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SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY,
I'd like to be a ly again
In old eamp-iii-ting times.
And hearold-faahioned people Mng
Those aoundiug, tuneful rhyme.
And see the mourners at the bench.
The righteous close around 'em
A waiting forUod's lamp to show.
His Shepherd, true, had found 'em.
IM like to be in church once more.
In old revival years,
Among the folk a lio still believed,
(iod lUtened aith iMtth ear
To thoHe who aiing the loudest song
Or shouted strongest prayer
I'd go back with a willing heart,
Could I once more be there.
I'd like to see the preacher's nice
Above tn;l belle h again
A alilu'.ng thriHigh the happy tears
Ukt unhine through a rain
And hear bis: (ilory be to iod:
rH) Joyfully aM-rted,
When half a dusea '.kh. mhiIi
Had surely be. a converted.
I, Uh a u of tlue lost ymrs
And ol rluM day day ooe h air,
Wh-U jrwl old mother aond-ao
Was ahoulli.g itb the "power"
While men aud women laughed and cried
As she danced by the aisle
A shaking hand and blessing all
In "non-con-f.ir.'iial" style.
But now the church has iiassed beyond
All, now, the good folks of that church
Worship in other ways
The anxious scat has gone aloft
By Oery furnace SHJed
Kor, when revivals come along
Nomourners'-lH-neli is needed.
Yet, In this silent summer night
The branches softly swing
Within lliat lonesome grove, the leaves
Are sadly rustling .
And ghts of dear, departed saints
Throng underneath the trees.
With spirit prayers and spirit hymns
A murmuring In the breexe.
Once more I hear them singing: n,
Tbereare ten thousand charm,''
In getting up and marching straight
To Christ's embracing arms
Once more, I see them liowlng down
With ghost knees next the sod
While song and prayer ascend, once more.
Clear to throne of Uoil!
Henry Walker in Kansas City Blur.
MISS DILL'S DELEGATE,
Miranda Dill was 'doing up' the last
of her quince one November morning,
when some one rapped at her kitchen
door. When she opened the door she
saw Mrs. Deacon Draper standing ou
the little back porch.
"'Scuse me for coming 'round to the
back door, Mirandy," eaid Mrs.
Draper, as she stepped iuto the
spotlessly clean aud sweetly fragrant
little kitchen. "I could tell from the
looks of the front of the house that you
was in back, and I thought I'd save
you the trouble of running to let me in
at the front door. My ! how sweet and
spicy it smells in here.''
'I've spicing some sweet ap
ples, and now I'm doing up the last o'
my quinces," replied Miss Miranda.
"I'm real partial to quince preserves,
and I think that a little quince is nice
in apple sauce. Uut here, I'm keeping
you standing. Come aud sit down in
this rocking chair; that is if you don't
mind sitting in a kitchen."
"Not if it's your kitchen, Mirandy,
for it's so clean aud cozy here. How
lovely your plants look."
"Yes, I think the kitchen's a good
place for plants! There's so much
moisture from the teakettle, and it's so
sunny in here. I have a chrysan
themum that'll be In full bloom by
Thanksgiving, or In-fore."
"If it comes out before, you ought to
put it on the table you're to have charge
of, when the Association meets with
us the week before Thanksgiving."
"It would look lovely on the table,
wouldn't it? Aud flowers will be real
scarce by that time. Do they exjiect a
good many at the Association ?"
"Oh, yes ; the Deacon thinks there'll
be as many as a hundred delegates
come, ana tliat s wliat I run over to
see you about, You know I'm Chair
man of the Committee on Entertain-
"Yes ; I heard it give out Sunday."
"Well, I'm 'round looking up en
tertainment for the delegates, and I
knew I could count on you taking at
least one; you will, won't tou?"
"Oh, yes, I'm willing to take one.
I'd take two if they could room to
gether ; you know I've only onespare
room. I could, ou a pinch, give up
my bed room, and I could sleep on the
sitting-room lounge, but if I did that
it'd keep me so busy I wouldn't get
out to many of the meetings."
"Oil, one's all you ought to le asked
to take, and I'll try to have some real
nice person sent to you. Sometimes
when folks are getting free entertain.
ment they're fussier and more exacting
than if they were paying board ; I've
h'td delegates act just so."
"Well, I don't know that I have,"
replied Miss Dill. 8he was a kindly
s ul who did kindly deeds and found
delight in speaking kindly words. Her
tmgue was little given to saying un
kind things about any one, and it was
loyalty itself to her brothers and sis
ters in the Baptist Church.
"The association comes the week be
fore Thanksgiving, I believe," she
said, when Mrs. Draper had risen to
"Yes, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Most of the delegates are expected ou
Monday, and they'll be likely to stay
until Thurs ay."
"I'd just as soon have mine stay that
long as not, if you send me. some real
pleasant person. I just enjoyed euter
taining the delegates I had last spring,
w hen the Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union met here."
"I'll try and have some real nice
agreeable person sent to you, Mirandy."
Mrs. Draper went ou her homeward
way and Miss Dill gave her attention
to the quince preserves simmering in a
blue, norcelain-lined kettle ou her
shining stove. 8he was immaculately
neat as to her surroundings. Her move
ments were as quick and free as those
of a girl of eighteen, while it was said
in the town that Miranda 'owned up
to forty-eight,' but it was also said
that whatever Miss Dill 'owned up to
was the exact truth. Hhe was known
to be absolutely honest in word and in
deed. Her life was as an open book.
It had always been a good and kind
ly life, and much of it had been spent
in the service of others and in promot
ing the general good of the world. She
was sometimes called the 'backbone
of the feeble little Baptist Church in
Hiramville. There had been times
when it would have disbanded and the
field would have been deserted, but for
Miss Dill's zeal, and the free use of her
rather limited income. .
The little church was now pastorless,
although numerous 'candidates' had
for some time been filling its pulpit,
Two weeks after M rs. Draper's call,
Miss Dill appeared at that lady's house
in a state of manifest perturbation.
"Why, Sister Draper ! she said, ex
citedly, "my delegate hits come, and
why. Sister Draper !"
"Why, what is it, Mirandy?"
"You've sent me a man delegate !"
Miss Dill's look and tone of dismay
were so comical that Mrs. Draper
"Why, Mirandy," she said, "it's no
killing matter if a man has been sent
to you, is it? Who is he?"
"The Itev. James Hiller, of Oldfield."
"Why, he w is to have been sent to
Brother PaluK-r'x, and a Mrs. Drewe
was to have la-en sent to you. I'll
warrant you they've made a mistake
and sent Mrs. Drewe to Brother Pal
mer's. "But, what shall I do ?"
"Do?" said Mrs. Draper, with an
other laugh. "Simply make the lest
of it. Brother Hiller is a lovely mau."
"I know, but won't folks won't it
seem a little well, strange, for me to
le entertaining a gentleman delegate?"
"Nonsense, Mirandy ! You're too
well known aud too highly resjected
in this town for any one to say a word
about it- It would make a good deal
more talk if you sent the mau away,
simply because he was a man. I'll tell
folks that it was a mistake, and I know
that there won't be a word said about
So Miss Dill, comforted, but still per
turbed in spirit, went back to her dele
gate aud guest, whom she found seat
ed in the big, wm for table rocking chair
in her cheery sitting room, looking at
her photograph album.
The Itev. James Hiller was a portly,
good-looking man of fifty, with kindly
blue eyes and courteous gentle man
ner. He was quick enough in his percep
tions to know that his coming had
given his little spinfter hostess some
thing of a surprise, although she had
said that she had becu expecting a
She was calmer iu her mind and
manner when she returned from Mrs.
Draper's. A minister was to her a hu
man being set apart from the rest of the
world and worthy of the most profound
Her heart began to flutter a little
again when she found herself sitting
opjiosite her guest at her daintily ap-
jMiiiited tea-table, on which were set
delicacies such as the departed wife of
the llev. Mr. Hiller had notliecu skill
ed in making.
"You live entirely alone all the time,
do you, Sister Dill ?" he asked, as she
handed him his third cup of the most
fragrant and delicious tea he had ever
tasted in his life.
'I have quite a good deal of com-
jiany," replied .Miss lUl, "but 1 stay
aloue most of the time."
"Do you find it lonesome?"
"No, not very, excepting at Thanks
giving and Christmas time, when other
people have so many of their friends
around them. I do feel lonesome then,
although I generally manage to find
some lonesome person to invite in with
me. I was wondering to-day who I
could invite in this year. I had the
Widow Jay and her poor old mother
in, but the old lady died last summer,
and her daughter's gone away. I dare
say I'll find some one."
Mr. Hiller became very communica
tive after tea when lie and Miss Dill
were again seated in her sitting-room
before an open grate fire. He told her
how ho had been a widower for two
years, and bow his son aud daughter
had I oth married and left him to go to
homes of tbeir own. Finally he asked :
"Did you know that I was to stay
over tter tne Association closes ana
preach in your church next Sunday?"
"No, I hadn't heard that, but I'm
glad of iU We need a regular minister
very much. The town has begun to
grow very fast since the cotton and the
shoe factory came here, and a good
man could build the church right up."
"It looks like a promising field to
me, aud I don't mind saying mat i a
be open to a call if the people feel that
I'm the man they want after they hear
The Itev. James Hitler's preaching
created a good deal of enthusiasm.
"Everybody says he's just the man
we want," said Mr. Draticr to Miss
Dill ou Monday. "He did preach two
splendid, good sermons, and he's so
kind and sociable. Deacon White
knows all about him and says there
isn't a single out about him. How did
you like him ?"
"Very much," replied Miss Dill with
"He's a real nice person to entertain,
"Yes, he is. He's the best kind of
"If we call him he'll want a board
ing place, and why dou't you get a
good girl and fix up that big east room
of yours for a study for him and take
him" to board? There's no place in
town where he could be so quiet and
comfortable. The deacons and the
trustees are going to have a meeting to
night, and it's almost certain they'll
call him. He went back home to-day,
"No; he went over to Hebron to visit
a day or two with a cousin of his, and
he's coming back here for Thanksgiv
"He is? Well, that's uice. Whose
guest is he going to be ?"
"Yes; and I've been thinking that
it'd be real nice if the deacons aud trus
tees and their wives could come in the
evening and meet him sociably."
"That would e real nice. We'd 13
glad to come."
"Then I'll invite the others." Every
invitation was accepted, and Miss Dill's
house was aglow with light and cheer
on Thanksiriving evening. The little
hostess looked ten years younger than
usual. Her eyes and her cheeks were
azlow. and her freuuent uuzrt was
sweet and joyous.
JUNE 24. 189G.
At about 9 in the evening Deacon
Smith called the company to order and
'I guess it won't be much of a
'sprise to anyone here, unless it is
Brother Hiller, to know that we have
voted unanimously to give Brother
Hiller a call to our church, and we'd
all be glad to hear a word from him
about the probability of his coming."
His acceptance of the call was brief
ami to the point. Then he hesitated,
cleared his throat and said :
"Perhaps there could be no more ap
propriate time for me to anuounce
something I feel that my uew jari.-h-iouers
have a right to know, and for
which I have cause for heartfelt thanks
giving, as every man ought to rejoice
ami be glad whom the Ixjrd directs to
a good aud true woman who Is willing
to be his wife." ;
He crossed the room aud tok Miss
Dill by the hand.
"Allow me to present you to the dear
woman who lias promised to be your
new pastor's wife. I hojie that this
may not appear unseemly to you be
cause of our brief acquaintance. If on
such investigation as you care to make,
you fiud that I am unworthy of her,
I will release her from her engagement.
I feel that we know our own minds
and hearts well enough to feel sure
that we will lie happy together and
that our whole life w ill le til lei 1 with
the true spirit of thanksgiving aud
"Aud to think what a fuss you made
about entertaining a man delegate,"
said Mrs. Dnqier to Miss Dill after
ward. But Miss Dill only laughed as she
had not laughed for years and as only
they can laugh who love and are be
loved. Republican. National Conventions.
The convention, which met at St.
Liouis ou Tuesday, Kith iusL, was the
eleventh Itepublicau National Conven
tion held iu the history of modem pol
itics. When Jeflerson organized a par
ty against Federalism in ITiMi, it was
called the National Republican party,
and Jetferson, Madison, Monroe anil
Adams were all elected Presidents as
National Republicans, when the party
gradually drifted into the Jackson
lK-iuocracy in Ki- and finally into
When the revolt came against the
pro-slavery policy of the Democratic
party and a new political organization
became a necessity, the name of Re
publican was adopted at a conference
held at Pittsburg, in January, KM,
when an address, written by Henry J.
Raymond, was published to the coun
try, baptizing a new enti-slavery or
ganization as the Republican arty.
Thus the name originally adopted by
those who founded the Democratic
party was adopted, sixty years later, as
the name of the new party that was
destined to overthrow I cniocrat it-
power in the national government.
The first Republican National Con
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ISjii, when Colonel Fremont was nom
inated for President over Judge
Mcleau, of Ohio, by a vote of.VJto l'si
on the first ballot. In 1S.-50 the second
Republican National Convention was
held at Chicago in May, wLen Lincoln
was nominated for President on the
second ballot, receiving 2sl J votes to
ISO for Seward, 24 for Chase, 22 for
Rates and S for McLean.
The Republican National Conven
tions of 1S4. held at Baltimore, of
lHtiS, held at Chicago, and of 1S72, held
at Philadelphia, presented no contest
for the Presidential nomination. Lin
coln was unanimously renominated at
Baltimore, Grant was unanimously
nominated in 1SIS and unanimously
renominated in 1;2.
In 1S7 the Republican National
Convention was held in Cincinnati in
June. There was a desperate battle for
and against the nomination of Blaine,
and on the seventh ballot the opposi
tion prevailed by uniting on Hayes
and giving him &SI votes, with 3"1 for
Blaine and 21 for Bristow. Blaine re
ceived the votes of a majority of all
the delegates in the convention, but
never on any one ballot.
In 1SS0 the battle for and against
Blaine was renewed at Chicago in
June, and it was the niost desperate
contest in the history of national con
ventions, as the Opposition to Blaine
was concentrated ou Graut for a third
term. After a struggle of nearly a
week ( iartield was nominated on the
thirty-sixth ballot, receiving 3T.) votes
to3i for Grant and 42 for Blaine.
Grant's vote throughout all the ballots
varied only from 334 to31 1, and ended
on the famous 3iHl.
Iu 1S4 Blaine had another battle
royal with those who were opiosed to
him in the Republican National Con
vention at Chicago in June. His chief
opponent was President Arthur, but
Blaine was an easy winner. On the
fourth ballot he received 541 votes to
207 for Arthur, 41 for Edmunds, 15 for
Htwley, 7 for Logan and 2 for Lin
coln. Blaine was defeated at the polls
by Cleveland, and was the first Repub
lican Presidential candidate to fall af
ter th? triumph of the party in 1S70.
In lsSS the Republican Convention
met in Chicago iu June, and after a
protracted and somewhat bitter content
Harrison was nominated on the eighth
ballot, receiving 554 votes to 113 for
Sherman, 100 for Alger, 59 for G res
ham, 5 for Blaine and 4 for McKinley.
That convention was really a battle
against Sherman, as he was the lead
ing candidate, receiving 22: votes on
the first and 24!) on the second ballot,
while Harrison had but K! at the start.
Blaine could have received that Humi
liation, but at the last moment he sent
a cable from abroad peremptorily de
In 1MI2 the Republican Convention
met at Minneapolis in June, and from
start to fiuish it was a battle for and
against the renomination of Harrison.
Although McKinley and Blaine uni
ted to oppose Harrison's renomination,
Harrison swept the field on, the first
ballot, receiving 535 1-B votes'to 12 1-tt
for Blaine, 1S2 for McKinley, 4 for
Reed and 1 for Lincoln.
Harrison was defeated at the election
by Cleveland, making the third lie
publican candidate out of ten who was
defeated for the Presidency. Cleveland
is the only Democratic candidate who
succeeded in reaching the Presidency
since 1S0O, although Tilden, Democrat,
was elected by 2"0,000 majority in 1S76,
but was refused a certitictte by the
KWtnral Commission. PhiladelDhia
. In addition to the games mentioned
in former papers, the boys pitched
quoits, using flat stones for quoits, and
making "riders" instead of "ringers"
as they do in these days, when they
have horse shoes or rings made esiie
cially for the purjxise. There was just
as much fun pitching the stones as the
horse shoes or rings, and many a
pleasant hour was spent In the "Auld
Iing Syne" by the writer and his
companions in this manner. As pre
viously mentioned the original New
Bury school-house was built for a
house of worship, long before Addison
township had a house built espccially
for school purposes. In those early
days, if a Ny in the country got any
education at all, he had to pick it up
as best he could, for there were no
school-houses, and very few schools.
The people, becoming more ambitious
after a while, were allowed to have a
school taught in the old church. The
pulpit was an immense a flair, built on
legs some four or live feet high and
movable, the platform of which was
reached by two pairs of stejw, one on
each side. The whole concern was
some ten or twelve feet square. The
writer remembers, after he reached the
age of six, when he commenced at
tending school, looking with a rever
ential awe on this old pulpit, associat
ing it, as he ditl in his mind, with
"old Stein," the old German who
hanged himself in this house, as has
been mentioned, especially as the old
black bier, which served Stin for a
scattold, stood in the corner of the
room. It was ustd f-r a ladder to
climb into the loft, when the roof
caught fire, as it did on several occa
sions, and for other puqioses. This
old pulpit sometimes stood in a dark
comer of the room, and again, when
the dirt and dust became too thick un
derneath, for as it stood on four legs
there was a large open sjace under the
pulpit it was moved to one side or the
other of the school-room. Often the
writer has sat, with his short legs com
ing half-way from the slab-bench to the
floor, and his back aching fjr a sup
port, gazing into the dark cavernous
depths under the old pulpit, expecting
any moment, almost, to see Stein come
out. Then he would picture in his
mind the old man hanging on the old
bier in the corner, until he imagined
he could see his distorted features and
hideous grimaces. The space under
neath the pulpit was used by some of
the teachers as a place of banishment,
to which the larger, and sometimes,
smaller boys, were sentenced for some
disobedience of the the rules. The
portion of the boy's anatomy present
ing last as they stooped to get under
the pulpit, very frequently felt the
"dull thud" of the teacher's rule, to
expedite their going, and to excul
pate, in some measure, their otrense.
If two or more boys were ordered un
fertile pulpit at one time, they usual
ly had a good deal of fun, so much so,
that the teacher, after a while, would
only send one under at a time. Of
course one boy could not have a very
gay time; under the circumstances, the
best he could do would be to "make
faces" at the teacher, liehind his back,
or at other scholars. This old house
was built when the old, or so-called
Braddock road was still in use, and
the road ran close to the house. The
writer's graud-father built a large log
house about three fourths of a mile
east of the old church, also on the old
road, in which he kept a tavern and a
general store. All the nails used in
the construction of this house were
"wrought' nails, and were made in
lVrliu, Somerset county, by hand, aud
carried from there on horseback by the
writer's grand-father, to where he was
building his house. The house was a
pretty large one, for the time, and
took a good many nails. Some of the
goods he sold were brought in by pack
horses, and some, when the roads were
not too muddy, by wagons, from
points east, mostly from Baltimore
and Philadelphia, on the old road.
The writer's grand-father died at a
somewhat early age, and his grand
mother occupied the building a long
time. At that time there was a road
running north past this house towards
the Turkeyfoot region, which had
been used for a great many years as a
thoroughfare, and later as a private
lane, dividing the farms of John and
Andrew Mitchell. The old lady was
thrifty and kept some hogs, cows, etc.
One Sunday morning, when every
Ixnly had gone to church service at
New Bur', she heard a great commo
tion among her pigs down the Turkey-
foot road and she weut to the porch to
investigate. She saw them running
for life, literally, towards the house,
for an immense black bear was after
them, determined apparently to have
a nice fat shote for his dinner. The
hogs, and smaller pigs ran as' close to
the house as they could get for protec
tion, with the bear outtinir up a re
markably good race as a close second.
He came close to the porch, but the
old lady had no idea of letting him
have any of her pigs for dinner, and
being without any kind of weapons.
o'lensive or defensive, she resorted to
the universal adornment of women,
her apron, and shaking it at the im
mense animal before her, said: "Drat
the bear:" this was always a favorite
expression with her. He stopped sud
detily, surveyed her for a minute or so,
erect on his haunches, dropped again
on all fours, and ambled down the
road, towards the church. The old-
time preacher had hardly gotten in
sight of "thirteeuthly," when some
one in the congregation saw the lear
coining leisurely down the road, med
itating, doubtless, on the uustability of
sublunary things, from the fact that
he had failed to gobble the young
porker, and was likely to go hungry
for his dinner, in consequence. The
alarm was raised, the congregation
unceremoniously dismissed itself, some
keeping the bear in view, without
frightening it too much, while others
ran for their guns and dogs. The bear
followed the road across the river,
' where it was overtaken and killed. It
was the largest bear ever I saw. Some
people may not be aware of the fact,
but it is the writer's opinion that theie
is not much in the way of devilment
AVHOLE NO. 2343.
few vigorous boys will not think of,
and it Is probable the boys who at
tended the old New Bury school were
no exception to the rule. A family
living close to the school-house had a
flock of sheep, among which was a
ram, which, as a "butter" had no su
perior and very few equals, in the wri
ter's experience. A boy always knows
who, iu the Heights rhood, has the
crossest dog, or the fiercest bull, or the
most unruly horse, or the liest fighting
rooster. He knows which apple-tree
bears the earliest fruit, or where the
nicest berries are to be found, or in
what direction to steer to reach the
ripest chestnuts, early in the fall. So
the New Bury boys were not long in
making the acquaintance of this ram.
He was large and powerful, and no
boy hal gall enough to tackle him in
any way except by strategy, and many
were the devices resorted to, in order
to get all the fun possible out of the
ram. When he would be on the other
side of the field they would stick a
lummy, stutled with straw, on the
side of a hill, and get the rani's atten
tion attracted by hallooing and gest
ures. He would see the dummy, and
come charging with full force at it,
and, meeting no olistn-tion, go tum-
1 ing down the hill. It was singular
how often he could li fooled ill this
way. Sometimes we jKit our coats and
hats on a stump and had him butt
that, but not often, aud sometimes we
rigged up a heavy blin k of wood, with
our clothes on, and let him charge ou
that, and a great many other ways.
nce a boy named Yardley stuck his
lead through a crack in the fence and
bleated at the ram, who was not far
away. The ram clrarged up a few
times, but the boy was too quick for
him and Jerked his head back In-fore
the ram could strike him. After a
while he became more reckless, and
held his head in the crack a little too
ng, and the ram came at him furious
ly, and, in his excitement, the boy could
not get his head out and the ram
struck him a terrible blow, but fortu
nately, not fairly, as in that case he
louhtless would have broken the boy's
neck; as it was he hurt him pretty bail.
and broke the rail with his heaiL By
the time the ram charged again we
got the boy's head out- He never tried
that prank again.
Addison, Pa. M.
The Grave of Abraham.
A correspondent of the New Y'ork
Times, writing from Syria, says: He
bron is situated in the narrow Valley
of Escliol, still aluHiudingin vineyards;
the streeis are mostly dark and dirty,
and the houses are mostly built of stone
and covered over with cuolas, or
small domes, which give a curious and
Of the 12,iK people who live in this
unique old town about M are Jew,
who attract attention by their pale fate
and long ringlets. Toe M sleni, who
compose the rest of the population, are
noted f.ir their rauk fanaticism and
superstition, w hich fact makes it dan
gerous for Christians to visit the place
At the entrance to the city we were
met by a lurkish orhcial, who, armed
to the teeth, went In-fore us in all of
our walks and drives through the
Only recently an Englishman was
set up n by a crowd of the; roughs-
ando:ily e-ieapj 1 with his life.
The Cave of Muchpelah is the object
of the greatest interest in Hebron. It
recalls some of the most touching of
the Old Testament scenes.
When Sarah, the wife of the pitri-
arch, died, wv rea 1 that "Abraham
stood up from before his dead aud spake
u ito the mof ll.-t'i, styiuj: 'I am a
stranger and a sojourner with you;
give me a posessiou of a burying place
with you, that I may bury my dead-
out of my siht.' " Tne cjntract was
made in the gate of the city, and the
field, the cave, the trees in the field, all
were "made sure to Abraham for a
possession, and Abraham buried Sarah
his wife, in the cave of the field of
Machpelah." (Genesis, xxiii.)
As old Jacob lay a-dying he tender
ly spoke of this Cave of Machpelah,
and said: "There they buried Abra
ham and Sarah, his wife; there they
buried Isaac and IU-bekah, his wife, and
here I buried Leah." He gave explicit
directions that his lody should re.-t
there with his fathers.
the elders of his house, and all the
elders of the land of Egypt, and all the
house of Joseph, and his brethren, and
his father's house, and chariots, and
horsemen," carried theemlialmed Ualy
from Egypt into the land of Canaan
to the Cave of Machpelah.
It seems strange that the brutal
Turkish Government should l allow
ed to close the doors to this cave that is
of such great interest to the ChrUtian
world, and to all who are concerned
about ancient IsraeL The only Chri
tian visitors who have ever crossed the-tbr-shold
of the building that covers
the cave are the Trinee of Wales, the
Marquis of Bute, the Crown Prince of
Prussia, Gen. Lew Wallace, Princes
AlU-rt Victor and George of Wales.
I saw cracks aud rents along the
walls where devout Jews are accustom
ed to place written prayers addressed
to their Father Abraham. I have be
fore me an exact copy of one of these
prayerful epistles, and the Jewish
Perhaps there was never a grander
funeral titan that of Jacob, when Jo
seph, "with all the servants of Phaiaoh
mother who wrote it and attempted to
put it into the cave where the bodies of
her distingnished ancestors rest appeals
most pathetically for individual, dom
estic and national blessings.
This is litlieved to be the only i-pot
on earth which attracts to it all who
possess the one creed, "I believe in
t Sod." The Holy S.-pulchre iu Jerusa
lem separates Moslem, Jew and Chris
tian, ln.it here they meet with a rever
ence equally affectionate. Not far
away from the cave the Oak of Abra
ham Is visited, where it Ls supposed
that the Lord appeared to the patri
arch as he sat iu his tent door and
gave him the account of the coming
destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
It is certain that in this neighborhood
this wonderful conference took place,
but that this oak, old as it seems, was
then standing is as probable as that
the grave of Adam has been identified.
An Inconstant Woman.
BV WKNsI.Y.N 1VKKTOX.
lt had been brought up with a g-xnl
old-fashioned reverence for women, a
tielief in young love and a conviction
that the prince and princes always
marry and live happily ever after.
Many had mistaken bis devotion, .
which was purely chivalric, for some
thing deeper, and had condemned him
ai liht of purprs wh-n h had left
tliciu U'side the roadway which he
traveled 111 his que-it for the happy
Ami at last he found her. She was
young and exceeding fair, dainty, sweet
shy anil coy, dimpled aud denture, and
she loved Ferris as cadet was never
loved lajfore. He had not known this
witching maiden more than a mouth
when he made offer of his heart and
band. It was her first romance since
! leaving school, and Kitty Foster made
, haste to accept it.
Kitty being really afraid and beiug
deeply in love with him, did actually
refrain from telling everyone in pn
foundest secrecy that she anil the stal
wart West Pointer had plighted their
troth. Not even her mother was con
There was only a month of blissful
existence, and the Kitty had to join her
family at Angel island, putting the
whole wide continent and a strip of
salt water letween Ferris and herself.
She had her debut to make in army
Nor did his infatuation lessen as the
weeks and months went by. Kitty had
warned him that he must write neith
er too often nor too affectionately, as
her mother would see the letters.
Ferris followed the fir-t duty of a
soldier, but consoled himself by having
made for his lady love a pin, of the sort
known as "stick," and destroying the
design straightway that there might
never be another fashioned like it again.
Wit!i Kitty went all the pleasures of
life for Ferris, and he eschewed social
pastimes that he might devote himself
to work and prove a credit to Miss Fos
ter, his district and his congressman.
S- in due time he "passed," and
passed well ; but chose, nevertheless,
the infantry branch of the service
merely because Capt. Foster was an in
fantryman. Then he went to his home and fn.ru
there he w rote a long letter to Kitty,
and told her of his success ; suggesting
that, as he was now au orTn-er of the
army, and that the pay of a second
lieutenant was assured him, it might
be well to announce their engagement
with the consent of the family.
Two letters remained unanswered,
Ferris accused the mail system and
sent a third. He waited long and anx
iously for a reply.
It came when he was safe in San An
tonio, with many miles between him
self aud Miss Foster.
No releren-e whatever was made to
the point he had passed, further than
to say he was imprudent.
A mighty spirit of rebellion arose iu
Ferris at this reproacli. She should
play fast and loose with him no longer.
Kitty should acknowledge him or give
Three days and three nights he wait
ed, that his anger might le calmed,
that he might do nothing rash ; then
he sat him down and wrote unto his
refractory lady love a letter mingling
official formality and irrepressible af
fection. Ferris' anxiety in waiting to hear his
fate prnouncsl took the form of a
nervousness which drove him to un
wonted social activity. The captain's
wife had taken him under her w ing
upon his arrival, as all good captains'
wives should, and had incorporated him
into the family, where he U-came a
prime -f'tvorite with a pair of model
little ys in ifnTckenni-kers and curls.
Mrs. Irwin protested miI.ITr-tii!j" a
day when Ferris took the two over be
hind the quartermaster's and set them
to fighting out a difficulty, which had
arisen, with their own good nails and
Mrs. Irwin took the affair rather too
seriously, and it was only by giving up
his plans of education that K-rris suc
ceeded in keeping in the good graces of
his captain's wife.
After this discouragement terns
drew into his former shell of reserve,
and went only at rare intervals to Capt.
Irwin's quarter. But when he had
written the letter which was to bring
Kitty to terms he determined to for
give and forget that his efforts had
been unappreciated, and to drop in
upon Mrs. Irwin for a cup of tea before
The children having leen sent off to
play with their tin soldiers, Mrs. Irwin
resumed her confidences and told rer-
ris, with the charming interest in his
future of a true captain's wife, that she
had practically arranged his life to
a 9 a. 1
come, rsiie naa a sweet gin menu
coining to stay with her at the end of
She was a beauty, very rich, and
would make him a splendid wife. Fer
ris smiled his acquiescence, but was nt
particularly enthusiastic until Mrs. Ir
win told him that the girl "Apnie
K'ugsley Is her name" had just been
visiting the Barneses at Angel island,
had gone from there to Monterey, and
had determined quite unexpectedly to
come iMwn soutn. .ngei isianu w as
The girl came. Beautiful she cer
tainly was, quite unusually stylish and
agreeable, bat Ferris went away un
satisfied, for he ha I had no chance to
inquire ab.wt what lay nearest to bis
Miss Kingsley emerged from the
dressing room in all the glory of her
youth, U-auty and a New York gown.
She danced as no girl had ever danced
before, so Ferris thought ; she bec tm?
a part of the music and as light as its
strains. Kitty had always been just a
They stopped only with the wait
itself, and Miss Kingsley leaned breath
less against the draperies of a garrison
flag. She made a lovely picture, and
Ferris stood looking at her with keen
pleasure; but his eyes were suddenly
fixed on a fall of lace , they were rivet.
ed, and as he looked his face grew
Miss Kingsley was astonished, and
followed his gaze to where a gold stick
pin nestled in the meshes of bru.sst ls
"Might I ask. Miss Kingsley, where
you got that pin?"
"Why, certainly. A girl at Angel
island gave it to me ; she said a cadet
had had it desigued for her, but as she
didn't care for either it or him any
more, and as I admired the little thin.
she gave it Co me. The girl is Kitty
Foster ; perhaps you know her or her
fiance, Lieut. Anpleton? The pin
pretty, Isn't it? lie must have been too
clever a cadet to merit such seedy ob
livion, don't you think?"
"Yes," said Ferris ; "and I was that
Yet when a mouth later, Miss Foster,
reading over the personals of the Army
and Navy saw "the engagement is au
nouueed of Miss Kingsley, of New
York, "to Lieut. Edwin I Ferris"
th infantry, stationed at San Anto
nio, Tex., she railed at the inconstan
cy of man. The Argonaut.
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