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Sunday School Lesson Notes.
Aprils: Philip aud tho Ethiopian-Acts :2-0.
Tho gain coming from tho dispersion
whioh followod Slophen's doitlh begins to
nppcar already. Philip had been very
successful in preaching and winning men
among tho Samaritans. Now he has a
special divine call for work in another
ii Id. Wo havo no very particular acoount
of tho me'.hod by which God directed him,
save that the angel of the Lord spake to
him. It is not said tint the angel appeared
to him. but a natural supposition is that
ho canio and spake with audible voice.
The command might have appeared
strange and even senseless to ono not
schooled to walk by faith; but there is no
hesitation on the part of Philip. A voice
from tho Lord stilled every cavil with him.
What made the command a still greater
lest of faith and obedience was tho fact
that only indefinite directions wore given.
Ho was to go down tlin way which leads
from Jerusalem to Uazi. But no indica
tion is given as to tho purpose of his
mission, or tho distance lie was to travel.
Ho was simply to sot out upon this way
and wait for events to teach him what tho
design of his going was. But "he arose
and went," and in this way of obedienoe
God gave him a grand opportunity to lead
a waiting soul to tho Lamb of Gol; and
through the inlluonca of this ono conver
sion bring many othors to know Christ.
Tho man was at tho head of the treasury
department under Candice, queen of
Ethiopia. Tho English would term him
master of the exchequer.
It is not a little surprising to Cud this
man a devout worshiper of tho true God,
but it shows to what an extent tho Jews
had become scattored even at that day,
and also that they bad mado converts or
proselytes to thoir national religion
wherever they had gone. IIo had come
some 1200 miles probab'y to atlond some
of the great Jewish festivals. IIo was
from the s:une region whoso quacn visited
Jorusalom to loam tho wisdom of
Solomon. Hero we soj a dovout inquiror
nit !r tho truth. We shall lind in several
rmtaneas in Acts accounts of just such
men, and in no caso are th iy left without
clear to idling concerning tin way of lifo.
God shows an infinite interest in tho man
who is honestly seeking the light. This
Ethiopian was on his way home reading
from tho 0!d Test tiuent scriptures. Pos
Blbly ho had proaurcd a roll of parchment
onlaining the Propho s, or some parts of
oir Old Testament, on bis rocent visit to
tho Holy City. It would bo a matter
worthy of comiient to lind a minister of
finance in any of the groat Christian
nations of to-day loading God's word on
his journeys. It would be also an exceed
ingly hopeful sight, for no man, who reads
devoutly and thoroughly that word, would
be likely to prove treacherous to such
high obligations. Here then in this officer
of a distant realm was Philip's opportunity
to preach Jesus. If this man bad been
traveling a a drunken carouse Gol wo lid
not have taken Philip from Sa-n aria to
preach to liiiu. 11 it hire wis a soul
needing aid, willing to ba aided, and tho
divine economy makes extra provisions
for just this class. Tho spirit, whioh ha I
before spoken to Philip by an angel, now
suggested to him, without sny mediate
agency, that ha go near an 1 join himself
to the chariot. That would naturally mean
that he And a placo among the attendants
who were abut the chariot of this officer.
Now Philip begins to sae the meaning
of his mission to his regioti. Tho treasur
er is reading aloud, and Philip catches tho
words as he pronounces them. A remark
able coincidence, rather a wonderful man
ifestation of divini foresight that just at
the tinn Philip cimi up tho Ethiopian
siould be reading the h'h, of Isaiah, and
should b3 just at those verso3 which speak
to direotly of Christ, and cannot be
explained without him. Christ there set
forth as tho patient sufferer, tho sacriflcal
offering, the abuse! criminal, so called.
"His judgment wis taken away," i.e.,
no fair trial was granted him, Cnrist the
character vastly above all more human
characters, "who shall declaro his genera
tion?'' or find other characters with whom
ho may be classed.
These great prophetic pass iges furnished
all the text that Philip .needed for the
occasion. It may bo pvoaucaad that soma
thing in the manner of tho in m or the
tone of his reading indicated that ho was
at a los3 to know tlio roil import of what
ho read. Hence Philip mide bold to ask
"understan lest thou what thou roadest?"
At OU30 tha m in brings u; tho central
idc i of tha pssago, and inquiros of whom
Isaiah is writing and a3 tho prophet died a
violent death he intimates that the language
might refer to him . Now tho way is
i omp'.ctely opened Philip could ask no
better opportunity to preach Josus; and
it would appear that ho used the opportun
ity well; for in a little timo this prince of
Africa was bowing his wholo soul to tho
Princo of life, and professing without tho
least hesitation, ' I believe that Josus
Christ is tho S in of God."
Having believe 1 ho was louly to act
Tho inward m m boing onlightened, ho
was anxious to keep all proper outward
observances. Philip doubtless explained
the moaning of baptism to him, nnd at tho
first convenient place ho said eagerly "Seo
huo is water, what dolh hinder mo to bo
biptized?' So in an hour's time almost
this man of rank and wealth put himself
a nong the ii'.iubor of t io followors of
Jesus. Philip's work being accomplished
ha i miraculously removed from this
onvcrt from a distand land, nnd is goon
found preaching in tho towns far to tho
northward of Palestine. Tho work goos
forward rapidly and lie who was rejeotod
by his own pooplo j received with
gladness by multitudes of other races.
On Ms WW IlirtMau.
Hf W. II. CAltTKIl, M. J.
Two-thirds of lifii's "thrue sroro alul ten,"
1'he yoars allotted unto mfiii.)
Ar3 now passed ovor, aud thoy say
Tills Is your llftioth birthday."
II what is passed you cull to niltid,
A chequered web of life you'll llud.
Homo lovo of irood aud some of ill,
)LOd oft prevalliUK o'er tho will.
Good resolves uud aim at rlKht,
Of'en felt and put to flight,
l'romlse smlUnK but to wound,
Truth oft pursued and error found.
The tree of Hope, with little fruit,
Aud shivered soon in every shoot,
lu life's lung path, whate'er has been
lu all the changes you huve seen.
Huccessive blessings have been Btrewu ,
And day by day to you made kuowu.
Tho clouda that often dimmed the day
Often have boen blown away.
Aud many times, tho Botirco of light
llus dispelled the dark of ulght.
Iu the future may you lind
I More than those you've left bchlud)
Prosperous years, and clearer sky
As the clouds are passing by ;
And of all, which is tho best,
Kind a calm and peaceful rest.
Dradf jrd- Vt., March 15, 1883.
Vermont Conference Appointments.
At tho Vermont annual conference of
1882, 1G8 pastoral charges or tho Metho
dist Episcopal church were duly provided
with preachers for the present conference
year. As the year draws near its close
and tho session of 1883 approaches, it
becomes a matter of intorest to obsorve
the present status of these appointments.
Tho Burlington district comprises 35
pastoral appointments, including 8 preach
ers who are closing tho third year of
successive sorvico, 5 on their second year
and 12 on their first year, together with 10
supplies by local preachers.
The Montpelier district comprises 31
pastoral appointments, including 5 Ihreo
year, 13 two year and 4 ono-year men, to
gother with 8 supplies and 1 vaoanoy by
transfer to another conference.
Tho St. Albans district comprises 28
pastoral appointments, including 4 three
year, 10 two-year and 7 ono-year men, to
gether with 7 supplies.
The St. Johnsbury district comprises 39
pastoral appointments, including 1 three
year, 7 two-year and 17 one-year men, to
gether with 9 supplies, 1 vacancy by disa
bility and 1 vacancy by doath.
The Springfiold district comprises 35
pastoral appointments, including 5 three
year, 9 two-year and 12 ono-year men, to
gether with 7 supplies, 1 vacancy by trans
fer to another conference and 1 by disa
bility. Tho summary shows 2(! npppointmnuls
now occupied by three-year men, 11 by
two-year men, 62 by ono-year men, 11 by
local preacher supply and 5 vacancies; 2
by transfer, 2 by disability and 1 by death.
The 2C three-year men having reached
the limit f tho pastoral term must there
fore rcmovo, Vermont Methodism not
having yot adopted tho pious subterfuge
of making a "mission" to circumvent the
operation of disciplinary rule. The 6
vacancies must also be filled by the ap
pointment of new men, thus placing before
the cabinet, consisting of the presiding
bishop with tho live prosMing ciders as
his advisers, the foregone duty of making
at least 31 appointmonts of new incum
bents of the pastoral ollloo.
Of the 96 ono and two-year men, it is
probable that a fair proportion of changes
will occur, but in the most of theio
probablo changes there is an element of
uncertainty, dependent upon tho develop
ment of contingencies at tho conference
session. Of tho 11 supplies, it is quite
likoly that many will bo changed. There
are also b presiding older appointments to
be renewed, but nono ot the present
incumbonts have reached tho limitation of
time in such occupancy (4 years) and, so
far as present information indicates, it is
not likely that any chango of raon will
occur in this department of Vermont
Methodism. Tho 31 necessary changes, as
above mentioned, will occur at Bennington,
Benson, Burlington, Norlh Ferrisburgli,
Pownal, Shelburne, Slarksboro.Vergcnnes,
Cabot, Chelsea West Hill, Granville and
Hancock, Moretown, Randolph, Rochester,
Alburgb, Richford, Sheldon, Underbill,
Albany, Danville, Eist Barnard, Lunen
burgh, Lyndonville, Newbury, Newport,
Landgrove. Perkinsville, Tunbridge,
Wardsboro, Whito River Junction and
The session of the conference, appointed
at St. Alb:ms on April 18, will bo tho
second session held in that town, and the
thirty-ninth of the Vermont conference
The former sossion in S:. Albans was in
1863, under tho presidency of Bishop
Simpson, and tho remarkable fervor,
eloquence and power of the bishop's ser
mon on that occasion is now spoken of by
those who hoard it as a neyor-to-bo-forgot-ten
exhibition of pulpit oratory. Bishop
Simpson also presided over th'S confer
ence at Barton in 1859, at Montuelier in
1800, and nt Springfield in 1870.
An Old Stoiim Theoiiv. A St. Johns
bury correspondent of tho Journal relates
an instance which happened in Vermont
in 1837, in which a big storm was predic
ed, and the ' theory on which the
prognostications wero based." Jud"o
Buokley resided, in Berlin, just across tho
river from Montpelier. Ono member of
the judge's family was n son named
Frank, who was a half wilted fellow, and
queer in many ways. In the stimnior of
1837 some friends from York State came
to visit the judge and after a stop of a few
days started on Saturday on their way
home, intending to stop ovor Sundav with
friends a few milos don tho river. "Frank
heard thoir plans talked ovor nnd then
"You had better not start; ihoro is going
to bo a big storm that will carry all the
bridges away, and you will havo to come
The sky was cloudless the gentlemen
laughed and drove on. In tho afternoon
the storm began and nil that Frank had
predicted csino truo. Ono ofthogontlc.
men's curiosity was so excited that ho re
turned alter tho storm to learn il possible
how he knew thero was to bo such a
storm. After much coaxing Frank prom
ised if ho would coiuo out with him ho
would tell,
Going out a few rods from tho liouso
so a view could bo had, Frank, in his
drawling wny, said :
"You seo that balsam lioo down in that
swamp hole?"
Tho mau said ho did.
"Woll'' said Frank, "When you seo that
old yaller cow stand lickinrr her tail rnnnil
that balsam tree you may know there is
kumg iu uc a topiici oi a storm."
Do Lcssops is just now hard at work
upon the plans for a canal across the
isihmusof Malacca a stupendous work
which will shorten tho voyage between
Europe and the East fully four days.
A Ixmdoner one day by aootdent saw
tho sun. "Eavens." said ho, '"off they
'ave hlmproved that there 'icctrlc light."
Afler a moment's pause, during which he
gazed upon the novel sight, he added,
n flectively "But 'ow in thunder (lid they
get Mm hup so 'igh?"
Some people find it difficult to deoide
how much to give for good causes. The
Hon. Wm. M. Evarts says a good rule
lor giving is to select a person whose
circumstances are about equal to your
own, and when you have decided how
much bo ought to give to benevolent
cljccts, givo the same yourself. Baptist
For some years tbe following sentence
has stood as the shortest sentence into
which all the leltui'8 of the alphabet could
be compressed :
"J. Grays Pack with my box fivo dozen
The above sentence contains 33 letters
A gentleman from Utica recently improved
on it as follows, using only 32 letters:
"Quick, glad zephyrs, waft my javelin
Geo. W. Pierce, a Boston lawyer, has
now forced 26 letters of tbe alphabet into
a sentence of 31 letters, as below :
X. Badger: Thy vizen jumps quick at
Young Atheists. A suggestive sceno
took place lately in a railroad car that
was crossing the Rocky mountains. A
quiet business man, who had been slowly
watching the vast range of snow chid
peaks seen for the first time, said to his
companion :
"No man, it seems to me, could look at
that scene without feeling himself brought
nearer to his Creator."
A dapper lad of eighteen, who had been
chiefly occupied in caressing his mous-
lacue, pertly interrupted, "it you aro sure
there is a Creator."
"You aro on atheist?" said the stranger,
turning to the lad.
"I am an Agnostic," raising bis voice,
"I am investigating the subject. I take
nothing for granted. I see tho mountains,
I smell the rose, I bear the wind ; there
fore, I believe that mountains, rose, nnd
wind exist But I cannot see, smell, or
hoar God. Thereforo "
A grizzled old cattle raiser opposite
glanced over his spectacles at the boy,
"Did you ever try to smell with your
eyes?" ho said quietly.
"Or to hear with your tongue, or to
taste with your ears?"
"CertaiDly not."
"Then why do you try to apprehond
God witn faculties whioh are only meant
for material things. P"
"With what should I apprehend him?"
said tho youth, with a conoeited giggle.
"With your intellect and soul; but I
beg your pardon 1" here be paused ; "some
men haven't breadth and depth enough of
intellect and of soul to do this. That Is
probably the reason that you are nn
Tho laugh in tho car effectually stopped
the display of any moro atheism that day.
."it this is a question which cannot be
laughoj or joked away. Every thinking
man in bis youth must face for himself
that terrible problem of life: "What is
God?" and "What is he to me?" Asa
younp; man denidns that qiwHlinn bia
fnluro life takes shape Youth's Compan
ion. Success. Every man must bide his
time. Ho must wait. More particularly
in lands like my native land, where the
pulso of life beats with such feverish and
impatient throbs, is the lesson needful.
Our national charaoter wants the dignity
of reposo. We seem to live in tho midst
of a battle, there is such a din, such a
hurrying to nnd fro. In the streets of a
crowded city it is difficult to walk slowly.
You feel tbe rushing of the ciowd and
rush with it onward. In the press of our
life it is difficult to be calm. In this stress
of wind and tide, all professions seem to
drag their anchors, and are swept out into
tho main. Tha voices of tho present say
"Come." But the voices of the past say
"Wait! ' With calm and solemn footsteps
the rising tide bears against tbe rushing
torrent upstream, and pushes baok the
hurrying waters. With no less calm and
solemn footsteps, no less certainty, does a
great mind bear rp against public opinion,
and push back its hurrying stream.
Therefore should every man wait bide
his time. Not in listless idleness, not in
useless pastime.not in querulous dejection,
but in constant, steady, endeavors, always
willing and fulfilling and accomplishing
his task, that, when the occasion comes,
he may be equal to the occasion . And if
it never comes, what matters it? What
mattors it in the world whether I, or you,
or another man did such a deed, or wrote
such a book, so bo it tho deed and book be
well done? Ii is the part of an indiscroet
and troublesome ambition to care much
about fame, about what the world says of
us ; to be always looking into tbe faces of
others for approval ; to be always anxious
for the effeot of what we do and say ; to
be always shouting to hear tbe echo of our
own voices. Ltngfeliow.
Diseases Fhom Bad Teeth. It ap
pears not to be generally understood even
among cultivated pooplo, nevertheless,
although the fact has been dwelt upon
with emphasis by tbe best medical author
ities, that the presence ot carious, crowded
or asymctricaf teeth in the human mouth
is the progenitor of a long train of ner
vous diseases, comprising not only facial
neuralgia and its committant troubles, but
disease of the ear, inflammatory as well
as functional, eventuating often in partial
loss of hearing, defects of vision, naso
pharyngeal catarrh, and other tormenting
maladies. One of our acutest nnd most
successful specialists in the treatment of
nervous diseases Has become so fully con
vinced, by long experience, of the part
played by defective teeth in tho develop
ment, not of neuralgia only, but even of
tho more obscure neuroses, that he always
insists, as a condition precedent to the
acceptance of the case, that a thorough
examination of tbe cavity of tbe mouth
shall be undertaken by a competent den
tist, for ho says, not only may a single
diseased tooth result in persistent nervous
disturbance, but diseases of the brain,
decay or perversion of the mental faculties,
even epilepsy and tetatnlo spasms often
havo thoir starling point in dental irrita
tions; and has observed oases in which,
whilo leaving tbe foundation for a long
truiu of nervous troubles, tho irritated
organ itself gave no sign, cither by local
pain or vague discomfort, of the agency
it was constantly exorllng to produco
serious disturbance at some distant point.
In common with most aural surgeons, Dr.
Soxton has long since adopted the practice
of examining Hie teeth of every patient
brought to him for trolmont of oar trouble,
particularly of partial deafness and of
general irritation of the organ; nnd,
speaking tho other day of the large
number of pupils from the publio schools
who attended Iheauirl clinios at the hos
pital with whioh be is connected, "It is
rare," he said, "to find a single patient in
whoso caso dental irritation is not to be
considered among the prominent causative
factors." New York limes.
UV 11. H. K.
Iu the marvo'ous world or ftvtlou,
Oft the mind presents to inltid
Men who, by the writer'sdlctiou.
Differ far from earth's mankind;
Not In mould, but in thought aud action :
Each aprluglug from a soul
Noble, yet only fraction of bo!
HinceUod Is tbe whole.
Men who In the hardest ooutcst
For the right, with uiiud or sword,
Hwerve not, uor pause for rest
'rill victory that will afford.
Thus the story ends; but ofton,
When we muse upon Its worth,
Yearn we ltB falsity to soften
By finding such on earth,
Aud sometimes the wlab we roullzo;
Then we hang on memory's walls
What we've seen with truth's clean eyes,
Aud the rulst from fiction falls.
Through the chilly wintry morning.
Through tho gloomy veil of mist,
Came tbeskow flukes thickly falling,
Hiding everything they kissed
Every window-sill aud door-jlep,
Aud the stoues beneath their feel,
Till a pall of perfect whiteness
Covered all tho silent street,
Hoou the feet of busy people,
Pass lug to their daily toll,
Trod the whltoueas out aud marred It
With tbe grimy stain of soli:
Till the trapled mass presented
But a Bad and painful Bight
Painful lu its wretched contrast
Witb the snow of yesternight.
In the chilly wintry morning
Came a little soul one dsv,
Sweet as auy mountain daisy
drawing in Its bed ur clay .
Fair tbe face that shono abeve it,
Lltbe the !in:bs that made its piisou ;
It was fairer than the Buow-tWkos
Ere the rooming sun had riBen.
Boon the hasting feet of pnssiou
Trod the soul and beat It dnwu;
Aud a sinful haud defiled It
In the markets of the town;
Till the face had lost its boautyi
Aud the limbs grown worn aud thin,
Witb the Wretchedness that follows
!n the deadly track of Bin.
Bullied snow Is never whlteued,
Never cau bo fair agaiu ;
But there 1b a purifying
For the sluful souls of men ;
And the priut of evil footBteps
Iu the downward path wo trod,
May be blotted out forever
By the mercy of our Uod.
LliTTKU TO A BlUDEGliOOSt. To become
a husband is as serious a matter to a man
as it is for a Woman to become a wife.
Marriago is no child's play; it biings
added care, trial, perplexity, vexation.
and it requires a great deal of tho happi-
iicoa vtuiuii iugiuujiueiy springs ouu oi it
to make tho b.tlanco heavy in its favor.
Very lew people live bantiilv in marrias-o.
and yet this is not because unhappiness is
gcrman to tne relation, out because those
who enter il do not know, first, how to
get married, and, second, bow to live
married happily. You havo already mado
your choice wisely, I am bound to believe.
Those qualities of charaoter .which have
attracted you tochooso as you have should
make your love grow daily while you live
As to tho second point: If you wish to
livo in harmonious union with vour wife.
start out with the avowed recognition of
the fact that she is your companion and
copartner. Marriago usually makes tho
wife neither of these. In many instances
she sees less of her husband than before
she married him. Ho comes, he goes, be
thinks, ho reads, works, and under tho
stimulus of business brings all his powers
and faculties to the surface, and is devel
oped thereby not always symmetrically,
but vigorously not always harmoniously,
but witb increasing power. Married men
do not usually shrivel Up hor put on a
look of premature age, but women fre
quently do, and it is plain to mo why they
Married women aro shut up in houses,
and thoir cheif oaro is for things that havo
no inspiring influence Their time is taken
up in meeting the physioal wants of their
families cooking, washing dishes, keep
ing the bouse in order, sewing, receiving
company not ono of which has in it n
tendency even to culture and elevation.
Married wdmen are' devoted to the house,
and this means a life of vexation and
pettiness. It gives no sort of stimulus to
the spirit. So the husband, who is out of
doors, active, interested in meaMiiis which
affect tho publio good, coming into contact
with men greater than himself, who
inspire him to belter purposes and nobler
ends of labor, develops into m nly beauty
nnd grows in character, whilo his wile t
homo, who has as faithfully performed
her share of the work, withers and decays
Treat your wife exactly as you would
like to be treated if you had to live under
her circumstances, and you will not go far
wrong Do not enteriain tbe silly notion
that because she is of a different gender
from your own that she is therefore
different in her wants, feelings, qunlities
and powers. Do not be the victim of any
social policy. Stand up bravely for the
right, givo your wife a chance to live,
grow nnd be somebody and become some
thing. Try to bo thoughtful, considerate
and forbearing. You will have new
duties, and they will bring new trials.
Take good care of your health and hers.
Be simple, both, in your habits; be careful
in your expenditures; be Industrious. If
you keep good health and aro frugal,
blessings will come from your united lovo,
and you will grow happier and better as
tbe years pass. Dr. James C. Jackson.
General Woi-sbley on Ai.cohoi.
Replying to a deputation of the Blackburn
temperance mission at tbe residence of
Major-General Fielden on the 18th instant,
he said that he had always employed the
opportunities afforded him to impress tbe
necessity of temperance on those under his
command. In the Red River expedition,
against the advice even of tho'medical
men wbo accompanied tho troops, he
decided that no spirituous liquors sin uld
be taken witb the force: and vol no men
ever did harder work or behaved better
than those on that expedition. In South
Africa his personal body guard consisted
almost exclusively of temoeranco mon:
and there, too, the doctors, who had
piedicted all manner ot ills from the
absence of grog, had absolutely nothing to
uo. in r.gypt, again, tue doctors told bim
that it was very necessary the men should
have grog, and ho was obliged, owing to
the great pressure put on him. to allow il
occasionally; but it was given in very
small quantities and rarely and yet the
troops in Egypt woro admirable in their
behavior, tie nnd long bold that drink
was tho groat sourco of crime, dosubodi-
cnae, and other evils in the army.
Good Comianv. One ovoninir a lady
of Now York whilo on hor way home at a
late hour without an escort, was approached
by a lewd follow, as I ho boat on which
thoy rodo neared the landing, who asked :
Are you alone?"
"No, sir," was tho reply, nnd without
further interruption whon the boat touched
she jumped off.
"1 thought yon woro alone,'' said the
fellow, stepping to her side again.
"I am not."
"Why, I don't seo any ono; who is with
"God Almighty nnd tho angels, sir; I
am never alone !"
This arrow pierced tho villain's hoirt,
and with these parting words, "You keep
too good company lor me, madam,'' he
shot out ol sight, leaving tho heroic lady
to enjoy hor good company.
TiikGood Fai ii k.ii ' Father," beg in
I he innocent child, us he leaned over his
utiiiT's kmo, "You urn an nwhtl good
"Yes, I hope so, my son."
"You wouldn't cheat anybody out of n
ccni, would ymi?"
"Of oourpo I wouldn't. Why do you
"Suppus , father. 1 1 ' t ynu hud ten
thousand dollars in Wabisli pu-fVrred
wlijeh had cost yon ciglilv "
"And tin y ent i'owh lo lifu-llve.''
"And suppose an old fiiend came here
from Elniini who wanted to Inly stocks,
and could be talked into believing that
Wabash preferred wcttld touch seventy
five lic foio September, would you unload
on hiui nt sixty and ruko iu thu cash?'
"No iilioni ! that is seo here, Syl
vester, tho n xt lima 1 havo a dear old
friend lo call upon me and you listen at
the library door to catch our convei sition,
you'll get a dividend on rnrin.-ily that
will last you a lifetime! fell your mother
in i,nf 1. n ini,p.ii...,.i ,,r i;.,,n
for a week I ' E'mird tne brcss.
An Ei.i riiANT's RiiVKNtiu One of
those pesls of society "a practical joker"
visited n caravan in a west of England
fair, and tried his stupid Iriuks on nn
elephant there. Ho first doled out to it,
one by one, some gingerbread nuts; and
when tho grateful nniin il was thrown off
his guard, ho suddenly proffered it a large
parcel wrapped in paper. The unsuspi
cious eie it me accepted and swallowed the
lump, but immediately began to show
signs of intense suffering, and snatching
up a buckit handed it to his keeper for
water. This being given to it, il eagerly
swallowed qii.intitii s of llie lluid. "11a!'
cried the duiighted joker. "I guess those
nuis were a tl'illo hot old fellow.1' "You
had better be off," exclaimed the keopor.
"unless you wish llie bucket at your head.'
The fool took the hint just in time, for the
enraged animal, having finished the sixth
bucketful, hurled tho bucket nf.or i's tor
mentor with such foico that, had lie
lingered a moment lonser, his life might
have been forfeited. The affair w is not,
howevc r, yet concluded. Tho following
year, llie show revisited the saino town;
and the foolish joker, like men of his gon
itis unable to pront by expennce, thiitijiht
to repeat his stupid trick on tho elephant.
IIo look two lots of nuts into llie show
with him, sweet nuts in one pocket and
hot In the other. Tho elephant had not
forgotten the jest played upon him, and
theieforo accepted the cakes vi-ry cautious
ly. Atelast.'tho loker prollercd n hot
one; but no soonor had ties injored crea
ture discovered its ptingihey, than It
seised hold of its persecutor by the coat
tails, Hoisted linn up by tliem, ami Held
him I'.l.til they gave way, whim ho fell to
the ground. 'Tho elephant now inspected
the severed coat tails, which, after he had
discovered and eaten all the f.veet nuts,
he tore lo rags, alul llung after tho dis
comfited ovnwT. Cvimli'.'.r' J"t: ntil.
Tub I'ztu's Refoums. Oar hears so
much of Nihilism in connection witli the
Russian government that liu account is
taken of ths vital reforms which the czar
is roaly trying, to bring aintit. When
serfdom was abolished the hue! was given
to the frci'dmcn under a ir.ivornment
morli'iiir". Thov were rhai'c 1 li per
cent interest, and were expected lo free
tlh tr holdings within a certain number ol
years. Except, in a few instances, the
enli'aiieliiseil luinlliolde! s liad not been
able lo meet their engagements nnd have
fallen Inio the hands of the usurious
money-leuilerS) who keep I hum iu nhjoct
poverty. 1 he intense hatred ot tho dews
by the Russian peasants is atlribnlablo in
a great p it to the fact that so many Ho-
brews aro among those who Havo proliteil
by the misery of Iho Russian laborers.
The three great roforuis of Iho czir aro,
first, llie surrendering of the money pay
ment of the government for tho use of the
land. This went into effect the beginning
of the present year; but, of course, it will
take lime for the good results of this
measure to bo experienced. Tho next
reform is one in which equalJdiHieulty will
be experienced in carrying out. To
save the i coplo from the usurers the
government is about to organizo b tnks to
loan money to ngricultui ists at tho lowest
possible Interest It is this well-intended
measure which has closed the money mar
kets of Europo againts Russia. In all
human probability Alexander will fail in
carrying on this well-meant measure.
the thud ol his relorms is the rescinding
of the poll t x. In its plaeo he substituted
a graduated income tax, rising from 5 per
cent in llie lowest taxable incomes to 50
per cent on the highest; tho object of tho
autocrat being to discourage accumulation
of wealth in few hands, and dUlributo it
among the poorer population. The great
est communist of tho day is tho czirof
all the Russians. This is why the Nihil
ist. have the warm symphalhies of llie no
bles ami very wealthy. Tho outcome
of all Ihie will be watched with great
interest by all who, whilo they distrust
communistic legislation, would not object
to see it tried in any country save their
own. Bimorest's Monthly.
Good Wouds fob Oatmeal. The oat
crop, wbieh is so prominent in our farm
ing, is rarely utilized lor larmer s tables.
In n somewhat long acquaintance in tho
rural districts, wo do not remember ever
to have met with oatmeal cooked in any
form. I his diet is a favorite at the break
fast table in our cities in tho form of mush
and onteu with sugar and milk, is an
appetizing and wholesome articlo of diet.
But upon the farm tho oat crop is very
largely a money crop, sold at the nearest
ruaikol or railway station. If used upon
tbe farm it goes to tho horse without
grinding, or, if ground, as provender for
the pigs. Almost everywhere wo meet
with corn products upon tho table, linlian
bread, the convenient johnny-cake, hasty
pudding, samp, hominy, corn broad, and
that finest of nil euinmer dishes, succotash
the sweet torn mingled with the savory
juices of the bean. Iho wheat pant is
woll re) resonicil, iu bread nnd other
foi ins of cooking, though it h i . ceased to
be a product of many northern farms. In
all the legion where ryo has taken the
placo ot wheat, rye bread is a staple art cle
of diet. B.tkcd beans aro about as popular
asevir, in tho rural districts, and are
likely to hold thoir own with the coming
generation!'. But oatmeal is ignoicd as
a food for men. Among the people who
uso il, and hi the analysis of i.i chemist,
it stands confessed as ono :!' tho most
nutritions mid economical foods that can
be used. Tho Scotch pooplo aro living
examples of what oamoal will do to make
an athletic race with plenty of brain, bono
nnd muscle. 1 no hooleliniau s uverago
daily ration is 2 1-t pounds of oatmeal
and a pint of milk. O.i this ho thrives
anil (K'lioruiB the labor ol llie lann.
Analysis shows that oatmeal is very rich
in nitrogenous mailer, and comes much
nearer wheat Hour in nutritive value,
than Is generally supposud. Tho follow
ing table shows their comparat.vo value
Nilitigi'iions matter..
fiittv imiltor
Nnllne matter
MtuiTal matter
1.1 u
Thorecan bono doubt Unit oatmeal
cooked in various ways might bo added lo
tho list of our dishes in Iho farming
districts with groat anvanlage. It is ono
of the best suslaincrs ol miisclo on tho list
of human foods. Americnn .liri' ttlturhl
for March.
had three ono half blood Jersey heifers,
one livo years old and two four-years old,
also ono" farrow cow which was milked
but once a day afler the first of Jui e, and
was sold llie first of July. I'eing short
for hay, they were pinched somewhat after
the first of March; but woro fed six
quarts of meat per day, as follows: After
their feed of hay in the morning they had
two quai ls of bran, one quart each of corn
and eotlon seed meal, mid the last feed at
night was one q i.tit each ol corn meal
and b an. After they were wo.l out to
pasture they had no food but grass, until
j fodder corn was lil lo cut lor ihoui. Our
family of three persous, was supplied
from their make nnd no account made of
it, leaving lo soli seven hundred pounds.
If wo estimate ttiat the farrow cow made
enough to supply tho family tho year
through, then thu three mado all of the
700 pounds. Tho average price was 30
cents per pound, making $210, or $70 per
uuw.J. I. Bailey, in Mirror and Farmer.
VEiisioNr'S Innovation Tho fact of
the Boston merchants on the Vermont
dairymen's association, is all interesting
one from two or three points of view.
The first, ns noted, is that producer and
dealer were brought face to face. The
business of those men is to invest their
capital in dairy goods, and then take it
out again at a profit to themselves and
satisfaction to the consumers. They are,
therefore, of necessity, competent to
gauge the calls of the market and fitness
of the goods offered to meet the demand.
Any dairyman need ask for no belter
judge of his products than the man who
stands ready to put down the monoy, if
the offerings p-eseuted will fill his bill.
Tho judgment of ono such man is worth
iBoru to a butter or cheese maker than
four score expressions uf opinion of other
Inasmuch ns llity liro interested in
western creameries, their suggestions to
Vermont men are most pertinent and
equally applicable to all of New England.
While they confined themselves in their
remarks, to butter, yet some plain infer
ences can bo drawn lo the benefit of our
cheese making. It is interesting to note
that neither of them i ndorsed the notion
that the western creamery was the system
for excellence, for us. Mr. Simpson
expressly doubted whether eastern farm
ers were ready to sustain them.
His allusion to tho good cellars which
we may havo, as contrasted witb tho west,
is another crumb of eomfort for New
England ; and yet wo must go beyond the
mere cavity in tue eiirib, however it may
be walled up and ooverod over, to get
over tho full explanation of the possibility
of keeping butter among us. It is the
actual and esscDlial difference in the
climate which explains tho whole thing.
Our aveiago of temperature and mois
lino, wilh the relative shortness of the
warm season, makos it possible to handle
butter more at one's option; nnd in
cheese, thoso conditions cuablo us to tone
up the make to a point of fineness nnd
keeping quality unknown to the average
western make.
Both speakers were compelled to allude
to the difficulties involved in getting milk
delivered in the proper condition. It is a
constant matter of surprise to lind how
inattentive farmers will allow themselves
to be on this point. In illo operations
where the milk is all sold, these difficulties
aro insurmountable, and, as the patron's
interest ceases us soon as tho miik is
taken, the maker and owner must
protect himself alone as best ho can.
When the method of work Is such that,
whether it bo butter or cheese making,
tho patron's interest remains until the
proooeda ufe reHlffteri, then each man has
a vital concern in the condition of every
mess of milk received.
For this same reason, it is certainly
better for all parties, that Messis. Simpsou
and Belknap and associates should not
waste their money in our dairy products,
until the work is all done, and the pi ice
thoy will pay us will affect every man
according to tho actual degree of quality.
Under such an engagement, the patrons
becomo a sort of mutual society which
exerts the strongest possible pressure
upon heedless ami criminally negligent
milk men. Practically, it works better
with us that the public should lind out the
why and wherefore, to a certain extent at
least. The associated interost is a public
one, and let all the members know all the
experiences incident to llie season's work.
It is most certainly to be hoped that
these gentlemen, or oth rs equally expe
rienced, will give us, another season, as
thorough and searching talk on cheese.
I should be exeeedingly glad to welcome
such men to my factory another fall, when
the room is full of cheese. Francis
Barnes, in the New England Farmer.
" Thy neighbor ? Tt is he whom thou
Hast power to aid aDd bless;
Whoso aching head or buruiug brow
Thy scotniug haud may press.
" Thy neighbor ? 'Tls the fainting poor
Whose eye with waut is dim;
Whose hunger seuds from door to door
Clo thou aud succor hiiu !
" Whene'er thou meete'st a human form
Less favored than thy own,
Itemeiuber 'tis thy neighbor worm,
Thy brother, or thy son."
.. Mttnfaomtri.
If religion is held to bo a delusion, how
can discussion be held wilh those who
deny its reality? Who would attempt to
demonstrate a problem in Euclid to a war
painted Sioux? Why endeavor to show
the Spirit to ono who says there is no
Spirit, or demonstrate God to one who
says thero is no God? Ti e antagonistic
altiludo ol a soul lo mat. wnicn is ciaimea,
makes all demonstration impossible.
Faith is not a demonstrative fact any more
than immortality is. Belief in these is
less a nia.tcr of pure reason than of
intuition. If a man is deaf, why cry in his
car? if blind, why hand him the picture
of Calvary? It is time wasted, opportunity
wasted, power wasted this attempt to
logically demonstrate the awful truths
revealed by the Spirit to human conscious
ness under tho laws which dominate the
spiritual realm truths based upon condi
tions which are denied at tho outset by
thoso who demand a sight of the invisible,
and tho exact span of the measureless.
No wiso man knowingly throws away
pearls only to ba trampled underfoot at
Shout Views of Tuoubi.e. It is a
rrcat relief where thero are so many
clouds of sorrow, to think that only one
cloud is likely to pour out its contents
upon us at a time, lo this also we must
ndd the reflection that the capacity of any
cloud is limited, and its contenls not
lliorcforo exhaus.less. Thcso thoughts
should cheer us nnd brighten our outlook
with the rainbow of hope. All the fury
of tho tempest is not to bo borne at once.
Wo shall only havo to bear a portion at a
time, and only so much as wo can bear.
These short vlows of trouble had a good
illustration in the case of a lady who had
met wilh a serious accident, which neces
sitated n very painful surgical operation
and many monllis connnemcnt to her
When tho physician had finished his
work aud was about taking his leave, the
patient asked: "Doctor, how long shall
I have to lio hero holploss?" "O, only
ono day at a time," was tho cheery
answer; and the poor sufferer was not
only eoiiilorloii for thft moment, but many
times during tho succeeding weary weeks
did thu thought, "Only ono day at a time,'
come back wilh its quieting infitienco.
Tun Mkiikjink ok Sinsiiink Tho
world wauls more sunshine in its
disposition, in its business, in its theology.
For ten thousand of Iho aches an I pain-,
and iiritalion of men nnd woiiium u
recommend sunshine. It soothes b Her
than morphine. It stimulates belli r than
champ ague. It is Iho hist plaster r a
wound. The good S uuari mi poured t.ut
into tbo traveler's ush more of tins than
of oil. Florence Nightingale used il on the
Crimeninn battle Ii -Ids. Take it out into
all their alleys, on board all the ships, by
all the sick beds. Not a phial full, not a
cup full. It is good for spleen, for liver
complaint, for neuralgi i, for rheum uism,
for failing fortunes, for melancholy.
Uhokkn Laws No man who is not n
fool, if be ha a du.ie.ile machine for
weaving luce, Would go to work to make
carpets with it, or be surprised if he did
that il would brenk to pieco3 wilh the
strain ; or if he had an instrument of tone
and compass fit for rendering divine
harmonics, and choso to jingle only
waltzes and discords on it for years, he
would not be indignant at nature or God
if it was out of tune and forever incapable
of echoing heavenly music. Yet every
man of sense knows that bis physical
brain is a material machine, an ipstrumcn ,
subject to material wasto and injury just
as much as any Cremona. If bo pcrsi.-t-enllj
maltreats it, be alone is responsible
for its ruin. God is not accountable lie
does not work material miracles for any
man, however good his motives in liie
may bo. Chfisl himself would not throw
himself down from the pinnacle even to
prove that he was Iho Son of God. in the
hope that he would be miraeulou-ily held
up. The man who puts nn intolerable
weight on his brain throws himself down
in such a hope, and the man who gives
up his real high missiou for awhile in the
world, in order to grub money or to set
his family on a fashionable basis, in the
hope that he can go back to it at will,
has thrown himsell down a suicidal height,
from which no angels will bear him up.
Each man and woman is set down uerc
in the world wilh a stock of physical and
mental capacity subject to inexorable
laws, to which ordinary common eense
will enable him or her lo submit. If he
chooses to break them, not all Iho 1 nth of
tho patriarchs and apostles will i-avo him
from the punishment.
Tho earlier in lifo wo rccoguizi their
strength and unalterable tullilltncnt, tho
bettor wo shall servo tho purpose lor
for which we are sent into the world.
Nam York Tribune.
TnE Truest Education. Whon our
puritan forefathers trained their children
carefully in a thorough knowledge of the
Bible because it was tj them "llie Word
of God,'' they were giving their children,
unconsciously pcrohance, some of tho
most precious elements of n liberal educa
tion ; they were giving their children what
they might have sought for in vain at
Oxford or Cambridge an intimate
acquaintance with tho highest thought of
llio best minus tne worm nas yot Known.
For. even taking tho Bible at iho lowest
estimate at which it has yet been taken
t is a literature ot the very liigtieit rank.
Where shall wo lind sublimer poetry than
In tho Psalms of Isaiah, or grander drama
than in Job, sweeter pathos than in Ruth,
and tho stories of the patriarchal age, or
truer heroism Ihan in the record of Israel's
sufferings? S our forefathers derived
from tho Bible the truo culture which fills
the mind with thoughts of sweetest savor,
giving it standards oftastoand c induct
whioh might bo staid and sombro indeed,
but yet could brook no contact with things
mean or ignoble or impure. And thus,
while the tone of society at large could
endure the ribaldies of a prurient novelist,
tho Puritan could enjoy his Paradise Lost
and Pilgrim's Progress, nnd lind in tliem
a genuine lelaxation and rest. Tho youth
of to-day, fresh from college, and his
sister, finished at her establishment, able
to run through all tho "Ologies," and
chatter in half a dozen languages, are often
far less cultured than the Scotch shepherd,
whose only companion in his solitude is
bis Bible; for his mind is stored with the
brightest and purest images, his sympa
thies enlarged and disciplined by contact
with the records of humanity in its n blest
aspeots. Indeed, tbe latter not seldom
shows u delicacy of feeling, n tact and
power of apprecia ing the sentiments of
others, which are attributes of tbo true
gentleman; while tho former, notwith
standing their 'encyclopedic information,
will often betray a lack of interest in the
highest elements of human life n want of
sympathy for all which surpasses their
own narrow selves, that is compatible
only wilh the most vulgar typo of mind.
Advanci.no. We need m ore positive
ness. We need the habit of standing by
the things tha1 are settled. To that end
each man needs lo havo some Ihings
settled for himself. Then, when they are
settled, he must cling to them, and not lo
things which nro still in question or in
The trend of modern thought and dis
cussion demands attention to this mailer.
The fashion of thought lately seems to bo
to regard that man the most "advanced"
thinker who has thought out tho very
least. Men's abilities haye boen measured,
not by what they know, but by whir, they
do not know; not by what they believe
but by what they doubt. A speaker who
harangues of tho difficulties which exist
in matter and in mind will attract attention
and elicit applause, while a teacher wbo
instructs hs in what is not difficult to
comprehend, but which is of inestimable
value In practioal life, is rogardod as dull
and unadvanced.
This cant of "advanced" thinkers is
leading multitudes into boas, into impene
trable forests, into pitfalls. Mon must
"advance!'" that is the cry. But why?
What is the use of always advanoing?
May it not be woll occasionally to stand
still? Certainly, unless you know whnt
ground you are going to troad, you would
better not move forward. Occasionally
advancing men have fallen Into wells and
other disagreeables.
By nil means let us advance along
ground which has been ascertained to be
solid, and let us advance by methods which
shall secure safety with progress.
It some things be regarded as settled.
Surely if the human race has been exer
cising its reason through so many ages,
somoihing must bo settled if reason be
worth anything to man. There may be
subjects which mon will question in some
places which no man of honor will question
in another. In all Christian and Jewish
households, pulpits and publications, suroly
these Ihings ought to bo considered scttlod
forovor, not to be reopened or discussed,
namoly : that there is a God and Savior,
and that the Bible is tho word of God, the
rulo of faith and practice, and that man s
moral nature is developed and purioea oy
obediencu to the word of God. Tho chil
dren in such households should no more
discuss any ono of those mattors than they
should discuss tho chastitv of thoir moth
ers. The man who in tho presence of
members of such households treats any
ono of these subjects ns not yot Fottlod If
he is not a fool destitute or nit knowicugo
of what constitutes honor is a base
seduoor. Within thcso bounds ho who
advances makes progress on secure
ground; bm ho who advances beyond
these bounds fulls over a precipice.
I'liarlcs F. Deems, P. I).
'llie Vl-ion Fulfilled.
In loin diiirs find sndi ei-s, "among 11)0
captiei'S by I he river Cliehai'." s:it the
priM.lii'l ol the l, n I. (liplivo, bin nut
loisaken: for, lo! the heavens were open
ed, and I here passed before him a si range
and wondcrlul vision, a wniriwinii out
ot the north; a cloud nnd lire, the likeness
of living creatures tint turned not as they
wenl; "and Iheir appearance aid their
work was as it weio a wheel in the mid
dle of a wheel."
Tho vision stand-; in dii licatn lo day.
Among tho captives, "hound and double
iror.ed" with fettcis forged by I mbands,
hrolheis, fathers, iind sons, by social cus
tom anil political slnle, sat Ameriein
Womanlio d The vi.-ion is repealed? It
is more tlinn that. The heavens have
been opened; tho binning eoais ot liro
have g., ne up and down the land; and in
som ' mysterious wny the heroic sacrifice of
the wifely di vo ion, il,e filial love.woniun's
const ci at icn and loyally and nil eoi quer
iiig fnilh. have bet n blended with ti t)
spirit of the living eie iiurc ol the vision.
It moves "straight forward ;' its voice,
carrying tenor and dismay lo llie ranks
of the captors, is "like tne voice of the
Almighty;'' is "tippem-ance and its
woik" is, "as It wtre, a wheel in llie mid
dle ol a wheel."
The woman's Christian temremnco
union, binding together by links of wann
est love and sympH'hy ml inir.it il elf irt
the women of our hind, "towing the
country kmc-deep with temperance
literutiiie," bringing us influence
to hear upon church nnd school nnd home,
upon prisons nnd enphallsls, and Iho
widely varying nationalities I hit make up
our people, is il lily becoming more and
more a vital foiee, p-i gnirit with possi
bilities. Hero it touches the flood maik
of rank and position, and alcohol is ban
ished fioni tho executive mansion; there
it grasps the levers of power, and a great
stale s;ands redei nn d ai.d jubilant; now
it aspires lo the highe.-t possibilities of
freeiom, claiming a light lo the elective
IrinchifCj and then it bows in hp
humility ol soul, veiling its luce before llio
great "I Am," and saying auinl ils Inw
ful prayers,
"Whnt are we-,
That our eyes this glury si-i';
Thut mil ears haVL- hilar il llus sound?"
Not least among these ending wheels',
insliuc', with the spirit of the living crea
ture, is that bearing the legend, "Lilcri -i
ii io." In these days of wide spread
intelligence, homes ovoillow with books
and papers. Tho time is long past when
we must seek from the chaiued Bible in
tho p irish church our inspiration and
help. Iho precious word Iic3 on our
tables Kiid shelves. We eaich a whifper
ot cheer from ils pages ere we enler on
"llie crowding duties and quel ions of the
tlay; "wo close our weary eyes with
thankful hearts un'o him who giveth us
"jtn;s in the nigh'." Sabbath school
s ii'iy, for ourselves and others, brings the
Bible into still moro frequent uso, and
cills for llio constantly inci easing helps
that cluster around it.
No department in church or slate, in
social life or home economy, attempts to
carry on its work to-day without a litera
ture of its own.
The managers of the woman's Christian
temperance union havo been quick to foe
llio necessity of such help, and the depart
ment of literature offers a large and varied
assortment in supply of demands. Careful
study has taught Ihat one leaflet wisely
Kcd is better than a drum scattered
indiscriminately. Recall, in proof of thh,
one of llie plans so successfully executed
by the clear sighted women of Iowa. Fivo
thousand "amendment registci" books
wire pi ced in llio hands of temperance
women. Eicii woman receiving ono was
expected lo "interview" all iho voters in
her seelion, and to recjr.l each man's
name, with hu "Yes" or "No" for the
amendment opposite. In uldition to this,
when a "No ' was received, slio was to
learn his leasous for tho answer given,
and classify these re-nous upon ptges left
lor memoranda. For example, if one said
ho wan'ed liqu r, and meant to have it,
llie ol jeetioii was entered under t e h;a I
of "A ;" il another thought the matter di I
not properly belong in tho conslitm ion,
his answer enl down as "15. " When
ihesa books were collected, the nature of
the opposition In any loc.ili'y was seen at
a glance; an I a judicious selection ol lit
erature was m ide and sent.
Can wo not, in our temperaiice work,
feel more carefully than heretofore thu
pulse of tho body politic, and choose our
remedies to still the symptoms manifested?
Is cider the curse of your community?
Place tracts on cider in every house. At
the end of a Wf ekcolieetihe.se, and supply
their places with o hers, using Hie first i
another section tf the town; linis making
them do continuous du'y.
Is bier stupefying the bruins of your
young men, and alas that it .-hoiild ever
be sol poisoning your young mothers,
and dooming iheir little ones? Make a
vigorous crusade against it by the use of
tho "Readings on Beer'' furnished by the
literary department of the woman's
Chiistian temperance union.
Another wheel coy-nalo with that of
literature is the power of the newspaper.
Many a man ami this means many a
voter, remember w ho perhaps would not
subscribo for n temperance slice', r take
time to read a tract on the subj et, will
pour over his weekly "Times." "Journal,"
or "Gazelle," reading it from begiuning lo
end, temperance nnd all.
Bright, even among Iho galaxy of
glittering wheels that are --lifted up" with
tbe "living creature," is one bearing tho
words of the German philosopher, "I lovo
God and litile children." It has a triple
band, inscribed "For God and Homo and
Native Land."
The men and women of to morrow
those with whom we must leave all that
which is now our glory and our pride,
those in whoso charge our fatherland will
become jot moro powerful and rcloved,
or sink into degradation nnd death these
are m our schools to day. Shall they got
all tho information acquired concerning
tho curso ot drink by the hnp-hnz no
chances of such reading nnd bearing as
may enter Into their crowded school lifer
or, with wiso foresight, shall the safeguard
of knowledge be given them, through an
intelligent, careful teaching of tho facts of
science on this subject, by means of their
schools? Tho remedy is so eminently a
sensible ono, that it seems ns if but one
answer could bo given to iho question.
God grant that we, as women ot Ainoric: ,
givo wiso hood to these oncircling nnd
oneiroid! wheels. God tpen our cyos to
seo shove our bonds "tho likeness of a
throne," and tho "brightness round nbotit,
as the appearance of tho bow that ii In the
cloud in tho day of rain." Well may wo
fall upon our taccs before it, ler it is tho
appearance ot the likeness of tho dory
of tho Lord." ISy Alice M. Guernsey.
Uow TO Leakn. Novor forget what n
man has said to you when ho was angry.
If ho has charged yon wilh anything, you
had bolter look it up. A person has often
boon stnrtlod from a pleasant droatn of
self-deception by tho words of nil angry
man, who may wish bis words unsaid tbo
next hour, but they aro past recall. Tho
wisest course is to tako homo ibis lesson,
with meekness, to our souls. It was a
wiso savin" of Socrates, that every man
had need of a faithful friend nnd a hitler
enemy ; tho ono to advise, and the other lo
show him his faults.

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