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B. F. SCHVEIER,
THE CONSTITUTION THE UniOnAIlD THE EflFORCEUEIlT OF THE LAWS. Editor and Proprietor. YOLi. LIU. MIFFL.INTOWK, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENX., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1899. NO. 35. ecrefcv -j r J sfsHiini CHAPTER XXIV (Continued.) "r.irish clerk of Chilton in Berwick!", guirmurs Delia; "how wonderful I should save mot hiin here, Patsy! I was mnr-1 ricd nt that church on the very day it tii burned down, and your grandfather must have been present at the ceremony. "lt nr strange! And now I come to think of it, ma'am, he often talks in his ravings about a young lady a "lassie," he calls her who was married In the midst of the storm. Bless me! that is queer." "l'utsy, what has he got In that bun dle?" "Ah! now you beat me, ma'am t No one. not even poor mother, ever saw the bsi.li'." "Couldn't you find out, by any means, what is in that parcel, Fatsy?" Delia baa become wonderfully curioni iboiit the old clerk's worldly possessions. "I dursn't, ma'am. Feyther would nearly kill me, and the old man would quite. I'd sooner walk up and scratch the nose of Farmer Simpson's mad bull." "Ah. well! I dare say there's nothing af consequence in it. How did the feast go ..ft-?' "Itonutlfully, ma'am; and I'm obliged to y.iu for letting me go. Delia hurries from the farm parlor m ilie speaks her head in a whirl of ex-riti-nu'iit her heart not knowing what it dares to hope for her mind filled with one thought, the wish to meet and tell nil to Mr. Le Mesurler. At the end of the Ion; lane that precedes the village roa.l she sees him, walking thoughtfully to ami fro, and evidently waiting for her. She at once tells him all she has learn n. nnd her new-born hope that the par rel, which the old man so carefully ruanls, contains the parish books of the church at Chilton, and in them the regis try of her marriage. ".'mi so you think the books must needs be tied up in his old bundle," says Mr. Le Mesurier, smiling, as she finishes the tale. - "I feel sure of It! Oh, don't laugh at me. Think what a change it will mnke in my whole life. If the idea only proves true. I must see the contents of that bundle. I shall never be satisfied till I have convinced myself one way or the other." "How do yon propose to accomplish it?" "I cannot decide yet "Patsy says the ;!d mnn sits in the garden when the after iwo is fine. I could get np by a ladder and smash in the glass if I find it fasten ed." "You'll be Indicted for housebreaking with burglarious and felonious intent, if r.u don't take care, Mrs. Manners. And nln-n you have opened the bundle, at the rik of your personal safety, perhaps you ill find a mass of filthy rags." "I care nothing about my personal safe ty I care only to find my unfortunate marriage certificate. Do you think I iniu'ht give old Strother a glass of wine with something in it to make him go to simp?" Mr. Le Mesurier laughs loud at the suggestion. "Don't kill him outright, or you may he indicted for manslaughter along with .he other misdemeanors. I am laughing, Mrs. Manners, but believe me how sin cerely I am interested in this new hope of yours, and how rejoiced I shall be at its'fultillmcnt." "A nd believe me, Mr. Le Mesurier, that I will not rest hand nor foot till I have r-a. hed the bottom of that mystery, be it what it may!" CFIAFTER XXV. Th most natural thing to suppose is :hat Telia runs straight home, after her Interview with the parson, to repeat the li.eT. ry she has made to Mrs. Bond. I'.ur, strange to sny, she does nothing of the port. A hundred times during the evening is it on the tip of her tongue to t -U it, and a hundred times her courage fnils her, and she decides she will wait little lunirer and discover a little more. before she makes her friend the recipient Df her confidence. The next day she anxiously awaits the mining of Mr. Le Mesurier, who has promised to show her the vestry books In the church so that she may know what s i. h books look like and be better able to recognize them should she find any In old Sirother's bundle. When the parson comes she prepares to areompany him at once. "What queer-looking things!" she says, m she examines the rough, brown leather rovers in which the volumes are bound; "and the ink in which the first entries are mie'e is quite faded and pale. Fifty years icn. Mr. Le Mesurier. Is it possible this book has lasted all that time 7" uite possible in Cloverfield, where we do not celebrate half a dozen marriages a year. What is It, Mrs. Webber?" Tii is last question Is addressed to the I ew opener, who is employed In cleaning the church, and now beckons him myste riously to her side from the open vestry doe:-. "Excuse me for a moment," Mr. Le Mesurier says, hurriedly, to Delia, as he l.avseg into the chancel. She continues to turn over the record of the Cloverfield marriages with a sort of undefined curiosity. As she does so name catches her eye one name among the hundreds she has gazed upon mechan ically nnd she reads the record. )u such and such a day, "John Le Me surier. bachelor, of Dublin, to Adelia ('"iuil.es, spinster, of Southampton." She looks at the date; It 'is that of fif teen rears ago five years before the pres ent Mr. Le Mesurier came to reside in the parish. Still, it seems strange that he should not have noticed the name being similar to his own; but perhaps, she ar gues, clergymen never take the trouble to read the records of marriages that occur before they had charge of the parish. "Is this a relation of yours?" she asks, promptly, as her friend returns to the ves try. "The name is precisely the same, you see John Le Mesurier; but he was married five years before yon came here, o perhaps you never saw the certificate," Pointing with her finger to the entry, "he turns to confront the clergyman, and Is amazed to see the pallor that has over spread his face. "Mr. Le Mesurier! are you not weUT "I am quite well, thank you! Have yon finished examining this musty old book? Thtn I think w may a well lock it B? again! About Mr. John Le Mesarief, who appropriates my lawful cognomen! Yes, I believe he must be some sort of connection of mine, because the name la aot a common one; but I never knew him, nd, as yon say, the event happened long before I ever saw the place!" But he Is very pale still, and the mus cles of his face are working nervously. "There are no Coombes living about acre now," remarks Delia, thoughtfully. "Oh, no! There la nobody of the name here. There never was I" replies Mr. La Mesurier, In the same agitated and uncer tain manner. "Now, you are quite Bute you will know realtr book again, to swear to won't yon?" he continues, with a sickly attempt to smile; "and be able to tell at once If old Strother's possessions are the property of the church or hii own?" "Oh, I think so; and. Mr. Le Mesurier, I assure you his parcel is Just the size to co-tain three or four of these books making allowance for all the wrappings iaey are aewn in." "When do 700 Intend to make yom first raid upon these wrappings?" "To-morrow, I think; but I shall not ge nnless It Is a really hot afternoon, that will tempt the old man to sit out for some time in the garden. Do yon not come my way?" "No, thanks! I have a visit to pay to the Temples. Good afternoon." He raises his hat and strides off ab ruptly. Delia Is just wondering what can be the reason of his sudden alteration of man ner, when he retraces his steps and over takes her. "Mrs. Manners, when you told me a se cret that affected your dally happiness you relied on me fox respecting your con fidence and keeping it sacred, did you tot?" "Certainly I did." "Have I belied your trust?" "I am sure you have not." "Then may I ask you a favor In re turn, not to mention to any one the record you saw just now of my my relation's marriage? He is not a person to be proud of. and the marriage was strictly private, and for many reasons It Is desirable it shooid remain so. I know you will oblige me in this particular. ' Good day." And, raising his hat once more, Mr. Le Mesurier leaves her again without wait ing for the assurances be has so earnest ly required. CHAPTER XXVL Delia does not know what to think of diis little episode, bnt she has always con sidered her clergyman friend to be rather strange and erratic in his moods, and as cribes his anxiety on the subject of the marriage record not being mentioned to some fad of his own, certainly not to any thing that can concern her. She has so much to think of and plan for herself at this moment that she has no leisure to speculate upon the actions of her ac quaintances. She ponders hour after hour on the best means of conciliating old Strother, and rendering her voyage of discovery easy; but she reaches Kennett's farm the following day without having arrived at any definite conclusion as to what course it will be better to pursue. It is a broiling afternoon, and Delia has felt the trudge up the long lane very try ing; but she is rewarded by the first sight that meets her eyes being that of the old Scotchman sunning himself by the bee hives. He looks only a trifle less offensive In the open air than he did in his close bedroom, and he receives his visitor with do greater cordiality. But she is delight ed to see that he is smoking his pipe, and ihe has a little flask of Scotch whisky h id Ion away In her pocket. "What a lovely day, Mr. Strother. I m so glad to find you out Where is Patsy V "I dinna ken." "Does she find It too hot In the garden? I almost think I do. May I go round and ask her for a glass of water?" "You canna fash me wi' what you do.'- Accepting the ungracious permission ex tended to her, Delia walks up the gravel path to the farmhouse. Her object is twofold first, to find out where Patsy may be, and, secondly, to obtain a glass of water in which to put the whisky. At the pen door she meets a servant girL Is Miss Patsy in, Jane?" "Well, she ain't azactly in, mum, but he won't be long. She's only rin out the back way to meet a friend, and I'm keep ing watch In case the maister should re turn and make a rumpus about it. Poor Miss Tatsy's got very Uttle time to her sel', mum, so ye meant tell the maister of her." "To be sure not, Jane. I have only come to beg a glass of water. The day Is so hot, and I am very thirsty." The farm maiden lifts down a mug from the nail on which It hangs and makes her way out into the back garden. "The poomp's at the back," she says hi going. Delia follows her. To examine the back f the house Is her desire. She finds that the "poomp" stands In a wilderness of currant bushes and rasp berry canes, now stripped of their fruit, and the wall of the house Is thickly cov ered with a vine of many years' growth. On either side of theback door are win dows with latticed panes and broad sills; the lower one to the right Is the scullery window, the one above It she believes to belong to the bedroom of old Strother, and it is fastened open by an iron hook. "Is that the old gentleman's room?" she tsks Indifferently of the servant "Xlss, mum, that's his'n, and Hwull U a good day for all concerned when he's laid out in it" , Delia walks up to the window sill and Cuds it is amply wide enough to stand up on. In the scullery are a set of steps with which she could easily reach the upper window. Given ten minute, to herself, she feels sure that her work would be ac complished. She 1. "'V, Thl still although the mother of a man. me wors . difficulty win be to get the .tmnt. time comes, of not bebf able to fet no of Jane or to make use of ner. Bheurn. to the old clerk full of hope for the success fit esw Her surprise, she finds be has leit hut sea and Is peering in at the open front door. "What air ye speerin' sae lang wi' the lass fur?" he asks, in his usual suspicious way. "I was only getthV some water to drink, Mr. Strother," replies Delia cheerfully. "I find a Uttle weak whisky and water the jnost cooling drink possible on thes burning afternoons." " W husky 1 What can e, leddy ken a boot whnsky?" "Oh! don't I "ken about It? Tou forget I have lived In Scotland, where everyone acquires a liking for it, and my friend, Mr. Bond, has some of the finest Scotch whisky in his cellar you ever tasted." "Ay! It's mony a day sin the like e me tasted whnsky." "Mr. Strother, I want you to taste my whisky, and if you think it good I shall bring you a bottle for yourself." "A hale bottle o' whisky to mysel'? Ay, but ye're the rlcht sort o" leddy to veesil a pnir auld chlel like me." With his old tongue he commences ts lick his lips as she produces the spirit flask, and the wrinkled hand he extends for the glass trembles visibly. Delia has taken care to make the dose a potent one. and Strother took it down at a draught "Ay, tnat'e summat like whusky!" ejac ulates the old sinner, a the last drop trickles down his throa Delia placed the flask itself in his bands Old Strother's bleared eyes light up with sensual pleasure as he applies his lips to the neck of this little bottle, and ex presses his satisfaction at its contents by loud and prolonged smacks. But he does not grow sleepy so soon as Delia expect ed. Either he Is more accustomed to drinking spirits than he will acknowledge or his head Is very strong; bnt though he becomes less loquacious and makes ab surd faces to himself in the air, his eyes do not show any disposition to ilose. Finally, however, his heju) has fallen forward on his breast, ana he has com menced to nod, with those short, uncom fortable jerks that assail one when sleep ing in a chair. Delia crawls up and down the path a little longer, and then, seeing that all i safe, skims past the sleeping old man noiselessly, and rushes to the back of th garden. There is no time to waste now; she must do her work rapidly and without delay. "Jane," she exclaims, going at once to the point, "here Is half a sovereign for yon. I want that set of steps placed against this wall. I have a great fancy to gather some of the bunches of grapes that hang up there by the second win dow." Jane, who probably has never possessed half a sovereign ail to herself In her life, stares at the coin as If she were in a dream. "I must have It at once; do yon hear?" repeats Delia, "or it will be of no use to me." Mure, ma'am but they Isn't ripe yet." "Never mind that You bring the steps." The girl has them In her arms as she speaks, and places them against the wail without further remonstrance. Delia mounts them like a squirrel. -- "What a qua re fancy!" thinks the ser vant, as she watches the lady's ascent But she has a half-sovereign in her hand, and she cares for nothing else. (To be continued.) Useful Hints. A bottle of sweet oil Is the house -ife's friend. Few know of the many sea to which It may be put It wit :can bronzes, after carefully rubbing hem with oil, they should be polished vlth chamois skin. In laying knives way appjy a little sweet oil very light y and wrap them in tissue paper; thli vlll prevent their rusting. For In lummatory rheumatism dissolve In s ilnt of sweet oil one ounce of pulver zed saltpetre and thoroughly rub th parts affected. Sweet oil will clean inst ils: rub the metal well with a flannel loth and wash off in warm soap suds A bottle containing two parts of oil t one of lime water will be found excel lent for sunburn. A Good Kalsomlne. Pour four pound! of Paris white in a pail, cover it witk cold water and let It stand over night Into a tin kettle put a handful of glue ind cover with cold water; in the morn tig set the glue on the stove, and add nough warm water to make a quart, ind stir until dissolved; add the glue t the Paris white: stir well and add enough warm water to make a pall three-quarters full: then add blueing, little at a time: stir well until ft is very slightly bluish. Use a good brush o over one place in the wall until It ti thoroughly wet: if your brush drlse quickly, add more warm water, as th mixture Is too thick; the brush must be kept wet To Dye Oak Black. Oak may be dyed black and made to resemble eb ony by the following means: Immerse the wood forty-eight hours tn a hot saturated solution of alum, and then brush It over with a logwood decoction ns follows: One part of the best log wood with ten parts of water, flltei through linen, and evaporate at a gen tle heat until the volume Is reduced one-half. To every quart of this add frem ten drops to fifteen drops of a saturated solution of Indigo. After ap plying: this dye to the wood rub the latter with a saturated and Altered so lution of verdigris In hot concentrated acetic acid, and repeat the operation nnttl a black of the desired intensity la obtained. Track and Turf. William C. F. Cornwall, of Lebanon, has purchased five hackney fillies or E W. Twaddell. of Westtown. The S-aear-old filly by Directum. 1054. that Andy McDowell recently drove a half In L10, is called Emma Wprince" MeClurg is still held by a re ceiver awaiting the termination of the Applegate-Weller contention. Congressman Bailey, of Texas, will breed Lena Hill, 1.12: Nannie F... M74, and HJen Fife. 2.18, to Electric BTsie horses of W. M. Rogers have been shipped from St. Louis to Haw thorne. They are a formidable lot of runners. Lady Ophlr, dam of Klamath, 8.07, recently foaled a colt by McKlnney. 1.114, and has been bred back to the same horse. Work on .the new Empire City track Is progressing at a marvelous rate of speed, and everything will be ready for the opening day. The horses of the late Robert Bon ner, barring Maud S 1.08. will be sold, probably in November. Immedi ately after the National Horse Show. Roy Miller has bought a controlling Interest In the Selma, Ala., track, and be intends to hold a meeting follow ing the one at Nashville, Tenn. Camp Brown has resigned the posi tion of head trainer at the Kinwood Farms, near Norristown. W. Carl Chamberlin has accepted the position, taking charge. Parole, now tn his twenty-seventh year, looks wonderfully fresh. The fa mous gelding occupies a stall in the yearling stable and runs in the pas- jure at Rancoca N. J, w: un tne year- UFE-SAVINQ HEROta rkriUlnsr Bescae-Ma. We CklMrtaWho Have Won JIaaala. The "Heroes of Peace," celebrated by Gustav Kobbe tn the Century, are the volunteer llfe-mvers. Many deed are recorded that equal the bravest ex ploits of the battlefield. ' For many years before the; United States life-saving service was estab lished, the Massachusetts Humane So ciety maintained, along the coast of that State, houses of refuge fee ship wrecked sailors, and stations equipped with life-saving- apparatus, in charge of keepers, who, when toe emergency arose, summoned volunteer crews. This volunteer ltfe-earlng service is (tin kept up, and is often able not only to render effective assistance to the regular government crews, but occa sionally, also, to save life when the nearest United States llfe-Mvlngs sta tion is too far from the. scene Of dis aster for its crow to arrive in time. The rivalry between these two corps been moat generous. There bave been no bickerings, no attempts of ojie to outwit the other, but a singleness of Impulse to serve in the cause of hu manity. Naturally the gold and stiver medals awarded by the United States government for heroism, displayed In saving life, hare been more frequent ly bestowed upon members of the regu lar service, as this extends along our entire seaboard and lake coast, but the volunteer corps has had Its share of honor. But by far the greater numbe of medals for heroism displayed In tear ing life from drowning have been awarded to Individuals people from the moot varied walks of life; men of high social position. Western Indians, a Southern negro, pJeaeure-eeekera along the coast, a Japanese cabin stew ard, steamboat men, and officers and men of the United States army. nsVy, and revenue-cutter service. Every sec tion of the country seems to have con tributed its hero or heroes to the roll sf honor. There are also heroines on that roll. A number of women- hold stiver medals, and two women the gold medal Silver medals have also been awarded to mere boys and girls for displays of daring far beyond their years. Frederic Kernocban was a lad when he received a sliver medal for saving a woman from drowning in the Naveslnk River, near Highlands, New Jersey; and Marie D. Parsons, a girl of only 10 years when she rescued a trhlld at Fireplace, Long Island. Nor was Edith Morgan, of Hamlin, Mich, much beyond girlhood when she tried, with her father and brother, to row to a vessel capsized three miles out Beat en back by the heavy waves, she aided in clearing away the logs and drift wood from the beach so as to make as track for the surf-boat At a previous rescue she had stood."-' " "' 2a,. taeapewi- san-- g -uw WuueT-in landing salktra from a wreck. Would I could add to this record diose unknown heroes "greater than thoee who are known" whose hero ism lacks a human reward because they not only risked but lost their lives in the endeavor to save others. Would there were a roll of the unhonored and unsung! .The medal list Is a long one, but the roll of-the perished longer. Oc casionally a memorial like the Brokaw Field at Princeton, which commemor ates the heroism of Frederick Brokaw, the Princeton student who gave his life to save two servants from drown ing, reminds us of one or another of these sacrifices. But far more fre quently a grave In an unfrequented church-yard, or a proud pang In a woman's heart. Is the only memorial f the "unknown hero." QUEER OOPHER3 IN FLORIDA. Borrowing Turtles that the Natlvei Kat Llka Eplcni-M Do Terrapin. "The most Interesting creature I ever aw in Florida," said a New Tork man who spent the winter there, "was the burrowing turtle. This turtle Is pecu liar to Florida, and H Is an Important factor In the domestic economy of the cracker population, for the Florida cracker dotes on the gopher that's what they call this burrowing turtle and tthlnks tt is the finest thing In the edible line that eTer existed. "Another thing that Induces the fopher to dig its burrow out of the reach of water is that in those dry and andy places the rattlesnake and varl us kinds of hideous-looking lizards ire most plentiful, and the gopher is never happy unless Its burrow is shared by a colony of either one or the tner of these, if not of both. Find a gopher hole and uncover it and you will be sure to find from half a dozen to a lozen or more rattlesnakes, and maybe Sfteen or twenty lizards of various ilzcs and colors and degrees of ugli ness occupying It with Its proprietor. The gopher plainly lores the compan ionship of these deadly things, al :hougn It is Itself as meek and harm ess as a dove. "No dweller in those parts of Florida ;ver goes anywhere about without a bag slung over his or her shoulder. This is to put gophers in, as some are pretty sure to be found pasturing In the wild grass patches. The moment t gopher is surprised by a person with 1 bag It shuts itself securely in Its then, and the cracker picks it np and tumbles it into the bag. The gopher s likewise trapped by digging a bole dose to the entrance of Its burrow and linking a barrel or box Into It and wverlng the trap with loose twlga When the gopher comes out and starts jn a foraging trip it tumbles Into the trap and can't get out What terrapin ire to the high-living epicure, the go pher Is to the Florida cracker." The WaeS of Oolft "Did you see any golf players around ere, boy!" "I seen one cad, mister." "Ton mean a caddy T" "No. I don't mean de kid dat car ries de sticks; 1 mean de guy dat uses em." His "oft Snot, Edna Did the sentimental singer im press you, BeggyT Beggy Teas; she touched a soft spot, Joncnerknow. Edna Tou must have been sitting folte near the stage. A PORTO RICAN FOREST. It Abeswasa with Strange Birda, Nate - and Frolta. A wr correspondent's adventures are set forth by Edwin Emerson, Jr., in the Century, in an article entitled "Alone la Porto Rico." Mr. Emerson says: By nightfall, after I had ridden up and down some of the most unprepos sessing bills, and got tangled In no end 'of chaparral, cactus, and other thorny undergrowth, which changed a new pongee coat I had bought In San Juan Into an old rag. I found myself on a high range of sierra. From a Jibaro negress I learned that I was half-way between the towns of Qnemados and Jaguas, and that I would find a better trail for my horse below. So I rode down a lovely green valley, where plantations of coffee and tolmcco lay side by side. As It grew darker, bats flew all about me, and I heard the evening cries of birds which sounded like our whlppoorwills and mocking birds. At last I struck the trail that the woman had mentioned. I rode on a little way, and took the horse into a clearing, where there was a spring well hidden from view, and then I hobbled his feet to the halter-rope, flung my self on the ground,, and went fast asleep. The last thing I heard was the beautiful song of the solitaire sing ing In a copse above me. I was awakened early the next morn ing by - the screeching of green par rots, quarreling with other birds in the top of ' a cocoa-nut palm. I was drenched with dew. but forgot all ns t thought of my horse. To my great relief. I found htm standing behind a bit of oleander-bush red with flowers, crunching the juicy stalk of a prickly pear. I watched him with Interest as he took the stalk and with his teeth ripped off the skin with all its thorns, ire whinnied as If we were old friends. After bridling and watering him. I found the trail, and rode off southward. On the way I ate everything I could find, from green cherries and guava plums to Juicy mangoes, which stiincd the front of my coat, and bull-apples, the meat of which suggested mildew. There wore also costard apples, a largo green fruit not unlike cream-puffs in side. The most astonishing and the best of all was a fruit railed pulnio In our language, sour-sap. It is about as large s a quart bowl, and 90 nourishing and full that a single fruit was enough for a good meal, although that did not de ter my "hweifcpnv?at!ns. four. Later I found that they are also relished by dogs. Of springs and streams there were so many that I had no fear of dying of thirst. If water was not handy. I could always climb a cocoa-hat-tree, and throw down the green nuts, which were Ailed with an abund ance of watery milk; to ""J co""l were In plenty; but many were more curious than edible, even to my will ing appetite. One had a delicious odor. I tasted a little, and thought it ideal for flavoring candy. But it soon lia&olved in my mouth In a fine dust, absorbing all the moisture, so that I had to blow it out like flour. Notnlng ever made me so thirsty in my life, and even after rinsing out my mouth ( felt for a long time as If I were shewing punk or cotton. The fruit of the tamarind only added to my tor ments by sotting all my teeth on edge. When we reached the next spring, I Tell off my horse for fear he would get til the water. Only after I had satis Sed my thirst would I let him drink. "Bfavrted" Niagara Suspension Itrl 'ge There lately died at Lincoln, Neb., a man named H. J. Walsh, who had an Important part In the construction of the first suspension bridge at Niagara Fails. Mr. Walsh was born In Ireland In 1S34, but was brought to this coun try when he was a baby, his parent going to live at Niagara Falls, N. Y. When be was still a boy the first steps for the construction of the sus pension bridge were taken. The first thing of all was to stretch a single wire across the chasm. The engineer' in charge bad thought of a way to get it across. "What boy is the best kite-flyer in town?" he asked a resident The Wnlsh boy was named, and th engineer asked that he be brought He was made to understand that he must fly his kite across the Niagara River, lie flew it across, and allowed to come down on the other side. Men . were there to seize it Then the engineer attached a wire to the string on his side, and the men on the other side detached the kite, and by means of the string drew the wire across. By this. In turn, a cable wns drawn across, and the bridge was well begun. Mr. Walsh afterward moved to Ne braska, and became a prominent citi zen of Lincoln. Tree Twenty Centuries Old. The oldeet tree on earth with an au thentic history Is the great BI100 tree of Burmah. For twenty centuries It has been held sacred to Buddha, and no person Is allowed to touch the trunk. When the leaves fall they are carried away as relics by pilgrims. A Neighborhood Tngrrty. "We bought a lawn-mower at the Montague auction." "Well, that was all right, wasn't It?' "All right? Maria says it Is our old one which they borrowed and never returned." Detroit Free Press. On the Wrong sh. If. A correspondent of the London Acad emy writes that a bookseller In a lnrg provincial city recently discovered nb assistant arranging four new copies ot Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" oc the shelves devoted to books on gar lening. A Keen Reto: Cardinal Manning's keen wit war often used to drive home a moral warn ing. "What are you going to do in life?' he asked a flippant undergraduate a Oxford. "Oh, I'm going to take Holy Orders.' was the airy reply. . "Take care you get them, my sou." The advanced woman who set things as they are sometimes driv bar husband to seeing things double. SERMON BY Rv. Dr. Calmagc Subject: The Glories of Heaven Christ' attraetlveaeu 1'alnted in Glowing Col- - on From Ivory Pnlaeee to the Agony of the Craciflxloa. Copyright, Loots Klopjeh. 189B.1 Washington, D. C In this discourse Dr. Talrnage sets forth the glories of the world to come and the attractiveness of the Christ, who opens the way; text. Tsalms, nr., 8, "Ail Thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory pal aces." Among the grand adornments of the eity of Paris is the Church of Notre Dame, with great towers and elaborate rose windows and sculpturing of the last Judgment, with the trumpeting angels and rising dead; Its battlements of quatre foil; its sacristy, with ribbed eeillugj and statu os ot saints. But there was nothing in all that build ing which more vividly appealed to my plain republican tastes than tba costly vestments which lay la oaken presses robes that had been embroidered with gold and been worn by Popes and archbishops on great occasions. There was a robe that had been worn by Pins VII. at the crowning of the first Napoleon. Tliere was also a vestment that had been worn at the baptism of Napoleon II. As our guide opened ttie oaken presses and brought out these vestments of fabulous cost and lifted them np the fragrance ot the pungent aro matic tn which they had been preserved filled the place with a sweetness that was almost oppressive. Nothing that bad been done In stone mote vividly impressed me than those things that bad been done in cloth and embroidery and perfume. But to-day I open the drawer ot this text, and I look npon the kingly robes of Christ, and as I lift them, flashing with eternal jewels, the whole house Is Ailed with the aroma of these garments, which "smell of rayrrb and aloes and cassia out of the ivory pal aces." In my tsxt the King steps forth. His robes rustle and blaze as He advances. His pomp and power and glory overmaster the spectator. More brilliant is lie than Queen Vashtl moving amid the Persian princes; than Mario Antoinette on the day when Louis XVI. put npon her tho necklai-e of 800 diamonds; than Anne ltoleyn the day when Henry VIII. welcomed her to his palace all beauty and all pomp Jorgotten while we stand In the presence of this Im perial glory. King of Zion, King ot the earth. King of heaven. King forever! Her garments not worn out, not dnst be draggled, bat radiant and jeweled nnd re dolent. It" seems as if they must have been pressed 100 years amid the flowers of heaven. The wardrobes from which they have been taken must have been sweet with clusters of camphor and frankin cense and ail manner of precious wood. Do yon not inhale the odors? A ye, aye. "They smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces." Your first curiosity U to know why tht robes ot Christ are odorous with myrrb. This was a bright leafed Abyssinian plant. It was trlfollated. The Greeks. Egyptians, Bomans and Jews bought and sold it at a ftighrlce. The first present that vat ever r-MiaCbrist was a sprig ot myrrb thrown ou" iMflrfantile bed in Bethlehem, and the last girt tiii Christ ever had was myrrh preraed Into the cip of His cruci Bxlon. The natives would' " """V a stone and bruise the tree, and tb "" 'id exude a gum that would sat art, raoaad "tbv This gnm was u tit ne larger than' a chestnut w. . . - whelm a whole room with odors. It was put la closets, in cheats. In drawers. In rooms, and Its perfume adhered almost in termtnab!7 to-scything that wasauywbero near tt So when In my text I real that Christ's garments smell of myrrh I imme diately conclude tbe exquisite sweetness of Jesus. Would that you all knew His sweetness! How soon you wonid turn from all other attractlonsl It tbe philosopher leaped out of his oath in a frenzy ot joy and clapped ' his bands and rushed through the streets because be had found tbe solution of a mathematical problem, how will you feel leaping from the fountain ot a Saviour's mercy and pardon, washed clean and made white as snow, when tbe question has been solved, "How can my soul be saveJ?" Naked, frostbitten, storm-lashed soul, let Jesus this hour throw around thee tbe "garments that smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory pnlaoe." Your second curiosity is to know why tht, robes of Jesus are odorous with aloes. There Is some difference of opinion about where these aloes grow, what Is the color of tbe flower, what Is tho particular ap pearance of tbe herb. Sufllce it for you and me tcknow that aloes mean bitterness the worid'over, and when Christ comes with garments bearing tbat particular odor they suggest to me the bitterness of a Saviour's sufferings. Were there ever such nights as Jesus lived through nights on the mountains, nights on the sea, nights in tbe desert? bo eyer had such a hard re ception as Jesus bad? A hostelry the first, an unjust trial In oyer and terminer an other, a foul mouthed, yelling mob the lost. Was there a space on His back as wide as your two fingers where He was not whipped? Whs there a space on His brow an Inch square where He was not cut of the briers? When the spike struck at the instep, did it not go clear through to the hollow of the foot? Ob, long, deep, bitter pilgrimage! Aloesl Aloes I John leaned his head on Christ, but who lid Christ lean on? Five thousand men fed by the Saviour: who fed Jesus? Tbe sympathy of a Saviour's heart going out to the leper and tbe adul tress; but who soothed Christ? He had a fit plaoe neither to be born noa to die. A poor babel A poor iadl A poor young man! Not so mnoh as a taper to cheer Hi dying hours. Even tbe candle of tbe sun snuffed out. Was it not all aloes? Our sins, sorrows, teres veraon ts, losses and all the agonies of earth and hell picked up as in cue cluster and squeezed into one cup, and tbat Stressed to His lips until the acrid, nauseat ng, bitter draft was swallowed with a dis torted countenance and a shudder from head to foot and a gurgling strangulation. Aloes, aloesl Nothing but aloes. All this for Himself? All this to get the fame in the world of being a martyr? All this in a spirit of stubbornness, because Ho did not like Cn'sar? No, nol All this because He wanted to pluck me and you from hell. Because He wanted to raise me and you to heaven. Because we were lost and He wanted us found. Because we were blind, and He wanted us to see. Because we were serfs, and He wanted ns manumitted. Oh, ye in whose cup of life the saccharin has predominated; oh, ye who have bad bright and sparkling beverages, how do you feel toward Hip who tn your stead and to purchase your disnnthrallment, took the aloes, the unsavory aloes, the bitter aloes? Your third curiosity is to know why these garments of Christ are odorous with cassia. Tills was a plant which grew in India, and tbe adjoining islands. You do not care to bear what kind of a flower it had or what kind of a stalk. It is enough for me to tell you tbat it was nsed medicinally. In that land nnd in that age, wberetbey knew but little about pharmacy, cassia wns nsed to arrest many forms of disease. Ho, when in my text we find Christ eomlng with garments that smell of cassia, it suggests to me tbe henling and curative power of the Son of God. "Ob," you say, "now you have a superfluous ideal We are not sick. Why do we want cassia? We are athletic. Our respiration is per fect. Our limbs are lithe, and on bright eool days we feel we could bound like a roe." I beg to differ, my brother, from you. None of yon can be better in Dhvstcal health than I am, and yet I must say we are all sick. I have taken the diagnosis of your oase and have examined si) the best authorities on the subject, and I have to teil you that you aw "lull ol wounds nnd bruises and putre.'ylug sore wlilch have not been bound up or mollllled with ointment." The marasmus of flu is on ns the palsy, tbe dropsy, tbe leprosy. Ihe man that is expirlog to-nlRlit in the next street the allopathlo and homeo pathic doctors have given him up and his friends now standing around to take bis last word i no more eertalnlv dying as to hi body than you and 1 are uying uniesc we have taken the medicine from God's apothecary. All tbe leaves ot this Bible are onlv so many prescriptions from the Divine Physiolan, written, not in Latin, like the prescriptions of earthly physicians, bat written In plain English, do that a "man, though a fool, need not err therein." Thank God tbat the Saviour's garments smell of cassia! Suppose a man were sick, and there was. a phial on his mantelpiece with medicine he knew would cure him, and he refused to take It, what would you say of him? He Is a suicide. And what do you say of that man wbo, sick in sin, has the healing medicine of God's grace offered him and refuses to take it? If be dies, he Is a sui cide. People talk as thougb God took a man and led him out to darkness and death, as though He brought blmup to the cliffs and then pushed him off. Ob, not When a man is lost, it Is not because God pushes bim off; It is because he jumps oft. tn clden times a suicide was buried at tbe crossroads, and the people were accus tomed to throw stones npon bis grave. 80 it seems to me there may be at this time a man wbo Is destroying bis soui, nun as tuougn too angeis 01 ugu were nere 10 bury him at the point where the roala ot life and death cross each other, throwing npon tbe grave the broken law ami a gr uat pile of mi.-lmproved privileges, so that those going by may look at the fearful mound and learn what a suicide It is when sn immortal soul, for which Jesus died, put itself out of the way. According to my text, He comes "out ot Ihe ivory palaces." You know, or if you do not know I will tell yon now, thit some of tbe palaces of ol len time were adorned with Ivory. Ahab and Solomon had their homes furnished with it. Tbe tusks of African and Asiatic elephants were twisted Into nil manner of shapes, and there were stairs of Ivory, and chairs of ivory, and tables of Ivory, and floors ot lvor , and pillars of ivory, and windows of ivory, and fountains that dropped into basins of Ivory, and rooms that had ceilings ot Ivory. Oh, white and overmastering beau ty! Green tree branches sweeping tbs white curbs. Tapestry trailing the snowy floors. Brackets of light flashing on the lustrous surroundings. Silvery muslo rip pling on the beach of tbe arches. l!ie mere thought of it almost stuns mv bruin, snd you say: "Oh, if I could only have walked over such floors! If I conld have thrown myself in such a chair! It I could have beard the drip and dash of those fountains!" You shall bave something bet ter than that if vou only let C irist intro duce you. From tbat place He came, and to that place He proposes to transport you, for His "garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out ot the ivory palaces." What 1 place heaven must be! The Tulleries of the French, the Windsor Castle of the Eug lisb, the Spanish Alhambra, tbe Husmhu Kremlin, are mere dungeons compared with It! Not so many castles on either side the Rhine as on both sides ot the river of God the ivory palacesl One tor the angols. Insufferably bright, winged, fire eyed, te-n-pest charioted; one for tbe martyrs, with Dlood red robes from under the altar; one for the King, the steps ot His palace the ;rown of the church militant; one for the singers, who lead the 144,000; one for you, ransomed from sin; one for me, plucked from tho burning. Ob, tbe Ivory pnlnccs! To-day it seems to me as it tbe windows ot those palaces were illumined for some rreat victory, and I look and see, climbing tbe stairs ot Ivory and walking on floors of Ivory, some whom we knew and loved on earth. Yes, I know them. There are father and mother, not etgbty-two years and seventy-nine years, as when they left ns, but blithe and young as when on their marriage day. And there are brothers nnd sisters, merrier than when we nsed to romp across the meadows together. The . ch gone. The eanoer OTd. The J, Cow fair ire .."ury palaces! and your dear liTtle children that went out from you Christ di I not let one of them drop as He lifted them. He did not wrench one of them from yon. No they went as from one they 1 ved well to one whom they loved better. If I should take your littlo child and press Its soft face against my rough cheek, I might keep it a little while, but when you. tlto mother, came along, it would struggle to go with you. And so you stood holding your dying child when Jesus passed by lu the room, and the little one sprang out to greet Him. That is all. Your Christian dead did not go down into tho dust and the gravel and the mud. Though It rnined ail that funeral day, and the water came up to the wheel's hub ns yoti drove out to the cemetery, it made no difference to them, for they stepped from the home here to the home there, rig'it into the Ivory palaces. All Is well witb them. All is well. It is not a dead weight tbat you lift when you carry a Christian out. Jesus makes the bed up soft witb velvet promises, and He sajs: "Put her dowu here very gently. Put tbat head which will never ache again an this pillow of hallelujahs. Send up word thnt the procession is coming, lling the bells. Ring! Open your gates, ye ivorv palaces!" And so your loved ones are there. They are just ns certainly there, having died in Christ, ns that you are here. There is only one thing more they want. Indeed, there is one thing in heaven thoy bave not got. They want it. What is it? Your company. But, oh, my brother, un less you chabge your tack you cannot reach thnt harbor. You might as well take the Southern Paciflo Railroad, expecting In that direction to reach Toronto, as to go on in the way some of you aro going, nnd yet expect to reach the ivory palaces. Your loved ones are looking out of the windows of heaven now, and yet you seem to turn your back upon them. When 1 think of that place nnd think ot aiy entering it, I feel awkward. I feel as sometimes when I have been exposed to the weather, and myshoes have been be mlred, and my coat is soiled, nnd my hair is disheveled, and I stop in front ot some fine residence where I have an errand. I feel not fit to go in as I am and sit among the guests. So some ot us feel about heaven. We need to be washed; we need to be rehabilitated before we go into the Ivorv places. Eternal God, let the surges of Thy parJoning mercy roll over us. I want not only to wash my hands nnd my feet; but, like some skilled diver, standing on tbe pier head, wbo leaps Into the wave and comes up at a far distant point from where he went in, so I want to go down, and so I want to come up. O Jesus, wasb me;in tbe waves ol Thy salvatloul Aud here I ask you to solve a my-ter) that has been oppressing me for thirty years. I have been asking it of doctors of divinity who have been studying theology nail a century, ami mey nave given me no satisfactory answer. I have turned over all the books in my library, but got no solution to the question, and to-day 1 come and ask you for an explanation. By what loglo was Christ Induued to exchange tbe ivory palaces of heaven for the cruci fixion agonies of earth? I shall take the first thousand million years in heaven to study ont that problem; mean while and now taking it as the tenderest, mightiest ot all facts that Christ did come, that He came with spikes In His feet, came with thorns in His brow, came with spears In His heart, to save you and to save me. "God so love I the w rld tbat He gave His only begotcon Son, that whosoever belleveth in Uim should not perish, but bave everlasting life." O, Christ, whelm all our souls witb Thy com passion! Mow them down like summer grain with the harvesting slcklo of Tuy Brace! Ride through to-day the conqueror, Thy garments smelling "ot myrrh a:id nloes and cassia out of the ivory palacesl" Hundreds of the best artisan's ot Finland have already left their father land for Sweden and Norway, and hun dreds more will set sail for Canada and the United States during the summer to escape service as conscripts in the Russian army. The elephant has 40,000 muscles In his trunk alone, while a man has only at 1 in nis entire Dotly. Ants have brains larger In Drooor tion to the size of their bodies than any other living creature. The Duchess of Fife, accompanied by the Duke, is often seen walking In Hyde Park and Kensington Garden, ixndon. Shirt waist lengths of exclusive silk and linen materials consisting of four different shades to the set. Household. Pineapple Punch. Boil together fct five minutes a quart of water and a pound of sugar, strain and add the Juice of one lemon and one cupful o' freshly grated pineapple. Let stand for half an hour and strain again. Serve with an abundance of fine crush ed Ice, some whole raspberries and itrawberries and bits of cut pineapple. Raspberry Mousse. Mix well togeth er one pint of very thick cream, three tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar and two-thirds of a cupful of strained raspberrry juice. Whip, setting the bowl in ice water. Take off the froth as It rises and lay it on a sieve. When no more froth will rise turn the drain ed, whip carefully Into a mold with a very tight cover, butter the crack and bury in ice and salt for three hours. Turn out on a platter and serve wltt sponge cake. Rice Border with Rasrjberrles. ready a kettle of boiling water. Drop Into it one-half pound of carefully washed rice and boll hard for five min utes. Drain, turn the rice Into a dou ble boiler, add one pint of milk and two tnblespoonfuls of sugar and cook, stir ring occasionally until all the milk la absorbed. Pack Into a buttered bor der mold and set away until cold, then turn out on a large platter. Press enough berries to give one scant cupful of juice, add enough thick sugar syrup to sweeten and with this baste the rice until it has absorbed most or it. Fill the centre with raspberries, heap over them some stiffly whipped cream and garnish with some extra large ber--ies. Sardines and Spinach Mayonnaise. Arrange on a dish a little mound of cold boiled spinach. Fillet a little fish and arrange around the base and mas all with mayonnaise. Marmalade Cheese Balls. In six cot tage cheese balls make deco depres sions with a spoon. Fill with a spoon ful of orange marmalade and serve each In a little sea of sweet cream. Broiled Liver and Mushrooms. Sea son tbree tablespoonfuls of salad oil with a teaspoonful of salt and a salt spoonful of pepper. Cut a pound of calf's liver in inch square pieces; pour boiling water over, and let stand fif teen minutes; then drain. Clean and cut into quarters ten spring mush rooms. Roll liver and mushrooms In the oil and string alternately on skew ers (two to a person), and broil for ten minutes over a slow, clear fire, cooking on all sides. Pour over a gill of maitre de hotel butter and arrange around a pint of cold boiled asparagus tips, well nridulated with the Juice of a lemon. The white part of the asparagus need not be wanted, as it is fine for a puree Bananas In Chocolate. Peel six bnn anns and bake in a hnlf-inch of water, to which the Juice of an orange has been added. When done carefully re move fruit to a glass dish: add to the syrup two tablespoonfuls of sugar and a quarter tablet of grated sweet choco late; simmer for ten minutes, and pour over the fruit. Serve cold with whip ped cream. Industrial. ha J" a '-' " as ' ' 1800 a ye . ; Area of w m. nryA'avsx-.-r' 1,801 square miles. Rochester marbtecutters now enjoy the eight-hour day. It is said that spme of the sheep farms in Australia are as large as tht whole of England. It is estimated that about - 400.000 acres of land in the United States are planted with vines. The sprinkler fitters of St. Louis won a strike for eight hours and $2.50. Hel pers are now paid $1.75. Eastern capitalists are to establish a structural steel plant at Menominee, Mich., which will employ GOOD hands. No one in Switzerland is allowed to Import yellow phosphorous for matehei but only for scientific or medical uses. While Canada's tax on Chinese Im migrants is to be increased. Japanese are to be permitted to come in free only for Imperial reasons. There has been a considerable In crease in the wages of iron moulders all over the United States. In general, the increase has reached 10 per c.-nt. Slate pencils are marie in Tennessee from slate dust and other ingredients compressed by hydraulic means. One concern made 25.000.000 in a year. Belgium exports 2.200,000 dressed rab bits yearly to Kngland. They weigh from six to eight pounds apiece and the rabbit crop sells for $1,170,000 on the average. Cleveland meat cutters and packers demanded an advance of 25 cents per day. The advance conceded them, ac cording to the company, amounts to about 17 cents per day. A committee of Iron moulders called on Governor Mount, of Indiana, and protested against the employment of paroled prisoners from the Reforma tory in a foundry in Louisville. Burlington, la., people have raised $30,000 of the $100,000 which they are asked to subscribe in stock in order to secure a new railway that will run north from that city and penetrate new territory. In Baltimore considerable Interest has been aroused by the statement of the City Register that when the Board of Estimates fixes the tax rate for next year he will vote to reduce it from the present figure to $1.75. An agreement has been reached be tween representatives of the Washing ton breweries and their employes which establishes a uniform work day of ten hours in local breweries and raiwo the scale of wages of all brewery work ers from S to 20 per cent. A working miner In a coal pit In September, 1890, a master of arts of London University in June, 189(5. That is the remarkable record of Thomas Reese, M. A., who has just been ap pointed to a professorship at Brecon College, one of the leading theological Institutions in the principality. Worcester Iron moulders recently pre sented a demand for a minimum wage of $3 a dav and the abolition of piece work, and succeeded In obtain ing an agreement with five of tbe eleven foundries of Worcester, gaining every point except the pay, which they compromised on at $2.75 minimuaa. The Illinois Central is constructing a freight car yard at New Orleans which will have 28 miles of tracks and will hold 8600 cars. The yard is being so arranged that cars can be distributed from the receiving point to any other point by gravity. This will save an Immense expense for switching cars In. It Is reported that the Oliver Iron Mining Company has leased the Bessie mine at Humboldt, Mich., and that it will be started up soon. It is also re ported that the Oliver Company Is negotiating for the old Humboldt mine, which was active for more than twenty years and produced almost 800.000 tons of ore. It has been idle for some years. The railroad coal mines In the Pitts burg district are being operated to their fullest capacity. Operatores in some parts of the field are complaining of a scarcity of cars and also a lack of men. One of the largest operators In the district said that from present Indications the tonnage of the North west shipped over the lake this sea son wll reach s.000.000 tons. The ship ments last season amounted to about 4.600,000.