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Imray had nchievM the impossible.
Without warning, for no conceivable mo
tire, in hi youth and atthe threshold of bis
career ha bad chosen to disappear from the
xrorld which is to gay, the little Indian
station where he lived.
Upon a day be was alive, well, happy and
in great evidence at bis club, among the
billiard tables. Upon a morning be was
cot, and no manner of search could make
sure where he might be. He hid stepped
out of bis place; he bad not anpeared at bis
office at the proper time, and bis dog-cart
was not upon the puolic roads. For tbeso
reasons, and because he was hamper
ing in a microscopical degree the
administration of the Indian em
pire, the Indian empire paused for
one microscopical moment to maka inquiry
into the fate of Imray. Ponds were
dragged, wells were plumbed, telegrams
were dispatched down the lines of railways
and to the nearest seaport town twelve
hundred miles away; but Imray was not at
the end of the drag ropes or the telegrams,
lib was gone and bis place knew him no
more. Then the work of the great. IndiaD
empire swept forward, because it could not
be delayed, and Imray from being a man
became, a mystery such a thing as men
talk over at their tables in the club for a
month and then forget utterly. His guns,
horses and carts were sold to the highest
bidder. His superior officsr wrote an
absurd letter to bis mother, saying that
Imray had unaccountably disappeared and
bis bungalow stood empty on the road.
After three or four months of the scorch
ing hot weather had gone by my friend
Strickland, of the police, saw fit to rent the
bungalow from the native landlord. This
was done before be was engaged to Miss
Youghal an aftair which has been de
scribed'in another place and while he was
pursuing his investigations into native life.
His own life was sufficiently peculiar, and
men complained of bis manners and cus
toms. There was always food in his honee,
but there were no regular times for meals.
He ate. standing up and walking about,
whatever be might find in the sideboard,
and this is not good for the insides of hu
man beings. His domestic equipment was
limited to six rifles, three shotguns, five
saddles and a collection of stiff-jointed
mahseerrods, bigger and stronger than the
largest salmon rods. These things occupied
one-half of his bungalow, and the other half
was given up to Strickland and his dog
Tietjens an enormous Kampur slut who
sang when she was ordered and devoured
daily the rations of two men. She spoke
to Strickland iu a language of her own, and
-whenever in her walks abroad she saw
things calculated to destroy the peace of
her Majesty the Queen-Empress, she re
turned to her master and gave him in
formation. Strickland would take steps at
once, and the end of his labors was trouble
and tine, and imprisonment lor other peo
ple. Tbe natives believed that Tietjens
was a familiar spirit, and treated her with
the great reverence that is born of bate and
fear. One room in the bungalow wan set
apart for her especial use. tihe owned a
bedstead, a blanket and a drinking-trougb,
and if any one came into Strickland's room
at night her custom was to knockdown the
invader and then give tongue till some one
came with a light. Strickland owes his
life to her. When be was on the frontier
in search of the local murderer who came in
the gray dawn to send Strickland much
further than the Andaman islands Tietjens
caught him as be was crawling into Strick
land's tent with a dagger between bis
teeth, and after bis record of iniquity was
established in the eyes of the law hi was
hanged. From that date Tietjens wore a
collar of rough silver and employed a mon
ogram on her nigbt blanket, and the blanket
was of double-woven Kashmir cloth, for
ahe was a delicate dog.
Under no circumstances would she be
separated from Strickland, and when be
was ill with fever she made great trouble
for tbe doctors because she did not know
bow to help her master and would not al
low another creature to attempt aid. Ma
carraght, of the Indian medical service,
beat ber over her bead with a gun butt
before she co aid understand that she must
give room for those who could give quinine.
A short time after Strickland bad taken
I w ray's bungalow my business took me
through that station, and. naturally, the
club quarters being full, I quartered my.
He If upon Strickland. It was a desirable
bungalow, eicbt roomed and heavily
thatched against any chance of leakage
from rain. Under the pitch of tbe roof ran
a ceiling cloth, which looked just as nice as
a whitewashed ceiling. The landlord had
repainted it when Strickland took tbe bun
galow, and unless yon knew bow Indian
bungalows were built you would never
have suspected that above the cloth lay
the dark, three-cornered cavern of the roof,
where the beams and the underside of the
thatch harbored all manner of 'rats, bats,
ants and other things. '
Tietjens met me in the veranda with a
bay like the boom of the bells of St. Paul's,
and put her paws cn my shoulder and said
ahe was glad to see me. Strickland had
contrived to put together that sort of meal
which be called lunch, and immediately
after it was finished went out about bis
business. I waa left alone with Tietjens
and my own a Hairs. The heat of the sum
mer bad broken up and givenplace to the
warm damn of the rains. There was no
motion in the heated air, but the rain fell
like bnvonet rods on the earth, and flung
up a blue mistvhere it splashed back
again. The bamboos and the enstard
apples, the poinsettias and the manxo
trees iu the garden stood still whilo the
warm water lasbed through them, and the
frog began to sing among tbe aloe hedges.
A little before the light failed, and when
the rain was at its worst, 1 sat in theback
veranda and heard the water roar from the
eaves aud scratched myself because I was
covered with the thing called prickly
beat. Tietjens came out with me and
put. her head in my lap and was very
sorrowful, so I gave her biscuits when
tea was ready, and I took tea in the back
veranda on account of the little coolness I
found there. The rooms of the house were
dark behind me. 1 could smell Strickland's
saddlery and the oil on his guns, and I had
not the least desire to sit among these
things. My own'servant camo to me in the
twilight, the muslin of bis clothes clinging
tightly to bis drenched body, and told me '
that a gentleman bad called and wished to
see some one. Very much against my will,
and because of the darkness of the rooms,
I went into the naked drawing-room, tell
ing my man to bring the lights. There
might or might not have been a caller in
the room it seemed to me that I saw a fig
ure by one of the windows, but when the
lights came there was nothing save the
pikes of rain without, and the smell of
the drinking earth in my nostrils. I ex
plained to my man that ho was no wiser
than he ought to be. and went back to the
veranda to talk to Tiet jeus. She bad gone
out into the wet, and 1 could hardly coax
ber back to me even with biscuits with
ugarontop. Strickland rode back, drip
ping wet, just before dinner, and thotirst
thing he said was:
"lias anv one called!'
I explained, with apologies, that my
servant had called mo into tbo drawing
room ou a fal alarm; or that some loafer
bad tried to call on Strickland, and. think
ing better of it, bad lied after giving his
name. Strickland ordered flinner, without
comment, and since it was a real dinner,
with a white tablecloth attached, we sat
At 0 o'clock Strickland wanted to go to
bed. aud I was tired, too. Tietjens, who
bad been lying underneath the table, rose
np and went into the least exposed veranda
as soon as her master moved to his own
room, which was next to the stately cham
ber set apart for Tietjens. If a mere wife
bad wished to sleep out of doors in that
TKlting rain it would not have mattered,
but Tietjens was a dog, and therefore the
better animal. I looked at Strickland, ex-
recting to see hi in Hog ber with a whip.
Ie smiled queerly as a man would smile
after telling some hideous domestic
tragedy. Mi has done this ever since I
moved in here," said he. "Let her go."
The dog was Strickland's dog, so I said
kOthing. but I felt all that Strickland felt
in being made light of. Tietjens encamped
outside my bedroom window, and storm
after storm canto up, thundered on the
thatch and. died away. Tbe lightning
spattered the sky as a thrown egg spatters
a barn door, but tbe light was pale blue,
not yellow, and looking through my split
bamboo blinds I could seethe great dog
standing, not sleeping, in the veranda, tbe
hackles alift ou her back aud her feet
planted as tensely as the drawn wire rope
of a suspension bridge. In the very short
pauses of the thunder I tried to sleep, but
it seemed that someone wanted me very
badly, lie, whoever be was, was trying to
call me by name, but his voice was no
more than a husky whisper. Then tbe
thunder ceased and Tietjens went into the
garden and howled at the low moon. Some
body tried to open my door, and walked
about and through the bouse, and stood
breathing heavily in the verandas, and
just when I was falling asleep 1 fancied
that I heard a wild hammering and clam
oring above my head or on the door.
I ran into Strickland's room and asked
him whether he was ill and bad been call
ing me. He was lying on his bed half
dressed with a pipe in bis mouth. "I
thought you'd come," he said. "Have I
been walking around the house at all?"
I explained that be had been in the dining-room,
and thesuioking room and two or
three other places; and be laughed and told
me to go back to bed. I went back to bed
and slept till the morning, but in all my
dreams I was sure I was doing some one an
injustice in not attending to bis wants.
What those wants were I could not tell, but
a tint term g, whispering, bolt fumbling,
lurking, loitering, someone was reproach
ing me for my slackness, and through all
the dreams I heard tbe howling of Tietjens
in the garden and the threshing of the rain.
I was in that house for two davs, and
Strickland went to his office daily, leaving
me alone for eight or ten hours a day with
Tietjens for my only companion. As long
as tbe full light lasted 1 was comfortable,
and so was Tietjens. but in the twilight she
and 1 moved into the back veranda and
cuddled each other for company. We were
alone inr the bouse, but for all that it was
much too fully occupied by a tenant with
whom 1 had no desire to interfere. I never
saw him. but I could see the curtains be
tween the rooms quivering where he had
Just passed through; I could hear the chairs
creaking as the bamboos sprung under
a weight that had just' quitted it,
and I could feel, when 1 went to
get a book from the dining-room, that some
body was waiting in the shadows of the
veranda till I should have gone away.
Tietjens made the twilight more interest
ing by glaring into the darkened rooms
T.ith every hair erect, and following the
motions of something that I could not see.
She never entered the rooms, but her eyes
moved, and that was quite sufficient. Only
when my servant came to trim the lamps
and make all light and habitable 6he would
come in with me and spend her time sitting
on her haunches, watching an invisible ex
tra man as be moved about behind my
B'loulder. Does are cheerful companions.
I explained to Strickland, gently as might
be, that I would go over to the club and
find for myself quarters there. I admired
his hospitality, was pleased with bis guns
and rods, but I diifnot much care for bis
house and its atmosphere. He beard me
out to the end, and then smiled very wea
rily, but without contempt, for he is a man
who understands things. "Stay on," said
be, "and see what this thing means. All
you have talked about I have known since
1 took the bungalow. Stay on and wait.
Tietiens has left me. Are you going, too!"
I bad seen him throngh one little affair
connected with an idol that bad brought
me to the doors of a lunatic asylnm, and I
bad no desire to help bim through further
experiences. He was a man to whom un
pleasantnesses arrived as do dinners to
ordinary people.
Therefore 1 explained more clearly than
ever that I liked bim immensely and would
be happy to see bim in tbe daytime; but
that I didn't care to sleep under bis roof.
This was after dinner, when Tietjens bad
gone out to lie in tbe veranda.
"Ton my soul, 1 don't wonder," said
Strickland, with his eyes on the coiling
cloth. "Look at that!"
The tails of two snakes were banging be
tween the cloth and the cornice of the wall.
They threw long shadows in the lamplight.
"If you are afraid of snakes, of course ''
said Strickland.
"I hate and fear snakes, because if you
look into the eyesof any snake you will see
that it knows all and more of the mystery
of man's fall, and that it feels all the con
tempt that tbe devil felt when Adam was
evicted from Eden. Besides which its bite
is generally fatal, and it bursts up trouser
"Von ought to gtt your thatch over
hauled." I said. Give me a masheer rod and
we'll poke 'em down."
"They'll hide among the roof beams,"
said : Strickland. "1 can't stand snakes
overhead. I'm going up. If I shake 'em
down, stand by with a cleaning rod and
break their backs." '
I was not anxious to assist Strickland in
bis work, but I took tbe loading rod and
waited in the dining-room, while Strick
land brought a Gardener's ladder from the
veranda and set it against the side of the
room. The snake tails drew themselves up
and disappeared. We could hear the dry
rushing ecuttle of long bodies running over
the baggy cloth. Strickland took a lamp
with bim, while I tried to make clear the
danger of hunting roof snakes between a
ceiling cloth and a thatch; apart from the
deterioration of property caused by ripping
out ceiling cloths.
"Nonsense!" said Strickland. "Thev're
sure to bide near the walls by the cloth.
The bricks are too cold for 'em, and the
beat of the room is just what they like."
lie put his hand to the corner of the cloth
and ripped the rotten stuff from the cornice.
It gave with a great sound of tearing, and
Strickland put his head through tbe open
ing into the dark of the angle of the roof
beams. 1 set my taetb and lifted the load
ing rod, fori had not the least knowledge
of what might descend.
"H'm," said Strickland, and his voice
rolled and rumbled in tbe roof. "There's
room for another set of rooms up here, and,
by Jove, some one is occupying 'em."
"SnakesT" I said down below.
"So. It's a buffalo. Hand me up the two
first joints of a masheer rod and I'll prod
it. It's lying on the main beam."
I banded up tbe rod. .
"What a nest for owls and serpents. No
wonder the snakes live here," said Strick
land, climbing further into the roof. I
could see his elbow thrusting with the rod.
"Come out of that, whoever you are! Lrok
out! Heads below there! It's tottering."
1 saw the ceiling cloth nearly in the cen
ter of the room bag with a shape that was
pressing it downward and downward to
ward tbe lighted lamps on the table. I
snatched a lamp out of danger and stood
back. Then the cloth ripped out from the
walls, tore, split, swayed and shot down on
the table something that I dared not look
at till Strickland bad slid down the ladder
and was standing by my side.
He did not &a.y much, being a man of few
words, but be picked up the loose end of
the table-cloth aud drew it evcr thiug on
the table.
"It strikes me," said he, pulling down
the lamp, "our frieud Imray has come
back. Oh! you would, would you."
There was a movement under the cloth,'
and a little snake wrignled out, to be back
broken by tbe butt of the mahseer rod. I
was sufficiently sick to make no remarks
worth recording.
Strickland meditated and helped himself
to drinks liberally. The thing under the
cloth made no other 8ign9 of life.
"Isitlmrayl" Iaaid.
Strickland turned back tbe cloth for a
moment and looked.
"It is Imray." he said, "and his throat is
cut from ear to ear."
Then we spoke both tor"ber and to our
selves. "That's why he wlpered about the
bouse." ' '
Tietjens in the garden began to bay furi
ously. A little later her great nose heaved
open the dining-room door.
She suutied and was stilt The broken
and tattered ceiling-cloth hung down al
most to the level of the table, and there
was hardly room to move away from the
Theu Tietjens came in and sat down; her
teeth bared under ber lip and her forcpaws
planted. She looked at Strickland.
"It's a bad business, old lady," said be.
"Men don't go up into the roofs of their
bungalows to die. and they don't fasten uo
the ceiliug-cloth behind 'em. Lot's think it
"Let's think it out somewhero else," I
"Kxcellent idea! Turn the lamps out
'll get into my room."
I did not turn the lam ps out. I went mt
Strickland's room first and allowed bim to
make the darkness. Then be followed me
and we lit tobacco and thought. Strickland
did the thinking. I smoked furiously, be
cause I was afraid.
"Imray is back," said Strickland.
"The question is who killed Imray?
Don't taik.T have a notion of my own.
When I took this bungalow I took most of
Imray's servants. Imray was guileless and
inoffensive, wasn't he!"
I agreed, though the heap nnderthe cloth
looked neither one thing nor the other.
"If I call all the servants they will stand
fast in a crowd and lie like Aryans. What
do you suggest!''
"Call 'em in one by one," I said.
They'll run away and give the news to
all their fellows," said Strickland.
"We must segregate 'em. Do you suppose
your servant knows anything about it?"
"He may, foraugbt I know; but I don't
think it's likely. He has only been here
two or three days." I answered. "What's
yonr notion!"
"I can't quite telL How the dickens did
the man get the wrong side of the ceiling
There was a heavy coughing outside
Strickland's bedroom door. This showed
that Bahadur Khan, his body servant, had
waked from sleep and wished to put Strick
land to bed.
"Come in." said Strickland. "It is a very
warm night, isn't it!"
Bahadur Khan, a great, green turbaned
six foot Mohammedan, said that it was a
very warm night, but that there was more
rain pending, which by His Honor's favor
would bring relief to the country.
"It will be so if God pleases," said Strick
land, tugging off bis boots. "It is in civ
mind, Bahadur Khan, that I have worked
thee remorselessly for many days ever
since that time when thou brst earnest into
my service. Wrhat time was that?"
"Has the heaven born forgotten? It was
when Imray Sahib went secretly to Europe
without warning given, and I even I
came into the honored service of the pro
tector of the poor."
"It is so said among the servants."
"And thou wilt take service with bim
when he returns?"
"Assuredly, Sahib. He was a good mas
ter and cherished his dependents."
"That is true. I am very tired, but I go
buck shooting to-morrow. Give me the lit
tle rifle that I use for black buck; it is in
the case yonder."
The man stooped over the case, handed
barrels, stock and fore end to Strickland,
who fitted them together. Yawning dole
fully, then he reached down to the gun
case, took a solid drawn cartridge and
slipped it into the breech of the .3G0 ex
press. 'And Imray Sahib has gone to Europe se
cretly! That is very strange, Bahadur
Kh in, is it not?"
"What do I know of the ways of tbe
white man, heaven born?"
"Very little, truly. But thou shalt know
more. It has reacbed me that Imray Sahib
has returned from bis so long journeying,
and that even now be lies in tbe next room,
waiting bis servant."
The lamplight slid along the barrels of
the rille as they leveled themselves against
Bahadur Khan's broad breast.
"Go, then, and look!" said Strickland.
"Take a lamp. Thy master is tired and he
waits. Go!"
' Tbe man picked up a lamp and went into
tbe dininir-room. Strickland following and
almost pushing him with the muzzle of the
ride. He looked for a moment at the black
depths behind tbe ceiling cloth; at the car
cass of the mangled snake under foot, and
last, a gray glaze setting on his face, at the
thing under tbo table-cloth.
"Hast thou seen?" said Strickland,
after a pause.
"I have seen. I am clay in the white
man's hands. What does tho presence do?"
"Hang thee within tho month. What
"For killing him? Nay; Sahib, consider.
Walking among us, bis servants, he cast
his eyes upon my child, who was four years
old. 'Him he bewitched, and in ten days
be died of the fever. My child!"
"What said Imray Sahib!"
"lie said be was a handsome child, and
patted him on the bead; wherefore, my
child died. Wherefore, I killed Imray
Sahib in tbe twilight, when he had come
back from office, and was sleeping. Tbe
heaven-born knows all things. I am the
servant of the heaven-born."
Strickland looked at me above the rifle
and said, in the vernacular: "Thou art
witness to this saying. He has killed."
Bahadur Kahn stood ashen gray in the
light of the one lamp. The need for justifi
cation came upon bim very swiftly. "I am
trapped," be said, but the offense was that
man's. He cast an evil eye upon my child,
and 1 killed and hid him. Only such as
are served by devils" be glared at Tiet
jens,' couched stolidly before bim "only
such could know what I did."
"It was clever. But thou sbonldst have
lashed him to the beam with a rope. ioV.
thou, thyself, wilt bang by a rope. Or-"
A drowsy policeman answered Strick
kind's call. He was followed by another,
and Tietjens sat still.
"Take him to the station," said Strick
land. "There is a case toward."
"Do I bang, then?" said Bahadur Kahn,
making no attempt to escape, and keeping
bis eyes on the ground.
"If the sun shines or tbe water runs thou
wilt hang." said Strickland.
Bahadur Kahn stepped back one pace,
quivered and stood Still. Tbe two police
men' waited further orders.
"Go!" said Strickland.
"Nay. but 1 go very swiftly." said Baha
dur Kahn. "Look! I am even now a dead
He lifted his foot, and to the little toe
there clung the head of the half-killed
snake, tirm fixed in the agony of death.
"I come of land-holding stock." said
Bahadur Khan, rocking where he stood.
"It were a disgrace to me to go to the pub
lic scaffold, therefore I take this way. Be
it remembered that tbe Sahib's shirts nre
correctly enumerated, and that there is an
extr.i piece of soap in his wash basin. My
child was bewitched, and I slew the wiz
ard. Why should yon seek to slay me?
My honor is saved, and and I die!"
At the end of au hour he died as they die
who are bitten by the little karait, and
the policemen bore him and tbe thing under
the tablecloth to their appointed places.
They were needed to make clear the dis
appearance of Imruy.
"This." said Strickland, very calmly, as
be climbed into bed, "is called the nine
teenth century. Did you hear what that
man said?"
"I beard," I answered; "Imray made a
"Simply and solely through not knowing
the nature and tbe coincidence of a little
seasonal fever. Bahadur Khan has been
with bim for four years."
I shuddered. My own servant had been
with me for exactly that length of time.
When I went Over to my own room I found
him waiting, impassive as tho copper head
on a penny, to pull off my boots.
"What , has befallen Bahadur Khan?"
said I. .
"He was bitten by a snake and died; the
rest tbe Sahib knows," was the answer.
"And how much of this matter bast thou
"As much as miaht be gathered from one
coming in the twilight to seek satisfaction.
Gently. Sahib. Let me pull oil those boots."
I bad just settled to the sleep of exhaus
ion when I heard Strickland shouting from
his side of the bouse:
'Tietjens has come back to her room!"
And so she had. The great deerhonnd
was couched on her own bedstead, on ber
own blanket, and in the next room tne idle,
empty ceiling-cloth wagged light heartodly
as it hailed on the table.
Love Will Find the Way.
Though the road be long you can't go wrong,
For lovo will rind tlie way.
. Oh! there's never a puzzle in life so hard
But love will tind the way;
There's never a prison so tightly barred
But lore will find the way;
Though clouds of doubt obscure the sky,
Thouch mbta of weepm dim the eye,
Thoupu dangers tower mountain high
Love will And the way.
From "The Merry Monarch. n
The Hair-Pin Antic.
Albany Journal.
A young woman dropped a steel hair-pin
from ber head ns she was about to leave an
electric car. It lay tlat on the floor until
she bad alighted, aud the driver turned tho
current on. Then tbe hair-pin rose and
stood on its bad. Wheu the current was
turned off the hair-pin laid down; when it
was j"' on again the hair-pin would stand
up. The incident aflorded amusement for
the passengers. -
Household Item.
Philadelphia Times.
Xo house Is now considered stylish with
out a yellow room., the wall-naper, and
draperies and upholster' all to harmonize,
though in different shades, and the fur
niture usually in white enamel.
The I.and Rejond the Sea.
Tbe land beyond the pea!
When will life's task be o'ert
When shall we reach that soft blue shore
O'er the dark strait, whose billows foam and
When shall we come to thee,
Calm lmd beyond tho sea!
The laud beyond the seal
How close It often seems
When flushed with evening's peaceful gleam; "
And the wlstrul heart looks o'er the strait, and
It loncs to fly to thee,
Calm land beyond the sea!
The land boyond tke sea!
Sometimes distinct and near.
It grows upon tbeeje and ear.
And the jrulf narrows to a thread-like mere;
We seem half-way to thee.
Calm land beyond the sea!
' Faber.
International gunday-School Lesson for Sept.
28, 1890.
M. The great supper Luke xiv, 15-24.
Tu.-Taking up the cross Luke xiv,25-28.
W. The rrodisil son..... ..Luke xv, 11-24.
Th.-Irevailng Drayer Luke xviil, 1-14.
F. Entering the kingdom Lukcxvm.l.VJS.
ti. Jesus and Zaccheus ...Luke xix, 1-10.
6u. Jesus entering JerusalemLuke xix, 37-48.
I. How did Jesus show that care for the
sick is proper for the Sabbath day? j What
were some of the Sabbath rales of the
Pharisees? How did Jesus show that it is
the spirit of the Sabbath law that is of im
portance? WThy is it important to us as in
dividuals and as a nation to keop the Sab
bath holy?
2. . What were the exci ses given for not
attending the great snuper? What are the
excuses men give now fr not accepting
the invitation to the gospel feast? What
is the real reason that is at the bottom
of all their exenses? To whom is the invi
tation to this feast to be carried by Chris
tians? What will be the fate of those who
refuse to accept? -
3. What is demanded of those who would
follow Christ?; What illustrations did
Jesus give to showthoimportanceof count
ing the cost in spiritual things? What does
it cost to become a Christian? What is the
profit of becoming a Christian? What il
lustration did Jesus give to show the im
portance of having the power as well as the
form of godliness?
4. What three parables did Jesus give to
show that He came to seek and to save tbe
lost? How is the sinner like the lost sheep?
How in the Savior like the shenherd? How
is the sinner like the lost coin? In what
respect should every Christian resemble the
woman in this parable?
5. How does the parable of tbe prodigal
son show (1) the selnshness. the ingratitude,
short-sightedness of the sinner; (2) the con
sequences of sin; (3) the steps of Jesus; (4)
the forgiving love of the Savior?
G. Give five points of contrast (between
tbe rich man and Lazarus in this life. Give
live points of .contrast between tho two in
the life beyond. What in this lesson teaches
permanence of chaiactcr? What teaches
that men have no excuse for not being
ready for heaven?
7. How is leprosy a typo of sin? What
did Jesus do for toe lepers, and what will
be do for sinners? How should' Christians
show their gratitude to God?
8. By what illustration did Jesus teach
importunity in prayer? What was wrong
in the prayer of the Pharisee? Why was
the prayer of the publican a true prayer?
9. What teaches tbo love of Jesus for
children? How must all receive the king
dom of God? What were the good quali
ties of tbe young man who came to Jesus?
What was lacking! Why is it hard for the
rich to enter the kingdom of God? What
is tbe reward of bim who gives up all for
- 10. What rich man sought Jesus and
found him? What lesion for ns in tbe way
in which Zaccheus sought Jesus? How did
Jesus receive him. What lesson for us in
Jesus' treatment of Zaccheus? .
II. Who are tbe servants in the parable
of the pounds? With what has God in
trnsted them? What are the rewards of
the faithful? What is the fate of the un
faithful? 12. Describe 'the . triumphal procession.
Why did Christ weep over Jerusalem?
What did Jesus teach ns about bis house?
Who was the most attractive speaker that
ever lived, and why?
Of General Interest.
On the first day of the term the Newton
Theological Institute (Baptist), of Newton,
Mass., received thirty-two applications for
In 1801 one person of every three in the
United Kingdom professed tho Komish
faith; now only one of every seven belongs
to that communion.
Tbe Baptist missionaries of Japan have
joined in an appeal to their churches in the
United States, for an immediate reinforce
ment of twenty-three men.
There are, all told, 447 churches in New
Tork city and 313 in Brookly n, a total of
TOO for a population, of 2,4iy,000, or one
church to about 3,183 inhabitants.
A dispatch from Pierre, S. D., states that
Colonel Allison, a government scout, was
converted recently at a camp-meeting, and
baa since been preaching among the Sioux.
Hundreds of Indians have been converted
under his prcachiDg. '
Of the 1.030,000.000 heathens and Moham
medans the evangelical churches of the
world have gathered only about 3.000.000.
or one soul in every SS0. Of the 250,000,000
in tho Indian empire only one soul in every
00 has been gathered in. It is as if out of
the population of London there were some
12.000 converts.
The Methodist ministrv of Germany, ac
cording to Ur.Mendenhall.of the Methodist
Review, "are temperate, nearly if not quite
all being total abstainers from all drinks
that intoxicate. 'This is true of manv of
the Methodist laity. The Methodist Epis
copal Church in Germany, therefore, stands
as an opponont to the liquor interests, ad
vocating sobriety, and exemplifying it by
corresponding practice.
Mrs. Mary Clement Leavitt. writing from
Banana, Congo Free Btate, says: "Tbe
fearful tide of drink here is more fearful
than one can imacino until one has really
seen, as I have done, the 6teamers full of
the vilest spirits, much of which is simply
alcohol distilled from the cheapest sub
stance that will produce it, brought out in
this form to be reduced with water, fla
vored with anise-seed, and so sold at an
enormous profit."
It is said that last week a loan of $125,000
was secured from a New York capitalist for
Dr. Talmage's new church building, in
BrooKlyn. After theTabernacle was burned
down $130,000 was received from the insur
ance companies; to this was added $.10,000
received for the site, which was sold, and
S5.000 offered in cash. In addition to this,
$15,000. it is said, has been received in sub
scriptions and from other sources. Out of
this $1SO,000 tbe trustees have bought a site
for a new tabernacle for $93,000, paying
834.000 of it in cash. They then had about
JllOO.OOO for building operations. To this
has been added the $125,000 borrowed last
Thoughts for the Day.
Within every man's thought is a higher
thought within the character he exhibits
to-day a higher character. Emerson.
He that has a pure heart will never cease
to pray; and he who will be constant in
prayer shall know what it is to have a pure
heart. La Combe.
Is there but one day of judgment? Why,
for us every day is a day of jndgment ev
ery day is a dies ira and writes its irrev
ocable verdict in the flame of its west.
Think you that judgment waits till the
doors of thcgrave are opened? It waits at
tho doors of your houses, it waits at the
corners of your streets. Knskin.
What are men better than sheep or coats
That nourish a blind life without the brain.
If, knowing God, they lift not bands of prayer.
Both for themselves and those who, call them
For so the whole round earth is every way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Now beautiful it is to be all ve.
To wake each morn as If the Maker's grace
Did us afresh from nothingness derive.
That we tuitrht sing, How happy is our case,
liow beautiful it is to be alive.'
Henry Septimus Sutton.
And wbnt the Swede intends, and what tho
To measure life learn thou betimes, and know
Toward solid good what leads the nearest way;
For other things mild heaven a time ordiins.
And disapprove that care, though wiie in show,
That with superfluous burden loads tbe day.
And when God sends a cheerful hour refrains.
Tho Tenderness of a Soldier.
Philadelphia Record
We cannot forbear to quote tbe state
ment of Mr. Barrows, a Boston naturalist,
who accompanied the Seventh Cavalry on
one of its marches. HeBaid that Goneral
Custer riding at the head of the column
seeing tho nest of a meadow lark with its
young in the grass guided his horse around
it and resumed the straight course again
without a word. The whole command of
many hundred cavalrymen made the same
detour, each detachment coming up to the
place where the preceding horsemen had
turned out. and looking down into tbe nest
to And tbe reason for the unusual de
parture from the straight line of march.
The first piano was invented as far baok
as 171C.
The population of the world doubles
itself in 2t30 years.
An Apalachicola. Fla., resident killed a
rat that weighed 72 pounds.
A watermelon weighing 165 pounds has
bee raised at Wheatland, Cai.
lioller-skates were first patented by a
London fruiterer named Tyers, in 1823, and
bis pattern had one line of wheels.
A squash at Colfax, N. M.. is under guard
day aud night. It now measures eight feet
four inches round and is still growing.
A wild sweet potato found growing near
Taulsboro, N. J., measured twenty inohes
in circumference and weighed 122 pounds,
it is said.
A young man walked in bis sleep one
night this week, at Slaterville, Ga., and
when be awoke be found himself at a grind
stone sharpening bis knife.
As early as 1853 a Bristol & Exeter broad
gauge locomotive, carrying a light load and
running on a falling grade, developed a
speed of eighty miles an hour.
Charles D. Young, a Denver boy of fifteen,
has just built the smallest coal-burning
locomotive in existence. It is about five
feet long and weighs 235 pounds.
The Olympia Tribune says there are trees
at tbe base of Mount Tacoma, Wash., that
are 050 feet tall. A flag-staff 400 feet long
is to be sent to the Chicago exposition.
Tne total number of passengers carried in
the United States during 1SS9 was 472,171,
343. One passenger in every 1,523,133 was
killed, and one iu every 220,024 was injured.
Snails are largely eaten by consumptives
in England who can aflord them. They are
imported, and the best are from the vine
yards of France. A tin of Snails cost $1.12.
A powerful man named Frey tag, at Liep
ring, in Bavaria, bet that a horse could not
move him from his door, but when the trial
came his neck was broken in the contest,
and he fell dead.
A census of fruit-bearing trees has been'
taken in Los Angeles county by Messrs.
Mitchell and niith, who devoted three
months to the work. They report the total
nnmber at 10.3G5.375.
The famous Hindoo god, Lmgham, is now
owned by an English gentleman named
Spencer, who paid 13,000 for it at an auc
tion sale in London in 18SS. This curious
relic stands but 122 inches high.
J. W. Grover, clerk of Thomas county
(Georgia) Superior Court, has ill his pos
session a little calico frock which bis
mother made for him forty-five years ago.
Ho wore it before he was able to walk.
Very few peoplo Know that Georgia pro
duces olive oil. A planter in St. Simon's
island has a grove of NX) trees, nearly in
full bearing, from which he has made about
200 gallons of oil, besides the fruit picked.
The balloon proposed for polar explora
tions is ninety-nine feet in diameter, and
500,000 cubic feet in volume. The journey
is to be begun from Spitzbergen, and with
a favorable wind is expected to last four or
five days.
Fifteen years ago B. II. Glover, the presi
dent of the Farmers' Alliance, came to Kan
sas almost penniless. Now he owns 1,000
acres of line land, seventy-five bead of
horses, one hundred cattle and lots of farm
ing machinery.
The locomotive telephone signal enables
two trains approaching each other to com-,
municate by closing the circuit when two
miles apart. The ringing of a gong warns
the engineers, who can converse with each
other over the telephone.
The salt-works at Saltair. U. T.. cover 900
acres. The vats are fifteen feet above the
surface of the lake and are filled by means
of a huge ropo driven at a high speed,
which lifts the brine in a steady stream at
the rate of 15,000 gallons a minute.
A cork ropo is the latest invention. It is
made of small corks placed end to end and
the whole covered with a braiding of cot
ton twine; over this is a coarser braiding in
heavy strands. According to the inventor
a rope one inch thick will stand a strain of
1,000 pounds.
It has been computed as an illustration
of the great cheapening of ocean freights,
which has taken place in recent years that
baif a sheet of note paper will develop
suflicient power when burned in connec
tion with the triple expansion engine to
carry a ton a mile in an Atlantic steamer.
A town in England, Skiddaw, Cumber
land, stands unique as a township of one
bouse and one solitary male adult inhabit
ant. This man is deprived of his vote be
cause of the fact that there are no overseers
to make out a voter's list, and no church or
public building on which to publish one, if
It is not generally known that excessive
palpitation of tbe heart can be promptly
stopped by bending double,, with the bead
downward and the arms peDdant, so that
temporary congestion ef the upper part of
the body is produced. If the breath be
held at the same time the effect of this ac
tion is hastened.
. George W. Davis, of Morgan county,
Georgia, has a white hawk which measures
four and a half feet from tip to tip of its
wings. Mr. Davis says be bad seen tbe
bird in his neighborhood for several years,
but had never had an opportunity of shoot
ing it before. The hawk was slightly
wounded and Mr. Davis speaks of sending
it to Grand Park Zoo in Atlanta.
It is reported that throe nails of the true
cross have been found in a very singular
place, namely, in the ruins of the theater
at Zurich which was burned down. They
were in a little ivory casket of admirable
workmanship, together with a manuscript
of parchment, and were bricked up within
a little cavity of the substructure. It is
presumed that these relics were hidden by
monks during the Information.
The Idlest Social Group in the World at a
Western Seaside Itesort.
Charles Dudley Warner, in September Harper.
On one of the most charming of the
many wonderfully picturesque little
beaches on the Pacific coast, near Monterey,
is tbe idlest if not tbe most disagreeable
social group in the world. Just off the
shore, further than a stone's-throw, lies a
mass of broken rocks. Tbe surf comes
leaping and laughing in, sending up, above
the enrving green breakers and crests of
foam, jets and spirals of water which flash
like silverfountainsin the sunlight. These
islets of rock are the home of the sea-lion.
This loafer of the coast congregates here
by tho thousand. Sometimes the rocks are
quite covered, the smooth rounded surface
of the larger one presenting the appearance
at a distance of a knoll dotted with dirty
sheep. There is generally a select knot of
a dozen lloating about in the Stillwater
under the lee of tbe rock, bobbing up their
tails and flippers very much as black drift
wood might heave about in the tide. Dur
ing certain parts of the day members of
this community are off fishing in deep
water; but what they like best to do is to
crawl up on the rocks and grunt and bellow,
or go to sleep in the sun. Some of them
lie half in water, their tails lloating
and their ungainly heads wagging. These
uneasy ones are always wriggling out or
plunging in. Some crawl to the tops of tbe
rocks and lie like gunny bags stuffed with
meal, or they repose on the broken surfaces
like masses of jelly. When they are all at
home tbe rocks have not room for them, and
they crawl on and over each other, and lie
like piles of undressed pork. In the water
they are black, but when they are dry in
the sun the skin becomes a dirty light
brown. Many of them are huge fellows, with
a body as big as an ox. In the water they
are repulsively graceful; on the rocks
they are as ungainly as boneless cows, or
bogs that have lost their shape in prosper
ity. Summer and winter (and it is almost
always summer on this coast I these beasts,
which aro well fitted for neither land nor
water, spend their time in absolute indo
lence, except when they are compelled to
cruise around in deep water for food. They
are of no use to anybody, either for their
skin or for their llesb. Nothing could be
more thoroughly disgusting and uncanny
than tbey are. and vet nothing more fas
cinating. One could watcb them tbe irre
sponsible, formless lumpsof intelligent nesh
for hours without tiring. I scarcely know
what the fascination is. A small seal play
ing by himaelf near the shore, floating on
and diving under breakers, is not so very
disagreeable, especially if be comes so near
that you can see bis pathetic eyes; but
these brutes in this perpetual summer re
sort are disgustingly attractive. Nearly
everything - about -them, including their
voice. is repulsive. Perhaps it is the
absolute idleness of the community
that makes it interesting. To fish,
to swim, to snooze on the rocks,
that is all, forever and ever. No
past, no future. A society that lives for
tue laziest sort of pleasure. If they were
rich, what more could they baveT Is not
this the ideal of a watering-place life?
Tricks Tlayed on a Drummer In a Missouri
Salt Lake Tribune.'.
MWooden-ware Abbey. V a jolly New York
man. who visits Salt Lake about once per
annum, will begin hit week's stay m Zion
to-day. One of his friends tells a good
story on bim. WThen he began his career
be was assigned to tbe State of Missouri,
and used to roam over the Ozark mountain
region occasionally. Dovm in a little vil
lage at the foot of one ef those huckleberry
peaks was a store, kept by an old man who
was a mighty good customer, and Abbey
never called on him without getting a good
One day when the old man had just com
pleted an order for bowls, etc., be spoke up
and remarked:
'Say, Mr. Abby, do you nns keep goose
yokes? There's a powerful demand Jronnd
these parts for goose-yokes. Most every
body keeps geese, an' they are always
strayin' off somewhere. If yon yoke 'em,
why they don't wander off much."
"Why, certainly," replied Abbey; "my
house has the reputation of making the
finest goose yokes in the world. We have
a patent yoke just out that is conceded to
be the finest thing in the country." Abbey
didn't know what a goose yoke was. bnt be
determined to find out "How many will
you require?"
"Oh, send me a gross, I guess, and say,
have 'em in different colors, red. and blue,
and yaller, and such like. Then every
bodyll know their geese."
So Abbey made made out an ordef for one
frrws goose yokes and sent it up. To say
that the clerk at the office was paralyzed
would be putting it mild. Goose yokes!
Never heard of such a thing. So be con
sulted the head book-keeper. That official
looked over the order and ejaculated:
"Why, what in blank does the man mean?
Who in blank ever heard of a goose yoke?
Fill the order except that part of it. The
man must be playing a joke or thinks he is.
but be is too blank fresh for a new fellow."
But tbe senior partner of the firm, who
just then dropped in, explained all by say
ing that Abbey had evidently made a mis
take. That the country where the order
was from was a sheep conntry, and that it
was sheep-yokes that were required. Tho
house didn't happen to have any sheep
yokes in stock, but by a careful skirmish
they were found in the city and were duly
Abbey dropped down in the Ozark coun
try about three months later, and tbe first
words that greeted his ear were:
"Say, young feller, you must think the
geese 'round these parts are mighty tall,
when yon send such things as these to put
on 'em." .
Aud that is why Abbey treated the town
and his house bad a consignment of yokes
returned. Anybody desiring cigars can ob
tain them by going up to bim and request
ing him to telfthat "goose-yoke" story. He
won't tell it, but a demand for matches will
soon be created.
She Had Faith.
Boston Transcript.
It is a little bard, sometimes, to teach
small children to be humane. A little girl
of the listener's acquaintance stepped, pur
posely, upon a beautiful caterpillar on tbe
porch, and crushed it to death. Her aunt
took her in baud.
"Dorothy, dear," said this relative, hold
ing her by the arm, "don't you know that
God made that caterpillar?"
"Well,", said tho child, lookingnp archly,
"don't you think be could make another
Successor to Wm. C Anderson,
86 KaHt Market Street.
Hartfora Block, 81 East Market 8t
DR. E. R. LEWIS, 1
257 North Delaware street. Telephone 1229.
Practice limited to diseases of the
227 North Delaware Street.
Office. 05 East Market Street. Hours. 9 te 10 a.
2 to 3 p. m. Sundays eioepted. Telephone 041.
OFFICE 104 North Meridian nt Office honrs 8
to 9 a. in.; 3 to 3 p. ra.; lui'J to 8:30 p. m. Telephone.
H02. Residence-L'70 North Delaware it. House
telephone (day), 1215.
OTFICE-3C9 8011th Meridian street.
RESIDENCE 673 North Meridiai street.
OfliC Honrs: 9 to 10 a. m.,2 to 4 p. m.. 7 to 8 p. m.
Telephones Office: 907. Residence: 427.
139 North Meridian street Telephone 1231.
Residence 367 Park are. Office 99 East Market
St. Booms 1 and 2, Baldwin's Block. Telephone Utl2.
OFFICE 102 North Meridian at, from 2 to 4 p. ra.
RESIDENCE-808 East Washington st House
telephone 1279.
It leads them all for Strength. Beauty and DnrabiU
ity. Anchoret Posts not affected by 1amU malleabls
iron ronnectiods; adjustable cate-hlnges; heavy
wroughtiron picket gates, self-closing.
BICYCLES New and Second-Hani
nrRepalrlnff a specialty. Rldinjr-aoliool
opn. Purchasers tatigbt to rt4 free of
VOhanre. So. 110 NORTH PENN. ST.
i L s send 2o stamp for catalogue.
J. R. RYAN & CO.',
Commission Merchants, Wholesale Dealers In
Grain, Flour, Feed. Hay, etc., tJ2 and tti East
Marrland st
15 South Meridian street. Indianapolis, Ind. Send
for catalogue.
The Indianapolis Fonco Co.,
Wrought-Iron and Steel Ribbon
Protected by U. 8. Patents.
Hare been awarded the following oon tracts shore
all competitors:
FairviewPark lO.fXiOfeet
Washington Park ..!M.0K ftet
Richmond Hospital ii.Ooo ti-et
"We manufacture ciff tit lin rtiit tlt-i:nsof all
of w hicb aro scroll Kates, neater. rhearr ainl sup,
rior to any other gate manufactured, we guarantee
entire satisfaction, bend dlaeram of allor-Wa.
Telephone lb 7. 13. 13 and 17 Mc ,'atb stroet
) ,1 1
r Ml 2. g
mTrTvc Tl C. A CO.. Mannfactarra ant
A 1 IV 1 iN O Ke;virer ol ClUCULAIt CKQS3-
CUT. HAND, ana ill "
iwmnir. err Wheels and
Illinois street, one nnaxe sooth
Vnum Station.
f ill s;ii,,nll.
fl 1 VITfl BHL.TING nnd
Uil I I KJ Specialties of
W. 15. Barry Saw & Supply Co.,
132 & 131 8. Penn. sL All kinds of Saws repaired.
OrnU' clothing clwxnM. dyed and repaired.
Lailies" dresses cleaned an 1 djeU.
ttid Harvesting JIafe Gi,
Manufacturers of
lladqurtr for Indiana. MeOnnick Block. Iai
Ciacapolia. lnd. J. IX. JlKlTWOOD. Manager.
Dealers in Iron Pipe, Drlven-well Points and ail
Drlven-well barpUe. iy7 and IV &. Meridian sV.
A set of the very best Teeth, on Babber, for $3 anl
Teeth without plat. or erotrn and bridge work.
pwialty. Vitalized Air admlnUtered.
orr'lCE 24a Imi Washington street, opposite
New Yorfc Store.
Nordyko & Mnrmon Co. Estab, 18511
Mill and Elerator Bolldrs,
Indianapolis. Ind. Holler Mills. M13
i.. u.ittn. T.lrl n -Lrtfi OralA
ckvuiinfc Machinery. MlldUnr-punlls
Portable MlUa, eta, sW
TaAs strsav
cars lur stocxyaraa.
bOaod tsJ Soath MerUian str. .
1TEN11Y CODURN, dealers In all kinds of Bond
Idk Material. Bash, Doors, liiinds and F rare as. Vs
randa work a pclalty.
VL.ANINO-MI1.L ajcd YABD Kentucky arena
and Mississippi street.
ICti to 174 600th New- Jersey street.
fir All kinds of honae-flnUh LuiubW, Fhlngles, eto
New Laws, New Rulln cs. Every o Wler or "ol.
diers widow should send to th Old IUbllshed
Claim Apency of 1. JL FITZGLKALD and ret hi
12-iare pamphlet on War Claims andoopy of new
law. Mailed free. 1 II. FITZGLRaLd, 6Sa
East Market street; Indianapolis, Ini. ,
A large ttook, from $33 to $133.
Peoond hand Wheels taken la exchange '
fornew ones.
w An all kinds ff ItKPAIBlNO.
A full line of Spalding's Uaae-bail foods. ,
Bend for CATALOG. AjteiU wanted In erary town
113 W. Washington at., Indianapolis;
(Opposite Bute-house.)
Tram . 55. t C3. tlCV
to 9fto pr set. AllklAdscf
f ne dental work at red&c 1
prtroe. Fine srold OiUnf aj
11 and npward. Ml ret
Teeth extracted for 33 eta
Teeth extracted wlthscl
rain. All work warrelJ
as represented
fifteen years experience.
a P. II tBiiOK. ALanac
Booms 3 and 4. Grand Onera-hooaa.
Absolut safety airalnet Fire and Burglar, "fin
est and and only rault of the kind In the etattk
Policeman day and night oncuard. Deslmsl
for the safe-keeplnir of Money, Bonds. WUi"V
Deeds, Abstracts. Silver-plato, Jewels, tuxd'Yt
uable Trunks and Pacta gea, e to.
S. A. Fletcher A- Co. Safe Depo3itt
r !
36 A Mass. are. and 95 N. 111. sk Gents Clothea
cleaned, dyed and rspalrod. LdieV T1reas olned
and dyed. Velvets and eal Bk ins ranlahed. etc.
Oldest and Largest Fire Insurance Oeneral Afrn-r
in IndlsnapoUa. OOoe Thorp lUook. bS and LJ I
ast Market street. ' .
Tatented Sept. 24. snd Teh. 25. 1890.
Tills lroprorement dhw
fxnees with the Icxre sum
lion plate In common us
lor 1'irtial de&Uir. Itwi'J
alitft supplant bril rework
in larre measure, which 1st.
Ur Is dlficult to f t involves the ltticetion ot
valuable testh. The pUtfi are rerj smaiLabost one
quarter to one-eifflith tbe usnal size. Being con
ttrnrtpd on true laerhanical prtnrlplra. they fit Ue
mouth wit a iifrtect accuracy. Tha rstra appll
to all c&4a Laving one or more natural treln reuiatiw
luiron either Jaw. The patent rntl hiiary V.
lblto, is lor sn improvement in rcUl'.lo testes. Tbej
t-st material for thin pnrpoe Is gold. Other male
rials have a special ntUlty. bat rold Is to be preferred.
With this method a prriet tlttitis: gold plate can be
made which has nvrr been bccotnplinbee. before, ov.
log U tba warpaee tl.ftt Invariably occurs in eoldar
Ingthe rUtpard trl! to th plate.
Dr. F. a CARLTON, Manager. 40 A 41 Vanos Black.
Pat'd 2sqt. 13, 18SS. Belasue. Deo. S. 18ti9.
Th!s cut shows our yrro'l Cle (prd Arm 2t.0)u
set iu our staudard two and onv!iI! tv-C tx strand
Irn Fi ner, our thre fet avt-n strand fence la
nsd here stock run at lars. our Fann Fencing ut
bng unlverMUY a.1optod. Fend diagrams fr ctu
inat. t'lrruhirs fr-. CLK AVKLAN I FKKCX1
CO, 1 "d 21 Iiiddle street. IudiarepoUs, Ind.
Which hao
been for
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U tho latest
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