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1845. A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, m Advance. 1898 VOL. 52, 26, 1898. 3STO. 23, Home Office. N. W. Cor. Charles Lexington Sts., QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, sciii:i)v.i,i-: IN r.Fi KCT MAU RESOURCES, June 29, I 895. Paid-up Cnpitnl S7oO,000 00 tinrphu 3? ),000 00 Reserve Reiiiiivenioiit and Undivided Profit*, 2£ ',707 BO OLDEST AND STRONGEST SURETY COMPAffJ' IN THE SQV1*i. o · Becomes surely on bonds of Executors, Administrators, it ml in nil m)dcrl:tk!n;s in Judicial Proceeding's. DOL-S n o t h i n g to conflict w i l h this biisinu*s of l!iwji«. Accepted by the United Ktutcs Government ;i* =olc surety on boii(N of cvi-ry description. Becomes surety on bonds of Slieflfls. Registers of Wills, C l u r k v of Courts, Collectors .nnd oilier ofliciuls of States, Cities and Counties. AUo on bonds of conlrnelort. :inil employes of Bunks, Murcftntilc Houses, Knilroad, Express and Telugrnpli Compinii^, and on those of Officers of Fraternal Organi/ntiuns. HERMAN E. BOS LEE, EDWIN W A K F I K L P , SECRETARY AND TKKASUKKR. P K K B I U K i For Full Particulars Apply to DEWEESIEL QWEHS, ATTOKJSTEYS-AT-LA.W, - DENTON, MARYLAND. Leav. P. Jtl. 3 15 Arrv. Leave A. M. L (BALTO.FERRY) We 6-ifi Arrive A. M. (Arrive I A. M. 1056 IIjOHVC. A. Jl. An v. P. M. 0 10 Lofiv I' M. ' |:.| 8 P. ( J U K K N S T ' i N . 1 8 2 0 (i Railroad Division. P. Jl. A. M . TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD,, -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF- Lumber and Building Material. Shipments made direct by vessel to all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. Sa?e Money by Purchasing Direct from Manufactnrers, 6 15 r « 2 i f G 2 8 r 0 34 Ali 43 G 45 f 047 C 52 f Coo 701 711 7 19 f 723 f 7 2 7 7 3-t / 7 4 1 f 7 4 4 f 7 4 7 7 55 rso4 8 10 f 8 18 f 8'2I f 8 2 5 830 845 T 8 5 3 0 02 9 11 f » 2 l a as !) 20 i) 82 f 9 30 9 4 5 1002 1012 10 17 f l O 2 3 ;i 10 33 ' 1 0 4 1 · 10 -18 ? 1 0 5 1 311 15 1 11 24 11 30 '11 38 11 41 f 11 45 I I 50 I*. Til. A . M . STATIONS. Wye Mi'.ls AViilou-hby D C June. Queen Anno liillbboro Dow nes Tuckahoe JJunton Hobbs Hickmnn Adnmsvillo Blanchard Greenwood Owens .Manning Deputy Kllcndale AVolfe Milton Wliitehboro, Drawbridge. liurLon, Lewes. A r r i v t A r r v . A. il. I 1 . M . f 40 2!' 27 25 21 f 71!) 7 12 7 0 1 6 54 f 650 f 046 fi 40 f 632 f 6 28 f 6 24 618 f 600 000 f 5 52 f 5 4 . f o 4 5 5 40 A. JM P. M. 650 5 Jl f. .52 525 5 15 5 13 5 I I 501} t'5 03 4 55 4 4 0 4 2 0 f 4 2 3 f 4 1 8 E4 10 f 367 f 3 53 f 3 4 9 3 4 3 f 3 30 320 3 12 309 1 3 0 5 800 North Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! m DEFY COMPETITION IN CYPRESS SHIHGLES. _ " Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR brrespondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. FARMERS! LopK to Your Merest a^d Get Our · Prices Before Who Are Prepared to Pay Fullest -Market Value on Delivery. P. H.' GOLT, WYE STATION, QUEEN ANNE'S E, E, W, H, DENNY,-WYE STATION, S. N, SMITH, WILLOUGHBY, a a W ' F w. t. EUGENE LYNCH, DOWNES, W, H. A-NDERSON, DENTON, H. C, HOBB3 ,HOBB3, W. E. PETEES, HICKMAN, W. S, LOED, GEEENWOOD, C. BTffiTON, MILTON, . E. W, INGEAM, LEWES, v-'Direct Telephone Connections With Qaeenstown, Sacks Furnished, WILLffl I. CONN, lip 1WM. HOPPS CO., ( =SL ) BiLTIMORB, ID. PEHISTOWJ, I . HOUSE UHLER --DEALERS IN-- SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWFH) Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc. AT OUR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, Will be kept on hand a supply of First-Class Morea Stove Coal. It is'the best! Farmers are informed that we furnish Kerr Bros.' Wrightsville Land Lime. Now is the time to give yonr order. Satisfaction guaranteed. FOR THE NEXT SIXTY DAYS -- --·· . . . _ . . . --. 1 ,I will have a large line of both GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES AT ALL PRICES, FROM #3.00 UP. . .^gg^Persons having watches in need of repair will do well to call on me. T. TH 1 . SMITS, v , Ri«kely, CONNECTIONS. "A" connects at D 0. Junction for points on the Delaware Chesapeake Knilway. '·B" connects at Greenwood with Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, Wilmington Baltimore llnilrond FOli S;a- ford, Delmar, Salisbury, and points south. "0'' connects nt Ellcndnle with Iho Del- nwnro, ^Maryland, Virginia Uailroad FOR Georgetown. "E" connects at Greenwood with the Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, "Wilmington. Baltimore Railroad. PRICE S2.25-READ ON! No. O83. Jlruss Trlmmwl While En- nniHiMl Bedstead, rniulo In M, 48, J2 nnd ifOineli wlillliH-- lonnlliTf) Inches. Itlma onu-liioh jjllhirs. two Incli lirnss vases nnd cn|s. Tula bed rcltiUg at liom 5 to Oclnlliu-H. liny or tlio maker and snvo Iho mkl- dlemim'u irofll!. Our Cut nloi; uus nio mulled [or tho iiHltliitf. Complete Itncg of Kuiniliire, Draperies, Crockery, Pictures, Mirrors, tiloves, Jlcfrl^era- tois, IJnby Ciirrlngo'), J,nmp«, licdillntr, etc., are contained in thc.sc books. Our I.ltliOKniplicd Ciu-put Catalogue sliow- Inft nil Roods In hund-paintcil coloisjg nlsofrco; If Cnrpet samples arciviiuted mail us So. in stamps. Drop a postal nt onco to t ho money-savers nnd reiitrm- IICP tliut wo |,,y t'rpi;.li(. (his month «n piirchnsoH of « itritpta, I. nee Curtains, f'orticrs ami RnifS amounting to $9 mid over. Julius Mines US BALTIMORE, BSE 0 I. W. TJIOXKF., C. C. WALI.BB, Gen. Manager. Gen. EVt Puss. Agt. DELAWARE Ai^O CHESAPEAKE W O R T H . Mail. Pft A. M. 645 6 55 7 08 7 18 7 2 4 731 742 .762 803 810 817 823 826 836 845 A. M. P. M. 1 40 150 207 2 17 2 2 4 2 33 2 4 3 2 5 4 3 04 3 11 3 18 3 2 4 3 2 7 3 37 3 4 6 P. M. Oxford, Trappe, Enston, Chapel, Cordova, Queen Anno, Ridgoly, Greensboro Goldsboro, Henderson, Marydol, Slaughters, Hartley, Kenton, Clayton SOUTH. Mail. 1'as. A. M. 11 53 11 42 11 24 11 12 11 04 1054 1044 1034 1024 1016 1008 1000 957 948 938 AUCTION SALES! + The Greatest, Fairest and Largest Eorse- Dealers that Maryland Has Ever Known Are M. FOX SONS. We sell more horses and can SHOW YOU MORE HORSES than you can find in any stable in the Slate. DOS'T MISS OUR AUCTION SALES! You will wonder how cheap we sell horses. Every hoi so offered is Sold for What Is Bid, And yod can take them home, and if misrepresented ship them back and get your money back. A. M. P. Nf. 7 J7 737 7 20 708 702 655 6 4 6 636 620 6 19 6 12 000 604 556 5 4 7 P. M. THE LARGEST HORSE" DEALERS IN MARYLAND. in, * . .11. A . M . r . Mt Connect at Clayton with Del?, ware Division of I*. W. B. R. JR. H. F. EENNEY, General Sup'l. J. B. HUTOHINBON, General Manager. R L. HOLLIDAY, Superintendent. Chester River Steamboat Comp'y Fall and Winter Schedule. M. FOX SONS, AUCTIONEKRS AND rROVRIKTORS, 315-320-322 NORTH ST., Ktieeler Iransporiatiofi Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Gieat Choptank, Trappe and Tockaboe Rivers. Beginning November 1st, 1897, the steamer Emma A. Ford, will loavo Chestertown at 8 a. m., Mond.i.y, Wednesday and Friday, stopping at Itolph's, Broker's, Quaker Nock, JJogle's, Queonstown and Kent Island. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. m., Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for same landings. Steamer Gratitude will leave Centrc- ville 8 a. m., Tuesday, Thursday and Satuulay, stopping at the landings on Corsica river, Jackson's Creek and Rock Hal). Leave Baltimore 10.30 n. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the same landings. BSydpecial trip to Rock Hall nnd return on Saturday's only. Leave Baltimore 3 p. m , Leave Roek 5.15 p. m. GEO. WAUFIELD, President, J. E. TAYLOR, General Agent Is your Home, Furniture, Grain, Live' Stock, or other,Property Insured Against Loss by FIREQR LIGHTNING? If not, if you will apply to one of th Agents of the OF DOVER, DEL. you cun obtain insurance at low rate* The Company is Mutual, and you will only pay what the insurance costs, as any amount in ExcessoFCost Wiilbe Returned in DiTidenis or at termination of policy. WM. DENNY, Secretary. K. PLUMMEK, Agnnt, Greensboro. J. B. FLETCHER. " Preston. TO THE PUBLIC! I desirn to inform my friends of Denton and the public roundabout tlint I will bo (it the store of STEWAET BKOS., in DE8TOH EVERY TUESDAY, where I will be prepared to tako orders for nil kinds of JEWEIv- 31Y and to mnUo repairs. All work will receive prompt uttcm- tion, small repairs being mndo before leaving town. Orders loft with Stcwnrt Bros, will bo carefully attended to. I thank you for past fiivors, and hope to receive a continuance of them. MOSES THE JEWELER. On and after January 1st, 1897, steiii!i- ers will leave Pier 5 Light Sticet Wh.irf daily except Sundays nt 7 p. in., for Oxford, Trappc, Cambridge, Chnncpllor's, Sccti-tary, Clark's, Ghoptnuk, Lloyd's. Dover Bridge, Kingston, ilcCarty's, Gnu- oy's, Todd's. Dowries', Towers', "VVilliston, Tncknhoo Bridge, Ecese's, Coward's, Cov- oy's, Jlillsboro nnd Queen Anne. Arriving nt Oxford the following morning in time for connection with the Delaware Chesapeake H. 11., nnd nt Cnni- bridge with the Cambridge Seiifbrd R H. Kcturning will leave" Ilillsboro, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays ftiid Fridays at 10 r,. m.; Covey's 10.30; Cownrd's 11; Williston 1 p. in./ Gnney's 1.30; iMcCVrty's 2; Kingston 2.15; Dover Jiridge 2.30, Medford's (Choptiink) -I; Clark's 4.15; Cambridge 7; Trappe S.30 and Oxford 10, stopping at inteiincdiuli- landings, a r r i v i n g in Baltimore early tlic following mornings. Steamer leaves Ilillsboro Sundays nt (i a. m.; Cownrd's, 7 n. in.; "Williston, 8 a. m ; Bedford's (Choptank) 10.30a. m.;Cam- bridge 12.30, Trappo 1.45 p. in.; Oxford 3 p. m., arriving in Baltimore at 8.30 p. in. Sundays. Freight reeoivcd until 6 p. m. daily for nil landings. E.E. WHEELER, Agent, Pier 5 LightSt., Baltimore. B. B. COIIKK, A'^ent at AVilliston. The Steamer Greensboro (CAPT. D. S. BuocKW\y, MAS Will ply between GREENS BOROUGH and BALTIMORE Weekly, touching at nil landings between Greensbor- ough and Donton. On and after July 4, steamer will leave for Baltimore every Monday FREIGHTS JlOJXKllA'nS, ·* C A P A C I T Y A M l ' L E The patronage of our merchants and farmeis solicited that this l i n n may he made a success. Full information by inquiring of GEORGE F. DILL, AGENT, D.S BROCK WAY. MASTER, Grocnsborough, 3fd. Or H A R R Y A. ROE, AGENT, Denton, Md. ·©·"Large grnnarios always ready to receive WOW ISTH * NEDT1ME REED'S THE'^LACE TO GET BARGAIN? in HARNESS! If in rood of anything in my line it w i l l bo to your advantage to examine what I hnve to show before, purchasing elsewhere. My stock includes Dusters, Sheets, Fly Nets, Ear Tips, Whips, Harness as low as S7, Hand-made Harness to order, Collars, Bridles, Axle and Harness Oil, Whip Sockets, Pads of all kinds. aincss repaired and cleaned at short notice. W. 8. REED. Donton. lid. MR. HALL'S GOOD BLUFF. An Unknown I'nkcr 1'lnyor From Boston Wh» Cut tin- HuUor of .Slinrou. Tho Palace Jiotul in the onrly dnyg of its existence was the arena of sonic big poker yameb. Senator Sharon was an enthusiastic lover of (liu HJUIIO, and when it happened thai Senators Stewart and Jones of Nevada and Judge Dick Mesick "occurred" in tho hotel at the same time there was sure to be hot work. It hit opened upon one of thebe occa sions that a certain Mr. Hall from Boston was al the hotel. Mr. Hall was a smooth and affable gentleman, and completely won Senator Sharon's heart because of his love for Byron and his excellent memory, he benjgable to quote hundreds of lines of the poet's verse without a halt. Byron was Sharon's favonto bard. Ho had made his woiks his life's sfudy, and any one who appreciated him had a call on tho senator's friendship. On a certain evening the throe senators and Judge Mesick met at tho bar. Jt was just before dinner and an appetizer was in order. Even while Ned Fay was mixing Mr. Hall appeared. He was at once bidden to the social glass by Mr. Sharon, who introduced him to his friends. One cocktail followed another until the gentlemen concluded to dine together, and Mr. Hall was invited. They dined in Sharon's rooms, and of coure the wine was flue and abundant. After dinner Mosick proposed a little game of "draw." No one said nay, though Mr. Hall diffidently remarked that they did not play much in Boston, where he came from, but that still he was willing to stand in and do his best. "Look out for Hall," laughed Sharon. "I never heard a man make that remark yet who was not to be watched." He spoke m jest, but his words were sooth. The cards were produced and tho game at $1 ante was inaugurated. There was no limit. Now, with such veterans as Mesick, Jones and Stewart the pot was not allowed to get cold for lack of chipping. The men played with varying success, and things ran pretty even for an hour or so. Mr. Hall was cautious, and dribbled away his checks with indifference. After one of his deals Mr. Stewart hopped in with a $20 bot. Jones, evidently pleased with his hnnd, (=aw him and went $50 better. Mosick and Sharon were not afraid and took some of the pie themselves. Mr. Hall, the dealer, scanned his hand carefully and concluded that there was something in it for him. All drew--Hall one card. And then t h e f n n began. Bound and round again went the "defi." Stewart and Jones dropped out. Mesick stood a fewmoro raises and then retired, leaving the tight* to Sharon and Hull. There was by this time $20,000 in the pot. "Firraise you £10,000, Mr. Hall," said Sharon, his thin lips set and his voice low and determined. Hall's answer was to ring the bell, and when the waiter appeared be asked him for a blank California bank check. "I presume, gentlemen, my check is good as cash," he said politely. "Certainly, sir," replied Senator Sharon. "Yon see our checks in the pot already." Slowly and deliberately Hall filled but tho check, signed it and spread the blotter over it without a tremor. Theu he pushed it quietly to the center of tho table and said : "1 have seen your 410,000, senator, and go you §15,000 better." Sharon looked at him steadily for some moments. Hall's composure was perfect. "There was a half smile of confidence on his face, but no indication of bonstfuluess or excite- in on t. "Mr. Hall,"said Sharon, "1 feel sure j-on hold tho better hand, and I do not care to waste my money. The pot is yours, sir." \Vithont any appearance of-exultation Hall raked in the coin, bills and checks, separating them, and put them in hifc pockets. Meanwhile his hand lay lace down upon the table. "Mr. Hall,"said Sharon, "I will give you $100 if you will show me your hand." "Senator Sharon," replied the Bostonian, "it is not enough. Nor would I show it.to you now for $1. HOW TO WRITE A PLAY. 000. Still, to satisfy your curiosity, I v.ill put this hand in an envelope, seal it np in your presence and put it in tho hotel safe, to bo called for by yon ten days hence. But upon this condition That you will put §20(J in an envelope, lo go into the hotel fcafo nnd to bc j delivered to me nine d.iys ticnce." Sharon reflected for a few min ufcb. II was a struggle between curi- oKity and coin. Finally curiosity conquered, and both envelopes were sealed and intrusted to the custody of (lie clerk. \Vhon the ten days elapsed, Mr. Sh.iron called for his package and examined the hand. Nothing but a patrof deuces and ten high Ho had been tho victim of a colossal bluff.--San Francisco News Letter. David lletaico Talks Instructively of the Art of tin- Drtiiiialist. "What constitutes a financially and popularly successful play?" was a quebtion asked of David Belasco, and he replied: "First of all, it must be congenial to the sympathies of the human mind, especially as ie- gardb the master passion--love; .secondly, it mufct have sti ong and novel situations, brought about in natuial and simple ways; thirdly, the plot should not require deep or difficult analysis, by which the audience may be wearied and puz/sled with thinking, thereby lobing the thread of the story; fourthly, the language of the characters should be plain, direct and easy to understand, and the incidents, whether comic or tragic, should drop m at, nearly as possible as they might happen in real life. A perfect play is condensed reality." "How do you write your plays- do yon dictate them or use a pen?" "Those parts of my plays," responded Mr. Belasco, "which require study, such as reference to science, music or art, I write myself. But when I get to tho more humnu side--when the villain and the heroine and the hero, and perhaps the sotibretle, aro hard at work making dramatic history, then 1 prefer to dictate. My thoughts travel fast then. I becoine the character I am creating, I act the part from beginning to end, I feel every emotion, I swear, I curse, I cry and laugh by turns, and all this time l a m d i c t a t i n g as fast as tho stenographer can take my words. Of course I have my spells of work, when I can do more work in three days than I can manage, at another time in a month " Then I made him sit bolt upright by firing tho following question at him: "Who m your opinion is the best American dramatic writer of serious parts?" After a few moments' thought he regained his composure and replied: '' You have asked me a question which would be extremely difficult to answer without hurting somebody's feelings. The accepted leaders of the American drama are all men of education and talent, or they coulcl not be accepted as leaders. They write as exports, not as apprentices, and each has his own peculiar manner of treatment. You cannot make comparison among Bronson Howard, William Gillette, Augustus Thomas, Paul Potter, Franklin Fyles and various others, including our women playwrights. Writing n play is tar more difficult than any one imagines, and tho playwright has to master his trade, just as does tbe shoemaker and the carpenter." "Wherein do American playwrights differ from English, French and German authors?" "They differ little from their British brethren save in being untrammeled by dramatic censorship. The public is their censor, and a sufficiently severe one. The fact that American plays are transferred unaltered to the London stage and are there received as to the manner born proves their family likeness. The Gormanh differ from the Americans by looking less to tho events than to the theories, to action than to disquisition, to reality than to idealism; also in treating of political and social questions in a didactic style which the American more patient brain would not endure. The American playwright differs from tho French in the looseness of construction--restriction in dialogue, especially in the length and diffusiveness of speeches and in the reticence clue to the distaste of the public for suggestive allusions foreign to the temper of "the American people, which the Puritan element still continues to influence. In my opinion dramatic writing has gained in simplicity and directness, but lost in purely literary quality. When peoplo want to enjoy tine writing, they seek it nowadays in books, not plays." "What is the best ingredient of a good play?" "Of the hundred ingredients that go to make up a perfect play 99 are love. Stage pictures make the hundredth. "--N^w_York_TeIegi'aph. British Misrule In India. "The end of governments,'' Bays Imbert de St. Amand in ono of his fitiulies on the French revolution, A Cyclist's S|HTil For :iu Hour. Cyclist's];] n ate opinion, 10 miles; opniion for his friends, IS miles, police constable's private opinion, 12 milct-, police constable's opinion for the h agi^'.i ate, 2-1 miles ; cyrlorneter'b opinion, KO miles; old lady's opinion, who was knocked down, 40 miles; actual speed, 8 miles.--Pick Me Up. 1 "is seldom a jiatiu-sil one. It is generally u suicide They perish because, while they possess the force of right, they-hesitate to use the right of force." Eeceut events in India would show tlint its rulers have.not shaped their course- hy the beacon light of history. At one moment tho house of commons passes n resolution censuring the excise administration and forces ruinous fiscnl changes on local au thorities. Anon the vials of its wrath are poured out on the opium traffic with equally little cause. Again its thunders are launched against the precautions taken to protect our yotmg soldiers from physical mischief due to indulging the cravings of imperious nature, uncl tree trade in vice is established, which has sensibly weakened the mainspring of British authority. Does Lancashire seek f resli fields tor lior textile industries snft'oring from foreign competition? Straightway pressure is put on the government in the house of commons, and a differential tariff 'is conceded which shakes tho people's confidence in British impartiality.--F. H. Skriue in Harper's Magazine. ROYAL PREACHERS, HFcn of Jfota IVho Have Tasted of Kxpe- rlcnce In tliu limits nf the Mlisloiicr. Prince Max of Saxony is not the first, even in modern days, of princes who have taken to the ministry of the church as their life work. Prince Max of Saxony comes from an old Catholic family and came to work among the large band of German Catholics in the Whitechapel district. Speaking Ijotli German and English llnenlly, lie has been of great service to stianded foreigners in that overcrowded part of London. His sermons are of an average length, extempore, of course, persuasive and indicative of much thought. There is an example of an English prince becoming a clergyman. Cardinal Yorke, the eminent Eomnn Catholic prelate, who died in 1809, was the son of the old pretender, James Edward Stuart, and hence the grandson of our James II. He was the laht prince, direct and legitimate, of the Stuart family, but gave up his political life and ambitions to work for the Catholic church as a priest and finally became a cardinal. One of the most effective royal preachers of today is Prince Oscar, the nephew of the king of Sweden, who has joined the Salvation Army division in that country. Both he and his wife, the princess, conduct meetings in the open air in Stockholm and elsewhere, which, of course, draw immense crowds. Prince Oscar preaches and prays at these meetings, while the princess leads the singing. He is said to have a capital voice, a very fluent- delivery and to be especially keen upon putting his points before his audience in the clearest possible manner. It may be fresh in the memory of our readers that some few years ago the prince attended the jubilee of the Young Men's Christian association in London and addressed a meeting there., That famous man of many parts, tlie German kaiser, is said to have more than once "preached" to his own private family, though there is no record of his having done so publicly from the pulpit But it is well known that he has on several occasions given the court chaplains both subjects and directions for their sermons. Of English peers there are several well known members, the heads of famous families, who are either clergymen or w'ho frequently address religious meetings. One of the best known and most widely respected of these is the venerable Earl of Devon, who is the rector of Powderham, near Exeter. His lordship had been a clergyman for some years before, and by the death of the last earl ho became possessor of his present title. Like most younger relatives of a peer's family, he had entered holy orders as his profession, and in due course been inducted into one of the family livings. The Marquis of Normanby of Mulgrave castle, \Vhitby, is not only a clergyman who preaches eloquently, hut is a private schoolmaster of high repute in the north. Proba»'y his addresses to youths of good position havo Inid the foundation of his effective sermons to older people. At any rate, few aristocratic preachers have equal renown in northern England. Lord Badstock has long been known for his deep interest in all kinds of evangelistic work. He has had a wido experience of mission work in large towns and in slum districts in many parts of the country, and there are few preachers of the aristocracy who are listened to with more respect'and attention. His sermons are marked by thoughtful treatment, by their clear lucidity and by their intense earnestness in setting forth gospel truths. Lord Overtouu's name is well known in Scotland and no Scottish peer has more practical experience of preaching than his lordship. The Dull Darwin. Since the days of Sir Isaac Newton there has not arisen n greater man of science than Charles Darwin, and yet ho was considered by his father and schoolmasters as "a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard in intellect." "To my deep mortification," he tells us, "my father once said to me, 'You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family.' " Young Darwin had "strong and diversified tastes." So has many a boy nivsis considered dull and stupid because his tastes do not coincide with those of-his companions or are not of the kind that his parents and teaohors consider most profitable. The boy Darwin was called "Gas" because, with his brother, he got up a small chemical laboratory in tho toolhouse of the school garden and spent his leisure hours there making gases and compounds instead of joining tho boys in their games. He was also publicly rebuked by the head master for wasting his time "on such useless subjects. " Darwin the philosopher has taught us that evolution is a slow process, and his teaching was exemplified_ in Darwin the boy.--Cham- Euuugli Saiil. Old Gentlem'au (dictating indignant letter)--Sir: My stenographer, being a lady, cannot takedown what I think of you. I, being a gentleman, cannot think it, but you, he- jug neither, can easily guess my thoughts.--Brooklyn Life. WILD BIRDS' EGGS AS FOOD/ Ma»y That Ace Entcu Ii» Europe ami Hc- CiiriU'tl ;is ])rlir,icir!t. In Germany and Holland crows' eggs are cousideied a luxury among the poorer classes, and on Prince Bismarck's eighty-third birthday a present of 100 of these was made to him. The eggs of the rook are also looked upon as delicate food by the Germans and Hollanders. Tho Chinese are not only tond of bvi allows' nest soup, but they eat the eggs of this little bird with great relish. Among the south sea islands the natives depend largely upon this kind of food, which the birds prepare for them in nests, and so important is the source of this food considered that they will rarely destroy the birds. On the great rookeries they have found the eggs supplied abundantly for them for ages, and they gather them so easily that there is no disposition to destroy the birds. It is only when civilized man comes, intent upon destroying the birds for their feathers and plumes, that these great island rookeries have been depopulated. In the markets of Holland--the greatest center for wild birds' eggs --we find displayed for sale the eggs / of nearly all large wild birds, such as the crow, rook, gull, plover, pee- wit, redshanks, guillemot, blue heron, wild .duck, sheldrake and many others. The eggs are gathered for . these markets from the large colonies along the coast. 'Tho isle of Texel supplies many of tho wild birds' eggs for the Hollanders. This island is given up largely to sheep grazing, and the shepherds make a little extra pocket money in gathering the wild fowls' eggs from tho rocks and broad heaths. In Friesland the farmers have almost tamed the sheldrakes like domesticated fowls. The sheldrakes have laid their eggs in countless numbers on the heaths of the Dutch Norfolk, and the farmers, instead of killing the birds or frightening them away, cultivate their acquaintance and build artificial burrows or nests in the grass for them. In these nests 'the sheldrakes go on laying their eggs, despite the fact that they aro almost daily robbed of them. In some instances tho female birds will even permit the farmers to handle them to remove the eggs. In return for all this the farmers protect the birds, and after a certain season they permit the birds to sit on their eggs and hatch out young ones. The young sheldrakes are protected jest as much as our young -laarnyard chickens are. Egg gathering has become a legitimate vocation on the Irish and Scottish coasts and on all the islands along the shores/ The men who engage in the hazardous work carry their lives daily in their hands, for the sea birds build their nests among the most inaccessible peake and crags of the mountains and cu ledges and rocks overlooking the sea, where sure death awaits the one who makes a false step. The men.swing down from the top of the cliffs by means of ropes, and while dangling in this insecure position between earth and heaven they gather the-eggsof the ducks, vultures, golden eagles, cormorants and similar birds. The egg collector descends the face of the cliff in his bare feet and provided only with a stout stick and egg basket. A companion from above generally helps him in his descent and guides him in his perilous movements along the face of the mountain. The chief eggs that aro sold for eating in Holland and other European cities include those of the wild duoks and fowls, gulls, plovers, sheldrakes, meadow Lens, guillemots, pewits, redshanks, turn- stones, snipe, curlews, dunlins, crows, rooks, cranes, herons, coots, storks, pelicans, vultures, hawks, owls and many of the smaller laud birds. These wild-birds' eggs are cheaper in many countries than hens' eggs, and they constitute the chief egg diet of both rich and poor. --Boston Transcript. How Korweclan Men Tote. Some interesting particulars with regard to this subject are given in the Norsk Skibsforerforoniug Tid- ende. Norwegian seam«n, it appears, are now entited to vote before leaving their country if the polling day is within three months of their departure, or they can vote at a foreign port within the same time by having their votes registered and sent home through a Norwegian consul or through a notary, if they are not on board a Norwegian ship. If on board a.Norwogian ship wheie there are not less than four of tho crew entitled to vote, then the captain and two of them are to administer the polling. It is not absolutely necessary to vote for named persons. Votes may be given for Liberal or Conservative candi-' dates. Seamen who would vote · must provide themselves with a proxy form, to ba obtained from a registrar of voters in Norway. The Mail of Moderate Means. "Among the circulars that I received from time to lime by mail," said the man of moderate means, "I find now and then one of a bank, setting forth its strength and resources and inviting my account. Very limited banking facilities would bo ample for my business, but I am'glad to get the circular nevertheless, Julias I am pleased when a cabinfll^bys, 'Cab, sir?' to me, because it classifies me witu the men of substance."--New York Sun, J ,, r %· · - .",*·· - EWSPAPER

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