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WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1892. NO. 5. m ?ha?na?a-oa?t geralxlj 18 PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY MRS. H. H. RIDDLEBERCER. -SUBSCRIPTION Ill.OOPEBYKAR, IX VARIA BLE 19 A DI A V( 'E. All communit-ation? of a private matar? will bs charged for as advertising. THE HERALD JOB OFFICE is complete in every respect. Work done st short notiee and ca the rs-ost rossonable tenus. ~*?ttmmtnwmmnmkwmmmtmttwuwwmtsuumunn. ?hmitxx?o*?x -gmttd ADVERTISING RATES. I One column, one year ? $100 0C Half ?? ???*.. 60 (K Quarter ** ?- ?fJ , 2?"> 00 Eighth ? M M . a 16 00 One square, one yetr -, 10 00 aWUulos? the number ot insertion? be marked ujion tho manuK*ript, ad fertisementa? will be published until forbidden, and charged accordingljr. IN THE BATTLE, If a trouble binds you, broak it; Life is often what we make it, Good or ill?an?! so we take it; I.et not disappointment fret you, If a seeming ill beset you, Cast it off, and hopeful get you On your way? As you make it, so you take it, lu the battle every day. If your genius slumber, wake it; For our life is what we make it; I? we shape it, so we take it; If we hunt for care or sorrow, IVe shall only always borrow Trouble from a better morro?/ Every day? A.** we make it. so we take it? ??o the life will run away. If the heart is thirty, slake it; If a blessing offers, taks '*: For our life is what we make it; ,*oy abounds in happy f?i Pleasure lives in r?>sy places; Let in ?.?ourt the go<> ily graces By the way ; An 1 we'll take it as we make it In the battle every day. 1>?E the garden. si*v???th it, rake it; Kor the math i- what we make it; . wiw-k it, so you take it; Sit dc4 i lly hoping, dreaming? "Wrapt in fancy'*? futile teeming; --. does not come by scheming? Strike and -? As you maks if, so you take it. If yen faint no' by the way. ? >!. V. M.v-r.*, in MnM ft. HER LITTLE JOKE. [89 JOCELYN b looking out ?>f the window. It is a drenching ?'ay. an 1 there is nothing to be seen but the gar ?len, with its heavy heated roses droop inu under the down? pour, ?ad the vil -? et beyond, no* fntbeconing a rapid water-course. ?I call this the du'l-st place in exist --li'i Mm Jocelyn, half aloud? ? ? ry dullest." -he ?oes not finish her WDtenoe, but turns to the massire pier ghvsi to look at on of herself?? handsom? girl in ? sm.iri frock. After one glance to tli" window with a sigh. ' * What's the use? <?ne might as well *.vfi?r sackcloth triuiiued with ashes in this place, for ill the people there ?ire to see one's gowns. It was much more fun at ?-chool, alter all. ?Why"?suddenly erauing forward ? ?'if that Un't that frumpy little Mi Blak?* witli Mr. Stanford, and he is hold? ing hi- nmbreUa over her! sin baa got his arm, too! 1 -,von?ler how he likes it? Poor man?I won?ler if he erei DoUcea whether a woman is old and plain or your.:,' and pretty 1 ? \"w h?.'? goat ???lash into a puddle, und she is actually looking up at him and blushing and laughing. Oh, what a joke. Fancy her blushing! Why she must be forty if the'i a ?lay??juitc forty. And these little curls bobbing about as B >cs! ?I wonder if her sister makes her, wea? lui hair like that? I wonder if she is in love with him! Poor old soul!" .Mr. Stanford is a curate, but he is a ?nan flrsl au<l afterward a cleric. Streng. manly. gentle, he plays cricket with the village boys, is ready to gossip for a few moment- with the old ga?ers, is a mem? ber of the debating society as well as the club. Bat Mi* Jocelyn is young, and is not y* t able to grasp more than the fact that s!i? ;- better looking and better dressed than most of the girls whom she knows. to her Kuth lilake is a ridiculous sight, and Mr. Stanford's quiet courtesy, which he would extend just as readily ind pleasantly to his washerwoman, i- a "good joke.'' She iratchea them part at the Misses Blakes1 little green gate, and thinks she - Ruth's upward glance and smile at the line face above her before Mi. Stanford turns and comes striding and splashing back through the puddles. Then, having nothing else to do, Mi-s Jcceiyh plena ?i ? retty little piece of mis f hir-f. which she promptly sets about carrying out. Sue has one gift, thi hanii eelra ; she is very skill? ful with her | en, and after a lit'.le me? in imitate nlmost auy handwriting. . now she remembers that there i* in ?he study a left? i ' Hi -tari ford's to her father, and herejes sparkle with de Ufht. "Vi'init faa to send poor old M'-s lilnk? a Uivc letter! Perhaps she has never had Me. It will be a kindn??. positive: Ifi-v she will blush and simper?silly <>1?| thing! Well, serve her right' When there are so few young men in ? pi??-?', what business have old maid- -tro'ling about with them under umbrellas. ?'Miss Cornelia's a lying down, Miss Rrath. She have one of her had hca?l M In -. *iBd r?*M -tjs as how no one is to disturb her. An?l your tea is ready and waiting. Ml Kuth Htakc turns into the prim little dinin?; room, seats herself upon one of the straight backed 'hairs and begins to -?.raw off her brown cotton gloves. She is an odd little figure, small and slim, and dressed ju a hideous antiquated plaid, with shades of glaring blue and green; U'f her fair hair?which the wind and rain have mtHcd and made to look like a halo about her meek, small face painful curve of lier lips, and her slightly flushed cheeks, render her appearance not altogether iiiiplea8in?2. She eats her simple tea ?juickly, glanc? ing from time to time at a book which *h?' has propped up against the milk jug ?a hook Mr. Stanford mentioned inci dentally ?me day, and which she has ob? tained from the village library. The ncit morning Miss Kuth gets a letter. She knows the handwriting upor tfe? '?nvelope hr-fore she opens it. ?'Parish mattcrF, of course," she says to herself. '-Perhaps it's about the school treat." Was opens the envelope, unfolds the note within and is reading it slowly, when suddenly she utters a low cry, her breath comes fist and the familiar world about her grows in a moment strange and un/eala For it is a love letter. She is thi three, anil this is her vert* first. And from such a aaaa?the man wl she has looke?! up to and reverenced followed so Inunlt'iy ami modestiy ? siuce uhe first saw him! She goesdt to breakfast with a flushed face, ?-ni iug lips and radlaat eve?. "Miss Oottaalia's just on the n this inomiug, miss,'' .?ays the little u waraiaglj, as abe saeats Ruth in the i row psasaaa that doei duty for a hall .Miss Hutli nods an?l smiles as if were the pleasaatasl intelligent poasil Cornelia's diatribes this morning fall on heedless ears. Huth answers at intervals, "i dear,"and "No. dear,"and "I ?ill to it, .???tu," as in ?ktity bound; but heart and soul are tilled with otic thou; ?thar wonderful letter. After breakfast, Mita* Cornelia gota to visit her district. Then Mi-- R take.? up her pen and writes trctnblin; cut of the fulness of her heart: Peak Mu. St-.xkc.ikh?Your Utter surprised me very much. I scarcely kr vrhat t,? S.1V, ?-?te ?j?t that I am most grate to you. It is so pood of you t-j tOTS HM ***?***? ?ay? you do, ninl love has als sueha bssutifal thing to OBS, tho'l'-h I ne thought that it ??as likely to OOOH to *j|| ? Or m?'. I'Ut I am very, v.-rv | to havi'had your letter, and s'ihII always ??>. '-v.-n if you change your mind, for. I ?? I, I am not iv, >rthy or alt the good tail yon ?ay of me. Still, whatever happom shall always fuel happy t?> know that 3 one.? thought a?, you have written. An begyou ?ill think the nutter ont w Though it seems impertinent of me toadv you, yet I think only of your good. An em always your faithful friend, K' Tit Rl.AK? She reads the letter over several timi and then shakes bet he id. "How poorly I have said it!" s thinks. "But be la so kind; be will u derstaad thai 1 mean well." The catate, when be receirea the ge tie, hunib'c epistle, is tilled with distas He paces wildly up sad down his um sitting room. -?Sonteb ?dy has played a cruel, heal less trick upou that poor little acuna and 1 have to face her and tell her ->. would rather be shot." He ?Irinks his saatdiag tea in gr& gulps, ami is ?glad of the pain it causi him. "But what a*n 1 to ?i".' Go and tell woman?a kin?!, gentle, little lady coarsely and brutally to lier face, tin she has been played with and insulte, that ? never dreamed of loving he that it is impossible for mc to do s <>b, cruel and cowardly! How can strike a gentlewoman, ?>r indeed at woman, auch a blow as that;" He rests his head upon his hand* an ?groans. After a while he reids the letter ove again slowly. He reu.? bat? lines and seems I ) Bee 1 loul laid bar before him, and he realize* how muc thai means lo her. What a new floo 1 1 light has been poured suddenly upo that sad, unselfish life! And there is no help for ?-ither c them. II" must do it! Well, then. It it be doue at once. Mechanically he take* hi? hat clow from its peg and goes out into theatres walking with his head bent down, sei ing nothing, hearing nothing uutil he i close to the little green gate; then child's clear, high voice reaches hi.s ea "My g'aniii?- made it," she say.-* "Ain't it pittyf "It's a beautiful doll," a gentle voie answers. "Is it a good baby?'1 "Welly do.,1," the child sus, tuckin the ras* doll under one chubby ami "Dive me a wose, please." Mi-- Huth plucks one of the few re maiuing June roses, one of the prettiest and puts it into the little outstretche hand. As the turns to look after the chili Miss Ruth sees him and pauses shyly Something has to be said, so he com?, forward. ??What a lovely evening:" he exclaims though he scarcely know? whether i rains or whether the sun shine?*. "Ye?," she auswers. "Won't you? were you?will you come in? ' He follows her into the house with an intense longing lor something, howevei dreadful, to happen to him, aud save him from what is to follow. Kuth takes him into the dining room. He teals vaguely that hi* task is becom? ing more difficult. In the bare, chil little drawing room he could have said his say better. But she brought hin: straight into the sanctuary ot her home, and ?gain he feels oddly that her lift lies open before him. There is her work lying folded togeth? er. What a tiny thimble! He glance down at her small bare hands. She ha? tak'-n o.'I her ugly gloves. What a bit of a woman for a strong man to tight! What a gentle life tobe mnrrel and shattered by a bitter shame! Still Mr. Stauford does not speak, but stands there before her, lookiug very oak. Hi? back is to the window and she cannot see his face well, but tht light shines full upon her?. "I ?lid not show my sister your "letter," ,-egin? hesitatin-gly. "I thought I bad better wait? that perhaps you 1 would chango your mind, think differ? ently al? nit it all, and then it would be I bes! that only we two shouM know." Sin dosa not say s word about 1 changing her own mind. She stands there before liim, a sweet, fair woman, in spite of her old fashioned ?gown and her oddly arranged hair. She looks at him with smilln1-.,, steal I fast eye?, and bids him take or leave her as pleases hitn bast. And his aoarage to hurt, wound, perhaps kill h r, fail? him. In a moment his resolution is taken. He strides hastily forward. "Huth, do you love mer" lie asks, holding out his hands. And the calm of her face breaks up as she sinks into bis arms. "(>h, so much?so much!" she almost sobs. "But I am no- worthy of you. You should marry some one ever, ever ?0 n?uch better and younger and prettier than I. Do jesj know,'' hiding her ashamed face aud confessing it a? she would have confessed a sin, "1 am thirty-thru?.'' "And I am thirty-four," he answers. ' ?Jiradful isn't it?" When Miss Joceljn ht-ars thencws,she goes away suddenly on a vL-H to some friends. Three years have pas*e?i. tad Laura Jocelyn Is older, sadder, *-"i.-.*r. She bas lovtd and suffered, and .-earned to sympathie with other-:. Bpt she hss never seen Mr. Stsnfora or his old msid wife again. When she returned Home the marriage was over, and they were gone to his new living. "This wa- the worst thing I ever did," she says sadly to herself. "I will go and confess, and tell him how -oily I am. What a horrible thing to have ruined two live?!'' So she goat on her penitent errand to th'isniiil! towu forty miles away. On getting ??at of the train she asks the way to the vieirai-e, and walks there slowly. A child's bngh startles her from her bitter musing*-. ;,...) sl?e looks up and across the sweetbriar hedge that i?? iu bloom at her side, for it is July again. She sees but dimly an old-fashioned gardeu, a quaint, rambling house, for that is Mr. Stanford himself standing so close to her that she couhl almost touch | him. And who is that lady, the pretty little woman in the dainty gray gown, her fair, wu*iv hair knotted close to her head, and her eyes shining with happiness? With a gasp Miss Jocelyn rccognize hcr. That is?no!?that was Ruth i BlaKc. ??Now let him come to me," the little, woman cries --ailj. "Harry, you are spoiliug the child. Let him come tohi motlier." Ruth stoops down and holds out her arms, and a tiny figure in white rushes ? wildly for a little distance toward her, and then totter- unsteailily, and finally sits down plump upon the gras*, the per? formance being hailed with a shout of laughter from the father, echoed more [ softly by Ruth. I'nder cover of their mirth Miss Joce? lyn steals away. She has received for | givene-s unasked, ami she has the sense . fo -ee that to apologize to either of these ! two happy, blfosed people would be an . impertinence.?Bostou Globe. SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL. France now pro?luces incombustible shoes. There are twenty thousand ?liffercnt kinds of butterfly. Animal life ceases to exist in the ocean at a depth of one and a half miles. Fifty-one metals are now known to exist. Four hundred yc.ir; agu only sev ?) were kno td. I tore is t?k of puttio-*a fleet of elec? trically ?Tooi'lled launches on the la? goon** at the Ciiicago World's Fair. It has been fourni that milk cm be thoroughly sterilised by heating it to a ? ?'?'??r.itiir?' of I !" d<ag**ee? Fahrenheit. A recent improvement in making water conduits consists in imbedding wire netting in the cement used. The piping thus made i- greatly strcngth ein-l. J. J. McDonnell, Day Chief operator in the Western Union Telegraph office ?I Tacoma, Washington, has dcvelope I a iple system of telegraphy and ap? plied for ? patent ou it. Frederick Schwatka, who oncj ex? perienced a temperature of seventy-oue degree? below ?ero in the Arctic regions, i to be the only civilized being who ever endured such cold. The Dead Sea loses every day by evap? oration several million tons of water. Thil enormous mass is easily drawn up by the rays of the sun, the valley wherein the -"'i lies being one of the hottest upon the glob?. The skeleton of a whale, over 100 i feet long, has beeil discovered buried in the samls on the shore of HaranhofT Island, off Alaska, far above the high tide mark. Iti- supposed to hire been there hundreds of years. Pipes of cement, in which wire net? ting is imbedded, are now manufactured in Berlin, Germany. The wire netting is said to greatly increase the strength of the pipe3 against bursting, so that they are wed adapted for water conduits. Recent exp?'rimcnts show that the per? manency ol th? power in magnets is greatly increased by heating them in ?team and remagnetiziug them. When this has been done several times the magnet will sutler very little from heat. When Portland cement is mixed with j water and u?.ed in atmosphere below the freezing point it will set, but rapidly disintegrate?. It has recently (?eon found that the mixing of a small amount of caustic soda will overcame this ditli cuity. To sty that Venus and Jupiter recently came in conjunction is a figure of speech, by which is meant that Venus, iu running her orbit, swings into the line of sight from the earth to Jupiter. Jupiter is really 1400 times as large as Venus, and their distance apart is more than 400, 000,000 miles, A French physician is authority for the statement that the regular tramp of marching soldiers is much more harmful to brain and body than the less regular Walk of the ordinary pedestrian. Ac? cording to the scientist, walking te i miles in line is as exhaustive as walking twenty at a go-as-you-please gait. A novelty in the line of building ma? terial comes from Germany, where a linn ha? perfected a means by whicli sawdust is mixed with an acid and tho whole is then pressed into the required shap-f Theproce?s makes the material non-combustible. Jt is lighter than iron or steel and stronger than wind, being also very chap. A Montana man has invented a ranch snow plow, to be use.l in scraping the snow off the ranges so that the cattle can get a?, Um giass. his reported that tne machine works very satisfactorily. Thou? sands of cittlo perish every year, and ?he number this year was more than usually large from starvation, on account of the deep snowj cutting ofl the food supply. Electric heating is now attracting great attention, due in ptrt to tho success which has lately been made in street car work, but more particularly to the iu creas?- in the possibilities of obtaining currtnt at a reasonable figure. ThI strides ma?!?: in the transmission of power from ? cheap source tins opened up a very wide field for this branch of the electric art. Miss K'cnnor Omcrocd is the most dis? tinguished e'ilon'.>lo.*Ut of Engin I. Her first objet t in tik'.n? up the MM it is stated, was to save tho farmers' grain from destruction, and, in order to render herself familiar with the habits of insect life, she often spends hours stretched upon the ground itudying them. She has been appointed Consult? ing Entomologist to the Royal British Agricultural ?9o<riety, THE ?MERRY SIDE OF LIEF? 9TOBIE3 THAT ARE TOLIV BY TITE, FUNNY MENOF THITlPRESS. Her First Cak*v-Wer JVven?-QC?-For Her AVortii Alone ?-The Oaucle-, His Mark. Etc. ?She measured-out tho butter'with at very.? solemn air; The milk and sirgar also, and sh?? took tho greatest ??arc To count the eggs correctly and to ?add a little bit Of baking-powder, which, you know, .begin? ners oft omit. Then she stirred it ell together and ?he baked it full an hour; But she never quite fcrgavelherself for leav-g ing out the flour. ?E.?L. Sylvester. cuse ok saixni?s. "Dora.must have suffered some tenriblc disappointment. One never sees , her/ smile now. What is the matter?" "Two front teeth pulled."?Life. TriE woman's WAY. Friend?"Do you permit your; \vifct04 have her own way?" Husband (positively)?"No.-sir. She has it without my permission.'I?Detroit*7 Free Press. UER KF.VKNCE. He?"My wife never got the better of! me but once." She?"Lucky maa?whcnt-vavlh-it?" He (sighingly)?""When she ?"married/ ?Tie."?Life. KXPLAINF.I). Jones?"What has m ide the telc-l phone so successful, do you. imagine?'' Brown?"I presume it is?owin*r to the I fact that it is run on sound.principl? ..*>'? ?Detroit Free Press. *nn: nnii:; in?- m auk. Eulailc?"Doesn't- Chollie look i just awfully funny.'" Madge?"Yes, indeed. Be has, a bigger head on his cane than on /his shoulders."?New York Sun. rOIS HKIl WOUTII ALOnc. Gwendoline?--He loves me for my worth alone.?" Iphigeala?"1 have no doubt of it. He found out what you -atare worth from, my brother Tom."?Now York Press. o.si;'is KHOOOII. "So," be .?ai?l sadly, "you refuse mc on account of my poverty?" "No," she replied in .-ensibli*"toncs. "No, it is not on that account." "Then why is it?" "Onaccouut of iny.'owu."?Detroit Free. Press. sad RESULT OF TOailTIKO. Miss Knoall?"That's Miss Pass?e; \ she was a popular toast twenty years ! ago." Miss Cynic?"Ah, indeed? She looks dry and crisp and brown enough to/have been one, any way."?fudge. A VITAL IUKFE'lEM !!. Wicfcar??"I don't believe * there is much difference between gealni and in? sanity." Vickars?"Oh, yes there is; a heap. The lunatic i? lim of his board an?! clothes."?Indianapolis Journal. l'LKNTY OF SIR. A gentleman had fallen on the streut in B faint and a --row?! gathered at 00 ? . "CUV'' the man air," shouted a police in 11. ?rushing the crowd stray. "He ?loesn't want air," growled an anarchist. "Ib''s a milliDtiaire alre:i?ly."?Detroit? Free Press. ANXIOUS TO 11KAITI Till: ESI). "Then'? B ? hool of uavigatio'.i in England where they teach women to be sailors." "That's good. Wocea make first cla?s mates, and in novel reading they are the finest skippers known."?Now ! York Herald. ? oBJicnoifs axxawao. Jake?"So your father has conscutcd to our union? I thought, he wouldn't allow yiKi to marry a law-ycr!" Cora? "Oh, but that's all right? so fat as you are concerned, lie says, lie heard you tryiiiir to conduct a cas*; in courl. to-day."?Life. I'livsu Ian, iilCAI. THYSELF. First Drugi-ist?"Well, ho.v are you ; this morning i" Second Druggist?"Broke." First Diugglst?"Then why don't you use some of that liquid glue which you claim will mend everything?"?Phar? maceutical Era. CiETTlNC* EVEN liY DEATH. Lawyer?"Well, we got the best of them this time. You have bceu sen? tenced to ninety-nine years in prison." Convict?"Ninety-nine years! Why, 1'il be dead before I have served half of it." "Yes; that is where you get the best of 'em.1'?Indianapolis Journal. IT DISCOUIUOEI* CONVERSATION-, Blooburaper?"Well, I suppose the sewing society went over a lot of gossip this attcrnoon.'' Mrs. Bloobumper?"No; we didn't talk a bit of gossip." Bloobumper?"How was that!" Mrs. Bloobumper?"Every member was present."'?Judge. ?I11EAKINCI IT c.ENTLT. Foreman (quarry gang)?"It's sal news Oi hov' lur yez, Mrs. MctJahar raj-hty. Y'r husbands new watch 1? broken. It wsz a foine watch, an' it'? smashed all to pates." Mrs. McO.?"Dearie mc! How did that happen !" Foreman?"A ten ton rock fell on 'im."?New Tort Weekly. I !> MATHEMATIC-. Proud Father (whispering)?"That little boy of mine is a born mathematic? ian; just lore? mathematics. Look at him now. He's been figuring for a full hour by the clock." Friend?"I see. What problem are you working at, my little man?" Studious Boy?"I'm figurin' how many day? it is to vacation."?Oood Nuwi. noiSEHOI.D FKIDK. "In writing up the burglary," said the excited caller, "you can say the thieves in their hurry overlooked -*750 ?"worth of jewelry and solid silver plate in one of the closets.'' '? "Might not that bring the burglars to **)ur house a second time?" suggested the city ?editor. "I don't care if it docs!" cxclaimc I the other. "I don't want the public to get the impression that ? gang of rob ? bers can go through my house and only 'find ?325 worth of stuff worth stealing." 1 '?Chicago Tribune. TITF. AMERICAN SOU, IN* T.OXnO***. Clara (upon the announcement of her 'friend's engagement to the Duke of Deadbrokc)?"Did he first tell you that he loved you, dear, and then speak about the,passionate yearning iu his heart, and aUlbat?" Maud?"Why, no." Clara?"Didn't ho say something 'about life's stormy ocean and abo/it his strong protecting arms that would al? ways shield you, and how, ever since he beheld you, he had been haunted by your pleading eyes, and his love had gone out to you in a great, passionate outburst? Didn't he say that life with? out you would be a ?Ireary waste." Maud?"No; certainly not." Clara (imp iticntly)?"Then I should like lo know what the fellow di?l s iy.'' Mauil?"He didn't say a word. I did the talking."?Life. IMPROVEMENTS IN BSMPMAM, "I sec," said Boagg?, laying down the newspaper he was reading, "that paper quilts are being manufactured ami are used extensively, giving good satisfac? tion." "Thai's a scheme," remarked li /uWhcn a man is too poort'i take a paper he can read his quilt. I suppose they will have library quilt? ?ftarawhile, with one of Dicken-'- novel? printe?l on them, (?reat scheme, isn't it?" "That's nawthing,*1 said a man with a Wild West accent; "I mind stopping at a tavern in Oregon where the landlord gave us a tallow dip to ihow us to bed. " 'Yell find yer breakfast spree.? 1 f?ir ye fust thing in the inornin',gentlemen,' be ?aid, as we wished him good night; 'cat round the edges, but save the mid ?lle if yer can.' "We askcil him to explain, and lie showed us the comfortable on our lied. It was a big buckwh? it e\ku the size of the bed, and as light as a ?pongo. Wo breakfastc?! off it without getting up." Somebody threw a bootjack at that iii'.ii.ent, and the Wild West accent i to acent?ate, and ih- trutliteller went home.?Detroit Free Pr SELECT SI FUNGS. Solomon's best horses coat only ?*?-?. The Legislature of Ohio lias ?1? that the car stove mint Lro by September I. 1893, on ill roads over forty miles in length. A < itixen of Moberly, II >., has a curi? ous collection. He has a slipper seventy five yean old, a Bible and a trunk each 100 yean old. and a raior hone .'100 years old." Ebony is said to be so abundant in some pa?t? O? Tamaulipii-, Mexico, that it is used as tirewood by the people, and the Monierey ft ?iulf Kail way UKSS it for fuel. The time of building the first iron ship i? a matter of dispute, but there is a tradition that ?a far back?? i T ?- r u irou v.?i*l was used on t'ue Severn Hiver in England. Queen Victoria'.-, horses are attended when they get lick by a veterinary sur? geon who w. tu?! win? is the only man <.?f his profession iu England who does wear one. That highly ornamental personage, the King of Siam, has ordered a Urge ?nd ex|)cusive steam yacht to bfl constructed for his own i:. ;?, which will be twice as large as any such craft now alio it, Bassett Williams, of East Uranch N. Y., has a big black cat which has always fouud more pleasure and profit in hunt? ing her living in the fields and m than in getting it at the expense of rats and mice. The seven uon? 1er- of America arc classed as follows: Niagara Falls, Yel? lowstone Talk, Mammoth Cave, the Can? yons and Garden of the Gods, Colorad >; the giant trees, California; the natural bridge, Virginia, and the Yoscniitc V? ley. Large families arc very common among the factory population of Lewiston, Me. Henry McCraw has raised nineteen chil? dren, of whom thirteen are no-** living. The mother is a healthy woman of forty three. Noel Gaudette has raised nine? teen childreu, of whom fourteen are liv? ing, the youngest eleven years of age and the eldest thirty-three. In 1016 au awful famine raged throughout all Europe and again from 1193 to 1195, when complete crop fail? ures caused terrible suffering. In Eng? land and France the people ate the lle-h of dogs and cats, and many cases of cannibalism were recorded. During tho latter three years thousauds upon thou? sands perished from starvation. The Japanese ?ite M9 color varieties of the chrysanthemum, of which sixty three arc yellow, eighty-seven white, thirty-two purple, thirty red, thirty-one pale pink, twelve russet and fourteen of mixed colors. A fancy prevails la this country that in this flowesjJhe same tiut is never exactly reproduce* and that in this it resembles the endless variety of the human countenance. What Snow Is. Snow is frozen water in tho form of frozen crystals. When water freeze? it first crystallizes in the form of m which gather in masses of a hexagonal lorm, and ns the iee forms these at cross each other in all ?lire? tions, but al? ways keeping this six-sided star shape. When vapor of water freezes, needles are exceedingly line, and <lo not gather iu solid masses as ire, but in a soft spongy mass held together by the interlacing of them. This may be seen ?vh?n a snowflake is caught, as it is fall? ing, on the ileevo of a coat, and it forms very often some beautiful examples of the peculiar mode in which water crystallizes. The snow thus formed is very light and porou?, and holds a large ?juantity of air between the crystal?, and this gives the protecting effect of the snow against cold, and also causes its white ? while solid ice is blue.--Ne ?v York Time?. DR. TALMAGE'S SERMON. bunday;s discourse by thb brooklyn fseacher. Subject: "Ifivinlty in the Star?."* Text: "Seek Bin thai maketh the Stoem Stan and Orion."?Antea v., 9, A country farint-r wrote this text?Amos of Tekon. He ploiv--?l th<? ?iarth ?ml thrashed the grain by a m.-w thi-.:?hmg ma-hino just invented, as formerly th ? ntttt '?rod out th j ?pain. He gather?*! tas fruit of the syea? I si'uifled if with an iron c?mb ?for? it vr.-is getting ripe, a?- it Wa. us and ? ?u?!i,;ii.irv m that way to take from it the bittern? . B mut tin?"son of a :."plicr?l sad ?tut?, i-,. 1, i,,,t tit/on the ?taminerinsr rustir tin? Philistines and Syr? ian? mid Phamiciaai Bad Moabites sad Am? monites and E lo'iiit?', an I Isrselite? tr,'11 Ml -, ? was a law giver, Daniel was a I--.?an a courti??l*sad Ilavi 1 a king; ? iit Am,??, the author o: my t^x!, was a reasant, and, as might b?? n??arly all his-parallelisms are pistorsl, bis p icy tall of th ?,? lor of n >w mo.vn hay, and the rattl,. of l0a*asts, in 1 th -riirii!?!,' of carts with ?beavta -ml the roar of wild beasts demi abita the ?hepharJ cams rut m their ?lofer??. He iratebad the hardi bj day. ;in-l by night inhaiit?! a bootli m? !?? out oil : at thronzbtb could ate the ?tars nil night Ion/, an I wa? in- re familiar with then than wa who have m 1 lnrdiy ??-. anting t'io till - chimneys of the great tosmi, Bat at v, m-, when ili - barda wer,- m il danzer, be would ?tayi ut laths Bel I sil tai ' irirnesj, his only r the curtain of tbe night heaven, with the -i dlar emlirokleries au l wrer tassels of lunar light. What ? Ufo of solitude, a'l alone with his And at Hi" o'clock at D bsrli to the ?volt'? bark, and th?> lion's roar, and ti whit te-wbo and the ? ?rp.'tit's hi.??, as he unwit tingl* ;? win;.? iiiovin' thro |gh thethicket ! Bo Irnos, like other herds n-n, got th?? habit or ?tudyiag tho map of tha bean n?, b? c - much of tas tima , out i,?fore bun. Be notlc? I star? a ?van-in,' and others rnej ling. He atad their dawn and setting with ? t tsin - -iv,n? of th l year. H ha l S | natiir?', and be read night by night, an I month by month, an I year by y??ar, the tbe constel atlon?, divinely rhythmic, lint ts lially sttractsd bis sttentioa whileaestsdon und or lying on hi? ha<'?- under the miinight he-ivi'ns?tlio I'.i'i.-id?--, or S.-v? n Star?, an i Orion. Tho r group this rustle prophet assoeistel witii ti Hrst of May, Th? latter be a-aociated -rita the winter, n? it com ? t?> th? moriilian in Janu iry. the P 3 ?' in star-, ?? u nected with *J| iweetnen and joy; Orion, the berald of the tempart. Tii- ?n? were the more apt to ?tudy tba phy?iognotny Itapositi ,:i of t;' ? li- iv lily li-j It --. they thought they ba 1 a s;,--.-?al in upon th? ?-irt'i. and p-*rhra*>? th,,-. were right. If tha rooon ereryfew boar? down tii? ti les of tha Atlantic ?an. an,I the "TOS of th.? sun, by ?IIscientific sdmlsiion, ,-ifT ?*t tba ?arth, why n t the ?tan ba*ra prop wti An l there are tome thing? which malte ms think that it may not luve bean all ?apar rtc 1th? moreo at? and ir.i.I the h ?\ -illy bodies with i ?? irth, l>i i n ,t i m - r or run on Ion tba Brat 'bristi . piste t *<-? r ?n rb . - Di i not tba ?tan in I ? tnerel] c lincidental that be I itruc ti"ii ol Jerntmlem the moon was eclipsa I twelve ron* cutir? nightsl Did ir m ; | i ? . ' ?;,-;ia'! i. and then diasppaara l jii.?t I?- . h irk ? IX Of K.*an--a, w'n ? ?n? i ? r ill ? st. Bartboaomsw ??-, died? vTs?itwithooi ilgniflcsnci that m the 'lays of the Kvnan emperor Jiu tinian war and famin - ?ri te pre i I liii.n -- . for nearly a | ?jav -i,, more light than tba moon, although ire it:' A i thing more than a brilliant beatlienla n. N i . that Ami ? "i the I ?at, having h?nrd the ;??? ' ? Il IIS, pet down ut rough stnif of : i ? h rJsrasn ?n I Into hi? brown haul an lent an 1 knotted ling, rs th? pea ol a prophet an I :ii- tima t . Mi u tba' - -, s--ir.? an 1 Ori -1 - niiiitid, whl . ??it It. c, it i pr ? for us, l-.i.' A. D. In ii .W, as we nun' > God who : and i li the Clod of orle.*. It ..- re aa i a ?tar ther? thai i tba Inspira i tverd?tn in, I ni ?? . roup and s-.-V -n in th.? I '. . |i?t ThOOd UeViT clrlsllillg i testing preo* a tb ? time I and Virgil wrota in hi? .Kn i I ? Or on" until uo-.v, t!i.?y their order writeu not in man nhoKI, bttt with . mighty on the com? of th ? ???v, ?o that all nations may ival it. Order. - Ut-lime o;*ilei*. Oiniii-?) t, Dt What a ?> ?,: , ind me, to wiij-n communities an I nations simetiiii?* seem going -i-tUrneU, anl world ratal by some ?it hsphaaard und la all direot.o.H rnaladministration I The llo.l who Itaspj wren worlds in rlghl dri i'( far ira thou-: ainl yiars can certain.y ksap all th?> affair? of Individual? an >. nations an 1 continents In adjuitment. Wehadaot batter fret much. for tho p*-?i?ant'?argument "f t'-ir tex' right. It God can tatts care of the ?even of tbs Pieiaiei r.:il tlio four chief workll "( ? hrioa, He tan p.-jbably ta'te care of tha one world we Inhabit. i ?;? felt Q in day when wa wi re going to the country intll to get a grist gr.uri.t, an 11. a boy ot seven y, in -, tat in the bacs pirto-f thaws} a, an i i-ur v,i'?- of oxen ran bw iy with usan lalonj a laDTriathin I *b th i moo?n, ? > that i * i"a?hed to piece-, an l I ma ?- a I icribleont erv ?if fng'it. an I my father turne 1 to ma with a f.v - , *'^J w ??. ? h it ar ? '."i ?Tying Bboot? i . ?.? ti-.i- "x.'n ca? : Aiil.inv bean i-.w'.w should wet? nttrighted r urn in the switt move? raset of worldly even ?. -spaciaUf whan ws ire i that it i? OCA a jroka ?>' iinhroken thatars drawing n? ,M. bat that or? der aad wi-i.'?, v ???niii-ii' ara la the yoke? In your , ,-ii;.i:i?ii, jrour mlaalr?***, your sjih? i:e. do the brat vou ??an und then trust to God; aad if all thing? ara all mix??l anl datqult-tinf, sa J your Iwaia is hot and your heart sicli*rget *?'n*- o?sto ^o mi! with yo.i info the ?tHi-light an I | ??ai*. ? it to you the Pleiailes, or, b ttei* th in that, get int > - ..it,rv, and thriii-h tha : furtlicr thrin amos ?rita the naked ev?c-iuld mtsttbf, tara lumirei atan la she r.ei.id--. ,'",n what la c.ilhsl the sword of I ' -i n??i?iiii ????m, ?it,' it,l, ?two trill! us, two huniii-sd thoiisund billion* time? ?ar., than th?-?un. Oh, beat pane? wittthsGol ?i h.? male all tliat anil controls all that--th I wh???l?,f the constellai urns turning in the ?ba-rtof galaxi.?. for thon-an 1? of y?-ar? without the breaking of a cog or the slippng of abnn.l or the snnnof ?n azla, K.?r voni placidity and comfort through the U*rJ I ,harg"y, it, "Seek Mini that maketh th?- Seven Stars and Orion. Agnio, Amo? saw, a? we tniist ?ee, tha (i,?l who made thetw two group?- of tho was atwGod of light. Amos ?aw that dad wa* not sHtisflett with making one star or tnwaa ?tars, bat He mak?-??cveo; an?l hariag ? finished that gronp of worlds makea another group-gron?? aftargronp, Toth? PI He add? Orion, It mssb? thai (Jot liVe? li??ht t-o well that Me ksepi makiofc it. i?i! n the unirene know? th,? ?tsUitic- of solai. lunar, ttellar. meteoric cr? that i? tb ? i rsattor Rim? bar? nil ?>>>pn lovii, ??distinct a? the nimm "f your chlldran, "lie t?'ll?th III ? *MUBaM r.-illelh them all by th?ii* uansv. ' ?, an I they are Alcyone, Mero?-?, Cekerto, Electva, Sterope, Taygate and Mai?, But think of the billions an! trillion dau-*litersof stirrv light t.'i c <li\ ,;t'.u nameas they sw--?p l,y Him with him brow and lustrous roh ?: go fon! is Qo light?natura! li-ht, moral li?-ht, -apiri lizbt. At-ainanl -i^.-iin is li^lit bunie for svmbolizition ? Christ, the br momin-r star; evati2;eli-*?tion.t'ie tlav-br, Hi" redemption of niton Kighteoiisnes risina; with h.alin- in ? ?men and nom?, arith so ? -orrows mi 1 sin-, mil Uttnnn I want licht of comfort, li-rbto* uario*?. li of goodness, in sai thr,; Christ, "Seek Him that miksth tin s? Man and Orion." as ?v? ?i nt se?, t I who mil.? t:-..>>? hv , ai of stu-smust bsan ua 'lian^ii ; li i! Th iiad h?'??*! no chuz* i'i ti? ttsUar arv an?-? in tlii ; h -r Ismvi's II ???***"?*, .nil father, a shepherd. . bim tl there lia I lie :i no ?-Ym ??< in li. And t ?S3 two clusters han- ov ti-il arlnr now just night that the.- ihom on tu V. I ? th ? -i n ? aswh m tii ? l','vpti.i-, pvra-ni.ls, from ths t?;iof w'u'.-'i to w ?? them: the nm as wh i tbs Chaldsaas ? en ate I trn eclipses; t.is same as irk Klinii, aecordiiii- to the boot o? J ? ,, v.\. rat to study thi aurarj borrnlit; the ??? un !?>r Ptaisn do --,-? ? a a? 11'..-?.?rnicinsv t "?i; tbs un ? fro it Cili?tt?*o?*M ? oras, and from Pvthv'oras t) Ht?:1* Sui-'lv. a than ;.?:--- (i.l nui,* liivo fas i'i.'i.-l th? !?].?! i its an I (Mon! 0*i what ? tuolviwami] Um Bossai down tbs flu and reflux, ofthstid to know tfa r ?v.. ;:,v ?a c'ai sum? "..-?.'-t.-?? I iv, to I iv -m 1 for X -r.v -s |sr! mis! a? i k i min ot his Iiott la ths m irain ; au I hau-" bim In th? svsotnz of ths sam 117. fu srorl 1 -its m its chariot an I drivu tial? n ?d thai li lln-.-! an I I behind is Anathsmt. 1. ??? 1 Cobban, i Kin- .f.i-ii*.,\ tim?. was .-? i;V i i 1 ?I, aid hi tbirf-y-Avs tb i?nl d iUsn a r ?r, ha: wi atterwar.i ex-cr.i*.<*l .itilii/ji stolen from th?* royal kl toben. Alexind? ral after d ?th Mmtia do thirty ?lays, beeausi noons ?v mt<l ?lo t'i honor of shoveliu- him unte;-. The Du';o< V**elitozton refute 1 ti h?v his in.i feic i 1 li - 'ii !>;? ? . Infuriated popo ? irar of politic ?rxritemsot, an 1 bs left it iu ruins (hir m i might learu what a flcktl thin; la hi m favor. "But ths merey ?of the Lyri Is fro rerlastinz I i avail ul n - to th ttd flat tei Him, and His righteoumssi ini?> th? ehi dren's chil lr?n of nieh sske p lbs cjvsoan and to tli.j;? w! . r Biseomrn&n ments to do I Him fiat mik?tli t'j*? Siv.-a ?Star.? au Orion.' is ars mu-' the?o.l who ma l" III ?-? t w<* li M ? 1,1. of!', ori-'ita' ni.'1!'- iky nanti bia Go! of love an kindly warning. Ths Pleiads? rising i midskv sai?! to all th? h?r!sn?n an 1 snap aeras and husbandman, "?Cons oat an 1 sn joy the mil?! w-uthsr ant cultivate y-i garden* in! flslds." Orion, coming in win ter, warned them to pregare for temp-at Ali navigati m irai reg l?ate i by t constellstions The ins sail to shipmistei and rrew "ii >i-t nil for ths sot an l **ath?i m r.-'mndis' from othw lands." ButOrio was th? storm sign?', ani sail, " make things rang or ? u! Int > bsrbor, for th - r'.i ?ir ?rlnijs out." A ? v.tn-*1- of tii s|?;-iii?r. i Irion i the winter. ? lb, ii ? riswot Got 1 svsi liai: Thers ars twj kinds of ssr-aoai - .il, -1 ii lui.; int, s > ??'me it. s ? im ii e l ? that m in may i i what I Bimsn I tri ? ry law an i ? an I r.? betlion under His thron?,and walla thiyar -?lifting in riis fsci ani itibMn* al Elia haart, Hstaks* th?oi up ?i His arms and !s>^ - ti: ir Infuriated brou tin ; 1" ii 0( tleivea!' Ill 1 II '.- .'!? -.-?? I'l I I . lire .in 1 torturo au 1 thuii ier.-io i 1, an ! wit i r?d not pitchfork toeiing ths human ran into paroxysm.) of hi i am now preicjinj, tu i vai ta i O 11 of I.ivin -, kin lly warning, tb* Hol ??' spring sni winter, chsOjJol Pliitleiaal Vmi n: : . that ths aril I Bi Imp ?; 1 ing. Lrt one winter pi--.- without frost to ?<iil vsgatstion an! i" to bind th? riven uni raoivto sork? our tl.'ld--. and thsn you swill bsrs to ?nlargs you:- hospitals mil your ctcaatntian, "A ,.?-..- ii Christmas mi': - a fat -,rj\-,>yar.i," 'd pr.iv-r.i. .Stor.ils to purify tii? air. I'ht-i-.n ni. -.?.-os abov.? z?ro ? ahsr an 1 Ja.i* i- lm? ort m" ai M iy and /on ?. ? ? mil. li BI W ' do men ruined by m by .i ?varsity. If we had our own wa would hav? bssn lmp?r*onatlon? m-.-- an 1 worldtinsas an 1 dUgustin** si?', an I ? uS?d up ii ii* it ws ?? feaphanti tob lisvethat ba aras divina and th-ti ths ? irs of th? flr.n ainent. On? .'?? theswiftejt transitiantic voya;e? steim ?r ras I'.-ii-' -ii ha? ? itormy wlnl abaft, chasin*- her frj:n . thOM going ill til' oppos.t.? diro-.-tiju ? sn l a hin haue*. ? bad thing to havs a st??r.n aaea!, pushing us biekj n-.it if wen-u ?r. chiUr?,i ?and aioing toward baavso the ttornm of life will only ehass u- th? moaer into ths ir. 1 an - ? alad 11 baliav? tint ths mi 1 mistrals an t s of th' i ml sad soi ?ire uot ?: i chaine-1 maniac*? let !oos.? upon tin earth. hat, ar ? na: ??? divin ?-it .>'-vision! ? a:u ??? glad that thu Go! of tho HsV? Stars is a!*> ? ? 1 Of Orion! It was out of D I I m "Divina Co-ji uie?i'?," auJ out of Jolin Utlton'i Win came "P?ra Us? I. -' ' an 1 ? ?I ot nail infidel attic'; cur? tii? "??rid'. ? 1're.it:-''' In t'.tv.?- ot Christianity, .im ? M uiivi i ? sails ?une t.ie s tags or oo . ti--.?, nul out ?f tin lUtTmnga of ? ths p.i-.-iiniiiy ??f th? ?viril's re.leni;) -.al out of your bjeasvemr-ot? tait atioo, your '?Kiv.'rtie-, your misior tunij mav yei c ? n ? an Steraal he i von. -.vieit'ii rnsroy it is that In tb? text and . . .-.va t.ie Bibis tiod In lu.vs us 11 look out toward other worlds: Bibteaetraa* oiiv in C, "ti-si-, m Jo,?m i, in Job, in tl?-** Pa-rUma laths prophste, major aal minor, in St. ?ohn'i Api.'ilypse. pra?'ti?*:ilUsayin.;: rkPsI wori'.s: tsorldsl (HI ready lor lb?m! ??'?? havs a nios litt!?? world bats thtt w?stick t... ru tboagb kMing that we lo-i-mM. Wa srsafrsid ot fading oft th:s little rail of a world. We are afraid tiiat tome imtc . -' wid sum-? night s:nasii it. and we tvaat?varythiaKtorsi around it, and ars ?i.sipuoiutei when w.? lin ! that it r I? ' tin sun inst'a I of the sun rovo!vi:i- nroun I it. What a ;? a!? ?I tin*. I-.ttle lut o.'a uorl!, it- existime.' only a ?h >rt tlms bstaseu two -. tii,. parozjr? b i??- whichit washnrle?! fi.ini (.?ha.is into -r I??-, an I the paroxysm o? it- item i Anil ainglai that s.. many t^xtsci I u to loot off to Other ? rl 1-, many of tlnm larger and gravader and m-re res.ileudent. k ther'." says Jot?, "at Mazii'o?i and i- '." "Look there. bo, "-it the rooou undw Christ's test ! ' 111, ".it 111-' -Ml st imiiog still at-ovjUibeon!' "l/ookthero. ' \i - .. ? ?? ? - irttliag Irma nun! "LOO! tlier.-,"' tsiys Amo-. nan, ' at i!n Bevsn Bteri and Oriiii.' tiaaft let us be so *a?l nl.ont tlio*? who shovi-Miff from th.s world mi li-r Ciiri-tlv pilotage. Iion't let ?is li? in at?tatod about our coin^ off this little tiar^i? ? r sloop nn-anal txiit NaWOVld to get on some Great Easr--rn of the lumvi-na. P..n't !"t ns persist in w.intin? to stav in this barn, this ?lie !. this out lions.? of a world when a!! tin? Kind'spataos-i alroadv oampieil by manv of otir heet friends ar.? iwingtag wile open their gates t<- l?t us in. I When I read, "In Mv Kitlnr's hofise are mantj mansions," I do tvit know but that eai*li world is n r???mi, sa 1 as many roaaia as ther.' ar?- worlds, stellar stairs, stellar gal ier.ef, stellar hallway', stellar win! st ?ll-ir ?Ion?*-. Bow OUT ?leparte! fri<-1 I tiiu-t pitv u?, shut no In th?s? crsmp-id apartment*", tire! if w? wjlk flfteeo tnt'es. wh?n they nine naornina? hy one stroke of wing, can make aircadt Mtks whole ^te!lar i .in! I.? b\ck in tim?* for matinst lVraajr* yoodsr twinkling constellation i? the reiidehes ot the martyrs; that grotto of twelve litminorie* is thi calmtiil bntmoot the apostles. Perhaps that ste-p of lijbt is th? dwelling place of angeU ch?wubic, sera* pine, archauieiic. A mansion with a? many roims as world?, and all t'isir windows illu? minated for fe'.ivity. O.i, how this widens an 1 lift? an ! gt?t??u-? la.??sour^-?x:?ect-?.tions! How littlo it mikes tin prt-w.-nt ant how st-ip.-aio.n it mskM tie future! How it cons ?le? us about our p-.onsciei-J, who, instes! of being boxe! uu and under the grounj, hava the ranz.- of as many roons as th-jre ara world?, and we! ?toase emrwhsia, fo.? it is th.i Father1? bonw, in w nej th-srj are miny mansions' <>'. I.-ird (Jo I o.* th-j ??vea Star* and Orion bow can I en turo tha transport, the ectaay of nah a vision ! I rau?t obey my text an"! task Him. I will ?eek Him. I ?ek Him now. for l call to mind that it Is not tha matajrial universa taat is mo.t valuable, but tbe ?pir itual, and that ea-*h of us baa a soul wortn more than all the worlds which the inspired uerdiimin ?aw from his booth on the hills of Tekoa. I had studied it before, but the Catheiral of Cotozne, Germ-any, never imprejsel me as it did tha last tima low it. It is a-i uiitt??d the graaieit gothic structure in the worl.J, its foundation laid in 124 V'ulr eizh*. pr nine veirs ago comoletsl. Mom than ?ix hundred year* la building. All Europe tax?*! for its caastruition. Its chip*?! of the Magi with preciuui stonei enough to pur ehasj a kingdom. Its cispil of ?St. Agne? with master-pieca? of piiotinc-. Its ?pire t-piingiuzflvohundrel an ! elevan f??t into tue heaven?. Its staiuad glus the caorui of all rich colors. Statu** eucirclinz the pillar? and oncirclinz all. Statues abova statue-.un? til sculpturocan d? no more, but faints anl falls back against carvM stalls anl down ou jiavwnent? over ivhc'a tie kings ?nl??u--ni of the earth have walk: i to c ?nfessiou. Nave, and aisles and transapt aid portal? camhlu In.z tho splendors of ?unriie. Interlaced, Interfoltated, lu terco! urn ne I grandeur. As I stood outside lookinj at the double ranze of flyinzbuttrossasanl the forast of pinna? .-li->r anl higher and higher, until I altiio.-t treelel from dizzinsat, 1 exclaimed: ?rireatdoxolozy in stoae! Frozjn prayer of many nations'.'' But while standing there I saw a poor man enter and pit ?Iowa his pac'c aud kaeol L? si le hi i biirdeu on the hard rloor etBaat cathedral. An! tears of deap emotion came into my eyes as I sail to mysilf: '*rhera il a ?rth more than all the material ?ur ?vu.i iinjs. That man will liva after the la?', pinnacle has fallen, an 1 not one ?tone of all that cathedral glory ?hall remain uncrum bled. He is in*- a Liz ins in raz? and poverty and weariness, but immor? tal au i a ?on of the Lord fro! Almizhty, and the prayer ha now offer*. th'u-h amid many superstitions, I ?liod will rmr. and among tha apos t|, ? whose sculptural forms stand in th? sur rouu ling niches as will at last, ba liftad, anl into the presanca of thitCarist whosa suf? ferings ar<; represented bv tha crucifix St? ? lirh ho bows, and ba rainal in dua ttOMQat of all his p*??-erties into the gloriou* h-.iu .? built for him aud built for us by"Him who maketh the Sev^-n Stars and Orion." How Was It Dane? The followin-,' has been submitted for publication in this department: A chatn bermnid is said to bnve put twelve com? mercial tr-i'.'ek'rs into eleven bed-rooms, an?l yet to have given each man a ?ep arate apartment. Here we have the eleven rooms: 1 | i | a | 4 | 5 | ?J 7 | h | 0 | li- | 11 ??Now," satd she, "if you two gentle? men will go lato b.-dr-nm No. 1 and wait B few taiatttes I'll h'nd a spare room for one of yoi Bl SO W as I mvn shown ? toil r?i.n*." Harias* tiun Stoared the first two in No. 1, sh?? ft? the third iu N >. -, tiic fo'irth iu No. 'A, the fifth in No- 1, tho sixth in No. 5, tin* seventli in No. 6, the eighth in No. 7, the ninth in No. "*?, tho tenth in No. '.I nl the eleventh in No. 10. Haviti-j completed the task ihc went back to room No. 1. wiicr.? you will renember ?he bad left the twelfth gentleman along with the first, and sail: "I have now furnis'ic 1 each of tie others with a . .mi luve a room to spare; If you please, step into room No. 11 and yo'i will find it empty."' How wa* it doue? ? St. Lrais K-'iubWc. Rig (>r.ipevini*-a. There h a phenomenal grapevine in (?linn-, ? southern town in France. Although tba platal ??i only ten years old, it yielded last year 1287 bunches of de licious fiuit. There is but one vino which aseols t'tiis w.-iudorfnl shrub, and that is the noted historical vio?.-o? Hamp? ton Court, England, whic'.i was pis in 17'53, and sow *aeooaroi forty-seven \ .? 1?. la tbe first year of the last CoaMt it gave from its ?ingle growth over ISO I bunch? of grapes. The fruit from this vine is kept exclusively for the us, Ol the table of tue Qu.eu, and the NaT? phis i* made into win.? for Her Majeity aud her family.?Baltimore American. To Remedy the Smokeless Powder. A certain Doll Paul Hiehm has iu | a mist Of ?Og hall with which to envelop your enemy in a deep mist?nsy, even Stuck fog?which shall not bc?ur p-i-ted, claim' the intenter, eren by a Londoa particular. These fog balls are ..i?i!v-bro:<en sphere?, containing am? monia and acids, which upon escaping create a fog that envelops all around it until blown away by the wind. Rattle?*, though, are not always fought on wind? le???, calm days. But, ?ay? the inventor. with this fog"around them it will be im? possible for the enemy to find the range or to reply to the lire of the attack.? Western New??. The Elevated Railway?. On the Sixth Avenue line in New Y'-rk City, there are 500 trains ?lailj* . ,\ : on the Third Avenue line. 504 trains; oc the Second Avenue Lue, ?Ti? trai ns; or. the Ninth Avenue line, 205 trains?each way daily. The trams ars rua from one niiuuti? to eight niimites apart, depending upon the hour of the day. Prom midnight to 5 A. M., fifteen minutes apart. Pare, fire cents.?Scien? tific American ^^_ am,? ajot???. "Do ?.?it think anv giii ever pro iii leap year, as they s.u.. I. uni.?'-" ho n-kod. ??Not unit-lie is obliged to,"' an iwi i? ?I Um maiden ?Hin: I liadu'l tlnuiiilit of that,"' tie -aid. alter a pau-e. ?lint, i.ri.rgr." she -aid. laying her hand atTeelloiialely ui?m hi- arm ami ??Hiking Into his .'us. ".von. I am ?un. will tu-ver force me to that humiliation." ?-N.? ?i lh.it. is to say of OtWM not. I-" Tin Ico wa- broken, ami three mm Geotste was Joant-s's sjc copied. N< w York Press._ ?in ,l| lulililtar'* Sknp. The Hoot aii'l Shoe Weekly thai I he .-m,ille-l lhO0 store in New Y.'tk i- a little simp at IM Kli/.alirth street H- width by actual measure? ment, II says, Is Juat three foct and three inelies iH-tween walls, which i-ivcs its -oh? occupant, as he sitsw.th hi- back againt-t one sido, bar.lv room to haiulh?. his work and swing his hammer without touchit?-* the ?>?> iKinitc side.