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- 'MY NEIGHBOR'S EOY.
lie soemg lo be sevoral boys In ono, ' o So much Is he constantly evcrywberl , Anil the mischievous things that boy has done ' No mind can remember nor mouth de clare. Be 011a the whole of bis share of space " With bis strong, straight form and his merry face. He Is very cowardly, very brave, He Is kind and e ruel, good end bad, . A brute and a hero! Who will save The best from the worst of my neighbor's ladf The mean and the noble strive to-day , Which of the powers will have Its way? -The world Is ncodlng his strength and skill. Be will make hearts happy or make them ache. i What powor Is In him for good or 1111 Which of life's paths will his swift feet take? Will be riso and draw others up with him, Or tbe light that Is in him burn low and dlmf But what Is my neighbor's boy to me' More than a nuisance . My neighbor's boy, Though I have some fear for what he may bo, Is a source of solicitude, hope and Joy, And a constant pleasure. Because I pray That the best that is In him will rule some day. Ho passes me by with a smile and a nod. He knows I havo hope of him guesses, too, That I whlsporfils name when I ask of Ood That men may be righteous, His will to do. And I think that many would hare more Joy If they loved and prayed for a neighbor's boy. -London Christian World. (Copy righted 1891, by S. 8. Morton, and pub lished by special arrangement 1 CHAPTER XL Continued. "Some of my frienda!" thought North, In despair, as he cast another specula tive glance up and down the street "Heavens! what a situation dunned on the public highway in this belliger ent manner! How could Noll have been so negligent? But then, it's just like him 'an unpardonably careless fellow In money matters,' as Wee said. 'Some of my friends' to whom can I apply? Clipper? No, he's an editor; it would be setting aside all the traditions of the craft to assume that he has any idlo cash. Warner? I hare no means of estimating his financial basis; ho might be a millionaire or a church mouse, for anything that bis appearance indicates. Wee? It is the wildest nonsense to f.hlnlr at html fYl Tla irtj-tn la fnrAVAV frmuMincr nhniit. the nrnvi 4.lmA! T hnni-fi him saying only this morning that It was as much as he could do to keep his head above water. To be sure, it would be simply a loan, to be repaid as soon as I can receive a telegraphic check from my banker in New York; but I shall feel a little delicate about asking even that Wymer? Oe is probably putting too much into the campaign fund to have any money to spend for other purposes; and besides, ho wouldn't do mo this friendly service Well, my list of acquaintances is can vasscd, and to no purpose. In tho namo of all the unmerciful fates at once, what am I to do?" Ills despairing question was answered most unexpectedly. It had scarcely been formed in his mind when Warner appeared upon tho scene, sharp, busi-BMa-like find observant as usual. He greeted North in a cordinl way; then as he perceived Mr. Archer s aggressive olr and North s perplexity and annoyance, and recalled Mr. Wescott's reference to lifl own encounter with the old gentle man, Warner comprehended the situa tion at once. "1 say,- North," he , xclalraed, in his Impetuous way as he ( row North asido confidentially, "is old Archer pushing for that money?" North assented with an expressive shrug of his shoulders. "He'll not give me time to turn around," he continued in an undertone. "The note is overdue, I admit; but he Insists upon immcdiato payment, and I ' haven't got tho money in hand and can't gut it without considerable delay." "He won't wait?" interrogated War ner reflectively. "Not ten minutes, lie threatens to tiring suit against me if I do not satisfy his claim at once." "I say, now, that's rough! You'll have to lose it, won't you? Of course you'd have heard from Amity boforo this, if ho were ever going to answer your let ter. He has acted confoundedly mean after the handsome way you treated him when everyone else was kicking him out of the way. What's the amount, North?" i "Two hundred dollars." "That all?" "It's all, but It happens to be enough to embarrass me for the reason alrcuJy Id.J M pecineu. Warner looked rather blankly at North for an instant; then as If dis missing all idle speculation from his mind he said: ' "Now, see here; my bank is just around the corner, and all I've got to "do to make this thing straight with ol(J-. Archer is to scratch my name to a check. What d'ye say, North shall I doitr It is needless to say that North ac cepted this delicately offered assistance with a hearty: i "Thank vou. Warner! I'll make It all right with yon before night" 'Dold on a minute be back soon," were Warner's parting words as, with both arms swinging energetically and hi nose high in the air, he started around the corner at an alarming pace. "Warner is my good angel; judge, oh ye gods, how dearly I do love him!" thought North, in grateful paraphrase; then turning to his relentless creditor h added aloud: "This matter will be adjusted In a very fevV momenta. Mr. Archer." "Wall, wall, now, ehem I ain't takln' on about it Mr. North, since I . , M.I . . M I , wx you re vviuiog w acic luir an viuare," said Mr. Archer in modified .tones and with an obvious wish to 'nlte peace. "1 hope you won't take offense at what I've said, air. Bust jits is business, you know, and hu got jbo 'tended In." "And civility is civility,1' retorted North In a, mental aside, "but yon have behaved toward me like a backwoods man and a boor!" Nevertheless he smiled with superfi cial amiability and glanced nervously up the street ant wished devoutly that Warner would really hurr. "It's a fine, ba'my day, on the whole," continued old Mr. Archer, as he gazed upon the clear skies and the radiant sunlight with the condescendingly ap proving air of a competent critic giving his opinion of a fine effort that nature had intended expressly for his benefit .'"Business Is business,'" thought North, magnificently, "and it forms the only conceivable connecting link be tween yourself and me. You will please confine your observations to that one subject: it is the only common ground upon which we can possibly meet! Nevertheless he bent his stately head to the inexorable yoke of "policy," and uttered the most suave acquiescenoe. "Polly tics seems to be pretty imich the order of the day, just now,"' pur sued Mr. Archer, probably with the benevolent intention of drawing out Mr. North's conversational powers, which at that moment appeared to be somewhat limited; as with the point of his stout ivory-headed cane he indus triously knocked the loose stones and pebbles off the pavement with as ear nest application to the task as if it had been his regular occupation in life. "I hear that your prospects is mighty good, Mr.jNorth." "Ah! Here's my opportunity to dis tinguish myself," thought North, with a sudden inspiration of reckless non sense. "I'll make this simple old voter think that I'm a model of disinterested patriotism!" Therefore, assuming an air and atti tude of stilted dignity, North answered with a slight wave of his hand as if he thus rejected all political ambitions and honors: "Oh, I have scarcely considered my prospects, Mr. Archer. The truth is, I do nut desire office unless I should be come convinced that it was my duty thus to servo the publics interests; and as to the present canvas, I may Bay that I have been the least active of all the candidates now in the field. If I am elected, I shall accept iny election as the unmistakable call of duty, speak ing through tho 'still small voice of tho ballot;' but in the meantime I shall give myself ao concern, and to the probable issue very little thought. I am perfectly content to be the humble instrument to execute the will of the people. Duty, sir, duty is the grand pivotal point on which all my desires and ambitions turn!" Mr. Archer stared and nodded with an air of being very much impressed; and before North hod time to recover from the severe mental exhaustion con sequent upon this effort a hand was placed lightly on his shoulder. Turning around quickly he saw War ner convulsed with laughter. "I say, North, don't put it quite so steep! Too much allowance for stage perspective for on audience of one!" were his low-spoken words as, thrust ing a roll of crisp banknotes into North's hand, he hurried off before another syllable could be spoken. North looked after him with an amused air; then turning to Mr. Archer he said courteously: "If you will accompany me to my office now, Mr. Archer, we will con clude this business at once." Mr, Wescott, elaborately disposed in an easy chair after his own peculiar no tions of making himself comfortable, was reading a newsapcr in the quiet inner office when North and Mr. Archer entered. "Good morning, Wee Tako a chair, Mr. Archer, over here by my desk," said North, airily, tossing his gloves down on the desk and nodding gracious ly to the junior partner. "I will count these bills, Mr. Archer, and you may run over them after me, if you will, just to see that there U no mistake." And us ho sat down at the desk, ap parently absorbed in the business in hand, North said to himself with a keen sense of enjoyment as ho accidentally encountered a pair of eyes raised with aa expression of contemptuous snrpriso from the paper that Mr. Wescott was not reading: "Poor Wee! I'm afraid this mar give him concussion of tho brain! I wonder if ho will not fall on my neck and weep when old Archer is gone? He will at least think better of that rash determi nation to dissolve partnership!" "Wall, Mr.. North," said Jonathan Archer, as, having finally disposed of his business, he stood for a fow mo ments beside North's desk hugging his CLAHORATKLT KAtT cane as if It were soroo favorite de lusion, ''I'm free to say that I was mighty well ploased with tho aenty menU that you expressed in my hear ing a spoil ago. I can't siiy as I'vo ever heard jest the same before, but I reckon you hlVJiretty nigh right every, tlrua. Now, - sir.i I'm tree to say that I had about made tip my mind to support Mr. Wymer this coriiln' election; but since I'vo hoard yourscnty moots I've changed my mind consider'ble. Ho, Mr. North, I'm goin' to vote for yon, sir, and what ever ludooence I can pull shall all go in the same direction.- Good day, sir! Good day, Mr. Wescott, good day!'' ... , North, rising from, the desk laugh DISfOSKM IK AN CHAIR ; ngly bowed the old gentleman out of ihe office; saying to himself with a touch of good-humored satire: "And thus ore swayed the suffrages )f an intelligent and independent con rtituency!" CHAPTER XIL Par. Good, very good; It is so, then. . . Good, very good; let it be concealed awhile. -All's Well That Ends WelL - "And now, my dear fellow, if you can ; think of any other indebtedness, great ! ?r small but especially small that 1 l may have incurred, which 1b exercising i peculiarly damaging effect upon my jwn credit and also through my busi ness connection with you, upon your telf, I ask you in all sincerity, I entreat you in all seriousness,. I adjure you in the sacred name of friendship, to bring the same to my remembrance at once, or else forever after hold your peace!" ' As he spoke thus with a provoking little twinkle in his eyes, North threw himself into an easy chair close beside Wee and leaned over confidentially to ward that gentleman. : Mr. Wescott, who still had his news paper spread out before him, rustled it slightly as he gave his shoulders a pet ulant shrug, and without glanolng up he growled: "What should I know about your private affairs? I've never meddled with them, so far as I am aware. Have I, sir?" he added, as he looked defiantly at North now for an instant "No, no! a thousand times no!" cried North with ready volubility; when Weo dryly cut him short with: "Very well, then; that settles it" "Ah, but my dear Wee, that does not settle itl" exclaimed North fervently. "Why do you fling cold water in this heartless way over my first real at tempt at reformation? A sense of what I owe you in the way of repara tion urges me on to this decisive step. I wish first of all, of course, to redeem my own credit now, right along, you know, while I have some to redeem; your judicious advice on that point touched a chord that has been vibrat ing ever since. But next to this I wiah to restore to you all that you may have lost in publlo confidence by having been so long associated with me as my partner. This is simple justice to you, and a duty that I owe to my self. Come, now! Can't you help me a little, Wee, in such a commendable undertaking? Stop reading that Daily Timet upside down and give me the benefit of your wiso counsel." But Mr. Wescott was deaf to all ap peals. Kxa-speratcd by an attack from which he had no ready response to de- AS IP VTTKHLY UNCONSCIOUS OP NORTH'S PRR8EXCK THKRK. fend himself, he took refuge in a grim Bilcnce and kept his whole attention, outwardly at least upon his news paper. North lifted his eye brows with an air of surprise, as if he were utterly unable to understand such absolute stoicism. Leaning back in his chair he "gorgon ized" the unhappy Wee for several moments with a "stony British stare," apparently lost in contemplation of that gentleman's hardened and de praved nature. Mr. Wescott while betraying by his expression of heroic suffering that he was conscious of this provoking scrutiny, succeeded for a short time in keeping his eyes fixed upon the news paper, which ho rustled nervously now and then in his painful effort to appear unconscious; but there is a limit to hu man endurance, and ho finally reached that point Rising, without any visible change in his grave countenance, Mr. Wescott drew out his watch and calmly noted the time; then, with the air of a man who goes to meet a very pressing en gagement, he took up his hat and with drew from the office as if utterly un conscious of North's presence there. .i'WeU, that's poetlo justlee!" solilo quised North, calmly surveying the field that be had won. "Weo drove me from the office when I was here before, and now I have compelled him to beat a masterly retreat Mr. Wescott and I may therefore consider ourselves quits. But I cannot remain here to enjoy my triumph. Before the crowd of olienU who are probably surging toward the office door can come upon me in the name of the firm and overwhelm me with their affairs, I will follow the ex ample of the junior partner and 'cut' the office. I may now be able to carry out my original intention of calling on Mrs. Maynard, unless some untoward fate again interferes." i With this faint hope he left the office and started onoe more toward Dela plaine street, arriving at No. SS with out incident or delay. Mrs. Maynard came down to the drawing-room to receive him, looking to ill that he could not repress the exclama tion of solicitude that rose to his lips. Eer extreme pallor, heightened nq doubt by the plain black dress that she wore, really startled him; and the heavy shadow of weariness, the pathetic lines of care that within a fow short hours had' appeared upon that proud, 'beauti ful face, told of anxious thought and genuine heart sorrow. Her manner, however, was light, as if her pride would not permit her to ac knowledge the mental suffering that hod so morcilflssly left its traces upon her; and she smiled incredulously at North's anxious Inquiries, ,. "The merest trifle,; she protested with a alight wave of one delicate hand aa if she thus cast the trifles from her. "I read too late last evening, and a head ache always rewards such excessive In tellectual application." And she sank languidly into an easy chair, after inviting North to be seated. "I fear that you are not equal to a discussion of the serious questions that are before tho houso tills morning," be gan North, his flippancy modified by tho air of anxiety with which he was regard ing her. . This introduction of a painful sub ject which sho nevertheless knew per fectly well was unavoidable, visibly distressed her; but she conquered her feelings bravely and answered without a tremor in her voice: "Serious problems sometimes appear less formidable after a candid and prac tical discussion, Mr. North. While I have no ground for expecting it to be MRS. MAYXABD CAMC 7OW2. so in this case, I am at least confident that nothing can be worse than a con tinued silent brooding on the subject" Notwithstanding the despondent resignation in the words, there was a suggestion of hope a faint intangible hope that was very like despair in her voice and in the swift glance that she raised to his face. She must havo found very little on-, couragemcnt there, for she Instantly re lapsed Into a frozen calm which in con trast with her usual sparkling vivacity seemed like a strange, apathetic indif ference; and clasping her hands list lessly in her lap sho awaited his re sponse. With a business-like air North drew from his pocket a note-book and pencil, which he placed on the small onyx table beside which he had seated him self. Then ho turned to Mrs. Maynard, whose chair was but a short distance from his own and so placed that she was not directly facing Jiim, though a very slight .urn of the languid, grace ful head would bring him in full range of her glance. Just now It was resting upon some point above and beyond North's head, with an Intentncsa that suggested an undercurrent ef thought even more absorbing thua tho surface current that his words now brought be fore her. TO UK CONTINUED. AIR IN LIQUID FORM. Interesting EiperltnenU Performed Tie rently by Prof. Iwr, of London. Trot. Dewar gave a very Interesting lecture at the lloyal Institution a few days ago on liquefied oxygen and lique fied air, says the London Spectator. He produced both liquefied oxygen and liquefied air, tho oxygen in pints. Even the liquefied air was handed around In claret glosses. Liquid oxygen bolls in air at minus 183 degrees centigrade that is 182 de grees of the centigrade scale below icro. The liquid oxygen placed be tween tho poles of Faraday's great mag net behaved like a metal, leaping up to( the poles and clinging to them till it disappeared as gas. But liquid oxygen, though so strongly magnetic, is a very bad conductor of electricity. It Is a non-conducting magnet Ho Bhowed, too, that so far as chem ists can judgo, there is probably no oxygen in tho sun the oxygen of the earth's atmosphere accounting for all tho oxygen lines in the solar specturm. The boiling point of liquid air is minus 103 degrees centigrade or ten degrees lower than that of oxygen. It is not true, aa had been supposed, that the oxygen In the air liquefies before the other elements in air; on tho contrary, the air liquefies as air and is not re solved into its elements before liquefy ing. 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