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BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1889. VOLUME XXXIV. NO. 12. A Solitary Way. There is a mystery in human hearts. And though we were encircled by a host Of those who love us well, and arc beloved, To every one of us, frotn time to time, There comes a sense of utter loneliness. Our dearest friend Is "stranger" to our Joy. And cannot realize our bitterness. "Thefre is not one who really understands, Not ono to enter in to all I leel;" Such is the cry of each of us in turn. We wander in a "solitary way," No matter what or where our lot may be; Each heart, mysterious even to Itself, Must live Its inner life in solitude. And wonld you know the reason wny this is? It Is because the Lord desires our love, In every heart He wishes to be first, He therefore beeps the secret-key himself, To open all Its chambers, and to bless With perfect sympathy, and holy peace. Each solitary soul which comes to Him. So when we feel this loneliness, It is The voice of Jesus saying, "Come to me! And every time we are "not understood," It Is a call to us to come again; For Christ alone can satisfy the soul, And those who walk with Him from day to day Can never have "a solitary way." And when beneath some heavy cross you faint. And say, "I cannot bear this load alone," Yon say the truth. Christ made ltpurposely, 80 heavv that vou must return to Him. the bitter grief, which "110 one understands," Conveys a secret message from the King, Entreating yon to come to Him afrain. The man of sorrows understands it well, In all points tempted He can feel with yon. You cannot come too often, or too near. The Son of God is Infinite in grace. His presence satisfies the longing soul, And those who walk with Him from day to day Can never have "a solitary way." On Pike's Peak. The officer in charge of the United States Signal Service Station on the top of Pike's Peak passes his days in a low, flat building made of stone and anchored and bolted to the granite boulders. During the winter he has no connection whatever with the rest of the world. No human being can ascend to his station, and it is almost impossible for him to go down, Lee Meriwether, who ascended the snow covered mountain one July day, says that the signal officer's face wears that care-worn, depressed expression which comes from unbroken solitude. "You don't often see snow in July?" he said, after I had thawed out before a blazing fire. "Not often. You don't yourself, do you?" "Yes, two or three times a week. Snow is my only water supply. That boiler there," pointing to the stove "is full of melting snow. Even in the heat of summer there is alwavs enough snow at my door to lurnish all the water needed." "Does not life become weary and desolate here, so far from the world ? "So much so that I sometimes fear it will drive me crazy. My official duties are light; they require only an occasional inspection of the instruments. The rest of the time I have nothing to do but read. Too much reading becomes wearisome. Sometimes I stand at the window with my telescope. The wind without is keen and cutting as a knife. "I can see the houses of Colorado Springs," he continued, "twenty miles away; see the visitors sitting in their shirt sleeves, sipping iced drinks to keep cool, and the ladies walking about in white summer robes. Then I lower the glass, the summer scene is gone. Green trees and animal life, men and women, fade away like creatures in a dream, and I am the only living thing in a world of eternal ice and snow ana silence." Youth'8 Companion. DJllitiwcjJ Philnonnlm. ! tlVBU iiiiiiUg SJ M. UAlVOVyU|TB If I waz called upon tew tell who waz the bravest man that ever lived, J would say it waz him who never told a lie. The meanest thing that eny man ever followed for a bizzness is making money. Everyboddy luvs tew feel that they are ov sum importance in this world ; even a pauper looks forward tew the day ov his phuneral as the time that he haz got tew be notissed. If yu hav a spirited ana noble boy, appeal to his generosity; if yu hav a heavy and sullen one, appeel tew his back. A grat menny ov our people go abroad tew improve their minds who hadn't got enny minds when they wur at home. Knowledge, like charity, should begin at home, and then spread. Noboddy but a phool will spend his time trieing tew convince a phool. Time iz like money; the less we hav ov it tew spare the further we make it go. The tung iz really a verry fasst member ov the boddy politick; he duz all the talking and two-thirds ov the thinking. Men who invade the province ov wimmin are alwus jeered at; and who kanf.wimmin, when they invade the province ov men, expekt tew eskape the same kind ov treatment. He who spends hiz younger days in disapashuni iz mortgaging himself tew disease and poverty, to inexorable creditors, who are certain tew foreclose at last, and take possession ov the premises. Thare iz menny a person who kan set a mouse trap tew perfeckshun ; but not satisfied with sich small game, they undertake tew trap for bears, and git ketched bi the bears. Moral: Studdy yore genius, and stick tew mice. Young man, don't marry abuve or below yore rank; not that I think thare iz evry virtew in rank, but there iz custom in it, and custom often outranks law and gospel. Practice is nine-tenths. Never trust much to a new friend. Living only avails, not the having lived. Concentration is the secret of strength. *<a r?r-?o r\r\ xxrViof vnil pqn JUJLUpxV/V UV VJUW I.V V?V T(44i?V JVV? VMM do yourself. Trust thyself; every heart vibrates to that iron string. Better to die at the post of duty than to live elsewhere. Evil is talk d of, but good is taken as a matter of course. Most things that are said to be smart will not bear analysis. No man wa? ever strong enough to conquer his own prejudices. Slander is a slime which envious people throw on others better than themselves. Evil talkers should be arrested for carrying concealed weapons in their tongues. Knowledge, like money, increases our responsibility in proportion to the amount obtained. We build barriers against the flood tide; we should place some restraints to all prosperity. The man who runs from a bumble bee may show great courage when fighting with a lion. Flags, brass bands and fireworks may influence weak minds, but they are not real arguments. 1 *>* *\ / * 1 r * * 1 ... Tgm Courtesy Between Husbands and Wiyes. I have often thought that one very fertile cause of unhappy marriages was the lack of courtesy Between husbands and wives. It is quite too much the custom to regard conventional etiquette as absurd between two people so closely allied ; but I like to see the man who takes his hat off as scrupulously on parting with his wife on the street as if she were an acquaintance of yesterday, who would no more answer her brusquely than he would reply carelessly to his hostess at a reception. I will make a confession : we are very fond of fine manners, we women, and of little graceful attentions, and I am sadly afraid that the worthiest of his sex, who had a careless and indifferent way of treating us, would stand small chance of holding our hearts beside some easy-going sin*?"* A** iioKIa oa a nifi70n wllA Iuc1) iol xcod v muauio mo m vaviuvu, i? said tender and pretty things to us and never forgot when it was the anniversary of his wedding-day. However "mildly and firmly," as Bret Harte says, Mr. Rawjester may throw his candlestick at our heads, we should like him better if he politely lighted our candle and held the door open for us. I believe it is so with men also, and that the embodiment in one grand creature of all the virtues of her sex would stand less chance of a life-long honey-moon than some gentle, persuasive she, who cared for ribbons and laces, and was just as assiduous to please after years of matrimony as in the days when her young lover came to woo. It is not too great a sacrifice for love's sake, surely, to listen like a lady when one's husband speaks, even if the stories he tells have been beard before, and like wine that has been corked, have a little lost their flavor. Why, moreover, should we grudge our words of praise to the one whom in our hearts we best love? I will imitate the franknees of Jean Jacques Rousseau in my confession of female frailties, and it is one of them to love dearly to be praised for what we do well; perhaps we even love to be praised for what we do ill, but what would be too much to expect of the most accomplished of doing domestic courtiers. I do not think that this love of approval is unwholesome. It seems to me it is one of the motive powers by which society is governed and I do not believe that men possess it to one shade less a degree than we do ourselves. Indeed, I am not advocating insincerity. Flattens is a poisonous air in which no good growth can flourish ; but while we are lavish in thanks j and compliments to others, why | should we withhold them from those who are nearest and dearest to ub ? Louise Chandler Moulton. me iiara rrooiem. I know of a boy who was preparing to enter the Junior Class of the New York University. He was studying trigonometry, aud I gave him three examples for his next lesson. The following day he came into my room to demonstrate his problems. Two of them he understood; bnt the third,?a very difficult one,?he had not per- 1 formed. I said to him, "Shall I help you?" "No, sir! I can and will do it, if you give me time." I said, "I will give you all the time you wish." The next day, he came into my room to recite another lesson in the same study. "Well, Simon, have you worked that example?" " No, sir," he answered : "but I can andwill do it, if you give me a little more time." "Certainly, you shall have all the time you desire." I always like these boys who are determined to do their own work ; for they make our best scholars, and men, too. The third morning, you should have seen Simon enter my room. I knew he had it, for his whole face told the story of his sucess. Yes, he had if nnHBifhofftriHincr it had ftOflt him many hours of the severest mental labor. Not only had he solved the problem, but, what was of infinitely greater importance to him, he had begun to develop mathematical powers, which, under the inspiration of "I can and 1 will," he has continued to culti- : vate, until to-day he is professor of mathematics in one of our largest 1 colleges, aud one of our ablest math- 1 ematiciansof his years in our coun- 1 try. i My young friends, let your motto 1 ever be, "If I can, I will." New England Evangelist. Don't Toss the Baby. The throwing a baby into the air , and catching mm again is always a | risky practice, certain though the toss- , er may be of his quickness of eye and sureness of hand. A sudden and unexpected movement of the child in his mid air flight may result in a cruel fall. A gay young father snatched up his j baby boy one morning and tossed him , to the ceiling. Twice the little fellow ' went flying through the air and came down safely into the waiting arms. . The third tune the excited child gave a spring of delight as his father's hands released him, plunged forward and, pitching over the father's shoulder, fell head downward to the floor. When the poor child came out of the stupor in whi ch he lay for hours, it was found that, although 110 bones naa 1 been broken, the brain had sustained an injury that would in all probability s render the chilld an imbecile. Another baby snatched from the I floor and tossed into the air received j a fatal wound in the top of the head from the pointed ornament or a chan- i delier. Still another child slipped be- i tween her father's hands as he caught at her in her downward flight, and, al- ] though his frenzied grasp on the baby's s arm saved her from falling to the ground, it wrenched the muscles and 1 sinews so cruelly that the girl's arm s was shrunken and practically useless 1 to her all her life. These are extreme cases, but the fact of their occurring at j all should be enough to warn one from i the habit of relinquishing one's hold on a child when tossing it. i ... I We have seen somewhere. "St. Pe- , ter's Chain" linked and wedded togeth- , er in this way: Faith may become feeble; therefore, add virtue. Virtue ^ may become rash; therefore, add j knowledge. Knowledge may become conceited ; add temperance. Temperance may become ascetic; add patience. Patience may become stoical; add godliness. Godliness may become i morose; add brotherly kindness, j Brotherly kindness may become bigot- i ed ; add charity. This links faith, the ] foundation, with charity, the capstone. < Increasing Militarism in Amcrica. Baneful, indeed, are the effects ol war. An evil growth continues to spring up and trouble humanity, long after the actual conflict has ended. A very conspicuous and striking illustration of tliis truth is afforded by the history of the United States, since the great Civil War of 1861-5. In the first place, as to crime, an enormous increase of almost every description of offence, especially of violent attacks, followed that conflict, and has been a marked feature in America ever since, as is incon testably shown by the statistics published by the most eminent of American jurists and penologists, as for example by General BrinkerhofF, of Ohio, who has devoted special attention to this subject. But, in addition, it appears that ever since the Civil "War there has been a steady development of the military spirit amongst the general population. A very intelligent English traveler, who has repeatedly visited the United States and has just returned from an extensive lecturing tour through that country, informs us that the aspect of American life which most impressed him, during this last journey in particular, was the extraordinary development of popular interest in all manner of military shows and war-like pomps. It seemed to him that there was a wide-spread passion for the display of arms and uniforms, and for marching in long processions, with military style and martial music. The growth of this tendency has been very evident during our informant's successive visits to the States, but never more so than recently. " ' x xt--i. Whilst 11 remains true iiiui me icgular standing army of the United States only numbers about twenty-five thousand men, yet there are many hundreds of thousands, not to say several millions, of carefully-trained militia and volunteers, in the various States, whose evolutions and public parades have become marked features in the social economy of each district. Official and popular encouragement is being extended, in very powerful measure, to foster the increase of these local regiments. For example, New York oners the large bounty of three hundred thousand dollars (?60,000) to each militia regiment of a certain size?usually from 1,000 to 1,500 men?on condition of their building an armory of certain proportions. And in such cases the regiment with its officers and friends, usually subscribe a similar additional amount. There are already six of these large and costly armories in New York City alone. The very numerous pensions paid by the Federal Government to the surviving soldiers who fought for the North, in the Civil War, or to their widows or other representatives, amount, in the aggregate, to the enormous sum of fourteen million pounds sterling. This wide distribution of rewards, for participation in past warfare, holds out a suggestive and tempting inducement to millions of citizens to regard at least with considerable complacency the possible recurrence of war in the future, with whatever nation or foe it may happen to be waged, because it is evident tnat any such conflict would be followed by a further wholesale distribuiion of pensions and other emoluments. The training of the young to the use of arms, or to military drill, is rapidly extending in the United States, and is attended by much popular approval and admiration. Thousands of lads, in their smart uniforms, are paraded through the streets of cities ana towns, from time to time, amid the enthusiasm of their friends and crowds of interested spectators. The adoption of military dresses and processions is extending among large classes of the civilian population, as for example, among firemen, Freemasons, clubs and even charitable institutions. Church parades of such bodies are becoming increasingly frequent; and as the brightly-dressed processions, .with their shining arms and equipments, and their military music, file into and out of church or chapel, the effect produced upon the numerous spectators is, it may be easily imagined, anything but favorable to sober and pacific sentiments. In addition to all these influences of martial tendency, there exists a large and growing organization named the "Grand Army of the Republic," consisting of some four hundred thousand, or more, of volunteers, who are banded together to prepare themselves for any emergency which may possibly * * * - i ?Am/1 arise to imperii uie luusreaus auu nutities of the Northern States in particular. Altogether, a huge tide of militarism is increasingly setting in amongst this vast nation or sixty million people?a nation which, it is evident, can never be conquered by any foreign invader whatever, and which, therefore, might reasonably rest secure from alarming apprehensions of invasion from any quarter. Some half dozen Peace and Arbitration Societies are laboring faithfully and perseveringly in the United States to counteract, at least in some iegree, this great current of martial jnthusiasm, but unfortunately the influences tending in a contrary direction are incomparably more numerous und extensive.?Herald of Peace. Reflections. Folly must hold its tongue while wearing the wig of wisdom. It is the foolish aim of the atheist to scan infinitude with a microscope. When poverty comes in at the cot* J t *4" ttfUV) Of) ^ge aoor, true iove guca t?i n ?nu IX. A vein of humor should be made visible without the help of a reduction Hill. The reformer becomes a fanatic when tie begins to use his emotions as a subjtitute for his reasoning faculty. Many an object in life must be at;ained by flank movements; it is the sigzag road that leads to the mountain x>p. All the paths of life lead to the ?rave, and the utmost that we can Jdo ;s to avoid the short cuts. The office should seek the man, but t should inspect him thoroughly before taking him. Humility is most serviceable in an jnder-garment, and should never be worn as an overcoat. The good Samaritan helps the unfortunate way-farer without asking him aow he intends to vote. J. A. Macon, in Century. Why does the letter R hold an enviible position? Because it is never 'ound in sin, but always in temperance. industry, virtue and prosperity, [t is the beginning of religion and the jnd of war. if , - '.Av2& ^ God's Short Way to Heaven. BY 11EV. c. H. SPURGE0N. ' A young man in Edinburgh went out * and lie thought he would speak about Jesus to the first pereon that he met ' with. He met a Musselburg fish-wife carrying a great load on her back. He at once said to her: "Here you are with your burden." "Ay," said she. "Well." said he, "did you ever feel a spiritual burden?" "Ay," said she, "that I did, long ago, and I soon got rid of it; for I did not go the same way to work that John Bunyan's Pilgrim did." "Oh," thought the young man, "I thought that I had met with a Christian woman, but she must be a great heretic to talk iu that way." "Now, said she, "Bunyan's Evangelist that he speaks of was not half a Gospel preacher. He was one of the usual sort. He was not clear in the Gospel; for when he met the poor pilgrim, weary with his burden, he said to him : 'Do you see that wicket-gate?' 'No,' said the man, 'I do not see it.' Do you see that light over the gate?' 'Well,' he said, 'I think I do.' 'Now,' he said, 'you run that way Mith your burden.' " "Why man," she continned, "that was not the way to do at all. What had the man to do with the wicketgate or with the light over it ? What he should have said was: 'Do you see that cross? Look at that, and your hnrrtAn will fall from vour shoulders.' I looked straightway to the cross, and Dot to the wicket-gate; and at the cross I lost my burden. "Now," said she, "what did the pilgrim get by going round t? the wicketgate? Why, he just tumbled into the Slough of Despond, and was like to have lost his life there." The Cantion of the Chinese. A returned Chinese missionary relates the following anecdote showing the caution of the Chinese. He says: "During one of our examinations for candidates for baptism at Ngukang I observed that one woman and some three or four young people bad the same surname. This circumstance led to the following conversation between myself and one of the young men : " 'I observe you all have the same surname. Are you members of the same family ?' I inquired. ' 'Yes,' one replied. 'This is my mother, and these are my brothers.' " 'Where is your father?' I asked. " 'He is at home, attending to his business.' * " 'Does he approve of your embracing Christianity ?' " 'Yes, he is entirely willing.' ii 'Why does not your father himself become a Christian ?' " 'He says it would not do for all the family to embrace Christianity.' " 'And why,' I asked, with some curiosity, 'does he think so?' " 'He says that if we all become Christians our heathen neighbors will take advantage of that circumstance to impose upon us.' " 'How will they do that?' <1 (nu^n?i>no orn nr?t. nllnWAfl to VllUC WOIIO MAX' MWV .. swear or fight; and father says that, when our wicked neighbors ascertain that we have embraced Christianity they will proceed at once to curse us and maltreat us. Hence father says to us, "You may all become Christians, but I must remain a heathen, so as to retaliate on our bad neighbors. You can go to the meeting and worship, but I must stay at home to do the swearing and fighting for the family !' " The Power of Simple Confidence. A young man, distressed about his soul, had confided his difficulties to a friend, who discerned very quickly that he was striving to obtain everlasting life by great efforts. He spoke of "sincere prayers" and "heart-felt desires" after salvation, but continually lamented that he did not "feel any different in spite of it all." His friend did not answer him at first, but presently interrupted him with the inquiry: "W., did you ever learn to float?" "Yes, I did," wfs the surprised renlv. "And did you find it easy to learn ?" ! "Not at first," he answered, j "What was the difficulty?" his friend pursued. "Well, the fact was, I could not lie still; I could not believe or realize that the water would hold me up without any effort of my own, so I always began to struggle, and, of course, down I went at once." "And then?" "Then I found out that I must give up all the struggle, and just rest on the strength of the water to bear me up. It was easy enough after that; I was able .to lie back in the fullest confidence that I should never sink." "And is not God's word more worthy of your trust than the changeable sea? He does not bid you wait for feelings; He cummands you just to rest in Him, to believe His word, and accept His gift. His message of life reaches down to you in your place of ruin and death, and His worcl to you now is : "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Rom. vi: 23.)?Occident. English Pronunciations.?Abergavenny is pronounced Abergenny. Beauchamp is pronounced Beecham. Bolingbroke is pronounced Bullingbrook. Broueham is pronounced Broom. Bulwer is pronounced Buller. Cbohnondeley is pronounced Chumley. Cirencester is pronounced Sissister. Cockburn is pronounced Cobun. Colquhoun is pronounced Cohoon. Cowper is pronounced Cooper. Grosvenor is pronounced Grovener. Hawarden, Gladstone's residence is pronounced Harden. Holborn is pronounced Hobun. Knollys is pronounced Knowles. Marjoribanks is pronounced Marchbanks. Marylebone is pronounced Marrabun. Norwich is pronounced Norridce. Salisbury is pronounced Sawlsbry. St. Leger is pronounced Sillinger. Talbot is pronounced Torbut. Taliaferro is pronounced Tolliver. Thames is prouounced Terns. "YVemyss is pronounced Weems. It is said that corncobs, when treat- i ed as follows, make an excellent fire ' kindling: Put &ix gallons of water J into a boiler aud one pound of saltpe- ' ter. Heat it to the boiling point, and 1 then put in as many cobs as the water ' will cover. Let them stand a short ' time, then take them out, and place in < the sunlight until thoroughly dry, 1 when they can easily be lighted with 1 a match and will make a hot fire. 1 J, -- .V, Water and W?r. The whole civilized world has been aroused into sympathy with the people of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and other places in the Conemaugh Valley, on account of the sudden desolation and death brought to thousands of homes by the bursting of the dam of an artificial lake, whose waters flooded the valley below. This lake was not intended for any such wreckage of life and property as it wrought, but through carelessness or the incompetency of engineers, it was permittea to do so. If our sympathies are thus aroused, and very properly so too, on behalf of those flood sufferers, what shall we think of those who are stimulating inventive genius, and investing millions of money in the most deadly and destructive implements that can be devised for the destruction of human life, and who are training and drilling men for the greatest efficiency in the slaughter ot their fellow men? And he is thought worthy of double honor who is most successful in human slaughter. Tho hpcjf. fripnds nf find and their country, and the human race, are those who are using all lawful means within their reach to induce rulers and people to resort to wise and peaceful Arbitration instead of the fearful arbitrament of war for the settlement of international difficulties. And yet the advocates of Peace are by many regarded as visionary and impracticable, because they have faith in God and in enlightened humanity, and dare to act upon this faith and try to induce others to do the same. War is blind, brutal, horrible. Arbitration is far-seeing, sensible, humane. The True Stepping: Upward, In all its teachings, says the New York Evangelist, the New Testament attests its divine source by arraying itself boldly and persistenly against the accepted maxims and opinions of the world. It is generally more positive than polite in denouncing as sins what the world often considers virtues, and even highclass virtues. It insists upon what the world ought never to have forgotten, but which it made all possible haste to forget as unwelcome truths that righteous words are nothing, except as they evidently indicate a corresponding mind or purpose ; and that acts which the world loudly commends as evidences of rare Christian virtues, amount to nothing in the sight of God except as they are the outcome of a heart filled with love to God and man akin to that which the Saviour manifested in the days of his work and teachings, and m the hours of his nnnli?nini?i anA nrnnifiTinn onflFhrin<?S_ DWUlglXJgO UUU VA UVAUAAVU We do not mean that what are commonly known aa good works, are not better than bad ones. What we do say is, that no one ever climbed to heaven on any such ladder, or ever will. The first rounds of the ladder may seem safe and sure, but before a, climber fairly begins to get out of sight of this world, the whole thing will collapse and let him down. The inspired Apostle Paul bad, of course, a thorough ly correct understanding of this subject. He illustrated that understanding in what we have as 1 Cor. xiii., a chapter which we can profitably read a great deal oftener than we do. Was it a Brilliant Ylctory 7 Telegrams telling of the slaughter, by British and Egyptian troops, of four hundred Aiabs in one brief half hour, are not a very gratifying prelude to the Christmas bells, which are supposed to sound forth the message of "peace on earth, gaod-will to men." As far as we have been able to grasp the situation in the Soudan, it seems ' ?* - -l J clear mat wuaievtr uuicicutca ut*?c arisen between the Dervishes and the friendly tribes might easily have been settled by peaceful negotiations, if these had been entered on at the proper time, and in the proper spirit. If this be so, a very heavy burden of guilt rests on the British military authorities in Egyt, as well as on the Government at home. Well might Sir Wilfrid Lawson exclaim in the House of Commons: "If this it Christianity and civilizar tion, then civilization is a sham, and Christianity is a mockery, a delusion, and a unare." We cannot help feeling that this "brilliant victory" is, in reality, one more dark stain on our national escuteheon. Moreover, it brings, into sharp relief the necessity that is laid upon Great Britain as a professedly Christian country to carry the Gospel message into these regions so long devastated by the slave trader, and the cruel hand of war. Haw two Men Prevented n Massacre. BY ONE OF THEM, WHO SPENT A LONG TIME IN CALIFORNIA. We bad been camping out a long time, gold-washing, and recently been much annoyed by a tribe of Indians in the neighborhood, ^whereupon the party held a council and determind to go by night and exterminate the whole of them. They had quite concluded upon this, when a fine stalwart man, the boast of the party, who neyer turned his back at anything, stood up in the midst of them, and with his finger on his rifle, enquired if that was their determination. Being informed that it was: "Then," said he, "I have to tell you I was born and raised a 'Friend,' and I can be no party to such wickedness!" Whereupon the narator himself jumped up, exclaiming: "And I was raised a 'Friend' too !" They shook hands upon it in the midst of that circle of wild and lawless men, and by their joint protest and determination prevented the murderous project from being executed. These two men had been together four years without having the least idea of this bond of early association, but our informant adds: "You do not know how the efFectof early training lasts." The whole story shows the value aud power of individual protest against evil. Dare to be a Daniel, Dare to Htand alone; Dare to have a purpose firm. Dare to make It known. ?o?? God is Alpha and Omega in the cjreat world ; endeavor to make him so in the little world ; make him thy evening epilogue, and thy morning prologue, practice to make him thy last thought at night when thou sleepest; ind thy first thought in the morning when thou awakest; so shall thy fancy be sanctified in the night, and thy understanding rectified in the day, so diall thy rest be peaceful, thy labors prosperous fchy life pious, and thy .ieuth glorious. - - -i V' - V'r-.. ..... The nnir in Greater than the Whole. It would not hurt some grown-up boys to adopt this motto, The half^ is greater than the whole. Here is a man making a speech. To anybody accustomed to watch speakers closely it is evident that he exhausted his stock of ideas in the first ten minutes. Instead of stopping when he was done, he went right on and v>n and on, floundering away with words until everybody became tired. Now the half of that speech would have been greater than the whole. The half might have been a rattling good address, full of good pointa that everybody could remember. The half mignt have done good, but the whole simply worried the audience because what the speaker said after he was done destroyed the good effect of what he had said before ne was done. It is a poor oratorical policy to keep the bare stones running after the grist has been ground. An Irish barrister was once asked to explain the secret of his success with juries. His explanation was, "When I make a good point, I never say anything to jostle it" It is a pity to jostle a good point. Good points deserve better treatment. They are not so plentiful in most speeches that one can afford to jostle (hem. The half with a few good points makes a much better speech than the whole with no points at all. Oratorically, as well as educationally, the half is usually greater than the listen K> mem ail auy icugiu. xi mey don't they fail in attaining the object for which they were created. If, on the otheriiand, sermons are made for the people, the people may possibly have a right to say something about their length. And if, in any case, the people think the half would be greater than the whole, perhaps it would be as well to giye them the half. The half of many a tea-meeting would be much greater than the whole. Up to a certain pointthe meeting is interesting and profitable. Then it begins to drag. Half a dozen brethren are aaked to make "a few remarks," because they are present and be offended if not asked. They begin by informing the long suffering audience that they have nothing to say, and then take an hour to illustrate the fact. No human being doubted their word. No illustration was needed. Then came wearisome votes of thanks to everybody. The half of that meeting would have been greater than the whole. The poor old Pope of Bome is in terrihip fttrnnv. and manv of his followers are in a frenzy. Bruno, a philosopher, was burned by order of the Inquisition in 1600. The Italians have recently roused to a sense of what they think was his worth. They erected a monument to his memory, on which they placed a statue of the philosopher. It was unveiled with imposing ceremonies in the presence of thirty thousand people on June 9. This was in Home, and in hearing of the thunders of the Vatican. The Pope protested and wept, refused to see anybody, and passed three days absorbed in prayer?all to no purpose. The people rejoiced. The statue was evidence of better times than the days of the Inquisition, otherwise the leaders themselves would have had the faggots piled around them. The Pope and his emissaries see in this demonstration the hopelessness of the restoration of the temporal power, and evidence of the weakening of the idea of spiritual sovereignty in the minds of the people. The present ruler in the Vatican expected to distinguish his pontificate by securing temporal reign over Italy, thus re-opening the way for universal reign ; but his hopes are gone. Poor old man! The Reason Why.?The question, "Why is a dram-drinker's nose red ?" is answered by Dr. J. B. Johnson, of Washington, D. C., who says: "The dram-drinker's heart beats about thirteen times oftener in the minute than the heart of one who does not drink alcohol. The arteries in consequence of this increased heart action, carry the blood to the nose quicker than the veins carry it back. The blood therefore becomes congested in the overfilled vessels, and the ones, and face as well, thus becomes habitually red. So stagnant is this blood, that when the dram-drinker's nose meets a sudden curreut of cold air it immediately turns purple, and so remains until warm air restores the red color. So the red nose is caused by congestion. Every organ in the body is in a similar state?a warning of an impending fate not to be avoided." The stomach of drinker, says Dr. Sewell, is in a bad state also. r I The widow who was mourning the loss of her husband, exclaimed: "There is nothing left for me now but to enter a convent, for all is vanity." "Let us hope not," remonstrated a friend. "You are still beautiful, and a widow of thirty years?" "Twentynine, if you please, sir," interrupted ' the unconsoled. ..l . '<' .. >.*'. , whole. There are many sermons of which it might be said that the half would be greater than the whole. How often you hear it said of a preacher, "Oh. if he had just stopped at that point, what a splendid impression the sermnn wrmlri hava made." Rot he didn't stop. With the best motives imaginable the good man went on and destroyed the good effect of his own sermon. It is a great pity tjo see a good sermon spoilt by anybody, but it is more than a pity to see it spoiled by the man who had the labor of making it. Why should any sane preacher spoil his own sermon ? Why not stop when the impression is at its best ? It is not so easy to stop. A man speaking cannot measure . time accurately Twenty minutes may seen longer to the hearer than an hour to the speaker. Besides, most preachers have arranged to say a certain number of things. These things are in their manuscripts, or in notes, and they don't want to wind up until they have said them. The people don't care a straw what a man has in his manuscript or in his notes. They want a good sermon, woundup in reasonable time. The preacher thinks he ought to give them all he has prepared. The people don't want quite that much. At this point a difference of opinion about the length of sermoDs often arises. The people think the half would be greater than the whole, but the preacher thinks otherwise. Behind the question of length lies another,?Are the people made for the sermon or the sermon for the people? If the people were created for the sole purpose of listening to sermons, then of course they should * ? - xi x i it. -r* v: ZM Sine? Dee. 15, 1857, Richard Simmons has carried the mails between the Central Railroad and the Syracuse Poet-offlce. He began with a wheelbarrow, then adopted a hand-cart, and at length had to take a horse and wagon. For twenty years he has driven , the same horse, which is known about town as "Old Snowball," and which is now thirty years old. Mr. Simmons has also grown old, has thrown up bis V* contract, and tied "Old Snowball" up Vin the stable, where he says the hone. shall remain as long as he lives. But : i the horse does not like it, and at the hours for gathering the mails he be* - ^ comes restive, tries to break his halter, and get out on his old route. Flf- V ? teen collections have been made daily ; V' for some time, and the horse wonla make them as well alone as with the '% master. The Sunday route was differ- ^ ent from other days, but the old hone seemed to tally off the days of the week in his head, and never made mistakes.??7^ Sun (N. Y.) English scientific men have been. ^ convinced of the truth and practical >/ r? worth of Pasteur's system of Inoculation against hydrophobia. Statistics QTm oTiaiitti nf flio aIooo nf - '.irv from 60 to 80 per cent, die, the number has been reduced at the Institute in Paris to less than 4 per cent. Professor Huxley says, after investigation, (hat Pasteur has made to the world ''con- ^ tributions of knowledge which are not measurable by money values, * * -* and that if any man has earned the praise and honor of his fellows, such a man is M. Louis Pasteur." "We, . shall never forget the sufferings and agonizing ravings of a boy of eleven years of age, son of one of our wealthiest parishioners, who died of this awful disease from the bfte of one of those abominations, the petted, enervated, morbid, bedroom poodle. A Good Reply.?A story is told in the life of Dr. Robertson, of Irvine, concerning a maiden lady named Miss Kirkwood, who was exceedingly smart ' at repartee. On one occasion, when a probationer of many years' standing, he was visiting at the house, and was pacing np and down the floor, while Miss Kirkwood sat busy with her knitting-nee- rt dies. Stopping in his walk, and laying his hand on her shoulder, he l(Vmi anil T aM Innfc alltcfl. MlfH ' v6 Kirkwood; you never got a husband and I never got a kirk." ' 'How many had y?n? .\\&$? she quickly asked. "On," he said. "I never received a call at alL" "Then don't you be evenln' yourself to me," was her reply. Do not manifest impatience. Do not readily engage in argument. Do not interrupt another when 8PD?not find fault, though you may ^Do not*talk of your private, personal or family matters. Do not appear to notice inaccuracies of speech in others. Do not allow yourself to lose temper or to speak excitedly. 7'-???S Do not allude to unfortunate peculiarities of any one present Do not always commence a conversation by allusion to the weather. A nnnrt?won rPf'ATlflv nhoflfill A deacon of a church. When'it became ? ^ his doty to take up a collection, he earwith the characteristic^ ejaculation, "Tickets, gentlemen P' The contribution that day was large. i, ... , Dividing the Camels.?A very $ pretty arithmetical puzzle is given in the form of an anecdote, which may * be new to some of our readers. A Persian died, leaving seventeen camels to be divided among his three sons in the following proportions: the eldest to have half, the second a third, and the youngest a ninth. Of course, camels cannot be divided into fractions, so, in despair, the brothers submitted their difficulty to Mohammed T i Ali. "Nothing easier!" said the wise All; "I'll lend you another camel to make eighteen, and now divide them yourselves. '' The result was that the eldest broth- * ',si - - ' 1 er received nm? uuuws, uivaswuuH>, and the third two: while Ali received his own camel back again. Although changes may have taken . jH place in the outward appearance of the . ,, papacy, it is the same in spirit as it was three hundred years ago. The Pope has convened a Consistory to denounce the action of the Italian people in erecting a statue to Giobdano Bruno, and the Roman Catholic press in this country sympathizes with his holiness in his hostility to this pro* ceeding. The head of the Roman Catholic Church burned this Italian thinker merely for holding heretical opinions, and the present Pope indorses the act, and the whole body of Catholics coincides. Would it be safe to trust the Church of Rome with temporal power while it continues to hold such sentiments ? .ntLToanif. acitfttion in Canada ;; JLJJC auurvvwu*. is gaining in breadth and force, and is likely to make itself a leading element in the politics of oar Northern neighbors for some time to come. It is not only a protest against Jesuit interference in the civil affairs of the Dominion, but resentment of the insolence which has marked the transaction. "The Pope," says Cardinal Simeon in his correspondence with the Canadian Premier Mercier, "allows the G overnment to retain the proceeds of the sale of the Jesuit's estates as a special deposit to be disposed of hereafter with the sanction or the Holy See." If the Protestantism of Canada has the temper of that of this country a condition of things that makes sucn correspondence possible will not long remain, A pastor who will draw is in great demand. The pernicious custom of looking to the pastor alone to attract the people and hold them has been the ruin of some churches. The pastor cannot All the house. He will do well if he fills the pulpit. The church members must fill the pews. This they can do by being present at every service, and by inviting others, and by treating strangers in such a way that they will desire to return, and by praying and laboring for the conversion of souls. If none are drawn to the church except those whom the min later draws, there will be few remalnl ng when he is gone. It is far more i mportant to have a drawing church than, a drawing pastor. .jjP