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BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1888. VOLUME XXSIII NO. 16.
Things That Never Die.
The pure, the bright, the beautiful,
That stirred our hearts in youth :
The impulse to a worklless prayer,
The dreams of love and truth.
The lonjrin<r after something lost,
The spirit's yearning ery,
t The striving after better hopes?
These things can never die.
The timid hand stretched forth to aid
A brother In his need ;
The kindly word in trrlefs dark hour,
That proves a friend indeed;
The plea of mercy softly breathed
When justice threatened high,
The sorrow of a contrite heart?
These things shall never die.
The cruel and the bitter word,
That wounded as is fell:
The chilling want of sympathy
We feel but never tell;
The hard repulse that chills the heart,
"Whose hopes were bounding high,
In an unfaalng record kept?
These things shall never die.
Let nothing pass, for every hand
Can find some work to do;
Lose not a chance to awaken love,
Be firm and Just and true;
So shall a light that canuot fade
Beam on thee from on high,
And angel voices say to thee,
TheRP thlnca slinll naver die.
List of Arbitrations.
The Herald of Peace, London, has
the followingWe record a few instances
whereiu Arbitration has been
successfully tried, with the name of
the countries, and the year in which
the Arbitration took place
1. Between Great Britain and the
United States in 1794.
2. France and the United States in
3. Spain and the United States in
4. Great Britain and the United
States in 1826.
5. Belgium and Holland in 1834.
6. France and England in 1835.
7. England and America in 1838.
8. Portugal and the United States in
9. England and the United States in
10. England and the United States in
11. Chili and the United States in
12. Paraguay and the United States
13. Great Britain and Brazil in 1SG3.
14. Canada, Costa Rica, and the United
States in 1SG0.
15. Peru and the United States in
16. Great Britain and the United
States in 1864.
17. Ecuador and the United States in
18. France and Prussia in 1S67.
19. Turkey and Greece in 1867.
20. England and Spain in 1867.
21. Great Britain and the United
States (on the "Alabama") in 1871.
22. Italy and Switzerland in 1874.
23. Great Britain and Portugal (about
Delagoa Bay) in 1S75.
24. China and Japan in 1S76.
25. Persia and Afghanistan (Seistan
Arbitration) in 1S77.
26. Spain and the United States (about
Cuba) in 1879.
27. Great Britian and Nicaragua in
28. United States and France in
29. United States and Costa Rica in
30. France and Nicaragua in 18S1.
31. Chili and Columbia in 1SS1.
32. Great Britain and Nicaragua
(about Mosquito Indians) in 1SS1.
33. Chili and Argentine Republic
(about Straits of Magellan, etc.) in
34. Great Britain and the United
States (about Nova Scotia Fisheries)
35. Turkey and Greece in 1882.
36. Holland and Hayti in 1882.
If instead of arbitration these governments
had plunged into war, murdering
thousands of men and peopling
their countries with widows
and orphans, what u number of
war-begotten "heroes" would have
, been canonized in gilted history and
coscty monuments ! But as it was and
as it goes little is said of the wise men
who saved their countries froru the incalculable
horrors and losses of accursed
"This wisdom have I seen also under
the sun, and it seemed great unto
There was a little city, and few men
within it; and there came a great
king against it, and besieged it, and
built great bulwarks against it.
Now there was found in it a poor
wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered
the city; yet no man remembered
that same poor man.
Then said I, Wisdom is better than
strength : nevertheless the poor man's
wisdom is despised, and his words are
The words of wise men are heard in
quiet more than the cry of him that
ruleth among fools.
Wisdom is better than weapons of
war: uut uuu sinner uesuuyem liiuuii
If peace-makers "shall be called the
children of God," what should warmakers
A Heroine Indeed.
It is now a long while since what I
am going tell you took place. I went
to a funeral among s trail gel's to uie.
They had sent for me, as pastor of the
When I reached the house I saw on
the steps a person whom I knew. I
said to him, "Who is the person who
is dead ?" He replied :
"It is a very sad case, indeed. The
people have just moved here. They
have come a thousand miles. The
husband is sick and weak. His wife
always had good health. She was the
. stay and support of the children and
i the house. They have been here only
two weeks. The mother lu\.s died:
she had been sick but a few days."
T went in and sat down. As I was
niu.sinir on what to say I looked around.
At the head of the eoflin sat the father,
feeble in health, stunned, brokenhearted.
Ranged in a row at the side
were five children?the oldest, a girl
fourteen years old. There were only
three or four in the room beside the
When I finished, as they were carrying
the coftin to the door, one of the
little children cried out, "Where are
you taking my mother in that ugly
O, it was pitiful!
The next day I called and saw the
oldest girl. I said, "You will have to
be a mother to your little brothers aud
sisters, aud comfort to your poor father."
She answered: "Mother told me
she was going to heaven and she
would not forget me, and God would
help me, and I must take care of the
children, and 1 am going to do it."
I looked at her with amazement.
She was small and childliko in appearance,
but something in her tone awed
me. It seemed as if a woman, a mother,
indeed, were speaking.
For two years I saw the family.
The house was kept in beautiful order.
The children were always at Sabbath1
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scnooi, auu aiways wen-uivseeu, auu
always knew their lessons. Then I
left that part of the country and have
never heard from tliem since.
But down in every girl's heart and
mind is the power to do great things
if she meaus to do them.
God always helps good intentions.
May none of my young readers have
such a burden placed upon their young
If they should, may they have the
Everlasting Arms to help them bear
That the Prince of Wales should return
to his former evil associations,
and descend from the royal pedestal
to again become the patron of pugilists,
and blackguards, mustbeacause
of deep regret to his best friends and
supporters, especially to those who
believed ''His Royal Highness" had
sown all his wild oats and become a
rof/.mioil nhovflf.tor Pavlimflnt piinpfs
that pugilism is brutalizing and must
be suppressed by the strong arm of
the law. The Prince of Wales considers
it ennobling, and shakes by the
hand men whose avowed object is to
break, or evade the law. In America
no decent citizen would be seen with
Sullivan, who is said to be a low
ruffian and yet this is the man whose
society is courted by the future king of
these realms, and by some half-dozen
coarse-natured beings yclept Peers.
The press is, however, a bigger sinner
than the Prince. The press heralds
the coming of the pugilists, announces
their arrival, and chronicles their
doings; but for the publicity which
the press aflbrds them, the world
would never know anything about
them. Day by day newspaper columns
are filled with details concern
ing their movements; the public first
become curious, then interested, and
at last excited. The same amount of
advertising would make popular or
notorious anything or anybody. Sev- '
eral journals have professed to lament
the revival of pugilism. Now it is bad
enough to create an evil, but having
done so, to pretend to deplore its existence
is rank hypocrisy. The curse :
of modern journalism is an inordinate
desire to be sensational.?The
Business men, especially those who
are thorough, prompt and methodical,
are guided by certain elementary principles.
In some cases these principles
are formulated into simple rules, which
cover even the details of conduct. A
prominent New York banker attributes
his . success in business to the
care with which he has obeyed these
Take time for eating, sleeping and
Don't worry. Be satisfied with
your work after doing it well.
Never ask another to do what you
ought to attend to personally.
Shun the slightest appearance of
dishonesty as you would shun the
Always meet your appointments on
time. Never Jate. If possible, not
much ahead of the moment.
Don't talk too much. Let your actions
speak for yourself.
]ie honest, even if you lose money
by it. Never let business interfere
with home duties.
Remember that money alone cannot
buy peace, nor true friends, nor a loving
ami happy family.
It is refreshing, in these days of
speculation and dishonest dealings to
know that a man can live according to
the above principles and yet make
money. It shows that honesty and
business can go hand in hand.
The Christian's fellowship with God
is rather a habit than a rapture, He
is a pilgrim who has the habit of look!
ing forward to the light before him and
| of not looking back ; he has the habit
'of walking steadily in the way, whatever
be the weather and whatever the
Homo?For Particulars seo Below.
Home is a common topic of conversation
and a subject upon which the
best pens are emyloyed. And nowonrift*
Thn wnrrl r^nnlls the daVH of
childhood with all their delightful associations
; the diiys of youth and the
pleasures of that auspicious season ;
the days of maturer life with the more
sober joys and the profounder cares
which had their source or their relief
within its sacred precincts.
The word brings to mind a father
going forth in the morning to labor,
aud returning as the night drew on to
bless and brighten the family circle:
a mother whose busy hands, tireless
feet, and gentle words were a constant
benediction: brothers and sisterssome
of whom perhaps are not?who
where the partners of our sports, went
with us to school, and whodividedand
so multiplied all our joys.
From the home issues the streams
which are to bless or to blight socie
ty, the state, the world. All confess
that it is vain to look for the regeneration
of society and true progress
unless the home be purified and from
it as from a living fountain be poured
the life-giving streams. Can nothing
be done to make this centre of influence
holier and so a richer blessing to
all ? Can not a few simple rules be
given which, duly observed, will promote
these worthiest ends ? Will not
these following rules, few and simple,
The home must be the gathering
place for all members of the family.
The father's labors will keep him
away ^during most of the day ; and
the children's school or other duties
will take them from home. But when
evening comes the father's work is
done, and the schools are closed, and
the mother's more pressing domestic
duties are ended for a time. Then all
must gather and abide under the rooftree.
The father must not eat his supper
in haste and in silence, and then
rush abroad to find his pleasures. He
has engaged to cherish his wife. Let
him abide at home: let him cheer her
who has been the light and guardian
of his house in his absence, and patiently
,.filled her round of service,
though not always light, not always
pleasant, not always free from petty
vexations. Let him tell her what he
has seen and heard, and what has
chanced in the business of the day.
Let the sons too remain at home, where
the safest and purest pleasures are to be
found?or, if pleasures are to be taken
abroad, let them be enjoyed together.
An entertainment which would be
beautiful to a husband and father will
be doubly so to a wife and children,
and especially so if it can bo enjoyed
in the company of husband and fa-1
It is not enough to be together : the
intercourse must be such as will profit,
increase enjoyment, and make
home attractive. There must be no
inconsiderate or harsh word. Reproof
must not be given without urgent occasion.
Many trifling irregularities
may be best corrected by quietly calling
attention to them. They do not
demand severe rebuke; indeed, this
may aggravate what it seeks to cure.
The tones of the voice must be subdued
; often indeed the most effective
correction of what is wrong is to
be found in silence. There is healthful
moral influence in gentle tones;
and these should characterize an
speech. A little time given in help to
children with their lessons, or some
participation in their . innocent pastimes
will make home attractive and
the evenings at home delightful.
The most unreserved freedom and
candor should mark the intercourse.
All unnecessary restraints are to be removed,
and one part of the family
must have no secrets in which the
other may not share. Beyond doubt
there are matters of which the father
and mother only should speak ; but
these matters must be as few as possible.
Secretiveness and want of candor
are cultivated in children by the
example of parents. Evidently they
have many things which they do not
wish their children to know ; so it follows
that soon the children have many
things which are carefully kept from
the knowledge of their parents. Conversation
with children about business
and other affairs increases self-respect
and manliness of spirit.
The ufmost noliteness must praee Jill
intercourse. Not that there is to be
ceremonious stiffness ; but there must
always be politeness. "I'll thank you
to do os and so," said to a child, is not
a waste of good manners. "When any
service is rendered, to say "I am
obliged to you," is not lost. The child
is the parent's echo, and soon responds
in the tone and manner which parents
practice. This politeness is to grace
the intercourse of the parents to themselves.
Discourtesy to a wife not only
wounds, but also impairs her influence
and lessens the affection and respect
which children should always
show to their mother. A sharp reply
to a husband irritates, makes the children
unhappy, and disposes the father
to find his pleasure elsewhere than
at his own fireside.
The conversation and doings of the
home circle are, with proper exceptions,
to be regarded as too sacred to
be made known toothers. Some pleasant
things may be told ; but much
must ever remain untold. There is
much at home which is very pleasant
and proper there, but too delicate to be
carried abroad. And so, one of the
earliest lessons which the members of
a family must learn is to regard the
joy and sorrows of home as subjects
proper to be known at home, but not
to be spread abroad.
If children desire young friends to
take tea with them, or if such should
drop in to spend an hour, no look or
word must show that the parents are
displeased because of the inconvenience
either may occasion. If there
should be a reason why the children's
friends should not be entertained at a
given time, le< them know the reason,
and name the time when you will be
pleased to see their friends. It is a
source of pleasure to children to entertain
occasionally their companions,
and the pleasure is always heightened
when they know that what gives them
pleasure also gratifies their parents.
Not to multiply these rules,?let he
day be opened and closed with worship.
It need not be dull and uninteresting,?it
must not be so. A few
verses of the Holy Book reverently
read ; a stanza or two of sacred song;
brief thanksgiviDg for mercies received,
and brief supplications for
blessings needed, will most fitly open
the gates of the morning, and close
them when weariness, night and silence
If these and kindred rules be observed
the home will be happy, its influence
be Godward, and the streams
of society fed from this sacred fountain
will be pure, healthful and lifegiving.
Then, as to Adam Paradise
was home, to such families home will
be Paradise, from which will be wafted
to the outer world a refreshing fragrance?out
of which will shine a
light to dispel gloom, and sorrow and
sin.?B. E. Methodist.
To Make Tough Steak Tender.
When it is impossible to preserve the
beefsteak in edible condition until it
becomes tender by natural means, proceed
as follows, allowing as long a time
as is convenient for carrying out the
Let the steak be cut at least an inch
thick, because it will be more juicy and
full-flavored than if cut thin, while it
will be possible to cook it as well-done,
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lr me proper care is exeruiseu. jnm
off all the fat that is not likely to be
eaten with the steak, aud have it used
to make drippings while it is still good.
Use a platter large enough to permit
the steak to lay perfectly flat, pour upon
it enough vinegar to cover the bottom,
and at least four tablespoonfuls of
absolutely sweet salad oil for a threepound
steak; but do not salt it. (The
[application of salt to the cut surface of
uncooked meat has a tendency to draw
out its juices, thus depriving it of flavor
and nutriment.) If the steak is to be
used for dinner, put it in the oil and
vinegar early in the morning, and turn
it over every hour, keeping it in a cool '
place, protected from flies. If it is intended
for breakfast, put it in the dish
so prepared about supper-time and allow
it to remain untouched until bedtime
; then turn it and let it stand until
morning. The action of the vinegar
upon the meat will tend to soften
and relax the fibers, thus making the
meat tender, while the oil will prevent 1
the surface from becomming dry and
hard. No other fat can so well accom- '
plish this result, because all others are
hard when cold ; the oil does not impart
auy flavor to the meat, and it does
increase its nutritive properties. The
steak is to be cooked either by broiling
or frying, according to the writer's 1
methods, without attempting to remove
from it any of the oil or vinegar
that adheres to it; neither will impart ;
any unpleasant flavor to the meat;
in fact, it will be improved in every
way by their use.
Water For the Suffering Infants.
When the baby is suffering and rest- 1
less, without apparent cause, offer it
water, and in nine casses out of ten
relief will follow. Many mothers do '
not know that nursing children need
water as much as larger children. It 1
is safe to boil the water and let it get
cold, a supply being in this way always 1
lroi-vf lmnrJ Philrli'un whoil I
U UU JUHliU* VUliUJl^Li || &1VU vvvv?*
ing suffer very much from thirst, and
a cold wet cloth laid on their gums
will often comfort them. A bit of ice
wrapped in a towel may be used to rub
the gums, though care jmist be used, of
course, not to let too much ice-water
get into the stomach of the infant at
onetime. But as much pure cool water
as it relishes cannot hurt it.
A true sarcasm is like a sword-stick
?it appears at first sight to be much
more innocent than it really is, till all
of a sudden there leaps something out '
of it?sharp and deadly and incisive?
which makes you tremble and recoil. ^
?Sidney Smith. (
It is not the man who thinks well, ^
feels well, and talks well, but the man ,
who does well?does the will of our Fa- j
tlier in heaven, upon whom the (
Divine blessing is pronounced. Let lis ,
not forget thi9.
I5V 1). C. KNOWLES, D.J>.
One of the greatest perils to tlu
American people Is a growing skepti
cism as to the utility of law. Mora
agencies are said to be positive and
saving, while the legal are asserted tt
be negative and useless. This growing
sentiment is stated in this form
"You cannot make men good by law.'1
This eloquent deliverance is announced
with an air of triumph as ii
it ended all controversy. The conclusion
drawn is that all nrohibitorv
legislation is unwise and nugatory,
Now if our young people are to be
fed on such nonsense as this it will
not be long before we shall reap a
whirlwind of confusion, for this sentiment
leads to a contempt for all government.
The pulpit is not wholly
free from responsibility in the inculation
of such a doctrine, for it has often
exalted moral forces to the great disparagement
of legal restraints.
The fact is there is great confusion
of thought every where in the popular
mind concerning the true office of law.
No wise man will ever assert that law
directly makes men good. This is not
its sphere. Law simply begets conditions
favorable to the operation of
moral forces. It environs the moral
anrnn f wif.li tlmaa nirnnmafonnoa flint
MllU bllVOV VliVVIUItJ IMilVVU fXAMi
give moral agencies free action and
the best conditions for the regeneration
of the soul. Law co-operates
with moral forces, clearing the way for
their exerecise. It is the pioneer
corps cutting a road through the moral
jungle for the advance of civilization,
It is sheerest folly to despise this helpmeet
to progress. These words need
to be spoken and emphasized. This
nation needs to cultivate a profound
respect for law by showing its true
relations to individual and public
This especially applicable to Sunday
legislation. Multitudes are indifferent
to laws relating to secular business
on Sunday, because they think mer
are not made good by law. They fee]
that moral agoncles alone are to be
trusted. But how can moral agencies
have their fullnest influence on the
public conscience unless law shall lay
its prohibitory hand on the whirling
wheels of business and command
"Peace, be still." Human cupidity
will destroy mat baoDatn calm wmcn
is so peculiar to our American Sabbath
unless we arrest its action by law,
When that religious calm has departed
how can our moral agencies reach the
masses ? This is the problem we have
before us. The soul needs quiet il
it would apprehend God and duty, and
this quiet is the product of law. Discard
the law and the quiet goes with
it, and ere long all forms of industry
will be in full blast. It is our duty to
save the conditions most favorable to
the saving influences of the Gospel,
and this is the Sabbath problem in a
Brazil is as large as the United
States, not including Alaska, and occupies
nearly half of all South America.
It was sett'ed in 1500 by Portuirnnao
wlm tnnlr nnaacairtn nf if in flip
name of their king and the Pope, and
for more than 300 years it remained
under Portugese rule.
In 1807, when Napoleon declared
war against Portugal, John VI, the
reigning sovereign, took refuge in
Brazil, and on the fall of Napleon in
1815, Brazil was raised to the rank
of a kingdom, John assuming
the title of king of Portugal, Algarve
and Brazil. He remained in Brazil
thirteen years and then returned to
Portugal, leaving his son Pedro as
regent. Two years after this the Brazilians
desired independence, and Pedro,
not wishing the control to pass
out of his family, declared it a free and
independent State, and assumed the
title of Emperor, as Dom Pedro I. In
1826, he became king of Portugal also,
by the death of his father, but resigned
that crown to his infant daughter and
remained in Brazil. Soon after this
3enous disputes arose between Himself
and the Brazilian chamber of deputies,
which only ceased with his abdication,
in 1831, in favor of his son,
Pedro II, then iu his sixth year.
Three regents were appointed during
the youug Emperor's minority, and at
fifteen he was declared of age and
crowned iu 1841, as Dom Pedro II.
He is still Emperor, and is a wise aud
liberal ruler. He has introduced a
gradual emaucipation of slaves, allowed
religious freedom, established
schools and introduced machinery, so
that the people aud the country are
greatly improved ^since he began to
reign." The present form of government
is a consiitutioual monarchy, and
is the only one on the American continent.
The country is divided into
twenty provinces, which are governed
by presidents appointed by the Emperor.
The former prevailing idea that the
icme of hospitality was reached
through the culinary department, and
that io make men happy you must
feed them abundantly is happily
. hanging; the cordial and iniaflected
greeting of the host and hostess, their
sincere desire to contribute to the happiness
of their friends, making amends
lor and shortcomings in the decorations
of the house or the brevity of the
What Others Say.
To Prevent War.?The Senate of
j the United States, one day last week,
. passed the concurrent resolution invitI
ing friendly nations to negotiate for ar[
bitration. This is another signal
) triumph of Christianity.
Two things are certain; 1. Christ
: first taught mankind the evil of war
i and the excellent of peace. 2. Chris.
tians inspired by the teachings of
r Christ have brought about the grow.
ing disposition among secular rulers to
. arbitrate disputes. The proposition
first made in the form of resolutions
In rolioriAiici hn/ISaa onH inrlnranrl htr +V10
? 111 ivugiuuo uuuivg uuu luuuiotu k/J VAA\,
[ religious press, for a long time met
t with only sneers and contempt of pol.
iticians and legislative assemblies.
. Many still believe the proposition impracticable,
but the thought has grown
. upon Christian nations until the
strongest of them have come to be will.
ing to try it. It is not prophecy, but
only the interpretation of events, to
say that there will be peace in our day,
. or if not in ours, in that of our children.
For lo ! the Prince of peace is
coming. Noiseless as the rising sun
the Light of of the world is causing
men to see light in His light and to
leave the old well-trod paths of darkness.
The Romish Church declines to be
patronized by Mr. George W. Cable.
In his Bible class in Boston, he spoke
of it as "one ofthe mightiest branch
es of the Christian Church." "Do not
tell me," he exclaimed, "that they are
not a Christian Church because they
are not orthodox ; for our orthodoxy
will never save us !" In response to
i this glittering generality, the Catholic
' Review administers to Mr.Cable the
' following snub: "Mr. Cable is in error.
The Catholic Church is not a
' branch of the Christian Church. It
is the Christian Church, and outside of
i it there is no salvation!" And thus
i Mr. Cable's claims to be an arbiter of
I orthodoxy are flouted.
The readiness of many secular newspapers
to report whatever is adverse in
| regard to Sunday legislation, is not a
r favorable sign. It reveals an ignorance
of the real situation of affairs.
| The truth is there is no business enterprise
or profession in our land that
j does not largely owe its prosperity fo
the legal protection of the Sabbath.
J Break down the barriers that law has
. thrown about this day, and the capi|
talist, as well as the laborer, would
soon find himself amid the perils of
i ii ivccuiiuiiiauuui
A pleasing instance of a succeessful
' effort to restore peace is related in tbe
life of the Rev. John Owen. The Rev.
Charles Simeon and the Rev. Robert
Hall were offended with each other,
and in their anger declined intercourse.
After several friends had tried to restore
peace and failed, Mr. Owen wrote
, the following lines on two cards, and
then left one at the house of each of
the two foes:
"How rare that task a prosperous issue finds
Which seeks to reconcile discordant minds!
How many scruples rise to passion's touch!
This yields too little, and that asks too much;
Each wishes each with other's eyes to see;
Ana many sinners can't maKe two agree ;
What mediation then the Savior showed
who siugly recouciled us all to God
The first man who read the lines was
so strongly impressed by them that he
hastened from his house to 'call upon
his offended friend. The friend had
also read the lines, and being affected
by them, had done the same; and the
offended persons met each other in the
street. A reconciliation instantly took
place?reconciliation which, it is believed,
was never interrupted nor regreted
by either of those useful and
highly esteemed men.? Western Christian
Homes Without God.
One alarming evil of the nineteetli
century is the number of irreligious
homes found in every community.
Not homes without culture, refinement
and elegance ; not homes wanting
in social and worldly enjoyment;
but irreligious homes?homes in which
practically there is no prayer, no God,
no Bible reading, 110 worship. Practically"
God is as much excluded from
many homes as He is from the marts
of trade or the ball-room. Alas for
such homes! the father unsaved, bearing
no testimony for Christ, placing
before the children no Christian example.
Sometimes both parents ure uncovered
and as different to the Gospel
or to a word like this as the most blasphemous
infidel. Oli, what a calamity
is this! If parents are irreligious, and
can dispense with God and His Church,
how arc we to expect better of the
children ? Godly homes have done
more for the Gospel throughout the
world than any other single agency.
If this lie true, who can speak the
dreadful influence and results of irreligious
homes, many of them excellent
in many things, but wholly un-Christiau?
God have mercy on such.?Ow
Vanity, perhaps, has made more
people polite and even endurable than
has any one of the virtues.
The Cheerful Face.
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A blessing on the cheerful face,
Wherever It Is found; -ft
A sunhine in a shady place,
It touches gloom with light and graee,
And gladdens all around.
Who has not felt the subtile spell
That lurks in sunny eyes? " ...
Tbo lips where smiles foreyer dwell:
The cloudless brow that seems to tell'. - - --01
Of hope that never dies. .. .
One glance the drooping spirit cheers, ' --iS
As in the gloom we grope, . ' \ . ^
Lifts us above this vale of tears, , ; ' >
Beyond the doubts, beyond the feara,'
To realms of light and hope. .
The features may be very plain, 'r|s
But if the soul shines bright,
Around our heart It weaves a chain, ?
Which beauty's self would cast In vain
Untouched by inward light. :
And who knows not the sunshine thrown - i
By even a baby's face;
That,shining at a loving tone, * .
Is gladly raised to meet your own .
With almost angel-grace.
Yet more we prize the chastened glow '
Thof oflporl fn Ada n*ao?
' uuu ugcu lavco *t vol 9 - - . - - -i
When done with earth, Its storms, ltfiwdeT *
Heaven's bliss they for a while forego,
To lift our spirits there.
Bad men excuse their faults; goodmen
will leave them. '
Conduct is the great profession.
What a man does tells us what he is.
Prayer is so mighty an instrument %
that no one ever thoroughly mastered
all its keys. They sweep along the in- .3
finite scale of man's wants and God's %
Do to day's duty, and fight to-day's ..
temptation; do not weaken and dls- ' ' ^
tract yourself by loooking forward to
things you cannot see, and could, not
understand if you saw them.
If you can live gently, patiently, un- %
murmuringly amid all your frets and
irritations, day after day, that is hero-. ||
ism. That is your task. Youaretoresolve
to do it! No one, not even God will
do it for vou. *.
Of course you believe in prayer, but '*
how much do you believe |ln it; aa
much as you do iu eating? You eat
three times a day and often between
times. Do you believe that much in
The church should be Intention .
nothing else but this, the roceiving in
full equipping power the Holy Ghost;
she should be careful and prayerful for
naught else, for He comprehends all
good to her.
It is an excellent exchange to put
with outward comforts for inward
graces. Friery trials are nothing, if
you gain patience; sickness with patience
is better than health, loss with
patience is better than gain.
The great temptation to which we.
are more or less exposed is that of -J
of losing sight of God in the ordinary
actions of the day. It is hard to feel
that every action of every day is capable
of being so done as to advance
or hinder our growth in grace.
When we repress a kindly and generous
impulse toward others, we not
only wound their feelings, but do in- ?'
jury to moral principal in ourselves.
To make them leas happy we matte
ourselves less worthy?so that, in the
end, we lose and suffer most by it. >
A great mind observes great laws,
broad inward principles, guides its conduct
by fixed and determinate methods;
while a great mind sets order at
defiance and imagines itself to be free
when it is simply lawless.
Do right, and although your neighbor
may scorn and avoid you to-day, in
the end you will find the whole world,
nature, and God, on your side. Truth
is the central sun of the universe.- Be
While under trial, a child has a habit
of turning to its father; he is not
like a penitent who has been whipped
into this state ; it is natural to him.
It is dark, and the child has nowhere
rim lint, to its father.
Those that call the corporeal bodies,
the bodies of sin and death, please the
Devil well enough, for he well knows
that as long as they so believe, his ".7* S3
birth and seed will remain in them
Against Dark Stables.
In condemning dark, dungeon?l(ke
stables, a recent writer declares that
many a horse suffers from imperfect
eye-sight in consequence of being kept
| in such quarters. Then, again, light
| is essential to health, he continues.
You cannot dwell in a house or ajiartment
where the sunlight never strikea
and the full daylight never oomes,
without becoming depressed, gloomy,
sour, and sick. This fact is beginning
to be recognized by many intelligent
persons. The same effect in kind, if
not in degree, is produced on the horse
or other animal that constantly stands
in the cold twilight of a never-nunlighted
stable. You must have light
as well as air and food or you cannot
euiov perfect health. Neither can
Our Country's Need.
In a recent address Mr. James Bugsell
Lowell uttered the following true
and noble words:
Our politicians are so busy studying
the local eddies of prejudice or interest
that they allow ;the main channel
of our]national energies to be obstructed
by dams for the grinding of private
grist. Our leaders no longer lead, but
are skilful as Indians in following the
faintest trail oflpublic opinion. I find
it generally admitted that our moral
standard in politics has been lowered
and is every day going lower.