Makble Hill Press.
steamer ow the Columbia rifw, Ore
gon, are husband aad wilt.
William . Sloat of Paekskni. v
Y.. has received a peoplo or, a claim
tout m mie aigbtesa years age
A PtKSsn.Ti.iriA eool miner diet of
destitution the other day. , Nothing
ni louna on ne body bat a campaign
promise m Better tunes.
Chackcet Depe w ia said to hare
received an Invitation from nearlv
every atate ia the union to deliver a
Fourth of July oration.
Ex-Gov. Oden Bowk of Maryland
has been granted a pension of $8 a
month. He is a veteran of the Mexican
war and was at the battle of Monterey.
ioeon L. Pease, of East Wilton,
Me., who was a sergeant in the Black
liawlc war, is thought to be the only
living United Stales soldier of that
' One alligator hunter brought to
Arcadia, Fla., the other day over one
hundred alligator skins, all of which
were between five and twelve feet in
A cottage window on the grounds
of a mining company near Kingston,
CoL, displays this inscription: "Want
eda wife. Apply within; nobody
A prominent German manufacturer
has just been sent to prison for two
years and a half for speaking disre
spectfully of the Dowager Empress
Whenever a friend of W. D.
Howells marries the novelist always
sends as a wedding present a copy of
"Their Wedding Journey" bound in
white velvet s
A number of young women in Cush-
bert, Ga., have organized ua anti-kiss-
ing society. Those who have seen the
members say that such a precaution
was not necessary.
There is a house aSttillwater, Minn.,
which has the reputation of being
haunted, because 'the outlines of a
severed human hand are often seeu
upon the windows.
lla Conner, a little girl of nine
years, at Lititz, Pa., has been sneezing
for more than a week at intervals of a
few seconds, except when asleep. The
doctor calls it nervous prostration.
Prince Bismarck is said to take
more pleasure in ' recounting the duel
ling and drinking feats of his student
days than in relating any of Mb later
triumphs in the field of statesmanship.
Is John Sherman waiting to see what
J92 may have in store for him? Con
versing with a friend recently on re
ligious matters he said: "I believe in
God, the Almighty. That is as far as
I have gotj
William J. Hilton, a wealthy and
miserly merchant of Franklin, Ky.,
placed a nail keg containing $30,000 in
greenbacks and 4 per cent Govern
ment bonds upon a fire a few days ago,
and laughed joyfully as he saw the
flames devour the paper. Family
troubles and business cares has turned
Senator Evarts looks thinner than
ever this summer and all his efforts to
raise fat are as melancholy failures as
they have been ia other years. But
he walks up Broadway with a lively
stride, his genial smile is always ready
to suffuse his distinguished features,
his pate is not yet bald, and he retains
the convivial spirit of the old times.
Mr. Evarts is 72 years old.
The effect of the London book sales
during last year is to show that books,
under certain conditions, are a profit
nble investment The early edition of
Pickwick brought double the orig
inal prices. The first Buskins, or Sir
Richard Burtons, the early edition of
Swinburne and Browning all sell well.
Investments In very high-priced
books, such as the Caxtons, have been
profitable in a proportionate degree.
A breathing well has been dlscov
ered near E gle Flat station, 110 miles
east of El Paso, Texas. It is an aban
doned artesian well, 800 feet deep, but
the tubing is still intact In it. For
jtwelve hours each day a furious gust
of air rushes into the tubing, and the
next twelve hours an equally strong
gust rushes out This occurs with the
utmost regularity, and, so far, no break
has been noticed in the regular occur
rence. , '
Gen. W. S. Bosecrans, register ol
'the United States treasury, has a pe
culiar one-sided expression of face
which has a hUtory to it Few peo pie
know that Gen. Bosecrant was the first
man whoever refined petroleum. ' He
experimented with it forty years ago.
People said ho was a fool, but he went
on with his experiments. Presently,
as though to prove what they said, his
petroleum blew up and burned his face
in a serious way. He has suffered
from that injury ever sine.
Tatti if a remarkable specimen ol
deformed humanity at Earadlee, in the
northern part of Clay unt Missouri.
His name Is Joseph Jesse. He weighs
800 pounds, has so hands, feet, elbow
joint, or shoulder Blades; but notwlth
tenetr t&aae drawbaoks he enjoys life
, ImmesUily, walking akout on kit ohalr,
walblaf weU, w-tiLe? wUh a pen la hit
Jaotttk, ale'- eroitng. WrkSeivend,
ia tatti eenc" J2zf aa eaCaa aroseum
s!Cd c.t:l c f.:li V Weath
fct i i r ' .y.: 9 arJJbraat
tstavt ' i . ' ,', '
was tancbaerd mew parasel
M . Vttaaaaatleiefeac
That sb bail as In at lean "
Or aba ceuMa'l bar lurrtri it alL
gbe met a young ana who, 'twas plain,
was ftniRliaf with slight aad wife
T tteedv hi nit
Of ah dreadfully cumbtrwrn cane.
8a latent was the Beautiful Moll
On taKfiaa her Wa pareaol
; Tbtt eho pawee the young wala
: Witb the ttmaerMaM cane
Aneaeeesjieaw biaalalU, .
What a narrow cucape ter that twain!
Bad ahe recognized kin ha would tain
- Have lifted bis hat
. But bow could be do that
And carry his rumberwMae ciaer
A STRANGE LOVER.
CHAPTER 4 11 Coktinxed. i
"FOE BETTER FOB WORSE." j.
As far as those at bom wire con
cerned, she saw that no help would be
received from her, especially after thev
saw the man sh had so rash I v esuoiiseil
She had "picked up" a husband; that
is the phrase that, most forcibly de
scribes what she had done. She saw
that her mother's sense of womanly
delicacy had bbn outraged, and that
Mary was inexpressibly pained, and
wnai was more poignant still, sue be
gan to see that it was possible she had
made a terrible mistake.
Of the man she had married she knew
little more than she had declared. It
was a chance meeting, that led up to a
union "over which dark shadows were
already gathering on her wedding day.
She hod tied herself to this stranger
for life, and she knew nothing of his
disposition, lie might be a lientl in dis
guise, who would rule her with tvrannv
and savage ill-temper, who would even
grudge her the miserable gold for which
she had given up her freedom ! A sick
ening dread made her wish that she
could throw off the fetters that bound
her to bim, and take back her empty
But little more was said before five
o'clock, and punctual to the appointed
time there was a knock nt the door.
The mother and two daughters had been
almost silent during the last half-hour.
"I had better let him in," said All
relia. "I feel it my duty to prepare
hiru for the cold reception you propose
to give him."
"You have failed to understand me,
A u reiki," Mrs. Bevau said; but Aurelia,
wil I) an angry light in her eyes, hastennd
The sound of a voice, not absolutely
course, .but far from being refined, gave
Mrs. Beviiu and Mary a tirst and fatal
impression of Bow ley Marsh, and it was
not in any way removed by his appear
ance as he entered the room,
He was not u plain man. In face and
figure he was all that could be desired
in a picture; but in life there was some
thing lacking, that made him repel hint
to such sensitive, observant women as
Mrs. Bevun and Mary.
He wore too much jewelry, but not
suHicient to give him the appearance of
a hopeless vulgarian. His clothes were
good, and fitted him; but foral that
he looked hue a man in somebody else's
Awkwardness was not one of his fail
ings. He was quite at his ease, but his
ease was not that of the gentleman.
His manner towards Mrs. Be van was
very warm, bordering on gushing.
Mary gave him a quiet, but not frigid
reception. She looked straight into his
eyes, and decided that they were hand
some, but dangerous; under certain cir
cumstances she was sure that he could
He greeted Aurelia with an air of
mingled patronage and pride, evidently
congratulating himself upon his choice;
and the girl loojfced unusually beauti
ful, a slight flush on ftweheeks and her
dark grey eyes glowiug with tbs tumult
of triumph and doubt
It was a strange quartette that sat
down to five o'clock tea in the shabby
fbom. Bowlev Marsh towered ud large
tin the place, and he had a wav of lean-
i i i-: . .1 : i 1 1 : u:
1DK mull 111 Ills cuair uuu sweimig Him
self out, like u man who has a good idea
of his importance.
His principal talk was of money.
Money, in his opinion, meant power.
. "If you've got that, mother,-' he said
to Mrs. Bevan, "you stand fair and
square on your feet. If you are with
out it, wny you are as goon us uowu,
ana everybody win trenu on you.
Later on he said to her
"I hope you don't mind me calling
vou mother. I want to be on a nice,
friendly footing with you all, and to
show you that I mean well."
What could Mrs. Bevan say, but that
if it pleased him to call her by that
name, sne naa no objection, j o wmcn
"Now, that's hearty. I feel right at
home, 1 do. it seems as it 1 had known
vou for years; and I hope we shall be
mends too, Mary.
"I hope so." said Mary faintly.
Then he went into a long talk about
what he would do for Aurelia "his
Aurey." as he called her. He proposed
to go to Paris for a fortnight, and theu
come back to look for a place tor them
to live in.
"She shall have a decent crib," he
said with a low laugh, "as good as one
as MY money can get for her."
Aurelia sat almost Bilent while he
talked, and it was difficult to tell what
she thought of her self-assertive hus
band. No mere spectator could have
been more impressive. Whether she
was ashamed of him or not, she did not
intend to show her friends. She had
chosen him he was her husband, and
there was no going back; she wished
her mother to understand that she was
prepared to meet her lot, whatever it
Mary was absent from the room at
intervals to see her father, who was
awake. He could hear the loud voice of
the bridegroom, and he asked Mary who
"It is a stranger below," Mary said.
Audrey Bevan betrayed no mors our
iosity on the subject He was in the
dim, dreamy contentment of tbe con
valescent, and at present all m undent
matters lay os light as a feather upon
Aa inducement to feel at rest was
given to him by Doctor Gray. In the
course of e conversation on the previous
day, Audrey Bevan had casually
poken of his having, at one time,
practised as a dispenser.
"i ussa to ne miner asiiisa ib making
no Oreaorinllons." he said.
"In thee cast,1' replied Dr. Gray. "I
hall be able to find you employment,
whoa vou are slong enough lo under
take it 1 share a diapsnaary with a
Bfaeutioaer we art both toe
aoor to keep a whole oae end between
!swecepey yee abaa4reayer. I
la aotnaacn, out n is Better wan hid
lag. The v arranged to keep it a secret, as
a "surprise for the girls by-aa4-by."
The hundred a year was just twenty
Bounds snore per eoaum than Audrey
Bona had baoa ia receipt of from
SUtchsnaa, the tailor. It was quite aa
advance ia bis prospects.
So it chanced that he was in tbe frame
of mind to pay little need to toe noisy
braggart below, aao wnea aureiia camo
in to see him he did not refer to the mat
ter. "I see very little of you lately,
Aurav." he said. "Where are TOU all
I am doing someming tor yourgwu,
I hope," she replied. "Do not be anxious
about bio. I shall be glad to tell yon
all about it by-and-by."
He was content; and whan she had
kissed him and gone away, his thoughts
went back into the pleasant train from
which they had been aroused by her
Aurelia went bock into her old room
to take. leave of it Mary was there,
silently weeping by the window.
"What a silly child you are," Aurelia
said. "Tears are surely out of place.
Have I not done well for myself if
not for you T'
Mary fell upon her neck, and clung
thereshaking with the strength of her
"Oh, Aurey, I am so sorry for you !
How could you marry Mm ?
"He is a rough jewel," Aurelia re
plied; "and I shall have some trouble
in polishing him, but it will be done.
You shall see the change in him. He
loves me very dearly."
"Aurelia," said Mary, lifting her
head, and looking pitifully into her sis
ter's eyes, "are you sure of that?"
"Of course I am," replied Aurelia.
with a smile of conscious power. "If
he did not, would lie have made me the
offer. Would he have married me?"
'I don't know," Mary answered wear
ily. "It may be unkind to talk to you
as I do, especially on such a day as this,
which is so often spoken of as the most
joyous day of a life; but I do not like
your husband, Aurey;"
"It could hardly be expected. You
have only seen him within the last hour
"I shall never like him, Aurey. Hej
seems to me as if he were playing a
pari; even ins anecuunaui ueinuustra
tions towards you have not the true,
ring. He looks to me like a man who is
always on tbe watch, who bus some rea
son to fear beinijoiiwrf onf."
"Idle rubbish I" said Aurelia tartly.
"Your nerves have been unstrung by
want of sleep, and the miserable life you
lead makes you morbid. I tell vou that
1 have seen certain evidence of fiis great
wealth, and if he does not love, why
does he make me his wife V"
"I don't know," said Mary hopelessly,
"I only feel it, but I can give no ex
planation." "As for marrying a vulgarian," pur
sued Aurelia, "is it not done every day
by better people than we are, and by
those who. have not a hundredth part of
Uierejwe that has been put upon us?
We must all marry for something
some for love some for money some
for title and position."
"Heaven bless you, Aurey," said
Mary, kissing her passionately. "I hope
you will forgive me. I did not mean to
speak to you as I have done to-day, but
my heart is very full indeed. You will
Write to me, Aurey ?"
"Of course I will, you little goose."
"Everyday, if only a word; and you
will let us know if you have any
Aurelia felt chilled by a strange pre
sentiment as those words left her sister's
lips, but she said, as carelessly as she
"What trouble can I have, unless it
arises from thinking of you at home?"
"Do not think of us." Mary said, "Life
with us seems to be growing bright
"How and where?" asked Aurelia.
"I don't know; I tell you that I only
fell these things. But I won't say any
more. Good-bye dear, dear Aurey I
In spite of all our troubles, we have
been very happy together."
"Happy in ourselves," said Aurelia,
grimly; "but. not in our surroundings.
I have never made a secret of my life
being embittered by thoughts of what
we hod been and what we were. As for
myself, all that is ast. I go to anew
life. I offer you all a share of it "
"Well, Aurey," said Mary, with a
forced smile, "we will see. Of course
your marrying in this way is a shock,
and we hardly know what to make of it
yet. By -and-bye we will break it to
father, and he will advise ua Perhaps
he will see as you do, and then I will
gladly admit I am in the wrong. Good
They embraced and parted then.
Aurelia went downstairs, and then
taking leave of her mother occupied but
a minute. Aurelia's box Mary had
packed, and the bridegroom carried it
to the corner of the street and hailed a
He suggested doing it, bo as not to
disturb Audrey Bevan; and Aurelia
speedily joining him, they were driven
away. A strange beginning to a honey
moon, following a strange wooing and
Aurelia dropped her veil over her face
as the cab moved on. '
"Ob I don't hide your pretty face from
me," pleaded her husband.
She started, as he put the veil back
and kissed her.
"I want to think," she answered,
"Think of what?"
"Something Mary said to me."
"May I know what it is?" he asked.
"Tell me," said Aurelia, fixing her
eyes upon him searchingly, "have you
deceived me in any way? You profess
to have told me all of your life. Mary
says you look like a man who has a se
cret to keep from the eyes or the world.
Is there anything you have concealed
from me ?"
A deadly pallor overspread his face,
but he kept his eyes on hers as he slowly
replied . '
I have nothing more to tell; and
your sister Mary Is a miserable little
fool I I see that I shan't get on with
your family, and the less I hsve to do
with them the better I shall like It"
"Mary Is right," thought Aurelia,
with a sinking heart, as the turned from
him; "there is something la this man's
life that he fears to tall me of. wu
oan liber" . .
pll discovery. The source of the oil has
ww W aeaajaj vjartlwv VWIMll
XntaraatiBC History of Tbair Ed
Waere Thar "Went to Bokool and tbe
Kiad efaebolaie They Were
Aa IateresUaa ArUela.
Washington's early education. extend
ed only to the elementary English
breaches and the higher mathematics,
of which ne waa vary fond. He eras
not especially studious, but excelled in
feats of agility and strength, and was
fond of military exercises. He fol
lowed tbe calling of a surveyor from
sixteen until nineteen, when be entered
tbe military service.
John Adams enjoyed tbe best facil
ities of bis day for education, gradu
ating from Harvard College at nine
teen. He then engaged in teaching,
-and at tbe same time studied law. He
was admitted to tbe bar at twenty-three,
and his success was soon made certain
by the signal ability which he dis
played. Thomas Jefferson entered an element
ary school at five years of age, and be
gan the etudy of Latin, Greek and
French at nine. At seventeen he en
tered William and Mary College, where
he remained two years only. After
leaving college he studied law, and was
admitted to the bar at twenty-four.
James Madison's early life was a con
stant struggle with ill health f which
seriously interfered with his desire to
gain an education. He nevertheless
graduated from Princeton College at
twenty-one, after which he studied law.
He was devoted to mental improve
ment, was a thorough Bible student,
and of a religious turn of mind.
James Monroe entered William and
Mary College at sixteen, but left it at
eighteen to join the Continental Army,
where he soon rose to the rank of col
onel. Leaving the army, he studied
law, and was elected to the Legisla
ture when only twenty-three years of
John Quincy Adams' education was
conducted in good measure abroad, dur
ing his father's residence ip Paris, Ley
den, Amsterdam and other' European
cities. At fourteen he was private
secretary to the United States minister
to Russia, Returning home, he grad
uated from Harvard College at twenty
one. He then studied law and prac
ticed it in Boston.
Andrew Jackson studied literature
and the dead languages at Waxham
Academy. At eighteen he abandoned
tbe idea of entering the ministry, for
.which he was intended by bis mother,
and studied law. He was admitted to
the bar at nineteen, and chosen repre
sentative to Congress at twenty-one.
Martin Van Buren received a good
academic education, and early showed
great mental vigor and quickness of
comprehension. He was especially
fond of composition and pqbliu speak
ing. He began the study of law at
fourteen, and was admitted to the bar
William Henry Harrison was edti
cated at Hampden Sidney College, and
afterwards began the study of medicine.
He was diverted from this to join the
army, serving against the savages on
the western frontier.
John Tyler was a brilliant student,
and graduated at William and, Mary
College at seventeen, with the reputa
tion of having delivered the best com
mencement oration ever heard by the.
lacuity. ne men reaa taw ana uegan
to practice it at nineteen, meeting with
James K. Polk, though reared on a
back woods farm, at an early age mani
fested decided literary tastes. His
father desired him to be a merchant, but
finally consented to his entering the
University of Nortli Carolina, from
which lie graduated with the highest
honors at twenty-three. He then stud
ied law, and began practice at Colum
bia. Zachary Taylor's boyhood was spent
in a wilderness, surrounded by hostile
Indians, and with decidedly limited edu
cational advantages, He early entered
the army, and was commissioned lieu
tenant at twenty-four.
Millard Fillmore's father was a poor
farmer unable to educate him. At
fourteen he was apprenticed to a cloth
ier, but found time to gratify his thirst
for knowledge by spending his evenings
in reading and suAy. His studious
habits attracted the attention of a
neighborhood lawyer, who assisted hiiq
to study law and general literature. At
twenty-three he was admitted to the bar
apd rose rapidly in distinction.
Franklin Fierce graduated at Bowdoin
College at sixteen, being a class-mate of
Hawthorne. He was a tolerable
scholar only. After leaving college he
studied law, and was soon sent to the
James Buchanan . graduated from
Dickinson College at eighteen. He was
a good student. His tastes were for
logic and metaphysics. He studied law
and was admitted to the bar at twenty
one. Abraham Lincoln had but little school
ing, and that of the poorest quality,
He gained most of bis education by his
own efforts, reading and studying dur
ing his spare moments. It was not till
after serving as captain in the Black
Hawk War, acting aa government sur
veyor for several years, and serying one
term in the Legislature, that he stud
ied law, and was admitted to the bar
at the age of twenty-five.
Andrew Johnson received no school
ing, but was apprenticed to a tailor
When he was ten yearn of age. He was
able to read a little, but did not learn
to write and cipher until after his mar
riage, when be was taught by his wife.
In spite of these disadvantages, he
early served as mayor of Greenville,
N. U, and at twenty-seven was elected
to a seat in the Legislature.
Ulysses 8. Grant graduated from the
Military Academy .at .West Point at
twenty-one years of age, ranking twenty-Brat
in a class of thirty-nine. He
never displayed any brilliancy of intel
lect, but was gifted in a high degree
with the genius of accomplishment.
Rutherford B. Hayes was educated In
the common schools, In an academy at
Norwalk, Ohio, a preparatory at Mid
dletown, Conn., and at Kenyon College,
whicn he entered at sixteen. He ex
celled in logb, mental and moral phil
osophy, mathematics and debating.
He wae assigned the valedictory oration
in graduating. He entered tbe law
school at Harvard, and was graduated
and admitted to the bar in 1848, at
twenty-three years of age.
James A. Garfield was educated in the
common schools at the Western Re
serve, at Geauga Academy and Hiram
Eclectio Institute in Ohio, and at Will
iams College, from whioh he gradu
ated at the ago of twenty-five. He
taught school before and during his at
tendance at college, aad after hit grad
uation eeoame principal of the school
at Hiram. He often Breached from the
Disciples' palptte aad lectured on va
rious susJecie. Ho. waa elected to the
State Heaato at tweatyalae. During
bit legielrUvO career be studied law,
and waa s-ltted to the bar at thirty,
Chester i llaa Arthnr was fltled for
Milage ry I father, Eeeetered Union
Oolk at : job, aad took "njaalmum
boao4He y jr-ar. burlag Um win
ters ke ir -oft himself
Vjr tec- ;ua U vea eiwdied
taw, and wae ademtttod to the bar at
twenty-three years of age.
Grover Cleveland was educated at a
preparatory school, with the latent ion
of entering college, bat this plaa waa
rendered impossible by the death of his
father. - He then studied law at Buffalo
and waa admitted to the bar at twenty
two, Benjamin Harrisoa waa educated at
a private school near bia father's home
at North Bend, Ohio. At the age of
fourteen be eu tared Farmer 's College,
near Cincinnati where he spent two
years. He graduated from Miama Uni
versity, Ohio, in 1853, at tbe age of
eigteen taking fourth honor in a class of
sixteen. He then studied law atCincin
aati. In Indianapolis, Ind., be begun
tbe practice of law in l&M,
Of the twenty-three Presidents, twelve
received a collegiate education,although
not all took the complete course. All
but five of the number were lawyers.
Eleven were soldiers at some portion of
their lives, and the majority of these
gained tbe reputation which made them
presidents very largely by their military
THE IRISH WIDOW.
Mrs, Hatoogia Adopts the Tallow 8a,oe
and Fralaea It
"Get on to the shkoites, Mrs. McGlag
gerty." "O, begorral but id's wearin' yally
shoes ye ar', Mrs. Magoogia."
"Oy, yally shoes!" said the widow.
"It's little Oi thawt fwhin Oi left th'
owld dart, twinty.-noine year ago nuxt
Septober, that id s wearin' yally shoes
an' toyin' me hair in a fishy knot that
Oi'd be afther doin' in me owld age.
Bad sesht to ber manners, but it was
me daughter Toozy tbet pit me up to
id. 'They're awful dawgy.mimmaw ,sez
she. 'Fwhy, fwhat d'ye mane be
dawgyr sez Oi. 'Oh, they're turriWe
shwell, sex she. 'An ar' they anny good
fur bunions?' sex Oi. 'Shplindid,' sez
she. 'Thin be me sowl, aff they're that
gud,' sez Oi to mesilf, sez Oi, 'this
chicken'll secopr a pajr ay. thini an' be
in the shtoyie loike uyrybody else.
Dang me, Mrs. McUlaggerty, but this
is the fusht toime in ine lolfe Unit Oi
ivep gev me f ut anny prominlnoe, an'
Oi shuppose id's the fusht toime in
histhory that the gurruls condescinded
to laive the wurruld see jusht bow
big their bog throtters railly ar', but
there's no gainsayin' id. The yal
ly shoes are noice and comfort
able. That Tammy av moine is the
rogue, though! D'ye know fwhat he
sed to me this mawrnin'? 'Mudder,' sez
he he always caned me inudder since
he was that hoigh, the bla'guard
'inudder,' sez he to me, sez he, fwhin
ar' ye goin' to hoi re th' resht av the
throupe?' 'Fwhat throupe, Tammy
avoorneen?' sez Oi, 'Fwhy th' theay ther,
to be course,' sez he. 'An' fwhat d'ye
mane be axin' me to hoi re a theaytlier
throupe, Tammy?' tez Oi. 'Fwhy, be
cause Oi see ye're shtarrin' yer'feet,'
sez he, p'intln' to me yally shoes.
That was very foonny now for Tammv,
Don'j; ye think; It was, Mrs. McQlag
gerty? Oi only wish, though, that Oi
had a howlt av the cross-eyed fraik that
Oi pasht an the cawrner beiyo.w this
mawrnih'. Begorry aff Oi had Oi'd pit
a flay in his air that id kick his brains
oyt Sure an' fwhat was Oi doin' but
passin' along paiceable an' aisy (oike
wild me yally shoes an fwiq the
crulied eyed moonkey sez, sez he,
nidgiq an omad haun, that shtud
besoide. bim, '.Shtab her fibs,'
sez he. IFor fwhy?' sez th'
other fellow. 'Bekase ' she's got yally
favver in her feet,' sez me laddy buck
that was lukin' two ways for Soondav.
Oi lishten'd to know fwhat more they
had to say an' Oi Bhtud there wud me
eyes riveted an tliiin, but they sed no
more but shnaiked away. Oi'd yally
favver them aff they'd dar'd to sav an
other wurrud, an' be all that's holy,
Mrs. McGlaggerty, but Oi'll lick th'
uveriashtin' loife out av somebody yet
an the head av these yally shoes. Moind
that now, Mi's. McGlaggerty!"
Thraa la s Orowd,
Mr. Clint. Ross (recently betrothed)
"Who's my 'ittle dumpling?"
Miss 8kote "I is."
Mr. Ross ''Who's your 'te dump
ling?" Miss Skate -"Oo is."
Mr. AfuMllAB "T PAiilrln'r liA14 1J
r-" - "vhiuh v uvm (Jill
Enoch no longer, friends, He had t'
join th' crowd."
The Condition of Ireland.
Toronto News : Irish papers report
revived trade and signs of general pros
perity, such as Ireland hasn't known
for many rears, and whether It A t.PHA
or not, this state of affairs is attributed
to the resolute attitude of the Govern-
met in suppressing outrages and bring
ing the country under tbe oneration nt
the law. The people who were once in
terror of the League so that they would
not pay anything but League calls are
now honestly settling their debts, pay
ing their rents and industriously pursu
ing peaceful ways, satisfied that they
will be protected by the Government
from the high handed will of the League
to which, in the days of its power, they
were little better than slaves. The
"Bloody Balfour" may have faults, but
he has certainly reduced Ireland to
order, and that would be a herculean
tank for any man. The occupation of
tbe agitator is now nearlv e-ona. ti,.M
are ne revolutionary apeeches. and the
maxem oi toe last ones are meditating
In jail, the poor upon whom the u..
tlon fell with almost crushing weight
art bsnetlttlng by the altered condition
oi iniiura, ana sunsnng is not eo great,
Tbe struggle against British oppression,
to far tail vented itself Ib Intimidating
tenants, euttiag the tongues out of cat
tie, shooting and maiming lukewarm
leaguera boyoottlng aoa-tympa-thlitra,
la at an end, because of the firm
stand of the Government, and It should
that It would ooaUtue eo, '
' REV. DR. TALMAGE.
The latiaa'i Carta. . Priacet ofGoeTt
loyal Faailyalaia mj lua.
The Be. T. DeWitt Talmage, D.Q.,
preached at Helena, Moateaa, oa Sun
day to a vast congregation. Taking for
bis text "Who slew all these?" II.
Kings, x., 10-he preached a powerful
discourse on "Drunkenness, the Nation's
Curse." - He said:
"I tee a long row of baskets coming
up toward the palace of King Jehu, I
am somewhat inquisitive to find out
what is in tbe baskets. I look in and I
find the gory beads of seventy slain
princes. As tbe baskets arrive at ine
gate of the palace the beads are thrown
into tbe heaps, one on either side the
gate. In the morning the king comes
out and be looks upon the bleeding,
ghastly beads of the massacred princes.
Looking on either side the gate he cries
out with a ringing emphasis: "Who
slew all these?'
We have, my friends, lived to see a
more fearful massacre. There is no use
of my taking your time in trying to
give yeu statistises about the devasta
tion and ruin and the death which strong
drink has wrought in this country.
Statistics do not seem to mean sny thing.
Wear so hardened under these statis
tics that the fact that 50,000 more men
are slain or 60,000 less men are slain
seems to make no positive impression on
the public men. Suffice it to say that
intemperance has slain an innumerable
comnanv of princes the children of
God's royal family; and at the gate of
every neignbornooa mere are two neaps
of the slain: and at the door of the
household there are two heaps of the
slain; and and at the door of the legisla
tive hall there are two neaps ot tne
slain; and at the door of the university
there art two heaps of the slain; and at
the gate of this nation there are two
heaps of the slain. When I look upon
the desolation I am almost frantic with
the scene, while I cry out, "Who slew
all these?" I can answer that question
In half a minute. The ministers of
Christ who have given no warning, tbe
courts of law that have offered the li
censure, the women who give strong
drink on New Year's day, the fathers
and mothers who nave rum on tne side
board, the hundreds of thousands of
Christian men and women in the land
who are stolid in their indifference on
this subject they slew all these!
I propose in this discourse to tell you
what I think are the sorrows and the
doom of the drunkard, bo that you to
whom I gpeak may not come to the tor
ment, Some one says: "Yon had better let
those subjects alone." Why, my breth
ren, we would be glad to let them alone
if they would let us alone; but when 1
have in my pocket now four requests
saying, "fray for my husband, pray for
my sou, pray for my brother, pray for
my friend, who. is the captive of strong
drink," 1 reply, vye are ready to let that
question alone when it is willing to let
lis alone; Imt when, it stands blocking
up the way to heaven, and keening mul
titudes ayvay from Christ and heaven,
I dare not be silent, lest the Lord re
quire their blood at my hands,
I think the subject lias been kept back
very much by tle merriment people
rake ovw those slain by strong drink,
used to be very merry over these
tbings, having a keen sense of the
ludicrous. There was something very
grotesque in the gait of a drunkard. It
Is not so now; for I saw iu one of the
streets of Philadelphia a sight that
changed the whole subject to me. There
was a young man being led home. He
was very mucli intoxicated he was
raving with intoxication. Two young
men were leading him along, Tbe boys
hooted in the street, mea laughed, wo
men sneered; hut I happened to be very
near the door where he went in it was
the door of his father's house. I saw
him go up-stairs. I heard him shout
ing, hooting and blaspheming. He had
lost his hati and the merriment increased
with the mob until he came up to the
door, and as the door was opened his
mother came out. When I heard her
cry that took all the comedy away
from the scene. Since that time when
I see a maq walking through the street,
reeling, the comedy is all gone aud it is
a tragedy of tears and groans and heart
breaks. Never make any fun around
pie about the grotesqueness ol a drunk-,
ard. Alas for bis home!
Ons of these victims said to a Chris
tian man: "Sir, if I were told that I
couldn't get a drink until tomorrow
night unless I bad nil my fingers cut
Off I would say: 'Bring the hatchet and
cut them off now." I have a dear
friend in Philadelphia whose nephew
came to him one dav, and when he was
exhorted about h'is evil habit said:
"Uncle, I can't give it up."
"If there stood a cannon and it was
loaded, and a glass of wine sat on the
mouth of that cannon and I knew that
you would fire it off just as I came up
and took the glnss I would start, for I
must have it." Oh, it is a sad thing for
B man to wake up in this life and feel
that he is a captive. Hesays: "I could
have got rid of this once, hut I can't
now. I might have lived an honorable
life and died a Christian death, "butthere
s no hope for me now: there is no es
cape for me, Dead, but not buried, I
am a walking corpse. I am an appar.
ition of what I once was, I am a caged
immortal beating against the wires of
my cage in this direction and In that
direction, beating against the cage un
til there is blood on the wires and blood
upon my soul, yet not able to get out
Destroyed without remedy I"
1 go farther and say that the inebriate
suffers from the loss ot his usefulness.
Uo you not recognize the fact that
many of those who are now captives of
strong drink only a little while ago
were foremost in the churches nod in re
formatory institutions? Do you not
know that sometimes they knelt in the
family circle? Do you not know that
they prayed in public, and some of them
carried around the holy wine on sacra
mental days? Oh, yes, they stood In the
very front rank, but they gradually fell
away. And now what do you suppose
k iee LI. of BUon a m " that,
wh,en1n thinks of his dishonored vows
and the dishonored eaorainent-when he
thinks of what he might have been and
of what he is now? Do such men
augh and seem very merryr Ah, there
is, down in the depths of their soul, a
very heavy weight Do not wonder
that they sometimes see strange things
and act very roughly in tbe Household.
You would not blame tbem at all If
you knew what they suffer. Do not
tell such as that there is no future nun
Ishment Do not tell him there Is no
juch place as hell.. He knows there is.
He Is there nowl
..,w!IL' 5. y th th iMbrlato
EJiiJi! "X?1 in th eomrregatlon may
remember that soma years ago Dr.
wjnt through this country and
S '?hihowd the effects of alcohol
SJi-T"1 rtonh. He had seven
fLiKi ftVmm! by wbloh he showed
rtronfc drink upoo
thenhysical system. There were iKou
Mdtof people that .turned back from
eJii?" bketoh swearing eternal
God eel lnu l.i tk.jA.i
travtu trtry aiuaole aad gaawa erory
ad auraa with every laatt aad
etiagt with every potaoa aad pullsat
him with awry torture. What repttlea
crawl over bia creepuag linba! What
fiends stand by bit Bwdeugbt pillow!
Wbat groans tear hie ear! waoihorrora
shiver through bit toad! talk of the
rack, tola of the iauuiaitioa, talk of tba
fuaarai pyre, talk of too crashing jug
geraaathe feels them all at once.
Have you ever been ia the ward at the
hospital where these inebriates are
dying, the stench of their wounds dhv-,
ing back the atteadante, their voices
Bounding through the aurhtr Tne keen. -
or comes up and says, "Hush, bow, be '
still. Stop making all this noiae!" But
it is effectual only for a moment for aa
boob aa the keeper it gone they begin
again; "Ob, God! oh, God I Help, help!
Rum! Give me rum! HcId! Take them
off me! Take them off me! Take them
off me! Oh, God!" And then they
tbriek and they rave and they pluck out
their hair by handfulsand bite their nails
into the quick, and then they groan aad
they shnek and they blaspheme aad
they ask the keepers to kill tbem.
"Stab me. Smother me. Strangle me.
Take the devils out of ma!" Oh, it is no '
fancy sketch. That thing is going oa -in
hospitals; aye. it is going on in some -of
the finest residences of every neigh-
uomoou on iius continent, it went on
last night while Vou rlept. and I tell -you
further that ihis is going to be the
death that some of you will die. I know
it I see it coming.
Oh, is there anything that will so
destroy a man for this life and damn -.
him for the life that is to come? I hate
that strong drink. With all the con
centrated energies of my soul I hate it.
Do you tell me that a man can be happy- '
when he khows that he is breaking bis: '
wife's heart and clothing his children,
with rags? Why. there are on the- '
streets of our cities today little children,
barefooted, unwashed, ana unkempt.
want on every patch of their faded!
dress and on every wrinkle of their pre
maturely old countenances, who would! '
have been in churches today, and as well
clad as you are, but for the fact that run
destroyed their parents and drove them .
into the grave. Oh, rum! thon foe ot
God, thou despoiler of homes, thou re
cruiting officer of the pit, I abhor theet
But my subject takej a deeper tone,
and that is that the inebriate suffers
from the loss of the soul. The bible '
intimates that in the future world, if '
we are unforgiven here, our bod pas
sions and appetites, unrestrained, will
go along with us and make our torment
there. So that I suppose when an '
inebriate wakes up in this lost world he
will feel an infinite thirst clawing on
him. Now, down in the world, although
he may have been very poor, be could
beg or he could steal 5 cents with which
to get that which would sluke his thirst
for a little while; but in eternity where
is the rum to come from? Dives could
not get one drop of water. From what
chalice of eternal tires will the hot lips
of the drunkard drain his draught? No
one to brew it. No one to mix it No. .
one to fetch it Millions of worlds then,
for the dregs which the young man just
now slung on the sawdusted floor of the,
restaurant Millions of worlds now for
the rind thrown out from the punch-. .
bowl of an earthly banquet Divesi
cried for water. The inebriate cries fop
rum. Oh, the deep, exhaustive, exas
perating, everlasting thirst of the drunk
ard in hell! Why, if a fiend came up to
earth for some infernal work in a grog
shop and should go back taking on its
wing j list one drop of tiiat for which the
inebriate in the lost world longs, what '
excitement it would make there. Put
that one drop from off the fiend's wiog
on the tip of the tongue of the destroy
ed inebriate; let the liquid brightness:
just touch it, let the drop be very small
if it only have in it the smack of alco
holic drink, let that drop just touch
the lost inebriate in the lost
world, and he would spring to his
feet and cry: "That is rum! aha!
that is rum!" and it would wake up the
echoes of the damned: "Give me rum! -Give
me rum! Give me rum'.M In the '
future world I do not believe that it
will be the absence of God that will
make the drunkard's sorrow; I do not be
lieve that it will be tbe absence of light;
I do not believe that it will be the ab
sence of holiness; I think it will be ab
sence of strong drink. Oh, "look not
upon the wine when it is red, when it
tuoveth itself aright in the cup, for at
the last it biteth like a serpent and it
stingeth like an adder."
But I want in conclusion to say one
thing personal, for I do not like a ser-.
mon that has no personalities in it Per-,
haps this has not had that fault alreatry.,
I want to say to those who are the vie-. '
tiros of strong drink that whilo I declare,
that there was a ' point beyond which,
a man could not stop, I want to tell;
you that while a man can not stop inhii
own strength tbe Lord God, by his grace,,
can help him to stop at any time. Years,
ago I was in a room in New York where
there were many men who had been re
claimed from drunkenness. I heard
their testimony and for the first time in
my life there flashed out a truth I never
understood. They said: "We were vic
tims of strong drink. We tried to give
it up, but always failed; but somehow,
since we gave our hearts to Christ, he
has taken care of us." I believe that
the time will soon come when the grace
of God will show its power here not
only to save man's soul but his body, .
and reconstruct, mirifv. elevate, and re
deem ii I verily believe that, although
you reel grappling at the roots ot your
tongues an almost omnipotent thirst, it .
you will this moment give your heart,
to God he will help you by hit grace to
conquer. Try it. It is your last chance,
t have looked off upon the desolation.
Sitting under my- ministry there are
people in awful peril from strong drink,
and judging from ordinary circumstan
ces there is not one chance in 5,000 that
they will get clear of it, I see men in
this congregation of whom I must make
tne remark mat la they do not change
their course, within ten years they will,
as to their bodies, lie down in drunkards
graves; and as to their souls, it is an
awful thing to say, but I can't help say
ing it, Oh, beware! You have not yet
been captured. Beware! As you open
the door of your wine closet today, may
be that decanter flush out upon you "Be
ware!" And when you pour the bever- .
age into the glass, in the foam at the
top in white letters let there be spelled
out to your soul "Beware!" When the j -books
of judgment are open and 10,000,
000 drunkards come up to get tbeir
doom I want you to bear witness that I ;
today, In the rear of God and in the love
for your soul, told you with all affec
tion, and with all kindness to beware ot
that which has already exerted its is-
fluence upon your family, blowiug out ,
tome of it light a premonition of tbe .
blackness of darkness forever. Oh, it
you could only hear this moment In-. '
tomperanot with drunkards' bonea ,
drumming on the head of the wine-cook .
the dead inarch of immortal souls, mo- '
thinks tbe very glance at a wine-cup
would make you shudder and tbe color
of the liquor would make you think of '
tbe blood of the toul, and the foam on '
the top of tbe cup would remind you of
tbs froth oa tbe maniac's lip, aad youj ,
would go borne from thla service aw)
kneel dowa aad pray God that rather
than your ohlldren should become cap-'
tivee of thtt tvll habit you would Ilka
to carry tbem out some bright spring '
day to tbe otneetery aad put them
to the lest tleep. untilat the oall of thf
south wind tbs lowers would ooate an
all over tbs grave twttt pfopaeatet at
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