OCR Interpretation

The Banner-Democrat. (Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La.) 1892-current, June 01, 1895, Image 1

Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064237/1895-06-01/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

__be &znneIrUzt 4.
VPT L A. , S
Thley whLapered low: 'She will pass away,
At the turn of the sea to-day.
To the place where clay is clay,"
When the tide goes out.
The time has come when her soul must slip
]ts moorings with these earthly ships,
Fcr the seal of death is on her lips,
As the tide goes out.
Ntry, only to drift to other lands,
Feel the touch of kindred hands,
Press her feet to the golden sands,
When the tide goes out.
She may lay her treasures at His feet.
He who made her life complete;
Who sailed away when life was swec,
When the tide went out
Life itself must begin at last,
For them when the harbor-bar is pissed;
And the anchor of death is surely cast,
When the tide goes out.
For the flotsam of life shall come drifting in,
Beyond the roclts of doubt and sin.
And God's sweet peace shall enter in,
When the tide goes out.
-Lallie Sterlingi. In Good Housekeeping
It was in October of 1892.
I was in the smoker of the North
Shore limited, speeding northward
along the shore of the Hudson and, as
the increasing darkness obscured the
view of the river and the Catskills, my
attention was drawn to a couple of
gentlemen who sat nearly opposite me
on the other side of the car. They'
were evidently old friends and were t
engaged in. animated conversation-so
animated, in fact, that it came clearly 1
to my ears. We were the only passen- d
gers in the coach and, doubtless, my
late preoccupation led them to disre
gard my presence in the fancled se
curity of the noise of the train. It was
far from my thoughts to become an
eavesdropper, but I had no reason to
suppose there was anything confiden
tial in their talk until I had become so
interested in what I had heard that I
smothered all scruples and listened to
the end. v
"I would never have known him,"
said one of the two men, the farther
one from me, "though perhaps that is
not strange, for I had not seen him for
twenty years. Yet I knew you, old fel
low, the moment we met. It is won
derful how little you have changed,
for all your gray hairs," and he put
his hand affectionately on the other's h
knee. di
"I have held my own pretty well," ce
said the other, and his bright and still
youthful face flashed back an answer
ing smile, "nor can I see much change a
in you, George-a little stouter;, some- r
what more staid, but that is all. What Ru
a streak of luck this is that I should fr
have mnt you this afternoon when you C
landed and that we should have this ab
ride to Chicago together." a
"But, say, Jack - this is the first an
chance I have had to ask you-what e
the deuce is the matter with Phil? He pr
has not only changed in appearance, fr
but has radically changed in manner. be
Why, he is as fidgety as an old woman. m
I don't think he was half glad'to see thu
me. In the olden time he was jolly vo]
enough and a right good fellow; but w
to-day he hurried off on board his pe
steamer two hours ahead of time,when wa
we hadn't been together a minute. fin
Really, I felt hurt." bet
"You are misjudging him, George. str
He is a good fellow and thinks just as cor
much of you as he ever did. But he is lad
not himself just now, and there is tim
every reason why he should not be.
There isa story connected with our trip wi
to New York which, in justice to him, I g
ought to tell you. I am sure he would
wish me to do so. at t
"I don't know that you are aware the
that Phil has been very successful in wos
in his profession. He Is judge-" and ran
the speaker's voice here sank so low ran
that I missed a few words. "When he thei
got to Chicago he took rooms for him- con
self and wife some six or eight blocks tO t
south of the world's fair grounds-and, "I
by the way, he has a charming wife. of ti
1 must tell you to call upon her, for conW
she is still there, at the Palmer house. Eve
She is to remain there until I return. ity,
"Well, Phil and his wife put in a whi
couple of weeks at the fair. I met avo
them there frequently and we had "1
many pleasant hours together. They prof
had seats reserved at the Auditorium. mail
When the time came Phil's wife was The
tired and didn't care to go. This more fresl
than inclined Phil to give up going, Itw
bat he flnly decided that he would foreu
not lose this his only chance of seeing ing
a very ne spectacular play that had vain
drawn great crowds during the fair. that
Before he came to Chicago he had pur- preh
chased an elegant, self-cocking revolver I*
--4 thing he had never owned before- peep
and on that evening, at his wife's re- simil
quest, he put it in his hip pocket publ
\ "He took a street ear for the fair "ii
grounds, intending to take a train "I
there for the city. There was appar- wife,
ently no standing room in the crowded in ti
Oar, and it was with the greatest dif- story
Seulty that he sesured a footing on the woul
rear p~tfrm. lead
'"The ear had gone but two or three hunti
blocks when it stopped at a crossing. his rc
The preMssurre increased, people trod was a
upon his feet and dug their elbows into step
his sides in their efforts to make way Itwa
for some one who wascoming from the our e
inside o the caru. abo
"The subject of all this commotion trml
eame mcrowding by him toward the gives
steps. In passing him the stranger closel
stumbled, mauttered a woetl of apology as p
sad then, hurrying on, reached the hoas
steps and slighted. As he did soPhil Ebil
aught the gleam of gold in the mn's a pil
"Insetietivey he clapped his hand to with I
Isbrest--4sis wteb uand chain were theat
gene. They abd belonsed to his i- asedo
ther. .e could not is them. "Yo
'The -o bad startd, but ·, tpwa- salble,
he I setnrederth. steet lamp Phi when
saw taste wMs fu* ker hbut his kern.
OUT. street and seemingly did not hear the
aSR approaching steps until Phil was al
most upon him, when he start"d, as i;
to run, then stopped and faced his pur
suer. le was dres.ed in black, his face
isUp wasclean shaven and deathly pale, an:l
he trembled visibly. With revolver
leveled full at the man's face Phil
"'Hands up or you are a dead man.
"The man looked into Phil's face,
glanced down the gleaming barrel of
the revolver which was within a few
inches of his nose and threw up his
"Still holding his weapon aimed at
the man's head, Phil thrust his disen
a; gaged hand into the man's pocket, took
out the watch, tore the chain free from
its fastening, slipped watch and chain
Sing in, into his pocket, and then sternly said:
" 'Go down this street and don't turn
"There was a deadly menace in his
tone, and the man headed westward
down the street and vanished in the
ENT distance.
"And now a feeling akin to terror
came over P'hiL The exhilaration of
excitement passing away left him nerv
ous and fearful.
"Robberies and murders are not un
corth common in the city and in the ter
ward ritory about the fair grounds. Every
d, as shadow was to him an assassin, every
I the noise a stealthy footstep! The thief
s, my might have confederates. He could see
le of afar off the light of a coming car, but
e me what might happen before the car
They eould reach him? All desire to go to
were the theater had left him.
ar "At first he walked rapidly, then
tarly broke into a run, keeping in the mid- I
ssen- die of the street, and heading for his a
my own rooms. Breathless, he dashed into a
iare- his wife's presence and nervously 1
bolted the door behind him. f
was " 'What in the world is the matter? a
a an she cried. I
a tO "Then he regained his balance. With u
en- something of pride he told her of the t
at I crowded car, the stranger, and dra
d to matically gesticulating with the re- t
volver in his hand, he described the re- r
covery of his stolen watch. a
her "With amazement upon her face and a
alarm in her voice, she exclaimed: ci
"'i, Phil! What have you done? ci
fel- There is your watch upon the dresser!' c
von- "And there it was lying where he re- tl
ed, membered now to have laid it. el
put "Startled, frightened, he plunged his h:
ler's hand into his trousers' pocket and W
drew forth-another man's watch and 01
'11" chain!
still "Poor Phil collapsed. tC
ver- "The morning papers contained an O1
nge account of a peculiarly daring highway a
me- robbery committed the night before. na
hat Rev. Somebody-I forget his name- tl
old from somewhere in Illinois, being in a th
crowded car, had taken off his valu- al
this able watch and chain-tokens of the
affection of his beloved congre ion- to
Irst and held them in his hand for eater of
hat security. A highwayman, having on
He probably seen them, had boldly con- to
ifronted him. The reverend gentleman eq
ier. being taken by surprise and being, In
an. moreover, a man of peace, had yielded It
see them up under the muzzle of a re
l'y volver. But the police had clews which
lut would lead to the detection of the per
his petrator of the outrage. The robber Ca
fen was a strikingly handsome man, of
fine presence and wore a full, blonde
beard. He had been identified by the for
street car conductor, as one who, ac- dol
as companied by a well-dressed little aq
is lady, had ridden with him several ter
Is times before. Also, a man answering as
to the same description had been seen fsl
i with the same lady upon the fair flal
4 grounds. hoi
id "This finished Phil and he wired me tar
at my hotel to come to them. I found am
re them shut up in their rooms. lie e
in wouldn't let his wife go to the restau- use
id rant for her breakfast. I had to ar- the
, range to have their meals brought to sar
be them. If ever a man's appearance could
.- convict him, his would have sent him f u
ks to the penitentiary. f
d, "I urged him to make a clean breast shr
e. of the whole matter, but he would not am
ýr consent. He said it would ruin him.
e. Even If he could escape criminal liabil- ua
ity, he could not survive the ridicule tsh
a which would follow. No, he must
,t avoid detection. a
4 "The first thing was to return the on
y property. I packed it in a box. and eap
1. mailed it to the police department, ed
Is The receipt of this only called out abea
a fresh deluge of newspaper comments. full
r, It was sagely announced that the thief, ia
d foreseeing the impossibility of eseap- pat
g ing arrest, had made reparation in a
d vain effortto delude the detectives, but t
that he was known and would be ap- ,.
*prehended within twenty-fou; hours. dell
r 'There was great danger that the In j
- people in the house would observe the ems
similarity in Phil's appearance to the tat
published description of the robber," for t
r "WVhy didn't he go home?" A
a "Iurged him to do so and so did his wih
- wife, but he imagined that every paper eea
I in the country would be full of the ?L
story, and that his presence theae nt I
would suggest a likeness which woeld wats
lead to discovery. He was like as ver
hunted buse. He dared not stir frieJ
his room. Every voice in the kcsse e
was some one Inquiring for h1 ".aW' re
step an officer coming to srrstlMbs gkte
It was pitiable. At lengthl In, a~*s 91 awe
our 'remonstranees, be deMd to o 2
abroad till the thilg bIlew over. fe, i
trumped up an excu# etr hi. wtils
give at home for hiss~adea trip, fh a.
closely veiled and tilth as muh ehbaaq a
as possible In uier apprael,.li t h
houase and hwenttoaBotl i thuet.
a suit of maydlotbe, mest as M w
depotl l He insisted tIt I shoh ,
wIth m to Neow Ysek, a atac
ame down.
"You woaelda bav
staetuth of aliaM
Muise ll ino ssst
Length of Service Not Always a Certaia
S rotection on Men-of-war.
is pur- "Before I went to sea." said a naval
e an officer, "I had a notion that a man
Iban had his one dose of sea-sickness as he
volver has his one painful initiation into the
mysteries of tobacco, and that after
once getting on his sea legs, he had
face those useful members in full posses
face, sion forever after. I've learned better
since then. In fact, I went to sea with
horrible anticipations that were never
up his realized, and I j.ls seasick for the
first time in my life after I had been
more than fifteen years in the service.
It didn't last long, and I returned to
frtom my pipe and tobacco half an hour after
my seizure, to the astonishment of my
shipmates, for a seasick man usually
has no use for tobacco.
t turn "That was rather a rough cruise in
a small ship, and there were days i
In hi when only three out of thirteen in the
Lward ward-rooms sat 'down to meals. You
never know when you'll be seized with I
seasickness, and I suppose a man
rror twenty-five years in the service may
on of have the thing for the first time. Men
nerv- have been forced to resign by reason I
of continued seasickness, but men re- i
t un- main year after year in the service C
ter- and are seasick much of the time when c
:very the ship is under way. Others are sea- a
'very sick in every storm, and still others t
thief when their own physical condition is it
d see peculiar. There is this peculiarity a
but about seasickness, I suspect that it is s
car seldom so bad as to disable one from i
fo to doing what must be done. At any I:
rate, this is true on board a man-of- t
then war. The seasick navigator watches p
mid- his compass; thle seasick watch officer
his stands his watch; the seasick captain g
Into attends to business. The sickness may s
nusly be so bad that a man eats nothing for i
forty-eight hours, but he manages o
ter? somehow to keep about, and I think I
have never seen a man actually give t
Vith up and go to bed when there was any- i
the thing to be done.
dra- "Old sailors are sometimes seasick, m
re- though seldom; but they never fail to ai
a re- respond to the boatswain's call on that di
account. The sailor that is constantly ,
and seasick realizes that he has missed his t,
calling, and does not ship for a second t,
sne? cruise. Of course apprentices, stewards, c
serl' clerks and the like are at first sick at B,
" re- the slightest motion, but, as everybody
else, they stand a chance of getting
l his hardened to the thing, and in ordinary
and weather the number of seasick persons sli
and on board a man-of-war is small. on
"Certain ships are famous and trying us
to .weak stomachs. The Yorktown is is
an one of them, and some of the small an
Nay ships are worse. The big are usually ref
are. not so bad. There are men that stand qu
1C the roll first rate, but can not stand f
naa the pitch, while others stand either
ilu- alone, but can not stand the combina- eat
the tion of the two. It is rather amusing as
n- to watch the various malicious devices me
Ater of the sea to catch her victims with
ing one sort of motion when they decline vai
on- to be disturbed by another, and it's ful
man equally amusing to see a new man try- cas
ng, ing to find a remedy for seasickness. of
led It's my belief that there Isno remedy." Pa
-N. Y. Sun. If
re- tor
er- at
ber Curious Foods of the Fishes in the New
of York City Aquarium.
ide The work of providing suitable food H
he for the many varieties of foreign and
ac- domestic fish in sthe New York city Thi
tie aquarium makes a very curious and in
al teresting study. The food provided is
ng as nearly as possible like the food the stn
en fish eats in his natural free state. ' The mof
tir fish are fed once a day at a regular like
hour. The live food is placed in the styl
tanks and is soon captured by the fish, of t
ad and the dead food is thrown into the be
le pools as required and the part not top
u-used is afterward taken out to keep thri
n- the pool clean. It was found neces- fnd
to sary to have as much variety as possi it fi
id ble in fish foods, since the fish are very con
fastidious in their diet and often re- pro
fuse to eat the food offered them. thai
The live food consists of clams, that
at shrimp, killies, crabs and a variety of pnts
small fish. Clams are used in large be s
quantities, being cut up in sizes to suit she
Sthe fish. For sharks and such lrge fron
Sfish live menhaden are placed in the may
pool The skate and the dog fish est tum
large snails, the striped bass are fed itfu
e on soft crabs. The smaller fish require cure
Id especially prepared fiash. If clams are n
L tfed to-them for instance, they have to girl
be out up into mInoe meat or else care- eat
Sfully serped. The sea anemone, for time
tf, istane, are fed on erabs and the soft A
Spert of oysters, and it is neessary to Itis
Splace these partles of food on forks 'r'
to place them within the :aemnone's in t
reach. The sea horses are espeelally ishe
I delicate feeders, and grert care is taken ide
e In preparng the~ir food. A ainute rette
e crstacean is eometime pet ia their i
o taks. Shrimps am also need at tmes *
for this purpose. They must be per
fty fresk, however, saend be served al
l*lik thei gratet are to make It re- Ia a
r IetJe the sa heire's atural sed le 1
s ' -e qlahre 1.e a' provi~e4 with alo
s mt I w*t ihm the) mere threugh the s'ape
I watlk asure their fod, had aealso ide
Sbos them. The be-aineltesh. 'h I
sinksth lltee of the m us.aesr. The he c
eaunlpsstatw s are fed with very iL
yn ~ bosrr i h t eaba,
-r ete. The evl polyp.
selt vatet are ted
hpwId theeant quality of la t
t.t1.d'b)L he wor aet feed- **
'ertala -Yeast Poultice: Stir flour and wa
ter into a paste, add a little yeast and
naval set the mass aside to "rise." After
man fermentation has actively begun, sew it
as he up in a muslin bag sufficiently large to
to the allow for the expansion of its contents.
after Change every twelve hours.-Good
e had Housekeeping.
etter -Troy Pudding: One cup of butter,
with one-half cup sugar, one-half cup mo
never lasses, one cup sour milk, oie cup
r the chopped raisins or figs, three cups
been flour, one teaspoonful soda, one tea
ic. spoonful cloves, one teaspoonful cinna
ed to mon, a little nutmeg; steam three
after hours, serve hot with a rich sauce.
if my Mrs. J. G. Mackintosh, in Home.
ually -In washing or scouring paint little
soap should be used, the alkali of the
se in soap having a tendency to injure the
days paint. But water alone is not suffi
x the cient. After scouring with the brush,
You and soap, plenty of water should be
with used to wash off what remains of the
man soap; otherwise, if left on the paint, it
may will cause its decay.-Leeds Mercury.
Men -A Nice Way to Warm Over Rem
ason nant of lam: Chop the meat fine, be
i re- ing careful to remove any pieces of 1
-vice gristle and fat. Put a tablespoonful
then of butter into a saucepan, when hot I
sea- add a tablespoonful of flour, cook un- 1
hers til smooth but not brown, add grad- a
n is nally a cup of rich milk, stirring con- i
rity stantly, add the chopped ham, sea- a
t is soned highly with red pepper and a d
rom little salt. Let the meat get thorough- I
any ly hot and serve. The beaten yolks of t
i-of- two eggs may be added, and makes a g
ahes pleasant variety.-Boston Budget. a
leer -Lemon Pudding: The juice and
tain grated rind of one lemon, one cup of b
nay sugar, yolks of two eggs, three heap- o
for ing tablespoons flour, a pinch of salt, b
ages one pint rich milk. Mix the flour and t
ik I part of the milk to a smooth paste; add ti
mive the juice and rind of lemon, the sugar, w
any- yolks, well beaten, the rest of the h
milk. Line deep plate with puff paste h
ic-, one-quarter inch thick,,pour in custard b
I to and bake in quick oven until well
hat done. Beat white to stiff froth. Add Is
itly two tablespoons sugar and frost; re-.sl
his turn to oven and brown. Serve with a
nd very cold or whipped cream. Suffi- ti
-ds, cient for six persons.-Mrs. Charles A.
at Bryant, in Home. CC
dly -Milk Custards: This delicious des- p
ry sert is variously termed rennet custard,
ns slip, or junket, the difference lying t
only in flavor or in a more generous
ig use of eggs. Slip, in its simplest form, k
is merely rich milk, slightly flavored k
all and sweetened, and "set" with liquid h
lly rennet, a large tablespoonful being re
nd quired to a quart. This is a most re
nd freshing dessert for a hot day, and pos- al
er sesses a great advantage in being so
sa- easily prepared. A beaten egg or two,
ng a spoonful of wine and a dash of nut- an
es meg, and slip is converted into junket.
ith Serve with cream. It ma be further
ne varied by the addition of a few spoon
fuls of fruit-juice well sweetened and of
t- carefully stirred in, or even a handful fib
y, of berries, in their season, which im- Ia
r ~ part color as well as flavor to the dish.
If one chances to be near a cheese fac i
tory or creamery, one can usually ob- ha
tain rennet much more cheaply than
at a drug-store.-Country Gentleman. ch
ty The Madonna Girl, the Poet's Ideal, Is the
]_ Rarle at Present. G
a- O
is The bonnet whose plumes stand
1e straight up to a great height from a E
1e modest Dutch band, looks a great deal are
Sr like a Fiji head-dress, but if it be of 1
18 styled a Dutch bonnet the suggestion ash
h, of the South seas is not amiss. For, Chi
1e be it known, the Dutch bonnet is on div
ýt top in a double sense; it reigns tha
,p throughout the country, and women tioi
s. find it universally becoming, too. Isn't be ,
i. it funny women are so modest? They att
confess with delight that each fashion the
ý proves becoming, instead of realizing the
that it is their own everlasting charm beii
s that is proven. No matter what she hop
if puts on, a pretty woman is going to whi
Sbe sightly. It is necessary only that the
sit he should not look strangely different jx
Sfrom other girls that her prettiness the
Smay be recognized. So it is that all so.
, tumble unto the same fashions with Con
Sfitful frenzy. Harmony being thus s- ae
cured, beauty gets its invariableree- St
Sognition. All the same, the Mladonna Can
Sgirl and the big girl with rather heavy died
Sfeatures and fine eyeS is having her rani
Stime just now. core
S A fetching toque is thus described: atte
SIt is of sapphire blue velvet, which is why
arranged in a saeries of pubs and loops Som
in front and spaound the brim, dimin- spir
ished in size at the back. On either or
side toward the front, feathery aig- dei
rettes are placed. A pretty variation n 1
on the nseek ruche binds big roses to mers
gether in a strand of bright ribbon. wem
'bThe ribbon ties in front under the whi4
esina, is Attedaasoothly in at the col- port
lar and sweeps ssitfly and primly over The
the blouse front, turning under with the
It to tok In with it at the belt. Cor gula
responding blads are added to each lean
aids and at closely. Alhnet all the the
,ew bodies. will show this e,t or the
ome modiacation of it. Very slender gn
women may try the bodice bloused in o
the behk as well as a the front, but the (
the experimet Is rlsky f- anybody reves
Sa "besapole."-aston Traveller. spirli
GOreen and white In omabinastion willthey
rival the aiture of green alatviolet re
In lovely things for sauseinin. *hlte- threi
cloth ests samd espse with g'rese a- so
nags shear whit wool sednita platln uasa
ateat orsaped wh greenS will be jas
Ue u with very %wll ene olseues the r
frutale, a aorp-aeelernss, biteltwsit poI
Goldre anu resi re 
gaut adsintteni~es will bssi, a e- s a
ndilus sIasn2~a4
pu h- e r
d wa- Ludicrous lademnt Deseit5e by am OIW
it and Sali Who Was rTer.
After "I shall never forget my experience
sew it in the southern ocean in the winter of
ge to '73," said the sailor-looking man in a
nts. reminiscent tone.
Good The other passengers in the smoker
naturally asked him to tell it, they all
atter, having exhausted their supply of yarns
mo- and anecdotes. So, after alittle press
ing, the sailor man proceeded.
"It was in the winterof '78 that I
tea- was mate aboard the Nancy Jane, from
Inns- New York for Valparaio. It was just
three after doubling the cape that the trou
- ble began; and right here let me say
the cape was bad enough without dou
bling it, but orders is orders on ship
little board.
the "About noon it fell dead calm, which
e the made us all look alive for a gale. It
su came on soon enough, and our masts
ush, went by the board, leaving us without
d be a stick of timber. However, we had
the plenty of cordwood, and managed to
it, it keep a fire going in the galley.
ury. "This was lucky, for without the fire
3em- of course we couldn't have cooked the
be- eggs for breakfast I forgot to say
a of that early in the gale the ship laid to.
nful `"But the ship was doomed and our
hot hearts began to sink; so did the ship.
un- We manned one boat with the women,
rad- and just as the cock crew the crew got 1
con- into the other. We had no provisions 1
sea- save a few fire crackers, and after 1
nd a drifting about for a week-and a weak
igh- lot we were-our boat struck 4 rock, 1
:s of the first thing we had struck since our 1
es a grub gave out, and we took in aaupply t
of water.
and "Then we threw the painter over- i
of board, and the carpenter and the rest ,
ea p of us pulled the boat ashore. The other
alt, boat capsized, butall hands weresaved, u
and though one man lost both arms by get- r
add ting them caught in a coil of rope. We t
'ar, were a hard-looking set, not one of us p
the having seen soap or fresh water since c
aste having left the ship, but we looked I
ard better after having been washed ashore.
veil "We found that we had landed on an
tdd island. There was a great swell on A
re. shore the first day, and we afterward tl
pith saw a little cove running inland, but lc
i.i- there were no other signs of life.
A. "We had nothing to live on but the h
country, and fortunately ther was b
les- plenty of that, but it soon became mo- "
rd, notonous, and we longed for a change n
of diet. About the third day one of
Sthe women descried a sail-a woman
always has an eye out for a sale, you st
know-and as we saw the stranger H
aid hugging the shore we hugged ourselves
for joy.
re- "The vessel came as near as she t_
oý could, then threw over a plank and we fo
all got aboard, and we enjoyed the
board hugely and filled up promptly.
Then the sails flled and we were off
et.and away. 1t
Ler "The vessel was a bark, built of dog- th
wood, and a good sailer, though some
of us had thought that dog wouldn't ca
float- She was called the Haromuasia, T
and-" ag
"And never existed except in your
ýh imagination, you old frand," shouted
r the crowd with one voice, and you ph
an have been only reeling off a lot of ac
cheap puns, confound you" the
And they turned from him as from Je
I. one secursed.-Boston Transcript. sh
Great aL is Chins Is Whleh Hundreds im
ad of Idols Are Huddled.
a Five hundred of the Gods of China by,
al are collected in the hall of the house for
be of the Genii at Canton. If you were to Ar
m ask the most learned and devout hea
r, Chinese which is the greatest of these wa
in divinities, or to name a few of them arc
as that are superior to the others in posi- bis
n tion and 'potency, he would probably dor
't be deeply puzzled. There is, in fact, Cot
y utter confusion in the spirit world of me
n the Chinese. Such a mixing up of au- ma'
g thority and attributes among human ber
n beings would result in a chaotic and ten
Le hopeless condition of affairs. Even bis1
A when the great dieties that stand for is a
it the three religions are brought into mel
it juxtaposition, sometimes one occupies ing
5 the center, the post of honor, and L
LI sometimes another. To-day it may be
b Confucius, to-morrow Buddha, and the
- next day Laotze.
So in this great house of the Geanii at
a Canton the images of the gods are hud- T
V died helter-skelter together, the ar- abo
r rangement frequently changing, ac- d
cording to the whim or. caprice of the "
:attendants, and nobody is able to tell Isk
a why there should be any chanRe stall. '1
Some of these images represent the . 1
- spirits of the great religious teachers, har
ror of the emperors, who are always his
deified whether they were good or bad gi
in the flesh; others may represent Iha
merely the hedgehog, the fox, the pro
weasel, the snake or the rat, all of the
which are supposed to exercise an im- **j
portant influence upon human affairs. I
They are dubbed "his excallency" on witt
the printed placards which ditin- hia
guish one from another, and the most "
learned scholars are not ashamed, oe iU
the days set apart for the worship ofa be
these lowly spirits, to be mseen at tlheir hst
genauflexions before the imatesr t
Good and evil spirite in this haems of e
the Genii hare equal pl·ce ad equal ms
reverence. Why shoLad not the w'iked
spirits be humbly entreated, i their
evil passIons msay thus be moalliSe ad I a
they ladaced to visit wte mltswtae '1
they command alpeo sem ss.ssres tait
person It is a t amr jmalSi ul
three potent creede that
foothold fa Chica. 14
fusion of suchal)pie imlti ' i
is seen newiseq * .tBs
gretm oar.i t.
tbh ,reUi m hai
OY -The Yale campus is to have a
memorial gateway erected by ýle heirs
of the late William Walter Phelps.
Sa -Mrs. Mary Reynolds Schauffler, the
first single lady missionary to the for
eign feld, died recently near Rochelle,
y N. Y., aged ninety-three.
S -Dr. Silverman, a New York rabbi,
has excited a good deal of comment
among his congregation by preaching
at I a sermon on the lessons of Trilby.
o -By the willof Cornelia M. Jackson,
just Providence, R. L, Tufts college will
o get $70,000 for the erection of a college
for women, to be known as the "Corne
on- lia Maria Jackson College for Women."
hip. -The British and Foreign Bible so
ciety has published a translation of 1
hich the gospel of St. Matthew in the Kisu
It kuma language, which is spoken in the
aste neighborhood of Lake Victoria Nyanza.
wout The society now publishes the scrip. -
had tures in over 320 languages.
I to -The pastors' colloge in connection t
with Splrgeon's church has sent out t
fre 921 persons into the ministry-twenty- s
the three in the last year. Of this number
say 100 have died, leaving 737 still actively
E to. working, 650 of whom are Baptist min- t
our Isters, missionaries or evangelists. b
hip -Rev. Samuel (I. Jones, the father of
ien, "Sam" Jones, who died in Georgia not
got long ago, was ninety years old. Al- t
ons though having five sons in the minis- y
fter try, he himself did not join the Meth- d
ak odist church till the age of sixty, and
ck, late in life became ordained to preach. o
our Mr. Jones leaves one hundred and
ply thirty descendants. a
-London university, after limiting
rer- itself for nearly sixty years to confer- ti
eat ring degrees upon examination, now a
her proposes to take up instruction. The
ed, university convocation has adopted the
!et report of the Gresham commission to a
We that effect, and Lord Rosebery has ex- o0
Us pressed himself in favor of the scheme.
see One of the leaders in the movement is y7
Ped Prof. Huxley.
'e -Prof. Ritter, of Germany, an eml- ti
an neat European scholar, says that the lo
on Americans have outdone Europeans in
the field of technological education, at Y'
mt least as regards its practical bearings. su
The technical branches he believes to yC
he be less complete in the United State.,
buthe sets-opposite this inferiority the r
o "truly grand achievements in engi- wi
ge neering and machine construction." th
of -For two years the plan of making
an the church absolutely free to all wor
OU shippers has been tried at St. George's wi
e Roman Catholic cathedral, South- pe
wark, London. The bishop reports se
he that the first year the voluntary con- th
tributions fell only $500 below the
former receipts, while the number of
worshippers increasted by 304. last
y. year there was a further increase of
155 each Sunday, with a reduction of MI
the1eficiency to $300.
--A curious breach of the Sunday law
't came up recently in a London court. em
, The International Tract society, the drl
a agent of a Sabbatarian Christian sect el
owhich preaches the observance of 1at
d Saturday instead of Sunday, was com- wa
m plained of for violating the factories ot.
of act by employing labor on Sunday. Al
though the law makes provision for am
m Jewvs working on Sunday, it does not arc
for Christians, and though it was me
shown that no work was done by the get
society on Saturday, and that Friday
was kept as a half holiday, a fine was su
t. imposed. tiom
-Dr. Percival, head master of Rug
a by, has just been made bishop of Here- tar
e ford. In the half century since Dr.
o Arnold's death there have been six
t head masters of Rugby. Of these Tait mm
e was made bishop of London, and later vol
n archbishop of Canterbury; Temple,
bishop first of Exeter and now of Lon- lag
q don; Percival, bishop of Hereford; a
Coulburn, Hayman and Jex-Blake were heo
f made deans. Dr. Percival is an Oxford
i. man; his appointment makes the numr a.
n ber of bishops from Oxford twenty, to
a ten from Cambridge, though both arch- Mi
p bishops are Cambridge graduates. He
r is a liberal, and in favor of disestablish.
ment in Wales; he attacked horse-ra- m.
ing, however, and Lord Rosebery, when iv t
1 Iadas won the Derby. '1
Osm Way of Retreshing a Ea-bIsag's
Two married ladies were talking pi
about their respective and respected ma
lords. bly
"Does your husband forget things' W
Sisked one.
"Never," said the other.
S"Well. mine doese. Ithink there is "I
hardly a day when he comes homae from man
his office that he doesan't begin to apolo "L
giise for his forgetfulness. O() course, in
I have to acppt the apology on his "L
promise to dd'etter, and the next hab
the very same thing oeurs." " r
"That must be extremely aoylang. the
"It is. Somettimes I get - vexed ho
with him that I really have to s meld
"And that ever is pltssan."
u"I should say not ri rers l&rarQ m u
e sanything else than a seod, aleos
husbands atnarly drive theta wives to 'tb
it I'vre been mamarid ten years, and Uag
somestimes I almst fenA if be doesaaan't Ia
tmpswe he will have my temper utter- EraI
i Sa roa b r bn " .ke
1se yar hoailed is an eap. out 1
sad i
pt sit,
but I Maw him et "
ve a that Was Befern Iter HaI es a
heirs ioft Seleted I She Ote.
They had eaten a philopena. and as "
the the result was doubtful they ach de
cided to pay the forfeit, which had
been left for the loser's own selection
They happened to meet on the streel
ibbi, that day, andes he turned to walk back
neat with her he said:
"I've justcome from your house, Miisr
Edith, and I hope you will like what i
have left there."
':son, "), I'm sure I shall; you always ha vs
such lovely taste. I, too, have jves
legs sent you a trifle which I hope you mid,
rne" find to your liking."
en. "O, Miss Edith, you know I couldn't
so- help liking anything you would so
i of lect."
:isu- "), I can hardly wait to get home tc
the see what you have brought me."
za. "I, too, am curious to know what my
rip- present is. But where have you been?
"I just came from May's; I had in.
Lion tended to remain all afternoon, but
out that horrid little dog of hers made me
ity. so nervous that I really couldn't stay.'
bter "Don't you like dogs?"
rely "O, yes, some dogs, but this is one of
din- those horrid little pugs-I never could
bear a pug."
rof "0, Miss Edith, I thought you--"
not "Had too much good sense to like
Al- the horrid things? Thank yoa. I knew
nis' you would understand me, you always
th- do."
snd "I-er--isn't that Dick Brownamith
ch. coming towards us?"
snd "Why, it is. What a well-dressed
man he is!"
ing "Rather, yes-that is, barring his
ter- ties. I never could think anything of
ow a man who wears red neckties."
'he "Why. I thought you-"
the "Would never be seen wearing s~ch
to a thing? Thank you for your good
ex- opinion. I won't."
ne. "I-ah-well, here we are at home:
is you will come in; won't you?"
"Why, er-no--thatis, Ireally haven't
- time. I-I must go home and see the
he lovely gift you have sent me."
in "0, don't 'Je in a hurray about that.
at You really ought to come in to see my
s surprise and pleasure when I. first see
to your charming present"
"You are sure to be surprised, at any
e rate, Miss Edith," said the young man,
with a sickly smile, as he backed down
the steps.
His words were vertifled, for she
found that he had brought her a P _
- while, on reaching home, he openeŽT""
fe perfumed packet to find that she had
sent him-a red necktie. And now
they are both wondering what to say
to each other when next they meet.
of Chicago Tribune.
of Mite Knew the Prieipal Points Ia MedleW
A man named Mike Dooley has been
t. employed for a number of years as
e driver by a well-known physician, who
t fell ill and died. Mike- was disconso.
of late over his employer's death. He
n- was out of a job, and unfitted for any
other employment save driving a doe
1- tor's buggy from patient to patient
and napping during the visits. He sat
>t around the house in a morose and
a mournful sort of way until his ener
te getie wife grew weary.
"Phy don't yez sthlr yezs't an' do
sumthin'?" she inquired with indigna
"Share, an' phwat kin Oi do?" he re
"Do!" she repeated. "Av Ol'd bin
wid a dochter foortane years an' sax
munts Oi'd know enuff t' be a dochter
r Mike brightened up. He knew noth
lng, of course, about medicine, except
a few grandiloquent phrases he had
heard his master use in its praises.
3 However, he hung out his sign and
next day a woman called.
"Is the doctor in?" she asked.
"Oi'm th' dochter, mom," responded
"Then I wish you would tell me what
is the matter with me," she remarked
in the plaintiff tone of a chronic in.
"Twinty dollars, mom, av you plaze,"
said Mike, sententiously.
The woman demurred.
"S!coience, mom, an' s knowledge av
tarrespootics air on'y acquired boi dthe
xpiladstoor or grate toil an' toime an' -
munany; so, mom, my fays air inwaira
bly in advanee."
When Mike fired that at her she
gave up the twenty wlthout another
"Let me see yure tang, mom," de
manded Mike. The woman obeyed.
"Lit me tale yaure pools," he con
tinaed, sad she extended her hand.
"Lit ms heer dthe b'atin' av yare
hairt," and Mike, with an air of seri
Oas study, laid his shock head against
the patisnt's bosom. After a moment
he dArew it away with a jump.
"The woorst fears alr realoimsed,
momS" he eelaimed; "yes hatea wart
m 7.,. harl"-mWs-wington star.
A m ·weehs RetserS.
The pomapous iehoolmaster some
tina ds himself in a position which
Snot entily to his teste A aerat
Eaglish wit, Mark Lemen, once wrote
a book in which h4 told of a ehubby
faeed little urchin who passed his con
esited instrnetor upon the street with
out bowing. The schoolmaster stopped
and frowned.
"What ha become your mannmers.
r1" he roed. "It seems tome that
yt me bette fed than taught."
"Yes, sir," replied the little boy.
,rThat's beruse you tenace me; but I
feedls mayself, .sir.--rpe, a Yenagr
'TPunmmy - Maw, that' nasty Ittle
hrigs kid seid me this morning,
a n dldns dathlig to him. .
Mrs. Pgrg-I ant glad, Tommy, to
learn tt yo havem emoeised the vlr
tu of ftebmerasea. s0 nicely.--In
wed Oeltset wiSh set le,
Mealgu'-I don't like that foreigser
e4 dosi't llets t & e t Ie'I
Mums**hW 9r igot Ranag
' a -~t

xml | txt