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SOUTHERN STANDARD M(j M 1 N N V 1 LLJ u T K N N KSS E E. S ATU R D A V, DEC 6,1890.
IIY LI' P. A A. HOIKS.
la the grout world's ceaseless striving,
In the jarring din und strife,
Shall we call today a trillc?
Is it not our all of life?
Ah! we may not look beyond it.
Yesterday we know Is pnst,
We may never see tomorrow.
This today may be our last.
Only time for earnest action,
0ly time to watch and pray,
O what meaning, vast, eternal,
Centers in the word, today !
Every deed today shall witness,
Everv holy deed of love
Home by God's recording augel
. To the dazzling throne abov
Every word the lips shall utter,
Be it ill or be it well.
Solemnly or lightly Hpoken,
On the endless years shall tell.
Ye who spurn the crown of glory,
Turning from the higher birth;
Bartering the great immortal
For the shining dust of earth
Wake to earnest life and duty,
Dream no more the hours away;
Endless joy or endless wailing
Hang upon the vast today.
O whene'er the blessed sunlight
Ushers in the holy morn,
When the yesterday is buried,
And the new today is born,
Let us work anew for heaven,
Let us wait and watch and pray,
Knowing that we meet hereafter
Everything we do today.
Then the veil shall be uplifted
From the vision faint and dim,
And the song ot time shall mingle
With the grand eternal hymn.
Yea, our life shall bean anthem
Swelling up the shining way,
And eternity the finale
Of the glorious today.
A Word to Conquer By.
"Never" is the only word that con
quers. "Once in a while" is the very
whatchword of temptation and
(Went. I do believe that the "once
ina-while" things have ruined more
bodies and more souls, too, than all
the other tilings put together. More
over, the "never" way is easy and
the "once-in-a-while" way is hard
After you have once made up your
mind "never" to do a certain thing,
that is the end of it, if you are a sen
sible person. But if you only say
"This is a bad habit," or, "This is a
dangerous indulgence; l will be a
little on my guard, and not do it too
often," you have put yourself in the
most uncomfortable of all positions;
,the temptation will knock at your
door twenty times in a day, and you
will have to be fighting the same old
battles over and over again as long as
When you have once laid down to
yourself the laws you mean to keep,
the things you will always do and
the things you will "never" do, then
your life arranges itself in a system
at once, and you are not interrupted
and hindered, as the undecided peo
pie are, by wondering what is best,
or safe, or wholesome, or too un
wholesome at different times.
Age and infirmity bring to an end
the efforts and ambitions of the
brightest and strongest. Our plans
for grand executions must one day
be relinquished, and we must abide
tho call to another mode of existence-
This is the experience through
which our venerable and until a re
cent date, vigorous historian, Mr.
Bancroft, is now passing. lie has
been able to do much during his long
and honored career. He had planned
further achievements, hoping to fin
ish his history of the United States
this winter, but physical weakness
warns him that the limit of mental
activity has been reached. A few
days ago he said to an intimate friend
"I have laid my work upon
shelf and can now only wait for
future summons. Literary effort
has passed beyond my powers. I can
do no more." It requires something
more than philosophy to abandon
wan cnceriulness and resignation a
long cherished object to leave, in
complete the work of a life time.
Fcw,however, are pledged to accom
plish all that the active brain and
loving heart plan and long to per
form. All we can do is to aim high
and do our best as long us health and
sirengin permit. A Higher power
detines and regulates our being. We
must work in submission to his will
Patience and resignation are as necJ
ful at the close of a long life in yield
ing gracefully to the inevitable as at
any period of our existence. After
all, it is fidelity in our lot and station
that counts in Cod's reckoning. Our
purpose may Lo broken elf early or
late in life liy di-eae and death, but
if we have had noble and Chri-tiau
designs and have sought to carry I
them out faithfully as God directs.
our life has been no failure, and we
may await the issue with cheer and
confidence. God knows when our
life is a success, and if we have done
well what he requires we shall not
fail of a corresponding reward. rhil
Hon. Chauncey M. Depew, in 9
speech before a company of railroad
men, said: "Twenty-five years ago
I knew every man, woman, and
child in Peekskill. And it has been
a study to me to- mark boys who
started in every grade of life with
myself, to see what has become of
them. I was up last fall, and began
to count them over, and it was an in
structive exhibit. Some of them be
came clerks, lawyers, and doctors. It
is remarkable that every one of those
that drank are dead; not one living
of my age. Barring a few who were
taken off by sickness, every one who
proved a wreck and wrecked his
family, 'did it from rum and no other
cause. Of those who were Christians,
who were steady, industrious, and
hard-working men, who were frugal
and thrifty, every single one of them,
without an exception, owns the house
in which he lives, and has something
laid by, the interest on which, with
his house, would carry him through
many a rainy day. When a man
becomes debased with gambling,
rum, or drink, he doesn't care; all
finer feelings are crowded out. The
poor women at homo are the ones
who suffer suffer in their tenderest
emotions; suffer in their affections
for those whom they love better than
That is a false idea of the Church,
though entertained by too many per
sons, that it is divided into Christians
and Christian workers, that it is
enough for the majority to merely
believe in Christ and be saved, while
the few only are to do the work. Ac
cording to the scriptural view, all are
"created in Christ Jisih unto good
works." Jesus calls all into his
kingdom, not to be idlers, but to be
laborers. lie has no love for those
who say, and do not. His rewards
are conditional upon service. He
has something for the humblest to
do. His members may, and do. dif
fer in gifts and graces, but he has
sphere of labor for each and all. He
assigns to each one his specia
duty. What the Church wants at
this time more than all else is united
and determined activity. There
must be faith, but Iworks also. Our
churches must not be mere asylums
of rest, but homes for the busy, and
zealous, and consecrated places
where every member is doing his
best for Jesus Christ, and society, and
Dr. Cuyler says in his usual terse
way in "A .Prescription for sick
Christians" in The N. Y. Evangelist
There is but one cure for spiritua
laziness, anu mat is vow: out one
cure for stinginess and selfishness
and that is sacrifice; but one cure for
bashfulness, and that is to open your
lips for Christ, or to plunge into some
difficult duty before the shiver has
time to come on. A thorough course
of feeding on Bible-diet on Sunday
and of practicing Bible-duties durin
me weeK, win soon put you on you
ieet again, you can tnrow away
your crutches and run without grow
ing weary, and walk without becom
ing faint. How glad your minister
will be to see you out again! How
happy you will feel when your con
gestion of lungs and purse and heart
is cured; and the sleep of the labor
ing man will be sweet.
Life means far more than many of
us ever dream of. It is not merely
passing through the world with a
fair measure of comforts, with
enough bread for our hunger, with
enough raiment to keep us warm.
Life means growth into the image
ot Christ himself, into strength, into
well-rounded character, into discip
lined manhood and womanhood,
into the blessed peace of (Sod. But
the peace into which he guides us is
victory over nil the trials, a quietness
and confidence which no external cir
cumstances can break. J. It. Miller.
Answer This Question.
Why do so many people we see
around us seem to prefer to suffer and
be made miserable by Indigestion,
Constipation, Dizziness, Loss of Ap
petite, Coming l'p of the Food, Yel
low Skin, when for 7" cents we will
sell them Shiloh's System Vitali.er,
guaranteed to cure them. Sold lv
Y. II. Fleming. I
w curt' vim.
IVe-toii's "lied Akt
RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL
-Ninoty-five per cent of the inhabi
tants of New Zealand are professors of
Education in Peru is compulsory for
loth soxes, and free in the publio scoole,
yet the most diligent loarch for definite
statistics is in vain.
Asocioty formissionary work among
the Norwegian Laplanders was formed
n Norway in 1883. The Episcopal Re
corder says that it has sent two itinerant
preachers to visit the people in tbeir
huts and tents, and bos bofun publish-
ng parts of the Bible and other books
In their language.
Africa now has at work within hep
borders 10 American, 13 British and 13
continental missionary societies. There
are more than 700ordained missionaries.
and more than 7,000 native preachers. It
la estimated that there are, both white
and native, about 175,000 communicant
and 800,000 adherents.
In the Orange Free State the sys
tem of education is national, not com-
Sulsory nor froe, except to poor chil
ren. In 1889 there were 40 Government
Bchools, inclusive of two higher schools,
with 8,189 pupils and 74 teachers. There
is one good publio library and small li
braries in several villages. The State
has only 4 papers.
In religion, as well as in other mat-
tors, it Is never wise to attempt to be
too wise. What one can not know he
had better not try to know. A quiet
and uncomplaining contentment with
the actual limitations of human knowl
edge, as fixed by God, is one of the
marks of truo wisdom, and also indis
pensable to intellectual composure.
The first six months of the present
year the American Board has appointed
43 missionaries, 10 of them ordained, or
to be ordained missionaries, ono a bus
iness agent for Japan, and 25 women.
Of the 10 ordained ones, five are grad
uates of Yalo Theological Seminary,
four of Chicago, throe of Oberlin, one of
Andover, ono of Hartford seminaries,
and two from other sources. Advance.
Tho Old Catholic movement Is stead
ily gaining strength. It numbers to-day
in Holland about thirty priests and
about 8,000 adherents. I 1874 thcro
were in Prussia twenty-seven congrega
tions. In 1S80 they had increased to
thirty-five, with 15,003 souls. In Baden
thcro wero in 1S74 only twenty-eight
congregations, now thero aro thirty-
nine, with over 15,000 souls. It is esti
mated that there are about 40,000 Old
Catholics in Germany. In Austria there
has been a great deal of persecution,
but it is estimated that thero are now
10,000 Old Catholics in that country. In
Switzerland tho different cantons vary
in tho number of congregations, but in
all the different districts thero aro
believed to bo about 40,000 Old CathO'
lies, with a clerical staff numbering fif
WIT AND WISDOM.
Homely truths, like medicino, often
distress us, but that Is part of tho cura
If our sins were only as unabtrusivo
as tho goodness of others is obtrusive!
A woman can bo paid no higher com-
plimcnt than to have her husband spend
all his time with her.
Even whon a man weighs his words
ho often finds they have no weight.
Poverty is no disgrace to tho indus
trious, but it is hardly a gilt-edge testi
monial of ability. ruck.
A wiso man and a fool understand
each other hotter than any two wiso
men. Fliegcndo Blattor.
Women do have a good deal to s:iy,
it Is truo, but before wo aro married we
are generally willing to listen to thorn.
Tho wisest aro the most distrustful
of their wisdom with tho exception of
Prep. School Seniors. Van Dorn's Mag
Tho possessors of kodaks aro not tho
only porsons who depend upon others to
develop their views. Boston Trans
Wo never do evil so thoroughly and
heartily as when led to it by an honest,
but perverted because mistaken, con
Tho ono who has suffered most from
his own faults is tho one who Is best
qualified to givo a warning word to oth
ers. West Shore.
Tho preacher who bears down heav
iest on our neighbors' failings is tho
ono who will get tho largest salary.
Tho savings of each man aro a dif
fusive blessing to all, and theroforo, so
far, frugality is a thing which all may
and ought to applaud.
I do not wish to treat friendships
daintily, but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they aro not glass
threads or frost work, but the solidest
thing wo know. Emerson.
Tho peacock is blessed with beauti
ful plumage, and would bethought alto
gether lovely if ho could keephis mouth
bhut and let tho more musical birds do
tho talking. N. O. Picayune.
Never wasto timo telling people
what a lot of good things you have done.
In tho first place, they won't believe
you, and in tho second place, they aro
waitintr for a chanco to tell you what a
lot of good things they have done them-
selves. Somervillo Journal.
Men who mako themselves felt in
the world are conscious of a certain fato
in their constitution which they know
how lo use. l ow have overheard tin;
gods or surprised t heir secicts. Life is
!. rii'vi" Nicn of lessons thai i:.nst he
liu-il lo iir ;ii:.li".-h.oil. tii o'.'mo Ki.oL
We have a sjiccdy nn-l jioitiv"
Cure for Cntarrh, 1 lintlirria, CanUcr
Iontli, nii.l llMid-Aclic, in SlII-
I. OirsCATAIMUI HKMKDY. A
Nasal Injector fret with t'ach bottle
I'so if yon desire health and vt e
brt'idli.' Price "iti cvnU. Sold Vy W.
II. l'leniin-:. '
Cured Write for sum pi
Newark, X. J.
prove it or pay forlcit. New por
traits just out. A (i.50 Kimiplc
sent free to nil.
W. 11. C'liidester it Son. i!8 Bond St.. N. Y.
NE88 & HMD llOIStS
fock'a INVISIULB TUBlil
etltMinm. Whlinori heard. Com
fartabla. MMMihl nam all Uaniwllaa fill. K.UWj T. HISCOt,
air. at kVAwaj. Kara. Writ Cur kk ft imftHUi
Clrontei and btautifici tho ti.
Promote! a luxuriant growth.
Never Fall! to Beitore Gray
Hair to lta Youthful Color.
Cure tcalp diaeaaei a hair t&lluiC.
One, and a 1 .00 at Hniffitnta
I'm Parker'a Otlngar Tnnto, 11 curei the wurat Cixiga,
n cai I,, jicDinty, maigutuon, rain, laitt inutucducia.
Tha onlv for cuff for Coma
iwiu. 1M. at Ur
nitgitU, or UISCOX CO., N. Y.
"By a thorough knowledge of the natural
laws which govern the operations of diges
tion and nutrition, aud by a careful spolia
tion of the fine properties of well selected
Cocoo, Mr. Eppa ha provided our breakfast
tables with a delicately flavoured beverage
which may save us many heavy doctors'
bills. It is by the judicious use of bucIi arti
cles of diet that a constitution may be gradu
ally built ip until strong enough to rest
every tendency to disease. Hundreds of
subtle maladies are floating around us ready
to attack wherever there is a wettk point.
We may escape ninny a fatal shaft by keep
ing ourselves well fortified with pure blood
and it properly nourished frame." Civil
Scrrice Uazette. Made simply with boiling
water or milk. Sold only in halt-pounil tins,
by Grocers, lubelled thus:
JUIi:s ICITS ,V CO., llonnepathic
Uieuustf), Loud o.i, hnglanu.
PFor many years used andpre-Sy
T Ascribed by Physicians, but only)n
recently introduced generally. K
PLASTERS, J I
The best Torous Tlaster made
Mi-it- ill iphoc nun- ni Hrn Lr n Mre Santa.
SUnlike other plasters, so be sureD
I ana get me genuine wun tnc P"-7fc
fnrA nf o. Knll nn fr, rarlr-rlnt h
pTiGROSVF.NOR & RlCHAJRDSjJ?OSton.5
and Whiskey Habits
cured at home with
out pain. Book of pnr-
I ticulare sent FHKE.
r AUaulu,a. OUiceltM Whitehall Hi
P i ..T. I . i i tlslntr Agency of Messrs
H. IMn AYER A SON. our authorized wuu
it lite MewKuaiHtr Auvcr
PATTnlTflM W. I. nougla hhort arc
uauiiuit warranted, and every pair
hus ulH name and price stamped on bottom.
$3 SHOE CENTLEMEN.
Fine Calf and I. need Waterproof Grain.
The excellence and wearing qualltlcaof thl ahoe
annot be better shown than ny the strong endorse
ments ot Us thousands of constant wearers.
$(00 Genuine Hanri-nem-ed, an rlc-rcnnt and
rusn uress ftuoe wnicu commcnas uwir.
mwl.HPwed Writ. A line cnlf bhoo
unequalled for style aud durability,
(noilyenr Welt Is the standard dress
Shoe, at a popular price.
$0.50 Pnllremim'it Shoe Is especially adapted
w ior rauroau men, larinern, eu;.
All made lu Congress, Button and Lace.
$3 & $2 SHOES LAfPlES.
Vnve been most favorably received slnco Introduced
and tnc recent improvements maao mcni superior
to any shoes sold at these prices.
Ask your Dealer, and if ho cannot supply you send
direct to factory enclosing advertised price, or u
postal for order blanks.
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ent huslncHs conducted for Moderatc Frrs.
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p.nd we ran secure patent iu lctm time than thuttt
rcinnto from Washington.
Send model, drawing or photo., with descrip
tion. We advise, if patentable or not, free of
ctiure. Our fee not duo till patent is secured.
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names of actual clients in your State, county, or
town, sent free. Address,
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l.aillea, ank OniRTiit fnr Ckichrttrr't BnqlUh Jiiamoni Brand lo lted and Gold mttalllo
boxe. Malrd with blue ribbon. Tate no other kln. Rdfu SubiHtvtiont m4 Imitation. V
All ptllt In patbnard bftisi, ptuk wraiipen. art dunfferoua eonnterft'lla. At Dniftglati, or send as
4e. In utamr" for pnrticiilnr., ti'sllmonlali, and "Kellef fur ldtea. n tfiitr, by retain Mali.
IW.tMHI T-illmoniala. Kamt Mpr. CHICHCtTEM CH EM ICAL CO., MadUnn tiQmnn,
bold bv all Lveal l)ruiilu. 1'lllLAUt.IJ'lilA. Va.
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CALL ON NEAREST TICKET
AGENT, Or Address
W. W. KNOX, Ticket Agent, or
W. L. DANLEY, Q. P. & T. Ag't,
D. B. CARSON, Agent. McMinnville.Tenn
Thousands of dollars worth ol
chickens are destroyed by Cholera
every year. It is more fatal to them
than all other diseases combined.
But the discovery of a liquid 'remedy
that positively destroys the Microbes
has been made. Half of the young
chickens are killed by Microbes
before they are fryers. A jo-cent
bottle is enough for 100 chickens.
It is guaranteed. If, after using
two-thirds of a bottle you are not
satisfied with it as a cure for Chol
era, return it to the druggist from
whom you purchased it, and he will
refund your money.
Tor Sale by W. II. FLEMING.
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von TIIK HI.OOll,
V, mIuiuss, Miliar. u, Indigestion and
. 'WVS trtOV HITTERS.
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Vt the genuine.
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