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B. F. SCHWEIER,
THE COnSTITUTIOn-THE UniOnJWD THE EFlFORCEUEtH OF THE LAWS.
Editor and Proprietor.
MIFFMNTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1900
CHAPTEB V. (Continued.)
We passed the quiet little hamlet of
Woolvercot, the only living creatures ris
ible being some white geeite on the green; J
and shortly thereafter we stopped onr
uible vessel (or a second or two, and
got out for a stroll along the towpath.
And a very pleasant stroll it was; the
air was soft and sweet, the sunlight was
n'ore general now, and lay warmly on
the hawthorn hedges and the grassy
bunks. Of course. Miss Peggy was busy
wiih lu-r study of English wild flowers;
ami the young man who seemed rather
glad to be her attendant did what he
could to assist her; and as she got to
gether wild hyacinths and primroses and
sx--dwells and forget-me-nots and Kosa
lind's "daisies pied and violets blue," she
.metinu-s hummed or whistled a bit of
the "Creen Bushes" tune that had ap
parently got into her head.
"I sha n't forget to write out that song
for you," said her companion as If the
assurance were needed! 4
"I think I know the air." she answer
ed; "if you will kindly give, me the
It turned out a clear and golden after
noon; and the westering light lay softly
on the foliage of the willows and elms,
' on the wide and silent meadows where
he cattle were, and on the banks nearer
as that were yellow with buttercups. And
the night that followed was one of the
most perfect moonlight nights I had erer
"On a night like this."" said onr yonng
American friend, "isn't It a pity we
haven't some beautiful music? The tink
ling of a banjo spoils everything."
"Peggy," said Queen Tit, putting her
hand on the girl's arm for a moment,
"sing 'My Old Kentucky Home.' "
Thereupon Miss Peggy who la the soul
of good nature when there is no mischiev
ous project in her head took up her
banjo, which lay in her lap, and began to
sing, and very well did her rich contralto
voice sound in the stillness of these slum
bering woods and fields. One could not
help wondering what some belated rustic
would have thought of it all if he had
L-lianced upon ns on his way home; the
fcjlack trees and the gray canal showing
kio sign of life; that spectral white thing
moored in there among the willows with
its motionless points of red fire; the si
lence all around absolute but for the
strange singing of a woman' voice.
It was hard that snch a perfect night
ehould be succeeded by a wild and, blus
tering morning; the rain waa rattling on
f ur house roof; there was a wail of wind
hrough the swaying and dripping boshes
find trees. In the midst of all this tar
noil. Captain Columbus suddenly makes
5iU appearance, and, with serious aspect.
Informs us that we cannot go any further
tit present. The authorities, it appears,
)-M.-k the canal gates every second Sun
ilay. Queen Tita, of course, is far from
jheing disappointed. She highly approves
of stopping the traffic every second Sun-
ilay, uud doubtless would have the regu
ation extended to every Sunday, if she
lad the power.
We had three visitors that evening!
fl'wo of them, whom we found on the
imnk when we returned to the boat, were
jut rustic mold, and in stolid silence, and
with calm, immovable gaze they contem
plated the strange object that had invad-I-d
these solitudes. They made no re
jnnrk; their eyes wandered not; they
jnerely stood there and stared and stared,
lis tished the famous fisher of Sunborle.
rl'ucy stared at the boat, at the windows,
kUe gunwale, the tiller, the roof, the an
chor at the bow. And never a word they
f MUe. We left them staring.
Our third visitor to Jack Duncombe's
obvious discomfiture was no other than
Mr. Algernon A'Becket, who arrived
route little time before dinner in high glee
over his success in discovering onr where
abouts. Indeed, he was quite hilarious,
Notwithstanding that his trousers looked
Vat her damp, and he was Just
little bit hungry; Murdoch waa
bidden to make speed, while the
women folk began to light tbr
lamps and candles in order to brighten
tip the saloon. Jack Duncombe, of couise,
would take no part in the entertainment
of this new guest; but Mr. A'Becket
r.eemed capable of making himself at
home without much trouble; and Mrs.
Threepenny-bit and her young American
friend, as they were laying the cloth and
otherwise getting matters made easy for
Murdoch, were very courteous and com
placent toward him.
"And how are you to get back, Mr.
A'Becket 7" his hostess said to him, not
uunuturally. "I wish we could offer you
a berth." '
"Not at all, not at all V he answered,
with abundant cheerfulness. "I know
precisely where I am now.
"I am sure it's more than we do.
observed, rather ruefully.
"And you know I waa anxious to see
how you looked en voyage," be contin
ued, with a well-satisfied glance all
round; "and really nothing could be more
snug and delightful. How strange it
must be to feel yourselves so entirely Iso
lated; a small party all by yourselves,
and wandering away into these out-of-the-world
places; really, it makes one a
Jack Duncombe glared: was the man
actually begging for an invitation? And
t dinner, too. Mr. A'Becket seemed
quite content so long as he could dress
himself to the two women. Jack Don
eombe rarely interfering, except when
there was a chance of his posing as Miss
Peggy's natural ally and champion. In
deed, the younger man
In that light whenever do off"T"
and seemed ready to sacrifice the most
Sacred institution, of his
the mere sake of taking her part For
example, our Oxford friend J
about the irreverence lor nflltJ'
uionly attributed to the Aericanpeople,
and amid he had one heard an African
oeciare tnat BquattersTllle,
was of more value to the world than
Westminster Abbey, because Squatter
rille was foil of living men, I!
Westminster Abbey waa full of dead
ones. Whereupon Miss Peggy said, sen
aibly and modestly enough, as we
-Well, sometimes our people at home
say things like that, but they don t be
lieve them. They think It clever to startle
you. that la all." :
3V WILLIAM J LACK.
That ought to have been enough. But
it wasn't enough for Jack Duncombe.
Oh. dear. no. Something must be said
on behalf of Miss Peggy's countrymen.
Miss Peggy herself was not to be crushed
oy the dread might and majesty of West
After all." aald this reckless young
man, "If you walk through Westminster
Abbey, and impartially look at the names
or tne people they have nut there. vou'U
come to the conclusion that in former
days it was orettv easv to t In Tw
at John Phillips. Did you ever hear of
Our learned friend from- Oxford, being
thus directly challenged, had to confess
ms ignorance of the enshrined John Phil
"Well, he was a writer of comic verses;
at least, I believe they are considered to
oe comic, the younger man continued
witn superfluous scorn. "I know this? I
esuld get you twenty livina writers who
could do infinitely better vera: inAA
If John Phillips were alive now there is
one place where you would not find him.
and that is at the Pnnch weekly dinner!"
Mr. A'Becket turned to Miss Peggy,
and aald to her. with a smile:
"Tour countryman whom I heard make
that remark Is said to be worth thirty
"He isn't worth consideration." she an
swered, with a kind of audacious petu
lance; and there the subject droDoed.
You should have heard how that young
man broke forth when our guest had to
leave us to find his way across country to
some railway station that he named. You
would have thought that this harmless
freak on the part of an Oxford Don, in
stead of being in its way a kind of com
pliment, was really a gross invasion of
one's inalienable rights. If we wished to
be by ourselves, why should we not be
allowed to be by ourselves? Mr. Jack
Duncombe made much nse of that word
"ourselves." He seemed to like it, some-
"I propose," said he, in hla reckless
fashion, "that we should give up our leis
ure time on this trip to the composition
of a great and learned work, lust to show
what we can do. Will you join. Miss
"Oh, yes," saya the young lady, with
calm effrontery. "What ia it to be
"Oh, anything will serve to show off
with. We most make It imposing. The
square of the hypothenuse, if you like."
"That would be very interesting," she
observes!! with mac hcomplacency. "Of
course you will begin with a description
of the square; I mean, the square in
which the Hypothenuse lives?"
"Certainly," he answers, "catching on"
with alacrity. "Then we come to the
habits of the Hypothenuse his time of
getting up and going into the city." -"I
would have something more roman
tic than that," Miss Peggy says, thought
fully. "If he lives in a square, there
must be people opposite. One of them
might be a young lady."
"Yes. undoubtedly; but she Is rather an
unknown quantity yet; we will call her
X until we can settle more about her.
She is living with her Uncle Rhomboid."
"And the Hypothenuse has the greatest
difficulty in meeting with her." she con
"The gardens in the square would be
a good place; I suppose the Hypothenuse
would have a key."
"Naturally. But then, again. Aunt Par
allelogram distinctly approves of the
match, and Is going to leave all her
money to X. Would you make the Hy
pothenuse rich or poor?"
So these two young idiots went on. one
of them apparently taking a grim delight
In thus revenging himself for the intru
sion of a stranger among "ourselves."
There was no other thought for the hap
less Scholiast making bis way along
darkened roads to wait for the last train
in some solitary little railway station.
Here the lights were burning clear, and
they were now safe from all interfer
ence, with aimless merriment and ban
died words and laughing glances to fit
full every glad and prccioijgjninute.
On this still morning, while as yet the
unknown world around ns seemed but
half awake, there is a tall young lady,
of slim and elegant figure, standing all
alone in the stern of the boat. It is the
Person without a Character. She has
perched herself on the steersman's plank;
her arms are placed on the transverse
iron rod, her chin rests contemplatively
on her crossed palms. And who can tell
That dreams and reveries may not be in
the calm deeps of her eyes, which can
be thoughtful and wistful enough when
they are not full of malice? Apparently
she is looking away across the undulat
ing landscape, with its varied features of
wood and meadow, of hedge-row and up
land slope, emerging from the pale mist
of the dawn; but there may be quite
other visions before her. Perhaps she if
thinking of the olden days of romance
and heroic adventure, when noble eavla
"came sounding through the town;" per
aaps she is only thinking of New York,
and of some facetious and correctly
dressed young man there. When one
civilly bids her good-morning she turn,
round with a startled look; clearly bet
thoughts have been far away.
"Well." she says, "the more I see of
England, the more I am surprised to
'hink how such a wonderful lot of thing
should have happened in so small a place.
And not only small, but but empty.
The country seems dead. There's nobody
in it, Last night I was reading about
Warwick and Kenilworth, just by way
of preparation, you know, for I suppose
we shall get there this evening. Well,
where did all those great lords find the
people to build splendid castles for theml
Where did they get such sums of money 1
(Vhere did all the armies come from that
were in the Wars of the Roses?"
Now the spectacle of a young mind in
f knnwledce is. SB has been
observed before, a pleasing sight; but it
has to be pointed out to nii i ij
.. j ti;.k hl.tnrv on eh t to re-
main prohibited during the remainder of
this trip, to a vol a miscoucvyuou,
the better silencing of scandalous
tongues. .,.,.' ..
"Ah, now," she says, piainaveiy, .
, j, .hnnM he snbiected to
such cruel tannta and suspicions? And
so unjustly, too; tnat is me
part of it; if there was the smallest atom
. . j-.: ... tho thinn they say
of us. I shouldn't mind. I do really be
lieve," ahe continues, wltn an air 01
enin conviction, "that you and I are the
two most absolutely perfect characters
the world has ever known. I have never
met with any oo just unite so good
NATIONAL TURNERS FESTIVAL, PHILADELPHIA,
Foremost among the attractive fea
tures of the coming National Turn Fest.
which takes place In this city the week
of June 18-23. as far as the general
public ia concerned, are the mass exhi
bitions of calisthenics. These will be
performed by classes of boys and girls
from all portions of the United States
and will number about 6.000 trained
turners. These exercises will take place
at the Philadelphia Ball Park, which
for this occasion will be converted into
the finest out-door gymnasium that tli!s
or any other country has ever beheld.
The prime object of the exhibitions
at the Ball Park are to demonstrate to
the public the benefits of the German
system of physical culture, more partic
ularly In the public schools. For this
purpose about six thousand boys and
girls fiom the various turning socie
ties throughout the United States have
been drilled for the past two years In
all of the different branches of calisthe
nics so as to be thoroughly proficient
for the coming Turn Fest.
The classes to give the mass exhibi
tions have been selected from the turn
ing societies of the best turn verelns of
the Pacific oist, the Western States,
the South and the East, so as to show
their workings in all sections of the
Union. In some of the leading West
ern cities and some of the most promi
nent educational Institutions of Ameri
ca the Turner Bund has succeeded in
having the German calisthenics! exer-
we are. And. of course, that is the ex
planation. Perfect people are never pro
perly comprehended. The only comfort
Is," adds Miss Peggy, complacently,
"that you and I understand and appre
ciate each other; and they are welcome
to say all those things about us as often
as they please."
This was all very well; and Indeed it
was satisfactory to think that one had
won the commendation Of a being so con
fident of her own moral worth. But
there was this to be considered aliout
Peggy, that you could never be very sure
of her. Indeed, when she was most amia- (
ble she was moat to be distrusted; wnen
she held out both hands to you in the
frankest fashion, you had to beware lest
they should turn out to he the two knobs
of an electrical machine.
The next instant, with Immovable face
and inscrutable eyes, ahe remarks. In a
casual kind of way:
"Mr. A'Becket Is coming to Warwick."
"Yes, he is."
"Well, you are I declare you are "
"ir she says, with blank stare of
Innocence. "What have I to do with it?"
"Then how did he tell you and no one
else of his coming?"
"Oh, as for that," she says, in a care
less fashion, "he only mentioned it in go
ing away as a kind of possibility. If he
had spoken of it to you, it might have
looked like asking for an invitation. And
perhaps he maya't come, after all. I'm
ure. If I were he, I woumn't take the
Just at this moment we were unexpect
edly interrupted. There was a barge
coming along, drawn by two donkeys,
each with a nose-tin slung at its head;
and along wMh tbem was a tall young
bargeman, as handsome as Apollo, but
with a sun-tan on his face and a mild
fire in his eyes unknown to the marble
figures in the Ufflzi corridors. After a
preliminary and rather diffident glance at
the young lady, he made bold to ask us
whether we were going on that day?
"Yes. certainly, was the answer.
"Then you'll have to make haste," said
the sun-browned. Apollo, for they're go
ing to repair Clayton Lock, and unless
you get on at once, you won't get through
Now, this was most unwelcome news;
for. though it waa well enough, once in
awhile, to spend a whole twenty-four
hours by the side of a meadow, with
speedwells, dandelions, pollard-willows,
swifts, water rots, and an occasional
sheep, as our only companions, still we
felt that we had not been making sii in
dent progress, and we had certainly cal
culated on reaching Warwick that night.
8 there was nothing for It but to sum
mon Murdoch forthwith, and bid him
leave breakfast alone and go scour the
neighboring country in search of Captain
Columbus and the Horse-Marine.
Well, we got through Clayton Lock
eaUly enough: and thereafter entered
upon a long stretch of eleven miles with
out any lock at alL' This was by far
the most lonely district into which we
had as yet penetrated; and as the canal
Is here on a high level, we had a suffi
ciently spacious view of the richly culti
vated but apparently uninhabited coun
try . Far as the eye could reach there
was nothing visible but fields, hedge-row
and upland heights, with here and there
a clump of trees, or perhaps a solitary
bam, A bit of red showing pleasantly
enough among the prevailing greens. The
day was brightening up too; sweet, mild
airs were blowing; there was even, now
nd again, a ray of watery sunlight strik
ing on some distant slope. We began to
wonder whether we had at last escaped
jfrom the rain that had pursued us so in
cessantly; for, of course, we did not want
bur pretty Miss Peggy to go away back
to America with the impression that Eng
land vti a land of perpetual mists..
(To be continued
Tbf Dreams of Avarice.
Dorothy Pa, I do wish we were rich.
Dorothy'! pa How rich would you
dke to be?
Dorothy Oh, awfully rich; rich
enough to snub people and still be call
td agreeable. Chicago Record.
There la quite a difference betweei
going In and going out of office. A ma
la sworn In. bnt he usually does V
Mwriai himself when hp arm on
MASS-EXHIBITIONS OF CALISTHENICS AT THE BASE
In, . i raA mrA loll- MinCeSfl has
been most pronounced wherever they
are in vogue.
These have been adopted with suc-
t., In tha mitillf irhnnlN nf ICsnsaS
City, Mo.. Chicago. Cleveland, St. Louis.
Davenport. Iowa. AiiiwauKee, uoiuniuus,
Dayton, Indianapolis, Rock Island, Dul
uth, Denver, Sandusky. Erie. New Ulm,
Minn., and Canton. Ohio. In addition
to these the system is taught at the
Military Academy at West Point, the
Naval Academy at Annapolis. Cook
County Normal School, at Englewood.
III., Washington University. St. T-ouis.
and In hundreds of private schools all
over this country.
The exercises of this character consist
of marching In all forms, from the sim
ple turn to all the complicated forms
or evolutions. Calisthenics embracing
exercises with short and long wands,
dumb-bells, large wooden rings and
clubs. Fancy steps, mainly for girls,
embracing all the movements from a
simple gallop to the most complicated
forms executed by expert dancers. The
exercises for children are dlvldeil to
correspond with the number of school
years of the common and grammar
The Turn Fest Is under the charge of
Richard Pertuch. Festival Director.than
whom there Is no more proficient tutor
in the various branches of German
Physical culture In this country. Pro
fessor Pertuch has been chosen by the
Field and Farm.
Farmers will take extra pains when
feeding a crop, but their greatest loss,
s in not harvesting at the proper time.'
rhe longer a crop remains on the
ground after It is ready or matured
the more woody fibre or Indigestible
material It will contain.
Streaky or mottled butter may be dua
to the salt or the working of the butter.
In the finest quality of butter the salt
la so evenly diffused that, as appears
under the microscope, every grain is
runounded by a film of clear and trans
parent brine, which shows the neces
sity of avoiding the overworking of the
butter before the salt la added. In the
first working every particle of the milk
should be gotten rid of, but enough
clear water should be left to dissolve
every grain of salt In 12 hour before
the next working. If this Is done mere
will be but little danger of streaklness
In the butter, but to get the best re
sults the salt should be very finely
Ordinary chimney soot Is an excellent
fertilizer and should be carefully saved.
That from coal is superior to that from
wood. It contains nitrogen, and Is bene- m
flcial to all crops. It Is disliked by some
insects, and Is used as a preventive of
their attacks, for which purpose It may
be more profitably applied owing to the
small quantity produced prohibiting its
use extensively aa a fertilizer.
Skill in the dairy Is Important, but
the art of butter making does not de
Tend altogether upon skill In the man
pulation of the milk, cream and butter.
Inferior .cows, that are half fed, or not
fed properly, will not furnish 'milk of
:he desired quality for producing the
best butter. On some farms, during
the warm days of summer, the cows su
fer from lack of water. It will not do
to simply water them morning and
night, but they must have an abundant
lupply. The food should also be varied
ind of the best quality.
Hay differs greatly In weight and
quality. Ripe timothy hay Is the heav
iest, about 400 cubic feet, well packed,
being eatlmated as weighing a ton. If
fut when In blossom a ton will take up
bout 480 cubic feet. Mixed with clover
a ton will vary from 450 to BOO cubic
feet. Clover hay requires about 50 cu
bio feet to a ton. Of pea vine hay about
100 cubic feet make a ton. About 700
ruble feet of meadow hay is the esti
mate for a ton. These estimates are
Bot strictly reliable, however, aa some
thing depends upon how closely the hay
Is pressed in the stack or mow.
When aphides attack trees the best
remedy is strong soapsuds made of
srhale-oll soap. Strong tobacco water
s also said to be excellent. The use of
terosene emulsion Is a sure remedy, but
t should be sprayed on the trees, so as
;o saturate all the branches, twigs and
eaves. In winter painting of the trunks
ind limbs with crude petroleum has
given excellent results.
The ground cannot be made too rich
'or gooseberries and currants, and any
xtra attention given them the first
rear will have Its effect for years af
ter, as a good start Is an advantage.
Plant In rows four feet apart, cultivate
thoroughly, and then mulch. Cutting
)ut the old wood should not be over
ooked. It Is not difficult to get large
fields of fruit when the soil la rich and
:he cultivation Is thorough.
Some weeds are valuable foods for
aogs. and if cot down or pulled up and
thrown Into the hog-pens can be utilized
to advantage. Pigweed, purslaln, rag
weed and young poke weeds will be
highly relished by hogs, as will also
lamb's quarter, which grows nearly
Some dairymen have a measure and
give each cow the same quantity of
food. There can be no uniformity in
:he allowance of food. Some cows con
lume more than others, and cows that
ire In foil flow of milk require more
"ood than the non-producers. The only
rule to follow Is to give each animal
as much as it will eat up clean if It I
Ills Point of View.
Fair Medical Student What do you
think of women for physicians? ,
Old Doctor I think they are all right
Why, we derive two-thirds of our In
come from women.
The Lord Almighty never yet madt
tn ideal man like those to be found In
very novel you pick up. and girl
k should stop searching for him.
JUNE 18-23, 1900
technical ' committee of the National
league, and he has arranged a pro
gram, the completeness of which sur
passes any as yet computed for a like
The local management of the Turn
Fest Is in charge of the following local
turning societies: Philadelphia Turn
Gemelnde, the Southwark Turn Vereln,
the Roxborough Germanla Turn Verein,
Columbia Turn Vereln, all or this city,
and the Camden, N. J.. Turn Verein.
The members of the various committees
have been selected for their experience
as well as their expressions of favor
ing the Introduction of physical culture
in the public schools. In order to make
the festival one that will partake of the
nature of a demonstration fiom all
walks of life for physical culture, the
following Press Committee has been ap.
pointed to aid the turners In bringing
the subject properly before the general
public and make the festival one of
the City of Philadelphia, rather than
one of the turners only:
Joseph Morwitz. William Itegens
purger. Dr. Joseph Berndt, C. T. Mayor.
Louis Holler, L. Werner. S. C. Wells.
3. B. Townsend, L. Clarke Davis. O.
W. C. Drekel, James Elverson. Jr.,
Joseph Robinson, Col. A. K. McClure,
D. G. Fenno. Thomas Wanamaker. E.
A. Van Valkenburg. Barclay Warbur
ton, W. Ambruster, John W Bailey.
W. C. Russel. W. L. McLean. W. Per
rlne. M. Richard Murkle. Dr. C. J. Hex
amer. F. Ehrlleh and Dr. C Wetland.
Cream of Pears. Boil one-quarter of
a pound of rice until tender; strain off
the water; add half a cup of rich milk,
three-quarters of a cup of sugar, salt
spoonful of salt and half a dozen quar
ters of canned pears cut In pieces. Sim
mer ten minutes, pass through a sieve
into a wetted mold. Serve cold with
whipped cream. -
Baked Halibut with Puree of Peas.
Select a solid peace of halibut weigh
ing about three pounds. Put on the
rack In a baking pan, brush liberally
with butter and dredge' with salt, oi
omit the butter and spread thin slices
of pork over the top of the fish. Set
In a fast oven: after ten or fifteen min
utes add a cup of boiling water and
reduce the temperature; baste every
ten minutes, dredging with flour aftei
each basting, and at last with butter.
Let cook until the central bone sepa
rates easily from the fish. When baked
remove the skin and bone and decorate
with a puree of peas.
Consomme a la Mancelle. Cut In
Julienne Bhane half a carrot, a small
turnip and half a head of blanched
celery. Saute in hot butter for ten
minutes: then cook in boiling watet
for half an hour: skim, drain and add
to three pints of consomme seasoned
with a teaspoonful and a half of salt
and a saltspoonful of paprika; add a
cup of roasted chestnuts cut Into small
strips when procurable.
Baked Swedish Mince. Mince finely
one pound or a pound and a half of
J calves' or sheens' liver and chop one
pickled onion very small. Mix togethei
i add the meat of three cooked sausages.
two tablespoonfuls of melted butter.
; level teaspoonful of salt, pinch of sage
' and one-half cud of blanched chopped
almonds. Stir in one tablespoonful ol
1 flour, press Into a pudding dish with a
: lid and bake In a moderate oven for
' two hours. Turn out the mince, which
will be a firm mold upon a hot dish
and surround with a puree of peas.
Lettuce, Egg and Radish Salad.
Arrange three hard-boiled eggs; cut
In slices upon a bed of lettuce: dispose
about these a bunch of radishes cut ir
slices; mix half a teaspoonful of salt, a
dash of paprika and six tablespoonfult
, of oil, then stir In gradually tiree ta
blespoonfuls of lemon juice or vinegar:
pour over the salad, tosa together and
Olive Custards. Beat two eggs well
put over the fire with two ounces ol
grated Parmesan and stir until thick
Fry ten very small rounds of bread
to a crisp brown, spread with anchovy
paste, then with cheese mixture and
put a stoned olive on each. Delicious
with the salad.
In boiling meat for soup put cold wa
fer to it and let it come slowly to a
simmer to extract the juice. If meat
Is boiled for Itself alone put It Into boil
ing water, which causes the outer sur
face to contract, and the richness of
the meat is retained within.
To make sealing wax for fruit cans,
take eight ounces of rosin, two ounces
turn shellac and a half-ounce of bees
wax. Melt all together.- This will make
a quantity, and may be melted for use
A farina boiler Is a necessity, aa
with one there is no danger of scorch
ing. Thick brown paper should be laid
under carpets If the patent- lining is
not to be had. It saves wear, and pre
vents the Inroads of moths, which,
however, will seldom give trouble - it
salt is sprinkled around the edges when
the carpet is laid.
Green corn and lima beans deterior
ate more quickly than any other vege
tables; they should be spread out sin
gly on the cool cellar floor as quickly
aa possible after they come from the
Probably the Catholic Standard,
which prints this dialogue, did not in
tend that stiff and awkward elocution
lata abonld take It as a helpful bint:
Teacher Your recitation waa ex
tremely good, Johnny. The gestures
were particularly naturaL, Where did
you get them?
Johnny Git what?
Teacher The gestures.
Johnny I alnt got the gestoora. It'a
PLUCKY MRS. VOIQHT.
aloma Bha Bravely Attacked, Cornered
and Killed a Coyote.
When forced to an issue a woman ln
rariably proves herself aa plucky as a
man. Mrs. Bote Volght, wife of Mr.
B. M. Volght, a farmer near Modesta,
CaL, baa just furnished an example ot
the courage and strength for which the
women of the West have become fa
mous since the days of the pioneer.
The other night Mrs. Voight's dot
caught a coyote off his guard and ran
him Into the barn, planting himself
noisily at the entrance so that bis vic
tim should not come without settllDg
accounts with htm face to face. The
dog knew enough not to go In after the
game. When Mrs. Volght heard the
dog barking so significantly she knew
there was a "varmint" of some kind Id
trouble. She surmised also that Tow
ser would not push the matter any fur
ther without assistance from the house.
She went to the barn and looked In.
After a moment the form of the
coyote became visible In a far corner,
his eyes gleaming like the real story
book eyes of beasts that are met in th
dark. A pitchfork stood against the
barn near the door. Mrs. Voighl
grasped this belligerently and stepped
inside. In five seconds or less there
was a battle In progress in the dark
ness of the barn, and the dog stood It
the door and barked the louder to en
courage the affair, and perhaps also tc
The coyote, fairly cornered and left
no alternative, had to fight or be killed
like a sheep. He snarled with a kind
of hopeless defiance and showed hit
fangs, but Mrs. Volght was ready foi
him. He bad no sooner turned to face
ber than she jammed the fork full
upon him. the prongs entering bit
shoulders and running clear through
him, so vigorous and well-aimed wai
the blow. Yet he made a leap forward,
the pain from the wound adding frenzy
to desperation, and almost wrenched
the fork from the woman's hands as
she still held It In his shoulders. She
held on, however, driving the weapon
harder and harder Into the stricken
beast until finally she got him actually
pinned to the ground. He squirmed
and writhed while she held him down,
her intention bolns to ernsh tbe life out
of him there and then.
But coyotes are as bard to kill aa
they are to catch. Mrs. Volght had to
make a new attack. She reached and
caught a rope with one hand while shf
held the fork handle with the other,
and with the rope she tied the fork tc
the wall In such a way that the im
paled victim could not dislodge It. Tuff
left her free to go after a club. Witt
which she soon returned and beat fie
animal until he was past doing any
i further mischief In this world. Then
(he released him, put a noose around
his neck and dragged him to the house,
where she held him as a trophy for hei
husband to see when he returned from
the field, where he had been all day en
gaged In plowing.
LAW AS INTERPRETED.
The rule that a common carrier can
not grant exclusive privileges to lu
patrons Is held. In Kates vs. Atlanta
Baggage and Cab Company (Ga.). 44
L. R. A. 431, not to preclude a railroad
company from discriminating between
persons In respect to facilities for en
tering trains te solicit transportation ol
passengers and baggage, or the use of
portion of Its baggage room.
Custom of a' railroad company to set
round-trip tickets at a certain station
Buudays is held in Johnson vs. Georgi
R. & B. Company (Ga.), 40 L. R. A. 502
not binding on the company after dis
sontinuing such sale, so as to entitle i
passenger who gets on the train with
out a ticket to Insist on being carriec
for the reduced price at which tin
round-trip tickets had been previouslj
An administrator who takes land at
assets by express provision of law li
(held. In Price vs. Ward (Nev.), 46 L. R
A. 458, to have no such right, title oi
Interest In and to the lands of his in
testate In another State as will entltli
blm to sue to redeem from a mortgngt
thereon by setting off agalnet It wasti
committed by the mortgagee In pos
session after the intestate's death, oi
to recover damages for waste or trcs
pass on the lands.
Enforcement of the liability of i
stockholder in a foreign corporation t
Ita creditors In an amount equal to thi
amount of his stock Is held. In Crippit
L. & Co. vs. Laighton (X. II.). 40 L. R
A. 4C7, not to be required by prlnciplei
f comity especially where the laws o:
the forum -In respect to the stockbold
ers liability are essentially different
so that there Is no way In which thi
obligation can be enforced with sub
President Kruger by bis first mar
riage had one child, who died young
By his second wife be bad sixteen cbil
area. His grandchildren number 104
Accepted the Cosurt's Invitation.
At the Durham. England, assizes re
cently the plaintiff In a trifling cast
was a deaf woman and after a little th
ludge suggested that the counsel shoulc
get hla client to compromise it and bi
ask her what ahe would take ta ttl
It. The counsel thereupon shouted oul '
very loudly to his client: "Hla lord.!
hip wants to know what you Willi
tag." ne smiling replied: "I thank I
hla lordship kindly and if It's Da In- i
ctrnventeace to him 111 take a llttlif
Reo. Br. CatoiSii
nnfeMt TO Victor. ShoutThe Joy
of Onnomlig Difficult).. Th. Sail
faction EipniMd by Christ on the
Outcome of His Earthly Labor.
Washthotojc, D. C In this dlscocrs.
Or. Talmaga shows tn an unusual way the
antagonisms that Christ overcame and
Dnds a balsam for all wounded beirts;
text. John xvil.. 4, "I have finished the
work which Thou gavest He to do."
There is a profound satisfaction In the
completion of anything we have under
taken. We lift the capstone with exulta
tion, while, on the other band, there 1
nothing more disappointing than, aftet
having tolled In a certain direction, to find
that onr time Is wasted and our Invest
ment profitless. Christ oame to throw up
a highway on which the whole world
might, it It chose, mount into heaven. He
did It. The foul mouthed crew who at
tempted to tread on Him could not ex
tinguish the sublime satisfaction which
He expressed when He said: "I have
finished the work which Thou gavest Ma
Alexander the Great was wounded, and
the doctors could not medicate his wounds,
and he seemed to be dying, and in bis
cream the sick man saw a plant "with a
peculiar flower, and he dreamed that that
plaut was put upon his wound and that
immediately it was cured. And Alexander,
waking from his dream, told this to the
physician, and the physician wandered out
until be found just the kind of plant which
the sick man had doserlbed, brought it to
him, and the wound was healed. Well, the
hnman race had been hurt with the cbast
llest of all wounds that ot sin. It wa
the business of Christ to hrinir a balm foi
that wound the balm of divine restora
tion. In carrying this basinets to a suc
cessful issue the difficulties wore stupend
ous. In rasny of our plans wo have our friendi
to help us; some to draw a sketch or the
plan, others to help us in the execution,
lint Christ fought every Inch of His way
against bitter hostility and amid circum
stances all calculated to depress and de
feat. In the first place, II Is worldly occapbtlon
was against Him. I And that He earned Hi:
livelihood by the carpenter's trade, an oc
cupation olwavs to be highly regarded and
respected. But yon know as well as I dc
that in order to succeed in any employ
ment one must give his entire time to it,
and I have to declaro that the fatigues ol
carpentry wero unfavorable to the execu
tion of a mission which required all men
tal and physical faculties. Through high,
bard, dry, husky, insensate Judaism to
hew a way for a new and glorious dispen
sation was a stupendous undertaking that
was enough to demand all the concen
trated energies even ot Christ. We have a
great many romantic stories about what
men with physical toil have accomplished
In intellectual departments, but you know
that after a man has been toiling all la
with ads and saw and hammer, plane and
ax, about all he can do Is to rest. A wenrj
body Is an unfavorable adjunct to a tolling
mind. You, whose life In purely mecbani
sal, if you were oalled'to the upbuilding ol
a kingdom, or the proclamation ot a new
aode of morals, or the starting of a revolu
tion which should npturn all nations,
sould get some idea of the incoherence ol
Christ s occupation with His hoaveulj
In His father's shop no more Intercourse
was necessary than is ordinarily necessary
In bargaining with men that have work to
io, yet Christ, with hands hard from nse
of tools of trade, was called forth to bo-i
tome a public speaker, to proach In the)
face of mobs, while some wept, and some
ihook their fists, and some gnashed upon'
Blm with their teeth, and many wanted
aim out oi me way. io audress orderly
and respectful assemblages Is not so easy
is It may seem, but it requires more
snergy and more force and more concen.
tratlon to address an exasperated mob.
The villagers of Nazareth heard the pound-1
Ing of His hammer, but all the wide
teaches of eternity were to hear the stroke 1
3f His spiritual up building.
do also tils nanus or dress and diet were
tgalnst Him. The mighty men ot Christ's
lime did not appear in apparel without
trinkets and adornments. None of the
SaMars would have appeared in citizen's
tpparel. Tet here was a man, here was a
professed king, who always wore the same
)oat. Indeed It was far from shabby, for
tfter He had worn It a loner while the
amblers thought it wortli rattling about,
9ut still it was far from being an imperial
robe. It was a coat that any ordinary
nan might have worn on an ordinary oc
saston. Neither was there any pretension in HI"
list. No cupbearer with golden chalice
Drought Him wine to drink. On the sca
Ihore He ate fish, first having broiled It
aimself. No one fetched Him water to
lrlnk; but. bending over the well In
jamaria, He begged a drink. He sat at
nly one banquet, and that not at nil
lumptuous, for to relieve the awkward
ness ot the host one of the guests bad to
prepare wine for the company.
Other kings ride in a chariot; He walked.
Other kings, as they advance, have heralds
ibead and applauding subjects behind;
Christ's retinue was made up of sun
aurned fishermen. Other kings sleep
inaer emurohioroa canopy; tuls one on n
ihelterless hill, riding but once, as far us 1
low remember, on a colt, and thnt bor
rowed. His poverty was against Him. It re
quires money to build great enterprises.
Hen ot means are afraid of a penniless
projector lest a loan be demanded. It re
ulres money to print books, to bnlld in
ititutions, to pay Instructors. No wondet
:he wise men of Christ's time laughed at
this penniless Christ. "Why," tby snid,
'who Is to pay for this new religion? Whc
Is to charter the ships to carry the mis
ilonarles? Who Is to pav the salnries ol
ibe teachers? Shall wealthy, established
religion be discomfited by a penniless
The consequence was that most of thr
people that followed Christ hail nothing tf
lose. Affluent Joseph ot Arimntbea buried
Christ, but be risked no .ocinl position ir
doing that. It ia always safe to bury t
Zaecheus risked no wealth or social posl
ion In following Christ, but took a positior
in a tree to look down ns He passed.
Nicodemus, wealthy Nicodemus, riskec
nothing of social position in following
Christ, for be sknlked by night to find Him
All thin was against Chri.t. So the fnci
that He was not regularly graduated wo.
igalnst Him. If a man come with diplo
Has of eoileges and schools nud theological
leminaries and he has been through for
Ign travel, the world is disposed to llstnn.
But here was a man who bad graduated at
no college, bad not in any ncnditiny by or
llnary means learned the'alphabet of It'.
Anguage He spoke, an I yet lie proposed li
talk, to Instruct In subjects which hoc i-i.
founded the mightiest intellects. Johr,
aid, "The Jews marveled, saving, Hon
hath this man letters, having nevei
learned?" We, in our day, have found onl
that a man without a diploma may know
is much as a man with one and t hat a col
lege cannot transform a sluggard into t
philosopher or a theological seminary teach
fool to preach. An empty head, after the
laying on of hands ot the presbytery
Is empty still. But It allocked nil existing
prejudices in those olden tinies for a mat
with no scholastic pretensions and no
graduation from a learned Institution tc
tet Himself up for atencher. it was against
8o there have been men ot wonderfu
magnetism of person. But hear me wlillt
I tell you of a poor young Man who came u
from Nazareth to produce a thrill w Ich hot
never been excited by any other. Napoleoi
had around him the memories of Murengt
tnd Ansterlitz and Jena, but here was I
Alan who had fnnirtit no battle, who nn
00 epaulets, who brandished no sword. If
bad probable never seen a prince or shaken
hands wltn a nobleman.
The oa'.y extraordinary person wo know
of as being in His company was His own
mother, and she was so poor that, in the
most delicate and sobvnn hour thnt comes
t a woman's soul, sliu was obliged to lie
uown among drivers grooming the beast
Again, I remark, there was no organiza
tion in His behalf, and that was against
Him. When mon propose any great work,
they band together, they write letters oi
agreement, they take oaths of .ealty, and
tiie more complete the organization the
more and complete the success. Here was
one who went forth without any organiza
tion and alone. If men had a mind to join
in His company, all right; It they hud a
mind not to join In His company, all well.
It they came, they were greeted with no
loud salutation; it they went away, they
were sent with no bitter anathema, rotor
departed, and Christ tnrned and looked at
him; that was all.
All this was against Him. Did any onn
ever undertake such an enterprise amid
such infinite embarrassments aud by snch
modes? And yet I am here to say it ended
In a complete triumph. Notwithstanding
Ills worldly occupation. His poverty, HH
plain face. His unpretending ifrrli, the
fact that Ho was schoolless, the fuct that
He had a brief life, the fact that lie was
not accompanied by any visible organiza
tion notwithstanding all that. In nu ex
hllaraHon which .nil be prolonged In
everlasting chorals, He declared, "I have
finished the work which Thou gavest Me
In the eye infirmary now many diseases
of that delicate organ have been cured?
But Jtisa says to one blind, "Be open!"
uud tho light of heaven rnshos throun
irates that have never before beon opened.
The frost of an ax may kill a tree, but
Jesns smites one dead with a word.
Chemistry may do many wonderful
things, but what chemist at a wedding,
when the wine gavo out, could change a
pail of water Into a cask ot wine? What
human voice could command a school cl
fish? Yet here is a voice that marshals
the scally tribes until. In placa where
they had lot down tho net and pulled It
ap with no fish In It, they let it down
agaiu, and the disciples lay bold and be
fan to pull, when, by roaaoa of the multi
tude of fish, the net broke. Nature Is His
orvant. The flowers He twisted them In
to His sermons; the winds they were Els
lullaby when Hd slept In the boat; the rain
it hung glittering on the thick foliage of the
parables; the star of Bethlehem It sang
a Christmns carol over His Cirth; the rocks
they beat a dirge at His death. Behold
His victory over the gravel Tho hinges of
the family vault become very lusty be
cause they are never opened except to take
another in. Tnero is a knob on the out
dde of the door of the sepulcher, but none
on the inside. Here comes the Conqueror
of Death. He enters that realm and says,
"Dauchter of Jairus, sit npl" and she sits
ap. To Lazarus, "Come forth!" and he
same forth. To the widow's son He said.
'Oct up from that blerl" and he goes
home with his mother. Then Jedus
matched up the keys of death and bung
them to His girdle and cried until all tne
crraveyards of the earth heard Him: "O
ieath, I will be thy plague! O grave, I will
be thy destruction!"
No man could go through all the ob
stacles I have described, you say, without
having a nature supernatural. In that
irm, amid Its muscles and nerves and
hones, were intertwisted the energies of
omnipotence. In the syllables of that
voice there was the emphasis of the
eternal Ood. That foot that walked the
1eck of the slilp In Onnnesaret shall stamp
kingdoms of dnrkuess Into demolition.
This poverty struck Christ owned Augus
tus, owned the sanhedrin, owned Tiherlas,
owned all the castles on Its beach and all
the skies that looked down Into Its water
owned all the earth and all the heavens.
To Him of the plain coat belonged the
robes of cnlostial royally. He who
walked the road to Erumaus the llght-aings-were
the fire shod steeds of His
:bnrlot. Yet there are those who look
on and see Christ turn wnter Into wine,
ind they say, "It was sleight of band!"
nd they see Christ raise the dead to lite,
ind thoy sny: "Easily explained; not
really dead; playing dead!" Aud they soe
Christ giving sight to the blind man, and
:hev sny, "Clairvoyant doctor!" Oh, whut
(hall thoy do on the day when Christ rises
lp In judgmont and the hills shall took
ud the trumpets shall call, real ou neal?
In the time o' Tbeodosius the Great there
was a great assault made upon the divln-
cy ouesus unriHt, and during thnt time
riieodoslusthe Oreat called his own son to
lit on the throne with him and be a copart
ner in the government of the empire, and
sue day the old bishop came and bowed
iown before Tbeodosius, the emperor, and
onssed out of the room, and the emperor
was offended, saying to the old bishop,
Why didn't ;you pay the same honor
:omy son, who shares with me in the gov
ernment?" Then the old bishop turned to
.he young man and said, "The Lord bless
:hoo, my young man," but still paid him no
iucIi honor as he had paid lothe Emperor.
Vud the Emperor was still offended and
lispleased when the old bishop turned to
Thoodoslus the Oreat and said to him,
'You are offended with me because I don't
)ny the same honor to your son, whom you
lave made copartner In the government of
:his empire, the same honor I pay to you,
ind yet you encourage multitudes nf peo
ile in your realm tc deny the Son of Ood
inual authority, equal power, with God the
My subject also reassures us of the fact
:bat in all our struggles we have a sympa
:hlzor. You cannot tell Christ anything
iw about hardship. I do not think that
wide ages of eternity will take the scars
rom His punctured side and His lacerated
emplesand His sore bands. You will never
oavn a burden weighing so many pounds
is that burden Curlst carried up the bloody
Jill. You will never have any suffering
worse than He endured when, with tougue
lot and cracked and Inflamed and swollen.
He moaned, "I thirst." Yon will never be
mrrounded by worse hostility than thnt
which stood around Christ's feot, foaming,
reviling, livid with rage, howling down His
ornyers and snuffing up the smell of blood.
3 ye faint hearted, O ye troubled, O ye
persecuted One, hero is a heart that c.-in
tympathize with you!
Attain, and lastly, I learn from all thnt
las been said to-day that Christ was aw
fully in earnest. If it had not been a mo
nentous mission. Ha would have turned
inck from It disgusted and discouraged,
tie saw you lu a captivity from which He
was resolved to extricate you, though it
:ost Him all sweat, all tears, all blood, lie
Mime a great way to save yon. He came
'rom Bethlehem here, through the place
f skulls, through the chnrnel bouse,
:hrough banishment. There was not
imong all the ranks of celestials ono
ooing who would do as much' for you.
I lay His crushed heart at yonr feet to
iay. Let it not be told in heaven that you
ieliberately put your foot cn It. While it
will take all the ages of eternity to cele
brate Christ's triumph, I am here to make
:he startling announcement thnt because
of the rejection of this mission on the part
of some of you all that magnificent work
f garden and cross aud grave is, so far
is you are concerns I, a failure. Helena,
:be Empress, went to the Holy
Land to llnd the cross of Christ. Oct
:lng to the Holy Land, there were three
:rosses excavated, and the qnestion
was which of the crosses was Christ's
jross. Tboy took a dend iiody, tradition
lays, and put it upon one of the crosses,
ind there was no ilfn, and they took the
lend body and put It upon another cross,
ind there was no life; but, tradition says,
when the dead body was put up against
:he third cross It sprang Into life. The
lead man lived again. Oil, that the life
giving power of the Son of God might dart
rnur dead soul Into an eternal life, begin
ning this day! "Awake, thou sleepest,
urn rise irom in oeau, and Crist shall
rive thee llfel" Live nowl Aud live for.
The gieaust coward and the greatest
slave in the world is the flatterer.
The truly-refined man is he who has
been purged from the dross of self.
He who makes up his mind that h-
shall not suct-eed has already failed.
As long as pluck holds out no one
can cluim a victory over us.
Heaven Is very kind to us all, but
Heaven promises nothing to one.
Bee hunting is about the best busi
nes for a lazy man.
There is scarcely a human being, who
is not an idiot, but what has a super
stition of some kind.
The only pedigree worth having is the
one a man makes for himself.