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AGE'S SERMON. Till: PAIUSHHS AM) 'I'll i: KIt 11 Kill l'HIISST '/.MltOA.STICIt. Of All flic lrtolliK'r* Tlicy Arc (III' IIci'UchI mill rii'iiii(Mt-TlH'ir li«? voKIiik I)|N|I«HI|I of tli? Tliry *\V»rNhi|i l*l* -!it. Brooklyn, N. Y„ Special.— Ilev. I)r. Talmage, continuing his scries of "Round-llie-World Sermons," through tlie press, eliose to-day for his subject, "The Fire Worshipers." the text select ed being: Matthew, ii., 1: "There eame wise men from llie Ksist to Jerusalem." Thesi! wise men were (lie Parsees". or the so-called tin? wtyshipers. and I found their descendants in India last. October. Their heathenism is more tolerable than tiny of the other false religions, and has more alleviations, and while in this "Itound-the-World" serhts I have already slmwn von the worst forms of heathenism, to-day 1 show you the least oflensive. The prophet of the I'arsees was Zo roaster of I'erisa. Ho was put t, and philosopher, and retoiinor, as well us religionist. His disciples thrived at lirsl in Persia, but under Mohamme dan persecution thev retrintoil to In dia, where met them, and in addi tion to what 1 saw of them at their headquarters in r.omba.v. India. 1 had two weeks of association with one of the most learned and genial ot their people on ship-hoard from Hombay to Brindisi. The I'.ible of the I'arsees. or lire worhlpers as they are inai eiirately cilllod. is the Zend-Avesta, a collodion of the strangest books that ever en me into my hards. There were originally twentv-one volumes, lint Alexundi-r the Greai:. in a drunken lit set lire to a palace which contained some of them, and they went, into ashes and torget fulness. Hut there are more of their sacred volumes left than most people Would have patience to read. '1 here nre many things in the religion ot the I'arsees that sncni st Christianity. and some of its doctrines are accord with our own religon. Zoroaster, who lived about l.-IOtt jears before Christ, was a good man. suflored persecution for his faith, and was assassinated while worshiping 4 mi altar, lie an nounced the theory, "lie is best who Is pure of heart!" and that there are two good spirits ir. the world. r mir/.d the good spirit, and Ahriniati, the had spirit, and that all who do right are tinder the intluence ol r imi'/.il. and all who do wrong. are un der Aliriinan that the l'arsoe most be born on the ground tloor of the house, and must lie buried from the ground tloor: that the dying man must have prayers said over him and a sa cred juice given him to drink: that the pood at. their decease go into eternal light. and the bad into eternal dark ness: that having passed out ol" his life the sour lingers near the corpse three days in a Paradisaic state, en joying more than all the nations of earth put together could enjoy, or in Pandemoniac slate, stillerins more than all the nations put together could possibly suffer, but at the end of three days departing for its Una I destiny: and that there will be a resurrection of the body. They are more careful than any oth er people about their ablutions, and they wash, and wash and wash. Tliev pay great attention to physical health, and it is a rare tiling to see a sick Parsee. They do not smoke tobacco, for they consider that a misuse of tire. At the close of mortal life the soul appears at. the Bridge Chinvat, where an angel presides, and questions (he soul about the thoughts, and words, and deeds of its earthly state. Noth ing. however. Is more Intense in the Parsee faith than the theory that the dead body is impure. A devil is sup posed to take possession of the dead body. All who touch it are unclean, and hence the strange style of obse quies. But here 1 must give three or four questions and answers from one of the Parsee catechisms: Question. Who is the most fortu nate man in the world? Answer, lie who is the most inno cent. Q. Who is the most innocent man in the world? A. He who walks in the path of God and shuns that of the devil. Q. Which is the path of God, and which that of the devil. A. Virtue is the path of God, and vice that of the devil. Q. What constitutes virtue, and what vice? A. Good thoughts, good words, and good deeds constitute virtue, and evil thouglits, evil words, and evil deeds constitute vice. Q. What constitute good thoughts, good words and good deeds, and evil thoughts, evil words and evil dwds? A. Honesty, charity, and truthful ness constitute the former: and dis honesty, want of charity ami false hood constitute the latter. And now the better to show you these Parsees, I tell you of two things I saw within a short time in Bombay, India. It was an afternoon of con trast. We started for Malabar Ilill. on which the wealthy classes have their embowered homes, and the I'arsees their strange-temple of tlie dead. As we rode along the water's edge the sun was descending the sky, and a dis ciple of Zoroaster, a Parsee, was In lowly posture and with reverential gaze looking into the sky. He would have been said to have been worshipr Tng the sun, as all I'arsees are said 4 fo worship the lire. But the intelii gent Parsee docs not worship the fire. /He looks upon the sun as the em blem of the warmth and light of the Creator. Looking at a blaze of light, whether on hearth, on mountain height, or In the sky, he can more .• easily bring to mind the glory of God at least, so the Parsees tell me. In deed, they are the pleasantest heath en I iav# met. They treat their wives as equaK, while the Hindoos and Bud dhists treat them as cattle although 'the.cattle and sheep and swine are abetter off than most of the women of India. This Parsee on tlie roadside on oui •iWay to Malabar Hill was the only one of tlint religon I had ever seen en gaged in worship. Who knows but that beyond the light of the svi on which he gazes he may catch a gliifpse of the Cod who is Light, and "in whom there is no darkness at all'." We passed on up through gater into the garden that surrounds the plj.ee where the Parsees dis.-tse tt» thjlr dead. This garden was given by .lanishidji Jijibhai. and is beautiful with flowers of an hue. and foliage or all styles of vein. Uud notch and stat ure. Tin-re Is on all sides great, opu lence of fern and cypress. The gar den is Kill feet above the level of the sea not far from the entrance is a building where tIn- mourners of the funeral procession go in to pray A light is here kept burning year in and year out. We a.scend the garden by some eight stone steps. The body of a deceased aged woman was being carried in toward the chief "Tower of Silence." There are live of these tow ers. Several of tlietn have not been used for a long while. Kour persons, whose business it is to do this, carry in the corpse. They are followed by two men with long beards. The Tower ol Silence to which .they come, cost !?1."0.000. and is 2." feet high and 'JTi! feet a round, anil without a loof. The four carriers of the dead and 'he two bearded men come to the door of the lower, enter and leave tlie dead There are three rows of places for the dead: the outer lor the men: the mid dle row for the women: the inside row lor the childre. The lifeless bodies are left exposed as far down a.s the waist. As soon as the employes retire from the Towel' of Silence, the vultures, now one, now two, now many, swoop upon the litchss form. These vuliures till tlie air with their discordant We saw the'ii in long rows on the top of ihe whitewashed wall of the Tower of Silence. In a few minutes they have taken the last particle or tlesii from the bones. There hail evidently been other opportunities for tliein that day. aid s.inie flew these As 1 stood at. the close of 1 strange towers re moved as a nuisance. but they re main, and will no doubt for ages re main. 1 talked with a learned Parsee .'ibout these mortuary customs. He sa-id: "I suppose you eonsiner them very pecu liar, but the tact, is, we Parsees re\jr ence the elements of na'ttire. and can not consent to ddile them. We rever ent the tire, and therefore, will not ask it to burn our dead- We rever ence the water.and do not ask It to sub merge our dead. We reverence the earth, anil will not ask it to bury our dead. And so we let the vultures take them aw a.\ II I'ontir ^ed me in the Iheory that, the Parsees act on the principle that tin* dead are unclean. No one must touch such" a lmdv The carriers of this "Tomb oT Silence must not put their hands on the form of the departed. Thev wear gloves lest somehow they should be contamin ated. When (he Iwuies are to be re moved from the sides of the tower and put in the well at the center thev are touched carefully bv tongs. TheJi these people besides have very decided theories about the ilemoeraev of the tomb. No such thing a.s caste among the dead. Philosopher and boor the affluent and the destitute must go through the same "Tower of Silence" lie down side by side with other oc cupants. have their bodies dropped Into the same abyss and be carried out through the same canal and tloat away on the same sea. No splendor or Necropolis. No sculpturing of mausoleum. No pomp of op obelisk. Zoroaster's teaching result ed ill these "Towers of Silence" n,. wrote. "Naked you came" into the world, and naked you must go out in this little garden on Malabar Ililf an,l heard the Map of the vultures' wiics coming from their repast, the fnmral custom ot the Parsee seemed horrible beyond compare, and yet the dissolii f'on of the human body by any mode is awful, and the beaks of these fowl are probably no more repulsive than the worms of the liody devouring the sacred human form in cemeter'es. Nothing but the resurrection dav cr.ii undo the awful work of death, whether it now be put out of sight by cutting spade or Hying wing. Starting homeward we were soon in the heart of the city, and saw a building all aflasli with lights Mini resounding with merry voices. It was a Parsee wedding, in a building erected especially for the marriage ceremony. We came to the door and proposed to go in, but at first were not permitted. They saw that we were not Parsees, and tliat we were not even natives. So very politely they halted us at the doorsteps. This temple of nuptials was chiefly occupied by women, their ears, and necks, and hands ndame with jewels, or imitations of jewels. By pantomime and gesture, as we had no use of their vocabulary, we told them we were strangers uiul were curious to see by what process Parsees were married. Gradually we worked our way inside the door. The building and the surroundings were illuminated by hundreds of candles in glasses and lan terns, in unique and grotesque hold ings. Conversation ran high, and laugh ter bubbled over, and all was gay Then there was a sound of an advanc ing band of music, but the instru ments for the most part were strange to our ears and eyes. Louder and louder were the outside voices, and the wind and stringed instruments, until the procession baited at the door of the temple and the bridegroom mounted the steps. Then the music ceased, and all tlie voices were still. The mother of the bridegroom, with a platter loaded with aromatics and articles of food, confronted her son and began to address him. Then she took from the platter a bottle of per fume and sprinkled his face with the redolence. All the while speaking in a droning tone, she took from the plat ter a handful of rice, throwing some of It. on his head, spilling some of it on his shoulder, pouring some of it on Ills hands. She took from the platter a eoeoanul and waved it about his head. She lifted a garland of (lowers •.mil ihrew it over his neck, and a bou quel, of (lowers, and put it in his hand. Ilcr part of tin- ceremony concluded, the band resumed its music, and throug/i another door the bridegroom was coOihieted into the center of the building. The bride was in the room, but. lliere wtis nothing to designate her. "Where is the bride?" 1 said, "where is the bride?" After a while she was made evident. The bride and I groom were seated on chairs opposite each oilier. A white curtain was drop peil between them so that tliey could I not see each otli 'l'. Then the attend ants put 'heir arms under this cur tain, took a long rope of linen and wound it around the neck of the bride and groom. In token that, they were to be bound together for life. Then sum: silk strings were wound around the I couple, now around this one. now around that. Then the groom threw a ha id till of rice across the curtain on the head of the bride, and the bride responded by throwing a handful of rice across the curtain on the head of the groom. Thereupon the urt.iin the bride's chair was put beside that, of tilt1 a priest of tin? Parse" and fac.il the couple, was placed a plattet of rice lie begun to address the young man and woman. We could not hear a word, but we understood ju-: ,i^ well as if we had heard, liver and anei: lie punctuated his ceremony with a I handful of rice, which lie picked up from the platter and llung new- to ward the groom and now toward the bride. The ceremony went on inter minably. We wanted to hear the con elusion, but were told that the cere meuy would go on lor a long while. iiideei1, that it would not conclude tint l. o'clock in the morning, and this was only between 7 and in the e\en lug. There wollld be il IVCos aft el awhile in the ceremony, but it woulo lie taken tip again tn eat nest at l'J."D dropped and removed and groom. Then religion arose lie fore the prie voices away as though surfeited. 'I hey sometimes carry awav with them parts of the body, and it no unusual thing tor the gentlemen in their countrv seats to have dropped into their iloor.vards a bone trom the Tower of Silence. In the center of this tower is a well, into which the bones are thrown af ter they are bleachi d. The hoi sim and the rainy season and charcoal do their work of disinti gration and dis infection. anil then there are sluices that carry into the sea what remains fit" the dead. The wealthy people of Malabar lliil have made strenuous ef toris to have We enjoyed what we had seen, but I'll incapacitated for six more hours ot wedding ceremony. Silently wishing the couple a happy liTe in each other's I companionship, we pivsed our w.iy through the throng of congratulatory I'arsees All of I hem seemed bnuht and appreciative ot the occasion. 1 lie streets outside joyously sympathized with the transactions in.-.ide. We rode on toward the hotel wish ing that marriage in India might be as much honored as in the ceremony we had that evening witnessed at the Parsee wedding. The Hindoo •.vomeii are not so married. They are imply cursed into the conjugal relation. Many of the girls are married at 7 and 10 years of age. and some of them are grandmothers tit "»0. 1 iiey can never go forth into the sunlight with their faces uncovered. They must stay at home. All styles of maltreat ment are theirs. If they become t.'hris tians they become outcasts. A mis sionary told me in India of a Hindoo woman who became a Christian. She lunl nine children. Her husband was over 70 years of age. And yet at her Christian baptism he told her to go, and she wei.l out. homeless. As Thus I have set before you the best of all tlie religions of the heathen world, and I have done so In ordei that you might come to the higher ap preciation of tlie glorious religion which lias put its benediction over us and over Christendom. Compare the absurdities and mum- 1 merles of heathen marriage tli the plain, "I will," of Christian marriage, the hands joined in pledge till death do you part." Compare the doctrine that the dead may not be touched with as sacred, and tender and loving a kiss a.s is ever given, the last kiss of lips that never again will speak to us. Compare the narrow Bridge Chin vat over which the departing Parsee soul must tremblingly cross, to the wide-open gate of heaven through which the departing Christiau soul may triumphantly enter. Compare tlie twenly-one books of the Zend-Avesta of the Parsee which even the scholars of'the earth despair of understanding, with the Bible, so much of it as is necessary for our salvation in lan guage so plain that "a wayfaring man, though a fool need not err therein." Compare the "Tower of Silence," with its vultures at Bombay, with tlie "Greenwood of Brooklyn," with its sculptured angels of resurrrection. And bow yourselves in thanksgiving and prayer as you realize that if at the battles of Marathon and Salamis, Persia triumphed over Greece, instead of Greece triumphing over Persia, Par seelsm, which was tlie national re ligion of Persia might have covered the earth and you and I, instead of sit ting in the noonday light of our glor ious Christianity might have been groping in the depressing shadows of Parseelsm, a religion as inferior to that which is our inspiration in life, and our hope in death, as Zoroaster of Persia was inferior to our radiant and superhuman Christ, to whom be honor and glory and dominion and vic tory and song, world without end. Amen. TRAPPING A LAW\ Kit. Four or live of vis were in a private parlor in the Palace in San l'ranci-co, and the most silent fellow of the party was Maj. Hilton, who had rarely open ed his mouth unless to moisten it with Some lieverage. "Major," said Bob White, as lie ex tended a box of cigars, "have a weed, and then tell us how you happened to leave Nugget. City." The major selected a cigar, lighted it. took a fresh drink and then gravely told the following remarkable story: "Nugget City had sprung up immedi ately after the construction of the I len ver and Itio Crotide railroad. It had become a place of note even before a plow, drawn l(y a yoke of steers, had done marking out the principal streets, and the tirst otlice building, made out of uii|ilanel pine wood, bore over Hie narrow entrance the following intorma tion: 'George W. Hilton, attorney at law.' "The blacksmith shop, the nucleus around which the country town usually springs, had not been built when I wrote that sign with blacking and a paint brush. A stranger, in commenting in a goed iiatured way on the seeming haste hi aliidin" set of folks, we'll want 11 long as woman is down India will be down. No nation was ever elevated except through the elevation of woman. Par see marriage is an improvement on Hindoo marriage: but ("Hiristian is an improve on I'orsee marriage. A fellow traveler in India told me he had been writing to his home in ling land trying to get a law passed that no white woman could lie legally mar ried in India until she had been there six months. Admirable law wi^ukl that be! If a white woman saw what married lite with a Hindoo is she would never undertake it. Off with the thick ugly veil from woman's face! Off with the crushing burdens from her shoulder! Nothing but the Gospel of .lesus Christ will ever make life in India what it ought to be. lint what an afternoon of contrast in Hombay we experienced! I'roni the Temple of Silence to the Temple of Hilarity! Krorn the vultures to the doves! From mourning to laughter! I'roni gathering shadows to gleaming lights! From obsequies to weddings! lint how much of all our lives is made, up of such opposites. I have carried in the same pocket, and read from tliein in the same hour, the liturgy of the dead anil the ceremony of espou sals. And so the tear meets the smile, and the dove meets the vulture. hi setting up a lawyer's otlice, said: '1 always thought the lawyer was a sort of unavoidable evil of the old settlements and never before had cause to suppose that he was a iieits sity to au embryo community.' 'That's all well enough.' a lank fel low leaning against a tree answered, 'but mebby you don't know these lcTo fellows like we do. We lit low mighty Well there's going to he il g. (i ileal ot cuttin' and shoolin' before many houses are up. and as we air a lf.w- the law yer to get. us out of scrapes." Well, one house wen: up after an other. or, if you will, one house went up before another, until Nugget City had the appearance of quite a settle ment. I'lie blaiksmith got down to his work, the justice of the peace stacked up hi worthless books and 1 pleadeil the cause of the miscreant. 1 grew with my s:.noitnibngs, aualtiimor tso p-daali my surroundings, and soon held a mortgage on a pretty fair crop of po tatoes, glow by the man who had dug the town well, and who had. at an idle and dull 11J11: slabbed the fellow who had stood on top and received the buck ets of earth. "A court house was built, and other lawyers came and reared their edltices, and the scent of much invcssary liti gation was sniffed in tlie a:r, but no at torney. however aspiring he might be, tiled to place himself on a litigious par with your humble servant—1 ranked as the William M. livarts or Joseph Choate ol Nugget City "One day. while the town was tit fully doy.oig under the glare of a neT ciiessly hot sun. a great commotion arose in the street. 1 sprang up trom my pine table and hastened to the door. Here 1 was confronted bv a par ly of noisy men. Same were declaiming in loud tones, seme were muttering, and all were swearing. 'We want to come in.' said the li:. der of the gang, addressing liiniselt to ine. 'All right, gentlemen,' I repli.il, flopping back and bowing 'you aie all welcome—that is. as many as can get in.' 'The men eagerly pushed their way ihrough a he door and the room was sooa tilled. Now, what can I do for you'.-' 1 asked, when with diihculty I had found room enough in which to turn about and address tit crowd.But be lote you proceed to explain, let nie ted you most emphatically that. I cannot oiisent to become a candidate for ot lice." "Here 1 stopped and anxiously scan ned the faces about me. and luck Mon day hastily declared that no one was thinking about asking n»e to run lor otlice. have come on a more serious business.' Mtindav continued. 'A el lei comes to town this morniu' an' claims Unit, he has a deed to this here land, au' that we'll liev to be driv oil" after we hev built up our homes, an' we d' n't intend to do u. that's till We don't in tend to sheil anybody's blood, but we don't want to give up our rights with out some sort of a light: so we thought that is you air interested along with the rest of us. an' kiiowin' that you air the best lawyer anywhar about, we come to you nil* usk you [mi the thing in Uie court l'or us, an' see that it goes through all right.' 'Gentlemen,' responded, making about me would admit. 'I thaiik you lot as much of a bow as the limited space the confidence you repose in inc. and 1 assure you Unit it shall not be mis placed. 'I thought that our titles to this land were perfect, and I believe now tliat Uiey are. At least wo shall siV. Itest assured that I shall do very thing in my power to protect your homes. By the way, who is tlie party that sets up the claim?' 'He is a dudish feller from Law-son, Missouri,' Mnnday answered. '"All right: lei him or his nttornev confer with me. I will show him wlia't It is to attempt such wholesale rob bery.' That night a great indignation meet ing was held. It was known that 1 had undertaken the tight of protecting the rights of Uie people, and a sort of song, not unlike a campaign hymn, was sung in praise of the champion. "The next day while I was sitting in my otlice. l'eeling thankful that 1 was soon to become the leading man of that part of the country, a portly, well dressed individual entered the' apart ment 'Is this Major Hilton?' the visitor asked. 'You have hit it the very first shot,' I answered. 'Sit down.' "The visitor sat down and taking out a packet of papers, looked over the documents for a few moments, aud then said: 'I was not In this part of the country when your town was laid out, or I should have given warping that this land was not in the market. I have a deed here which I dou't imag ine can be disputed.' 'Oh!' I exclaimed. 'You are the man that has. brought about all this trouble, eh?'.. 'I hope tliat I have not brought about nnv trouble, but I am assuredly the man that will bring about a deris ion of justice. I ave often ho:u| of yon. You eame here from Marion County. Kentucky. I believe'.-' 'Yes. sir.' I assented. 'I thought so.' my visitor com in lied. I say lliat I have olteii heard of you. and I must conless that from I what. I heard I was hardly prepared to li in 1 you so reckless with regard to the rights of others. I was lold that you were a man of tine judgment, and that you stood a chance of one day occupying a place on the supreme bellcll ol the slate I tn I see I have been wrongly informed, for. insti ad ol tunling you a man of judgment. I discover that you have taken a case that, you cannot hope to win a case in which justice will oppose you. What is your house There was no danger of niv mention ing it. I went out alter the wealthy man had gone, and strode along tiie street After all. why should 1 stand by I he people of the town? What had they done tor me: I ml I not have to buy land, the same as ihe rest of them': l'.v dejending the town's peo 1 ile. 1 could at best save only my home: but bv gaining the ase for Silver John I could sell my liouie lor a good g lire, or retain it. just as I liked, and, besides, secure a largos um in cash I was a lawyer, and was working clients. And I had f.-t nd ore. "Mlver John was in time that night and all the arrangements for the snii were made. 'Now.' said the elnrt. rising shall have to go. but I will see you again soon. I biod ingpi.' "\oit can imagine I did not sleep that night for dreaming ot monry and high places. I could tell the people that my regard for justice ha.I driven me to the extremity of onposing them, and I 11-It thai het, th- had thong,,I over the situation tl.ey might no hold me in a loving grasp, but they would not choke me in roetige. 1 had .lie to bed. but was still mi sing, when I heard a gi-eit tumuli ir the stree\ "1 wonder what that means'-' I said, getting up. hastily putting on nv clothes, and going to the t'oor. i.o-ik ing out. I saw ad ark. moving mass. 'Come out of tliar." a voice shout ed. "That you, boys':' 'Yes. Come out here.' 'What: you want':' I asked, in tones that trembled, lor a half-suspect ed fear had seized e. 'Want you.' "The mass came nearer and by the light shining through the door-way I recognized some of my neighbors. 'Hello, beys, what tan 1 do for you "We don't want you to do notliin' fur us. We want to do soniethin' for yon. We ain't got time to explain much. You have sold yourself to the enemy, and we air going to hang you.' I 'Great, heavens, boys 'Grab him! Hush your hollerin', or we'll gag you.' "They took me down by the spring, where an oak leaned over the stream. 1 and lot worthV I 'Oh.' I began slowly scratching my 1 head, "I should think that if we get another iilw:iy at atotlit- one is talked of in- property In re ought to be worth $l.."ini. 'Cost von .Y-!."n. I suppose 'Well. yes.' '.Sow. I'll tell you what I'll do. I could get any lawyer in Coloiado but the fact is 1 want you want a man who is identified with the place so. il you will take up my ease, I w'ill agree to give you SI..Km lor your property, and in addition a handsome sum when tl.e eas is won. Whit do you say':' 'What is your name'.'' I managed to ask. 'John Ileiislow*.' my visitor answer I'll. 'Jsollle people call [lie Mlvef John but that's no mailer. What do you say to my oiler'.'' oine back to-night.'.....• I "Very w-lt.' said Mlver John, 'but in 'in- meantime please do not men tion the fact that I have called on you.' String him up here!' Hold on! commanded a big man. with a slouch hat diawn over his face. 'I am tin olhcer of the law and want this feller—want to take him back to Kentucky. Let me have hint. I sav.' "The men fell back, ar the lug man. taking hold of the rope thai had been tied about i:y neck, led ine away We crossed tho clearing. passed through the skirt of wcoils, and then walked on, neither of us speaking. 'W hat are you goit to tike me to Kentucky for':' 1 asked, breaking tl long sili nce. 'llusli!' "On we went, and the dnrkress deep ed. more and more, as if black cur tains I.ail been drawf to shield from sight the birth of a row day. Sit down here,' said the big man. pushing me toward log. Then 1 sat down, and the big man stood with his back to me. An owl scrambled into his hole, a bird twittered it was dav light. "The big man turned toward me, as he said: 'You don't, know me?' 'No. I don't believe I do.' "Dan Moore!' "That made me start 'If you are Dan Mcore, why did you wish to stive iry life? 1 cnce drove you out of a Colorado town.' "'Yes. and I have driven ou out o* Nugget City. 1 am also Silver John, ttnwhiskered. I have never had any title to that land, ar.d I merely start ed the report to st'.- up public feeling. 1 knew that I could get you to take up Ihe case, and 1 also knew that those follows would liai'g you. but 1 felt sorry for you at the last moment. 'I saw that you had become the leading lawyer of tl,. community, and I am somewhat of lawyer myself. I thought that I would like to take your place. But I couldu't rui you out as you had run me, so I had to resort to a little trickery.' 'Trickery is permissible in law, I believe. Now, yo may go but if you come back to Nuggi-t City, or even set tle In the neighborhood, I will make those fellows hang you. I have al ready made a settlement with the man who claimed their land,' I'e add ed, wiUi a buckle, 'I hope you will have a pleasant journey. The weather is pleasanter than it was when I left a town at the muzzle of your pistol, listening to the howling of a hundred niflions Yon quite undcrst.-) Int. I hope, ihii if will lie sulci- for you to give this pla.-e :i wide berth in the future I..-i't h-i me .!• 'am yon. I .nod-by." The major had linished his .story. We thanked him voletnniv and re:i!| Cll life glass. P.llt Wo !le\ or beheveij il o''i| in* s.iid at ii th.it. AN I".I.IH)KA ill) Of 1,111.1).. Netir I tir summit of the l.ntly rn-.--* il lii'rr Two oiimlt'* i.oel* llauilH '.|i« reu-oiri* l.les. Among ihe tip top of the Cascades, where Whaicoui and Okanogan o.::i tics join hands amid nigged peaks ami glaiaeinl rocks, mar what is k:i :\v:» •n» ln» y-.t as Slat" creek, two young men Anacortes have ilisco'ereii one richest g'.ld in.nes the Ma the Spokane I'hromcie. Their naves are li.nroii and Oenish. their mr .1-: and lineage vet unknown, l-u- thev :ve in do the mountain w.hh rness -l-.--ir home since milling then- tortunc Ue Wandering up the beauiiiul acj picturesque Met how valley, near V- valtree and-the Great Northern r.-iil way. about six months ago. tln-se i-.,:in» men and a companion, keen ng clos.- i' foot hills, w- and then peeling a deep 1 llggei gilicil dropped from the summit ot mountains, tapped many pro|e le !ges of rock in sear ai for gold sil\ej-. \i lea, he\ had reach1' point high up the valley, almost at Ine .summit ol a snow capped peak iheir search ended in tlie discovery of a el liable l.ldorado. They ion 1 ledge ot gold rock which, for richness :md quantttv has t.-w equals At lo ist ibis is tlie tale told by persons -. ha seen it ami have nuiie to ,i to siieiid the winter. 'i-.it !n» 11 ii .1 Hi When the tind was neo'.. no was lo^t III getting to uor.': o.-l ii ledge was stnpp'-d thirty l.v.i v'. a cross cut was maoe. The throughout was found to be re'Si!y preguated with goid. Portions ot ledge was toillld be do: onipos-.1'! the boys put. in an old-fashtoued or which lie kept going all SMlll ie-r. notwithstanding they nail to ir: .' water in buckets trom a spru.g far down the mountain soie. an t- :ef P.llt they were bount.it ul'v pt:: 1 heir trouble. In this way alone last heard trom foev had washed o'.tt over £r_.tHnt in gold ami had sr.i. made an impression on tie- b-d of golden ash.-s. Mil.- tal'1 see'Ds almost it.ere.!: .,iC, but. Mehael sSiitinau. who has a! two or three v.Ttrs 1:1 the lower XI. th ou ami on .^qiiaw creek says he it -ltd it is considered among mining men to be tile t'llest property eve." .Its covered anvuiiei'e in the country 1 Already .-.now ha »o-. .nvd the and peaks around the Knreka. for the claim is called, to the depth ot era! feet and ingress .mil egress be accomplished only on snow si. P.llt dow 11 at tile head of ihe Me'! valley, h'Te the high wails of :i.c mountain shut out the bleakm-.--. of tntir and the air is nil of warmth and moisture, a little town has ..en nielloed to grow, a do/.en people have built log cabins there and are domicil ed (or tin- winter. When again the summer solstice comes round ami snow and ice turn to laughirg brooks and rushing rivers and the blue sides "f the mountains are bare again, this little ilinge, of miners, yet without home, will disband and go out to limi their tortunes iu companions to great Kureka. '.S it .n l.orat it iinkt'ii hv ri- it A year ago the Uussian monitor Kas-* alka Uouudered in the Gulf of I'm' ind.: and until recently the exact hiitiuon of* the wreck litis been unknown. I'lie• position of the unlucky vessel was ue-? ternuiied bv the use of an instrument devised by Capt. McKvoy, and call ed a "submarine detector." "The ap paratus is based on the principle of Prof. Hughes' induction balance, ami1 it consists of an ol.-ctrical arransemeni carried oil Hoard the searching vessel, and a sinker, which is trailed along* the bottom. The sinker is connected with the esse! by a light electrical cable ot any requited length. They .. paiatus is so adjusted that when the sinker approaches amass of metal tin electrical balance is upset, and sounds become audible in the telephone, while thev are reduced in intensitv is Hie sinker recedes from the iiieiTdiic ob ject. The .-.oareli was continued for several weeks, and the exact position ot the floundered vessel was at length placed beyond all question as every lime tlie seat-chit.g steamer passei! over a given spot, the electric indica tor sounded loudly, thus affording evi dence that a large mass of metal was submerged bvlow." l.ondou Blectr ctil Review. portivo rrm'lty There are said to be over IOO..1.0 men and boys in this country who are armed with guns. They mutilate and lialf-kill birds, they maim rabbits, deer, and other animals, subjecting them to exquisite pain before they die they chase deer into the water ami murder them in their 1 elplessness they ride after frightened foxes ami drive them to a death of agonizing ex haustion thev hook up tisli by the sen sitive mucous membrane of the mouth and tear them from their wounds. aW for sport. There are. perhaps, half a do~.cn places in this country where vi visectiou is don..- 011 anaesthetize*! guinea pigs, rabbits, and occasionally dogs. Why doesn't the sensitive anti vivisectionist attack the sportsman?. Is it because he is afraid, or because he is a sportsman himself':—New York Medical Journal. i**' Value of Bull Iiwiriiiys An experiment with ball bearing was recently made in Canada. A. street car, fitted with ball bearings, was drawn a distance of several hun dred feet by men pulling on three! strands of ordinary sewing thread, A carriage manufacturer put another style of ball bearings on the axles of a coach ordinarily pulled by four horses, A traiued dog was hitched to the pole,5 and he drew the coach around the yard with little effort effort. The com-, bination of pneumatic tires and ball bearings would evidently relieve much of the strain now put on horses draw ing heavy vehicles, and here is a tip for an enterprising carriage builder.