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M'Quiston Memorial Presbyterian Church, Belfast'
Jaxueny, l9O8 IONE PENNY.

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Itleek-day DiarY.
The lord's DaY.
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-x- 1gth Co. B.B.' at I
MonninE' l l -30. TUESOAY:
Evehingr 7.
Vlromen's Assoc.,3-30
.)j Ginls'Auxiliaryr 8.
Study Oinole' 9.3O' WEDNESDAY:
HelPing'hand, 1o' Paston in Vestnyr 7.
YounE People's, 1O' Pnayen-meeting, 8.
Choin Practice, 9.
Lectune-hallr 3.3(). Band ofHoper 8'
Bnown Mem. ,, lrs
Ravenscroft ,, FRIDAY:
Canton St. t,
Guild, at 8.

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tv1qmx mAGAZINE.

M'Quiston Mernorial Presbyterian Church' Belfast'
Vol. I. JANUARY' 1908'

Our Motto for 1908.-"f,lemember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy"'
people' A
"hill-head" and. alt arouncl bhe honres of the
A bright and happy new year to all our friends ! We send
forih t}e first nunLber of our Magazine, ancl agk for it a
oortlial welcorne in every home' In its
A HaPPY column
New Year. irteres will be fitletl with the gloly o[ our God'
ed itY. *itit
our memberg to s eoure The inoreased attendances ab bhe stated servioes are
Our hearty tbanks to all who lrave greatly helperl
us by bo put forth a
rlecidedly enoouraging.
subscribing for the Year.* ,r * big effort rg eervice' and

Public if all *'o rit evelY Pew
It will soon be fifieen rears sioce our pasLrir' fresh frorn
new congregabion
'\r/orship. would be ocoupierl' To join u'ith our c-ontradeg
college, unclertook bhe work of ol'ganising a
and {riends in the worship o[ our Heavenly
in the oltl [ron Cburch which stood on tbe stimulue to
X'abher in the great sancbnary gives a powerful
A Backward site of our presetrt halls' On t'he 24th does nob live by Lread alorre' but
bhe spilitual life. "n'Ian
Glance' April, 1892, services were commerced' and
word that proceedebh out of the moublr o[ God'"
from the sbart bhele were tokens o[ Gocl's by
pre-senoe. On the 28bh February, 1897, our presenl
"u""y ***
Our Choir antl ite giltecl concluclor are wiuniug
church was opened' l'he " Oltl goldert
so*" uod oommodious
Church" having been iemoved, the Lecture Halls were
opinions for bheir devoted leading of our praise iervice' To

ereoted, and were opened on the 1sb May, 1899' secure hearty corgregational singing is the
ii it The Church true aim' We shoul't ofben etrike the note
Flom our Choir. of joy antl gladness' and our singing shoultl
blessing, to have the ring of triumph " Let us sing a
hymn,"' Lubher was wonb to say, " and shame the
l& ,6 ,(
Around. oare for the
a shephercl wants to havq fine sheep he must
maintain a supp)y of strong'
un' lambs, an.i if a ohurch clesires bo
harmony of our congregat'ional li'fe lrave remained consecrate'I men ancl women the Sabbath-
enLhusiasm' and senso of
disturbed The faithfulness, Our Sabbath schools musb be well nourisherl' lYe have
workers is beyond all praise'
comradeship of ortr
lf School. a flne band of earnest teachers' bub more
JF 'Y are neerled' 'I'here is no bebter field for
1'o keep our large congrega'tion in touoh with our
a'larger leburn' lYho
memlers for Christian Chrisbian service, or one bhab will yieltl
ard to heip to more fully organise our
will volunteet ?
service is the aitn of tbose who are responsible are expoobed
Our youthful collectoi s ior ihe orpban society
for our magazrne' We believe there is a
Moving ar ar early date. So hurrv np, tlear
have well- to make their returns
Forward. work for oul church ho do' We young helPers
equipped buildings, a fiue posibion on the
The work begins early at ll.Quiston Church on Sabbath Our Young People's Guild is meetirg a felr want. It has
days. At 9-30 there is a band of brothers rneeting in the ertered upon a career of usefulness. The cult,ure o[ the
snug vestry, studying the Scripbures under mind and of the power cf reacly and con-
Helping-tl1nd rhe guidauoe of our cler.k of session, Mr. Our Guild. vincing speech is of great inrporbance for all
Bible Class. J. 14/. A" I{amitton. Ab ten o'clock the who desire to improve their gifts ancl to rise
II.H.B.C., which has a membership of to bigher thirgs. l{r. Birrell was a hoet in himself at t}re
almost 200, meets the same leader. The attendance lasb mosL enjoyable musical evenirrg. Those who purpose
for the pasb year has been exceptionally goorl, but the Com- joinirg will be heartily welcomed by our euergetic
mibteo are anxioug to see an increase at tbe Nerv year, when Secretaries, Miss Shaw anil Mr., Joseph Taib.
lye starb on a new couree of study-The Book of Genesis- IF J(
whioh will cover tho firsb six montls. Now is rhe time to We cordially greet the member.s of our. Women,s Working
enrol. The annual eocia'l will be held at the enci of the Assooiation and of the Girls'Auxiliary. 'lhese friends have
monbh, rendered excellent Bervice to our
Vy'omen's Working churoh for rears past. We trust
In the Commiltee room, aL ten o'cl<rck on Sabbath Association, that their meetirrgs in the rrerv year
mornirg, Dr, Morrisou conducts a fine will be as happv and as sooial as
Morning class for boys and girls, and a hearby they }rave been, arrd that their arrrrral sale will be olce
School. wclcome is extenaletl to new menrbers. again crowned wiih success.
,6i(* J*ri*
Under tbe oare of Messrs. \\,. J. Wasson ard W J. p.
Our Annual Social, held on the llth l)ecember, wae the
Waddell and theii Lelpers the u,ork of tlis rnissir u goes
biggest and the besb we ever had. Every irrclr oI avai]aLle
steadily ol its way. Ib is n:arvellous
space n.a8 occupied. Good fellowsbip
Congregational and genial Lumour arrd gerruine com-
Canton Street how nrucL has Leen accomplislerl irr
Social. radesbip was the orcler of the evering,
Mission. srch humble surroundings. The missiou,
aud even grave office_bearers lvere ae with its services and Sabbath-schools
antl all its other age,roies, has brought hope and sirength and
brisk and bright as the most youthful in our happy gathering.
a new life to many.
The commjbtee of arrangement harl a righr, to feel gratifiecl ,tli*
by ibs groat auooess. The Band of Hopo Committee, of which Mr. ,l,homas T.
Iove is the enthusiaetic Seoretary, hase not only deserved, bub
I(e are glad to fincl the boys as bhey become too old for
have aohieved euccess The programmes and
the brigade, still keeping together. The
l9th Old Boys' concert given on the 19tli December,, by
The Band the addresses and tbe abLeudanoes have all
ol Hope. been very good. To aim at clear.iug our
Concert. tbe lgth OlrI Boys' X,oobball Club, was a
country of the drink curse ig a r,cble ambition.
first-rate one. We congratulate its
The side that seoures the sympathy aud help of rhe;;ourg is
memberg, Beveral of whom are amongBt our most prizecl workers.
dasbinett to succeed. Save bhe ohildreu, and you save the
,t ,( it
oountry. .NIr. Davicl Ilorner haa kindly taken up the post
This Company is doing rery well this yea,r, the total vaoa,ted by the death of the late Band of Hope choir leader.
stlengbh bej',9 50 non-comniesioned officers and bo;.g. To ,F +( i(
encourage good atterrdauce, Lieutenant The sualden death of ltr, Samuol Kerr, rhe beloved leader
l9th Co. George tr'orsharv preserted a silver clasp of our Band of Hope choir, and a highly esbeemed. member
Boys'Brigade. to the Company, to be competecl for of our ohurch choir, awakened a feeling
monthly. For ihe month ot November In Memoriam, of sorrow in our enbire membership.
this was won by Lance-Cor.poral '[V. J. Ferguson, w]rose squad Samuel I{err. While at hie work in the firnr of }Iessrs.
hacl an attendance of 100 per cent. at both Bible Cl:rss and M'Uaw, Sbeverrson & Orr, Lbd., on the
Drill. The Brigade attended the evening service on Sabbath, 1Sth December, tI,e snmmons came, ancl our brother passed
l5tli Deoember, in full uniform, and heard a stining address by home to be with Chrisb, U1r" Kerr was widely known as a
the Rev. T. R, Ballantine, B.A., on ,,Tho Trophy of the Boy.,, ilevotetl Christian worker. Like his father before him he
it ,F if counted no sacrifice too great to hetp on the cause of
The combined classes of Dr. n'raeer and Mr. H. It,. temperanoe. Highly gifbect as a musician, and possessecl of
Courtney had bheir annual re-nrion &s nsual on Boxing Day. a cheery and winning personality, he was a valuable helper
Thero was a large muster of the clasees of mauy good causos. A large conoourse of frierds-an
Youn$ People's and tbeir friends, and a tboroughly eloquent tribute to hie character ancl usefuhees-followed
Social, enjoyable evenirg was spent. ,I'Iese his remains to the ciry oemebery. To his aged mobher and
lwo classes fill a dirtinct p)aco iu our to his rvife and cbildren we terrder our hearbfelt sympachy.
Sabbath.schoollife, and are a fine traiuing ground to rvhich We trust that all our readers n'ill secure tickets for the
we look wibh confidence for helpers. We trusb they nay Memorial Concert, to be held on bhe l6th insb, which has
oontinue to grow in numbers, and to increase in influence un cler beon organised by our choir leader, [,1r. James WootJs, as a
their faibhful anil consoientious teachers. tribute to the memory of his late friend.


By Ethel F. Heddle,
Author of " Three Girls in a Flat," etc"
Illustrated bY Grenville Manton'
CHAPTER I. Ttrink of B1:lrttearl- Fartn I .\nd at nights, rvhat is
tHE REV. H-\}IISH ther'e to clo in thc village, sar-e halg rottnd l'et
A RU\I]EL. corners ? Tbis club-))

Prii;:dignity of

I young nan-and you ought to know it, for I
take it a parson sees a good deal of the seamy little, as if rvith sccret amusement.
side of life-humau nature is a poor thing' I " Blit I am a man of the n'orld, ancl this euthusiasm
sum it up in a ferv l'ords-humality is one vast for hurnanitl'-save the mark !-mcans nothing to
me. I you'd advise n're about an heir I
beggar ! What peoplc can get oul of you I That's

+, iti"Loot at 1'ourself I Wlry do 1ou cotle hct'e? ?,,
e), e Ol
su lca al-I
at ok Yes'
H kn \\'as

t a good thing, taking ever)'thino iuto accoltnt' itl

perfect ecluanimity. It rv:r's a1s'a1's dillicult to pttt Da"lrynple ','i1lug.. Also, he uudcrstood Sir Ra)ph'
Hamisl, Arundel out of temper' " I dicl come to Fie took offence. Baffled in evc;:)'directiolr,
in his efforts to nencl certaitl things in t1're vilhge
I and the cstate, he inr'ariallly reappeared unru1lled,
good-humoured. "'Il're man is a gentleman, plaguc
on him I" had been Sir Ralp}r's secret sumlnlllg up
of the w}role sitr-ration, and he compels )'ou to treat
lrim as otte." \\'lriclr rs, o[ cottrsc, tit c'uttte'

What other country calls a farm ' Cauldhame'? B
: The tove that Wom"
askccl those gc,od pcoplc hcrc, 1o look at thr-rrr I lookecl out:rrd thcn carnc fonvarcl pleas:rnti1.--a
Study this ciignificd hnmanitr, 1ou ancl the other tinc-looi<irg old rnan, rvith rvhite hair falling his
idealists talk of. Whoever I cboose :rnst tahc tbc rust.,'111611.11 \.clvet coat, and absent-minded ltluc e1,es.
name Dalrl'mp1e and kccp up the fantil,r, honour. " ]Ir. Arundel l)' he said cordialll', and then shook
There's one rrrn-I think he has thc bcst chance, if hands. " l{iss Clairc and I ri'ere just ruentionirrg
he cloes rvhat I rvish I He is the son of the onlr' )'our name. It l'as a book I rvanted -on Scottish
wonlall I ever loved. Shc jiltcd rne and rnarried iL church larr-and }Iiss C1aire saicl vou rvould be sure
cousin ; and livcd, I think, to rue it, before she died." to havc it. 'I am suLe he has a good library,, shc
He stood rr nrorDcnt silcnt, his dull eres on the floor. said. \Vill 1'ou corne jn ? "
" Captain Hal Hcrcford bv name. Hc is coming " FoL a very fcu" ninLrtcs, if I may."
here ir1 half au hour. llotoring or-cr from Lin- I{c really could not resist tl-re ter-nptation ! For
lnthen, I don't l<nos- sheLher I shall like or hatc he rvould see and spcak uith her I He had seel
him. It u'ill depcncl if he looks frorn his f:rther's o:: hel in the village, arcl in church, rvhen her loice
his rnother's e)'es I But if he r.r'ill nrarn. m), corrsin in the hlnrns had comc across to him undcr the
Lady Susan Seton's girl-she has the bluest blood of vaultecl r:oof of the historic o1d churcb. A slender,
Scotl:mcl in her yeils I think hc rvould do. But he r:rther: little girl, in a gre.y clress and hat, a soft
must rrafl:\' to please me. \\re1l, ri'e shall see ! And feather bc)a making a kind of aureole round the
nou', I suppose l\n boring;roil, as yol lto-red ttc .!- small, sNcet face, Hc hacl never, he thought, seen
u'e all borc each other I Eh ? Your cLrb and rrv so s\veet a firce. Sorrething in thc ap.pealing
Leir I Go and tell old l{orlancl, m1' secrct:rr1' ancl violet stolc his heart ltelbre he knerv, .r\nd
librari:ur, allout it ; and I\Iiss Clcmelcl. Clair:e. his 1'et he had ncter spoken to her ! ln rhe jiftle
rerv shorthancl tvpist. Shc is a prettl- gir'1, ard a )Ianse study at nights, alone in the gloaming,
parson's daughtcr, so should be sympathetic I You'1l rvhen the da1''s ri,orries and the cla1"s conlllcts s,cre
flncl thcm in the past, irc rvonlcl see
liblari,. llorland is he:: firce, and alnrost
compiling a history fancl' he coulcl feel
of the Dalrranple the touch of her
fa.r'nilv and of tht: sma1l, cl'rildish hancl.
count)'. lJnlilg a Clemencl' Claire !

sm:rll s:rl:u1', llrich rho had ansucred
just kceps him iu Sir Ra)ph's aclver-
clothes, he ri'ill prc.b- tisement to help
abl,v gir.e vou :r sub- f,lorland, the secre-
scription l" Hc 1:rr\r. It u-as all he
chuckled s icl<edl1'. kneu'abont her. Yet
" Bctter go :rnd asli it ?

hirn, and talie nr1- -ri,as
" knerv eac]r
chalacter rvith vou I " otllcr bcforc,
He smiled sar- rnothcr I " Ilamish
cloniciLllr- agaiLr ancl h:rd a rvay of whis-
shook h:rnds. pcring little confi-
Han'risl'r Arundcl, dences tutlre portrait i
ri'ith :r short sigh, oI the ss'eet ]adv
took his l'ev dou'r.r u'ho hurg zrbor.c his
the shallol stails nrantclpiece-all he
of the olcl Scottish hacl left of the dar-
housc. ard found ling of his lifc. " \Ve
himself in a rrde. knerv each other 'l;e-
scluare hall, l'h ich fore, in another life I

ri'as ovcrlooked lrom Onl1- 1 remember. colriclors abor c. And she does not-
He kncrv thc Iibrarl', 1'et I "
and l,as hesitatirrg- ttHere is NIr.
a look of sudden in- Arundel," old IIor-
terest ancl eagcrness land said norv. "n[1.
in his f:rce--lvhcn ) dear, the minister,
the door opened, " ttrtl,usH IrAD AN-{r-. oF \vHISpERING LTTTLI coNFIDENCES To rHI,) 1'ou knou,.)'
Cle mency n as
The E,ove that, @ffic

r'roLlrlted riP on thc high
l:rclder, t:Lking clort'n a
rnust\ tolne frorl the ver-1'
top s1-reli,\rundel could
see the smnll, Dale facc,
thc u'onderful c1'cs. Thel'
srriled at hirn gentli'. She
l\-ore a l idc pilk apron hcl fi ock to-clay,.
t' I an'r uuch too dusty
to shakc hirudsr" she s;ricl.
" Will ]1r. Arundel c.r-
cuse tne ? "
He smiled back at her.
I only came in to sal' :

' Horv do vou clo ?' But
about the book of Scottislr
larr'-I sl'rall send or bring
it for,r'ou, N{r. l'Iorlancl,
u' vou like.')
" Tlrat is \ cr\' !ood ol
)'ou. \'er1' kincl. \\'e
ale getting on capitalll'
l ith the histor,v no\\.
Iiven Sir Ralph is grol-
i.g intercstecl. Tl-rcse
olcl Scottish fanrilies. sir "
IIr. )Ioriand's face
-flLrsl'red and his e) es
shone. t'Sorre of thenr
arc an epitornc of the
Scottish history and
character. A llne natior.
ir line chalacter', for all
their prickles ! "
" \\'e arc rathcr pricklr',
I fear, sornetirles,"
Hamisl'r said. He smilccl
and shooli hands, and
theLrold NIorland shou'ed
him out. He had not eyen
touched tI-rc dust1, little
ltnnd, lrut the gentierr-hluc " IIAL coulD FIrEL THE oLD jIIAN's tr\-us upo\ HIlf. 't'vl-gevl ltolf,' uu sAtn,
',tll.r'L ts aI-t,.' "
cvcs had srniled on him.
Hc took iris rvay dos,n to thc village ther-r. villagc, these clrinkshops \1'erc a hcart-torment to
Dalrymplc Grange stood high, and the villagc, rvitli Arunclc[. No oneu'ould hclp him to put them do\!'n.
its historic church, uas bclory in the valle,v, beside llanl'of the peoplc rvele tire scutl aud refuse of tbc
the slate-grey loch. Dalrymple villagc ought to Dearcst big tou'n :Lncl the public-houscs /a27.'
have been a village of romantic bcauty, rvith its -
Paid, in rnonc)' \\'r'ung frour tlre heart-blood of thc
loch, and its church and castle ; but, alas I truth com- victirns of our national cur-sc.
pels me to sa;. it \vas not, Its one untidy street, its IIe ri'as looking at a iittle group cf ltren no\\I.
slattern houses, its unkempt \\'omen ; ancl its public- Thel,had grcetcd l-rirl half indifferentll', ha)f grudg-
houses-at once the puzzle and the torment of poor ing11', ri,hen he hearcl the sharp rihirr of er auto-
Ar unc1e1's lifc. An evergreen tree of evil--hou' could mobiie corring up the road frour the station. It
righlcousness flourish, rvhen all the mcn)s ealnings rvas being drir-en at reckless spced b1' a tzrll and
went there ? l.hen virtue, and honour, and truth, verv handsome, fair man, thc char:ffcttr sitting behild.
and sobrietv s,cnt tlolvn before thcm, like florvcrs in Ancl Dalryrnple village street \vas aln'a1's ftrll of
a bittel rvirrd ? Et,er) tinre he rvcnt througl'r the su,arming children. One fair-haired Iittle todcller
The E,ove €ha€ @Bo
had just emerged from an open door, zurd launched somc face u'ith a curious, grudging look. ,, The rest
herself reclilessly across the road, shrieking l.ith are corning in tirne for dinner, b), the 7.r5-I sent
delight at hcr escape. On came the srvooping car. t\yo cars dorvn to the station-the Camerons and
It seen-red to curdle the blood of the onloolicrs at Leslies, and Larly Susan and her daughter. It,s
the door of the t'Blue Boar" I or perhaps the clal',s about the daughter I wanted to speak. As well put
potations, and it lvas nolv glou,ing dusk, things before ),ou at once. You kno*, rvhat I hintecl
them a trifle slorv-rvitted. 'fhe car ahnost on in my letter about my heir ?,,
the child, ancl oue more little life rvould have gone t'You u,ere very kind, sir.,, Captain Hereforcl
dorvn before the Juggernaut-bcforc thc god of spce d fingered his cigar rather nerr.ously. ,(I really could
Hamish darted across the roacl. She rvas scarcely take it in, for I arn a poor man-hor.ribly
in his arrrs, and he threrv hcr lrom him, and then handicapped I've been. Father left ne wit}rout a
for a monent knew 1lo more, sar,,e that he rvas rap, and it's an expensive regirnent ; and if 1,ou realll.
throrvn asicle, lI1e2I1-'
When he came to hirlsell he rvas sitting up clizzill', " To make you m)' heir, under certain conditions.,,
supportecl b1. so[reone, and a child's terrified cry Sir Ralph leaned back in the velvet chair and
rang in his ears, examincd the handsome figure opposite, u,ith half-
" Little llaisie l" he r,vhispered. ', It,s all right, closed eyes, It was a curious, heart-breaking pro-
litrle lass_J' cess, to see her boy-handsorne an.l distinguished-
The rvaves threatenecl to engulf Lirn again. Soure- the bo1, u,ho should have been Zzs, ,, lJnder certain
one \vas feeling him all over. condi tions."
" Thank God it is al.l right ! ,, the cloctor,s voice "Yes, of coLlrse."
serd then in his ear, ttaucl no bones broken ! Can ('And I dorr't think 1,ou could find the conditions
yon stancl, NIr. Arundel ? I rvas passing in rny gig I'd not agree to," Hereford thinking, stretching
and sary the ivhole thing. I thought you were out a rvell-shod foot to thc fire-glorv luxuriantly.
killed ! YoLr rvcre rvithil an ace of it. You rvill " By Jor.e ! I'll u,rite to my little darlirg to-night.
neYer look at the great Shado$', n]y friend, at nearer Horv she u,ill open those violct e),es of hers ! Wc
quarters ! " c:rn marry at once, and I,l1 lear-e the Scrvice. Six
" It is hut a little stcp, Dr. Gray.,, Arundel could months' leave, forsooth l And then back to grill in
srr-rile dizzily thcn. " And the rvec lass--' India and develop a liver I And Clernency neecl
t'She hasn't a scratch ! and yours is
only a bad not carry out that seiretarial notion of hers. I
Druise. He did sl.erve in time.,, suppose she tbinks of me as still on thc broad seas,
H:rmish Arundel could see it all, then. The dusty, unless she got my rvire from Adcn.,,
grimy road, the little group of people, the \yomen " Yes; things have ahvays a 'bui,,,, Sir Ralph
rvhite faced ; above, one silver star in the cold, steely continued. t( It isn't only in romances and plays,
biue ofthe spring sky. In the distance, somervhere, young man, that thc heavy father wants his orvl
tl're rvhirr of a car clisapoearing up the hill to the lvay about the marriage qucstion. For, you see, I,m
Crange. old-fashioned enough -or is it neu-fashioned ? the
'( Aye, they didn't rvait long ! ,, the doctor said circle ahvays cornes full round-to think rve olcl
disgustedly. "'Tell the parson I'm ar.vfulll, sorry,, people should arrange the n:arriage. England is
the young man said; 'au,fullyglad he isn,t hurt. such a plaguey sentimental country, for all her
I'll call and apologise to-rrorLolr,,, and off he lvent. supposed long-headedness. She'Il go on the rocks
Visiting at the.Grangc. Captain llal Hercford. I some day, rvith her heroics. She never lvill see that
took his name and nurnber.,, more lives are rvrecked by this love busincss than b1. a
Han-rish nodded. He n-rade his rvay home, after anything else. Lovc I Humbug ! Look at ),our
kissing trIaisie's tearfnl face. Her rnother still o\l'D case. Our marriage rvas 'arranged'-your.
clasped her close, but she loolred up at the minister urother's and rnine. I loved her ; but I rvasn,t
rl'ith her nation's tongue-bound, arvful impotence to good-looking, and I hadn't a rvheedling tonguc. I
find any spokel rrord. ,(It u,as a g-ey near thing !,, h:rd ten thousand a ye.\r, to rnake up. Your father
was all she found to sa.v, But Hamish unclerstood. \vas an Adonis, and hadn)t a rap. Sl-re chose the
IIe sas' her e\-es. And he l<nerv his counlry- Adonis ; and she died in a 1,ear in a second-rate
\rrornen. Like poor Cor.lelia, alas I t\ey canntol London lodging. And you pay the cost. You-,
ltcaae t/t.eir ltearls ittlo tle/r moul/t.r. " It's quite true, Sir Ralph." Hereford spoke
gloomil1., rvith distinct reproach. " I u,as dragged
CHAPTtrR 1I. up at second-rate schools, then Sandhurst, and the
THE s.\tIE AGAIN.,, Arm1,. But, about this marriage, I-I-,
((I lveNT-Eo to
see ),ou here a f!-\\, r]tirtntes before He stopped then" Sir Ralptr did not seem to be
the others," Sil Ralph said. ,,Take a cigar. yes ; heeding hinr. The Baronet had a sublin-re rvay ol
you are like your mother.,, He looked at the hand- ignoring other people's rernarks or objections.
The [-ove that W@n'
place it before thc open fire of gnarlerl logs on the
-either clog-ir:ols
? \\-rs it the men ln allllLlur on
siclc of the oakcn cloor ? \\'as it tbe grcat
l)ronzc statue, b1' a s'or1cl-renorvnecl sculptor' rt thc
foot of the stairs ? Or the staincd trinclorvs rvith thc
Dalryrnple crest sllinilg in red aucl goid and ultra-
-uriir. i Was it the pictures of all the dead and
gonc Dalr1'mplcs, in ri'igs and'rufl1cc1 shirt-fronts'
iut in the giorl' of tar[al and pluure ? Was it thc

morrort' I "
But-but-real1,v, Sir RalPh-r'

a1l historl' at their feet l
And lvhcre l'as Cietnencl' nol'?
He shivered as he thought'
In sotne second-ratc Lonclon lodgirlg' IiLh her
clf ing fathcr, thinkirrg of trustiug, arld ioving /z;zz '/
tir. had told hin-r the cloctors only ga'"e hiLn
a fct'months. Hereford \\-as not ttnscllish erough
to have asked much or thought of her ftrture' He
had rvon her heart-tl-rat rvas all' His lettets rvere
11ot very frequent, though he liked hers
to be regular'
He foryot io giu" her ad'cl:esses, to tell her
cloilgs. Still, he lolecl 1itt1e Clelr-renc-r', and hbt'

clecicled he and Clcn'rcncy must \\'alt'
Wait ? Ancl norv ? Nos', s'hcn this eaglc-eyed,

-iiJii;"1i"-lllJu, ,"u then gulped. Eager e,ves I Suspicious ! He clrerv back-falLcred

on't refuse the 'that is all'"
straight to the hcart !

,, He did not , tiith do*;Lr-bent head
ack? took uP the teallot'
hall, wherc the smiling bravel)"
silue. t.a1', io " DJ you taie cleam and sugar' Sir Ralph? "
(To be c' ntiuued')
es e [J to €u'n
By the Rev. ,f. H. Jowett, M.A.

UR Lord Jesus Ch::ist was h:n'e more cargo that can
alrvays marvellously comfortabl), carry I Your life is
sensitrve to I-[is sr.rr- an intolerablc loacl, and ).ou are
roundings. Everl thing all'ays in peril o[ becoming en-
in Nature seemed to offer itself gulfed." Surely these arc the trvo
as a fitting shrine for some fanriliar irnages rvhich our Lorcl
spiritual truth. Whatever might emplolecl in calling the people
be the subject upon ri'hich He to rest.
was addressing the people, some Ihe illustrations are as appli-
object woulcl leap out of His en- cable to-day as in the da1, 1yL"r,
vironment and offer itself as an 6::st they r,vcre spoken. If I take
illustration. -fhe Saviour's mind nl). stand at any street corller,
rvas peculiarly open to all si.m-
and rvatch the faces ofthe people
bolisms, ancl every subject as the crorvd srvi:eps br,, I atn
illumined by their ready and amazed horv fer.v there are s'hich
abundant nrinistry. I rvant, in tell the story of a secret rest and
DntNrlarun, Birnzingham
this short arricle, to ca[[ attention peace. I'he majoritv of the faces
are strained and restless, as though the hill is too steep
and the burden too heavy. What are they carrying ?
Some are hauling loads of sins. These sins have
been accumulating from their very earliest da1,s
until they depr-ess the heart to the point of despair.
the Christian Church : Cotne .L/tto tlfc all ye ll.tat And some arc carrl,ing black sorrorvs rvhich seem to
/abotr anrl ttrc ltealy /atkn, utrl f ,i,til/ giuc
!oil r/ grorv hear.ier rvith every passing da)/. They have
A Message for the Tired and Spent. 1)ot discovered the secret of lightening the burden,
Our I-orcl rvas adclressing a companl,of meu and and er.ery neu' morning l,itnesses an increase of
\\/onten u'ho u'cre most evicleutll, tired ancl spent in their task. And othels are overweighted rvith petty
mincl anrl heart. IIe could ..see tvhzrt in man,,, cares ; their burden consists of rnultitudinous trifles.
ancl looking behind the outer .\.cstures of their Iiesb, It is not that any great anxicty lies upon lhe soul-
He discerncd the deep-seated l,eariness of their it is just the accumulation of uncountable worries
spirits. His pity u'as movcci by their plight, ancl IJe u'hich norv constitute an unendurable loacl. lt is
aclclrcssed Himself to thc rcnoval of the burclcl ; \.ery strange horv this burden attaches itself to men.
irnd rvhile He speaking, t\ro vcry fan-riliar At the beginning it is unnoticed ; a little \\rorry seens
occrtrrenccs carnc to His aid to help llin-r in His to have no u,eight, but little is added to little until
ministrl.. Looking a\y:ly up onc of the stecp roacls, the ltack is broken. --tt!

I think He caupht sight of sourc laltonring )teast Freedorn for the Ower=Harnessed.
harncsscd to a 1oac1 rrhictr be1.olc1 its strcngth. And I think I must mention one other kind of bur-
-\nc1 the Lord pointecl to this panting an.-1 exh:rustecl den,'rvhich, I zrm sure, could not be absent from the
beast, ald turting to thc pcople, He saicl : yon are,,
Saviour's mincl. In His day there were many people
likc that I You have got a rough ancl hearv ltit of rvhose load was not so much that of sin, or of sorros.,
road, and 1'ou are atteLtrl,ring tcr dr.rrg ltut.drns for or of care, but just
that of an over-regulated religion.
t'hich .r'ou har e lot the recluisite strength I ye I saw a hor-se some tirne ago rvhich rvas pulling only a
labour ! 'fhe t k rs bey-ond vou, and vou arc very rnoderate 1oad, but it r,",as shorving signs of ex-
fainting b). the I l'." -.\nd pcr'haps He turnccl His trem e exh aust i on. The explan ation was just this, that
e)'es aw:l\r to the lake, ard saN one of the boats the horse was over-harnessed,
and the burden was in
l,hich so frequent)y put otl frotr the shore to carrv the excessive trappings rather than
in an excessive
their btrrdens dou,n to the southcrn parts. Ancl the load. At the time rvhen
our Lord u'alked the r,.r,a,vs of
boat rvas overladen, so ot'erladen as to be nigh to ruen, there lvere multitudes who rvere over-harnessed,
sinking 1 And again addressing the people, Hc bound and paralysed by multitudinous regulations, by
took r-rp l{is gracious appeal and said : ,,you are an infinity oftrifling and irritating rules.
Religion had
sometbing likc that I You arc heavil.; laclen : r.oir becgine denuded of its spirit, ancl men \vere every-
" C@me {Jnto Ndeu"
where moving in the dull imprisonment of the letter. Hirnself in this most gracicrus ninistrl.. Even apart
Our Lord noticed them. He sarv horv they were from our Saviour, there are mcn and \\,omen to tvhom
secretly yearning for freedom, and He knerv that He has been committed son-rething of this rnost blessed
had brought then-r freedom for their souls. And there serlice. Iu cverl. Church therc are lowly saints
are similar men and rvomen in our orvn time. All vhose delight it is to colre bct$'een the sulTcrcr and
these different classes of people "labour and are his goads, and so far the1, are filling up " that rvhich
heav-v laden," and our Saviour came to give them rest' is lacking of the sufferings of Christ." But rvhat tI-rey
Infinite Strength for Exhausted Men and can zLccornplish is aln'rost as notliing compnrecl to
'Women. rvhat can bc accomplished by the Nlaster Himself.
LIis s1'rlpathy can corle like a soft cushion betryecn
And hori, are they to find rest ? " Conte uruto ilfe ."
us and our carcs, betrveen us and out sorroNs, bctrveen
Rest is not found in the mental acceptance of a
usandonlsiirs, "I'hcre are some things u'hich ourLord
detailed creed. It is not to be sought in obedience
u'ill not take ari,ay ; but He rvill makc thc 1,oke easl'.
to some new comlnandment. Its secret is found in
He lill put His on'n soft zrlTcctions into the 1oke, and
fellorvship with a Person, in the gracious communion
ri'e shall no ionger be ga1led bf it. Such is the Saliour
of a great Companion. And let us look once again
Who offers Ilirnself to labour iug and heavy-1aden souls.
at the l,insome rvords in u'hich the Restgiver
describes Himself : " f atn tne ch and louly in /teart." The Free Gift of Redeerning Grace.
Could any li'ords have been more tenderly atrd deli- " Coltt ttttfii .Ylt . .. atd Irttillgiacyourest." Let
cately chosen ? Here He is speaking to nren and us not seck any elaborate explanation of the rvords.
womer whose strength is spent, and He offers Him- '-Urcr:e is nothir-lg complicatcd in thc :rct of approach-
self in the ministry of meekness ! Nou', the rvord ing Jesus. 'Ihc man rho cluietll'knecls dorvn, and
meek is one of the uncrorvned rvords in our modern in the sccr-ec1' of his soul spcaks to his S:rr-iour,
speech. It has lost its sovereignty, its royalty, and saving : t' O Larnb of God, I come l" nray knorv
it is rnoving about bereft of its kingly attire. We assuredll' thal he has arrived and that he is u'ith the
have so perverted it that its modern meaning is Lorc1. Ancl l'hen s'e thus comc to Him, keeping
almost the very opposite to tl-re meaning given by nothing back, and especially' putting the u,hole bur-
our Lold. In our oln day a meek man is usually den before Him, He till imnediately take hold of
regarded as a rveak man, an effeminate man-one the load- We do not br:y the rest, By no merits of
who is soft, partially silly, ore u,ho is entirely lacking ollr o\l'n can \ye deserve it. It is a'free gift-the
in the fine granite foundations of a masculine man- gifr of grace. And so the 1,ery poorest have the
hood. We can scarcely realise that as the Lord privilegc of the ver)'richcst, ancl the richest are oue
Jesus used the word it r,vas significaut of an abound- l,ith the poorest, and rvc all stand ec1ua1 in the
ing and useful strength. When some lvild colt hacl presencc of redeetning grace,
been broken in, and no longer raced about the wide Ilut there is a someu'hat surprising ivord aclded to
field in useless liberty, he u,as described by the ancient the gracious pr:omise rvhich l have not .vet n:rmecl.
Greeks as '( meek." It was not that his strength " Lcarn of rne and yc s/tttll i6ntl rest," Br.rt I
had been destroyed, or had been in the slightest thought that thc rcst \\'as a gift, and here it is spokcn
degree din-rinished ; it lvas now kept within restraint of as a cliscor,,. ). ! Ycs, it is a gift ancl a discoyery,
and was surrendered to useful services. And our rnd in my cxpt:. rncc I shall prove the truth of both.
Lord deseribes Hirnself as holding His inEnite f'he rcst m1, Saliour gives mc never grorvs stale.
strength at the disposal of exhausted men and Con-ring to Him ever)r da)', the rest He gives to ntc
women I He is waiting to be harnessed to our load, comes as a netv surprise, I never become so familiar
rvaitingto carryour burdens I The rnan whois spent s'ith it as to ccase to rvonder at it, Iivcr'1- rnorningJ it is
at the hill can have a magnificent ally in the Lord a nes, discovcry ! It is as s\\'eet zis thoLrgh l had
of Glory. t'I arn meek," and yield My consecrated nevcr knorvn it bcforc. Let my rcarlers turn to their
strength to the niinistry of man ! Savioul s'ith the burden that is :rlmost brcaking
" And lozullt in /zeart / " It is dificult to express their he:rr-ts ; and let Christian peoplc carry out the
the beauty of the evangel that is hidden in this fulness of thcir p::ivilege, and no longer attelnpt to
phrase. Let me put it in this wa.v. I'he r.r.ord u,hich car:ry thc burden themselves. I heard sorne little
is translated t'lowly" has some remote relationship time ago of a fartner's l,ife u'ho entcred the compart-
u,ith our word " tapestry." It seems to me that the ment of a raihvay train, carrfing trvo heavy baskets
significance is this : our Lord Jesus takes His heart, upon her arms. She sat dorvn, but continued still to
His sympathies, His affections, and He spreads carry her burden. A '*'orliir-rg tnan, lvho rvas sitting
them out upon the u,ay of life like a soft rug, to save in one corner of the calriage, quietll' said to her ;
the torn and u'ounded feet of weary pilgrims. IIe " Put your burdens dolvn, n-rissis ; the train will carrl'
looks upon men and women as they tread the thorny, both then-r and vou l " ,r'nd that is gloriously true
drossy roads of 1ife, and He yearns to come betrveen of our Saviour. His strength is at our service" It
the sharp flints and their bruised feet, and He offers is for us to use it. " Come unto IIe."
.\-eru 7'orhJrou tht: rtr':r )

By the Rev. W. L. Watkinson.
Hlt) approach Lo \es'Yorli has a chlrecter all its colossal stalue of " Liberty Enlightening the World," the
o\r'n. Otlter cilies arc the triumphs of the past, largest one macle in nodern times, is erected upon Bedloe's
\es'Yorh is thc triultph of the present. Drar ing Island, and slrikes the eye of the incorning voyager. The
llcar to l-lorence, l{one, or Naltles, the qreat s[atue is made of copper, and is r5r feet high. It is a
churches s'ith their tos'ers anci dones form a conspicuous draped female figure crorvned by a diadem, ri,ith a torch
feature of the scenery, bnt in the American city the eye is in the uplifted right hand, This stands upon a pedestal
arrested by the multitude of lofty commercial builclings r55 feet high, built of grenite and concrete. At night the
rising on the skylire, 'I'hey cannot be described as torch is lighted by electricity. The statue can be distinctly
picturesque, bLrt they are DonumenLs testifying to rhe seen lron a distance of Iil,e miles. It is a grand synbol
enterprise of a people of marvellous energy. If Colu:rbus of the genius of the American nation, and the millions of
ever passes Sandy Hook in a phantom ship and revicr.s emigrants from the Old World, if they at all appreciate its
the world he discovered, he may nistake these towerins significance, mnst greeL it rvilh strange feelings and hopes.
piles for a vision of cathedrals and carrpaniles built on a 'l'he most interesting sights of any city are along the
new Pattern. An ancient legend relaLes that the tou,er of streets. Nothing in its galleries is more picturesqrie, or
IJabel was so bigh that from its top you might hear the in its libraries rlore profound, nothing in its theatres can be
angels sing. The Americans, in building right into the more comic or pathelic. The streets of Ner. York are no
sky rvith t\Tenty to thirty storeys, are not moved by any exception. They teen rvith interest. Broadrva;'is one of
ambition after celestial music, neither do they aspire,frorn the ous streets" The hurrying crorvd is nade
nere caprice ; but as Neu. Yorl< is chiefly built on several uP ionalities, and every passer-by is intent on
small islands, thcy are compelled by the iestricted available bns buildings lining the mail thoroughlares
atea to finC refuge in Lhese mansions in the sky. Bartholdi,s are spacious and noble in an inusual degree. The famous
" Flat Iron " buililirg at Lhe
corner of l3roaclu i;. aricl
f-ifth Avcnnc is t$ enty
storcl's high, ancl its cflcct
at night is alnrosL over-
s hcJmirig. 'l'he public
buildings of thc RepuLlic
are rcally nagnificcnt. ,\
rcccnt l'riter rlcclarcs that
li hilst the Japanese arc
astonishingly clever in smal I
tbings, they seeLl absoluLely
incapablc ci constructing
anything on a lrrge sclle.
TJrc lery opposite is truc of
the ,\rnericen. JIe has a
eenius for the iumensc, antl
sparcs no rnoney on tls
Spcahing oI thc gigantic
recalls thc suspensiol briclge
*hich unites Brookll,n rrith
Nerv York. This bridge is
one of the most renrarktble
in the s'orlcl- 'I'he lhole
l]liooliLYN BRIDGU, \E\\' \ORIi. lensth of it is 5 93q ieet.
-F- :

The Wondens of New Yonk" 9
It is 8.5 feet l icle, inclucling a promenade frrr foot-passcngers all his Leart, and uith both
of r3 feei, tro railrorcl Lraclis on ryhich mn passenger-cars han,l., he uill nor rrLelrpr il
propclled by electriciLy, and tl,o roadl'ays for vehicles. at all. The large, tell-hept
I'rom bigh-rvater marh to the floor of thc bridge in the gardcns are su'ect harborrs of
centre i; a cli;tence oI I35 fect, so LhrL navigation is not refuge for the brain-l'elriccl
impeded, It cosl nrorc than tlrree ;lillions sterling" 'l'his and linb-u eariccl rnultiLndc
rvorli is verilv 'l-iLenic, encl n'hen seen fronr the riyer is also t'ho, in the slmggle to heelr
exlremclr-graccful. IL nrakes a rncrnorable r-antage groLrnrl up thc pace, har.e bnmerl all
for lhcvi:itor, I'lekis' is the noblc rivcr crol decl l ith ship- tlieir coals. Cen[ra] I,arkiso;rc
ping, rrhil:r over the bridge iLself flou's a fir l)lore \yon-
derful Lide-a tide of human lile ryhich l<nou s no pausc.
Fiith -{r'enue is the chief of iLs hshionaltle ,streets. I,-rour
the sonthern parL to the ccntrnl pert, thjs streel prescnts
nearlr' three milcs of hanclsome residences an<l fiL.ic chnrches.
Here the nillionaires of the richest cornltonrycalth of tJre
I orld rear their paleces. Il is crou'ded l iLh statelv liorncs,
many of theu of considereble architccLural beluLr., ancl aJI
of them filled l ilh rreasLrres enrl luxuries. VelycL and r r{s
5 r \l ult oF I IllLIrl\.r \E\\, \.otit( II-\RilouR.
ruingle in Ncl' Yorli --it is marred by ,slnr115 rs s ell ls
l11ornecl by uan- of thc nt,r-.1 s|aciorrs ercl lrcarrLiful in Lhe rrorltl: n oesis
sions I lrut il rrns[ ]re of refreshrent, e jen-el of cle]ight, to nrulriLudes readv to
acJ<non ledgecl that fri'it rritlr t.heIurlrnonI ror ,,[.]r-.lrr.
:\merican ciLies 11o 'l'he \ntericans arc in right dos n exrr)esl on thc erlucatior.t
lot preserL the qucstion, ancl their pultlic sclrools, mLlsctlr)ts, schole-sric
sclullic[ aspecL lit]r irstiluLions, anrl nniversiLies, are erert,lhere. \Iany ltu-
lhich rre are Llri- perfccll.y infomecl llnglisbmen snt)pose thaI lhis greet
heppill lamilier in ratiol is absorbed in tlic dollar. No uisLake coukl l;e
oLlr o\\ n. grexLer. Shr'locli perplcxccl LeLuecn his clucrls anrl
Thc city has quite his clrughler; and the America:rs rlay sonrelirres sccur
e numbcr of public " nrisecl " in the contencling cleims of dollars ancl cultnrc,
parhs. l,ife in Jrutin our o1;inion thcir supreme enLhrsiasDl is for linol leclge.
Alrcrica is iltcnsc. NhaLevcr uray be their solicituclc about Lhc pocket of thc
It seems to rue thet ration, they :rre noL neglecLiug its brain.
if the Anericen cen- It is also a ciLy of chnrches, ancl rreny of thenr are
nol do a thing with sul>erb. Ser-eral of the principal slnctrLaries in FifLh
Avente are inlrense ancl:ragrificent. It
nrust Lc confessed thlt rle Itave nothing Lo
cr1ua1 lhcm. TIrc r, roo clmrchcs of \es,
York demonslrale that the conscience of the
rrliou is ro rnore Lcing lcglecterl tlln its
Lrrin, If ue scrc to ju<lgc the Anrericln
people the morLidities llcl sersetionalisms
of journalisrn, rre night conclude thrt lhey
tlere in a becl Nay ; 'but they have a core o[
nroralill'ancl piety rrhich filds scanl expression
in lcrspapers. Plyrnouth Church, in lhicli
IIeury \\'rrc1 Bcechcr fulfillcd his londcrfLtl
nilistry, is e plein LLrilcling, Lur itrvas clecp)y
interesting to Drc. lior trore than thirty
leers he fascinrted entl i;rstructed a greal
cougregalion, and ]ris influence lias fell for
goocl in Lhe O1d \Yorlcl ahrosL as urttch as it
lrs in thc Ncs-. I sLoocl rrilh much feeling
L1, his grave in tbe Greelrroocl Cemetery.
'J'hc lighrs arc all out, 1]re booh is closed, the
nrrLsic is hushecl, thc vast congregations have
venished, and lhe greaI orxtor rcsts in thc
house of -*ilencc. Jlis las a viLal, rich,
helpful ministrr', anil :t is inpossiblc to )ingcr
at his grar e-aclornccl u ith lhe flol ers he loved
-o rell- uirhorrt thent<hrlncss lur the sork of
THE " r'LAT IRoN " BUTLDING By NrclIT u illuslrious servLnt of (locl and humanity.

By Sir Robert Ball,
L o w n d e a n Pr o re s s o r c am bridg e ; v
"i:l X ifi I"H"". ?i rT"i lT;.
ro r m e r r

F all tl're sciences, there is none t'hich nrakes irnpll'. We knol'that
thc i,cr)'brightcst star in the
-snch t'ast deruands Upou the po*'ers of heiucns is Sirius, bnt rve:rlso knon, that
Sirius is bv
the huurau irnagination as the scieuce of no lnclurs the Dearc-st
neig)rbor-u of the solar system.
aitrcrtlomr" we halc to brace onl mincls l{ce clt lesuar'aha, Iru\-.'ulso
shou. us that tlic
ro the corceptron or clista.ces u,,.1 ,,og,itr.1".
lttcrh' tra.nscencling all ot-clinar1. human cxperience,
sJ ;;ffi.
s, lllcl or four
that special neans have to lte invokccl to rcudcr yisiitle i1
them iltelligible, L:rch aclvarce in our knorvlcdgc stars :'r::
of the heavcns rer.eals to ns the. grancleur of tle
celestial spaces on all e\rcr grorving scalc.
ct, been r sc) e
excessi'r'eh'far off th:lt it rrlrst lle classccl t,ith those
I propose to give in this :uticle sontc illustrations st rr.s rrlosc,.e,rut.rrcrs rc,ders
of l,hat is iruol,n l'ith regarcl to the clistances of tltc c1-cr to lcarn
it ir_npossi)tle for. r-ts
1,lrat t|eir dist:L1cc actuelly altoLllts to.
ats, :Lnc1 I sh:rll naturallr'.take thc oppor.tunitv to fherc is, horrer-cr.,:t,oL5cr inclicatio, of posifio,
ake special usc of ccrt:rin recent advances lt)' lhich is verl.ficrluentll.acccpted by astLononrcrs.
rvhich our knorvleclgc of the su)rjcct has bcen gre:rtJv When yle f""f.ilrg at a stcamer near the horizon,
extenclcd. First lei ntc sit\- that the task of fincling
the r.csscl"r;secDts to cha.nge its place ltut slo*.Iv,
the distancc of a star involr.cs thc lrost clclicate
tJroug.h u,e.rar.knor., zis 2r_ rnattel:.f facl, th:rt it is
piece of rneasurc[)ent th:rt h:is evcr becu rrDc]cr-t:rheu.
trar-clling at the r2rte o1, pcr-haps, Dtol.c th:rn ten
The Brightest Stars Are No Tht: ncitrer \\'e arc to thc stc:trnet',
The great majority' of the stars [1v cloes it sectn to lnole' Il ]ike
clistances so ellorrrous trrat it is u;
irr \vel'e :ittitDltted b)'s'hat is callcd
attempt to cletcmr'.e iro*'far ar-:Ly't
tha't is to sav' if thc star shiftecl its
orly ctimparatir.err.rer srars rrapper j;r";'ll,,:";TJjX;: j:il;
closc to the earth to perntit of oLrr r
rate c1cte.]]ination of tbeir positio.s. Nor is it b' arr. co^par::rtir c)r ^
3'r"::H:i""J':i: =:ii,;lJ;
Il,e:Lr s tasli to .ut thosc particular
to "l]);
objects 'ln
zr.lssurne that thc stars :rre ovi,g. s ith clual
r-hich do lie *ithi. ra,ge e

quentlv happcns that alter much e' !1,<iccd, u,e kno*,rvcll that s,clr
expe,cled on or,scrr.:rtio,s or somc r ;,rlJ'l;^,.Tlll";nilli'Jj')i]"";"iill
has becn found that the lork is fi
the st:rr. is so rcrnote that thcrc is resumptio. thiLt that boclr is ore of
lea.ning rvhat its distarcc :rct.:rll* ainou.ts to. It
rnight naturally be supposccl that thc brigbtest stars Delicate Measurernents- Every Night for
are those ne:rrest to the e:rrth : ancl no dr.rubt if all a Year !
the stars rvere iutrinsicallv eclualh- bright, thel of ll'he star, rvhosc clistance is to bc sougl'rt, having
course their apParent brightness roulcl be a safc been choscu, anelaborate series oIobseri'atiorsh:rs
guide in placing these objects at their true relative then to be nndertakcn. 'Ihe astronorrer rrersLlres
distances. But there is no such simple connection in his telcscope the sky interval by u'hich that star.
hetwqeq brightness 4nd proximity as this l'ould is separaterl fronr a Deighbouying stap, rvhieli, tlroLrsll

ffiow Far is Ae €o €he S€ars ? I r

apparentll' close b,r', is in realitl' much furthel arvay' iravels is, indeed, so great that very elaborate jn-
Indeed, for this auxiliarl' star: $'e like. if possible, to struments are required if that speed is to be
have an object rvhich is about ten times as far as the rneasured. Only' an imperceptible fraction of a
comparatively 11ear star. It is, hou'ever, essentia'l second rvould be occupied in an electric journey
that the tu'o shall lie so nearly in the same direction across a continent. The actual velocity attained in
as to be both visible together iu the saue tele- telegraphic practice varies according to circum-
scopic field. By tneans of a delicate illstrument stances. The electrician, ho'['ever, knorvs that, even
applied to the telescope we measure the rvidth of rvhen all the circumstances are most favor-lrable, the
the bit of sky betrveen the t$'o stars, and these speed of a current along the rvire could never exceed
rneasurements are repeated night alter night for a tSo,ooo miles a second. We sha1l employ tl-ris
trvelvemonth, This year's series of observations is ltoriltult
speed as the velocity of electricity in our
absolutely necessary, for the astronomer is gradually present illustration.
shifting y'zzi position, and in six months' time this An Electric Signal Would Go Seven Times
shift $.i11 amount to nearly 2oo,ooo)ooo n'riles, the Round the Earth in a Second.
earth having tnoved during this period round to tI:e Suppose that a ro\\'of telegraph posts, 25,ooo miles
opposite point of its orbit. T1-re displacement of Iong. ivere erected ror-rnd the eai-th at the Equator
the observer alters the positiou of the near star- in that a Nire \\ ere stretched upon these posts
relation to its more distant companion. We thus find -suppose
for this circuit of z5,ooo miles, and that then
that the sk)'interval bettveetl the tlvo objects changes anothcr complete circr-rit s'as taken rvith the same wire
periodically, and from observations such as these it is around the same posts, and then another, and yet
possible, bv the magic o[ matl-retnatics, to determinc another-in fact, Iet the s.ire be rvound no ferver than
ih" di.tur-r..t of some of the stars fron-r the earth' seven times completely about this great globe -rve
The Nearest Star. should then find that an eiectric signal sent into the
So far as astronomers have yet learned, the star ri-ire at one end s'ould accomplish the seven circuits
which lies closest to the earth is one which rve do in one second of time.
not see in the Northern Hemisphere, though it is Let us suppose that the telegraph lines, instead of
very familiar to residents in southern latitudes' being merely confined to tbe earth, r,,ere extended
This star is the brightest gem in the constellation of tl.rroughout the length and depth of space. Let one
the Centaur, and, according to the usual mode of wire stretch from the earth to the moon ; another
designation, it i The from the earth to sun ; another frorr the earth
telescope sholv air of to the nearest bright star; another from the earth
magnificent su d the to a faint telescopic star ; and, 6nally, let a u'ire be
other, and ani same stretched all the wal,from the earth to one of the
direction through the sk1'. N{any attempts have more distant stars, Let us norv see what the very
been made to determine the distance frorn us of this shortest time would be in rvhich a message might be
celebrated. pair of objects. Its distance has been transnitted to each of these several destilrations,
rneasurecl by Sir David Gill, formerly Her Majesty's First, with respect to the moon. Oul satellite is,
astronomel' at the Cape of Good Hope, and by Dr' comparatively speaking, so near to us ihat but little
I'-lkin, of Yalc Observatory, New Haven, u'ith all more than a second rvould be required for a signal
the ac'ctrraci *'hich modern science permits. to travel thither from the earth. The sun is, how-
I do not here propose to state the distances of the ever, many times further arvay than the moon, and
stars in tniles. No doubt strings of figures for this thetime required for sending a message to the sun
purpose would be eight minutes.
But It'lVould Take Four Years to Tele'
graph to the Nearest Star"
them in
appreciation of tlre magnitudes involved' - The Telegraphing to the stars rvould, however, be a
telegraph rvi1l supply an illustration for the much more tedious matter. Take, first, the case of
purpose. the very nearest of those t*'inkling points of light,
' namely, Alpha Centauti, to which I have already
du"ryorr" knorvs thc unparalleled swiftness with
rvl-rich an electric signal speeds its 'rvay along a referred. Tbe transmission of a telegraphic nessage
conducting lyire. The operator presses the key, and to tliis distant sun rvould, indeed, tax the patience of
instantly an electric flash is transmitted from one all concerned. The key is pressed down, the circuit
end of the country to the other. The merchant, on is complete, the message bounds off on its journey ;
going to his office after breakfast, despatches a it wings its way along the rvire with that velocity
irl".*g" to a place thousands of miles distant, and suf6cient to carry it rSo,ooo miles in a single second
easily receivei his answer before the morning is of time. Even the nearest of the stars is, however,
ou.r. The speecl at u'hich thc current actually sunk into spacc to a distar:;c sc o;crllhelmir:g that
t2 Hiouz Far is it to the S&ars ?
thc tinre rccluired for the joumel is not a tluestiotr of thc glad tidings of the first Christmas at Bethleherl,
scconds, nor of rnilutes, not of hours, not of dal s, ncil I9o7 r'ears ago, had been disserninated through the
of rveeks, nor: e\:en of rnollbs, for no less than for:r Unir erse by the siviftest electric curreut, yet these
1,ears rvoulcl hate to pass b1'before the electricitr-, stars are so inconceivablyremotethat all the seconds
tremblirg along the uirc s,ith its unapproachablc s'hich have elapsed in the r9o7 l,ears of our present
speed, hacl accon-rplished this stupendous journer. era would not have sutficed for the journey.
If any reader of this article should entertain any
The Awful Remoteness of the Stars, misgivings as to thc reality of thcse stellar distances,
Alpha Centauri is, holeler, meLeh' thc ncarest then there is one consideration rvhich I specially
of these sta::s. \\'e haye r et to inclicare the distances commend to his notice. Remember that space seems
of those rr'hiclt are more r:emotc'. Fortify youl e1,es imaginition can conceive
to us to be boundless, for our
tvith a telescope ancl cl.irect it tol,ards the sky. no limits. There must, it ri,ould seem, be depths of
Ilyriads of stars l-ill tlre n be rcr ealed wllich rvould space thousands of tin-res-or, indeed, millions of times
not be cliscelned sirhout its aid. Nor neerl r.r.c fc-cl than those of rvhich I hai,e spoken. And see-
surprised that tl-re cnul-gcnce of glorious suns, as thesc -greater
ing that space seems to us to be infinile, rvhat u'onder
sphcres undor,rbteclh'a::c, shoulcl shrink to sr-rch incon- is it if the stars should lie at the distances I have
sjdcrable prop.)rtions l.hen rve think of the arvful naned, or at distances millions of times greater still ?
rcmotene:: oI these bodies, Orer our heads therc Indeed, I rvould rather say that \\.e have good reason
are thor:sands of stars so rcmote that, if the ncs's of to feel thanl<ful that so mzmy of the stars have come
the cliscoleri' of Arnerica by Colun'rbus hacl becn so near to us as to allorv of their lteirg glimpsed b;, our
circulatcd l))' the instrunentrlity of the tclegraph, e)/es or caught on olrr photographic plates. There is
thc announcement $'ould not )'et have rcached them. ample room to permit of their retreat so far into space
,\rld rvc have still olte nore step to take. Let r-rs tl.r at the heavens u'ou1d have appeared an absolute void,
thinli of the stars rihich are onl), ft11orl., to Lls b)- the instead of presentiug that glorious spectacle rvhich
imprcssions the,v make on a photoglaphic platc. If norv makes our nightly skies an altourding dclight.

" HoltE, S\I'EET Ilo,\fE ! "
iB1, 1lcrttission arf P. A. B.rurrarx & Co., Srtoe Lanc Loulon .\

!'r rn
Related by Josiah Polskiddy, Methodist Local
Preacher, and now tirst placed before the public
By Joseph Hocking,
Author of " The Man who Rose Again,"
Illustrated bY S. H. Vedder.
In those days the Edr-rcation Larvs s'ere not so
strict as t}rey are notr', and as Mrs. Polmounter
had four children )'ounger than Felix, the boy had
to go to l,vork to help his mother to find bread for
the family. At first Felix rvent to the farmers'
fields to work, and obtair-red eightper-rce a day for
his rvages; and then, as he grerv older, he was
t' taken on at Wheal Besorvsa N{ine, rvhere he
received a shilling a dar,.
I often thougbt of l-ris father's determination to
call him Felir because it meant "h"ppy and pro-
i speLous," as I sas'hirn truclgir-ig off to l'ork; and

:: sls1.s1nor interesting iike ser.eral of the others.
When he u'as sixteen, !'elix lvas cottverted and
HtrN Felix Polmounterrvas born, l'ris father became a tt member of societ1,,)'but, personally, I satv
detennined upon his nane. He had been but very little difference in him. He continued his
studying Cruden's Concordance to the s,ork at the mine, and broughl home his rvages to
Bible, and discoi.ered that " Felix )' meant his mother. He rvas never seen out of an evening,
" huppy and prosperous," and thereupon decided neither did he share in the amusements of the other
th:rt, at all events, his son should start life rvith a lads of his age.
nalne that promised rvell. About this time his mother married a second time,
John Polmounterwas a simple man, rvho had been and as Thomas Grigg, tLe man she married, u'as a
converted late in life. After he 'lvas converted, he steady, respectable man, and a professing Christian,
learnt to read, and his reading u'as mainly confined I felt that Felix nlight norv have a chance in life.
to the sacred Scriptures. His mother's second marriage seerned to make no
"You d' think that Felix es a good naane, difference to him, horvever ; he still rcmained the
Maaster Polskiddy, doan't ree ?" he said to me rvhen same qniet, uninteresting boy.
he came to tell me of the adyent of his son, One thing, horvever, pleased me. He made friends
" A very good name iudeed," I replied. rvith Captain Bennetto's son, Oscat, and, as far as I
" And you'll be a friend to un, ttaan't 'ee, then ? could judge, the two became very fond of each other.
You do zee, I was converted through you, and ther's I say I was glad of this, for, first of all, Captain
no one I do look up to so much." Bennetto was the manager of the Besowsa Mine,
tt Yes, I'll always be a friend to him," I replied, and lived in one of the best houses in St. Mabyn,
John Polmounter lived to see his boy grow to a lad and, secondly, being a man of means, he had been
of ten years oId, and then an accident happened in the able to give Oscar a good schooling. Besides, Oscar
mine rvhere he worked. and Felix rvas left fatherless" was the brightest and trest-looking boy in the village.
1,1 F^elix e appY asBd Frosper@ees.
()scar anrl l-elix wcre conr.erted on the same night, irc rr as also cleeply interested in the 'l'olgarrick
and I remember sayilg to myself : " Oscar s,ill be a ] I ine.
pleachcr', anci, if God rvills it, rvill go into the minis' .\s rve met Precilla, Oscar stoppecl and spoke to
try," I'hercfore, rvhen I sali Oscar and Felix her, but Felix ner.'er spoke a lrord. I stru., hon',
rvalking and tzrlhing togethcr, I hoped that thc that he l'ent pale to the verl. lips.
former would arousc the latterj to tr1' and be and c1o Oscar clid not accompany us ,rn)' further, but Felix
il life.
son-rething kept b1' m)/ sidc ri'ithout spcaking a rvorcl.
PresentlyI heard that Captain Bennetto had fittecl " \\:ell, Felix, and rvhal dc, 1'ou lnean to do u'ith
up one of the roours in his house as a studl' for .vour life ?" I asked preselltl)'. '( You must be close on
Oscar, and that Felix Polnounter spent nearh'all his nincteel now', and it is time 1'ou made ),our plans.)'
spare tirne with him thcre. "'l'he difficultf is to u'ralie an\onc believe I am fit
" That is very liincl of Oscar-,'I said. " E.r,identl)' firr alvthing,'' he ansrvered, as I thought, ltitterl1,.
l'ris friendship for l'elix means sonrcthing, ancl hc "Ah, rvell, let us forget that thc man rvho
desires to help the poor ntiner's son." digs tbc ground is as necessary as the rnan shcr
\Yhel thev rvere both about eighteen years of agc, soverns the State," I replicd. This I said becausc
Oscal came to ne and told me he should like to I sas' futurc for hirn sat,c that of a labouring
preach, and asked n're if I rvould take him to one of nl I Iler,
the small chapels, that I rr-right hear him, and report " Just so," l-rc replied, and then left me,
to the next quarterly meeting. I had been expecting \V]'ren the June qr.ralterlr- neeting came, hol,ever',
this for some tine, and rvas rejoiced rvhen he came. a snrprisc arvaited rne. After I liad brought forlard
I .had bcen the means of getiing man), youl1g rnen the case of Oscar Bennetto as a suitzrltle ),oullg lnan
on the pian, and sorne of the most prominent to come on the plan, the superintendent rninister,
preachers in }lethodisnr have cleclared that the), XIr, Tregonl', said he rvished to introduce the narne
ou'e their position to me. I therefore made arrangc- of another candidate-nan-re11', l-elix Polmounter.
ments to take him to Nladdock, and one Sundal' IIe had heard him preach on the previous Sunday
cvcning u'e started togethcr. night, he said, and irad also put him through an
Nladdock cause is only lery fceble, and I dare say infonnai examination, :rnd althoug}r he hzrd been
that only trventy-five or tllirty people rvere in the twent)r years a rninister, he had nevcr corne across
chapel to hear him, Still, Oscar got throngh the a \oung rnan ofgreater pronrisC.
service verv rvell, and, as I thought, shos'ed great Had anyone but XIr. Tregon.v said this, I should
promise, When the service l,as over, thcrefore, I have felt like laughing. Felir Polnrounter, the quiet,
rvent up ancl spoke a felr.encouraging rvords to hilr. irumdrum, unintcrcsting lad, " a young man rvith
t'A l'ery good beginning, Oscar, my son," I said scholarly instincts," " finc literarv tastes,)'and a t'cul-
and then I noticed that Felix Polmounter camc up tured manner of speech " ! \Yl-t1', the thougirt rvas
ard shook his friend by the hand. absuld. But, then, rvhat could I saf in face of Nir.
" Were you in tl're chapcl, Felix? " I asked, Tregony's words ?

'r No," he replied, '( I stood in the porch.,, Accordingly I refrained from I'oting rvhen :r shorv
There rvas a peculiar look in his eyes, rvhich l of hands lvas called for, and, to ln]' annoyance,
naturally attributcd to envy ; so, to encourage him, I Felix rvas to be placed on the plan, t'on trial,,'as
told hir-n that the Lorcl had nan)r $.ays of using His rvell as Oscar Benretto.
children, and they also served rvho stood and rv:rited. " Osczrr rnust have been coaching him,,, I reflected,
To this, horvever, I-re did not reply, and I must sa1. " and has, perhaps, helped him to prcpare his
tbrt I rvas not too rvell pleased by his behai.iour, scrmon.t'
Durin-- ou:: journel' home,, he congratulated Perhaps, if he had come and consulted me, I
Oscar I'ery \\rarlnl)r on his address, although I might har.c felt more kindly towards hirn ; but he
th.-rugl'rt I detected a tone of bitterness in his words. seemed to shu[ me, and as this lvas not the ha]rit
As s'c neared St. Ilabl'n \.\,e n-ret the young people of I'oung mcn, I let hinr zrlone.
u,ho rvere out for a rvalk after the Sunday evening it is usual for young men to be on tr.ial a
service, and I noticed tltat amorg them was Precill:r .vear bcfore being admitted on full plan ; but. by
Warner, the daughter of one of the gentleman special resolution of the quarterlv mecting, botll
falmers in the district. She had just iome homc Oscar and Fclix rvere preserted for examination
from Srvilzerland, where she had been to school, and at the end of nine months. I felt like objecting to
u'as looked upon as ole of the most attractive girls this at first, but I reflected that the examination
iu the parish. Josiah Warner, her father, had only ivould be an opportunity' for shon'ing the superin-
bought the farm a year or trvo before, and was much tendent hol foolish he had been, and so I said
respected, not only as a godly man, but as one of nothing. I determined,ho\,to put some searching
the largest employers in the district. You see, in questions to Felix at the examination, and then if
addition to Tremal,ne, the fann on which he resided, he failed to answer them, as I had no doubt he
E'eEix s Eflappv amd Frospetroesso r5
l-ouid, I s'ould proposc that he lre rccornnrended to u'ith a vierv of being received" into college, as
:r carcful course of studl', ancl bc asked to prcsent candidates for the ministry."
himself a vcar l:rtcr, I am almost ashan-red of the action I tooli, but I am
It rvith this feeling that I rvent into our St.
rvas afraid I was influenced by the fact that Felix had
IIzLbyn chapel on the clay of the Nlarch cltarterll' never taken me into bis confidence. No sooler clid
rneeting. I had tnade no incluiries about hirn during Ifr. 'I'regony recommencl that the two young men be
the nine lnonths he had been preaching, and as I recommended to the District Meeting, than I began
had taken gooci care that he should not preach at to raise objections against this course df action.
the St. NIabl'n chapel, I knew nothing about birn. "As far as Oscar Bennetto is concerned,'? I said,
'I'he trvo )'oung men sat in the front of the chapcl, " there should be no difficulty, although rye are
close to NIr.'Ircgony, and the lather rushing
brcthren sat around in con- nlatters ; but
venient positions for seeing to pay
and hcaring. 'l'he !-elix I'ol-
examination ha<l not monnter's
continued for morc college fees ?

than half an hour bc' As 1,ou knorv,
fore I s'as too sur- l'hcn the
prised to ask the calclidatc
questions I meant cannot aftbrd
to ask. 11r. Trc- to pa)' thern
gonv ri'as ::ight. hiuself, son'rc
Felix shorved of his friends
an acqu:1lnt- or the CircLrit
I itself under-
take to do so.
Nol , it is ab-
soltrtelv cel'-
tain tliat
Iiclix carl-
not pay for
his college
course; hc
has no rvell-
to-do friends,
:Lnd fiorn tbc
above thc stlte of the
averagc; bllt, Circuit iLn-
associatecl as ances rt ls
he rvas rvith evideut thnt
Felix, hc ap- no l'relp can be
peared common- forthcoming
place. I soon from that
realised that this soLl fce.
tluiet, unintercstrng Ilefore I
boy had livecl in sal dorvn,
realtns unknol n tcr both Mr. Tle-
me ; and once, rvhen I overcarne m)/ sLlrprise gony and \'{r. Josiah \A-arner \\'ere on thcir feet, and
sufficiently to put qLrcstions to him, I're made cach of them cleclarecl his rvillingness to advaucc
mc reveal rny ignoralce by asking mc to the neccss:rry mo11e). I still shol-ed a feeble
explain rr), questjons. The truth rvzrs, I got opposition, but I could see that no one suPportcd
altogcther otrt of my depth, and I ha<i to adn'ric me, so I pelforce relapsed into silence.
to myself th:rt I hacl trccn utterly nristaken in Shortly afterrvalds the 1,oung men presented them-
hirn. selves at the District NIccting, and I elir passed thc
'Ihe surprise of the mceting reached its climax, cxamination l'ith fl1,ing colouls. Oscar did r.erl'
horvcvcr, u,hen, after both of the young men had rvell, but all the talk rv:rs about Felix ; indcecl, the
been received on full plan, NIr. Tregony moved that chairman of the district told me that he had rarelv
they " both hq recontmenrled t0 the Distrist Meeting, n.lqt with a rvouns rnan of sQ rnuch pronrisQ,
I6 FeEix c Happv amd FrosPer@!3sr
I sti1l fclt a little l-rurt that Felix had never con- " Thomas Grigg ev bin killed at Besowsa," saici the
sulted me. but I had to admii that the narne his messenger. " You'd better tell yer rnau'ther yerself."
father had chosen for him seerned in the nature of a I thought he rvould har.e fa1lcn. I sarv him rock
prophecy. Ifhis preaching and his examination rverc to and fro, rvl'rilc his face becarne ashy pirIe. But he
so brilliant, nothing should be impossible to him' clid not spcak a rvord for sotne seconds. Of cotlrsc
It r'vas arranged that the young men shoulcl go to I did not linorv all the thougl'rts u"hich passed through
college in the follorving Septcrnber, but lielix kept on his mind ; br-rt I could gucss.
" Pool tnotber I " he s:rid prcsenlll',
t'I must go
at the mine as though nothing htd happenecl. On
being asked 'r'hy he did rrot har-e a holiclal', like ancl tcll hcr," ancl he scnt into the l-rouse.
Oscar. he replied that Captain Bcunetto could afforrl I follorved aftct hirn, for I bad altlat,s been one rt'ho
to pa)'for his son's college course, but he, having no had gone to comfort pcople in thcir trouble. I sarv
friends, must pay for his ori n. Fclix go to his tnother:rnd put bis arms around her.
tt'fherc has l:een an acciclent nt Besou'sa, Dtothet,')
" But both NIr. \\'arncr and IIr. Tregon,v offer to
advance the tlouel' for 1ou," it v'as urged. he said, " but I'o,,','" got me sti1l, God has allou-cd
t'I rvould rathcr \York and pa1'for rnyse1f," he 1'ou to kcep rnc."
replied. " I should ner-er feel happl'at the thoug"rt Iior some tiure the \\oman could scarcely cotltpre-
that NIr. \\:arner had paid for lte." hcnd s'hat lied taken p1acc, bLrt presentll' tl're truth
" But it llleans a lot of monc1"" becaure real to her.
" Yes, I knorvr" hc replied, ancl bcyoncl th:rt "Arc1 nr1, little fathcrlcss b:rbics, too I" she saicl.
nothing could bc got frorn hirn' " You h:rr-e me, trothcr," he said,
t' Rut
Dr-rring August, hou'ever, I sau' tl'rat Felix lookcd 1-ou'nr olI to college thc clay' after to-motlr.rl ."
very sad, rvhile Oscar Bennctto looked ver)' happr' ; " No, mother ; l'n-r going to st;r)' home rvith 1'ott."
and rvhen one day I sat' Oscar rvalking tott'ards C)f course, St. Ilabyn \\'as a scelre of excitemcrtt
Treural,ne by the side of Precilla Warner, I knerv the and glief fot' the next ferv da1's, for trro othels besidcs
'Ihonras Grigg iver-e killed ; ltut Felix ivas quiet and
reason, Both l'oung men NCre in love t'itl'r her, and
Oscar u,as the favoured uan. \Vell, everything rvas self-containcd. After his stepfather's bod.v had been
asit should be. Oscal l'as a handsome young fellos', blougl'rt into u'hat las called ttthe sttmp-house,"
accustoned to thc society of such people as Prccilla, he Nent to Captain Bernctto atlcl asked to be taken
rvhile Felix l,as a miner's sort. Still, I could not help on in 'l-homas Grigg's place.
feeling solry for the Jrol'. Hc had ttcvcr bcen oric " But l'hat about collegc ? \\'hat about you::
lr,ho had t'alked out sith )'oung women, and I kncrv future ? "
that his love for Precilla \ras llo passing fancl'. " )f y futurc is to looli aftei mother and the
"As far as we can see, Oscar u'i11 go into collegc childr-en," rvas tilc r-epl)'.
cngaged," I sai<i to him onc day. Captain Bennetto asked him to consiclel thc qttes-
" I don't knor.i," he replied. tion for a feu'da1's before maliing aly decision, but
t'I reckon 1'our heart is fixed in thc sarne direc- Felir told hirn cluietly that his mind u':rs trade up.
tion," I suggestcd. On the evenilg after the day'oftle funeral, I rvetlt
" If it \\,ere, it l'ould be in lain," hc replietl. to sce Felix and his mother. I felt I had not bccn the
tt Horv do ou knotv ? " I askcd " have
l I I'ou asked friend to the bo1'that I ought to havc beetl, ancl I
her?" rvanted to ualie amends. " If lhe Lo::d has callecl him --_-,
" No," he replied. to be a rliristcr, I ottght to help hitlt," I reflectecl. t
" \\rh)' trol ? Thcre's no iclling in u'bat dircctiol I founcl hini sitting u'ilh his mother, ancl he seelrecl E.
a )'oung worttan's fancics ma1' turn." quite cahn aucl screne. " I arn starling at Besori'sa
" IIer f:rncies could neyer tu.rn to\\'ards," he :rgain to-t'uorror'," lte saic1 presentll-.
replied; " and if thel'clid, it rvould be ztll the tt I have 1;eeLr talking Nith IIr. Tregonl', and uc
same." bolli think we can still arrangc for r ou to go to
" \\'Ih\'
) )' college," I said,
Because-Oscar loyes hcr, ancl -he is n'r1' f1isnfl." I had scarceJl'finishcd spcakirrg u'hen l1r. \\-aruer
A week before tl-re tine alrived for them to go to and Precilla cauc iuto the cottage. I'elix hurricd
college, I u,as not so sure that Precilla had choscn to fincl chairs for them, and for the hrst til're I
Oscar. He lookecl quitc zrs dott'ncast as Fe1ix, llut realised \\hat a refiucd, gcutlen-ianlr looking youtlg
I did not think it ri'ise to ask an1' questiors. TI-re fellorr' he rvas. J coulcl see, moreo\ er, hou' thc
datc fixec1 for thern to lcave homc for college rvas on 'risit of lIr. Warner and Precilla aifectcd hin. He
Septen-rber'7th. On Septcn]beI 5th there \':rs bec:lme pale aud r:ed bJ- turlls. ancl llis eyes burned
an accidcnt at Besorvsa tnine, aud Thouas Grigg- lr'ith a str:rrge )ight.
Felix Pohnoulrter's stepfather'-ri'as hi 1lecl. "'I'hls is vcr.v kinri of lou, )Ir. Warncr," he said.
I u'as st:rnding with Iielix at the dool of his 'r Both my nothcr and I appreciate 1'our sl mpathy
Iuother)s cotta$e rvhet'L thc nervs :rtriverl, Yer1. ,r-ruan,"
FeniN s Eflapp>r amd Fz"ospep@ers. t7
llr. Warner fidgcted in his chair as though he possibilit.v of ever rvinning her as his u,ife. IIe u,as
ryere unco:rfortable. lhile I sarv that Precilla looked a proud 1ad, and l-rc l,ould never insult l-rer b1,a-.krng
at Fclix in a rl-ay'rhich lrade me thilli of n'r1' 51yeg1- her to share a miner,s lot.
hearting davs. XIr. Warner looked very thotrghtful as he lcft,
" It's not kind at a11," said NIr. Warner. ttThe while Precilla looked pained.
trnth is, I l'ant 1'ou to do me a fzrvoLrr." -Ihauk
" )rou l'ery much for your gooclness,,, said.
" ,\n1'thing I am able to do shall bc clone glacllv," Fclir, " I rvould have, 1,ou see, I
said Felir eagerl1.. coulcln't."
" I s ant )rou to go to collegc," said nlr, Warncr. '-fhe next day I'clix \r,ent to rvork
at Besorvsa
" God means 1'ou to be a ministcr." II ine again.
Fclix shook his head. A 1'ear passed al,ay, and Felix still lived at home
" I knorv rvhat you are thinking about," said llr. rvith his rnotlier'. App:rrently there l,as no change
[arner. " You are thinking of your mothcr and thc il his lifc, Hc took his appointments *.ith increas_
children. I kuorv horv you har.e been rvorliing and ing acceptance in the St. Xlabyn Circuit. Indcecl,
saving, and that you ha\re rcfused all assistancc to the announcemcnt of his being the preacher crorrdecl
pa)'your college fees. But--but-u'ell, I rvant 1,ou cvery chapel he r.isited; but he still remained the
to go to college, just the satrre as if this sad event same quiet, ret;ring youth. I noticed, horvever, that
had not happened. I'll see tl'rat your mothcr and he u'ent to L'uro very f::eqnentll-, Jtut he uever tolcl
the children shall not u'ant rvhile ),ou are arvay." anvone rvhy he wcnt. ].Ir, \\'arner had inr.itcd him
Therc rvas a silence for a feu. seconds, and then more than once to Tremavtre, ltut ]rc ner er accepted
Felir's mother broke out u'ith a cry : " Oh, thank thc inlitations. I could not help asking hirn u.hy.
God I thank God I " Ilut Felix did not speak. I{e gave lne a strange look l.hen I put the
" Norv that's settled," said IIr. \Varner, Iike a question to hirr, ancl then replied : ,'you are an olcl
man u.ho, having got through somethirg unplezrsant, mau, \1r. Polskiclch-, thercfore vou knou. that some
rvas anxious to tall< of sonrething else. " You pacli lhirgs are inrpcssible.''
up ).our clothes ancl books, and be off to-tr.iorro\." I puzzlecl long over rhis anss.eL, but I ner-er satis-
But Iielix still continued silent 1br a ferv seconcls. fied nr self that I ulderstood him.
He seem ed to be looking at soruething verl' far \\-hen Oscar Bennelto came hon-re, he rvas much
awat'. Presentlr. he turned and glanced tos'ards aclmired. He gave glos,ing repor.ts of his college
Precilla. The girl rvas eagerlv rvaiting his ansu,er. life. We noticed, too, that at each vacatiln he
Her lips rvere parted, and her eyes burned rvith spent a great deal of time at Tremayne,
eagerness, Felix sarv thc iook, ancl seemed to When Oscar's tirree years college course was at
'wonder rvhat it rncant. For a rnomcnt he seemed an end, he came to l-elix and asked him to do hirr
undecided, then he shook his hcad again. a great falour.
Precilla rose and placed her hand on his arm. " What ? " asked Felix.
tt Do, Felixr" she said. ttI go into m). 6rst circuit in a rveek,,, he
I saw his lips quiver: and his hands tremble. I ((I l'ant to be
cngaged before I go.,,
knew the battle he rvas fighting. t''fo ryhom ?
1'ou, Nliss Warner ; thank 1'ou, Squi::e,,, " You knorv. There's only one lvoman in the
he said. " I shall never forget your kindless, but I s'orld for me.,'
cannot do it"" " Well, ask her,)' said Felix, and his voice was
'r But rvhy ? " dry and husky.
ttBccausc my mother is
rny mother, and -ancl-I " I have asked her more th:rn once,), said Oscar,
do thank you for your kindness, but-,but I could not " but she rvill not say 'Yes.' I knorv she thinks a lot
allol,-that is, she must ciepend on no one,s charity of 1'ou. Will you speak a good rvord for me, Felix ?
rvhilc I can x,ork for her." I am sure she *'ould saytYes' then. You see, I
" But God has called 1-ou to pr.each,,, urged Mr. beli-'r.e she thinks I am fickle, and all that sort of
Warner, tLing. You and I have been friends for years. Won,t
" Yes, He has, and I mean to preach," Fclix replied. )'ou s21)' a rvord for me ?
tt But 'r our studics ?
" " Yes," l-elix said at length, " I rvill if you rvish it,
'r I must study at horne." 1\1ind, I don't believe I shall bc able to influenoe her
" I think you are verl'foolish.,, in the slightest degree, neither do I belier.e in-in
Felix rvas silent, but he again looked at prccilla, that kind of thing. But 1,eu knorv I'll do an1'thing for
He saw, as I sat, a look in the girl,s e, which 1.ou, Oscar. You u.ere my friend years ago when I
neither of us could understand; but I knorv that had no friend-and-and-I can refuse 1'ou nothing.')
Fclix loved her like his own life, and that his heart -fhe next day was Sunda1., and u,hen the evening
ivaS very hear,1.. Er.en if she did not 1or.c Oscar service at chapel u,as over, Felix went to Precilla's
Bennettor he had by his refusal clcstrol.ed all side as she went home\\-ard.

I8 AEcohoR amd f{eaBeh"
" IIay I rvalk rvith you a little 1v21r ?'hg 25ksd.
The girl's face flushed, but she ansrvered cluietly :

" If you ri,ill, Felix."
What Felix said to her, even I, rvho arn saicl to
knorv evcrl.thing that happens in St. XIabl'n, clo;r't
knorv. But I knol' th:rt he praisecl Oscar vcrl- " Of course you must, Felix,,, shc replied,
highl1,, and painted a bright picturc of his future. ****
" \\ihy do I'ou spcak to mc about Osce'.r l " she said. A ferv months later u'e knerv whv Felix had gone
" He is rr.r)r friend," rcplicd Felir, 'r and I rvant to Truro so regularly for three years. He had ltcen
hin'r to bc happy." studyiug there under able mining c\perrs. He also
lilc to make him happ),, Pelix?
" Do you \vLt.1t passed examinations at the School of \Iines, aud
Tell me plainll'. Do 1'ou really desire me to-bc t}ren rve heard that ]re l,as appointcd managcr of
rvhat hc has asked rne I Tell me, is that the ri'isl-r of thc Neu, 'fin llines at Polgooth, \\.e \vcre not at all
yotrr hcart ? " surprised.
t'No," said Felix suddenly. Then he stoocl still Why l-rar,'e I l'ritten this stor1.? I expect it is bc-
in the lane. t' I am a traitor, a coi.vard, lliss cause Felix and Precilla uere married t-esterday at
Warner. I-I-there, I never thought I should St. Mabl'n Chapel, and becanse the look of happiness
sink so lorv as this. But, but-)) which I sa*, in their. eyes makes me think of the
" But shat ? " asked the girl, rvith a laugh. tirne u'hen I first took my rvife to our cottage honre.
" I am a false [riend," cried Fe]ix, " I never Oscar Bennetto is engaged to the daughter of his
meant to tell I'ou tl'rat I loved voll, that I l-rave loved circuit stel,ard, somelvhere,in Lancashire.

RaohoE Gm eaR€h"
By G. Sims Woodhead, M.D.,
Fellow of Trinity ffall, and Professor of Pathology in the
(Jniwersity of Cambridge.

HE, tcctotaler is the pr-oduct of thc last sc\ entv iilustratecl by the modification th:rt has taken placc
or eightv ycars-not because tl'iere l'crc no in the practice of insurance companies. In the early
total abstainers bcfore this, br-rr because it da1,s of total abstinence, when alcohol was lool<ecl
u,as onll' rvhcn men cane to scc the eyils upon as one of the "necessaries', of life, a total
that rverc being rv::ought b1' clrunkcnness that they abstainer applying for a life insurance policy rvas
thought it necessary to enter a dcfinite and formal told by the medjcaL adviser of an insurance company
Il'otcst against the use of alcohol by taking a pleclge that he could not take the risk of recommending for
of personal abstinence and, as personal abstaincrs, insurance at ordinary rates the tife of a man rvho
banding themselvcs togcther, to \\,age u':rr :rgainst took no alcohol, and that consequently there must
uhat the1, bclieved rvas cloing untoJd damage to a be an added premium of ro per cent, to cover the
large scction of our peoplc. Thele h:rve becn extrzr risk. Notvadays-to use a colloquialism-the
iLbstaincrs frorn the time of the Greeks and the Loot is on the othcr leg.
Nazarites, but never before have the1, 69rr.1i1rr.4 Numerous sets of statistics have from time to tirne
such a tbrcc rr-raking against drunkenness as thc)' do been published in support of the contention that
at the present da),. alcohol is far less frequently used in the treatment
As the result of the total abstincnce movenent, a of special diseases than it r.vas ofyore. Those cluoting
con.rplete changc has gradualll/ corne over the thesc figures are, horvever, usually countered by such
medical profession as regarcls their relation to the a statement as " Yes, but in other diseases this does
prcscription of alcohol to thcir patients and its re- not hold good; although alcohol is less prescribed
commendation to healthf individu:rls. Whcn I sav for such and such diseases, it is far rnore frequently
a complete change, I do not mean that everymedical given in others."
mat is now convinced that alcohol is injurious to A short time ago, I obtained, through the courtesy
health, and that it need never be given in diseasc; of NIr. JoIn MacPherson, the Stervard of the Ediu-
but it mar. be accepted that, s,ith a ferv notable ex- burgh Royal Infirmary, a series of statistics rvhich
ceptions, medical rnen do not no\\' believe that a afrord very strong evidence that in this great insti-
healthf individual requires alcohol to keep him tutron, at any rate-the administration of alcohol in
healthl'. Horv great this change is may be best diseasb is fallingveryrapidly indeed. I placed some
ARaohoE amd HeaBth" r9

of these figures before m1' workirg on the Cte:rt
Wcstern J(ailu ay - the
ruren u lto talie alcohol in-
variabl1, get through less
s,ork than do those ri'ho
rel1, 1no, beYcrzrgcs of
they shos' that the free u'hich alcohol is not a
use of rleohol itr thc Ire;Lt- constituent. Jn thc United
ment of disease is b1' 11e Statcs, rvhcre phl'sical
means necessarl,, as therc training is carriecl to a
a)'e certaittly r'ltorc rc- higher pitch of perfection
coveries at thc Present than in an), cor-tutr). itt the
day t}ran there ri'erc in rvorld, alcohol is " taboo."
r8+o -mrnr olhel factors I n orrr outt cuul'ltr)-, :lll)-

than alcohol, of course, letes are gradually being
contributing to tlris irrr convinced that alcohol is
proved rate of " cures," not only unnccessarY, Lut
Whether we test the,liquor is actually detrimental tcr
bill of rhe Roy al Edirr- the performance of the
'best and most sustained
burgh lnfinnary by the
amount, as represented iu rvork. As regards the
rnoney, prescribed during t'ork of the brain, Krae-
the year, by the amount pelin rnd his school-
per bed. or: by the per'- carry'ing on trla1l\r delicate
certage spent on alcohol /. lnd r erV ir,geniotts cxPeri-
n-rents-har-e come to the
to the total hospital c-r-
penditure, rve frnd that
7G-Y conclusiot-t that alcohol,
there is a verv grelt differ- by paraJ.vsing or rendering
ence betrt.een the amounts less active the highcr
(/rdld. RussELL & So..,s.)
prescribcd in r84o and ccntres of the brairl, maY
the amoults prescribed in r9o6. Taking periods of cnable a ntan to perform reflcx moYements (the movc-
ten years, ive have the follorving figures :- mcnts uncontrolled b,v thc brain) morc rhlthrnicall,t',
and per-l'raps for a longer period, tI-ran if he had takel
no alcohol ; but thcl- are colviuccd that this is dore
No. of Totol ]A-ouut p". Total
Year. Petients \'elrre
Expendr- only b)'rendering thc m:rn more of an autonaton -
'Ir "I Occupj.c.l
eated. l,ifrrur. Eed. ture.
ll, ilrst lorvering his porvcr of initiative ancl clin'rinish-
ing his porvers of pcrception and juclgment.
tt 'f d
r84o .rt32 oj" i3, li, q+5 7.1
Therc ]ra.s recentll' been a controversy as to
r 85o 199+ 50-5 33 ,1 ro,239 4.9 rrhether alcohol is a food or uot, \Yhatever tt.ra1- bc
rE6o 4231 539 30 o t z, 5o3 +'4 tl'ic ultirnatc otltcorne of this contrervetsy, ts'o fircts
rETo 47or 7o1 35 2 r5,ti77 4',4 appcaj to stancl out prou-rinenth'. The fir:st is tblrt
I tlio 5315 3or 12 la 27,8IE I'O
r E9o 8695 435 r3 6 37,916 I'I undcr no ciLcumstances is alcol'rol :in economicirl
I goo 9569 3r9 9 r 47, t6ti o'7 foocl ; ancl, seco:rcll1', that if alcohol is oxicliscd in the
t 9o6 rrzt6 r94 '. I ii 52, tt6 o'37 boc1.r', it seldom p:tsscs through this chelnical trans-
fortn:rlion rvithout in sotre lvay actittg injuriously
It rvill be seen that tl-rere is not onll' a continltous, upon thc tissues u'ith lvhich it comes jn cont'lct'
hut a vcrygreat:rnd rapid fall, and this in a hospital Hott'ever able the special plcading in favor:r of the
in rvhose servicc u'e have a large nutnber of surgeons use of alcohol may be, most people u'ho I'rave givcn
and ph1'sicians, and rvhere conscclucntl)' therc is attention to the question are agreed that rvere alcobol
probabl-v considerable diversity of practice. banished from any community to-morro\Y, the avet--
Norv let us take the case of a rnan tvl-ro desires to age hcalth of that commttnity rvould not be impaired'
bring hirnself into the Ilost perfect " condition " for It rvould be better nourishcd, it rvould do better s'ork,
doing hard physical ivork. There are still a ferv old- tl-rere rvould be fer.ver cases of Ph)'sical and moral
fasl-rioned people rvho regard beer as an essential deterioration, the general physique lvould improve
part of the diet of a man in " training," but rvhere- enormousl\, ; there u,ouid be less poverty, less crime,
ever accurate and continued obsen'ations have less rnental disturbance, and n-ruch greater happiness'
been made-as, for instance, bY Dr. Parkes and The sooner u.e all recognise this, the better for us
his soldiers at Netley, and jn the case of the navvies ancl the better for the conrmuniiy to rvhich s'e belong"
c. lr. .IIDURGEoN, PARKDR' ixo nuan PRIoE HUGHE'n"
BY the Rev' Dinsdale T' Young'

Y worrls concerning these three mighties " must
rot lte rcgardecl as in any sellsc t cotrplele
l,ortrxilurc .f llretll. \l) l't"t' ttt 1'ttrltorg 1;

l,"rclt t. l,re:ent a f"u I "r'"nrl 13e'rll' 11iotrs

of thr
Ik Y iustlY

:.'.1." y' An(t Ltrey s cre r rvid
^^l Yes' I can see hlm no\r' floN uc
n the same plane as a prcacher, Iose the attJrtion he
sc inurediatel)' 1\'onHorv rich
u'ete his colrmetlls on the
; he *,as a fla,ring
I ;."' .' I il"l"tr r* rerding an o1cl
a keen ancl effective debarer. [fW ffid ;;';;.;].:.
lti[dn W('Y ,'I
her, "
flff lff,r"ll ".."ii
I hearct Spurgeon prcach ",i,r "sLablistr
,".ii* p"*.a anrl uict:
Parier preech those .tines IXEN ll'" ll ;;.;.i,-;,t it clepencls'ruzo

To me Spurgeon is the ll". " ll ll it i',r.i","-rrii *,oncrerful ease
greatest preacher since the '
ll ll il ll ina--'rurnao. have left as
Iays of Paul, md, along with ll il F 11 ll al.ii"., an iLrf, on uy
Luther an.t John \\reslei', I ll ll ' ll il ",,.J ". anl ut hir putpit
rank hin, ,h""1::,-,,_1': q."ii,i".. de haa^no nalu-
pressive retigio's fic]''".1:."
ll ll i1"". ll l;l;, one
,\" Ap:.t]*' Il ll ll ,.u,ip,p", auharr.shecr or
li i,"
ih. ,r"y. :r ll ll l31 ry lffi:i ll Le atroscrl

uenru,e rlic asserLion tltri ll ' 1l I :;;i;;." o[ his ,]iscourse sr"
they ri'ho have sLudied.bim ll '.. ll lfib)ffiI ,r.;,,.". At1 uas extem-
-o=t .1o..1y s,ill be
ll ll I ancl he com_-
lpffill fo,,,"u,.himself
inclinecl to chergc ue u'ith ll j}l lwt iorte<t ,s,irh such
exaqseration. ll qUTl lw.ll I never u'it-
absolute ease.
i'"". ="" him no* as he ll"TtEAl lWAl ..,=.a *.t
absotute aban-
stood in thet \letrop,,lirrn ll"(. I ;"". l'lrerc rra' nol 3n rrorr
.U.rrluv nf his consecrated -; spuRGEoN. how he mai.tained his
rr & Env.) prinracy. For fort.v yelrs he
clx,elt as a king amicl the congregatiorl' I{is Suncley crorrds
Three Free ehqseah Heroes. 2l

nll'serriccs. I las not yet [$ent]-
relercricei 1ie tlatle [o
four years olcl shen I first spolie in the City 'l'emple'
And never hat'e rrroLc eucourlging lords lrcen spolien
to a young prcacher than he privatcly fron tinre to tinre
ndrlresserl to me. Flis last note to ue, rvhen he ttas
brolien in health encl submergecl u ilh sorros', bega'r
# " We1come ! " And that \rrs tlle spirit in shich he
alrvavs reccivetl ue. I 1u11 a1u ays rcnember Dr'
t Parler as a grelt-hearle encourager atrcl as e noble '

Fluglr Dricc llughes \ras not of the seme hotlse atrcl

lincage as Spurgeou anrl l'rrker. He 1\'as not e grcrt
1r."oi-Ir". in the scnse that llicy uere.
i"1r""ity t'es his chief pulpit gift. Wonderfully incisive
l'cre ]ris appeals.
But it s'as on the platform liis genius shone most
gloriously. I{orv he coultl of Exeter
Hall : iYhat passion, {orce ss, uarlied
his orrtory ! And in the c denomina-
rion lre r,es agil,', sp.rrkling. z":l'
I tll ays lound hirn a charming rncl in[eresting nan'
IIe rras full of thc spirit of pral'er-thtt rras olle of his
noblcsL attributes. I sball lever lorget our spcaliing

1Pla/a; Ensest IIL[s ] IIe knes l dicl not coinciclc l ith some of llis opinions, 1'ct
prercber' He hes so tsice he slrongly urgetl mc to lle his collcague' Eegcr
Josep)r Parkcr lras a r-onderful
soul I He spcnt-hiroielf roo lavishly, antl all too early lt:ft
lni"1y gon" thet I neccl not lengthily describe hirq' - I
eppreciated' the battle[ie1d on rv]rich he fought so bravely'
ii his rcal solicl genitts is yct aclecluately
.tuut r
Iiut he rtrs el atrlzing preacher. FIe
l'as ofLen thril)irtg in suprene degrce. His ia,^,
flrshes of iusight into Scripture, his epi-
grams, his bursLs of oratory, Iis glcarns
of u'it ancl humout, his quivering pethos,
his sltrtJing paratloxcs, his porver to pcne-
trate the conscicnce, his glorious hrculty
of cheier, his precious gift and grace of
public prayer, his breezy frcshness, lvhich
scpLuagenarian years could not quench-
r1[ thcse tJiings matle Dr. l'ar]rer a re-
.loubtable preacher.
He s'as a preacher rrholly by himself.
llis oLiginality ri'as surprising. Ferr'have
ever bcen so lirtle inclebred to other
uinds as rvas he. Ancl lr'hen lve re-
meuber thtt for nlts'arrls of thirty years
he ninislered in Central Londotl, nor
u,as his force ever abatecl, rve are bound
to honour Joseph Parlier a star of thc Yery
first magnitucle.
As a personality he l'es in [eresting in
high clegree. I bad the honour of his
acquaintance for nany years. I rnight,
indeecl, cleim to have Leen one of his
curates, for rarely dicl his summer vacation
coure rouncl s'ithont trv occupying his ]II]GII PRlCE lIITGIIES.
pufit. I preached lor hiru in tbe City (l'Zrl, r EI(Nosr' \IIL-LS.)
m eimgi a hristfiam
By the Rev. F. B. Meyer, B.A

absolute sccuritl. against all
harm. Follol ilg th:rt, ther:e
mined to it make the
surelY rnust h ar.c co.te rL nerv
Itannony into the home.
capital of his kilgdor-n, ard evcr'1.ltou.ehold lras sotlc note
especially the focus of its reli- of cliscord. Even llartha fotrnd
gious life. With this lieu, he fault u'ith lrer sister- because she
resolved to bring the Ark of did not help her. I;r a family of
God. u Irich hed for sorrre tirne eight bols thcr-e rould surtly llg
been in neglect, to a ternporar.l. a good clcal of sparring, but
sanctuan' rhich he had er.ected s'hel the Arl< ar-riled, it seemecl
close beside his orvn palace. as though 1he nusic of a perfect
Tbe people came in vast mul-
titudes to celebr:rtc the great
love rr,ereallals sonndilg
in a rhythnr of tercler forbear-
event. Instead of conveying the ance ald uritv. Thcre l oulrl
Ark ou the shoulclers of the also lre a ncl spirit of prolct-.
Levites, according to the old
Tlre frtlrcr u otrlrl klrcrl, nut frr
Levitical Rubric, it u,as placed
(I'holo: HArNt:\.) off the Ark, lrrcl pral-. Thc
o11 a nelv cart, on rvhich it
children l,oulcl comc stealiDg in,
trar,clled safell. for-some clistancc, till, as it clescenclccl ole lry onc, to say tbeir chilclish pra\-ers and fecl
tbat Gocl rvas listening, ancl the ivhole householtl
lc:rr-necl the rncaling of fellon,ship ancl co.nrrnunior
rvith the Almiehtr'. l'inally, a ticlc of y'rosferity sct
ir. "'flie Lold ltlcssecl tlre house of Obcd-edoni ancl
all that he hacl.', \\-e :rrc renrincled of our,s
" :\ll thesc things shall be aclded unto \-oLr.,,
lumb_le.dwelling of Obecl-cclom, s.hcr.e it star.ecl rvith And His Apostle's : ,, Goclliness hath the pron,ise of
lrirn 'r and his .t"lllJy ,l for rhreg nonrh_s. the life that nol' is,,)
The Ar[.in't.lr6 House.. Tl-ris incidcnt rnay har"e rts counterlrart s.ith rll of
That hoiise probairll, reseiribled Danl, 1u1r|.5..r" us, because the Ar-k is a sl,nrbol oi Chri.t. Gocl
springing up in the ne*' lands of the \\'est;, It tatrght in kindcrg:rrtcn form aspects of our Lorcl's
thc humbl'e home of a Levitc, rvlio 61n."1, thcre ri,ith nrinistrt'rrhich the Hebr.crvs conlrl not have conccir ccl
bis l'ifc and eight bo1.s. Hou, st:rrtlccl the familv of in thcir abstrilct ibr-m and sl.rape. \\ic surely are
rvas u,hen the grclt procession arrested at tht_-ir justified in accepting the Arl< iu thc house of fjbecl-
cloor, ancl the littlc gr.oup of I_evites \r.ere seen
cdorn as a s)rmbol of thc Living Christ as He eutcrs
thc healt of the individual or thc firmil1., to rejuvenate
:urc1 r'evir.e it. Ilut therc are scr.eral outstandin..
fcatur-es of the Christian,s clcnteanour in the horle.

The Family Altar.
(t) I /.tre musl be certaitt tltf tti/e Clrri.tlidtt
thispcr tl,out rlrc sonrlc:.ful .\rl< of u.lri,.h tlrcir er-t:rcises. \\-c cau hardll. cxaggel.ale the importar.tce
fatl:rer had so often spokeu, ald uticl-r had conrc
of rnaintainjng the habit of rer.erent g.u.""
to resicle l ith [1'rem. and afrel meals-or, :rt any t atc, bcfcit e. \\:e cannot
What happened to that fanri tnslst too carnesth- upon the maintenance of the
bo1's 11,6u14 become .t-evcreill f:rmil1. altar, even tbougb
alnost scemed as if ther rrcrc it is irnpossible to do much
more than rezrd a shoi[ passlge of Scripture ancl
prescncc ol God. But airer a join in the Lorcl,s pravei, rvhiist the breakfast or
s\\,eet sense of .reatrity. God's angels hacl rnacle a
suppcr is r.vaiting on the table. Surelr., also, a
cordon rouncl the house, and if any of tlie childrcn
Christian honre t,ill be markecl b1. a careftii olr."...o-
inclined to rervousness, they would be rc_ tion of the Rest-c1ay. The breakfast ma,v be later,
assured by the thought that God,s presence \vas an but all the children should bc thcre. i\rhere the
Om Beimgi a ehristiam at E{orne.
childrerr arc ltrought up on these lines frorn thc inrpossrble. Not unsclclon, J have saicl to ntv nleD,
first. and rvhere an endeavour is made, not sin-rply at thc close of our rncetilits. \\'ilcn the Spirit t,f Gocl
to prohibit ttren-r doing l'rong, but to lil] the hours has bccn at lork : r,(io )rorne, n1" br.others, kiss
rvith all manller of brightness, golclen"instructiorr, t,our and childrcl. ancl let then.r realise that the
sacred music, and blessed intercourse, the very love of God malics \ oLl s\\'cet ancl gcntlc. Christ,s
atmosphere s'ill be fai.ouraltle to the growth ofyoung nren must be gentlernen i ,' Ilorc than once I hat,e
life and to the development of early piet1,. becn gratified to cliscoler that the little amenities
(z) ?/t.e Chris/tatts lt.onte life zaill be cltaracterlse,l betlvecr.t the men and l.orlen. r.liich thel- irad clropped
by great t/toug'htfulness for ollt.ers. The Christian lhcn conltilg da1.s had ccased, bar.e corle.Lack
daughter u,ill take notice of the tired servant and again, and that the jars ard cliscot,ds u.hich spoilt
help her in some of the lighter offices ; the Christian the muslc of the hornc h:rr.c p:rssed out of sight.
mistress u,ill not ring the bell needlessly ald give her
maid tu,o errands rvhcn one rvill suflice. An interest
Christianity Means IJnselfishness.
(.+) The C/tristia /t.t t/tt home ziti/[ tthual,s pa/
rvill be taken on the part of tl're ernplo).ers in the
sorrows, jo)'s, and familf interests of the employed.
t/te intere:ls oJ o/lt -s befort ltis ozan. Christianitv
The 'lvhole household v,ill become bound in courmon n.ieans absolute unselfishness. \\-e mr-rst hesitate to
interests and pervaded by the of uniting lor.'e. impose our miseries npon the rest of the fanih.
circle, )tut bc cir:ick to share our jovs. \\-e mLrst
The Little .A,rnenities of Life. rrake an effort to put on thc Sarnterts of jo1., that
$) T/te C/arislian also taill be zery lettder il thel'may conceal the spitit of hcat-iuess. \\'c must
sy'eechand behaazour. One of the saddest regrets careftrllv renloYe the thorns frorn thu roscs llefot.e \ye
that can enter the human heart is at the grave of pass oulr bouqr-rct of florvers to the hands of thosc
some beloved one to remember thoughtless and rvhom ve love. If rre have had a bacl right, there
hasty rvords u,hich ought never to have been spoken ; is no need to impose its l.cariness upon tlle \\hole
little deeds of sel6shness rvhich caused pain and brcakfast-tablc ; if l'e zrre fronr 1,raj1 n.l1j66
ought never to have been done; or the omission of rle can bear, tltere is no reecl to lncr.ltion it jn er.crr
those small coultesies u'hich add so much to ttre otirer brcatlt. Sorretit cs uhcn the hcart is brealiing,
smoothness of life's motion, NIext to our sins the surcst cnt-e is to or.npel oursch,ars to tal{c our
against the Love of God are our sins against the love share in thc ilrnocc;.rt ntirth ancl nrcrrr l:ughte.r of
of men, women, and children s-ith s'hom s'e daill. tire childrcn.
associate. Bt, nature, many ofus are so a)trnpt, so Evcrv fatlill- in hezrven and cartlr, the Apostle
quick to take an affront, so inclined to be dictatorial tclls us, is narnecl rvith the Name of God. \\re slould
and imperious, so impatient rvith slou'ness, rveak- look upon our home as tltough Christ literally
; but all tbese things do more than we
ness, illness an inmate, as, indeed, He is ; l,e should ask Hirn
knorv to grieve the Spirit of God. They arc lilie to srt at every ntcal, to accompan). us to ortr l,ork,
grit in the e),es or small pebbles in the boot. So and filI ttre atmospbere rvith the Shekinah glorl.ol
soon as tbe Spirit of Christ cornes, thel- are rendered His I-Ioly prcseuce.

Begiimmimgi the e\M yeax,"
By Dr. J. R. Miller"
fffE ere on the threshold ofa nerl yeal. \\'e clo not knori. the u,orcls s.hich are fillecl \yith bitterness, or with malice, or
tL rvher the yeer holds for us, but 1r'e ere not afraicl ofit. u'ith the evil of falsehood, of env1,, of irreverence ! \\ie are
\\'e have leamecl to lool< for goodness ancl mercy in all onr not done lvith life as we live it; lve shall meet it all again.
paths, and so \r'e go foru ard with glacl ho1;e ancl expectatiou. These things being true, how shoulcl rl,e enter .po. th"
It is alrvays aserious thing to live. \Ve can pass through nerv year ? I'or one thing, l,e shoulcl begin it n,ith Christ.
any yerrltut once. If y'ehave lived negligently, $,ecnnnot \\-ho is sufficient for the serious problem of living v,ithout
relurn to correct mistalies or emettd rrhat s,e have slurrccl the divine grace ancl help ? There is no other hanrl thal cau
over, The irrevocableness of life ought a)one to be notive guicle ns salely through the neu, ancl strange experiences.
enough for incessant u.atchfulness and cliiigence.
ne\r year is that lre
Another elernent of seriousness in living is the influencc
one. Duty is a large
of our life on other \\re do not pass through rhe God-honour, 1ove,
year alone; tle are tied up ri'ith others in our honcs, our
tbat tYe ou.e to merr.
friendships, our occnprtions. Our careless rrords clrop, ancl No year can be happy or beautiful rvith God left out. Some
rre think not rrhere they fall, but the lightest of thern lorlges people strive to render all love,s cluties to their fcllou,-men,
in some heart ancl leaves its blessius or its blight. and then suppose they have done il1 that neecl. to be done.
Still another reason u,h)'life is so serious is beceLr-.c we Rut all the u'hile theyhave forgotten God, never seeking to do
must give account of it all. Jesus hintecl at the large His l,ill, never bowing in homage before Him. It is a poor
meaning of this truth rvhen He saicl that for everv idle Iife that has no heavenly outlook. The flowers mnst have
rrord that nen speak they must give account. If for the the sun and the rain and dew of the skies to fill tbeir cups
itlle rrords-light, trivial, empty lvords hos. much nore for v,ith fragrance. So do we need Gocl,s blessing in ail our liie.
Tw tAtuDRENS P^**"
By the Rew. J. G. Stevenson.
IT was the t:rorninq nft.r Nes's kind. I obeyecl, and on it salv nour but trvo statues' The
f Dry, ancl the \\'ise Ok[ ]lrn crll.'l one lyas the imege [hat meant I hacl determined to do my
at the home of my boyhood. " Cotle, lessons better. But it brought ne little comfort, for school-
chiId," he said, " and we will go timc hacl not yet comnencecl again. The other puzzled
together to the Torver of Goocl Reso- me. It lvas tilie me, ancl yet it rvas liker someone else'
lutions and har-e speech with the angels "What of the second statue?" askecl the Seer' " Sit
who u,atch over it." We did even as Angel," I answerecl, " it looks 1i1ie me lvhen I made up
he saicl, antl after climbing many stairs my nincl to try again and agail ancl again to be good,
s-e found ourselves in a high place- of hotlere, often I faiteci. But,.a1so, it loohs like Someone
great strangeness. lMe stood on a plat- Else." "Who is that Someone Else ?" came a queslion
forn that u'as built around the inside of from the Seer. "Sir Ange1," I replied, hesitating, "it
the Tower, and we looked for a noment loohs like Jesus Cbrist." " Even so," said the Seer' " Do
over the edge, ancl grew giddy as we you not remenber YS to trY
peered into the long deep. Then lve ogoi., you asked Jes r life and
lr"lp yoo to keep you n do that,
loohed around the gallery, and lo I the
H" cL-"., antl their eY vorv in
Seer, rvho was the kindest and u,isest
angel of themall, sat upon his throne ; their orvn strength and clo not think of Him, ful1 soon their
and everyu'here along the walls rvete resolutions are broken, ancl there is a crash in uy Torver ancl
n'hite marble shelves rvhereon were a wailing of the angels. Then the Seer lool<ecl upon the
statues of children. I went closer to them, and it pleased serving angels rrho rraitecl for his biclcling. " It is li'ell,"
me to see that many of thetn l,ere statues of nry playmates, he tolcl thcm ; " let the resolution that has nuch of Christ
and what surprised me most of all rvas that each playuate in it abide." And they smiled to hear him, and brol<c forth
hacl a shelf to hinselt and there were on it many statues of into a glaclsome song, rvhile the Seer eske<l of me kincl)y :
the same boy, Suddenly I startecl, for il front of me s'as a " Do you understancl, little one ? " I anslvered tbat I did'
'Ihen lhc Wise Olcl X{an ancl I turned houcs'arcl once more'
shelf ful1 of statnes of myself. " Why," I saicl, " are thcy
alI so like me ancl yet so clifferenL from each other ? "

" Listen," anstt'erecl the \Yisc Okl \'Ian, " and I ri'il1
explain. On Nes, Year's Eve you made many good reso-
lutions. When you cleterminecl to be goocl-temperecl all
during next year, that statue of you, rvith a smiling face,
s,as at once sculptured in the Ilalls of Thought ancl put
upon yonr shelf. When yon made uP your nincl to do
your lessons better, tirat statue u'ith the kniLtecl brow was
nrde ancl placed next to it, The statr'te that looks rather
thin and sorry lbears that you. said to yourself you rvoulcl
not be greedy any more." So spoke my agecl frielt),
and then he stopped, for the Seer calletl out my name.
"f'hisboy," he said in a sacl voice, "resolvecl on Nerv
Year's Ilve neyer to be cross any more . On Nctv Yeat's
morning he got angry with his sister. Take his resolution
and cast it down." The serving angels heard, and u'ent
to my she1f, ancl took from it the statue of me with a
sniling face. This they carried to the edge of the plet-
forn, ancl together they cast it clown the inside of the
Torver. It fell with a nighty crash, and I loolied over,
frightened, to see it break into tlenty pieces, lrhile every-
rvhere throughout the Tos'er angels lvailed and n'hisperecl
sadly : " So pass all broken resolutions." Then the seer
spoke again, and the statue that meent I had determinerl
never to be greedy was cast down u'ith a terrible crash;
and next, another and another and another rvas hurled to
its breaking until I criecl. The Seer saw and took pity on
my tears. " Corne hither, little one," he said. And I li'ent.
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