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BY THE DUCHESS.
CHAPTER VI. ( Continued. )
"A little , I confess. A strange ac
knowledgment , you will say for a man
who has spent his seasons regularly
In London for a number of years ; but
BO it is. Circumstances alter cases ,
\ you know , and I have a fancy to see
Miss Mabel and Miss Sylverton , and
and you in ball costume. "
"You cannot Imagine anyone half BO
charming as I look In mine , " said Miss
Trevanlon , with gay audacity ; "in fact
the other two you mentioned are 'no
where , ' when I appear. And , if you
don't believe this statement , you may
judge for yourself the night after next.
So that Js why you are thinking a lit
tle about it eh ? "
"I would think a great deal about
it if I dared. For instance , I would
never cease dreaming of it from the
moment until then , if you would only
promise me the first waltz. "
"But , at that rate , consider how stu
r-A pidly insipid you would be for the next
two days. I would not have it on my
conscience to be the means of reducing
you to such a state of imbecility. And ,
beside , you don't deserve anything at
my hands , as you have not told me the
'something else' you spoke of when
we first met at the cottage. "
"Perhaps If I told you you would be
angry , " he said.
"What should there be in your
thoughts to cause me anger ? " she
answered and just a degree of the
Sight buoyancy that had been animat
ing her voice ever since they began
( their walk faded out of it , and did not
i "Well , then , as I stood at the cottage
door before entering I heard Mrs ,
Dempsey tell you of a report she had
heard a report that gave you in mar
riage to Lord Lyndon. I was thinking
of that when you first spoke to me , and
pondering " He stopped abruptly ,
and , turning looked at her with eyes
full of wild entreaty. "Tell me" he
said , almost fiercely , "is it true ? "
They were inside the gates of King's
Abbott by this time and were rapidly
Hearing the house. Already the grand ,
beautiful old mansion appeared at in
tervals , gray and stately , through the
intersecting branches of the lime trees
beneath which they walked. Miss Tre-
vanion's face had subsided from its
expression of gay insouciance into its
usual settled look of haughty impene
trability and , gazing at her , Denzil
lelt his heart grow cold and dead with
in his breast , as hope fled and dull
despair crept into fill its vacant place.
"By what right do you dare to ques
tion me on such a subject ? " she asked ,
her voice low but quick with anger.
And he answered , with aad truthful
ness "By none. I have no right. "
1 After which they continued their
walk in utter silence until the hall
door was reached , when , drawing back
to allow her free entrance , he said ,
with a faint trembling in his tones :
"And about that waltz , Miss Tre-
.vanion may I have it ? "
"No , " she answered with cold dis
tinctness "I have almost promised it
to another , " and went past him into
the house without further look or
The ball was over and Mabel had
gone to her sister's room to discuss the
events of the evening.
"It was a delicious evening , wasn't
it ? " began Mabel , enthusiastically set
tling herself comfortably opposite her
sister's fire. s
"Very like all balls , I think , " Miss
Trevanion answered "a mixture of
bad dancing , unhealthy eating , and
time-worn compliments a little sweet
ness and no end of biitterness. "
"Then you didn't enjoy yourself ? "
said Mabel , with disappointment in
"Oh , yes , I did , immensely. Can
anything be pleasanter , more heart-
stirring , than to hear your own prais
es sounded until long after midnight ,
all in the same drowsy tone ? "
"Of course , you refer to Lord Lyn
don. Then why did you dance so
much with him ? "
"To see how much of him I could en
dure to see how much wretched danc
ing and idiotic nonsense I could put up
.with during one evening , I suppose.
( Besides" with a mocking laugh
"have you forgotten , my dear Mabel ,
what an excellent thing it would ba if
Xiord Lyndon should be graciously
pleased to bestow upon me his hand
and ah ! fortune ? Just fancy what
a blessing it would bo to the family
a real live lord as son-in-law , brother-
in-law and husband !
"Nonsense , Mildred ; don't talk like
that. I hate to hear such speeches. A
title is all very well , but it doesn't
make up for everything ; and you
would be the last girl in the worl < i to
sell yourself to any man. "
"The very last perhaps ; but who can
say what may happen ? " Miss Tre-
vanion said , dreamily.
"Of course you would be , " Mabel
r acquiesced , cheerily. "And now , talk
ing of dancing , it is most unfair of
you to stigmatize all the dancing to
night as bad. Why , Denzil Young * is
an excellent dancer. "
"I didn't dance with him , " Mildred
said , coldly ; and then , after a slight
pause , "He Is not in love with you
then , after all , Mabel ? "
"In love with me ! " echoed Mabel.
-Well , that's the calmest thing I have
'Y ever heard ! Surely , my dear Mildred ,
you would not require any poor man
to bo in love with' two sisters at once : "
" ' " said Mil
"I don't understand you ,
"Don't you ? I should have thought
his infatuation for aaoher member of
this household was pretty apparent by
this time. "
"I hope he is not in love w'th me ,
if that is what you mean , " Mildred ex
claimed , with some show of irritation.
"Why ? " demanded Mabel.
"Because , should he ask me to marry
him which is a most unlikely thing to
occur , " said Mildred in alow voice
"I should refuse. "
"Well , I think you might do a great
deal worse than marry him , " "the
queen" declared , emphatically. "And
how you could compare him for one
moment with that insipid earl I can
not imagine a creature who dreams
of nothing , I do believe , from morning
to night beyond his horses and the cor
rect treatment of his pug. Now Den
zil , on the contrary , though quite as
much up in horseflesh as my lord is ,
has the good breeding to suppress his
knowledge in the drawing-room at all
"There , there if it has come to
'breeding , ' we won't follow up the
subject , " interrupted Miss Trevanion ,
impatiently. "I don't find it sufficient
ly interesting to care to watch for
daylight over it. Are you going to sit
up until dawn , Mabel ? Because I am
not ; and so I should advise you to
get to bed at once , unless you wish to
look like a ghost in the morning.
By the bye , that good-looking new ad
mirer of yours , Mr. Roy Blount , said
something to mamma about calling to
morrow , did he not ? "
"Yes I don't know. It is cruel of
me to keep you up like this , " stam
mered Mabel , with a faint blush , start
ing to her feet as she spoke ; "you are
looking quite pale and wan. I am
afraid , after all , Hilly , you found the
ball a bore ; and here have I been
teasing you about it. Good-night"
"Good-night , my darling , " returned
Miss Trevanion , suddenly , kissing ner
with rapid , unexpected warmth.
After this they separated for the
night and got to bed , and dreamed
their several dreams of joy or sorrow ,
as the case might be.
* * * * * *
Sir George and his wife , in their
room , at about the same time as the
foregoing conversation had been held ,
were having a few words together on
the same subject.
"Well , Carry. " said Sir George , "you
were wrong , I think , my love ; I don't
believe Denzil Younge is as much
taken with Mabel as you gave me to
understand , eh ? "
INO , but he is dreadfully in love with
Mildred , " his wife said.
"Well , nothing could be better. "
"Nothing could be worse , you mean. "
"Why ? "
"Because she will refuse him. "
"In the name of patience , for what ? "
demanded Sir George , explosively. "Is
it because he is rich , handsome , and
prosperous ? "
"No ; but simply because his father
has sold cotton. "
"Fiddle-de-dee ! " exclaimed Sir
George , with great exasperation , and
he strode up and down the room twice
with rapid , hasty footsteps. "Look
here , Carry , " he then said , "something
must be done. My affairs altogether
are in a very critical state ; Bolton told
me so in as many words the other day.
He said that I could not weather the
storm much longer that I had not , in
fact , a leg to stand on ( these were his
own words , I assure you ) that money
must be got somehow , and so on. And
where the deuce am I to get ready
money , do you suppose ? Every method
of procuring it that I know of has been
used up long ago. I see nothing but
absolute ruin staring me in the face.
And here is this willful girl actually
throwing away fifty thousand pounds
a year every penny of it ! "
By this time Sir George was greatly
excited , and was pacing up the carpet
and down again. Lady Caroline had
subsided into silent weeping.
"Well , well , there is no use in an
ticipating evils , " continued her hus
band , presently ; "perhaps who
knows ? affairs may brighten. "
"If she would even encourage Lord
Lyndon , " said Lady Caroline.
"Ay , just so , " returned Sir George ;
"but how she could throw over Younge
for such a heavy substitute as Lyndon
passes my comprehension. Besides ,
Lyndon's rent-roll is barely twenty
thousand a year not even half the ,
"Still. I think that would do very
nicely , " put in Lady Caroline , meekly.
"If she could only be induced to look
kindly on any one , I should be satis
"So should I , so long as the 'some
one' had Denzil's money , " observed Sir
George , and went back to his dressing-
The Younges' visit was drawing tea
a close. Nearly a month had elapsed
since their arrival , and Mrs. Younge
began to speak seriously of the day
that should see them depart This she
mentioned with regret a regret audi
bly shared in by most of the young
Trevanions , with whom the elder pair
and Denzil were immense favorites.
Sir George , too , seemed sorry at the
prospect of so Boon losing his old
schoolfellow , while. Lady Caroline ,
glancing at the son-in-law whom she
would EO gladly have welcomed , sighed
a disappointed sigh with all sincerity.
"Wo must give a ball , or something ,
before their departure , " whispered Sir
George to his wife ; and , after much
arguing , the "something , " in the shape
of tableaux vlvanta , with a dance after
ward , won the day.
When at length the night arrived ,
King's Abbott was in a state of con
fusion impossible and hopeless to de
scribe , the most remarkable feature in
the whole case being that nobody
seemed in a proper frame of mind , the
spirits of all being either too high or
too low to suit the part allotted them ,
so that a sensation of mingled terror
and delight prevailed through every
dressing room in the house.
There had been numerous Meetings
and rehearsals , for the most part pleas
urable , although here and there dis
putes had arisen about trifles light as
air , and everything had been arranged
on the most approved principles.
The guests were assembled in the
drawing-room , facing the folding-
doors , behind which , in a small back
apartment , the stage had been erected.
Already were the younger members of
the audience showing evident signs of
impatience , when the doors were
thrown open , the curtain rose , and in
the center of the stage Mildred Tre
vanion as Marguerite stood revealed.
Denzil who begged hard to be al
lowed to withdraw from the entire
thing , but whose petition had been
scoffed at by Mabel and Miss Sylverton
as Faust , and Lord Lyndon as Mephistopheles -
phistopheles , enlivened the back
ground. Mildred herself , with her long
fair hair , plaited and falling far below
her waist , with the inevitable flower
in her hand with which she vainly
seeks to learn her fate , and with a soft
innocent smile of expectation on her
lips , formed a picture at once tender
and perfect in every detail. At least
so thought the spectators , who , as the
curtain fell , concealing her from their
view , applauded long and heartily.
After this followed Miss Sylverton
and Charlie in the "Black Brunswick-
er , " and Mabel and Roy Blount as
Lancelot and Elaine , which also were
much admired and applauded.
Then came "The United Kingdom , "
when Frances Sylverton , as "Ire
land , " undoubtedly carried off the
crown of victory. Perhaps altogether
Miss Sylverton might have been termed
the great success of the evening.
The tableau terminated with a scene
from the court of Louis XIV , the dress
es for which , as for most of the others ,
were sent from London.
After the tableaux followed a ball ,
to effect a change of raiment for which
soon caused the rapid emptying of the
Denzil , who scarcely felt in humor
for balls or any other sort of amuse
ment just then , passed through the
library door which opened off the late'
scene of merriment , and sunk wearily
into an arm-chair.
He was feeling sadly dispirited and
out of place amidst all the gayety sur
rounding him ; a sense of miserable
depression was weighing him down.
His one thought was Mildred ; his one
deep abiding pain , the fear of hearing
her engagement to Lyndon openly ac
For the past week this pain had been
growing almost past endurance , as he
witnessed the apparently satisfied man
ner in which she accepted his lord
ship's marked attentions. He hated
himself for this fatuity this mean
ness , as it appeared to him that com
pelled him to love and long for a wom
an who showed him plainly every hour
of the day how little she valued either
him or his devotion. Still he could
not conquer It
As these thoughts rose once more
unbidden to his mind and took posses
sion of him , he roused himself deter
minedly , and getting up from his chair
threw out his arms with a quick im
pulse from him. as though resolved
upon the moment to be free.
( To be continued. )
FUTURE SEAS SPEED.
Kffiiciency of Steam Power Afforded by
the Turbine System.
Prof. Thurston , the greatest living
authority on the steam engine , has re
cently given it forth as his opinion
that the steam turbine of the Parsons
or De Laval type combines within it
self the greatest simplicity and the
highest thermal efficiency of any form
of steam power. Such a statement as
this from an authority of the weight
of Prof. Thurston must be somewhat
disconcerting to Mr. Thorneycroft and
others , who have staked their reputa
tion on the inherent superiority of the
reciprocating engine. When we add
to Prof. Thurston's declaration the fact
that the Parsons Marine Steam Tur
bine company has contracted for a riv
er steamer 250 feet long for Clyde ser
vice , and that they are contemplating
the construction of a large deep-sea
boat , the prospect of the new means
of marine propulsion exemplified in the
Turbinia and the Viper would seem to
have a brilliant future. But there is
another side of the picture. Supposing
that , in face of a multitude of current
predictions , an oceanic turbine vessel
would be so economical as to have
room for cargo during her voyage , as
well as coal , and be able to thra-sh
her way across the Atlantic at the
speed threatened us in the near future ,
would the rivets of the vessel stand the
strain of the concursive force implied
in forcing a vessel through seas at the
rate of even thirty knots an hour ? Ex
perienced marine sages say that no
vessel could be built that would hold
together under such conditions. Lon
Laziness begins with cobwebs and
ends in chains.
"THE UPLIFTING POWER OF RELIGION
LIGION- THE THEME.
"Her "Ways Are 1V ys of Fleasantnesft"
From the Book of I'roverbi , Chapter
III , Verso 17 The Sunshlno of tbo
Christian Life Self Denial.
( Copyright. 1901 , by Louis Klopsch. N. Y. )
Washington , April 14. In this dis
course Dr. Talmage sets forth religion
as an exhilaration and urges all people
to try its uplifting power ; text , Pro
verbs iii , 17 , "Her ways are ways of
You have all heard of God's only be
gotten Son. Have you heard of God's
daughter ? She was born in heaven.
She came down over the hills of our
world. She had queenly step. On her
brow was celestial radiance. Her voice
was music. Her name is Religion. My
text introduces her. "Her ways are
ways of pleasantness , and all her paths
are peace. " But what is religion ? The
fact is that theological study has had
a different effect upon me from the ef
fect sometimes produced. Every year
I tear out another leaf from my theology
elegy until I have only three or four
leaves left in other words , a very
brief and plain statement of Christian
An aged Christian minister said :
"When I was a young man I knew ev
erything. When I got to be 35 years
of age , in my creed I had only a hun
dred doctrines of religion. When I got
to be 40 years of age , I had only 50
doctrines of religion. When I got to
be 60 years of age , I had only ten doc
trines of religion , and now I am dying
at 75 years of age , and there is only
one thing I know and that is that
Christ Jesus came into the world to
" I have noticed
save sinners. And so
ticed in the study of God's word and
in my contemplation of the character
of God and of the eternal world that
it is necessary for me to drop this part
of my belief and that part of my be
lief as being non-essential , while I
cling to the one great doctrine that
man is a sinner and Christ is his Al
mighty and Divine Savior.
Now , I take these three or four
leaves of my theology , and I find that
in the first place and dominant above
all others is the sunshine of religion.
When I go into a room , I'have a pas
sion for throwing open all the shut
ters. That is what I want to do this
morning. We are apt to throw so
much of the sepulchral into our relig
ion and to close the shutters and to
pull down the blinds that it is only
through here and there a crevice that
the light streams. The religion of the
Lord Jesus Christ is a religion of joy
indescribable and unutterable. Wher
ever I can find a bell I mean to ring
If there are any in this House this
morning who are disposed to hold on
to their melancholy and gloom , let
them now depart this service before
the fairest and brightest and the most
radiant being of all the universe
comes in. God's Son has left , the world
but God's daughter is here ! Give her
room. Hail princess of heaven ! Hail ,
daughter of the Lord God Almighty !
Come in and make this house thy
In setting forth this idea the domi
nant theory of religion is one of sun
shine. I hardly know where to begin ,
for there are so many thoughts that
rush upon my soul. A mother saw her
little child seated on the floor in the
sunshine and with a spoon in her
hand. She said , "My darling , what are
you doing there ? " "Oh , " replied the
child , "I am getting a spoonful of this
sunshine. " Would God that today I
might present you with a gleaming
chalice of this glorious , everlasting
gospel sunshine !
Snnshlno of Christianity.
First of all , I find a great deal of
sunshine in Christian society. I do
not know of anything more doleful
than the companionship of the mere
funmakers of the world the Thomas
Hoods , the Charles Lambs , the Charles
Mathewses of the world the men
whose entire business it is to make
sport. They make others laugh , but if
you will examine their autobiography
or biography , you will find that down
in their soul there was a terrific dis
quietude. Laughter is no sign of hap
piness. The maniac laughs. The hy
ena laughs. The loon among the
Adirondacks laughs. The drunkard ,
dashing his decanter against the wall ,
There is a terrible reaction from all
sinful amusement and sinful merri
ment. Such men are cross the next
day. They snap at you on exchange or
they pass you , not recognizing you.
Long ago I quit mere worldly society
for the reason it was so dull , so inane
and so stupid. My nature is voracious
of joy. I must have it.
I always walk on the sunny side of
the street , and for that reason I have
crossed over into Christian society. I
like their mode of repartee better. I
like their style of amusement better.
They live longer. Christian people , I
sometimes notice , live on when by all
natural law they ought to have died.
I have known persons who have con
tinued in their existence when the doc
tor said they ought to have been dead
ten years. Every day of their exist
ence was a defiance of the laws of
anatomy and physiology , but they had
this supernatural vivacity of the gos
pel in their soul , and that kept them
The Question of Self Dental.
I know there is a great deal of talk
about the lf-denials of the Christian.
I have to tell you that where the Chris
tian has one self denial the man of the
world has a thousand self denials. The
Christian Is not commanded to sur
render anything that is worth keeping.
But what does a man deny himself
who denies himself the religion of
Christ ? Ho denies himself pardon for
sin , he denies himself peace of con
science , he denies himself the Joy of
the Holy Ghost , he denies himself a
comfortable death- pillow , ho denies
himself the glories of heaven. Do not
talk to me about the self denials of
the Christian life. Where there is one
In the Christian life there are a thou
sand in the life of the world. "Her
ways are ways of pleasantness. "
Again , I find a great deal of religious
sunshine In Christian and divine ex
planation. To a great many people
life is an inexplicable tangle. Things
turn out differently from what was
supposed. There is a useless woman
in perfect health. There is an indus
trious and consecrated woman a com
plete invalid. Explain that. There Is
a bad man , with $30,000 of income.
There is a good man with ' $800 of in
come. Why is that ? There is a foe of
society who lives on , doing all the
damage he can , to 75 years of age , and
here is a Christian father , faithful in
every department of life , at 35 years
of age taken away by death , his fam
ily left helpless. Explain that. Oh ,
there is no sentence that oftener drops
from your lips than this : "I cannot
understand it. I cannot understand
Well , now religion comes in just at
that point with its illumination and its
explanation. There is a business man
who has lost his entire fortune. The
week before he lost his fortune there
were 20 carriages that stopped at the
door of his mansion. The week after
he lost his fortune all the carriages
you could count on one finger. The
week before financial trouble began
people all took off their hats to him as
he passed down the street. The week
his financial prospects were under dis
cussion people just touched their hats
without anywise bending the rim. The
week that he was pronounced insol
vent people just jolted their heads as
they passed , not tipping their hats at
all , and the week the sheriff sold him
out all his friends were looking in the
store windows as they went down past
All Is for the Best.
There are hundreds of people who
are walking day by day in the sublime
satisfaction that all is for the best , all
things working together for good for
their soul. How a man can get along
through this life without the explana
tion is to me a mystery. What ! Is
that child gone forever ? Are you nev
er to get it back ? Is your property
gone forever ? Is your soul to be bruis
ed and to be tried forever ? Have you
no explanation , no Christian explana
tion , and yet not a maniac ? But when
you have the religion of Jesus Christ
in your soul it explains everything so
far as it is best for you to understand.
You look off in life , and your soul is
full of thanksgiving to God that you
are so much better off than you might
be. A man passed down the street
without any shoes and said : "I have
no shoes. Isn't it a hardship that I
have no shoes ? Other people have
shoes. No shoes , no shoes ! " until he
saw a man who had no feet. Then he
learned a lesson. You ought to thank
God for what he does instead of
grumbling for what he does not. God
arranges all the weather in this world
the spiritual weather , the moral
weather , as well as the natural weath
er. "What kind of weather will it be
today ? " said someone to a farmer. The
farmer replied , "It will be such weath
er as I like. " "What do you mean by
that ? " asked the other. "Well , " said
the farmer , "it will be such weather
as pleases the Lord , and what pleases
the Lord pleases me. "
Oh , the sunshine , the sunshine of
Christian explanation ! Here is some
one bending over the grave of the
dead. What is going to be the consolation
lation ? The flowers you strew upon
the tomb ? Oh , no. The services read
at the grave ? Oh , no. The chief con
solation on that grave is what falls
from the throne of God. Sunshine ,
glorious sunshine ! Resurrection sun
A Tlaco for Study.
And geology ! What a place that
will be to study geology when the
world is being picked to pieces as
easily as a school girl in botanical les
sons pulls the leaf from tSte corolla !
What a place to study architecture ,
amid the thrones and the palaces and
the cathedrals St. Mark's and St.
Paul's rookeries in comparison.
Sometimes you wish you could make
the tour of the whole earth , going
around as others have gone , but you
have not the time , you have not the
means. You will make the tour yet ,
during one musical pause in the eter
nal anthem. I say these things for the
comfort of those people who are
abridged in their opportunities , those
people to whom life is humdrum , who
toil and work and toil and work and
aspire after knowledge , but have no
time to get it and say , "If I had the
opportunities which other people have ,
how I would fill my mind and soul
with grand thoughts ! " Be not dis
couraged , my friends. You are going
to the university yet. Death will only
matriculate you into the royal college
of the universe.
What a sublime thing it was that
Dr. Thornwell of South Carolina ut
tered in his last dying moments ! As
he looked up he said , "It opens ; it ex
pands , it expands ! " Or as Mr. Top-
lady , the author of "Rock of Ages , "
in his last moment or during his last
hours looked up and said , as though
he saw something supernatural ,
"Light ! " and then as he came on near
er the dying moment , his countenance
more luminous , he cried , "Light ! " and
at the very moment of his departure
lifted both hands , something supernat
ural in his countenance , as he cried ,
"Light ! " Only another name for sun
The Celestial I'rofeHilon.
And then I stand at the guto of tba
celestial city to HCC the processions
come out , and I sco a long procession
of little children , with their anna full
of flowers , and then I sec a procession ;
of kings and priests moving In celes
tial pageantry a long procession , but
no black tasseled vehicle , no mourn
ing group , and I say : "How strange
It is ! Where is your Greenwood ?
Where Is your Laurel Hill ? Where Is
your Westminster abbey ? " And they
shall cry , "There are no graves here. "
And then listen for the tolling of the
old belfries of heaven , the old belfries
of eternity. I listen to hear them toll
for the dead , but they toll not for the
dead. They only strike up a silvery
chime , tower to tower , cast gate to
west gate , as they ring out. "They
shall hunger no more , neither thirst
any more , neither shall the sun lighten
on them nor any heat , for the Lamb
which is in the midst of the throne
shall lead them to livng fountains oC
water , and God shall wipe away all
tears from their eyes. "
" Ob , unglove your hand , and give It
to me in congratulation on that scene !
I feel as If I could shout. 1 will shout.
Dear Lord , forgive me that I ever
complained about anything. If all this' '
is before us , who cares for anything
but God and heaven and eternal
brotherhood ? Take the crape off the
doorbell. Your loved ones are only ;
away for their health in a land am
brosial. Come , Lowell Mason ; come ,
Isaac Watts. Give us your best hymn
about joy celestial.
What is the use of postponing our
heaven any longer ? Let it begin now ,
and whosoever hath a harp , let her
thrum It , and whosoever hath a trum
pet , let him blow it , and whosoever
hath an organ , let him give us a full
diapason. They crowd down the air.
spirits blessed , moving in calvacade of
triumph. Their chariot wheels whirl
in the Sabbath sunlight. They come ! )
Halt , armies of God ! Halt , until wo1
are ready to join the battalion of
pleasures that never die !
Oh , my friends , it would take a ser
mon as long as eternity to tell the joys
that are coming to us. I just set open
the sunshiny door. Come In , all y
disciples of the world who have found
the world a mockery. Come in , all ye
disciples of the dance , and see the
bounding feet of this heavenly glad
ness. Come in , ye disciples of world
ly amusement , and see the stage where
kings are the actors and burning words
the footlights and thrones the spectac
ular. Arise , ye dead in sin. for this
is the morning of resurrection. The
joys of heaven submerge our soul. I
pull out the trumpet stop. In Thy
presence there is a fullness of joy ; at
Thy right hand there are pleasures for-
Blest are the saints beloved of God ;
Washed are their robes in Jesus'
Brighter than angels , lo , they shine.
Their glories splendid and sublime !
My soul anticipates the day.
Would stretch her wing and soar away ;
To aid the song , the palm to bear ,
And bow , the chief of sinners , there.
Oh , the sunshine , the glorious sun
Photographing jewelry as a means
of its protection is likely to become
popular now that the picture of a valu
able diamond brooch led to its recog
nition and recovery. But it is doubt
ful If there is one woman among ten
who owns costly jewelry that ever-
thought of taking this precaution. One
photographer who takes many pic
tures of women of wealth in New York
said the other day that few of them ever
had themselves photographed wearing
their jewelry , since it had become the
style to wear less jewelry than form
erly. He looked at random over half
a dozen portraits made recently , and
there was scarcely on any of their
originals jewelry that amounted to
more than a few hundred dollars in
value. Yet the majority of these wo
men own jewels worth thousands of
dollars. In England the custom of
wearing jewelry in photographs is
much more prevalent than it is in New
York. Pictures of English women of
wealth and position usually display
the entire contents of their jewelry
boxes , and their tiaras , stomachers
and necklaces are frequently conspicu
ous enough to be serviceable as a
means of identification were they
stolen , although thieves rarely dare
to keep such things intact for even
the briefest time. American women
owning valuable jewelry are not likely
to possess any photographs of it , unless
they were especially taken. And that
precaution has so far been observed
in few cases. New York Sun.
A Judge as nn Inventor.
Judge Waltner of Wapakoneta , 0. .
has distinguished himself by inventing
a hydraulic disappearing safe operated
on the principle of the disappearing
gun. The safe , controlled by hydrau
lic power , is lowered into a fifteen-foot
well at night. When it touches bottom
clockwork mechanism starts it toward
the top , which is reached about the
time it is wanted for business the next
morning. Judge Waltner does not
think robbers could accomplish any
thing by tunneling to the safe. The
judge has applied for a patent , but
what if the machinery should be de
ranged some night and the safe left
at the bottom of the well ?
A new military law of Peru makes
every citizen liable to compulsory ser
vice from 19 to 50 years. The army
has five classes , the regular , supernu
merary , first reserve , second reserve
and the national guard.
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