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She lit a night light and placed it so
hat the faint gleams would be thrown
tn the bed below the pillow, as if the
nmate of the room did not like to be in
larkness, but objected to the ligal on her
Next she got into the bed and tumbled
he clothes about. After such a trying
xperience as that interview downstairs,
tny woman might be supposed to be a
omewhat restless sleeper. Then after
he most careful consideration, she made
ip a dummy figure with some clothes,
tnd placed it between the sheets, altering
t with a deft touch here and another
here, until she was satisfied.
That done, she filled the sleeves of her
lightdress and arranged them in a natral
posture?one doubled tip so that the
irm was In the light and the wrist just
tevond the circle, the other straying
arelessly over the pillow.
The head gave her the most difficulty,
iiut she had a braid of false hair. and.
oosening it, she let some of it fall down
t it bin the circle of light and arranged
lie rest in a cluster over the spot where
lie face was supposed to be.
She did all the work with the most
crupulous care, and was well satisfied
pith the result. The counterfeit was
cell enough made to deceive any one in
he excited state of mind such an enterprise
as she anticipated would provoke.
Lastly, she arranged her own place of
onceaiment?a screen at the foot of the
>ed. From here she commanded a view
f the whole room, as well as of the winlow
which opened from the balcony,
chile close to her hand was the switch
if the electric light.
She was still wearing the black dress
cliich she had adopted for her secret
novoments about the house, and now she
overed her head with a hood which was
o made that in a moment she could
over all her features, except her eyes.
She sat as still almost as a statue beind
the screen, her revolver on her lap.
istening intently for the least sound. She
it as not in the least afraid. She had
laturally very stout nerves, and her life
11 western America, and afterward in
lexico. had rendered her quite cool in
he presence of danger.
She knew that if her guess was right
nd Dorrison had planned to return to
et that dangerous evidence she might
ave to fight for her life. If he had
neant merely to steal the two cords he
tould not have gone to the trouble of
hat elaborate advertisement of his dearture
from the Towers. He wished to
stablish the proof of his absence should
nything occur that night.
Much more than theft was contemilated.
And then, suddenly, the full purport of
lis secret return flashed upon her. He
sight have a double purpose. The proof
hat she had bought both poison and the
seans of 'administering it at Gregory's
iron Id be clear enough if she were dead;
nd if both men swore that she was the
irst wife?as she had overheard Dorrison
planning?the presumption would be that
lie had bought it to murder Eva.
His visit, therefore, threatened them
oth. If he succeeded In killing her he
neant to kill Eva. It would thus be an
pen inference that Sadie had murdered
Jva and then committed suicide. Not a
ireath of suspicion would be wafted in
lis direction.
The consummate cunning of the scheme
ras worthy of the man; but if the need
rose he should pay for it with his life,
f she had to use her weapon in defense
f herself or Eva she would not hesitate
o take his life.
Instinctively her fingers tightened on
he revolver, and, as she did so, she
teard a sound- as of a boot grating on a
tray pebble?on the balcony.
She rose and pushed back her chair
ilently. and stood staring through two
ioIcs she had made In the screen?ears
nd eyes strained and every nerve at full
There was a long pause, then a slight
ound, and a man's head and shoulders
ippeared at the window.
In the Dead of Night.
The window which opened from the
Kilcony into Sadie's room was an oldasliioned
one, consisting of two large
ashes, each having a number of com aratlvely
small panes. Sadie had left the
op sash open and drawn the blind up
o the top, as if to adrrtlt the air more
This was all purposely done to make the
*ntranee into the room easy. Except at
teed, she did not wish Eva to be disurbed,
and for this reason the door of
ommunicaMon, near to which stood the
lead of the bed. was nearly closed.
The man on the balcony remained perectlv
still for some moments, peering
nto the room. Then a glance showed him
hat the window was open, and he stooped
to raise the lower sash.
Inch by inch, stealthily and almost
ioiseless!y, he worked, pausing every
line the window creaked, and only proceeding
when he had satisfied himself
hat the sound had not been heard and
10 alarm caused. The task occupied some
ninutes, and when it was completed and
le crouched to enter the room Sadie
ustled her dress and breathed the heavy
igh of a sleeper.
On the instant tlie man stopped just
vhere he crouched, and a silence like
he stillness of death followed. Then
vith another and fainter sigh she began
o breathe regularly, letting the sound
lie away gradually Into t-Hence again.
The trick was successful, and a few
noments later lie began to move slowly
tcross the floor toward the bed, cjeepng
on hands and knees. *
When two or three feet from the bed
le stopped, took something from his
ic.cket, stole noiselessly into the circle of
lim light cast by the night light and
examined it.
Sadie saw it plainly. It was a liypolermie
syringe. And for that Instant
dm saw his fare. It was Gilbert Dorrl><>n.
surely enough.
The pause was not more than a few seconds,
half a minute at most, and then
le crept to the side of the bed. She
rould hear his breathing now. and she
was conscious of a weird curiosity as to
tow lie would proceed with Ills grim task.
He had made no attempt to search for
(he cords. The reason was obvious. If
he could silence Sadie they were of no
iccount. Even if he did not secure them
hey were useless as evidence without
her testimony. He deemed It safer to
waste no time in any search, but to make
sure of her silence. So she read ids purpose.
As site had foreseen, his object was not
robbery, but murder.
How he meant to accomplish it was also
He stood up by the bed. and, holding
:lie deadly little syringe in his right hand,
he made ready to clasp his left hand
across her mouth, and so prevent "any
But the position of the sleeper's head
ipprared to perplex him. It was covered
by the tangle of the hair, and lie
began gent'y and deftly to draw it aside.
Sadie chose that moment to act.
She moved from iter hiding place,
switched on the light and covered him
witli the revolver.
"A single sound or movement other
than us I tell you and 1 shall fire," she
*aid in a low tone, tense and threatening.
He reeled back and gazed at her, openmouthed
and speechless.
"I was expecting yon. and. as you see,
un prepared. Stand back aeainst the wall
tin re." and she pointed across the room.
For an instant the thought of putting
Hi I i the hazard of a struggle with her
tossed liis mind. His life was in her'
lands in any case, and her silence was all
n all to him. He hesitated and set his
'cot for a spring.
"You'd better not," she said, calmly,
'l ading ins purpose and keeping her eyes
jn his. "i know how to use this. Go
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back!" and she made a step toward him.
Her courage beat him. Had she given a
sign of fear or even of hesitation he
would have made the effort, desperate
i though it was. But lie was afraid of her,
and he slunk back to the wall.
Sadie shut the door leading to Eva's
room, and lie heaved a sigh of reiief. He
understood the action. She did not wish
Eva to hear what was taking place, and
therefore site might be willing to let him
go and sav nothing of this visit.
His confidence began to return immediately.
and witli it the capacity to think
freely once more. He recalled iter former
condition?that everything was to be
! kept secret from Eva.
On her side, Sadie, having won the
victory, was somewhat at a loss what
use to make of it. Her real wish was
t?hat he should leave the house and continue
his journey to London; but she
had already threatened to denounce him
If he was found at Broadstone in the
morning, and he had returned in spite
of that.
"I was hesitating whether to let you
go, Mr. Dorrison, but 1 have decided
that you are too dangerous,'' she said,
firmly. "1 sriiall rouse the house, and
you must answer all the charges against
If she meant that she wouldn't stop to
tell me so, was his thought. "Very well.
I can't help myself. You have beaten
me; do as you will," he answered; and
after a pause added: ' It will be best now
to have the whole truth out."
"You admit you came here to kill me'.'"
For a second he hesitated; but. as an
admission made now to her alone could
easily be denied afterward, he made it.
"Yes; I came to get back what you
forced from me."
"And that you killed Jack Petlierby?"
She took out the two pieces of cord as
she spoke.
"You have said that before, and have
those proofs, as you deem them."
With a smile of triumph she put them
back in her pocket, as she replied: "If
you had succeeded, you would have done
the same to Eva, leaving it to be supposed
tlia^ I had done it. I know your
He showed r.o surprise at this reading
of his intentions. There was a pause
and then he said, jerking his head toward
the next room: "You do not wish her to
know that she is not my cousin's wife,
but it will have to come out some time."
He spoke now with some of his customary
"That is the one thread on which your
life hangs," declared Sadie, curtly.
"I'd rather lose it than be a pauper
with a millstone like that Llewellyn girl
round my neck. Do what you will." He
was playing on her reluctance to bring
matters to a crisis by calling up the
house. "I can put up a pretty good answer
to any charge you may make. The
thread is much thicker than you say."
"You have admitted your guilt."
"To you alone, yes. But to others, no.
Jack's death was an accident, and as for
what you think you saw, you were mistaken.
That's all. Tonight I returned
because I had forgotten some important
papers. The house was locked, and 1
thought this was my cousin's room. L
was going to wake him when you mistook
me for a burglar." He could even
laugh now as he shrugged his shoulders
with an air of indifference.
Words and manner botli angered her.
"That decides me. You shall have the
ohance to explain if you can." she said,
as she moved back to the bell. In doing
this her eyes were for a spcond off his
face, and he saw Ills charree to escape
and darted through the window. Directly
afterward she heard him clamber
hastily down one of the stanchions
of the balcony and rush across the graveled
drive in headlong flight.
With something like a sigh of relief,
she closed the window. It was perhaps
the best ending to the incident, after all.
she reflected. She could still bring both
charges against him in case of heed, and
it would strengthen her case t?hat, just
as she had threatened to denounce him,
he had fled. That she did not at once
rouse the house after his flight would he
quite plausibly and rationally explained
by her reluctance to take any steps
which would disturb Eva.
Shp Rfjtrrplv rlns?d flip window
before she was conscious of a strange
feeling of weakness, and had to slip
into the nearest chair and rest while
she steadied her nerves. She had gone
through the ordeal of the encounter with
Dorrison without a tremor; she knew
that if he had forced her she would have
shot him without a qualm of hesitation,
and her nerves had been as steady as
But now that the tension was relaxed
?he began to tremble like a seayed child.
In a flash she seemed to realize, with
vivid and alarming distinctness, the
danger through which she had passed.
She had been as close to death ance
before?when her husband had made that
dastardly attempt years ago out in
Helena. But she had not known of her
danger until it was all past, and she had
not had to tight for her life as Dorrison
had forced her to fight.
A cold chill seized upon her till she
shivered and her teeth chattered; every
vein seemed a channel of ice, while the
perspiration stood thick on her forehead.
She tried to rise, and her knees
shook under her so that she could not
stand, and she sat gripping the arms
of the chair, confused and half dizzy, in
sudden, almost paralyzing faintness.
"I am going to faint," she thought,
and then an Irresistible inclination to
laugh seized her, and she began to giggle
vacuously and stupidly, she did not know
at what.
(To be continued tomorrow.)
Warren E. Hill of Continental Iron
Works Dead.
NEW YORK, December 9.?Warren
Eden Hill, president of the Continental
Iron Works in Brooklyn, died yesterday
in his apartments in the Hotel Florence,
18th street and 4th avenue, of heart disease,
for which he had been under treatment
for some time.
Mr. Hill was born in New York seventyfour
years- ago, and studied law in the
office of A. Oakiey Hall, once mayor of
New York. He soon abandoned this pursuit,
however, to take up designing and
engineering, and in 1852 became associated
with the Alluire Iron Works in Newark,
where he remained about six years.
From 1858 to 18*12 he was superintendent
of the installation of the Detroit water
works. Then he returned to the east and
attached himself to the Continental Iron
Works In Brooklyn.
Mr. Hill's chief distinction, perhaps, was
that he designed the machinery and engines
of the Monitor, the first of the ironclads,
which sank the Merriinac in
Hampton roads in one of the most historic
combats of the war of the rebellion.
He was made vice president of the Continental
company in 1SK8. and last year
he became president and held that office
at the time of his death. He was a member
of various scientific and social organizations
in Brooklyn. A widow and
two daughters survive.
Killed Himself While Alone at Home
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. December 9Harlan
T. Marshall, state manager for ?
typewriter company, killed himself whii<
alone at his home in Leslie avenue, Irvington.
He hanged himself to the banister
of a stairway. Mr. Marshall was
prominent in church affairs in Irvington
Apparently his business affairs were ir
pplendid condition. The only theory thai
has been advanced as a reason for suicide
is failing health.
Insurance Men Will Oppose.
RICHMOND. Va? December 9.?Fire Insurance
companies doing business in Virginia
will fight the legality of the act of
the Virginia legislature imposing upon
them a tax of 1 per cent of the premiums
collected in the state for the benefit of the
Firemen's Relief Association.
I Prof. David Swing, Who Wa
Charged With Heresy.
Dr. F. L. Patton's Attacks Wer
Never Sustained.
Doubted Dogmas, But Loved Hi
Fellow-Man?Founded a Church
on Noble Principles.
Special Correspondence of The Star and tl
Chicago Record-Herald.
NEW YORK. December 8. 1908.
It is fourteen years since Prof. Davi
Swing was translated from Ids lovel
home on the Lake Shore drive, Chlcagi
to Emanuel's land?that beautiful cour
try. full of the songs of birds and' til
fragrance of flowers, that he often pi<
tured in exquisite colors from his pulp
and in his poems. And yet no one ha
ever attempted his biography until nov
The list of publications that refer to hi
words and teachings cover a page and
half, and his biography might consist a
most entirely of quotations from his lip:
It is very unusual for a man of Ids abi
ity and influence to spend such an ur
eventful life, bnt his sixty-four years ?
love and faith and happiness were sddOi
disturbed. He took little part in th
world's activity, and it has remained fc
one of his disciples. Rev. Joseph Newto
of Cedar Rapids. Iowa, : o gather the fe
facts in his history, which will be pr?
sented to the ymblic in an attractive vo
ume during the next few weeks.
A Great, Simple, Tender Man.
-as me auinor says, awing rises up a
one of the great, simple, tender men c
his age, altogether worthy of our lastin
and grateful remembrance. He was pei
haps the most distinguished (and M
Newton might have said one of the moi
modest) ministers of his day, in the sens
that he was set apart from others by sue
marked traits of mind, as well as by th
methods of his ministry. He was
teacher so unique as to be exceptional 1
any day, and his historic ministry 1
Mjuslc Hall, Chicago, is one of the bet
traditions of the pulpit."
And it is equally true that In the pagf
of his printed sermons we have a body c
writing unlike anything else in the liters
ture of the pulpit. He lacked every grac
of elocution, yet produced such effecl
upon his congregation as only gret
orators like Henry Ward Beecher an
Phillips Brooks produced. His deliver
was awkward, and his utterances wei
monotonous, although his voice was swei
and musical. To one who had never hear
him before the tirst flve minutes of h
sermon were a painful disappointmen
because it required a practiced ear to ur
derstand him. but the current of syn
pathy was soon established, and then r
human speech was ever more effective.
It is Impossible to describe the inflt
ence of his subdued strength, his gentl
sympathy and the appealing grace of ths
wonderful man. As Mr. Newman say
"the charm of his nature was a blende
composure of gentleness1 and benignity. 1
the great temple of religion his vocatio
was the ministry of beauty, culture an
charity. His character, his personam;
the cast of his mind, the quality of h
life and the flowing robes with which 1
invested the truth aa he saw it, gave hii
his sway over men "
i Inherited His Mather's Qualities.
The first chapter gives the story <
the boy, David Swing, who was born in
i two-story brick house at the foot of Kli
street, Cincinnati, in 1830. His father. <
German ancestry, who originally spelle
his name Schwing. was pilot of a stean
boat on the Mississippi; his mother, Kei
enda Gazley. was a woman of rare gra<
of mind and piety of heart. Her brotln
was a leader and orator of ability an
, was the tirst representative in Congres
for the district of Cincinnati, having d<
feated William Henry Harrison in a rat
for that honor. Kerenda Swing b<
queathed to her son the serene tempe
the quiet humor, the fine common sens
the poetic taste and the refinement of ns
ture that he possessed to such a remarl
able degree. From his father he inheritc
his sterling honesty and moral courage.
The father died when the son was on]
two years old. and ids mother remarrie
James Hageman. a blacksmith, of Rea<
ing. Ohio, who shortly after removed 1
Williamsburg, Clermont county, and thei
David Swing spent his boyhood in poi
erty and primitive surroundings. " Tt
family wore homespun, ate plain fare an
worked hard. Their life was simple wit
1 austerity, but rich in faith, in morals an
in the essence of things that were reu
Swing himself expressed it "In the mus
of holy voices and the ministry of lovin
' hands."
Loved the Best Literature.
Swing's love of reading and his poet
instincts were early developed. His boi
Ish writings in verse and prose, often <
: a humorous sort, were read before tt
village literary society, and gave him
i local fame. By nature deeply religiou
he was converted in the good old fas!
ioned way at a Methodist revival meetin
when he wws fifteen years old, but tii
gentler instincts of his nature rebelle
I immediately against the eccentric. do>
matic and intolerant doctrines that wei
believed and taught in the community i
which he lived. The Rev. L.udwi
Gaines, a man of bright culture and
born teacher, discovered, behind Swing
shyness, a fine mind, the Instincts of
student, rare literary taste add an eagei
ness for knowledge, and opened the wa
for him to obtain a liberal education. K
was familiar with the best literature c
the past?Addison's "Spectator," Sper
cer's "Faerie Queen," Hume's "Histor
of England," Cowper's poems. Scott
novels and other standard works, as we
as "Pilgrim's Progress," Fox's "Book <
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Martyrs," and the Bible, which lie knew
as few people know it.
When Swing was eighteen, he entered
Miami University, and graduated in the
LS class of 1ST>2 with Whitelaw Reid, Calvin
>f S. Brice and Benjamin Harrison as his
g classmates. Swing once wrote an amusr_
ing actount of Harrison s college experience,
and Harrison responded with his
1 recollections of Swing, which were equally
5t amusing.
h Had Doubts About Dogmas.
ie Swing studied theology with Dr. M. L.
a Rice, pastor of the First Presbyterian
|j Church of Cincinnati but before he fin5t
ished his course was called to a professorship
at Miami with a salary of f,VH) a
!S year, but he preached occasionally in
>f the neighborhood, as he once said, "for
l" Methodists. Baptists, new and old school
e Presbyterians, and hence wrote sermons
ts that would do for any church or chapel.
lt I had my doubts about orthodoxy, but
d avoided committing myself in regard to
y dogmatic beliefs. I loved best those
'e truths which had to do with the making
of character and the conduct of life," and
d that describes his sermons from the be[s
ginning to the end.
In 18UB Mr. Abram Pence, a former pul"
pil at Miami, induced him to accept a
call to the Westminster Presbyterian
10 Church of Chicago, and lie remained in
that city twenty-eight years?the rest of
1_ his life. Two years later Westminster
'e was united to the North Church and became
the Fourth Presbyterian Church of
?j Chicago, and since then the most promlnent
Presbyterian organization on the
n North Side.
,d His Pastorate Peaceful.
I*- Mr. Newton reviews Swings peaceful
J? pastorate and his most acceptable service
m to that congregation, and leads gradually
up to his celebrated trial for heresy,
which was provoked and conducted by
Francis L. Patton, then editor of the In51
terior, the local Presbyterian organ, and
a afterward president of Princeton Univer71
sity. Mr. Newton has omitted some imjf
; portant facts of a personal character
, which had their influence upon Dr. Patton
in those days, and it Is perhaps Just
! as well that they should not be recalled.
r* ; The story, as he tells It. cannot be criti'e
: cised for partisanship or partiality. "Dr.
1 Patton was a young man and had but re'd
j centiy come to the city," he says, "and
'8 it was felt that lie was too officious and
5- pugnacious. Dr. Patton declared that.
;e holding such views as Prof. Swing defended,
a minister with the obligations
r- of the Presbyterian Church upon him
e. could not consistently continue In her
1- communion. Swing replied, in his gentle,
i- semi-humorous way, that if the church
;d could endure Dr. Patton as a theologian.
it ought to be able to put up with him as
ly a humble worker.
i- Dr. Patton's Persistent Protests.
to Patton's attacks upon the most beloved
,e ' the most popular and the most influential
! minister in Chicago, however, became so
id persistent and bitter that veteran inemh
bers of the Chicago presbytery insisted
id that, for the sake of harmony in the
1. church, his arraignment should be made
ic before the ecclesiastical authorities rather
is than the public. Patton was thus compelled
to formulate his objections to
Swing's preaching, and charges of heresy
were tiled in the spring of 1874. There
Ic were two principal charges; tlrst, that
David Swing "had not been zealous or
faithful in maintaining the truths of the
gospel, nor diligent in the exercise of the
,e duties of his office as minister"; and, seea
ond. that he "did not sincerely receive and
s. adopt the confession of faith of this
i- church, as containing the system of
S doctrine as taught in the holy scriptures."
,<i Christ's Divinity as He Saw It.
i- The specifications alleged that he denied
e the divinity of Christ, although Swing
g himself, in one of his sermons, had said:
a "If Christ be not divine, every impulse of
's the Christian world falls to a lower
a octave, and light and love and hope alike
r- decline. If he is mortal only, the human
y heart, robbed of the place where the
[e glory of the Lord was once seen without
)f clouds, is emptied. Not all of God was
l- in him. but all that was in him was
y Godlike. Heaven and earth, meeting in
s him could not but give us the Man of Sor11
row and Sympathy."
>f Swing was also accused of the awful
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offense uf having delivered a lecture for
the benefit or" a ("nltarian chapel to be
erected in memory of Mary Price <"oilier,
wife of the Rev. Laird Collier. one of
the lovlliest woman that ever lived, and a
close friend of his family. Swing alluded
io Pulton's sacrilege, as lie called
it in these lines:
'I'nnn thy grave adorned with flowers t,
Wbnfn' leaves are hursting In lb" eeraal a.r.
The stranger <-nmes and draga Inhuman fret
Across the tear* ai tl lilies mingled th'Te.
"The heart iliat tnoMera in that lowly lost
Shames the rutle mortal <>11 the clay aiave;
She followed only where tcr Savior led.
Her life uo Jarring discord. hut a love."
Presbytery Rejected Charges.
Swing was also charged with having
spoken disparagingly of the special miraculous
call of men to the Christian ministry
by saying that ministers have n?
'monopoly of calls. It would be Interesting
to know what Dr. Patton thinks on
! that subject today in the light of his
experience. Swing was also churged with
! intimating "that it would be more toler
aoie ior socrates, fiau> ana Penelope in
the day of judgment than for Catherine
II or' Russia."
It seeins almost incredible that a man
of Dr. Patton's ability should have ever
descended to such trivial and contempti'
ble accusations against a character and
i a life so pure and noble and useful as
j that of Prof. Swing. The presbytery
! promptly and indignantly rejected the
'charges, as the public h?d done almost
unanimously long before,
j The Rev. Dr. Powers, pastor of one of
1 the Episcopal churches of Chicago, said:
! "It is just as absurd tocrlticise Pi of.Swing
| for not writing In the Pattonian vein as
to. complain of a meadow lark for not
being a hand organ, or of a clear, free
! streamlet singing among ferns and
; mosses for not sounding like a coffee
1 mill."
j Some year? later: when Dr. PattoB
had modified his theological severity,
i and the PresVyterlan Church had reJ
vised its creed Prof. Swing exclaimed:
i "At last Socrates, Plato and dear
! Penelope have permission to asemble
| at the gates of heaven and listen to
some good music! Happy the man who
j revised his ereed years ago!"
! Although Swing was acquitted of
! heresy by the presbytery, Patton appealed
to the synod and renewed his
I attacks with even greater virulence,
j Swing foresaw that not only his own
; peace, but the peace of the church
i would be destroyed, and he was willing
' to make a personal sacrifice to preserve
it. Hence he resigned from the
presbytery in a letter in which he
said: "What the church needs now Is
peace; that it may think in some hours.
! and work for the Master in all hours.
! In this act I hope I do not withdraw
from the gospel mission, but only from
i a strife forced upon you and me. to
our deep regret. 'p0 terminate
relations which confer power upon
another to arraign me from time to
time on some dead dogma or other,
i upon the middle of a sentence or over
! some Sabelllan or Mohammedan word."
While Swing came out of the trial
! refined and strengthened in his faith
and love and confidence, the experience
saddened his life, and, being followed
shortly after by the death of Mrs.
Swing, a beautiful woman, an ideai
wife and sympathetic companion, he
never recovered the joyous temperament
which lightened his labors and
made him such u genial companion and
Mr. Newton describes the organization,
and gives the history of the Central
Church, which was founded for
Swing under the management of the
late George B. Carpenter, and where
from 1880 to 1?!M he stood, "serene,
radiant, modest, his character lighting
up like an altar lump the teaching of
his words, a gracious figure in the
midst of a scene of his own enchantment."
Those who had the inestimable privilege
of knowing Prof. Swing appreciate
the delicacy and are grateful for
' the loyalty and ability with which Mr.
: Newton lias performed a duty of love,
i And those who did not know the man
may get from the book a clear Idea of
I the character of one who taught with
I a heavenly light the doctrine of hroth!
erly love and obliterated all creeds In
| his comprehensive faith in the promise
| of his Redemer.
Humiliation possible to obtain,
lays men spoke their wants by
though all might, few did see it.
dium whereby yocr every want
>crr.s to rent? The Star is in
ir "Want Ad" gives you broad
i the dark?traveling in circles.
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