Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 07, 1902, Image 4
STAIRS OF SAND A TALE OF A MYSTERY ERNEST DE LANCEY PIERSON itrvios or X "THE SICKIT Or THE MAmONETTtS,' "A DANGHOUS QU1ST," ITC. CHAPTER XIII. 1 tin m iHsOQ u a u mnrnriu Ihe su.ldeu turn of events, and the thought of how neatly he had been tricked, that he could only stare at the door tlirongh which Hendricks had taken hi triumph ant departure. lie had been congratulating himself on hi cleverness in ecuring pos .sim of the agreement, only to find ont that it was but a copy. He was roused from his moody thoughts by the clicking of a door latch, and hia brother entered the room, waving lper gayly in the one hand, while he bummed a song. "Well, James, my boy, you see that I ant cood for something after all! How neatly we tricked the old fellow,' danc ing up and down the room. "Yon are an ass!" exclaimed his broth er, sententioiisly, turning with a scowl, as if he resented his companion's ill timed hilarity. The other came over to him and looked at him in wonder. He wns much younger than his brother, and good looking in a reckless way. In his smart clothes and smooth-shaken cheeks, it would have been hard to recognize him as the wild and ragged being who a few days before had claimed his brother's hospitality at Elton. "What's the matter, Jimmy?" he ask ed, fumbling the paper in his hands nervously. "Matter enough!" growled the elder. "The rogue fooled us with a copy, and that is what you are now holding in your hand, lie had evidently made arrange ments to fool us." ' "The deuce!" and the brother unrolled the document and examined it carefully. "Bless me if you ain't right!" and then, tearing it up with a gesture of rage, toss ed the pieces in the grate. This done, he dropped down sullenly into a chair near his brother, and for some minutes neither of the men said a word. Finally James Ellison rose, and, coming over to where his brother was seated, said in an earnest voice: "I tell yon what it is, Frank: this fel low annoys me, and I wish yon would take steps to relieve me of such an in cubua that is, I mean to get possession of that paper. I don't want him ha run - J, 112 k'ii,w-"t "Re i ft funning rogue, whoever he is," replied the other, thoughtfully. "Cunning; of eonrse he in, and for that reason I am interested in clipping bis claws. Actually, I have not enjoyed a good night's sleep since he appeared. I thought, when Briggs arrived with the Interesting news that be was an escaped -convict, that I had him sure. From the way he acted, I am convinced that Brtggs simply concocted the story in or der to have something to show, iuee he blundered when I set him to watch the man." i "That may have been mere bravado." 1 "Well, if that is true, he is the best actor I ever saw,' or the ennningest rogue. Now, yon have had experience with such people " Frank Ellison adjusted a gold mono elf and. stared, at big, brother with well affected astonishment. "Keally. my dear boy, I am at a Joss to know what yon mean by such vulgar insinuations." James Kllisoii knocked over a vas on the table as he made an angry gf-sture. "Don't, provoke me you are not per forming jnst remember your andience. If yon please. Now. I never bothered my liead abont the people you consorted with." His brother .arose and said, with a sneer: "Are you trying to show me how much more respectable you are than I? Well, we both started out in life to gain a liv ing by our wits. You were lucky enough to marry an heiress, while I was forced to live as I could, brought up to no trade or profession, with a good educa tion and a taste for a luxurious life, and no means to gratify it." "There, tier," said James, soothing ly. "I bad oo intention of hurting your feelings, but I simply stated the case that I wanted you to do what yon could to get possession of this paper. Don't you see that this impudent scoundrel holds me fast?" "Bat suppose he is the escaped con vict V "Bah! I believe that ts all moonshine, invented by that smug rascal, Briggs. 1 don't; put any faith in what he may say Jn the future." "Well, what do yoa want me lo do?' "I want yon to find ont, if you can. who this fellow really ia. If it is true, as Briggs says, that he is that celebrat ed criminal, yon can get some of your t was going to ay 'friends.' but hesi tated) police friend to identify bim. For the fellow seem careless and move aronnd in broad daylight as if he had nothing" to fear." "And what do I get ont of this?" k ed Prank, he eyed hi brother keenly. "Get oat of Hr , "Tea." "Why, anything yon want," replied James Ellison. "That rather a broad statement, isn't Itr and Frank laughed. "No. it la not. I doa't want this mst- ,.ter banting war bc, and I would give 'half what I own to be rid of the io.u hn.." - ladoodr skeptically. "Ob, I mean what I say. Coose, now, Prank, don't act la aa aboard manner yea kaew that yen a aadar obUgatlon te aW That ia a poor way to hogta when F wast a aua to aa yoa a atgaal fa- "IT, I theaght that yoa perhan need titkHB aakJaat exaotty who aqr eredtioi are I aara," iiamiltd Frank, far f ' 1 a. IH ez&timm aa i K j gciua w a avaoa- Copyright, 1M1, ' Br STREET 4 SMITH I length, with long-drawn emphasis. ' nan, .., . ,,., man. Barnett. t man. Barnett. Why on earth do you want to mix in on that affair, anyway." It was James Klliwn's turn to hp siir ! prised. j "I don't exactly understand you." and . be watched his brother, an if wondering what he should hear next. "I believe I talk plainly enough." and Frank lit a cigarette and blew a smoke ring in the air, watching it fade into nothingness with a dreamy expression, a if in deep thought. "Well, it is an enigma to me," replied James Ellison. "Why shouldn't 1 do what 1 can to help a young tuau whom I have protected, and who certainly is not guilty of the crime they accuse him of?" "If 1 were as impolite as you, I should address the same remark to you as yon applied to me but a momeut ago," replied Frank, with a drawl. "If you want me to do what you have directed to find this fellow who calls himself Hendricks, to get possession of the document of adop tionI have but this to say: I will do it on one condition." "And tbat Is?" "That you leave matters as they are, and don't attempt to interfere with the course of the law." James Ellison leaned over tb,e tabje and eyed his brother for a moment anxiously. "What on earth are you trying to get through your bead, I should like to know?" Frank Ellison shook the ashes off his cigarette, and responded, with a smile: "I believe you are the thick-headed one in this instance. 1 say that you must stop your interference in this af fair. I acknowledge that, as the bereav ed husband, you are anxious to protect the accused, and to find the real er-er unfortunate who swured you the for tune. James Ellison laid his hand on his brother's shoulder, and the look on hia face was far from pleasant as he said: "Yon know that I had nothing to do with that." "Xohody said that yon bad. and yet it bas turned out well for you, after all," and Frank blew a big puff of smoke Into the air. "I believe the late Mrs. Ellison had a tight fist, and that it was bard to get her to sign checks there there," as he saw that his brother appeared to be deeply moved, "I don't want to open a fresh wound, but, at the same time, I am stating cold facts. I am a cold, un feeling person, as yon hav probably dis covered before this." "In heaven's name, what do yon want, man? 1 wish yon would be quick about it."' The other coolly tossed bis cigarette In the grate before answering, then he look ed at his brother a moment, and gave Vent to a loud laugh. "Why. I never saw you so much moved in my life." said he, "I want to know what you mean?" "You mean yon want to know what my terms are for securing that document and otherwise suppressing in a gentle manner the little man who has been an noying you." "Yes." "The renunciation of all attempts to help yonng Harnett." "Anything else?" and James Ellison eyed his brother, as If he was To fear of what he wonld say next. "1 think that is about all for the pres ent." said the other, calmly. "In fact. I should like things to go aeainst him, rf possible," continued Frank. "1 would like bim out of the way." "You ptizsle me mor and more." mur mured James Ellison. "Why not come out Bat with what yoa mean?" "Ah." replied the other, with a laugh, "I surprise you. do I? Well. I am a fel low of infinite variety, as yon might hae discovered long ago, if misfortune had not separated u or, rather, fortune in your case divided us." "I am waiting to hear what you have to say," replied James, who now bad be come sullen through the reference ta his fortune. "Well, I have taken a great fancy ta your daughter, and 1 don't mean, if 1 can help it. that this yonng clodhopper shall have her." Ellison rose, and. while his lips moved, not a word came from them. Frank, see ing how perturbed he was, broke into a uoisy laugh. "Why so surprised, my excellent broth er? She is not yonr daughter, and, af ter all, there are cases of an uncle mar rying his niece. I might add to the list of freak marriages. Now, the case stands in this light, and you may look a horri fied as 'you please. It i uiy desire to marry the girl to stop your amiable In terferences with the course the law I taking. If yon refuse, why so much (he worse for you. Who knows bat I may go over to the other side." and, with a malicious smile, be left the room, while his brother, as if stricken with a sudden palsy, stared after bim, unable to utter a word! (To be eaatloaedJ The Octopaa. "What?" ejaculated tbe man. 'Toot hundred dollars for that drew 7" "Yea." answered the wife, soothing ly. "It la the train that make It ao eipenslve." "Ah b b!" groaned tbe hnband, "that cursed railroad treat again ."-Baltimore American. DtaTareat Taelea. Mater Helen To me there I oat an other opera Uka "Martha." Uuchaootb lag, catchy feelodles aa they allure into forfetfalave! Bealljr, I know nothing I llko better tkan "TW lat Roac." Brat her HeTbert-Indeed! I profet tft oaTarafaov-Kew lark TIbmb, LET US ALL LAUGH. JOKES FROM THE PEN8 OF VA RIOUS HUMORISTS. Pleat at lacidents Occnrriag th. World Over-Ka jlngs that Are Cheer ful to Old or Toons-Puna? Belec tioae that Ton Will Enjoy. Hiram Where 'a your son John now? Silas-Oh, he's down to the city doin' literary work. Hiram Is he makln' anything out of It? Sriiis-Yes. I guess so." At least I have to scud him money every time he writes. She Knew a Thing; or Two. She And am I nally and truly the first girl you ever loved? He Certainly. And am I tbe first man you ever lovl ? She Tbe idea! Don't I look to be :nore thau 7 years tf ajre? Kuotistii-al. Green I understand you are looking for a donkey. I've gut oue for sale. Brown I bought one yesterday, but I may want another soon. Green Well, any time you can use a good one, don't forget me. Mivhf "-fiirn. T" Customer Bring me gome, ebfc-se. Waiter Sorry, glr; the cheese is out. Customer What time do you expect it back ? Her First Question. "At last." said tbe great scientist, "I have fully established communication with Mars, What great twstlon shall I submit to them first?" "Aak them," said the young woman promptly, "if tbey have discovered a comfortable and suitable bicycle cos tume for girls that is also attractive." Chicago Pot Higher Prices. "ITow'a this?" ajtked the customer in the bookstore. "Laat week tbe prices on Bacon and Lamb were only $1.25, and now you have marked tbew up to $3." "Well, you we," explained the book aeller, "since the Meat Trout began cor nering supplies " But tbe customer hurried away to se cure matinee seat for "A Texas Stew" before the prices went up at the thea ter, also.-Baltlmore American. Covered the Ground. "Ie Sheriff only had me one time In my life," said the colored witness. "And what did be do with you tlienr "He didn't do inithln' wid me. ub; I outrun bim." Atlanta Constitution. Various Possibilities. "There Is something fascinating about a crowd," said the alert per son. "Yes." answered the languid philos opher; "there Is always the charm of uncertainly aliout a crowd; you enn never tell from a distance whether It is caused by a prince, a politician, a prize-fighter or a pianist." Washing on Star. Home One Klae Did It. "Oh: Willie, you are all battered up again. How did yon do It?" ' Please, ma'm, I didn't do It." Properly Announced. "Well, why don't yon announce me?" Jenianded the ponipuua lady. "Beg pardon, uta'am," stammered the uew butler, "but HI cawn't quite mike out Ibe nlme. Ill it Mr. Jonesmlth? " "No, stupid! 'Mr. Jones Smytba ' " "Oh!" said !he butler, and then bawl ed: "fitupld Mr. Jonea Smyth." Philadelphia Pre. The Baal Thlag. "And bare yon no home tie?" naked 'he sympathetic lady. "No, ma'am," replied the tramp. "All l tie wot I her enoy counecablon vltb la do railroad tie." Now Thar Doa't NellThe loot thing Jeefc did before otng away waa lo kfcnj me. Boss-That jtwt Uka Mat. Ha al-a-ay would postpone a dlaagraaabi taak until the very hut mtauta. Decllalaa Faith. "In my yoaaa; daym," amid tta Mora hief, bitterly, "everybody batlerod bat a maa who tab) ia battle lead a aport ta boaran." "And lo It sot aa newT "Krldeatly not I aara aean karuMta kuikiag boMnaT roeba and taoirtnf way Hrat-4-laao l tf faNf fttopped tbe Gaase. "What broke up the pint pong social down at your church last night V ask ed the young man with tbe clerical gar ments. "Some unregenerate aon of Belial," Mid the second man In church garb. "substituted egg for tbe ball." Judge. , Aa It Appeared. Dlggs-IMd you bny that piece of bronze at an auction aale? Blggs-Xo. But why did you think I did? niggg-Because it look like It had been under the hammer. Proo.fPo.sil I raw . Do you believe the widow' grief ii really sincere? She-I do. Why, she spent half tb Insurance money for a mourning suit and the other half for a tombatonc It All le.ends. F.ews-Don't you dislike to bear a young man talk shop? Kell-Oli, not necessarily. My bean doe it every time he call. Be Indeed: Nell-Yes. You see. he' a street- car eondut.r, and I suppose it come natural for him to aay, "Sit doaer, please." The Husband Knew. Ofty Kditor Kee here, in your obitu ary oi una prominent ciun woman you say she "is a good wife." You mean "was," of course. tUfxmer-.No, I mean "is." Mr. Hen peek, her husband, told me !f I wanted to be absolutely truthful that was to way to put It Philadelphia Proas. Pad Sea-Dogged neat. The ship groaned. nui me uiafly loung Thing who wwi talking to tha Captain was a good Mllor and didn't mind a bit of rough entber. "JVesn't it seem unnecessarily cruel, Captain," she said, "to box a com paae?" Not any more so, mlsa," he replied. grimly, "than to paddle a canoe." A ri tne amp groaned totne mora. Chicago Tribune. Quite Remarkable. Gusblngton Ah! your wife 1 a moat remarkable woman. Hen peck Think so? GuKliitjgton-lndeed I do. Don't yon? Henpeck Well, she certainly I able to make more remark than any other woman 1 know. Philadelphia Preaa. Remnant Sale. "What are you hanging around here for, waller?" "I'm waltln' for you to get fru wid dat chicken 'cause a gcinuian jest or dered t hicken soup." Chicago Ameri can. Aa It Should He. Mile len't it queer that a man' ears are placed in such a way that lie can hear only the sounds in front of him? Giles. Nothing queer about It at all. A merciful Providence never iutended that a ion a should hear what is said behind his back. The Only One. "Kvwylhliig in biblical history," aaid tbe argumentative wife, "goes to prove that Adam loved his wife." "Yes, my door," replied tli cml huwband, "but you must remember tint she wa the only woman he had ever met" Ohio Hate Journal. learned Gradnatiou Kseajr. "Each spring when I listen to th learned graduation essay of a class of wen I (by uieu's sons, at a -ollege coni mencement, I feel that I won't be able 1, hold my Job two week after those smart youth get out hustling for their daily bread In competition with tue," mused th gloomy-eyed, middle-aged man In th back seat. "But on my way home, a I barn that the trolley car conductor la a college graduate, and tbe clerk at tbe corner cigar atore I an other, I begin to chirp up a bit. and In a dy or two I get over my dismal forebodings:"-Puck. Tralg American. Bharpo-Would you care to occupy a IKK) neat and see tbe coronation parade? Wheallon Not If I bad a quarter to alt on the "bleacher." What He Mlaaed. Stranger Is Ir. Qnackerly In Ho-vant No, 1r. He went op the river this morning to shoot duck. Stranger Well, I'm sorry he lan't at borne. I could put him onto bigger game. v Mo Capttalated. Maud Do you mean to tell me that yon and Oeorgo are engaged t it? Mlgnon -Tes; he had quit attending money on me, and I thought I might aa well let him propone. Chicago TYibwo. Imckf Children. The Maid Dear leetle lido, art II not eat aao boahoaa, madam. Mr. HaaaMy-Ah! poor IHtle doggto. There moat he aocaothhag wroavg with than. Olea them ta she'cMldran.-Phil-adaeshla Preaa. - Tlolible ProoC Ptng-What roaaoa aara yoa far thJnkiag Do Joaeo Mrrtatf aa hMattae taai woman? raag-tWaaa aaat af Ma '0VftCOMI.O DIK'FtCf LTIBfc Br J. W. 44ell. 0. D. Foijir one has said we need not look ifni across sttuiis slid sens for oiir Holy Land. Our Holy Land, if we will make it such, is riht around us. The stnii, ffle of a valiant soul Bsain.it the odds that lie about uiukes all ground holy ground. "Fight the Rood fi.ht of faith; lay bold on eternal life." Do It right where you are, am) the ground hereon yon stand is holy ground. Certainly there are enemies enough about us to supply th one condition of opposition by which every resolute soul ai tains. The foes of the soul's hi;h"st interests lurk and confront u every where. We are in the enemy's land and mu.t fight to win. And these very f's, when overcome, help to higher lhinja. This ii the significance of tiie scrip ture at Num. 14 K regarding tbe xin,,i of the land. "They are bread for us." buid Joshua and Caleb, the heroic minor ity of the spies. Instead of hindrance ee may turn them to help; wines instead of weights. Make bread of th giants tnd go on from victory to vietoryj grow ing stronger as we go. It is the secret of ninstery in this world. Take your hindrances ami nver come them, making sleeping stones to higher altitudes, l"se the world as not abusing It. "B not overcome of tvil, but overcotue evil with good." But here is the sharp alternative: fiver come or be overcome. Eat 'be giants or they will eat you. The psople that timorously and faithlensly cried out, "W are but grasshoppers," grasshoppers liiey were, and as such were disposed of under the heel of the veneeful fnnaanite "It a and that estth tin the lihsl. tanls thereof." True indeed. Bat or be eaten.! We can so act. cravenlv and cringinglv. as to invite defeat of th ordinarv ele- ments and agencies tbat lie about us, succumbing to circumstances, or we can stand boldly forth and conquer onr en vironment and wring victory out of de feat, prevailing over our surroundings. Here is the giant of natural deprsvity. Shall we yield to him? Many do, but it is not necessary; It is cowardly, it is faithless. "Where sin abounds grace did much more abound." (!od has pro vided in the philosophy of tbe plan of salvation not only a way of escape, but a scheme of victory wherebv we may T 1 . . ,r"""1"' over him openly. Adam s posterity may ,.t o - . i i - rie higher than Adam. Through tii shedding of the blood we are mide sons fuC:??: 'r f." K"n w?( bT of this faith and prove the victory of the vanquished. Here are the giauts of sinful propensity and of besetting sin. The land is full of them; tbey come in at every avenue and we find them hiding in everv ravine of tbe territory of man's soul. What shall we do with them? Kight them, over-; come them. But there I. only me way. Paul himself, gaging In at them, cried out m the sense of his own waywardness ana we.kn. "O wretched man that 1 am. who shall deliver me from the bodT of , . , this death?' Then like Christian in the dungeon of Giant Despair, ne reacliwd forth his hand and laid hold of the key that extricated bim. "1 thank ttoil through Jesus Chririt," and be was out and away in tbe blessed freedom and full ness of the eighth of Koinans. Here are the gisiils of trials and temp tations that are all around about n. Did Christ leave ns in (heir mldt to be an noyed sud overcome? No, but to ovep- come and get streuglh out f the over coming, and to give him the glory in It all. I pray nnl that (lion "shonldst Iske thent from the evil." And then he svs: "Sanctify them Through thy truth." Now. touch not the lord's anointed. We are his. set spsrt for holy use. This is what ha ba.ened: Ralan thought In pull r.a down wilh temptation and trial, and o, at our cry. Cod stooped down snd pluck ed in up snd set onr feet on a rock; sud. coming nut nf this very test, harsh arid painful n it has been, there is a strength Inst we had not before, snd Cod hss a new victory thst adds ta bis giorv nd i the b:nor of his Son, who saves and love j to save urifo rtie nltarmi,l 1 " ' " ' w filial l -IilJriJ, l- j serve the antagonism of the wicked world! abont ns; tb gaming table, th. da nee ' ball, th saloon, (shall tb. church yield! to these? No; they are here but to prove ns. Met and overcome in the might of' righteousness, they become trophies to! tr.il eveatn.lly at the chariot wheel, of him who ahall rid victor at last. Not. Ihe antagonism of skepticism, infidelity and distinctive criticism. Out nf these firs comas the Word of Cod, shining brighter than ever, helped on by its very foe. Hee tb antagonism of false relig ion, whether pagan or civilised. The white light of par religion will est them all up and feed t last npon I heir sub- stanc be of the white horse come forth it last eonqn.rlag and I eanuer. And last of all the giants of diaeiw and death. Oh. the beautiful Cbri spirit (hat bar. rUeo ev from the j . bed lo praise Ood and to gtory io Iribula tion also, fur tribulation worbeth pa tience, and patience eaperienee, and perl rae. hope, and the lor of lod hed abroad in th heart! And for death! Here at hi laet fell blow Hataa met hi worot dleesmStnre, aa tb freed apirlt rise chanting. "Thank be to Ud that giveth a th eietory through ear 10d ,lew Cbsest." 141'cctMa oriajpi too ooajixT. Br Her. 4rfnar r fhelr. C ynng maa be laeeoaafaj tad a Cbhaviaa? One of the war raarnre of ear dy I th waeehlp of eneea far :t ewe k, and apart foam the meane by which it i obtained. To he r- tul la all aaawa aak: aa aa th . maa may go for eaeeaje, a rtea 11 !; hat arh a anaeMe m rotta (he ear. T i il worth aaat 'r nethtajg ; rW lllal FtafdJIaWHty , of eh maa la l-orseasing snd there la a failure that fc worth fsr more than some 4iicce There are three elements which every young man who desires success shotdd eultivste in his life ierseverane, Integ rity snd faith in God. A high-minded, honest and truthful young man may sometimes think suceeaa i S. I-.. I .. k. a-JM .n in ?h end. The ssying that "One cannot bo honest and live" i as old a the detii. I and. Hke the devil, it is false. Avoid sn overindulgent spending or money. It is not hard work, but self-indulgence tbat ruins men. llevelry and luxury are the enemies of success. I teal happiness consist not In increalag riches, but in limiting one's want. fHl'HCIIKS XKKI1 GltADCATKeJ. By Itr. W. K. fteaara. As multitudes of graduates have passed out from the collegK and university halls, many of our alert religions worker hata found themselves asking: "Why do not more or Ihcse enter the membership of ih r-lniri h?r' If is true that some af iheni have become stanch members of active ehurrhe: but it is also apparent tluit the great mass of educated yoalk pKse by religious institutions. in short, there are many ronservsttr minds who feel that tbe church is not aliracliug enough of ih college and uni versity uirii, so tbat there is no mora important and timely question that be asked than this: "What mint th church do to enlist the attention and services of the college and university graduate?" It seems apparent that ths pnlp't that ia to attracl the graduate roust, in tbe first place, be sincere, practical and care ful in its tliongbl. It is true that there are some men who pass from college wh need primarily a more manly character, and there may he others who, ia their tn difterence, are satisfied with a diploma. But the normal college graduate cornea forth with a mind that is alert and hnn- r iruiu a uiiuu mai unn i io0r tbong.it and will not respect intel- ! ',',usl ttdHy. Ibe college graduate na, nra to intns deeply on evolution. i and no church can gain his interest ay I referring to the evolutionary theory whh merely a sarcastic remark. The -graduate of recent years have learned rnoeh about psychology, and the clergyman tbat would hold their raapect cannot pa it over with a joke. It ia Irue that the church should not be carried away with evolution or the new psychology; it should not trsnsform it pulpits into laboratories for trseiug tha ascent of man and dissecting the experi ences of the soul. But at least, if it would attract the student, it must eeasa I to trifle and manifest a respect for : -Pi.(, I In brief, the mind of the modern eul- frankness, and if the church is to drsw j college men it must meet them with a similar candor. There exixu to day too much of a dif ference between flic teachii.es of the i Christian college and some of the prcaeh i ing of the Christian pulpit. The college " ' ,r h ' J , 7 J I ' . 1 1'. ' . "" ' :i" Ye even ..h T V I t. J !L iVu'i' ""A"' " ."Z . '. 1" " '? " - "". u "u uic one nsiiii we nun that all of the seminaries renuest ihat new lighl be hed on Biblical interprets lion. on llie other hand the very pulpita Hist mother theological schools often de cry an advance in Bible sludy as irre ligious. The supreme need of onr day is that the Colleges and churches adjust Ihem--selves lo earh other, so tliat the graduate can pans without jar or hitch from the school to the church. If (he college U too Tar advanced lei it slacken il tep. But if the church is tardy and lumbering ia it growth let it mov forward. If the church la to attract the graduate it must remember that it task is not that of overthrowing whal (he scholar aa learned in college, bin that of adding to what he hss there acquired. The fart is we need this army of young graduates and thinkers In our churches to-day. But if we are lo enlist their in terest we should not oppose scholarship, but rsiher meet ihein with an ilie1c.' tual fairness snd reverence for truth ai " well as righteousness. fHR)T TRK MRKRATOK. f , , , , . tr i" the d.vine liber.tor. There ?" I"1' A"" "f '""'" t Ihe Isavior, b"U"'n' ? ,h"",'-'- "" ""baasy nt Cbr1"1 ,0 lb'' "orld ,h ""' '"" PT,"', '?Bl hno'"1 bnr'' ''"! M ,n madnr from th T "1 i "r"' "l,i' I of earth. His coming was tbe fal.ll- nnt of prohry. He came to do asany things for mn, hut olmve all he rata to set men free from th dominion and slavery of sin. W. hav. had many saviors sad redeem ers of men. W ashington led th. Colo nial fathers to independence, and Lineola set Ibree million slaves free. But Jena Christ ram lo lead ill men wrd anir idia I independence, and liberated a wesM of human beings from tb. bondage of evil. I belie, in th. old fashioned Aoetrin of personal devil and tb natural de pravity of human aatnr. Kehttiea, environment and tb dvaaeemeat of civllitatinn are pleasant terms to eon Jnre with. Hut il ia self-evident fiet, based upon a careful study of human Ma tory. that lb whole morl tendeaey of the rare was desperately downward na til the advent of Jean Christ, tb divine liberator. Bnbia. Bnalaeo can never be aa eienae for the Chrtatlan to forget la dlaeharge bla eellglooa dm lee, nor eaa a Chrietlan hualaea man lire la ae rordanc wHh the dictate of Ohrlat and prevent hi employe dlaeaargtaf them. Ho moot bo a ahlnlag riamplo to them la Christian life. -Re. Dr. Darllagtoa. piaropallaa, Braoktm K. T. It la Impeeeibl that a aM waa hj fala to bla frteaaa ahwaM a hra a There la i khat la set worth ah hat aatry -l ! 'i 't.; abac-rack.