The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, February 21, 1896, Image 6

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There was no signature. None wa s
needed. Ralph Tronholme was desper -
+ ately angry. He chafed like a cage d
lion. This woman whom lie did not love
: - whom he married solely to phase an -
other , was dishonoring his proud name
and making him merely a tool to play
upon with her subtle wit , at her ow n
pleasure. He shut his stand like a vise
Thus would he crush her power to dig -
g race him further , he said , hoarsely .
When she dId return , she should giv e
an account to him for these mysteriou s
absences , or he would make her a prig
oiler to the Rock.
On the night of the third day he
found her sewing quietly in her little
private sitting room. She looked up
coolly as he entered.
"It is a fine evening , Mr. Tren-
holme , " she remarked , indifferently.
He laid a heavy hand ou her shoulde
and bent his dark , fiery eyes upon hers.
She met the gaze without flinching.
"Madam , where have you been ? " he
asked , in a voice hoarse ; with anger.
She shook herself loose from his
grasp. .
"You hurt my' shoulder , she said ,
" 1 ask you , where you have been ? "
S' "And I don't choose to tell you : '
"You must tell me. I will take no cold
+ i - evasions ! Tell me , or by the heavens
, ' : above us , you will repent } t ! "
r. , t The red leaped into her cheek.
S" "Do you command ? " '
"fly I command ! and the sooner you
r ° , obey the better ! "
; "And I shall not obey. There is the
„ ; beF : I am going down. "
: - She rose , lifted her arm to put her ;
, ! ; ; work into a hanging basket. In so doing
f her sleeve fell away , from the wrist and
her husband noticed that the heavy
- garnet bracelet she had always worn
was missing.
: "i don't see you bracelet ? " he said ,
half inquiringly. i
" 1 have laid it aside. Garnets are not
so becoming to me as they were before
' ' I lost my color. "
; z . He detained her a moment to say , in
a voice low and deep with stern deter-
; urination : I
i , "Imogene , you will consider yourself
an inmate of the Rock for the remainder -
der of the winter-for all time , until '
you explain to me this mystery. I leave
: it with you to decide , whether I shall
. . eonine you to a single room with bolts
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'A- and bars , or give you the liberty of the
whole place , and let your word of honor
be the chain that keeps you here. De- '
tide ! " j
p She looked up into his hard face and i
her own set lineaments softened. She
" :
remembered how she loved him. It
, ; ' made her a simple woman , ready to
. S obey the man she loved. i
"I will remain here. I will not go
away. I give you my word , and it shall
r be a chain. "
_ " = "Very well , " he said , "so be it. " Then
in a gentler tone , as if suddenly recollecting -
lecting that she was a woman-"Any
time when you deign to explain this
- mystery , I will listen gladly , for it goes
against my will to use this semblance
of cruelty. "
Mrs. Trenholme bowed loftily , and
went up to her chamber. After that , she
spent most of her time in her room. In
vain her husband's mother urged her
to come out of her retirement. She al-
tcacs had some reasonable excuse for
her conduct and after a while she was
left to herself. Ralph she scarcely saw 1
now , save at meal time. He never came
to her : never spoke a soft word to her.
Ho never looked at her , even when she
had spent long hours in making herself I
beautiful , hoping to attract his atten-
Business called him to Boston for a
seek. He merely announced the fact at
'table , and went away without any
leave-takng. } He did not see the ghast-
, , : , ty pale face that from her window
watched him ride away ; he did not
; know that for hours afterhis , departo
ure his wife lay in a heap upon the floor ,
not weeping-women like her seldom
weep-but breathing great shuddering
< : .crles
. " 0 heaven ! " she moaned , "for his
' love I have risked everything , and behold -
hold he hates me ! "
. : l ' Ralph returned home about 11 one
'cold stormy , night. He took his horse
do the stable himself , without disturbing -
turbing the hostler , and came to the
house by a path through the garden.l 1
The sound of his wife's voice from
behind a clump of evergreens arrested
him. The night was dark and he stopped -
ped and listened. He was a man of the +
strictest sense of honor , but under the
circumstances he felt no scruples about I
hearing what was not intended for his i
"I tell you this must never occur
; ; zngain ! " she said , in a low , firm tone , "if
it does- " The remainder of the sentence -
' tence was spoken in a whisper.
"Beware how you threaten ! " hissed
the voice of a man ; "I have the power
, yet ! and if you do not deal softly , mad- , ,
.sty' . I will not hesitate to -
"Hush ! " she said , quickly , the very
air has ears. Do not come if you need
more. Write to me. You know the place
i where letters reach me. Take this , and
go. "
She put something into his hand.
Ralph pressed forward , and peered
through the bushes , but it was so dark
he , could discern nothing beyond the
outlines of a tall , dark figure , heavily ,
bearded and wrapped in an immense
shawl. For a moment lie was tempted
to rush forth and annihilate them both
on the spot , but prudence held him
back. He would wait and watch. So he
stead quietly in the shadow , while Imo-
gene returned to the house , and her
companion went clown the path leading -
ing to the shore. Ralph Trenholme
ground Ills teeth in rage. He was a
proud man , and he did not love this
i woman who was his wife. He had no
love to wound , but she hurt his pride.
, He could not bear a dishonored name ,
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T THE close of a
boisterous day in
March , a traveling
carriage stopped
before Trenholme
house , and a little
figure ; wrapped in
furs alighted. She
inquired for Miss
Trenholmeard Agnes -
nes went clown to
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find Helen Fulton
waltthg in the parlor. The girls embraced -
braced cordially. '
; "Something seat me here , Agnes ! "
said 1-Ielen. "Goodness knows I didn't
want to come ! for there was Hal Howard -
' ard just ready to pop the question to
me , and Sam Jealous wanting to atv-
I fully and I hadn't my pink Thibit dress
half flounced and papa couldn't very
well spare me , but I had to come ! Leti-
tia was cross. Just between you and me
she's half itt love with Hal Howard herself -
self , and he's got the sweetest moustache -
tache ! And how do you do , dear ? and
how did you get through that awful
journey ?
' "I am very well , and I was in tinter'
returned Agnes. "Come into the sitting-
room now , and let me present you to
the family. " .
"Are there any gentlemen ? "
"None except my brother. "
Helen made a comhal wry face.
' , "Then I needn't brush my hair , nor
nut on any of my sweet things , nor any ,
of my nice litttle smiles , need I ? Women -
en never notice such trifles , and as for
old married "
men-bah !
Agnes conducted ] ieI into the sitting-
room. Imogene was there with Mrs.
Trenholme. She did not look up as they
'entered. She seemed absorbed in
thought. She sat silent a great deal
now. Her white hands were crossed on
her lap , her great eyes fixed on the
snow-covered landscape without. She
was dressed in heavy black silk , and
wore no ornaments. The elder Mrs.
Trenholme L LSed the young guest , and
bade her welcome. Then Agnes led her
tip to Imogene and named them to each
It was a decided case of mutual an-
tagonism. Both were repelled strongly , , N
though both refused to let it be known
by word or gesture. Their hands met ,
but the touch was like ice and snow.
The moment Helen and Agnes were
alone the former said :
"Who is that woman ? "
"My mother , and"
"I mean the one with the eyes. "
"She is my brother's wife. "
"Does he love her ? "
"He married her , " replied Agnes , a
little proudly. "Men do not usually
marry , women for whom they do not
care. "
" 0 , I don't know about that ! " said
Helen , gravely. "I think they do. Men te
are nuisances. Did you know it , dear ?
But then they are nice to help you out
of carriages and put on your shawl and
prick up your scissors , and spool cotton ,
when you drop them on purpose. Some- c
t imes Ithink I wish there hadn't been
any men , but then when I want to talk
nonsense to somebody , and have somebody -
body to tell me how pretty I am , I'm
right glad there was a masculine gender -
der in alurrzy's grammar. Where was
that queenly Imogene when your broth-
er's first love was murdered ? "
"She was here. She was to have been
o ne of the bridesmaids. "
' .Ah ! What a delightful tea rose you
have ! " she rattled on ; and ] goking at ra
her gay , careless face , an indifferent observer -
server would not have believed that she
ever had a serious thought in her life.
Helen had not been long at the Rock
before she got a hint of the haunted
chamber and she at once made friends
with the servant , and obtained the
whole story. Instantly she made a re-
solve. She meant to sleep in that room ,
and fathom the mystery. She was a girl
of strong nerve and undaunted courage -
age , and not by any means inclined to
superstition. During the day she made
the chamber a visit without the knowledge -
edge of any of the household.
It was a large lofty room , with white
ceilings and paper hangings of a pale
rose color and white. It had been sump-
tously furnished , but ugly the dust lay
thick and dark over everything. The
great windows were hung with cobwebs -
webs and the closed blinds gave admittance -
mittance to no ray of sunshine. There of
was the bed , snowy-curtained , where c
she had last slept. By Ralph's orders it
had remained undisturbed ever since.
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Helen touched the cost- : trInkets on
the table with like
something awe-re-
membering who had used them last.
There was a knot of ribbon that the
murdered girl had worn on her bosom ;
there , too , was the little gold brooch
that had fastened her collar. In a closet
hung the bridal 'dress , spotted with
blood , side by side with the stiffened
and stained veil , to which the dead
orange flowers yet clung. eir petals
crumbled to dust beneath t to touch of
Helen , and emitted a faint , sickly
Helen Fulton , are you afraid , "
asked the girl of herself , putting her
hand on her heart to see if it beat
quicker than its wont. "No , " she said.
"Helen is not afraid. Not at all. Won't
it be splendid to tell grandchildren ,
that their courageous grandmother
slept in a genuine haunted chamber ?
Won't the little darlings creep into bed
In a hurry and wrap their heads up
under the coverlet ? "
When night arrived , Helen excused
herself early and went up to her chum-
her. She dressed herself in a thick ,
warm dress , put a heavy shawl over I
her shoulders and nTaking sure that the
lamp was full of oil , she made her
noiseless way to the haunted chamber ,
entered , and , locking the door behind
her , put the key in her pocket. She
meant to be secure from all intrusion.
Ghosts , she agreed would not need to
open the door to get in , if they were
orthodox ones. The lamp burned brightly -
ly and lighted up every nook and cor-
ner of the apartment. Helen did not
mean to go to bed ; she sat on the sofa
and crochetted , laughing a little to herself -
self , at the idea of watching a ghost
and crochetting a Sontag at the same
time. A dead silence reigned. The wind
which had blown through the day subsided -
sided and not even a deathwatch ticked
in the wainscot. The old clock chimed
10 , then 11-1 Ielen's bright eyes began
to droop. She was growing decidedly
sleepy- , and before she knew it her head
had sunk to the arm of the sofa and she
was asleep !
'fhe consciousness of some presence
beside her own woke her suddenly. She
started up and rubbed her eyes. A cold
currrent of air sweet over her , chilling
h er from head to foot. The door into the !
passage stood ; vide open and her lamp '
s wayed in the blast of air like a willow
tossed by autumn gales ; and just behind -
hind the great arm chair where Marina
had sat c , hcn the fatal blow was strut } ;
stood a tall figure enveloped in gauzy ,
crltlto , and upon her head and.over her
face was the bridal , blood-stained veil
Helen could have sworn it' The right
hand of the spectre , the long , delicate ,
m arble-white hand was extended toward -
ward the chair ; the other was tightly
pressed against her heart.
Helen took a step forward , but before
she could lay a hand upon the strange
presence it returned , dropped the veil c
upon the floor and vanished through th
open door. Helen gave pursuit , Utzt the
lo ng corridor was empty-there clcl } nr.t
] } user behind even so much as the eah6
of a feat. For this time the girl was' '
baIIiel But one thin ; she remembered.
The door of that chamber had been unlocked -
locked and the phantom had forgotten 1
to loch it after her ; she was unable , it {
appeared , to pass through keyholes ,
line the spirits Helen felt acquainted
with , through the medium of various
novels she had read surreptitiously.
Ito. Used to Io a Disinty , but lie h
rluin "Bug" Now ,
Contact with the Aryan race has
played the mischief with the Indians ,
but it brought others low , also , says the
ew Park Press. Lang ago there was a
divinity called Begu or Boghu , or Ba-
gaios. By and by Bagaois sunk to a w
spool : . He became a poolllt to scare di
Irish peasantry with , a horrible being d
that came at night to such blood from
the living. He turned into a bogy-
man , or , as it is sometimes pronounced
in the hest , "boager-man. " That is
nearer to what the original sound must
ave been. Note also in this connection -
tion that fine-tooth combs are used in It
order to catch "boagers : Poor Bogu
took two or three paths , all downward.
ot only did he tarn into a common
terror but he became a sort of bogus
rror. In fact the word"bogus" itself I
came from his name. He is a scare
with nothing back of ] rim , a ghost that a
turns out to be a white stump. He is a 1 to
bugaboo , a bugbear , an imaginary diffiI I
ulty. ? He degenerates into a sprite' '
that plays tricks on sleepers , knots
their hair , upsets the milkpans and the to
like. He is Puck , the joker , and nobody - ; the
body respects the jester. But worse is It
yet to folow. In one edition of the
bible it reads : "The sou shall not
inlet thee by day , nor the bug by night. " ,
reads now , "The terror by night , " ful
hilt the tweed has gone grit and now the
despair of cleanly housewives , the cc-
cosign of the sale of so much stuff warLu
nted death to every times , bears the of
name of the deity in whose honor altars
smelled. '
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As Usual.
St. Peter-Are they all here ? V
Gabriel-All but New York and not
St. Peter-What's the matter with st
them ? ,
Gabriel-I couldn't wake Philadelphia - he
phia and New York had to get her harp
out of pawn.-Judge. I and
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Belonged to Isis Wire. 1 tie ?
"Did you see Jabberson last night
spending money like a prince ? "
"Like a prince ? He blew in about d 1. : n
you call that like a prince ? "
"Sure. The money was his wife's.-
Indianapolis Journal.
The dress to be worn by the Empress
Russia at the coronation ceremonies the
next year has just been ordered in has
Paris. It is to be decorated with pearls the
and gold , and will cost $ _ OOOGO. in
Golden Tct : " 1c innln „ at Jerusalem"-
Lul o I7-Tho Spread of ChrJxtlan
Grace Should Beglu at the Natlon'a
I Cupaul.
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1 HERE It is , " said
l the driver , and we
all instantly and
excitedly rose in
the carriage to
catch the first
glimpse of Jerusalem -
lem , so long the
joy of the whole
earth , That city ,
coronetted w 1 t h
n temple and palace
and radiant , whether looked up at from
the valley o [ Jehoshaphat or gazed at
f rom adjoining hills , was the capitall
of a great nation. Clouds of incense
had hovered over it. Chariots of kings
had rolled through it. Battering-rams
of enemies had thundered against it.
There Isaiah prophesied , and Jeremiah
lamented , and David reigned , and Paul
preached , and Christ was martyred. I
Most interesting city ever built since
masonry rung its first trowel , or plumb-
line measured its first wall , or royalty
swung its first , scepter. What Jerusalem -
lem was to the Jewish kingdom , Wash-
i ngton is to our own country-the capi-
t al , the place to which all the tribes
come up , the great national heart whose
throb sends life or death through the
body politic , clear out to the geographical -
cal extremities.
What the resurrected Christ said in
my text to his disciples , when he or-
dared them to start on the work of gos-
pelization , "beginning at Jerusalem , " it
seems ± o nie God says now , in his Providence -
idence , to tens of thousands of Christians -
tians in this city. Start far the evangelization -
gelization of America , "beginning at
Washington. " America is going to be
taken for Gad , If you do not believe
it , take your hat now and leave , and
give room to some man or woman who
does believe it. As surely as God lives ,
and he is able to do as he says he will ,
this country will be evangelized from
the mouth of the Potomac to the mouth
o [ the Oregon , from the Highlands of
the ? eversinlc to the Golden Horn ,
from Baffin's Bay to the Gulf of Mexico -
ice , and Christ will walk every lake ,
whether Uestormed or placid , and be
transfigured on every mountain , and
the night skies , whether they hover
over groves of magnolia or over Alasi
kan glacier , shall be tiled with angelic
overture of "Glory to God and good-will
to Wren. "
Again and again does the old Book
announce that all the earth shall see the
salvation of God , and as the greater includes -
cludes the lesser , that takes America
gloriously In. Can you not see that if
A merica is , not taken for God by his
c onsecrated people , it will be taken far
Apollyon ! The forces engaged on
both sides arc so tremendous that it
cannot be a drawn battle , it is coming -
ing , the Armageddon ! Either the
American Sabbath will perish and this
cation be handed over to Herods , and
Iiildebrattds , and Diocletians , and
Neres of baleful pellet , and alcoholism
will reign , seated upon piled-up throne
of beer bagels , his mouth foaming with o
domestic and national curse , and crime p
will lift its unhindered knife of assassination -
sination , and tattle keys of worst burglary -
glary , and wave torch of widest conflagration -
gration , and our cities be turned into
Sodoms , waiting for Almighty tempests
of firs and brimstone , slid one tidal
wave of abomination will surge across si
the continent , or our Sabbaths will take
on more sanctity , and the newspapers
ill become apocalyptic wings of bene-
ction , and penitentiaries will be aban-
oned for lath of occupants , and holi-
nessand happinesstwin son and daughter -
ter of heaven , shall walk. through the
land , and Christ reign over this nation - as
tion either in person or by agency so
glorious that the whole country will be of
one clear , resounding echo of heaven.
will be one or the other. By the
throne of him who liceth forever and
ever , I declare it will be the latter. 1P
the Lord will help me , as he always
sloes-blessed be his glorious name-
will show you how a mighty work of
grace begun at Washington would have
tendency , to bring the whole continent ,
God , and before this century closes.
Why would it be especially advantageous - of
tageous if a mighty work of grace in
started here , "beginning at Washing- of
n ? " First , because this city is on
border between the north and south. W
is neither northern nor southern , it for
commingles the two climates. It
brings together the two styles o " poptt-
lation. It is not only right , but beauti-
, that people should have especial
love for the latitude where they were
born and brought up. With what by-
g accentuation the Alabamian speaks
his orange groves' ' And the man on
from Massachusetts is sure to let you
knave that he comes from the land of By
Adamses-Samuel , and Sohn , and
John Quincy. Did you ever know a
irginian or Ohioian whose face did
brighten when he announced himself -
self from the Southern or Northern
ate of Presidents ? If a man does not -
tike his native clime , ft is because while call
lived there , he did not behave well. to
This capital stands whereUy its locality
its political influence , it stretches the
forth one baud toward the north and
other toward the south , and a
mighty work of grace starting here
would probably be a national awaken-
g. Georgia would clasp the hand of
tiew Hampchire , and Maine the hand of we
Louisiana , had California the hand of a
A'ew York , and say , "Come , let us go up
vreship the God of Nations , the fall
Christ of Golgotha , the Holy Ghost of but
pentacostal three thousands. " It
often been said that the only way an
north and the south will be brought to
to complete accord , is to have a war
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with some foreign nation , In which both
sections , marching side by side , would
forget everything but the foe to be over-
come. Well , if you wait for such a
foreign conflict , you will wait until all
this generation Is dead , and perhaps
wait forever. The war that will make
the sections forget past controversies is
a war against unrighteousness , such as
c a universal religious awakening would
declare. What we want Is a battle for
souls , In which about forty million
northerners and southerners shall be on
the same side , and shoulder to shoulder.
In no other city on the continent can
such a war be declared so appropriately -
ately , for all the other great cities arc
either northern or southern. This is
neither , or , rather , it is both.
Again , it would be especially advantageous -
tageous if a mighty work of grace
started here , because more representative -
tive men are in Washington than in
any other city between ilte oceans. O [
course there are accidents in politics ,
and occasionally there arc men who get
in to the senate and house of representatives -
tatives and other important places who
are fitted for the position Iii neither
head .nor heart ; but this is exceptional
and more exceptional now than in other
days. There is not a drunkard In the
national legislature , although there
were times when Kentucky , Virginia ,
Delaware , Illinois , New York and Massachusetts -
sachusetts ltad men in senate or house
of representatives who went maudlin
and staggering drool : across those high
places. Never nobler group of men sat
in senate or house of representatives
than sat there yesterday and will sit
there to-morrow , while the highest
judiciary , without exception , has now
upon its bench men beyond criticism
f or good morals and mental endowment.
The soul of a man tyke can bring a
thousand or ten thousand other souls
into the kingdom of God is worth a
thousand tithes or ten thousand times
more than the soul of a man rvlto can
bring no one into the kingdom. A
great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in
this capital , reaching the chief loco of
America , would be of more value to
earth and heaven than in any other part
of the nation , because it would reach all
the states , cities , towns , and neighborhoods -
hoods of the continent. Oh , for the
outstretched right arm of God Almighty
in the salvation of this capita ? .
Some of us remember 1557 , when , at
the close of the worst monetary distress -
tress this country has ever felt , com-
pared with which the hard times o [ the
last three } ears were a boom of prosperity -
perity , right on the heels of that complete -
plete prostration came an awakening
i n which five hundred thousand people
were converted in different states of tlc
Union. Do you know where one of its
chief powrs was demonstrated ? In
W ashington. Do you know on what
street ? This street. Do you know in
what church ? This church. I picked
up an old book a few days ago , and was
startled , and thrilled , and enchanted to
read these wards , written at that time
by the Washington correspondent of a
\'erv York paper. IIe wrote : "The
First Presbyterian church can scarce
contain the people. Requests are daily
preferred for an interest in the prayers
offered , had the reading of these forms
one of the tenderest and most effective
features of the meetings. Particular
pains are taken to disclaim and exclude
everything like sectarian feeling. Gen-
ral astonishment is felt at the unex-
ected rapidity ttitli which the work
has thus far proceeded , and we are beginning -
ginning to anticipate the necessity of
opening another church. " Why , my
hearers , not have that again , and more
than that ? There are many thousands "
more of inhabitants now than then. Be-
de that , since then the telephone , with
its semi-omnipresence , and the swift
cable car , for assembling the people. I
believe that the mightiest revival of religion -
ligion that this city has ever seen is yet it
to come , and the earth will tremble
from Capitoline Hill to the boundaries
on all sides with the footsteps o ! God
he comes to awaken and pardon and
sate these great populations. People
Washington , meet us next Thursday
night , at half past seven o'clock , to pray
for this coming of the Holy Ghost-not
for a Pentecostal three thousand , that I
have referred to , but thirty thousand.
Such a fire as that would kindle a light
that would be seen from the sledges
crunching through the snows of Labrador -
dor to the Carribean sea , where the
whirlwinds are born. Let our cry be
that of Iiebaklcuk , the blank verse pee :
the Bible : " 0 Lord , revive thY work
the midst af the years , } n the midst
the years made known : in wrath remember -
member mercy. " Let the battle-cry be ,
ashington for God ! the United States
God ! America for God ! the world
for Gad ! We are all tired of skirmish-
. Let us bring on a general engage-
ment. We are tired of fishing with
nook and line. With one sweep of the bl
Gospel net let us toile in many thou-
sands. This cast work must begin
somewhere. Why not here ? Some' '
e must give the rallying cry , why
may not I , one of the Lord's servants ?
providential arrangement , I am
every week } n sermonic communication ;
with every city , town , and neighborti ; sh
hood of this country , and now I give the
watchword to north and south , and east
and west. Hear had see it , all people
-this call to a forward movement , this '
to repentance and faith , this tail
a continental awakening ! ' s ' ba
From where the seaweed is tossed on
beach by the stormy Atlantic , to the
sands laced by the quiet Pacific , this are
country will be Emanue's land. the
work beginning at Washington , it we
have the faith and holy , push , had the
consecration requisite. First of all , as
ministers must get right. That was
startling utterance of tile. Swinnack's , is
when he said , "It is a doleful thin ; to
into hell from under the pulpit ,
, oh ! how dreadful a thing to drop
thither out of the pulpit. " That was ho
all-suggestive thing that Paul wrote
the Corinthians : "Lest that by any E '
means , when I have preached to ethers , 'JC
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I myself should be t : castaw. .
was an in.rplrittg motto with which
Whitefield sealed all his letters : "We' ' r
seek the stars. Lord Gad ! Wake up t
all our pulpils , and then it will be a3 , ; , ?
vrben' Vcnn preached and i. was said
I that men fell before the Word lire ;
! slacked lime. Let us all , laymen and
clergymen , do the work. What Washington -
ington wants most of all is an old-fash-
ioned revival of religion , but on a
vaster scale , so that the world will be
compelled to say , as of old , " ; Vo never r '
saw it on this fashion ! " But romem- -
her there Is a hturan side as well as a I
Divine side to a revival. Those o [ us t ; ; Y
brought up In the country know what
is called "tt raising , " the neighbors
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gathered together to tilt the heavy
I frame for a new house , after the tim- ,
' hers are ready to be put Into their :
places. It is dangerous work , and
there are many accidents. The neigh- 1
hors had gathered for such a raising ,
and the beams had all been fitted to
their places except one , and that very
heavy. That one , on the long pikes -
of the men , had almost reached its
place , when something went wrong , and
the men could hoist it no higher. Eut
if it did not go in Its place it would fall (
back upon the men who were lifting it.
It had already began to settle back.
The boss carpenter shouted , "Lift , men ,
or die ! All together ! To-heave : "
With mightier push they tried to send
the beam to its place , hilt failed. Still
they held an , all the time their strength
lessening. The wives , and mothers , and ,
daughters stood in horror looking an. j
T he's the boss-carp enter shouted to the ,
women , "Came and help ! " They came ,
and womanly arms became the arms o [
giants , far they were lifting to save the
lives o [ husbands , and fathers and sons ,
as well as their own. Then the boss- '
carpenter mounted cue of the beams J
and shouted , "Now ! Altogether ! Lilt
or die ! Yo- heave ! " And with a
united effort that almost burst the , i.
b lood-vessels , the great beam went to
its place , and a wild huzza was heard.
T hat is the way it sometimes seems in
the churches. Temples of righteous-
n ess are to be reared , but there is a halt ,
a stop , a catch somewhere. "A few arc
l ifting all they can , girt we ; vast more
hands at this raising , and more hearts.
M ore Christian men to help , aye , more
Christian women to re-enforce. If the
work fail , it means the death of many
cools. All together' Men and women
o ! God ! Lift or die ! The tapstone mutt
c ame to its place "with ahouthlgs o [
grace , grape unto it : God is ready to
do his part ; are the ready to do our part ?
There is tvorl : not only for the knee o [
p rayer , but for the shoulder of up-
heat al. ( { l i '
And now I would like to see this hour I
that which I have never seen , but hope
to sec-a vhoe audience saved under
one flash of the Eternal Spirit. Before
you go out of any of these doors , enter L
the door of Mercy. Father and mother ,
c ome in hurl bring your children with r
y ou. Newly-married folks , consecrate
your lifetime : to God , hull be married ,
r or ete -nt , y as well as time. Young
man , you will want God beiare rcu get '
through this world , and you want him '
now , Young woman , without God thin
is a Marc ] world for women. One and '
all , wherever yell sit or stand , I lift my
voice so that you can hear it , out in the
corridors and on the street , and say , in
the words rt the idediterrarean ship C
contain , "Call upon thy God , if so be
that God will thick upon us , that we
pcrih not :
Real Ilei p.
"I will strengthen theca" says God ;
"yea , I will help theca yea , I will uphold -
hold tliec with the right hand of my
ri ghteousness. " Can there be a more
gracious promise ? Can there be one
mere absolutely suited to the needs of
human nature ? Long centuries since
was found out that it is not in man
wile a'alkath "to direct his steps ; hurl i
the intervening ages have only fur-
nsr".ed additional proof that it is human
weakness and human perversity which
stand in the way of human happiness.
What are called "French zephyrs
are fine soft ginglams made ea Scotch
Pique dresses for small girls are made
with the plain round waist and skirt jf '
with a wide hem , . and worn over a
white gimp.
Collars and revers of
open-wort : embroidered batiste over
hite satin are a novel and showy
imming for black satin capes.
Feathery horse-chestnut blossoms . 4 1 , ,
lees very pretty o n pale yellow straw
has trimmed with bronze-brown velvet
ribbon rosettes and yellow lace.
New beautiful creamy French batistes
are used by many dressmaker
; to the
shioning of poetic-lookir. ; toht ! for
summer , in preference to the lees dura-
e chiffon textiles.
The more you make people believe
your advertising , the more your adver- 1 r
using will make them believe in you , '
and the more you will bell _ ve in adver- /
tisng. [ "
people exercised as much care and r
rewdness when invesir. ; ; in adver-
sing as they do when investln In i
baacs ! , mining stocks hurl real estate , t
there c rud be more believers in the
value of printers' ink.
In hard times the advertisements of
sharp merchants
contain many great
rgains. The failures o , unsuccss.ul
firms give stronger ones chances to buy
goods cheap and yell them under'ih
usual price. Some People's misfortunes !
other people's opportunities.
In our own day the name of Sicrty
a kinc3om has for the first time
been wiped from the map of Europe by
incorporation with Italy-3
which the vicissitudes of rule have
been scarcely less checkered , t
T o "pile on agony" is popularly supp
posed to be an Americanism. 1t is , ' '
wever. fount in one of the letters of
Charlotte Sronte , and r a : used in
nglish popular literature before the
° ! nfdna Cf the present century. '