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BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1887. VOLUME XXXIj^lsroTsT 4
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Christian Neighbor.
BY KKV. SIIH II. BKOH.VE,
Or the Carolina ConferenceA
Great I.eMNOii?I'aiil Learned It.
In the Kpistle to tlie Phillipians
asys : "I have learned, in whatever statu
I am, therewith to l>e content. I know
botli how to be abased, anil I know how
to abonml: everywhere and in all things
I am instructed both to be full and to be
hungry, both to abound and to suffer:
T can do all things through Christ I
which strengthened me."
With men who lmvo too little of the
spirit of Christ it is easy and agreeable
"to abound," "to bo full"?to go up. But
"to be aliased," "to be hungry" "to suffer
need"?to coinc down?they find hard
and disagreeable. They could see "duty"
and a "providence" in going up but nothing
of the sort in coming down. Tliey
can readily learn the lesson of ascending
and keep "right side up," but the counterpart?the
lesson of descending?is
strange and mysterious, as "hard to be
understood" as "some things" that Peter
says Paul wrote In his epistles.
To learn how to be equally content
abased or abounding, full or hungry,
wanting nothing or suffering need, can
be "learned" only from Christ who,
though ho was rich for our sakes became
poor, that we throug^i his poverty might
be rich. Paul had learned this lesson so
perfectly that he was bold to say: "I can
do all thiDgs through Christ which
strengthened me."
Fulness and need are extremeness of
temptation. Agur prayed to be led by
"convenient" food that he might escape
the danger on either hand. Paul being
crucified unto the world and the world
unto him, he was indifferent as to the
state in which faithfulnesa to Christ
might place him ; his sole purpose being
* to glorify God in his body and spirit by
the manifestation of the life of Jesus in
his mortal flesh.
What a flood of contentment would
come oyer the world if instead of receiving
honor one of another men would
seek the honor that comes from God only.
Few men are aware of the great hindrance
to a saving and living faith in
Christ lies in "receiving honor one of an
oiner." so incouijiauuie is mo wmui
which comes from men with that which
comes from God, that Jesus said to certain
: "Hew can yo believe, which receive
honor one of another, anil seek not
the honor that comcth from God only ?"
Let a man seek the honor that comes
from God?seek until he receive it?and
henceforth let him set the Lord before
him in all his ways. Then let the men of
the world, if they choose, givo honor to
the godly man; but if they choose to
withhold their honor from him he is content?either
way.
When disciples and ministers aro as
willing to do hard work and, perchance,
suffer need?to come from high to lowas
they are to seek preeminence and fulness
they will have learned the great lesson
of contentment and will glory in the
ability to do all things through Christ.
Those Battle Flag**.
It seems that the order of President
Cleveland to return to their original
owners those flags of the Confederate
forces, which fell into the hands of the
Federals during the war without authority.
This fact, together with the opposi,
tion which it has called forth from the
Northern soldiers, has induced the President
to rovoke the order, so these relics
of war and sad mementoes of the bloodshed
and slaughter of the late "unpleasantness"
will orobablv remain where
they are for the present, and perhaps it is
as well that they should. The sad occasion
that called them into existent has
passed away and it is to be hoped may
never return. They have been furled
and laid away, and let, them remain so
forever. Our brave men fought under
them in time of war, and it would be
the height of folly for us to renew the
strife over them in time ol'peace. Gen.
T. L. Rossa, of Virginia Is in favor of
sending all these relics of the war to
Washington, and there make a big bonfire
of them, and we think it would be
about the be9t use they could bo put to.
Let them rest in the grave of what ought
to be the dead and buried past, and may
their sleep be that which knows no waking.
Wo can honor the patriots who fell
in the deadly strife without otherwise
perpetuating the memories of the war, or
commending the occasion which demanded
the sacrifice. If the thing could have
been carried out in accordance with the
original proposition, quietly and with
the consent of all parties, it might have
been taken as an omen of returning
peace and concord between the sections
and in that much might not have been
objectionable, but the indications are that
the effect will rather tend to widen the
breach and open the wounds which time
and peace should long since have healed.
Father NcGlynii?Romanlmn.
The Pope of Romo and some of his
propagandists in American find it hard to
manage Father McGlynn who, if what is
printed is trne, is kicking out of the Vatican.
The lastest from Mr. McGlynn is that i
t? --- !..? XT V !
?ivou iiy an uiitri vionci in uunaiu,
He represented his case as that of a man
who had been sentenced, being forced to
appeal, without any idea but that the result
was a foregone conclusion, and that
he would be snubbed and insulted by
the Propaganda. He characterized the
Church in Rome as a "Iiomish machine,"
and concluded as follows :
"The enginers of the machine, who are
profitting by its power and emoluments,
are really laughing in their sleeves at us
for our exoessivesubmissiveness to their
power and for excessive generosity in
contributing Peter's pence to the support
of a whole army of lackeys and flunkies,
both lay and clerical, who surround the
Pope with a barbaric pomp scarely
equalled by that of any imperial despot
court."
The office of the Keouee Courier,
IValhalla.S. C. with a numbea of other
buildings was burned out June 21, loss
97,500. The fire was incendiary and the
cri m s
Female College Commencement.
The pleasant commencement exercises
of the Columbia Female College for 1M87
are at an end. They were opened with a
sermon on Sunday morning by Rev. A.
Coke Smith on the text, "Offer the Sacrifices
of righteousness and put your trust
in the Lord; I's. iv, 5. It is spoken of
as an admirable sermon. At the evening
hour tho young ladies Missionary Society
was addressed by Rev. R. D. Smart, P.
I TP rWaui.,.,,,,
I"J.f VI VUI\C.-iUU 1 ? 1/IObl 1V.U
On Monday morning the anniversary
of the two literary societies was celebrated.
Miss Ella Fairry delivered the valedictory
of the Wightman Society and
Miss Mary McGhee that of the Willard
Society. The anniversary essay before
the Alumnae Association was read by
Miss Mary Yeargin. The work of each
of these young ladies was highly praised.
At 9 p. m., seven members of the graduating
class read their essays. There <
were nine in all, one was excused on account
of recent affliction, and the class
valedictorian read hers the following ^
morning. The young ladies showed j
careful training in elocution. Delightful
music was interspersed. The closing exercises
were had Tuesday morning.
Prof. T. C. Woodward, of Wofford Col- j
lege, made an rfble and practical address j
to the young ladies of the Societies. An ]
admirable essay, the class valedictory,
1 i? *? ;? TT.I mu..? 1
was reau uy iuiss ricieu miuvuc. j.nuo j
closed another year of prosperity for thi9 1
excollont institution. J. L. S. ^
j i j
WofTord Commencement.
The exercises of this occasion were
opened with an able sermon Sunday l
morning by Rev. Dr. A. G. Haygood. 1
Bishop Duncan preacned before the Col- 1
lege Y. M. C. A., at the evening hour.
The Hon. John II. Hemphill delivered t
the address before rhe literary society ]
on Tuesday. <
Seven young gentlemen were graduat- 1
ed. The medal offered by the Preston 4
Society for the best sjfeaker at the annual (
debate was awarded to Mr. Giles L. Wil- t
son. For the best essay by one of its ]
members, the prize was won by Mr. P. (
F. Kilgo. The prizes of the Calhoun 1
Society wore borne off by Mr. E. D. 4
Smith, best speaker, and Mr. J. Le G. '
Easterliug, best essayist. ,
In the delivery of the diplomas Dr. (
Carlisle made the shortest baccalaureate i
address on record : "It is required of
College graduate that a man be found 1
faithful."
The Doctor has been quite sick recently,
and was still feeble during tho commencement.
We hope he may be soon
liimselt again. And may tho Methodists
of our State cheer his heart by an enlarg- ]
ed patronage of the useful institution of J
which he is the honored head. J. L. S. y
Tlie American Pence Society Annual ,
Meeting-.' ,
The Fifty-ninth Annual Meeting was (
called to order Monday, May 22, at 2.30 .
p. in., bv the President, Hon. E. S. j
Tobev. tfev. II. C. Dunham led in prayer.
Rev. D. S. Colea was chosen Secro- *
tary pro (cm. Rev. Daniel Richards read s
the record of tho previous meeting which S
was approved. Rev. R. B. Howard, Corre- a
sponding Secretary, read tho Directors' (
annual report. Rev. W. M. Cornells, D. j
I)., moved its acceptance. His remrrks l
were followed by addresses from Mr. E. ,
D. Draper, Rev.*II. C. Dunham, Rev. J, t
S. Cogswell of N. 11., Rov. C. B. Smith j
and Dr. Bland of Washington.
I.ETTKRS ADDRESSED TO ANNUA!. MEET- (
INO.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 20, 1887. \
To the Officers anil Members of the American
Peace Society.
Esteemed Co-laborers?1The Universal s
Peace Union sends greeting to you on
your annual meeting.
Your noble work is highly appreciated. ,
Your Secretary's visits to xis and his la- 1
bors in our meetings have been exceed- }
ingly gratifying. We have filled many of
your petitions to Congress. We believe J
the present pacific condition of the world
is due to the efforts of the friends of 1
Peace.
Arbitration is most popular and poten- f
tial work of the age.
Respectfully, Alfred II. Love.
Presiuentof the Universal Peace Union,
President's office, 219 Chestnut St.
Columbia, S. C., May 18. 1887.
To the American Peace Society in An- {
nual Meeting, May 23, 1887.
Dear Brethre%?It would be a pleasure ?
and doubtless a profitalso to mo to attend 1
the Annual Meeting; but on account of )
the distance, and the continual press of j
-? '! '*? An T f ItO /"!? % i rtTT 1
11uii1u uuuci3 a mini ivlcgw blio \7lijwjr- 1
ment of such privilege. 1
I trust that our prayers may meet and ,
unite at the throne of grace, "and "avail (
much" in behalf of the Cause of Christ?
"On earth peace, good will toward men."
The God of pence favor the meeting
with his presence, and affix his approval
to the deliberations of the Society.
Your friend and brother.
Sidi II. Bkowne.
Iowa College, Grinnell, Ia., May i
20, 1887, a. d. rkv. r. b. howard, ~ ,
Secretary American reace Society. ,
Dear Brother?It is quite impossible
for me to be at Boston next week, as I '
gladly would be, to attend your anniver- <
sary. <
But I never felt more interest in the s
work of the Society and the cause of j
Peace than now. There may have been j
relatively more need of effort to prevent j
international war than in our times, but j
our progress in other respects towards
"the good time coming," only emphasizes
the importance of a stable and con troll- J
ing public opinion that shall render it J
impossible for "Christian nations," so '
called, ever to attempt to settle their I
difficulties by mutual blood-sheddine, ]
Yours ever, Geo. F. Magoitn. |
Philadelphia. 5tli mo.. 1887. I
I read Mary Eliz. Blake's late peace
tract, "The Coming Reform," with inter
est, it being an able composition, and to ,
be especially commended to the editors j
of religious, and secular papers on both ]
sides of the St. Lawrence and the great
lakes. Unfortunately, the dispute over !
the fishers matter had scarcely subsibod,
when the agitator O'Brien appears, with
promise of serious politico-religious i
troubles as a result. Thy friend,
Josiaii W. Leeds.
Levi K. Joslin, of the Radical Peace
Society of Providence, R. L, kindly
writes as follows"I have a profound
appreciation of your work for Peace. As
a former of public opinion, you present
the cause of universal man. Greater
than a ruler is he that serves. I shall be
unable to attend your annual meeting,
but hope to hear you at the fall"?in New
York and Connecticut.
In fourteen years 700 Protestant chapels
have been built in Madagascar, making
the number 1,200. There are 8,000
Protestant communicants, and all the
Churches are self-supporting. The Queen
recently attended the opening of two
Christian churches at Amnokimanga.
C O M M 0 N S.
Tennyson Sings Sweetly.
"Fur woman is not undeveloped man,
But diverse. Could we make tier as the man,
Sweet love were slain, wbose dearest bond Is
tills?
Not like to like, but like In difference.
Yet iu tiio long years lllier must they grow?
The man be more of womnn, she of mnii:
Me grow in sweetness and In moral height,
Nor lose the wrestling thews that throw the
wun u;
Hhe mentu 1 breadth, nor fail in chlldward
cure,
Till at the last she set herself to man
Like perfect music unto noble words."
Knew 1 lie Queen.
It is saul that the Queen is a most
considerate visitor, always being
pleased with whatever is done for her;
but sometimes, from her fondness for
going about in the country, especially
in Scotland, with almost no special attendant,
awkward or amusing incidents
occur.
On one occasion, while staying at
the house of a Scotch nobleman, she
was walking about the park with only
the Princess Beatrice, and eucounteringanold
woman, entered into conversation
with her.
The dame asked her almost at once
whether she had seen Her Majesty,
md on the Queen's replying, "Yes, I
see her every morning before breakfast,"
the old woman inquired eagerly
:
"O, but is she as good-looking as she
looks in the prints I used to see of her
kvnen I was younger v
The Queen laughed, aud replied that
Fler Majesty was rather flattered in
:ier pictures; and the woman again
arged her to say what she looked like.
'" Well," said the Queen, still much
imused. "she aud I are said to look bo
wuch alike you would hardly know us
ipart."
"Well you are not so very ill-favor- (
;d yourself," was the dame's considerite
answer, which so entertained Her
Majesty that she bade the woman
:ome to the castle that afternoon, .
promising her that she should not only (
?ee but speak to the Queen herself. .
The sequel may be imagined. Dressed
fn her very best the old Scotch wo?an
presented herself at Castle ,
R at the appointed time, was
jonducted through endless corridors, .
md up and down, to a room in which, .
soon after she entered, the Queen ap- <
peared.
"Eh! so you are here, too!" the old |
voman exclaimed ; but almost immeliately
it was made known to her in
viiose presence sue was standing, as
nay be inferred, the visit resulted in
nucli profit to the good woman and
jonsiderable amusement to the Queen I
ind Princess Beatrice.
Ho Wouldn't Shake His Head.
It is said that when Uncle Simon i
Peter Richardson was 011 the Rome
District his righteous soul was greatly i
vexed over a want of liberality on the
lart of some of the brethren, and of <
>ne brother in particular. This individual
was a prominent member of his
ihurch, sat regularly in "the amen 1
iorner," made fifty bags of cotton a
fear, and gave ten dollars quarterage.
3e was much given to responses and |
indorsement of the nreacher. as the
lermon proceeded, by nodding and 1
ihaking his head, suited to the charicter
of the remark. The wise and
sourageous preacher determined to set
i trap for him, and, if possible, to
>reak throuirh the hard shell of his
mrrowness into his conscience. The
lermon was one of Uncle Simon's
>est. When he had reached "white
leat," he turned around to the amen
sorner with a series of questions:
"Brethren, do you think a man who
vould lie has got any religion ?"
The brother shook his head.
"Do you think a man who would
iteal has got any religion ?"
The brother shook his head.
"Do you think a man who would
lold back from his fellow-man that
vhich justly belonged to him, because
t was in his power to do so, has got ,
toy religion ?"
The brother, greatly moved, shook
lis head with emphasis.
"Do you think a man who makes
iffy bags of cotton a year, and only j
lays ten dollars quarterage, has got
my religion ?"
The brother sat like a statue.
He was fairly in the net. Uncle Si- !
... ?i.j. ??x.,aUA/1
nun, wim uis eyes sinning,
)ack one sleeve, and throwing np hi9
irm at full length, with the palm of
lis hand turned in threatening towards
his victim, cried, with his voice 1
it its highest pitch: "Shake your
lead, brother! Shake your head,
>rother! Iiutif you won't say it, I 1
ivill?a man who makes fifty bags of '
:otton a year, and only pays ten dol? '
ars quarterage, has got no religion !" 1
A Born Lady.
An aged truckman bent under the
weight of a big roll of carpet. His
jale-liook fell from his hand and .
jounded into the gutter out of reaoli.
rwenty idle clerks and salesmen saw
:he old man's predicament, and smiljd
at his look of bewilderment. No
>ne ventured to help him. A fashionibly-dressed
young woman came
ilong, took in the situation ata glance,
ind, without looking to the right or
left, stepped into the gutter, picked up
the hook in her dainty, gloved fingers,
ind handed it to the man with a pleasint
smile. The idlers lookod at* each
Dther and at the fair young woman,
riie old truckman, in a violent effort
to express his thanks politely, lost ms
hat. It rolled iuto the gutter where
the hook had been. This was almost
too much for any woman, young or
past young, but this New York gill
svas equal to the occasion. Into the
gutter she tripped again and got the
soiled hat. When she handed it to
the truckman a happy smile was seen
to play about her lips. "God bless ye,
Miss," the old man said, as the fair
maiden turned her back on the idlers
and went on her way.
John Locke remarked, "All the entertainment
and talk of history is of
nothing almost but fighting and killing,
and the honor and renown which
are bestowed on conquerers? who for
the moat part were mere butchers of
mankind? misled growing youth, who
by these means come to think slaughter
the most laudable business of mani-j?l
41*** mnof V?orr?in nf vlvfiiPQ."
KII1U ttliu UIO UJVOl ?viv?w v? .
It is the hand of God that weaves
the pattern which He requires in the
web of noble lives; and thus even by
those dispensations which seem most
afflictive, He is preparing us so that
we may best do His work, which is
and ought to be our own.
The Quaker's Way.
William Savery, an eminent preach'
er among the Quakers, was a tanner
by trade, and was known by all as
"one who walked humbly with fiod."
One night a quantity of hides wen:
stolen from his tannery; and he hail
reason to believe that the thief was n
quarrelsome, drunken neighbor whom
1 shall call John Smith. The next
week, the following advertisement appeared
in the country newspaper:
"Whoever stole a quantity of hides
on the fifth of this month is hereby
informed that the owner has a sincere
wish to he his friend. If poverty
tempted him to thi3 false step, the
owner will keep the whole transaction
secret, aud will gladly put him in the
way of obtaining money by means
more likely to bring him peace of
mind."
This singular advertisement attracted
much attention; but the culprit
alone knew who had made the kind
offer. When he read it, his heart
melted within him, and he wrs filled
with sorrow for what he had done. A
few nights afterward, as the tanner's
family were about retiring to rest,
they heard a timid knock ; and, when
the door wa^opened, there stood John
Smith, with a load of hides on his
shoulder. Without looking up, he
said, "I have brought these back, Mr.
Savery; where shall I put them ?" *
"Wait till I get a lantern, and I will
go to the barn with thee," he replied.
"Then perhaps thou wilt come in, and
tell me how this happened. We will
see what can be done for thee."
As soon as they were gone out, his
wife prepared some hot coffee, and
placed some pies and meat on the table.
When they returned from the
barn, she said: "Neighbor Smith, I
thought some hot supper would be
good for thee."
He turned his back toward her, and
did not speak. After leaning against
the fire-place in silence a few moments,
he said in a choken voice: "It
is the first time I ever stole any thing,
and I have felt very bad about it. I
am sure x aiairc once uiiuk mai j
should ever come to what I am. But
I took to drinking and then to quarreling.
Since I began to go down-hill,
everybody gives me a kick. You are
the first man that has ever offered me
a helping hand. My wife is sickly,
and my children starving. You have
sent them many a meal. God bless
you! Yet I stole the hides. But I
tell you the truth when I say it is the
first time I was ever a thief."
"Let it he the last time, my friend,"
replied William Savery. "The secret
lies, still between us. Thou art still
young, and it is in thy power to make
up for lost time. Promise me that
Lhou wilt not drink any intoxicating
liquor for a year, and I will employ
thee to-morrow on eood wanes. The
little boy can pick up stones. ~ But eat
a bit now, and drink some hot cofl'ee;
perhaps it will keep thee from craving
anything stronger to-night. Doubtless,
thou wilt find it hard to abstain
at lirat; but keep up a brave heart for
the sake of thy wife and children, and
it will soon become easy. When thou
hast need of coffee, tell Mary, and she
will give it thee."
The poor follow tried to eat and
drink; but the food seemed to choke
him. After vainly trying to compose
his feelings, lie bowed his head on the
table and wept like a child. After a
while, he ate and drank, and his host
parted with him for the night with
the friendly words, "Try to do well,
John, ami thou wilt always find a
friend in me."
John entered into his employ the
next dry, and remained with him
many years?a sober, honest, and
steady man. The secret of the theft
was kept between them; but afler
John's death William Savery someLimes
told the story, to prove that evil
might be overcome with good.
Writing Letters.
\outh of both sexes may lea.'n from
the following extract how to do that
which many attempt and few do well.
We refer to the art of letter-waiting?
i "lost art," owing to postal cards and
newspapers, but which, when done at
all, should be so performed as to show
the writer to be a person of culture:
"As a rule, every letter, unless in
3Ulting in lis cnaracier, requires an answer.
To neglect to answer a letter,
when one i9 written to, is as uncivil as
to neglect to reply when spoken to.
"In the reply, acknowledge first the
receipt of the letter, mentioning its
date, and afterward consider all the
points requiring attention.
"If the letter is to be very brief,
commence sufficiently far from the top
of the page to give a nearly equal
amount of blank paper at the bottom
of the sheet when the letter is eniled.
"Should the matter in the letter continue
beyond the first page, it is well
to commence a letter above the middle
of the sheet, extending as far necessary
011 the other page.
"It is thought impolite to use a half
sheet of paper in formal letters. As a
matter of economy and convenience
for business purposes, however, it is
customary to nave tnecara or me Business
man printed at the ton of the
sheet, and a single leaf is used.
"In writing a letter, the answer to
which is of more benefit to yourself
than the person to whom you write,
be sure to enclose a postage stamp for
a reply.
"Letters should be as free from erasures,
interlineations, blots and postscripts
as possible. It is decidedly better
to copy the letters than to have
these appear.
"A letter of introduction and recommendation
should never be sealed, as
the bearer to whom it is given ought
to know the contents."
The sin we committed long ago is
not only laid up against us, but is
working out its natural effects in giving
us pain. We are therefore sufferers
from it, which, in one sense, is to
be regretted, but from another point of
view we are gainers, for the sting
keeps it in memory and urges us to repentance.
Through the whole of I ife's long way
Outward, In ward neeil we traceNeed
nrlBing day by tlay;
i?nt.if?ncr>. wisdom. RtrDnerth and srrace.
Needing Jesus most of all,
Full of need, on him we call;
Then how gracious his reply !?
"God shall all your need supply."
God giveth grace to tlie humble.
He pours it out pleutifully on humble
hearts. His sweet dews and showers
slide off the mountains, and fall on
the low valley of humble hearts, and
make (;litfn pleasant and fertile.
Thosie who excel in strength are not
most likely to show contempt of weakness.
HOUSE AND FARM.
I'ongli Handling* of Children.
The causes of joint diseases in cliild,
hood are frequently obscure, but this
much is certain, that the rough handling
which children receive at the
hands f>f ignorant parents or careless
nurses has much to do with the .matter.
Stand on any street corner and
nl.Jl.l HAM I.n twll.i.l
liwuuu jjwyv v;nnui til cii iuwhijui.
Here conies a woman with a threeyear-old
girl. She is walking twice as
fast as she should,' and the child is
over-exerting itself to keep pace.
Every time the child lags, the mother
gives it a sudden and unexpected
lurch which is enough to throw its
shoulder out, to say nothing of bruising
the delicate structure of the joints.
A gutter is reached. Instead of giving
the little toddler time to get over
it in its own- way, or properly lifting
it, the mother raises it from the ground
by one hand, its whole weight depending
from one upper extremity,* and ;
with a swing which twists the child's
body as far around as the joints will
permit it is landed, after a course of
iour or nve ieei uirougn me air, 011 me
other side.
Here is a girl twelve years old with 1
a baby of a year in her arms. The 1
babe sits 011 trie girl's arm without support
to its back. This would be a hard
enough position to maiutain were the
girl standing still, but she is walking
rapidly, and the little one has to gath- ,
er the entire strength of its muscular
system to adapt Itself to its changing ,
base of support, to say nothing of ad- |
justing its little body to sudden leaps j
and darts on the part of its wayward j
nurse. Sometimes during a sudden j
advance you will .see a part of the babe j
a foot in advance of its head and |
iwMvilr wViirtli Vtnva f a Kn Kr/Minrlif 11
11U1J1V, VIU.W UJ/ ,
by a powerful and sudden action of the 1
muscles of the trunk and neck. I
Probably not one child in one lain- ,
dred is properly handled. 1
Salt for Manure Piles.
Salt is one of the best materials to :
put on manure heaps in Winter. It 1
will keep them from freezing during '
very cold weather, and when it is 5
warmer will keep the heap moist and !
prevent fire-fanging. Salt in connec* 1
tion with carbonic acid gas is an excel- ]
lent solvent, and it is a good fertilizer !
for land containing a large amount of !
vegetable matter. Of course wlfere 1
salt is applied on manure piles it
should be where it will not be long exposed
to rains, as its power to make ,
fertilizers soluble will then cause loss.
But if the manure is to be at once i
drawn on the field there is little dan- !
ger from this, as the fertility will be
absorbed by the soil. '
<?< ,
Poisonous Machine Oil.?Take i
care how you let any machine oil or s
lubricator come in contact with a cut t
or scratch on your hand or arm, as se- <
rious blood poisoning may result. In .
the manufacture of some of these ma- I
chine oils fat from diseased and decom- i
posed animals is used. All physicians <
know how poisonous such matter is. I
The only safeguard is not to let any <
spot where tue BKin is oroKen, ue i
touched by any machine oil or lubricator.?Poucr.
Disteraber in a colt takes about three
weeks to run its course. All the medicinc
required is a slight dose of Epsom
salts?say four to six ounces?and
good nursing. Give warm bran
mashes, linseed or oatmeal gruel, keep
the animal warm, and rub the legs
with cloths dipped in hot water, a tablespoonful
of mustard in the water 1
would be beneficial if the legs seem to (
be weak and numb.
Remove the seeds and fill Inrge ,
green peppers with cooked tomato j
pulps and mixed mushrooms seasoned
with butter and salt, and bake in a hot
oven. They are very appetizing.
Equal parts of ammonia and turpen- 1
tine will take paint out of clothing, no i
matter how dry or hard it may bo. i
Saturate the spot two or three times, i
then wash out in soapsuds. {
If fowls are thirsty they will eat ?
snow and pieces of ice as well as drink I
from the vile gutter; but that is no '
reason for neglecting to provide them 1
with frpsh water. 1
There is more profit in ducks than '
chickens if one will take first-class 1
care of them in the way of feeding.
When clothes are scorched, remove
the stain by placing the garment 1
where the sun can shine on it. s
He'll Do. 1
In the autumn of 1830 a traveling !
book peddler, who afterward became '
a successful publisher and the head of :
a firm whose name is well known in 1
the United States to-day, came to the 1
door of a log cabin on a farm in East- (
ern Illinois and asked for the courtesy 1
of a night's lodging. There was no 1
near inn. The good wife was hospita- \
ble, but perplexed. She said, "We .
can feed your beast, but we can not
lodge you, unless you are willing to J
sleep with the hired man."
"Let's have a look at him first."
The woman pointed to the side of '
the house, where a lank, six-foot man, '
in ragged but clean clothes, was '
stretched on the grass reading. 1
"He'll do," said the stranger. "A
man who reads a book as hard as that
fellow seems to, has too much else to
think of besides my watch and small *
change.'*'
? - * ? a T <
The lnreu man w?a auiuhuiu jjiucoln
; and wlien ho was President, the '
two men met in Washington and (
laughed together over the story of (
their early rencontre.
I
It is only through our personal experiences
that we gain the power of .
sympathizing with others. We should |
never be able to feel another's pain, if
we had never felt a pain of our own. j
80 it is in all the trials of our fellows; ,
before we can enter into the feelings of '
one who is disappointed, or who is hu|
initiated, or who is bereaved, we must
ourselves sutter?neing tempted, or neing
disappointed, or being humiliated,
or being bereaved. It is hard to have
these trials for ourselves; but it is
good for others that we have and exercise
sympathy with those who are
called to such trials for themselves.
And as we cau never gain this power
except through these trials, let us find
a comfort in the thought that every
trial sent us is a call to added fitness
in the all-important ministry of loving
sympathy. When God afflicts ns
he honors us in order that we can honor
him by helping others who are afflicted.
Wlmt Others Say.
(Texas Advocatc.)
Rkmoious Wokldliness.?If
Methodism ambitious to benefit tht
world in this way? If not, let us cease
the ovil and growing habit of locking
up hundreds of thousands of dollar.'
in costly church buildings, erected
partly to God and partly to Mammon
and our own pride. The money sunk
in the splendid churches of some cities
that we might mention would have
put a decent and serviceable house ol
worship in every neglected street now
filled with profanity and reeking with
foulness. We know citv comrreea
tions in Methodism that in their desire
to outstrip their neighbors in this
matter of fine churches have bankrunted
themselves, and paid their
debts under the judgment of a court.
What influence in a community has a
church which in the effort to be finer
than its neighbors has contracted debts
which it cannot pay?debts that must
be collected by the sheriff? And when
able to pay, it is the Lord's money and
not ours, and we should use it to carry
the gospel to the Lord's poor. May
the Lord redeem us from the curse of
fine churches. May He lead us to
build only such houses as are suited to
the necessities of all. We had better
be in the open air than coffin the gospel
in some churches that we know.
(The Christian Lender.)
Simplicity With War.?When
3ne considers what a terrible thing
war is?how vast the sum of evils and
miseries of every description it implies;
and that its burdens and woes
Fall mostly on those who had no part
in fomenting it and no voice in declaring
it, he can scarcely command language
to express his abhorrence of
those persons who, f^om motives of
;elf-interest, supply incentives to war.
'If they have a war in Europe," on
the lips of an Americau business man,
may not be a bloodthirsty sentiment;
but if he keeps saying it because the
wish is father to the thought, and if
lie coolly proceeds to lay plans to profit
by the war, he is a moral accessory.
Editors that make much out of all
the little clouds that appear on the European
sky, and that prove with great
jkill the necessity of a war between
nations that should live in peace, may
imagine themselves engaged in legitimate
journalism.- But tojust men and
inef fJnrl oil annVi Mia ap niit*iAtio Ar
interested contributions to a great ca
[amity involve complicity in evil.
(Rev. T. L. Cuyler, D. D.)
One great purpose in all affliction is
:o bring us down to the everlasting
irms. What new strength and peace
it gives us to feel them underneath us!
We know that, far as we may have
?unk, we can not go any farther,
rhose mighty arms can not ouly hold
js; they can lift us up; they can carry
us along. Faith, in its essence, is
iimply a resting on the everlasting
irms. It is trusting them and not our
)wn weakness. The sublime act of
lesus as our Redeemer was to descend
X) the lowest depths of human depravity
and guilt and to bring up his releemed
ones from that horrible pit in
tiis loving arms. Faith is just the
Ringing to those arms and nothing
more.
(Holiton Methodist.)
Speaking of courtesy, did it ever ocjur
to "the reader that very few people
iverthank the Gospel minister for a
sermon that has encouraged, comfort}d
and inspired them ? The writer remembers
a saintly woman, now in
leaven, who used to come to him after
;he congregation was dismissed, with
:earsin her eyes, and say: "My broth;r,
I want to thank you for that ser11011?it
did me so much good." It
.vas 110 empty compliment. It will do
/our pastor good to be assured that his
sermons are helpful to you.
(Protestant Methodist.)
Tjie Dyspeptic Worm.?Don't
ive in your study. You may get the
eputation of being a book worm, but
nany people have a prejudice against
vorms. You may get the dyspepsia,
lud a dyspeptic '"'book worm" is the
liost offensive variety we know of. If
fou live in your study, your preaching
nay be bookish and monastic, but it
ivill lack the inspiration of real life,
ind you will lose your hold on the
jeople. Christ lived among the people
He would save.
One sign of personal superiority is a
ack of any consciousness of personal
superiority. He who says that he is
nore of a man than his immediate
Mlnii'a in nratfu onru fn lirnunlrti nth
IO J/. V.IVJ t" "
;rs to dift'er with him at that point,
[ndeed, lie is not unlikely to be alone
n his opinion, so far. It is much the
;anie in the matter of race, or sex, as
in that of other contrasts. The man
who insists that he is superior to an>tlier
man because he belongs to a
:ace which is superior to that man's,
nakes a point against his race superiority,
instead of for it, to begin with,
rhe other man would, again, only
liarm his case by making a counter
jlaim. It is always better to evidence
superiority without claiming ir, than
to claim superiority without evidencing
it. So, agaiu, if a man boldly
jlaiuishis superiority to woman, because
he is a man, he proves that he is
not manly, just as surely as a woman
proves that she is not womanly if she
boldly claims superiority over man on
s\f lmr wy Rnlnninn crnvp
me proof of his superiority in wislom
when he suggested the unwisdom
of self-praise. "Let another man
praise thee," he said, "and not thine
:>wn mouth ; a stranger, and not thine
awn mouth; a stranger, and not thine
)wn lips." Superiority is hopelessly
lust, as soon as it is found?by its owner.
How sad when (here is an unkind
treatment in the home by one member
toward another! The thoughtless
speeches and the wicked frowns may
be home without complaint, but th?>y
lire not unnoticed by the Eye (hat
looks down from above. The hook ot
i - ttri111 1111
recoru is lining uji rupiuijr ...... ....
kindnesses which will one day bring
an unspeakable grief to the heart.
Why compel the angel to write them ?
It matters not who may be the object
of their action, brother, sister, father,
mother, relative, friend, the spirit
ought to be superior to such meanDess.
We also acquire confidencc in God
by exercising confidence. It produces
itself, and multiplies itself while it
strengthens itself. Direct prayer for
the grace is likewise an obvious means
of its increase.
Never does a man betray his own
character more vividly than in the
mauner of portraying another.
SCHOOLS. I
i How to be Happy.
, Arc yon almost disgusted
With life, little man ?
' I will tell you ii wonderful trick
j That Will bring you conlcntment
I If any thing canDo
something for somebody, quick.
Do something for somebody, quick 1
Arc you awfully tired
I With piny, little girl?
Wt-nry, discouraged and sick?,
I'll tell you the loveliest !
Game in the worldDo
something for somebody, quick,
Do something for somebody, quick! '
Though ltralns like the rain
Of the flood, little man.
AnH IhA nlniina oro fnrKIHHlnw
You can make tbe hud shine
In your soul, lltlle manDo
something for somebody, quick;
Do something for somebody, quick !
Though the pkles are like brass
Overhead, little girl,
And the walk like a well-healed brick;
And are earthly attaint
In a terrible whirl?
Do something for somebody, quick; <
Do something for somebody, quick 1
? ? ?
Isadora's Lesson.
? '
"Mamma, said Isadora Stephens,,
coming into the back parlor, where
mamma was sitting in the sunshine,
clinkiug her needles through some
soft bright wool. "I don't understand
Bert at all: I never saw him so ^stingy ' -y-{;
with his mone> I know he hasn't i*
spent a cent for candy in more than a
month ; ayd now he's sawing wood to
earn more; and yet when I asked him
to go shares with me for Aunt Carrie's
Christmas present, he said, 'Can't
spare but fifty cents, sis,' and went off
whistling. I declare, I think it's horrid
! I counted on at least two dollarsfrom
him toward a camp chair for her.
There's a beauty at Allen's?brown . v
and scarlet, to match her room; but
now I can't get it, just because Bert's*
got to be such a miser." And the pet- '?
ulant tears came into her eyes.
Mother looked very grave. "Has
Bert ever doue like this before?"
,4No, mamma; and that is what
makes it so queer. I don't understand
and can't see?"
"Yes, and just because you don't un- ?
derstand, and can't see, you are ready ,
to think and say hard things of the , ,-V*
'dearest, best brother in the world'?I
think that is what you called him last
night, when he read over your history
lesson to you because your eyes hurt
you. 0 my darliug, when will, you
learn that the sweetest, best thing in
all the world is trust, and that you can
hardly hurt one who loves you more
than by doubting and disbelieving
when you don't understand what he
does! Now, Isa, be sure you do not \
say another word to Bert about this.
Try to believe that your brother means
all right."
Isa was silenced, but not satisfied. J
She was a willful little girl, with quite
a way of worrying if things did not
go just right. She bought a less ex-x"
pensive chair for Aunt Carrie, thinking
some very ungracious things, and
making one or two remarks about its
nhpn.nne<<(( in hpr hrnfh?r'n nr*??#?nrp.
in spite of her mother's command.
Christmas morning came and breakfast
time came at the Stephens'. The
table cloth was humpy and lumpy
with wonderful packages, and * of
course they were all at them as soon
as the blessing had beeu asked. /Isa,
full of eager excitement uncovered
the pile at her plate. There were
the story-books she wanted?she saw
that at a glance; but what was that in
the Russian leather case? She opened
it, and there lay the very thing that
she had wanted so long, but never expected
to have?a hand-painted miniature
portrait of Bert; for had not papa
and mamma both said, "We can not
afford it, dear," when she asked for It
six months before? Such a scream of
delight as Isa gave: "O mamma, how
could you?" she cried. "You know
you said?"
"The books are from papa and me,
said her mother.
"Then it must be?it surely can't?"
she turned over the case, ana there In
a square, sohool-boy hand, was?
"From Bert to Isa." "O-h-h!" Ihen
she stopped short, and began to think,
and it was a very serious little face
which she wore through breakfast
time. When she found her brother
alone, she put her arms around his
neck and kissed him one, two, three,
half a dozen times. "O Bert, dear, I
am so glad and thankful! And you
are the dearest boy, and I'm so dreadful
sorry I was cross. Won't you forgive
me?" ,
All right, sis; I knew you'd see
it nti Pliricfimiu Pllf> k'UV
llllUUg^ll lb UI1 viiiObiiiuoi u VJ K<y
now, you won't be hard on j* felloyv
again when you don't know, wiw
you?" * *
"Never, never, never!" giving him
an extra bug.
Later she sought her mother's room.
"Well, darling, do you understand
now?"
"Mamma, I do feel so mean and so
sorry ; and I can't see yet how he did
it."
"I will tell you. Last summer,
when you teased for the picture he ,
came and asked if he might get it for
you if he could. I hardly thought it
possible, but he seemed so bent upon
it that I consented, but told him he
must save and earn the money for it
himself. Do you remember wondering
why he didn't go with that fishing
party in the fall? His share of the
expenses would have been three dollars,
and he staid at home so that be
might save that sum for your present.
He sawed wood out of school-hours,
but it was for you. He has denied
* * <* ? ?? n/v Hilt {t
canuy mmseir iur evn ou >v?st ?
was for your sake. Knowing all this,
I caii not tell how it hurt me to have
you distrust him as you did."
Tsa's eyes were nil! of tears now.
"Mamma, I never will again, truly."
Mother put her arms around her little
girl. ''There is some one else who
loves you, and thinks for you every
breath of your life; some one who
gave a whole lifetime of suffering for
vnnrsakp. who asks vou to love him
and trust him ; and yet I am inclined
to think that you treat him a good
deal as you did Bert."
"I believe I do, mamma," said Isa,
with quivering lips.
"It liurts Jesus when we worry and
complain over what we don't see and
can't understand, just as it hurt Bert
when you distrusted him. We do
come to see sometimes; but alas if we
have fretted our way through a trouble
instead of trusting through it!"
]sa went to where she could be alone
with Jesus that Christmas day, and
ask him to take her heart and make it
loving and trustful. She doesn't worry
so much now.
It is time war, with its horrors was
crushed to earth, never to ri9e again.

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