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TRI-WEEKLY EDbITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., MARCH 5, 1895. ESTABLISHED 1849.
AwEIS THAT CAN NEVEIC COME IN.
Oh, wondrously fair are the Islands of Rest- u
Those islands we never have seen- I
But we know they are smiling out there in west,
Their valleys all glowing In green.
No cloud ever crosses this tro ical sky,
And there is no sorrow nor ,in.
And snug in their harbors all peacefully lie
Our ships that never come in. y
There dwell the fair faces our fancy may see, e
With eyes of the tenderest blue, n
That come in our slumbers to you and to me,
In dreams that can never cc-me true. y
We joyfully greet them, ncr wish they were W
'Mid all the danger and din;
They are blissfully guarding -he hopes we hold Y
u Our ships that never come ti.
A SECRET DISCLOSED.
The incidents we are about to relate n
are true in every particular. For a d
period of three years thaere was grea t d,
consternation in Vienna, caused by the
number and boldness cf the highway ,
robberies which were committed upon fiS
travelers in the very saburbs of the
city. The intelligence which guided a
these attacks was not less remarkable ri
than their audacity was surprising. In i
nearly every instance the victim select- b
ed furnished a rich booty to the band- d.
its and there seemed almost a supernat- h
ural agency aiding the efforts of the w
outlaws, enabling them to strike where p
rich rewards were certan, resistance h
unlikely, escape easy, and detection a
The police of Vienna, the shrewdest
and best in Europe, with. the possible p
exceptiion of that of Paris, had made a
extraordinary efforts to check the out- S
lawry and arrest the perpetrators, but,
the attempt was as often baffied, and'
the robberies went on.
It was in the fall of the year when |13
Sir William Harlow, an Englishman of
great wealth, was passing along the
highway in his carriage about thiee
miles from the city, accompanied by cl
his wife and daughter, the latter a
beautiful young lady, seventeen years s,
of age. h
Suddenly a couple of masked men ,(
appeared in the road before them, their
horses were seized, and their valuables
demanded. Sir William drew a pistol, I
and pointing it at the insolent robber, t
pulled the trigger. At the same in-|t<
st-nt his daugbter, alarmed at the de- I b
mand, had drawn her purse, and ;
reached out her arm to deliver it. The Is
aim was sure, and the robber fell heav- ti
ily to the earth; but the young lady d
tittered a scream of agony which drew
her father's attention even from the
gravity of the situation without. He
fmund that his ball had passed through
the small white aim, indicting a severe
wound, from which the blood was flow-:
ing in great profusion. Thoroughly ,
alarmed, he gave no heed to his assail
ants, bestowing all his attentions upon
the now insensible girl.
The report of the pistol brought three h
or four masked men to the spot, ac- e
companied by a tall. well built man, a1
who'appeared to act as their leader, s
but whose movements were character
ized by such ease and grace as to excite
wonder how a common robber could a
acquire such high born accomplish- I
ments. lie arrived on the scene just
-in time to prevent one of his men
from summarily avenging the death of
his comrade, and at his command every.
thought of plunder was dismissed, and d
every aid extended to the wounided ladyvt
and her stricken parents. The injuredt
limb was bound up, the horses reat
tached to the carriage, and in a few
moments they were ready to proceed f
to the city where they could procure a
Sir William Harlow was so grateful It
for these attentions that when ready to
start he drew a valuable ring from his
finger and presented it to the bandit!a
Shief with thanks. a
The robbery was reported to the au- t
thorities, the usual investigation was
-made, nnd the usual failure followed.
Miss Harlow's injuries were not se-'~
vere, and in a few weeks the family re
siuned their tour, and finally returned
Three years later Miss Harlow was S
married, and soon after went to reside
in Vienna, her husband being attached ot
to the English embassy to the Austrian 0b
In the society of the imperial city 'n
she, now Mrs. Archibald Ingsley,
soon formed the acquaintance of tr
Count Barcni, a native of Hungary, tl
but long a resident at the Austriana
capital. He was reputed a person d
of great wealth, many accomplish- rc
ments, and high social position.
He soon became a regular and frequent
visitor at the house of Mr. and MIrs.
Ingsley, and the lady became the ob-:
iect of his most gallant attentions.
The rather loose morality prevalent in
the high circles of Austrian society tole- ti
rated an intimacy which ended in a a
mad declaration of love by the infatu- ti
ate count. To what extent his feelings'p
were reciprocated there are no means of i
knowing. While tolerating, even en- al
couraging his friendship, she steadily ce
resisted his ardent advances, thus con
stantly inflaming his passion and keep- ,
ing hope alive. He became blindly, ie
madly enamored of her, and pressed l(10
his suit with frantic desperation. Every it
other passion or impulse seemed to for- b
sake him, or was kept in perfect sub
ordination; and he seemed to exist
only in her presence, and live only in
the hope of finally winning per heart ti
and hand. tl
One day in the delirium of his pas- ti
a sion, he threw himself at her feet and p:
begged her to fly with him to some b
haven where no obstacle to their union w
would be known or suspected, and in ce
that quiet retreat live in the full enjoy- a:
ment and happiness which he declared ti
must crown an affection so ardent as e::
Finding her resolution unshaken, w
* and crazed by her obduracy, he rose to ol
his feet. tore open his vest, wrenched
from the slendr gold rch ain to which va
was attacnited a heatvy ring, wit
rich diamionild setting, itd holding it
p before her eyes, nuw ned wid
ith wonder andi fright. he -rid:
"'See here! Why do y':1 now treat
le with s.ucl co: :m11d scorn? Yor
iree years I have been your lover,
our slave; your image has been the
rer present object of my worship, and
oW I lay fortune liberty, life even, at
:ur feet! Do you know this ring? It
as presented to me by your father
ars ago, for some service I rendered
ou and him in a moment of deadly
aril, when I saved you, unconscious
ad bleeding as you were, from robbery
ad death! Believe me that the love
bich turned aside the avenginz dagger
iree years ago will still protect you
om every evil. If your father deemed
e worthy of this gift why should his
ighter refuse to extend her confi
Thus did the infatuated man ravb,
bile he thrust the jewel into the white
.cc of the frightened woman.
A cry of horror broke from her lips
she recognized the ring, and the ter
ble memories of the fearful adventure
the suburbs of Vienna three years
fore came back in all their painfulI
stinctness and detail. With those
iteful memories was broken the spell
hich had once led her to listen to the
ofessions of her admirer. In her eyes
- was no longer the polished. courtier
2d gallant companion, but the'masked
;sassin, the common footpad and vul
ir thief who prow!ed stealthily for
rey as the wolf hunts che harmless
d defenseless members of the flock.
ae could not conceal her aversion and
hen the count attempted to proceed
ith his supplication she turned away
r head with a loathing that was uin
distakable, and waving him away be
)ght nim to leave her, and enter her
resence no more.
'1he supplicant was not slow to per
ive his failure, and a gieam of reason
-etrating the thick mist in which his
inses had been enveloped, the idea of
is danger came upon him with such a
rce that he stood appalled as if he
As the consequences of his rashnesb
>se before him the seltsh passion
iumphed over all others, and turning
the lady, his face livid with rage and
iled passion, eyes flashing with the
rrible deadly brilliancy of the rattle
ake's when about to strike, he hissed
rough his clenched teeth, as he with
'Woman, if you lisp a word of this I
ill kill you, if I hunt you to the end of
Le earth? My death alone will not
se you, for I have a hundred fol
wers who will know all within an
ur, and if harm comes to me you
id yours cannot hide from their ven
His concluding words were wasted,
r before he had finished Mrs. Ingsley
id fallen back upon the sofa, appar
tiv lifeless; and when, a short time
ter, an attendant entered her room,
te was still lying unconscious.
The whole house was alarmed, and
essengers sent to call a physician and
>prise the lady's husband. Both ar
ved at about the same time, and met
,her bedside. To their anxious in
iiries ais to the cause of her sudden
ness she long refused to answer, re
ying to their urgent entreaty that she
ire not. Of course this only heigh
ned their determination, and after a
dious struggle the secret was exturted
The matter wa iiimmediateiy laid bo
re the authorities, but the chief of
hlce shook his head increduously.
e knew the count well, and declared
at it was impossible for him to cam
it such an offense.
But the accusation was pc~Tve, and
last it was arranged that a squad ol
licers should proceed quietly to make
.e arrest and search the premises, so
the suspiciou should pro -e ground
s the affair would produce no un
About midnight half a dozen men
lietly entered the count's palace, and
aced him under arrest. A careful
arch of the premises followed, and a
st quantity of plate, jewelry, and
her valuables were found, which bad
en taken from waylaid travelers or
undered from neighboring estates,
id much of it was identified.
The prisoner was soon brought to
ial, when the facts developed showed
at he had been long connected with
band of highwaymen, and it was un
r his direction that most of the bold
.bberes committed during the few
eceding years had been planned and
:ecuted. He was a secret police agent
.the pay of the government, and,
merefore, able to warn his companions
impending danger, or turn suspicion
id pursuit away from the guilty par
s. It was his knowledgze and guid
ice that had enabled them to select
meir victims with such pecuniary
oit, and his influence with the au-'
orities had paralyzed and thwarted
efforts made for their detection and
He was convicted, executed, and his
alth, amounting to over $2,C00,000,
utiscated. With his death his fol
wers, who had escaped the gallows or
e prisonm, dispersed, and the famous
nd of outlaws ceased to exist.
Women Don't Eat Enough.
Mrs. Frances Power Cobbe maintains
at at present women are by no means
.e Intelectual equals of men; that it
.e franchise were confined to people
ssing a certaiu standard, there would
at present 50M per cent. of men whc
ould obtain votes and only 80 pem
nt. of wvomen. At present womer
tve not a fair chance, if only because
ey are not as well ied or as well edu
ted as men. She says that men
ould lose half their superiority if they
ere to be fed as badly as women, few
whom have sufticient braIn-sustain.
. nourishing food-November Ee.
7(.'JGH, BUT DIDN'T L-AST LOm
Statern Way of Suppressing u Ba/
Man from the East.
"It is interesting to observe," said a
.an from Colorado, "how small the
tough man from the East is apt to sing
.n the Far West after he has had an ex
perience or two in running up against.
the men of that region. He finds out
that an altercation is likely to bring
ilm up facing the muzzle of a pistol in
the Lands of a man much more ready
:o pull the trigger off-hand than to
vaste time in preliminary talk. He
;oon learns the lesson of circumspeC
:on, and, if he survives the process, his
behavior is usually modified to fit his
"A tragic illustration of the resulth
:hat may come from a tenderfoot's at
tempt to masquerade as a bad man
west of the Mississippi River came un
der my observation in the winter of
1881-'82 in New Mexico. I boarded the
;outhward-bound Atchison train at Las
Vegas and soon found that one of the
passengers was terrorizing the others.
[le had been drinking, and he paraded
the cars, talking loudly and profanely,
trying to pick quarrels with passengers
tnd frequently flourishing a revolver.
rhe train hands did not seem inclined
:o interfere with him, and among the
people aboard whom he directly insult
ad he did not happen to hit any one w'o
had the sand or the disposition to cal)
"Toward the members of a theatrical
company traveling in one of the coach
as he particularly directed his violence
and insults. His conduct with them at
last became unbearable, and when, af
ter threatening two actors with his re
volver and frightening the women to
the verge of hysterics, he passed onward
into another car, a hurried council of
wa: was held in the coach he had va
cated, and every man who had a pistol.
got it in readiness, with the understand
Ing that if he returned he was to be
shot down at the first aggressive move
ment But that phase of trouble was
averted, for, as it happened, he remain
ed in the car ahead until, at dusk, tht
'rain rolled into Albuquerque.
"Here Scott Moore, the proprietor of
the Armijo House, was at the statior
with his hackman awaiting the train's
arrival. He called out the name of hiU
house at the door of the car in which I
was sitting, and then turning to the
" -You take care of the passengers fr
his car and I will go on to the next.'
"These inoffensive words caught the
!ar of the tough man from the East,
who was pushing his way to the car
platform. He drew his pistol and start
ed for the nearest man on the station
'You'll take care of us, will youl I'll
show you smart fellows. out here that
vou're not able to take care of me!'
"He flourished his revolver as he
spoke, and just as' his feet struck the
;econd step of the car he fired, the ball
passing over the head of the man on
the station platform. The sound of his
pistol was instantly followed by two
quick reports, and the tough man fell
rorward upon the platform dead. The
man at whom he had apparently fired
iad drawn his revolver and shot hir
twice through the heart.
"A crowd gathered as the train rolled
n, leaving the tough man lying where
b~e had fallen. Of course-I learned in
eidentally afterwvard-the man who
killed him, a gambler of the town, was;
fully exonerated at tihe inquest, and
was never indicted for the killing."
An Honest Merc-han~t.
"Are you sure that this suit of clothe-e
s durable?" asked the prospective pur
thaser of the dealer.
"No, I don't think they will wear very
vel." said the dealer..
"Are they all wool ?"
"No, mostly shoddy-"
The customer looked puzzled. Hec
:hought he must be dreaming. He had
never heard a merchanit talk this way
before about his own goods.
'-Does the suit fit me perfectly?''
isked the customer, after he had recov
ered from his astonishment..
"Baggs at the knees, sleeves are too
ong, legs are too short, too tight under
the arms, too loose over the shoulders
The customer edged away, beginning
to be thoroughly frightened. But he
&nally caught his breath long enough te
'Do you think the suit is cheap?"
"Awful high price for such poor
oods," said the dealer,
The customer would have fainted
with fear; but just here the keeper of
the insane asylum came in and led the
:ealer back to the institution from
which he had escaped.
The Casting Out of Pevils,
The melancholy superst:Gion whlich
raw in the case of an epileptic a niani
estation of the living power of the de-v
1 and which has been the cause of so
mch misery during the last 800 years,
was then at its depth. And the Chris
tian fathers, it is to be feared, were but
:o ready to make use of this supersti
tion to enhance "the glory of God."
rhat they all unhesitatingly believed
in the superstition may save their mor
tis at the expense of their intellect.
But it is remarkable that while they
~laim for the name of Jesus an exor
~ising power, they allowed a similar
wer to Jews and Gentiles. Now, if
he Gentile and Jewish exorcists were
mpostors, what becomes of the Chris
an exorcists, who are placed by tile
'athers upon neither a higher nor a
ower level? Nor do the more intelli
rent heathen writers recognize any dif.
In the eyes of Lucian and Uipian aL
xorists, Christian and heathen alike,
tre jugglers. And when to this tesiti
nony we add a critical knowledge of
he nature of the miracles themselves.
ve shall not be inclined to differ from
nan and lp~ian. We he of Bac-.
larlon; of devils howiung, confessing
and even preaching; of a certain odoi
proceeding from the clothes of men bi
w% MCh pious men could tell to what par
ticular demons the patients were sub
ject. On the other hand, it is worthy
of notice that these wonderful deeds
were generally done by laymen, who
may easily have found the profession i
lucrative one, and that no sooner did
the church take them In hand itself
than they decreased and gradually dis
appeared.-The Westminster Review.
RED PLUSH FOR CAR SEATS.
fhe Favorite Color and Material
Some of It Being Imported.
The red plush car seat is one of the
time-honored institutions bf the rail
road service, and very few cars are up
holstered in any but that color. Some
of the roads have broken away from
the sterotyped color, and on special
trains have adopted old gold, blue,
olive and other simple colors. But tha
roads cannot get away from the old
favorite, which has survived the
changes which occur in almost every
department of railroading
"Why is plush so widely used by rail.
roads?" remarked a prominent plush
manufacturer to a reporter of the Phil
adelphia Record. "Because It never
wears out. The plush covering of a
car seat will last on an average at least
ten years. But even when it has to be
removed it is not worn into holes. It
has been torn, or: stained, or faded,
and for this reason, and no other, the
seat has to be recovered. The railroads
have often tried substitutes. One some
times sees wooded or willow-ware
seats, but none are so comfortable as
the old-fashion cushion, and so the lat
ter triumphs to the end."
"Very expensive plushes are used by
oome companies," remarked a railroad
man; "stuff worth no less than $3 or $4
a yard. Railroads go to this expense
rartly for luxuriousness, but also be.
cause the finer and costlier materials
will wear longer. The plush seen in the
passenger cars of the Pennsylvania and
Reading Railroads is worth from $43
to $50 a piece, or $1 to $2.25 a yard.
Most of it is domestic material-the
Reading Railroad gets its supply from
Pawtucket, R. I. The Pennsylvania
Railroad, however, makes some impor
tations on its own account. It would
surprise you to know the amount of.
plush that a railroad company uses up
in its repair shops. The upholsterer of
a big railroad has a great room fitted
with rolls of new material with which
to fit up new cars and to pat a new face
on the old. The Pennsylvania Railroad
has in some years given its order for
G0,000 yards of plush, while a company
like the Philadelphia and Reading will
pay $15,000 to $30,0v( a year for plusk
used In repair work alone."'
Mediaeval architecture attained its
grandeur not only because it was a nat
ural development of handicraft; nol
only because each building, each archi
tectural decoration, had been devised
by men who knew through the experi
ence of their own hands what artistic
effects can be obtained from stone, iron,
bronze, or even from simple logs and
mortar; not only because each monu
mnt was a result of collective experi
ence. accumulated in each "myste-ry,"
or craft; it was grand because it was
born out of a grand idea. Like Greek~
ar, It sprang out of a conception ol
brotherhood and unity fostered by the
It had3 an audacity which could only
oe won by audaclous struggles nnd vie
tories; it had that expression of vigor,
because vigor permneatcd all the life of
the city. A cathedral or a commiunia.
house symbolized the grandeur of an
organism of which every mason and
stonecutter was the builder, and a
medieval building appears not as a
solitary effort to which thousands of
slaves would have contributed the
share assigned them by one man's
imagination; all the city contributed
The lofty bell tower rose upon a.
structure, grand in itself, in which the
life of the city was throbbing-not up
on a meaningless scalfeld like the Paris
iron towcr, not as a sham structure In
stone intended to coneal the ugliness
of an iron frame, as has been done in
the Tower Bridge. Like the Acropolis
of Ath'-ns. the cathedral of a mnediaeval
city was intended to glorify the gr-and
ur of t~e victorious city, to symboiize
the union of its crafts, to exl ress the
glory of each citizen in a city of his own
retion. After having achieved its
raft revolution, the city often began a
new cathedral In order to express the
new, wider, and broader union which
had been called into life.-The Nine,
Pretty Good Guess.
The Newv Orleans Picayune says that
tcacher, In exp):laiing to her Imp'ils
the diin'erence between civilized and
uncivilized races, insisted upon three
things as requisite for civilization
food, clothing and shelter.
The next day she bought the subject
up again, by way of review.
"What are the three things necessary
to a civilized man?" she asked.
Several of the children remembered
food and clothing. but the third re
usite seemed to have escaped their
i-ecollection entirely. Finally, after the
uestion had been repeated two or three
times, one little fellow lifted his hand
Whether the teacher sent hiin to the
aead of the class, we are not informed.
When a man tires of chicken, it is a
sign that he is getting old.
Nearly every one drives his ducks to
The truest wisdom is a resolute de,
The man who mamres for mone,
anally earns it.
SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS AGO.
?awnshops Existed in Bavaria Rege
ulated in the Borrower's Interest.
There are records of a pawnshop reg
-dated in the interest of the borrowers
:A Bavaria in 1198, and one in the
Franche Compte in 1350, before the first
Italian mont de piete was established
:iy a priest at Perugia in 1440, says the
.ontemporary Review. The movement
.or State regulated pawnshops received
its great impetus from the action of
,hat statesman-monk and social demo
:-rat, Savonarola, who liberated the
Florentines from oppression and gave
them popular institutions. In no other
direction were his services to the peo
ple more successful than in founding
mont de plete. The law for creating his
mont de plete was passed in 1495, and
before many years they were estab
lished in all the principal towns in
Italy and had spread throughout Eu
rope. The first mont do plete in France
was started at Avignon in 1577, and
still exists. Their establishment in the
Netherlands'dates from the sixteenth
I rentury. A Spanish priest, Don Fran.
:isco Piquer, founded the mont de plete
of Madrid in 1705, starting with the
modest capital of 5 pence, which he
'ound in the offertory box he bad placed
In the church to receive contributions
'or the institution. By the end of the
seventeenth century there were monts
le piete, formed more or less after the
Italian model, in most countries of Eu
rope. The characteristics of the orig
nal institution remain with those of to
Jay, although they have long since
:eased to be managed by the priests or
lo be under the influence of the
!hurches. The main object, which Sa
ronarola and other early founders had
n view-the protection of the poor from
usurpers and their relief in periods of
listress-is still maintained, and the
monts de plete in all Latin countries
ire associated with charitable institu
'ions and hospitals.
THE BAD LANDS.
A Waste of Desolalation Made in Na
ture's Angriest Mood.
The Bad Lands, says one who vis
.ted that region recently, are a strange
:ombination of desolation, horror and
ncomprehensible freaks of the prime
ral world. There are lofty peaks.
bare and brown, baked into spires of
burning rock by the hot suns of mil
|ions of years. The valleys between
ire white deserts, covered with bit
ter, dusty, blinding alkali that has
made all that country a desert worse
than Sahara ever was said to be.
The rivers run white or turbid with
.is alkaline concretion in winter,
And are dry ead dusty channels in
the summer. The peaks, the valleys,
, nd every festu-o of the whole region,
in fact, seem tc be thrown down upon
the earth in Nature's angriest mood
L hideous conglomeration, in which
ven the geological strata are displac
d and entangled. This strange re
Iion was once the salt-washed bottom
I )f a sea, and the traces of the reced
!ng waves are visible on every hand.
rhe fossils are mostly aquatic ani
mals. Few birds, and those mostly of
,be semi-reptilian character, are
l'ound among them, while innumerable
bones of gigantic saurlans dot the
shale and sandstone of the valleys.
Mingled with them are remains of
bear, antelope, and buffalo, and relics
f an intermediate age, the bones of
the mastodons and olephants-not
ma~Immoths - and of a three-toed
equine, one of the ancestors of the
Some of the saurians of the eccene
md miocene periods were indescrib
ably hideous. Looking upon the rem
aants of these monsters and gazing on
the awful scenery of the country-a
bit of hades upturned to view, one
might say-Is it any wonder that the
[dians shunned the Bad Lands and
said they were the haunts of ghosts
and the home of evil demons?
Athleticism in Excess.
Whether at work or at play, we are
always re-creating-that is to say, we
are rebuilding our bodies out of new
matter; but in truth we are still ever
going through a series of forced
marches' at the end. No one stroke of
the heart Is ever recovered, regained,
r, as a stroke, repeated. The body
is formed or modeled to do at its full a
certain number of vital physical acts,
and no more. "There are three things
that come not back," Bald the ancient
Caliph, " the sped arrow, the improper
thought, and the spoken word." He
might have added a fourth-the vital
ct. No vital act returns, no more
than the tick of the second in the
time-piece. We may make the vital
ats run out in a brief time, fast! fast'
nt we can never recall them.
We are the watches of life, with this
differnce, that as we can never have
tnew mnainspriug we must work out
e spring we possess. We may run
down almost as quickly as we ican,
but we cannot renew the prime source
of life. In pleasure, therefore, we do
not really re-create; but if we proceed
properly, we transfer action into new
channels, and give wearied organs
time to rest-a change which, in sc
far as it affects our nervous centers. is
of enormous service, because it saves
for a time responsibility andi anxiety.
But when diversion becomes respons
ible it becomes work, it is doing th<
bad instead of the best. and it may bi
doing the worst; as when to play .n
man adds hazard, or gambling, wit!'
all its tricks and miseries and earls
death; or when in sport, athleticisma is.
by excess, leading into decrepitude.
Sir B. W. Richardson, in Longmn'.F
New Hampshire was formerly calle e
Lacnia. It received its present name in
129, being first called New Hampeshirr
by Captain John Mason, wvho had beex
n ret of Hampsbhre England.
FIGS AND THISTLES.'
By Keyes Becker.
A spring: upwelling from unfathofnef
The tiny rivulet, the brook so free,
The river rushing in its destined course
To add its volume to a changeless sea.
A life: begun in mystery divine,
The laughing child, the youth with lots
The man fulfilling an all-wise design
And striving toward the ocean of God'i
Self-love is idolatry.
A self-made man likes to brag eon his
Golden opportunities do not fly in oil
The saloon will stay until the church
says it must go.
People who think wrong will be sure
to live that way.
A head conversion never puts any
love in the heart.
Open the door for the penny, and the
dollar will come in.
If we have no trials we have little fel
.owship with Christ.
As soon as gold was discovered scme
body invented brass.
The devil never runs from the manZ
who is not in earnest.
When a bad man reads the Bible, the'
devil turns the leaves.
God's most effective preachers are not
always sent to the pulpit.
If we do little, men and angels wil)
know that we love little.
The man who believes that the Bible
Is God's word will obey it.
Follow Christ closely, and God v!i,
lead the man who follows you.
If God gives a thorn, it is because he
sees that it is just what we need.
Whatever Is not fully consecrated to
God the devil still has a lien upon.
The money that brings us most good
is the money with which we do good.
Love has to be seen with the eyes of
;be heart before its name can be knovn.
God's business is never intrusted to
the man who has no business of hi2
If some of our heads were not so big,
God could do a great deal more for our
When meanness has been baptlzed
and called religion it is as deadly as the
The man who rejects Christ in spirit
shuts the kingdom of God entirely out
of his heart
The devil gets a good deal of sub
stantial help from the church member
Unxdertake to keep the ten command
ments, and yoa will soon find out tha?
God is their maker.
Everything God sees in us the world
will some day know, unless It is sooner
blotted out by the blood of Christ.
The devil feels that he has gained &
point when he can make a Christian
look as though Chd3t had never como
'ut of the grave.
Healing Properties in Ashes.
Some of the best known physiciano
in Russia are strongly advocating the
adoption in the government hospitals
>f an old Cossack custom of treating
:uts and wounds with ashes, says the
New York Sun. The Cossack peas
antry have treated cases in this fash
on from time Immemorial, and Dr.
Pashkoff, a Russian physician whc
has been studying the treatment, re
:ently said in an interview-ind a Russian
medical journal: "I strot.giy recom
mend the treating of severe cuts and
wounds with ashes. Experiment has
:onvinced me of the thorough efi
:iency of the treatment, and, in addi
dion, it Is cheap, takes little time to
rrange, and does away with lbulky
bandages, which have always been the
ane of nurses and physicians. The
est ashes are those resulting from the
burning of some cotton stuff or linen,
and only a very thin layer should be
applied. If the wound lhs been made
by some dirty instrument anud tnere
s danger of blood poisoning, it should
be firet washed thoroughly wvith a lo
ion. The ash -s with the blood forms
i bard substance, under which the
:wost severe cuts heal with remarkable
:apidity." Dr. Pashakoff has experi
uented with ashes on twenty-eight
:ases of cuts, and only two of the en
tire numebr faIled to result success
.ully. These cases would have been
ured, too, had not the nurses failed
to apply prescribed lotions to the|
wounds ucfore the physicians took i
tem in charge. It is extremely pr-ob- i
ible that the ash~es treatmient wil~l be
dopted in the St. Petersburg ho~jiitals
In the good old colony times, and
ven later, a hop pillow was prescribed
for sleeplessness, and now it Is a hop<
bed which is to cure insomnnia, to use
he word exhumed from Plautus to
serve the needs of pathology. The hop
ed is about as comfortable as the corn
usk mattress of the country farm
ouse, but It is fondly supposee to!1
ring slumber. H-ops and skips t-rei
atural companions, so it may be prop
er to say here that a London docto.r in
trduced skipping as a form of exercia
especally adapted to professional wer
men who have not much timer. I-1
gine a company of teachers, actresse-s,
female doctors, artists, with a stray i
female minister, perhaps, skipping )
errily through a public street! Cleo-'
atra's forty paces .of hopping woulj
e a trifle by comparison.
We don't see what fun there can b~e
an kissing a girl out skating when her
noe s cold.
News in Brief.
Electricity is used = 300 Amerioan
-Electricity is sow ased to improve
-The private schools of Iillinoi
contain 100,000 students.
-Excessive meat eating is deelared
to make 111 humored, irritable people.
-Schnebile, the new explsiv% Is
composed Chiefly of lL)ate of got
-The Lonisville rKy.] water work.
has a 16,000,000 galion pumping o
It is said that they eat only In mild
weather, and in extreme cold remain
-In the pablia schools of France
24.2 per cent. of Lie pupils are. sket
-The doue!et was, a elose Atting coat
introduced into France from Italy
-The leathern apron worn by the
blacksmith is mentioned by Pliny am
,.u use in his time.
--In Rnssia, the carrier pigeon i.
being uszd to oonvey negatives of ph&
ograpns taken in baioons.
-It Is calculsted that the men and
women of to day are nearly two inches
taller than their ancestors.
-Rassian engineers are studying the
route for the waterway to connect the
White Sea with the Baltic.
-Red hair is of that color becaus.
it is sapposed to have a larger proper
"ion of sulphur than blaci4 hair.
-The further north an apple oan be
grown successfally, the better the
quality and the higher the color.
-A Cincianati physician had diph
theria in his eye, where a partiale o:
-nuous from a patient lodged.
-In the smalpox epidemic at Leip
sic in 1871, the death rate from tnis
tause rose to L,700 per 1,000,00".
-fhe largest elsctric locomotive is
he world (2,000 horsepower) was built
%t Zurich, Switzerlaad, in 1S92.
-An instrament at Rome registered
t Japanese eaithquake, nearly a fourth
-f the earth's circumferenee away.
-The hedgehog, badger s4uirrei
ind some kinds of mice lay up a rega
ar store of provisions for the winter.
-Lunar halos aro sometimes large
md sometimes small because they are
!ormed at different heights in tbe air.
-Durable artificial silk, wioh is
both neat and dressy, is made of waste
wool c r cotton by the aid of ehemioals.
--A scheme has been devised in
Kansas to irrigate farm lands with watez
dawn from the underground streams.
--Silver tarnishes when exposed te
light, becanse of the actinie or chem
wtal property possessed by the rays of
--Durirg the sumners of 1895 ana
1896 a Danish expedition will thor
>ughly examine the Greenland and
-There were two total eclipses of the
mn in the year 1712 and two in 1839.
Thin rare phenomenon will not hapen
again until the year 2057.
-Engish oculists areintenselyftter.
sated in the osse of a Manaleter,
weaver whose eyes magnify obleets te
ilty times their natural size.
--There are 163,000) faotories in
[llhnoiq, with an annual prodnet of
$450,000,000, employing $150,000,0Q9
mapital and 150,003 employes.
--Professor .iailey of Missouri is saiG.
o have obtained more than 1,000
ypes of pumpkins by crossing the
lowers of one kind with the pollen etf
-A very faint comet haa beeni dia
:overed in the conatellaion Aquarius
by Professor Edward swifr, of the
Uowe Observatory, eho Mountain
-Platinum has been drawn inte
imooth wire so fine that it could net
>e distinguished by the naked eye,
iven when stretched across a pieces e
-Recent experiments at the great
s~rupp Giun Works, Essen, Germany
,rove that the discharge of large cal
be~r cannons can be heard twie as fa
ias the loudest thunder.
-The land tortoises of many ceun.
ries bury themnselves in the mud at
he bottoms of streams and marehes
mn the approach of winter, and also at
he coining of a protracted drought,
-Professor GThooat says that if wa
eckon the average depth of the ocean
t three miles there would be a layer
if salt 200 feet thica in their basmns
hould the wattrs of all suddenly evap.
-The seat of color in the different
aces of men is the the inner skin.
rhich is a network containing the tor
nini of the blood vessels. The thin
ter this inner skan the whiter the per
-The horse's eye has a thick, gintia
us secretion because his eye being
aree and mnch exposed to dust 4he
iscid secretion cleanse it more ef
ctally than would a more water;
-hAnimals that live in cold countries
tave a warm mattwg of wool or u
nr underneath their hairy cots, so
hat they are almost perfectly protec
ed from the cold. This wool u2ally
alls off in summer.
During the 31iddle Ages the belief
ras commnon that insanity was a form
*f demoniacal possess1oe, and many
rnelties were practicecd on thme 410
aented for thie purpo~e of expelling
he supposed demons.
-Spinello the painter, became in.
ane wilie painting his great picture,
'The Fallen Angels." fis mind
!welt so persistently on the image ot
intan that he fancied the arch-demon