Newspaper Page Text
THE ENTERRISE, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1880.
CLEOPATRA. '.Being an Account of th Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis, the ' Royal Egyptian, AS SET FOSTH BY HIS (WI ROD. By H. Rider Hagcard, Author of King Solomon1, Mine," i " She," Allart Quatermaln," Rto Eto., Eta. utnM by aTOHOtZ efts OATOIT VTOOD TOU ant tavmnuan. CHAPTER. VL OF TUB IHITIATIOII OF HAjlaACHIg; Of BIS ! Tmrami or ni. vAnsuia to th oitt that un hs ruACt orosATR; arbov in ; BSObAJuma or ibis, tri HMniwn. , -Wn HII.CNI'R ' parted into the (brine f his. Dark It wai i and bare only the feeble light from the Uap Rleamed faint. fy upon to sculpt ured w&Us, where, In a hundred effliries, the Bely Mother Molded tbe Holy Child. The - Priest elosed the doors end bolted them. "Ooce again," he said, "art hAa mAw U 1.1-Ml Tif "One again," I answered, "I sm ready." Be spoke no more; but, having JUfted np bis hands in prayer, led me to tbe .center of the Holy, end with a swift motion .pnt out tbe lamp. "Look Wore thee, O Harmachla!" he cried; and bis voice sonnded hollow In the solemn place, 1' I (razed and sstv nothing. But from the niche that is high in the wall, wherein Is hid the ssored symbol of the God dess, on which few may look, there came a sound as of the rattling rods of the sistrum. And as I listened, awestruck, behold! 1 saw the outline of the symbol drawn as with Are upon the blackness of the air. Above my bead It ' hung, and rattled while It bung. And as it turned, dearly I saw the face of the Mother Isis that is graven on the one side, and sig nifies unending birth, and the face of her holy sister, Nephthys, that is graven on tbe ther, and signifies the ending of all birth la death. Slowly it turned and swung as though some mystic dancer trod the sir above me an d shook it in her hand. But at length the light went out, and tbe rattling ceased. Then of a sudden the end of tbe chamber became luminous, snd in that white light I beheld picture after picture. I saw the ancient Nile rolling through deserts to the sea. There were no men upon it banks. I th.o3. .MrjLXZJr. I tFlJi lonely face, and monstrous brutos plunged and wallowed in bis waters. Tbe sun sunk io majesty behind the Libysn Desert and stained the waters red; tbe mountains towered up towsrd the silent sky; but in mountain, desert and river there was no sign of human Ufa And tben 1 knew that I saw tbe world ss it had been before man was. and a terror of ita loneliness entered my soul Tbe picture paued and another rose np in its place. Once again I saw the banks of Blbor, and oa them crowded wild-faced creatures, partaking of the nature of the ' ape more than of the nature of mankind. They fought and slew each other. The wild bird sprang up In affright as the Are leapt from reed huts given by fbemen's hands to flame and pillage. Tbey stole and rent and murdered, dashing out the brains of chil dren with axes of stone. And, though no voice told me, I knew tbat I saw man as be wo tens of thousands of years ago wben first he marched across the earth. Tet another picture. Once again I aaw tbe banks of Sibor; but on tbem fair cities bloomed like flowers. In and out tbeir, gates went men and women, snd laden asses passing to and fro from wide, well-! tilled lands. But I aw no guards or armies, and no weapons of war. All was wisdom prosperity and peace. And, while I won . dered, a glorious figure, clad In raiment that shone a, flame, came front the gates of a shrine, snd the sound of musle went be fore and followed after bim. He mounted an ivory throne which was set in s market- place facing the water, and as tbe sun set called all tbe multitudes to prayer. With one voice they prayed, bending in adora tion. And I understood that herein was shown the reign of the God, on earth, which was long before tbe dftys of Menes A change came over the dream. Bill, the same fair city, but other men men with greed and evil on tbeir faces who fasted the bonds of righteous doing, and set tbeir hearts on sin. The evening came; the glorious figure mounted tbe tbrooe and called to prayer, but none Dowea themselves in adoration. "We are aweary of thee!" tbey cried. "Make Evil King! Slay him J slay him! and loose tbe bonds of Evil! Mske Evil King!" Mightily uprose the glorious shape, gat ing with mild eyes upon those wicked ones. "Ye know not what ye ask," he cried; "but as ye will, so be It! For if I die, by me shall ye once again, after much travail, find a path to tbe Kingdom of Good !" Even as be spoke a form, foul and hidooua to behold, leapt upon him. cursing, slew him, tore him limb from limb, and amidst the clamor of the people sot himself upon the throoe and ruled. But a shape whose face was vailed passed down from Beavea oa shadowy wings, and with lamentations tratharad up the rent fragments of tbe Be ing. - A moment she bent herself upon jtaem, then lifted np her hands sad wept. And as she wept, heboid I from her sides . shore sprang a warrior armed and with a face Uke the face of Ba (the sun) at noon. With a shoot he, tbe Avenger, hurled him self npon the monster who bad usurped the throne,' and tbey elosed In haute, and strug gling ever hi a straight embrace, passed up ward to the skies. Tben eaase picture after picture. I saw power and peoplea dad In various robe and speaking many tongues. I saw them MM and pass and pass In millions loving, bating, straggling, dying. Bom few war happy and some had woe stamped npoa CiOif faces; but moat bore not the seal of happiness nor of wee, bat rather of pa tience. And ever a they passed from age th ago, high above la to beaveae the a ranger wogui oa wita to jctu Thing, while the scale of victory swung new here, MOW there; hot neither conquered, nor was it given so me to know how the haul And I andersiood that what I had hebsll was th holy vtawa of thaetragfl the Good sad lb Evil powers. Ii saaa sm tiaatti vtas, aw, this Wh are above Uok arts' an hia and swase aewa aim to auk hiss toot end happy, lor th tw thiags or so thing. But sua rv toraed again to We wicked way, and thaw sad the bright spirit of Seed, who kief an called Osiris, bat Wa tat essay if m a, t ..... -1 i l . II offer himselt up for the evil doing of tbe race that bad dethroned him. And from him and the Divine Mothe r,of whom all nature is prang another spirit who is the Protector of us on earth, as Qslris Is our justlfler in Amenti. . . ' .. ' ; For this Is the mystory of the Osiris. ., Of a sudden, as I saw tbe visions, these things became clear to me. The mummy cloths of symbol and' pf ceremony that wrap Orlsis round foil from him, and I un derstood jhe secret of religion. The ploture passed, and once again the Priest, my guide, spoke to me . . . "Hast thou understood, Bsrmachis, those lilugs which It hath been granted thee to lOOl" r "T h n o," I said. "Are the rites ended I" - "Nay, they are but begui: That which fallows must thou endure alone I Behold, I leave thee, to return at tbe morning light .Onoe more I warn tbee that which thou shalt see few may look upon and live. In all my days have I known but three who dared to face this dread hour, and of those three at dawn but one was found alive. My self, I have not trod this path. It Is too high lor me.y "Depart," I- ssldi "my soul is atblrst for knowledge. I willdare it." Be laid his bead upon my head and blessed me. He went. J heard the door shut to behind him, the echoes of his foot steps slowly died away. Then 1 felt that I was alone, alone in the Holy place with things which are not of the earth., Silence fell -silence deep and black as the darkness which was around me. Tbe silence foil; It gathered as the cloud fathored on the face of the moon that night when, a lad, I prayed upon tbe pylon towers It gathered denser and yet more denso till it seemed to creep into my heart and call aloud therein; for utter silence has voice that is more terri ble tban the voice of any cry. I spoke; the echoes of my words came back upon me from tbe walls and seemed to beat me down. The stillness was lighter to endure tbsu an echo such as this. What was I about to seel Should I die, even now, in the fullness of my youth and strength I Terrible were the warnings tbat had been given to ma I was fear-stricken, and bethought me that I would fly. Fly I fly whitherf Tbe temple door was barred ; I could not fly. I was alone with the Godhead, alone with tbe power that I had invoked. Nay, my heart was pure my heart was pure! I would face the terror that was to come, even though I died. ' "Isis, boly Mother," 1 prayed, "Ills! Spouse of Heaven, corns onto me, be with me now. I faint I be with me now." And then I knew that things were not as things had been. The sir around me began to stir, it rustled as the wings of eagles, it took Ufa Bright eyes gased open me, strange whispers shook my aouL Dp, a the darkness were bars of light Tbey changed and Intercast ged, tbey moved to and fro and wove mystio symbols which I could not read. Swifter and swifter flew that shuttle of the light; tbe symbols grouped, gathered, faded, gathered yet again, faster and still more fast, till my eye, could, no more count tbem. Now I was afloat upon a sea of glory; it surged and rolled, as the ocean rolls; it tossed me - Glory was piled on glory, sp.endor heaped on splendor's head, and I rode above it alL Soon the lights began to pale in tbe roll ing sea of air. Great shadows shot scross It, lines of darkness pierced it and rushed together on it breast, till at length I only was a shape of flame set like a star on tbe bosom of immeasurable night Bursts of awful musio gathered from far away. Miles and miles awsy I heard them, thrilling faintly through the gloom. On tbey came, nearer and more near, lender and more loud, till tbey swept, past above, below, around me, swept on rushing pinions, Uni fying and enchanting ma Tbey floated by. ever growing fainter, till they died in spsce. Then others came, and no two were akiu. I Some rattled as ten thousand Intra shaken , all to tune. Borne rang from tbe braien I throats of unnumbered clarion a. ftwae I pealed with a loud, sweet chant vt voices that were mors tbaa human; and some i roiled along la the slow thunder of a million ; drums. Tbey paased; their note were lost i In dying echoes ; and the awful silence oucu , more pressed in npon me and overcame me. The strength within me began to hi, I felt my life ebbing at it springs. Death drew near to me, and hia shape wss Si lence. He entered at my heart, entered with a sense of numbing cold; but my brain was still alive, I could yet think. I knew that I waa drawing near tbe confines of tbe dead. Nay, I was dying fast and on, tbe horror of it I I strove to pray and could not; there wa no more time for prayer. One struggle and the stillness crept into my I saw TB wonu as it had am Kroaa ma waa brain. Tbe terror paasai; an unfathom able weight of leep pressed me down. I wss dying, I wss dying, and thea I was dead nothingness ! A change life come back to me, but be tween the new life and th Ufa tbat had been was a gulf and difference. Once more I stood la the darkness of tbe shrine, but it blinded me no mora. It wo clear oa the light of day, although It was still black I stood; and yet It wa not I who stood, but rather my epirttnal part, for at my feet lay my dead self. There It lay, rigid and still, a stamp -of awful calm sealed npon it face while I gased oa It And oa I gas filled with wonder, I was caught np oa tb Wing of Flame snd whirled away I away! faster tbaa tbe bght nmg flash. Down I feU, through depths of empty space, set here and ther with glit tering crown of stars. Down for tea million miles snd teoAiroes tea million, till at length I hovered ever a plaos of soft, a changing light, whereia were Temples, Pal aces and Abodes, such ss no msa ever saw la the wildest vision of hi aleea. Thrv were built of Flame, and they were bunt of Blackness. Thetr spires pierced np and sp; their great eoorUstmcbedarouBiL Even I sweat-ad they changed eontiaaany to snasTsx waa, waa aaat naeaaM Maekne-a, whatwa blackness hecaaa flama. Her wa th Bash of aryetal. awl -'ere the of geawahoaeeveathroocl: mcIott reli aroaad the dtr which I m th flaea of Death. There wera trees, sad thssr voiease tbey ractled wss the votes of th era wss air, and a It blew he areata waa th sobbing Bate of son g. . Shapes, changing, mysterious, wonderful, rushed up to met me and bore me down till I seemed to stand npoa another earth. . "Who comes I", cried a great voice. "barmachis," answered the Shapes that changed continually "Harmachis, who hath been summoned from tbe earth to look npon the face of Hen, tbat Was, and Is, and Shall Be. Harmachis, Child ot Earth I" "Throw buck tbe Gates and open wide the Doors I" pealed the awful voioe. "Throw back the Gates and open wide the Doors. Seal unfits lips in silence, lest hi voice jsr npon tbe harmonies of heaven; take away his sight, lest he sea tbat which may not be seen, and let Harmachis, who hath been summoned, pass dowu tho path that leads to the place of tbe Unc... ;lng. Pass on, Child of Earth; but, before itiou goest, look up that tbou mayest learn how far thou art removed from earth." I looked up. Beyond tbe glory "ttat shone about tbe city was black night, and high on its bosom twinkled one tiny star. "Behold the world that thou host left" said the voice, "behold and tremble." Then my lips and eyca were touched and sealed with silence and with darkness, so tbat I was dumb and blind. . And tbe gates rolled back, the doors swung wide, and 1 wae swept Into the city that is fa the place of Death. Swiftly 1 was swept J know not whither, till st length 1 stood npon my feet A gala the same voice pealed s "Draw, the vail of blackness from his eyes, unseal the silence on his Up,, that Hannaclii, Child of Earth, may see, bear and undorstand, and muse adoration at tbe shrine of Her, that Was, and Is, and Bball Be." And my hps and. eye were touched onoe more, ao that my .sigh and speech eame back. . , Behold I I stood within a hall of blackest marble, so lofty tbat scarce even la the rosy light could my vision reach the ' great groins ef the root Mask) waded about its apace, end ail ad own its leagth stood winged spirits fashioned la Jlvfhg flame, end such was the brightness of their forms tbat 1 could not look thereon. In its center was an altar, small sad square, Snd I stood be fore the empty altar. Then again tb voice cried: "O Thou that hast been, art, and shalt be; Thou who, having many names, art yet without n name; Measurer of Tune; Guar dian of tbe Worlds, and tb Baoea that dwell thereon; Universal Mother born of Nothingness; Creatrix uncreated; Living Splendor without form, living Perm with out Substance, Servant ef the Io visible; Child of Law; Bolder of the Scale and Sword of Fate; Vessel of Life, from whom ail Life Is, te whom it again Is gathered; Rcoorder of Thiags Done; Eseeator of Decrees sear I Harmachis, tbe Egyptian, who by Thy will hath been summoned from tbe earth, wait before Thine Altar, with ears unstopped, with eye ensealed, and with sn open heart Hear and de scend! Descend, O Many-shaped I De acon! m Flame 1 Descend in Bound ! De scend in Spirit! Bear and Descend I'! . Tbe voice ceased and there wae ileace. Presently, moved thereto by I know not what, I raised my eyes from between my bands wherewith I bad covered tbem, and I saw banging over tbe altar a small dark cloud, in and out of which a fiery serpent climbed. ' Tben all tbe Spirit clad la flame fell upon the marble floor, and with a load voice adored ; bit what they said I could not un derstand. Behold 1 tbe dark cloud eamc down and rcnt-d on tbo Altar, the Serpent of Are atretcbed itself toward .me; oad whh its forky toogus touched me on the forehead and was gone. From within the cloud a voioe, sweet and low and cWar, spoke in heavenly accents: "Depart, ye Ministers, leave me with my servant whom I have summoned." Tben like arrows rushing from a bow the flame-dad Hoi fit leaped from tbe gronsd and sped sway. "O, Harmarhls," said the voice, "be not afraid. I am She whom tboo doal know as bis ot tbe Egyptians; but what els I am strive not tbou to learn it is beyond thy strength. For I am ail things, all life is I my spirit, sil Nature is my ru.mi-nt lam tbe laughter of tbe child, I am tbe maidoa s love, I am tb mother's kiss, I sm tb Child and Servant of the Invisible that is t.l. tbat 1 Law, that is Fste though niywlf J be not God and Fate and Law. Worn wind blow and oceans roar upon th faceof EarU thou bearest my voice; wben tbou gain, on the starry firmament tbou sect -my countenance; wtjm the spring blooms out in Bowers, tbat la my smile, Uarmacbia. For I am nature's self, and all her ,U;m ar ebapes of Me. I breathe In all ti it breathes. I wax and wane iutbecbanvtlul moon. I grow nod gather la tb ti.ics I rise with tbe Sun. I flash with thu lulit- ning and thunder in the storm. Notaiog is too great for the measure of my majesty, nothing Is so small that I can not find a home therein." 1 bowed my bead I could not spcaa, fur I wa fear-smitten. "Faithfully hast tbou served me, O my servant" went on tbe low, sweet voice; "greatly hast tbou longed to be brouitbt face to face with Me here ia Amenti; and greatly bast tbou dared to accomplish that aeeir. tor u is ao smell thing to cast off the tabernacle of the flesh, and, before the appointed tun, if only for aa hour, putoa tb raiment of tbe spirit And greatly, O J werimut, uava a, van, arairea to look on tbee here where I am. For tbe Gods love those who love them, but with a wider and deeper love, and nnder On who is a far from Me as I am from tbee, mortal, I am a God of Gods. Therefore I have caused thee to be brought hither, Harmachis; and therefore I speak to tbee, my servant, and bid tbee common with M now face to face, as tboo didst commune tbat night npoa tbe Tempi towers of Aboutbis. For I was there with the, Harmscfaia, aa I wss la tea thousand other world. It was I, O Harmachis, who bud th lotus ia thy hoad, giving thee tbe sign which tboo didst seek. For tboo art of the kingly blosd of those who served Mc from age te age. And if thou dost not fail thoa shalt sit a poo that kingly throne and restore my ancient wor ship ia It parity, and sweep my temples from their defllemeata. But if thoa dost fail, thea shall Isis become but a memory ia Egypt" Tb voice paused, and, gathering np my strength, at length I spoke aloud. Tell ma, OHoly," I said, "shall I thea fail I" "Ask Ms aot" answered tbe vofee, "that which it tenet lawful that I should answer thea. Perchance I eaa read that which shall befall tbee, pneaaace it doth not pieeM me so to read. What eaa it profit th W vine, that hath all time weema to await the issasa, te be aaywr So look spoa the biotwotn that 1 not blown, hat Welch, lying a seed la the bososs of tee earth, ball aloes ia M aaaaoal Know, Harssarbla, that I d aot snap th Future; the Fstare le te thee sad aot te Ma, lor it la bors of Law aad of th ntleereainedef laasrUM, Yet art m tree to act Ihstebs, and shea sbate wiser thoa shalt fad according thy atreagth aad the misnrs of Shy heart' parity. Thiee be th baraaa, O Hamachia, a thin m taa sweat statu he a glory rth Little do I rack af the Asaee, 1 w ana hat IholfittBtarer What a written.. Vow hear aevdUweyawBl I he wtutase,nryserraat wa?eTOMaasaBwrkwtakea way. vhongh by sat it may hast to thee. Bemembertben tnis: If tbou dost triumph, great shall be guerdon; if thoa jdost fail, heavy iodsed shall he thy funisb ment both in tbe flesh and la the land that thou callcst Amenti. Tet this for thy com fort; shame and sgony shall no be eter nal. For, however deep tbe fall 'from righteousness, if but repentance holds the heart, there Is a path a stony and a cruel path whereby the height may be climbed again. Let it not be thy lot to follow It, Harmachis! And now, because thou hast loved me, my servant and, wandering through the maie of fabl, wherein men lose themselves upon the earth, mistaking tbe substance for tbe spirit and tbe altar for the God, bast yet grasped a dew of Truth the Many-faced and because I love thee and look on to the day that, perchance, shall come when thou shalt dwell blessed in my light and in the doing -of my holy tasks because of this, I say, it shall be given to then, O Hermaehia, to look upon the face of Isis even aato the eyes of tbe Messenger, and not die she death. JtduUr1 The sweet voice ceased; the dark oloud upon tbe altar changed It grew white, it shone, and seemed at length to take the shrouded shape of woman. Then the golden snakes crept from Its heart oaea more, and, like a living diadem, twined itself about tbo cloudy brows. Now suddenly tbe vapors burst and melted, and with my eyes I saw tbst Glory, at th very thought of which my spirit faint. Bnt what ISaWit tenet lawful to utter. For, though 1 have been bidden to write what I have written of this matter, perchance that record may remain, there on have I tx-c f wsrned-y, even now, after these msuyyimr. I saw, and what Issw can not be iiuugined; for there are Glories and there kre stupes which are beyond the reach of man's Imagination, I saw then, with tbe memory of that sight stsmped for ever on my heart, my spirit failed me, and I sank down before the Glory. And as I fell. It soemed tbat the great ball , burst open and crumbled into flukes of flro around ma Then there won a sound ss tbe sound of worlds rushing down the caUiracte of Time and I knew no more I to si coxtisi;bo.1 RECENT EVENTS. Tnc losses In Pooosylvanla alone, from tb flood, of May to June 1, amounted to 130, 000,000 and flJOO Uvea. A nicisr cargo of Java sugar, landed at Philadelphia, was infested with swarms of sugai-fleas resembling potato-bogs, and in flicting a sting like a bee's. A saint and stone building ia Chicago, weighing 8,000 tons, and filled with ten ants, wa lately raised twal ve Inches by t, O00jackscrews,plsced on waxed ways aad. moved fifty feet Jons H. rTtusATT lately had his Life In sured at Baltimore. In the application blank ba wrote opposite tho question ss to tb cans of tbe death of hie mother I "She was murdered by the United States Govern ment" AaaAssrlngwasscat from Germany to a Nsw Yorker the other day, which wa teiied by tbe customs officers. The tax. due to tbe Government was three cent, sad It cost tbe United State ometbii.g like 115 to collect tbat sum. , Wao ever beard of a ebeese mlnel Tet one has been discovered at Palmyra, Wi. It Isn't precisely a mine; in fsct, being a Urge quantity of cheese whioh wss buried many year, ago beneath a factory and there in some manner forgotten. It Is said that hundred, of colored men liv ing In North Carolina, owing to tbe low wage, tbty receive, are thinking of emi grating to Wettern, Nortbwesiera and (Southwestern Ststes. Since last fall, it I reported, t least 15.000 colored men have emigrated from tbe State. Tna Amateur Society of Photographers of KewTorkbasbeea tendered s floe Uk- srsof Dagnerre, tbe gift of tbe Pans society. It bss been accepted, snd soon will be sent over to tbis country, where It will adorn tbe room, of tbe society and give inspiration to tb many young wors en, i To wits woo bsv so long msde tb United States navy tbe target of their ar rows can now let fly a few shaft, at tbe English men of-wsr. During the recent re view three of tbeir ftnest ironclads were so disabled tbat tbey bsd to be laid up for ex tensive repairs, and several others were more or less damaged. . - GneAT fields of asphaltum have been dis covered in Utah and Wyoming Territories, U. S. One field near Vernial, U. T, contains seven hundred thousand tons of asphalt This ssnbalt wss formerly crude petroleum, wbk-b, escaping from natural openings in the ground, flowed into tbe plains There it now lies and there dried. A cossioxHKxr of silk and first-crop tea, occupyingsixteencara, arrived in New York recently from Yokohama, via steamship to Vancouver, B. C, and transcontinental rail route to New Tork. The tital distance was nearly 8,000 miles, snd it took twenty-one days to accomplish It Including a delay of about one day In loading on tbe cars at Van couver. Tnc largest brook trout ever caught on this continent wss landed recently st Spring Creek, K. T. Tbe fish weighed six pounds and two ounces, and its proportion were perfect This is one ef tbe species of brown trout tbe spawn of which wss imported from Germany and received at the New Tork Stxte Hatchery on February 18, l1, so that ita t$e eaa not be more than between Ave and six years. ODD OCCURRENCES, At Waterloo, 5. T, aa economical man sad. womaa recently, married bad tbeir honeymoon trip on a merry-go-round, at a total expense of only five dollars. Ix one neighborhood In Dakota lately there were only two mdfer matches to go around among twelve families, and person were detailed to build fire and keep tbem allv sight and day until a supply could be bad. As a result of a movement started by some fun-loving youths, every man In Syl vaaia, Ga., sow wear hi hair cioscjy clipped and a whiskers or mustscbe. Those who wouldn't agree to share were forced into barber'scfaair aad mad to sub salt to tbe operation. Foa twenty-eight year a resident of Silver Creek, Micti, ha owned two mare which were half-sisters and were marked Just alike. Tkeywar both killed recently by the saase stroke of light in g. aad after their twenty-etgst yeare of ervto together rested ia th Sam grave. A wax who went to pick berries near Bear Lake, Pa, th other way was found oat hoar later lying oath grass aaoms sdous, with a kuaw ewsUeawek fateod to hi trousers. Tbe saak waa killed aad th soaa revived with moid water. He had I beea biusa, yet be wa affeesrd tost aa Jf he had be aatil his finder talked kirn out ef iv. , , . WavusaAAiftuLIM asfle out oa the wart fro Dag reU, Cal a conductor aaw pigeea flying around a though hunting for water, at tried wai times to catch ht, bet when ctos the stxd would sly swaw. Havlag a small rifle alewg; ho crippled aw wlac, wbea bo dUeerared that It wa a enter plfC, Bearing a lor letter k a nam aaiil tied te the right wiag, dated New Vorh aad direoud to a young lady ia Ban "CLEOPATRA.", H. Elder Haagard'a latest Novel A Wea devftd Story, and Conceded by Critic, to Be HI Beat-It Will ghortly Be Fnb lUhed m TBI Paper. H. Elder Haggard, while one of the youngest of the English novelists, Is by no means tbe lesst famoua. In fact, for strik ing originality, strength of plot, power and beauty of narration, be stands foremost among the great writer of the day. The extraordinary sale of his work attest in an undupu table way his Immense populari ty among the reading publio wherever the English language Is spoken; to say nothing of tb fact that tbey have been translated into nearly all of the foreign languages. There are few people in this country who have not read "She," "ess," or "King Solomon's Mines," bene the announcement ot styi another story from Mr. Haggard's pea can not but awaken the Liveliest antlci patioos of pleasure among all lover of tbe beet serial fiction. "Cleopatra," Mr. Bag gard's Latest and (the critic say) his best story, and which will shortly be begun in these columns, is, in fact, an historical ro mance of ancient Egypt Cleopatra, one of tho most famous women of either ancient or modern times, Is, of course, the central character of the story, while Antony, scarce ly leas prominent a an historio figure, I a 1m on important personage - in the tale. But it Is around Egypt's won drous Queen, a woman ia whom th world has never lostttexuterpst, that Mr. Haggard ha woven a romance ao fanciful that tbe never-to-be-forgotten fairy tales of childhood pale before Its daxxling splendor, its weird mystene oad it vivid picturing. "She," which did more to win Mr. Haggard nam snd fame than all hi previous works, and which stands olmst unsurpassed among tbe spectacular stories of the day, is not superior to "Cleopatra" ia ita Ori tftal gorgeossaesa ; while la saany re spects th latter a far ssperter piece of literary work. But what Surprises, well a delight, the reader of Cleopatra," i tbe amount of historio lor itcontalas, and which muat have cost Its author years of research and study. Indeed, la the dedica tion of the work to his mother, who, it seems, is also an Egyptian scholar of much learn ing, Mr. Boggard hint at the vast amount of Labor which he wa compelled te perform In gathering the materials for bis story. The same attentive labor and research is also continued and carried out in the illustra tion by Orieffenbagen, Who has msde a life study ef Egyptian lore, aad whose splendid ly artist t and elasskal pictures for this story have beea redrawa and adapted for newspaper ns by one of the moot compe tent artists la the West Briefly stated, "C3eoaatr" 1 supposed to b a translation from three relle of papyri found m th eofflu of a mummy who existed in Cleopatra' days snd who was himself tbe hero of this tale. This mummy, known m life as Harmachis, was held by tbe native priest, of Egypt to be s direct descendant of tbe ancient Pharaohs, and figured as the Leader in a conspiracy to overthrow the bated Queen. Instead of slaying her, as bad been plotted, Harmachis falls a victim to bar witcheries and for a brief period plays th part of a favored lover. He is, however, soon east aside, when, being en raged at inch treatment, he works out a secret vengeance which result in the ruin ef Cleopatra and her favored Antony. This is, of course, but tbe barest hint at th plot ef the story, but enough, we treat, to give those who are familiar with Mr. Haggard's work an idea of tbe treat in store for tbem wbea tbey come to a perusal of this, hi Latest sad best piece of romantic fiction. As staled before, it will shortly be begun In these columns and given in liberal in stallments antil completed. We bespeak for it a hearty welcome at tbe bands of our readers snd at the same tlm congratulate tbem that we have been able to secure this jartainly wonderful and charming tale. AN ACCOMPLISHED LIAR. , ' ITow Paale-MMl-SclsuH-, Kdllor Fonled s Toung Xady, A y.nrkful n-Mriaper friond of mine writes U.c CLvflgo Journal's sidewalk strollL-r, voo u so fond of tiio pastime ol guying" bl, ucquaiutanccs that bo fre qucntly verges upon pure fabrication, da livered himself la.;t night of a piece of aa ducity so monstrous that the recollection ol it even now eucl.ams my attention and re fuvstobn dismissed A lively litllepurlj of eve Or six hod gathoiod In tho parloi after dinner, nod. after running a gamut ol other subjects, the conversation had turned npon newspapers. Among other things, It is my youthful f. -kind's duty to clip from me "exc usnges 'every day a column of w.t tlciim of various length and grade, of ex cellence, and select the bnt of them for publication, under s suiublo headline In his paper next nioniiug. It v.-as with a happy knowledge of this in view tbat one of the company, a bright nml .it tractive girl, inter rogated tbe youth in this wise! "Mr. M ' quoth she, "bow can you possibly find th ideas to wrila a wImI.i column of those funny paragraph cvrydayl" The young man win'-ed stral'Jiilyjt tnc and responded: "Oh, it's very simple, I assure you. I just lilibt my pipn. put my liocls on tbe desk snd tliink hard for fivo minutes. Then the kiea come, Hurt I generally manage to write the whole column In ahout three-quarters of an hour.' Tbe young lady was duly Ira pressed, but Inquired: '-What docs the little linn at tho bot'.'imof e;u-b psrojrraph meant It's always tiior.nme of some other paper, isn't it I'' Foroue instant the young rsseal wa suggrcd, bat recovered himself in stantly and answered with sublime ef frontery: "Oh yes, I jut stick tbe name of any paper I hapjiea to think of at the end of each paragraph, so a to odd a little diver sity to the column. People thiuk they're get ting the best in tli e market then, you know." Tbe young lady waa perfectly satisfied and accepted the explanation in the best of faith. A veteran Jourr.u'.lst who was pres ent muttered somclhlirg mto vor about having beard tbe best lie of tbe ce ntury. Obaeur ServUie. It is ssid tbst tbo eider Booth used often to take a aubordinat churacter ia a play, I'ke that of the grave-digger In .Hamlet and play bis part so perfectly ss to glorify aot only tbe bumble role which be assumed, but the whole play. With many of ua, the poaitloo which we oecup In society will necessarily be a very obacu re one, but if we will perform well our port our life will be. oomeof interest both to ourselves aad to otbara J M fne Tied Clovr Co . D-irolt, Mirb. Oeotlemm: My wife bss for aiuie' time been s (flirted with something like scrofulous disease, and found no relief un til she gave your Extract of Red Clover a trial. I am happy to say she bss ex perienced great relief. Tbl is btit slight testimonial of my appreciatioa of your efforts in behalf of humanity, which yoti sr welcome to ase lor tbwtr feesefit I sm, very respectfully, JL Anns. And many other. . Oust tuaiwrtMrrtD vHssHvitTt : l svwrrcvwa, awi . rA trari k Clevaitad St ... MTROIT, MICM. uoie's uarDousope Is a medicinal Toilet Sonn.abgolutely pure, and free from the deleterious ingredients used in many of the so-called skin soaps. Al puriuoo uiCBhiu, Biinra uio iiuiauuuui sunburn, rash and prickly heat, softens tne lianas ana prevents rougunesa ana chapping, cures black beads, pimples and skin bleuilnhes, and preserves, freshens aud beautifies the complexion. It pro duces a soft, creamy emulsion, even 'in hard water, and It a positive luxury for the bath, the toilet and the nursery. Get only the genuine, the label on which is block and the letters green. Price 25c. Sold by P. D. felt A Grateful Clergyman. Rev.Tlios. Rlchey, formerly presiding elder of the Northern N. T. Confer ence, glvili this opinion of a popular remedy! "I have found Van Wert'i Balaam to be a wonderfuleffectlve med-' iclne for the lnnga. I hare recommend ed it to several of my friends who ar suffering from consumption and almost miraculous benefits have followed it use. I am of the opinion that If taken tu time it would affoct a certain cure ot tbli dread disease. I would nrge all who are suffering with tang and throat troubles to try it. Trial size free. E. W. Adams the Leading Druggist. Will Tod Soma with dyspepslaanp liver complaint Shlloh's Vltallzer la guaranteed to cure yon. bold by F. D. Felt. Shiloh's Vitalizsr is what von need for constipation, loss of appetite, dizzi ness and all symptoms of dyspepsia. Price 10 and 75 cents perbottle. Sold by F.D. Felt. . Crocp Whooptko Copoh and bron. cbltis Immediately relieved by 8hlloh'i Cure, gold by F. D. Felt. For lame bck , side or chest, um Shi loh'a Porous Plasters. Brice 25 cents 8old by F. D. Felt. Shiloh's Cough and Consumption Core Is sold by us on a guarantee. It enresconsumptibn. Sold by F.D. Felt. . Slkkpliss Nights, made miserable by tbat terrible cough. Shiloh's Cure Is the remedy for you. Sold by F.D. Felt.. Catabrh Cdrid, health and tweet breath secured, by Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Price 50 cent. N,l In. jector free. sold by r. I). Felt. That IIaciclvo Oocoh can bo quickly cured by Slnloh'r Cure. We guarantee It. Sold by F. D. Felt. THE INCURABLE CUBED. A Remarkable Statement from Well-known Citizen of ' South Carolina. ' Cancer is berealtary In my family, an aunt en each aids liavinir ilia 1 fmn til. dreadful disease. In each instance the cancer was located io Identically the tame position tnai mine n-iK mae Its apper aoce just below tbe left eye .and extend- ins down th left cllnek htina anH nna. I was attended by the best physicians, but Ihe case continued to grow worse under their treatment, and no hopes of a cure could be given by tbem ; they said : "I hsd better have my affairs for Ibis Lye snd the next arranved Air tlm miimp Ilui.i ia strike a vital organ al any moment, and at ' once uieea me io aeatn. ADout this time. IKbfl. I met with Mr. Bhirley, living near i-me nest, wnose cancer was ueing rapid ly cored by mo bwtlt'a Specific (8. 8. 8.) i men gv np me minors ana an meal cine I bad beretulore been using, aod commenced taking . S. S. ant alter nsing the third bottle, 1 discovered tbat the scab had fallen off, snd that those shsrp dart-' lug pains. o charactieriHtic ol the caucer, bad ceawil, and the dicbargu was very profuse. In a few days it began 10 beal rnnlillv find ,mn .irijiii im U. tl,u I luid exlistisled the fifth bottle there was nothing hit but the cur where the cancer had Ix-eu, anil I aas a well man. Fhe cure effected in my case is considered by . niy neighbors a most remarkable one, and , clearly demonstrates the fact that S 8 S DOES CUKE CANCER. Swift's Specific j. .- . . w . ..... . Jb-V BUD .1 111 n a uwu w nuuenag iiumaniiy, anu ail 1 ask ia, that those sfllicted wlch cancer give It a trial, and like myself will be convinced of it virtue." Jinn R A Greenwood, 8. C. i realise on cancer mauea tree. SWiFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, Oa. Electric Bitters. Till remedy Is becoming to well known and o popular as to need oc special tnention. All who have- Died , Electric Eitters xinjr the same song of p'olse. A purer medicine does uoi ex it and it I gUHianteJ to do all that is claimed. Electric Bitters will cure all (licaes of the liver and kidneys, will remove pimples, bolls, salt rhjinn aud otlier affections caused by impure blocj Will drive malaria from Ihe system and prevent aa well as cure all malarial fevers, ror cure of Headoche. Consti tution and f niHo-patlln tra Vlaitr1rt Hitters. Entire satisfaction gunran- ' teed, or mono refunded. Price 50 eta. and $1.00 per bottle at Adams' drug sure. , 5 Blow f Unpepata. Awlis-aeUonTBIflB' and Nor von Ueaclaoha, Female Weakness. Bhew matt, m,OetTO, Dropsy, "nrofula. Pimple ad gaos Bruplioa and Wood, Liver and . i Kidney diseases. It pnrlfleaSB bkmd Bad -through It set upoa all orirana and tlaana . at ta body, and atraturthnns and builds up lb ipun wall. It mdlnatn, Oiwxua. fa . h ta aioat eouoomleal bkwd purtnor and pleasant to take. PrVw II; Six boniest. llapared ay i. W. trtut txH . -Blank Uvv ftlwTs, '. w wss vwww aaaaeaa 1U I 3 LS 1 11 g wWII Jaf Wli at til hnriavmnAsxl Mb. . f. . VlCwid to call oo acyr tf raffgUt and iffet froo , Tita ootneor Juiinp'ft itam for tk9 ts.ft.4r atifl till list, 1 . S.ne. th. la, ulrt.. ' p" "SMnsi, BS IQHIOtjV IURI Bf BSTJI (I wntively ripen lu aneTtta and Is gSsranteed ' v Twucwm aau-swre an v. a route ana Aeste Cougtav Asthma, Ilrooehlt Is atid Gossans. . ptloo. ' Lrge botilea 50 cenu snd f 1. . .1 fiV IP IV