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UNCLE SILAS AND 4THE WORLD.
"What'i all thla thing aboutf says ha, "Wall. I dunno," says I. "What rood la all t hi worl' tome. This Ian an sea an sky? The lame ol thing! Olt up an' dress. An' Mt an work like slr: The n fo to bed, KU up an dress. An at an' work ag'ln. What's all thla thing about?" says he. Bays I: "Can't tell y, John; Cut as for me, I like to tee. To se the thing go on. There ain't no end to thla machine. An wo man hereabout, flo fur aa I have ever seen. Can tell what It grinds out; Ita belts are hitched to far-off gears. Far off be-end the tun, An' I've no doubt 'twill run for years The way It alius run." Tut what's tho thing about?" sars he; Pays I: "Can't tell ye, John; But as for me. I like to see. To see tho thing go on." 'TIs day an' night an' night an' (fay, Tho same oP thins," eays John. "I guess It Is," nays I, "but say. Let's watch tho thing on. For all the grass an things that grow. An stars, It seems to me. Are Jest a free-for-nothln' show, For us deadheads to see; An' I ain't tired of. It ylt. It's pretty mtddlln', John; An' as for me, I like to see. To see the thing go on. 1 Ilk to see the things, my friend, 'TIs healthy sport for man. Though I can't tell you where 'twill end. Nor where the thing began." "What's all this thing about?" "Dunno; 'Tls fun enough for me To Jest lay back an' see the show An' wonder; yes, sir-eel An so I guess that we are here, An' that's our business, John, To work an git ourselves in gear To help the thing go on." 6am Walter Fobs. In N. T. Bun. A- CASE IN EQUITY. BY FRANCIS LYNDE. Copyright, i89j. by J. B. Llpplncott Co. XVI I L Contin Ced. The manager crept back to his chair again, and Sharpies sat down. "That was a good joke of yurs, Mr. Thorn dyke," he said, with nn unpleasant mlle. "Of course you know that tho orginal value of the land was next to nothing." "I don't care to argue that point or any other. The question between ua U simply this: will you pay me $100,000, or shall I give you in charge for forg ery?" While Thorndyko was speaking, Sharpless was swaying gently back and forth in tho pivot-chair, with his right arm lying upon tho desk. In the little interval of silence that followed, th-j fingers of the idle hand sought tho knob of & small drawer under tho pigeon boles. When ho began to speak the lawyer's voice was smooth and passion less. "Let us assume, for the sake of example, that what you say of us U true; that we are the unscrupulous vu lains that your indictment presup poses." The hand on tho desk was me chanically opening and closing the drawer, and l'hilip saw a glint of nickel-plating among the papers. As Burning this, doesn't it strike you that you are a little rash in coming here to threaten us?" Tho Idling liana dropped carelessly into the open drawer and lay cuicKcent. Philip Ignored the hypothetical menace, and kept his eyes fixed upon tho motionless hand. "Violence Is always a dangerous veaion, Mr. Sharpies," he said, quiet lr. "and you will agree with me that when It becomes necessary to employ it, hesitation Ls not to bo too strongly deprecated. I'll trouble you to closo that drawer." In the duel of words Sharpies had been reflectively measuring . the dis tance Wtwcen himself and the cost pocket into which Philip had slipped his hand at the beginning of the inter view. The deductions were evidently upon the side of prudence, for he shut the drawer with a snap omuurneu away from the desk. "Golnar bock to the original question your demand is unreasonable; ond If it were not, there is not such an amount as you name In all the banks in the city." "Probably not; and, in any event, 1 should prefer your draft on New York, secured by a mortgage on all the prop erty of the company In Chllmath county. "Oh, you would?" Sharpies waalos Ing his self-control. "Perhaps you think I own the property In fee simple !You ought to know, If you know any lhlng at all, that I should have to sub jnlt the matter to our New York of Hcers. Knowing that he hod the sword In Philip could not refrain from twisting it a little In the wound, "r mm my point of view, that would seem to be the lost thing you'd care to do. You could scarcely afford to give the facts in the case, you know, and I don't see how anything else would answer. How ever, that is all beside the mark. I know that you have tho authority to sign papers and to transfer projerty" he looked at his watch "my time Is lim ited, gentlemen; which Is It to 1, an amicable settlement or let us not mince matters the chain gang?" . For the' first time during the inter view Fench roused himself to speak "For flod's sake, Sharpie, don't trifle with him; give him what he wonts!" None the le, Sharplrss fought des perately, contesting every inch of g roiund. It would take time to draw tip the papers; he must at least be ol lowed to telegraph New York; he had o idea that his draft would l honored without explanations. To all of which rhlllp turned a deaf ear and pointed inexorably to the alternative, lie mast have the draft and the security, or the law should x allowed to take if conr?e. When it flnnlly came down to a mere question of tho time required for the .preparation of the-papers l'hilip produced a draft and mortgage rendy for sfgnature, together with a mlt-clnlin deed sigived by himself as attorney la fact for jonniuigrow. "You have a notary within rail," he said; 4have him come in and witne- your signatures." The manager a clerk was summoned, and when Tench had written his name with trembling fingers under the scrawling nip-nature of tho attorney, tlie clerk filled out the attestation, and the mortgage and the draft wero hand- ed to Thorndyke. Sharpless dismissed the young man curtly when his duty was performed and turned Irascibly upon his successful opponent. "You will remember that this was our own proposition," he said, angri ly? "I 'ou fa'r warning that j-ou'll have trouble with the matter yet be fore 3'ou're through with it. Now give mo thut paper that you've made so much of." It was a rush speech, ond If lawyer 8harples hnd not parted with all Ids reserves of shrewdness he would never iave uttered it. l'hilip calmly Ignore! the demand end answered the threat. "I shall look, to you to smooth away all difficulties," he said, rising and tak- ng up his crutches. "On the day your draft is honored I will release the mort- gngo and mail you the forged deed and not a moment sooner." Five minutes afterward he was mak ing his way across the crowded street to where l'rotheroo stood with two saddled horses. "It's done," he said, briefly, while tho engineer was helping him to mount. "Let's pet to the courthou ns quick os we can; I shan't be oble to breathe comfortably until tho mortgage is on record." XIX. CONFESSION. AND ABSOLUTION, rrotheroe tried, to make himself be lieve that ho should not have allowed rhilip to persuade him to go back to Duncan's after the recording of the mortgage, lie argued that it would bu better on all accounts if ho should drop quietly out of tho small melodrama in which ho had at the first figured only as a supernumerary. The resolu tion hung In the balance while he wait ed at tho courthouse for Thorndyke, ohd it was the thought that, he still owed Klsie some Indefinite debt of apol ogy and explanation that finally turned the scale in thedirectionof Philip'surg- ings. On the way up the volley he tried to reconstruct his dlimemWrcd Ideal. to the end that he might be able to wit ness Philip's triumph with some out ward show of equanimity; and when they reached the farmhouse he found this easier than he had anticipated. While Thorndyko was deservedly tho hero of the day, the re joicing in the Duncan household was sincere enough to bo infectious; and before he knew it, l'rotheroo wus ex tolling Philip's courage aud persever ance quito us honestly as any of the ethers. When tho excitement hnd alittle sub sided, Philip asked how Kilgrow could best be reached. Duncan wanted to climb tho mountain himself, but his wife objected. 'It'll just I flyln in the faceo' Prov idence, wi' your rheumatics, Jamie, and that'll no do, whatever," she said: and when Protheroe offered to go, a fresh difficulty arose. "Ye wouldnn find auld Johnnie In u month o Sundays, Robbie, lad. Dinna ye ke.n he's hid awa frae Sharpies an' his gang?" Then Lisle came to the rescue, and Duncan demurred again. "I'm no that free to lat ye go, lairnle; the Lord on'y knows how monyo Sharpless cut throats ye might be fallin' in wi'." All of which pointed to an obvious conclusion. Deforo Protheroe could 2 f Vtaat sere roe fee? site kerf. finally determine whether to be glad or son-y, he found himself helping Klsia up the path on John s mountain. W it ti the unlimited opportunity for free speech his confession stuck fast in his throat. At first Lisle was too joyous; no man in his soler senses could plead his cause liefore a Judge whoso ebul lient happiness overflowed all the ap prooches to seriousness. And after ward, when his taciturnity had damp ened Llsic's enthusiasm, tho difficulties were Increased rather than diminished After a time they stood together upon tho brink of tho Pocket, and l'rotheroo realized that it was then or never; in a few minutes they would lo with the old mountaineer. "Wait a minute, please," h said, as Klsie waft atiout to lead the way to tho path down tho cliff. She stopped obediently, and tho fear tii at delay would bring more irresolu lion mado him go on quickly: "I want to tell you how sorry I ora for what I did the other day; I know it was Incx cusable, but I haro done what I could to atone for it. She was standing at the verge of the cliff, clinging to a small tree growing out of ft crevfeo in the rock, and looking down into the billows of foliage I low. "What have you done?" she asked. "It isn't much, I know; but I kept my promiae I brought him back to you." "Mr. Thomdyke, you rntw?" "Yes." Tm sure I'm tnuoh obligrd; it a awfully good of you." She turned still farther from him and he made an involuntary step to ward her when she leaned over the edge of'the rock. Then lie saw that she was shaking with suppressed laughter, and penitence very neurly became wrath. "Why are you laughing at me?" he demanded. "Pecnuse you're so ridiculous," ahe retorted, facing him suddenly. "What makes you talk as If Mr. Thomdyke be longed to me? What right have you to think that he is anything more than a friend of my father's, like like your self? How do you know that he Isn't engaged to the young lady in New York who writes to him every week?" Protheroe made a praiseworthy at tempt to be coherent, but it ended rather tamely. "Then you then 1 have been mistaken all along in think Ing Klsie, please come wny from that cliff and tell me you forgive me." "I won't not till you catch me." And, with a mocking laugh in which there was more joy than derision, she slipped over tho edge of the rock and was nearly out of sight in the path be low lefore l'rotheroo gathered enough presence of mind to accept her chal lenge. The chose was short and vigor ous, and when it was ended the process of forgiveness appeared to bo pome what abstru.se and complicated, judg ing from tho time which elapsed before the young man and the maiden present ed themselves in the cave of the moun tuineer. Kilgrow took the news of his pood fortune with a serene complacency born of a happy Ignorance of money values. "Thess so's 't they-all '11 lemme alone, is all I keer," lie said, and they hod some trouble in making him understand that his presence was needed nt the farm house. Loving and trusting KM?, he went willingly when he understood what was wanted of him; ond on the way back to tho valley he was mindful enough of his own long-buried youth to keep well out of earshot of the two young ieople, to whom tho return jour ney was only too thort. The afternoon sun was shining slant wise over the neck of the Dull when they reached the house, and nfter the reticent and embarrassed mountaineer had run the gauntlet of congratula tion Tliorndyke took him up to the attic ledroom. 'You understand that I'll have to go to New York to collect this money," he legan, when he wna alone with Us client- "What nm I to do with It, and how much shall I keep out for my fee?" A smile of child-like surprise flick ered for a moment on the withered face of the old man. "Per you-uns pay? I thort I doue tol' ye 'bout that thar. Moi.g back yonder nt tho fust. I Mowed to vou-unw then thatef so be yec d raise me $2,000 oufn hit" "Hut that's sheer nonsense, you know," protested Philip. "I should be treating j-ou worse than the others to take such an ndvajitnge." "P.arg'in's a barg-'in," Insisted Kil grow, firmly. "It wasn't a bargain, but I'll tell you what I will agree to; I'll divide this money equally with you." "How much d' ye reckon that d be?" "Fifty thousand dollars apiece." The sum xas still too large to be com prehensible to Kilgrow, and Philip sought to help him. "If you put your sharo Into government bonds, the In terest would be obout $1,1100 a year." Theold man sat In perplexed silence re volving hift hat slowly in Ids thin hands. "I reckon I cayn't figure hit out ef I try," he said, after a little. "I wisht you-uns M do whatsomcver ye th ink's right weth hit." "I'll Invest it for you, If you like, and the interest can be sent to Duncan." "I reckon that'll le all right." Kil grow rose and moved toward the door, stopping on the threshold to ask a question that troubled him more than tho disposition of his newly-acquired fortune. "Ye reckon them fellers is plum shore 't lemme alone, now, air ye?" , "Why, certainly. Tho thing's done ond settled, and they've no more reaon to persecute you now than if you d never owned the land." "Thank ye; that's what I keer fer more'n the money. D ye 'low ye'll put hit in them thar bon's?" "That will lie the safest investment for you." There was another pause and more eearchlng for the few common factors of speech. "I'm gettln sort o' tol'able ol, these days, an' they ain't nobody ter come otter me; I reckon they ain't no way ye c'd fix hit so't the little gal mought git hit w'enr I'm th'oo weth hit?" "You meon Duncan's daughter?" Kilgrow nodded. "Why, yes; I can buy the bonds in her name, if you wish." "Thank ye; that thar'awKatl'sp'lnt in' at." He nodded gravely and left the room, coming back again presently to hold out hi hand ncross the table to Philip. "I cayn't jaw much you-uns done foun that out fore now but I reckon jou-uns kin sort o lay hit out in j'ou-uns' mln' whot-all I'd say ef on'y I thess knowed how. Taln't many of era 'd V tuk up fer a pore ol' to'n-up wildcatter, nohow." Philip grasped the extended hand an J wrung it heartily. "Don't say a word, Mr. Kilgrow; the obligation Is all on my side: I should bo a poor man to-day if I hndn't won for you. And, besides, you know I'm a young lawyer and this is my first case; I ought to thank you for giving it to me. And I do God Mem youl" iTO PR CONTtNUtD.l A fUrtnna Csse, "Mrs. Newly, is it true that your bus band is so very absent-minded?" "Perfectly. We've been married six months and many an evening at 11 he pets up, takes me by the hand, tells m what a delightful tlmo he had and would leave if I did not remind him." Detroit Free Prei. AT SEA IN A COFFIN. A Convict's Queer Attempt to Kacape In eialctirol Canoe. Some curious detuils of the life of the French convicts at Cayenne, (Juayane, and the Safety islands are given by M. Paul Mimande in u volume which he has just published in Paris, entitled "Forcats et Proscrits." After describing all the most famous crim inals at present In the penal colonic. the author deals with livarvelous es capes and attempts to escape. Perhups the most remarkable of them all is that of the onsa.Hsiu Lupi, who went to stvi in a conin. He man aged to get some nails, tar and cotton, and one dark night he got into the coffin shed, lie selected a fine, stanch aud seaworthy coffin, fastened the lid. in order to turn it into a deck, leav ing a cockpit sufficient to enable him to crawl in. lie calked all the joints a well as he could, ami when this work was finished he made a pair of paddles out of two planks. Then he brought out his craft with great jre- caution. Without much difficulty he reached the water's edge. Then he launched his bark and crawled on board. Assisted by the tide, he pad dled his sepulchral craft. Silently and slowly he proceeded. In the hope of reaching either Venezuela or Hritish Guiana. Now, 150 nautical miles in a cofllndid not constitute a very tempting enter prise, but Lupi was full of confidence. At the penitentiary it was soon discov ered that he was missing. No boat had been taken away. The boats were always well guarded, and nobody ever dreamed for a moment that any man would go to sea in a coffin. It was thought that he had either committed suicide or concealed himself some where near by. Fortunately, or unfortunatelj', for Lupi, the steamer 'Abeill returning from the Antilles, off Paramaribo, came close to him. Tho captain noticed an object that looked like a piece of wreckage around which a flock of sea gulls were circling and screaming. Nat urally that excited his attention, lie steered the boat in the direction of'the object. As he came close to it his curi osity was increased. The thirjg which at first he took to bo a piece of wreck age turned out to be a coffin, and in addition to its noisy-winged escort it was accompanied by two guards that traveled on either side of it like mount ed escorts at the doors of nn official car riage. These two guards were enor mous sharks, whose great dorsal fins from time to time seemed to touch the sides of the. box. The captain of the Abellle stopped the vessel and ordered a boat to be launched nnd manned. When the boat approached the coffin the birds continued to hover about, but tho sharks went down. The men In the boat looked Into the box, and what was their astonishment to find a man in it half drowned nnd almost In a fainting condition. They hauled him Into the loat nnd took him on board tho vessel, and a few hours Inter he was In irons in his cell. Unseaworthy boats are sometimes called coffins, but Lupi Is perhaps the only man who ever went to sea fn a genuine coffin. N. Y. Sun. LIFE IN ALASKA. More Money In MerehnndUe Tlmn in I'rospeellnif. After spending nino years or more in the gold ileitis of Alaska, Charles Kosen berger, who was lmrn and reared on the North side, nnd whoe jvimits live on California avenue, near Sedgwick street, does not think much of the prospecting for gold business. He tried his luck at digging for three, or more years, spent all his avlng In gold stock Investments, ond finally gave up tho idea and witlcd down among the Indians of the territory, trading in furs nnd general merchandise, Helios since found that there Is much more gold In the regular business channels of Alaska than in tho ground where so much of the valuable mineral is suppowd to lc dcjwslt"d. Henry Mutli, of Allegheny, was one of the boon companions of KosnMiberger before he left the city. He met his old comrade two years ago when he came licre on a vldt, Mr. Muth says that Itowcnlierger wns discouraged with the gold business, but was impressed with the rugg-ed life lie had been leading in the north. Mr. Muth is familiar with the tough exjerience of his friend in finding a suitable claim In Alaska that would ian out the profit in gold to ny him for his hard work aaid troubles. Mrs. I tnKcn I ergcr, mother of Charles, said recently that Khohad not received a letter from her son for over seven months. When he last wrote he nnld ho was doin a thriving business. He is now located in Hack, Prince William sound, and I doinjr a general merchan dise business. He is olut 150 miles away from the gold mining region. The letter speaks of a liuralxr of jieople from Pennsylvania who went to Alaska to seek their fortunes, but who finally returned short of money ami every thing else. The writer declare that gold h to lo found in the region, but he nays U. is one eluuvoe out of a doreji who will turn over the lucky noil. Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph. Vmt Iron Dona unil1 llnnai Stataea. For us, In America, it would perhaps have leen better if the gardens of Italy did not exist to enthrall the trav eler with their sensuous charms, for to them we owe the unhappy attempts at imitations which find expressionIn the cheap substitutes for real mag nificence the zinc tatues, the foun tains in which tho feeble stream seems glad to hide Itself In the cast iron basins, the stags ond ferocious mastiffs in bronzed iron, the century plants in cheap vncs, the bogus statues, ugly pa vilions nnd summer houses which seem a necessary adjunct to our private gar dens nnd public parks. Architectural Pev lew. Tf you own ft bicycle you ore never cut ft'n job. It always nerds repair V;r Wo.hlrg1on Democrat FOR SUNDAY READING THE LITTLE OLD CHURCH. Down In the smoke, where the roar and ths rush Of traillc Is harl all day: Where the cars and the trucks and th carriages crush The crlnlthat pets In the way: BurrounUtvl hy bullillnirs that tower above AnJ nunketl by a bright Mt of sod An oasts left there In the iletu-rt of trade Is a spot that belongs to God. I steal through tho half-open door and alt down In an lJ-faahloned pew to dream To forget th roar of tho money-mad town And through a memorial window a btara Of Ood's weet sunlight forces Itself, And Illumes the dark old place; And a smile of sweet welcome seems to sprt-Ad O'er the pictured Saviour's face. And so for awhlla my mind Is freo From the world and its mad affairs; Again my mother sits next to me, And I hear her whispered prayers! O, blissful hour! O, sacred spot. What sweet old memories do ye bring! O, cramped and crowded houso of God, What glories still round the cling I Again I can hoar the sweet old chimes. As I slowly move away. And I am better for thinking of thoso old time I've communed with Him to-day! Surrounded by buildings that tower above, And flanked by a bright bit of sod. There Is rest, there Ls hope, there Ls happi ness On this pot that belongs to Ood. Cleveland Leader. STUDY TO DE QUIET. A Btrsvnite Antbltlou Pronoaed by I'moI Work of Unlet Forces. To the restless Thesalonlans, puz zling their mind over the future and neglecting the common business of life In their anxiety alout the wcond com ing of Christ, Paul proposes a at ranges ambition. "Covet this reputation," says he, "to be quiet, and to attend to your own accustomed employments, and to labor wiith your liands, as we commanded you." Tills passage con tains a kindly warning still needed to day, but needed for a precisely opposite reason. The ThesKalondans wero too much occupied with thoughts of Heaven to be worth much on earth. Most of us have eolittle of the true Heaven-11 fe, the "age life," that Is, life of the new and heavenly era so often poken of in the Gospels, ond "translated "eternal life, that it hardly affects at all the worry and hurry with wlilch, we zealously pursue the paltry alms of "the life that now is." Strangely enough, while the thought of endless destiny ond mibllmv reward does, in most cases, profoundly modify ourmotlves, Itofton falls utter ly to bring into the ordinary perplex lties of business nnd home life that stead v calm which we see In the life of our Iord and 4n all truly great oul, Quietness of spirit does -not come naturally; it must be acquired. Paul shows his usual knowledge- of human nature In the peculiar phrase, "study to le quiet," or "lc ambitious to be quirt. Probably the other odmonltlons' ore not -widely needed In our age and "time Industry and the dignity of honest work stand hlgli in our scale of virtues In the United States. There are Indeed young men who affect to despise. man ual labor and regard some minor clerk ship as more to be desired than the work of the mechanic. Ihvt for themoist jmrt they are laugtied at for the preju dice by men older and wiser. The very pride that wme of us take In diligence in business is closely allied to the hustle and bustle that thealens every Kphere of existence not only commerce and manufactures, but education ond re llgkr ns well. Tole always on the go Is the height of ambition. To seem to be on the go does almost os well for some people. Leisure nnd meditation ore crowded out. If one is attempting to acquire mentaldlsclpllne In an ujvto- date university, he Is likely to succumb to the headlong Impulse of the place and lose nil sense of scholastic leisure In rhemad rush for cred its- and courses. Ileliglou-s work shows n similar tend ency in some of its phase. Wenrefar from being too active Irv missionary en deavor, either at home or abroad; but in the regular meetings of the church, especially in those of the young1 people, there issometJmesonanxlety to"ee the wheels go rounxV'h ether they are do ln any work or not; a delight in ann chinery, wlilch is not abated even if the machinery rattles ft little. Can we not accomplish Jut as much nvithout the liurry and the obtrusive desire for rec ognition.? The quiet forces accom plish the unoet In thjs world, because none of their energy It wasted. Hut suppose one I naturally of a nervous, restless dispositions nnd finds it difficult to cultivate a quiet life, free from worry and complaint, and undlt turled by the up and downs of the day. rerhoj of all the remedies that may1esugsrested, none Js more effectual than the forward look fto which the Thcsalon!ann were over much given. They thought too continuously of the w onders of the world to come; we sel dom allow a vision of the future to throw it.v quieting1 light across the troubled preeent,s the mellow rays of an autumn sunset aoften the outline of a rtigged landscape, and flood the fleet Jnff glorles'of the leave with a momen lory promise of stplendor unearthly and abiding. Surely the eternity that lie be-fore us nhould give not only wolemnlty to life; but a patient peace not easy to disturb or destroy. Some people feel o strong ly the shortness of life that they are in a constant rush to get thing's done. Others, more wisely, remember that we have nil eternity to get things done, and need concern ourselves only olout get ting thenn well started. The ambition to be quiet is certainly not the highest of all. Theman that work nnd worries Is better than the mnn that mnlntalns calmness because he never undertakes anything to !iturb It. Hut the fact rcpain thnt a Christian who has stood on the mountain nnd got the true per spective of life, has no need to grow r Mlenwlicn he descends 1o tnke uplhe '.nl; of every day. shkago Standard. Tf you would outwit tho devil, keep br:y. PREVIOUS GOOD CHARACTER. . ,Vo Guarantee That n Man vuii oi Co in in It it Criminal Act. ; Lntelv. when a judge was about to. pronounce sentence upon a couple of( men who had Wen convicted or gelling i monev from the city of Hostou by false pretenses, counsel for the prisoners elo quently pleaded for light sentences ou tho ground that their clients were men. of good repute lu the communities where thev resided and had neither of them ever before been nccuscd of crime Witnesses were produced who, them selves meuofgoodstandingauiongthelr neighbors, testified in the strongest terms to the previous good characters the men about to receive sentences. It was shown by this ev idence, nnd iudecd, common repute fully bears it out, that not only were the convicts free, up to tho time of their arrest on the charge in question, from criminal records or accusations, but they were in many principal respects exemplary mem bers of society. They were sober, in dustrious, peaceable, charitable, punc tual in the payment of pecuniary obli gations, straightforward aud trust worthy in the ordinary business affairs; of life; and, besides were gcxxl neigh bors, free from habits of personal vice, and possieHed domestic virtues. Cases such as these aro common. If they were not common we should not think it worth while to make special comment on them. Heing common they help to prove the existence of a highly Important class of facts relating-to the) science of criminology. They tend to show that the possession of what ls called "a good moral character" is no guarantee at oil that a man will not commit a criminal act. All that such a character, as ordinarily defined and un derstood, guarantees is that ho will not, in all probability, do any of the thing forbidden by tho particular social or commercial code to which ho is in the) habit of conforming. Thus it is reason ably certain that n man who is habitu ally sober will not get drunk; that a man whose reputation for honest deal ing is based upon long acquaintance with him will not steal; that a peace able, kind-hearted citizen will not stir up a street brawl; that a man whoso word is ns good as his bond , and whoso lond is as good os the bank, will not defraud his creditors; that the man who prefers the society of his wife and children to that of the club, or of sumo less reputable resort, will not become the corespondent In a divorce suit. Hut such is tho inconsistency of hu man nature that none of these thing can le at all trusted os proving or strongly tending to prove that such a man, If elected to tho legislature, wilt not take a bribe; or if he speculates on, the stock exchange, will not connive nt the circulation of false rumors affect ing the price of shares; or that, if ha controls a manufacturing industry, he will not take nlvantagt of the hard times to compel his employes to accept a ten per cent, reduction from their al ready starvation wage, while ho him self manages to secure an addition of 20 per cent, to his already opulent sal ary. Few things aro more perplexing and discouraging to the sincere moralist who is also a social philosopher than this division of human nature on ita moral side into sections and strata that seem to be strangely disconnected ono from another and each from the whole. There have been theories, some of which still find wldo acceptance, that are an tagonistic to these facts. Some theo logical conceptions refuse to take ac count of tills contradictorlncHs of hu man nature. The claim is mado that character Is one warp and one woof throughout tho whole fabric. Some Scripture text are cited in support of tho theory of uniformity. Somo at tempt ls made to prove it by facts. Hut tho facts will not bear investigation, and tho texts are perverted by false Interpretation. For the moralist and for the religious teacher tho only safety ls in symmetry. It will not do to dejend upon nny cure-all for tho soul any more than for the body. There is no panacea, Tho religious or moral quack who pretends he has found It Is as dangerous to tho social and moral health os is thomedlcai quack to the bodily health. It is only by attacking sin at every point and by guarding against it nt every point that the citadel of tho soul's life can bo kept secure. Hoston Advertiser. SPEAR POINTS. l'ltby Dili nt Simureallon from lbs llam'a Horn. Harneetnrss ls self-denial at work. Love cut the guardian knotof doubt. A bad man sees little good in other people. A man is known by what ho is ond where he is. Contentment is the art of doing with out things. The crown U beyond the cross of toll and self-denial. A minute man is one not found in a second's place. The seeds of virtue gTOW beat wher planted early. To get money without work liaa rnnde all the thieves. Your acts will not go right while your thoughts go wrontf. "Success is costly." Paste thee thre worth across your mirror. Satan can wax fat In a heart too small for Jesus to squeeze into. If we would know God well, wo must become familiar with His Hook. The more thankful we are, tho more w will discover to 1 thankful for. L'nderstnndlng J enlightened' com mon senso fortified by moral integrity. Nothing is more to bo dreaded in church or state than ignorance on fire. ThelxMtcrwe know the Hible, the bet ter we will know the God who gave it. When we look to God ns the Giver of nil good, wc will find good in nil ITo gives. A drop of the oil of humility will save n man from a great deal of the rraart ot humiliation.