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D. & CSTIU FaMUkar.
A.uct of lift and Ieth hev pace this
Veseeat, they haunt ths pillow and lha
Ever Mma, vet not always unfelt.
. laio aur dreams and akUi -dreamt thry
for nom. aoma inomrnl of lha hurrying
TWra contra. Ilka ana ha auddrn lara
Ihr say,
Tha dirad. alark Ihoturht of IVath o
ark. ao drrad.
laat I a spaca aram numbered with the
But aoea ttitanphant Ufa reeumea her
And tha aw I ft currents lak their wonted
A r it el of IJfe. divine.
Ancel of LJfe, the day aC Voulh Is thine.
but there will coma a lime when the warm
Of IJfe, like a aweet breath of spring, fat
Amid the brume of wintry days, shall
Shall attr. tha slackened pulses of the
(Already half consenting la he rlodl!
Ftut ah! soon, like a Are that fool hath trod
I mo tha earth, ascendant Death shall gain
Tha aeat mt thought, and Bona dispute his
The sign thereof the sickle by the sheaf.
And the bright hectic of the beckoned leaf.
Angel of Death, divine.
Angel of Death, the day of Ags Is thine.
ffto say I. In the mldwt of my good dsys.
While Ufe prevails, and Death but aoantly
1'pon the harp of life hand abhorred.
Ta Jar the strain, to mute the vibrant
da aay I In the midst of my good days.
As with prevtsloa keen of shadowed ways.
And yet I know not tf It shall ha so.
Doth oa Hesperian planet cease to glow
" hat now hath passed tha verge of this
dark world?
Is not the leaMud la the bare branch
Ane-el or IJfe. divine.
Angrl of IJfe, the sovereignty i thine.
-Kdlth M Thosnaa, In CongregatlonallM.
tcarynd. its, by Unctsans. Cfeea Ca )
Chapter I tfAurlae, commanding out
post where a-vne la laid, tails tha story
Da tiomeroa ias bees appointed by 'Sen.
de Hone la examine Into a charge nads
against him. NKhoiaa, a sergeant, hntg
la twa prlsaners. a maa and a woman, wha
are from the king's ramp at La Fere
I A uriac. a screed by insul t Ing- man nee of de
Oomeroa losard the woman, atrikes him.
A duel follows, and during the commotion
tha prisoners esrapa De Hone happens on
tha disorderly arena, and d'Auriac. upon
a-lvtng bis rarole not to attempt escape,
hoars this remarkable sentence: "To-morrow.
...you Must die on the field. Win or
lose. If t catoh you at tha close of tha day.
I will hang yew as hirh as Hainan."
Chapter II- D'Auriac nest morning takes
hia piece as usual on de Rone's suit. la
the course of Ms rtda over tha Held ha saves
tha Ufa of Nicholas, the sergeant, who. a
victim of de Oomrran'a mslice. Is found In
Inrmlnrat danger of almost Instant death.
Chapter III After tha battle la which
King Henry utterly routs de Rone's forces.
d'Auriac, lying severely wounded, eeea
tho forma of a maa aod woman marine
under rover of the alaht among- the dead
and wounded. They And a golden collar
oa .-ea's ornee, and Babette eta be
Ms t : . . r tannery ta pain noaeeasloa
.f .1 .- .- (his bidraus sceos
j - J. -i : among whon
.air v ei-.,.f 4, . i escape e ,i t -band
( u w.'C- e.- r deaus'r i 'e , ;-l
Chapter IV L A: ac la th n. .,. -. -.'
aita. Osatvleva Siscsvers his ai.ki.cwn
frtrad ta tha he" "ess of Bldacha. Bhe ti.
Ita him dally, aid whea he Is well enough
Is taken ta her St'ormandy chateau. Hera
be learns from Fialtre Pal In, tha madama's
rhaiaalo. that the king- Is about ta foraa
upaa the woman very distasteful mar
riage with at. d Area. With Jarauea, hia
steward. d'Auriac leaves for the avowed
purpose of preventing thatr marriag.
Chaplrr V D'Auriac'a . bores caata
. a boa. hia eaMsea de.ay at vKmge of
tsv, wbaro he tomes upon Nicholas, his
-aid oergesat, who says da Gomeron Is la
--toe orlghbarhort with the klrg's eommht
tioa, and that he (Nicholas) has evidence
sf trrasoa breWng among de Oomeroa and
certain asarclarea against the king.
Chapter Vt led by Klrnalas, d'Auriac
goes by Bight ta where da Oomoroa is sta
tionod. Siandlnc bestde a broken pane
they hear somotfeing af the outline of a plot
against the km. BttrBl.-g with revenge,
Nicholas flraa thraugh tha window at da
Oomeroa, but misias his mark.
Chapter VII The twa men fly for thetr
Irrea. and think themselves almost lieyond
pursuit whea thay cams euddemy face ta
face with Biroa. one of the trailers ta the
king-, wham d'Auriac ruts down, and with
de Oomeroa. wha makes skert work of
Nicholas, d'Auriac oscapra.
Chapter VIII -Ha cornea ta Rouvres
where-Jscsjuee. by previous arrangement,
had prepared ts have him received; from
there be goes direct ta Paris.
Chapter IX-D'Aurlac takes up lodgings
la l-aris. and lays what ha knows of tha
treachery In lha areny and among- the no
Mra before BuLy. master renoral of tha
ardaane. wha adrtsea him ta keep bimse'.f
as much ccadaod as passible,
I was not the maa to ueflect Solly's
warning, and, besides, thrrc was an
addrtl reason for being; rsrrful of dsrk
comers, as both Zamct and Lafin knew
coc tetl were unlikely to loar Bar op
portunity of doing- me harm that mifht
come their way. could do nothing bat
wait and exercise patience until the
cotith ma over, and It was a hard
rnouph task. Beyond my daily visits to
ary ordinary, I went nowhere and saw
bo one. I occsrtionally, of course, met
my landkrd and bis wife; but few wordt
psusscd bet ween ws, aad Jaeqoea bad be
come manrlonsly taciturn, so that I
was alone as if i were in a desert la that
east city, where the roar of the day's
traffic and the Hum of voices seemed to
vibrate through and posarsa the stillest
boars of the nlgfet. Doubtless there
were men of my acquaintance in Iaria;
but I did uot set k I hem, for the reasons
already stated, end I lived aa secluded a
life as though I had taken the vows of
In the meantime I was more than
anxious that Jacques should execute my
plan in regard to Marie. That I felt
was a debt of honor to myself; but
though I tried the threat of dismissal
he refused to go point blank, and I was
weak enough to allow him his war. It
was one of the many instances In
which my firmness of temper failed,
but It is not possible for a man always
to keep his heart In a Milan corselet. I
could not make out Sully's reasons for
his action. It seemed to me that he had
got all nry Information out of me, with
out pledging himself to anything in re
turn, and that be held me aa safely as
a cat does a wosnded mouse. To ssve
my owi akin b quitting Paris was a
thought I can honestly nver that never
cam to me. It con Id not with the all
pervading presence of my love for ma
dame. It was far her saks I was here,
aad for her saks I would go cheerfully
to tha block If need be; bat It would
not b without A try to savs her, aad If
tha worst came to tha worst I should
let all Franc know tha infamy of her
hty doubts im regard to madame'a
safety arere det at rest about three
oreeka after cny interview with Bull.
One evening Fantia knocked at my
door, aad, on my bidding him eater,
mm la srfth msai apologies for dis
turbing too.
.-."'. : '-V-.- . .."'.' o 'V;
- ' s'i ' ''. . V - J'. A - - "
"But, chevalier," he added, 1 have
utww that monsieur will no donbt to
glad to hear."
"Then let Us have it, Multre Pantin,
for good news h.it been a stronger to
uic for lng."
"It is this: Our friend I'slin arrives
in Paris tomorrow or the dnv after."
"And slays here?"
"So, for he comes iu attriulum-e on
Madame de la Hiilm-lic, and will cloiilit-
lros live at the Varcnnr."
1 half turned for a moment to the w iti
dow to hide the eicKMon of j ou my
f'K'c I could not coiicchI otherwise.
Were it daylight I niiplit have Im-cii alile
lu rr the trees iu llir gardcus of the
line Varrivnr; hut it wwa uiglit.and the
stars nhowrd nothing lieioml the while
spectral outline of the Tour de Nrsle
hiyond the Malaquuis,
"Indeed. I am glad to hear litis," 1
said, as I looked round once morr,
"t'hougti Paris would lie dull for
"Not so, monsieur, for the kinpeomo.
Iim-k to-morrow, and the ims ay
that before another fortnight is out
tbi-rr will lie another niaitrexsc en litre
at the Iiuvrr. I iel! How many of
thrill there have lieen from KKr Ia
IVfcM-UMC to the d'Estrees."
"Mail re Pantin, I forget myself. Will
you help yourself to the FrontigiinrT"
"A hundred thanks, monsieur le che
valier. Is there any meKsage for Palin?
Pouf! Itut I forget. Wlint has a hand
some young spark like you got in com
mon with an old graybrard? You will
lie at court in a week, and they will all
lie there, bright -eyed d KM 'agues,
Mary of diiifc, ( harlot te ilc (iixrv,
"Mailre Pun till, thei-e details of the
court do not iutcrcvt me. Tell Pulin I
would see him as soon aa be arrives.
Aak him as a favor to come here. He
said you were diecreet "
"And I know thai monsieur le cheval
ier is likewise." With a quick move
ment of the hand the short, gray goalee
that Pantiu wore vanished from his
chin, and there was lief ore me not the
fare of Ihe notary, but that of Annette.
Site laughed out al the aina.e in my
lik. but quickly- changed her tone.
"Maitre Palin si.id you were to he
trusted utterly, monsieur, and yon see
I have done so. Your message w ill lie
safely delivered, and I piomise he will
ace ywu but have you not other?"
"None," I answered, a little bitterly.
! have, however, and it is this."
and she placed iu my hand a little
parket. "Monsieur may- open thai at his
; leisure," and she turned as if In go.
I '"One moment - I do not understand.
d, 'hat is the reasca of this masqner
Osler "Only this, that my husband will ap
war to have hern at the same time at
Ihe Quartier du Marais as well as the
Faubourg St. tlerniain. I would add
that monsieur would be wise to keep
indoors as he is doing. We havr found
nut that the house is being watched.
Good-light, monsieur," and with a
Bed of her wrinkled face this slrangc
woman vanished.
I appeared in truth to be the jport of
mystery, and it seemed as if one of
these sudden gusts of anger to w hieh 1
was subject was coming on me, I con
trol led myself with an effort, and with
a toru of my fingers tore open the pack
et, and in it lay my lost knot of ribbon.
For a moment the room swain round
me and I liecsme as cold as ice. Then
raine Ihe revulsion, and with trembling
fingers I raised the tokru touiylipsand
kissed it MO times. There were no
written words with it; there was noth
ing but I hia little worn bow; but it
told a whole story to me, thst ribbon
Ciat Mn re scot said was bung too high
for Ir Itieuil of A u rise; and liod alone
knows how- I swore to guard it, and
how my In-art thanked him for Ilia
goodness lo me. For ten long minutes
I saw myself as I was, proscribed and
poor, almost in the hands of powerful
enemies, striving to fight an almost
hopeless cause with nothing on my side
and everything against me.
When my dinner, a very simple one,
was finished, I took my way to the Bue
de Boiirdonnaia, this time mounted on
Couronne, with Jacques well armed on
the sorrel.
The hotel of the Comptes de itrlin lay
St the west end of the Hue de Bourdon
oaia, close to the small house w herein
lived Madame de Montprusier of dread
ful memory; and on reaching it I found
that it more than justified the descrip
tion ftelin had given of it to me, one
day whilst we were idling in the
trenches before Itourlens. It stood
some way bark from the road, and the
entrauce to the courtyard was through
a wonderfully worked iron gateway, a
counterpart, though on a smaller scale,
of the one at Anet. At each corner of
the aquare building wan a banging tur
ret, and from the look of one of these
I guessed that my friend bad taken up
hia quarters there.
I was met by Vallon. w ho said he bad
informed hia master of my coming, and
telling a servant to hold my horse be
ushered me lu, talking of a hundred
things at once. I had not gone ten
ateiw up the great stairway when Bella
himaelf appeared, running down to
meet nie. "Crois Deu!" he burst out,
aa we embraced. "I thought you were
with the saints, and that De Itone. you
and a handred others were free from
all earthly troubles."
"Not yet, De Belin. I trust thst time
will be fsr distant."
"Amen! But you as good as buried
yourself alive at any rate.'
"How ooT
"Vallon tells me you have been a
month in Paris, and you have never
once been to the Bue de Bonrdonnaia
until now. You might have known,
man, that this house is as much yours
as mine."
"I know that." I interrupted, "and I
want your help.
"How ranch is it T Or is It a second V
"Neither, thanks. Though In either
esse I would come to you without hesi
tation. The fsot is" and I explained
to him my difficulty in regard to pro
riding for Marie, without, however, go
ing into other matters, or giving him
any account of my troubles.
When I ended, Belin said : "Wbst you
want, then, is a trustworthy fellow."
"At lesst, that Is what Jacques wants.
I can get on well enough."
"Morbleut It la more than I could;
bat, as it happesa, I hv tha vary
' .
ihihi for ywu. rNB that bell rope be
hind you, will j-oc and oblige a lazy
I did so, and in minute or so Vallon
appeared, wiping his nit iith suspicious
ly with the buck or his hand.
"Vallon," said De lU lin, "does Itainil
lac continue to wort satisfactorily ?"
"As ever, monsieur le rumple."
"Well, I am oiii to lend him to the
chevalier, n ho lias need of his sei ieei
"Send lii in up here, ami Itissoti, ttK."
Vallon Imwed ami vanished as I said:
"I do not know how to t lunik. vo,
"Pouf! A mere bagatelle. I thoiifl.t
we werr going to have a little aniiisi
ment in Ihe gardens of the Tiiilfries. I
know of a erfeet spot filr a lueetiii-f,
ra! es!" Bud lie lunged Iw ice in apiai le
al sn Imaginary adversary. A- lireaiur
bm-k from the second thrust, he said:
"IW the way, I must tell you - but here
they are," and llavaiilae eame iu, fol
lowed by .laopies, Vallon bringing up
the rear.
As they entered I terouieii the Man
who was with Jacques and Vallon on the
Mulaqiiais, ami lielin. t timing to
Jacques, said quietly : "I'.i-son, I am gu
ing to lend Kuvuillar here to your hi la
ter, to take your place whilst you g.:
away to Ky. I pledge you my wutd
that lie is a pood sword."
"True enough. M. lel'omple. We were
amusing ourselves with a pass or two
Iwlow, and he touched mr twice to my
one, and as your lordship answers fir
hi in, I am content."
"Thai is well, most excellent llissoi I
l.'diailluc, you undei stand '.' Here is the
heialier d'Auriac, your new muster,
who will remain such until he sruK
you back to me."
Kavaillae Intwcd without reply. !r
was quite y oting. barely CO, and very tali
and lliiu: yet there was great breadth
of shoulder, and I noticed that he hn.l
Ihe framework (if a powerful man; hit
apieaninee was much beyond that .f
his class; but there was a sullen fo
rocity in his pale face the eyes ver
set too close together, and Ihe Inon'
too large and strailitty rut to plear
me. Nevertheless, I was practical y
luMind to accept llelin's recommends
lion, and after a few orders were give.i,
i.-.e men were dismissed.
"What was I about to say liefnte
these men came in?" asked ilelin.
"I'm afraid I eaunot help."
"Of course not . yes! I recollect. I
wax iilmut to tell you how I got 1,'a
vai Hue's service. I lay you five crow nf
to a tester you would never guess."
"You have already told me with yout
wager. You must have won him.'
"Kxaetly. You've hit it. ami it was in
this way. About three months ago 1
was returning lo Paris, attended but I y
Vallon, anil With only a smiill sum wit'j
me. At an inu ul Neuilly, I met an ac
quaintance, a Karon d'Ayen. one of the
ast of the mignons and a ronliruied
"I know him," I said, my heart begin
ning to bent faster at the very thought
of d'Ayen.
"Then, it makea the story more in
teresting. We dined together, and thru
had a turn al the dire, with the result
that d'Avrn won every ecu that J
" 'It would le a pity to stop now, b
said, as I rose declaring myself brokei
8upnise we piny for your horst
-'So. thanks,' I replied.; Muck k
against me, nnd I have no mind to feo
It to my hotel. Put 111 tell you what
f have rather taken a ?anev to voui
s iii-- nee I . n" saw him handle a
. I'll : " r -wguinst hire;
! v. I,., i ' yon r - i: , .
" iw . ills.' lie is ui Viv ulemeand
has been a PJagellann .11 he suit
your V
"'I shall have to find that out. Do
you accept the slakes?'.
- ""Mon ami. I would piny for my soul
in this cursed inn.
" 'Very well, then, throw.'
"Thejipshnt of it was that I won. nnd
from that moment the blind goddess
smiled on me. and after another hour's
play I left d'Ayen with nothing but the
clothe he stood In. What he regretted
most was the loss of bis valise, in w hieh
lsy some cosinetiqiies he valued lieyond
price: he got them, from Coifller. 1
earned his undying friendship by giv
ing him back his valise, lent him his
horse, which I had won, and came tiff
with SO pistoles and a new man. Of
course, you know that d'Ayen has fallen
on his feet 7"
"I do not."
"I'll tell you. Where the devil
have you been burying yourself nil
these months? You must know thai
the king is looking forward for another
Laancoiirt for a ludyi whom he destines
for a very high place, and d'Ayen is to
be the happy man. It is an honor he
fully apprrrintrs and he has been kind
enough to ask me to stand as one of hit
sponsors at the wrdding. which, by thi
king's orders, comes off in a fortnight.
"And you have promised?"
"Yes, It was a little amusement.
They say, however, that msdame is
furious, and that her temper Is worse
than that of Mile. d'Kntrugurs, who, by
the war. literally flung herself at the
king without avail. Her time will come
soon enough, no doubt but, good gra
cious, man! What is the matter? You
are w hite as a sheet."
"It ia nothing. Itelin Yes, it is more
than I can bear. Itelin, old friend, i
there nothing that can save thlt
He looked at me and whistled low te
himself. "Sets the wind that way? I
did not know you had even heard of the
Illy of Ridache. Are you hard hit,
d'Auriac?" And be rose from his seat
and put a kind hand on my shoulders.
I jumped up furiously, "flrlin. I tel'
you I will stop this infamy if I die foi
It. I swear before God that I will kil!
that man, king though he be, like a mad
"Be still." he said. "What bee has
stung you? You and I, d'Auriac, come
of housea too old to play the assassin.
Trios Dicu, man! Will you sully yotit
shield with murder? There, drink that
Wine and sit down again. That's right.
You do not know- what you say. I have
fought against the king, and 1 serve htm
now, and I tell you, d'Auriac he is the
greatest of Frenchmen. And there ia
yet hope remember, a fortnight is a
(to aa con-riNoan.
Ho Emptied His rockets.
The Comte die Corbieres, minister of
the interior to Louis XV11I., while
working in the king's rsbinet one dsy,
became absorbed in his work, and so far
forgot himself aa to place hia snuff bos
on the king's desk after taking snuff.
The king observed this unheard-of fa
miliarity from the corner of his eye, but
said nothing. Presently the minister
whipped out his pocket handkerchief
and placed it beside the snuffbox.
"M. de Corbieres," remarked the king
at last, "you sppear to be emptying
your pockets."
"Perhaps so, sire," was the calm re
sponse, "but thst Is much better thaa
filling them." '
The king smiled at the clever hit' at
the corruption of some of the minister'a
predecessors. Corbieres was noted fot
hiBsarupulons.integrity. Youth's Companion.
A Sermon on the Scenes of Youth
by Dr. Talmage.
A ' True I haraelrr Will t ome
list tlrslde the fireside Hume
Should lie the llrlahlest
I'laee on frlrrlh.
Many tcitili r recollection ale stirred
by I'f. Taliniige's illscoiirM-. anil sc lies
of boy hoi -i I ami girlhood i!ay will lie
livi d on r aiiiu; 1et. I Timothy. I. 4l
"l i t I hi in h arii' lirst lo show piety ht
lim ing the summer months the tend
ency is to the li-lds. to v isitalioii. to for
eign I ran I and the watering places,
ami Ihe ocean stcamirs arc llironpciL
but in the w iuti r it is rather to gather
iu domestic ciivlts. auii during these
month.-, we s ml muny of the hours
within i!i ins. and the apostle comes
to us ti i ll sills that we iiulit to exer
cise Christian lu'liiixior amid all. such
i-iieiiiiistaiiees. "Li t I h in learn first
to show piety at home."
There are a great many people long
ing for some grand sphere rv which
lo serve tiod. liny admire I. ul hi rut
the diet of Worms ai d only wish they
had some such great opportunity in
which to display their Christian prow
ess. They Hiimire Paul making Felix
tremble, nnd they only wish that they
had some such grand occasion in which
to preach righteousness. temM-ruee
and judgment to come. All Ihey want
is an ojipoi tnnity lo exhibit, their
Christian heroism. Now. the nHstle
practically says: "I will show you a
place whrre you eau exhibit all that
is grand in d I ciiutifiil atiii' glorious
iu Christian character, and thai Is the
domestic circle. Let them learn first
to show pi ty ut home." If one is not
faithful in ai insignilieant sphere, he
will not he faithful in. a resounding
spheie. If Peter will not help the
cripple at the gate of the temple, he
will uevir be able to preach 3.IKN) into
Ihe kingdom at the Pentecost. If Paul
will not take pains to instruct in the
way of salvation the jailer of the Phil
ippiun dungeon, he will never make
Kelix tremble. He who is not faithful
in a skirmish would not be faithful in
an Armageddon. The fact is. we are
all placed in just the position in which
we ran most grandly serve tiod. and
we ought not to be chiefly thoughtful
about some sphere of usefulness which
we may aflrr awhile gain, but the all
absorbing question with you and with
mc ought to lie: "Lord, what wilt thou
have me now and here to do?"
There is one word in St. Paul's ad
juration around which the most of our
thoughts will revolve. That word is
"home." Ask ten different men the
meaning nf that word, and they will
give you ten different definitions. To
one it means love nt the hearth, plen
ty at the table, industry at the work
tuud. intelligence at the liooks. devo
tion al the altar. In that household
discord never sounds its warwhoop and
Reception never tricks with its false
fare. To him it means n greeting at
the door and a smile at the chair, peace
hovering like wings, joy clapping its
hands with laughter. Life is a tran
quil lake. Pillowed on the ripples sleep
the shadows. Ask another man what
home is, and he will tell you it is want
looking out nf a cheerless fire grate,
kneading hunger in an empty bread
tray. The damp air shivering with
,-ursrs. Xo Bible on the shelf. Chil
dren robbers and murderers in embryo.
Obscene songs lheic Jullnby. Every
face a picture of ruin. Want in the
background and sin staring from the
front. No Sabbath wave rolling over
that doorsill. Vestibule of the pit.
Shadow of infernal walls. Furnace for
forging everlasting chains. Fagots for
an unending funeral pile. Awful word.
It jn spelled with curses, it weeps with
ruin, it chokes with woe.it swears with
Ihe death agony of despair. The word
"home" in the one case means every
thing bright. The word "home" in the
:it her ease means every thing terrific.
I shall speak now of home as a test
if character, home us a refuge, home
is a political safeguard, home as a
school and home as a type of Heaven.
And in the first place home is a pow
erful test of character. The disposi
tion in public may be in gay costume,
w hile in private it is dishabille. As play
actors may appear in one way on the
luge and may appear in another way
behind the scenes, so private charac
ter may lie different from public char
acter. Private character is often pub
lic rhuraeti r turned wrong side out. A
man may receive you into his parlor as
though he wrrv a distillation of smiles,
ind yet his heart may lie a swamp of
nettles. There are business men who
ill day long are mild and conrteous.and
genial und good naliired in commer
cial life, damming back their irritabili
:y nnd their petulance and their dis
rontenl. but nt nightfall the dam
breaks and scolding pours forth in
floods and freshets.
Reputation is only the shadow of
character, and a very small bouse some
times will rust a very large shadow.
The lips may seem to drop w ith my rrh
and cassia and the disposition to be as
bright nnd war'n as a sheath of sun
Imuiiis. and yet they iniiy only be a
magnificent show window f.ira wretch
ed stock of goods. Tht re is muny a
until who is affable in public life and
amid commercial spheres who iu a
cowardly way lakes his anger and his
petulance home and drops them iu the
domestic circle. The reason men do
not display their bad temper in public
is because they do not want to be
knocked down. There are men who
hide their ietiilnurr ami their irrita
bility just for the same reason that
they do not lit their notes go to pro
test il does not pay or for the same
reason thai .they do nut want a man in
their stock eompuny tu sell bin stock
below par lest it depreciate the value.
As ut sunset tometiuies Ihe wind
rises, so after a sunshiny day there may
be a tempestuous night. Thrra are
people who in public act the philan
thropist who at home act the Nero with
respect to their slippers and their gown.
Audulmn, the great ornithologist, with
gun and pencil went through the for
evt of America to bring dow n and to
sketch the beautiful birds, and after
years of toil and exposure completed
bis manuscript and put it in a trunk
in Philadelphia and went off for a
few days' recreation and rest, and eame
bark and found that the rats had utter
ly destroyed the manuscript, but with
out any-discomposure and without any
fret- or had temper he again picked
up his gun and his pencil and visited
all the great fot etiof America and re
produced his immortal wc-rk. And yet
there are people with the ten-thousandth
part of that lots whoare utterly
irreconcilable, who at ihe loss of a
pencil or an article of raiment will
blow as long and loud and sharp as a
northeast storm. Now, that man who
is affable in public and who is ir
ritable in private is making a fraudu
lent and overissue of stock, and he
i as bad as a bank that might have
HoO.lKW or $iuO.OOo of bills in circula
tion with no specie iu the vault. Ieti
learn to show pity at borne. If we have
it not there, we have it not anywhere.
If e l.oive not genuine grace in the
fainiiv circle, all our out ward snd puli
lie plausibility merely springs from the
fear of the world or trom the slimy,
putrid pool of our own M-lli-hrcss. I
tell you the home is a mighty list of
character. What yen are al hotiieyoii
are every w lure, w hither you ) moii
st rate it or not.
Again, home i a refuge. Life in the
I uili'il Staler army on the national road
to Mi Aim a long Inarch, with ever ami
4i mill a skiinii-h anil a battle. At even
tide we pitch our lent and stack Un
arms! w e hang up the w ar cap. a lid. our
head nil the knapsack, we sleep until
the morning bugle calls us lo march to
the action. How pleasant il Is lo re
hearse the victories ami the surprises
and the uttacks of the day. rented by
the still eampfire of the home circle!
Ye, life is a stormy sen. With shiv
ered masts anil torn sails anil hulk
aleak, we put in at the harbor of home.
Illes'Seil harbor! Time we go for re
pairs in ill dock I he caudle in the
window is lo the toiling man the light
house guiding i.iiu into port. Children
go forth t i meet their fathers as pilots
at the Narrows take the hand of ships,
riie doorsill of the home is the wharf
where heaty life is unladen. Tin re is
the place win re we may talk of what
we hae done without being charged
with self udiilalion. There is the place
where we may lounge without being
thought ungraceful. There is the place
where we may express affection with
out lieiug thought silly. There is the
place where we may forget our an
noyances ar.d exasperations and
troubles. Forlorn earth pilgrim, no
home? Then die. That is better.
The grave is brighter and grander and
more glorious than this world with no
tent from inarching, with no harbor
Iroin the storm, with no place of rest
from this scene of greed and gouge and
loss and gain, tiod pity the man or
the woman who has no home!
Further, home is a political safe
guard. The safety of the state must
lie built on the safety of the home.
Why rnnnoi France rume to a placid
republic? MarMahon appoints his min
istry, and all France is aquakr lest the
republic be smothered, liambetta dies,
and there ore hundreds ut thousands
of Frenchmen who are fearing the re
turn of a monarchy. The Dreyfusrase
is at this moment a slumbering earth
quake under Paris. France, as a na
tion, has not the right kind of a Chris
tian home. The Christian hearthstone
is the only hearthstone for n republic.
The virtues cultured in Ihe family cir
cle are an absolute necessity for the
state. If there be not enough moral
principle lo make Ihe family adhere,
there will not be enough political prin
ciple to make the state adhere. No
home means the Cot lis and Vandals,
means the Nomads of Asia, means the
Numidians of Africa, changing from
place to place according as Ihe pasture
happeus to change. Confounded be all
those babels of iniquity which would
overpower and destroy the home! The
same storm that upsets the ship in
which the fa unity sail will sink the
frigate of the constitution. Jails and
penitentiaries and armies and navies
ate not our bct defenses. The door
of the home is the best fortress. House
hold utensils are our best artillery,
ccd Ihe chimneys of our dwelling
heuses are the grandest monuments to
safety and triumph. No home, no re
public! Further, home U a school. Old
ground must be turned up with subsoil
plw, and it must be harrowed and re
burrowed, and then the crop will not
he as lurge as that ot the new ground
v.'.th let culture. Now, youth and
I I lldhood are new- ground, and all the
iWuences thrown over their heart and
lilir will come up in after life luxuriant
ly. Every time you have given a smile
of approbation all the good cheer of
yi nr life will come up again in the
geniality of your children. And every
elullition of anger and every uncon
trollable display of indignation will
be fuel to their disposition 20 or 30 or
40 years from now fuel for a bad fire
a quarter of a century from this. You
praise the intelligence of your child
too much sometimes when you think
he is trot aware of it. and you will see
the result of it before ten years of age
in his annoying affectations. You
praise his- beauty, supposing he is not
lurge enough to understand what you
say, and you will find him stantlii.g
on a high chair before a flattering mir-
ror. Words and deeds and examples
are the seed of character, and children
are very apt to be the second edition of
their parents. Abraham begat Isaac,
so virtue is apt to go down in the an
cestral line, but Herod begat Agcbelaus,
mi iniquity is transmitted. What vast
rosponsihility comes upon parents in
view- of this subject!
- Oh. make your home the brightest
place on earth if you would chain your
children to the high put')' of virtue and
rectitude und religion! lo not always
turn the blinds the wrong way. Let
the light, which puts gold on the gen
tin ti nnd spots the pansy, pour intoy our
d .veiling, llo not expect the little
feet to keep step to a dead march. Do
not cover up your walls with such pic
tires as West's "Death on a Pale Horse"
or Tintoretto's "Massacre of the In
i.ocents." Uather cover them if yon
have pictures with "The. Hawking Par
ti." and "The Mill by Ihe Mountain
Stream." ami "The Fox Hunt." and the
"( bilidren Amid Flowers." and the
"Harvest Scene," and "The Sat unlay
Night Marketing." Get you no hint of
cheerfulness from grasshopper's leap
sn-r lamb's frisk ami quail's whistle
and garrulous streamlet, which from
the rock at the mountain top clear
down to the meadow ferns under the
shadow of the steep comes looking to
see where it can find the steepest place
lo leap off at and talking just tohear it
self tulk? If all Ihe skies hurtled with
iempest and everlasting storm, wan
dered over the sea. and every mountain
si renin were raving mad, frothing at
the mouth with mud foam, ami there
was nothing hut simoouur blowing
among the hills snd there were neither
lark's carol nor humming bird's trill,
nor waterfall's dash, but onl.f bear's
bark and panther's scream nnd wolfs
howl, then you might well gather into
your homes only Ihe shadows. Hut
when (iod has strewn the earth and the
heavens with beauty and with gladness,
U t us tnke into our home circles all in
nocent hilarity, afl brightness and all
good cheer. A dark home makea bad
boys and bad girls iu preparation for
bad men and bad women.
Above all, my friends, take into your
homes Christian principle. Can it be
that in any of the comfortable homes
whose inmates I confront the voire of
prayer is never lifted? What! Nosup
plieution at night for protection?
What! No lhanks giving in the morn
ing for rare? How, my brother, my
s.ster, will you answer (iod in the day
of judgment wiih reference to your
children? It is a plain question, and
therefore I ask it. In the tenth chapter
of Jeremiah God says He w ill pour out
His fury upon the families that call
not upon His name. Oh, parents, w hen
jcu are dead and gone, and the moss
is covering the inscription of the tomb
stone, will your children look back and '
think of father and mother at family j
prayer? Will thry lake the old family '
llible &r.il epen it nnd ee tlte murk of
tears of contrition and tears 6f consol
ing promise wept by eyes long before
gone out into darkness? Oh. if you
do not inculcate Christian principle in
I he hearts of your children, ami you do
not warn tin in against evil, and you do
not invite them to holiness and to tiod.
timd they wander off into iii-siiatiou
aid into iulidclitv nnd ut l.i.-l make
r.hipwreek of their Immoral soul, on
their ih ;ii IiIh d and ill the day nf judg
ment they will curse you!
Seated by the register or the stoic,
what If. on Ihe wall, should come out
the history of your children? What a
history ihe mortal and immortal life
nf your loved ones! Kverv parent is
w riting Ihe history of his child. He is
Writing it. composing it into song, or
pointing it with n groan.
My mind runs buck to due of the best
of early homes Prayer like a roof over
it. Peace like an atmosphere In it.
Parents personifications of faith in trial
and comfort in darkness. The two
pillars of that earthly home long crum
bled to dust. Hut shall I ever forgel
that early home? Yes. when the flower
lorgels Ihe sun thai warmed it. Yes.
when Ihe mariner forgets the star that
guided him. Yi s. when love has gone
out on the heai-l's altar, and memory
has emptied its urn into forget fulness
The n. the home of my childhood. I will
forget thee' The family nltarnf a fa
ther's lnioi tuiiit v nnd a mother's ten
derness, the voices of affection, the
funeral of our dead, the father and
mother with interlocked arms like in
tertwining branches nf trees making
a m rM tual arbor nf love and peace and
kiuilncss--then I will forget thee
then, and only then! You know, my
brother, that a hundred limes you have
been kept out of sin by the memory
of such a scene as I have been deserili
ing. You have ot ten had raging tempta
tions, but you know what has held you
with supernatural grasp. I tell you a
man who has hud such a good home as
that never gels over it, and a man who
has had a laid early home never gets
over it.
Again, home i-jir.MlaSBTasassai
oie-'" 7
n . '
th , . '
er t
the '
" j
,n wandered into
the city to find, the place where the
dead sleep, ami I looked all along In
line of Ihe beautiful hills, the pluce
where the dead might most peacefully
sleep, and I saw towers and castles, but
not a mausoleum or a monument or a
white slab eonUV I see. And I went ino
the chapel of the great town, aud I
said: "Where h the poor worship ami
where urei the hunt benches on which
they sit?" And the answer wus made
us: "We have no poor in this coun
try." And then I wandered out to find
the hovels of the destitute. amM found
mansions of amber and ivory and gold.
but not a tear could 1 see, uot a sigh
could I hear. Andi I was liewildered.
and I sat down under the branches of
a great tree, and I snid: "Where am I
and whem-e comes all thismceut T" And
then, out from among the leaves and
up Ihe flowery paths and across the
broad streams thi re came a beautiful
group thronging all about mc, uim! as
1 saw them come 1 thought I knew
their step, and as they shouted I
thought I knew their voices, but then
they were so gloriously arrayed in ap
parel such as I hud never before wit
nessed that I bowed as stranger to
stranger. Hut when again they clapped
their hands and shouted: "Welcome.
welcome!" t-he mystery all vanished,
am!' I found that time had gone ami
eternity hud come and we werr all
together again in our new home iu
Heaven, and I looked around', and I
said: "Are we all here?" and the
voices of many generation respomlcd:
"All here!" And while tears of glmh
wss were ruiMiinv down our cheeks,
and Ihe branches of the Lrlninnn eednrs
were clapping their hands, aud the tow
ers of the great city werechimingtheir
welcome, we all together began to leas
and shout anil sing: "Home! Hume!
he Was Werth. It.
They had been "keeping company'
for eight years, snd when he finally
proposed and was uccepted, in the ar
dor of his enthusiasm he exeluinied:
"Darling, you are worth your weight in
gold!" With almost cruel faretious
ness she replied: "That is saying a
good deal, for it wus on awful lone
wait." Kichniond Dispatch.
To al Asphalt Paveaseal.
Asphalt pavements can lie rut- foi
excavating purposes by a new device,
having a steel knife attached to tht
frame of a steam roller, the blade drag
ging on the pavement and cutting 4
narrow- path as the roller is drives
along, thus doing away with the list
of axes to chop tht- pavement open
('mfeiaatloa Wnpis.
A "Mexican has made a combination
sword nnd revo'ver, with the cylinder
mil trigger in the hilt of the sworJ,
and the revolver barrel pointing dowj.
the sword's blade.
faaeaasoa ISvealed a Marvelsaa
Motae Owe Maadred aad rifle
fears Aa.
If further proof wtra needed of the
dictum that "there is no new thing no
Jcr the sun," it bss been supplied by an
article in the Kevue Scientitiqne, which
trsces the invention nf the autocar to
the Ingenious mechanician, Vaucanson,
just IW years ago. In a memorandum
recently brought to light, il is record
ed that Vaucanson was honored in 1749
by a visit from Louis XV. for the purpose
ot inspecting s marvelous carriage that
ran without the sid of a horse or any
visible means of propulsion. Two per
sons took their seats in Ibe vehicle,
which seems to hsve been as gorgeous
ss a sheriff's carriage, snd were driven
round the courtyard to the satisfaction
of his majesty and of Due de Mortemart,
M. de Lauzun, M. d'Avezac, and other
members of his suite. Hut, thongh a
promise was secured of royal patron
age, the Academy of Sciences declsred
that such a conveyance could not be
tolerated in the streets, snd the scheme
was nipped in the bud. The motive
pnvver was supplied by a bug clock
pr'ng. that only a short Journey
was possible, but Ihe gesr seems to
have close?y resembled that of th
horseless carriages of to-day.
Abawlatelr Hew.
A missionary returning to Basle from
Patagonia brought with him a collec
tion of Patagoninu skulls. The custom
house officers nt I.es Verrieres opened
the chest. Inspected Ihe contents and
informed the owner that the consign
ment must lie classed ss animal bones
and taxed at so much Ihe pound. The
missionary was indignant, and eventu
ally Ihe officers reconsidered the ques
tion. When the way bill had been re
vised it appeared in the followtngfcrni:
"Chest of natiie skulls. Personal ef
fects, alreadv worn."
tier Stasias Caalesla.
The Or i nneror has devised a
""scl'c-ti encouragement of
I ' : "-ire. It
. be ; i and it
ists as .. ..on., . o to be
, in diiTerriil town every year.
el -as been selected for the first
let it ion. the chief condition ef
h is that each choir taking part
receive sn unpublished musical
,- position about an hour before the
est takes place. There will be no
rrpaniiner.t. The kaiser's prise Is
' luable jewel.
- A lid Rash al Dlanawwd Tdlnera.
wild rush of excited miners is reported nt
, agine. Western Australia, where dia
di hare been discovered in larxe uuan
s, snd it is feared that many will lose
- lives in the mad struggle for riches. In
country the rush fur gain is causing
y other men to break down in health
strength. Nervousness, sleeplessness,
of Hesh and appetite ami general debility
. hecomnionvsymptoms. Hostetter'stom
liitters will cure them all.
Tlaaelv Reaalwder.
e other day. as two friends were talk
. ogether in the street, a donkey began
-ay and wheeze and couch in a distress
dinner. "What a cold tli.it donkey
said one of the men. "And. hy the
that puts me in mind how is your
i!" Cincinnati Knouirer.
jt fan Vet Allen's Faot-Eas FREE.
-e(.s,t.i.i to Allen H Olmsted, Le Roy,
'fur a KKKK sample of Allen's r'uol
I jiowdcr to shake into your shoes. It
i-hiililaiiis. sweating, damp, swollen,
r feel. Il makes ticlit shoes easy.
1 1 'orns. Buuions and Ingrowing- Nulla.
Juggislsaiid suoesloressell it. - inula.
Allara Hla laislelsas,
ere is one time in a man's life when
llrviiutl.v thankful it ia when he feels
Id hoarding house rat rub up against
Icusers on the day when rabbit stew
lounced. Yonkers Statesman.
T fare Cold la Owe Day
axative Itronio Quinine Tablets.. Af.
its refund money if it fails to cure. 23c-
my "Paw, what is a joint snake?"
gg "The kind a man gets from fre
ig joints, I reckon." Indianapolis
System positively quickest route
r Northwest and Chicago to all
Kat toast Kesorts. Only one
ot trains, ror nartuuurs address
tell, 2U6 1 lark St., i. hitago.
t you hate to have s man tell yon the
itory twice?" "Yes: esiieciallv if it is
f it is
ie 'hat I told him. Chicago
iui:. with so many people is they
n.! that docs them no good.
I '..) Deu'.orral.
St. Jacobs Oil cures Kaikache. St. Jacobs
Oil cures Muscular Aches.
The poorer the family the fatter the dog.
Atchison tilolie.
St. Jacobs Oil cures .Soreness. St. Jacobs
Oil cures Stiffness.
The phrenologist always has his business
on the brain. Chicago Daily News.
GOVgElH OF onn
Uses Pe-ru-na it in His Family
For Golds W and Grip.
A Letter Fram the Executive Office af Oretwa.
Pe-ru-na is known from the Atlantic
to the Pacific. Letters of congratula
tion and commendation testifying to
the merits of Pe-ru-na as a catarrh rem
edy are pouring in from every state in
the Union. Dr. Hartman is receiving
hundreds of such letters daily. All
classes write these letters, from the
highest to the lowest.
The outdoor laborer, the indoor arti
san, the clerk, the editor, the statesman,
the preacher all agree that Pe-ru-na is
the catarrh remedy of the age. The
stage and rostrum, recognizing catarrh
as their greatest enemy, are especially
enthusiastic in their praise and testi
mony. Any man who wishes perfect health
must be entirely free from catarrh. Ca
tarrh is well-nigh universal; almost
omnipresent. Pe-ru-na is the only ab
solute safeguard known. A cold is the
beginning of ratarrh. Toprevent colds.
to cure colds, is to cheat catarrh out of
its victims. Pe-ru-na not only cures ta
tarrh, but prevents. Kvery household
should be supplied with this great rem
edy for roughs, colds and so forth.
The Governor of Oregon U an ardent
admirer of Pe-ru-na. Ha keeps it con-
"Durability is
Better Than Show."
The 'wealth of the mulii
millionaires is not equal to
good health. Riches without
health are a curse, and yet the
rich, the middle classes and
the poor alike have, in Hood" s
Sarsaparilla, a valuable as
sistant in getting and main
taining perfect health It
never disappoints.
Scrofula-" Three years ago our ton.
now eleven, had s serious esse of scrofulav
anderysipelas with dreadful sores. disenare
Ing and itching constantly. He could not
walk. Mrveral physk-ians did not help sir
sixteen months. Three months' treatment
with Hood's Sarsaarilla made hint per
fectly well. We are glad to tell others of a."
Maa. David Lai d, inlaws, Kansas.
NaUMfs "Vomiting spells, dizziness
and prostration troubled me lor years.
Had neuralgia, grew weak aud could not
sleep. My age was asiinst me. but lioori'
Barsanarilla cured me thoroughly. My
weight increase. 1,-nns ISUt 143 pounds. I
am the mother of nine children- Never felt
so well and strong since I was married as I
do now.- M s. .. A. W Alias, li3 33d SU.
Wsshington, 1. C,
CCZema-" u hart to tie the bands of
our two year old son on account of ecxema
on face sml limbs. No medicine even
helped until we used Hood's Parswparillv
which soon r tired. M ss. A. Vl Wvck, K t
Montgomery street, Paterson, N. J.
Hood's rllU ears Brer His; sea trrUstlsa art,
tha oiiiT eat hartic ta take with Hal' BarsaaarilW
The Baste wf Sawhaw Saysi
A glad hand often hides as itchin' palm.
When a man is hard up te is geaerly cast
The man with a pnll ia usuly in the push.
The prodigal son has alwiys been a husky
Alcoholic spirits gener'lv g before a fall
The fellow with a grind .tone is a lookin,
for crank.
The early bird is apt .to make hia first ra
apearance about Kaster.
There is a good deal of mutton nowadays
trvin' to apfie.ir like wolf.
That man who always looked before he
leaned i.rnb'ly didn't travel Bights. Chlr
cago Democrat.
Sensitive mm That Head.
The illustrious srnator. who still lacked a
dozen or more votes ot reelection, was in tha
harher's eh.iir.
The razorial artist ran hia 6ngrrs through
k's customer's hair.
"Seems rather dry and Jtad." he said, iat
a deferential and snircestive manner.
"Great Scott!" ex!aim-d the illustrious
statesman, fiercely. "Can't I go snvwhera
without having mv deadlocks thrown Bp to
me?" Chicago Tribune.
Catarrh CawwwS Cared
Sith Loral Applications, aa they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a
blood or constitutional disease, and ia order
to cure it you must take internal remedies.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ia taken internally, and
acts directly on the blood and mucous sur
laccs. Hall's Catarrh Cure la not a quack
medicine. It was prescribed by one ot the
best physicians in this country for years,
and ia a regular prescription. It is eom
ieed of the best tonics known, combined
with the best blood purifiers, acting direct
ly on the mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two ingredients is what
produces such wonderful results in curing
Catarrh. Sml for te-stimoni.il., free.
V. .?. CIIKNKY CO., Pror.s . Toledo, O.
oId bv all dnigysta, price Tar.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Aad t at Dnst Retara.
Mrs. Flyer Harry, do you know the dirt
from which diamonds aretikea is blue?
Mr. Fiver No: but I know that the fel
low who has to put up the dust for them fea-
eraily is. Jewelers n eekiy
Drasaaa laeraslsCrass
It's the greatest grass oa earthrfilzer says
so. Inn grass yields to 7 toqs better ha
than timothy in dry, rainless countries;
yields even more than that in Ohio, Ind..
Mich., Wis., Iowa, 111., Mo.. Kan,., Nrbr ,
Mont., yes in every state of the Union!
Salzer warrants this! Potatoes 1.20 a Bbl.
Send this notice to .Il itIN A. SALZER
SKKIj 111.. LA CROSSE, Wld and 10
cents postage and receive their great Seed
Catalogue and sample of this grasa seed aad
nine other tarm seed Rare ties ires, a.j
A sad Casta.
"Was Beatrice weeping because her DBS
band had appendicitis?"
"No. she wept because he didn't get it aa
til it was out ot style." Chicago Eveaing
C re see a t Male I, Eareka Springs, Ares.
tsaiaiMa, .
ens February IT!. In the Ozark Moan
tains. Delightful rilmaie. Keanuiul scenery.
I "ncquuled medicinal waters. Cheap ex
cursion rates. Through sleepers via Frisco
Line. Address.!. O. I lank. Manager. Koons
II. Arcade, Century Building, or Frw-o
Ticket Office, No. 101 X. Kroadway, SU
Louis, Mo.
The Savace Baehehsv.
"As soon as a woman gets fat." savs th
Savage Bachelor, "ber aext move is to get
s photograph taken that looks like the front
of a butcher hop." Indianapolis Journal
tinually in the house. Ia a recent 1st
ter to Dr. Hartman he says:
State or Oo..
Salem. May . 1K&
The Pe-ru-na MedicineCo.,Columbus,0.:
Dear Sirs I have had occasion to asa
your Pe-ru-na medicine in my family
for colds, and it proved to be an excel
lent remedy. 1 have not had occasion
to use it for other ailments.
Yours very truly.
W. M. Lord.
It will be noticed that the Governor
soys he 'has not bad occasion to use Pi -ru-na
for other ailments. The reason
for this is, most other ailments begin
with a cold. L'sing Pe-ru-na to prompt
ly cure colds, he protects his family
against other ailments. This is exactly
what every other family in tha I'nited
States should do. Keep Pe-m-na In tha
house. I'se it for coughs, colds, la
grippe, and other climatic affections ot
winter, and there will be no other ail
ments in the house. Such families
should provide themselves with a copy
of Dr. Hart man's free book, entitled
"Winter Catarrh." Address Dr. Bart
man, Columbus, Oaia.
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