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CHAPTER XXII. Continued.)
"Heaven be. blessed for this new omen
f success"' exclaimed Balgonie in
French. "And you were not drowned?"
"No; I nam down the Neva, under
water, escaping many a bullet got
ahor end reached tba old place in the
d wfere Olga, the grpsr, atained my
face, trimmed and dyed my beard, as
you see. She U quite an artist, that girl!
Even Mariolizza would not know me
Balgonie aighed aa the poor fellow
poke. H evidently kuew nothing of
the barbarities to which she had been
ubjected, so Balgonie resolved, merci
fully, to keep him in iguorante; and they
proceeded at an easy pace together; he
keeping his hone close by the shaft of
the wagon, on which the pretended peas
ant rode; and, as they spoke ia French,
language unknown to their ignorant
and half savage escort, I'sukoO, iu re
ferring to the late event and its failure,
poured out all the bitterness, the hate
ad fury of bis sou! against the gov
ernment, the councilors and the rule of
the empress: and, of course, entered with
fervor into the scheme of an escape with
Natalie. But still their ultimate plans
were undecided when they saw the red
flash of the evening gun, as it pealed
from Schlusselburg. amid the murky hate
of a wet and stormy sunset; and ere
long they saw the lights that glittered at
times from amid the massive towers and
black outline of that old enstle stream
ing and wavering on the turbulent wat
ers of the lake and the wet siimes of
the sluices and ditches.
R hen. aii dripping and jaded, the es
eort halted and dismounted uuder the
eastla arch, Balgonie found that some
changes were taking place in the execu
tive of the fortress.
Beniikoff, whose wounds had been in
flamed to gangrene, was at that moment
actually on his deathbed, with Father
Cbrysostora kneeling by his side. The
aid sinner was in all the agonies aud ter
rors of reviewing his past life on one
band and anticipating the coming change
on the other. Bernikoff was dying in
the habit of a friar, with cowl, cord,
beads and sandals, hoping even on his
deathbed, aa Ivan the Terrible hoped.
ben similarly arrayed and disguised,
to cheat the devil if that dread person
age came for his sinful soul.
Leaving this scene. Balgonie present
ed the order of Gen. Weymarn and that
ef the treasurer to Captain Vlasfief, who
was now in command, and to whom he
stated that "the prisoner referred to was
alademoiselle Natalie Mierowna."
'"Carl Ivanoviteh," said the captain,
"you cannot think of leaviDg to-night in
iuch a storm of wind and rain?"
"I've seen worse in Silesia," aaid Bal
gonie, looking to Ihe locks of bis pistols.
"What of that?"
"But the verbal order of the general
was most peremptory."
''Ah! and you have brought a wagon
for the money?"
"A wagon for the prisoner also so be
' 'Tis a large sum in roubles," mused
"I am in haste to be gone! the pris
oner you hear me, sir?" said Balgonie,
"Yoo seem more anxious about the
prisoner than the treasure!" responded
Vlasfief, sulkily, but still delayed to
"You have my orders I come in the
name of the empress let there be no
delay. Captain Vlas5ef," was the curt
"Bring in two Cossacks of the escort;
the money ia here in seventy bags, each
containing a thousand roubles."
"Excuse me, but the order of the im
perial treasurer says expressly eighty
sealed bags of a thousand each," said
Balgonie, trembling with anxiety, yet
compelled to appear to take an interest
when he really felt none.
"Ten thousand are missing," aaid Vlas
flef, leisurely. "Suppose," he added, in
whisper, "suppose we divide the lost
sum and offer a thousand to the treas
urer?" "Imposible, sir!" aaid Balgonie, with
I fiery and impatient manner.
"Well, well there are the other ten
sealed bags," added Captain Vlasfief,
with a dark and stealthy frown of greed
ind hate,- aa the Cossacks tossed the
whole among the straw of the wagon.
"It matters little; but I hope you may
not find the road beset, and so lose the
"To be forewarned, sir, is to be fore
armed," said Balgoniei touching his pis
tols, for he quite understood the treach
ery implied, nad only trembled lest it
anight mar his dearest plana. "And now,
sir. for my prisoner."
"If she be not drowned, for the lower
raults are apt to be flooded on such a
Bight as this," aaid Vlasfief, spitefully.
Writhing under the keen glances of
(hi lowborn Muscovite, Balgonie felt
that ail now depended upon his outward
nd assumed bearing of coolness and
earelessness. Night favored him in this,
and his face was almost concealed. Could
anyone then have read his heart, as he.
L'sakoff, two Cossacks and two soldiers
f the main guard made their way down,
town through dark aud slimy passages
nd stairs, till they were foot deep and
then knee deep in the water that flooded
the low and humid corridors, off which
vers the arched doors of numerous-cells
corridors where spiders spun their
' webs, rats wars swimming and terrified
bats flew wildly to and fro!
En long they reached ths door,
throve the crannies of which despair
ing cries and palnfnl gaspings had been
sard, and after unlocking forced It
pa by mala strength.
great flood of water poured from the
a torture aaid tk darkness, sad with it
mm ths bod of poor Natalia, who was
t ths iwd light bmb by Natalia was
faaer, bat that of ths laata which
era bora by saw of thoso who cans a jot
it dfiw to aTB bar froas tho saass tans
L itik kr wUoh tba Pitoaasa OrtoC
Lest all might be perilled by a recog
nition, Balgonie was compelled to retire
and leave her in the chaplain's hands till
ahe was restored to consciousness, to
warmth, and till she was habited anew;
and he passed three dreadful hours of
doubt Sfttt anxiety, while pacing to and
fro in tie cold and gloomy archways of
the fortress, and having to couceal his
face when she was brought forth and
supported into the wagon. l'sakoff
sprang on the shaft and flourished his
whip; then the Cossacks and Balgonie
put spurs on their chargers, and clattered
over the wet drawbridge Just as the
passing bell for the departute of Bcrni
kofTs tortured spirit rang ominously and
solemnly on the stormy gusts of that
black aud gloomy night.
Balgonie, instead of proceeding by the
way be had come, avoided the town of
Schluafcelburg and wheeled oil to th
rifcht, committing himself partly to the
guidance of L'sakoff, and quite in ignor
ance that, about an hour before, Vlas
fief. w ho could by no means let so many
roubles escape without paying toll, had
beset two of the roads by chosen follow
ers of his own men whom he hoped
might paxs for some of the adherents of
the late Prince Ivan, rescuing the daugh
ter of the exiled Mierowitx.
A strange incident occurred before
the Intenneut of old I.ernikofT, who had
a pompons military funeral. The twit
tom of his grave was found to be on fire.
A Scottish doctor attempted to explain
this phenomenon, as resulting from a
species of Iron-stone, which was satur
ated with the phosphorus supplied by the
bohes Of Old ilitrl-iliriitn. Mid which had
been Ignited by the friction of the sex
ton's shovel; but the superstitious Itus
sians took a very different and much
more diabolical view of the matter, slid
laughed to scorn the learned opinion of
the Scottish pundit.
Their horses were tolerably refreshed
by the halt at Scliliissclhurg. and so
the whole party pushed on at a brisk
pare by the road toward the frontiers
of Finland the Cossacks of the escort,
whatever they thought, making neither
remark nor inquiry, as they trusted obe
diently and implicitly t the officer who
led them; but the darkness of the Oo
to!er morning, the deep and muddy,
stouy and rough, nature of the roads, aud
the evidence of the storm, ere long began
to have a severe effect upon their cat
tle, aud, to the great satisfaction of Bal
gonie, two of the troopers gradually
dropped to the rear and were seen no
Now the corporal of the Cossacks ven
tured to hint that "perhaps they were
not pursuing the way they had come, as
the lights in St Isaac's Cathedral must
have been visible long ago"; but Balgo
nie replied, haughtily and briefly, that
he "had special orders."
Then the corporal urged a short halt,
as the horses were sinking; but again
Balgonie replied, that he 'iiad peculiar
orders, and must push on."
After passing a little village with a
windmill, several miles from the shore
of the Lake of Ladoga, the road dipped
down into a dark hollow, between im
pending crags of granite, the gray faces
of which were beginning to brighten in
the first light of the lagging October
sun. The rain aud wind were over; the
hollow way was full of rolling and per
plexing mist; but L'sakoff affirmed with
confidence that he knew the couutry well.
Out of the gray vapor, from both aides
of the path, there flashed, redly and
luridly, five or six muskets! One bullet
struck white splinters from the wagon,
elicitiug a shriek from its occupant; an
other whistled through the mane of
Charlie's horse; and a third killed one
of the Cossacks, who died without a
Tbe way was beset by armed men,
whose numbers asd disposition, the dim
light, or rather, the darkness anl tbe
mist, alike served so conceal.
"Make way, in the name of the Em
press!" cried Balgonie, dashing forward
with his saber drawn; "nay, I command
you, on your peril and allegiance!" he
added, aa ths threatening words of Vlas
fief occurred to him; and, to his aston-
isllUJetit &uu uiiiSjBy, tfi Saw tii&t pvrnOif-
ags actually appear, mounted and arm
ed. His party, who seemed all on foot,
were clad like peasants, but were arm
ed with muskets, which they were rap
Idly casting about and reloading.
"Halt! In the name of the Empress
halt, I command you! for this is not
the way to 'St Petersburg, whither tbe
prisoner and treasure were to be con
veyed. Treason! treason!" shouted the
Stsff Captain Vlasfief.
Balgonie fired a pistol at his bead; but
the Captain's horse reared, or was com
pelled to do so by bit and spur, for the
bullet pierced its throat; and with an
oath, Vlasfief fell on ths pathway, en
tangled in the stirrups as tho animal
sank under him.
The three remaining Cossacks, who
were somewhat bewildered by the at
tack, by ths sppearancs of Vlasfief,
whom they knew, snd whose confident
bearing confirmed certain gathering sus
picions that something was wrong as
to their route, now drew their sabers,
aimed several blows at Usakoff's bead,
and endeavored to cut the reins of his
horse, or stab it between the shafts, as
he lashed ths animal almost to racing
speed, snd ths light wsgon jolted, rolled
and bounded along ths rough road be
By another pistol shot Balgonie rid
himself of ths Cossack corporal, whose
bridle arm ha broke, while facing about
and galloping In tho roar of tba wagoa.
aud now, with wild halloas, ths entire
party of armed soon followed it a foot.
with all speed, up a steep slops, over
which tho path wouad.
Usakoff ground bia tooth, for ho was
without weapoaa, aad paaaWa la ths
flylag combat; bat, batag fertile la ox pa
ri I sots, ho tors opoa a bag of roaMsa,
aad scattered thoaa oa tho sot sod road
with a ready aad reckless feaaa.
The bright eotaa proved too exeMag
for the cosed! tr of the aorswers, who
lettefod ho aioB
mmnllnf. rising and falling over esd
otiutr. VilU Lutk, curMM tad uialed.e
tious; their firearms sometimes txpltl.n
the bile; and so the whole were speeir
ily left behind, aa the wagon, guardel
now by Balgonie alone, was driven aloiu
a lonely and unfrequented road tbat led
to the little town of Pouipheia.
"Thanks, dear l'sakoff thanks foi
your presence of mind," aaid Balgonie
"I bad forgotten all about those roubles
To lighten the wagon let us throw out
those remaining bags this perilous luuj
ber, tbe intended recapture of which bai
nearly coat us our lives honor all, at
the hands of Vlasfief."
"Nay, uay, never! Lumber, say you?
The roubles are Natalie's hers and
mine hers and yours, when you wed
her; they have saved us once, and may
do so again," replied l'sakoff. cheer
fully, as tbe sua burst forth in bis eleai
October splendor, and they saw the dome
shaped cupola of the Church of Pom
pbela rising with a golden gleam from
amid the white morning hate.
There Balgonle's uniform and display
of gold roubles operated powerfully on
the postmaster, who, without asking fot
passports or other papers, at once, and
in the name of the Empress, supplied
them with fresh horses for the froDtier,
toward which, after procuring some
proper nourishment and restoratives for
Natalie, they pushed on without a mo
ment of unnecessary delsy.
"Ah." thought Balgonie. with a shud
der and a prayer; "had Jagouski'a name
not been omitted in that order of Wey
marn, where would she have been now?"
Pale with sorrow and long suffering,
her face was still beautiful, though sore
ly wasted; the deep, thoughtful eyes had
yet'a wealth a world of tenderness iu
their liquid depths; and the long, dark
hair was thick, soft and wavy as ever,
aa it f-11 iu masses behind the small,
compact and finely formed head.
All was changed now, and, as she
laid her head on Charlie's breast, she
felt content almost bnppy; and the hor
rors that hung over her family alone pre
vented her, aa yet, from being com
No trace of pursuers was behind them
now, though their flight must by this
tune have been knowu both in the capital
and at Schlusselbitrg. But in those days
there were neither railroads nor electric
telegraphs: so, riding on more leisurely,
Balgonie changed horses again near Vi
borg, and ere long the great Lake of
Saitna appeared before them, with the
distant hills of Swedish Finland beyond
its friendly waters.
A boat wa procured there; the wag
on was abandoned; and with a idiout of
Joy, l'sakoff assisted the Finnish boat
man to hoist the great Ingsail to catch
the breeze of a balmy and beautiful even
ing, as they bade a long farewell to
Kr.ssia and all its terrors.
In a quaint old church of Finland, by
the eastern shore of the Lake of Saima,
and in view of its litlle archipelago of
granite isles a lonely little faue, buried
amid groves of plum and cherry trees,
built of wood ami painted red. with a
little bell jangling in its humble belfry
Charlie Balgonie and his future bride
were united by the old curate; and there
a thousand roubles spent among tbe poor
spread in the primitive district a bappi
ness the tradition of which is still re
membered with many a grateful exag
After this, poor Usakoff. finding him
self perhaps, as a third person, rather in
the way, left them to become a soldier
of fortune; and he ia supposed to have
perished in ons of the Polish struggles
for freedom; at least they heard of him
no more after their final journey to Scot
land. Two years before these events Char
lie's uncle, Gamaliel Balgonie, merchant,
n.asristrate and elder, had departed in
peace to tu no more, leaving the landa
and possessions of Balgonie unimpaired;
and a king tombstone records at length
all the virtues which his coutemporarii-s
believed him to possess.
So Carl Ivauovitch became once more
Balgonie of that ilk; and the roubles of
Natalie added many a turret and many
an acre to bis patrimonial dwelling Id
IS THERE REAL SENTIMENT?
Is It Right to Call Deep Kmotion "Bheer
Some years ago I should have been
tempted to declare that the exact fe
male equivalent of tbe practical man
my anathema be upon him! did
not exist. To-day I dare not go so far
In assertion. For to-day there be
women to me they seem sexless as
hockey sticks or golf clubs who take
very much the same line. They speak
ss If passion might be doused, like
tbe burglar's glim, by diet; as If adora
tion could be killed by a hearty regl
men of grape-nuts, a broken heart be
mended with platinum. One such
charmer recently said to a tortured
sister, whose life had been laid in
ruins by a man: "My dear, take tip
typewriting!" The remark would ap
peal to the practical fooL
It is often assumed nowadays that
any real deep emotion Is "sheer senti
mentality." But sentiment is not sen
timentality, whatever the practical one
may-bellow with machine-made elo
quence. There are people, and ofteo
they are the very finest, tbe moat Bin
cere, the most delicate, the most truly
human, who, having once given their
hearts, can never take them back.
They do love once, and once for all.
Matthew Arnold no fool, I fancy!
wrote the "Twin soul" that halvea
one'a own. I hear the practical man'a
guffaw. The very word "soul" always
seta him off. Nevertheless, roar hta
rlbfl out as be may, it la a fact tbat
thousands, millions of people, both
men and women, go through life con
sciously, or unconsciously, seeking
that twin soul. The seeking Is hope.
Tbe finding Is joy, as perfect as exists
In this uncertain world, London
The Leaser tU.
Mrs. Phamley On the sitting room)
As long as Mary is playing tho piano,
Henry, wo may bo assured she Isn't
spooning with that Mr. Haggard.
Mr. Phamloy (whose ears are weary)
Wall, If tba rule work the other
way I wish you'd go dews aad tall
them to go ahead aad spoon. rblla
i,u't Forget to Plant Catnip fur Ie-
liiilit of I'u-j.
In Biiy garden, nave one of very iln-!-!
dim-ii-loiis. Indeed, a small s-p.nc
;;i well be devoted to the cultivation
f "wed and medicinal herbs. They .r
asiiy grow n. and once well cstaiilisb
I require litte care beyond the ke-p-g
fret- f nun we-d. Any thrifty
ousewifc who ha once Muffed 'jef
!iaiik-L.iviiig turk-y. her ChriMiui-
.ie, her every -day duck ami chick-
n with u fresh blend of animate
,i';e. summer savory and sweet mar
Miam grown in her own kitchen gar
!cu will lie loath ever after to employ
lie dust of herbs sold in paper pa'-k-ige
uf utK-ertain date and doubtful
Some of thene herbs make a novel
Minuet or give an uddetl weetuis to
i hunch of riw or sweet p.ns. lx
ellent for such a purpose are the pate
link blossoms of the thyme and vf the
French iinirjo'aine, tbe fragrant talk'
f ambrosia mid lemon balm, Ibe
hritfht yellow uhiIh'Is of the sweet
iiiiel. tbe Hne'y cut ctcel blue leave
f the rue and the long, jilosy ova!
( tbe liergnniot.
Ajrain. to those who are inti-rcs'ed
:i the brewing of refre-liing pick-in.'
P ami who. in the "goid old Mini
er time" Is not? herbs like ill
pearniint of obi fashioned garden,
iiat readily parts with its B-nti;:l
i;i, the blue flowered, ha li y le.i ed
into, which is cool as any cu'-um-
er. uml the bitter worjmood. all ap
ical 111 n subtle !i:nim-r. After IlttV
ijierimelitlli llie "herb llMbit" i
"onmil. and a very l.eriitby one It is.
No tender hearted lov er of cats ml
ail to plant in some old coiner tlm
attiip, that very common weed wlih ll
ills hisv with such delirious y.
n owner of a well-filled linen clu-st
!it will wish to perfume her shin ny
reasures with the sweet bneud-r.
beilsbed by nil worthy dame., I
Ley colonial or of more recent
If to these herbs of v aried uses .
old lovage. wines" strongly aromalie
oof. when candied, makes a delicious
wectmeat. coriander caraway, who-"
i:igareil seeds from tbe heart "f the
link and white "coinfits" dear to ail
iiildren. ami tarragon, gnittly prized
iy the French as a flavoring in vine-
:ar and salads, our IHt of some iwentv
herbs out of n oK-ible -Js and more
will Include perhaps the most ilnir-
ilile herbs for domestic use. Country
ife iii America.
moraTtraining OF YOUNG.
Dr. Adlrr Hays It (should Fstend froti
the Cruille to the Grave.
The F.tlilcal Culture Ideal of the
moral trainini; of the jouni; wus dis
cussed by Ir. Felix Adler, of New!
Voik. at the New Century Imiwinjj
lioom. "The preatest mistake educa
tors make," he wild, "is to talk of
moral education ax if It were u tak
that were colilinod to nineteen or
twenty yearn of a person's exlstemv.
Moral trainini; should ii on from the
rradle to the grave; It should lie pro
rresslve throiiKh the whole of life,
ractically speaking, the urea test rest
jud interest in moral tilings begins
sfler the school life Is over. Human
.ife is divldisl Into periods, and the
problem of mortal education differen
tiates itself according to the need of
the periods. Moral instructors should
itudy each period and instruct their
juplls according to the characteristics
if the periods of life."
Touching on the chaiigeH that occur
ii a man's life, Iir. Adler mild that at
I'l years of age a man undergoes a
new development; at 4H another
change of attitude occurs, and at i!
itil) another change Is noticed. "It is
.he business of educators," he said, "to
itudy every phase of life and to grade
their teachings accordingly."
Ir. Adler deprecated tbe modern
wave of thought that would Intrude
the moral Instruction in the secular
schools. "I thoroughly detest iiiy
viieme of moral education In schools
It present." he said. "It will lie tbrus4
!ng the most dangerous and the mo!
Jifliciilt tasks into hands utterly un-wpsrr-d
to teach ethics. If we get
pupils to take a right view of the
teacher and to select teachers whose
example will Induce pupils to uncon
viously Imbibe a moral training In tin
ichool room that is all we can hope tt
lo." Philadelphia Kecord.
Years ago, when Lord Anglesey a
lord lieutenant of Ireland, he said once
f the Irish Secretary of that day: "Mr
Stanley and I do very well together us
lornpanlons, but we differ so totally
jliout Ireland that I never mention the
lubjoct lo him." .Iut how they trans
acted official business remains a mys
tery. Mottoes l'pon. Walla of Jap Homes
On the walls of every well-regulated
fapanese home are to be found hand-
Kuiiely framed uiollwes and proverbs:
Some of them run as follows: "Clever
preacher, abort sermon." A womarj'i
:ongue three inches long can kill a
man six feet high." "Live under youi
wn hat," and many others equally
rtlnent and clever.
'How often do we And that great In
fentors are allowed to go unrewarded
"Tea," answered Senator Sorghum,
tbe trouble about Inventors Is that
hey Insist on Inventing machinery iu
Itead of ways to make money."
Don't gossip, don't apread polsos
with your tongue; don't be a welner
Any man who bss money can hart
Itbegrapba printed claiming a big
Br Iter. O. C. Wyltm.
The early home f man waa a gar
den, an Eden. It was a beautiful
place, bathed wlu rosy light and the
dewy freshness of morning's creation.
Ili-ereu was reflected iu the purity of
It Is generally believed that the prin
cipal theme of Canticles, or the Song
of Solomon, is the church. The text
speaks of the church as a garde.i, a
spice garden rather than a flower gar
den. God means that, like a garden,
the church should lie a place of beauty,
security and frultfuluess. When the
I'hrlstiaii, in hia church, produces In
Ida life spiritual fruit God is well
pleased. God guards tbe church with
a vigilance surpassing that of an orien
tal vineyard ow ner. As the mountains
encircle Jerusalem, so God surrounds
bin people. Night and day, in storm
and In calm, in tmiishiiie and In
shadow, God's eye is on his holy
church. "1, the Lord, do keep it; I
will water it every moment; lest any
hurt it, I will keep It night a ml day."
The north wind of the text is a
symbol of that which hurts the church.
In the scriptures the imru wind sig
nifies adversity. In our climate it
means cold. cheerless, unpleasant
wesither. When the Icy blasts from
the north fall upon us we are pierced
ly lis sharpness and proti-ct ourselves
with the ooats of wool and fur. It is
the north wind that drives the sheep
and cattle from the fields t place
if shelter and protection. It is the
ihirtii wind, also, that brings Ice and
snow, closes navigation, lays a dcsith
like silence upon nature, and often
causes suffering lo families and death
to birds and beasts. No garden can
flourish under the blast of a north
All this means that often the Chris
tian church must suffer adversity ami
pass through persecution. It may lie
the north wind of poverty, or woridll-
ties, or unholy living; but, whatever
It Is, the cliurii is injured and does
not prosper. It iu a cause for Joy that
at such a time God watches over and
protects his church.
The south wind Is a symbol of bless
lng and prosperity. When It blows
softly tho snow banks and the ice in
lakes and rivers melt; the touch of
winter disappears from the air; the
earth revives; gardens and fields look
green; bloom and blossoms cover the
trees of orchards and forests; flow
ers spring up everywhere, and the air
Is filled with sweet perfume and the
songs of birds.
We have here the believer praying
that God would bless the church with
all gracious Influences; that the south
wind may blow upon God's garden.
Everything depends upon this; for the
spirit of God alone can stir up new
affections, make sinful lives beautiful,
quicken and revive dormant energies,
and fill the life with peace, Joy, and
holiness. The church to-dny needs the
gracious influences of tbe south wind
of God's favor.
Tbe result of God's blessing upon
the church is seen. It is fruit When
the south wind blows the spices of
tbe garden flow out God expects the
church to be fruitful; toprodiii-e saints;
a noble manhood and womanhood: fine
types of Christian character. They
that are planted In the bouse of the
Ijord ought to flourish.
What are some of the sweet and
rich spices which should flow from
tbe church the garden of fowl? The
aliBWcr lis, Chi'imml chnfiucief and the
We mention the sweet spice of de
vout affection. Heavenly lulitdodneHs,
true devotion to (Jod and lo man is
one of tho spU'es of the garden. Fol
lowers of Jesus should set their af
fection on things alwve.
Gentleness, and humanity should
flow from Christian lives. This is one
of the heavenly graces that ought to
adorn every Christian. God loves the
gentle and bumble soul. Jesus Christ
sets a noble example which we should
follow. God resist eth the proud, but
glveth grace to the humble.
Brotherly love Is a spire of God's
garden; a fruit of God's spirit; heav
en's supreme test of true (iisclpleshlp.
If we hive the brethren we know that
we have passed from death to life.
If we hate our brother we abide In
Devotion to Christ and a deep love
for his kingdom is another fruit of
God's garden w hen the south wind of
divine favor blows. When Christians
are truly devoted to ail that is good
pure, noble, and holy It Is a flue evi
dence that the south wind la blow
Likeness to Christ Is another rich
aplce of the garden, the church. It
should be the high aim of all to Iearta
of Christ, wslk In bis footsteps, and
grow Into his image. If we are truly
and genuinely Chrlstllke the world
will be convinced Mist we have been
with Jesus and bare learned from hi in
the secret of holy living. "The fruit
of the spirit is love, Joy, peace, long
suffering, gentleness, meefcneaa, torn
peMace." Hera to slaaui of prlco-
le. Jewels, richly set, which shouid
adorn every Chritia life'.
TOI.KRA.VCK IS SI'READINU.
sr ' " r"l'fvrt-
One most boicful sign of tbe vital
ity of religion among us is lu In
creasing neglact of what is merely Vr
mat. In all churches we find today
a lolerauce, a humanity, a reasonable
ness, which are In uo small degree the
result of our national prerogatives ot
rellcious IllrtTty. democracy and edu
cation. The days are long past In tin
country when It was posslb.e to s.iy
that whoever did uot bold to the true
Italian formulas of past authority
"shall without doubt perish everlast
ingly." Moreover, the abandonment of tli
old unreasoning Intolerance ia due ia
no small measure to the need of re
ligion. Gm1. Jeu. the Christian
spirit, figure less In the abslra-t slate
meiits of the creed, but a men ---k
to live figure increasingly it actual fac
tors In the development of a finer typl
It I not so much an Intellectual
a practical motive which underlies the
process. That fnii of religion will
ultimately prevail which best serve!
the did of hcjpillg mell to meet th
demands of life with the largest incuc
lire of strong, resolute self p.,seio:t
That it may better serve that supreme
end religion I everywhere emerging
from the narrow precinct of the
rn-eils to renew her youth in the cl"l
o,,eii air of truth and fact !:i w hl- ll
hi.n best come to the fullness of the!)
WANTS NO (if HAIKU.
By Dr. Bruce Brown.
lUtecuttlng with the railroad Is
good tiling for a community. I'eop'e
run thereby get to their destinations n
!es expense. It.ite cutting In educa
tion I not so advaiilagism. Piip !
ure learning to beware of cheap
cii!s. Kate-cut ting In religion (
even m-ue d.sj)n,us. If every chutvb
could si ll tliroil'li ti. kel with- stop
over privllegi-jt those w ho desire lo lct
to heaven n cheaply a possible
would be gratitleiL Hut the mliiiet
of the matter Is that uo church as )!
bus Its line completed. Kates are cu
before the great bridge 1 bulit.
It has come to pass lhat rates have
Is-en cut by many churches. A theo"
logical scalper's ticket can be obtalu
ed today by any man without an
change of conscience, character or con
duct. It we will Just lsk around k
little while he will find something thai
calls it self a church that will olTcf
to take htm through just as be I.
The first great cut In rate wal
made when the authority of the
church was substituted for perso.Vtl
allegiance to Christ. The next came
when In the time of I.uther rltuallsu
had been substltut'sl for righteous
ness. Tin; next cut w made when
divine ordinances were changed t
please the people.
MORMOMHM IH M'OKKII.
Br her. trtttrlck C. Priest
Mormonlsm Is a menace; first, to Uu
home; second, to the public bcIkkx
syMem; third, to the State. Tbe gov
ernment of the I'nlted States recog
njr.ed the fact that the teaching, or
ganization and practices of the mor
mon church were a menace to these
three Institutions and provided Iu the
enabling act that tbe menace to th
home polygamy should be forever
prohibited in the State of I'tah by aa
ordinance iu her constitution; also that
the constitution should provide for the
free public scIiisjI system and that II
should contain a further provision tbat
no church should dominate the Stat!
or Interfere with Its functions.
As soon as the proclamation declar
ing Utah to be a State was Issued,
however, the mormon people changed
from their good behavior of five of
six years and resumed the old prac
tice of polygamy the chief menace to
the borne. Hut their chief violation ol
the compact between the State and tbe
nation, and that which Is a most dan
gerous menace to tho government, wa
that the mormon church Immediately
liegan to dominate tbe State, not onlj
dictating as to the election of officers,
but also seeking to control the legla
latlon In the State as to the laws a ltd
the enforcement thereof.
Short Meter Sermons.
He w ho creates enn control.
A real grief needs no uniform
Character Is Incorruptible eaaa.
Man Is a harp and not a band or
Nothing la lost that fails Into a
Peddlers of scandal are sure to be
A man does not have to be congeal
ed to be calm.
The heart of the present Is the bops,
of the future.
Affectation is the language of con
Science Is simply the search Into
the mind of the Supreme.
Tbe shepherd'! crook needs Uj crook
ediiesa In tbe shepherd.
The people who hive etien bettos
daya did It with a telescope.
What man gets always depend
on what he is willing to lose. ,
There Is difference between claim)
lng the right to rule and trying ts
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