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The Helpiulness of Prop
er Vows to the Lord.
Who Should Make
Vows ? The Responsi
Pastor RusselTs Discourse at Brook?
lirooklyii. N. Y.. May 2 ? Pastor C.
T. Kussell anackai al the Brooklyn
Taberuaele today. taking ua bla text the
words. "1 will pay my vows uuto tbe
Lord aVf ln the presenee of all bls
people. I will take tbe eup of salva
tlou, and call upon tbe unuic of tbe
Lord" (Psalui cxvL 14. 13). He aald:
No loss tbnu teu tltues does the
l'rophet l>a\ld reler to his vows to the
Lord; the propriety of so doiug and
bls appreelation of tbe responslblllties
thus lueurred and bls deterinltiatlou to
fultill bls vows. The word Vow ls
rnnly aaed today exeept ln respect to
eleritui VOW*, baplismal vows, mar
riage vows. Tho word vow has to
conslderable extent been suiierseded
by tbe word promise and other words
which signify nu obllgntiou to the
Lord, a coveuaut or agreemeut, as, for
inatanee, we speak of our coveuauts
with the Lord. mountng our vows or
obllgatlous. Tbe word t-onseoratiou la
frequently used to express this thought
of avowed obedlence and sacrlflce to
the Lord and bls cause. Thus when
St. Pattl writes. "I boseeoh you tbere
fore, brethren, by tbe uietvlea of God,
that ye ataaaat your bodles a Ihing
saerlfice, holy, acceptable unto God.
which ls your re&souable servlee," he
ls exbortlng us to consecratiou?to an
avowal of ridellty to the Ix>rd. to tbe
extent af death. Much ls said tn tbe
Scrlptures respecting tbe maklnc of
auch conaecration rovi to the Lord.
The Scrlptures contain severv warn
lngs against tbe making of vows to
tbe Lord carelessly. assuring us that lt
would be better to make no vow at all
than to vow and to fall to perforiu to
ibe extent of our ablllty. It is ln har?
mony with thia, that our Lord fore
warna us to ait down first aud couut
the coet of discipieahlp. so that there
may be no falllng back or eveu looklug
back subsequeutly. ile declares. lietbat
puts bis band to tbe plow and theu looks
back. regrettlng bls covenant or vow of
sacrlflce. will not be accounted worthy
of a sbare in the Ivlngdom. The Scrip
tures abound with exbortations that
we take beed to promise the Lord
nothlng that we will not fnlflll to the
best of our ablllty. Pernilt tne tt>
quote you some of these ln lnstauccs
"When thou ahalt vow a vow unto
tbe Lord. thy God. thou ehalt not
alack to pay lt: for the Lord thy God
will surely require lt of thee (lt will
be mii In tbee to lgnore lt) ? ? ? That
whkb ls gone out of thy llps thou nhalt
keep and perform, even a freetcill of
fering unto the Lord thy God" (Pen
teronomy xxlll 21-23).
"When thou voweat a vow unto God.
defor not to pay lt; for he hath no
pleasure ln fools: pay that which thou
bast vowed. Better ls lt that thou
^houldst not vow. than that thou
rhouldst vow aud not pay [the vow]'
(Kccieslastes v. 4, C).
"Praiae waltetb for thee, O God, ln
Slon: and unto tbee shall the vow be
performed. O thou that bearetb pray?
er, unto thee shall all flesh come*
< Psalin Lw, 1. 2).
"Vow, and pay unto tbe Lord your
God: let all that be round about him
brlng preaents unto him that ought t<>
t?e feared" (Psalin lxxvi, 11).
"My pralse sball be of thee ln tbe
great cougregatlou: I will pay my vow>
before them that fear him" (Psalm
"Offer unto God thanksgiving; and
pay thy vows unto the Most Hlgh: am!
libeu] call upon me ln tbe day of
trouble: I will dellver tbee. and thou
Fhalt glorify me, But unb. the wieked
Icovenant brenkers. vow i r?-akers]
God aaltb. Wliat has thoe i.. <i,. to d?
clare my statutes. or that thou stiouldsi
take my covenant Into thy iiinuth?
Seelng that thou hatest InsinK-tion.
and castest my words behind thee"
(Psalm 1. 14-17).
"Thy vows are u-rmi me, O God I
will render prnlses uuto thee. For
ttmu bast delivered my aool from
death: wllt thou not dellver my feel
from falllng?" (Psalm ivL 12, 13.)
"1 will ablde In thy tabamacle for
ever; I will trust Iu tbe covext of thy
wlngs. For thou. O God, haat beurd
uiy vows: thou bast glven me the her
itage of those that fear thy name. ? ? ?
So will I sing pralse unto thy name
fore^er. that I may daily perform in\
vows" (Paalm 1x1. 4-8i.
"I will pay thee my vows. wblch my
lips have uttered. and my mouth liatli
spoken. when I w as In trouble" (Paalm
Ixvl, II 1 l|.
Proptr Vowa Valuable.
As we lia\e seeu from the foregalu;;
lllustratlons u toto represents n proudse
or co\fuaiit with God, resjieeiii);,' aojat
inatler not strictly called for by Dlvlne
Law. That is to say. wlmrever ls de
manded of aa by Justiee is an ol.ilga
tlon. and couUl not properly be consid
ered a sacrlUee or couseerailou. aueb
as the word vow would linply. lt ls
for this reaaoti that aavcMc vows ur?>
not outllned aud commaiiiled In ibe
Scrlptures. The entire rtarahajaa is
commauded: love for God and for our
nelgbbor to the fullesl extent ls raal
manded; but the vow Is merely tug
tttated as a poaaibiilty to those desirous
of making an offerlng or sacrliiee to
the Lord. Similarly the Divlne Law
which eommands that tlie htiman na
ture be restralned from sln and be
obedlent to every law of rlghteousness,
ioett not roi***and that we shall conse
^rate our llves to tne exteut of sacri
ficlng them, even In tbe Dlvlue servlee.
A thiug demanded and eomnianded
eunnot be a sncritlce. Thus the Apos?
tie, wbeu urging upon all believers cou
secration, does not command It. nor
eveu bint a penalty upou thotte who do
not consecrate. He merely urges, say
big, "I beseeeb you, tberefore, breth?
ren, by tbe mercles of God, that ye pre
aeut your bodles a llvlng aaeritiee. hoiy,
aeeeptal.de unto God, which is your
reasonuble servlee." Wboever KCCptf
tbe Apostle's suggestlon sacrltkes bls!
buman rlgbts to the Lord and his cause J
aud the expresslou of sucb a aucrificej
or consecratiou ls a vow?au avuwal.
While it Is true that those who make
a vow of cousecratlou aud wbo fall to I
perform it ln splrit will be less es-1
teemed of the Lord than those wbo
never made this vow, nevertbeless
thero is a great blesslng conuectcd j
with such an avowal of loyalty to God,
to tbe extent of self sacrlflce. fttokrj
who never make tbls consecratiou. tbis
Vow, will ln no seiise ia aharers of tho
heavenly Klngdom aud Its hlgh spirit?
ual reward. Tbls does uot aasajaj yfcffl
God has no other portiou, aaj ?ther
blesslng. for tboae wbo refruiu iu vuw. J
for tboae wbo refralu to come lato coa
seeratlon. We tiave provlously showii
that ln the Dlrlne pur|K>Ko there ls nu
ago of restitutlon just ln advuu. e of
us. the liloaafnia of which tbe Bcrtp
turoa assure us will le for all the lam
llles of the enrtli (Aots lii. 10 Jl)
But we remind you ilmt the bljh <all
h\f, the ele* tlon of this GoapeJ Ag?-.
guarantees to those w!i<> uiake the
Voic vf ron.fi rrutfo?t to the I.oid, aml
who porform It fulthfully. I still graat*
er blesslng than aarthaj restitutlon
and henvenly spiritual luiture with
glory, houor and tmmnrtallty and par
tK-lpation In the Dlvine uature. Qod
ls now justtf 3 ing beitevera thrbogh
falth. in order to give them ?? oppor
runlty to consecrnte the mer Itt a. to
uiake their vows unto the I.ord nnd to
show their love and l<>\ aIty by keep?
ing these vows. Iti vlew of this who
will say that Uod has not nttaehed ?
great blesslng to this vow of coBasa
cratlon?to all those who pcaaaat them
selves ln snerinVe to hliu?
How Vows May Assist.
The will ls the BTepar ruler of bu
uiau life; but the fuet Is that a great
many i>eojile are without thl.* ruler
and gulde as reepacts the hlgher thing.
of life. Early in life the will us-.ially
d(H ides for name and hOBOJr and
wealth, to be secured M honestly nn.J
as easlly as possible. The will repre
seuts the sentinient of our strongost
or preponderatlng charactetistlca or
mental qualltles. ln a inajorlty of
people tb??se are not the blghost qual
ltles of the inind. but rather tba low
est. Sottishiioss. nequisitiveuess, com
bntlvenoss, destruetiveuess and animal
pasaion He at the bnse of the braln anJ
are aaaaalty pefafcatently ralUrated, en
eoumged and gratltiod. w lt b nioroly
eertaln Itmltatlons of deeency. bouesty.
respeet.iblllty. assoclating with them
aa a ver.eor.
A phrenologkal examination of the
head ihows other hlgher nud nobler
qualltles of the mlnd ln every enso, but
with many tho upper stories of the
mlnd are couiparotlvely unfurnishi <l
and unoccupled. The owner of the
frame llves aliuost contlnually In tha
cellur. Why is this so? He.ause the
lower organs have to do with l!n>
necossltlesa of every day life. And the
owner of the bmln often Ilnds It lueon
venlent to eonsult tho hlgher elements
of his organlsm. bOeause these usually
through eonsilenre would tM Inelined
to rcprore his oonrse <>f life. His Jus
tlee would frequeutly forhld coinmer
efal trnnsaetlons whleh his lower na
ture deslres to pnt through. H!s benev
olonee. his splritualtty. his veneration
for God nud his Word. If allowed to
speak, would thwnrt his selflsh ttlM
What su.-h n in.-ui needs to <io Is to
inake a toac to hiniarlf that he will
seek to Mve In barmony witli liis own
convlctlons-that he will n..t al'.ow the
baser qualltles of his n.-ilure to rule
him. but will regulate those qualltles
by the nobleat and best nentlmeata of
whlrh he Is possossed. We suggost
that this vow Ik? to himself. haeBfJM It
could not be | v..w to <;.xl. OOafl I.,nr
rommauda his Uxt. and ln livlng ?<
Ing to any other stnndards he is livlng
!n vlolatlon to the Idvine Law wrltteii
ln his very eonstitution. raptvaeafeea1 ln
the organs of his braln. True. our
fallen bralns are not perfectly bal
anced, nevertbeless. n meaaure of the
Dlvine llkenesa Ia to be fouud ln every
hunian braln not Mtottt.
If tbe whole worid eould come to np
preelate these facls aud If eaeh peraon
tvould rouJ to himself to Uve his own
rory haat aotoidlng to his own hhjti
est ideals?in full harmony with the
measure of the DIvhM likeness w hi<h
he uossesses, tbe world would stral^'ht
way be eomparatively a Paracfise.
True. many thlngs would still Ih*
nmlss. but tha will. the most lmportant
f.o tor. lf rtaht with <..m1, would brlng
a measure of peaee to every heart, to
every home, to every land.
A New Heart Needed.
"Create wlthln me a cloan heart. O
Lord. and renew a right ?pirlt with
In me" fFaalai ll. 10). The man or
woman who begins reformatlon of life
by toiciny to himself to llve aceordtug
to his best natural abllity will dnd
himself dlsappolnte?l atlll; lie^-ause of
the InqioRSlbllltles of harmoulzing all
the varioua qualltles of bis udnd under
ptaaaat eondltlons conueeted with the
relgu of SIu and Death lu the world.
He will tlnd that to tcill may be pres
ent with blm. but to perfonu tbe will
of his nobler mlnd will be an lmpossl
blllty; because through heredlty, aud
through commerclal customs, and
through his own hablts of life, his
lower organs are fully develoi>ed aud
stronger in their couiblnatlon, whilo
the organs ropresentlng his nobler sen
tlments are relatlvely weak, inexperl
enced and out of aceord wltb the Siu
and Death eondltlons which prevail ou
Is it asked why this ls so? The
Scrlptural reply Is that we were boru lu
sln aud shapen ln luiquity; and ln siu
dld our mothers coneeive us (I'salm ll,
5). The Bible tells us of the orlgiu of
aln lu the disobedleuce of Edeu. It
tells us of the senteuee of siu. And
we see how that seutence has bound
and enfeebled our race on Its way to
tbe tomb. The effort to llve rlghteous
ly, soberly and JuKtly ln thia present
world ls a.) great that lf there weie no
future prospects. uo DIviue proruises
of future life. we inlght well cousider.
as the Apoatta suggests, w hether we
mlght not better eat. drlnk and t>e
merry and dle. rather than Hght a eon
tluual warfaie against so heavy an ochls
Give tha Will to God.
The S.riptures Inform us of tlie I>l
vlne pity for our laee In Its f.tlU-n ?-on
dltlou; ye.i. that <;,M] p,,??ived all of
our dlstr.s t-d ?onditlons before heeiv
ated M mm| ,.veu ,1,^,, ,jlann<.(| ., P<>;iH
edy. -The Lniuli Rlaln fn.m before tho
foundatlon ?,f mu, World." The Bible
showft ua that .lesus was that Ltah of
Ood, to take away the siu of tho
world. It showa that before he ean I
deal with the vrorfci, ae<ordlng to the1
Dlvine arrangeint nt. he must porcfaaaa '
all ?.f its rtghts nnd Interests by his
own perfeet life. ln our Lbfd'a sa.-rl
flcJal expeiien.e tiiese two tldiiKS were
a.ei>mpllabed ? ke|.t the l.axv nnd
had a right to all of lta blesslnga as n
mo?. lle oaerMeai those rights ln the
Interests of tho world of tnnnklnd He i
reeolvod n rev.ard of life eternal ..n ]
the hhjthar splrltunl [dine The next
thbig In on' t Is to give to in.inUud '
the bio-;sin; s mrntr4 hj his KserfiHal'
Our Ktdeenier migut uate consuo*
tnatcd the eutlre work of uplifting bu
matiity from pIu aud death back to all
that was loet and which Ue redeeroed
l>y his own sacrlflce. But God bad a
blgher :<nd n crander nrnnajca which
wdaM stlll further llluntrnte the leugth
a&d breadth and heigbt and deptb of
bls Jnstice. wWuni, iove aud power.
Tbfta | lan. whk'b God ls pursulng. calls
from among the redocmed ruce those
wbo have hearts hnngry and thlrsty
for ri^litcousness ntid harmony with
God U; varbnis processes these are
"called" and "chosen." lustructed and
teatcd and mnde ready as the mentbera
of rhrist. God'a jcwels. They arv
proxnlaed ? close raaatJoaablp with
their Lord Iu tlie futurc. rcprosetitcd
by thfl pirliue of a brlde and qiieen ln
relation to the Klng of Glory. lt Is to
these. after they have believed that
Qaa 1 oid makw known his gracious
purposes. Such of them as rcspond
with 7.e;'.l have the Apostle's exhorla
tbm to tiike opon them n Vow of full
fOlatfiriatlna to tbe Lord unto death.
and then to llve up to the terms of
that Vow to the best of their ablllty
until the close of ilfe.
Tliis Cow, utiilUo the other we sug
gestcd. is aol to theiuselves, not to
other men or eongregatlons, lodges or
aodettaa, but to God only. Wblle It ls
true that the Vow to the I*>rd will uot
end our rcsponsihilltlcs. but merely be?
gin them. it Is also true that we cau
not come into rchitlonship with tbe
Lord at all. except by makiug a con
aacrauoa Vow. It ls tbe Vow ln nd
vance that the Lord nccepts and re
?pODdl tO by the hegettlng of tbe holy
Srtrit. Whoever. thorefore. has failed
to Vow unto tlie Lord with consecra?
tiou has lalled to be begotteu of tho
holy Spiiit and will have uo share
with the Clnirch's glory. He may uot
have calltd lt a Vow. be may not have
cnlled It eonsccrulion, be may uot have
called It nnything; but tlie Vow of con?
secratiou must. nevertbeless. have
l>een hls-uttered or unexpressed. be?
fore be couid hriroina n lambrr of
God's Spiritual family.
Thus our Lord's Vow of cousecratlon
was exprcsstd lu tbe words. "Lo, 1
bnve c<ime, as ln tbe volume of tho
Book lt ls wrltten of me-to do thy
will, O God." The will of the Father
was that our Ix>rd Jesus should have
tbe opportunity of presctitliig himself
n llvlng sacrillce on in.tn's behalf. Our
Lord accepted tbls and bls ucceptance
was his consecratiou Vow of obedl
ence, e;en unto death. even the death
of tbe cross.
Bind tbe Sacrifice With Cords.
Otir utiginal ('ousccrntiou Vow. even
if carcfully made, we found to be but
an Impcrl'eet OflM because of our lin
perfe-t taawltdjca Of the trlals nnd re
Kpon^il.tlitles and difflrulties nnd the
Lord's reiiuirenients. We found need
for new Vows covei Ing new feniuroM
or Baardlag oewlj ilioravrtd weak
ncsscs. Such Vows we made for our
own asslstance. althou^ii it might be
aald that everythlng poaafblo was in
cludcd lu our OCigtual Vow. Those
who follow this course blud their sac
rlt'ies the more tlriuly and the more
closely to the altar of saerltlce aud
correspondlngly are asslsted In the
narrow way aiul in maintainlng them
athraf ln the love Of God
ln concluKlon, then, let us uot Vow
hnstily. l>ut soborly. wisely. I>i us
brlnsr oursehes under all reasouahle
restralnts Of thought and word and
netlon restralnts to Qa?J nnd not to
( men or ir.is. So dolng. uudoubtedly
our cup of blesslng will more and more
Heart to Heart
By EDW1N A. NYE.
CopyrWtf*. lara. by Amarloaui Preaa
ANSWER THE TELEPHONE!
A wrltor tells about a rural telephone
Hne out lu Wallouia, lu luterlor Ore
gon, which reacbea back aome slxty
mlles Into the scauty settlements of
The Mne meanders tlirough the can
yons. over the foothllls, Into tbe for
ests, aloag tbe lsoiated sheep ranches,
farm and sawinills and on to tbe
lt ls a cbeap llne, of course, and lt
ls aluiost impossibie to carry on a
conversutlou over tbe whole llne.
Each family ls a sort of relay sla
tlon. That ls to say, the farallles llv?
lng on tbe outmost edges of tbe set
tlement call up a family near to the
town. and the message ls repeated to
j anotber fumily. und so on uutll the
town ls reached.
lt ls a flxed custom tbat tbe message
or order to inerchant, stock buyer or
physician be repeated through tbe two
or tbree relays so that every word
may bo understood.
One slgnal, tbat for the physician, ls
lt Is the signal that every patron of
the llne Is ulert to auswer. Wbether
it be mornlng, noou Of mldnlght, when
the call for the doctor comes every
family on the llne ajoat to tbe tele?
phone to learu who ls ln need.
The message for tbe doctor is speeded
qulckly on its way. Then the nearest
nelgbbors go immediately to tbe rellef
of the sick or lujured.
And when "central" gets tbe call for
tbe physician one is called, and he
starts Immediately on bis long, hard
lt ls the call of bumanlty.
Let us aay what ls true?that you
and I are connected upon life's long
telephone line. ln some places it ls a
* weak llne." We must belp out by
repeating the mesaages.
The call to rescue comes over the
Hne. It will die out lf we do not take
down the receiver and fllng the urgent
message down the wires.
Let us listen especially for the tbree
Some oue Is wounded. beipless. sick
ln body or luind or heart. Send tbe
call on to central for tbe Great Physi?
Let us, the nelgbbors. go.
I>et us keep in h.uch with the tbrob
blng llne that tells of tbe struggllng.
sufferlng world nnd heed the human
"Do they pny you for singlng hereT"
"Of course they do. Do you think
I would Rlng for iiothlngr" |
"I should s;iy not I know lf I could
alng as you do uothing but mone- i
Would Induce me to do lt ln public.''
Would Have Enjoyad It.
"It mnkes inc mad to ihink that
(Beorge dldn't call last night." i
"Were you expeeting him?"
"No, but the electrle llgbts weut out
and were ofl* for a whole hour."
By A1UIA WCNTWORTH.
Th*? iiania of the flrm was Browulow
& Son. but every one who knew DIck
Browulow knew that the "old man"
had taketa him ln without too many
hepea of making a busiuess man of
hlm. Dhfh naa twenty-three years
old. He had beeu squeezed through
eollege and made mauy trlps abroad.
He wan a meiuber of three elubs, and
lt had coat his father $50,000 to get
him to his praaaat point lu life.
He waa just recoverlng from a bllurl
ous smashup ln an auto und was feel
ing a blt repeutaut when bls father orj
nounced the p.irtnership and Induced
him to make tertaiu resolves.
Dlek had been using tbe offlee as a
sort of "hangout" for two or three
months and had at last adranced ln
the business world to tbe polut where
he eould tu-kunw ledge on order by mall
antl nltnost bluff the old otHee manager
and other omployees.
Then (beolder Browulow declded that
the son ougbt to have a steuugrupher
all to himself, aud au udvertlsement
was necordiugly inserted. There were
forty-ulne answers, and lt was for
Dtch to peruse them aml make up his
mlnd which appllcaut to take.
II e had llve of ?hem call at tbe of
tlce aud chose Miss Mills because she
was tbe best looklug of tbe lot. It w.-is
DIck's Idea that good looks fortned
the baabl of stenograpby and type
wiitiug. His father didn't agree with
hlm, but he dld uot wish to lutroduce
auy argument Into tbe partuership
that tulght straln tbe youug umii's
braln. So Miss Mills appeared on a
eortain Mouday mornlng and beguu
Aitbough he was the Juulor purtuer,
Dlek deteruilued at ouce to prove to
her that be uot ouly ucknowledged
her right to llve. but that he was rath?
er glad sbe was alive.
That ufternoou the Son of Browulow
& Son dlctated two letters and spent
tbe rest of the time in patroulzlug his
stenographer. He asked uiauy OjfJBB*
tlons and related some of his ndven
It was thus that he wougbt to couvey
the Idea that stenograpby, whlle look
od at In a business way by some. had
a soeial slde, to his mlnd.
Wheu noon eatne he felt that he had
made raatters so pleasant that he de?
clded to ask Miss Mills to luneb with
hlm. She Iooked him scduteiy In the
eyes and refused polltoly. There had
been an expression lu her face for a
mouieut, however. as If she Intended
to give notb-e and reslgn her place on
the spot. But evldently her glauce at
Ibck"s frank. honest faee overeome this
Idea. If she hnd It.
The juulor partner was astoulshed.
To do hlm Just lee. ue was not indig
naut. but he was plqued.
The setback made hlm assuuic more
dlgnity lu the afternoon. aud lf be was
not glad of it Miss Mills was. It was
two days before the lnvltatlou was re
newed aud as proiuptly refused. and
then he observed:
"Of course not If you don't wish to,
but I must confess that I can't make
"I am here as stenographer aud type
wrlter. am I uotV" sbe aske<l.
"Aud have you any fault to flnd with
my work thus far?"
"'Not u blt. but, you see?you know?
I lnvited you to lumli."
"Aud I preferred to go by inyself."
That was unotber setback for Dlek,
nnd lt nuturaMy set blm to studying
the problem. Ile was n< ' ustomed
to l>oing refused anyth!:- by uuy
Ixnly. It was a real re'vf to hlm
wh.n flnally he doeldod i i.it the glrl
stood lu awe of hhu beeause he was
the Junior partner of the house. It
seomod tO hlm only klud that be should
dissipate tbut awe.
At the eud of an.ither week he made
It his busiuess to overtuke her on the
street as she was golng home. How
Ing with the utmost respect, he said:
"Miss Mills, n frlend of mlne who
w:us golng to tbe theater touight with
his wlfe has been disappoiuted and
has glveu uie the tlckets. Wouldu't
you llke to accompany me?"
"I?I have another engagewent," sbe
replled. hlusuiug both because lt wus
false and beeause he knew It was
"Oh?ah?I see. It's a great play."
"I tbauk you just the same."
That was anotber surprlse for Mr.
DIck Browulow, but he didn't turn on
his heel with the meutal threat to dls
ebarge tbe "uppy" stenographer in the
She was a new klnd of glrl to hlm.
but he was playing falr. He'd have
wagered 10 to 5 that sbe would jump
at the ohanee. and why she didu't
Jump puzzled hlm. He could only lay
lt to her feellng of awe. He hadu't
broken that dowo yet.
Miss Mlils went to her dutles next
mornlng w< nderlng If she would be
told that he ? servicea were no longer
requlred. h?1 nothlng of the sort await
ed her. fta tbe contrary, about mld
forenoon. w hsa sbe had wrltten sev
eral letters the junior partner re
"Miss Milis. I waut to say that your
work ghes the greatest satisfactlon.
and from tlus time on your salary will
be advaneod froiu $12 to $16 a week."
"But I orn't earn $16 a week?not
now." she repllvd. "I'm only a begin
uer, and I'm glad to earn $12."
"You rafhai a ralse of salary!" he e?
clalmed, as he iooked at her ln nston
"lf you please? uutil 1 can earn every
penny of lt."
"But Isn't It for me to say?"
"Xot ullogether. Piease say uo more
Dlek came dowu with auother thud.
It was no use trylng to puzzle lt out.
He hadu't the bralu power to do lt.
Instead of puzzllng be weut to bls
father aud said:
"Governor. I wauted to ralse my
stenographer's salary and she wouldn't
have lt. What do you think of that?"
"Dear me. Dlek, but I hope you are
not golng to get Into a sornpe," replied
tbe father, as he rubbed bls hauds to
getber and Iooked very anxlous. "lf
you tbiuk ahe ls trylng to get a hold
on you you'd tietter dlscbarge her."
"Oh. see here, dad,w said Dlek
promptly% ?i know that she Isn't any
thlng of that klud. but I can't make
her out. She woii't go out to luncb or
to the theater with we or accept any
"You shonldn't have asked her.
Dlek," said Mr. Brownlow sternly. "At
the same time I must say that sbe ls
a most aiugular young woman?moat
alngular. 1'in afraid thnt sbe ls alto
get ber too attractlve to you."
??Now. dad." said Mr. BOO Krownlow
promplly, "that's not falr to her. 1
almply wamted to make ber feel com
fortable. because?because?well. hans
IX not because she'8 so confoundedlv
?ood looking as she Is. but hfonaa
she's a mlghty nlce girl."
Some Juuior partuers might hnvu
glven lt up. but Dick wouldii't. Ho
felt that he had been thrown down and
humlllatitl. and at wnnted to know
why Ile bad sunk bls dignlty to be
patroniiug. and he had been ri-buffed.
He had bn.kon a trndltlon of the
house in seeking to tncrcnse a new
coniep*K.Ralary and rocHved no thanks
So one evoning he presented himself
at Mrss Mllls* boarding house and
asked for her. He was received iu tbe
uarlor, ajid Miss Miiis eaaao doara with
no other klea thau that he had come
with bad news. IIc heinmed an.l
haw^d for u time and then drew a l.mg
breath and began;
?'Miss Mllls, would It do any good to
asfe you to go to the theater with me
some night toward tbe last of the
"Pm afraid not." she answered.
"But 1 ean*t make you out. You re
fuse to go to luncb with me; you re
faaa a odac of aatary; yoilj?efuso to
go to tfca theater. wm you tell am
why tbls hr
"I win. Mr. Prownhiw. 1 am froui a
sumll town in the intei ior of tlie stafe.
My mother Is a widow. and we are
poor. 1 am here to make a living for
both of us.
"1 bad two places before 1 eatne t<>
you. but I had to give them up because
of just such flattery as you have be
stowed upon me. They were not sat
isfled to let tne do as good work as I
could for a lixed suin per week. I
must give up my place with you for
the same reason."
"Put I dou't see It," replled I>kk.
Miss Mills luoked at the young man
and percelved that he reaily did not
"see It." Very patiently and In a toue
not at all angry. she replied:
"Your ure the junior partner iu the
house. 1 am your stenographer. foa
want me to go to the theater with j <>u
We should see many people there that
know you. Wbo am IV Your sb-nog
rapher. What would they think aud
say7 Perhaps nothlng to Injure you
socially, but bow about uie'r"
"Miss Mllls." said Dlck. gettlng up
aud prepartag to go, "i see uow.
Thauk you for the lessou. You have
Uiade me reall/e sometliiug, and that
somethlng ls that I must seeni to you
like a pompous fool. Aml I auiupouip
ous fool. for I confess that I thought
only of patroni7.ing you."
Wlthout waiting for a roply li<> b:><U
her a coieinonlous "Oood night" and
The glrl watched him go wllh an ex -
presslonless face. Imt w hcu the door
closed hehind him she hurried to her
looin and aobtMJd bitterly.
That she < oiild BOt remaln with tlie
flrm was a de?-ishm that slie made
wlthout argument. Indeed. she beti
tated next morning as to whether s!ie
should go to iho ofOce at all or merely
write surrcudcring her post.
Her aeaao <>f duty rouqmnad. When
she uppcarcd Dlck Itrowulow did not
nttempt to heip her ofT with her veil
aud coat. as he had trled before. In
stead be merely said "Good inornlng"
poliiely aiul tunied t<i his doat again.
Piesently he stepped H her slde and
begau to dletate. When he was done
he hosiialed and said:
"Will you partlon me If I recur onee
more and for the last time to a per
Miss altllo, wbo had been trying to
reach the DOlal of l?resentlng her res
lgnatlon ni.d linding it very haid.
much to ber own Indlgnatloii at ber?
self, said "Ves" alniost inaudilay.
"Then.'- said Mr. Dlck lliowuH.w
bruvely. "I will ask you not to reslgn.
as I know you iutended b. do. I could
see it in your face this morning lf it
Will make you uute conifortahle. 1 will
arrange to have y ou trnnstcned to my
fathers otllrc. but lf you wonld for
give aie and do me the honor of trust
lug me i think I ean provo lo you that
you will not make a inlstake by stay
lng lu my own Ofataa."
Tbe glrl looked at him with eyes
inolst w ith lears. "1 will siay." said she.
Slx inonths afterward the Son of
Brownlow \- Son cnteivd the prlvute
OfBce of the head of the tlrui and said:
"Father. that Miss Mllls didn't ex
aetly try to get a hold on me, but she
bas one for all that. and I reully think
we'll have t.i take her Into the flrm
and maUe lt Piownlow. Son & Daugh
"I couldn't wunt a better partner,"
said the head of the firm.
flHIN \H hOWFOLK STOP tT
Most conveniently located Hotel
CORNF.R MAIN AND GRANBY ST.s.
Rooms $1.00 nnd $1.50.
American Plan $2.f>0 and $:1.<K>.
Pine Cafe (Lynn's) newly littcd up
on rirst floor.
Uappahannock Valley people make it
BALTIMORE ICE OREAM,
mam i a< 11 i:t:i? vi
ftft IIANGVLK and
htl aV t'll latLS* Ms
Atfentloi. ls caII?M fo Henr> Murr'a loc
Croaw. ?ie lrioue.it Uu*oMw<1 ?im1 aatatl r??
Ilable niHiiiiljiluri.i'H ol lee ? ma n. w 'ii
lialtliuore. He .ise* uofnieu "en the ninesi
Irurrelleiit*. ane a isniwav- kep, ija i.,i. hi<h
U?Kre^ of excolleuco. All or<ierB m.?t wltfr
Marine Railway Co,.
Now equlppe ? f..r laullng
and rupaliiug all dejoefl or'
boa.ta In thtar watera.
We alao Imve a competuut
foree of carpenterg.caulkera
and rtggera Terma n.odei
a?e; RNttsfndion ajaaratrtea*
We alao have a nlce llne
of moulda for launcbea and
yachta Cj.11 aud aee ua
?WS *'* :
Some women retain their beauty to an advanced
?S? ? huJ women, who regularly endure pain, age
them *' suffermS leaves ^ lasting niarks on
Neavly all women suffer more or less with some
*orm <>* fcmate trouble. It should not be neglected.
Avoid the pam?troat yourself at home by takin*
Uardui, aa tliousands of other women have done.
ISegm at ouce aud give Cardui a fair trial.
It Wfll Help Yo?
THTrs. Katie Burhson, Goreville, 111., tricd Cardai anrl writea:
* l BUiTered with feniale troubles, and was ko aick I could not stand
TVY S?t TFmally I t*gan to take Cai-dui, and soon began to
mtjad. Now am able to do all my hou. .work and am in much
fcetter izealth tnan I was before." Try it
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TaraMWorh, H.nu Kxii*. Bahaahrll and Buildug Material
iti <??ne rala Also Bosef tand Box Sbo< k.
remedy sold and
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Its wonderful curative qualities are
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Try Indian Tar Balsam for your next
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On sale at best general stores and druggists.
PRICE 25 CENTS.
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THE CREAM OF THE NEWS
That's What Readera Get In The
Local, County, State, National
and Foreign?allsimmered down.
We na?e in operation (beaide? our newspaper
department) a maerniflc^nt Job Printing Depart>
aaont, and am preparsd to do work equai to any
that car be done by aay ofSee \n the state oi
One prices aro ro*jk bottoin and haaed on
V*M} and see us, or wnte for our ptioet,
Best Malerials Best Worktnanship
BjIi R^ho&. aatalojyuea.
astuar aeada Pumphlettv
Note Bea-v*, tinippini? Ta#s
<%rr*uarv * Warnurt*
ta tact, all work u> tn* Job Printing tine execut^f
We*tty, (Tceaply and Qiitekl?
iiiBiiii (Jitizet mm Soqiim iniem ?&
Harjiand. Delaiare & Virginia
Bal 11 more, Fred -
folk and ttappa
haunuck River Routea.
Sohedule lu effect Mar<h 11. iww.
KA1.TO.. Mn',?ll\NMl(h a r KKJ> u
St.-asm -rs Irav* lUltfmoro. Pier* Marht. St
au foliowa .weath?r txrniiiHdki Sunday 1"'
uoon, Tueaday aud Thuraday 4:K) p. m for
?Weatluiul. Nortb Eud. Mlli Crtek. White
iftone, Irv?n*ton. Weem.. Mlllenbeck. Mei ry
Po'n\ Ottoman. Moran. llmhan. Utbanna
Moiuakuu. Water Vtew. Whealton. ?!!?>
Poit. 8bar--. Itowlera, Waiea. Wellfords.
rai>pahannou? ? a. m.. Kaylora Hole. Illand
tli-ld. ('artera. Laytona. Jl.todMown. Saundera
MitiiK.iit ?.n ? iiIhh.s. forr Koyal. Port Cmi
??>? HatJT Mount. !!<>,. Yard. HatilitTea. Fntl
? r.iuin i leaviiur oa Sumlav doea not a.op.
p >n MondHya ati-u c* will ioave Leedatown
Ht I *i a. ui.
M vninoKt luiiM awmi tt.
j Swi.mer leavea HhIMiii ?rv \\ ?dnea-lay ai-.l
I jrUia- 4:?jj.. m. for 'Nwili Knd, Mnl t'i.**-k.
wiiin- m. !?., IrUtu/ton. *?.,,?? MilU'tiU-fh.
Vii rl.at , ?Hurtotia. rrtaaiina. Monaakon.
?a liiu.n.ua. WaterVUw, *Sbarpa, Tappahaii
?Ste*mer leavlna- Ilalt'txore ?n W, ,im *.'H v
vrill only aiop at lundlnjfs roarked.
?Kfci?-?i. t.vi i-.\n \n>0< k & itittvro.
steamers leave Kredertckaburv Sunday*.
Tuesoay and Tliursday 2 p. ra. for Katcliffiw.
Hop Yard. Hayuioutit. Port Conway, Port
Koyal, OrccnlawK, w iimont. Sauitder*. l,e< d?
t?)wn 4 a. m.. Laytona Cartera, Kiantlcid.
Nayiora?:an a. m., Tappnhannoek 7:30 a. m..
Wellfoms, Waroa. HowU-ra. Sharpa v:30 a. ni..
Bay I'ori, Whealton. Water Vi. w. Monatko .
I rt?anna 1 'M p. xa., Hurbana. Mlllanbeck.
Merry I'oitit 2:30 p. aa., dttomax, Mur?np,
IryicKion. Wi-a-ma. White Stone. Mlli Crtek
5:-?i p. in . North Knd t? p m.. Weatland.
Arilvf in !t:iltimoro Tuosday. Tburtday and
TAI'rAUANNOtK - HALTIMOKK.
StoaimM. ie?ve Tappataanrjock. 7:30 a. m.
n.eMlavai.d I huradav. au.pt>tt.K ?t W?lltord?.
wlrv",'. B'?w1J?r?. Sh?rpa ??..*> a. n>.. ??ay Port.
Jb?alt?u Wjiervlew. Motaakon, ?Urr.ani.a.
tturton, Burhana, Mlllenbeck, Irvtnptnn.
Weouia. Wbtte Stoiu . Mlli ? reek. Nortb Knd.
Arnv iiy in Ilal imoro Wedneaday and Kri
?Stean er to Maltimore on Tliuraday will not
stop at I rtiaiiiiii and llay Port.
Uar? Tappahanpock. wea'ber p?rtnlttln?r
Saturday - i-.iu.. stoppuijr at VV?|ir0rda. Wat>M
?'.owlpia. Sha. pa. Kay Port. Whealton. Waer
V lew, Mooaabon. V rhanna. Ilurtona. Rurban
MliletilK^k. Muiry Point. Oltomati. Moiaiiti
Irvlrmton. Weerux. Wliite Stone, MIIICre?<k
Nortb Eud. Wextland.
KoturDliiK.ateamerwIII leaveNorfolk Mon?
day :i p. ai . weatbui pem Ittiua. for Tappa
baouoek. ?topidti?r at laudliiKa aaabuvo ex
ci'ptMerrv Polnt. Uttoman. Mormna and' U?
fort. StoppnufMt nowlera. Warva and Well
lordMon ramta trlata llaltlmoreonTueadnya
rr..luht will oot be reteived In Norfolk
arter x p. m. on aaiiiOK dava.
Tbla tiroe-table ahowa th* time. at which
ateumt-rn way tx- cxpi-et*d toarriveataod de
part Irom tbe aasverai wnarvea, but tbclr ai
rlval or departure at tbe tttnea atated ia uot
Kuai antet-d. nor doea tbo vompany hold tUell
rom-onnllile forany delay or any couaequenct a
Fielacht rxct-lved ln Baitimore untll 4 p. m
on failtuir da>a.
T. M 0 KUOCH. Ueu'l Frt. aud Pa^a. Ait!J
?, ,, ??,_ Italtlmore. Mo.
W. I). BOOR. Airent Frederic-kabui-K.
PO TOMAC HIVKR KOUTE.
S.h.due in effeet Saturlay. May 15th. ]MM
Tli ?- trlpa wiok'y iKtweou lialtiiuore at d
l.o'\e Ual Imoie. IM r .1. I.ijrbt 8*rect
woath,.riH.inmti..a: at5p.m. evi-ry Monday.'
Wedniwday and SatunHr. f<?r fhe r- 1 owuur
rl\-*r lanoinKa. Alcxundria and Ma-hiturtoti
Hait iinore .r> p. in . Mll 4 r*. ? ro iaac?. Po-to
ll-- O.t.rHMons. CoHiir.a. o>.. llundicka Uka
Walnut I'oint. CowartH. I ewi etU. KiiiHale.
UmIr-o Mun.lv Polot. ?f nt.a. Pii.e. Polnt 10
.. iu . LootiHrdtowii Il'ii.^.ii. AlM-lla.Cohruma.
?**?" Ibndiwood, I.ii..-u.ter 4 p ui.. Kivei
?!...? i lv,rp..?| I'.ii.t. t;i,niont. AU-xandria.
*atopa only on aitrnal.
U*avo ?Va?liinK '>" I> ?'.. fo .t of Vev tatP
Mre, t. we-th. r icr uiititiar. at 4 p. m . eveiv
Monday. W ednea.lay and Saturday. for tbeloi
lowln^ ri>or l-.ndlmraan.l II. liworu
^M-liinx-toii Ali-xnndria 4:4f>p iu., (ii vmo-it
l.iver|MMil Point. Hlvera d . HllHh -.kkI Vmm2
.?a??t.T. t ohrom-4 st,,n.- l^-o tar it >w n t; a iu
AlMlIa. Pi.i.y I'omt. tintr*. Iax1k<- H ?.?,'?
M.in.ly I'oint K!ri^?lc H iuh>ii. i). au Iluu
r??*-*.^*1 *?lnutHiimt, Miwirta Lewia
o . .. B ? 4 ?' m- (ir"* "? r' i'- ?"?? ttveaaaa
I'orto llello .i -a, m . Ifcot i.noiv.
?Stoo only iin nitrna<.
Arrivinain lta tmioie early Wednuaday K.l
ilayand Mun.l.v nioiinii a
troia-bl r.s.hcil iu lUltuuore on aailin^
daya uutil 4 p iu. ^*
Thia liuii- MMaj Nbown tho tini.< at whlfi
atfiaiuura ruay Ik- .x|K-,t.l t<> anrt.? Ht an l
il.-l'i.it from the ameral wliarvo-.. t?ut their
arrivalaordeparturvat tho tituoa atatrnl ia not
Kuai-auttNxl nor.loe.t tho i'.iiu aii) holditawli
rMpooalble torany delay or any coiiaeaiiutic a
ilrlMKfcf I ht-. <?! r on.
SrKPrlKMSUNa ?'Ho.Ajfti.. Waahiiia-ton
KiiAttlK)Nand<lK.MlJ.-> A^ta.. Alexandri.!
Baltimore, Cbesapeake tt Atlantic
JefSSSt RAILWAY CO.
I'Ltiikattaiik Klvtir Une.
st ...,.,**?'",'''"ll' ln?ff?** May-ml may.
",;;i*! Miii ua &uiTu5??2S^
2"J ?fU.1* ** "ra.s *. (Ireen Polnt --i?-,
Stai.,,?.ra -;?. tluiKl^.i, ar.m. Kiw.M.ri4:*"
Keturnlmrateartior e*ve. Kreei.rYf . iu
foUowa: "** VVettner P^kMaOoavaa
1 p. ui. hlliimri.,,,1, |:4(i. toVSatW
?.. *. l?p,n, ' s*iutaou.7:l.'.1 arri\e iu uLui
mor. aatt* iioju iuorniiU awaava iu ualtl
II ih riuao talilo auo*r? tho ||?oaaj -t whl??.
atearuera u?a> tieexpooteU U. ?rrut at -nrfnJ?
JTval '.?2 ? 2T53 *"arv"r ,?t*tua ?ar
rlval ?.r doparrure ai tho tim^i ?t*tod i? mj
?Vii.i-.ki. Thomsom u?ri. Mn.?.?r
Oeu. *ioiMhtauU tttaa?,n,w?r Ajrent
LlltSAPEAKK STEAMSH1P <0.
b'MBIA" AND ? ADODSTA."
For old Poiut Ct.utortMud Norfolk Va.
M.tmmera louve l?alliui?ro daily <?,?otot
Sundayi ai B;a? p- m u arrivo%;, j?o!^
Comiort at a a. m. and Norfolk at 7 auT m
??YOKK KiVi.it LINE"
BlaKOANT HA8HBNUKK MTl.AUKlt "AT
K?vVkAt,Ni!;.orvAHh:sT po,Nr -?j
SteMtii?ia loa.o Raitbuore Tu^adav Th,.?
SS 5 53?W at A 5r "WaSWwS.
tbeauieracad at H.rnia?*,n Polnt Jum"
anfa.? lay Bankaod Aliaond'a. ?,nl' t-'*'?
dTKAMMiS LKAVB BALTIMOKK FHOM
PlKRSlH ANDlV LIOHTST. WHAKF.
TbrouKh tlckeh. to all poluta may l*< a-,
^Ji }***?? "^^rt ??* "tatorti.ru. ?"~
?erv.nl froui tbwOttt Ticker Oiticea. 119 aTaaaU
K. bait.moroMt. ortbe'aenoralOrtleo. LiVbt
?i?a LeoSt.. lUltiinoro. Md. "an*
KKITHKM F08TRK. B.J.CHI8M.
1 M. MoliANNRL. Aaa*t (len'l Pa;-a. Atrtmt
POTOMAC R R
Schcdule in ertect January 4th. 1909.
LBAVE FREDERICKSBURG. NORTHWARD
C 25 a. m. week day*. locad
7 OG a. m. daily.
7 21 a. m. daily.
10 29 a. m. daily. local.
1 2a p. m. week daya.
6 30 p. m. daily. local.
7 ui i>. iu. daily.
10 ?*9 p. m. daily.
LEAVE FREDERICKSBURG. SOUTHWARD
6 65 a. m. daily. A. 0. L. train.
6 01 a. aa, w?fk daya. local.
8 M?. m. Sundays only. local.
10 JW a. m. daily. S. A. L train.
li 49 p. 1,1. week days. local
5 21 p. m. daily. A. C L. train.
? &K p. m. daily. local
9 06 p. m. daily. S. A. L. train.
Ixjcal from Wu.tliiNKton arrivea 11 09 a. m. week.
Arrivala and dcparturca not iruarantml
yf-J,-JArLa*' Tndftc Manuer
C. C. Cox. A??nt.
HH? PPINti I'OK LADIKH.
Save iruvellne t-xpenae* and haveioer
ahoiMtlna] donr by Hra J. P. a-eanlev
WM <?ak Ui.. Maltluiore 1 he ia ?
etaao toueb wiih lae boal atoiea and ct n
oaveonr la.il.?. ????>? o? U.elr pnrchaaea
ln all lln-a li ro-ta ll.e.,, m.tkipgextra
?auiplct 8?Ut Upou i->u,ueal.