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WINNSBORO S.- C., AUGU'[ST 9, 1894.ETALIEDI4,
, that de
at what we
b, or that of
hat of soirit
gh, or that of
h, or that of
en's laugh, or
guests are three
y one of them. In
y shown by the old.
arah that she shall
of the Lord Jpsas
in the fac' of God.
t. Sha is atfrighted at
She denies it. She
."iThen God retorted
at silence-1 all disDuta-.
st augh." 'My friends,
icism in all ages is only
's laughter. God says H
a thing, and men sty it can
great multitude laugh at thd
ey sy the?y are contrary to the
What is a law of nature?
ofdoing a thing You or.
river at one ferry. To-mor
e for one day. and you go
ferry. You made the rule..
the right to change it? You
me in at that door ofthe church.
next Sabbath you come in at
or. It is a habit you have. Hav'
ight to change your habit?
ture is God's ha',it-His way o
infs. If He makes the law. has He
ht to change it at any time He wants
for the folly of those who lauzh at
d when He says, "I will do a thing.'
responding. "You can't do it." Go I
that the Bible is true-it is all tru.
op Colenso laughs, Herbert Spenrer
hs, Stuart Mill laughs, great Ger:na
.rsities laugh, Harvard laughs-sotly.
eat many of the learned Institutions,
long rows of professors seated on the
between Christianity and Infilelity.
softly. They say, "We didn't laugh:"
was Sarah's trick. God thunders from
eavens. "But thou didst laugh !" The
en of Eden was only a fable. There
was any ark built, or if it was built It
too small to have two of every kind.
pillar of fire by night was only the
era lights. the ten plagues o. Egypt
a brilliant specimen of fugglery. Te
arted becuse the wind blew violently a
while from one direction. The sun
oon did not put themselves out of the
for Joshua. Jacob's ladder was only
ontal an I picturguelandsdTha-"
t was only cholera Infantum become
mic. The gullet of the whale by
ve measurement, too small to swallow
phet. The story of the imm
man w.ith the
sharp sword in
oak of Reovela.
pieces left. What
'Oh." says smoe
"I don't bnlieve a
one endi io the oth
ane. Now you havec
for the nations. No
of etemnal mi-inight.
friends, we had bettet
little longer intact. It has
eli for a good many years.
are old People who find it a comn
ye it on their laps, and chil'ren
e the stories in it. L1at us keep it for ta
uriosity anyhow. If the .Thhle is to hai
town out of the school and out of the
cortroom, so that men no more swear by it~
anit is to beput in adark corridor of th -
cy library, the Koran on one side and! th
witings of Confucius on tho other, then le;
ueach one keep a copy for himself, for we
ight have trouble, and we would want to
bunder the delusions of its consolations,
ad we might die, and we would want tha
dlusion of the exalted residence of Go-l's
riht hand, which It mentions. Oh, what an
awful thing it is to laugh In God's face ant,
hul His Revelation back at Him! 'After
awhile the day wi come when they will say
thy did not laugh. Then all the hyper
cticisms, all the caricatures and all tha
--arned sneers in the quarte'rly revIews will
bbrought to juigment, and amid the roc~~
-n of everything beneata and amid the.
fming c everyt hlng above God wIll thun
'r, '-But thou didst laugh !" I think:t
ost fascinating laughter at Christi'anity
eer rememb -r was a man in New Enadan d.i
Hemade the wori of Got istem ridlienlin.
ad he lauguest en at our holy religion untif
hecame to die. ni then he satid : "'ly liin~
ha been a faite~-a~ fa!!ur's domstiealiy.
I ave no childrenr. A failure socialy. for I
amtreated in tue stre'ets htke a pirate. A
flure professionally because I know but on.'
nnister that has adopted my sentimnents."
or a quarter of a century he laughed at
hristianity, and ever since Christianity has
ben laughing at him. Now. it Is a mean
ting to go into a man's house and steal his
oods, but I tell you the most gigant ic lur
giry ever invented is the proposition to
sal these treasurers of ou~r hoey religon.
The meanest laughter ever uttered is the
augh of the skeptic.
The next laughter mentioned in the Bile
Is avid's laughter, or the expression of
siritual exultation. _"Then was our mouth
YPled with laught"?." rie got very mnuch
down sometimes, but there are other chap
trs where for four or ive times he calls upon
.he people to praise and exult. It was not a
mere twitch of the lips-it was a demnonstra
ton that took hold ot ids whole physicai na
ture. "Then was our mouth ftlle'd with
lughter." My friends, this world will never
be converted to God until Christians cry les
a lne an sngmore. 29 agrrors BZO
eopip are ro be persuadel
yv reigion, it will be because
e up their minds it is a happy
ey don't like a morbid Chris
ow there are morbid nopinwho
eral. They erno early to ;ethe
~ke l :v' of the erps. and the'v st.ani
o the e"meterv. ult all healthy p.onie
a Weddingbetterthan they do a burial.
. you make the r.ligfion of Christ
'pulcbral an.d hearselik. and you
nake it repulsive. I sny plant the roso o
sharon along the church walks and
3olumbine to olamher over the churoh wall,
Lad have a smile on the lip. and have the
mouth fIl1d with holy laughter. There is
ao man in the worl4, ex.:ept the Christhin,
'hat has a right to feel an untrammeled ge.
He is promised evervthing is to be for the
best here. and he is on the way to a delight
which will take all the processions with palm
branches and all the orchestras harped an-1
eymbaled and trumpeted to express. "Oh,"
you say. "I have so Truch tronI'le. .
Vou more troue than Paul had? What does
le say? "Sorrowful, yet alwaya rejoicing.
Poor, vet making many rich. Having noth
lug. yet po;sessing all things." The merriest
laugh I think I have ev-r heard has been in
!he sickroom of God's dear childrn. When
rhoodosius was put upon the rack, he suf
fered very great torture at the drst.
Somebody asked him how he endured all
:hat pain on the rack. He replied : "When
1 was first put on the rack, I su'ered a gret
leal. but very soon a young man In white
tood by my side, and with a soft and corn
-ortable han-ikerchief he wIped the sweat
rom my brow, and my pains were relieved.
it was a punishment for me to get from the
razk, because when the pain was all gone
:he angel was gone." Oh. rejoice evermora!
kou know how it is in the army-an army in
?ncampment. If to-day news comes that
)nr side has had a defeat, and to-morrow
inother portion of the tidings comes, say
ing we have had another defeat, It demora!
Izcs all the host. But if the news comes of
rictory to-day and victory to-morrow the
whole army is imp.sssions. for the contest.
Now, in the kingdo-n of our Lord Jesus
Christ report fewer defeats tells us the vie
:ori-s-victory over sin and death and hell.
Rjoice evermore, and again I say rejoice. I
)elieve there is more religion in a laugh
:ban in a groan. Anybody can groan, but
:o laugh in the midst of banishment and
persecution and indesribable trIal, that re
4uired a David, a Daniel. a Paul, a modern
The next laughter mentioned in the Bible
that I shall speak of is the fool's laughter, or
:he expression of sinful merriment. Solomon
was very quick at simile. When he makes a
3omparison. we all catch it. What is the
aughter of a fool like? He says. "It is the
2rac(kling of thorns under a pot." The ket-.
lie is swung, a bunch of brambles is put una
ler it, and the torch is applied to It, and
there is a great noise, and a big blaze, and a
sputter ant a quick extinguishment. Then
It is darker than it was before. Fool's laugh
ter. The most miserable thing on earth is a
oad man's fun. There they are-ten men in
i barroom. They have at home wives,
:nothers. daughters. The impure jest starts
it one corner of the barroom, and crackle,
rackie. crackle it goes all around. In 500
iuh guffaws there is not one Item of happi
aess. Tney all feel bemeaned if they have
tny conscience left. Have nothing to do
wth men or women who tell immoral stories.
L have no conidenco either in their Chris
:ian character or their morality.
So all merriment that springs out of the
lefects of others-caricature of a lame fcot,
>r a curved spine, or a blin'] eye. or a deaf
tar-will be met with the ju Igment or God,
either upon you or upon your children.
exas -n-1-b~~ ew a man who was
less of a neighbOr. N%
he skillful mimic had
he very defect t long ago a son of
is leg amputated for
ich his father had
e. I do not say it was
1. I leave you to make
e. So all merriment born
that w:nch starts at the
drinking restaurant or the
he home circle, the mau Ilin
aningless joke, the saturnalian
rarcxysm or mirth about not b
-on sometimes see in the fashion.
orm or 'le exqisite parlor at
'ock at night. are the crackling ol
der a pot. Such laughter and such
In death. When I was a lad, a book~
out entitled, "Dow Junior's Patenl
ns." It made a great stir, a v.'ry widi
,all over the country, that book did.
as a c'aricature of the Caristian minist ry~
'I of the word of Go]. an.d of the day oI
.ig'nent. Oh. we hali a great laugh ! The
-nmentary on the whole thitng is that th-e
thor of that book dhIl in pov-erty, shame
tebiuchery, kleka I out of soc~ety and curse.
if Almighty God. 'rThe latughter of sun9
n'n is the echo of their own damnation.
Th3 neoxt laughter that I shall mention as
teling i the Bale is the laugh of God's con
lemanation, "He that sitteth in the heaveng
hall laugh. Again, "The Lord will laugri
t him." Again, "I will laugh at his c-ala'n
ty. With such demonstration wIll Go I
freet every ktn I of great sin aud wlcked
iese. But men build up villainies higher
in . higher. G'oo I man almost pity God be
mnne Ho is so cherne.] against by men.
kI'ldenly a pin drops out of the machinery
;t wico~ies or a secret is revealed. and
ho ioundation begins to rock. Finally the
ihole thlhg Is demolished. Wnat Is the
nlatter? I w~il tell von what the matter Is.
that crash of rain is only the reverberation
f God's laughter. In the money market
hare are a great many good men and a
treat many fraudulent men. A fraudulent
nan there says, ".[ mean to have my mil
ion." He goes to work reckless of hon
sty, antI he gets his first $300.000. He
e.ts after awhile his j200.00). After awhile
1c gets hIs $500,000. "Now," he says, "I
inve only one more move to make, and] I
hail have my million.' He gathers up all
its resources. He makes that one last
tran I mov, he fails and losas all. and he
as not enough money of his own left to pay
he cost of the ear to nis nome. People can
tot understand this spasmnodic revaislon.
soane said it was a sudden turn In Erie Rail
vay stock. or In Westorn Uion, or in Illi
is Central ;some said one thing and some
tuother. They all guesned wrong. I wil
eli you what It was. "He that sitteth In the
eavens laughed." A man in New York said
me would be the richest man in the cIty. Ho
ett his honr-st work eas a mechanic an.I got
nto the city 'onn'vlS so:nle way and in ten
rears stole $15.0OJ,000 from the cIty govern
nent. Fifteen million dollars ! H" held tho
begilature of the State of New York in the
trip of his ?ight hand. Suspieions were
troused. Tho gran i jury presented indliet
nents. The whole land stool agha:-t. Tas
nan who expected to put half the city in his
rest pocket goes to Blackwell's Island, goes
o Ludlow street jail, breaks prison and goes
across the sea,. Is rearrested and brought
kaok and againa remanded to jail. Wity?
"lHe that sitt'eth in the heavens laughed."
Rome wasa great empire. She had Horace
ndi Virgil amnonig her po-ts tshe had Anmauw
I and Con~:antina amnOag har e-np'ror<.
hiat what mean the defac'd Pantheon, and
lme Forum turned Into a e~"'Je market, and
Ihe broken wailed Coliseum. and the archi
:eotural skeleton of her great aque unts?
Whtwas that thund1er': "Oh." you say,
-t was too rar or the ontrn ramS
mainst her walis." No. What was that
priver? "0Oh,"you say, "that -ras the tramp
>f hiostile iegions.' No. The quiver and
:hn roar were the outr~urst of omnipotent
aughter from the detied and insulted beay
ins. Rome deflali GMa. andt He lauighel har
lown. Tuobes deflel Ga I. and Hl" laughd
:uer down. Ninevoh anede~ God, and He
.aughna her down. Babylon defled ('o I.
an eluhed her down. There ts a great
:litore between Go i's lanen and H.e
smile. HIs smile is "tornal beatitude. He
smiled when David sang, and Miriam clappe I
the cymbals, and Hannah made garments
kindled w'th pocalyptic vision, and when
any man has anything to do and does it
well. His smile ! Why, It Is the I5th of May,
thbe apple orchards in full bloom :it IS morn.
Lnz breaking on a rliana a It i heaven
at igfh nhon, all the llN betng the maN
ringe peal. But His laughter-nay it never
fall on us! It is a condemnation for out
sin : it Is a wasting away.
We may 1-t tbe satIrist laugb at us, and
all our companions may lau.;h at us, and w4
may be made the target for the merriment
of earth anl nell. but o.l forbi.l that we
should ever vomefl to the fulfillment of the
prophecy against the rejectors of the trai,
"I will laugh at your calamity." But. ny
friends, all of us who reject Christ and the
inardon of the gosp-l must come under that
tremendous bomhardment. God wants us
4llto renent. He cousAls. He co-ixes. He
importunes. an.1 He dies for us. He coms
ilown out of h.-aven. He puts all the world's
FIn on one shoulder. He puts all the world'i
Forrow on the other shoulder, and then with
Ihat Alp on one side ant that Himalaya on
the other He starts up the hill back of Jeru
salerm to nchieve our salvation. HA puts the
palm of His right foot on onq lor-z spike,
nnl He puts the palm of His leit
foot on nrither loni spik.. ani then,
with Hit h-inds spotted with His own boo1.
He gestioqiates. saying: "Look. look and
ve. With the crinson veil of My sacrillce
I will eover up all your sins : with My dying
rroan I will qwallow up all your groans.
ool: ! Live !" But a thousand of you turn
hur ha-k on that, an:! then this voice of
ivitation turns to a tone divinnly ominous,
aint sobs like a sinoom through the first
chapter of Proverbs. "Because I have
rill.d an-! y % re'neel. I have stretched out
Kvright han-1, anA no man regarled, but
yA have set at naurht all My counsel ant
would none of My reproof. I. also will
laugh at your calamity." Oh, what a laugh
that is -a dmep laugh, a long. reverberating
laugh, an overwhelming laugh. God grant
tre may never hear it. But in this day of
mercUint visitation yinid your heart to Christ.
that You mar souind all your life on earth
in ter His s-nile an oseape forever the thun
der of the laugh of GoA's Indignation.
The other laughter mentioned in the
BioN, the only one I shall speak of, is
h:aven's lau:bter, or the expression of
terna-l triumph. Christ said to His dis
ciples, "Blessod are ve that weep now. for
ye shall laugh." That makes me know
p.,sitivAy that we are not to spend our days
in heav-n singing long meter psalms. The
rmallstic and stiff notions of heaven that
om people have would makememistrable.
[ am glad to know that the heaven of the
Bible is not only a place of holy worship,
but of magnifcent sociality. "What," say
you, "will the ringing laugh go around the
~ircles of the save-l?" I say yes-pure
aughter. cheering laughter, holy laughter.
It will be a laugh of congratulation. When
we meet a friend who has suddenly
come to a fortune, or who has got over
some dire slokness, do we not shake
hands, do we not laugh with him? And
wben we get to heaven and see our friends
there, some of them having come up out of
great triulation. why, we will say to one of
them. "The last time I sawyou you had been
uffering for six weeks under a low intermit
tent fever." or to another we will say ' "You
for ten years were limping with the rheu
natism, and you were full of complaints
when we saw you last. I congratulate you
on this eternal recovery." We shall laugh.
Yes, we shall congratulate all those who have
come out of great financial embarrassments
In this world because they have become mill
enaires in heaven. Ye shall laugh. It
shall be a laugh of reassociation. It is jist
as natural for us to laugh when we meet a
friend we have not seen for ten years as any
thing is possible to be natural.
When we meet our friends from whom we
ave been parted ten or twenty or thirty
years, will it not be with infinite con r i -
n. W e mp veC, we w now eaca
other at a flash. We will have to talk over
all that has happened since we have been
peparated, the one that has been ten yearsin
heaven telling us all that has happened In
the ten years of his heavenly residence, and
we telling him in return all that has hap
pened during the ten years of his absence
from earth. Ye shall laugh. I think George
Whitedleld and John Wesley will have a
laugh of contempt for their earthly colli
sions, and Toplady and Charles Wesley wiil
have a laugh of contempt for their earthly.
misundertandlings, anl the two farmers
who were in a lawsuit all their days will
h*ave a laugh of contempt over their earthly
disturbance about a line fence. Exemption
rom all annoyance. Immersion In all glad
ness. Ye shall laugh. Christ says so. Ye
phall laugh. Yes, it wIll be a laughi of tri
ti'ph. Oh. what a pleasant thing it will be
> stand on the wall of heaven and look
own at satan and hurl at hIm defiance and
ee him cazed and chained and wa forevir
ree from his clutchbes !Aba ! Yes, It will
e a laugh of royal greeting.
You know how the Frenehmen oheered
hen Napoleon came back fromn Elba; you
now how the English cheareI when Wel
ngton came back from Waterloo ; you know
how Americans cheered when Kossuth ar
rived from EIungarv . you remember how
ome cheered when Pompey came back vie
orious over 900 citIes. Every cheer was a
augh. But, oh, the migatier greeting. the
glader greeting, when the snow white cav
lry troop of heaven shall go through the
streets, and. accor ling to the Book of Rave
aion. Christ in the red coat, the crimson
oat, on a whIte horse, and all the armies of
heaven following lHim on white hoeis ! Oin,
hen we see and hear that cavalcade we
shall cheer, we shall laugh ! Does not yoar,
eart beat quickly at the thought of the
great jubIlee upon which we are soon to en
ter? I pray God thait when we get through
th thi's worn I an.! are gomng out of it we
may have some such visIon as the
ying Christiniu had when he saw
ittn all over the clouds in the sky the
letter "W." an I they askce.l him. stan-ding by
his ie, what he thou-rht that letter "W"
meant. ''O,"' he sai I. "ihat stands for wol
ome." And so may it be when we quit tuis
world. "W' on the gate. "W" on the door
uf the mansion, "W" on the throne. Wel
oe ! Welcome ! Welcomae! I have
preached this se'rmon with ive prayerful
vlshes-that you might see wnat a mean
nig is the laugh of setpticisma, what a
'right this is the laugh of spirituael exulta
I on ,wm-.t a hollow thin. is tne laugh of sin
l merriment. what an awful thing is the
laugh c f condenation, whuat a ra liant, rumA
ud thing is the laugn of eternal tnrip.
void the Ill ; co )we t he right. lle cco a
fort e I. "'BM-se I are ye th't we-:p no w-ye
shall laugth ; ' shall laug'.
The Elephant Remembered Him.
An elephant with a good memory
ame near killing a small boy at the
P'ittsburg Zoo the other day. Some
months ago the boy, with several com
panions, was engaged in feeding the
elephant buns fromt the end of a stick
in which he had fastened a small nail.
Wathing his opportunity the little ras
cal jabbed the nail into the elephant's
trunk and run away. Monday last the
sone boy camne to the Zoo with some
others, and as soon ats the elephant
caught sight of him it trumpeted and
made a rush for him. The keeper ran
p and drove the beast back. and none
too soon. for it was just in the act of
wrapping its trunk about the lad, e
in another miomient it would have beent
all up with him. On being questioned
the boy at iirst denied ever having done
any harm to the elephant, but finally
confessed the facts. The keeper told
him that he had better stay awiy from
the Zoo and take good care to keep out
of that elephant's way a?ll his life, as
the anin':a would never forget him.
New Orlicns Picavune.
A REMARKABLE REGION 0
p It Play the Most Wonderful M1
rages Known to Man-Objects
Many Miles Away DJ
ORTH of the confluence of th
Little nd Great Colorad<
Rivers, in Arizona Territory,
(, lies oue of the most remark
rble regions in this country of remark
i.ble things. The painted desert is g
tract on which "no flower blooms oi
verdure grows." Its surface is covered
with lofty columns shaped from sand
stone by the wind and rain storms o:
centuries. There is little variety ii
these spectral buttes, and all show the
workmanship of the same persisteni
The phenomena, however, whici
make this district unique, and whici
have given it the somewhat fanciful
but appropriate name it bears, is the
mirage which appears with punctilione
regularity. There is no monotony in
this sameness, however. The scence
p.resented to the wondering beholder's
gaze, depicted as by the hand of a ne
cromancer on the viewless canvas of the
air, have as much variety as ihey have
distinctness of detail, shading and per
spective. No speculative scientist oir
imaginative theorist has so far been
able to give even a plausible explana
tion of the visions of palaces, hanging
gardens, colonnades, temples, fountains,
lakes, fortresses, groves, armies, herds
of deer, bands of people, none of which
exist near the place, but all of which
are shown with as much accuracy as if
a master painter had been at work
night and day with his brushes. To
the minds of the untutored Indiani
this region is a spirit land, and a good
place to keep away from.
While the painted desert presentd
most wonderful optical delusionsthere
are numberless other places through
out the territory which make oocaJ
sional mirage pictures that delight the
beholder. One of the more commonj
and a really remarkable phenomenon
of this character, can be seen by Den
ver people en route to Los Angeles,'
via the Atlantic and Pacific, near the
Colorado River. Sixty miles this side
of the great cantilever bridge, as the
train winds around the canyon ap
proaching the river, a train will be
noticed leaving the eastern approach
of the bridge and steadily winding in
and out of the tortuous twists of the
adjoining barranca. This, naturally,
ehe is with
whereas he is a good safe two and a
half hours' distance from it.
The Tonto Apache Indians declare
that somewhere in their country (the
exact locality is kept secret) there is a
huge mountain, from the summit of
which can be seen cities and towns
never known to the white people.
These towns, they declare, are walled,
and the buildings are three and fouz
stories in height. The people work in
great fields and manage reservoirs and
canals and possess quantities of gold
and silver and precious stones. The
Indians themselves have never visited
this country,because of a tradition that
it means certain death. They go up
on the mountain, however. in the fall
of the year, where at sunrise they can
look down upon the pleasant fields be
low, once the heritage of their own
people. Some people set the whole
story down asalegend without founda
tion. Others believe that the Indiane
see one of the territory's mirages. The
Moquin villages, which are "walled
towns," are less than fifty miles away
in an air line, and the Laguna towne
of New Mexie, not much over 100. In-.
stances are on record of the reflection
of objects at much greater distances
than 100 miles, so that it would not be
improbable for the pueblos northeast
of the Tonto country to be seen under
right conditions. Regarding the gold
and silver portion of the story, thai
may have been a fabrication to test the
cupidity of the white men. Indians de
these things sometimes.
Castle Dome rock, on the Coloradc
River, is plainly discernible on a calm,
clear morning just before sunrise at
San Bernardino, Cal., 150 miles dis
tant. This mirage is so common that
it has grown to be looked upon as one
of the fixed features of the landscape.
New York Recorder..
A BARREL CLoTHES EAM~n
A verv satisfactory recep~tacle foi
siled ciothes e-au be made, says th
Country Ge.ntlemnan, by covering a bar
rel with5 whait used to be called furui
tre calico, but is now sold under th
name of comfortable print. The bar
rels that pulverized sugar comes in ar~
of good size for this purpose. Care
fully break off all nails that project
bothi on the inside and outside. Lint
the inside of the barrel with smooti
brown paper, or remnants of wall papel
can be used, using flour paste to fastes
the paper in. Measure four pieces o
print the depth of the barrel, allowmn
four inches extra for the frill at the top
Join the pieces and rrn a strong threat
around the lower edge to draw it on
foid over two inches at the top, an<
gather at the boittom. Draw this cove
ovr the barrrl. even the fullness an
seure- it in place with small tacks~
Place a two-inch band of silesia arouw
the top and hottom to hide the tacks
Cover the lid of the barrel, inside anu
ou. with the print. Make a knob i:
the centre of this lid by putting a scre,
throgh the hole in a medium-size<
sool and screwing it firmly in place
Cover the spool with silesia like th
bands on the hamper. This makes
neat and handy place to keep soile,
artices., and each week when they ar
removed the hamper should be given
faew h oursur to the sun and aii
M. de la Reynie, traveling one day
Incognito, met a man of enormous
obesity at the inn where they change
the horses on the road to Paris. lie
was a farmer, and he had with him
two letters of recommendation from
the Governor of his province-one to
the King's physician and the other to
a celebrated lawyer. When they ar
rived in Paris, La Reynie took the
man to his hotel, and assured him
that he was in a position to help him
in his quest. He at once led him to
a dungeon where there were a jug of I
water and a piece of bread suspended
by a string from the ceiling. Rage,
screams, and cries of the despairing 2
prisonpr were in vain. In the nat- I
ure of things, the man was presently
compelled to attempt to get the only C
food he had, aud after numerous t
jumps and as many tumbles, he sue- a
ceeded at length in gaining posses-!
sion of the bread. After two months I
of this diet and these gymnastics, z
La Reynie gave him his liberty. But g
his protege, beside himself with rage, p
threatened to lodge a complaint with o
the prefect of police. "Nothing could
be more simple," said La Reynie to t
him; "you are at this very moment I
before him. But let us think a mo- b
ment. You came to Paris to cure p
your obesity. You now stand before n
me as thin and slender as a young n
man. What have you, therefore, to
gain? Besides that, here are docu- d
ments to show that you have won e
the lawsuit you came about and a,
which you told me on the journey b
you were so anxious to win." Amazed I
and stupefied, and with his breath I
taken away, the poor man was only a,
able to stammer: "Oh! monseigneur:" w
THE PRICE OF WIVES. ej
Savages Can Buy Them for Almost Noth-- e
In the earliest times of purchase, d
a woman was bartered for useful t1
goods or for services rendered to her
father. In this latter way Jacob
purchased Racbael and her sister
Leah. This was a Beena marriage,
where a man, as in Genesis, leaves st
his father and his mother and cleaves
unto his wife, and they become one
flesh or kin-the woman's. The
price of a b.ide in British Columbia
and Vancouver Island varies from
;E20 to E40 worth of articles. in ,
Oregon an Indian gives for her 7
; - i
horses, blankets, or butfalo robes; in
California shell money er horse,; in
A poor Damara will sell a daughter 4
for a cow; a r:cher KafIr exoects from ?
3 to 30. With theanyaj, Itnoh.U
ing can l--given, her family claim
ir .ildren. In Uganda, where noj
marriage recently existed, she may:"
be obtained for half a dozen needles, '
or a coat, or a pair of shoes. An or
dinary price is a box of per::ussion 91
caps. In other parts, a goat or a 3
couple of buckskins will buy a girl. Pi
Passing to Asia, we find her price is I a'
sometimes 5 to 50 rubles, or at oth- fc
erE a cart load of wood or hay. A b1
princess may be purchased for 3,000 w
In Tartary' a woman can be ob- -
tained for a few pounds of butter,
or where a rich man gives 20 small m
oxen, a poor man may succeed with W
a pig. In I i., her equivalent is a bi
whaie's tooth or a musket. These, i t
and similar prices elsewhere, are elo-b
quent testimony to the little value a
savage sets on his wife. Her charms w
vanish with her girlhood. Sh2 is fl
usually married while a child, and ti
through her cruel slavery and bitter ei
life she often becomes old and re- p
pulsive at 25. a4
By the end of the present year we y
shall probably know, much more ex- *6
actly than at present, the area of ~
Unele Sam's territory, and be able to
ir dicate upon our maps the true Id'
bou)lndary 1ie hetween it and the rI
lomain of Queen Tietaria. The
roast and Geodetic Survey has started
1pon its third summer's work on the i.
Alaskan frontier, in to operation nu
with the Canadian Land Survey, and fi
it is confidently expected that the 84
work will be completed this year.
We speak or A'aska as our Arctic 8
provinee, and not altogether inap
propriately, since a large part, of It
lies within the Arctic Zone. YCt'
almost tropical conditions prevail in
the .couthern part of it. Mosqiuitoes '
and other insect pe~ts are inconceiv- a
ably numerous, and vegetation is e
jungle-like ini its rank profusion. I
Th surveyors have to struggle with a
nbstacles moure like those Mr. Stanley
found in the ituri wilbierness thnini
those whieb confront Arctic adven- C
. 31oist Name. B
Mrs. Fa mer-I wish you would do*
a littie hoeing to 1.ay for that meal.t
Silvery Turng-I would, mum, but ~
I'm no use on a fair day. You see,
L'm a MacIntosh, mum.--Judge.
Better than reposseaslfa.
First Club'man-I see Moneylove
has just ma ried a fortune: is his F
wire preposseming? Second Clubman ~
--A o, not prepo-ecssing; just yonsess
ing -New Y ork Tribune.
ivWhom Time Galliops WithaL
Teai.her-James what is the short- .
2st day in the year. James ifrom ex- I
2peience)-The nay your father prom-.
ises to give you a iickin' atore you go
to bed.-'uckC. t
A Natural Question.
a"I hear Harkins was struck by t
I lightning down on the Jersey coast i
last week." "Yes." "I1 wonder what c
they charged b mn for it?"-.Harper's
two isuneigroups, alu the doein o
each divisi.'n being connected by pas
sages or entrances. Vessels have aocesa
fto the docks through entrances that gen
erally consist of a double pair of gates,
which are open two hours before high
water, and are closed on the turn of
the tide. These double gates give the
shipping in the docks almost absolute
security, and the value of having two
sets of gates has been demonstrated on
more than one occasion by the serious
damage done to one set of gates by their
being run into. They also have the ad
vantage of locks for the "flats," which
Aerve the shipping with coal, and carry
goods for transshipment, etc.
In some cases the entrances are api
proached through a tidal basin whic4t
entry or exif~~~'ie ifgc e's fiWa
of recent build are sixty-five feet wide.:
There are, however, at both Livt-rpool
and Birkenhead entrances anel locks 100
feet in width, provided originally for
paddle-wheel steamers. The look lead
ing to the Canada duck is 489 feet. As
many as twenty-three large steamships,
having an aggregate burden of 34,200
tons, have been let in or out of the docks
through the Canada basin in a single
tide, during two and a quarter hours
before high water.
The Mersey Dock Board spares neither
pains nor expense in keeping the en
Gre estate in thorough order and in
making such improvements as the con
it ons of trade warrant. During the
year 1892 nearly 81,000,000 was voted
simpiy for alterations to some of the
new North End docks and waterways,
in order that they may be able to meet
th- reirements of the Western Ocean
tr.iej. When the improvements are
completed. the docks will accommodate
va-is 700 feet in length and eighty
-, i.i, and will also permit them
to -tr tor lave on auv tide.--New
FURNISHING A ROOM.
Tim b':st way to decorate an interior
is to limve everything that is put into
t'he blhrinient either manufactured or
selected by a real artist. There are so
manV second and third rate artists in
existence who are unable to do any
thing beyond copying the eccentrici
ties of the real artists that they quite
miss the delicacy of decoration, the
imagination and sentiment that form
the basis of all true art. Their work,
however costly, is simply an. abomina
tion, although the ignorant mind may
pronounce it "quite too lovely for
anytbing."-The Decorator and Fur
V% AsHINaG cREToNNYE.
Tise wl hbave iherited hand-woven
linen sheets utilize them as bed-spreads.
They are embroidered with flax threads
in sone conventional all-over design,
or worked with natural-looking flowers.
The ediges are finished with a heavy
lace )r fringe for brass bedsteads, and
in ether eases have no extra finish and
are tucked in at the sides. When a
fancy sprtad of this kind is used, a
bolster-cast to match it is liked. The
bolster itself is filled with either hair
or excelsior. and removed at night.
French sateen makes handsome spreads
that look miucih like silk. Both sateen
and ebintz are likely to be laundried
with better effect than cretonne, though
the latter is o fien used for them. When
the cretunne is rLot sent to the profes
sional cleaner, a sample of it should be
washed, first setting the colors with
salt and water or ox-gall and water.
Dry as quickly es possible in a dark
room, as the fading often takes place
in the drying. Only a pure white soap
should be used in the washing.--New
York Post. -
How TO cooK MEAT.
IMeat to be in perfection should be
kept several days, if the weather will
admit, advises the Detroit Free Press.
Beef and mutton should be kept at
least a week in cold weather, and poul
try three or four days. It should be
kept in a cool, airy place, and if there
is any danger of spoiling, a little salt
shoul be rubbed over it.
Boiling--The best way to b)oil meat
is to put it into warm water, boil
gently, ss it hardens by furious- b~oil
inz and add one tablespoonful of
viegar to make it tender. Tfake off all
te scum as it rises. Salt when half
doe Do not let it remain long in the
w ater after it is done.
Roasting-Have a large fire, so it
will extend six inches beyond the
roaster. Whien your rueat is thin and
tendler have a small brisk fire. but
whn von have a large roast. str' ng
lire., etnnally good~i in all parts. Alw
ab.nt lif t-eniII minuites to evry poundl
of imeat in warmi weather, but in win
ter twenty minils. When the meatl
is nearly' done stir up the lire iandI
brown it. The meat should be tasted
a good deal, especially the iLAt part of
the time. When the meat is nearly
done the steam from it will be udrawa
towards the nre.
Baking-Bakingi a cheap nnad 'en
y,'nient mode. of cooldng. The met
should be rathe fa' t-a poor pic wili
never give satisfaction. The lengti: -
time fou. baking depends much on n
statc of the oven, of which you should
be the judre
Broiling-Keep the gridirona
between thc bar-s an'd brighit on
Oil it with sweet oil and have it v
hot before putting on the meat. Chu~a:m
rubbed on will sometimes pren..
sticking. Watch diligently and re
move the meat as soon as dlone. N' v.
h~aten the broiling lest you spoil it.
Serve very hotL.
She-" '.i:: I i'sk what it WWi?
-~ -Wil you 1i r.;ise to kep ii
H-I W. Ii th.-y failed to sendi me
tiL'A a t't'un."-Vue.5
IIMIXE NSE DOCKS.
rHE LARGE ST HOME FOR VES
SELS IN THE WORLD.
)eserlption of the Famous Structure
at Liverpool-Facilities for
Shipping That Cover an
Area of 1611 Acres.
LMOST the first sight tha
greets the voyager enterini
the Port of Liverpool is thi
marvelous and extensivi
ocks that line the Mersey, and th<
%ost apathetic individual must at one,
a impressed with these wonderful an(
igantic harbors of stone which throv
pen their gates for the reception (:
be commerce of the world, and ad'ori
wcommodation for the mereaitilt
imrine of every country on the globe.
'rom north to south, for nearly sevei
iles, the river is faced with a wall o.
ranite laid in massive blocks, ap.
arently capable of resisting the actior
f both sea and atmosphere for s.
The entire dock estate comprises r
tal area of 1611 acres-1105 on
dverpool side and 506 on the Birkein
ead side. The quay line at the formier
lace, including basins, neasures
tiles, and at the lattter pAace nearlk t:i.
For many years the control of the
ocks remained in the hands of the
rporation, according to the origi:
t of Parliament, and were nanage:
7 a committee of the Town Council.
1 the year 1857 an act was passed by
hich a board of control, ntow known]
the Mersey Docks and Har bor Board,
as constituted. This Bard (in!
)rporated in 1858) consi-.ts of twaitr:.'
ght members, four of whom are (ov
-nment members, the others being
ected by the dock ratepaye-rs.
The number of vessels wbich paid
ck tonnage rates to the Board, it
eir tonnage, for the year endin-,
ly 1, 1892, was as follows:
of vevss). 'Trr..'.
dling-Foreign........... 903 7-:5.74
Coastwise.......... 2.251 159.777
eam-Foreign........ 8,761 6.195.632
Coastwise....... 7.601 1,742,437
Total 1891-2.............14,516 8,843.5P3
Total 1890-91. ........ .. 14,875 8,609.021
Besides the above, 597 foreign (hav
g a tonnage of 296,407 tons) and
.91 coastwise vessels (having a ton
ge of 828,695 tons) paid only harbor
tes. The grand total of all vessels
6ying rates to the Board was 22,304
annage, 9,968,697), being a decrease
471 in the number of vessels.and an
crease of 196,191 tons in the tonnage
rer the previous year.
The docks th-emselves extend in a
tinuous line along the Mersey for
arly seven miles, broken only near
e centre by the approach road to the
eat landing'stage, so well known to
arly all travelers arriving at or de
xting from Liverpool by steamer,
d which furnishes accommodation
r water-borne traffic which has not
en equaled in any other part of the
rld, and which forms such a promi
nt feature in front of the sea wall
at incloses the docks.
ising and falling with the tide, this
ammoth landing stage is connected
Eth the land by seven hinged girder
-idges, which may vary in inclina
an with the height of the stage, and
ra floating bridge 550 feet long and
irty-five feet broad, by means of
sich an easy incline for carriage traf
, is maintained at all times of the
fe. This stage, 2063 feet long and
ghty feet wide, supported by 138 iron
toons, provides a platform four
res in extent, which is used by more
an twenty millions of persons each
ar. The south end of it is devoted
:lusively to the passenger ferries,
ile the north end is given up to for
gn and coastwise traffic. The mid
e section is reserved for boats con
ying freight and goods, and is so ar
tged that carts and other vehicles
y be driven on board.
The original and experimental land
g stage was built in 1847 at a cost of
arly $300,000. It was then but 500
et long and eighty feet in width. A
cond stage, 1002 feet long was con
ruted ten years later at a cost of
597,000. In 1868 arrangements were
Lade to unite these two stages and in.
ease its total length to 2063 feet.
he work was almost completed and
ady to be opened, when, through th.
mut of a gasfitter, July 28, 1874, a
re broke out and destroyed the entire
ructure. The loss fell upon the Liv
rpool Ga? Company. The present
'ructure was completed April 8, 1878,
Sa cost of $2,350,000.
The two landing stages for the o'
ommodation of vessels and] passr
n the Birkenhead side of the river are
f smaller dimensions than the one just
escribed. The northern, or Wallasey,
tage accommodates the larger elaas o.
teamers, and is 350 feet long and sev
nty feet wide, and is connected witt
Le shore by two bridges and plationm
n iron piers. It cost 8-305.750. The
oodside stage, to which the ferry
>oats run, is 800 feet in length by
ighty feet in width, and cost $77:3,
The dock system on the Liverpoo
ide comprises fifty docks and twenty
wo branch docks, etc., having a tota
ater area of over 362 acres, and qua'
pace o over twenty-four miles. Thec a
re seven basins, covering more 1a
ighteen acres, with quay space of on<
nl one-sixth miles. Two tloats on th<
lirkenhead side have a combined nte
ra of 112 acres, but even with snel
,n immense area they are much snmalle
han either the Albert or Victoria docL
t London, which are seventy-four urt
ighty-four acres respectively, a hil
Le C~avendish Dock at Barrow, which
s the largest in the world, has an are:
if 102 acres.
The Liverpool landing stage divide:
e docs ou tat aid of the river int..