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Trust in God.
1 know not what the future liatli
Of marvel or surprise.
Assured alone that life and death
His mercy underlies.
And If my heart and flesh arc weak,
To boar an untried pa in.
The bruised reed He wi II not break,
Hut strengthen and sustain.
No offering of my own I have.
Nor works my faith to prove;
I can but give the gilt He gave
And plead His love for love.
And so beside the Silent sea
I wait the muffled oar;
No harm can conic from Him to me
On ocean or on shore.
I know not where nis islands lift
Their fronded pulms in uir;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.
FAiniliar Sayings and Authors to
Who Many are Traccd.
Many of our common sayings, so
true and pithy, are used without the
least idea from whose pen or mouth
they first originated. Probably the
WUrKS Ul i31ianespcuic luuiuu ua n<w
more of these familiar maxims than
any other writer, for to him we owe,
"All is not gold that glitters," "Make
a virtue of necessity," "Screw your
courage to the sticking place" (not
point), "They laugh that win," "This
is the short and long of it," "Compaiisons
are odius," "As merry as the
day is long," "A Daniel come to judgment,"
"Frailty, the name is woman,"
and a host of others.
Washington Irving gives "The almighty
Thomas Murgan queried long ago,
"What will Mrs.* Grundy say?"
while Goldsmith answers, "Ask no
questions and I'll tell you no fibs."
Charles Pickney gives "Millions
for defense, but not a cent for tribute."
"First in war, first in peace and first
in the hearts of his fellow-citizens"
(not countrymen,) appeared in the resolutions
presented to the House Representatives
in December, 17U0, by
Gen. Henry Lee.
Thomas Tasser, a writer of the sixteenth
cetury, gives us "B^ter late
than never," "Look ere yci leap,"
- and "The stoue that is rolling can
gather uo moss."
"All cry and no wool," is found in
Butler's "Hudibras."
Dryden says: "None but the brave
deserve the fair," "Men are but chil
dren ofa largergrowth," and "Through
thick and thin."
"When Greek joined Greek then
was the tug of war," came from Nathaniel
"Of two evils I have chosen the
least," and "The end must justify the
means," are from Matthew Prior.
We are indebted to Colley Cibber for
the agreeable intelligence that "Richard
is himself agaiu."
Johnson tells us of "a good hater,"
and Macintosh, in 1791, the phrase often
attributed to John Randolph,
"Wise and masterly inactivity."
"Variety is the very spice of life,"
and "Not much the worse for wear,"
Cowper. "Man proposes, but God
disposes," Thomas a Kempis.
Christopher Marlowe gave forth the
invitation so often repeated by his
brethren in a less public way, "Love
me little, love me long."
Edward Coke was of the opinion)
that "A man's house is his castle."
To Milton we owe "The paradise of
fools," "a wilderness of sweets," and
"Moping melancholy and moonstruck
Edward Young tells us "Death loves
a shining mark," and "A fool at forty
is a fool indeed."
From Bacon comes "Knowledge is
power," and Thomas Southern re?
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minus us uiai, thj ? ?mu iu iu\c. ?
How to Endorse a Cheek.
Very few otherwise intelligent and
educated people understand how to
properly iudorse a band check payable
to their order, and few realize the
inconvenience they cause by placing
their indorsement in an awkward position.
An observance of the following
rules will enable any body to
place the signature in the proper
1. Write across the back?not
2. The top of the back is the left
end of the face.
3. To deposit a check, write "For
deposit," and below this your name.
A cleck not having the power of attorney
to sign or iudorse check can
deposit his lirm's check by writing on
the top the of back, "For deposit only
to credit of?," and below this write
his own name.
4. Simply writing your name on
the back of a check signifies that it
ii 1. i 1..
lias passed mrougu your nauus,
is payable to bearer.
5. Always indorse a check just as it
appears ou the face. For instance, if
the check is payable to "G. Head,' indorse
"G. Mead if to "Geo. Read,"
indorse "Geo. Readif to "George
F. Read," indorse "George F. Read."
If the spelling of the name on the
face of the check is wrong, iudorse
first just as the face appears, and below,
the proper way.
G. If you wish to make the check
payable to some particular person
write "Pay to or order ."
Jn England all check are payable to
bearer, but in this country all strangers
presenting checks for payment must
be identified by some one known to
the banks.
Washing Clothes.
A well-known gentleman of Pittsburg,
who is too modest to have his
name paraded before the public, and
who has no desire to make money out
of his new method, that if any one
who has a moderate sized washingsay,
for a family of four or five persons
?will put the clothes to soak over
night as usual, and add to the water
a half teacupful of pure benzine, and
4linn uilvon ihBi) nut nil to boil, add
lu>-u " ? I?
another half teacupful of benzine to
the water iu the boiler, the dirt can be
removed from them with very little
rubbing; the labor of the laundress
will be reduced more than one-half,
and the clothes will be a white as they
can be made. Some may object to
the smell of benzine, but he says that
all disappears by evaporating in the
process of boiling. The experiment
is certainly worth trviug. Benzine
sells for a few cents a quart, and it is
said a pint of the fluid will do for two
large washings.
A mail will do almost auytliiug to
increase the happiness of the woman
lie loves except to leave her when she
wants to get rid of him.
Ciood sense and good nature are never
separated, though the ignorant
world has thought otherwise.
Singing: While at lYorK.
It does not seem as if the mothers
sing about their work as much as they
used to. The grandmothers and the
mothers used to siug s?\-eet hymns
while they they were doing; their
house work. Many grown-up children
of the present generation carry
the beautiful words of the old hymns
fresh and precious in their hearts because
the mother sang them.
"Rock of ages, cleft for me," "Jesus,
lover of my soul," and "His loving
kindness, O how great!" in sweetest
tones come to us in the weary hours of
.the day and in the sleepless watches of
the night, and they bring us comfort
and cheer. The voices of the loved ones
who sang them in the old home have
gone to join me cnoir iu iue ui
God. How many children have been
brought back from sinful wanderings
by hearing some hymn or tune the
mother sang in their childhoood days.
Some one who appreciated the power
of such song has written?
"Old tuues are precious to me as old paths
In which I wandered as a happy boy ;
lu truth they are the old paths of the soul,
Oft-trod, well-worn, familiar, up to God."
A Scottish mother, who sang "Jerusalem,
my happy home" so often thatj
her boy learned the words by heart
when he was very young, uncoscious- j
ly made an impression upon his young)
soul which in after years was the
means of bringing him*back from sinful
wanderings to ask forgiveness for
an ill-spent life and to receive a pardon.
The mother died when her boy
was quite young, and he became a
wanderer. He came to this country,
fell in with bad companions, and after
years of "feeding on husks" he was
carried into a hospital to die. He was
a stranger, and wonld give no account
of himself, until one day, when the
good nurse was doing something for
his comfort in the way of rearranging
his pillow, be heard her humming,
very low, "Jerusalem" my happy
happy home." Instantly his eyes
tilled with tears, and he said, "Please
sing the whole hran to me; it was the
one my mother sang so often when I
wasachild." All the mother's teach
I ings and prayers came back to mm.
He sent for a clergyman, and asked
for prayer. His heart was melted, and
eveu at the eleventh hour he found
pardon and peace. A young man,
who left his home in the country to
take a position in the city, found himself
getting in with bad company and
yielding to temptations, that his good,
pious mother had so often warned him
to flee from. One night he was on his
way to a saloon to meet some young
men by appointment; As he passed
aloug thestreet he heard a woman singing
her child to sleep. He stopped
a moment, and the words of his mother's
hymn. "Abide with me," fell
upon his ear. Instantly her sweet
face came before him as he* saw it
when she stood in the doorway looking
after him as his father was driving him
down the road to the station. "God
help me, for Christ's sake!" he cried
out from the depths of his soul. He
turned back, went into the young
men's meeting, where he had been
urged by his mother to go, and then
and there resolved with God's help to
follow her teachings, and be what she
was praying to have him be.
So, mothers, sing the good hymns
about your daily rounds. When you
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aic iiciiv.u auvt hvuij ?>?vm vuv ?? w ?
and care, and feel as if you could not
take another step, burst out in singing.
You will be surprised to find
how soon the heaviness will be taken
away. No one can be out of humor
very long if some helpful, soothing
hymn is sung. Prayer and praise go
Whatever else the children may forget
of their childhood days, they will
never lose the sweet tones and precious
words of the hymn you sing, as you
move about the house doing the daily
duties so necessary to the comfort and
well-being of your family.
The Old Man of Dartmoor.
There was an old man of Dartmoor,
who, for many years, obtained his
livelihood by looking after the cattle
distributed over those wild moorland
hills. At last, through infirmity ana
old age, and the constant and unusual
exposure to all kinds of weather, his
sight entirely failed him, so that he
had to seek an asylum in one of the
wesioi xuugiaau jiiuiujui ics, iucuu
his brief remaining days. While
there he was frequently visited by one
of his grand-daughters, who would
occasioniy read to him portions of
the word' of God.
One day, when the little girl was
reading to him the first chapter of the
First Epistle of John, when she
reacned the seventh verse, "And the
blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth
us from all sin," the old man raised
himself and stopped the little girl, saying,
with all earnestness:
"Is that there, my dear."
"Yes grandpa."
"Then read it to me again ; I never
heard the like before."
The little girl read again :
"And the blood of Jesus Christ his
Son cleanseth us from all sin."
"You are quite sure that is there?"
"Yes quite sure."
"Then take my hand and lay my
finger on the passage, I should like to
feel it."
She took the old blind man's hand
and placed his bony finger on the
verse, when he said :
"Now read it to me again."
The little girl read, with her soft,
sweet voice :
"And the blood of Jesus Christ his
Son cleanseth us from all sin."
"You are quite sure that is there?"
"Yee, quite sure."
"Then if anyone should ask howl
died, tell them that I died in the faith
of these words:
"And the blood of Jesus Christ his
Son cleauseth us from all sin."
And with that the man withdrew
his hand, his head fell softly back
on the pillow, and he silently passed
into the presence of Him whose
"blood cleanseth us from all sin."?
A Slipper-Hiut
No person should run about sleeping
rooms or into halls from bed in bare
' feet. Air currents are constantly in
motion near the floor, and circulation
J is more easily retarded in feet and legs
than the heart. It is therefore a good
plan to have a warm pair of slippers
always close to the bed, that may be
slipped on quickly before one's feet
touch the floor ; made loose enough to
1 be kicked off when climbing into bed
again. For one who is liable to be
called up frequently, as in cases of
" illness, this slipper-hint will prove
- valuable if followed .?American Mayazrte.
*'][ Rest Upon Him."
A young- man once waited upon me
anil said : "My mother is aChristian,
sir, aud I would like to be one, too,
but somehow I cannot get at it. I
cannot get faith although I have read
all the book in the house upon the subject.
I teach a Sabbath-school class,
too, and find myself in rather an awkwark
position. Can you help me,
"I think, under God, lean. It is
not faith you want, but truth. You
want an object for your mind rest
upon. It is not so much how to believe
as what to believe. Do you believe
that book in your hand to be the
word of God ?"
"Why do you ask me, sir? Of
course I do."
"Does it teach that Jesus Christ was
God's Son, and that he died, was buried,
and rose again ?"
"The Bible is full of those doctrines,
and I most certainly believe
"What was it all for?"
"For sinners." Here he said a good
deal about the government of God,
and similar matters.
"Did he die for you ?"
"Ah ! sir, that is precisely what I
would like to know."
"I thought so. Let us turn to Romans
v : 6-8. Are you a sinner ?"
"I have been well wrought up; but
! in the Bible sense I am a sinner, no
"You do not find your name here
and it is well, for there are many persons
of the same name, and then there
might have been some mistake about
that, but there can be no mistake
about your character as here described?'without
strength, 'ungodly,' 'sinner',
'enemy.' Does it suit you?"
"I confess it does, sir."
"Don't you see that the Saviour
died for you, then, as such ? You will
never get more. No sinner will. If
you were at the point of death from
want of food, and had nothing in your
pocket, and saw over door: 'Any
starving man may have food in here
for nothing,' would you not be warranted
to step in and have your wants
supplied? Young man, remember, if
you perish, you shall have that text,
and others like it to face. Christ offers
Himself a Saviour to you, a lost
sinner, and you will not have Him.
This is the sin of sins the condemning
sin. How shall you face the word
'whosoever' in the place of woe?"
In a few minutes, after Btaringalter
nateiy at me ana me paasuge ueiuru
him, he began to sob as if his heart
would burst, and, laying his hand
upon my shoulder, said, "I have it;
I am shut up to it; I now believe;
I have Christ; I rest upon Him."
*4^ ?
Unpleasant Surprises.
"I had invited a friend to spend
Sunday with me," said an over worked
teacher, recently, "and specified in <
writing her that 1 would meet her on,
a certain train on Saturday morning.
Friday evening I was working like a
Trojan over my examination papers,
in order to be ready for her, when in
she burst, rosy and smiling.
"I thought I'd come before you expected
me for a surprise!' she said*
"The pleasure for which I had begun
working was spoiled by the consciousness
that the next week's tasks
would be deplorably behindhand."
This is such a buy, world that it becomes
absurd to think of disposing of
any but perhaps an idle person's time
without reference to his convenience.
Then, too, in the case of visits, few
households are moved by machinery
so perfectly adjusted that it is not to
be disarranged by the arrival of the
"Aunt Mary came last night without
a wnrrl nf warning." fiftfd a POOd 1
housewife, "And the house was full
of teachers from the convention. I
had to put a "bed in the trunk-room for
the children."
"Why will she always try to surfjrise
us?" groaned her sister. "The
ast time sne came to my house Aunt
Sophy was there, and as they don't
speak we sat and walked on pins all
the time."? Youth's Companion,
Loyey Doycj.
A woman weighing something like
two hundred pounds came into the
Grand Central Station the other day
clinging to the bony arm of a little
man who probably tipped the beam at
ninety in his winter clothing.
He led the way to the ladies' waiting-room,
deposited the lady in two
chairs, and started out.
"You wont be gone long, will you,
dearie?" she gasped out. "I feel so
"No, darling; I'll be right back.
Don't worry about me."
"Oh, I shall, dearie, I can't help it,
and I dread being left alone."
"Well, I'll be back in ten minutes."
"Oh, do ; I feel so nervous."
He was gone fifteen minutes, and
when he reached her side again she
tried to tumble into his arms, snd said
sweetly and childishly:
"Oh, Harry ! You were gone an
age. I was so frightened ! Ah, Harry,
I fear that you will find that you
have married a very, very silly little
Babj Bun.
There was just one bunch of white
grapes left on the vines, and at the
tea-table the children asked who
should have it. Lily thought grandma
should. Ned wished to carry it to
his teacher.
It was Baby bun who decided it.
She said, in a sober voice, "I would
give it to a sick little girl somewhere.
She said "dirl" instead of girl, and
"div" instead of give, but they knew
what she meant.
n a ? . i:uu
"AlWayH U BICft UlilIC Ulll DUUIOwhere,"
she said, with a sorrowful
shake of curly little head.
Lily picked the bunch of white
grapes, and Jack went to ask the doctor
where they could find a sick little
"dirl;" and all the children, and
Baby Bun too, went next morning to
"div" the sweet, fragrant white fruit.
Is it Too Late?
It may be too late, quite too late, to
set right mischief once done, to avert
consequences, to stop the working of
evil thatwe have set in motion. But
it is not too late, it is never too late, to
come back to God. If you can't be
what you might have been, yet you
can still be something that Christ will
love and value?a humble, penitent
soul. If you cannot serve God as you
might have done?nay, if you have
done harm that you can never undoyet
you can still give Him what He
values more than all service?a will
surrendered to His will. If it is too
late for everything else, it is never too
late to join the service of Christ.?
The Kaiser and the Little Maid.
a true incident.
A hush in tho school-room prevailed,
Each heart with expectancy burned,
For the Kaiser was coming that dny.
And all eyes to the portals were turned.
And now he has entered the room,
Lo, that Kaiser, so stately and proud,
He has gazed on each sunny head there
That before bim Jn reverence Is bowed.
And now every heart gives a throb,
As before him is stationed a class,
And the Kaiser, ro great and so tall,
Thus questions a bright little lass:
"To which kingdom belongetb this rose?
Taking one from the vnse by bis side;
Her blue eyes were lifted to his,
"To the vegetable," quick she replied;
"Right, right, little maiden; and this?"
And lorth from bis pocket he drew
A fair jeweled watch, with its chain,
And then held it up to her view.
Not a doubt to here blue eyes arose,
As she stood 'neath the Kaiser's proud
But clear came he answer again,
"1U LUC UilUUIUI, on | 11 JUU jiivooD,
With a smile at her answer, so quaint,
Said the Kai6er, so mighty and high,
And now little maid, can you tell
Of which kingdom a member am I ?
Ah! poor little maid, 'twas Indeed,
A specimen strange to her eyes,
She gazed at the Kaiser, so tall,
But mute were her lips with surprise.
A specimen rare?that wise little maid
That question had never heard before.
Of the kingdoms three, to which he belonged
That Kaiser?it puzzled her sore.
The elephant great she had seen,
And tne spotted tigers as well,
Aud the lions, too, with bristliug mane,
And their kingdom she quick ly could tell.
But a Kaiser! ah, never before
Had she seen one so stately and grand;
Sure, not with the rose or the watch,
Or the elephant huge, could he stand.
* A sweet puzzled look filled her eyes,
And she stood in a wondering maze.
On the stately form and the kingly brow
Of the Kaiser she fixed her gaze.
But now springs a light to her eyes,
As, placing bis hand on her head,
"To which kingdom ?" he question again
"To the kingdom of heaven," Bhesald.
Ah ! wise little maid, may thy words
A prophecy true yet unfold,
And when thou shalt enter the kingdom
Thou may'sttben the Kaiser behold.
?M. Annie Trapnell, in Oood Times.
In re Table Etiquette.
Never smack the lips when eating.
Never pick your teeth at table.
\T?vop nronnmp a p.nniinririim or
whisper at table.
Never put your finger into your
Never drum with your fingers on
the table.
Never put your fenite in your
Never put pour elbow on the table.
Never carry fruit or bonbons away
from the table.
Never scrape your plate, or tilt it to
get the last drop of anything it contains*
or wipe it out with a piece of
Never play with your knife and fork
or salt cellar, or balance a spoon on
your glass.
Never watch the dishes as they are
uncovered nor make any exclamation
when their contents are revealed.
N?ver tuck your napkin, bib-fashion,
under your shirt collar. Unfold it and
lay across your lap.
Never say or do anything at table
(hat is liable to produce disgust.
Never strech your feet under the
table so as to touch those of your vis
a vis.
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peach should be pealed.
A Dozen Good Rales.
We were struck lately by the orderly
behavior of a large family of children,
particularly at the table'. We spoke
of it to their father; and he pointed to
a paper pinned to the wall, on which
were written some excellent rules.
We begged a copy for the benefit of
our readers. Here it is:
1. Shut every door after you, and
without slamming it.
2. Don't make a practice of shouting,
jumping or running in the house.
3. Never call to persons upstairs
or the next room ; if you wish to speak
to them, go quietly to where they
4. Always speak kindly and politely
to everybody, if you woulcf have
tnem do the same to you,
5. When told to do or not to do a
thing by either parent, never ask why
you should or should not do it.
.6 Tell of your own faults and misdoings,
not of those of your brothers
and sisters.
7. (jareruiiy ciean me muu or auuvr
off your boots before entering the
8. Be prompt at every meal hour.
9. Never sit down at the table or
in the sitting-room with dirty hands
or tumbled hair.
10. Never interrupt auy conversation,
but wait patiently your turn to
11. Never reserve your good manners
for company, but be equally polite
at home and abroad. |
12. Let your first, last and best confidante
be your mother. ?British Juvenile.
Must Carpets Go J
Carpets, curtains, lambrequins, etc.,
may oe deemed necessary parts of
house furnishing, but they all collect
dust and dirt of a more dangerous
character. In the winter they may be
tolerated, but when summer comes'
they should all be removed to places of
security and protected from light and
insect destroyers. The floors should
be oiled with boiled linseed oil, and
wherever coverings of any kind are
desirable, on account of lessening
sounds, rugs and mats should take the
place of carpets, and plan shades and
shutters will suffice to exclude too
glaring a light and diminish the nuisance.
Floors thus treated are kept
clean much easier, as the oil becomes
incorporated with the wood and makes
a hard finish, as it is oxidized by contact
with the air. The same treatment
or noors, removui ui cmpuis unu unnecessary
materials for the lodgment
of dust and organic impurities will
make the sleeping apartments much
more wholesome. It has long been
acknowledged that carpets are entirely
out of place in the apartments occupied
by the sick, that they retain the
poison of such diseases as small pox,
diphtheria and scarlet fever; ana it
seems strange that a crusade against
them has not been long since organized.?
To Drive Away Mosquitoes.
Some of the Venetian mosquito powder
burned in the room is very effective.
Or, if theherb called pennyroyal
can be obtained, a bunch of it tied at
the head of the bed will drive the
mosquitoes away. So saidOld
men go to death; Deuth comes to
yonng men.
To Mothers.
If you say "No," mean "No."
Unless you have a good reason for
changing a given command, hold to
it. .
Take an interest in your children's
amusements; mother's share in what
pleases them.is a great delight.
Remember that trifles to you are
mountians to them; respect their
Keep up a standard of principles;
your children are judges.
Be honest with them in small
thincs. as well as in preat. If von
cannot tell them what they wish to
know, say so, rather than deceive
As long as it is possible, kiss the
children good-night after they are in
bed ; they like it, and it keeps them
very close.
Bear in mind you are largely responsible
for your children's inherited
characters, and be patient with
If you have lost a child, remember
that for the one who is gone there is
no more to do, but for those left everything.
Make your boys and girl study
physiology ; when there are ill, try to :
make them comprehend why, how
the complaint arose, and the remedy,
so far as you know it.
Impress upon them from early infancy
that they actions have results,
and that they cannot escape conse- i
quences, even by being sorry when
they have done wrong.
Respect their little secrets ; if they <
have concealments, fretting them i
will never make them tell, end time
and patience will.
Allow them, as they grow older, to
have opinions of their own ; make
them indivluals, and not mere
Find out all their special tastes, and
develop them, instead of spending
time, money and patience in forcing
them into studies that are entirely
repugnant to them.
Mothers, whatever else you may
teach you girls, do not neglect to instruct
them in the mysteries of housekeeping.
So shall you put them in
the way of making home happy.
Gardiner Spring on War.
The following selections from the
published writings of Dr. Spring, one
of the very ablest and best ministers
of the American Presbyterian Church,
who died about twenty years ago, are
well worthy of careful reading, and
especially to those Chriistians who
profess to believe that war is agreeable
to the Christian religion. No wonder
that infidelity and immorality greatly
abound in all Christian land9, when
the professed followers of a peaceable
and loving Saviour, by vast numbers
rush in opposite armies to fields of
murderous slaughter. Of all abominable
crimes and cruelties ever committed
on earth, and especially when
done and approved by professed Christians,
mutual butchery in war is unquestionably
the greatest and the most i
horribly abominably, J^et "Chis- (
tians" stop their ware by arbitration if
they have not religion enough to do it
by love to each other: i
"Whatever mav be our refinements ,
in reasoning on the question whether
war justifiable, we cannot be mistaken
When we say that a martial Spirit is
not the spirit of Christianity,"
"If we were called upon to write an
elaborate dissertation in defence of the
Scriptural doctrine of human apostasy
and the entireand unmitigated sinfulness
of the human heart, as it is by nature.
one of our strongest evidences
Mould be the subject of war. We
should have a chapter entitled:
"War, a proof of total depravity."
"It is an indelible blot on the the
pages of Paley's Moral Philosophy: 1
"If an iniury be either perpetuated,
attempted, or even feared, there is just 1
cause for war." A more corrupt, pestilent,
attrocious sentiment has rarely
jbeen advanced than this. The injured,
or suspicious, or ambitious nation
is, of necessity, the sole jndge of
the injqrv perpetauted, attempted, or
feared, This wide range of precaution,
defence, or reparation would have
better suited the moral philosophy of
such a man as Kobespierre or Napoleou.
No wonder nations go to war. <
Dr. Paley did not seem to perceive that
he views he has published 10 the worlds
amounted to a justification of the most
of the wars that ever scourged the human
"The immense latitude give by some
writers to the definition of defensive
war enables it to embrace most of those
wars which are properly and strictly
offensive. It amounts to a vindication
of all wars whatever, as full and com*
1 - ^ A. ? ?/I no
pieie as toe most suugumtu,) auu uropotic
tyrant could desire."
"There is not alife taken in war that
is not as truly chargeable to some one
as premeditated murder,"
"I look upon the Christian church
as a divinely organized Society for the
promotion of Peace. She is, or rather
she ought to be, the most effective
Peace Society in the world."
"On no subject does the tone of public
sentiment need to be changed more
than on war. I verily believe that on
this matter the minds of men have for
ages been under the power of the
Prince of Darkness. His throne is on
the battle-field; glory and dishonor,
victories and defeats, are like the conquests
of his empire. There his power
is felt, and his authority acknowledged
; aud they are no other than the
power and authority of 'that old serpent,
the devil and Satan who deceiveth
the whole world.' The maxims
of war are his maxims. The laws
of war are his laws."
I ln??.in/?A ftrtoinof Ttrnr i a T
A II1S lau^uajjc agumow ?? ?? ?
think, assevereand pointed as any ever
used by William Peun, Jonathan Dymoud,
Noah Worcester, William
Ladd, Thos S. Grimks, Elihu Buritt,
or any other writer on the sin of war.
Dr. Kittridge said, in a recent numof
the Evangelist: "We should regard
the house of God as a sacred
place: aud when, for the sake of pecuniary
profit, we hold entertainments
and fairs in our churches, it is a profauation
of the temple, and the blessing
of God will not rest upon such a
Church. The house of Uod should
always be kept sacred as a house of
. An evangelistic Church is always
a missionary center. Zeal for souls
at home is the kindling fire for the
conversion of the world. If there is
no travail for souls at home, there will
be no interest in the perishing millions
of heathendom. "Beginiug at Jerusalem"
is the divine law of growth
and missionary activity.?The Mission
^ ?
Nothing great was ever achieved
without enthusiasm.
Polite Profanity.
"Oh, mamma, we have two weeks
vacation! Hurrah!" and Johnnie
rushed past in wild joy, flinging up
his hat, and comes with a thump on
mamma's slippered foot. "Greatgod'
ness ! You rough boy, how you have
hurt me !"
Little Bessie, in trying to reach her
doll on the table, knocks over auntie's
work basket and spills its contents
upon the floor. "Heavens and earth !
Bessie, how careless you are !"
Exclamations like these we hear
every day from the lips of sweet-faced
women and pretty young girls. Ladylike
manners and Christian gentleness
hold away, till in a moment of
impatience or sudden pain both are
forgotten. Women who are shocked
to hear a strong expression from husband
or brother, will utter words
themselves that will not bear search
ing examination. Exclamations are
vulgar, as a rule, in any case; even
sucli innocent ones as "deary me,"
'sakes," "law," are 9hunned by cultivated
people; and all women who
really try to lead Christian lives
should be careful in this respect.
Take any one of the common expressions
of polite profanity?examine it?
and the result in each case will be a
direct appeal tg heaven or an apostrophe
to the Eternal God. "O, Lord !"
is a most familiar one. Listen to any
group of women who are well enough
acquainted to drop "company" manners,
and at each hitch in sewing or
faucy work, each little accident, each
exciting piece of news or account of
dire illness, a chorus goes up of "oh
Lord!" "Goodness gracious!" etc.
It may be that there is no intentional
wrong, no desire to break the commandment;
but the continued repetition
of such expressions must blunt
the delicacy of womau'P perceptions
and coarsen her religious fervor.
Should we lightly call upon our Divine
Lord to bear witness to our astonishment,
or invoke the heavens if we
hurt a foot or run a pin into the skin?
Confine yourselves, my dear sisters,
if you must exclaim, to comparatively
harmless "ohs'j and "mys;" at any
rate shun as moral infection all calls
upon the Deity or His attributes. Remember,
as ladies, they verge upon
the vulgar, and as Christians, that
they are certainly profane.
"Swear not at all; neither by heaven
j. _ ?? _ it Ll. XI I
ior it 18 uoa'8 mroue; nor uy me
earth, for it is his footstool. Neither
shalt thou swear by thy head; for
thou canst not make one hair black or
white. But let your communication
be yea, yea; nay, nay: forwliatsoever
is more than these cometh of evil."?
Unconscious Influence.
In Dean Stanley's "Life of Dr. Arnold,
of Rugby," it is related that "at
Harrow, where he once spent a Bunday
with Dr. JLongley, there were
found amongst the few papers of a
poor servant maid who died sometime
afterward, notes of a sermon which he
preached there in th? parish church,
t\nd which she was known to have recurred
to frequently afterward."
Little did Dr. Arnold think, while
he was preaching, that the words
3poken by him would be cherished by
an obscure servant, and would prepare
her for heaven.
This is one of the most encouraging
features of Christian work. The word
spoken is like Longfellow's arrow
which he lost and the song which he
breathed into the thin air:
"But long, long afterward, in an oak,
I found the arrow still nubroke;
And tbe song, from beginning to tbe end,
I found acain in the beart of a friend."
Mr. Samuel Colgate^ of Orange, used
to tell a story of a minister that came
there once to preach, simplv as a supply
for a single Suuday. The sermon
seemed to make rather an unfavorable
impression, and Mr. Colgate himself
spoke of it in a rather deprecatory way.
A little while afterward a candidate
membership in the church, while relating
her experience, described this
very sermon as being the persuasive
message which God sent to her, and
which proved to be the turning point
in her 11 fe.?Judson.
A Fresh View of Life.
Much might be said on the wisdom
of taking a constantly fresh view of
life. It is one of the moral uses of the
night that it gives the world anew tc
us every morning, and of sleep that
makes life a daily recreation. If we
always saw the world, we might grow
weary of it. If a third of life were
not spent unconsciousness, the rest
might become tedious. God is thus
all the while presenting the cup of
life afresh to our lips. Thus, after
a night of peaceful sleep, we behold
the world as new and fresh an wonderful
as it was on the first morning of
creation, when God pronounced it
"very good." And a sleep itself has a
divine alchemy that gives us to ourselves
with our primitive energy of
body and mind. The days are not
mere repititionsof themselves, to-morrow
will have another meaning; I
shall come to it with larger vision than
I have to-day.?T. T. Hunger.
It seems the height of folly to waste
vast sums of money to building navies
and heavily armed and armored warships,
when a single dynamite bomb
will send the largest ana best equipped
man-of-war to the bottom instantly.
If those who make war had to do the
fighting we might reasonably hope
that these very destructive implements
of death would act as a deterrent
against nations declaring war, but in
most cases those who are most to blame
in kindling the war flame are careful
to keep at a safe distance from the scene
of conflict, and send innocent and,
possible, peace-loving men to me rroni
to kill and be killed. There is, we believe,
a growing sentiment among the
masses against war?a sentinir lit which
sooner or later rulers will have to respect.
Dynamite bombs and torpedoes
are likely to quicken that sentiment.
Always Finding Fault.
Let us take care to include in our
petitions an urgent entreaty that the
good Lord in his mercy will keep us
from finding fault with each other.
This habit, allowed to grow and grow,
becomes a very upas tree in many a
household, killing all peaceand breaking
down the unity and comfort of
home. It is so easy to point out what
is wrong and forget that the action
criticised was perhaps done with the
best ability of the doer. Even if we
are really sure of being able to do it
better, there is no excuse for discouraging
the attempt made by another.
Most law-suits have barbed wire
coucealed about them for everybody
but the lawyers.
Style and Style.
Farmer at tbe plow, ,
Wife milking cow,
Daughter* spinning yarn.
Sons thrashing In the barn.
All happy to a charm.
The farmer gone to see a show.
His daughter at the piano,
Madrnn guyly dressed in satin.
All the boys are learning Latin,
With a mortgage on tbe term.
Male Irreliylon.
Eewer men than women attend
church. Why is this?
While there are fewer men than women
in church, there are more
men thau women in prison. Shortersighted
and more dull of perception, *
mau fails to discern ^he degradation
and folly of evil doing, and so is more
easily led into crime. The perpetration
of felony and the neglect of religion
are but difiereat manifestations of
the same trait of charater, a failure to
appreciate tne dignity or spiritual elevation,
an inability to see anything
worth seeking except the coarse gratifications
of the preseut moment. The
creed of worldliness and crime is that
the preseut is to bo preferred to the fixture,
the immediate to the more re- mote,
the material to the spiritual,
personal interests to the welfare of humauity;
while the underlying principle
in religious striving is that the true
way to live is to live for humanity,
not self alone?for the moral and
spiritual, not sensual and material.
It is the man that inclines to the for*
mer view, the woman who i? more
easily won to the latter.
Is it not, then, because men are
stronger-minded that they are less attentive
to religious things; it hr because
they are actually weak of vision,
unable to perceive that the spiritual
is nobler than the sensual, that the r -'
cultivation of moral interests is wiser
than absorption in materials-things.
The lofty contempt wtlft^iMijeh
worldly men regard,religion enpnptness
is of .the same nature m ttwytth ..
which the ignorant mau regsrw bis
neighbor who spends his time over
books, or the thfeft, regards the one
who is too tenderly conscientious to
steal. It is not because of greater sagacity,
but because of inferior discernment
that fewer men than women, attend
church.?Christian Inquirer. - *
to be strictly honest in all things!
How few tell a a tor/ with exact truthfulness
! How often does imagination
supply a missing link of memotyt
How often are sober facts paintfed'aibd
trimmed to make them more admirable
! How frequently do lawyers 'sophisticate
for their clients from a supposed
sense of fidelity! How ofteii do
physiciad9 deceive their patients from
a sense of humanity!" How often do
religious teachers, bound to honesty,
by every law of decency and cbriitstency,
vary in the heat of debate, this
way or that way, from strict candor'
and fairness! Truth is universally
good; falsehood universally evil.
JEvery lie is a grating discord in the
music of the spheres. It is a shape- '
less block that fits nowhere. If you
lift the truth out of its environments,
you can put it back at any time; and
it will fit in its place exactly- Nothing
else will fit there. It "TequI?w-*o
study to tell the truth, but a lie is a
work of art, demanding great pains-,
taking and ingenuity; yet no amouqt
of care will make a lie answer in the
Elace of the truth. In conversation
ow careful the Christian should be?
must be?to magnify or minify nothing!
How careful not to color or distort!
Even in writing, cool and slow as is
the prscess, there is danger that passion
and prejudice shall lead us to attempt
to make the worse appear the
better reason. Merits are claimed for
our cause that do not belong to it, and
uur aumguuiob i a xuaug tu oiuai v uuuvt
the lash of misrepresentation. A deliberate
sophism is an intentional lie.
O for a deep, genuiue, powerful revival
of common honesty on the globe ! "
Unappreciated Love.? "My
mother gets me up, builds the fire, gets
my breakfast, and sends me off," safd
a bright youth. "What then ?"said the
listener. "Then sbe gets ray father up
and gets his breakfast and sends him
off; she then gets the other children
their breakfast and sends them to
school, and then she and the baby
have their breakfast." "How old fe
the baby ?" "Oh, she is most two, but
she can walk and talk as well as any of
us." "Are you well paid?" "I get 2
dols a week; father gets 2 dols a day"
"How mueh does your mother get 7."
With a bewildered look the boy said,
"Mother! why she don't work for anybody."
"I thonghtyou said sheworked
for all of you?" "0, yes, she doeis,
but there ain't no money in it."
Every person is, in one way or Another,
changed by his accidental or hia
purported coutact with external forms
of evil. If he resists or rebuke them,
he is purified, strengthened, and ennobled.
If he countenances or yields
himself to them, he is weakened and
degraded. It is not the stone in our
pathway that throws us down ; but It
is our own blindness to it, or our disrogard
of it, that causes us to stumble;
for the stumbling is only a part of our
own motion. We would do well to
consider that external evils do not
harm us, but that we harm ourselves
by out attitude toward, and our conduct
with relation to, them.
Culinary Item.
Matilda Snowball is cook for the
family of Col. Percy Yerger. Mi*
Yerger had unexpectedly received
company, but was unprepared to entertain
them. " -'
"Matilda, we will have a poor dinner
I expcct we will have to make an apology."
' ' .
" Make apology! How kiu we make
a pology! We ain't got no eggs, U<y
butter, no nuffin ?
Many church members livfe restlessly
under the requirements of church
rules and church discipline, as if these
: restraints were arbitrary and human.
They act as if they could indulge in
all their unsanctifled desires, tf only
| the church would permit' them to do
! so.
I They forgot that the obligation to do
! good and to live apart from contact
! with evil is imposed by God's -will.
The Bible is more rigid in its demantis
for a pure life than are the rules of any
church. To live in such a way aar to
keep on good terms with the brethren
merely is dishonoring to God.
God loves the meanest old sinner on
I the earth as much as he loves the' beet
I Christian.

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