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Tt was the Ideal place for ?r summer
fcoHdn$"--Ji pleasant old farm^vl^h a red
roo?. wheiv lichens greiv in patches o!
yellow, ami the stone-crop .-Vn'd houspJ<vk
In purchc* of green; a house with
Ion.?, low rooms, furniture that shone
with beeswax and elbow-grease, and
beds whose ooar.?c, homespun sheets
*mol!ed of lavender.
There were, indeed, two lavender
bushes in ihe garden, its well as roses
ivnd s:ocks, tweet clovc-plnks and "old
mun The rnrm was siockou wun interesting
live creAtures?cows, pigs,
chtektns. turkeys and pigeons; there
wort sheep dotting the downs behind
the house, and from the front windows,
across the orchard, where the apples
were beginning <o prow hard and
round, you could fee the long, shlulug
blue line of the sea.
Ma bet llosoomroon liked the sea-line,
tind she liked the gar Jen, the orchurd,
and the rest of It?all but the turkeys.
She was a little afraid of them because
she was by profession n hiflh school
teacher, and had been taught how to
tn&nane children, but r.o: how to manuge
turkey*?an art, by the way, much
simpler. Now she had come to the farm
for her summer holidays. To be alono
was new to ber, for she was one of a
large family; and to be for weeks in
thie whole "country was new to her, too,
for she hud never before been near the
sea f?r more than a week at a time.
The down-country was to her a revelation.
She. had a big sitting room to herself,
nnd shared the simple meals of the farnvr
and his wife. The laborers and
the maids n:e at the lower end of the
lonK table. Mabel thought it such a nice
plant?-It reminded her somehow of the
feudal system. The dignified simplicity*
of farm life appealed to her. Gradually
n passion of love awoke in her for the
little, ordinary, useful everyday things
? the needful work repeated at the appropriate
hour,- the changing, magic of
AMVIK Uiiu i.v.^1. .titu nr.illlfc, TCMIUI
distances c: down and j*a. the intimate
1 ni^15-kr?
a sce:
The first pleasant (lay finds New T
Gram's tomb. It is a magnificent tho
foreground of hedge and orchard. Ai
first she read' a good deal, but gradually
more and more time was spent wltl'
Mr?. Fry. Mabe! followed her In anc
out of the dairy, to the kitchen, to feet
, the pigs. t:> tol!ect the eggs. And tht
eyes of tn~ faded, middle-aged woma:
Krtrx tender, though her words were always
the ocplanatory commonplace oi
the mournful biographical.
But one day?it was the day whe;
Miss Roscommon first churned the but
ter? Mrs. Fry sighed, and said:
"My little Alice would ha' been abou
your ace if she'd lived. I own I shoult
*ha' dearly liked to ha' taugh: her t<
It was that night that Mabel lcissec
Mrs. Fry when she said "good night,'
and almost wished, as she crept be
tween the cold, lavendered sheets tha
<?he had been born a farmer's daughter
' She had discovered her vocation, It wai
Dot teaching, as she had steadfast!:
Relieved. nor literature, as she had se
creily dreamed; her true vocation wai
the pastoral life?the hurry and bustle
the cleverness and bravery, the wis*
and the great; not to forget them?t'
honor them from afar, bu: to lake ir
further part in the strife and struggl
of strenuous life; to watch it from th
sefe haven of the little life, -the quiet
ordered, placid life of the farrr. Thl
wa* h-.r vocation?her fate was high
echoo! teaching.
When Robert Fry came hotne?the on
!y ton of his mother, the farmer's wlf
?Mabel snared in the bustle and gla<
preparation that heralded his corning
He was Ir. business in Txmdon, but it
v/ae aiming home for his holiday, hi
moth*-- caid.
"Rut he hates the business," she wen
on. "He 'a KOt a scholarship to go t
Oxford, for he's very clever, my dear
i>ui 11 was not enough to keep him then
and It was the year we did so badl
with the wheat, ho father couldn't upar
enough to let him go; *o then Hob gav
in, and he ?aid: 'All right, I'll go int
business, for I don't want to stay ;i
farming'.' Bo his uncle took hirn Into th
mantles, where he might be doing well
but J vj?h rfe'd never gone to Hchoo
I <2". then he'd abe-en content to Hta
and help hits father about the old plac
ih.v.'; longed to the Fry? no on
'tir.vv, how long. You ran aoe thei
nam'-s in the churchyard."
i'. v.ax i:; the church-yard, ;im!d th
morr-grov/n heads tonets that Miss Rob
common not only saw the nameg c
many dead and gone Fryr, but mad
the acquaintance of the newcomer. H
came to heracro*f th<- field that lay be
tr.t- houee and the church, an
:he could ?e?? hi* fair ljalr whining i
th?- i-un. He '.van tall and han?ome, uh
t bough'.
'V*Jy mother sent me to t"ll you the
t>a randy. It'a half an hour earlk
than ujiupl. Yen, I've JuhI cfJtnf dowi
! ; :i j*<serrw very beautiful, after Lor
(Jon. clovun't.Jt?"
"JtV ko beautiful," said Mabel, ''that
am h'glnnin;; to wonder how I aha
ev?-r b'* able to Jeav?* Jt."
He b??fide her for awhile, 1
f . , then h" >ald:
"You were ut flirt <?n. rnv rnr.tVw.?. ?.->
zn<:. Jjitri't you lind thin nort of thin
i . -ig" :j f:?rr th?; xtlrrlriK int'/lkctui
llf? ih'-r*;*"
Hh" laof;h'i?l a littlf.
"I 4'ju'i thin'/ v/" v/'-rf: Vrry Intelfrc
uyi- ?" r.h* b?y,u.n. ' '
"I 1i i\ y> iHUrh all I havf th\w:Q,
'r,f i'.nUj. "Jf only tny father ha<2 n<
US'-'rj v/V,< at thttt yar."
eho ??ld, "I know; It waa vci
H'fj v.;-n 1 nt.'.*f{( '1 Jn' th?- boy, f<
tLougfc ho v.'aa Ijt own uyr, he- jitj'.mt
I Plumes,
to be Infinitely young. This naive,
: plunder anxiety to let her see that he,
too, knew about the "Intellectual life,"
his respect for her as a Girton girl, and
above all a certain wistful sadness
about his blue eyes stirred her halfamuaed
sympathy. Ills presence seamed
to promise u new Interest In Hfo ut
the farm.
The promise was fulfilled. He attached
himself frankly to Miss Roscommon's
apron-strings?walked with her,
drove with her In the market cart, sat
with her under the crab-apple boughs,
and talked without ceasing. He was
well read, was acquainted with modern
as well as classic literature?he quoted
almost Incessantly. When he was not
quoting he talked of authors, of editions,
of style and of form. IIow
should she know that he had his own
dreams disguised under these quotations
from the dreams of other?. Miss
Roscommon was the first educated woman
he had ever met, and he seemed
agonlzedly anxloun to lose no chance of
showing her that he, too, had been educated.
that he was not merely the
foolish boy she might have expected to
And In the "son of the house" at a farm.
At first this sensitive, Insistent egotism
amused Miss Roscommon, then It irritated
her, and at the end of three days
she was as near hating Robert Fry ita
she hod ever been to hating any oneeven
the least-loved professor at Cambridge.
Yet, after all, It was not possible
that Robert Fry should ever be by
any one hated. She had a very manly
view of tolerance?and he a timid, appealing
manner, which, If not feminine,
was at least childlike. But quotations
got on her nerves, and the quiet charms
of her holiday was shattered. It-was on
the fourth evening that she spoke. He
had been standing beside her, looking
at the sea and suddenly broke the calm
of the great silence to quote Matthew
Arnold's lines: ^
The ?ea of fnlth ''
Was thus once at ihe full; anil round*
earth's shore
Lay likr. the folds of a great girdle
But now
"I wish you wouldn't" she Interrupted.
almost peevishly.
His blue eyes turned on her with the '
?: ^W??>^
1ALL. ; C/V 7*2.
L- MiJ20.
ork on bicycles pedaling up the Boulevard,
roughfare. and one of which New York is
: | appealing look a child's wear when one
whom it trusts speaks with sudden
i harshness.
| i "Don't look at me like that," she said.
: her patience and pretty manners giv
ins: way together under the strain of
1 that absurd appeal. "It's only that I
came Into the country to rest, and "
"I see. you don't like me to talk to
you. I am very sorry. I never meant
i to bore you. It's very good of you to
; tell me straight out." He raised his
i cap. and turned to leave her.
| t "Oh, don't!" she said again. "I am
| so sorry! I didn't mean to be ruje?
| but. don't you feel it. tco? One wants
. j to res* from literature and all that .sort
, of thing. I am sure you feel It. too. only
j you thlr.k a person from Girton wants
I this sort of entertaining. She doesn't, I
; assure you; she jus: wants to look about
, and see things happen, see how " the
^ ! flowers grow, and what the pigs eat,
k ! and how the sheep come into the field,
" j tnd wor.dtT how the chickens know
5 j when it's time to be fed."
He flood looking at her, still wistfulI
"You're r.ot angry with me, are you?"
e hp said.
p "A;njfit'. No. of course not; and you
mustn't he angry with me. It was very
Z bad-tempered of me, because I know
j'ou were only doing It to please me, but
you won't any more, will you? It's not
e "What am I to talk about, then?"
j "I have an 1doa." she ?Did. flashing a
brilliant smile at him. "Let us never
'I talk at all. unless we have something
g we very much want to say."
He smiled back at her. but his smile
t was ri little sad. Yet he accepted the
0 r.cw basis of conversation. In the llrnt
day or two '.heir talk lost In bulk, but
.' la quality h gained. Then Miss Ron-'
%! common awoko to tile fact that he was
*c talking as much as ever, and she more
,'j than ?ver before. She now - began to
0 perceive gllmjves of the real man, of
the passionat"- love of all things benue
tlful that hjd lain beneath hi.-t veneer
. of cheap culture. He talked no more of
l' literature ;ind art. Nor did lie talk of
y himself. Hut he si>. !;e of his father,
"H and the respected him. He atfoke of. his
e mother I : ;. dead ulster, and
r nomething like tenderness began to ?.>r(en
the respect. She saw how the pnsP
toral pea" - of the old place held his
. foul, and she wondered how he could
if 1 " ' .*
Til HoarsenefiBjBoro throat and constanb j
' | couirhlntr indicate thafctbohronnhlnl
! tubes are Buffering from a bad cold, !
i ; which may develop into pleurisy or
11 inflammation of tno lunjjH. Do not
| wusto health and strength by wait- I
ii j ing, but use Dr. JolmW, Bull's Cough I
Byrup ut once. TJjIh wonderful remlfJ
edy cures all throat and lung aflee- I
j tlons in an aHlonifihingly short time. !
j Curos Koarsenossand Soro Throat. j
,r j I>^r? arr i>mall nr.<l plraMiit to lakf. Doctor* |
:(i 1 iccommcud it, iricc 35 ct?, At ull
i- y ... ,,i ; i
ever have torn himself from' it to "go I
Into th6 mantles!*' To go to college, |
yea; but "Into the mantles!" But this
was one of the things of1 which he
never spoke.
Her time of holiday was nearly over
before she learned that he wrote verses.
Trembling, and yet happy, he read them
to her one golden afternoon in the orchard.
And they were good verses.
They accentuated her curiosity as to his
choice of a career. The two were now
so nearly friends that she dared to
speak her wonder.
"Why," she said, "you must love the
country In your heart, or you could
never write like this; you make dear little
pictures In your verses.. I can't,
think why you ever chose to go Into
business Instead of living here."
Ho flushed hotly, and began to pull
the dry grass from the roots of the apple
"I didn't'know," he raid. "I-had no
Idea what business meant. I thought
that In London I should have some
chance of meeting intellectual people."
"That's a hateful phrase," she said,
"Then I'll chang*-lt," ho said, and the
volco was a voice she had not heard before.
"I wanted to get to London because
I though I had no chance here of
meeting you. Oh, of course, I don't
mean Miss Mabel Roscommon; but you
don't suppose I have ever dreamed of.
a woman like you, a woman who knows
all the things I want to know, and
never had the chance to know; a woman
I could worship, as I worship you,
my scornful lady?"
, His voice was hard, defiant, and her
eyes were hard and scornful. She was
very angry.
"And so you thought you would meet
me, or my life, among the ladles whq
serve 'in the mantles.' Thank you."
"You aren't a Bnob, really," he said
quietly. "Please don't talk like one
Just to annoy me."
It was hard hitting?the gloves off on
both sides. Each drew a long breath.
The level shadows of the tree-trunks
lay thick and black across' the orchard
. "You despise me," ho said; "don't try
to make me despise you. Not that you
couhl. I know you better than you
think. How could. I know what chance
there was for me In London? I have
found you, and found you here. If I had
cone to college?If my father had hot
sown wheat that year, I should he your
social equal, and a gentleman."
"You have a good deal of faith In O*ford,"
she said with cold ma\lcq.
^ j
across to Riverside Drive, and out to
proud as it Is of Central Park.
"You'll only be sorry afterwards," he
said. "Why hit a man when he's down?
I love you from your head to your feet.
I love your voice, and your dear brown
eyes, and that smile of yours. 1 love
you, body, soul and spirit; but I am not
| worthy to tell you so. Forgive me and
forget It. It was for you I wanted to go
to college, for you I went to London. I
was a fool but It was for you, because I
have dreamed of vou all mv life. Now I
have told you. and It's all over."
"What are you going to do? Shall you
go back to London?" Her voice was
low. and not quite steady.
"No, I've had enough of that. I shall
stay here and help my father to work
the farm. Yes, I shall have books?I
know you despise them, but that's because
you have got all you want out of
j them. I shall help to farm the land,
and look after my mother, and read,
and try to forget you."
He had risen and stood looking down
at her. She rose, too. They atood locking
at each other. He was no longer a
boy In her eyes?ho was a man, und her
master. She perceived now how the affectations
that annoyed her were not
part of the man, but merely the trappings
he hail put on?foolishly, vainly
put on?to gain her approval. She
thought of hln life, alone at the farm!
she thought of her life, alone In the
crowded high-Hrhool. She rnlscd her
eyes to his, and her eyes were full ol
"Don't bo unhappy about me." he
said. "I ought never to have told you
and It Is nrit so hard, really, as If 1 had
never known you, for then I could
never have settled down here, where 1
really belong, and have done my plain
duty. I should have wandered all ovei
the world looking for you.. Now I shall
have the memory of you to keep mi
company, and I can do what I ought tr
have done long ago, anil wljut I should
j have want'Vl to do but for wanting l<
j find you. Von nre not to ho unhappy?
! I ?tm not, I am glad."
I Her tears brimmed over and fell. Thlt
J then, was thM nature he thought toe
poor to show; this the soul !?< had covj
ered up with borrowed plujnep.
; "Forgive me," he said again. '!
| ought not to have told you, but I nnver
! thought It would hurt you like this,
; Melleve me. I shall be glad all my life
j that I have known you, and all the farm
I ..M.i ?!?> fluidu iilimit will bo dear to me
forever now. You will do mo wood and
not evil, all the daya of your life."
She mad? two Hteps toward film, and
laid her arm 011 IiIk nhouldur and her
wet cheok to hln.
"I will, Clod," ?he wuld. .
The born.wed pltimen had fallen away
and there w.m nothing now between her
nrful and hK
The Weary Hoiw-HimCor.
I would not move In winter,
When-the ground In white with mow;
I would not move In MprhiKtlmc,
When tin- 'loddlnjr lllacM blow;
| I would no1 move In minwmr,
When the -turn rnvn ncoreli Hie town?
I Wlim tin* ?1 n.Mt In thick wherever
1 nil.- prop/. to wit down;
I 01). I would not move In fiutumn,
\Vh?*n tin li.avi'S betelu to fall,
t And In fart, if I could help It,
I would ik /el* move tit nil.
?Chlrnifo Nown,
TI'N thou 'and dernonn fcmiwlnp a Way
I nt nfio'ii vita|h couldn't he much worn**
than tho t.Mtur??H of Itchlnff pile*. Yet
' there'll a cut Doan'a Ointment never
| falht. 4
[ Bfnra tho /) U? Killll YOU 11)19 Mmf! B?M
"Stopping " a cough kills a St
cough appears i
^ lets thediachar
*** ^>e rU*na ?Pcrafc
j||j|[ varying succcbs u
wf&J^ [ijui Po-ru-na Medlcim
mm |ffi| book called Chro
K&F'? /wr ^ns Q 0XP
! clear and pract
Mr. W. T. Powell, Clarington, 0.,
writes the following letter:
Dr. S.J3. Hartman, Columbus, 0?
1 was taken afclc lost February w;
hood was in a tcrriblo condition?coul
lungs were badly affected, being so ti
coughed almost constantly. For two
tho cough modicines I could get hold
recommended to me. Finally I concl
half a bottle until I began to improve
ncss and tightness and my cough stop
and was entirely cured, and feci bettc
There is probably no remedy so sa
Pe-ru-na. Neither ia thcro anything i
Pe-ru-na contains no narcotic or nervi
It cures cough by curing tho meml
permanently. Catarrh may exist in
lottcrs are oh file from peoplo Pc-ru-nt
Their Character,.and the Means b]
Which They may bo Retarded.
Medical Record: In the study of llvlni
forms, from the protoza to the mam
inals, and from the protophytes to thi
seed plants, we find certain changes am
conditions characteristic of old age. Ii
the human subject the prlnclpa
changes which we note are atrophic auc
degenerative in their nature. The mua
cles and plans are the parts more eHpc
clally Involved In senile atrophy, al
though other soft parts are affected t?
some extent. There la a aimlnutloi
In size of the cellular elements, thougl
without Involving any essential chang"
In their structure. The muscular fibres
become small, and are said to take oi
| more uniformity of size, while tin
j spleen and lymphatic glands underc<
a remarkable diminution In weight an<
size, which increases as ape advances
I There Is also some shrinking In volunv
of the blandular structures of the dlges
tlve tract. Wherever fat has accumu
lated It gradually wastes away, v It I;
I said that atrophy beglnB to take'plae
I before degeneration commences. Pig
mentary and fatty Infltratlons of the el
I ementa ure common, as arc also calcare
i ous Incruntratlons. As an Instance o
I the location of this fatty degeneration
muscular fibres, both voluntary and In
voluntary, might be mentioned. It 1;
also found In blood vessels, especlall;
the terminal arteries of the brain, am
to some extent In the nerve cells and li
the parenchyma of glandular organs
Pigmentary Infiltration, It Is claimed
Is not bo frequently met with as fatt;
Infiltration. In the pineal gland, In lie
amenta, cartilages, tendons and th
walls of arteries calcareous deposits or
common. In the brain and spinal con
the neuralgia Increases until It fre
quently predominates over the nervoti
element, and there Is a tendency to th
deposition of amylaceous bodies In the?
parts. The fatty elements of the bral
are diminished, while the water an
phosphorus are Increased In quantity.
Tho h^lcht and wefght of the body o
CoHltime ol'lllue >111(1 Willi
1M?|U0 and kind rod materlala are to lx
nmonff the mont popular of mmum
fabrics for women'* wear. They are It
be hnd In nil flu? brilliant tduulen of 1 In
principal coloiH, and will be Vclf-tnni
mod or mad"' with band* of a plnli
contraKlliiK color of pique or brnld, in
they null the fancy. To Innure nullnfao
lion In the wear ??f a pique ifown, tin
fabric Hhould he thoroUKhly Hhrunk W
fore bolnjr made up. JIvea when Dili
precaution In taken, a m-cond jihrlnklnt
Ih likely to occur when the garment li
flrnt laundered. It Im therefore advlH
able to make a parmcrd of pique i
trifle larger than It would be If renders
In cloth. In the pattern of a blue ma
white continue of thin material, whlcl
la luuuud with .llarpor'n Jtu/.ar, welm
rntinel who warns us of danger.
TTV A TV I/O F* "stops" cough; sdfkv
A\ 1^1 (1 IH encocurcs condition.
JivkAii \ sjlL/ It is hard to look
upon cough as a
Cough is associated with sleepless nighta
lating- disease; yet cough is friendly. It
us of trouble. Cough stands guard at
h pipe. It is a sentinel always awake,
a cough too quickly is wrong and docs
ougli medicines nro dangerous. When
t is. the condition that must bo cured and
, Lulling the sensitiveness of tho nerves
ges of a cold into tho lungs.
es tho condition and tho cough ceases,
s dircctly to heal tho congested memt
nature. Dr." Hartraan's treatment of
liscuscs lias mado liim famous, His uni
duo to his great prescription, Fe-ru-na,
icured of any druggist. "Write to tho
a Co,, Columbus, 0., for Dr. Hartraan's
nic Catarrh. It is mailed free, and conlanatlon
of ' cough and all diseases of
embrane. The battle is half won when
o understood, and Dr. llurtman's book la
, editor and publisher "Independent,"
Ith bronchitis and catarrhal fever. My
Id neither seo nor hear scarcely?and my
,ght and sore I could hardly breathe. I
months I tried our local physicians, all
of, and many other remedies which wero
[uded to try Po-ru-niv. I had not taken
!. My lungs wero relieved of their soreiped
entirely. I used three bottles of it
r tlinu I have for years.?w. t. Powell.
fo for la grippo or so certain to euro it as
mysterious about the way it goes to work,
no of any kind. It is cutirely vegetable,
irancs. The same process cures catarrh
any organ of the body. Thousands of
ihaaoured. A book full of them sent free. |
account of ihese changes are diminished
the body, as a whole, being shorter
f and lighter, while Its Individual purta
ore also lessened in size, with the ex?
eeptlon of the heart and kidneys. The
3 heart, ns a rule, Is liypertrophled, while
" the kidneys are at least the size they
c were In middle life. Changes take place
j. in the skin, rendering it dry and wrlnk,
led, the hair becomes thin and white,
tne teem urop out ana tne Douy oenus.
1; These changes induce a general deJ
crease In vigor; the power of the muscles
Is lessened: the combustion going
on in the body is diminished, as Is
" shown shown by a decrease In the j
- amount of carbonic acid gas exhaled. |
3 The vital capacity of the lungs Is decreased,
although there is a quickening 1
of the respiratory rhythm. The pulse
* rate rises, the secretions are diminished
e nnd the quantity of urine is less. Such
3 briefly stated, are some of the* characteristics
of old age. This period of life
1 Is more liable to., certain diseases, as
a those due to arterlo-scelrosls, to certain
J forms of rheumatism, gout and so on. 1
1 What produces these changes in the
. body which drag us down to the grave?
b Is there no way to retard or prevent
- them? If we could obviate them, even
- In a measure, how great would be the
3 benefit, and with what rejoicing would
3 the earth's Inhabitants hall the dlscov
cry, especially those among us who
- have begurj to enter the shadows which
- gather about life's evening. In the
f cycle through which a portion of the
i, material world revolves?from the or
gar.Ic to the Inorganic, from the living
3 to the dead and back again to the liv/
Ing?It would appear that, aB old age
.1 approaches, the material of the animal
n body takes on more and more the nai.
ture of the inorganic, and becomes
I, more and more altln to the mineral
y world. "When on Individual starts In
- life he appears to be endowed with a
e certain power or ability to maintain his
e status in the highly organized world
d and to resist largely the tendency of his
- tissues to become in their chemical
s nature more nearly akin to the mineral
e kingdom.
e What this power consists in I do not
n know, but it seems to be greatly imd
paired by age. Now, if by Introducing
into the body certain agents which
n might render the excess of aceumulat
I 11
? I'iqiio From Harper's Ilnzai*.
b thin eostumo uppearn, this extra kIxo
r 1h allowed for. The color of the material
Is that known n? wlnterla blue. The
' skirt Is a plain circular, with a Mat
J applied clreularllounce which KlmulateH
. a redlntfote front. The llounce Is head
IMI i?) .i iiui uuiiu in wiihc 111 1111 ;i mi
llnhdicd at tins outer edge in similar
' fashion. An additional trimming of
- several rowH of white MtltoliliiK ormi,
incuts thlH edfjo of the* llouucc. The
bodice linn u tit t od and ma mod hack,
and Ik titled to t)i?f front of tho figum
by darts. Oil ouch side of tin* front
r opoilltig iff a row of crystal buttons. Tho
chemisette and collar aro of \\hlto
pique, mm nm mIho the under rovers. The
* out?'r revers aro of hide, with whltu
i stitching, and may ho mado adjustable
I or fixed, uh mny ho preferred. The
I sleeves am of thii'Provalllng rout vurli
uty, with a shaped ai)d pointed cuff,
edged with a Hut whltu band.
Ing- mineral matter more soluble, so that I
it could be more easily eliminated from 1 ,
the body, we might get rid of one ele- '
ment that contributes largely to the deterioration
and degeneration that come '
with old age. Again, all animal and
vegetable tissues, when young possess I
In a large measure this resistance toward
tho changes that take placc In I
senility. Then, why would It not be
a feasible and rational Idea- for those I
who are approaching the period of life
when senile changes begin to make i
their appearance to take as nourishment
only the tissues of young animals
and vegetables, and thereby supplement
their waning power of resistance with i
that of those organisms which contain
It in abundance? And, also, as we now
have a process of treating certain ?dlseaned
conditions of different organs of
the body with the products of the corresponding
organs of animal bodies
(and I believe with some success), why
could benefit not be derived by administering
the quintessence of the organs
of young and healthy animals to those
whose bodies are beginning to show the
effects of age, and In that way furnish
| them artificially with the power to resist
the encroachments of time? Two
or three times a year, for instance, we
might administer this treatment for a
I week or two at a time, and who can
say that" we might not retard In this
way the capture of life's citadel by the
j king of the glass and scythe?
rhc International Sunday School Lesson.
March 10, lHOt). John X : 1-10.
Christ tlic Good Shepherd.
Jesus had lately used those Indlspensables,
"light" and "water," as emblems
of His ofllce and function. lie
now employs a new figure, almost as
famlllur, for the Hebrews were always
a pastoral folk. This, with the story
of the vino and branches (chapter xv),
Issald to be the only Instance of allegory
In the New Testament.
The Jewish church had grown into a
great ecclesiastical establishment, furnishing
numerous ofllces of honor, power
and emolument. These were naturally
sought by the ambitious and held
tenaciously by the successful. One object
of this allegory Is to set forth the
character of these mercenaries. Like
thieves they have effected an entrance
in such a way that their true character
has not been discovered. But,
though they have obtained the garb of
ofllce, they do not have the following
of the true mombers. The latter, Instead
of following, tlce, and do not hear
them. The character of these false
shepherds Is further delineated. They
work havoc in the highest Interests of
men. They steul. kill, and destroy in
the realms of spiritual values. Their
purely mercenary spirit la Indicated by
the epithet "hireling." In the linal
crisis, when the very life of those men
whom they serve is at stake, they would
flv like arrant cowards. Thus, with
steady and courageous hands, Jesus
hMri thn wlrrnr hf?fnrr? thfe hlerarcllV of
His day.
On the dark background of the false
shepherd, Jesus now projects the Ideal
of th'e true. He is one who enters
upon his function In the appointed way.
The Holy Spirit (the porter) approves;
the church recognizes Him (the sheep
hear his voice). His life is spent in care
of tiie flock; he calleiti, leadeth, putteth
forth, goeth before.
Jesus makes a decided turn in the
allegory when He declares Himself to
be "ine door." Entrance to the church
is by the person and work of none other
than Christ. "There Is none other
name under heaven given among men.",
Through Him we come to salvation and
spiritual sustenance (And pasture) and
the more abundant life.
Again, there are shepherds and shepherds,
but Jesus Is pre-eminently the
Shepherd. The evidence of tills Is His
voluntary surrender of life and the reciprocal
and perfect recognition subsisting
between shepherd and sheepanalogous
to that which maintains between
Father and Son.
r many, jesus ourtu me anuu 01 Jewish
sectarianism in the generous and
courageous words: "Other sheep I have
which are not of this-fold." it was a
hint of this kind which had led these
sectarists, on a former occasion, to ask
scornfully, "Will He go and teach the
gentiles?" Alas! ho v.* they "dissolve
the pearl of charity in the acid of sect."
The "one Shepherd" exalts persons
above Institutions, when He says there
shall be "one flock," not "one fold," as
in the authorized version, which gives
precisely the opposite sense. The reference
is to the "Invisible church," made
up of the faithful of every age and land.
The Teacher's Lantern.
(1) Every one v."ho enters by this
door (Christ) is saved and becomes In
turn a minister of grace to others (a
shepherd, not the Shepherd, as in A. V.)
fhe pattern is Jesus. Every good shepherd
lives for the tlock.
(2). He who, shunning the door,
climbs up from some other quarter, by
that very act reveals hisdishonest character
and unworthy purpose.
(3) "To steal" and "to have life." The
contrast is that of the false and the
true religion. Pharlseelsm and ecclesiastlclsm
fleece and kill. They have always
done so everywhere and by whatever
name they have been known. Hut
true religion always gives the present
life a more abundant development.
"Whatever form of religion tends to deprive
mankind of its free, natural and
joyous life is anti-Christian. The constant
tendency of Christ's teaching and
Influence Is to make the whole life, social,
Intellectual, moral and spiritual,
more abundant."
(4). "Lay down life, tuke it again."
The mother lays down her life in the
birth and rearing of every child. She
takes life again In the matured manhood
and womanhood of her offspring.
The analogy maintains In the suffering
' ../ U...O VTix vnlimtnrllv
surrendered His lift-. No one took It.
Now, with joy He "aces His seed." Ills
spiritual offspring-, and prolongs Ills
days in them. the prophet Bald lie
would. (Isaiah llii.).
(5). "They understood not." How
their worship of the letter had destroyed
all commerce between their minds
and the relations which it set rorth.
(Maurice.) "The sheep did not hear
them." It is the preachers of Christ
who alone have secured the world's attention.
"And shall be safe." The
extent and assurance of this safety are
expressed in the parable. "Go in and
go out." An Hebraistic phrase to denote
the whole of life. "The hireling;"
not everyone who is hired is a. hireling,
but be who serves only for hire. "lie
gOOth before them;" Jesus tests in His
own person the experiences of His disciples.
"The other sheep also shall
hear Jesus' voice." They have ulreudy
heard fragments of Ills teaching
through their noblest fellows, but they
shall now have His doctrine entire,
"Whole Legislature Vaccinated.
LITTLE ItOCIC, Ark., March 1C,~The
members of the legislature wore panicstricken
to-day when it was announced
that physicians had diagnosed the Illness
of Senator Lanfoni an small pox.
After a half hour's debate, the houso
voted to vaccinate all the members.
IN Itt; advanced nnd chronic form' a
cold in the hend 1h known nx NannJ Catarrh,
and Is the recognized Honreo of
other dinenwH. Having stood the tout
of continued miccevftful hh^, lUly'ii
Civ am IJnlm 1h n-ro^nlzed uh a spitcUlo
for inembrnnal dlwaR^H In' tin' nn.snl
l>a?*igeN, and you mako a great mistake
In not resorting to thl? treatment In
your own caw. To to?t II a trial nl/.u
for 10 centr. i?r thv large for fiO nulla In
mailed- by I'ly'n BruthurH, fifl Warren
Htreot, Ntf\v York. Dnuarlttttt 1<? ? l? It.
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