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The Amenities of Existence in the
Parsonage Preaching Is Some
times the Least of a Minister's
Trying Duties.
Of tbtt nijht'i fatal work the country
side remain In complete Ignorance. Of
Mr. Dysart's tudden death It heart the
following" morning with feeling of
strong curiosity, but with none of regret.
The funeral that take place on the third
day is small, certainly, yet, considering
all things the dead man's open hostility
to his neighbors, and the dearth of hos
pitality that characterised his sojourn
among them larger than might have
been expected, and at all events select.
Among others Lord Hiversdale attended
out of compiment, it was supposed, to
Seaton, as he and the old man bad never
so much as seen each other's features.
But It was found Impossible to conceal
the existence of Sedlcy from the two
girls. Peyton had undertaken to give
thera a rather careful account of what
had happened; and in truth, when all
was told, he was almost as much at aea
about It as they were, as the stranger re
mained a stranger to him. Sedley had
determined to reveal the secret hold he
had had on Mr. Dysart to Beaton, think
ing the latter would make good bis fath
er's promises.
It is In the old man's private den that
he does this. Going up to the old-fashioned
bureau he, by a subtle touch, un
locks the secret spring.
The door falls back, the budden- shelves
and their contents He all unconcealed.
. . ii i.
seizing upon a rasi yeuowing parcumeui,
Sedley draws It out, and overcome by
fatigue and excitement, drops upon his
knees. Eagerly he opens and scans it,
and then holds it out to Dysart
"Compare that," says he, in a high
tone of triumph, "with the will of your
grandfather, that left all to Gregory Dy
sart, cutting out the elder son. Compare
it, I say, and you will see that this was
executed three years later than that oth
erthat other which is now in force, and
has been these twenty years."
Mechanically Dysart takes It. No word
escapes him. Speech, indeed, is impossi
ble to him, so busy is his mind trying to
take In all the miserable dishonor of the
story that as yet has but the bald out
" lines luid before him.
"No one knew of it but me," says Sed
ley , feverishjy, yet with an undercurrent
of delicious excitement In the recital
"But me and Grunch. What she made
out of it no one can tell, as the old chap's
gone, but she's as knowing a tile in my
opinion as you'd meet in a day's walk.
You can see our two signatures. Eh,
can't you read 'em? We witnessed it.
We alone knew, and he bought us over.
Well, 'twas worth a Quid or two: 'tis a
fine old place."
Dysart makes no answer. He has sup
ported himself against a table near him,
' and is gazing blnukly, hopelessly, through
the window at the dull landscape outside,
He sees nothing, heeds nothing, save the
voice of the man who is speaking.
" 'Twas felony, mind you, besides the
fact of having to give up the money, and
property, and all, so I knew I could turn
on the screw as tight as I liked. But,"
fit laughs, "you see, I counted without
my host. I never dreamed the old man
would show fight like that. He took it
hardly, my return guess be believed me
dead, and resented the breath in me
and I shouldn't wonder if, after all tbese
years, he had got to believe the place,
money and everything, was legally his
own "
Still Dysart says nothing. He has In
deed withdrawn his dull eyes from the
scene without, and Is now staring with
unseeing eyes at tbe parchment that tells
him bow the property was never his fath
er's, but was left to his uncle, and how
his father suppressed the will, and kept
the property in spite of law and honor,
and all things that go to give a sweet
savor to man's life on earth. It had never
been bis father'a, all this huge property,
it never would be bis. And if not, whose?
Vera's? He starts as if shot.
"Is that alir he asks.
"Well, no. Not quite. Your face says
very politely that you'd be glad to see my
back, but business first, pleasure after
ward." He grins. "It is as good for us
to come to terms now as later."
"Terms?" repeats Dysart, gazing at
blm darkly.
"Ay, why not? D'ye think you'll get
.out of it scot free?"
Dysart stares at him as if scarcely
"Want time to think it over like your
respected parent?" with a sneer. "Not
for me, my lad. We'll settle now or nev
er. You see you're in my power, and
I'm not the one to "
"sir, I am In no man s power, says
Dysart, calmly. "I trust I never shall
be. This will," striking it with his hand,
"through which my uncle and his daugh
ter have been been fraudulently" he
says the word with difficulty "kept out
of their property for so many years, shall
be at once restored to Its proper owner,
A yellow tint overspreads Sedley's face.
As if entirely overcome, he sinks upon a
"lou 11 surrender r ne says with a
t-aso. "And your father'a memory? How
will you like to hear him branded as a
common swindler, whom death alone eav
ed from the law's grip?"
Dysart blanches. Involuntarily he puts
ut bis band and seines the chair next
him and clings to it as if for support. No,
" bo. that he could not endure.
"I will give you 500 the day I see
yon on board steamer sailing for Aus
tralia." sava Drsart with drar lius and a
heart that seems desd within him. "f
' am now, comparatively speaking, a poor
man," his words coming from bim slowly,
mechanically, in a dull, expressionless
way. "I can offer you no more."
"Double it," aays Sedley, "and I'll
' "leave the country to-morrow."
"I haven't it at this moment, but I
dare say I shall be able to manage It,"
aays Dysart, in the same wornout, indif-
, ferent manner. "In the meantime, while
1 try to get It, I shall require of you that
you stay within this bouse and bold
speech with no one save Grunch."
"Well. I guess I'll chance it," says Red
ley after a long glance at the young
Dan's psle, earnest face.
With the fatal will clasped ta his
hand, Dysart goes strslght to the small
morning room, where be kaows he will
be sure to find Vera. Twilight is begin
ing to fall, and already the swift herald
- sf nicht is proclaiming the approach of
his king. She starts slightly as be comes
"I am sorry to disturb you," says Dy
tart, with an effort at calmness, "but it
was so necessary that 1 should come.
that "
"I am glad yon bave come. I, too.
was anxious to tee you. tayt Vera.
touch of nervousness ia her tone. "I
you must know it is Impossible that we
should stay here any longer. Our nnrle.
who waa our guardian, ia gone and"
she has risen to her feet and is looking
at blm ia tore distress "I bsve wanted
to speak to you about it for a long time
I thought, perhaps, yoa would help as
to find another home." He ran tee that
the suffers terribly la having to throw
herself npoa bis good nature, to openly
demand his assistance. "We must lesve
this, tad tt once," ssys she, stammering
. little, and with a alight miserable break
la ber voire.
"Yen will not bave to look for another
home." tart be; "tola la your twa
"Oh, aoCdrawlag back with haughty
gesture; "I have told you it is impossi
ble. I shall certainly not stay here."
"As you will," quite as haughtily. "It
will V-in viMi tutwap fitF thit future ta re
side exactly where you please, but if the ' salary Is your object you bad better go
fear of seeing me here is deciding you Into any other vocation than the uiln-
r? SHOULD like to get a pace
II with a eood salary." wild a
young preacher seeking an ap
pointment to an old clergyman high In
the councils and respect of the denom
ination with which he waa connected.
"Vnnnir nmn " relolued the seulor. "If
against this place, pray be satisfied on
that point; I have no longer the smallest
claim to consider myself master here."
Warned by a change in bis manner,
Vera looks at him.
Something has happened?" she says,
abruptly. .
Yes; something I find it difficult to ex
plain to you."
Still he manages to tell her" all and to
lstry." The old man was right, ror
In looking over the salaries and con
templating the talents of the men en
gaged In clerical work. It Ib easy to
see that, most of them would probably
be able to succeed much better. In a
financial way, In almost any other call
ing than that which they have chosen,
and that the same amount of work, in
show her her grandfather will the will j tome other direction, might have made
which his father had suppressed all these tnem Independently wealthy. But a
years. nreacher should not. and, as a rule,
'But this is horrible! she says, faint-; . ,.. marav fn. th .iko
l .U. V. V.J ! k... "-" -.v., .
Srh. h h.H."..wi ot the salary attached to the place he
fills. Of course, he wants a support,
and a support In a style commensurate
with that of the people whom he
serves, but If he expects to make
in renunciation. "Why Bhould I deprive
you of your home? Give me enough to
live on elsewhere with Uriselda, but
You are quick to fall into error, says
he, grimly.
to try to grasp
it appears.
.. .1 ! I. (ill .ijiciL'ilili. , .,utaV nf
hi. father, gVs on-"who have deprive! V1 fortunately situated If his bills
von of your home. You must see that." I . Bre u" Palu'
"I bave begged you already money out of preaching he Is destined
rasp the situation. It is I, to be woefully disappointed, for at the
I who '-he hesitates, and hw oTtop ,ha BO, , ,,,, . fln.
beg," slowly, "that you will not permit
yourself any further foolish discussion
on this subject.
lie turns away abruptly. There Is
something so solitary, so utterly alone in
his whole air, that without giving her
self time for thought she springs to her
feet and calls to him. '
"Where are you going? To sit alone?
To brood over all this? Oh, do not.
Why," going swiftly to him and standing
before him with downcast lips and trem
bling fingers and quickened breath, "why
not stay here with me for a little while
and let us discuss all this together and
try to see a way out of it?"
"My way is plain before me; It wants
no discussion," says- Dysart, resolutely,
refusing to look at her.
"You mean," tremulously, "that you
will not stay?" One white hand hanging
at her side closes upon a fold of her soft
black gown and crushes it convulsively.
"I mean," in an uncompromising tone,
"that I fully understand your mistaken
kindness the sacrifice of your inclina
tions you would make and decline to
profit by it."
"You are disingenuous. What you
really mean is," in a low tone, "that you
will not forgive."
"There is nothing to forgive, save my
He opens the door deliberately and
closes it with a firm hand behind him.
Vera, left standing thus cavalierly in the
middle of the room, with the knowledge
full upon her that she has been slighted,
spurned, her kind intentions ruthlessly
flung back upon her, lets the quick, pas
sionate blood rise upward, until it dyes
cheek and brow. She presses her hand
upon her throbbing heart, and then all at
once It comes to her that she is no long
er poor, forlorn, but rich, one of the rich
est commoners in England. And with
this comes, too, a sense of deeper deso
lation than she has as yet known. Drop
ping into a chair, she covers her face
with her hands and cries as if her heart
is broken.
During the year be and his wife have
generally one long ceaseless struggle to
make both ends meet, and often with
Indifferent success. He must be eco
nomical where other men are liberal;
he must learn to go without luxuries
and even without many things which
by most persons are regarded as ne
cessities. He must make his old black
coat do duty for season after season
the petty impositions that are dally
practiced on him or his brethren, for
It is a well-understood fact that a
preacher Is fair game for everybody to
pluck at, and every day small swindles
are perpetrated on blm, for no other
reason than that he Is a preacher. Not
long ago a clergyman of the city re
ceived an Invitation from a church
elsewhere to preach for them on an
especial occasion. He read the lnvl
tatlon with some dismay, as It said
not a word about expenses, and he was
not In a position to Incur additional
obligations. After much hesitation, he
finally accepted the lnvltatton, went at
his own expense, delivered two ser
mons, materially-aiding the church
which he visited, and returned, and
still beard not a word about his ex
penses. A few days later came a let
ter with the postmark of the town he
visited, and he opened the missive with
satisfaction, feellug sure that here, at
last, was a check for the $20 he had
expended In aid of his brethren. His
expectations were doomed to disap
pointment, for Instead of a check there
was a request for a contribution to
help furnish the church he had Just
aided to get rid of Its debt Nobody
would have thought of Imposing In this
way on anybody but a preacher, but,
then, a preacher Is everybody's man,
and the fact that he can not, or as a
rule does not, complain is taken to
mean that the skinning process Is to
him rather pleasant than otherwise.
From his general cheerfulness in ad
versity a great many people have the
Idea that the preacher has a compara
tlvely easy time; that he- has nothing
Then there ia evening at the church
sociable. The old brother who sits In
the amen corner Is always there; so is
the graceless young fellow who has
come for the sole purpose of Inter
viewing the old brother's daughter. Old
and young and all other kinds, bow
ever, are, so to speak, run In the same
mould, oi more exactly, are crowded
Into the same rooms, where they en
dure each other's society with as lit
tle show of Impatience as could be ex
pected until the glad hour of parting
comes, creating an enthusiasm that
can not be mistaken. But whether
tired or not, whether the sociable Is a
success or a failure, the preacher must
stay to the last The sociable would
not be a sociable without him, and
even though young and unmarried, he
must pay Just as much attention to old
lusks are found having numerous small
reddish-yellow poluts In the spot where I
pearls usually form. Then begins the
Imprisonment of the creature. In the
beginning the surface of the dlstome'
Is sprinkled with tiny grains or car
bonate of lime,
grow and take
Roman Had Decided Not to Pay tot
the Boy.
The conductor was one of those gift
ed men who remember where each pas-
sengergot aboard, and can look through
out If I
which group aud Interlace In different , gtonnej .... tne Detrot ;
patterns, and end by forming ; a ealcare-1 .Ka. a
l nese grauumuous , - - . - -..-i .n.i
the form of crystals j l" i " . 7- rViirnaiT
llU&Cl IB 9111 uuv ,v
ous deposit around the creature's body. ",.7 .o tit hi.
which can still be distinguished ,by it. , X7r soiling the plush covering
yellow lint. . !f ih seat, and a woman whose face
I was a declaration of Independence.
She banded the man In bras, buttons
The calcareous deposit takes on pol
ish and luster; and at this moment the
luafoi. nn It- linens on fri'nwitiff In con- '
tact with the membranous pouch sur-
rounding the calcareous cyst.
Three months have come and gone.
Great changes bave these three months
brought. They have unhoused Seaton
Dysart and given bis inheritance into the
hands, the most unwilling hands, of his
cousin. Hands too small to wield so
large a acepter.
But Mr. Peyton has nobly come to her
rescue. It is to nun that most or toe
Innovations owe their birth. The hand
some landau, the pony trap, the single
brougham, all bave been bought by him.
He has perfectly reveled in the choosing
of them, and has perforce dragged the re
luctant Vera up and down to town, aid
ed manfully by Grlseida, now his wife,
who has also been reveling, to view the
several carriages, and give her verdict
To-day is rich in storm and rain. The
heavens seem to have opened. Down
from their watery home come the heavy
drops, deluging the gaunt shrubberies,
and beating into the -sodden earth such
presumptuous anemones and daFtodils as
have dared to show tbeir faces. Vera
has just ensconced herself cozily before
the leaping fare, book in hand, having
resigned all hope of seeing visitors to
day, when the sound of carriage wheels
on the gravel outside the window, the
echo of a resounding knock, startle her
out of her contemplated repose.
And now there is a little quick rush
through the hall, a springing step np the
staircase, the rustle of silken skirts in
the ante-room beyond, a voice that makes
Vera start eagerly to her feet, and pres
ently Mrs. Peyton, looking supremely
bnppy, and, therefore, cnarnnug, nmgs
herself Into her sister's arms.
Oh, I am too glad to be surprised,"'
says Vera, fondly.
You're an Improvident person," say
Mrs. Peyton, beaming on ler from out
the masses of furs that clothe her dainty
form. "Grace telegraphed for us, to hetp
her with a dinner party that is to corar
off to-night; so come we did. And, being
so close to you, I felt I should see yoa
or die."
It's selfish, I know, but I'm so gUd to
have you. Let me take off your fur.
What a delicious coat! You hadn't that
when I was down with you, eh?"
No. It's a new one. Torn gave it to
me. lie s absurucr than ever. But i
haven't braved the elements to talk
bout him. It is about Seaton I want
to tell you."
Seaton? To come out such a day at
this to talk of Seatou! But why? It
must be something very serious," says
Vera, changing color perceptibly.
"Vera, I cannot help regarding us yoo
and me as in part criminals. Poor, dear
fellow, It must have been a blow to tot
everything in one fell swoop. And yet
what more could we have done than what
we did do? To the half of our kingdom
we offered him, hut, as you know, be
would none of us!"
"1 know all that. We have discussed
it a thousand times."
"The face is, Seaton Is lesving Eng and
forever, and he has a desire, a longing he
cannot subdue, and. I'm sure, a most
natural one, to see bis old home before
he goes."
"Welir ssys Vera, coldly.
"Well," in exsctly the same tone, with
a little mockery thrown in, "that's the
whole of it. He wsnts to get a last look
st the old place before leaving it for
ever. At least, that Is bow be puts it,
Can he come? thst is the question. I
really think it would be only decent if
you were to drop him a line and ask him.
It would be the most graceful thing, at
all events."
A a hour later Grlseida drives bark to
the Frlart with the coveted mote from
Vera to Seaton in ber hsnd.
(To be continued.
and his wife must retrlm her hat to
make It look like new, and make over
her last winter's dress so as to be de
cent In the eyes of her husband's peo
ple, else they will complain, for It (s a
well understood fact that the prencher.
the preacher', wife, his son, his daugh
ter, his man .errant and his maid ser
vaut, if he Is so fortunate as to bave
either, and even the stranger within
his gates, are, severally and collective
ly, the property of the congregation, to
criticise and gossip about aud backbite
and abuse, from the rising of the sun
unto the going down of the same aud
a few hours in the evening. All things
The royal crown of Persia, which
date back to remote ages, la In the
form of a pot of flowers, surmounted
by an uncut ruby the s'xe ot a ben'.
X .
The Joy. of meeting pay the pangs
of absence; 1m who could bear 11-Rowe.
considered, therefore, the preacher'.
life i. far from merry. His fate Is not
more fortunate than that of the fa
mous "Constables" in the Pirates of
Penzance, who, after aligning them
selves on the stage In a rank as nearly
straight as an outline sketch of the big
fiddle, with a roar unanimously declare
Taking one consideration with another,
The policeman's lot is not a happy one.
But the clergyman, life ha. its
bright spot, here and there, though. It
may be, none of them are very bright,
and there Is no doubt at all that they
are entirely too few. There would
probably also a question arise In the
minds of some persons as to what con
stituted a bright spot for the bard
worked preacher has so little in bis
life to be merry about that he might
be able to find a good deal of enjoy
ment In matters over whsrb others
would scratch their heads In a vain
attempt to discover any humor what
ever. Besides this, his Interest, like
that of most men of every class, cen
ters largely In bit own profession and
fellow-professionals, and bis humor
naturally take, the same turn. To
him It teems a good Joke to bear that
Brother A. went to church last Sunday
morning and did not discover that he
bad left his sermon at home until the
last hymn bad been tnng before ser
mon tlaie. the last rougher had cough
ed bis hist cough, preliminary to set
tling Into an attitude of attention, and
the etitine congregation bad prepared
to hear in silence the words of wisdom
that were to fall from bis lip. To the
man of another profession, such an
Incident docs not seem excruciatingly
funny, and not a fe
thze warmly with the aulucky shep
herd who foimd himself suddenly in
the prvseaoe of hit sheep without any
thing to saj to them; but to the preach
er Brother A.', predicament furnishes
Brother A.
to do but to preach, and as be only
preaches twice on Sunday and a half
hour each time his labors must neces
sarily be very light. It is true that
If the preacher did nothing but preach
he could not Justly be considered as
overworking himself, but in most cler
ical situations the preaching forms the
smallest part of the work. There, for
instauce.are the meetings of the official
board of the church to be attended
nud this of Itself Is no small nor easy
task. The ortlcial board, according to
popular superstition, is supposed to
transact the business of the church; to
meet all Its obligations and look after
Its Interests. As a matter of fact, how
ever, while there are some official
boards that do all these things, and do
them well, the general run of official
boards consider their duty done when
they have talked over a matter for
three hours without saying anything,
and have finally adjourned, leaving the
whole thing In the hands of the preach
er. Often, it must be confessed, he Is
lucky when they are satisfied with do
ing this, for not unfrequently It hap
pens that after placing it in bis hands
two or three of them go off and try
to accomplish It in as many different
ways, giving rise to so many inlsun
derstaudiugs that the preacher, on con
templating the muddle, seriously con
slders with himself the proprietory of
throwing up his Job as the quickest
aud easiest way out of the mess.
But If any one supposes that the
preacher does not earn his money, Just
let the unbeliever take his stand be
hind the pastor when a female depu
tation Is to have a hearing. &.i.-ie
one has said this Is the woman's ge,
and to Judge from the Influence wield
ed by the fair sex, the saying certain
ly aripears to be Justified by the facts.
Nowhere, however. Is the Influence of
woman felt to a greater extent than In
the church organizations, which, being
to a certain extent social In character,
depend on the female members to so
considerable extent for effectiveness
that he who said. "If It were not for
woman, Christianity would die out In
one century," had no little Justifica
tion for bis remark. So far as the
female deputation is concerned. It may
bave any business or no business at
all: that Is a secondary matter.' The
women have come to talk, and talk
Brother BIffklns and to old Sister Blff
klns and to BIffklns' daughter Peg, as to
the young and Interesting Mis. Flora
De Luce, who with her rich papa aud
fashionable mamma, look. In on the
menagerie a moment from the door.
But If the sociable Is a delusion and
snare, what shall be said of the do
nation party? Not all preachers are
compelled to endure this form of legal
ized robbery, but those who are, after
one Infliction, never cease their suppli
cations to be delivered from another.
The principle of the donation party is
that of rendering assistance to the
pastor, that Is to say, of assumlug a
wonderful amount of generosity by
pretending to make blm a present of
that to which he Is Justly entitled;
practically, the benefits are mostly on
the other side. The rtonators bring a
variety of articles, Including many
which the pastor and bis family gen
erally neither need nor waut, eat up a
month's supply of provisions, have as
good a time as they can and depart
with satisfied consciences, believing
that they bave discharged a debt and
duty at the same time, and, In addi
tion, have conferred material benefits
on their beloved shepherd. They are
well-meaning people; they think they
are doing right.
The city preacher's life is enlivened
most brightly when there Is a wed
ding. It Is true he does not derive
much benefit from tbe occasion, for by
usage Immemorial all wedding fees go
to the preacher's wife, but accordiug
to tbe Scriptures tbe preacher and the
preacher's wife are one, so after all
the fee is generally expended where It
will equally benefit both. A "swell"
: fj, Nf Ft')
ne roKooT his .eruox.
they will, though the heavens fall. Tbe
preacher knows they are coming of
course they could nut keep that fact
to tbemselvet and It generally p re-
would sy ni pa-1 pared for them; the preparation. In this
case, commonly amounting n a deter
mination to do whatever they want
done, and to do it quickly, too, with
out making the .lightest objection.
Therefore, when the feminine contln-
only, for be think, that gent marches In with color, flying.
should be ready-witted baud playing and bayonets flxed, the
The distome remains there until the
following summer. At tbe beginning
of tbe season the pearl loses Its polish,
decays and falls to pieces. There may
remain only a gelatinous mass, and
these are known as gelatinous pearls.
The parasite then resumes Its active
life, reproduces Its kind, and the young
distomes become in tbelr turn encysted,
forming new pearls.
There are pearls that escape their
physiological fate, and may grow to
larger size because their distomes are
dead, killed by another parasite, or be
cause they are sterile.
So the most beautiful pearl Is noth
ing but the brilliant tomb of a worm.
But tbe con
His official
glance took measure of the boy. whose
back was turned to the aisle and w ho
was staring at the landscape through
greasy finger-mark, with which he bad
decorated the window.
"I shall bave to ask you for a ticket
for that boy, ma'am."
"I think not."
"He's too old to travel free."
"That's all right"
"He occupies a whole seat and the
car Is crowded."
"That's the fault of the road, not
"And there are people standing up."
"Well, that', not my affair."
"See here, ma'am, I haven't time to
argue the matter!"
"It wouldn't do you any good to argue
It with me."
"You'll have to pay for that boy."
"I never bave yet, and I'm not going
to begin now."
"Don't you expect to begin some
"That, not the question now."
"If you haven't had to pay for him
you've been mighty lucky, or else you
don't do much traveling."
"Oh, yes; I travel about six month,
a year."
"You'll bave to pay for him. ma'am,
or I shall be obliged to put him off."
"That won't help you to get my
money out of me."
"You know what the rules of the
road are, ma'am."
"No, I never read them."
"How old is that boy?"
"I don't know. I never saw him be
fore. You'd better ask the old gentle
man who's asleep three seats up. They
got on together at Beckenham street."
iRuceenor to K. L. Smith,
ittabliihed Hohm in lb valley .)
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
Thi. old-established lionse will con
tinue to pay cash lor all it. goods; it
pavs no rent; it employ, a clerk, but
doe. not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customer,
in the way of reasonable price..
Mr. Roosevelt Tendered Liquid
fresh ments to Chief Oflicers.
To his other qualifications as a popu
lar man President Roosevelt adds a
fondness for a good-natured Joke. A
Washington correspondent recalls this
amusing Incident of the time when the
President was Assistant Secretary of
the Navy:
Tbe squadron haC been out for two
days at target-practice, and the chief
officers had been Invited on board the
flag-ship as the guests of Mr. Rouse
volt. The conversation on marine top
ics was long, and for some time there
had been a clearing of throats and a
significant exchange of glances. Mr.
Roosevelt took the bint.
"Will you step luto the cabin aud
huve some tea?" he said.
The movement. toward the cabin was
prompt and unanimous. There. In the
center of a great table, rested a punch-
mil1 MwM mWP
Mourned After Waterloo Because He
Had Lost His Dearest Friends.
Mrs. Charles Bagot. In ber new book
entitled "Links with the Past" gives
gome Interesting glimpse, of the Duke
of Wellington and bis kind heart, as
well as an amusing and Impressive rec
ord of the confidence which the people
of that time bad In the great soldier.
"The duke came Into Lady West
morland's opera box, when I was sit
ting. Lady Westmorland reminded
him that by my recent marriage I bad
become bis great-ulece. He spoke very
Indly to me, took ray band and kept
: throughout tbe act My husband
said to me afterward:
'Why did you not speak to the
'I could not, was all I could say. I
bad beeu brought up with such intense
admiration of him by my father and
uncles that I was struck dumb. I sim
ply felt that I wa. sitting hand in hand
with the savior of England and Europe."
A. an instance of tbe confidence tbe
duke's presence Inspired, Lady Morn-
lngton tells the story that when firing
was beard In Brussels (where she wa.
staying) at the opening of the Battle ot
Waterloo, .he went to wake her maid.
woman called Flnlay. The woman
merely sat up In her bed and said:
Is the duke between us and the
French army, my lady?"
"Yes, Flnlay."
"Oh, then, my lady, I shall lie dowa
and go to sleep again."
Lady Morulngton says further that
when she first saw the duke at Brus
sels after the battle and congratulated
him, be put bis face between bis baud
to hide hi. tear, and said:
'Oh, do not congratulate me! I bavt
lost all my dearest friends!"
When tbe duke waB told of the death
of Alick Gordon be shed tears.
wedding usually brings In a very hand
some return for tbe outlay of bralu
force and labor, but there Is another
variety of knot-tying with which every
parson Is more or less familiar that
of the quiet couple who waut no show
or parade, but simply want to be mar
ried. So they get a license and go to
bowl of magnificent proportions, filled
nearly to the brim with a liquid a shade
darker than amber. In Its center float
ed - . Island of Ice. Sprays of mint ex
tended their slender leaves over It.
brim, and pieces of lemon and other
fruits f "itod on the surface of the cool
and tempting flood.
the Drencher's bouse, and lay the case Tbe old commodore, with the color
before niul. inere IS UOUUUy HI umuc : ui lue uu uu uis tun? ouu iuc wijuvob
but the cook, so the cook Is called In of tbe desert In his throat, turned eager
for a witness, and tbe marriage cere- ly toward this oasis. He stirred tbt
mony Is performed a. well as the par-, ladle lovingly In the bowl, while others
son can afford to do It In his mental gathered about him. He held his glass
uncertainty as to the matter of fees, i filled to the brim, between bis eye and
He may get from nothing at all up to tlie suuiigbt that came in tnrougn tne
$5- the chance, are that $2.50 will be cabin window, and the clatter and clink
considered about the proper figure by ! of glasses sounded through the cablu
the eroom, who, after Inquiring, with a. each officer filled to the occasion,
some Dernlexlty. what tbe preacher i With an air of contentment and an
Is eolne to charge, produce, the sum tlclpated Joy the commodore brought
he had mentally appropriated for the the glass to bis lips. Then, as all lift
nuiDose sometimes In quarter, and ' ed tbelr glasses to follow bis example,
halves, from two or tnree pocueis anu a nu oi uniuuiBuim-ui mseu over uu
hands It over, eyeing It the while, as
though mentally calculating tbe other
use. In which it could more profitably
be employed.
But all other cheering lncldeut. In
tbe life of the parson are thrown Into
tbe .hade by a revival in hi. church.
This, with It. stirring services, the
busy preparations made necessary by
frequent sermons and exhortations,
naturally dwarf, almost Into insignifi
cance, all tbe other pleasure, that
come within bi. sphere. A revival
mean increased membership.
meant success; success mean, en
face. His hand trembled, and the glass
jlmost fell to tbe table.
"Be blowed If It ain't tea!" he gasped.
And, Indeed, that I. just exactly what
It was.
"Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Edward Terry tells of a pretty Inci
dent which occurred during one of hi.
tour.: "Do yoa know what I consider
the most glowing tribute I ever re
ceived? The compliment came from
child. There wa a crowded bouse
tUlg ' an Intent .odience and humor bad. for
tbe Instant given place to patnos. rou
hanced reputation and probably oppor- ; ""I?" nave nearu a m urop. ana
,,nm fn, wider usefulness. In a 1 felt the tension of tbe house wa a
.,- i. th en,i tar which ' breaking point The Intense .Hence
h. law. .11 the vear round, and with ! wa. broken by a childish voice-, girl
Its attainment is realized the highest -who. turning to her parent asked In
mM...M nf satisfaction of which the a broken voice: 'Father. I. It "
measure of satisfaction of which the
clerical heart la capable. St Louis
Government Reindeer In Alaska.
Government now owns a large cum
ber of reindeer In Alaska. They wer
taken there for service in transports
t. .. I . . MB1 M I inland Una
of Woma. iiioi nun m ihiii. j n, uri
rearla are the product of decay. A ' the north pole a tnci cam posse
French naturalist says, in Cosmos, ' slon. lie.
enough to go ahead with a few re- I wise preacher stands np. listens to the
that tbe free pearls found In the com
mon pearl bearing mollusk are little
mark, even if bit sermon was a mile" reading of the inevitable preamble and tomb, surrounding tbe bodies of tbe
away on hit study table. j set of resolution, declare, that tbe
He find, himself also able to extract , movement ba. hi. cord'jl support that
omt degree of asnusemeot from even . he will do all be can to forward tt
marine worms known as distome. dur
ing a particular stage of tbelr life,
in tb month of August certain mol-
Compositor must be Jolly good fel
lows, for tbey are always setting 'em
If a mother will not see any wrong
la ber ton. the law may have to.
Davenport Bros.
Are running tbeir two mills, planer and boi
factory, snd esn all orders (er
Boxes, Wood
and Posts
Dalles, Portland & Astoria
Navigation Co.
And continuing nntil March 1, 1902,
this company will have but one steamer
running between The Dalles and Port
land; leaving The Dalle. Monday.
Wednesday and Friday, aud Portland
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Regulator, Dalles Gty, Reliance.
Another New York Landmark
Muat Pass Out of Sight.
Many old landmarks of New
are disappearing rapidly, and
Cblckering Hall, where so many dis
tinguished men and women bave trod
Its spacious platform In the twenty-six
years or so of Its existence, must go.
The property has been sold for fUOO,-
000, aud an eleven-story building is to
be erected on tbe site. Cblckering hall
baa been an Important auditorium for
more than a quarter of a century. The
opening concert there was given by
Von Bulow, tbe pianist, followed by
Ole Bull and Emma Tbursby. Famous
singers that have appeared there were
Anna Louise Cary, Clara Louise Kel
logg, Brlgnoll, Campanlnl, and, In fact
nearly all the lyrical star, that were
In this country up to a few years ago.
Eminent lecturers that bave discoursed
to Immense audiences included Henry
Ward Beecher, T. Dewltt Talmage,
Wendell Phillips, John B. Gough, Can
n Kingsley, Charles Dickens and
George Augustus Sala. Many art
teles have been held in the old ball,
the most important being the Morgan
.ale In the spring of 1881, at which
priceless pictures were sold. Chlcker1
Ing ball Is very large, and, at 18th
street and 5tb avenue. Is iu a central
and convenient situation. Commerce
Is drawing art out of lower Fifth ave
nue and It I. only a question of time
when even Carnegie hall, at 57th street
will be "downtown."
No matter how widely tome people
travel, tbey remain provincial, and
hold tbe village they live In as tbe
starting-point of all knowledge. A pri
Tate soldier once Introduced himself to
Lincoln a the brother of tbe man who
gave the Fourth of July oration In To
peka. An Andover clergyman I laid
to bave fixed the town he hailed from
with equal precision.
He was present at a gathering of
noted scholars aud professor. In Berlin.
A distinguished German philologist
just Introduced to blm. asked what
part of America be came from.
-Aadover." said the clergyman. wltS
proud confidence.
"Eh? Where I AndoverF
"Next to Tewksbury." replied tbt
The Dalles-Portland Route
Sir. "Tahoma,"
Bstwttn Psrtlind, Tht Dalits an. Waf Point
Leaves Portland Mondays, Wednesdays ind
Fridsvt at 7 a. m. Arrival Th Dalles,
day, 6 p. m.
Leaves Tne miles I nmaayi, i nurarcayi in i
Ssturdays, 7 a. m. Arrives Portland, asms day,
4 p. m.
This routs has tbe grandest soenlc attractions
on earth.
Sir. "Bailey Gatzort,"
Dally Round Trips, except Sunday.
Leave PorUsnd...7 a.m. I Leave Astoris.....7 s.m.
Lsndlnc snd office, loot ot Alder street. Both
phonn, Main 861, Portland, Or.
K. W. CRICHTON, Agent, Portland.
JOHN M. Fll.LOUN, Agent, The Dalles.
A. J. TAYLOK, Agent, Astoria.
J. C. WYATT, gent, Vancouver.
WOLFOKD A WYEK8, Agts., Whits Sslmos.
. U1LBKKTH, Agent, Lyle, Ws
R.B. I
Agouti at Hood Rlvtr
.o a Mo
Shout Line
and union Pacific
"I see this boe pinches you a trifle."
courteously ventured tbe salesman to
tbe lady who bad crowded a No. 7 foot
Into a No. 5 patent leather.
-Sirl" tbe exclaimed, tearing It on.
"How dare yon talk to me In that Im
pudent manner!-
It was thus that tbe firm lost a rnt
tomer and th salesman a Job.-Obi
Slate Journal
alt Lake, Denver,
Chicago pt. Worth, Omaha, Portland
special Kanasi City, St. Special
11:26. aa. lina.Chicsgoand ls06. ia.
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IpoksM ton, Spokane, Milt- Portland
Flyer iieapolla.St. Paul, Plrtr
1:2) (.n, Duliith. Villwao- ii.wu
Bait Lake, Denver,
Mall an4 Ft. Worlh, Omaha, Malt a
tipreas Kama City, St. Kipreat
ll;ip. ss. Loula.Calcaaoand 1.42a. aa.
raoa portlahd.
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subject to change
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