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E, S. C., WEDNESDAY\ JUNE 6, 1888. VOLUME XXXI3I. NO. 4.
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BSSS^nHHfflHHn^^Bhat account in the
MBKHH^H^^HH^^Hhing down in Arizmw^QSK^RE^raHthose
masked men
was guilty?
HMBnB^n^ffl^Biey to judge and conNj&i|SMn^K^HV?ut
people are doing
g this * town every
raHHHn|hing here?hanging
^H^H^HRnHgHflfl^Mdge orjury?"
that they don't hang
them behind their
iust as bad."
HlUiaBnraSHiBird of any stabbing?
B^HBM3BKamM^?an ?"
1-nnntilHnn llu Vlll.
?]f? What is life worth
|^Khip, without society,
^Hated as if lie were leper.
^Hiiy of gossips organize
||Htrt in a parlor or on
^Bner and decide upon the
SH[r. A or Mrs. B, taking
^ and hearsay evidence,
b great an outrage against
M mob in Arizona. We
think evil of our neigh cts
compel us to. But
we judge and condemn
suspicion ? And then
Hp that condemnation to
t we talk about him, we
Iters as unjust and cruel as
murdering his reputation
f ing him any chance to
l?elf. When these eelf-contes
meet their victim, he
averted eye that they nave
Lim and nocharity for him.
[it they ought to be his
it if they understood all bis
ces and motives, that they
him sympathy instead of
I^Banaesteem instead ot averW
he has no opportunity to
HrThey have not sought his
|^b. They have Dot permitted
Hen his heart to them. They
together and put their own
Bon upon what they saw or
Hiim, and settled the whole
d far as their inference can go,
im. Now, this 19 the height
ceand the refinementof cruelKt
have we to do with our neighBultH
and follies? We have
[of our own to attend to. And
lommanded to love him and
pdge him. Charity thinketh
, rule the most pure-minded
most charitable. Those who
est and true themselves are
fry u,,arrant r npjcrll.
1'UOVU bv ouof/vvv ?mv?? ?
B fraud and falsehood. The conjHiess
of evil in ourselves tempts
^ mpute evil to others, aud we get
comfort ill the self-coudemnaHiat
we can not avoid by condemnHmebody
else. Hence the gossipHid
criticising world is like a coinHof
criminals denouncing all manHts
thieves and robbers in order
Kr to persuade themselves that
are not as bad as tbey are. When
Br a man or woman insinuating
Mr.X and Mrs. Y and Miss Z are
|etter than tbey should be, I am
Vnded of the Saviour's words to
Ising Pharisees, 'Let him that is
hout sin cast the first stone.' Their
[ocrisy was a worse crime than that
ler they accused. And the conusness
of it, the moral degradation
o which it had brought them, and
a love of purity, made them quick
relentless in punishing those who
e guilty or any offence against the
>r of the law. 80 now, we who are
' * -J-Ll X ? 1
Iiners ourselves nave no rigut 10 ue
Iting stones at others: and if there
Ib a perfect saint on earth, he would
pe the spirit of the Saviour and not
kt of the Pharisee.?Rwticus.
|)ur plan is oomposed of two parts,
: a Congress of Nations and a
urt of Isations, either of which
ght exist without the other; but
;y would tend much more to the
ppiness of mankind if united in one
n, though not in one body. A Couss
of Ambassadors from all those
||3tian and civilized nations who
Id choose to uuite in the measure
Ighly desirable to fix the fluctuatland
various points of international
I by the consent of all the parties
resented, making the law of naps
so plain that a court composed of
'most eminent jurists of the counts
represented at the congress, could
ily apply those principles to any
ticular case brought before them.
*- - w/viiliV nvnirtHo #/%! tlio
H UUIiglCOn HUU1U J.UV/TIUV IW4 VMV
Mjanization of such a court; but they
H>uld riot constitute that court, which
Hbuld be permanent, like the Supreme
jurt of tne United States, while the
Rngress would be transient or periods
Kl, with a change of members like the
Bongress of the United States. It Is
ot proposed that the legislative and
|bdiciary bodies shall be unitod. The
,'ongress of Nations, therefore, is one
tody, and the creator of the Court of
Nations, which is another distinct
pojly. No objection can be brought
(against a Congress and Court of Nations,
which is not equally valid
ag; ust all legislative and judicial
The system is safe for all
forms <*f government; its expense is
not worth naming; and it is altogethQt.
nrcfomiiip tn individual umDiraere.
KHMHH ti piviviwwiv r . w ,
HBRh as it concentrates the public opinion of
EhBK^V the whole civilized world, and would
be able to enforce its decrees and decisions
by moral power alone. It is an
incontrovertible axiom, that every-\
|thing of a moral nature which ought to
^ j^Mll be done, can be done. I do not say
that so great an enterprise, as a Congress
of Nations, can be accomplished
^^Hr- in a day. It will probably be of slow
HffiHjp growth, like the trial by jury. There
KfflBBoft- is the greater need, therefore, that
gS^Kke those who favor the object should be-,
gin the work without loss of time.
War is called "the last resort of
WHE^M kings," simply because there never has
HEW been an international tribunal on an
HSfl the extended scale. Every man who reBJ^H'eets
fuses to lend his aid in bringing for^^^V'arly
ward a Congress and Court of Nations,
H^Hgood neglects his duty to his country, to the
B^Buddy world, and to God, and does not act
IffiHiouse- consistently with the character of a
KEVgyin- statesman, philanthropist, or Chrisskirt
tian. It is time that Christian nations
If should be ashamed to attempt to settle
a disputes by physical force, like bullies
H^Es, you and pugilists. It is time they had
BVexhibi- more compassion for human suffering,
innfo rpcnoft, fnr the nrecents of
cvr MHU
EH display Christ.? William Ladd.
Hf is more We must show that war is wrong, toHition,
ex- tally wrong. We must show thut war
tempt to is necessarily a state of malice, that it
Kne hand, can no more exist without malice than
of catnip- hell can exist without malice. We
ss of long must show-that Jesus Christ, our MasSi
ter, forbids it; that Christians will not
* fight in the Millennium; that what
K^vill not will be right in the Millennium, is
fight now, and is the only eftU'ieut and
principle of action.
i
"Tfaej Say."
"They say"?Ah ! well, suppose they do:
But can they prove the story true?
Suspicion may arise from naught
But malice, envy, want of thought;
Why count yourself among the"they"
Who whisper what they dare not say ?
"They say"?But why the tale rehearse,
And help to make the matter worse?
No good can possibly accrue
From telling what may be untrue;
And is it not a nobler plan
To apeak of all the best you can i
"They say"?Well, if it should be so,
Why need you tell the tale of woe;
Will it the bitter wroug redress,
Or make one pung of sorrow less ?
Will It the erring one restore,
Henceforth to go and sin no more?
"They say"?Oh ! pause and look within,
See how your heart inolines to sin;
Watch ! lest in dark temptation's hour,
Yoc, too, should sluk beneath its power;
Pity the frail?weep o'er their fall,
But speak of good or not at all.
A Tragedy 011 Washington's Birthday.
The awful consequences of auger
were seen at one of our universities,
on February 22 last, in a tragedy"
which will impress upon the miiwJ, of
every one who hears of it the importance,
of self-control. It was at our
new university at Chattanooga, Tenn.
Professors and students were celebrating
Washington's Birthday on the college
campus in that comfortable winter
climate by a game of ball.
Among the players were two friends,
McGiil and Johnson. McGill was
chosen umpire. He made a decision
which caused discussion, and, as is usual
in such games, almost every one
had something to say for or against
the decision. McGill, not certain that
he was right, and being very sensitive,
changed bis decision, but became very
angry. When he announced his decision
Johnson said, rather sarcastically
"Won tho first. nirn* bulldozed vou
into making that decision." He
quickly said to Johnson, " You are a
liar!11 Johnson, who had a quick
temper, went up to McGill, shook his
fist in his face, and said, " You are another
one /" Quick as thought iVIcGill
raisgd the bat which, as umpire, he
held iu his hauds, and, bringing it
down with both hands with air his
might, struck Johnson on the head.
The terrible blow was fatal. After a
short time he became unconscious, remaining
in that state for six hours?,
when he died!
These two boys were friends; sat
near each other at meals. Neither in
their sports nor the classes were they
rivals. McGill flew into a strong pas
sioii and never had murder in his
heart. He is about twenty years of
age, very ftne-looking, magnanimous
Johnson was twenty-one and very
popular. "On the evening before his
untimely death he had taken a prominent
part in exercises held in the chapel
that evening, little dreaming what a
few hours weuld bring forth to him."
At la9t accounts, McGill, in utter despondency
and aimlessness, had fled to
Georgia. The next day there was 110
school, and the students were standing
around in groups lamenting the death
of Johnson and expressing pity for
M7?Oill.
The body of Johnson was taken
home by the*train, the pall-bearers being
intimate Triends chosen from the
literary society of which both he and
McGill were members.
George Washington was marked by
the most extraordinary self-control.
Though naturally of strong passions,
he said, "I will control my temper; it
shall not master me." Such a scene
on his anniversary birthday, and as a
part of the celebration, was in frightful
contrast to what should have been !
The University was not to blame;
the Professors were not to blame. It
was an outburst of passion.
McGill should be tried, and convict-!
ed of manslaughter, and punished as a
warning to others; but his sentence
should be merciful. He has brought
the brand of Cain upon himself, and
till he dies will be other than he would
have been. The memory of the deed
will cling to him, and a thousand
will hft rue the dav.
Never?never let temper gain ail ascendency.
Neither speak, nor act
when under its influence. Stop and
think; walk awhile. It is euougli to
make us all shudder, when we call up
the times when we have lost self-control
and imagine what we might have
done. "He that ruleth his own spirit
is greater than he that taketh a city."
Hot TYatcr for Plants and Trees.
It is a fortunate circumstance that a
plant will endure a scalding heat that
is fatal to most of Its minute enemies.
Water heated to the boiling point,
poured copiously over the stem of an
enfeebled peach troe, and allowed to
stand abput its collar, will often have
the happiest restorative effects. Treos
showing every symptom of the yellows
have often been rendered luxuriantly
green and thrifty again by this
simple means. The heat is presuma
oiy 100 mucii ior me luugus wuiuu
had infested the vital layers of the
tree, immediately under the outer
bark.
The London florists recommend hot
water, up to 145? Fahrenheit, as a remedy
when plants are sickly owing to
the soil souring?the acid absorbed by
the roots acting as a poison. The usual
resort is to tne troublesome job of repotting.
When this is not necessary
for any other reason, it is much simpler
to pour hot water freely through
the stirred soil; it will presently come
through tinged with brown. After
this thorough washing, if the plants
are kept warm, new root points and
new growth will soon follow.
A lady friend had a tine Calla in a
three gallon pot, which showed signs
of ill health. On examination the
outer portion of the filling was found
I mnlilv. it beint? in larire uart fresh
horse manure. As repotting was inconvenient,
the plant being in flower,
hot water was freely used.. It killed
the mold, and the plant began to revive
and was soon all right.
The question whether one-eye, twoeye,
three-eye, or half pieces or whole
potatoes for seed should be used is u
conditional one. In a very rich soil
two-eye pieces might give the best
crop; in a poor soil larger pieces
would perhaps yield better. Some varieties-of
potatoes are weakly growers
and would be helped by the larger
seed. Others are rank growers and
small seed pieces would serve as well
or better. This problem is best solved
by each planter, as the condition of.the
soil differs with the locality.
Yourself has prompted you to stubbornness,
(o pride, to godless ambition,
to bickerings, to contentions, to wrath,
to envy, to evil passions. Crucify it.
You will still live; yet not you, but
Clu'iat will live lu your life of faith.
w 4
What Others Say.
Herald of Peace.
How to Travel Safely in Africa.?Professor
Oscur Lenz has just
returned from Africa, and looks none
the worse for his long and fatiguing
journey. He has remained in excellent
health since he left Europe, and
this he attributes to his observance of
dietary rules. He never ate raw fruit,
or drauk unboiled water. He lived
mostly on rice, chicken, and tea.
Wine and spirits he did not touch. He
ibou n Ila />q?>qFii1 In nvnifl liiitliinr* in
the rivers aud pools of clear, cool water,
so tempting to travellers, but
which so often give deadly chills. He
dressed in .flannels, and exposed himself
as little as possible to the night
air. In this way he passed unscathed
through regions infected with marsh
fevers, ague, and small pox.
Almost the whole of his journey
across the African Continent was performed
on foot. In general the demeanor
of the natives in all regions
was most friendly. He always made
it a point to avoid doing anything that
might alarm them. He exhibited no
weapons, aud endeavored to show by
his manner aud language, and by the
ready oftar of presents, that he came
as a friend. It is his boast that he ha)
never had to use a fire-arm for defence
against any human being.
Ameiican.
If the figures given by the Catholic
rr. a ? ? 1 n ^4.
xiiHloricai ouuiety at men ? nuaucr
phia meeting are reliable, Romanism
is gaiuing faster in this country than
the iucrease of population alone, would
warrant. When the United States
hail 3,000,000 inhabitants there, were
30,000 Catholics. Now, with 50,000,000,
there are claimed to be 8,000,000
Catholics. The ratio has increased
from 1 to 100, to over 1 to 7. If these
figures are true, it is alarming. That
the Catholic church has made.any increasa
among educated Americans we
do not believe. The increase, whatever
they really have, is the fruits of
family iucrease, immigration, and the
gathering up of the ignorant rabble
of the large cities. But the fact thai
the?<e 8,000,000 subjects of Rome are
composed of such classcs is all the
more detrimental to uie luieresuj ui
free government.
N. O. C. Advocate.
A brother who occupies a prominent
position in our church said in our office
the other day, that "if the Methodists
in our section do not pay more attention
to denominational education,
in twenty years we will have no Methodists."
While that statement may be
a little too strong, there if much cause
for thinking that at this point we need
to strengthen our defenses. If we allow'
other denominations to educate
our young people, we must not be surprised
if they find church homes in
those denominations.
The Advancc.
Professor Blackie recently delivered
a lecture in Edinburgh, on the "Philosophy
of Education," in which lie
takes the ground that Bible history
and geography ought to belong to an
well-conducted schools, independent
of churches, because religion is the
breath of daily life, and Christianity
is not a religion founded on fancy, but
on the history of the human race for
4,000 years, and it belongs to a man's
education to know the record of God's
dealings with the human race.
Moody.
It makes me creep all over to hear a
man tell how many he has converted.
It is best so let the Lord keep the record.
Sanitary Precautions in Russia.
The stranger wonders how, in St.
Petersburg, for instance, the markets
and shops are kept as clean as they are
when the water is so filthy. On? can
smell the water of the Neva, which
furnishes the supply for driuking and
household purposes, for a mile on an
ordinary summer day. A native^ tells
me the reason things are clean. Every
day a health officer goes about inspecting
the shops and houses. Gerdarmes
assist. If there is any stench or decay
discernible, or any filth of any kind,
the place is arbitrarily closed, and kept
closed for weeks or months. There is
no resource, no help for it. Cleanliness
in the commercial centres is an
imperative necessity. Many people
have been ruined iu business by being
closed by the officers. They can never
learn what is wauled. The only reply
is, "You must keep the premises
clean." How cleau is not explained,
and there can be no appeal.
Greek Met Greek.
It is not safe in an intelligent gathering
to make remarks under cover of
a foreign language, which we do not
wish to have understood by persons
present. Especially if the remarks
are disagreeable they had better be left
unsaid.
A Russian ladv had been invited to
>! I'l. ?r nt
UllJt Willi 1U. uc i uucj i au\4 av iuv tituv j
when he was Minister of Foreign Affairs,
but was unfortunately detained
an hour beyond her time. The 'amislied
guests were in the sulks, and
kept looking at their watches.
When she arrived at last one of the
company said in Greek to his neighbor,
"When a woman is neither young
nor beautiful she ought to be punctual."
Whereupon the lady turned sharp
round and replied in the same language,
"When a woman bus the misfortune
to^dine with barbarians she always
con? ? soon enough.
The Human Breath.?Professor
Brown Sequard has recently been
making experiments to determine
whether the human breath was capable
of producing any poisonous effects.
From the condensed watery vapor of
the expired air he obtained a poisonous
linuid. which, when injected uu
der the skin of rabbits, produced al-|
most immediate death. He ascertained
that this poison was an alkaloid,
and not a microbe. The rabbits thus,
injected died without convulsions, the
heart and large blood-vessels being en-|
gorged with blood. Brown-Sequard
considers it fully proved that the ex-1
piled air both of man and animals!
contain a volatile poisonous principle |
which is much more deleterious than j
carbonic acid.
A cruel tongue is eviden
heart, for "out of
heart the moutl^^^HS^BH^HHj
is a
own^gE9KBB9BHB^9^^B
Habit.
"Habit at first Ik but a silken thread.
Fine us the light-winged go.ssanieru that sway
In the warm sunbeams of a summer's day;
A shallow streamlet, rippling o'er Its bed;
A tiny sapling, ere its roots are spread;
A yet uuhardeneii thorn upon the spray;
A lion's whelp that hath not scented prey;
A little smiling: child obedient led:
Beware! that thread may bind thee ns a
chain;
That streamlet gather to a fatal sea;
That sapling spread into a gnarled tree;
That thorn, grown hard, may wound and give
th?-e pnin;
That playful whelp his murderous fangs reVful;
That child crush thee 'neath his heal."
Things Worth Kuoirin?.
-A. rifle ball moves with a velocity of
one thousand miles per hour.
Measure 209 fe#t on each side and
you have a square aere, within an
iuch.
A SaDballi day's journey in the Bible
is 1,155 yards; this is eighteen
yards less than two-thirds of a mile.
There are 2,750 languages.
Two persons die every second.
The average human life is 31 yeare.
Slow rivers flow 7 miles per hour.
A moderate wind blows 7 miles per
hour.
A storm moves 36 miles per hour.
A hurricane moves 80 miles per hour.
Sound moves 743 miles per hour.
Light moves 192,000 miles per second.
The first steamboat plied the
sou in 180 7-. . . ... Ni
The first iron steamboat was built Vm
1830.
Tha firuf- mntr>h wno In
1829.
The first horse railroad was built in
1826-7.
Gold was discovered in California in
1848.
The firwt use of the locomotive in
this country was in 1829.
The first printing press in the United
States was introduced in 1029.
Uutil 1776 cotton spinning was performed
by the hand spinning wheel.
The first steam engine on this coutinent
was brought, from England in
1753.
An acre contains 4,840 square yards.
A square mile contains 640 acres.
A mile is 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards in
length.
A fathom is six feet.
A league is three miles.
A day's journey is 33$ miles.
A cubit is two feet.
A great cubit is eleven feet.
A hand (horse measure) is four
inches.
A palm is three inches.
A snau is 101 inches.
A space is three feet.
A barrel of flour weighs 196 pounds.
. A barrel of pork weighs -500 pounds.
A barrel- of powder weighs 25
pounds.
A firkin of butter weighs 56 pounds.
A tub of butter weighs 84 pounds.
A Baby's Accomplishments.
It can wear out a one-dollar pair of
kid shoes in twenty-four hours.
Jtcan keep its father busy advertising
in the newspapers for a nurse.
It can occupy simultaneously both
sides of the largest-sized bed manufactured.
It can cause its father to be insulted
by every boarding-house keeper in the
city who "never take children,"
which in nine cases out of ten, is very
fortuuate for the children.
It can make itself look like a fiend
just when mamma wants to show
"whata pretty baby she has."
It can make an old bachelor iu the
room adjoining use language that, if
uttered on the street, would get him in
the penitentiary for two years.
It can go from the furthest end of
the room to the foot of the stairs in the
hall adjoining, quicker than its mother
can just step into the closet and out
These are some thiugs that a baby
can do. But there are other things as
well. A baby can make the commonest
home the brightest spot on earth.
It can lighten the burden of a loving
mother's life by adding to them. It
can flatten its dirty little face against
the window-pane in such a way that
the tired father cap see it as a picture
before he rounds the corner. Yes,
babies are great institutions, particularly
one's own baby.
Yanderbilt and His Father.
The son was then thirty-two years
old, and himself a fathea. They were
011 board the steam yacht "Northern
Star," on their way to St. Petersburg.
William, who was an habitual smoker,
was puffing his favorite cigar.
"Bill," said the Commodore, "I wish
you'd give up that smoking habit of
yours; I'll give you ten thousand dollars
if vou will."
"You needn't give me any thinff,"
was the son's answer, as he flung the
cigar overboard. "Your wish is sufficient."
He never smoked afterward.
Would that more of our youug men
would follow his example!
Willie anVTns Mother.
"Papa," said little Willie Wilkins to
his father, who was reading the paper.
"Papa, won't you listen to me? Papa"?
"Don't bother your father, dear,"
said his mother, "what is it you want
I to know ?"
"Why do sailors trim tlieir sails?"
"Oh, why, to make them look pretty,
of course. Whenever you want to
know anything just ask your mamma."
The banishment of nia'aria from the
Roman Campagna by means of the
eucalyptus tree lias been so often announced
as a fact that it may be a sur
prise lo many peopje 10 mini iuai, according
to the recent dciutmsiration of
a scientific commission, whatever improvement
has been effected in the
sanitary conditions of Italy in this particular
is the result simply of draining
and exposure of the humid soil to the
direct rays of the sun, through the cutting
nway of forests. There is absolutely
no proof that the eucalyptus
trees deserve any credit at all. It
<lnp?l affirmed an the authoritv^d^HH
fessor Leveridge, of
Sidney, that tlierejjg^Hfl^^^Bng
large forests
inalariui^^ri^S^^HRn^BHHD
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The Minimum Christian.
The minimum Christian! Who la " i
he? He is the Christian who Is trying '
to go to heaven at as cheap a rate a? possible*
He is the man who aims at
Living as little religion ?s he can without
lacking it altogether. He wants to
get ail the world he can, and y?t escape v?:
the worldling's doom.
The minimum Christian goes, to .
church in the morning, and in the
evening also, unless it rains, or is too
warm, or too cold, or he is sleepy, or
has the headache from eating too
mucn dinner, iie ijsitns mow res- > gag
pcctfully to the preacher, and ioius in
prayer and praise. He applies the
truth very sensibly?to Ills neighbors.
He goes rarely to the prayer meeting,
as it is apt to' Le uninteresting. He
goes occasionally to the. communion,
and is frequently quite regular in his
family prayers for a-week or two after.
The minimum Christian is very frleudiy
to all good works. He wishes
them well, but it is not In his power to
do much for them. Ths sabbathschool
he looks, upon as an admirable '
institution, especially for the neglected
and ignorant. It is not convenient,
however, for him to take a ?las*. His
business engagements are so prwsing
during the week that he needsBabbatii
as a day of rest. Nor dots be think
himself qualified to act as a teacher.
He is in favor of tract distribution,
and visiting the poor; bat he has do
Sqrj to take part in these labors of
p..' " 4 He thinks it a good thing for
lajfnen to assist at prayeraneetfnga
and in social religious circles; bat he
has no gifts for pabllc prayer, or for
making addresses and he must leave it
toothers. He is very friendly toho'me
and foreign missions, and gives his
"mite." He thinks there are "too
many appeals," but he gives, If not
enough to save liis reputation, pretty
near it?at all events, he aims at it.
The minimum Christian is not clear
on a yumter of points: The opera
and dancing, perhaps, thet beat rearid
card-playing, aud laig* fashionable
parties, give him some trouble. He
cannot see (he harm in this, or that,
or the other popular amusement.
There is nothing in the Bibb against
it. Hedoes not see. but that a man,
may be a Christian, aud dapeaorgoto .
the onera. He knows several exoel- ?
lent people who do. Why should not
be follow their example?
The minimum Christian does not
believe much in sudden conversions,
nor in zealous aggressive efforts. His
greatest concern Is a dignified propriety
and a faultless decorum, and that
all things "should- be done decently
and In order," whether sonls are saved or
not. He has a fondness fet-liie^
aesthetic, and prides himself on a re- "
fined literary taste, and he ha* no
patience witn rousing appeals to faith
and repentance. They are not elegant.
These are they "that hinder the Goepel."
The Church of God is not in half as
much danger from skepticism, as sh4 '
is from her minimum Christians. Be
one thi ng or the other. Be hot or cold.
Be a Christian or a worldling. But be
no longer a tepid, vapid, ana indifferent
Christians \?Talmage.
Actifitj?A Ssbstitnte.
Activity is too often a substitute for
piety?the doing takes the place of the
iudwelling Christ. Dr. Hall illustrates
this thus:
I once saw an intelligent man ou his
dying bed, taken to see him at the request
of a friend. He was well enough ,
to talk perfectly freely. I asked him
about his church relations. Yes, he , 7-W
said, he had been a member of ttfo .
.1 U H? I. n \ir_ll It ?... nni v
Cliuri'il. U iiWC f YVtJII, IV ?OB uuv m
recently; it was a good while ago. fl
How was that? Well, he said, heat- 1
tended such and such a church, and
they were building a new edifice, and
they made him chairman of the building
committee, and he was very active
theu, and enjoyed it very much;
when the building whs completed,
there wasn't anything particular
him to do, then he got out of the way ' 1 V
of going. Ah! there is the peril in V " ^
this so-called active age. We fuse and
run about, and are active and associate
ourselves with our fellows, and join in ^
socinl^co-operatlon ; and we are' tempt- i
ed to make that a substitute "fcr* per- J
sonal growtb4n personal J
fighting the good fight of faitn, ftvfTBeN^^,
personal putting on of Christ, and k?coming
a living epistle of Christ,
known and read of all.
Mr Darwin was Dot regarded as a
Christian, but be bad the greatest re- ^
spect for good in Christianity, and wan Pi
great enough to acknowledge it. This
is the way in which ha answered some
shallow critics of foreign missionaries:
"They forget, or will not remember,
that human sacrifice and the pewer
of an idolatrous priesthood; a system
of profligacy uu paralleled in any other
part of the world: infanticide, conse*
quenceofthat system; bloody wars,
where the conquerors spare neither
women nor children?that all these
things have been abolished; aod
that" dishonesty iutemperance, and - ' * .
licentiousness have been g res My re
duced by .tiie introduction or unruiiunity.
In. a voyager, to forget these / f
ihinjrs, is a base ingratitude; for
should he chance *rrbe-.at th<rpoInfr-Qf ?
shipwreck on some unknown coast, lie -? '?
will most devoutly pray that the lea- .
son of tlie missionary may have extended
thus far."?Missionary outlook.
To Purify a Room.?To purify a " \
room, set a pitcher of water in it, and
in a few hours it will have absorbed all
the respired gases in the room, th? air
of which will have become purer, but
the water utterly filthy. The colder
the water is, the greater the capacity to
4.2.. Al. A 4
L Oli IH111 111 USB &U3WS.At IIIO U1U1UJUJ
temperature a pail of water will
Horb a piut of carbnnlo acid
several pints of ammonia.
ity is nearly doubled
to the tenuM|HHH|^^^^^^^HflB
Hence water

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