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WE CVN NEVER FORGET. t
There are faces that live in our hearts,
Though for years some have been 1id
'Neath the sod, in the silence of death,
Where ne'er comes the blest light of the
Yet the glance of an eye, soft and dark,
Or the smile of a stranger we meet,
Will recall all the features we've loved t
Of the face that, to us, seemed so sweet.
'There are voices we cannot forget,
Which, like music, still ring in our heart,
Though, since last the tones fell on our ear; I
We have lived 3 ears, as strangers, apart,
Yet by chance, through the din of the t
Comes a voice, sweet and clear as a bird,
And at once, in our heart, mem'ries fond,
Of the dear ones we loved, have been
There are words that to us cannot die
Words of comfort and courage and cheer,
Which were spoken by saints up above,
Who once toiled and suff eredi down here;
And they speak to our hearts, through the
That have passed since we heard the
And they echo again through our souls.
And stifle our world-weary groans.
There are pleasures we knew in the past,
That are treasured in memory yet,
And, though time rolls relentlessly on,
We can never those pleasures forget;
But, when dark storm-clouds roll o'er our
And life has no sunshiny days,
- Then the pleasures we loved in the past
Willi eturn, with their charm, to our gaze
Oh ! the things that we cannot forget,
That we would not forget if we could:
They are treasured in ioemory's home,
'Mong the true and the pure and the good.
And when life on this earth is all o'er,
And we never more labor or wait,
Miay we cherish those memories still,
When we enter the heavenly gate.
BY HELEN FORREST GRAVF-S.
"There are six of us:" said Fenelia
Greyton: "and nothing to live upon.
She looked around upon the rest of
the Greyton family with the tragic air
of a modern Medea.
The Greytons lived in a pretty old
manor house on the Bloomingdale
road just a pleasant drive out of town.
They liked pretty draperies, and cul
tivated rare roses, and painted lovely
little amateur pictures, and basked, in
a sort of unthinking way, in life's sun
They didn't know quite how much
income they had, nor exactly where
it came from. They only knew that
everything was in the hands of "poor
papa's la er"-a darling, white-hair
ed old pianthropist, who was devot
ed to the heathen, and who officiated
as Secretary to half a dozen foreign
missionary associations. And when
ever they wanted money they went to
him for it.
And one day, when Mrs. Greyton
and her daughter Lilla went to the
city office with a bundle of unpaid
bills to get Mr. Framingham to write
a check for them, the door was pad
locked, and a little paper notice "To
Let" was tacked upon it.
Where had Mr. Framingham gone?
When would he return? The pub
lic was densely ignorant on that sub
Why had he gone? And in answer
to this quettion there was a very uni
versal shrugging of shoulders, and a
whisper about a general' "smash-up."
Poor Mrs. Greyton! She and Lilla
were both as ignorant and inexperi
enced of the world as a pair of white
kittens, and it was some time before
she could comprehend that Mr. Fram
ingham was a thorough faced villain,
and that she and her little flock were
"What shall we do?" murmured
Mrs. Greyton, after she had wept
trugh hr whole supply of pocket
"Couldn't we sell our hand-painted
china?" said Olarice, a swarthy
browed girl of eio-hteen. "I designed
every piece myseIf. And Mr. Favalhi
"Pshaw!" curtly interrupted Fen
ella. "Just look at the chmna stores,
crowded full of far finer work. Poor
Clarie! they wouldn't pay you the
price of the mineral paint it took to
do them for your plaques and vases."
"I can do art embroidery very nice
ly." suggested Mona, a tall, shy girl
with liquid black eyes, and jetty hair
growing low on her forhead.
"The embroidery market is over
full," said Fenella, who was the incar
nation of common sense for the fami
ly. "If you could do housework now,
Mona looked down at her slim
white hands, all sparkling with rings,
But Bess, the youngest, camne brave
ly to the rescue.
"The first thing," said she, "is to
send all the servants off except Ann.
We can't afford to pay four girls and
a man any longer."
"But who is to keep the garden in
order," cried Clarie, "if we discharge
"It must go without being kept in
order," said Bess, "or else we must do
"My poor roses!" sighed Mrs. Grey
"Mamma's roses shall not suffer,"
said Lilla. "I will look after them
"And old Mrs. Playford, who spends
a month with us every summer?" said
Mona. "And the Bidgood girls, who
always invite their friends here to the
midsummer picnics-and all the peo
ple whodrive out from the city to
"We must make a clearance of the
whole of 'em !" said Fenella, crisply
"unless, indeed, they would like to
make a business matter of it and pay
"Oh, Fenella!" cried Mrs. Grevton.
"Well, why not, mamma? SJo far
as I can see, we haven't g-ot money to
buy ourown bread and butter-so
how can we afford to order ices, and
frozen puddings, and pates de foie
gras for other people? But if we had
a regular income, I am almost sure,
with Ann's help that we could set a
vy nice table for boarders."
"Mamma," said she, "has it come to
Bess frowned savagely.
"Lilla," said she, "don't be a fool!
unless you think you would like to
And while the family were still in
committee-of-the-whole, old Mrs.
Playford's huge, old-fashioned ba
rouche rumbled up to the door, with
a Leaning Tower of Pisa strapped on
behind in the shape of trunks!
"I'm a little earlier than usual, my:
sweet girls," said she, with a smile:
that revealed the golden hinges of her:
false teeth after a most ghastly fash
ion. '"But the season is intolerably<
hot, and my doctor declares it would
be suicide for me to remain longer in
town. And I know, darlings. I am1
always sure of a welcome here !" l
Mrs. Greyton was about to reply,j
when Fenella stepped forward.
"Then you haven't heard of it?"1
said she. "We are ruined, Mrs. Play
ford. Old Mr. Framingham has spent
all our money and gone to Australia.
We can't entertain company any lon
ger. But if you would like to board ]
here, at a reasonable compensation, 1
we shall be glad to receive vou, anda
give you all thie comforts of a home.'
nrned a sickly putty color
"'Johlni, John: sle cried to the
tan: "voh needn't unstrap those
'uiks. I have so many friends who
re anxious for my society, that
eallv I am not at liberty to accept
our very singular proposition" (to
'enella). "Of course" (to Mrs. Grey
oni "I sympathize deeply with you.
ut we all know that riches iave i
ings, and I never did put any conti
lence in Mr. Framingliam as a busi
Less man. So sorry that things should
ome to such an awkward conplica
"There she goes the old harridan
aid Mona, as the withered lianld
vaved itself from the carriage Wim
ow, half-way down thet drive. "She
ias lived upon us for six suilille's,
LUd now she wouldn't fling one of us
t penny if were starviug:
Old Mrs. P'lavford was bttter than
In advertisement in the newspapers.
'he Bidgood girl caie it) more; tLe
ity people kept sublimely away. The
1d adage concerning the flight of rats
rom a falling house came strictly
" Rosa Bidgood hasn't even comie
Ifter that conserve of rose-leaves I
romised her." said Mona, sadly.
-And I gave live dollar'for the spices
md essential oil, and I dried the jac
luemnilot and neil leaves so carefully
md Clarie painted such a beautiful
yl ttertly jar for it:
"Can I have the pot-pourri. Mona.
isked Bess. suddenly.
"Yes, ;f you want it." answered
alona, with a shrug of li shoulders.
"We can't eat nor drink dried rose
"Perhaps we- can," said lBess to her
And she rummaged out divers and
undry rare old porcelain jars aid
mases from the family stores, tilled
lhem with the sweet, strangely-scent
d mass that Mona had concocted, and
arried them quietly to town.
"It smells exactly like Mrs. Grey
on's drawing-rooni at the manor
iOUSe here!" exclaimed Ferdinand
[oughton, as he entered the studio of
Siss Malvina Morris, a fair feminine
sculptor, who had some very original
deas of her own, and was on "hail
ellow-well-met" terms with all the
ther artists of both sexes.
She was neither young nor pretty,
yet every one liked Miss Morris.
"Well, I should think it might,"
aid she. "Do you see those wine jars
n the shelf ?"
"Of course I do. What are they"
"They are filled with-conserved rose
leaves.~ Mona Greyton made them.
Bess, the second sister, wants me to
sell them for her. Real old porcelain
-leaves full of the subtlest scents of
Bendemeer. Will you take one at ten
"Then it's irue?" said Houghton.
"About their financial troubles?
Unfortunately yes," said Miss Mal
vina. "Ionly wish I could help them.
Come, buy the pot-pourri-there's a
'Its may last ten-dollar bill." said
Ferdinand, "but here goes: Mona
Greyton is an angel. Do you suppose,
Miss Mally, she would accept a poor
artist like me, with no particular in
ome and nothing to live on
"Try it and see," said Miss Morris.
"But I'm not half good enough for
"Possibly," acceded Miss Malvina.
"But there are five girls, you know,
ad nothing to live on."
So Ferdinand bought the pot-pourri,
ad rode out at once to the manor
"Your uncle, sir, wants to see you
Lp at the house." said the groom who
led out his little gray nag.
"I can't stay this morning," said
oughton. "l'm in a hurry."
"But it's some very particular busi
ness," said the man, running down
the pavement after him.
"Oh, hang business:" said Hough
And off he rode.
Mona was in the garden with a
basket, gathering mor'e rose leaves.
She thought the pot-pourri question
Caice was painting desperately
away at old India ginger jars. up
Fenella was writing an advertise
ment, "Boarders 'Wanted," for the
"The house is as big as a hotel,"
said she. "Why not niake some use
Mona Greyton listened withismiles
and tears to Ferdinand Hioughton's
"But wvhat could we live upon?"
"Why, I could paint pictures," said
this sanguine young wooer. "I'm
sure to sell them at a tearing big
price as soon as my name becomes a
ittle better known: and I'll have
your mother and all the girls to live
"Oh, Ferdinand?" said Mona. half
laughing, half crying.
And then the young artist knew
that he had not p leaded in vain.
"And it's all owing to the pot
pourri," said she, "the sweet, p~oetical
"Every bit of it," said Ferdinand.
But his uncle listened gravely to
he tale when the young man came
home, late in the moonlight, with his
eart full of love affairs.
"Humph:" said Uncle Barlow.
How many pictures did you sell
uring the past year?"
"At how much?
"Seventy-five dollars each," rel uc
antly adnmitted Ferdinand.
"Hlumph :" again gruntcd this re
entless old Rhadamanthus. "And
you expect to maintain a wife and her
other and four sisters on a hundred
nd fifty dollars a year?"
"I shall manage to maintain them
in some way, sir," said the un
abashed nephew. "There's always tihe
F'ar West. you know."
Uncle Barlow laughed.
"I think we can manage to do bet
er than that for you, you young
scamp." said he. "If you had turned
ack this morning when I sent for you,
nstead of pelting off to the manor
ouse as if it were a question of life or
eath, you would have learned that
>ld Framingham had been ovei'hauled
.n London, en route for Van Dieman's
and, gorged with plunder like an old
"What, sir :" shouted Ferdinand.
'The Greyton's defaulting lawyer:?"
"Himself and none other." said
ucle Barlow. "We had a cable tele
~rame at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Greyton's
noney is all safe in the hands of our
"But sir," gasped Ferdinand, "how
1 you come to know this:"
"Old Dorrance Greyton did me a
avor once, when I was a struggling
nan," said Mr. Barlow. "It was not
ny intention to stand by and see his
vidow defrauded without some slight
affort in her behalf. It seems that I
vas just in time.
So thlere was an end of the G revtonm
.roubles. They kept the old manor
0use. Ferdinand Houghlton set up
iis studio there in one of the gr'eat
orth-lihted rooms, and Mrs. Hlough
on mares pot-pourri every year of
And as fast as the other giirls marry
>f-which is by no means a slow~ busi
iess, for they'are ev one of thiem
iandsome-shie gives each a wveddinig
resent, of a1 swee't conserive of scented
eaves, in an old Oriental jar.
'For pot-pouirris are Im-kv," she
TOO LATE TO RErALL.
REV. DR. TALMAGEON WRONGS THAT
CANNOT BE RIGHTED.
Ili, Opinio m of tlie Ill pardotlable Sinl.":
Not sib. e Totd:y to Cosili( t l I I Sotile
Irreveabtle M1itkes -:liier:ttled--The
'-igil (.til of tlie Gosiel.
F-w Y mK, JulIY 14. In his ser
mon for today lev. Dr. Taliage, who
is still in the west on his annual sum
me1r tour. chose a subject which has
beeni a fruitful theme of theological
disputation for centuries past viz,
"'hIe i)ardonable sin." Tie tixt
selected were: -A1 m11anniit. of sill and
blasphemiy shall be folr\ivel unto
len, tut th,1e blasphemy a"alist the
1iolV (Ibest slintl not be forg-ivell tn
to ien!. Anid wthosoever speaketh a
word against the Stn of n , it shall
be forgiven hnn,but whosoever speak
eth against the Holy Ghost it shall
not be for2iveln himi, neither in this
world, neitelir in the Vorld to comie"
Matthew xii.: ,:3.
'1 e found no place of repentance,
tlough he sought it carefully with
tears"-liebrews xii, 17.
As sometiles you gatherl the whole
family arund tile evenilng stand to
hear sone book read. so now ve gath
er - a great (iristian family group
to study this text, and n0w nmyjv one
and the same lamp cast its glow oni all
\ou see from the first passage that I
r.ad that there is a sin again.st the
I1olv G host for wvhich a muau is; never
pardmed. ( >ince having lcolimitted it,
he is bound hand and foot for the
dungeons of despair. Sermons may
be preached to him, songs may be
surng to himn, prayers may be offered
in his blehalf, but all to no purpose.
He is a captive for this world and a
captive for the world that is to come.
Do you suppose that there is any one
here who has committed that sin All
sins are against the Holy Ghost, but
my text speaks of one especially. It
is very clear to my own mind that the
sin against the Iliy Ghost was the as
cribing of the works of the Spirit to
the agency of the devil in the time of
the apostles. Indeed the Bible dis
tinctly tells us that. In other words,
if a nan had sight given to him, or if
another was raised from the dead, and
some one standing there should say:
'This man got his sight by satanic
power. The Holy Spirit did not do
this. Belzebub accomplished it," or,
"This man raised from the dead was
raised by santanic influence," the man
who said that dropped down under
the curse of the text and had commit
ted the fatal sin against the Holy
Now, I do not think it is possible in
this day to commit that sin. I think
it was possible only in apostolic times.
But it is a very terrible thing ever to
say anything against the Holy Ghost,
and it is a marked fact that race
has been marvelously kept back from
that profanity. You hear a man swear
by the name of the Eternal God and
by the name of Jesus Christ, but you
never hear a man swear by the name
of the Holv Ghost. There are those
here today~ who fear they are guilty of
the unpardonable sin. Have you such
anxiety? Then I have to tell you pos
itively that you have not committed
that sin, because the very anxi
etv is a reeult of the move
ment of the gracious spirit, and
our anxiety is p~roof positive, as cer
tainlv as anything that can be demon.
strated in mathematics, that you have
not committed the sin that~ I have
been speaking of. I can look off upon
this audience and feel that there is
salvation for all. It is not like when
they put out with those lifeboats from
the Loch Earn for the ille du Hav-re.
They knew there was not room for all
the ~passengers. but they were going to
do as well as they could. But today
we man the lifeboat of the gospel, and
we cry out over the sea. "Room for
all :" Oh, that the Lord Jesus Christ
would, this hour, bring you all out of
the flood of sin and plant you on tihe
deck of the glorious old gospel craft.
But while I have said I do not think
it is possible for us to commit the par
ticular sin spoken of in the first text,
have by reason of the second text to
call your attention to the fact that
there~ arc sins which, though they
may be pardoned, are in some respects
irrevocable, and you can find no place
for repenitanice, though you seek it
caefully with teal's. Esau had a
birthright given him. In oldlen times
it meant not only temporal but spirit.
ual blessing. One day Esau took his
irtrighlt and tr'aded it off for some
thing to eat. Oh, the folly: But let
us not be too severe upon him, for
some of us have committed the same
folly. A fter lhe had made the trade,
he wanited to get it back. JIust as
thotgh you tomorrow mnorning should
take all y-our notes and bonds and
overnment securities and should go
nto a restaurlant andl in a fit of reck
lessness and hlunger' throw all those
securities on tihe couinter' amid ask for a
plate of food, making that exchange.
This was the onie Esau made. lie sold
his birthright for a mess of pottage,
and he was veryv sorry about it after
ward, but "hie found no place for r'e
petnce, thloughl he sought it careful
it with tears."
There is an impr'essionl in almost
every man's mind that somewhere in
the future there will be a chlance
where he can corr'ect all his mistakes.
Live as we may, if we only repent in
time. G3od will forgive us. and then all
will be as well as thiough we had nev
er committed sill. My discourse shall
come in collision with that thleory. I
shall show you, my friends, as God
will help me, that there is such a
thing as unsececssful repentance: that
there are things'done wrong that al
was stay wrong anud for them you
mar seele some place of repentance
and seek it carefully, but never find
Belonging to this class of irrevoca
ble mistakes is the folly' of a misspent
outh. We amy look back to our col
lege days anld think how we neglected
cheitry, or geology, or botany, or
mathematics. We may be sorry about
it all our days. Can wve ever get the
discipline or the advantage that we
would have had had we attenided to
those duties in early life: A man
wakes up at 40) years of age and finds
that his youth has been wasted, and
he strives to get back his early advan
tages. Does lie get them back-the
das of boyhood. the days in college,
the days under his father's roof:
"Oh," hte says, 'if I could only get
those times back again, how I would
implrove them :" My brother, you will
n~ever get them back. They are gone.
gone. You may be very sorry about
it and God may forgive, so that you
may at last reach heaven,but you wvill
neer get over some of tnte mishaps
that, have conic to y-our soul as a re
st of yotur neglect of early duty.
You mar tre to undo it: y'ou canmnot
undo it.' \hen you had a boy's arms
and a oys~ eyes and a boy's heart you
oughit tot hia'e attended to those
t~is. .\ man says, at 5(1 years of
ae "I do wish I could Zet over these
haits~ of lidoltnce." When did you
et them -A-t 2o or' 25 years of age.
Y o cannlot shake thtem oilf. They
w'll hang to yon to the very dayx of
your deaith. If a younlg man11 through
1011ong course of e'vil 'onduIct un~der'
mielis his ph!iysical helilthl, anid then
re~ets of it. in after life, thle Lord
bring back good physical condition. I '
said to a minister of the gospel, one C
Sabbatli, at the close of the service, t
"Where are you preaching now:"
<,h, he says. "I am not prlaching. 1
I am sufferinr from the physical ef- 0
fects of early sin. I can*t preach now; f
1 am sick." A consecrated man he
now is. and he mourns bitterly over t
early sins. bit that does not * arrest t
their bodily etfects.
The simple fact is, that men and wo- I
n11,1n often take 20 years of their life to t
build up influences that require all i
the rest of their life to break down. i
Talk about aman beginning life when
he is 21 years of age; talk about a wo- t
maii begining life when she is 18 t
years of age: Ah, no In iany respects I
that is the time they close life. In<
nine cax.es out of ten all the questions
of eteriity are decided before that. 1
Talk about a majority of men getting
their fo.tunes between 30 and 40:
They get or lose fortunes between 10
and 2u. A\ hen voutell miethataman is
just beginiig life, I tell you he is just
closing it. The next 50 years will not
be of as mnuh importance to him as
the first 20.
Now, whi- lo I say this: Is it for
the annoyanca' of those who have only
a baleful retrospection: You know 1
that is not my way. I say it for the 1
benefit of young men and women. I i
want then to understand thlateternity <
is wrapped up in this hour: that the
sins of youth we never get over; that 1
vou are now fashioning the mold in 1
which your great future is to run; 1
that a minute, instead of being 60
seconds long, is made up of everlast
ing ages. You see what dignity and
niportance this gives to the life of all ]
our1' young folks. Why, in the light
of this sub ject, life is not something i
to be frittered away, not something to 1
be smirked about, not somethingto be
danced out, but something to be
weighed in the balances of eternity.
Oh, young man, the sin of yesterday,
the sin of tomorrow, will reach over 1
1000() years-aye, over the great and
unending eternity. You may, after <
awhile, say : "I am very sorry. Now
I have got to be 30 or 40 years of age, 1
and I do wish I had never committed
those sins." What docs that amount
to? God may pardon you, but undo
those things you never will, you never
In this same categor3 of irrevocable
mistakes I put all parental neglect.
We begin the education of our child
ren too late. By the time they get
to be 10 or15 we wake up to our mis
takes and try to eradicate this bad
habit and charge that, but it is too
late. That parent who omits, in the
first ten years of the child's life, to
make an eternal impression for Christ,
never makes it. The child will pro
bably go on'with all the disadvantages
which might have been avoided by
parental faithfulness. Now you see
what a mistake that father or mother
makes who puts off to late life adher
ence to Christ. Here is a man who at
50 years of age say to you, "I must be
a Christian, and he yields his heart to
.God and sits in the place of prayer to
day a Christian. None of us can doubt
it. He goes home and he says: "Here
at 50 years of age I have given my
heart to the Saviour. Now I must
establish a family altar." What?
Where are your children now? One
in Boston: another in Cincinnati; an
other in New Orleans, and you, my
brother, at your fiftieth year going to
establish your family altar? \ ery well
better late than never, but alas, alas,
that you did not do it 25 years ago!
When I was in Chamouni, Switzer
land, I saw in the window of one of
the shop~s a picture that impress
ed my mind very much. It was a pic
ture of an acciaent that occured on
the side of one of the Swiss mountains.
A company of travelers, with guides,
went up some very steep pldaees-places
which but few travelers attempted
to go up. They were, as all travel
ers are there, fastened together w.ith
cords at the waist, so that if one slip
ped, the rope would hold him-the
rope fastened to the others. Passing
along the most dangerous point, one
of the guides slipped, and they all start
ed down the precipice, but after awhile
one more muscular than the rest stuck
his heels into the ice and stopped, but
the rope broke and down, hundreds
and thousands of feet, the rest went
And so I see whole families bound
together by ties of affection and in
many cases walking on slippery places
of worldliness and sin. The father
knowvs it, and the mother knows it,
and they are bound all together.
After awhile they begin to slide down
steep~er and the father becomes alarm
ed, and lie stops, planting his feet on
the "Rock of Ages." IHe stops, but
the rope breaks, and those who were
once tied fast to him by moral and
spiritual influences go over the precip)
ice. Oh, there is such a thing as com
ing to Christ soon enough to save our
selves, but not soon enough to save1
llow many parents wake up in the
latter part of life to find out the mis
take ! The parent says. "I have been
too lenient," or "I have been too severe.
in the discipline of my children. If I<
had the little ones around me again,
how ditferent I would do!" You will
never have them around again. The
wvork is done, the bent to the charact
er is givenl, the eternity is decided.
I say this to young parents-those]
wvho are 25 or 30 or 35 years of age
have the family altar "tonight. How
do you suppose that father felt aIs he
leaned over the couch of his dying
child and the expiring son said to him
"Father, you have been very good toi
me. You have given me a fine educa
tion, and you have placed mle in a fine1
social position: you have done every
thing for me in a worldly sense: but,
father, you never told me how to die.
Now IJam dying and I am afraid."
In this category of irrevocable mis
takes i place, also, the unkindnessi
done the departed. When I was ai
boy, my mother used to say to me
soinetimes, "DeWitt, you will be sor-1
ry for that when I am gone." And I:
r-eember just how she looked, sitting
there, with cap and spectacles, andi
the old Bible in her lap, and she never
said a truer tihing than that, for I1
have often been sorry since. While1
we have our friends with us, we say
unguarded things that wound the feel
ings of those to whom we ought to
give nothing but kindness. Perhaps
the pharent without inquiring into the
matter, boxes the chiild's ears. The<
little one. who has fallen in the street.
comes in covered with dust, amid, as
though the first disaster wer-e not
enough. she whips it.t
After awhile the child is taken, or
the parent -is taken, or the
companion is taken, and thosec
who are left say, "Oh, i.f we I
could only get back those unkinde
words, those unkind deeds; ifc
we could only get recall
them: But you cannot get themc
back. You might bow down over the I
grave of that loved one and cry and I
ry and cry --the white lips woulds
make no answer-. The stars' shall be
plucked out of their sockets but these e
influences shall not be torn away.
Tile world shall die, but there are i
sonmc wrongs imnmortai. The mortala
of which is. take care of your friends
while youi have them. Sparec the e
scolding: be economical of the satire:
shut up in a dark cave, fr-om which f
they shall never swarm forth, all the v
words that have a' sting in them. You c
will wish vou had some day- -very a~
soon you will- -perhlaps tomorrow. s
Oh, yes. While with a firm hand you t
admiiste alo paentl diphie, aso;
.dminister it very gently. lest somc
lay there be a little slab in the ceme
ery, ai on it. chiseled "Our Willie"
>r m- Unarlie." and though you
ow down prone in the grave and seek
place of repentance and seek it care
ully with tears you cannot find it.
There is another sin that I place in
he class of irrevocable mistakes, and
hat is lost opportunities of getting
rood. I never come to a Saturday
light but I can see during that week
hat I have missed opportunities of
etting good. I never come to my
irthday but I can see that I have
vasted many chances of getting bet
er. I never go home on Sabbath from
he discussion of a religious theme
vithout feeling that I might have
lone it in a more successful way.
:ow is it with you? If you take a cer
ain number of bushels of wheat and
;catter them over a certain number of
icres of land, you expect a harvest in
)roportion to the amount of seed scat
ered. And I ask you now, Have the
;heavcs of moral and spiritual harvest
orresponded with the advantages
riven How is it with you? X ou
nay make resolutions for the future,
)ut past opportunities are gone. In
ie long procession of future years all
.hose past moments will march, but
,he archangel's trurpet that wakes
.he dead will not wal:e up for you one
>f those privileges.
Esau had sold his birthright, and
here is not wealth enough in the
reasure houses of heaven to buy it
>)ack again. What does that mean?
[t means that if you are going to get
my advantage out of this Sabbath
lay, you will have to get it before the
and wheels around on the clock to
12 tonight. It means that every mo
ment of our life has two wings, and
,hat it does not fly like a hawk in cir
3les, but in a straight line from eter
ity to eternity. It means that though
>ther chariots may break down, or
Irag heavily, this one never drops the
brake and never ceases to run. It
means that while at other feasts the
,up may be passed to us and we may
reject it, and yet after awhile take it,
the cupbearers to this feast never give
as but one chance at the chalice, and,
rejecting that, we shall "find no place
for repentance, though we seek it
:arefully with tears."
There is one more class of sins that
[ put in this category of irrevocable
ins and that is lost opportunities of.
sefulness. Your business partner is
a proud man. In ordinary circum
stances, say to him, "Believe in
Christ," and he will say, "You mind
your business and I'll mind mine."
But there has been affliction in the
household. His heart is tender. He
is looking around for sympathy and
solace. Now is your time. Speak,
speak, or forever hold your peace.
There is a time in farm life when you
lant the corn and when you sow the
iced. Let that go by, and the farmer
%vill wring his hands while other hus
bandmen are gathering in the sheaves.
You are in a religious meeting, and
there is an opportunity for you to
speak a work for Christ. You say, "I
must do it." Your cheek flushes with
embarrassment. You rise half way,
but you cower before men whose
breath is in their nostrils, and you sag
back, and the opportunity is gone and
all eternity will feel the effect of your
silence. Try to get back that oppor
tunity' You cannot find it. You
might as well try to find the fleece
that Gideon watched, or take in your
hand the dew that came down on the
locks of the Bethlehem shepherds, or
to find the plume of the first robin
that went across paradise. It is gone;
it is gone forever.
When an opportunity for personal
repentance or of doing good passes
away, you may hunt for it; you can
not find it. You may fish for it; it
will not take the hook. You may dig
for it; you cannot bring it up. Re
member that there are wrong and
sins that can never be correcte; that
our privileges fly not in circles, but in
a straight line; that the lightnings
have not as swift feet as our privil
eges when they are gone, and lt an
opportunity of salvation go by us an
inch, the one hundredth part of an
inch, the thousandth part of an inch,
the millionth nart of anch, and not
man can overtake it. Fire winged
seraphim cannot come up with it.
The eternal God himself cannot catch
I stand before those who have a glo
rious birthright. Esau's was not so
rich as yours. Sell it once, and you
sell it forever. I remember the story
of the lad on the Arctic some years
ago-the lad Stewart Holland. A
vessel crashed in the Arctic in the
time of a fog, and it was found that
the ship must go down. Some of the
passengers got off in the lifeboats,
some got off on rafts, but 300 went to
the bottom. Oh, my friends, tossed
on the rough seas of life, some have
taken the warning, have gone off in
the lifeboat and they are safe, but
>hers are not making any attempt to
scape. So I stand at this signal gun
>f the gospel, sounding the alarm,
Beware! beware! "Now.. is the ac
~epted time: now is the day of salva
~ion." Hear it that your soul may
A Novel Obituary.
The happiest thing in the obituary
ine we have seen in a long time is an
~xtended notice of one John Black
nan, written by a friend of his and
rinted in the Marion Star. After an
numeration of Mr. Blackman's sev
~ral virtues we are given the follow
rg touching episodes of his career:
"The subject of this notice was,
hroughr most of his life, a dissipated
nan-drank a great deal of liquor.
he writer has known him often to
stay at Marion a week, and even two
weeks, drunk every day; lying out on
.he cold, wet ground at night, or other
ancomfortable places wherever he
night chance to be when overcome
with liquor and with sleep. Devilish
>oys about town would box him up
md ship him off on the train to WVil
ninigton, as it was said.' At other
imes they would smut his face, neck
mnd hands and let him walk about in
hat condition, and then, pretending
o get mad with whoever did him so,
rould take him into a store pretensive
y to wash him off, and give him a
rash pan of castor oil and tell him to
ash and 'Jack,' as he was called,
ould wash himself with the castor
>il. Yet 'Jack' would take all this in
~ood part: did not disturb his equa
iimity at all."
The~ writer is obviously a conscien
ious person, averse to concealments
nd opposed to forgetting or omitting
nything of interest regarding the
eceased. It is p leasant to be informed,
owever that Mr. Black man remain
d sober "fifteen or twenty years" and
ied at last in the full odor of sanctity
.t the age of ninety-rather a dis
ouraging fact for teetoelars. The
amented citizen was a good soldier of
wo wars but we submit that there
eems to be a slight incongruity some
there in this paragraph when consid
red with that alread quoted:
"Such men can not be too highly ap
reciated. He should be held out as
n example to all who followv him."
That the youth of Marion should be
xhorted to take as an example pro
iinent citizen who went on drunks a
ortnight long, slept where he fell,
as shipped to Wilmington in box
ars, had his face blacked and amid
11 these discouraging circums~tances
urvived to the respectable age of nine
y, is unusual, to say the least. --Green
WELL PONE. RICHLANI.
ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE COU'NTY
DECLARES FOR PEACE.
The JDenocratic Convention on Latst Satur
(lay Agree to Divide the I)ee;cation to
the Constitutional Convention Retween
Ihe Two Faction.s.
COLcMBIA, S. C., July 14.-Ricliland
County has decided to divide the dele
gates to the Constitutional Conven
tion. This wvas done at the meeting
of the County Convention today. Ev
ery precinct in the county was repre
sented and there were about one hun
dred delegates present.
The Convention assembled at 12
o'clock in the Court House. It was
called to order by County Chairman
Ray and Col. McMaster elected per
manent chairman and Mr. E. J. Wat
Before the Convention got down to
business Mr. W. H. Lyles said that he
learned through the newspapers that
he had beeTi eected a delegate from
Ward 3. He had been a member of
the club since its organization and lie
had the warmest feelings for its mem
bers. Of late years he had not been
in accord with some of the actions of
the club. We have been swept away
from Democratic moorings, lie said,
and for that reason lie could not con
scientiously serve as a delegate and
he asked that his name be stricken
from the roll.
Mr. N. G. Gonzales said that he
could not participate in any primary
called by the Irby committee. He
couldn't participate -.n the action of
the Convention and he aked to be ex
Capt. Lowrance said that the whole
thing was out of order. These gentle
men should have sent in their resigna
tions to their clubs. The names of the
two gentlmen were then stricken from
the roll at their own request.
The list of delegates was then handed
in and the Convention proceeded to
Mr. F. H. Weston moved that the
temporary organization be made per
manent. He alsointroduced the fol
W' Breas there is a movement among
Democrats of South Carolina to bury
their past differences, to reconcile the
opposmg factions in the party, and
Whereas, such a movement is truly
commendable and desirable and should
receive the hearty su pport of all who
love their State and glory in its pros
perity. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That Richland County
should send to the Constitutional Con
vention a delegation composed of three
Conservatives and two Reformers.
Mr. E. J. Brennen said that before
any resolution was discussed the call
for the convention ought to be read,
so the delegates would know clearly
what the object of the convention
County Chairman Ray said that the
convention was called to decide
whether there should be a division or
Mr. Talley moved that the preamble
be stricken out. There are some men
who honestly differ with us, he said,
and we should do nothing to offend
them. Mr. Weston withdrew the
preamble. Mr. Brennen said there
ought to be something definite in the
resolution as to how the plan was to
be carried out. As it is only a recom
mendation, and there is no assurance
that the arrangement will be carried
out in the primary.
Mr. Patton said that we are Demo
crats, and we are met here for a pur
pose. The main question is whether
there should be a divison, and that is
what we are here to aiscuss. We are
not here for hairspliting. If we vote
the resolution down then we may as
well go home. There were loud calls
for the question. It was put, but the
Chair could not decide by a viva voce
vote what had been done.
Before a divison was had Col. Tho
mas expressed his views on the pend
ing question. He heartily seconded
the resolution. He made an eloquent
address holding that now wasthe time,
if ever, that we should compromise
and make mutual concessions. If the
Constitutional Convention shall eli
minate the neoro as a factor in State
politics then tlie white people could
divide. The making of a Constitution
s a great work and the responsibility
s great. We must go at it united and
not divided. He maade an earnest plea
for a division of delegates throughout
There were several others who want
ed to speak but the Convention had
enouo-h and the previous question was
calle7 and the Ccnvention proceeded
to vote on the Westionresolution. The
roll was called and the vote resulted
in favor of the resolution by 53 to 39.
Mr. John T. Seibels moved that the
vote be made unanimous. There were
a few nays, but the adoption of the re
solution was received with applause.
Mr. C. V. Hennies moved that the
Conservatives name three men and
the Reformers two, to be voted on by
Mr. Tallev did not think the Conven
tion had a right to nominate-delegates.
There were several motions made to
adjourn, but they were voted down.
Col. McMaster then offer-ed the fol
Whereas the Democratic party of
South Carolina comprises two factions,
namely, the Conservative party, which
adherers to the national platform of
1892, on which Mr. Cleveland was
elected President, and the Reform
party, which embraces all political
creeds from Populism to true Demo
Whereas this Refor-m party, although
it has in its ranks many good men, is
dominated by a dangerous ring, which
is responsible for most of the bad leg
islation and corroupt elections in the
State, and for their selfish purposes
have called for a primary; and
Whereas an effort has been made by
patriotic men to heal our dissensions
b.y sending good, wise and competent
delegates to the State convention to
frame a Constitution which will in
sure good government and honest elec
tions: therefore, be it resolved by the
Democrats of Richland County:
1. That we repudiate the primary
ordered by the so-called Democratic
party of South Carolina, and do re
fuse to attend, or vote at any such
2. That we call upon all good men
throughout the State not to vote at
this primary as we believe it a trap
to perpetuate the power of a ring
which loves office better thtan the wel
fare of the State.
3. That we invite all good Demo
crats throughout the State to attend
the election ordered by the State and
to watch the managers and vote for
good men competent to frame a Con
Col. John P. Thomn's opposed the
resolutions and said that the conven
tion had done all that they could legal
ly do under the call. H~e moved to lay
Col. McMaster's resolutions on the
table which was promptly done.
Mr. Patton moved that the matter of
arranging for cairying out of the divi
son be left to the executive committee,
which was adopted.
Mr. F. E. Williams then introduced
resolutions to the effect that the Demo
cracy of Richland recognized the su
premacy of the State executive corn
mittee and went on to suggest ideas
ried out. They were similar to theI
idea of Dr. Robertson and after the
reading of them it was not considered
necessary to take action as the con
vention had already decided upon al
lowing the executive committee to de
vise the ways and means of carryingI
out the agreement. About twenty or
twenty-five men then arose upon their
feet and made motions to adjourn.
The chair put one out of the many.
which was unanimously carried and
the convention adjourned amid great
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
Facts of Interest, Gathered from Various
Prohibition carried Spalding Coun
ty, Ga., by 73 majority.
A negro preacher in West Virginia
is organizing his race to go to Libe
ria, where they "will not be lynched."
The Liberals have so far been bad
ly beaten at the elections held in En
gland. The Conservatives lead by a
Abe Small, alias Will Thompson,
was arrested in Baltimore last week
for the murder of two policemen in
Savannah last August.
A. N. Towne, second vice president
and general manager of the Southern
Pacific Company died last week at
An American named Zermatt Par
kett has accomplished the ascent of
the Matterhorn, over 14,700 feet
above the level of the sea.
In the Circuit Court of Indiana,
the Democrats have had set aside the
appointment act passed by the Repub
lican Legislature last winter.
There is great excitement in Sofia
over the attempted assassination of
ex-Prime Minister Stambuloff, and
the police are openly accused of being
accessories to the assassination.
Night watchman Brewer on the
Cape Fear and Yakin Valley Rail
road yard at Greensboro, N. C., was
run over by a 3 ard engine last Wed,
nesday night and cut in two. He was
se venty-five years old.
Coal Operator T. D. Stein, of the
Phonix Mines, Idlewood, Pa., ha
been indicted by the secretary of the
miner's organization for using fraud
ulent scales in weighing coal. He
has, it is alleged, swindled them out
of hundreds of tons.
The Governor of Wyoming has
received a letter from citizens resid
ing in the vicinity of the Indian trou
ble, imploring him to send troops to
the scene. Indians are gathering
there in force and the whites fear an
The first bale of the 1895 cotton crop
was sold at auction in New York on
Wednesday, It was from Daval Coun
ty, Texas, and was bought by J. C.
Graham & Co. Its grade was full
middling; price paid, 14* cents.
President Spencer, of the Southern,
says that there is absolutely no truth
in the reported purchase of the Sea
board Air Line by the Southern Rail
way, and Vice-President St. John. of
the Seaboard Air Line, as emphati
cally denied it.
The family of C. C. Newton. en
route from Marion, Ind., to Arkan
sas, have been poisoned by eating
toadstools, which they supposed were
mushrooms. Two girls, aged 13 and
17, and a boy aged 15, have died.
At a meeting of the supreme exec
utive board of the A. P. A., at Chi
cago last week resolutions were adopt
ed to the effect that the association is
not making war on the Roman Cath
olic religion, but on its political fea
Arrangements are being made for
a convention in Petersburg, Pa., for
the study of the Bible prophecies in
regard to the second coming of Christ
A prominent minister who is com
mite to the doctrine that will be
under consideration, said: "We are
not classed as cranks, but hold a doc
trine which is gaining rapidly. It is
asserted by one of the leading minis
ters of the Presbyterian Church that
there are at present five ministers
committed to this interpretation of the
prophecies where there was one ten
Valkyrie III., the challenger for
the America's cup sailed for New York
McFarland, of North Carolina, a
horse trainer, was instantly killed by
lightning at Cape Charles. Va., last
An American lady, Miss Balthy
has obtained the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy at the Goetingen Univer
sity at Berlin.
IPock Hoskins, a negro, shot and
killed Chief of Police Thomas J. Os
borne, of Norton, Va., Wednesday
night while the officer was attempting
to quiet a disturbance at a negro dance.
The jury in the case of Mary Aber
nathy, one of the women on trial at
Lunenburg Court House, Va., for
the murder of Mrs. Pollard, rendered
a verdict of murder in the first de
*As aresult of a big fire in Cincin
nati Thursday the square bounded by
Walnut, Water, Vine and Front
streets is in ashes. T wo firemen were
killed and sixteen injured. The loss
will reach *300,000.
Harry Bowden, a Pennsylvania
operator, was killed by tramps at
Bucyrus, Pa., last week, and his body
placed upon the tracks, where it was
struck by an engine and decapitated.
The crime was committed for the pur
pose of robbing the man.
T wo colored men were killed on the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, near
Williamsburg, Va., on Monday night.
and another fatally injured, by
their heads coming in contact with an
overhanging bridge. They were
standing on top of a frieght car.
Mate Wilson, from Boston, was
killed Tuesday at Philadelphia by be
ing struck by a negro lunch peddler.
He was teasing the colored man, and
finally threw a cobblestone in his bask
et of cakes. The negro turned quickly
and struck Wilson back of the ear
with his fist. Wilson dropped like a.
log and died almost immediately.
A Santa Fe freight train bound
from Denver to Colorado Springs fell
through a bridge on Wednesday near
Monument, Col., killing three per
sons, fatally injuring three. and se
riously injuring fifteen oth':rs. There
were twenty-three cars '.n the train
loaded with stone and limber. The
train passed nearly over the bridge
when the timbers gave way and the~
train went through into the gulch fif
ty feet below.
By the bursting of a steam pipe con
nected with the starboard engine of
the torpedo boat Ericson during a
speed trial Wednesday near New Lon
don. Conn., five men were frightfully
scalded, and it was at first thought
that three of them would die. Later
the physicians in attendance announc
ed that they had hopes of saving the
lives of all the injured men. The men
were connected with the engineer de
partment of the boat.
The silver men of Georgia held their
Convention at Grillin on Thursday.
Arrangements were perfected for a
thorough organization of "bimetallic
clubs" all over the State.
Mr. Stambulof, the "B~ismarck of
Bulgaria," died at Sofia on Thursday.|
The mansion occupied by the Turk-|
ish consul resident at San Francisco
was destroyed by lire last week. It
The Rev. Liddell Phillips a promin
ent Baptist missionary resident at
Calcutta, died last week.
The treasury department has issued
A cream ot tartar Daing powde*
E1ighest of all in leavening strength.-La -
est United States Government Food Re
Royal Baking Powder Company,
1( wan St.,N. Y.
rver for Tiban svmpathizers and fili
busters :Jon0 our coast.
W. W. Long. a man from Ohio,
was arrested at Skyland. N. C., last
Friday on tie charge of bigamy.
Ten thousand people-delegates and
visitors- -attended each daily sessionof
the Baptist Young People's Union of
America, held in Baltimore last week.
Andrew Thomas. a negro, was
vnched att -erantou, Miss., on Thurs
day, fora brutal assault upon an aged
white woman near Moss Point. Miss.,
two weeks ago.
In Plaiston, an eastern suburb of
London, two weeks ago, two boys
named Combe. aged respectively 13
and 11 years. brutally murdered their
mother by stabbing her to death. They
then played a game of cards on her
dead body. The boys are believed to
be insane, as the result of too much
reading of novels and bad books of dif
The returns from the Parliamentary
elections in England indicate a com
plete victory for the Conservatives.
A pleasuire boat capsized near Yar
moth, England, on Thursday, and six
of the occupants were drowned.
Commissioner E. B. Stahlman, of
the Southern Railway and Steamhip
Association, declares that-he will de
The president of the American Hu
mane association, who lives in New
York, declares his purpose to stop the
proposed bull fights at the Atlanta
Mr. Sam Basheat died at Suwanee
Shoals, Fla., last week. Claimed to
be 110 years old.
The State Bible Society.
CoLMBI, S. C., July 18.-The an
nual meeting of the State Bible Asso
ciation of South Carolina will be held
at the First Baptist Church in this
city on Thursday and Friday, the 1st
and 2d days of August next. The
meeting will be largely attended from
The following circular in regard to
the meeting has been issued:
Charleston, S. C., July 10th, 1895.
To the Local Bible Societies of the
Brethren: The executive committee
of the State Bible Association be&to
remind you that the annual meetig
of the association will be held at the
First Baptist Church, Columbia, S. C.,
on Thursday and Friday, the 1st and
2d days of August.
You are earnestly requested to send.
at least two delegates to this meeting;
and in order that arrangements may
be made for their entertainment, you
will please send at once to the com
mittee of arrangements at Columbia,
the names of the delegates you propose
The following named gentlemen
constitute the committee of arrange
ments: Rev. W. C. Lindsay, Rei.-W'
W. Daniel, Rev. M. M. Kinard.
Please attend to this important mat
ter at once.
You are also requested to sendto the
annual meeting a report. covering the
operations of your society during the
past year, the~ number of members be
longing, the number of Bibles distrib
uted, the amount of money collected,
ad anything calculated at all to the
irterest of the Bible cause throughout
the State; report as full as possible.
The committee have made every effort
to make the approaching meeting a
success, and earnestly ask you to lend
thenm your assistance. If practicable,
defray the traveling expenses of your'
delegates from your treasury. It will
not cost you very much, as will be seen
from the schedule of reduced rates
Gi re the Bible cause tihe benefit of~
your presence at the meeting in Au- -
gast and your prayers.
Henry P. Archer,
Chairman Ex. Comn. State Bible Ass'n.
Robert M. Means, Secretary.
The following is the programme:
First Dav's Session-1i. 12 o'clock m.
Calling of~ the meeting to order by
the president, Rev. Win. M. Grier, D.
D).: 2. Reading of the Holy Scriptures
ad devotional exercises; 3. Enroll
ment of delegates; 4. Reading of the
minutes of the last annual meeting; 5.
Annual address of the president; 6.
Aupointment of standing committees.
Night session-Address by Rev. Dr.
Thomas H. Law, of Spartanburg,.dis
tict Superintendent of the American
Second Day's Session-1. 9 o'clock,
eading of the Holy Scriptures and
eotional exercises; 2. Reports of lo- -
-al Bible societies; :3. Discussion; 4.
Address by Rev. Dr. H. WV. Bays, of
Abbeville: 5. Reports of committees;
. Election of officers; 7. Adjourn
Took H im to a Mob.
MomLE, Ala. July 18.-Andrew
Thomas, colored, who criminally as
sauted and brutally beat an aged
white woman named Mrs Vise, near
Moss Point, Miss, and who was capt
ured here some ten days ago and held
for requesition from the Governor, of
Mississippi, was taken to Scranton,
Miss. by Sheriff Miner on an early
freight train which reached Scranton
five minutes past4 this morning. There
was a mob of 230 men at the train
heavily arm y to receive the prisoner.
When~ the 'sheriff noticed a special
train from Moss Point standing on
the upper end of the siding he called
to his deputy that the jig was up.
Lights were extinguished in the ca
boose and the prisoner was concealed
in a box under the seats. The crowd
litterally swarmed around the train
nd jeered at the sheriff. A tall Missis
sippian discovered the negro in his
hiding place and cried out " Come on
bos, here he is," and with this the
rowd with a rush swarmed into the
oach. Half dr-agging and half punish
ing the mob ran with their victim up
nd across the track to a large water
oak that stands just accross the track
from the station. There were no pre
iinaries. The rope was in readiness
nd the negro was swung in midair.
Then commenced a fusillade that last
d fully fifteen minutes and the body
was literally made a peper box wit
An exchange says if the eggs bought
during very hot weather seem of ques
tionable character. place them mn a
pan of water: if the large ends turn
14p teY aire not fresh. This is an in- '
fallible rule to distinguishes a good