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CHAPTER IX. 15
The Secret of the Prison House.
It was many a month since Glynn
enjoyed such refreshing sleep as
soothed his weary brain that night.
All must turn out well, while Elsie
was the same, untouched, unchanged.
To him she seemed more charming
in her grief and terror than in the
freshness of her beauty, which first
attracted him. Though full of passion,
his love was pure and true. A
quiet home, with such a companion?
what could be a fairer lot? Would
the day ever come when she would
let him hold her to his heart, when
her soft arms would steal around his
neck, and her sweet, sad, tremulous
lips return his kisses?
He started in good time the next
day and spent a long, entrancing, disturbing
afternoon with Elsie and her
father.
With the latter "he had not much
private conversation, and in that little
Lambert told him that he had discovered
early in their renewed acquaintanceship
that Deering had
fallen in love with Elsie; that he
knew him to be a daring and unscrupulous
man, and that moreover he
had a very strong hold over Lambert
himself, which made it exceedingly
difficult to protect his daughter; and
to cut the Gordian knot he determined
to hide her.. This was so far
successful, but the conviction that
it was impossible to keep up the game
was pressing on him, and, with the
consciousness of failing health, almost
drove him mad.
"May I dine with you tete-a-tete
the day after to-morrow? I have
much to tell." This request reached
Lady Gethin one morning at breakfast
and threw her into a state of delighted
anticipation.
"You are looking a different "being,"
she said, when they had settled
into their places for a long talk after
dinner. "What have you been about?
Have you found your young woman r
Glynn looked straight at her and
to her amazement replied, "I have."
"Well, I always said you would.
Do tell me all about it."
And Glynn began at the beginning
and did tell her everything.
"This is indeed extraordinary!"
6he exclaimed with unusual gravity,
at the end of his narrative. "But,
after all, they have told you very little;
there is some ugly secret behind."
"I suspect there is," very gravely.
"Now that you have found your
fair Helen, what are you going to do
with her?" asked Lady Gethin.
"Marry her," was the unhesitating
reply.
"Good heavens, Hugh! you are not
in earnest?"
"Very much in earnest, I assure
you."
"But your future father-in-law may
be a murderer."
"But my wife is not a murderess."
"Not yet! Remember, crime is
often hereditary. Why, you will spoil
your life."
"It will be ruined without her."
"And while the noble father is
taken to Newgate, the happy pair will
start for the Continent and return in
time for the execution! I could shed
tears over you, Hugh."
"Instead of hurting your eyes, do
me a very great favor. Come with
me to-morrow, and let me introduce
you to Miss Lambert."
"I shall do nothing of the kind!
How can you expect me to encourage
yon in sach insanity?"
"Because your encouragement or
discouragement will not affect my decision.
Come and see the girl who
has drawn me to her so magnetically;
help me to save her, for as she possesses
my soul I am resolved to give
her my life.".
"I protest, Hugh, you are a lover
nmrth ViavJnf T hnnp shp values vou
as you deserve."
"I do not think she has an idea I
am a lover."
"Then you have not asked her to
marry you?" cried Lady Gethin.
"I have not ventured as yet; I
am trying to prepare the way."
"Then," said Lady Gethin, "I will
come, and you must agree to listen to
^any objections whicn may occur to
me."
"Agreed."
"When shall I go?" resumed Lady
Gethin. "I confess I am dying to see
this lady-love of y?urs, this heroine
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ill Cl DIU1 UliaUiVCU UiJDWiJ. X
go to-morrow?"
Glynn took her hand and kissed it.
"Thank you," was all he said.
"Not to-morrow," resumed Glynn,
after a pause. "I must give Lambert
'warning. I will settle with him and
,Elsie when they shall receive you.
At present I am not quite so uneasy
about them, for Deering is out of
town."
"Deering is not out of town; I saw
him at the opera last night."
"Indeed!" Then after a pause, "It
,is amazing how Lambert has escaped
[detection so far, but it is inevitable.
[Why he dread3 it, and what he is
afraid of, remains to be told."
"Hugh," said Lady Gethin, "I wish
you would give me a promise not to
declare yourself to Miss Lambert un*til
you know the whole truth."
VT^ T A J,. T mill r^/Nf rv'A/lwn
rnu, JjctUJ' UCII1UI, I Will uui j;jvtusc
myself to anything." returned Glvnn,
Smiling.
The.next day, glad of an excuse to
present himself at Garston Terrace,
Glynn was making his way toward
one of the Metropolitan stations,
when he met Deering coming to the
office.
"I wa9 going to call on you," he
said.
"Sorrj} I cannot go back-with you,"
returned GJynn, "but I have a special
engagement. You will find Mercer,
which will answer your purpose even
{better."
j "No doubt. By th * way, do you
ever hear auything of the Lambert
?! ! ! 1??Bill I
rrfj ?
_amberfc $ I J
Mystery. J I
ALEXANDER. ^Sf '
5H5ESH5H5HSHSHSZ5HS2SHS2^J t(
e
business?" looking searchingly at r
him.
"Never," said Glynn steadily. si
"And I presume you take no tl
further interest in it?"
"Are you so ignorant, then?" asked fi
Deering with a sneer. "Well, I heard
this morning from a man 1 have em- L
ployed, that those stupid Yankee de- 1;
tectives have been on a false scent al- d
together. The man they have been
following proves not to be Lambert.
But he is certain to be found." t(
"I suppose so," said Glynn, with h
such equanimity that Deering's brows li
contracted, and he nodded a hasty s
adieu. w
"1 wonder how the mistake arose,"
thought Glynn, as he strode afong; fi
"but having found it out, I fear they E
may get on the right track." d
He took a longer detour than usual li
before approaching his goal. Arrived h
there, he found Elsie waiting to see b
the doctor after his visit to her
father. g
As soon as he had gone Glynn was c
summoned io the invalid, who was .11
more than usually querulous and un- G
easy until his visitor broached the n
subject of Lady Gethin's visit. Lam- n
bert shrunk from his friend'6 propo- v
sition that he should be presented to t<
her by his real name. n
"Believe me, Lambert," said Glynn a
impressively, "it is useless to hope p
you can remain concealed much s
longer. If you would tell me all, I t
might be able to advise you; at pres- ii
ent I cannot for want of knowledge."
"Well, look here, then," said Lam-' G
bert. after a minute or two of pro- s
found thought, "you bring this lady
to us; let her see what a sweet, ele- t
gant creature my Elsie is; maybe she
will take a fancy to her. I'd like to L
see this aunt of yours, too, Glynn, h
Do you tniDK sne will come me u?.v ^
after to-morrow?" y
"Yes, I am sure she will." v
"Then bring her, in God's name," ^
ejaculated Lambert Glynn stole
quietly away to Elsie's sitting room c
downstairs. a
He found Mrs. Kellett with her. L
She was a tall, thin, dark-eyed
woman, her smile was kind, her eyes L
steady and honest.
"I find Miss Lambert by no means b
so happy as I should like to see her," b
he said at length. h
"No, sir; and I am surprised she
looks so well. Her life has been a v
very trying one for months." 1<*
"It has. I trust its trials will soon n
be over." P
"There seems little prospect of that
unless Mr. Lambert will speak." n
"As an old friend, Mrs. Kellett,
you ought to beg him to explain his tl
position, or, if the effort be too pain- b
ful for him, to let you do it for him." t!
"But I do not know the whole r
story!" said Mrs. Kellett.
"It is the strangest case I ever d
heard of," Glynn was beginning,
when Elsie returned.
"He is sleeping quite peacefully," n
she said, "and he needs rest terribly." c;
"Then I must not stay longer," h
said Mrs. Kellett, "and I dare not
come soon again. When I write it tl
will be as usual under care of your a
landlady." c
She said good-bye to Glynn. Elsie
followed her into the hall to speak tl
some last words, and then returning, fi
sat down on a low couch near the E
fire. Suddenly she said very softly, ii
as if to herself: b
"It will soon be a year sincc that
day." e
"What day?" asked Glynn. ^
"The day you came and dined with Cl
us at the Cafe de Madrid?do you re- ^
member?" f<
"It is constantly in my thoughts;
it is one of my most delightful memories!
Do you know," coming and
sitting down beside her, "that when I
lie awake at night I recall the airs
you sang that night, and hear again
your delicious tones!" ^
"We were happy then?at least I ^
was." "l
"And I was," echoed Glynn. "I
did not know how happy, until the J5
misery of losinK you taught me. Do
you know that the horror of the ^
whole thing nearly killed me? I had ,
brain fever "
"Had you!" cried Elsie, looking at
him in great, sincere surprise. "It
was very good of you to care so
much! My father never said you j'
tried to find me I" ,j.
"The lady I am going to bring here ^
the day after to-morrow will tell you
how ill I was. She is a sort of aunt N
of mine." J.,
"If she took care of you I shall like c
her," cried Elsie, with sudden 7
warmth, and stretching out her hand a
she placed it in his. h
Glynn was greatly surprised, but n
he gently retained tha hand for a i;
moment, while she went on: t;
"Is it quite safe her coming here?
Does the lady know we are hunted
fugitives?"
"She does, and I will answer for ij
her good faith." ii
"There must be some very strong i:
reason for my father's strange life!" d
and she lapsed into thought. o
The dusk of a blustering March :
evening was deepening, and Elsie was s
struck by the minute directions he ii
gave the old landlady to fasten the
shutters and lock the doors, to ad- i
mit no stranger, and put out the lights I
early.
"You are as fearful as my father," !<
she said. c
"Good-night. I suppose I must not h
come to-morrow? Well, the day after r<
I will with Lady Gethin. If you want e
r\m in onv n'av tclotrrnnll " C
Lli^ 141 I*" J ?* 1 VV.VO'M-!/..,
Glynn was surprised to find Lady E
Gethin not only ready, but in a state
of impatient expectancy when lie
leached her bouse on the day appointed.
i;
"I suppose my kinsfolk and ac- w
quaintances would consider me insane fi
if they knew f was thua encouraging
you 'td ss? wild a project/' eue said, w
"That can be of small consequence
o you."
"Hum! I shouldn't liked to be
Doked upon as an idiotic old woman,
is to you?you are past praying for."
"Not past returning thanks for, I
ope," said Glynn, as he handed her
Qto the brougham, and told the
oachman to drive to Easton Square
tation. Arrived there, Lady Gethin
aid she would not require the cariage
again, as Mr. Glynn would see
er home; and as soon as they |
eached the arrival platform they
ook a cab and drove to within an
asy walking distance of Garston Terace.
"I never was so far north before,"
aid Lady Gethin. "How long has
bis poor girl been shut up here?"
"She has been secluded altogether
or nearly nine or ten months."
"Nice old woman," ejaculated
,ady Gethin, as Mrs. Ritson, the
indlady, opened the door and
ropped a courtesy.
"Walk in, please," she said.
Lady Gethin immediately took a
Dur of inspection. "I don't know
ow it is, but this doesn't look quite
ke a lodging," she said, sitting down
uddenly. "I don't think that old
roman furnished this."
"I suspect you are on the lookout
?r mysteries," Glynn began, when
ilsie came in, dressed in her orinary
costume of black, with a nice
ittle scarf of fine creamy lace round ;
er throat, and a bunch of daffodils >
eside It.
The excitement of seeing a straner
had brought a little color to her
heek, and as she stood still for a
aoment of graceful hesitation,
rlynn's heart throbbed with tenderess
and pride, and he thought it
lust puzzle Lady Gethin to find fault
rith so fair a creature. He turned
o read her opinion in her counteance.
She was gazing at Elsie with
curious expression of startled surrise,
almost of recognition, and
eemed too absorbed to remember
he ordinary observances of a first
ntroduction.
??t KwAiifvVtf rv?\r q nnf T.oHv
1 liavc uiuugui, Uij uuuvi
lethin, to see you, Miss Lambert,"
aid Glynn.
"She is very kind to come," reurned
Elsie.
"And I am very glad I came," said
.ady Gethin, rising and holding out
er hand, gravely but cordially. "Mr.
Ilynn's interest in your father and
ourself' has induced me to offer a
isit, even though not quite sure it
rill be acceptable."
"Oh, yes! it is most acceptable,"
ried Elsie, her eyes filling with tears,
nd feeling 6tangely fascinated by
.ady Gethin's gaze.
"I am pleased to think so," said
,ady Gethin.
"In a few minutes my father will
e ready to receive you, if you will
e so very good as to visit him?he
as been so ill."
"Yes, certainly, I want to see him
ery much. You do not look particuirly
well yourself! too much confinelent
in a sick room, I suppose." A
ause and long searching look.
"1 have gone out very little for
lonths."
"Excuse me, my dear, you will
hink me an intrusive old woman,
ut what is your name? Elsie, Elsie!
hat is quite strange to me. Do you
emember your mother at all?"
"No?that is, like a faint, far-away
ream!"
"What was her name?"
"I think I was called after her. I"
ever speak about her, for my father
annot bear it. Hi3 sorrow must
ave been great."
"I suppose so?I suppose so,"
lioughtfully. "You will forgive my
bruptness, I am not asking from idle
uriosity."
"I have nothing to forgive." Here
tie tinkle of a bell was heard. "My
ither is ready; will you come?" said
,'lsie, rising. She conducted them
ito the drawing room, where Lamert
sat in his easy chair.
Lady Gethin's quick eye noted evrything.
Lambert brightened a litle
as he thanked her with simple
Durtesy for her visit. Glynn saw
bat she scrutinized him with pro5und
attention.
Glynn himself had various matters
d speak of with Elsie.
To be Continued.
Buffalo Herds.
"There are, all told, not more than
" nn romnintrnr In thp United
|
tales and Canada," said Mr. J. C.
ones, of Grand Canyon, Ariz. Mr.
ones has for years borne the sobriuet
of "Buffalo Jones" because of
is efforts to perpetuate the bison
reed. He is 'also distinguished for
is successful experiments in crossing
lie buffalo with the domestic cattle,
roaucing a hybrid animal to which
e has given the name of "catalo."
The largest herd of buffalo remain~ig,"
said he, "is owned by the Flattail
Indiansof Montana?about 400.
'he second largest is the Austin Corin
estate in New Hampshire. Next
omes the herd of Scotty Phillips in
iorth Dakota, and there is also a
air heid on the big ranch of Mr.
I J.. X ~ rPswA*. DnnKon/ltA
lUUUiiigilk ill luc luu i auuauuic,
'he catalo, a cross between the bison
nil common cattle, is an animal that
as the traits of both progenitors?
ot so wild and hard to manage as
he buffalo, and yet a good bit shyer
ban its dam."?Washington Herald.
A Friendly xiobin.
A correspondent relates the followig
incident as having happened to
inself near North Berwick on the
ist day of the old year: "When
living home in my sleigh I stopped
0 speak to some friends, when a
r?liin came and perched on the whip
It i f, which my coachman was hold.;n
a planting position not more
'i foot or two from my face. Rob*
looking earnestly at me with
ndy black eyes with the most
confidence for nearly half a
'.iiiiilp, and did not mind the talking
1 the holding out of my, alas, empty
ands. All birds, and especially the
obin, are very fearless in this weath
? x ? /*!%
r, oul l never met ueiure wim au^u
ompletc fearlessness of man."?
Idinburgh Scotsman.
Woman's Work in Missouri.
The Pleasant Hope Eclipse, in tell13
of a man who chopped his foot
jiile splitting wood, broke a record
r>r failing to add that "that was
'hat he got for doing a woman's
ork,"?Ka??R5 City Star.*" '
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:Household Matters.:1
Chestnut Stuffing.
It is time to begin to think of .
nVioofnf nfnfflnera Hna ^AncaVoonor I
makes a chestnut puree for the stuffing,
seasons ad^s a little butter
and thickens it with eggs and bread
crumbs. Chestnuts removed before
they have been overcooked are cut
into dice and stirred into the staffing.
Pumpkin Pie.
When pumpkins are cheap and eggs
are dear, the housewife wonders
whether it is economy to waste the
pumpkin or invest in thirty-cent
eggs. But, instead of following the
usual rule of two eggs to a pie, let
her stir into the pumpkin finely
rolled cracker-crumbs, one rounded
tablespoonful to a pie. If this is
done, three eggs well beaten will
be sufficient for three pies, as the
crackers help to thicken without making
the pumpkin heavy or soggy. In
fact, the pies seem more nutritious
and digestible because of them.?
New Idea.
Cold Plates Spoil Meat.
"We never find," said a man who
travels much, "many cold plates. Lots
of people seem to regard hot plates
as a superfluity, or even as an affectation
of style that is not te be encouraged,
and so give you cold plates
to eat not iooa xrom, inus reany i
spoiling many a good meal. *
"I ate dinner yesterday at a place ]
where the food is excellent and admirably
cooked, where everything
they give you is good and appetizing
and ample in supply, but where the
Joy of the meal was marred by cold
plates.
"Just why they give you cold
plates at this place I don't know, but
It is simply the survival of an ancient
custom, I guess.
"For hot plates are a modern custom.
Formerly people got along very
well without them; but it is different
now, when it is so easy to provide
them. And yet they are by no means,
even to-day, everywhere to be found."
?New York Journal.
Split Pea Soup.
For this you can use either the
green or yellow split peas. Pick over
carefully, removing all imperfect
ones, wash thoroughly; cover with
cold water and soak over night. In
the morning pour off the water in
which they were soaked and put into
the soup kettle, allowing for two
cups of the peas four quarts of cold
water, a half pound fat salt pork cut
in small pieces, and if you happen to
have it, a ham bone or bit of bacon.
Cover closely and let simmer on the
back of the range for five or six
hours, taking care that it does not
scorch. About an hour before serving
add two medium sized onions,
chopped, two stalks of celery and a
sprig of parsley. At the end of an
hour, strain through a coarse sieve
and return to the stock pot the soup,
which will be smooth and creamy.
Season to taste with salt and pepper,
add a pint of hot milk or not, as preferred,
and if liked quite thick, beat
in a tablespoonful flour stirred
smooth with a tablespoonful of butter.
Cook ten minutes longer and
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Home Magazine.
Laundry Hints.
Iodine Spots.?Wash with alcohol,
then rinse in soapy water.
Chocolate and Cocoa Stains.?
Wash with soap in tepid water.
Scorch Staivs.?Wet the scorched
place, rub with soap and bleach in
the sun.
Blood Stains.?Soak in cold salt
water with plenty of good soap;
afterward boil.
Grass Stains.?Saturate the spot
thoroughly with kerosene and wash
In warm water.
, Mildew Spots.?Soak in a weak solution
of chloride of lime for several
hours. Rinse in cold water.
Ink Stains.?Saak in sour milk. If
l dark stain remains, rinse in a weak
jolution of chloride of lime.
Iron Rust Spots.?Soak thoroughly
with lemon juice, sprinkle with salt
and bleach for several hours in'the
sun.
Sewing Machine Oil Stains.?Rub
vith lard. Let stand for severLl
lours, then wash with cold water and
ioap.
Vaseline Stains.?Saturate the spot
with ether. Place a cup over it to
prevent evaporation. Use the ether
with great care.
Grease Spots.?Hot water aDd soap
generally remove these, but if fixed
by Ions standing, use ether, chloroform
or naphtha. All three of these
must be used away from the fire or
artificial light.
Varnish nnd Paint Stains.?If the
stain is on a coarse fabric, dissolve
by saturating it with turpentine. Use
alcohol if on a fine fabric. Sponge
with chloroform, if a dark ring is left
by the turpentine.
Hot. Tea and Coffee Stains.?Soak
the stained fabric in cold water,
wring, spread out, and pour a few
drops of glycerine on each spot. Let
it stand several hours, then wash
with cold water and soap.
Pitch, Wheel Grease and Tai
Stains.?Soften the stains with lard,
then soak in turpentine. Scrape off
carefully with a knife all the loose
surface dirt. Sponge clean with turpentine,
and rub gently until dry.
Fruit Stains.?Stretch the fabric
containing the stain over the mouth
of a basin and pour boiling water on
the stain. If the stain has become
fixed, soak the article in a weak solution
of oxalic acid, or hold the spot
? *v?rv funiflo nf aulnliiir
UVC1 LUC iuuivg \J+
Silk Stockings.?Never use soap in
washing silk stockings. Brail iq
water is the proper fluid to use?foui
tablespoonfuls to a quart of water.
Rinse in several clear waters, pressins
the v-ater out, Dry stockings id the
sun.?From McCall's Magazine.
THE GREAT DESTROYER
SOME STARTLING FACTS A ROUT
THE VICE OP INTEMPERANCE.J
*" % . * ?
The Nation's Drink Bill?Consnmp
tion of Alcoholic Beverages In
the United States Reached High- .
Water Mark Last Year.
An editorial oil "The Nation's
jdrink Bill," ifl th6 current number of
the American Grocer, sayB the consumption
of alcoholic beverages in
the United States reached high water
mark last year, amounting to over
1,800,000,000 gallons, or about twenty-two
gallons for each person, including
the babies. The consumption
of beer alone was nearly 1,700,000,000
gallons, or twenty gallons per
capita.
"Ab all of the population are not
users of beer," says the editorial, "it
is probable that those who consume
malt liquor each use every year from
^ 4-^ 1AA /rollnna ??
DC veill)"u VD IU 1 VV 5cuiuuo,
The cost to the people of the beverages
used is said to have been i
$1,667,038,610 last year. Commenting
on the cost the editorial says:
"The country was amazed when the ;
the Plfty-eighth Congress appro- j
prlated nearly one billion dollars for
the various branches of the United i
States Government, while the people ,
do not wince at spending near one
and one-half billion dollars every
year for alcoholic beverages. *
"That sum is one-fifth the total
value of all of the farm products of
the nation, estimated by Secretary .of
Agriculture Wilson at$7,000,000,000.
"The nation's liquor bill is $1,450,000,000;
its corn crop of 3.000,000,000
bushels is valued at $1,167,000,000.
"The liquor bill is double the value
of the wheat crop, more than twice
the value of the yield of cotton, or
more than the combined value of all
the wheat and cotton grown in the
United States.
"The liquor bill is two and one-half
times greater than the value of the
hay crop."
Regarding the steady increase in
the consumption of alcoholic beverages
in this country in recent years
the writer of the editorial asks:
"Is tills gain in me use 01 aicououc
stimulants due to a stronger national
appetite for strong drink, or does the
absorption of 1,000,000 foreigners
into the population every year tend
to enhance the demand for spirituous
liquors?
"And might not we ask if the in- 1
creasing agitation on the lines of socialism,
anarchy and labor disputes
be not In a measure due to the character
of the nation's beverages?"?
New York Tribune.
. 1
Irish Anti-Treating Crusade.
The well known Irish writer, Seumas
Mac Manus, in the North American
Review for August 16, describes
the origin and aims of the Young Ireland
party which has recently come
Into notice under the name of "Sinn
Fein." For several years patriots all
over the country have been quietly
endeavoring, in various ways, to promote
the national welfare?some trying
to stem the tide of emigration,
some reviving industries, some stimulating
the study of the Gaelic language,
etc. One important reform
the Sinn Fein seems to have effected.
Mr. Mac Manus says:
"Still another practical work that
Young Ireland is and has been successfully
performing is the eradication
of the drink evil. Though, as
shown by statistics, and despite popular
tradition, an Irishman drinks
less than either the Englishman or
the Scotchman, the Young Ireland
party are determined that, in the future,
the Irishman's annual drink bill
will not bear comparison with that of
Englishman, or Scotchman, or
Frenchman, or American. They hope
by taking hold of the rising generation
and enlisting them in an antidrink
crusade, entirely to eradicate
the drink habit here. The workers
in +Vio no-or movement are almost en- I
tij-ely non-drinkers; thousands of
them have come to consider it disgraceful
to enter a public house. Recognizing,
too, that the treating habit
in Ireland was responsible for far
more drinking, and even drunkenness,
than was love of drink itself,
they adopted an anti-treating pledge,
a pledge forbidding a man either to
take a treat or give a treat, and have
carried on, throughout the country,
an anti-treating crusade, till now
there are hundreds of thousands of
people" in Ireland pledged against
tre.ating, which, it is confidently believed,
will fast fall into disrepute
and disuse. The anti-drinking portion
of the new party's program cuts
two ways; not only must it uplift the
country morally and materially, but
it may deprive England of a flve-million-pound
drink revenue, which has
been annually going ipto the imperial
exchequer from Ireland."
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At Work in Chicago.
A petition to force a vote on the
saloon question under the public policy
act is being circulated by the prohibition
committee of Chicago. It
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asks tnai tne legislature suuiuk w
electors an amendment to the constitution
of Illinois, prohibiting the
manufacture, sale, importation and
exportation of alcoholic liquors for
beverage purposes.
Will Improve Farm Labor.
T. G. Hudson, Commissioner of
Agriculture of Georgia, recently gave
it as his opinion that the enforcement
of the prohibition law in that State
would work a marked improvement
in farm labor, of which whisky has
proven one of the worst of curses in
producing poverty, shiftlessness and
crime.
Temperance Notes.
A voter who consents to a saloon
consents to all that naturally flows
from it.
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property of brewers accused of vio- i
lating the prohibition laws of Kansas I
has been confiscated by the State. I
Objection to the open saloon is I
widespread. More than one-third of
the population of the country is living
under some form of prohibition,
accordiug to a statement recently issued
by the temperance people. '
Mr. Sunday, the famous evangelist,
who was onco catcher on a noted
baseball club, says that more than
half of his famous club are dead, and
that they did not live out half their
days because they drank and were
dissipated. This is not the only baseball
club that has had such a history.
Archbishop Ireland estimates that
the amount paid into each saloon inthe
United States for drink would
average $15 a day; multiply this by
250,000, the number of saloons, and
we have a total of $2,750,000 a day.
Again multiply by 365 days in the
year, and we have $1,208,750,000 as
the United States drink bill for ono \
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INTERNATIONAL LESSON COM-:
MENTS FOR DEC. 8 BY THE
REV. I. W. HENDERSON- / '
Subject: Ruth's Wi6e Choice, Rati*
1:14-22 ? Golden Text, Ruth
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CHRIST'S INVITATION. 1
0 sweetest invitation,
This sin-worn earth hatb known!
In yearning supplication
The Lord calls back His own;
From toil and grief and failure, (
From strivings all unblest?
"Come, weary, heavy-laden,
And I will give you rest."
Was ever such appealing
From such a suppliant heard?
Love, infinite, revealing
In one maiestic woid;
The mighty heart of Jesua
In tenderness expressed?
"Come unto Me, ye weary,
And I will give you rest."
Not only as a guerdon
For life-long labor done,
But in the heat and burden
This blessedness is won?
"I offer rest at noontide,
And ease when foes molest.
Come take My yoke upon you,
And 1 will give you rest.
From hopes that fail and falter
Amid the crowding years,
From-friends that change and alter,
- When pleasure disappears;
From plans and projects broken
And birthrights unpossessed?
"Come, weary, heavy-laden,
And I will give you rest."
When life's last voices calling
Are hushed at close of day,
When dews of death are falling,
And strength has gone away;
0 heir of many mansions
Made free among the blest,
"Come unto Me forever,
And I will give you rest."
-Mary Rowles Jarvis, in London Christian.
Tnrnr Yonr Facc to the Light.
BT SARA VIRGINIA DU BOIS.
I had been feeling out of tune all
day, everything had gone contrary,
and 1 sat down tired and discouraged
with my back toward the open window.
"Everything looks dark, dark
to me," I murmured aloud.
"Why don't you sit with your face
around to the light, auntie?" said
my little niece, who was an unobserved
listener.
The words of the wee maiden set
me to thinking that that was exactly
what I had not done. Indeed, In
counting over the discomforts of the
day I could see that I had persistently
turned my face in the opposite
direction and had tak&n a sort of
melancholy pleasure in the fact that
I at least had a martyr's woes, If
not a martyr's spirit.
My artless little comforter had
brought me just thg cheer I needed.
The western horizon was one flood
of golden light, and as I gazed I real'
ized how much of its glory had been
shut out to me. The sun had been
shining all day, but my mental vision
was too clouded to perceive it.
Well, if I had discomforts, certainly
they were the lot of all, and
why should I be exempt from them?
And, after all, a burden is light or
heavy according to the manner in
which we carry it. Surely my frame
of mind had not been an enviable one
and the little girl at my side was
looking pityingly at me.
"Get out on the porch, auntie, it it
lighter there," she said. Then I drew
her to me and tenderly pressed her.
"My dear little comforter," I whispered,
"may God bless you."
There is the beautiful peace of
God that widens out the souls of men
and causes them to live in perpetual
sunshine. If trials come I would
meet them bravely, remembering the
adage, "This too will pass."
Why had I not thought of it before?
Surely it was clear enough
now.?Christian Intelligencer.
A Sonl-Winner's Testimony.
So great is my conviction of the
value of personal effort, as the result
of a life-work in winning souls
that I cannot emphasize this method
too strongly. If it were revealed to
me from heaven by the archangel
Gabriel that God had given me the
certainty of ten years of life, and
that as a condition of my eternal
salvation I must win a thousand souls
to Christ in that time; and if It were
further conditioned to this end that
I might preach every day for the ten
years, but might not personally ap?
peal to the unconverted outside the
pulpit, or that I might not enter the
pulpit during those ten years but
mignt exclusively appeal to iduiviuuals,
I would not hesitate one moment
to make the choice of personal effort
as the sole means to be used in securing
the conversion of the thousand
80ulS~necessary to my own salvation.
?J. 0. Peck, D. D.
Pain and Effort.
All the great souls of history have
sweat blood in the performance of
their work. The men who have projected
mighty movements in history,
the men who fought the devils of society
and the men who lay the devils
within themselves must gird themselves
for struggles, social and personal.
All progress is through pain
and effort.?Rev. L. Hulley, Baptist,
Baltimore, Md.
The Old and Nov
We cannot revive old . . ms of
thought?the world moves on. We
cannot revive old moods ot feelinglife
is ever new. But we may reconceive
the old immutable truths which
are the structural and formative force
of character, and make life richer,
purer and stronger.?Rev. P. S. Moxom,
Congregationalism Springfield,
Mass.
Commercialism.
Commercialism is the prevailing
rice of the American people. Our
Presidential campaigns of the past
generation have been waged and won
an a simple question of trade. The
most successful thing for any party
to do is to touch the pocket nerve of
the American people.?Rev. M. C.
Peters, Baptist, Philadelphia.
What Satan Fears.
Satan fears nothing more than a
:heerful consecration.
Shot a Gigantic Moose.
The record for big moose in Canada
has been broken. Dr. L. Munro,
of Providence, arrived at Fredericton,
N. B.. from the Nepisiquit River with
+ nf o mnneo ha cVinf" ton
LUC u^au v/x u juwwkiw iiv w w.. .
ago. The antlers had a spread of
sixty-eight and one-half inches. The
bes: previous measurement vas sixty- |
seven and one-half inches.
German Dolls For America.
In the first seven months of 1907 1
Coburg and Sonneburg, Germany,
shipped to America $435,716 worth
of dolls and $245,763 -worth of porcelain.
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Head Ruth 1-4.
Leaving the Book of Judges and
opening the story of Ruth we pass
from vehement outdoor life, from
tempest and trouble Into quietjiomestic
scenes, says the Rev. R. A. Watson,
D. D. After an exhibition of
the greater movements of a people^
we are brought, as it were, to a cottage
interior in the soft light of an
autumn evening, to obscure lives
passing through the cycles of loss and
comfort, affection and sorrow. We
have seen the ebb and flow of a na- tion's
fidelity and fortune, a lew '
leaders appearing clearly on the
stage and behind them a multitude
indefinite, indiscriminate, the thousands
who form the ranks of battle
and die on the field, who sway together
from Jehovah to Baal and
back to Jehovah again. What the
Hebrews were at home, how* they .
lived in the villages of Judah or on^
the slopes of Tabor, the Narrative
has not paused to speak of with detail.
Now there is leisure after tile
strife and the historian can describe
old customs and family events, can
show us the toiling flockmasters, the
busy reapers, the women with their
cares and uncertainties, the love and.
labor of simple life. Thunderclouds
of sin and Judgment _*/e rolled over
the scene; but they have cleared
away and we see human nature in *
examples that become familiar to us, .
no longer in weird shadow or vivid
lightning flash, but as we commonly
know it, homely, erring, enduring,
imperfect, not unblest.
And Ruth?memorable 'or ever is
her decision, charming e ever the
words in which it. is expressed. "Behold,"
said Naomi, "thy sister-inlaw
is gone back unto her people,
and unto her god; return thou after
thy sister-in-law." Brit Ruth, replied,
"Tnt?oot mo nnt in laova tViAA nnd
to return from following after thee;
for whither thou goest, I will go;
and where thou lodgest, I will lodge;
thy people shall be my people, and
thy God my God; where thou diest,
will I die, and there will I he buried; ^
the Lord do so to me and more also,
If aught but death part thee and me."
Like David's lament over Jonathan
these words have sunk deep into the
human heart. As an expression of
the tenderest and most faithful
friendship they are unrivalled. The
simple dignity of the iteration in
varying phrase till the climax is
reached beyond which no promise
could ? go, the quiet fervor of the
feeling, the thought which seems to
have almost a Christian depth-^-al) '
are beautiful, pathetic, noble. Prom
this moment a charm lingers about
Ruth and she becomes dearec to ns
than any woman of whom the Hebrewrecords
tell.
Dignified and warm affection is the
Brat characteristic of Ruth, and close
beside it we find the strength of a
firm conclusion as to duty. It is
good to be capable of clear resolve, v
parting between this and that of opposing
considerations and dlfferlngclaims.
Not to rush at decisions and
act in mere wilfulness, for wilfulness
is the extreme of weakness, but
to judge soundly and on this side
or that to say: Here I see the path for
fne to follow; along this and no other
[ conclude to go. Unreason decides,
by taste, by momentary feeling often
out of mere spite or antipathy. But
the resolve of a wise, thoughtful peston,
even though it bring temporal
disadvantage, is a moral gain, a step
towards salvation. It is the exercise
of individuality of the soul.
, Life has many partings, and we?
have all had our experience of some
which without fault on either side
separate those well fitted to serve
and bless each other. Over mattersof
faith, questions of political order
and even social morality separationswill
occur. There may be no lack
of faithfulness on either side when
at a certain point widely divergent
views of duty are taken by two whohave
been friends. One standing
only a little apart from the other
sees the same light reflected from a
different facet of the crystal, streaming
out in a different direction. Asit
would be altogether a mistake te
Bay that Orpab took toe way 04
worldly selfl9hne88, Ruth only going,
in the way of duty,' so It is entirely
a mistake to accuse those who part
with us on some question of faithor
conduct and think of them ar
finalJy estranged. A little more
knowledge and we would see with;
them or they with us. Some day
they and we shall reach the trutbi
and agree in our conclusions. Separations
there must be for a time, for
as the character leanp to love or Justice,
the mind to -reasoning or emotion,
there is a difference in the vision
of the good for which a man should
strive.
Yet one difference between men
reaches to the roots of life. The company
of those who keep the straight
way and press on towards the light
have the most sorrowful recollection
of some partings. They have had tc
leave comrades and brethren behind *.
who despised the quest of holinessand
immortality, and had nothing but
mockery for the Friend and Saviour
of man. The shadows of estrangement
falling between those who are
of Christ's company are nothing
compared with the dense cloud whifb
divides them from men pledged to
what is earthly and ignoble; and sc
the reproach of sectarian division
coming from irreligious person?
needs not trouble those who have as
Christians an eternal bratherhood.
Three-Footed Bear Killed.
The famous three-footed bear
which did such damage in the vicinity
of Vanceboro, Me., last fall and
escaped the hunters bo many iimes
has been killed. His tracks wero
seen near Spendic Lake by two hunt
ers, Jed jonnson ana uuu v/ruw&ci.
They set a deadfall and got him. The
bear was one of the largest ever seen
in the vicinity and was very old. One
foot was missing: having evidently
been taken off Id a trap, but the
wound was so well healed that old
hunters say the accident must have
happened years ago. The bear has
been fired at scores of times., but always
escaped. Half a dozen scars o?
bullets wer? founrf *r? his hjd?. .
Cool Deposit on the Slope. I
A large deposit of coal In Monterey,
Cal., is about to be developed and!
the coal put upon the market in quan-{
tities sufficient to supply the entire
Pacific Slope. The property has here*
tofore been in control of men who
could not agree as to whether or npo
there was coal there. Now practical
Eastern coal men and California min-^ ^
ing and oil men have got possession
and work has already started on it. j
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