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THE INDIANAPOLIS ZD AIL T SENTINEL SUNDAY MORNING MAY 31 1885
HOTXIER'S OLD HYMN.
BY BEV. A. J HOUGH.
Tbrou2h the trembling fold of tha twilight
1 can har tbe strains of tbat grand old hymn.
Weich laotner, whose Lcart la now still and
82g amtd't tier cures in the day of old.
There was something about It. undefined.
Teat charmed lata quiet the troubled mind,
O'er the blead heart fcreathed with a spirit
Like a warm South wind o'er a frozen land.
And crowning it all with a straa??, deep chord.
Like tbe tnroo of the heurt of tne bl?sod Lord,
That shed through the Timtlng sonl abrcad
A fccnte of the pitying love ol God.
The s:ng of the Inger tbat fame has crovrned
In the Hood of the years arölo-tand drowned;
But rrother s old hvun. every pausa and ton,
With the srowth ol time ba-i the sweeter srowo.
c S " i
And it s?crr.not out of tho p.it to coiie
An echo only of lies that are dumb
Hut down from the home of the glorified
it hai alwajs come since the day she dicl .
We know not the music that spirits hear
As caith is receding and Heaven draw near,
But treadlnc death's valley of sbadow3 dim,
1 ak but to hear nj mother's hymn.
Written for the Sunday Sentinel. ,
"MADCAP MADIJE" i
HY MES. ADUXE DEZTl'H FRANK,
Madge Holbrook was bat seventeen years
ol age, jet possessed a voice as rich and mel
low in its tones as one many years her sen
ior. For two years the had been the soloist
of charch choir, and wasteldovn absent
from her post; bat Made was not religions
and disliked to hear a eermon or lecture, in
fact so punishment could could be worse,
bat the minister was ignorant of this. He
would often say to her:
"i am going to lecture on a topic which
cad not fall to interest you," and she would
"I shall try to catch every word oil it," but
after he was through, she was obliged to ac
knowledge that che had not even heard what
his subject was. The choir occupied the
gallery back of the audience and facing tbe
pulpit, but .Madge was very sly with her
n uchlef, and was eeldom or never ie toe tod
in any of her tricks. j
Mr. and Mrs. Holbrook were grratly op
posed to flirtation, and had they kcojtvn their
daughter to have been guilty of such a breach
of ill conduct, no doubt they would not have
spared the rod. Even though they knew
Madgs to be a perfect madcap, they trusted
1 'Mamma, they say that confession is good
forthteoul; do you think It is? sheask-jd
one day after returning from a shopping tour
with a friend.
'I dara say it is, if ono feels as if they hid
done some great wrong, and wonld be re
lieved of a great burden if they could speak
of that wrong to somo one who is Interested
in their welfare,11 replied her mother.
"If I thought you wouldn't bo all broke up
over it and squeal to pap " 1
"Madge, this slang must be stopped; it is
"Imperfectly, mamma, imperfectly ex.
pressed, you shonld have taid," interrupted
Madge, shaking her black curly head and
gizlug rogu ihly at her toother with her
laughing brown tyec "Now mamma, If
you dou't Inform on mo to my dear j papa
decidedly perfect I will tell you something
shocking, which I learned todsy." ,' ,
"I would rather not hold a secret from
your papa." '
'Oh mamma! what nonsense. Wll,slnce
only under the teal of secrecy I .cau conilde
In you, I must keep my own counid; but
remember if it ever riacbci your cars from
other lips than mine, your ptecions daughter
Trat anxious to bo tho iirst to revenl It to
MAt you please, my child, for 1 fe!l conll
dent that I can rely upou your good! betmv
Jor, when awny from me, tho sarno rli when
under my care." '
"Yon have a moit exalted opinio x of in)
In fact I fer you estimate my gootWis to
highly. I ay, mamma, tltero is no jood in
me, aud I often think how wrong it h for mo
to ting thoso sac red nonge when I ani all tho
time thinking of somo pretty faco or .t hand
some black mous ."
"Cau this bo true, after my belief n your
purity of mind of such things?" m ted htr
"Well, there Is no earthly ma in locking
to tum my mind heavenward yet aw ill, for
tut more I try to do so tho moro attractive
becomes tho the you know what I' mean.
But I am riot at fanlt; no ono Is ever satisfied
utile ss Madcap's volco is heard charming
girl, voice liko a bird, the pretty fijee and
black moustache 105a and papa ii as bud 9
In the evening Midge attended prayer
meeting with htr father and managed to got
out of his sight long enough to bo asked by
ome gentleman Inend to accompany her
home, to which iho willingly contented (
knowing theiamo time that when she
reached homo tho woald receive a, severe
"Hat the fun h worth even a slight box
on tho ears; Ionlywlih they would always
punlolih me In that vrar, for even f severe
whipping does not ttlng as long at scold
ing," she would often say to her irlemd and
coustant companion, Lillian Buisdd, who
was about her own sue.
'V are getting too old for taat lind of
)UDlihmcnt, although I agree with yon at
to its being over mote quickly thara jaw
ing. Whoop-ee but I am glad lam almost
of age," said Lillian. j
"tty tho way, HI, Cousin Sara whs over
last nicht; she is engaged to bo married
"And who is tho fortunate gentleman?1'
"A Mr. Bslton bsuUful Dame; tA to his
lace and pockatbook, I am as ignorant of
their lcoka and value as you are, for' I have
never teen him. Of courts Sara thinks hi is
all that agin should desire, and nd doubt
be b. Vcll, she Insists upon me be,ug her
iirst bridesmaid and I have no other 1 choice
but to consent, nt mamma thinks it trill be
Just th thins to brlns her Innocent c-at into
"Innehält that vrcrd is enough tout 0
203 to rclan;, vrhca coupled with yea mme
or that of mine," said Lillian, laughing
"ThLs Is no Urns for j eating. Lil. for I am
epeaking of marriage, and to me it seems to
be a dreadful thing. I do not think I shall
ever take any man for better or worse, while
my parents live, and not even after uey are
gone, unless I am unable to support myself.
Obi to remain forever as free aj a bird "
"Ycu aie becoming quiln poeticil, Madge;
go farther acd tell me why you would not
be free if you were married," said Lillian.
"Because a woman has too many cares and
responsibilities then. I do not thint any
married lady could be more happy than
mamma, yet it is not the free girlish happi
neea that I should enjoy."
"But we can not remain girls foraver, and
as we move along lifj'a ruzged shores,
Learer and nearer our journey'd end, we no
loDcer care for such simple pleisirei a3 we
do now," replied Lillian, thoughtfully.
"You may be right, yet I da not think it
pcislble for me to ever become more settled,
r s raemma fays, than lam no. Weil, to
the tubject 10 ruthle33)y cast aside my
cousin's engagement; I am to be h-rbridei-maid,
and nave the unalloyed pleasure of
a'anding up with her brother, whom I love
10 entirely oat of my sight," 3ald Madge.
"But theie is one thing about this matter
which teems very strange; Sara refo3es to
allow ma to congratulate tha gentleman
when I meet him, nor must I mention ooe
word about it to anyone, except nnaimi,
"Have already confided bor secret to ma,
"You are my second alf. and muH knon
a'.l I krow. Bay, Lil, do you ever feel lifco
making a clean breast of your flirtations to
your parents? I do. and almost got there
ycitcrday, aft- r smiling at that handsome fel
low who followed us until we hid oehind a
tree box to get rid of him. Bjt then I
thought better, or woiso of if, after consult
ing my pillow last night, and am ready for
another lart," said Aladge, laughtng so bud
that her mother came hurrying Into her
room to acertain what had happened to pro
voko so much mirth.
Sunday morning arrived at lait; tho sun
htneout Drightlv and all nature had done
its utmost to make the earth i s beautiful
and enchanting to its inmates aa possible.
The church was packed to overllowlng with
reople anxious to hear the minister ser
mon, as he was liberal in his religions views
and endeavored to preach on such subjc:ts
as he thought would be most welcome, and
entertaining to his vast audience. He argued
that religion and the church must be made
atti active if one wished to hold the young to
tne ties which exist between them and
cred worship. Thus in a short tlmo the mag
nificent leulfice, which had so lately b9n
ccmpoted almost entirely of those whoso
hair was threaded with p.ray, and
these whoso feet were tottering on
the verge of the grave, was thfi fivorite rtt
sort of peoplo of all ages and donomiuations,
lince the advent of the present minister in
their midst. He did not try toconvertthem
to his own belief, but only persuaded them
to become good and pure: to be worthy tho
love of the Father who mve us life.
But it was not alooe to hear the words of
the minister which enticed so it a ay stra jgers
to that temple of worship. Who had not
heaid of the young girl whoso voice wni like
so many birds sing God's praltei, and sent
their precious notes thrilling into erorv part
of tbe large room? At we enter the church
the great organ reals forth Its welcome to
every one, on this bright Sabbath morn; then
for one moment it almost cesses entirety,
and some one begins to sing in a low, sweet
voice, which gradually becomes stronger and
stronger, nntil every part of the house Is
filled with the sacred strains cf music, wtilch
sounds as It it were descending from on hixh.
Can it bo posilblo that this singer's heart and
thoughts aro not with her song?
There is one peisoa, a young man, who has
taken a back seat, who seems entranced with
the tong of the youuj; singer. As ha turned
his face to tho gallerv to see who she might
be, he encountered Madge Holbrook'a eyes
fixed upon him with ante a ly gaze, hut which
ihe nnickly withdrew, her faco iluahlug a
rcy line. ,
Tho song was at last at an end, but before
Inking her seat Madge looked down at the
young man once more who had attracted her
attention a fev moments before. 11) was
still ttaring at her, and a smile was on tho
lips of both when they met each other's
"Ml, If you will glance slyly dann In tho
last scat, you will see one ot tho dearest fel
lows you ever saw. I mean to eet my cap for
htm," he said to her friend, her eyes spark
ling with merriment.!
fJ j n.uch for your rfolution to never be
come cu.ungl'd In 'he hymenal state of
extpienris" replied Lillian, Umituigly.
You r KMiroua to remind mo of my
llcklcueis. Uu Lil ho 11 too nlco: at least
lit looks that wy, I wondor who ho tiV"
lit, t none of theiuemberNof tho choir could
enlighten hr on that nubjtct. No doubt. Lo
Wat n stronger in th city,
Amin acd ugaln th eholr sang, rmlttml
by Ihn congregation, and each ttmn Midg
Jiclbrook and tho strange gentlomatt srnllrd
nt tnch other. Onctt shu beenruo euibArrannl
and rrotlonrd him to turn hit eyn from li-r,
but he heeded her not, for hU eyes seemed to
bo riveted npon her lovely fa;e.
After church wat over she walked homo
with her father, and no parent could be more
ptoud of n child than Mr, Jlolbruok wai of
In tho afternoon Hnra Holbrook and Mr.
Helton called upon MnJuo, Mr, Ucltou wai a
hAmitotro young man. with dark hair and
montnchr, h uerjei end rosy cht ok 1. When
Introdurtu to Madgo he smiled pleasantly,
aud one might observo a mrry twlnklu In Mi
eyes, while Madge's faco Muthed crimson and
ho appeared tho least bit embarracd, for
before hi r stood the gentleman whom she
had flirted with in church during tho morn
Why, Madge, you surely must have met
Mr. Helten before, as your guilty faco would
came mo to hellove," said bara, with a jeal
ous expteealon upon her face.
For onco In her lifo Madge was at a Ion to
know how to reply ; she, who wai always
ready with an answer to every question nut
to her, and this only served to Increaso hr
"i'aidon me. bnt I think yoa aro
mistaken, Mini Hsra; we havo never
met before, which seems rather strange as we
have known each other or several months.
Uut, Mtft Holbrook, 1 regret vorv much the
inevitable something which has kept me du
Unoiacce of the existence o! ouo 10 gifted
with one of tho greatest tressuret bestowed
upon ns to help mike this life of ours worth
llvlrgfcr, I moan your singing, for I had tho
jliatureof listening to you this morning,1 in
terrupted Mr. HUon ; h saw that Madge wao
erhbatrased, aud tought to relieve her. How
kind of him to oome to her rescue, thought
Madge, and it wat with a pang of regret at
htr heart, that the thought of him as her
cousin's intended husband.
"1 am glad you were pleased, but I am so
used to betng told of my great gif c that I am
linorant of it's value, although it affords mo
agreatdealot pleasare in in "
"In many ways," Interrupted Mr. Salton,
glancing slyly at her." "Oh! I have no
doubt cf that; but I dare lay your greatest
pleasure Is in bsin able to sing hymns aud
otbr eacred songs," he continued.
"Not io, Mr. 8sltou; you hive
rot vet . learned who I am.
No such mad cap as Madge Hci Dok,
was ever known to care for auch stuff; in
deed, sir, it almost utet tne tip to be obllgsd
to tit In church without "Singing," tnur
rupttd Ur, C;Uca. "Ahl I am not at all itr.
prised, as one of your disnosition Is inclined
to be merry at ail times."
"But on, eir, and that is when bored ba
ycndall endurance; therefore I warn you to
beware of anything partaining to that. I am
eurpr,ied that you have not yet asked me to
be so kind and condetcendiog as to warble a
few notes for you: but then you will hear ma
to your heart's content after you are once in
the fam "
Madee!" exclaimed Sara, excitedly.
'Ohl 1 forgot my promise, but "I will
apologize for my forge tfuln ess. Mr. Salton,
yon most not feel baa over that which I just
said; I promised to gay nothing to you of
"You need go no farther, Madt;s;I will ex
plain jour meaning. I I"
"Come, Sara, don't be to broke up over it;
I will rjake it all right. As I was saying sir,
Mr. Selten, I am very ill; will you bs so
kind as to accompany ma home?" Inter
rupted Sara again; her face was very pale,
acd her limbs trembled.
"Bear Sara, you will remain here if you
are ill," said Madgs, who thought it very
tränke that b-er cousin should have taken ill
so suddenly, yet that she was i Madge was
"You are very kind, but I would rather
not remain, if Mr. Selton is ready to return
wiih me," Sira replied, and arose to go.
Mr. Selton also rose, though very reluct
antlv, to accompany her.and as ho bade good
oja'lö the bright, vivacious Mds, Sara
stood close by that ahd might Sd all taat
passed between the two, who seomed so in
terested in each ether.
"Aid may 1 luve the pleasure of calling
aain, Miss Holbrook V" he a?ked.
"As often as you like, after you are mar
rifd Ohl but don't you two "feel iuipor "
"Oomo, Mr. Salton; Iamsorrv to disturb
you, and be obliged to tear you üway from
my cousin, but for onc at least I hive no
other choice," interrupted Sir, who btcame
more and more impatient as Madga again en
tered upon the forbidden subject.
V Pardon my neglect of your first request."
he replied as he gave her his arm and walked
"Sav, Mr. Rltori. I did not man to ba eo
rudo about your calling aain; you may call
lo res papa aud mamma as often as you like,
and if you should ask to see me aud tiny
consented I would not object to entertain
you with boarding . school fun for
a few hoars. CJood-bye, cousin."
eaid Madge, and before receiving a rspiy
re entered tho home and closed tha door.
Madge thought there must b eomo mys
tery connected.with her cousin's engagement
to Mr. Selton, as "they seemed so dufereut
fiom other persons palling in the same vet
m," the told her friend when thsv mit, ths
next day. "I am quite sure that if I (mould
Aver be so unfortunate as to become he
trothed to eomo handsome follow, I shall not
Mister bim, nor shall he Miss me. Lil, do you
think It wonld be very wrong for me to love
some one who is loved by somebody else?''
"You ?on't mean to say that you love Mr.
"I den'i mean tossy anything of the kind;
and what is more, Lit, you must not gtvetlila
a eecond thought. By the way, wo are g lng
down to the brach this evening to hare a
tail by moonlight," continued Madgs. plao
ing her arms lovingly about her frleud's
"Yon ray we; who Is the company? '
"Mr. Seltoo, Sara, my friend Lit, and my
telf ; you te?, Mr. Selton asked ma to accom
pany Ssra and hitcsilf, but I most graciously
rtfeted, unlf8 they would allow me to bring
my escort; since two are company and three
a ciLKvd, I did not propose to bo one of the
crowd. At first Mr. Salton positvely refused,
without giving any rjason, but 1117 dear
comln came to my rescue and soon on
vinccd her gallsnt lover that I was right."
"And do they know who your escort is io
b?" aked Lillian.
"Of coure not, and when I spoke of my
gallant frivnd, Mr. HMton's fac woro an no
gry expresjdon, and I was almoat ready to
burst with langhter," sild Madge.
How little she knew of Lawrence Selton's
passionate lovo for hr, aud how her words
tderced his heart to the very cor, when she
Loci preferred another's society to that of Mi
own, But ho was alio Ignorant of her feel
in; toward himself. Madge knew that
Lawrenco belonged to her cousin, or soon
would, and she had no right to allow him to
pay her the same attention that ho did Hara.
althouch she wai obliged to ncknowled,; to
hrtelr, that from tho first moment she saw
him she had liked him for better than any
grtitlorvan thp had ever met before. There
seemed to bo ome jxreat unknown something
drawing them mere o'.csely together, but
which nolther could solve in so shoit a
Kara Holbrook had bsen know 1 to stray
from tho truth moro olten than wat neces
lary, tt it was evr so: when a child bor
parents had punished her leverely and on
deatoredto break her of It, hut bad beon
unsumcisful; perhaps she was not acoount
able for this most dangerous weattntia; per
haps t aturn had seen lit to place this cunn
upon one of her children, for some renn on of
her own, which wo must remain forever in
lawrenco Hsllon lind been In tho cltv of
n little less ttian a year, and Hirn J Cot
brook betng tho Hut lady with who u ho be
raiuo acquainted, having been her brother'
friend mid constant companion at college,
ho naturally hcamo Intert'ted lit her, and
endeavored to prove a frleud to the filter of
th young man who had hpm as a brother
to htm; ai to whether ho had moro .icrlous
Intention towsrd hr or not, we have no bt
ter proof than that which we httvo heard
Midge toy; hut if suoh relations does not ox
ist between a lady mid ucntlema i, it seems
strung that ihe mould havo told a falsehood
about so delicate a matter, At last thod.tr
had worn slowly away and MadgA and her
friend went out to meet Hara ami her com
panion. How beautiful Madira was. with her
large hat hanging don her back, and s
cued about her neck with red ribbons, which
only eervd to heighten the color In her
rhi eks, and make her dark oyei sparkle moro
brilliantly; she wore a white muslin drt
which fell in graceful folds about hor well
moulded form, and carried a cloak acrosj her
arm. When Sara eaw how unusually lovaly
her eouslu was, her heart burned with a jeal
otis anger, and could sho have invented some
Qscut to put an end to their evening's en
joyment sue would have done to, for sho saw
in Mad? a daoKeroun rival.
"Mr. Helton, this Is my gallant friend who
his consented to accompany me. Sho is tho
only ono I ever have, or the only one mam
ma will allow mo to have, on moonlight ex
cursions, except papa," Madge said, Intro
ducing her friend.
"And I im exceedingly glad that your
friend docs not belong ta tho oppoiito sex, ai
I shonld havo been too jealous to enjoy my
"Mfiter Helton!" sbe excIalmeJ, then
turned to Sara. "Sara, listen to this stulV-I
be your rardon, I mean the soft nonsense
ho is telling me. when that conglomeratiou
of lovo and allectatloo beloags to some one
else. Oh! my dear cousin seems determ'ned
to allow her precious escort to talk Ai he
plutes. wttout giving him one of thoss warn
ing, withering glances 1 shonld bestow upon
you if you belonged to mo. Isy, Mr. Sel
ten, suppose we exchange) partners for thli
one evening," Madge said, as ehe glanced
slyly up into Sara's face.
"Are you in earnest, Miss Holbiook?" ho
"I most crauredly am, for cousin Sara and
yourself are always bleaud with each other's
society, and I think to tsparate you, for one
evenhjg at leas, would cause you to appra
elate that society more highly whan thrown
npon your own reaourcea for companionship
and amusement in the future. What says
my friend, and cousin?"
Lilian Bussel was at a loss to understand
her friend's meaning, oat when Madge gave
her a sly wink, she knew she must do a ths
latter wished, and as' Lilian disliked Sara,
the was only too clad ot having an opportu
nity to annoy her, and in this way o! all
Sara wonld not allow her companions to
see the disappointment she felt in being
obliged to give way to Madge, but the latter
knew only too well the jealousy which was
ragiug within her cousin's bosom. Tne
mcon ehone out brightly, throwing her ail
very lieht upon four parsons who were
slowly wending their way toward the b?ach.
Madge and Mr. Selton led the way, and two
more happy persona never troi that beaten
path before, yet each wao unconscious ol the
cause of the other's happiness.
On this bright summer evening the mighty
ccean wss as peaceful and calm as if it hid
fallen asleep, that no harm might come to
these who should venture out upoa its
walers; perhaps it only meant to entice them
to destruction, fur even the most peaceful
waters are tho e in which life is lost the
mere quickly. Kven an experienced oars
man may become neglectful of his duties,
and risks more than ono life by his entire
ccnCdecca in the quiet , water until it 13 too
Madge and her companion were excellent
rowers, and neither had a thought of dauger
being within their reach, nor would it have
been if Sara Holbrook had remained ashore.
MInis Is such a delightful night that one
might wish it would last forever," said
Midge, &3 sie leaned forward on her oars,
with a touch of sadncs in her voics.
Ifthismeiry, light-hearted gn wai ever
moved to earness, it was when enjoying ui
ture'8 btaut fui ecenery as It was given to uj,
without any artiticial chaugej, and there
cbaugee cau not be mala wiih the mighty
ocean, moon and sky, as it was on this even
"I, too, dn ad the end of such happit en,
f.r fle mu-t again bs separated," re
plied Mr. Selton in a low voic3. hs
he leaned toward her, that the other occu
pants of tho boat ml slit not hear him, but
hi? words did not e?csp9 the oam of Sira
iialbrook, who was listening attentively.
Sara loved Lawrence Stelton aDd was ds
termlntd not to glvo him up so lightly;
leaning mors closely to them she played with
tho light wave) ns tho boat cut tnroagh the
water, that they mlUt not suspect her of
acting so dishonorably a listening to their
conversation; but this uctiou was not unob
i';rwd by Lüllau.
"lou have no right to laiU so to me; re
member who and what you are," continued
Madge, mtaning his engagement to hor
con m: n. t
"Oh! I do know who and what I am, and
feel proud ot my podtlou, ai I have obtalued
it by coustant labor and arabiton," ho re
1 am somewhat surprised, as I nava al
waya lmsgined tnut yoa nau met wita lit
tle if any opposition from any oue."
"ou havo uoidea what the word oppo
sltion jveans to anyone who is trying to
make his way up Into this world, and meets
it m his every turn; but now that I have
met with snccets, I cn not do otherwise than
feel proud 01 my preevat position."
"Aud I wish you a long life of happiness,
for from tne moment I first saw you, beforo
I knew who and what you wero, I felt moro
interested in you than in anyone I had ever
Had Madge Holbrook understood the
mein'ng of his words, her last sentence
would have remained forever unspoken; as
it was, Lawrence Helton'e heart leaned with
joy. us he lfstenid to the young girl's inno
"Mndgf, do you mean that you could ever
love tr,e?" He asked, presently.
"Mr. Selton!" she exclaimed in astonish
ment. "Have you so soon proven lalic to
that pcsitlon which a few moments oo you
declared yourself so proud ot?"
"I do not understand In what way theto
words should Injure any position."
"Ar-k my cousin, perhaps she can"
"Stop!" excliinei Sara, rlslrv; to her
Both of the oars wero lying idle, tho boat
was drifting slowly along, and as Sara placed
her foot on the side of it tho boat ewayed
back and forth for ono moment, tliou uptct,
throwing Its cccupants into the sea; ona
load cry after the other etcaped the lip of
tliM unfortunate victims as they illianpeared
into tho water. Lawrenco Helton was tho
first to apf.ear uron tho ourfnee, and as ho
did 10 ho etplcd another beat a short distance
awiy ; hu uttered one lo id, almost unearthly
cry Skiter the o ber unlit be attracted the at
tentlon ot the occupants, who t amo to their
reacn as sreedlly n possible; then he bean
to si Aich for his coiuianiot a. Lillian could
swim very swii'ily and was soon by his side,
dmg?;lnir tne life'ets boty of her friend,
Maugit Holbroük; but Bern wai not to bo
Lawrenc tock Mado Into his own atrnr;
atme, aud there by thtt liuht ot tho mom
kUied the colorless Hps and marble forhad
of thtt young girl ho had loved from tho lint
moment he had heard her elrg.
"Oh (Jod! spare her," Lllllnn heard him
mv, and the no few words told of hi 1 pauton
Ate love for her friend, who, if not already
dend, was very nritr tho gato leading to her
1'att er'a throne, "Hava courAue,Mls ltustol,
ttio boat 1 ner u," ho continued. "JUvo
von teen Hura,'" he ecd, ai ho moved slow
ly through the water, carrying his burden
with one arm.
"I had no time to think of her, a Ma Ige
fhrltked for help juat a the appeared from
tho water, end 1 exerted all my strength to
eao her, whom 1 love better than mvsolf,"
replitd LIDUu; at that moment a great wve
came sweeping over them, as tho tide wai
coming in, and it was with n mighty strug
gle Hut two hemic persons kept themselves
above tho water; but in a few moments they
In the bottom cf the boat lay tho body ot
a won an, who was at unci recoxnlea ai
Sua Holbrouk; sho. had drifted far
ther out tt sea und was tho first to
be iffcued. 'Jhe body ot Madge Holbrouk
vis placed beiide thatcf her oousln.endgen
tie turn! trocceded to apply what reto a'
lives ttey bed on baard the little tall boat,to
boh the unfortunate girls.
Mtdfesoon recovered consciousness bat
Sara remained insmelbla long after ah hud
been.placed in her own bed; the physician
donbted whether sb won'd over recover, for
she was naturally weak, aod he was right.
Next rrornlng she opened hereyes wearily
andaiked, In au alruo&t inaudiblo voice,
tboie f ager watchers gathered about tin bei
et the dying girl, tobe allowed to speak
with Msdge, alone; which request was
"Madge, it was all my fault, for I wis al
most mad with jealousy," she said in a faint
"Now.detr 8ra, don't eay anything about
it, as it is all over now, and there Is no nss
in cryicg over split milk. Atter you are
"That will never be, Madgs, and I am not
sorry, for hard as I try to free myself ot that
terrible curao. 1 mean the love of telling a
falethocd, and aa I grow older it saenis to
have a monger hold upon me, and at it can
only bring difgrace npon my family as well
as myself, I am glad I am going," she said,
her breathing becoming more laborious.
But the worst cf it all is being obliged to ao
knowledge that fault,' yet I must confess to
voojbat he may bo exonerated of any wrong
toward me; I mean Mr. Selton, and I am
cure that he possesses moro than a mare
fancy for you.'
"But he has no right to think eo much of
ep," interrupted Madae.
"You are wrong; I male you beliare that
we were betrothed, but that was another case
in which that curee was stronger than my
will power; we were onlv friends. But,
Madge, will ycu keep this a sacret from him,
so that he may not despise my memory
when I am gene?"
"Ye9, from him and all others who have
heeu kept in ignorance of it, but to mamma
I tnrst explain all." replied Madge.
"You ara so gocd and generous Madcsp,o
different irem me, who has always been a
source of trouble to my parentj; kneel aud
pray for me dear, for I am sinking rapidly,"
she said, ber voice growing fainter and
fainter, until with one gasp the braath left
the body of the girl who had been o willing
to leave this world, which seems to hold toj
much for me to leave willingly.
The funeral was over, and every one aid
everything went on tha same snid as if Sira
Holbrook was yet among the living. Madge
and her friend wers somewhat nervous fjr
several days after their narrow escape from
a wateiy grave, and both ssamed to be nnre
reteTved In their manner.
"I have ecmething dreadful to tell you,
Mr. Selten ; Lillian isengsgrd to ba married
to Jack, potr Sara's brotner," Mad?e eald one
evening ehortlv after hsr cousin's death.
"I am fcure that is not such dreadful news.
When is the wedding lo take place'."' asked
"In six months. Lil wonld rather wait a
year, bat I really believe Jack is afraid 3I13
will break the engagement."
Don't you think: a doable wedding would
"It would be grand; but why do you ask ? I
hops you are not contamplaiing following
poor Jack's example?"
"I mcst assuredly shall, if you do not ob
ject," he replied.
"I do not understand what I should h.i7e
to do with it."
"Madge I eee uothio short of a straight
forward declaration ol love caii make you
ucdeietaud my metninn: Madcap, I lore
yon; will you be my wife.'"
"Do you remember the flirtation?"
11 Yea, and wilt never forget the lady's
smile ca chettco l gazing down upon mo
with her mischief loving eyei. But what is
my answer, is it yes or no?"
"Ye?, Lswrence. I will bo your wife."
Madcap Madge and Lowrrnco Selton were
married at tbe tame time that Lillian Bus
sei promited to become the wife of Jack
Holbrook, and many wero the happy days
thete two happy rouple epent together.
Mr. and Mrs. Holbrook did not learn ot
their daughter's nrit meeting, in church,
with her husband until they had been mir
rled teverM year, then they were obliged to
acknowledge that after all there was no such
gieat wrong In lilrticg as their Madcap had
UKLKlIOÜi IttTULLUlUMJ: ANll IN'UU
There are over thirty Mormon churches in
Colorado, sixty in Idaho, and about zeyanty
Prussia has now 17;.") 114 adherents of the
Eyangeilcal Church, ii.'j'jo.aiii Boman Catho
lics and 3"7trö 1 Jews.
In Germany there is a universal dsdre
fcr revised versions of the Bible. Swedsu
t at ita revision, Denmark following the ex
ample. S Peter's Church at Home holds M.OOO
p-rions; the Cathedral at Milan, l',Ou ; Ht.
Paul's at Borne, 28,Cu'j; Collsaum at Borne,
It is a shamo for a rich Christian man to
Le like a Ciiriittmas box that receives all, and
nothing can be g t out of it till it is bro&eti
ill ploces. Dr. John Hall.
Faith, though weuk, is Mill faith, a glim
mering taper if not a torch; but tho taper
may give Utht as true as tho torch, though,
not so brightly", lt. Muller.
Ti e members of tho Windsor AvenuoiCon
grcitrtlonal Churou, of Hartford. Oonu., have
vot d to toll their stats nt auction, as is the
cus'om with nearly nil the c hurches lu the
President White has Invited the Bev. H.
B. llawelft, the Kugllsh Broad Churchman
and eulogist of Warner, to preach two ser
mons to tho students of Cornell University
Öaiau atwayt looki tho cradle when we
sleep nt our tevotlont. If wo should pre
vail with Cod, wo must wrestle happily with
Ood, we muNt wrestle tint with our or11
duli:tsi. Bishop Hall,
Assistant Bishop Potter, of New York, has
received into tho Protestant Kpltconat Sister
hood vt tho Oood Shepherd rt lady who hot
been n probMlcnUt two y turn. At uroisut
the Uiitt rhocd hat eight slaters aud several
A thankiiilvlng rvio8 was hold recently
at Orace Church, ltlctimond, tne occasion
heilig tho ptyhignlt of n debt ot long Muud
lug, originally incurred by thi burning of
tho church nliilro at tho ovcunttou of tho
city dining the war
(iod lAdcs the wln;;s ot prlvati prayer with
tho WKttst. choicest, and chlefett blnilng
Ahl how of tart bath Ood kltsed tho
(. hriLtluu nt tho beginning of priv.ito prayer,
r oken pure to him iu tho midst of prayer,
And t'iiltd him with Jljht, joy, aud ntutauro
upon its clcee! Mew York. Obtorver,
P.'utn, htralp.htforwArd morality and every
doy rlghUouinm are better than all onto
tlott ai d dogmatism and all churchism, savs
the world, and Christianity says much tho
tnme; bnt rdAln, ntraihtforward righteous
nits and every-day morality come mint sure.
Iv when a niAU i keeping clojo to Christ.
Tha thirty secynd annual meeting ot the
American Coo;uegatlonal Union wa hold at
Its room, Biblu Hot,.-., May 11. Tho re
ceipts of the er, as shown by the report ot
the iRAtiin-r, v.ro$lUV!8 z:y which Iiid.'O.
(,: more than Ust year. Th panonago fund
his received an arcc-ttlon of $.; soo maklm:
tbe total 1 little more than :i,0U0, all gutt
ered within tho lntt three yettrs.
Urn? ve with inornltij.;' o:'ntacr ray
'1 no Lord will lend tr. forth to d.ii
III prf?tro nirk the path 1 00
And hiUU my koul from every foe.
Whether I walk o'er arid :id,
ur through u Jul aud f. rhij Und,
Mr Jy. my lout, jujr .111; khull be
VI Ood wuo beau me cjaipav.
-luv, H. Keld.
The slxtvnlnth annual meotlng of the
American Bible Society was held at Nov
York May It Tho reports showed that tho
ittces during the year of Bibles, Testament,
and portions wore l,5t-i,l75, of which 50-
TP were crculatd in foreign lands. Ths to
tal Im aes were 40,4 ioJCü Fortv-elght now
auxiliaries were recgniz'd. The receipts
fo tbe year wra $jS7 ui 1 :;i, aud the expsn
d turts $i;p.) sü 50. For the foreign work of
the society ti be expended during tho com
ing )csr $17:!V) has been appropriated.
IV hat Mamma Said.
INew York Times.
"Are you enjoying your dinner?" asked
Bobby cf the minister, who was taking a
0..K.1 Jl l.t. At . II
oui uay uinner wuu toe jamuy.
"Yes, Babby," responded th
"Mamma said this morning that the
thought you would, as sue didn't tupposa
that with your small salary and big family
you got much to eat from one vreak'i end to
rASniOX A3 IT FUK.1
Girls' Dresse Wetldin rnitomf-style
Girls from eight to twelve years of as now
wear the Gretchen dre3s?3 that were first
used merely by their little elsters. Tness are
very pretty when made of striped muslin or
ginghams, with high neck, long sleeves, ad
a pleated white muvlin front of about six
inches in bnaith down ths middle of the
plain waist; ecross tha muslin pleats ara
8 traps of the dress material ;e wed on one side
and buttoned on the opposite s!de. Thero
are aho mauy low Grifchen wsids worn ovtr
a separate guimpe of muslin that has length
wise iucfcs and insertion as far as it is vLi'.bla
above the low neck. This is pretty made la
the substantial cotton goods called lcrata
stripes." with inch-wide stripes of white
twill alternaticg with strips of blue or bad"
or maroon color. The plain wi. t fastened be
hind hes a round lo reck with a eint frill
of embroidery three icche3 wide sawed around
it to fall carelessly oeer tbo waist; a eimtlr
frill is githered around ihe arm hole; there
is no hleeve. The iklrt is thr6e straUht
breadth? of tbis jrDcdj(wb:cb is nearly a vara
wide), and is finished at the foot with 0 iism
four inches deep, it is palhered simply to
the waiit, ana has no belt, but merely a easa
of the gcods, eight Inches wide, sowed to tho
under arm seams and tied bshind; this aa'h
is cat across the goods, acd its length is from
3tlveCge to telvedre.
For "cne-pince" dres?es, as thev are called,
for girls from eeven to trce'.va years, the-new-est
deeigu cuts oiT the iklrt entirely, and
p'a'e or gathers it to the waist at the waist
line. There is then a sloped jacket likes front
clcting at the throat ajd sloping oren theuco
below tho hip?, where it crosses s parely,
and forms the nuder arm pieces and e'de
form of the back. This jacket piec on
striped gingham and plqu dre.-ats has en
embroidered edging upon i', and theara
rowe of insertion down the front of the wa'st
tbAt tiprxars under the jacket, vhilo the
back of tha waist has three box pleats in it.
The front of the waist fastens on the Isft
tide under the jacket, and thero Is a deer)
round collar of the Insertion and edging.
Narrow stripes of gingham of pink with
white, blue and whito, or else two ehades of
red or blue, raako up prettily in, this way.
Blue flannel and also red tlannei drosses
are tnud for girls' t ountry aod traveling
euits They are similarly shaped to tha
d esses ju&t de'cribrd, and they art alsa
made wiih kilt sklrta aud tsWor bloasei.
NOON WK ppl. NC
recently the bilde's family came to church
in theirmonrnlngAttire, acd wer conducted
by the six ufthcri to the flout pews on tbo
left side of the aisle, and after tho groom'e
family and ether guest were eemed. tbe
others tcok sata also, threa each side of the
ais!e. In the tint tew. Thero were no br'.d v
maide, and the bride, dreeed in tulle, with
out jewels, and carrying a prayer book with
silver cover, came iu with the relative wha
Rare her aay. The groom and his beetman
met her at the altar, lneteadot sillily ar
ranged bouquets or brukets of tlowerj, B.ii:
lish brldeaaids carry "posies," as they cad
them, of a few long stemmed flowers, some
times of large la France roei tied up with
while lilies of the valley, or else of Marshal
NU1 reus with mignouette stalks tied with
the new Chartreuse grenn rinbon of ganz,
moire, or elvet. Iudei d, green ribbons and
maiden-hair feme are med with all tho Koj
Jih posle, whetherof pinkperantutiif, flatlo
dllr, or other edd flowers not im-d formerly
for this purpose. The favorite gift from
the grccm to each brldemald is a bonnet plit
nf some mall stones pearle, t ur'juoltvi, or
diomot ds-M;elllhg tho bride's namo. and ii
v urn in tho bowof the maid's bot ut during
the ceremony. High Krtnsh hnü trimmed
wiih flowers will be worn by hrlcemalds iu
mldtummcr, and there are also piclurt.Ku
large Leghorn hatwith the crown and fnnt
brim marly covered with flowers veiled with
white tulle. .
Sometimes two tiny little girls of tho fam
ily piecedt the bridal procnaion, and aro
tnkon up thea'sle by tho mhnre, and uiuilly
are carefully watchrd by their father als as
they toddle along what must seem to them a
Kreut distance. Ihey are drecnl In the siui
pleit and most bunchy-looking frocks of
white mull, tucked, and ornamented with a
very largo blue ribbon bow on euch nhouldff,
anil a ih to match tied In a Ur?e bw be
hind. Occasionally a pao Is preferred, bat
he it uiually largo enough to walk alone In
front of the bride and carry a iarg glided
cum. He Is drrnred hi white. In lait ceo
t ny ccstume, or thero may bo two hoyit, ono
clad lu whito and tho othr lu bluo.
As regards length, gloves thirty-button
tu li-tiKth Arn coiiildrred cood httui for
full tliet-s evening uo, while thoii from dix
butten toten araconldrd proper for iirot,
ttuater, cr other tlrrjs o:ratoii wlwotho
altevri are cut to dlspUy but little of tho
Arm above the wrtf t; and thei art any riutu
brrof Iho hcstdrriicd women In society
who never, except In full drei, wear a ixlova
cvvr four button length having a decided
prejudlcn Aclbst a roll of wrinkled kid
upon tbo arm. Colon for glove am very
tuhdutd, aud tho ropular lotto is limited u
txtt fw shadea. Tan, with tratiK pertlnao
liy, holds its own rvun among ladle) of the
liioUrotu.ervallvo listen, hut thoiowh i dis
like the color havftuc holr of rrf rat new
ih&dts of veliow, from pale prliurote Id a
unmix r of deeper colors known tevetatly at
golden 10 1, covrillp, and ctiantrellt. Thern
are elm shown kom Indy-llke neutral tints
In ginr, hadlng to brlpr. tern, thrtiih,
brown, f nhlen brown, etc., tbo prttlU ta
h g a color tnuwn as mulot. or Held moti.
In tho tmiUer of texture kid is the choir
lorpr(s(nt ti:e, hut the first approach ul
thylhliig like hot weathrr W be the signal
for tbi i'.eutoral wear, of ullk gloves, whoa
popularity for summer use has rw eomo world
wh' Tha imi.roved makes cf thfMs kIov
are both exqutttttly Una and ham's jiiim, a'ui
another thing In their fAvor Is tho faot that
ur likea kid glove, when ollcd, Its wearer,
with the aid of some lukewarm rain watr
ami n bit of white, raatllo soap, can quickly
rcttorn thtm to tZtlt frrsh lo As aaiu,
Mantelets and short viUlei aro inlly
faihioLsh e at tha moment.
Bralde, galloons and atrlnss of b'g bftCa
are the favorite drcsj trimmings.
Two fibrica ere generally nsed in tbo
mull mantelets and villus now so much
Fan-formed bows cf etalnlne canvas or
scarfs cf gold-shot stufl's trim most hülsend
Long traveling dnU clocks of mohair acd
pongee will be the favorite overalls of laJy
tourists this sumner.
A pretty ana lhdyllke fancy this seasm Is
to have tha travelling dress, lomr Fench
pelitse, and bonnet cr toque to match tn mt
Uriah This ideals remarkable pretty car
ried out In pals gray ponpee, or summer
caibmero. or thepherd't check in eerge or
The pouf at the tack of the tkirt Is gains
out of fashion, but slowly. It Is retained on
drcn silk and etalnlne costumes, but fcr
light, and especially wash fabrics, It It dis
carded entirely, tbe skirts of inch frocks b
iLg simply gathered or pleated round tha
vraitt acd falllos ?03e over .he ttetl vrlrtl