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At Abbotiford Blr.r alter set,
Hli Mo&0 bout the board.
In (My atter-dlnner ehat,
When that aa English lord; i
t . .- ... - i
"Talking of trouble, we are told
Each mortal takes hit share.
Mow, than an happy Urea, I hold.
Exempt from thought otoara." .
"Notao," Slr Viur Mi4i "no heart
That be Mi la hymsn breast,
' But bean apart, tome Inward smart)
! Born surds ol wrest.' ,' -A -
TU tenture," li ml lpM,. TU flail
' One trolj oalm and trandull mind,
i Taks that datt Mddlej Jook."
iw rr " .
By ahat4 v tlua o bWitr4. ,
Blr Waller )d Ukra dufrtk :
Called tb soar Ud bfltors tha lord,
Who, toaalaaaroB
" Ton live la )uakv good Jooh, I sea,
, WeUJad, light wark to dor1
" Oo, ay, tha mantel's gnde to ma,
' An' I aae plenty, too."
Well saM, brars Jock, and now, ono more
Of troubles know 70a aughtf"
At one his taee was "sicklied o'er"
With tha 'pale oastot thought."
" Trouble eneugh I Wha oould ha'e makf
Bs shuddered as ha spoke.
H Oo, ay, wl' fear I'm fashlt salr,
Ys'U mind the bubblyjookr
"The bobblyjook 1 What thing on earth
' May that bet" aaya my lord.
And than, amid a roar of mirth,
They see, across tha sward,
A turkey-cock of stately size.
Blow strutting Into sight
Poor Jock beholds with quailing ayes,
And quickly takes to flight.
" Aht" says Sir Walter, "it's the same
With all poor human folk ;
Our troubles differ but In name,
Each has his bubblyjock.'"
Emma Smuller Carter, In 8k Nicholas.
Being an Account of the Fall and
Vengeance of Harmachit, tbe
Royal Egyptian,
By H. Rider Haggard,
author of " King Solomon's Mines,"
"She," "Allan Quatarmain,"
Etc., Etc., Eto.
UluatraUd br KIOEOIA. aftar CATOH WOOD
VILLI and ORiriTXirHAOIir.
') I ' ' J""fSAT tame night
uieopiirs sum
moned me to ber
private chamber. I
went, and found her
much troubled in
mind; never before
bad I teen her so
deeply moved. She
was alone, and, like
eome trapped lioness,
walking to and fro
SajE across the marble floor, while
Tauf her mind, each, as clouds scud
ding o'er the sea, lor a mo
ment casting a shadow In ber deep eyes.
"80 thou art come, Earmacbis," she said,
resting for awhile, as she took my hand.
"Counsel me, for never aid 1 need counsel
more. Oh, what days have the Gods meas
ured out to me days restless as tbe ocean I
No peace have I known from childhood up,
and it seems none shall I ever know. Scarce
by a very little have I escaped thy dagger's
point, Hurmachla, when this new trouble,
I hat, like a storm, has gathered beneath the
horizon's rim, bursts sudden o'er me. Didst
mark that tigrish fop! Well should I love
to ti ap him 1 How soft he spoke 1 Ay, like
a cat he purred, and all the time he
ttretohed his claws. Didst mark the letter,
;ool It has an ugly look. I know
ihis Antony. When I was but a child bud
ding into womanhood, I saw him; but my
eyes were ever quick and I took his measure,
liulf Hcrculos and half a fool, with a dash
f goniua veining hit folly through. Easily
Uxl by those who enter at the gates of his
roluptoout sense; but if crossed, an Iron
foe. True to his friends, if, indeed, he
loves them, and oftentimes false to bis own
ntorett. Generous, hardy and in adversity
t man of virtue; in prosperity a sot and a
tlave to women. How deal with such a man,
. rrhom Fate nd Opportunity have, despite
himself, on the crest of fortune's wavet
Due day 'twill o'erwhelm him ; but till that
lay be sweeps across tbe world and laughs
It those who drown."
"Antony Is but a man," I answered, "and
1 man with many foes; and, being but a
pan, he can be o'erthrown."
' "Ay, he can be o'erthrown; but he Is one
f three, Harmachls. Now that Caasius has
tone wbore all fools go, Rome- has thrown
rut a hydra head. Crush one and another
)lsses in thy face. There's Lepldus, and
with him that young Octavianus, whose
fold eyes may yet with a smile of triumph
k on the murdered forms of empty,
rthleas Lepidus, of Antony, and of Cleo
Sutra. If I no not tn CUicla. mark thnu I
Antony will knit np a peace with these
farthlans, and taking the tales they tell of
, tie for truth and Indeed there is truth in
them will fall with all hit force on Egypt.
And bow then!"
"How then? Why, then we'll drum him
. sack to Rome."
' "Ah I Thou tayeat so, and porchanoe,
larmachls, hsd I not won that gome we
- ilayed together some twelve days gone,
bon, being Pharaoh, mlghtest well bave
one this thing, for round thy throne old
tgypt would bave gathered. But Egypt
oves not manor my Greek blood; and but
tow bave 1 acattered that great plot of
hlne, wherein half tha land was method.
VU1 these men, then, arise to succor me I
fere Egypt true to me I oould, indeed,
lold my own against all the force that Roma
nav hrlnfl ! lint Rftnt hatM ma. anil ti-ul as
Ha? be ruled by tbe Roman aa the Greek.
BtUl might I make defense hsd I tha gold,
for wim money sotoiera can oa bought
Wherewith to feed the maw of mercenary
hattle. But I have none; Ay treasuries Are
pry, and though there It wealth in the land,
ret do debts perplex me. These ware have
drought me ruin, and I know not bow to
find a talent Perehanca. Uarmarhia. Him.
who art, by hereditary right, Priest of the
Pyramids," and aha drew near and looked
ma la the eves, '(oerchanre. If lonu dnaramil.
ad tumor dot net lie, thou canst tell mi
where I can UMch tbe flpld to save thy land
, f rata rule and myself from the grasp of Am
tony I Bay, Is it sol" ' ; '
f thought awlifl drid tticiil 1 Answered ,
' And if ruoh.a 1 .-wei. true, and. U I
oould thow thee treasure ttored by tht
mighty Pharaohs of the most far-off ag
against the needt of Khem,.how can I know
that thou Wouldst Indeed make use of thai
wealth to those good ends!" 1 . .
"It there, then, a treasure!!' the asked,
curiously. "Kay, fret me not, Harmachls;
for of a truth the very name of gold at this
time of want is like the sight of water In
thedeeert" ., , i,- ! hi: 1
"I believe," Iaaid, "that there is such a
treasure, though I myself have never soen It
But thU I know, that If it stilt lie in the
place where it wot set, 'tit because to
heavy aa curia thai! rest upon, him who
wiokedly, and for selfish ends shall lay
hands thereon that none of those Pharaohs
to whom it hath been shown have dared to
touch it, whatever their need." : 1 . . '
"Bo," aha aaid, "they ware oowardly
aforetime, or elae waa their need not great
Wilt thou ahow me this treasure, then,
Bannachis!" :
. "Perchance," I answered, "I trill thow It
to thee, if It still be there, when thou hast
sworn that thou wilt use it to defend Egypt
from this Roman Antony and for the Wel
fare of her people." . : .
, "It wear It!" the laid earnestly. "Oh.1
swear by every Ood in hem that if thou
thowett me thit great treasure I will defy
Antony and aend Delllut back to Cllicia
with words more sharp than those he
brought Ay, I'll do more, Harmachit t so
toon as may be, I will take thee to husband
before all the world, and thou thyself shalt
carry out thy plana and beat tbe Roman
eaglet off."
Thus she spoke, gating at me with truth
ful, earnest eyes. I believed her, and for
the first time sinoe my fall wat for a mo
ment happy, thinking that all waa not lost
tome, and that with Cleopatra, whom I
loved thus madly, I might yet win my place
and power back.
"Swear it, Cleopatra I" I told.
"I twear, beloved! and thut I teal my
oath!" And she kissed me on the forehead.
And I, too, kissed her; and wa talked of
what we would do when we were wed, and
how we should overcome the Roman.
And thus wat I again beguiled; though
verily I believe that, had it not been for tbe
ealoui anger of Cbannlon which, as shall
be seen, waa ever urging her forward to
fresh deeda of shame Cleopatra would
bave wedded me and broken with the Ro
man. And indeed, in the issue, it bad been
better for her and Egypt .
Far into the night v sat, and I revealed
to her somewhat of that anclejt aecret of
the mighty treasure hid beneath the matt
of "Her." Thither, it waa agreed, thould
we go on the morrow, and the second night
from now attem pt its search. So, early on the
next day, a boat was secretly made ready,
tnd therein did Cleopatra enter, vailed as
tn Egyptian lady about to make a pilgrim
age to the Temple of Horemku. And I also,
Dloakcd as a pilgrim, entered with her, and
with ut ten of her most trusted torvanta
hidden at tailors. But Cbarmlon entered
not with ut. We tailed with a fair wind
from the Canopio mouth of the Rile; and
that night, pushing on with tbe moon, we
reached Sola at midnight, and there rested
for awhile. At dawn we once more
loosed our craft, and all that day sailed
twlftly till at last, at the third hour from
the sunset, we came in sight of the lights of
tbe fortress which is called Babylon. Here,
on the opposite bank of the river, we.
moored our ship tafoly in a bed of reedt.
Then, on foot and seoretly, we set forth
for the Pyramids, which were at a distance
if nigh upon fifty stadia (about six miles)
Cleopatra, I and one trusted eunuch, for the
tber servants we left with tbe boat Only
1 for Cleopatra I caught an ass that waa
wandering In a failed field, and threw a
! sloak upon it Thereon the tat, and I led the
I asa bypaths I knew, the eunuch following
' sfter us. And, within little more than
! an hour, having gained the great causeway,
we saw the mighty Pyramids towering up
J, through the moonlit air and aweingusto
; silence. On we paased, In utter silence,
; through the haunted city of the dead, for
til around ua stood the solemn tombs, till
it length we climbed the rocky hill and
itood in the deep ahadow of Khufu Kbut
I .'the tplendid Throne of Khufu).
I "Of a truth," whispered Cleopatra, aa the
gazed np the dazzling marble tlope above
ber, everywhere blazoned o'er with a mill
ion mystlo characters "of a truth, there
weregodi ruling In Ebem in those days,
tnd not men. This place it tad aa Death
ly, and as mighty and at far from man.
Here mutt we enter!"
! "Nay," 1 answered, "it Is nothere. Pass
I I led the way through a thousand tombs,
! till we stood In the thadow ef Ur (the
Qreat), and gazed at bit red, heaven
piercing mass.
"Is it here that we must enter!" she
whispered once again.
"Nay," I answered, "it Is not here. Past
And we poised on through maty more
tombs, until we stood In the shadow of
Her, and Cleopatra gazed astonished at Ita
polished beauty, which for thousands of
years had, night by night, mirrored the
moon, and at the black girdle of Ethiopian
itone that circled its base about For of
til pyramids this it the most beautiful
"It it here that we mutt enter!" ahe
I answered: "Tea, it it here."
And we passed round between tbe temple
of the worship of bit divine Majesty;
Henka-ra, tbe OslrUn, and tbe base of the
pyramid, till we came to the north aide.
Here In the center Is graved the name of
Pharaoh Henka-ra, who built the pyramid
to be bis tomb, and stored therein his
treasure against the needt of Khera.
"If the treasure stHl remains," I told to
Cleopatra, "aa in the days of my great
treat grandfather, who was priest of this
pyramid before me, it remained, 'tit hid
loep in the womb of the mast before thee,
Cleopatra; nor can It be come by without
soil and danger, and terror of the mind.
Art tbou prepared to enter! for thou thy
self must enter and judge."
"Canst thou not go with the eunuch, Har
machis, and bring the treasure forth!" ahe
said, for a little huV courage began to fail
tor. '
"Nay, O Cleopatra," I answered, "not
ven for thee anjl for the weal of Egypt
can I do this thing, for of ail alna it
would be the greatest sin. But this it it
lawful for me to do. I, at hereditary holder
pf the aecret, may, upon demand, shpw to
the ruling monarch of Kehm the place
where the treasure lies, and thow also the
warning that it written. And If, on aeeing
tnd reading, the Pharaoh do deem that the
teed of Kbem it to tore and 1 trait that it it
lawiui jor mm to crave ine curie 01 the became mechanical. Drinking tea at tha
lead and draw the treasure forth. It Is well, I nations, going to sleep at a moment's no
for on his head must rest the weight of this tlce,if there were no horses, harnessing
Iread deed. Three monarchs, to say the them at onoe if there were, and returning
recordithatl .have read, have thut dared to the deptht of our gloomy vehicle there
to enter in the fame of need. They were to lie hour after hour, day after dnv with
dl?n? S?!?B -!Q' tUt wonder; nothing to look at but the black road and
known tothe Ooda alone;, ber divine broth-, eternal pine forests, nothing to think of
r Men-Kheper-ra (Tholmea the Great) j 'lave fair. civilised Eurone.Bo far . I
and the divine Ml-amoo (Barneses II). But
if these three majesties, not one when thev
taw dared to touch, for, though sore Vieir
need, it waa not great enough to consecrate
the act Bo, fearing lest the corse showid fall
upon them, they went benot sorrowing."
A little ahe thought, till at last her eatrit
overcame her fear, .;IS,,X j 0 ,.f
' The "Upper," aow known at the Third fyra-'
"At the least I will see with mine own
eyes," she said. ;
"It is well," I answered. . Then, stones
having been piled up on a certain spot at
tbe base of the pyramid to somewhat more
than the height of a man by me and the
eunuch, who . was' with us, I climbed on'
them and tearchod for the aecret mark, no
larger than a leaf. And, with some
trouble, for the weather and the rubbing
of the sand bad worn even the Ethiopian
itone, I found it , Paving, found. it, j. In a
certain fashlonr preaaed- thereon with all
my strength. Even latter the laps of
years unnumbered the atones twung round,
ihowing a little opening through which a
man might tcarceiy creep. As it twung, a
' mighty bat, such as I bad never aeen be
fore for bigness, for hia measure was the
measure of a hawk, flew forth and for a
moment hovered over Cleopatra, and then
In circles tailed tlowly up and up till at the
last ne was lost in tne ortgnt light 01 the
moon. . .
But Cleopatra uttered a cry of terror,
, and the eunuch, who. waa watching, fell
down in fear, believing it to be the guar
dian spirit ox ua pyramid. -, And I, too,
feared, though naught I said. 'For even
now i do believe that It waa the spirit of
Henka-ra, the Osirian, who, taking on him
self the form of a bat, flew forth from his
holy House in warning.
Awhile I waltad .till the foul air thould
elear from tha passage. . Then I drew forth
tha lamps and kindled tbem, and passed
them, to toe number 01 three, into tbe en
trance of the passage. This done, I went to
the trusty eunuch, and, taking him aside,
. I twore him by tbe living spirit of Him who
sleeps at Aboulhls that those things which
be was about to see he should not ceveal.
This be swore, trembling sorely, for he
waa much afraid. Nor, Indeed, did he re
veal them.
This being done, I clambered through the
opening,' taking with me a coil of rope,
which I wound around my .vlddle, and
beckoned to Cleopatra to oomiv Making
, fast the skirt of her robe,- ahe came, and I
drew her through the opening, to that at
length tbe stood behind me in tbe passage
Which is lined with slabs of granite, After
her came tbe euuuoh, and he alto ttood in
the passage. And then, having , taken
counsel of tbe plan -of the paasaga that
L had brought ' with me, and which,
in signs that none but tbe Initiated can
read, waa oopied from those ancient Writ
ings that had come down to me through
one and forty generations of my. predeces
sors, tbe priests of this pyramid of Her, and
of the worship of the Temple of the Divine
Menka-ra, the Osirian, I led the way through
that darksome plaoa toward the utter si
lence of the tomb. Guided by the feeble
light of our lamps we passed down the stoep
incline, gasping in the heat and the thick.
stagnated air. Presently we had left tbe
region of the masonry and were slipping
down a gallery hewn in the living rock. For
twenty paces or more it ran steeply. Then
ita slope lessened, and shortly we found our-
telvet In a chamber painted while, to low
that I, being tall, had acarce room to stand,
but tn length four paces and In breadth
three, and cased throughout with sculptured
panels. Here Cleopatra aank upon the floor
and rested awhile, overcome by the beat
and the utter darkness.
"Rise," I said. "Here we must notlin
ger. or wo faint"
Bo she rose, and, passing hand in hand
through that chamber, we found ourtelvet
face to face with amlghty door of granite,
let down from the roof In grooves. And
once more I took counsel f the plan,
pressed with my foot upon a certain stone,
and waited. Then; suddenly and softly, I
know noty what means, the mighty mass
heaved itself from its bed of living rock. We
paased beneath, and found ourselves face
to face with a second door of granite. Again
I pressed on a certain spot, and' of Itself
this door swung wide, and we went
through, to find ourselves face to face with
a third door, yet more mighty than the
twain through whloh we had won our way.
Followin g the secret plan, this door I struck
with my foot upon a certain spot, and slow
ly it sank, as though at a word of magic,
till Its head wat level with tbe floor of
rock. 'We crossed and gained another
passage which, 'descending gontly for
length of fourteen paces, led us into a great
chamber paved with black marble, more
than nine cubits high, by nine cubits broad,
and thirty cubits long, In thit groat mar
ble floor wot tunk a great lorcophagut of
granite, and on ita lid were graved tbe
name and titles of tbe Queen of Henka-ra.
In this chamber, too, the air was more pure,
though by what means it came thither I
know not ,
"Is the treasure horel" gasped Cleopatra.
. "Nay," I answered;. "follow me." And
I led tbe way to a gallery, which we entered
through an opening in the floor of the great
chamber. It had been closed by a trap
door of stone, but the door was open.
Creeping along this shaft, or passago, for
some ten paces, we came at length to a
well, In depth seyn cubits. Making faal
one end of tbe rope that I had brought
about my body, and the other to a ring in
the rock, I was lowered, holding the lamp in
my band, till I ttood In the last rotting
place of the divine Henka-ra. Then the
rope was drawn up, and Cleopatra, being
made fait thereto, wat let down by the
eunuch, and I received her In my arma.
But the eunuch, aorely against hit will, for
be feared to be left alone, 1 bade wait our
return at the mouth of the shaft For it was
not lawful that be thould enter whither we
to bb coktikucd.
Vast Solitudes Whose RUUnaas BeOomes'
Almost Oppressive.
No one can thoroughly understand the
meaning of the word "monotony" who has
not visited Siberia, and traveled for hour
after hour, day after day, week after week
along Ita dark pine-girt roads. Along the
whole of tbe post road from Irkoutak dis
tances are marked by wooden posts, paint
ed black and white, placed at every vent,
while at every post station a large board
Indicates the distance from the chief town t.
My heart tank whenever I looked at these
and taw the word Petersburg with tha ap
palling number of naughta under it Tbe
few verite from station to itatlon wore bad
enough, but when it came to the tlx thousand-odd
separating us from Petersburg
one almost gave up all hope of ever seeing
Europe again. e 1 hgy, ever) eyen
In tbe depths of a Bornean forest, felt so ut
terly lonely and cut off from tbe rest of the
civilized world aa when crossing Siberia,
see Everr thlnv afttr tha 1.
- . " " 1 1 n w
j to which one felt, with a kind of gloomy
satisfaction, every Jingle of tha collar bells
wat bringing bt nearer. Even the scenery
"iu" iur ku uipas arawoackt. Tbe
Siberian foryste 'are not grand, but. the
trees have a. dwarfish ook produced by the
rounenim Blajne. j JKut a bird, not a sound, is
heard la these vast solitudes, anil h.
horses stop andthebellaaresilent the still !
ti?? beopmea almost epprenslve. From 1
PaUa to Calais by Laud, by a da WindT
Now tbe daylight Is done, and the curtains art
Brawn, ......... fc
And tho katydids sln all alone on the lawn.
And my lltilo one's tries, ss she comes at my
"Can't I play with the little black girl on the
Tho' she's dollies that cry and a dog that oaa
A Manx out Bad a full eoulDned Noah's ark.
What delighted her most, ever since sbe oould
t- erawL t c . . . I . , -
Has been what she calls the black girl on the
wail. ; : ,. - .-j,-.. 11 .:.
'Tli bedtime, and Bessie, our one little limb.
Comes bleating; "O, mamma, Tin lonely, i ami
I've no brotheri nor sisters I've no one at all
But that doar little darling black flrl on the
. wain
1 don't see ber by dsytimsO, where, dose
she go'
But at twilight ahe follows me now to and
1 ..irc . - .
Wnasyer I turn, and if t get a fall,
Why, then, down goes tbs little blsck girl en
- the waUI;--7 -
"Mamma, what does sht tat, and, 01 what
aoes sns drink.
And whit does she do all day long, do you
Now she's little like me and next minute ehe't
Bat I never ean catch that black girl on tht
.! wain- : (,.
Bo eur pet prattles on. whan she's la for a race
With her shadow. (01 Isn't life juit such a
And she danoes like mad down the fire-lighted
nail .
Asshs hunts .for the little black girl on the
Boston Globe,
Whloh Do You Think Was the
. Mors Fraotloal ?
Rev. Walter Cobbett waa called to a large
and fashionable church in Philadelphia
about tweiye years ago. Be wot a young,
sickly man, tn deadly earnott in hit work,
la fact, bit youth, pallor and fiery teal gave
a force to bit wordt which neither bis
thoughts nor character possessed; for he
was but a shallow thinker, and easily led by
strong-willed companions.
Tbe oommlttee tent by the Bittenhouse
Bquaro Presbyterian Church to And a pas
tor discovered bim by some odd chance In a
mining village near Pottstown, and were
greatly Impressed by his eloquence. - They
were all rlch.khrewd men, fond of the good
things of Hie, from music to a perfectly
cooked dinner.
"But," aaid Judge Lowe, "we don't want
a speculator or bon eitxmt, like poor old Dr.
Cray, in the pulpit again. Tbia young fol
low is godly and full of toal; a great orator.
He not only knows in what be believes, but
be will make us all believe It"
When Mr. Cobbett, with Hilly and the
baby, came up from Coal ton, Mrs. Lowe
and the other fashionable women were de
lighted with the simple, unwordly flavor of
their apeech and manner. "Bo like the
early Christians," Hiss Agnes Lowe aaid,
who was aa artist and therefore an author
ity on all early matters. They were Invited
to a round of dinners and receptions, and
than Mr. Cobbett settled down in earnest to
his work.
Young Leldy, one of hia college chums
who bod just been ordained, spent a week
with bim, and the two men together
tramped through the worst quarters of the
city, from Naudaln street to 8t Mary 'a.
They were both aympatbetlo, excitable
and unused to tbe miseries of a great city.
Tbey went from the filth and laziness of the
quarter given up to "Dagos," to the negro
slums, and from tbem to the vast mills, In
which most of tbe operatives were aaucy
girls of from twelve to twenty years old.
At night they discussed these scenes to
'Nothlog was so terrible to -me," said
Walter, "osthose wretched Italians, content
like animals to lie filthy and starving in the
tun all day."
"The mill women toetn to me the more
desperato case,'.' said James Leidy, "be
cause they bave sloughed off the brute.
They are sharp and intelligent Tbey
flaii nt out in tho evenings, each with her
beaded dress and pinchbeck jewelry, going
with 'her gent' to the quarter-dollar soci
ables or variety theaters. They come to
near to respectability and usefulness, and
yet are goiug straight to ruin I"
"My cburch must go to work at once,"
laid Mr. Cobbett
lie spoke with a certain assurance of suc
cess. Tbe membership of bis church was
so large and could number so many mill
ions) Buch a great broom would aurely
soon clean these Augean stables I
Ur. Leidy was silent for a long time. He
laid then: "Walter, I have almost deter
mined to refuse the call to Pittsburgh,
and to give myself up to work among these
people. The board will send me as a mis
sionary." "It la vory good In you, Mr. Leidy, but
it la impossible. Tbe board pays Its city
missionaries only tbe wages of a laboring
man, and you have no idea what It costs to
live here I Very different from Coalton."
"I should go down among the laboring
men and live as tbey do," said Mr.' Leidy.
"If I am to help tbem, I must be with them.
Besides, there may be a certain help to
them in aeeing how an educated man
would live on the same income aa their
"I fear you will find example a slow meant
of grace, James," aald Hr. Cobbett "If I
can interett my people, we can make a tre
mendous united assault upon tbe slums.
Working-men's clubs, industrial schools,
societies for boys, young women and moth-
era. I bave a dozen ideas."
When he was alone with bis wife he sold:
"Poor Jim 1 1 feel be will be sorely disap
pointed la that Quixotio venture. I wish he
had such enginery aa oun to bring to bear
upon the forces of evil I"
Never did two men attack tbe loroet of
evil with more earneit faith or tender pity
for Ul-doert than these two young clorgy-
moa. But their method 01 attack were
widely different
James Leldy, when appointed city mis
sionary, rented two rooms over a bakery
down in tbe Neck. One waa his sleeping
room; In the other be held tervioe, taught
school, and In the evenings welcomed the
men and boys who came there to read the
papers or to offer them advice. . He reached
tbem one by one. The baker, Qua Bchell
iog, a drunken, good-natured fellow, was
his first ally. He deplored to James the
fact that "a lot of half-grown boys was
goln' to the devil gamblln' In that neigh
borhood." and willingly want to work to en
tice them to the house that they might be
converted. A slufiDg-olub was tha bond
by which James bold them together,, It re
quired monthe.to win; lb em to decent ways
add honesty, but t, took yeara to convert
Due to a eober Ue.. During those yeara he ,
reckoned,, himself. i"the) .preeober'e right
hand man," Tbropghtie boys he laid bold
on the iitinorsi anrewa tnocuanice woe
looked uinia religion as "wiininen's busi
ness," beggars wboto only trade was trick
ery, sulnon-keepers and professional thieves.
Tho hold was often but slight, and led to
not blng. Iiu. tbe worst thief or tot usually
ha tome to L'ng for bit son, and a respect
for the man who was trying to pull the boy
up, especially when the man proved to be a
wide-awake, keen. fellow, not to be Imposed
on by them. . . , . .,
The mothers tvero more easily reached
and less eusily held. They, orlod grateful
tears when tbey met the'good minister who
had made Bam a respectable boy, or kept
Joe out of Hoyamenslng; they came to the
Wednesday evening service, and tang the
hymns with loud fervor. Sometimes James
suspected that tbey wore just aa drunken.
as slatternly and at viciont in their homes
aa before. But he bad hardened himtelf
against disappointment In -some fashion
those people gradually took him and hia
teaching Into their hornet and Uvea. They
tent for hint to marry tbem, to get them out
01 jail, to bury their dead; when the diph
theria raged in Pin Court "Parson Leidy"
was called in. before the doctor, be being
just at band, ''and such a famous nurse."'
Tom Farrel, when be was sentenced to
death, and urged tt call in a minister,
"reckoned that Leidy wat the best of the
lot;" and tbe grim Scotch weaver, Samp
son, came to him in the dead ef the night to
tell him, with stern eyes and quivering jaw,
nia suspicion that bis little Aggy waa going
to the bad. ... . -,.
"Dear,, dear! James; this Is dishearten
ing," said Mr. Cobbett, when he came
down ' to visit his old chum. "You have
been living here like a pauper for a year,
and what have you accomplished! But
three communicants I No hope yet of build
ing a ennpeu" ' .
"1 am doming hearer to them every day,"
aaid Leidy. "I make myself one with tbem.
I try to drag them up, step by step." . .
"These little individual efforts of course
suffer by comparison with great organized
work," said Hr. Cobbett, with a alight tone
of patronage. "Now, when our church be
gins her assault upon outside vioe, you will
And tbemoralatmosphere in this part of tbe
city clear up very rapidly."
'-What are your plans'"
"In the first place, organization. I have
drilled my people ready to work. Wa are
going to bave a sewing-schooL a mission
Sunday-school, an industrial school for the
boys, a worklng-man't club, a mother's 1
soclatlon, a young girls' guild for mutual
Improvement, sociotles for the promotion of
temperance and personal purity. These are
til to be tuperintended by the member! of
the church. It would gratify you, James,
to see how zealously the most fashionable
matrons and gayest girls take hold of the
Idea. Tbey are eager to begin."
"And who are the people on whom they
ire to work!"
. "Who!" Mr. Cobbett waved bit hande
widely. "Ail the tbloVes, Magdalena, dis.
charged convicts, paupers! None wilt be
turned away. Our machinery Is complete.
can not but believe, James, tbt the re
form which we shall accomplish under Ood
will bo very great"
"When do you begin, Walter!"
"As soon as our cburch building is com
pleted. It la to cost eighty thousand dol
lars." "That Is a largo sum."
"Tho lot cost us thirty thousand. But It
was a great bargain. Ij Is In the rear of tha
cburch, in the most desirable part of the
town. Wo could soil it now for double that
sum. It will be tho most complete building
for parish work in tbe country. There will
be apartments for all the schools, a library,
gymnasium, reudlng-rooms, all perfectly
equipped. We have fifty thousand sub
scribed. The remainder comes In slowly.
You do not look satisfied, James. I thought
you would rejoice In this great movement"
"How are you going to bring the thlevea
and paupers up into your great building!"
said Leidy, abruptly. "It stands In tha
most fashionable quarter. Tbey live mllea
away from it , The mountain will not go to
"We ahall aee, my dear sir," said Ur.
Cobbett, with a complacent laugh. "I
am surprised at Leidy," he told his wife,
afterwards. "lie suggested a trifling, diffi
culty aa a block to our whole work."
When Mrs. Cobbett beard what It was
she said, with an uneasy look: "I had
thought of that"
A year later Hr. Leidy dined with the
Cobbett, and went to a church meeting
afterwards. It appeared to him that the re
lations between pastor and people were
strained. Mr. Cobbett urged vehemently
tbe payment of forty thousand dollars still
due on the school building. The women of
the church bad been working energetically
to that end. They had beld fairs, straw
berry festivals and bazaru of all nations.
Tbey bad given concerts and organ recital.
They bad gone from house to house solicit
ing subscriptions.
"Ziow," said Judge Lowe, "the fact it-
that they are tired. The building wai
much more costly than was expected; the
whole energy of the church boa boon di
rected Into paying for this huge structure
and for the appliances for teaching tbe dan
gerous classes; while, aa we all know, tbe
dangerous classes do not come to be taught
Uy opinion is that we had bettor aell out the
whole concern, payoff tbe mechanics who
bave Hens on It, and give the remainder of
the money to foreign missions.
Hr. Cobbett quickly brougbtup some oth
er subject for discussion. Judge Lowe mot
bim when the conference was over, and
laughed as he saw hit pinched, anxlout face.
"I'm torry I worried you," be laid. "But
I tell you, Hr. Cobbett this fad of yours la a
dead weight The church can not carry it
We have mode a mistake somehow," he
said, turning to Hr. Leldy. "Tbe wretch
edly poor will not come to us. Thoy like the
privacy and darkness of their holes, like
rats. The classes are filled with the chil
dren of well-to-do mechanics, who can af
ford to have them taught at ordinary
schools. The ladiet collocted a number of
mill girls, who came two or three times In
fine clothes, and spent their time in staring
at the gowns and hats of their teachers. As
toon aa they had displayed tholr own fin
ery and learned tho latest spring fashions
they dropped off. I found six young ladles '
assembled to teach the sexton's daughter
yesterday. The whole thing la a failure."
When the two clergymen were back In
the study Walter turned to his friend. '
"Why should it be a failure!" he aaid.
passionately. "These people need help, and
we bave it to give. Look, for Instance, at
the thousands of deceived girls In this city.
We are told that there la no way open for
them but utter ruin or death. We open
ways for tbem. We are ready to teach them
book-keeping, china-painting, cooking to
give tbem a doton honett meant of tupport
Our ladiet drive through tbe alumt, find
those women, give them good advice, and
Invito them to come. But they will not
come." ,
Jamea Leidy aald nothing. But aa he
walked home he remembered the months In
which ho had followed poor Aggy Sampson,
trying to help her ber father's agony, her
mother's tears, tbe prayers, tho struggles,
the patience which had oeen to long un
availing to aave that oneloataouL She was
safe now, ha thanked Ood, living happily
wita tne oia people in Montana. . - -
Hr. Cobbett, meanwbtleTsat despondent
and thoughtful over hit ttudy lire.' He
oould not understand what mora than xaon
ey, a costly building and perfect appliances,
and committees of ladies resdy to give an
hour each week to the good work, was need
ed to snatch these brands from the burn
ing. Ha has not yet found aa answer to
tha problem. CongregatlonallaL
Soils and Carbuncles Cured.
For yara I bave been constantly troub
led with humors In the blood, which
caused the breaking oat of ooila and car
bunclet all over my; body, that when
bruised would make a lusting, ugly lore.
I consulted many eminent physicians and .
took a great deal of medicine mi thou t any
preceptible benefit. Nothing helped me
but Swift's Speclflc(S.S. S.) That medi
cine cured me! , I am now enjovlng ex
cellent health, and there is not a blemish
of any kind on my body. Michael
McIIale, Bulo, Nebraska.
Inherited Sorofula.
Swift'a Specific (8. 8. S.) cured my lit
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Mr. John A, Clery, sexton of Oak wood
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I wag about to become disheartened, when
a triend Induced me to try a 8. 8. After
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man, and no symptoms of the fell disease
bava ever returned"- , 1
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