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THE OLD FOLKS.
BT MART V. 8CUT7YLER. Well, 'wife. I've been to tbe cbnrcbyari I'll own it made me sigb To choose tbe little spot of pronnd Whore you anil 1 must lie; I mode bo lowance lor the children. For you know 'twould never do For dainty forms like theirs to re&t By such as me and you 1 Fate never was richt kind to th. But wo raised the children well, And gave theio an education. Though bow 1 can hardly tell; 'Twae done by the sweat "of cur brows. mi fo By bard and honest, toil; You made your share at the spinning wheel. And 1 mine from the soil. This isn't what we reckoned on; M'e never Lad no fears But they would be the prop and staff Of our declining yearn. Yet the ones we left in the churchyard Near the old home far away Are lor more comfort to our Hearts Than those we Lave to-day. For Johnnie he's a lawyer now, Lives in a palace graiid ; Jennie married a millionaire And went to a loreign land; And Tommy's a city doctor And drives bin blooded grays? You're sure he'd take tie old folks la Should we happen on liis way V 'Tie hard to know they forget us When we are old and ill. When -we were stepping 6tones for them To the places they now fill; They might speak a word of comfort* ? en though they never give Apfcltry dollar now and tuen, To help the old folks live. Ton Bay they axe young and happy, This ranch" I'd like to know: "When w e were young and happy Did we treat our parents bo / Don't turn your patient, eyes on me, I didn't mean to ecold ; (Strange bow a inother'll shield her child Whtn the father's heart is cold. Crying! You think I talk too hard ? well, well, parhape I may, 1 know when 1 get started 1 have too much to eay; Things might have'oeen much worse with cs. For we have our couee, yon eee, And another in t\ie churchyard With room for you and me. EiiDOKADO, Kane. I JAEET LEE In the Shadow of the Gallows. % i BY DAVID LOWRY. ! CHAPTER XXI. A TBl'E LOVEB. Eight and forty Lours had elapsed since Dorothea Lee and her daughter were caet into prison, and no one came to see them. "Janet," said Dorothea Lee to her daughter, "it is the will of heaven we shall see your father no more. We ore deserted by all others, and your father is kept from us." That can never be. 'Tis not like my fattier to t>e oarrea oat. ne wouia wain to Boetoa to free as?be would walk ten times that distance to see us. Have patience?all will be well. My father will not Bit idle while they are bringing the rope to hang as." Here Janet sighed deeply. Her mother looked at her lovingly, bat said never a word. She knew Janet was thinking of her lover. Had she not talked to him in her sleep. There was a voice at the door?the jailer's. He was questioning a visitor, who seemed to be irritated. "There?there?can anything be plainer thnn that? Why, any one might read it wilh half an eye. 'lis*very plain?Thomas Dunforth." Then the door was opened hastily, and ! Arthur Proctor entered quickly. He ut- I tered a cry as he beheld Dorothea Lee, | as well he might. She looked ten years j older than when he saw her in the meeting-bouse in Salem. "Said I not we had friends, mother?" ?janei ttu&eu us ouo > c uci iv?v* uvi , band, and looked on him with pride. "Where is my husband, Arthur Proc- ! tor? Why did he not come with you?" "He did not know I was coming. Besides. I think he has that on his mind which will occupy him till late to-morrow. Be not concerned on John Lee's account. Be is doing ail mortal can do. And I hopo he will succeed. Ba: there are other friends as well. Trust in us." 'And what say the people of Salem now, Arthur Proctor?" Dorothea Lee looked at him eagerly; she bung on his answer. "There are some who do not know what to think?and many who are led like 6heep that follow the bellwether. Not one has said aught of eitheT of yon that ought not be said in yonr presence. 'Ti8 true?the charge of murder is in the people's mouths?and you are considered as good as given over to the evil one by the foolish ones." "When will we know what they will do with U6?" Janet looked at her lover anx4r>nolTr "It will be ended one wiiy or other very uoon. Yon misapprehend me," he added quickly, as Janet's countenance changed, und she grew deadly white, while her mother put her hand to her heart. "What I mean by one way or other is not as you think. It is a matter I iuav not mention until I see you next. I will not say some one?'tis neither of you?will net hang, for I know?and others know a terrible deed has been done. Stay! be not alarmed?'tis not Martin Lee'6 crime. Tis more like he will be a free man?if he is alive. But it's that that puzzles the justices." Here Arthur Proctor endeavored to assume a look of indifference, but he looked so intently at Janet Lee that she turned her face from bin). "No. There is no danger at this hour of any greater evil coming to you. Keep tip good heart. I came to tell yon this. Other news have I none. The air is full of rumors?false reportB. The best women, and the best men, are suspected. The busybodies laugh one minute and ihndder the nert. To tell the truth, I f.hink half the people are iuad. But, thank the Providence that hat; up all in keeping, there are inen in high places who are disposed to sift all stories, to atop the clamor, and to call on the people to consider where this will end unless greater care is Splayed tnan nas oeen. There is much anger over the case of Martha Currier. And wise headB hint that the leaders?aye?the very foremost in the pulpit, as well as Rome judgesare blinder than the people they are leading." "0! have a care, young man, how you give reign to your tougue!" exclaimed Dorothea Lee. "For less than that uien and womeu are put in prison." "T am jrindlul where I say it and to whom," Proctor answered, "But if all men hold their peace?if no man is brave enough to raise his voice?what is to become of the innocent snd lieJpless nomen? It is the women, not the men, who suffer mo^t. 'Tis womivu like you and IWaitha Carrier. wbo-?e live*! ore without reproach, who are the victims. Wny do tbey not select the lewd? Ave, the 1--J ItJ'WltJro wrt? iiiaaxu^ urun ;ui lutuioi * ?v?.-t Mistress Lee, that -will born auri sting them. If the? have the hearts of men? if they live to realize the awfuliiese of their respcrai_bilities?'tis meu like Cotton Mather Oo oa^ht to ?o mud." "0, do not say more! 'Tis death to epeak ill of one like Cotton Mather. Dorothea Lee wrun? ner nands, but Janet nodded her head approvinvly. "Nay, mother: rather Jet ns thank God that there are those who see the terrible wronc done us. 3t is men like Cotton Mather who have wrought our neighbors up to this frenzy. All the crack-brains ,cf the woild could do no yone evii.than has befallen Salem to-day. .1 iifce to bear him speak bis mind. If be cannot bay bo much before tbe world, "tie good to know there is oue who feels the awful weight of the wrong the people over us Rie doing ub aud others Jike us. It is some comfort to know that the man I have promised to marry is not afraid to sneaking mini." "But the danger?the danger, Janet. Oh! i; were much better he held bis peace, lest he, too, be phiced here beside CP." Ailhur Troctor laughed. "Fear not. There are those who would place me here, but it iB not yet in their power. And I would be tame, indeed, if I did cot hold myself in a manner that inspires others who maybe less inclined | to speak out, but who want a leader, to imitate me. If I had ten years more over my head! But a young man is no match for the graybeurds! And yet, some of the oldest are on my 6ide?aye, and you willsoon see a turn. Tray God it come soon," said Dorothea Lee, earnestly. "Amen," answered Arthur Proctor. "Is there aught you will say to me?" He spoke to Dorothea Lee, but he looked at Janet. Dorothea Lee shook her head. "I have naught to say." "You need ask me nothing," said Janet, 1 "unless it be to do U6 the favor to say to my father to be of stout heart, as we have been." I Then Janet, placing her arms around I her mother, both shed tears freely, while Arthur iroctor mrnea me rieaa asiae. Once more he turned, as he heard the jailer approaching. "Think, is there nothing?nothing you will trust me to keep for you? You have faith in me, surely? "Nothing. You know I have all confidence in you, Arthur," said Janet Lee, 6adly. "If you will not trust me " "We do. "We could not trust human more than we both trust you," said Janet again, as 6he turned and looked at her lover; "and never was woman prouder of promised husband than I am 01 you." Her lover advanced, took her hand in his own, bowed over it lowly with the reverence a knight of the olden time might have displayed, then turning slowly, bade the mother and daughter a good day, prayed the Almighty would preserve them, and slowly left them to weep again in each other's arms. i j CHAPTER XXII. THE WAGES OF SIK. i The events of the fortnight proved [ profitable to the innkeeper beyond all calculation. In the first place. Daniel Meade had the sympathy of the people all along the coast from Weymoutb to Gloucester, as | far as the murder of his son could be carI ried in those slow-goin? days. The mur| der was told with bated breath by the fishermen and tbeir wives along the coast, j People traveled from Marblehead and [ Lynn to see the place where the murder was committed. The visitors were bo numerous that the Globe Inn was rarely j silent now. Grizzle Meade was as brisk, aye, brisker and livelier; 6he had more to I sav than when she was ten years younger. On the other hand, the landlord of I Globe Inn was gloomy and silent. The customers, seeing him standing silent, with gathered brows, aud seeing his wife i bustling about, nudged each other's elj bows and whispered: "See how the landlord takes it to heart." "Aye. and see how his wife carries it off with a light outside." " 'Tis an awful thing to nave a cnuci murdered." "Aye; but it's worse after he has just come home from the seas." "The like was never known before." "Aye; bat there's many a penny coming in here now." "A Rood?a fine thriving business it is." And thus the gossips ran on as they drank their favorite liquor, and told stories of murder and rapine that miide them afraid to leave the inn in the dark. Meantime Grizzle Meade was rating her husband for permitting himself to become absent-minded before customers. "Ah! Rouse yourself! Do you not see folks' eyes on you?" "As well that as have your tongue on me." "I'll keep it on till it blisters, an yon don't move about and look after the people." " There's a many people." "What! Thou fool! Finding fault with the gold and silver coming into thy lap!" "I'd like some quiet." "And I want as much company as can "Then want on, tben." "An I do, I'll not let yon Bleep on your feet. Dost not know 'twill set their wits to work?" "I'd rather sleep all the time." "An you don't have a care, you'll sleep sooner and longer than you wish. I've no mind to keep your company if you persist in your folly." The landlord of Globe Inn at that turned and looked at his wife very deliberately. "Aye, so he it. I'll not aBk company, but tbey may send company with me spite of all I can do." From that hour the landlord of Globr Inn feared aod distrusted his wife. Grizzle Meade from that hour suspected I her buBband. He 120 longer drank a mouthful of water tbut he did not bring himself. He toasted bis own bread. No meat passed hi> l?ps until bis wife partook of it. 1 One morning Grizzle Meade observed I tbe innkeeper standing near the dresser. He had a knife in bis band. Tbe other | beld a piece of cured bum. He spat out of his mouth a piece he bad nibbled, and laid bis knife down. "Aye, man, is it not to your mind? I've Been the time you would have grudged me more than my share of such meat, and not so long ago either." Tbe landlord of Globe Inn looked at her. "Is it not cood enough? Then mayhap you will get us better. I found no ill with tbe meat. What ails it?" Still her husband did not answer. Grizzle's temper was fast gettjng the better of her judgment. "An you dou't eat tbe meat, no other wiil come into the bouse till it's done. "What is good enough forcjstom i6 plenty good for us. No one b<is said ill of the meat." Still Daniel Meade preserved silence. But be looked steadily at Grizzle, until hiB wife, white with passion, strode past bim, and, seizing the knife, cut a large piece of tbe meat and flung it on the pan, where it (sputtered and was speedily cooked. Then 6he sat down and ate it heartily. The first tinge of color that had shown itself in Daniel Meade's cheeks in weeks flu-bed his face as be turned away, while Grizzle's glance followed him contemptuously. All that day her plance followed hiru scornfully. Ho could not meet her eyes. Now Grizzle Meade had proof that her husband feared her ;.nd was resolved she should not poison him il due caution could prevent it. One evening, after the last customer left the inu, Daniel Meade sat in the tap-room alone. Grizzle Meade lay awake, wondering why Daniel did not go to bed. Here ofore Jie was jilad tc he alone, anil same into heavy sleep as soon as he was well in bed. What new fancy had be t akeu? Grizzle rose quietly and stole noiselessly to the t ip-loom. Seeing the laudlord Kitting theie gazing gloomily into the lire. Grizzle was suddenly se zed with a trembling. 'Jhu< he s .t and brooded I efore lie prepaied to kill the Bailor. \V..s l.e piatmiiig tier murder? Grizzle Mended be t-eif with an effort and letamel as quietly a* she came But not tc sieup. Sleep h al dejmne.i from her eyelids. Never again was Grizzle Meade to enjoy the ple^ejii .of jmdis turbed rest. Mde turned lrom Biae 10 Bide, iisteninc for the sonnd of her fansband's footsteps. At last the suspense became intolerable. And the dread?the horrible fear that suddenly possessed her was unbearable. She rose a second time, and sat on the si'le of her bod, thinking. Then 6he opened a closet door, stood on a bench, and reaching int o the uppermost 6helf, took out of the closet an Indian's tomahawk. It was captured in the wars with the Indians. It had been exhibited long in the tap-room, then was tos6e l away with other useless things on the uppermost shelf in the closet. Grizzle lifted the tomahawk and placed it under tne bedtick. Then she laid down again and courted sleep in vain. Once more 6he rose, and stole noiselessly to the,.tap-toom. Meantime the landlord had removed his shoes, an unusual thing. He always took them off at his bedside. Now he walked into the back room, and feeling his way in the dark to the only cupboard in the house, reached into the lower part of it, until his hand came in contact with a large handle. Then he closed the door Boftly and returned to the tap-room. The thing he carried in his hand was a sickle. It had cut much grass, and was dull and somewhat rusty. The landlord felt its edge, and sighed wearily as he placed the sickle on a chair, and turned to the wall, where a great coat was hanging. He took the coat from the wall and placed it on the floor back of the door leading to the 6tairs. Then he went back of the cask of wine that screened the rum and gin, pulled out of the corner ft large bearskin, and carried it likewise back of the door where the coat lay. He looked at the rum cask, at the Rin, and the wine casks. He drew a glassful of rum and swallowed it quickly. "Mayhap I may sleep now," said the landlord, as he walked again to the fire, took np the sickle he had placed on the chair, and was again going to the door, when h*> beheld his wife entering. He started back in affright. "Monster! I have caught thee in the act! Wouldst murder me, too? You thought to find me sleeping." At first the landlord conld not find his voice. But he gathered strength to 6ay: "It never entered my mind." "You would lie to me. holding the thing I Bee in your hand. Murder is in your heirt, Daniel Meade, and in your fnee." He caught her roughly as she spoke, and the tomahawk fell heavily on the floor. He picked it up quickly and turned it over in the light. "Now who is the murderer? Did you steal in on me to deal me a blow like the Indians strike the sleeper-;? Thero!" Ua fKfi f?rDot.r?nof ftnd JJC IV vuw giVM?-vvu? KM.M wvw?skin. "See! I was not sure tow I might lie if I went with you. I was but going to fasten tbe door for security when you came in with this to brain me." He tossed it back to her witn t?n oath. "Take it,,and I'll keep this to defend mvBelf witn." "He pushed her out of the room and flung himself at full length on the floor, while Grizzle, trembling with fear, cowered on ber bed, her band clasping the Indian tomahawk that was tbrust under her pillow. fTO BE CONTINUED.J POPULAR SCIENCE. Grasshoppers contain formic acid worth sixty ctnts an ounce. The British navy has just launched a gun-boat which is to have a speed of twenty-one knots. rnu^ ABlnnlafiAn ftf flip Pftrth's JL *iC laiCM caiuutabiuu vk ?MV v?. ? | distance from the sun, based upon the transit of Venus in 1882, puts it at 92,043,074 miles. A chemist advises that canned fruit be opened an hour or two before it is used. It is far richer after the oxygen of the air ha9 been restored to it. In Baden, Zurich, the largest electric locomotive in the world is being constructed, and in a few months will make its trial trip. It is to develop 1500 to to 2000 horpe power. From Bavarian meteorological records, ' ? ? n > I. _ Dr. Van aer siok exiracis wuut uc w i lieves to be conclusive proof that the moon has an appreciable influence on the number of thunder storms and upon cloudiness. A smokeless steamer has been tried in Berlin with encouraging results. "When pit coal was burned a dense smoke issued from the furnace, but on changing to a new fuel?a patented CDal cake or briquette?the smoke all disappeared. At the recent conversazione of the Royal Society, Dr. Gill projected on the screen a photographic star map containing the images of about 42,000 stars. 4.8 every star is a sun,' we may infer therefrom something concerning the immensity of the scale on which the universe is established. 4 ?*- ? nKinff to hoinn iV piiteuicu sjiaoa liuvu tuwiug made by an English firm. It consists of in internal glass tube joined to an outer . tube of iron by a layer of cement, the whole being practically unbreakable. The tubes are connected by nuts or bolt?, i gutta percha washer being inserted to ensure a perfectly tight joint. A novel military candle has been demised by a young Italian artillerist. It is co be projected from a cannon, and upon striking an enemy's works, or any other substance, it breaks and its contents take are. The light produced is estimated to nave an intensity of 100,000 candles, ilmminatinir the field for a great distance. Tests are being made in Belgium of a new system of lubricating locomotives, in whicb oil is supplied automatically to the various parts from a central reservoir which is provided with a compartment for each part to be lubricated. The flow from each compartment can be regulated, and continues until the supply of oil is exhausted. How Rapidly We Think. Uelmholtz showed that a wave ol thought would require about a minute to traverse a mile ot' nerve, and Hirsch found that a touch on the face was recognized by the brain and responded to by a manual signal in the seventh of a second, while that of sight required only one-fifth of a second to be felt and signalled. In all these cases the distance J ! ? or. uavcrscu was uuuui* iuc suluv, cw mv infereuee is that images travel more slowly than sounds or touch. It still remained, however, to show the portion of this interval taken up by the action of the brain. Professor Donders, by very delicate apparatus, has demonstrated this to be about seventy-five thousandth-, of a second. Of the whole interval forty thousandths are occupied in the simpio act of recognition, and thirty-live thousandths for tne act of willing response.?House and Home. Plum Jelly?Take large or small plums which are juicy, wipe, put in porcelain kettle with just a little water, cook slowly until very soft, pour in a thin bag and hang up to drain; measure juice and allow one pint of sugar for every pint of juice. Cook jelly in small quantities, boil ten minutes and test. Plum jelly is very nice for cake aDd j meats. GLADSTONE. REMARKABLECAREER OF ENGLAND'S "GRAND OLD MAN." Sixty Active Years in the Political Arena?Important 3Ieasares Which He Succeeded in Making Laws ?Ills Family and Home Life. V k #ILLIAM EWART <.jrtSr? t'W Gladstone is the i second of a family I Mjgs&lW of six children? ft ^our 8on9 an(^ tw? f I/] daughters?and was '?? j!i*mS born on December 1 [ 29, 1809, in the jS IN .-^g?^ bouse No. 62 Rodney street, Liver y ' If. .jflil pool. He was edu1?E/ JfC mllll catec* at Eton and at wf y^/l 'jlmlj Christ Church, OxjjW ford, and when he -?' Jse&i'd graduated at the lat ter institution in r 1831, says Francis J. O'Neill in the Washington Star, he had attained the highest honors, taking a double first cla38. * From Oxford he wrote home that he disliked mathematics and intended to concentrate his attention upon classics. This was a great blow to his father, who at once replied that he did not think a man was a man unless he knew mathematics. The son gave way to his father's wishes, changed his studies and molded his mind in the direction that led to his becoming the greatest of chancellors of the exchequer. His original bent was not toward politics, but the church, and it was only at the earnest desire of his father that he ultimately decided to enter parliament. That he contemplated a barrister's wig and gown is shown by the fact that he entered Lincoln's Inn in 1833, but after he had been a member six years and three months he petitioned to have his name removed from the books of the society on the ground that he had given up his intention of being "called" to the bar. "W hen he was twenty-two years of age he received an invitation from the Duke of Newcastle to stand for Newark. This, of course meant an election, for it was in the days of "pocket boroughs," and, indeed, his Graee of Newcastle was the very Duke who not long before had propounded the extraordinary political maxim: "Have I not a right to do what I like with my own?" Mr. Gladstone at <Tiio Hmn ia Hpa/>rihed as Somewhat TO bu3t in appearance, with a bright, thoughtful look and attractive bearing. He had plump features, a full face, large dark eyes aDd eyebrows, a prominent nose, and the broad, intellectual forehead, characteristic of him in later years. The first parliamentary session in which Mr. Gladstone took part was rendered memorable by the tbolition of slavery in the British colonies at a cost of $100,000,000. It was on this measure that he made his maiden speech, which was fluent, earnest and self-possessed, differing widely from the celebrated bombastic display in the maiden effort of his great rival, Benjamin Disraeli. So rapidly did he make his mark as a debater that when Sir Robert Peel became Prime Minister, in December, 1S34, he was appointed a Junior Lord of tbe Treasury, and in the following February, became Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, thus early winning his statesman's epaulets. It is worth noting that his first bill, which was favorably received by the House, had for its object the "better regulation of the carriage of passengers to the Continent and the islands of North America." WILLIAM EWAKT GLADSTONE. In 1847 he was returned for Oxford University and soon gave offense to some of his constituents by his eloquent pleas for the removal of restrictions placed upon the Hebrews and for their admission to Parliament. The year 1848 was a troubled one for Europe, one of anxiety for English statesmen and a busy one for Mr. Gladstone, for he was all the time giving evidence of the liberalizing of his convictions upon important questions. A year later, following the riots in Canada, he fought for improvements in the colonial system, and one year subsequently he had his great battle with Lord Palmerston over affairs in Greece, showing his great sympathy with that country. In a remarkable peroration to a trenchant and exhaustive speech are to be found these words: "Sir, I say the policy of the noble lord tends to encourage and confirm in us that which is our besetting fault and weakness, both as a Nation and as. individuals. Let aa Englishman travel where he will as a "it-iven he is found in treneral to bf- upright, high-minded, brave, liberal and true, but with all this foreigners are oftcu sensible of something that galls j them in his presence, and I apprehend it is oecause he has too great a tendency to self esteem?too little disposition to regard the feelings, the habits and the ideas of others." The death of Sir Robert Peel was soon followed by the disintegration of the brilliant band that followed him under the title of Peelites. When Earl Derby formed his ministry in 1S52 he made overtures to Mr. Gladstone to join, but that gentleman declined and Mr. Disrae'i became Chancellor of the Exchequer for the first time. When the new Chancellor brought forward his budget it was assailed and "knocked into a cocked hat" by Mr. Gladstone, resulting in the defeat of the ministry and their resignation from office. The scene, in the house during the debate was one of the most lively ever witnessed and bitter personalities were indulged in. Then the Earl of Aberdeen became Prime Minister and Mr. Gladstone accepted the honors and responsibilities of the Chancellorship of the Exchequer, -with great expectations on the part of his friends. These were not disappointed, for he speedily inaugurated a new and brilliant era in finance. It has never been denied that for statesmanlike breadth of conception his first budget has not been surpassed. In introducing it he spoke for five hours with the greatest ease and perspicuity, and when he sat down "there was but one + YifV?o whnlp nf that DA WARDEN CASTLE, with the result that the finance treasures of 1860 formed a new and memorable departure in the domestic history of Great Britain. In the autumn cf 1865 Lord Palmerston died, and Earl Russell became Premier, with Mr. Gladstone, who was still Chancellor of the Exchequer, as leader in the Lower House. Parliamentary reform was soon grappled with only to be squelched by the opposition. Subsequently the Government resigned and Lord Derby formed a Tory administra tion. So vigorously did the country speak out on this question that the Tories were bound to take it up, and a franchise bill eventually became law. Similar measures on a much broader scale were some years after passed by Mr. Gladstone. In 1S68 Mr. Disraeli's crowning ambition was satisfied and he became Premier, and almost immediately Mr. Gladstone struck the first blow in the struggle which was to end in the disestablishment of the Irish Church. This question was soon remitted to the constituencies and a great Liberal victory wa9 the result. Mr. Gladstone became Premier, and his government from that time until January, 1874, is known as "the golden age of Liberalism." In 1874 powerful interests were allied against the Ministry, the clergy and the saloon keepers, a strange combination, being among the most hostile. Defeat was the result and Mr. Disraeli again became Premier. The general election of 1880 resulted * T?l 1~ V? in a victory ior me juioeraia, uuu iw Queen endeavored to get Lord Granville and then Lord Hartington to form a Ministiy. But the country pointed to Gladstone and be again became Prime Minister. He formed a cabinet that for general ability and debating power was considered the strongest of the century. In 1S81 Mr. Gladstone's ancient political antagonist died, and at the Premier's instance a monument to him was erected in Westminster Abbey. Tbi9 second administration of Mr. Gladstone was long and exciting. It early witnessed the murder of Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr. Burke in Dublin and drastic coercion legislation followed. Then came disaster in Egypt, culminating in the fall of Khartoum and the tragic death of General Gordon. The Ministry weathered many storms, being kept together only by the indomitable energy and masterly personality of its chief, only to fall in a wholly unexpected manner on a question of taxation. It was with a feeling of relief that Mr. Gladstone gave way to Lord [ OatlSDUry. Dill luia auiuiuuuiuuu passed the greatest of Mr. Gladstoae's greatest measures?the Irish land act of 1881, the Irish arrears act, tho bankruptcy and patents acts, the corrupt [ practices act and the franchise redistribution of seats and registration acts for | England, Iceland and Scotland. The first general election under the new reform1 act was held in 1885. The Liberals scored a triumph and Mr. Gladstone formed his third government. MRS. GLADSTONE AND GRANDDAUGHTER. He soon afterward introduced a bill to i give Ireland home rule, which was dei feated on the second reading, many of Mr. Gladstone's followers having dcj serted him. Thus the administration was prematurely cut short. The seceders iLU|ilCiOaiUU vutvu^u vu\. >f mw.v crowded and brilliant assembly, namely, that England bad at length found a skillful financier upon whom the mantle of Pitt and Peel had descended." The great act with which the Aberdeen cabinet is associa:ed in history is the Crimean War, which Mr. Gladstone was most anxious to avoid, and made several attemDts to terminate, going so far as to resign. He, however, made himself famous by his brilliant schemes for raising money to meet the expenses of the conflict, all of which were adopted, despite the opposition of Disraeli. For some time after this Mr. Gladstone distinguished himself in the opposition ranks. In 1858, when Lord Derby once more came into power, he declined to join the Government, but accepted the post of High Commsssioner Extraordinary to the Ionian Isles and went to Corfu. A few years after his mission the islands were formally incorporated with Greece. Lord Derby being defeated in the house and on the hustings in 1859 Lord Palmerston took office and Mr. Gladstone became Chancellor of the Exchequer, I % Ji *. r I IJ Filial & . ?' >- . ' V-yr.- r from the Liberals became known as Liberal Unionists, and at the general election which immediately followed they captured seventy-eight seats, and their combination with the Tories placed the Liberals in the minority and postponed home rule for Ireland. The situation at present is a matter of current newspaper history. The most interesting personal event in Mr. Gladstone's life was his marriage in July, 1839, to Miss Catherine Glynne. It is strange that some time before this when Miss Glynne met her future husband at a dinner party, but was as yet unknown to him, an English Minister sitting next to her had thus drawn her attention to Mr. Gladstone: "Mark that young man; he will yet bo Prime Minister nf Enrrland." Miss i Glynneand her sister were konwnas "the handsome Miss Glynues." They were tbe daughters of Sir Stephen R. Glynne, of Hawarden Castle, Flintshire, and thev were married on the same day at Hawarden, Catherine Glynn3 becoming Mrs. Gladstone and Mary Glynne becoming Lady Lyttelton. Mrs. Gladstone is widely and deservedly known for her many philanthropic enterprises, but even better perhaps than this she has proved herself to be a noble and devoted wife and mother. She has cheered by her sympathy her illustrious husband in the many great undertakings of his political career, while as a mother she nursed and reared all her children and ever kept them in the'maternal eye. The union was blessed by eight children, four sons and four daughters. When away from the trammels of office Mr. Gladstone | GLADSTONE'S HOME. taught his elder children Italian. All the sons went to Eton and Oxford, and the daughters were educated at home by English, French and German governesses.' A close union of affection and sentiment has always marked this admiaable family. Mrs. Gladstone is at present head and front of the Woman's Liberal Federation, though she steers clear of the woman suffrage question. His life at Hawarden is simple to the last degree, and the stories of his prowess in leveling stout old oaks are told the world over. Hawarden Castle, most picturesquely situated, is now one of the great historic places in England. It is indissolubly interwoven with Mr. Gladstone^ name and fame, and future generations will turn to it as to sacred soil. At present it is one of the few -* - ? _:t?: ? places 01 ponucui jjn^uiua^c w vu<~ country. It is ceitainly the most popular, and visitors have always been warmly welcomed by the grand old liberal chief. "The Temple of Peace," Mr. Gladstone's study, has been Ihe scene of many councils of war?\^ar upon injustice and wrong-doing committed for centuries in the name of law. '"^1PS? MR. GLADSTONE IN THE COUNTRY Mr. Gladstone's life at Hawarden has always been simple to the last degree. Abstemious in habits and fond of outdoor exercise, these things have doubtless had much to do in conserving that wonderful vitality which is as characteristic of him in his eighty-third year as it is of many men of fifty. He has afforded as striking examples of physical prowess in the leveling of Hawarden oaks as he has of mental and moral prowess in tue sweeping away of abuses in Parliament. He is strongly and even emotionally religious. As illustrating the versatility and breadth of knowledge of this remarkable man an anecdote is told which will bear repetition. Two personal friends of Mr. Gladstone once laid a plan to amuse themselves and play a joke upon him. They were to discuss in his presence some subject of which he might be presumed to be ignorant, and then, having pretended to disagree decidedly, to appeal to Mr. Qlidstone to settle the point. The fun was to come when he was forced to confess that there was one subject which he had not studied. This plan they carried out; but it was not so easy to tind the topic on which Mr. Gladstone must confess himself! "stumped." At last there was discov- ! crcd in an old newspaper an article on j Chinese chess. The description of the : game had been copied from a wellknown magnzine. This seemed promising. The conspirators studied the article assiduously until they had become thoroughly familiar with it. Then they waited for their opportunity. It came wheu they were invited to a dinner where Mr. Gladstone was to be present. Seated one on each side of their intended victim by arraugeiuent with their hostess, they began to put their scheme into operation. 3Ir. Gladstone had maintained his reputation ihroughout the evcuiug for being thoroughly acquainted with not only the leading questions of the day, but every subject which had been thus far introduced by those around him. His neighbors on either side began to discuss yames of skill and chance generally. Every few minutes one or the other would appeal to Sir. Gladstone to clear up some particularly complicated point or disputed question. Between them they skilfully led the conversation up to Chinese chess and soon found opportunity to argae somewhat warmly in regard to a certain matter connected with thegame. They had studied the article so closely that they repeated much of it almost verbatim. Mr. Gladstone seemed interested, but said nothing. The twojokers, inwardly congratulating themselves for their success, continued the conversation with more animation than ever. The host, who had been taken into the secret, was an amusea spectator of what he thought was his honored guest's embarrassment. When they had finished their mock battle, Mr. Gladstone took a sip of coffee, replaced the cup in the saucer and remarked, pleasantly: "Gentlemen, I observe that you hare been reading an article on Chinese chess which I wrote some years ago!" A Madstone. Is there a cure for hydrophobia? It is said that Pasteur has discovered one, THE MADSTONE. and if this celebrated Paris physician has really succeeded in providing a remi? ai : u:*- ~A euv ior uie puiBuuuuo uue ui a xauiu uujj he will certainly be entitled to the thanks of all humankind. It is said that few persons bitten by dogs, and who die ia spasms, are really victims of rabies, but of imagination. Be this as it may, the death of a person who imagines all he sees and who is evidently suffering all the torments of the damned, is a meet terrible one. Of all the alleged cures for hydrophobia the madstone, so called, is the most noted. . . / There is certainly a remarkable madstone in the possession of Thomas Orton, a pioneer farmer living in the little town of Denver, Hancock County, III. 1 Mr. Orton is a pioneer of i401e Kaiotuck,,r and came to Illinois along in the thirties. He brought with him the Orton madstone, which has been in the possession of his family for many years. The. stone has a history. It was found in an Indian mound in a Southern State many years ago by a voudoo Indian doctor, and by him given to a negress, who, as said, paid the penalty of its use in curing snake and dog bites with her life, as she was regarded as a witch. The stone fell into the possession of a minister named Hoagland, who was a neighbor of the Ortons in Kentucky. Hoagland's. boy was a schoolmate of one of the OrFKo atari a tn Ortfln,I. tun VJKJJO OUU W1UV?VV4 ?uv ww^w .v ? father, then a lad, for a jacknife. \ While this etoae remained in Kentucky it -was used in curing innumerable case* of snake and dog bite. Since it has been in the possession of Mr. Thomas Orton, at Denver, fully 100 men, women and children have tested its virtues, and it is a matter of record that in one instance only did the stone Fail to prevent the occurrence of the horrible disease. The case in question was that of a farmer living in Fulton County, III., who b&d neglected to have the wound properly at- > tended to, as stated. He was in the incipient throes of the horrible malady when the stone was applied. Two others bitten by the same dog, who applied the madstone at once, suffered no incooveni- , ence from their wounds. It is known tbat in a majority of the cases treated the victims had been bitten by dogs afflicted with rabies. The accompanying illustrations are from photographs of both. sides of the Orton madstone. Before applying the stone a physician scarifies the woucd. The stone is men boiled for some time in milk and water, and becomes soft and spongy. The smooth side ol the stone is then applied. In every instance it adheres instantly, and remains clinging to the wound for several hours. Often the green, slimy blood and water drawn from the wonnd soaks through the stone, running out upon the floor through the little pores, or honeycombs, shown on one side of the stone. All patients speak of experiencing a drawing sensation when the stone , is applied.?New York Advertiser. A Neat Tumbler Trick. To lift a glass of water by making the glass adhere to the palm of the open hand is easy when you know how to do it. J This is the way it is done: Place the glass on the table and lay the palm of / the hand over its mouth, bonding down the four fingers at a right angle, as shown in the lower figure of the illustration (1). This done, if, still resting the palm of the hand ou the edge of the glass, you quickly raise the four fingers so as to have the hand outspread, as in the upper figure, you will have produced beneath your hand a partial vacuum sufficient to enable the atmospheric pressure to overcome the force of gravity, and the tumbler of water will remain attached like a cupping glass to your hand. To insure ? LIKTCfO A TUMBLER WITH TIIE OPEN HAKB success repeated experiments will be necessary at first until the experimenter has ascertained the desired proportion of size between the hand and glass, ctc. Mexico's public debt is neariv $159,000,000; $82,500,000 is lore:gn, and the interest paid to foreigners per annum is $5,625,000.