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High Mass and Sermon and Benediction at Pilot Knob Catholic Church at 10:30 o'clock a. M. Sunday School for children at 1:30 o'clock p. M. M. E. Church, Cor." Reynolds and Mountain Streets, J. II. Hurley, Pastor. Residence: Ironton. Services the second and fourth Sunday of eash month at II a. M. and 7 P. M. Sunday School ):30 a. h. Class Meeting Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock Prayer Meeting Thursday evening. All are invited. M. E. Church, South, Fort Hill, between Ironton and Arcadia. Rev. J. M. GVrLiND, Pastor. Services every Sun dy, t 1 1 a. M and 7 P. M. Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening, 7 o'clock. Sab bath School at 9:30a.M. Ba.pti3T Church, Madison street, near Knob street, F. M. Shoush, Pastor. Residence Ironton. Preaching on every Saturday before the first Sunday of each month at 2:30 p. M. and on the first and third guftdays at 11 a. m. Sunday School every Sunday at 9:30 a. m. and Prayer Meeting every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p. M. Presbyterian Church, cor. 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Irontoh Encampment, No. 29, 1 O O meets on the fir9t and third Thurs iayeyennga of every month in Odd-Fel lows' Hall, corner Mam and Madison streets O.D. Marks, C P. I. T. Baldwin. Scribe Star of thk West Lodge, No. 133, A F & A. M., meets in Masonic Hall, corner Kain and Madison streets, on Saturday of or preceding iuii moon. ""r-t M A. P. Vance, Secretary. MlDIAN CHAPTER, No. 7 , R. A., ,t -t the Masonic Hall on the first and each month, at 7 P.M. r . P. AKK. M. A. H. P. W. It. Edgar, Secre t a V VALLET AjODUIS. XHU. OIU, V TLT C.A irvranTs op Honor, meet In Odd-Fellows' Hall every alternate i f t' T il .v rrij r io a Marshall. KeDorter iMZr w - WiaTPttv Star IiOPaK. No. 62, A F. & A. M. (colored), meets on the second 3aturday of eacn montn. IRON POST, No. 346, G. A. K meets the 2d and 4th Saturdays of each monthat 2 p. m. FRANZ DINGER, P. C. C. B. PCK, AdJ't. TonvTnv HaP. ISO. 60. BOnS OI Veterans meets every 1st and 3d Saturday evening. eaci monin, anu u. eveomz rordrui. wt C. R. 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There's lots o fun in livin' in the country all aroun', When the frost is in the furrow an' the green is turnin' brown ; When tbe days are cool and crispy, an the nights have brighter stars, WTith a tinkle, tinkle o' the bells across the pasture bars. No use in wish in' While the weather's fine for fishin' ; No use in sighin' When the patridges are flyin' ; There's fish that's for the ketchin', An' deer hides needin' stretchin' An' honey for the fetchin' Every day! There's lots o' fun in livin' when the woods are full o' haze, An' you hear the fiddle singin where the cabin fires blaze; When the girls are candy-pullin' an' they've robbed the honey bees, An' you're dancin' when you want to, an' you're sparkin' when you please. No use in grievin When the girls are so believin' ; No use in pinin' When the eyes o' love are shinin' ; There's cider for the makin' An' hick'rynuts for shakin' ; An' sweethearts for the takin' Every day! Oh, the wbirrin' o' the patridge an' the boundin' o' the buck; The treein' o' the 'possum an' the rabbit's foot for luck ! The barkin' o' the squirrels on the oak an' hick'ry trees You strike 'em when you want to an' you ketch 'em when you please! No use in wishin' When the weather's fine for fishin' ; No use in runnin' When there's game enough for gunnin ; Milk an' honey flowin' Hunter's horn a-blowin'; Dont care if it's snowin' Every day ! F. L. S. A Dream-Tour Through, the Armi nian Heaven. After several hours conversation with an Arminian upon tbe subject of salvation and heaven, I fell into a deep musing, my fancy took possession of me and flew away, and ere I was aware I was set down within the golden gates of tbe "Land of the Blessed." No sooner did my imagination realize my whereabouts than I set about to ex plore the long sought country. One of the first things that attracted my attention was a great throng of lit tle children playing with the angels along the brink of a beautiful river. I immediately turned toward the happy company, and as I approached them they gathered about me in happy groups. I asked them from whence they came, and who brought them there. One of them, assuming the role of spokesman for tho others, ans wered: "O, sir, we were all born in a world far below this, where all who are born must one day die. We were fortunate enough to die while we were yet in a state of innocent purity; be fore we grew up and became contami nated with sin. As soon as we were dead were carried away by the holy angels to this bright, beautiful world. Here we shall never die, but shall live on and on forever. Do you not think, that we were blessed, indeed, to die in infancy, and so escape all the evils of a wicked world and all the uncertain is sues of a sinful life?" When the child had finished his story, I asked: "Is there not one here who is called Jesus, whom those that enter here - adore, and love, and praise?" "I have heard," responded the child, "that there is such a person somewhere here, but we have never seen him yet. You know we do not have to praise him, for he did not bring us here. I have heard that those who were sinners love and praise him, but we were not sin ners, you know." These words began to fill me with strange forebodings; a feeling of dissatisfaction entered my heart. I turned and went away. I had not gone far when I saw a great procession in motion; the company was composed of half grown children and young people. They were all in a great glee, displaying banners, and 6inging to th6 clang of several differ ent kindszof instruments, "The Sun day School Army is Marching." The procession was coming toward me, so I 6tepped aside to let them pass. I stood and gazed and wondered. At last I beckoned one who seemed to be of more than ordinary rank among them, and began to inquire concerning the passing crowd. "That," said he, in reply, "is the Sunday School army celebrating the triumphs of the Sun day School on earth. All those in the procession were saved through the Sunday School. They say that if there had never been a Sunday School on earth they would never been in heav en. Their teachers there taught them to be good, so when they died God had to let them come here, because they had been good, you see." When TRUTH: the lad had ceased speaking, his eyes still sparkling with enthusiasm over the triumphs of the Sunday School, I asked, "Is there not a person called Jesus whom men praise for all the blessings of this place?" "O, yes sir," he answered, "there is such a person here somewhere, but he is not entitled to much praise from us; they say he did die once on earth, but that would never have saved us if we had not been good, and we would not have been good if we had not gone to Sunday School. So look at it as you may, sir, it was the Sunday School that saved us. So we do not praise him, we praise the bridge that carried us over." The procession had by this time pass ed far into tbe distance, the fluttering banners had almost disappeared from view, and the last echo of the words, "The Sunday School Army is March ing," was dying upon the breeze. The feelings of dissatisfaction which came over me after my interview with the infants had increasod continually, until now they were grown into an in tolerable burden. I now turned to my right and ascended a little hill; upon reaching the summit, I discovered hid den away in a secluded place a curious little temple, such as the traveler is likely to come upon in the country districts of India. Within the temple a number of people were kneeling be fore two shrines, all kindled with the most ardent and self-sacrificing devo tion.. Upon inquiry I found that one of the shrines contained simply a small American coin, and the other a few leaflets of paper; these constituted the supreme object of the worshipers' praise. I stood for awhile in sore amazement; my heart wasted away under a deadening thrill of hopes blighted. Idolatry and idolators in heaven! In my madness of despair I touch one of the company and asked him who they were, where they came from and the meaning ot their strange devotion. All this time the worship ers were kneeling around both shrines, some kissing the coin, others pressing the little leaves of paper to their bos soms, and all muttering vows and chanting their wild, wierd hymns of praise. In reply to my inquiry the man said, "We are Hindoos and have lately arrived from India. Some of us worship at the 'shrine of the coin,' be cause we are sure that if it had not been for American money we would never have been here. We have pre served here in this shrine the first coin ever contributed toward saving men from torment; the very identical pen ny, sir. Those whom you saw cross ing the little bits of paper at the other altar were cherishing the instruments which brought them here. These bits of paper, held 60 sacred by them, are called by the English speaking people, tracts. They were furnished by the American Tract Society. Those who taught us in India told us that we would praise God through Christ when we should live here, but then they said that without the money and the bits of paper we never would have heard of this place, and consequently we never could have come here. Our motto in the world from whence we came, sir. was: "Honor to whom hon or is due,' and we have had no cause to change it since coming here, so we built a temple upon this hill, as it was our custom in India, and yield our selves to the undivided honor and praise of the power that saved us." I slowly descended the hill on the opposite side from where I had ascend ed. I at length found myself in the midst of a most charming, luxuriant valley. Tbe place was filled with the music of flowing waters, the smell of ripening fruits and the fragrance of blooming flowers. My feelings were soothed and quieted by the sweetness of the place. I unconsciously dropped into a reverie which was soon broken by coming suddenly upon a small, select group of men and women. They carried an air of culture and refine ment, and seemed to be keeping aloof from the general throng of inhabitants. Their small appearance and aristocra tic hehavior awakened within me a curiosity to hear their story. I ap proached them very respectfully and after a polite apology for my intrusion I made bold to ask them who they were, and how they gained admission there. One of their company volun teered to unfold the following short but suggestive account of their good fortuoe: "Before we came here," "we lived in tbe world. There we belonged to the "elite, to the upper four hundred We are about the first of our station in life that ever came here. For a long time all the preach ers on earin were uare, isu"i illiterate men. Their clothes were coarse, their manners uncultured and rude, and their language awkward and unpolished, and indeed, sir, they were altogether such as were repulsive to well bred ladies and gentlemen. - b TEBHS-f 1.60 a Tear, in Advance NUMBER 21. They could obtain no entrance into so- i ciety; they could have no influence with the rich, the noble and the wise. In consequence of this fatal deficiency in the ministry very few people, if any at all, were saved from among the up per class. But by and bv, some good men set about to remedy this lamenta ble defect, to remove this deplorable impediment, to roll away this disas trous stumbling-stone. They raised money and endowed colleges and the ological seminaries wherein men might obtain a polite ministerial education, and thus be qualified to stand before cultured society. Through this means ministers soon gained abundant en trance into the most refined circles and began at once to wield an influ ence over the highest walks of lile. In this way the door of good works was opened to us, so you plainly see that it was through the enterprise of these good, far-teeing men, that we were started on the way to this place." When he had finished speaking I said, "But what about the man Christ Jesus? pray tell me something about him. He is the object of my search here, but he appears to be but little known r altogether a stranger." "O yes, sir," he answered, "we heard of him before we came here, but we have not seen him since our arrival; indeed we have had no particular desire to see him, for he is of very little concern to us. We would much rather 6ee some of the good men through whose in strumentality we were brought here, that we might express our sincere thanks and lasting obligations to them; for we are certain that to them belongs the honor of our salvation. The man Christ Jesus of whom you speak made nothing certain. He finished nothing. He went away and left the whole mat ter in the bands of a few ignorant, base, despised people. His whole scheme would have proven a failure if others had not taken it up and made something of it." Here he closed his speech, and I, feeling no affinity for such company, wandered onward. I next came upon a great company composed of people of all nations. They were full of zeal and enthusiasm. I at once recogdized that it was the missionary harvest from the foreign fields. Foremost in the throngs were the Burmese, displaying banners with Judson's name emblazoned in flaming colors. After these came Hawaians, Hindoos, Fijians, Persians, Japanese, with now and then a straggling China man; none of the last named however had died in America. High over all floated a prodigious flag bearing the inscription, written in all languages. "Long live the Amehican Board of Foreign Missions." Upon inquiry I found that this company embraced all who had ever reached heaven from heathen lands, except the small num ber worshiping in the little temple on top of the hill, before referred to. I also found out from an old resident that their arrival dated no further back than the beginning of mission work. Before this human machinery was put in operation the countless number of men and women dying in heathen lands all sank down into irretrievable destruction. There was no remedy for them. No preacher, consequently no salvation; no priest, consequently no Christ. I once more inquired con cerning Jesus the Savior of -sinnet s. They only laughed and said he was en titled to no praise from them, for he had done no more for them than he had for their ancestors and brethren who were now perishing in the per dition of the ungodly. They protested that they owed their salvation alone to the mission work, in carrying sal vation within their reach, and their own good judgment in appropriating it to their own advantage; they said that Christ alone had benefited them nothing. After "hearing this I stood for some time sick at heart. I was here a lone ly wanderer. O how I longed to re turn to earth again. There I had the fellowship and communion of saints, here I was a wretched outcast, no fel low, no companions, none to join with me in ascribing praise to God; even the Savior himself could not be found there. Dante's inferno, even to the seventh circle, would have been more desirable to me. I once more endeav ored to press forward, whither I knew not, and cared not, for I was now an aimless wanderer, a tramp in heaver, but I was soon confronted by another procession. The participants this time wore blue ribbons in their button holes and temperance badges upon the lapels of their coats. A tall man head ed the procession carrying a large flag inscribed to the W. C. T. U., of Amer ica. I soon discovered that it was the ransomed of the temperance societies holding high carnival to their great benefactors. Temperance lecturers, to tal abstinence societies and prohibi tionist worker of every description Bkgistxk's facilities for dolsfjAV workare unsurpassed in SoutheaatKlisoo i and we torn out the bestof work,suefcas POSTERS BILL-HEADS LETTER-HEADS statements; Envelopes, Cards Dodger PEJEFS, PAMPHLETS, ETC AT LOW PRICES; were there with samples of their work, in the persons of reformed drunkards whom thejUiad saved from destruction. I watched my opportunity, and seeking out one of the chief men, I asked, "Is Jesus of Nazareth in your procession." The answer came prompt and decisive, "He is not here." I ventured a little furthur and asked again, "What think ye of him, if peradventure you know him?" The roan responded, "He is not much respected by our societies. When he was in the world he was con sidered by our ancient brethren as a wine-bibber and a glutton. He even went so far as to attend a wedding among the lower class of people, and when the wine was exhausted and the guests all drunk he made them a new supply of yile stuff, right in the face of all respectable people who were la boring to suppress the manufacture, sale and use of the deadf ul poison ; and one of his chief apostles recommended the use of wine. So you see there is not much agreement between us and him, either in heaven or on easth, con sequently we are found very seldom, if ever, in each other's company. Many whom you see here were saved by tem perance workers fiotn drunkards1 graves and a drunkards' hell, which wouid have been their certain doom, had not the temperance cause super ceded the work and teaching of him you inauirefor." I had now seen enough of tbe place to desire no more of it, and was ready to sink in utter despair. In my en deavor to escape one thing unpleasant another would confront me; finally I came into an open court of the most elaborate and gorgeous fashion. This was called the "Place of Degrees." Here men were ranked according to the amount of good done by them, or the character which they had built. Some were on high seats, and some were on low ones, and some had no seats of honor at all. Some wore crowns gemmed with stars, some wore crowns without stars, and some had no crowns-'at all. Those on the high est seats had tbe most, the largest and the brightest 6tars in their crowns.and wore long, rich robes, of which they were exceedingly proud. Those on high seats looked with scorn upon all those below them, and those less pre ferred looked in envy upon those above them. I forgot my own discontent for a short time to muse upon the discontent manifested in the scene be fore me. I wondered if contentment, such as heaven should bring, was even an occasional guest in their hearts. - S - 1 4 1 f jveryimng appeared w uo eiacuj ni ter the fashion of earth, only upon a much more elaborate scale. The same love of glory and distinction, the same boasting over inferiors, the same envy against superiors, the same principle ot self-aggrandizement, in fact every thing that goes to make up the distinc tions, strife and dissentions among men on earth, every principle that be gets and nourishes religious fraud, dis sembling and knavery, was ripe and luxuriant there. All the imperfections and base deceptions of earth had rip ened in the skies. The whole place was as completely given to idolatry as Athens of old, which stirred the spirit within the holy apostle. Then came the dreadful thought of spending etern ity there. 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