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FOE SUNDAY BEADING.
He walk the rounded earth with cold dls-
war craves tho lore of Heaven, nor dreads
alo. P-0"1011 P"ud. self-rls-hteous,
He owns no lord, nor human, nor D vino.
aSPS-ST.?"? cptented on tha lower line,
galses his Impious voloo In unbellof,
Proolaluis hlmsalf of all mankind the chief.
r, ,FVv.moitk knowing nought of erlef,
VI? t'.w i2m brut0 he ll beneath tho Ar.
AP,2 L'k.!ih? VS1 lMt "Peou to die
And orurable In tbe irrave, without a hope
That fairer scenes than those for bira will
When on his couch he draws his latost breath.
And oarthl Joys arc swallowed up br doatb.
O, foolish mortal I Boasting, willful man I
Aes before th llttlo llfp bciran.
Men creator far than thee did here exist.
Wh--?"iMj,?t P.,t.uro " ""d decrees resist!
They fet their littleness, and humbly trod
This rplllDir sphere, and to Jehovah bowed.
Thou rt but n speck In this great universe.
And on thy head now rests a burning curse,
7?iBtvJSn or u,e.1 w.m dr tbee nespalr,
unless thou ancelcst In eontrition wbcie
The humblest creature of thy fallon rnoo
lorglvonees asks and seeks his Maker's face.
There'll come a tlme-the groat day of is
And Of Ibl COmlnv thnil nana, a mtrn
To be In Ignorance when thou Shalt see
That sublunary things shall ceaso to be:
i shall fall, tbe lower heavens dls-
And on Its axis earth cease to revolve,
Tue sun be dark, the moon become as blood,
Ana Ore descend, aqulck-devounug flood!
Like the unwinding of a mighty soroH.
gwated matter far away sball roll,
with awful speed, and with terrino roar,
Back to eternity, and he no more;
The elements shall melt with forvent heat
Then where, O, where I shall be thy safe re-
Thoul't call upon the mountains to conceal
Thy paltry self, and tremulously
rur .paltry soir. and tremulously feel
God a sore displeasure, ask the fashing sea
To hide thee from the wrath of Deltr.
And. aa tbou shuu'st the great Creator's faso.
I nowhere for thy soul a resting-place.
Downl quickly down upon repentant knees,
Lest thou drink God's hot anger to the Ices:
Bend In submission to the King of Heaven,
And beg that tbv high sins may be forgiven I
O, let me point thee to the Lamb of Qod,
He who, alone, the ruddv wine-press trod!
upon the oruel cross He froolr bled.
Took all thy sins on His devoted head!
And now He offers theo His pardoning love.
True Jor on earth, unfading bliss above,
where thou may'st Join the song of glorious
Around the blessed. Everlasting Throne.
UM A'uollt, n Chicago tnUr Gcton,
m m a.
Oct It-Jesus Betrayed John 18:1-14
1.-J.MU hetore Pilate John 18:2840
Oct. 17 Jesus Dellvorod to be
.... .. Crucified John 10:1-16
!' "-Jesua Crucified John UH17W
Oct. 81-Jcsus Hlson John 20:1-18
gov. 7 Thomas Convinced John 20:10-31
nor. 11 Peter Restored John 21:t-l
Mov. 21-Walking In tho Light
, , .." 1 John 1:5-10, nnd 2:I-fl
Tfov. 2aJobn's VHIon of Christ-.ltov. 1:4-18
Deo. 8 Worshiping Ood and
t. ,. -JhSmb"ij Hov- 8M
noo. 12 Tho Saints InHoaven.. ..Kov. 7:W7
.Deo. ID The Great Invitation Hev. 22:8-21
Deo SW-Itcvlow. Christmas Exercises, Mis
sionary. Temperance or other Lesson selected
by the school.
FORGOT TO PROVIDE.
The Parable of the Wise and the Foolish
Virgins riroujtht Into tho Present Life
and Applied Practically.
Old as the world but fresh as tho sun
riso of this morning is tho truth that
-we can not get back tho past We can
not livo our lives over again and leave
,-out of them our sins and follies. We
all know this, and yet how faintly and
languidly wo realize It! The foolish
virgins who forgot to put oil in their
lamps, and remembered only when it
was too late, aro types of mankind In
worldly and spiritual things alike. It
requires sense and forethought to live
in a world where men must fill betimes
their own lamps, or be excluded from
many a feast of life. The record does
not tell us on whom the foolish virgin
laid tho blame of their failure; but cx-
-porionco warrants the presumption that
they did not wholly exonerate the wiso
maidens, whoso answer: "We have not
enough for both," seems to many men
harsh answer at the very best, per
haps to somo an utterly selfish
answer; but the case is meant to
describe indivisible and incommunica
ble possessions, anil in that light a
great deal of practical wisdom shines
out of the parable. No man can give
Ills oil to another in any proper sense
of importation, for "oil" here means
something whinn has taken possession
of one's nature and become a part of
himself; and even when the oil is an
external possession it is often of no
real use without an inward habit and
grace which has acquired it and is
using it. Of what uso is, to take a
strong case, a froo pardon to an unre
pentant sinner? May, is not the pre
cise evil and self-imposed misfortune
of all sinners this that they do not
use a free pardon P Of any "oil" it
may be said that in order to its use one
must have made some preparation;
hare, in fact, gone to them that sell
and bought it
Who oan arive his skill, his learning,
his faithfulness, or bis faith to another
man? At the hour when either is need
ed there is no sound advico but to "go
and buy." There is a closer applica
tion: tn given man acompeteucets ordi
narily impossible. It will not bo a com
petence to him, because he docs not
know how to muke it such. Tho pow
er to uso money comes, when it comes,
in tho process of acquiring It. It does
not always come even then; but tho
proverb "Quick got, quick lost" does
toll a truth, and many a boy has oil
given him from others' lamps which
does not admit him to the bridegroom's
wedding feast Much of the perplexity
of benevolent men comes from the fool-
lioness oi me vigins wno cry for oil,
havinir nans in tlmir Umni Hnn
shall tbe oil of another's lamp pro-
uuce muminauon in yours? Ho can
not put your possession, because
Villi fart tint. Irtinw llAW tn nnoaAau Tlw.
breadth, the awful breadth, of person
al responsiDiuty lor personal welfare is
seldom comprehended by uny of us.
Sometime a light shines out of Heav
en and shows us for some bitterly pen
itential moments how all our failure
ad sorrow have been made by our
selves; but for the most part we stand
outside tbe shut door of the bride
groom and complain of tho selfishness
St"1,11,080, wise .virgins who would not
divide their oil witb.us. "If A and B
and O had given us what they might
have given, we should have been
saved." Ah I but that othor "if."
Why is not it the perfect explanation?
"If we had put oil in our own lamps,"
we should not be wailing outside the
doors of tbe marriage feast. He who
think so may still be shut out; but
there may be in practical life other
chances to improve the lesson go and
There is an open market for the oil
of practical life. The lad who is urged
to go to school is sent to the best mar
ket for such oil. If he refuses to go,
and by-and-by wants what he has re
fused to buy in the right place, no be
nevolenco will fill bis poor little lamp,
If a man neglects to see ' a fow Inches
before his lace, and to provide for
plain emergencies of life, no philosophy
will be able to put oil in that unllgbted
lamp of his. In ten thousand concern
lento of life, we must go to titan that
i amy our ou ana we mux go
i, before there b a'onri "Behold
tho bridogroom comcth!" Tho sad
ness of tho coso of the foolish virgins
is not that they nro without oil, not
that thev can not bo given Oil from the
lamps of the wise virgins, but thnt they
neglect to ro and buy. It it sin In the
foolish, not hardness in tho wiso, which
makes the caso what it is in snd des
pcratcness N. W. Christian Advocate.
LIVING CLOSE TO GOD.
The Secret of the Steady Spiritual In
fluence of Many Humble Christian
We con probably recall certain poo
pie of our acquaintance who, without
making any noisy pretensions to holi
ness, are yet vory steady in their gait,
and shine with a vory stendy luster;
they are not "revolving lights," but
constant burners. Sometimes they are
very plain people; their spiritual In
fluence is far out of proportion to their
talents or culture or iocnl advantages
the same cause that makes Murs and
venus to Bright in the evening sky;
thoso planets revolve verv near the
sun. Stupendous Saturn nnd Vontitnn
make no show in the heavens on ac-
ROIlflfc fit ihtr AmtfAMan.s f - .!...
light-giver. Avcryhumblo Christian
may be a burning and a shining light
in tho community If his heart-orbit lies
CIOSG tO .TpKltB. TTn fn1ntfa ft,.... U
his daily conduct He can draw others
w u, uuL-nu3e no aweus nimseii in
the ntmnxnhnrn nt fK nivn
Pastor, do you wonder why it is that
ouuiuiiuira juu ro poworiess to move
hearts, or tn win nnv annla , Um
Saviour? It may be because von aro
living so far away from God, that you
are arjlritimllir itnmnnotl9ri mJ u..
lost all connection with the Almighty
uuuiun u mrongin. no latiier or
mother can An uit thin, fm ti,a ,.,,-
version of their children, no Sunday-
otuuui ivuvuer uy ining ior tne salva
tion of his or her class, while they are
iiiuj uui oi leiiowsnip wttn unrist
In COtntnon with hnnAnAm nl nik.
I hove been visiting the garden of s
Mr. C in this rtv tn . a ..,..
- - ..--. ., T uvv mm vvuirui I
plant which is now in bloom. Within
u iew weexs Unas snot up from a moderate-sized
shrub tn n. stalk thirty ..t
high; it has sent forth two dozen
branches, on the ends of which are
several hundreds of minute vnllow
fioWOrS. That alo nlunt haa Knan In
Mr- C 's garden for many a lone
.... , uu.iiuuici uiiiBoicuiuy attention
before. In a fow days the brief blossoms
will have dropped off, and then for an-
. uuuturjr ii win Binic again into
insicnillcance: but thn nnlfrtihnrln.
geraniums and roso-bushes which
Bower out every season are worth an
armv of ncrinillnnl mnnitan nrlilnl. ...
bo admired only once in a lifetime.
There are too many church members
who aro liko that aloe; tholr everv-doy
appearance is very unattractive, and it
i wuiv uii very rare ana extraordinary
Occasions thnt thnv almnr or. ir klnosn..
of Godliness. This world will not bo
converted by century-plant Christians
any sooner than the skies will bn atnarl.
ily lighted by comets. Tho groat do
mnnd of the times Is for men and
women who live near to God. The de
mand is notfor fitful, spasmodic efforts,
but for tho steady power of Christian
like Christians, who keep the command
ments, and who draw tho sinning and
suffering toward Christ, because they
dwell so close to Christ themselves.
Unto such Ho rovcals Hlmsolf as He
does not unto the world. The Mfting
power of the church incroosos directly
in the ratio of its connection with the
Source of all light and lovo and strength
and holiness. Dr. Cuyltr.
m a m
Light for the Next Step,
Tho Divine method of working is
commonly not our method. W wm.M
have all the way before us flooded with
light; but God chooses that thnrn h
light for us to tako the next step only.
We would select our own o-oJ tn
strive lor, and would thon seloot the
path to reach that goal; but God
.chooses that our goal and our path bo
of his appointing. And God's method
is better than ours, whatever we may
think about it It is bettor to walk by
faith than it would be to walk by sight
It is better to trust confidently to the
loving wisdom and to the unfailing
power of a Divine Father, than It would
bo to depend upon our own imperfect
knowledge and nnnn nnr nwn fn.i,ffl
ijient strength, in all our life struggles.
their sources in an unwavering trust in
God; and the greatest victory to be
achioved in this rnrl,l ! tho :...
over self, in order that this trust In
God may bo perfected. We can never
have tritU mnstAI-V- Until urn Irnn. !..
to serve willingly. We should, there-
lore, not merely think It a duty to give
OUr Hveg into ftnri'a lrnonin l,... .
should regard it as a privilogo that wo
buuiuh ourselves to uoa for help
uu uiuuuuu uuy oy aay. a. a. rimes.
Religion in' tho heart does not re
move the necessity lf ranutanl uatM,.
fulness. Baptist 'Weeklu.
Tho man who nnn nM mtii.1 l.la
own business is not to be trusted with
tne rung's. aaville.
I will chalInnon nnv nna nn t.n
faco of the earth to find any reason for
not loving God. D. L. Moody.
To do our work well, or to be
careless in doing it, are as much dif
ferent as working hard is fram being
There is nothing by which I- have
through life more profited than by the
just observations, the good opinions
and sincere and gentle enoouragement
of amiable and sensible women. Sir
If VOU haVA invit talanta lnn..
m i " " aC :. ia r M-""
nm tuijjiuvo uiem: it moaerace anil
ities Industry will supply tholr de
ficiency. Nothing is denied to well
directed labor. Nothing Is ever to be
obtained without it air J. Reyrtolds.
I find that when the saints an
under trials and well humbled, little
sins raise great cries in the conscience;
but in prosperity conscience is a
pope, that gives dispensations and
creat latitude tn nnr hnnrta Stitnt.fl
Grecian mythology said that the
fountain Hlnnnnrann waa stiimlr iii V...
the foot of the winged horso Pegasus.
a. uotu VI WU UUIIUUU 1U 11IO IU81 WO
brightest nnd most beautiful fountains
Of tjhrfftttan i.ftmtni oti antlf..l ltA
have been struok out by the iron-shod
hoof of disaster and calamity. Dr.
ThflFO ! TlntMnrw Ir. I.a .l a
real and substantial as the love of God.
One act of lllvlna Intro la o .n. :
w w v V- a, v paaa SVf V w SjSi Ultll TJ UUV
ished thing than a statue of .Phidias or
PitavUnlnai Te la a..-.- a .. 1 . .a
twAiwtH. a. u uiuro nrm man. me
fonnd&tlnn nt thn A In. T U MMa
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duiteg than tbe wund world whioh God
humj.u.lu.. llllLl . t
aapataOTMvinniKi nu UUUS Sttf 0Ulr
m u I. . ir, taoer.
JESUS BEFORE PILATE,
International Snnday-Behoel Lesson fat
October 10, 1886.
especially arranged from & & Quarterly.
John 18: 23-40; commit verses 86-38.
.v:T.hcn.,e,, J"1' Je11, f roia Calaphas unto
the hall of judgment! and It was early j and
they themselves went not Into tbe Judgment
hall, lest thuy should bo denied; but that thev
might eat tho passovor.
29 Pilate then went out unto them, and
said: What aoousaUon briny ye against this
80. They answered and said unto him: Ir Ho
wore not a mnlefaotor, wo would not have de-
lltrtieal lllm a. tt-..
81 Then said I'llate unto them: Take yo
Him atari luilna 1IIM . Is .
.....i,uis jiiiriw niui tvuuriiins; 10 jourimw.
The Jews ihcrofnra said uniohlm: It Is not
""" r." lw ,u'' " innu to acaini
He flooid die." K" -""-" wn" ue"n
Then Pilate entered Into tho Judgment
ball agalnjand called Jesus, and said unto
lllm: Art Thou the King or tho Jews?
St. Jesus answered him: eayest thou this
thing' of thysolf, or did others toll It thee of
85 Pilate answered: Am T a Jew? Thine own
nation and the chief priests hare delivered
lbce unto mo: what hast Thoudnno?
.J?' Jeu answo ed: Mr kingdom Is not of
th's world: If My kingdom wereor this world,
then would My servants fight, that 1 should not
be delivered to tho Jews; but now Is My king
dom not from honco.
87. Pilau thcreroro said unto Him: Art
Thou a Klug, then? Jesu answered: Thou
sajest that 1 am a King. To this end 1 was
-"Ji 'B,1.f?r this cause csme I Into this
world, that 1 should bear witness unto the
the truth. Every one that la of tho truth hear
eta My volco.
38, Pilste said unto Him: What Is truth?
And wben he had said this, he went out again
unto theJews, and saith unto them: 1 find In
Htm no fault at ait.
as. Hut ye have a custom, thnt I should re
lease unte you one at tho passover; will ye
therefore that I release uuto you tbe King of
Then cried they again, saying: Not this
man. tut Barabbas. Now, Barabbas waa a
Time From five to six o'clock, Friday
morning;, April 7, a. o. 30.
Place Pilate's palam. Either In Her
od's palace In north wait an via nt Klnn ...
castle Antonta, north of the temple.
Parallel HismnTVatt QA.r.7 i vr.na.
Hark 14:65 to 15:15; Luke 23:63 to 33:84, '
Helps ovbb Hard Places Orderof Ertnti
(1) Mockerr by the Bervants. In the
court of Calaphas' palaoe, three to five
o'clock Frilay morning; (Matt 26:57-53;
Mark 14:65; Luke 2J:65). (Z) The
Banhedrlm reassembled at daybreak to
condemn Jesus. Council chamber, five
o'clock (Matt .7:1); because their former
meeting; was irregular, and they could not
pronounce sentence till daybreak. 8
Jesus sent to Pilate. Pilate's palace, Ave
to half-past Ova a. m. (v. 28). (4) Pilate's
interview with the Jews ontslde the Palace
(vs. 28 to 33). 28. Eat (he aitover: the fest
ive meals of ths day. 31. Sudgt mm oe
cordtng to your laa: and of course Inflict the
punishments allowed excommunication,
scourging, etc 8i Tuiaylug: chap. 12:33.
What death: or what manner of death. The
Roman mode of execution by crucifixion.
We learn from Luka 23:.! that they now ac
cused Jesus of fomenting sedition among
the people, of interfering with the tribute
paid Ctesar and of treasonably giving Him
self out as Christ, a King all of which
they knew to be false. (5) Pllato examines
Jesus. Insldo the palace, about six o'clock
aoechap. 19:14), vs. 33-33. 34. Sayest thou of
thyktlf: if he mado the charge, jt would be
that Jesus bad setup a kingdom like Rome,
and tn lebelllon against it. To this Jesus
would answer No. If the Jews made tho
charge it would be that He claimed to bo
tbe Messiah, who was really only a spirit
ual king. To this He would say Yes, as
He did. 87. To thit end: to be a King. (6)
Pilate's Second Conference with the Jew
ish Leadors. Outside his palace (v. 3;;
Matt. 27: 12:14). (7) Pilate sonds Jesus to
Herod. Herod's palaco, early Friday
morning (Luke 23:5-12). Here Jesus was
mocked again. (8) Pilate makes tne Jews
decide (vs. 89, 40; Matt 27: 15-2). 40.
Sarabbat: a kind of brigand, who had
made an Insurrection against tho Roman
power, and waa hailed as a hero by tho
What biiali. I do with Jesds! This is a
question every person must answer,
"What aball I do with this Jesusl" (I)
Every person must do something with
Jesus. He must accapt or reject Him. (2)
Borne try to escape this decision: (a) by re
fusing to decide, but that is deiillnv
against Him; (6) by substitution of other
virtues in tue piaca oi Deuevlu; lu Christ;
(e) by layin; the blame on others, on cir
cumstagcos, on temptatlous; () but it is
all in vain. M To reject Chi 1st Is to rejoct
the sum and soul of all goodness. (4) Re
jecting Christ is tho great siu of the world,
fi) Christ is rejected from wrong and sel
Golden Text I find In Him no fault at
all John 18:.'18.
Centiul Tuutu Etch person mu3t de
cide what he will do with Jesus.
1. A bad conscleuce 13 shown by its fas
ti Uousness as to ceremonies, but dullness
aa to wrongs.
2. Ood compels man unconsciously to
fulfill His word. What they do to Injure
and destroy His kingdom and His truth.
He changes into a help.
8. The kiugliest men and causes are
sometimes treated with contempt, as re
forms, truths, rights. '
4. They are ridiculed through misrepre
sentation and misunderstanding of their
nature and aims.
5. Jesus Christ is not only your Saviour,
but your King.
6. Sincere seekers after truth will find
7. To each one is presented the choice.
Christ or the world.
8. To choose Christ is to choose right
eousness, love, Qod, truth, happiness,
9. To choose tbe world is to choose
pleasure, selfishness, sin, defeat, sorrow,
1. What took place after the examina
tion before Calaphas and the leaders 1 Ans
Jesus was mocked and ridiculed. 2.
What waa done next! Ans. He was con
demned to death by the Banhedrlm, early
Friday morning. 3. Where was He then
taken I Ans. To Pontius Pilate, the Gov
ernor. '. What did he dot Ans. He ex
amined Jesus, aad found Him innocent.
6. What choice did the people make! Asa.
"Not this man, but Barabbas."
m a a.
"Yes." said a physician to the Da
kota man, "your wife is quite badly
hurt.1' "I know it doc, hanged if I
don't. You see it was just this way:
I was talking to a feller about that bay
boss of mine and bad lest got a trade
lixed up and was tellin' him howlnever
see it kick, when my wife came out where
we were to call me for dinner, and
blamed if tho hoss didn't blaze a war at
her and kick her over thirty feet I
tell you, doc. it jest sp'iled that trade
kisido of half a rolnuto, and I don't
'pose, now that everybody has heerd
of It, that I can get another chance in
tli is whole neighborhood." Estellint
(D. T.) BtU.
Henry Bio viss, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.,
while squirrel hunting heard a pig
squeal as if in great distress. Ho went
toward the sound and saw a big bear
just in the aet of squeezing the last
squeal out of poor piggy. Mr. Blovin's
gun was not loaded for b'ar, but ho
found in his pocket a No, 1 buckshot
This he rolled In paper until the wad
just fitted the gun, rammed it homo on
top of the squirrol shot, aimed at the
bear's head and pulled the trigger.
The aim was truo, tho buckshot did Its
work and tha boar fell dead. BULtm
FOR QUE YOUNG FOLKS.
THE STORY OF MISS SELF.
A long time ago runs tbe tale
There was a young girl a Miss Bclf.
Who lived In a beaulif ul vale,
Then hauutod by fairy and elf.
Bhe never took part In the play
Of other young girls in tho town.
But stood In tbe haughtiest wny.
And answered their words with a frown.
8he never gave help tn the poor,
She never tho alck would attend,
Bbe cared not a tnend to securo,
Klio borrowed but uever would lend.
She pored over books about Kings
And Queens In their grandeur and state.
With diamonds and laces and rings,
Till sho grew her poor cottage to linto.
Bhe reed how a King left h's throno
And vooed In disguise a poor ranld:
Bbe wished such a chance ero her own.
And prayed for It, too, whou she praytd.
One dav she had wandered alone
Afar from her homo to a wood.
And nobody cared she bad gone-.
For she never did aay one good.
Whllo deep In the forest she strolled,
Sho came to a wonderful gate.
All shining with sliver and gold,
And within it a lordly estate.
The place looked so charming and bright.
she ventured to walk In Its bowers.
And nobody being In sight,
Sho gathered a bouquet of flowers.
Thon, hastily turning to go.
She saw at the gate a fierce guard;
"And woo may you be, 1 would know,"
Said be, as her exit he barred.
Then quick, with a llu on her tongue,
.She haughtily said: "Stand asldo!
I'm the Princess De Self I" but bo swung
The gato tightly shut aa he cried :
"Rot hot Then 'tis here you should stay.
lor I am the Bmperor Me:
To take but not give la my way
My gate opens Inward, you see.
"HI make you an elf aud my Queen
ou've esrned well the honor, I own:
Devoted to self as ou've been,
"its right you should share in my throne."
Then placing his crown on her hoad,
A glittering ring on her hand,
"Now th a Is your empire," he said,
"The Queen of the Never-glve Land!"
But alas, for her empire and throno I
Alas for lu honors so grand 1
That moment Its glamour had flown.
Disponed by the touch ot his hand.
The crown was a fool's paper thing:
Tho jewels were fragments of glass:
The gold was hut tinsel: tho ring
Was only a circlet of brats I
Tbe flowers In tbe garden so fair
No longer were lovely or sweet:
No fragrance exhaled on the air:
The whole was a horrible cheat!
And never again to the town
Came she. but pastes the hours
At Castlo De Mo, with her crown
Of tinsel and odorless flowers.
But tou mav a Queen be Indeed,
With riches that novcr can fly:
Tou can win It, if sou will take heed
And the charm that 1 give you apply.
Don't follow Miss Self, who was blind.
Hut make this jour motto In j outh:
"Most qiiconly Is sho who Is kind
. Most royal of graces is Truth !"
The 'Good Care" Which lie Took of Ills
Woro thcro ever two such handsomo
children? Mrs. Graham felt sure that
thh query could bo answerod In the
negative, as, on that bright Juno morn
ing, she gave Elsio tho last kiss, and
Lawrence .the oft-repeated injunction:
"Tako good caro of your littlo sister,
Lawrio looked fully equal to tho
charge if bravery alone were necessary
to its fulfillment. Tho sun never shone
upon curls that were tossed back with
a bolder air; while his hands were
thrust into his trousers' pockets with a
jaunty defiance before which tho
mightiest foe must have trembled.
"Oh, I'll take caro of her, mamma;
never you fear. I'll brino- hPr hunt
"Very well, Sir Launcolot," said
mamma, with a smile which would
look the least bit nrnml In unit.. nt i,.
self, "only remember that bravery con
sKtcth not in boasting."
Very gayly the littlo lad and lassie
started forth. It was Susie Brown's
birthday, and thuy were to have the
honor of froin?. all alnni. in H,u ...- .-
It was such an unusual distinction that
Lawrie began casting about in his
smull mind what ho could do to im
press Elsio with tho fact that he was
"taking caro of her." Just at the foot
of their broad grounds ran tho rail
road track, and they were hardly out
of mamma's sight before a .brilliant
idea flashed upon Lawric's mind.
"Come ou, Elsie. Turn around; I'll
show you a now way to Susie's." ho
cried, seizing the littlo girl's hand, and
hurrying her. panting and breathless,
to the steep bank which led to the
Ah! if mamma had only been upon
that sido of tbe house. But sho was in
her own room, getting .ready for a trip
into town, and her windows faced the
other way. I wonder if Lawrie re
membered that fact
"Oh, no, no, Lawrio!" cried Elsio,
shrinking back. "I'm 'fraid of tho
cars. Don't lot's go on tho track."
"Ob, pshaw 1 Girls is so bcart." said
oir L,aunccio, scornfully; "'Iraki of
their own shadows. I'm clad I ain't
ono. I thought, though, vou was dif
ferent from tho rest. Now where's tho
harm of our walkin' on tho track?
We'll get to Susin's as quick again,
and you heard mamma say we'd be
"Y-o-s but she didn't say we could
go on tho track, and I most know she
wouldn't let us. It ain't safe. How
do you know which track to take."
"Pooh! you goosio! That's easy
enough. Whon you see a train comin'
jump on the other track of course."
"But s'pose there's two trains?"
"Well there won't be; but even if
there is can't we run up the bank? See
here!" And our hero was half way
down and back again in a twinkling.
"Oh, Lawrie! How dirty you've
got your shoes, and goin' to a party
"Never mind tbe shoes. Are you
goin' this way or not?"
"But, Lawrie, there's the big rocks.
"I shan't stay here all day a-sposln'
things. I shall go on the track. It
you want to go round the road all
alone, you can. But mamma said 1
should take care of yon. If you won't
let me, all right 1 can't help it-' ' And
the young knight turned away with
that deeply inlured air which his older
brothers, under like circumstances,
sometimes find so effective.
"Oh, wait, Lawrie! I'll go, I'll go,
only do be careful."
" WelL I thought you'd be sensible,"
was the magnanimous reply. "Of
course, I'll be careful. Here, let me
help you down tbo bank. Now ain't
this nicer than tbe old road?"
It was nice. Elsie could not iI.miv
it. There was a wild excitement in
jumping sleepers and walking rails.
The banks were starred with daisies
and ruittwrnllna wlilln hnhnlinV'a wIM
song made all the air palpitate with
It. .J1..I 1-,L. 11 .-T ' i . ..
ia HfaUUVUlUK 1UUIU. Ak WSB JUSl UIO
kind of a day to make one a hero
and tho very air was intoxicating and
the little girl1! laugU toon rang out aa
merrily as Lawrle's own. Not one
fear did she feel until she found her
self ncarlng tho steep rock cutting
which all tho children called the " big
rocks." Elsio had often stood upon
its summit, for tho columbine grow
thickly there, and It was a favorite re
sort. She had never failed to look
down iU steep sides with a thrill of
terror, and now that she found herself
actually about to cntor this mysteri
ous precinct, something of tho old
Just thon b cattle train, which thoy
had heard lumbering behind them,
catuo so near that Lawrio considered
it prudent to step upon tho other
track. I think he had kept purposely
upon tho track of the train, that ho
might have tho ploasuro of saying
grandly as they left It: "There, ain't
that easy now?" At all ovents, ho
said It, and Elsie looked at him with
reverential admiration. Sho never
doubted his heroism not she1
It was a long train they wero near
ly through the cutting, and still there
seemed no end to tho brown cars, filled
with stilling, lowing cattle. They wero
so confused by tho noise that they
heard no other sound, nor did thoy
have the slightest warning of approach
ing danger, until swift from around a
sudden curve, they saw coming, down
upon them with tho speed of the wind,
the lightning express!
"Oh. Elsie! Elsie! Elsio!" cried Law
rie, with a white face, as he danced up
and down in an ecstacy of terror.
One terrific glance the littlo maiden
cast around. No help on 'the right
for thcro was tho steep rock; no help
on tho left for there was the passing
train; no help In front, with that fiery
monster bearing down upon them; no
time to run back!
She said afterward that it seemed as
If sho stood there "a million years,"
but, in reality in far less timo than it
has taken me to toll the story, she had
grasped her frantic brothorby tho arm,
fairly dragging him Into tho narrow
path between tho tracks, and crying:
"Lie down, Lawrie, lie down!" they
had thrown themselves upon their
faces, and in that very instant had felt
the mighty whirlwind ruth of the pass
"Oh, dear me!" were Elsie's first
words, as she once more stood up
right; "if I haven't just ruined my new
But Lawrie did not think of his
clothes not he! He sat down upon
tho track, and cried and cried, while
Elsie, very much astonished, stood by
and tried to comfort him
"Comoon,"ho said at last, "let's
go homo I don't want to go to no old
"Shall we go this way?" asked Elsio,
"No; I novcr want to sco the mean
old track again. Let's go back a piece
till you can crawl up tho bank and got
to tho road," and very solemnly our
bravo knight marched homeward, with
hirdly a word to tho little damsel who
trotted so meekly by his side.
Papa and mamma were not yet at
home, so it was not until they wero
gathered around the supper table Unit
thoy listened to the story which Law
rie, whose spirits wero wonderfully re
vived, told so fluently.
Mamma clasped her littlo daughter
very closely in her arms, and papa's
eyes wero misty ns ho asked: "How
came you to think of lying down, my
"Oh, I remembered a story I heard
you read once," said Elsie, as if "re
membering" under such circumstances
was, of all things, the simplest,
"Well. Sir i.auncclot, and who do
you think has proved the brave knight
to-day?" was papa's next question, but
"Oh, I suppose Elsio was, in one
way, but you seo it took mo so sudden.
You know I never can think, papa,
and besides I wasn't one bit afraid to
go on the track, and Else was." Cath
erine Stevenson, in Montreal Witness.
Anniversary of a Bell.
Tho busy city of Breslau, in Prussia,
found timo recently to celebrate the
livo hundredth birthday of a church
bell. A tragic story of the casting of
this boll has kept it famous throughout
Germany for a longer period than has
olapsed since the dihcovcry of America.
The founder of the bell, ou the 17th
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At that early period Breslau was a
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