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B. F. SCHWEIER,
THE CONSTITUTIONTHE UNION AND THE ENFORCEBENT OF THE LAWS.
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MIFFLIXTOWX. JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1900
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CHAPTER XIII. (Continued.)
"la he one of the distresses yon hare
suffered from, and would rather now be
free from?" one asks, la a general kind of
"Certainly not, I liked him very well, J
liked bim very well, indeed. Bnt if he
cumes back now, it will be with a differ
ence. Things hare got altered somehow
dou't you feel that? This hardly seems
tlie same boat that nsed to lotte itself in
the middle of the Thames, with every
body trying different kinds of poles.
Doesn't it feel a long time since then?
I believe it was the tunnels did it."
"Why, since we came through those
tunuels we seem to have come into an
other world altogether. Everything ia
different the landscape is different"
"Are the people different?"
"I don't know," she says, reflectively;
"but I seem to feel a different kind of
atmosphere around us somehow. Don't
you think it will sound odd to bear Mr.
Duucouibe, if be comes back, talking
about theaters and comedies and maga
"But ilon't rnn went tn hap what hae
been going on in town, what new books
are being talked about, and new plays?"
Miss Peggy lifts her eyes for a mo
ment. "Don't too think." she says, with a
little hesitation, "that be is interested in
rather small things? To write a comic
piece for a theater that isn't a great am
bition, ia it?"
"It ia a harmless one, sorely."
"Oh, yes. You laugh at the moment
and forget. But these are not the things
that remain in the mind. Sometimes 1
almost wish that Col. Cameron had not
repeated that ballad of 'Gordon of Brack
la;' if 1 happen to lie awake at night it
comes into my bead, I seem to bear the
very tones he nsed. and it makes me
shiver, it is so terrible a story. 1 wish 1
dared ask Col. Cameron to write out that
ballad for me."
"Dare! That is an odd kind of word.
Why. he'U be delighted."
"Will you ask him for me?"
"Certainly not. Ask him for yourself.
Do you think be will bite?"
."And why is be called colonel?" she
demands, with unreasoning petulance.
"Why isn't be a major, or captain, or
general I wouldn't mind what - it was,
but colonel r -v.-
"You are a little too familiar with the
title on your side of the water."
"And you know.how that is?" she says,
instantly. "N!o. you don'U. ! can see yoo
.. duu'U Weil, 1 will tell you. You're al
ways calling m a school girl, but there
are lots of things I can teach you."
t . '.."No doubt." . ...'
Tue reason we have so soany colonels
--s In America," she remarks. With an oracu
lar air. "is simply this,' that at the end
ofour war all the survivors were raised
to that rank. That waa what a grateful
country did. That is what I call true
gratitude. What they did with people
above that rank I don't know, but all the
rest were made colonels. What do you
do at the end of one of your wars?"
"We haven't time to do anything be
fore another has begun."
"Then your soldiers get plenty of
chances. Hay, do you think I could get
a copy of 'Men of the Times' over there
in Tewkesbury?" asks this persistent
questioner. - - L
"You would be more likely to get it in
"Is if an expensive book?"
"I don't know; perhaps eight or ten
shillings.. But if yon mean buying it, it
is a bulky thing to carry about."
"I could cut out the pages I want. 1
should like to see all that Col. Cameron
has done a list of the engagements he
hi. ti in im-iniw-because naturally
it is interesting, when you are meeting
anyone from day to day well, jott want
to know all about bim."
"And who told you that Sir Eweat Cam
eron was in 'Men of the Timer "
"Your wife. I was asking her what
battles he had been in. and she aaid I
ought to look there."
"Why not ask himself?"
"Oh, I couldn't, I couldn't do thatr ehe
exclaimed; and then she suddenly ceased,
for at this moment the door was opened,
and there was the tall, sandy-haired col
ouel himself, looking very smart and
fresh, and with a cheerful -"Good-morning!"
on hia lips. Nor waa Miss Peggy
much confused; no. she frankly gave him
her hand, and there waa a amile on her
face as she returned his greeting and in
quired if he had heard any tidings of
We passed most of that morning la
Tewkesbury, having got ashore and clam
bered up the steep, ruddy, slippery bank,
and thence made our way Into the town.
We crossed the Avon, not running red
m-vi . the chroniclers say it aid
after the memorable battle of some four .
hundreds years ago, DM running
apate, with the recent heavy rains.
We found the Severn a busy river, and
we had quite sufficient occupation in get
ting our awkward vessel past the sue
" ccssive strings of barges that were being
brought up by steam power against the
flood, we having to keep outside of them,
and get our tow rope over their s-ioke-stacks
somehow or anyhow- But with
Murdoch at the bow and Captain Colum
bus on the bank, we succeeded In get
ting by without any serious 18b'P- "
this fashion we swung alomT. by Ch.sely
Rye. and Deerhurst. and Turley. and
tne. we halted for luncheon at Haw
Bridge, there being a JSmiS
in the neighborhood, where tP,Br
iambus proposed to bait our ?
"Well " said Mrs. Threepenny-bit, pull
ing in her camp stool to the t.Mewitb
much complacency, "we have got so f
in safety thank goodness. Bnt 1 m gtaa
rm'nponsible. When the wor
comes to worst. I mean to ply sit
and be drowned. We ought to hear
Gloucester to-nixht whether Mc Daa
con.be is coming. I am sure we owe
great deal to him for J1 the trouble he
took about this boat. He was most ta
. . , .onld have thought h
w7: p1.nuVnrthe whole expedition ft
ought to be most grateful tohlm.
11 very well for you now; here J"
Ja flnVsummer weather-windows open.
WILLIAM J) LACK.
beautiful scenery all around you. and m
on. I can tell yoo it was a very different
thing last January, up at Staines oi
Kingston, Inspecting on melancholy
house-boat after aaothat. the ice crack
ing on the slippery gang-boards, one
teeth chattering with the cold. That wa
what Jack Duncoinbe did for you."
"Yea. but we are not ungrateful, are
we. Peggy?" she observed, making a bold
"I hope not. the yonnger person an
swered. "And I am only sorry he has not seen
.his brautiful Severn along with us. Per
lans the Kennet may make it np to him."
She seemed very certain that Jack Dun
otnbe would come back to the boat; and
there was this to be said for her convic
tion, that, if he could get away at all.
be would assuredly try to Join ouryparty
now. for be had always been curious to
see how the craft be had helped to con
struct would behave ia the open waters
of the Severn. But we bad no idea that
we were to see bim so soon. On this still
golden evening wc were quietly gliding
on toward Gloucester, when Captain Co
lumbus was aeen to stop and speak to a
"Fancy Columbus meeting an acquaint
ance ia thia out-of-the-way neighbor
hood!" Queen Tita exclaimed. And then
she looked, and looked again. "Why. I
declare, it is Mr. Duncoiube! Isn't it.
Peggy? It must be!"
The waving of a pocket handkerchief
put the matter beyond doubt. And then,
in the course of a few minutes the
Horse Marine, recogniaJng the situation,
and observing a part of the bank where
we could easily get alongside, stopped
his horse; the bow of the 'Nameless
Barge" was quietly run in among the
reeds and bushes, the gang board shoved
out, and Jack Duncoinbe, in boating Unu
ueU, and with a small blue cap on bis
head, and yet nevertheless having a curi
ous town look about him. stepped on
board, and was cheerfully welcomed by
the women folk, and introduced to Col.
"And you didn't get my telegram at
Tewkesbury?" said he.
"We never thought of asking for tele
" 1iiMm Tit mml. answer: "we
were too much engaged in watching the
people pumping tne water out oi ineir
"Oh," said he, "I thought you must
v. - ku. .w.w wMnpurhcre: 1
hardly ever expected to hear of you agaiu.
. v.. t
Did you ace tne newspapers -o,
suppose not." Why, there waa nothing
l.... ..lu J .ln.ni, mnA Hnmifl! miBff a
time I wondered bow you liked the For
est of Ardeu- In. mat aina or weamer.
"I can assure yoo," said she, "we had
nothing' to complain of ia the way 'Of
MAI. .am . nun In thai W.t HifcTb-
AM, J.1 '
lands," he remarked, in bis off-hand way.
Weil, now, II ne nau uoi uceu a new
comer, and therefore to be welcomed, he
might have been made to suffer for that
imprudent speech; but sue only saiu:
"There is l'eggy, who has never beeu
in the West Highlands; what do you say.
1 think it has been just beautiful ami
delightful all through," that young lady
said promptly. "We had some rain, oi
course, now and again, but we didn't
seem to mind it. M nut i rememoer is
"Aud you got tnrougn tne tuuueis an
J ,1. .n..b nf tkut th.t Vifl 1 1 W i
dreadful." aaid Mrs. Threepenny-bit, with
a shudder. "Thank goodness, we are to
have no more of them!"
"I see you have suffered a little ia the
t h. Antinujwl crlftfaelnff alons? the
roof and the sides of the boat. "You'll
have to lie np aomewnat tor repairs, ui
.nil must look verv smart before
yon make your appearance la a gay and
fashionable place use omin.
"But wait a bit. my young friend." tin
steersman put in; "what's this you're
saying about Bath? Is the Thames aud
Severn Canal blocked?"
-I have been making inquiries." ail
xwend this diligent youth, "since I caiu
10 Gloucester, and I rather fancy it is.
However, I will get to know more to
night or to-morrow morning. But any
how, why should you not go down to
Bristol? It will be ever so much better
fun. I should like to see her go plowiug
after a steam launch."
"Thank you," said Queen Tita. with
much dignity; "1, for one, have had
enough of steam launches."
"Oh, that was going through the tun
nels." said he. with perfect good humor;
"whereas this will be in the open. There
won't be any danger not much,, at all
events. If she should begin to do any
thing we can howl to the people on board
the steam launch, and they'll stop her.
bark her" and pick us up. It's quite sim
"It's quite simple," complained Miss
Peggy, "to have all our things sunk in
i be middle of the Severn!"
"And your luggage, Mr. Duncombe?"
Queen Tita asked, for she knew that peo
ple don't drop down from the clouds in a
suit of boating flannels.
"Of course I took my things to a hotel, '
said he. "When I got your Invitation 1
knew I ahonld be a fifth wheel to the
coach; only It was too tampUng: and theu
I aaid to myself that I could easily atop
at a hotel whenever thera waa a chance."
"You shall do nothing of the kind."
said ahe; for she la a hospitable kind of
creature in her way. "that la. If you will
put up with the discomfort of a bed in
"And if you would taka my berth and
give me the bed ia the saloon," Col- Cam
eron interposed, "then I know you'd hate
me less."- .
"Not at all," aaid the yonager man
with a good-natured laagh. - aa ta-
who oaght to apologize for coming
to diaturb a happy family. And to
night, to show, you bear me no ill will,
rou-e an couiiug to dine with me at
Mr? Duncombe!" hia hostess protested.
-Thb boat i provisioned for any length
"Bthr dinner la ordered." aaid he:
"and the reora; and I have got what : yoa
havrn't gotaosne. fresh flowers. So I
you should leave the boat at aom.
anveTlent place juat o-taid. the towa.
and we can. walk up to the hoteL
"And how late do y " . m
main your gU. M r. pnawwnibe Y Mrs.
Threepeany-bit Inquired, mildly.
-iTGtoacerter." aaid he. one ever
goea ta bed before twelve; hat two is the
fashionable hour." . ' " -. ' .
"TbaaJ am afraid wa aaaB hava (a ha
' 0 :
very unfashionable. But come along,
Peggy, and we will get some things
ready; for no one knows 'bow the time
passes when men begin to smoke."
"They don't seem to know, auyway;
that ia their good fortune," remarked
Miss Peggy; and forthwith these two dis
appeared. And very gay this little dinner party
proved ta be, when we were all assembled
ia the small sitting room that Jack Dun
combe had engaged; the table was bright
and cheerful with flowers and wax can
dles; and the banquet a good deal more
sumptuous than the modest repasts ta
which we were accustomed on board our
boat. . Perhaps, too. Queen Tita if she
were still cherishing certain dark designs
was pleased to observe that the youug
man'a position as host gave him a eertaiu
importance, and enabled him to display
all hia beat points of manners. One
could not help Imagining that Miss Peg
gy waa eying him a little critically
thongb surely that brief absence could
not have transformed him into a stran
ger. But what pussled na most was this:
How waa It that he, who had left oa in
a moat perturbed and anxious frame of
mind, should now on bis return be in the
blithest of moods? He declared that the
invitation we had aent him bad reached
him at the most opportune moment; but
that. If it had not reached him ,t all, be
would have come uninvited, and begged
to be taken on board aa a day passen
ger, shifting for himself at uigbta. S
(here was here no making up of any quar
rel, or the removal of any misunderstand
ing. On the contrary, be conducted him
self just as if he had come once more
among friends; and he was most anxious
It waa rather a festive evening, al
though Miss Peggy was without her ban
jo; for a little later on, when cigars had
been lighted. Jack Duncombe, who bad
beeu educated in Germany, proposed to
compound for us a bowl of Mailrank,
as appropriate to the season of the year;
but Col. Cameron offering instead to brew
some Scotch toddy, as a much wbolesom
er mixture. Queen Tita uubesitatiugly
declared for the latter; and whisky, hot
water, sugar, lentous and the like, were
forthwith sent for. We did not sit up
till two; no, nor yet till half past twelve;
but it was a merry evening. And at
the end of it, in her own room, Mrs.
Tbreepeuny-bit made these remarks:
"Weil, I am exceedingly glad Mr. Dun
combe has come back; and I thought be
showed to very great advantage to-night,
didn't you? And l'eggy baa eyes she
must see. Of course, be waa much too
profuse with his entertainment; ridicu
lously so for a young mau; but I am hard
ly sorry. It would remind her of bis cir
cumstances." "And you think she was impressed by
borrowed silver .candlesticks, aud fruits
aad flowers? It seemed to me she was a
good deal more interested in hearing bow
we managed to live on blue bares and
brown trout at Corrie-na-linnhe. that
week the horse fell lame."
"As I said before." she continued. "1
wouldn't for a moment compare Mr. Dun
combe with CoL Cameron. Certainly
not. But in Mr. Duncombe'a case, if bet
fancy waa turned his way, everything
would be most propitious and satisfac
tory, and we should have nothing ta
blame ourselves with. She must sea
that, too; ahe has as much common sense
as anyone. And t really do think that
Mr. Duncombe showed to great advan
(To be continued.)
Strawberry Charlotte. Boll half a
cupful of rice five minutes in a quart of
water; strain and boil until done in a'
quart of milk, adding two tablespoon
tula of sugar and a saltspoonful of salt.
Kub the rice through a sieve. To one
pint of it add one ounce of gelatine, dis
wlved in two tabiespoonfuls of water,
and the milk remaining after it is
drained fiom the rice. Cook together
three minutes, stir, cool, flavor with half
I. teaspoonful of vanilla and stir in the
well-beaten whites of two eggs. Poui
it over a quart of capped, sugared straw,
berries and pile, slightly sweetened
whipped cream around the whole.
White Cake. Beat a quarter of a cup
ful of butter to a cream; add gradually
one cupful of sugar; then three-fourths
of a cupful of milk; add one heaping
teaspoonful of baking powder to two
cupfula of flour and sift; add the flour
and a teaspoonful of vanilla; fold in
lightly the well-beaten whites of foui
eggs. Bake in a loaf. It may be iced
if one prefers, but It ia more wholesonu
without. Has a delicious crust. Thl
same recipe makes an excellent cocoa
nut cake by the addition of one cupfu
of cocoanut Juat after the milk is put in.
A very nice gold cake may be made
with the yolks, using the aame measure,
menta aa for white cake. The yoke t.
be well beaten and added to the suga.
before the milk and flour are added.
Scallopd Meat. Two cupa cold, cooked,
chopped meat put into a greased baking
dish. Beat one egg very light, add two
cupa of milk, then pour gradually into
six large tablespoonfukt of flour, beating
all the time; now atraln through a flue
sieve. Add one-half teaspoon of salt,
a daah of pepper and pour upon the
meat. Bake In a moderate oven an
hour. When done serve at once in the
dish to which it waa baked.
Froated Cherries Hold the cherries
by their etema and dip them into the
white of an egg and then into powdered
sugar. Pile them on a flat glass dish
and ornament the edge of the dish with
Rhubarb and Custard Pie. Slice thin
half a cupful of rhubarb and mix it
with the aame amount of augar; pout
over the mixture a custard made a:
one and one-half cupfula of milk, the
yolks of two eggs and four teaspoonful
of augar; bake with one crust only, and
when done cover with a meringue of
the white of the two eggs and put back
la the oven to brown. This pie should
only be served cold.
Pineapple Pie. Peel and grate one
large or two small pineapples, two cups
of sugar, yolka of three eggs, two table
spoonfuls of flour, one and one-half cups
of cold water, bake with one crust. Use
remaining whites of egga with a dash
of powdered augar for meringue.
Cucumber Salad. Peel three medlum
sised cucumber and cut them into
halves lengthwiae, taking out the seeds.
Place them in Ice-cold water for an
hour. When ready to serve peel three
small tomatoes and chop coarsely. Chop
also one pint of watercress and mix
with the tomatoes. Add a few drops of
onion Juice, one-half to three-quarters
teaspoonful salt and a dash of cayenne
pepper. Dry the cucumbers. fill with the
mixture and lay on lettuce leaves.
Squeeze over the Ming the Juice of one
lemon and a tabllspoonful of olive ol)
and serve at once.
Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus.
Have a tables poonful of butter melted
In a frying-pan. pour Into It six eggs,
previously broken, but not beaten. Sea
son with salt, pepper and a little bit of
nutmeg. Mix thoroughly, having the
pan over a very hot Are; aa the eggs
begin to thicken put in a cupful ol
cooked asparagus, chopped into small
pieces and wanned. Put into a warm
dish, pour a tablespoon ful of lemon
julea over and serve.
I AT THE THREE
fit ym ayi ayn M avw.avi avMavM ayta
BUT we don't take any great cred
it to ourselves, even If the news
papers did write 'a whole lot
about It and aTbout ua. It waa Just
what any one else would have done,
most likely. We didn't know that there
was going to be a big load of bullion
on the express car that night, and we
hadn't any Idea that the other things
would happen; if we had bad, you bet
we would have been somewhere else.
And then It seems funny that It
should be us, Duffey and. me, who dis
covered It. But that Isn't so strange,
nfter all, when you remember that we
were always doing Just such crazy
things navigating in an old birch
bark canoe, exploring abandoned kad
mines and stealing rides oa the "blind
baggage" to Koshgonong and back,
once in awhile. Among other ex
ploits, we liked to get up early and en
joy the freshness of the summer morn
ings, when the birds sing and the sun
rises, and the dew on the grass is damp
and cold to your feet. More than once
we have walked clear out to the rail
road brldg" ovt. the "three-mile creek"
before breakfast. Just for the sake of
riding back on the little hand car of
Mr. Stuntz, the watchman.
You see, where the Northwestern
road crosses the three-mile creek there
used to be a very high wooden trestle.
I guess It was sixty feet high, built ou
a sharp curve. It waa a dangerous
place for a bridge, and the railroad
company always kept a man tbcro at
night to watch and signal the engi
neers that everything was all right
It used to frighten me Just to stand
at the door of Mr. Stuntz'a shanty be
side the track when the big trains flew
by. You would think that they must
surely Jump the rails on the curve and
rush right Into you, or at least tbat the
wlud they raised would suck you in 1
under the roaring wheels. j
It occurred to us that we might walk '
out to the bridge some afternoon, !
sleep there all night and In the morn- j
Ing ride back with Mr. Stunts ou the;
hand car. Duffy was working in town '
and couldn't gjt
away till late at
night, but a little before sunset I took
a blanket from our house and started.
My big brother had a variety of hunt
ing Implements In his room, and out of
this store I had borrowed a thirty-two
calibre revolver and a big hunting
knife took the revolver myself and
loaned the knife to Duffy.
I reached the shanty all right, but
had to wait quite awhile for Mr.
Stunts to arrive on his machine, but he j
came at last, and we sat outside talk
ing, while the sun went down and the
stars came out. Mr. Stunts wasn't
much of a conversationalist, and It
wasn't long before I began to wish that
Duffey would hurry. Nine o'clack
came and no Duffey. It was a lonely
walk over that railroad track, with
dangerous bridges and deep cuts every
Mftle way, and I couldn't have blamed
him If he did not come at all; only he
had never failed me before. So I sat
and listened for the Bound of his du
plex whistle. By and by I heard it
down the track, half a mile away lu
the darkness, and pretty soon he came
Into the light of the lantern, brandish
ing a hickory club In one hand and the
hunting knife in the other, and slngtng
bravely to make sure that ha was not
But even with Duffey there and Mr.
Stunts It seemed awful lonesome. The
only sounds were the rippling of the
creek down below, the tinkling of a
cow bell far off. and the hooting of
some old owl across the track.
There was no good place for us to
He down Inside the shanty, and besides
we had come for adventure and prefer
red to stay out of doors. We found a
grassy place on the embankment,
about fifteen feet away, where the
ground sloped gently down. We used
a railroad tie for a pillow and tried to
make believe that It waa heaps of fun.
"Say," said Duffey, "suppose that
some one should try to wreck the 2
o'clock express? What would we do?"
"I don't know," I answered; "I guess
we would rnn. What do you think we'd
"Well, If there wasn't too many,
we'd surprise 'em. Hit one or two of
them over the head before they knew
what was up, then be ready to shoot
the rest if they moved. Then we would
tie them and signal the train when it
"Bats! We wouldn't do any such a
thing. But I don't like to talk about
It out here. If a too real. JLef a go to
Wa lay there a long time after this
without saying anything, while two
freight trains polled by aad Mr.
Stuata's lantern west across the bridge
aad back after eaefa one. By and by
wa quit looking at the stars, pulled our
tsosos la under the blanket and tried
to ajejn, The last thJtnc I btard waa
DUFFEY WAS SWINOIHO IT WILDLY.
- MILE BRIDGE
uuffey 'a "Yea, out 'sposen they snouiu
come," to which I wouldn't listen, but
shivered at the thought and snuggled
closer under the blanket.
I don't know Just how long we had
slept, but I woke up suddenly at Duf
fey's pinching me. I could feel thnt
he was trembling. I looked, and there
lu front of the shanty I could Just
make out the forms of four men. The
door was open and the light from the
lantern shone out across the track. I
could hear Mr. Stunts's snores plain
ly. Then three of the forms stepped In
to the; glare of the lantern and went
Inside. We saw that they wore masks
and were armed. The fourth man kept
his place outside. All at once there
was the noise of a short scuffle from
the shanty a muffled yell, a confusion
of low oaths, the lantern was kicked
over and smashed and. we could bear
a body falling to the floor, and then
we heard a strange voice say: "Tie him
up and gag the old cuss." Then fol
lowed some muffled swearing.
Were we scared? We were fairly
stiff with fright. My hair stood on end
and whole breer.es ran np and down
my spinal column. It was awful
they might be murdering Mr. Stunts.
Somehow we didn't even once think
of making an attack on the robbers.
We Just slid out from under that blan
ket as fast and as quietly as we could,
working our wny, feet first, on our
stomachs, down the hllL We would
have been In a dreadful fix If one of
us had started a stone to rolling or
had snapped a twig. But none of
these things hapiened and the man
who kept watch at the door never saw
us or heard us at all.
At the bottom of the gully we stop
ped and took hold of each, other for
company. 1 still held my revolver and
Duffey the bowle knife. My teeth were
chattering and Duffey shook like a
"They're going to wreck the 2 o'clock
express and we've got to stop 'em,"
said Duffey, his voice trembling.
., This js where he made a little mis
take. The robbers did not mean to
wreck the train, because it would have
been vary easy to flag It, Just as if
something were the matter with the
bridge, and then rob the express car
before the train crew- really knew
what was the matter.
Now, we didn't know what time It
was nor bow many confederates the
robbers might have strung out along
the track to keep watch. But we
guessed that It was near 2 o'clock and
that we would have to go through the
woods for a long way and be mighty
lively if we were going to stop that
train. So we felt for the barbed-wlrc
fence that lined the right of way.
crawlfi under It Into the black woods
and started toward town. It was so
Idark that you couldn't see your own
hand, and we were nearly scared to
death as we ran Into trees and caught
jon prickly bushes time and again.
: After a quarter of a mile of this we
pushed out toward the edge of the
woods and found that the railroad
track had made a turn and that the
shanty waa out of sight.
Just then we heard the train whis
tle. We slipped under the fence again
Into the ditch and then stumbled up
onto the track. Already we could hear
the steady roar of the big, hoarse
smokestack and the steady sh-sh-sh as
the monstrous six-foot driving wheels
pounded the rtcs. She waa coming
a-flylng. Not eighty rods away ahe
rounded the curve and the fierce eye of
the headlight glared at us and a red
band of whirling smoke appeared In
the air aa they opened the door of the
firebox. It waa like standing In front
f a roaring, fiery dragon tbat cornea
at jrota at the rate of fifty miles an
How were we to stop bar? Wa hadn't
thought of tbat before. It wouldn't do
to stand In the middle of the track till
die engineer should see ua, and we had
Just two matches and nothing to make
a blaze with. It was here that Duffey
showed his genius. Quick aa a flash
he had Jerked off his coat and touched
a match to the flimsy cotton lining. The
flrst match went over He tried the
second. It caught; a tiny flame erept
up and grew larger and larger. Ia ten
seconds that coat was one solid flame
and Duffey was swinging It wildly
around his head.
The engine was bearing down en na
with a frightful screech. The engi
neer saw us, and not a second too soon.
There was a snapping of air brakes, a
grinding of wheels and a groaning and
shaking of the whole train aa she
slowed up. But even then we bad to
Jump quick to save ourseJvea.
The train came to a standstill and
crew and passengers poured out to see
what wai up. I suppose we were a
funny-looking couple. I was still grip
ping my revolver, and If I looked half
as queer aa I felt I must have been a
sight. And as for Duffey, the bowle
knife waa sticking conspicuously out of
his back, pocket. Hia face waa pale
beneath the smoke, hia eyebrows were
singed and hia hand blistered. The
coat was a ruin.
We told our story aa well aa we
could, which wasn't very wall, because
we were still frightened, bat -bay un
derstood what the trouble waa
we said "Bobbers, bridge" and "Killed
They put ua Into the train aad a
crowd of men with guns and iWTolvers
piled onto the angina and front can.
But by the dm the train reached the
bridge the robbers had attPDea with
out leaving a trace, except Mr. Stunts,
who was bound and gagged and knock
ed Insensible with a coupling pin. They
picked him up and put him on the
baggage car. There waa a doctor
iboard, who soon had him fixed up in
good shape. He wasn't very badly
At the flrst station they telegraphed
back to JanesvUle and a posse was
sent after the robbers, but did not get
So we didn't sleep outdoors after all
that night. They carried us clear up to
St, Paul on the sleeping car and treat
ed up royally, too, and gave Duffey a
whole new suit of clothes. Chicago
HE HAD PITCHED BALL.
that Waa How the Sleader Maa Won
They were making up opposing
teams In one of the swagger bowling
clubs. Both of the captains were a
little wary about choosing the tall,
slender man whose hair was tinged
with gray and whose outward appear
ance suggested a lack of physical
stamina. He said nothing and quietly
accepted a place with the eleventh
hour fellows, saya the Detroit Free
When the first match came oft, be
did only fairly well, until he appeared
as the last man on the last frame, and
with 200 to beat. Enthusiastic snein
liers of the team now tell that when be
let go of the flrst ball it left a streak
of fire all the way down the alley. Pins
Hew as though In an explosion. He
plied up strikes and spares till the on
lookers held their breath, and the boy
who set up the pins wanted to resign
while he was alive. Only a raise In
salary held htm.
But all was not good luck, for an oc
casional pin would stand up in appar
ent defiance of all nature's laws. At
the last there were the corner ones.
Two would tie all would win. "Take
your timer' "Steady, old manr "Hold
your nerve!" "Roll a slow one!" were
among the things he heard. He did
everything but roll a slow one. The
ball went like a rifle shot, struck the
head pin Just right It knocked down
another one and the ball caromed ou
the third. The rest of the team shout
ed themselves hoarse and the asked
how on earth he kept that terrific
"Plaster on my back," he whispered.
Next time all the others wore plas
ters, some as high as three. Judicious
ly distributed. They were practically
ia straltjackets; the team lost, and the
old man vowed be would never Joke
He had worn no plaster at all, but he
had pitched fourteen years In an ama
teur base-ball team.
Toothbrush Caused Cancer.
"Cancer of the Hp," a pbyslclau stated
:he other day, "is caused more fre
quently than one would think by the
:uothbrush. Let me illustrate this by
i typical case which I am treating now.
lohn Blank smoked a good deal, and to
seep his teeth white be cleaned them
hard three times a day with a brush
whose bristles were like wire. He
brushed a little patch of skin from his
lower Up. Afterward he was careful,
and the sore spot healed. But then he
forgot, and the spot beck me sore again.
Thia went on a year or so. Two days
out of the seven this one place in
Blank's Up was sore. Finally it began
to pain bim; it hurt all the time; It
smarted even when apparently hcuK'd.
He would awake In the night with the
sharp, pinching pain there, and the
pain was like the clutch of a crab's
.law, for be had cancer now cancer
due to the Irritation which he had ap
plied thrice dally for a year to that one
spot with his stiff-bristled brush. No
wonder he bad cancer, and no wonder
there are many such cases. People
won't learn that tooth-cleaning may do
harm. They are proud of It as of bath
ing, and they can't believe that any lit
tle pain or Irritation due to It can be
other than of benefit" Philadelphia
Bis First Oononrrenoe.
An ex-President of the United States
recently had occasion to attend his
wife to the railway station preparatory
to her setting out upon a long Journey
alone. "If you should happen to need
advice or assistance of any kind," the
ex-President advised bis wife at part
ing, "don't hesitate to call upon this
gentleman across the aisle; I like hia
looks," indicating a perfect stranger,
but one whose appearance and man
ner were such as to Inspire trust. The
tourney was accompllshed safely, and
the wife had no occasion to follow her
husband's advice. But at an evening
reception, shortly after her arrival In
the dry of her destination, a man was
presented to her whom she at once rec
ognized as her fellow traveler. She
related the incident "W1U yon please
tell your husband," said the man. "that
that is the flrst speech I ever heard of
his that meets with my hearty ap
proval? I belong to the opposite par
ty." New York Evening Sun.
Oriental wit of a kind to be better
appreciated than enjoyed in France is
credited to the members of a Japanese
embassy once sent to Paris to arrange
for three free ports to be opened li
Japan and France respectively. Tbt
French officials after long deliberation
announced that they would be content
with the opening of Yokohama, Yeddo,
and Han-Yang. The Japanese listen
ed gravely, and, after they had deliber
ated In turn, said they wanted Havre,
Marseilles, and Southampton. There
upon the Frenchman Indulged In su
perior smiles, and called attention to
the fact that Southampton was In En
gland. "Yea," replied the Eastern
dlplomata, maintaining the utmost
gravity, "and Han-Yang Is In Corea."
This story, which Is said to be so old
as to be new, has been revived In con
nection with the visit of the Japanese
fl ii -asss(1nrs to the Paris exposition,
and It I supposed In England to worry
the ssavchw - lot New York
Ifs a poor ptaao taat.narar area
AM sr-aa at ansa siaatg fata,
Snbjeet: The Bt mi All Books The
Bible's Ulvla Ortcin Upheld Tot
alled Prophecies of the Old Testament
Prove Its Bmaaatloa From God.
f Oopyrutnt .MM. I
Washisgtox, D. C In the great con
liict now raginu in Europe, as in this coun
try, betueen Christianity and agnosticism
l)r. Talmage lias taken a decided stand,
and in this sermon declares hia unwaver
ing belief in the divine origin of the Scrip
tures; text, Matthew vii, 16, "Do men
jrttliet' grat'es of thorns?"
Not in ihis country. Xot in any coun
try. 1 horns stick, thorns lacerate, b.it
ill the thorns nut together never yielded
ane cluster ot Catawba or Isaljella grapes,
i'hrixt, who was the master of apt and po
tent illustration, is thus setting forth what
you and I well Know that you cannot get
that which is pleasant and healthful and
good trom that which is bad. It you lind
t round, large, beautiful cluster of grapes,
you know that it was produced by a good
rapevine, and not from a tajigle of Can
ida thistle. Now, if 1 can sliiuw you that
mis Holy Hible yields good fruit, iiealthtu!
fruit, grand fruit, splendid fruit, you will
;ome to the conclusion it is a gord liible,
nd all the arguments of the skeptic
tgainst it when he tries to show it is a bad
look, will go overboard.
lk men gather grapes of thorns? Can
I bad took yield good results? Skeptic
ith grtat vehemence declare' that the Hi
jle is a cruel book. They read the n.t-i'y
H the extermination of the Canannkirg
nd oi a!) the ancient wars and of the Ivs
ry of David and Joshua, and they come
u the conclusion that the Bible is in fa
for of laceration and manslaughter and
aiassacre. Now, a bad book will produce
I bad result, a cruel book will produce a
You have friends who have been in the
habit of reading the Bible a great many
?earn. Have you noticed a tendency to
cruelty on their part? Have you ever
beard any of them come out and practi
?ally say, "1 have been reading the story
ibout the extermination of the Canaanites
uid I am seized upon with a disposition
to cut .md slash and maul and pinch anil
murder and knock to pieces everything I
2an lay my hands on?" Have your friends
in proportion as they become diligent lii
ble students and disciples of the Christ ol
the Hible, shown a tendency toward mas
acre and murder and manslaughter? Has
that been your observation?
What has been the effect upon your chil
dren of this cruel book ? Or, if you do not
allow the book to be read in your house
bold, what has been the effect upon the
children of other households where the
Word of God is honored.' Have they as a
result of reading thia cruel book gone
forth with a cruel spirit to pull the wings
ff (lies and to pinion grasshoppers and to
rob birds' nests? A cruel book ought to
make cruel people: if they diligently read
it and get absorbed with its principles that
;ause must produce that elicit. At wlipt
time did you notice that the teachings of
.his Holy liible created cruelty in the heart
nd the life of George Pcabody, of Miss
Dix, of Florence Nightingale, of John
Howard, of John Frederick Oberlin, ol
Abbot Laurence? Have you noticed in
reading the biography of these people that
in proportion as they became friends of
the Bible they became enemies to human
ity? Have you not, on the contrary, no
ticed that all the institutions of mercy
arere established, or, being established,
were chiefly supported by the friends ol
this book? There is the hospital in wai
time. There are twenty Christian women,
l'hey are binding up wounds, they are of
fering cordials, tney are kneeling down by
the dying, praying for their departing spir
its. Where does the cruelty crop out?
They have been reading the Bible all tlieii
lives. They read it every morning; they
read it every night; they carry it under
their arm when they go into the hospital.
Again, infidels go on and most vehe
mently charge that this Bible is an impure
book. You all know that an impure book
produces impure results. So amount ol
money could hire you to allow your child
to read an unclea . book. Now, if this Bi
ble be an impure book, where are the vic
tims? Your father read it did it make
him a bad man? Your mother read it
did it make her a bad woman? Your sis
ter fifteen years in heaven uied in the
faith of this gospel did it despoil her na
ture? Some say there are 20u,OU(,0Ou cop
ies of the Bible in existence; some say there
ire 400.000,000 copies of the Bible. It if
impossible to give the accurate statistics.
But suppose there are 200,000,000 comes of
the Bible abroad, this one book read more
than any twenty books that the world
ever printed, this book abroad for ages,
for ages, for centuries where are the vic
tims? Show me 1000; show me 500 vic
tims of an impure book; show me 100 de
spoiled of the Bible; show m- fifty; show
me ten; show me two; show me one. Two
hundred million copies of an impure book,
and not one victim of tne impurity, tin
the contrary, you know very well that it is
where the Bible has the most power that
the family institution is most respected.
Again, agnostics go on still further, and
they say the Bible is a mass of contradic
tious, and they put prophet against pro
phet, evangelist against evangelist, apos
tle against apostle, and they say if this lie
true how, then, can that be true. Mr.
Mill, who was a friend of the Bible, said
be had discovered 30,000 different read
ings of the Scriptures and yet not one im
portant difference out of 30,000, only the
difference that? you might expect from the
fact tbat the book cajne down from gener
ation to generation, and was copied by a
reat many hands. And yet I put before
fou this fact to-day that all the Bible
writers agree in the four great doctrines of
What are these four great doctrines?
3od good, kind, patient, just, loving, om
aifiotent. Man a lost sinner. Two desti
nies one for believers, the other for un
believers. All who accept Christ real-hint)
that home and only tho.ne destroyed whu
destroy themselves, only those who turn
their back upon Christ and come to the
precipice and jump off, for God nevei
pushes a man off; he jumps off. Now
in these four great doctrines all tlit
Bible writers agr?e. Mozart. Beethoven,
Handel, Hadyn, never wrote more harmo
nious music than you will hnd in this ier
fect harmony of the Word of God, the har
mony in providence and in grace.
You must remember also that the au
thors of the Bible came from different
lands, from different ages and from dif
ferent centuries. They had no communica
tion with each other, they did not have an
'dea as to what was the chief uesign of tho
Bible, and yet their writings, got up from
ill these different ages and all these dif
ferent centuries, coming together, make a
perfect harmony in the opinion of the
very best scholars of all lands. Is not that
1 most remarkable fact ?
Again, inhdeis vehemently charge that
the Bible is an unscientific book. In a
former discourse 1 showed you that there
was no collision between science and reve
lation, and 1 went from point to point in
the discussion. But now let us have au
thority in this matter. You and 1 cannot
give the forty or tiny or sixty years exclu
sively to the study of science tlir.t some
men give. Iet us have authority in this
Who says there ia a collision between
science and revelation? Well, Herbert
Spencer, Tyndall, Darwin. They say there
is a discord between science and revela
tion. But I will bring you names of men
who have found a perfect accord between
science and revelation, men as much high
er in intellectual character above those
whom I have mentioned as the Alns and
LMount Washington and the Himalayas
ire nigner man tne mil dock oi your nouse,
Herscnel, Kepler, Leibnitz, Ross, Isaac
Newton. My frien-' -. we are in respecta
ble company when we believe in the Ward
of God very respectable company.
Now, I mi(;ht. aa intidels have failed to
prove that the Bible is a cruel book, that
the Bible is an impure Look; that the Bi
ble is a contradictory book, that the Bi
ble is an unscientific book I might move
a nonsuit in this case of Infidelity, the
plaintiff, against Christianity, the defend
ant hut I will not take advantage cf the
circumstances, for when the skeptic goea
on to .ay that we are a giimnie people,
when he goes on to say, as he often does,
that the greater the improbability the
more we like to believe it; when he goes
on to say that the Bible is made up of a
lot of manuscripts, one picked up here
and another there, and another from some
other place, and that the whole thing is
an imposition on the credulity of the hu- '
man rar. I must reply to that charee.
The Bible is made im of the Old Testa
ment anil the New Testament, iet us
take the New Testament first. Why do I
believe it? Why do I take it to my heart?
It is because it can be traced bac' to the
divine heart just as easily as that aisle can
be traced to that door and that aisle to
Jerome and Kusebius in the first century
and Origen in the second century, and
other writers in the third and fourth cen
t. ies gave a list of the New Testament
writers just exactly corresponding with
our list, showing that the same New Tes
tament which we have they hail in the
fourth centurv. and the third century and
the second century and the first century.
But where did they ?et the New JTesta-
jit-ill : A lit- II Horn II T-iiiiciin. f. uric
did Irenaeus get it? He got it from Poly-
earn. here did I'olycarp get it? He eot
it from St. .lohn. who was the personal as
sociate ol the Lord Jesus Clirist. My
grandfather trave a book to my father, my
gave it to me. I give it to mr child. Is
there any diriieulty in tracing this hue?
On communion day I will start the cha
lice at that end of the aisle, and the cha
lice will pass along to the other end of the
aisle. ill it lie difficult to trace the line
of that holy chalice? No difficulty at all.
This one will say, "1 rave it to that one,"
and this one will say, "I gave it to that
one." But it will not be so long a line as
this to trace the New Testament. It is
easier to get rt the fact. But you say:
"Although this was handed right down in
that way, who knows but they were lying
imposters? How can you take their testi
mony?" They died for the truth of that
book. Men never die for a lie cheerfully
and triumphantly, 'l'hey were not lying
impostors. They died in triumph for the
truth of that New Testament.
"Well," says some one, "now I am ready
to believe that the New Testament is
from the heart of Christ, but how about
the Old Testament? Why do you believe
that?" I believe the Old Testament be
cause the prophecies foretold events hun
dreds and thousands of years ahead
events which afterward took place. How
far can you see ahead? Two thousand
years? Can you see ahead a hundred 'ears?
Can you see ahead five minutes? No, no.
Human prophecy amounts to nothing.
Here these old prophets stood thousands
of years hack, and they foretold events
which came accurately true far on in the
future centuries. Suppose 1 should stand
here and say to you, "Twenty-five hundred
and sixty years from now, three miles and
a half from the city of Muneow there will
be an advent, and it will be in a certain
family, and it will be amid certain sur
roundings." It would make no impression
upon you, because you know 1 cannot fore
see a thousand years or one year or out
minute, and 1 cannot tell what is going tc
transpire in a land far away. But that is
what these old prophets did.
You must remember that Tyre ai d
Babylon and Nineveh were in full pomp
and splendor when these prophecies, these
old prophecies, said they would be de
stroyed. Those cities had architecture that
makes the houses of modern cities er
feetly insignificant. Yet these old pro
phets walked right through those magnifi
cent streets and said. "This has all got to
come down; this is all going to be leveled."
Besides that, you must rememler that
this book has been under fire for centu
ries, and after all the bombardment of the
skeptii'S o all the centuries they have not
knocked out of this Bible a piece as large
as the small end of a sharp needle. Oil,
how the old book sticks together! "
Cnsanctitied geologists try to pull away
the book of Genesis, i'hey say they do not
believe it. it cannot be there was liuht
before the sun shone, it cannot be all tins
story about Adam and Eve, ami they pull
at the book of Genesis, and they have beeu
pulling a great while, yet where is the
book of Genesis? Standing just where it
stood all the time. '1 here is not a man on
earth who has ever Jed it from his Bi
ble. And so the infidels have been trying to
pull away the miracles, pulling away at the
blasted fig tree, at the turning ot the
water into wine, at the raising ol l-azaruH
from the dead. Can you show me a Bible
from which one of these miracles has beeu
How niarvelously the old book sticks to
gether! All the striking at tuese chapters
only driving them in deeper until they are
clinched on the other side with the ham
mers of eternity.
And the book is going to keep right on
until the fires of the last d::y are kindled.
Some of them will begin on one side aud
some on the other side of the old book,
l'hey will not find a bundle ol loose manu
scripts easily consumed by the fire.
hen the tires of i last day are kin
dled, some will uurn on this side, from
Genesis toward Revelation, and others will
burn on this side, from Revelation toward
Genesis, and in ail their way they will not
find a single chapter or a single verse out
of place. That will be the tirst time we
can afford to do without the Bible:
What will be the use of ttu book of Gen
esis, descriptive of how the world was
mude, when the world is destroyed '. hat
will be the use of the prophecies when they
are all fulfilled? What will lie the use of
the evangelistic or Pauline description ol
lesus Christ when we s Him taee to Lire.'
But 1 do not think we will mve uu the
Bible even at that time. 1 think we will
want the Bible in heaven. 1 really think
the fires of the last day will not consume
the last oiv. for when vou and 1 net our
dead children out of the dust we want to
show them just the passages, just the
promises, which comforted us here in the
dark day of interment, and we will want
to talk over with I hristians who have had
trials and struggltw, and we will want to
show them the promises that especially re
freshed us. I think we shall have the Bi
ble in heaven.
Oh, 1 want to hear lavid with his own
voice read, "The Lord is my shepherd;''
1 want to hear Paul with his own voice
read, "Thanks lie unto God that giveth us '
the victory;" 1 want to hear the archangel
play Paul's march of the resurrection
with the same trumpet with which he
awoke the dead! O blessed book, gtxx.
enough for earth, good enough for heaven
Dear old book IhmjK bespattered witn
the blood of martyrs who died for its de
fense, book sprinkled all over witli the
tears of those who by it were comforted!
Put it in the hands of your children on
their birthday; put it on the table in the
sitting room when you begin to keep
house; put it under your head when you
die. Dear old book! 1 press it to my
heart; 1 press it to my lips.
"Where shall I go?' said a dying Hindoo
to the Brahmitic priest to whom he had
given money to pray for his salvation.
"Where shall 1 go after 1 die?" The
Brahmitic priest said. Vou will first of alf '
go into a holy quadruped." "But," said
the dying Hindoo, "where shall I go then?"
their you shall go into a singing bird.
'But." said the dying Hindoo, "where
then shall 1 go?" "Then," said the Brah
mitic, "you will go into a beautiful flow
er." The dying Hindoo threw up his arms
in an agony of solicitation as he said, "But
where shall I go last of all?" Thank God
this Bible tells the Hindoo, tells you, tells
me. not where 1 shall go to-day, not where
I shall go to-morrow, not where 1 shall go
next year, but where I shall go last oi ulll
Where boasting ends, there dignity
The poor always hear the truth. No
one taknd the trouble to flatter them.
When lortune wants to let a fellow
beinR fall the hardest, she lifta him up
You need not pack up nny worries.
You can get them anywhere as you go
Chastity Is like an egg: It falls, it
breaks, and it can't be mended.
More than one-half the sorrows In this
world are profound secrets.
There are many things that happen to
us in this life for which time is the
Strong prejudices indicate Insuffi
ciency of present Judgment.
As an omen of success. Industry is
better than a four-leafed clover.
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