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grave and the drunkard's hell is strewn thick
with tobacco leaves." Out of six hundred convicts in the Auburn (N. Y.) State prison, sent there for crimes committed when drunk, five hundred testified that tobacco led them to intemperance. The venerable Dr. Beceher estimated that of all the young men who now use, and shall continue to use, this narcotic, it is fair to prcdict that one out of five must die a drunkard. Mr. Trask is right when he pronoimccs the weed "Satan's fuel for the drinking appetite." Not only does tobacco arouse a craving for strong drink, but it also leads to the use of opiates. Dr. Broughton, in charge of the drug patients at the Keeley Cure, savs: "More young men are led to the opium habit by cigarette smoking than by patent and pro prietary medicines. Sixty per cent, of all males under forty years of age treated at Dwight for opium, morphine or cocaine using in one year, had been smokers of cigarettes, and sixty per cent of these had no other excuse than that they needed some stimulant more than the cigarettes furnished them." In view of these facts it is not surprising to hear Dr. Brewer, of St. Vincent's Tnsane Asylum, testify: "There is an alarming increase of juvenile smokers, and, basing my assertion on the experience gained in private practice and at the St. Vin cent's institution, I will broadly state that the boy who smokes at seven will drink whiskey at fourteen, take to morphine at twenty-five, and wind up with cocaine and the rest of the narcotics at thirty and later on." Bartow, Fla. MISSION WORK IN SOUTH CAROLINA. By Rev James Russell. In the fall of 1880, after opening up the Raften Creek Mission, in Sumter County, I was requested to preach at a church near Wedge field. The text for my opening sermon was, "The kingdom of God hath come nigh unto you." I never was allowed to finish the ser mon. A great stillness took hold of the con gregation. Deep conviction was working in many hearts. One young lady cried out aloud for mercy. Falling at my^ feet, she cried as one truly lost. At the close of the service an old elder came forward and asked me if I ever saw it after that fashion in Scotland. I told him, "No." "Well, if yon preach as you did to-night you will see it again in America." I did. After this I gave myself up to the work of an evangelist. I love to work amongst the farmers, and the common people hear me gladly. My next work was in Clarendon County. Here I preached about a month. Forty-eight members joined the different churches in the neighborhood. On the last Sabbath night of these meetings a tall, middle aged man fell on the floor and cried for pardon. Three others fell down by him, strong men, under deep conviction for sin. The hour was late. I requested the congregation to leave the building, as the house was crowded. I re mained with these four men till about one o'clock Monday morning. They went home resting in Christ for salvation. Fifteen years after this meeting I had to pass through this county on my way to Kingstree. I inquired regarding these four brethren. The middle aged man had, from the day of his conversion, followed Christ, -had family prayer, although before that he had been a sinful man, and one of the others sold out his store of merchandise, prepared himself for the gospel ministry and is now preaching Christ. It gave me great joy to have hint in the pulpit with me. The Lord hath done marvelous things, whereof I am glad. I write this, not to advertise myself, for my day's work is about done, I am now seventy years old, but write that i may put it into the hearts of some of our young men to give them selves to the Home Mission fields of South Carolina. There is an open door. The call is come and help us. Chester, S. C. BROOK CHERITH. By Rev. L. P. Bowen, D. D. The old man sat in his easy-chair, The luxury of age, Where oft he dreamed of buBy days, When memory turned the page ? That chair itself once fondly given By youthful converts won for heaven. In vigils from that easy-chair He watched the Vineyard's bloom ? The great evangelistic strides, The Foreign and the Home. Proud of his Church, he felt the blaze And vigor of his active days. He watched the young men called of Ood And helped along the path ? The waiting pulpits on ahead. The valorous fight of faith ? Our boys to bear the banners on, When all these older heads are gone. The old ma nsat in his easy-chair ? Good news on land and sea; The awakened Church, the victory won. The trump of jubilee; Provision made, 'mid notes of praise, For veterans of heroic days. The old man sat in his easy-chair, The time of triumph come ? The Christ in sight, old Simeon Now ready to go home; The Church's aged sons at rest. And cherished on their mother's breast. "There rose," he said, "a man of Ood, Commissioned of the Master, And brought the consecrated gift, His box of alabaster, Devoted to his Saviour's use ? And all the odor filled the house. "Perhaps some memory of the past, A father's hoary head, A faithful pastor's worn-out years, The holy impulse led; Autl then, the noble work begun, Responding bosoms followed on. "Go, tell the boys," the old man said, "They need to have no fears, That God who hears the early vows Will slight declining years; His Church, now shouldering her debt, Will sleep no longer nor forget. "I'm sending from my easy-chair The young disciples word. Rich largesses oft came from hearts Of whom I'd never heard; Rare friendships, generous and good, The almoners ordained of God. "Elijah's birds are on the wing ? ? Oh, no, they are not dead ? They still converge fit Cherith's marge, And prophets still are fed. There are no loaves in Beulah Land As fresh as those from God's own hand." Berlin, Md. Selections FORGIVEN BOT NOT FOROIVINO. A certain officer of a king was in charge of the taxes of a large district. When his ac counts were examined they were found to be short millions of dollars. The king ordered him to be sold into slavery on account of the loss of the money. The king relented because the man pleaded so persistently, and finally forgave him the debt. What did this officer do as soon as he was free but arrest a man who owed him two dol lars! He was full of revenge and, like Shylock, demanded his pound of flesh. The king heard of his officer's harsh treatment of the man and revoked his forgiveness. This was the picture that Jesus made of the unforgiving debtor. Of course he meant it to illustrate that part of the prayer which he taught his disciples, "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." Grudges are leaden. Revenge is not sweet, but a millstone around our necks. The unfor giving spirit hardens our hearts, sours our disposition, and embitters our lives. "Getting even" with the other fellow never pays, be cause two wrongs never yet made one right. The only harm he can really do me is not when he calls me names, or docs mean, dirty things to me, but when he gets me low enough and mean enough to descend to his level and pay him back in his own coin. The other fellow can slander me, but only I myself can debase myself. The grudge is not worth remembering. The harsh, bitter feeling will do more harm than the injury done you. The next time you are tempted to say, "I'll never forgive him," or, "I'll get even with him yet," think of how much you resemble the unforgiving officer and what an ugly picture you make. ? Selected. THE "TEN DEMANDMENTS." A big business firm in "Western Canada has hung in a conspicuous place in its works the following "Ten DemandmentV' for the benefit of its employees. They are surely worth re peating. Every business concern might well print them and post them. For the benefit of the young men and young women who are look ing forward to a business career they are here reprinted. Character and business are closely united in them : "1. Don't lie. It wastes my time and yours. I am sure to catch you in the end, and that is the wrong end. "2. "Watch your work, not the clock. A long day's work makes a long day short; and a short day's work makes my face long. "3. Give me more than I expect, and I will give you more than you expect. I can afford to increase your pay if you increase my profits. "4. You owe so much to yourself you cannot afford to owe anybody else. Keep out of debt, or keep out of my shop. "5. Dishonesty is never an accident. Good men, like good women, never see temptation when they meet it. "6. Mind your own business, and in time you'll have a business of your own to mind. "7. Don't do anything here which hurts your self-respeci. An employee who is willing to steal for me is willing to steal from me. "8. It is none of my business what you do at night. But if dissipation affects what you do the next day, and you do half as much as I demand, you'll last half as long as you hoped. "9. Don't tell me what I'd like to hear, but what I ought to hear. I don 't want a valet to my vanity, but one for my dollars. "10. Don't kick if I kick. If you're worth while correcting you're worth while keeping. I don't waste time cutting specks out of rotten apples. ' ' ? "W ellspring. "There is so much bad in the best of lis And so much good in the worst of us That it hardly behooves any of us To talk about the rest of us."