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CAPT. CAVARLY'S WLL.
provision Made Therein for All Unex
pected Widows ami Children.
The will of -the late John M. Cararly
vas filed for probate tin other day. The
veteran mariner left an estate valued
nt 100.0;. x in trust to the Union Trust
Company for his children, Mrs. Anna
X:iiz:ibetii Ilemtel and Julia. I. Jennie
D., John M., Jr., and Trank Holies Cav
tirly. The will, which is dated !n April last.
Is witnessed by C F. Bowman and
Alexander Center. The income of the
estate is to be livided anions the chil
dren until the son, Frank 11.. now IT
years of ace. shall mich the aire of "0,
when the estate; is to In divided anion;'
them sh ire and share alike. If any of
the children begin action to contest the
will the legacy to such children is de
The Mjit;,lii was determined that no
one should lay claim t his instate as
his wldcw or his child other than the
childtvu he ha I named :r.:d lie tr.ok a
leaf from the will of .lames ( '. Fair.
"I do solemnly de, l.uv that I am v.r.t
married." he said in the will: "also that
1 have no children other than the live
ir.tir.rd. Nevertheless. I make the fol
lowing provision: I givo ami beqm ath
unto such person as shall bo found,
proved, ami established t he my sur
viving wife or widow, who: '! the mar
riage he found to have tal.M place be
fore or after the ex "cut ion of this will,
the sum of .SiM. and to each and every
jerson who shall he foil ml and estab
lished to be my child by birth, adopdon.
acknowledgment, or otherwise, before
tr after tho execution of this will, J.
And I do hereby omit to make any
further provision for ;iny of the per-
foin men'loned in t!;U paragraph.''
San Francisco h'xamiiici-.
Mr. Bavershxk. an English scholar,
recently lectured in London upon the
hword. detailing some of the countless
legends and superstitions with which
that weapon was surrounded in the
days when lighting was the principal
occupation of life. So highly was the
FV. ord esteemed that Mohammed, in the
Koran, declared it to be "The key to
liea von and ltell."
The warrior or knight pi ve a name to
Iiis sword; lie vowed at the altar never
to draw it in a false cause; it was his
companion and friend, and descended
from father to son for many genera
tions. It is no wonder that in those
superstitious days legends gradtially
clustered about it. and were believed.
One sword, named Brother of the
"Lightning, had a golden hilt inscribed
.with magic words. In times of peace
these were said to be illegible, but be
fore a battle "they glowed red as
It was believed, too, that a sword
lifter Ion? use acquired a life of its own.
Many famous swords were said to ut
ter cries before battle, and after a
'weapon killed fivescore men it became
blool-hungry and leaped out of its
scabbard at the approach of a foe. Cer
tain swords were said to refuse to give
a wound in a bad cause; anions these
was the brand Excalibur, which was
pi veil to Kin? Arthur l3 a spirit, and
which IMchard Coeur de Lion professed
i The family of Conycrs, in England,
won their estates and have held them
for centuries by virtue of their posses
sion of an old falchion with which, ac
cording to tradition, they asserted that
i knight, their ancestor, slew the fa
anous Dragon of Want ley. There are
no knights nor dragons now. but the
family still cherishes the falchion.
In the East a superstitious reverence
Is still paid to the sword. The Daimios
of Japan, when they voluntarily sur
rendered their ranks kept, as a rule,
the wonderful blades which had been
handed down from father to son, in
nome cases for more than a thousand
years, and which had absorbed, as they
lielieved, some of the character ami
life of the family that had owned them.
We look upon these superstitions as
Idle and foolish. We live in an age of
peace. A man goes out to light the
battle of life not with a sword but with
with his wit and ton sue. Does he use
'these in no false cause, but only for
truth and honor?
Experiments with 1 Juliets.
1 In a lecture on the effects of rifles,
Prof, llorsley of Loudon, bavins show
ed some photographs of bullets in
llisht, demonstrated that in front of
every bullet is a paraNilic curve of
compressed air, while behind it are a
series of little eddies of air rushing into
the vacuum created by the llisht of the
nnisslle. A tin canister was taken, and
ti ten-grain bullet bavins a velocity of
three thousand eisht hundred feet per
tecond fired throush Jt; there were two
email holes in the canister. The profes
sor nmw Idled a canister with some wet,
soft substance, put oi a lid and iired
guln, the lid of the canister Hew off,
showing that the bullet in its passase
caused the hydro-dynamic effect to be
communicated risht to the outside par
ticles. An empty skull was then fired
throush, two small holes beins the re
sult, and, afterward, a skull tilled with
water was t mi ted in the same manner,
when the skull splintered and gaped.
These demonstrations show that when
a bullet is fired throush a brain tue sub
stance is forced In all directions with
violence and great pressure against the
skull; ho has also proved by experi
ment that after the shock of a bullet
throush the brain the heart will begin
again irregularly, spasmodically, but
tili It will begin again, though the
Jungs will not. Prof. Horsley lelieves
fthat If a mxui were shot .through the
head and treated first as if he were a
drowned person until such time as
trephining could to performed, his lifo
might bo saved.
Why Men Stand.
We are so accustomed to standing up
risht as a natural attitude that few of
us think what a special complex me
chanism is required for this purpose. A
moment's consideration will show that
the ordinary explanation of the erect
position (the center of gravity to be di
rectly above the feet) is insufficient.
When a man is suddenly shot, whether
from the front or behind, he drops on
his face, for the truth is that there Is
much more weight in the front of the
spinal column than behind it.
The fact is that when we are stand
ing a large number of powerful mus
cles (both front and back) are simulta
neously at work, the effects of their ac
tion being to neutralise each other.
Thus, the legs would fall forward were
it not tha; they are kept vertical on
the feet by the strong tendon .the
"Achilles") at the back of the heel. At
the same time the muscles of the thigh
are tightened so as to prevent us tak
ing a sitting position, and tin muscles
of the bark are pulled tens- o that the
trunk does not stoop forward. The
head is prevented from dropping on the
cliest by the ligaments In lie nape c
the iv:-wi:. That the upright is not its
normal position i easily shown by tue
fact that a man nods as he falls asleep:
for as sioji as the controlling nervous
force is deadened the head drops for
ward by its own weight, only to be pull
ed back in position again with a jerk
when the brain becomes suddenly
aware of an uuuual attitude. Scot
A Mouse Engi Heering.
"While digging holes for telegraph
poles at Byron. Me., said a Western
Fnion man. "I became interested in
watching the ingenuity and persever
ance of a mouse. lie fell into one of
tlie holes, which was four and a half
feet deep and twenty Inches across.
The first day he ran around the bottom
of the hole, trying to find some means
of escape, but could not climb out. The
second day he settled down to business,
lie began steadily and systematically
to dig a spiral groove round and round
the inner surface of the hole with a
uniformity ascending grade. 1 Ie work
ed night and day, and as be got. further
from tlie bottom he dug little pockets
where he could either lie or sit and rest.
Interested witnesses threw in food.
"At tlie end of two weeks the mouse
struck a rock. This puzzled him. For
nearly a day he tried to get under,
arjnd or over the obstruction, but
wifiiout success. With unllinchiiig
pa t'u nee he reversed his spiral anil Trent
on tunnelling his way in tlie opposite
direction. At the end of four weeks
he reached the top. and probably sped
away to enjoy his well-earned free
dom. Iiis escape was not seen. When
his food was put in in the morning he
was near the surface, but at night the
work was seen to be complete, and the
little engineer, whose, pluck and fkill
had saved his life, had left." New
Out of the Mouth of Habe.
The park of genius shows itself
early in life, and my friend in Wobuni
has a little girl just beginning her ca
reer at school who already exhibits sub
lime ilights of intellect. One bluster
ing, lowering day the teacher asked the
school chihlrui to write their iinpres-
sious of tlie weather. Tlie little tots
struggled for some time with their im
aginations, and in ma ivy cases the re
sult was nil.
But not so with my friend's bright
little daughter. She sat near tlie win
dow and watched th onfall ins leaves
dashed hither and thither by the ficklq
autumnal breezes. Then she was seen
to write something "upon her slate, and
when the teacher approached, the child
triumphantly exhibited this brief but
"The world is full of wind." Boston
A Lawyer's Ilreach of Confidence.
A queer case is reported from Syd
ney, Australia. A man was convicted
by a jury of having tried to poison his
wife with arsenic. His lawyers ob
tained a reconsideration of the sen
tence by a commission appointed by
the Legislature, consisting of two doc
tors and a lawyer, .which pronounced
him innocent, the doctors voting down
the hnvyer, who thought him guilty.
Tlie man was set free in consequence.
Subsequently one of his lawyers, moved
by conscience, told another member of
the bar that the man had confessed his
guilt to him at the time of the trial, and
the matter was brought before the
Legislature. Lawyers and clients Iiavr?
been arrested and are to Tie prosecuted
for conspiracy to defeat the ends of
justice. Communications between law
yer and client are apparently not priv
ileged in Australia.
A doctor, who occasionally walked In
crooked pathsand never went to church,
was called to see a pious and orthodox
old clergyman who had been taken sud
Iy ill. "Am I going to die, doctor?"
asked the parson. "Well, I guess not
this time," said the doctor. "We will
make a bargain you keep me out of
hell anil I'll keep you out of heaven!"
An Ancient Shoe.
A resident oM5rownsville, Me., has a
shoe that same over in the Mayflower.
It is of the toothpick variety, made of
a curious looking grot a silk, with ttes
over tlie instep.
An Egg Iiiko n. IHimh-IIcIl.
A Pa n bury hen has laid an egg tho
shape of a dumb-bell, the connecting
link being the only jHirtion out of pro
portion One of the spheres contained
the yolk and tha other tLc whiU
-t. tr i a
The corner stone for tle now dormi
tories at the Fniversity of lVnnsyl
vania lias just been laid.
The United Hebrew Charities So
ciety of New York gave work to öo,
ouo persons during the past year.
The New Orleans Picayune devoted
two columns to an effort to j'love that
We were in no danger from earth
quakes. Thirty-one knots were made by the
1'orban. tlie latest ' French sea-going
torpedo boat, in her trial trip at Havre
A proposal has been made that v. na
tional exposition be held in Washington
in r.tm to celebrate the centennial of
the Capital City.
Six hundred crates of celery were
shipped from Muskegon. Mi h.. to Chi
cago the other day. The v. eight of It
was ;;.",m! pounds.
There are colored twins In Futuani
County, Connecticut. 1 years old. with
red hair. P.aiJey, the circus man, has
sought in vain to get them.
Tlie IYcton. the largest tank :'l
steamer ever bui'd, has just been com
pleted at West Hartlepool. She i-: U.
feet iong by is broad and .".l1 j deep.
Ten steamers for the China trade, ag
gregating 'Jo.ink tens, were turned out
by one Creenuek firm in nine months
recently. Tins is a record for quick
The headlights from the locomotive
engines on .Maine railroads attract the
deer from the forest, and numbers of
the animals are being killed by the
The first colo'vd man to work on a
street car in Detroit was recently ap
pointed mot innan on one of the trolley
cars running on the principal route in
According ton Paris paper tlie crown
of the King of Portugal, which was re
retitly repaired by a jeweler, is the most
costly in the world, being valued at
Africa is to be triangubi ted from the
Cape of Cood Hope to Cairo. Dr. (Iii!,
astronomer royal at Cape Town, luts
rropared the plans and Cecil Ithodes Is
backing him up.
Seven hundred Berlin journalists are
to have their pictures printed in a vol
ume which Justav Iahms has writ
ten and which is to ive an inside view
of modern Cernian journalism.
Large coal deposits have been found
in Suderoe, one of the Faroe islands.
A French company Is going to work on
them, having obtained a concession
from the Danish lovernment.
Kuss-ia is soln? to send astronomical
expeditions to tlie month of tlie Ainoor
river and to Nova Zembia to observe
the total eclipse of tlie sun that wii
take place on .Inly g7 of next year.
In imitation of tlie electric lighting
of Jedneys channel, it is proposed to
i-stablish electric liuMit buoys in the
Thames up to the London docks, so as
to enable vessels to pass up by night.
Frescoes representing the salutation
of the Virgin ami tlie nativity, earlier
than the reformation, have been found
under the plaster of the parish church
at Ashanfstcad, near Heading, Eng
land. Salmon packers on the Pacific roast
are worried over the report that tlie
Kassians are arranging for the estab
lishment of several large salmon and
herring canneries along the Siberian
As many as 2ÖS students are entered
for the course in ".Modern Novels"
which has been introduced Into the
curriculum of Yale university. The
course is more popular than any other
Those who know and love the Words
worth country will learn with regret
that the old rectory at Orasmore. where
in the Met prepared "Tlie Excursion"
for the press, has loen razed to the
The Czar of Hussia has Issued a de
cree warning duelists that they will
incur severe punishment, if they con
tinue the practice. The royal displeas
ure will extend also to those who en
Russian scientific men have ascer
tained that out of Ö07 trees struck by
lightning in the forests near Moscow
Vm'1 were white popular. They advise
farmers to plant poplars as natural
Indian forest Hies are terrible pests,
tsome horses are driven mad by the
presence of a single fly, and in driving
along not unfreqiiently start kicking
most violently, frequently running
away with the carriage.
Fred Harris, who was accidentally
shot at I ronton, Ohio, has just died.
An autopsy showed that the bullet went
through his brain, struck the opposite
side of the wall and rebounded, being
imbedded in the center brain.
Dr. C. F. Scott, Stale veterinarian of
Wisconsin, has declared war on the
llower called golden rod. He says that
horses that cat it contract a peculiar
disease resembling consumption, which
is Incurable and causes speedy death.
15y the issue of the Apocryphal books
early In November the publication of
the revised version of tin scriptures,
begun in 1S70, will be completed. Work
was begun on tlie apm-rypha in issi,
on the completion of the new testament.
The sensations of great cold and
great heat are the same, because the
nerves an convey but one sensation,
and heat is more dangerous and, there
fore, it is more necessary that the
nerves should be able to give a warn
ing of It.
Tlie total value of coke made last year
In the Fritted States amounted In cost
to more than JflL'.tHKi.bOO. N'.aeteen
twentieths of American coke comes
from the Appalachian coal field-, while
Pennsylvania produces three ticies ns
much as any other State.
A valuable armchair is in the posses
sionu of the Earl of Itadnor. It orgin
aliy cost .S'Ojhk) and was presented by
the city of Augsburg to Emperor Ru
dolph II. of Cerinany about the year
l,"7d. It is of steel and took the artist
about thirty years to make.
A Capuchin friar in the south of
France named F.vther .loseph has been
in the habit of firing off a cannon t at
tract congregations. Tin camion blew
up reci inly, ki'lin i a man s n:e distance
ort, and the friar was fined L'oo francs
for "lwüiiv i(!e through imprudence."
Laws have been enacted in itelgium
prohibiting tlie hunting of frogs. The
Belgium hunters, however, have found
it easy to continue their occupation Iii
the neighboring country of Holland.
Recently, in one day. these hunters sent
as many as iN.mu frogs legs to Paris.
As these delicacies bring from 4 to Ö
cents apiece, the calling is a paying one
to s -:ne of the homers.
The phrase "to die in the last ditch'
is stat-d by an English authority in
such matters to he an Americanisr.!.
originating during the civil war. In
fact, ii was tivsi used by William.
Prince of Orange, who. during the war
with France, was asked what he would
; do hi ease (he troaps of Holland Were
defeated in tile field, and he replied: "I
will die in the last ditch."
An interesting letter, the last writ
ten by the American explorer. Clave,
news of win se death on the Congo was
received in dune last, has rceen'iy been
brought to light. Jnit Mr. 'lave claims
to have discovered the veritable tree
under which was placed the heart of
Dr. Livingstone. The tablet sent by
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce was fastened to
a tree six miles from the real tree.
She Bid Agrinst Herself.
A lot of people were present at an
auction sale of Japanese goods re
cently. "How much am I bid for this ex
quisite vase";" asked the auctioneer,
holding it above his head.
"Five dollars." responded an elderly
lady, sitting in one of the front seats.
"That's a shame," cried tlie man
with the hammer. "This vase, as a
work of art, is woiili four limes that
sum. Why. look at it. Will an intel
ligent audience allow such a sacrifice':"
"Six dollars," came in the same wom
"Well, well, well! Can't you fee t!u;t
this is a treasure, and you stand here
and allow it to be pven away for such
u paltry sumV"
"Eight dollars." Again it was the
same bidder speaking.
Eight dollars! The very idea: ejac
ulated the auctioneer. "I never saw
the like. Come, what is the meaning
Of this? One of the Mikado's especial
designs slighted in sin h a manner! It
is a reflection on our taste."
"Nine dollars," said the .solitary bid-
"It Is too costly, too precious, and too
rare in pattern. Wake up, or I'll put
it back in the box."
4,Ten dollars." the woman said.
"Well, it doesn't seem as if can get
any more, so here it goes. Ten dollars
once, twice, throe times! Sold to the
Pldy there at that shameful figure."
Tho lady stepped up. paid for and re-
celved her parcel, and departed, appar
ently without noticing the smile oi
the audience. Ohio State Journal.
Think of the Future.
Despite all that has been urged In be
half of sensible forest supervision in
this country, the ruthless destruction
goes on almost unabated. Only about
a quarter of the timber cut year by year
has its place supplied by new growth.
It is easy to see how short a time will
elapse at this rate before the land i
bare and the streams dried up.
Mr. Fernow. chief of the forestry divi
sion of the United States Department
of Agriculture, estimates the value of
our timber land at a thousand millions
of dollars. Surely this is a property
wornh caring for.
Two plans for helping to put things
on a sound basis have lately been pro
posed. Mr. Fernow advocates a law es
tablishing an American college of for
estry. Prof. Sargent, of Hartford, sug
gests the establishment of a chair of
forestry at West Point, with the view
of ultimately using the army in part to
preserve the forests. Perhaps both
ideis might be carried out independent
ly with good results. Certainly all pos
sible educational means should be used
to place our people on a level as to in
formation wit.ii those of France and
Forest fires alone are said to destroy
ten million dollars' worth of timber an
nually. Intelligent forest wardens
could prevent much of this. Waste the
greedy cutting of large and small trees
at one sweep- destroys more than fires.
If we are to have any forests left at all.
the United States ('ovornmeiit and the
several States must push vigorously
the policy of founding ami maintaining
The Deepest Sea.
Heretofore the deepest sounding of
the ocean has been forty-six hundred
and fifty-live fathoms, mur Japan.
But the survey ship Penguin, sent out
by the British ('ovornnient. has found
a deeper spot. The sounding wire
broke at forty-nine hundred fathoms,
when bottom had not been reached.
This new deepest depression in the
earth's crust lies exactly south of the
Tonga, or Friendly, isles, e.nd almost
on the Tropic of Capricorn.
I Keen y of the MoiiKtry.
It Is probable, as Sydney Smith ob
serves, that the decay of memory in old
men probably proceeds as frequently
from the very little interest they take
in what is passing around them as from
any mental decay. The mind, as well as
the body, requires constant exercise
to keep It in a healthy state.
SALT AS A STIMULANT.
AIcoTiol Will Have No Allurements
for Jlau in the Near Future.
When the food of the future is onco
In vogue, the food dispensary, licensed
by the government, will long since have
supplanted the butcher shop and the
grocery store. We'll breakfast and
lunch and dine by prescription at a
cost of 1 or 10 cents a day per capita.
Doubtless our houses won't be heated
and supplied with power from a Keely
motor at a, penny a day additional, but
the chemical or artificial food of the
future is already a moral certainty.
For does nm Fhimmarion describe it in
"Omega." and has ict Berthclot. its
chief apostle, been elevated from the
laboratory to the foreign ollice of
Civeu the formula for our food, says
Berthclot. the father of ihe artificial
food idea, and why not prescribe it
from the ch. -mist's'.' Surely the nitro
gen and carbon of the bee fsteak may
not be as grateful to tin palate if ab
sorbed from a capsule or masticated in
a tiny tablet, hue the bones and the
blood., the fiesh and the sinews will be
just as w.'l supplied with their essen
tial material, their own special foods,
provided always the proseriptioii is
right in proportion, and, after all. the
pleasures of the table have ages on
end been absorbing too much of tjo
time and inclination of man and wo
man. Wien the era of chemical food
comes we shall have done with sym
posia and supper parties, Welsh rab
bits and golden bucks.
There are certain elementary foods
which a man can't d without. He
must absorb, or eat and drink, if you
please, carl mil and nitrogen and cal
cium for his bones. Without going too
much into dry detail, lie must absorb
or receive each day. to repair the waste
tissues, calcium, carbon, nitrogen, oxy
gen, hydrogen, and sodium. There are
other trilling chemicals, like phosphor
us, which is an awful thing to burn
one's self with, which the well-fed man
needs. But he could get along without
It. He could get along without sodium,
were it not lor the fact that salt is
chloride of sodium, and nobody can got
along without salt. It isn't a simple,
an dement, but it is absolutely indis
pensable. When the era of the chem
ical food sets in we'll all be in the habit
of stopping morning and evening at
our favorite dispensaries for a bracer
of salt. New York Herald.
Bought Jlcr Ow: (ioivü.
They tell a story of an unfortunate
society woman who, being terribly
pushed for a gown to wear at a groat
occasion, sold seven gowns for tin?
pric of one to Mine. X. Among those
?owns was one hardly rumpled, and
which, though very magnificent, had
evidently been worn at most only once.
This dross Mine X. sold as a model to
Mine. Y.. who was the soch'ty woman's
dressmaker, and who had been obdur
ate about making another tiling for
the poor little woman without cash
When this "model" came In she saw
a. chance for bij: return of money, so
she compromised with her customer,
and a greet I to let her have a model
dress, just imported, for a very low
figure. Whereat the poor woman paid
all the money she had received for aU
her dresses, and out Mine Y brought
the IikmIcI.- The poor woman talkel
herself blue in the face, hut she could
not say anything 1o protect lnrself
without botrayint; her dealing; with
Mine. X.. so poor thing, she lanee! in
her old frock after all, having swapped
all her other gowns for the privilege.
A New Kind f Pie.
During the recent visit to southern
Ohio I came across a delicate dish
which I think it worth while to present
to an epicurious public, esiecia7ly that
part of the said public which does its
eating in New England. This dish con
sisttd of what is locally known as a
"layer pie," and was built out of pump
kins and cranberries. That is. an open
front or "unkivered" pumpkin pie aa
inch in thickness was laid as a founda
tion, and upon this was placed a cran
berry pie, on top of which was superim
posed another pumpkin p!e of the sann
proportions as the foundation pie. The
work of construction being completed,
the pie was cut as a jelly cake would
be cur. and liner eating I am nt a loss
to think of. I may add to this connec
tion that this composite pie of marvel
ous loathsomeness was not partaken
of at but one nual. It was srved at
breakfast, dinner and supper, and didn't
taste bad between meals. -New York
A C'otl Kxeuse.
Down to Charles H.'s reign womMi
were not permitted on the English
stage, and their parts were taken by
men. Kynastoii was to act thus in the
"Maid's Tragedy," and. not being ready,
the curtain did not rise. His majesty,
losing patience, sent t know the mean
ing of the delay, and was told by the
manager that "the queen was not shav
Three Ages of Women.
Often you will lind a in yir old girl
in a family who is brighter than all her
ohh'f xisters put together. (litis are
brighfest nt 10, prettiest at Id, ami
most sensible when they begin to loik
like their mothers. Atchison Ciobe.
In a Kentucky town where the local
issue was the running at large of .iogs
in tho street one party headed its
ticket with 1'he picluro of a roting hog
and the other adopted the portrait o
Americans in London.
A calculation recently made gives
the number of Americans in England,
more or less resident in Indoii, at 00,
000; twice as many as there are French
men, four times as many as there aro
lUlluus, and so on.
Ham's Utra Sound a Warning Xot to
tlie Uureilofmc J.
"j EI' land ttow-
, A4 h i'-ithmlikam:
A-r J ; honey has giants
U'S . ?x rfMn it.
k iP Tl!o devil has
I i 2. n3 whose fa leu is a,
I M'yVJ.T m.:u!erat'drihker.
It nev.-r hurt
X'-M V'fi truth anv to be
The man who
i kKl r
truth any ! be
never am etti.s to
A goad prayer nieet'.ng always begins
before the bell rings.
A cohl diurc'i can only be we. d by
fire that comes from Cod.
Evrything we do will be great when
it is what Cod wants d- i
Fortune cannot change us. I: can
only being on: vhat ::: in u.
The man who hates the Bible ivj-it
gom rally Iris ums; iva-- n t-.
The devil t tikes a pan iti the talk
when pride and fiartery m.-et.
Every life has unfinished t 'v--rs in
; it that wore begun t; 'ppo v 1.
J Prove that liter., is :;. devil. e.::d tho
I saloon-keeper will be y..;ir tV: :' I.
j If you are not against the saleon.
I "what are you uoing in too ci.iiiv.i Z
Doing good win be fouml nt-ev prof
itable in th.'eüd than digging gold.
The ni i.nent we d cid to f -rsake
sin, we can count on dd fr h dp.
That man is dying who--e I if. is not
greater to-day than u was yc-erday.
Job sinned not wiih his to:r: be
cause there was no sin in his heart.
I No matter what kind of a lottse truth,
-lives In, it is always built on the rook.
A stingy man can get religion, but he
can't grow in grace and stay that way.
No man can be a. leader who I: a. 5 not
tlie courage to sometimes stand alone.
! The man who ha s never Pern ashamed
of himself is still a stranger , himself.
Cod-made kings are sure to come to
the throne, no matter where th -y begin
The devil's claws an none tlie loss
sharp when hidden by the cloak of re
ligion. Every man is a robber who takes
from another anything Cod wants him
Nobody can tell what a man will do
Ill a horse trade by ihe noise he makes
The man who fears fhvl is nor afraid
to walk in the dark, but he fears to
G'od still lias plenty of angels ro min
ister to those w ho resist the devil until
he leaves them.
Scandals and crimes in the newspa
pers tire helping the levil about as
much as the hypocrites in church.
Just as surely as we seek first the
kingdom of Crodand His righteousness,
will Cod supply nil our other needs.
The man who sits down to wait for
a golden opportunity to knock at his
door will need a thick cushion on hia
Many boys are save;l when their
fathers are wrong, but the child stands
a poor chance when its mot her Is
When a preacher spends more timo
In preaching than he does in praying,
he is notdoin Gud's work as lie wants
The devil is not throwing many
stones at the preacher who lias to
jKHind the Bible to keep his congrega
It is better to have only a little hon
est meal in the barrel than to sit down
to smoked meat That should be return
ed to somebody's smoke house.
What Victoria C.mlri Do.
As a matter of fact, says London Tit
Bits, our sovereigns have rarely taken
any active part in politics sitwe Ceoig
Ill.'s time, but they could still do some?
vry astonishing tilings if they -hse.
The queen culd dismiss every Tommy
Atkins in our army, from the o:nmand-or-in-chiof
to the youngest drumimr
boy. She could lisband tlie navy in
the same way. ami sell all our ships,
stores and arsenals to the first eus.o
mer that cairn along. A ting nitirely
tn her own responsibility, she eouhi
declare war against any foreign oiin
try, or make a present to any foreign
power of any part of the -mpive. She
'otild make every man. woman and
child in the country a pt or of the
realm, with the right, in the -aso of
males who are of ag. to a sat in ihe
house f lords. With a single wonl
she could lismiss any government that
happened to be in pow-r. and -ould. it
is boliovnl. pardon and liberate all the
criminals in our jails. Thos are a
few of the things the piceli could lo if
she liked: but it is not necssary to say
that her majesty nv-r acts in matters
of stab. exopt on the advice of the
government for the time being.
Stoppe! thv I'anie.
One night at a Juulon theater sumo
od its and nds of scenery took lire, and
a very perceptible odor of burning
alarmed the spectators. A panic seem
ed to be imminent, when an actor ap
peaivd on the stage. "Ladies and gen
tlemen," he said, "compose yourst lvs.
There is no danger -1 give you my word
of honor there is no danger." The audi
ence did not seem reassured. "La
dles and gentlemen." continued the
comedian, rising to the iiecssities if
the occasion, "confound it all: do you
think if there was any danger I'd bo
here?" Tlie panic -ollapsed.
Sarlanaia!it Idke! His Toil Hr.
The wine list of Sardanapalu lias
been found on a terra eotta tablet and
contains ten kinds.