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Left alone by the sudden and
tumultuous exit of her guests, Polly
Hamilton stood for some momenta iu
wilence, gazing into the faco of her
lover, on whioh she seemed to see the
vivid reflection of her own feelings.
"Oh, Clarence," she exclaimed at
last, "what oould that woman have
meant? Do yon think alio is mad?"
"She certainly acted like it," was
the answer.
Polly drew a long eigh of relief.
"She must be so. Nothing else
would explain her conduct. Dear
Clarence, I am so sorry you should
have been annoyed, and through me,
Tf, in Bertha Sdfton's fault or
Olive Gaye'e, Bat how could I imagine
''My dear girl!" said Stanley, tenderly,
and taking her hand, which he
pressed to his lips.
He was grateful enough for not being
taken to task or called on for an
explanation to be almost in lo7e with
Polly, and he was sincerely sorry when
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton now entered
the room.
"Alone!" exclaimed Mr. Hamilton.
"I was sure I heard vofces. Where
are your visitors, Polly?"
His daughter hurriedly explained
and tried to make light of the matter:
but, to her surprise, Mr. Hamilton
was inclined to take it seriously.
"It must be a striking resemblance,
indeed," he said, "when a woman
mistakes a man for her own husband.
Clarence, my dear fellow," he added,
in a jesting manner, but with a very
keen look at ilia prospective Boa-iulaw,
"we have always accepted yon at
yonr own valuation; but, as you are
now intending to become ouo of the
family, I hope?] really do hope?you
are quite sure of your own identity."
"Entirely, eir," replied Stanley,
very stiffly.
"Papa!" exclaimed Polly, almost in
"All right, Polly, my little girl,"
returned her father.
.But, later on, he said to his wife
that he meant to make more and very
special inquiries about Polly's lover.
"I never could understand his extreme
reluctance to talk of his Eng-*
lieh home."
"Nothing could bo more natural,"
declared Mrs. Hamilton, "considering
how he was treated there."
"Perhaps so," returned her huBband;
"but I hear from au English
correspondent of mine that Lord
Appleby and his little son are mortally
ill and may die any day, and in that
case Clarence "will be obliged to pnt
aside his reluctance to speak of his
English home."
"Then Polly may yet be Countess
of "Windermere!" exclaimed Mrs.
Hamilton, forgetting everything else
in the delight of that thought.
"Not a word on the subject at
present," said Mr. Hamilton. "It is
au eutire necret."
Meantime Clarence's eveniap; had
not been pleasant, although Polly had
tried to atone for her father's chilling
words by the increased warmth of her
own smiles; and, at an unusually early
hour, Stanley bade them all good
night, and walked mood'ly towards
his hotel.
His reflections were not agreeable,
?ml t1i? mnnfl fiTic^iidprprl lvc tho
events of the evening had given Tise
to many currents of thought-, some of
-which had never before occurred to
him. Ho had not seen Dolores that
evening. She bad not appeared at
the dinner table, nor had she come
into the drawing-room afterward. He
was painfully oonscious of her
absence, and could not tell why; and,
despite all the aunoyance caused by
Mrs. Helmhcltz and the manner of
Mr. Hamilton, apropos of that unpleasantness,
the face of Dolores
seemed to continually rise before
him, and the voice of Dolores to i
sound in his ear, and this fact troubled
him, for in his experience of women it
was rare. He never thought of them,
except when for some specific reason j
he persistently fixed his mind on !
some one of them; even then he often
/ .1 :i ..u D..i l
would, be could not drive this woman
from bis thoughts; then he suddenly I
remembered Van Tassel, and he was
sure ,he had not seen him for many
days, although he had commanded
him to come daily; he remembered
this with a sudden feeling of fury,
end asked himself why his slave had
dared to disobey him?
"Br.t, he will come to-night," he
thought triumphantly, "for I promised
him money, and he was nearly it his
last dime then. Oh, yes, he will come
come to-night!"
He hastened bis steps and was soon
within the betel; and, as he hurried
toward bis room, he saw that the light
was glimmering through a crack of
the partly opened door?for the pro
lessor carricu a liey ot Stanley s apartments.
"I thought bo!" he muttered; and,
flinging open the door, he entered
roiselessly, slamming it behind him
and locking it. Van Tassel looked up
witli an expression of reckless defiance.
He was just recovering from the in
toxication of opium, and lor brief
moments be would have defied Satan
in person. Stanley had chanced on
one of tlice moments.
"What the devil do you mean by
glaring at me in that way?" he asked.
"Haven't I tbe right to enter my own
"I suppose so; I don't care,'' the
ether replied indifferently.
"Why haven't you been here every
uigbt, as i bade you?" said Stanley.
"Did you bid me so? When? I
didn't know," said Van Tassel, mockins'y
"I'll make you know before I've
done:'' said Stanley, in a fury, and
then with sudden concentrated bitterness:
"You have lied to me! Even
you can lie, it seems. I have seen
v.-.:-:-.-.li-i,. ... .. . -
5h . Ireasdre.
betH Q. ?inter/
r Robkbt Boxku'c S?ks.)
Van Tassel bounded to bis feet as
if be bad been galvanized.
"Yon bave seen Celestine?" be repeated,
and there was a singular gladness
in his aspect. "How?when?
where? Has Dolores, then, got this
great power?"
"You thundering fool!" eaid Stanley,
with overwhelming contempt.
'.Yon great, credulous baby?it wasn't
at a spirit-seance. I bave seen Celestine.
and she was a mighty lively ghoBt
?I'd rather have seen fifty airy spirits
in gossamer than her one material,
flesh-and-blood form, Ihough she's
handsomer than ever."
"I don't know what you mean," returned
Van TaBsel with bitter disappointment
in his voice. "Celestine,
poor girl, is dead?sunk in the quicksand
where I found her little shoes,
and in them her farewell letter."
"Oh, yes, I know?well, I don't
know how she got out of the quicksand,
but her eyes are as sharp as
- - ^
ever, and sue recognized me hi me
first glance."
"I thought she -was dead, Carlos?
Clarence?I swear to you I did."
"Yes, lean see you were deceived,
just as she was; but now we have met
again, and she means to give me
"But you shall do her justice, Carlos
?you,shall. I loved my little sister,
you remember, and had she come to
me?had she not left me at all, I never
would have kept your secret."
"Well, you will keep it now," returned
Stanley, with a serene tranquility
that never failed to overpower
his companion, "and there is no occasion
for worry about your little sister.
She has feathered her nest in
the downiest manner?she is the wife
of the most noble, the Baron von
Helmholtz, and I couldn't marry her
over again now, to save all our lives.
On the contrary, 1 want to marry eome
one else?understand me, Van, I want
to marry this some one else; and now
do you see what is the matter?"_
"You love her?" gasped Yan Tassel,
"You want to marry Dolores Mendoza
because you love her, and you know
it and admit it?"
"True as truth itself?I have only,
jusfc found it ou.1, Yan, to-night. I
may have had glimpses of it before,
bnt I didn't know what it meant,' the
sensation was so new and delightful.
Oh, I tell you it is the real thing?I
tremble and choke at the sight of her
?I feel good and noble wh,en I'm in
her presence. I would do anything,
everything, only to win an approving
smile from that girl."
"iVarned you not to let her gain a
power over you," said Van TaBsel,.
gravely. "She will never love you,
and now you have lost your only
ohence of gaining anything from her.";
"I tell you I will gain her. After'
all I have learned from these mighty,
tomes"?and he waved his hand
toward the books brought' to him at
various times by the professor?"shall
I not be able to mesmerize one alight
"No, not if she possesses over you
that power which is greater than all
other?the eternal magic of human
love. Let her alone, my boy, and
keep away from her, for she will never
return your love. She i3 too far above
you, and you can neither bring her
down to your level nor can you rise to
hers. Drop mesmerism and all belonging
to it; you are playing with fire,
and will surely burn your hands. For
the sake of old times, and since Celestine
is alive and well and, perhaps,
happy, I will give you a word of good
advice, though you have not deserved
it from me. Marry the pretty Miss
Polly, who loves you, and be good to
her, and give up the impossible.
Wretchcd, forlorn and broken-down
wretch as I am, I have known great
power, though I have lost it; but you
know nothing, Clarence, on the^reat
subject, and you never will. Neither
your mind nor your heart can grasp
it. It needs a pure and noble purpose,
a mind above this lower world
and a heart free from all passion
either for woman, gold or vengeance.
Only such can succeed; all others are
bound to fail."
Stanley burst into clear, ringing
"Well done, Van. I set you on
your little hobby-horse, and you have
had a nice little canter. So; so! Now
come off and take a rest."
He was already makiug the wellknown
and unresisted mesmeric
passes; and Van Tassel, who had exhausted
the fitful energy bestowed on
him by the stimulus of opium, was
quickly under the power of his master^
will, and presently lay back in
his chair, unconscious, the helpless
victim of the strength that has no conscience.
Stanley's face had become fiend
like in its concentrated expression of
cold and cruel seltishness.
"Why liave you not been here every
day, as I commanded you?" he asked.
"Becanse I found that I could resist
your will."
"What gave you that power."
"I saw that your will was under the
influence of a higher will."
"Is it so now?"
"Not at this moment; the evil in
your nature is now predominant over
all other qualities,and it is the strongest
pait of you; it controls me through
I the worst part of me, which responds
! to it."
I "Throngh it I can also control Do1
InvAdO'* A TWI crvoolr^r^a WftS
almost tremulous with eagerness.
"Never! Her nature is too pure
ami noble?so line that it even attracts
[the small remnant of good in
yours. You can only overcome her
through fear. Her feminine soul is
I so delicate that, you may ternly her,
b it she is protected by all high and
noble aspirations, and though you
can trouble her, it is through her love
l'cr her friend. There are moments when
she fears you?when you are entirely
evil?and when she shrinks from you
the most, then she is most at your
mer/iv. (o;- vromanN terror overcomes
ber, and ebe bap Dot yet learned her
own power. But, beware! For it is
as I have told you, and you are playing
with fire."
Stanley smiled disdainfully.
"Thanks," he said, lightly. "Advice
gratis, but not appreciated, ae
usual. You have saved me a heap of
trouble, Van, in summing up the
knowledge of this library of the occult
sciences with which you have provided
me, and which makes my head
sjiin when I try to read it. I prefer
to take my wisdom in small and concentrated
doses. Wait a minute and
I will let you go."
He went quickly toward a bureau |
in the farther part oi tne room, anu
when he returned, he carried a slender
dagger about a foot long, which he
had drawn from the sheath held in his
other hand.
"You recognize it, Van," he said.
"You remember giving it to me when
I lost the other one. It has your
name engraved on the steel. I have
kept it ever since as a souvenir of our
friendship. I am going to lend it to
you, but be careful of it. I couldn't
bear to have it lost."
A convulsive shudder shook the unconscious
professor from head to foot
as Stanley, having returned tbe dagger
to its sheath, now placed it carefully
in the half-closed hand that fell
over the arm of the chair.
"Put it in your pocket, Van, and
keep it carefully till wanted."
Van Tassel's fingers slowly closed
upon the object he felt within his
hand, but he seemed to make a deter*
? ;?3 .?>?i x. r?1. ? i.1? i.u.. _..i
mill mi enort 10 uieuucjr uug mcid y>aiu
of the order. A cold dew of terror
was on hie brow, his month twisted
horribly and his eyelids twitched;
and, raising his arm forcibly, he J
strove to fling the dagger from him;
and he mattered:
"No, no; I will not! Though yon
should summon the powers of hell to
help you, I will not obey!"
Bat his fingers rsmainedclosed, and
his arm presently dropped back,
powerless, and lay droopiug over the
arm of the chair.
"You mistake, H?nri," said the
oice of Stanley, cold and menacing
and irresistible to the soul that heard
it. "I said put the dagger in your
pocket and keep it safe till I bid yoa
use it. Do you understand?"
"I understand," moaned the victim. I
"And you obey?"
"I obey."
. His hand moved quickly toward the
inner pocket of his coat, and the dag
ger was carefully concealed tnere.
A few minutes later, Proiessor Van
Tassel was sitting up, pale and
trembling, but quite awake, helplessly
gazing into the smiling face of his
, "It is quite an easy matter to mesmerize
you now," said Stanley.
"After this, I shall be able to control
you at a distance. You will obey my
Van Tassel shivered till his teeth
"Clarence, you are merciless," he
said in a husky whisper.
_i'Not a bit of it," laughed Stanley. I
k-VBa a good dog, and you will hnd me
a kind master. Ah, before I forget
f He drew out a handful of gold and
biUs and dropped them into the shaking,
outstretohed hand of the miserfable
wretch before him.
"And now go home and sleep. I
Via/1 onnn/yVi nf vnn fnr tn-nicrht.
Jy inquired:
"Pardon me, Mr. Blank, but have j
you read Crabbe's tales?"
This, you see, "was an exquisite
double pun, but nobody smiled.
"What'B that?" inquired Mr. Blank.
" Nothing kills a pnn like repeating
"I inquired if you were fond of
Crabbe's tales?" stammered the perspiring
Mr. Blank looked at him with a decidedly
blank expression.
"Excuse me," he said, "but who
was Crabbe and what tales did he
And for the life of him the joker
couldn't tell.
He found out afterward that they
had all united to crash his first attempt
at punning.?Cleveland Plain
The Fasteit Cruiser in the World.
It seems ridiculous that the nation
that is least able to make use of them
should possess ,the fastest torpedo
boat and the fastest cruiser in the
world. The famous Schichau firm recently
bnilt a torpedo boat for China
which made 35.2 knots per hour, and
now the Armstrongs have completed a
4400-ton oruiser, tho "Hai Tien,"
which has made a natural draft speed ,
of 22.6 Knots and a forced drjtft
speed of 24.1 knots pej hour.
is the record for a warship, or, ?
deed, for any kind of ship of thot^ize.
If the "Hai Tien" could maintain
that speed across the Atlantic* she
would make the passage in about Hour
days and a half.?Scientific American.
A Nurse'* Expectation!.
Paying Patient (leaving hospital)?
"Well, nurse, I am very grateful for
all the skill and attention I have received
here. If there is any way in
which I could stow my gratitn
o 0 " ?
Nurse?"Pe&'iapn I-ought to mention
that payflffi patients, if unmarried,
are expectea to uprbpo*0 to. ^ne
of the nurses. They have fall liberty
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ox cuoice. ?uue. j
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household matters.
To Keep Silver Bright.
When the clerk in the pnre and
plated silverware department opens a
show-case you may detect the pungent
Ddor of camphor. Inquiry reveals the
fact that large blocks of gum camphor
are deposited here and there in the
case, and that the effect of the effluvia
is to keep the metal from tarnishing.
"It would be practically impossible
to keep our silver clean ajjid bright
without camphor," explained the floor|
walker.?New York Press.
. Cleaninc Walla.
The very best material to clean wallpaper
and fresco, painted or kalso
I walla ifl offtlfi Hraarl Thif
UilUCU H?i*o w?w?v wavmv.1 ?
bread is need in preference to any
thing else by artists to olean drawingi
in charcoal. Thore are manufactured
wall cleaners which do this work verj
well, bnt they do the work,Jio bettej
than the old-fashioned bread cleaner,
Wheat bread that is two or three dayt
old will do the work almost as well at
the rye bread, which is sold for th?
Selecting. Cook toe Vtemila.
Always bny steel-finished ironware,
and see that the surface is absolutely
- smooth and without.blemishes. Noth
ing in other materials can take th?
place of iron (in certain vessels) foj
long, slow cooking, where an evei
temperature is to bejmaintained. It
pots those of graniteware or porcelain
lined are the best, but much can
must be exercised in selecting them,
as a single blemish in such lining!
means' quick chipping off from thai
point, soon rendering the vessel use
less. Tinware of cheap quality is tlit
avenue of greatest extravagance 'it
kitchen furniehings. The best is the
only kind worth buyinp at all now
adays. There is a great difference ir
the appearance of good and poor tin.
the latter being very bright, while
the former is dull.?Ella Morris iiretschmar,
in the Woman's Home Com
panion. ?
Toblc Decoration*.
Fairy lampB are used effectively witl
some decorations. A harp-shaped ont
of red poinsettia, provided with a circular
jflower piece below, is sometimes
used to froj&e a circular plate glast
mirror. Another decoration sug
gested by a florist might consist of t
fairy lampjset ifl the midst of a bani
of piDk -roses and ferns, the thre<
arohed pieces being brought over the
lamp and united in one piece to sup
port a scattering cluster of roses and
asparagus. The arches themselves
should bo trimmed with the featherj
asparagup, with here and there a pint
rosebud iuterwoven with the green.
A novel centre piece may be made
of ribbon shaped to look like a largt
double bow. The ribbon really cov
ers a small boi or pan filled witt
damp moss or cotton, iu which are
placed tulips or lilies of the valley,
He ^unlocked the door and flung it
open, and as lie again closed it on the
retreating form of Van Tassel he once
more turned the kej and shot the
'Happily, he cannot pass through
bolts as well as locked doors," he
said, with a grim smile; "or else,
poor old Van, I think he would like
to come back and use the dagger now,
or, at least, "when he finds that he has
A Pnniter Puntnlied.
It is well to be fortified with the
facts in the case before you attempt to
indulge in flippant witticisms on literary
A local punster found this out the
other evening. He was at a little
gathering of literary people, and when
refreshments were served the talk
happened to turn to lobsters and shell
Here was a chance for our inveterate
Turning to one of the guests, who
is quite a literary personage, he grave
with their foliage, and maidenhaii
fern or asparagus.
Lilies of the valley make a verj
pretty decoration massed simply in i
circular silver box. A spray of fine
feathery fern rising at one side of tht
box and backed by a tall bow of green
ribbon, at the base of which are some
roses and rosebuds, gives an origina
touch to the whole.
For a patriotic dinner or luncbeor
table three small silken flags on gildec
staffs may be draped at the back of oi
in the centre of a deep bowl of roses,
ncnnrnciifi nxifl ftfhfir flnwars chosen t(
harmonize with the colors of th?
flags. The flags should always rep
resent the nationality of the guests
If all those iuvited are Americans tht
several flags, such as the star span
gled banner, the union jack and sim
ilar flags, may be combined. Shoulc
there be a guest of honor who is con
nected with the navy the naval flagi
should be used in miniature. If any
one connected with the army is ;
gnest the army corps flags should bf
represented.?Washington Star.
Brown Cookies?One capful of mo
lasses, one cupful of brown sugar, od<
cupful of butter or lard, one and one
half teaspoonfuls of soda in half a cup
ful of boiling water. SuiSei CjulC flouj
to make a soft dough.
Chocolate Caramels?To make choo
olate caramels grate two squares o.
j chocolate and dissolve in a little water
Add this to two cups of sugar and i
cup of water. Boil and finish then
in the same manner as the coffee cara
Piquant Sandwiches?Break with t
fork to a creamy mass a quarter of t
pound of soft, creamy cheese. Ad(
half a cup of shredded cress, blenc
together and spread on small rye
bread slices, sprinkle thick with finelj
chopped nats, dust with salt and plact
together in pairs.
Cold Roast Beef Boiled?Cut thic^i
slices from the underdone parts of thfcg
roast, season with salt and pepper,
place upon the gridiron over nio<
coals, turn them quickly two or thre*
tllliCH, lib 1 L> UUfftO IjUlulid nuw^
entirely raw, and serve as Boon at
done, while very hot with a bit oJ
butter ou each eli^SbeC
Cream of Rice ^With Prunes?Cook
one-fourth of a cupful of rice in a cup
ful and a half of milk. Make a boilet
custard with three yolks of eggs, hali
a cupful of sugar aud half a cupful oi
milk. Add half a package of gelatir
softened in cold water and strain ovei
the rice. Let cool. Fold in a pintol
whipped cream, twelve sifted prunes
and lemon juice. Serve surrounded
with cooked prune.".
Omelet Bonne Femme?Cut on?
onnce of salt pork into dice; also two
tablespoonfuls of cru9t off a fresh loal
of bread cut the same way. Fry together
in one ounco of butter for twc
minutes, adding a chopped boiled po
tato, pinch of parsley, two saltspoon
fuls of salt and dust of pepper. Beal
six eggs for four minutes, turn intc
the other ingredients in the pan and
proceed as for a plain omelet.
Label on tbe Bread.
Loaves of bread can be labeled as I
1- - !_ i.'_
tbey babe by using a uew uumug uu, i
which has a plate provided-with a
raised letters inserted in the undei
side, the letters being thick enough to
impress themselves into the dough
and transmitting less heat than the
tin, which makes the letters of lighter
color, y .
" One ycar's.fcweepings of tb&British,
mint jielaed over $5000 in particle* of1
gold an^^silver^
in A*toau<llnc State of AfTftim Exist* in
the Philippines?The American Sol- !
diery Are Making a Saturnalia of Alcohollnin?Dl?cnetluK
Even to Natives.
Considerable interest bns been aroused
ecently on the subject of the liquor ques;ion
in our new possessions,and particularly
n tbe resultant conditions in tbe Pbilipjines.
The facts which form tbe basis of
liscussion have been furnished from time
o time by newspaper correspondents, army
.'haplains, returning soldiers, and others
vho hare been at Manila in public and private
capacities. Bach tales bave been told
)l the alarming increase of tbe drinking
jabit among Americans in Manila that a
re-iolutlon has been Introduced in the
ienate at Washington asking Information
>f ?hA Pr??i(ient as to tbe number of saloons
established in Manila since the American
>ceupatlon, by whom they are conducted,
:he nationality of their patrons, and the
tind of liquors dispensed.
It appears incidentally from the official
igures of the Bureau of Statistics that
luring the last year there were shipped
'rom the United States to Manila 112,440
Jozen. bottles of malt liquors, more than
15,000 gallons of wine, 14,000 gallons of
jrandy and about 44.000 gallons of whlsity
ind other spirits. That this is an enormous
increase Is shown by the fact that our total
?sports of iiquor to Cuba, Porto Rico and
:be Philippines In 1807 was-only $31,070 in
talue, while for eleven months of 1899 the
export value reached the startling total of
f760,000. From what has been said above,
it is evident that Manila has received its
full share of the increase. The Manila
jorrespondent of Leslie's Weekly says that
I!ie city presents a "saturnalia of alcoholism."
"The air reeks with the odors of
the worst English liquors"?which lndl:ates
that the exports from this country
are not the sum total of supply. Whole
olocks In every Important thoroughfare
are given up to long lines of saloons. The
3treet-cnrs carry numerous announcements
of the virtues of this whisky and tho de- i
lights of that gin, while the main newspaper
advertisements consists of the displayed
cards of the liquor dealers. President
Schurman, of the recent Commission,
has said that nothing has contributed 30
much to disgust the natives and damage
the reputation of the country as the
immense amount of drunkenness
among tbe Americans in tbe islands.
According to the statement of a chaplain
of the Tennessee regiment, there were only
three saloons in Manila before its surrender?retailing
mainly only -intoxicating
beverages?but that now there are over
four hundred saloons skiing whisky, most
of which is consumed by Americans. Another
describes tbe conditions on the transports
to be as bad as those prevailing in
the city. So great has theevll become that
the island missionaries have practionlly
given up their work among the natives and
turned their attention to tbe deplprable j
moral needs among the American soldiery. I
If these things are true?and there k j
plenty nf credible testimony tc warrant the !
assumption that the truth is only partially
revealed?it doee not require u prohibitionist
to point out tbe crying moral and
political need lor a radical change which I
will be effective to stamp out what must
eventually prove to be the very roots of
disorder and disaster. It will be utterly
Impossible for the United States to retain
tbe respect and confidence of tho temperate
natives if the specimens of American manhood
submitted to their inspection consist j
largely of the members of a debauched and i
drink-sodden army. Ttiey know nothing j
of Americans except what they learn by I
nhaorvlnf* thnj? rolin hnvA heart cipnf thorpi I
under militury necessity. They can net !
discriminate between American soldiers j
and the population from which they are j
drawn. A more civilized peoplo would .
scarcely be able to do so. Oar national !
characteristics will be ju iged by the misconduct
of those who have gone to the
inlands to uphold ourhonor, and who have
succeeded iu besmirching it in the gutters j
of Manila. This is not all. The liquor !
habit Is one that "grows by what it feeds
on." The rapid growth of the evil during
the last year can * t be farther extended
without producing the complete demoralization
of our forces there, if not the utter
destruction of the army of occupation.
Alcoholism in a tropical country, with its
attendant excessos, means madness and
death, aDd they come swiftly. The evil
effects are already apparent. There have !
been comparatively few casualties in the
islands resulting from the expected mortality
by bullets on the field of battle, but
incoming transports ara increasingly
freighted with tue remains of soldiers who ,
have succumbed to the attributed cause of?
"disease," and hundreds of others whose*
experiences have condemned them to the
living death of insanity. Who can donM
rests iu an over-indulgence In alcoU.djfe^Jjj
bauchcry, superinduced by the tefiopfca-a
tlo^s placed within their reach? Ane'wlicl
can doubt tbat the pension-rolls 'wfffiwR;
burdened for generations with deatha'and
disabilities from the same cau36? Let the
saturnalia be stopped now before we^are
more deeply disgraced and injuredi-ster..
Francisco Argonuut. v ,
J?fleJ8oii'B Test For Office Seeker**.-'
In view of the widespread feeling oI'<Unpeople
as to the corruption of politlcs^th*? i
drinking and dishonesty among officer J
holders, weremlnd our readeijjftf thecbroM
famous tests wblchtlie sagasut MoatJceflff
laid down for.tjie' oillco-seeUer. ' .jiXhnJi
ought to be printed and placed_??3* j
hands of every voter prior to-, ertjM^Tectlon
and huug up in every
ho honest? Is he capable?_ InA'fai$?uW
to the Constitution?" Moy?K?BHKu^t.rs^
reasoning on temperauajHHUflHK|m^
{ experience confirmed,
sipirus uy LUCU IU uu?i?3?AHQ^^rav^ra^Hy>
ioned more iujury to tb#:<^m-Jenioe>^|v?
more trouble to me, th&n:?ity^b^e(fSH|
stance which has occurrtAvfiS^the fute'rhal
concerns of the connmjj^aiipfcg my administration;
aDd were I to commence
my administration agita^witii the froOwl-.
edge which, trow.VWgjj&ilMG*, I bav<
acquired, the Ursfe I would ast
wltli regard to to,ft^'c?&djdat? for offie?
sQotild be: ''Is he -addicted tc the use o]
|ijjj^Perb&pB the rao?t aplo/wal blander mad?.
use of liquor* in tbawEL-One
to be utterly abstinent. Ho may'daiBMi
quors after he leaves tbo service 'k2|t
wlille iu the employ of'tbe r*Ur<mmH|
ou^h: to be so,in the. army. Yatw^HH
very bad etorle* of the, prevalaii<j^0^rj[fl. |
toxlcation iu our Pblllpplue urtbyjSBMKw
great change In Manila lis the vast fneBWWv
iu the saloons. Nothing else bad "ad injured
the American oaoso In. tUe
pines, aud the blame Is oc the highest At-:
llcers la command. 'General, pilfetfefefej
would notnllow-a droi) of
quors with Ms army In t lid; 8 oti dan
Vork Independent. ..
*The C*fc?arte hi B*>ef. ~
Every moderate drlntfer couM abailiJw:'
the Intoxicating X'up.iC he woijldj'dverj^'hl-'
ebrlato would If. he could. .
The time is. .coming when no officiaJ;<san .
with impunity' ignore the growing sentiment
in fuvor of temperance. t Arrangements
have beeu made by tam-"
perauce people in New York to send a cotfe*
WHeoB to all night fires and to serve hoi
coffee, free, to the firemen. .
Recently in New York a certain tradeunion
issued a notice to its members wara .
ing them tliHt tliey would forfeit all clnittt
to sick benefits if they were fouud frequebt
iug liquor saloons while on the sick list.
The average cousurapMoa-. alcoholic
drinks in England lust y&tf Wa9:at.t'he rat<
of flOO worth per family W Ave.-Drinking
one glass of "wine may be th<
entrance into a path which. <ends in' i
ilrnnlrarfVu nr-urn P.AVfifA ftf. thn lwcin
j nings or ba^hablts.
It behooves every totalabstairier to knov
liis ground well, to be thoroughly well &c
quainted with the many excellent reason?
t.'iat extstTor total abstinence, so hs to bable
to remove the prejudice that spring;
from ignorance.
' The presence of women at the Jacksoi
Duy banquet"bf the Democratic .Society o
Denver prevented the serving of wine. I
tjie State couldbe much itffjencml In
' tf&itfen voters, Colorado wouliq-iekly set
Jtte Inst oi the. wl.na.
Welcome Spring ? Matching for God't
Ihe Life 1* the Kvldence?
The fttraitened Way the Heat Way?The
Spirit Oivcih Life?Need To Be Better.
When the night i9 longer lighted,
Ana ib D lgbter than the day,
When the dowers all are blighted,
And the deep drifts bar the way;
When the seaward currents slacken,
And the sedcy banks are still;
And the silence spreads the bracken,
Belling wood and field and rill;
Shall I, back to autumn barking,
Mind me of its golden meadsV
Hear the rippling river making
Wary step among the reedsV
O'er the waste, wait spring, delaying?
Strain to hear if redDreost eingsV
D.oam of apple-blossoms swaying,
Meadows murmurous of wlngsV
El^ep behind the frost-lockod sashes
As a beast sleeps in its lair V
Fret, like ptlsooMTbird that dashes
At the bans of its despair V
To the hills, where stark stubs shiver !
To the speedway of the storm!
Under foot the stijless river.
Overhead, night'n formless form.
1 will hear the load gale screaming,
Feel the forest's quake of dread ;
Wake me front the death of dreaming,
Every life-drop running red. '
Not in autumn post, though golden ;
Not in flower-promteed spring;
Here is life?here. wiatsr-holden?
Tbo' the wild winds, dirges sing.
?Professor Dallas Lore 8harp, ln Zlon'r
' Wntchinff for God'4
Unless you put fat your water jars whet
it rains you will cateh'io.water; If you do
not watch for Godcomifircb help you.Gou't
watching to be gracloifi^wlil be of no good
jii nil to you. Hie waitingts aot a substitute
for ours, but because Htfwatcheg therefore
we should watch. We utg, we expect Him
to comfort and help us? well, are we standing.
as it were, on tiptoe, with empty hands
upraised to bring them a little .ceprer the
gifts we look for? ixe ourr.'Vyes evei
towards the Lord '/"'. Do we jsorecver HU
gifts, scrutinizing them asetgerfv asYgoidseeker
does the-quartz in his p?B. to acted
every shining apeck of (he precious metal!
Do we go to dor work and' oar daily battle
wUh the confident (expectation that He will
surely come when.Wrneed lb the sorest and
scatter our enemiet? Is there any clear
outlook kept by uB<forrthe help which we
know must corned lest it.flhould puss us unobserved,
and, likeihedove from the ark,
finding no footing in oar hearts drowned in
a flood of trouble*, be flWn to return to the
calm refuge from wbicb It came on its vaii
errand? Alas! how magj gentle messengert
of God flutter hotneleflr about out hearts,
unrecognized and unwelcomed. because we
have not been watching for them!?Alexander
Tli* Life Is th? Kv.'<len<e.
He is saved who is pnreuing the ends Got
has ordained by the means God has ap
pointed. XNO Otner man IB ur vnu un sniou
whatever he professes or believes. It migh
have a more familiar sound to say. He i
. snvpd who Is a true follower of Jef?us Christ
or, He is saved who has renounced his sin
and laid bold on eternal life. But tb<
meaning is the same. The evidence thaton
Is s-aved must be looked for in bis life
The evidence is in theMte be baft chosen an<
in the courses be is puaruing. There is n<
evidence worth notiii? in the "life'' of i
man who drifts, thi?way or that, with th
current he happens Wbe In. '""It is a life o
preferred good, notot easy compliance;)
life of principle, uot- of policy: a life o
"strenuous" endeavor: to be right: a life
bidden with Chrifl iilpGod, tbat ahowstb
genuineness and tffcffieasure of 'our salva
tlon. For ?ucU~a-iiaWfttlon We pray anc
Bti upgJe. Graw^w^'.O most helpful anc
blessed Lord; '
The SfraUetfed'Way the Best W?y.
The Btraiieii^fi^way Is the wny of power
end the^fc'War is the way to' achieve
ment J^flljQHHrits marvelous strengtl
to turn 'mB^^HBftVgpnprato electricity
to shine froSQHHBBtoi lamps hundred:
of mileb dlsttuRTvm bo Weakened lnt<
Ufieiehsnese by widening its pathway am
flowing waters. It i;
A# Jai
jj^ ^
WBTOPW KffcfyraOI-TPjV MVU UUU Viiitov n?Wh
^to ^^Cwter.tban we are, to rid ourperfections
ay fust as po?
^bl^^kjjjwbsaore and more Into spirltua
itttw^5iffilj''^b?u3st')ve9. If we desire tc
dQ.tol4~radf/B$i<> does not so defir?V?w?
?|?D -do BO&y dcmplying with the conditions,
These cpbditions1 are sot many, not complex,
ntftdiBeblt to understand and obey.
It was-Aot the sheep that waa seeking the
shepbfiHf:;',-lt was the shepherd going out
mtp ttaerdesert to hunt until he found the
tost ftheepi;;. It was not that piece of silvei
?#aeking thdw oman, but It was the woman
issuing fox the lost piece of silver. Thai
p*ralle3 teach ns that God is the great
t v?,w?v?
.; - ?-.
Attachment to Christ is the only secret o!
detachraeut from the world.?A. J. Gordou.
It It Xaimed *'3fottawkIte"?Combination
of Copper, Nickel and Arsenic.
A fifteen-inch Assure vein of copper or?
. was-recently discovered crossing the lodt
at the Mohawk mine, near Houghjon,Micb.,
and at first It was thought to be copper sulphuret.
It provet? to be an absolutely new
mineral never before determined by mineralogists.
Professor Goo. A. Koenig, the
scientist of Houghton, whoso authority is
recognised in Ruropo and America, has
coudu-'ted extensive experiments with tlie
miner.il and pronounces it a combination
of copper, nickel and arsenic, possessing
greet value. He has named the mineral
"inohawJilte," from tlio mino where it was
Subject: The Centnrlon's Servant Healed*
Luke vii., 1-10?Golden Text, Fm. clil.,'
13?Memory Verse*, 9,10?Commentary. ' J
on the Day's Letson. 1 | J
? \ 3
1. "When He had ended all Hlfl sayings.' t
The sayings recorded in the preceding! I
chapter und in the sermon He had juetj V
preached. "In the audience of the people.".
What Christ said He said publicly; whoever
would might come and hear Him. He!
Himself said, "In secret have I said noth-*
ing." John 18:20. "He entered Into CaperJ J
naum." Capernaum was where most o?
Christ's mighty deeds were performed.) J
Matt. 11:23. His miracles failed to produce) j
repeatance. The unbelief of the inhabitants
of that city, as Christ solemnly declared,;
rendered them more guilty than the people' .' .a
of Sodom. Three lessons may be drawn. ( 3
from this: 1, That it is foolishness to tbinlc! \
that faitb would have been stronger than! \
it Is in us, if we bad been witnesses of \*|
Christ's life and miracles. 2. That we may. \i
shudder at the sins of others and at the w
punishment they may bare incurrod, and.
yet be far more guilty ourselves. 3, Ac- Jj
cording to the measure of light against *. J'
which we have sinned will be our punishnent.
2. "A certain ceDturion's servant." A.
centurion was a Roman officer who had *,%
charge of one hundred men. This servant .M
was a slave. "Who was dear unto him.'*
i Jr, "whowaain much esteem with him."; |
{ By this statement Luke means that this Lm
j was not an ordinary slave, but a faithful .39
| servant, distinguished by many excel- '^1
j lences, and very highly esteemed by hja i
j master. "Was sick." "Sick of the palsy,'
! grievously tormented." Matt. 8:6. "And i J
| ready to die." At the point of death, R. V. u M
3. "When he heard of Jesus." Of His1
irrivnl at Capernaum. He must have known V.J
:>f His miracles before this.' "Sent unto vj
Him the elders of the Jews." These wera jM
either magistrates in the place, or th* fWk
Slders of the synagogue which the cen- V
:urion bad erected. V. 5. He sent these,' ' M
j probably, because he thought they woulai >5
have a greater influence with Christ. He flj
I was a Gentile, and evidently feared that 'M
! Christ might not receive him. Matthew '3
3ays the centurion came to Jesus. He |
probably came later, for Jesus evidently, H
spoke directly to tlm. He showei&great t
respect to Jesus. He chose the mostlonor- #
able person to approach Him.' True
humility does honor to a superior; a false )
humility sometimes leads one to be guilty j
of real disrespect. "Beseeching Him."'
| Earnestly entreating Him. These elders
r dI the Jews must have been strongly attached
to the centurion. "Would come."
*** fa,?(f wt/miIH ha nmnor
1aoy eviueuiijr kuuugaut nw<u WW
for Him to go to the house, even though
t the centurion was a Gentile.
4. "When they came to Jesus." Distress }
drives to Jesus, and Jesus com6S to those 'jj
in distress. It wjould be well with us if wef jd
would all gp JctJhrist. ^They^besougbti
| Him JnBtiurRy." That is, earnestly and
without a moment's delpy.f "He was!
worthy." ThiaMswbat the elders said ofj V
1 the oenturion. wis opinion of himself was: w
very different. jfhe centurion thought be1 V
was not worthy of u vim, these men' fl
i thought hftjMJ&orthy of jjjthe cure; thu? >M
: bonor siall npW|l the humble in spirit.! "3
i Let another praismme and not thine own;
I 5. "He loveth ou^natlon." The elders,
supposed they wouldrae obliged to remove:
, the prejudloo a^iarf the Gentiles from the
1; mind of Jesve. Tffi'fl.was all the more ro-j
t marlrobie, becausAut very few of the Gen-,
tllet loved^the JemStipeople: "Hathbuilt,
E us ? synlffdMM(fr Tlijs he-foad done at his! ^
e own expose. Dnviuc/Do dOubt employed!
e his own-toldtfrs in ?e work. Opinions dif-^
i fer as to whether, this centurion was aj
J proselyte,'bat one tblng is certain, be hadl
: shown bla Jove for the God of Israel, for;
i the Jewish people and for their worship,! .
i by building a synagogue.
I G. "Jesus went with them." Jesus was. 'A
s very ready to go with them. He Is the 8av? ' H
1 lour of the Gentiles as well as the Jews.i .r
) Be who bad preached the gospel to the: l:T'<
i poor woman' at the well would certainly be' '?
iready to help this centurion. "Not fori 5
1 from the house." Jesus thought him as y j
j worthy as the Jews. No one is worthy;
the blessings of the Lord always cocpe to \
i us as an act of mercy on the part of TJnd. I
1 "The centurion sent friends to Him." This V
j was the second deputation, and it is quite V
' likely that tbe centurion also came Dim- Jg
3 j self. See Matt. 8:5-8. "Lord, trouble not
| Thyself." If he had known Jesus better ^2
; ! be wotiicl nave Known mas. jcsua was uua- ?
. | ious tc help him. Ccrist pleads with n9 to ?
j ; open tlie door and let him in. "I am not' ?
I ! worthy." He was only a Gentile and thus" "*
" outside of the favored nation. He regard- J
" : 3d Je3us as a superior Being. j / vfl
? j 7. "To come unto Thee." Ho felt ag 4
I though he could not approach into the
E presence of One so groat and so holy. The :
, sinner, who Is truly penitent, humbles him[
: self in just this way. and trembles as bo ap- .
J ' proaclies into tlie presence of Josus. "Bat
j j say in a word." It is interesting to notice ^
j that Jesus had already wrought a miracle
j | of tLiis kind (about sis months before this),
, 1 when, by His word, spoken at a distnuce,
r | ;he son of the nobleman at Capernaum had ?
| oeen healed. John 4:46-54. lie asked not I
i thepreaenco of Christ, but only an exertion
1 Df His will. He believed in Him who is the
Life indeed; hence he could trust the Llv1
Ing Will out of Piglit. "Shall ba healed."' a
2 He had no doubt whatever of Christ'sabil
Ity to perform a complete cure, instantly, 4
; by just speaking the word. . jfl
' 8. "Set under authority." That is, un- v
ior the authority of others. The argument <4
1 of the centurion was that, although he was \
e under toe autnorny 01 otner?. yei no uaa ^
! authority over others and they went at his
biddiuc: how much more coul.l Christ, who ' >.
Iithority of no one, ac- I
willed. He is confident J
aslly send an .angel t? ,, 1
t his, as he cun send a J
ed at him." The only J
ius is said to have been 3
ark 6:6, when He mar- |
abellef. Christ was not 3
iturion's faith, He knew |
tore .a word had been 1
aressed His admiration A
#1rthe more conspicn- |
l6~people." Jesus wouM m
jarefully observe the ex- J
1th and profit thereby. I
it faith." We sometimes
> ioast expect It. That
on of God fastened as, j
' WortftjT <>t admiration was not tbd cenf'
dturioh'sfcenovelence, nor his lore of tb?? i
i' JewlBV htttion, 'nor his affection for his
9la?er nor.hle perseverance, but his faltb.
"In IsfaoK" TJiis name was given to the
pa' Jacob in memorial of the faith
r w' oh gave hlm power over the ancel and i
ei abled'blaito prevail; but now by a
h< athen and not by n son of Abraham was' ,a
*XltbsW>wain all Its strength and beauty. A
10. "Found his eervaut wholo." The
j healing toolt .place at a. distance from '
Christ. Ha usually came in contact withj 9
I *.1.? nH XT a /inn M lianl Ku Q "WAf/l 3
lUOOUU^i, M?I| MO VVUiU av?i . ** 1
k us well m by a tcuch.
f '
1 Of k Population of 297,905, Only One Ixth
Can Speak KnglUh.
Tbe annbal reports of Indian ugonts will
. be printed In the form of an appendix to
tbe report of tbe Commissioner of Indian J
Affairs. Tbey show that the entire Indian
population Is 297,905, of which number
1 95,679 wear citizens' dress, while 31,923- JI
wear a mixture of Indian and civilized ?
' clothing. Those who can read number JH
42,597 and 53,314 can carry on an ordinary 123
' conversation in English. There are 25,23t> ~fl
\ dwelling bouses built for tbe Indians, i
" 1153 of which were built within the last m
*" The numberyot births was 4'37 and tbo '&
' deaths ~;5253./ Twenty-six Indians were i
killed by whites and seven whites by Indians.
One Indian was killed by other In- i
, uiuu?. xuo uuiuu^r 01 loamn criminals ?3
punished was 146$. There were 31.(&5 In-i *
' dian church members and 348cburch build-)
ings on the various reservations. The, ^
) amount of money contributed durlDgthof
Inst year by religious and other societies; ..
was: For education, $261,515; for general1
' church work, $119,407, and SIG.Orc from
| New York for the support of the school i
established by tbe State. 3
Sleilo.'n JInrimin Colonic# Grow.
, The several Mormou colonies iu Chibuft- '
Siua State, Mexico, have been increased la
population by the arrival of over 50WMor uon
irr.raipirHnts from Utah daring thelast
.wo months. The colonies were established B
under concessions gramed by the Mexican 9
Government. . ^

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