FOR OUR YOUNG FOLKS.
A I ITTLE FAIRY.
"IT I wore only a fairy wollt . ,
"I'wnnlil tnku mc etcrso lnuir to toll
Of all tin- tirnuiitul tliimrs li do
For every lioily I loteU, or Kuowj
For 1M liuvo a wnndeitui wand ot Bold,
I. Ike UlrloH eiirileil In da) h of old.
' Mother should liuvo it house ns frranil
-As imy urn ma In nil the Inodi
A cup of luce and n vel et irown.
And a r-mriagp to I Itlo ationt the town;
Miu never should do a thlwr all day
Hut hold her hands llko a lady If By;
.Ami all this tiresome, tiresome work.
Which corv iliiv I am (Had to shirk.
Would Jut lie tloiio wouldn't thit be finer
Ihu minute 1 waed that wand or initio!
" That's what I'd like to do, but oh,
1 in onlv n bit of atflrl, sou know!
Woi kin? anny ut hoinelv thltur.
And not a fa ry with oltiniitu; wings.
I haven't u w.iud: and If 1 hud,
Perhaps tho tallies would think It sad,
II they hud a tliauce to look and i-oo.
hut a learrully lazy girl 1 d bo.
Hut I have two nlmblo hamK that know
How to Unit and to mend and sew.
How to emk and to dint and sweep
rome. and 1 11 let oil take u peep
8i I I! hurry nml do ray cry bet,
Wli to mother lts In tho lire at rest.
And Mm wilt think. if she dors tot say.
One llltlo lairy's allvo lo-dav.
And lor coiv tliltiir that uglrl "hould do,
CiiiMvao. not one little ttuml. but two."
Mcliictf Daprc, in l'nulh s Cc.mjxvifcm.
liow Felix Leiirncil That No One Cnn Do a
Wrong Tiling Without Hurting Snn'le
"Felix, my boy, can you carry this
bookovor to Mr. CSay'fc for mo?"
"'Course 1 can, grandfather."
"1 wish j on would do it at once
then. I borrowed it nnd have kept it
longer than I intui'ded. Wait, tliou;li,
until I wrap it up. It ii a hambiomo
binding, you see, and I should b very
sotry if it were to receive any injury."
Fcliv took tho book and went out,
bis ijrandfather thinking it not nece
b.iry to gio him any fiirther eaulioil.
Hut, two hours later tho old gentle
man M-tout on his accustomed afternoon
walk. As he strolled alonfr a nli-at:int
blinded path ho observed a little group
of bos stooping ocr .something on
the ground, and going near saw that
they wero intently interested, in the
motions of two beetles.
"See them tug!" huitt one.
"What do they do it for, any way?''
"Why, they uso that ball of earth to
Jay their eggs In."
"I don't believe it." t-uid I'eliv. '
"lt .so, for my father told mc," said
"Yes, it's so,l'said grandfather, with
a smile, touching FelK'.s check with
the end of bis cane.
The boys sprang up in .surprise at
seeing him bending over them.
"Whv, grandfather, is that jou?"
asked I elix.
" Yes. Did you see Mr. Gay?"
" Well not yet sir. I just waited
a ftw minutes to run .trace with the
bos, and then wo saw these, beetles
"liul whciv is the book?"
"Oh. that's all safe, sir. I hid it
right behind thistiee."
He ran toward it and his grand
father, following him, saw lienor, his
little dog, very bii-y at something.
"Get out of the' w:i, Kovc," cried
l'ulK. "Here 'tis. Oh!"
" What a menu, mischievous dog!"
cAelainn d Felix, read,) to cry with rc
gr t and confusion.
."What a careles-, unrcliahlc boy!
we might perhaps say," said grand
father. " How could you be so negli
gent Feli.s, when I trusted ou with it
and told joti to bo careful?''
" I'm -orn -" falteted FelU.
"Hut jour sorrow will never help
the matters you see. Nothing which
ou can do will help it. All the loss
must fall on otliiVs."
Grandfather took a newspaper from
his pocket and again wrapped tip tho
"Now tike it to Mr. Gay." ho said.
"Tell him exacily what has happened,
and sav to him that the loss shall bo
made good as far as 1 can make it so."
Felh hung back.
"Grandfather, lean not bear to tell
lira," he said.
"I know it is hard, my boy. 1 send
you not to punish you, but to try to
give j on a lessou whieli jou may re
member." Felix thought it the hardest lesson
which could have been set him, bnt
owanIice was not one of his faults,
and in a few moments he stood before
Mr. Gav, bravely told liU ctror, and
and showed tho sad result, adding very J
"1 only wish it had been something
of mine that had been spoiled, sir. I
.guess grandfather's right when ho says
no one can ever do a wrong thing with
out its hurting some one else."
"Yes," said tho gentleman," looking
regretfully at the mUchief. "Your
grandfatlfcr is right."
"Can't I pay for it, sir," asked Felix,
agcrly. "I'll wn tip every cent of
money, and after awhile I'll have
Mr. Gay laid his hand kindly on tho
"Never mind that. It is a loss which
no one could make up to me, for tho
book was a gift of a dear friend who is
now dead. Hut, my boj, if jou are
git en to caieless and negligent wnjs
in your boj hood you will bo sure to
work far greater mischief to joursplf
and others than tho spoiling of a
book. Let mo tell you of something
that happened to mc when I was a
lie sat down and motioned Fcliv to a
"When I was not many yean, older
than you aro my father died and I had
to stop going to school for awhile and
go to work. I got a situation in a largo
business house and often had valuable
parcels placed in my care.
It is a pity that 'I had not n deeper
sense of tho need of being faithful in
ho performance" of all duties whether
creator small, to the very letter. I
wits careless to an extent which led my
mother often to warn tno that f should
come to serious harm if I did not
mend my ways. I paid little heed to
Iter caution, feeling quite satisfied
-with myself in view ot lite fact that
no one could bring it shade of reproach
against my honesty or my truthfulness.
"Ono day I was given a parcel to ear
ly to the bank.
" Be careful,' they said. 'It contains
seven hundred dollars.'
I hid n, secure inside pocket and
had-little fear of any loss. As I took
my way towards the bank I saw an ex
cited crowd gatheted about one of tho
urlhcioal newspaper offices. It was
during tho darkest days of tho war and
I soon learned that sonio stirring newa
WM being received.
Of course I bad no business to stop.
Tho nous would have bueu as well re
ported without any supenUlocofmino.
irt I looked ut-tny watch and saw that
I 'kali pearly an hour to spare, so I
threw Myself Into tho crowd nnd joined
ny voice with tke enthusiastic cheers
which' WW higher and wilder as each
parUeuJar.oi m of Graat'a earliest
victories was given out Tirao nnd
prudence were lost sight of, until the
lost item was learned.
"Tlitn I rushed to tho bank to bo
faced by tho forbidding looking cant:
" I had not been specialty told to de
posit that day, but of cotirso it was un
derstood that I should. It would have
been the right thing for mo to carry It
baek nnd have it placed in tho safe, but
t was ashaued of having it known that
I. had loitered, so 1 committed upjconil
unfaithful act to conceal tho tirst, al
ways it dangerous thing to do. The
only way to make amends for a fault Is
to confess it at once.
"I carried home tho money nnd hid
it in tho sifest place I know" of. You
mny be sure it was tt heavy weight on
my mind and as night settled down it
grew heavier and heavier. 1 rcsoh ml
not to sleep but lay awake listening
and slatting in alarm at eery khiikI.
"At length I was sure I heard myste
rious noUes, but something seemed to
hold mc down so that I could not
movo. Tho sounds increased surely
peoplo wero in tho house. I could
near them moving hear them in tho
room in which ' 1 had hidden the
mouoy. Finally with a desperate ef
fort I sprang up to lind myself in the
grasp of a tircnian. My room was full
of suffocating smoke the house was on
tire. I had fallen into an uneasy sleep
and would have been strangled by the
suiokc if I had not been found just in
"And the money?" asked Felix, in
"I fought against my rescuers with
all my might, declaring I would get It
if I died for it. Hut the stout tellow
dragged me down-stairs and out jusl
before tho roof fell in."
"What did tou do then, sir?"
"What could 1 do but go to my em
ployers and tell them what mischief my
criminal carelessness hnd wolked for
Fcliv drew a long breath and shook
his head soberly.
"It was as dreadful as my hat ing to
tell vou about the book, wasn't it?"
"A little worse, I think," said thn
gentleman, with a smile. "I hope you
w ill never have such a burthen to carry
as Hint one I bound upon im stiff
through mv own folly. It weighed mc
down all through the young years of
my life, for it took me long to pay tin
debt. It is not for me to say the lessor,
was too severe a one it was chosen
for mc in Iulinito w isdom, hut I havt
alwas felt a strong desire that others
should profit by it."
"I will try to, sir," said Felix, wry
earnestly, as ho got up to take his
"Do so, Felix. And try to bear in
mind tho promisu to thtxo who are
faithful in a few things.'' Sydney
Dayrc, in Chicmju Slandnrd.
NEVER GIVE UP.
Mark tint Your Course ami rursito It with
William J. was the son of a very
poor man. Ho was born near saw
mills and hip-yards. His home was
humble, but piety aud industry were
seen there. William mado up his mind
that he w otthl have an education. Ills
motto was: "No such word as fall."
He did not have tho chances that you
have in these gooddajs. No, indeed,
to get an education meant to him hard
work, hard work! When working in
the ship-yard he often had a book open
before him, and thus eerv golden mo
ment was improved. Vhut do jou
think he used ut night, in the winter,
for Ids lamp? Can you guess? A pine
IrnoU And in summer his lamp was
the light of the moon. Onco ho rode
thirty miles to attend a spelling match.
When sixteen he opened a littlo
school, and the next thing was to
study Latin and Greek. The boy had
sot liis heart on college, and it almost
looks as though a boy can accomplish
any thing with such a motto as poor
William s. Ho borrowed some Latin
nnd Greek books and set hard to work.
Soon his dear parents died, and so the
care of a brother and sister fell upon
him. On entering college bo found
that ho'had worked too hard for hi
eyes so failed that ho had to leave oft
stud.-' and wear a green shade, but still
he would not givo up. He got"his
room-mate to read to him. Ho not
only pushed through collego himself,
but bellied his brother through also.
Amid all these ditliculties hegraduatcd
w ith high honors, became a professor
in the same college, and was over
found in the path of duty and recti
tude. Remember William, my littlo
ones, and resolve on some plan of life,
and pursue it with all jour heart and
A Country Untenanted by Man. Beast,
Insect or Reptile.
One of the most peculiar character
istics of Maorilaud is the absence of life
from her magnificent landscapes. You
may travel scores upon scores of miles
through a country the natural beauties
of which surpass, both in romantic
beaut' and in sublimity, all' that you
havo see uin Italy, in Spain or in
Switzerland; but jour eje shall light
on scarcely unj- thing that has life in it.
You may pass through vast tracts' of
splendid grazing land, and property of
agricultural companies, the shares in
which are principally held by English
capitalists, and which it is intended
some day or another to layout in farms
of moderate size; but the allotments
havo not been made yet, or, if they havo
been, Hio farmers have not arrived and
the farms have not been stocked. Now
and again, at immensely long intervals,
you como on a small homestead and
lind a few cattlo and sheop grazing.
Now and again you chance upon a
Maori pig a descendant of one of
Captain Cook's pigs, it may be a
swino black biit not comely, ill-shaped
and clumsy, but apparently a perfectly
happy pig, leading, as he does, the life
of a free nnd independent gentleman,
as docs his master, the Maori land
owner,' and rejoicing in the grubbing
up of abundant and gratuitous fern
root. Almost as rarely you hear the
cry of a bird. Once or twice, possibly,
in tho course of a day's journey, you
may come across a heavily-laden dray
drawn by a long team of powerful
horses of tho Clydesdale breed. Other
wise there is nothing alive. Nor mau,
nor woman, nor child, nor dogs, nor
cats, nor poultry cross your path. Nor
wasps, nor bees; nor mosqultos,. nor
Mack ants, nor sand-files annoy you
in this part of New Zcalatjd, at least.
You have tho certainty that were you
to lie down to rest in the bush you
might slumber your fill without being
injured by bird or beast, reptile or in
scot It is a Garden of Eden truly, but
m yet one alwort wholly untenanted
by aught that walks or talk or crawl
or creep r We. Cor. LonOm We,
FOR SUNDAY READING.
A CHILD'S SONQ.
A little child, six summers old
So thoughtful nnd so fair,
There, seemed about her pleasant ways
A mora than childish a.r
Was sitting on a summer eve
Uencath n spreading tree,
Intent upon an ancient Hook
'that lay upon her knee.
Bho turned each paa-o with careful Laud,
And strained licrsurht to see.
Until the drowsy shadows slept
Upon the irras.v lea;
Thou cloed the Hook, and upward looked.
And straight bevan to sltur
A simple cre of hopeful lovo
This ery childish thing!
"While hern below, how sit cct to know
Ills wondrous lore nnd slon ;
And then, through (trace, to sea Ills face,
And lit o with lllm lug-lory."
That little child, ono theory night
Of winter wind nnd stoirn.
Wn tolnfron awenrveouch
Her weak and wnted form!
And in htr pain, nnd in Its pause.
Hut clasped her hands In prayer
(Stranirn that we had no thoughts of
While hers wero only there)
Until she said: "Oh, mother, dear, '
Hon sad toil seem to be I
ltac ou fnrKOtton that Ho said
'Let chlldnen como to Id of '
Dear mother, bring tho blessed Hook
Lome mother, let us s nir."
Ami then uunln with fnltciiufr tonjrtio,
Mio sang that childish Ihliiui
"While hero below, how sweet toknow
HI wondrous love and story:
And then, through grace, to see. Ills faco,
And lite with lllm In glory 1"
Underneath a spreading tree,
A narrow mound Is seen.
Which first was cr.tcrcdbv tho snow,
1 hell blossomed Intogrecni
Here 111 ft 1 heaid that childish a eo
That sings on earth no moru:
Iu Heaven it hath a I'chcr tone.
And sweeter than boforo:
"For those w ho know His love below"
So runs tho wondrous story
"In Ilcmeii, thiougb grace, shall sen His
Anddncll w.tb Him In glory 1"
.1. T. t'. it'iii-tolnfl, in.Y. V. Observer.
International Sunday-School Lessons.
81 L'OXll QtMRTER.
April 4 The Word mado flesh.. John l:Ms
April 11 'the Klrst I) sclples .lohn ll.TAfil
April is The First Mlrnclo John Srl-11
April S.") Jesus und Nlcodemus..John a: I-ls
May 2 Jousat tho Well Juhi 4:520
May II Sowing uud Heaping.. ..John 4:27 4.!
May 16 Tho Nobleman s sou. ...John 4:4.1-54
May Zl .lesusat licthctda Jcun 5: MS
May JO .lesus Feeding rio
June 0 Jesus tho Ilrcnd of
Juno 13 Jesus tho Christ
Juno2i) Jesus nnd Ahrnhiim
John 8: DUB, nnd 44 89
Juno -T Hot lew. Service of bong; .Mltslon
ar, Timpcnuico or other Lesson selected
by tho tiiiool
FAITH AND HONESTY.
The Lard Will 1'roWite for Those Who Do
Their Duty, I. ho flight and Pay Their
The following characteristic remarks
arc from a recent sermon in Chicago by
Rev. Samuel Jones, the noted evangel
ist: Now no ate talking ubout the conditions of
Chrlstlnnlty, and I believe honesty Is the bed
rock upon which wo build If we build at till.
it is downright honesty, and 1 know what I
am talking about. Hlghtcous! I don't be
Hem lu our homestead nor jour bankrupt
laws. (Jod nlcss ou, brother, I bate been
w hero 1 paid the last dollar I could pay, and
was st 11 hundreds of dollars In debt I never
took a homestead though, never took tho ben
efit of any bankrupt law. I tell you another
thing. When I started In u poor, starving
church down In (Icorgl mcu who could have
held mo up said they would havo more confi
dence In tbo fellow it bo would pay bis debts;
und my orecious wife, though raised far
abovo that plane, was doing ber own cooking,
hor own Ironing, all her own housework, and
I was cutting her wood and doing every thing
I could for her; and out of my poor meager
salary I saw my wlro reach the point wnero
she didn't have a good dress to wear to nave
her I lc, and I didn't h-tve a whole coat to my
name, but 1 would go und pay f2.SU at a time
on a note; and. thank God, I paid tbo last
dollar ono hundred cents on the dollar. Ap
plause 1 Ami jou tan do It, too. If jou try.
Now If j on tun not pay your debts, do your
best, und ir jou can not pay ono hundred
cents pay a copper cent. Do your best and
pay cirry nickel jou can, and Ood will bless
j on und take you to Heaven, no doubt. Hut
llo don't take those peoplo to Heaven In dobt,
when they could puj their debts and would
not. Kighteous! Hlghtcous! Talk about
homestead und bankrupt luwsl What Is the
mutter A tellow down In Ocorglu swaps bis
bomoin Ilcmcn for a little, old, poor borne
stead ho can hardly make a living ou it ho
on nod it I am sorry tor that tort.
I will tell you the sort ol thiugl like. Turn
back over hero to the Old lestament, and I
find tho wlto of Ubadtah. a widow; her hus
band died owing Abub Uvu hundred dollars,
and they havo sued tho widow and levied on
ber bojs to sell them tor tbo debt. And
Obadiah's wifo, after they levied on tho chil
dren, she went to tho best law I had liked to
hare said the best lawyer, but sbo did not go
within a mile of one; she went to tho old
prophet of (Jod, to tbc best man alive on the
lace of the earth, and she said: "Prophet of
God, tbey hate lei toil on my tno children, o
sell them and pay for my husband's dobt;
what must I do? ' The old prophet looked at
her, and bo says: "What have jou got In
jour house?" SbossJd: " Nothing but a pot
of oil, and that Is to embalm our bodies when
wod.o." "Is that nil jou havo got?" "Yos."
Well, did bo say: "I will Clo jour itchedulo
and put you Into bankruptcy; if 1 have ever
knowu a taso that ougut to take tbo bank
nipt laws you are the ono " No, ho never
said a word about bankruptcy. What did he
suv? " Vpu go und cell that nil and ay that
debt" She went and bonowed ossein and
commenced drawing tho o.l out of the pot
and she drew, and drew, and drew tho oil, and
drew i uough to p iy the whole debt, and sho
bud more oil when she nuit drawing than
when sho commenced. That was God Al
mighty standing up to an honest woman,
don't j nu see? iApplausc-1
O. brother, I llko thut. And I wilt tell you
right low. If jou will Just do jour dutv and
live right and pay jour debts, God Almighty
will look utter jour sort If He has to put the
augols on liHlf-iutions. ILaugbter.
Ten j cursago tboy put mo on uclrcult down
In Georgia, und the year botoro tho drouth
had blighted that wliolo country; they dldn t
make u tenth of a crop that soasou; und the
fall caino and the merchants pressed thorn, and
I Just rodo around over the country, preach
ing righteousness. Said I: " Brethren, if
worst comes to worst don't do wrong; don't
tell a lie; don't takondtantago of your cred
itor; let him tuko jour mills aud jour stock
and let him take it all from you, but don't do
wrong: und then when be has taken all from
Jou, take jour wife aud children and load
hem Into the big road and sav: 'Wife and
children, we lire houseless and bed less, and
clotheslcss, but I liuicn't told a lie; J havo
maintained my integrity;' und said I: 'God
Almighty will come down and build a shelter
f or j ou right here, and never let you bo with
out a fcquaro meal. Do right If the beat ens
fall. Do right Do right"
Honestly, bouestly: righteously! Look
here, brethren, let us overhaul our life to
night. If j-ou bat ogof any thing that dontbe
long to j'ou according to that blessed Book
Jou givo It up to-morrow: It will be the best
nvostment j ou over made In your life. Now
jou mark that: It will case jou oonsclenoe
and put j ou right with God and with man: und
the Lord givo us a religion that will otean us
up from head to foot and make us Indeed and
In truth a people of God. doing our duty to
wards God and man.
Brother, let us be righteous after this: let
us do right and tben. In conclusion, wo will
look to that blessed hope and the glorious ap
pearing ot that great God and our Saviour
Jesus Christ; I remember tbo day when In in
mind I pushed old Greenleaf, and Blackstone,
and tho Code, and story, and all the law books,
1 pushed them to one aide. I looked at my
wife and child. I said; "No more of this
world or w hut it caudoto me or for me; I
give It all: 1 will takoupon myself the vow
of an earnest bumble minister and preach
tbo GospeL" I look back to that day with
more pride and gratitude than any day of mjr
life, when I out loose from this world and put
my hand In tbo hand of Christ to be led by
Him. I look back to It 1 look back. My
wife told me when 1 laid to her "lgtve up
this worldi I am rolDar to loin the winter-
ence." She said: "Sir, fdldu't marry you at
a preacher; I married you as a lawyer, and 1
never can afford to be dragged around over
tola country as a poor Methodist preacher a
wife." "WelL"laaU: "Wife, God has called
inn tn H " RhH saljlf tTn tiAM nnt millaul ma
to it. sir, and 1 will net er II vo with you aa a
Methodist itinerant preacher." I knew ber
will-power and argued tbo case with ber, and
sbo got the wont of it. Six weeks passed
away, aud tho train was coming up Sunday
that would, carry me to cooferofe, Wn ataf
up latu that Bight and UlkedM over. She
said i "If joutAottatiouth-bouB4rilTir
'conference In tbo morals I will tab lb
north-bound train for my Kentucky bona. I
will Mvcrlive with you another day." the
aaM: "l bare glvaa you tan tbaoaaM ori
mm of tar MaUty and lar.,riahl Ii " U
a bargain. God halBtaasae,! wlU praaub tba
t am going, notwithstanding what you ten
roo." Wo staid up late. Isald: "Wife. If
God calls mo to do this work He will remove
obstacles If any get In tho way." "Vos," sho
sad, "and Ho will have to move mo, too " I
got to slcop after awhile, and when t awoke
up tho next morning it was not daylight
Wife was standing by the bedside with a lamp
In her hand, and I opened my eyes when aho
railed mo, nnd I looked in her faco and said:
"Wifo, what has como over the spirit of your
dreams?" Sho said: "You know when 1 woko
you up about ono o'clock struggling In tho
very agonies of doathr "Yos." aald I. "I
recollect" "Well," sho said, "God'a hand wag
tin me and I told lllm if Ho wouldn t kill me
then-tind there I would muko the liest Meth
odist preacher's wifo tho balance of my life.
ICrcs of Amen.'l Now," sho said, "lam
with tou now, for tlmo and eternity,'' and a
more consecrated, self sacrificing wife God
M'vcr gave n minister of tho Gospel.
And while I talk to you to-nlgbt I dare ns
sort It sho Is on her knees In her humb'e
homo llft'ng her heart to tlod, and saying."
"(Jod bless my husband. Make him useful to
the multitudes that hear htm preach."
Hruthor, It has been n glad march up to this
hmir.lind on my march through to Canaan
soiiio oftliec dais I will got to mv Journey s
end, and 1 Just lull)- believe that I shall meet
my wire nnd children In thnt br ght world up
vondcr ns that I havo met this cougregnt ou
In Ihe rink to night Won't It be grand look
tug to that blesod hope that I will grcot luy
wife and children tlicio
DESTROYING THE BIBLE.
A Task from Which, Even Could They Ac
complish It, Skeptics, lufldcls and Athe
ists Would Shrink.
First, get rid of nil the copies in all
tho languages there ,nro IGO.000,000
copies, say, of tho Old and Now Testa
ments in ono book and iu portions of
tho book you must havo nil theso piled
together in a pyramidal mass nnd re
duced to ashes before you can say you
havo destroyed tho Bible. Then go to
tho libraries of the world, and when
you have selected every book that con
tains a reference to tho Old and Now
Testaments, vou must eliminate from
even book all such passages; and until
you liuvo so treated every book of po
etry and prose, excising all ideas of
grandeur and purity and tenderness
and beauty, for tho knowledge and
power of which the poets andproso
writers wero indebted to tho Iilblo;
until you havo taken all this from be
tween the bindings and turned them to
itshos leaving tno emasculated frag
ments behind; not until then have you
destroyed the Iilblc. Havo you dono it
Once more. Go to all tho eourts of
Inw, and having sought out tho pan
dects and codes, you must master
every princlplo of law and study what
it may havo derived from the Old and
Now Testaments, and have all such
passages removed from tho codes of
Jurisprudence. You must then go to tho
galleries of art throughout tho world,
and you must slash and daub over and
obliterate the achievements that tho
genius of tho artist has produced not
until then havo you destroyed tho
llible. Havo you done it thenP
What next? You must visit every
conservatory of music, and not until
tho world shall stand voiceless as to
masters, not until then havo you de
stroyed tho Bible. Then you must
visit the baptistries of the churches,
and from tho baptismal roll you must
erase all Christian names the names
of John nnd Mar) for thoy suggest
the Scriptures, nnd the register is
stamped with the Bible. Have you dono
No. Thoro is one thing more you
must perform. There is one copy of
the Bible still living. It is tho cem
etery of the Christian. The cemeteries
while they exist are Bibles, and to sup-
Iircss tho book, to let not a traco of it
io discovered, you must pass from
gravestone to gravestone and with
mallet and chisel cut out every, name
that is Biblical, and every Inspiring
passago of Scripture graven theroon.
To destroy tho Bible you must also blot
from tho mpmory of every Christian its
promises and comforts. Not till you
nave dono all this can you destroy
tho Bible 2r.' Guard.
How a Strone, Muuly, Christian Char
acter Is Molded and Developed,
Thoro is nothing valuable which
does not cobt something. Every dol
lar that you possess represents just
ono dollar's worth of labor. Every
coin in tho Nation's treasury means
precisely its own value of toil in dig
ging it from the mine, and preparing
it for current use. All tho great
monuments that havo been erected, all
tho temples, and castles, and palaces,
that have been built, havo in every
case been roared by laborious and
persevering toil. All tho groat libra
ries that have been written and print
ed, and most of tho wonderful inven
tions and discoveries of the age, aro
tho result of hard, untiring effort. If
you desire to become skillful in any
art, you subieot yourself to long aud
arduous training. If you would be
learned, it is only by years of per-
severing- stuay mat your oDjcct can be
And this lesson applies in the relig
ious lifo as well. Tho perfect Chris
tian character is not attained in a day.
It Is "fifst the blade and thon tho oar."
It is evil passions resisted and over-'
CQine, and finally crushed. It is the
harsh word unspoken, the unkind'
thought suppressed, nnd at last the life
adorned and beautified by loving, gen
tle, hopru) words and deeds. It is first,
perhaps, serving God in the bright sun
shine of prosperity, and then trusting
to His faithfulness through long, dark
days of adversity and sorrow. Effort
is needed to turn away from tho de
lights and pleasures of sin; to say "No!"
when sinners cntico; to hold on to the
truth when error seems more pleasing;
to walk in the straight and narrow way,
when tho brdader road is smooth, oi
its thorns aro bidden by roses.
Effort is needed to bo a Christian a
strong, manly Christ-like Christian.
But suclu aro just what God would
have; nnd that wo ma btaomosuch He
gives us work to do, and sometimes
eiouds to darken the way. That wo
may become such He gives us powers
and facultios to cultivate aud uso,
characters to mold, responsibilities to
bear, and permits us to enter the battle-field
against sin, the world and the
devil, assuring us by His eternal truth
that to him that overcometh He will
give a crown of life. Golden Mule.
No matter who you are, what y out
lot, or where you live, you can not af
ford to do that which is wrong. The
pnly way to obtain happiness and pleas
ure for yourself is to do the nght thing.
You may not always bit tho mark; but
you should, nevertheless, always aim
for it, and with every trial your skill
will increase. Whether you. are to be
praised or blamed for it by others,
whether it will seemingly make you
richer or poorer, or whether no othet
person than yourself knew of your ac
tion, still, always, and in all cases, do
the right thing. Occident.
Argumeat may ailenoe an ohjector,
but scarcely ever wins the, heart. It it
the exhibition of divine lore that melt.
The darkBOM of sight is, aoattered tn
eroeptrUy aad, aoiielewlj by the riv
bgaaa. IP, CbcArmM,
"GIVE US A CALL."
tSnggested by teeing these word! in a sa
Qlreusacalll Wo keep good beer,
Wine, jrandy, gin and whisky heroy
Our doors itro open to bovs and men.
And even to women, now and then.
We lighten tho r purses, wo taint their
We swell up the columns of awful deaths.
All kinds of crlmos we sell for dimes.
In our sugar'd poisons, so sweet to tasto.
f j ou'vo money, position or time to watte,
Givo usa call.
Olvettiaoaltt In a pint of gin.
Wo sell more wickedness, shame and tin
Than a scoro ot clergymen, preaching nil day.
From dawn to darkness, could preach away.
And In our beer, (though it may take longer
To got n man drunk than drinks that are
Wo soil out property, shame nnd woo:
Who wants to purchaser Our prices are low.
Ulve us a call ,
Givo us n c.illt We'll dull rotir brains,
We'll givo j nu bead-aches nnd rocking pains,
We'JI make jou oid while tou yet tiro young,
To bos nnd slnndor wo'll turn your tonguo;
We'll make jou shltk from till useful wotk,
Make theft and forgory seem fair play,
And murder a pastime sure to pay.
Givo us a call.
Givo us n oalll Wo are cunning nnd wise:
Wo are bound to succeed, for wo advertise
In the family papers, tho Journals that claim
To bo pure In morals and fair of fame.
Husbands, brothers and sons will read
Our kind invitations, and some will beed
And give us n call: wo pav for all
Tho spaoo In the papers wo occupy,
Aud there's littlo in lifo that money won't buy.
If j ou would go down In the world, and not up,
If jou would bo slain by tho snako lnthocup,
Or lose jour soul in tho flowing bowl.
If j ou covet ahamo and a blastod name,
Ulve us u call.
A FEARFUL EXECRATION.
A fugitive Gem from the Great Temper
ance Orator, the Latu John II. Gough.
Of all of the powerful execrations on
rum delivered by tho Into John B.
Gough, tho most powerful has never
been published. I camo across it to
day. It is in Cough's own handwrit
ing, and was delivered by him twenty
six years ago. After its delivery a
young law student in tho audience, Mr.
T. S. Shepherd, now a resident of this
crry, asked Mr. Gough to favor him
with his words in writinsr. Mr. Gough
consented, ou condition that the m n
uscript never bo published while he
was on the lecture platform. The con
ditions wero nsscntcd to, and Mr.
Gough jotted down tho following
apostrophe on water nnd execration on
rum ns ho had delivered them while
holding r. glass of water in his hand: ,
"There is no poison in that cup; no
fiendish spirit dwells beneath those
crvstal drops to luro you and mc and
all of us to ruin; no spectral shadows
play upon its wavolcss surface; no
widow's groans or orphan's tears rise
to God from thoso placid fountains;
misery, crime, wretchedness, woe,
v nnt and rags oomo not within tho
hallowed precincts where cold water
reigns supreme. Pure now as when it
left its native heaven, giving vigor to
our youth, strength to our manhood
and solaco to our old age. Cold water
Is beautiful, nnd bright, and pure every
where. In the moonlight fountains
and tho sunny rills; in tho warbling
brook, nnd tho giant river; in the deep
tangled wildwood and tho cataract s
spray; in tho hand of beauty or on the
lips of manhood cold water is beauti
Now follows the execration on mm:
"Rural There is a poison in that cup.
There is a serpent in that cup whoso
sting is madness nnd whose embraco is
death. There dwells beneath that
smiling surface a fiendish spirit which
for centuries has been wahderiug over
the earth, carrying on a war of desola
tion and destruction against mankind,
blighting and mildewing tho noblest
affections of tho heart and corrupting
witb Hs foul breath the tido of human
lifo aad changing the glad, green earth
into a Itznr house. Gazo on it! But
shudder as you gaze! Thoso sparkling
drops aro murder in disguise; so quint
now, yei widows' groans and orphans'
tears ann maniac's yells aro in tho cup.
The worm that dietlt not and the lire
that is not quenched in that cup.
"Peace, and hope, and lovo, and
truth dwell not within that desolating
monster which men call rum. Corrupt
now as when it left its native hell, giv
ing fire to the eye, madness to the
brain end ruin to tho soul. Rum is
vile, and deadly, and accursed every
where. Tho poet would liken it in its
fiery glow to tho flames that flicker
around tho abode of 'the damned. The
theologian would point you to tho
drunkard's doom, while tho historian
would unfold the dark record of the
past and point you to tho fate of em
pires and kingdoms lured to ruin by
tho siren song of the tempter, and
sleeping now in cold obscurity, the
wrecks of what onco were great,
graud and glorious. Yes, mm is cor
rupt, nnd vile, and deadly, and accursed
everywhere. Fit type and semblance
of all earthly corruption.
"Basoart thou yet as when thu wise
men warned us of thy power and bade
us floe thy cnchantiaont. Vile art
thou yet as when thou first went forth
on thy unholy mission tilling earth
with desolation and madness, woe and
anguish. Deadly art thou yet as whon
thy envenomed tooth first took fast
hold ou human hearts, and thy serpent
tonguo first drank up, tho warm lifo
blood of Immortal souk. Accursed art
thou yet as when tho bones of thy first
victim rotted in a damp grave, and its
shrieks echoed along the gloomy cav
erns of hell. Yes, thou infernal spirit
ol rum, through all past hast thou
boon, as through all coming time thou
shale be, accursed everywhere.
"In tho fiery fountains of tho still; in
the soothing bubbles of tho cauldron;
in the kingly palace and the drunkard's
hovel; in tno rich man's cellar and the
poor man's closet; In tbo pestilential
vapors of foul dens, and in the blaze
of gilded saloons; in the band of beauty
and ou thn lip of manhood rum is vile,
and deadly, and accursed everywhere.
'.' Rum, we yield not to thy unhal
lowed influence, and together we have
mot to plan tby destruction. And by
what new name shall wo call thee, and
to what shall we liken thee when we
tpoak of thy1 attributes. Others may
call thee1 child of perdition, tho base
born progeny of sin and Satan, the
murderer of mankind and tho destroy
er of immortal souls: but I this night
will give thee a now name among men
hiu uunu micu wuii u uurf fjuKur, mil
that new name shall bo tho sacrament
al cup ol tho rum power, and I will tray
to all the sons ana daughters of earth!
Dash it downl And thou, Rum, shalt
oo ray text in y pilgrimage among
men, and not alone shall my tonzuo
Utter it, but the groans of orphans in
their agony and the cries of widows In
thoir desolation shall proclaim it tho
enemy of home, tho traducer of child
hood, and the destroyer of manhood;
and whose only antidote is the sacra
moBtal cup of Temperance, cold Wa
tov." rfooitdr (a) Car. If. Y. Moil
ana jctfrtu. t
The ott remarkable product of, the
TenMraiiot) agitation of late yeata la a
GersBaaraBti-lagw-beer organ, Dtr
XaataVtMalBaaa A mmM0UBm9HmH'
"HAD BEEN DBINKINO."
Bat How Almnt the Maa Who 8aM Thaaa
the Hellish PolsonT
One night not long ago, Ave Baa
Francisco hoodlums committed nboast
ly outrage upon a woman who was old
enough to bo their mother. When tho
young scoundrels were arrested, thoy
said: "Wo had been drinking togethor
nil tho evening, nnd wo' hardly know
what wo wore doing." Thnt oxctiso
will not help them. It is a well set
tled principle in our courts that drunk
enness docs not justify or oven palliate
enme. Tho hoodlums aro verily guilty,
nnd will bo severely punished.
But how about the man who tempted
them to drink, and who gavo them rum
lato at night, knowing that it would
lire their brnins and send them out into
tho streets as howling domonsP Has ho
no responsibility in this matter? YcS,
in tho sight of God ho Is particcps
criminls, an accessory before tho fact,
tho alder and abettor of tho scoundrels
whom ho prepared for their deed ot
violenco and shame. At tho bar of con
science and common sense he must be
pronounced guilty. But our human
laws pay no attention to him. Tho
officers of Justice do not inquire where
those hoodlums got their whisky
what ono of tho thousands of licensed
dram-shops they patronized that night.
Now, this is all wrong, 'and it Is tlmo
that people waked up to sco it. If the
rum-seller was arrested whenever thoso
who had drank to Intoxication at his
bar were guilty of a crime a crimo
evidently committed because thoy wore
drunk if ho hnd to stand with thorn in
tho dock and bear disgraco nnd pun
ishment with them well, if this did
not drive him out of tho business it
would make him a little more careful
as to when nnd to whom he sold his
liquid damnation. The coolness with
which tho liquor business shirks its re
sponsibilities is something marvelous.
It will be ono of tho wonders of history
when our great grand-children read
tho annals of this age.
Tho caso of those hoodlums made me
think of Samson nnd tho foxes. Sam
sou caught tho foxes and tied them to
gether with firebrands between them.
Thnt is just what our rum-sellers do.
They get men together. They tiro
them up in couples and companies.
Thoy know very well that men aro far
more reckless in masses than, alono.
And so thoy try to attract a crowd. Ten
men together will drink twice as much
as tho aggregate of what the same num
ber of men would drink if they went to
tho bar ono by ono. Well, Samson
coup cd his foxes and fired them, add
then let them go. That was all he did.
He knew, of course, that they would
run into tho standing corn of the Phil
istines, nnd burn it up. But he didn't
send them there. Then what right lind
tho Philistines to blame Samson? What
business hnd they to go and burn his
wifo and her father? Thoy did not un
derstand the limitations of responsibili
ty ns wo do. They did not recognize
tho Inalienable right of men in a freo
country to eaten ns many foxes iw tiiey
can and fire them up and turn them
loose. Thnt you and I havo standing
corn that will bo imperiled by tho fiery
foxes may be our misfortune, but it is
not Samson's fault. All thnt he does
is perfectly right and legal. Our wrath
and indignation must bo expended only
on tho foxes. They alono are to blame.
If wo can catch them wo ought to pun
ish thorn severely. But as for Samson,
ho is as strong in his rights ns he is in
his muscles. He need not go and In
trench himself on tho top of the rock
Elam. He cnn set traps for foxes with
impunity all over the blackened fields.
He can kindle fresh fires there, and
cathor fire-brands, readv for more
sport whenever there is anything more'
Now, that is the theory and practice
of the liquor business in theso days.
Thu world has made great progress
since Samson's time. The rmnt ol the
rstill is a great deal stronger than the
giant son ot junnoan was. Aim no
goes about slaying his thousands and
tens of thousands, and nobody thinks
of arresting him ns a murderer. Oh,
no, ho hns a right to slay, for ho does
not do tho deed directly. Ho only
sharpens tho knifo and puts it into tho
hand of the man he has crazed, and
tells him to go and kill somebody else.
Iu all other cases we arrest and try a
partlceps criminls, an accessory before
the fact, nn aider and abettor of crime.
And when we get wise enough and just
enough to do so in the case of thu liq
uor traffic, wo will soon have this mod
ern Samson shorn, and grinding in the
mill of some useful occupation instead
of gathering foxes nnd tying firebrands
to their tails. "Obadiah Oldschool," in
The Adulteration of Beer.
Tho Now York Mail and Express
has been at work among tho breweries
to ascertain the composition and char
acter of the beer that a good many peo
ple drink in the metropolis, and it finds
that much of the stuff is not lager beer
at all, but a compound which contains
ono or more of such ingredients as
quassia, aloes and nux vomica, and
very littlo of hops. It lias interviewed
a number of physicians on the effect of
drinking such compounds, and finds
thorn generally agreed that the drink.
Ing of beer tends to disease more di-
vcctly than the drinking of liquors '
They found among their patients win
used beer habituulry a general relaxa
tion of tho system and a degeneration
of vital power, and among the mora
3 oci fie effects a marked tendency to
It might be pertinent to ask, in this
connection, how many pooplo fifty
years of ago ever heard of Bright'sdls
easo twenty or thirty years ago? It
was an almost unknown ailment then;
now it is a quite common affliction and
a terribly painful one, with results
almost invariably fatal. It is true that
people have it who do not drink boor,
but there can still be no doubt that
habitual uso of impure beer is respon
sible for the rapid multiplication of
kidney difficulties since brewers learned
the art of cheap adulteration. The
Mail and Express says thoro aro a num
ber of stores in New York that keep
"brewers' supplies," some of which
undoubtedly . go into beer.' Somo of
them are to give it the bitter taste, some
to'makolt foam, and somo to ago it
artificially, but all aro harmful nnd in
tho end destructive. Kingston N. Y.)
Tmt drunkard, the epioure, the
raiser, tbo ambitious man, the osten
tatious man, the devotee of art, eaoh
finds less pleasure in the things for
which ho loves as U e days go on; and
sooe he lives chlcllj for thcoo things,
slnoe lifo has no real significance to
him save in the possession and uso of
t-hcte things, bis life, at a whole.be
comes low and lets satisfying to hit
tho lonjrer.hn Uvea; the keen Measure ol
existence u eoBe; it may even become -!
a harden to him. and he Mar hastes''
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