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DAY, JUNE 7 i89o;
EDITED BY REV. F. L. EEKl'EU.
AS THY DAYS.
''As thy days, so shall thy strength be.1
BY REV. R. M. OFFORP.
Weary days may be thy share,
Days of burden, days of care,
Days of anguish, days of pain,
Filled with sorrow's sad refrain,
What are these 0 soul, to thee?
"As thy days, thy strength shall be '."
Days of darkness, days of cloud,
Flashing lightnings, thunders loud,
Days of storm and tempest wild,
Horrors still on horrors piled.
What are these, O soul, to thee ?
"As thy days, thy strength shall be!"
Called through desert wastes to roam,
Desert paths shall bring thee home.
Love hath led thee in the past,
Love will lead thee to the last.
Blest assurance comes to thee,
"As thy days, thy strength shall be!"
Needs unnumbered may be thine
Rich supply hath love divine;
Sweet the promise, full of cheer,
Faith inspiring, staying fear,
God, thy Father, saith to thee :
"As thy days, thy strength shall bel"
New York Observer.
The Blind Boy's Picture.
A story from the German.
Once there lived a little boy
was blind from his birth. Iu
he sighed to see flowers and birds,
about which hia mother often talked.
But it was always night to him. Once
he had a lovely dream. He 6av an
angel float into the room, step to his
bedside and say :
"I have a beautiful picture book
here, which I show to good children
in the night when they sleep. Would
you like to see it?"
"Ah, dear," said the boy, weeping,
"You are wrong. I am a poor blind
uoy anu cannot see ; not even your
The angel dried the boy's eyes and
said: "loucan surely see them as
well as you can see me. That is j ust
why I go to blind children, so that
they may view in dreams what they
cannot elsewhere see." He then sat
by the bed, opened a large, very
lovely book, and showed the boy the
nun wnat joy uiu the laa see
what was spread before him ! Flow
ers ana birds ana everything were
much more beautiful than he had
ever thought. And the kind angel
told him tlje sweetest stories. But
when they had finished half the
book, he arose and said:
"Now I must go back to heaven
for it will soon be dawn. I hall
come again tomorrow night, and you
shall see the ret of the pictures."
"With these words he disappeared,
anil to the blind boy it was night
When his mother came to him the
next day he told her of the angel and
the lovely book. But she said in a
sail voice : "iouare ill, my poor
boy, and must remain in bed today."
The poor child was satisfied, for he
was very tired. Still as a mouse he
lay, and smiled olten as ho thought
of the angel's visit, while he rejoiced
at the corning evening.
At nignt tune the angel came
again, but the mother, who watched
at the bedside, could not see him,
nor did she hear the stories told ; but
she listened anxiously to the short
breaths of the boy.
When the child had seen the last
picture he begged : "Ah, dear angel,
come soon DacK again anu show me
more of your lovely pictures. Have
you only one picture book ?"
"I have many others," replied the
angel, "much more beautiful, and I
will be glad to show them all. But
they are in heaven and I cannot
bring them down to earth. If you
will come to me you can see them."
"I would very much like to," the
boy replied, "but I must first ask my
mother and tell her where I am go
ing. Come tomorrow night and fetch
The angel promised. When the
lwy awoke, he begged his mother to
let him go to heaven, so that he
might see all the angel's beautiful
pictures. The mother wept and
wished him not to leave her, but he
begged so long that she finally con
sented. When it was night the
angel came for the third time,, and
seemed much more beautiful and
friendly than before. He kissed the
child's eyes and said, "Oaze at your
mother and take leave of her !"
The blind boy looked around,
recognized his mother, whom he had
never seen, and gave her a friendly
-mile. Then the augel clasped him
and Hew aloft with him to the dawn,
toward the ri-injr sun. Jewish Me
Is the Young Man Safe ?
Dr. Thain Davidson, of London,
preaches monthly sermons to young
men. From one on the above text
"Is the young man safe?" the fol
lowing I abridge :
Is the young man safe ? No, cer
tainly not, If he drinks. The cold,
stingy, selfish being it leaves un-
touched ; but if there is a youth more
ardent, warm-hearted, high-spirited
than the rest, it marks him out for its
prey. The young man, we shall sup
pose, has everything to recommend
him. Good talents, pleasing address,
excellent penmanship, come9 from a
good home, brings capital testimo
nials, but it is whispered "he drinks"
That is enough. He Is not "safe."
Is the young man safe ? No, if he
gambles. Gambling has ruined sev
eral who have sat under my minis
try. Let a youth once begin to find
music in he click bf the dice bos,
and all the harpies of darkness laugh
at him and claim him as their own.
There is no safety for the youth who
Is the young man safe?' No, if he
keeps bad company. I have seen as
fine a fellow a3 1 ever wished to
grasp by the hand by some evil
chance thrown into acquaintance'
ship with a loose, unprincipled char
acter, and from the day the intimacy
began there has been a steady and
Is the young man safe ? No, if he
is idle. I would rather take a broom
at a street corner andtresolve to make
mine the cleanest crossing in London
than hansr about idle and aimless all
the live long day.
Is the vounjr man safe ? No, if he
neglects his private devotions. Ah !
you may have a nice room, pleasant
lookout, clean-curtained windows,
cheerful picture or two on the walls,
tidy book-shelf with just a select doz
en or two instructive volumes, pho
tograph album which you often
look at with the faces of those you
loved most on earth, soft and com
fortable pillow to lay your head
upon: but if that is all, O there is a
terrible want there ! Can you not
point me to the Bible which you
nightly study, to the chair at which
you daily bend, as you pour out your
heart to God V if you can't, lot me
tell you, you are not safe.
Why Wont Men Be Sincere With
It is the custom of many persons to
purchase, at the close of each year,
"diaries," in which they propose to
set down their daily thoughts and
ads to write, in fact, their own pri
vate histories in a series of annual
As these autobiographical memor
anda are only intended for the eyes
of the parties who commit them to
paper, it might be thought that they
would be candid and authentic. But
this is seldom the case. Few men
are entirely sincere, even with
themselves. Few are willing to
paint themselves as they really are
and know themselves to be, even
though none but themselves con
template the picture.
Unquestionably, hundreds of indi
viduals who keep diaries tell libs
overreach their neighbors, are guilty
of detaction, repay good with evil,
put an enemy in their mouths to
steal away their brains, use profane
language, and in other ways trans
gress the moral law. Yet were all
the diaries in existence published to
morrow, no such entries as, "to day
I lied ;" "to-day I cheated in busin
ess ;" "to-day I slandered ;" "to day
I was guilty of base ingratitude ; "to
night I staggered home tipsy "to
day I blasphemed" would be
found in any one of them.
Respect For One's Own Powers.
We should always be learners,
gladly welcoming every help and
resoecting every personality. But
we should also respect our own, and
bear in mind that, through the wide
universe is full of good, no kernel pf
nourishing corn can come to us but
through our toil bestowed on that
plot of grsund which Is given to us to
till. To undervalue our own thouget
because it is ours, to depreciate our
own powers or faculties because some
ne else's are more vigorous, to
shrink from doing what we can be
cause we think can so little, is to
hinder our own develoment and the
progress of the world. For it is only
by exercise that any faculty is
strenghened, and only by each , one
putting his sholder to the wheel that
the world moves and humanity ad
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A Throne of Gold and Genu.
The "Peacock Throne of Delhi,"
(which for many years has been in
Teheran, the capital of Persia) is the
most resplendent and costly seat ever
occupied by a monarch. It was con
structed by the celebrated Shah Je-
han, the Mogul emperor who reigned
from 1G27 to 1G37. He was the favo
rite 6on of the emieror Selim who
took the title of Jehanghir, or "Con-
queror of the World.v and his moth
er was the renowned Nourmahal.
"The Light of the Hare?.." Shah
Jehan was a monarch of magnificent
tastes, and the Peacock Throne was
his favorite achievement in the man
ifestation of his barbaric sumptuous
ness. Tavernier, the celebrated
French traveler in India, who wa9
an expert In eems and jeweler's
work, made a close examination of
this magnificent creation of Oriental
art soou after it was completed, and
gave the following description of it.
The Peacock Throne i3 nearly of
the form and size of our camp beds ;
that is about six feet long and four
fee; wide. Upon the four feet,
which are very massive, and from
twenty to twenty-five inches high,
are fixed the four bars which support
the base of the throne, and upon
these bars are raised twelve columns,
which sustain the canopy on three
sides, there not being any on that
side which faces the court. Both the
feet and the bars, which are more
than eignteen inches long, are cov
ered with gold, inlaid and enriched
with numerous diamouds, rubies and
emeralds. In the middle of each ba
there is a large balas-ruby en cabo
chon. (polished but not cut,) with
four emeralds round it, which form a
square cross. Next in succession,
from one side to the other the length
of the bars, there are similar crosses,
arranged so that in one the ruby is in
the middle of four emeralds, and in
another the emerald is in the middle
and four balas-rubies surround it.
1 counted the large balas-rubies on
the great throne, and there are about
one hundred and eight, all cabo
chons, the least of which weighs one
hundred carats, but there are some
which weigh, apparently, two hun
dred and more. As for the emeralds,
there are plenty of good color, but
they have many flaws; the largest
may weight sixty and the least thirty
carats. I counted about one hundred
The underside of the canopy is cov
ered with diamonds and pearls, with
a fringe of pearls all round ; and
above the canopy, which is a quad
rangular shaped dome, there is to be
seen a peacock, with elevated tail,
made of blue sapphires, and other
colored stones, the body being of
gold, inlaid with precious stones,
having a large ruby in front of the
breast, from which hangs a pearshap.
ed pearl of fifty carats or thereabouts,
and of a somewhat yellow water.
On both sides of the 'peacock is a
large bouquet oi the same height as
the bird, and consisting of many
kinds of flowers made of gold inlaid
with precious stones. On the side of
the thorne which is opposite the
court is to be seen a jewel consist
ingof a diamond of from eighty to
ninety carats weight, with rubies
and emeralds round it.
mit that wnicn, in my opinion, is
the most costly thing about this mag
nificent throne is that the twelve
columns supporting the canopy are
surrounded with beautiful rows of
pearls, which are round and of fine
water, and weigh from six to eight
Tavernier says the throne was repu
ted to have cost about $00,000,000
of our money. Bernier reduces this
to twenty-two million five hundred
thousand dallars, and Mr. S. G. W.
Benjamin, in volume on "Persia" in
the "Story of the Nations" scries, to
about thirteen million dollars. No
doubt it has been subject to ceaseless
dilapidation from the time of its com
pletion by Shah Jehan ; but even
now it remains the grandest object of
sumptuary art ever devised by man.
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