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The Ceredo Advance.
T. T. McDOUGAL. Publisher. CEREDO. : WEST VIRGINIA. t 19CJ JUNE. 1901 ? £ ' • 1 WID. TIB*. FM. I US - |::.~Tup~^r| I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 I ~ 9 10 I 1 , 12 13 14 15 | j 16 17 13 19 20 21,22 | I 23 24 25 26 27 28|29 | CURRENT TOPICS. Ronnoke Island first gn\c to tlio world tobacco. An English firm is manufacturing artificial marble. The next Olympian games will be held at St. Louis in 1004. A (. a li fornia cow boy rides a steer in preference to a horse. Celluloid is made with almost the rain* materials as gun-cotton. Another \ iking ship, or rather boat lias born unearthed near Kiel. Russia has more “freak” ships in her navy than any other nation. Of all the newspapers published in the world OS per cent are in the En glish language. The apartments of deceased kings of Italy are left absolutely untouched for two generations. Three hundred and twenty-five tn'dcs in a day is the record of a sail ing ship, 500 for a steamer. (>ov. Allen, of Porto Rico, in his an fcunl report, recommends a colonial government on the lines of the Dan ish French and English West Indies. Sydney, N. S. \Y\, has large depart ment stores, some of w hich do a busi ness of several million dollars annual ly arid employs from 500 to 1,000 clerks. The wool shipments from Sydney, Australia, has a vulue something like 140,000,000 a year, and there is a large export of grain, coal and manufactur ed goods. I lie African Red Kaflir always rubs liis teeth after a meal with cold wood • sh from the fireplace, which accounts for the absence of tartar, and the tine color of his teeth. Miss Ruth White Mason, daughter of Senator Mason, and seven other young women were graduated from the Washington College of Law, Washington. D. (’. 1 he mayor of Lyons, France, has prohibited the opening of any estab lishment for the sale of intoxicants within 250 yards of any cemetery, church, hospital or school. The Spanish soldier has only two vn< als a day, and he keeps in excel lent condition on a fare consisting of a chunk of dry bread, a little oil, b clove of garlic sind his cigarette. About 10.000,000 cattle are now to be found in tin* Argentine Republic. They are said to Is* all descendants of eight cows and one bull which were brought 1o Brazil in the middle of the 16th century. 'J hi* most curious cemetery is situ ated at Luxor, on the Nile. Here re pose 1 lie mummified bodies of millions of sue red cats. Their remains are side by side with ti e bodies of kings find Emperors in mausoleums. a lamoiis ranine cemetery is to l>o seen behind the summer palace at Pe king, where a thousand dogs, the pets of the various monarch* of China, are laid 1o rest. Kaeli animal has a mon ument erected to if. some of them be ing of ivory, silver and gold. I he (iermau army has a swimming school for troops, where every one must learn to swim. The best swim mers arc able to cross a stream of sew ral hundred yards’ width, even when carrying their clothing, rifle and ammunition. JM me. Aria hi, the noted french jour nalist. has a private 1 heater in her home, nud new ploys nre enacted In fore audiences of her friends. Mine. Adam has o many friends ihnt the same piny *s given nr three successive nights, so that the theater will not !>♦• crowded. Northwich, the canter of the salt Industry i-i flrent Ilritain. h otic of the queerest towns in the v.orld. The whole underlying country is «iroplv one innss of sylt. The mining of the salt constitutes flu* staple industry of the districts, an I from Norfhwieh alone 1.200,000 tons of salt arc shipped annually. In I’ra/il has now been found the most curious frog In the entire world. It is known as “fly la fa her.” ami the difference between it and other ha* trach in ns lies in the fact that the fe males of this species regulnrlv build nests in which they lav ih«*i r the ir object, being to preserve their littb ones from ihe enemies that con stantly threaten them. In India there i.s a Imtterfly < Kalli ma quaf-his), the under side of uhosc wing* resemble leaves. When this but terfly alights th* wings close and the position taken makes the butterfly look like a leaf growing from the twig. Sweden nnd Norway both boast sev eral homes for unmarried women. One of these was endowed more than 200 years ago by a man who left the bulk of his fortune to his spinster deoend unt*. 'Ihe home is mnnnged by salar ied trustees. and the unmarried wo man who e»n prove kinship to the founder it entitled to a home there. * USING OUR TALENTS. Sermon for Those Given to Depreci ate Themselves. Ularonrar of I>r. Talmigp on the Short Text, “To Another One”— Dlltl cult 'I'aak to Apcurntcl) I’.m tliiiute Uorkcltra, [Copyright, 1901, by I.ouls Ivlopsch, N. Y.J T his is a discourse by l)r. Talmage for those given to depreciate them selves and who have an idea that their best attempts amount to little or nothing; text, Matthew H5: 15, “To another one.” Kxpel first from this parable of the talents the word “usury.” It ought to have been translated “interest.” “Usury” is finding a man in a tight place and compelling him to pay an unreasonable sum to get out.' “In terest” is u righteous payment for the use of money. When the capital ist of this parable went off from home, he gave to his stewards cer tain sums of money, wishing to have them prontnhly invested. Change also your idea as to the value of one talent. You remember the capital ist gave to one of his men for busi ness purposes tbe talents, to another two, to another one. What a small amount to lust, you think, and how could he be expected to do anything with only one talent? 1 have to tell you that one talent was about $7,H00, so that when my text says: “To an other one,” it implies that those who have the least have much. We bother ourselves a great deal about those who are highly gifted or have large financial resource or exalt ed official position or wide reaching opportunity. We are anxious that their wealth, their eloquence, their wit, be employed on the right side. One of them makes a mistake, and we say: “What an awful disaster.” When one of them devotes all his great ability to useful purposes, we celebrate it, we enlarge upon it, we speak Wf it as something for grati tude to C.od. Meanwhile we give no time at all to consider what people are doing with their one talent, not realizing that ten people of one tal ent each are quite as important as one man with ten talents. In the one case the advantage or opportunity is concentered in a single personality, while in another it is divided among ten individuals. Now, what we want to do in this sermon is to waken peo ple of only one talent to appreciation of their duty. Only a few people have five talents or ten talents, while millions have one. My short text is like a galvanic shock, “To another one.” The most difficult thing in the world is to make an accurate esti mate of ourselves. Our friends value us too high, our enemies too low. To find out what we ttre worth morally and mentally is almost impossible. We are apt to measure ourselves by those around us, but this is not fair, ns they may be very brilliant or very ‘lull, very good or very bad. Indeed there are no human scales that can tell our exact moral and mental weight, nor is there a standard by which we can measure our exact in tellectual height, so the hardest thing to do is to calculate our real stature or heft. Hut it will be no evidence of egotism in any of us if we say that we have at least one talent. What is it and, finding what it is, what use shall we make of it? The most of the people, finding that they have only one talent, do as the man spoken of in tin* parable, they hide it. Hut if all (if the people who have one talent brought it out for use before this century is half past and corre spondents begin to write at the head of their letters 1950 the earth would be one of the outskirts of heaven. I ask you again: What is your one talen t ? Is it a cheerful look? Carry that look wherever you go. It must come from a cheerful heart. It is not that inane smile which we sometimes see which >s an irritation. In other words, it must he a light within us so bright that it illumines eye, cheek, nostril ami mouth. Let ten men who are accustomed to walking a certain street every day resolve upon a cheerful count* nance as a result of a cheerful heart, and the influence of such a facial irradiation would he felt not only in that street, hut throughout the town. ( he« rfulner.s is catching. Hut a cheerful look is exceptional. Examine the first go fares that you meet going through Pennsylvania avenue or Chestnut street nr (’roadway or State street or Salle street or Euclid avenue ■ml 10 out of the go fares hate either an anxious look *»r a severe look or a depressing look nr an avaricious look or a sneering look or a vacant look Here is a missionary work for those who hat «• trouble. Arm your-elf V\ i r »i t;os|H-| comfort. Let the i.ixl uiio comforted Mary and Martha at the In** ,,f t h«*ir brother, the (,*,*! W|,*J soothed Abraham at the loss of1 Sarah and the (,o»| of |/ilVid. who consoled the la-reft spirit at the Joy* | of his boy b.v saying: l shall go to! him; the <•*»«! who fili<*| st. John with doxologv when an exile on bar ren Pat mow and the t.od who has j gi\m happiness to thousands *,f tj,r bankrupted and persecuted, filling tlu m with heavenly riches which '• Were more than the earthly a*lvan tages that are wiped out jet that Hod help them. If M<- take full j,ov. session of your nature, then you will go down the street hem-diet ion to all who see you. and those who are in the tough places of Jif,. „nd are ' run upon and belied and bail their homes destroyed will say: that man can be happy. I can be happy. He has been through troubles as nig as mine, and he goes down the street with a face in e.ery lineament of which there are joy and peace and heaven. What am I groaning about? From the same place that man got his cheerfulness I cun get mine. ‘Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for 1 shall yet pruise him who is the health of my countenance and my God.* ” Again, is your talent that of wit or humor? I'se it for God. Much of the world’s wit is damaging. Most of sat ir« Las a sting in it. Much of carica ture is malevolent. Much of smart re tort is vitriolic. In order to say smart things how many will sacrifice the feelings of others! The sword they curry is keen, and it is employed to thrust and lacerate, lint few men in all the world and in all the churches realize that if wit is bestowed it is given them for useful, for improving, for healthful purposes. If we all had more of it and knew how to use it aright, how much it would improve our Christian conversation and prayer meeting talk and sermon! Hubert South an«l Howland Hill and Jeremy Taylor and Dean Swift and Lorenzo Dow and CJeorge YYhitefield used their wit and their humor to gather great audiences and then lead them into the kingdom of tiod. Frivolity is repulsive in religious discussion, but 1 like the humor of .lob when he snid to his in solent critics: “No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.” and I like the humor of the prophet Klijah, who told the Paulites to pray louder, as their god was out hunting or on an excursion or in such loud conversation that he could not hear them. ] like the sarcasm of ( hrist when He told tin* self-right eous Pharisees that they were so good they needed no help: “The whole need not a physician, but that they are sick,” or when in mirthful hyperpole he arraigns the hypocritical teachers of His dav who were so particular about little things and careless about Mg things, saying: “Ye blind guides Mint, strain at a gnat and swallow a camel,” and the Hible is all ablaze w ith epigram, words surprisingly put and phraseology that must have made the audiences of Paul and Christ nudge each other and exchange glances and smile and then appropriate the tre mendous truths of the (jospel. There are some evils you can laugh down taster than you can ]*rcach down. I he question is always being asked, why do not more people go to churcli, prayer meeting and other religious meetings? 1 will tell you. We of the pulpit and the pew ore so dull they cannot stand it. llut when we ask why people do not go to church we ask a misleading question. More people go now to church than ever in the world s history, and the reason is in all our denominations there is a new race of ministers stepping into the pulpits which are not the apostles of humdrum. Sure enough, we want in the Lord’s army the heavy artillery, but we want also more men who, like Hums, a farmer at Gettysburg, took a musket and went out on his own ac count to do a little shooting different from the other soldiers. The churcli of God is dying of the proprieties. Or is your talent an opportunity to mt a good example? One person do ing right under adverse circumstances will accomplish more than many trea tises about what is right. The census hits never b**en taken of lovely old folks. Most of us. it we have not such a one in ot.r own house now. have in our memory such a saint. We went 1° those old people with all our trou bles. They were perpetual evangel ists, by their soothing words, by their hopefu’ness of spirit, an inexpressible help, i cannot see liow Heaven could make them any lovelier than they are or were. Hut there are exceptions. I here is a daughter in that family whose father is impatient and the mother querulous. The passage of many years does not always improve 1 he disposition, and there are a great many disagreeable old folks. Some of them forget, that they were young t lie insH \ es. and they become untidy Ml t heir habits and wonder how, w hen t heir ast lima or rheumatism is so bad, otliei people can laugh or sing and go on as they do. The daughter in that family bears all th* peevishness and unreasonable behavior of senility without answering back or making any kind of complaint. Ifyoushtuild ask her wl-.at her five talents are or IU I fine hi leni. is, i he would answer that she has no talent at aII. (ireatlv mistaken is she. Her one talent is to forbear and treat the childishness of flic old as well as she treats the child ishness of tlie young. She is no mu sician, and besides th« re may not be a piano in tin* house. She cannot skill fully swing a croquet mallet or golf slick. Indeed, she seems shut up to see what she can do with a ladle and a broom and a brush and other house hold implements. She is the personi fiention of patience, ami her reward will he as long as Heaven. Indeed, much of her reward may be given on • :»rth. She is in a rough college, from which site may after awhile graduate into brightest domesticity. She is a heroine, though at present she may receive nothing but scolding and de preciation. Her one talent of pa tience under trial will do more good than many morocco covered sermons on patience preached to-day from th< tasseled cushion of the pulpit. There is a man in business life whose one talent is honesty, lie has not the genius or the force to organize a com pany or plan what Is called a ‘'corner • n wheat'* or "a corner in stocks" or "a corner" in anything, lie goes to business at a reasonable hour ami re turns when it is time to lock up. lie never gave a cheek for $20,000 in all his life, luit lie is Known on the street and in tlie church and in many honor able circles as an honest man. His word is ie good as his bond. He has for itO years been referred to as a clean, upright, industrious, consistent ( hristiau man. Ask him how many t a lent s he has. and he will not claim even one. He cannot make a speech, he cannot buy up a market, he cannot afford an outshining equipage, but what an example he is to the young, what an honor to his household, w hut u pillar to the church of God. what a specimen of t rut h and integrity aud ali roundnevs of character! Js there ant* comparison iu> usefulness between that man with the one talent of hon esty and the dashing operators of the money market? • tie duel work of the people with many talents is to excite wonderment and to startle and electrify the world. What use is there in all that? Mo use at all. 1 have not so much interest in the one man out of the million as 1 have in the million, tlet the great masses of the world right and it does not make much difference about what the exceptional people are doing. Have all the people with one talent en listed fur (I oil and righteousness, atul let all those with ti ve or t en t a lent s mi grate to the north star or the moon, and this world would get on splendid ly. The hardworking, industrious classes of America are all right and would give no trouble, but it is the genius who gives up work and on a big salary goes around to excite dis satisfaction and embroilment, the genius who quits work and steps on the stage or political platform, eats beafsteok and quail on toast and causes the common laborers, com pelled to idleness, to put their hands into empty pockets and cat gristle and gnaw bones. The world would be mightily improved if it could slough off about 5,000 geniuses, for there are more than that on our planet. Then the man or woman of one talent would take possession of the world and rule it in a common sense and Christian way. there would be less to amaze and startle, but more to give equipoise to church and slate and world. “To another one.” uir wurus c»i ^oan Webster's vocabulary and the thou sands of words since then added to our English vocabulary there is one out mastering word the power of which cannot be estimated, and it reaches so far tip and so far down, and that is the word “ciinte.” It has drawn more peo ple away from the wrong and toward the right than any word I now think of. It has at times crowded all the 1- gates of Heaven with fresh arriv als. it will yet rob the path of death of ’he last pedestrians. It will yet chime so loudly and gladly that all the tolling bells of sorrow will be drowned with the music. It is piled up in the I’ihle’s climax and peroration: “And the Spirit and the bride say. Come, and let him that liearetb say. Come and let him that is athirst come.” Have it on the point of your pen, have it on the lip of your tongue. Monosyllables are mightier than polysyllables, and that word “come * is the mightiest-of mon osyllables. After the resurrection day ujhI all Heaven is made tip, resurrected bod ies joined to ransomed souls, and the gates which were so long open are shut there may he some day when all the redeemed may pass in review before the great white throne. If so, I think the hosts passing before the King will move in different divisions. With the lirst division will pass the mighty ones of earth who were as good and useful as 11 ev were great. In tliis division will pass before the throne all the Martin Luthers, the •John Knoxes, the Wesleys, the Kieh ard Cecils, the Miltons, the Chrysos toms, the Hersehells, the Lenoxes, the C.enfge I'enbodys, the Abbot Law rences and all the consecrated Chris tian men and women who were great in literature, in law, in medicine, in philosophy. In commerce. Their genius never spoiled them. They were as humble as they were gifted or opulent. They were great on earth, and now they are great in Heaver. Tlieir surpassing and mag nificent talents were all used for the world's betterment. As they pass in review before the King on the great White throne to higher and highei rewards it makes me think of the parable of the talents: “To another ten." I stand and watch the other divisions as they go by, division after division, until the largest of all the divisions comes in sight. It is a hun dred to one, a thousand to one, ten thousand to one, larger than the other divisions. It is made up of .... .. ih-mt Hill 2111 V f III lip but Slip port their families and pive whatever of their limited means they could spore for the relief of poverty and sickness and the salvation of the world, mothers who took pood care of children by example and precept start inp them on the rood to Heaven, millions of Knhhnth school teachers who sacrificed an afternoon's siesta for the listeninp class of vo ip im mortals, women who declined the mnklnp of homes for themselves that they might take care of father and mother in the weaknesses of old ape, I ministers of the Gospel who on nip gardly stipend preached in the back woods, meeting houses, souls who for lonp years did notliinp but suffer, yet suffered with so much cheerful patience that it became a helpful les son to all who heard of it; those who served God faithfully all their lives and who«e i ame never but once ap peared in print and that time in the three lines of the death column ■ which some survivor paid for. sailors who perished in the storm while try ing to pet the life line out to the drowninp. persecuted and fried souls who endured wit ho at complaint ma lignity and abuse, those who had j only ordinary equipment f,,r body |acd ordinary endowment of intellect, j vet devoted all they had to holy pur ! atxl spiritual achievement. As i 1 this, the largest of all the di ; i i*ions, from nil lands and from all japes, piss in review before th« King j »>n the great white throne I nrn re~ minded r f the wonderful parable of the talents and more especially of my text: “To another one." There are **>.742 locks and kfja in the Grand <. pera bouse, i’uij*. - .1IM Ml ®vpry ra°ther possesses information of vital value to her y ung daughter. That daughter is a precious legacy, and the responsitnhty for her future is largely in the hands of the mother The mysterious change that develops the thought less g,rl into the thoughtful woman should find the mother on the watch day and night. As she cares for the physical StTals°of her daughter’ 80 wil1 the woman be, and her When the young girls thoughts become sluggish, when she experiences headaches, dizziness, faintness, and exhibits an abnormal disposition to sleep, pains in the back and lower limbs eyes dim, desire for solitude, and a dislike for the society of other girls, when she is a mystery to herself and friends, then the mother should go to her aid promptly. At such a time the greatest aid to nature is Lydia E. Pink ivcV1 S fVe?Ktnbl° Oo,?,>olllld* Xt prepares the young ^isthoufr0oftthrial°m,ng change’ and is the 8Urest reliance in , M^hep!tltiWin^le«ers fro™ .Miss Good are practical proof of Mrs. Pinkham s efficient advice to young women. Miss Good asks Mrs. Pinkham for help. • •DPiR Mho Ptx-itihw. t i i June 12th, 1899. 1IFAR MRS. PINKHAM.—I have l>een very much bothered for time with my monthly periods being irregular I will tell von nil n> it. and put myself in your care, for I have heard so much of yon e2?k month menstruation would become less and less, until it entirely stom>c>'i for six months, and now it has stopped again. I have Income very^ner vous and of a very bad color. 1 am a vm.n» ~;,-i „ ‘i i. _ °er _ 1 . * , r1 n •••• » V ii tilt KAt "ork ver>’ hard. I would be very much pleased if you would tell me what to do."—Mibh Pkari.Uood, Cor. *9tli Avenue and Yeslur Way, Seattle, Wash. The Happy Result. „ tw. -tr February 10th, 1900. r- _>• , 1AR ,**?; Tinkham :—I cannot praise Lydia "• Pinkham s v eg’etable Compound enouc-h. It is just simply wonderful the change your medicine has made in me. I feel like another person. Mv work is now a pleasure to me, while before usini? your medicine it was a burden. To-day I am a healthy and happy g>irl. I think if more women would use vour Veiretnhle C. intvinrwl ♦ ....... 1 .1 i _ « If less suffering in the world. 1 cannot express the - U ■ , ' xiH rieneeil by using Lydia E. Pink ham s Vegetable Compound."—Miss Pearl Good. - Cor- ~uth Avenue and Yeslar Way. battle. Wash. Q C 11/ inn Owin* (o the fact that tornt akeptical ■ nr n people have from time to time questioned ■^k ■■■■■■ ikfc II ■ 1.%0 the Kenuinencssof the testimonial letters n 118111 irr* ri" f—Jajtsrsr ^r&w;,hr “huh Wl1 V* P»,d lo “ny 1'frs.r. whr run ,how that the above %r \0 writer'•'•oe ** 1°°* *en“,ne’ °.r Polished before «,bta,nin< the writer • special permission.—Lydia E. Pinkmam Medicine Co. HOGS CATCHING FISH. tt naliiUKlon I'llrmrr* Mint Keen Their s*, a «* u > from lllvern He rb it a e of Their UUuk for Salmon. In the state of Washington, as all 8t‘In mi I hoys and girls doubtless know, are the greatest salmon fisheries in America. Kvery spring the swift mountain streams are fairly alive with these beautiful reddish yellow li'li (tin re and four feet in length and weighing often kV* and 30 pounds), as they go up Ihe river t<> deposit their eggs 'm tin. heod'W at ers of the moun tain streams. I hen in the early fall tiny roiiir down again. It is during these two seasons that wluit known as the salmon run is at its full height, and I his is i he t lo w |,ioll the Wash inglon boys look forward to all the rest of tin year. I'Wl tin queerest fishers are neither Indians nor lioys, say* tin cxchunpe of t lui t state. I*11ey are hops. So foiul are the Imps of this delicacy, winch costs the people of London one dollar a pound, that the farmers who h,i\.- pastures alonp the rivers have ”*«•*. i rouble fr ne • up the farms «o that I lie hops cannot pet into the streams. Mr. Mop( wades in. or swims m. accord inp to the depth of the stream, and then watches for the saltimii I lie salmon -wirtis alonp un - "spect inply. \|r. Hop is rend.V for him. (/nick as a flash he fastens his prerd.v I:|about tin- prcat fish and allies him ashore, there to devour h m w th th> preutest relish. Then l> u l< he slij v into thi water to watch b»r t lie next traveler alonp that way. He will keep tins up until his Inin* :>%i is satisfied, fliis indnlpenee ruins i In Imp fur pork, however, as it pives t a f'shy taste, and no one will buy '*• lb.it is the r< ison the farmers I cep their hops as far from the t cams as possible. GROUND STONE AS FOOD. sen ret l yr of t.llble Stutter in India I.cm«Ih to the f «> n■ it |if |n of »• rlnblr Hock. On account of the absence of seeds II Md succulent roots of prusxes, „avi 1 he chief medical officer of Rnjputana n n recent rrport. the hark of trees tuU even ground-up rocks are u*«d, pimcipully tu gi\c imlk to the scanty meal, aiui tlirrcliy slay the pangs of hunger for a longer time. At present small proportions of ground Khejra hark are in use nearly everywhere, and in ill.’ proportion of about one part to twenty of flour it does not impair the digestion of the J.rboring classes, although it (lorn so if taken in excels, says St. James' Gazette. Indeed, small quantities of this bark, well ground, are said to aid digestion, anti to make tip to some extent for t lie want «*f fresh vegetables. A soft stone, plia ( hafa, found on the I»ikanen-Marwar border of Jaipur, is hugely used in that part of the coun try to give bulk to the meal. This stone is friable, and easily ground into fine powder. It contains an oiengi lions substance, which has some nutri tious qualities, and the people have found that when finely ground aad used in the proportion of about one fourth to t hr ee-f ou r t li s of flour it does not impair digestion for a con siderable time; but when it is used In excess it soon gives rise to malnu trition, emaciation, bowel disease, swollen fert ami oilier signs of starva tion. Other barks and earthy sub stances are more Injurious, but the flesh of the cattle that died, which was used extensively, had no ill effects. Hoyle's literary Work. The father of 1 lie game of whi^t. Kdmond Hoyle, lited in lie t»7 venrs old. Hi* treatise on cards Inis been pub lished in all language* and probably no work except the Itildc ha* passed through more editions. The original work appeared in l.ondon in ITU and 177ft it bad reached its fifteenth edi tion. I lien the commentators, revis ers, critics, iconoclasts, pirates and expounders set in and from that time on down to i be prevent day innumer able liny leu blue been issued. toffee to I'nrnansy. I araguay i* to be added soon to f.ha list of coffee grow ng countries. Thera are now about a million plauls in the nurseries. Till* f '*nr#* Modraf f. The rzar of Itussia ha* not the kai ser's fondness to vee himself in print and. on the rare occasions when he delivers a public speech, is much an noyed if be sees hi* words being taken down by a stenographer.