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R. BANKS -My 8i
dance, I believe, q,
Miss Wadding- di
ton. Do you care e
Miss Katie Wad- Ia
dington, her pretty roguish face t
flushed With indignation-I'm aston- i
ished that you venture to speak to me
-you know I couldn't refuse, with
that horrid Lady Hloughton introducing as
you, and looking over my shoulder at ac
my card.
He (pulling his waistcoat a little,
because his shirt front pointed too
much)-ls that why you jaited for me
in the conservatory? No, ilease don't
go-let's sit it out. e,
Miss Katie sits down again and be- I
gins pulling a rose to pieces. "You've it
treated me shamefully, haven't you?" z
"Not a bit."
"Indeed you have; and don't fidget a
cwith your necktie." b
"Now, which of your pretty white
teeth have you against me?"
''Can't you speak in plain English, ,
instead of using your French phrases? ,
Come, now, didn't we meet at Devon- r
shire park? Oh, it's just like you to h
hint that we weren't prolkrly intro- t
duced; but we were afterward." p
"Never mind the fashion of the in
troduction," said he, hiding a smile be
hind his glove.
"You know such introductions are e
almost the fashion at the seaside."
"You mean such almost introduc
tions are quite the fashion?" he ob- 14
served; "but suppose we did, and sup- n
pose we took walks together, and a
dances together, and went fishing to
gether, and I put on the-, and sup- a
pose I was in earnest?"
"Never mind what you suppose," she t
said, sharply. "You know quite well t,
that at the seaside-" n
"By the sea a maiden's fancy lightly t
turns to thoughts of-flirtation."
"I shall leave you at once if you re ii
so flippant and rude," said Miss Katie, r
and she got up and then sat on another a
seat with the light at the back-a very a
pretty white bac: -not the seat's.
"Didn't you' pretend you were a bar
"No, certainly not."
"How can you tell such a-" a
"It isn't a-. I didn't pretend I am a
' "Well, even if you are, you needn't
quibble, and, besides, there are lots of
barristers who don't earn as much-"
"As much as a shoeblack. There's
your Cousin Jack-but he plays bil
liards splendidly-you should see him
at Carr's during term t:me."
L "Bother Jack! And besides he is a
good sort, and I like him much better
than you! Ohl how could you deceive
me so? Why, that horrid Glendower
girl who drove me home in her broug
ham-I know it's only hired-the mo
ment we got in said: 'Really, dear,
that man you so afflched yourself with
at Eastbourne is quite decent for one
of Whiteley's young men! Ugh! a hired
guest.' "
"But I assure you, I-"
"Now, isn't it true you came to Mrs.
Hooper's as a hired guest? Weren't
you sent for because at the last mo
ment ,there was a man short, and she
was afraid of thirteen at dinner?
There, I knew you couldn't deny it.
Why anyone should ask so many peo- t
ple to dinner goodness knows-it's bar- t
barons-it's not a dinner; it's a meal. a
And you called yourself lloward-is ,
that the name you're called? And got I
a guinea and instructions in the hall
not to talk politics, theology, or school
boards, or new woman."
"A guinea wasn't the price," said
Mr. Banks, gloomily, biting one of his
gloves, "and I wasn't paid; it was sent
direct to Whiteley, and we aren't
trusted with the money, and I'm really
a barrister with a good practice, and
you're cruel. Even if it were all true,
you need not hit so hard."
Miss Katie sat silent for a moment
and listened to a few bars of "Le Reve
de Mon Coeur" waltz, that sounded de
lighttl in the distance- She remem
bered how often she had danoed to it
with him at Eastbourne, and how well
their steps were matched. She looked
at the young man, and he really was
so handsome and "such good form"
that in her next remark she eused a
gentler voie. "You know I shouldn't
have mined so much if it had been
abroad, bet everyone will make fn of
me." Thn she spokeearneatly: "BSre
ly you sealdu't have been such a-seuh
a-ad yea ean't be tellit fal hoods."
"I asre you," be maid, eagerly,
"it's not quite as you think. I,-" he
sated abrupti and roa sad
p donpt.tda. th Ie s. of the o
seW, bears yater" c ried Miss
Kgeais "'A 'easq1tr do n ay e, im
7 Wr.ats t wetl hat wSe e he
,iM4bti.a *~a*t thnk? I *o*
giNiqJait· t w l ith a nels
iimilj'cho~~~u~ - - - ~h
1 M-g teuPeSq e
-·~ ~ I4IJmI
the buttons-on a chair and came close
to her. lie gave a little throat-clear
lag cough, and then seemed choked by
the words that stuck in his throat.
Y Really he looked very handsome, and
quite a gentleman. Miss Katie's eyes
dwelt kindly on his fine hair and well- £n
cut features.
"There's a mystery," he started at
last. She dropped her fan, and as both
a stooped to pick it up their hands came
' in contact. "There's a mystery, but-" y
e "You mus-I insist-remember that the
h as the matter stands you, in my eyes, Op
g are an impostor-a dishonorable man; U
Lt surely you will explain for my--for wai
your own sake." 7
e, "There's a mystery," he began again, urj
" "but it's not my secret. I must keep it Da
e -it's better, you know, to be a gentle- lar
man than to seem one, even in your sha
eyes; yet remember the poet'sa words: of
e- 'I coul.l not love thee, dear, so well, sel
re loved I not honor more." lie spoke dot
avec intention, to use Lolotte's term. lov
"How dare you?" she said, sharply, till
at and then added, with a faint smile: "I nir
believe it's a misquotation, too." of
He lorace Banks looked at her very age
carefully, and her eyes fell and seemed a l
to interest themselves in her fan. A wa
a? smile came into his face-a rather nol
n- rougish smile. "Miss Waddington," lia
he said, as he sat down in a seat close Th
0o to hers, "it really is a secret, and I am red
pledged in honor to tell but one per- sca
n- son-my wife or my"-a long pause- Da
e "or my betrothed." lea
"That may very well be to two or wi
re even more persons," she answered, des- go]
perately. ble
a- "Only one, I believe," he said. "If I He
loved well enough to be engaged, and shi
P' nothing came of it, I'm sure I should asi
id never try again." sa
O "Have you never been engaged?" she pra
P asked.
"Just now you seemed very anxious ga
he to know my secret. Are you prepared do
all to pay the price? Believe me, you can- de:
not be half as anxious to hear it as I to rea
ly tell it" cit
alis Katie felt thankful that the red an
re in her cheeks might seem due to the at
e, ruby glass of the fairy light. She gave m3
er a half-hearted little laugh and an- lai
ry swered: "It's too absurd, really-we she
women may be inquisitive - though thi
r- not so much as you men." ca`
He looked very grave. 'But," he the
answered, "I will tell it to no one save ste
my wife or betrothed. You know that lio
a fal
i 't be
of i o i r pl I tha
S o's he
her su y chi
er an
" ,g- Wll a Pt the
"r, sidadshs he
th me an
no ho
'S tha
0o- eng
be "xow aps'T IT TRUE YOU CAME TO flR bi
it I love you; I ask no question, only say tei
eg- that if you will promise to be my wife be
r' then I can tell you; if afterward you De
Ie are dissatisfied, or if your people find up
-s my position insufficient, well, I should nu
ot hardly sue you for breach of promise."
ll "Well, then, I accept, but, of course, wi
sol if-" in
d "Kate," he said, and as he spoke put hi
his arm around her waist. hit
"s "I ram Miss Waddington still," al- mi
nt most roughly she put his arm away. frn
n't "But Ka-Miss Waddington, we are ag
lly engaged." liI
nd "Perhaps you expect me to fall in wi
Is' your arms like a girl in a love story, or en
t begin kissing you like the vulgar crea- hi
ature in 'The Professor's Love Story.' " w
Ive "Come, but I shall call you Kate, m
even if-" to
"You may take myhand-Ididn'tsay ou
kiss it" T1
"The whole thing is so absurd. On ad
Tuesday evening I was with Howasrd c
Jones, a very good fellow and an old a
school chum of mine." Pc
"Oh, I know him; he plraysso funnily A
in charades. Doesna't he paint or do th
something?" e
"He is one of our most brilliant v
young artists. I was at his studio and Y
a man we had both known in Paris, le
who had a studio in the Rue de Van- a
girard, but wouldn't work and had i
sunk to being a model, came in. 'How- pi
ard,' he said, 'do me a servioe.' di
" 'Up to half a crown. I've promised ti
to go no further.'
"'I don't want money-at least-you  l
see Whitelcy gives me odd jobs-sends iv
me out as dancing man sometimes, or G
to fill up a place at dinner if people Ii
fnd suddenly tbey are thirteen. Ts y
night I've a dinner enSgagement, and-' cn
"'I don't think my dress clothes ci
n- would ft you' said Jones. I
,it "'Oh, it isn't that. Jve a decent tI
rell asuit But the oenragement is for the
k ed Browns, Holland Park, and I know o
was them, so-' I
"m" "Whatdo you want metodo? lo b
e a in your place WMell, you'vr a nerve! n
in't j It would be rather a lark, bat I can't' a
sen I'm going to the Lsagham Sketching '
aof club; it's their exhibition-' a
ive- "The poor fellow looked at me pit- o
seh fully, and said: 'I may lose my place if a
Is." I don't go-it's too late to make otbe' d
ely, arrangements.'
he "I'm not so staid and ober as aM - t
ksd eats think," said Mr. Banks, "and the 'a
S- idea of going as a hired guest tickled e
me, so I ofered. He jamped at tt, but a
(isa made me pr'omlee o o tell c aa, be
ain't camue it I did he weald getlanbtr'able. a
L be Yo csn gueas what Ita awhen I en A
was yea ia the draw i-rooin. I thought
hot- yeo were still in Swttaerlsand" V
Bia's "We esme beek sooner Ihba we ' t
Ired pucted," said Miss KaEst "and ye v the j
man me your word t bteset '
- o "Them yu mei' bs smyheIa-4tU'* I
aP cee taSt e 0t the gte.*W
Keep Your Windows Always Open us'
Toward Jerusalem. yoi
A Dieoarse Abounding Is Christian Cheer.
Ifuales and Encouragement-The am
Homesick Aiiee-Leeaoae an
f'rom DatisL ai
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage selects as
the theme for this week's sermon "The kn
Open Window," basing it on the text: Jei
His windows being open in his chamber to- pl
ward Jerusalem."-Daniel vi.. ihi
'The scoundrelly princes of Persia, by
urged on by political jealousy against eab
Daniel, have sneucceeded in getting a So
law passed that whoever prays to God
shall be put under the paws and teeth thl
of the lions, who are lashing them- So
selves in rage and hunger up and Al'
down the stone cage, or putting their rip
lower jaws on the ground, bellowing So
till the earth trembles. But the leo- ni
nine threat did not hinder the devotions ho
of Daniel, the Cour-de-Lion of the th1
ages. His enemies might as well have WC
a law that the sun should not draw
water, or that the south wind should the
not sweep across a garden of magno- lih
lias or that God should be abolished.
They could not scare him with the
reed-hot furnaces, and they cannot now go
scare him with the lions. As soon as
Daniel hears of this enactment he
leaves his office of secretary of state, of
with its upholstery of crimson and tho
gold, and comes down the white mar
ble steps and goes to his own house. an
He opens his window and puts the Na
shutters back and pulls the curtain Fr
aside so that he can look toward the
sacred city of Jerusalem, and then mi
I suppose the people in the street m'
gathered under and before his win- ex
dow, and said: "Just see that man tO'
defying the law; he ought to be ar- tir
rested." And the constabulary of the wi
city rush to the police headquarters K!
and report that Daniel is on his knees me
at the wide-open window. "You are an
my prisoner," says the officer of the gr
law, dropping a heavy hand on the 
shoulder of the kneeling Daniel. As do
the constables open the door of the
cavern to thrust in their prisoner, er
they see the glaring eyes of the mon- km
sters. But Daniel becomes the first ph'
lion-tamer, and they lick his hand and sh
fawn at his feet, and that night he me
sleeps with the shaggy mane of a wild k5
beast for his pillow, while the king st'
that night, sleepless in the palace, has ciu
on him the paw and teeth of a lion th
he can not tame-the lion of a re- wi
morseful conscience. li
What a picture it would be for some a
artist: Darius, in the early dusk of Ph
morning, not waiting for footmen or
chariot, hastening to the den, all de
flushed and nervous and in dishabille,
and looking through the crevices of TI
the cage to see what had become of
his prime minister! "What, no sound!" tid
he says. ' "Daniel is surely devoured, dr
and the lions are sleeping after their lo
horrid meal, the bones of.the poor man sh
scattered across the floor of the cav
ern." With trembling voice Darius Je
calls out: Daniel!" No answer, for ye
the prophet is yet in profound slum- ea
ber. But a lion, more easily awak- liI
ened, advances, and, with hot breath tO
blown through the crevice, seems
angrily to demand the cause of this in- th
terruption, and then another wild lie
beast lifts his mane from under th
i Daniel's head, and the prophet waking yC
I up comes forth to report himself all Di
I unhurt and well.
But our text stands us at Daniel's
window, open toward Jerusalem. Why a
in that direction open? Jerusalem was of
t his native land, and all the pomp of to
his Babylonish successes could not ol
1- make him forget it. He came there ol
from Jerusalem at eighteen years of as
e age, and he never visited it, though he
lived to be eighty-five years. Yet, la
a when he wanted to arouse the deepest a
r emotions and grandest aspirations of hi
i- his heart, lie had his window open to
ward his native Jerusalem. There are
, many of you to-day who understand
that without any exposition. This is
y getting to be a nation of foreigners
They have come into all occupations d
a and professions. They sit in all
d churches It may be twenty years tl
d ago since you got naturalization pa- tl
pers, and you may be thoroughly 1
y Americanized, but you can't forget p
c the land of your birth, and your warm
est sympathies go out toward it. Your 1
t windows are open toward Jerusalem.
d Your father and mother are bur
s, led there. It may have been i,
i- a very humble home in which you fi
d were born, but your memory often ,,
- plays around it, and ybn hope some n
day to go and see it-the hill, the d
d tree, the brook, the house, the place so t
gacred, the door from which you i
u started of with parental blessing to
is make your own way in the world; and o
w God only knows how sometimes you p
I have longed t6 see the familiar faces of 1
-your childhood, and how in awful d
-' crisesof life you would like to have t
s caught a glimpse of the old, wrinkled d
face that bent over you as you lay on ,
t the gentle lap twenty or forty or fifty t
e years ago. You may have on this side
w of the seta risen in fortune, and, like
Daniel, have become great, and may
a have come into prosperities which you
e! never could have reached if you had
't stayed there, and you may have many i
g windows to your house-beay-windowso t
and skylight windows, and windows
i- of coservatory, and windows on all
if si des--bt you have at least one wi n
-t dow open toward Jerusalem. i
When the foreign steamer comes to
W- the whrt you see the long line of 1
b 'sauiors, with sheuldered mail bags
dI eamng down, the plks, carrying a.
at I many letters as you might sappose to I
- be enough for a year~' correspondence, 1
l.,ad this repeate again sad again
id 4ing the wenk. Mniltteaes of them
t are letters fromo h0re, sad at all the
pos olboes d Atlelsad pople w1, go
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n tns. hodreds at theernud of per
- pladiltg that window of foreignl
rie t rat epea -rwinr+ tewardtJerusae- I
rr ..rgu~I1zbhwy I "~# r
Sl~ swo bmd. 1~b
tl~daw f~Qo;~w1~
feeble. We are having a great strug- an
gle to get on here. Would you advise hi
us to come to you, or will you come to a
us? All join in love, and hope to meet pa
you, if not in this world, then in a bet- lII
ter. Good-by." wl
Yes, yes; in all these cities, and he
amid the flowering western prairies, ha
and on the slopes of the Pacific, and an
amid the Sierras, and on the banks of sic
the lagoon, and on the ranches of th
Texas there is an uncounted multitude hid
who, this hour tand and sit and ve
kneel with their ndows open toward le
Jerusalem. Soma of these people so
played on the heather of the Scottish th
hills. Some of them were driven out th
by Irish famine. Some of them, in we
early life, drilled in the German army. th
Some of them were accustomed at
Lyons or Marseilles or Paris to see on w
the street Victor Hugo and Gambetta. aS
Some chased the chamois among thE H
Alpine precipices. Some plucked the th
ripe clusters from Italian vineyard. ar
Some lifted their faces under the mid- us
night sun of Norway. It is no dis- w
honor to our land that they remember in
the place of their nativity. Miscreants Cc
would they be if, while they have de
some of their windows open to take in
the free air of America and the sun- w
light of an atmosphere which no king- en
ly despot has ever breathed, they for- ns
got sometimes to open the window to- go
ward Jerusalem. ju
The dominion of this world over is
multitudes is illustrated by the names hi
of coins of many countries. They have th
their pieces of money which they call es
sovereigns and half-sovereigns, crowns w
and half-crowns. Napoleons and half- ax
Napoleons. Fredericks and double- S
Fredericks, and ducats, and Isabelll- of
nos, all of which names mean not so ue
much usefulness as dominion. The he
most of our windows open toward the
exchange, toward the salon of fashion, o'
toward the god of this world. In olden th
times the length of the English yard at
was fixed by the length of the arm of of
King Henry I., and we are apt to
measure things by a variable standard w
and by the human arm that in the in
great crisis of life can give us no help. w
We need, like Daniel, to open our win- i<
dows toward God and religion. ne
But, mark you, that good lion tam- hi
er is not standing at the window, but to
kneeling, while he looks out. Most h
photographs are taken of those in ti
standing or sitting posture. I now re- tl
member but one picture of a man ti
kneeling, and that was David Living- et
stone, who, in the cause of God and i
civilization, sacrificed himself; and in h
the heart of Africa his servant, Msaj- N
wars, found him in the tent by the
light of a candle, stuck on the top of n
a box, his head in his hands upon the 1u
pillow, and dead on his knees. But d
here is a great lioh tamer, living un- a
der the dash of the light, and his hair n
disheveled of the breeze, praying. ti
The fact is, that a man can see fur
ther on his knees than standing on
tiptoe. Jerusalem was about five hun
dred and fifty statute miles from Baby- li
lon, and the vast Arabian desert
shifted its sands between them. Yet N
through that open window Daniel saw n
Jerusalem, saw all between it, saw be- n
yond, saw time, saw eternity, saw
earth and saw Heaven. Would you F
like to see the way through your sins n
to pardon, through your troubles to
comfort, through temptation to rescue,
through dire sickness to immortal
health, through night to day, through a
things terrestrial to things celestial, c
you will not see them till you take o
Daniel's posture. No cap of bone to
the joints of the fingers, no cap of
bone to the joints of the elbow, but
cap of bone to the knees, made so be
cause the God of the body was the God I
of the soul, and especial provision for
those who want to pray, and physi- o
ological structure joins with spiritual
necessity in bidding us pray, and pray,
and pray.
In olden time the earl of Westmore
land said he had no need to pray, be
cause he had enough pious tenants on i
his estate to pray for him; but all the
prayers of the church universal amount
to nothing unless, like Daniel, we pray
for ourselves. Oh, men and women,
Sbounded on one side by Shadrach's
red-hot furnace, and the other side by
devouring lions, learn the secret of
courage and deliverance by looklag at
Sthat Babylonish window open toward
the southwest! "Oh," you say, "that is
Sthe direction of the Arabian Desert!"
SYes; but on the other side of the des
ert is G(od, is Christ, is Jerusalem, is
r Heaven.
The Brussels lace is superior to all
other lace, so beautiful, so multi
" form, so expensive-four hundred
francs a pound. All the world
n seeks it. Do you know how It is
Cmade? The spinning is done in a
Sdark room, the only light admitted
0through a small aperture, and that
Slight falling directly on the pattern.
' And the finest specimens of Christian
d character I have ever seen or ever ex
u pect to see are those to be found in
lives all of whose windows have been
1 darkened by bereavement and misfor
e tone save one, but under that one win
d dow of prayer the interlacing of divine
5 workmanship went on until it was fit
. to deck a throne, a celestial embrol
e dery which angels admired and God
e approved.
y But t is another Jerusalem toward
n which we now need to open our win
d dows. The exiled evangelist of
y Ephesus saw it one day as the surf of
s the Iclarian sea foamed and splashed
a over the bowlders at his feet, and his
I vssiao reminded me of a wedding day,
a* when the bride by sister and maid was
having ltarlands twisted for her hair
l and jewels strung for her neck just
f before she puts her bethrothed hand
i, into the hand of her aianced. "I,
s John, saw the Holy city, New Jerusa
to lem, coming down from God out of
, Heavyen prepared as a bride adorned
in for her husband." Toward that bridal
a Jerusalem are our windows openedl?
l We would do wel tothink more of
ro Heaves. It is not a mere anPex of
r earth.' It is not a desolate eatpost
r- As Jeraralm was the espital of Judes,
a ad BaIbylon the easpital the laby
s. lonha monarehy, and Lendon is the
Sea~iti of Greet Uritata, spnW ash -
te Is the capital .t our oewn repuli.
the u rai~nes ' ay)re hi
and the royal family of the redeemed
have their palaces there, end there is
a congress of many nations and the
parliament of all the world. Yea as an
Daniel had kindred in Jerusalem of Ti
whom he often thought, though he left
home when a" very young man, per
haps father and mother and brothers
and sisters still living, and was home
sick to see them, and they belonged to
the high circles of royalty, Daniel
himself having royal blood in .hs th
veins; so we have in the new Jerusa
lem a great many kindred, and we are
sometimes homesick to see them, asd on
they are all princes and princesses, in
them the blood imperial, and we do fr
well to keep our windows open .toward ut
their eternal residence. th
It is a joy for us to believe that th
while we are interested in them they
are interested in us. Much thought of
Heaven makes one heavenly. The airs
that blow through that open window
are charged with life and sweep up to
us aromas from gardens that never
wither, under skies that never cloud, vii
in a spring tide that never terminates. it
Compared with it all other heavens are
dead failures. to
Ilomer's Heaven was an elysium ,
which he describes as a plain at the
end of the earth or beneath, with no b
snow nor rainfall, and the sun never a
goes down, and lRhadamanthns, the a 1
justest of men, rules. Hesiod's heaven E
is what he calls the Islands of the Cc
blessed, in the midst of the ocean, m
three times a year blooming with most to
exquisite flowers, and the air is tinted pe
with purple, while games and music us
and horse races occupy the time. The Fp
Scandinavian's heaven was the hall
of Walhalla, where the god Odin gave ,,
unending wine suppers to earthly th
heroes and heroines. The Mohamme- s
an's heaven passes its disciples in fo
over the bridge Al-Sirat, which is finer to
than a hair and sharper than a sw*rd, cc
and then they are let loose into a riot b
of everlasting sensuality. th
The American aborigines look for- er
ward to a heaven of illimitable hunt- sh
ing ground, partridge and deer and sp
wild duck more than plentiful, and the al
hounds never off scent and the guns or
never missing fire. But the geographer -
has followed the earth round and
found no Homer's elysium. Voyagers to
have traversed the deep in all direc- $
tions and found no Hesiod's islands of s
the blessed. The Mohammedan'seeles- ri
tial debauchery and the Indian's ea
eternal hunting ground for vast i
multitudes have no charm. But tc
here rolls in the- Bible Heaven. m
No more sea-that is, no wide tl
separation. No more night-that is, sa
no insomnia. No more tears-that isno tl
heartbreak. No more pain-that 1s, u
dismissal of lancet and bitter draught a;
and miasma, and banishment of neu- t,
ralgias, and catalepsies, and consamp
tions. All colors in the wall except v
gloomy black: all the music in the mea ii
jor key, because celebrative and jubi- ti
lant. Riter crystalline, gate crystal- q
line, and skies crystalline, because s
everything is clear and without doubt. t
White robes, and that means smiless- r
ness. Vials full of odors, and that t
means pure regalement of the senses. a
Rainbow, and that means the storm t
is over. Marriage supper, and that g
means gladdest festivity. Twelve d
manner of fruits, and that means lns- c
cious and unending variety. Harp, a
trumpet, grand march, anthem, r
amen, and hallelujah, in the same or
chestra. Choral meeting solo, and
overture meeting antiphon, and
strophe joining dithyramb, as they
roll into the ocean of doxologies. And
you and I may have all that, and have I
it forever through Christ, if we will '1
let Him with the blood of 6ne wound- a
ed hand rub out our sin, and with the s
other wounded hand swing open the t
shining portals. f
Day and night keep your window t
open toward that Jerusalem. ing
about it. Pray about it. Think about c
it. Talk about it. Dream about it t
Do not be inconsolable about your t
friends who have gone into it. Do not
worry if something in your heart indi
cates that you are not far off from its ?
ecstasies. Do not think that when a
Christian dies he stops, for he goes on.
SAn ingenious man has taken the
Sheavenly furlongs as mentioned in
SRevelation, and has calculated that
5 *ere will be in Heaven one hundred
rooms sixteen feet square for each as
cending soul, though this world should
Slose a hundred million souls yearly.
but all the rooms of Heaven will be
I ours, for they are family rooms; and
- as no room in your house is too
I good for your children, so all the
I rooms of all the palaces of the
s heavenly Jerusalem will be free to
a God's children, and even the throne
I roos will not be denied, and you may
t run up the steps of the throne, and
put your hand on the side of the
R throne, and sit down by the King aso
-cording to the promise: "To him that
a overeometh will I grant to sit with
a me in my throne."
inBut you cannot go in except as oau
*querors. Many years ago the Turks
e and Christians were in battle, and the
t Christians were defeated, and with
L their commander Stephen fled toward
d a fortress where the mother of this
commander was staying. When shesaw
d herson and his army in dilgresdal le
-' treat she had thie gitee of the fortress
rolled shut, and then from the top of
the battlement cried out to her snt
"You can not enter here enept as on
Squerori" Then Stepshen ralled h
forces and resamed the battle asd
Sgained the day, twenty thoaend
r driving back two hnadred th~e-.
Ssand. For those who are ds
d feated in battle with gi sad
L death and' hell, nothing bat sambe
and contempt; bet for the. whoa
the victory throtugh our Loas
Christ the gates of the~New
will hOist, and there-sh tbs, baahe4
ant entrnce into the eveS-elain Ia
dom of bar Loard; tQoward whkeewa db
well to keep your windaw ope-.
a ,-Many people wear ", on - bes b
ausee they see afraid tbhe wee~4S?'
t be onsadersad gbs VfaY 4st~ther41
o4 paitlems lbs sisir Zib r
'l~ui~ di·Bllr; -wII eIti~tI
.-To Destroy Cikets or Beetles- -i
Pat some strong stuff in the eraaek In 1
and holes from whence they ceme. khes
They have a strong dislike of boear, ebsd
and will not come near it. twol
-Muffins.-One pint of milk, two -.
beaten eggs, two tablespoonfuls each as
of melted butter and sugar, two tea- were
spoonfuls of cream of tartar, one of belie
soda, and dour enough to make a bat- the i
ter that will drop from the spoon.- -1
Leed's Mercury. eas
-Frozen Raspberries.-Boil together tiers
one pint of sugar and one quart of a p.
water half an hour, add two quarts of loth
fresh raspberries, and cook fifteen min- tiona
utes longer, and then remove from -_
the fire. When cool add the juice of Latah
three lemons and freeze.-Boston Bud- "toI
get. of a
-Potted Herringe.-Cut the heads dal
off the herring and lay in an earthen esob
pot; sprinkle a little salt betwen each -4
layer; add cloves, mace, pepper, and be p
sliced nutmeg; fill up the vessel with as tI
vinegar, water, and white wine; cover anee
it and place in the oven. When cold the
take out the herrings and put them in- er a
to well-covered vessels. -Harper's Ba- hm
ssr. pub
--Scalloped Potatoes.-Cut cold- weel
boiled potatoes very thin and aspall, the
and place a quart of them in layers in
a baking-dish, 'season each layer with ea t
salt, pepper, and little bits of butter. 9401
Cover with a gill of cream or very rich orde
milk, grate bread crumbs over the po- in p
tatoes, season again with salt and pep- 14 ii
per, and small bits of butter, and bake have
until thoroughly heated sad brown.- othe
Farmers' Review. semi
-Sweetbread Salad.-As soon as the over
sweetbreads are brought home, plunire sloe
them into scalding water, slightly aid I
salted, and allow them to remain there o0,;
for ten minutes, then lay in iced water 48,7
to whiten them. When entirely cold,
cook them for fifteen minutes in salted and
boiling water, wipe them dry and lay Hop
them on ice until they are cold sand era
crisp, when they may be cut with a
sharp knife into slices. Line your higI
salad bowl with lettuce leaves, lay the in 2
sliced sweetbreads upon these and coyv 3-,Z
er thickly with mayonnaise dressing. Iai
-Home Queen. cvl
-Queen Cakes'--Six ounces of but- The
ter, six ounces of sugar, six ounees of eat I
flour, four ounces of currants, one tee- eeie
spoonful of baking powder, grated io 1
rind of a lemon, two eggs, and if nec- the
essary a little milk. Put the butter -
into a basin and beat to a cream, add the
to it the sugar and beat well together, ing
mix rind and flour together, add it and sreg
the eggs well beaten to the butter and gher
sugar, beat the mixture well and add ag
the powder and currants. Half flit £st
well-greased patty pans with the mint- thai
ure and bake in a moderate oven twea- oe0
ty minutes.-Leed's Mercury. col
-Raspberry Granite.-This is s ti- I"
vorite desert with all who have tried exi
it, and deserves a prominent place in Wit
the list of frozen dainties. Boil one clia
quart of water with one pint of sugar Bet
for fifteen minutes; add the jauee of coll
three lemons and two quarts of red Mis
raspberries. Cool and pour tnto the ago
freezer. Pack with equal quantities Phi
of ice and salt. At the end of an hour
I take a wooden spoon and scrape the
I granite from the side of the ma, but -
do not beat it. Pack again for an- wi
other hour, and just before serving do
stir in a pint and a half of fresh ber- Tal
ries.a--Boston Budget. one
i These siald re a Seaoem as6 Asde f ten
Smoking. the
i Women have various degrees of ilk
a ing for the fumes of tobaceo smoke. ch
1 To some it is utterly reprehensible; lyn
. others have a certain tolerance for it,
e while the majority will tell a man that bur
a they either like it, that they are really she
fond of the fumes of a good cigar, or tell
, that they have beed "seasoned" and bin
do not mind smoke. If the majority w
t of women were to be truthful about and
the matter men would find, I
r think, that they have only a cer
t tain educated tolerance for it,
based upon the knowledge that the up
a men of their hearts and homes
like to smoke, and so they put up
up with it as well as they can. In
short, women tolerate tobacco smoke,
for the most part, beeunse they feel
t they have to. As a matter of fact the -o
Sfumes of any cigar, no matter bow ao
. good the brand, can be nothing else
than instinctly distasteful to the sens
tire organism of any woman. Women
have a charming way of hiding their
Sfeelings in this matter, but the feeling
is there just the same. Al things be
ing equal, that is, if the average wife
knew her husband would be just as U
Shappy and eontented without smoking a
as witjh it,I fancy she would prefer him
without the smoking.
This being so, and it only admits of t
a fancied denial, it becomes men td
Sregulate their smoking in the home.
A man's idea of a home is a phse
where one room is the same as sOth
er, so far as his comfort is conceraned.
And women, asa rule, have never itn
Sterposed any strenuous objection to
Sthis mental picture of man. A wery
charnuing woman not lotg ago stadmk '
tha keynote of the whole sit$astmseas
Sit is most ondueive to the fallet hPI.
pines when shae ad: "I want my has
W band to fea tbhathe and hisrende
can smoke in any rooem .in this hmos
save one, our bed-ethaber. That I
want to keep free frm the eigr." To
Smany, particularly so to wal1bsredbr s
asons, it may seem struae tbar , i,
word of comment should uaneearys
on the subjet of men saokdlSgin th
bed-ohambers of their hoes. Yta it.
strangeness does not rob the matter I
Sthenecesty of it. I am i· to15
d lhve that the vast msajoity it man
D would not. thtnk of ssmokhe In a bed
smetsimm to wrmt to' ,W t  tle.
"A gentleman, welyr would spt
it," said a wemen to anPsSualtyM* a
i esned the fit tso ~Je
ba . a did 45 h
L apebrseetS.
r·-Br kll ~ ~ ~ 4
slner the days of Rapbereth, whl l -.
twelve edatuerles ago
-The sect of the Nssaaeo ware
named from Nasareth. Its aMeb ·
were Christian Jews that in, Chbist4 e
believers, who, aeertheles, prsetisad
the vows and ceremonies of Jeda"lsf .
-ProL Rudolph Vou Roth tOheLf.- .
ons Sanskrit scholar, died reseasm n h
Germany. - He has ben for tp yarm .
a professor at Tubingen ad. with
Bothlingk published a , Eassrh$ i
-A conaent is so alled reom two
latin wores, con and venire, ameaing
"to come together." The ithlb*lants
of a convent enjoy some degre of ao
cial life-that is, they a elate with
each other.
--ov. Morton, of New York, b' to.
be praised for signing the bill tliow ..
as the Ainsworth Mandatory Tesp9 -
ance Instruction bill. It prodde tait
the nature of alcoholic drianks ad othS
er narcotics and their egeete on the
human system abshal be taught i. the .
public schools for not lees than ten
weeks in each year in all grade below
the second year of the high sehoot
-The German o1cial E:eolsmst
cal Gazette reports that there are sae
94 Old Catholic congregations in g0d
order and with vigorous chureh life; 4
in Prussia, 87 in Bades, I in Hes sesd
14 in Bavaria. Eight new ol er em .
have been built by subseriptios, and
others are to follow. The thbolgial
seminary at Bonn has an eands mt
over $35,000; the fund for eledairl lus
alone has a capital of I,500i that foar
aid to clerical ineome a espital of L
000, and the Biblical fond a pital of
-A comparison of the eontribet*i
and legacies received by the Dmtgla.
Home Missionary soeltyfor.thdr gm
eral missonary asnd educatkional p- -
poses for ten year showse that th
highest total fgures were reacend [i
in 1888-449,168; next comes tilf
373, 675; then 8953-4354,137 thea. lS-t
t348,736. The smalest amuent
ceived since 1884 was In 1M - 4636, .
The contributioss reached their
eat figure In 1887-3357,718, sadtae , ..
acies in 1888-$841,'0 The st0aLe a
in 1895 were only ; little ea i . .t
those in 1887-8255,420
-Slowly but surely the resde fe
the higher education of women ir mail
ing progress in Germany. The frt "
regular woman's college, the , "We .'
chengaymnasius," inCUwnther , IS
lag to be a success, and the euiinsfip
Istuy in reply tea puittooah de.ri
that with the ularIgemaent ot the
course of study, the gram*t- at t. -
college will be AddIattUd oa opals
tenrms with young men to th eate*1b .
examinations for the up~0iyd.ti
aWith the new aeadentk ie two ea
classes will be added to the' o e . .
rBerlin and Leipsic have ele aseb gorlst
colleges, and the latter i aiiehrge of
I Miss Wndsched, who a yet ou,~ es
ago received the degee of Doto tof
Philosophy at Heidelberg - "
t -The One Thing Needfel,-Wle*.
wire--How many kiads of slgetale
do they give you at your lod~ il?
Yabsley-Oh, every kfad, except
ones-Harper's Round Table.
-Van Jay-The bridegroom s ws to
meet the bride at "the churel. Nor
- tense-But what dM the brd ded4 h "
the bridegroom did not put ina a-sap
pearance? Van Jay-She left the
church without any ceremony --.k
lyn Life.
-Jones asked his wife-"Why Is n
husband like dough?"' Be erpeeted
she would give it up, and was going to
tell her it was "beeause' awoman n -eed
him," but she said it w beeal bs`-e
was hard to get of her buads"--Twn .
and Country Journa :
-"What broke up the meeting?! In
quired the sympathizer. "What browi
up the meeting?" echoed the lary an
archist orator. fiereely. "It was broken
up, sir, byan idiot in the hadience who
started round with a hat to take  a
collection to pay for the dynamilti -
'Boston Globe.
S -Beauty. money and fame, ar
not be carried beyond the horl
son line that shuts arouand thI eradle
of a world; but love, joy, pea , g -ll"
tleness, faith, meekness , teuersene
are jewels which by thele aes.ttawe
will surrive the teMsst of the word ..
visible.--F. BE Wilat*$.
-Jobeon-Ie this yae~-boyr, U~seit
SUncle 'Bastns-No, ash.' Dat's ou
mah stepchtla Io iCoi-Mw d iye
Smake that oaet; ntither I' a iston -.y
- wife were utardr ed eletIp Us t
ts-No, stt h; batyo' ate, ink t ,di 1I-s
boy was done let be Oreee dyp B . -r
s. stpsa.-h]PhualdelphISe -:,etd,
t. sel's wife, "tlhat s ltmpk - l*s.t
L of btteeips to gM t
. "Well" wh sthsiyt - S '~y * :
· tricity eitems idn be thj th ndw
~ day. linat it deec kinder lefiikr eit
- ind an a dsrhaaded adeotlte 0 to ll ::
Sthe trolley loose on 'em.-Wsijtingm
. .-If yoe a.n not be splS
beinanothers this fseevautt -
btio wants but little aid from
phy, foe health sad huooo me
'L minded man bsthing fortiS
is is in his nd or .ahiejmnd,
it Jaeob- Ah. I seas e S
nttlr ap pUw la v e epaw
" sontag on s t
-It was at
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