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By CHARLES FREDERIC G083
Coprrlf ht, 100. by The Bowea-Merrlll Cmpr.
CHAITER IV. (Continued.)
Having miked indignantly onmrfl
for ff w paces, (ha doctor discovered
that hla wife had not followed him
and turning he caHea savagely: "Pe
peeta, coma! It la folly to try and p-p-peruatte
him. Let ua leava the aalnt
to hla prayers! But lot him remember
the old" p-p-proverb, 'young aalnt. old
alnnerl ' Cornel "
Ha proceeded towards the carriage:
but Pepeeta seemed rooted to th
around, and David was equally Inca
pable of motion. While they stood
thus, gailng Into each other's eyes
they saw nothing and they saw all.
That brief glance was freighted with
destiny. A subtle communication had
taken place between them, although
they had not spoken: for the eye ha
a language of Its own.
What was the meaning of that
glance? What was the emotion thai
gave It birth In the soul? He knew
It told Its own story. To their dying
day, (he actors Ln that silent drama
remembered that glance with rapturu
and with pain.
Pepeeta spike first, hurriedly and
- anxiously: "What did you say Ust
night about the 'light of lifer Tell me
I must know."
"I said there Is a light that llghteth
very man that cometh Into the world.
"And what did you mean? Be quick.
There Is only a moment"
."I meant that .there Is a light that
shines from the soul Itself and that In
this light we may walk, and ha who
walka In It, walks safely. He need
"Never? I do not understand; It Is
beautiful; but I do not understand!
"Pepeeta!" called her husband, an
She turned away, and David watch
ad her gliding out of his sight, with an
Irrepressible pain and longing. "I sup
pose she Is his diiutthter," he said to
himself, and upon that natural but
mistaken Inference his whole destiny
turned. Something seemed to draw
him after her. He took a step or two.
halted, sighed and returned to his la
Hut It wna -to a strangely altered
world that he went. Its glory had van
ished; It whs desolate and empty, or so
at least It seemed to him, for he con
founded the outer and the Inner
worlds, as It was hi nature and habit
to do. It was tn hla soul that the
change had taken place.
Thoughts which he had always been
able to expel from his mind before,
Ilka avll birds fluttered again and
again Into the window or hi aouL
For this ha upbraided himself; but
only to discover that at the very mo
ment when he regretted that h had
bean tempted at all, he also regretted
that ha had not been tempted further.
AU day long hla agitated spirit alter
nated between remorse that h had en
Joyed so much, and regret that he had
enjoyed so little. Never had he expe
rienced such a tumult In hla soul. He
struggled hard, but he could not tell
whether he had conquered or been de
feated. He heard again the .mocking laugh
ter of the quack, and the stinging
words of his cynical philosophy one
mora rani tn hta ear. What this
coarse wretch hsd aald wm true, then!
Much of his youth had already pasaed
and he had not aa yet tasted the only
substantial Joy of existence money,
pleasure, ambition, love! He felt that
h had been deceived and defrauded.
A contempt for hla old Hf and Its
surroundings crept upon him. He be
gan to despise, the simple country peo
ple among whom he had grown up
and those provincial Idea which they
cherished tn the little, unknown nook
of the world where they stagnated.
During a long time he permuted
himself to be borne upon the current
at thee thoughts without . trying to
tarn It, till K seemed aa If he would
be swept completely from his moor
ings. Hut his trust had been firmly
anchored, and did not easily let go iu
hold. The convictions of a lifetime be
gun to reassert themselves. They rose
and struggled heroically fur the pos
session 4 his spigit .
Had the battle wa wHh the simple
abstraction of pmlneophlo doubt, the
good might have prevailed, but there
sbtruded Itself into the field the con
crete Tnrm of the gypey. The gland
sf her lustrous eye, the gleam si her
milk-white teeth, the heaving of her
agitated bosom, th inscrutable but
suggestive expression sf her flushed
and eager face, these were foes against
which he struggled la vain. A feverish
desire, whose trus slgnlnrsnc he did.
not altogether understand, tugged at
his heart, and hs rett himself drawn
by unseen hand toward this mysteri
ous and beautiful be tag. ah sessasd
te htm at that awful moment, when his
whole world ef thought and resting
lipping from under his feet, the
ronly abiding reality. She at least
fas not an Impalpable vision, hut sot-
14, Mbstanttak pal pita Hag flesh and
Meed. Uks emiuuouoly advenctsar
waes which seoaer er later must no
wsrmlno a dyke, th nonatona and sus
lolsn ef his newly awakened nature
All Kkmts Reeer
At Intervals hs gained a little cour
ige to withstand them, and at such
moments tried to pray; but the effort
was futile, for neither would ths ac
customed syllables of petition spring
to his Hps, nor ths reelings of faith and
devotion arts within his heart.
--r CHAPTER V.
Violent emotions, like ths lunar tides,
must have their ebb because they' have
their flow. The feelings do not so
much advanca Uks a river, as oscillate
Uks a pendulum. Striding homeward.
David's determination to Join his for
tunes to those of ths two adventurers
began to wans. Hs trembled at an
unknown future and hesitated before
Already .the Strang experience
through which he had passed began to
Mom to him like a half-forgotten
dream. The refluent thoughts and feel
ings of his religious life began to set
. back Into every bay .and estuary 4f
: his souL
With a sense or shame, he-Tegretted
his hasty decision, and was saying to
himself, "I will arias and go to my
Father," for all ths experiences of life
clothed themselves at once ln the fa
miliar 'n f.uage of the Scriptures.
It Is more than likely that he would
have carried out thla resolution, and
that thla whole experlsncs would have
become a mere Incident In his life his
tory. If his destiny had depended up
on his personal volition. But how raw
of the great events of life are brought
about by our choice alone!
Just at sunset he crossed ths bridge
over the brook which formed th boun
dary tins of the farm, and as hs did so
heard a .light footstep. Lifting his
eyes, hs saw Pepeeta, who at that
very instant stepped out of the low
bushes which lined the trail so bad
Her appea'rancs was as sudden as an
apparition and her beauty daisied him.
Her face, flushed with exercise, gleam
ed against the background of her black
hair with a sort of spiritual radiance.
When she saw the Quaker, a smile or
unmistakable delight Hashed upon her
features and added 'to her bewitching
grace. She might have been an Oread
or a Dryad wandering alone through
the great forest What bliss for youth
and beauty to meet thus at ths close
of day amid the solitudes of Natural
Had Nature forgotten heheelf, to
permit these two young and Impres
sionable being to snjoy this pleasure
on lonsly road Just as1hs day was
dying and Ihs tenss energies of ths
world were relaxed? There sr times
when her Indifference to her own most
Inviolable laws seems anarchic There
are moment when she appear wan
tonly to lure her children to destruc
tion. They gased Into each other's eyes,
they knew not bow long, with aa In
comprehensible and delicious Joy, and
then looked down upon ths ground.
Having regained their composure by
thla sot, they lifted their eyes and re
garded each other with frank and
"I thought the had gone," said Da
"W stayed longer than we expect
ed." Pepeeta replied. -
Has thee been bunting4 wild flow
ers?" he asked, observing ths bouquet
which she held In her hand. -
"I picked them on th way."
"Thee does love ths woods?'
Oh, so much! 1 am a sort of wild
creature and should like to live In a
'I am afraid the would always turn
thy race homeward at dusk, as thee Is
doing now," be said with a smile.
Hh, no! I am not afraldl I so
because 1 must."
The path was wide enough for two.
and side by aids they moved slowly
Ths somber garb In which he was
dressed, and the brilliant colors of her
apparel, afforded a contrast Hks that
between pheasant and a scarlet tana-
ger. Color, form, motion all were per
fect. They nttdd Into the scene with
out a Jar or discord, and enhanced
rather then disturbed the harmony 0
the drowsy landscape.
As they walked onward.' they vague-
1y Yelt the Influen of th repose that
was steallrfg upon the th-ed world; the
Intellectual and volitional -elements ot
their nature becoming gradually eui-
escent, the emotions were given full
sway. They felt th sen es Ives drawn to
ward each other by some krrsatstlMs
power, and, although they hsd sever
before been eonsoloue of up tnoona
pletenssa ot their Uvea, they Suddenly
discovered sfllnltls of whose exist
eno they had seres dreamed. Then
two personalities seemed a be ab
sorbed into on aew mysterious and
mdlvuribte being, and thle Identity gave
them sa uMOsapvehcttslbl Joy. Over
them as they walked. Nate re brooded.
sphyaJt-llhe. Their young and heaitny
natures were tuned In an men wttfc the
sArmonUo sf the world tUeperfeet tn
strameats tress which the deUeato fla
gs sf ths groat Musi otan evoked a
which she never tired, r
serrlng her dloeerd far ft fatwrs day.
On this genslBcjs evwaneg she sermit-
tnrougn with Joy and hop and she ao
companled tne song their heart were
singing with her own multitudinous
voices. "Be nappy." chirped the birds t
"be happy," Whispered (he evening
breexe; "be happy," murmured the
brook, running along by their side and
looking up Into their faces with laugh
ter. The whole world seemed to re
sound with .th refrain, " "Be happy!
Be -happy! for you are young, are
young!" Pepeeta first broke) the si
"I had never heard of the things
about which you talked," she said.
"Thee never had? How could that
be? I thought that every one knew
"I must havs lived tn a different
world from yours.''
"-And thee was happy?"
"I thought so until I heard what you
said. Sines then I have been fuU of
care and trouble. I wish I knew what
you meant) But I have seen that
, wonderful light I"
"Thee has seen It?"
"Tee. to-day I And I followed tt;
shall always follow It"
"When doe thee leave the village?"
David asked, Rearing the conversation
would lean where he did not want ts
"To-morrow." she said.
"Does thee think that the doctor
would renew his offer to take me with
"Do I think so? Oh! I am. sure." .
'Then I will go."
"You will go? Oh, I am so happy!
Th doctor was very angcy; he has not
been himself since. You don't know
how glad he will be."
"But will not thee be happy, too?"
:. "Happier than you could dream," ape
answered with all the frankness of a
Having reached the edge of the
woods, where their paths separated,
"We must part." said David.
"Yes; but we shall meet to-morrow."
At ths touch, of their hands' their
young hearts were awayeJ by tender
and tumultuous feeling- A too strong
pressure startled them, and they loos
ened their grasp- The sun sank behind
the hllL The shadows that fell upon
their faces awakened them from their
dreams. Again they said good-bye and
reluctantly parted. (Once they stopped
and, turning, waved their hands; and
the next moment Pepeeta entered the
road which led her out of sight
In this Interview, the entire past of
these two lives seemed to ooutit for
nothing. If Pepeeta hud never seen
any thing- of th world; If she had Is
sued from a nunnery at that very mo
ment, she could not havs acted with a
more utter disrsgaf d, of svsry princi
ple of safety. -
It was ths same with David. Ths
last -that hs bad been reared s Qua
ker;" that he bad been dedicated to
God from his youth; that ho had strug
gled all his days to bs prepared for
such a moment as this, did not effect
him to the wast degree.
The seasoning of th how doss notfl
Invariably prevent It from snapping.
Th drill on the parade ground does
not always Insure courage for th bat
tle. Nothing I more terrible thaa this
futility of ths past
Such scenes aa this discredit the
value of experience, and attach a ter
rible reality to ths conclusion of Colo
ridge, that "It la like th stern -light
sf a vessel Illuminating only ths path
ever which we have traveled."
tt eras to this moment that their
consciences traced their sorrows; It
was to that act of their souls which
permitted them to enjoy that momen
tary rapture that they attached their
guilt; It was at that moment and In
that silent place that they planted the
seeds of th trees upon which they
were subsequently emclneo. -
(Te be esatmued.)
ttlvo ike Ckiidsost Bwerar.
Children may eat too much sugar
and they may also stay too long la
their bath tub, or In the crook when
they go th swimming, or get tanned
or a headache from playing too long
In tb ub, or chiliad by staying too
long ! Um open air; bat la that any
sound reason why tkey should b de
prived of sweet, sunlight, bath and
flesh air, or discouraged from Indulg
ing tk them? All that M hooded, says
Dr. Wood Hutchinson Ik Sue cess
MsgmxlBO, la a little common eeuoo
regulation and Judicious supervision,
aot prohibition, or denunciation. Host
of the extraordinary craving for pur
sugar and candy, which la supposed
to load th average child to Inevitably
"founder himself Is left te his own
cwtet will and a box of Bandy, la duo
to Ut ot arttflrial and abnormal
sugar starvation, produced by in 1a
autlHsat amount of -tale-invaluable
p J to Its regular diet. Children who
sr given plenty of sugar . gt their
mnah. broad and butter, and aejddtnga.
a regular allowaac oak and plenty
.' sweet fruits, ars almost fro from
tan crass tor candy, thin tendency
to gorge- themselves to ewrfelt, and
cam usually be trustsd with. both, th
toady box and ths sugar nowi. .
"People praise my work. aM tao
artist, boasttagir. t
-And thoy laugh at skiaV rojnrasf
th sad faced party; . -had t dent
"Was nt your tnr mssrtsd tfea
hussortsQ tay'tsbtaof tbo
soKXTHnra roi bvebtbod y
ABfonlakot htuache were on of
tlnnov of th Hud-n-Fulteft
Tbo world's supply of tin was In-
areesed 11M48 tons last year, ot which
mors than half cams from ths Straits
Prnctloally all th Important cow.
mining states havs Inspection laws
designed to prevent death and dlaaator
among the mln workers.
Several French ecfjool are using
machines which suck dust from - the
leaves of books, spray them with die
lnisctent, and dry them with hot air.
At Tonreolng, Prone, nvS couples
of workbtg people celebrated their
golden woddlng th other day. Groat
festlvsties wor provided for th occa
sion by to municipal authorities. .
Wlfd boars still abound la ft region
which can ha reached by railway In
two bonra from Smyrna. Near Sara
ooon Bom sportsmen have shot aa
many las fifty wild boars la a alngls
On of th requests for a patent re
oslved ln th patent offics of Germany
was for devlos for making one's own
matches. Wttb the aid of It, any one
can, by firo hours' work, aava or 1
cents! ' - .
Vatlguo of ths eye and mora or
lees persistent ocular troubles are pro
duced by th rapid and brief excita
tions of ths ration by th cinemato
graph. A Frsnch physician has' gin
th nun of elntmatophtbalmla to af
fections ef tbla character. , Th trou-,
bias ar not vary serious and generally
leld easily to almpl remedies.
Wa ths sextant ln tha bands of
ur, vws or uvminunuer reary sum-
dantly accurate to determine exactly
when th pole had bean reached? The
Bciontlfls American says:
ling of tbo sextant Is so simple a mat
tar and tin application of oorrectlpna
to Its readings so easy that we fall to
understand bow any ens can asrlously
doubt Dr. Cook's accuracy." .
Signs ars not wanting to secure any
on that every year slngls chrysan
themums ar steadily gaining In favor,
mainly, of course, with thos whoa
aim Is to grow plants-for general, 6
oration and for supplying cut bloonv.
for their own table. Single blossoms.
fortunately, ar not criticised by tha
boms grower aa te the siae, as their
beauty cannot bs thus measured.
Tha government la going Into ths
hotel busloess, having agreed, through
It Insular branch tn th Philippines,
te toko $300,000 at par of th bonds
to provide money tor a now hotel at
Manila, whloh, with tta working capi
tal. Is to represent an Investment of
MM.000. When th Philippines havs
ft centennial, or some other big cele
bration, will tbo Insular government
pot op tt hotel rates on tbo Tutting
publlcr New York Press.
Tbo bow mairtags law now trader
conalderatios la Victoria. Australia.
ana a it oojoet the prevention of
Clandestine ntarrUges. It provide that
no clergy man shall perform hhe cere-
monyynnJess th ooupl applying shall
aav obtained a license. An exception
la mado, however, for reasons an-J
anown, in to esse of Quakers, who
are aot obliged to com before tbo mar
rying authority armed with a permit.
on of th latest Ideas tor killing
rata to a trap Into which th animal
walks, attracted by an electric light
and ft display of food. Ones la h
cannot got out and an electric current
kills him In arty or sixty seconds. Th
apparatus can bs so arranged that the
electrocuted animal Itself signals Its
fat to any desired place, advising th
wfttchman by aa electric bell or ths
lighting of aa ejectrlc lamp that thorn
I ft dead rat te bo removed.
Maalo batons wore first used In
England about 18J0v It was pot until
ten or twelve yean later, however,
that tbo baton cams Into, general use.
A German conductor who wielded on
produced snob wonderful results with
hla orchestra that It wna thought there
must be eoroe magic power la th
baton, and It consequently became
povumr with conductors all ovsr tao
country. Before the adreat of the
baton time was kept by tbo first violin
ist or by the pianist
For som time past efforts has been
raws funds hi order to, ana.
toot trees ths ravage of wind and
wentbor and the noroacbment of
rlstlng sands tbo rains ot St Plrnn's
onsaory at PMranaabnraa, aald to bo
tha eideft Ghrtstiea rail of tta klad
in Bngiaad. ft la sow propessd to
bwtld ft protect tag hones of
aiwnnd the rates. If this aretctt. '
fa rant forthcoming ft la aiwhabl that Oilllonn Sjrug. heeds that fc at
-tao lest eharah.- no ft la teonlty 'hUka asportaat to piesnt the swbteet
V J9 H tor kxativo te thon. dcawnu n. -a
nvnay swtTle. ft h) kwaerslly be-i . .
tteved M ha th original Church of g. ', - vwepenyTi trrns f
inrna, te whom the Osrnlsh teers!' BWr -
grew the orodst f firm ahowtn, them Tn get to brnmV-1 eawefct
Is a Constitutional Digress
J It originates in impure blood and
require oonstiWlional treatment, acting
greatest constitutional remedy i
nuvw v weal OMwi iiiaa
In osaal liquid form or In ebocolstod tab
let known ai 8eatato. 100 doses $1.
Nasal and other local forms of catarrh
an promptly relieved by Antiseplett Off
r.,.nUt flvniririata nT mail
0. 1. Hood Co., Lowell, Mask.
rlariaa'a TO-reot ssaws.
Possibly the tallest bamboo la Amer
lea grows ln Arcadia, Fla., and la
about 70 feet high. Ths clum? has ft
spread of 50 feet and th diameter at
th ground la It feet. The specimen
la only t years old.
This la ths common bamboo of In
dia, probsWy brought to south Florida
from th West Indie. In Jamaica It
baa become naturalised and la popular
ly supposed to bs Indigenous. It
makes aa astonishing growth during
our rainy season, ths canes often at-,
talnlng their full height in six weeks,
after which they begin to -put on
leaves. Th canes are from four te
flv Inches ln diamster at their bass.
Unfortunately this species cannot
stand low temperatures and ths peo
Imen In Arcadia has frequently bsaa
damaaad bv cold. -
f d like to own a street car 11ms t
-It ought to pay.
The people ride when It Is fins.
To heat allay.
Of course they ride when tt 1 wet .
For then they wish . .
. To quickly under shsltsr get;
I a is no nsn.
AnA . atPM, -- .-. vnv.
May business And,
No matter what conditions bo
With human kind.
Then to another point la my
No other bualnees profits by
Its bangers on.
Louisville Courier -Journal.
Wee ew Deaeaeratle Priaelsle -Perhaps
It may bs laid down as a
general rule that a legislative assem
bly, ant constituted on democratic:
principles, cannot bs popular long aft
er It cease to be weak. Hacaulay..
Tenser It en Han
Nan You look perfectly! lovely tn
FanThanks. That's all I wanted te
know, Fortunately, I bought It on ap
; What Beally Diswa
A high-brew lecture, given free,
W ould few entrance.
The horrid men would rather sea
A barefoot dance.
"What sort of a looking chap la Qua
ky?" "Well, if you ever see two men In ft
corner and one looks bored to death,
the other one Is Qussy." London
I "George.- said th Tltlan-halrad
'erhoolmsrra. "Is there any eonnectlne
llfnk between the animal kingdom and
th vegetable kingdom?"
"Yelk, ma'am," answered Georga
nrrnnntiv -hah irniwt.
Je Ukt a WesBsmt
"Ths author of There Is No Death
has married an undertaker.' says ft
contemporary. How does she expect
ber husband to make a living?-
Charleston New and Courier.
The average dally amount of meat ess
samed by esrb individual Is New York
City Is 2.8 cents' worth, which" is a fals
ing og of about cent la firs ys
IvaW t kMkiekm,
"Chicago people think their city at
most ss corrupt as Ban rmnctsco."
"Don't you believe If said ths CaM
f era Ian, warmly. "That's- -Chlcagt
aerve. Always trying to get Into out
class.- Philadelphia Ledger.
' Would Eiyoy
good health, with ha bknerngs, nrost nm
demand, quits clearly, that it involves th
onestion of right living with all the term
implies. With proper; knowledge vjf what :
b beet, each boar of rcoretion, of enjoy
ment, of eootenjptaticn and of effort may
bo mad to eootribute to living aright.
Tnen the us of nwdirtasa may be he
tmrnd with to advantage, but tmdsr or
dsnery ooditioos fa many ka4anent
bnphv aliiisimiiBs nMnevt n h .w
wn. . .
PPW ims sad th
k so thrilled 11 1 1 ink, smd