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Wttfi 16*6 t&st kh6#S lid fa»s4ur$ vWetfrW bitt eatmtfj 11 * &**: •We j6? te gee « Wfttttt:* , rcrcfr frfftlfc ftnd ftenhlatfc fcfij. lift forth so lilt fthd taultl«H bltfte Us 6refy htft, -, ', ' , And all that's good mS3 ttuS, All faWl tfcon Rlorou* All hall fad. whits and blue For them flost spflak of heaven, Add all that's good and true. if floats upon tlio billows, The- glory ot the seas JJy every flat' in nonored, ' And kUseil'by o*ery breezft; It creels mankind as brothers And bind? them all In one, "Whale'er their creed or ftolor, > - fleheath the Shining sun. , * Waves tho captive Beholds rt 'jrolten chain, JVnd sees tho throne ot jmtios Destroy the ty hint's reljn; U'ha harbtnier of morning, i it toshers tn tho diV, ,Tbivt wntchmoti on the toWers Huve seen so far awaj-. O. clorlous. t.-lortou<) banner! Ueyond tils price of gold, tVtth blood of patriots purchased And sacrlllco uhtold: "Wave on, wave on forever, O'er freedom's fragrant Sod, And let thy nloi-lous brightness , Blend with tho throne of God!,' ' , ^-Inter Ocean. That Winter Night. BY BOHEBT 11UCHANAN. CHAPTER IX—CONTINUED. "You have nipre cause than I thought, to hate me and mine. I Have abused your charity by remaining so long. I will send word at once to your soldiers to remove me to Fe- Drying her eyes quickly, Blanche turned toward him, • j ( / "You are not strong enough to go, monsieur." '•"" ! "I have no right to linger; I have Itrought desolation to your home." "Ah! do not talk like. that. As .well say I had desolated your home, .since your sister has lost a brother, your mother a son. It, is the war—this terrible war, which I pray^ may soon end. Since you are 'in trouble, you .are no longer my enemy—-Unless, indeed, •'• your hand had been raised against my dear father, and then " "And then, fraulein—even then you would .minister to me, as you did when J lay at your mercy?" he asked eag- orly. t "Ah! monsieur, do not ask , me," she'answered, turning her white face from him. "It would bo through God's mercy if I did my duty then. I am not strong or good. I am only a girl." "You are more—you are an angel." 1 . -"Monsieur!" "I say again, you are ah angel. And—God help me—I-admire you with my whole soul." He spoke impulsively, and stretched out his hand toward Blanche. • With a startled cry. she drew back, and jfazed half fearfully ,into ,his eyes.- Then, as he made a : movement'to approach her, she waved him hack.-; \ "You should not speak to me so," she said, turning away. In a moment he was.beside her. . ; , "You must not go," he said, "you must not leave me like this. I know I have offended and. wounded you. How could it be otherwise? But you must say you forgive me—that -.you,do not despise me. Had I been able to Tiear your contempt, I should have liroken my parole, I think, and slunk away, bearing my secret with me; but the fear of your contempt held me. And now I have spoken." .;• She stood very still,' but did not answer him; and he could' not see " her face for it was turned away. • "Fraulein," ho murmured, "you are not angry with me? , I might have known it could not have been otherwise, you are so beautiful.' But you yourself have said, 'Why should we .be enemies?' Will you not let mo kiss your hand, fraulein?" "No, monsieur. I can not." ' Then you do not forgive me? You, "who showed such divine mercy when I had committed offenses against your •country, can not forgive now that I havo committed' an offense against you!" , In a moment hec hand was extended. He took it and kissed it, then it was Jjastily withdrawn, and before he could utter another word the girl had left him and was hastening with rapid toward, the, chateau, at fi hafd gallop. As they eamo tip th6y rfeihed ift, wlltl and covered with dtfst, he t-ecognizod among them his fcrother ^ftcet- V"6£&i«wno had been with fate when he first encountered Blanche d6GaVftlft8.' i Me hailed iiimifi the 0ef man toflgue. Vogel looked up; abdf uttered ah amaze'd cry. "Himmel! It is Hartmahn—alive!" tthfittiann tioddcd and descended to | the t'odd, where he shook hands with his comrade. "Where the thunder have you been? 1 ' growled Vogel, wiping his brow. "We gave you up for dead." J t ««l e*sbaped t as y6U see/' , , , "WifelV-there is no--titne tb be 1 lost. We fayt get out of this as wfi cftmc. Mount Up behind mo; there*,* give me your hand. 1 * "I cannot. I am a prisoner on parole." "Parole, or ho parole, now is your chance. Come, before the French devils return upon us in force." "It is impossible," said Hartmann. "Away with you. I shall not bi'eak niy word." As he spoke, a largo body of French infantry, .were seen approaching along the highway, at the rear. Hartmann turned and hastened up tho hill-Side under the shelter of some trees. He heard the word of command, then a clatter of horses' hoofs, and the Germans had disappeared. Fortunately for him he Was not perceived by the soldiers of the advancing body. They passed by rapidly, every now and then pausing to fire at tho retreating Uhlans. In a few minutes Hartmann had reached his former point of vantage, close to tho little chapel. Here he paused, and, looking down, saw the . French • soldiers thronging the market place, while the little body of German cavalry, now sadly" decimated, galloped until they' reached the further heights. Here they paused for a moment, and, wav- itig their lances; .uttered a mocking yell, which was answered by the enemy who thronged below. Then, galloping .'for life, they disappeared in tho direction of Havre. Sadly .and wearily Hartmann retraced' his steps, and returned towards \ the woods of Grandpre. What he had just seen only impressed his soul more fully with the-hopelessness of his passion for tho beautiful French girl. His mind was made up. He would linger no longer in ., the plateei'-bufdelfver himself up at once to the French authorities. • To stay on at Grandpre would be torture to himself and perhaps to her. . ,. He entered the gate and passed; into the shadow of'the woods. As lie did so he heard a sound as of a foot crushing the brushwood among the trees at his side. He paused and looked in the direction of the sound, but saw . nothing. Reassured, he moved slo'wly on, till he came in'sig'ht of the chateau. ; ;Behind and on each side of him tho woods stretched dark and gloomy. Close to him was the trunk of a fallen tree; he sat down thinking. Suddenly he seemed to hear a. sound again, as of some one moving in the wood close to him. . Ho turned his head and this time-saw, glaring from the- foliage, what seemed a pair; of human eyes. The next moment there wa,s a flash, a sharp report. ;He • staggered to his feet, and, with a low cry of pain fell forward on his-face. . the muttdred de 1 the but she did CHAPTER X. The Faoo in the Woods, ' Scarcely had Blanche left the solder's side when a wild cry. of voices, followed by the sharp sound of firing, «aine from the village, Hartmanp hastened to the hill* top and'looked '4own. The whole place was in commotion; wreaths of smoke were coming |rora the house windows, while down the further hillside galloped a troop of cavalry, half concealed in the •cloud? raised by the horses' hoofs. Hartmann recognized them, in, a, mo- ^nent. They were Uhlans. 1 A scene ,tpo common in those days .fpllowed, The few straggling- Franc j'l'ireurs who occupied the place , were ;.3needjly put to flight; but the armed 'pillagers from roof and windows cpn- itinu§d,the skirmish, As the Phlans flipped along, they rode < down . the Affrighted men and women who still .peered |n the streets; thep, pausing the market pjape, they aimed their at the figures who flred at them 3, -Th,e filing gr'ew fainter" r; only every no\v and then the orgjOk of a rifle, and ( » [• ,ih>ipk .pr pry. ^gjjiovmting, p{ the Germans, 'fproed tjaeir intp the houses, to uueftrth the enemy. Those they found had CHAPTER XL Blanche's .Vigjl. The shot was- heard from tho chateau. Some of the servants, standing on the terrace, saw tho German fall; but fully a quarter of an hour elapsed before anyone came to his assistance. Then old Hubert, trembling' like a leaf, and looking on every side of him as if fearing a vagrant bullet, came cautiously to; the place, followed by several women. As they bent over him in horror, afraid "to touch him, Houzel' the keeper came striding along the pa% and 'joined them. ••:_ Curiously enough, he was unarmed. .-••. : "Halloo!" he cried, gruffly, "what is the matterP" "See for yourself," answered Hubert, quaking in every limb. "It is the German! Some one has settled his business, at last." v . Houzel knelt down, raised the pros* trato fovm, and turned the pale face to the light. The eyes wove glazed and half closed, and a thin drop of blood was oozing from the bearded lips. "He is done fpr, 'as you say," muttered the keeper, "How did it happen?" No one could tell, all the gervents knew was that they had noticed tho Gorman sitting far down tho woodland path,- and had suddenly seen him start up-and fall, gimultanepusly with the report of a gun'. "The sn}oke came from the bushes yonder!" cried Hubert, "Some one is in Wding." The keeper, without hesitating a moment, ran off in the Direction indicated, and was seen forcing his way among- the trees and pushing aside thp branches. He came back, looking pale a-nd, agitated. "No one is there; but 'there has been fighting down yonder in the village, and perhaps some of pur people picked Jiimpff as they went by." "No doubt," answered Hubert; »«but what is to be dpno?" As, ho spok^i » eovQam arose frpm the wpraen- "See, he is moving," they cried. eyes.Jujd op,ejied as fte j vill&gfe, J&lreelly "he saw the of affairs,- h'o 6'rderod the fhftti to.fefe cftrfied instahtly into chateau. * "Whefe is the , use?" HOtfzel) "the rtan is dead!" , *>-l3o as t bid yotit" cried the little o,Ufe; "he btefttheg still, poor fellowl" "They carried him slowly to the house, Fathe? Andre himself assisting. As they entered the hall with their burden, Blanche mot them» and littered a cry of horror. "Who has done this?" she ihandedi \"No One can toll, 14 answered cure. "There has beeh fighting yon- dei", that is all I know." "Ho is dead!" sh'e taoftned, bonding ovei- hitn. Her tears fell upon his face. Then Carefully nttd silently, they carried him upstairs and laid him on tho bed. They had scarcely done so when n light foot Was heard Upon the stair, and Dr. Huet entered tho room. "What is the matter hero?" he dc- intinded. The story was soon told. Bonding- over Hartmann, the doctor made a hurried examination. , "This is an ugly business. I feat* there is no chance for the poor fellow this time. He has been shot through the back; the bullet is lodged in tho pleaura, close to the heart." As he spoke he stripped off his coat and rolled up his sleeves. , "He breathes still," ho continued. "Bring mo hot water and some linen quickly." .,..'• It was Blanche herself who hurried away to seek what was required. Now that the first shock of horror was over, her natural self-command asserted itself, and she was the Calmest there. ; With a face white as death, seemingly otherwise unmoved, Stood "calmly by while the doctor his terrible work — probed the bullet and dressed tho wound; and when all Vas over, the doctor and Blanche stood facing each other, while the young officer lay motionless upon tho bed. "Tell me the truth, Doctor Huot," : said Blanche, in a terribly calm voice. "You think he must dioP" "Yes, I fear so now." "Think, think!" she urgod. "Is there nothing would . savn him — nothing?" "While there is life, Mademoiselle Blanche, there :,'is -'always hope. The: only remedy I could suggest would be an. impossibility." '; "How?". "No one could be got to obey my instructions. They might be carried put if a Frenchman's life were at stake, but with a German, never!" ; "I tended him before; can I not do so again?" • The doctor opened his eyes. • "No, 'no; it is impossible now. Before it was nothing; now, at any moment he might die suddenly." "Toll me what to do," pci'sisted Blanche, "and I will watch." "You would have to watch all night," exclaimed the doctor. ' "Night after night, if need be! Ah! do not be afraid ; God will give me strength and courage." Dr. Huet led her quiotly aside.' "Keep watch then, through the night, since you are quite determined. Now, take this vial; it contains a valuable anodyne, which has already, as you have seen, greatly soothed the patient. Give him ton drops of this — ten drops, you will remember? — in a little water every thirty minutes, that is to say, twice in the hour." "I understand—ton drops?" "Yes. If you should see him sinking suddenly, double the dose — give twenty, even thirty — till he breathes as easily as he is breathing now." "I understand." [TO,BK CONTINUKD.] Ihettfote Ood Hath .tolrtnd together Let Jfo Man JPut Astttidct"-— Should look Aftfer Mi8 Sfi*- Stfttc l.rttts. HAT THERfi ARE hundreds and thousands of infelicitous hotoes in America 119 one will doubt. If there Were oftly ohe skeleton In the closet, that Wight be locked tifc and abandoned; but Ih many n home thefe is a skeleton itt the hallway and a skeleton in all the apartments. "Unhappily niiu-rled" are two words descriptive of many a homestead. It needs no orthodox minister to prove to a badly mated pair that there Is a hell; they are there now. Sometimes a grand and gracious woman will be thus-incarcerated, ahd her life will be a crucifixion, as was the case with Mrs. SigoUr- ney, the great poetess and the great soul. Sometimes a consecrated man will bo united to a fury, as was John Wesley, or united to a vixen, as was John Milton. Sometimes, and generally, both parties are to blame, and Thomas Carlyle was an intolerable scold, and his wife smoked and SWore; and Froude, the historian, pulled aside the curtain from the lifelong squabble at Craigenputtoek and Five, Cheyno How. Some say that for the alleviation of. all these domestic disorders of which we hear, easy divorce Is, a good prescription. God sometimes authorizes divorce as certainly as he authorizes marriage. 1 have just as much regard,for one lawfully divorced as I have for one lawfully married. But you know and I know that wholesale divorce is one of our national scourges. I am not surprised at this when I think of the influences which have been abroad militating against the marriage relation. For many years the platforms of tho country rang with talk about a free- love millennium. There were meetings of this kind held in the Cooper institute, New York; .Tremont temple, Boston, and all over the land. Some of the women who were most prominent, in that movement have since been distinguished for great promlscuoslty of affection. Popular themes for such occasions ''werei v the'tyranny of man,, the oppression of the marriage relation, women's rights and the affinities. Prominent speakers were women with short curls and short dress and<very long tongue, everlastingly at .war with God because they were created women; while on the platform sat meek men with soft accent and cowed demeanor, apologetic for masculinity, and holding the parasols while tho termagant ora- ..toi-s went on preaching, the doctrine of couftly 8* tire State of Illinois, Ift ofie feftf, tfeefe weW 88S dJvtffc^S, 1! 'yW Want l<J,Kft«w now eAsy.U Ig, ; fWtt.fi^6 6Wy to I6ok "6Ver the f8€btd8 of the states, in tfte city of Saft f kfacisdd 838 divorces in one yeftr; aftd ift tweMy' years ift New fiWglftita 20,006.' is that hot easy tmbfagh? . , -- ; What we Waht ih this country and itt all lands is that divorce be'made more aHd tnofe and more difficult. Theft people before they ehtef that relation will be persuaded that there Will probably be no escape froitt it except through the door of the Sepulchre. Thett they wilt pause oh the verge of that relation Until they are fully satisfied that it IS best, ahd that it Is right, and that it is happiest. Then We shall have ho more marriage In fUh. Theft ttiett and wohlert will not enter the relation with the idea that it Is only a trial trip, and if they do not like It they can get out at the. first landing. Theh this whole question Will be taken out of. the frivolous into the tremendous, and there Will be no more joking aboUt the blossoms in a bride's hair than about the cypress on a coffin. What We Want is that the congress of tho United States change the national constitution so that a law can be passed which shall be uniform all over the country, and what shall be right in one state shall be right in all the States, and what Is wrong In one state will be wrong In all the states. How Is it now? If a party in the marriage relation gets dissatisfied, it is only necessary to move to another state to achieve liberation from the domestic tie, and divorce Is effected so easy that the first one party knows of it is by seeing In the newspaper that Rev. Dr. Somebody on March 17, 1895, introduced in a new marriage relation a member of the household who went off on a pleasure excursion to Newport or a business excursion to Chicago. Married at the bride's house. No cards. There are states of the Union which practically put a premium upon the disintegration of the marriage relation, while there are other states, like our own New York state, that had for a long'tlme the preeminent idiocy of making marriage lawful at twelve and fourteen years of age. ,The congress of the United States needs to move for a change of the national constitution,,and then to appoint a committee—not made up of single gentlemen, but of men of families, and their families in Washington—who shall prepare a good, honest, righteous, comprehensive, uniform law that will control everything from Sandy Hook to the GOlden Horn. That will put an end to brokerages in marriages. That will send divorce lawyers into a decent business. That will set people agitated for many years on the question of how shall they get away from each other to planning •• how they can - adjust themselves to the more or less unfavorable circumstances. More difficult divorce will put an es- toppel to a great extent upon marriage as a financial speculation. There are men who go into the relation just as they go into Wall street to purchase shares. The female to be invited into the partnership of wedlock is utterly unattractive, and in disposition a suppressed Vesuvius. Everybody knows it, of pa»ip-s,tw^en past bi<n, T ..i*jso_. from side tp side. Houzel white as death, . he lives! but it is nearly over!" jjho keeper cried, eftgorly if jfUe wish, -prejia fjktjiev WEAKNESSES OF FAMOUS WEN Mimy Genluies Hiiyp Been Deficient in Mental and Mori»l Health, Dr. Janios AYeir observes that me< ehanical geniuses, or those who deal mainly with material facts, do not, as a rule, show any signs of mental degeneration. In proof of this, says the London Public Opinion, one need only instance Darwin, Galileo, Edison, Maxim, Watt, Burosey, Howe, etc. It is only the genius of jEsthotlcism, the genius of the emotions, that is goner- ally accompanied by unmistakable signs oi degeneration. Swinburne's poems show the mental bias of their •author, who is described as peculiar and eccentric. Many of tho men who have aided in ' making tho world's history, were victims of epilepsy, us was Julius Ca.'sar, military loader, statesman and author, *Manv men of genius have sufferedfrom choleric and spasmodic movements, notably Lenau, Montps* quieu, Buff on, Dr. Johnson, Thomas Campbell, Napoleon and Socrates. Suicide, essentially a symptom of men ; tal disorder, has carried off many a man of genius, including such immortals as Chattel-ton, Blount, Haydon, Cliv0 and David. Alcoholism and morphinism are now regarded as evidences of degeneration, and havo had as victims Coleridge, Sheridan, Steelo, Addison, Hoffman, Chavles kamb, Burns and many others, In wen ol genius tho moral sense is sometimes obtunded ov absent. Sallust, Sonepa and Papon were suspected felons; JJousseau, Byrpu, Fosoola and Cftresa were grossly immoral, ftud Casanova,' the gifted mathematician, w ^ s a mou swindler. <sMy friend," said the truly patrl- citizen, »yo« are beepming prow* iuenf in" politics." "Th.ftt J am," veplied tkelpeal loader. "«'J trust tUat you will<i<clppfc as your mptto the gp.o4 free love. That campaign of about twenty years set more devils Into the marriage relation than will bo exorcised in 'tho next fifty. Men and women went home from such meetings so permanently confused as to who were their wives and husbands that they never, got out of their perplexity, and the criminal and civil courts tried to disentangle the Iliad of woes, and this one. got alimony, and that one got a limited divorce, and this mother kept the children on condition that the father could sometimes come and look at them, and these went into pool-houses, and- those went into an insane asylum, and those went ; into dissolute public life, and all went Into destruction. Tho mightiest war over made against the marriage institution was that free love campaign, sometimes under one name and sometimes under another. Another influence that has warred upon the inairlage relation has been polygamy in Utah. That was a stereotyped caricature of the marriage relation, and has poisoned tho whole land. You might as well think that you can have an arm in a state of mortification and yet the whole body not be sickened, as to have those territories polygami- zed, and yet the body of the nation not feel the putrof action. Hear it, good men and women of America, that so long ago as 1862 a law was passed by congress forbidding polygamy in the territories and in all the place where tljey had jurisdiction. Twenty-four years passed along and five administrations before the first brick was knocked from that fortrss of libertinism.. Every new president in the Inaugural tickled that monster, with the straw of condemnation, and every congress stultified itself- Hself -in proposing some plan that would not -work. Polygamy stood more entrenched, and more' brasson, and more puissant, and more braggart, and more infernal. James Buchanan, a much-abused man of his day, did more tor the extirpation of this villainy than most of the subsequent administrations. Mr. Buchanan sent out an army, and although it was halted in Us work, still he accomplished jnore than some of the administrations which did nothing but talk, talk, talk! At last, but not until it hftd poisoned generations, polygamy has received its death-blow- Polygamy in Utah warred against tho marriage relation throughout the Jand. It was impossible to have such an awful sewer of iniquity sending up its miasma, which was wafted by the winds north, south, oast and west, without the whole land being affected by it. Another influence that has warred Against the marriage relation Jn this country has been a. pustulous literature, with Its millions of sheets every week Ohoked with stories of domestic wrongs, $,nd infidelities, and massacres, and out- until it Is a wonder to me that are any decencies, or any commonsense left on the subject of marriage, alf of the news-stands of all our reeking with the fllth, "Now," say some, "wo admit all those evils, and tho only way tq clear them put «r correct thenj is by easy divorce." Well, before we yield to thfit cry, let us find oxit how easy it is now. I have looked oyer the laws of, all the states, apd I find that while in gtfttes' it Is easier tU,ari in every {3ta,te it la easy. The state «$ but this masculine candidate for, matrimonial orders, through the commercial agency or through, the county records, finds out how much estate is to be inherited, and he calculates it. He thinks out how long it will be before the old man will die, and whether he can stand the refractory temper until he does die, and then he enters the relation; for he says: "If I can not stand it, then through the divorce law I'll back_ out." That process is going on. all 'the' time, and men enter the relation without any moral principle, without any affection, aj>d it is as much a matter of stock speculation as anything that transpired yesterday in Union Pacific, Illinois Central or Delaware & Lackawanna. Now, suppose a man understood, as he ought to understand, that if he goes into that relation there is no possibility of his getting- out, or no probability, he would be more slow to put his neck In the yoke. He would say to himself: "Rather than a Caribbean whirlwind with a whole fleet of shipping in its arms, give mo a zephyr off fields of sunshine and gardens of peace, 1 ' Rigorous divorce law will also hinder women from the fatal mistake of marrying men to reform them.. . If a young man of 25 years of age or 30 years of age has the habit of strong drink fixed on him, he is as certainly bound for a drunkard's grave as that a train starting out from Grand Central depot at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning is bound for Albany. Tha train may not reach Albany, for it may be thrown from the track. The young man may not reach a drunkard's grave, for something may throw him off the iron track of evilnatait; but the probability Is that the train that starts to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock for Albany will get there, and the probability Is that the young man who has the habit of strong drink fixed on him before ?G or 30 years of age .will arrive at a drunkard's grave, She knows he drinks, although he tries to hide It by chewing cloves. Everybody knows ho drinks. Parents warn, neighbors and friends warn. She, will marry him, she will reform him. If she Is unsuccessful in the experir mont, why then the divorce law will emancipate her.becduse habitual drunk' onness is a cause for divorce In 'Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Connecticut and nearly all the states. So the ppor thing goes to the altar of sacrifice, Jf you will show mo t|jo poverty-struck streets in any oily, I will show you the homes of the women who married men to reform them, in one , cuse out of ten thousand it may be a successful experiment- But have a rigorous divorce law, and that woman will say; "If I ani affianced to that man, it is for life," A rigorous divorce law will also do much to hinder iiasty and Inconsiderate marriages. Under the impression that one cv^n be easily releasec}, people enter the relation without Inquiry and with' out reflection.' Romance an<J Impure rule the day, Perhaps the only ground for the marriage compact is that al>e likes his looks and ho ^dmU'es tho grace'. wa,y she passes aruunfl toe ice creanj the picnic! It Js &U they know other. .It 1,9 ftU the preparation ' &fta WuffNSnj a$" ' tile' Heftrln*.*" _.„.... bi tte * amfi? wftfcfc is tt» e&wteiff" - stoifie of the state, &h5 ift tnt ttaffti of that God who hath m up that fft§«ft*» . tlon and who Hath mftde the fateftkmg of the Wafltal oftth the most afJffalftftg of all 'pefjttWel, 1 IfhitfofB tfcS ftfffBfftg- <of the tTnitetl StatSi ta 'mafc& tiflflt Mghleoti% Uftifbrtti law for alt and front 'ocedft ttf o-tf^aftj .&fc ject tit marriage attd divdrci. Let me say to the fiflirattdl 6f . people in this house this aftefnedft, __ fofe -yoU giVe Jrout heart &ft£ liaftd Itt. hbly alliance 5 , Use all caution; outside as' to habits, " -' -"'" sitioft, serutihtze the . _. ..... ancestry, and Ahd OUt'the"',ambitldnsV i Do not take the heroes ahd the hefdiftea of cheat) hoVels for a model, 1)6 iidt but youf lifetime holiness in the keep* ing of a man who has a reputatldh far being a little loose in morals, or in the keeping of a woman who dresses fast. Remember that while go6d lodks'are & kindly gift ot, God, wrinkles or adcldent may despoil them. Remember that Byron was no more celebrated for his beauty than for his depravity, Remember that Absalom's hair was not more splendid that his habits were dea* plcable. Hear. It, hear itl The only foundation for happy marriage that has ever been or ever will be is good char* acter. Ask God whom you shall marry, If you marry at all. A union formed in prayer will be a happy union, though sickness pale the cheek ( and poverty empty the bread tray, and death open the small graves, and all the path of life be strewn with thorns, from the marriage altar with Its Wedding march and orange blossoms clear on down to the last farewell at that gate where Isaac and Rebecca, Abraham and Sarah, Adam and Eve, parted. And let me say to you who are in this relation, if you make one man or woman happy you have not lived in vain. Christ says that what he Is to the church you ought to be to each other;' and if Sometimes through difference of opinion or difference of disposition, you make up your mind that your marriage was'a mistake, patiently bear and forbear, remembering that life at the longest Is short, and that for those who have been badly mated in this world death will give quick and Immediate bill of divorcement written in letters of green grass on quiet, graves. And perhaps, my brother, my sister—perhaps you may appreciate each other ; better In heaven than you have appreciated each other on earth. In the "Farm Ballads" our'American poet puts into the lips of a repentant husband, after a life of married perturbation, these suggestive words: And when she dies I wish that she • would'be laid by me, And lying together in sljence, perhaps - we will agree, And if eVer we meet in heaven, I would not think' it queer If we .loved each other better;because-, we quarreled here. And let me say to those of you who are in happy married union, avoid first quarrels; have no unexplained corre-' sponde.nce with former admirers; cultivate. no suspicions; in a moment of bad temper do not rush out 'and tell the neighbors; do not let any of those gadabouts Of society unload in your house their baggage of gab and tittle-tattle; do not stand on your rights; learn how to apologize; do not be so proud, or so stubborn, or so devilish that you will not make up. Remember that the worst domestic misfortunes and most scandalous divorce cases started from little infelicities. The whole piled-up, train of ten rail cars telescoped and smashed at the foot of an embankment one hundred, feet down came to that catastrophe, by getting two or three inches oft the track. Some of the greatest domestic misfortunes and the wide-resounding divorce cases have started from little misunderstandings that were allowed to go on and go on until home, and respectability, and religion, and immortal soul went down in the crash, crash! And, fellow-citizens as well ds fellow- Christians, let us have a .Divine rage against anything that wars on the marriage state, Blessed institution! Instead of two arms to fight the battles of life, four. Instead of two eyes to scrutinize the path of life, four. Instead of two shoulders to lift the burden of life, four. Twice the energy, twice the courage, twice the holy ambition, twice the probability of worldly success, twice the prospects of heaven. Into the matrimonial bower God fetches two souls. Outside that bower room for all contentions, and all bickerings, and all controversies, but Inside the bower there is room for only one guest—the angel of love, Let that angel stand at the floral doorway of this Edenlc bower with drawn sword to hew down the worst foe of that bower—easy divorce. And for every paradise lost may there be a paradise regained. And after we quit our home here may we have a brighter home In heaven, at the windows of which this moment are familiar faces watching for our arrival wondering why so long we tarry, „ ,, -' . , Ufe, A woman tUat; loaf pf bye$d to gave to cherlsU and ob,ey, marry -an atheist, by ii Jllaek Caimija I<ynac, Ernest Rogers was' walking In the woods near Frewsburg, N, Y,, the other day, When he heard his dogs in savage combat with something. He hurried to the spot with an ax and got there in time to see one of his dogs ripped open t and hurled ten feet away by the animal they were fighting. The battle was going on in the cavity made by the upturned roots of a tr^e, and the wild ani» mal had backed under the roots. The remaining dPS made a dash for it, the animal, of a kind that Rogers never seen before, sprang out closed with him- This* gave Rogers his opportunity and he knocked the anjU mal's brains out with the ax. Jt w.8s. much bigger than 'a wildcat, nearly- black, with olawa twa inches Jonf ftn,<| very sharp, a stumpy tall, 8ji# lopg, 1 erect tufts on the tips of Its ea.rs t firs dragged, the animal to the where it' was pranounceil da lynx, This is p.ut of its native dbg out?ight ^na wpuifl have work ,of the other, but £oy arrival of lgers JtiBd. jjfe

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