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M'AllTHUH, VINTON COUNTY T OHIO, WEDNESDAY,
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NOVEMBER 7 20, J873,
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J.' W.'llOWKtf, Kilitur unrt Vroprlotor
Terms of Saliorlption.
One cnnv, ono yr.l-S0 I One eopy,8mos 1 00
Ouueop'y, num. . .. 75 1 Onu eoiy,4ino8. W
If not pftht within the yeur . J J"
Clnhn of Twenty . ... .....
Tim MoArtlmr KNQtmiKK el'l;1at?7 , .
,c' 1'OSTAOK within tho limit of luton
TliuStoArlln'tr Knqvirkr ami 7 Chrl
tinn Witn will bo (.cut to ouo poraon one
5 lA failure to' nottrv ilisoonlinuanco at tho
rmlof thotinio milmorihcrt for, will bo tukeu
n n now oiinngoiiicnt (or subscription.
Tim ioo ooouplcil by 10 linos of this (Nou
nitiMll) typo shall cmifctituto n iiarc.
liulo unit Klg.iu-oWorki-60 cents aililitloiial.
? 8 ino
Onu cUro, $ 4 00 j
Two iiini'o.s, 5 OQ
Tliree jiiuiirt!, 1 00
Koiir oiuiircB, , , 0 00
Sixiiiru, '-'-i 10,00. .
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Crolumii!' " 15 00 1 85 00 rv:i 40 00
column, 20 00 .40 00 - 80 00
l.tti.1 Atlvcirtlfcemen'tiMl Od por wiiiare for
II mt insertion; mnl B0 cent per uquare for
Mi'-b wlclitional Insertion. " - '
jinsinosH Cniila, uot exceeding liucn, o
1MA(lClIllf duo on flrHt Insertion or advertise
ments. liilU with regular nrtvortHert twl pid
(Miiirtoily. ,, ...
llnnlnoiM Kotlcoa 10 cents a lino. Mnrrlnire
Notlcob-accoiiling to tho liberality of tho
'"yearly ndvorllsora entitled to quarterly
tlllUUVIM. , . , ,
iiv.TLiiuiiK'nU nototlun-wlso ordered, will
bo contlnntil until ordered discontinue"., ana
JgOWEN HOUSE., ,
(Formerly Sniuli Uouau,) y-f
Z AIESKI, OHIO.
EGBERT BO WEN, Phopkietoii.
This Holme, which is convenient to the R. U.
depot, since chmiging proprietors, liiis beiii
llioroughly renovated ami return ished, and
tho present proprietor oilers to tmvelurs anil
boarders tho best accommodations.
Uood Stabloon the premises.
tit? TKKM8 MUHT KKA80NABI.R
JAJIKSSi'lLLKR, - - Proprietor.
t'HARLKS (i. IlAIRD, . - - ClOrk.
--. llpflae newly furnisliod; as a flivt-ulasg ho
' i tel, tlic4lonse staiils unrivaled.- Flue niu
plo rooms on tlio tli-st floor. cn42.
W. Tiniham and Mrs. Eliza H7
yr. eon, Prcprietors.
. ZJA-IjESICX, o. .
Having leased this Hotel, wo would inform
tho traveling public and otliors, that they
have thoroughly renovated and ret'iirnisliud
iu It is rapiii'lous nd commodious, and the
' proprietors will endeavor to ncce.minodnte all
who may favor them with their patronage.
Lunch served upon a moment's notice. Teams
will be provided lor. Tobacco, Cigars, etc.,
kept ut all ti inert. Terms moderate.
July Hi, IH.t-6m.
ULBERT HOUSE, '.
Mc ARTHUR, OHIO.
, JAMES WORKMAN, Proprietor.
This House, siuco changing proprietors, has
been thoronnhly renovated from "top to bot
tom." Tlio present proprietor offers to trav
elers the bent accommodation in clcau and
neat style, at low prices. Come nnd try it
Uood stabling, and horses will bo woll cared
for. 0. W. Babnktt's "Busline" starts from
this House daily, at 12 o'clock noon, for the
1'ltKNDL'UO AST & JENNINGS, Pro's.
Cor. Markkt and Front Si's. , I
' '() 1 r i . .
Tills Hdrtse f routs tlio Steamboat Lamlintr,
and convenient to tho R. It. Depot Elegaut
)y nnd 1 it lily turn ishuil lor convenience and
comfort. v s(
TV TASSIE HOUSE.;.,
rRKXDKRUAST & JKSNIXU8,
H. L. MlTCHKI.L, - -
This Hotel Is in tlio most convenient part of
tho city on Front St., between Market and
MERIC AN HOTEL.
Cornorlllgh and Stato 81s., uoarly opposite
'"'COIiTJlvIiaTJS, OHIO. -
' I K. j. iLOUJU'i!''",
Tills HoUd Is furnished throughout with all
tho modern improvements. Guests run rely
on the best tivulinontiind very low bills.
Street Cars puss this .Hotel to nnd from all
Ratlroud Depots.) j ' '( ( .''
T. M. HUDSON, Proprietor.
This houso has been thoroughly renovated
nnd iH'Hiitit'iilly fiirnislieil. Having sunerior
fiicllllli'M, ever) thing will be dono to make
- - - Proprietor.
Tills llotid, a few toot from tho Kailroad De
pot, and where all travelers on all trains can
take meals, has Just hocn greatly enlarged and
thoroughly repaired, painted, Ac., ami is uow
In ooiiipletti order for tlio reception of guests,
Trains stii ten minutes for inuuls. Terms
moderate. . . ,
( Virnor Sixth and Walnut Streets.
F. T. OAK J. T. FI8IIKR, Proiirleloi s.
J.NO. MoTNTYHK A J. B. Connilly, Clerks.
This house has been entirely noflttod and
Jteinoileleil, mulls in, all Rnsfioata t .r
4 1 ' IttST-bt A98 1 HATKL. ' i 1 '
At.l.THR I.t'll'Bus OPTnitRitASON.r TaWle
lurpuisiid by oi In' b Wast.i iapleaii(
ulnassnt aDcoiumodatlons' for travelers. Ulve
u s mil. OAKK3 A CO.. Proprietors.
In every county of eaeli Slate, for a no
U'lnHl lok.TH) I.IVKS AND PORTRAITS
(IK THK 1'HKSIOSKTK) with lsrf slmllu copy of
the Declaration of luiloKiidoiii', tlio Coustl
tutlou of I'nlled HtiUes, and Wasliluglon'i
Fa.nwell Aildress, with lUllun sleul plates,
For circular and tonus, address. Johnson
, 1 1 Wilson Co.,Jl,BocU,au Ht N. Y
T. GUNNING, '
A.TTOE1TEY A.H IL.A.W
Prompt attention clvcn to all lcgul biDfiness
ntrusted to his cure.
Olliuont his residenco.
Feb. ltfJ.1. ' '
T F. ARMSTRONG,
ATTOBITBY A.T LAW
OFFICK-In Second Story of Davis' Build
lag, opposite Vinton County National Bauk.
July 80. 1873 ly.
J M. McGILLIVEAY,
, , M0ARTHUR, OHIO, i ' '
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. Will attend iiromiitlv'to any business given
his euro and management in any Courts ofl
Vinton and adjoiuing couuties. Orrivs Xul
cue court liouso, up stuirs. , .
J S. CLAYP00LE
Mo ARTHUR, OHIO.
I'KOBKCOTINO ATTOBNIYOI VINTON COUNTY.
Will practice In Ross, Vinton and adjoining
counties. All legal business entrusted to his
care promptly atteuded to.
R. HIGQINS & BE0.,
MANUKAUTl'HKUS OK ,.
Marble Monuments, Tomb Stones,
MANTLES. rUHNITURK, Ac,
IiOO-An', - - ' - OXZXO.
Good Assortment of M'arblo constantly on
hand. 'All kinds of CKMKTEUY WORK done
to order in the finest stylo.
and dealer in all kinds of
Plotura Cord and Picture Nulls.
tfoy COPYINO cnrefully dono, and tltc
smallest Picture enlarged to. any size, end
l..l-l.nrl I., tflil ll'n n. I ,wl I o l.tlr rr
any other style that may be desired, at the
I.nrgo mnl llncly flnlsheil l'hntograph9 can
uu niniiu iniiii Buruii:uuii nun iuiiitui iuiihcs.
Pictures of all kinds Framed to order, and
all work warranted to give satisfaction.
1 T. BOGGESS,
Jaokaon O. H., Ohio.
sv tan at all times be found at his olllco.
TEOH KXTRACTKD uliHolutely without
piiln, and with perfect surety, by tho nsn ol
Laughing ga. : eio
Charle? ' W,' Barnett, Proprietor
WIIX run regularly to M' Arthur Station
to meet all trains.
Hack leaves MoArthur Post Oftlce at 10
o'clock, A. H tnmoet Fast Line West; at 1'i
M. to moot the Cincinnati Express going east;
at 1 o'clock F, H., to meet tho St. Louis Express
going west, at 5 P. M for Fast Lino cast.
Will moot tho Parkorsburg, Marietta and
Zaleskl Accomodation ou application in per
son or by letter.
Orders left at the Post Office, Mc Arthur, or
Dundas, promptly attended to.
uue4-ltf3. CHAKLK4 W. BAUNKTT.
' Of Columbus,
In ono of the best managed
Insurance Companies in Ohio.
Rates as low as any No. 1.
losses promptly adjusted
II. 0. JONES, Agent.
George W. Tlnkham
BlUa Hyson, Plaintiffs,
Frank Claymlno, Deft.
noftireJ.P. lllaok, J. P., Modlaoa Town,
hip, Vinton Countv. Ohio, ,
On tbuSdiluyof il. tober, 1H71, suld Justice
Issued an order of A ttnehiiient in the above
action for tliu sum of fill S3.
Hnld rausii Is set for hearing on Tuesday.
Novemlier 8, 1OT8, ut a'lloek ?. M. - X'
KIJZA HVUON, .
November B, lifllJ-aw.
Faint, Yet Pursuing.
BY MARIE BELL.
Longing, with misty eyes,
t For tlio blest boon I soek,
Hiding within my breast
Words that I cannot speak,
Full many a prayer I pour
Into his listening ar,
Tolling him nil my need.
Doth not a Fathor Iiohi r
Is Heaven so far away V
Will not his watchful eye,
Noting the sparrow's full,
Seo when his children cry f
Surely,-1 havo "beliovod,"
Clinging, tlio' temp toil sore,
Fast to the promises,
Leaning ou Jesus more
Planting my slipping foot,
it Bidding fresh ikubts bo quelled,
, Clasping anew his hand,
"Holding and being held,"
' ' i
- Answer there comoth none,
. Waiting and weary I, . ' . ..
lirotlior of longing men I
. Lot not my courage die. T '
. Holp mo to wait thy timo.
i Help me to choose thy way,
' Sure of my loving Uotl,
i j .. jra in the darkest (Tay.'
Rest quiet hero, my soul i
liul every doubt bo still I
Cheering the lonely ones.
Doing thy Father's will.
What tho' tlio nnswor wnltsf
He knoweth all thy needs;
What tho' the path be rough
Since It to glory leads?
Written for THE CHRISTIAN WITNESS.
MIDNIGHT AND NOONDAY.
BY ECCE FRATER.
The fire burned briskly, and
the noise of tho watch-dog
barking in the yard, mingled
with the clatter of the guinia
chickens on the fence, just be
yond. Willie had taken his
book and sat down at the end
of a stand, on which sat the
large oil lamp, sending up its
broad and lurid blaze. Mrs.
Lorenzo had been lamenting
the sad fate of Mrs. Smith in
her unfortunate choice of Mrs.
Greybill as her visiting compan
ion that day, just as Mr. Loren
zo made use of the closing
sentence of our last chapter.
"Wife," said Mr. L., "I don't
like to say it, but I do think
that Mrs. Greybill is the biggest
UathersUte I ever saw. If she
knew what a fool she made of
herself she surely would act dif
ferently." "I think so too," said the
"Why, she bolted in here this
morning, 6qualing out at the
top of her voice a great lingo,
and forgot to introduce hoJM
neighbor, Mrs.' Smith, until, af
ter she, herself, had splashed
around for less than a half-hour.
She seems to think that there
is nobody about when she puts
in her tremendiously homely
face, at least, no one worth any
attention, but herself. She ver
ily deems herself a very smart
"Yes, and indeed, she is
smart enough if she "
- "Smart enough, wife," broke
in Mrs. L., "She's not smart at
all, her whele conduct shows
her ignorance of the most or
dinary things ; sho is not even
decent in her manners, and her
jwsoa-thursts are really dis
graceful. If I was in the place
of Mrs. Smith, I would ' never
be seen away from home with
gossiping Mrs. Greybill, after
tho talk she had this morning,
wife. If you was such a vain,
rattleheaded creature as sho is,
I do think that. I'd pack my
trunk and bo off for the far end
of creation, just to get away
"I love to have my neighbors
call in and spend a few hours
with me," said Mrs. L., "but
do abhor the meddlesome, tell
tale, gossipping stylo 'of some
folks;-1 would rather . talk
about something . more bene
ficial than that, that only re
flects upon others, and destroys
confidence. ! , ,,
"But the groat trouble with
these folks, .that carry about
bad nows, thoy' generally talk
like they were poor i innocent
Lambs, and in confidence. Now,
I Jmto lor some ono to corao to
me with some secret,iand ask!
me to keep it; and their , very
telling of tlio secret proves that
they want me to do what they
don't do themselves. I don'i
take much stock iu conjideijee
"Nor I in such women," rb
remarkcJ Mrs. L, "I love lo
have my lady friends displ.iy
a nobler bearing, a finer feeling,
a disposition to. love and do
good." y "' ' 1 ';"'
"If there is anything ; I Ad
mire in a human 1 being njore
than everything else, it is f the
disposition to be useful,
fiomo '. material -.aecoiint 1 lci
marked Mr. L. ' ' ' ' !
J 'But; husband-aifF tfie
wife, "I fear that we are spend
ing too much timo criticising
the faults of other folks, so let
us get back to the more impor
tant subject engaging our atten
tion, when those visitors arrived-"
see, what was it ?"
replied the husband.
TO BE CONTINUiSD.
How Coffee was Discovered.
We read a quaint story con
cerning the discovery of this
favorite beverage. Towards the
middle of the fiteenth century
a poor Arab was traveling in
Abyssinnia, and, finding him
self weak and weary from fa
tigue, he stopped near a grove.
Then being in want of fuel to
cook his rice, he cut down a
tree which happened to be cov
ered with dead berries. His
meal cooked and eaten, the
traveler discovered that the
half burned berries were very
fragrant. He collected a num
ber of these, and,' on crushing
them with a stone, ho found
that their aroma had increased
to a great extent. While won
dering at this, he accidentally
let fall the substance in a can
which. contained his scant sup
ply of water. Lo, what a mir
acle ! The almost putrid liquid
was instantly purified. He
brought it to his lips ; it was
fresh, agreeable, and in a mo
ment after the traveler had so
far recovered his strength and
energy as to bo able to rosuine
his journey. The lucky Arab
gathered as many berries as he
could, and having arrived at
Arden, in Arabia, ho informed
the Mufti of his discovery. That
worthy divino was an inveter
ato opium smoker, who had
been suffering for years, from
tho influence of that poisonous
drug.. He tried an infusion of
the roasted borries, and was so
delighted at the recovery of his
own vigor, that in gratitude to
the tree be called it cahuah,
which in Arabio signifies force,
And that is the way in which
coffee was discovered. .
At DuQuoin, in ono day, the
sum of $10,000 was paid for
castor beans. .
A man named II. E. Davis
of Palmer, . Christian county,
was killed by a passenger
train on Friday last, near Mor
Two newspapers of Marshall
and Putnam counties are very
generally discussing a proposi
tion to consolidate 1 the two
counties under the name o
The Texas cattle-plague has
broken out among the cattle in
Cairo and the, surrounding
country. : A large number o;
valuable cattle havo died within
the past few day3. : )
L.J-j; UJiLLL..! J
' The great pilgrimage to - Je
rusalem now organized in Parftf
will start at ouco.
... A. $10,000 bridge is to In
built across the rivor at Au-
[From the Christian Witness.]
The Struggles of the Reformation
The Struggles of the Reformation from A. D. 1,500 to 1,546.
Strange as it. may seem, ev
ery new upheaval of truth has
met tho lion "of opposition at the
very' (locii; .'ofils cxistencfi:
Hardly have reformers looked
Out oiVthcir cloisters ; ere the
cruel hand'- of' cal'iinmy kalph
fypd falsehood drop across'' its
face iund gages its' ut terahe'o at
least for a time. . Bo the ' truth,
. . '. ,'.... -A'.
as patent as the ( light of ; daj
yet tuelfj is IT secreted ,Nem.issis
s ; - -' i- it.-.
... When God raised, upMarlia
Luther, the whole Romish
Church was inundated by a
corruption that was a stench in
the nostrils of the priest-hood
and monkhood itself, and an
abomination to all the world.
The sins of lhe Pope had tow
ered to heaven until every hon
est plebian or yeoman felt that
sun was under an eclipse. Leo
the X had set at his banquet of
wealth and pomp, regardless of
the Charybdis of woo gathering
in the cesspool of his corrupt
hierachy. . The most sacred
things of God had been con
taminated, and no department
of society was safe from the
sking Nero of utter ruin
It was a time that it would
have seemed that all the mass
es could have beheld the vile
corruptions of the Pope and his
Tetzel was . ramnifying the
country under the re-action of
Leo selling his indulgences, and
supported by the legates and
devotees of the Vatican in the
vilest abuses and promulgation
of tho corruptest lies. Eck,
Cajetan, Miltitz and others were
the loved defenders of such
vileness that the air seemed
filled with the miasma of moral
and spiritual death. This
Tetzel could not be content in
Italy, but found his way into
tho German provinces, and the
Eelectorship of Fredrick. He
entered Saxony and commeuc
ed operations and soon ap
proached Wittenberg, and in
the face of the Wittenburg Uni
versity and its noted Titantic
Luther, railed and mocked, aud
sold his license to sin, to the
poor deluded commonwealth.
Luther could 'not endure this,
and at this moment another
drive was had by which Luther
split a little farther off from
Rome. When ho nailed up his
95 Theses on the Chapel Door,
it was the sound oi open war
between Luther and Leo X and
Luther was brave, yet cow
ardly on tho account of his Ro
lmsu tradition, and reverence
for the unholy. Catholic Church
His ideas was to reform Rome
by, staying with it, and iu
doing bo sanctioned too many
of her corruptions, although he
may have been honest of this
we have no doubt. Tho steps
of Luther in relation to Tetze
and tho Theses soon roused
Romish indignation from Ger
many to Rome. The thunders
broke out at Frankfort-on-the-Oder;
pamphlets were sent forth,
and soon replies from Luther.
Luther had a number of warm
royal friends, or els$ he would
havo shared tho . fate of Huss
and Wickliff. Fredrick. Elec
tor of Saxony, Staupitz, Spala
tin and others .stood by Luther,
or ho never could have done
what ho did against the Roman
Sec. They would havo balked
him long ore he1 reached
hurg Castle, to Jet his . beard
grow loug and wear a sword
keep -1 fronv beiug i recognized.
Tho Augesburg Conference was
designed as the death blow
Luther, Cajetan tho Pope's 1c-
gate, meant death, but God,nd-Jrrs
ed it otiierwuH), aud tuank tlio
Lord Luther retracted nothing
at Augesburgi' This failure only
enbittercd ' the cmesariee ' Vjf"
yomo, and 'oph . tho', call was
made for Luther . to meet the
D,iet at.Worms for.another tri-
ah' They had so farfailojd with
debate buflfoonerv and1intimida-
ion. so now .the hopejan "bigh"
that they jWouli entrap, hjni.
1, lie would uot ' come for
foar of such an august body and
hat would bo a tacit acknowl-
i a r r f T
edgementof error: and 'a viola-i-.Z
uod, o.VHul",monB? ani cause
punishment or deatjh, pi&fioth. -
2. If be did come they had
liln pejudgedibuu 'llle Hop
was that ho would 6tay away.
Luther's friend tried , to dis
suade him from going, but he
declared "that he would go if
there were as many, devils in
Worms as tiles upon the
houses," and he did go The
trick of Ecs and Leo failed,and
Luther was in Worms ready to
meet tho augustDiet of Charles
V., began January 28,; 1521.
In this Council was Francis I.,
Charles V., Henry VIII., the
Moslem Solyman and a host of
illustrious princes, all ;aflame
for renown and the full aggran
dizement of their selfish pur
Luther was met outside of
Worms and told to stop, that
the danger was too great, but
on he went.' The termination
of this Diet proved Luther too
much for all the powers Of
Rome combined, and he return
ed home to Wittenberg a victor
The secret of Luther's suc
cess was his belief in the poioer
of the Holy Ghost, and justifi
cation by faith. Luther was
hardly gone ere Ecic, Miltitz,
Treves and Leo X., sent forth
the illustrious Extramciama.
destined to ruin Luther and all
who adhered to him., Luther's
friends siezed him and incarce
rated him at Wartburg,to shield
him from the wrath of tho Ro
man See.-. After a time Luther
came back to Wittenberg, allay
ed the confusion that had bro
ken out among his own follow
ers ; for Carlstadt, pue 1 of Lu
ther's bosom friends,had become
so fanatical that he was about
to ruin the good work ! by his
extreme measures. Thus it is
in every good cause, there are
those wild fanatical extremists
who run tho true cause aground
by extra vegant conduct and
measures. ' '
Carlstadt left Saxony, and
finally became more wise and
combined his eflorts with Zwin
gle in Switzerland.
Luther and Melancthon
evinced tho true steel save Lu-
ther's obstinacy in the matter
of the real presence in the Eu
charist. , The Diet at Spires
was held in ,1529. However,
Luther; had been attacked by
Henry VIII., of- England, in
1522, to which Luther replied
so caustically that Henry . ney
or rallied again, but 'afterward
seduced Erasmus tho: sage of
Rotterham and . a fine scholar
and a former friend of Luther,
to write the ' Diatribrj against
Luther. To this Luther replied
and sa stung Erasmus1 that he
never survived, and died at Ba
slo, 1536, uncared fop by all
mankind. ' So much for desert
ing a good, and trup cause This
same fato will,-befall all who
abandon the v reformation God
drdains. The Diet afeSnirOs on-
ly reiterated tho 'edict of
Worms, to' which tho' reformers
protested, and in 16.29 to the
name x rowsiams, )
: ' '. n
T..-J.J- imj'.j 1.1
The wars 6f Southern ; Ger
many broke out as' Luthur fore
told, and after asirugglo peac(
came. Profcstatis,m was &s
tcrod, Lulhcr, .yiugli'nti(l xth-
becam4 one,.Atul!thc cause'
orGotTsjTrjd oQwarfffber fell,
; . j t . . s
internal enemies died and from
Germany onward rolled' tho
triumphnnto Italy, Switzerland,
England,:, rlSucm)'erg, Augsburg,-
,and ottier . places; . were
points of cncoiuitcrs between
truth and error as were Leipsic,'
Eurfurth, Eisenach, but Luther
and mtfjmtifiwti(m ?by -faith
through the poivcY of the Holy
Ghost prospered, . anKlrS.iLliU-
ther closed the difficulty be
rwAfiii tWf" tvi-ft" ' Antra nrrrid
Counts of Mansfield, "ho "took
is bed to, remain in tho l:own
of iiilbulWbng enough' io'die.
He wrote to .his dear wife,
"Ketha," that last affectionate
letter and after committing his
soul to God, the great Luther
died February 17,L R 1846.J He
lived to see the reformation a
triumph throughout Europe.
Victory, grand and complete.
So shall it come to all true re
formers. . , ...
The doctrine of the Christian
Union widens and deepens as
time rolls on. Each succeeding
wavo brings more, and still
more of this great ship? of tri
umph, to view the -men of
learning and piety, in the vari
ous denominations are becom
ing its advocates almost daily.
..The journalism of the coun
try teems at times with presen
tations of the superlative impor
tance of a general - Union of
Christians. . The most rigid sec
tarians are awaking . to the sig
nificance of this subject, and
are' trying, to wheel into line
and put up their claims for the
preference as a common centre
around which to rally. . But all
such efforts will fail' of their ob
ject, so far as concentrating the
hosts of Immanual on anything
like a sectarian and human
platform. The Union hasten,
and its day spring appears
brightly shining, but the basis
will be far above partisan and
deno'minatiohal dogmatism, up
on, the gospel, simple gospel,
and divine stage with the glo
rious scene enact much of the
talk and writing on Union by
sectarian and biased men,
sounds f vague and ineffectual,
for too many overlook the prop-
er basis and pass tne neaven
ordained "rock ' upon which
Christ's Church is built, against
which the gates of hell cannot
prevail." ' " ' J
There is divine wisdom and
infinite erudition, a way,,
highway, cast up by the anoint
ed, too generally passed by, and
the vanity of creature man de
vising a means and plan enter
tained. We deem the presump
tion for us to seek , to create
plans for the Most High. He
has already the necessary ar-
rangements. and has imparted
to us in His Holy Word, all He
ever designed lor our basis.
The "Book of all Books,"
contains pn toto the proper ba
sis ; and hence, even denomina
tions in 'drawing their, tenets
therefrom, have a beautiful and
sig'nilicant coincidence, a dc
lightfursanienees and identity,
This proves, something or noth
ing. It proves as clear as
sun beam ; that, when tho Bible
is taken and that alone, the ro
sult is Union. . , . ; ..'
We . look upon the orthodox
Christian world, and we find
blessed .. Brotherhood.. , Then
why is this deplorable distrac-
fiori ? The ' difliculty i is Bot
radical one, but a'naughy siv
perficial adhesion , to something!
that- uoes not pre yvuy an huhi
recognizing' each other as mem
bers,. ; of ' the' Church of the
First-born."' This being so, and
Who dare deny it at onco be-
com.08 so ident w, every . tin n k
init person that if theso sido is
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piye, and evencsccnt matters
scot antHh.rtv-are.ieit to wkb
B J t if, n' r 't,i i.i--
care of themselves, and all lov
ers of Jesus practico the true
elementary and conceded belief
of the genpral jChurch, divis
ions would at once die, and
Union majestically succeed.
The stubbornness of too many
keep down tho charity of the
pious ; soul?, and thkrlpvc of
prejudice ';':and the trained the
ology holds thousands back
from giving full expression to j
their conscientious Pdrieeptions j
of the right. We thank God !
that tho rousing of tho public :
snliijient hj'uiijes to make it j
more and more easy, for nien
and women to boldljr speak
against and ' condintt 'disunion
among the-members of "Christ's
Body. ( Tho hous"oholdjof faith
should at once embrace the ho
ly privilege afforded, and em
brace fondly every member of
the Family t inl a j weet soul
cheering re-union. We have
been alienated to long already,
and by our illwill and miscon
duct made Satan and his einas-
saies glad. It is irigtrjime for
a family reconciliation to take
place and all gather around the
same great Father, and at the
same common hearthstone,
pledge eternal fidelity to Parent,
and the children all.
There is nothing ' humilating
about this Union of Christians.
Oh, no; thanks be to God, it
exalts'as the royal 'Vxalted,,
and as heaven exalts "where
the will of God is done." Oh,
"Our Father who' art In Heav
en, Hollowed be Thy name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will
be done on Earth as it is done
in Heaven." This is the plea
of Christian Union. We toil
and pray for the, wiping out ol
party spirit, and us complete
victory of the commcnr and gen
eral truth of God. This done,
and mep , and 'women in the
"Kingdom of God," we are not
disposed to sprain, every nerve
in trying to get them into minor
sameness", or human uniformity.
Those who Christ makes free,
are free indeed ;? and if they
are "in Christ, "and Christ -in
them, the Hope of Gbjry," we
are the same, weftre" Uniform,
and should not stop id, contend
over such small 'matters, as
reeds and discipiinesl,'and oth
er mortal machinery j$ order to
reach uniformity,' or'otfoness in
those smaller : and. Idiverso af
fairs, more of men than of God.
Let the good bid Book, from
which' we "haveearned the
Will of God,th! continual
guide in our . conduct-after our
pardon, the same"' as it was to
- Let God - direct-us in all
things. Let His word be the
only "Lamp ' to our feet and
light to our' pathway' Where
in the name , pf ' the religion of
Bible, has that uTeligion de
manded anothor rulej than the
Bible, in order to its retention
and if none,', the Bible fills all
A movoincnt uV.hp name of
God that is not in, strict com
pTian'oe" with J the Bible, should
not m6et witn cOunnance, and
if according to the Bible we
havo no better gulde, we need
no men to legislator dictate a
different, another 'ruie for our
principle or management
The true basis tif Union is
the Bible for the law, and from
tnat tho mind Iearrj' under tho
Spirits influence;, all our duty
to both Cto'd, Yourselves and to
mankind .in 'general; ' and
hence of all moral and spiritual
ends are met,; ancLEy faith in
theoriof God weare induct
ed into the Churob ,of Christ,
"through, tho,, renewing of the
The present number of (3ran
gos in Vi8con8ia,,r220.
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