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MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, OCTOBER 1, 188G.
JOHN HALL'S NOTES ON THE
SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON.
Lcsson 1 "f tho Iiilcriinlliiiinl Scrles for
StUHtny, Oct. 3 (lolilon Text, "Tlie Smi
of Man Is Iti'tniyi'il Intci tlio Ilumls nf
Slnncrs" I.usson Text, Jiilni xtlll, 1 -1 1 .
Lntoly tho French republic drove ''tlio
prinees'' front French soil, fearing tlint tlicy,
by creatlng partles of followers iu fnvor of n
monarchy, misht destroy tlio f,r'vernment as
It is liow. DilVorent opinlons woro liclil ns to
tlic wisdom of tlio stcp; but when one of thcni
pubVsUed n protest stnting his views, mntiy
who hnd doubted tlio wisdoin of tlio expul
sionsnid: "Tho natlon wns rif;lit ; lnspnrting
words sliow his biul spirit." Tlio prince of
peneo is i-ejected by hls own nnd given over
to dcnth, but nover (lld lils clinrncter nppcar
so wonderful nnd gloriotis ns in tho cloing
scenes on which ve now enter nnd coiitlnue
tlll tho eiul of chnpter 10. His benring con-
queral suspicion, ovcn ns in dying lio con
He lmd tnuclit 1ns disciples ns to wbnt they
pliould bo nnd do when lio lof t tliem, nnd
prayed with nnd for tliom. Now tbe distinct
pussive pnrt of liis work bogins.
V. 1. Tho uppor room is qiiitted. Ledron
was n roolc or winter tnn-ent running turnugn
tho vnlloy tlmt lay enst of Jerusalem. (John
is thought to use tho word "brook'' or winter
sti'oam ns nn object in hnrmony with tho sor
rows and stienm of trinls now beginning.)
David onco crossed thls "brook" in deep grief
(see II Snnu xv, SJ). Tho son of David is
now puraiiod by thoso who should have beon
his friunds. His disriples nro taken nlong
thnt tlioy may witness his demennor, lenrn
from his henring nnd linve thoir eharacters
triod and dovolopod. Down from tho templo
liill, by n road wiuding over tho steop, ncross
the stream whoso waters, it is said, wero
dnrkenod by tlio blood of the sacriflces, prob
nbly insilriico, went tho little band, on to tho
orchnrd in which olives were cultivnted, and
in n jinrt of which, shnded nnd rotired prob
ably, it wns possiblo to ongngo in quiet
prayer, "Ho tntered" the leader ns else
wliere. Here wns tlio seene of the ngony
which John knew had nlrendy becn dc-cribod
by tho othor evnngelists, so ho doos not repeat
tho narrntive. Ho is bent on showing more
particularly thnt the "Word wns God" (John
i, 1 nnd ix, 30-31.)
V. It is mentioned thnt Judns knew the
plnco. Jesus havlng often gono thoro with his
disciples. This is inoant to sliow thnt tliero
wns no nttempt nt eoncenlment on tho Sav
ionr's pnrt Tho hour wns comc. (Seo Acts
2, xxiii.) If it liu asked, w hy nrrance to mnko
Jesus n prioner here. inti ad of in tho touiple
oron tho steop? tlio nnswor i thnt a riot
mlght have boon tho reult of an nrrost in tho
presence of a niultitudo. "They teai-od tho
jieople." In lnany other cnses of ersons in
fnvor with tho publio, tho nrrost has been so
nrrangul as to avoid puhlieity.
V 3. Now nnotlior company travels tho
same road. The Hoinan nuthorities hnvc no
doubt had au oxaggoratod ncoount given of
the diinger from tliis rivnl to Cn-sar, and n
"band" or oohort the tenthpartof nlegion, as
wo would say, a ''eom)any" is sent. Accom
panyin themniv the 'oilicerv" of the Jewi-.li
autliorities to represent the proseeutors of
C'hnvt nnd we tliat tho arn-st wns rightly
innde. In .ets xxiii, '1, we have a similnr
niilitnry arrnngeinent. Tho jiarty is pro
vided with lantorns and toivhes on tho ns,
Eiuinpti'iu that Jesus may hide niiiong tho
V 4. All this is explanatory of the situa
tion set out iu v 1. Jesus "nent forth"
tliero is no toueenliuont or nttempt to ilee
pre-.ented Hinwlf, received tho treaehorous
kis of Judns, ideiitifying Hiin to tho band ns
renoi-teil bv Jlatthow aml Mni'k. Ile asks
whoni tlioy seek. He nienns to sliow that He
is not attempting ilight or eoneeahnent.
V. o. Like nion ued to order-. they reiily
ns thev wero doubtloss tolil. The words "of
Nnzni'cth" would reprosont to tliem His low-
linoss or His bolongiug to tho di-.contentod
Gnlileans. Judas, wenro told, wus standing
by, reirconting here the eninity of man nnd
of Sntan against the Holy Ouo'of (Jod. Tlio
powerlessness of this mnlieo is shown by tho
effeet of our Lonl's enlm nvowal a.s wo hnve
V. 0. Here is a type of Christ's ultimnti'
triumpli over nll opposition. l'owei'less ns
wero the deillors of the temple before Jesus,
theso aNo, overawed and overpowered by an
lndes. ribablu power felt to bo in Him, ro-treati-d
nnd fell to tho ground. As soon ns
they recovered theinselves Ho
(V. Ti again n.sks: "Whom seek ye!" Tho
same reply is giveii, with toldier-liko obedi
enee to instriietions. Thon He, in n wny
churnctcristie of Him, sets Himself forth ns
tho Ono to lw taken, to tho shutting out of the
diciples. T ey are not to lie treattsl ns Ho
is. He is to trend "the winepress alone."
"Iet tliem go their wny," nnd this, John tells
us, wns in harniony witli His words uttered
liefore in John xvii, 12. There, indeod, Ho
thought of cterunl loss; but nll evil seems ono
to His holy eye, just ns all things work to
gether for gooil to His friends. Oodlinevs is
jn-ofltublo for nll things safety of tho wholo
ninu is seeured in tho way of obedienee. Jisus
thinks of sueli things as they afreet His dis
ciples. They had little enough cournge when
free. How would it havo l-en had they been
seizedi l'robably on this seeond nvowal of
Jesus, the servnnt of the high priest, with
more zc-al than tho soldiers, nnd liont on ear
rying out his master's will, approached Jesus.
This led to
(V 101 the rash nct of Siuiou, who had n
eertnin liardness in him, ns tho namo I'oter
indioatwl, nnd who drew the sword ho hnd
nnd out olf tho right enr of ono wlioso namo
is only lnentioiiwl by John, nnd whoso heal
ing bv C'lirit is nieiitioned only by I.uko tlio
phy- Han Luko xxii, .11). Joliu is hastening
ou ti "t'ie linur." Tlio teneher will recall
"Htrt are two swords" in I.uke xxii, iW,
KislieriiK n were not coinmonly urnu-d.
V 11. Jesus diseournges the opposition. It
wnsusiless. It wns against his puroe. IIo
wns "going forth" to tho finnl work of suffer
ing nnd so saving. This is tlio lx-ginning of
the bitter drauglit, but it U tho mp his
Father, for good reasons, puts iuto his hands
shnll ho not drink it( As ho prayed hoaeta.
Seo Jlnlt xxvi, ii'.l So itisin all truo prnyer.
The suppliant moves in tho diroction of his
V. li. Even the show of opposition is now
nithdrawii. Jesus is arrested nnd bound. It
is plain that notliing is to Ijo feared from tho
disciples. So they
(V. 13) cnrry out orders nnd bring Jesus lio
fore tho autliorities. Tho other evangelists
content thenwlvcs with referriug to Cnia
phas, but John puts in the nppearaneo lieforo
Annns flnt. Ho wns older tlinn Caiaphns,
had far more iulluuuce, nnd it is folt to 1 a
good thing to hnvo the weight of his nnmo
nnd nuthority Hgainst Christ. Annas was not
ncting high priest Wo know how men nro
i-nlled "judgo" who are no longer in olllce.
Changes wero often and suddonly niado in
this oillco by Homan rulers, nnd sonietim. s a
man who hnd tho conildenee of tho peoplo
as treattsl by tliem as if in oillco still,
though anothor wns in his plaee.
Tho presuuiption would lo that Annas and
Caiaphas, his sou-in luw, would lw of the
fenmo inind, f-r it was Cninpbiiswho had said,
with more wisdom in his words nnd niors
rtatement of fnet than ho undeitood, thnt it
wni cxpeillcnt, tne-o polite, bc:t T, that one
m i.i Jcfus sIkjui ; lcr-o liis iue uinn n.o
'..olo peo;ilc tonie utnli'r tlie ltriman nnger,
l'.o wns ii Kadditiw, hu.i ;hty, sell-willed nnd
d 'ti - He wns l.i ol'.ieo lnr eightiH-n yeai-s,
nii j i)osdilv toino of the chnngos thcn oo-
curring, for llvo nnd twenty high priests nro
roorted in the eentury befoiM Jerusnlem fell.
Sundny School AVorld.
A MOUNTAIN KOMANCE.
Tliey wero Bumnicring in tho Santa
Cruz motilitnins, Uie most dolightful
plnco in tho most dolightful stnto in the
Union. Tlie dnys were long, but full of
tho interest thnt extonded rnmblos and
sylvan discoveries confer, A flne
stream, in which one could wndo or
bathe to heart's content, kept up ita
ceaseles conversation. like tlio hum of
nenr nnd far voices. How beautiful in
tho enrly morning wns tlie light falling
on tho ranks of ginnt redwoods; nnd
surely thero nover wns a bluer,
purer 6ky than that bent above it alll
Amy Desnrt, book in hand, sauntered
down a leafy path, on which fuint rays
of light from the far sky sifted down
through the redwoods odorous branches,
glinted on their scarred trunks, nnd fell
like silver arrows into the rich shado of
tho forest. Tho book slio carriod was a
pretext. Tho day was for dreaming, and
what printed pago could charm tho oye,
when thero woro a thousand distractions
tempting the curiosity and chnllenging
tho ndmiration of a healthy nature? If
a bumbling beo, a vagrant bird, a cluiup
of yellow violets, or a broad "goldon
back" wero nnough to speak to a pootic
soul, or charm an nrtist's eyo, who could
tire of watching tho grander beatitios of
a redwood forest, or weary of the sud
den glimpses through opened Ixnighs of
the subliino bluo mountains? So a book
was quite a ttseless thing to Miss Amy
Desart, but at tho samo time her
Slio was aroused from her lazy dream
ing by a loud halloo. Indeed, she was
not imiiiediatcly aroused, for tho hal
looing had been going on for iniite a
rospectable length of timo huti.ro her
drowsy consciotisness stirred to the cf
fect of something unusunl; for hallou
ing, save for owls, was by no luoans
common in those silent depths. Onco
aroused from her summery stupor, sho
listened with growing interest,
Tho calls continued at intervals, jiatis
ing, seemingly in expectation or hopo
of some reply. Miss Desart concluded,
ns she heard no responsivo halloo from
nnj- other part of tho forest, that tho
call was from some one lost in tho wil
derne3s. As soon as her half somnolent
brnin had formed this conclusion, her
voico took up tho idea, and when nn
other desperateand fnr away shout camo
to her ear, sho answered with a niusical
call from her vigorous young lungs, at
the samo timo going in tho evident di
roction of tho sound.
Sho was henrd, for a resionsivo call
came in slightly louder tones, so sho
know that, whoevor it was, ho was ap
proaching her voice. Making a trumpet
of her hands, she cried, "Lost?"
Tho answer camo quite distinctly, ovi
dently trumpeted in the samo manner,
Sho lost all her languor. Hero was
something of lively interest to occupy
her time. "Who aro you?" she called.
"John Westwood," camo the answer,
"Of San Francisco," he continued.
Unhesitatingly slioplunged into thuun
dergrowth nnd trnckless wayof tho woods,
ner guiue tlio voice, wincli kept up a
rather one-sided conversation if that
can be called a conversation as sho only
answered occatdonally to show him that
she was coining. Sho had no fear of
being lost herself, for sho had, timo and
again, roamed in tho deepestnnd wildest
parts of the forest, which was full of
landmarks for her.
Out hunting-and-lost-my-way," camo
slowly and detachedly to her ears.
She stoppcd and said to herself :
a mind to leavo him to his fato,
idea of desecrating this sacred
with a Bhotpgun 1"
However, sho proceeded to tho rescue,
detormining to give 3Ir. John Westwood
a caustic pieco of her mind, when onco
she had discovered him. (It is safe to
say hero, in parenthosis, that sho forgot
her cruel intention long before sho camo
up to him.) She picked and crashed her
way through tho bushes for a milo, it
seemod to hor, but distancos are decep
tive when you have to work your way.
At last, he, waiting, gavo a halloo
which sounded absurdly loud, when
right on tho heels of it tho bushes parted,
and a radiant wood-nymph, to bo sure,
in a becoming costume of bull lawn,
the soft, looso draperies of which sho
had caught up to protect them from tho
brnmbles, revealing thereby tho stiff om
broidered ruilles of an immaculato skirt,
and faultless foet shod in neat French
walking boots. Hut her cheeks wero
flushed, her vfcs wero dazzling, and a
cloud of shining hair rested lightly on
her white forehead. Her wido hat,
puslieu tar baclc on hor liead by somo
saucy hranch, sorved as a framo to a be
Sho belield a tall young man in
hunter's buckskin, leaning on a riilo.
His brown eyes wero a shado softer than
usual, from their weariness, perhaps.
His faco was clearly cut, and a dark
moustache ndorned his flrm lip.
For moro than a moment they gazed
into each other's oyes, then laughed and
bowed. After thnnking her en
thusiastically, he said: "I had
no idea of compelling a young
to my rescue. I thought it was a boy
who answered me, and fully expected to
soo a 'barofoot boy, with cheeks of tan,'
instead of " ho hesitated,
"You will Beo no barefoot boy9around
here," she said, hastily. "Thero is too
great a fear of rattlesnakes."
"I havo not seon any."
"Maylo not, for they aro not fearfully
prevalent, or I should not bo here. But
onco in a whilo you coino across an ugly
fellow, I always go armed myself," sho
said saucily, producing a tiny, silver
mounted flaak from tho deptlis of a ca
It was but a glimpse of the flask he
caught, for sho plunged it back impa
tiently, as if bhe resented tho inipulso of
"If you will follow mo ," she said
"With nll my heart. Ilove tho woods,
but begnn to feel I should nover get out
of this. I havo lieen wandering about,
sceking a path which I could follow any
where for six mortal hours.
"It's easy enough when you know the
"Ah, but every one isn't a dryad."
"No. I'm espocially engaged for tho
summer in that capacity," sho said,
airily acknowdeding hismeaning. "When
I'm at honie," sho continued, thinkiug
previous confidenco called for a like ro
turn, "1'in Miss Amy Desart, of well,
averything in genernl. We'ro nomads."
"I'm most happy, Miss Desart," ho bo
gan in the stiil manner soino peoplo
adopt when acknowledging an introduo
tion, "to find in you anangel unawaros,"
ho concluded with regained easo. "And
nnd," ho went on mischiovously, "I
think I was bitten by a rattlesnako somo
timo this morning."
Sho tumed in alarm and met his eyes,
in which ho could not repress a twinklo.
"Why,you said you hadn't seen any."
"I didn't seo ono, but I'm suro 1 must
havo heard a good many, and ono could
easily bito me and I not pay much at
tention to it, you know, in my per
plexity," Sho regarded him carefully, felt
suro that ho wa3 a gontlo
man, and saw bosides the
mischicf in his eyes a great exhaustion,
that brought out the silver ilask without
"I camo oit at 4 this morning, without
any breakfast," and ono could seo his
weariness waa real. "You know," he
added, excusing himself, "I expected to
bo back nt tho hotel by 0 with a dcer
"You aro staving atF ?" sho asked.
F was a villaco on tho lino of the
railway, about a milo distant.
"I havo been thero for tho last week,
but intend to return to tho city to-mor-
row, l supposo you can sliow mo tne
way to F i"
"Oh, yes. I am so glad it was full,"
sho caid irrelevantly, a'i ho returned her
tho empty ilask. ""You muit havo been
very faint. Wo are nearly to tho pathj
iiu Miss If-oart's compliments, and will
Mr. John Westwood deign to partake of
an informal lunch nt Hepsidam?"
"Mr. John Westwood accepts with
due informality, not to say that
ho junips at tho chanco. But
where and what in tho
of tho redwoods is Hepsidam?"
"Hepsidam as the namo signifies is
'a placo in tho wildernoss,' rented during I
the summer moiiths to campers for a i
small htipend. Wo have been down
evcry sunnner for threo years. But '
hero wo are."
Ho steppod out on tho path and stood
besido her. How fragrant nnd cool the
woods wero. Tho broad, leafy path
mado one sigh with pity for thoso whc 1
wero bound to tread tho stiiling streets I
of tho city. They soon reached tho cot
tage, which was not far from where
they struck tho path. It was an idyllic
repast that awaited them. Mrs. Dosart
waa as lovely and cordial as her daugh
ter, and Mr. Desart was full of bonhoni
mio and unconcealed delight, at meeting
any ono so recently from tho city.
"I wish I had had tho good luck to
loso myself in this vicinity a week ngo,"
said Westwood, regretfully, as ho was
taking his departure, considerably later
in the nfternoon.
"Well, you can ilnd your way here
easily now, nnd wo shall bo glad to soo
you at any timo," said paterfnmilias,
"Thank you for your kindness, but my
vacation ends to-niorrow," ho Bighed.
They all joinod him on his walk hotel
ward, to mako suro of his taking the
right turns and angles which woro to
tako him to F , and it seenied to him
that Amy was oven moro beautiful in
tho tender twilight than before. They
parted from him as warmly as from an
old friend, with cordial hand shakes all
around, and Mr. Desart told him to run
down any Sunday when ho wanted a
breath of tho redwoods an invitation
cordially seconded by Mrs. Desart, and
shyly by Ainy. They stood and watched
him till he reachod a bond in tho road,
where ho tumed and waved his handker
chief, at which threo haudkorchiofs flut
tered in response, then tho bend in tho
road hid him from sight. They tumed
back on tho path with rather a lonesomo
feehng, for this bnght young follow,
whom they had not known a dozon hours
before, had proved such a jolly comrado
for tho few hours of their acquaintanco,
that thoy honestlyregrettod his doparturo.
And though thoy would havo disclaimed
indignantly, and with truth, any sug
gestion that they had suffered onnui bo
fore his aiipearanco, still thoy began to
look forward to the possiblo Sunday
when ho would como again. They
might havo had visitors in abundanco,
of courso. But, though not by any
nieans sellish people, thoy woro still not
gregarious to any oxtent.
Their unsocial instincts were probably
duo to their fondness for traveling, and
tho easo with which they had always
been ablo to gratify that fondness. Amy,
in fact, could hardly havo. told which
was hor own country. Sho was as
familiar with France nnd Germany as
America, and Scotland sho has always
loved. But sinco thoy had discovered
tlio redwoods ot Uaiiloruia, slio waa in
spired by their grnndeur to quito a
strong patriotism, for, though cosmo
politan bred, sho was California born.
Tho noxt Sunday, John Westwood
could hardly conquer his desiro to
visit his new frionds. But ho
felt that it would bo bottor taato to
let ono Sunday elapse botween his
visits, He was not very much expected,
to lio sure, a9 thoy did not look for him
before two or three weeks. But in that
week, Mr. Desart recoived a telogram
that domanded his immediato presenco
In New York. And in a few days this
family, always propared for such emer
gencies, wero on their eastward way.
Mr. Desart, aa politeness denianded,
wrote a noto of explanation and apology
to Mr. Westwood, whose oddress he in
tonded to transcribo from tho San Fran
cisco directory. His intentions wero
good, but when thoy had lof t Now York
and wero far out on the Atlantic, he dis
covered tho still unnddresscd noto in one
of hia many pocltets.
It is tinnpcessary to dwell on tho dis-
appointinent nnd surprise of Mr. West
wood, when in high spirits ho set out on
the woodland path, only to nnd a do
serted honso at tho cnd of it. IIo ro-
peated tho visit at odd intervals during
the rcst of tho summer and fall, but
always with the same result, till he
finally gavo up in despalr, and cnmo
nenr to belioving that ho had nover been
lost in the redwoods, but had fallcn
asloep on nn enchantod hill-sido (as
Grimm's peoplo do) and dreamed tho
It was lato in Septomberof tho follow
ing yoar before John Westwood felt ablo
to tako his annttal vacation from busi
licss carcs. But tho days grow so warm
that ho dotermined to hreak away from
tho hot pavements and ceasoless noiso of
tho city, for a week in tho mountains.
But where? Thero wero mountains
north of him, mountains east of him,
mountains south of him. IIo had only
to choose. Tho mountains to tho north
wero tho Marin county branch of tho
Coast rango, of which Tamalpais is tho
most prominent featuro. But Tamalpais
is visiblo from tho city, so thoy wouldn't
do. Tho samo fmilt nttached to tho
mountains to the east, that risofrom tho
nrid San Joaquin plains. Mount Diablo
was their great feature, and his infernal
majesty waa plainly visiblo from the city.
To tho south were tho Santa Cruz moun
tains, in whoso deptlis his short-lived
romanco of a yoar ngo was enacted. Itis
not strango that ignoring tho charms of
Mendocino redwoods, which necessitatod
a day or two of steamboat travol, and
steeling his heart against Donncr lake
and tlio snowy Sierras (which were
rather far off into tho bargain), ho do-
ciueu to seek tho hracing mountain air
in tho Santa Cruz rango. F was
only a few hours distant from tho city,
and yot tho place was a wild, untrodden
wildorness a wilderness possessing the
great ndvantago of accessibihty. One
hnd only to striko out from tho station
at F in any direction to loso himself
as ho had onco proved in a virgin
and primeval forest.
Ho had no hopo of moeting his quon
dam acquaintances again. If they had
been down at all, he folt suro they had
flown before that. Ho assured himself
that ho would not havo wished to meet
them, for they had treated him Bhab-
bily. It was a most contradictory im-
pulfe, then, that drew him tho veryilrst
day of his arrival past tho redwood
cabin. If ho had hoped for any sign oi
his wili-'o-the-wisp friends, however, he
was disappointed. No sign of life was
about tho place, and ho uvoided it in his
Tho largo streams that flowed through
tho forest wero fumous for trout, and tc
trout-fishing he dovoted himself, aa
oHering fewer opportunities for getting
lost than hunting tho wary deer. Sc.
with rod and lino, a plentiful supply oi
light ltterature, and a sportsinan's lunch
basket well fllled, he would start out fot
IIo was impartial in his choico oi
streams, and often angled in the onc
that ilowed near Hepsidam. IIo choose
that ono to-day, and mado his wav ur
tho stream for a long distanco bj" leaping
from stono to stono, or by walking tho
mighty length of tho redwood trees that
lay, as thoy had fnllen, in and across the
stream in every direction, and by wad
ing with his water-defying boots in the
beautiful smooth stretches of water.
At last ho reached a placo ho judged
favorahlo alike for angling and for read
ing. It was a redwood trunk, soft with
mossy growths, hid among mighty
boulders; and from this shelter his
lino could play on a smooth peb
bly pool that promised lots of trout.
Hero ho ensconsed himself comfortably.
baited his hook, ilung his line out into
tho stream, propjied tho pole up near
at hand (which may bo a scientilic way
to fish, but was quito in tho way of a
lazy young man), stretched himself at
full length on hi.s broad divan, choso the
most conversational novel his pocket
bore, and was soon deep in its pages.
Behind him rose an absolutely perpen
dicular cliiT, many feet in hight, dotted
from top to bottom with waving "five
flngor" ferns. They wero of such dense
and largo growth that no portion of tho
rocky wall was visible, and down
through tho tops of the redwoods hun
dreds of feet above, and over tho living
green curtain, tho sun sent his ilickor
ing rays. Tho trout wero wary, and
gavo him plenty of timo to get inter
ested in his book, which, being a lively
summer novel, causod him soon to for-
get the shyness of tho denizens of tho
stream. So in turning a pago it actod
quite like a shock to his nervous system
when he saw his polo bend, and sud-
denly show symptoms of falling iiead
Iong into the stream. IIo caught it
with the meutal ojaculation, "It must
bo a big ono to pull liko thatl" and
straightway his book was forgotten. Ho
lifted tho polo and carefully began to
draw in tho line, at tho samo time ad
vancing to tho odgo of his nook to seo
An exclamation of pain greeted his
eiiort to tauten his lino, and thero on a
rock in tho brook ho beheld his cntch.
He gaztd in consternation at thesightof
a girl seated on tho rock, and bending
over a rOy baro foot, which boro in the
pink ball of a tiny too a cruel black iish
hook. His eiTort to draw in tho line
must have causod her acuto pain, and
called forth tho moan which smoto on
his ears. Hor liead wns bent, and her
hands were busy trying to draw out the
"This must bo another 'Lorelei,' " lie
thought, "and theso woods aro surely
haunted. 111 bo carried olT by a pixio
Ho hardly knew how to oiTer his ser
vices as ho was ovidently unobsorved,
it was awkward to break tho silence.
But of coursn it was only fair that he
should help this damsel in distress, IIo
wo3 just essaying "Allow me," when she
suddenly roso, without having extractcd
the hook, and attempted the feat of
walking on her heel. Then raising her
eyos, sho saw him helpless and guilty
"You 1" sho cried faintly, and let her
ekirta drop quickly over her feet,
wheroat tho former becnmo as wct as the
You I" ho criod in rnpture: for it was
sho 1 no strango pixio nor Lorelei, but
his dryad of a year ago. "Can you over
forgivo me ?" ho asked in deep contri-
tion. "Let me tako out that wretched
Sho offcred no rcsistanco as ho llfter
hor up on a mossy log, and then deftly
and as gcntiy as possiblo cut out tho
barb, Of courso it was painful, but two
or threo little gasps wero all the sign sho
gave, and thoy cut him to the heart.
Ho toro up his handkerchiof for a stnp
to wrap around tho littlo blooding toe.
And now," lio said, as gayly as ho felt
to bo consistent with a bad conscienco,
fishcrmon always carry their catch
homo, I belive, and you can not walk."
Sho yioldod to this nrrangoment, say-
mg, "It isn't fnr I had just started out
to wado up stream for ferns.
So Paul and Virginia wise, carefully
ovor tho stonos and up tho road ho boro
his sweot burdon, to tho door of Hepsi
dam, whero many explanations wero tho
order of the day.
Mr. Desart gavo him tho long deforrod
lctter, and they all forgavo him for
capturing Amy so cruolly. But at hia
weddmg, somo months later, hoconfided
to his friends at largo that it was tho
flnest catch ho had over made; and nono
who saw his lovely bride questioned tho
statoinent. And Amy declares no ono
can ovor say that sho "angled for a 1ms-
band." K. L. Carnarthen in Overland
Troublo on tlio l'uclflo Slnno.
The topography of no other part of
the world is so adapted to do-
volop dangorous floods and subsequont
periods of wator famine as that of Cali
fornia, whoro the natural conditions aro
destroyed, and tho sheop industry of tho
stato is actively engagod and has been
actively engaged for many years in do
stroying tho balance of powor held by tho
forests upon the water supply. Count
less herds of sheep, cattlc and goats are
drivon every summer up from tho
parched valloya into tho moist mountain
meadows and woods. They have do
voured every blade of grass and stamped
out and gnawed away every bush and
young tree nlong tho whole length of the
Sierras. The reproductivo power of the
forest is thus seriously impaired, if not
Nor is this tho worst feature of tho
situation. Overpasturago of the woods
has destroyed the grasses and the
shrubs, and now for tho purpose of in
creasing or renewiiiK tho supply the
shepherds aro sotting flro to the forests,
which by shading tho ground check tho
growth of herhage. A hundred forest
fircs may now bo seon upon any summor
day from any of tho high California
mountains slowly eating away, what
was onco tho noblest dovelopment of all
forest growths. Tho animals are graz
ing, moreover, and tho lires are burning
upon tho public domain of the United
Statesj nnd thogovornment isinditTurent
to this destruction of property or unable
to provent it. New ork Sun.
Tlio Tmub of Itollvar.
In tho pantheon in Caracas, in the
north edge and overlooking tho city, the
remams of Bohvar roposo, surroundod
by thoso of othera worthy of such honor.
tiis mortal part ues under a high mar
blo cenotaph, crowned with his marble
bust, a fine pieco of the sculptor's art,
isouvar was born tn Uaracas. lio was
rich. Ho had slavos. He emancipated
fully his bondsmen, risked and lost his
riches, won the independence of five
great states of South America Vene
zuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and
Peru and died at last in exile, poor, al
most friendless, and was buried in i
sliirt borrowed from a British merchant
named Cage, tho father of the present
British vice consul at Laguayra. i et,
as a general he was superior to any
of our own revolution, nnd as a pa-
triot not inferior to Washington. But
he probably lacked in stnterm inship
and bo fell a victim to tho aspirations of
others and to the turbulcnt pohtical
movemonts ot ms time. uis wiiole ex
amplo and his deeds are worthy of the
high admiration and honor of our own
peoplo as well as those of South Amer
ica. Chicago Nows.
Sleep with the Ilend Lawer.
A French physician, having tested his
theory, advocates sleeping with the head
lower than tlie feet. Ho slept that way
for four years, and finds that his neck is
nearly two nichos larger owing to the
swelling of the thyroid gland. He says
in this way tho brain receives a moro
plentiful blood supply, and is conso
quently better nourished, while there is
no danger of so much blood passing to
tho cerebral structuro as to causo con
gostion. This danger is obviated by the
enlaigement of the thyroid gland, which
holds back a certain portion of tho blood
in its dilated vessels, nnd which also act3
as a regulator of tho cerebral circulation
by exerting pressuro upon the carotids,
and thusdiininishiiig their calibre. Now
Tbe German Iluusehulit,
The German household moves easily.
No bread is baited at home, nnd tlio
washing is sent out. Every meniber of
the family goes out for a daily walk;
and if you ask tho distanco to a neigh
boring villnge, nobody knows the answer
in miles. "It is a two hours' walk, or a
threo hours'," you aro told.
There is nowhere tho noiso, the rush,
the stir thnt one finds in American cities;
things niovo quietly. There are no ilar
ing advertisements, no ilaming placards,
no signs reaching across the pavement,
no goods obatructing the Bidewalk,
Stuttgnrt Cor. Courier-Journal.
Of 103 rovolutions in Europo tho
months of June and July have tho larg
est share, November and January tho
There are thoughts, liko wounds, from
which thero is no recovery. Balzac,
A petroloum epring
covered in France.
has been dis-
Society does not
want noble souls.
Tho Mot Successlul l'KKI'A lti;t) FOOIl
FOR NEW-BORN INTANTS.
It mny be uod with conllilotice. when tlie
mothor Is uiialile to iuu-se tlie eliilil, as n saie
nnil niituriil suhstltuto for iiiolln r's milk.
Tho BEST FOOD to bo usod in
connoction with Partial Nursing.
No other food answers o pei leetly In such
naies. It enu-.es no iHstiirbaiuo of uigcstion
cnd will bo rellshed by tlio eliilil.
A Suro PREVENTIVE and CURE
for CHOLERA INFANTUM.
l!y the uso ol this pretllgenlett nnil easily ns.
slinllated I'ood, fiital resultM In tlils iliemlcd
dlseaso oan bo surely preveiited.
A Porfoct Nutriont for Invalids
in oithor Chronio or Acuto Casos.
llundreils of plij-slclniis tO"tlfy to Its great
vnlue. It will bo letnliied hen even llnio
wnler nnd lnilk Is l eli-cted li.v tlio Ktoinncli.
In ttniiii(i, nnd In nll wnting dl-easos It lias
proved tlio inot niiti ltlousiiiid palntalile, nnd
nt tlie siiiiiu time tlie most ceonomleiil ot
Foods. For nn lnlant muy lie mado
150 Moals for $1.00.
Sold by DniKgists i"ic., ruc., $1.00.
CS-A valimble iiamplili-t cntltled "Jledlcnl
Oiliiioiisoii tlie Nutrltion ol' hifauts nnd ln
valld"," sent fiee on npiilleatlon. 21
WCU.S ItlCIIAHIlsO.V .t C)., Illtlllllgtotl, Vt.
To the Public.
T1IK UNDKltSIGNKI) HAS Ol'ENKI) A
latelv oeeunled toi- the same imiii' by A. 1!.
C'olby. I will keep eon-tantly on hand everv
tlilnw ieiiili ed In a Ili -t-elassnmrket, and will
11 at lu ieos
than hnvo prevallod befoie. I have eonsti
tuted a mv ngent to eondnet tlie i-ntlie bui-ne-s
.lAt'Oll sl'KYKl!, a biier and biitelier
ol larj-'O e.lieiieiieeanil -klll.wliowill supply
yom- wnnts In my ub-oncc.
Mlddlelmry. Vt., .Iuly 21, lsi.
I IIAVK I.KA-KI) TIIH MAIIKKT, IN' TIIK
SMITH & SHELDON BLOCK,
AND SIIAI.l. Ki:i:i ON HAND
Fresli M Salt Meats
OT I.I. Ki.VDS.
Fresh and Salt Fish
Vegetables in their Season.
I sliall buy tlio bet that ean bo liad nnd sell
at li-iisoiiable prlc es. (,lve mo :i eall. All or.
ders. promptly lllled nnd ileliveied.
W. M. Cl S1IMAN.
Middlebni-y, Vt., Amr. ln, J l. :ll;tf
Popular Perfect Furnaces.
Theso iiowerfiil tnriiaees have linil tho most
extenslvo salo lor years jmt ol any lieatinn
Furnaces ever known. Tlie rensons nro
They are extremely powertul, uas niid ilut
tlKht easily inanai,'eil, tlioroiiKlily emoieut
eeo. oinleal in luel, with featiues forsnviiis
luel and labor not loimd in others.
A llist-elass powortnl tuinaeo means
tiood liealth nnd u warin houso.
RICHARDSON & BOYNTON 00..
Mlr. -IU & ilt W'nter N. V.
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