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f THE EDDY CURRENT. Pqoor Valley to the Front) Oronkrs to tho Ronr. VOL. VI. EDDY, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 181)8. NO. HB, dmalm. Captured. Washlngto, July zi. Tho war de partment at 11:30 o'clock pooled the loiiowlng: fit. Thomin, July 38. Secretary of war, Washington: Circumstance wore tich that I deemed It advisable to take tha harbor of Ouanlca Drat, 15 mile weat of ranee, which was iiocctifutly BBcompiiaiiwi between daylight and 11 ociock. (Spaniards surprised. The aioucestor, Commander Wnlnwrlght nrei oniereu mo Harbor; met with slight resistance; fired n few shots All tho transports nro now In the har bor nnd Infantry and artillery rapidly going BBhoro. This Is a woll-proleoled harbor. Water sumdontly deep for nil transports and heavy vessels to an cnor wuiiin jot yards of shoro. The Spanish flag was lowered and the Amorienn flag ralsnl at It o'clock Copt. Hlggfneon. with his fleet, has rendered able and earnest niMlstnnoe. iroopH in good health nnd best of plrlU. No casualties. MI MM, Major (lenoral Commanding Army, uie i;oiumbln has arrived at 8t, tuomae from porto de Quanloa. Tho Terror. Annapolis nnd Wasp will pro coed thoro. I'oneo will Lo bombnrdod as soon as all tho war ships nrrlvo. Four Spaniards wore killed at dm nlca and no American hurt. .1 ttiirprlie. Washington, July 27. Tho nown of tho landing of (Jen. Mllea nt Otianloa, on the southwest shoro of Porto Itloo, came as a genuine surprlso to tho wnr department. It linil nil been carofully Planned that he was to mako his land fag nt another point as remote ns pos aible from where he actually landed an incro was little wonder that the m lulu received the first news of tho landing with Incredulity and cvon f J Nit to the length of supposing that the siory had been put nlloat In order to dlstra 't attontlon from the point whldi had neon selected. Just why den. Miles made this wide depart tiro from the plnns of the do paittuent In not known, but It Is sup pjsfd that he had gnthored somo In formation since ho loft Slboney that indued him to make tho change. Tho result, however, has been to porplex tho department and to consid erably disarrange their carefully pre pared programme for tho remainder of the expedition. It will now bo neo weary to tntreopt tho sections of the expedition already nt sen heading for certain selected points on tho coast of Porto uico nnd to advise them of the condition of tho plnns. I Is a matter for congratulation to tho war department that Gon. Miles has managed to act foot on Porto llloo before the first overtures for peace, and thus place tho Island In the samo position its Cuba and tho Philippines, namely, an territory at least partially in the poaMMlon of the United Staes at tun beginning of the negotiations, Privately (iniiliict.il. Madrid, July 27. Tho government Jenles that the cabinet council yoster- dnv occupied Itself with the question of pouco. although Senor (Jnmn.o, in In l"r of public Instruction and public work 4. Hindu u long speech on the sub- Jc I Honor Sngatu denies the oxistenco of offlcial peso noKotlnttons, but Duko i Rio. minister of forolgn affulrs, say ungntlatlons of a private diameter have boon opeusd. duo to private lultl allv The council dlacuascd the Amorloan landing In Porto Itloo and Its eonso jnenrg. Nothing new was announced with reference to the situation In Cuba or tho Philippines. Tho Qulf, Colorado and Santa Fe will mnke special rate of not to exceed S from any point on the line In Texas for round trip to (lalveaton on July 31 on account of Democratic State con vention, the same rate will be made on August 4 on awottnt of reunion of Utalted Confederate Veterans at nai ve ton AfleliUntnlly KIIUil, Norman, Ok., July 27.--A. H. Coop, e recently from Webb Oily, Mo., whs .'lyl here yesterday afternoon by the accident.' Maohnrgo of a wushelr bought to be unloaded. Oklahoma lUnki, Outhrle. Ok.. July 27. The annual report of tho territorial bank exami ner, made yesterday, ahowa forty nlno banks, with a capital stook of 1510,000. t205.15S.23 of surplus and ,42,500.000 of deposits, loans and din- counts 21,420,000, cash on hand 11.661.- 202 37 The present reserve of these banks Is 60 per cent, four times as great as required by law, and a gain ot 75 per cent li cash on hand and 90 per cent la deposlu. re NBotlMUiu. Washington, July 27. Tho Spanish government has sued for peaco, not ln directly through tho great powers ot ICurope, but by a direct nppcal to Pres ident MoKlnley. Tho proportion was formally submitted to tho presldont nt 3 o'olock yoeterday aftornoon by tho French ambassador. M. Jules Cambon, who hml received Instructions from the foreign ofUco at Paris to deliver to tho United States government tho ten dor of peace formulated by tha Spanish ministry. At the coneluslon of the eon forenoo between tho president and tho French utribaanador tho ofTtolal an nouncement was made. The above was tho only alntement made public, but It eurrleod to put nt rest all oonjooturn nnd to mako clear nnd definite that nt toast Spain has taken the Initiative to ward pene. Although peace rumors hnvo been current almost dally here tofore since tho war began, no tono of them had tho shadow ot foundation, and until tho Frenoh ambassador re ectved Instructions from Paris Into Monday night no overturos of nny kind had been received. Shortly be- foro midnight last night a dispatch to tho French embassy madn It known to the embassy that tho nmbassador would bo charged with tho Important mission of opening peace negotiations In behalf of Spain. Tho comploto Instructions, Including an ofBclnl letter from Duke Almodovnr do Itlo, Spanish minister ot forolgn af fairs, woro received yoaterday morn ing. Thereupon M " hlebaut, first sec retary of tho embassy, oallod at tho state department nnd nsked that an hour be appointed for a call by Ambas isdor Cambon on tho presldont. The purpose of tho call was not stated. It was arranged at the whlto house that tho coll should be nmdo nt 3 o'oloolc. M. Cambon first went to tho stnto de partment, where he was Jdlned by Sec retary Day. and tho two then proceed on togetner to tho white liouso. Tho call lnstod about half an hour, nnd uft er tho first formailtlos had been ex plnlnod by M. Cnlnbon tho tnlk becamo general nnd qulto lurormnl, the proal dont, tho ambassador and soorotnry of stnto discussing tho outlook for a ojn- elusion ot hoitllltleH. mo proposition submitted by tho ambassador, net ; on tho Spanish government, was quite general In torma nnd confined to the nno onaentlal point or nn earnest pie that negotiations bo openod for the purpose of tormlnntlng the war nnd urrlvlng at terms of peace. Tho communication of the Spanish government did not suggest nny poel flo crm of peaco, nor was any ref erence made to Cuba, tho Philippines. rorio itico or othor Spanish posses sions. The evident purpose of the Mad rid authorities was to first learn whe ther the ynltod States would tront on tho subject of poaco, and after that to take up some terms aa tho two partloa might suggest Neither wna there anr suggestion from the rljmnlsh govern ment that an armistice be established pending the penco negotiations. It won finally determined that tha prosldont would consult the momueti of his onblnot concerning tho proposl Hon. nnd after a decision hnd been ar rived at M. Cambon would then bo In vited to tho white houso for n further ennforenoo and for n final answer from me united States government. FAflMEH AND STOOKMAt: llariimn MnrnhnnU I'rL.. Berlin, July 27.-Uermnn firms at Manila vigorously protested to tho Oerman government on learning that (Ireat Britain had successfully com pleted negotiations nt Washington In tho Interest of Britl-h firms at Manila. me minister of foreign nffalra has notified the Manila firms that ns de mands con reasonably bo made of tho United States until after the elose of the wnr. Tho (lormnn government, on ttio other bund, assure the Oerman merchants of Manila that their Inter eata will be amply protect!. UtoNgk nothing will be done without a thor ounlh undemanding with the United States. Spaniards olaltu four American ma rlnea were killed at Ilahla Hondo. A Dlme.ilt .llalUr. London. Juno 27. A Berlin corre spondent says: Tho Cologno Qazette In an article evidently Inspired says It wluld be dif ficult to claim compensation for the losses of Oerman firms at Manila, be cause though Spain Is officially mis tress of the Philippines she ha. no volse there, but when a settled gov ernment baa been provided for tho Is lands then Qcrauy will raise a ctalia. Wheat Is turning out well In Ban Saba county. 8n Angelo'e wool scouring mill will soon be In operation. Tho wheat crop nrountl Vrh6n Is being taut threshed nut Callahan eounty li lirodneliiB large unions, and of fliie quality. Prospects were never batter for a fine eotton crop aronnd llutto. Ornsaliopper are reported to be do ing some damage in the weetern pit of Hill county. y Three carloads of grate-fed stio, raised In Texas brought their ownar over SM a heart In St. liuls. HaM Is needed lu Archer couiitr for otton and late fornge crops, though rattle are doing well and there Is plBU ly ot atoek water. In Ctiero the morehnuta nr solllnn carloads of boll weevil pulton to tho farmers of DeWItt and other couiitloa. and the poH am being destroyed. Serernl carloads of fruit and water melons could be shipped from Moxln dnlly, so abundant Is tho yield of each In tho country surrounding that city. Toxas onttlo nro nulling well up to nny prices paid this yenr. nnd grna era nre outselling many of tho fed cat tie that were marketed during the winter. Wheat and oats have been rolling Into Mausllpld nt a lively rnto the past ten daya. Tlio prices are low, howover 13 to 18 cents for oata and 55 nnd 60 rente for wheat. A nuinbar ot eastern buyers visited Amnrlllo lately, and a few clips have been sold, but as n rule sheepmen nre holding on to their wool, awaiting an advance In prices for anuie. A few daya ago eighteen carloads of watermelons were ali!ped north from Smlthvtllti. Tho melons were raised near Dewey. Ilrookshlre and other small towns In that section. Throughout the inhandle tho mar ket for rattle Is holding up strong, but sMlee nnd contracts are few. Ac high ns $15 Is being offered nud refused for steer cnlvo. to bo delivered In tho fnlf. Cattle vaccination la growing In fn vor yenrly, us wUneaa the Increase In Texna: In 1605 the were 3510 nnl inala vaccinated In this stnte. In 1S9C U.8M, lu 1197 tS.150 and for tha six months of ISM ending June 80 li,tao, with a fair prospect that by Deo. 31 the number will amount to oer 75,000 head. The Jack County Fair association will have Its tontli annual fair nt Jackaboro. opening on Sept. 16 and rinsing Oct. 1. Jack county baa madn wonderful progreas tho pant few months In nn agricultural way. nnd this fnir. no doubt, will bo thn most successful ever given by thu energetic rlltiens or Jack county. There has been onusldernblo loss In the neighborhood of Creeton fron bla'k leg. This virulent disease seems to be spreading In west Toaas. The ICunana experiment station lias decldod that the beet trmtmonl for this dla afe is In. jculutlon or vaccination. and after Mich trectmoiit there la said to be no further trouble. limine at Amnrlllo Is quite lively now. owing to tho rattle trade and the great Influx uf rnllroatl men employed on the extension of tho Pecos Valley and Northeastern railway. People are clamoring tor dwellings, ami rnriwu- tors Mini plenty of employment. It N thought the first train wilt run be tween Itoewoll, N. M., and Amnrlllo Deo. 15. A fruit grower near I.a Porte re- latM thut he separated his shipment of plums Into two classes. In the first he carefully selected the largost and best plums and carefully packed them. He sent them to n neighboring city, and naturally expected handsome re turns. The seeonds, or Inferior grade, he shipped to distant points. The re sult ustnnlahed him. The boat fruit brought the lowest prlee. while the seconds sold readily a ad there were rails for more. The Inference to be drawn Is simple enough Yearling heifers in the neighbor heed uf Amarlllo are being held at $18. Very few of them are being sold, but the demand Is strong, and thoo desir ous ot purchasing aro forced to pur chase at this figure. Cattlemen In the panhandle are vac olnatlng their calves freely, and aome aro mixing sulphur with the salt, be lieving the latter will cause (he ticks to drop off In the early fall. It not be fore. Small fir os bave prevailed In Chil dress eounty. but they were extin guished before any damage similar to that done by prairie fires farther west was don. The farmers wateh these flrec aloHly.and they make little headway. THE SPOILS OF WAR CAN AUIEb AND CAHOLINEB MAY DE OUR9. n iiMrtrn at tlis lll.tory of Tli. Vnliinl.1. H.nM, I'ot.BMltini Tli Koriiirr Known to nl.ior.rU.1o ! C- iJittr Kiiuuii rtlnra laaa, The Canary Islands lie six hundred ml lee r uthweet of Outllss and nlmoet In a direct line between that pert and tho Capo Verde Islands. They are situat ed hot ween the narallela of 17 degrees 4 minutes and 19 degrees 3 minutes norm latitude and the meridians of 13 u?greee 3 minutes and IS rfaeri. minutes west longitude. The nearest islBtid to Africa Is only sixty mite distant from Its western const. There are seven large Islands lu the nrchlpe lago, and several iinlmiHirtnnt ami im Inhabited Islets, the total being 3.3R0 square mile. They are roughly dlvls HMD into two groups. The western group comprises the Islands of TenerlU raima. uomerH nud lllerro. Throuah the Island of Hlorro. or Ferro, ns It Is sometimes called, passes the merldlnn Which Is taken as the dividing line Iw twoen the eastern nnd westorn heml sphere. Tho eastern group embracos uran cnnarla, Lanxarutu and Fuerte ventura. Tho largest island of the group Is Tenorlfe. from which rises the famous Pico de Teydo. or Peak Ton orlfo. to a height of 12.300 feet above the level of the sea. This Island about llfty mllea long and has an avor ago width of about twnnly-elght miles Oomora la the smallest of tho seven being but seventeen miles In length and or aoout the eamo width. The Islands aro nil of volcanic formation and have high rocky consta. The history of these Interesting Is land ran be traced back hut a few cen lurles. Legend and tradition, howover win lend us Into the realm of antlaully The talnnds have frequently been culled Ami were formerly known ns tho "For Uumte Islanda." or the "Islo of the lllsst." llefore their existence was OVen suspected, there were Islands o Imagination described by the undent poets -no like the Canary Islands, that when these were really discovered, the fnnalful descriptions of tho Klyslnu Holds by Homer, nnd tho "Fortunate Islo" of Hoslod and Plnilnr were found to apply to them. Ilnmar's description of tho nhodo of hnppy dopnrtcd spirits reaotiKiiad ho nearly these Islands that whon found thoy wro at once called the "Fortunate Islands." There Is roa win to suppose that the Phoenicians and Humans knew of them. The ear liest mention that we ljavo of them as artunlly existing It lu the treatise, "Do Mlrahllls." about 250 II. C. Thla and n account by Dlodorus are no doubt from tha historian Tlmneus. his au thority being tho Oreok navigator Pr thea and the tales of the Punic nnd other sailors. Statins Scboaus. about 10 H. 0.. Is the first who glvea names to five Islamls. whlrh can be Identified from their dMcrlptloh as belnK the canary islands of today. From this period far thirteen centuries, nil knowl edge of tho Islands was lost ami the Harden of Hespsrldes becamo once more a fnblo. They woro really exist ing islands mined in oblivion. The Portuguese claim to havo been their dlturoverere. Many talra are told of their re-dlsoovery prior lo the fifteenth wrtury. but nothing definite or of Im portance scouts to have been dono until 1100. In that yoar n Norman noble man, Jean do llothanrourt, organized an oxpedltlon together with other Frenchnion In search of ndventuro, nnd left Iloahollo to conquer Hie Cannrlos. Franco seems o have given her eoun trymon no asalstanco. monoy, men nad luppllea being obtnlned from Spain. Ilethencourt received a grant of the Islands from Henry III. of Castile and by the year 1401 ho was 'in possession of Uniaroto, Fuorteventura, Qomera and II I err o. lietheneourt rMurnet to Franco In 1408 and died there shortly afterward. Ills nephew, Msclot do lietheneourt. was left as governor of the Islands, but he proved a bad ruler. Queen Catharine sent one Itarba to control him. Mnclot ceded the lalnmf. to IJarba. went to Madeira and sold them over again to Prince Henry of Portugal. The Islands were then pass ed back and forth several tlttiea be tween the two countries, each altern ately claiming them a her iHieheMlona, It was not until 1479 that tho dispute was finally settled and they became Spanish poeseealons. Tenertfe. Oran Canarla and Palme, however, still re mained to be conquered and the tale of that unequal struggle Is one of brutality and horror. The Ouanche rallied repeatedly around their native kluge, but. unlike the Spaniards, they had no recourse to re-enforcements, and their numbers were constantly dimin ished by pestilence as well us war. In 1444 Diego de Herrera became lord of the Islands nnd from that time till their final subjection, over fifty years lator, their history Is a mot painful one of meanness, treachery, cruelty and blood shed on the part of the Spaniards agalest an Innocent, honorable and confiding people. Oran Can art a was finally conquered In 1483 and Palma la 14U. TSAStlla withstood until 14J5, and her downfall was then made pos sible by the treachery of four native kings. These traitor kings nre to this day commemorated by tho Spanish by a nut n ii mum erected lo tholr memory In the Orand Plnxa at flantu Crnx. Span ish colonist took up their residence in the Canaries nnd the native gradually disappeared. Not rapidly enough, how. ever, to suit the local Spanish rulers. The Inquisition was called upon for aid and an attempt made to exterminate the native race uf Ouanche. It liaa been elumed that the native Tenerlfl ana have entirely disappeared, but th Ouanche blood probably still remains, since .traveler my that the Spaniards or the Onunrlee are quite different from Soanlnnla of the paulnmila In thlr manners and nature. In color they are slightly darker and ordinarily scarcely dlstlngulahabln from their continental brothers. They have moat of the trail of Hie people of the peninsula. The present population number about 350.- 000. Spanish I Hikou entirely, but mo popie are not aa a rule well edu cot inI. The soil lu the lower parU ot the Islands Is very productive nnd sulllclent grain and potatoes nre raised to supply me want of tho people. Sugar was formerly manufactured Ut a consider able extent, but this Industry has fallen away, unable to withstand tho compctl lion of other countries. In Iho hlgho regions tho vino has been widely cultl vntort and good wine were produced nut this trade has not beon romuner ntivo. Tho chief exports of the islands aro now raw silk nnd cochineal, togeth er with a considerable quantity of win and dry fruits. Tho principal foreign trado of the Islands Is with Hnglaud tliough there Is no Inconsldornbl amount with the United States nnd the countries bordering on the Medlter rnnenn. The ports of the Canaries nro time tlcnlly free and huve born slnee about 1800. Santa Crus. Orutavn ond Laa Inlmas are tho only port engaged In foreign trado. and nearly .100 vtwsel enter these ports lu the course of a year. Santa Cruz is the capital of the islands ns well as the chief seaport It Is situated on tho northeastern side of Tenerlfe and I nld to be a vulgar uttio spot, out of keeping with the beautiful scenery whleh surrounds It It Is n little town of white buildings and nnrrow streots droeped down among the purple peaks ns If It Ii.nl come trout tho rloinls which rlonk their MimmllM. Tenerlfe and (Iran Cannrla are so advantageously sltuntod that the) are used as roallng stations by the main line steamers bound for Ilrasll, the West Indies, Australia or the capo The Canary Islands are not a Snan- Ish colony. They are a part of the province of Andalusia nud are nominal ly ruled by a governor-general who re sines at santa Crux, nnd Is chief lu command in rhll and military nffnlw. rue actual administration Is. however in the hands of two lleutennnt-Kover- nura. living at Santa Crua and Uit Pal mas. From th position of ImtM.rlanee which tho Canary Islands once nem. pled, thoy have sunk Into ronumrntlve oniivion. Tho reason for thl la hard to find. It Is to lie feared that It Is rhlelty. If not solely, because they nro , 8pnnlsh province. Unlike most of tho Spanish possoaalnns outside of the' pen- insuiii. mi dependency has clven Spain little trouble. There have been no Insurrections, and no civil ware. simply because there huve been no na ive, So complete was the subjection and the annihilation of the native race, mat spam insured hersolf nt tho out set from all uprisings among her col onlsta. nnd the proeont Inhabitants are probably as strongly governed ns the Spaniards of the peninsular provinces. Ilncauso of their standing ns a prov- nee nnd their proximity to the mother country, there Is little or no cliaum for the Canaries to he brought Into prom inence through the present war with Spain. A Spanish colonial polon which may uo brought Into notice through Its connection with tho Philippine I the nrehlpelago of the Caroline. The Cnro. line, or New Philippine, as thoy are sometimes railed, are widely scattered, lying to tho east of the Philippine and north of New Oulnea. Thoy are about ,300 mile went of San Francisco and about 400 mile north ot the equator. For the most part, they are mountain ous islands, sometime reaching an altitude of 3,000 feet above see, level. They are divided Into the western, eon tral and eastern Caroline. The west ern Carolines, or Pelew Islands, have an area of 340 square miles and nre early encircled by a coral reef. Their Inhabitant are of a dark, eopper-col-ored race, with trace of Malay and Papuan blood. Fruit are grown throughout the Islands In abundance. Not only the separato Islands, but even the villages form Independent but co- poratlve republics. The poeople have peculiar Institution called the "cloeb- 1ergoll." It Is a kind of a corpora tion for the purposes of mutual aid and defence. Th women havo "cloeb- bergolls" of their own and posseae a considerable share ot political Influ nee. The recognised currenor nf th&. peofHe consists of bnds of ancient glass and enamel. The population seems to be rapidly decreasing, there being now in the whole group about 10,000 fB hahltants. Tho central Carolines aro more uau ally known aa tho Carolines proper. They are divided Into fortyelght! groups and embrace four or five hun dred Islands. Tholr area Is 30 square mile. They have In the neighborhood of 35.000 Inhabitants of two distinct race, a black and a red. which are frequently at war with each other. The Mortlock group contains threo Islanda and Is Inhabited by the only worshiper of regular Idols In the archipelago. Th Sonlnvlne group Is the principal ren denvotis for whnlcrs In that part of the Pacific. This group bus ubout 2,000 In habitant. Including a mnll colony of white. An American mine Ion 1ms benn eetablUhed here since lg. There IS another American mission on Strong's Island In the center of the Caroline proper. The eastern Carolines or Mulgrave arrhlpelRgo are divided Into the Mnr. shall and Ollbert group, named after the two voyager who discovered thorn In J7S8. They have a total population of about 100,000. The Caroline wore probably first vis ited by Alvnro de Saalvrda In 1628. In 1579 Drake discovered the Pelews, and in 1080 another group was added by Admiral Frnnresco U-enno. This ex plorer nnmod the wholo nrohlpelngo In h"nr "J 0barm f HP"'". Tho Is lands oft) ruled by numerous potty rhlofs. nud Hpnln lias always claimed l hem ns forming part of tho Philip pines. Thn Inhabitants aro noted for tholr commercial enterprise. WAYS OF KUEPINQ A HUSBAND A Wire's lloinr-Mnklns Ability Witt Often Kmii Mm Mnrrlrd Lore "It baa been said that tho first year of married life holds tho responsibility for tho happiness or tho mlsory of thai coming years, because It Is tho trial tlmo of two whoso tastes, habits, Idnaa nnd peculiarities nro brought to thu leat of hnrmony." writes Mnry It. Ilald win of "The Posslhllltloa ot a Homo Womsn" In tho Womnn'a Home Com panion. "Hut no woman ought to sur render her Individuality ovon to mako penro lu a family. And alio will not bo obliged to do so If alio hna lovn nnd tact nnd patience. Many a husband: tins boon led lllto a llttlo child, nud him uover known that he was bowing hln will In tho lonst. simply because hi wlfo know how to Influonco him. And! Just here let It be said Hint Influencing ih inu woru ror Hint something which mnkoa It pneslblo for a wife to becunw n comfort, power and blowing to tho nusband. Tho woman who cannot In lluenco her hueband must bo lnokluu In essential qualities for a Rood wife, op else she must deal with a hopeless oaso. auovo an things lu n woman's frtiV-' poee should stnnB the desire to hold love from loss and from spoiling In lluenco. We sometime henr of two who have passed years of married Ufa without once exchanging an nngry or even unpleasant word. Thla may bo posslblo for thoso whoso natures am such that reason nnd om3tlon nro very olustlc: but It could not be said of the tjorlty of wwldsd people. An nngry woman Is not tho thing to bo most dreadod. but that gradual growth of In difference Mint leads to atrophy of con jugal love. There are ways of keeping a truo husband H n loverllko spirit al ways, but the wife must preserve thoso feelings and their oxproimlon that markod thoso ehnrmsd hours when sho was tho swoothoart. Uovlng thought for thn comfort and happiness ofjti lover found oxprcilou naturally In words and In nets. It must be tho samo to tho wlfo that would hold tho hus band's nffoctlon. Then thoso little words that aro prompted by lovo and received In Its spirit have a world of slgnirioanee; these ahould not he left bohind after the homo llfo together is begun." Comfort th AgnU Tho communings of the hearts ot the old ars with tho socnes ot the past, and tho companions ot other years who have long ago passed away. Iver and friends havo beon taken from them and their acquaintances laid In darkness. The forma they admired and loved are gone, the eye that look ed Into theirs with the tenderest affec tion aro sightless, and tho voice that eheored and stirred their souls have long since been silent. They are "On ly waiting till the shndowa are a little longer grown," to paw on to tho re. union that awaits them, and tho glad greetings of those they love. Who would not do what he eau to sheer the lonellne of the aged, to smooth their pathway, and oomfnrt them In their declining years? The Churchman, l.tk IJchlBlac. A man waa praising bis wife, aa all men ought to do on proper ooeaslona. "She's as womanly a woman a ovor wa." ho said, "but ahe ean hammer alls like lightning." "That's remark. able," said a listener. "Yes, air." said1 the first speaker. "You know llgbi nlng never strikes twice In the sitae place." tixebaage. Aa KUoft, I believe he thinks more of hi money than he doa of her." "fna. Ho always had each good t&t."