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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SUNDAY, MAT 20, 1894.
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The Road Agent
Ths warm afternoon sun looks down upon
to. scene of rugged grandeurt The view is pic
turesque and awe-inspiring. A rough, un
even, rocky road winds in a semi-circle about
the basa of a mountain. Here, on ths ono
side, a porpcndlcular wall of rock looms up
to an amazing height; on the other are hills,
Trlth here and there a few scattering clumps
of dogwood, while tho shrubby cacti are grow
ing in greater or lesser abundance.
A rumbling sound breaks the quietude, and
moment later the lumbering overland stage
coach comes in sight. As tho driver cracks
tho long la9h of his whip, urging the horses
to increased speed, the vehicle sways to and
fro in a manner which .must prove uncom
fortable to Its passengers. Now it gives n
greater lurch as it swings sharply to the
Hght, around a projection at the base of the
huge mountain, and an unlooked-for thing
The peremptory command has anjunmlstafc
ablo ring of determination, and the sight Of
uuii u uuzen revolvers levelled in his direction
causes the surprised driver to pull up his
corses to a sudden standstill.
Conscious that something unusual had hap
pened the passengers within tho vehicle ex
change alarmed glances. There are two of
them both men and they are an oddly as
sorted pair; one is a bronzed and bearded fel
low, whoso looks.speecb, and general make-up
Indicate that ho is a Westerner, tho other a
refined and dignified man, attired In the con
ventional black of a clergyman. Hels young,
and no doubt unused to bis present surround
ing and modo of travel.
Understanding the hasty glance his com
panion has shot him, u look of dismay and
Indignation flashes across the clergyman's
Lay 'Sermons for
Commerce requires under all conditions
three factors, something to sell, a seller, and
a buyer. Commerce in thought il as simple,
tho thought, the thinker, and the desire for
The preacher knows his congregation, the
politician knows his mental caliber and pre
vailing prejudices ol the mass of men that
mako up tho majority in his district, but the
man who would put his best thoughts in the
columns of a newspaper at this day, when
the world is full of them, begging for readers.
must do so much liko the marketman who
exposes his wares and goes his way; they
may never attract the notice of u single
buyer, but his hope always is that at least a
lew may una in nis assortment wnai tney am
looking for, but the thinker soon discovers
that thought is necessary to his continued
vitnllty, and further, that the arrangement of
bis thought is necessary to his personal equa
tion, to the definite solution of his problem
of existence. So If any man writes seriously
for publication, he may find himself more in
debted to an indulgoat public than any one
reader can be indebted to him.
Tho reassembling of the Presbyterian mag
nates at Saratoga, the revival of the Brlggs
controversy of lost year, inevitably leads to the
question of this "thinking." It is notBriggs
the offending brother, but the much more im
portant matter as to whether thought is a God
given endowment and the great pioneering
power In the higher evolution of man, or was
the thinking principle confiscated when the
church was organized? It would seem that
the highest thoughts that como to man were
tho real "angels' visits," and that the re
counting of these, the arrangement of these
high thoughts Into an ever-enlarging number
of "sacred books," would be crowning work
of such an assembly, rather than tho united
effort to keep all though safely harnessed
to the chariot of creod, and the solemn
farce of swearing to the inerrancy of a book
that never was a book, but a collection of
"writings" about God and religion. All the
religion, all the light, all the faith, all the
aspiration those books contain Is forever
sacred, but only so because the mind, the
soul, tho consciousness of man is sacred, and
that which helps most to lead man from his
lower or animal nature toward his higher
and dlvlno nature is also sacred. The gift of
divine reason was before the gift of book
maklng, and would survlvo the destruction
of all the books, printing presses, type, and
presses in the world.
The fundamental declaration in this book
they claim as "inorrant" Is, that "God made
man in His own image," and "malo and fe
male created He them.' Now, whatever tho
"heathen," the "atheist," the "agnostic" may
choose to think he believes or disbelieves, it
is surely the duty and privilege of all creeds,
basod upon the Bible, to beliove these two
statements as "incrrant" Believing them
involves certain necessary conclusions.
First There is this: that in man Is the only
authorized localization of the image of God,
and as we emerge from the idolatry of form
into the concept of spiritual forces, which Is
tho only thinkable condition of the omnipres
ence, we must eoncludo that this "image" Hc3
hidden for the most part In tho yet undevel
oped consciousness of man. To make this
idea more emphatic, later on In the same
book is the direct command to "make to thy
self no other likeness or imago of anything."
So it would seem that the duty of all such be
lievers should bo the effort to unveil this au
thorized "image," to clear away all tho rub
bish of accumulation of man's opinions of
all thick veils of organized conclusions, and
let in on this long-concealed image the clear
sunlight of thought.
Secondly. If In this "making of man" it
was found expedient to create them "mide
and female," it will be at once evident that
these primal differentiations were "sacred."
and that so long 03 there is claim to priority
or immunity of responsibility, the one over
the other, so long is there unbelief, conflict,
and all the terrible consequences pronounced
For nearly two thousand years the name of
Jesu3, the Christ, has been the watchword for
all tho multi-colored professions of religion
in what Is called Christendom, or that portion
of the globe that is supposed to be enlight
enedthat which is not still "heathendom"
and in all that time man has been satisfied to
be engaged in controversial discussions about
what was said about Jesus, and ha3 not
seemed to care for the little that is recorded
of His direct teaching.
It would seem strange that so much of anx
iety should center about the "miracle" of his
birth, of the methods of his "coming," and
so little attention paid to the message he
came to bring! If the message was not im
portant, then why the messenger? This mes
sage con bo summed up very briefly the
kingdom of heaven is within you. Not "lo,
hero or lo there." Only another way of say
ing "God made man In nis own image," and
"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto ono of
the least of these, ye have done It unto me."
Unless you can see the imago of God In the
consciousness with which ill men are en
dowed, then look nowhere for It, for you will
not find it.
It is evident to the most superficial reader
of history that tho evolution of human liberty
has been by the way of revolution, overturn
ing. If, then, one great hope filled the soul
of the great Nazarene with peace under perse
cution, it was the hope of producing a revolu
tion, of a new kingdom, that should be an
everlasting kingdom, that of "peace on earth
and good will toward men." His Sermon on
the Mount was tho outlining of the constitu
tion of that kingdom, the beginning of the
end of the reign of force and personal author
ity of inherited or assumed superiority. For
this was He and is He still despised and
rejected of men. Christian civilization, so
called, has sought to flourish on cross and
book, without the adoption of any one article
embodied In this constitution the greatest
and longest lived paradox tho world has ever
If it be the purpose of the Church to adhere
to all its yesterdays of thought and form for
tho purpose of goerning and controlling the
masses, then it 13 not only opposed to the
fundamental idea of evolution, Lut it will be
rejected with scorn and contempt. Man is
asking for bread, and will no longer accept
tho stone of ecclesiastical dictum.
If it be that present respectability lies in a
careless conformity, then it sinks Into a de
basing utilitarianism, into confusionism. We
add ono word to tho time-worn truism: Hon
esty and conformity are the best policy.
The Iarliest books or "Scriptures" that go
face, and he makes a quick movement with
his right hand In the direction of his hip
pocket. With a significantly imperative ges
ture the other promptly checks the action.
" 'Tain't no use, friend," he says hastily
but decidedly. "It's Dangerfleld, the gentle
man road agint, an' he's several too many fer
The words of caution have the desired ef
fect. The look of anger on the face of the
clergyman Immediately gives way to one of
surprise The man who has spoken notices
the change and is unablo to account for it.
Whether the bandit's name Is familiar to him,
or whether the mention of the word "gentle
man" gives him assurance, the plainsman is
at a los3 to know.
He is about to make a further remark, but
the door of tho coach is flung open with a
bang, and nn ugly-looking revolver is thrust
through the aperature.
"Get down nnd out," orders the desperado
who holds the weapon In a voice sternly
authoritative, yet with little, if any, trace of
tho western dialect discernible "Hurry
along, parson. Be quick, and no harm will
come to you."
There is nothing to be gained by disobey
ing, and the clergyman clambers out of the
coach, following upon the heels of hl fellow
passenger. As they reach the ground the
muzzle of a revolver Is thrust Into the face of
each, and Dangerfleld's command of "hands
up" is obeyed without a word.
Hastily relieving lioth passengers of their
weapons, Dangcrlleld secured the minister's
gold watch and chain, then proceeds to search
his clothing, prosecuting the work with a thor
oughness and dispatch which bespeaks his ex
periences in such matters. He is not long in
discovering that several packages are securely
pewn up within the lining of the clergyman's
vest, and It is but the work of anothermoment
to ascertain that they aro packages of blank
notes. How the eyes of the robbers sparkle
throuch the holes In their masks as they be
hold tho precious parcels!
Meanwhile the victim of these indgnities,
has been contemplating the wore of the ban
dits without uttering a word. At no time has
his countenance displayed the flush of alarm
to make up our New Testament were tho let
ters' written by Paul to the little scaltered
bands of believers that had gathered about
him in his sojournlngs in various places.
They were all written in Greek. The words
of Hun nn whom Paul rested his faith had all
been spoken many years previous in the
tongue of the Galilean fishermen, tho Syrlo
Chaldalc These words bad been handed
down from man to man, and the enlightened
consciousness of this very real man, Paul,
absorbed and assimilated them, and not only
translated them Into the fashionable languag
of his day, but tried to make their essence
and meaning fit the conditions of his many
little communities of believers. But when he
came to Athens, the seat and center of meta
physical disquisition, ho was, too, a metaphy
sician, and in their own tongue and in their
own thought repeated the fundamental idea
of the Hebrew genesis and the central idea of
the teaching of Jesus.
God, who made the world, and all things
that are in it, hath made of one all mankind,
to dwell upon the wholo face of the earth, de
termining appointed times and limits of their
inhabitation, that they should seek God, If
haply they may feel aKcr Him or And Him,
although He Is not far from any one of u;
for In Him we live and we move and we are,
as some also of your own poets said: "For we
also are His offspring."
And yet after 1800 years of flood and con
flict the assembled representatives of the
various forms of religions belief assembled at
the congress of religions in Chicago lis
tened to this summing up of the religious
status of the world:
'It Is not rivers or seas, mountains or des
erts, language or race that cause the deepest
and widest separations between man and man,
but religion. Differences of religion consti
tute the most marked dividing line between
people of tho same language, same race, and
same country. But wborevcr people may
meet, no matter what different language they
may speak, to what different races they may
-belong, or of what tint of color their features
may exhibit, as soon as they know they are
one in religion a profounjedly felt bond of
sympathy unites them as members of one
great family, as children of one great supreme
Thii is true as a statement of the present
condition of religion in its worldly aspoct, but
Is it true in relation to tho "profoundly felt
bond of sympathy," or has it ever been true
since the first fishermen bands "held all things
in common?" Do all, or any, of the rich few
owners lie awake nights to find a way to help
their Indignant brethren to a comfortable
self-respecting independence? Is this true of
It is reported of Jesus that on one occasion
He said: "If they beliove not Moses and the
prophets, neither will they believe although
one arose from the dead." The Church
teaches not only a miraculous birth, but the
miracle of one rising from the dead. TbKls
reached in all languages, sung in all forms,
1 churches of everv variety of credal inter
pretation. Everywhere we see tho symbol of
tho cross. But the message of this heaven
sent messenger, tho dispatch, certainly should
be worthy the mighty effort of tho courier!
"As I have washed your feet, so wash 30 one
another's feet." "Let him who would be
greatest among you be servant of all." Thl3
is "My body broken for you." "I came not
to destroy the law, but to fulfill." Love is the
fulfilling of the law. Jesus camo to bring a
great new thought to a world lost In formal
Ism and dissension. That man served God
only by serving his own kind, finding the
image of God there. This thought is cow
disturbing the entire world because of its in
For centuries men looked for the second
coming of Jesus of Nazareth in tho flesh.
Without a conception of the coming of the
Christ into the hearts of men will not that
coming be signaled by the living index finger
coming Into the consciousness of men like
this: Cease to look on my birth and death,
but look on the thought I brought to the
world. That thought you have forgotten in
your vain hope to bo saved by a miracle.
The great miracle Is that of life and con
sciousness; that great receptacle of thought.
In the contemplation of this all the assemblies,
all the Brlggs', aro but the petty incidents of
the clash and clamor of personal opinion.
Jesus of Nazareth died by the hand of ritu
alism. He was crucified at the demand of bib
Heist, the custodians, the interpreters of
what they declared to bo the written word
of God. All that portion of the Bible Ezra
had collected ana inscribed, mat dook wnicn
then declared, as It now declares, that in
"man is tho image of God," they were will
ing, nay, anxious, to destroy tho image, be
causo it failed to reflect their opinion of what
a book doclared God to have said face to face
to one of his own images. If God is spirit,
how could ho communicate Hi3 will but
through the receiving spirit that was in man?
What Is the invisible wire of communication
save thought alone. It must have been as
true of Moses as of Dr. Briggs, "as a man
thlnketh so Is he," and is It not true that as
thought is the life and evidence of conscious
ness, that so far as thought is restricted so far
is consciousness dead and not alive.
You Will Smile at These.
"Galtonhad hl3 lawn mower stolen last
"Great Caaar! What a lucky fellow he
has always been." Inter-Ocean.
The unsuccessful politician and tho unsuc
cessful dentist are two of a kind. Neither of
them have the right pull. Philadelphia
Wife Come, let us go home; it 13 11 o'clock,
ana you know vou didn't como home till 1
Husband That's just it you surely oan't
expect me to come home twice In one day.
"Change for the better." said the cashier of
tho pool room as he paid out the cash to the
winner. Texas Sittings.
Miss Paddington Do you believe In Jove
at first sight?
Mr. Linton Ob, no! It is impossible to bo
perfectly sure that a girl is rich. Brooklyn
Thinks He Ought to Visit Virginia.
From the Petersburg Index-Appeal
There is. The; WisniNGios Times says, a
three-term Congressman In the House of Repre
eentatlves who has neTer been in Virginia.
Within his vision for six years have been tho ex
quisite scenery of the bills across the Potomac,
tho old residence of Gen. Lee, the burial place
of tens of thousands of federal and confederate
soldiers; Summer and Winter have come. In a
climate approaching perfection, and yet this
hardened Burner has not creased any of the
bridges leading south, or visited Mount Vernon,
or Fredericksburg, or even Alexandria. The Index-Appeal
believes always in representatives
who represent, and has no sort of patience with
men who go to Congress for the benefit of some
district or section roniote from the place where
their own and their people's Interests are. but it
draws the line of commendation on the Con
gressman of three terms who has never been in
Virginia. Jle cannot serve effectively the peo
ple who sent him to Washington.
and anger one would naturally expect to And
depicted upon the face of one who is being
relieved of a fortune. A frown mantles his
Ann features, but It amounts to little elso than
a look of contempt
"The money is not my property," he says,
addressing himself lo the leader. "It was
intrusted to mo for delivery to its owner,
whoie whereabouts I have been seeking to
"I think you have found him," returns
Dangerfleld, sententlously, and the remark
ellqits a hearty laugh from the other highway
men. "In this instnnee might is right," tho cler
gyman responds, looking fixedly into the
robber's eyes. "Yet the honrt-broken mother
who entrusted to me the care of that money,
bidding me to deliver it to her wayward boy,
would hardly be satisfied with the transac
tion." Dangerfleld starts slightly, but answers
"You have done what you could, so console
yourself with that thought. As for the boy,
no doubt he is a rich man by this time, and
does not need the money. We make fortunes
fast in tho West."
"So I perceive," says the other, dryly.
Dangerfleld turns away with an Impatient
movement. While this conversation has been
going on thoi remaining passenger has been
standing by. gazing upon the scene In open
mcutheid wonder. Ho is next searched, alter
which the baggage of both men is overhauled.
Nothing, however. Is taken except a large en
velope tied about with red tape which Danger
field finds in the clergyman's satchel. Without
stopping to examine its contents, he places it
in the Inner pocket of his coat.
Apparently satisfied with the result of their
work, the bandits toss the firearms belonging
to their victims into the stago and the leader
orders tho pa'r to clamber in; then tho driver
is commanded to "let her go," and the cumber
some old vehicle goes rumbllnir down the
rough road, followed by several harmless
"They got but itttle booty oft uv me," ven
tures the Westerner, when the scene ot the
FLOWERS FOR THE GRAVES
Plants Best Adapted for Use in the
SOME HEALTHY BLOOMERS
Thoie Which Art Hardy Beqnir but Very
little Attention While Growing All
Colon Are Suitable for Graveyards A
Plants for use in the cemetery ought to be
tree bloomers, good growers, able to get along
with very little attention after planting, and,
above all, hardy, writes Eben E. Bexford in
the Domestlo Monthly. A tender plant is out
ot place there, no matter how beautiful it may
be, because most persons cannot give It the
protection it must have In order to endure our
long and severe winters.
These requirements necessarily limit us in
our selection. We have but few plants that
are free bloomers, robust enough to get along
with but little care, and perfectly hardy. Let
mo say, Just here, that I am not one of those
persons who consider no flower suitable for
cemotory use unless it Is white. All colors
aro appropriate there.
Among the shrubs the hydrangea Is per
haps best adapted for cemetery use, because
it is so extremely hardy, and because it is a
very late bloomer. It is also very pro fuse In
flowering. These qualities give it a piaee
near the bead of the list, if not quite at the
head. Success with it is reasonably certain
it it be planted in a rich soil and grass be
kept from choking it. It has a much more
symmetrical habit of growth than most shrubs
if left to take care of Itself, and this Is another
point In its favor. It one has a large lot I
would suggest planting several hydrangeas
in a group. The effect ot halt a dozen plants
placed so close together that they seem to be
one great plant when developed is very fine.
The result is much more satisfactory than
when the same number ot plants are scattered
about the lot.
Deutzlas, gracilis, and crenata are very de
sirable shrubs. They are not large growers,
therefore care should be exercised in planting
them. Ti'ever make the mistake of getting
them in the background. Give them a place
near the front ot the lot, where their beauty
can be fully displayed. These are much
more effective if grouped than when planted"
The welgelias are medium-sized shrubs.
They form a rounded, compact plant if cut
back somewhat during the first year or two,
and are more effective planted singly than
most ot our shrubs are. There are sev
eral fine varieties in ruse and red, and
one good white sort which can be used
very effectively in combination with tho
red because ot the contrast it affords.
Tho old purple lilac is admirably adapted
to cemetery use on a lot where there is no
tree and where a large shrub would be effec
tive as a substitute. It is one of the most
beautiful ot all our shrubs, blooms early and
profusely, and is entirely able to take care of
itself. It can be made to tako on a tree form
if thought best by allowing but one stalk to
grow, but I prefer to grow it as a shrub be
causo that seems to bo Its natural form. The
Persian lilac Is a more graceful variety than
the old sort because of its slenderer shape.
Its flower3 are very beautiful, but hardly as
sweet as those of tho other. There is'a white
lilac that would be pretty were it not for the
fact tbat its flowers are produced so far down
among the terminal leaves of the branches
that they are half hidden by them. It is not
so free a bloomer as the other sorts named.
Tho Japan quince, or cydonia, Is a very
charming early bloomer. Its flowers are a
rich, shining scarlet. It is a somewhat low
grower, therefore should have a place in the
Ono of tbe most desirable plants for ceme
tery use with which I am familiar with is,
strange to say, but very little known. Why
It is not more extensively grown I cannot
say. It is perfectly hardy; it has pretty ever
green foliage, and beautiful pink flowers
borne in clusters at the end of the branches.
It blooms at Interval, during the season. For
front rows it is very desirable, being of low,
spreading habit. Its name 13 daphne moze
reum. I think it Is somewhat difficult to
propagate, and this probably accounts for Its
The best white rose for cemetery planting
is Mine. Planticr, a most profuse bloomer,
entirely hardy. Tbo rngosa varieties, with
their rich, crinkled foliage, are very pretty,
as the seed pods are as quite effective as
Among hardy perennial or herbaceous
plants theachlllca is a general favorite because
of its constant flowering habit. It is very
hardy. Tho flowers are small, but borne in
such clusters nit over the plant that a brave
show Is made by them. They are pare white,
Tho anemone Is an old favorite, as it well
deserves to be. It begins to bloom in Septem
ber as a general thing, and continues to
flower to cold weather sets in. Alba is pure
white, with yellow center; rubra rosy purple.
Both these varieties are single. A new vari
ety has been recently introduced under the
name of "whirlwind," that is quite double.
It is evidently a chance seeding from A. alba,
and It must prove a grand acquisition to the
list of desirable plants for cemetery use.
The herbaceous spireas are among our
most beautiful plants. Palmata bears great,
plume-like spikes of most graceful, delicate
flowers on stalks that lift them well above the
foliage. This variety Is bright rose. Alba is
pure white. These are very effective when
The perennial phloxes are very desirable.
because they are so self-reliant. They do
enough better with good care to make it
worth wbilo to civo it. but they can get alone
very wen witn next to no care, ana on tuis
account they should be widely planted by
those who cannot give much attention to
plants on tho cemetery lot. They are won
derful bloomers, continuing until very late
in the season, and we have no plant making
a greater show of rich and dellcato color.
Tho rose and carmine varieties are finest, and
there are several good white varieties that
can be used with them.
There are two varieties of phlox suhlata
commonly called moss pink that are verv
suitable for cemetery use, because of their
low growth. They form a cushion of rollage
almost completely covered with flowers. One
variety Is pure white, the other rose-colored.
Coreopsis lancoolata is a very pretty yellow
Aower. It is most effective when planted with
robbery has faded away In tho distance, "but
It 'pears to me they hit you mighty hard, eh?"
"vTell," replies the clergyman, with an air
which does not exhibit much concern, "I do
not moum my loss, under the circumstances,
as much as I regret some other matters."
Ho does not volunteer an explanation, and
tho first speaker is disinclined to question
him, though greatly mystified by his inex
plicable conduct. To all appearances the
minister has become deeply interested in the
beautiful landscape without, and with an al
most lnaudiblo "That gets mel" the other
lapses into silence.
Dangerfleld and bis comrades are not long
in mounting their horses and quitting the
scene of their latest depredation. On and on
they rido, now traveling at a brisk pace
through beautiful valleys hemmed In by mas
sive walls of rock, now making their way
cautiously over dangerous mountain passes;
on and on until the sun has sank from eight,
and its golden glory has faded from the
At last tbe party comes to a halt in the very
heart ot a wild and desolate region. A skil
fully hidden aperature at tbe base of a cliff
leads to a subterranean cavern, whither the
men bctako themselves, after dismounting and
turning their horses loose in tho valley below.
"Well, boys," says Dangerfleld, who bad
been gloomy and silent throughout tbe jour
ney, "Jet us have sapper, for I am as hungry
as a bear! Then we will attend to business. "
In a remarkably short space ot time a Are
is lighted, and a few minutes later tbe even
ing meal is prepared. It is a meagre spread,
but tho hungry mon eat heartily and with evi
dent relish. -
Let us look at them a moment as they sit
about an improvised table in tho shadowy
light of the declining Ore. Dangerfleld is a
young man, possessed ot a clean-shaven,
pleasing countenance, though one that be
speaks weakness of character, well built, and
dressed in a suit ot some black material,
which has not seen much service. Tbe others
are not so neatly dressed. They are rough,
bearded fellows, whose speech and manner
sets them in decided contrast with their
leader; It Is easy to perceive that the latter to
flowers ot other colors, yellow giving tone to
the group that It can gain in no other way.
A few yellow flowers have the effect on other
colors that sunshine has, and no garden is
complete without them. This plant is very
hardy and blooms through the entire season.
Some ot the early Spring blooming bulbs
should be planted on every cemetery lot;
snowdrops and crocuses will open the season
almost as soon as tbe snow vanishes, and the
narcissus, hyacinth and tulip will bridge over
the Interval between them and the early an
nuals. Lilies aro charming plants for tbe
cemetery, but one must confine his selection
to the hardier sorts, llkespoclosum album and
rubrum. What a magnificent plant LUlum
anratum would be for this purpose If it could
be depended on!
In locations where there is considerable
coolness and moisture the Japanese Iris suc
ceeds admirably. Its range of colors is won
derful; one gets the idea that a rainbow has
got tangled up among the plants. Tbe lily of
tho valley succeeds under similar conditions.
It is impossible to give advice tbat will be
of much value in regard to tbo arrangement
of plants ou cemetery lots, because condi
tions differ so widely. In order to give in
telligent advice one must know tho sizo of
the lot. Its shape and general outline. About
tbe only general advice that can be given is,
avoid the mistake of overplanting; that is,
f darning so many shrubs or plants that tho
ot will have a cluttered up, crowded look,
and concentrate your plants In groups, rather
than scatter them all over.
Counsel for the Plaintiff.
The golden rays of on April sun shone
through the ground glass panels on which
was inscribed "J. Gervalse Litchfield, Esq.,
Private." That office, usually so quiet, was
now turmoil and confusion. Gervalse Litch
field was alone, but the cold, reserved man
ner was gone and he excitedly paced up and
down the apartment.
"It wa3 she, I am sure it was," he mur
mured. "But, oh, how she has changed! I
wonder if he proved faithless. If I only knew
but pshaw! I am getting sentimental. She
Is not worthy a second thought."
The grimy hand of the office boy held a
care. "Albert Dunsmore certainly, snow
"Hello, Jack, old fellow!" said the new
comer. "I knew you would see me. Well!
Well! but this is a chango since we left col
lege. They tell me you have a good practice
and are maklog barrels of money."
"Dame Runior oft hath an oily tongue."
"Well. Jack, I have a case for you. I want
to retain you for a friend."
"What Is the case?"
"Breach of promise."
"Ah! Are the parties prominent?"
"Tbe plaintiff Is a most beautiful woman
and tbe defendant stands high in professional
"Who are they?"
"That must remain a secret until you have
beard tbe facts and rendered your decision in
"About one nnd a half yoars ago my, or
rather young client, who, as I before stated,
is prominent in society, met the defendant
at a balL His prominence in his profession
made him the lion of the evening, and mu
tual attraction call It fate or what you will
threw them together. Tbat was the com
mencementballs, operas, and theater
parties, at which he was her constant and
devoted attendant, followed.
"Then they were engaged. The night of
tneir engagement, nowever. was tho last sue
ever saw blm. His calls ceased, and though
she has seen him on the street, he refuses to
"But what is the cause for his actions?"
"About two weeks after she received a note
saying he could not wed a coquette. No rea
son was given for this cruel blow, and the
poor cirl has simply pined away, cue will
not allow, us to mention his name, nor does
she know of my errand to you."
Jack's face was white as a sheet, and his
lips trembled as, grasping his friend's arm
like a vise, he stammered, "For God's sake,
Albert, who i3 tho man?"
"But, man, explain yourself. Explain, it
you can, tne kiss 1 saw ner give tnat man
Hartwell In tbe parlor the night following
our engagement as I was mounting the steps
to call. '
"He was a cousin, who was going on a
trip to India. lie begged for a kiss as a re
membrance of her, and she gave it to him."
" v ny aia sne not answer my note"
"She was called away by illness, and the
note did not reach her for two weeks; then
all trace of you was lost."
"Albert, as you hope for eternal happiness,
take me to her at once."
"There, there, old man. vou aro cettlne ex
cited Bemembcr, you are simply counsel for
"But you came to mo for advice."
"And as her counsel, you advise "
"Her Immedlato marriage with the de
fendant" G. Chester EicHanssosr.
Suggestion from the West.
This docking representatives for absence is
folly. The more some ot them stay away the
better the country Is off. Snohomish (Wash.)
Will one of the bright young men on the
Tribune please come to Congress and say that
BUTTERCUPS AND DAISIES.
Pmstandln' here a-thinxln of the medder on
An' you a-walkln' long o' me, cs' leanln' on my
An' how the pearls lay on the grass, in momln
sun and dew.
While buttercups and daisies were a-smllin' up
at you. '
Seems like I almost hear the brook that ran thro'
A-wblsperln' what you said that day while
standin' on Its bank,
J when you slipped your hand in mine an'
answered me so true
What the buttercups an' daisies heard, an,
darlln', what I knew.
Seems now as If that medder was a paradise to
When I look back thro' waltln' years, an' tears
An' see you standin' by my side, the sunlight In
And buttercups and daisies es' a-bloornln' ev'ir
OhI buttercups and daisies, you return with
But your tears an' smiles an' blossoms now can
never, never bring
One who welcomed you with gladness, an' with
almost childish glee.
For you heard me say I loved her, ah' she died
Geokoi IT, Tcrocia.
looked up to and admired by his comrades,
and Is a prime favorite with them.
The moal concluded, tho plunder which bos
so easily fallen Into the hands of the band is
produced. The packages of bills aro first
given attention, surprise and delight beaming
from every countenance as the money Is
counted. It is scarcoly ten minutes before
the work is finished, and Dangerfleld an
nounces, amid deathlike silence:
"Two packages containing each one-hundred-dollar
bills, and two containing 100 fif
ties apiece 530,000 nonrly $8,000 each, be
sides tho watch and chain and tho western
It would be difficult to relate with what
feelings of surprise und satisfaction tho men
hear their leader's words, and with what ex
clamations of exultation tho amount named Is
received by each.
"Now. men. listen to me," says BangerAeld,
When the first noisy congratulations are over.
"We've made enough money to-day to enable
us to live honest lives. Suppose We break up
camp and turn respectable.' I, for one, am
tired of this sort ot thing and want to get out
of it What say you all?"
No one speaks for a few moments; then Jake
Hawkins slowly answers:
"Well, cap'n, we'll think of it over night
Ye see, w e're old hands, audit's hard to do
what we know nothln' about You're differ
ent from the rest; you bavo friends back
there in the East a father and mother, per
haps, and came to us because you were
starved out and wore ashamed to write to
'em. I saw the words of that preacher chap
touched ye. Pm about right, I reckon?"
Dangerfleld answers with a nod speech
"All right we won't hinder ye: leave us It
yo wanter: but we can't promise anything in
a hurry, can we, boys? Say no more just now,
cap'n. Leave us to think about it; and you'd
better think, too. Now who's for a game ot
Dangerfleld says nothing further; but he
will neither play nor drink, nnd soon stretches
himself at full length upon a blanket and
sinks into alight, dream-haunted sleep.
Some hours after he awakes with a start;
REVOLT OF DAUGHTERS.
Mistake to Refer 1n this Way to Certain
Mrs. Sheldon Amos, in the Contemporary
Review, points out that lt Is a mistake to
speak ot the revolt ot the daughters In de
scribing the new position taken up by English
It Is not a revolt, but a natural process ot
evolution, Mrs. Amos says .
Even "society" has more than accepted
nursing as a noble profession for women.
The nurse comes from every grade, is met in
every hovel sad every drawing-room, her
freedom, her happy independence, her own
and others' sense ot her value; her accepted
jtnowieugeoitneaarKerjaiaes 01 uie in ail
of which respects sho is rivaled by that
mighty host ot sisters and deaconesses and
"church workers" of all sects have their in
structive and incitive influence on the borne
daughters. If society wants them to be Igno
rant and uninterested, like tbe legendary
English lady, it must arrange terras with the
hospital, the sick room, tbo pnrUh priest, tbe
social reformer. Meanwhile, our girls will
learn; will throw off their eWaiMling clothes.
Mrs.Amos waxes quiet eloquent In praise of
the girls' latchkey. The moro girln there are
who have latchkeys, she thinks, tbe better It
will be for oil concerned. Freedom brings
responsibility, and responsibility brings pru
dence. A great deal of tho Ill-health of our deli
cate girls arises from repression of their
young energy. The bpys, too, would be hys
terical If their youth were hedged in with so
many conventional restraints, thatt here would
be no room left for self-restraint. It every
thing they wore, every word they spoke, every
youthful grace and beauty, every intellectual
endowment were babltunlly looked upon und
openly spoken ot as mukinfr them more sala
ble articles. These thing belong only to tho
ages of slavery, and I would once and for all
protest tbat where there is a "market" mar
riage in its true sense cannot be said to exist.
So far from resenting the evolution ot tho
girl of the future, Mrs. Amos glorifies and
dofends their claim for freedom. She says:
"Certainly tho restrictions which produce
the feeble-wittcd, earth-bound Dodo must
give way to the freedom which will give the
angels in our houses room to grow their
six strong wings two for personal dignity
and beauty, two for spiritual elevation, and
two with which to flv on serviceable errands
This is a picture of the woman of the fu
ture as drawn by Mrs. Tneodore Sutro, a well
known society leader of New York:
"She will not wear trousers. On the con
trary, her garments will be prettier, and she
herself will be, if tbat is possible, mere
effeminate, more tender than she Is now:
"Why? Because she will reallzo, by being
all these, that her power will be Increased in
a corresponding ratio.
"Woman's rights are Invariably associated
In a man's mind with tho loud-voiced woman
without little personal vanities, the woman
who is indifferent to her appearance, who
wears big boots and would like to wear high
bats and make other incursions on his ward
robe. "There will be more marriages for love In
her day than there aro now, for tho reason
thatjiataral selection will replace conven
ience. She will be qualified for work, and,
not fearing it. will not marry for support.
"She will be able to provide for herself, and
when she marries it will be because she loves
tbo man, because he is congenial and sympa
thetic to her and will not retard her mental
and moral development. She will be fearless
and frank, and will have the courage ot her
CANINE TRICKS IK COURT.
A Dog a Witness to Settle a Question of
A suit for the possession ot a black cocker
spaniel, valued at 8250, was continued in the
Sixth judicial district court yesterday, having
been adjourned from Inst Friday, says the
New York Herald. The plaintiff was Dr.
Sumter Battey, of No. 154 West Thirty
fourth street, and Mrs. Ida Streap, wife ot
John Streap, proprietor of the Wilton house,
in West Twenty-seventh street, was the de
fendant Dr. Battey identified the dog in
court He said that it had been given to him
by George Cromwell, a son of Professor
Cromwell, the lecturer, about two years ago.
He missed the dog flvo months later, and ono
month ago found It in tho possession ot Mrs.
Michael Butler, a policeman, who was form
erly employed at the Coleman house, where
he was for a time the custodian of the dog,
identified It as Dr. Battey's. He undertook
to make tbe dog go through some tricks that
he had taught it
"He will come when I snap my linger," be
He snapped his linger and the dog ran
It was picked up and carried within tho
railing, an unwilling witness.
Butler then tossed the dog a lamp of sugar.
Tbe dog took it and appeared to begin to
take an interest In the proceedings. Counsel
for tbe defendant also tossed a piece of
sugar to the dog, and the animal impartially
Butler tried to make the spaniel jump over
his uplifted leg, but tbe dog yelped, ran
away, jumped over tho stenographer's desk
and mad'j straight for Mrs. Streap. It was
dragged back, butthe trick was abandoned.
Another trick making the dog stand on his
hind legs was more successful. Mr. Butler
looked proud of his alleged pupil's achieve
ments, but tho dog didn't seem to think it
amounted to much. It was looking for more
Mrs. Streap claimed that she- bad had the
dog in her possession three years and several
witnesses testified to that effect, but wben the
case was adjourned until next Thursday the
dog was left in Dr. Battey's custody.
A trunk line of railway f roqnently has as many
as 23,000 cars in use.
Part of the Central Argentine railroad Is to be
provided with the block system.
A forty-mile, single rati, storage battery ele
vated railway is to be built between Lake On
tario and llatavla, N. Y.
The new block signal system contracted for by
the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western will In
clude all tho drawbridges on the Morris and
Among general passenger agents the under
standing now is that there are to be no Niagara
Falls excursions run this season, as they Invari
ably lead to a rato war.
The announcement Is officially made that the
South Jersoy road, "which Is a new competitor
out of Philadelphia for Jersey seaside business,
will be completed to Atlantic City by June 1.
Conductors on the Georgia Central now carry
surgeons' outfits with thorn for use In cases of
emergency. The chief surgeon In giving them
out instructed tbe conductors as to the use of
the various appliances by means of object
his thoughts revert to the events of the day.
He Is unable to account for the strongo. In
describable feeling which possesses him.
What did the clergyman's significant words
and manner mean?
"The papers!" ho exclaims, springing to
bis feet as a sudden thought occurs to him.
"Why did I not think of them before?"
Tho candies have burned to their sockets
and gone out, leaving their placo in dark
ness. Dangerfleld lights a fresh one and sets
it on the table. Then he takes from hU
pocket the packet of paper found in the
minister's satchel, unties the ribbon which
secures it, and brings to light several legal
looking documents and a small envelope
"Frank Dangerfleld!" he faulters, reading
the name written in bold characters upon the
envelope. "Am I dreaming or have my
senses forsaken me?"
He throws himself into a chair and hur
riedly, but with trembling hands, breaks the
seal and draws forth the contents ot the
package two sheets of note piip-r closely
written, and blotted hern and there. One
glance at tbe chirographyand tbemau recoils
as 11 dealt a mortal mow, ciutcnmg desper
ately at tbe tablo before him. His face is
.deathly pale, his breath comes in labored
gasps, and his eyes All with tears as he reads
Jit Deak, Lost Sox: I am told that I am about
to die, but 1 shall try to write a letter to you. In
the hope that it may some time be delivered
into your hands. Your sudden departure was a
severe Mow. Your poor father survlvod It but a
lew days, ana 11 nave wauea lor tidings oz you
in vain. 31ay you, my dear buy, never know the
torture I have endmed during the past months.
Frank, how could you bring such trouble upon us
because a silly, frivolous girl proved false? We
haro loved you all your life, she had but for au
hour?yetyoa broke our hearts for her sake.
Mr bov. I tremble for one who has shown him
self eo weak. How can you withstand tempta
tion? But neither reptoaches nor grief will
bring you to me, ana 1 must try to do strong.
"I want to say this: AU lb property shall be
yours; I shall turn it into money and leave It in
ttan care of a distant relative who la about to be
ordained a minister ot the gospel. I sent for
him and he Is here. I have asked him to find
you it he has to search the whole bread country
of Blonde Liz
It took a reform wave of large dimensions
to do It, but by and by a big religious billow
came along and swept "Blonde Liz" into a
Salvation Army prayer meeting. When the
wave receded, bearing away her sln3, she
felt so strange and lonely that she almost
wanted them back again. She wasn't her
self. Pulling her sins up by tbe roots didn't
agree with her at alL She missed the old
time mirth, the smiles and compliments, the
wlnesltnd suppers. In fact, ebo no sooner
resolved to drop tho old life and " 'bout face,"
as one of tbe Salvation corporals advised,
than she became sick and was whirled away
to n hospital for a two months' continuous
performance with typhoid fever for every
turn. Whllo getting well she would have
horrible dreams, and seemed to feel rough
hands griping her felt liquored lips against
her own, the breath of passion, maadlin
C remises, caresses which burned her soul
lows, curses, darkness!
When at last sho was discharged, well and
fairly strong, tho world wa3 several shades
brighter to bcr than it used to be. "The old
life," suggested an acquaintance. "No,"
said Ellz.it.cth NcIIson, the color mounting to
her pale cheuk. "I'll make a try for some
thing better, and if I don't mako It go well,
"Mrs. Anderson lives third floor, front, n
be careful y don't fail over no washtuLs or
coal barrels, 'cano the hall's iull of "em,"
said tbe frowsy-headed tenant on the first
floor lo a stylishly dressed man who hod
asked for a Mrs. Anderson.
"Wonder will she greet me with that tender
warmth so characteristic of her in times
past?" chuckled tho bnudsome stranger, as
with a twirl at bis inujtachu he knocked at
thuiloor of third floor, front
"Ab! Mrs. Anderson, I greet you," said ho,
smilingly, as the door opened ou a scantily
"Oh! 3Ir. De Foret! I'm sure I'm glad to
see you again," said Elizabeth 2,'eilson, color
ing. "Yes, It's me, and I've come to take you
away from here. Had a deuce of a time Had
ing you. Traced you to tbe hospital and
then to tbe cheap restaurant, where, like a
goddess of industry, you washed dishes.
Then beard of your marriage to a Swedo
truck driver, and at Ir.st I've found you, and
say, Liz," said he. coming nearer, "jou're us
beautiful as ever."
"Liz," he went on In a low tone, "Pve got
plenty of dust now, and you can wear a better
dress than that If you'll shake our mutual
friend, Mr. Anderson, who,whIi he may be a
gem of the purest water in getting a loaded
truck through a Broadway jam. doesn't know
enough to appreciate a woman liko you. Y'oa
won't have any pleasure in bis society. He's
rough and dull, while I'm well, you know
how pleasantly we were situated until I blew
in all my velvet and lit out to repair my im
poverished exchequer. I didn't forget you.
either, darling. See what I've brought you!"
and taking her limp hand elegant Mr. De
Forest forced a magnificent diamond ring on
tbe third finger, and then fastened a jeweled
brooch deftly over a bosom la which the fires
ot bell were reaching out long tongnes of
flame toward a newly-founded citadel of vir
tue and peace.
"And besides," said be, gently caressing
her hair an 1 clasping her to his breast, "be
sides, old sweetheart, you know I'm the only
one who ever honestly eared for jou. I let
other ladies other ladle alone while I hod
you, and now I've come back for yoa. and I
cannot tr.ke 'no' for an answer. Y'oa can
have Bn allowance of flfiy o wcfc. and more,
too, if that isn't enough : and hold on why,
curse you. Liz, what do you mean oy striking
an old fritn.l like me? I"
"I mean for you to take your hands off me
and leavo mj- hnuso at once. Go! There are
your jewels. Y'es, I remember the old tlm-s,
and you were kinder, perhaps, than the rest,
but I know that at best I w.n only only
prey to you. Others will do as well Go, I
tay, from my house! Tfcere is my marriage
certificate and there my husband's picture. If
you don't go I'll call a policeman."
When Trackman August Anderson roso
next morning before daylight and lit the gas
his wife was sleeping pencrfnlty. nn 1 clasped
a-ains! her bosom wi. their marr'nge certifi
cate. Her yellow hrlr made a fram" of gold
for her beautiful face nnd neck. He looked
at her and bis honest beait Seat -.villi love
and prl'te In tbo possession of a true-hearted
wife. As he raked down tho kitchen stove
"Gettln' married to n good woman is the
makin' of a man. I'voledagood life since I
And "Blonde Liz." wakln. ktecl the pa
per In her hand and was also kappv.
"C. T. W,
Ex-Governor Brice's Contempt of Court.
Hsceessack, N. J., May 10. oherill Bogart
said to-day tbat be would take no action at
presont regarding theserving of tbe execution
in tbe mat'.rr ot judgment ngainst ex-Governor
Erlcc. Tbe latter was declared guilty
of contempt of court In n suit scainst him to
recover 833,000. Mr. Erico would probably
have been taken Into custody to-day by the
sheriff but for bis dangerous illness.
Brevity Is the Soul of Wit.
The orchards of Great Britain cover 210,000
America raised 396,132,000 oushels of wheat
Male attendants at English lunatic asylums
receive 8100 a year.
The "postage-stamp language" Is much used
by sentimental people.
Greek and Koman virgins prayed to For
tuna for a good husband.
In the British navy the annual cost of
maintaining a man is 81.000.
Hollana Is the land ot f.atness, windmills,
dykes, canals, and cheese.
Vintage In France was more abundant last
year than for many seasons.
A bald eazle carried off a bottle of hair re
storer from Terry v ille, Pa.
The first of the great English derby races
was run Thursday, Jiay i, 17E0.
Tbe shako, or soldier's hat, is almost a
thing of tho post in tho French army.
Rev. C M. Green, Methodist, bos been ap
pointed whisky gauger at Peoria.
A big glacier has formed in the Eooky
mountains, near St. Mary's river, Mont.
The writing of "popular songs" is more
profitable In this country than any other.
Because a neighbor called him Breckin
ridge a Kansas man asks 85,090 damages.
over and place the money in your hands. He
has promised mo and a great burden Is lifted
from my heart. My dear, my only ton, I cannot
see to write more. You will b alnelntbe
world, but I commend you to thclccpiuzotUod.
May he comfort and help you to bo strong and
do right A klb3 and cood-07. Your devoted
and heart-broken Motueil"
Witn n face which seems to have suddenly
grown old, Dangerfleld sits at the table, gaz
ing flxedly at the lctfr. His mother dead
nis Kind, patient raotLcr. wnos? only laalt
was bcr over-ton Jns for him! He could not
believe it Oh, to live the past over again
For an hour ho s'.U therj; then, with a look
of sudden determination, ho rises to bis feot
"I must leave hero at once!" ho says. "It
Is not too late. I may yet redeem the past
Mother, mother, your prajors shall be an
swered!" Ho glances about him. HU companions
are sleeping soundly, oblirious ot what Is
transpiring. The sight seems to bring to his
thonghts another aspect of hU misfortune
"I hnve shared my fortune with them," he
mutters, "given them thousands which right
fully were my own. Shall I acquaint them
with my story, furnishing proof of its truth?
No the money may help them to lead honest
lives, in spite of Jake's words. They have
risked whnt I hare risked, braved dangers as
I bavo braved thorn. We have shared the
spoils as wo shored the dangers, equally. The
money is theirs."
Tho-nveIope addre3sed to him has fallen ,
from his nerveless grasp to tho floor of rock
beneath his feet He gathers up the letter
and othor documents without further exami
nation and hastily thrust3 tbem into his
pocket Then, with en expwsslon of un
speakable sadness upon his face, be casts a
last lingering look about him, dons his hat,
and quits the cave.
The pure mountain air cools his aching
head and seems to revive his drooping spirits,
but his steD Is as the stop ot an intoxicated
man. With little difficulty he finds his
horse, and in a moment he has adjusted the
saddle and bridle; then, in the gray light that
heralds the break ot day, he mounts the ani
mal and turns his facetothe land of the rising
sun. Charles H. Coons in WaverlyMagazin
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