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"SOIJTUMRN STANDARD-- MljMINNVILLK. TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, JUNE ,1890.
EDITKD BY Itl'AVF. L. LKEPEU.
WORKING AND WAITING.
BY SEX EX SMITH.
From the Herald and Presbyter.
I stopped at the blacksmith shop
the other day to get my horse shod.
Sam Sledge, who is the Vulcan of our
neighborhood, was standing by his
forge, with one hand on the lever
that blowa the bellows. He was mov
ing the lever very slowly, and gossip
ing with Tom Jones and Bill Brand
as if he was a man of leisure, and not
one of the hardest workers in this
region. As I watched him, I could
not help saying :
"Why Sarri you seem to be taking
matters very easy this morning. "
But before he had time to answer,
a great and sudden change passed
over him. He dropped the lever and
seized a pair of tongs with his left
hand and a heavy hammer with his
right hand. He drew a red-hot horse
shoe out of the fire, laid it on the an
vil, and began to beat it with all his
might. The sparks flew all over us,
like a shower of meteors, and the
ring of those stalwart blows, iron up
on iron, almost deafened us. Nobody
could think of Sam lazy then. He
wrought like a giant, and soon had
his shoe in shape for the foot of the
waiting horse. While paring the
hoof he said :
"Friend Smith, you thought that I
was taking it a easy a little while
ago; but don't you know that a
blacksmith has to wait until his iron
is hot? I was doing as much for that
iob while I was watching the fire as
while I was pounding on the anvil
'Yes : I see. And what a pity it
is that everybody does not under
standas you seem to how waiting
and working belong together. I find
lots of people who are to lazy to work.
They are waiting, they say, for some
thing to turn up. And I find other
people who don't know how to wait
at all. They insist upon hammer
ing cold iron. We Americans are
the most impatient people on the
face of the earth. We are always in
a hurry. And, as 'haste makes
waste,' it is a wonder that we are so
prosperous. It is not due to our in
tense activity, as some suppose, but
to the abundance of everything in
this new land. God is bountiful and
we are extravagant. We throw
away, in our reckless haste and hurry
enough to support millions of people.
I once asked a friend who had spent
twenty years in China what impres-
1 1 J. 1 A A 1 1 ' I
sed him most on his return to this
country. His reply was : 'It seemed
to me as if I had landed in a place
where everybody was crzy. Crowds
were rushing to and fro, as if in mad
pursuit of something they knew not
what, The contrast of the scene
with those of the Orient, where every
moment is so deliberate, was startling
The Asiatics are never in a hurry
They have a genius for waiting,
They go to the other extreme. But
the result is that, though they are
miserably poor as compared with our
people, they are more contented than
we are. If we could import a little
of their superabundant patience, and
iningie n witn our impatience, we
would be probably quite as success'
ful, and certainly happier.' "
THE IMPATIENT PREACHER.
Watching that blacksmith, as he
waited until the iron was hot, I was
reminded of a bit of church history.
Years ago, when I lived in the town
of W., the church was very cold and
worldly. It had been vacant for
some time and many of the members
had fallen into habits wholly Jncon
sistent with their Christian profes
sion. We called a pastor. He came,
ana enterea upon ms wort with a
great deal of zeal. He began at once
to denounce visiting on the Sabbath,
parlor dances, and other fashionable
dissipations. Many were offended,
.and left the church. They were not
going there, they said, just to be
abused. Apd even the faithful few
who had mourned over tho conduct
of the others, did not want preaching
tint was merely denunciatory. They
hungered for gospel food. The result
was that after a few months the eld-
ers were compaLJed to ask this son of
thunder to resign, and he did. We
secured a3 his successor a man of to
tally different spirit. Some thought,
and even said, that he lacked moral
courage that he was afraid to "cry
aloud, and spare not," declaring unto
tho people their transgressions. But
lie preached elonueutly the love of
Christ. He dwelt with great, force
and feeling upon the fact that we are
not our owu, but bought with a price,
even the precious blood of the Son of
od. He said nothing about Sab'
bath breaking or promiscuous danc
ing, but in a short time there was
such a revival of religion In the hearts
of Christians that they gave up their
evil habits. ' They had found some
thing better. This second pastor tried
to melt the iron before he began to
hammer it, and, with the help of the
Lord, he succeeded. His patience
was not that of cowardice or laziness,
but of faith.
We have today quite a number of
WOULD-BE REFORM El IS
who are like that first pastor. They
are full of zeal, but it is not accord
ing to knowledge. They are ham
merers, but they hammer cold iron.
They go about, not only denouncing
the evils of the age, but everybody
who does not agree with, them in re
gard to the remedy. The idea ot
winning men from sin they spurn as
obsolete sentimentalism. Iso, no
Intemperance, rum-selling, Sabbath-
breaking, and prostitution must be
Now, I believe in righteous indig
nation. There are times and seasons
for it, as there are for tornadoes and
thunder-storms. But a round year of
storms would be barren nowerless
and fruitless. We need the sunshine
of love the warm and gentle showers
of sympathy. The soil must be mel
lowed before the good seed can ger
minate. The Word is called the
sword of the Spirit, but it is also
called the good seed of the kingdom.
In all great reforms there must be
cultivation, as well as destruction.
"He that winneth souls is wise."
But we don't win with denunciation.
Christ said: "I will draw men unto
me." We don't draw with sworQs
and sledge-hammers. I believe that
we need more of the old moral sua
sion tactics. The great object of the
Christian reformer is to save to save,
if possible, the worst and the vilest.
And that is possible, as tho the his-1
tory of the Church abundantly
proves. There are no more nameneu
sinners on earth today than were
many who are now walking in white
before the throne. If, from my coun
try home, I could reach the men'and
women who are leaders in the cam
paign against social and other evils, I
would say to them : Try a little gos
pel now and then. Don't always
fight the devil with his own weapons.
Work for Christ in Our Own Hearts.
BY THE REV. V. P. DITMARS.
From the Christian Intelligencer.
This is the first field to claim the
attention of all who would be true
followers of the Lord. The exhorta
tions of the gospel 'regarding such
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worK are very many. jr. is our mini
privilege to cultivate all the graces of
Christ. As Paul earnestly charges
us, we are "to put off the old man
with his evil lusts, and to put on the
new man, which after God is created
111 lli:illtUU.TlR.U (III VI UUU JlVilllOO.
This is what we might call "inten
sive culture." It is to make heart and
life richer and more full of that faith,
hope, and love, which are to distin
guish us as Christians from the world
about us. 'It is our privilege to be
more true and fruitful Christians
every year. Our endeavor should be
to ma.ke more of ourselves for Christ,
by being in our private life in closer
fellowship with him.
If we are troubled with doubts and
fears, we are to cultivate faith and
pray for it every day. If we are cold
and have little interest in his service,
we are to cultivate more love for
Christ, and pray for itr every day. If
we are impatient or ill-tempered, we
are to cultivate a more sweet, silent,
patient spirit, ana pray for it every
day. If any other sin does easily be
set us, if we find any other special
grace is lacking, we aie to guard our
selves with watchfulness anu prayer
in those special lines. One of the
sweetest and most enjoyable thing's
in the Christian me is, vie assurance
that the gra.ce of Christ is sufficient for
us in doing just such things as these.
By the aid of tlfat grace we can all
gain victories over our weaknesses
and sins, and find more of the real
power of Christian living than ever
before. And when we see a Chris
tian man going on day and week and
month and year in the same level of
life, doing the same things that he
knows he ought not to do, and leav
? undone many things that he
ougnt to uo, we may make up our
minds he is not doing with himself
what he ought. He is not doing
a work for Christ in his own heart
and life which he has the privilege of
doing, and in which the promises of
Clod would directly lead him. Ftl
low Christian, the call to us is upward.
It means that, by the grace of Christ,
we ought to have more power over
our sins every year. It means that
by the grace of Chri-it, we ought to
be better men and women every
year. It means that our lives ought
to gain more of the power of shining,
so that others may thank God because
of our faith and hope. "How shall
we respond to the call ? Shall we sit
still and wait and dream that we are
better than we are? Orv shall we
rouse ourselves, awake to our privi
lege, and using all the means of grace
God has given us, make our charac
ters full to overflowing with that saving
sweetness and light that belongs to our
Cliristianity t Onward, upward, let
us in divine strength push our own
souls in the Christian way, having as
our daily prayer and endeavor,
" More likeness to Ihee, O Cirist."
A Thief Discovered.
Christian at Work.
The following story, describing the
unique plan by which a rogue was
discovered among the native troops
of British India, is told by a veteran
English officer. Shortly after he had
assumed command of the Fourteenth
native Bengal infantry, a complaint
was brought to him of a theft which
had just been committed in the bar
racks, to the perpetrator of which
there was not the slightest clue. The
next morning, on parade, the colonel
passed along the line, giving to each
man a thin strip of bamboo ; and
when all were supplied, he said, with
solemn emphasis :
"My men, there's a thief among you
ana lirahma has revealed to me how
I may detect him. Come forward,
one by one, and give me your bam-.
boo chips; and the guilty man, let
him do what he may, will have the
The soldiers, not a little startled at
this mysterious threat, obeyed with
out a word ; but before the first dozen
had filed past, the colonel suddenly
seized one of. them by the throat, and
"You are the man !"
The Hindoo fell upon his knees
and whined out a confession of theft,
while his terrified companions sa
laamed to the ground before the
dreaded "sahib" to whom Brahma
had given such a terrible, power
WThen they had dispersed, the senior
major, who had been looking on in
silent amazement, came up, and said :
"I wish you would teach me that
"It is a very simple one, my dear
fellow," he answered, with a smile
" ou see, these Dits or Damboo were
all the same length ; but the thief,
fearing to get the longest piece, bit
off the end of his, just as I expected
he would, and that is how I knew
The perilled jaw and tusk of some
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the larger of .which weighs t pounds
The tusk or horn is nearly three feet
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