Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, May 06, 1904, Image 5

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    Second Cousin 5arah
H ,,, ir nir. author or
(U Anne jvniiB. annate." "uttib katb ulnar."
CIIAPTI5II XXIV.-l(!.,tl,..t i
great conspiracy win at mi t n,
ml Harnh Knsthell hail ballled Hi con
Bptrntor. All that hnd bean planned by
Onptnlu 1'vterann, nucl Hint Harnh'a sl
euro from Hedge Mill had render.! 1,11
gntory, nil t It hew acliptiilriir to which
Hint absence had ulvrrt rise, nml which
was set In notion will, Harah'a irlurii,
nail collapsed nt th eleventh hour. Hnrnh
wna neither ili-ml nor a raillri, nml Tom
waa aa far ri-niorrj from prosperity aa
lip hail ever been.
"1 I never meant " he began, thru
h luirat forth with "Oh, I nm ao glnd
l int ynu'va to,,,,. l,n-k. Hall ao uln.l
that you ain't dentil"
"Were you wnlllhg for Hip news of my
death, then?" naked Nnrnh with Indlgnn
Hon, "There la your wnrhl, Tom," aim
aalil, pointing to the iloor, "beyond tills
"'"'. "till nliy lovo of mine, from this
ilay. Vou could not Iruat me you net n
aiinin for me, nml cnllcd In rogues nnd
vlllnllia to assist you begrudged mo my
roirrty nml my Ufa. Now go."
Lucy Jennings' hnnl vole rut aliort lila
defense, nml lie barked from tlm noiiinn
to Hi" grounds beyond ihv houia with
every word aha hurled at Mm.
"Tom Kaathell, aouin hotira ago, In I,on
don, I fara Information to tha police
where th Peterson gang nere likely In
b found where you were, nml In what
vvay you were connected with them. You
hara not any tlma to loaf,"
II loat no lima nrcnrdlngly. Ho roll
Mini awny, n thlrf to tho laat for ha
ili'liartnl nllh lleuhen Culwlrk'a best hat
rammed ocr hla evebrowa. Harali ttiriiiil
again to Ileal, ru, hr watchful priit'.-tor,
who woiiiii keep lirr Tor ever In lila sight
now, nml aa tha door closed aha linked her
linuus 11 ion hla arm.
"Tnko mn In, plense I am tired out,
IteuU-ii. I hara fought hard to rat
"Tell iw how It happened how It una
that you disappeared from nil of ua ao
suddenly," aald Itrutmu luiiatlantly.
Hi- did not regard Lucy Jenulnga he
draw Ida chnlr to hla cousin's alda, took
lirr hjsud In hla, nml gssed eagerly Into
her face. HI10 mliiht fad away again
from hla Ufa, If ha did not mnka aura of
"Yea, yea," anld Hirnh, In nnawrr to hla
questions; "Inn grandmother tell Inf, aha not very antloua about me?"
"Vour grandmother la not aniioui,
Hnrah," aalil Lucy In n low tun.
"la aha III "
"No. Mm la not III now."
"la aha nil!- you are keeping aom
thlnir back) Tall ma, please," aha aald
III grrnt eielteiiicut, "where, la aha. Hho
la nut (land b! ah haa not dlril without
a word from ma J"
"Hh la In (lod'a liandaand (lod krep
you strong to bear Ilia loaa of her," aald
I.ucy Jennings.
Knrnli Kasthell cloacd her ayra, nml
aank back In the chnlr like n dead wom
an. Ilctibru, a mnn wholly unclmrlln
lt na iiiru will be In alnitcs of excite
ment which atrlka lioma to them, and rob
them of their aelf-poaaeaalon turned up
on th poor preacher, who had done, her
beat nt leaat.
'There, you have killed her! Are ;ou
aatliflcd how?" he aliouted nt I.ucy Jen
III nil a.
"I nm not aatlaned with Ihla world, or
with you," wna the cold anawer, na ahe
Ix'iit orvr Harnh, and looaened the fa at -enlnga
nt her throat. Hut Hnrnh Knit
bell bad not fainted: ahc waa only stunned
by the truth, and ahe aat up tha Inaliiut
afterward, eager for Ilia whole atory.
and looking pllcously from ona to the
It wna not In Iteuhen'a power to brank
the new a to tier after nil, nml ha left It
to the woman whom hla Inipatlenco had
"Tell her, I.ucy. It la beyond me," he
The trngeily of Hedge Hill wna over,
mid ha could not dwell upon Ita detail,
I.ucy Jenulnga waa writing busily in
her room when Hnrnh enma In aoftly. The
wnmnil-prencher had gone to her npnrt
meiit nwny from the society of two yoing
folka who tlinuglit of little save each oth
er, nml whoae courtship did not Intercut
her. It waa ona month after the death
of Mr a. Kaatbell.
"Oh, I.ucy, whnt do you think he hns
been aaylng)" Hnrnh cried In excitement.
"Who hna been anylug?" naked I.ucy,
without looking in her direction.
"Iteulien, to b aure."
"Alwnya Itetibenl I hnd forgotten thero
wna no other man upon tho earth but
Iteuben Culwlck," ahe aald bitterly.
"Ho aaya I mny nak your opinion If I
will and you will think how right bo
"It will be about the flrat time In my
life thnt I hare thought him In tho
right," alio muttered, then alio added III
her ahnrpeat nud jerkleat manner: "Well,
whnt la It?"
"I have been telling lilm of your colng
nwny to-morrow jf the neceaalty of hla
going, too, na you auggeated, and he a.-iya
oh, I.ucy I whnt do you think he hna pot
Into hla denr old bend I" ahe cried, chip
nlnir her hnnda together.
"I can't gueaa what la the object of
gueaalng when It la enay for you to ex
plain ?" wna tlm ungrncloua rejoinder.
Hnrnh Knalbell did not notice the chilli
lieaa of Mlaa Jenulnga' remnrka, Hhe
dualled Into her auliject forthwith; ahe
apoko of Iteuhen'a wlah for an early mnr
rlnge na n wlao mid natural solution to
the dllllcultlea In their way.
"In nil hla life be hna been In a hurry,"
I.ucy anld when Hnrnh hnd completed her
recltnl, "ao whnt la tho tine of my nil
lire? It would bo nn Ill-timed formality,
of no vnluc to either of you. If lie hod
been lean Impetuous," anld I.ucy, bctny
lug a sudden excitement heraclf, "It would
Imvii been na well It would have given
mo time to think. Hnrnh, you must not
marry Iteuben Culwlck yet."
"You you think (hut It la not right
It la not respectful to the memory of licr
I hnvo loat?" naked Hnrnh.
"ltenpectfulP cried I.ucy contimptil
nualy, "I linve not given 11 thought to It!
Hut" nml hero followed n long pntue,
with I.ucy glnrlng atrnngely nt her visitor
"hut," she continued nt Inat, "some
thing hna happened In this room, Hint I
hate been keeping lo myaelf, nnd which
mny niter both your Uvea."
"Whnt hnn happened which mny niter
Heubeu's life nud mine? And why in
thU room, where "
"Where n woninu named Mnry Holland
lived for some yearn," anld I.ucy quick
jy " woman whom you learned to dis
trict nt Inat7"
"Wo did, and yet "
"Vou did not distrust her In vnln, per
haps," she lidded. "I will tell you, Harah
Knatbell, what I thought of telling Iteu-
1..... r..t'l,.tr lull II IlltlV 1A VOlir .fullt
to hear thin firat of nil, na It mny .meet ,
1. II.. ..I I I
you moat or nil wno gnowar ihmu i
" . .1 . 11 I
whui la written on Hint tinner."
Lucy jcnnlngn opened her desk and
w..n.ttn. n Init lilnn nm-elnne. nil which
were written wordn In 11 lurgo clenr hand,
lo .which alio pointed with her linger the
linger of fnto to the timid girl win) fob
lowed, every movement, nnd leaned for-,
ward to the pnper cautiously mid eagerly-
Yea, I.ucy Jenulnga waa right thnt
which might nffect the whole after life
of lluubcn Culwlck nnd of herself wna
In tlm hnuds of the woman-prenili'ir.
On the envelope were written these
"Herein la contained Hi Inst Will and
Testament of HI 111 on Culwlck, of Hedge
Hill, Worcester."
There wna n data appended the dnte
of the dny on which HI111011 Culwlck bad
culled nt Hope atreet, Cnmherwell, for
the llrat time, nnd laat, In hla life. It
wna n will made before he had come that
tiny In ncarch of hla aon, nnd It nvr
ruled nil other testaments to which In
hla life of change he had aet hla trem
bling hand.
"Where did you find thlsr" Harnh nak
ed nt Inst.
"Ill that box," I.ucy replied, pointing
to nn old-fashioned hair trunk studded
with brass nulls one of the boxes which
Mary Holland had never claimed. "Whnt
right had that woman with Iteubi'ii'a
father'a will" asked I.ucy; "hna alio not
committed n crime ngalust tha law?--la
not this mi net of revenge against him?"
"I don't a all this yet," responded
Harnh Kaatbell, atill thoughtfully.
"Tills will la aealed; It waa glvtn In
trust to Mary Holland before Hlmoti left
for Irondon. It lenvea hla property to
Keulieii, and aha would have kept him
from It. I see It all. I despise that woni
nu, although I have never met her In my
"Mnry Holland la not here to answer
I for heraelf.'
ssld Hnrah: "nml Mnrr
would hnvo preferred Iteuhen'a being
rich to my poor grnmlmother'a coming
to this house.
"Khe brought your grandmother here
herself; there waa n plot In It. Itcndthe
"What right hnve I to read II?" naked
"You nra in poasesslon. Iteuben is too
weak to bear thu shock. There may be
something in It which he la not to know
llrat of ill," she added, with n audden
doubt "which la to be broken to III 111 by
"Iteuben Is aa brav na 1 lion
"Oh, you don't know him," aald Miss
Jennings pityingly.
"I don't think so mennly of him ns J oil
Ho, cried Hnrnh. with sudden spirit: "I
don't believe ha hna fretted for nn In-
slnut about hla father a money, though
be told me ao once. He haa denied it
since; he la nbove nil mercenary thoughta.
Come and aee how h will take 'his
news," crle.1 Harnh, dellantly now
"I hnve 110 Interest In It; It concerns
me not. aald I.ucy very ahnrply; "I
should not nave mentioned It till I wns
prepared to lenve the home, had yon not
come In with your foolish story of a hasty
wedding, tlo to ti I in. Hnrnh. I am busy
nun a Holler tnsk tlinn yours.
Iteuben took tho packet from Harnb'a
hand nud rend tha superscription, his
ryes dilating with surprise. He made 110
attempt to brenk Hi sent of btnek wnx.
but walked with her slowly toward the
bny window at the end of the room, aa
though Ida alcht were weak, and more
light were needed to naalst it.
Hhe seemed to hesitate In her progress
Willi him, mid he put bis arm round her
wnlst, ns n privileged lover under these
circumstances hnd n right to do.
"I"or better or worse, for richer or
poorer, my ! Irst-cousln-once-renioveJ
Knrnli," aald he lightly, but meaningly;
"now tell me where this sprang from,
Harali told him, while he listened, with
the paper in hla hand, nnd looked out nt
the gnrden nnd the rising ground beyond
It. Tola atole nwny during the narration.
"Mnry Holland may hnve received
possibly did receive private Inatriictlona
from my poor father with tills will," anld
Iteuben, when Hnrnh had completed her
narrative; "ahe la not to blame, I trust,
even If It comes at ua In this fashion. It
wns to be kept linck, nt Hlmon Culwlck i
request, n certnln time, jiosslbly, he being
n accretive man. Miss Holland is not
here to tell us," answered Iteuben, "nnd
you and I stnml ill n false position, with
this will lying like a liar upon the free
dom of our thoughta. I take nil the re
apouslhlllty; it la my right, aa Hiinon
Culwlck a aon.
"You nre not nfrnld of the contents?"
ahe naked, remembering suddenly I.ucy
Jennings criticism of Itcuben'a temper
"There la nothing within the will to
frighten me," tie replied firmly, "or to
mnko me giau, or cant me dawn. He
how steady the hand la thnt turna over
the pagea ot this book of fnte."
Ills Angara broke the aenl nnd took
from the envelope the document c-on-
t nhiod therein. He looked nt the pnper
lor the urn i time, it wna n tirlel will,
which n few tinea mnde clenr. It wna
written by Hlmon Culwlck himself, nud
witnessed by two servant who hud It ft
the limine two yenra since, nnd it left, ns
Iteuben hnd Imagined from the flrat, the
whole of hla property, free mid Indivisi
ble, to his old frlcnd'a child, his faithful
housekeeper, Mnry Holland.
He refolded the will, nnd regnnled at
tentively lila aecoud-couaiii, who remain
ed dumb with nmniement.
"And Mnry Holland I have turned cut
of her own house, ao that ahe la not here
to receive our congratulations," anld lieu
ben Culwlck coolly.
The winter set In sharply that year,
like the audden froat to the hopes of
Iteuben Culwlck mid lila second cousin.
It wna n severe winter, that nipped
tilings to tho heart before, the old year
waa seven days dead. A few weeks hnd
gone by nluco the dnte of our last chap
ter, and nil with whom wo nre Interested,
or In whom we hntv endeavored to raise
an interest, bad settled down to the po
sition born of the discovery of Miss Hol
land's good fortune
Miss Holland had not been found, de
spite much pertinacious acarchlug; the
boxea remained unclaimed at Hedge Hill,
and Hedge Hill wnn held In trust for her.
Thoau Interested In advertisements won
dered who Miss Holland wna, and why
her friends were begging her to return,
and hear of something to her ndvnntnge,
Iteuben Culwlck accepted the position
very cheerfully, although I.ncy Jenulnga
thought Hint ho waa too cheerful to bo
natural. Ho was anxious to see the pro
visions of hla father'a will carried out
In their entirety, and he allowed no sense
of disappointment at the low estate to
which they Infallibly reduced him. lie
had confidence In himself, nnd he wna
nnxloua to do justice to Mnry Holland,
despite tho unjust character of a will
which struck him out of amuence.
Ho was rising in the world, too. The
work grew under his hand, debta became
"" 10 i "mrv uu
nmnl In t atria. 1 n tr ,f Inttaoai ntiif If
" -,,.,.... ...
lliorn witrn nn hlir ttrlvna atltl ha Hani nn
blnnka. Among the busy unknown crowd
of clever "newspaper men," he wna nb
ready known, nnd three weeks ngo the
promoters of the Trumpet had burnt out
with big offices and more machinery, nnd
higher terms for Iteuben, who hnd been
with them In struggling days, and was
now called upon to slmr a little In their
He wns hnppy In hla courtship, too. for
he found many opportunities! to seu his
Hecoiid Cousin Hnrnh, and she wns glnd
nisi very glnd to see him. Hnrah wns
In London In npartmeutn In York road.
I.mnbetli, with tho woman who had atrlv
eu hard not lo hnve her for a companion
or friend, and yet whom she hod conquer
ed by that aweet persistency which was
nn nttrlbule of her character. Hnrnh
Kastbcll waa very much nlotie In the
World now. and when the signal of ills
tress had been raised, I.ucy Jennliizs.
with nil her hnrducss, wns at her best,
mid renuy to be or nsslstnnce.
Iteuben cniue courting In the evening,
once or twice n week at llrat, when tho
newspapers would nllow him; nnd I hern
were odd hnlf holidays when Iteuben
and Hnrah would stroll In Ht. Jnmea1
I'ark, and tnlk of the hnppliiesa iihend,
They both apoko of the patience to wait
for each other of a culm present nud n
happy future and they laughed togeth
er, not before I.ucy, nt Lucy's past fore
boilings of the misery In store for them.
Tola waa at Iteuhen'a house In Drury
I.nne, too. Ills love for this llttln wnlf
wna alill na milrli part of his life ns Ida
love ror hla aecoud-cousln. Tots h
longed to old days; ahe hnd been hla one
comfort when be felt wholly desolate;
ahe hail been lost, nml bis heart hnd
been terribly wrung in losing her; she
wns hack, nnd ns fond. of hint ns ever, al
though there hnd come never again n
memory of Hope Lodge. His landlord's
wife took enre of her ns Lucy Jennings
hnd done, and 1( w-aa plensnnt to hnv
Tola with lilm at breakfast time.
John had been nlwnys fond of Tots.
He taught her to cnll him Uncle John
again, nnd though the child wna older
and ahnrpcr tlmn when Iteuben found her
first In Camticrwell, there wns quickly n
return to the old affection under the old
kindness nnd attention. Life with Cnp
tnln Peterson nnd his brothers hnd not
hurt her It waa part of a bad dream
In the beginning of n new year, though
the dream flgurea had scarcely vanished,
nnd one presently crossed her pnth, and
startled her.
(To ba continued.)
The Bcene la Oraphlcull v Described I17
11 American (llrt.
The fnll of tho Cnmpnnlle must hnvo
been nn exciting tlilnj: to wltnean. Tho
huge mnaa crumbling to iltint wnn llko
n mountain fulling. There happened
tu be ninny wltneasen of tho catnutro
plie. nml one uf them, n young A mori
on 11 girl who wnn In Venice with her
family, linn written 11 letter ileacrlblns
tho event. It In printed In the Cen
tury Mngnzliie:
Yen. nhc writes, we nre nil nafe. Tho
tower did not full on any of ua. al
though I nupimne wo. riinll never be
much nearer being burled nllro than
we were this morning;.
It came without nny warning. Wo
were on our wny to Cook'n, which Is
on tho aide where the crack first np
penred. As we came down from the
hotel we noticed 11 nmnll crowd of peo
ple watching thp tower, nnd some of
the piazza olllciuls hnd placed n few
bonrda round It to keep people from
Kolng up to It. Hut the crack wns so
alight that we naked where It wns.
We walked to the other side, under
the clock tower, nnd as we stood thero
bricks began to fnll nut of the crack,
which grew wider every minute.
Some people thought that n corner
of the tower might go, but really thero
was 110 one there excepting a few tour
ists and some shopkooiiers. We went
to Cook's, where we could sec If nny
HiliiR did happen.
Cook'n men smiled nt the Americans
who thought thnt a tower which had
seen n thousand years could fall with
out any warning.
.Suddenly, as we stood there, a lingo
gup appeared from top to bottom, ami
then the whole thing seemed to groan
and tremble, and, with apparently no
sound, sank In n heap where It stood.
Only the top poised Itself a minute lu
mldnlr, tipped, nnd fell cmslidig to
ward Bt. Mark's. Pieces of the gilt
nugel were picked up on the church
steps; otherwise nothing but n pile of
bricks and tnortnr wns to lie seen.
We nil stood In the doorway, too
stunned to move. The people in the
siiunm tied panic-stricken In every di
rection. Instantly whnt appeared to
lie a solid wnll of plaster and dirt rose
from the mass ns high nn the tower
had been, nud spread In every direc
tion. I thought, of course, we should bo
suffocated, and a rush followed for the,
buck of Cook's olllce. Kvery one
screamed, "Bhut the doors!" Tho dirt
entered llko n thick fog, nud you could
not distinguish your best friend. For
tunately It clenred nwny In n minute
or so, enough to sco where we were,
nnd nil were safe. Not even one wom
an fainted where wo were, although
the Italians were calling on heaven and
The dust was about two Inches deep
lingo stones lay against Cook's build
ing, nnd I picked up 11 piece of one of
the bronze bells on the other side of
the square.
Venice went wild, of course, and tho
square was soon crowded by hundreds
of mourning people. It wns n very sad
sight. All shops closed at once, nud
every one watted.
Thus He Clot Heat.
Anxious AVUe Whnt do you think of
my husband's case? Is It serious?
riiyslclnu Oh, he'll pull through all
right. What ho needs U rest, so I have
prescribed an opiate.
Anxious Wife How often shall I
give It to him?
I'hyslclan Don't give It to lilm nt all.
Take It yourself. Chicago News.
"I supposo you would llko to say or
do something thnt will live In history?''
"Well," answered Senator Sorghum,
thero are so many things concerning
which I should prefer to keep history
uninformed thnt I guess I'd better not
tnko nny chances trying to break lu."
Washington Star.
Slow Hoy.
Aseum And what profession Is your
son to follow?
l'atcr I do not know yet, hut that's
about all he'll do, I guess.
Ascum What? How do you mean?
l'atcr He'll follow some profession;
ho never seems able to catch up to any
thing, Philadelphia Tress.
The Hlver Platte Is navigable for
2,000 miles and has a qirrent of two
nnd ono half to three miles an hour.
A Curse of Itellglon One of tho
cures of religion Is that ao many peo
ple are merely the shells of Christianity.-Itov.
W. 1'. Hlierldan, Methodist,
Louisville, Ky.
Tho Hotter Life. The flrat effect of
a good llfo Is the cheerfulness and Joy
born of tho testimony of n good con
science. Itnv. J. A. Tracoy, Ilomnn
Catholic, Oermantown, I'a.
Tho (Jolden Calf. We have danced
around the golden calf In America un
til we have almost come to worship
the man who steals tho most. Iter.
C. Myers, Ilaptlat. Ilrooklyn. N. Y.
Which? It depends on whether
man loves the comfort of his family
or his cups whether he la a blenln
or a burden to Ills fnmlly. Iter. M
Preston, Congregntlonnllat, Chicago,
Tho Armor of fjod. The hnlf -heart'
ed Christian Is not hnppy, but the ma
who has oil the whole armor of Cod I
the one who rejoices along the way.
Itev. W. K. Ilrynn, Methodist, Dallas
The will.- All emotion can an
ought to be controlled by the will
This Is the divine truth. Whoso be-
lleveth shall bo saved. Iter. Fran
Crane, Congragntlonailst, Worcester,
Hlmplkily. I .earn to live simple. In
body. In mind, In aplrlt and a multl
tudc of burdens shall slip from your
soul and you shall know the meaning
of rest. Itcv. F. O. Hall, L'ulveranllst,
New York City.
Creed. It Is better to have a good
human creed than to have no creed
but better still, to have a divine creed
which Is a personal faith In a personal
Christ Itcv. M. K. Harlan, Disciple,
Urooklyn, N. Y.
(cnlus. Most geniuses are queer a
they are great. Emphasis of one vir
tue Is very likely to destroy others.
great philosopher can scarcely be a
good statesman. ltev. O. II. Van de
Water. Episcopalian, New York City.
Order. Nature Is always orderly,
and this Is one of the prime reasons
why she is never superfluous; she ha
a good system, and, therefore. Is at
ways correct In her movements. Her,
II. A. Tupper. Baptist, Ilrooklyn, N. Y,
Harmony. Place the home, the
church, the state, upon one high level,
In harmony with each other. This 1
the Ideal, and this Is the rule of nn all
nround noble and secure manhood.
Itcv. A. J. Lyman, Congregationalism
Ilrooklyn, N. Y.
The Kingdom. Wherever God
reigns In a human soul there
Hla kingdom la. The weakest
Christian, If be be a true sou of the
kingdom, has all the power of God en'
listed In his behalf. Ilev. S. 8. Palm'
er, Presbyterian, Columbus, Ohio.
Peace. If for n moment we obtain
what we have sought and are elated
with the thought that we possess
peace, It needs only a reverse to bIiow
us how false and spurious and evanes
cent such peace Is. Iter. Charles
Wood, Presbyterian, Philadelphia, Pa,
Dual Selves. Every man Is dual In
the constitution of his mind. In other
words, every man Is possessed of two
selves an Inner Bolf and an outer self,
In theology these two selves are called
the spiritual man and the natural man.
Ilev. T. A. King, Swedenborgtan,
Cleveland, Ohio.
The Savior. The Ignorant need a
teacher. The wandering need a guide,
The lost soul needs a Savior. Error
con bo reasoned away, evil habit can
bo reformed nway. The stain of sin
can only be whitened by sacrificial
blood. Her. Howard Duflleld, Presby
terian, New York City.
Help and Cheer. The Bible Is much
more than a great literary monument
with which every student or writer
of English literature must have close
acquaintance. It Is a perennial foun
tain of moral and religious Inspiration,
help and cheer. Itcv. J. W. Chadwlck,
Unitarian, Ilrooklyn, N. 1.
Charity. If tho men who have
money only knew the worth of money,
and Instead of wasting their substance
lu rlotoUB living or In ostentatious ex
travagance would use It for tho tnltl
gation of the misery that Is withering
all around them. Ilev. P. S. Ilenson,
Itaptlst, Boston, Mass.
Tho Heart. Tho heart brings men
together luto loving fellowship, It Is
the summer of the soul. In Its gentle
radiance all sweet and beautiful things
come to their lovely perfection. There
tho graces flourish In all their charm
Where the heart Is thero men love to
dwell. The great-hearted man Is of
necessity beloved. ltev. 0. K. Morris,
Methodist, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Higher Court. Christianity Is
the sanest and grandest conception of
human life yet given to the world.
Her standards nro higher than any
other, and they alone have resulted In
tho purifying and sanctlfyiug ot the
body and tho regeneration of the mind,
To Christianity men must look for the
supremo tribunal of the soul. Itcv. 0.
E. McNally, Baptist, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Labor Unions. Tho labor people
must unlto or bo crushed, and they
have tho right. to do so. The trusts
are Inevitable. If the associations of
tho great masses of capital are neces
sary, they can only be met and dealt
with by tho wider association of the
tollers In their employ. Itcv. W. S,
Ilalnsford, Episcopalian, New York
Mrs. Subbubs That family that Just
moved In next door has quite a cute
baby, but It's awfully small.
Mr. Subbubs Well, dear, what can
you expect? The poor llttlo thing
paP8cd the first six months of Its life
lu n city flat. -Philadelphia Public
Anotlior tilnaa Trust.
All tho glass manufactories In Bel-
glum aro uniting In a trust "In order to
oppose tho demand of tho labor unions
for wages and to obtain bettor selling
prices lu foreign markets."
Worthies I.nml Aioiiic tho Hen Conat
liclMtf Ifcclnlmed.
So much attention has been directed
0 the work that Is being done In re
ialmlng the arid nnd sembnrld land
f the West that the reclamation work
1 long tho Atlantic coast Is almost en
Irely overlooked, says the Philadelphia
Itocord. The familiar sand dunes,
I iiaracterlstlc of the roast from Cape
uod to Cape Fear, while perhaps ,ar
Istlc, constitute n menace to adjacent
'Ultlvated lands and are useless In
Massachusetts, at considerable ex
pense, has been endeavoring to re
claim the aand dunes that form ao
.arge a portion of tho "province landa"
on Capo Cod. It has been found that
land Is readily bound together by grasi
oots, and that If sturdy varieties of
rass suitable for sandy noils nre plant
ed and cared for while obtaining a
foothold and maturing, they will grad
ually cover large areas, transforming
them from shifting, worthless lands In
to fertile fields. Many years of for
estry work In Europe has shown that
after the grasses bare made a start
tree can be successfully raised on
these erstwhllo sand piles, which may
thus be made to yield a revenue.
Some of the most extensive and
mobile sand dunes In tho United
State, however, are found In the
West, and It Is the ambition of the Bu
reau of Forestry to cover these with
permanent forest growths. Along the
Columbia river, In Washington, the
sand Is very light In character, owing
to the large proportion of mica It con
tains, and consequently Is easily blown
about by the winds. In a portion of
the lower Columbia river valley great
orchards have been actualy Ingulfed
with the shifting sands, and the rail
roads have experienced great diffi
culty In maintaining their tracks In
this district In passable condition. In
order to make a practical teat as to
the best method of treating these
dunea, a strip of land on the Columbia
river between Willow creek and tho
John Day river has been set aside by
the government for extensive experi
ments based on the work done by Mas
sachusetts, referred to above. In the
East tree-planting plans for owners of
sandy tracts ar being prepared, thus
extending the scope of the practical co
operation begun by the Bureau of For
Left lllchljran Because He Had to Oct
a Marriflat Llcens.
"Sir," he began, as he entered the
county clerk's office almost aa soon ai
the door was opened for business tht
other morning, "I am In love with a
person of the opposite sex."
"Moaning a woman," remarked tht
clerk as be looked up.
"Meaning a woman, sir, and one of
the nicest women on the face of thli
terrestrial globe. I not only love her
but I have asked her to be mine."
And you want a license to get mar
ried, of courst? What name, please?"
Sir, my name Is Schuyler Jenklm
White, but I don't desire a license. 1
have called here to say to you that any
lew demanding a marriage license Is a
rllc of the dark ages
"To force me to publish to the world
at large my Intention of making Amnn
da Jane BUnkerhorn my wife la noth
lng short of an act of barbarism, and
I don't propose to put up with It, sir
not for a moment, sir. Even If my
feelings cannot be respected bera must
I'm sorry." replied the clerk, as hi
thought ot how much bard coal his fe
would purchase.
But that makes no difference tc
me," continued Mr. hlte, aj he wol
mora volco on him. "I find that I can
not marry In Detroit without submit
ting to Indignity and Insult There
fore "
"You won't marry at all."
"But I will, sir. I am now about tc
proceed to the home of my fiancee and
start with her for Buffalo. Upon
reaching that city, where no license li
required, wo will be made one. Not
only that but I shall Invest $600 lc
that town and become a resident De
trolt not only loses that money, but.
thrifty, law-abiding clUzcn and a wi
ow who can make muffins to melt lt
your mouth. That's It sir that's It
and now yon and your barbaric law
can go to Texas, and I will proceed tc
efface the name of Michigan from mj
memory and forget that I ever dwell
within her con&nes and had my neck
under tho heel ot the despot" Detroli
Free Press.
Lightning Itoda no Not Protect Vessels
from the Iwectrlc 1-tiild,
Several European shipping periodi
cals are advocating the use of light
nlng rods on ships which convey explo
slvo compounds. One of these papers
notes that on a recent voyage the fore
mast ot the Umbrla was struck by
lightning, which shattered It to bits,
The writer of the article stated that
"It the ship had been fitted with light
ning conductors the current would
have been deflected from the ship."
The value ot lightning rods for ships
wns Invcatlgnted by Captain Folger, of
Nantucket, Mass., a brother-in-law ol
Benjamin Franklin, tho Inventor of
the types ot lightning rods In common
use the world over until a few years
ago. After oiger, many otner Ameri
can and British shipmasters studied
the lightning rod question, with tho
final result that thousands of expert'
incuts with masts fitted with lightning
rods adduced the belief that they are
ot no value In warding oft lightning,
As a matter ot fact, abundant evi
dence exists In the archives of Amer
ican, British and French scientific so
cieties that thousands ot ships pro
vided with lightning rods were struck
by lightning. Time waa when naval
and army magazines were fitted with
lightning rods. That practice ended
years ago. It Is only among believers
In the efficacy of plasters tor the back
and side, blood purifiers, divining rods,
nd fortune tellers that confidence lu
lightning rods exists. Syren and Ship
The first time a boy uses a sweat
word he looks for a big black man to
swoop down and carry him off; when
this doesn't happen he tries it again.
? 'l I ! ! I ..M'-M-M- r I' i I I I I I Vr-tHr
How Can I Leave The?
How can I leave thee?
How can I from the cart?
Thon only bast my heart, dear on, b-
Thou hast this soul of mlu
Ho closely bound to thin
No other can I love, sava the alontl
Blue Is a Row'ret
Called the fora-eMna-nor.
Waar It upon thy heart, and think of me'
K low ret and hop mny die,
Yet love with ua shsll stav.
ffhat cannot paas away, dear on, fc-
Would I a bird were,
Boon at thr alda to ba.
falcon nor hawk would fear, apetdlng t
When by Hi fowltr slslo,
I at thy feet should 11.
'.ihou sadly ahould'at complain Joyful
I'd die.
Tlioogh LoM to flight, to Mem'ry Dear.
Sweetheart, good-by! Th fluttering aail
la aprend to waft ma far from tii,
And soon before the fnv'ring gal
My ahlp shall bound upon Hie aea.
Perchance, all desolat and forlorn.
Tbes yes shall mis the mny a
Bat unforgotten every charm
Though lost to sight, to mera'ry dar.
Sweetheart, good-by! ona laat embrace!
O cruel rate, true aoula to aver!
Tt In this heart's most sacrad nlaca
Thou, thou alon ahalt dwell foravr!
And still shsll recollection trace,
In Fancy' mirror. vr near.
Each amile, each tear, thnt form, that
Though lost to sight, to mem'ry dear
Thoae Kveninar IlelU.
Those evening bells! those evening bell!
iiow many a tnl their mnaic tells.
Of youth, and home, and that sweat tlm
Whn last I heard their soothing ehlm.
Thoae Joyous hours nre passed away;
And many a heart that than was gay
Wlthlu th tomb now darkly dwells.
And hear no more those evening bella.
And ao 'twill be when I nm gon;
That tuneful Deal will still ring 011.
While other bards shall walk these dells,
And sing your pralsa, sweet evening
Thomas Moore.
What It Coat Ilritain'a Hojnl Heir to
The popular Idea about a royal
prince Is that he Is an exalted person
age, with a magnificent Income, says
Hour Glass. There la, howorer, an
other aspect of the case, concernlnf
which many people are in Ignorance,
namely, the enormous expenditure In
variably connected with a princely es
tablishment. The following authentic
details as to what It costs the Princo
of Wales to live may, therefore, prove)
Instructive to the general reader. It Is
not generally known that there are
about eighty servants employed In the
prince's household, and the wages ot
these people aggregate not less than
HO a week. Out of this sum the
royal chef receives j200 a year, the
butler a similar amount, and two ef
the stewards 160 apiece, in addition
to special perquisites. Then there If
tha cost ot provisions, electric light
ing and other domestic expenses, which
Involve a further outlay of at least
300 a year. It Is also essential that
hla royal highness should keep a good
stable, and the maintenance of thirty
horses, carriages, grooms, coachmen
and other attendants will readily ac
count for another 300 ot his Income.
During the London season, also, thr
king's eldest son Is naturally expected
to give a certain number of house par
ties, and It need scarcely be said that
these entertainments must be In every
way consistent with the regal position
of the distinguished host In addition
to these parties, the present prince,
like his father, gives several royal
balls every year, the total cost of
which means a further serious Inroad
In bis Income. Again, It Is only reason
able to expect that bis royal highness
will be one of the best dressed gen'
tlernen In the kingdom, and this de
sirable qualification Is only attained
by Judicious expenditure. For exam
pie. It may be stated that the Prince
of Wales generally dons a new suit
of clothes twlco a month and a new
silk hat about the same period. lis
never wears a pair of boots more than
half a dozen times, and these are of
superfine quality, at 2 guineas the pair.
lie rarely uses a pair ot gloves for
more than one occasion, and bis hosiery
and other clothing are sufficiently ver
satile and multitudinous In character
to start a man In business. In all prob
ability 1,&00 a year would barely
cover the princely expenses for cloth
ing. But even this estimate docs not
meet the cost ot those naval and mili
tary uniforms which the prince has to
purchase In order to appear In his va
rious official capacities In connection
with the British army and navy, and
for these splendid garments, some of
which cost 100 each, at least another
500 a year must be added to the ex
penditure. Another Important Item of expendi
ture Is that represented by gratuities
to servants when tho prince and prln
cess become tbi temporary guests of
other royal fnuhlles, either at home or
abroad. Take, for example, a visit
to tho Czar ot all the Ilusslas, which,
apart from traveling expenses, would
mean at least 100 In royal tips among
the countless servants ot the Musco.
vlte monnrch. It Is not a matter of
general knowledge that when the
Princo of W ales was receiving his ed
ucation at Cambridge be was allowed
an Income of 3,000 a year. lie was of
a frugal disposition, and managed to
maintain the dignity ot his position
without running Into debt; on the con
trary. It is stated that he actually
saved money out of his allowance.
A correspondent asks; "In writing
to my pastor bow should I address
him: Dear Dr. Smith, or tho Bev, Dr.
Smith, or Dear Sir?" We havo not a
chaperon department, but If we bad
wa would Instruct the department to
say: "My dear woman, do not write
to your pastor."
Fragile Craft that On Rait Twenty
Mil an Hour,
The moat Interesting feature of th
yacht club at Iltscayne Bay, Florida, Is
the number of proas owned by tha
member; In no other section la tha
building of them cnrrled on and their
uso encouraged and practiced, ay th
Illustrated News. Until within th
last few years, these fragile craft did
not come practically before yachts
men, It was In countries where trado
wind prevail that they were built
and sailed, and wo aro told by FolVard
.nd others that they have been In us
In tha Ladrones nnd South Sea Islands
for several thousands of years.
When wo see ono of theso dainty
craft, twenty-four feet long and only
two feet wide, with nn outrigger look
ing all tho world over llko a "atraddt
bug," as It rushes through tha water
enveloped In mist at the rate ot twentr
miles an hour, the two men on board,
one at tha helm (an oar) and tho other
sliding up and down ("hiking" as they
rail It) on the delicate outrigger a
human ballsst, every time tho wind
freshens or falls, the crew seem to
be amphibious, for, If the "hiker"
chances to mlaa stays, as it were, by
falling to move quickly enough to pro
serve the equilibrium of tho crnft, over
she goes and the men, particularly If
air tanks exist at the Interchangeable
stem and atern, as they do on all
modern-built proas, topple Into tha sea
nnd, holding on respectively fore and
aft, "unhitch" the lug sail, set ths
light boat "on Its feet," ball her out.
slide aboard Over the sharp ends, and
nway she goes like greased lightning
through tho enveloping mist.
The proa Is the reverse In model
of any pleasure craft In the country;
the hull Is not ajsimetrical, the sides
being unequal and of different form.
The leeward side Is flat from stem
to stern and acts as a rboard or cen-
terboard, while the wlndvrjrd Is round
ed, as In other boats. The outrigger,
usually about ten feet long, has ittach
ed at Its outer end a miniature bent, a
dainty replica, six feet In length, of
the parent craft When tho proa la
sailing on an even keel It Is not an
Impediment to speed, and when on th
wind It Is sometimes tilted upward
to an angle of 45 degrees, but a move
ment outward of a foot or more of th
hiker' causes It to reach the water,
throwing upward and around dainty
specks of foam, which, blended with
those dashed from the bow of the fast
sailing proa, produces a mist that en
folds both crafts sometimes, so dens
as to render them Invisible.
Ther Avoid
tha Weed
in Ait
I noticed that rat story told In th
Star by Colonel L. S. Brown, of tha
Southern Hallway recently," said an
avenue tobacco dealer to a Washing
ton star man, "and I want to say that
any tobacco man can put In a good
word for the rat but I suppose be 1
about the only man who would aay
anything about the rodent family that
was good. Besides, what he says Is a
negative sort ot goodness. The rat
simply doesn't bother the tobacco man.
During a long experience In the to
bacco business, an experience covering
twenty-five yeara or more, I can recall
only a few Instances where the rat be
came at all bothersome around a cigar
store. They cannot stand the odor ot
tobacco, and I have never known ot
rats eating tobacco In any form or
even of rata attempting to cut Into to
bacco. 1 suppose the taste of the weed
Is offensive to the rodent palate. At
any rata tbey will havo nothing to do
with it
"You might fill this place up with
rata and I would open every box of
cigars and tobacco In the place so the
tribe could have access to tho stock,
and I would lay a wager we could
come In here after they had remained
overnight and find they had not
touched a thing In the place. Rata ar
sot chewera, nor smokers, nor users ot
the weed. Even the smoke ot tobacco
seems to craze them.
I remember a few years ago of bar
ing made an experiment to see what
effect smoke would have on the rat I
had caught a rat In a trap at my home.
I put him In a little cage and began to
blow tobacco smoke In on him. I have
seen a great many panic-stricken ani
mals, but nothing lu my experience
equaled tho wild alarm ot that rat
when I began to puff the smoks
through the silts ot the cage. If tha
cage had been on fire he would not
have been more frightened than hs
was. I carried the experiment further
than I had Intended, for before I knew
It the rat became as limp as a rag and
was evidently very much nauseated.
The experiment taught mo that th
rat's stomach rebels at either tho smell
or taste of tobacco and I suppose that's
why wo are not pestered by rata In
cigar stores."
Music bath charms to Booth the sav
age breast" Tho picture shows King
Uouallou, a South Sea Islaud chief.
producing classlcat music In his "pal
ace" on a self-playing Instrument
"Pshaw!" she exclaimed, Impatient
ly. "I'm suro we'll miss the first act
We've waited a good many minutes
for that mother of mine."
"Hours, I should say," be retorted,
rather crossly,
"Ours? Oh, Georgel" she cried, and
laid her blushing check upon hla shirt
front Philadelphia Press,