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man's works in the Index Expurga- lips at once of Protestantism and repubtorius.

licanism ! But let us take another case, that of The fact, then, that Roman Catholian American convert to Romanism— cism is gaining ground in America is Father Hecker, who, Mr. Parton says, perfectly consistent with the other inis at the head of an organization (the disputable fact, that on the Continent Paulist Fathers), the object of which is of Europe it is daily losing ground. Its "to convert Mr. Emerson and his friends loss is where it is most distinctively and the educated people of America." Roman Catholic; its gain is where it Let us consider some of his peculiar is compelled by the tendencies of civilideas, as quoted by Mr. Parton. “Man ization to relax its ancient claims. We has no right to surrender his judgment." have nothing to fear from the spread “Endowed with free will, man has no of the Romish Church in this country. right to yield up his liberty. Reason No religious organization can prevail and free will constitute man a responsi- here except in conformity with the outble being, and he has no right to abdi- ward circumstances under which its cate his independence. Judgment, lib. development goes on; and all these erty, independence, these are divine and circumstances are fatal to the mediæval inalienable gifts; and man cannot re claims of the Papacy. The Roman nounce them if he would.” Again :. Bishop, in the first instance, it must be “ Religion is a question between God remembered, gained a preëminence over and the soul. No human authority, the other early episcopates, not through therefore, has any right to enter its the theory of his succession to Peter sacred sphere. Every man was made (which was an after-thought), but by his Creator to do his own thinking." through the sounder and more practical There is no degradation so abject as development of the Western Church, in the submission of the eternal interests those days, as compared with that of of the soul to the private authority or the Eastern, which had become entandictation of any man, or body of men, gled with Neo-Platonic speculations. whatever may be their titles. Reason- This healthier development was largely able religious belief does not supplant due, also, to the executive capacity reason, nor diminish its exercise, but growing out of familiarity with Roman presupposes its activity, extends its jurisprudence. The practical rather boundaries, elevates and ennobles it by than the speculative tendencies of the applying its powers to the highest order early Western Church, and its larger of truth. There are several primary, executive capacity, were due to local independent, and authoritative sources circumstances. In the same way, and of truth. Among others, and the first, for similar causes, Roman Catholicism is reason.”

in England and America cannot be the Well, this is good enough Protestant same thing which it is in Continental ism for us—though we very much doubt Europe. It is the old conflict repeated whether it would go down with the between the West and the East. Ritualists. Go on, by all means, say It is not difficult, from this point of we, and convert “Mr. Emerson and his view, to foresee that America is desfriends and all the educated people of tined, not only to develop for the world America” on that basis. If this is to

the theory of popular government, but be the occidental style of Roman Cathol- also to furnish the basis for an universal icism, we will give it a hearty welcome. Christian brotherhood. The union of And we opine that such it is really to the Christian churches is not to come be in a good time coming. It makes through compromise, brat as the result us rub our eyes to think of it-Rome of the conflict of the last three hundred coming over to us, and turning herself years. The intense activities which inside out to suit our institutions, in were aroused by the Reformation tend stead of our following these Ritualists finally toward rest from strife-toward over to Rome with a surrender on our the peace of Christendom.

TOO TRUE-A STORY OF TO-DAY.

CHAPTER XVI.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END.

“since you have money enough for

both." Miss BULBOUS was favored with a What Miss Bulbous would have said clear starry night for her soirée dansante, to this is not known, as the tide of comwhich was a good thing in the country, pany was at its height, and the Camewhere the invited have, some of them, rons were drifted on beyond their hostto come quite a distance over unillu ess. Elizabeth glanced uneasily at every minated roads. The rooms were pretty new arrival. She was dreading the adwell filled when the Camerons arrived. vent of Sam Grizzle.

" Where is Miss Milla ?” asked the fair When she dressed, that evening, for hostess, magnificent in pale yellow satin the party, she stood long before her and pearls, with a trail like that of a mirror, after the last possible touch comet, as Mrs. Cameron appeared before had, apparently, been given to her toiher.

lette. Finally, she turned, and said to “She is coming with the Grizzles, her mother, who had entered her chamthank you. Their carriage was larger ber to ask if she were ready, than ours, and they offered her a place.” “ Are there any camelias in the con

"I hope they'll not be late. I de- servatory, mamma?” pend upon Mr. Dassel to direct the Ger “ There is one very fine blossom ; I man. If Mrs. Grizzle should take it into noticed it this afternoon.” her head that it was aristocratic to come “How would it look in my hair?" late, she would not appear before mid

I should like to see it there," annight. I never did see a woman so in swered Milla ; “your hair is so dark,fatuated on the subject of style;” and and the white flower would look well Miss Bulbous curled her lips, giving a with your blue dress. Let Sabrina sly glance backward, to see if her train bring it." was properly displayed, as we may have “Shall I ?” asked Lissa, again, of her observed a peacock do when handmother. somely perched on a suitable fence. “Of course, my dear, if you fancy it."

“If she knew that you expected Mr. Elizabeth sat down, with thoughtful Dassel to take a leading part, she would eyes, while Sabrina brought the flower. be here in due season, for she is very “Let me place it for you. You will proud of him," said Mrs. Cameron, with not refuse to let me fasten it with this & smile.

little brooch, sister ? and, remember, it “He's a real baron, isn't he—not of is a gist from me." the French barber kind ?" queried their “I will wear the brooch to please hostess. “ They say he's splendidly ac you, Milla, ‘for this occasion only.' complished."

Make it secure, for I should dislike to “ They can hardly exaggerate his ac lose it." complishments. He is one of those true Milla was dressed in white. She gentlemen who have given up ease anal wore a pair of solitaire ear-rings, but rank for an idea of right."

had been dissuaded from the rest of the “Oh, how nice! I should love to jewels, which Sabrina was to take spehear him expatiate on the subject! I cial charge of during their absence. should think you'd set your cap for him, “ What's the matter with you, SaMiss Cameron.”

brina ?" asked Mrs. Cameron. “I know “ It would be better for you to do you've been crying. If you have any that,” was Elizabeth's quiet reply, trouble, why do you not share it with

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us? I should think we have been your about she came opposite a mirror, in a friends long enough,”

small boudoir, nearly deserted. It was The old woman began to cry and natural that she should glance at her sob.

image—that she should look for the “Don't worry yourself about her, fatal Power which she had chosen as the mamma. I know what is the matter signet for a life-long bondage of soul with her; it is nothing serious," said and body. Why did she start and smile Milla, a little impatiently.

when she found the camelia gone? “I must know all about it if you are The blossom bad dropped from her in trouble, to-morrow, nurse."

hair. Where she had lost it, she did “ Yis, yis, to-morrow you know all not know,

probably in getting out of about it, true ’nuff,” muttered Sabrina, the carriage. wiping her eyes.

“I prayed to God to decide for me," “I wish the Grizzles would come for she murmured, “and He bas done it." you before we leave, Milla. I do not “Miss Bulbous is getting quite out like to go first.”

of patience," said her mother, finding Oh, never mind that, mamma. Elizabeth in the corner where she had There's Mr. Dassel now, coming to keep remained, watching the brilliant groups me company until they call. It cannot down the vista of handsome rooms, idly be many moments.

I will take my listening to the sweet music, but busily cloak and bouquet, and go down to the thinking over the temptations of the parlor with you."

last few days, and rejoicing in her They all went down, the old nurse escape. following, to fasten the door after they Mother, I feel uneasy; it is strange should be gone. Mr. Dassel was in the they do not come." hall.

“I do not see that we need to feel “Don't fear—I'll take good care of uneasy. What possible accident could the little girl,” he said, as Mrs. Cameron have happened? Miss Bulbous will be answered her husband's question, if she obliged to choose another leader for the were ready. “Madame Grizzle promised German, which is nothing so very serito be here in less than ten minutes." ous."

" Keep your cloak well about you ; it By this time nearly every one expectwill be chilly," called the mother, look-' ed had arrived. There was quite a ing back through the vestibule, to crowd, considering that it was a counwhere her darling stood, under the try-neighborhood party almost entirely, lamp in the hall, clinging to Mr. Das- the only exceptions being a dozen or sel's arm, and watching her friends de- two of young men from town, required part with a face the color of her dress. as partners in the dance, and about to “ Yes, mother.”

be useful, also, in keeping champagne The carriage-door was closed, the corks flying during the approaching horse started. Sabrina stood on the supper. Miss Bulbous selected one of porch, looking after them.

these important members of modern “ Milla was so pale, wife, I'm afraid society to the leadership, and the danthis excitement is not good for her.” cing began.

“ She always changes color so easily. Elizabeth was asked to participate, She may look like a rose by the time and did not decline. She was glad to she arrives at Miss Bulbous'."

be thus engaged when Sam should arNow the first detachment had ar- rive. She asked her mother to take the rived, they looked vainly, for some time, diamond brooch from her hair, and for the second. Elizabeth supposed she place it in the lace at her throat. had the camelia in her hair, and was not “I lost the camelia, mamma, and cananxious for the moment when Sam not replace it." Grizzle should enter the rooms, and fix “Never mind, you are well enough his greedy eyes upon it. In walking without it.”

Elizabeth enjoyed the dancing. The ings. I'm awful mad at her! I hope Glomusic was delicious, the evening cool, ver will get her fond of him, and then the space quite liberal allotted to the give her the go-by. No, I don't, either; dancers; she felt her spirits rise as they I can't bear to see any man near her. had not done for weeks.

She was

Oh, lordy, I don't see why she couldn't standing, with her partner, near the take a fancy to me. I never saw her head of the salon, awaiting their turn in look nicer than she does to-night. She's the grand round, when she saw the long- just the figure for them gored dresses expected party arrive and slip up the and trains. You might as well put 'em broad staircase, to divest themselves of on a barrel of prime beef as on ma. Oh, their wrappings--or, rather, a part of it dear! I believe I'll go back home and -for, while Mr. and Mrs. and Mr. Sam- go to-bed ; I'm sick ! ” uel Grizzle were there, they were un- “What's the matter, Mr. Grizzle 9 " accompanied by her sister and Mr. asked the soft voice of a witching little Dassel. A cold wind seemed to strike creature near at band, who heard his her from the opened door; sbe shivered

unconscious groan. to her heart's core; a sudden dimness “ Thank you, Miss Jennie, I don't feel came over the lamps; her partner ad- well this evening; I'm sorry I came dressed her, and she smiled mechani. out. I believe I'll go home.” cally, not knowing what he said ; the Now Miss Jennie had noticed the formusic, so sweet, rising and falling in lorn look with which Sam had watched such lightly-palpitating beats of ecstacy, lovely Miss Cameron, and guessed at sounded afar off, as if her ears were the nature of his disease; so she asked filled with water. It did not sound him, sympathetically, like dance-music; it seemed to wail, “ What is it, Mr. Grizzle ? headache “ farewell ! farewell !'

or heartache ?" Yet Elizabeth could not tell what she “Sho!” said Sam, "'taint heartache, dreaded. She longed to fly to the that I know of! I eat tapioca pudding dressing-room, and ask Mrs. Grizzle for dinner, and it never agrees with why Milla had not come; but at that moment, her partner's hand touched “ Then you should not have been so hers; she was swept off in a throbbing weak as to eat it. Never yield to the wave of music-became a beautiful form temptation to take what disagrees with and color in the shifting kaleidoscope your constitution," and the merry eyes of the dance. It was half an hour be- glanced over at Miss Cameron. “But fore she could release herself from its what there can be in tapioca pudding flying enchantments.

to injure you, puzzles me. It would In the meantime Sam had come upon not harm a baby.” the scene, and was watching her from a “May-be it wasn't that, Miss Jennie; distance, sadly aware that she wore no it might have been the pickled tongue." camelia, his heart swelling inside of his “I rather think it was, Mr. Grizzle. white silk vest, and aching dreadfully. But I wouldn't go home, if I were you.

“Dang it, she's a regular flirt, or she You'll feel better by-and-by.” wouldn't have kept me hanging by the “If you say you'll dance with me gills all this time, and let me flounder when this everlasting German is over, back into the water at last. I didn't

I'll stay." think it of her,- I didn't. Sho! what'll “Remain, then, by all means." ma say? She'll be nigh about as dis- “ There's other girls who appreciate appointed as I am. She's made all her me, if she don't,” thought Sam, somecalculations, even to letting us have the what appeased by the flattering attenblue-and-white front room, up-stairs, for tions of the pretty one by his side; our private setting-room. And now

“perhaps when she sees what a favorite she's dancing away with White Glover, I am, she'll be sorry she didn't put that without a speck of regard for our feel- flower in her hair."

me.”

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But Lissa was not thinking of the left them in her hands. Those kind of flower nor of Sam ; she was longing to girls are so apt to be dishonest.” get away, and ask her mother or Mrs. Mrs. Grizzle colored a little as she reGrizzle why Milla and Louis had not plied, arrived. She would have been still I've known Miss Bayles from a child. more anxious had she heard what was I can't believe she took 'em. Perhaps said when Mrs. Grizzle finally appeared they're mislaid. I still hope it will turn before her hostess, and was mildly out so; and if I lay hands on 'em again, chided for her delay.

I shall be more careful." “I like not to have come at all. I “ What is it?" asked Mrs. Cameron, never was in such a fluster in my life who had just become aware of their enbefore,” panted the new arrival.

trance, and had come forward to take “I don't think we should have come Milla under her charge. away, as it was,” added Mr. Grizzle,

“My diamonds are gone.

That's mysteriously. “It's dreadful to have what delayed us so.” so much money as never to have no “ Is it possible !” said Mrs. Cameron. peace of your life.”

"" Then the robber must have entered “What can you mean ?” asked Miss your premises after all.” Bulbous.

“I'd forgot all about that occurrence “Why, my dear Miss Bulbous, don't over to your house,” exclaimed Mr. you see what a state I'm in—not fit to Grizzle. “Well, Malvina, you may give come to your party ? I declare, I'm up the whole thing as a dead loss. ashamed of my rig," seriously rejoined That burglar's got 'em, sure enough ! ” Mrs. Grizzle.

Mrs. Grizzle sank into a chair, quite “What's the matter with it?" again faint at the probability. questioned the hostess, scanning the “ Come here, Cameron,” called the round of point-lace on the head and the pork-merchant, across the room. “ That emerald-green velvet about the form of burglar did purty well, after all. He's her visitor with a puzzled look.

got wife's diamonds." “Why, my diamonds, my dear! For a few moments there was an aniDon't you miss my diamonds !"

mated discussion of the loss. Both Mr. “ You don't mean to tell me" Cameron and Mr. Grizzle thought the

“ They're gone, sure! I can't find robbery had been effected in the daythem"

time, probably when a part of the fami* Can't find hide nor hair of 'em!” ly were at church-perhaps by the conejaculated Grizzle, père.

nivance of some dishonest servant. “I spent two whole hours, lookin', “But where is Milla ?” her mother at and that's what's kept us so late.” length inquired; "is she waiting for " Stolen ? "

me to bring her down ?” thinking the “ I'm afraid so. Yes, I'm almost cer- young girl, in her morbid fear of tain. Still, they may turn up yet. You strangers, was lingering in the dressingsee, I had 'em out Saturday, for Miss room for her mother's escort. Bayles to paint; and she and Susie put “ Milla ? Why, she and Mr. Dassel them back in my bureau-drawer, and came with you, didn't they ?” locked 'em up. Susie is sure of it. I "Not at all. We understood that oughtn't to have left it for them, that's you were to bring them in your carso! Grizzle was going to have a safe riage. We left them awaiting you, two brought home this week,—we've talked

hours ago." about it, ever since we got the silver-set Mrs. Cameron was chagrined at this and then diamonds. But I didn't really awkward misunderstanding, by which think any body would take 'em.” the couple had been cheated out of

61 Who's Miss Bayles—that artist you their evening's entertainment. It must had there ? It's probable she has taken have been dull, sitting and waiting, them. I'm surprised you should have only to be disappointed at last,-and

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