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"But didn't you hear what the doctor
?aid? Didn't you wait to hear it?" persisted
"I waited to hear it. but I didn't succeed,"
said the colonel, in an offended
The fact was that he and a number
of other nobodies, who on one account
or other considered themselves persons
of great importance in the neighborhood,
had been cruelly snubbed by the
two medical men who had made an
examination of the body when it had
been Drougnt into me xowu. *
after making their examination, they
had both passed out of the building
and through tne throng which awaited
them as quickly as possible, and had
both declined at that stage to give a
definite opinion as to the cause of
death. So all the little-great men felt
grossly insulted, and departed to their
respective homes at a white heat of
"For all I know, they may bring It
In 'Murder' against this fellow. King."
said the colonel, irritably, not with any
feeling of animosity against the person
in question, but in order to get
Nell to sympathize with his own grievance.
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girl was electrical.
"Murder! Against Clifford!" cried
she. springing to the door and gasping
for breath. "Oh. you don't mean that!
She burst into a violent fit of weeping,
which made the colonel rather
ashamed of himself. He tried to calm
her. assuring her that nobody but the
doctors, who were pompous asses
without an idea how to treat men of
powers and position vastly superior to
their own, would ever entertain such
a monstrous opinion. But she could
not find enough comfort in his words;
and at last, in spite of his and his
daughter's efforts to detain her. she set
'off to wall: to the Blue Lion, that she
might at least have the assurance she
longed for that nobody there shared
the colonel's rashly expressed opinion.
""Wind Noll, vou are to come back
here to sleep," commanded Miss Bostal,
who objected to the girl's remainIns:
in the vicinity of her highly undesirable
But Nell would give no promise. She
was deeply anxious, not only to hear
how Clifford was and what people
thought of Jem Stlckels's death, but,
aiso, to know how soon she would be
able to speak to Clifford, whose advice
had become more necessary than
Refusing, therefore, a rather perfunctory
offer on the colonel's part to
escort her along the lonely road, she
bade her friends *good-by and started
on her way to the Blue Lion.
But she got little reward for her
pains. The house was shut up when
she reached it; and i'ic;. who let her
Jn, started at the sight of her, and
hurried her up to her room, with scant
' information. Of course, the servant
had heard of the finding of Jem Stickels's
body; but she either would not or
could not offer any opinions, either
her own or anybody else's, as to the
manner in which it came about; and
Neil, fearing to rouse suspicion, was
fain to go to bed unsatisfied. Only
one piece of comfort was given her:
Mr. King, who had a professional
nurse in attendance on him, was getting
on as well as they could hope.
On the following morning, George
Claris, who looked worried and
anxious, told his niece, as soon as
breakfast was over, to pack her trunk
for her journey to London. Nell did
? not dare to make any protest, nor even
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whose mood was dearly one to be respected.
Slie bad to content herself
with Meg's report, obtained from the
nurse, that Clifford had passed a good
Before ten o'clock Nell and her uncle
were driving toward Stroan in the
dog-cart, with her trunk behind them.
They had not gone far when they
noticed that something unusual was
going on along the road. A party of
men, among whom were two or three
of the Stroan police, were busily engaged
in examining the road itself and
the ditch on either side. Nell with
feminine quickness of perception,
guessed that this search was in some
way connected with the discovery of
Jem Stickels's body on the previous
evening; but her uncle, being less
acute, pulled up his horse, and made
"Hallo, what's up?" said he, addressing
the nearest policeman.
"Oh, nothing in particular," replied
the man, with a glance at Nell.
"Nothing as would interest you,"
added another of the searchers, and
he, too, looked in an odd manner at
the young girl who sat with pale face
and silent lips beside George Claris.
"Well, you might give a civil answer
to a civil question, I should think!"
said the innkeeper, angrily.
His niece, more by gestures and
coaxing little touches of his sleeve
than by words, tried to induce him to
drive on. But he was obstinate. As
an old inhabitant, and one, moreover,
who had always been ou j,ood terms
with every one, he thought he had a
right to the information he had innocently
"Come now," he persisted, leaning
out of the dog-cart, and speaking in a
confidential tone: "If it's a secret, you
know as I can keep it. I've kept secrets
enough before, haven't I?"
But to his great indignation, he saw
on some of the faces of the men at
w.rk what he took for a pitying smile.
He lost his temper.
"Xow then, out with it!" said he, in
a sullen tone.
The policeman to whom he had first
spoken repressed the smile on his own
face, and answered seriously enough:
"We're not at liberty to say any
more at present. But you'll know as
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' much as we do very soon?this afternoon,
"Uncle George, we shall lose the
train," said Nell, in a quavering voice.
Then the policeman glanced from
George Claris to the trunk behind;
and. as the dog-cart drove off. he
whispered some words to the man
nearest to him, which Pent him running
at a good pace in the direction of
Uncle and niece had scarcely got on
the platform of the little station when
the local police superintendent dashed
through the doorway after them.
"Ah, Mr. Claris, I'm just in time, I
soe." hp santr out cheerily, as he
touched his hat iolite!y to Nell. "Going
up to London for a holiday?*'
"Not me. Can't afford holidays," re
plied Claris, rather surlily. '"I'm speing
my niece off, that's all."
"Well, I'm sorry to have to stop the
lady's trip, but we shall want her as
a witness at the inquest that's to be
held this afternoon. Very sorry, Miss."
he went on to Nell, "but it's only putting
off the pleasure for a few day?."
But Nell looked as much overwhelmed
as if the summons'had be*:-n
a death warrant. She made no answer,
but stood silently, tearless but
terror-struck, in front of the two men
staring at the approaching train, with
her lips parted and a wild look in her
Her uncle roused her with a rough
shake of the arm.
"What's come to the girl? Don't
look like that!" said he in h.er ear.
"Folks'll think that you had a hand in
it yourself if you go into court with
To his surprise and chagrin she took
him at his word.
"Will they say that, uncle? Will they
dare to say that?" she asked, with
such breathless earnestness that he
stepped back with a frown on his honest
"Bless the girl! You give me quite
a turn with your whisperings and your
scared face," said he, testily. "Come
along back home, and for goodness'
sake don't let them think as you wanted
to get away. The Lord only knows
what people say at these times if you
don't keep your wits about you, and
answer questions like a? reasonable
Nell said nothing. But the innkeeper's
heart sank within him as he drove
her home, and perceived tnat his once
light-hearted and merry little niece
was trembling like a leaf the whole
The inquest was held in the little
I town-hall in the market-place, and the
| ugly whispers which were afloat concerning
Jem Stickels's death brought
together such a gathering that the
meagre accommodation provided by
the old building was taxed to the utmost.
It was evident from the outset that
this was no ordinary case of a drunken
man-found dead in a ditch, with
nothing about him to tell how he came
by his death. From the very first
moment when the doors were opened,
and the crowd rushed in and filled in a
moment the space allotted to the public,
there were murmurs and whispers
flying from mouth to moutth, indicative
of the general belief that some
person or persons of a higher social
position than the dead fisherman, and
more generally interesting than he.
would be implicated in the course of
the proceedings. The questions:
"Where's the young lady?" And
"Won't the gentleman be well enough
to come?" were often but never satisfactorily
answered. The witnesses in
the case were in the magistrate's room,
so rumor said, and were to be brought
out one by one as they were wanted.
That part of the court usually occupied
by the officials alone held on this
occasion a goou ujauy cunuus uuts
drawn thither by the open secret of
the romantic interest attached to the
case. A few portly wives of local
tradesmen, sandwiched in among the
members of the sterner sex, lent their
presence to the scene. There was a
hum and a buzz from end to end of the
tightly-packed court as the jurymen
filed in, and taking their places on the
oaken seats, black with age, which
were already old when Charles the
First was king, were sworn one by
one, duly charged by the coroner.
After the. lull in the court causcd by
these proceedings, then1 was a loud
buzz of talk when the jury filed out
again to .view the body. The policemen,
little used to such a scene of excitement
in their quiet, little town,
roared themselves hoarse in their endeavor
to maintain silence on the part
of everybody but themselves.
When the jurymen returned the interesting
part of the proceedings began.
The first witness called was the
boy, Charles Wallett, who had found
the body. His evidence did not take
many minutes, and consisted merely
of the information he had given at the
Bell Inn the evening before. He had
seen the body lying by the roadside,
had called to the man, had touched
him; and being unable to detect a
movement or to obtain an answer, had
rua with all speed to give information
of his discovery.
The second witness was the detective.
Hemming. He admitted the open
secret that lie was a private inquiry
agent, and that he was staying at
Stroan on business. He had been the
first to reac* tfie boily after waiiett s
discovery of it, and he had been one of
those to identify the deceased as Jem
Stickels, the fisherman. The man was
quite dead when he found him, but the
body was stiJl quite warm.
"At what time was it that you first
saw the body?" asked the coroner.
"I heard it chime the half-past eight
by St. Martin's Church clock when I
was about halfway between Stroan
bridge and the place where wc discovered
"Was thexe anything about the position
in which the body lay. t*.* anything
else, in fact, to enable you to form an
opinion as to the cause of death?"
"Nothing whatever, sir," answered
Hemming, who gave his evidence in
tlie clear voice ana conntipnt imiuuui
of the old policeman, who feels that
the court is his own theatre, where he
is bound to get a hearing and deserves
"Was the body lying face downward,
in such a position that the man may
have been too drunk to rise, and have
been suffocated in thegrass and mud?"
"He was lying face downward, as I
have said, sir. But his mouth was not
close to the ground. I don't think it
possible \liat he could have been suffocated,
His clothes were quite loose
about'his neck also."
"Then you formed no opinion as to
the cause of death?"
"Well, sir. I had heard something:
and it made me jump to a conclusion
as I should not otherwise have done.
With your permission, sir. I would
rather not say at the present stage
what that conclusion was. It was !
formed from nothing I saw about the j
There were whispers in the court.
The people in the crowd looked at one
another, and intimated that there was
not much worth knowing that the'London
chap didn't know. They all felt
kindly toward Hemininf for speaking
out so that they could hear him, an
accomplishment in which the non-professional
witness is so lamentably deficient.
This was the gist of Flemming's evidence,
the few further questions
which he was asked producing unimportant
answers. Each witness had
to put up with a trivial question or two
from the members of the jury, who all
wished to make the evidence given
bear more weight than the giver intended.
The third witpess called was Lucas
Mann, in whose house the deceased
man had been a lodger at tl^e time of
Af.inn donnspf! that Stickels WaS
brought home by two m?n at a time
which he fixed as between a quarteand
half-past six. Stickels. who was
in a naif-dazed condition when he
arrived, came to himseif entirely within
a few minutes and told him a story
as to how he came to be stunned.
Stickels had then seemed quite well,
had had a cup of tea by the fire, and
had expressed his intention of walking
to Stroan that night. Then there had
been a knock at the door. Stickels
himself had opened it, and after a conversation
with two ladles who had
come to see him, he had gone out by
the back door abruptly. The next thing
Mann had heard of him was that he
had been found dead on the road.
The next two witnesses were the
men who had picked Jem Stickels up
from the ground, at the back of the
Blue Lion, a'ter his encounter with
Clifford. These both deposed that the
man was unconscious when they
picked him up. that he began to recover
almost immediately, and that
they did not have to carry him to the
cottage where lie lodged, but only to
support him a little, as lie complained
of feeiing "a bit giddy-like." Tney
said that he seemed to be quite himself
before they left him at the cottage.
There was a buzz of excitement In
court when Miss Bostal was called.
With the feminine witnesses began the
real interest of the case. Enough had
leaked out by this time for every gossip
in Stroan to be aware that the
quarrel between the gentleman, Clifford
King, and the fisherman, Jem
Stickels, had been on Nell Claris's account;
and everybody knew, also, that
Miss Bostal had espoused the cause of
Jem Stickels, and so had brought herself
prominently forward into the romantic
story. Although Jem Stickels
had not borne the best of characters,
it was natural that after Lis sudden
and mysterious death there should be
a strong revulsion of popular feeling
in his favor.
"Poor chap!" they said to one another.
"It was clear he was awful
fond of the girl, and, to be sure, she
must have given bim souie encouragement
for biin to have made bold to gi>
for her fine gentleman lover."
To be Continued.
Metaphor His Long: Suit.
When it comes to making a picturesque
metaphor, Senator Tillman is
not far in the rear. In fact, be can
take advantage of the moment and
Hash out as line a bit of simile as any
man on the floor. He showed his ability
a few days ago in his speech in answer
to Senator Hale's conciliatory effort
in behalf of the Subsidy bill. Mr.
Hale finally lost bis temper and said
one or two rather unkind things in
his effort, at one time hinting that if
Mr. Tilmau wanted time to fulminate
against tlie bill he might have it.
'FulminateV" snapped out Mr. Tillman.
*jl)ocs the gentleman from
Maine take me for a box of matches,
or a gun cap? Perhaps it is a flash of
lightning, and if it is. let me tell bim
that I want plenty of lime to grow
I Anin T ilftn't wnnf tA Bnr*llfl .'ill
my time making common sheet lightning."?Washington
Tree? Planted by Bh'.n Jays.
An old-time Arizona woodchopper
says the blue jays have planted thousands
of the trees now growing all
over Arizona. He says these birds
have a habit of burying small seed in
the ground with their beaks, and that
they frequent piuou trees and bury
large numbers of the small pine nuts in
the ground, many of which sprout and
grow. He was walking through the
pines with an Eastern gentleman a
short time ago when one of these birds
flew from the tree to the ground, stuck
his bill into the earth and quickly flew
away. Wheu told what hnd happeued
the Eastern may was skeptical, but the
two went to the spot and. with a knife
blade, dug out a sound pine nut from a
depth of about an inch and a half.
Thus it will bo seen that nature has
plans of her own for forest perpetuation.?Indianapolis
l'Hiiiiliaritr Sroetls Contempt.
"There's one thing I am sure cannot
be denied." remarked the Observer of
? -i mi.' ? .1 *'?? i u
HiVeiKS SUU auui^>. ill: i tiiiii ;t> uu
golfer is ?i hero to his caddie."?'Yonkers
The Chinese never wear wool?not
even In the oeptb of winter, and, generally
speaking, the entire population
cloth? themselves in cotton all the
Hernial Monuments p
| of Nortlj Africa. ?
IN North Africa are found 'two
great burial tumuli or mausoleums,
which date even before the
Roman occupation, and were, no
doubt, built by the native kings of
Mauretania and Numidia. The first
of these, shown in the engraving, is
SO-CALLED TOMB OF THE CHRIS
JUBA II., LOCATED 3
situated near the coast of the Mediterranean,
about thirty miles from
Algiers, and was at that period near
the ancient port of Caesarea (now
Cherchell). It stands upon a high
hill in the narrowest part of the Sahel
range, and thus dominates the surrounding
territory. Its form is that of
an enormous cylinder resting upon a
square foundation and surmounted by
a cone-shapfed part which is built up of
a series of steps reaching to the summit-.
At the base it measures 197 feet
in diameter, and its present height is
102 feet, but it must have been over
120 feet high originally. This monument
remained an enigma for a long
period. The Arabs called It KbourRoumia,
or Tomb of the Christian, on
account of the cross upon the northern
panel, which was still preserved, and
their imagination invented many legends
in which were associated buried
treasure, fairies and sorcerers. These
legends excited the Pacha Salais-Rais
(1552-1556) to try to find the hidden
treasure, and he had the monument
THE FIRST SEVEN-MAS
Length over all, 395 feet; beam, 50 feet; ir
ment, 10,000 tons; deadweight cargo
to truck, 182 feet; total sail area, 40,
cannonaded; but, although he made a
large breach in the western side, he
was not able to lay bare the chamber
containing the riches.
The first regular excavations -were
made in 1865-G6 by Berbrugger and
McCarthy under Napoleon III. They
cleared away a part of the outer wall,
and made soundings to find an internal
cavity, but it was only after four
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Del under the south panel they arrived
in a vast gallery, admirably preserved,
and thus discovered the internal arrangement
of the structure. Unfortunately
nothing whatever was found in
this vault. The gallery, chambers and
corridors are paved with large flags
and built of well-cut stone. The body
of the monument is solid, and consists
of rough stone and tufa blocks, irregularly
placed and joined by a mortar of
red or yellow earth. It was found that
the monument had been entered once,
or perhaps several times, for the purpose
of pillage. The stone doors were
broken, and whatever objects it contained
were carried off long ago.
Waves Furnleh ISuoys With Light.
Man has long since succeeded in
pressing the running waters?the rushing
brook and the majestic stream?
into his service, but he does not yet
avail himself of the unlimited power
wasted by the mighty, restless s a. He
still fails to gather any transmissible
power even from the immeasurable
rorce or me uues.
Lately M. Gehre, a German engineer,
has invented a buoy whose merit
consists in that wave action lights it
electrically. The apparatus needs no
attention for months at a time. Even
the lightest waves generate the light
while the heaviest storms fail to put
it out. Furthermore, in this device,
wave action also operates a large bell,
three resounding strokes being given
before every flash of the light. These
buoys are now being largely employed
in the shallow waters along the German
Candymakers say that the most profitable
part of their trade is in fancy candies
put up in ornamental boxes, the
box frequently cutting more figure ir
nutf-hasp than thp ponds.
IA SEVEN-MASTED STEEL SCHOONER |
The development or tne muiu-mu&ieu
merchant schooner, which has advanced
with such rapid strides during
the past few years, is one of the most
remarkable features in the shipbuilding
industry of the Atlantic Coast
The latest of these giant schooners is
the great seven-masted vessel shown
in the accompanying illustration. It
has been built from designs by B. B.
Crowinshield, of Boston, the designer
TIAN, SUPPOSED TO BE THAT OF
0 MILES FROM ALGIERS.
of many small and very successful
racing craft, and of the ninety-footer
"Independence." Unlike her predecessors.
the new schooner is to be constructed
throughout of steel. There
are three complete decks, which will
be of steel pjating, me upper uecii,
forecastle and poop-deck being woodcovered.
A collision bulkhead will be
worked in at a suitable distance from
The lower masts throughout the vessel
will be built of steel, with lapped
edges, flush butts, and stiffening angles
extending inside for the full
length. The masts are all 135 feet in
length from the mast step to the top
of the upper band, and they have a
uniform diameter throughout of thirty-two
inches. The top masts will be
of Oregon pine. They will be fiftyeight
feet in length over all, tapering
from eighteen inches in diameter to
ten Inches, except the foremast, which
will be sixty-four feet In length and
twenty inches at its point of greatest
diameter. The booms of the first five
TED STEEL SCHOONER.
loulded depth, 34 feet 5 inches; displacecapacity,
7500 tons; height mainmast, step
617 square feet.
masts will be forty-five /eet In length
by fourteen inches in diameter, the
spanker boom being seventy-five fee:
in length by eighteen inches in diameter.
The total sail area of the lower
sails and topsails will be 40,017 square
feet. The total cost of the vessel delivered
will be about $250,000.
Japan's Primitive Fire Department.
Japanese dwellings being of the Aimsiest
kind are particularly liable to destruction
by fire, and the fire departments
might therefore be supposed to
have been well developed. But they
are not being the one thing in which
Japan bas not advanced. Tbey are,
indeed, woefully inefficient.
Hand engines that can be carried by
two men and buckets comprise the
whole outfit. "Valuables are not kept
in the dwellings. In every village thero
is a massive tower, with iron doors
v and window shutters, and in this
building the inhabitants store what
ever tney possess 01 vuiuc iu oak .
from loss by fire.?New York Herald.
At the Bottom of the Sea.
A deposit of a bluish-colored clay
forms a broad fringe arouiid the margin
of the continental masses and
covers the plateau linking Britain with
CJreenlaud. If. is the finer detritus of
j the land, borue by the currents into
i the ocean. To what depth it extends
I depends on circumstances; the zoue is
J broader when the sea bed sinks
gradually, narrower where it steepens
i more quieklj-. Around the Azores a
J volcanic mud is found, while at the
Bermudas the deposit is pounded-up
coral?as might be expected. In a
few places green grains are numerous,
the casts of minute organisms?a material
like our greensands. South of
the Azores, and in one or two isolated
tpots, is a bed formed almost entirely
of smail shells of mollusks, called
rvfm.nnn/lo T-tllt hoVfiml tllP limit of
J_/ LV.JL V|JUUCi ?? -?v _ _
all these, down to depths of 2500
fathoms, the ocean floor is covered
! with ealcereous mud, composed of the
1 relics of minute living creatures, such
as' algae and foraminifera?the socalled
globigerina ooze ? material
. | similar to that of the chalk; and 'his
. passes -Qt yet greater depths Into a
. reddish clay, as to the exact origin of
i which different opinions have been eni
1 ,y' "
THE GREAT DESTROYEB!
SOME STARTLINC FACTS ABOUT
THE VICE OF INTEMPERANCE.
Effectn of Alcohol?Testimony of a Thynlcian
Showing the Ravage* of Knrn 01
fliA U?t?on Cvfltunt ? Thu Fnnrmnnl
Size of the Liver in One Case.
I wish to refer very briefly to two case?
that came under my observation last win
ter while acting in the capacity of autopsy
physician in Alameda.
They were both victims of alcohol, aftd
dicd^ while taking a so-called cure for the
dfink habit. They were similar, and so
characteristic o? the effects of alcohol or
the organs of the human body that I bring
them to your attention, while at the sam?
time they show what terrible abuse kind
nature will put up with and still keep thi
wheels revolving and the human machinerj
Case No. 1 was a man thirty-nine years
of age, who was brought to the morgue
after sudden death from the effects of a
prolonged indulgence in liquor. He had
been in good health, apparently, except
that for several years he had drunk to excess.
Upon examination I found the stomach
and intestines fearfully inflamed, and
the kidneys both broken down and softened.
The two organs, however, to which
i wisn to can your particular attention in
this case are the liver and heart. The
liver weicrhed eight pounds- and four
ounces, and was almost black in color. It
filled not only the entire upper part of thf
abdominal cavity, completely across to th?
spleen, but it had extended "upon the right
side nearly to the nipple line, crowding
the lungs into a small space. The galf
bladder was three times its normal siz?
and filled with bile. The heart was pushed
two inches to the left of its proper site,
was slightly enlarged, and its musculai
fiber so degenerated that when taken between
the fingers it came apart like a soft,
Case No. 2 had a stomach and intestines
similar to the first, but in addition
[ found the left kidney perfectly black,
and so degenerated that when soupezea
slightly in the hand it disappe.. d as i
completely as a bit of the softest mud.
The right kidney had a little more consistency,
but was not firm enough to withstand
any pressure. The liver in this case
weighed nine (9) pounds, and extended to
the points mentioned in Case 1. The heart
was in slightly better condition than the
first, but still softened and degenerated
to an alarming extent.
What I wish to especially emphasuein
these cases is the enormous size of the
liver, the almost complete destruction of
the kidneys, and the disorganized state of
the muscular fiber of the heart, while the
persons whose most vital organs were in
rinrkiswaVklA / nnrift.inn were annarent
ly in excellent physical health, and were
daily (when sober) attending to their ordinary
duties. How is it possible for men
with their organs practically destroyed to
bear the appearance of health, and for
years to be in a physical condition to labor
steadily and with no sisn of breaking
down??Chas. L. Tisdale, M. D., in Pacific
Coast Journal of Homeopathy.
After the Boys.
During Major Hilton's meetings at Cincinnati
he related a story of a boy in Chi:ago,
nine years of age, who came to
school drunk, and being taken in the arms
of an officer, hia head pillowed on his
breast, he coaxed the little one to tell
him where he got the vile stuff. After
thinking a moment he got up and felt in
his pocket, which was filled with old nails,
bits of string, a top, etc., but he could not
see the thing he wanted; he looked on the
floor, and there he saw what he had
dronned, a bright picture card, on the
edee of which were small squares, and
3ome of these were punched. "What ia
this? the officer asked. "My beer card;
2ach boy gets a card and each hole is a
drink, and the boy that gets the most
holes in a month gets a prize." There
ire three prizes, a pistol, a story of three
devils and a whisky cocktail.
One of the Cincinnati teachers felt impressed
to relate the story to a class of
afty-five boys. The eager eyes, the dis roaapri
lonks will not be forgotten. Then
jhe.v opened their hearts to her how men
n Cincinnati "play pool," and the winner
receives brass checks for drinks, and gives
them to the boys at the baseball ground
on Sunday. "Can I get some of them?"
said she. "Yes'm." "Well, bring ms
some." During the rest of the week in
the press of school duties the matter was
forgotten by the busy teacher, but not
jy the boys.
When school was called on Monday
r.orning the first question was, "Will you
:ake the checks now. Miss R?" and immediately
four brass checks were handed to
tier, each bearing the name of the saloonseeper
and five cents.
This is the way the mep push the saloon
business. A man who is mean enough to
sell rum is as a rule mean enough to do
almost anything.?W. L. Hastings.
A Saloonkeeper's Price List.
Here is the handbill of prices recently
issued by a Missouri saloonkeeper. The
bill displays a skull and cross bones and
this list of prices is given: Hobo corn
whisky, seventy cents per gallon; Kentucky
Lightning, seventy cents; Oscar
Fresh, ninety cents: Oregon County Busthonrl
aivt.v cents: Moonshine, fifty cents;
pure Tarantula Juice, forty cents; Coroner's
Pride, thirty cents: Undertaker's
Friend, thirty cents; Persimmon Brandy,
ifty cents: Gooseberry Brandy, fifty
:ents; pure Extract Juniper Berries, twenpy-five
cents; Embalming Fluid, twenty
Here is a dealer who is sufficiently
frank. He understands human nature
md knows that it is always seeking peril.
Insist Upon Sobriety.
The railroads of the United States employ
almost a million men in variohs capacities.
Not from any sentimental or
>ven moral motive, but strictly upon the
nase of efficiency?accurate and safe performance
of duty?the employers of this
jreat army of men insist^ upon sobriety
irnong their employes. Not less, probably.
than half of the whole number are
.vorkinf; urtder rtiles that positively forbid
them to frequent the places where intoxicating
drinks are sold, and almost a half
ire absolutely required to be total abstainers.
Cost of Intemperance.
One of our most enlightened cities reports
26.000 arrests for drunkenness a
-_j Pirnn : TVio finpa
V'ear, anu ouw im|j>isuuiu>.u?. ~ ?
sollected amounted to less than $25,000,
?vhile the cost of maintaining the prisoners
was more than $125,000. The net cost
to the taxpayers, therefore, was more
than $100,000. If some one proposed to
ipnropriate that amount for establishing
i library or other public institution the
matter would have a great deal of consideration.
lest the city might be guilty of
The Crusado In Brief.
Let us continue to teach our boys nna
girls that alcohol is a poison; that the
fact of its being oxodized in the body, if
taken in small quantities, h not sufficient
to constitute it a food, and that the normal
man is never benefited by it in any
Alcohol is not needed in any form as a
medicine. This fact is settled beyond
contumely by the many thousands of patients
treated in the Londor Temperance
Hospital in recent years a.id in that of
Montreal .and Chicago and other places,
in which these stimulants are not used as
Wine may give wings to the imagination.
but it gives no wit to guide them.
Rev. Dr. Wilbur P. T'nirkield, Secretary
of the Freedfnan's Society or the J\J. ii.
Church, says: "The open saloon and tlie
whisky jug store are the greatest enemies
of our work. They corrupt and impoverish
the people. Rum drinking by the white
and colored people is responsible for the
great majority of race riots."
Over 2000 West Virginia citizen soldiery
encamped recently near Wheeling. There
was no canteen, owing to the prejudice
against liquor of the owner of the camp
site. Ground was leased near by for a
canteen, but the Board of Trade threatened
to break up the encampment if the
canteen was persisted in. The County
Commissioners refused a license and only
soft drinks were sold.
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SOD'S MESSAGE TO MAfW
PREGNANT THOUGHTS FROM -THMI
WORLD'S GREATEST PROPHETS. H
Poem : untotne aonr?inu i.
of Prayer In the Divine Plan?It
Converse of the Unman Sonl With Oo^H
?The Hamu Side of Supplication. Hn
God broke our years to hoars and dayty^K
Hour by hour, V
And day by day,
Just going on a little way, "
We might be able all along ; 'W|
To keep quite strong. flH
Should all the weight of life
Be laid across our shoulders, and the ft&^H
With woe and struggle, meet us fdee
At just one place,
We could not go; WB
Our feet would stop, and so jjfll
God lays a little on us every' day, . H|
And never, I believe, on all the waf <H|
Will burdens bear so deep, Hfi
Or pathwaj-s lie so steep, IS
But we can go, if by God's power,
We only bear the burden oftbe houiV^H
??j orge mwgkeJ .
A Sermon on Prayer. v>
In order to approach our subject intent
gently and profitably we must have coxnl
mon agreement in regard to the meaning
of the term prayer. The shorter cate?
chism gives a fair definition. It sayi:
Prayer is an offering up of our desire!
unto God for things agreeable to His will
in the name of Christ, with confession ,0
our sins and thankful acknowledgment oi
His mercies. Now, I think you will agree
with me that this definition of prayer
not wholly satisfactory. .It has an atmosphere
of selfishness. It conveys too
mucn the idea of our needs and our
reaching an empty hand to God in order
to be filled. In looking up definitions of
prayer this one especially appealed to me
as being brief, simple and beautiful?
4-Via Vmmari artnl
I ittJ'Cl IO bUC WUfCiOC wj. buv uimmum
When the messengers of Martha and
Mary came to Jesus they simply saidJ
"Lord, he whom Thou lovest is sick."
They did not aak for anything. When
the prophet of Israel was in great distrea#
in regard to the threatening communication
of the King of Assyria he simply
went up to the temple and spread tnaf
blasphemous letter before tne Lord*
When the widows of Joppa were in such!
sorrow for the loss of the faithful and beloved
Dorcas they simply brought th?
beautiful garments prepared by the faithful
hands of the departea sister and ex-;
hibited them before Peter; yet all theseincidents
appealed to the heart of God.
They were prayers that moved heaven to*
bestow its richest gifts upon those" Bam?
ble and contrite hearts. It is not neoei(?
sary to be within the hallowed wall* Oi
some ancient temple in order to offer acceptable
prayer. It is not necessary- to;
fall down upon your knees in the dust iijorder
to be heard of God. It is not necefK
6ary to express your heart in certain
stereotyped foqns of invocation, thanks'
giving, petition and intercession in order
to come up to the true ideal of prayer.
Prayer can* find expression in these placeman
d through these forms and ceremonies*
But prayer is not confined to these. Yott;
can pray in any place, in any attitndeiw
whicli the human soul can pour its expe<
riences into the ear of God, and in whichwe
can listen to His tender, soothing, ]or*
ing voice. Praver then is the converse oi
the soul with God. God in your presen<*
and you in the presence of God, God iO!
your fellowship and you in the fellowshipof
God, God revealing His heart to yon*
and you revealing your heart to God<
God speaking in loving sovereign voice tc
you and you speaking in appeahnp an<f
confiding voice to God. In consiaens^^B
the place of such an exercise as that re^H
ferred to we are immediately brought
face to face with God. g
Prayer h.13 not only a human side. bnlHH
also, a God-side. To the Christian theraH
is no fact in life that is not based upoa^B
a Christian vision or revelation or con<H
ception of God. Prayer i9 based upon
Christian conception of God. The mate>H
rialist, the panthiest, the atheipt, theH
deist and fatalist do not believe in pray en
Their idea of God is incompatible witbH
faith in the exercise of praver. Prayer i?H
only compatible with the Theistic concep?M
tion of God.?The Rev. Donald C. MaoB
Leod, Washington, D. C. H
Real Repentance. H
Repentance-is not merely a little twinge H
of remorse over some wrong thing. It
not simply a gueh of tears at the recoIleoHj
tion of some wickedness. It is hot mereH
shame at being found out in some mean*H
ness or undeanness or dishonesty. It irH
the revolution of the whole life. SintH
wept over must be forsaken forever. Re-H
pentance is a change of heart, a turninaH
of the face ju?t the other way. It is wellH
for us to mike diligent quest to be survH
that we always abandon the wrontj-doinflH
which we deplore, that we quit ine cyum
course which we reccret, that we turnH
away from the sin which we confess.
k'ood many people get only half the go?H
wel. They talk a (treat deal about belieV'H
ing, but very little about repenting.
needs to be remembered that faith whicb^B
does not lead to a genuine repentar.ee ill
not a fuith which saves.?The Rev. J.
All of One Piecc. H
Our religious life is all of one pieces H
We ou^ht not to delude ourselves witbH
the notion that we are serving God whenM
we are at the same time dealing unfairly H
with our fellovr-men, or indulging in loosflH
and scornful utterances concerning them.H
These two things are not consistent witbH
each other. If we desire to show that.w?^B
arevsincere Christians we must do it byH
upright character and a meek and gentle H
attitude toward all men.?Nashville Chri?H
Dolus Good. H
The great means of doing good, thougbH
we cannot tell why or how, only because H
God so directed it, is by example. Wirl
are to be ourselves what we would haveH
others to be. And this not only wheoH
ethers know it, but in all places; for iH
believe that even wnac we uo m
affects others.?Mary Lyon. H
A Debit Balance. ' H
The man who enlarges his business byH
contracting his refigion swells hie incomtH
by starving his soul, will find the balance?
sheet to be wofully against him at th?H
final reckoning.?Rev. James 6. Nb:o3,H
Methodist Protestant, Pittsburg. S
The Problem of Each Life. H
The problem of each individual lifeH
ought to be usually the problem of tran*H
forming its wasting forces into channel* H
of personal and social helpfulness.?Rev.
R. A. White, Universalist, Chicago. B
Misspent Mlnntes. I
The misspents of every minute are (
new record against us in heaven. SurtyH
if we thought thus we should dismistH
them with better reports and not snffeiH
them to fly away empty or laden witfeH
dangerous intelligence. How happy is i(H
when they carry up not only the message,
but the fruits of good and stay with tn?H
Ancient of Days to speak for us before M
I His elorious throne.?John Milton. E
Christ's Lesson. ffl
This is the lesson of Christ, that theH
Almighty cares for every individual life.H
?Very Rev. Dean Wilford L. Robbing H
Episcopalian, Albany. H
There is an aged woman living in Wa9K?H
ington who hes an autograoh letter fromH
President McKinlev, which she keeps H
among hor most valued possessions. SheH
received it soon after his.first election. ItH
T-- A- ? (wn ka,. TT-H/VH H
came in repxv tu uuv *?.*/? ?
she expressed her symDathy for the newly
elected President in the (Treat weight of
responsibility which he wan called upon
to carrv. She wrote merely to express the
hope that he would be guided by uroviderce
in his counsels and be given wisdom
and strT^tn for his duties. In his response.
Mr. McKinley said that it was almost
the first letter he had -eceived expressing
un^Ifish thoueht foV him, and ho
fe!t profoundly touched by it.