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, I, - mi mi B. F. SCHWEIER, if!'; i 3 1 ! THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS. Editor and Proprietor. VOL. L.TII. MIPFL.INTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1899. NO. 34. caret. i rt CHAPTER XXII. Delia makes her first entry Into tht, cot ta .'! which have been allotted to hei run1 with some degree of eclat. It Is not every k'!y who can get on with the poor. It roi" "i'S more than a desire to do them ITmI t. he able to effect, it. Delia po nes the essentials of a very sweet voiet ami affable manner that makes her ap pear o.-n more interested than she it when !ir.cussing matters that do not con cern herself. She will not. carry tract! ii'T ltiMes nor any of the formola of pea isli vi:t:njr in her hand. But she tokei one "r two illustrated papers from Bin Ilei'h. ibah's drawer, and a few roses oul fif the .-ttnge garden. She will not entei the h"i:.- without knocking, bat standi on I'm- threshold until she has received permission to enter. Tin- old people and the children star at her at first with the uncouth breeding of the lower orders, but althongh she ii s.i un.i.il to their society, she makei tliem feel at home with her at once. Hei set ret is a simple one. She treats then: as th.iit.'h they belonged to her own rani of life, and takes no liberty with then that she would be ashamed to do witl tallies and gentlemen. S.i that even on that first day she re reives many a cordial invitation to return ...iii, ami has engaged herself to read thi nett. mice a week, to such of her friendi a-; may Ik- active enough to assemble ii one place to listen to it. Mr. I.e Mesurier laughs loudly whet he report her early efforts to establist a club in Cloverfield, and how it has set her thinking that if he can proenre her i vaeant room for the purpose, she migh'. a.M to the pleasure by giving the old peo ple tea or coffee, and permitting them tt ineke w hile she reads to them. 'We shall have you setting up a 'free nn.l easy' next, Mrs. Manner, and pre s;.'.:ni; at the piano and the bar yourself What a dreadful mistake I have made by seitinir you, with all these loose conti nent :il notions in your bead, to run riol ttin.iiiu my innocent parishioners! Ilavt y.ni I eon able to make anything out of old Slmtlier?" "Not yet. He would not even look a. nie, far less sieak. But I hope that may n.t lust. Is he as surly with yon?" "Far worse! He has taken a hatred . or fear, of me I cannot tell why whlc has prevented my visiting him for a lon time. I am afraid he is not ft very amia . tile obi ierson. I wish he had never conn bcYo." . . "He is not a native of Cloverfield then?" " h, no. He Is ft Scotchman, the fathe. of Mrs. Kennett, who died many yean a -"i. I lis daughter undertook the charge of him when he became a widower. I ciiiisi.l.-r the old man to be quite mad, ami mlvised Kennett to place him in the county asylum; but it seems that he prom is. .1 liis wife upon her death-bed not t d.i s.i. So he will be saddled with his snp-I-'i-t as long as he lives, which must tx v.-ry in. .hi venieut, as he requires constant war. hing. "His granddaughter, Tatsy Kennett complaint d bitterly to me the other day of th- i i.nfinenient it entailed on her." T".ir I'iitsy! Yest she is a fine girl," replies Mr. I.c Mesurier, with a slight in crease of color. "SI, appear devoted to you." "It is all fancy, I assure yon. She sub . T.-l terribly from neuralgia ft short tim iliiii', ami I was foolish enough to try It nie-iii. rism would relieve her. The at tempt was successful, but the natives dc not understand the meaning nor the effect of siirh a cure, and I bad great reason te regret having used it." "In what way?" "It attracted my patient too much to ward mo, and my motives and action were altogether misinterpreted. That ii one r. is..n that I seldom cross Kennett' thre-li.il.l now unless I am obliged to d o." "Vnu are a practiced mesmerist, thenr "Yes. yes. But pray don't speak of it The subject is an unpleasant one to me, and I would rather not discuss it. Shall rou see old Strother to-day?" "I think I shall not find my way up to Kenuett's farm nntil Monday." "Monday will be the day of the schoo, feast, when I had hoped to have had youi assist:. n.-e in the field." "If j mi will excuse me I would rathe, not le present. Mrs. Bond intends to b there, I know, with a sackful of toys and S'igar plums; but I cannot play at chil dren's games, and shall be more usefully employ. ,1 elsewhere." In the matter of the school feast, she U determined not to be associated with him. bc.auso the affair itself is so thoroughly silt of hor line thnt her friends will ol necessity think she has taken part fai it ith the simple intention of pleasing him. So she remains firm in her refusal; and n Monday afternoon, when the tent if pitched, and the flags are flying, and tht village band is making most discordanl music- in the vicar's field, and the schoo. children, with their tin mugs hung round their reeks, are marching two-and-two nj the laureled drive, ella is half a mill toiling along the lane that leads t Mr. Keunett's farm. As she enters the long, narrow gardes that fronts the house, she becomes awar of loud voices engaged in altercation and le.akiin; themselves very audible througt the open window. "N-w. then. ratsyP exclaims Fannei Kennett, "off with all that fal-lal finery, ud sit down to your work agen, as I tel; F". Why, where wad ye be runnin' to at this time o' the arteruoon?" "I'se going to the school feast, to bt sure," replies the girl. "Ay! I guessed as much. A follerln' the parson agen! A bleaten' arter 'in; like nn unwenned lamb! Now, I tell ye, once for all, I won't have HI There's tb old man's meals to be got, and he to b looked arter! and the parson may go tc blaze before yoo shall neglect your pro per work to run arter him! We've enough o' that already, I tell ye." "Mr. Kennett," exclaims Delia, unwill ing to hear any more of the conversation without making her presence known, "is Sir. Strother indoors to-day T Ji ?"' ma'am. 1 was just having talk r aboot him as ye came up." And how are you. Patsy T" ' J well enough, ma'am, thank ye!" . phes put out because I can't sum eer o me scoc. fct, ua me 010 gentleman to himself all the arternoon. ma am." . "But cn't I relieve Patsy for an houi " Mr. Kennett T I don't care about the school feast; and If you will let hei go, I will stay here and try to amuse Mr. etrother till she returns." "You're main good, ma'am," says tht firl for the second time, as she takes ad vantage of the permission extended to her and runs down stairs, leaving Delia alone with old Simon Soother, CHAPTER XXIII. As soon as Patsy has disappeared, De lia attempts to ingratiate herself with her orly companion. "Shall I read to you, Mr. Strother?" "W'hat'll ye be arter readin'T' he asks "I will read anytf.'ng yon please, Mr. Etrother. Do you any interest in the news? I have to-day's newspapers with me." "Na, na! I care nobbut the news. "Would yon like to hear a chapter out tt the Bible?" "Na, na! I care nobbut the Buik." "What do yen care for then?" "I care nobbut ae thing. Ye'd best ganj, our way." "But I have promised not to leave yoL lone, so I must stay here till Patsy re turns." "Ay! Dinna fash me then!" And the old wretch places his ellmw nt. .lis knees and his head upon his hands, and closes his eyes in intimation that he considers the Interview, so far as conver sation is concerned, to be conebiueil. By and by Delia recalls Keunett's as lertion that the old creature frets sorely after his native land, and makes a second effort to interest him. "You have been in Seotlatfil, Strother? "Aibllns I have conseederin' it's u.y a in country." "Do yon like It better than England?" "Mabbe I do." "Would you like to go back again?" "Ay! but there's nane left at ha me us ten me noo." "Ah! that makes ft great difference, docs it not? But you have good friends here to love you and look after you, and t beautiful place to live in. Do you ever ?o to church, Strother? or to the kirk, is yon call it In Scotland?" As she puts this simple question, a transformation seems to pass over the old nan. H has been ordinarily fetclligent hitherto, but now.be suddenly collapses rud .becomes Incoherent.' His little blear id eyes roll wildly; his hand is clinched; and the saliva bubbles from his mouth and drops upon bis grizzled beard. "The kirk the kirk!" he utters, exclt rdly, "wha'll harm the kirk? Muster Cray maunnft do It, and the storm maunna do It, for the water will come doon and pit it oot. And the poor mini, wha'll dream the puir anld mon whn's been twenty year aboot the place and been main car'ful, and aye dune his duty, tould mak a meestake at the lairst. Ye aw Muster Oraw do It, didna ye noo?" he exclaims, making a dash at Delia, who is backing toward the door, with serious thoughts Of beating a retreat downstairs. "Ye maun say ye saw the carle do it, or I'll mak ye greet for the day we ever met." "Of course I saw him do It everybody aw bim do it," she replies boldly, for she can gather his meaning without compre hending his words; "but don't excite your nelf in that way, Mr. Strother, or yon may make yourself ill." "111! Ml" he ejaculates, slowly, as he wipes tbj sweat off his forehead with ragged cotton handkerchief. "Hae I been weel sin' the day? But 'twas an awfu' starm surely. Eno' to burn the grandest ?difeece that mon ever raised. And puir Simon was only the clairk, and couldna be expected to ken the reason of the fire. Twas an awfu aight to seejt burn, with the flames leek In' oop the rafters and the roof, and cracklln through the becldin'." "Of what are you speaking?" says De lia, curiously. "Have you ever been In a Ere, Mr. Strother?" The old man eyes ber suspiciously, and become silent. "Do tell me all about It," ahe coaxes. 'J. love to bear ft story, and yon tell It so weW "Ay! But ye want to drair the seecret frae me, and ye wnllna do rt, na! na! Simon's ft puir auld mon, but he can keep seecret wi' the best o thorn." "Indeed I I don't wish to know your secret, Mr. 8trotber. I only want to hear ibout the fire. Was it In Scotland?" "Na! na! 'twaana In my ain country, out 'twas an ftwfu fire. But Master Gray lid it, and ye saw him do It, and ye eanna go back frae your spoken word." "Of course not! I do not wish to do so." "Weel then, ye maun be content. If ye taw the carle do It, ye ken ' aboot the fire, and need nane to tell It ye." She laughs quietly at the trap the coa ling old creature has set for her. and re turns to the contemplation of her book, little thinking of the Import of Mr. Strothers secret Is to her. Presently he fidgets about on the top f his bundle, and she asks him If be la :omfortftble. "Why don't you sit la chair instead jf oa that great packet. Mr. Strother? I'm sure it must be ft very bard seal. "It does weel eno for me. "Bat It would pack away so nicely an !er the bed and your room would look all the tidier without It." "Ajl bat I consider it's best whajr" tt "I suppose there's ft box inside that wrapping?" -Aiblins!" "A Ih.x with clothes in it. Do yon never fake off the covers, Mr. Strother?" T no need to tnk' them off. Do you never want to look at your treasures, then?" ti "I dinna ken what you're speakin a lu sot" ..vV' ... innk at the things you'v -ot in that parcel-well, the books, or whatever they may be r CHAPTER XXIV. Simon Strother springs up front Wft perch like ft J-ck-in-the-box, .nd come. down again upon i" "'The'buiks! the buiksl what do ye ket aboot the bulks? I was main cful of them. The fire burned tbft kirk, but coniuna narin me uui.n, ocean se i puu auld chiel carried them safe tp bis name, lie lo'ed the buiks better than his bairns, and the awfu' fire danrna burn them! Hoot! see the lightnln', and listen to the peals of thonnder! The pair lassie 'ull be skeered wi the flashes and the rain. Dinna greet, my puir, wee thing! Doot less but theer's haird times before ye, but willna hae your wits burned oot like puir auld Simon, wha saw the whole edifeece come to the groond. But he saved the luiiks the gude auld buiks that had sairved the pecrish for so mony years. Ay! he was main car'ful of the buiks, and nane could thraw blecrae upon him be caise the buiks came to hairmP' The books! the fire! the kirk! Some thing like a gleam is dawning upon De lta's mind. It cannot be! It is altogether too unlikely yet If it were! "Mr. Strother," she cries, "what wn the name of the place where the kirk wa burned down?" "What! ye saw it dune, and ye canna remember the name of the place!" he re turns, with a cunning leer. "Was there ft girl married on thnt day In the church? Ts it t-- - .!.... ic Berw.ck yon are speaking of? The lightning that burned Chilton Church to the ground twenty years ago?" "Cheelton! Cheelton!" screams the old man, "wha daurs to mention Cheelton, in Barwick to me? I ken naethiu' of the toon. I dinna ken If there Is a kirk in Cheelton or no. I'm a Heclandinon, I ken naethin' of the Border-land, and If any pay I do, they lee. I tell ye they lee. t?et oot!" he continues, angrily, to Delia; "ye're a leear, I say a leeari and nnethiu" in this paircel but a peer o' brecks. What would ye be luikin' at the auld mun's I reck for? Get oot, I say, and leave me o mysel'; I willna hae ye speering aboot my room in this shameless manner. And ns for the paircel, it's my paircel, ami ye shall na hae my brecks; I'll see ye uet f.iirst." Delia, now fairly alarmed, rashes to ward the door, and stumbles down the narrow staircase, where, to her infinite comfort, she encounters Patsy Kennett, who, much flushed and smiling, is mount ing to relieve guard. "(), Patsy! I am so thankful you have returned. Your grandfather has fright ened me ont of my senses." "Has he, now? It's just like him! The old hunks can't keep a civil tongue in his head for ten minutes together." "I want to ask you a few questions. How long is it since your grandfather left ScotlnndV" "A matter of five year or more, ma'am." "Is he mad. Tatay?" "Bless ye! yes, ma'am! as mad as a March hare." "But what drove him out of his senses, Patsy r " 'Twas a big fire, ma'am, and he was terribly burnt in It. You can see the sears ia his breast and shoulders now. You ee, grandfeyther he was parish clerk at i place called Chilton " "Not Chilton In Berwick. Patsy?" "Yes. ma'am! that's the place T "Gracious heavens! Is it possible? But Mr. Strother denied just now that he'd ever been there." "Ah! that's his cunning! He won't bear the least talking to on the subject. But there was an awful fire there that burned down the church and the parson age, and no one ever knew how It hap pened: but grandfeyther lost his situation, and took it so to heart that he's never been right in his bead since." (To be continued.) The Largest Bible. In 1857 Mlndon-iuin, King of Burma, erected a monument near Mandulay, called the Kutho-daw. Then he built 700 temples. In each of which there is a slab of white marble. Upon these 700 slabs 1s engraved the whole of the nuddhlst Bible, a vast literature In It self, equal to about six copies of the Holy Scrtptnres. This marble Bible is engraved In the Pall language, thought to be thnt spoken by Buddha himself 500 B. C. Photographs of some of the inscriptions have reached England, and Professor Max Muller perhaps th greatest lin guist in the world has examined thorn. But, alas for all this human ingenuity and perseverance! If his majesty, Mln-don-mln, thought to perpetuate the teachings of the Great Buddah by caus ing It to be graven on the rock, he nour ished a vain ambition. The climate of Burma Is moist and Its effects have already wrought havoc on the surface of the white m.arbl, and the photographs show a partial ef facement of some of the Burmese char acters In which the Pali text is en graved. This Is certainly the largest known copy of any portion of literature. Even the National Encyclopedia of China, In 5,000 volumes, occupies a comparative ly small space. To reach the other end of the limits of the printers' and en gravers' art we need only remember the "Smallest Bible In the World," and the diamond editions of Catullus, Tlbullus and Propertlus. To engrave the Bible of Buddha on the marble slabs In the temples of Ku thodaw must have cost many thou sands of dollars, but these sermons In stone are easily outclassed by a copy of the New Testament, which, benntl fully printed, can be bought for 25 rents, and if carefully cherished will last many generations. Boston Trav eler. tyb greatest nllgrlmnae to the holy land are undertaken by the Russians. It has been calculated tnat oetween au, 000 and 40,000 Russians visit Palestine every year. KEITH'S THEATRE, PHILA. Mirth, Magic and Melody Galore. The entertainment at Keith's. Phila delphia, this week, the favorite thea tre of residents of this town, will be one OI ine niuBi i ciiiw - - . " in Philadelphia. It will be headed by Ching Ling Foo, probably the greatest magician in the universe. He created n sensation in the Keith theatres in New York and Boston, his engagement exceeding tnat of any specialist ever seen in those cities. Even magicians have been baffled by his feats. The theatres in New York and Boston were crowded nightly during his engagement. In Phlladelphla,where the entertainment lasts from noon to t0.30, he will appear twice daily and. as some of our prominent citlsens have al ready seen the act in New York, doubt less many from this town will go to Philadelphia during Ching"s engage ment. Fifteen other entertaining acts will be furnished. Including Robert Downing in "The Gladiator," and bio-a-raph pictures of the Columbia-Defender race and other highly interesting pictures. The olograph Is exhibited at X and P. M. The land crabs of Cuba run witb great speed, even outstripping a horse. RATE NO IMALE ISSUE. MANY GREAT NAMES IN LAND ARB EXTINOT. ENO. mssatrtow Britlafcera Wit lava Ha Mala Dana4aata to Rtprnaat Tktaaa and Bear Their Cfxie SwaV em Caeaan to 1H Ont Qatcklr. No d Inset male descendant at the Lord Protector survives to enjoy the tribute nsM to th memorv of his tpoch-maklng ancestor, the bast Crom- K-alt I- a Mrt Un. fMm Hftlit Nidi" sarin; been on Oliver, an attorney, the son of a worthy grocer of Snow Hill. In thja connection tt ts Interest ing to note how many of our Illustrious male descendants. Here Is an ample list or name of light and leading ia llterarv hlstAt-v? Chmnrr flhtth-aneare. Spenser, Milton, Cowley, Butler, Dry- Sen, I'ope, Swift, Addison, Cowper, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson, Byron, Shel ley, Keats, Tom Moore, Charles Beads, nd It. L. Stevenson, and of not on f these (and doubtless there are oth rs) does a direct male representative ixlst. Turn from literary celebrities to naval and military heroes, te states men and to politicians. Sir PhlllD Sld- aey, illustrious In letters and In war, left but "one fair daughter." who died Without issaa. Sir Wnlfer R.Ul-h'a male descendants have long since died tnt, or nave descended to such social lepths as to be untraceable. Sir Fran Ms Drake and Nelson, the naval heroes f two great nghUog epochs, died child less. Tbe patriot Hampden's last mate lescendaat paseed away "a lonely bachelor" la 1764. Gen. Monk. Duks r Albemarle, had hut niu and with him expired the harrilv mmV and newly acquired family honor. inougn w Mt not Infrequently assum ed that the Dukes of MarlhnmiKrh of ur day are directly descended tn the auue une rrom the great Churchill, this s not the case. That sntendM Mlr'. wily son died in Infancy, and his hoo- ua possession passed to hie daugh ters. The great Lord Peterborough bad ons, but no grandson. Ill-starred Strafford married thrice, but each f He sons died without Issue. The oele srated Dnke of Ormmnto'. Hided with his grandson's death at ivignon. Clarendon, famous historian ft the rebellion. ons, had but one grandson, who died ""a"1 maJo ue. Horace Walpohi a-as tbe last male itainj.n . ,. . -.. u , Ul OH sonert, tbe famous minister, and he K"T raamea. Boiingbroke twice mads natrimonlal ventnm K i.. jy either wife. The historic family of ' " Pct ox direct male heirs jeased In 1885, while tbe rival house of Pox lasted but llttu lnn. Tames Fox left so holr, and the only " nepnew, the third Lord Hol and, died childless at Nanbe t rears ago. Edmund Burke had but me son, who died in early manhood, eaving his broken-hearted father tn txclalm: "Mine is a grief that cannot be comforted!" As with the statesmen, an with t. philosophers and scientists. Neither Bacon, Newton. Locke. Davy nor Stu art Mill left a son to Inherit bis fame; while of historians, Hume, Gibbon and Vtacaulay were never married. Among jur great painters, Reynolds, Lawrence ind tbe late Lord Leiirhtnn i. slors. Hogarth perpetrated a romantic ove matcn, which was fruitless, and rurner, the great maarletan nt tnd canvas, twice soured by early dis appointments, never married, nandel, a-ho may almost be claimed as an Bng Ishmaa, had no wife but bis art. Bra- aatn, perhaps our greatest singer. whose daughter ROTTtA ff Tim Mmamruis is Lady Waldegrave, I believe, left no on. wane 01 tne giants of the foot dghts, Davy Garrick and John Kemblc Hod childless, and th riiiuu i. me of Edmund Kean ended with the leatb or his son Charles. London TaW viaU Gazette. A SWEET REVENGE sad Condition in Which Bke Betwrned Clau-ence'e Letters. "Oh, Eleanor, I am so glad to find fen here. I went up to your bouse, and your mother said you had ostae here to be fitted," and as Eleanor grasped tbe speaker's hand the dress-maker frowned, for she didn't want the lit of the new gown Interfered with. "Well, Daisy," said Eleanor, "I am glad, too, for I see by your ayes that you've something to tell me." "Yea. This morning I went over ta ise Kit, and I ran right up to her reem, as we always do, you know." "Yes," assented Eleanor. "And she was crying. All round her a tbe floor were letters. I said, 'Mar rj. Kit. what s the matter?' Every now tnd then she wonld make a vicious Jab tt a letter and appear to be writing." "Ob. Daisy! I am almost wild I I'm busyl" " What are you doing r I asked. "Well,' said Kit, 'you know Clarence tnd 1 have bad a quarrel and I'm glad sf If and here she sobbed the glad dest kind of a sob 'and and he sent all my letters baok and the allver bookmark and tbe lovely pipe I gave bim with his name engraved on It and oh, Daisy! I can't use any of them how can It and so I'm getting his let ters ready to return. I'm I'm correct ing them and then she laughed and made another Jab with her pen. . " 'Correcting them? I gasped. " 'Yes correcting them. Yon know Olarence is a terrible speller, so I have gone over each letter In rod Ink, and made him see that It was intentional. Humph! I'll bet be won't tell anothel man he broke It off r "I couldn't help laughing, but wasn't it a fine revenge?" London Tit-Bits. Marriage In Barman. Marriage baa no religious element In urmah. There ts no marriage cero nony. Just as two men gg into part aersnlp la business, so a man and wo man may enter into tbe marriage state without undergoing any form. Cou pled with Una very secular nonchalant i riew of marriage Is tbe fact that f aclll ' ties for divorce am very great As i marriage is merely a partnership, aa flveree to a dissolution of partnership. tnar fee obtained on demand ny r of tsw jawttos from the alders of Cs village. In Bunnell, However, as elsa where; we End that a priori dangers are largely neutralised by practical good sense. Tbe fear of outraging public oplaton furnishes powerful motive to aroprloty of life. Tbe salvation of the Baronesses woman ilea In the fact that her home-life is always the center of bet Ufa. She recognises that there axe cer tain restrictions oa a woman's acUoni which, nrast be observed as long aa men are men and women are women. The air Is. clear at Arequlpa, Pern. Prom the observatory at that place, 8,000 feet above the sea, a black spot oat Inch tn diameter, placed on a white disc, ha,been seen on Mt. Charcbanl, a distance of eleven miles, through a thlrteea-lnch telescope. Travelers in Australia complain that almost only the trees In the continent are eucalyptus, and they afford little hade, as they have learned to turn their loaves edgewise to the sun. Tbe botanical gardens In the cities are, how ever, declared to be dreams of beauty. f Tbe United States Department of Agriculture has by experiments found that the tprce of a growing pumpkin Is sufficient to lift two and one-half tons, provided the weight is so placed as not to Interfere with the growth or natural development of tbe vegetable. . Tbe French match factories are now turning out friction matches which wig Ignite on any surface, but which are free from the objections raised against white sulphur. No smoke or odor Is perceptible In tbe factories. The In flammable Ingredients of the paste are tesqulsulphlde of phosphorus and chlor ate ef potash. i Tbe extreme delicacy of many scten tiflc processes Is Indicated by . tbe re port, of Dr. Martin Flcker. a German Investigator, that bacteria are affected favorably, or otherwise, by the charac ter of tbe glass containing the water In which thtfy are suspended. Marked differences In tbe behavior of cholera forms were noted, according to the kind of glass composing (he vessels used. The degree of alkalinity Im parted by tbe glass to tbe water Is be lieved to be an important factor tn ihese experiments. 'Tbe discovery last summer of a re markable asteroid, since named Eros, which periodically approaches tbe sartb nearer than any other heavenly body except the moon, has led a Ger man astronomer," H err J. Bauschlnger, to 'suggest that Mara Itself should benceforth.be i regarded as an asteroid. Instead of as a major "planet. fbe comparative smallness of Mar's lunsa, ind the great eccentricity of Its orbit, are adduced as reasons for consider ing it aa a member of the asteroid fam ily. If the asteroids once formed a tingle planet, as some have supposed, then possibly Mars Is simply the larg st existing fragment of the ancient planet, which traveled an orbit lying between the earth and Jupiter. According to Prof. J. Joly. of Trinity College, Dublin, a skater really glides iliout on a narrow film of water, con tinually forming under the skate, and assuming the solid form when relieved of iressum He shows that tbe pres sure under tbe sharp edge of the skate, along the short portion of the steel curve which Is at any moment in con tact, is great enough to liquefy a thin One of tbe, an9 this gives the skate Its "lilts." Whefl the ice Is very cold, the pressure Is sometimes Inadequate to reduce the melting-point sufficiently, and then, as all skaters know. It Is dif ficult to make he skates bite. For eery cold ice. Professor Joly recom mends "hollow-ground" skates, be Muse tjte effective pressure Incrta-ies with the thinness of tbe edge. Proof Wonted. "Razor all right, sir?" queried tbe barbea. "Would you mind letting me look at It?" said tbe victim In reply. "Certainly not, sir," answered the tonsorlal artist "But why do you wish to see It?" "Oh, merely to see If you hadn't made l mistake In calling It a razor," replied Lhe other. rI thought perhaps It might be a piece of old barrel hoop." BmoKlnsT by Frenoh Women. Statistics taken In France in rela tion to 'the smoking habit show thai within the last year tbe use of tht cigarette and the pipe bas found an enormous Incresse among the women Indulgence In the narcotic Is no lougei confined to the secrecy of a private room, but It is freely Indulged In before the eyes of sll mef. Without Wages. In all cities numbers of men exist who are willing to work without w..ges. Hundreds of foreign waiters In London work without salary, relying only on the tips they receive from generous pa trons. Some of these men even p:iy for the privilege, and find it profitable so to do. Many of the toy-mnkers in the hamjofs of Hungary and Bavaria work without wages, their toll being remunerated by free board and resi dence on tbe estate where they live. Here and there In the hop gardens of Kent, during the process of picking, are to be found respectable families who offer their services without re muneration, and work well, regarding the affair merely as a healthy holiday outing. Some of these folk occasionally assist tired hoppers at their work, gen erously refusing remuneration of any kind from the income thus augmented. Scores ef solo singers give their voices wlthort fees' of any kind. In the hope at securing fame and fortune In tbe future by the efforts they are putting forth now. Net a few music-hall ar tistes deem It advisable to work a while without remuneration, when they are desirous of making a name, con sidering that a place "on the boards' Is worth more to them in the present than any agent's promises concerning the future. . Tola would be a quiet, peaces bl worM wars u not for tbe movement' mt ths aadar Jmm. Uousohold. RECIPES. Raspberry Dumplings. Make a rich biscuit crust: roll it out. and cut in squares. On each put as many berries as possible, sprinkle with sugar, pinch the edges together and place in a but tered pan. Steam half an hour, put in the oven for ten minutes and serve with a hard sauce, to which has been added a few spoonfuls of crushed berries. Raspberry Vinegar. Mash two quart of berries, add one quart of strong vinegar and let stand for 24 hours. Strain, add another two quarts of berries, let stand aa before, strain and repeat a third time. Measure and to each pint add one pound of sugar. Heat slowly to the boiling point, skim -oot and bottle. Watermelon Salad. Place the me'.on on ice until thoroughly chilled. Cut It open and with a silver knife cut the red portion into Inch cubes. Have ready a mixture of four tablespoonfuls of "powdered sugar, one teaspoonf ul of cinnamon and one-quarter or a tea spoonful of grated nutmeg. Sprinkle the cu melon with this, heap in the salad bowl pour over all one wine- glassful of port wine and serve. TnnulnH with ftuear. Slice the to- tnntnea mthp thin, snrlnkle with a tittle sugar over them and serve ic cold. This is a favorite way of serv ing tomatoes In France and makes t nice chance from fruit for break fast. Sauce for the Above. Take two cup- fuls of the cherry Juice, stir into tt a heaping tablespoonful of cornstarch. and bring to a boll In a granite or por celain kettle. Sweeten to the taste, which will probably require from a half to three-quarters of a cupful of sugar. Boiled Cherry Pudding. Deut to gether the yolks and whites of three eggs, then stir In two cupfuls of milk. and from three to four cupfuls of Hour enough to riake a smooth batter. A tablespoonful of melted butter or drip pings is then added, with a slight sprinkling of salt and two heaping tablespoonfuls of baking powder. Take pint of stoned cherries, drain off the Juice, dredge them with flour, and stir thoroughly into the batter. Then turn at once into a buttered mold, and cook for three hours in a kettle of boiling water. The water must not stop boil ing. Serve with the pudding sauce ibove. Cherry Tapioca. Soak a cupful of mashed tapioca In twice Its bulk of cold water for several hours, then sim mer slowly in a pint of water till clear. Then stir In a cupful of stoned cher ries and sweeten to taste. Turn it Into a dish and set away to cool; serve with sweet cream. ". Apricot Jam. To one pound pf fruit three-quarters of a pound of sugar. Split open the apricots and take out the s'tones; lay the apricots flat on a dish, letting tire skin be nearest tho dish; cover with part of the sugar. finely crashed, leave them fourorltve hours till the Juice begins to run; put them In a preserving pan, add the rest of the sugar and boil quickly for three-quarters of an hour; break some of the stones, blanch the kernels and add to the preserve; boll one-quarter of an hour longer, pour into pots and cover when cool. Baked Cherry Pudding. Beat witt the yolks of two esjrs two tablespoon fuls of butter and four of suvnr: stir in two cupfuls of sweet milk, the beat en whites of the two egps and one pin) of flour into which two heaping table spoonfuls of baking powder hnve been carefully mixed. Into the bottom of a large pudding dish put a layer of pit ted cherries an Inch or more In thl -k-ness, and aftr sweetening the cher ries turn oft the Juice. Then p-iui over the batter, and bake imm-di ately. Farm Notes The amount of water required for i crop is enormous. It Is said that a crop of corn requires 16 inches of wa ter during the growing season, large portion of which comes from be low, having been stored In the sol! during the winter and spring. Every pound of dry matter in wheat require! 300 pounds of water for its production Corn requires 350 pounds of water fot every pound of dry matter and oats 500 pounds. But for the large amount of water stored in the soil and maot available for plants during the growina season there would be a deficiency lr the supply if rains were the onl Kiurce of obtaining moisture. Every farmer should have a hive o! bees on his farm, even if he attaches but little value to the honey. The bees are excellent foragers and carry pullet from one plant to another. In eommu nlties where no bees are kept, thert will be found orchards that do noi bear, the cause being unknown, whil a hive or two of bees In the neighbor iood would change the conditions. It Is estimated that 60 cents shoulc cover the cost of a barrel of apples from tree to market. If this estinial. Is correct and it is given by an expe rienced grower there is a profit In ap ples if proper selection of varieties I made. The trees should be picked ovei and the fruit thinned out when ,tli. trees are overloaded, and when mar keting the fruit only the best shuh be shipped. The cost of producing ensllagi should not exceed 1 per ton. Soin farmers now shred the green corn fci ensilage, instead of cutting it, and ttie Mso use the shredder for reducing tt.i regular crop of corn fodder. The con shredder thus serves the purpose o shredder and ensilage cutter. The farm appears to be the openinp for laborers, and workingrhen in tin cities are sometimes advised to seel work In the country. The fact is tha' good farm hands are not numerous and the man from the city would bi entirely out of place causing more li.s. by mistakes than his service would b, worth. Intelligent, capuble farm helj. is what is required. Ordinary labor ers can be easily secured without look 'ng to the cities for such. Now that the dry spoil Is past, and the prospect of abundant rain is good for the remainder of the growing sea son, the new difficulty will be weeds and crab grass. It will be Just as es sential to cultivate against weeds as H has been to stir the ground to retain moisture. Any farm that can be kep: clear of weeds for two years will then be free of them comparatively, and the saving of labor will be a lars item on the right side. "Out of the 1200 men composing the Twentieth Kansas only eighteen are of foreign birth." according to the Kansas City Journal. "Nearly the whole are of Anglo-Saxon blood, and a good many more than one-half are tbe sons of tanner. SERMON BY Rco. Br. Calmagc Subject: Bayers end Sellers Navel View an the ataalneas Lire Rich Compli ment to Coiumereinl Integrity Trick, err in Trade Uenonneed. (Copyright, Loula Kloparb, 1. Washihoto. D. C Integrity and trick ery In business life form tbe subject of Dr. Talmnge's sermon, and the contrast He establishes between the two is a striking one. Tbe text is Proverbs xx., 14: "It is naught, it Is naught, salth tbe buyer, but when he Is gone hi way then be boa.st.it Ii." Palaces are not snch prisons as the world Imagines. If yon think that tbe only time kings and queens oome forth from the royal gates Is In procession and gorgeously at tended, yoo are mistaken. Incognito by day or by night and clothed In citizen's ap paiel or the dress of a working woman, tbey come out and see the world as it is. In ao other way could King Solomon, the author of my text, have known ever t sing that was going on. From my text I am -ure he mast, in disguise, someday havewdked into a store of ready made clothing In.eru salem and stood near the counter and heard a conversation between a hnyer and a sell er. The merchant pat a price on a coat, and the customer began to dicker and said: "Absurd! That cost Is not worth what you af k for it. Why, Just look at the coarse ness of tbe fabric! See that spot on the collar! Besides that, It does not fit. Twenty dollars for that? Why, it is not worth more than 10. They have a better article than thrt for lower price down at Clotbem, Fitem & Bros. Besides that, I don't want it at any price. Good morning."- "Hold!" ys the merchant. "Do not go off In that way. I want to sell you that coat. I have some payments to make, and I want the monev. Come, now, how much will yoo give forthat eont?" "Well," says tbe customer, "I will split tbe differ ence. You asked 120, and I snld 10. Now, I will give yon 15." "Well," says the merchant, "it Is a great sacrifice, but take It at that price." Then the customer with a roll under bis. arm Blurted to go out and enter his own place of business, and Solomon tn disguise followed him. He heard the customer as ho unrolled the coat say: "Boys, 1 hnve made a great bargain. How much do you guess I gave for that coat?" "Well," says one, wishing to compliment his enterprise, "you gave 30 for it." Another says, "I should think you got it cheap if you gave 26." "No," says the buyer in triumph, "I got It for 15. I beat him down and pointed out the imperfections until I really made him believe It was not worth hardly anything. It takes me to mnko. a bargain. Ha, hat" Oh, man you got the goods for less than they were worth by positive falsehood, and no wonder, when Solomon went back to bis palace and had Eut off his disguise, that be sat down at is writing desk and mndo for all acres a crayon sketch of you, "It Is naught, It is naught. Faith tbe buyer, but when be is gone his way then be boastetb." Tliero are no h gher styles of men In al. tbe world than those now at tbe head of mercantile enterprises In tbe great cities of this continent. Their casual promise Is a good as a bond with piles of collaterals. Their reputation for Integrity is as well e tabllshed aa that of Petrarch residing in tbe family of Cardinal Colonna. It Is re lated that when there was great disturb ance in the family the cardinal called all his rieonle tocrether and nut them nnder oath to tell the trutivjxoept Petrarch: when bemSui'-aptq--,-r .the eardrl pet away bis book and: saiu. A for y Petrarch, your word Is sufficient." Never since the world stood have there been so many merchants whose transactions can stand tbe test of the Ten Commandments. Such bargain makers are all the more to be honored, because they have withstood year after year temptations which have flung bo many Oat and flung them so hard tboy enu never, never recover themselves. While all positions In life have powerful besot men ts to evil there are sped Ho form of allurement which are peculiar to each occupation and profession, and It will be nsetul to speak of tbe peculiar temptations of business men. First, as in tbe scene of the text, business men are often tempted to saoritlce plain truth, the seller by exaggerating the value of goods and tbe buyer by depreciating tbem. We cannot but admire an expert salesman. See bow be first induces the customer Into a mood favorable to the proper consideration of the value of tbe goods. He shows himself to be an hoi est and frank salesman. How carefully tbe Uputs are arranged till tbey fall just right upon the fabric! Beginning with goods of medium quality, be gradually advances toward those of more thorough, make and of more attractive pattern. How he wntcbns the moods and whims of bis cus tomer! With what perfect calmness he takes the order and bows the purchaser from his presence, who goes away, having made ap his mind thnt ho bas bought the goods at a price which will allow him a living margin when he again sells them. The goods were worth what the salesman said they were and were sold at a price which will not make it necessary for the house to fail every ten years In ordor to Ox ap things. But with what burning Indlgnntlon w think of the Iniquitous strategem by which goods are sometimes disposed of. A glanoeat the morning papers shows the arrival at one of our hotels of a young merchant from one of the Inland oltles. He Is a comparative stranger In the great city, and,, of coarse, he must be shown around, and It will be the duty of some of onr enterprising houses to escort him. He Is a large purchaser and has plenty of time ana money, and It will pay to be very at tentive. The evening Is spent nt a place of doubtful amusement. Then tboy go back to the betel. Having just oome to town they must, of course, drink. A friend from tbe same mercantile estab lishment drops in, and usage and generos ity suggest that they must drink. Busi ness prospects am talked over, and the stranger is warned ngnlust certain dilapi dated mercantile establishments thnt nro about to fail, and for such kindness and magnanimity of caution against tbe dis honesty of other business bouses of ronrae It is expected they will and so they do take a drink. Other merchants lodging In niljotnlng rooms find it hnrd to sleep for tbe clatter of decanters, and tbe coarse carousal of these "hall fellows well met" waxes louder. Bat they sit not all night at the wine'eup. They must see the sights. They stagger forth with cheeks flashed and eyes bloodshot. The outer gates of hell open to let In the v ctims. Tbe wings ot lost souls flit among the lights, and tbe steps of tbe carouse rs sound with the rum bling thunders of tho lost. Farewell to all tbe sanctities of homol Could mother, sister, father, slamlwring in tbe inland home. In some vision ot that night catch a glimpse of tbe ruin wrought they would rend out their hair by the roots and bite tbe tongue till tho blood spurted, shriek ing out, "God save him!" What, suppose you, will oome upon such business establishments? And there are hundred of them In tbe cities. They may bout of fabulous solas, and they may have aa unprecedented ran of buyers, and tbe name ot the bouse may be a terror to all rivals, and from this thrifty root there may spring op branch houses In other cities, and all the partners ot tbe II rm may move into their mansions and drive their full blooded pan, and tbe families niay sweep the street with tbe most elegant apparel tnat Daman art ever wove or earthly tnagnlflcenceever achieved. Bnt a curse Is gathering surely for those men, and if it does oot seize bold ot the pillars and in one wild ruin bring down tbe temple ot commercial glory it will break np their peace, and they will tremble with sickness and bloat with dissi pations, and, pushed to the precipice of this life, they will try to hold back and cry for help, but no help will come, and the will clutch thnir sold to take it along with them, bnt It will be snatched from their grasp, and a voice wilt sound through their soul. "Not a farthing, thou beggared SDlrltl" And the iadament will come, and they will stand aghast before it, aod all the business Iniquities ot a lifetime will g.itner around them, saying, "Do you remember taisr ana "yp yon rememner maif - .aa clerks that they compelled to dishonesty and runners and draymeu and bookkeeent who saw behind the scenes will bear testi mony to their nefarious deeds, and soma virtuous soul that once stood aghast at the splendor and power of these business men will say, "Alas, this is all that is left of th it great Arm that occupied a block with their merchandise and overshadowed the city with their influence and mado right eousness and truth and purity fall under tho galling Ore of avarice and crime." While we admire and approve of all acutnness and tact in the salo of goods we must condemn any pre cess by which a fahrio or product Is represented as pos sessing a value which it really does not h:.-e. Nothing bnt sheer falsehood enn represent as perfection bocts that rip, silks that speedily lose tbolr luster, cali ooes that Immediately wash oat, stoves that crack nbder tho first hot lire, book insecure.'y bound, carpets thnt unrnvol, old furniture rejuvenated with putty and glue nnd sold as having hcou recently manufactured, gold watches mn.ln ont of brass, barrels of fruit, the biggest npples on top, wine adulterated with stryuhnine. toslcry poorly wjven, clot lis of domnstia manufacture shining with foreign labels. Imported goods represented as ran; and hard to get because foreign exchange tsro high rolled out on the counter with matchless display. Imported, Indeed! but from the factory in the next street. A pattern already unfashionable and un salable palmed olT ns a new print upon some country merchant who hns eome to town to make his first purchase of dry goods and going homo with a inro stock of goo.ls warranted to fcnep. Again, business men aro otton le:nptoa to make the habits and customs of other traders thoir low of rectitudn. Tlioro arj commercial usages which will not stand the test of the last day. Yot men in busi ness are apt to do as their neighbors do. II the majority ot tue traders in any local ity nro lax in principal, tin) commercial -one in tnat community win lie spurious and dishonest. It Is a hard thing to stand lose by the law of right when your next door neighbor by his looseness of dealing is enabled to sell gooJs at a cheaper rats ind decoy your customers. Of course, you who promptly meet all your business en gagements, rmytng wben you promise to pay, will una li nara 10 cd:u;ict j-wun mill ajerchant who is hopelessly In debt to the importer for the goods and to the landlord whose store he occupies and to the clinks who serve him. There are a hundred praticos prevalent iu the world jt tramo wlilcn ought never to jocome the rule for honest men. Their wrong does not make your right. Kin jever becomes vlrtno by being multiplied nd admitted at brokers' board or mer chants' exchange. Because ot hoi smuggle i few things in passenger trunks, because others tnke usury wiien men nro in tight places, because other palm off worthless indorsements, becnuso others do nothing out blow bubbles, do not, therefore, be overcome of temptntlon. Hollow preten sion and fictitious credit nnd commerclni gambling may nwblle prosper, but the day of reckoning cometh, and in addition to :be horror and condemnation of outraged communities the curse of (lod will come olow for blow. God's law forovor and for over is the only standard of right nnd wrong and not commercial ethics. Young business man. avoid the first busi ness dishonor, and you will avoid nil the rest. The captain of a vessel was walking sear the mouth of a river when the tide was low, end there was a long stout anchor shnln, into one of the great links ot which ois foot slipped, and it began to swell, and le could not withdraw it. The tiilo began .o rise. The chain could not be loosened or filed off in time, and a surgeon wns ailed to amputate the limb, but before tbe S-orli-Jould be done the tide rollod iwJ)i.. a and bis ." 1 - '-'..'J JJ! .JU5 i..n7-rirr,.it"jaWix.ar- nto which you may slip may be a link of a ong chain ot circumstances from which rou cannot De extricated by any ingenuity of your own or any help from others, and tho :ldos will roll over you as they have over many. Again, business men are sometimes :emptod to throw off personal responsi bility, shifting it to the institution to which they belong. Directors In banks ind railroad and insurance companies lometimes shirk personal responsibility inderneath the action oi tue corporation, ind bow often, when some hanking house or financial Institution explodes through fraud respectable men In the boar I of directors say, "Why, I thought all was rolng on in nn honest way, and I nm ut :erly confounded with this demeanor!" The banks nnd the fire and life nnd marine Insuranco companies and the rail road companies will not stand up for judg ment In the last day, bnt those who In tbem acted righteously will receive, each for himself, a reward, and those who noted :he part of neglect or trickery will, each for himself, receive a condemnation. Unlawful dividends are not clean before 3oil; because tbere are those associated with you who grab Just as big a pile as you do. He who countenances the dishonesty of the firm or of the corporation or asso ciation takes upon himself all the moral liabilities. If the financial institutions ileal, ho steals. If they k'O Into wild specu lations, he himself is a Rambler. If they aeedjessly embarrass a creditor, he himself Is guilty of cruelty. If they swindle the uninitiated, be himself Is a defrnuder. No Qnajocial Institution ever had a money vault itrong enoagh, or credit stnunch enough, or dividends large enough, or policy acute snoagh to hide the individual sins of Its nembers. The old adage that corporations lave no souls is misleading. Every oor apratlon bas as many souls a it has mem ers. Again many business men have beon tempted to postpone their enjoyments and iutleg to a future soason of entire loisure. Whnt a sedative the Christian religion Would bo to all our business men If, in stead of postponing its uses to old ngo oi loath, tbey would take It into the store oi factory or worldly engagement now! It ts folly to go amid the uncertainties of liusl aoss life with no God to help. A mer jhant In a New Englnnd villngn was itandlng by a horso, nnd the horse ifted bis foot to stump it in a pool f water, nnd tho merchant, to escape he splash, stepped into the door of an nsurnnoe agent, and tho agent said, "I suppose you ha e come to renew your fire lsurance?" "Oh," paid the more hant, "I oad forgotton that!" The Insurance wo renewed, and the next day tbe house that oad been Insured wa burned. Was It all accidental that the merchant, to escape a H.lash from a horso's foot, stepped into the insurance ofilce? No; It wns provldontinl. And whnt a mighty solace for a business man to foel that things are providential! Whnt peaco and equilibrium in such a con d.lerntion, and whnt a grand thing If all Business men could roalizo It! Many, although now comparatively straitened in worldly circumstances, have goodly establishment In the future olannod out. Their best treasures in icavon, they will go up nnd tnke posses ion of tbem. The tolls of business llfo. which racked their brains and rasped heir nerves for so many years, will have orever ceased. "There tho wicked cease 'rom troubling, and tbe weary are at rest.' A peculiar question of ethics has arisen between a dry goods store pro prietor of Racine. Wis., and one of his clerks named Vlasdislar Altmann. Altmann took in a dollar of 1804 in payment for some goods, and got $1000 for the rare coin from a Chicago dealer. Now the proprietor claims that the coin should have gono into his till. A new industry Is springing up In Northern Mexico the sinking of wells for salt water, from which salt is man ufactured for mining and domestic purposes. One company has secured 120,000 acres of salt water territory at Camaron, 120 miles south of Laredo, and has struck water containing 12 per cent, of salt, worth from one to three cents a pound. The "kissing bug" (melanolestes piclpes) has no poison glands, accord ing to Professor L. O. Howard, chief entomologist for the Federal Depart ment of Agriculture. "The poison from its bite," he states, "is probably due to pathogenic germs, accidentally carried upon the little serrated beak. There la no explainable reason why the lips should be the only portion of the face attacked." i I it, ii MA Hi - i ii i u Hi i J 4 ;. - IV!