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j 1 I t THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS MIFFLINTOWIN. JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 30 1898 NO. 51 nay ' s g 1 j -saasstssssssW aissaa-sww i 1 I a. F. SOHWEISR, OL LII7 - . iff fitter- Frvprm - 1 .'i By Marion V.Hollis:& CHAPTER III. Selwyn Castle crown the summit of a tall hill, whose sides, covered with trees . and Bowers, slope dojrn to the sea. No ; park surrounds it, but the pleasure grounds are extensile and magnificent. There is, too, a deed clear lake of vast lr.I V. TT.klT" hT is no park, the Thorileigh woods are close and the River Thorie runs at the foot of the hill. On this morning, I fair one in June, the windows of the breakfast room at the Castle were thrown wide open; the wind came in, in great perfumed gusts; the flowers outside seemed as though they bowed their heads in greeting; lilies and roses were at their fairest: the sunbeams swept through the flower shaded windows, and they fell upon a quiet, pretty scene that spoke of home, affluence and ele sanoe. They fell first upon the proud. Imperi ous face of an elderly lady, the mother of the earl, the Honorable Mrs. Gerald Sel wyn, a lady who sits calm and erect. There is not a send in her figure, not a wrii.kle in her calm, patrician face; one can see that she is proud to a fault, scru pulous, ambitious, worldly and fond of life. The sunbeams fall on something else on the proud, high-bred face of a young girl, who is arranging some lilies so as to form a bouquet on a beautiful oval face, with a short upper lip and a fresh, ripe under one, with clear, calm, proud eyes, and straight brows a girl with a long, graceful, white throat and small white bunds, with every mark of race about her a thorough patrician; no smiling, dim pled beauty, full of wild, fresh impulse, such as Violante Temple. A court beau ty, this an aristocrat, with all the haugh ty loveliness and dignity of a queen. And this young lady, who moves with such calm, serene, proud grace, is called Bea trice Leigh. She is the niece of Mrs. Sel wyn, and cousin of Lord Vivian. Next to her own son, Mrs. Selwyn loved Beatrice Leigh better than any one else In the world, and from the first moment the child entered her house, she had one wish, and it was that her prond, beauti ful niece should marry her son. As children, Vivian and Beatrice spent much of their time together. When he finally went to Oxford, and then into the army, they were separated, Vivian re taining for his beautiful little playfellow warrn kindly, brotherly affection. She led by bis mother's continual praises of him, and constant reiteration of her wishes, gradually came to love the brave young captain better than all the world! besides. She looks very fair and serene, as the sunbeams kiss the beautiful face and the white dress; her hair, dark and shining like the wing of a rare bird, is braided round her beautiful head, after the fash ion of a Grecian statue, leaving the two pretty, pearly ears to be seen. "Letters!" cried Beatrice, as the foot man entered. "I wonder if Vivian has written; if he is still lingering at that wonderful place what is it Woodeaves, In Leicestershire? What possible attrac tion can he find there? Ah! this is hia handwriting, I am sure." From a number of envelopes she select ed the one having his writing upon it. Mrs. Selwyn smiled as she did so. "How quickly you have found out, Bea trice!" she cried. "Now, what does he say?" She read the letter hastily. "He is coming to-night," she went on; "and, Beatrice, he Bays he has a surprise for us. What can it be?" "A surprise!" she cried, a sudden gleam -of light making her face still more love ly; "perhaps he has brought you some thing, auntie." But Mrs. Selwyn shook her head. "It do not fancy that is it," she replied. MT fnncv Ttentrirp it in flomethinir nlmiif himself. What has he been staying at I this place for? Listen to what he says: I hope to be with you on Tuesday night prepare yourself, dear mother, for a sur prise that will, I hope, be a pleasant one.' What can this surprise be, Beatrice?" con tinued Mrs. Selwyn; "he has done some thing that he thinks will please me, rely n it." Beatrice had regained all her calm. "We shall know to-night, aunt," she aid quietly; "and the day is too warn for conjectures." CHAPTER IV. The clock on the Castle tower had struck seven, the cook had sent more than one messake to say that dinner was ready, and the Honorable Mrs. Selwyn, who had expected her son at six, began to grow anxious. Suddenly carriage wheels sounded, topped there was a confused noise, the hurrying of servants; then the drawing room door opened, and Vivian entered. He looked very handsome in bis traveling dress. He went np to Mrs. Selwyn and kissed her. "I am late," he said; "but there was a delay in the Thornleigh train. How well you look, mother!" Then he turned to Beatrice, and as he looked at. her he started In surprise. "Beatrice," he said, "it would be an old fashioned compliment to say that every time I see you yon have improved, but it la the truth." Her beautiful eyes grew bright with pleasure. "You shall pay us as many compliments as you like after dinner," interrupted Mrs. Selwyn; "now go to your dressing room you must be famished." No word was said of himself during dinner: but they talked of the young hero, Bertie Temple, and of his early home. "It must have been a comfort to his father to have seen you," said Sirs. Sel. svyn, with the proud, quiet complacency of patronage. "They are people quite in humble circumstances, I suppose?" The young earl's face flushed; a quick word rose to his lips, then he checked himself. What need to feel angry? If they were in humble circumstances, he could soon remedy that. "They are not millionaires, mother." he replied, "nor even what the world calls fich. The father, Mr. Temple, is a gentle man; not only well educated, but a schol ar; he is a lawyer by profession, and lives in a very pretty house called Oakside." "And the sister T' said Mrs. Selwyn, after a few minutes. His dark face flushed. "She is older than I thought to find ner," he replied: "and she has hair just like poor Bertie'." .Beatrice looked op at him .with a quick. then, ana TTviun wus most composedly eating his dinner. But when dinner wa over, and they had returned to the drawing room, be did not seem quite so much at his ease. Bea trice drew an easy chair to the open win- dow- nd 'ked out at the blooming flow- ers. Mrs. Selwyn reclined upon a couch near her, and Vivian sat down upon a little low stool at his mother's feet. She laid her hand caressingly on the dark hair. "And now, Vivian," she said, "what is thh surprise 7" Again his face flushed. "That is the very thing I was waiting to speak of," he replied. "I hope you will be pleased to listen to my story pleased as I am to tell it. "I am in love at last," he continued. "All my life long I have wondered what this strange passion men call love was like. I used to believe It would pass me by, and I should never know, but when ( went down to poor Bertie's home, I met my fate." Not a stir, not a word from Beatrice Leigh. Mrs. Selwyn moved uneasily. "1 hope what you call your fate is wor thy of you," she said. "Remember, you are head of an ancient and glorious ra head of a grand old family that has never known anything save honor. There is no duchess in England who would not proudly give you a daughter." "It is no duchess' daughter that I have learned to love," he replied with a smile. "Oh, mother, you must not be disappoint ed. You must not damp my happiness. I love Violante Temple, and have asked ber to be my wife." "A lawyer's daughter!" cried Mrs. Sel wyn; "a simple country girl I Oh, Vivian, what an end to ail my dreams and plans for your He laughed; bowing his handsome, stately head down to her. 'Now, mother," he cried, "you are to kiss me and wish me joy." "I cannot !" she cried. "I cannot, Viv ian. I am most bitterly disappointed to think, when you might have chosen from ! the fairest and noblest in the land, you have thrown yourself away so cruelly." "Nay," he said, with imperturbable good bumor. "do not say so. Ton cannot judge -you have not seen my love." .1 T , V. n . . I InnmAwa . nil ttlAIW daughters are like, a a rule," she replied; ' ''and Vivian I am in desnair."- Th was an awkward silence which lasted some minutes. 'Is it irrevocable?" asked Mrs. Selwyn. "Have you really pledged your word?" In all honor," he replied. "I have even asked that my marriage may take place in September." Mrs. Selwyn positively groaned. "It is useless for me to interfere," she said. "I cannot forbid it. You are your : sooa wisres, u uMu - mmitu u.r. own master. It would be nonsense for i Another minute and she was m me to say that I shall not allow U: you j e traveling carriage; Oakside had disap will do as you like; but I must express my peared, and Lord V ivian Selwyn had stern dislike and disapproval. It is an al- clasped her to .his heart, saying: i;n n.,it northr f vnn and von "All mine at last! ioiante my wife!" might have aspired no matter how high. Beatrice," be said, "help me to con vince my mother. You are young and tieautiful, and love will come to you some day, as it has come to me. Tell her help me to make ber believe that love is the only thing for which a mau should ever marry. Help her to make her like my love." There was a world of dreary pain in the dark eyes raised to his, a world of anguish and untold love. "I should not know what to ay," she replied in a strange voice unlike her own. And then Lord Vivian Selwyn of Sel wyn Castle stood embarrassed and uncer tain what to do. He had some misgivings ns be journeyed homeward that his moth er would not think he had done anything to add to the family renown. All the La dies Selwyn had been women of high uirth: he was the first to break the rule, . "Well, said Mrs. Selwyn, with a i re signed smile, it is Daa news worse could ,ot have come to me; but if it be irrevoca ble, 1 must make the best of it. I would fur rather you had chosen a wife from j our own class. I regret most deeply tha I hoice you have made, x et 1 promise you, (mviyi; said this, I will say no more. I trill do my best to like your wife, Vivian, and to make her as happy as I can." And with these cold words, the master of Selwyn Castle was forced to be con tent. Long after he slept that night, the two ladies, aunt and niece, sat np talking in low tones of what he bad done, and Mrs. Selwyn concluded with the words: "It will not end happily, I fear!" CHAPTER V. They talk about it now in the pretty, picturesque town of Woodeaves that wonderful wedding, the like of which was never seen there before or since. The wedding of the young earl with Lawyer Temple's daughter. They tell you of the bright morning, the blue sky, that bad uo cloud; the golden sun, that seemed to rain down blessings; of the western wind, that might have blown straight from the spice lands, it was so fragrant; of the birds that sang as though the wedding had jcen in the garden of Paradise; of flow ers that bloomed so fresh and fair, as though in honor of the golden-haired bride herself, the fairest flower of all. Dim eyes are reading my pages now eyes that look back through the long vista of years eyes dimmed and dulled with heavy tears; and they look back through weary years of trouble, of toil, and of wrong upon the wedding day. The day that they believed was to be the last or sorrow, the first opening into a golden life of hope and promise. There were grand attends of the young carl, officers In glittering uuiforms. lords whose iit'liies filled l!ie. simple country 1 io;i!e with awe. The bridegroom's niotb t was not there: sl:e. it was rumored, was husi!y euirrged in superintending the ..ei!ding feles given ct t!.e Castle. There mis a whole string of briile.:iiaids. the . rettiest gfiis iu tae county, who were roud of the honor of attending one who vps so scon to be Lady Selwyu. The old parish church, with its tall spire and gray wails, looked its best; it was till ed with a brilliant crowd. Little chil dren flung flowers under the feet of the bride, flowers whose thorns pricked her sorely in the sad after days; and then, as she stood in the center of that magnifi cent group, while the words of the mar riage service were read over her, every one saw from the eastern window a gold en sunbeam streaming in and forming a halo round ber fair young head. Some smiled thjiy saw It, but It People , looked at each other and said: Happy the bride the son shines on. While, as they went into the vestry to , Sign VII. PWH, WBmcu W wife: Even the sunbeam kissed yon, my darling, and no wonder." Horace Temple was like a man in a dream; he had been in a dream ever since the night Lord Vivian Selwyn asked him for his daughter, and be could not re cover from it. and now the grand climax had arrived; his little Violante, his fair raced, sunny-haired child, whose laugh and song were both wild aa a bird, was married; married to a rich and handsome young nobleman whom any lady in the land might have been prond to have called her husband. He was so bewildered that he did not even recognise his own house. Lord Vivian had done as he liked even with that. "Take no heed, give yourself no trouble about the wedding breakfast," be said. "The easiest and simplest plan will be for me to send to Ounter; he will supply everything needful." So Horace Temple, on this his daugh ter's wedding day, sat at the bead of his jwn tible'Ji tfcjle laden with delicacies, with ripe fruits from every clime under the sun, with rare wines, the names of which had never penetrated Woodeaves a table whereon silver shone, and richly cut glass sparkled, and he said to him self it must be a dream. When she remembered it in after years it was to Violante a dream of sunshine, and song, and fragrance; of love, that Bhe thought almost divine in its tenderness; a dream whereon brilliant figures and strange faces were all confused; cnly her father's face, shining out from the group with the wondering, anxious expression she remembered so well, and the hand some face of her husband shining down on hers. The speeches were ended. The sun was full in the sky when the traveling car riage that was to take the bride and bride groom away drove np to the door. Most of the guests were going by train a few minutes afterward. There was no mother to clasp her lov ing arms around the young girl just cross ing the threshold of another life; no sister to kiss the fast-paling face and whisper golden prophecies. But when his daugh ter had changed her dress and stood in her room, looking round for the last time, Horace Temple asked if he might come in. "Vivian is very good," said Mr. Temple, "and he loves you so much, my darling. I bnve no fear. Yon will be very happy." But she clung to him with weeping eyes. 'If you are not," he continued, gravely, "always remember, Violante, while I live there Is a home and the dearest of wel comes for you here; always remember you come back to me whenever you will; and if this gay, new, bright world frown upon you, you have a home here." But she shook her bead gravely. "Yon are all that Is kind, papa," she aid; "but there is no going back; what is done is done forever; there la no going back. I shall be happy, I am ure; but i who could say fare well to such a pleasant. bappr,unalny unr-j-mtue Has -bee without tears 7" She kissed him, leaving her warm tears wet upon his face, and then passed out ! f the pretty, white, fragrant room, where . "iw hood had been spent. The dream of her wedding day finished by a crowd of smiling faces, a chorus of To the Scotch iakes they went. And amid such glorious loveliness of seiand sky as Violante had never even"areaTnea of she finished the lesson of love she had begun to learn at Wooaeaves. . There, alone in the sweetest solitude under heaven, Lord Vivian grew almost to worship bis beautiful young wife. He could see no fault, no shadow of imper fection in ber. There were no envious eyes near to note when she did not feel quite at her ease, and be thought ber shy, blushing, timid mannr more winning, more charming than anything he had ever seen. When the chill days of November came find they went home to Selwyn Castle, Lord Vivian was more deeply in love than ever with his fair young Violante. (To be continued.) Correct Enoneh. "Now, boys, I have a few questions In fractions to ask," said the teacher; "suppose I have a piece of beefsteak and cut It into sixteen pieces, what would those pieces be called?" "Sixteenths," answered one boy, af ter meditating a moment. "Very good. And when the sixteenth were cut in half, what would they be?" There was silence in the class; but pres ently a little boy at the foot put up his band. "Do yon know, Johnny?" "Hash!" answered Johnny, confident ly. Current Literature. Farming Under IHfficnltiea. "How did yon like farming In Ver mont?" was asked of the Michigan aian who went there because told that the bulk of the wealth Is In the East. "O, I guess it would a been all right nly fur one thing." ""What was that?" "I'll be doggone ef I'll work ground no hard and rocky that yon have ter plant wheat with a shotgun." The names of the 105 battles are em blazoned on the banners of the vari ous regiments which form the British army. But many actions of great im portance are not so commemorated. Last ".r the United Pcm.s ex ported 360 locomotives, valued at about $3,000,000. sewing machines to the value of $2,500,000. and typewriters worth l.;00.0l'0. Waltham has joined several other Massachusetts cities in adopting a curfew ordinance. .About 5000 words in the English language have no rhyme to them. These include such Important words as honor, virtue, gulf, month and echo. And now the impetuous young German Emperor has become a fire man. At last he has a wide open op portunity to extinguish himself. By mixing a harmless powder.sub nitrate of bismuth, with the food the movements of the stomach can be seen by means of the Roentgen rays. The California woodpecker will carry an acorn thirty miles to store It in its nest. The United States contains 35,47 drug- stores. Dewey was satisfied to only take up both ends of the Manila episode. The SDaniards ous-ht to cnneratnlntA themselves that he did not conclude game. The tongue of a full grown whale measures 20 feet In length. brought tears into other eyes. DIVER'S DRESS. Welg-lia Nearly Two Hundred Pontic's and la Very Complicated. livers in St. Nicholas. It Is written by James Cassidy, who says: The dress cl a fully equipped diver weighs in round numbers, one hundred and seventy pounds. Taking off his e very-day garb, the diver pulls on his thick undercloth ing a white knitted sweater and trou sers and a pair of ribbed stockings, also white. Should he Intend to work In unusually deep water, he puts on two, sometimes three, sets of under clothing, to relieve the pressure of the water. The woolen clothing donned, the next garment Is the diving-dress, measur ing, for a man of average height, five feet five inches from the collar to the sole of the foot This dress is made of solid sheet India-rubber, covered on both sides with tanned twill. It has a double collar, the Inner one to pull us round the neck, and the outer one, of red India-rubber, to go over the breast plate aud form a water-tight joint. The puffs also are of red india-rubber, and fit tightly round the wrists, making, when secured by the vulcanized india rubber rings water-tight joints, at the same time leaving the diver's handj free. In the outer collar twelve boles are bored for securing the breastplate. This Is made of tinned copper. The outer edge is of brass, and has twelve screws firmly fitted to it at intervals, aud projecting upward. These projec tions pass through the corresponding holes In the outer collar of the dress. Tbe band of the breastplate Is in four sections, and the holes In the sections pass over tbe projecting screws, and are secured In place by wing-uuts or thumb-screws. A little careful consid eration will make It clear that tbe dress Is held In position by its rubber collar, with the aid of the breastplate flange and wing-nuts. The upper edge of tbe breastplate Is fitted with a neck ring and a segemental screw. The use of this wo shall presently explain. The boots are of stout leather, with leaden soles, and are secured over the instep by buckles aud straps. Tbe pair weighs thirty-two pounds four pounds over tbe quarter of a hundredweight. The lead soles are firmly attached by copper rivets. The tongues of the boots are very wide. Boots Intended for rough work are fitted with metal toe caps. Thus far underclothing, dress, breastplate, and boots Is our diver ar rayed. He has now to be weighted. Lead weights of forty pounds each, shield or heart shaped, are suspended back and front by means of gun-metal clips, and studs or tabs, and lashings. He bas now only to put on his helmet and to affix tbe air-pipe. The helmet, like the breastplate. Is of tinned copper, and la Sited -with a segment bayuuet-screw at the neck, corresponding to that mentioned as be longing to the breastplate. The eighth of a turn, and the helmet Is firmly se cured, being both air and water tight. It has three strong plate-glasses in brass frames, protected by guards, two oval at the sides, and a round one In front. The front can be unscrewed to enable the diver to give orders with out removing any other portion of the dress. An outlet-valve Is provided at tbe side or back of tbe helmet, which the diver can close should be wish to rise to the surface. This valve allows tbe breathed air to escape, yet pre--ents the entrance of water. At the side of the front glass I a me chanical arrangement for getting rid of the excess of air, and It also assists, when the back outlet-valve Is closed. In regulating the expansion of the dress In rising to the surface. There Is also tan inlet-valve, and this 1 constructed so as to allow the air to enter, but not to escape In case of a break In the air pipe. The alr-plpe 1 made In length of from forty-five to lxty feet, fitted together by means of gun-metal Joints. Securely connected with the helmet by mean of the Inlet-valve and an elbow tube, the other end of the alr-plpe is fitted on to the nozzle of the air-dellver-ing diving-pump. His leather belt Is buckled on; his knife, well sharpened, and of good, strong steel, covered with a metal case to keep it dry and Intact, I slung upon It; and after taking a drink, or a little light refreshment, the word is given, "All right," the face-glass screwed on, j and receiving a tap on the helmet a a signal to descend, down he goes by rope or ladder, either of which must be ' weighted at the bottom. Permanent Magnets. Another opportunity for Inventive genius to display Itself Is presented by tbe Society for the Encouragement of National Industry, Paris, In Its offer of ' various prizes to be awarded .during the coming year. Among these Is a prize of 3,000 francs In connection with the manufacture of permanent mag nets; research In this case may be di rected to tbe composition of the steel for the magnets and such mnterials other than iron which may enter into it. or to the degrees of temperature for tbe liquids used In tempering; also the ' processes of annealing and other neces sary accessory operations which are likely to obtain this result. Another prize likely to call forth considerable effort is for an incandescent electric light, one not to exceed a maximum of two candle power decimal system. Two thousand francs are also offered for any set of electrical appliances or tool suited to domestic life and to small trade. New York Sun. NoeeHesa Trajretfy. Some of the Royalists who were forced to endure tbe English common wealth seemed to console themselves for the dullness of life under a Puritan government by fighting as many duels as they could compass, so that Ignoble squabbles and foolish plots make up the history of their days. "Tom" Porter was of a family which aad zealously served the king; under tbe new government his occupation was gone, and be descended to a trivi ality of life which finally Involved him In a meet pathetic event This was a auel which be fought with his friend. Sir Hentf Bellas!, and which, says , Pepya In hi "TjiAfT," ! worth remenj be ring for "the sUlines of the quarrel a kind ef emblem of the gen- ml mmtmaem ef bat wkoie king- j But silly as tbe quarrel undoubtedly was. It carried in it an element of heart-break. The two young men Involved were In timate friends and companions, but one day, "being merry In company," Tom Porter said he should like to see the man In England who would dare give him a blow. With that Sir Henry Bella sis struck him a box on the ear. The Inevitable duel followed, wherein each was wounded. Sir Heiiry proved to be seriously hurt, so he called Porter kissed him, and bade him fly. "For," said he, "Tom, thon hast hurt me. But I will make shift to stand upon my legs till thon mayst with draw, for I would not have thee trou bled for what thou hast done." Porter profited by his friend's gener osity, and escaped to France.- Sir Hen ry died a few days later, and Pepya concludes: "It Is pretty to see bow the world do talk of them aa a couple of fools that killed one another out of love." It Is a strange fact that injuries to tht i". gue, whether of man or animal, heal more quickly than those of any other part of the system. The population of the earth at tbe t'.me of the Emperor Augustus Is esti mated at 54.000.000. It Is now est!- 1 mated to be about 1.400.000,000. The greatest depth In the Atlantic I Ocean has been found some 100 miles ' to the northward of tbe Island of St. ; Thomas, soundings of 8,875 fathom having been obtained. The Limited Express service between New Xork aud Chicago is said to be seriously affected by the telephone. Business men who would otherwise go to Chicago for personal consultation cau afford to utilize tbe long-distance telephone Instead, and thus avoid the expenditure of time and In many cases can save largely on the expense. In spite of the apparently high rales for long-distance service. Visitors to Niagara remember the small cascades of water falling over the edge of the cliffs just below the Clifton bridge. The waste of power thus represented has been stopped. The water Is now received In a great pipe, or "penstock," and Is used to drive water wheels under Its 210 feet head. Formerly It drove only wheels at tbe top of the cliff. An Interesting feature of the Installation Is the use of large :ze aluminum Ainawtajr. fey the elecr trie pwer dlstrlwutfon. It Is a fsflec tion on modern engineering that this source of power was for so many year neglected. A Dutch Investigator, Beyerinck, hat lately made a special study of the little organism called photo-bacteria, to which. In a large degree, the phosphor escence of the ocean Is due. He bas been unable to discover that the lumin osity of these singular creatures play any important part in their vitality. It appears to depend chiefly upon the food that they are able to obtain. When they have plenty of carbon they shine brilliantly, and the ocean surface glows with their mysterious light When fed with sugar or glycerine, their phosphor escent power Is Increased. A rainfaU of 81.76 Inches In 24 hours Is reported to have occurred last December at NedunkenL in tbe northern province of Ceylon, where the total fall for 1897 was 121.85 Inches, although tbe average yearly rain Is but 54.70. Other great rainfalls on record are 31.17 Inches In 22 hours at Joyense, France; 80 Inches in 26 hours at Genoa; 33 inches In 26 hours at Gibraltar; 24 Inches In one night near Bombay; and 30 Inches on each of five successive days on the Khasla Hills. India. The greatest annual fall 1 600 Inches, the record for the Khasia Hills. In a recent number of Power, a sin gular calculation 1 presented by J. A. ltenla. It would require, according to Mr. Rente's figures, the power of a ten thousand-horse power engine about 70, 01 0,000,000 years to lift the earth one foot In height, and to do this work, al lowing thirteen pounds of water per horse power per hour, would require tome 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water, or more than would be dis charged at the month of the Mississippi In 60,000 years. This would be enough, ths writer estimates, to cover the entire surface of the earth to a depth of about 300 feet, to convert which Into steam, using good boilers, would require som 4,000,000,000,000,000 tons of coal. Rise and Fall. Miss Sheaf e Oh! just look at thai wheat rising and falling in the breeze Hew beautiful It la. Mr.' Oltyman Ah! but yon ought to see It rising and falling in the Corr exchange. London Tit-BHs. Honest with Hlaa. Young man Do you think your laughter would make me a good wife tlr? Old. gentleman A first-rate one. young man, but you couldn't stand me Long- Strtnz Beaaa. Some of the string beans which grow .n Pern are as long as a man' arm- Graveyard Latin. Ignorance Is never shown more ef fectively than In an attempt to con ceal It. A countryman wandering about a cemetery, says Harper's Bazar, came upon a stone which bore the In scription, "Sic transit gloria mundi." "What does that mean?" he asked the sexton, who was at W6tk near by. The sexton, not wishing to confess Ignor ance, replied: "Well, It means, that be was sick transiently, and went to gloi? Monday morning." Candor. "What Is your opinion of the popular songs of the present r!me?" asked thr young woman. "Oh," replied Willie Wlshlngton, "I guess I'm like most people on that point, I enjoy 'em, but I don't like to own up te tbe fact in tbe presence of my mutnesi blende." Washing A BATTLS ROYAL. Donbly Fatal Duel Between an Ante lope and a Lion. Mid-Africa and east Africa, climate excepted, are still the sportsman's par adlse. In Somallland and Germ m East Africa are found the largest herds of wild antelope. And here occurred tbe thrilling fight between an oryx and a lion which a returned traveler thus de scribes: "The oryx spietzbock the boers call him Is a graceful antelope with ex. tremely long, slender, sharp horns. He Is not much afraid of any of his fores neighbors, for six reasons. Four of these are bis legs; two are his horns. "African hunters have often si en an telopes grazing In full sight of a Hon aud making no effort to get away, knowing that their flight would be swifter than the lion's charge. Unless FATAL, TO BOTH. the lion can catch an antelope at the outset he must seek another dinner. It Is a contest of quickness rather than strength. "I once by rare chance saw a lion In the very act of leaping upon a superb male oryx. The animal was grazing quietly near the edge of the veldt aud the Hon had crept up unseen. "In the very moment that the lion sprang the oryx saw him. It was to.) late to run. But, like a flash, the oryx turned his nose to the ground and threw his mighty horns forward. "The lion fell fairly upon their sharp and slender tips. In a moment the slender body of the oryx was crushed to tbe ground, but the lion fell with him, the horns of the plucky animal driven clean through the brute's body as you might skewer a bit of meat. "They died together. When I ran up I found the lion bleeding to death, the oryx dead his neck broken by the fall. I have bis head mounted, the horn still reddened from their passage through tbe huge body of tbe murder ous cat.-. . I have never seen a beast die GEri. SHAFTER S DAUGHTER. Hia Only Child la tbe Wife of a Gal lant Boldier. It is generally known that when Geu Shatter went to Cuba he carried with him the burden of a great personal grief. But a few months before, death had robbed him of bis life's companion. Mrs. Shafter was a woman of charm ing manner and was one of the most popular women in army circles. Her daughter closely resembles her. This daughter, Mrs. W. IL McKit trick. Is the only child of Gen. Shafter. MRS. SHAFTER. MBS. M'KITTRICB In ber girlhood pretty May Shafter was a society favorite. She met a gallant soldier and ere long ber place at the family fireside was vacant. It Is sev eral years ago that she married MaJ. W. H. McKlttrlck and they have since lived on a ranch a few miles from San Francisco, not far from her parents. The loss of her mother was a great blow to Mrs, McKlttrlck. Then came the war and father and husband both inarched away. The husband went out a captain and returned a major. It was he who raised the flag over Santiago qfter the surrender. Importing Nutaanoea. Australia Is overrun with rabbits, the descendants of half a dozen Imported from England some years ago. They have become so numerous! that the agri cultural Interests of the country are se riously threatened. Devices of all sorts have been employed In the effort to get rid of them, bnt thus far wifSout avail. Disease germs have been scattered among them, but this Is dangerous, as the rabbits die. and domestic animals may devoor them. It Is a matter of common remark that the English spar row has become a nuisance. Brought here originally to destroy caterpillars, tt Is more annoying and destructive than the Insects It was supposed to prey upon. The danger of Importing crea ture of this sort Is nowhere more aptly shown than In tbe efforts now being made In Massachusetts to exterminate the gypsy moth. This insect was brought to this country by an entomol ogist. By some accident a number of them escaped, and within the past four years half a million dollars have been expended in trying to get rid of them. It In thought that some millions may be required before tbe gypsy moth la en tirely destroyed, tf this can be done at all, which very many persons are strongly Incllnded to doubt Some years ago a hyacinth, brought from some foreign country, took root m Florida and spread to several of the rivers, which have become so choked by tbe growth of tt that navigation la difficult, and considerable sums of money are re quired to keep the cbaaoel open. AH of which frrmWhn an excellent reason for the greatest can la bringing foreign plants and n,mmtir Into new locatttlea. No Sealer Way. "Papa," said Sam- mj Snaggs, aa be paused, pencil In ' hand, "how can yon make a Greek cross?" "Mention. the concert of Eu- ' rope to him," replied Mr. Snaggs- ' Htsnburg OhroiUcta-Telecraph. i ' ssaSBSBassn--i--aMn.-.-Mn,M, . m - SERMONS OF THE DAY 6u!t: "DlTlne Direction" Aclvlca Atuierl t Cheer Thon Who Feel They Have So Rinal Minion In the World Follow God's Guidance. Txt: "To this end was I born." John XTill., 87. After Pilate had suicided, tradition says that his body was thrown Into tbe Tiber, and snail storms ensued on and about that river that bis body was taken oat and thrown Into tbe Rhone, and similar dis turbances swept that river and its banks. Then the body was taken ont and moved to Lausanne, aud pat In a deeper pool, wbich Immediately became tbe centre of similar atmospheric and aqueons disturbances. Though these are fanciful and false traditions, they show the execration with which the world looked upon Pilate. It was before this man when he was in full life and power that Christ was arraigned as in a court of oyer and terminer. Pilate said to his prisoner, "Art tliou a king, then?" and Jesus answered, "To this end I was born." Sure enough, although all earth and hell arose to knep Him down. He is to-day empalaeed, enthroned and eoroneted King of earth and King of heaven That is what Be came for, and that Is what He accomplished. By tbe time a child reaches ten years of age the parents begin to discover that child's destiny, but by the time he or she reaches fifteen years of age the question Is on the child's Hps: "What shall I do? What am I going to be? What was I made for?" It is sensible and righteous ques tion, and the youth ought to keep asking it until it Is so fully answered that the young man, or yonng woman, can say with as much truth as its author, though on a less expansive scale, "To this end was I born." There is too much divine skill shown in the physical, mental and moral sonstltu tion of the ordinary hnman belli of to sup pose that be was constructed without any divine purpose. If you take me ont of some vast plain and show ids a plitarHd temple snrmounted by a dome like Ht. Peter's, and having a floor of precious stones and arches that must nave taken the brain of the greatest draftsman to design and walls scrolled and niched and paneled and wainscoted and painted, and I should ask yon wnat this buiidiDg was put up for, and you answered, "tor nothing at all," bow coolJ I beliovd you? An l It Is impos sible for me to believe tliat any ordinary buman being who has in his muscular, nervous and ceravril organization more wonders than ClirUtopber Wren lifted in St. Paul's, or Pbl lias orer chiseled on the WnTnSc S as much a ruin as thu 1'artneuou tliut such a being was cons rueted for no other purpose aud to execute no mission and without any divine intention tow-r-l some end. Tlie object of tbls sermon Is to help you find out what you are made for and help yon find your sphere and assist you into that condition where you can say with certainty and emphasis and enthusiasm and triumph, "To this end was 1 bora." First, I discharge you from all responsi bility for most of your environments. You are not responsible for your parentage or are noi responsium lor your parentage or ,one You oan see the ploture in its Im ?n, ;e.-a.h",e '2" 1 er'et state and get sooTe Idea of whaHt for any of the cranks that may have lived in your ancestral line and who, 100 years before vou wore born, may have lived a k. . ..... .u. u.u , yon I. .Sf --! fact that your temperament is sanguine or nervorurthe7aTryou respoaTble for.; the place of your n.tivljy.. whether among ! the granite hills of Not England or tbe cotton plantations of Louisiana or on tbe banks of the Clyde or tbe Dnelper or tbe Shannon or the Seine. Neither are you responsible for tbe religion taught in your father's house, or the irrellgtou. Do not bother yourself about what you can not htlp or about circumstances that you did not decree. Take things as they are and decide the question so that you shall be able safely to say, "To this end was I born." How will you decide It? By direct application to the only Beng In tbe universe who is com petent to tell you the Lord Almighty. Do you know the reason wby He is the only Dne who can tell? Because He can see everything between your cradle and your grave, though the grave be eighty years off, and besides that He is the only Being who can see what has been happening in thu last 500 years in your ancestral line, and for thousands of years clear back to Adam, and there is not one person in all that ances tral Hue of 6000 years but bas somehow uf fected your character, and even-old Adam himself will sometimes turn up in your dis-i position. The only Being who can take! all things that pertain to you into consld-l eration is God, and Ho is the one you can ask. Life is so short we havo no time to experiment with occupations and profes sions. The reason we have so many dend failures is that parents decided for chil dren what tbey shall do, or children them selves, wrought on by some whim or fancy, decide for themselves, without any lm ploritlon of divine guidance. So we have now in pulpits men making sermons who; ought to be in blacksmith shops making plowshares, and we have in the law those; who instead of ruining the cases of their; clients ought to be pounding shoe lasts,1 and doctors who are the worst hindrances; to their patients' oonvalesoence, and ar- tlsts trying to paint landscapes who ought! to be whitewashing board fences, while! tbere are others making brloks who ought to be remodeling constitutions or shoving! planes who ought to be transforming lltera-j tures. Ask Ood about what worldly busl- ness you shall undertake until you are so positive yon can in earnestuess smite your hand on your plow handle, or your car penter's bench, or your Blackstone's '-Commentaries," or your medical dictionary, or) yonr Dr. Dick's "Didactic Theology," say-) Ing, "For this end was I born." There are children who early develop natural astnl ties for certain styles of work. When the father of tbe astronomer Forbes was going; to London be asked his children what present he should bring each one of tbe-n. Tbe boy who was to bo an astronomer cried out, "Bilng me a telescope!" And tbero are children whom you find all by themselves drawing on their slates, or on paper, ships, or houses, or birds, and you know they are to be draftsmen or archi tects of some kind. And you find others ciphering out difficult problems with rare Interest and success, and you know tbey are to be mathematicians. And others, making wheels and strange contrivances, and you know they are going to be mach inists. And others are found experiment ing with hoe and plow and sickle, and yon know they will be farmers. And others : are always swapping jackknires or balls or bats, and making something by the bar- gain, and tbey aru going to be merchants. ; When Abbe de Ranee had so advanced in 1 studying Greek that be could translate Anacreon at twelve years ol age there was , no doubt left tnat be was Intended for a , scholar. Bnt iu almost every lad there," comes a time when n he does not know what he was made tor, and his p. -ents do not know, and It Is a crisis that C I only can decide. Then there are those born for some es "-lal work, and their fitness does not nvelop nntil quite late. When Philip Doddridge, whose sermons and books have harvested uncounted souls for glory, began to study for the min istry, Dr. Culamy, one of the wisest and best men, advised him to turn his thoughts to some other work. Jsaao Bar row, the eminent clergyman and Christian scientist bis books standard now, though he has been dead over 200 years was the disbeartenment of his father, who used tc say that If it pleased God totake any of bit children away he hoped It might be his soc Isaac. Ho soma or those- who have been characterized for stupidity in boyhood ox girlhood have turned out the mightiest benefactors or benefactresses of the human race. These things being so am I not right in saying that in many cases God only knows what Is the most appropriate thing for you to do, and He is the one to ask? And let all parents and ail schools and ail universities and all colleges recognize this, and a large number of those who spent their best years in stumbling about busi nesses and occupations, now trying this and now trying that, and failing in all, would p able to go ahead with a definite, d elded and tremendous purpose, saying. To this end was I born." But my subjeot now mounts Into the momentous. Let me say that you are made for nsefuiaess and heaven. I judge this from the w.iy you nr built. You go into a shop where tbere is only one wheel turning and that by a work man's foot on a treadle, and you say to yourself, "Here is something good .being done, yet on a small scale," but if you go Into a factory covering many acres and you find thousands of bands pulling on thou sands of wheels and shuttles flying and tbe whole scene bewildering with aotivi tles, driven by water or steam or electrlo power, you conclude that the factory was put up to do great work and on a vast scale. Now, I look at you, and if I should And that you bad only one faculty of body, only one muscle, only one nerve, If you could see but not henr or could bear and not see, If yon had tbe ubc of only one foot or one hand, and, as to your higher nature, if you had only one mntal fuculty and you had memory but no judg-noi.t or judgment but no will, and if you had a soul with only one capacity, I would say not much ht axoeoted of you. Bat stand up, y man, and let me look you squarely In the faoel lives capable of seeing everything. Ears capable of hearing everything. Hands capaule or grasping everything. Minds with more wheels tlian any fac tory ever turned, more power than any Corliss engine ever moved. A soul that will ontltve all the universe except heaven, and would outlive all heaven it tbe life of tbe other Immortals were a moment short of the eternal. Now, what has the world a right to expeot of you? What has Ood a right to demand of you? iod is the great est of economists In the universe, and Ha makes nothing uselessly, and for what par pose did He bu ild your usdy, mind and soul as they are built? There are only two be ings in the universe who can r newer that question. The angels do not know. Tbe Schools do not know. Your kindred cannot certainly know. Ood knows, and you ou?ht to know. A factory running at aa expense of $500,000 a year and turning out goods worth Beventy cents a yeur would not be luoh an Incongruity as you. O man, with moh seml-inilnite equipment doing noth ing, or next to nothing, in the way of uss lalnassl "What shall I do?" you usk. My brethren, my sisters, do not ask me. Ask Sod. There's some path of Christian use fulness open. It may be a rough path or t may be a smooth path, a long path or a ibort path. It may be on a mount of ood picuity or in a valloy nnobserred, but it is i path on wblob you can start with such faith and such satisfaction and such cer tainty that you can ery out in the face of sarth and hell and heaven, "To this end I as born. You have examined the family Bible and ixplored the family records, and you may jave seen daguerreotypes of some of the tindred of previous generations, you have I IftfflPSiH? M,a n boyhood or girlhood, and what you were :en years later, and It It very Interesting to my one to be able to look back upon pic tures of what he was ten or twenty or thirty years ago. But have you ever bad a lctare taken of what you may be and vhat you will be If you seek after'God and eel the spirit's regenerating power? Where ihall I plant the camera to take the pic ture? I plant it on this platform. I direct t toward you. Hit still or stand still while : take thw picture. It shall be an Instan taneous picture. Tbere! I have It. It Is vlll be when thoroughly developed. There s your resurrected body, so brilliant that ne noonday sua is a patch of midnight j tompapsa with it. There is voursoul. so ure that all the forces of diaboitam could 1 lfh . " fi IJUShvJiSlV ft" .fc" ., "hZ " vould not weary you, and a world on eaoh ihcuider would not crush you. An eye hat shall never shed a tear. An energy ! bat shall never feel a fatigue. A brow .bat shall never throb with pain. You are fonng again, though yon died of decrepi tude. Vou are well again, though you soughed or shivered yourself into thit tomb, four everyday associates are the apostles tnd prophets and martyrs, and the most xnited souls, masculine and feminine, of til the centuries. The archangel to you no embarrassment. GodHitnself your present ind everlasting joy. That Is an instan taneous picture of what you may.be and vbat I am sure some of you wlil be. If you roallze that it Is an Imperfect pic ture my apology is what tbe apostle John tald, "It doth not yet appear what we hall be." "To this end was I bo'n." if I did not tblnk so I would be over whelmed with melancholy. The world loes very well for a little while, eighty )r 100 or 150 years, and I think that auman longevity may yet be improved ip to that prolongation, for now there mho little room between our cradle and ur grave we cannot accomplish much; 3ut who would want to dwell In this world for all eternity? Some think this )artb will finally be turned Into a heaven. Perhaps it may, but it would have to jndergo radical repairs and thorough eliminations and evolutions and revolu tions and transformations lnOnite to Bake it dcsiruble for eternal residence. s.11 tbe east winds would have to become west winds, and all tbe winters chnnged to ipringtides, and all the volcanoes extin guished, and the oceans chained to their Deds, and the epidemics forbidden entrance, tnd the world so fixed up that I think It would take more to repair tills old world than to make an entirely new one. In tbe seventeenth century all Europe was threatened with a wave of Asiatic bar oarism and Vienna was especially be sieged. The king and his court had fled and nothing could save the city from be ing overwhelmed unless the king of Po land, John Sobleskl, to wbom they had sunt for help, should with his army come down for the relief, and from every roof and tower tbe Inhabitants of Vienna watcbed and waited and hoped until on tbe morning of September 11 the rising sun threw an unusual and unparalleled brilliancy. It was the reflection of the Bun ou the swor.is and shields aud helmets of John Hobieskl and his army coming down over tbe hills to tbe rescue, and that day not only Vienna, but Europe, was savsd. And see yoa not, O ye souls be sieged with slu and sorrow, that light breaks In, the swords and the shields and tbe helmets of divine rescue bathed in the rising sun of heavenly dellveranoe? Let everything else go rather than let heaven go. Wbnt a strange thing it 'must be to feel oneself born to aa earthly crown, but you have been born for a throne on which you may reign after tbe last monarch of all the earth shall have gone to dust. I invite you to start now for your own coronation, to come in and take tho title deeils to your everlasting Inheritance. Through an Im passioned prayer, take heaven and all of tta raptures. What a poor farthing Is all that this world can offer you compared with par Ion here and life immortal beyonj the stars enough nnd beautiful enough and d n foralltherauso .,,,, Wller. .. . , h. h.r nr h 1 ,kla . . I 1 n . I. ... . I . . . . ..,.- . ' . . , ' ' ,.,. ' or far away, In this or some otn-r con stellation, hail, home of light, and love and blessedness! Through the ntonh g mercy of Christ, may we all get tberel A canal connecting the Mediterra nean v.ith the lied sea existed a' early us 600 years before the Christ. an era. Its length is nim-t v-t vn miles. A F-rencn doctor he.s invented an electric helmet, inside of which is a fninll motor that vibrates strips of steel, the motor making 600 turns per minute. This whizzing is suppose 1 to cure nervous heada and put the sufferer to sleep. "The only thing we can do now.V fays Dupuy de Lome, speaking for Spain, "is to repent and reform." Such things era quite poGsible. even to Spain, when she can't do anything else. In 18D7 South Africa imported $!. 437,534 worth of bicycles. In the civi lization process the wheel sems to lake precedence of the rall- japan had a colder spring than at any time In eighty years. In the middle of. May there was snow at Kikko and .iir Toklo. ii i