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MOINTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1882.
GREKX MOUNTAIN FIEF.MAN. '
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23. 1882.
Letter from Iowa.
Kpitoi: Kkisimax Through tbo cour
tesy of a friend I recoivcJ a copy of the
Gheem MorsTAtx Fkkemas; and open
ing ike sheet I find an editorial heavily
undersecured In pencil. It goes withouf
saying that my friend is n Vcriuonter.
Ah! now, Mr. Kditorial, I'to a bone to
pick with you! And knowing my ground.
I have the advantage, for I have spent a
dozen years in Iowa, the land of my adop
tion. There is a hooioly old paying that oue
"must summor and winter a friend before
they know thorn,'' so, too, one " niut
maimer and winter" a locality befcre
they can (juiio say aa to the ins and outs
of all its possibilities.
Mr. Editorial cays that ho surmises that
a level surface of country will mako the
people Hat uicutally, and that it is glori
ous to stand on tho mountain tops. New
as to the guess on sameness tho vory
west itself proves tho contrary. If one
wishes to learn tho effects of tbo sun on a
flower thoy must look at the glossy leaves
mil vivid coloring, nnd not at the sun. If
thoefl'ect of the " lay of the land.'' on
the inhabitants, is to bo observed, one
must look at tho people, not tho land. And
there are no people in tho length and
breadth of our country with tho enter
prise, tho push, tha width of conception
and the power of putting thoir thought
into execution like these same people on
the prairies of the great northwest.
Ai to the mountain tops, I grant you.
It is a grand thing to stand on tho heights
for a littlo while ; hut even our Mr. Ed
itor could not live there; no more could
we, though wo lovo thoir grandeur; but
as for living in tho valleys below, or on
tho uneasy hillsides of their sloping sides,
From tho twenty years spent under tho
frowning brows of tho Green Mountain
monnrchs, wo havo a vivid romcmbranco
of tho focliug of being crushed and con
quered and held down. Down always.
Always the samo granite crusts above lis,
toe same grim shadow rising up and shut
ting out our sunlight before tho day was
gone; tho samo great shadow to creep out
and rest on and envelop
All temperaments may not Lc alike
susceptible to the influence of pluco and
surrounding couutry. If tiny were, if to
all people tlio mountains were, as they are
to too, fates immovable, Inc.vorablo and
pitiless, then would dwellers at thoir
rocky foot fit down with folded hands in
In a land of prairies one has always a
fioliug of liviugou the highlands. There
nro no gaunt forms abovo ono's head,
whero 0110 must turn their faco skyward
if they wish a prospective; no winding
roads leading up, up, abovo them that
they must climb if they would foci tho
grand senso of all things possible, as one
does when tho heights aro indeed gainod.
Jlosido, I will venture a guess that a
greater por cent of western pooplc havo
stood on tlio top of Mount Washington
than of people of your own New England.
The enterprise of the wost is not all
due to the surface of tho country, although
thai has a great influence, but a new
country draws largely on tho enterprising
portion of the older territory.
Vermont, as well ns all the eastern
states, sends us her best men at least a
good share ot them and tho Garden of
tho World, stoekod with such life nne
spirit, what less than a grnnd harvest
could boexpocted? As an instance, let
mo refer you to tho Dalrymple wheat
farm at Fargo, Dakota, the largest in the
world. It has an area of forty-five square
miles. From it six hundred thousand
bushels wore harvested last summor. It
is managed by its owner with the precis-
ion of military tactics, tho workmen em
ployed being divided into brigades and
companies, to each of which is given the
cultivation of divisions and sub divisions
I wish I could givo you the exact ligures
ou Iowa exports of pork and creamery
butter; but enough that our pork-raising
llawkeyes grow oppulcnt, and our butter
ranks first all over tho country,
I nm glad to hear the editor of tho
FitEEMAN let out a good rousing shout for
Ilia native state. 1 like people to bo loyal
above all things else; loyal even to gran
ite mountain tops and rocky hack pastures;
but for mo, give mo the land where tho
world 'can spread itself. I was never
mado for narrow grooves and compressed
spaces. I like tho broad prairies that hold
such intinito possibilities, whoso probabil
ities aro so far outrun I y fact as to ho one
of the quantities w o no longer use in our
The Fiireman's agricultural editor must
not condemn Iowa for brown stubblo
fields in February, but must give the stale
a visit in tho heart of June.
Foil AmnVai cinaiion-ists. Tho op
ponents of vaccination can lind food for
reflection, and those who havo suffered
temporary ineonvcuionco from tho opera
tion can find comfort, in the statistics
which the physicians of Riverside hospital
havo collocted for the month of January.
There wore 100 enscs of Finallpox there,
and 48 deaths occurred. Of those who
died only one had boen vaccinated, Ai had
not been, and concerning tbrno no history
eonld le obtained. Ol those who recover
0.1, 8-3 were known to havo been vaccina
ted. .Vetr York Tribune.
Tho annihilation of time and space by
electrioity was illustrated by a receu't
inoident on tbo coast of India. Two
English ships were reparing a telegraph
cable near Bombay. Tbey were about
hair a mile apart, one of tbem having
bold of the shore end of the cable and in
communication with Jlombsy; the other
having the tea end nnd tn rapport with
Aden. Communication between tbo two
ships wasnccceSFRryin order to comnloto
their work, end this wns accomplished by
one of then) telegraphing to Bombay and
tneoce around to Aden, and tbeolber from
Aaen nrouou 10 uoniDay. mus, as a
speedy means of tending messages half a
mile they were lorwardod by a routo three
or lonr monsnna miles long.
I'p lu Vermont.
Here ii oue of "Fanny FernV old
sketohes resurrected from a paper of twen
ty yean agoi
" ilow did I evr live so lot'' wiltiout a
great green mountain in front of my win
dow? That's what I said to myself aa I
watched the abiding shadows npon it, from
my pro tern, home in Iirattleboro. Perhaps
that accounts for my lack of reveronoe.
who knowi? I hug a theory that no one
can be born Id tbo vioinlty of any mob
grand challenge of naturo without having
a corresponding elevation in Ms own soul;
and the more I am laughed at for it the
moro obstinately I cling to it. Why! thai
mountain is just liko a church to me. It
hushes all my nonsense and bids me troad
wiih soft and reverent steps toward the
Heaven that lies beyond. Why do I rise
so early here, when the day is so long in
the country? Do yon think I would miss
the gradual lifting of the mist from thai
mountain? Or that first peeping of the
newly awakened birds? Or tho soft rosy
tints that edge, ono by one, those gray
clouds? Besides, I do not find the day
long in tho country. I could sit lazily
nndcr that tree all day in a trance of cat
like, purring enjoyment. Rut I'll tell you
what rouses me out of it: that croup of
city ladies, who come sailing past, inside
those enormous noops,froigbted with, round
trimming, and square trimming, and
pointed trimming, tripping daintily lest
an atom otdnst should invade the previous
dry goods. Why, ladies, should yon always
travel liko a turtle with your city house
on your back? Surely those sweet-scented
olover blossoms might suflico without
shocking us with " patchouli," or any of
those horrid perfumes that stand in place
of good honest soap nnd water. Ladies,
avaunt! i ou aro not Hall as pleasing ns
that spotted toad hitching down yonder
path, in his awkward independence. And
now a littlo two-and-a-half year old toddles
up to me on the grass nnd says, " Tell me
what tho trees aro whispering about?"
SUc's tho girl for me. Uo you suppose
thoso dressed up ladles over have such a
thought as tbat? Hut why should I grum
ble? Surely they have the worst of it;
compelled to exhibit so many yards of silk
and lace, nnd so man; (lowers and feathers,
each day from tho rising of tho sun to the
going down thereof, and to keep them
immacul.ito during tho process. Ladies,
you have my sincoro pity; I wish I could
provide you all with a comfortable home
in yonder lunatio asylum, but a humano
regard for tho directors of that institution
prevents. It is strange to mo that every
body don't live in Iirattleboro. There is
not an ugly walk or drive in tho whole
town. I'm exhausted admiring things. I
sat ou the coachman's box yesterday, and
forbado bim, as wo drovo along, to toll
mo of any moro " Ilroadbrook roads," or
cascades or wnterfflls, till I was ablo to
boar it. That's tho stnlo of mind I'm in,
and Vermont is answerable, for it. How I
love to poko alxmt nnd oxploro a new
place! to pick handfuls of tlowors, and
thon throw thorn away for something pret
tier; to sit down on aionco wncn I'm tired
and ask auybody I soo milking a cow to
givo mo some. They aro such nice people
up noro. uy a gooa rrovidonco makos
some pcoplo to tako hold of things by the
right handle, and others to tip everything
tbey toucu douoiii upwards," lie only
knows. I am so glad to sco that the ro-
pulsive old country church-yaad is being
dono away Willi mat old church-yard
overgrown with nettles and mnllon-alalks.
whero tho cows browsed, and whore novor
a troo or flower humanized the jplnco. Hero
thcro is' n ccmctory, op a rising ground,
commanding ono of tho loveliest mountain
and river prospects tbat ever was soon:
cart-fully kept and ornamoutod with vines
ana Bowers, and every way a lovely spot.
"Our Babii," Our Children," "Mu Wife,"
How nuicklv even the stranger heart re
sponds to such inscriptions, whether thoso
nearest to it walk In Ibis swcot sunshine,
or lio peacefully with their eyos forcvor
closed to it.
The Dkeam a Ministeii Had Bekohe
He was Killed. There are some very
romarkable things in connection with the
death of Itev C. (J. Showors.a local preach
er of Bloomington, lad., who was suddenly
orushod beneath tho cars at Greoncastlo
on the lGtb alt Ho came up on the noon
train of that day from his homo en route
for Indianapolis, nnd thence to different
points in Ohio, in the interest of the large
lurniture factory of " Showers Brothers,"
ho brothers being his own three sons
Ho came to Greoncastlo, and having three
hours to wait, called on some of his old
Iriends, appearing in belter health than
usual. Uo was a hale, active, robust man
ot (15 years. On returning to the depot to
t ike tue I. and bt. i,. train east no had
to oross the track of the ,., N. A. and C.
road just at tho deublo depot. He thonght
nis truln was coming beyond toe ptattorm,
and was walking with his hand to his face
as a shield from tho snow storm. It proved
to be the down train for New Albany, and,
owing to the escaping steam from a nuar
engino, ho did not hear the train and
steppod on the track immediately in front
of the stowing engine. When about to
strike him ho saw his danger aud turned
suddenly with his back to the train, but in
his bewilderment had not tune to leap be
fore the iron guard struck him. He was
carried thirty-eight feet, caught under the
wheels and crashed to death. lie lived a
few moments but never spoke. But here
is the remarkable part of this terrible af
fair. On Saturday night nt his home, he
had a strango and impressive dream which
awoke him. Ho told his wife, and at early
morn went to one of bis sons and related
it to him. He also told it in Urothor W.
V. Browning's class,attho church of which
ho is a member. Ho dreamed that ho
suddenly died and a guide escortod him
among high mountains until they camo to
a deep ravine and largo cave, iulo which
a great throng of wrotched pcoplo wero
entering. As oacb one entered and wag
ordered to advance ho fell on bis knees and
begged for mercy, -but a deep and solonin
voico would say it is " too late," " too
late," too late," repeating it tbrico to
each. His guido told him this was the
entrance to hell, and thoy who entered
were worldly church members, and that
tho fault was largely owing to tho proaoh
ei s, who preached more to please than to
save souls. The guide told him that was
not his doom, and tbat bo would soon tako
him to bis heavenly homo. IIo was so
impressed with this strango, bright vision
tbat ho spent all day Sunday reconsecra
ting bimsolf to God. On Monday ho was
to start on his trip, and did so. Ono of
his sons was to go that Eamo day to Jvou
isville on important and urgont business,
to be absent a day or two. The father en
troalod him notto leavo.saying, "William,
don't go to day." " Why not, father?"
aid the son. "Do not leave home until
yon hoar from me." At this the son prom
ised to remain, and did so. About oo'olock
tbat evening be received the dispatch
telling of bis father's death. This is truly
strange, and by many would have been
regarded as superstition before the acci
dent, but surely not afterward. The
morning he left homo be told bis wife he
knew not where or -bow soon ho should
fall, but for her to be assured that be was
roady. On the train he spent most of his
time reading a beautiful Bible, which be
carried in bis valise, and talked long with
an old friend, reading and expounding the
third; ohanlero of I. John to prove that
one could live a holy life without sin. His
favorito theme was sanctiQcation, and had
been for seven years. He preached it,
talked It and professed the experlonoe
wherever he wank Many thought be made
his " bobby " too prominent, but surely it
was a splendid hobby for suob a death.-
western vnrtsitnn Atlvoaue.
A 90U OF TUB NOHTII.
lit LIZZIE IXTtX
"Amy! away'." clie4 lha atout Sir John ,
While tha bloaaouaara on tba traea:
for the aummer If abort and the time speed ou,
Aa we aall for the northern aeaa,
Sol valiant Crazier and braTe Flta-Jaoies,
We will turtle tba world, I trow.
When we And war through the northern are
Tbat nerer waa found till now !
t rood atout eb.li. la the Ercbw
Aa ever unfurled a aall,
and the 7rrerwill match wiUi aa brave a ou.
Aa ever outrode a rale.'
So they bade fareweU to their pleaeant hotae.
Totbe ratlin and Talleya a-reen.
With three hearty cheer, for their natlre lale.
And three for the Ena-lieb qneen.
rhey aned tbem away beyond oane and bay .
Where the day and tha night are one
Where the hlesluK light in the heavens arew bright
And named like a midnia-htlsun.
There waa naught below save the flelda of mow,
Tbat at retched to the icy pole;
And the Eequimaux, in hla arrange ranoe,
Waa the only Hying aonl t
Along the eoaat like a giant'hoat
The glittering Iceberga frowned.
Or they met on the main like a battle-.tiiu.
And craabed with a fearf ul aound.
The aeal and the bear with a curious .tare.
Looked down from the frozen heights.
And Uie atara In the at lea, with their grea I, rye..
reared out from the Northern Lights.
The gallont Crazier and brave Fila-Jauies. -
And even the atout Sir John ,
Felt a doubt ilbv a rhlll thr.iiih their k.hi-m haui-Le
At they urged tli.'g.icit aliti's ,m.
They aped Uiani away, beyond cape aud u .
Where even the tear drop, freeze:
But no way waa found by a atrait or a mini
To tail through the norlhern aeaa ;
They aped them away, beyond cape aud buy.
And they nought, but they anught in nlii.
For so way waa found through the ice arouu.l.
To return to their horaea again.
Then Uie wild wavca roao, and tli. waters fro j
Till they closed like a prison wall,
Aud the iceberga atood in the eulleu fl iml.
Like their inilera grim aud tall.
0 (le.1 ! O (iod : -It was hard to diu
lu that prison honeo of ice !
Tor what waa fame or a mighty name.
When life was tho fearful price ?
The gallant Urozieraud the brave l'i'.z .Janice
And even the stout Sir John,
Ur.d a secret dread and their bopen all ne,l,
As tho weeks and the mouths passed ou ,
Then the Ice Kiug came, with hia eyes of lUiur,
And looked on that fated crew :
His chilling breath was as cold aa death.
And It pierced their warm hcarta throu li.
A heavy sleep, that waa dark aud deep.
(.'amo over their weary eyes,
And they dreamed straugo dreamt ut the hills and
And the blue of their native pkies.
The Christian chiinea of tho good old tiiuca
Were heard In each dyiug ear,
And the dancing feet and tho voices sweet
Of their wlvos and their children dear :
Cut it fadod away away-away !
Like a sound on a distant shore.
And deeper and deeper grew tho sleci .
Till they slept to wako no more '.
Oh, the sailor's wire and tlio sailot's child :
They will weep, and watch, and pvar:
And tbo Lady Jane, she wilt hope in raiti
As the long years pass away !
The gallant Crozler and the brave FiU-Jamra,
And the good Blr John have found :
An open way to a iulet liny,
And a port where we all aro b'.uinl.
Lot the waters roar on thoico-boind "lion.
That eirclea tho frozcu pole,
But tber. ia no aleop and no gr.-i so koi
ThAt can hold a human pj ,
Tito ITse of Xcw Hnclond Winters.
But God sends wintor to theso northern
climates for other onds. IIo sonds it in
order to educato some races to sterner vlr.
lues than ever came to the children of
eternal summer. Wintor Is a great teacher
to men, first of prudonco, forothought,
economy; noxtof benevolence and systo
matio charity ; then of freedom nnd indo
pondonco in the stato and church. All
northeru races aro capable of tlieso virtues;
tho southern seem loss capablo of them.
Horo in Now Kngland.amid snow and ice,
amid storms and the rigors of nature,
thoro grew up a race of men who know
how to live on littlo, to livo without luxu
ries, to tako caro of tho groat interests of
religion and knowledge, to sco that every
child was taught to rend and write, that
ovory soul was taught to know God and
Christ; who made out of economy a virtue,
and of wastefulnoss and idleness chief
vices; who trained up thoughtful, indus
trious, conscientious men and women fit
for freedom, and able to holp others to be
freo. Behind tho New England character
stands as a stern background tho New
England climate,its long winter evenings,
when by tho light of the fire children aTid
parents talked together of God and virtue,
and studied in the fitful flame of the crack
ling log the eloments ef knowledge and
religion. It us thank God to-day for
having, in his wisdom, given as the long
winter of our climate, for by it in part he
has doveloped the strength of character
which enabled New England to be the
leader of the nation in its great agony.
During tho civil war. New England in the
oabinet, New England In the Senate, Now
England in the field, New England pour
ing out the accumulated treasure of her
long economy everywhere was tho in
spiration and strength of tho national mind,
and no small part of the power to do this
was given hor by the harsh discipline of
her Arctlo winter.
I think winter also tends to promoto all
systematic benevolence. In southern firm n .
tries there is moro alms-giving, but not so
much benevolence as in the north. In tho
south, if yon give a poor man a copper or
two. lie has all he wants for the day, for
he needs only food. In tho north, in win
ter, he needs also clothing, tire and shelter ;
so at the north wo have not merely to sat
isfy a momentary sympathy by givinc a
few copjiers, but to think about the poor,
to consider their needs aud to try to do
them permanent good. Hence such insti
tutions as the associated chanties, to pro
vide friendly advice for tho needy, and to
ho tho means of communication lntn,
those who need aud those who have- the
provident association to furnish heln- Hia
industrial associations, to supply work - tbo
homes for the ohildren ; the hospitals for tho
sick, and a thousand other institutions
which have grown up under our severe
northern skies. We provide men nnrl
women with work ; we learn to build nmn.
er lodging-houses for them ; wo investigate
the problem of pauperism. It is true tbat
as yot little has been done thoroughly. In
a community like ours we oughUo abol
ish pauperism forovcr. Poverty will re
maiu, bat it is not necessary that paupers
should exist in New England. Tbero is
enough already given in benevolence to
put nn ena to an real want ir only it were
systematized. Tho thing to be dono, and
that which is now hoing done is: First, to
soo tbat all mon and women who ran
work, and are willing to work, shall
work by which thoy can get rnodost but
adequate support; second, to sec that all
who. from ago or sickness, are nnablo to
work, shall bo provided for i It at wav nnt
only comfortablo but respectable Then
there only remains tho class of persons
wuo wi worn, uui win not, woo preior
vice and indolence to honest labor; and
for them there are appointed by the laws
of God and man restraint and hardship as
a cure. By this I mean, not three months
in the bouse of correction, and then liber
ty to proy on society again, butpormanent
restraint and education till they are cured.
uur long winters nave educated ns, and
are giving us the opportunity to take up,
one by one, the great social questions, and
do something c&eotual for their solution.
We shall do it all in time. Hitherto in
New England we have not boen vexed bw
this question of poverty, for the New Eng.
land poopie, as sucn, though never rich,
have sever been poor. We have been
obliged to importour paupers front abroad.
In many New England towns there is still
not a family to be found who need or
would accept aid from their neighbors.
But hero, in tho great cities, misery eel-
lects; hither poverty flows; herc.all arounrfj
us, aro constant tragedies onactcd more
piteous thau any told in novel or per
formed on tho stago to a theatre dissolved
in tears. During these long winters, there
fore, we need to consider, to cooperate, to
work together in order to holp the help
less. om a Sermon by Jama Freeman
A Boston man seeing auotbor man with
a fine umbrella raised over his head dur
ing a shower, and thinking that ho was a
friend, ran up to him, and, for a joko, said.
"Ml take that umbrella, please." The
victim proved to be a stranger, btit hr
immedialoly handed it over, and said, "O,
it's your's. is it-?'' and broke away.
The Christian Advocate, mentioning the
case of an Irish girl wbo said she joined
the Methodist church "on suspicion" for
six months, says : "Wo don't know about
the propriety of taking people into the
ehnrch on suspicion, hut we think a con
siderable number might be let nut on
A uassuiitfpr bv atn.iiiior rWmt l.iv,.,,,w.l
to London, sat by an old gentleman who
would not talk but only answer his inquir
ies by nod-i or sluke? of tlm ht'rt.l. When
they went down to dinner ho determined
to make him speak if possible o be pni.
ceedod: "You arn 'Vfilno- in Inmlnn T
suppose4" A nod. "I shall bo happy to
meet you there; where are your quarters? '
There was no repelling thl, so his friend
with the energy of despair broke out:
"I IT-I-I-I'm r o'.iT.i'oiiio' tn li.li n.iw-
tor Br-Br-Br Hrewstor to be cured of this
al-sl-sl sltglit tin-impediment in my sp sp
sp speoch." At this instant a littlo white
face which had not appeared before, pop
ped out from one of the berths and struck
in: "ih-tli-th-tbat's the m in-iuan wh-wh-who
The TEAciimt's ik Hhukv.. i
teacher once lived in Suuahn vr whit !. ,1
hard work to support his family.' His chief
joy in life, howevor, was in ni'no children'
iuuuSii it was no ngut tasK to lood them
all. His brain would havo i-eelml n,l l.ia
heart sunk had bo not trniiml in l.i ir..
enly Father, when he thought of the num
ber of jackets, shoos, stockings and dresses
they would nooil in the course of a year.
mm vi mo quantity oi oread and potatoes
they would eat. His house, too, wa9 very
close quarters for tho many beds and ci iln,
to say nothing of tho room required for
tlio noiso and fun which the merry nine
made. Hut father nnd mother managed
vcrv well and tho Mnnn wn n. untinrn ,r
j neatness and order. Ono day there came
a guest to tlio house. As they sat at din
ner, tho stranger, looking at tho hungry
children about tho table, said compassion
atol.y: Poor man, what a cross you have
to bear! ' "I? A cross to hoar?'' askftl
tho father wondcringly; " what do vou
mean!'" " Nino children, and seven boys
at that!'' ropliod tho stranger, adding bit
terly : " I have but two nnd oacb of them
is a nail in my cofHu." " .Mine are not,"
said tho teacher with decision. "How
does that happen?" asked tho guest. "Bo
enuao I havo taught thorn the noble art of
obodiencc. Isn't that so. children?" "Yes,"
oried tho children. "And you obey mo
willing!1' The two littlo girls laughed
roguishly, but tho seven youngsters shout
ed: " Yes, dear father, truly." Then the
father turned to tho guest nnd said : " Sir,
if death wero to como In nt that door,
waiting to tako one of my nine children,
I would say" and hero ho pulled off his
velvet cap and hurled it at the door
" Rascal, who cheated you into thinking
that 1 had ono In lnnnv?" Tim dmnn,...
sighed; ho saw that It was only disobedi-
uui uuuurcii tuai maKO a lather unhappy.
Ono of tho nino children of tho poorsohool
mastor afterward becunn voi.lelw lnni..
ho was the saintly pastor of Olicrlin.
a .via :,t(, limit.
Children's Books. Children's book
abonnd nowadays, but I question if children
are us well oll'ns when tho libraries wero
scantier. The opportunity for choico is so I
largo that parents are commonly too be- I
wnuereu to make selection, ami end by 1
taking tho book the bookseller recom- '
mends, or which rccommonds itself by
having tho -ircntest number of nlidun-y. i
Of illustrated books thoro are now a bund- '
reu where thero ucd to bo cce. lllnstra-i
tion is in itself a good thing when tho work :
is as well dono as we lind it to-dav. but .
ocpt for the smallest juvcniles.itoiight not to
oe raatio oi more importance than the text.
it is a welt known faet that many publish
ers select pictures, and then order a story
writen to lit them ; an author so hampered
can never produce so good work hs though
his in vein Ion were given free play, and tho
result of his labor is often of the poorest.
Comparativly few fathers and mothers in
terest themsolves seriously to provide the
best possible mentnl food for the growinc
intelligences in their charge. The waut o"
a sonso of responsibility in this matter is
as astonishing as with regard to matters
more important still. A child's mind is
justns much dependent for its best devel
opment on the quality of the food furnish
ed it its ils body is upon its physical
support. A child often gots more real
meutul culture from browsing at will in its
father's library than it gets from all its
sohool lessons. The school teachiug is
mainly good for discipline of the inentai
faculty, secondarily for information; while
tho rending of books may be made a
powerful instrument for moral training as
well as for education of tho higher qualitios
of the intellect, imagination, humor and
the liko. There is a notion of necossity
for "writing down"' to .the supposed level
of the childish intelligence, which isquilo
mistaken. A milk-and walordlot is inferior
to ono of the milk undiluted, figuratively as
woll ns literally speaking. A compulsory
cramming of the child's mind is ono thing.
nu vuijr uau ono; to surround It with
tho best literature, and leave it to its
natural reaching out after what it can
comprehend and enjoy, is quite another,
and a very devirablo thing to bo dono.
Tho intellect of many grown persons, as
well as ohildreu, is dwarfed, or becomes
flabby, norvoioss, and inactive, for want of
wholesome and sulistanllal sustenance.
Children's reading, it seems to mo, Is at
present especially defective in stimulus to
tho imagination. Fairy talos have not
the vogue they had twenty years ago. I
havo seon children whoso reading I know
was limited to that class of flavorless
literature eo plentiful now, and ltas
plain tbat their prosaio little miudsneeded
abovo all things some of this culturoof
tho fanoy and imagiuation. They know
nothing of those most fascinating plays of
childhood, in which my brother and I
used to livo out of ourselves and out of the
world of evory day, having transferred
our personality entirety for tbo time being
into that of some favorites of fiction,
Bobin Hood and his men. Friar Tuck, and
King Richard, or any of the long list of
Waverly novel heroes. A movo lias boen
mado in tbo rieht direction, of lale, by tlio
publication of certain elarses of lltoraturo
in a form suited to children's capacity.
Such are the abridged edition of Froissarfs
Chronicle, Mallory's King Arthur, and
other books which I have noticed on hook
seller's countors. Borne of these aro, un
fortunatoly, gotten up with so much
elegance that people of moderate means
oanont Indulge in their purchase. The
established favorites in tho line of fairy
tales oucht never to be allowed tn pAt nut
of print for the newly written ones do not
approscn trie old ones in merit. April
Early Methodism in Vcrmiiu'.
Now that tho moving season is at hand
with the ministers of the Mothodist church,
it is of interest to recall the instaneos ol
early Methodism in New England and to
fontrnst tho former days with the present.
The Vershiro circoltoslabllslied as the
first Methodist appointment in Vermont in
1790, wns extended during thn following
five or six years so as to Include some
twenty-Dve towns in tho oaslern p trt of the
itnto, and involving some four hundrod
miles of travel to complete tho entire uir
rait. In 17'J3 the Vergennes circuit was
established, being the second circuit in
Vermont. This circuit grow so rapidly in
the first year that the Essex circuit was
idded to the list of appointments in 1799,
nd these two circuits extended throughout
tho western part of the state, cxeopt the
islands in Lake Cbamplain. In 1802
Willliam Anson was appointed to Grand
Isle, and so far as any reoord is known
was tho first Methodist preacher to visit
that territory, at least in an official capaoi
tv. It was with groat difficulty that he
reached the islo, the water being very high
so as to render the fording of the bar an
impossibility. Twice he attempted to mako
tho passage for himself and his horse upon
a raft, but was driven by the force of tho
wiud back to the main land. Then he of
fered prayer for guidance and resolved to
make one moro attempt, and let that de
cide whether he should go on or give up
lire appointment. This effort was success,
ftil, and he at length reached the Isle. He
wns, however, an entire stranger, and
knew of no ono upon tho isle who was
likely to welcome him or ills effort to in
troduce Methodism to that locality. Night
was approaching when he reached the
land, nnd accosting the first man whom he
met, ho inquired for a tavern. He was
informed that one could be found about
two miles distant, but his informant was
careful to state, as though in apology for
directing him to so shabby a place of en
tertaininent, "but they are all outof rum."
; .Not regarding this, ns did tho general
i public, as essential to daily comfort and
1 subtenanco, ho drovo to the tavern, intro
: duceil himself ns a Methodist preacher,
i obtained permission to preach in the tavern
j on the following day, which was Sunday,
j arranged to havo tho notice extended
j among the people, and then retired. Early
j on the following morning he was awak
; cued by the liring of cannon before his
i window, for it was the Fourth of July.and
j the people of Grand Islo wero celebrating
Ilia tl i y with littlo or no regard for the
: proprieties ol the Sabbath, and notwith-
standing the depression consequent upon
j tho corner in rum. The novelty of seeing
! and hearing a Methodist preacher secured
i for him a good congregation in point of
numbers, and tho manner and matter of
his discourses afforded abundant food for
discussion among tho poopie. They re
ceived with coldness, howevor, his propos
al to orgnnizo a circuit, but with tho ener
gy and faith characteristic of his class and
his generatiou he continued his work,
extending tho circuit over the islands and
into Canada. In a short time a deop
religious interest began to provail.rovivals
followed, classes wero formed and tho
circuit was permanently established, so
that he was able to roport as tho result ot
his work for the year a membership of 102
upon tho circuit. 8inco that time Metho
dism has maintained a healthy growth
upon this territory, and now reports a
church membership of tome ;100 on that
portion of tlio circuit established by Mr.
Auson, which is within the state of Ver
mont. This was probably but a small
proportion of tho original circuit, as the
pioneer Methodist preachers made their
appointments for seven days in tho week,
and two or moro services dally. It is re
corded of Joseph Mitoholl, who organized
Ihe " Vergennes circuit," that hia yearly
travol was some fiOCO miles, nnd from the
energy of character recorded of Mr. Anson,
it may bo presumed that his work was of
a liko c.tcnsivo description. Many inci
dents and utlctiiling circumstances of
thrilling interest aro related of the dinionl
ties, the dangers ami the successes of the
work on this circuit.
The present annual yield of llaxsecd in
the United States is estimated at 2,.j0O,00O
bushels, find of tlio linro at ."S.OOO.OOU
Rev. IOwis li. Hibbard, formerly editor
of the Ludlow Tritium, accepts a call to
the First Baptist ehnrch of Cedar Rapids,
A little nine-yeais old girl, wbo has nut
yet learned the moaning of treble ami buss,
overheard, the other evening, hor parents
discussing the subject of a piano piece for
four hnntls. " I don't eo how two people
can piny on oue piano at tho same time,"
saiil she. "Oh, yes, they can," replied the
mother; "think for a moment, uiy dear."
"So lliey can, mamma," answered tho little
one, after a short reflection. "One on tho
boong-boong side and one on the ting-a-ling
A pleasant story is told of the king of
Italy, who is said in be as fond of shooting
ns wns his royal father. One day while
wandering about, accompanied only by a
couple of dogs, he met a peasant, who,
mistaking him for ono of the king's game
keepers, complained that a fox was In the
habit of robbing his lien roost. The king
expressed his sympathy, and promised to
como the next day nnd try to put a stop to
Reynard's depredations. lie was ns good
as his word, mid had the good luck to kill
tho fox, which so delighted the peasaul
that ho invited the supposed gamekcoper
to stay to breakfast, and on his departure
gave him a couplo of francs. The jwasant
learned two days later who had been his
guest, when an oflicer drove to the cottage
laden with presents for his wifo and chil
dren. Kvi-.ur Holsb Has itsOiwss. A widow
lady was almost in despair from the variety
of hindrances, vexallens and disappoint,
ments sho had to endure. She was quite
overwhelmed willi her domestic crosses,
aud had scarcely the heart to go on with
hor daily conllicts. '-No other roof," she
complained, "is so coustaully beset with
misery as mine." She had no idea tbat
any uoighbor of bcrs wns half so crossed
as herself; judging as she did, from out
ward appearances. Hut it pleased God to
tench her a lesson through tho instrumen
tality of a dream, which was tho wholesoin
est medicine of which she could have par
taken. One night she dreamed that a
whole town stood before her, aud every
houso in it bore a cross against its door";
ou oue it was a vory large one, on the next
it was of less size, and on others, though
they wero very few, it was but a small
oue. Amoug all the crosses, however,
none appoarcd to her so Inconsiderable and
light to carry ns that of her own door.
She awoko a now cronluro. What she had
eocn she had understood ; end sho remem
bered Christ's saying, "If any man will
come after me let him deny himself and
lake tip his cross nnd follow tue." She fell
upon her kneos nt once, and prayed (iod
to pardon her for her complaining, mur
muring, repining spirit, nnd besought him
to roloae her from it aud fill her with a
spirit of patience, subroissirenoss and con
tent with his orderiugs. And she Implored
him also to endow her with his strength
ening grace to bor her cross, which from
that hour forward she found to be light.as
compared with the cross hor own weak
ness bad given her to bear. "Yes," she
exclaimed, "I can do all things through
Christ which strengthened me," for his
"yoke is ensv, nndliis burden is light! '
THK .11 Wtfll H'IMl.
I.T "rt. lwr'.i.i-.
11 ir I .the weij.the hitter eiii.t,
II iv eava.dr it hlo;
Ao I litur it roar at it tin d--..
As on It awiftlr .-oea.
Ttie Tindws ahake, ths .boilera r i t'd.
Ah tha ipnt. if , a.irlnir lull :
A:r.qs Die say th-?dark clouds fl
A4:l.n-itrd drives Ilieli'kS):
Aa.l seo the alul, the bif-r i-ct.
Fills all ihe liltln etr
With cl.m.ls of dust, at ev-M-r fit,:
Atoiw the thoMiKhfam .
Ail Id.v It ,TsiH tin dirty Hlrc-ii,
Au.l t'jr inr'i t'i mrniv Uui;
A i l H..., e seU,u aTilujt th-? cisii,
And .larti-u every fane.
Iljrt; l.i tun wind, the bitter wiuj,
1'hat strikes la sudden flawe,
Hear how It hound, with dlanal aouuds.
And oe'r th. chlmer roars;
Eefiir. th. breeze head all the trees,
Thoua-h of their leavea they're alKtQ,
The huire truck ahrleka, and chaaoir , sj.ieals,
A. limbs are from them torn.
Ajid aa the wind, the bitter wind.
Out od the ocean ravee.
And valiant crafta before the blaats,
Drive o'er the aunruur waves:
O let us pray escape titer may
The rocks where breaker, roar,
That no atannch deck bd cast a wreck
Cpon the wlnd-laahed ahora.
The American CufK-DWELUiiis. The
Pnnhtn nr Trillium Inrliftn una r.t
over an area in Sew Mexico and Arizona i
stretching from Taoj, on tho Rie Qrande,
south to Ysleta of El l'aso, a distance of
about M0 miles, nnd ia width abont 400
miles, within tins area there are now
about thirty-four inhabited villages. There
are also the ruins of thousands of ancient
villages nnd towns situated in tho valleys
of the streams, on the summits of the
mesas, nnd many high up iu the sides of
iUA .. 1 .1 . .1 . i li, . r . . ......
A-..n.l a.., I'.Ur. .nmllAM1 ..., TUa '
iue uiiaa iiimi uie wans ui vituuus, ueiiiL',.., . , i ,i.,., ,
vaivvu um iints inwuuna iicsu,. a Iiu mill.
already known are sufficient in namber to
furnish homes for at least half a million
persons, and wero probably occupied bv
twice that number. One noted instance
of a carved-out city is mentioned by Mr.
Stephenson, which must have been the
abode of at least 100,000 souls. Mr. Stev
enson first hoard of it from an old Indian
obief, with whom he sat chatting in Span
ish ouo ersuing. The old man was appar
ently somewhat disinclined to be commu
nicative, but linally, as it to avoid further
inquiry, he said :
" You wish to lind old houses, do you?
Well, I will show you some. Thev aro
about twelvo miles from here."
Mounted upon mules, tlio two started
out and mado their way toward a range of
distant bills, from beblad which towered
an extinct volcano. As they approached
the foothills, Mr. Stevenson saw large
numbers of black spotsin rows, resembling
swallows' nests upon the face of the cliff.
He asked his companion what they were.
" Houses," was the reply."
" No, not thoso on tho top," said .Mr.
Stevenson; "I moan thehlack spots on the
" Houses," said tho old chief; " houses,
I tell you very old houses."
Tho old man told the truth. For sixty
miles along the face of the windingcliff.ex
oept whero theelcments had cut them away,
these anciont oave-dwollings extended
two, threo, four, and sometimos five rows,
oue upon nnothor. Mr. Stevenson exam
ined tikis deserted city for sevoral days,
personally visiting portions distant lorty
tlve milos from each other, and discovering
with his glass that tho excavations extend
ed fjftoeu or twenty miles further on. By
far tbo greater number are iRaccossable,
but some of tho paths, worn many Inches
deep by the feet of the ancients who dwelt
there, are intact, and by tbem the explorer
mounted to the old dwellings. Upon the
top of tho mesa or Ublo-land nbeve these
caves were found large circular structures,
now in ruins, but with walls to tho height
of ten to twolvo foet still standing. They
wore evidently places of worship. They
wens built of square stones of nearly uni
form si.o, about twenty inches long by
six wldo, nnd lour icet thick, cut tram the
cliff. Measurements of two of these struc
tures wore made.ooc of whloh was 100 and
the other 200 feet iu diameter, nnd might
have hold from 1000 toZOOO peeple.The in.
ference that these were places of worship
is drawn from the fact that the Pneblos of
tbo r resent day, who are lire and sun
worshipers, have similar temples. The
; great age of this city is proved by tho vast!
accumulation of debris from tlie upper
j portion of the cliff, whloh covers its base.
In places where mountain brooks have cut
tliujr way throngh, the exlstcnee of one
1 and sometimes two rows of cave dwellings
j below the surlace of the debris is dls
j closed. Mr. Stevenson thinks that several
centuries have passed since this dead city
I wa In its prime. ieav York Triliunt.
A Grateful Indian. Ainoug those
who drifted hither in 1859, daring the
Pike's Peak exoitement, and wbo have
ramnlnf.il fla htintfira nr nrrMrmf.rnra 1
ln,v..in Kill alill livino- In hia n.lvn In
i tho Snngre de Christa monntAins. At the
age of fifty years this man is as straight
i and as active as at twenty, and when he
mingles with other men a rare occur
rence he towers above them like some
giait among Liliputions. His long hair
falls over his shoulders and descends near
ly to ins waist in natural curls, now
slightly tinged with gray, while a beard
that has known no razor for thirty years
sweeps ills breast. Many Years aso bo
established a bunting camp in thejOunnl
son country. Having excavated a hole in
I tho side of a hill, and having completed
j a warm and secure retreat, he was prepar-
nil In nni thn vvintAr nnrl hrnve thT noi iu
!if Hint nnn nf iliavnsr Ha h.n Lv.
ted a series of traps, and daily he plodded
through tho snow to secure any animals
thil might have been captured, and to re-1
plenish his larder by bringing down such j
gnruo ns might be obtainable. As tire
winter advanced the snow became deeper
and spread over the m.untalns and valleys l
. to the depth of mnnv feet.
I While making his-daily rouud. oue day, 1
. aud while staggering along with a bundle!
I of furs on his back and nis rifle on bis !
enouldvr, he heard a cry, faint and weak, 1 coast of Africa have contributed about
yot still a cry for help. With true frontier j $i50,0n0 iu tho last ton years. The mem
courage lie responded to tho appeal, and I bership is 10,0-1 1, and the church attend
ere long tl'uuud. half buried in the snowBnce is 53,171.
au'i nearly porisneu, an Indian. Wlin in -
finiln lifiinnhv hn eonrnvaut tha .,. tn
his cabin and there nursed him back to
strength. This Indian had secreted hlm
; self upou the trail of the hunter with the
avowed purpose of killing him, but had
i succumbed lo ihe cold, and was rescued
j by tho man ho had sought to slay,
j Del'orn leaving his benefactor he unbo-
I smnril liimcetr. nn.l rffhlln mlntine, n!a
story, pleaded fur pardon. Ills bonefactor
knew full well iIib object tho ono he had
rescued had In view, iiul had nobly saved
hint from a horrible fate. The savage
and wouM-bemtirdercr deputed from tho
cabin ol his benefactor with a changed
heart, and returned ti Ins tribe, where he
related ids adventure. From that day
the hunter wns honored by the Indians, and
innnyj days were spent lu thoir wigwams
by olio they had sought to destroy. His
traps were never molested, nnd when he
left for the feltlnnient be carried with
him the lovo of his savage neighbors.
An ediu ited Knglish gentleman asserts
most positively that tho worst case of
smallpox can be cured in threo days by
tho use of ctoatii of tarter dissolved In
hot walor, and ilr.tnk nt Intervals when
cold. Lemon juice will do qnite ns woll.
He says these remedies never leave a
mark, never catno bliudness and avoid
tedious lingering, Such simple remedies
might won ue worth a trial.
I A colored janitor of I'nllndelphia, nniej
.loeeph V. II. C'athca.'t, has a curious
library, which may eventually prove iiso
ftil to historians. For twenty-lire years lie
. lias asslduosly collected in serip books
tvli itever especially struck bis fancy in the
m-wpiper presa, until now ho has one
i hundred large volumes, which he regards
! with nHetion ito pride. Threo of these aro
levnieii tn ' ( I. ina nnd Japan." '-Incidents
in the tl"' of ,Ii fferson Dnvis" lill two
volnmes; "The Fteeilmiu's Bureau" and
'"S'avery" e:a;ni e;i''!i live volumes. One
'( thn most ii.i' iit'iu )'-lleciiiin is
"l'oitry of tho !! b. Lion,' v Wt-h contains
abont a thousand .
j Keep tr To V-m i:si.i.i- Ymi h ive
trouble your f.;e!.n me ii ju t d. your
husband Is nnkind ,'nr wifc I "iir
home is not pleasai... vi t : r-i -1 - 1 - ,i nut
treat you fairly, a-,. I in ;i i.er.il
move unpleasantly." W.-i . ..tint .'e?
heep it to yourscll . -t.;n;ii.l i ie Ir.i
can be found ami exli.i
I ),) i ,":,,-
lie t-. lie
... li en in
.' --ies! .1
tq. -,f .1 !!
i ii-i-i ti.-.ii
t- li i in t;
, i it l ;.ri
Will !l )i 1!)
the coals are scatti -n-1 wb
thera up '.' Bury your v-i mt.
for sad nnd disgusting ti n. - :
ground. A cut linger i i:
pulling eff the plaster umi
under somebody's eye. 'IV
Kt nlono. It will get veii
i vol 1'H" vaTei iL Charity u..-.
tilivlo of gins. I Innirs tlm
nf,on. covorod with a scar, h
puDl'sliod and confided to nuMiiliut: it i -ii.i.
there is -;i end to the troub' tie y
cause. K;t. o yourself. Tun.l.i, :m
transient, and wSrii i sorro.v k !-e..li ii
ami passed, what a Cuinlo
No one ever
knew it unti
was all over.
1'at's I'l.EDiii: -
(iough tells lb;
- il 'Z'
IH'JUIIt ill! t I I f II 1 11 II I 'J
whom a p!
"Tim, this won't ilo; you inn
warning from tho fate of your !
(J'Shaughnessy. Only throe tiili -he
came home much soberer t ban yo'i
but in nttempiing to blow out a cuud
breath took hie, nnd ho exploteil -'
up - s It fiiends in three days have
been able t scrape enough of him Uv
er to hold a wako over."
"An' do you inane to tell nia t'uv
bust up," said Tim.
"Indeed I do, upon uiy honor."
Tim said hn would take the pledge a:
once, and he did so in the following lonu :
"I swear never to blow out n candle
while I nm drunk ngaln."
Tin: Mississippi Eivkk Its I.evefs
ami ns Fiaops. To form a proper con
ception of the Lower Mississippi and the
causes of its ovetllow, imagine the mighty
stream llowing Horn tho moutn ol the
Ohio River through a vast alluvial plnin
thirth miles wide and gradually cxteuding
to a width of l.r) miles at tho Gulf of Me v.
ico. Through tho entire length of this
plain this turbid stream IVjws in a zig ztg
and constantly shifting channel a distauce
of nearly a thousand miles to where it
ompties through its several mouths into
tho gulf. This plain, containing about
10,000 square miles, has been formed in
tho courso of ages from material brought
down from tho uplands of tho Mississippi
aud Its tributaries. Rich Iu vogctable and
organic matter, tinoly filtrated, it is con
sequently one of the most fertile and pro
dtictive regions in the Uuitcd Stntcs, the
rlchost portions heing lound lu "tho bot
tom land,'.' immediately contiguous to the
river and ils numerous tributaries. Both
sides aro lined with plantations which ex
tend for miles back into the country, all
of which aro more or less under cultivation,
while thriving towns nnd cities dot its
banks to the Crescent City.
In the sumuior and when Hie river Is
low its surface is depressed freui twenty
to thirty feat below its banks, but wheu
tho autumnal rains sot in, followed by the
spring thaws, the channel rapidly tills, aud
wherever unshecked overflows its banks
right and left, spreading for many miles
over the great, wide, level plain. To pro
tect the cultivated lands from this yearly
threatened inundation they are guarded
by artificial embankments throw.' up in
front of each plantation. Thoie are ca'lcd
levees, and are hundreds of miles in extent,
almost lining tlio entire course of the
river. They vary in height iroin six 10
forty feet in some places and urn propor
tionately thick through nt the Imse. A--might
1)0 expected, the cost of building
and keeping in repair those immense earth
structures is very heavy; in some instances
it devolves upon the county, in others up
on the state, in many instances upon the
individual planters, and it is largely to the
want of a proper and comprehensive en-
! gineerlng system capablo of coping effec
tually with tho yearly threatened dauger,
that the present disaster is to lie attributed.
A crevasse or break in the levee once
rustle is rarely dosed, and only then under
exceptional circumstances nnd with great
I dilUcliltV. A tOl iellt of WntCl' Se
I high pouring through an opening oi
I crumbling enith walls is no easy thing to
check, and. in fact, rarely is cheeked
UnlcM there is existing, or lias been erect
ed, "a protection levee" in tho rear it only
takes it very few hctirs for the sea ol
waters to spread over miles of the levol,
cultivated valley, drowning the crops, de-
i straying stock and spreading ruin and
eso .-ition hiout cast.
There aro about (JS.00O square miles of
country between Memphis and icusimrg.
Miss., subject to ovorllow, and nearly ail
of this countrv is now under water. Tho
population of this territory is liO.OuO, and
! fullv ono third, or 00,000 souls, are suffer-
' ins and will be dependent uimn the bounty
of tho government for forty diy to keep
them fiom starvation.
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fienera! licligious Items,
, .. , , , ,. ,
" ? rc-'inl untlay John Ij.
refused to occupy pulpits in tho leading
cbuinhcs iu Chicago, but accepted an mvi-
tation to lecture to tho poor people of the
The Wcslevan missions on tho west
I Of the l,0WJ,WJ
i.,.-.i h. n,n um Dp-mnn fills one ntiartnr
. . J.i i :.. u..:ii;...
has aircaoy oeen nivesiwu iu uuieiiii
the various mission stations,
Kx-Fresidcnt Woolsey received from
tho profossors of Yale college a massive
and handsomely cngravod gold medal last
week to commeinoraio mo nuiotti year oi
his connection with that institution.
The domes of the groat churches iu St.
Petcrsburgh, Moscow ami somo other
Russian towns, nro said to bo plated with
gold nearly a quarter of an inch thick.
Tho Church of the Savior in Moscow rop
resonts a valuo of $15,000,000, and tho
Isaao Cathedral In St. retorsburgh of
llev. J. W. llmailton. whoso oQorts as
pastor of the People's Church have given
him a strong hold upon the affections of
those worshipping with him, received a
call Friday evening from nearly two
hundred friends, who gave him some
handsome birthday proaonts.
Ao editorial in a paper published iu To
kio, Japan, estimates the martyrs to
Christianity at 280,000. While opposed
to Christianity, the writer thinks it cannot
be pot down by force, nnd that the gov
ernment should tolorato it, repeal its laws
against it, which aro not enforced, and
leave each man to heliove or reject ns he
I From an address on constitutional prohibition ia
Treuiont Temple, Boston. Maas , rebrnary fah. by
Mrs. J. Kllen Foster.)
All reformers havo " endured as seeing
him who is invisible." Columbus looked
across a waste of waters and saw it that
was invisible to those around him. Luther
ui 1 Wesley saw churches unseen to othors.
O.ir failnrs saw a government grander
h i.i unv that the world had ever known,
ll.e niiivetiHi is God's. Man, his last, best
A'.iik walks nut in this universe a king.
ri ri where around him he sees law, law,
Uw. He pits himself in harmony with
il. ami so enmiii in.is the physical forces.
I'm. s one holds tine in the domain of
no! als - In. n tenlcl law of tho same
:;..d U r une (i 1 is Gad, his laws are
ilw.iy t xeeieiil, ilp ir violation is always
T li-: eff. cts .i iiucxiea'.iiig liquors upon
hti -nun ryViuiu nro well known; they
imiI fiom liio violation of a law of God.
I'lieir maiitifieiure and sale ought to be
roliibiicd by the sialo nnd nation. Iig
. i fieri and almost s u::etl in youreyes as is
ae ons'.it.ni'.n uf Massachusetts, Ibis
inhibitory c!a ie is yet a proper ono to
fid to it. Proper, because il is broad
: ,t;, i. ,l -; !. jr),lor traffic effects
very i..:e:iv. 1 !; il Is indicted
t an ou' law by isvtij f ! ir s in which
ve bling il.
The niiei:ib!e criminal nt Washington
d.iqibciut.ii ly a-sei ls that ho committed
lis horrible deed Ly n.spirntion; that lie
lid it to save lie.' ua' inn's life. I saw a
'I'loi' seller Mkt- the Kibie ill his polluted
i mil-., and li'Mid him say: "This book
;iii.v.M mi,- work," rkinl llieii proceed lo
jictvi t; every w!siti!e text thorofrom to
uii his c i9c. " We save the nition's life,''
hey s ty, " I co iuso without the revenue
Alii, li we pay the government could not
Guile-all killed our leH-i)eloved the
Iref of th i.ation; ihe liquor traffic slays
Is one hun.lrcil thousand every year.
Some one asks: " Why not put the
vli i'.e mural code into Ihe constitution?"
lije.-uise only such subjects go into Ihe
i'jns'iiir.iiin ns li.ivo hern distinctly settled
it'i r Inn; d's nissim ; het.ee, for example,
ihe cl-iiisn prohibiting imprisonment for
debt in tli ; euiiitiiaii ni of M issaoliusolts
a tlo.'iitii'int uliiih wis btsed upon the
laws of other rivi.itH.
liiero is no p-'aec nil q.itet niit wlit-rn
until a nutter i settled right.
Mn'iy niflii who dares uot tay prohi
bition is wrong, yet votes to npply the
money received f r license to educational
purposes to cJ.U:le one woman's child
with the uiouoy u'.ilaUied from the ruin of
tho child of nhcllier.
Another ol-jectur si.--: "You can't
make men inoi -.1 by late." Wc do no!
try to do it. Tha! is tho biisineja of the
church and the school. P, it the liquor
seller docs not como under these religion
tnd educational inlltteuc-'s; he can only It
reached by the bi-h.t. by r'gh'cou' legis
lation in regard in the ir.illie.
It is an Inv.iv.m nt' the p. isonal lib
erty of a citizen," s vs tii ith'-r. So I a
It is wrong to !.-( or to iu ich prop
erty and throw sn m -my people out of
employment," A i iilin.iil iini- .hroiigh
your farm and da:n .y.-s ere na d I y ibe
railroad company acting under Ihe law of
the state. lint for th.' d. s im -tion of dis
eased fruit, rotten v. getabies. or anything
which is injurious, im in li-iiiiiiiy is paid,
or should he paid l!n. if less liquor
were sold, more s'io. an.! ,u-.ore clothes
would he w anted, ami le ikc iuuc employ
ment would be furnished. ll -sliles, ns a
matter of economy we e iu!il better afford
to pension tlio live hundred thousand
liquor sellers than to allow iheiu lo con
tinue their vile tratlk'.
During tha prevalence of the yellow
fever in one of our southern cities, the
supply of Collins was exli.issted, and a
long train laden witli thcro w ii stint from
the north. What would you think of a
looker-on who should say as the e.ti s with
their ghastly freight moved by. Yellow
fever is good for business " ?
"The prohibitory law can'l Iw enfuie
ed." moral law can be absolutely en
forced until the whole world bows to tin
scepter of Josas Christ. Yot, for all that,
men legislate against murder aid theft.
"The cities are the obstacles to i;s en
forcement." If it was right for ihe
United States to coerce South Cuiolint
during the civil war, it is right for Mss.-a-chusetls
to coeroe Boston in this war.
" It is an attempt to put into the cons: i-
tuttion the fanaticism of a few women."
The whole constitution is a hundlo of fa
naticism from beginning to ead.
What will you do about It, you men
who mako the laws which foster and ir.llu
encu the liquor traffic? Ucmeralw then,
is no peace nor quiet anywhero until a
matter is settled right.
What bean it? As the heavy prison
bolls turned on the minister, he looked
sadly on tne pnsouers in their Strang
o-armenLs. and thonfrht with tnmn
garments, and thought with more nud
more anxiety oi nis errand, lie nad come
to see a youug man ol bis congregation
who had been convicted of forserv. Th"
broken-hearted parents had neggod bim to
visit tho prison, hoping tiie peace of Ihe
gospel might reach even bis gloemy cell
As the minister kindly greeted him. the
youth scarcely replied, but gazed with a
sort of defiance. He began giving th
mother s tondcr message, with the Interest
all the church folt in his welfare. At last
the prisoner broke out :
" lo you know you was what did itr
"What have I done?" replied the pastor,
striving to understand his strange ln
guage. 1 bcirau tue business, ' returned tup
youth, s waking very loud, " In your Sun
dav school. Don't you remember tli"
Sunday school fair, when tbey first set up
raffling am) hid a gold ring In a loaf of
cake? Just for twenty.flvo cents, too, 1
got a whole box of little books. I was
pleased with my luok, and went in after
wards for chances. Sometimes I gained,
and sometimes I lost. Money I most barn
for lotteries. I was half mad with excite
ment: so I nsed other folks' names, and
here I am! Don't let tbo church come
blabbering around me. They may tbank
themselves! Their raffling was what did
it! It mimtd me,"