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JSTo. 41. J
MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, OCTOBER 8, 1886.
JESUS BEFOHE 1'ILATli.
DR. JOHN HALL'S NOTES ON THE
SUNDAY SCHOOL UES30N.
LcsAnii II nf tlie Intcriiutlonnl Serles fnr
.Siinriny, Oct. 1(1 Oolilrn Text: "I rlml
In IIIiii nii Fnultt" Jnlin xvlll, 38. I.es
ixiii Text, .lolui xvlll, '4H-IO.
Tlio )Miiils inny le romlnded tlint our
Saviour went through threo fonns of trlnl:
lieforo tho cliief priest lu a sort of secrct ses
sinn (v. 13 nml v, SJ I) ; in ojien court, for form's
snke, Ix'fovo l'ilnto; nml bofore llerod (Luko
xxiii, 7-1U). They mny linvo it oxplnlned to
tbem tlint tlio cliief priojts oonduoted tho Jew
hi trial, nml on roll?Ioiisnndohurchgrounds;
the Honinti governor nnd llerod linil ohnrges
of n civil klml tirouglit beforo them ngnlnst
Jesus, ni tho only grounds on which Chrlst's
eneniies could hoio for his donth. Tlio Jews
hml not, of course, tlio power of lifo nnil
denth in tlielr linnds. It Is of tho trlnl lieforo
l'ilnto e nro now to study tlio detalls.
Joseph Calap'.ias, iir Josephus cnlls him, is
nnmod ns lii'h priost liy Mntthow, Luko nml
John, nml njnin in Acts iv, 0. He hold oilW
durine tlio wholo timo of I'ontius l'ilnto, Imt
wns nftorwnrds deposod. Ilo inarried tlio
dnuKhter of Annns. Tlio proso"titors of Jo us
lost no timo. "Knriy"' In tlio morning they
led him into the judgmcnt hnll, for tlio ltnninn
proeurntor must give sontonco. Tlio illustrn
tion they give licro of bcini; scrupulnus nliont
rites w!.ilr bent on viornl wrong lins hocii
often noticod. fio lnnny nion koep np tlio
form of rclfginn whilo cnrrying on iitijntt.
dUlioncst or violent proceediiigs. Fanntiolsm
nnd horriblc mjustire nnd cruolfy otton went
toeether in tlio middlo ngos. Tlio oonrt or
pnlnce, or pretorinni, wns oonntoil liy tlieni n
dfllill4 plnoe, lioiim n Gontllo dwplling; sn
thoy lemnlned nt tlio door, nnd tlio Honinn
judtfo lmd to go to tlio door to lionr tlioir
ihnrges. It wns, likely, n pnrt of tlio ciistlo
of Antonin. So common wero poptilar ills
turunncesnt thopassovertiniethntthn Knmnn
ruler wns wont to como to koop order It wns
contrnry to Uoninn usnpo for n JiuIko to pro
nounco sentencc in oonrt lieforo 0 o'clook in
the lnnrnin?, nt which timo l'ilnto (.Tolm xix,
13) "snt in the judgmeiit seut." All tlio inoi
dents of onr losj,on occurrcd letwo"n the
cork-erowing nnd tlio sixth liour. Their fonr
ing defilemont bofore eating tho pnssover hns
lieen oounteil n dilllcnlty. If wo nsMime tlint
they hnd beon Interrupted nml ltopt from
their service by Tudns nnd tho pro-eedings of
tho nisht, nnd wkhed to got tlirough with it
liefore tho next dny, nll dilllenlty is roniovod.
They hoped to got Chrkt condeinneil tho
true Passover nnd theii to ent thetypioal:
nnd cven this lattor they com to hnve lecn
kept from, for l'ilnto took timo with the nc
V. l'ilate "nsnt out unto them." It
wns his duty to koop tienee nnd donl proniptly
with c:iv.s. I.ike ninfiUtnitc"; in n timo of
popnlfir riot, ho hml prohahly lwn nt his
pot nll nit;ht. (Sw v. HU qnestion,
" Whnt uc-nsation hrinij yo nnin'-t IhU lnnn !"
tbr v linrdlv expoetod. They IiojkhI tlint their
so-'itnnrv onId lio nitiflcil ns n mntter of
A ioi tlioir reply, "If Ho woro not n ninle
fnotor," oto Thoy did not niean oriWroto
po in ovideiifo in tlio eno, Imt if ihksHiIo to
'.et fci'iit lii-o on their vordiot. Thoy stnnd on
thtir dijnltv. "Is it not enoii'jh tlint wo,
ehiof pritf, etc, toll yon Ho in malofnc-torf-'
II" took it for Rrnntod itwnsn lneri'
di-puto nliont somo Jowii lvllKiouf mntter.
Ile licld thoni ni.il tlrir rolij;iii in soorn;
wns nrbitrnry nnd Mmiotluios omel. Lil:e
Gnllio, he "onroil for nono of tho"o tliinK","
and lu s;iid ncronlinly,
(V. !1 i "Tnk" him," eto. Jfow they hnvo
to khif t their prounil. Thoy onmiot p;et n -on-tonco
of doith on ''bln'-pliemy" or Chrifs
nii-sMnnic I'lniins. Thoy nm-t brin n politi
cal ohni o, nml thoy lmvo to ivoall tlioir hn
iniHntion iu n nr.tion. Thoy cnnnot Inwfnlly
put nny ono to di nth; thoy lot tlii pnwer in
thoir subji otion to liome. Hnd thoy pos
hOkod this Kiwer, i-toninp: wonld hnvo boon
ChrWs il'iom. Iiut Ilo hnd spoken (John iii,
14, nnd r.ii, S2) of l.cins "liltod up." Tlioir
innbillty to put toileatlunndopood Tlis words
V S3. In his condensing the nnrrntivo John
omiti whnt Luko tells uo (Luko xxiii, '.'), tho
chni'RO forbiddiiiK trilmto to Cii'snr nnd
elaiminE to be hlmeelf king whioh thoy
now ln-iiiK. Honco I'ilnto's questiou, in tho
fonn of which (in tho Ovook) soinoflml n tono
of scorn. "You, n prisoner, in ixivcrty nro
you n klng' Aro you tho king of tho Jewsi"
It is every wny likely tlint Josus boro tho
mnrks of blows nml violenco. The dignity
and self-control of the Snviour npjienr in His
V. 34. "You are n judso, 't for tho vindi
cntion of th'3 innooont nnd tho pimislnnent of
tho piilty, nnd bound to go upon evidence.
Is this clinrge, imiiliod in your iuestiun, on
evidence, or from your own niiml!" It wns
proper tlint tho gnilt of brinfjiiis nucli unjust
chai'Ees should bo brouRht liomo to his er
secutors. V. 33. l'ilnto rcsents tho (inestioii, fpeaks
contemptuou-sly of tho Jews, in tho question
"Am I a Jewf Whnt intcre'.t, he snys in
effoct, hnvo I in this matterl Whnt should I
know nbout it Imt from "thine owii nntion
and chief jinests, eto. ( Whnt is thy eriniof
What hast thou dono to inako them condemn
V. 30. Hero it is that Jeu witnessod his
Kood confession. Ho elaims to be in n truo
sense ii kiiiK, but not in the M-nsct in which
thoy nllogeil. Ho wius not n rivnl of Ca?sar.
If ho ha.l lieen n king "of this world" of the
aeeepted kind ho would hnve trnined his
sorvants to llsht for him. (Ko Mohnmmod
did, nnd nmny unotherl. Hut his kingdom
was not of uu oarthly origin "from henco."
If it hnd b"e-i, lli' ro woi'1 1 hevo liocn resKt
nneo to tho oflircrs. Ilo stopjied nll roi-t-nnco
ivs. 10, lli l'ilnto could ca.sily liarn
that. "Xow" ilrn s not imply that it would
yot lieoomo "of this world." Ho mi'nns "now"
for strong hluteinont of iu. placo nnd natuio.
V. ii A third imestion is put, nnil iu tho
saino splrit: "Art thou n kiiifr, thoni'' It is
in eontomptuou' surpriw, in firook! "A king,
thon that is what thou nrt!" Tho roply is n
little oboure. I-ilato did not my Jesus was a
king. Our Lorl's words mean; "Thou uppli
est tho word kiiig to mo, nnd it is true, but
not in tho senso of this world. I wns liorn
(so he owils his humanlty) nnd I cnmo into
this world (this rofors to pro-oxistcnce and
power) to witnuss to tho truth. Thu is my
royalty " IIow far-renehing is this wordl
Tho truth ns to tho divino naturo, nttributos,
ns to mercy iind hopo for inon, ns to justico
and rijjhteousuets, ns to lovo nnd grnco all
this he camo to witnoss to. Truth inakoa
frw, elovnteii, strengthens.' Tlii is n king's
grnndest work. Ho who witnoss to truth,
os Christ did, mnkes froo, elevntos, ktrength
ens, nnd is to Iw ncwiowledged as u king by
his suvel ones. Soo II Cor. iv, 0, for a pict
ure of ChrNt's witnossing. Our Ixiril ailds
and this is for l'ilate, for (just os he dealt witu
his bctrayer, Underly nnd falthfully), ho i
dealing with him: "Kvcryono that is of tho
truth heareth my voice." H wo be so far in
lluenced by the Bpirit of God as to livo tho
truth, wa shnll recognize Christ's voice as
llen living In rin, lent on wong doing,
with no love for goodness, but flxed lovo for
evil, will not feel kindly to Christ's ine&sage.
Their hearts are closed ugainst it. So it was
with IVate. Ho thought of self, prido, pas-
(V 3-i, Kohosiys, not iu soriousntM, nor
ini. r . n ir ( t in mo kcry, for h w.is c v.i-.-
. -.iiout this f.u but in s i'i' .
V. atUt uth:" Thcio nro t.o lu.uiy .iews,
ono with ono thlug, nnother its uiiositc, of
whnt use Is it to tnlk oftruthl" He mennt
that nhstrnctiftn. nnd discussions of that sort
wero not in his line. He hns many a succes
sor in this wny of thiuklng. Ho ho goos out
to tho Jews and givos his ncquittnl of Jestis,
Ho found no crimo In llini. Josus is vindi
cnted by n Gentilo, when "His own" reject
nnd iioi-socuto Him. Ho Is hnrinloss in l'ilnte's
eyos, when n criniinnl In His own brethren'sl
John probnbly is lod to brlng out this truth
V. 3(1. Thon conus l'ilnte's proposnl to
coniply with tho pnsover custom, nnd, with
out too nloely sottllng liow this "criminnl,"
ns they snld, stood, to rolonso Josus. His Inn
gungo ngnin shims his contompt "tlie King
of tlio Jews." Whother it is for Josus or for
them tho contompt is most folt, wo cnnnot
(V. 4'0 tho prosocutor.s roject the proposnl.
They had "criod out'' lieforo nnd shown tlioir
splrit, though ho iloes not lnontiou it for
mally. Now thov sav "Not this mnn, but
linrnbbns." With coudonsed nvnnlng. Imt
no ii'-olevs InnguiiKo, tho ovangellst shows, In
nnother point of vlew, how doop their dogrn
(lation. Harnbbas, whom they iroferred to
Jpsus, "wns n mbbor." On his stnndliig nnd
chnrnctor sec Jlnrk xv, 7; Luko xxlll, 11'. Ho
was probnbly n foo of tho Hcimaiis. Sundny
PHCEBUS OR CUPID.
A rain of hot lirfit was beating down
on tho baked meadou- and the sure un- j
"""b . " "'
dled besulo the oorn, as if to get tho '
benclit of a narrow strip of ragged I
shaddow, was a crucumber patchl The I
glory of that patch o ,ts much
maligned frui but the fnsky insccts ,
Outof sorrow cometh joy for some
one, noarly a wnys. Tlie sorrow of tho
fnrmor wna tlta in nf fVin onmf iof fn
tlie little poacher on the vine was the
potato-bug, the far-famed Colorado
beotle, Doryphora decem-lineata. Be
sides Doryphora, in the pitiles3 glare of
the sun, knelt Professor Timotheus N.
Jones, assistant stato entomologist,
spectacles on nosa, microscope in hand,
glowing with enthusiasm, pimpled with
Professor Timotheus N. Jones was a
great genius, but even the immaturo
young potatoes in the adjoining tield
must have winked their blind eyes at tlio
man who would kneel in that tempost
of sunshine without a cabbageleaf in his
Ignorance and immntnrity generally
laugh at scionce, but this timo the scien
tist's symptoms ondorsed them. A pain,
about the size of a man's hand, slnpped
the top of tho assistant state entoniolo
gist's liead. Tlio mato to it gavo his di
gestive organs n shake. Then a thrill
went down his spino; then he wns very
warm; then he was chilly; then he felt
taint; after which he did not fool at all.
When Timotheus recovered conscious
ness he was in a cool room. Ho took
cognizanceof its having windows drnped
with muslin curtains. The swaying
motion of these ndornmonts made him
dizzy, so he closed his eyes again.
"Don't spoak," said a voice. "Lie per-fectlj-
cjuiet till tlie doctor comes."
Ho had no intention of speaklng, but
this movod him to immire, "Where
"At my house," said the voice, which
emanated from a comfortable, middle
aged farmeress, who was applying mus
tard plasters to the soles of his feet. "My
son found you over in the cornfield, and
brought you in. He's gone for tho doctor
now. S s hl don't talk. You ain't
"Therel Miss Rose," continued tho
voice, after an interval, "I wouldn't put Timotheus N. Jones.nssistantstatoento
on any moro ice if I was you. Ain't ita I mologist, was a great scientist, a great ge-
mercy the ice-man came yestorday! Ho
so often forgets us country folks. Why
don't Andy como with tho doctor!
S h! don't talk to him. Thero's
nothing so bad for sick peoplo ns to talk
Again the aching eyelids unclosed, and
Profossor Timotheus N. Jones saw, bend
ing ovor him, the most beautiful bloude
lady ho ovor beheld. She lookod as cool
and well-starched as the white dress sho
woro, but what a world of sympathy
was in her heavenly-blue orbs, as sho
bent thoir gozo on the limp nnd prostrate
"Ilo is reviving, Mrs. Loo. I think I
can be of no furthsr sorvice; besides,
there is Mr. Andrew and the doctor.
Poor mamma will be sofrightoned when
sho eees Dootor Oray como in, if I am
not with hor to explain the cause of his
visit," said tho blue-eyed maid.
Sho glided away, and, without any ap
parent reason, Professor Timotheus N,
Jones felt ill-used.
Alas for Timotheus N. I Beforo that
momeiit of fate all womankind had
eeeined to him to be divided into two
clas-jos fat women who kept boarders,
nnd thin women who taught school.
Dull as his brain was, he made an in
stantmeous rosolvo to rovise this cata
logue. This new and perfect sriecimen of a
hithorto unknown species of the genus
mulier, lie learned during his convnles-
cence. was named Rosa Allen. Sho,
with hor invnlid mother, had taken
board for the summer at the farmhouse
of "Widder Lee," parent of tho ood
Professor Timotheus engagod board !
at this agricultural Eden, pro- j
sided over by the "widder." His j
physiciau warned him not to
expose iiimseu unuuiy ro tne uirect rays
of the solar luminary; therefore, as be
hoved an industrious naturalist, he de
cided to sit him down in Mrs. Lee's
parlor and write up a fow hundred pages
from notos already taken on Doryphora
"A chauge was lisped about the
acacias" that lifted their blossoms to the
Farmer Androw Loo was tho man that
lisped it. "Profossor," said that candid
yeoman, one evening, after Miss Rose
had gone up to her mother, "you aro not
a marrying man, aro you?"
The embarrabsed professor stammered
an incoherent reply.
"Just so; I thought so," said the other.
takin tlie answer for granted. "Now I
am, nncl whnt 1 want to ask of you is,
I that, you boing as you are, nml I bcing
ns I tuo, you tnke a back sc.it, nnd givo
me a better chnnce."
"To nh I fear, my frieiul that I (lo
not quito comprohend the true signifi
cance of your last remnrk,"
"I thought I'd mnde it plain enough,"
said the fmnior, sturdily, white a llne
crimson wnvo swept from his massivo
neok to his nnrrow temples. "Wlmt
I mean is juet this: I think Jliss Rosy
is a numbor 1 flguro for n wife, nnd
I know 'most tlint slie likes me;
but you keep up such a bus-r.icket that
I don't get a fair chance to show lier
that I mean business. If you meant
busincss, I'd say u fair field nnd no fa
vors, nnd let the girl toke lier pick, but
as you say you don't (I) I ask of you to
take a back soat. Is it a bargain? All
right! give us your hand on it."
Tlie poor gcntlemnn who had not said
j anything that mlght bo considored
speecn, ieit ins nanu grippea in a ciasp
that brought to his mind the Nuremburg
virgin, and was thon left "a prey to con
Whnt should he do? Wlmt could he
do? His brow grow cold, his apectncles
moist. It soemed such a pity for Jlisa
Rose to nbandon the study of natural
history, just as lier mind was opening to
ita benutios. It would bo an incalcula
blo loss to her. Atid himself he ac
knowledged humbly his obligations. Sho
i,i ,"r.t ; ' i. ' .1
The proft.3sor ,leav'od a 8iRU t
shook all his bones and tissues, and
thrillod his cartiiagea with rheuma.
Almost he resolvod to ignore Andy
Lee-S re then came thebhideous
mind(jrAndy wa3 his benefactor, had
Baved hinli and thoreb the iou3
hlsto of Doryphora decem.lineata, to
the world. ..Troublo on troubl ain on
ae may nave nopca tnat "gazing on
tho pilot stars" would teach him Bome
thing. Bo that as it may, he sat nt his
window looking out on tho night, till
blazing constellation and glittering
binary slipped out of sight, and a hag
gard dawn caine toiling over tho hills.
Truly, this was much wakefulness for
tho iossible loss of one pupil iu ento
mology, a slimpsy girl who was afraid of
gross-hoppers, and had been heard to
wonder, whether Pterophora, with jow
eled eyos, would look well on an opera
If JI iss AUen folt any surprise when
her (juondam teucher passed her by
with an awkward bow and melancholy
smile, as he stolo forth to the cucum
ber patch, sho gave no sign. Sho
made incurbions into shady lines
with the farmer, she accepted his bou
quet of sweet peas and boneset. She
sang "Auld Robin Gray," and "Kitty
Wells" to him, he, meanwhile, wildly
huntin for tho air on an antiquated lid
dlo. She listened with exouiplary inter
cst to his semlitions of "Money Musk"
and "Napjleon Crossing the Alps" on
the aforesoid instrumont. She petted
the colts, sle praised tho calves, sho took
an interest in chicken-farming. The
farmer was radiant, the professor was
Nothing is eternalsava eternal chango.
In the hnll, ono morning, this fair Rose,
blushing liko her dewy name3ake out
side the door, said to tho sad and silent
Timotheus, with beseeching accant and
eyelids meekl dropped:
"Professor Jcnos, I know I am dread
fully stupid, and think you wero quite
right iu stopping our lessons, but won't
you, as it is too warm to continue your
observations to-day, won't you p-l-e-a-s-o
read me another chaptor of your de-
nius; but, bo it known to all men, by these
1 presents, tho superstructure of genius
is generally reared on the same sort of a
I clay foundation that is employed in the
composition of ordinarymen. The scion
, tiilc mind, tlxireforo, was permeated by
an agreeable warrath, diffused from the
, igniferous flattery of this fomale plottor.
The ownor of the sciontific mind tried to
say somothing gallant, and failed; he
made an elfort to answor profoundly,
and failed again. Finally he contented
! himself with the aasortion that he would
' bo "very ploased" to read any number of
j chnpters from "my poor book."
That af tornoon he mado a discovery of
more importance than any accredited to
j Lubbock or Darwin. Miss Rose was in
love, not with the farmer, but with him
i self. He read it in her iunocent eyes,
! ho henrd it in her softly modulated
I voice. Ho was lustonished, embarrassed.
' enraptured; his usually steady scientific
brain reeled. When he arose and went
, to his room, he felt that it required an
eHort to koop from btaggoring.
Again, ho wntched the night out.
1 From 10 p. m. till m. ho sat and smiled
' so innnely that it is a wonder that the
' dog-star forbore to bark nt liiin. From
12 to 2 n. m. he formulated proposals
i of marriage. From 2 till 3:15, he
pictured himself bringing out his book,
with u prel'ace acknowledging tlie volu
i abl assistunco rendurod by "my wifo."
Tllun llu thought of Andy Lee and he
wns rentorsefut. "When tho grotjt,
, By. "nlit earth lay chill in tho still of
i the lawn. ho wondored if it wero truo,
M 80mo 8ni'1' that the cnro3 of a family
were so uiscraciing as to prevent an ln
vestigator from uttaining the maximum
of success. Then, as the sun cnmo up
like a cohort of radiant seraphim, his
hoad fell ovor on tho window-eill and he
Thnt day Mrs. Allen had what was
known to n large and sympathetio cir
cle of acquaintancos as "one of her bad
spelU." Miss Rose, as a dutiful daugh
ter should, staid upstairs and minis
tered unto her.
Tho assistant Btate entoniologist
had not a spirit thrico dyed in
cruelty, but, on the wliole, he
was not sorry for the allliction of
Allen mero. It gave him more ti'ne fcr
To wed or not to wed a serious ques
tion? He lldgeted around the house for
a season, and, after noon, taking his
microscope and note book, wandered
down tho lane. The. very black black-
lierry vines nnd nlggef-heads (OScar
Wildo simfiowerf), which bordered tho
lines of worm-feti -e teeined to wavo
their long bran.Mieo and shake their
saucy heads lu ilorislon of this too-suc-cessful
lover, w:.u was afraid to take
tlio good tlie jrods pvov.ded. On, on, he
went, past tlie oorn- field, past tho
lodge of cucumbers where dwelt his
chosen bug, into a dnsty road that led to
lown, and a narrow path that ambled
hero nnd there among lush green grassos,
and finally lost itself on tho
bank of a willow-framed brook. Ho
followed the brook to where it twisted
around a little knol crowned with cot
tonwood trees. There he sat down.
Soulil he marry this lovely, loving
girl. or was he honor bound to leave hor
to Lee? Over and over, tho quo3tion
asked itself. she was bo fair, so deli
cate, surely, lifu on a form would be for
her a burden too heavy to bo borne;
and, evidently, it was not Lee sho loved.
His temples throbbed as ho remombered
the look that revealed her girlish soul.
Would it not bo a crimo to allow her to
llins; away her hand wherohcr heartwna
not? He remombered reading of a case
in point, where a gentle, yielding maid,
nd from tho conviction of love unro
ciprocated, had married ono who loved
lier, and died of atropia.
The die was east he must save horl
Djar Rose! dear Mrs. Timotheus N.
Jones in prospectul How she loved him!
how she loved science! Ho should havo
to take a houso and furnish it. And
that would take timo, and, whnt ho had
still less to spare, money. Tiie book
would be interrupted, trip3 about the
country to study the habits of Dory
phora decem-lineata would bo discon
tinued. A cnimpled roseleaf, a yes
a very decided thornl
He began at the beginning and
thought it all over again.
The shadows grew long, tho crickets
came out, the night fell.
He started farmhouseward.
At the hickory trees ho came to a
decision. He would leave all in the
lady's hands. He would put a sup
posititious case, and let her commeuts
guido him. He felt almost positivo
what she would say. Woman, tho
most reliable authorities have stated,
is acroature governed by tho impuLses
of the affections; she particularizes, she
cannot generr.lize on questions of ex-
pediency, and merge the cravings of tho
mdiviUual in the pohty of race-aspira-tions.
He went softly by the window; ho
heard Rose s voice:
Dear Walter, you cannot know how
lonely I have been without you. Only
unty to poor mamma hns made mo en
dure it. I have had no solace but your
letters, no companionship but your
Involuntauly, ho looked in. Wns
that, could that bo Rose? and who was
that handsome stranger with his arm
around her wnist?
Tho spheres soem to be breaking up
tlie stars tunibling ftom tho sky. He
groped nmid chaus for tho front door,
Suddenly n shapo confronted him.
"Say, professor," it said huskily, "I'm
gomg over mto imother county in tho
morning, to look at some hogs, and I
guess I'd better explnin my little joke
oetore l go. 1 nm't after Miss Rose.
She's too finicky fora fanner'swife. I'vo
got my eyo on ono of Pettigrow's girls.
was only challing the othcr night.
got to tlnnking, ye3terdav, I'd as well
explain tho joke or you mightn't see it.
You know you'vo boon sun-struck, and
that makes a fellow kind o' dull and
queer for a white, but you'll right up in
Tho Bhape disappeared, leaving tlie
untiappy lover in a whirl that made the
laws of gravitation visible to the naked
oyo. Was wns ho "kind o' dull and
queer?" Was this rudely shattered dream
of connubial bliss the delirium of coup
Ho could not answer in fact he was
afraid to hazard any guesses. That
night he packed his eiTecta witli treuv
bling hands, and hied away.
From time to timo his symptoms re-
turned in a mild form, but as Andy Loo
had prophesied, he "righted up." After
the night ho looked in tho window, ho
was never dangerously affected, savo
when ho received Mrs. Walter Stacey'3
weddmg canis. Even that paroxysm
passed harinlessly, nnd ho took apensive
satisfaction in sending her a valuable
collection of grosshoppers, originally in
tended for tlio biuithsoman lnstitute.
Julia Scott in Overlund Monthly.
The Jnws (Jlliirtor lu ltoilic.
The Jews' quarter iu Romo will in
week or two's timo bj n thing of tho
past. rrora tho t.anitary point of view
tho demolition of tho Ghetto is no doubt
highly desirabluj but tho traveler soldoni
troubles hiinsolf about the heulth of tho
peoplo whoso streets ho visits, nnd ho
will regrt't that ho willbeono more thoso
picturesquo ruins creeping up besido tho
uiioient monuuients, leaning ngainst tho
gato of Octavius, swarmiug with an nc
tivo and industrious folk who lived, so
to speak, on their doorsteps.
Tho Jows had mado themsolves thero
a sort of second fatherland; their habits,
their traditions. had followed them
theio, and they wero a little town to
themsolves. Tho prosont government
dispossesses them, and givos them wide
streets, and Israel is again dispersed.
Pall Mall Uazette.
Nnllle Grnnt HArturU' L.ife
Tho country will bo glad to learn that
the extravagant stories of the alleged
domestio unhappmess of Mrs. Sartoris,
the daughter of Oon. Grant, and her
cruel treatmeut by her husbaud and his
family, nro altogethor without founda
tion. It is stated on tho authority of tho
Grant family, that her lifo abroad is
cheerful one, and thnt sho is happy in it,
nnd that instead of being ixor ns haa
been alleged, tho senior Sartoris i
wenlthy, nnd is besides thoroughly fon
of his American daughter. Frank
The I))lliK Jnok-Knbblt.
An examiuation of tho cnrcasses of tho
jack-rnbbits which aro dying by thou
sauds in the eastern part of Nevada
shoivs that tho animals nro lllled with
tape-worms. Western Letter.
THE ARTICULATE HkArtT.
You touch the strings an l then the soul
Of sndii"s, wlicre sha lio asloep,
Will wake n .d brni the tears to eyes
Thnt do not often cloud or weop.
I Tonder when I hoar you play vt;j
At twlllght on your vloltn, Trta
If all the thrilllng tones you flnd f ;
Aro liid tlie lnstrument withln;
Or does the muslc of your Ufe
i tnu voice along tho sparkiine strlngs.
And tell Its sccret in tho dusk
To speed away on zephyr wings;
Your henrt is speaklng, for I lioar
A uunl cliord of bliss nnd pain,
A symphony of llfe and death;
It Is lovo's swcetly sad relralo.
Julln Clnrk Cha3e ln Inter Ocenn.
CHIROGRAPHY OF SOME WRITERS.
i:lRir A. Too T. S. Arthur O. 1. It.
Jnnics Kllliu Ilurrltt Wlltlnm Gll-
moro Sluims Coopur Ulckens.
Tho lato Edgar A. Poo was indeed a
strange genius. He has had no Amer
ican imitators. No ono has cndeavorcd
to mutilato tho thoughts ho left hehind
him. His writings read like tho wild
imaginings of a mind diseased. Ho was
bom to misforttmo, nnd the knowledgo
of it east around him the gloom of
melancholy. His chirography is do
cidedly picturesque, and evinces a mind
wild and visionary. It gives evideuco
of indefatigability a quality wliich ho
possesscu in an emment decree. Ho
wrote a largo, sprawling hand, light and
T. S. Arthur won a bnlhant reputa-
tion as a novelist. Ho possessed talcnt,
superior talent, nnd employed it to tho
best ndvantage. He wroto to lnstruct
tho heart and hcad. No one, howover
dull, butarises from a porusal of his tem-
peranco tales a better man. His writing
was carefully studiod, but at times was
G. P. R. James was a voluminouB
writor. For a long poriod his produc-
tions wero cagerlv sought for. His mnn
uscript wns plain, hurriod, of course, but
verj uniform and what tho printors
term good copy.
Elihu Iiurritt, tho learned blacksmith,
seemed to havo possessed a mind as well
tempered as 1ns own anvil. Wo aro m-
debted to him for some sparks from its
creativo power that havo burst mto
never dying fame. His manuscript was
uncouth and irregular, but wonderfully
plam and distinct.
llliam Giliuoro Simms once upon
timo wusstj-led the "Bulwor of America."
He was superior to Lord Htilwer in his
perception of tho graceful, but in beauty
ho was deiicient to a cortain extent. As
a poet ho did well. His greatest thoughts
linger in tho mind liko the recollection
of some gorgeous sunset. His hand-
writing had much shapo and suggested
gracefuhicss and perfect freedom.
Tne autograph of Charles Dickens was
more picturesque than that of any other
author of his timo. It possessed all tho
unique uniforniity of tho old German
text; and as distinctlv legible as it was
graceful. There was a peculiarity in his
stylo that is beyond miitation. Ilo
wrote in a sphere wholly his own. He
spread a i'ew thoughts over a great sur
face of paper, and extonded them to an
The hnndwriting of J. Fennimoro
Coopcr wiis decidedly bad. Of the two
speciinens lying beforo me, ono seems to
have beon written with a steel pen, and
tho other with a quill. I3oth are fright
ful in tho extreino. Yet he possessed a
talent of tho highest order, nnd left n
name imperishable. There is a Btrange
inconsistency between his chirography
nnd his writing. Detroit Free Press.
llablts tif tlie Kmu.
Tho curious case of the emu is de
scribed in a letter from Mr. Alfred Hen
nett, who had an opiortunity of watch
ing the habits of this bird, which was,
during several seasons, successfully bred
by his father in Surrey. Tho hen bird,
says Mr. Dennett, begins to lay about tho
end of October or lieginning of Novem
ber, and as each brood consists of twenty
eggs or more, laid at intorvals of two
days, the process tnkes about six weeks.
Beforo it is completed tho cock bird bo
gins to set. The eggs laid subsequently
aro doposited by tho hon by tho sido
of her niate, who puts out his fixit and
draws them under him. As soon as tho
eggs begin to hatch it is necessary to
isolate the hen, as sho fights furiously
with her mato, and would, to all appear
ance, kill the chicks if sho wero allowed
to get at them, Tho whole of tho tond
ing of the young is perfonned by the
raail bird. Nature.
A Flimlly Meiliclliu Chest.
There is a fortuno awaiting some en
terprising druggist who will get up a
systomof family medioiue chests. They
can bo niudo of all sizes nnd prices. Tlioy
should contain all tho standard reiuedies
for the miuor ills that llesh isheirto, tho
bottles boing lnboled with the English
namo of the drug, and giving explieit
insti tictions as to the sizo and udminis
teriug of tho dozo. Tho nvorago family
nccumulates a largo uuiuber of bottles
during the year, tho rosults of gettiug a
now prescription every timo any ono is
sick. A few doses ure taken, tho pa
tient gets well und tho remainder is a
clear loss, becauso no ono would risk
using tho Biuiio medicine again, boing
ignorant of the fact that tho medicino in
the liottlo is some simplo nnd standard
remedy that no liousehold should be
without. Dr. Conery in Globo-Domo-crat.
The Godn f Aiiclent ltfiliio.
Tho early Christians and fathors of tho
church did not look upon tho heathcn
deities as mero fables und shadows; they
believed that they really existed, but
wero dovils, nnd thoy tnught that tho
gods of Romo and all other nations must
bo utterly ronouncod. Thus Christianity
in ancient Romo camo to be looked on as
dangerous to the oxisting order of things
and to the empire. Boston Budget.
X l'luce fur It.
A man has invented n machine wliich
will make 10,000 revolutions por second.
He ought to flnd a ready sale for it in
Mexico. PhiladelDhia CalL
W Troyal tswiij ji
mhi and Imiiw
COMPANY OF ORWELL, VT.,
OIVoi s for silo Its ili'lii nliiros, HTtirod by Ilenl
Kstnto First Moitpi)os iloposited witli Tnis
Ilobontiii'cs aro lsiu(l lu uuioiints of ovon
liumlreils lor the torm ol llvo yinrs, witli In.
torost ooiiions altiiclioil i!H iililo somi nnnu
nlly, ut First Nutioniil llsmk, Orwell, Vt or
roinmoii lo tno iiolilor ny iirnlt, witnoiit
Caiiltnl, pald tii 150,000
Adilitiinml rcspoiislbllltv of ntock-
Totnl (iuimuitoo Kiiml :im,000
lieforo lnvusttiiK oNowhere, writo forCoin
pany's clrcular oxplalulii!; M'ouiltlos nnd
liictliods ot business.
C. K. JH'SII, Tri asmcr.
i iiavi: m:ai:d tiii m.mskkt, in tiik
SMITH & SHELDON BLOCK,
AM) -UAI.I. Ki:i:l' OS HANI1
Frefiii and Salt Heats
itV .Vl.I, HiMIS.
Fresh and Salt Fish
Vegetables in their Season.
I slmll lmy tlio brt thnt -:m bo had and oll
ut 1'1'ii-oiinlSle prloo. (ilvo iuo n cnll. All or.
dors proniptly llllocl nnil ilolhoioil.
W. M. C'l'xIIMAX.
Middlebury, VI.. Auc. II), lx!. :::l;tt
The Standard Institution.
HOUSE FOR SALE !
Tho two.-tory, Krcneh-root houso on North
1'loiif nnt strcet beloiiKliiK to tho ostnto ot Mrs.
Mary K. Illrclmnl. It is noarly new, well bullt
nml 1 it n very ilesinililo looatlou, cood-sizod
lot. Kor turtlior piirtlculiirs oiKiuiro ot
20;tt I). ItlDKU, Ailmr.
Mlilillobiuv, Vt., May 13, InmS.
Popular Perfect Furnaces.
n.i... . ............. ii...... Ii.nl tlin most
t IH'.ll 1 11 ,111.1.-. ..... ...... - - --
olon.vi' kiIo loryears pai-t ot un noti' "K
riii'iuu'os ovor known Tlio ioiimiiis h
Thov aro otremolv poworlul. t'ns iuul ilust
tiuh't i-iihllv limiiuitod, thormiKlily oillelonl
ooi oiiiicallu luol, with 1'oiUiiros for su iug
tuol nnd lalior not tound ln otliors.
A llit-chif.s poworl'iil tuniaoo 111011116
tiood houltli nnd 11 wiinn houso.
RICHARDSON & BOYNTON GO..
Mlrs. ili .V i'tl Wator t-t., N. Y.
yon s.VI.K 11Y 3'