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JESUS TO M CMJCIFI15I).
DR. JOHN HALL'S NOTES ON THE
SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON.
I.cnii III f llic Ititprnnttiiiinl Serle
for Sunilny, Oct. 17 Onldcn Tcxt, "Tlicn
Kellvorert Ho Ithn Thrroforp I'litn
Tlii'in to lie Cntrlflpit." Lesaon Text,
.lolm In, 1-1(1.
It is projier to rcmlnd tho pupils tlint tho
four cvnngclists each give tho details of that
drcndful moriilng on which Christ wns cmei
fied, in his own wny, not closely rcpenting
one nnotlier. So it occurs tlmt somethings
nre recorded by one, not liy others. This is
nnrural nnd ns it would be in our omi llfe.
We can put thcir narratives together nnd sce
bow I'ilnte sent Jesus to Herod ns n piece of
polite jiolicy. nnd Jesus wns silent liefore Iiim,
how Pilntc's wife wnrned lier Imsbnnd (Mntt.
xxvii, 1H, nnd how the Jews pressed tlio
point tlmt to let ott one who set himself np ns
n rivnl to Ca-snr would put I'ilnte in a bnd
light liefore Cn'snr. Tliis wns thcir strong
point. These nre threo llnos of study w o inny
tnke ns wo seo Jesus in tlic hnnds of sinful
men, Pilate being for the tlmo promlnent.
I'ilnte is, flrst, trying n coniproniiso; this
fails nnd ho is frightened, nnd in tho third
stnge hc yields.
I. The comproniiso. Not ndmitting tlint
Jesus hns ilone nnything worthy of death, he
will prnctically own that he mny havo liroken
Jewish law, nnd nwiy be so fnr punished; so
be "tiok Jesus nnd senurgod him," possibly
thinking that this would atNfy their rnge.
An olTender nliout to bo seourgod wns bound
hy the hnnds to n pot, or sonietlilng flxed,
nnd lienten with cords mmle sltnrp nnd henvy
with lione or lead tasteii"d on them, to the
torture, nnd los of mnch blood, flesh, nnd
even it is nld, nt times tho eyes of the vic
tim. Thedoing of this liy the npprovnl at
lenst of the governor, who was the highest
authority there, emboldened the soldicrs,
who, it is irol)al)1e, resented the idea of nny
king liut Ctoar. Tliey prooecded, ns tho
crael nre npt to do, from bnd to worsc, till
tbo elimnx is ronched with blows. liegin
ning with n mock cro.wn of the priekly shrub
nubk, which is found nround Jerusalem still,
they proceed to robe him in n gnnnent in
imitation of that worn by n king or gen
eral. then they lnnke niock salutes bj-bend-ing
their bodies before Him nnd calling out,
"Hail, King of the Jews!" Then, ns. if tliey
'.veiv bringing Him gift-s in their hands, they
strike Him blowsl I'ilnte tries on the prose
ecutors the efTect of this. He brins Je-.us
out, in obvious sutrering nnd indescrilmble
humiliation, with the crown nnd purple robe
on Him, nnd says in cffitt, "See! 1 hnve
brought Him out thus to you. You ileem
Him guilty. Well, if so "He is punKhed
enougli, nnd I waut yoi to know thnt I llml
no reaon for puttin Him to deatli " Even
hi. lanpiage seems to imply an npcnl to
their pitv "BelioM the man!" He is not
quite di-regnrding their wishes; lmt liesees
no ivason for n sentenee of deatli.
He thmvht he knew nm'h, but he did not
lin'!t'i-t'iiid n!l the cnse. no'- tlie depth of wild
fury t i hi' h womvled rid", revenge nnd
fanatici-m can cnrry thne vvhnni they
'jk AVliatevcr fccling the comni'in
')le had, the "cliief irists nnd ollicciV
inadi them cry out (v. fii fnr his cnicifixion.
Tlny hnve g ne farthcr thnn in refiiMng his
nlense "Uvil men wax woivc." iic is
paitly indignant nnd partly M-ornful: "Take
him youiclvcs and crucify him.'' It is not u
senu i -c on lcn; it is an nngry mo. kcry of
tb lr rr,;e nnd thcir impotence. It is not
uttcrcd by him ns judjre isce v. !'.'.'. i Ho
adds, "I ilnd no fault in him." Then why lct
him be scourgcd and criiclly nifK.'kcd .
V. 7. The Jcws now bring in nnotlier ele
ment: "He made himsdf the Son of Cioil."
(.Sce Ix'V xxiv, 10). Even bad men can be
sujierstiticius, nnd their fenrs can ln playcd
upou. The !deu of somctliing unusual in
Christ niust have H'en raieil nlrcady in I'i
lates mind. The Men of n ''son of Ood"'
would not be foreign to n Homan. If he had
received his wifc's warning now, he mtist
have fclt thu wlram mystery nbout the mat
tcr yet more. He was niore n-rplexcd nnd
alarmcd. Ho went ngnin into the judgment
hnll nnd set nbout cross-qucstioning Chnst;
lmt in vnin (v. !), for (1) I'ilnte ould not
understand, nnd (2) he had nlrendy ilone or
nlloncd grcat and crucl wrong, nnd his nim
now wns not to do whnt wa right, lmt vilint
would Imj sate for himself. He had not the
singlu cye.
V. 10. lle remonstrntes agninst this silencv,
alleging that it was the intcrcst of Jesus to
fpcak to him uho had power to iclcaseor
crucify. liut Jcus had nlrendy spokcn. The
cose wns no stronger agniust Him now thnn
at flrst. If l'ilate found no fault in Him,
was not that enougli? Crucify niter tlmt
nvowal ! Silence was dignilled, just, n projier
protest against the weak and cruel conces
sions of I'ilnte to the pnssions of thu Jews.
V, 11. Jesus now sets him right, nnd ngain
(as Jolm xviii, 34) putstho fault where it lay:
"Tliou couhNt hnve no power," etc. Ho
menns, as hu often said elsehere, if it wero
his Futhcr's will to save him he could haveno
power. It was the Father's ill that he
should drink of this eup; lmt thnt did not lift
responsibility from tho partics. I'ilnte would
be guilty; thoso who pei-seeutel still inore bo,
for they knew more thnn Pilato did. They
wero nominal worshiiers of the God of
Israel, renders of the Scriptures, nppronched
by eoncliHive evidences, hnving the light nnd
yet loving the darkness.
Deeper still is tho impression now mnde on
Pilate's mind, nnd he would fnin (v. I'i) ro
len.se hhn, but n new nrgument is now ut
terod by tho prosecutors : "If thou lct," eto.
This was plausible. It apieiilel to I'ilnte's
fenrs. At this stngo of tbo Homnn rinpiru
corruption was very bnd. A rivnl or an as
pirnnt f ir Pilntc's place could easily makonso
of n rejrt like this to his ruin. Ho was him
self coiihcious of many a chargo that could Ikj
brought against him. Some, in fnct, had
l'en brought Tho phrnso "Ciesnr's fricnd"
had liecomo honornry, nnd was givcn to suc
cessful Homan governors. He probably
hoiioil for it. Old Homan btmplicity had now
vanihcd. Pride, show, plunder, ower and
degrading plensures took its place.
This new nsectof tlio caso Pilnto recog
niznl, Ho knew the hostility of Jews nnd
.Samaritnns to him. Ho saw the passionnto
fury of tho prosocutors of Jesus. His iliplo
macy had failed. He sces nothing for it but
sentenee of denth. Ho hnd "sought" ro
pentedly sfnight the word implies to get the
npproval of the people to his ilesign of spar
ing him and in vain. Ho 3'ields.
V 13. He brought Jesus forth. A tesselnU
el pavement, we lonrn from nuthorities out
side of Bcriituro, wns nlwnys deenusl proper
for a judgment sfat. This is one of a immlier
of interesting unimimrtnnt side points merely
mentioned by the evangelists, but exnctly
hannonizing with what we know of Homnn
usages, so conflrming the truth of tho his
tory. This plnco wns called "tho Pavement"
In Oreek, in Hebrew or Arrnmaio Gnbbntha,
a hill or higli spot of ground.
Tho tlme is notel in v, H, and hns leen the
occasion of much discussion, as it seems to
contradiet the reports of tho evnngelista to
tho eiroct thnt tho Pnssover was tho night le
foro. The word "Pnssover" seems to have
lost its exnct mennlng, nnd to have lieen used
genernlly for tho stny at Jenisalem. A host
of critics take "the Puisover" to inean tho
wlinla pn.slnl Wt, r. i 1 the "p""p' ratlnn"
hire nniii.il the ire)r.rn'.ion for tho 'omlng
&bbath. (S.v. H..lcy'. "Allcgcd Discrcpnn
ci"s of th' Ili' 1".'') It was bout tho sixih
I-. iv. d' eotilin r fo the niethod of ivckonliig
ticie in th.i Oijiel nbout II o'clo 'k.
(V. 15.) Pilntc's conscieuce was ill nt ease,
lmt his polltical interests were tho mainthing
in his mind. Aitgry with himself, ho is
nngry with them too, nnd his nnger nnd scorn
flnil vcnt ngninst tho Jews. Ho snys to them:
"Behold j-our King!" He menns to mock nnd
imult them. Their reply is n rcnewnl of thcir
clamor for His cnicifixion, nnd whcn ho snys
in scorn ngnin: "Slinll I crucify your Kingi"
the very lowest depths to whicli, ns tho rcpre
scntntivcs of n nntion, they could desccnd is
rcachol by them. Onco owned as the Koplo
of Ood, with no king but Jeliovnh, ngnin nnd
ngnin dcllvered from foreign klngs by mnr
velous interpositions of Jel.ovnh, tho nntion
is here, by its rcprccntatlves, dcclnring its
bondnge, nnd that to a foivign nnd n Gentilo
yoke. " We hnve no king but Ca-snr." Tliey
linted Cn?snr much, lmt Jesus more, nnd nro
willing to pnrade thcir bondago to tho former
that they mny get tho latter crucided. Tho
renuncintion of Jesus aml the confession of
subjection to Cn?-ar, Pilato flttingly followa
with tho formal seiitcncedclivering Himunto
them to Iw cruclficil.
W'a may set il) How conscience can Ikj
approachcd. Pilato fclt the purity of Clirist;
he knew tho nbsurdity of Jews profcssing
zenl ngnin.t n rivnl of Cnwnr. He hml wnrn
ing from his wifc, from Jesus nll felt by
him, but ocrruled.
W'o seo how suiiposcd interests can
drown tho voicc of conscience. The mnlii
tlnng hc fcared was standing bndly with
Ca'sar. The right of tho caso ho overlooked
in his dceds, though trying to clenr himself
bj nnshing his hands.
(3) In n sensp Jesus stnnds nt the bnr of tho
sotil of ench of us. It may 1h3 ngninst our in
clinntion, our plensures, our supposed inter
ests, to receivo Him. Wo mnj- mako out n
caso throwing the blame o(T from us, lmt it
will not stnnd. The misery nnd humiliation
to which not only trnilition but history tells
us Pilate cnme is slight compnrcd with tho
moo of etemity for rejccting tho Son of man.
Sundny Sehool W'orld.
A Ducl with an Iudlan.
Gen. Willinni H. Jackson, of Tennes
eee, recently visitcd hi9old-tiino comrnde
and friend, Gen. W. W. Averill, of
cavalry fnme, and the two wero rocount
ing rominiscences of ndventurea ou tho
frontier. Thirty years ago they wero
young lieutenants in a reginient of
mountod riflomen, then serving in New
Mexico.
Averill's reginient was resisting a pro
dntory band of Kiowns. Lieut. Jackson
was in tho combat as Averill's guest.
Averill was a good shot, but was using
a small Colt's revolvor, and a Kiowa
chief with whom he became engaged
did not pay much attention to it,
although twice wounded by it, once in
the side and ngain in tho thigli. In
cocking the pistol for tho third tiine the
spring of tlio lock broke, and, ns they
wero at elose quartcrs. Averill ruslied
upon the Indinn and tried to brain him
with the weapon. Thu cliief seized the
Iieutenant, and a wrestling nmtcli en
sued without any liippodroining. Tliey
became locked togotlier. Tlio Indinn,
with liis left urm around Averill, lield
the lieutenant's right wrist with viso-like
grip of his left haiul, preventing the u-o
of the pistol, wiiilo in turn tho right
hand of the savage, with a knife in its
grasp, was hcld ofr by Averill's left
clutching his wrist. llound and round
they pltniged and twisted and strained
in the life and deatli struggle, thu knifo
rapidly approaeliing nearer and nearer
to Averill's throat, wlr n Jackson, who
had been looking for his friend, found
him in this deadly embrace. As herode
up Averill w;us wondering if that Indinn
would ever tiro out or lauso for breath;
but ho was as strong nnd active ixs a
"young buiralo," whicli was his name.
Tli en he heard Jackson's voice sing out:
"Steady, Averill, I'm going to shootl"
But the Indian heard the voice also,
nnd took good caro to keep Averill's body
between him and the proposed shooter,
Finally, Jackson rodo closo up to tho
pair, and placing the muzzlo of his pis
tol directly ugainst the Indinn's right
arm, iired, breaking tho bent arm both
above and below the elbow. The Indian
coolly dropped to a sitting position and
exclaimed in Mexican-Spanish: "Shoot,
curso you!"
A cowardly Mexican, who had been
liiding near by brought a heavy revolver
to Averill and begged him to kill the
Indian; but Averill replied: "No, he is
a bravo nian, and I would sooner kill
you," New York Sun.
Tho Gaiuo Iluulur In Siuiiiiier.
One of the happiest men in the heat of
sunimer is the gamo dealer. It is truo
his trade is low wlien tho thermometer
is liigh, but the closo proximity of tho
cold room, whicli is usually just under
his shop lloor, keeps him delightfully
cooL It is not suilicient to keep game
on ice; they must be positively frozen,
and a largo free.ing mixturo of ico and
salt is henco necessary, In Europo gamo
isn't considcred wortli cooking until it
is high and almost rotten, lmt hero it
must bo kept frush and sweet, or no ono
will touch it. Tho freezing-room also
serves nn excellent purjioso in enabling
us to keep gamo until it is in beason here
and elsuwhere, Gamo laws in diil'erent
states vary very much, and wo aro ablo
to sellgamo freely at tho seaside whcn
wo daren't show it in St. Louis. I3irds
can be kept frozen eight and nino
nionths without having tho flavor
airectod in tho faintest degree, and this
is very couvenieiit. St. Louis Globo
Democrat. Vhen LUzt Jukvd thu Cznr.
Many years ago, while in Russia, Liszt
was commanded to play before the lato
Alexanderll. at the palaceof PeterhofT.
During the performnnce, whilst Liszt woa
in the act of improvising somesubliino
melody, his mnjesty hold converso with
the empress nnd other menibers of the
iinperlal family, this in a sutllciently loud
tone to irritute ln no small degree the
nerves ofthe great master. Liszt nud
denly stopped, and the emperor, noticing
the general silence, requested the execu
tant to go on. Liszt rose from his seat,
and, maklng a profound bow to the em
peror, snid: "Sire, when kings speak ull
should be silent." The cznr wns quick to
catcha witty sally, felt the sting, aud the
great musician was hauded his pussport
the following morn'ng, the meaning of
which implied a courteous request to
cross the frontier of once. Max O'Hell in
Chicago Times.
A woll nuthenticated case of leprosy haa
been dlscavered in North Curullua.
CHIN28E ROYALTY'8 HOME LIFE.
An
Imperlnl I'upll Punlilird by
tu
Teacher Th Kmperor Asleeit
Tho boiis of the Mnnchu eniperors un
dergo from their tendercst youtli a sys
tcm of tho strictest education. Rising
at nbout 3 o'clock in tho morning, they
flrst tako their losson in Cliinese lltera
ture, tmder tho superintendenco of the
only tutor who has tho titlo of shihfu,
or "master." Tho tutor rises from his
clmir, ns soon as the imperial pupils en
tcr, and receives from tho latter a cour
tesy which is then returned in tho same
form. Tlie tutor takes tho seat of honor
nnd when the lesson is lcarned, tho pu
pil brings up his book, deposits it before
liis teacher, and returns to his seat to ro
peat tho task by heftrt. If tho lesson is
not learned, tho tutor requests a cunuch
in attendance to bring tho ferulo and
mako a show of ndministoring correc
tion. But each imperial pupil is accom
panied by eight fellow-students known
in the Mancliu language ns ha-ha-chu,
who study tho same books ns thoir
young master. When it becomes nco
cssary to nilmonish tho lntter niore seri
ously, tho ha-ha-chu are beaten with tho
ferulo vienriously; but when tho impo
rial pupil ucquits himself well they are,
on tlio other hand, commended or rc
warded. A recalcitrant and obstinate princo is
ns tho last resort actually himself ilog
ged, though probably only uomiually,
by tho teacher; or taken beforo the em
peror, who directs a cunuch to pinch
his chccks. The lato Emperor T'ung
chih wns frequently tweakcd in this
way by order of tlio empresses. The
Cliinese lesson occupies two hours; after
this the Jlanchu and Jlongol lessons in
coiiiposition, given by teachers who en
joy the less lionorablo title of so-fu, and
who aro obliged to meet their pupil at
the door and mako tho flrst oboisance.
Then come lessons in various spoken
languages Jlanchu, Jlongol, T'angut
and in local Chineso dialects. After
these come courses of instruction in foot
and horso archery, ithletics, fencing,
putting tho stone, etc, undor tho guid
anco of a class of instructors called au
ta, Tlio wholo of the young princes' day
is taken up with mcntal or pliysical ex
ercisec, nnd they retiro to rest at a very
early hour. At suitable intervals their
meals are weiglied out for them, nnd on
noaccount are they allowed to indulgo in
the pleasuies of tho tablo.
At the ago of 13 they must marry.
One year beforo a wife is selected for the
lieir apparent ho is provided with a
handmnid taken from tho families of
the inner banners of tlio imperial house
hold, who must be ono year old thnn
himself, and preparo him for a husband's
duties. On his accession this housemaid
I receives tlie title of fei, which is given to
lier alone ainong tliose inmates of tho
I liarem who aro selected from tho inner
banners. No one but tlio empress is al
j lowed to pass the night witli the em
I peror. Tho emperor sleeps with eight
liandmaids sitting upon liis bed and six
I teen others undorneatli tlie bed, all of
them girls from thu ne-wu-fu. Their
function is to keep watch over his
mnjesty, and tliey aro not allowed to
sneeze, cough, spit or utter any sound.
Tlie movcments of tho emperor after
awaking in tlio morning are signalized
by a clapping of hands, on tho part of
tho eunuch on guard. Onco a year on
New Yenr's Day the emperor and em
press presido at a grand banquet, tho
empress sitting on tho omperor's left
hand. This is the only occasion during
tho yearon which the emperor can see liis.
wives together and coniparo their ro
spectivo merits. The empress presents
nrticles of food to the eunuchs, who re
ceivo it from tho empress on their knees,
and tho emperor performs the same po
liteness to tlie women. Ilong Kong
Daily Press.
NlRlit I.lfo uud Chnracter.
One night often destroys a wholo lifo.
Tho leakage of tho night keeps the day
forover empty. Night is sin's harvest
timu. Jloro sin and crimo are com
mitted in one night tlian in all tho days
of tho week. This is moro omphatically
truo in tho city than tho country. The
street lamps, liko a fiio of soldicrs with
torch in hand, strotch away in long lines
on either sidowalk; tho gay colored
transiiarencies aro ablazo with attrao
tions; tho saloon and billiard halls are
brilliantly illuminatod; musio sencU
forth its encliantment; tho gay company
begins to gather to tho haunts and
houses of pleasure; tho gambling dens
are nllamo with palatial splendor; the
theatres are wido open; tho mills of de
struction aro grindiug health, honor,
happiness and hopo out of a thousand
lives.
Mako a record of tho nighta of ono
week. l'ut in tho morning pajwrs the
names of all young men, their hnbits
and haunts, that are on the streets for
sinful pleasure. Would thero not be
shamo and confusion? Some would not
daro to go to thoir places of business;
somo would not daro to como homo at
night; somo would leavo tho city; somo
would commit suicido. Tlie Watchman.
Dungur from llrug l'nUfiiiift.
Tho frequency with whicli. after
slight mvestigation, I am called upon
to investigato cases of "deatli with medi
cal nttendanco," which turn out to be
suicide, leads mo to romark tliat tho law
in regard to tlie salo of poiMons Btands
in serious need of amendmont. Such
deadly drugs as morrihia or strychnla
aro hard to purchase, and druggists are
wary nbout tho salo of such articlcs as
Paris green or any of tho wcll-known
corrosives. Yot my records fairly bristle
with instances of death, the result of
cheap rat and other vermin destroyers
self-administered. Tliese preparations
can bo purchased by anybody at grocery
stores or dnig stores, without question.
This reminds mo that tho general n
troduction of "soap powder" ln various
fonns hns almost caused a oessation of a
familiar inquest; that of tlio death of
small children from drink ing concen
trnted lyo. The old-timo solution lieing
colorloss was carelessly left on tho floor
in vessels, small children crawled to it,
drank it for water, and then the coroner
was sent for. Coroner in Globo-Demo-crat.
A New Tlirmnstntlr.
Vr. Spnak, in The Jotn nal do llruxelles, de-frllK-s
n ha'tuostdi- vhi,h ho nccidentnlly
di.'cnvcred nnd ivhi h he has nsed for somo
inontli". It cons'sH of 2 pn,-ts chloroform
nnd KKI jiarts water, uud pre nts tho follow
ing udvantag-s:
1. It ncts witii rotnnrl: .blo promptness.
2. It has not tho lenst nnplcnsnnt taite.
S. It hns no escharotic nctlon.
1. It is nhvnyo to bo had, nnd cots nlmost
nothing.
fl. It has no unplensantiiess in its nctlon,
nnd docs not disturb tho ojieration.
In nll operations hi tho cnvlty of tho mnuth
nnd tieck n simplo washing out with tliis
remedy Is snfTlcicnt to stop the hemorrhngo
from tho larger vessels in nn instnnt.
A Ilnstlng Maclilno.
A bnstlng mncliino thnt is said to bo nble to
do tho work of ilfteen glrls is Iwing tried ln n
largo clothing liouso in Roston, nnd the em
jiloycs of the house, both girls nnd men, nro
consiilcrably excited thcreby. Theopposition
to thislnbor saving machlne is likely to de
veloi) into n strike.
I'ncts nf Interrrrst.
Tho Himalayn mountnins can be scen 224
milcs nway,
Electricity hns been ucd in Englnnd to
drivo a tluohing machine.
Winn of superior quality hns bccn made
from tho natlve sour orange.
Tho Hussiau niihvny in the ilirection of
ccntral Asia has liecn o)ened beyond Merv.
A high hill nt C'himnpia, in Mexico, wns
lntely split completcly in two by nn cnrtli
qunke. A hypodcrmle injection of nitro-glycerino
will often vevive icr.ons in v. hom life seems
extinct.
A bpnutifullj" carved reindcer's hom istho
latest rchc of prehitorle man found in the
cnves of France.
Prolcssor Hnghcs, F. It. S., is of opinion
thnt n vibbon instead of n rod of metnl is tlie
bo;.t lightnlng rod.
Tlio pursiiit of scientiflc invotigntion ns nn
occupation ill uiifortunntely uotgaln n liv
ing for a man In Americn.
Mr. Henry Crookes, of Ixmdon, Englnnd,
luus invcntcd a tcll-tnlo pnint for showing
whcn n lienring is growing hot.
A liuulslide thnt recently occurrcd in Gun
nNon county. Colnrado, wns so cxtensive tlint
it wns inNtnken for nn earthquakc.
The faiinms little Stiletto, the fastcst
steamer alloat, it is said will Ikj bought by
the governmcnt for a toriclo boat.
Pniwr shws are now made in England with
succcss. They are mado of papier mache,
nnd nnswer in all res)ect.s tho iuriocs of
lenthcr.
And now they sny that tho nnnrchist.s cnn
get a fuw Kiunds of dynamite, tako it up in n
bnlloon, let it fnll and safely destroy whole
nriules nnd rities.
The vnlue of the pig iron produced in this
coiuitry last year wns St.'!,00il,(iiKi, n suin
ncaiiy as grcat n- tho combincil vnlue of tho
gold nnd silvcr inoducts.
The Frcnch governmcnt is txperiinpntlng
with n new cxplo-ive of trcn.eudims force,
suK'rior to guu cottou. It is to bc usiil ln
bombs, nnd will not go o!V by spontnneous
ignition.
In Scotlnnd inoculntion for )leuro-jmeu-mnnin
has been i'rfnnneil on cattle with
good succcss. Tlie oiieratioii was lK'ifonned
) on tho lowcr joint of tlic tnil. Why thnt wns
necessary is not plaln, csiiecially us tho nni
niaK thcreby lot pnrt of thcir taik
I In cxieriiiieuts at Ileiiin n new deseription
I of shell, chnigcil with rolls of gun cotton, is
j rrportcd to have produced suc h extrnonlinnry
, clcstnictivo ouVcts thnt no kiud of dcfcnsive
workscnn liueiect-il to resi-t it. ltwill go
throtigh wooil, iron nnd earthworks. The
discovcry luts lieen bouglit up by tho govern
ment, and theinvcntor put under bond.s nevcr
to reveal It. .
WHAT SIIALL WK WEMU
Slinwl Dresses.
Shnwl drcsscs are nmong tho novelties sent
out by Frcnch tnilors. Tliese hnve n tliick
fring(t nnd n wido bonler of contrasting color
to tho mnin pnrt of the shnwl, ns grny on
blue, red, or blnck, nnd this borcler fonns tho
trimming. For in-.tnnce, tho coi-sago is mnde
witli n suiplice drnpery from tho right
shoulder to the left side of tho walst, nnd the
bordcr fonns this fulness; two rows of tho
bonler nro down the fronts of the long
drn'ry, with tho fringe drooping lietween,
nnd nnotlier border extends up the bnck in
tho HiHlouin draiiery which liooks on tho cor
sago bnck. Vclvct collnr and deep velvet
cuffs complcte the drcss.
l'attern ltonuets.
A lionnct for evening rccejitions, dressy
thcntro aml concert going, etc., is sliown hi
Fig. 1.
Fifi. 1 . Fio. 2.
It is n (lowcr bonnet, thnt is to sny, covcred
witli small cIomj llowcis nll over. Thevs may
pausies, violcts, dnisies, or nny of tho
small, coinpact blossoms. Coronct front of
jetted Ix'iids; tullo gracefully hmiKsl on tlto
front nnd top with a jetteil nigrctto ns ilnMi.
Fig. 2. Tlns cute liltlo enKitt or chaie,-iu
hns tlio ci-own eovcrcd with gold nnd bhio
brocndo; the front flnished with folds and
loojis of dnrk bluo velvet; on top loops of
ribbon, lloers nnd ponqion.
ltnlltltl HtltH iiuil I'flktf lituillets,
There is such vnriety in ronnil hnts that
mnny young lndies will use them nltogcthcr,
abnndoning tho nioni mntronly looking bon
Iiets. For moniiiig and for general wear
with checked eloth suits there aro English
turbans of felt with tlio brim rolled high nnd
nenrly covcnsl by n binding of braid or of
repjKil ribbon, while the hnlf high crown hns
threo milllner's folds of plain velvet nround
it, nnd in front high loops of liended velvet or
ofstriiied plusb, with wings, henrts, birds,
aigi-ettes, or iiompons set in tho loops. In
stead of this fclt hat a toque mny bo mado of
th cloth of tho dress (or of tho long ulster
witli which it is worn) lald in boft folds from
front to liack, licing very high in front, so
that it requires no trimniing. Homo velvet is
cnrelifcsly twisted around tho edge to serve as
n brim. Clover amnteur niilliners nsk tho
tailor for a pieco of cloth left over from their
wintersuit or doak, anil make this toque at
home, buying n m-t frnme with $oft ci-own
that may ! crushed to suit tlie fnucy of the
wcnrer, nnd with n ttlff bnncl that fits tho
heod, comii.g well down upon it.- I
Moro dressy toqucs nro niade ln the samp
wny of vclvct tl.nt inny be plnlu or lcnded, 1
or in linlr llno t,tripen of red on blue, or Su' do
on brown, or plnk on green. For plaln vel
vet toqucs there aro Gobelln cmbroldcrics of
many colors in scnrfs thnt nro twisted nround
the crown nnd put in loops in front, with nn
nigrette nnd pompons. A small flnt muiT of
tlio velvet nnd embroldery nccompnnles such
toqucs. Phcnsant feather toquesnnd turbans
aro nlso shown, mado qulto slender and almost
ovnl ln shnpe, with wings put on to form a
closely tunied-up brim.
Very smnll iiokes, with tlio pointed nnd cut
front, nre sliown for still moro dressy tollets
for young lndies. Somo of thoso nro mado
entirely of tho tlp ends of ostrich feathers,
others aro of velvet, or of tho fancy plushes,
with ribbon loops for their trimmings. Har
per's Pazar.
Untrlniiiieil llnt nnd Itennrt Shapes.
We have hero threo popular winter shapes.
Fig. 3, on tlie left, is an odd but prctty shaiHxl
bonnet. The pufTcd crown is of beaded stock
inet, the turned-up brim fnccd with rough
ilgurcd velvet.
Fio. 3. Fio. 4. Fio. 5.
The small capoto lwinet nt tho top, Fig. 4,
is of plalted felt stri iu tobacco shndes, in
imitation of the coaivo straws which have
lieen so popular during tho pnstsiunmer. Tho
turbnn on tho right, Fig. 5, with tho tunied
up brim hits the crown of blnck stockinet nnd
the brim fnced with flgured plush.
The Tournure.
The rumors still rcach us from over the son
that the boulTant nrrangenient of dress now
so long in fa-shion is gradually to diminish
until the nmiilo poufs of my lady's gown nre
to almost totally disappear, and sho to stand
liefore the cyes of tho worhi of fashion in a
figuro and outlino grown "lieautifully less."
In slmrt, the severo undrajied clinging
stjie, it is said, is just about to prevall onco
ngain. It seems a pity that fnshion knows so
few "hnppy nKsllums," and that to bc snc
cessful, la mode deem It necessnry to
nish nwny from the very extremity of
one extremc to the remotest verge of the
other for success in her "miion." Thcro
is, I.ovcvcr, in these latter dnys one grcat
nicrit in her whims. Sho makes it nn ciisy
matter for n woman not blessed with nn over
plcthorie pm"-e, but giftcd with a nntural
taste nnd ingcnulty, to rolie hcrilf in gnr
mcnts that will Micce-sfully pns lnuter even
in tho fir-t rnnks of socicty; for whcn sho
puts the stanip of lier npprovnl upon gowns
of serge. nf )uii-liii, veiling, nnd a 1 1 c. t of
other b"autiful but incxpcnlve fabrics, sho
makes it jiossiblo for tho grand nrmy of
women of nmdernto nicnns to bccome thlngs
of lienuty, if not "joys forever."
l'aslilotiuhle Tahle I.lnen.
Luxury with regard ti tnble lincn incrcnsps
from dny to day. When not cmbroidered or
trimmeil with lace it is ornnmented either in
the micldle or the coriior witli exipiiitely de
signeil initinl lotters, lieniitifully worked by
hand. Thu jilace for this marking is flxeil in
nccordance with tlio pnttern. Tnble linen
with n small pattern should alwayslie markcd
iu the cnrncr. In sume daniask sets n mcdnl
lion is wovcn for the monognuu or cret to
lie worked in. The newest Men in embroidery
for very handsome tnble linen consists in suli
stituting n smnll lmmnu flgurc for the mono
gram. Ilut i-ince large rcstaurants and hotels
nre vying with cach other in tlic nrt of nni
kin folding, faiuilics have inthcr returned to
himplicity. If a picceof brcnd is to lie plnced
in tlie folds of the dinner nn)kin the latter is
foldod liko n jiocket sometimcs liko a jiort
folio, with initials upixTmost. This only
servcs for nnpkins mnrked in theccnter, those
markcd in the corncr bcing, in nccordanco
with the newest tnste, only qulto ximply fold
ed'two or three tiinesnnd lnid straiglit on tho
plnte. The Senon.
Cuir riim.
New ndvcx-ates for favor In form of culT
pins nro fashioned after the old models, whicli
of lato ycai-s have flgured iu stock under name
of "baby pins," because used for the iunose
of kceping in ilaco infants' bibs and little
leoplcs' cnllnrs. Tlio chief diffcieiice lietwtrn
the new and old culf pins is thnt the former
is bent n little so ns to present n slightly con
vex surfnco thnt flts tlie curvo of nrm and
sleeve. All gold cuir pins are in the show
cases of lcnding houvcs this fnll; some nro
chnsod, some nre flnished in ennnu-1, nnd
others nro formeil of twisted wiro or roje
pattern. Tlio jewelers ilioplny them, not
only in tlio styles descriUsl, but set witli
dininnnds and rubies. Tho fnct that tho culf
phi, liko thu old bar pin, is a utihty airair,
serves equally well for lace, bonnet and rib
lion oniaments, when not requlred for con
flning tho euirs iu place, is a big argumcnt in
its fnvor. Joweler's Clrculnr.
Tlio New Flowini; Slcee.
Tho new open sleeves lvnch just below tho
elbow, flt ensily at tho top, havo but one sciini
(that insiilo tho nrm), nnd .slojio cipen to about
three-eighths of n ynni in width nt tho lower
end. The uppi-r hnlf is gnthercd in to tho
under side nbout tho elbow, giving n diagonal
cffect when stripes nro iised. For btriK'd
slccvcs, as iu the dress just describcd, a velvet
rulllo almt four iiiehes wido is Mmped to trim
the edge, uud isliiusl with tlie stlipcd silk.
The lining or fncing of sucli slceves is nn im
portant irt, as it shows plniuly ncxt tlio arm
nnd is nlwnys made of one of tho mnterials of
tho ilresi; for instnnco, a green velvet dinner
drcss has iiointed llowiiig sleevcs without n
rullle, butfaml deeply with old losebrocudcd
satin on thich nre green vclvct leavos. Lnco
rulllcsup)earugniniii such sleevcs, mado of
point il'cspritorof Alencou or Valencieimes
laco four or llvo iiiehes deep, nnd this lnco
alono covei-s tho upT part of tho wrists,
wbero tho sleeve Is slojnsl shorter to mako a
pointed eirect lielow.
FASHIONLETS.
This is to lie n woolen season for gowns.
Pulfs nre ngain nppearing in the hair
dressers' windows.
Chantilly lace, but not Spnnlsh, may lie
worn ln seeond mourning.
Tlio tnllor-mado gowns, mado of fabrics
much nsed for gentlemen's garments, havo
small buttons and plenty of them, tho color
of tho cloth.
The new wntorproof cloaks aro tliings of
beauty. They aro very diircrent from the
ugly old blaek garmenU that did not een
havo tlio excuso of uscfulness for being,
for they did not turn rain in a heavy
shower. liut tho now ones really do. They
aro light as gohsuniers, too. Uut thoy are
rather exjiensive as yet.
POWDER
Absolutely Pure.
THE VERMONT
Invcsimsni and Quarantee
COMPANY OF ORWELL, VT.,
01Ver lor -nli' Its clclicntliics, sccuicd liy Kcnl
K-tato Kirst Moitgugcs ilepoltcd witli Trus
tccs.
Delicntiiics iiic isncil ln iiiiioiints of even
jiuihiiimi- iur iuo tei in in iivi ycurs, wnii in.
teicst couiions attnclicd pavnlilc seml.aniiu.
... i oiiijtiiiui ii.iiik, iricn, i,, in
leiniltcd to tlie lioldcr liy ilralt, without
chai'gc.
C'apltnl, pald up JIM.OOO
Aildltloiial rrspoiisllilllty of stock-
lioldcrs IMKXI
Total liiianintcc Kund SOO.OOi)
llcforc iuve-ting eKcwhcre, write for Com.
pany's clrculnr explninlng sccuritles nnd
mctlioils ol lnislncss.
V. i:. Jtr.SII, Trtnsniir.
THE
i havk i.i:.-i:d Tin maiiki:t, in thk
SMITH & SHELDON BLOGK,
AND -IIAI.I, KhV.V (IN II NI1
Fresii and Salt
Ol' AM. Ki.MS.
Fresh and Salt Fish
-AND-
Vegetables in their Season.
I -liall lmy tlic lu-t lliat emi be hnd and soll
nt iea-.(in:ilile piicc-. (.ivc inc a call. All or
ilcis pioniptly Hllcil anil dcllvered.
W. M. (.'I'.-IIMAN.
Jllddleliiuy, Vt., Aug. ln, !(!. :Kt ;tl
The Standard Institution.
HOUSE FOR SALE !
The two stniy, I'rench.i-oot liou-e on North
l'leasuit strcct liclonging lo tliecstatoof Mrs.
.Mary V.. Illrchiiid. II N nenrly new, well bullt
nnd iu a very dcslinblc localion, good-slzed
lot. Kor turther particulars ciuiulre ol
iO;tt I). ItlDKK, Adinr.
Middlelmrv, Vt., Mny 13.
I
Popular
Perfect Furnaces.
GENTRAL
IARKET
lea
Richardson & BQynion 'Co.'s
1 IM'hU l"l 111 I iui ii. i - it. vj ... .....
eMenslve sale lor years pust ol any liciiti ig
Kuiiiaces ever known. Tlie reni-ons uin
Tliev are etienicly powcrlul, gas nnd dust
tlgh't easily miuiiiged, tliiiiiiuglily elliclont
eco oiuicnllu fuel, witli I'eatiues forsaving
tucl aml lnbor not tinmd in others.
A llrst-clnss powcrlul turiiace iiicuus
liood liealth and a wariii house,
RICHARDSON & BOYNTON CO..
Mli. -ili Si 2.14 Water St., X. Y. .
F0KSAI.K11Y
A.CALHOUN.Middlobury.Vt.
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