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A Martyr's Tomb In the Catacombs.
"In peace," one wrote above thee through
While overhead Rome thundered death
The fading lino for eighteen hundred years
Una faqcd the darkness marshaled round
In peace. Througn stormy ways thy spirit
Unto the silence of thine haven here;
In pence thou steepest, whom the Hood or
11 a in o
Swept home to rest beyond the reach of
'In peace. The sudden sound of trumpet
The swarm of savage hordes by land and
'The crash of kingdoms swaying to their
The rending earth havo all been peaco to
In peace, Before the patience graven there
Our faithless lips grow dumb, our faint
'God give us strength like thine the strife
And peace beyond the strife to find as
Mabel Karle, in Youth's Companion.
BORN TO SERVE
By Charles M. Sheldon,
Author of "IN HIS STEPS. ' ' "JOHN KINO'S
QUESTION CLASS," "EDWARD
lUopj right, WW, by diaries M. Sheldon.)
CHAPTER VIII. Continued.
There was u little embarrassment at
the first greeting with the Wards, but
It soon passed on a ltd in a few mo
ments the young minister was chat
ting delightfully. His happiness was
on his' face and in his manner. He
had never looked so noble or so hand
some, Barbara's heart taid to herself,
almost wondering whether it was all
a dream from which she would soon
be rudely awakened, lint it was no
dream like that. Her heart sang as
she began to realize its reality.
"0, by the way," Mr. Ward said sud
denly, turning to his wife, "Martha,
how about that rule that we made
long ago, that the hired girl should re
ceive her company in the kitchen?
'Why did I go to all the expense of
furnishing that new kitchen if the girl
is going to sit here in the parlor?"
Mr. Morton jumped to his feet, and
"walked over to Barbara.
"Come, Barbara," he said, with a
"touch of humor that equaled the occa
sion. "Come out into the kitchen
where we belong. This is no place for
Barbara rose, blushing and laugh
ing. "Yes, I sec. Just an excuse to get
rid of us," Mr. Ward said, as the lovers
"We want to live up to the rule of
the house," Mr. Morton retorted.
They went out into the room where
"Barbara had spent so many hours of
Shard toil and, when they were alone,
the minister said: "Dear, do you
know, this room is a sacred spot to
'me? I have thought of you as being
rliere more than anywhere else."
"If 1 had known that," Barbara said,
,gently, and she no longer avoided the
loving brown eyes that looked down
at her, "it would have lightened a good
many weary hours. 1 feel ashamed
now To think of the quantities of tears
T have shed in this little room."
"The thought that your life has
gone out in service heie, Barbara, is
a beautiful thought to me. What a
wonderful thing it is to be of use in
the world! I thank God my mother
"brought me up to reverence the labor
of the hand in honest toil. There is
noth'ng more sacred in all of human
Then they talked of their love for
each other, and were really startled
when the door suddenly opened and
Mr. Ward called out from the entry:
"Gas and coal come high this winter.
Toil can draw your own inference."
They rose, laughing, and came back
Into the parlor, where Mrs. Ward
.apologized for Mr. Ward's interrup
tion. "Don't say a word, Mrs. Ward,"
"Morton said, gayly. "I shall soon have
Barbara all to myself."
"I don't know quite." Mr. Morton
Hooked at Barbara.
"There will be mourning in this
(household when she goes," Mrs. Ward
replied. "I never expect to have an
other girl like Barbara."
"I'm sorry for you, but you can't ex
pect me to feel any sorrow for my
belf." "Yes, that's it," Mr. Ward put in,
ironically. "You preachers are nl
ways talking about sacrillce, and giv
ing up, and all that. I notice that,
when it comes to a personal applica
tion, you are just as grasping after
the best there is as anybody."
"Of course,'' said Morton, cheerful
ly, looking at Barbara.
"He Is going to sulTer for it,
though," Barbara came to the rescue
of Mr. Ward. "He may lose iiis church
just as you are going to lose me."
"I don''; think so," Mortan answered,
oulml. 'nut Jf 1 do" He did not
finish, but his look at Barbara spoke
volumes. It said that he had found
something which would compensate
for any earthly loss.
' When Morton had gone, Barbara
slipped up to her room. Her happi
ness was too great to be talked about.
The thought of what her lover, her
"lover," she repeated, had said about
service, about the image of herself
daily in that kitchen, made her trem
ble. She had tried to accustom herself
to the thought of Christ's teaching
about service. Her study of the dif
ferent passages in the Bible referring
to servants had given her new life on
the subject. It had all grown sweeter
and more noble ns she went on. And,
now that her life had been caught
up into this other life, a newoV and
clearer revelation of labor nnd min
istry had come to her. Never had Bar
bara offered a truer prayer of thanks
giving than the one that flowed out
of her heart to God to-night. Never
had the depth and beauty of human
service meant so much to her ns now,
when human love, the love sanctioned
by Jesus and made holy by His bene
diction, had begun to translate com
mon things Into divine terms.
In her Bible-reading that night she
found a passage In the sixth chapter
of Second Corinthians that pleased
her very much. It did not belong
first of all to the service of a house
servant; yet Barbara felt quite sure,
ns she read, that, if Paul had been
questioned about it, he would have
said that the teaching applied just as
well to house-ministration ns to min
istration anywhere else. This is the
passage which she read: "Giving no
occasion of stumbling in anything,
that our ministration be not blamed;
but in everything commending our
selves, ns ministers of God, in much
patience, in afllictions, in necessities,
in distresses, in strifes, in imprison
ments, in tumults, in labors, in
watchings, in fastings; in pureness,
in knowledge, in long-suffering, in
kindness, in the Holy Ghost, in love
unfeigned, in the word of truth, in
the power of God; by the armor of
righteousness on the right hnnd nnd
on the left, by glory nnd dishonor, by
evil report and good report; ns de
ceivers, and yet true; as unknown,
nnd yet well known; ns dying, nnd
behold we live; as chastened, and not
killed; as sorrowful, yet always re
joicing; as poor, yet making many
rich; as having nothing, nnd yet pos
sessing nil things."
"Have I been a 'minister of God?'
now often I have complnined nnd
shed tears over little things as I
have tried to minister to the needs
of this house! Surely at its very
worst I have not endured the hard
ships that Paul speaks of. I know
he is speaking of preachers, probably,
of missionaries of the cross. But I
am sure he menus that anyone who
'ministers' to the real needs of life
is a 'minister of God.' And, if I have
really been n minister of God, how
little I have realized its meaning!"
"Help mc, my Father," Barbara
breathed her prayer, "help me in the
thankfulness for the great joy of my
life to live as a servant of Thine.
Through all these possible hardships
may I learn to keen close to Thee.
Help mc to bless other lives nnd give
them encouragement and a true
thought of ministry. It is nil so
wonderful, my Father! Thou hast
led me in wnys so unforeseen by my
poor selfishness. It is all too won
derful to me. Oh Thou Great but lov
ing God, I thank Thee. In the name
of Him who has redeemed me.
It was the next dny that Barbara
had a call from Mrs. Vane.
The old lady had met Mr. Morton;
nnd, reading his happiness in his
whole person, she asked him bluntly
to tell her all about it.
"My dear," she cried as she kissed
Barbara on both checks nnd shed a
tear out of her sharp eyes, softened
by her love for Barbara, "I congratu
late you both! It is wonderful; but
I knew all the time that he loved you
and would have you and I knew that
you would give yourself to him. It
is all as it should be. The Marble
Square church is a great institution,
but it is not so grent as love. I want
you to be married at my house. Mor
ton is one of my boys. 1 knew him
as a child, nnd x love him as a son."
"I don't think mother would allow
me to go away from her, even to
you," Barbara answered, smiling nnd
blushing until she looked like a pic
ture, Mrs. Vane nnd Mrs. Ward botli
thought ns they stood looking at her.
"We have arranged to be married at
"That's best; yes, that's best!"
The void lady nodded approvingly.
"No church displny, no show, no
cheap or vulgar flaunting of self on
the occasion of the most snored ex
perience in a girl's life. 1 always said
Ralph Morton deserved the best
woman on earth for a wife and he's
getting her. The good God bless you
both!" And the impulsive old lady
kissed Barbara again; and, when Bnr
bara went back to her work she re
mained some time with .Mrs. Ward,
talking over the great event; for it
was truly great to Barbara and Mor
ton and his friends, and indeed to all
Marble Square parish.
For, when the news of the minis
ter's engagement became known in
Crawford, as it did in a very short
time, because he made no secret of It,
there was consternation in Marble
Square church and in society gener
ally. "Is It true?" Mrs. Rice solemnly
asked Mrs. Wilson the first time they
met after the news became known,
"is it really true that Mr. Morton Is
going to marry Mrs. Ward's hired
girl? It is simply awful. It cannot
"I'm afraid It Is," Mrs. Wilson an
swered, clasping her hands with a
tragic gesture as If some terrible ca
lamity had taken place. "I had the
information direct from Mrs. Vane,
who had it direct from Mr. Morton
"It will break up Marble Square
church, that Is all!" Mrs. Rice said,
decidedly. "A thing like that Is too
serious a social departure for even
Mr. Morton to make. As much ns
people like and ndmlre him, not even
his great talents can excuse such a
great social blunder."
"They say," Mrs. Wilson suggested
in a hesitating mnnner, "that the girl
Is really well educated, and not just
an ordinary hired girl. You know
Mrs. Wnrd has told us something
about her going out to service in or
der to help other girls realize its dig
nity and and so forth."
"It makes no difference!" Mrs. Rico
replied sharply. "She Is known ns a
hired girl. The idea of being obliged
to look up to her ns our minister's
wife! Will you submit to thnt?"
"Supposing she proves worthy of
her place?" Mrs. Wilson suggested,
"It's out of the question!" Mrs.
Rice answered, positively. "The
whole thing is awfully unfortunate
for Marble Square. If Mr. Morton
had only chosen some girl of good
social rank, Miss Dillingham, for ex
ample. But, as it is, 1 for one "
Mrs. Rice did not finish what
seemed like a threat, but scores of
other women in Marble Square felt
and .spoke just ns she did, and the
outlook for a great disturbance in
the parish was very good.
When Sunday came, Barbara pre
pared to attend service. She lind not
been for several Sundays, not since
the time of the scene at the Endeav
or society. Mrs. Ward wondered at
her lack of nervousness. There was
a self-possession about Barbara, now
that she had committed her future
to the young minister, that Mrs.
Ward admired. She began to have a
real respect for her in addition to
When Barbara went down the aisle
with the family and entered the Wnrd
pew with the rest, it is safe to say
that every eye in Marble Square
church was directed toward her.
What people saw, very many of them
to their great surprise, was a lovely
fnce, free from nffectntion or super
ficial prcttiness, without bashful con
sciousness of her prominent position,
livery woman in the house could not
help acknowledging: "She looks like
a lady." Love had done much for Bar
bara. It is a wonderful power to dig
nify nnd bless.
There were hundreds of people in
Marble Square church that morning
i w i
"GAS AND COAL, "OME HIGH THIS
who had just come from the perusal
of one of Crawford's most sensational
Sunday papers, which with a cruelty
that was actually Satanic, and a
coarseness that vas actually criminal,
had printed what it called, in startling
headlines: "A Spicy Tale of a Hired
Girl and a Preueher. The Rev. Mr.
Morton, of the Fashionable Marble
Square Church, to Wed a Hired Girl.
Full Particulars of the Engagement.
With Snap-Shots of the Parties."
There were two columns of descrip
tion that were worthy of authorship
from the lowest pit, accompanied with
what purported to be reliable pictures
of the two lovers. And it was from the
perusal of all this horrible invasion
of every sacred and tender private
feeling that the human heart holds
dear, that most of the men nnd wom
en had come into church that morning
to ndd to the sensation by almost as
heartless and cruel a scrutiny of Bar
bara and Mr. Morton.
Bnrabara did not know all of this;
but, even if she had, her love was so
pure and great that it is doubtful
whether anything could have obscured
her perfect happiness. When her
lover rose up to preach, she never felt
more pride ii him, or more confidence
j In his powers.
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He fully justified all her expecta
tions. Unlike Hnrbara, he knew quite
fully all the venom and vlleness of the
pnper in question. On hla way to
church, grinning newsboys hnd flaunt
ed the pages in his face and shouted
their contents in his cars. From all
that, he had gone Into his room, and
after the sustaining prayer that had
refreshed and quieted his soul ho had
gone out to fnce the people. But he
hnd first faced God. Ho was not in the
least afraid of the people after that.
It is doubtful whether Marbles
Square church had ever heard such
preaching before. It Is doubtful
whether Morton had ever before had
such a vision or delivered such a mes
sage. The spell of his power was on
all the great congregation. Hearts
that had come to criticise, to sneer, to
ridicule, were touched by his words.
Members of his pnrish who after read
ing the pnper had fully iiinde up their
minds to sever all connection with the
church changed their minds during
the wonderfully sweet nnd helpful
prnyer that followed the sermon.
Ah, Barbara and Ralph! The Spirit
of God is greater than all the evil of
men. If victory comes out of all this
Buffering for you, it will be due to
God's power over the selfish, thought
less, cruel children of men.
When the service wns over, Barbara
quietly went out with Mrs. Wnrd. In
the vestibule they were met by Mrs.
Dillingham, who had come out of the
other door from a side aisle.
With scores of people noting what
was said and done the majestic old
lady greeted Barbara with n courteous
and even kindly greeting that was un
mistakable and created a genuine sen
sation, for no family in all Marble
Squnre church had higher connections
than the Dillinghnnis.
"My dear Miss Clark," Mrs. Dilling
ham hail said, "your mother was kind
enough to return my call. You have
not been so good. Will you come and
see me soon?"
"Indeed I will, Mrs. Dillingham, if
you have forgiven my neglect of your
invitation so far."
"I'll forgive anything in a Dilling
ham. You don't forget you're one of
us, as I have said before."
She swept out of the vestibule
grandly, holding her hcael a little high
er than usual, and Barbara blessed the
nobility in her that was unspoiled by
nil her riches nnd socinl rank. Preib
ably nothing thnt occurred that morn
ing made a deeper impression social
ly. The old lady had not said a word
about the engagement. She had too
much delicucy and good taste. But it
was just as plain as if she had wel
comed Barbara as her minister's wife
that she accepted the situation with
out a thought of remonstrance and
was prepared to act loyally towards
Mr. Morton, respecting his choice and
even ready to defend it before nny and
all of her influential acquaintances.
Miss Dillinghnm was at the other
end of the vestibule while her mother
was talking to Barbara. She did not
approach Barbara, and, so far as could
be seen, did not even look at her dur
ing the service. Her proud, hnndsomo
face was directed, however, with a
fixed and painful gaze upon the
preacher through all the service. If
at the close Alice Dillingham calmly
shut the door of her own heart over
its dream of romance in which the tal
ented preacher of Marble Sejuare
had begun to be adored, it may be that
Barbara fully understood it; and in
avoidance of her by the one who had
lost what Barbara had gained, Bar
bara saw no cause for personal ill will.
When the henrt aches, there are' times
when it must ache alone, and riches
and beauty are no security and no
The weeks that followed this event
ful Sunday were crowded with inci
dents nnd meaning for Barbara. She
remained nearly a month with Mrs.
Ward, until help had been secured,
and then with mutual sorrow the
women parted, Barbara going home to
make preparation, with her mother's
help, for her marriage.
"If you aren't suited with the situa
tion you've found, you can come back
to us any time," Mr. Ward said, as his
wife kissed Barbara and mndc no at
tempt to hide her sorrow plainly
shown by the tears n her face.
"Thank you," responded Barbara,
laughing through her tears, for it
was a real grief for her to go; "I am
afraid I shall never come back. But,
if you will come and see us, I will
promise to bake some of your favor
ite dishes for you."
She waved her hand to them ns
they both came to the door and bade
her an affectionate farewell and
soon turned the corner, with n grave
consciousness that one very impor
tant chnpter in her life hnd come to a
close and n new one had begun.
To He Continued.
"Miss Shnrpe Vera," he began,
"you must know why I have been
coming here so much; why I sit hero
in the parlor with you night after
night nnd "
"I suppose Mr. Pinehpenny," Miss
Vera Shnrpe interrupted, "it's cheap
er to do thnt than to take me out
anywhere." Philadelphia Press.
Truth mill rrrjinllcr.
Very few people want to know the
truth, unless it fits their prejudice.
LONG LEASES OPPOSED.
Tho Hnwrsoolc Hill for Dlnpnntttou of
Pnsluro Limd Witt Not Ho Hoport-
oil at Thin HomIoii.
Washington, April 22. -Thero will
be no- legislation at thin session of
congress providing for the leasing of
publlo lands for grazing purposes.
Mr. Lncey, of Iowa, chairman of tho
hottso committee on public lands,
stated that the committee would not
hold nny further hearings on tho
Boworsock bill and wotilel not tnko
nny action upon it or upon nny other
grazing bill nt tho present session.
It has developed that tho intcrestn
In tho publlo lands aro so conflict
ing that it will bo impossible to pass
any bill that will bo acceptable. Bing
er Hermann, ocEi'nlssionor of the gen
eral laud office, has ended tho pros
pects of legislation by appealing be
foro tho committee and protesting
ngalnst tho proposed leasing bill.
Commissioner Hermnnn assorts that
nny grazing bill providing for long
time lenses of tho public lands will
retard homestcadlng nnd tho settle
ment of the public domain.
MAY IGNORE THE HOUSE.
Henntn Itnpntillcnnri Hitvo rtalmnin to An-
thorlzn Treaty NoRntlntlunn to Cmiir
Tariff GoiicftiHlonn to Culm.
Washington, April 22. Tho senate
committee on Cubau relations met
Monday nfternoon to brgln consid
eration of the Cuban reciprocity bill
sent over from the house. At pres
ent it lotiks hb though Senntor Piatt
and other senate leaders were dis
posed to report a bill which would
disregard all of the work done in tho
ways and means committee of tho
house; Ignore the compromise rela
tive to tho immigration nnd labor
laws, and simply authorize the presi
dent of tho United States to enter
into n treaty with the new Cubnn gov
ernment, when organized, which
would have for its objoct concessions
on the part of this country amount
ing to 25 per cent, of tho Dingley
rates. In the bill the proposition will
probably be put In tho shape of an
authorization to ce)llcct 75 per cent,
of tho Dingley rntes on Cuban prod
ucts. GOT IT FROM NATIVES.
Amerlrnn Snlillnrit Flrnt Hw Mnmihob
Scout Atlmlulflter the "Wutar Cure"
flit ill In Ono dine.
Washington, April 22. The senates
committee on the Philippines Monday
resumed the examination of witnesses
in the investigation of affairs in the
I'hillpplno islands. G rover Flint, of
Cambridge, Mass., who served as first
lieutenant in tho Thirty-fifth volun
teer infantry, testified that he had
been a witness to the water euro,
ns administered to the natives by tho
Macabebe scouts and that this was
done to get information as to tho
whereaboutB of their guns. The guns
wero delivered. The following day
some men of his own regiment ap
plied the cure, but their act was with
out tho authority of their command
ing ofilecrs. Flint hnd been, he Haiti,
a witness to at least 20 cnseB of wa
ter cure. Ho never had seen any one
die as a rcBitlt of the cure but line
Been a hospital corps working on n
native who had been rendered un
conscious. EDWARD BATSON CONVICTED.
MUlonrl Young Alun Will rrolinbly Unrig
for tho Murder of III Km ploy or nml
Family Nenr I.ako C'liurlo, I.u.
Lake Charles, La., April 22. Tho
jury in the case of Edward Batson,
charged with the murder of the Earl
family, returned a verdict of murder
in tho first degree. Tho penalty is
death. Batson worked for Earl and
one morning neighbors discovered
the family of six murdered In their
home. Suspicions soon pointeel to
Batson nnd ho was arrested by efTl
cers of Grundy county, Mo., while
visiting his mother neur Spickarel,
Fntnlltlo In Okluhnnm Storm.
Guthrie, Ok., April 22. Numerous
fatalities aro reported from tho re
cent storms that passed over south
western Okinhoma. In the vicinity
of Lcger Mrs. James JohnBon was
killed by a henise being blown against
a tent she occupied and Contractor
Reed and wife, of the 'Frisco corps,
wero suffocated by n tent falling on
thorn. Three persons aro reported
killed at Mountain park and at Lono
Wolf tho lightning killed Adolph
I)r, Tiilmnco AVaii Thrifty.
Washington, April 22. The will of
tho late Rev. T. DeWltt Talmage was
fllotl here yesterday. It leaves an
estnte valued at more than $300,000,
of which about 5250,000 Is In personal
property, consisting of secured notes,
United States four per cent, bonds,
stock and cash in bank, furniture and
A Liiwyer Drops Dimtl In Court.
Topcka, Kan., April 22. D. W. Dun
nett, a lawyer, of Hutchinson,
dropped dcael just as he concluded
nn nrgument in the federal court yes