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M' ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO, W
3DNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1873.
Tlio Mcirthur Enquirer.
J, W. IJDWION', Kill to mid Proprietor.
ToriU4 of Siibsor'ylion.
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Clu'is ol' I'av.iW till OU
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. 01) I at the Ullll! mi ili-.'il I'm', will lio uuen
m K new ona xo.a-jnt for hii !w;. ijttoii
Till Spa O.-.CIIpiC I ') HMi:H'.i of tllis(Nllll-
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liu-inca t.ii.ilH, not exceeding 0 lines,
All bill, iliio on llrst Im'Oitlon of advcrtlne
111 I'll Ik.
ItilU with regular athortisi'iH to 1)0 paid
ltu.iiioM Xolloos 10 contsn line. Mnrrinxe
Notices aocordiiitf lo the libo.tillty of tl.
pa !( ic .
Veaily a IvorUscra entitled to nunrtorly
Advert l-ienientx not othenvifo o.-dei-oil, will
lio -nut i into I until ordered ilim-ontinuod, aim
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linml. All kimWiif CKMKl'l-aiY WOUK don.,
to onler in the tlnost, Kyle.
ATTOBKBY AT LAW
He A H I'll i: II, OHIO.
l'ronijit ntieiiliDii tciven to all li'rfal b u-J lies
(I ll. i'nt Iih lo.tiiloiii'u.
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(t-'onnei-ly Sands House.)
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"H T ERCH ANTS' HOTEL.
.1. W. V A II Kit
'I'll i h Holol h In lln iikhI cinvi-ulciit pui-t of
the city on Ki-onl t., liulHu-en Market and
Corner II itfh ami Klalo Sis., iioarly opposlli
K, .1, Itl.iil'NT - ..... lYoprlotor.
Tills llnlcl h I'iiiiiIsIhmI IliioiiKhnat wltliall
Din i ii n. K' in iiiiiii'iivoiiiontii. (itiesU cin ntlv
on the host, treat. nent ami very low hill.
St eot am i is till Hotel In anil IVoni all
Kail ii. id Ihvol.
. 0T.ACI-C3D2r. OHIO,
1)11. I.T. M ON A I IAN
TIiIh lions,', fiii-iiie.ly ilio Mia n i;,uise, has
luo.i ih ii on , -hi - renovat.i'l mid liiMiitll'ulh
filiillsh , I. 0 ivliix mii .icrifir fi.-.iliUi'N, ev 'r
will bo dune In in il.n ruesls oonirortnlile,
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k"l. ail'n ,ls, Miolv riirnisliej ruoinH anil
i-li-a n-t ho Is, dm I s i'iIi's, Kvo 'v olio
ina In for the emu furl of ;m! rniiii. All ohai-ife
"Mils Miili-I, n row lout r oin Hie Hull ion Do
)t. an I whoie all tcivolom on all t.aliis ciin
l.iUoiii.' lis. Ii is lust li 'oi) Rieatlv enlai Kiid and
lliormi flily 10,,1111'i'd, ialnteil, &c, and Ih now
In eoiii il ifiii) der for the u -oitloii of jfiii'-tt.
'J'i'iiIdh slo.i Ion minutes I'm meals. Tonus
QRAWFORD IIOUiE, ,
corner Hlxth niiilWalnut HlrootH,
oiisrai3iT ati, oiiio.
F, . OARKS .T, T. KISMKH, I'lnprletoi.
Jno. Mt'lNTVItK It .1, II. C0.Vnki.lv, Clerks.
IiIsi'Ik lionao l) i lmntt entlrele Reflttod. Uo
Thlsmlr ami It.uiin lelod, and la In all ve
Vlim'-Cf. RS 1IOTF.T,.
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HM,'i,is,i,d lie iioiiii In the, West, Ample ami
jilf smii aiiooiniiio Intlou for trveler. (llvu
Wit clt. UAikbtf A tUo i'lourlutuii,
J GREEKLEAF & CO.,
WHOI.KAAI.K DKA1.KB8 IN
Dry Q,ods, Notions, Ho aery &c.
5S4 and C'.tl .South High Struot,'
C. M. Sauk, of. M.-.Arthiu, in the traveling
n -lit I'm tlio a'love Iiiiiiho, and nil onlorseu
t. UH..-.I In linn will io oivu p.inii, it .it : iii t ion ,
Ja.n.ao 15, 18,,).-1:'.
piTABLISHED 18 YEARS. ,
J . F T C) W SLL,
WIIOI.K.SAl.K nilAl.KK I.V
flay GOODS. AN" NATIONS!
I'.OIIt St., l'OltTKM.H-TII, OHIO.
J. K. Towoll Is a ,'ont I'm-ecve.al Mills, an
his hiniso is ll,'ll'l;ii;i, tors for many .le-ii-n'il,
.naliosof Kasiein (ionds. All aiiods will h'i
oht lit tile lowest ioriMl)lo priio.
I loe tush linveis, llrst-, III -s time;, ' trade.
Wholesale pod llois ami liii naoi men are par
.i. ill. illy liivit.il to an oMUiiii.tilioa of hi.-stook.
"While the Day Lasts."
While the d iyli'ht llngom.
Jl n-tal, work mi l pray;
List not ,iK-aiiir;'s val.:os,
Swiftly lly iheiiioiiieiits,
(iolden iniiiiiJiils ,dl;
' Harvest Holds, now whit'ulii,
To thy spirit call.
I. Ike the leaves ol autumn,
Shaken hy thn winds,
Fnllthy follow inoi tiils,
Dyln.r la their sins.
"I.'is' no lime lo slunilier
Mighty Issue i tarn
Onea Ii preolotis ino.noiit:
It ls"Tl'KN (ill iitotx!"
Hi nd thee to thy nit-isloii,
Tin list t lie si klo in;
llriively toil andoai-nest,
Fe irlnti:ui(,'lit hut sin.
Fruitless hands uru waiting
l-'or tlio precious eoed;
Scatter, scatter freely,.
Tj'vu in w.ir.l and doe 1.
What if burns thy forehead
With the lie.it of toil.
And thy foot be jirci fling
livery kind of soil?
X:nv tlii'oujh thorn nnd tliistbs,
Now tii stony steeps
fiwe-t r "w trd 'i ill (la Iden
Him who sows nnd roapn.
"While the Day Lasts." Religious Reading.
That they all may be One.
[From the Christian Weekly.]
ro have given iVoin our cor
i',j)on:lt'iit in Yokohama, the Iiict
espacling t!i? or0ranizitio:i of th
if.st native Christian Church in Jn
on, which was fo,'in,' l March 10.
1 37-'. It w 13 or r v.uxi I as a U:i'o
'i i.'o'i, in jo .1:1 ; 1 ivlt'i tn y .1
1 n':i.it;oi, r1 li.-i i f at a coi
Ji3 ,'r.ctt :
. itio'.i y
i iro'i is
m inS jis!i : p a lulief i
'st.citial vlo.-tfiiiM ol'st
Christ a:'cc)l3,l by h'
ol' cviry a i;n . Tli
,','o.v'.:i ' in int.dvat aa
m 'f.i!:i?.s.i, 11:1 1 t'.ioj) wlio hav
vit-'hcl its pro 'r.'s.s ar? co'iviac;'
.hat it will bo rejar.l.1 1 as th
"inothoT clmi'cli of Japan," na.lth.i:
chuivliL's that sli.ill lnr.cifl'.'r be en
fiblishi'il in that coantry must b
ajion the same broa.l fo.imlatioa.
Wo k'arn th:it. R;v. Mr. 15i h'h
the missionary un.ler wliosa traili
ng an;l care ths nvMiibers of tli
luirch wji'3 brought to the knowl
a nn l profj3dio:i of Christ, reso
lutely declines to use any inlLnnee
to brills it into dono ninationa.
limits. It is his deciLl opinion
lliat it would wo.ilcen t!ie powsr of
Christianity in Japan, and confuse
nul disturb its weak disciples to
teach them the di.foi'cnees in the
various branches of tin church.
They call themselves "The Church
of Christ," and they, take the Word
of God as their sole and infallible
rule for all things. On such a basis,
he believes that the churches in Ja
pan, as from time to time they must
be established in various places,
both forign ami native, will become
one body, concentrated there.
Mr. liallagh is sustained in his
views by all the missionaries in
Yokohama, of the different Hoards.
Mr. Looniis gives the assurance
that the missionaries at Ilioga will
do the same, ho that the representa'-.
tives of the Presbyterian, Congre
gational, and Reformed Hoards
have given their approval to the
Union policy adopted by this pio
Our correspondent, who furnishes
us these facts, ndds: "This seems
to be the critical time in the relig
ious history of this laud, and tha
'shape and direction now given, will,
in nil probability govern the future
Htntua of the church. Will it not
be an exhibition of the overruling
wisdom and goodness of God, if the
organization of thiH little church, so
small nnd weak in its beginings,
fihiill bo the means of demonstrat
ing thu practical oneness of the
church of Christ.. Already our ar
ticles of faith and form of govern
ment have been sought by others.
A church on the biuiio basis is to bo
organized in Yedo, and tlio church
cdillcu in tlio possession of which
they are more blessed than we are
is to be dedicated next week.
Another has been or soon Is to bo
organ Izod in Ilioga. Thus you see
what canso wo have to pralso God
for the honor lie has given na in
leading us to the formation of this
Uuiou Cuui'vli la Yokohama!!."
The Golden Key.
Hatred and injury aro like black
gates, locked, bolted, and barred;
and forgiveness is the key which
opens the gattjs. And, God has
taught us how to uso the key; and
if he lias usjd it for us, how much
more we ought to be disposed to
.ise it for each other.
It is sweet to forgive. An 'old
proverb says, "Forgiveness is
cA'eet lvvenge." 'hat vile, bad,
vretehed man, --Titus O.ites, o!'
vhoin you have read in English
history, used to say that reveng-;
was God's sweet morsel. It was a
dreadful saying, and revealed a
black, bad heart. ' Bat forgiveness
is God's sweet -morsel, and he par
lakes most of the Divine nature
vlio is abls most largely to forgive.
.V'hether your enemy will love you
r not, you must free your soul
,'roin the dungeon in 'which he is,
by trying the effect of the golden
Try the golden key. Ah! if we
cannot forgive men their trespasses,
,ve are in the dungeon with them.
If we, I say, cannot get them out,
it any rate let ns go out ourselves.
Did you ever notice how you pray,
'Forgive us, as we forgive?" What
1 terrible prayer that is for some to
put up; why it is invoking red-hot
lamnation on their own heads
ipeaking evil of their fellow-men
engaged in fighting against' their
fellow-men cursing, unforgiving,
they will yet say, "Forgive us, ns
we forgive." Do not put up the
prayer thoughtlessly, but when you
say it, think, Do I Jbrgivo? Can I
forgive? Pray for the forgiving
spirit, and seek its gracious and
Try the golden key; but you have
to be careful how you try to put it
into the lock. You must not say
tnything about the forgiveness
,'oti bestow, or that will not do.
Poor human nature does not like to
be forgiven does not even submit to
e forgiven by Go I; how should it
hen submit to be forgiven by man.
recollect this once quite upset a
eeoneiliation I was attempting to
i.'ing about. A fellow-ambassador
11' peace in warily happened to say,
I believa Mr. truly forgives
.011." ".Air. had better stop,"
f .is tie reply, ".vit'.i- his foegive
i.ms, till he's askel; for '''.veiiesi
il(cl!I think ot'ier people have
forgive as well as he." I saw it
vjs of no use, and so I came away.
sT.)-,v, oae goo 1 sign of the golden
ioy is, that it goes into the loek
md makes no noise. A ' forgiving
spirit is "Pure, gentle, easy to be
entreated, without partiality, and
.vithoiit liypoerisy." Of all the
uigels that stand near tin throne,
forgiveness is God's most gentle
iml loving one. All the ways of
.brgiveiiess are pleasantness, an
ill her paths tiro paths of peace";
iVhile grievous words stir up anger,
the words of forgiveness are, like
oil, softening and, like gentle rain,
There is an old proverb which
says, "Man forgives, but God for
gives nnd forgets." But we must
try, ns much as in us lies, to do
both. Forgelfulness is like the
heavy black velvet curtain that
covers nil the faults; and if that is
the case, why the key lies behind
the curtain, it is not wanted and
cannot bo seen. But we may re
member, that if we cannot let the
curtain in all cases fall, -we should
never allow the activity of our mem
ory to interfere with the activity of
our graces. ' Keep the heart with
all diligence, established in lovj;
and if malice or unchartiablcness
try to close the gates of other hearts
against us, try to open them with
God's own Golden key.
Scraps and Revival News.
In North Fairfield, Me., a revival
of interest is progressing.
A iljvivai, of groat interest and
power is progressing in Searsport,
Eij. D:t. 8, F. 1V:ksx, of B.mgor,
Me., is lecturing in the Stataon his
"Travels in E.iropa."
Iff Bid leford, Ms., religious meet
ings have continued since tin Week
Tan h ealth of Eld. Pitiuado, tlio
pastor of Congress Street Church,
Portland, Me., is improving.
At West Winsta 1, .Conn., Eld. A.
S. G Win, pastor, more than sixty
persons Ii ivo been converted. .
T113 Portlan 1 District Minister
ial Association has just closed a
meeting of great interest lit Gor
ham. Twenty-five ministers wore
At Gardon Street Church, Law
rence, Mass., during tho year, 83
persons lmvo united with the
church. Eld. L. P,. CushmanI Is
yaator. ' ,!
Eld. L. Wallox, of Boston," has
been appointed by Bishop Janes to
the German Mission House, N. Y.,
as successor to Eld, J. W. Flocken.
Eld. L. B. Bates is witnessing a
rich spiritual harvest in the M&
Bellingham charge, Chelsea, Mass.
Many havo professed conversion
Wis record revivals as follows:
Frankfort, S. T. Graw, pastor, 40
conversions; Royalton, Eld. J. Hill
pastor, 50 conversions; Dayton, 50
conversions; Beekman Hill City,
Eld. W. C. Steele, pastor, ,14
received; Mtyll.4.1, Eid. E. Pouter,
pastor, 21)0 conversions.
A licit iiu from the "First Union
Church of Rome, Italy," asking
prayers, was recently read in the
Fulton street prayer maeting.
. Moses E. Lako withdraws from
the editorial corps of the Apostolic
Times, to devote himself more ex
clusively to tho ministry.
L. B. Wilkes lias also, in part,
been released from his labors on
that paper. The remaining editors
are J. W. McGakvev, Rob't Gra
ham, W. II. IIopsox, and R. C. Cave,
an able staff.
The Church Organ and Independpendent
Some brother baa made a
true utterance, concerning inde
pendent church papers. lie
thinks these are propper, while
a leading and central denom-)
inatioual organ is absolutely
needful. Whatever is natural
according to fixed laws in
spirit and mind is right. It
will never become restrained by
ecclesiastical rule. Truth will
never be spoken, written and
published in forms iixed solely
by ecclesiastical permission.
Truth is a coinage that .akes
no priestly superset iption. Ev
ery man mines and moulds, the
precious metal for himself.
Nevertheless, every orthodox
denomination have certain fixed
principles in its faith. There
are certain initial and funda
mental tenets in its religious
f.iith. These are the basic
stones of the building, and it
one of them is tampered with
the whole building may tum
ble into the dust Now, it
seems that there should bo one
olicial organ that shall-specific.
illy set forth and advocate
the distinctive tenets and the
tliilerent purposes of its people.
It should be a mirror to reflect
the perfect immage, or a pict
ure in which is painted the
promineut features of the faith
it .represents. Tlp. mind al
ways wants to look at the well
delinod before it contemplates
the collateral. The definite
must precede tho indfinite just
as thero must be a centarl sun
to systems that expand into
misty, remote and indefinable
nebula. While the church
papers points out, in the world
of theological truth, the central
and fixed principles of a bib
lical belief and a Christian
life, . the independent journal
may deal more liberally in
those general, abstract and even
speculative truths which well
disciplined minds shall be able
Jo make practical in life and
personally useful to humanity.
From these and other consid
erations it always seemed to us
that indepdr dent journalism is
a demand of the human mind,
and un essential means of the
widest, deepest, freest, and saf
est investigation of all great
questions, both of church and
state. Tho admitted fact, there
fore, that every enterprising
denomination must establish
and maintain an official and
leading religious organ, argues
nothing against the propriety
and sometimes the necessity of
an indenendenf nub 1 i c a t i 0 n.
Bat whether such papers
shall help or hinder a people
among whom such enterprises!
may individually have oaigin
11 ted, must depend upon tho
evangelical character of their
tone and thoir coitents. That
vti v UpiiuuvM ki wu jviitiiitt
keeping the wolf from tho folds
feeding at liberty in tho val-,
leys, none will deny; but that a
nnstiinifrn is thus eninv.
cdvby the flock, all would at1
once admit. Thus.if independ-jOod
journals aro not opened to
ivory iorm and motive of theo-1
lo2icaU.thou2ht. thev must'
stand iu a sphere of creat uso -
fulness, and-becomo chief co-
workers in the church in pro-
motins tho blessed results of!
an evangelical faith in a hoi v
lLfo." , . .. ,
GO TO JESUS.
BY LENA P. BROOKTON.
. Go to 4 is us with thy sorrows;
: He tli ha rddujds Jul will caw;
, He will give thy troablo I coassienco
A8t,-t seasj of pardJ.iin; pence
C10 to J-iu) with thy ti'i lis,
Tell b,)ii .ill t'.iy caros and woos;
Itle htt-) atomise ), If wj ask him,
lie wil (five ui s.v.-Jt ropjse.
Goto Jiifiu.3 whin t'10 tjal.iljr
Hooks to lure tluj from tho rljht;
Whan tij wlokel oajiusniU Hue,
Ever keep the i-ros( In silit.
-Go to Joins whan thy burdens
Aro to lifti d for th le to bjar;
Toll il.ll fif cai-js na I siivewj,
lie wlHlJud alistuuliijf o.ir.
Go to .I()sb wlion iloa h's slut lows
Quickly feather round thy way;
Ask of hi: to ,jul In th fo iWtupa
To tho riyaiaol eudlessday.
Then In tluj't oalosil.il 'city
Thou. shat Un 1 a la ting rest
Prow lifo'n turmoil, tares, and sorrows,
,.4'llkrhid on tho Saviour's bioast. -
From the Christian Standard.
BY S. E SHEPARD.
I I v I
I plant any such. Not ono ol
them is yet three hundred years
I f ago- They aro all illegiti
lnriror mate children, and have no in-
beritanco in tho kingdom ot
and of Christ. The chil
ent drou of, tho bondwomau shall
"Union is tho act of bringing
two or more things together so
as to make but one." Wefotcr.
This is the primary meaning of
the word, it being formed from
the Latin tuv'o, by adding the
letter n to that word. It has
also a secondary meaning,
expressive of the state produced
by theact, unio, to unite or, to
make one; and therefore means
the state of being one, or unit.
This is the meaning of the
Greek word henotecs, as
used in the classics and New
Testament. The ecclesiastics
used the word in the sense of
unanimity agreement in opin
ion or determination. The
New Testament speaks only
of "the unity of the spirit" and
"the unity of the faith" (Rph. iv.
3: 13). We are exhorted to "en
deavor to keep the unity of the
spirit," in view ot the fact that,
in the apostles' time there was
but "one Body," "one Spirit,"
"one Hope," "one Lord," , "one
Faith," and "one Baptism."
To this one body, the Church,
"was given some apostles, some
prophets, some evangelists,
some pastors and teachers."
These were given "for the per
fecting of the saints, for the
work of the ministry, for build
ing up the body of Christ till we
all attain to the unity of the
faith and of the knowledge of
tho Son of God, to a perfect
man, to the measure of the
stature of the fullness of Christ."
The unity of the Spirit must
be kept, and the unity of the
Faith must be attahied. This
was necessary to the develop
ment of the one Body" as "a
perfect man" who had attained
"to the measure of tho stature
of the fullness of Christ." It
was also necessary for all the
members to be thus developed
into a perfect man for tho rea
son assigned by the apostle;
namely, "that we may no longer
be children tossed to and fro,
and carried about with every
wind of doctrine, by the sleight
of men, by. cunning craftiness
after the wily matter of error,
but holding tho truth, may in
lovegro up into him in all
things, who is the head, Christ;
from whom all the Body, filthy
framed together and compacted
by the tmans of every joint of
the supjly, according to the
working iu the measure of each
single part, effects tho increase
of the body to the upbuilding
of itself in love."-
" No c
lance is ' left' here ' for
"tho diferent denoin'mations,"
the curse and shamo of our
common profession. The first
step toward a restoration of
things jjo tho condition 111 which
the apostles left them, is to a-
bandonf once and lorever all
. these "denominations."
"car ri more of the Disciple
Churclj, the Baptist Church, the
Congregational Church, the
Methodist Episcopal Church,
tho Episcopal Church, or the
Presbyterian Church. God
liasnrjsmh church 3 v, neither
did Christ or nnv of his anostles
" D" "Cirs witn tno cnuuron
cf the free. Cast them out.
1 - The agreement to retain these
names, and go on and build up
these parties and let each other
alone, is not plodging ourselves
to "Christian Untoa." It is the
'mono. "It 'is isnorinj; tho
rol. 1 tr '
church of God for the peaceable
enjoyment of a stale and divers
ified sectarianism. Even if
there could be a union of these
sects, it would not be a Chris
tian union, but a sectarian
which the world
vvould gain nothing,
Nothing short of a return to
apostolic names and usages can
constitute a pure Christian un
ion. Will our brethren of "the
different denom i'ations" consent
to abandon their denominational"
names for the sake of the. .unity
fur which they pray, and for
which Jesus prayed? It is idle
to pretend to Christian ui.ity
while, we still cling to our party
names and .. 0 u r part y
oganiz7itionsr " The 'world" sees
through the deceptive veil by
which we seek to cover the de
formity which we feel,- and of
which we are ashamed.
Here is the unity required by
the apostle: I beseech you,
brethren, in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that you all
speak the same th'nj, and that
there be im dioimiu ammj ijm
hut that you be miule complete in
the same mind ami in the same
judgment There is no room for
denominationalisn here. The
unity here enjoined is that for
which Jesus prayed. It exists
in perfection between the Fath
er and the Son. Brethren, by
which I mean all who acknowl
edge our Lord Jesus Christ, let
us give heed to this inspired
exhortation. Let us forget our
parties and pa rjy-feelings.
BY S. E SHEPARD. UNITY NOT UNIFORMITY.
[From Church and State.]
And then' we shall do well to
remember that there is a unity
without uniformity, anft also, a
uniformity without a unity. We
cannot hut feel that that striv
ing for uniformity for which tht
Church has made such sacrili
ces, and wit'u such poor results,
has been labor lost.
We ought to penetrate be
neath the surface and compre
hend that, so long as christian!
are one in the substance of tliei:
faith, and in (lie spirit of theii
strivings, the rest is of minoi
consequence. In the Old Cath
olic Conference, Professor Rein
vcns, of Breslau, declared th a!
"unity did not mean uniformity
nor could it bo . brought aboir!
by the believers in one confes
sion coining over to another; ib
real meaning was, that every
attempt to make apostates oi
those adhering to any confession
oimht to cease" a sentiment
which was loudly applauded by
the delegates. What is wanter!
in tho Church is room ; room
for the fullest developemeut oi
ill its members, and for tin
richest variety and expression
of the christian life and experi
ence. This variety and full
ness is the end to be sought fo;
in the State, according to Wil-
iam Von Ilumbolt; and, to use
lis language, "even the most
free and self-reliant of men, is
hwarted and hindered in hi.-
developemeut by uniformity of
position." Now, if this uniform
ly is not desirable in the State,
iowan it be shown to any
more desirable in the Church?
et is certainly not desirable
Inough to undertake to bring it
about by authority and force,
and all that christians can make
uso of to advantage, will, in
iinc, cohid along "of its own ac
On the other side, there is a
uniformity without unity; one
form of Church government, one
creed, one mode of worship, but
no sympathy, nnd love, and
Ch-is'tian fellowship. It is the
sad sight of soldiers wearing the
same uniform, and used to the
same drill, but hostilo in their
own hearts. Let tho church
fiover boast of such unity. If
thero .is not unity in Christ
thero is nothing; and if there is
that, uniformity will look out
for i Itself
Tub Uidijid Credit Mobilier
robbers of the Government and
people of the United States fur
nish, in t1! ih ibnial on the
stump and in ''the Hadicul
news papers of last year, a re
markable verication of the
old proverb that bo who will
steal will he.
An ingenious individual with
n turn for mathematics lias
found that thero is one pig fir
every one and four-tenths men
ia . tho United States.
THE RIVER PO.
Character of the Stream—Danger
It is hard to get at the his
torical records of the river more
than two thousand yeai-3 ago,
though we may form a good
guess as to its earlier geolog
ical history. Within the his
torical period extensive lakes
and' marshes (some of them'
probebly old sea lagoons) lay
withiu its plaiiH, since grad i
ally filled with sediment y pe
riodical floods. Great Hries ol
dikes, partly of unknown an
tiquity, border the binding riy
er for a length 0f about two
lain dred miles from Piaceuza to
its mouth, and throughout this
course its breadth varies from
four to six hundred yards.
Through all its many windings,
from Chivasso downward, allu
vial islands diversify its coarse,
.md deserted channels here
and there mark the ancient lib
erations of the river. The
guard against the devastating
jlfeot of Hoods, and to check
such aberations, the dikes were
raised; and in this contest ot
.nan. with nature, the result
has been that the alluvial flats
in either side of the river out
side the dikes have for long
received but little addition of
surface sediment, and their
level is nearly stationary. It
thus happens that the most
of the sediment that in old
times would have been spread
by overllows across tne land,
is now hurried along towards
who Adriatic, there, with the
help of the Adige steadily to
advance the far-spreading al
luvial flats that form tho delta
of the two rivers. As the
embanking of the river went
on from age to age, so just in
proportion has the annual
amount of the formation of the
lelta been accelerated. The
town of Adria, a seaport ol
! he Adriatic in the veign of Au
gustus, is now fjurteen miles
from the shore, and the an
ient lagoon of Raven na lias
long since been filled up, chief
ly by the mud brought ('.own
y an ancient arm of the Po.
Ant the confined river, unable
i)p annual floods to dispose ol
part of. its sediment, just as
he dikes were increased iu
aeight, gradually raised its bot
'om by the deposition there ol
1 portion of the transported
naterial, so that to prevent
its overflow it is said that the
embankments have been raised
so high that at Ravenna the
lull flooded river often runs
higher than the tops of tho
houses, and the safety of tin?
neighboring country i in con
stant state of anxiety to the
inhabitants. - All these dangers
have been much increased by
.he wanton destruction of the
forests of the Alps and Appen
nines, for when the shelter ol
the wood is gone, the heavy
rains of summer easily, washed
the soil from the slopes down
into tho river, and many a'n
upland pasture has by this
process been turned into bare
rock. In this way it happens
that during the historical pe
riod tho quantity of detritus
borne onward by tho Po has
much increased; the level of
it s Mt'oni,"ls thcrclbre, more
rapidly raised, and whereas be
tween the years 1200 and KiOO
tho delta advanced on an aver
age only about twent-five yards
a year, from the year 1000 to
the year 1S0O the increase has
been more than 'seventy yards
At last a re ison comes like
the present, when long, contin
ued raines falls alike on mount
ains and plans, and the floods.
swollen by tncrapniiy uiawing
glaciers,' steadily increase the
volume of the rivers, till at
length they rise to the very
brim of their embankments!
and in spite of tho , long con
tinued precaution of man,
the rivers, and most of all the
Po, havo broken across their
prescribed bounds (md whelmed
iu sheets of water hundreds of
squire miles .of the fertile
ppunes of , Lombardy. When
these vast lakes subside, or are
absorbed py, the air and flu
oil. ' who can estimate th"
havoii and destruction produce!
by thevheliTiinwnters, out o
which the j tree-tops and roofs
of buildings aro -now Btaudiu
Houses a:sd even churches havo
been swept away, sand and
gravel bury tho meadows, and
many a yvaif must pass beioro
the 20JJD0 'families now house
less shall, by unremittant labor,
restore the ravaged fields to
their old fertility. 'It is a hard
thing to say, but such is ono
of the inevitable results ol
man's straggle with great riv
ers, when for ages .'ho has.
striven to. confine them. But
by .foresight-, and skill much
niay be' done; and if the great
old " fore -is ' of the mountains
were allowed to reassert them-
selves, tjio rekirring danger
would in become less than
now. 15 it to luV even, nearly
safe, div-'ging must if possible,
be'udde-uto" rtfbankitrg; rp aa
to keep iiio long incline of the
rivers 1 0 '.torn, at an average
level, otherwise the time in tho
t'a.i futir must come when Na
ture mus'; of necessity overcome
even the best dirdctod efforts
Elegance and Richness.
The tn . t elegant and costly
eostume ever made in Pans,
was sent i. a lady for the fancy
Iress ball in New York. .. The
first outsi !e skirt is made of
gold cloth ; over the front of this
are extended threads of pearls,
so as to form squares; 111 tho
centre of each is a different
flower made of imitation jewels.
Ihe secon 1 jupe is made of very
white sati;i embroidered in silv
er, with a flounce of old laco
placed around the edge and
turning inwards. Tho heavy
folds on c.ich side are retained
by jewels, and the long pointed
sage is covered with them m
front. Tlio court mantle of sky
blue satin is caught up on the
shoulders underneath a ruff of
gold lace, upheld by invisible
wires; tne mantle nas no orna
ment whatever, but is faced all
around wilh ermine. Strings of
pearls and diamonds adorn the
neck and arms. In the high
coiffure, Duthe style, is to bo
naceu a immature vessel under
ull sail; over thi.s, garlands of
lowers are strewn, serve to re
am (he Kivucfure in its position.
he cotd'ii'iie cost nearly two
housand dollars, including the
ewels an I lace; more than two
nonths w ere ppen't , upon tho
drawings and subsequent prepa-
ation of" he uresx '
[From the American Messenger.]
A voiri r .11:1:1 w.mt into tho of-
liee of 0 1 of the largest drv troorla
ninoi'thr? boas s ia New York, and
isked for ."1 -iltd it'oa. He was told
to come r.i a jam.
Going d 1 v.) Pi.oadwav that same
tl't M'liooe, dipo-ilt the As tor House,
in oi l np;. : vo:u t:i, trvin r to cross
khe "'street, w is .s'. uck by a stage,
:io;-Ke'l (i i.v.i, aa l lier Da9.CJt 01
tuples sen; -ijattviajf into tha gut-
This viKi'ig man stepped out
from the 11. -.sing (rowd, helped up
the old lii.lv, put her apples into
!ier bnskvt, and went on his. way,
torgetting 1 -te ifu ident.
When lie called again upon the
importers, b.i was asked to name
11s price, v. Inch was necepted im
mediately, mikI he wi-nt to work.
Nenrly a year afterwards, he was
ailed nsid .: one day, nnd asked if
he rcmeinli red assisting an old ap
ple woman in Broiulwray to pick up
basket oi apples; an.l in.ieli to
his Hurpris learned why he ob
tained a situation when more than
1 hundred others were desiring tho
loiing in n, lio.v little you know
who sees you do an act of kind
ness! -.Tn j c.ves of others see and
ulimre wlcit they will not take tho-
trouble to do themselves.
M. C. SWEZEY.
Several (hresago,a citizen of
Circleville, while attempting to
vill a rat, was severely bitten
m tho the thumb of his right
land, hi.-; ratship clinging to
lis thumb until choked to death
y ihe other hand. Tho wound
ias become serious, and tho
gentleman is now under the
reatment ofthe physician.
1 1 i
eo'-io can never 00 two
srcftil aboii!, standing in tho con
fusing m l work ol tracks in the
nc ghboiliood of railroad depots.
A prominent citizen of Louis-
ille, Kj,: was lately standing
between a side track and the
main trtck, wailing while tho
train was being made up,' nnd
was kno.i.'cd down and had
his heat! cut off by a cur wheel.
He held ;r) accident policy for
"),0()(), but the. question will
probably bo raked whether , the
fatality viae, not due .0 bis own