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B. F. SCHWEIER, THE COnSTITUTIOH - THE Union AtlD THE EnFORCEHEttT OF THE UWS. Editor and Proprietor. VOL. JAY. MIFFL.INTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1900 NO. 27 x mm ft WILLIAM J) LACK. CHAPTER VII. (Continued.) Towards evening the weather improv ed considerably; the wind abating the . clouds banking themselves up into heavy masses overhead; while along the west ern skies there were silver rifts that seemed slowly and steadily widening. In deed, the heavy darkness overhead mads that white glory in the west all the more vivid and alluring; and when at length, through some sudden parting of the clouds, a flood of sunlight swept across the cornfields ' and the hedges and the daisied meadows, the effect was quite be wildering. The evening drew on apace, bnt mo mentarily it became more beautiful. It really seemed as if we bad come out from under those lurid storm clouds into a region of mellow radiance and perpet ual calm. The still surface of the canal was a golden pathway before ua; over head such spaces of the sky as were now clear were of a pals blue, just touched here and there with a flake of saffron cloud. Of course, this brilliancy could not last. Slowly the wild fires in the west paled down. As we drew near to Radford Simele there was a wan twi light on the water, and as we stole through the outskirts of Leamington Pri ors the windows and lamps gleamed or ange through the gathering gray dusk. Late that night Mrs. Threepenny-bit happened to bethink her of putting post age stamps on the letters that bad occu pied her in the afternoon; and while do ing so she pushed one of the envelopes across the little table to Miss Peggy. - "There, Peggy, do you see to whom I have been writing?" The young lady took up the letter and read the address: "To Colonel Sir Ewen Cameron. V. O. K. C. B.. Aldershot Camp. Hampshire." But with regard to the contents of the letter the astute small person chose to hold her peace. CHAPTER VIII. "Tour servant, colonel!" says a tall and slim young lady, as she appears at the door of the saloon and makes a very fair imitation of a military salute. But if Mrs. Threepenny-bit or Colonel Anne, as she is supposed to be has any wish to check the young person's imper tinence, it so happens that she has just had the means placed at her disposal. "Look here, Peggy," she says, "Mr. Duncombe has been over to the town, and was kind enough to ask for letters. This one is for yon; and the postmark ts Oxford.! ; ' "Oh, thankyou," Miss Peggy says to the young man; "I'm sure I never should have thought of asking for letters at Warwick." "But, Peggy," ssys Mrs. Threepenny bit, "the postmark is Oxford; what friends have you in Oxford?" "It may be a bill," she Bays, carelessly, as she takes the envelope in her hand and proceeds to open it. "Oh, no, it's from Mr. A'Becket." She ran her eye over the two or three pages in a negligent fashion. "Oh, he can't get away at present. Did I tell you he spoke of coming over to Warwick to see how we were gettinf along? And and there are some in acriptions in a church in Bath that wi are to look at. Then there are kind re gards and remembrances to everybody That's all." Now. Miss Peggy was in the highest o: spirits, and as we walked along the pleas ant country road toward the town, she appeared to have taken leave of her senses altogether. Perhaps the unaccus tomed sunlight had got into her brain: perhaps she was enjoying a fierce delight In her release from the strict surveillance that hemmed her in on board the "Name less Barge;" at all events, a dafter lassie could not that morning have been found within the shores of these three islands. "I say," she asks, just as if this sud denly confidential appeal were the most natural thing in the world, "what is the matter with Mr. Duncombe?" "You, most likely." "What do you mean?" "Well, he may have been forming ex alted ideas of the feminine character. Young men are soft-headed enough to do that sometimes, yon know. And thi n tee may have seen a young lady unblush ingly open a letter yes, and read the contents aloud, too a letter from a middle-aged Oxford don whom she has bam boozled out of his senses. He may have been shocked by such a display of cal lousness." "Oh, nothing of the sort. Don t you make any mistake." says Miss Peggy, with decision. "There Is something trou bling him something serious. What do you think now about that letter last night V she continues.- "Do you think Queen Tita has asked Col. Cameron to ecnie and sail with us for a bit?" "More likely she has written to tell him we shall be returning through the southern counties, and asking him if he would care to ride over from Aldershot, when we are at some near point, and lunch with us." - "What is Col. Cameron like?" "When yon see him. you will probably rsll him a lone, red-headed Scotchman. "Rather blunt aha overbearing, la her "Overbearing! He comes of the same stock as the gentle Lochlel. "And yet the Camerons are a fighting race, aren't they?" ... "Oh. yes. tbev have done a little in thr.t way. now and again, during the past cen- ta-yi s'ouU-nke to see him." she .-v.. simply; and then her attention is claim ed by the buildings of the town of War wick, which lies before us. When we got back to the hotel the Muaniniity of our small party received In .""exited shock. We had discover ed that the Avon is not nuvigable be tter uSUa and Tewkesbury; and so we had resolved to get Severn I v lb;- Warwick uuJ kinum ham Canal. Meanwhile we could cer tainly get by canal as far as Stratford, out as we should have to tun, back there it was propped, i- 'onS over this part ox n on tne . Kid ran Captain Columbus, wnue wa. lgB to "f. jack Dun- oar astonisnmem . " .:. 'tSZMT nnder care of ".",.,. while we should run through to Stratford by rail. wn our astonishment to heai r JacE must ask you fc to o very sorry, but I fear I sn an back to town. Of course, breaking up the party; you can easily get someone to take my place. I assure you I am sorry enough to go, for the trip so far has been most delightful; and you will aoon be getting to even more inter esting districts; but i tninc yes. x think it will be safer if yon count me out." For a second there was an awkward silence; Mrs. Threepenny-bit seemed afraid to ask him the reason for this sud den resolve. "I hope it is nothing serious?" she ven tured to say, however. "Oh, no, I think not," he said, evasive ly; and then he added: "I should fancy yon would find it all plain sailing now nntU you get to the Severn: and then you'll want a steam tug or something of the kind to taki yon down to Bristol." He was talking In quite a matter-of-fact fashion; but be seemed depressed a little. Then, when luncheon was over, he s" he would walk along Jto the tsla graph office, and loin us subsequently at the castle, whither we were shortly bound. At the same moment Miss Peggy went away to her own room, to fetch her guide books; and the instant she had shut the door behind her Queen Tita was free to express her astonishment and her suspicions. "Now really do yon think that wretch has been at her tricks again?" she de mands. "What wretch? What tricks?" "Why, what should be be going away for so suddenly if he hadn't quarreled with her?" she says. "Surely he can't be so hard hit that he must needs be mightily offended because she has been amusing herself a little with Mr. A'Beck et, and getting a letter or two?" "You don't imagine he is such a fool? What could it matter to him her getting twenty dozen letters from Mr. A'Beck et r "Oh, you don't know. She is pretty clever at leading people on, even when she pretends to be most innocent. How ever, if he wishes to go, I suppose wa must let him go. And it would be such a chance to get Col. Cameron to come alone.! When we got back to our hotel after having rummaged through one or two bric-a-brac shops, that are well known to lovers of useless furniture and cracked plates, we found a telegram lying on the trble addressed to our young playwright. He took it up nud opened the envelope. "Yes," he said, "it is as I feared. I mnst go back to town to-morrow." That same night was to be the last that onr little party, as hitherto consti tuted, was to assemble together; and at the modest banquet that was meant to console us for our lack of dinner the two women folk were unmistakably inclined to be complaisant to the young man. His hostess was very kind to him, and . not only renewed her expressions of regret at his going, bnt once more urged his re turn when that might be practicable for him. "Oh, I shall be glad enough to get back if I can," said he which he hardly would have said had he been going away in resentment of Miss Peggy's conduct; and now he was affecting to be more cheerful, though he was not in a very gay mood, we could see. "At all events, Mr. Duncombe," Peggy says to him, "we shall hope to find you with ua again soon and to have the ben efit of yonr ad rice. I am sure we can't say how. indebted we are to you for your help in getting us along as far as we have got. Soon thereafter for it had been a long and busy day there was a general de parture for our respective quarters; and the Warwick Arms subsided into the general silence that lay over the sleeping town. CHAPTER IX. There was a welcome bustle of prepar miinn tnr thff tmflt had been snccesafnllv brought along to Stratford and bad now to be provisioned for tne resumption or our voyage; likewise we had to write our i-f L.ttuT-u tukfnr hiddinff rood-bv to civilization and once more disappearing . . 1 ! - M 1 1 into tne unicnown. in cue uirasi 01 uu this Miss 'Peggy appears, just a little breathless. "Say, now. what is yonr friend like she asks, with some eagerness. "What friend?" saya Queen Tita. "Why, Col. Cameron, of course. Is he very tall, and thin, and sandy-haired: ;k .mall mimfai'he. that has a streak of gray in It; and blue-gray eyes that look at you well, as ir mey uau seen you before V "Yes. that is rather like him. But what do yon mean, Peggy? He isn't come al ready, is he?" "Well, it can't be he, either," she con tinues. "He wouldn't think of going boating in a costume like that a frock coat, and a tall hat, yellow gloves, patent leather boots. Well, if it is yonr friend, he looks as if he had just stepped out of Pall Mall." "But where did yon see him?" "Whoever he is, he is down below, in the hall. "In this hotel?" "Yes; and and he looked at me as I oassed him as if he thought I might be long to your party." ... "Of course it is Col. Cameron r Mrs. Threepenny-bit exclaims at once. "Go away down and ask him to come up. Peggy." "Me?" says the girl, in some alarm. "Oh, I couldn't. I don't know him. There might be a mistake." "Well, I suppose I must go myself, she says, putting back her chair; and therewith she leaves the room and pro ceeds downstairs to receive her new vis- ""'i sag." observes Miss Peggy, with some disappointment, "it that la Col Cameron, he isn't like a soldier at all. He is just like one of those icicled crea tures you see walking in St. James" street, stiff and starched and polished to the very finger tips and the toes, and looking at you with a cold, blank stare of indifference.' "Do yon know this, Miss Peggy, that if rou only got a glimpse of him aa you came by, you managed to bring away pretty faithful portrait." ' There were voices without: the next moment Queen Tita appeared, followed by a tall, thin, sun-tanned person who carried his hat in one hand and his um brella in the other. When he waa In troduced to Miss Peggy, his eyes rested on her for a second with a kindly look, as if there had already been some alight acquaintance between them; no doubt he . . ,ht she waa of onr party when she had nasMl him below. The. he sat down ana yntCT that he had received onr manageress a telegram in London only the night before, and had come straight away down the first thing in the morning to see what was wanted of him. - "You know. Sir Ewen," said Mrs. Threepenny-bit, with much cheerfulness, "I cannot let yon come with ua unless j on quite understand all the provisions you will have to pot up with. Don't you think you ought to go and see the boat; then you would know a little better what to expect." uu: i heard el! about your project be fore you started," said he, with a kind f gentle persuasiveness, "and I envied you. I never thought I was to be so fortunate as to be asked to join you; and now that I am here, I think your dittV culty will be to get rid of me.' If you don't mind, I thiuk I will go out and see if 1 can pick up a few boating things. I suppose in a riverside place one may find what one wants. And which did you say was the next town you would come to?" "Worcester." "Then I will telegraph to Aldershot when I am out. I suppose I shall find you here when I come back." The moment he had gone Mrs. Threepenny-bit turned to her young friend. "Well?" she said, with a kind of pride. But Miss Peggy answered nothing. "Well?" she said again. "What do you think of him, Peggy?" "Of course I don't know yet," said the young lady, evasively. "I thought he would look more like a soldier; be la like like anybody else." "Did you expect to find him wearing his Victoria Cross? Of course he came away just as he waa. It is a soldier's ride to be able to start at a moment's notice." It was near midday when we were ready to start; but when we did get away our departure was most auspicious. There was a kind of general elation In Kctting forth; and then everything looked cheerful in the welcome sunlight: and there were warm, sweet . airs blowing it bout: all promised well. Our colonel hnd greatly pleased his hostess with bis raises' of the arrangements on board; he wits delighted with everything, and esnec-iully surprised that he could stand upright in the saloon. Then Captain Co lumbus bad been duly complimented on his suoress in bringing the boat through; end Murdoch, who was at first rathe overcome with awe on hearing the name of our new guest, had been driven out of his senses with pride and gratification when Inverfask was considerate enough to address a few words to him in his na live tongue; and finally, at the very last moment, a messenger bad come running town to the canal side with a parcel, for vhich Miss Peggy bad been anxiously In lairing ever since she came to Strat ford. "And what is that, Peggy?" asks her hostess, looking at the long thing that has jurt been handed into the boat. "Guess." "Some magical kind of sunahade, is it 7" "No: it's a fishing-rod an American .me; I sent for it a long time ago, and have been wondering whether it waa ver going to arrive. They say our Amer- ?nn rods are very good; I hope this one w ill turn out all right. "And since when have you taken to tishing, Peggy?" she asks. ' "Oh, it isn't for -myself; it's for him,1 the young lady answers, indicating not uninterested bystander "Oh, it's for him, is it? Well, he can't wear that at his watch chain ! says Mrs. Spitfire; and therewith she withdraws Into the anloon, to beg Col. Cameron not lo bother any more with those Ordnance Survey maps. (To be continued.) Tks Arrzsgeasots for tks National TorB8rsf Festival Cocpteto. A Splendid Week of Amusements Pro vided For Large Exhibition in the Base Ball Park Performances in the Academy of Music Summer Night's Festival and Excursion to Coney Island. All details of the National Turn Fest for the week of June 18-23 in Philadel phia, are now complete and the various committees have made their final re ports as to the programs and the dif ferent features of the tournament. At the general meeting last night the af fairs were fully canvassed and it was found that the arrangements fare far more elaborate than at any former oc casion of a similar nature. The daily proceedings are now specified and as agreed upon will not only make this Household. RECIPES. Rhubarb Jelly. Take some rhubarl and wipe It with a clean wet cloth. Dee it and cut it into pieces an Inch long co eacn pound 01 rnDarn add tnree quarters or a pound of white suaar Put It to boll for about ten minutes 01 until the Juice is well dra'wn. ' Strain ii into a preserving pan, let it noil quickly until it clings to the spoon and pour intc jam pots or moulds. The quickest wa) to Know ii it win set la to drop a Httl an a plate to cool. Rhubarb Pie. Line deep pie pana with plain crust, mix nair.a teacup of sugai and a spoonful of flour; sprinkle ovei the cruat; then add the pie plant cut one, sprinkle tnicK witn sugar. Set li -a slow oven and bake one hour, or stev the pie plant in a little thin syrup befor putting In the pantry. Egg Puffs. With fruit soups, that an so appetizing at this time of year, th Germans serve delicious egg puffs. Le come to a boll one cup of milk, to whlcl la added one tablespoonful of butter an a saltspoonful of salt. Stir in one cup ful of flour and cook until the mixture cleaves from the pan. When cook stl In, one at a time, three eggs, beating eacn one in very thoroughly. Oroi walnut-sized piece Into simmering (not Dolling) salted water and poach three t Ave minutes. Halibut Savory. Make a sauce of one teaspoonful each of butter and flout and one cup of hot milk In which "pea" of soda has been dissolved. Cook until smooth and then add a gill of strained tomato liquor, a baJf-teaspoon ful of onion juice, saltspoonful of salt and dust of cayenne. Stir In laat one and one-half cups of flaked cold cooked fish, toss and stir until the fish Is heated through and serve on crisp buttered toafi. Mead. One gallon of water, one pound of loaf sugar, one-half ounce of ginger, one lemon sliced and the seeds removed, one teacupful of yeast. Let it stand over night to ferment, then pour off without stirring; add to each bottle one raisin and cork tightly. HKNRY D. AUER, Chairman of the Arrangements Com mittee for the Twenty-Eight National Turners' Festival. Turn Fest from a gymnastic and ath letic standpoint, the most prominent of the series, but from a social point the Philadelphia Turn Pest will oe long remembered by the Turners of America. The festivities will begin on the even ing of Monday, June 18, when in the Academy of Music there will lake place an entertainment for the local Turners and their friends, at which will be pre sented an allegorical reproduction of the evolution of German Turning. The participants will be members of the local turning and tne uerman singing societies of this city. The performance llllilfvention Ginger Beer. For ginger beer take one large spoonful of pulverized ginger, one of cream of tartar .one pint of yeast, one pint of West India molasses and six, quarts of water; stir thoroughly and set in a warm place. When It be gins to ferment bottle and cork tight. It will make a very nice drink. If liked one can add two teaspoonfuls of es sence of sassafras or wlntergreen for flavoring. Spanish Pudding. Scald three cupfuls of milk in a double boiler; beat together four eggs, one-quarter of a cupful of granulated sugar mixed with one-third of a cupful of sifted flour and one-quarter of a teaspoon of salt, and add grad ually one cupful of cold milk; pour the mixture Into the scalded milk, stir until smoothly thickened, then cover and cook for fifteen minutes; take from the fire, add one teaspoonful of butter and one teaspoonful of vanilla, and press through a sieve into a baking dish; mix together one-half of a cupful of sugar, two squares of chocolate grated, and one tablespoonful of powdered cin namon: spread over the top of the pu ding, bake In a hot oven for ten minuter and eerva- We are altogether too dependent upon society for pleasure and profit. Absence makes the heart grow fond er. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Things ill-got had ever bad success. . RICHARD PERTUCH. Conductor ,, of fae National Turners' . . . .Festival. has been arranged by a committee well versed In such affairs, and the per formance will be attractive both from a dramatic and musical standpoint. The various classes of men and women, boys and girls of the different turning societies of Philadelphia and Camden will give exhibitions in ' the different branches of turning, while the singing societies will be heard in choruses ap propriate for the occasion. The dally programme has been ar ranged as follows: Monday, June 18. Academy of Music at 8 P. M., Centre play of the history of Turning as developed by the Ger mans. Tuesday, June 19. Reception and enter tainment of the directors of the North American Turner . Bund. Wednesday, June 20. Reception of the visitors at the railroad depots. Wel come of the guests by the directors. Meeting of the Judges of the vari ous prize contests for agreement of points and rules to govern the con tests. Thursday. June 21. Class competitions at Goos' Washington Park. , The afternoon will be. devoted to the contests in fencing, wrestling, club swinging, gymnastic exercises by the scholars of the turning schoo's of Philadelphia. The rehearsals for the mass exercises of the 6,000 tur ners from all Bections of the United States will also take place during the afternoon. In the evening - a genuine German Volksfest will take place. Friday. June 22.-7 A. M., the bicycle and relay races will be started, after which the competition for Individual prizes for apparatus work In gymn astics will follow, at conclusion of which the field sports will be pro ceeded with. The above will take place In Goos' Washington Park. At 8 P. M. the Golden Jubilee of the North American Turner Bund will be celebrated In Industrial Hall with a "Commers. Saturday. June 23. 10 A. M.. swim ming contests In the Schuylkill river below the Callowhlll street bridge. It M., assembling of all Turner Ver elne of the United States, at In dustrial Hall, for parade. March to begin at 1 o'clock. At 8 P. M., at the Philadelphia Base Ball Park, the grand mass exhibitions or gymnas tics and calisthenics will take place, and in which .000 drilled scholars from all sections of the Union will participate. The different sporting contests will at that time take place. At. 8 P. M., the awarding of prizes will proceed at Washington Park, after which a Summemight's Fes tival will be held until midnight. Sunday, June 24. The attending tur ners will be taken to Coney Islandj for the day. The party will leavel on a special train, and on arrival) ... 1 1 1 W . I. n n ,1-1 ,1 will w lllir L vjr Luc oiwijru ailU New York singing societies, ifonday, June 25. The visiting turners will be taken on jaunts throughout the city and environs and spend the day In sight-seeing. The most attractive feature of the Turn Fest, as far as the general public Is concerned, is the exhibition of mass exercises in the Philadelphia Base Ball Park, on the afternoon of Saturday, June 23. On that occasion will be pre sented the largest mass exhibition of calisthenics that has ever been seen on this continent, and thereafter the prise sporting contests will take place. The technical affairs of the Turn Fest will be under the charge of Prof. Richard Pertuch. Festival Director, who is one of the most proficient and expert physical culturlst in this country. The fact that nettle fiber hag of late teen found to produce the finest tissues ibtainable from any vegetable source ias led to a project in Germany to In- :roduce the cultivation of nettles In the Kameran region of Africa. If the ex periment Is successful, the enterprise will be undertaken on a large scale In ronnectlon with the weaving Indus Ties. Among the most remarkable glimpses nto bidden corners of nature that re lent scientific advance has afforded are 'he frequent discoveries of mlcro-or. fanlsms In unexpected places, where. they produce phenomena heretofore mppo seel to arise from other causes. For Instance. Dr. A. Pettersen. of Cp sala, Sweden, bus ascertained that In preparations of meat and fish contain ing, for purposes of preservation, salt to the amount of 15 per cent, mlcro- jrganisms grow luxuriantly, and he includes that the flavors and odors that are peculiar to various salt con serves nr edue to the micro-organisms with which they are crowded. At the latest annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Prof. L a Russell called attention to the recent discovery that many of the swamps and lakes In the southern peninsula of Michigan are rch In calcareous marl, suitable for making Portland cement Although partly composed of shells, the Michigan marl Is principally a :bemical precipitate which is still being formed. The precise method of Its for mat Ion Is not yet understood. The eu ply is practically Inexhaustible. Largs cement works have lately bean ot structed. others are In contemplation, and Prof. Russell says that Michigan can easily take a leading place In that Industry. In 181)3 the Japanese government ap pointed an investigating committee on earthquakes. This committee, which has now nearly completed its labors, re ports, among other things, that It seems likely that one part or another of Japan will be visited by a destruc tive earthquake once In every two and a half years. That portion of the land bordering the Japan Sea is seldom dis turbed by other than local earthquakes, while the Pacific coast of the country frequently suffers from great shocks originating under the ocean. When a region Is shaken by constantly recur ring small earthquakes. It appears to be rendered safe against the occurrence of Sestrtictlve shocks, because the accum ulation of stress In the earth's crust at that point is prevented. Prof. E. H. Barbour, of the Univer sity of Nebraska, after comparing his own observations In 1895 with those In 1899, and collecting the opinions of oth er visitors' to the National Park, ex presses the fear that within a decade many of the scenes now most attractive in the wonderful Yellowstone Valley will have disappeared. He gives de tails showing that nearly all the hot springs and geysers have declined In activity. "Old Faithful" geyser still does honor to Its name, but the interval between Its eruptions, formerly an hour, has Increased to 75 or 80 min utes. Meanwhile there seems to be an Increase of ebullition In the water of the greatest of all the geysers, the Ex celsior, whose outbursts hare always been separated by Irregular periods. covering years at a stretch, and there Is hope that It may be preparing another exhibition of Its power. new discovery are two fuller's earth mines that have been worked for a long time. One is known as the Ward mine and the other Is owned by the Standard Oil Company. The product Is used largely for refining crude oil. Hitherto these two old mines have regulated the supply and the price of the article and enormous profits are said to have been realised from them. It Is estimated that the fuller's earth found In this new vein can be put on the market ready for commercial uses at one-third the cost possible from any other mine. Some of the more Important uses to which this material is now put, with excellent results, are the following: L In making baby's powders ol great healing properties for the skin. 2. In refining all kinds of crude oils 3. For distilling whiskies and brew ing beer. 4. In the manufacture of all kind of vaselines. 6. Packing-houses use It for refinini lards, oleomargarines, buttertnes and cottolenes. These commodities cauuot be made without the use of fuller's earth. & As a foundation for manufactur ing all kinds of laundry and toilet soaps. 7. A new use recently discovered for fuller's earth la that the wool manu facturers wash old wool with it, as It Is a great absorber of all oils and re fuse matter found In raw wool. Naming the Prlace of Wales. About six hundred years ago there was a king of England Edward I. who subdued the people of Wales. Af ter conquering the Welsh he was anx ious to get their good-will, and so, when It happened that his first Imhy rince waa bora, in Carnarvon, in Wales, bo bad a bright Idea. He an nounced that his boy was a native of Wales one who could speak Welsh Just aa well as any other tongue (tu was) true, as the baby was but a few weeks old), and be should therefore be the people's own prince, Edward. Prince of Wales. Twenty-three years after this baby became King of England, and about fifty years later his grandson had ass igned to him, as the third Prince of Wales, the crest and motto which has been borne by all the English kings' tons who have since that day had the title. The crest is three ostrich feath ers, and the motto Is the sentence, "Ich dlen" "I serve." It was given to the Black Prince, a boy of great promise, who fought bravely at the battle of Crecy. Forward. SERMON T Uto. Br. Calnias A Thilfty Habit. "Stinginess Is one thing and an ob servance of excessive nicety In finan cial details Is another," said a Western man who is worth a good deal of mon ey. "As an example I will cite a rich old uncle I once had. He was a mill ionaire and not stingy, but he watched the pennies like a hawk, and he was so exacting that everybody said be was the meanest man in tne county: bnt he wasn't, for he gave away S10. 000 a year In various charities that h would not let the recipients mention. But to the case in point. One day I asked him for a nickel for car faro, telling him I would return it when I got some change, but I forgot all about It, Three months after that It occur red to the old gentleman to be very Dice to his five nephews and nieces, and at Christmas four of them received checks for $5,000 each, while mine was for $l,9l)'J.!)3. It was just his way, don't you see? I owed him that nickel and he wanted It." Virtue is the shoeing horn of jus tice. They who have much to lose have much to fear. A wise man is never less alone than when be is alone. The testimony of a good conscience Is the glory of a good name. What we ardently wish, we soon be lieve. QUAIL-HUNTING IN EGYPT. Half Million m Tear Ensnared by Natives. Much has been said lately of the cap ture of quail In Egypt, touching the protest made by Frenchmen against carrying the birds across French terri tory for English use. Until this mat ter rose nobody seemed to know that quail existed In Egypt, but they do by the millions. The passage of bands of quail over the coast of the delta of the Nile, from Port Said to Alexandria, begins In Sep tember and lasts a month and a half, the birds arriving In little groups and alighting on the dunes. Generally the chase is made by means of nets of five meters high, which the natives extend on cords fastened to poles, in the fashion ot curtains gild Ing on their rods. Iu reality the net Is double. The first near the side of the sea Is of meshes very large and loose, but on the back Is another net where the bird wfll real ly come and perch Itself In the folds formed by this second net of small meshes. There Is another method of capture which Is more picturesque. Rows of dried branches are placed on the shore. At the foot of each branch Is disposed a tuft of fresh herbs. In the middle of which is arranged an opening which ends In a snare. The quail, tired by Its journey, takes refuge In the branch, without figuring to Itself that It Is going to put Itself Into a trap where a native will surprise It and kill It With these perfected means of de struction. It Is not astonishing that each year more than half a million ot these poor little birds are taken. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. NEW FIND OF FULLER'S EARTH. Deposits of TJnnanal Parity Discovered In Florida. There has just been brought to light sear the Ockloclnee River, fourteen milea west of Tallahassee. FIs what is believed by experts to be one of the most wonderful pure veins of fuller's earth ever discovered In any country It Is said to yield, at the expenditure of very little labor. Immense quantities of fuller's earth, which stands the 100 test that la to say, there is no waste. Nearly all mines of the kind contain! besides the valuable commodity, rock, flint gravel, sand, etc, bnt this la abso lutely free of all such substances. Fuller's earth Is a soft clay and It has many uses. Half a century ago It waa little mined In England, and was so The rage after desires unattainable I valuable there that exportation of It is increased oy tae auncuity. I WM prohibited. Applause is the spur of noble minds. Twelve mil IS from the Place. Of the Electric Fish f the Mile. Prof. Francis Gotch describes the electric fish of the Nile, of which the Egyptians made pictures thousands of years ago, and which still inhabits the waters of that river, as being provide I with an electric organ that encloses the whole body. It is situated in the skin, and when viewed with a microscope Is seen to be composed of about 2,000.00.) beautifully formed little disks, super posed upon connected rows of minute om pertinents in which are the terrain tls of nerves. The shock is produce J by an Intense current which traverse the entire organ from the head to the tall of the fish, returning through tbe surroundings. It stuns small fish iu the neighborhood. Prof. Gotch likens Its action to that of a self-loading and self -discharging gun. The electromo tive force of the organ in a fish only eight Inches long can, he asserts, at tain the surprising maximum of 200 volts. A single giant nerve-cell at tbe head of the spinal column is the source of the impulses which discharge the organ. Fortifl L "Wtmt're you doin' wid de new alarm clock?" asked Plodding Pete. "I had to git it," answered Meander- tog Mike. "Last night I dreamed was workln' an' I'm goln' to set .dis every two or three hours so aa not to take any chances. Washington Star 8aaJet Tha Boll ol HomiwA Tribute to . Kveryday Ilarocs la tha riaal Read. JuUMM They Will Kecalva tha Crown of Valor. Copyright nwo.1 WAsnrNGTOw, D. C Dr. Talmaue, who is now preaching to large audiences in the great cities of England and Scotland, sends this discourse, in which he shows that many who in this world pass as of little importance will in the day of hnol readjustment be crowned with high honor; text, 11 Timothy ii, 3, "Thou therefore endure hardness. Historians are not slow to acknowledge the merits of great military chieftains. We have the full length portraits of tbe Cromwells, the Washingtons, the Napo leons and the Wellingtons of the world. History is not written in back ink, but with red ink of human blood. The gods of human ambition do not drink from bowls made out of silver or gold or pre cious stones, but out of the bleached skulls of the fallen. But I am now to un roll before you a scroll of heroes that the world has never acknowledged those who faced no guns, blew no bugle blast, con quered no cities, chained no captives to their chariot wheels, and yet in the great day of eternity will stand higher than some of those whose names startled the nations and seraph and rapt-spirit and archangel will tell their deeds to a listen ing universe. I mean the heroes of com mon, everyday life. In this roll in the first place I find all the heroes of the sick room. When Satan had failed to overcome Job, he said to God, "Put forth Tuy hand and touch his bones and his flesh, and he will curse Thee to Thy face." Satan had found out that which we have all found out that sickness is the greatest test of one's char acter. A man wno can stand that can stand anything. To be shut in a room as fast as though it were a hostile, to be so nervous you cannot endure the tap of a child's foot, to have luscious fruit, which tempts the appetite of the robust and healthy, excite our loathing rnd disgust when it first appears on the platter; to have the rapier of pain strike through the side or across the temple like a razor or to put the foot into a vise or throw the whole body into a blaze of fever. Yet there have been men and women, but ! more women than men. who have cheer fully endured this hardness. through years of exhausting rheumatisms and ex cruciating neuralgias they have gone and through bodily distress that rasped the nerves and tore the muscles and naled the cheeks and stooped the shoulders. By the dull light of the sick room taper they saw on their wall the picture of that land where the inhabitants are never sick. Through the dead silence of the night they heard the chorus ot the angels. The cancer ate away her life from week to week and day to day. and she became weaker and weaker and every "good night" was feebler than the "good night" belore, yet never sad. The children looked up into her face and saw suffering trans formed into a heavenly smile. Those who suffered on the battlefield amid shot and shell were not more heroes and heroines than those who. in .ie held hospital and in the asvlum. had fevers which no ice ! 1J 1 i v. i .A couiu cool unu uu surgery i-uiv. i.u tsuuub of a comrade to cheer them, but numbness and aching and homesickness, vet willing to suffer, confident in God, hopeful of heaven. Heroes ot rheumatism, heroes ot neuralgia, heroes of spinal complaint, he roes oil sick headache, heroes of lifelong invalidism, heroes and heroines! They shall reign for ever and ever. Hark! 1 catch just one note of the eternal anthem, "There shall be no more pain!" Itless God for that! In this roll I also find the heroes of toil. who do their work uncomplainingly. It is comparatively easy to lead a regiment into batte when you know that the whole nation will applaud the victory, it is com paratively easy to doc-tor the sick when you know that your skill will be appre ciated by a large company of friends nnd relatives, it is comparatively easy to ad dress an audience when in the gleaming ryes and flushed checks you know that your sentiments are adopted, but to do sewing when you expect the employer will come and thrust his thumb through the work to show how iniertect it is or to have the whole garment i.,rown back on you to be done over a?ain; to build a wall and know there will be no one to say you did it well, but only a swearing employer howling across the scaffold; to work until your eyes are dim and your bnck aches a ad your heart faints, and to know that if you stop before night your children will starve! Ah, the sword lias not slain so many as the needle! The treat liattlefields of our civil war were not Hettyshurg and Miuon ana oouiu jcounv Wbera It Hoa'd Do Most Uoo - He "Do you think your father ha; told anyone yet of our engagement? She "Yes, I think I heard blm say he had told some of his creditors." Harlem Life. Prom Church to Mtilrt Factory Tbe First Baptist Church In Dover pa., tuts converted a building formerly used for social gatherings into a shirl factory, where members of the church are given preference in employment Five per cent, of tbe wages of the em ployes go into a fund for church work Gotham's Heavy Expense Aooonni. Gross expenses of the State of New York In the year 1809, It Is computed. amounted to $25,000,000, of which nea ly 10 per cent was necessary to pay tary in new lore, saying: I ?nsnx you for that $23. Until yesterday we have had no meat in our house for three months. We have suffered terribly. My children have no shoes this winter. And of those people who have only a half loaf of bread, but give a piece of it to others who are hungrier, and of those who have only a scuttle of coal, but help others to fuel, and of those who have only a dollar in their pocket and give twenty five cents to somebody else, and of that father who wears a shabby coat and of that mother who wears a faded dress, that their children may be well anuar- eled. You call them paupers or ragamuf- hns or emigrants. I call them heroes and heroines. You and 1 may not Know where they live or what their name is. God knows, and they have more angels novenng over mem man you ana t nave, nd they will have a higher ai-i-.t in heaven. I'hev tnav have onlv a cud of cold water to give a poor traveler or may have only picked a splinter trom the nan ot a cinid s linger or have put only two mites into the treasury, but the Lord known them. Considering what they had, they ilid more than we have ever dtine, and theif faded dress will become a white role. and the small room will be an external mansion and the old hat will be exchanged tor a coronet of victory and all the ap plause of earth and the shouting of heaven will be drowned out when God rises up to give His reward to those humble work ers in His kingdom and to say to them, "Well done, goou and faithful servant' You have all seen or heard of the ruins of Melrose Abbey. I suppose in some respects they are the most exquisite ruins on earth, and yet, !ooking at it I was not so impressed you may set it dowa to bad taste, but I was not so deeply stirred as 1 was at a tombstone at the foot of that abbey, the tombstone placed by Walter Scott over the crave of an old man who had served nim a good many years in his house, the -ncription most significant, and 1 defy any man to stand there and read it without tears coming into his eyes the epitaph, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Oh, when our work is over, will it be found, because of anything we have done for Rod or the church or suffering humanity, that such an inscription is appropriate for us? God grant it! Who are those who were bravest and deserved the greatest monument Lord Claverhouse and his burlv soldiers or John Itrown. the Edinburgh carrier, and his wife? Mr. Atkins, the iersec-utcd minister of Jesus Christ in Scotland, was secreted by John Itrown and his wile, and Claverhouse rode up one day with his armed men and shouted in front of the house. John lirown's little girl came out. He said to her, "Well, miss, is Mr. Atkins here?" She made no answer, for he could not betray the minister of the $os pel. "Ha!" Claverhouse said, "Then rou are a chin of the old block, arc you? I have something in my pocket for you. It is a nosegay. Some people call it a thumbscrew, but I call it a nosegay." And he got off his horse, and he put it in the little girl's hand and begin to turn it until the i tones cracked and she cried. He said: "Don't cry, don't cry. This isn't a thumbscrew; this is a nosegay." And they heard the child's cry, and the father and mother came out, and Claver house said: "It seems that you three have laid yonr holy he.nU tOM-thcr. de termined to die like all the rest of your hypocritical, ranting, sniveling crew, leather than give up good Mr. Atkins, pious Mr. Atkins, you would die. I have telescope with me that will imoroye your vision. And he pulled out a pis tol. "Now," he said, "you old pragmatic, lest you should catch cold in this cold morning of Scotland, and for the honor Mid safety of the king, to say nothing of the glory of God and the good of our ouls, I will proceed simply and in the neatest and most expeditious style to blow your brains out." John Brown fell upon his knees and began to pray. "Ah! said Claverhouse, 'look out if you are going to prav. Steer ;lear of the king, the council and Richard Cameron." "O Lord," said John Hrown. 'since it seems to be Thy will that I should leave this world for a world where I n love Thee better and serve Thee more, I put this poor widow woman and these helpless, fatherless children into Thy hands. We have been together in peace i good while, but now we must look forth to a better meeting in heaven, and as for these poor creatures, blindfolded and in fatuated, that Btand before me, convert them before it be too late, and may they who have sat in judgment in this lonelv place on this blessed morning uon me, 1 poor, defenseless fellow creature, may they in the last judgment find that mercy which they have refused to me. Thy most unworthy but faithful servant. Amen." He rose and said, "Isabel, the hour has come of which I spoke to you on the morning when I proposed hand and heart to you, and are you willing now, for the love of God to let me die? She put her arms around him and said: "The Lord zave. and the Lord hath taken away. Messed be the name of the Lord. "Stop that sniveling," said Claverhouse. "I Ihe great battlefields were in the have had enough of it. Soldiers, do vour worn: lane aim: rire: Aim nit: unm of John Brown was scattered on the ground. While the wife was gathering up in her apron the fragment of her hus band's head gathering them up for bur ial Claverhouse looked into her face and said: "Now, my good woman, how do ou feel now about your bonnie man ?" "Oh," he said, "I always thought weel of him. He has been very good to me. I had no reason for thinking anything but weel of Itim nnd T think better of him now.'' Oh. what a grand thing it will be in the last nrHenals nnd in tne slions and in the at tics, where women made army jackets for sixpence. 1 nev toiled on until tney died. They had no funeral eulogiuin, but. in the name of my God. this day 1 enroll their names among those of whom the world was not worthy. Heroes of the needle! Heroes of the sewing machine! Heroes of the attic! Heroes ot the cel lar! Heroes and heroines! liless God tor them! In this roll I also find the heroes who have uncomplainingly endured domestic the deficit of departments wblcb ex ceeded In 1888, or In previous years, thr tell all the other secrets of her lifetime appropriation made for them. rtu uuiiirrtiii; ....... p, ... v. . r . . inmstioes. Thev are men who for their "ay to see5?on pica oui jus neroes ..... toil and anxietv have no sympathy in i heroines! Y ho are those paupers ol fter their homes. Exhausting application to J-ty trudging off from the Pjtes of henv iT business gets them a livelihood, but an W ho are they? The Lord Clave, houses nnfrugal wife scatters it. He is fretted at and Herods and those who had scalers from the moment he enters the door until jnu crowns ana enrone., oue u. he comes out of it. The exasperations of for their own aggrandizement, and they business life, augmented by the exasiiera-. broke the heart of nations. Heroes of tions of domestic life. Such men are enrth, but paupers in eternity. I beat the laughed at, but they have a heartbreaking , drums of their eternal despair. Woe, trouble, and tney would nave long ago e. gone into appalling dissipation but for the WTntf harm can the world do you when grace of God. j the Lord Almighty with unsheathed sword Society to-day is strewn with the fights for you? I preach this sermon for wrecks of men who, under the northeast comfort. Go home to the place just storms of domestic felicity, have been where God has put you to play the hero driven on the rooks, there are tens ot I or the heroines, uo not envy any man thousands of drunkards to-day, made such j his money or hi applause or his social po- by their wives, that is not poetry; inai is prose. But the wrong js generally in the opjiosite direction. You would not have to go far to lind a wife whose life is a perpetual martyrdom something heavier than a stroke of the fist, unkind words, staggering home at midnight and constant maltreatment, which have left her only a wreck of what she was on that day when in the midst of a brilliant as--. , ., ., i f..n senipiage ine vows were micen ui.u iun srgan played the wedding march and the tarriage rolled away with the benediction f the people. W hat was the burning of Latimer and Ridley at the stake com pared with this? Those men soon became unconscious in the fire, but there is a thirty years' martyrdom, a fifty years' putting to death, yet uncomplaining, no (titter words when the rollicking compan ions at 2 o'clock in the morning pitch the kushand dead drunk into the front entry, ao bitter words when wiping from the swollen brow the blood struck out in a midnight carousal, bending over the bat tered and bruised form of him who when se took her from her father's home prom ised love and kindness and protection, yet nothing hut svmpathy and prayers and torgivencss before they are asked for; no bitter words when the family Bible goes for rum and the pawnbroker's shop gets the lost decent dress. Some day, desiring to evoke the story of her sor rows, vou sav, "Well, how are you get ting along now?" and, rallying her trembling voice and quieting her quivering lin lie raw. "I'rettv well. 1 thank vou: pretty well." She never will tell you. In the delirium of her la-.t sickness she may ution. JJo not envy any woman her word robe or her exquisite aptiearance. Be the hero or the heroine. If there be no flour in the house and you do not know where your children are to get bread, listen, and you will hear something tapping against the wimlow pane. Go to the window, and you will lind it is the lieak of a raven, and open the window, and there will Hy in the messenger tnat led r.njan. uo you ininK that the God who grows the cotton of the south will let you freeze for lack of clothes? I)o you think that the God who allowed His disciples on Sabbath morning to go into the grainheld and then take the irrain and rub it in their hands and eat do you think God will let you starve? Hid you ever near oi me experience oi that old man, "I have been young and now am old, yet I have never seen the righteous feirsaken or his seed begging bread?" Get up out of your discourage ment. O troubled soul. O sewing woman. O man kicked and cuffed by unjust em ployers, it ye who are hard liese. in the battle of life and know not which way to turn, O bereft one, O vnu sick one with complaints you have told to no one, come and get the comfort of I subject! Lis ten to our great Laplam h cheer, lo him that overconieth will I eive to eat of the fruit of the tree of liie-whii-li is in. the uidst of the para lidC of Cad." Fonr Btajr of Laormaa.la.g-. Lace-making, like Its sister arts, has passed through four stages of designs but she will not tell that. Not until the books of eternity are opened on the throne of judg:ient will ever be known what she has suffered. I find also in this roll the heroes ot the medieval, geometrical, renaissa.net 0,, charity. We all admire the and rococo. It attained its greater: George l'eabodys and the James Lenoxes nerf action toward the end Of the seven of the earth, who give tens and hundreds - . . 01 inousanos 01 uuiurs 10 guuu uujmui. teeata century, ,at 1 m .Makinit now 0f those who, out 1 ! of their pinched poverty, help others oi i - mi , rti. such men as thoae Christian missionaries vea a fool gets credit for wisdom at tbe weat who ocm Christ to iuc so uuapu fc law height when he appreciates people, one ofjthpm, writing to the sec re- mi Street cars in Germany have con spicuously displayed the number of passengers which they are permitted to carry. When the stated number Is on the car, no other pasenger will bn permitted to enter. Suez Canal receipts for the first quarter of 1900 were $4,200,000 against $4,690,000 In the same quarter of IS'j'i, and $4,235,000 in 1898. India rubber nalU are a novelty in Germany. They are used :n places where metallic nails would be liable to ccrrode. The Omaha Bee says that gratify ing reports come from most of the Oma ha churches, relative to the improved flnacial condition, based upon increas ed membership and attendance. Fine fiense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. . i v I X 5 !" aw. i r- , 9 f