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itation at tab. TUa arty IdUa m a- owcrpwt a all the lna and or .It, " overs usands of 'inkham, d and ul 3c of the a syznp. 1 allow ction of tely no ur por iams of entirely sery by e Com of Mr. 1 n s 3 in ajiv D. a. IEST 53.00 HOL Ddnjt ' HIT : Id kmp b lovm. eas Id. ! El iff ER .A a. ald- e." lot ltb ied :he w his ur B. F. SCMVVEIER, saaaaaa " . - - V , V. - V: : . A ... j yoL. ,LY.' - """" 1 & TnE COHSTITUTIOn-THE Uni0n.--U1D THE EnFORCEBEtnr OF THE LAWS. Editor and Prtprltttn. AL Mrororom Tvixt Ijfe and fl : IE '' " 1 mi i i 3 j ! ir BY i3 1 f PRRNK BRRRBTT I "OH. I was. To begin with, 1 d'da't ar resource? aTthe ! 'JJT ,,en Ik, ,h, part I had to play, y know! journey.hT.." to he'rU .V'd' i A Mrs:. ,c. had "" out it was no one there .k.t.1 "US' V A'J find OW Whoa tho :oIJ me how she had a.n w i i"m fTXa- r wn uni a i-apuai part it might be i naJ.-: and when I thought of this letter t I resolved to play it. So I went to the nation ior a copy of Goldsmith .a .tuJied it with the dresser, wbo promised :o make me up exactly like the actor she ial soon. Tf I am expelled from one K-ho.,1. it's pretty certain that another aon't take me when they hear what they ire exposing themsehrea tn" But isn t it rather dreadful to be ex i jelied. Xessa?" "I shall not be expelled. I shall resign " uil Nessa. loftily. "I haTe not .tndil, Me poiiucal nistory- of the British con j itu:ion for nothing." she added, with a 3ash of humor in her eyea. ! "When are you going to resign, dear?" "The very first thing to-morrow morn njt I made Tinkleton promise she would wy nothing about the performance .to Mrs. ic to-night in order that I myself n..ui leu ner in tne morning. You may e sure she was glad to svt out of it rhere's another reason why I prefer to rw,tfa. n i were expelled, Mrs. Ylc wouid get nothing out of Mr. Redmond; but if I resign, he must send her the pay ment for a term, and that will help to compensate the poor old soul for the in jury 1 have done the school." "And where shall you go when you leave here?" "To Grahame Towers, of course." "Bnt aren't you afraid, Nessa?" "Afraid of what that coward? Not h Tf I were a man I'd be s soldier like my father. There's nothing I should like t etter than a good fight with that villain. Kedmond." "But are you sure he's a coward, ivar?" asked one of the girls naivay. "I am certain that he is. I am anxious for to-morrow to come; but, oh!" she added, with a sudden drop in her voice ss the tears sprang into her eyes, "I shall never have the heart to say good-by to you. dears." .there were hugging and kissing all around, and then Nessa, bursting away, said. "Come, let ns get it over now. Thefe, take these, Dolly; and now, little witch, you're next. Choose what you wouM like." But the "little witch," sitting on the bed with her face buried In her hands, shook her head and whimpered. She was a strangely small girl for her age, with long, thin fingers, a dark complexion and black hair, long and sleek as an Indian's. Her ways were odd and seclusive. Some times the girls found her seated in the dark, huddled up with her chin resting on her knees, and her weird, vacant eyes half closed, as if her spirit was wander ing in some other world. She could inter pret dreams, and make sense put of the greatest rubbish. She wss an authority on all that concerned signs and tokens and palmistry, and had worn a smuggled pack of cards limp in telling the girls' fortunes. Her title was not unmerited. . The girls gathered about her prepared for some new sensation in the romance of this night. Nessa alone seemed to be un- "What's the matter, yon little goose?) 4 iimp.y ridiculous. N Is there anything dreadful in giving pre Chase." rutsv' J "Then drive to the Chase." "Don't, don't!" pleaded the little witch. The Wow stunned Redmond. He bad without removing her hands. "It's like ' reason to dread inquiry. He could say Naomi, my sister. When she was going nothing. His narrow, unsteady eyes be to die she made us take things." trayed the fear and the venomous hatred "But I am not going to die. Look at in his heart, me-do I look like it?" I "Who-oah!" cried the driver, reining in "You don't know all," said the girl. i horse, as a light phaeton came sharp fhivering. and whispering so low that her Ij round the bend in tie drive. rds were scarcely audible. "Not al! "Confusion!" inuttered Redmond furi that I know. I would not teU you while ously, aa he caught sight of the phaeton it might do you harm to know, bnt rraust i and the Udy whe drove In it; the next uow that It may save you. Oh. you must moment, with abject entreafy In his fa.-e. not go:" She raised herself suddenly, he turned to Nessa and said hurriedly, and threw her arms about Nessa's neck; in alow tone , "vou i.tif,,l ann Wind." she added. lK-tliu)f herself in Nessa's ready em- l.ra.-e. Why. dear, why f whispered Nessa, -axing!y. '-- . - "You are in dangerr Your.life Is not . 'ti ...mi, tA h, vremT nan?e. I - ... . u and there is pern in your pan. sen it whenever 1 nave looaeo in uie .apK in your hand. Your line of life is t.mkeii in the nineteenth year." Nessa was the only one of all the little irrvip who was not terrified into silence !.;. the little witch's prophecy. "Oh. tome, this is too bad, after prom- i - 1. k f tthvnifi h TP i;IiiC lilt? Mhl V Iff tuna, a - - r . h- s and long life," she murmured, play- fi.lv. as she smoothed her cheeks upon 'he girl's sleek hair. "Two things cant true, you know; and of the two I w.ju'.d prefer to believe your first prom- i-e." "They are both true," said the girl, i:h feverish eagerness; "you will be h.it.t.v if vou live: but there are three years of terrible danger before you. wis that I dared not tell you. Oh, it do. lo sTny with us till the peril is past." N. -sa herself stood now in silence, sub (1 ie l w ith grave perplexity by the earn-esi,i.-s of her little friend. But sud-l.-n.v a of intelligence gleamed in hel f.ie, an-1 unclasping the girl's clinging nT:ns from her neck, she put her away, hwi i.n; her at arm's length. "You little trickster!" she exclaimed, disdain; "I have found you at. I see through your conjuring. You have deen thinking about that clause in th.- eo.li.-il that puts Mr. Redmond In p.--es-ion of my fortune If I die before twenty-nrie. and it struck yon that he might murder me for my money if he g'i! me tin'Ier his hand in Grahame Tow er. I forgive you, dear," ahe added, taking the child back to her bosom, and kissing her, "for your sweet lore of me; uh. you are awfully mistaken if Jon think that fear would keep me from get tin iti'o difficulties." CHAPTER m. It was about five o'clock when Ness earlicd ber destfnation- "I it far to Grahame Towers?" she asked the porter. "A matter of four or five miles before you pot to the park, and then there's the "St part of a mile to the house. Take a tlv. Miss?" ftUjjjBjy luggage, please. There are two tin boxes with name on tnem She changed her last half-sovereign at the refreshoi. nt bar, where shenaa a cu, eatb Sh. h.A , " ' , h.. ,.rvTOCUOie ,fP: bol I VVU1 MKe nan akml a i u nuiri v inpn rtw k Ioe of those be w. letving behi.d foreTer. ETen SI. Vi ., .hi.T her wi,h tear- , her eyes, begKed her to staj on. As for Tlnkleton and the Sirls. the wax tley took on at parting wis quite dreadful to remember. In addition to these memories, reaction after the excitement of last night made the girl a heart rery heary indeed. Her spirits rerived when the driTer turning round, pointed with his whip to a' massive building rising boldly out of thf dark green oaks on a distant hill, and told her it was Grahame Towers. It wa something to feel that a place of such Imposing grandeur waa hers. The pride of her heart was stirred sgain when she caught sight of the magnificent avenue guarded by rampant panthers flanking the great -gates at the entrance. It was noblet and, thank goodness, the gates were open. Half way np the great drive they met a wagon loaded with the trunk of an enormous oak. Cutting my timber!" exclaimed Nes- sa, with indignation. A little further on the driver nulled nn A gentleman in shooting costume stood with a gun under his arm directly in the way. It was clear to see by his commandin presence that he was master there. As the fly stopped he came to the side. and. seeing a lady, raised his hat. It was three years since they met. and tor tne moment be failed to recognize Nessa. Three make a great difference in the appearance of a girl at that time of life: they make little or none in a man of middle age. Nessa knew him at once, though hi black whiskers, which were formerly trimmed to a point, were now shaved to the fashionable military cnt she knew him by those long, sleepy eyes, and that odions smile. She bowed with severe formality. In (hat moment he perceived that the haughty young lady before him was the disagreeable child he had seen last in a short dress. "Nessa!" he exclaimed, the amiability going suddenly from his face, "why on earth have yon come here?" "Because it la my home, and I intend to stay here for the present." "You will do nothing of the kind. I told you that it was my wish you should stay in tne scnooi wnere i placed you. "As you see, I have not stayed there." "Then you will be good enough to re turn at once." "Quite out of the question; I have ren dered that impossible." "How?" "This Is hardly a suitable place for dis cussing our affairs, Mr. Redmond." "Discussing our affairs, indeed! The discussion begins and ends here. Turn around," he added, addressing the driver, imperatively. The driver turned about with a grin on his broad face, and said: "Where am I to take .you now. miss?" "To the nearest magistrate." "Why. that a Sir Thomas Bullen at the ' r or un 6 - a hotel in Lullingford. I'll meet you there this evening, and agree to anything you like to propose." Nessa was the last person in the world to be moved by a bribe, and the bare idea of quitting the park as if she hsd no right 'to be there wss sumcient incentive 10 AHHwl ,- ,hj. th i-d, in th( 9taj - - - phaeton so managed her spirited cob at to make it doubtful which side of the road she intended to keep. She wished to know something more about this lly and the horse and the young lady, who even at a distance was strikingly pretty In her close-fitting jacket and nest hat. As she . af length pulled tip. almost within a n'. reach of Nessa. she bowed, ana ; na ooked to Redmond for an explanation. There was no help for it. Redmond, with a sufficiently bad grace, introduced ihe two ladies. "Miss Grahame, myh-stepdaughter. Mrs. Redmond, my wife." Mrs. Redmond smiled very sweetly, and towed again. She was a Tery show, woman, tall and comely, with a heavy pla of shining yellow hair; dark eye Cw, and lashes; and the love nink-and-white complexion. At a distance Cssa thought she couid not be more than fivHr rix-and-twenty. but, on closer ex- . 114 m II ft I A n1flt A A the ey". certain harneM and Mor X the mobilTnostr- d a pucker her throat when she turned ber h-ad. in . . hi;. that she might be fire maae """ " m0re. On the nr six-and-tbirty, or r,ru " . felt disposed to like Mrs. whole, Nessa ie u u,"l . . , .nQ sim- to drive. -xoression atUl upon ed eyebrow. . Da ns a ...I: nhtnr came here io i -but to return to the hotel t liniiins" T- 1-;; more at her ease. where she wm fion in this nr. I.0A fin ve , L,,n" wretched old '""V"" -;dl off as that. "Oh. we are not so l baoy if Mws G"n"J havo u y(H. 'JnUf 1 MlFFlt INTOWX. JUNIATA COUNTV PENX., WEDNESDAY, Aoot?B?d,B7,a' Im for ' Mooting." and, raising his hat. he turned " back Hl hurried off-aavlng himself, " was bis habit, from the present diffl Jty. and leaving she worst for the fn- "Shall we walk to" the house, dear? ii we can tklk as we go along." said Mp- Redmond. Nessa aeceptaH readily. Mrs. Redmond Bsnded the reinb to the old man in livery who occupied ihe seat beside her. and. JwPPlng to thd ground, shook Nessa You will briig the luggage up to the bouse." she said to the flyman. o joa know, dear." said Mrs. Red- ond, takinc Nhu'i arm tho. .IL i towrd the house, "this is the first time I er neara your name! Men are so re rred about business matters, and I sup Pe you have some business relations with him?" "u he is my guardian. I came here to nave an understanding with him about my position." "Your guardian! How odd he should neter have told me anything about it. I feel quite hurt, dear; it looks almost like a want of confidence. I knew, of course, UiatiMr. Redmond waa a widower when I married him, but he never told me that Mrs. Grakame had left any children. Per haps: he thought 1 should want to have yon with me aa I certainly should, hav ing do children of my own. - But you are not a child now. Have you any broth ers or slaters?" "So, I don't know that I have any re lation at all; I have never seen, never heaxl of any," said Nessa; and she gave a bripf outline of her life at school, warm ing op as she went on nnder the stimu larlcg sympathy of her companion, and teiliig finally the manier cf her leaving Eaide House. Mrs. Redmond was immensely tickled with her account of the performance, whiei Nessa gsve with considerable hu mor, seing of an impulsive and expansive naturt. "Yoa can't tell how glad I am that you have come here, dear." said Mrs. Red mond; "and I'm sure that, with the monej it would cost to keep you at school yoa cso provide amply for your wants. Of roirse, your mamma left a proper pro vision for you r "Oh,1 yes; I have a copy of her will in my bs. I was to have eight hundred a year daring my minority." Eight hundred a year! That's quite a great deal. Eight hundred a year!" she repeatrd, reflectively. "But surely, dear. you will soon be of age; you look quite a woman." "I ehtll not be of age for three years." "Only eighteen! And, of course, when you are twenty-one you will have more even than you have now." "Oh, I shall have everything. This es tateall Is left to me." Mrs. Redmond stopped with an excla mation that had something of dismay in it; but, quickly recovering her self-possession, she drew Nesea's arntVloser to her aide, and said: "Yoa must forgive me, dear. This is such a surprise, and I feel so wounded to think that my husband should not have told m something about his position. I dare say he has his own independent for tune; bat beyond that he has nothing whatever to come to come from this es tate?" "Nothing that he can legally claim; bnt, of course," ssid Nessa. her generous disposition overcoming her late hostility "of coarse I should never never " She hesitated, at a loss to find a phrase that might assure her new friend of a kindly iatencion without wounding her feelings j "I know what you would say," said Mrs. Rtdmoad; "that if my husband should sappen to be in difficulties, and we found oarselves without a penny in the world at the end of three years, you would give us a home snd snd food She stopped, choked with disappointment, indignation, envy and malice; but in the next moyient masked her feelings under a Judasl Kiss, as sue murmured: "Uh, yoa dean dear, generous, kind-hearted friend, (To be continued.) WliUJ Hoaae la Rickety. "In thelplan for building a new honn for the Piesident elsewhere than on the present site It has been proposed to utilize tM present mansion for offices." writes Co- Theodore A. Bingham, U. S. A-, in urging the adoption of Mrs. Harrison' plans for enlarging - the house, in the Ladiea' Home Journal. "On pie therefor has been that the historic building should be left as It Is. This Is certainly to be Insisted on. But It Is said the mansion Is too pure a piece of architecture to be marred by additions. Hits, however. Is a specious argument, since the original design con template side additions, and if the building In Its present state were used as offices U would be wrecked In Are or six yean. Those who have no ex perience vfltb public buildings or with this bolldlnf In particular, have no con ception of tt wear and tear on a Presi dent's offlc. It surpasses that on any other office is the country. The present Executive .anlon was lightly built, and Is already expensive to keep In proper repair- Its floor beams are not strong enoufh to endure office use. Great difficulty has arisen In the past with tbe few rooms now used as the President's eiecutlve offices, and great watchfulnesi has to be constantly ex ercised. Several times the floors bave threatened to break through. The stairs have already broken' down, one flight being now supported by a chain. Still, to remodel for office use only, the whole Interior of or historic Executive Man sion would be not only a very expen sive' matter, hot would fall to meet the requirements of tbe case, and also. It Is believed, tbe approval of the country ai Urge.' Insincerity. r Our clvlliati"" de1m,ndi grea r ," degree of mendacity.", remarked XlT' "We are constant r'nconnteriW some empty phrase. 2me conventual remark which Is al T?wnvoHof sinirtty." TOS TXbt." -n-ered the book Tbaf. Perfectly true. Ian. Bge,AeA 0f !t every tfme I walk up to reminded of door m tSewtrd Vioome' on !t"-W.sh- ington Star. - Had J"'"1 I4 ne (gusbinTbere more In unison with na wlien we ?w 9 when our heart, rw ird with the .ub- of the unWerae. Have lime harmony .mt ever notic harmony ever noticed I" ' " . j r kave. It it always thai He inuevu oaV day.-T"-BM. Way with me ri i In VnLX e ' m 133 1- tl wb ti iyiflyl jnnia- js CXI C23 fe lyl W iSrlwSwtw 1 vlMlw tike wnnijla of XSl! ml0 h l V EtRaTs m Id 1 w sTs"" t1toi ' T"1111 "Ik ir ua !b 1- i s vVYv V nm (c Ha it b on mi n en $ '" v VV?1" Hang IT. iais Iks 8 ro!lv-JtV in d id t i m ll) lb C l! TSUI 5 if nrair 5j 'y' -sjt&K. untie dl lb mt a. j? y snEillB Dd nn sJryyx . 1 yt tLlbflil poo ho rAxororofxxDraorOf Science 'ventiorn A factory for liquid air Is being erect ed at Los Angeles, CaL, for refriger ating purposes. Careful experiments by Monsieur Brushes, In France, Indicate that the X-rays nave a definite Telocity which Ie of the same order as tbe Telocity of iht. There are 120 firms Is Germany en gaged in the acetylene Industry. Most af tbe burners are made at Nuremberg. There are no fewer than twenty-six . 3 uguu u, wyiie gas. xne nrst pianx ox uui find for lighting small towns) to. Ger- nany was erected at Hasafurt, a towfl" )f 2SO0 inhabitants. ' In England a lamp-post has bean In troduced which combines a fire hy drant, tap and fire-alarm box. The by- drant can be used for fire purposes, fill-' rnf water carta and for street flushing, while tbe small Up can be used by an Individual for domestic water supply, There Is a water meter and siphon at the bottom, by which the water la shnt off from tbe hydrant, thus preventing H from freezing. According to a report published by the Home Office In London ahowtng the mln.ral production, of the worM for th- l. ,w tt-.. n- leads all Its rivals In this form of wealth. Great Britain rank second, but far behind the leader, the total product of the United States having been about $720,000,000, while that mt Great Britain was $400,000,000. Ger many stands third, with nearly S2S0, 000,000. ' Lord Raylelgh, In discussing our abil ity to tell the direction from which sound proceed, calls attention to an In teresting difference between the eyea and ear. with regard to the slse of the waves that strike them. The average wave length of light Is about one ten thousandth of the diameter of the pupil of tbe eye. On tbe other hand, "the waves of sound Issuing from a man's mouth," say. Lord Raylelgh, "are about eight feet long, whereas the di ameter' of the passage of the ear-l. quite .mail and could not well have been made a large multiple of eight feet" One consequence of the minute ness of light waves In comparison with tbe size of the eyes is that tbe lenses of tbe eyes are able to concentrate rays of light upon the retina with great effi ciency. Prof. John Trowbridge baa recently had installed at Harvard Unfrerafty tbe most powerful apparatus is ftba worM for tne production of eleAtWmotrve force. . The plant com prises 20,000 stor age celle'glvlng 40,000 electrical units of pressure," and this can be Increased to 3.000,000 volts. But to order to ob tain the full effect of so enormous a pressure,!' Professor-Trowbridge say it would be necessary to remove' tbe ap paratus Into tbe center of an. open field and elevate It at least thirty feet from the ground to order to avoid loss from the Inductive action of floors and walls. With this great battery the highest de gree of Instantaneous temperature yet attained can be produced. Professor Trowbridge hopes wtth It. aldto ob tain some clew-fevthe temperature at which hydrogen exist, to tbe stars. This plant furnishes, be sees, aa Meal method of producing the X-ray. . WAYS OF THE OLDEN TIME. ResraJatfoata that Were Ones taVoarae ' at Fassrals ud Chaifihsa Diving Into the old locoed ef on of the meet charming dttea of ora mon wealth. . Nortaajxsptoa, we much of deep Interest aa rerssJti torn and habits of oMen times. Ma waa found In "tbe olden time, and comparatively foot stoves were carried to aftarch, a ware -tallow isndsss to the avsaskarg rnsattog. In 1787 the liuBialaal vHal nnsatlon at a legal town musing waa, togebar I SB M fV 1 W. s?srocroeforoccxaerco In 1744, about the beginning of Jona than Edwards' trouble In the parish, It was voted not "to pay the charge of bringing his daughters from Brook field." In 1738 this appears on tbe town records: "Taking Into consideration the difficulty Mr. Edwards hath labored under this year and some time past with respect to his firewood, the town voted that those persons who have not this year brought him a load of wood might have liberty between this time and next Tuesday night to bring each one his load of wood." If there was not a suf ficiency of wood by that time, the town then voted, the selectmen shall see that the deficiency should be met at the cost of the town. Later, In 1788, we find In the warrant for town meeting this entry: "To pro cure firewood for Rev. Mr. Williams, to , choose a committee to seat the meeting A MHou bnslneaa to de. ; cid wko gjjoow take prefersnce la the broad aisles: Tbe ."nigger pew,' well remembered by tbe writer, caused no trouble to said officer, as that was read ily accepted by tbe "colored brethren," tike cows In the stable, who went Qua fully to their separate stalls. . Not only the living had special rules governing their conduct, but the rules about the dead were very quaint' sa by this report of a committee. May . 11, ,1780. to whom had been referred the conduct of funerals, as follows: Whereas, It is the opinion . of this fnnrJs ouht with great decency and decorum , im?ZL t T I generations the Importance of the awful solemnity, and to render the bouse of mourning better than the house of feasting. Be It therefore rec ommended to all tbe Inhabitants of this town to observe the following regula tions at funerala: ' L That the relatives of the deceased follow next the corpse, two and two. 2. If the deceased was a male per son the male, are to follow next the mourners, two and two,-and the wom en after them, two and two; but If the deceased was a woman, then the wom en are to follow next tbe mourners and the men after them. 8. Those on horseback are to follow . - two. and the carriages are to follow in tbe rear of tbe orocesslon. And It Is ! In after the foot folks, bores two and j requested that no person walk or ride on eiuer siue tne procession irom tne house to the grave. Ten of tbe prominent men of tbe city were appointed and requested to attend at funerals and to regulate tbe proces sion thus recommended until the same shall become habitual to the people. In 1745 the question was raised In the an nual town meeting "If the town would be at the expense of coloring tbe meet ing house, and It passed In the nega tive!" Evidently they thought that nature wonld do It without expense. Not till 1749 were the forts and fortifi cations of the town demolished and tbe Umber and boards sold for the benefit of . the town. Law. were passed rela tive' to the schooling of boy and the amount of wood they should brlag to the.schoolbouse; girls .were of no ac count to those days. ; GREAT BRITAIN'S ELECTORATE. It Increased Nearly So-vemfold Dnrrna Victoria's Kaian. . When the queen came to tbe throne there were less than a minion electors out of a population of more than twenty-five million. That is as much t say that only 14 to every 100 adult males were possessed of the franchise. .And yet five years had paased sine tat great reform bill had been placed upos tbe statute book after an epoch-making Whtle. To-day nearly 70 per cent of the adult male to the United King Msese the franchto. The in to population, added to tbe In crease in the percentage of representa- haa, however, given, us an electo of about atx and Oa-ee-quarter mSllom. . . It I aa well to note that daring this dwvulopmeDt of the elec torate the of the people have to 1881. at. the Man parlla- Of ' ef the DECEMBER 19, 1900 V aad, suspensions of writs -reduced the number in actual practice to 640, round about which figure it remained till Mr. Gladstone in 1885 raised It to 670, the present total of the house. It Is quite probable, therefore, that, (should the much-discussed "manhood suffrage" ever come Into operation in this country. It will not add a single member to the distinguished gathering at St Stephen's. Nor. as a matter of fact, will It add to the electorate Itself as a large proportion as bas been added In the last thirty-three years. For In that time 50 per cent has been added to tbe rate of adult male representa tion.' A mere 80 per cent more would "Iva every man over 21 a vote If be tared to use It. London Express. ' -Finger Nails and Gentility. In China long finger nails are a mar'a of gentility. Tbey are an Indication thmt alr possessor la a man of leisure. When they are excessively long, ap proaching the dignity of talons, as tbey sometime do, tbey indicate that the gentlemanor lady attached to them has passed the mere gentility line, and has become a full-fledged aristocrat. In Annam, where tbe flnger-nall habit has persisted for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years, these signs-manual of extreme gentility sometimes attain by careful cultivation tbe length of six or eight Inches, and Instances are on record where a length of sixteen and even eighteen inches has been attained. This custom prevails generally throughout what Is known as Indo Chlna, which Includes Slam, Burmah, Cambodia, Laos, and tbe Shan states, etc. It is also common throughout the Chinese Empire, more especially In the southern provinces. It Is said that some of the Annameee noblemen never bare their nails cut from tbe time of birth. In such cases, of coarse, tbe poor creatures are prac tically helpless, and bave to rely on ser vant entirely for assistance to the dis charge of the most common offices, be ing unable to either clothe or feed themselves. New Tork Sun. To Lady Voters. Some years ago a traeveler through Minnesota stopped to read a notice In regard to the election of school officers, at a ,ace where . . road met. The following paragraph, which was appended to the notice, seems to Indi cate that some student of the diction ary had seized the opportunity to dis play his knowledge and confound all Ignorant passers-by: N. B. Tbe wisdom of our laws hav ing tolerated woman to cast the light of her benign Influence beyond the con fines of the nursery, by permitting ber to practically use the genial rays of her susceptible intelligence In directing th' moral and mental culture of man. It Is therefore desirable that the lady voter of this school district should use their franchise with a steadfast purpose to training of the rising generation, to whom destiny Intrusts the guardian ship of human happiness In the near future. Lid or Fruit Jars. The lids of fruit jars taken from th top shelf of the kitchen closet, where tbey may bave lain long to retirement, should be.aterlllxed before using. Tut them Into cold water and bring the water to tbe boiling point; take them out one by one with a clean skimmer and slip each npon Its Jar. They should not be handled with the fingers except to screw quickly into place, nor should they be left on tbe table nor wiped with towels that have been hanging In tbe kitchen. , Any of these acts make may be picked up to this way after It has been accomplished. Snail Farms. A snail farm has been started by a farmer of A net, France He has al-1 ready 260,000 of these creature, and they eat as much green fodder as two nowa. - ' , Did yen ever notice that a boy hunter never wears a hunting coat, watch ha game pockets on tbe inside? A dot want to camtf his game wJ be MO OF I DAY Preached by Rev. Dr. Talmage SaldMt: A Way Over Jordan Tne Lord Will Send a Boat From tho Otnet Shore it Will Coma to Transport tna raithral to Eternal life. Copyright lwio. I Washington, D.C. From an unnoticed incident of olden time Dr. Talmage in this discourse draws some comforting and rap turous lessons. The text is II muel xix. 18, "And there went over a ferryboat to carry over the king's household." Which of the crowd is the king? That short man, sunburnt and in fatigue dress. It is David, the exiled king. He has de feated his enemies and is now going home to resume his palace. Good! I always like to see David come out ahead. But be tween him and his home there is the cele brated River Jordan, which has to be passed. The king is accompanied to the bank of the river by an aristocratic old gentleman of eighty years, Burzillai by name, who owned a tine country seat at Kogelira. Besides that, David has his fam ily with him. But how shall they get across the river? While they are stand ing there I see a ferryboat coming from the other side, and as it cuts through the water I see the faces of David and his household brighten up at the thought of so soon getting home. No sooner had the ferryboat struck the snore than David and his family and his old friend Barzillai, from Rogelim, get on board the boat. Either with splashing oars at the side or with one oar sculling at the stern of the boat they leave the eastern bank of the Jordan and start for the western bank. That western bank is black with crowds of people, who are waving and shouting at the approach of the king and his family.; The military are all out. Some of those! who have been David's worst enemies now shout until they are hoarte at his return.' No sooner had the boat struck the shore on the western side than the earth quakes' and the heavens ring with cheers of wel come and congratulation. David and his family and Barzillai from Rogelim step ashore. King David asks his old friend' to go with him and live at the palace, but Barzillai apologizes and intimates that he is infirm with age and too deaf to appre ciate the music, and has a delicate appe tite that would soon be cloyed with luxu rious living, and so he begs that David would let him go back to his country seat. I once heard the father of a President of the United Slates say that he had just been to Washington to see his son in the W ti i t a TJnlIaA a., .1 t.o ,M f derful things' that occurred there, and of I what Daniel Webster said to him. but he declared: "I was glad to get home. There was too much going on there for me." My father, an aged man, made his last visit at my house in Philadelphia, and after the church service was over and we went home some one in the house asked the aged man how he enjoyed the service. "Well, I enjoyed the service, but there were too many people there for me. It ' pen witn nothing to tread on and noth troubled my head very much." The fact ,n8 : hear and nothing to handle and is that old people do not like excitement. nothing to taste then I will laugh, too. If King David had asked Barzillai thirty ' . Are T0U Kom8 to, flo but ether years before to go to the palace, the prob- ure,e.r swinging aoout your nanus ana ability is that Barzillai would haveone, : feet through the air indiscriminately, one but not now. They kiss each other good-; moment sweltering in the centre of the sun bye, a custom among men Oriental, but and the next moment shivering in the in vogue yet where two brothers part or j niountains of the moon? an aged father and a son go away from .lhaJ not my heaven. Dissatisfied 4 each other never to meet again. No won-1 w,tn John s materialistic heaven, theologi der that their lips met as King David and : eal t'nkearf tryinsE to P0," upV heaT" " -' old Barzillai, at the prow of the ferryboat, 1 n that will dp for them at last. I never parted forever heard of any heaven I want to go to ex- This River Jordan, in all ages and 8.- John's heayen. among all languages, has been the syin-' 1 believe I shall hear Mr. Toplady sing -bol of the boundary line between earth ret, ,?n(1 Isaac Watts recite hymns and heaven, yet when, on a former occa- Bna Mozart play. "Oh," you say, "w'aere sion, I preached to you about the Jordanic would you get the organ?" TJ.s Lord passage I have no doubt that some of you will provide the organ. Don't you bother despondingly said: "The Lord might have jbout the organ. I believe I shall yet see divided Jordan for Joshua but not for l?avid with a harp, and I will ask him to poor rae." Cheer up! I want to show in8 one f tne songs of Zion. you that there is a way over Jordan as I believe after the resurrection I shall well as through it. My text says, "And 8ee Massillon, the great French pulpit or there went over a ferryboat to carry over ator, and I shall hear from his own lips the king's household." i low' he felt on that day when he preached All our cities are familiar with the ferry- the king's funeral sermon and flung his boat. It goes from San Francisco to Oak- whole audience into a paroxysm of grief land, and from Liverpool to Birkenhead, ann solemnity. and twice every secular day of the week -And so you and I will be met at the multitudes are on the ferryboats of our landing. Our arrival will not be like step great cities, so that you will not need to P'n8 ashore at Antwerp or Constantinople hunt up a classical dictionary to find out among a crowd of strangers. It will be what 1 mean wbile I am speaking to you among friends, good friends, those who about the passage of David and his family are warm hearted friends, and all their across the River Jordan. friends. We know people whom we have My subject, in the first place, impresses never seen by hearing somebody talk about me with the fact that when we cross over them very much. We know them almost from this world to the next the boat will 89 well as if we had seen them, have to come from the other side. The ! And do you not suppose that our par tribe of Judah, we are i.iformed, sent this ?nts and brothers and sisters and children ferryboat across to get David and his heaven have been talking about us all household. I scand on the eastern side of these years and talking to their friends? the Kiver Jordan, and I find no shipping that, I suppose, when we cross the at a'.I. but while 1 am standing there I river t the last we shall not only be met sec a boat plowing through the river, and by all those Christian friends whorj we as 1 hear the swirl of the waters, and knew on earth, but by all their fr.ends. the boat comes lo the eastern side of the 1'hey will enme down to the landing to Jordan, and David and his family and his mpet us. Your departed friends love you old friend step on board that boat, I am . no,f more than they ever did. mightily impressed with the fact that ' ml will be surprised at the last to find when we cross over from this world to the how tbey know about all the affairs of next the boat will have to come from the vour b'e- Why. they are only across tbe opposite shore. . ferry, and the boat is coming this wsy, Every day I find people trying to ex- aau" the boat is going that way. I do not temporize a way from earth to heaven, know hut they have already asked the They gather up their good works and some I-ord the day, the hour, the moment when sentimental theories, and they make a .voa are coming across, and that they know raft, and they go down. The fact is that w, but I do know that you will "be met skepticism and infidelity never yet helped t the landing. The poet Southev said he one man to die. I invite all the ship thought he should know Rishop Hcber in carpenters of worldly philosophy to come . heaven by the portraits he had seen of an d build one boat that can safely crocs j him in I-ondon. and Dr. Randolph said he this river. I invite them all to unite their skill, and Bolingbroke shall lift the stan chions, and Tyndall shall shape the bow sprit, and Spinoza shall make the main topgallant braces, and Kenan shall go to tacking and wearing and boxing the ship. All together in 10,000 years they will never be able to make a boat that can cross this Jordan. Why was it that Spinoza and Blount and Shaftesbury lost their souls? It was because they tried to cross the stream in a boat of their own construc tion. What miserable work they made of dying! Diodoms died of mortification be cause he could not guess a conundrurj which had been proposed to him at a public dinner; Zeuxis, the philosopher, d'ed of mirth, laughing at a caricature of an aged woman, a caricature made by his own band; while another of their company and of their kind died saying: '"Must I leave, all these beautiful pic tures?" and then asked that he might be bolstered up in the bed in his last mo ments and be shaved and- painted and rouged. Of all the unbelievers of all ages not one died well. Some of them sneaked out of life, some blasphemed and raved and tore their bed covers to tatters. This is the way worldly philosophy helps a man to die. A guide at Niagara Falls said to me, "Do you see that rock down in the rap ids?" I said, "Yes." "Well," he said, "some years ago a man got into the rap ids and floated down until he came to that rock, and he clutched that and held on. We sent five lifeboats atdifferent times out to him, and they were all brok en to splinters. After awhile we got bim some food, but he could not eat it. He seemed to have no appetite. He wanted to get ashore, and tbe poor fellow held on and held .on, and, with a shriek louder thin the thunder of the cataract, he went over." When a man puts out from the shore of this world on the river of death in a boat of his own construction, he has worse disaster than that ship wreck, eternal shipwreck. Blessed be God, there is a boat cominr iiom the other side! Transportation at last for our souls from the other shore: . . i . l . . 1 , r .L. ..L everything about this gospel from the oth-( er shore; pardon from the other shore; ; mercy from the other shore; pity from the j other shore; ministry of angels from tne I other shore; power to work miracles from I the other shore; Jesus Christ from the other shore. "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation that Christ Jesus came into tbe world to save sin- NO. 2. tiers, " and from a foreign snore 1 sea toe ferryboat coming, and it rolls with the surges of a Saviour's altering, but sa it' strikes the earth the mountains rock and the dead adjust their apparel so that they may be fit to come out. That boat touches the earth, and glorious Thomas Walsh gets into it in his expiring moment, say-, ing: "He has come! He has cornel My beloved is mine, and I am His." Gocd Sarah Wesley got into that boat,' and aa she shoved off from the shore she cried: "Open the gates!" I bless God that as the boat came from the other shore to take David and his men across so when we are about to die the boat will come from the same direction. God forbid that I ' should ever trust to anything that starts from tbis side. Again, my subject suggests that when we cross over at the last the King will be on board the boat. Ship carpentry in Bible times was in its infancy. The boats' were not skillfully made, and I oan very easily imagine that the women and chil dren of the kings household might have been nervous about going on triat ooat afraid that the oarsman or the helmsman might give out and that the boat might be dashed on the rocks, as sometimes boats were dashed in the Jordan, and then I could have imagined the boat starting and rocking and they crying out, "Oh, we are going to be lost; we are go ing down!" Not so. The king was on board the boat, and those women and children and all the household of the king knew that every care was taken to have . the king, the head of the empire, pass in safety. Blessed be God that when we leave this -world we are not to have a great and perilous enterprise of getting into heaven; not a dangerous Franklin expedition to find the northwest passage among ice bergs; only a ferry. That accounts .tor something you have never been able to understand. You never supposed that very nervous and timid Christian people could be so unexcited and placid in the last hour. The fact is, they were clear down on the bank, and they saw there was nothing to be frightened about, such a short distance only a ferry. With one ear they heard the funeral psalm in their memory, and with the other ear they heard the song of heavenly salutation. The willows on this side the Jordan and the Lebanon cedars on the other almost interlocked their branches only a ferry. My subject also suggests the fact that when we cross over at the last we shall find a solid landing. The ferryboat, aa spoken of in my text, means a place to start from and a place to land. David and his people did not find the eastern shore of the Jordan any more solid than the western shore where be landed, and yet to a great many heaven is not a real place. To you heaven is a fog bank in the dis- tance - . -f ter the resurrection has come you will have a resurrected foot and some thing to tread on and a resurrected eye and colors to see with it and a resurrected ear and music to regale it. Smart men in this day are making a great deal of fun about St. John's mate rialistic descriptions of heaven. Well, now, my friends, if you will tell me what will be the use of a resurrected body in thought he would know William Cowper, the poet, in heaven from the pictures he had seen of him in Knflnm! Kuf w will know our departed kindred by the por traits hung ' in th throne room of our hearts. On starlight nights you look up and I suppose it is so with any one who has friends in heaven on starlight nights you look up. and you cannot help but think of those who have gone, and I suppose they look down and cannot help but think of us. But they have the advantage of us. We know not just where their world of joy is. They know where we are. But there is a thought that comes over me like an electric shock. Do I belong to the King's household? Mark yon, the text says, "And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king's household," and none but the king's household. Then I ask. Do I belong to the household? Do you?- If you do not, come to-dav and be adopted into that household. "Oh." says some soul here, "I do not know whether the King wants me." lie does; He does. Hear the voice from the throne. "I will be a father to them, and they shall be Mv sons and daiiKhters, saith the Lord Al mighty." "Him that cometh unto Me," Christ says, "I witl in nowise cast out " Come into the King's household: Sit down at the King's table. Come in and take your apparel from the King's ward robe, even the wedding garment of Christ's ricbteousnesa. Come in and inherit the King's wealth. Come in' and cross ia the King's ferryboat. Captain I've been noticing lately that many men and some petty officers are often drunk! Acordingly, I order that hereafter when anyone baa been drunk be shall himself report It to me the next day. Petty Officer I have to report, hie! cap'n, that I' was drunk yesterday. -' Captain But you are drunk now! Petty Officer Cap'n, IH, hlc! report this drunk, hlc! to-morrow I TJnsere Gesellscliaftv ' ' ' . t , , English Public BoJiaing. The public buildings ot England alone uc latum at duui yyivninug S1.S9U.ZW,WU. - ' ' XT' ' ..s ' " .a . . iv? .. ' . f - r 9- - . - . - .