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By OURltS M. SIXID0N.
Asfer ( Hb ShW lUbVrt Ihrl Srwa Dayv" Ik.
" ' 'I,-. V . -
It would be worse than a rftoekery for
me to attempt such a career. It would
be death to my whole nature. It would
cut across every principle of my Ufa.
every conviction that has ever prompt
ed mo to be of use In the world."
Rnfns Gordon finally spoke after Ms
son hnd boon silent a long time.
"We've boon over fill till more or
lo before. I hoped your trip abroad
would take sonic of your foolishness
out of you. It s.vm It hasn't. Well,
wli.it do you oxpivt to do?'
The question ws blunt. It was more
- it wa. brutal.
Bafna Gordou hmd not moved mnt-1
cis daring bis son's talk, snd lie njioUn :
now In an asy. contemptuous manm r,;
John Gordon came up to the side f
the tabht oppoalts his father and looked j
ksenly across at him. Then he turned
away and went over to oue of the I
prat wlndowa and looked out on the ,
fashionable, avetiuo. When he finally I
turned around and faced bis father
train, he waa astonished to see htm
rtalnc from his chair and coming over
toward him. In all hla knowledge of
his father, John Gordon had never
known him before to exhibit so much
feeling, rrobably neither man fully !
understood the event. Afterward, In
going over the scene, John Gordon i
could bot avoid a feeling of suspicion .
as to Its genuineness, but bo bud never
known his father to play a part, and. ,
In fact, considered him quite Incnpahle
of It . ;
However that may ho. Unfits Gordon
now began an appeal to hla son that
for the time being bad considerable in
fluence over him.
"John," he began, holding out hi
bands, although when the aon atcpp-d
forwaril na If to meet h!m affection
ately he dropped bla nrtna qiilcKly t.
bis plilca, "yon are my only mn, ami 1
lir. ercn: o'ty r.a.
r!.itu b'r.i like n
! li'oniifalii with n I .v
! vol e.-vsynTO lend
j iiC. b'K tl"ev-
I tOn-V. illslni'oo.
, The ronr of lf- tr:iJ-
1 fie wss p-rslsTent
vnr'nu rnioo the Inn-
of phye) ! enercy
John 7onhn re nnd Nirnn walk- I ieivnn on yon. it Itn iwsn tin- nn.n
ini; up ami ilcwn. HI f.-ither Nit hmk- ; t,on ot In' Mfl -',v """ ffl,wVi;i1-
I the plnoi whleh I now ovr.py. 1 ! not
Inc .it hi:.i colely, but curiously, n If . understand what yon have j;:st h.vn
rndyiie v,. , pivilinr ehnrncterlstlo ' aaylnis. It hns no me.mln to iv.e. In
th:it f.n- the frst t'me bad Ivvrnn to af- that anm what you say is very tn:e
fee; J.ftii. ; we can never understatid or eh .-r.
'Tather." .7nhn Cordon finally ex- would have it;de;-eu.h i i:)
.h'iiiMNl. -yoi; v il; n.-ver .1orvtanl . the position I offer you n:i.l f..r ti
i'.;. choice I vonderiNl a!! the way yon have been trained. If yon wantc'.
hoi.-, v-!;ber !; was worth, while to to experiment In those matters ef v.i i. 1
!rv to i ! r.vvc'f. nm Von have a problems, as you call them, yon w.n-; 1
rivrlit to l.'ii u- !.y 1 refuse your offer have the money and your plav In s.-- ;
t , 1 make ehoiee of the career 1 ot" rt ',ul 11 '0 s,0l'
n i's; fni(,w " ! side the circle In which we Ivlomr y. u
Knf"- Corc'on crive no sicn of assent, 1 will have no standing and no infiuoniv.
his s .'ii -,'! on speak Inc with : Unt It Is not clear to me yet what your
pit ;''oV t
pnnc :" h'T'er to!
ani: of enroo pleasnri- seek Inc
'"x that iit times rose Into ' plans are. In ease yon finally divide to
:..! ; yet at no p,iint did be ! rejivt my plan for yon."
He s'oppiNl suddenly, and John Gor
don, look Int eaperly and with prowi-ij
astonishment info his father's f:,oe.
noted for the first time siens of ltow
Inc ape In the deep wrinkles about the
eves, the bent shoulders and a silent
himself either In voice
or '': manner.
"1 an: no; .iuilcinc you. father, when
! s;i that .1 life that Is content to ex
pet"'. ,fv L-re-Most onercios in money
nnkinc 's n bfe that has not onlv no
had practle lly becoma the moat pahv
fnl experience of hla whole life, to
growing knowledge of hla ratrnnge
ment from all hla home loves. "But I
have chosen," he kept aaytng to him
self. "1 have chosen. I cannot go
back now." The trifling Incident ot
Ihe theater and hla sister'a misunder
standing of hla attitude toward It was
only a alncle Illustration out of a hun
dred other things that made the whole
social carver unbearable to him. The
fact that this particular play was dis
tinguished by the acting of the most
brilliant actor of the age did not re
lieve the play Itself of the condemna
tion that rested upon It for being too
Impure and suggestive for any self re
apivtlng man er woman to behold Its
movement on the stage. Yet the wealth
and fashion and culture of the city np
phtuded the aetlng and praised the ac
tor. The press contained columns of
cotnnieni'.nlon for the sincry, the cos
tumes, the spirited presentation from
an nrtlMlo and dramatic point of view
and a mi'd senteitiv er two of rebuke
for the . Iiar.leter ef the piny Itself.
bat mere eouM one ash by
allurement to co and see nnd hear i
romct'.iinu which was a little doubtful j
In li mora! s nimr. .ut sph nihil In Its:
physical and intellectual t-wv p ef pow
er '! i
Mary had rlen and was p-lnir back !
into the other room sinking cayly, ;
"Per it ties nl ihe o.'mh of tlio h'-nrt."
' Join-, iJoi-.Iom spoke a atn
'I'atlier. w ill yon wilt here a few j
moment-? I v. iv-, to have a hr.io talk
with Mary. And I would like to finish
ci;r 'V,f. ii'iicc," he l esMaied. but Ite
f'.s .'o".o,i answen d as he went over
te a w : '-ir.i. .h-sK. "I'll I e here Win n
ki :,;t threiih." lie sat down and
becan to write, while John and Mary
went tot'oiher Into the next room.
"Mary, 1 w.mt to talk seriously with
you." John Gordon began as Mary com
monM to sinu la n mocking to:.e.
"The sn!nesK that rr"' with
"No! N'ol Listen to me oniv,
this once. Miry, with seriousness,
know we have played together
lightly treated the world all
Tie tlm Ii. nil hb life bad b wme,!
to feel the bnrdet; of his responsibility
for others ns at this moment. He had
hitth to the plaee when he eon Id no
3nrer endure the strife lo!weon dnty
inii incllnpttoi.. iint-ween persona! ease
jind. riersona! ministry to n world that
ri!Tere(: hln; little expectation of re
ward as he ministered to It. The stme
ple which bad led up to his final prf
cipltatlot. of the- prists had been n
Jtruerh- almost empty of bitternes.
ttuv. orerflowln? with palii. He was
ronsf-ions rs be stoo.1. on the steps of
Ws father's boni about te mm hip
friark on nil the traditions of his fa
ther's name and business, that there
was no hatred lr. his soul nnd no re
sentment In his heart. What he waa
ebon: to leave did not find as mneh
place in his mind as what be was
about to kpL. Fie wss not troubled
ever any loss to himself, but he faced
.with a" deep eorlonwiess worthy of the
aH.vmnln well denned questions
at 'Mot ion ""or m hut it has n positive j bnt noticeable shaking of one hand as
re;.u!s.,v: To spend the day In a com- the long white fingers fiimbl.Nl at the
;.eti'ivi sri'e that seeks to get more j watch chain. Ho had never before on
am! ipn . largely nt the expense of . tertalned the Ides that bis father was
the weak and helpless; to spend night ; an old man. Rufna Cordon had a!
after nicht U: dressing up In fine cloth- j ways boon so upright of carriage, so
ing and being amused, to live only with ! firm and steady on bis feet, so divided
tbose select companions who an- able ' In bis movements, that none of his ac
tfi dres and eat as well as we are, to; qnalntanees had yet thought of age In
be praetionllv ignorant of and ahso- their thought of him. What be now
lutely Indifferent to the conditions of
thousands of human beings In this
preat city, to have no Ideals higher
than a commercial standard and no
passions beyond the physical appe
titesall this Is a growing horror to
ma. Wr Pre In o beantlful hmise."
John Gordon glanced nronnd the room,
which was furnished with elegance
and preat good taste, with only here
and there a suggestion of a barbaric
lapse Into the vulgarity of over display.
"We bare servants, carriages, yachts,
nrntner residences Inxnrtea of all de
.THntlona. Out of all the wealth of
oar lives we rive a fraction of Income
relative to his future. Aa he finally j to mt railed charity. We are all three
went down the steps and bersme a ! Df w church members. We nav a large
part of the bnman current that flowed
flown The- street the pity seemed to
ahsfirt. hlir, Into its tnrhnlent myste
TiouBness anri t" bear htm alone, a
.pert of It.- restlessness, n portion of
4ts etrmn' dest:n
"I dor.'; w- tin
i evT i
i ;! over at bis sol.
i tie rap na hurt
arucr. Join., than
sum nominally to cbnrch expenses.
We do not give anything of our per
aonfil lives or personal enthusiasm to
chcrch or Christian work. The whole
of ocr family life has revolved a (tout
onrwilTee our eating, dressing, en tor -tutnlng
and money making. What
haiv wo ever done for this: cltv where
saw bad something to do with the
mannpr In which John Gordon an
swered bis father's question.
"My plans, father? I bave none
that Is. none that you would call by
that name. Perhaps as far as I have
gone my plans are summed up In my
love for the people."
"Love for the people?" Rufus Gor
don repeated the words and took a step
toward hla son. "You love tle people,
then, more than your old father! For
the people yon would do what you
wwold not do for me! And who arc the
people? Masses of the envious, the des
perate, the t nrift toss, the Irresponsible.
Are we to blame for their condition?
Too talk of social wrongs. But who
makes them possible but the people
John listened In astonishment. In all
thetr conversation his father had never
tiefore spokes so. There was a strain
almost of mildness In his manner.
"Johti," he continued with a soften
ing of accent and manner that deep
g-e. t trip for rot. tn-
wf live? How much of service pre- ! enec the son s astonishment, "you can
aenting real sncrlnee have we ever j not do anything. 1 suld 1 did not un
jrive:. to help solve any of its real bu demand you or your motives. I know
toaL problems-? Wt live froa day to enougt. however, to know that If you
.he iordoi., retnnUag Cay as If there were no suet thing to
Ajscrtcn as poverty or lntemiteraaee
trr Injustice or Inequality or greed or
cWlc! mnraer. Tne wealth that buys
iuc.: earnestly, "and 1 am
10 you tcr r The oceau
n up woDQcrtuliy."
yi : u-?eue-.'' Tiit okicr
v-::. iiesTtmeas tiiat
it- tie- younger xo sanul;
ciiii::- as !f in anucl-
po out Into the world to do the things
of which you dreac, yon will misera
tly fall, und the result will 1 juiln
and dlagract far nic far o all. 1 Jove
ttars BeemH to b- our dally pod. The i 7"0U. Jolit. i-eruai yoc ncv. not
prayejB vt any u. ctiorcx have nn I kowu tlila. Itut"
meaning becuus' w. d. not meai. j IiufUF Gordor turned und walked
tflcc The very chnrtty we fiiBjjeuiie ' baci to tue pluw where be had teeu
in-, time I went ecroat. I
i;s hjuc:. run oow:. as
Lie:; you tUUUtva Ct Xif
:. uiotr.t it. Uercuatsy tad
. itiu :. new ma-., of in'..
u;.se yut. Joui iicr'
i ii... i
i .- Lull Ij w
tnought. lie sacrilic- cnC ih human j
nllertio. W p?v. bemuBf- It It rus
tomary or us u meuns of aitcunup (Cod I
pity uk! oi" waking ucene!s that j
ii. pptv of ui souirtanes reiulnC us '
tiitt tuT' In t: bmiiui tirotueriioocl.
"lury r.fle' da; wtt ujuuotoiiouii ;
trtauui!!! mtuiartj loliows out fuue
Uui. r:i' ninitufr reM'piioiih.. teat, '
iae bivit:;s u lid i Vj All tliet ( tJ whl- tn- ?tj gruws up in lt po-
liiuuvi iiitru l"i u. Ij twy uuiueliiuxg ! lltitiii 1'!'. f'ttei.. vie, uncarvd lor by
I out:.'. yj r " 1 ti- Uioii; ;rutTr s. i'-ur as Uw
'.' i 1:Ui-t 4jwi,ea n itrpiy tt ti wot, ' uiue: bitier.ui!. i- me. kmueC on the
III": l-i-!'.- v ;. uoLiitL't 6 phut'-.
"V. ' ... j-i.. '. " i.i-ius trvruy.j mild te
". it. t-is: pi4t-" Joui! Coruua l-pti-.
ii.j .; "I liiu'. r"! iw o0f
v'. : ifje:;j; i- ti.t X vuuuut iy
ti t : jvbl9lUill' bVVpl It "
'J ..: vi i-.iu.L.'-; i plBti . sii?uoe
4j'. v eel' iWi, Lje!.. uiiC h.u!us to
0- .- Li;, e;. :t; i.!U. j lyge'.iie', uUe
... :..- uitnue urauukli;'.
ii?l-'Ie', I e',L- Jo1'
ei. ...; iiu wi'.-juy.. lu'.w'
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j';e'..,. ,wj: j.j. . XkK U i lii.u
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t-j. : " iJU wis- j J W 1- u '
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ujvu:a:p aarcLi. 1 rv- i la cu er. of pros:-- which represent!, au j nttliig by the taWu Wba he lifted
hi fact acuta townrtl JaLti Ooraoii. it
wui- th saint- cold, proud. Lurd fa'-e
witi. which be hud liateued to hid hoe's
indictment of hi owl and lilt lather's
JoUu Gordon wub so coafuwid t'y tiilf
ceij- uuc! iiie father's iatiujr that be
V' Xltv wii,- treiiuni!!! revuiiir loli-iwc out fuue i ciooo lrrwiiuieiy naeui uj iat tuc
dow. The wnoie luddeirt swiuod luit-
Tou t Ujviut' '.Tim-en- guvn.et n.'lf. i!f. 1 tactically uumJ. It wun ao unlit iojy-
tUuip hit: lutlier hud eer otuiv Lt-i ort.
lie LuO just turned frviL ti window
to sirufc v inli t vom lh U Kt
rwui begun to aliip:
TIm.- mxIiiwii tu.t grvw wttli tit ream
1 t tMuiMM luvt wtii out ovitrt;
It If viukr m U. 1uuiiUj.hi of tvjtrt
J- UT It Uki tt tW.- fel'LU of Uiv UKUTL"
The Miintr apparfd at liit- uovrway
fciid ,tubiG out lu a ciir but kouafwlmt
"Jwuti. will yvii K.v with ue Uu
jeuiaf ? Kr. I euwell e.-uut' word tiiut
li cauiaot yo owing to a udoVti uiu
luvub vut ot to u."
"What in it, K.aryif" Jvui, Croriou
vli In TUt- hx of tht Swurd.' "
John Uortiui. 1'aii.iK! & u , and lt
aiaier tiv il'jy livUKi iiii huoituuon.
"Wiutt'b ttlt UlUtUT jtli ou, JUuV
tiuA jvu iviuruvd Icouj uUoud ou
U?t av (juivr. Ijvu'I vmut to
with ui;'; iUivoil it inrlwtii' bpleudid
iu tut purt."
'"iue piiiy ii" JoUu iji.vii Utiji-
tttU to chai ,.i:U-riM it. Jii i eulily It
Ill; WUOle vu
! ousueK i: u".. we art euttigec.
' i'ltietiea li ; ubv uuiC al!1 lute
t-ttr v Tt '! un w lutnwy
I Ubh Uwr inuue 'V. c-un- xiuthhiv lor
; jour liit All tun, wt wuntout of
yuu it u livin;- liir wrwiii, u luiurl !
I wua livli.f. tut- piuuciinr ittid the
I ptilitinUirvpnili' uI tU. piviefciouil
i reiwriuwr bee to all U.e pumfu! uud '
ClilKI'il Lf UeUlllH of UUUlUL UJlbUTT
auC ao:iiil w ixiiic- li t urt loo iuy '
wl'.l ou' Uioiiey ujiii:lut' to be dm
i-l or- ( turuKl by iwr 3u'.i-t or riiiUMUR 1
join, , ua ' J-'u'.ui"-. ,uti kuow thib it tue
to"", o' life .mh: piitu Iji Hit to i:rp!tu-
l.e lnii! uiniillioii tm lue ib to UtiW 1
lie i.U'.er 'i,,.- Uilll , lO U.-VOUl. llli ei-
jee'. n t ii.--,iie . to luurry uuc uuuihse '
lu.'.ii' luiii. p:oue, ri'-imiiii. edUluliriu- f
iut-ir. uuc U..il. Uiy e'uliUiiri; to loliOW '
ol. il- tie fee.un pufli, Kut-piug tin: UiiUie
of .iii '.eK.oli in- I: frve'i.ll Mi1 tiiiuli
Cii: vsoit: ,v hjA;i!r. hi tue City lild ill
years. Put It cannot go on forever. I
1 have come t.i a pl.ici', Mary, where
1 must cluxwe between father and you
and the work of my life. It la no play- j
Ing matter now."
"Why, what are you gohig to do?"
It was the same question his father,
bad asked and It presented again the
same mental difficulty to John Oor- i
don. If his father failed to nnders,tand
his son's motives, his sister was. If
anything, far less capable of knowing
what her brother had In mind. i
"I am goine-1 am going to-tVWI help
me, I do not yet know all but I cannot
live this life any longer. What do we
do. Mary, but make playtime of life?
And the people are beginning to wake
up from their sloop of the ages and .
stretch their limbs with more and more !
consciousness of power. Wo shall bei
playthings to them. If we do not love
tbem nnd po to work. That 1s all we
shall be fit for playthings that la
U we have ever done play and It 1s
tsurAcr to lay &U tbc time tn a wxirld
"Wbnfa the matter with you, John?
What makes you act so? You talk
like one of these socialists, these hor
rid men that are always making so
much fuss about rich people and and
"J ytf.ll yifii ijtwtUi im Wil mx.tUii'jT"
nil that'" Mary eyot with a touch
o! iilulauo- u uwir es.eiu-i:ji-ijt r uu j
H.W Ub bh; yeiifrallv t:liiue Utidlf I
alroutf temptntiou. I
"I am oue, Kury." rvilic-d John Cor '
"Wlmt: A b.-iuliat: Vou! John'
ji-doii"' The tfirl firyl-.t- li: j i miliie
tibiVUibiiluflil. Aud With It fceMmi- of
leu! iei.r t;Ui uioiiid nuy imd tstood
Irjkii.i' lit Ulllj l.c If bovine bOIUV-thili
Uew uud bUui.bt iu hla).
"voii don't ut-vi to bo ufruid of li. e,
iN!uiy," John uiiid with a alight bin i.e.
"I emi'l CAputiu it. ull to you. Jiu' all
lu Ill-He have i:i.uuuod Vr itliili the l:i..l
teV. liiylill.f:. H id uol pobmule fi,j- i..e
to coiit.iiilie the buslucbb that fatU-f
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tSoB. Tba pclr Tbert tt wms
loonnt mm it It, bt bsurtv italiit
into a desperats lnteUbreuca, whkh,
undirected, would prort IU swa and :
tht city's daatractloa. Tha peopls,"
tolling, iwcatlng, acttug Bgurea lu UMt
great human drama that were neither
uiernumrnrles nor leading parts, but
so vital to the whole movement of the
tragedy that It all waa destined to,
weep on to It final act, with them aa
resultant causet "The people," tagae,
but certain, full of unwritten histories. 1
but making all history possible, and
bearing In face and attitude the weal
or woa of republleet "Tho people,"
driven tn herds one day, leading the
masses the next, while all problems of
lire surged up and down tho throng
ing highways, entanglements caused
Icy murderous greed, by Inherited cus
toms, by the physical passions that
know no education of leliiieiiient due to
civilisation! "The people," born of the
soil, but molded by the city, some of
It to stiivve unit i lot nnd drink nnd
grow luilitTerciU to the very wrongs
that made It wlmt It was, and he, John
. ' i i... ...... ..i ti,r,ii i !..i.il.m tin.
way uf i """em. me r.-,. .! .....u- ....
j.rc:tt iiiiiiueier. tiie mutt or "itciiis- mm
"combines" aii-1 "opei .ttlotis" -and he,
John iofcon. v us l:i iu t ilcvule Ills
ycunn niitiihoii'l t' "'ho people," to
the triilnii.n ir'd direcliift; of this mis
directed ghtut. I eeiuise UlC Sllllh d lit
!t. straime i'ts-ii!illltyl. because be litul
grown to love It, n love inuubt lit lit by
pcfsonill relic'ous expellcnee, so real,
S't profonuil. that lie knew It dug n gulf
as d'S'p as space between his I'nlhel-
i and his sister nnd himself. Nothing
i but a similar Vxperloneo on (heir part
could ever llll the gulf, nothing but n
similar inliiicle of regeneration could
ever make him understood by them,
j Mary had gouo over to the piano and
was humming the tune she bad been
singing when she Interrupted the talk
I between father and brother. After n
, moment John tlordon went over and!
put his hand on his sister's shoulder.
"All through?" she said, turning
about from the piano. ;
There were tears In John tiordon's
eyes as he hiokod down nt her. When
he spoke. It was very gently.
"It all means, of course, that I nn
going a way. lo you understand that,
Mary? This will not lo my homo any
more. It will not be possible for mo
to live here and do"
"It's all very strange to uie, John,"
said his sister. "You have every
chance In the world and you prefer to
throw It away for -for u lot of people
w ho don't euro."
"They will care."
"What good If they do. John?" Ills
sister suddenly turni-d toward him very
much as hi rather had, and laid her
hand on bin aim. "John, the people
will not cart?. What can you do?
Surely wc are not to bbuno for all tho
wrong In the city, t heard what you
said to father. It la simply absurd to
think that we arc responslblo for tha
way things go. And It lu nonsense to
think you can do anything. Think how
It will look In print! "John Gordon, the
reformer: , flohn Gordon, the aoclal
!" ( ' . w .
"DonX Mary! It will be.hard enough
without your sneer." . T '
"1 did not mean to sneer." She
seemed honestly grieved, and he In
stantly leaned over and kissed her
chock. But cvon aa he did" eo he knew
she had turned away from him a little,
and when he raised his head she did
not Uok up or return hla caress. He
still stood by her silently, realising
each moment more keenly the chasm
that stretched between them owing to
Ids religions experience,
"Where arc you going to live? You
say you cannot live here with ua any
more?" his sister finally asked.
"I don't know."
"Will you live with the people 7'
"It Is possible."
"It Is alisurd. I don't understand."
"Tou cannot" He said It with n
sadness that realized the futility of
"And of course Luella will go with
you! She hi soch a lover of the peo
"You bave forgotten her?"
"No."' And yet he hud at least ho
bad abhorlx-d ull bin thought for the
time ubout Lin home relutlons und bud
nut reckoned ou facing this question
f the r'Uutloti which would exist 4w-tw-Mu
bhiihi'lf and the. womun who
bud promiwKl to be hla wife when hu
bud itbked luT ua John Gordou, sou of
ltufua Gordon. Wuut would b tusy
now to John Gordon, reformer?
lie but down und put hi buuda over
bib face, while Mary wutched bllU eu
rloiuily. very uiub aa the futher bad
"liuellu Ik very proud. Still, abe
lultfht enjoy living lu the aluina und
at.ud.vUig proljleum. Hhtt lb full of con
Uadhrtioiib." "That lb true," John Gordou whis
pered to btiUM'lf ua hu lifted up bib
''JaiuIIu thlukb a good deul of you,
"That lb Oue, too," ho whlieri:d to
"Mill, vvlioii you think hovv J.uelhi
Lua beu brought up you can't bo bUl'
prluc-d lf bite blwjuld ixfuno to do buliie
tlilugh', cbpoirlull If tin Uii.an lotib of
b-clul btulidin. IaiVO UiUal ho l oiiboli
'Viid uiu-cubonalik-," wild John Gor
don, with u fulnt bu.lle. "livu hour
ut!i all th'.ng.s."
Mill')' Giirdoli bhu't-d at her hi other.
"Jf i:oiuijo uiil)ilii( lu pibblblo. Hut
iile. bljiileil to horboU i lid then blared
at hu- l,i vi her, ami then i-uruh-bbly
turuul ahoul uud Ixt'im U blny:
"UU, tl.O I tltl.tn Unit fcfuV.i( with llm
John (.loj'uon turned lowuid llm nlher
j f'fiUi, bul hcfolo hu I, I.J fOliO out Mufy
! joat iiuil hid. 0 ipikuly nji In liliii.
j '"ihia id nol tro'Ihy, John'"
,1 "j"' I-. ' 11! Ill-Ilij Mill luohl'il ut lier
,: ' i.si..-.
j ; "'" in.!.. ' - - llChltllll ll ''ll'
" r - " " it
n t.a, nervaJ
Until Dr. Miles hO
Ats you In a "ponrennditio.- J
alaiont resdjr to aie up Iron, ,,J
nervouari. headaches, lnclijk?i
dirty snellir Na nnd in nw,l
b -1 . - .
iiuii oi run uewn or p'nirrcmJ
thoe who are nufletlnc. lUti.,
ol Nervine, the fmulf in., ,
to help vou, anil restore your I'.t,.!''
nerves to life, treni(th ami huh,,
"Dr. Miles' ReMorntive Nnin( v I
a Rrrnt deal Im me. In tin- ni ,,,,'J
......... nHa , n '"t'r in
l.wtMM Ma.u....a..uas .11--..
lirilnrhes nmile me ninit iiiKi't,),.
.., ,( . ,C I'l mil ,KJ
lnr wine tune, but get ho .. irr
the veige ol nervous priKtmn, n
llllllllM flllil i-iimIiI .il .1 l '
'V- :..Jii: . . '."'. 'sm
ninl ttrenirili. (Mil llui 1 l
huly frirttil wim lind t.iken lv .i,,t,j
vine S'lviseil me to trr it. I i-,. J
nl ll.u l....l .1 .1 ... I - '
'' "'."I VI Hl- 1.1 "ir llll'l 11 , n
I. I ..,,.'- I I..J....I ll 1
iii ii'iiik nir. i i-"iiiiini'il en i,.. i( I
In i1it-i.ilina until I tin. I .. .. i .. l
when 1 felt ro much hett.'t I m.i;,1
It. I In I thnl my prrn-nt ., ,:1
i.. .hi. i. .ii .1..' ... i. '.I'vi
I'viiini i un iiur I'l I ' ' . ' 1 1 i ,
M-ryinr. l nm grnii'iui ni t i, h,.
mik-mA ,.! ....... I .1..
... . in'- MTlrtiyJ
on Its merits ns a nerve . 1
l.v. ". Mou I' M II.. 'KH
All ilrurirists sell rfinl gM inntiy.
'i. I'uir ixriiiriiirm, e llil ,ir 11
IH N... ...... ni. I II....1 l. Tl
. .. .......UI- IIIIVI 1, Villi I 'I'l-riSf.. .
Lr. Miles Meilical Co., 1-Ikliau,
course the renson I don't
rwlltig is lieeiuise i cnniu't
are really going to lem-,. us fA
.. -,,, , - . . i
lou win try ino rriorniiiii; hod
llttlo while, it ml lifter ymi h;ivt
that you cttniiot ilo nii.vthincjj
come imck ninl let r.-itiier w-iri J
plan for yoti, which, l must si
more sensible, than wh.it yot J
po l uon t intend to wiv cm-
,. , ii.. .. ... .
mm i iiiipe iiieini win in' jsjj
you as I am."
Bhe Instantly went buck to&J
ant down and liegnn tn sine mi
gnyly, John (Inrihni liuikiii i: i
a ntoincnt, then went into tkl
room and found his futher stad
there. He went up tn the taj
waited until his father laUM
"Well?" he said as he liftedhl
and looked up at bin sou.
soincthlng more to say?"
There was not a bint In tit
manner to suggest to John
affection of feeling. lie m
prised. He had not cxpecta!
But ht put out his hand
father almost like one wboi
and sees sonve floating object
of reach on a receding waft
"Ton Understand, fatbej
not ask anything of yofc
mother's share of the Wall;
due me next year, I will
myself until then."
Rufue Gordon did not
John Gordon continued:
"All this my action Is mil
will be strange to you. f alter. 1
liglous experience tlirough t
passed whllo abroad makac
course Impossible for uic. Aiii
you before, the life we taa
Ing in this city seems nw
monstrous life for civil:! s
live. The term Christian turn
Ing at all unless It means term
riflce, sharing in some rent Kt
the world's needs. Tn- J
which means simply gettsjCi
out of the world insteuii of td
it can into It la a civihzjuontj
not be called Christian. Urasl
able to rest, my life canuntpi
such contradictions toritinsii
is the reason, father, tha on
1de. Would to God that
and walk together!"
The cry was wruu lroa a
kharp and auddeii liar mat I
couut of the fuct of l""oi U
waa the cry of human lcio
excluJDutloii of a 'rs"iiul:Tl
alwuya placed gnuit sin.- uo
of couipuuloiibhlp. Hut tU'T
cry from tho uiuu who n-t
lug at him. Uuf us Gordon wml
but hu wua uImo tiuii ""rvM
of thu nut product of oi:r ua-d
luuthodw-hu was crvstii"
UObb I1OII0 tho lcH fcelilhll
lllxud, all I ho more r-eitikli i
Wua moru effective in c;vuJ
Ignoruut aolf lb not u" vt
"U thui-a uiiythlng uiore'"
Guidon abkud tlio jueiiuu
Uobb prupubilloli to eluM.-tio'
that wub luUiug vuluiili'f
for Uior iuiliol'lulil li'iiuaacU
"Nollilng more eieej't tual
you will -you will n"t uwir'
ftiuliligb towuid mo. on. I"'1
Guidoli bilddiuily ox.lll'lu', '
bti.-p lowuid the linpuuniveUf'
bald InU lovod me. 'uiuu 1
ill luo mid tlio liiu 1 huv
J.''ur II UiiiUieltl over t"f
thuru a Wept U ll'oiiioi. It '
U liiuliii.'lit mid Uutus Goruit
''Yuil hum ehuMJii. Uaein
Jinn- luliul. yuu luuy i on1
"I blia.ll liovor ohuune
"Thiil lb ull, incur'1
"Yim. . lee i.l llu.l K. V
und Maiv In ,illl Un.' tl
llino, wliou you huvo I'ii
you w III .bullovu uh 1 i" "
JlnfiM Gm dun iuiuK- in '
John Gui'iloii bloMly
Tu tllil I 'UN I'l M,:ii M T"
The plague nl V) I-a Gri.
1 he qenlrnyef ul LaGu1-"