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Ths Bsrtlllon systom has baan amplified In aueh away that tha photo
graphs now takan baar a much mora sxact ralatlon to tha originals photo
graphatf than was paaaibla undar tha old ay atom. Tha distorting affaot ob
talnad by tha usa of tha ordinary camera and msthod is wall illuatratsd In tha
sacond of our photographs, In which tha part of tha body that la nsaraat to tha
lana is enlarged and out of all proportion to tha rsat. 1. A room dlvidad Into
sections, and arranged for tha Bertillon system of photographing criminals
and dead bodies. 2. A photograph takan in tha ordinary way by an ordinary
camel's, showing the distortion caused by tha usual method of photography.
3. Tha arrangement that enables photographs to be takan by followers of tha
Bertillon system In auch away that tha figures In tha resulting prints are
absolutely true to scale with the figures photographed. 4. A perspective pho
tograph taken under tha new Bertillon system-, which makes possible tha pro
duction of negatives that In no way exaggerate tha object photographed.
Fred Reverses, Trombone Player, Or
dered to Pay $36 a Month Ali
mony When He Makea
' but *32.
New' York. Frederick Beversee,
who plays the trombone In the navy
yard band, la trying to figure out a
plan by which he can pay hia wife
*36 a ifconth alimony out of a total In
come of » month. AH the mathe-1
-matidans In the navy yard and In his
lawyer’s office have failed .to get any
satisfactory answer to this hard prob
llem. but Beversee must have an an
If Beversee' doesn't pay his wife *4
a month more than he earns he will be
in contempt* of court and some hard
hearted judge may lock him up in a
little room so small he will not be
able to slide his trombone.
Beversee has been ordered to ap
pear in special term over in New York
county and explain why he has failed
'to pay the 936 a month for the last
two months, and also to explain why
- he shouldn't be adjudged In contempt
of court and locked up in some hot
tail for the summer.
Lawyer George Hiram Mann, who
lias a big practice among the people
attached to the navy, will be in court
to help Beversee explain, and, also
to make the court see the injustice “of
demanding alimony tn greater amouht
than Beversee can earn. Beversee la
able to prove that his present cash in
come is only 932 a month, which he
gets from the government for playing
the trombone twice a day. . Ip addi
tion to this he gets a place to sleep
and a dally ration.
Unwelcome Attentions- of Alleged
Spectre in Wales. %
Cardiff, Wales.—The freaks of a so
called speetter are alarming a ham
let some forty miles from Cardiff! The
ghost has bden paying unwelcome at
tentions to a well known Inhabitant
of the hamlet who was recently mar
The trouble commenced by his find
ing himself lying on his bedroom floor
beside his bed one morning. Natur
ally, he put this down to nightmare.
The morning after, however, on
awakening*, ha found himself at the
other end! of the room, and he then
became uneasy*- His wife
ou both dccasioris had .slept - peace
fully. j ‘ <' ] ,J ; *. ‘*- '
The thisd night, jioWftyei,U kept,
awake, and ffi'etr vigil was rewarded
by a sightjof their pjyftor|ous visitor-,
who appeared shortly after the tra
ditional hqur of
A trustworthy Correspondent' ascer
tained from the victim that the^ spirit
took the fdrm of his oWtf mAtner. who
is still alive and wdlt. He khys* that
Ills mother opposed his marriage WKh
the lady of his choice -very strongly,
and he thinks that the nocturnal visits
arc acts of revenge.
In orders to drive forth the unwel
come intruder*, the,.victim persuaded
several of jhls "male friends to remain
In his hotfee one-night, but although*
the ghost •appeared iae usual to the
young mail hi* *lftA*M'kl* -mothet- j
Some of Beveraee's friends have :
suggested that he raise the extra four ;
dollars by selling his ration; but that :
would leave him without anything to ;
eat, and, besides, he might run up :
against some hard regulation agalnat ;
disposing of a ration allowance.
Beversee's wife Is suing him for ;
separation. The two lived together ;
quite happily until two or three years j
ago. They have been living apart for !
a year. Their son, who Is a seaman
19 years old, made an affidavit a year
ago. In which he took sides with his
mother, and alleges that his papa was
a Very bad man In hla treatment of
Mrs. Beversee. Now, Mr. Mann la
armed with a new affidavit from young
Beversee which tells of the splendid
qualities of his father, with whom he
ia now stopping. In his hew affidavit
young Beversee throws some light on
the effect of beer and hot weather
upon affidavit making; In fact, he
makes It appear that the combination
of lager and Mgh temperature caused
him to make the former affidavit. He
says that after drinking beer all day
In hot weather his mothehr Induced
him to go with her to her lawyer’s
office in the Pulitzer building and
swear to allegations which he now
declares to be untrue.
After Mrs. Beversee’s suit had got
under way the court ordered her hus
band to pay her 936 a month. Bev
ersee was able to pay the amount
at that time, as he was playing at
night with a big uptovyi) orchestra
in addition to his einplqyment In the
Navy Yard band. He is a musician
of high class, and he says that he
would be able to get employment out
side now but for the meddling of his
wife. He paid the 936 a month up to
eight weeks ago, when he found it
Impossible to pay that amount out
of his navy pay.
In-law, the other watchers were quite
unable to discern the strange pres
The young man’s mother-in-law de
clares that on one occasion she ap
proached the specter, who said, quite
d'stlnctly, "Well, what do you want?"
She also says that she temporarily
lest the power of the right side of her
body at the meeting.
The victim declares that the spirit
has several times accompanied him
part of the way to the village, where
he is engaged as a collier. His com
rades are greatly perturbed by the
frequent appearance of the specter
and believe firmly in the victim's ve
racity. The vicar of the parish and
several others have visited the house
apt? tried in vain to elucidate the mys
Nurse Elopes with Un Wing.
Easton, Pa, —Katie Sourwine, 16
.years old, ran away with Un Whig,
a Chinaman a.bqut.. 35 years of age.
and went to New York city to get
married. The Chinaman - conducted
a laundry in this city and boarded
With his brother. Who runs a Chinese
restaurant,' where he became ac
quainted with the girl, a frequenter
of the place. The girl was employed
as a child's nurse, and the first Inti
mation her mother had of the affair
was shortly before her daughter de
parted. when she hurried, to! the Le
high Valley station and arrived Juet
as the train was pulling out.
Scripture Authority :-—l Sam. 18:5-
80 and the chapters that follow.
“And Saul was afraid of David
bacauaa tha Lord was with him
and was departod from Saul.”
What a commentary this is on
tha spiritual condition of Saul!
Afraid of David! that noble
haartad, brava, unaalflsh dafend
ar of his nation and hla king.
Afraid of David! that open,
frank, unassuming young man
who sought not his own good but
that of tha king. Afraid of David!
that simple country lad who had
so modestly taken hie place in
tha king's palace and had minis
tered to the ill-natured king by
his sweet mueic. Think of itl
Afraid of David, because filled
with devotion to Qod and love to
mankind, he ought by'every act
of his to perform some kindly
service for others. No, not afraid
of David because the latter was
plotting against him; because he
wae trying to work his hurt; be
cause he was secretly his enemy
and was proving treacherous to
trust placed in his charge. No,
but afraid of David, because the
Lord was with him. Think of it! :
Saul knew that he had been
rejected of Qod, or rather that
through his willful disobedience
he had rejected Qod, and then in
hardness of heart that knew no
repentance he had persisted in
his course.. Saul also knew that
Qod had chosen David. There is
no doubt but that at last the
anointing of the shepherd boy
by 8amuel had become known to
him and that the thought that ;
this young man had been set
apart ae the coming king of
Israel Riled his heart with hatred
and fear. He knew all this and
was foolish enough to think that
he could thwart Qod's purposes;
that he could bar the pathway of
the Divine will by the weak,
puny arm of flesh.
Thers is no more pitiable or
awful picture In the Bible than
this picture of Saul fighting i
against Qod and Ood'a anointed. :
Scripture says “the heathen rage ;
and the people Imagine a vain i
r thing. The rulers ef the -earth ;
set themselves and lake soonest ;
together against the Lard and ;
against his anointed. But he j
that sitteth In the Heavens shall |
laugh: the Lord shall have them :
in derision.” Oh, what folly to ;
fight against Qod.
We can in some measure un
derstand how the heathen can |
fight against Qod, but how one
of 8aul’s training, and opportune |
ties and the light which had
come to him could so do, is quite !
beyond out; comprehension. But
does Saul stand alone In this
condition? Is there any danger
that others who have Walked ,
close to God as he did may yet
: fall to the depths to which he
! fell? After all, how was such
j condition possible? It was taken
j step by step in willful disobedi
| ence and violation of the Divine
will. And there is danger to
every soul which indulges in sin
and persists therein that at Jast
Qod's spirit will depart and leave
that soul forever. Let us not
commit the unpardonable aln of
blasphemy against the Holy
EVENTS had moved fast for David
at the court of King Saul. Not
only had the young warrior’s victory
, over the Philistine giant brought'him
to the favorable notice of the king,
but the sweet music of his harp ae
, companied by his strong, fresh young
voice had won a powerful influence
i over him. so that It had come to pass
1 that during the seasons of deep dejec
tion into which Saul fell at times
• there seemed nothing which could dis
pel the strange moods and restore his
; spirits as the music of the shepherd
{ lad.
i And all unassuming and with quiet
• dignity, David had taken up the activ
i ities of his new life. He missed his
* sheep and the freshness and quiet of
■ the green meadows and mountain
1 nooks, and would gladly have gone
> back to them, save for one thing. The
• memory of Samuel's visit, to his fa
ther's house and of his anointing him,
had quickened within his heart
strange impulses and desires. He did
I not understand them, he only knew
. that he was always reaching out for
. some thought and experience whioh
t lay just beyond him. And when by
l the rapid movement of events he had
l suddenly found himself a mighty war
> rlor In Israel instead of
• boy, and had become conscious of
' the powers which lay within him, a
I new vista of life opened up before
* him.
But with his rapid advancement at
* tha court of King Saul, there had
' grown up In the hearts of some of the
1 courtiers there feelings of 'jealousy
against David, and secretly they
sought cause against him. Saul, how
ever, seemed to take great delight and
pride la the young man, keeping him
near him and In many ways showing
him favors. So matters stood when
an Important expedition was sent out
against the Philistines, and David was
given important command and in a
brilliant engagement again demon
strated his military prowess and won
new victories for Israel, so that on the
re|urn of the victorious army the peo
ple came out to meet them with
shouts of praise, and what was the
chagrin and disgust of King Saul to
hear the women singing a war couplet
which had been composed for the oc
casion, the theme of which was that
Saul had slain hla thousands but
David his tens of thousands.
The enemies of David were not long
ia discovering the mood of the king
and by aly lnuendos served to Inflame
his mind* yet more, so- that the im
pression grew up In Saul’s mind that
David was plotting against him. But
the climax came a few days later when
one of the king’s attendants returned
from a journey which had taken him
through Bethlehem, and brought to
Saul’s ears for the first time the story
of David’s anointing by Samuel, the
prophet. Like an angry flood there
swept over Saul the memory of his
last Interview with the prophet and
of how the latter had declared that
God had rejected him from being king
over Israel. He saw it all now. David
was surely after the kingdom. Had
he not won his way Into the palace for
this express purpose? Had he not
throwu around his son and heir, Jona
than, an Influence which he had noted
of late Beemed to hold him in com
plete control. And had he not heard
just the other day how David had won
from him a pledge of support. AH the
rage and violence of Saul’s strong na
ture surged within his soul, so that
he could scarce contain himself. But
with cunning forethought he planned
that when next David appeared before
him he would slay him.
That night he made request that
David bring his harp and play In his
presence, and even while he was thus
engaged, with never a thought of dan
ger, King Saul suddenly arose In his
seat and laying his hand on a Javelin
which had been standing In the cor
ner, he hurled it with all his might at
David, so that the latter avoided be
ing pinned to the wall only by tha
quickest of moves.
When the king Haw that he had not
Silled David, he sought to laugh the
matter off as a joke, declaring that
he ouly wanted to give David a good
scare, and asking him to continue his
playing. This he did but with watch
ful eye. and he was thus able again to
avoid the javelin which Saul threw at
him. Then it was that David knew
that Saul desired his life.
And when Saul found that he had
failed he thought to bring the young
man Into disfavor by removing him
from hla place at court. This he did
but David behaved himself wisely and
Baul grew to be even more afraid of
the young man.
It was not long after this that King
Saul called all his servants before
him together with his son. Jonathan,
and told them that they should kill
David, promising special favors to the
one who should succeed. But Jona
than warned David of the charge his
father had given to his servants and
David w&b able to escape the traps
which were set for him. Thus mat
ters stood until Jonathan was able by
dint of much effort to wring from his
father a promise that he would not
kill David, but would restore him to
his old place of favor.
One night when David was playing
on his harp before the king, as on
former occasions, one of the violent
tempers which were growing upon tho
king seized him, and like a mad man
he sprang toward David and drove
his javelin into the wall at the point
where a second before David had
been sitting. And now all the blood
thirsty hatred against David returned
upon Saul with redoubled fury and he
sent, messengers unto David’s house
whither he had been traced to watch
him and to slay him in the morning.
But Michal, David’s wife, the daughter
of King Saul, learning of the plans
warned her husband and let him down
from the window, aud he fled that
night and escaped.
It was then that for the first time
v there swept over the heart of David a
consciousness of his condition. The
king determined upon his death, and
the plotting against him had grown to
such extent that he was no longer
safe anywhere in the kingdom. He
was a fugitive. Had God forgotten
him? Were all his visions of the fu
ture to be blasted? What had meant
his anointing years before if thiß was
to be the ending? What bad he done
tbat such hardship and peril Bhould
have befallen him? Ah. the bitter
ness -of the struggle of that night as
he fled friendless and alone from the
men who sought his life.
"No, not friendless," he thought at
last as he turned his eyes upward.
"God llveth and will not forget. And
Jonathan? Yes. he will prove faith
ful. I must see him once more."
And braving the perils that attend
ed such an effort, he sought out the
tryßting place which long before had
been agreed upon, should matters
come »to the worst. And Jonathan,
true to his word, was there. That was
the last time they ever met again, but
it was a meeting which gave them
both strength and courage to face the
dark and stirring events which were
to follow during the future years.
David never forgot that meeting, nor
Jonathan’s last words, as he said:
"Go in peace, forasmuch as we
have sworn both of us in the name
of the I*ord, saying. The Lord be be
tween me and thee, and between my
seed and thy seed forever.”
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