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A #WIFE eFC
By THOMAS A.
E . I *aow there i
tery associa ted wi'' - *r
0 0 ife. You have told -.j.
a Cg:in and yet agaiin W.
95< inot let me share wi
y(u':. Your burdn ":i'
Na h al :he lighter.
Tliere was an intensity, a al
a1xiety in the ian's tones -
r.-tynd a deep n emotion.
The womau-a sweet-faced.
liguted woman. from whose M'Us
--yes there beamed forth a gr yi m -
pathy-was silenlt, s rangely siseii .
oued as though she was rtetin
u, t.' whether she should ya him
tur secret. 'Twas a pathetic mtieat.
-!id the man even fancied '1t. the I
vry atmosphere was somehow 1harged
wIth an element of romance. j d
mu the sulight the doves cooed thear
.tave and the thrush sang i
"What is it. Evelyn? Whz t it
tk? I have a right to know. you
nve tod me you love me."
'Oh. Richard Halifax. why w- I
- persuaded into that mad . .ies
's;on? WVhy' Whvy'
And as Evelpn repeated the cues
,.oa her voice thrilled with . sion
Yes. 'twas true." said the ir
.iie was little beyond her n -
il o t fiercely. "'T-..as r4 :b t ;
ft.ve no right to love you."
'Twas true." echoed the b.'
t.dner. "and you have no rigtlit :eI
me? Why, you stupid child. 1'lded
h:, attempting to rake her in h'. rar.
:ou are pos-essed o1ly bF :Dme
She retreated from him : re
pelling him with her hands,
lowinvg him with eyes that g: von
'You shall hear why." she - re
*;iuteyher voice hoarse the
m LotioL which a great cour'1 1t I
F1or two or three .seconds v a.
.dIent. Her lover waited witi an
oatience, standing near her 3s ."iuh 1
iP guard her against some m.
- vii. The suimer sun pier. i
i1he room. and for a mom
-rounded the two with a war -.
She sighed-t 'was a wear - -
::1d commenced her story.
'You know m, Richard Ha .s
vehyn Maynard. I have a-:
Richard interrup'ed with j I
- Why. child, ha ven't I knor~ :-u .
'ither and mother for year~e Wht
mfancy is this? You have ni 'd a
night to the name as I hary Hai
The girl only wenit on. motn ri':.t.
but with hanIds tighty Clb..:-in
'You are about to h.ear ma 4:ei
*iou remember. Iihard, lhb.' r
.ears I was supposed to be c'n ' .iI
tio my Aunt Rachel. I left h'o' for
she purpose of staying with u"e.b
( i not remain with her !5'-.' .1
"Shortly after my arrival isi . nI
U receiced the a trenijion of Atib-:n
lings. I fancied myself in i.. ih
him-ferventiy in love wth :.
Richard Halifax started -.o
". Poor Richard, you :iave ;:. Sa
vdethan this. He woe -- e
"Medly. I will not stay to than ~a
tIis purpose was. I know tbh0 ,-. ian
miay together and that we w-- r
She noted the agony in her 62-:t0e:
tice. but dared not dlelay' her r-y
not benW W 'c~did I .no-t (discover ti m's
-haracter ea :ietr? I sooni leai that I (
ihadnobenh uyic:. ai
Ieast I was his wif".
* We lived together at ht -ser.
jear. First he trea ted me 93 7
iten as an au'tmbr'tance. thei ae
-rj my aunt. to my fathler, to i.-:oe
-'iy to let h:1t i' free. Ha " ':net
-lhat the arrtiauc should: I~ Ie
'mnown. I ref'use. a i! his . -.
r.'jected ll his~ ovtu:~re. m-- ;
A~t last he left me--left ur iseart- I
broken and pennilesS. I beame ill.
Aly poor aunt found mue andi nursed 1
'ie back to health. She lived r? ieace
ful seetisioni. and, dreading 'he' end ofC
"iy escapade. 'ad confessed t !s nno
but my father He. stern in b -es
--' famnily digtmty. had Ii *-i- the I
'When I recovered. fther 'ught 1
mte home-a rruned. hopeles., "omn.
'M twenty-and. Itiehard H.f ax
"Synot." she hurried on nm '*elth
S:seagernest. 'that I deceied y .
Riebhard Halifax looked at ia.Sh
Ce kneCw siL had not w?f yde
-. '. no." l~. ' eaCula ed: - . 1i
1 -n the tr'ts. H-> somnehow~ .tad I
' ther with apr.eals for muoney, ''r he
Nd rom to the endti ofnis rastees.'
Xi !ast mry father". tire'd of th ' -ak
mI;.' ref"'- di ad mra. 'I* .e - w'
:,hor iiterval and tonwe:wie
newsape en~ing tain- nlo
I w*. i r . =d ye , e
. Le i - .oc : ::: i : e .bu
'R A LIFE
ii: ifax took her hand in his. He
%mi,!,1 have spoken. He howed. kissed
he'mblilng fingers, stood a moment
-tating. and then. hreathing a sol
'm God have you in His keeping,"
ItIia rd Halifax. bronzd, bearded
ind hardy of linb. stood like tre other
wnmbers of tle crowd gazing with hor
-itied eyes upoll the flames, as dlefiant
if all ob-taeles. they lieked their way
n destro:Ang. malicious triumph. It
vas a pitabie refiection that a build
ng which had been the fruit of so
nue'h benevolence and charity should
a but a few hours be reduced to :1
nere charred, useless shell. The vic:
ims of pain would be the poorer for
ie burning of the Sydney Iospital.
Richazrd had only conie in froni the
utcrior-that half-known, mysterious
aud, the L wrne anC grave of so many
dvlent1Aous men-the day before. lie
iad been tempted to leave his hotel by
he overpowering heat of the evening.
cud had then hurried whither a lurid
lame unexrectedly shot athwart the
'"Thank God. the whole of the pa
lnts have been rescueO," remarked
Suddenly the throng was poseessed
y -mething very like horror. "Hal
he patient been brought out from thme
ever ward?" It was the superintend
,t who had asked this question. The
powd was paralyzed by the fell
hought-a man stricken tiown with
ever being suffocated, perhaps con
umed. hy the flames. Naught could
pparently save him. A thousand eyes
vere directed toward the ward.
Then the crowd held its birra-h in
nspense. A glimpse had been cauiglit
a bearded man Juiminz into tihe
aldren of fuma and tightim: his way
) whete a" bad been told :he afulicted
non lay. It was but a ticee!ng glance.
d the crowd s'arcely' diaredl move
1W as it marveled whe .her this dar
nw e.aim would succeed.
A mi nute passedl-two-thret'. Eetchl
en fan Lour. Not -. cry escaned
'.-i:'ong. strung to a tension of ex
e:iet in which arti'rlalion was
. '-h~ght breath of air fanned the
ne:ieee for one second and it was as
hough .. curtain had been withdrawn.
he bearded hero was seen struggling
ibrough the flames with a man in his
rem.. Would he succeed. cr would he
wrish. t(o? The brief lurid picture
h:u had been given to the crowd bad
hiown him struggling, fighting,
'aitling. as though making a hIst
erole effort for victory.
lEven as~ the crowd were moved by
ear a g .2 cheer rang out, to ue
atenC uip and echoed to the very
The tr~an. With his burden, had
Ca(ched alplace of comnparative safety.
bihers from the crowd elimbcd to
henm. i.' cre the flames could reach
he" spot the two were receiving the
iuistrat.ons of sympbathizers.
Tihe heio and the paticnt were both
teoausious-the hero, burnedt and
car:'ed; the patient, strangely enough
Ii nel1 d by the flames.
Iz'chardi Halifa~x knew not wl~iat hadi
titpened when he awoke. He was in
s:rupulousiy clean :~partment. which<
ad been hurriedly fltied up to receive1
4' rescued patients. Capped nursesi
nid grave d3ctors were flitting noise
'ly about. A hospii-al? But why<
-as lhe there?1
Then tome memory of' th: previous
ght was re-called. Hrl-d lie haen hurt? 1
Then he turned his neavily bui-1
c edI head-burdened with many
rappings and much liniment-to the
Hie saw a man, the occupart of an
ther bed. intently regarding him. It
asthe f'ever patienit of the hospital.
ii inln ine'dents of the night were now
'vived. The patient was no longer
rh-ken with fever. Hie was elothed
ahis light mind, wve: k. '.11. doomed to
u peod of medical car. but sane.
"I'd like to shake hiands with yout.
."said be in a (luavering voice.
Unti i cant-tihe distancmte is too great
t1d1 e'm too weak. Bt for you I'd
are ueen e. Itice pile ( t a'lhes. and
eeni rpreservedl, perhaps. in a tea
The jauntinese of thme .speech was
nly assumed. There was sincerity in
he voice, sincerity in the eyv<. a cce'
ain inflexion t:1at told ihat the main
adt been greatly touched.
"You're a h~ro, by heatvens, if cver
here was one.' he pirocededi. '-And I
uess. sir, I'd like to' lnowv t he nmem
Sa ivan whoi riskel his life to sv
poor, fever-s tricken devil like me."
"It's all righe:, l fellowv," gasped out
ilifaex. 'n whaet he mea ito 10le a re
ssuring, friendly tone. He littie
:new how sadl.4 iruoken .:as u~s volt' .
My nan~e is Richard l!atiifax."
"Elh:" the nian was ;uazing at him
rieth open-eyecd, almonx~ tra':e amaze
'T'e nWan Lad ill hs elmoton beeoime
ms:d lby an unwonted, unnatural
eti: -or :' moi::ent h e leauned on
e-bow. 0at then he stink back one
* ilT'w with C groan of. inguisl.5t
Good4 tGoi l'Richard ijlitax'
R:. rigae-d at him in etstonish
nien Whaii t counl there' hei~ ini his
me hi e'i woruld strike a maniii du:nb
viawt a iipe:itred to~ b' t orror?
Ew -e h-- imquir-ed if a'liht wvas the
nattUe: but no9t at syllahic was vouch
ed 1in reply. The uman hay as still
a l'eg -only his heavy bireathing in
li'a t'd that life was still within him
ichard relap~sed, too, into silence.
[ho inciden: had strangely affected|
m. 'and he could not tell why.
A tie h apse of an hour his se-lf
.t you4 ~i <:i love JV-':-a Mciv
I: "- :.' c' his turnl ~ i ' astiotntded.
is :e.,ishent wvas meici'led with
V- i Wh uitld tis strae be
V* was n-e sessed oi lies secret. Whey.
- i s eul be. seek to re-open ha
1inl' Th- imali "ii wthe Ui'.h UCount I
--- : - p.. llid chr-d: t'j :e.. Se a i
"Forgive me. Halifax: I didr't meti
to hurt you." He now uttered the
name as if sure of it.
Another pause; and then the rMail
asked: "Do you still want to iarr.
her? Would you Marry her if al1 ob
stacles were rnioved."
Itichard was still possessed I.--,ngr
Yet he fel: compelled to :tnsw:er
"Marry L-r? Evelyn Maynarl is tin
ouly woman who alle can b e m.
wife. Iut who are you?" lo asked. it
a voice that. despite his weakness. 1i
had renuered stern. wlio dares 4;1:j
tion ime thus? If you knoiw. .1 *yie
let my secret be?"
"I an Arthur Itawlinas:''
Perturbed. indignant. perhaps si:T:e
possessed-for had he :.ot oifesset
his love for this nan's wife---Iiehare
Halifax ould only ejaculate. "10
*I beg your pardun." said the m.an
"I said Arthur Rawlings."
A doctor now arrived. aid sough
to sooth thep mystified. angry. I1li
fax. He must talk no more that day
His condition was distircLly feverish
The doctor would, in fact. have to scel
the advices of a brother in consulta
It was all of no 1se. tlhis warning
Trhe mom ent the doctor wi thdre
Richard Halirax turned wildly to hi.
mysterious fellow patient. "What dI
you mean?" he besought.
Arthur Riawilings had r-gained hhi
self-possession. "Well," saol he. with
a lonchialalnce that even Halifax saw
was assumed. "you gave Ine my life
I guess that if you like I'll give yor
.v good wife."
Halifax comprehend that tis inlif
ference was -11 a cloak; but st.l! tho
brutal expression incensed hini.
"Here. Halifax. know the truth.
blurted out IRawlings. with a vehv
aenee that migh; have "ndaugered
any strength he possessed.
"I wooed Evelyn Maynard in Dar
well: I meant her to be mine. I wa.
fascinated by her beauty. her swcee'
graces. 7 I knew I could only xin het
by marniage. I nartried her. It wat
no marriage. I was already a hus
baud. I treated lier like I hound. a
scoundrel. a ;hief. When I heard fron.
home dhat you waned to marry her I
palnted for what I caih-d reenge
Why revenae? God. only knows. I
eln warnied her fa tIher tIht I wut-4nil
plhte ber oi trial as a bigamist. andI
lie as an accomplic: I ever 1woma:
eservC.': a good busts ad she d'es.
Marry her. mi:n! There. now. we arc
neariy uit<. Aitd Itawlings turned
rest lessly over ou his pi!!mv. hiS face
way from Haulifax.
* . .: * * * .
What should Halifax dlo? Dared he
esiroy the illusions with which Evelyn
was possedl? T Dared lie tell her that
she had been cozened. deceived into au
act which the% worid would seaff at?
Would it not be bette: to let her re
main in the belief that she was a wife.
a forsaken. abandoned wife? Would
not her self-esteem be lost with the
revelation of the bitter truth':
He had not to solve this problem.
"Oh. Mr. Ihalifax." said Dr. JTacle
son, the next morning to) Richard. who
lad in the meantime been removed to
1 separate chamber; "'Rawlings telis
ne to tell you that hie caught the mail
last night, sending all details and comn
rlte corroborative facts to England.
le was very mysterious over the busi'
ess. What is it all aibout':
IRichard only smiled feetbly. At leatst
.?e ad not the duty of undeceiving
, * * * * i,
More thau a year hld elapsed ee
.he wedding took place. Potor Evelyn
sd bern compelled to go rtrough t hi
>rdeal. for the law demuandIed ii. of
>reakirg an alliance that wvas no mare
-ige--of breaking a bond that did un
2xist. There was no difficulty. but the
rdeal was none the less hitter. Aund
he world was even s.ympathetic.
On the weddingi morn Rtichard Hal!.
'a received a cable---an enigma~ 1. all
mt him. "A WVite for a F.fe."--New~
Int the motumainis of .:tayi :iiiu
ther islands of the sonth:ern Pil'ip
ines moths cau i-e sc'uamil up by th
auart. The ntativc: e hyeljearm-~d :
'rize th:-m :ls :t! n : 'ivl o fiifo i and
hey now; coleet :ini 0: thi: a ilarF
Engravingr on i*!iands las leen
Using tools of his ownvi invention. 1ba'
linet. the Paris .isveh-r. has prIodulced
some very artisti wo~'-irk. and hias suh
r:eeded in polishing ean-ave pan's as~
well as plante surtfaCeS. :1(i it 3.
Modern thesties .iral withI vara
kinds of corptu'. les. hu': nton! Seem !i
bie mlore itzli u am' thian ihitw' 0 odrs,'
with wvhich wv' have h.?n always stir
rounded. So little maittr is giv en ot0
in odors that the b:1;he. c'anntot de
teet it. ilodotfirti. for 0:in1 ii9 .siti
not more thai a tuene Pa idt' i a
cnt isis. has yielde. n-yuaturm~
as high as 7e : eares 1'.. whill the
to 40 de' -. A cuih meter oh
aceyheae was (1 fud i" derop a
it-sev;n itoutand ik'itisht theri
units agains abou tv ~el \' toulanl
for at lika it;:Imilyt of hyvIion 11. I
e mp:oye ol' n a lar eg wa :tt 'veld tg
ad proves very satisfaio:-y.
The amuomaat' produedant of~ wir
fencinar in (ontinuouis ro!!s ia a lati
development in electric veling. Gal
vanized wires aire fed frm ree.s atr
rangedi ver'tically andt parallel to enelt
other, and fronm another reel placec
tasversely to these are cut ofl
enths of wire, which are fed1 lorzcu
tally aercess thv' vertical wireS. At the
poin s of ineset a of .:ne hioriz.>ma
and vertical wires. welds a re imade bi.3
men as ofl2ma ra nsformeriCS. Th<
-ee e-tion i: tl.n mo-:'e(d forwart
Plul toI Tax *Atoinobile,.
a no' t! ])aII 4.:
In-(t yo,1U ., I. j it is ciaiintil liaivt
tlXil) It s th14-ivi powe1'"'. 0)1the li44411 .
tilt' tatis. t it(! 1 114'n ol*ili h ls'11 1
thn, shot't l I II14 01h1 inxi mnwl. sp-')1.ed
lilt' "or -it :L l4 ii t1i'.V :
t hil d ivd vh I'ied s tt' rl .1', P'1lit
111.1 !InIl + t !* 1' 0 'Iea ZK' llont.l'"
b.t'llSP4I4' t i.11 1 .. illl' t !oif u III'ov
inf411]Ctf (1.1:1 w*.e1i~ b" jlt
i1j1i 'i'4 i[ ' Sl)rdlui K taxed i
ti'j,14''tz i I a :l i v"! '1ft4 i f
The us l'aI)IIpil. k4 an an~it~it
whenl rlllilu at16. a r-,'o c~ia;
tw 't inie an. 1110 .1 11 ' iS, ..:A L!,.,. rs
tpiii tha iase hy gray -,I- iis , 111.
'.i; tc limitkd is e~cedeti; rho:ttO
I Tnw cui'esilto f .r t z-1. .:I~ :tiio ypvll:
have biid ()Ilk ted of titnni'iiyn
tiiour ris d wihoiueol n i1tt
I it\ iu sl 0 1 ' t d ti.' .1. la i .,:1t'
.itlbIWEc'.auti aez m:ifkigr I aILl
ill :ud ~t'inthe So''Vfdl. Il
I Wou))"ld -4 Ji'58 0:t.. 1OL~ 11. t~i
whdich they h!tcf121iu 111t''~iy
wosfl. tUld fhll~rC ().Ist:."II- 1 'ie
they d1o and altc~1 monti Il:'I 1LCY. j,
Tt ll'oo~iI tit, Conge-- Ss~ci ii
il' p1'iiit 'ton dl4) I.ii teii~et .t11"d
p,':empl dnti abc'm oy an p:oh4'y iv
Wenrl oviuflt'lit aii.4 108e of 111.).;'
twears hnest1'l~ an hur i votrI ayivo-'s.
'IHE PUL'PY. 7
A7CROCARIY~SUNDAY SERMON 81
THE REV. A. H. C. MORSE.
roky.N. Y.-In the S rongPiee
E:Ipti-r Chu11:%-1. Sunday mri:.the
paStir. IhIe Ukv. A. 11. C. Morse,
Prenebelj(d .1 1oeg missi.on1 seron.141. tin'
reilmieihi yet veI': r much 1.1la to, bw
l)oss5eued. Mri. Morise said:
There is an allciint Israiel. anid ther.
1s a modern Israel. The t-k before
the frmier was the cstablishnwut of
the kingdon of God in hlie 1ind o
promis.. Alid III task before' I h1' Intr
ter i 1 lh. vSt biishmeint of the kinigdomii
of God in all the % worl. The work h
fore t he- :incient pefnile was ir(nar::
tory .iind tempora. The work b-for%
tIh chirch is finl: . What remains be
yeomi the work appointed to us is yet
hiddl1en.1 behinmd thp hills of eternity.
Tho suilp remiie t hing, then, is the eva n
geliz1tiollof he wof rbl. And I make
IO apoio::y this morning when I (.A!
your attenion to this stupendous sub
.-iet. It will do us good to lift our eye<
froti ouir owvn immediate field. and look
:11 1e world whill is the field of God:
and to leave our own li ttle benten
track. and 1 Swin:: our itro the circle
wh4re sweep Iis mi'lty ilans. Cell
1uries hait- elinnsped since our work was
an noMnI'el. :nd herculen tasks have
been nei'rmei'd. iouinl:ins of preiu
dli- havi e hn leveled: rivers of blood
have bven fonrded: fires of persrcution
lia -on owou idtiorurnsl. and vhiole king
1m, heave ibee1 taken. "Blit there re
inna ini yet muh' Ina i n e t 1OS
seond." I wint 10 Sneak to you Th1n
n11) "The Aniorilty for Fore..*n Mis
Sicwi:. anm Their Aitms and TIspira
in a .i inzle vred. thle aut horitv for
C'h 'si i 1 1i: issions mst he founid. not
in flw rmbIn s we hold. but in the Per
511 whoi! iwe love. This may be s!en
il w verily vlynmolevy of the word. for
:nnhoreiity is solmtin.: :hied-dled
to) the iabtr t truth or duty. There
i 1 i-4 tioi tl y" pa Irt frlil a persOn.
W l l11 alI niiortl:ey is a -ked his aithor
iky. 1o vites Ihe deisions of a jindge:
:4ii when n schar is asked his nu
Io:-.; h de4s not exploit hi l nin
ions. but ie inimIies his antlor. The
miiow rinciupl hhis in r ion. :IId
le nilim:::i iuthoityi. mu~st heO a DCI'
onij.' d iht pierson imst he thu high
rm md in'rever lie imilst bi k04wni.
i I.,4 4;S3 to solo. t herefore. lliat a u
iteil s i - iiled in ill he so-e:I!(l ro
ligionii f nthieism. fllr it poits 11
e.;seoni! h eim:l. It rules :iemh-ioriy also
E-l'; nationIaliant. for -easoll. fallIolt
rIi 41ipendti e:I nnint le the highest.
Anil it iakes authliority fromi A'nosti
ismi. for thit deelaires hat (od cimnntut
e kmown. U111t I shiallI not pursue this
Ibtieel into the mazes of philosophy.
F sii in ay tibis down a -.1n openin'g
bloujghr that the authlority for Chris
ll I nlissiois is found in Christ he
aise IH e M is a person. and bertanse He
s Ihl hihst person. umil heecause He
.an be known. It is in view of this
Ih He nn say. "All auihority iS
ivel 1milto Me inl henven and ou larth.
.I yI. therefore, and teach all nn
Authocrity belonegs to Chrilst because
Fie is the ciernal word, and is also the
mly God with whom we havte to do. I
~now there are secondary sources of
tithiority to which we must give ohe
lienice. suchl :as to parents and teachiers
and to the laws of thme State. But back
if :il the'su anmd ov*er thenm all is the'
tersonal Chris'. :1nd( Ue alone has a
ight to ti'll nw wha~t are truth and
luty. And a uthority belongs to Him
~~eiuse Hie has undertaken to dispel
lie dar'kness of the world by a speeiP.
-cveinltion eof the love of God. lHe haw
oined Hlimlfl to humanity to save ii.
~nd it is this revelation of God that
Sadded to all the truth we ]hold that
mosti tutes the authority for missions.
lissions are the propaganda of .Tesus.
tmd His methiod of reconciling an an~os
a:te humanity. And even if He had
aot uttered His great commnissioni. still
n-orld-wide inissions would have their
Raimns. for they arec but the answverf
o the eall from the ends of the enth:J
Fr humanity sundered from God feelsi
Is dlestitutionl and misery. The whole
vorld1 groauis in its hunger. You enn
iear it in thme plaintive song of the bird.
mad the sighinig of every bireezte. And
fter all a worhl-widle mission is only
ii answer to a world-wide nieed.
The aunthority for missions is "God
manifest in the flesh." But what
tesh? The flesh of the Anglo-Saxon.
We are a wonderrul peole. Let ris
Fre(ly mimit: that we are the most
virile' racie upon the earth: that our in
.rtuins are the best: that we possess
the- bulk of the world's culture and re
iniem: that we are the suhbiects of
thie biest gov.erimnenit: and are the most
inge'nious :-.ndl inventiv.e and wealthy.
Bunt ie~w came we to have this premier
10sit ion? We1 aire only the great-grand
-hiiere'n of lea then and bamri etrous
fat Ihers. We owe 011r sup1eriority to
I h remaiiing heathen nations to the
fniet tihat the Gospel wa~s first preaehedl
to us. Wonderful we are. But we
:n-e noit thme sum total of the race of
mieni. 'Whio dii mien say that I the
Soni of All~ nn ?" The son of what
mmany Of Abirahami? Of the Anglo
Saxon? Of the mnan of India? Or of
Atrica? Or the man of the islands of
te sea? Thec manhood of humanity
was ini the dleshi of Jesus. and I fal
back upon01 the' humanity of Christ as
iny authority for a world-wide mnissionl.
And t hat is what makes mec confidenit
thiat the G;ospel is the power of God
unito salvation to India and China and
A frica. to the islands of the seau. Not
thait we hope to make these peoples
but a1 pale copy of the Anglo-Saxon: but
that we shall develop that gift of
thiought and1( heart w-hich God has
wrought into their texture, anid that
they shl1libe patterned. not atfter us.
bult afiter the Son of Mani. The au
thority for misionsl is foud inl a uni
versa] hunger of the lieart.
So muchl lieun for the :iuthiority- for
foreignm isisioins. Now I spieaik o1f their
aimi am! ins.piratioin. And tIs i..a
pha:se ef the subject wi.hich is nolt n!
svays uclear in the publie mind. I have
read in a missionary piaper, even, timti
it foreign mhisins are* to accopiilish~
totn! r eorganiza tionl of the wheeb' sein
labiie of the' c-ounetries i'i wiiih
tru. Now tha is a' -n ev il dtri. Yo"i.
r~an find nohing to ju-ify it ini the i
tory, not in thle experienle eof thei
church, nor1 in time example of 0our I.ord
andl His apostles. They did not aim at
reonstrulct inig the social fabie. b ut :it
implanmiing thle life of Christ in the
hunmant hear't. They sought to renew
Ime lives ouf mn'i. and they knew thati
these new lives would dnmaml new
social (-miniiat ions. They. kniew~ that
lie hiuimian tyrannys could exist where
.esus Chmrist was King.
We iimist not confuse the immediate
anim with the secondlary aim. 1101 with
mthe ultinmate result of missions. Ther'e
is rue work in all thme worldl so vuowemfn!
toe :e'omepiishi seconida ry results as t he
wor'k of fereign missions. Of course.
the hiabits arme c'hanged and the civi'
life reorga:inized. But tha t is not the~
immdiate aim. The immnnieieanim
is not social nor civilizin. but relig
ous. And I iad r:itlier. ni1 Mr. Speer
snys. "Plant rone seed or the, life of
('hrist under Ihe l ernst of lhea then life
than c"over that whole crnst over with
the veneer of our social habits. or the
vesturre of W"Vestern 1i(viliz:1tionl." We
re trutees. hut not 1'ri nrily of bettor
social IIst Iis. Im or f -I life whi:-l will
shane its v own eivilization.
The aim of missions iz "vn e.izO
tion. anl t:imt is the Piliinf inl all
the world of God's ln1 tiins. Thre
aim is to innke Christ known in all the
worbl. T sinto it thus. for tihough it
oes lr w shift wur r.,ipioTsibility, it
does l-ht-n our blurdenr. It does not
remove thr- obligzationr to lrusten with
the proela mation of Chrri11. hut it does
relieve us of the imnoszili burdotn of
converting the world. We ('nnjl. COrn
vert a single soul: hlow shall we eon
vert the world? But we r-an present
the Gospel in sucih a way to ('very
soul in all the world that the rezponsi
bility for what is done with it sial!
rest no longer upon the chureh ror
upon any person in the church. but
upon thre man hinseIf. We ean so pre
sent the message of evangelization
that we enn fiing the responsibility for
the world's conversion back upon God
Himself, for He alone can renew a
I dio not preach upon missions be
oause I want to challenge your symna.
thies for the philanthropie results
which they achieve. .ly object Is
larger than thrar. I want your aid. in
mnking .Jesus known. I know these
other thirrgs will follow. I believe that
Cod is King. mnni that lie hand that
shraped lhe world at first is in all the
forces that to-day nre shaping life. He
bolds the reins of polities and com
merce and -ivilization. It was .Tohn
Newton who said. he read the New
'yestament to see how God loved the
world. bur he r'ead tire newspaners to
sr-e how He governed it. And I am
r-onvinced that all our everyday affairs
dlo run into tie great goals of God.
And these things, our goverrnienits and
ruistonis and inventions. are but as the
:.baff before the wind as compared
with the supreme purpose that God.
who is King. shall reign as King, and
rule as Lord of Lords.
We are gettinig to irdenrlstand the
problem. and these la:st years are wit
iiessing worrdorful movemnis. The
a nnual necessior s to thre ehurelias in
tire foreign fields far outrinrrier' those
f thre Churr'erbes at home. Amd inn many
instanrees tireir offerirngs to this event
wor'k go frar before our own. More
work is being :ssigned to the tive
-rmrcles:. and grater r'esrion-ibilities
laid on tler. Molrrn missimi are
omiurg. but we (enir :lmost ser the l:,y
whren missioln boards will not need to
send to for'eIgnr Iieldis greart srnr of
uoney. nor Ige nrumbuers of prenrs.
For thre In:ive hrches are prolitie in
n'enehrs of their own who can find
ie Irarts of their peonile much bjetter
than we can. And already tie day
is come when our lnrgest :rttention 1s
iven to the teaching and edueajion of
Trhe Mnr'aehers. nnd to the general ad
ministration of the work. That is the
mteairing of tiis enl! for enlowment for
thie great Christian eolleges and sen
inaries which are growing up 1n those
far off lands.
Paul said he was a "prisoner of
Tesus Christ." That is the essence of
the missionary life. The Lord's pris
mer-not the prisoner of Rome. throughr
ie lay in a Roman prison, and was
courged of Caesar. He caid he. was
n "ambassador in bonds." lIe didn't
ook like that. His old rusty ebain
attled on his wrists. arrd clanked in
is empty cell. But he said I am con
Iucting~ an embassy in chains. Oh.
whnrt limitations the missionaries bave
ndured: Sickness anxd suffering and
nirmity and separation from wife anrd
hildren. Anrd what are they doing?
onducting an embassy for heaven in
hains and in a limitation which God
ermits. They do not comrplain. they
feel their freedom. arid are the hap
iest nmern in all the earth. I have seen
them, battered and worn. r'etur to the
hurches at home. But I nrever ap
plaud them as some do when they
speak at national meetings. We who
reain at borne are not worthy to un
oose the latchets of their shoes.
The story of modiern missions reads
like a romance. One hundred years
ago it was a forlorn cause. Then the
oors of .the nations were locked, and
the church itself was either unmnission
ry or anti-uhissioniary. Now the sky
is ablaze with light and there is no
self-respecting church in all the land
tat will tolerate a man in its pulpit
who 'does not publish foreign missions.
And all over the world are to be seen
the camp fires of those wino hrave gone
away with tihe great evangel.
Can we not read the signs of the
times? Great days are crowding upon
us. and after years of prayer and pa
tient labor, the Lord is giving us the
attention of this great section of the
-ity. Can it be saved? Do we believe
in the strong arm of the Gospel? Then
pour your life into this great work.
Tie church-this church. exists for nc
other purpose thran to give tire Gospel
to tihe world. Be large in your- interest
in our immediate work. But that is
not enough. Be large in your effort in
Henry WVard Beecher once said:
"Shallow waters are easily muddled.
After a night of storm the warters of
tre baOy. along tire beach. are foul and
black withr the mire and dirt. But look
beyonrd, out into the deep water, how
blue and clear it is! The white caps
err tire surfocee show tire violence of
tre wind, but tine water is too deep
for the storms that sweep its surface
to stir up the earth at the bottom. So
is Christian experienuc. A shallow ex
perience is easily disturbed; the rmerest
trifes becloud anrd darken tire sou!
whose piety is superticinl: while tihe
most furiouis stormn of life fails to
da rkenr on' disturb tire soui whricir htts
attainerd a dlep experience of the
thigs of God-"
Fair Bride's Determin~ation.
"No," saidl the fair' young brid
and in her eye was the light of a fixed
resluion-"I .shall go to my mother."
"But. my dear," the young husband
pleaded. "we have been happy togeth
er have we nor?"
"I do not den:. it.' was3 the re
spose. "bhut my determinartion Is un
changeable-I shall go to my mother."
"Think hczw bonely myr' home will
e without vou! It will be no home,
and the long hours of the night and
day will drag thems-elves by in unut
"Nevertheless, I must go to my
"Mvr hourse will be left unto me des
"I just must go to my mother. I
really have got to decide what my new
dress shall be, andi what do you know
What could he say? For there are
problems that knock arny man silly.
So he bared his hea d to the blo-,. which
fate had prepared for him, and she
went to her mother.-San Francisco
THE .SUNDAY. SCHfOOL
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR MARCH 4.
Sub.lect: Jesus Tells Who Are Blessed.
Matt. v.. 1,16-GolAen Text, Mat. v..
S-Memory Verces, 2-6-Topic: Bible
Secret of the Blessed Life. #0
I. The gathering multitudes (vs. 1.
2). 1. "Seeing the multitudes." The
multitudes referred .to in verse 25 of
the preceding chapter. Attracted by
His miracles the people came in great
numbers from all over Palestine.
"Into a mountain." According to tra
dition Jesus spoke this sermon on a
square shaped hill with two tops.
which gives it the modern name of
"the Horns of Hattin." Hattin being
the village on the ridge at its base.
"Was set." The usual position for
teaching among the Jews. They stood
to read the Scriptures, but sat to teach.
"Disciples came unto Him." They oc
cupied a position near to Him and the
multitude was farther away.
2. "Opened His mouth." The ex
pression marks the solemnity and im
portance of the discourse. "Taught..
them." The moment had come . n
the principles of the new covenayt are
to be enunciated.
IT. The character and privileges Af ^w
God's people (vs. 3-12). These verses
contain the eight beatitudes. 3.
"Blessed." Blessed means more than
happy. "Poor in 'spirit." Al the be
atitudes are affixed to unlikely condi
tions to slow that the, judgment of
Christ and of the woid'are different.
"TheirN -." Now at this present time.
"Kingo!mn of heaven." The kingdom
of heaven and the kingdom of God
mean the same thing. and have refer
ence to that spiritual kingdom which
Christ sets up in the hearts of His
children. 4. "They that mourn."
That is. those who, conscious of their
spirituAl poverty, mourn. "Comfort
ed." The Lord comforts by speaking
the wo:'ds of pardon and peace to their
5. "Meek." Of gentle and long-suf
fering dispqosition: of peaceable tem
per: submissive. compliant, yielding.
"Inherit the earth." Under this figure
our L.:-d promises the abundance of
spiritual good provided for in the gos
6. "Hunger and thirst." A figura
tire expression. -After righteous
ness." The state, or quality. of being
right with G<,od. "Shall be filled."
With righteousness. Everything else
fails to satisfy. 7. "The mereiful."
"The merciful." says Erasmus. "are
those who weep over the calamities of
others. who feed the hungry and elothe
the naked. admonish those in error
and pardon. the offending." "Obtain
merey." As we deal with others God
pill deal with us.
S. 'Pure in heart." The heart is the
seat of the' affeetions. the desires, the
motives, the will; with the pure heart
these will :ill be pure. "See G
That is, possess and enjoy God.
"Peacemakers." "Those who
contention themselves, and la r
store peace wherever it is broken.
"Children of God." God is the Father
of peace, and those who promote it are
said to be His children. 10. "Perse
cuted." Those who are pursued by an
enemy. "For righteousness' sake."
Because of right doing. "Kingdom of
heaven." See on verse 3. 11. "Re
vile." To slander; "to be abusive In
speech or act." "Falsely for My sake."
It miust not only be raise, but for His
sake; because we are Christians and
are bringing forth fruit unto holiness.
12. "Rejoice." To be persecuted for
Christ's sake is to be crowned (Rev.
2:10). "Be exceeding glad." Leap for
joy. "The prophets." We are to have
an inheritance with the prcphets.
III. The duties aind responsibilities
of God's people (vs. 12-16.. In thxese
verses we have the "relations of the
citizens of the kingdom to the world."
13. "Ye." Christ's true followers, de
scribed in the preceding verses. "Salt
of the earth." Salt preserves and puri
fies. and so Christians spread the
truths of the go'spel '.1by whIch the
world is preserv'ed'and piirified. "Lost
ia savour." 'That isr.; has become
tasteless, and lost its salpe. "Where
with-sated. e.equetdii implies
that the salt is ~entirely' worthless.
"Good for nothing." It is not only
good for nothing itself, but it actually
14. "Are the light." In JTohn S:12
Jesus says. "I am the light of the
world." The Christian is not like the"
sun. self-luminous, but borrows ,his
rays. like the moon, from a primal
source. Light is not only opposed to
darkness, but overceomes it; so the
truth and holiness possessed by -the
disciples of Christ. who is the true -
light, dispel the world's darkness. by
overcoming its ignorance and sin.
"Cannot be hid." In the East cities
are often built on hills. The illustra
tion vividly sets forth -the high calling
of the followers of Christ.
15. "A candle." ltather. 'lamp." aS
in Revised Version. "A bushel."
Rather, "the bushel" (see Rt. V.). that
is, the c:ommon measure found in every
Jewish house. Strictly speeaking, the
modius. translated "'bushel." denoted a
smaller measure ecual to about two
gallons. "CandIhstiek." Rather.
"lampstand." The lamps were of
earthenware or metal, in the shape of'
a saucer. turned up on one side to
hold the wick. Olive oil was used to
burn in rhem. The, idea is that even
mnen would not be so foolish as to
light a lamp and then cover it. and ('er
tainly Glod wil' not be so unwise as to
Illuminate His people and then kecp
them in concealment. 16I. "Light so
shine." Where Christ is in toe breart
the spirit of Chris: w'il shine out in
the life. We' are commanded to shinef
in such a manne- that our good deeds
will give glory to God. We cover our
light by prid-e. worldliness and osten
tation: we let our light shine by living j
filled with the love of Gtot (Rom . 5:5'. h l lf iu r k .nu
Sonmc of the country flowers fils
trate the truth the "the prophet is
not without honor save in his own
country" as well as any person could
possibly do it.
One morning a summer resident
started from Brookby with a bunch
of flowers in her hand.
"Going to tote that whiteweed into
thte city?" inquired the man who
drove her to the station, with evident
"Yes." said the young woman, quite
unmoved by his opinion.
On the train she was joined by an
other young woman who had formerly
lived in the city, but had married a
Brookby man a few years before.
"Those arc pretty daisies you
have," she said tolerantly.
"Yes. I think they are." said the
summer visitor, smiling to herself.
An hour later she handed the flow
ers to a friend in a busy city office.
"O, what lovely marguerites!"
cried the recipient.
"I'm so glad you like them," said
the young woman, quietly. "I thought'