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Ik ESXAiaisffm M ALLEN-EDDY, EDITOR. ........ VOL IV. MACEDON, N. Y., SATUKDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1891. THE NEWSEOY. Up from the city'B murky streota 4 Qn > \ «oro cornea a ringing cry at carlf 10 ™ . 'lot lots m y fanoy pass theso stcf bounds, y Ating of sweet country aigl/a\\ 1 sounds f sty thcro a Iiulo Mercury of P l' rcs s . < Sfc*?\!. slJock-hairci!, and *6«*, as I guess, • a uo damp roll of Tribune™ 0 ' 1 '' 1 Bis ,irm: zoning walls givo back/ 0 shrill alarm. Kin g planers! HprniriP' a P 0 rs 1 still— Bio quaint bird with A ono call or trill; fain s planers 1 JIornB planers 1-ay, [a n Old World acce/m tho cry. 'l'lfl cuckoo flcd/ng of tho strcot- iy SiiKorinR 8jo/ wi t h servico sweet '£ wpers, iilnlu/pUtho and clear o imagined sn fi or thicket near. ftt Companion. lipRAr'sBie; LIWORTHiRS' FATAL MISTAKE. DY pfcTT WINWOOD. I CHAl'TKK XIX. DEAD OR LIVING. on T/oinotto Tocoivod Philip's answer in /radout noto, sho wan soatod at :A--t«blo with Major Villars and ,/u'leulle. gentlomen Baw ho w convulsively jers closed ovor tho missive. Sho ro.ie hurriedly, without waiting to cxcu60 herself, and left the room. Tho Major lookod after her with a dark ' fiown. There s ini?chief brewing.\ ho criod, flatting to follow his ward. \ I must seo \. that letter.\ I'ul Guy was ealmor and moro rensou- :iLK' He knew how disastrously an at- '• t. ap t to gain it hy foreo would resnlt. \hit down,\ no said. \Don't bo such a f .Mi as t o stir up an unnecessary muss.\ \l'.nt Philip Kaynor is tho writer. I'm fli.ro of it \ \ \What then? Philip can't marry Toi - | \.\netto. now ho has saddled himself with I another wife Patience, man; don't got -Jlftr I '^will for nothing.\ \Curse the jndo'\ muttered Major Vil­ lars, sinking back into his chair. \Wo'v o borno with her willfulness aud caprices loug enough. If sho holds out aud won't marry you, what will become of you and mo, without a dollar of \our own? I'll show her who is master—coerco hor t o my', ivilll\ \My advico is,\ said Guy quietly, as ho sipped tho wino iu his glass, \that yo u let Toinotto alono. What if Eaynor does send hern letter now and thou? It's got to cud there. Sho will soo this herself ono of these days, au i .ho as submissive as ono could wish.\ Ho knew Philip had loarnod of tho im- posturo sinco returning to tho neighbor­ hood. At hoart ho was as fnrious as tho Major, but for oueo kept butter restraint over himself Iho fact that ho wished his rival i n perdition was no excuso for mak­ ing. Toinetto uncomfortable. Ho would stick to tho rolo ol patient waiter ho had takon up. In her own room Toinotlo loro open tho letter with feverish impatienco, and road few lines it cjaatitiuod. H e had re- ^\^•£n=e djtoc ^Inc! 'A\e'ry o f bitter disappoint­ ment broko fiom her. Sho had counted upon Philip's making somo despointe effort to freo himself fio m tho galliug chains which bound him t o anothor. \This is not tho end,\ 6ho moiinod, wringing her jeweled hands. \I will not havo it so.\ Sho was possessed of an insane longing to look upon her lover's face. Th o old spell could senrccly have lost its powor If Philip felt any lurking pity for tho girl he had married, sho meant to charm it awny.iiuuko him look upo n Dulci o ns nn obstacle *to his happiness, and prevail upon him-to put bor logally away. She had drossed herself for the intor- viow in soft silk and cream lacos, that ho might seo what a glorious prizo ho had lost.\ I u vain. \Try to forgetl\ Such was his message. Forgot' As though that wore possibla with a woman o f hor temperament. All night long she sat at tho window, looking toward Highlands. Th o morniug sunlight, as it stolo into the room, found her in tho samo position. Suddenly sho spraug to her feet. '\I will seo him,\ BIIO said, botween hor teeth. \It moans happiness or eternal misory for mo. I'm not going t o give him up so easily.\ Sho stolo from tho houso aud mado hor way swiftly across tho fields On coming in \sight of Highlands she noticed an un­ usual commotion about tho houso. Keek- loss of 'conscquGncos, sho kopt straight on 'to tho giand entrance, never seeing how tho \Servants fell .buck and starod.at hor approach. \Is it our missing lady or hor ghost'\ t v askod OAch othor, Jirouthlossly. \Or i tho other one? \. It was well understood nt Highlands Dulcio and Toinetto wero coun ­ terparts. ,. « m , C if Sh °^lonKor felt at a loss when lomctt o spoHl^ S sharp, peremp ­ tory to !1 ..„sucli as her poctt , {nistro3B lhad near used. ,° \( mi 'luct ino to Fomo room wh, z 'caa n ' r 1'nvnor alone, aud send hiili.. * . „. ' lintoly.\ lom ° master is not in tho houso,\ sho no -1, Ecowling at tho intruder. |pi I scmo ODO to find him. \ wokecpor stood firm as o rock, ed uj>on tho beautiful woman « B enomj, and tho cause of all their vou wiil pardon mo ior saying it, _._Ii, this is no timo for you or any out- |*o poison to bo coming to this sad __'C.\ \What do you moan'\ staring. \My poorhviy! Sho is gone—wo foar lie has destroyed herself. Mr. Eaynor 13 Riving the river dragged.\ Toinetto htaggored back against tho ~T Herheart guvo ono fiantic leap and \nod to Bianrt still. Oh, if this woie • y*o< • \How long has sho—Dnlcio—been miss- Ij'hiuco'yesterday Wo found hor scarf •ho rivor. Sbo must bo lying at the .10111, poor lamb, whero trouble and can never reach her more.\ ^1 Mrs. Eusk broko into hysterical ng. • otto could scnrcely keop tho ox- >n she felt from showing itself r face I f Dulcio woro indeed doad, lioblcmof her own futuro would be J solution. l l tho wretehod girl loavo bohind bor \-d—no mossago—nothing?\ she in- |iousokeopcr shook hor hoad. iron sure? Let mo go to her room. Lay bo somothing thero that has V looked.\ Insk cr.npht oagcrly at tho idoa. lt d not been seon to entor the .,r leaving the lodgo; but tho BOr- ie, for tho most part, nt tho rear, ^ight havo done so without their ero was nothing irl tho protty Ithe dainty rooms|opening from it, to show this. Toinetto looked through them all, a lurid light in hor oyos. She shonld have been mistress here—might be evon yet. Tho resources of wealth and taste had been oxhausted to make the plac o bright and- beautiful. \Doad or living, Dulcio shall never roign horo again,\ sho said to horself. Tho dressing-case and all tho protty little inlaid tables wore carofully searched without any not e being found. Toinette was turning away, viudictivo jo y in her oyes, when she noticed a pasteboard card lying on tho carpet. It boro simply the address o f a Now Yor k milliner—Madam Keeler. \I shall keop this card,\ Toinetto said, yielding t o a sudden impnlso sho coul d not havo explained evon t o horself. \It is of no value t o anybody else.\ Mrs. Eus k glanced curiously at tho ad­ dress, but 'mad o no objoction. Toinotto had slopped t o the window and WBB look ­ ing out; mentally asking herself if Dulci o had indeed boon s o mad as to take he r life, when a heavy tread sounded o n the stairs and Philip Eaynor entered Ho had jus t com e from tho river, whero tho mou wero still at work. H e looke d pale aud haggard; his clothes were soiled and wot. Pausin g on the threshold, he stared bewilderedly at Toiuotto a momont, as if uncertain wnethor sho wero flesh and blood or nn illusive .vision. \It is Mis s Lynton, \ tho housekeeper hastened to say, noticing his perplexity. \Sho has businoss with you, I boliovo, sir.\ Ho camo noaror but made no effort to take Toinotto's extended hand. His oyos wero luster'ose, no warmth or color cam e into his cold, whito face. Tho girl's boavt sank as she met that dull, passionless gazo. \Loavo us,\ sho said, in a peremptory whisper closo to Mrs. Rusk's ear. When tho door closed she ventured lightly to touch tho miserable man's arm. \This is very sad—very shocking.\ 6he said. \Is thore n o cluo to Dulcio's fate''\ \Sho is dead, I am hor murderer!\ came tho answer, spokon with impassioned vehomouco. Toinetto shuddered; not so much nt the words as at tho fierce repulsion with which ho drew back from her touch. \No no, don 't say that, Philip,\ s ho criod, earnestly. \It isn't your fault that tho girl has mado nway with horsolf.\ \Did I not drivo hor to suicide by my harshness nud cruelty ' She was a loving, irapulsivo child, aud I trnmplod upon her teudor hoart. I was mad, blinded with niieory, aud coul d see no good in her. I doubtod her lovo, hor truth, hor fidelity. I thought her wicke d and dosigning bo - causo sho yielded .to tho most terrible tomptatiou a holploss young girl over knew. Heaven pity and forgive mo' I am as muc h her murderer as if I ha d driven a dagger into her hoart!\ Ho dropped his head upon his hands, groaning heavily. Toinetto fixed a wild, startled loo k on him, us if struck by a sudden, sickening foar. \Think how wanfouly eho deceivodyou , Philip. Wha t coul d 6he expect? No t tenderness or forbonrauco, certainly, when your eyes wero opened to the truth.\ \Sho was m y wifo. I might havoboen kinder to hor.\ \In spito o f tho cruel deception b y which sho wo n you' J \ \Yes. I can realizo how terribly sho suffered — tho fearful struggle through which sho passed. It was no oasy thing for her to sin. You do not kno w how meek aud gontlo sho was, you novor saw tho look o f pathetic appeal in hor oj'es that might have 6oftonod tho most ob­ durate heart!\ j// Toinetto grew col d all over as sho lis- - toned. \Philip what are you saying?\ she criod, in a sruotherod voice. \Havo yo u loomed to love that girl?\ \I caunot toll,\ h o groaned. \She was so sweet, so patient, so full of tender thoughtfulness. I cannot road m y own heart. It was full of bitterness nt first. This sudden shoc k has awakened rao as from a.seltish dre.im I only know that I am niisorable; that I would give m y own life to call Dulci e back; that I shall never know a moment' s happiness if she has de­ stroyed herself.\ A terrible oxpression stolo into Toi­ notto's oyos. Sh o had never really be­ lieved, evon whon giving way t o tho wildest fears, that Dulci o would supplant her in the affections o f tho mau sho loved. \Philip Philip, \ sho panted,'\do yo u not realizo that Dulcio's doath sots you free?\ ?Husb! \ ' ' - \Let mo spoak. I must. I cannot kee p silent now. Thin k o f our plighted VOWB, our frustrated hopos ! Think of m y an­ guish when I heard yo u wers wodded to another; what I havo sutforod since! I t has seomcd at times nB i f lifo had rbmo t o a sudden end, fo r life without hope or joy is only a lingering death. .Philip, Philip , toll mo tho truth. Have you ceased to love mo?\ Sho woul d havo sunk sobbing into his arms had he no t repulsod hor. \Havo I ceasedtolovoyou?\ho hoarsely ropeatod. \Hoavo n holp us bath—I can ­ not tell. A s I said boforo. my own hoart is a mystery to mo . It is full of uuutter- ablo pain and sorrow. I only know that yon can bo nothin g to mo now. My dead wife's reproachful face would ever come hetwoen us. When—who n all is ovor I shall go away and never sco you again.\ His voico f ulterod at tho last, and with­ out another word or farewell look ho ab- \ iU btly left hor. •vnj.he doo r oloscd, Toinetto sprang u p from thC cro uching nttitudo she had as- s \? c i'• .tad begun walking restlessly up and dowtf. tlj0 100lu- Great whito beads wore gathel^ j „, JOn uor f oro lie.nd. Ouco she s.ruck fier Ha ml acrog3 it witu a £erco hissing crv \My God! \ \ Thfit was all sho a^ id After a full hour had passe d she leftW a hoDfl6 with n heavy, dragging stop, and\ to llounyview Hall. \\ ' tnde of hor ow n room , a camo to hor that sont th| flowing through bor voius \It is n strauge, desporn, sho said, with a hard, r \Eut I hive tho courage ossary t o success. Wh y 1 sonio bonefit fro m tho fa that has boon tho cause T Hio, in wouded hor way the soli- sudden thought .e chilled blood V>nco moro. \o thing to do,\ fuirthloss laugh, and daring noc- hould I not reap ttnl resomblanco of my misery? Philip shrinks fro m ine, r ou t he \would 10 - cjivo Dulcio with ope n Jarins, forgive nil tho past, b o t o hor K ton.ji or i devoted hus - b.iud. I woul d run nn\|- jjgk ra ther than givo him up.\ I Taking fro m her bosotl j tu3 car a foun d in Dulcio's boudoir, (f D0 sat for a long timo with her gazo bent - revolving dark, torribi fertile brain. 5 The following mor»._V ; sho wont alono to Now York . Thore wani no one to watch i, aud Bho' diroctly t o Mada m Koelcr '^ostubiJBflment ,, ., , ...j ^terrfew with fixedly upo n it, 0 thoughts in hor — — —— • — _ r uu IU « Ulf u hor movements , nu d sho\ ma( i 8 uer W ny diroctly t o Mada m Keeler * - -- - - and hold a lon g privato thatlaJy. Aftorward sho visited her Jivory day fo r a week, excusing her frequajfj BU3encos to Major Villars o n tho nloa tfc nt j, or wal (i. robe needed replenishing, m Tuo week passed,'r-nd stfjjj tuero was nQ tidinks o f Dulcio. Thof dragged for a long difltnnc low. jjTointtto felt fnll> her rival was dead,\ and th| carried out to sea, river had been J} abovo and bo- conviucod^that 0 body had peon • \Th o way is clear,\ sho said to herself, with a feeling of exultation. \I may vout-' ure to put'in execution my little plot.\ Tho morning of the eighth day she wont to Highlands and saw Mrs . Eus k fo r a few moments \I have brought back this card,\ eho said, giving to tho housokoeper the bit of S asteboard bearing Mada m Kecler's ad- ross. \Yo u will remember whore it: was picked up. In looking i t over Inst night I noticed the name 'Miss Brown' written in E encil on tho back. Thi s \fact may not nvo the slightest, significance; but any ­ thing that promisos t o throw li .'ht on your poor young mistress' fate should bo care­ fully investigated.\ ClIAVTKIt XX. A CLEVER GAME. ' Toinette had judged correctly i n think­ ing Mrs. Eusk would take the card to her master and tell him whore it was found. Philip turned it over rather listlessly. He had givon up all hop e o f ever Beeing his wronged j-onng wife again i n this world. \Madam Keeler is som o on e Dulcio used to know, who has boon kind to hor, no doubt,\ ho said. \It can d o n o harm to' go and seo her.\ Ho sot out an hour or s o later. Madam Kooler's niilliuory establishment was a stylish houso not far fro m Fifth Avenue. Ho rang the bell and was shown iuto an elegantly furnished reception room . Madam Keeler did not kee p him waiting long. Sho was a portly-looking woman, dressed in an exquisite combination o f velvet and rich brocade. She shut tho door and cam o forward, looking at hor visitor with curious intont- noss. \Who bus dono me this honor?\ she- askod, with a charming snfile o f welcome. \My namo is Philip Eaynor. \ She started slightly, but tho convention­ al smile still played about her rather full lips. Boforo sho could speik , the young man addod with an abruptness that sur­ prised hinisolf , \I wish to inquiro if you have a Miss Brown in your employ? \ It was not at all what bo intended to say. Bu t he s.oomed to bo urged on by somo ­ thing out of and boyon d himself. Mudam Keeler bowod politely. \Yes sho said. \And a very efficient porson I find her.\ \How long has sho boon with you?\ \One weok.\ Philip grow whito and cold. But a little over a woek had elapsed since Dulcie dis­ appeared. Had he been laboring under a inistako all this whilo i n thinking she had drowned herself in tho rivor? \Can I see this lady?\ he nskod, eagorlv, his voico trorabliug a little. \It is barely possible she may know something of a young friend I havo recently lost. At loast thero are circumstances that make mo hope so. \ Madam Keeler smilod graciously, and at once led the way t o a Bmallor apartment across tho hall. \Miss Brown is gifted with wondorfully good tasto,\ sho explaiued, \and has quite tho air of a lady. Sinco tho first day or two I havo not asked hor to remain in tho work-room with tho other apprentices \ Sho drow n;ido a heavy portioro with one plump hand. Philip saw a slondor, girlish figuro sit­ ting at a littered table within. Her back was toward him, but in a mo ­ ment ho had crossed the threshold with a heavy, staggering tread. The girl heard him, and spoke without turning her head. \Pleaso tell mo. Mada m Koeler, ho w yo u liko 'the offoct of theso snow-drops with tho carnations.\ She held up a hat partly finished. Th o .dead silouco t,hat'followed hor quostion caused her to turn quickly. As she met tho wild, 6 (nrtlod gazo bent upon her she fell back with-a gasping cry and put her hands ovor her face • \My God!\ said Philip , hoarsely. \It is Dulcio horself.\ Madam Keeler stared.- She evidently took in tbo moaning o f tho situation at once, a peculiar smilo playe d about hor full lips. \So Miss Brown is the youn g friend to whom you reforrod?\ sho exclaimed. \Strange! I had bettor leave you to com o to au uudorst andiug by yourselves.\ Sho withdrew. Phili p bent over tho shrinking little figuro i n the chair, and clasping tbo trembling hands, covered them with kisses. \My darling, my swoet littlo wifo, it is really you, alive?\ ho whispered, passion­ ately. Ho fully believed it was Dulcio herself who sat thore, her lovely faoo lifted so pit­ ifully. In that first agitated moment, had an angel appoarod fro m heavou to warn him that the trembling, frightened girl was Toinotto Lynton, who had cunningly assumed the identity of his fugitive bride, he would not havo beliovod it. \My darling,\ ho shuddorod, kneeling beside her, \we found you r scarf on tho river bauk, and thought you had dostroyod yourself.\ .The impostor grow pnlo as a lily as she answered \It slippod from\ my Bhouldors, nud I left it lying ihtre. I wasfoarfully tempted nt first; then I seemed to roalizo all at once the enormily o f the sin I was about to commit, nud Go d gavo m e strength to resist.\ Tears sprang into hor big, wiBlful blue oyes, and hor lips quivered with genuine emotion as sho added \Philip I know I am an obstacle i u the way of your happiness. Are you very, very sorry to find mo nlive? \ \Sorry Dulcio? I wish yo u could look into my*heart. I havo suu'cred, suffored th'^past few dnysl I felt liko a mur­ derer. I should never have known another moment's poaco if yo u ha d diod!\ \And yet you do not love mo,\ sho said, very pitifully. 1 \I thought so ouco. When I first loarnod of the deception I almost hated you . But \ He hesitated. Toinetto played hor part well. A glad light broko over hor face, nud sho said in the wistful, ploading tono Dulcio might have .used: \Philip Philip, tell me—are you learn­ ing t o caro forme juBt a littlo?\ HoJialf raised himself, mido a myve - mout as if to clasp her to his heart, but foil back, cold nud trembling. Did ho suspoct? For a momon t Toi- netto's bronth stopped, and her heait al­ most ceased to beat. Philip could not account fo r the strange feeling that stole over him . It was as though a wave of expulsion had suddenly swopt between them. \I caunot understand my own hoart,\ ho answoied hnskily. \I onl y kno w I should bo a misornblo man without you. You must come back to Highlands. I cannot let you go. Como back, darling, and givo me an opportunity to atono for tho past.\ \You are sure you wish it?\ \Oh yes, yes.\ \Are you willing to forgive and forgot tho wrongs I did you° \ \Yes Dulcio. You, too , havo had muc h to bear. In my anguish and horror whon I fancied you ware lost to mo forovor, I would havo given tho whol e world to re- .call you. Those hours o f misery brought withthem a revolution. I learned for tho first timo that Toinette di d not. possess tho strong hold upon my hoart I had been 'led to suppoBO,\ 1 ' He saw her deepening \pallor but kept on: \It was my swoet littlo wifo who filled all m y thoughts. Your sad, reproachful face as I saw it last, was rising constantly boforo m y eyos. How I besought heaven to restore you to m y arms, that I might atone for my harshness and cruolty b y a life-time of devotion!\ \And now?\ Toinotto breathed, leaning nearer. 'He passed his han d ovor his dam p fore­ head. \ I still wish to mako roparniion for tho past.\ \You are sure, quito suro, tho ol d lovo for Toinette will no t drive my image fro m you r hoart?\ \Never again,\ ho answered, earnestly. \That folly is ovor. I t may be you r sweet­ ness wo n m e i n Bpito .of myself. Wha t does it matter now ? I amachangodman . Whatever you ma y decide, Toinetto can bo nothing to m o fro m this timo forward.\ Again tho impostor covorod her beauti­ ful pale face with her hands. Sb o sat silent and motionless until Philip's arm stolo round her waist, and he Boftly whis­ pered: \Darling hav o yo u fully forgiven me? I s it to b o ponce and happInosB?\ The n she drow a deep breath and looked nt hi m with a glanco that thrilled his soul. \Yes Philip . I havo n o life npnrt from you.\ Loaning bo r han d upon his breast, she tol d him, in her protty, artless wny, of the joalous phin arrd misery that had driven her away fro m Highlands. \You r hoppinoss was dearer to m e than my own, and I was ready t o insure it at any cost. A s I stood on tho bank o f the river, and had fough t back the dreadful temptation to destroy myself, Mada m Keoler's address seemed t o stand out be­ fore m y oyes ns though written upo n tho sky. I had boon looking at hor card that very morning. Al l at once I made u p m y min d to go t o her aud ask for omployment under an assumed name. I thought yo u would bo rejoiced t o be rid of me so easily, and b y and by, whon tho divorce courts had dono their work, you would g o back to tho old lovo 1 had stolou.\ Not a very cohoront story, but sho told it with such an air of child-liko simplicity thnt Philip never dreamed of doubting. Bu t ho wondered ttint his ow n hoart lay so liko a lump o f ico in his bosom. \ Surely I hnve no t rnndo another mis­ take?\ ho thought, solf-ropronchfully. \It is Dulci e I lore? \ He felt impatient to get nway, back to Highlands, where ho would havo his fugi­ tive brido all t o himBolf. * Mada m Koolor soomod greatly disturbed whon told she must givo up at onc e hor lovely apprentice. \It will b o n real loss!\ sho exclaimed. \Misa Brow n has tho oyo of nu artist. M y pntrons woro beginning* to find her out and ndmiro her work . 1 must look a long time before finding any one to fill her placo \ Th e glnnco that passed between Mada m Koolor and Toinott o wns lost upon Philip . Ho laid a crisp ban k note in the woman's han d and said: \Perhaps this will holp reconcile you to tho loss yo u havo sustained.\ Toinette's heart was beating fast when sho took her place by Philip's side in the carriage thnt waited at tho door. Thu s far her plo t had succooded. Philip seemed vaguely perploxod and troubled, but he had accoptod her unhuostiouingly *ns tho person sho claimed to bo Still, thore wero othor difficulties to bo ovorcome . Sho was willing to snorifico muc h to gain her end, but not ovorything. I t would bo o f no uso to take Dulcio's place unless sho was really Philip's wife. \ I have a strange request to mako, \ sho said, very sweetly, laying her dimple d littlo hand upo n his, as they wor o boing whirled rnpidly along tho crowde d city stroots. \It is ft Billy fancy of mino, but .you are so good, s o forbeniing, Philip, I kno w yo u will yiel d t o it.\ \What does m y darling wish?\ h o asked, smiling dow n into the lovely, pleading face. j .- \You will laugh at me, Philip, whon T tell you . I w-nnt yo u to drivo m o t o the nearest clergyman yo u know, that wo may plight our vows ovor again.\ Ho looked surprised, almost as though ho foared ho had taken loavo o f hor senses. ; \It is a strango requost, Dulcio. Why do yo u mako it? A dozen mnrringo' cere ­ monies coul d no t mako you more truly m y wife.\ \ I havo such a\ singular fooling—ns i f you had put mo away,'and. tho tio thnt boun d us ha d beo n annulled,\ f ulterod tho bountiful dissembler. \Nonsense darling. Yo u should not givo way t o such foolish fancies.\ s \You will consent, Philip? You will marry mo over again—now,^ beforo we go to Highlands? I wish it very! very much. \ Hor ea„or , intense tono made him stare at her in growing bowildenuont. Bu t an inexplicable feeling—it was neithor re­ pulsion nor distrust; rather a mental shrinking from unknown evil—provontod hi m from complyin g with hor requost. \If thore wero roally anything to bo gained, I woul d d o as yon wish,\.ho said. \Bu t it would'seem liko sacrilege to g o through the marriage, ceremony s o Boon again. Forgo t you r morbid fancios, dar­ ling. \ * Toinette loanod-bne k in tho carriage, hor hands tightly locked.- What Bhould sho do? How accomplish her purpose? Unless Philip married hor, tho wholo daring plot woul d havo to be abandoned. Once, the dread thought niose.'AVhat if Dulcio had boe n rescued fro m tho river and was living still? But sho resolutely put it from her. \Thore can b o no doubt but tho foolish child took her ow n life,\ she told horself. \Philip\ i s a freo man, aud if I conl d only prevail upo n hi m to marry me, all would bo well. \ [TO BE COSTIXUED.] SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON. SOB 00T0BER.2f.th . 1891 . 'Lesson: Christ Comforting- Hi s Disciples. Golde n Text: John xlv., 18, Core o r llic Eyes . Never sleep opposit e n, window wliic h will throw a flood of stron g ligh t o n your eye s when you wake i u th e morn - inrr. I n all institutions , partietilnrlj\ for children , whore th e eye s ar e require d t o do clos e work, th e proportio n o f the squnr o smrfaco of the windows to th o squnr o surfac e of th e floor should never fall below ono t o four. The short-sighte d ey e is esseutinll y a disease d eye, and shoul d bo- treate d as such . It affect s by preferenc e thos e who us e thei r eye s constantl y fo r lic e or'nea t work, nud is almos t unknown arnoDg th o uncivilized nations. \When children work by ligh t which falls i n thei r face s the y are np t t o bend th e body forward so as to shad e th o eye s by th o head, or clso twist i t aroun d so tha t tho light shal l fall o n tho page, Both o f thes o position s are pernicious , Thero is great danger of th e ches t be­ coming narrow and contracte d and of th o spin o becoming curved . To batho tho eye3 properly , take, a largo basi n of cold water, ,bend .the head clos e over it, and wit h both hand s tliro w th e water wit h soine'forc o o n the gently closed lids . Tliis has something o£ the same effec t as a shower-bath, and; ha s a toning^u p influence ajiplie d i n any oilier way\ i. \Lo t not your heart bo troubled; y e be­ lieve in God. believe also in Me.\ Tho pass- over lamb had been eaten, the supper to commemorate.- \The Lord's death till Ho como\ had boen instituted, and very soon now H o would go forth to His agony in Gethsemane, but He thinks not of Himself; He feels for theso sheep who m He is soon t o leava and He comforts them. 3, \In m y Father's houso are many man­ sions; 1* it wero not so I would havo told you. I go to prepare a place for you. \ After the resurrection He said, \M y Father and your Father ixx.. 17). Being in Him, His Father is our Father, and all tho glory given to Him Ho shares with us (xvli., 22). What the mansions ore w o may not know, but every believer may thankfully say thero is ono prepared for me. If we are redeomed nt such infinite cost, what must the prepara­ tions bo which Ho is- making for our eternal welfare? And should not such a divinely prepared place wean us from tho vanities of this present world? 8. \An d if I go and prepare aplnce for you I will como again and receive you unto Myself; that whero I a m there yo may bo also.\ A great perversion of Scripture has crept into the church upon this verse. A very common idea is that when wo dio our Lord Jesus comes for us t o take us to heaven and thus fulfills this promise. So tho blessed Lord of lifo and glory is said t o come in tho guise of a great enemy, tho last that is to'bo destroyed (I Cor. sr., 201, and instead o£ tho complete victory of a redeemed bodv as well as a redeomed soul, we are said to have at­ tained tho highest possible bliss when Christ obtains part of us—tho spirit and the devil holds on to tho other part—the body in tho grave. Mary and Martha did not so look upon the coming o f Christ to their home, read John xl., 21, 32. Neither did His disci­ ples understand His coming t o mcau death- (chapter xxi., 22, 23) 15. \I f yo lovo Mo keep M y command­ ments.\ Tho verse wo aro now upon wilt be more fully boforo us in vorso 21, but notico xv., 10, \If yo keep M y commandments yo shall abido iu My love;\ and I John v., 3, \This Is tho love of God, that we keep His commandments.\ Then I Jotmiii., 28, opens to us tho meaning, \This is His command- lnont, that wo should beliove on tho name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love oue another as He gavo us commandment.\ 10. \An d I will pray tho Father and Ho shalltgivo you another comforter, that Ho may abido with you forever.\ Tho Spirit is not Christ, but a different porsonality, even another comforter, who would be to them nil that Jesus was, and who would never loavo them. Tho samo word hero translated \comforter\ is in I John ii., 1, translated \advocate and is used in reference to Christ. 17. \Tho Spirit of Truth; whomthe vrorld cannot receive, because it sooth Him not, neither knowoth Him, but y o know Him,for He dwelloth with you and shall bo in you.\ Because Ho is a Spirit o£ Truth wo cannot know Him unless we are truthful. \Thou desirest truth in tho inward parts\ (Ps. ii., (I). Jesus is \The Truth,\ and Ho will not send His Spirit to ono who is not willing to bo freed from all deceit and lying. 18. \I will not leavo yo u comfortless; I will come to you.\ Tho comforts of tho Spirit do not uopend upon health, wealth, E osition or friendship, but may bo onjoyod y every truo believer. Yot tno children of the bride chamber will long for tho personal coming of tho Bridegroom, and liko Mephi- boshotb, will fast and mouru for Him till Ho como) Matt, ix., 15; II Sam. xis., 24, 30. 19. \Yet a littlo \vhiie,and tho world seoth Mo no moro, but ye see Me: bocauso I livo yo shall live also.\ He is alive forovermoro (Rev. i., IS), Vind being reconciled by His death, much more- shall we be saved by His life- (R0m .1V.', 10). But wo long for tho timo when wo shall be with Him aud like Him (I John iU.; 2 Phil, iii., 20, 21.) 20. \At thatday y e shall know that I am in My Father, and yo in Mo and I in you.\ * Hearts fixed upon that day whon. wo shall sit with Him on His throno (Rev. iii., 31), and see His oneness with tho Father and ours with Him will constrain to wholo hearted service. 21. \H e that hath M y commandments and keepeth them, he it is that lovetn Me. and ho that loveth Mo shall bo loved of M y Fathor, and I will lovo him and will manifest My­ self to him.\ This includes verso fifteen and indicates how wo may know thnt wo love Him. If wo lovo to do His will and take de-' light in His commandments; If they aro more t o us than gold or silver, or than oven our daily food, then wo may know. Indeed, that w e lovo Htm and may expect special manifestations of tho Father's lovo and of Jesus Himself to our souls. 22. \Judas saith unto Him, not Iscarlot, Lord, how is it that Thou will manifest Thy­ self unto us and not Unto tho world}\ This was Judas the brother of James, tho son of Al- phaeus, who also wrnto tho Enistlo of Judo (Luko vl., 16; Judo..). Liko Philip he knew not Jesus though ho had been so long with Him (verse 9). . 23. \Jesus answerod and said unto him, It a man lovo Me ho will keep My words, and Mv Father will lovo Him, and we will como \unto him'and make our abode with him.\ \Here Ho again enforces the test of our lovo to Him, ns our lovo to His word. How can one bo said to love another oven in this world if thov lovo not to hear from each othoj when absent? If wo lovo not t o hear from Him overy day, and take no delight in laying up His words in, our heai'ta, ho w can we bo said to lovo Him? I 24v \H e that loveth Mo not keepeth not My-sayings; and the word which yo hear is not Mine, but tho Father's which sent Me.\ He here repeats the marvolous statement of verso 10, and chapter xii., 49, that whatever words He uttered woro not His own, but only such as tho Father gave Him to say. Ye t there are those among us who covet to be original, to say sometninsr in prayer or testi­ mony which no ono else has said. Lot such remember that wo are most'liko Jesus when wo use the very words of the Spirit, speak­ ing the things of God in the words of the Holy Ghost rather than in the words which man's wisdom toachoth (l Cor ii., 13) 25. \Tueso things havo I spoken unto you, boing yet present with you.\ The R. V . says: \whil e yot abiding with you?' Soon He would be absent from them, and tboy would no loneor talk with Him face to face. How littlo they knew or appreciated tho privilego they wero no w enjoying and soon to lose\. 30. \But tho Comfortor, which is the Holy Ghost, whom tho Father will sond In M y Name, Ho shall teach yon all thing?.\ Hero is some lisht upon the meaning ot tho words \In M y Name.\ The Holy Spirit was to bo another Comforter (verso 18), taking tho placo of Jesus ns guide, instructor, helper, friend, full of power, wisdom, might, and all because Ho camo \In Jesus's Name.\ . \And bring all thlng3 to your remem­ brance, whatsoever I have said unto you.\ It we first lay up tho word of God iu our hearts, wo may then rely uoon tho Spirit to 'iring It to mind as wo ncod it eithen for our­ selves or for others. 27. \Poaco I loavo with you, M y paaco I ? iveuntoyou; not as tho world givotli give _ unto you.\ Every truo bollever in Christ has peace with God, for Christ HimsdlC is our peace, and our standing in Him is un­ changeable. But thero i3 tho peaco ot God which will bo ours or not just as we stay our minds on Him, and cast all our care on Him, or otherwise (Phil, iv., 7). \Let not your .hoart bo troubled, neither let it be afraid.\. In anothor placo Ho says, \See that ye be not troubled'' (Matt.xriv., C)T\ Let us.then say, 'JBehold, GO^ABKT sol ration,\ I 'will trust and not (Isi.xii.', 2). . \ I will not foar wh; do unto me\ (P«> lvl.. 4.11).— Les anui xiu \water a RELIGIOUS READING, HE CARETH. Wha t can it mean? Is It aught to Him That tho nights are long and the days a w dim? Can Hebe touched by tho griefs I bear, Which-sadden tho heart and whiten the balr? About His throne are eternal calms, And strong, glad music of happy psalms, And bliss, unruffled by any strife— How can He care for m y little life? And yet I want Him to care for ma While I live i n the world where the sorrowa be, When the lights die down fro m the path' I take. When strength Is feeble and friends for­ sake, '.. \ When love and music that once did bless Have left me to silence and loneliness, And- m y life song changes to Bobbing pray-> ers, - - < '•' Then m y heart cries out for a Go d wh o cares. • \ .. *\- s , When shadows hang over the whole day long, • '• \- ' And m y spirit is bowed with shame and wrong, When I am not good, and the deeper shade Of conscious sin makes my heart afraid, And the busy world has too much to do , To stay in its courses to help mc through, And I long for a Saviour—can it bo That tho God of tho universe cares for me ? Oh, wonderful story of deathless love I Each child is dear to that Heart above : He lights for mo when I cannot fi.nht, H e comforfs mo in tho gloom of night, He lifts the burden, for He Is strong. H e stills the sigh and awakes the song; The sorrow that bows m e dow n Ho bears, And loves and p.irdous because he cares 1 Let all who are sad take heart again, ' 1 We arc not alone in our hours o f pain; Our Father stoop3 from His throne above , To soothe and quiet us with his love; H e leaves us not when the storm is high; And we have safety, for He Is nigh; Can it be trouble which He doth share? Oh, rest In peace, for tbo j»ord will card , —[Selected. \as FOOT.\ Brethren and sisters, we have but one Journey to make through this world. \.Let us make It on foot, helping up other poor fel­ low-travellers as we go ulong. Jesus will walk with us over the ruggedest of self- denial, and sweeten overy step.. We, shall have the best of company—home niisy.aiv arles who wenr old clothes \to give thert now 1 hearts, poor needle women wh o give hard earned dollars to their Master, and rich men also, wh o givo Christ the key to their iron safes and check-books. Let us be in no worry t o get to heaven, f j r \Our Beloved\ Is with us on the road, and we are needod in this sin-cursed world. When we get to. the celestial \station\ wo will not find many who came thero In a palace car.—[T. L. Cuv-. IN ins NAME. Why d o Christians so commonl y ask, \for Jesus' sake?\ Where in His Word are we taught to use this commo n formula? Why not retain the'-plirase that Jesus Him­ self gave us? The devout soul, loves tho language o f the Lord, and denied the original words, insists all the more strongly upon the Integrity o f tho thought. Thus : \Whatever yo shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If yo sballask anything In My name, I will doit.'-' (John xiv., 13.14.) \Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name,\ (Johu xvi.. 24.) \Wha'soevc-rye shall nsk of the Father, He will give to you In My name,'' (John xvl., 23.) \Iu that day ye shall ask in My name,\ (John xvi , 20.) Can we doubt Christ's cor­ rect choice of words \\ Ith which to express His meaning? Begin today to ask \in His name\ and experience the smile of blessing Which your careful lovo will quickly recel\e. —[Horace WaU»ra, In tho Voice. PROGItESS OF CHRISTIAN TIIOT/GTIT. Though largely unchristian, tho so-nailed Christian nations aro iu many aspects vust- ly In advance of all tho nat!o\ns 'whic h aro without the knowledge of the.holy Scrip- cures. Says Br. Judson'Sniitb, in- the Mis­ sionary Outlook: \Already in a degree unknown before, Christianity is attaining it3 object nnd assert­ ing Its rightful place In the thoug'litsof men. The adherents of Christianity already out- number those of any other religious faith on the globe. The nominally Christian peonies of the world are reckoned at 450,000.000. while tho Buddists, wh o come nearest In point of numbers, aro y onlv 300,000,000. But the supremacy of tho Gos­ pel includes much more than numerical superiority. Tbo leading powers of the world today are England, Germany and the United States; all of them Christian States. . Wherever their Influcnco is felt, wherever ) their colonies o r commerce o r nntlonal lifo are found, their Christianity stands forth the acknowledged, I had almost said tho em­ bodied, religious faith. England's empire, girdling the world,Is tbo wonder of the prcs- snt age, and almost every year witnesses its enrichment and expansion. Germany Is swiftly following in tho samo steps, and w\itbln a decade has planted itself 011 the east and west coasts of Africa, among the islands of the Pacific, nnd Is planning still further enlargement. The United States 1 B the ac­ knowledged leading power of the vestern continent, nnd Is entering, into closer and more IntltieiitiiLrelations with all the other American nations. The publio opinion of tho civilized world, tho shaping of the future on all the continents and Islands of tho earth Is mainly committed to these, peoples.\ Tho signifi­ cance of this fact, and its' bearing o n ths dominance o f the Christian faith throughout the world, ure too plain to be ignored. Let a single fact, the cro 'Ving prevalence of the English tongue, Illustrate what is here sug­ gested. Por tho 0,000.000 who spoke Eu- irtish in Milton's dav there are now nt lenst 100.000,000 to whom it is either the mother- tongue or tho common language of dally intercourse.\ number of -ouplls registero J lot New Yor'. City on til • the present term w,-us 1S1S | DRUXTCE2JNES9 IS SOCHTT. \I can find no stronger word in our lan­ guage than brutalizing to convey to your minds the hfdeous and poisonous nature of intoxicating driuks,\ says a zealous temper­ ance lecturer recently. \Composed of in­ gredients, which by nature are oftentimes rank poison, it is not surprising that liquor, when consumed in largo quantities, produces a most baneful effect. , I t inflames tno imag­ ination, stuplfles tho will, and stagnates the reason, it wrecks tho system, corrupts the heart, and In a short timo makes man a mere mass of brutalized humanity Man's sys- fcrrjj being coranosed of a most delicate or gamsm, has theroforo great need of man's utmost caro and consideration. When well protected, man enjoys a most perfect stato of health and happiness, but when abused and neglected, it becomes in a short timo a curso nnd burden to its unhappy possessor; onco diseased or corrupted, it now domands alon g series of medical investigation, it pants for every possible care and solace, but ala3l for tho bodr ruined bythe excesses ot intoxication thore is but ono remedy, the cold andailent grave. Triro it is, there have been cases in which medical aid has given so- lacoto a despondent patlont, but then tho systomjwas only,Injurod,it was not destroyed, but once the vitals of our naturo have been devoured by intoxicating liquors, none but tho great physician, its)Oreator,can givo it tho desired and .wisheibfor solvation, Hundreds of cases could bo mted to. prove what I have said; hundreds #ho no w fill drunkard's grnye^^MBboa H mo. out in my assertion, and ^\HHHHHHy ijh'our ow n city, there aro \\'and women, who havetrem- ked constitutions, and ail Ihave Bast toifthe.ground all •»if ^^tvc^ieeo me siayes; TEMPE] ODE TO corl 0,\foir is the virgin Lyrl fountain, Sleeping i n cry? Leaping i n shady\*\ Or issuing clear from the de J tain, eky -mated, related, eart l Not the i>o I s half so/ As tho sip o f thy 1 As chastest , tho ; . eggs'sj TWiV 1 Ot the ralnbovt rain-drop I In health and 1 weather. Men may quaffl . happy togej O see, how all N2 joices! V Wha t gree-1 Fo r brown I Wha t music and mir l Herds lowing, cock-' • birds singingi x 1 * Sweet mil l And splajnj And foaming cascattS, gouis and! flingiug^ , ' , \ Tho wind ;3^ all the leaves from., slumbers waking, \With whispers and 5 And breo\thing,of 1 From the blooms airporfu y air shaking; •- \*« New'beaut y returning J •» flower, - ,T So soon as tho thirsty shower. The great gift of God, anc l jtion— I J • As:necdful a s all .Like it, everywl£ As esscmtlul, potential, its l The innocent source of he l • The friend of loil The foe of all stil The. pledge of good f ello j and charity, Is Water, pure Water—it] 'gladder Than wine, the fil , The merciless mo| -That bites liko a serpent, 1 adder\;' For devil-born revel, ^ laughter. Have gnashings of tee^ after.\- > _.|Li A6ra7iam CoZesT in J ADTIOE TO'AN AFRICAN' 1 The United Committee on and tho Liquor Traffic o f Great B l addressed an interesting lottor U liana, Chief of Gazaland, whoso env<3 been for somo timo time i n England, ll form him that tho Governments of lj have agreed that tho \whito man's L drink\ is not to be forced'-oa any cl people against their wishes. \Wl write to yo u are men who strongly! drunkenness in this country, and cal worn all chiefs in othor countries agaf entrance of strong drink. Keep i'* your country of Gazaland entirely* deadly enemy alike t o tho chief, to t'l men and the common people,\ • Thel signed by the Duke of WestminSfl others. OEIUTANY'S AFIXICnOtT. I t is mentioned that the official rotml suicides committed in Berlin duringAhf fortnight of Jdly show a total otM^ that the causo rgj^his enormous sej^ tion is attribufe^\\\M^iMIo drirJj stated that: statistics conrj offenses an£ ina ot l fad c'onl of tl can \ that! is affil relief I outcon many.i be fouc Advocated] Ono of tbo things wlj of tho men and women of tho Gatholio Total , is tho indifference witfl anco question is rega l broken up, homes are ii tellects are degraded, scl our good name, and scl church, and yet there l worthy people who scarc l _ to tho cause of this havo'(£-whol gard the temperance'' man . as a J makes us marvel at the constitii mau nature. But there are\ uopetl a general awakening. The states! ginning to see that sober .men m\1 citizens; the politician is beginning! somo respect for a question that, ca^ tho services of a u arm y o f voters'; tho tel er is beginning to notico that educatiil thrown away upon the youth who. indil in drink, the legislator is beginning tp I his attention tq tho passage of laws rest! ing the liquor traffic; and tho chuhl beginning to noto tha t bis worTc^<Eaii do! whon his congregation is -temperate, - Thel aro hopoful signs, ipd«fd, and\ presage gpo l for the future of the country. And shall wl Catholic laymen-not takio our stand with oul fellow-citizens? Shall we remain .pnsslvo iu tho good work? Shall w e sit idle,, whon oth-l era are trying to stem the tide of-intomper-I anc6 which threatens to engulf .ou r race?J We would be recreant to our duty,.*t ~ failed t o lift our voices in^avor e' ^Jk vigorous measures in aid of the tel ^ v 1 cause.— Sacred Hetirt Review. 1 ' - « TEJIPBRANCfS NEW S AND NOTES. . Of seventy-two merribor-s ot Parliament! Scotland, fifty ore pledged to voto fo r Scottish Permissive bill. The Women' s Temperance Union in Canad' has a section composed of those who proniis\3\\| to deal only with temporancs grocars. , T . ' Boston shipped t o Africa during thoi- last' Iscal year over eight hundred thousand gal­ lons of rum, valued at nearly $1,000,000. Mrs. R. A. Green, who has been tho effl- \ eient Recording!Secretary of Honolulu W.CJ\ T U., will attend the World's W CJ T. U? convention in Boston a s a delegate from tho j Hawaiian Islands auxiliary. Mrs. M. C. Leavitt says that in Tasmania there is not a singlo descendant of the abb - - rigines loft, and that the destruction of trip people is, in a large measure, due to tho' itrong drink introduced b y civilized na -J tions. In view of tho serious disappointment tri guests at the dinner tables of total abstfj oenca people o n rinding that there isnowini f a total abstinence hostess in London ncf writes her invitations with \no wine\ a t t bottom. In connection with the British Wom J Temperance Association 1 thore are • homes for inebriate wnm«n r upward ot throe hundretj tieuts have passed, may oughly reclaimed andjr help.while resident j R.2V. Dr . ' McC Bishop o t CloynJ which he strictly* diocese ro say ^r^ finds drfnk£-ha.<f thr>X UDer V 9 .-1 taatp n (their hj •thipriesti .slia ^vbedSaf -

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