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BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1888. VOLUME XXSIII NO. 16.
Things That Never Die. The pure, the bright, the beautiful, That stirred our hearts in youth : The impulse to a worklless prayer, The dreams of love and truth. The lonjrin<r after something lost, The spirit's yearning ery, t The striving after better hopes? These things can never die. The timid hand stretched forth to aid A brother In his need ; The kindly word in trrlefs dark hour, That proves a friend indeed; The plea of mercy softly breathed When justice threatened high, The sorrow of a contrite heart? These things shall never die. The cruel and the bitter word, That wounded as is fell: The chilling want of sympathy We feel but never tell; The hard repulse that chills the heart, "Whose hopes were bounding high, In an unfaalng record kept? These things shall never die. Let nothing pass, for every hand Can find some work to do; Lose not a chance to awaken love, Be firm and Just and true; So shall a light that canuot fade Beam on thee from on high, And angel voices say to thee, TheRP thlnca slinll naver die. List of Arbitrations. >. The Herald of Peace, London, has the followingWe record a few instances whereiu Arbitration has been successfully tried, with the name of the countries, and the year in which the Arbitration took place 1. Between Great Britain and the United States in 1794. 2. France and the United States in 1803. 3. Spain and the United States in 1818. 4. Great Britain and the United States in 1826. 5. Belgium and Holland in 1834. 6. France and England in 1835. 7. England and America in 1838. 8. Portugal and the United States in 1850. 9. England and the United States in 1853. 10. England and the United States in 1855. 11. Chili and the United States in 1858. 12. Paraguay and the United States in 1859. 13. Great Britain and Brazil in 1SG3. 14. Canada, Costa Rica, and the United States in 1SG0. 15. Peru and the United States in 1863. 16. Great Britain and the United States in 1864. 17. Ecuador and the United States in 1864. 18. France and Prussia in 1S67. 19. Turkey and Greece in 1867. 20. England and Spain in 1867. 21. Great Britain and the United States (on the "Alabama") in 1871. 22. Italy and Switzerland in 1874. 23. Great Britain and Portugal (about Delagoa Bay) in 1S75. 24. China and Japan in 1S76. 25. Persia and Afghanistan (Seistan Arbitration) in 1S77. 26. Spain and the United States (about Cuba) in 1879. 27. Great Britian and Nicaragua in 1879. 28. United States and France in 1880. 29. United States and Costa Rica in 1881. 30. France and Nicaragua in 18S1. 31. Chili and Columbia in 1SS1. 32. Great Britain and Nicaragua (about Mosquito Indians) in 1SS1. 33. Chili and Argentine Republic (about Straits of Magellan, etc.) in 1881. 34. Great Britain and the United States (about Nova Scotia Fisheries) in 1881. 35. Turkey and Greece in 1882. 36. Holland and Hayti in 1882. If instead of arbitration these governments had plunged into war, murdering thousands of men and peopling their countries with widows and orphans, what u number of war-begotten "heroes" would have , been canonized in gilted history and coscty monuments ! But as it was and as it goes little is said of the wise men who saved their countries froru the incalculable horrors and losses of accursed war. "This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength : nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war: uut uuu sinner uesuuyem liiuuii good." If peace-makers "shall be called the children of God," what should warmakers be culled? A Heroine Indeed. It is now a long while since what I am going tell you took place. I went to a funeral among s trail gel's to uie. They had sent for me, as pastor of the nearest church. When I reached the house I saw on the steps a person whom I knew. I said to him, "Who is the person who is dead ?" He replied : "It is a very sad case, indeed. The people have just moved here. They have come a thousand miles. The husband is sick and weak. His wife always had good health. She was the . stay and support of the children and / i the house. They have been here only two weeks. The mother lu\.s died: she had been sick but a few days." T went in and sat down. As I was niu.sinir on what to say I looked around. At the head of the eoflin sat the father, feeble in health, stunned, brokenhearted. Ranged in a row at the side were five children?the oldest, a girl fourteen years old. There were only three or four in the room beside the family. When I finished, as they were carrying the coftin to the door, one of the little children cried out, "Where are you taking my mother in that ugly box?" O, it was pitiful! The next day I called and saw the oldest girl. I said, "You will have to be a mother to your little brothers aud sisters, aud comfort to your poor father." She answered: "Mother told me she was going to heaven and she would not forget me, and God would help me, and I must take care of the children, and 1 am going to do it." I looked at her with amazement. She was small and childliko in appearance, but something in her tone awed me. It seemed as if a woman, a mother, indeed, were speaking. For two years I saw the family. The house was kept in beautiful order. The children were always at Sabbath1 * ?- * -t 11 J scnooi, auu aiways wen-uivseeu, auu always knew their lessons. Then I left that part of the country and have never heard from tliem since. But down in every girl's heart and mind is the power to do great things if she meaus to do them. God always helps good intentions. May none of my young readers have such a burden placed upon their young shoulders! If they should, may they have the Everlasting Arms to help them bear it! Pugilism. That the Prince of Wales should return to his former evil associations, and descend from the royal pedestal to again become the patron of pugilists, and blackguards, mustbeacause of deep regret to his best friends and supporters, especially to those who believed ''His Royal Highness" had sown all his wild oats and become a rof/.mioil nhovflf.tor Pavlimflnt piinpfs that pugilism is brutalizing and must be suppressed by the strong arm of the law. The Prince of Wales considers it ennobling, and shakes by the hand men whose avowed object is to break, or evade the law. In America no decent citizen would be seen with Sullivan, who is said to be a low ruffian and yet this is the man whose society is courted by the future king of these realms, and by some half-dozen coarse-natured beings yclept Peers. The press is, however, a bigger sinner than the Prince. The press heralds the coming of the pugilists, announces their arrival, and chronicles their doings; but for the publicity which the press aflbrds them, the world would never know anything about them. Day by day newspaper columns are filled with details concern ing their movements; the public first become curious, then interested, and at last excited. The same amount of advertising would make popular or notorious anything or anybody. Sev- ' eral journals have professed to lament the revival of pugilism. Now it is bad enough to create an evil, but having done so, to pretend to deplore its existence is rank hypocrisy. The curse : of modern journalism is an inordinate desire to be sensational.?The (London) Arbitrator. + Business men, especially those who are thorough, prompt and methodical, are guided by certain elementary principles. In some cases these principles are formulated into simple rules, which cover even the details of conduct. A prominent New York banker attributes his . success in business to the care with which he has obeyed these plain rules: Take time for eating, sleeping and digestion. Don't worry. Be satisfied with your work after doing it well. Never ask another to do what you ought to attend to personally. Shun the slightest appearance of dishonesty as you would shun the plague. Always meet your appointments on time. Never Jate. If possible, not much ahead of the moment. Don't talk too much. Let your actions speak for yourself. ]ie honest, even if you lose money by it. Never let business interfere with home duties. Remember that money alone cannot buy peace, nor true friends, nor a loving ami happy family. It is refreshing, in these days of speculation and dishonest dealings to know that a man can live according to the above principles and yet make money. It shows that honesty and business can go hand in hand. The Christian's fellowship with God is rather a habit than a rapture, He is a pilgrim who has the habit of look! ing forward to the light before him and | of not looking back ; he has the habit 'of walking steadily in the way, whatever be the weather and whatever the road. I Homo?For Particulars seo Below. Home is a common topic of conversation and a subject upon which the best pens are emyloyed. And nowonrift* Thn wnrrl r^nnlls the daVH of childhood with all their delightful associations ; the diiys of youth and the pleasures of that auspicious season ; the days of maturer life with the more sober joys and the profounder cares which had their source or their relief within its sacred precincts. The word brings to mind a father going forth in the morning to labor, aud returning as the night drew on to bless and brighten the family circle: a mother whose busy hands, tireless feet, and gentle words were a constant benediction: brothers and sisterssome of whom perhaps are not?who where the partners of our sports, went with us to school, and whodividedand so multiplied all our joys. From the home issues the streams which are to bless or to blight socie ty, the state, the world. All confess that it is vain to look for the regeneration of society and true progress unless the home be purified and from it as from a living fountain be poured the life-giving streams. Can nothing be done to make this centre of influence holier and so a richer blessing to all ? Can not a few simple rules be given which, duly observed, will promote these worthiest ends ? Will not these following rules, few and simple, do so? Rule I. The home must be the gathering place for all members of the family. The father's labors will keep him away ^during most of the day ; and the children's school or other duties will take them from home. But when evening comes the father's work is done, and the schools are closed, and the mother's more pressing domestic duties are ended for a time. Then all must gather and abide under the rooftree. The father must not eat his supper in haste and in silence, and then rush abroad to find his pleasures. He has engaged to cherish his wife. Let him abide at home: let him cheer her who has been the light and guardian of his house in his absence, and patiently ,.filled her round of service, though not always light, not always pleasant, not always free from petty vexations. Let him tell her what he has seen and heard, and what has chanced in the business of the day. Let the sons too remain at home, where the safest and purest pleasures are to be found?or, if pleasures are to be taken abroad, let them be enjoyed together. An entertainment which would be beautiful to a husband and father will be doubly so to a wife and children, and especially so if it can bo enjoyed in the company of husband and fa-1 ther. Rule II. It is not enough to be together : the intercourse must be such as will profit, increase enjoyment, and make home attractive. There must be no inconsiderate or harsh word. Reproof must not be given without urgent occasion. Many trifling irregularities may be best corrected by quietly calling attention to them. They do not demand severe rebuke; indeed, this may aggravate what it seeks to cure. The tones of the voice must be subdued ; often indeed the most effective correction of what is wrong is to be found in silence. There is healthful moral influence in gentle tones; and these should characterize an speech. A little time given in help to children with their lessons, or some participation in their . innocent pastimes will make home attractive and the evenings at home delightful. Rule III. The most unreserved freedom and candor should mark the intercourse. All unnecessary restraints are to be removed, and one part of the family must have no secrets in which the other may not share. Beyond doubt there are matters of which the father and mother only should speak ; but these matters must be as few as possible. Secretiveness and want of candor are cultivated in children by the example of parents. Evidently they have many things which they do not wish their children to know ; so it follows that soon the children have many things which are carefully kept from the knowledge of their parents. Conversation with children about business and other affairs increases self-respect and manliness of spirit. Rule IV. The ufmost noliteness must praee Jill intercourse. Not that there is to be ceremonious stiffness ; but there must always be politeness. "I'll thank you to do os and so," said to a child, is not a waste of good manners. "When any service is rendered, to say "I am obliged to you," is not lost. The child is the parent's echo, and soon responds in the tone and manner which parents practice. This politeness is to grace the intercourse of the parents to themselves. Discourtesy to a wife not only wounds, but also impairs her influence and lessens the affection and respect which children should always show to their mother. A sharp reply to a husband irritates, makes the children unhappy, and disposes the father to find his pleasure elsewhere than at his own fireside. RULE V. The conversation and doings of the home circle are, with proper exceptions, to be regarded as too sacred to be made known toothers. Some pleasant things may be told ; but much must ever remain untold. There is much at home which is very pleasant and proper there, but too delicate to be carried abroad. And so, one of the earliest lessons which the members of a family must learn is to regard the joy and sorrows of home as subjects proper to be known at home, but not to be spread abroad. Rule VI. If children desire young friends to take tea with them, or if such should drop in to spend an hour, no look or word must show that the parents are displeased because of the inconvenience either may occasion. If there should be a reason why the children's friends should not be entertained at a given time, le< them know the reason, and name the time when you will be pleased to see their friends. It is a source of pleasure to children to entertain occasionally their companions, and the pleasure is always heightened when they know that what gives them pleasure also gratifies their parents. Rule VII. Not to multiply these rules,?let he day be opened and closed with worship. It need not be dull and uninteresting,?it must not be so. A few verses of the Holy Book reverently read ; a stanza or two of sacred song; brief thanksgiviDg for mercies received, and brief supplications for blessings needed, will most fitly open the gates of the morning, and close them when weariness, night and silence invites repose. If these and kindred rules be observed the home will be happy, its influence be Godward, and the streams of society fed from this sacred fountain will be pure, healthful and lifegiving. Then, as to Adam Paradise was home, to such families home will be Paradise, from which will be wafted to the outer world a refreshing fragrance?out of which will shine a light to dispel gloom, and sorrow and sin.?B. E. Methodist. To Make Tough Steak Tender. When it is impossible to preserve the beefsteak in edible condition until it becomes tender by natural means, proceed as follows, allowing as long a time as is convenient for carrying out the method. Let the steak be cut at least an inch thick, because it will be more juicy and full-flavored than if cut thin, while it will be possible to cook it as well-done, ?? '1 ? - ?? 1 m?. lr me proper care is exeruiseu. jnm off all the fat that is not likely to be eaten with the steak, aud have it used to make drippings while it is still good. Use a platter large enough to permit the steak to lay perfectly flat, pour upon it enough vinegar to cover the bottom, and at least four tablespoonfuls of absolutely sweet salad oil for a threepound steak; but do not salt it. (The [application of salt to the cut surface of uncooked meat has a tendency to draw out its juices, thus depriving it of flavor and nutriment.) If the steak is to be used for dinner, put it in the oil and vinegar early in the morning, and turn it over every hour, keeping it in a cool ' place, protected from flies. If it is intended for breakfast, put it in the dish so prepared about supper-time and allow it to remain untouched until bedtime ; then turn it and let it stand until morning. The action of the vinegar upon the meat will tend to soften and relax the fibers, thus making the meat tender, while the oil will prevent 1 the surface from becomming dry and hard. No other fat can so well accom- ' plish this result, because all others are hard when cold ; the oil does not impart auy flavor to the meat, and it does increase its nutritive properties. The steak is to be cooked either by broiling or frying, according to the writer's 1 methods, without attempting to remove from it any of the oil or vinegar that adheres to it; neither will impart ; any unpleasant flavor to the meat; in fact, it will be improved in every way by their use. Water For the Suffering Infants. When the baby is suffering and rest- 1 less, without apparent cause, offer it water, and in nine casses out of ten relief will follow. Many mothers do ' not know that nursing children need water as much as larger children. It 1 is safe to boil the water and let it get cold, a supply being in this way always 1 lroi-vf lmnrJ Philrli'un whoil I U UU JUHliU* VUliUJl^Li || &1VU vvvv?* ing suffer very much from thirst, and a cold wet cloth laid on their gums will often comfort them. A bit of ice wrapped in a towel may be used to rub the gums, though care jmist be used, of course, not to let too much ice-water get into the stomach of the infant at onetime. But as much pure cool water as it relishes cannot hurt it. A true sarcasm is like a sword-stick ?it appears at first sight to be much more innocent than it really is, till all of a sudden there leaps something out ' of it?sharp and deadly and incisive? which makes you tremble and recoil. ^ ?Sidney Smith. ( It is not the man who thinks well, ^ feels well, and talks well, but the man , who does well?does the will of our Fa- j tlier in heaven, upon whom the ( Divine blessing is pronounced. Let lis , not forget thi9. Sunday Lairs* I5V 1). C. KNOWLES, D.J>. One of the greatest perils to tlu American people Is a growing skepti cism as to the utility of law. Mora agencies are said to be positive and saving, while the legal are asserted tt be negative and useless. This growing sentiment is stated in this form "You cannot make men good by law.'1 This eloquent deliverance is announced with an air of triumph as ii it ended all controversy. The conclusion drawn is that all nrohibitorv legislation is unwise and nugatory, Now if our young people are to be fed on such nonsense as this it will not be long before we shall reap a whirlwind of confusion, for this sentiment leads to a contempt for all government. The pulpit is not wholly free from responsibility in the inculation of such a doctrine, for it has often exalted moral forces to the great disparagement of legal restraints. The fact is there is great confusion of thought every where in the popular mind concerning the true office of law. No wise man will ever assert that law directly makes men good. This is not its sphere. Law simply begets conditions favorable to the operation of moral forces. It environs the moral anrnn f wif.li tlmaa nirnnmafonnoa flint MllU bllVOV VliVVIUItJ IMilVVU fXAMi give moral agencies free action and the best conditions for the regeneration of the soul. Law co-operates with moral forces, clearing the way for their exerecise. It is the pioneer corps cutting a road through the moral jungle for the advance of civilization, It is sheerest folly to despise this helpmeet to progress. These words need to be spoken and emphasized. This nation needs to cultivate a profound respect for law by showing its true relations to individual and public good. This especially applicable to Sunday legislation. Multitudes are indifferent to laws relating to secular business on Sunday, because they think mer are not made good by law. They fee] that moral agoncles alone are to be trusted. But how can moral agencies have their fullnest influence on the public conscience unless law shall lay its prohibitory hand on the whirling wheels of business and command "Peace, be still." Human cupidity will destroy mat baoDatn calm wmcn is so peculiar to our American Sabbath unless we arrest its action by law, When that religious calm has departed how can our moral agencies reach the masses ? This is the problem we have before us. The soul needs quiet il it would apprehend God and duty, and this quiet is the product of law. Discard the law and the quiet goes with it, and ere long all forms of industry will be in full blast. It is our duty to save the conditions most favorable to the saving influences of the Gospel, and this is the Sabbath problem in a nutshell. Brazil. Brazil is as large as the United States, not including Alaska, and occupies nearly half of all South America. It was sett'ed in 1500 by Portuirnnao wlm tnnlr nnaacairtn nf if in flip name of their king and the Pope, and for more than 300 years it remained under Portugese rule. In 1807, when Napoleon declared war against Portugal, John VI, the reigning sovereign, took refuge in Brazil, and on the fall of Napleon in 1815, Brazil was raised to the rank of a kingdom, John assuming the title of king of Portugal, Algarve and Brazil. He remained in Brazil thirteen years and then returned to Portugal, leaving his son Pedro as regent. Two years after this the Brazilians desired independence, and Pedro, not wishing the control to pass out of his family, declared it a free and independent State, and assumed the title of Emperor, as Dom Pedro I. In 1826, he became king of Portugal also, by the death of his father, but resigned that crown to his infant daughter and remained in Brazil. Soon after this 3enous disputes arose between Himself and the Brazilian chamber of deputies, which only ceased with his abdication, in 1831, in favor of his son, Pedro II, then iu his sixth year. Three regents were appointed during the youug Emperor's minority, and at fifteen he was declared of age and crowned iu 1841, as Dom Pedro II. He is still Emperor, and is a wise aud liberal ruler. He has introduced a gradual emaucipation of slaves, allowed religious freedom, established schools and introduced machinery, so that the people aud the country are greatly improved ^since he began to reign." The present form of government is a consiitutioual monarchy, and is the only one on the American continent. The country is divided into twenty provinces, which are governed by presidents appointed by the Emperor. The former prevailing idea that the icme of hospitality was reached through the culinary department, and that io make men happy you must feed them abundantly is happily . hanging; the cordial and iniaflected greeting of the host and hostess, their sincere desire to contribute to the happiness of their friends, making amends lor and shortcomings in the decorations of the house or the brevity of the menu. What Others Say. TJ'csleyan Advocate. To Prevent War.?The Senate of j the United States, one day last week, . passed the concurrent resolution invitI ing friendly nations to negotiate for ar[ bitration. This is another signal ) triumph of Christianity. Two things are certain; 1. Christ : first taught mankind the evil of war i and the excellent of peace. 2. Chris. tians inspired by the teachings of r Christ have brought about the grow. ing disposition among secular rulers to . arbitrate disputes. The proposition first made in the form of resolutions In rolioriAiici hn/ISaa onH inrlnranrl htr +V10 ? 111 ivugiuuo uuuivg uuu luuuiotu k/J VAA\, [ religious press, for a long time met t with only sneers and contempt of pol. iticians and legislative assemblies. . Many still believe the proposition impracticable, but the thought has grown . upon Christian nations until the strongest of them have come to be will. ing to try it. It is not prophecy, but only the interpretation of events, to say that there will be peace in our day, . or if not in ours, in that of our children. For lo ! the Prince of peace is coming. Noiseless as the rising sun the Light of of the world is causing men to see light in His light and to leave the old well-trod paths of darkness. Presbyterian. The Romish Church declines to be patronized by Mr. George W. Cable. In his Bible class in Boston, he spoke of it as "one ofthe mightiest branch es of the Christian Church." "Do not tell me," he exclaimed, "that they are not a Christian Church because they are not orthodox ; for our orthodoxy will never save us !" In response to i this glittering generality, the Catholic ' Review administers to Mr.Cable the ' following snub: "Mr. Cable is in error. The Catholic Church is not a ' branch of the Christian Church. It is the Christian Church, and outside of i it there is no salvation!" And thus i Mr. Cable's claims to be an arbiter of I orthodoxy are flouted. Excliangc. The readiness of many secular newspapers to report whatever is adverse in | regard to Sunday legislation, is not a r favorable sign. It reveals an ignorance of the real situation of affairs. | The truth is there is no business enterprise or profession in our land that j does not largely owe its prosperity fo the legal protection of the Sabbath. J Break down the barriers that law has . thrown about this day, and the capi| talist, as well as the laborer, would soon find himself amid the perils of national anarchy. A DA^All.'AiiAn i ii ivccuiiuiiiauuui A pleasing instance of a succeessful ' effort to restore peace is related in tbe life of the Rev. John Owen. The Rev. Charles Simeon and the Rev. Robert Hall were offended with each other, and in their anger declined intercourse. After several friends had tried to restore peace and failed, Mr. Owen wrote , the following lines on two cards, and then left one at the house of each of the two foes: "How rare that task a prosperous issue finds Which seeks to reconcile discordant minds! How many scruples rise to passion's touch! This yields too little, and that asks too much; Each wishes each with other's eyes to see; Ana many sinners can't maKe two agree ; What mediation then the Savior showed who siugly recouciled us all to God The first man who read the lines was so strongly impressed by them that he hastened from his house to 'call upon his offended friend. The friend had also read the lines, and being affected by them, had done the same; and the offended persons met each other in the street. A reconciliation instantly took place?reconciliation which, it is believed, was never interrupted nor regreted by either of those useful and highly esteemed men.? Western Christian Advocate. Homes Without God. One alarming evil of the nineteetli century is the number of irreligious homes found in every community. Not homes without culture, refinement and elegance ; not homes wanting in social and worldly enjoyment; but irreligious homes?homes in which practically there is no prayer, no God, no Bible reading, 110 worship. Practically" God is as much excluded from many homes as He is from the marts of trade or the ball-room. Alas for such homes! the father unsaved, bearing no testimony for Christ, placing before the children no Christian example. Sometimes both parents ure uncovered and as different to the Gospel or to a word like this as the most blasphemous infidel. Oli, what a calamity is this! If parents are irreligious, and can dispense with God and His Church, how arc we to expect better of the children ? Godly homes have done more for the Gospel throughout the world than any other single agency. If this lie true, who can speak the dreadful influence and results of irreligious homes, many of them excellent in many things, but wholly un-Christiau? God have mercy on such.?Ow Youny People. Vanity, perhaps, has made more people polite and even endurable than has any one of the virtues. ; = The Cheerful Face. ? ^ .. A blessing on the cheerful face, Wherever It Is found; -ft A sunhine in a shady place, It touches gloom with light and graee, And gladdens all around. Who has not felt the subtile spell That lurks in sunny eyes? " ... Tbo lips where smiles foreyer dwell: The cloudless brow that seems to tell'. - - --01 Of hope that never dies. .. . One glance the drooping spirit cheers, ' --iS As in the gloom we grope, . ' \ . ^ Lifts us above this vale of tears, , ; ' > Beyond the doubts, beyond the feara,' To realms of light and hope. . The features may be very plain, 'r|s But if the soul shines bright, Around our heart It weaves a chain, ? Which beauty's self would cast In vain Untouched by inward light. : And who knows not the sunshine thrown - i By even a baby's face; That,shining at a loving tone, * . Is gladly raised to meet your own . With almost angel-grace. Yet more we prize the chastened glow ' Thof oflporl fn Ada n*ao? ' uuu ugcu lavco *t vol 9 - - . - - -i When done with earth, Its storms, ltfiwdeT * Heaven's bliss they for a while forego, To lift our spirits there. ... GRAINS. ' Bad men excuse their faults; goodmen will leave them. ' Conduct is the great profession. What a man does tells us what he is. Prayer is so mighty an instrument % that no one ever thoroughly mastered all its keys. They sweep along the in- .3 finite scale of man's wants and God's % goodness. Do to day's duty, and fight to-day's .. temptation; do not weaken and dls- ' ' ^ tract yourself by loooking forward to things you cannot see, and could, not understand if you saw them. If you can live gently, patiently, un- % murmuringly amid all your frets and irritations, day after day, that is hero-. || ism. That is your task. Youaretoresolve to do it! No one, not even God will do it for vou. *. Of course you believe in prayer, but '* how much do you believe |ln it; aa much as you do iu eating? You eat three times a day and often between times. Do you believe that much in prayer? The church should be Intention . nothing else but this, the roceiving in full equipping power the Holy Ghost; she should be careful and prayerful for naught else, for He comprehends all good to her. It is an excellent exchange to put with outward comforts for inward graces. Friery trials are nothing, if you gain patience; sickness with patience is better than health, loss with patience is better than gain. The great temptation to which we. are more or less exposed is that of -J of losing sight of God in the ordinary actions of the day. It is hard to feel that every action of every day is capable of being so done as to advance or hinder our growth in grace. When we repress a kindly and generous impulse toward others, we not only wound their feelings, but do in- ?' jury to moral principal in ourselves. To make them leas happy we matte ourselves less worthy?so that, in the end, we lose and suffer most by it. > A great mind observes great laws, broad inward principles, guides its conduct by fixed and determinate methods; while a great mind sets order at defiance and imagines itself to be free when it is simply lawless. Do right, and although your neighbor may scorn and avoid you to-day, in the end you will find the whole world, nature, and God, on your side. Truth is the central sun of the universe.- Be truth yourself. While under trial, a child has a habit of turning to its father; he is not like a penitent who has been whipped into this state ; it is natural to him. It is dark, and the child has nowhere rim lint, to its father. Those that call the corporeal bodies, the bodies of sin and death, please the Devil well enough, for he well knows that as long as they so believe, his ".7* S3 birth and seed will remain in them without hindrance. Against Dark Stables. In condemning dark, dungeon?l(ke stables, a recent writer declares that many a horse suffers from imperfect eye-sight in consequence of being kept | in such quarters. Then, again, light | is essential to health, he continues. You cannot dwell in a house or ajiartment where the sunlight never strikea and the full daylight never oomes, without becoming depressed, gloomy, sour, and sick. This fact is beginning to be recognized by many intelligent persons. The same effect in kind, if not in degree, is produced on the horse or other animal that constantly stands in the cold twilight of a never-nunlighted stable. You must have light as well as air and food or you cannot euiov perfect health. Neither can your horse, Our Country's Need. In a recent address Mr. James Bugsell Lowell uttered the following true and noble words: Our politicians are so busy studying the local eddies of prejudice or interest that they allow ;the main channel of our]national energies to be obstructed by dams for the grinding of private grist. Our leaders no longer lead, but are skilful as Indians in following the faintest trail oflpublic opinion. I find it generally admitted that our moral standard in politics has been lowered and is every day going lower.