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Text: "And h gnthered them together In
a place called in the H"row tongue, Arma
geddon.'' llov. xvl., li).
Meglddo Is the uane of a mountain that
looks itiuvu upon Esdrrolon, the greatest
battlefield thnt the world has ever seen.
Thore liHrak fought tlie Cunannhesi there
Gideon foUL'lit the Mldlaniteg; there Joslah
fought the invading Egyptians. The whole
f elon stauds fr baitlo, and the Armaged
don of my text borrows Its name from It,
sad Is h'TO used, not geographically, but
figuratively, while sotting forth the Idea
that there Is to I H n world's closing battle,
tlm greatest of nil battles, compared With
Which tlm conlllcts of this century and all
other centuries were InsignluVeut, because
of the greater number of aombatante en
pnieil, tne greater victory and the greater
defeat. The exact datn of that battle we do
not Know, mil the exact locality Is uuoer
tain, f inuv bo in Asia, Europe, Africa, or
America; bul the lact that suob a battle will
take place in as certain as God's eternal
rutli. Win n I use tlm suoerlnttve degree In
rogard to I hut coining conflict, I do not forgot
that there havo h-en wars all along on
i-tiipendous sen.e. As when at Marathon Mil
Hades brought on his men, not la ordinary
inarch, but iu lull run, upon the horse
men of Persia an 1 the black arohers of
Ethiopia, and sevtered them, ami crying,
Bring lire! Bring lire!" set Into flame the
ships of tlm invader As when Pliiarroover
enine Peru, As when l'lillip the Second
triumphed over Portugal. As when the Huns the (i.iths. As wh"ii three hundred
Spiii!nu Micnliecd themsoives at Thermo
pylae. A- when the fanhagenlans took Ag
rigeniipii. As when Alexander headed the
Macedonian phalanx. As when Hannibal In
va led lta'v. lia'.tlo of Hastings! Battle of
Yiiiiev! 1' ilt ! of Arbela! llaitle of Tours!
Untile of lloro Mu"! Ila'.tle or Lucknowl Bat
tle of s-i!Vrii! Battle of Font enoy where
10 i.or.i) were sla'n! Battle o' Chalons whore
8 O.OiiC with massacred! Battle of Herat
when Genghis Khan destroyed 1,600,000
lives! Latilo of Neishar where 1.747.000
went down to death! 1,810,0' 0 slain at Xroyl
Anil A' battles, too near us now to
ullo .v n to appreciate their awfttl grandeur
Hnd significance, except you who were there,
lacing the North or facing tlm South! But
all the butl!' s I hnve uitnied put together
will m t in numbers enlisted, or fierce-ue.-.,
or pan .leur, or triumph, or rout, the
nii'iiiiir Ainiaueil.bin contett. Whether It
i-hull b. fought will) printers' typo or keen
steel, whether I y biain or muscle, whether
by pun nr carbine, whether by booming can
non or (hun ters of Christianeloqiience, I do
not know, and vou n ay take what .1 say as
IWtirativoor literal, but taka as certain what
hi. John, In his v.siou on the rocks of the
Grecian, is pleased to oall "Ar
maguddnn." My sermon will first mention the regiments
that will be enwr 'ged In the confliet; then
will say fcomothlng ot the eommanders on
both bides: and then speak of tho battle
lt.-e'r an I the trenmndnus Issues. Begin
ij ins' with those who will fl' t on the wrong
sM, 1 first inentlou the Reglmen'-t Dia
bolic, lit this very chapter from which my
text is taken we are told that the spirits ol
devils 'will bo tliero. How many millions
ot them no one can tell, for thf stiitietloa of
tils) tntiuii" lo:nliiliinn have never been re-porl-il
and the roll of that host has never
on i anli been called; but from the direful,
and continental, and p anetary work they
have already done, and the faot that every
man ami woman ind child on earth has a
tempter, there must beat least sixteen hun
dred millions of ev I spirits familiar with
our world. 1'ernaps as many more are en
gaged ou especial enterprises of abomina
ti'in a:iiiiig tho Nations and empires of the
earth. B -ido that there must be an Incon
ceivable nuinjor of inhabitants In realms
piiii'l-'iivmiae, slaying there to keep the
art'at capitals ot sin going from age to age.
iauy ot them onee lived In heaven, but
engaging in conspiracy to put Satan on the
throne, they were, huried out an I down, ana
Iboy tiro now among the worst tnugs of the
universe. Having been in three worlds,
Heaven, earth nu t hell, they have all the
idvantages of great experience. Their power,
their speed, tlmlr cunning, their hostility
wonderful beyond all htat-meutl Xn the Ar
mageddon they will, I doubt not, be present
In full array. They will have no reserve
corps, but a:l will be at the trout. There will
not ouiy be soldiers in that battle who oan
be seen and aimed at, but trocps Intangible
an I without corporeity, anil weapons may
Itrikeclcartlirough them withoutgivlngthem
burt. With what shout of deQnnoe will they
climb up the ladders of tire and leap from
the battlements o!itsh.9to9 Into the last cam
ealgnui boll! Taul, the bravest of nil men,
was Impressed with their ml.-ht for evil when
h said, " i'e wrestle not against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, and against
powers, and ngaiust the rulers of the dark
ness in this world, against spiritual wicked
ness in high pla tes." Oh, wnat an agitating
moment, when the ranks diahollo move up
and take their placos for couQIots iu the Ar
mngeiidon! Other regiments who will march Into the
fight will be the lleglmeiit Alcoholic. They
win ee ma te or tneorewers companies, dis
tillery owners and Honor dealers' assooin
lions, and the hundreds of millions ot their
Eat r ins. These millions of victims of aloo
ol j dim 1 by til ) mill ons of the victims of
arrucu, tlm H'irit twos Honor of China and
India, and Arabia, au l Egypt, and Ceylon,
ami 3 a in.
Other regiments on thnt wron? side will
bo made up of offender of nil sorts the de
frnuders.the li'iert tics, tlm dynanrtcrs, the
Aiinrvlil-is, the. oppressors aud the foes of
society, dm crimiuals of all Nations, by
whatuvor namo they are now called, or
hall llH'U be called. They may not beforo
mat nave openly taken sides, nut then tbey
will he compelled to take side-. With what, witli what violence, with what des
peration they will lull into line at the great
Armageddon! Is It not appalling, these
uncounted regiments ot the earth, to be
Joined by the uncounted regiments from
per litlou' Can any power eope with tbem?
E-pecially whim I ted you who their com
mander is, for so much in all wars depends
upon the ch eftain. Their leHiierwI I not
be a political n sdnt or a military "hap
pen so." liv latent, and adroitness aud
couMge, alio unceasing industry he has
come to th bad eminence. H - disputed the
throne of heaven witn tne Almighty, but
no one n is ever disputed the throne of eter
nal night with this monareh who will In the
last battle take the del I In person. Milton
calls htm Luci'er, Goethe oalis him Mephls
toiiho.cH, the Hebrew call J nirn Abaddon, the
Greek nails him Apollyou. He is the imper
sonation of all malevolence, of all oppres
sion, of all cruelty. The summing up of all
falsehood. In his makeup nothing bad was
left out and nothing good was put In, and
be is to be the Ueueral, the Commander-in-Chief
of a. I the forces on the wroug side of
the great Annageddou. He has ben In
mr battles than you Invo ever re ad about,
and he has gaine' more victories than have
ever been cclehrntfld in Ibis world. But I
guess this old warrior of Pandemonium
will not havo an un oisputed Held. I guess
there wbl be an army to dispute with his
forces. I nave mentioned the supreioaoy of
this world. I guess our troops wdl not
have to run when, on the day mentioned
iu mv text, a'.l the infernal batteries shall be
uulimbered. Wo have been reviewing the
troops diabolic. We have been measuring
the calibres o! their guns. We have been .
ambling mir ammunition wagons. Now
let look at tho forces to be marshalled In
the riii.iuteddon on the right side.
J'ir,t ot nil. I mention the Regiments
i i Ains! thai the subieot of demon-
oh.I'y seems better uuder-tood tban the
nilOeet of nimeiology. But the glorious
sp rits iiroun I ihe throne aud all the bright
immortals that II II the galleries and levels
of Hie universe are to take part In that last
the only reglmonts capable of meeting the
Regiments Plutonic To show you some- j
thing of an angel's power, I ask you to '
consider that Just one of them slew one
hundred and elghty-flve thousand ot Sen- '
naoherib's hosts In a night, and It is not a .
tough arithmetical question to solve, it one t
angel oan slay one hundred and elghty-flve
thousand troops In a night, how many oan j
Ave hundred millions of them slay? Tha
old Book says that ''They excel in
strength." It is not a colestlal mob, but a
discipled host, and they know their rank.
Cherablm, seraphim, thrones, principali
ties and cowers! And the leader of those
regiments in Michael the Archangel. David
saw Just one group of angels sweep past,
and tbey were twenty thousand charioted.
Paul, who in tha Gamallan college had his
faculties so wonderfully developed, con
fesses his Incapacity to oount them by say
ing, "Ye are oome to Mount Zion and an
Innumerable company of angels." If each
soul on earth has a guardian angel, then
there must be sixteen hundred million
angels on earth to-day. Beside that,
heaveu musjt be full ot angels, those who
stay there) not only the twelve angds who,
we are told, guard the twelve gates, but
those angels who help In the worship, and go
on mission from mansion to mansion, and
help to build the bosnnuas and enthrone the
hallelujahs and roll the doxologles of the
service that never ends. But they all. If re
quired, xill bn in the last fight between
holiness and sin. Heaven cont 1 afford to
adjourn, just one day, and empty all Its
temples, and mansions, and palaces, and
boulevards into that one battle.
The next regiments that I see marching
Into the fight will be the Regiments Ecclesi
astic. Aocordlng to the last aocouuts, and
practically only in the beginning of the gos
pel movement which proposes to take the
whole earth for God, t here are fur million
six hundred thousand Methodists, thrco
million seven hundred and twenty-live thou
sand Baptists, one million two hundred and
eighty thousand three hundred aud thirty-
three Presbyterians, one million two hundred
and thirty thousand Lutherans, aud six
hundred and forty tnoiisaiid Episcopalians.
But the present statistics of churches will b
utterly swamped whon, after all the great
denominations have done their best work,
the slowest of all tbe sects will have more
numbers than the present enrollment of all
denominations throughout Christendom. I
see them moving Into the ranks, carrying a
standard striped and starred; striped as sug
gesting Him by whose stripes we are hea e I,
and starred as with the promise that those
who turn many to righteousness shall shine as
the stars, forever and ever. Into that battle
ou our side will roll those mighty engine of
power, the printing presses of Christendom.
Into that bnttle will also move the mightest
telescopes, thnt shall bring the stars in their
courses to fight for our Go 1.
Again, tbe Regiments Elemental will come
Into that battle on the right side. The
winds! God showed what He could do with
them when tho splintered timbers of the
ships of tho Mpnnlsh Armada were strewn
on the rooks of Scotland, Norway and the
Hebrides. Tne waters! He showed what He
could do with tbem when He put tbe whole
earth under thnm, leaving it subaqueous one
hundred it d fifty days, The earthquakes!
Ho -bowed what Ha cou d do with thorn
when Ha let Caracas drop Into the open
mouth of horror and the islands of tbe sea
wout into entombment. The lightnings! 11 o
showed what He oould d with them when
He wrapped Mount Slnal In ilatne, and we
have all seen their flashing lanterns moving
with the chariots of themlduight hurricane.
All the Regiments Elemental will oome in our
-Ide in tho great Armageddon. Come and let
us mount and ride along the line, aud review
the troops of Emanuel, and find that the
Regiments Terrestrial and Celestial that come
into that battle on the right side are, as com
pared with those on the wrong side, two to
one, a hundred to one, a thousand to one.
But who is the Commander-in-Chief on
th e side? Splendid arm es have been
ruined, caught in traps, flung over precipices,
aud annihilated through the iuoompntence
or treachery of their general. Who com
mands on our side? Jehov.ih-Jireh' so
called in one place. "Captain of Salvation.
so-called in another place. King of kings.
Lord of lords. Conqueror of eonquerors.
His eye omuls dent. His arm omnipotent.
He will tnk- the lead. He will draw the
sword. Ho will give the command. And
when He plants His foot for the combat, the
foundations of the earth will quake, and
when He shall give the battle shout, all the
gates of hell will tremble.
But do not let us shout until after we have
seen the two armies olash In the last strug
gle. Oil, my soul! The battle of all time and
all eternity opens. "Forward!" "For
wnrdT'ls the command on both sides given
The long lines ot both armies waver, r.:
awing to and fro. Swords of truth aguiu-t
euglnes Infernal. Black horse cavalry of per
dition against white horse cavalry of heaven.
The redemption of this world aud the honor
of tre throve of God to vindicate, h w tre
mendous is the bBttle! Tho army of right
eousness seoais giving away; but no! It is
only a part ot the manoeuvre ot Ihe infinite
ll'ht. It it a den oy of the host oelestlal.
What a meeting In this field ot splendor
und wratb, of the angels, and of the
ainbollo, of bosnnna and blasphemy, of
song and ourse,of thedivlne and the satanlo.
The thunderbolts of the Almighty bur.-t
and blaze upon the foe. Boom! Boom!
I y the torches of lightning that illuminated
the scene I see that the crisis of tho Arma
geddon his come. It is tbe turning point
or this last battle. The next moment will
decide all. Ave! the forces of Apollyon
are breaking ranks. Seel See! TUey fly!
Some ou foot, some on wingt they tly.
Back over the battlements ot perdition they
go down with Infinite ora-h, nil tbe Regi
ments Diahollo! Back to tbe mountains
and oaves the armed hosts of eartb, crying
as they retreat to the rooks and mountains,
"Fall on nsand hide us from the faoc of Him
that sittetb upon the throne, and from
the wrnth of the Lamb, for tho great day
ot His wrath has come, and who shall be
able to stand." And while Apollyon, tbe
prisoner of war, Is being dragged in oualna
to his dungeon, and our Conqueror is re
mounting His throne, I look olt upon Ihe
battlefield, and amoug tbe slain I tlnd the
urcasses of Mohamiuedaulstn, and Pa pan
ism, and Atheism, and Inildelity, ami Dis
sipation, and Fraud, and multitudinous
Wrong, s'.rewing the plain, and I hear tho
angel that standeth In the sun crying in th
words of Revelation, to all the fowls tha:
fly In the midst of heaven tbe eagles, and
the vultures, and tbe hawks, and the alba
trosses "Come and gatbor yourselves to
gether unto the supper of the great God,
that ye mav eat the flesh of kings, and the
lleeh of captains, and the flesh of mighty
men, and the flesh ot horses, aud of them
that sit on them."
The nroDhoslo I Armageddon or the text
haS been fought, und Uhrlst and His follow
ers have Ton tbe day. The kingdoms of
this world have become the kingdoms of
our Lord and His Christ. All the Christian
workers of our tirao. you. my hearers, and
vou. mv readers, and all the Christian work
ers of all tbe ages, have helped on the
magnificent result, and tne victory is ours
as much as theirs. This moment inviting
all outsiders, through the ransomed blood of
the everlasting Covenant, to get into me
rauks of the conquerors, aud under the ban
ner ot our Leader, 1 shall not olose the
i-ervlee with piayer. as we usually no, nut
immediately give out the Moravian Hymu,
by James Montgomery, appropriate when
writteu in 1819, but more appropriate in
1806, and ask you, with full voices, as well
as with grateful hearts, to chant it.
See Jehovah s nauuer nirru,
8heathed;HiSRword; He speuks 'tlsdono
And the kingdoms of this world
Are tbe kingdoms of His Son.
A Funeral Floral Bicycle.
A floral bicycle was the funeral tribute
recently made by a Lewiston (Me.), hot
house lor bereaved cyclomumao trieuds of a
young man who bad lived near theie.
Onr Corn at Tera Cms.
Enormous quantities of American corn are
renorted to have urrlved at Vera Cruz, Mex-
Mrs. Laton's Tea,
depths of her big arm
chair, a smile lighting
up her line oUl fueo
that her white hair
framed with a crowu of
snow, Mrs. Harmon was
considering her nephuw
Andrew, a fine-looking youns fellow
of twenty-eight, who, for his part, was
considering the titaepieoe on the man
tle, whose hands were already woil
past 3 o'olook.
"Well, Andrew, uo you una m.v
elook every interesting?"
In some confusion tho young man
stammered an excuse, but tshu went
on: "Now, don't deny it, you
naughty fellow. You want to know if
your vieifc had lasted long enough lor ;
... , . .i i ;
you to take your aepnrmru iwjiuo.i
"Not at all, aunt. Your guess is
quite wrong, for I haven't tho slight
est intention of going yet. l"t why
do you keep a regular eun-diul lue
that in your drawing-room?"
"Perhaps because I was born so
long ago that it is I and not the clock
that is behind time. But ootno in
stead of criticising my drawing room,
tell me what you are going to do whon make," and tho young man stepped
you leave here." ' quickly into th next, room as tho op-
"In the first place I am not going I po-itodooi opened to admit the visi
to leave here for some time, but, when j tor ; th:oip,'h the slit Andrew could
I have wearied you with my preseuoo
nntil you cannot stand it uny louper,
it will be time for ma to go to Mrs.
Laton's tea."
"Mrs. Laton Pauline Laton?"
"The same. "
"Ah, yes, I need to see her some
time ago. She is a widow. I remem
ber her yaguely large woman,
dark "
"She is a blonde, aunt."
"Indeed? She used to be a bru
nette. And so you are sighing at tuo
feet of Mrs. Laton?"
"We are all sighing at her feet."
"She must enjoy it."
"Well, I rather think she does."
"Is it fun?"
"Yes, after a fashion. We are al
ways tho same little oirole of,
and then, besides Mrs. Laton, there's
a sister, a rather good-looking girl,
and a few other youn matrons una j
bachelor girls.'
"And what do you do besides look
at these women?'
"We take tea, we gossip aud we
"Ob, oh I"
"But, my dear aunt, one must do
something between 5 o'clock und din
ner." "Evidently, and flirting is what
you have found to do."
"It is a way to kill time."
'I soaroely know what you mean by
tbe term. Explain it to me."
"Oh, impossible. A definition for
the word has long been nought, but it
has not yet been found. But, given n
young woman tete-a-te with a young
man who is not a fool, aud I warrant
you it won't be long beforo you will
have a praotical demonstration. Flir
tation is a manner of being discreetly
indiscreet. To know how to rlirt is
no common accomplishment. It is a
veritable soieuce."
"And ia love a soienoe, too?"
"No, it is rather an art."
"And marrioge what is it?"
"Oh, that is philosophy."
"Indeed? at what ago does one at
tain this philosophy?"
"As late as possible."
"It seems to mo that at twenty
Ight "
"Aunt, aunt!" cried Andrew, spring
ing from his chair, "confess that vuu
are concocting some terrible plot.
You look as guilty as a conspirator."
Mrs. Harmon smiled a fine smileand
enjoyed for a moment the consterna
tion in her viottm's face. Then she
answered, after n pause :
"Yes, you are right. I wish to get
you married."
'In heaven's name, what have 1
done to you?" gasped the youug man,
with ooinic serionsuess ; and as the old
lady still smiled, he continued: "6eo
hero, aunt, I should never have sus
pected you of suoh a thing. You, a
woman of intelligence, a superior
woman, descending to tbe role ot
matchmaker I It is a terrible shatter
ing of my ideals."
"Oome, oome, my poor boy, do nol
tie so cast down. The girl is charm-
, ing, I assure yon.
j "Of oourse," Andrew bnrst out,
I "the girl is always obarming. Ob, 1
' gnow her; I can see her now; site
1 may not ho exactly pretty, but, as you
1 have said, she is oharmiug. She
dresses admirably, and makes all her
' own gowns. Sbn fctood at tho head of
her classes in school, nnd attends lec
tures now. Moreover, film has taken
cooking lessons and cau put up pre
serves. She plays the piano, hue
sings, she paints, and she has a ti ly
fortune in ber own right. Bah 1 No,
thousand times no 1 I do not want
this miracle of perlection. I know a
thing or two, aunt, even if 1 don't
look it, aud if I marry, I shall m irry
a woman who suits me, simply lor tlm
sole and unique reason that the does
suit me. But 1 know girls they are
all alike, nnd I know what they are
aud what tbey are worth. There isn't
one who suits mp, or can snit me, and
I t.liuli remain a bachelor."
"And you go to take oa at Mrs.
Lalon's," lnnraiured Mrs. Harmon
between lif r teeth, while a disturbing
expression came into her clear seeing
old eyes.
Under this ironical and even inquis
itorial look Anoruw lost couuteuance
a little ; he could not deny that to mut
riinouy ho preferred flirting with Mrs,
liu was pulling himself togethor to
reply, or rather to defend himself,
when the : treet door bell was beard,
"A culler, eh? Jsthis your recep
tion !uy, mint, rr do you, too, give
your mends tea nt 5 o'clock?"
"Tni lire impertinent, nephew. At
my a
....!.. .
woman docs not give o
o'clovlt . ilit'tiitions.' It is not even a
ca'ilei'. I nto mi re it is my little iriend
Kosumoiid, tbe 'churmiug girl' I spoke
"I "hull (ice then."
"Do you not wish even to flee her?"
"Never! Or, il you insist, I Khali
go into l his little nut roon and look
at her through the crack ot the door.
That is tho only concessions I shall
m.iko out the gracelul t-iluouette of a
young pill.
" lowilo you do, Mrs. Harmon?"
said thi) girl, as sho entered the room.
"I have brought back tbe little books
on the orphan nsvlutu that you lent
main mu. May I tt.iv a moment with
She continued to keop her baok to
ward Andrew, and he, now beginning
to net tired of the game, had about
cone 'I'li'cl that she must be fright
fully ugly.
"S t. i! dear, beside mo."
anl ir-lldwfiiu easily confrlved to
phic.i tlfefytn JuM opposite tha small
room ; an t tho youug man, approaoh
ing h:s eyo to the crack, was struck by
tho pivtly fiio ho beheld.
"iVell, Ko.vmion J, what are you do
ing iii'j..iays? Are you going out
miP'U V
"No, veiy little. I had a card for
Mrs. L. item's ten this a'ternoon, but I
wrote her ! mm ill. You will not bo
tray inn, will you?" and she laughed a
merry laugh that set Andrew's heart
to vibrating.
"Do you not cure for suoh affairs?"
asked Mrs. Jl.iruion.
"Surely, Mis. Harmon, you do not
think it would be amusing to spend an
hour or two watching Mrs. Laton's
llirtaticns, with no one to talk to but
tbe in-ipid women and stupid men of
her set?"
"Vou are severe, my child."
"Severe? Well, with a woman like
Airs. r,n! m, I do not thiuk ono can be
too ranch so."
instinctively Mr9. Harmon raised
her eyes to the door that couoealed
Aul row, nud, under pretext of ar
running the, portiere, she crossed the
room ntel, as sha ro ariaogod the dra
pery, w lii-jiered to her uephew: "It's
tienrly live you'll be late for your
But her warning was unheeded;
Andrew did not hudgo. As for the
girl by tho lire, t-ho was still full of
her idea.
'Do you know Mrs. Laton, Mrs.
Harmon?" i-ho asked.
"1'e-, ye:," tho old lady hastened
to rr ply ; and to turn tho conversation,
sho went on : "Cut you tire wrong to
declare llmt nil men are stupid. There
urn .-unie who are quite sensible."
"Sensible? Well, I do not know
them. T do not mean that thoy are
all stupid, but thoy think themselves
so superior that they are wearisome.
They nro vain, in-ud'erable bores,
with their blase airs and their idea
that they nro irresistible because they
can flirt with Mrs. Lston, who has
bleached hair, mid smears paint on
her laco as if it were a palette, and
whose brains are good lor nothing but
to devi-e outrageous gowns."
Again Mrs. ilarmon cast an uneasy
glance toward the little room, in which
Auilrew was last waxing angry. He
would have liked to strangle this girl,
wiio.-e stipe n health and triumphant
beauty irritated him.
"And w lieu will yon get married,
my ileur?" auggeste 1 Mrs. Harmon,
again throwing herself into the breach.
"I shall never mnrrv."
"Indeed? Why not?"
"Why not?" repeated Rosamond, a
shadow of melancholy comiug over
tho face that Andrew admired in spite
of himself. "!!cc.iue I am a little
fool wlp can do ns the rest do. I
would wi h to love my husband and
to havo him love me. 1 would wish
to marry a'mau whom I should single
out from among the rest for his good
ness nnd intelligence. I would wish
to have coulideuce in him, and above
all to lie proud of bun."
As the girl spoke, the had become
animated with tt gciitle exaltation,
which was not w ithout its effect on tbe
yoitii'.' man behind the door.
Well, Rosamond," said Mrs. Har
mon "iliy do you not realize your
dreii m ?"
"j'.t'c.aiitio there are no roans men
nowadays who care to look for a girl
who pli'iiecs them. Marriage for them
is u matter of business, nothiug more,
aud the wotnnu hcrstlf does not eoiiut.
Thoy marry when they have lost
money, und when t JO little heart tbey
possessed lias been frittered uway ou
somu Mrs. Luton or another."
Aeaiu Mrs. Harmon arose, and, pre
tending sho liatl an order t t;ive, ex
cused herself, and hasteuod to her
nephew. !
"Weil, aunt, she has given us (mice
dressing down, eh? For a 'charming'
girl,' 1 would back her nga;nt tha
"Hurry, Andrew; it is lata, nud yju
have almost missed your tea." !
"My ten!" he repeated. ''Bother
my tea? Is there nothing tine in tho
world but my tea? No, you must find
an excuse to bring mo into tho room,
and I'll show that young shrew whether
all men are fools. Oh, she need have
no fear, I shall not try to marry her,
for I Btill have all my hair, a little
money and a heart still intact."
Mrs. Harmon oould not restrain a
smile at the young man's vexation,
and five minutes later Andrew entered
tbe drawing room. j
But, contrary to all expectations,
the conversation did not become a war
of words; on the contrary, tho girl's
fresh gnyety disarmed Andrew's anger
at once. His prccouoeptions flod bo-
fore her dimpled smiles und her getilla
voice, and he soon fell under her
charm, forgetting his anger in his u i
miration lor her graceful movements,
the penetrating timbre of her voice,
the sparkle of her wit : i
The hour for tbe tea had long
passed, nnd Audrew was still there, j
He had lost all desire to inn ufter
Mrs. Laton, that faded doll whom t
RoMimoud as he was forced to a Itnit i
to himself had portrayed so truth-
And ensconced ouce more in the
depths of her arm-chair, Mrs. Harmon j
smiled a kindly Rinilo, und silentlv re- i
yarded tho young people, who, for
their part, looked nt ouo another with
looks thnt do not deceive and iu whioii
the old aunt read with joy the hope of
a happy union.- From thoFrouih, in
'1 lie First Money.
It is difficult to roalize that prior to
B. C. 7U0 there wore no true coins,
that ingots or buttons of gold and sil
ver were weighed at every mercantile
transaction. The Lydtuns of Asia
Minor are aredited with having been
the first to cast and stump with an of
ficial devioo small oval gold ingots uf
definite fixed weight, an invention
strangely delayed, but of inestimable
importance to industry and commerce.
A coin has been described as "a piece
of metal of fixed weight, stumped by
authority of government, aud em
ployed as a medium of exchange. "
.Medals, though struck by authority,
nro only historical records aud hava
no currency value.
Tho bright, fur-tla-hing intellect of
Greece haw the import of the Lydian
invention and adopted it quickly, an 1
every Greek State, nearly every city,
island and colony, established u iniut,
generally at some one of tho great
tempies, for all early coin types ro
religious in character. They hear
symbols of 6omo god as a pledge of
good faith. Tbe olieriugs, tithes and
rents of the worshipers were -oine i
and circulated us money. Temples
thus became both mints and banks.
Our word "money" is said to have
been derived from the Roman s'nrino
of Juno "Moneta" the curliest Lutiu
The firbt shape of these f al ly coins
was that of au enlarged colj'eeberry,
punched on tho rounded ude with
official letters, or sinkings, as iney are
called. '.lood Words, j
t'ilf McKiiftmcs.
Washington The City of Magnifi
cent Distances.
Pittsburg The Iron City.
New Haven Tho City ot Elms.
Cincinnati l'orkopolis. (l'his name
has sometimes been applied to Chi
cago.) Ancient Rome The Mistross of the
Aberdeen Granite City.
Indinuapolis The Railroad City.
Raleigh, N. C Tho City of Oaks.
Chicago The Garden City.
London Tho Modern Babylon.
Baltimore Tho Monumental City.
St. Louis Tho Mound City.
Boston Hub of tho Universe.
Brooklyn The City of Churches.
Brussels Little Paris. ( Iho cuui
is sometimes applied to Milan.)
New York Gotham.
Detroit is known as the City of the
StraitR ; Uoston, the City of Notions,
the Puritan City, the City of Culture,
tha Modern tliens and the Hub of tho
Universe; rhiladelphia astiioCitvof
Brotherly Love and the Quaker City;
New Orleans as tho Crescent City ;
Cleveland and Portland as the For st
Cities; Springfield, 111., as tbo Flower
City; Rochester as tha Flour City;
Haunibal as the BlulT City ; Buffalo as
tbe Queen City of the Lakes; Pitts
burg us the Smoky City; Keokuk ns
the Gate City ; Cincinnati astlie Queen
City of the Wast; Nas'iville as the City
of the Rocks, and Louisville as Fall
City. Boston Journal.
To Clean Soiled Books.
Ink stains may bo removed from a
book by applying with a camel's hair
pencil a small quantity of oxalic acid,
diluted with water, and then using
blotting paper. Two applications will
remove all traces of tho ink. To re
move grease spots, lay powdered pioe
olay each side of the spot and press
with an iron as hot as the paper will
bear without scorching. Sometimes
grease spots may bo removed from
paper or cloth by laying a piece of
blotting paper on them and then
pressing the blotting paper with a hot
Iron. The heat melts the grease nnd
il , blotting paper absorbs it. The
The Red Sea ia so called beciuse its j
iurfaoe ia frequently covered with '
tuinuto crimson animalcule.
Quito, Ecuador, is tbe only city in i
tho world in which tho sun rises nnd ;
sets at six o'clock the year round. Tbo '
reason of this is that it is situated ex- j
actly od the equator.
Dr. School, tho Oe, nan hydro- j
grapher, says that there nr. not less
tban twenty thousand tons of i
matter per day added to the ft. ire
which the ocean already hoUh in &o!u-
tion. !
We miy a-vept 02,7''lf,fl01 mibsns!
the length of the earth's meat, oriiitil j
radius according to the rr-sults of o -
servations made by Pro'e-sor Hark- j
ness and Dr. Gill. Pr-ii'essor Young :
gives it us H2,07"),5 10 mile-. I
A London reatauraut u-esan rlcelri- j
cally heated plalo to keep one's loo 1 :
warm. So long as the current is
tnrno l on, one can dine in as leisurely
a way as ha Tber is no -lander
of receiving a shock from tou-'ii'.iig
the plate.
M. Chuatd (tiggefts the use of the
poisonous acetylene as an insecticide. ;
He proposes to tr ix the c irbi les with ;
eartb so that, under the influence of j
moisture, neetvleue would bn i-io.viy ;
given off at tho roots f plabts, thus ;
preserving them from attack. At the ,
same time tlie by producs wool 1 havo
a bene tcial eflcet ou the soil. M. .
Chuard't scheme seems ralhei chimeri' ',
cal. i
AT Al.wrt riiror.i V wn n leri e. 1
Franco, his commutiicata.l nuot.ier
momoir to tbo Aeademie des xep nces,
Paris, on bis expi ri netits with pot i
toes us forage for cattle, from winch
it appears that the tuher-i uro a filt
rate food, wh til. r from the point of
view of fattening or the yield of milk
and butter. Sheep nnd oxen throve
much Iiellcr on putUocs an I hay than
on their ordinary foo 1, und tin ir flesh
was found to be superior in quality.
It has frequently been a-serte l that
the brilliant colors of many (.lowers
servo to uttraet bees and imtlerllies
to them. Experiments recent ly re
ported to tho llclgiui Academy of
Sciences seem to show that the per
fume rather than color of the How- rs
is t ho real at r.tetton. Bright-colored
blos-oms were covered Willi leaves anl
papers pinned closely about them;
ytt tbo insets not only visited tbe
hidden llowers, but endeavored to
force their way under the papers iu
order to reach tho blutsoiiis which
they could not see.
Will Not Hum Tli-s West Point t.
Speaking of the receut "hazing"
outbreak at the United Slates Military
Academy, West 1'oint, m M hieh sev
eral uleiies i.r members of Ihe enter
ing olnss wire rattier roughly use I,
one of tbo prominent me nbers of tiiu
Southern Athletic Club said tho oilier
dsy :
"Well, ynu can just bet any of your
spare coin lint those 'h izer.s' will not
tackle one lut!o pl die; that is if they
know when they nro well off. You
know who I mean; Cadet.folm P. Sul
livan. Will they liuie. him? I dou't
think "
And tbi Fportivo clubman smiled
knowingly as he thought of tbe havoc
that might bo wrought in tho ranks of
the cadet corps should any attempt be
made to impose upou bis popular as
sociate. Tne other members present agree.
uuauimously with thesp aker'a views,
and some Mige-ted that if any at
tempts were ma lo to La.fl "little
Johunv" the eitstorn iiit .-lit be brought
to a sudden stop. Tipe-e interested
in athletics i;i New Orleans will recog
nize the significance of tbo remarks
wben they bring to mind tbo great
hammer thrower nnd weight tosser of
tha Southern Athletic tHiiU, who for
tha past few years bus held the record
for tho Sou:h.
John P. Sullivan, who is a cadet at
West I'oiut, is no litile boy, n'.tli mgii
youDg in years. lie st ill Is ovirsix
feet and wei.-ns n little over -
poiiuds. I'.verv muscle in his luawny
body is trained to great deveiopmeiii.
Hilt his feat of hut iing a sixteen pouu I
hummer 1 1 1) fe.ot stamps him as ono
of tho strong in cti of the country.
Cadet Sullivan h also had
years' training in tlie gentle game of
football, an I he ia well nhla to take
oaro of himself iu any and all situa
tion. Moreover, lie i i n very good
boier. Take it all in nil, Cadet Sulli
van bids fair to make a most efll.Mont
army ollioer; one who cai li .-lit when
the necessity coinrs. Meanwhile his
olnb mates in New Orleans ire waiting
to hear of the casualties when so no of
the swell h 'ula l u;pir el is, at-
' tempt to Inzo "little .lohutne."
It is, perhaps, needless to nil that
i in tha list of tins year's plebes who
have ni'lered the ludi-iiities of hazing
I the name of t'adet Sullivmi will not
i appear. There are reasons. New Or-
leans Democrat.
Fatigue "f the
A star appears more distinct if ono
looks nt a point uesr it than it does
when looking at tho star itself. This
is duo to what is called "lut tetio" of
tha retiua. When looking at nu ob
ject we naturally focus that object on
tho most sensitive part of the retina
nnd keeptheimage permanently there.
Now, in the case of a star, tho imago
is a microscopic point and covers only
an infinites mal portion of the retina,
and the great strum ou Ibis porliou
prodnoes immediate "latigue." If we
j look at a point near tho star, then, ns
; the eye moves, the imago travels over
tho retina and successive portions of
it are called into play so quickly that
"fatigue" is not experienced. It does
not do to look at another star near it,
for then the eye is kept fixed anil
"fatigue" at onoo ensues. To most
eyes the Pleiades appear fsr more dm
tinct when wc fix our eyes on a blank
, space of tho heavens1 near them than
j when we look at them directly.
For larger advertisements
contracts will be made.
len craps wns burTd to fllailen
Au' not a rain In sigln,
IJe opened all the winders
An' whistled in th light.
Jest whistled,
Au' wh stled,
Like tbut 'ud make things brlgutl
When mortgages vraz growln'
Like woeds by day and uitfhti
II kep' right on a-hooin
An' Whistled in tin light.
Jest whistled,
An' whistled,
Like that 'ud make things brisht!
I.o sowin' time or reapln'""
Iu wrong as well as right.
When flmddi'M eonv a-creepla'.
He whistled for the light.
Jet whl -tie 1,
An" whistled,
T ot that 'ud make tln-.R bright!
somehow he'd hear N-Hs r ngla'
For all t lie ni-'ht an' day.
An' st ill ihe birds kep' f-ingin-'
When blue ie- Miruod teurcy.
Ho wh Mled,
Je-,t, whistled.
The ro:ky world away'
-r. L. fstaiiton, in At'uiita Con'tUMi-oa.
A rvclono is like a waiter it carries
everything beloio it-
A man who is blunt iu his ways may
be :-barp in his speech.
A heavv man may be very Ugh', cs-
Specially wueabVs dowi
"ThesH nre Irving times for me,
wns what the cook i-aid us she stood
over the lard keg.
Tho woman question : Now isn't
this a pretty time of uicut for you to
get home? Texas Sifter.
Marv "Oh, 1 just live in Reggy's
heart." Alice "i low do you like
living in a lint?" -Washington Times
Kitty "Harry won't take no for an
answer." Kate ".low do yon know?"
i Kittv "Htciil-e I shun t give l.-W
j Ciui." Od Is and Euds.
She -"Everybody says yon married
me onlv tor my mouey," He "lint
I didn't dear. I know you look it.
dear, but I di la't." lndiunopoli
"Whv, Mr. Portly, you are nil done
np. What's ihematter?" "Bicycle."
"Hut you dou't ride a wheel " "No,
but tbo other fellow docs." FlieireAd
Bubbles "My wife nnd I met by
accident. Thrown tog -ther by chance,
as it were." Wbcelwoman (eageily)
"Od yon break the bicycle?"
tuffalo Times.
"I knew a fellow who coal 1 tame a
tiger with a gluiieo ol his eye. " "What
became of him?" "'lo's dead. H
tried it on a bicycle ooorchor,"
Chicago Record.
Lucy' 'Clara's h( neymoon was
eomnletelv spoiled." Alice "How?
Lucv "iho Dtipers coiitainioc
account of the we Iding did
not rucb
ber." Brooklyn Lite.
"Ez long ez dey's got plenty er
campaign button," sai l Uncle Elicu,
"some men doan' seem ter care whed
der dey bah any a' pen ler buttons er
not." Washington Star.
"Everything is easy after you onc
learn to ride a wheel." "Y. s: you're
so badly uraashed up in tbo effort that
you can stand anything then. " Phil
adelphia North American.
Mr. Sparks "Sir, I lova your
daughter so that I cannot live without
her." Old Grull'.y "Good? Then o
away somewhere and die. There's
another load oil my miud." Cleve
land Leader.
Spirit (at Lily Dale sonne-j "Don't
yon know me? I'm the sp:nt of your
mother-in-law." Invest tgator "You
can't fool me. My und m i --in-biwl-ways
brought bar irunU with her."
Buffalo Times.
Hospital Physician (with a view tn
diagnosis t "Wh it do you dunk?"
New Patient he-ring up nt the pro
misal! -"Oh, sir ! tloHii: yo-i, sir
whatever you T leuve that to you,
sir I" Tit Hits.
Mani'fiiciiii'inir Huindns.
For ngos tho English aul French
controlled the m umiuel nro id hair
pins, nnd it is oniy witnin tho last
twenty yenrs that the goods have been
produced in other oiiuino to imr ex
tent. Tha machinery used is of a del
icate nud intricate character, a-i the
prices at which iho pins are sold ne
cessitate the cheapest aud most rapid
process, which can only be secured by
automatic maohtues, st.ys Pearson'
Tbe wire is made expressly lor tha
purpo-u and put up in largo coils,
which are placed in a chimp, and so
camel to tho machine while being
straightened. This niaetnno cuts,
bends, bq I, by a doiieate instantan
eous process, sharpens tho points.
Kuuning nt lull speed it will turn out
Un hairpins every niinnte. To econ
omize, it u necessary to keep tho en
gines going day and night.
Tho difficult part of the work is in
the'g, which is dono by dip
ping the pins in a preparation and
linking in an oveu. It is hero that the
most constant and careful attention is
required, as the p'tis must be abse
lately smooth au I Ihe enamel have a
ported polish. The sligbt-tst parti
cles ( dust cause luiperiectious and
For tho M itil tioni il Market.
It ia proposed to send 40,000 un
married womoi iroui Eastern Canada
to British Columbia, for the purpura
of supplying the detna id for wives,
iho same thing was doue onoo by
) men lor the benefit of the prepon
derant bachelors of Eastern Canada,
.nol the results were entirely sut.s
great figM, and U ajm IM I -00' ana ,0 be uow ia tl0'' he"-

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