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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1899.
aai i TRUE HISTORY OF THE CARDIFF GIANT ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF FRAUDS. How tho Late l'rofe33or Marsh of Yale Had Ills Suspicions Aiouscd After Many of tho World's Most Eminent Scientists Had Been Tak en In by the Hoax. Mcgargee, In Philadelphia Times. The recent dentil of Professor O. C. Marsh, the famous paleontologist of Yalo college, brings to tnlnd tho fact that ho .was tho llrst to detect tho fraudulent character of the famous petrified man known tho world over as Iho Cardiff giant. Some years ago, Bhortly after the war the narrator cannot fix th exact date and all books of reference are silent on tho subject, although It was probably In 1SGD there was published In some of the newspapers- of the country an announcement that there had been exhumed near Cardlff.a small settlement not far from Blnghaniton, X. Y what was called and long supposed to bo a perfect llg uro of a gigantic man, which by the preserving qualities of that particular bit of earth had been transformed Into a stone linage, or petrifaction. Tho discovery created intense excitement not only In tho scientific world of this country and among learned men nbrcad, but nmnng people generally, ns being strong evidence of a gigantic race of men onro having trod tills con tinent. Tho colossal stone figure It was over nine feet long was placed on exhibition on the spot where It was found, an ndmlsslon fee being charged for tho privilege of viewing It, and the proprietor of the fnim took in more money than If he had discovered a rich vein of gold-beating quartz. There were doubting Thomases, however, but it was not until some years later that tho Cardiff giant eame to be looked upon by scientific men as a gigantic fraud instead of a gigantic petrifica tion. MAYOR RANKIN. About ten years ago the narialor, In the law ofllcee of the late James II. Hcvcrin, was Introduced to a gcr.tlo man named John Rankin, who ha,jl been mayor of Blnghamton prior to tho discovery of the famous stone im age, lie was born in the small town of Homer, N. Y., whence he removed to Blnghamton, where for awhile ho taught penmanship. There he met Sir. Hevcrln, who then was a frequent vis itor to that prosperous community, probably owing to the fact that the lady who afterward became his wife was there receiving her education. Af ter tho discovery of tho Cardiff giant, Rankin suddenly and mysteriously gave evidence of having acquired con ulderable wealth. As a result of tho narrator meeting Bankln he learned no matter how or from whom tho true history of that famous exhumation, which you will find in no book, but you can depend upon its entire reliability. Tho Cardiff giant was one of tho cleverest frauds ever perpetrated up on that most gullible coterie known as the "scientific world." It is fcinsular how learned men of this class can be duped by chailatans with an ease that would be impossible among ordinary men possessed of no greater mental equipment that plain common sense. Instances of this kind are numerous. The great Leldy pronounced Foro paugh's calelmined elephant a genu ine" While Klephant from Slam," and men of equal scientific rank declared that the Cardiff giant was the petrified body of a piehlstorlc man. Professor John Hall, tho geologist of the state of New Yoik. publicly stated his be lief in its antiquity. Dr. Oliver Wen dell Holmes expatiated upon Its won derful anatomical interest, and even Ralph Waldo Ihnerson pronounced it beyond the depth of his philosophy. Yet the stone Imago was an utter fraud whose 01 Iglnator was John Ran kin, nnd his solo motive was the mak ing of money. With tho aid of a far mer, named George Hull, on whose grounds tho figure was subsequently found and probably with tho assist ance of others the mammoth human effigy was constructed out of cement and sand secured for the purpose In the neighborhood of Cardiff. When completed different parts of the body were washed repeatedly with a stiong Hecoetion of coffee until the dark stains had permeated below the surface. When it was in readiness tho figure was buried at night time at a spot where it was subsequently discovered, the dirt in and around the hole hav ing been thoroughly mixed with the same kind of sand of which tho alleged petrified body was composed. Every thing being in readiness, the farmer who owned the land found a pretext some time later for making an exhum- A BURDEN LIFTED. When a woman who has long suffered from female troubles, is again restored to health she feels that a tremendous burden has beeii lifted from her shoulders. Her figure rounds out again. Color comes to tier cheeta, aim sparkle to her eyes. to he feels much the same u when a girl, and if the neighbor.) wouldn't talk, the chnncen ro she would go out aud have a i;ood romp, as in childhood' days. Doctor Tierce's Favor ite Pre ecription lifts the burden of disease from women. It stops drain in the feminine organs. It Birenginrni me rrague supports mat. noia the internal organs in place. It corrects irregularities. It drives away the "blues" and banishes nervousness. The ordeal of child-bearing is rendered an occasion pf no danger and little pain. It is the best jnedictno that Dr. R. V. Pierce, the long experienced specialist fit woman's diseases, ever made. The Doctor will give free, fatherly advice to all women who write him at Buffalo, N. V. No fee whatever is charged. "I wet a pelt (uoicrrr for four years from dl placement nrt ulceration," write! Mra. Mary I'ickeiior. of Olllc, Ecokulc County, Iowa. "At the time I began uelnr Dr. Fierce' Pavorite Prescription I wae not able to tit up in bed I leak elst bottles anil txt 10 be a it out woman. I alao car Dr. Pierce' Ooldeu Medio! Iiicrn reryto toy Utile daughter for qulneyacd culirrtrt Iciuua and It completely cured her. Any rio-ibt- &l thl can writ to me, enclosing a .tamp, od JJwtll answer." 1 Honest dealer will not urge substitutes lev medicines in the world "just as aitnouen avaricious aniucisLs II sometimes say to for the sake of greater pront to be made upon the iot aruues. sy fTm ur ntlon at the point of burial nnd tho Cardiff giant was revealed to a won dering people. While tho scientific world wan dobatlng whether the mam moth figure was n real fossil or a stono cut three hundred years before by the Jesuit fathers, or a Phoenician god, Hull and his confederates Rankin keeping himself discreetly in tho back ground were luring money rapidly fiom tho 'curious public, who wcro charged CO cents a head for viewing tho gigantic petrification, and the Kchemlnr farmer even refused an offer of $10,000 for n part Interest In his wondcrfuf possession. ' oni: skeptic. There was one skeptic, however. In tho person of Prof. Marsh, of New Haven, nnd tho story of his relation ship to tho matter Is thus lccorded by a Yale graduate: "U so happened that Prof. Marsh was a native of Western New York, familiar with Us geological features and had explored tho very region In which tho giant was supposed to have lain undisturb ed for so many centuries. Fossils were somewhat In Ills line, too, even In those early days, and it was perfectly nat ural that his Interest should have been aroused by these stories of a fossilized man. Ho was, however, skeptical ftom the start. He determined to ex amine Into the foundation for nil the wonderful stories he had heard, and so one day n small, keen-eyed man presented himself and his CO cents nt the tent In Syracuse where the won der lay In state. The attendants had no Idea who their visitor was, and their suspicions were not aroused oven when he requested permission to go Insldo the ropes and tr.ako a moio minute examination. This permission was secuied after some difficulty. He was accompanied by the keeper, who, dur ing the examination, kept pointing out all tho fine points of his charge in ap parent fear that Prof. Marsh might miss something. The professor, how ever, saw a great many more things than any one had any idea of. The first thing he noticed was that the stone of which the image was made was gypsum. It so happened that gyp sum is soluble In 400 parts of water, and that the region in which the Image was found was very damp so, how un der the sun, tho professor asked him self, could it have retained that flno polish and all the pinhole marks that tho scientists had explained as pores of the skin. Tho professor further ob served that these pores occurred at regular intervals and In the same nbundance, which at onco led him to the conclusion that they had been mado with some Instrument moving regu latly over the surface. In fact, Prof. Marsh had hardly examined tho thing five minutes before he saw it was a gigantic fraud. The first step he took after reaching the hotel was to write a letter to a newspaper friend exposing the fraud, which that gentleman at onco published. Tho letter went tho rounds of the press and was generally regarded ns convincing proof against the antiquity of tho giant." MARSH DISBELIEVED. It must be admitted, however, that Professor Marsh's exposure could scarcely be termed a complete disclo sure of the fraudulent character of the Cardiff giant. This came later through no act of liis, ns will be explained later. Of course an opinion from a naturalist of such rank as Professor Marsh caused tho scientific world to take pause in its acceptance of the mammoth figure as a phenomenon of nature. But believers In its authenti city remained by the thousands, be cause the devisers of tho fraud had protected their secret well. Mr. Ran kin has been described to the narrator by a friend as one "who never had any intimates; fewer confidants. The 'heathen Chinee' was not more secret ive or more 'child-like and bland,' than he." Besides himself nnd Hull, the fanner, the only one who had knowl edge of the fraud was the manufac turer of the alleged petrification. Strong in the- belief that their secret was guarded beyond the chance of un questioned discovery, they actually had tho audacity to take the Cardiff giant to New Haven for exhibition, having previously, however, carved un der the left arm a cabalistic inscrip tion. This was discovered by the Rev. Alexander McWhorter, who is describ ed by his familiars as a "Yale gradu ate, a former professor in tho Troy Theological seminary, and a man of much antiquarian knowledge and gen eral scholarship." He at onco deciph ered the Inscription under the left arm as Phoenician, and meaning: "Tumur, god of gods," and vehemently declared that tho stono image was really a Phoenician god, and In support of this theory wrote nn elaborate magazine article which was published, with Il lustrations, in the Galaxy. This was reviewed in a scientific publication in Germany by a Berlin naturalist of high standing, and who publicly declared that MeWhorter had made a great dis covery. All this gave the Cardiff giant another boom, and Its projectors car ried the 6tono man on a triumphal tour through the country, coining shekels as they went. THE FINAL DISASTER. Disaster, however, befell it in El Taso, on the Rio Grande, where, while the heavy figure It weighed nearly 1,000 pounds was being unloaded from a railroad car it fell to the ground and broke, the fracture exposing heavy rods of iron which formed a frame work around which ilu Cardiff giant was constructed, and which held to gether the massive rtructure. Thero it was abandoned, and there Us remains still could be seen a few yeats ago back of an amusement hall in El Paso Park, its broken legs and nrms.through which the heavy rods of iron projected, lying among piles of broken frame work and bits of torn canvas scenery which littered tho ground. That 1b tho description of Its last resting place as revealed to the narrator in a personal letter from one who passed through El Paso In a journey through California and Old Mexico. Thus was Professor Marsh's claim verified. PRIVATE GRAYSON DID IT. It Was Ha Who Fired the First Shot in tho Filipino War The first shot that sounded the death knell of Filipino hopes was fired by Pil vato Grayion, of Company D, of the First Nebraska Volunteers. Tho Keuraskas had been encamped for two months at Santa Mesa, one of the numerous dis tricts, resembling wards, into which Ma nila is divldid. The camp was practical ly on the flrlng-llne, simply a spaco of a few hundred ards intervening between the Filipino and tho Aineilcan forces en tirely around tho city. Tho Filipinos wore strongly Intrenched in tho Santa Mesa illiirli-t, und Just behind their lines were the old Spanish stone arsenal and two of the fourtoen block-houses that ex tend around the city, The country Is rolling, and is ono of the prettiest of tho suburbs, a number of foreign consuls and wealthy residents having their houses at Santa Mesa. The growing spirit of un friendliness between the two forces had Sunday-Softool Lesson for June 25. Secoed Quarterly RevieWo BY J. E. GILBERT, D. D., LL. D., Secretary of American Society of Religious Education. INTRODUCTION.-Tho lessons of Iho quarter, with tho exception of tho last from Paul's eplstlo, were all taken from the gospel of John. Eleven aro biograph ical, ono is practical, and all pertain to Christ. Wo have studied events In tho last three months of tho Saviour's life, and wo liavo learned what oucht to bo tho spirit and conduct of those who ac knowledge. Illm ns Master. Tho scries baa been ono of exceeding Intel est, cov ering tho themes of chief Importance, and prcbenllng Jesus in tho most won derful relations nnd aspects. For pur poses of review tho fourth, fifth and sixth lessons aro tin own together under a tingle head, so also are tho seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth. While each of theso lessens might profitably , occupy more time It Is bellvcd that the combi nation thus effected will be very helpful. After nil what It most needed in the treatment of a subject, especially in a il vlow, Is not nn exhaustive handling, but an arrangement of parts to reveal the order of thought. RAISING. t.ctson 1. The Quarter be gan with a miracle, tho most romatkable of all those pcrformid by Jesus. Tlu nearest nnproach to it was tho restora tion of tho widow's sen at Nnln (Luke vll: 14. but Lazarus hnd been longer dead so that his sisters believed the body had already begun to decay. Jesus went pur posely to Bethany on hearing of the death, the oily Instance during Ills min istry In which Ho employed His power for a personal friend, except to save tho disciples from drowning. The tears He shed at tho grave were not wholly tho result of affection, as tho Jews supposed (verse "0), but wero occasioned by the contemplation of tho world's bin and Buf fering. Tho doubt of tho women, ex pressed threo times, was accompanied by personal confidence in Him. Tha challenge of their faith revealed ono pur pose of tho deed, to draw out that Incip ient trust which had displayed Itself feebly, but which in theso closing months needed to bo stiengthened. Tho prompt response of tho dead to the Master's call, the surprise of the by-stunders, tho belief of many Jews, wero nil Interesting features of tho occasion. ANOINTING. Lesson 2. Tho net of Mary in tho same town, after Jesus had mado His circuit in Ephratm and Sa maria, nnd returned, forms ono of the most beautiful lessons of the quarter. It was on a fcstlvo occasion, when Martha served and I.azarus sat at tho tablo with his distinguished benefactor, that Mary brought forth tho box of spikenard and poured its contents over tho feet nnd head of her beloved Lord. Tho question of Judas revealed his hy pocrisy and greed, nnd tho momentary agreement of tho other disciples with him showed their weakness as well as their failure to appreciate a generous deed. But tho approval of Jesus set all things to right, condemning the critics, commending the motlvo of Mary, and re ferring to His death not far distant. His prediction that tho anointing would bo kept in universal and perpetual memory has been verified. The story of this wo man's loving belf-sacrlflce has been re peated In nil lands wherever the gospel has been preached, and tho perfumo of tho olntmont yet pervades tho church, as the abiding blessing of a good life. led to a number of small disagreements previous to February 4th, but no serious trouble had occurred. Tho outposts of tho Insurgents, how ever, wero gradually drawing closer to ours, nnd on tho Saturday evening of tho outbreak of hostilities an Insurgent lieu tenant attempted to pass a sentinel with in the Nebraska lines. Ho advanced to ward our lines with a small guard and signified his Intention of placing ono of them beyond his usual post. Private Grayson challenged tho insurgents, but they ignored his demand to halt. Ho waited a moment, but tho guard ad vanced and ho fired his bhot, killing tho lieutenant nnd one private. The other in burgents promptly returned the lire, and retreated under cover of somo bushes near their lines. A sllcnco followed, but In tho Nebraska camp tho sound of the rlflo and tho passing along of tho word aroused tho men to great activity. Not thrco minutes elnpsed from tho sound of the alarm beforo every man in tho regi ment was ready for notion. They im mediately marched, in double-quick timo to their assigned positions. Down tho Santa Mesa road tho San Juan bridgo crossed tho little river of tho same name. Tho bridgo and river now divided tho two lines. Suddenly a body of insurgents at tempted to force a passage across tho old arched bridge. They bent up a terrific whoop and yell, and with great bplrlt and noise rushed forward. Then our boys sent volley after volley into them, and it was not until the insurgents had been driven back thrco times that they turned and ran toward tho old quarters on tho hill, a half-mllo beyond. Firing was now general nil along our lines around tho city. All night and until late, tho next afternoon our boys drove them foot by foot ucross tho llelds and streams, until our lines wero stretched twenty-two miles In width and from four to nlno miles In advanco of their original outposts. The Filipinos did not celcbrato their capturo of Manila at Mass Sunday morning, February 6th, as it was said they hnd openly boasted. Manila Letter In Leslie's Weekly. PKOLIFIC IN CHILDREN. Two Texas Families Which Delight the Census Taker. Caldwell, Tex., Letter, Globe-Democrat. Two very remarkable prolific families reside In adjoining counties In South ern Texas. They aro all frugal, indus trious Germans, living on well-cultivated farms. Christian Pohel, who Is not yet fifty years of age, Is the father of eighteen children. They are nil alive, and there has never been a death In tho family. All were born under the same roof. Not ono of them ever had a bono broken, nor did ever one of them take a dose of medicine prescribed by a phy sician. They are nil rosy-cheeked, stout-looking boys and girls. Tha mother of all these young Teans Is a line-looking woman, possessing cJcar cut, classic features. Her face looks as if it had been chiseled from olive-colored marble. She is nearly fifty years of age, though she looks twenty years younger. The boys nnd girls havo been raised to work In the fields, and as a result of such training they are very robust and healthy.. Mr. Pohel owns a largo body of flno land, a greater portion of which Is under a high state of cultivation. The children seem to be very devoted to each other, and It is the Intention of their parents to glvo each of them a farm when they marry, and havo them settle near tho old homestead. Should they prove to bo ns prolific as their 65&r The Best , Washing Powder :wl WASHING. Lesson 3. Tho most sur prising, und In mnny ways tho most In structive, slnglo cent in tho life of Jesus was tho feet washing In tho upper room Ht Jerusalem. A few well meaning but mlstnkcn persons have elevated it into nn ordlnnuco which they endeavored to peipulu.ito in tho church, thereby miss ing Its great slgnlllcance. Tho ambitious dlbputlngn of the apostles, as they wcro about to bo seated nt the table, furnished tho occasion. Our Lord, Intending to tearh them humility, nrose from tho feast nnd proceeded to perform an ablu tion for each of tho company, tho service usually rendered by the lewtst houso ser vnnts. In thus laying aside. His dignity for tho time being Ho did not sustain any los3 of their respect, neither has poster ity regarded Him with less favor. On tho contrary the act proves that the man Is moto than tho station he fills, a truth which needs to be repeated through nil tho centuries, not less in tho church than elsewhere, but a truth which most men aro slow to larn. Ever the strucclo Is for place, forgetful that the highest honor Is to serve. COMFORTING. Lessons 4, 6, and 8 present tho three methods by which Jesus comforts His followers, first, by Instruc tive words; second, by spiritual presenco; third, by vital union tho three modes always needed becauso of man's constitu tion. Ho Is an Intellectual being and needs truth; ho is u social being and needs companionship. Lesson 4 invites faith as an antidote to every form of trouble, nnd promises a heavenly home as tho ground of hope. Tho questions f Thomas nnd Philip showed that they wcro hardly ready for such high themes, and to meet their condition Jesua ex panded tho doctrine of tho trinity and added certain teaching on the subject of prayer. Lesson 6, while It dealt with a more nbtruso matter, might bo mora easily received by disciples who had been Jews. They were informed that after tho departure of Jesus, tho Com forter would come to them, Invisible in deed, but none tho less surely present. That Comforter would be more to tho disciplines than Jesus hnd been, nearer to them, abiding with them, explaining His words, leading them i,ito all truth. Lesson 0 brought out under the figure of a vino what is most of all sustaining to tho believer that ho is Joined to the Lord. SUFFERING. Lessons 7, 8, 9, and 10 show tho suffering of Christ. Thero was tho treachery of a trusted friend, called to bo an apostle, and tho obloquy of a midnight arrest as a criminal,-followed by tho desertion of nil thoso whom He had gathered about Him, whom Ho ex pected to perpetuate Ills cause. Thero was not tho nppearanco beforo tho of ficials of tho Jewish church, tho men who supervised tho religious interests of tho nation and His condemnation as a blasphemer. There woa the arraign ment at the bar of Pilate, the mock trial, tho acquittal, tho abuse, tho clamor of tho mob, tho delivery to tho soldiers to bo executed, Thero was finally tho death by crucifixion, tho most painful and ig noble that could bo Inflicted, attended by circumstances that wero heart-rending and revolting. What a cup of suffer, ing was this! In it wcro mingled mental, physical, social, personal distresses be yond tho power of tho tongue to des cribe or tho imagination to conceive. parents It will not ho long before tho Pohels will occupy much more than a corner of Hurleson county. In Austin county there is another German family almost as prolific as tho Pohels and equally as interesting. Thero aro fifty-six people in the fam ily, and they all dwell In tho utmost harmony and apparently the greatest felicity under one roof. Theso people are Germans, and the family name Is Schmidt. Casper Schmidt, the founder of tho family, is Btlll alive. Ho camo to Texas nnd settled tho league that his descendants occupied in very early times. Strangely enough, he had but one son. This son, however, whose name Is John Schmidt, has made ample reparation for tho failure on the part of his parents to multiply and replen ish the earth. He married when ho was twenty years of ago and ho has raised fifteen boys and girls. Five of these havo married, but not one has yet left the parental roof. These five married sons and daughters have twenty-five children, and there are six great-grandchildren of Casper Schmidt in tho family. It is a very remarkable sight, and ono that a visitor will never forget, to see all theso people gathered In the great hall of the house, or all sedlted at a long tablo In the dining room. Mrs. Schmidt, tho mother, is yet alive, and she occupied a seat of honor near a daughter, at the head of tho table, while tho old grandfather prefers to sit with tho little children, down at the other end. They are very religious people, and when they have all assembled nbout th table the father calls on somo one of the younger members of tho family to ask a blessing. They nro all very fond of music, and since thero aro sev eral good musicians among them, they are able to havo a very good band. They nil assemble in tho great hall In the winter time every evening, and all ) wno aro capamo engage in singing or playing upon some instrument. Thero Is a beautiful, well-shaded grove in front of tho largo farmhouse, and hero tho wholo family assembles on Sunday, or when they are at leis ure during tho summer months, and enjoy themselves in various ways. They cultivate a large body of land In common, and tho neighbors say that they never heard of them having ony trouble or any quarrels or even dis putes of any kind. They aro very de voted to each other, and it is said that not ono of the younger generation ever spent a night away from the parental roof. They aro very Jovial, and while tho boys and girls seem at nil times to bo bubbling over with fun, ihe older ones are ever ready to tell or appreciate a good story, and It Is seldom that a day passes without some one Is mado tne victim of a practical Joke. They have a schoolroom In the house, and tho older boys and girls act as teacher by turns- No member of tho family has ever attended any other school. "Wo learn them to read, write and cipher," says the old father, "and we feel that If they have got tho right kind of metal in them that they wilt get along and make a good liv ing." They seem to enjoy working In the fields, and. It Is certainly an astound ing sight to seo them all, men, women and children, going to or returning from tho fields, laughing and chatter ing and singing. It Is not an unusual occurrence for twenty-flvo or thirty of them to bo engaged at work In one field. They aro celebrated for their hospitality, and many travellers turn asldo In order to take a meal or spend, a night with this extraordinary family a fnmlly without a counterpart eith er In Europe or America. Jews and Gentiles, friends nnd foes were Involved. RISING. Lesson II. Had tho story of Jesus ended with lesson 10 Ho would have been a martyr, After ages would liavo read of Ills sufferings and won dered at His deeds. Left forever in the tomb of Arimathea no ono could hae explained His mission. But His return to Ufa was His completo vindication. Tho manner of that return, ttio four appear ances In tho body on tho first day, tho consequent faith of tho disciples, all helped to mako His rosurrcction a po tent fact in the history of the church Mary und tho woman, the two disciples on tho way to Emmaus, afterward tha wholo company to whom Ho appeared in tho ovenlng theso were wltneetes whose testimony could not be Impeachud. They became glad heralds of Christ and tha resurrection, and their wotds, because of tho ccntldeneo with which they spoke, carried conviction to their hearers. Tha rlten Christ, not tho Incarnated, not the suffering Christ, is tho themo over more to be preached until the world shall re ceive Htm as Saviour and Lord. LIVING. Lesson 12. But the quarter's lessons would be lncomplcto had they ended with tho resurrection. If Christ tecelvcd and left tho tomb, why? This question naturally rises in every mind. Tho last lesson answers. He lives to give llfo to men. This wus tho ultimate declared purpose of His coming. He lives In His people. To state this grand dortrlno Ho raised up a man, Saul of i Tarsus, whom Ho abundantly endowed, i und plainly called, and signally blessed i From a Roman prison tills man wroto to tho church at Colosse, composed largely of Gentiles, urging them so to mortify the deeds of tho body, so to subdue the lower promptings of the spirit, so to cul tivate tho nobler qualities of tho heart, so to develope tho principles of love, that Christ might llvo In them nnd that tha members of tho Colosslan church might llvo peacefully and thankfully together. And this he presented as the one design of their calling, that the world might seo embodied in human nature tho ideals of Christ, a living illustration of what He camo to establish! CONCLUSION. Let us now turn a hasty backward look over tho quarter's studies. Seo Jesus standing at the grave of Lazarus giving back a dead brother to his sisters. Seo Him receiving the an ointing at supper, as an act of affection and gratitude from ono of thoso slstcrj. Seo Him assumlrg tho placo of a servant to teach ambitious disciples humility. Seo Him comforting thoso who wcro sorrow ing at the thought of His removal, offer ing Himself as a perpetual companion. Seo Him In tho garden seized by soldiers, In the hall of tho high priest, at tho tri bunal of Pilate, on tho cross, a sufferer. Seo Him after Ho leaves the sepulchro in triumph, speaking to His disciples and kindling their faith. Seo Him after His ascension, ever living in tho hearts of His own, who by speech and spirit commend Him to tho world as Saviour and Friend. Theso nro tho high themes of tho quar ter. Will men over tire of them? Nay, the millions in different lands who havo meditated on those things will gladly re turn, when Invited, to find new truth and now comfort in "tho old story." Ho who onco was in the flesh to teach and suffer and die Is now tho sourco of Joy to mul titudes of hearts. SPORT AMONG SANTIAGO HILLS. Plenty of Quail and Mountain Full of Deer. rrom Forest and Stream. As a member of tho Sir Thomas Lip ton war relief committee, It was my fortune to pass nbout a fortnight in Sanltago harbor, and I employed a por tion of my time in looking up the game and fish. On either sldo of tho yellow fever island there come in two email rivers, navigable in canoes for about five miles, when wo reach the lofty mountains. The water Is cool and clear and quantities of fine fish could be seen. None wero taken by our party, on ac count of tho lack of tackle. The bushy shores contained snipe, quail and guinea fowl in abundance. No hawks werb visible, but the air was dark with buzzards around about tho city. The hunters all said that tho buzzards did no harm to tho game birds or their eggs, but were merely scavengers. Tho waters of the harhor are pretty slug gish, and the bottom Is covered deep with greasy mud, but the sailors man aged to catch somo fish one day, In cluding a big red snapper, which was served in the captain's cabin and pro nounced excellent. In tho harbors of San Juan, Ponce and Santiago the gars seemed fairly to swarm. These fish ran from 1 to 3 feet in length. At night, thero wcro many largo flsh about, Judg ing from the splashing. Ono day a party of us, Including Captain Alexander of tho rough riders, went to San Juan hill on horseback, as there are no roads in that part of the country. "While tho captain was trying to find the body of Copt Bucky O'Neill, of Prescott, Ariz., ono of his comrades who had fallen there, tho rest of us wandered around In tho mule trails, now nearly obliterated, and grown up to bushes and tall weeds. From timo to time tho sound of some thing familiar would come to the ear, creating tho impression that a farm yard was near. "Buckwheat! buck wheat!" was the cry, and as we drew near up went a score of guinea fowl, the regular dark variety, with white spots on each feather. Tho birds didn't go far, so we employed our time chasing them from placo to place. In doing so wo saw a lot of quail, somewhat larger than our Bob White. These, too, wero very tame, and would let you approach very near. The boys got out their revolvers and blazed away, but as no one had any shot cartridges, nothing came to bag. Tho utter absence of any venomous snakes or Insects made us all the more anxious to hunt for theso birds next day, and we tried all that evening In Santiago to get a decent shotgun. Mbr than ever did I mourn for my new Baker hammer gun, lying in Its case in New York city. How I should have en joyed a glance along that "cylinder" Damascus right loaded with "E. C." smokeless and No. 8 shot. No ono cared to try Mauseis on tho game, and as no amount of persuasion could Induce Gen. Wood to loan his valuable double-barrel, wo had to glvo up all thoughts of hunting. Captain Brlckley and the "Port Victor's" doctor, McCllntlc, both avowed that their guns would bo on board next trip, and I expect to hear from them soon. Tho dogs In Santiago were mostly shortlegged hounds with long ears. This I wondered nt until I learned that the mountains aro full of deer. There Is a railway running hack to somo Iron mines at Flrmeza, SO miles distant, where thero Is excellent deer hunting. Tho animals are similar In form and color to our deer, but nro smaller. Tho flesh Is excellent. They are killed by ettll hunting. afd!lJUjLLi3E3r : x-2'yuJ&. : 1 at fcV. ifc?' cCcIrlftTqjarallonronAs similaling ftCToodmidltcgula-' ting ihfiSlrtmnrhtnrulHmwUnr P Kl VH9 sHBHW 1 1 1 W . J H WvM IiotesT)Isfott,cWif ill ness atid Ecstdonfalrts ncllhcr OpmmJMorpbjflfi nor Mineral. 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For Shoppers ' T 3 minutes' walk to Wanamakers; X" S minutes to Slrgel Coopor'a Big JT -r Store. Easy of access to the great " Dry Goods Stores. X For Sightseers -f One block from B'way Cars, glv- -f 4. ing easy transportation to all 1. points of Interest I HOTEL ALBERT t NEW YOKK. X Cor. 11th ST. & UNIVEP.SITY PL. - uniy one iiiocK irom uroaaway. -f Bnnm! $1 Tin RESTAURANT .. J ItOOUlS, $1 Up. Prices Reajon.ble J tTTTTTTttrTTTTTTTTTttt LIVERITA THE UP-TO-DATE LITTLE LIVER PILL CURES jBlllousnoso, (Constipation, Dyspopsla, SIck-Hoad -iacho and Livor Complaint. SUGAR COATED. Sold by all druggists J or Bent uy man. NerrIUMtilcilCo.,Cbleito Sola gists,, : by McGarrah & Thomas, Drug- :0J Lackawanna nve Scranton, Pa, CMekuUr's KaclUh Diamond Urnni. 'ENNYRQYAl SPILLS urixinaiAHdOnlr CiCBUloe. A SAFE, ilvtll rullibU. Litjila aik f Srnfrlit fur Clcht$t$r$ Xnsluh li AnA ,W JItmhS ia If id sad Ool(t mtullia.y ikflZM irk!! with bloa rlbbna T.LV4 BfiooLhrr. 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WHEN IN STRONG AGAIH! l V.7K JfcQWi M iKiE'-I v ra r ti f rjp S0 HfcsZE JrKSV JVVBCV Mailed sealed. Price ii perboi; 6 boci, with iron-clad legal guarantee to cure or refund Ike ruoacy.fjoo. Send lor free book, Addrcii, PEAL MEDICINE CO., Cleveland, 0,' For Sale by JOHN II. l'UELl'S, i.nd Spruco street CASTORIA For Infants and Childron. The Kind You Have Always Bought THC CCNTAUR COMPANY, NCWVOMK CITY. READY REFERENCE GUIDE OK Scranton Representative Firms ART AIATr.RI.lU FRAMING AND PHO TO SUPPLIES. Tho Grimn Art Studio, 209 Wyoming. BANKS. Scranton Savings Bank. 122 Wyoming. Merchants' & Mechanics' Hank, 420 Lack. Third National Bank. 118 Wyoming. West Side Bank. 109 N. Main. Lack. Trust & Safo Dep. Co.. 401 Lacka. Traders' Nat. Bank, Wyom. & Spruce, Dime. DIs. and Dep., Wyom. & Spruco HOOTS AND SIIOES-WIIOLKSALE. Goldsmith Bro3., 301 Lackawanna. CONFECTIONERY AND ICE CREAM- WHOLESALE. WllllamB, J. D. & Hro., 312 Lackawanna, ntUITS-WHOLESALE. Wegman Fruit Co., 11 Lackawanna. GROCERS-WHOLESALE. Kelly, T. J. & Co., It Lackawanna. HARDWARE AND MINE SUPPLIES. Hunt & Connell Co., 4.11 Lackawinna. HEATING AND PLUMBING. Howlcy. P. F. & M. T., 231 Wyoming. HARNESS AND TRUNKS. Tritz, G. W., 410 Lackawanna. BUILDERS' HARDWARE, STOVES, ETC. Lackawanna Hardware Co., 2J1 Lacka. BEDDING, SPRINGS, F.TC. Tho Scranton Bedding Co., COO Lacka, HARDWARE. STOVES, ETC. Leonard, Thos. r., Lackawanna ave. HAND INSTRUMENTS AND PIANOS. Finn & Phillips, 138 Wyoming. FURNITURE AND CARPETS. Prothcroo & Co., 134 Washington. LUMBER AND PLANING MILL. Ansley, Joseph & Son, S01 Scranton. DIA.MONDS, WATCHES AND JEWELRV Mcrcereau & Connell, 307 Lackawanna. MEATS AND VEGETABLES. Carr, T, E. & Son, 213 Washington. GRANITE .MONUMENTAL WORKS. Owens Bros, 218 Adams. LOANAM BUILDING ASSOCIATIONS. Security BWg & Suv'gs Union, Mears Bids CRACKER I Uvl.S. I'TC. Nat. Biscuit Co. (Scra'n Branch,), 20 Lack. CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. SImrell, V. A., CIS Linden. PAPER AND BUTCHER SUPPLIES. Uthman Paper Co., 223 Spiuce. nrrn.R, i.ggs and cheese. Stevens, V. D. & Co., 32 Lackawanna. I'LOl R. FEED, HAY AND GRAIN. Tho Weston Mill Co.. Lackawanna ave, MACRONI AND VERMICELLI. Casscso Bros., W Lackawanna ave. JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS-WHOLIi SALE. Levy, N. B. & Bro., Traders' Bldg. Bl TTFR, I.GGS n.OUR, HAY, ETC Easterlo & Co.. 131 Franklln; Babcock, 11. F., & Co., llti Franklin. JEWELERS AND MATCH MATERIAU Phillips, Geo, & Co., Coal Exchange. WINES AND LIQUOR. Casey Bros., 210 Lackawanna. LITE INSURANCE COMPANY. Northwestern Mutual Life, Mears Biflff. LAM' AND COLLECTION. Okell & Dunn Coal Exchange. Yoeum, Geo. C, Connell Bldg. BICYCLES AND PHOTO SUPPLIES. Florey & Brooks, 211 Washington. OVERALLS. UNDERWEAR, ETC. Harris, S 822 Pcnn ave, LUBRICATING OILS AND GREASES. Maloney Oil Mfg. Co., Ill Meridian. OIL, PAINT AND VARNISH. Maloney Oil Mfg. Co., Ill Meridian. STATIONERS AND ENGRAVERS. Prendergast & Oelpel, 207 Washington. rUNERAI. DIRECTORS. Tague, P. W 113 S. Main.; Hcbldenco 1134 Jackson. Price, William, 135 S. Main. DRY GOODS, SHOES AND GROCERIES McCann, P. J 411 N. Main. DOUDT, TRY Thevhetood tbottofyri. caies of Nervout Dilutes, uch f Ucbllilr, IJIllliMti.aicepietl dcii and vricticle,Auophjf,tVc Tbey dear the train, ititncthen the circulation, make dlgtitloa trlect, ana impart a niiuny ttrtnamntlf. llnUil patlcota I'hanuacUt, cor Wyoinlug avciuio 1 Bears the 1 Signature fvf I fy J(v The U You Have Always Bought.