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The Ohio Democrat.
LOGAN, O., SATURDAY. JULY 10, 1880.
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DELATION OF OIIUIICII
Sermon nt the First Pres
byterian Church oi'
Halilmtli Morning, July lilt, 18S0, by
the 1'ijstor, Iter 1). It.
Mooro, A. M.
Ti'.xt Mntlhew Vl: 10! "Thy Kltigilom
Tlii'He words coiiHtltiito out' of the
putitioiiH of tho Lord's prayer. How
often liavo we uttered them; yet
when have we given them tliat
thought' which their import de
iiiiukIh. Our thmifrht Ih directed to this
petition to-day hh having a bearing
upon the State, and upon Govern
ment. By.u conjunction of dates, of
events, upon this same day -wo are
reminded of our liberation from
death by the resurrection of Christ
from the dead; and of our libera
tion from monarchical rule by the
declaration of independence, one
hundred years ago. By his resur
rection from the dead, Christ's do
minion over death was established
By the declaration of our nation
al liberties, we as a people rose to
the dignity of an independent
The day, then, turns our thought
to the tpiestion of tho State and of
Government. And as In harmony
With such a direction of our thought
the text: "Thy Klngd
has also to tfo with government
As this petition ascends to our
heavenly Father, and he answers
the most powerful contribution is
made to tho prosperity and hap
piness of any people.
The advance of God's kingdom
among any people means the safety
and perpetuity of their govern
ment. A constitution founded in
unrightcousnes' is null and void.
(Prov. M: HI) "Itlghtousness exalt
0th 11 nation."
An unrighteous constitution could
ijot bo a compact of government;
for government Is of divine origin.
A government may be religious;
and the constitution under which it
is organized makes no provision
viintevor for tho establishment of
religion. "We desire no State
church. The privilege is not
wanted by any church of drawing a
dollar from the treasury of the
country. "Wo desire a government
in-"which nil the people have that
exalted liberty that enables, them
to worship God according to the
dictates of conscience. V,'o regard
ourselves as under a religious gov
ernment, at the sumo time our con
stitution allows of no civil recogni
tion of any religion; neither docs it
prohibit the free exercise of relig
ion. AVe are. a Christian people;
yet no statutory enactment com
pels a man to be a Christian.
Among our liberties Is that of being
permitted to pray the Lord's Prayer
of saying to God: "Thy Kingdom
Come," and that Is Just as good as
any constitutional amendment spe
cifically recognizing God, and bet
ter than any laws compelling men
to serve God according to the direc
tion of any church.
Tho prayer of God's people, "Thy
Kingdom Come" as the fervent cry
of pious hearts is far better than
the privilege of balloting on relig
ious matters. God's answer to that
petition is the strength of nations.
Let us consider sumo questions
suggested by meditation upon that
petition : "Thy Kingdom Come."
1. What does the petition in it
self involve? "What do we pray
for? For the coming of God's
kingdom of righteousness.
Knowing it as God's kingdom,
and that by God's decree His Son,
Jesus Christ Is the royal Head of that
kingdom; and knowing whut Jesus
claimed for that kingdom that It
Is not of this world that itconieth,
not with tho outward pomp of the
world and that Its subjects must
bo Godly, lovers of righteousness,
and non-conformed to this world,
Wo apprehend tho nature of that
kingdom as spiritual. And this
view Is sustained by tho teaching
of Paul in Bom. Mi 1718: "For the
kingdom o'f God is not meat ami
drink; but righteousness and peace,
and Joy In the Holy Ghost."
"For ho that in these things
sorvoth Christ Is acceptable to God,
and approved of num."
When therefore wo pray; "Thy
Kliigdoui Come," W0f are praying
for the establishment' and increase
of the kingdom of righteousness In
human hearts for (line mid eternity.
This kingdom Is established in
Mm hearts of believers by faith;
and to effect of the prayer -'Thy
Kingdom Conu," upon hikiIi Is to
And (hey being thus strengthened
ill I'iislilonusno.ss mul poace are Iho
more acceptable to God, and ap
proved of their fellowmeii. The
nearer, we as subjects Hi Christ's
Kingdom, are brought into likeness
to llim as our JMvlne Master, tho
more loyal will we become to the
state, ami the purer and more help
ful will be the compacts through
which we seek unity as citizens.
Divine grace is the only antidote to
sin which Is a curse to any people.
Again when we pray "Thy King
dom come " we pray for the estab
lishment of God's Kingdom of right
eousness in the hearts of unbelievers
We pray for an advance upon the
prison kingdom of Satan in which
so ninny are held in the shackles of
death. "Thy Kingdom Come."
When the possible gracious effects
of thlspetltlon is duly contemplated
when the humblest believers may
lisp those words and the response
of God be the freedom of a soul
from bondage to sin let all hearts
be stirred to pray let every mouth
bo opened, and heaven be filled
with this prayer. AVliose Is the
heart that would do something by
way of service of Christ to render
himself acceptable unto Clod, lot
him lift up holy hands before God
In prayer, saying, "Thy Kingdom
In answer to this prayer, every
soul saved becomes a power for
righteousness for time and for
The increase of God's kingdom is
not recruiting for the sake of
numbers It conie'th not with ob
servation it is an enlargement of
Christian moral power God's
Judgment of men, is not as that of
wordly kings God looketh on the
That poor wrecked pleeo of hu
manity shut out from society as
dangerous and disgusting, or con
fined by law as a criminal, under
the gracious influences of God's
kingdom upon his heart may
become useful to society and rever
ential towards government. He
does the most for fallen humanity
who as a righteous man prays with
fervency for the advancement of
The effects of the prayer "Thy
Kingdom Come" as described, re
sults in the victorious development
of th" church, (foil's kingdom takes
on a visible organization In the
church. This Is in accord with u
universal demand for decency and
order. As an organization it ren
ders attractive tho habitations of
men. From it have been propaga
ted benevolent schemes and charit
Nebuchndnozzcr's Image The
stone cut out without hands
(I)an'l. II:) The great image of
tho golden head, of silver breast
and arms, of brazen belly and
thighs, of iron legs, and feet of Into
and clay, is destroyed by the stone
cut out of the mountain A picture
of Christ and his kingdom surviv
ing earthly kings and their kings
doms. Again, the effects of the prayer
"Thy Kingdom Come" to advance
righteousness among men Is to
hasten tho day of Christ's glorious
appearance. Tho day when his
power shall be no more disputed
when all his enemies shall have
been put under his feet.
II. Consider what the desire for
the coming of God's kingdom in
dicates as true of the. Christian.
1. It is apparent that 110 one who
Is in love with the world would
have any desire for the coming of
God's kingdom That any one
therefore has that desire, is an evi
dence of his having been reclaimed
from the world.
2. That he is acceptablo unto
God That the desire of his heart
i). This desire indicates charity.
What has been of so great profit to
himself ho wishes extended to his
fellow men And this charity re
verts as evidence that ho has been
HI. We must pray this petition
1. Jesus taught us to pray It.
There can lie no mistake about its
being a correct petition Its object
2. Thy kingdom belongs to God
and Ho has a large interest in its
increase. We are confident then
when wo pray "Thy Kingdom
Come." wo are praying for whut Is
pleasing unto God.
!). So far the kingdom has come.
The confidence of final success lies
in what has been achieved,
God has given us In our own
national life a powerful example of
tlho bJoBseduess of the inlluoueo of
Ills kingdom Our national liber
ties were born of, ami uro fostered
by (he liberty ofsonsliip with God
God guvo u,s Mti,s land llilil hero
wo might freely pray to Him for
tho enlargement of Ills kingdom.
And the little one lias become a
giant. And to-day whilo we re
joice over the privileges and pleas
ures of our citizenship in this free
commonwealth, and our prayer
may be: "God bless our native
land" Wo can not lie unmindful
of our freedom as sons of God of
which the Sabbath, on which our
Saviour rose is a reminder.
' What the Sabbath teaches, and
what Independence Day teaches,
the two, to-day, united us If Jointly
to impress us with the importance
of their lessons, must enlarge our
hearts to pray, "Thy Kingdom
As lovers of our country-Its laws,
and Its institutions let us urge the
maintenance of God's kingdom
Let us urge this petition at God's
throne of grace
has made our
greatness The maintenance of
Godliness, will Insure the Increase
of our greatness.
If wo forgot Jesus king all
power, and excellence will fade
The powers of darkness assail us
in those quarters at which God lias
provided for our strength.
Manhood-is assailed through ap
petite drunknoss, licentiousness
The family is assailed by Mormon
ism and Socialism The Sabbath is
assailed by Anarchism, and blight
God governs so as to keep for
man the Sabbath, and the family
as beueflclent institutions.
As wo love our homes, and our
country; as we long for prosperity
and strength let us pray: "Thy
Kingdom Come" That God's bless
ings through the family, the Sab
bath, the Bible may be enlarged.
What She Wan.
"I'm a poor, husbandless woman,"
she wailed at the door of the Wid
ows' Home, and was, taken in and
cared for over night. The next
morning the matron called her in
to the olllce.
"You have no husband?" she in
".No, ninilani," was the. reply in a
"When did you lose him?"
"Only so recently? How sad.
What was the matter?"
"He was poor and wanted me to
live in two rooms on a back street,
and I refused him."
"Then you are not a widow?"
said the matron indignantly.
"Xo madam: only a poor hus
bandless woman, 1111 old maid if
you wish to call It by so harsh a
The matron bounced her out in
live bounces down the stairs.
The above was published in the
humorous column of one of our ex
changes, and it is evident the
author hud a strong and abiding
faith in his ability to write fcnny
articles. The man who can delib
erately write tho above, and call it
funny might reasonably be expect
ed to go the grave yard at mid
night, and siting on a tombstone,
tickle himself in the ribs to get up
Beats Sam Jones.
"Lampasas Jake," the cow-boy
evangelist who is holding revivals
in New Mexico, can beat Sam Jones
as a vernacular preacher. Here is
an abstract from one of his sermons:
"How many of yen's are ready to
die now with your boots on?
Whero'd you be to breakfast?
Don't any of you drunken, swear
ing, lighting, blaspheming, gamb
ling thieving, tin-horn, coffin-paint,
exterminating galoots, look at mo
ugly, because I know you. Your'o
all In your sins. You all know a
fat, well-cared for, thoroughly
branded steer when you see one,
and you can tell whose it is anil
where it belongs. There's a man
that owns It. There's a place for It
to go. There's a law to protect It.
But the maverick who's is Mint?
You're all mavericks and worse. The
maverick has no brand on him. He
goes hollering around until some
body takes him in and clasps the
brand on him. But you whelps
you've got the devil's brand on you.
You've got his lariat about you,
lie let's you have ropo now, but
he'll haul you In when ho wants
Mr. Brown, ono of the Georgia
Senators, used to bo the best shot
with tho squirrel rifle In the South.
Ills father' would glvo him twelve
bullets and tell him to bring in
twelve squirrels. "And mind ye,"
tho old man would add, "lot tho
hnes be through their taruel heads.'
Once llobert Tooiiih challenged
Brjiwn to fight 11 due, and besought
tie hitter to name tho weapons.
"Sqiflrrel rifles" said Brown to the
second who bore ,tho message,
Hut nothing further was hoard
from Toonis. ,
DEEP SEA SOUNDINGS.
How Shuts are Sunk lit Water Four
After steaming for two days to
tho eastward, the line of deep-sea
soundings were taken up again In
the South Atlantic Ocean, where
the Enterprise had let off on her
outward passage around the Cape
of Gnodhope over three years be
fore. The soundings are taken
with Iron bails similar to nine
Inch shot slung with wire. A hole
three Inches In diameter through
the middle of the ball reduces Its
weight from !)( pounds, the weight
of nine-inch shot, to (It pounds,
through this hole a brass plunger
Is inserted several Inches longer
than the diameter of the shot. The
plunger is filled with a worm, a cup
and a book, to which the shot is
fastened to a reel containing live
thousand fathoms of steel wire
fastened to a swivel forming the
head of the plunger and led over
a wheel In an iron frame several
feet clear of the ship's side, and
over another wheel a little below
the frame. This lends the wire
still further clear- of the ship.
The frame on which the upper
wheel hangs has five hollow stanch
ions in which are springs, to each
of which a ropo is fastened, roll
over roll, as In the top of the frame,
and to which the wheel hangs so as
to give way several feet to ease
the strain which naturally comes
on the wire, and w.ould surely break
it on a heavy roll of the ship, as it
has done once, causing a loss of
1,(100 fathoms of wire. "When every
thing is ready the shot is dropped
overboard, and the wire runs off of
the reel at the rate of 1,(1(11) fathoms
in ten minuets. As soon as as the
plunger reaches the bottom, the
hook to which the shot is fastened
turns over by the slackening of the
strain, and so releases it. A tell
tale on the axle of the reel tells
how many fathoms of wire have
run oil". A little steam engine then
winds the wire with the plunger on
the reel, minus the shot which for
ever remains at the bottom of the
ocean. The plunger consists of 11
hollow brass tube ten inches long,
in which is inserted a worm with u
cup on the lower end. The worm
serves for the purpose of twisting
the cup into the bed of the ocean
and to bring up a sample from the
bottom. The cup is the invention
of Lieut. Belknap, I. S. N., and
Is named after him. Helms invent
ed three different cups, hut the one
011 board the Enterprise is Belknap
cup No. L', and the best adapted
for the purpose. The contents of
the cup after the water is drained
out, are put in bottles and lnbled
with latitude, longitude and depth.
These bottles are packed into boxes,
to be sent to the hydrographic
olllco In Washington.
When under steam alone the en
gines are stopped for sounding, but
when under sail alone steam has
to be gotten up and all sail taken
in, as the ship lias to He perfectly
quiet, and to bo under control,
which is impossible under sail,
soundings are taken about every
100 miles, the depth usually being
two or throe thousand fathoms.
The greatest encountered was
1,8.01) fathoms, or about -IA miles.
In latitude .'10 degrees west, shoal
water of about four or live hun
dred fathoms was found, revealing
the existence of a range of moun
tains on the bottom of the ocean.
These, the Challenger, an English
man-of-war, on a deep sea sound
ing expedition around the worltl
ten years ago, had failed to dis
cover. That day fifteen soundings
were taken, one every five miles,
till deep water was reu'ehod again.
The cost of a shot is .$1. Liout.
Marix, the navigator, had. charge
of tjio work, nnd It required a
quartermaster, an assistant, ami a
firemen to run the engine to take
a sounding, which altogether lasts
about an hour. Should the shot
fail to discharge, as It did once dur
ing the cruise, tho whole has to be
wound up again by hand, which
takes threu hours for a depth of
three thousand fathoms, as the en
gine Is not powerful enough to wind
up wire, shot and all. Baltimore
Twenty-five Mormons of Idaho
having been convicted of polyg
amy and sentenced to fines and
terms in tho ponllontury, Jt
looks very much us If the spread
of wickedness of Mils kind out
side of Utah would presently be
limited. The people of the locali
ties adJoinlugUtiih have complained
of Invasion by Mormons, thousands
of whom have stuck stakes outside
of tho new Silou, A hundred In
dictments have been found against
IlllHIl In Idnlio,
The Presidential Vetoes.
. The value of the President's ser
vices to the country In placing a
check on reckless legislation Is not
to be easily over-estimated. He
represents the views of the great
majority of the people in the mat
ter of private pension bills which
Congress has seen lit to disregard,
lie has pointed out the llinisey
character of the measures, tho fact
that they have not met with prop
er consideration, but have been
hurried through both the Senate
and the House In great batches, and
that they set at naught the Judg
ment of the Pension Bureau, which
Is better equipped for such busi
ness than Congress can possibly be.
He vindicates the promises of the
Democratic party in putting a
stop to waste of public money 'and
holding those is power duty bound
to bo faithful to the trust reposed
in them by tho people. The pre
vailing disposition in Washington
is to be altogether too careless with
other people's -property, and a
corrective is needed.
The vetoes are the acts of a man
who regards governing as a ser
ious business and not to be played
at ducks and drakes with,
they are reminders which ought
to cause 11 clearer preceptlon of
what is right and proper to prevail.
Congressmen will do wisely to ac
cept tho practical rebuke given
and profit by it, for it voices an
overwhelming popular sentiment
and kicking against the pricks has
never been found to be an advan
tageous operation. The treatment
which many of the members who
wrathfully passed the Itiver and
Harbor Bill of 1882 over President
Arthur's veto received at the hands
of their constituents should not be
As has been intimated, the pol
icy which has been applied to the
private pension bills, if extending
to the pending Itiver and Harbor
Bill, will result in the dissapprovai
of that measure.
The whole appropriation will fall
because the foolish principal is
still in operation that the President
must sanction all tho alleged works
of improvement or none. Other
bills will doubtless fall also, for it
is evident that an unusually
thorough system of examination
lias been adopted at tho White
House with the determination to
so act firmly In accordance with
the merits of each case. The vetoes
which have so far been rendered
give the people a decided sense of
A Keirt Ghost Story.
There Is imbedded in human na
ture a fear of supernatural persons
which goes far to prove that super
nature Is hut a continuation of na
ture. Jn till ages apparitions have
been seen. The Witch of Endor,
the ghost that appeared to Brutus,
and the warning old man who ap
peared to one of the Stuart Kings
at Linlithgow, are memorable ex
amples. In the subjoined, a South
ern writer tells a story of African
"I (loan mine doin' de wuck o'
two ordinary pussons, boss, but dar
ain' no use'n talkin', I ain' gwine
over dar by dat graboyard terday."
Jasper Hollings, an old negro
well known in the bottoms, threw
down the lines, and ominously
shaking his bead, climbed down
from the wagon. Judge Buyers, a
planter upon whose plantation the
negro was employed, had ordered
him to drive over to tin old grave
yard onfhe border of the planta
tion, and bring away a load of posts
which lie would find plied up in the
"Kain' go, jedge," old Jasper re
peated. His face had assumed a
serious expression, creating the Im
pression that If it were possible he
would turn pale.
"Why can't you go?" tho Judge
demanded. "Don't I pay you for
"Oh, yes, sab; yor pays 1110 fur my
wuck, but who gwlno tor pay ine
fur belli' skeered tor doff by doni
gostez. It's getting lining in de
eboniii' an deui sperrits Ml put 011
dere white shirts purty soon an'
hop or roun' in or gruu' danco o'
deff. Uch huh, yor kain' tamper
wld me, 'enzo 1'su been Iteah fur
some time come heali fore do
leaves put out."
"Jasper," said tho Judge, "you are
too old to talk that way,"
"Yes, sab, yes; too ole tor talk dat
way, but I ain' too olo tor lookback
see 'or ghost an' don run agin' or
tree an' kill myself, You may call
mo, foolish of yor wauls (or, but I'd
rullior bo n fool an' hah or good up
ortjto, don tor b'o n smart man an'
bo skeered lulorde grave. I'seluid
seb'ral 'ensions tor 'shier dose yor
p'lnts tin yor dun heard whut Pso
proeklerinated. Good evenln'siili."
"Hold on, Jasper," tho judge
called. The negro stopped. "You
believe in the rabbit foot, don't
"Well, sab," scratching his head,
"I does sorter b'blebe in de urlo'du
"I daresay you have one in your
"Yes, sah, I has; I bus fur a fae'."
"Well, don't you know that Ifyoti
cross yourself a time or to with
that foot, no ghost can molest you."
"Who tole yor dat ?"
"Sam Jones, the grave revivalist,
"Who, dat man what drlbes up
de mourners like drlbiu' sheep in
de pen ?"
"Wall, den dar inu' be sunifin In
do fuck ?"
"I board him say it."
"Null" said. Pso gwine utter dem
He climbed on to the wagon nnd
drove away. Nat Beyers, a son of
the judge, had cverheard the con
versation, and, slyly entering the
he secured a white table
cloth, and by crossing a Held
reached the graveyard before Jas
per arrived. Nat, enveloped in the
table-cloth, was seated near a grave
when the negro drove up. Jasper
was ill at ease, but contrived to sing
a tuneless song.
"l)h, ji', mmd IjiwiI, tin take me ter rest,
Mid it Imllelujiili kUerlii'iiher my Ineast.
"Who dat llingin'at me?"
Nat, while crossing the Hold bad
found a bono, and laid thrown it at
"Who dat fling or chunk at me?"
he repeated as he nervously crossed
himself with the rabbit's foot.
"Good Lawd, 'taint no chunk. It's
or bone o' do human fambly."
Just then he discovered the
"ghost." He dropped on bis knees,
crossed himself with the rabbit's
foot and .-aid:
"Doan know whatyer is, but keep
erway. Mont be or saint an' yer
niout be or Great Lawd!"
Tho boy hud made a lunge at
him. Jasper did not look back,
but, like a brown smear across the
dim disk of twilight on the hill, lie
lingered for it moment and then
"What's the matter?" the judge
asked, when Jasper ran into the
"Nothin' or 'tall, sah, nothiu' or
tall. JeV thought I'd come back
an' ax yer or few p'iuts. Did' de
holy pusson say dat or rabbit's foot
would keep or ghost erway?"
"Well, sah, Ijos'drappe.d In ez I
wuz passin' ter tell yor dat de holy
pusson niout not uv tole or lie, but
dat bo projlcks wld de truf in or
sknnlus manlier. Yer'll find yor
blame mules an' or wagin load '
sperits ober by de graboyard. Good
A Sharp Trick.
They were talking about ;i bar
ber who bad moved to Chicago.
"How is lie coming on?"
"He is getting rich band over fist.
He has more than he can attend to." '
"Is lie such a good barber?"
"Perhaps he keeps his mouth
"On the contrary ho gets such a
big run of custom by bis talking so
"You see, whenever a customer
comes to get shaved ho tells such
horrible, horrible stories about riots
and mobs Mint the customer's lmlr
stands on end with fright, and then
ho has to dross tho man's hair and
put an expensive patent oil on it to
make it lie down again, and ho
charges extra for that." Texas
A Buffalo father to oneourngo
early rising offered a prize of mon
ey to that child who shall rise ear
liest next muring. At a very early
hour a bright little girl made her
appearance, claimed and got tho
prize and then went back to bed.
It is frequently slated as an
oll'sot to church missionary con
tributions "that it takes ninety
cents to get one dollar to the heath
ens." The Chicago Standard says:
Tho fact Is that diligent inquiry
has shown that it costs but 11I110
per cent, to do all the homo work
while the dollar Is worth ten per
cent, more when It gots to its des
tination than when It is contribut
ed, on account of the dillerence of
exchange being In favor of this
country. So that after mooting all
homo expenses the dollar is worth
when It Tenches the place where It
is used Mil cents.