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EDITED BY REVi F. L. LEEPER.
THE GOLD EX TIME.
UYMAKQABKT E. 8ANG8TKR.
Wheat is the golden time? you ask,
The golden time for love,
The time when earth is green beneath,
And okios are blue above;
The time for sturdy health and strength,
The time for happy play.
When is the golden hour? you ask;
I answer you, "Today."
Today, that from the Maker's Land
Slips on the green world sea,
As stanch as ever ship that launched
To sail eternally.
Today, that wafts to you and me
A breath of Eden's prime,
That greets us, glad and large and free,
It is our golden time.
For Yesterday hath veiled her face,
And gone aa far away
As sands that swept the pyramids
In Egypt's ancient day.
No man shall look on Yesterday,
Or tryst with her again;
Forever gone her toils, her prayers,
Her conflicts and her pain.
Tomorrow la not ours to hold,
Way never come to bless
Or blight our lives with weal or ill,
With gladness or distress.
No man shall clasp Tomorrow's hand.
Nor catch her on the way;
For, wheu we reach Tomorrow's land,
She'll be, by then, Today.
You ask me for the golden time.
I bid yon "seize the hour,"
And fill it full of earnest work,
While yet you have the power.
Today, the golden time for joy,
Beneath the household eaves;
Today, the royal time for work,
For "bringing in the sheaves."
Today, the golden time for peace.
For righting olden feuds;
For sending forth from every heart
Whatever sin intrudes.
Today, the time to consecrate
Your life to God above;
Todav, the time to banish hate,
The golden time for love.
What a Drop of Oil Did.
Hanp! slam! Every time any one
went out the frontdoor, they had to
pull it shut with such energy that
the house shook from cellar to parret.
Grandmother would jump and
drop the ntitches from her knitting
needles, Aunt Tina's nerves would
nuiver, and even mother would put
her hands over her ears to shut out
the deafening noise.
We had moved into the house but
two months ago, and, singularly
enough, it had never occurred to any
of us that perhaps the spring-lock on
the front door might he persuaded to
ihut more unobtrusively. We had
accepted it as a part of our new con
ditions, and prepared ourselves to
endure the banging as patiently as
we might. If the doctor came to the
house to see n patient, he would
leave the door unlatched rather than
make the noise that would be neces
sary to shut it, and shy boy-visitors
who might be left to let themselves
out would bang it gently a dozen
times before they would be brave
enough to give it one conclusive
Terhaps we should have been bang
ing that door yet if Uncle Edward
had not come to make us a visit. He
heard the door bang twice, and then
he sDrane to his feet :
"That lock needs a drop of oil about
as hard as anything 1 ever saw
Fred, my hoy, get your mother's
oil-can for me."
I obeyed, and followed him into
the hall, curious to see what lie was
going to do. A drop of oil in the
lock, a little working backward and
forward to be sure that the oil had
reached every part, and then Uncle
Edward closed the door.
It closed so gently that I had to
open and shut the door myself to be
fully convinced that the lock really
worked. The family took turns in
going out for the purpose of noiseless
ly closing the door after them. Sure
ly no single drop of oil had ever be
fore wrought such a change.
"Always try oil, Fred.it will make
everything work smoothly," said
Uncle Edward as" he handed me back
the can. "Did it ever strike you that
persons as well as things sometimes
I stared at Uncle Edward in be
wilderment, lie was always saying
things that I did not understand.
"Yes, I mean it;" and he smiled
kindly down into my inquiring eyes.
"Very often in a household one mem
ber of the family will be ill-tempered
or fretful, and this failing in one will
disturb every oue else's comfort as
much as the relYnrtory lock did. The
only thing to preserve peace and
harmony is to use the oil of kindness.
One bright, pleasant remark can dis-
pel a whole cloud of ill-temper Mnd j
restore good-nature. Try it some
time, and see if it does not work , like
a charm. A small hoy like yourself
can use this oil just as effectually as
any of the older members of the fam
ily, and sometimes you may have an
opportunity to use It to better, ad van
tage. Don't forget the lesson of this
As I put the oil away I laid Uncle
Edward's words to heart, and I made
up my mind that he was a regular
human oil-can, and that if was be
cause he always knew just what to
say to soothe every man's hurt feel
ings or sore temper that he was uni
versally welcomed and beloved.
It was not many hours before I
found an opportunity to follow his
advice, and I found that a drop of
oil could indeed work wonders. Just
try it for yourselves, boys, and you
will always use it. Youth's Evan
gelist. A Quarrel and a Crash.
A bitter quarrel took place in a re
ligious society concerning a church
building of value. The congregation
had divided in consequence of dis
sension about some formula in the
service, and there was as much bitter
jealousy as usually animates family
or Church quarrels. The cry of both
sides was for justice, and it was loud
At a general conference the ques
tion of this property was brought
forward. One party took possession
of the church, and the other tried to
put them out. If no blows were ac
tually struck, there was a good deal
of shoving, and enough wrathful
looks and words to qualify the whole
assemblage for a police station rather
than for a house devoted to the meek
and lowly Jesus.
In the afternoon the conference
broke up, and the railroad express
train was filled with the angry com
batants. Not a word was exchanged
between them. Some sense of shame
kept them from loud-mouthed quar
rels in public, yet so deep was the
feeling of injustice that it was impos
sible for the disputants to offer friend
Suddenly there was a crash. A
terrible, breathless silence followed,
and then shrieks, cries, and groans.
A collision had occurred. Two of
the passengers in one car were killed,
and three or four children seriously
In a moment those who were un
hurt were at work, frantically striv
ing to help the others. They were
risking their own lives to help save
their enemies of a moment before.
Their arms were about them; they
tenderly dressed their wounds.
Sobbing women Hung open their
trunks and tore their finery into
bandages. One man who had been
the most virulent of them all held in
his arms the child of the leader of
the other party, on whom that very
morning he had heaped terms of op
probrium, all, as he declared, "in the
cause of justice."
He straitened the little mangled
limbs with a touch as gentle as its
mother's would have been, and when
it died carried it to its father with
the tears running down his cheeks.
"Brother, forgive me!" he said, as
he laid it in his arms.
Before the face of death how paltry
seemed the little formula, and the
miserable money for which they had
quarreled and forgotten their Master.
A Christian may be mistaken as to
what, is "justice" to himself, but he
never can mistake what is the mercy
and love to his brother which Jesus
Rev. S. Woodbury Mitchell, in Christian
Text, Matthew. And he that taketh not
his cross, and followeth after me, is not
worthy of me.
Can any man, of himself, be worthy
of Christ? No man can be worthy of
Christ, unless he believes on him,
and takes up his cross and follows
Queen Victoria once visited a paper
mill, and while going through it, she
was shown into a room where there
was nothing but filthy rags; most of
them crimson. She asked what they
were for. The proprietor told her
that Re would make white paper of
them; said he could, (not only)
cleanse them from dirt, but make
them as white as snow. The queen
thought it wonderful. Afterwards,
she found on her desk some beautiful
white paper, with her name written
on every page; also a note, asking
if it did not merit even her admira
tion? The gentleman said he bed
learned many les(nw in hi-; mill; one
was that he could see how God could
make something of us guilty creat
ures. Though our sins be as crim
Hon, through Jesus they can be
made as white as nnow.
The first cross I will mention, is
prayer. Perhaps you are ready to
say, What! can prayer ever be a toss
to a Christian? Yes, it is a cross, ex
cept when we are living near to
Christ. How much of the day is
spent in prayer? A very small por
tion of it, though we should pray
hourly. Do we not sometimes pray
hurriedly; as if we had not much
time to spend in this way? If you
think you have never found prayer a
cross, you bad better think again.
Secondly, reading the Bible, is
sometimes a croas to us. We may
like to hear our preacher read a chap
ter, and explain it, but I am speak
ing of reading the Bible privately.
We should take up this cross, and
study the word of God, and if we
persevere, with God's help, we will
soon love the Bible; and the things
which kept us from reading it, will
be to us crosses. Lastly, praise is one
of our crosses, and a very important
one. How many praise God? We
may praise him in our public wor
ship, but I am afraid even this, is
often mere form. "Tin said that a
Christian, who is one in name only,
will go through every outward form
of worship, except praise.
We are generally ready to murmur
or complain, but we are not always
ready to praise God. Let us take up
our cross, and follow Christ. Zion.
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