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A VICTIM OF CIRCUM!
B3r B. Xj. P,
MT name is Richard Pardon,
and at the time of the tragedy,
which wil be reclorded
in its proper place, I resided
with my wife and only
child, Eunice, at Boscombe
Lodee, Sevenoaks. A brief description
*\f m-r ohndo n-ill siiffipp Rnscnmbp
Lodge is an estate of about twelve
acres; the residence is old-faShioned
and roomy, and the pleasure grounds
around it are charmingly laid out.
Four female servants, a gardener and
a coachman did the -work of the house
and grounds. In addition to these
were Samuel Fleetwood and Mile.
It would not be correct to describe '
Samuel Fleetwood as a servant. He
.was altogether a superior man, and
was attached to me in a confidential
capacity. Circumstances of a peculiar :
nature had made me acquainted with
him some years previous to his entering
my house. He was then married, !
and had gone through great troubles <
and misfortunes which had left him
,very poor. His wife was in delicate J
health, and at more than one critical 1
Juncture Mrs. Pardon and I stepped in
to his aid. A ministering angel indeed <
-rv>f iriffl oror nrAvo horsdlf trt hf?
VUU UJJ V? VA J/ftVf V MWWW*
in such cases as this; her presence in
the sick chamber was balm, her smile '<
sunshine, her gentle voice breathed 1
peace. No man could more strongly
appreciate the sympathetic aid we ren- <
dered in a time of need than Samuel <
Fleetwood; it stirred htm to innermost
depths, and he was profoundly grateful
fOT it My wife and I stood by J
Mrs. Fleetwood's deathbed, and almost 1
;with her last breath she thanked us '<
ior the kindness we had shown to her and
her husband, and said, that the <
sacrifice of his life would be but a 1
slight return. <
"I speak for him as well as for my- <
self," she said. "He feels as I do." '
I received with humbleness, as I am 1
sure my wife did, these extravagant
expressions of gratitude, to which, 1
however, I made no demur, because I
perceived that the utterance of them 1
afforded the poor woman pleasure. To 1
* 1 T T 1
ease uer iasi moment i saiu tutu. x
would continue to be her husband's
friend, and a light of great happiness
shone in her eyes. 1
"He "will be your faithful and devoted
servant" she said, faintly, "to the hour i
of his death." 1
Faithful and devoted indeed he was, <
and I trusted him as I -would have ?
. trusted a brother.
It is necessary, also, for a proper un0erstanding
of my story, that I should
say something here of Mile. Ler.ormand,
governess, companion and lady's 1
maid to my dear daughter Eunice. j
This unusual mingling of duties was of 1
Mile. Rosalie's own arranging. She en- (
tered our service as governess to per- ?
feet Eunice in modern languages, draw- 1
ing and painting. I had nothing to do
iwitn tee engaging or tnc iaay, ana
therefore it was that I did not see her *
until she was regularly installed in our (
She was a fair lady, with languish- (
Ing blue eyes, with light hair, and eye- 1
brows almost golden in color. My ]
jwife, although she confessed she had 1
not inquired, said that she was about (
twenty-two years of age. I am not a (
good judge of a woman's age, espe- 1
* cially if that woman be fair, and I 1
took my wife's word for it. *
"Isn't she sweet, papa?" asked
"Too soon to pronounce," I replied, <
passing my hand fondly over Eunice's 1
hair, which was dark like my wife's. j
Some few weeks afterward I asked i
Eunice how she was getting on with <
modern languages. -v
"Papa," said Eunice, "I don't think j
Mile. Rosalie is very proficient in Ian- t
"Indeed, my dear!" I said, smiling. ,
"But she paints beautifully, papa," i
said Eunice. "Here are some of her 1
I examined'hem and was really sur- ]
prised at th&r excellence, and more j
surprised at the subjects the artist had ]
chosen. Moreover, they bore uninis- i
takable evidence of having been paint- j
ed from the life. I mentioned this incidentally
to Eunice, and she immedi- (
ately ran away and returned breath- (
"Oh, yes, papa!" she cried?"from the i
life. I asked her, and she said it was '
the only way to produce good work." i
The information deepened my sur- ;
prise. They were figure subjects; a 1
<iuel, a tipsy brawl, a group of merry
monks, gallants .ogling a lady, a moon- :
light meeting of lovers, gamblers in a i
lowe cafe, and sucb like. The execution
was masterly, but they were
strange themes "from the life" for a :
young lady. j
Saying they were very clever. I hand- i
ed the sketches back to Eunice, and i
from that day set myself to a closer
observance of Mile. Rosalie. I allowed
a month to pass, and then I asked
En nice how she was getting along with
her studies in painting.
"Vnt vorv woll nnnfl *' s.iiil EnnVp.
"We have hardly had one lesson?now
I think of it, not even one. Mile. Rosalie
has taken quite a dislike to paintin?;
but she dresses her hair beautifully
I noticed tlien my daughter's hair,
which indeed was beautifully dressed.
A charming, sweet-tempered girl,
eighteen years of age. Eunice from the
first had never wavered in her praises
of Mile. Rosalie. But for this and the
fondness of my wife for the so-called
governess, I doubt whether she would
have remained in my house for any
length of time. Before she entered our
service I was given to understand that
she was French; and 2 became convinced,
from evidence which she herself
supplied, that she was English.
Mademoiselle, therefore, being converted
Into Miss, Rosalie might quite as
likely be Jane or Betsy, and Lenormand
Smith or Jones. Introducing
herself tinder false pretenses in respect
to her name and nationality, she must
be capable of other duplicities, and
consequently an unfit companion to
my dear daughter. After some deliberation
I communicated my suspicions
to my -wife.
"You may be mistaken," she remarked.
"I may be," I replied; "but I do not
think I am in this instance."
"My dear," said my wife, gently,
'women are the best judges of women."
"Of women's failings," I said, correcting
her out of my wisdom. *
"Of women's virtues also," said my
wife. "Consider, Richard; have you
seen anything in Mile. Rosalie's conduct
of which you disapprove?"
I did consider, and could fix upon
nothing definite except the subject matter
of the pictures. I spoke of this.
"Mile. Rosalie," said my wife, "has
explained all about them to me. She
has had a bard life, Richard, and has ,
been compelled to turn her talent as an
artist to profitable account. It meant
bread and butter to her. The dealers
would purchase only certain subjects
if her. drawn from low life. or. rather,
3ear?not to be unjust?from a poorer
life than ours.
"So," she continued, "Mile. Rosalie
bad no option. How grateful we
should be for the blessings we enjoy ,
md for the evils -tfe are spared! Mile.
Rosalie is above reproach; she has
:ome safely out of the fire of temptation
and cruel suffering. Eunice is
leeply attached to her. She is an
>rphan, too, and h*^jratitude for the
aome she has found with us is boundess."
"Well, well," I said, feeling somesvhat
helpless, "let it be as you wish."
"Thank you, dear," said my sweet
tvife. "We will say "nothing of this to
Eunice; it would grieve her. "And just
now," she added, with a bright look,
'we must have no clouds."
Later in the day I met Mile. Rosalie's
frank smile with a smile as frank.
She seemed grateful for the response,
for she raised my hand to her lips aiid
:issed it; and then, as though ashamed
)f herself for this ebullition of feeling,
>he turned and fled.
My wife's words, "And just now we
nust have no clouds," were an allusion
:o a joyful event which we were humany
certain would take place during the
lay. Within the last two years we bad
struck up a friendly acquaintance with
1 gentleman of independent fortune
svho lived a few miles from Boscombe
Lodge, and on the morning of the foregoing
conversation with my wife I revived
the following note from him:
"My Dear Mr. Pardon?Unless I receive
a telegram from you to the effect
that you will not be able to see me, ,
[ shall do myself the pleasure of call;ng
upon you at about 1 o'clock to discuss
a matter of the deepest and ten- '
lerest interest to both of us. .With
rery kind regards to Mrs. and Miss
Pardon and yourself, believe me, faithfully
There was no mistaking the purport
jf this letter. We had long suspected
:hat Mr. Clanronald's son Harry was 1
n -with mir dnuehter. and it had
'ormed the subject of many serious
conversations between me and my
vife. Eunice's heart, we saw, was lost, ;
ind Harry's father was now coming
:o ask her hand for his son. A peculiar
:elf-consciousness on the part of Eunice
convinced us that she had been informed
by HarFy of the impending interview.
Loving she always was, but
:here was a clinging, pathetic tenderness
in the morning caress, the meaning
of which, having read Mr. Clanronald's
letter, was clear to me?as
though she was pleading to me to place
no bar to her happiness.
At the appointed hour Mr. Clanronald
lame, and we soon arrived at an understanding
that the projected union was
suitable in every respect; but it was at
my instigation, and not at the instigation
of Mr. Clanronald, that the business
aspect of the affair was postponed
for future consideration. 1 had the
best of reasons for tbis postponement.
"There will be no difficulty,y I presume,"
said Mr. Clanronald, and his
eyes wandered to :he evidence of
wealth by which I was surrounded.
"None whatever," I replied. "Eunice's
great uncle, whose heir I am. is
absent from England, and it will be
naturally agreeable to him that he shall
have a voice in the matter. He is very
nn?l flir* nnctnnnomrint will lio
in the interests of the young couple.
' Quite so," said Mr. Clanronald. "I
am prepared to do what is necessary
and proper, and you will meet ne in a
He put tbis in the form of a question,
and I replied, "You nay rest perfectly
He expressed himself so, and then we
went to join my wife and daughter at
luncheon. He shook hands cordially
with my wife, and kissed Eunice, who
knew by that sign that all was well.
Sho blushed and trembled and moved
closer to her mother, whose tenderness
toward the de.rr child we were to lose
Excited anil eager. Harry Clanronald
came in the evening, auO. had an interview
with Eunice, in which mutual
love found expression. Happy, saere
hour! Xever, never to be forgotten i:
all the after life!
Harry stopped later than usual; Et
nice had disappeared; cbe was waitin
in the garden for her lover.
"Good-night, Harry," I said. "Yo
are a fortunate young fellow to hav
won the heart of our darling child."
"I am the happiest man in the worli
sir." said Harry. "You may trust he
safely to me; I will prove mysel
worthy of your confidence and he
On the following day Eunice ir
formed me that she had promised Mll<
Rosalie that she should remain with u
until the day of the wedding: an(]
moreover, had promised tbat her gov
erness should be one of the brides
maids. I would rather not have had i
so, but I had not the heart to cros
Eunice's wishes at such a happy tim
of her life 4s this.
"What does Harry say to it?"
"Harry says 'yes' to everything," re
plied Eunice, with deliciou3 emphasis
"He is enchanted with her. And wha
do you think, papa? She is going t
make my wedding dress!"
"A dressmaker as well!" I exclaimed
"She is a paragon, this Mile. Rosali
"Indeed she is, papa."
"She can do everything, it seems."
said, "except teach languages an*
"I don't want them now, papa."
"Of course not?now that you hav
"Yes, papa," said Eunice, with pei
I pinched her cheek. "What if th
dress shouldn't fit, my dear?"
"Oh, but it will, papa. Mile. Rosali
declares it shall, and it will be mad
weeks and weeks beforehand!"
If anything could have induced m
to hasten the wedding day it wouli
have been the thought that we sboul<
be the sooner rid of a woman to whom
despite the glowing eulogiums of m;
wife and daughter, I had taken an uh
accountable dislike?unaccountaDie 10
the reason that I could find no jus
cause for the feeling she had inspired.
I must make mention of a peculiarly
in my habits to which I have been sub
ject from my earliest remembrance,
am a somnambulist It is not my pur
pose to enter into any discussion of thi
fruitful theme; I am simply recordinj
those facts which bear relation to m;
Often in my youthful days was
followed by my nurse and relatives i:
the night, while I was walking in m;
sleep, and carefully watched, in orde
that I should not come to harm. M;
wanderings were generally of a harm
less kind, and sometimes afforded met
riment, as on occasions when I mad
my way to the larder and helped my
self to the good things deposited tliere
But there was one occasion when the;
took a mere serious turn.
I slept on the second floor of a semi
detached house. In the adjoining hous
resided a man?a widower when I firs
became acquainted with him?with :
little daughter, between whom and my
self some innocent love making tool
place. The father of this little girl
whose name was Elsie, married again
and the stepmother was not kind t
the child. Indeed, when the fathe
was absent from home Elsie was cru
elly treated by this woman, and I use*
to hear her .cries through the wal
which divided the two houses. Elsi
slept also on the second floor, in th
room adjoining mine, and when sh
was beaten in the night I could hea
her appeals for mercy very clearly
These sounds greatly distressed me
and my child-mind was excised as th
means by which I could rescue m;
little sweetheart from the torture t
which she was subjected. On on*
rwv>fltdon business took the father fron
his home for two or three weeks, am
during this time Elsie's undeserve<
punishment?I was sure it was unde
served?was sharper and more fre
quentiy administered. She showed m<
the marks of the blows 011 her skin, am
I remember crying excitedly:
"I will kill her! I will kill her!"
To be continued.
London's Winter Foes*
London fogs have been legislated
against, have been bottled, analyzed
dissected, inquired into and "sat upon'
by endless committees, but we stil
know no more about them than abou
the aurora borealis. Only a couple o:
years ago the London County Counci
took them in hand. A committee o:
experts was formed'to investigate th<
causes, cure, distribution and all othe:
eccentricities of fogs. Their repor
stated that fogs could not be traced t<
any special locality; that they seemec
to be rather the result of general at
mospheric conditions; that a Londoi
"pertikler" was usually formed bj
sucking in suburban fogs and mixinj
them up with the pall of smoke tha
Invariably hangs over central London
that fogs rarely occurred when tb<
temperature was over forty degree!
F., and tliat tliey were most lrequen
after a night ten -legrees coider thai
the preceding day. I Jiave seen esti
mates which place the direct and indi
rect loss to London by fogs at ovei
$25,000.(100 a year. One day of realli
severe' fog will cause the metropolis t<
consume enough gas and electricity, ii
excess of her ordinary requirements
to supply a town of 50.000 for a wlio!<
year. Moreover, a fog means a licavi
casualty list. The great fog of 1S$<
increased the mortality of London In
2004 in three weeks. The fog whicl
ended on January 2. ]S02, after en
shrouding Loudon without interim's
sion for a fortnight on end, caused ai
excess of 14S4 deaths in one week.Syduey
Brooks, in Harper's "Weekly.
Aiwa v I'recisr.
Del Valentine tells of a Kansas eler
gym an he once knew wiio prided him
sen on his precise and scrupulous us<
of words. Onp Sunday this good mai
was praying for elevating grace ant
renewed working force. "Oh, Lord,"
he pleaded, "waken Thy cause in Tin
hearts of this congregation and giv<
them new eyes to see and impulse t<
do. Send down Thy lev-er or leev-e;
according to Webster's or Worcester'!
Dictionary, whichever you use. am
pry them into activity." This lawye:
o..,l cm,,.* nf hlc frUinns: wlin liaPPOllPi
to be there snorted just a littlo ami th<
"Aneu" followed quickly and with :
jerk.?Kansas City Stpr.
"l lllREVFNM THE WEEK ii
1" 1 WASHINGTON. S(
? ! President Roosevelt ordered tb(
I name of the training ship for midship11
| men changed from th? Chesapeake tc
e i the Severn. fi
| The proceedings in the case of Major
'? j F. De L. Carrington, tried by court
r j martial in the Philippines, have arf
rived at the War Department for re
r | view by the President. Major Carring
j ton was in charge of the battalion ol BJ
I Philippine scouts at the St. Louis Ex -y
'* I hibition, and bis trial was based oc
1 charges of misappropriation of funds
s [ and the duplication of accounts. The
!, ! court sentenced him to dismissal. Car ,
>. I rington was tried by the civil autborij.
J ties of the Philippines and sentenced a.
't j to sixty years and five days.
s | The President was made the beneli a
ciary of an act of Congress passed sis
years ago granting to all soldiers"who h
served out of the confines of the coun- d
I try during the Spanish .war twc h
months' extra pay. li
President Roosevelt issued an ordei a
>. calling for sweeping reforms in the d
t methods of conducting the business oi b
- I +>m fl/moT~n m on t ' Si
Hie President has approved tlie find- s
I, ings in two trials of Captain George 0
g I W. Kirkman, of the Twenty-fifth In- e
j fantry, sentencing him to dismissal
i from the army and confinement in the ?
Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) penitentiary ^
I for three years. Kirkman was con- f
1 nected with the sensational case re- E
suiting in the suicide of the wife of ar ?
army officer in Omaha. ?
e Secretary Morton removed the engl- d
neer in charge of constructing a dry T
.. dock at Charleston, S. C. c
e OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS. s
Proclamations on the part of China
e retaliating upon the United States for ^
e the exclusion laws have been making ^
their appearance in the Chinese quar- "
e ters about Honolulu and the other Ha2
.waiian Islands. 11
j The steamship Alameda brought a
box of snakes, some of them rattle'
snakes, on her last trip, for exhibition a
P 1 tr* O rTrvnnliilii nnr\ 'RfFnrt'a xc-pro flt
' AU & U4U UVU. / Av.tw *
l* once made to prevent them being land- ^
r ed, as there are no snakes In the isl- ^
t ands, and it lias.been a policy of long u
standing to keep them out. Escapes
from the zoo were feared. The reptiles a
were all killed before they got through ^
the Custom House by Collector Stack- T
7 able. ?
' Chinese posters in Honolulu announce ci
I anonymously that all Americans enter'
ing China will be fumigated at .the porl I
s of entry and must pay $5 a head to \
g get in. tl
1 i Jealous of his wife, William Board- ?>
3 ! man killed her at St. Paul, Ind., as she gj
y lay in bed, and then killed himself. j?
r Nearly forty firemen had to be taken p
y from the building of the Columbian
Rope Company, at Auburn, N. Y., the t(
dense smoke having overcome them. a
e Rear-Admiral Sigsbee's squadron of
four cruisers sailed for Cherbourg
from the United States to bring home t><
" the body of Paul Jones. h
y After killing her four small children, ^
Mrs. Paul Klass, at Kieler, Wis., com'*
mitted suicide, ill health prompting the
e deed. ?
1 The National Association of Credit 31
a Men at Aiempnis, xenn., eiec-Leu \j. \j. ^
- Ferguson, of Nevr York, as president. tl
Is A mail train on the Lake Shore road is
I, ran down and killed, near Edgertou, d
i, 0., Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Brown and Mrs. V
o Rathburn. S
r A surveying party of twenty has left n
. Seattle for Chilcoot Pass and Kotsina
, River to locate the division line be- a:
j tween the United States and Canada. D'
Dr. W. E. Woodekid, a New York ^
City broker, was arrested in Philadel- ^
e phia, Pa., on the charge of having obe
tained $2700 by false pretences.
r A meeting of the Citizens' Associa'
tion, of Newport, R. I., was called for
f. the purpose o;? trying to secure the
e peace conference for that resort. It c]
y was said that twenty villas had been tl
3 offered for the use of the conferrees. T
? Thomas F. Ryan, at New York City,
Q stated that he was the sole buyer of tl
, the 502 shares of the Hyde Equitable * '
: stock, for which he.pail $2,500,000. 11
j Samuel Greason, a negro, who was ?
] sentenced to death as an accomplice of E"
Mrs. Kate Edwards in the murder of "J
"-j JLitli JLLU3 JJU.JUU, JLICIO uttaji ovi a.*. v-v ??v
3 court in Reading, Pa. lie was declared
innocent on retrial. t
The trustees of Otterbein University,
a United Brethren college at Wester- ^
ville, Ohio, have decided upon the es- jj
tablishment of a chair of philanthropy 6,
] and practical rc'igion. . n
Harvey Smith, John Collier and Wil!
Jackson, colored, were hanged in the cjail
yard at Decafur, Ala. Troops were p
present, but there was no disorder t<
among the 2000 people who surrounded p
the jail. T-mitli and Collier murdered tl
Miss Belle Bloodwortb, of Decatur, p
Jackson killed a policeman. tl
Otis Botts, twenty-one years old, was E
hanged at Peoria, 111., for the murder ?
of his girl wife last January.
j Pittsburg is to have a Soldiers' MeI
morial Hall costing not less than $2,- tJ
! 500,000, and it is understood that H. C. u
i Frick will give $1,000,000 toward it. ?
y fUttaiUIN. j.
[ American Ambassador Conger was a;
. officially presented to President Diaz
I of Mexico.
" All Havana was in mourning over
* the death of General Cioniez. and $15,c
000 was appropriated for the funeral.
The Norwegian Storthing adopted a ..
reply to King Oscar's letter, the act of
' secession being upheld. t?
[ In the explosion in Khantsisk. South ^
' Russia, in the Ivan colliery, 500 per- o,
5 I sons were killed. e:
1 | Swedish residents in Norway urged
* i pacific settlement uiwn King Oscar.
* France agreed to an international
7 conference over Morocco. 33
J Princess Margaret of Conuaught and
7 Prince Gnstavus Adolphus of Sweden i
i were married at Wirdsor Castle, Eng
Advices from Paris, France, said
" * ! 1J ! ll
l tiiar me suuiiuuii rey:irunjj; .uuiuav
- was strained, but not grave, France
and Germany having almost reached a J1
deadlock. Fremier Rouvier has de- 11
cided to retain the post of Minister of :,2
. i Foreign Affairs.
Colonel von Wissmann, former Govi.
ernor ol German East Africa, accideni
tally shot himself in the head while ;>t
I I -leer-stalking at Fischern, near Liet?
i ion, Syria. His death was instanta- j"
? ueous. '
? The German steamer Tetartos was n
sunk on May 30 by the Russian ausi!5
iary cruiser Don, according to advices
'' just received at Lloyds, London, Eng5
land. Her crew was landed at Bata- te
I via. <
i* The Royal Mail Steam Packet Com- ^
1 pany, according to a report from Lon- ^
? don, England, will soon establish a ;c
l passenger service between Southarap- :c
tr>n at><1 Natv York Citv 11
? ^- r
'HE GREAT DESTROYER T
3ME STARTLING FACTS ABOUT ,N
THE VICE OF INTEMPERANCE; ^
he Awful Trajredy of a Bochester Sanday
Dinner?How a Peaceable, Industrious
Citizen Was Transformed Into
a Fiend?A "Warning to Drinkers.
Ob May 20 there lived on the corner th
f St Paul and Eve/green streets, in of
:ochester, N. Y., a family of four, co
incent Love, a young man of thirty, dc
as the father, Minnie vras the young
<ife, James was the little six-year-old
on, and the two months' old baby "1
ister was not yet named. th
Love was regarded as a peaccable Ti
nd Industrious citizen. He was em- be
loyed at the Eastman Kodak Works s?
nd made good wages. it
When he reached his home three it.
ours after he had quit work on Satur- tli
ay night he had left every dollar .of "c
Is week's wages in the saloons that a?
ne the streets between the factory In
nd his house. He was penniless, Pt
runk and quarrelsome. He rememered
that his young wife had earned Gi
smething that week. Needing a dress, in
he had taken home some sewing from in
ne of the clothing factories, and had ki
arned $5.80 for her week's work. ti<
But when her husband returned with to
is wages all spent and nothing in the uc
ouse for the Sunday dinner, she took nc
liis money ar4 started -or tbe store. **(
tut what did VinceDt Love, with tlae
iad spell of drink upon him, care far bi
je children's Sunday dinner, much lefis d
is own? He barred tbe way at the UI
oor and cried, "Give me that money. f;1
will do tbe shopping. You mind your P1
hildren." But she pushed him away, bi
nd taking James along, left tbe baby y
leeping in her cradle while she went
o the store. Soon she returned with SP
tie meat and vegetables for tbe Sun- w
ay dinner, * purchased with her own fa
ress money. - ^
Tbe house was dark when she went or
ito tbe kitchen, and striking a match,
be reached up to light the bracket jj*
At 10 o'clock six-year-old James stood ^
t the door of Dr. Hunter, two blocks <
way. "Doctor," he cried, "my mamma S1"
as gone to sleep and I cannot wake
er. Please come and wake my H
On the floor of the kitchen, lying in -a
pool of her own heart's blood, the as
octor stumbled over her dead body. ,eI
ames had pushed a pillow under his t0.
lother's head and covered her with a
omforter to keep her "warm. *
Baby -was crying in her cradle. Jf1
<ounging over the kitchen table was
ineent Love in a drunken stupor. On j-e
le floor lay the blood-stained knife. 112
^ngered because she would not give nc
im the money, he had concealed him- "e
?lf in the corner, armed with the t0
rutal knife, waiting her return. As
lie lifted her arm to light the kitchen "x
imp he sprang from the corner and 1)3
lunged it in her bosom. ' ^
Little James saw the blood, but he irj
)ld the doctor, "Mamma is sleeping;" ^
nd to the police he said, "I am afraid 1 1
) tell, for my papa will beat me."
In Mount Hope Cemetery lies the '"J*
3dy of the young woman who changed .1
er name by marriage to Love, laid
lere by drink. In the county jail Vin?nt
Love awaits his doom, made a
mrderer by drink. **'
In the home of the dead wife's !'.
lother are two little children, made ^
phans by drink. On the corner stands
le former home, wrecked by drink; r.
le grave Is closed; the prison door . 1
i closed; the door of the home is ,
losed; but the saloon remains optn.
i'hisky, the real murderer, is at large. J
ix hundred saloon licenses, that same .
eek, were renewed for another year 1
: debauchery and poverty and deviltry
nwrrio An/I +Im lilnnrl nf n nnnr
UU V?1 iUiC. lliiU ftSAXSVTl* V* % t.w^. Jp(
lurdered woman is upon the hands of '
le Christian men who by their bal- tb'
its consent to the curse.?Clinton N.
toward, in the New Voice.
Russian* Sodden With Drink. sh
American Medicine believes that
laronic alcoholism may explain in part
le Japanese victories in Manchuria. Si<
'he soldiers of the Mikado are mostly ;lv
>tal abstainers, while observers with 'O1
jo Russians dwell repeatedly on the t]l
runken orgies of officers and men. The 111
nmorality and drunkenness in Port ta
rthur are said to have been so flagmt
as to be beyond description in "
luropean or American journals. 'Ameri- 011
an Medicine feels, however, that it is
ot; occasional drunkenness, but habit- fr
al hard drinking, which does the mishief.
It declares that the mental de- H
irioration of "old alcoholics" is so
:ell known to physicians that public
jnorance in regard to it invariably of
urprises the medical profession. It is j11
lso hopeful that the American nation ,lf
ill take tlie lesson of Japanese sue
ess to heart and jiot bestow military " laces
upon chronic alcoholics, so prone
> "false ideas, perverted reasoning
owers, and enfeebled judgments." In I y1
ae British navy men who drink are [
romptly shelved, however different !!}:
ae practice in the days of Nelson. | jf'
lut it will be a long time before our *
raduates of West Point and Annapolis
re held up to similar standards. Even f?c
lougb, as American Medicine predicts,
le temperance movement is bound to
in the fight with alcoholism, it will
robably be decades before Abraham *
ineoln's joking wish to supply every
eneral with the same brand of whisey
used by General Grant becomes J"
n illustration of a bygone social or- l\!'
er.?New York Post. ^
Driver# Must Be Temperate. til
The Illinois Milk Dealers' Associa- a"
on "said things" to Chicago milk rn
agon drivers the other day, and af- s-:i
ir this any driver known to smoke or
rink intoxicants while on duty will ,-'1,
e punished by the loss of his job ;.nd l'c
toulsion from the union.
Temperance Note#. ]
The cause of temperance lias made tv
arked progress in Denmark during th<
te last quarter of a century. Ei
There are now* about 120,000 mom- kn
irs of temperance societies in Den* ?oi
iark. and the Danish Congress ap- fh;
ropriates annually a large sum to j in*
irther th? movement. j P?;
Th? Toledo Blade states that there Prj
e 7.jO saloons in that town and that
ncty-five per cent, of them are owned
t brewers who are risponsible for ;he r
>011 violations of the laws concerning ^
io sale of liquor. ^
A Springfield (Mass.) physician who wc
>inmitted suicide. after shooting two it
on and attempting to kill liis be- fai
otli6d, is said to have attributed liis of
lirst for liquor and his homicidal ten- $1,
?ncies to the fact that his nurse in
ifancy was a woman who drank indicants.
In New South Wales temperance
aching has been introduced into the fla
hools within tlie last year. In the lin
her states of the commonwealth all
uit is done as yet is ;o give occasional
inperance lessons, and to hang up '
mperance wail sheets i:i schools, tut at
: earnest agitation is being carried on og
HE SUNDAY SCHOOL
TERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR JULY 16.
ibject: The Suffering Savior, Is a. Hi., 13
to 1111., 12? Golden Text, lia. 1111., 6?
Memory, Verses 4-G?Commentary on
the Day's Lesson,
I. Tlie humiliation and exaltation of
e Savior (vs. 13-15). The main idea
the whole passage is the unexampled
aitrast between the present and past
'gradation and the future glory of
II. The suffering Savior (vs. 1-3). 1.
Relieved our report." The report of
e prophets and the gospel message,
lie world is still full of unbelief. To
slieve this report is not merely to asnt
to the truth of it, but to so receive
that the conduct will be influenced by
The Jews did not receive the report,
erefore Christ was to them without
omeliness." "Arm of the Lord." The
in is a symbol of power, as it is the
strument by which we execute our
irposes. It is put for the power of
jd (Isa. 51: 0; 52:10). It hence means
5d's power in defending His people,
overcoming His' enemies, and in savg
the soul. "Revealed." Made
iowii, seen, understood. The queshis
in tills verse are strong, but not
tal denials. 2. "For." Tlie prophet
?\v gives the reason why the report is
>t believed. "He." The Savior.
Jrew up" (R. V.). The point of vision
at- the time Christ's suffering were
lishetf and He was entering into His
ory. "-As a tender plant." He grew
) small and of no reputation, from a
mily nearly extinct, like a tender
ant springiug unnoticed from its root
d in a barrtjn and dry iand, out of
liieli nothing great was expected,
md as a root," etc. The sprout which
rings up from a root. Such a sprout
ould lack strength and beauty. Both j
?ures depict the lowly and unattrac- 1
re character of the small though vig- ]
ous beginning. "See Him." The |
nner part of this verse refers to His 1
rth and childhood, the latter to His 1
st public appearance. "No beauty." j
liis refers to His state of abasement. |
3. "Despised." B.v the rich and r
eat. "Rejected." "Forsaken of men,"
nouncsd. "We laid . . faces."
is appearance was such as to cause
en to turn their backs or hide their
ces with disgust. "Men avoided Him
i though He had a disease like the
>rosy." "Esteemed Him not." Failed
recognize His 'worth.
[II. The atoning Savior (vs. 4-0). 4.
lath borne." The meaning is that
e consequences of sin fell upon Him,
e innocent, and that He bore His unserved
sufferings as a sacrifice on beilf
of, His people. "Griefs." "Sicksses."?B.
V., margin. To bear sickiss
is not to take it away but simply
endure it. Christ endured in His
/u person the penal consequences of
e people's guiJt. "Sorrows." Our
:ine. How did Jesus bear our griefs
id sorrows? 1. In His sympathy. 2.
r His healing power. "Stricken."
le expression used when God visits
nan with .severe and sudden sickness,
pecially leprosy, which was regarded
the stroke of God's hand and the
rect consequence of sin. The leprosy
only a strong image for such suffer?s
as are the evidence of God's wrath
;ainst sin. 5. "Wouude-1," etc. But
e was pierced because of our rebel>ns,
crushed because of our iniquities,
le strong verbs pierced and crushed
e probably metaphors expressing the
teful ravages of leprosy. "Bruised."
iplied to the body, crushed; applied
the mind, severe inward agony is imied.
"Of our peace." The chastiseent
needful to procure peace for us.
i. "Like sheep.*' The figure of the
ray sheep is.common in the Bible,
leep without a shepherd, having lost
eir way, are the very picture of helpssness:_and
this is tie condition of
an. "Hani laid," etc. rue sorrows j
at would have fallen upon us be- i
use of our sin fell upon Christ. But
irist was not compelled to suffer for ,
; He voluntarily made an atonement ^
r sin. 7. "Oppressed/' This verse (
ows the treatment He received and ,
w He conducted Himself under it. ?
3. "Taken from prison.1' "By oppres- j
>n and judgment He was taken ,
ray."?E. V. There are various opln- .
us here. Some think that this means
nt He was deprived of proper judg- .
put and trial; others that He was ,
ken away by death and thus finally (
leased from His troubles. 9. "Made .
is grave," etc. An enigma whicn j
ly history could explain. .Testis was j
it to death with the wicked on the ,
oss, and they thought to bury Him
a criminal's grave. They appointed
is crave with the wicked, but by a
rikiiiLC providence the same authority
ive permission to a rich man. Joseph
Arimathea, who provided Him with ,
t honorable burial in his own rock>wn
tomb /Matt 27: 37-00). '
[V. The Savior rewarded and exalt- '
(vs. 10-12). The main thou?ht in ,
ese difficult verses is that the Servant J
to be the instrument in establishing
a true relipion. by removing the bur- "
n of pruilt and bringing many to
iliteousness. 10. "Pleased the Lord."
le death of Christ was no after- |
ought: yet Jehovah did not wish His 1
in pain or evil, neither did He in any ]
use approve the spirit or deeds of His *
imlerers. but He saw that the salva- :
>n of a lost race could be reached in
i nrlv-r wav. "His soul." His life.
in offering." "A guilt-offering."?R.'
. margin. "I-Iis seed." Th? true :
iritual Israel of the future. Those '
:o by His means are converted to the '
lowledge of Jehovah. "In His hand." '
lder His government or direction. J
"Satisfied." He shall see such J
pssed fruits resulting from His suf- ;
rings as amply to repay Him for \
em. "With tke great." Or 1
uong the great. His kingdom shall 1
le among tb? nations. "Divide the 1
oil." There shall flow to Him and r
is kingdom the wealth, the strength.
numbers, that the strongest nations
Where Wealth Slops Over.
Probably the most remarkable shoes
er produced within recent times were r
sse worn at a function in London, t
igland, the other day by a lady well
own in society. In keeping with a ,
rgeous gown she wore a pair of shoes t
it were literally covered with flash?
jeweis?diamonds, rubies and
arls. Five hundred dollars was the
ice 01 eacn siioe. ,
The Largest Diamond.
rhe Largest diamond in the world !
it was recently found is not of the
rstalline sort used as a gem. If it
?re its value would he fabulous, for
is seventeen times larger than the
mous Victoria diamond, the largest
modern finds, which was sold foi 1
500.U00. ' ~ ?
Corn Cob Like a Hand. i
:iiomas Bell, of Evanstcn, 111., bas a v
n cob in the sbape of a buinan band, a
t and witb tbumb and fingers di-sctly
Hospital For Fisheg.
rbere is a hospital for diseased fisbes ,
Vienna University, wb&fe tbe patbol j
y of fisb is studied.
A DREAMER." S
3. A. CSQESTOX. |9B
I'd rather sing of Liberty, IH
Though nameless to the end, SB
Than fawn to prosper, and the knee H
To Mammon bend. |t|fl
I'd rather stand for human rights, i 19
Though to the world unknown, t 'IB[
Than walk on Fame's alluring heigh taBj
For self alone. T*flS|
I'd rather in a cabin dwell, Gk
Unmentioned all my days, Mn
Than to desert my principle 8BM
For wealth or praise. H
I'd rather feel some work I'd wrouj;hfcB|
That -would my brother blesti, 39
Than prostitute my honest thought jgg[
For mere success.
I'd rather ever hold in view gai
The white Christ as my goal, B|
I'd rather know I had been true gffl
To my own soul, H
Than be required to sacrificfl 88B
My spirit s inner light, MM
And give my manhood as the price
To gain the height. . H
A dreamer? So to you he seems \ HR
Who can such notions hold? . }
1 am content to keep my dreams, I 99
Keep you your gold.
4 ; !
Finding Our Lost Stars. B|
Over the dreary wastes the MaHD
followed their star. It drew dear |H
hem in the long silence of the nig IBS
lourneys. It blazed for them like
beacon of hope, alluring and assurwRS
:hem as they pressed onward, ThM|
tvere men of the desert, accustomed^ In
gazing into the starry deeps, acew^H
:omed to naming the constellatiok^B
rhey belonged to the trustful chftl^B
lood of humanity which can find
rery near in the distant stars and toS
?reat in tiny flowers. In this vl
stinctive trust and sense of safety U
Magi fallowed their stars across U
tvastes of sandB. fi n
Then they came to the city. TlBfl
?ven camp to Herod's court. It twfl
i new world. It was utterly unlike
xiysterious tents of a sheik in the frH4
lom 01 uie aesen, mis turongea, g^n
slotting Jerusalem. The Magi w^HS
lot at home there. Yet the city wM
ts spell about them. Their hearts
stifled in its narrow walls; but
?harnr of its midnight and the splena^H
)f ltd noon were over them. ThjflH
gained access to Herod the King
saw his glory. They found themselvMI
it last made the ujiconscious messeH
?er of Ms crafty, cruel purpose. Th^H
ost their star, too. IBfl
But God kept it waiting for theiH|
It length, after many days, the charHH
>f the great city was lost, and
Magi set out on their quest once moi^B
Suddenly the dear, familiar star thH|
iiey had followed and loved in t^M
earlier days burst forth In clear shljH
ng before them. "And when they saH|
:he star they rejoiced with ezoeedijH|
jreat joy." Perhaps they followed KI
md loved it all the better after th^R
experience in tne grcar ciiy. w
The whole incident may be read
l parable. We follow our star In tHB
simple faith and unshaken trust BBS
)ur childhood, pressing forward in tflH
juest which our mother's teachin^H
nade holy for us. We follow our stH9
mtil at length the great tasks of
lbsorb us and we are tempted to fc^B
;et the earlier guide while we
lazzled with the artificial and the gfl|
n this great city of Worldly Endeavc^D
SVe lose our star. 3aH
But God is keeping it ready to shi^H
igain for us all the time. Some dH|
ye are sent out to resume the cH
juest or we tear ourselves away froHB
.vhat threatens to become a bonda^H
rhen, thank God, the old star of chiSB
rood's faith shines for us again, aH|
eve take up the task gladly under
Dure light. Hfl
To every one who has had this fl
>erience the .1oy of the Magi on findlSB
heir lost star will be very clear. ThtHH
:oo, have found their lost stars a SB
mvp veioiced. It is the divine kindn^^H
:hat keeps the star for us, and evB
Eieaven rejoices with us when we fi^H
)ur dear old star again.?Zion's QeraHH
Mark the Bright Hour*. BB
A sun-dial, in Spain, has this appflB
priate motto engraved upon it:
nark only the bright hours." Be
ike the sun-dial. And bear in mlSH
co, that there are no dark days to GflE
rhe Godward side of the clouds is Hflj
ivays bright. Another hint: One^Bj
:he most beautiful photographs
iave even seen was taken in a ra^H
storm! You can make beautiful pHfl
:ures at any time, if you only kn^^l
low. "All the black storm clouds
ife are going to be rainbowed, a^Hj
shot through and through with tra^H
igurlng light, and made things of
md rejoicing forever." Look for
silver lining and you will find it. gHB
"Why Sot Rejoice? Mf?9j
God is more earnest for me MB
saved than I am to be saved! "IieBHj
oved tlae world tnat tie gave iw
?on." He loved not the saints,
jenitents, not the religious, not th^Hj
ivlio love Him; but "the world," seHH
ar men, profane men, hardened reb^Ba
jopeless wanderers and sinners! g99
jive not a mere promise, not ac an^^S
o teaeb us, not a world to ransom
>ut His Son?His only begotten! BOB
nueli did GoJ love tlio world, sinn^^X
I believe I must believe ItHBjj
telievo on Him who says it. How
" then do otherwise than rcjciccBH
The ITapiiiest. Umk
Those wbo have the mos: 01 uajw
:<?ss think the least about it. But^nB
Linking about anil in doing their dHH
lappmess comes, because tiie heart HN
nind are occupied with cari^^H
hougLc that touches at a tbousi^EM
loints the henu'Lful and sublime r^^n
ties of the universe.?Thackeray.
What to Cultivate. jflSBH
Seek to euitivate a buoyant, .loyBS
en.se of the crowded kindnosses^^H
Jod in our daily life.?Alexander .^^kI
An Awful Experienc?. SnRfl
When the steamship Wellington
rived at San I-'rancisco. Cal., recei^BHj
she brought a Japanese whom she H|
)ickt-d up at sea after he had tS?
standing four days and four nigBS|
vithout food or water, on the bottoi^HB
l capsized fishing boat.
An Enormous Spider. MlBH
In Sumatra there is found a sp^^H
;vhicb is the largest in the world. Hgtt
jody is nine inches in circumfereHM
ind its legs spread seventeen inch^^H