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publication quarters of the society in and more, even by those who once conBoston have quite as keen a knowledge ceived that all physical welfare reof geography, in their way, as any volved around ipecac and calomel. teacher in the schools. And swiftly as With increasing force the mental part their work is done, there is always of cure is being insisted upon, and the more for them to attempt.

purer elements of materiality, air, sunOne thing more in connection with light, exercise, cheerful surroundings the extraordinary growth of Christian are climbing above the older forms of Science. Just as surely as the spring materia medica.

materia medica. Eminent professors sun coaxes forth the blades of grass of medical schools are inveighing and the budding flowers, so surely is it against the customary pouring of affecting very materially schools of drugs and poisons down people's thought and practice long bitterly op throats. Everywhere there is a great posed to it. Many clergymen are com reaction against old methods. What ing under its gentle sway; yes, but has done it? Can any one doubt? Is more than that, and far more signifi it a mere coincidence that the new idea cant for the future, those preachers has suddenly sprung into being with who remain anchored to their old faith the rise of Christian Science? If so it are changing the slant of their sails. is a happy meeting of chance events. One does not need to be an expert in No one with half a mind for the spiritual matters to see that more and value of social signs can believe for a more in pulpits of the long-established moment that Christian Science has denominations are heard utterances even begun to approach the limits of showing the influence of Christian its influence and strength. The conScience tenets. And what is as fully stant increase in all of the elements significant, perhaps, the rasping denun- that make it powerful would preclude ciations of the new spiritual movement any such judgment as that. When are heard no more. It is almost fully men and women come to a movement recognized that Christian Science is of the sort without proselyting—and not a subversion of Christianity, but a that lack is typical of Christian Science form of Christianity that surely makes —there is shown a vitality that gives its professors better and happier indi no evidence of decadence. “I would viduals.

not urge a single human being to come No less is the practice of medicine into the movement,” said a prominent being vitally influenced by this new Scientist the other day.

But they belief as to the treatment of diseases. come without urging. Therein lies the Drugging is going out of favor more secret.


o down the road by the stiff sea ham.” THE TEST OF



a walk with that great silent monster

rushing along the narrow roads? It's TROM an almost impenetrable easy to understand your reason for

cloud of dust blown onward wearing those horrid things, Mr. Burnbreeze, emerged a big brown roadster "Please inform me?" he asked obligwhich bowled along at a rapid pace un- ingly, as he removed cap and goggles, der the skilful guidance of its sole revealing a manly face, bright eyes, occupant, a young man at the wheel, and the firm chin and square jaw that and drew up to the Cliff House piazza. make for achievement.

If Grace Spofford had heard the au "Because if you should ever kill anytomobile approach she showed no con- body his friends could never identify sciousness of it, and the few guests you,” she explained with amusement promenading the wide hotel piazza in her eyes. who smiled questioningly in her "Your insight regarding the motives direction certainly did not have the of the human mind is most keen," he satisfaction of knowing how dis- said gravely, with a low bow. criminating her little ear had become "Thank you," she retorted, mockingin detecting the sounds characteristic ly. Then with an entire change of of different motors. As the exhaust mood she continued, “I should be defrom the approaching car was muffled lighted to go. I won't keep you waitmuch more than that of any motor ing but a minute." with which she was familiar she con It was five minutes later, however, tinued the discussion of plans for the before she appeared, clad in a long dust afternoon sail with the group of rela coat and wind veil. Burnham carefully tives and friends that could usually assisted her into the seat, then jumped be found in an animated, jolly circle in beside her and they were off down about her. She turned quickly, how- the road in a swirl of dust, the horn ever, as the big car was brought to belching forth brazen notes of warna halt near her and the driver began ing meanwhile. to gaze anxiously through his goggles

This is certainly becoming paalong the piazza, as if searching for thetic," said Mrs. Spofford to her hussome one.

band, who was looking with interest "Good morning to you, Mr. Burn- toward the thick cloud of dust in the ham, and your big road roller,” she distance. said gaily, leaning over the balustrade. "Well, Burnham certainly wins this "Won't you take off that disguise and time," commented Mr. Spofford, taking come up here with us?"

up his morning paper, "and as far as "Thank you,” he replied, “but I'm l'm concerned he'll make a very satisjust trying my new car and I thought factory son-in-law. A rare combinayou might like to take the initial tription, my dear. George has the money with me."

to make a fine home for Grace, and, "Another new one!" she exclaimed, more than that, he's a nice young felreprovingly. “What can you do with low in every way.” more than one, I should like to know, "And so is Robert Hamilton," hastand how can anybody feel safe to také ily interposed his wife. “Both are

such fine fellows that I sometimes feeling in his daughter's manner tothink it would almost break my heart ward Burnham. In a supreme test if either is rejected.”

he was confident Burnham would not “My sentiments exactly, but bigamy be found wanting; Hamilton he was has never been regarded as quite the not so sure of. proper thing, Augusta."

“Jim," said Mrs. Spofford, after a “Don't be vulgar, Jim," reproved long silence, "you know Mr. Hamilton Mrs. Spofford.

wrote that he hoped to get back last “Both cannot win, of course, and night and I feel sure he will call to we may as well pick our favorites," see Grace this morning. I think it urged her husband, in conciliating rather unkind of her to go off with tones. “A capitalist is a great induce- George Burnham. She saw Mr. Hamment,” he added, after a slight pause. ilton's letter and it will be such a dis

Mrs. Spofford was as anxious as appointment after being in the city ever to champion her sex.

two weeks. It seems to me." “How sordid you are, Jim. Doubt She stopped abruptly as Mr. Hamilless Grace gives due consideration to ton himself approached from the dinhis money. She would hardly be hu- ing-room and, learning that Grace was man otherwise. But I know she likes out, invited her father and mother to Mr. Hamilton and he's not so very enjoy a drive with him in the cool poor. His last two novels are very morning air. creditable and should have the suc

II. cess they deserve. Grace is just the sort of girl for such a man, and she It is probable that Grace felt a little has been so associated with me in my regret as well as happiness as she literary work that their tastes will be stepped into the big roadster, for she exactly alike. Both will have the had not forgotten the probable resame thoughts and the same emotions. turn of Robert Hamilton and she Writers are not so horrid and prac- could easily imagine his disappointtical as to give greater consideration for ment at not finding her that morning. a man's money than for his qualities as Of course he might not come, and auan ideal companion. Think what in tomobile driving with her, as with spiration they would be for each other!

most young women, was a passion not It would be a charming match, you held in subjection without difficulty. know it would.”

Besides, Robert was stopping at the "Certainly, my dear,” said Mr. Spof same hotel, so she could see him that ford without enthusiasm as he re afternoon when they might perhaps sumed his reading rather than carry go for a sail down the bay. the argument further. He well knew There is an exhilaration ever attendthat his wife must be the acknowledged ant upon swift motion that soon lays victor of every domestic discussion, a firm hold on the senses, and this for she ruled quite as supremely at with the comfort of the wide leather home as he did in his office on Wall seat and her growing admiration of Street. Nevertheless, he felt that a her companion soon dimmed all else match between Grace and Robert save the enjoyment of the present Hamilton would be far too ideal to moment. She liked Burnham very be a success; that they would become well

well indeed

and greatly admired bored by the very similarity of their


Yes, there was no questiontastes. He wanted Grace to be happy ing that. His fine, manly figure and and realized that the financial element, clean-cut, wholesome face, quite boywhile not the first consideration, ish in expression, were handsome even should not be ignored entirely. More in automobile clothes. She looked at over, he thought he knew a man when him from time to time, watching his he met one and he was sure that he eyes glancing here and there to make saw evidences of the same instinctive sure that every part of the big machine

was working properly, and as she directly ahead in the road instead of looked she began to realize that there along its sides. As this thought grew were few men who could look so well in upon her, it seemed as if she could not a slimpsy auto coat, goggles, and a bear it. She tried to speak, but could small cap pulled firmly over the head. not.

"What a beauty!" exclaimed the Suddenly they flew around a wide girl.

curve and there beyond, entirely un"It just suits me,” said Burnham, conscious of the approaching danger, "it was made to order from my own de was a little child at play in the middle signs.

of the road. Grace nearly stopped "Only two can ride, I see. I thought breathing and closed her eyes to shut it was to be a touring car."

out the horrible thing she expected "So it is—for two," and he smiled, would happen. The horn gave forth a "with fine baggage capacity back of belated warning. Instinctively she the seat."

grasped the handles on her seat with "What an enormous one, too. Is it all her strength and braced her feet fast?"

as if trying in some way with the little “It's something of a racer, Miss force she was able to exert to stop the Spofford, but with all the comforts of onward rush of the heavy car. It was a touring car. Sixty horse-power, good fortunate for her that she did so, for for sixty miles an hour on good roads.” she was almost wrenched from her

"Splendid! Won't you teach me to seat when a moment later the big roaddrive it sometime? I'd love to.” Her ster lurched to one side and shot by the head bent forward and she looked at frightened little fellow, the outside him questioningly. "You will ?" per wheels passing along the very edge of sistently.

a deep stone culvert. "To be sure I will," he replied, "if It was not until they were safely you wish it. Shall we begin to-mor back in the road again and running at row afternoon?"

slow speed that either spoke or really “I'll be ready," she replied, with ani- began to breath freely again, but the mation. “Now, that's settled. From

From girl thrilled froin head to foot at the here to Great Head on the Beach Road thought of such masterful control and there is six miles of good macadam daring. The man's face looked pale and probably no one on it as early as and tense when he stopped in the shade this. How quickly can we make it?" of a big apple tree and removed his "Reckless little woman! You like

You like goggles. to drive fast?"

"If anything had happened to you "I love it."

or that little fellow back there, I could "Hold hard to your seat," he warned. never have forgiven myself," he said,

The car jumped forward as he ad- hoarsely. "Were you hurt by the sudvanced the throttle, leaning low over den lurch?" he continued, anxiously. the wheel, meantime with his eyes "Not in the least, but I must confess fixed on the stretch of road ahead. The I was terribly frightened.” girl almost involuntarily crouched to "No wonder," he ejaculated. I ward him. There seemed to be no never should have taken that curve so noise, wind, or anything to distract fast. It was the most careless thing the attention from the gray streak of I ever did.” After a pause he conroad upon which she gazed intently, tinued, with

tinued, with a rueful smile, "I'm and along the sides of which flew afraid I've made a very bad beginning. fences, occasional trees and clumps of You see I'd intended to-day to ask bushes, and were gone before they you to entrust your happiness to my could be recognized one from the other. safe keeping as the future Mrs. BurnNothing seemed to occupy her mind ham, and now see how careless I've but the thought that of a sudden one been. But you must have known how of those blurred objects might be I love you, Grace. I want you, need

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you, dear, to make life worth living, the seashore had been his life program and I've sometimes thought just for through the summer. Reporters, curia moment that you cared the same ous about the new play, had not helped for me-of course I wasn't sure." to make his summer an easy one, but

“I've never thought you careless," said he needed every word they would Grace evasively, after a pause. Her write to assist in keeping him before words sounded kind and gracious, but the public. Literary success was very there was in them a tone of remoteness pleasing, especially after the struggle he had not expected. Looking into her he had been through to attain it, but eyes as he talked to her he thought the enjoyment of outdoor life seemed at first he saw there momentarily the even more gratifying just then. light of a great happiness; then a look Strolling toward the hotel wharf of abstraction came into them as if Robert seated himself on the steps another thought took possession of her leading down to the float, inhaling deep mind; and this in turn changed as her breaths of the cool salt air as he usual tantalizing humor made its ap- watched the little white boats at their pearance again. Perhaps, he thought, moorings here and there on the bay. this explained her evasive answer. It was not long before his attention

“Won't you try me?” he urged, smil was attracted by a young woman raising.

ing a sail on a neat sloop nearby, which "You've done me the highest honor quickly came about and made for the in your power and I fully appreciate all wharf. It was a beautiful little craft it means and thank you," she replied, with spotless sails suggestive of the more seriously, “but do not ask an wings of some great sea bird, but Robimmediate answer. Our experience ert's attention went not to the sloop this morning has upset me a little and itself but to the girl who sailed it. I can't think clearly. Give me until- Her graceful beauty as she stood, one let me see—until to-morrow—when I hand occupied with the tiller the other become your chauffeur,” she finished, holding the sheet, and her apparent smiling

confidence in herself as a skipper, "Chauffeur for life, I hope," he said, aroused Robert's admiration in a manfervently.

ner too spontaneous and genuine to be

concealed. III.

He stood ready to fend off the bow

as the boat reached the float, calling Two days later found Robert Hamil- cheerily, “Good morning, Cap'n.” ton up betimes in the morning; that “Good morning, Mr. Hamilton ; won't is to say, long before the other hotel you tie her up while I pump out last guests had thought of such a thing. night's shower? You might wet those It was no newly acquired habit with spotless shoes if you came aboard,” she him, for he loved the open-the great laughed merrily, throwing him a rope. outdoors; he loved the restless, ever Robert made a half hitch over a changing sea, and these are best in the wooden cleat on the float and then early morning. After the humidity looked down inquiringly at Grace. of the city in midsummer the cool air "How about your own?” he asked. laden with dew, the salt sea breeze, "I haven't shipped' a drop and I've the singing of birds, the sweet scents of been out half an hour already.” With hay-making, of flowers, and, above all, this she began pumping, the muscles the freedom to come and go at will outlining themselves under the brown made life seem glorious.

skin with charming boldness as she Two busy weeks in the city forced worked. upon him by the details of dramatizing "One can find you out here almost his latest novel, interspersed with the before light. Seriously, Miss Spofford, writing of a few short stories and fol- do you ever sleep?" lowed in alternation by a few days at "Lots. Come down here and take

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