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i ITHE BELL THAT CALLED ME. The bell that used to call me home, to- . tilght I hear its song, Jlnd what sweet mem'rles trooping come to laugh the way along, As on I fare all eagerly, with hungry heart and brain, I find myself on Sellm's back a-Jogglng down the lane. The bell that used to call me home, I loved to hear Its voice; Of all ml boyhood's music, that bell's tune was my choice. To-night there's sadness mingled with Its swinging melody, It tells of loves and hopes and Joys that ne'er may come to me. The bell that used to call me home, I strive to catch its call; I pass the tree where hangs the swing and ripe mulberries fall, What happiness to turn again the "last round" of a dream, And meet wee Em'ly at the bars when I unhook the team. The bell that calls me home when I am done with earthly care Shall sing a faam house, olden, and a sway ing rocking-chair: Shall sing of mother knitting, sing sweet mux ana home-made bread, And old-time dreams on drowsy wings when my last pray'rs are said. T-George Stout, in Chicago Record. HEART OF THE WORLD. BY H- RIDER HAGGARD. A Strings Htorj, Taken From a Banaserlpt Be queathed If an Old Mexican Indian to Hll Friend and Conirndo, an English ' man Named Jones. Copyrighted, 1894, by H. Rider Haggard. already he is detested by the people, wrenched her right arm loose and, and even those who loved him turn raised it to strike at the infant with the' from him and plot against him. Do you knife. But there the matter ended,,' know what they plot? They plot to for at that moment I caught her round; make that child that shall be born of : Vie waist ana threw ner DacK so max,, you, Maya, cacique in his room, and to , she fell heavily on the floor, letting, set vou ana your oimana nusoana up urup &uuu w uui w ua- SCi, oilu Dpi au) w iivt auu i nu. : toward the door, there to be met by the senor, who seized her and held ner fast., to CHAPTER XX1L CONTINUKD. While the senor and his wife were re ceiving pifts and listening to pretty speeches, a number of attendants bad brought tables laden with every sort of food from behind the pillars, where they had been prepared, and at a sicrnal ' the feast began. It was long and joy ous, though joy seemed to have faded . from the face of Maya, who sat at the head of it, neither eating nor drinking, but from time to time lifting the red eye from her breast, as though it scorched her skin. At length sho rose, and, accompanied Tsy her husband, walked bowing down . the hall to the courtyard, where bear ' ers waited for them with carrying chairs. In these they seated them- selves, and a procession having been . formed, very long and splendid, though ' 'I will not stay to describe it, we started to march round the great square to the sound of music and singing, our path .", being lit by the light of the moon and . hundreds of torches. Here in this ' square were gathered all the population . of the City of the Heart, men, women and children, to greet the bride, each of them bearing flowers and a flaming torch, and nover have I seen anv 6ight more beautiful than this of their wel come. The circuit of the square being -accomplished the procession halted at the palace gates, and many hands wero stretched out to help the bride and , . bridegroom from their litters. It was at this moment that I, who was standing near, felt a man who was wrapped in a large feather cloak push past me, and saw tliftt lie held some thing which gleamed like a knife, By instinct, as it were, I cried: "Beware, my friend!" in Spanish, and in so pierc ing a voice that it caught the senor's ear. He swung round, for already he " was standing on his feet, and as he turned the man in the cloak rushed at him and stabbed with the knife. But '" being warned the senor was too quick ' for him. Springing to one side with the same movement he dealt the would- ' be murderer a great buffet, that caused him to drop the knife and sent him staggering into the dense shadow of the archway. For some seconds no one seemed to understand what had hap pened, and when they did and began to search for the man, be was not to be found. Who he was or why ho had at- ; tempted this cowardly deed, was never discovered, but for my part I have little doubt but that either Tikal himself or some creature of his was wrapped in the dark feather eloak, and thought . thus to rid him of his rival Indeed, as time went on, this belief took firm hold of the mind of the people, and was one of the causes that led to the sapping of Tikal's power and populari ty. Very hastily the senor assured the lords in attendance, who crowded around him, that he had received no manner of hurt, and then, after speak ing a few brief words of thanks he withdrew into the palace with his wife and I saw him no more that night. Within a few days of the senor's mar riace we heard that Mattai had been Reized with sickness, a kind of palsy, together with a leprous condition of the arms that baffled all skill. For montliB hfl lay in his house, growing gradually worse, so said the physicians; but one night I remember it was three days Srevious to the birth of Maya's child e appeared before Maya, the senor and myself, as wo sat together in the i palace looking out upon the moonlit garden. At first we did not know him, for never before had I seen a sight so " dreadful. His body was bloated, one arm, his left, was swathed in bandages, his head shook incessantly, and the lep rosy had seized his face, which was of a livid hue. "Do not shrink from me," ho began in a low, quivering voice, as he gazed , upon us with his whitening eye; "surely mi nhould not shrink, seeing that all . , i ,l. : .1,.. OX you are partners iu uio tmuo tuut has made of rae the loathsome thing I am. Ayel deny it, if you will, but I know it. The vengeance of the god has fallen upon me, his false servant, and it has fallen justly. Moreover, be assured that on you also shall that vengeance also fall, for the Eye has seen, the Mouth.bas told, ana the Heart has thought upon your doom. "Look upon mo and learn how rloh re the wages of him who works in iquity, and by my sufferings strive to count the measure of your own. Per-, chance your cup is not yet full, per ohance you have still greater sins to work, but vengeance shall come, I tell you that vengeance shall come here and hereafter. , "1 did this thing for my daughter's sake yes, for love of her, my only child. She was ambitious and sho de sired this man, and I thought to assure greatness to hor and to her children after her. But see her wine has beon turned 'p Vinegar and her pleasant fruits to iihes. Her husband hates her with an ever-growing hate. Now they scarcely speak, or speak only to shower bitter words upon each other's heads. "More, not for long will he be cacique of the City of the Heart, for his jealous ,rne has soured all his mind; his deeds AiS deodn of oppression and injustice; . : as regents till it shall be of an age govern. "O, you have planned cunningly, and things look well for you, but I say that they shall not prosper." . .Ana, BUHKiug ins wiinercu riu iu our faces, ho turned and limped from the chamber. Now we sat gazing at each other in i trasDed his wife, horror, for though we none of us had pare myself for any iaitn in me gou ne wursmpeu, iu our hearts we felt that this man spoke truth, and that the evil would overtake us. For a moment Maya hid her face in her hands and wept, and then she sprang up, and a fire in her eyes had dried her tears. "So let it be," she cried. "I care nothing. At the least I won you, oh, my love, and for some months, through all our troubles, I have been happy at your side, and, come good or como ill, noth ing can rob me of my memories. But for you, I fear, oh, my husband! I fear for you" And, her passion past, she flung her self into his arms and again began to weep. In due course the child was bom, a beautiful boy, almost white in color, with his mother's sarlike eyes, and on that same night we learned that Mattai had died in much torment and that Nahua was delivered of a son. Fourteen days went by, and Maya, now risen from her bed, was seated with her husband and myRelf. while behind us stood a waiting lady holding the sleeping Infant m her arms, when it was announced to us that an embas sy of the great lords of the council souit speech with her. Presently they entered, and the spoKeman, the Lord Dimas, bowed before her and set out his mission, saying: "We have come to you, Lady of the Heart, on behalf of the council and of the people, to rejoice with you in your great happiness and to lay certain mat ters of the state before you. For 6orae months the people have grown weary of the oppressions and cruelties of Tikal, who, in defiance of the laws of the land, has put many to death on sus picion of their being concerned in plots against his power. Further, but yes terday it came to the ears of the coun cil, through the confession of one whom he had employed to execute his wickedness, that a plan was laid to murder your husband, your child and the Lord' Ignatio here." "Indeed," said Maya, "and why was my name omitted from this list?" "Lady, we do not know," he an swered, "but it seems that the assas sins had orders to take you living and to hide you away ia a secret part of Tikal's house." Now the senor sprang to his feet and swore a great oath to be avenged upon Tikal. "Nay, lord." said Dimas, "his person is holy, .and must not be touched, nor need you have any further fear of him, for those whom ho corrupted await, their trial, and he himself is watched by day and night. Also not for long will Tikal remain cacique of the City of the neart, for the council have met in a secret session, to which you were not summoned, and have decreed that he shall bo deposed because of his iniqui ties and in accordance with the desire of the people." "Can a cacique be deposed?" asked Mava. "Yes, lady, if he has broken the law, for was not vonr father to be deposed for this same reason? Also Tikal holds his place not by right of birth but by treaty. You are the rightful heir to Zibalbay, Lady of the Heart." "It mav be so." she answered coldly. "but I have renounced my claim, and I do not desire to go back upon my word." "If you have renounced it," said Di mas, "yonder is one to whom it passes," and he pointed to tne sleeping imam. "Yonder is the child of prophecy, hope of the people, and he it is whom we purpose to crown as our ruler, setting you and your husband up to act for him till he reaches his full age." "Nay," said Maya, "for thus shall he become the mark of Tikal's rage and be put to death openly, or in secret, as it may chance." "Not so, lady, for in that hour when he is proclaimed Tikal will be taken into sale' keeping, where he shall abide for so long as his life lasts." "And when is this to be?" asked the senor. "To-morrow, at noon, upon the pyra mid. that the child may bo solemnly anointed three days hence in the sanc tuary on the night of the Rising of Waters." "It is foolish to crown a babe, and neither I nor my husband seek this greatness," said Maya. "If Tikal 13 to be deposed because of his crimes let one of the great lords be set in his place un til the child is old enough to rule." "Although you and your husband are to command us in the future," answered Dimas, sternly, "till then you must obey, lady, for the voice of the council is supreme, and it carries out the will of its founder and invisible President, the Heart of Heaven. The council has determined that the Heavensent child of whom you are the earthly parents must take his own." "As you will," said Maya,- with a sigh, and presently they went. That evening the senor and I attend ed a feast at the house of one of the nobles, whence wo returned somewhat late. Having dismissed those who had escorted us, I walked with him as far as the door of his private chambers, purposing to leave him theje, but he bade me enter, for he wished to talk with me about the events of the day and this forthcoming ceremony of the anointing of the child. Accordingly I did so, and passing through the first chamber we came to the second, beyond which lay his sleep ing room. Here we halted by an open window, and I approached a lamp, for I wished to smoke and had no light. As I bent over it something caught my ear and I listened, since it seemed to me that through the massive doors of the bedchamber I heard the sound of a woman's voice crying for help. Instantly I flung them open and rushed thither by way of an ante room, calling to the senor as I went. I did not arriva too soon, for in the bed chamber itself a strange sight 'met my eyes. At the foot of the bed stood a cradle in which lay the child, and near it two women struggled. One of these, in whom I knew Nahua, the wife of Tikal, held a copper knife in her hand, and the other, Maya, gripped her round the body and arms from behind, so that, strive as she would, stie could not free herself to use it. Still, of the two women, Nahua was the heavier and, though slowly, she dragged the other closer to the cradle. : ; . - 1 Indued, as I reached tho room she CHAPTER XXIIt OUB FLIGHT AND HOW IT BMOXD, "now came this lady here, Maya, and what does she seek?" the senor asknd. I do not know how she came," "I had begun to pre sleep when, lookincr Into yonder mirror, I saw her behind me having in her hand a naked knife and searching the room with her eyes.' Presently they fell upon the cradle, and, lifting the knife, she took a step; toward it. Then I turned and gripped her, holding her as well as I was able, butBhe was too strong for me and dragged mo forward, so that had it not been for Ignatio here by now she would have made an end of our child." "Is this true?" said the senor tot Nahua. t "It is true, white man,"she answered. "Why do you desire to kill one so in nocent?" he asked again. "Is it not natural that I should wish to destroy the child who is to supplant my child, and to break the heart of the woman who has broken my , heart?" Nahua answered sullenly. "Among many other things I have learned, white man, of that ceremony which is to take place to-morrow, whereat my husband is to be deposed and ray child dishonored, that they may make room for you and your child, you, the white wanderer, and your son, the heaven--born, the foreordained." "What have we to do with these' things, O woman with the heart of a puma?" he asked. "If Tikal is to be! driven from his place, it is because of, his crimes." "And if you and yours are to be 6et; in it, white man, without doubt it is! because of your virtues; and yet, black-; hearted knave that you are, I tell you; that I know all the truth. I know, how you forged the prophecy setting: the false for thi true within the holy: symbol of the heart. I know also that my father helped you to the deed, f or, although he is dead, he wrote down: that tale before he died and gave it to: me," together with the true prophecy that you dared to steal from the holy nnnctuarv. "Yes, I have the proofs, and when needful I will show them. I did not come here to do murder, at least upon' tno iniant, dui tne signi oi ii sleeping: in its cradle overcaino mo, and of a sudden I determined to wreak my ven- feance upon it and upon its mother., n this I have failed, but when I de-; nounce you to the council, then I shall; not fail; then you will be known for what you are, and die the death that you deserve." It comes into my mina, nusDana, . said Maya, coldly, "that if we would save our own lives we must rob this woman of hers. Such a doom she has richly earned, nor will any blame us when they learn what was her errand here." It seems that it is so, I answered, sadly, "and yet tho thing is awfuL" "It, is awful, Dut it must De done, said the senor, "and it falls on me to do it for the sake of my wife and child." Now lie stepped to where Nahua lay and knelt beside her, and we two drew aside, sick at heart, and hid our faces in our hands. Presently he was with us again. "Is it done?" asked Maya, hoarsely. "No. nor will it bo by me," ho an swered, in a fierce voice; "sooner would I choke the breath out of mv own body than strangle this defenseless woman, cruel-hearted murderess though she is. If she is to be killed, some other man must do the deed." "Then it will remain undone," said Maya. "And now, since we have thus determined, let us think of flight, for tho night draws on, and in flight is our oaly hope." "What, then, is to be done with this woman?" I asked. "We cannot take her with us." "No. but wo can leave her here, gagged and bound, till thoy chance to find her, answered the senor "Hearken. Nahua, we spare you, and to do it eo forth to our own deaths, May your fierce heart learn a lesson of mercy from the deed. Farewell." Twolrours had gone by and threo fig ures wrapped in rou?rh scrapes, such as the common people wore, one of whom, a womnn, carried an infant in her arms, tninrht have been seen cau tiously descending the city wall by means of a wooden ladder that ran from its summit to tho jetty built upon piers at the foot of it, which was used as mooring place for boats during the months of Inundation. As wast'ommon at this season of the year, the lake was already rising, and floating in the shallow water at the end of the jetty lay a pleasure skiff which the senor'and I were accustomed to uko for the purpose of fishinsr when ever we could escape for a few hours from our wearisome life in tho city. Into this skiff we entered, and, having hoisted the sail, set our course by the stars, steering for that village whence 'a year before wo had embarked for the City of the Heart. ihe wind being favorable to us our jprogress was rapid, and by the first !gray light of dawn we caught sight of the village not a mile away. Here, however, we did not dare to land, for we should, be seen and recognized; therefore we beached our boat behind the shelter of some dwarf water palms throe furlongs or more below the vil lage, and, having hidden her as well as we were able, set out at once toward the mountains. At length the evening fell, and we camped for the night, if camping it can be called to sleep beneath the shadow of a cedar tree without fire and with little, food having no covering except our serapes. Toward morning the air grew cold, for already we wore at some height above the lake, and the tender infant began to wail piteously, a wail that wrung our hearts. Still we rose with the sun and went on our way, ior it seemed that there was nothing else to do. Throughout that day, with ever- wearying .footsteps, we journeyed, till at sunset we reached the snow line, and saw before us that hunter's rest house where we had slept when first we entered the Country of the neart. "Let us go in," said Maya, "and find food and shelter for the night" , Now, our plan had been to avoid this house and gain the pass, where we pro- fiosed to stay till daybreak and then ravel down the mountain slopes into the wilderness. . "If we enter there, Maya, we shall be trapped," said the senor. "Our only safety lies in traveling through the pass before we are overtaken, for it ia against the law that any of your people should follow us into the wilderness. "If we do not enter my child will die in the cold," she answered. "You were too tender to secure our 6afety by putting that would-be mur derers to death. Have yon, then, the heart, husband, to kill your own child?" Now, at these words, I saw the se nor's eyes fill with tears, but he said only: "Be it as you will." By now, Indeed, we understood, all threo of us, that if we would save our selves wo must suffer the child to die, and, however great our necessity, this we could not do. So we went up to the house and entered, and there by the fire sat the same man and his wife whom we had found in this room a year ago. "Who are you?" he cried, springing up. ' fardon, lady, but in that garo 1 did not know you.'' "It is best that you should not know us," said Maya. "We are wanderers who have lost our way out hunting: Give us food, as you are bound to do." Then the man and his wife, who were kindly people, made obeisance to us, and set off the best they had before us. We ate, and after eating slept, for we were very weary, bidding the man watch and tell us if saw any stranger approaching the house. Before dawn he woke us and we rose. A few min utes later he came into my room and told me that a large body of men were in sight of tho house. Then I knew that it was finished and called the Others. "Now, there are three things that we can do," I said. "Fly toward the pass, defend this house, or surrender our selves." "There is no time to fly," answered the senor, "thcre'o e it is my counsel that we tight." "This is folly, broke in Maya, "There, is but one thing to do; yield ourselves and trust to fortune, if, in deed, fortune has any good in store for us. Only I wish that we had done it be fore we undertook this wearv iournev.' Now, as she spoke by tho light of the rising sun we saw a great number of .men forming a circle round the house. With them were several captains and lords, and among these I recognized Dimas and Tikal. "Let us put a bold face on it," said Maya. So we opened the door, walked out, and came into the presence of Tikal, Dimas and the other lords. "Whom do you seek that you come with an armed force?" asked Maya. Whom should I seek hut your fair self, cousin?" answered Tikal, and saw that his eye was wild, as though with drink. Tell us of what we are charged that you follow us as though we were evildoers. "Lady," the old priest answered, gravely, "it would seem that you have earned this name, you and your com panions together. Listen,' two days since you were missing, and the lady Nahua was also missing, searcn was made, and at last your private apart ments were broken open, and there she was discovered bound and gagged. From hor we learned the secret of your flight and followed after you." T0 BE CONTINUED. Quality hidF iPhce low The largest piece of .good tobacco ever sold fono cents , .and Tne 5 cent piece is nearly asj fg ai you vget of ofher mgh grades for 10 cents ON THE BANKS OF THE NILE. Btanda the Oldest Obelisk, Which Waa Constructed Thousand of Years Ago. The oldest of all the obelisks is the beautiful one of rosy granite which stands alone among the green fields on the banks of the Nile not far from Cairo. It is the gravestone of a great city which has vanished and left only this relic behind. That city wns Beth- shemes of Scripture, the famous On, which is memorable to all Bible readers as . the residence of the priest of On, Potipherah, whose daughter Asenath Joseph mar ried. The Greeks called it nelipoiis, the city of the sun, because there the worship of the sun had its chief center and its most sacred shrine. It was the seat of the most ancient university of the world, to which youthful students came from all parts of the world to learn the occult wisdom which the priests of On nlone could teach. Thales, Solon, Eudoxus, Pythagoras and Tluto all studied there; perhaps Moses, too. It wua also the birthplace of the sacred literature of Kgypt, where wero written on papyrus leav?s the orig inal chapter of the oldest book iu the world, generally known as '"The Book of the Dead." giving a most striking ac count of the conflicts and triumphs of the life, after death, a vholo copy or fragmeut of which every Egyptian, rich or poor, wished to have buried with him in his coffin, and portions of which are found inscribed on every mummy case and on the walls of every tomb.'" In front of one of the principal temples of the sun, in this magnificent city, stood, along with a companion, long since de stroyed, the solitary obelisk which we now behold on the spot. It alone has survived the wreck of all the glory of the place. It was constructed by User tcsen I., who is supposed tohave reigned 2S00 B. C, and has outlived all the dynastic changes of the land, and still stands where it originally stood nearly 47 centuries ago. What appears of its shaft above ground is C3 feet in height, but its base is buried in the mud of the Nile, and year after year the inundation of the river deposits its film of soil around its foot and buries it still deeper in its sacred grave. Pall Moll Gazette. Knew Ulm by Ills Lung. A quaint anecdote is told of an em inent Scotch surgeon who was entirely .devoted to his profession. On one oc casion the poet Tennyson had con sulted him about some affection of the lungs, and years afterward he returned on the same errand. At that time he was Lord Tennyson, and he was net tled to observe that the surgeon had neither any recollection of his face, 'nor still more gallinj acquaintance with his name. Tennyson then men tioned the fact of his former visit, but still the surgeon failed to remember him. But when he put his enr to the patient's chest and heard the peculiar sound which the old ailment had made chronic, he at once exclaimed: "Ah, 1 remember you, now! 1 know you by your lung." 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