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i J$QH)el
Author of "The Iron Trail," "The
Spoilers," "Heart of the Sunset," Etc
'Copyright, by If irper and Brothers)
"I have l)oon close to death no long
thnt It menus llttlo to me," she con
fessed. "I hnvc you, and well, with
you nt my side I enn face the worst."
"Oh, we won't give up until wo linvo
to," he nsstired her. "If I lind money
It would he n simple proposition to
bribe some guard to pnss us through
the lines, hut I hnvc spent nil Unit Gen
crnl Retnncourt gnvo me." lie
smoothed buck Rosa's dark hair nnd
smiled reassuringly nt her. "Well, I'll
manage somehow ; so don't worry your
pretty head. I'll find the price, If I
hnve to waylay old Don Mario null rob
him. Don't you think I look like n
bandit? The very sight of mo would
terrify thnt fat rascal."
"To me you-nre beautiful," breathed
tho girl. Then she lowered her eyes.
"Ln, In I How I spoil you I I have
quite forgotten how to be lndyllko. Isa
bel wns right when she railed me a
bold and forward hussy. Now, then,
please turn your face aside, for I wish
to think, nnd so loop as you look at
mo I cannot I make love, to you bra
zenly. Seel Now, then, that Is much
better. I shall hold your hand, so.
When I kiss It you may look at mo
ngnln, for n moment." Drawing her
self closer to O'Reilly, Rosa began
thoughtfully: "Before you enmo I moio
than once wuh on tho point of appeal
ing to some of my former friends, but
they nro all Spaniards anil we nro no
longer slmpntlco, you understand?"
Itosa pnused for his answer.
"Perfectly; I'm In the enmo fix. Of
all the people I used to know there
Isn't one but would denounco mo If I
mnde myself known. Now that I've
been fighting with tho Insurrectos, I
daren't even go to tho American consul
for help If there la an American con
sul." Rosa nodded, then continued, hesi
tatingly: "I had n vivid dream last
night, rcrhnpa It was a portent. Who
knows? It was about thnt stepmother
of mine. Tou remember how sho met
her death? I wroto you"
"Yes, and Estebnn nlso told me."
"It was ho who recovered her body
from the well. Ono day, whllo we
were In hiding, away up yonder ln the
Yumurl, he showed mo nn old coin "
"I know," O'Reilly said quickly, "no
told mo the wholo story. Ho thinks
that doubloon Is a cluo to your father's
fortune, but I enn't put much faith In
It. In fact, I didn't bcllcvo until this
moment that thero wns a doubloon at
i "Oh, Indeed thero was I I snw It."
Thero was n moment of silence dur
ing which tho lovers wero oblivious to
nil but each other, then Rosa mur
mured: "How strange! Sometimes
your eyes nro blue and sometimes gray.
Docs that mean that your love, too,
can chnngo?"
"Certainly not. Rut come, what
about Estebnn nnd thnt doubloon?"
I With nn effort tho girl brought her
self bnck to enrth. "Well, It occurred
to me, in the light of thnt dream Inst
night, thnt Estebnn mny havo been
right. Of courso nobody outside of
our family credits tho old story, nnd
yet my father was considered a very
rich mnn nt ono time. Pnneho Cueto
believed In the existence of tho trens
itiro, nnd ho wns In a position to know."
"True! Perhnps, after all"
O'Reilly frowned meditatively.
Rosa lifted herself upon her elbow,
her eyes sparkling. "Wouldn't It bo
wonderful If It wero true? Just think,
1 O'Reilly, cases of Spanish gold, silver
coins In ensks, packages of gems. Oh,
'I've heard Isabel talk about It often
. "Don't forget those pearl frrn tho
Caribbean, as lnrgo as plums," Johnny
smiled. "I could never quite swallow
thnt A pearl tho size of n currant
would buy our freedom right now."
After a moment ho went on, more seri
ously: "I've n notion to look Into that
old well this very afternoon. I I
daro eay I'm foolish, but somehow
tho story doesn't sound so Improbable
as It did. Perhaps It Is worth lnves
tlgatlng " He mndo up his mind
swiftly. "I I'm off this very lnstnnt."
When O'Reilly emerged from tho hut
he found Jncket Industriously at work
over a fragment of grlndstono which
ho had somewhere, unearthed. Tho boy
looked up nt his friend's approach and
held out for Inspection a long, thin file,
which ho wns slowly shaping Into n
"What do you think of that?" ho
queried proudly. "It may como In
handy when we are ready to clear out
of this pesthole."
"Where did you get It?"
"Oh, I stole It. I steal everything I
can lay my hands on nowadays. Ono
can never tell when ho may have a
throat to cut, and n file has good steel
ln It."
"Since you are such nn accom
plished thief, do you think you could
steal something for me?" O'Reilly In
quired. "A pleco of rope?"
"Rope?" Jacket was puzzled. "Ropo
Is only good for bunging .Spaniards.
My friend In the market bus n
volandrn, nnd perhaps I can rob him
of u hnlyard." Lnylng nsldo his task,
Jncket aroso nnd mado off In tho direc
tion of tho water front. Ho was back
within nn hour, and under his shirt
ho carried n coll of woin but service
able rope. Without waiting to explain
his need for this unusual article,
O'Reilly linked arms with tho boy and
set out to climb La Cumbre. When
at last they stood in the unused quarry
and Johnnie made known his Intention
to explore tho old well, Jacket re
garded him with undisguised amaze
ment. "What do you expect to find down
there?" the latter Inquired.
To tell you the truth, I don't really
expect to find anything," the man con
fessed. "Now that I'm here, I'm be
ginning to feel silly; nevertheless, I'm
going to have a look for the bidden
treasure of tho Varonas."
"Hidden treasurer' From Jacket's
expression It was plain that he feared
his friend was mildly mad. Even after
O'Reilly bad told him something about
old Don Eslclmn's missing riches, he
scouted the story. He peeped Inquisi
tively Into the dark opening of the
well, then he shook his head. "Ca
rainba I What an Idea I Was this old
man crazy, to throw his money uway?"
"IIl he had more than he knew
what to do with, and he wished to
save It from tho Spaniards," O'Reilly
explained lamely.
"Humph ! monody ever bad more
money than he wanted." The boy's dls
Riist at such credulity was plain. "This
well looks just like any other, only
deeper; .you'd better look out thnt you
don't break your neck like that f.tol
Ish old woman, that Donna What's-Iler-Nnme."
O'Kellly did Indeed feel thnt be wns
mailing himself ridiculous; neverthe
less, he made the rope fast and swung
himself down out of the sunlight, leav
ing Jacket to stand guard over him.
Perhaps fifteen minutes later ho reap
peared, panting from his exertions.
He was wet, slimy; his clothes were
strenked nnd stained with mud.
Jacket began to laugh shrilly at bis
"Hal What a big lizard Is this I
Your beautiful gnrments nre spoiled.
And the treasure? Where Is It?" Tho
lad was delighted. He bent doublo
with tnlrUi; he slapped his bnre legs
nnd stamped his feet ln glee.
O'Reilly grinned good-naturedly,
nnd replaced the planks which bad
covered tho orifice, then hid tho rope
In some nenrby bushes. On their way
bnck ho endured his young friend's
banter absent-mindedly, but as they
n eared Asenslo's bouse ho startled
Jacket by saying, "Can you manago
to find n pickax or n crowbar?"
Jacket's eyes opened ; he stopped In
tho middle of tho dusty road. "What
did you see down there, compadre?
Toll me."
"Nothing much. Just enough to
make mo want to seo more. Do you
think you can steal some sort of n
tool for me?"
"I can try."
"Please do.
nothing before
And remember, say
Asenslo or his wife."
Rosa met O'Reilly Just Inside tho
door, and at sight of her he uttered
an exclamation of surprise, for during
his absence sho bad removed the stain
!guV M
iiswss itJiBiiSKii
"I'm Going to Havo a Look for the
Hidden Treasure."
from her faco and discarded that dis
figurement which Evangollnn had fit
tcd to her back prior to their depart
ure from tho Pan do Matanzas, Sho
stood before lilm now, straight and
slim and graceful tho Rosa of his
dreams only very thin, Aery fragile.
Her poor tatters only enhanced her
prcttlness, ho he thought.
"Itosa, dear! Do j.m think this Is
quite safe?" ho ventured, doubtfully.
Evangellna, who was bonding over
her husband, straightened herself nnd
came forward with u enillo upon her
black face. .
"Sho Is beautiful, eh? Too beautiful
to look at? What did I tell you?"
Rosa was in delightful coufuslon at
O'Reilly's evident surprise and admi
ration. "Then I'm not so altogether
changed?" sho asked.
"Why, you haven't changed nt nil,
except to grow more beautiful. Evan
gellna Is right; you nro too beautiful
to look at. Rut wait 1" Ho drew her
aside and whispered, "I've been down
in tho well." Some tremor ln his
voice, some glint In his eyes, caused
the girl to seize him eagerly, fiercely.
"I may be wrong," ho said hurriedly;
"thero mny bo nothing In It and yet
I saw something."
"Wooden beams, timbers of some
sort, behind the stone curbing." It
was plain Rosa did not comprehend,
mi be hurried on. "At first I noticed
nothing unusual, except thnt the hot-1
torn of the well Is rienrly dry filled
up, you know, with debris nnd stuff
that has fallen In from the curbing
above, then I saw that although the
well Is dug through rock, nevertheless
It Is entirely curbed up with stones
laid In mortar. That struck me as
"I noticed, too, In ono plnce that
there was wood behind as If timbers
had been placed there to cover tho
entrance to a cave. You know this
Cuban rook Is full of caverns."
Rosa clasped her hands, she begnn
(l tniMiliti. " linvn fnimil If- I
O'Reilly. You have!" hhe whispered.
"No, no, I've found nothing yet. But ,
I've sent Jacket for a pick or n bar
and tonight I'm going to pull down
those stones and soo what Is behind
"To night? You must let me go,
too. I want to help."
"Very well. Rut meanwhile you
mustn't let your hopes rise too high,
for there Is every chance that you will
be dlsnppolnted. And don't mention
It to Evangellna. Now, then, I've a
few pennies loft and I'm going to buy
some cnndles."
Rosn embraced her lover Impulsive
ly. "Something tells mo It Is true!
Something tells mo you nre going to
snvo us all."
Evnngellnn ln the far corner of the
hut muttered to her husbnnd: "Such
love-birds! They are like pnrrakeets.
forever kissing nnd cooing l"
Jacket returned at dusk, and with
him ho brought a rusty three-foot Iron
bnr, evidently part of a window grnt-
Ing. Tho boy wns tired, disgusted, and
In a vllo temper. "A pickax I A crow
bar!" he cursed eloquently. "One might
as well try to steal a cannon out of
San Severlno. I'm rendy to do any
thing within reason, but"
"Why, this will do nicely ; It Is Jn-t
what I want," O'Reilly told him.
"Humph I I'm glad to henr It, for
that rod was nearly the denth of me.
I broke my back wrenching ut It nnd
the villain who owned the house
may a bad lightning split him! ho
ran after mo until I nearly expired.
If my new knife hnd been sharp
would havo turned and sent him home
with It between his ribs. Tomorrow
shall put an edge on It. Relieve me,
I ran until my lungs burst."
Llttlo food remnlncd In the hut.
barely enough for Asenslo and the
women, nnd Inasmuch ns O'Reilly had
spent Ids last centavo for candles he
and Jncket wero forced to go hungry
again. Lato that evening, after tho
wretched prison quarters had grown
quiet, tho three trcasuro hunters stole
out of their hovel and wound up the
hill. In spite of their excitement they
went slowly, for none of them had the
strength to hurry. Fortunately there
wero few prowlers within the lines,
hunger having robbed tho reconcentrn
dos of the spirit to venture forth, and
In consequence Spanlshvvlgllnnce had
relaxed; It wns now confined to the
far-llung girdle of Intronchments whMi
encircled the city. Tho trio encoun
tered no- one.
Leaving Jacket on gunrd at the crest
of the hill, O'Reilly stationed Rosa at
tho mouth of the well, then lowered
himself once moro Into It. Light'ng
his candle, he made a careful exami
nation of tho place, with the result
that Esteban's theory of the mlsiing
riches seemed even less ImprohnMo
than it had earlier In tho day. The
masonry work, ho discovered, had hi u
done with a painstaking thoroughness
which spoko of tho abundance of slao
labor, and tlmo had barely begun to
affect It. Hero and thero a piece of
tho mortar had loosened and come
away, but for the most part It stood
as solid as the stones between wh ii
it was laid. Shoulder-high to O'lU-.'ly
thero appeared to bo a section of ilio
curbing less smoothly fitted thnti Hie
rest, and through an Interstice In this
ho detected what seemed to bo a dm ip
wooden beam. At this point ho
brought his Iron bar Into play.
It was not long boforo ho dlscnv ed
that his work wns cut out for l -n.
Tho cement was llko Hint and his l.l .nt
makeshift Implement was utmost i.e-
Iess against It. Ankle-deep In the
muddy water, ho patiently pecked qd
pounded and chipped, endeavoring to
cnlargo tho crovlco so as to use his
bar as a lever. Tho sweat streamed
from him and ho became dismayed at
Ids own weakness. Ho was forced to
rest frequently.
Rosa hung over tho orifice above, en
couraging him, inquiring euger!y as to
bis progress. During bis frequent
breathing spells he could discern her
white face dimly illumined by tho
cauille light from below.
After ha had worked for an hour or
two, In made a report: "It begins to
look a- If there really was a bulkhead
or a door In there."
The girl clapped her hands und
laughed with delight. "Do hurry, dear;
I'm dying of suspense."
O'Kellly groaned: "That fellow, Se
bastian knew his business. This ce-
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(By Rev. I. 13. FIT55WATi:it, D. D
Tonclicr of English Ulblo iti tlio Moody
niblo Inatituto of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1018. by WcMcrn Ncwpiippr Union.)
"It Begins to Look as If There Really
Was a Bulkhead."
ment Is like steel, und I'm afraid of
breaking my crowbar."
Kosn found a leaf, folded a kiss Into
it. nnd dropped It to him. "That will
give you strength," Bho declared.
O'Reilly lost nil count of time after
a whllo and he was incredulous when
Jacket came to wurn him thnt daylight
was less than nn hour nwny. "Why, I
haven't started 1" lie protested. lie
discovered, much to his surprise, that
he was read to drop from fatigue
and that his hands wero torn and blis
tered; when ho had climbed tho ropo
to the upper air he fell exhausted In
tho deep grass. "I I'm not myself nt
all," ho apologized; "nothing -to eat,
you know. But the work will go faster
now, for I've made a beginning."
"Do you still think "Rosa hesitated
to voice tho question which trembled
on her lips.
"I'll know for sure tonight." no
directed Jacket to replace tho planks
over the well; then tho threo of them
6toIo away.
O'Reilly spent most of that dny ln
a profound stupor of exhaustion,
while Rosa watched unxlously over
him. Jacket, It seemed, hud peacefully
slumbered on picket duty, so he occu
pied himself by grinding awny at his
knife. Tho last scraps of food dis
appeared that evening.
When night fell and It came time to
return to tho top of La Cumbre,
O'Reilly asked himself If his strength
would prove sufficient for the task In
hand. He was spiritless, sore, weak;
he ached In every bone and muscle,
nnd It required all his determination
to propel himself up the hill. Ho won
dered If he were wlso thus to sucrlfioo
his waning energies on a hope so for
lorn as tills, but by now he had begun
to moro than half bellevo in the exist
ence of the Varona trcasuro and ho felt
an almost Irresistible curiosity to learn
what secret, if any, was concealed be
hind Those water-soaked timbers at tho
bottom of tho well. Ho realized, of
course, that every hour he rentalifcd
here, now that food and money wero
gone, lessened the chances of escape;
but, on the other hand, ho reasoned,
with equal force, that if ho had Indeed
stumbled upon the missing hoard sal
vation for all of them was assured.
The slake, It seemed to him, wns worth
tin; hazard,
fliven tempered tools to work with,
It would havo boon no great undertak
ing to tear down that cemented wall of
stones, but armed with nothing except
his bare hands nnd that soft iron
bar, O'Reilly spent nearly the whole
night at his task. Long before tho
last rook had yielded, however, ho be
held that which caused him to turn a
Ntralneil face upward to Itosa.
"There's a little door, as suro as you
ltve," lie told her.
The girl was besldo hersolf with ex
was a fantastic Idea, nevertheless
cltement. "Yes? What else? What
more do you see?"
"Nothing., It appears to ho mado of
solid timbers, nnd has two huso hand
wrought locks."
"Looks I Then wo havo found It."
Rosa closed her eyes; sho swayed mo
mentarily, "Estcbau wns right. Locks,
Indeed ! That means something fO
bide. Oh, If I could only help youl"
"Heavens! If I only had some
thing anything, to work with!" mut
tered the American as he fell to with
redoubled energy. Ho no longer tried
to conserve Ids strength, for tho
treasure seeker's lust besot lilm. Rosa
looked on, wringing her hands und urg
ing hlni to greater haste.
Rut tho low, thick door was built of
some hard, native wood: It wns wot
and tough and slippery. O'Reilly's
blows mado no Impression upon It, nor
upon the heavy hasps and staples with
which It was secured In place. Tho
latter were deeply rusted, to be suro,
but thoj withstood his efforts, and ho
was finally forced to rest, baffled, en
raged, half hysterical from weakness
nnd fntlgue.
Daylight was at hand once more, but
he refused to give up, and worked on
stubbornly, furiously, until Rosn, In
an agony, besought him to desist.
Johnnie again collapsed on tho grnss
nnd lay panting while the other two
replaced the planks.
"Another hour und I'd have been Into
It," he declared, huskily.
"You will skill yourself," Jacket told
Rosn bent over him with shining
eyes and parted lips. "Yes," snld she.
"Re patient. We will come bnck,
O'Reilly, nnd tonight wo shall bo rich."
Colonel Cobo lit a black cigarette,
leaned back in Ids chair, and exhaled
two fierce Jets of smoke through his
nostrils. For a full moment he scowled
forbiddingly nt the sergeant who had
asked to see him.
"What's this you nre telling me?"
ho Inquired finnlly.
Tho sergeant, a menn-fneed, low
browed man, stirred uneasily.
"It Is God's truth. There nre spirits
on La Cumbre, and I wish to seo the
priest about It." ,
'"Spirits? What kind of spirits?"
The fellow shrugged. "Evil spirits
spirits from hell. The men are buying
"Rah! I took you to be a sensible
"You don't believe me? Well, I
didn't bellevo thenv when they told me
about It. But I saw with my own
Cobo leaned forward, mildly aston
ished. Of all his villainous troop, this
mnn wns the Inst one he hnd credited
with Imagination of this sort. "What
did you see?"
"A ghost, my colonel, nothing else.
La Cunibro Is no place for an honest
Tho colonel burst Into a mocking
laugh. "An honest Christian I Youl
Of all my vile ruillnns, you nre tho
vilest. Why, you're a thief, a llnr, und
an assassin I You nre lying to mo now.
Come the truth for once, before I give
you the componto."
"As God Is my Judge, I'm tolling you
the truth," protested the soldIcr."Flog
mo If you will rather tho componto
than another night ln thoso trenches.
You know that old qulntn?"
"Where Pnneho Cueto made a goat
of himself? Perfectly. Do you mean
to say that you saw old Estcban Va
rona walking with his head In his
"No, but I saw that she-devil who
fell ln tho well nnd broke her neck."
"Eh? When did you behold this
this mnrvel?"
"Two nights ago. She was thero be
side the well nnd her face shono
througlutho night like a lantern. Thero
was fire upon It. Sho enmo and went,
ltko a moth In the lnmpllght. I tell
you I repented of my sins. Some of
the men luughcd at mo when I told
them, as they had laughed nt tho oth
ers. Rut Inst night two of the doubt
ers went up there."
Cement From Beet Sugar.
A result of experiments In French
fnctorles Is tho production of nn excel
lent cement as a by-product of bcet
Biignr refining. Tho first step In tho
production of sugar from beets is boil
ing them. It has heretofore been cus
tomary to throw uway as valueless tho
scum formed on the caldrons. Rut It
has now been discovered that this
scum contains largo quantities of car
bonate of lime. It Is estimated that
4,000 tons of the carbonates can bo
recovered from 70,000 tons of beets.
To this quantity of tho carbonnto 1,100
tons of clay Is added, the resultant
product being a good cement. The
best scum Is pumped Into largo reser
voirs and allowed to evaporate for, a
certain length of tlmo boforo being
mixed with the clay. It Is then stirred
or beaten for nn hour beforo being fed
into rotary ovens sucli as aro used In
making Portland cement. Tho Argonaut.
(Mny bo used with missionary applica
tions.) LESSON TEXTS-Luko 12:8-12; Acts 1:1
11. UOLDEN TEXT Whosovcr shall con
fess mo boforo mon, him slmll the Hon nf
man also confess beforo tho angclu of
Qod. I.uko 12:8.
1-21; Mark 5:19-20; John 1:M6; Acta 4:18
2J; I Poter 3:15.
I. Importance of Confessing Christ
(Ltiko 12:8-12).
To confess Christ la not ensy; It baa
never been ensy. To do so means ex
posure to ridicule, contempt nnd per
secution. Regnrdless of Its Issue, tho
true disciple will confess his Lord.
1. Christ will confess beforo the nn
gcls of God those who confess lilm
before men (v. 8). Tho true dlsclplo
will not lie ashamed to let all mon
know thnt ho knows, loves, nnd serves
2. Christ will deny before tho nn
gel.4 of God those who deny him be
fore men (v. 0). To dony Christ beforo
men mny get one a llttlo of human np
"plause, hut will surely bring ono to
loss of heaven und to the sufferings of
hell forever.
3. A pernicious testimony In unpar
donable (v. 10). This testimony la
the expression of n heart utterly per
vetse, attributing the mighty works of
the Holy Spirit ns wrought by Christ
to the devil (Matt. 12-32; Mark 3:29).
The unpardonnblo sin will only be com
mitted by one whoso heart Is Incurably
bad, one whose moral nature Is so vllo
that he falls to discern between God
and tho devil a reprobate.
4. Divine aid given in testimony
(vv. 11, 12). In the most trying hour
tho noly Spirit will tench tho disciples
what to say, and how to say It.
II. Qualifications for Confessing
Christ (Acts 1:1-11).
Christ remnlncd with the disciples
forty days after his resurrection to
prepare them for the Important busi
ness of witnessing for him. He had a
five-fold object:
1. To convince the disciples of the
.absolute certainty of his resurrection
(w. 2. 8). Before tho disciples could
undertako tho great work for which
they had been preparing, the question
of Christ's resurrection must bo set
tled beyond a doubt. No ono can preach
the gospel who docs not havo certnlnty
of conviction touching the resurrec
tion. 2. To Instruct tho disciples In
things pertaining to tho kingdom of
God (vv. 3, 0, 7). Their unwillingness
to henr Christ's Instruction (John 10:
1", 13) beforo his pnsslon shut out
much valunblo Information, so the Lord
tanies to supply thin need. They hnd
a wrong iden ns to the kingdom being
restored, not ns to fact, but us to time.
Chi 1st had ngaln nnd again predicted
a coming kingdom in harmony with
the united testimony of the prophets
of Israel. They understood lilm nrlght
as to the fact of the kingdom, hut tho
time of its manifestation they failed to
grasp. The disciples should be de
fended ngalnst the reproach for having
n mnterlallstlc conception. The king
dom Is still to come; the time of its
coming is known only to God.
3. To show the disciples thnt their
business was to witness for Christ to
tho uttermost parts of tho earth (vv.
4, 5, 8.) Tills witnessing wns to bo dono
In the power of the spirit, tlic result of
which would bo tho formation of a
new body, the church, called out from
the world In'the time of the postpone
ment of the kingdom.
4. To show the disciples tho scopo
of their missionary activity (v. 8). This
Is shown to bo ns wide ns tho world It
self. They were to begin nt homo and
carry tho good news concerning Christ
to tho uttermost parts of tho enrth.
Mission work begins at homo nnd ends
with tho hounds of tho earth.
5. To show the disciples thnt Christ
will bene forth opcrnto from heaven.
They wero to work on tho earth, tint1
tho source of their power wns in heav
en. Though ho Is separated from tho
disciples it will not bo forever, for ho.
will come ngaln. He will como ngaln
ns the God-mnn, our modlntor. Tho
words of tho men In whlto apparel'
liavo a doublo significance.
(1) To show that Jesus will como
(2) To show thnt In tho menntlmo
thoy should set to work In tho dis
charge of their commission, nnd not bo
gazing up Into heaven. Tho Lord's In
struction to tho disciples was, "Occupy
till I come" (Luke 10:13). Those who
hnve nn Intelligent hope touching tho
coming of Christ nro not 8ky.gnr.ers,
but aro deadly In earnest witnessing
for Christ.
Hotel Proprietor Did you enjoy tho
comet playing In tho next room to
yours last night?
Guest (saagely) Enjoy It 1 1 should
say not. I scent hnlf tho night pound
ing on tho wall to mako tho Idiot stop.
Proprietor Why, Jones told mo this
morning you applauded every ono of
his pieces and ho wns going to Bend
for soino moro music right nway
that ho cvuld play for you again.
Divine Descent.
Tho Incongruity of the Bible with
tho nge of Its birth; Its freedom from
earthly mixtures; Us original, unbor
rowed, solitary greatness; tho sudden
noss with which it broke forth amidst
tho general gloom; thoso to mo aro
strong Indications nf its divine do
I'cent; I cannot reconcile them with a.
human origin. dimming.
When It Is Hard to Pray.
It is ban? tor n man to pray accord
ing to God's will If ho Is not living nc
virdtm: to It.