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THE CORSTITUTIOn THE UniOR ARD THE ENFORCENERT OF THE LAWS.
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MIFFLIXTOWK, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1900
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Yes. they were all at it again the lin
oet and robin; the mavis and merle; the
nukoo telling us of his whereabouts in
the heart of the thicket; the larks tilling
all the wide spaces of the sky with their
silver song. But for this universal twit
tering, and clear earoliug, and Buttering
of wings, the world was still enough and
silent enough. The red kiue hardly mov
ed in the meadows golden with butter
cups. The olive-green masses of the elms,
rising far into the pale blue of the heav
ens, did not stir a leaf. The warm sun
light seemed to draw forth a hundred
scents from herbs and flowers, that hung
in the motionless air. V
As one is idly gazing at all these things,
nd speculating as to how far a certain
white butterfly, that has started earl;
an his travels, will wander before the
heut of noon causes him to close his
wings on a head of clover, there is a
juiet stirring of the willow branches, and
then a footfall on the gang board con
necting the boat with fue shore. Turning
forthwith one finds that it is Miss l'eggy
who has come down through those yel
lowed meadows, and it is Sir Even Cam
eron who is steadying the plank for her.
She has been abroad thus early to gathei
flowers for the breakfast table, and is
each hand she has a great cluster of but
tercups. As for the June roses in hei
cheeks, where did shr get them on sc
extremely still a morning? And as foi
the speedwell blue of her eyes But she
passes hastily into the saloon, for the
flower glasses have to be filled.
Then this long, sandy-haired Ilighland
officer has he anything to say? He ob
serves that the morning is beautiful
which is no secret. He thinks he saw a
trout rise a little bit further along, Pres
ently he puts this question:
"Shall you have any need of Murdoch's
services this autumn?"
"I fear not."
'"He is an exceedingly handy fellow
don't you think so?"
"And very willing, isn't he?'
"Well, now, don't yon consider that
youug fellow like that would be better
in a settled situation than in doing odd
Jobs about Tobermory, with an occasional
month or two s yachting in the summer
"I dare, say he would if it was any
thing of a situation."
"Do yon think he would come to me
"Yes. I would give him a fair wage:
he would have employment all the yeai
round, and he might look forward tc
some increase of pay if he deserved it."
"A permanent' place at Inverfask U
that what you mean?"
"W.1I, when yon put that offer before
him, Murdoch will be a proud lad."
"And you are sure you don't want him
"Almost " certain besides, that could
not be allowed to interfere."
"I will go and ask him at once," said
he: and he, too, disappeared into the sa
loon. Well, now, the "Nameless Barge"
seemed to be just filled with secrets auO
mysteries on this busy morning: but ot
course one had no time to pay heed tt
luch trumpery things, for we had to nitfki
an early start in order to get through th
chain of locks outside Devizes.
After leaving Devizes there are fifleei
miles of plain sailing without the inter
ruption of a single lock, so that we uiadt
good progress this afternoon. The caual
which is here so little used that ii
abounds with all kinds of water plants
the white buttercup conspicuous anions
them winds along a high plateau whict
affords extensive views over the neigb
boring landscape. Not that we saw thh
somewhat lonely stretch of country un
der most favorable conditions.' As wi
stole along by Bishops Cannings and AI
Cannings and Stanton Fiuwarren the
still air seemed to be threatening thun
der; the skies were of a cloudy milky
white, and the hills that rose to the hori
zoii line both on north and south Hough
bridge Hill, Easton Hill, St. Ann's Hill
Etchilhampton Hill, Wivelsford Hill auc
the like were slowly deepening in gloom
Then came rain, and forthwith these idli
people tied into the saloon, to books ant
writing, and tea and what not. All bm
the faithful l'eggy. that is to say! Mi
Peggy not only went and fetched tui
steersman his waterproof, but she al.s
brought out her own; and, having drawi
the hood over her pretty brown hair am
fastened it securely under her chin, sin
took up her position on the steering
thwart Was she still anxious, then, n
show her gratitude, in some vague, tenia
tive way? At all events, her companion
ship on this somber afternoon was sulii
But one soon began to discover wha
had brought Miss l'eggy out-Jiito tli.
rain; her remarks about the weather wer.
B,"Hasy CoT'Cameron.'.' she asks, pres
entiy, with a very becoming hesitation
'has Col. Cameron said anyth-ug-an,
thing particular, to you?"
Nothing very particular.
"No I suppose not." she continues
with the same pretty hesitation. 1 ha.
Jo ask him not to say anything, bccims.
because don't wish Mr. Duncombe t.
Jnow. But you ought to know; yes. y
ouTmkl don't know?"
-And'iw. b the way they
..ay', secreti-making it as "J
nose on a -
lose On a luu" :llir put-
,n a steeple. And yon are WM
ous to conceal it fro... Jack D.m o
von? Don't you think it P l" 5 r
nun.-o.ube may h,, 'You've
fnirs to attend to? W . wen.
done it at last. I suppose; nd"sr-.
tittle you know of the fate you .reJ rurt
lug upon-you poor, fluttering, tunut sr
. u..;.i.nuiit to the re-
nary creature. i,a... -- nrPtfT
gions of perpetual ice-that is PW
future for you. Think of the gales howl
ing down from the North S-"
blocked up with s..ow-no ej
with the rest of the wordl-the riverf
. . h.il changing tc
anu lanes uaiu - - , - inlai
sleet, and sleet changing to
bear prowling round tne noiv
'""And a earpenter-Tion pnstj't forget
$Y WILUAM J) LACK.
- ues ne wear bis decorations
Palace?" at "uckiugh
"Haven't th laa Uo.
The Victoria Cross, anyway. He must
wear the Victoria Cross at any state cer-
""' wuere tne queen is present, sure
17 Is it true that when the queen pre
sents the Victoria Cross to any one. sh
p.- on us Dreast with her
"I believe so."
1 snould like to see that done," she
xnere was a long-nrotracted ramlil.
and the curiosity of our youug American
friend about everything relating to the
Highlands and the modes of life there
proved to be quite insatiable, just as i:
was simple, honest and ingenuous. When
we got back to the boat the dusk had
come down, and all the. little red windows
lere aglow; but Mrs. Threepenny-bit did
not go on board; Col. Cameron did; and
we guessed that she had sent him to sum
mon Mr. Duncombe away from his books
"Your servant, colonel!" says Mist
Peggy, as we come np.
"What do you mean?" the smallei
womer woman answers. "Have yor.
changed services, Teggy? You've beet
a sailor all the way through; are you go
ing to leave the navy for the army?"
"Yes." says Miss Peggy, lightly. "J
have enlisted. And what's more, l'v
cot my marching orders."
This tall young recruit brings up th
palm of .her hand to her forehead, and
wakes a very fair imitation of a military
"For Inverfask, colonel," she says, and
the night conceals the laughing shyness
if her cheeks.
Early on this fair morning the welcome
sunlight is all around us, touching here
and there on the red roofs half hidden
among the willows and elms, making tht
old-fashioned inn and the ivied bridge
quite picturesque, and striking into the
clear water so that we can see shoals ol
small fish darting this way and that over
the beds of green weed. And here is
Miss l'eggy herself, as radiant as the
dawn, her eyes shining and without mal
ice; placid content upon her tranquil
"So this is the last day of our voy
age?" she. says.
"The last full day. We shall leave a
few miles to do to-morrow, so as to get
into Reading about noon."
"When one looks back," she says, rath
er pensively, "all those places we have
seen appear to be very far away now.
Doesn't it seem ages since we saw Wind
sor Castle, with the royal standard high
up in the pale blue sky? Do you remem
ber the fearful rain at Oxford, and the
"And Mr. A'Becket? yes. Tell me. did
you ever answer the letter he was sc
kind as to send you about the antiqui
ties of Gloucester?"
"Well, I did not," she says, hastily.
"Don't you think your wife will do that
for me? She ought? The information
was for the whole party."
At breakfast there was clearly a fore
shadowing of the end; for already these
sood people were beginning to talk ol
the chief impressions produced by this
long water-ramble of ours. Miss I'eggy't
fixed ideas seemed to be the remoteness
and the silence of those solitudes through
which we had passed, Wd the profusion
of wild flowers. Mrs. Threepenny bit, on
the other hand, had some fancy that in
these rural wanderings yon got to under
stand something of the hold that the
Church of England has on the national
mind, the prominence of it even ia the
landscape the small, venerable, strong,
square-towered building dominating the
tiniest Tillage, the great cathedral the
principal feature and fhe proudest pos
session of the town.
As we glided along through the hawthorn-scented
air our chief difficulty was
n ...it whether we were on a river or a
.-anal, for the Kennet and Avon canal and
the river Kennet inienw.si .ueuiKita
in a remarkable manner and seem tc
.11 their chief characteristics Id
About midday we came in sight ol
Newbury, the pink houses of which look
ed very pleasant amoug the golden mead
ows and the various greens of poplar and
We had a delightful stroll in the after
noon along the banks of the winding wat
erway that is sometimes the canal and
sometimes the Keunet. and sometimes
T,oih combined. That night was our last
,.n board, and yet it cannot be said we
were a particularly mournful company.
To-morrow we should tie back Ih the
Thames again, at Reading. Should we
take her down to Kingston, whence we
bad started, and find her quarters there
Or should we send her up the river to
Henley, with a view to the forthcoming
regatta? . .
- ..1 mi tl that matter for yon. said
x .,: ,
Col Cameron, as we ssi i
rather I have settled if for you.
going to buy this boat.
"Really?" says one of ns, who seems to
think he might have been consulted
"I will explain," says this tall High
lander, with great equanimity. "Just be
low the belt of wood at Inverfask there
is a quiet little bay, very fairly protect
ed by rocks-in fact, close to the shore
it is perfectly sheltered. I propose to an
chor a buoy some way out. and have a
wire rope connecting it with the land;
then, you perceive, by means of a travel
er you could run this boat along when
ever you wished, and you would be out
'arse! safe and secure-a sm. l I flo.t.ng
home that wouia j -7-
. l.i-d things. You might want to
3! - roirt in the
;,;rht have a little " .-.
:00k and stewaru. . j
luite by yourselves; yoa
just step on board, and haul
in shore, you
Or, again, suppos-
yourselves out o -ng
.ng Mr. """Zhe wUl-and wanted a
Vdirt -wort don wouldn't that be
,uiet day"t5,0WmT There could be
I secure retreat for more per-
, better isolation cTto
feet silence. Ana- w
"tel .w certsinly." young
"If sonnus '.-' - hl
. .np rvpruit'0 "
oustful visions 01 I
: twfore his niiuu. .
Seating oeiore to ask per .
Of course you
rse you - T, . "and not
Inverf ask """" 1 propose
It ia 4?t for BVJ1 1 vrr
to maae (he purchase.
.e present," -
Why was it that aU this time our pret
Y PeT had been sitting with eyes
lowncaat? Did she know of this auda
cious scheme; and could it concern her ia
my way I
"Then." said he. "when I have got pos
session of the boat then she will no long
m be known as the 'Nameless Barge.'
Oh, no; when she Is at her new moorings
m the North we mast find a proper name
He looked across the table and Peggy's
tyes were still downcast. -And do you
know what I propose to call her? Well,
I have been thinking I could not do bet
M than call her Rosalind's Bower."
PAPER COLLARS STILL IN STYLE.
Lr" Quantities Are Btlll Manmfac
tnred for Western Trade.
"It may surprise you to know that
paper collars are coming into demand
again," said traveling aalesuian who
naaaies men's furnishing goods, ''"and
it may also surprise you to know that
the demand right along, for years and
years back, baa been large enough to
keep three or. four good-slxed factories
going continually at full capacity. I
used to wonder what became of the
output, for I never saw anybody wear
ing the things, and finally I made It my
particular business to ascertain. I was
astonished at the extent of the trade.
It reaches all over the West and South
west, and along the entire Northern
frontier, from Seattle to Bangor. Wher
ever the towns or camps are widely
scattered. Implying, I suppose, that
where laundries are scarce and poor,
there Is a demand for paper collars.
TOe largest shipments, however, go
Into the lumber districts of Minnesota
and Wisconsin, where the men wear an
outlandish costume peculiar to the re
gion and not to be found elsewhere on
the continent Their 'Sunday' trousers,
for Instance, are generally plaids seven
or eight inches square, in the brightest
colors Imaginable; their hats a re in
solid red, blue, green or purple, and a
paper collar on a fancy flannel shirt Is
considered a very effective combina
tion. "Thousands of gross go to dealers In
the small towns throughout the Umber
belt up there, and almost as many are
sent Into the Adirondack counties of
Northern New York. -Vermont, New
Hampshire and Maine. I noticed that
there was an especially large and
steady demand from the maple sugar
district in fact, there seems to be some
sort of mysterious affinity between pa
per collars and forests, leading people
who earn their livelihood in the great
woods to yearn for paper collars when
they 'dress up.' It would be a. nice
problem for students. Still another sec-.
Hon where the sales have been enor
mous ia In the northern end of Nebras
ka, where the country is settled up al
most entirely by Swedes and Norwe
gians. I was amused. In looking over
the order book of one of the big facto-'
rles, to note that the collars sent to
Nebraswa were all of one pattern a pe- j
cullarly hideous, narrow, little tnrned
over, tne design or wnicn must nave
been Imported from Europe. I have
seen pictures of Baltic peasants wear
ing such chokers, but have never en
countered one In the life. To return
to the point in reference to an Increase
In the demand, I know positively that
It has almost doubled since the 1st of
August and that several new factories
are now In course of equipmeut. Whero
the new trade comes from I haven't the
least idea." New Orleans Tlnies Demo
crat Not Well Assorted.
Marriage is in any case a difficult ar
rangement, and even the best-mated
of human pairs sometimes feel the
rhaflnga of restraint, and the clash of
wills. If this be so with those who are
well assorted, and who know It, bow
great must be the necessity for the
careful exclusion from marriage of all
unnecessary causes of division and mis
understanding! And, among the un
necessary causes, few are more. self
evident than differences of social stat-
of taste, and education. To illus
trate by example, we would say that.
If a young and impressionable woman,
to whom love seems a sufficient guide.
Is struck by the good looks and manly
air of some young fellow of her ac
quaintance, and feels sure that be Is
honest and trustworthy, bnt again is
struck at times by the suspicion that
be is Inclined now and again to de
cline Into vulgarity. It to worth her
while to pause very seriously, for that
vulgarity will have to be lived with
through long years, and be a burden.
and shame, and dread In many circum
stances. The man who marries a wife
palpably his Inferior does not Inflict
upon himself so great a trial because
he has greater freedom in seeking
pleasure away from home. Still, his
life Is practically spoiled. In brief, the
safest of all course la for men and
women to marry persons of congenial
tastes, and intelligence equal to their
own that as the years pass they may
still keep step together.
An Adrian County (Missouri) court
fcas been wrestling with a peculiar law
suit. In which rats cut the principal
figure. A farmer named Sturgeon hir
ed one Walker to klU the rats on his
place, agreeing to pay 1 "nt apiece
for the tails of 1.000 of the victims.
When 750 talis had been presented for
tally. Walker asked $7.50 as pay for
his services. Here the trouble began,
for the farmer refused to pay for any
number less than 1.000. He also claim
ed that Walker tried to pal " mouse
tails on him as tails of young rats. The
hired dm secured a favorable verdict
in the lower courts, but Sturgeon will
continue bis legal fight to escape pay
ment. Mexico" Prosperity.
Mexico to the past nine years haa
doubled Its revenues, doubled Its ex
ports, doubled the number of Its fac
tories and multiplied by three Its bank
ing capitaland the continence jt this
great prosperity Is now quite as pro
nounced a ever during the decade.
Boot people are good for no other
doiuv -- ,
than that the mar better I
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abuse tnose wnnw.
.' ,1 -':."Tr""
,JZ$Kr ?s'f? -'
Oft the Trigger's pdll.
xxiSRK Is always
trouble of one
sort or another
when a woman
which do not
concern her sex.
bines were none
of Miss Mlvarfs
concern. . If she
felt that she had
to play with fire
arms she should
have kept to Flo
be rt rifles. Noth
ing would do. However, but that she
must learn to shoot a carbine, and the
result waa that the whole post rose up
ind cut Burton, to a man; so that there
was no peace (or blm any longer In
that regiment and he haa to seek trans
fer to another. There were other re
sults, also, bttt they come further on.
Some thought that what Miss Mlvart
lid waa done on purpose, and some
thought that It was a piece of idiotic
silliness. The latter based their argu
ment upon the general frlvolousness of
ler ways, and upon the Innocency of J
rei rouuu, oiue eyea. ne loruer ueiu
o the belief that Miss Mlvart was one
f those women favorites of Fortune
vho look greater fools than they are.
They said, with a certain show of rea
;on, that Georgia Mlvart was a child
f the service and not an importation
rom civil life. She had been born in
n garrison and had played with rowjs
it empty .green-rimmed cartridge-shells
it an age when most little girls play
pflth paper dolls. She had hummed
matches of the bugle-calls before she
:ould talk, and the person she had ad
mired the most and obeyed the best
tor the first do?en years of her life
lad been Kreutzer, Captain Mlvarfs
:wo-headed striker. A few years of
jonrdlng-school back East could not
lave obliterated all that.
Besides, the veriest civilian, who haa
lever come nearer to a carbine than to
natch a Fourth of July parade, might
easonably be expected to know by In
tuition that In a target-practice comp
Ition every trigger has got to pull Just
to hard, whatever the regulation nun
er or fraction of pounds may be. Otb
irwlse. it Is plain that the nearer yon
wme to a hair-trigger the better youi
ilm will be.
However, whether Miss Mlvart was
Tally aware of what she was doing,
lobody ever knew, unless perhaps It
jras Grevllle and he, like Zulelkn,
lever told. But Burton had a bad time
f it, and all his beautiful score went
tor worse than nothing at alL
That though, was the end. And the
seglnnlng ought to come first. The be
ginning was when Miss Mlvart under
took to learn to shoot a carbine.
There was a target-practice compctl
lon going on at the post; not one which
was of any Interest to the service, or
ven to the department at large; just
s little social affair, devised to keep up
:be esprit de corps of the troops and to
Ighten the monotony of life. There
irere three contents, one for troops and
companies, as such; one for Individual
privates, and one for the officers. This
nst was to finish 3d, and then there
aras to be a big hop.
Every one knew from the first, when
rinrton and Grevllle shot with their
xoops, that the officers' competition
vould lie between them. This made It
ntercstlng In more ways than one, be
cause the rivalry was not confined to
:he target range, but extended to the
winning of Miss Mlvarfs hand and
leart, and every one believed that this
a-ould settle a- matter she did not a it
war to be able to settle for herself.
Vot that she was to blame for tlin:.
tny one, oven a person much more cer
aln of her own mind than Miss Mlvart
was, would liavo been put to it to
They were both first lieutenants, and
loth cavalrymen, and both good to
00k upon. Burton was fair and Gre
rille was dart, but she had no Used
prejudices regarding that She lis.!
ften said so. Also, both were as much
n love with her as even she could have
wished, and were more than wlllin;;
iiat all the world should see It--than
which nothing Is more pleasant and
toothing to a rlgbt-iuinded woman.
The rifle contest lasted ten days, dur
xtg which time the air hummed with
die ping and sing of bullets over on the
augc, and with the rails of the niark
srs In the rille-pits. Only scores and.
records and bets were thought an-'
Miss Mlvart herself had bet with all
Iho daring wickedness of a krtten teas
ng a beetle. She even went so far as
bot ou both llurtou and Grevllle at
sncc. The ndjutnut undertook to x
flalu to her that that was called "hclg
ng," and was not looked upon as alto
tether sporty. Miss Mlvart waa hurt.
SV'as It really dishonest, she wanted to
tnow. The adjutant felt that be had
Men unkind. He hastened to assuic
ler that It was not not dishonest in
the least; only that It took away from
Jie excitement of the thing to a cer
tain extent Miss Mlvart smiled and
shook her bead. No. she didn't think
t did, because, of course, she knw
lerself which ooe she wanted to have
rtn. The adjutant admitted that that
night possibly be Just as Interesting
'or herself and the fortunate man. And
which wa he. If he might ask. Miss
Mlvart shook her head . and smiled
gain. Na. she didn't think he might
tsk. As the man himself didn't know,
lb could hardly tell any one else Just
yet could she) She had her own ideas
about fair play.
can shoot a carbine, myself," she
told the adjutant with her cleft chin
proudly raised; "and my shoulder la
all black and blue. Mr. Burton Is teach
"Ohr said the adjutant "and what
does Grevllle think. about that?" The
. . . . . .
adjutant waa married, so he waa ouf
ot the running
, ". ".
' v' 1-"" .' - ;y - :i
"Mr. Grevllle la teaching me, too.'
said Georgia; "and here he cornea foi
Burton was safe on the target range,
over behind the barracks. Miss Mlvart
tad Grevllle went In the other direc
tion, by the back of the officers' row
over In the foothills across the creek.
Grevllle nailed the top of a big red
pasteboard box to the trunk of a tree,
and Miss Mlvart hit it once -out of six
teen time when she was aiming at
the head of a prairie dog at least twen
ty feet away to the right The otuet
fteen shots were scattered among the
Then hes shoulder hurt her so that
she was ready to cry. Grevllle would
have liked to have her cry upon hit
own shoulder, but as she didn't he did
some fancy shooting to distract ber.
He found a mushroom-can, and threw
It Into the aid and filled It fuU of holes.
She had seen Burton do the same thing
that morning with a tomato-can. Ia
fact from where she sat now, on
lichen-covered rocksbe could see tht
mutilated can glittering In the sun,
over beyond the arroyo. So she thirst
ed for fresher sensations.
"I'U tell you," she said to Grevllle. as
he held up the mushroom-can for bet
to Inspect the eight boles he had made
with five shots, "let me toss np yont
bat and you make a boe through the
trade-mark In the crown.
It was a nice, new straw hat Gre
vllle had sent East for it and It had
come by stage the day before. It had
tost him, express paid, four dollars and
seventy-five cents. This, too. at a time
when anything he had left after set
tling hi utess and sutler's and tailor's
bills, went into stlck-plns and candy
and books and music and riding-whips
for Miss Mlvart But he took off the
bat and gave It to her without even a
IUugerlng glance at that high-priced
trade-mark within. . And he felt that It
was worth four times four dollars, and
Seventy-five cents when she tricked up
the tattered remains, at last, and ask
ed If she might have them to hang In
Then she looked down at her grimy
land and considered the first finger,
rrooklng It open and shut "I think
it's going to swell," she pouted. "That
is a perfectly awful trigger to pull."
- Grevllle did what any man' might
have been expected to do. He caught
the hand and kissed It Miss Mlvart
looked absolutely unconscious of It.
She might have been ten miles away
herself. Grevllle, therefore, thought
that she was angry, and his heart was
filled with contrition. Vet he was old
and wise enough to be a first lleuten
ant He walked beside her back to the
post In a state of humble dejection she
could not understand. The next morn
ing It was Burton's turn. Grevllle waa
over on the range now. vainly trying to
bring his record up to where Burtou's
-wan. This time Miss Mlvart fired at a
white pasteboard-box cover, and bit it
three times out of twenty. She was
jubilant and so waa Burton, because
she was making such progress under
"That's an easy carbine to shoot hm't
it?" she asked as they wandered home:
"it Isn't at all liard to pull the trig
Burton glauced at ber. and she' met
Ids eyes Inuocently. "It's Just like any
other trigger, he told her.
"Yes, of course. And Is that the very
snme carbine yon use in the competi
tion the one you shot with yesterday,
and will use- this afternoon when you
He told ber tbat it waa
"Well." she said, complacently, "I
liluk I'tn doing very nicely, don't you..
hit tae target three times, and my
list finger doesn't hurt a bit- this
Tbat afternoou the competition cams
10 an end, with Burton a good many
lolat9 ahead of Grevllle. And that
night there was the big hop. It had
leen understood from the first that the
man who won was to take Miss Mlvart
to the hop. So she went over with
Iturton, and gave him one-third of her
lances. Orcvllle had another third,
ind the rest were open to the post at
Grevllle did not look happy at alt 'It
was not the target record he minded.
He never thought about that It was
having to go down the board-walk to
the hop-room behind Burton, and to
watch Miss Mlvart leaning on his arm
1 .id looking up Into bis face from under
the white mists of her lace hood. He
was not consoled at all when she look
ed up into his own face area more
sweetly at the beginning of the second
dance, and whispered tbat aha waa "so
Now as tte second dance had been
Grevlllc's the third waa Burton's. That
was the way it had been arranged. As
the band began the waits. Miss Mlvart
stood beside Grovllle In the center of
quite a group. The commanding offi
cer was In the group, so was Burton's
captain, and so waa the adjutant.
There were some other as well, and
also some women. Miss Mlvart may
have chosen that position, or It may
tniply have kapined ee.
Any way. Just as the waits started.
Burton, light-hearted and light-footed.
:ame slipping and sliding over the can-
lie-waxed floor, and pushing his way
into the midst "Ours." ha said, tri
umphantly. But Miss Mlvart did not heed him at
)nce. She was telling them all how
she had learned to shoot a carbine as
well as any one, and they, the men, at
iny rate, were hanging on her words.
"Mr. Grevllle taught me," she said,
"and so did Mr. Burton." This was
the first either had known of the oth
er's part In It and they- exchanged a
look.) "They taught me with their own
carbines, too. The very same ones
they used themselves In the competi
tion. But i not best with Mr. Burton'a
carbine. He must have fixed his trig
.gex m puu more easily; 11 was almost
L- :.I . .....
ger to pull more easily; It waa almost
u , "-"'r
- jiisli .saa'asjuja
She looked about for an answer, aad
saw on their facea a stare of stony bor-i
rdr aad surprise. They had moved aj
little away from Burton, and the com
manding Beer's steely eyes' were on
bis face. The face had tamed white,
even with the sunburn, and Burton's
voice was J oaf a trine unsteady as he!
"This to oar dance. I think. Miss Ml
vart" be said. . '
The lanocent round, blae orbs looked
just a little coldly Into his. "No." she!
told him, l think yoa are mistaken. ItJ
Is Mr. Greville'a dance." Aad sh
turned aad laid her. hand on GrevlUe's
arm. San Francisco Argonaut
Aa To riaa.
The following Is a literal copy of a
composition written by a Georgia,
schoolboy, the original of which Is nowJ
In my possession. With all Its crude-,
neaa the essay shows considerable hon
est effort to learn and give facts re
lating to the subject "The pin," which
waa selected by the teacher: "A pin
la a very useful apparatus Invention.
It la very useful to the people of the
United States as well as the people of
other countries In Enrope. It Is used
In pinning dresses and other toilets.
The pin la very cheap in this town, and
other counties of Georgia. They are,
2 or 3 packs for 5 cents, and sometimes
sold for 4 or S packs for 5 cents. IHns
were first used In Great Britain and
they were first made of wire In 1540.
Brass ones were imported from France
by Catherine Howard. At first pins
were made by filing a point of proper
length of wire. In some parts of
France the thorns are still used as pins.
Supposing a boy was climbing a fence
and he accidentally tore his coot, and
he was scared bis mother would whip
'IUC1 W VUBU VI all
him If she would -ee that whole In his j Triven outof '-'i&Ztv. a7 waTAreha
soat but If he had met another com- gathus because of his bold hut unsuccess
panlon of his on his way home, and j ful attempt to save a patient,
thla boy had a pin, of course the boy 1 . Bl,t tj1 world from the very beginning
, . ,,,,. fc- kept calling for surgeons, and their first
would feel better, and go home on a mM is spoken of in Genesis, where they
Sly. and slip In the bouse Without see- employed their art for the incisions of a
Ing his mother. Some days after this -sacred rite, God making surgery the prede
the boy's mother would notice the X&E.naU"
whole In her son's coat of course the stepped on some cracked latticework in
bov's mother ask him about this whole, j the palace, and it broke, and he fell from
and the boy ,e hi. mother the truth j "Pner '"floor. and he
auoui mis. ox course uie uuy iwmb uei-
ter after this, and after the boy re-
-elves a wniDDing ne meets tne noy
that gave him the pin and thanks him
This Is the good of a pin." Truth.
Expressing Hla Disgust.
Probably most writers of serial
stories are familiar with the sensation
of receiving letters of commendation
or disapproval from Interested readers
who are following np the stories as
they appear in their regular weekly ot
monthly installtnenta Occasionally
some curious person asks for private In
formation as to what the outcome Is
to be, while others offer suggestions as
to the disposition to be made of the
villain, or express a fear that the au
thor Intends to marry the hero to the
The writer of a serial story In one ol
the popular magazines a few years ago
received the following letter from an
Indignant reader. The names are
changed for obvious reasons:
Dear Sir: I take the liberty of tell
ing you that I regard your 'Simeon
Stacy, now running through the Blank
MagazlDe, as a little the thinnest novel
nave ever read. Furthermore, the
principal chaiacter In the story, tc
whom you give the title role, so tc
speak. Is so thoroughly detestable t
man that I have taken the most effect
ive means In my power to show my
contempt for him by changing my
name which happened to be the same
as bis to something aa unlike It as
possible. Yours truly.
"(Formerly Simeon Stacy)."
Indians Gave It the Name.
M. Perrault gives an Ingenious ex
planation of the origin of the word
Canada." Giovanni Gaboto, who is
also known as Cabot landed In that
country In 141)7. being the first Euro
pean to arrive there.
After him came some Spanish ves
sola, and In 1500 Denys, a Frenchman
and Verrazznni, a Venetian, took pos
session of the country In the name ol
..MA ,n n
I rauce. At that time, says M. Per
rault, the French often heard the na I
tivus use the Spanish words "Acs
ua.la," which signify, "nothing here.'
The natives had picked up these wor.U
from the Spaniards who had searchec
for gold and silver, and who, because
they had found nothing, had speedily
departed. The French came to the
-.inclusion that the words so often usee
by the natives were the original name
of the country. Another explanation I-
tliat Canada means a village or a town
Victoria's Coronation Coach.
Queen Victoria has at her disposal
when she wishes to take a ride Innu
merable carriages. Of these the coro
nation coach is first. This carriage It
unknown to the present generation, as
It has never left tbe royal mews at
Bnckingham palace since 1801. It Is
lovely, but cumbersome, was designed
for George III. and every portion la
richly decorated and glided. Outside
Its panels are pictures painted by noted
Ch aess Barbers.
The barbers in towns in China go
about ringing bells to get customers.
They carry with them a stool, a basin.
1 towel, and a pot containing fire. When
any person calls to them they run to
blm, and planting their stool In a con
venient place In the street, shave the
head, clean the ears, dress the eye
brows, and bniBh tbe sbouldeta, all foi
tbe value of only half a cent
Feel of Hoar Kara.
An English writer, who for fifteen
years or more has been a student of
criminal anthropology, says that lurgi-.
voluminous ears are the most marked
characteristic of the criminal.
Waste Material Ut llamt
Pin ajld hemlock stnnina anil aIH
1 .t . ... 1 1 l - I
.. -us-vv- . u-ve ue- ,
come wortnicss years ago. are being.
gathered In Northern Michigan to be I
manufactured htto lath. I
If you don't like a book you can shut
it an. Women do not resemble book
Rco. Br. Calmag?
BnfejMt t The MlMlan of Christ Row
Itlvlm Power Will lloml SUa World
Ju th. Surgeon Whs Will EiK
pmla the Dianua of 81a.
WashiSOTOS. D. C In thin diarnnrse
Pr. Talmage puts in an unusual light the
mission of Christ, and shows how divine
power will yet make the illnesses of the
worm tall hack; text, Matthew xi. 5. The
blind, receive their sight, and the lame
walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf
"Doctor," I said to a distinguished sur
geon, '"do you not get worn out with con
stantly seeing no many wounds and bro
ken bonoa and distortions of the human
body?" "Oh. no," he answered; "all that
is overcome by my joy in curing them."
A aublimer and more merciful art never
came down from heaven than that of sur
gery. Catastrophe and disease entered
the earth so early that one of the first
wants of the world was a doctor. Our
rripplcd and agonized human race called
for surgeon and family plivsician for manv
rears before they came. The first surgeon's
who answered this call were ministers of
relioion namely, the Egyptian priests.
And what a grand thing if all clertjvmen
were also doctors, all D. D.'s were M." D.'s,
for there are so many cases where body
and soirl need treatment at the same time,
ronsolatinn and medicine, theology and
therapeutics. As the first surgeons of the
world were Also ministers of religion, may
these two professions always lie in full
sympathy! But under what disadvanta
ees the early surgeons worked, from the
fact that disaectfon of the human body
was forbidden, first by the pagans and
then by the early Christians! Apes being
the brutes most like the human race, were
dissected, but no human body might be
infolded for physiological and anatomical
exploration, and the surgeons had to guess
wnai was manic the temple hy looking at
the outside of it. If thev failed in anv
. . . -
for aid, and Aesculapius, who wrought
' such wonders of surgerv that he was del
built for hiR wor
ship at Pergamos; and Kpiilaurns and
Podelirins introduced ftir the relief of the
world phlebotomy, and Immopedes cured
the dislocated ankle of King Darius and
the cancer of his queen, and Hippocrates
put successful hand on fractures and intro
duced amputation, and Praxagoras re
moved obstructions, and ITerophilus liegan
dissection, and Krasistratus removed tu
mors, and Celsus, the Roman surgeon, re
moved cataract from the eye and used the
Spanish fly; anu Hcliodorus arrested dis
ease of the throat. and Alexanderof Trades
treated the eye, and Rhazas cauterized for
the'prevention of hydrophobia, and Perci
val Pott came to combat diseases of the
spme, and in our own century we have
had, among others, a Roux and a Larray
in r ranee, an Astley Cooper and an
Abemcthy in Great Britain and a Valen
tine Mott and Willard Parker and Samuel
p. Gross in America, and a galaxy of liv
ing sureeona as brilliant as their predeces
sors. What mighty progress in the baf
fling of disease since the crippled and sick
of ancient cities were laid along the
streets, that people who had ever lieen
hurt or disordered in the same way mipht
suggest what had better be done for the
But notwithstanding all the surgical and
medical skill of the world, with what ten
acity the old diseases hang on to the hu
man race, and most of them are thou
sands of years old, and in our Bibles we
read of them the carbuncles of Job and
Hezekiah, the palpitation of the heart spo
ken of in Deuteronomy, the sunstroke of
a child carried from the fields of Shunem,
crying, "My head! my head!" King Asa's
disease of the feet, which was nothing but
out; defection of teeth, that called for
ental surgery, the skill of which, almost
equal to anything modern, is still seen in
the filled molars' of the unrolled Egyptian
mummies; the ophthalmia caused oy the
juice of the newly ripe fig, leaving the peo
ple blind hy the roadside; epilepsy, as in
the case of the young man often falling
into the fire and oft into the water; hy
pochondria, as of Nebuchadnezzar, who
imagined himself an ox and going out to
the fields to pasture; the withered hand,
which in Bible times, as now, came from
the destruction of the main artery or from
paralysis of the chief nerve; the wounds
of the man whom the thieves left for
dead on the road to Jericho, and whom
the good Samaritan nursed, pouring in oil
and wine wine to cleanse the wound and
oil to soothe it. Thank God for what sur
gery has done for the alleviation and cure
of human suffering!
Hut tne world want a surgery without
lira, farre and riickman and Mmp-
son and Warner and Jackson, with their
anjBAiiiK acinus, caiuv lurwoxu. BDU Willi
their aegthet'ic benumbed the patient
with narcotics and ethers aa the ancients
did wish hasheesh and mandrake, and
quieted him for awhile, but at the return
bf consciousness distress returned. The
world has never seen but one surgeon who
tould straighten the crooked limb, cure
the blind eye or reconstruct the drum of
a soundless ear or reduce a dropsy without
pain, and that surgeon was Jeans Christ,
the mightiest, grandest, gentlest and most
sympathetic surgeon the world ever saw or
ever will see, and He deserves the confi
dence and love and worship and hosanna
of all the earth and halleluiahs of all
heaven. "The blind receive their sight
and the lame walk : the lepers are cleaned
and the deaf hear.
I notice this surgeon had a fondness for
chronic cases. Many a surgeon, when he
has had a patient brought to him, has
said: "Why was not this attended to five
years ago? You bring him to me after all
power of recuperation is gone. You have
waited until there is a complete contrac
tion of the muscles, and false ligatures are
formed, and ossification has taken plAce.
It ought to have been attended to long
ago." But Christ the Surgeon seemed to
prefer inveterate cases. One was a
hemorrhage of twelve years, andllestnpped
it. Another was a curvature of eighteen
years, and He straightened it. Another
was a cripple of thirtv-eight years, and he
walked out well. The eighteen-year pa
tient was a woman bent almost double.
If yoa could call a convention of all the
surgeons of all the centuries, their com
bined skill could not cure that body so
drawn out of shape. Perhaps they might
stop it from getting any worse, perhaps
they might contrive braces by which she
might be made more comfortable, but it is,
humbly speaking, incurable. Yet this di
vine surgeon put both His hands on her.
and from that doubled up posture she be
gan to take on a healthier hue, and the
muscles began to relax from their rigidity,
and the spinal column began to adjust it
self, and the cords of the neck began to
be more supple, and the eyes, that could
see only the ground before, now looked
into the face of Christ with gratitude and
np toward heaven in transport. Straight!
After eighteen weary and exhausting years,
straight! The poise, the gracefulness, the
beauty of healthy womanhood reinstated.
The thirty-eight years' case was a man
who lay on a mattress near the mineral
baths at Jerusalem. There were tive
apartments where lame people were
; brought, so that they could get the advan
I tasa of these mineral baths. - The stone
Um of these mineral baths
th bath : tiU .jm. ,thoU(fh
the waters have disappeared, probably
through some convulsion of nature. The
b"h. 120 feet long, forty feet wide and
eight feet deep. Ah, poor man.- if you
vou7 Why, twenty-eight rears hi morefthan
the average of human life. Nothing but
the grave will cure you. But Christ the
Surgeon walks along those baths, and I
have no doubt passes by some patients
who have been only six months disordered
or a year or five years, and comes to the
mattress of the man who had been nearly
four decades helpless, and to this thirtv
eight years' invalid said, "Wilt thou be
The mightiest scientists liave put their
skill to its retiming, and sometimes they
stop the- progress of its decadence or re
move temporary obstructions, but not
more than one really deaf ear out of 100,
000 is ever cured.
It took a God to make the ear. and it
takes a God to mend it. That makes me
curious to see how Christ the Surgeon suc
ceeds as an aurist.
We are told of only two cases He oper
ated on as an ear surgeon, nis friend
Peter, naturally high tempered, saw Christ
insulted hv a man bv the name of Man-
chus. and Peter let his sword flv. aimine
at the man's bead, but the sword chuped
n! hewed off the outside ear, and our
Surgeon touched the laceration and an
other ear bloomed in the place of the one
that had been slashed away. But it is
not the outside car that hears. That is
onlv a funnel for withering sound and
pouring it into the hidden and more elab
orate ear. On the beach of T,ake fialilce
our Siireenn found a man deaf and dumb.
Th patient dwelt in perpetual silence
and wns siiec-hless. He could not hear a
note of music or a clap of thunder. Tie
enn'd not call father or mother or wife or
children hy name. What power can waken
that dn'l tvmnanuin or reach that chain
rf small hones or revive that auditory
nerve or open the gate between the brain
and the outside world? The Surgeon put
His finsrers in the deaf ears and agitated
them, and kent on ntritatins them until the
vibration gave vital energv to all the dead
parts, and thev responded, and when our
Surgeon withdrew His fingers from the
ears the two tunnels of sound were clear
'or all sweet voices of music and friendship.
For the first time in his life he heard the
flash of the waves of Galilee. Through the
desert of nainful silence had been built a
king's highway of resonance and acclama
tion. But yet he was dumb. No word
had ever leaned from his lip. Speech was
?hained under his tongue. Vocalization
ind accentuation were to him an impossi
bility. He could express neither love nor
indienation nor worship. Our Surgeon,
having unbarred his ear. will now unloose
the shackle of his tongue. The Surgeon
will use the same liniment or salve that
He used on two occasions for the cure of
Mind people namely, the moisture of
His own mouth. The anplication is made,
nd lo. the rieidity of the dumb tongue is
relaxed, and between the tonmie and teeth
was born a whole vocabnlarv and words
Hew into expression. He not onlv heard.
Sut he talked. One gate of his body swung
in to let sound enter, and the other gate
.wiine out to let sound depart.
Whv is it that, while other surgeons
used knives and forceps and probes and
itethoscopes. this Surgeon ned onlv the
ointment of llis own lips? To show that
ll the curative power we ever feel comes
straight from Christ. And if He touches
11s not we shnll hf deaf as a rock and
iumh as a tomb. Oh. Thou greatest of all
irtists, compel us to hear and help us to
But what were rhe Surgeon's fees for all
these cures of eyes and ears and tongues
ind withered hands and crooked hacks?
The skill and the painlessness of the op
erations wereworth hundreds and thou
tands of dollars.
Do not think that the cases He took
s-ere all moneyless. Did ITe not treat the
nobleman's son? Did He not doctor the
ruler's daughter? Did He not effect a cure
in the house of a centurian of great wealth
alio had out of his own pocket built a
They would have paid Him large fees,
md there were hundreds of wealthy people
n Jerusalem and among the merchant
;astles along Ijike Tiberias who would
have (riven this Surgeon houses and lands
ind all they had for such cures as He could
For critical cases In our time great sur
geons have received 10rt0. &M10O, and in
one case I know of 950,000, but the Sur
leon of whom I sjieak received not a
shekel, not a penny, not a farthing.
In His whole earthly life we know of
His having had but 6'J'A cents. When His
taxes were due, bv His omniscience He
knew of a fish in the sea which had swal
lowed a piece of silver money, as fish are
pt to swallow anything bright, and He
sent Peter with a hook which brought up
that fish, and from its mouth was ex
tracted a Roman stater, or 62 cents,
the only money He ever had, and that He
paid out for taxes.
This greatest Surgeon of all the centu
ries pave all His services then and offers
all His services now free of all charge.
"Without money and without price" you
mav spiritually have blind eves opened
nd your dumt ears unbarred, and your
riumb tongues loosened, and your wounds
healed, and your soul saved. If Christian
people get hurt of ImxIv. mind or soul, let
'hem remember that surgery is apt to hurt,
but it cures, and you can afford present
pain for future glory.
Besides that, there are powerful anaes
thetics in the diyine promises that soothe
and alleviate. Xo ether or chloroform or
cocoaine ever made one so superior to dis
tress as a few drops of that magnificent
anodyne: "All things work together for
good to those who love God." "Weeping
may ensure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning."
What a grand thing for our poor hu
man race when this Surgeon shall have
completed the treatment of the world's
woiinrtH! 1 he day will come when there
will be no more hospitals, for there will
le no more sick, and no more eye and ear
infirmaries, for there will be no more blind
or deaf, and no more deserts, for the round
earth shall be brought under arboriculture,
and no more blizzards or sunstrokes, for
the atmosphere will be expurgated of
scorch and chill, and no more war, for the
swords shall come out of .'he foundry bent
into pruning hooks, while in the heavenly
country we shall see the victims of acci
dent or malformation or hereditary ills on
earth become the athletes in Klvnan fields.
Who is that man with su.h brilliant eyes
close before the throne? Whv. that is the
man who, near Jericho, was blind and our
Surgeon cured his ophthalmia! Who ia
that ercet and graceful and queenly wom
an before the throne? That was the one
whom our Surgeon found bent almost dou
ble and could in nowise lift up herself,
and He made her straight. Who is that
listening with such rapture to the musio
of heaven, solo melting into chorus, cym
bal responding to trumpet, and then him
self joining in the anthem? Why. that is
the man whom our Surgeon found deaf
and dumb on the beach of Galilee, and by
touches opened ear gate and mouth gate.
Who is that around whom the crowds are
gathering with admiring looks and thanks
giving and cries of "Oh, what He did for
me! Oh, what He did for mv family! Oh,
what He did for the world!" That is the
Surgeon of all the centuries, the oculist,
the aurist. the emancipator, the Saviour.
No pay He took on earth. Come, now, and
let all heaven pay Him with worship that
shall never end and a love that shall never
die. On His head be all the crowns, in
His hands be all the scepters and ut His
feet be all the worlds!
The Gilbert House Is the favorite
place for all Philadelphia people visit
ing New York City.
A good word for a bad one is worth
much and costs little.
Talent, to be Important, must be ex
act. The height of some men's ambition is
to be able to say "I twl.l you po."
Brilliant sayings are not always mor
Rocks In the downward path of fit
struction are seldom seen from the sum
mit. A lie feels easy only when It forgets
that it has a truth on Its track.
Cheap flattery is always dear; the
best sort of flattery Is honest imita
tion. The human heart is like a grapho
phone cylinder and the sweetest records
. are often cut by the stylus of pain.
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