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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE.SATURDAY, SEPT. o, 1890.
EDITED BY KEV. F. L. IiEEPEU.
yOT TO BE COMPARED.
Rom. 8: 18.
For I reckon that the suffering of this
present time are npt worthy to be compared
with the glory which th all be revealed in ub.
Look not on the path you are trending,
Though thorny and rough be the way;
There' nothing on earth to be dreading,
Look away to the glory beyond.
Look not at the trials and sorrows,
Which all of us meet here below;
Oh, think of the blessed tomorrows
In the glory, the glory beyond.
Look not at the crosses and cares,
And vexations that weary us here;
Be thankful God hears all our prayers
Look away to the glory beyond.
Look not at the sins once forgiven,
And caBt in the depths of the sea,
None of them cau keep us from heaven
Look away to the glory beyond.
Look not at the pains and distresses,
All mortals must feel here below;
God comes in all trials, and blesses
Look awny to the glory beyond.
Look not at the storms that will gather
So often in gloom o'er our way.
The tempests may come, but oh, rather
Look away to the glory beyond.
Look not at the dark, (lowing river,
Though your feet may be nearing the
You'll soon be with Jesus forever,
In the glory, the glory beyond.
WHAT THE LAW COULD NOT DO.
BY THE LATE REV. W. J. M'fORD.
Horn. viii. 3 "For what the law
could not do." In verses 14 wo see
what the gospel is and what it has
done and is doing. It is greater
and better than the law ; it delivers
from condemnation and death. There
are things which the law could not
do. It could not justify: it condemns
every transgressor. It could not
sanctify: it has no power to make
one holy. It could not save : its sen
tence of eternal death is pronounced
on all the human race, for all are sin
ners Why could not the law do
these things ? Why must we write,
"thelawconld not do"? Not be
cause of any defect in it; it is holy,
just, and good ; it is perfect : Its ina
bility in these respect results from its
very perfection ; it can in its very
nature only condemn ; it cannot ac
quit, justify, and save. The defect is
in us the law is weak through the
flesh. It is because of our depravity
that the law is powerless to justify,
sanctify, and save. Left under the
law there is no hope. But when all
seemed hopeless and lost, God inter
posed. He opened the door of hope.
He sent his own Son, with a nature
like his, one with himself, divine.
Yet he sent him in the likeness of
sinful fiesh ; not with a sinful nature,
but a nature like ours, our nature in
all things except sin. So he was
divine and human ; God manifest in
trie flesh ; God and man in two dis
tmct natures and one person for ever.
od so loved the world that he gave
lira only Degotten bou.
But why did he send his Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh? It was for
sin, a sin offering, a sacrifice for
sin ; not simply on account of sin,
though if there had been no sin, he
would not have been sent, but for a
a sacrifice for sin. He came into the
world to suffer for sin, to make an
atonement lor sin, to be made sin for
us. This is why he came; and it is
because he has suffered and died and
made an atonement that there is hope
for sinners. He died for sin. Thus
he condemned sin in the flesh, in our
nature condemned it;not only showed
his abhorrence of it, but punished it ;
endured the penalty of it for us and
in our stead, that the righteousness of
the law might be fulfilled in us, that
we might be justified and sanctified.
iieceiving jesus tnrist Dy taith .as
oar Saviour, we are accepted as
righteous, and the law is thus ful
filled in our justification ; and then
walking not after the flesh, but after
the Spirit, the law is fulfilled in our
progress in sanctification, as led by
the bpint we grow m grace, go on
day by day perfecting holiness iu the
lear of God.
Here then we see the love of God
pitying us and providing salvation
when we were lost, giving his Son to
take our place and die for our sins
We also see the only hope of sinners.
They cannot be saved by the law ; it
can neither justify nor sanctify.
Their only hope is in Jesus Christ
who has been made sin for them,
through whom they may" be forgiven
alitd justified by his righteousness,
nnd by whose indwelling Spirit they
may be sanctified and prepared for
heaven. And how great is the Chris
tian's privilege awl how bright his
hope ! He 1 freed from the la w, de
livered from its curse : and he has all
the blessed hopes of the gospel,
Bible-listening! There is much of
it. It is of value; it is better than
nothiug. It is easy; many enjoy it.
We find it in our churches, in our
Sunday-schools, in our schools and
colleges. Some imagine it to be Bible
study; some even so call it. But the
mistake is great. The sad fact is that
in the case of many who so deceive
themselves, Bible study is becoming
a thing unknown, well nigh a thing
Bible reading! There i9 very con
siderable of this. It is of more value
than Bible-listening. It may not be
as easy; It may not be as enjoyable;
but it is more profitable. And yet,
how profitable is it? Are we not sat
isfying ourselves with the less? Are
we not neglecting larger possibilities?
Have we not, in many directions,
and in many cases, much Bible-read
ing that is called Bible-study that
is really thought to be such?
Bible-studying! There is very lit
tle. Many who talk about it have
never met with it, or have not recog
nised it. What is it? The way to
find out is not to study a definition,
but to become acquainted in exper
ience with the fact. Wrhen one can
clearly distinguish, in one's own prac
tice, between Bible-listening, Bible
reading, and Bible-study then proba
bly one hasbegun to become acquaint
ed with the last.
Bible-study stands in direct relation
to Bible-listening and Bible-reading.
It fits one to do either, with profit,
with intelligence, and Christian judg
ment. It prepares the congregation
to listen to expository preaching, the
Sunday-school to consider the lesson
in company with the teacher, with
interest and independence of thought.
How often we sacrifice the lasting
good to the apparent edification of
the moment. Shall we do less Bible
listening, and less Bible-reading, that
we may do more Bible-study? Shall
we do more Bible-study that we may
isten and read the better and the
ongcr? The Old Testament Student
Proofs of Christian Discipleship.
Newbury House Magazine.
What prools can we give that our
life Is hid with Christ in God? How
can we best show that our Christiani
ty is not'merely a name but a life?
1. By confessing Christ before the
world. As we proiess, so must we
act. It is no easy task to confess
Christ before men. Not all profes
sors of Christianity are confessors of
Christ. Not all dare to own
the Master in the midst of a faithless.
and unbelieving age. But be sure of
it that no battle was ever won by hid
ing our colors or placing our light un
der a bushel. In these days, when
sin stalks in -'the streets and
meets us at every corner, it is imper
ative that all around us should know
whoso we are and whom we serve
He who bravely glories in the Cross
and opanly confesses his faith to be
the Faith of all ages, who proves his
words by his deeds, is giving a rea
proof that ne is living lor and in
2. To assume the attitude of Christ
towards the world. It is easy enough
to say that we are Christians, but not
so easy to put on the meek, humble
forgiving Christ. The meekness of
Christianity is now, as ever, a stumb
ling-block. The world still hesitates
to forgive. A man, therefore, who
shows himself vigorous in restraining
his carnal self, who battles bravely
with the rising tide of carnal im
puises, wno is reaoy to return gocx
for evil, proves that Christ is living
and speaking in him. Such a man
will have unbounded influence for
good. His meekness, charity, sym
pathy, will prove that he has taken
Christ for his model. He will be an
Apostle for Christ, and Christ wil
live and speak in him to all around
Little Harry had seen some older
boys flying their kites from the tops
of the houses, and he thought it
wouiu oe nice mn u ne could do so
too so he came to his aunt and said
"Aunt Mary, can I go to the top of
the house to fly my kite?"
His aunt wished to do everything
that was projer to please him, but
she thought this was very unsafe, so
"No, Harry, my boy; I think that
is very dangeroiw s-rt of play. I'd
rather you wouldn't go." "All
right. Then I'll go out on the
bridge," said Harry.
His aunt smiled, and said she
hoped he would always be as obedi
ent as that.
"Harry, what are you doing?" said
his mother on one occasion.
"Spinning my new top, mother."
"Can't you take the baby out to
ride? Get down the carriage, and I'll
bring him down."
"All right!" shouted the boy, as
he put his top away in his pocket,
and hastened to obey his mother.
"Uncle William, may I go over to
the store this morning?" said Harry
cm dy at breakfast. "I want to see
liose baskets again that I was look-
ng at yesterday."
"0 yes, Harry," said his uncle; "I
shall be very glad to have you."
But I cannot spare you today,
Iarry," said his mother; "I want
you to go out with me; you shall go
to the store another time."
"All right," said Harry, and went
on eating. No matter what Harry
was asked to do, or what refusal he
met with when asking for anything,
is constant answer w3 "All right."
Ie never asked, "Why cant't I?" or
Why musn't I?" Harry not only
earned to obey, but he had learned
to obey in good humor.
The Use of Flowers.
Flowers are used much more sensl
bly than they used to be. The. ab
surd fashion of loading a young wo
man down with a dozen or more
huge boquets, every one measuring
rom fifteen to twenty inches across,
is no longer in vogue. The atrocious
custom died of its own inappropriate-
It is possible even with the most
delicate blossoms, which are the es
sence of grace and refinement, to be
positively vulgar. The largo cor
sage boquets, which were so popular
or two orthree years, seem to have
vanished, not to reappear, from the
very fact of their oversize and over
use. This is true as well of the bunch
of flowers for the street dress as for
the ball toilet. Flowers are not so
worn because of their wide and ex
aggerated use, when they got out of
the hands of women of taste and re
finement, into those of the sort who
bleach their hair and daub their faces.
The fashionables now permit them
selves only a bunch of violets in the
ring, when a craving for flowers
cannot be stifled. More coloring i3
used in funeral flowers than ever. Set
pieces are no longer used ; loose flow
ers furnished by members of the fami
ly are the only ones considered appro
priate. This is a sensible departure
NVhy should the stiff, waxen cameli
lias and the tube-rose be always used?
To some sensitive minds, these flow
ers are so associated with death, that,
seen at any time, they only recall a
scene of mourninsr. Flowers at a
funeral are intended to console the
living with their loving touch and
gracious softening of the grim out
lines ; there is more tenderness in the
droop of one La France rose than in
forty stiff, inodorous Japonicas.
TOO Much Shade.
Farm and Home.'
In a recent number of the Sanita
nan Dr. W. T. Parker protests
against the thick planting of trees
very near the house. Not only do
they prevent the free access of air and
sunshine or even light, but they also
injure the character of the soil as suit
ed for permanent occupation. "A
soil," says the writer, "loaded with
roots and densely shaded is unfit for
man to live upon constantly.
Vegetation produces a great effect up
on the movement of the air. Its ve
locity is checked, and sometimes in
thick clusters of tiees or underwood
the air is almost stagnant. If moist
and decaying vegetation be a coinci
dent condition of such stagnation the
most fatal forms of malarious diseases
are produced. A moist soil is cold
and is generally believed to predis
pose to rheumatism, catarrh and neu
ralgia. It is a matter of general ex
perience that most people feel health
ier on a dry soil
"In some way, which is not clear,
a moist soil produces an unfavorable
effect upon the lungs. A moist soil
influences greatly the development
of the agent, whatever it may be,
which causes the paroxysmal fevers."
Of course in the desire to avoid ios
siule dangers it is not necessary to
place a house on an absolutely bare
spot, away from any tree, as Is often
done by rural builders, even when
fine trees are within reach. Enough
trees to produce an effect agreeable to
the eye and comfortably to shade cor
tain portions of the house and its im
mediate vicinity in summer, yet not
so many as to render the sou damp
j or prevent the free circulation of air,
or vholly shut out the sun. This
should be the householder's ideal.
Conifers are especially bad if many of
them stand close to the house,because
they exclude sunshine in winter.
when one can not have too much of
Crops in the South.
Baltimore, Aug. 27. The Manu
facturers Record's annual review of
the crop situation south, published
this week, notes the largest cotton
crop ever produced, and states that
farmers are less in debt than
time for twenty-five years.
For five years the cotton crop has
steadily increased from 6,505,000 bales
in 188G-87 to from 7,500,000 to 8,000,-
000, the estimate for the present crop.
The price has advanced with the
Increase in production, the total value
of the last four crops, including cotton
seed, being about $1,500,000,000. The
value of this year's crop is estimated
at $500,000,000, thus bringing the to
tal value for five years up to $2,000,
While cotton has thus been adding
t enormously to the south's wealth
corn, wheat, oats, tobacco, rice,
sugar, grasses, fruits and vegetables
have made great gains, and while
some of these crops, corn,for instance,
will this year fall a little short of last
year, this difference in the corn yield
will be more than counterbalanced
by higher prices. From all over the
south correspondents write of the best
outlook for farmers since the war.
The record shows that in four years
the south ha3 produced about 28.G00,
000 bales of cotton, 2,000,000,000 bush
els of corn, 200,000,000 bushels of
wheat, and 315,000,000 bushels of oats
the total value of these agricultural
products reaching the enormous ag'
gregate of nearly $3,500,000,000.
With a cotton crop worth nearly
$500,000,000, a corn crop that will
yield $250,000,000: $75,000,000 of
wheat and oats added to rice, sugar,
tobacco, vegetables, etc., they south's
agricultural products will this year
reach at least $1,055,000,000, or about
$100,000,000 more than in 1880.
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My two story frame residence on Donnell
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