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Thomas à Kempis - Born 1380 Died 1471. His chief work "De Imitatione Christi."

Mahomet, Arabia A.D. [526?]

Montaign , France 1533.

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six hundred thousand pounds' worth of jewels on his ignoble person. The pretty bride passed six happy years as Electress before the insurgent Bohemians offered her husband their ill-starred crown, which he would have put by but for her insistent ambition. Hardly was he crowned when he was compelled to flee for his life from his new kingdom, while the Spaniards seized his old domain of the Palatinate, he wandering a crownless king, a homeless man, until, still young, he died of sorrow at witnessing the miseries of his people. The brave-hearted ELIZABETH lived on to the age of sixty-five, dependent on the alms of her brother princes, losing, one after another, her seven brilliant sons, seeing every hope of her happy youth fade into emptiness, but destined, through her youngest daughter, SOPHIA, to bring the coveted crown to her descendants, the Brunswicks, who, through her, laid claim to the English throne. August 20, 1153, is the feast-day of St. BERNARD, Abbot of Clairvaux, "the last of the Fathers," one of the greatest men of the Middle Ages; less well remembered, perhaps, for his asceticism, for his piety, for his learning, for his goodness, for his eloquence, wonderful as were all these, than for having, in a persecuting age, refused to persecute the Jews. A Jewish contemporary says of him: "Had not the tender mercy of the Lord sent priest BERNARD, none of us would have survived." On August 21, 1762, died Lady MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU, that remarkable beauty, wit, and genius, who made the age her debtor by introducing the practice of innoculation, yet who advises her granddaughter to conceal whatever learning or sense she may possess as sedulously as she would deformity, no character being so utterly contemptible in fashionable England, she say, as that of a woman of intelligence and cultivated judgment. On the 22d of August , 1485, died King RICHARD III., valiantly fighting on Bosworth Field, where the terrible Wars of the Roses ended, and England, under the TUDORS, began a new life. On the 23d, in 1305, WILLIAM WALLACE, the Scottish patriot, was cruelly executed at Smithfield, after a mock trial had proved him guilty of high treason against a king to whom he owed no allegiance. The 24th of August, 1572, witnessed the murder of Admiral COLIGNY, and the beginning of that cruelest episode of modern history, the massacre of St. Bartholomew. On the 25th, in 1770, starved to death the wonderful boy-poet THOMAS CHATTERTON, who, at eighteen, had written history, legend, balland, and song, and who, being an impostor, was not the less a genius. On the 26th, in 1635, died that most precocious and prolific Spaniard LOPE DE VEGA, who was reputed to have dictated poetry at the age of five, who printed plays fill twenty-six quarto volumes, and whose manuscripts are three times as extensive. The 27th is memorable as the day of CAESAR'S landing in England, 55 B.C. Twenty-five years later, on the 13th of the month, that splendid queen who was a mightier force than CAESAR, since she subdued him, the Egyptian CLEOPATRA, wooed Death in the high Roman fashion, and made him proud to take her. On the 31st of August, 1688, died the travelling tinker JOHN BUNYAN, author of the Pilgrim's Progress, of which MACAULAY said that it was perhaps the only book concerning which the verdict of the ignorant majority had come to be the deliberate judgment of the educated minority. And so departs the summer, full of days and honors.

SEPTEMBER This ninth month of the modern year was the seventh by the old reckoning, and hence bore the appropriate name of September. Although OCTAVIUS chose to bestow the dignity of his title upon August, his birth-month has not lacked sponsors. A complaisant senate proposed the name of TIBERIUS, but that strange, inscrutable old man--"the keenest of observers, the most artful of dissemblers, the most terrible of masters"--declined with thanks. Fifty years later DOMITIAN, a gentleman entirely untroubled by any shrinking modesty, imposed on it his own family name--GERMANICUS. "Imperious CAESAR, dead and turned to clay," however, had but scant posthumous honors. Hardly half a century later the ever-polite senate complimented PIUS ANTONINUS, the admirable, by calling September fr him. But virtue and vice went alike unremembered in that swift, brilliant, brutal age, and with only the golen reign of MARCUS AURELIUS intervening, the detestable COMMODUS, who considered himself an avatar of Hercules, substituted Herculaeus for Antonius. How soon this alterable month shed its new honors does not appear, but about the year 275 the good Emperor TACITUS conferred on it his name, expecting, no doubt, to live in memory with JULIUS and AUGUSTUS. Dead as the men who cherished them are all their small ambitions, and with a venerable inappropriateness we still write plain September at the top of our letters through the too brief splendor of its thirty golden days. The 1st of September is dedicated to St. GILES, patron saint of cripples and beggars. Wherever his churches were built they were placed on the outskirts of the town, near to the chief thoroughfare, for the greater case of his poor following. The old Longon Church of St. Giles, Cripplegate, testifies to this gracious custom. On September 2, 1666, broke out the great fire of London, that terrible configuration which the zealots really believed to foreshadow the end of the world, and which burned over four hundred and thirty-six acres, blotting out four hundred and thirty streets, more than thirteen thousand houses, eighty-nine churches, and many public buildings, and destroying property to the amount of fifty-four millions of dollars--an almost irrecoverable loss for those days. On the monument raised in commemoration of the disaster a bitter inscription accused the papists of setting the fire, and although there had never existed a vestige of evidence to warrant such a suspicion, it was not until 1831 that this cruel slander was obliterated. The 2d, 3d, and 4th of September will live in evil fame as the period of the French prison massacres in 1792. On that brilliant autumn Sunday rumor had announced the fall of Verdun, and the Prussians in full march, with gallows ropes, with fire and (?). It was whispered that the imprisoned loyalists were ready to revolt. The decision of DANTON sent the half-crazed mob, drunk with fear, passion, power, to the gates of La Force, L'Abbaye, and the rest. Into a lane of pikes, axes, sabres, the shrinking prisoners were driven, and when the third day of horror closed, eight thousand innocent men and women lay bleeding and dead on the stones of the streets--most illustrious, most pathetic, figure among them, perhaps, that of the beautiful Princesse de Lamballe, who earlier in this Reign of Terror, had escaped to England, but whose love and loyalty brought her back, in the vain hope to save her queen and friend, MARIE ANTOINETTE. In 1751 September lost eleven days in the change from the Old Style to the New, the time between the 2d and 14th being dropped bodily, and the 3d becoming the 14th, to the great convenience of later generations and the no small disturbance of the contemporary one. On the 3d of Septembre--a day curiously connected with his successful fortunes, died, in the year 1658, that great genius and narrow, dominant man, OLIVER CROMWELL. The 4th of the month, B.C. 520, was the birthday of PINDAR, the greatest lyric poet of Greece, the friend of ALEXANDER, the pupil of the famous CORINNA, who is said to have competed successfully five times with him for public honors, and to have given him that most excellent advice specially pertinent now to a certain school of young poets--to "sow with the hand, and now with the whole sack." On the 5th of September, 1569, in the prison of the Marshalsea, died Bishop BONNER --"Bloody BONNER" of Queen MARY'S day-- who, by virtue of his ecclesiastical office, sentenced two hundred victims to the stake, and imprisoned many more. Sixteen years later this day brought into life ARMAND DU PLESSIS, Cardinal DE RICHELIEU, who was to wield a power greater than that of kings, who humbled the haughty French nobility, strengthened the authority of the crown, restored the balance of power in Europe by curbing the dangerous supremacy of Austria, founded the French Academy, fostered the arts and sciences, and yet died so generally hated that the people lighted bonfires on hearing that his end was come. On his fifty-third birthday, and four years befoe his death, was born that other potent spirit, LOUIS XIV., whose long reign of seventy-two years was the golden age of France. September 6, 1769, that memorable year of birthdays, the first Shakspearean commemoration was held at Stratford-on-Avon, under the auspices of "little DAVY GARRICK." The owner of SHAKSPEARE'S house, a splenetic clergyman, having town down that edifice and destroyed his mulberry-tree, the lovers of the poet's memory offered their three days' celebration of odes, processions, addresses, choral singing, and spectacular pageant in protest and loyalty. September 7, in 1533, was the birthday of Queen ELIZABETH; in 1621, of the great CONDE; in 1707, of Comte de Buffon; in 1709, of Dr. SAMUEL JOHNSON--four lives full of interest to their own times and to ours. On the 8th, in the year 1474, was born the great Italian poet ARIOSTO; and on that day, in 1560 and in 1650, ended the few days and full of trouble of two of the loveliest figures of their time, sweet AMY ROBSART and the fair young Princess ELIZABETH, whose palaces had been prisons, and whose progresses were but hasty flights from one loyal castle to another. September 9, 1513, saw the disastrous battle of Flodden Field, remembered to this day in Scotland with a bitterness of shame. On the 11th, in 1649, eight months after the execution of King CHARLES, CROMWELL fought his sanguinary battle of Drogheda, and laid Ireland, submissive if not loyal, at the feet of the Parliament. On the 12th of September, 1683, JOHN SOBIESKI, King of Poland, dealt a fearful blow to the dreaded power of the Turks, than an almost irresistible soldiery, by the raising of the siege of Vienna. On the 13th of the month, thirteen years before his royal mistress, was born WILLIAM CECIL, Lord BURLEIGH, for twenty years ELIZABETH'S most prudent, vigilant, and

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Robin Hood's Grave at Kirklees hall

Of leading romantic characters no one is more interesting than Robin Hood. If any faith inscription on the tombstone, of which we give a photograph, Robin Hood, the romantic figure of Sherwood Forest, breathed his last on christmas eve, 1247, having died at Kirklees Priory, Yorkshire, on the site of which now stands the beautiful seat of Sir G. J. Armytage, Bart. The story goes that he died at the gate house to the estate, and that through its window he

Column 2: shot his last arrow to decide where he was to be buried. Little John is said to have dug his grave on the spot where the arrow fell. The grave is to be seen in the ground of Kirklees Hall. It is surrounded by an iron railing, and bears a tablet with the following quaint epitaph:-

Hear underneath dis laitl stean Laz Robert Erl of Huntingtun, Neer archir ver az e sa geud An pipl kould im Robin Heud, Sich utlawz az e an iz men Vil Ingland nivir si agen.

HAD 4766 DOGS

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"The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another." - George Eliot. Contralto Solo - "Sunset" (Dudley Buck) - Miss Mabel Owen. Women and Legislation - Mrs. Ellis Meredith. Tenor Solo - "Only Once More" (Moir) - Mr. Herndon Morsell. Woman Suffrage from the Colorado Point of View - Hon. Alva Adams. Message to Garcia - Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford, President State Federation of Woman's Clubs.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16. MORNING, 10.00-12.00 O'CLOCK. Congressional Hearing before Judiciary Committee of House, and Woman Suffrage Committee of Senate.

AFTERNOON, 2.30 O'CLOCK. Prayer - Rev. Marie Jenny Howe. Election of Officers. Miscellaneous Business

EVENING, 8.00 O'CLOCK. Colorado Speaks for Itself. Susan B. Anthony, presiding. Prayers - Rev. A. D. Mayo, D. D. Music. How Woman Suffrage Affects Women - Mrs. Isabella Churchill. The Young Women in Politics - Mrs. Helen Belford, Chairwoman Democratic Woman's State Central Committee. Music. How Campaigns are Conducted - Mrs. Ina Thompson, Chairwoman Repulican Woman's State Central Committee. Education in Colorado - Hon. Helen Loring Grenfell, State Superintendent of Schools After Ten Years - Hon. I. N. Stevens.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17. MORNING. Work Conferences. 10.00 -11.30 O'CLOCK Prayer - Rev. S. M. Newman, D. D., pastor First Congregation Church. What Legislative Work Shall State and National Suffrage Association Seek to do; and How Shall it be Accomplished? Mary Hutcheson Page, proxy, presiding. 11.30 - 1.00 O'CLOCK. Organization Work Shall State and National Suffrage Associations do and How Shall it be Acomplished? Maud C. Stockwell, presiding. AFTERNOON, 2.30 O'CLOCK. Prayer, Rev. Olymipia Brown. Congregational singing, led by Miss Etta V. Maddox An Hour with Field Workers. Address: Harriet May Mills, New York Mary N. Chase, New Hampshire. Priscilla D. Hackstaff, New York. Laura A. Gregg, Nebrasks. Report Resolutions Committee. Address. Colorado Question Box - Ellis Meredith. EVENING, 8.00 O'CLOCK Prayer - Rev. John Van Schaick, jr., pastor Church of Our Father. Music. The Main Line - Evelyn H. Belden. Music. The Problem of the Individual - Mrs. Annis Pound. Campaigning in Free States - Mrs. J. Ellen Poster. Woman Without a Country - Rev. Anna H. Shaw.

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59 [Engraving of a sailing vessel at sea with a smaller one in the back ground] [title under engraving] THE FIRST OCEAN STEAMER - SAVANNAH

[two columns] [first column] THE FIRST OCEAN STEAMER The first ocean steamship was planned by certain citizens of Savannah, Ga. and at their expense was built in New York, in the years 1818 and 1819, being completed in February of the latter year. Our engraving shows her under full head of steam, and every sail set to favoring wind.

This vessel was properly named the "Savannah." She was of 300 tons burthen, clipper built, full ship rigged, and was propelled by one inclined, direct-acting, low-pressure engine, similar to those now in use. Ths size of her cylinder was forty inches in diameter, with six- feet stroke, and carried twenty pounds of steam. The paddles were of wrought-iron, with only one flange, and were entirely uncovered, as our picture shows. They were so attached to the shaft that their removal and shipment on deck could be accomplished in fifteen or twenty minutes, without difficulty - which fact would indicate that some doubt was felt with regard to the result. There were two fine cabins for passengers, the two being separate, and handsomely furnished. All the berths - thirty-two in number - were state-rooms, and were provided with every comfort then demanded.

On the 28th of March, 1819, the Savannah left New York for Savannah, which port she reached April 6th, after a very boisterous passage down the coast. Hundreds of citizens greeted her approach, and all the people were enthusiastic. Somo excursioning followed, and finally the oceancraft was advertised to sail for Liverpool direct on the 20th day of May. No

[second column] passangers offered, but she nevertheless sailed as per promise, in ballast, and just one month later she came to anchor in the harbor of Liverpool. During her passage the engines were worked eighteen days only - it being found neccessary to economize fuel. Pitch-pine was burned, coal not then having come into use on steamers. Her speed, with both steam and sails, was from five to ten knots an hours.

Nearing Liverpool, the "Savannah" resumed her paddle wheels, the more effectually to astonish British lookers-on, and with wheels plying to their utmost, and all sails set she went into the Mersey proud as any princess going to her crowning, the spectators absolutely astounded at her appearance. After remaining at the wharf a month, where she was visited by thousands, she sailed for St. Petersburg, and there Captain Rogers and his novel craft were received with every mark of respect and admira-

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[sketched of a railroad yard] MAY 22, 1907

LLED IN CE TROUBLES

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Jordan Stabler, President[...]Richard L. Bently, Vice President[...]Edward A. Walker, Secretary & Treasurer IMPORTERS OF JORDAN STABLER COMPANY FINE OLD MEDICINAL STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES 701-703 & 705 Madison Ave. WINES AND BRANDIES

ESTABLISHED 1862. INCORPORATED 1900. Baltimore, 190

SAMPSON OR SEHLEY?

"When the Spanish fleet with full headway Dashed out of Santiago Bay Taking the chances of death and wreck, The steed on a Yankee quarter deck, And marked the [gas] with eagle eyeSay, was it Sampson, or was it Sehley? "Who was it, when shot and screaming shall Turned Sabbath calm into echoing hell, Steamed into the thickest of the fray, His good ship leading all the way, While the rear of his guns shook earth and skySay, was it Sampson, or was it Sehley?

"In American hearts, who holds first place Of those who claim part in that glorious chase? Whose name stood out on that proud day As the hero of Santiago Bay? In letters of gold write that name on highShall we write it Sampson or write it Sehley?"

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to one month's imprisonment, for insulting the ministry of state. Thirty peasants who were implicated with them have been acquitted.

A Bad Fire in Poland.

LONDON, July 13.-One Hundred houses have been destroyed by fire in the town of Koden, province of Siedlic, Poland. Three hundred families out of the total population of 2,500 have been rendered homeless by the conflagration.

Henry M. Stanley in Berlin.

BERLIN, July 13. -Mr. Henry M. Stanley has arrived here. France and the Congo Free State will submit the disputes concerning the Congo frontier surveys to the arbitration of Switzerland.

Yesterday's Cholera Returns.

ROME, July 13.-The cholera returns for to-day are: Brindisi, 147 new cases, 48 deaths; Fontana, 73 cases, 26 deaths; Latiano, 33 cases, 12 deaths; San Vito, 17 cases, 4 daths. Jumping for Life.

CHICAGO, July 13.-At one o'clock this

morning fire broke out in T.E. Morris' livery stable, on Thirtieth street, between Indiana and Michigan avenues. The cause of the fire is unknown. Peter Smith and his wife,

F. E. MARINE - - F. E. MARINE, GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, FOR THE SALE OF FLOUR, GRAIN, SEEDS, LUMBER, ETC., ETC. NO. 45 WEST PRATT STREET, BALTIMORE, MD.

J. PARKHURST, JR., & CO., GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Manufacturers of PARAFFINE OIL, WAX AND AXLE GREASE. And Dealers in Sperm, Whale, Lard, Tallow, Tanner, Signal, Spindle, Coal and Lubricating OILS. Sperm, Paramine, Imperial, Adamantine, and Beeswax CANDLES. Agents Best French Degras. NO. 78 SOUTH ST.. Baltimore, Md.

Insurance Companies. BALTIMORE FIRE INSURANCE CO. (INCORPORATED 1807.) S. W. CORNER SOUTH AND WATER STREETS.

This Company INSURES AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE in the City or COuntry, on the various descriptions of property.

HENRY S. TAYLOR, President.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Francis T. King, Wm. H. Brune, Herman Von Kapff, C. Morton Stewart, B.F. Newcomer, Orville Horwitz, Wm. W. Taylor, W. C. Pennington, Mendes Cohen, James G. Wilson, Stewart Brown, Austin Jenkins, Gilmor Meredith, Isaac F. Nicholson, Charles K. Harrison.

M. K. BURCH, Secretary.

AMERICAN FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF BALTIMORE, NO. 6 SOUTH STREET. A. ROSZEL CATHCART, President, CHAS. W. SLAGLE, Vice Presidet, D.C. CHAPMAN, Secretary. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: J.J. Turner E. Levering J.Q. A. Holloway [?]

St. Mirin took the lead, followed by Coracle, Exmoor, Ormonde and the others. The positions of the four leaders were continually changing until the end of the half mile was reached, when Coracle retired. Ormonde then drew to the front, followed by Exmoor and St. Mirin, and coming on won in a canter by four length. Exmoor was a bad third. Time 3:21 2-5. The weather was splendid and the attendance unusually large.

French Action in the New Hebrides.

[By Cable to The American.]

MELBOURNE, September 15.-Exciting Reports have been received here of arbitrary French action in the New Hebriedes. Rev. Mr. Macdonald, a Presbyterian missionary at Havannah Harbor, in a letter to Lieutenant Marx, of the British gunboat Swinger, says that the French Hebrides Company have seized the lands of the native Christian mission, alleging prior title, and that the French commandant threatened the natives with armed force if they resisted. The company also claims lands of other British subjects. Mr. Macdonald asserts that the French practically exercise sovereignty over the island. A collision between the natives and the French is imminent. Threats have been made against Mr. Macdonald and native Christians, and he demands assistance from the English squadron. The premiers of the Australian colonies are about to hold a conference to consider the situation.

French and Spanish Rivalry in Africa.

[By Cable to The American.]

MADRID, September 15.-A telegram from Elobey, on the west coast of Africa, reports conflicts between Spaniards and Frenchmen, owing to the hoisting of the French flag alonside of the Spanish flag on some west coast territory. According to the latest advices, the natives on the left bank of Muni river, opposite Fernando Po, hoisted a Spanish flag, and a Spanish gunboat was sent to protect it. The authorities of the French colony of Gaboon thereupon also despatched a gunboat to the spot, the captain having instructions to claim the Muni country as French territory. The two gunboats met. The Frenchmen wanted to hoist the French flag, but the Spaniards announced that they would fight before they would allow the French colors to be raised. The Frenchmen then made a for-

caining the bombs. Witness said [?] were round, and some of them were pipe [?] They weighed about fifty pounds. They were all loaded with dynamite , and had caps fixed in them. While they were carrving them they got Mitzenberg, and the three of them carried the trunk to Neff's Hall, No. 58 Clyborne avenue. They took them in through a side door and into the hallway. There the trunk was opened, and several people came to look at the contents. Saw two or three men take bombs. I took two, and put them in my pockets. Then went away, leaving the bombs in the passage-way. The hall back of Neff's saloon, witness said, was called the "shanty of the Communists." Anarchists and Socialists all used to meet there. When he left Neff's saloon, Lingg, Thielen and Gustav Lehman were with him, and they were afterwards joined by two men of the Lehr and Wher Verein. All had bombs.

"Tell what you were going to do that night."

"A disturbance was to be made on the North Side. That was arranged previously. Other disturbances were to be made on the West Side, to prevent the police from massing at any one point."

Lingg said disturbances should be made all over the North Side to prevent the police from going to the West Side. As they passed the Larrabee Street POlice Station, Lingg said it would be a beautiful thing to throw in a couple of bombs. From Larrabee street he and Lingg went up to the Webster Avenue Station. A patrol wagon came up. Lingg said we was going to throw in the bomb; that it was the best time to do it. I said it was not a good time, that it would be useless. Lingg became excited and wanted me to give him some fire from my cigar. I went into a hall and struck a match-as if I was going to give it to him. The patrol wagon passed before the match lighted. Lingg wanted to follow the wagon. He thought there was trouble in the West Side, and wanted to know what it was. I persuaded him to go home a little before eleven o'clock. Lingg asked me if I had seen a notice in the paper that the armed men were to hold a meeting on the West Side. He showed me a copy of the Arbeiter Zeitung, and pointed to the word "Ruhe," which, he said, meant that there was to be a meeting, and that everything was to be turned upside down. The word "Ruhe" was a signal for all of the armed men to assemble on the West Side. The word was selected to give the men notice that there was to be trouble. Lingg and I went to Neff's Hall again, where a number of others were. Herman said to Lingg, in a very angry voice: "You are the cause of it all." There some one told of the Haymarket affair, and said that a bomb had killed a great many. Lingg said nothing. On their way home Lingg said that even now he was scolded and jibed at for the work he had done; that his borthers in the cause did not appreciate him. We hid our bombs under the sidewalk. It was about midnight when he reached home.

Witness identified a number of implements used by them in the manufacture of their bombs, and described how the dynamite and other stuff were brought into the house. Witness knew Engel, and they belonged to the same Socialistic group. He had often heard Engel make speeches, saying that every workingman should make bombs.

Mr. Ingham here holds up a piece of gas pipe and asks: "Is this the way a bomb looks when it is ready to go off?"

The court asks: "Is that loaded?"

"Yes, your honor."

"This is no place for it," said Judge Gary. The spectators are evidently very nervous at the production of the implmenets of Socialistic warfare, and the women present looked very much alarmed.

The prosecution assured the court that they were not dangerous, and Inspector Bonfield offered to take them into the next room and take off the caps, but the court said the next room was no place for such work, and the bombs were taken to the lake front for the operation.

The witness resumed his story. During the car drivers' strike last year the delegates from the different groups used to meet every week at the Arbeiter Zeitung office-Neebe, Schwab, Lingg were members of the groups. The North Side group had rifles and drilled with them. Witness identified a copy of Herr Most's book.

The defence moved to have the testimony all stricken out on the ground of "irrelevancy."

This was overruled, and the cross-examination was begun. Witness said he had been made no promises by the state's attorney or officers, who simply told him he had better tell the truth. He did not know that his testimony or statements would prevent his being tried for murder. The cross-examination was severe and searching, but the witness' testimony remained unshaken, and at one o'clock recess was taken.

AFTER THE RECESS.

Not a dull moment elapsed during the afternoon. Jury, lawyers, judge and spectators were kept fixedly, without the slightest relaxation, at the same high tension to which [?] when the day's exciting de-

Mr. John Curlett.-The committees of the Northern and the Southern Presbyterian Churches completed their work, and will report to their respective assemblies in May.- The benefit to Jack Kilrain, given at the New Assembly Rooms, was a great success in every way, and there was some fine sparring. -A number of the schools had interesting exercises to close the sessions for the holidays. -Washington Irving Bishop, the mindreader, failed to put in an appearance at the Concordia, on account of illness.-Mayor Hodges gave a dinner party to three debutantes.

In the United States Senate yesterday, bills were reported for the execution of the opium treaty with China and to amend the Pension laws. Mr. Dawes' resolution instructing the Committee on Finance to report how the taxes can be reduced to the necessary expenses of the government was passed.-In the House of Representatives, a bill was reported requiring all land gran railroad companies to maintain telegraph lines. Lewes, Del., was made a port of entry, and the Oklahoma bill was further discussed.-Both branches of congress adjourned until January 4, 1887.

The board of visitors to the Military Academy recommend that the President be allowed to appoint ten cadets-at-large every year, instead of once every four years.-The House Foreign Committee has restored the provision of the Diplomatic and Consular bill making the Chinese mission first-class. -Secretary Lamar has gone to Mississippi. -The United States steamer Kearsarge is to be repaired.-The President has approved the bill for the relief of the graduates of West Point, to fix their pay.-The court dismissed the Pan-Electric suit of J. Harris Rogers against Attorney General Garland.- Wm. H. Welch, deputy third auditor, who has been confined to his room with a cold, is better.-The joint commission charged with

vigilant is when the pavements are next covered with sleet.

If Mr. Cleveland keeps on sending in the name of Mr. Matthews to the Senate, it will not be long before "noxious obstinacy" will become a popular phras

When Senator Blair carries his point, and the woman suffragists are triumphant, we may expect Foremothers' Day to be celebrated annually with intense enthusiasm.

Under ths "sign ordinance" the barbers' poles will have to be moved back from the curb-stones, but the towering telegraph poles, it may be noted, are permitted to remain in all their unsightliness.

Germany's supremacy as a beer-drinking country is threatened. New York's beer bill annually foots up about seventy-six million eight hundred thousand dollars, and Chicaog, Milwaukee and Cincinnati are yet to be heard from.

The cowardly surrender of a squad of United States soldiers out West a few days ago to two train robbers is not without its lesson. The next time we have a war it would be well to hire the train robbers to do some of the fighting.

Weather like that of yesterday afternoon is commonly regarded as neuralgic, but the first two days of the business week, bright and beautiful as they were, will make the pocket nerves of many a man jump when settlement day comes with the first of January.

Briar," by Arlo Bates (Roberts Bros., [?]

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LITTERING PLAIN. [?]

and of Living Men, or the Acre of the Undying. [?]

popular edition. 12mo, cloth. Price, $1.50. [?] purely imaginative kind."-Philadelphia Press. [?]

Translated by MISS WORMELEY. Containing: I. [?] III. Another Gambler. IV. Jacques Molan. V. [?] mo, cloth. Price, $1.00. [?]

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[two columns} [first column] Nestling closed to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, remarkable for beautiful scenery and made renowned by such teachers and thinkers as Nevin, Schaff, Rauch, and Higbee, is Mercersberg College. Here was at one time the site of Marshall College, removed a number of years since to the city of Lancaster. During the past three years, however, this insitutiion has been managed as a high-grade academy for boys, and it is rapidly taking rank among the best preparatory schools of America. At the last three Commencements it has graduated sixty-seven young men, more than fifty of whom have entered the following colleges and universities: Harvard, Princeton, Lehigh, Lafayette, Franklin and Marshall, Ursinus, and University of Pennsylvania. Two courses (the English, preparing for technical schools or business, and the Academic, leading into college), under a faculty of nine members, maintain a high grade of scholarship.

Situated in a small community, this school is unacquainted with the distraction of city life. The atmosphere is one of moral purity and manliness, and the Bible finds a regular place in the cirriculum. On the first Sabbath of each month, noted preachers come from abroad to preach to the boys; there are also given "Monthly Practical Talks: by men eminent in Business Law, Medicine, Theology, Teaching and Journalism. The discipline of the school demands close application and good behavior. Boys with vicious habit are dismissed from the institution.

The equipment of the school is modern. Large, airy, handsomely-furnished room, a cheap market, a school dairy and vegetable gardens given comfortable accommodations and excellent boarding, at very moderate rates. A number of scholarships, recently provided, enable boys of limited means, but who have good ability, to educate themselves for an exceeding small outlay of money.

The following testimony of Dr. William M. Sloane. Professor of History in Princeton University, will give an idea of the quality of the work done at Mercersburg. Says he: "Dr. Irvine, Principal of Mercersburg College, has been a trusted friend for many years. His school is an admirable institution, well-planned, well-ordered, and successful in upbuilding both character and scholarship among the pupils. those of the boys who have entered Princeton have done credit to their training, being manly men and excellent students."

Mercersburg's ideal boy is the one who is taught to cultivte and use all of his powers. Encouragement is given to athletics, with proper retrictions. Each boy is required to join one of two literary societies; a faculty member, as adviser of the societies, helps the boys to learn the elements of oration and debate. All boys are required to speak in public at least twice during the school years. The entire school as one chorus is drilled in vocal music. Under competent instuctors, the glee, banjo, and mandolin clubs add a charm to school life. Essay work and letter writing are required of all, and two publications, a monthly and an annual, are edited by the boys of the school who enter into their journalistic labors with great enthusiasm.

[second column] [four photographs of Mercersburg College on right side of newspaper article] [text - second picture MAIN HALL MECERSBURG COLLEGE] [text - third picture SOUTH COTTAGE] [text - fourth picture NORTH COTTAGE]

William Mann Irvine, Ph.D., the President and Head-master of Mercersburg, is a gradutate of Phillips Exeter Academy, of Princeton University, and of Lancaster, Pa., Theological School. He has made a special study of education in the foremost academies of England. He has also had a wide and varied experience as an educator of young men, covering a period of many years, and is thoroughly familar and in sympathy with boy-life in all its phases. His aim is to inspire each boy, who is placed under his care, with the lofty ideals of thorough scholarship, broad attainments sound judgement and Christian manliness.

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16 LITERARY NEWS [two columns] [first column] [sketch of a lobster trap] [text under sketch From Badminton Library THE LOBSTER NET. Little, Brown & Co. LOBSTER NET Knot to Knot MESH 1 1/2 in RING Diam 19 3/4 ins (outside measurement) {Leader from {Ring to Knot 18 ins Depths of Nat to ting 22 ins L of Bait 6 ins Corks apart 12 ins Thickness of Rich 5/5 in Length of CORS 2/2 in

Deep-Sea Fishing. AFTER all, the main purpose of "Deep - Sea Fishing," by John Bickerdyke and others (the latest issue in the Badminton Library), is to instruct sea-fishing anglers at home, and the thoroughness of the counsels given is very noteworthy. A chapter on knots, whippings, and the like, carefully illustrated, will prove a serviceable beginning. Fly-fishing from land and piers, and while sailing in a small boat, attracts most fishermen, as it is free from the nauseous accompaniments of bottom fishings; and much pains have been taken with this part of the subject. Fish that love the bottom are next treated in the same practical manner - cod, haddockss, whiting, and the like, together with the appropriate lures or the unsavory

[second column - two articles] [first article] [first twenty lines the right side of page is torn leaving text missing. bairs which each Special attention conger, which i no in British seas of which is able to d stotly with tail and hooked. Large con on reefs far from the cleanly, excellent fish. ones and those near are, unfortunately, are general, and ascend drai the tide at watering-plac that as food (although manicturtle soup os largely of them) they do not en commend themselves to scenti. Other fish, the pol swim between the rocks and surface, and afford much sp to amateurs. Here, again, t author caters admirably for an glers. The book ought to prove a great comfort to pater familias obliged to kill time at the seaside. If he is a good sailor and can hire a steady boatman, John Bickerdyke's advice ought to furnish him with a novel sport and render the thoughts of the annual sojourn by the sea as welcome as it is too often dull and distasteful. (Little, Brown & Co. $3.50.) - Athenaum

Dutch Master. THIRTY masterpieces of the Dutch and Flemish painters of the seventeenth century, reproduced through the imcomparable wood-engraving of Timothy Cole for the pages of the Century Magazine, have been given a permanent form by the Century Company; accompanied by Mr. Cole's comments and the critical notes of John C. Van Dyke, they make a most beautiful and artistic volume for the holiday season and "for all time" under the title of "Old Dutch and Flemish Masters." A thicker, richer paper and broader margins than could be given them in their original setting show them to far greater advantage, especially in the printing, the light and shades being deeper and more distinctly marked. the volume in its warm, cream-colored binding, with a delicate design in gold and with black lettering, is a charming and attractive outside as the most exacting could desire.

After his long study of Italian art, exemplified

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