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far : if ft 1ST BON JOSEPH VANCE AUTHOR OP "THE BRASS BQWIa." ETC. copyricht ay lous ooscw vahcc SYNOPSIS. David Amber, starting for a duck-shooting- visit with his friend. Qunln, come tip on n young lady equestrian who has boon dismounted by her harso becoming fright enod nth nuddon appaarnnco In tho road pf a burly Hindu. Ho declares lip , w Ilelmrl Lai ChatterJI. "The appointed tnouthploco of the Holl," addresses Ambor m a man of hlch rank and pressing" a mysterious littlo bronie box, "Tho To ken." Into his band, disappear in tho wood. Tho slrl calls Ambor by nnmp, Jfo In turn addresses her as Mlos Bophlo Jfnrroll, diuiKhter of Col. Knrrell of tho HrlHoh dlplomntlc service In India and vUltlnir tho Qualns. Boveral nlghu lnlor tho Qiialn liomo Is burglarized and tho tironio box stolon. Ambor and Qualn bo mintlnc on nn Island and become lost and Ambor Is left tnarnonod. Ho wanders nbout, finally reaches a cabin .and rtc oxnlros an fin occupant nn old friend narood Ilutton, whom lio loat mot In Kng land, and who appears to tw In hiding. When Miss Fainill Is mentioned Ilutton Is BtranKcly nifltatod, Ohatterjl appears and sunimons .Ilutton to a mosttng of a wyirlorjous body, nuiton oelssos a revol ver and dashes after ChatterJI. tie ro turn wildly sxclted, says ho has killed tho Hindu, lakes poison, and when dylnir nsks Ambor to ko to India on a notori ous errand. Ambor decider to Icavo at onco for India. On the way ho sends a letter to Mr, Labortoucho, a scientific friend In Calcutta, by a quicker route. Upon arriving- ho finds a nato awaiting; Mm. It directs Amber to meet his friend fit a certain placo. The latter tells hlr. 10 knows his mission Is to set Miss Far rell out of tho country. Amber attempts to dispose of tlto Token to a money-Ion-dor. Is mistaken for Ilutton nnd barely escapes liolnir mobbed. A message from Lanertouclm causes him to start for Dijr wtlnB. and on ths way he meets Miss Idling-; on the way ho meets Miss her to bocomu hi wife. I CHAPTER XIV. Over tho Water. Tlnra Nath, pattont and Jmpasslvo .,evor, had the tonga wnltlng for Amber beforo tho Residency. Ex wiled boyond words, tho American per milled hlmaoir to bo drlvon off through KUttnrpur'B Intricate notworlc bf itlroots and b'ttokwaye.townrd a des tination of which ho know as littlo as 1)0 cared. Ho waa a guoat of tho Btato, officially domlcilod at tho designated 1ouno of hospitality; without ospoclal permission, obtained through tho of fort of tho Resident, ho could sloop In no other npot In tho city or Its purlieus. Ho waa indlfforont, abso lutely: tho matter interested him as mcantlly which 1b to say not at ali as did the fact that an escort of troop--era of tho state, very well accoutred -and disciplined, followed tho tonga with a great Jangling of stool and tu rmuH of hoofs. .Alighting in tho compound, Amber disbursed a few rupeoatto tho trpop jeraTpatd, off Ram ' Nath who was n'wift to drive off city-wards, in mad haste Tost tho gates bo shut upon him for tho night and entered tho ibungalow. An aged, talkntlve, nnd Rtnlribio khnnsamnh mot him at tho 'threshold with expressions of exagger ated respect, no doubt gonutno enough, tnd followed him, a mumbling shadow, w? the Virginian mado a brief round of Inspection. Standing between the road and tho water, tho rosthouso proved to bo moderately spacious and clean; on tho lake front It opened upon a marble bund, or landing Btago, Us Hp lnppod by whispering rlpplca of tho lako. Ambor wont out upon thin to dlucover, Boparated from him by littlo moro tb(n half a tullo of black water, tho jhfriitly'whlto wall of tho Ra) Mahal climbing in dim mafosty to tho stars. Tho Virglnlnn romnlnod long In rapt wondering contemplation of it, until the wind blowing across tho wa ters had ohtllod him to the point of rhtverlng; when ho turned Indoors to 'MBLbcri. Uut ho was to havo littlo rest trial night. The khausumah who at Cendod him had hardly turned low ftln light when Amber was disturbed by the noise of an angry altercation 3n tha compound, Ho aroao and In dressing-gown and slippers wont to in yefttlgato, and found Ram Nath in violent dispute .with thu sergeant of it. V 1 l" . 1 1 I to cHcori wtucu, k, appesruu, uhu bulliod a fire and camped round It In the compound; a circumstance which 'turnlHhod, food' for thotiKht. PHmhhr liniran to ntiBioaot roeps had been furnished as a guard )eR of honor than of cnplonnco, losn 'la formal courtony than in demonstra tion of the unslooplng vigilance of tho Eye kindly assisted by tho Ma- fe-u-AttH of Khaudawnr. t S. mtn who, warmed.by the ardor of Ills first love, feolo stUidonly tho shad ow death falling cold upon him, is apt to neglect nothing. Amber con nldorort, that ho had given Ram Nath no commission of any sort, and bout an lUtcntivo oar to tho communication which tho tonga-wnllah Innlstod upon Making to him, Ram Nath had roturned, he asucrtod, solely for the purpose or informing tMnber la accordanco with his dostrea, (The telegraph offlco for which you fcnnulrod, sahib, stands Just wllhln tho JOawwfay of the Elephants," ho an iouneed. "The telcgraph-babu will bo dvrty very early in tho morning, should you desire still to send tho i "Oh, yen," said Amber indlfferontly. TX'd rorgotten. Thanks." He returned to his charpoy With spirits considerably hlghor. Ram Nath ltad not winked this time, but tho tact wait Indisputable that Ambor had not cxurosHcd any interest whatovcr in tho location of tho telegraph olllco. Wondorlug if tho tclcgraph-babu by ny elinnco woro pink uatln. ho doccd oK on tho declnlon that ho would need to Bond a inoasugc tho drat thing In lb uiornlng, J Somo timo lator ho was a second tlrao awnlconcd by further disputation In tho compound, Tho troopers wore squabbling amongst themselves; ho was ablo to mako this much out in splto of tho fact that tho sepoys, ro crultcd exclusively from tho natlvo population of Kharidawnr, npoko a pa tola of Hindi so corrupt that oven an export In Oriental langungos would cxperlonco difficulty In trying to Inter pret It. Ambor did not weary himself with tho teak, but prosontly lifted up hlB volco and demanded sllonco, desir ing to bo informed If his sloop was to bo continually broken by tho bick erings of cons of mothers without nones. Thoro followed lnnlnntancoua sllonco, broken by a chucklo and an applauslvo "Sbabnnhr' add nothing moro. Amber snuggled down ngaln upon his pillow and soothod himself with tho fool of tho pistol that Ills flngors grnspod beneath tho clothos. Footfalls and hushed voicos In tho bungalow woro rcsponBlblo for tho next interruption. Amber camo to with a start and found Himself sitting up on tho odgo of tho ch&rpoy, with a droarriy impression that two poOplo had been standing Over hi hi nnd had Just loft tho room, escaping by way of tbo khanoamah's quarters. Ho rubbed tho sleop from his eyes nnd wont out to romonstrnto vigorously with tho khansamah. Tho latter naturally professed complete lgnor- anco of tho visitation aud dwelt with such Insjatonco Upon tho plausibility of dreams that Ambor lost patlcnco and kicked him grlovously, so that he complained with a loud volco and cast himself at tho sahib's feet, declaring that ho was but as tho dust bonenth them and that Ambor was his father and mother nnd tho light of tho Unl vorao besides. Somewhat molllflod nnd reflecting, at tho samo time, that this was all but a part of tho game, to bo oxpocted by thoso who patronlzo rcathouscs off the bcaton roads of travel, tho Virginian roturnod to his charpoy nnd Immedi ately lapsod into a singularly disquiet ing dream. ... Ho waa strolling by the border of tho lako when a coot swam In and hailed him In English; nnd when ho stoopod to look tho coot lilted an A, D. T. messenger boy's cap and pleaded with htm to sign his namo In a littlo black book, promising that If he' did', so, it, would bo frco to- dorr its dlggulso and bo Lnbertoucho Ugaln. So Amber signed "Pink Satin" In tho book nnd tho coot stood up and said: "I'm not Labortoucho at all, but Ram Nath, and Ram Nath Is only an other namo for Har Dyal Rutton, and besides you had bottor como away at onco, for the Eyo thou dost wear upon thoy finger nover sleopa and It'a only a pasto Tokon anyway." Hearing which, Ambor cnught tho coot -by tho leg and found that ho had grasped tho arm of Sallg Singh, whoso oyos woro both monstrous omernldB without any whites whntovor. And Sallg Singh tappod him on tho shoulder nnd began to say over and over again In a whlB- per .... Dut horo Ambor another tlmo found hlmsolf wldeawako and sitting up, his lolt Hand gripping tho wr at of n na Uvo and his right holding his pistol steadily lovolod at tho natlvo's breast Whllo tho volcO lip hoard was real and no figment of a droam-mused imagl nation; for tho man waa whlsporlug oarnently and ropoatodly: "Hasten, hazor, for tho night doth wane and tho hour Is at hand." "What deviltry's this?" Amber de manded sharply, with a threatening gesture. Hut tho natlvo neither attempted to freo himself nor to ovado tho ptatol'a mouth. "Have patlcnco, hazor," ho begged earnestly, "and mako no dls turuanco. u is into and tho sonoys sleep; It you will be circumspect nnd aro not afraid " "Who nre yon?" I wan to say. 'I como from, you know whom.' hazoor," "That all?" "In the ranttor of a certain photo graph., nazoor. "lly thundorl" Lnbortouche's namo was on Amber'H Hps, but ho ropressed It. "Walt a bit." Ho gulped down tho last drogs of sloop. "lt mo think nnd boo." This last was an afterthought As It camo to htm ho dropped tho pistol by his sldo and folt tor matches In tho pocket of his coat, which hung over tho back of a bosldo chair. Find Ing ono, ho struck It notsolesaly and, as tho tiny flame broadonod, drew his captlvo nearer. It was a fat, mean, wicked faco that stood out against tha darkness; nn ochro-tlijtod faco with a wide, loose llppcd mouth and protruding oyos that blinked nervously luto his. Dut ho had nover seen It before "Who aro you?" Ho cast away tho match as Its flame died aud snatched up his weapon. "I wan to say" "I heard that onco, What's your namo?" "Dulla Dad, hazoor." " -"And who aro you from?" "Hazoor, I was not to say." "I think you'd bottor," . suggested Ambor, with a grim significance "I am tho hazoor's slave. I dare not oay." , "Now look hore " "u""w-, U was charged upon me to uy, 'I como from you know whom.'" "Tho devil It waa. . . . Well, what do y6u want7" "I was to say, 'Hasten, hazoor, for tho night ' ' "I've heard that, too. You, mea you're to lead mo to somebody, some where you can't say whore?" "Aye, hazoor, oven so." "det over thero, in tho corner, while I think this over nnd don't move 'or I'll make you a prcsont of a nice young hullot, Dulla Dad." "That Is as Allah wills; only re member, hazoor, tho Injunctlon'for hasto." Tho man, a small stunted MohamT medan, sidled fcareomoly over to tho spot indicated and waited there, cring ing and supplicating Ambor with elo quent gosturcs. The Virginian watch ed him closely until comforted by tho roflectlon that, had murder been" the object, ho had hcon n dead man long since. Thon ho put asldo tho revolver and began to dross. "Only Lnbertoucho would havo to communlcato with mo by nuch stealth," ho considered. "Resides, that referenco to tho photograph " Ho slipped hurrlodly into his cloth ing nnd ostentatiously dropped the pistol into his right-hand coat-pocket. "I'm ready," ho told tho man. "Lead tho way; and romembor, if thoro's any ttenchcry afoot, you'll bo tho first to utiffor for It, Dulla Dad." Tho Mohammedan bowed submis sively. "Ho It so, my lord," ho said in Hindi, and, moving noiselessly with unshod feet, glided through tho door Which opened upon tho bund, Ambor clono behind him. In tho water at their feet a light boat was gently nosing tho marble bund. Dulla Dnd, squatting, drew It brondatdo to tho stops and motioned mbcr to cntor. Tho Virginian board ed it glngorly, seating himself at the storn. Dulla Dad dropped in forward and pushed off. Tho boat moved out upon tho bosom of tho lako with HCarco n sound, and tho nntlvo, grasp ing n doublo-bladod paddle, dipped It gontly and Bont tho frail craft flying onward with long, swift, and powerful strokes, guiding It directly toward tho walls of the Raj Mahal. Two-thirds of tho way across tho Virginian surrendered to his mistrust and drow hln pistol. "Dulla Dad," ho Remained Long In Rspt Wondering Contemplation of It snld gently; and tho man ceased pad dling with a shuddor "Dulla Dad, you're taking mo to tho pnlaco." "Yea, hazoor; that Is truo," tho na tlvo answered, his volco quavering. "Who awaits mo thoro? Answer quickly I" "Hazoor, It Is not wlso to speak a namo upon the water, whero voices travel far." "Dulla Dad I" "Hazoor, I may not Bay!" Tho boat surged swiftly on, whllo again and again Amber's finger trem bled on tho trigger. Though already the whlto gleaming walls towered abovo him, It was not yot too late not too Into; but should ho withdraw, forco Dulla Dad to return, ho might mlsa . . . what? Ho did nothing save resign himself to tho Usuo. As they drow noaror the moonlit walls ho looked In vain for sign of n landlng-Btago, and wondered, tho lighted bund that he had seen from over tho wator bolng Invisible to him round an angle of the build ing. But Dulla Dad hold on without a pauso until mo momoni wnen u Boomed that ho intended to dash tho boat bows first agnlnBt tho stono; thon, with a final dextrous twist of tho paddle, he swung at a sharp anglo and simultaneously checked tho speed. Under scant momontum they slid from moonlight nnd the clean air of night Into a closo woll botwoen two walls, and then suddenly beneath an arch and Into a cavernous chamber fllled with tho soft murmurlngs of water and with dnrkness. Horo tho ntr was sluggish and heavy and rank with tho odor of sllmo. "Hazoor!" It was Dulla Dad's volco, sleek with fawning. For nil tho ropulslvonesa of tho accents. Ambor was not sorry to hear thorn. At least tho natlvo was human and . . . this experience wasn't, hardly. . . .Ho leaned to ward tho man, oyos aching with the futllo strain of striving to penetrate tho blackness. Ho could soo nothing moro deflnlto than ohndowo. Tho boat was resting motionless on tbo tide, ns if susponded in an abyss of night, fathomless and ompty. "Woll, what now?" ho domnnded harshly. "Bo careful, Dulla Dad I" "Wo aro arrived, hazoor," sold tho natlvo calmly. "If you will be pleased to stop ashore, having caro lest you overturn tho boat, the steps aro on your left" , "Where? . . . Oh!" Amber's tcntatlvo hand, groping In obscurity, fell upon n slab of stono, smooth nnd slippery, but solid. "You moan hero?" "Ayo, hazoor.' "And what next?" "I am to wait to conduct you back to your placo of rest." "Um7 You are, oh?" Ambor, doubtful, tried tho stono ngaln; It waa substantial enough; only tho boat rockod. Ho struck a match; tho short lived flamo afforded him n fooblo, un satisfactory Impression of a long, nar row, vaulted chamber, whoreof tho floor waB half water, half Btono. There was a landing to tho left, a rather nar row ledgo, with h tow, heavy door, bossed with iron, in tho wall boyond. Shaking hlo head, ho lifted himself cautiously out of tho boat. "You stay right there, Dulla Dad," ho warned tho natlvo, "until I soo what happens. If I catch you trying to got away tho bont'll show up nicely against tho opening, you know I'll glvo you'eauso for repentance." "I am hore, hazoor. Turn you nnd knock upon tho door thus" rapping tho gunwalo of tho boat "thrlco." Amber obeyed, wrought up now to so high a pitch of oxcltoment and sua penso that ho could hardly havo with drawn had ho wished to and been able to forco Dulla Dad to heed him. As ho knuckled tho third signal, tho door swung slowly Inward, disclosing, In a dim glow of light, stono walls a baro stono chambor illuminated by a slnglo Iron lamp hanging in chains from tho colling. Across tho room n dark en try opened upon a passagoway equal ly dark. By tho door a servant stood, his nt tltudo deferential. As the Virginian's gazo feu upon him ho snlaamod re spectfully. Amber entered, his oyos quick, his right hand in his pockot and grateful tor tho cold caress of nickeled stool, his body poised lightly and tonsoly upon tho balls of his foot In a word, ready. Prepared against tho worst he was hopoful of tho best: npprohon- slvo, ho reminded himself that ho had first met Labortoucho under nusplcos hardly moro prepossessing than thoso Tho elang of tho door closing be hind him rang hollowly In tho still ness. Tho wnrdor moved past him to mo cnirnnco or tno corridor. Amber hold htm with a sharp question. "Am I to wait borer "For a moment, heavon-born!" Ho disappeared. Without a sound a door nt Amber's olbaw that had escaped his cursory notlco, bo cunningly was it fitted In tho wall, swung opon, and a remem bored volco boomed in his ears, not without a certain sardonic Inflection: "Wolcomo. my lord, welcomo to Khau- dawar!" Amber Bwung upon tho Breaker wjth a Bnarl. "Salfg Singh!" Thy Btownrd bids theo welcome to thy kingdom, hazoor 1" Dominating tbo sceno with his Im posing proBonco a flguro regal in the regimentals of his natlvo army tho Rajput humbled hlmsolf beforo tho Virginian, dropping to hla knee and offering his jeweled ewordhlt In token of hlB fealty. "Oh, get upl" snapped Amber Jm patiently. "I'm Blck of all this damned tomfoolery, Oct up, d'you hear? in- loss you want mo to tako that pretty sword of yours nnd spank you with It!" A quiver, as of Bolf-roprcssion, moved tho body of tho aiau at hla foot; then, with a Jangle of spurs. Sallg Singh leaped up and stood at a dlstanco of two paces, his head high, hla black eyen glittering ominously with well-nigh tbo sinister brilliance of his vibrating emerald atgrotto. "My lord I" ho cried angrily. "Are theso words to uso to one who offers thco his hoart and hand? Is this inso lenco to bo suffered by a Rajput, a eon of Kings?" "As for that," returned Amber steadily, giving him look for look, "your grandfather waa a bunla and "Is That Language Plain Enough for You?" you know It Whether or not you'ro going to 'Buffer' what you call my In- nolcnco, I don't know, and I don t much caro. You'vo mado a fool of mo twlco, now, nnd I'm tired of It I glvo you my word I don't understand why I don't shoot you down horo and aow, for I believe In my heart you're tho unhollcst scoundrel unhung. Is that languago plain enough for you?" For an Instant longer they faced ono another offensively. Amber cool enough outwardly and lnwnrdly boil ing with rage that ho should have walked Into tho trap with hlB eyes open, Sallg Singh trembling with re sentment but holding hlmsolf lu with splendid restraint "As for me," continued Ambor, "I suspect I'm tho most hopeless ass in tho three Presidencies, if that's any comfort to you, Sallg Singh. Now what d'you want with mo?" A shadowy smllo softened tho black ness of tho Rajput's wrath. Ho shrug ged and moved his hands slightly, ex posing their palms, subtly signifying I1I3 submission. "Thou nrt my ovorlord," ho said quietly, with a silky doforonce. "In tlmo thou wilt boo how thou hast wronged mo. For tho present, I ro- maln thy servant I harbor no re sentment, I owo thco naught but loyal ty. I await thy commands." "Tho dickens you do!" Amber whistled inaudlbly, his eyes narrowing ub ho pondered, tho roau. "-You protest a lot, Sallg Singh. It you'ro so much at my servlco . . . why, prove It" By way of reply Sallg Singh lifted his Bworil In ltfl scabbard from Its fastenings nt his sldo and, with n mag nificent gesture, cast it clanking to tho floor between them. A heavy Eng lish army pattorn rovolvor followed it Tho Rajput sproad out hln bnnds. "Thou art armed, my lord," ho said. "I, at thy mercy. If thou dost mis judge my purposo in causing theo tc bo brought hither, my llfo la in thy hands." "Oh, yes." Ambor nodded. "That's very pretty. But presuming I choso to tako It?" "Thou art free, no tho winds of tho morning. Sec, then." Sallg Singh strodo to tho outer door and throw It open. "Tho way of escape is clear not oven locked." Tho lamplight foil across tho Btono landing and mado vlsiblo tho waiting boat with Dulla Dad sitting patiently at tho oar. "I see," assented Ambor. "Well?" Sallg Singh shut tho door gently. "Is thoro moro to say?" ho enquired "I havo shown thco that thou art freo." (TO BE CONTINUED.) Insane for Hiring Him. This ono was told of tho late Sen ator Dolllver. It is of tho trial of a roan for murder, who was undoubted ly guilty, but was acqulVted, greatly to tho surprise of the presiding judgo. Tho jury had been out two days con sidoring the caso, without reaching u conclusion. Thon tbo Judgo called tho Jury Into court and asked what the dlfllculty was. Tho foreman said: "Judgo, thoro Is only ono thing that is troubling us. Was tho prisoner's counsel appointed by the court or re tained by tho prisoner himself?" "Tho prisoner Is a man of moans,' said tho judge, "and ho retained his own counsel." Ton minutes lator tho Jury sent out word that an agreement had been reached. Thoy filed Into court Tho foreman rose nnd announced tho vor diet: "Acquit tod, on tho ground of In Banuy. Looklngfoi an Ax. "Thero Is a certain kind of souvenir flond that has pretty poor pickings these days," said tho policeman, "t mean the man or woman usually It Is a woman who wants tho ax with which tho door is cut down and the turnlturo smashed In a gambling raid, "Thoro aro Puritans a-plenty who beg us for theso implements of de struction. Evory raid that the publlo gets wlud of brings out scores of let ters from toes of gambling who havo tho cotton batting all ready to pack away tho ax mat Btruck a blow at corruption. "Unless the old ax gots lost In tho shuffle Eomebody In tho crowd usually scuds It to tho person who can write tho most touching letter." Man's Capacity Only Limit ' Dy Rev. BARRY B. HALL of Temple Bapilit Church, Minneapolis, Minn, Qod blesses man at every opportu nity and furnishes every real Joy ho Is ablo to appropriate Wo enjoy so little, not becauso of God's unwilling-, ness to bless, but because of our !n Ability to recelvo and npproprlato hla' blessings. This old world Is big with! blessings to him who has tho eyes to soo them. Thousands Bland boforo tho most beautiful landscapes and see nothing but hills and valleys. To tho singing of tho birds nnd tho beauties: of naturo they aro deaf, and blind,' and dumb. A missionary saw African boys playing with diamonds of rarest; valuo. They were rocka and nothing, more to the boys. Beforo tho days of Franklin the air was as full of electricity as now, but our fathers went on burning candles, doprlved of tho tolophono and tho tel egraph, becauso none of them had tho eyes to seo It All of our modern, inventions woro as posslblo to our fathers as they nro to us; yet they plowed with crude instruments when thoy could havo ridden tho cultivator: thoy rodo in ox nnrts when thoy could hnvo ridden on tho lightning express. only becauso they had 410 eyes to seo theso blessings and to appropriate, them. And tho world Is big with In ventions todayy Involving groat for tunes to him who is ablo to soo them, and tho business world Is big with marvelous opportunities for thoso who have tho oyes to soo. Thus it Is clear that material blessings are limited only by mnn's ability to seo and np proprlato tcm. But material blessings nro real blessings only to thoso who havo tho oyes to see them aright. If thoy seo wealth as an opportunity to servo their follows through tho channels of legitimate buslucss or philanthropy It will bless them, but If they bco it through carnal eyes, simply an op portunity for tho gratification of the flosh. It will causo them to forgot God and brothorllncss, nnd to grow cold nnd haughty. It will load them Into a mad rush for pleasure causing thorn to commit Involuntary sulcldo, burn ing out tho candlo of life at both ends. To leave tho ordinary young man 150,000 Is equal to a through tlckot to hell. Wealth 1b a curso to tho carnally-minded. It must bo seen through spiritual oyos beforo It bo comes a real blessing. ThlB Is a glorious or horrid old world, according to ones polnt.-o! view. If his point of view Is carnal Instead of Christian, ho will com pleto this llfo In dlsnpolntmont;. bu If ho vIowb this world with tho good and not tho evil eye, ho will aso a grand old world, oven Its clouds hav ing a silver lining. Ono's point of view determines whothor children' aro a blessing or a curso. If bo has been renred to view them as an evil or misfortuno, ho will be ablo to find no plonsuro In them; but if ho sees them as God-given and a blessing, ho enn say, as did tho woman of old, "these aro my Jowols.'' Ono man says, "Isn't It a Bhamo I havo to work for a living?" Another says: "Isn't It n blessing I havo n chanco to earn living?" Somo Bay: "Isn t It a shamo that people havo to got sick?" Others, "Isn't It glorious that sick ness In only temporary and gcl health Ib the normal state." A man's point of view determines his happiness. Ho must vlow thin? , from tho spiritual rather than from tho carnal point of view to ho satis fled and happy. Thousands nro happy with Htlo and others ore miserable with much. Jesus oxplalnejl this by tho parable of tho rich fool, who thought ho had all ho needed to mako him happy becauso his barnB woro filled with plenty. And, tho fools nro not all dead yot; because there aro thousands who think that all thoy need to be happy Is a flno home, thor oughly furnished, and lots of monoy. Theso poor, unfortunnto people havo not the ability to seo that materia! possessions nover did and novor will make anyone contented nnd happy. Ho who has not learned to bo happy with Htlo would not bo happy wl.h much. This world is big with bless ings, other thnn monoy, if ono Is only ablo to see and appropriate thorn. The only plonsures which really satisfy, that glvo contentmont, pence nnd happiness, nro spiritual; and mate rial blessings nro only a curse unlosB they nro spiritually enjoyed. Thls"old world la so big with blosslngs, mate rial and spiritual, that thero Is an abundance for all. and all of Its bless-( lngs aro only limited by our ability to boo and enjoy thom aright "Thy Neighbor." "Thou Bhnlt lovo thy neighbor as thyself." We are all willing to love our neighbors. But that Is Just whore God tests us. He gives us nolghbors whom we naturally would not chooao in order to toach us to act upon tho real neighbor rule of helping the man next ub, whoever ho Is, Until we do this, our nelghborllncss Is but a sham, not tho Christian klna. J, R. Miller, D. D. Lovers of Evil. Now and thon thoro Is n man who appoars In every community, who does evil becauso ho loves evil. Ha goes about sowing tho community with misunderstandings, undermining men, poisoning mon'a thoughts, stir ting up bittorness and Bowing tares of evil on every sldo. Rov. N. D mills, Congrcgatlonallst, Brooklyn. A nt V ' . 'Kir x.; v !'