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i iiv-' r of !i iviug in timiT if their breili- I .'at". iN of til l '.i I I'Snr.-ti at - vw:i I'-i.ti -.!'. u'l i.iiii i was . ;ii'cli-.l I iv l!v pm-sts as tit ics from tsiiigio iiiiiii'iu tan I'.'l'ii .M'i' mt l'.iiladolphiu has a clergyman who 2.HI preach exa Mly thirty-eight mill u us ?very Sunday wil hunt ;i watch to ti mi? him. In six Sundays he ili'l not vnry forty seconds. l'iil:d phi-i Ye-. Mr. Moody oxpt th preference for i-ii', mscs as irt:tt-lii nar places, giving as i reason tliat those who build circuses have ft hot t"r idea of how to roach an audience than tliost; who builil churches. Inli nor. I ne of tho students of t ho Syracuse University is a wealthy young Itraziliaii, who has announced his intention to he roine a Methodist minister, to preach in hi own laiul. ami when ho comes into possession of his property to endow a Soiitli American chair iu tho Syracuse University. ' I'iiose p pl"," said t lm pastor, sol eninlv. aftrr giving out his text, "who a r. either too poor or too stingy to afford tly screens ut home, lire perfectly wel- com" to sleep in this church every Sun- day morning." Ami then he went on Willi 111 sermon, lint he preaelieil to tho wi ! '-;iw:iket congregation a good man ever I k I down upon. The London School ISoonl has in il.s discussion of the question of ottering era! uiious education reached the point ' of specifying several schools in which the experiment might iefully lie trieil. To s'ar: t'uis sy s; 1 111 in a few schools mem -, of eimr-c, i' s e ten -ion to all the r" ii.i seii,, ,ls: ;in,l ei-riaiiily tie' sooner K.i ..I'! has a tV -e-s -linoi sv -feni tho bclev f.r her. t'hin-rk t'ui'fi. Rev. Ir. Hill, the venerable mis- sionary to G11 1; who.-. ' death was la'ely annoiiiiee I. h id wielded a remark- able inline:),',, among the Greeks a people who tirmly upheld the union of their elnireh and St a'. '. and looked a k 1 e e :it t hi' I'ou 11 1 I'ion of ot her rebg io-i- h idie-anion thei.i. At the close ol nioiv t'.i:m 10, -:y year-,' la'oor lr. Hill lia I ti ii 1 over' UUJJi) Greek girls iu his famous school. I'lc people have ratified the law for "111" iii.T";i-:u' of liie common school fund ".' K"ii;u 'kv, and of equalizing the w ::l'o and colored per oapiia." It pro vije. f,,r (he levv of a tax of two cents 011 e 'i i- spi nf proper y in the Stale, to lie pi iced to the credit of the common sclio.,i land, "which entire fund shall lieiv tier lie imilesl. toboooiibi one fund, to w lieii tiie wiiiie and colored children of t he ' re -ii ill li entitle I in the same p;p"i'i ion. hi troit i'ost. Ti.c M .;, , ' o-i! I Pi-hops aHer tie ren in 1 1 1 1 I'm; I 11 till' H Taos. . r . . it I- PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. Let's hire Vciinor to prediet a cold wini' V. Noi that his predictions will make .my dUV'Tciice, but everybody has the impressjoii he's sure to be wrnii; and the coal dealers" II be seared and we can buy our .supply cheap. An exehanire contains an article on 4,Iio s Who Work Their Way lip." Show a boy a pear tree laden with ripe fruit .at the. top, and givo him permission to ascend, and if he doesn't work his way up with marvelous celerity it is cither beeau-e he is dead or pears make him sick. X-irrMotcn Ifcrnlil. An Ohio cow which jr.avu up the Erlio-t the ot her day va- supposed to lie null--; ruck, but when they removed three pounds of siiii'e;e nails from her .stom ach tic wi-e men admitted that it miht be bai'eiy nns-ible -: had fallen from a roof and killed herself. DiAroil Free Kmily ('it tie si-ter:) "What a lare family the spinsters 11111-t be! 1 hear in cliureli eV' ry Sunday that sum! of them are niipr ("I 1 r s'.: llntl't Toll llaeli.-lor 1 to be married. 1 ranees er:) "' I. 011 little s;upi,i: know what spinsters ar ,,'j ot JtjiJ'n'iL -The title of the lesson was. "The Itieh Vdiuc: Man." and the ooldeti text was "i hi tnii: j; iliou Itieke-t." Atca'-her in tn- je.'iu.a"'. cl i-s a-k.-d a little tot to repeal the two. an! iiu';;in; i-arnotiv "lllto the o.lilo; lad ' s face I ile child said, "( hie tiling : .cm ia-'ke-i a rich youn1; man." ,-r- 'io;i (.' .--'. "Xo. sir,'' satil Dr. Jalap, -I wouldti'l have that apple-lna: cut down for mo.iey." "lint you never e;et any fruii Iroiii it," nr jr. I -' I lirnii n ; "i'luboys steal ali the apples before they are half rip".-' "Thai s ju-l it." replied the Jloctor, with a ipilet smile: "lhat tree .stands in" iu a frood tlioiisaud every .sen se n." IJot iu 'J'raiisrrijit. Captain Kox. of the coast survey, is out witn a pamphlet to prove that Co lumbus did not land at S in Salvador, as has been chaf-red upon him for abou! l'W years, but at Sunati. some distance southeast of San Salvador. This is jusi as irood a subject as any to have a row about. The principal point is lo .see that there is (i lio-,i. ;,(), W. A e-i-ave and dignified 1). 1).. after listen die- to the recital ion of the eat oh: -in by aoia-s of cliildieii, wiu Hiked toinako a few remarks to them. Whereupon In; arose and .-.aid: "1 desire, my youn friends, to express an utnpialiliej appro bation of this exercise. 1 regard the (at.!chitui ii- the, iiio-tadmira!'le epilomo of religious belief extant." The Super iuteiident pitiied his sleeve, and asked him to explain tlie word epitome, which he elucidated as follows: "',y epitome, children. 1 menu that is it is swiony nious with synopsis!'' Coiujnij i' wwU ut. Ir. llosem, an Austin physician, was called on to attend old Uncle Mose, who drives a dray. "You have been iroi'efinir yourself with e;reeu wavrmelons for dinner." said tho physician, fcliu" the patient's pulse. "How did yer liuH dat out by feeliu' my pulsescs?" "No, but bv seeing the watermelon rinds under the bed." 'Said the old man, raising himself up in bed: "You am de kixiw inist man in Austin. Heah, old 'niiiiiii, take dat ole harness from und"r de bed, or dis heah medicinal ea-mman am irwine to treat me for eaten' a mule for dessert to settle my stomach. 1 ain't teehed a w.iterntillion in foah weeks." Ti.xas Sitings. m A Case of Conscience. A pathetic case of conscience haa been brought to liht up the Hudson. An es caped oonviut has been carniii"; an hon est living for two years and was on the eve of niaiTiage. "lie had proved that it is never too lute to mend. What seems to have been a bigh sense of honor forced him to take the young lady's pa rents into his contidence. He told them that he was a reformed jail -breaker, but assured them that he w as innocent of tho olleii.se for which he had been sunt to Sing Sing. The old people shared the common prejudice against runaway con victs. They informed tho detectives, and tlie alleged picVpocket is now in his old cell serving out Uio reimtiuder of hi term. TEMPERANCE. PROSPECTS OF THE TEMPERANCE CAUSE j ! : ' i j j ', t ' There has not been nnv jieriod since the first o'lorts were made to stay the tide of intemperance, and to arrest the (Mormons evils with which inloxicatine; liquors have been flooding society, when the irospeets of the temperance cause wero so full of eneoiiraLrement as they fire to-i!a. It may be questioned whether the work of obtaining signa tures to tlie pledge of total absl inence i.s making so nuieh progress as iu some former years (unless it be amonjj the jiiini; w ho, alter all, aro the most hope ful class for this branch of t lie ellort ) ; but, re'ardine; the subject ill its most comprehensive aspects, there can be no (iiiestioii that the cause stands upon higher vantage ground to-day than it Ci er did before. Tin1 jrreat object which the most judi cious Iriends of temperance have had in view, as a preliminary to success, has been to secure a correct public senti ment in regard to the drinking usages ofsoc'etv, and more artictilarly in re pard to the measures for reniovinjr the evils which the free indMle;enco in in toxicating li'piors has brought and must briiifr upon the comniunity. There has never been any doubt in tho public mind in reeard to the nature of the vice bv which men brutalize ttteniseli es with drink: lint society has been wont to look ut'on it as a personal matter for which pich one is respcillsible v himself. Many. too. have looked upon the evils ot mteiiuieran "e as somethiiiir inevita ble, or with which the law had no occa sion to ilea!, or they have regarded all el't'orls to siem the tide of inteinicraiicc 11- hopeless. Put a v.reat chaiiL'e has come over tbe public m il l within the la-t lew veais in reeard to these "iiestion-, and with reference lo some of. til tn a ino-t notable ehanire has taken p'aee within tlie la, i . car W here habits nn two. In lavl'ind. more tixed than in this country, :uul where diiterent chises in -o ' i t . are kept more .rt.-linet. a" mar- veloiis re"lur:on has hen f'.oiuo; tor- Ward. The iinpcrativc nece--ity of i'.o- it.fr -i.iiiet hino; !o save t l.e people from! the ruin which slronir drink has been iiriiio;iim' upon tie in has ma le tamest advocates of temperam c of many hold- in IT the hi rhest rank. Tin- no'le -tand w 1 1 i i I : !; is b -en ta'-cti by the Karl of! Shafti-lmry has brou -ht out -ivnn;' sii'i oi'ters of the ciusi' amoiio; 'lietio-S bility. I'he personal example and ad- voeaev of the Archbisi oi) of Canter-I bury and of several of the Kislcps of tlie ( liurcii of I-'.njrland has cavon a "rent impetus to tlie cause in 1 '.tio'land. The followine; parai'iaoh. from a for eien paper just rece'r. ed, .siiows the position of not a lew in the hiirho-t walks of life in (Ireal Ilritain: " f. - we- I.-, et re "in. i i A r .ri le -hi r . the i ii;,i'h' Ai-.-.iJl 'e ,1 l,e kn e.n Unit he w is (i -lianei; s'-pp.i-'er el the te ill niTili lee id ll in- ill ol I ' I .lie ll t "I Ile s:,;, L'eiCi'-llie'l wil I ell tile lieil'T-I .t to a. niio I" li.l 1 e; e-. leel lillil: s,.e uidhiir Hint no :-i! 1 to in my lei d ni-ui-ioiH v tii-kv hoes h'-nrho.'d. Ili- CI 111 I tl -T 11 roel'l ir- t ni.v ii'iioimt for Inn I for mil tliiti-- s. , ut he Would ll"! totei'iUe them; h ' I'oi'ti keep lllit'l Wit tl 'hose who h 'd lieeoaie ins t. nii'its on the condition Hint the whisk.v g!l op wns not tn h - inlri) liie The most significant and the most important evidence of the progress of the cause in this country is to lie found in the growing sent'ment in favor of con-titutional and legal measures for shtitt:!iLr I he flood-gates of crime and poverty and all t'i rm.s of wretchedness that How from the sale of intoxicating liipiors. The time was, and not long ago. when such measures were gen erally regarded as an un list restriction of a man's right to sell or to drink what he chose; when it was ditlicult in almost every part of the oimtry to secure the enactment of laws that would interfere in any measure with the business of making and killing oT drunkards. Tlie liipior interest has been so strong as to overawe legislation or to purchase Ii latoi's enough to deleat th p:l-s:i"'e Ot auv law t at would ailonl pi tcct.ou lo society all 1 that would help to -ave men from becoming drunkards. And even when -ivh laws were enacted, the same interest ha- been power 'ul enough topro vent their enforcement, especially in our largo cities. Xo man's memory reus back' to a time when in the cilv of Xew York oven ft Kiccii.se law has been put in force for any length of time. Kut the apathv that basso long pre vailed in regard to the curse of stiong dr nk. and the innumerable curses that flow from it, has been broken. The pub lic mind has at lenut h been roused to consider the expediency of drying up the streanis of evil by cutting oil' the source. The progress of public senti ment in favor of putting a slop to the trallie in intoxicating liquors, as a just measure of defense against the enor mous burdens which it imposes upon the entire community, as well as the enormous evils which it brings upon the families of the drinkers, has b.'en very lapid. The example of Maine, which has steadily maintained n noble stand in lavor of Prohibition, an ex ample which, notwithstanding all that is said lo the contrary, has been success ful, is telling upon the country at large. Tho whole of the I'nited States are more or less agitated with the siib:eet of IVohibition. Kansas has settled tlie question on the same side. The people of Iowa, friends and foes of the trallie, were sta'-tlcd a few weeks ago by tlie rousing majority with which Prohibi tion was grafted upon tho Const 'tut ion of the Stale. It lias been predicted by the advocates of free rum that the re suit would be a heavy blow to tho pros perity of this thriving Western State, that it would turn aside to other States the tide of emigration. The fol lowing extract from a recent letter f rom Iowa shows what has been the re sult: " It has now been about on" month since Its pnssiiife, ii ii il the tide of immiLinttioii mid hoiii,-sceki-is. ins en t of ili-i-iri-m nml d. 1 1 1 ur out, is lin ger ul til s s 'ctlon Hum ever be toro. While it few perintps may be kept back by the Riiti-I,iiimr Inw. wi- nru eonllileut Itiut lowii will receive, itn l ill fiicf is ii w receiv ing, ft liover inltiix ef netind settlers than nnv oilier set Hi n ol the Not-ihwesl. lis huuls are. li'-ll'T, etieM-r Hud inore prodiuntve, -eiticd wuhuliett r HH'I litcro enierpris elnss (if I id ' th n nay other s. , rion of .the 1'uited Mule-. W lilt Hneh Sd Hill. itren and Sllch pei- p 41 as Inwti bus to ooutiol .ilcl -role i th rn. it is not to tie woeiler -d at ttinl I rohl bi l inn lowii ol tieCny is hi-.t 1 nnd should, rs' ill ovc a..d ntmndof lieenis-d Iowa (,119 month hhu labor, eipdd nnd pro'peritv nre w;ilk,n OllelJifll iNolttlWes!,:ril low d llilll'l iu h ind wilh I'l eh 1 In lion, tea nnj,' up our broiid and I. uuti I nl pi n rm an 1 mini ertiiiif tlieiu nil 1 be.tuli lul hoim-b." We have tlie same testimony from Kansas ju regard to the etl'.'ct of' Prohi bition, and especially in regard to the chai aeter of tlie iinniigj ain s that nre now nUrnclcd thither from other parts of the country and from abroad. 'i'hu success of the et:orl in Kansas and low a has stirred up the people in other Western States to ask whether the lime has nut come for a more general deciara'tion of independence from the evil which has been wading their strength and destroying their popula tion; whether for the sake of putting money into the cullers of the manufact urers and de dels in intoxicating drinks they are called upon lo Micpo.-t such a bu-,iiiess bv i:ni(i a! and Leave ta 1 t oii. In Illinois and l'e!i:;iia iiie! ( 1 1 o jut now, these iiu- .-t.o.:s, m Uli Uicti I 1 1 j brarinsrs. am ocrupvinj public ntts ntion to an unprecedented ilei;reR. Tim iitinio i.s true, of Monii! of tho .southern States. In a sp h in Aeworlh, (in., last week, (iovernor ( obUitt planted himself f'um ly upon the platform of temperance, and against the manufacture nml sale ol whisky in (leoriria. ( )ne evidence of tho progress of tho cause is the alarm that pre a Is among those who are most interested in tlm manufacture and sale of intoxicating drinks. They have formed oxtensivo combinat ions to sustain the htisinnui and they pour out their money with f;tedotn that Is seldom nianifestl'd in sustaining any irood enterpriso. In some places they nre proposing a com promise with the friends of teniperanen, and are williiifr to favor somcthinfj in the way of hiconse. laws, but in coneral Ihev nro deliant tlioui;h alarnied. Tho following extract from one of thoir ore;ans in this city shows that they ap preciate the situation: ''There h is never been ft time In the h'atnry of Ihe tr i'ie in l'e orjitf s when 'lisusler seemed so j'reliiiltle. We ile not -iiy this to rrente un necessary tilurni. tint tiecmise it in a pnlmtle tnilh. us tiny reiismiinif otiserver of events must see for' himself. A WHve nf ftinnlieism tins risoti In 1 tit! West, mid now threatens to Sweep le th" ectir" Cull lit ' :" A dispatch font the West states that the liquor men of Indiana have become thoroue;hly alarmed, and leel tho ne cessity of making special ell'orts for the protection of their in crests. They havo been holdinj; a convention to take measures for opposing the project of .submittim a Prohibitory Amendment of the ( (institution to tho people. One j of the re-olut:ons adopted at this con vention of liipior dealers was this: .'. unlrr'!, Thil we Invllc nil litierfy-lovtnur I I'eopU' ol I he Mute I f In'iiilllll t" Join US 111 our ell eriS to (t't'elll 1 lie ell" !" V Ol llli'l'iy. The timo is must favorable for the friends of litimanitv and true liberty to combine th"ir i !i !i'e;ies in a common ef fort I rid the C'lin.ry of its e-reatest curse. All things oiicoura;.',' such an e'lort. 'J h ''ood sensi' and the moral jtuli;iueiit of the people nre on the side j ol su h a movement, met it there is nnv hope for humanity the cau-o is .sure to succeed. Success or social rum must be the result of the st ru.u'le. X. 1'. ij'i.'irr, r. Beer-Drinking and Mortality i ; j j i The S its late "a net loi lees. inremi cs-ioii incre.i and 1 Lod.iro A. O. V. W., at in ( inc unati, reported se for the year of .HU i.Tilfi members, and a i slight increase of I to ihe unhealthy the death rate owinp; season. The reports I show the necessity for, and recommend the exercise of, great care in exaniina I lions into the habits of life-applicants, I in order, particularly in the future, to i evohi,!,. u-i.i -i.-o ',,,,, ..10,1 ,i ,:u- 1 ilrinkel's. Tiicc loivo I'limn to lie llm I most hazardous of all risks, particularly beer -drinkers." The Supreme Medical Kxaniiner says: " In making rejections on account of habits, it is hard to draw the line be tween moderation and intemperance in the use of malt and distilled liquors. I have drawn it on the habitual daily drinker. A man who drinks liquors as a beverage daily or habitually, if not actually intemperate in the ordinary meaning of the word, is at least putting such a trammel on the physiological functions of his system ns to render him a hazardous risk in an insurance sense. Out of the occupations given, it seems that, in proportion lo those belonging to the order in each, tlie most dangerous are saloon-keeping, practising medicine and railroading. Tlie occupation of tho saloon-keeper is undoubtedly tho most extra hazardous of any business general ly engaged in." The inquiry was made bvaoVinfe representative of a member of the Su- i prenie Lodge whether the statistics ! snow any dill'erence in mortality be- j t'.veen beer-drinking and temperate cities and communities. "Yes," was I tlie reply, "a marked difference, and it I is one of the dillictilties with which tho I order i.lis to contend. In proportion to i oe ntoci snip 1 11c 11 101 ( ani l is asliy (rrenL- t!1 1,1 UIL "eer-itr.iiKing .la'es man in ! others, and Ohio head- the list. Aeon- I ' suit .it ion of tlie statistics reveals the 1 fact that during the year in Ohio, out ! I of a membership of 'J.'ai-', there were i bit deaths. Indiana conies next with a I death-list of od out of 'A'L The num- ; her of deaths per 1,0' m members for 1 several States is as follows: Ohio, , j Indiana, lot Kentucky, ll'; Kansas, 8; j Michigan, 7; Tennes-ee, !'A; Wisconsin, i i Minnesota, !i; Illinois. 7.1;N'ev.' York, i 7; Pennsylvania, H, and Ontario, where 1 ! spirituous liquors arc chiedy used, (il." these results indicate that the sub jects of KiiigOanibriiius are short-lived. Cillcillidli dltZl tic Two More Instances. Here are two more melancholy in stancestwo among many, A gentle- I man iu Cleveland ol high social stand- i ing, of excellent family, formerly con- j ncctcd with the famous Standard Oil Company, has just been taken to tho Newiiiirgh asylum, a victim of alcohol ism. He leaves behind him a cultured and accomplished wife, to whom tho i e'egant mansion recently erected by tho unfortunate man, and said lo bo the i lincst residence at present in the city, i remains as a sorrowful m ockerv. Tho other case is s inilar. In one of liie auc tion stores of our own city, on a day of I last week, a curious array of lnechani- I cal conlrivaiiees was put lip for sal'!, j The articles comprised tlie solo remain ing properly of a cneo well-to-do pro- i fessor and inventor. He is tho con triver of tho clectri' al locomotive for tho development of which n company was at one timo organized with a capital of S'.tii.tiiM). He was once engaged by the United States Kleetric Light Company tit a salary of 12,00u per annum. His dissolute habits estranged his friends from him and ruined his prospects, Credit one more life destroyed to aleo- hoi! Rather place it on the debit side. The blasted fortunes and ruined souls for which whisky or whisky patronage is to be held accountable make up a fearful record against some one. C'ii caijo Xttindanl. Ai.roi!Oi.,like chloroform, is a narcot ic: it is in no sense a food; it reduces tha animal heat and force: overtaxes tho heart; weakens tho muscles; paralyzes the brain and nervous system generally; destroys the vital organs; induces many bodily nnd mental diseases; implants evil influences which pa.ss from one generation to another: lessens tho lia- piness and usefulness, and shortens the life of every feneration that indulges in its use. ll. W. Mduirdson, M.D., F. U. X. Oi k (lerinan fellow-citizens know very well that the liquor trallie is re strained, and severely restrained, in Cerinany, and if the German laws were applied and forced in Cincinnati three lourths of the saloons would bo closed in twenty-four hums. If those things aro necessary iu Germany, where the bav onet rules, how much more neces sary In re, where tlie people govern themselves. (,'iwiiniuli HazclW. Tin: sale of intoxicants has been for b'ddeii 'n all restaau anu of tho Grutui T unk Kailway. Religious. THE CHRISTIAN'S FAITH. III perfect pence (lo.l keeneth thoso hose niin'is m-e stHyt-u on Mini; Ilr-li' vinu, li'ii-ilinr, thev i'.'n-o Jn t ill t ta, ttmuuh hopp'tie (lini. Fnatl eim enililie nil present 111 As seeinu H mi unseen Who fill'- lis sd-einflh In do His will, Ur hear, with soul serene. Mi'lit fortune's frowns, distresses, griefs, Templnt-ons rude nssitll : Fulfil still keeps henrt, in 1 1 (Til ntlidi'S, W hose promised help ne'er fnils. Fnltti henrs find's fend, n-surinir voleo Aliove the thiinUei-s loud. 1 es Mis tieniif nn nt, sinil liif fnee TlireiiKli the dark (hri'iiteninir cloud. Fnith owns ft ehiirm whteh none mny scorn, A precious secret knows; Where werldiy niill'ts bcwtill tticltiorn, Fnith sees the huddinff rose. Fnith. like the tnrk. mounts henvenwnnl, Senrlnir on noiseless wlnirs. Till, disltuit fnim enrth's mistg and jars, 111 culm, puis; nir she sluirs. Fnith views tliili life ns pilirriiiuiiro; We tent on foreign striui'l, Will tolling on to reiieh nt lenirth Our iHiine, the Henvenly hind. FniMi's torcti the dunireroiis rend lllumca W hieh lends us to the toull'.' Thliniirll slnul iwy visttis we ilisijeru Hrluht shores beyond the nloom. Thouirli tossed on time's teiiipestuous zone, A renlm of rest outlies; l'nitli, toilinu; Iienth, tipiienrs the soul 'J o ibices ef t'lll'il'lise. (iohkn Kittc. CONTENTMENT. : j ! j ; I j I I The true secret of contentment fa in one'.- conviction that the place he is now in is his place for now; that the work he is now do ng is the work lhat now needs doing, and that lie ought to do now: that he is better situated, at the present moment, for ellort or fornndurtincethat shall tend to his own highest good, and to liie good of the persons and of the inti re-ts dearc-t to him, than would be possible i'Im'h here in all the universe; thai, in fact, bis present sphere, "his present opporl unities and his present I o.-scssloiis are those w hieh above till oile rs lie ought to desire, and which be woidd desire if be only knew enough about them an 1 thoirtendings. Such a conviction as this mav have its aii- proaeh on a lower sphere, but in its fill- ness it is possible only to him who is a faith-filled child of God, assured Inat hi.s Kather has a-signed him to his place anil fluty, and lias permitted to him his possessions and surroundings, in unfail ing wisdom and in limitless love. There is a measure of contentment to the good soldier at his post of regularly assigned service; to the earnest worker who comes and goes at the direction of his employer, or at the dictates of his own hopes or judgment; and to the unselfish seeker of the welfare of those whom he loves. ,-o long as he is sure that his labors or his privations nre promotive of their happiness: hut there is always a recognized limit to the wisdom of one's earthly commander or employer, nnd of one's self: and as soon as one reaches out beyond limits he has dis content. Contentment is the keeping within limits. Only when one feels that He who directs him and directs for him has no limits of either wisdom or love in this directing, can he be "Shut up In measureless content." Only then can he have no possible cause for discontent or doubt. If we have not faith in God as our Go 1; if we do not believe that God loves us and guards us, and makes all things work together for good to us as His loved ones; then, indeed, it is hard for us to be contented; and it ought to be. Discontent is our duty wiiiie iu this state: and a change of 'state is the only secret of pos-ible contentment to us. Put if we are God's loved ones, through faith in His Son; if wc believe lhat God has taken us into His family circle, and into the scope of His providential plans for the universe; then, certainly, we may be sure that He rules and overrules in all things for mir welfare: and that He is now doing for us better than we could possibly do or desire for ourselves. Our ob-ervatiiins and experiences in life are sullicient to show us that if we were to choose for ourselves in our lot or our posses-ions or our surroundings wo should probably choose to our own harm. We know that nothing would be wor-e lor a little child than to be permitted to have its own way; that the child would be as likely to take an open razor as a harmless toy, and liable to swallow poison rather than nourishing food when both were before it. The hopo of a child is in parental control within wise limitations. A child of God needs a like control within the limita tions whi li only God ean now lix wise ly; and a consciousness of this truth tends to the child of God's content ment. If, indeed, we are not contented in one sphere or lot, as (iod's children, we should not be likely to be in anoth er. The spirit ot self conlideiice on the one hand, and of distrust of God on the other, which would make us unwilling to accept God's orderings and (iod's limitations as unmistakably wisest and best, in tlie place where we now are, would surely bring a like result in any other place to which God could assign us. Archbishop Whalely said, that, as B rule, it w as harder to live within a large income than a small one; or, iu other words, that to the man who bad not learned how to In ing his expend itures within his income while it was of moderate size, temptations lo extrav agance would increase more rapidly than his income, as teat was extended. And so it may lie said of the man who has not learned to accept God's order- ing as wise and loving' in the humbler sphere of his duty and '"'ivilege; the wilier and the fuller tho iield which God assigns to him, the larger the sweep of his cravings beyond. He who docs not have contentment in poverty, or in sick- ness, or in solitariness, or ill hardships, when tin.- is his lot in life, w ould no; have contentment in wealth, or iu health, or in society, or in ease and luxury, were he newly called to this condition. And as a "matter of fact it is evident that there is more of real: contentment in this world w):;.re there is seemingly least occasion lor it. and more of dis onteiit where there is smallest apparent excuse for it. He xv ho is not contented where God puts him on earth would be discontented in; Heaven; and discontent would make a liel! of Heaven or earth. lint being contented with one's ptai- cut lot and sphere or Hut jjv.-, ul does not preclude the possibility of desiring and expecting mid purposing to bo in another lot and sphere by and by. Pe- cause the good soldier is now on out- postduty In his commander's order, it does not follow that he expects to live and die there; although lie would bo willing for Win.', if th;i"t w ere his com mander's direction. The soldier's hope is of other service by ami by and else where; better service for him and for then, but not better for now. So with tho faithful follower of Christ. His place at this moment is, to him, the center of the universe for tlii.t viunu nt. Put another moment all may be differ ent. Ho lives but a moment at a time, icceptina bin assiguuteut of place and duty, nml his apportionment of sup plies, ns his Master shall direct, for each moment, lt. ninv bo that his duty of this moment is making ready for tho next; that his duty in this sphere is in struggling to get out of this sphere. If so he is contented in this struggle of prep aration, or of performance. If ho finds himself sliding down aslope he is not to bo contented to hang on an for dear life, and to scrnmbln up that steep as if he wero scaling tho bafflements of Heaven. In this undei-sf andingof one's duly, the most contented man way be the' most subii.aely enthusiast' man, the most terribly "energetio man, tho most magnificently successful man, im aginable. Ho stands in "he place of places, whore ho ought tc tand; he 13 set to do the work of works, which ho ought to do; and he has all the pow er of God pledged to his supply and support, in order to his final triumph. There is no narrowness, no indifference, no sloth in such contentment! "Tho noblest mind tlio best contentment tins." Simple ns is this secret of content ment, it i.s found by but few. When the letters of its writing are made plain enough for the simplest minded, the le-son is learned only rarely by the v sest. It was not until toward tho close of his strangly varied life that the Aostle Paul could say with grateful confidence: "I have learned in whatso ever state I am therein to bo content. I know how to bo abased, and 1 know also how to abound: in everything and all things have I learned tho secret both to be lilied and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want, i can now do all things in Him that strengtheneth me." And that aecrct on which Paul thus dwelt gratefully he elsewhere dis closed in this pregnant phrase: "We know that to them that love God nil thing's work together for good, even to them that are the called according to His purpose." And w hy should we not be contented in the best' place God could lind for us; and this while God is doing His best for us, and while we know lhat His best is for our be.-t also'.' i. TtnM. Present Duty. i j j i A grind many people spend (ill t'niir life hunting lor a place in tins world t hat they w ere never intended to fill. They I. ever settlr down to anything x itii any sort of restful or contented feeling. What tlev are doing now is not by any means !bo work that is suit ed to their abilities. They have a sul ny ideal of a very -joblo life which thfy would like to read , in whiclttheir pow c"s would have If .'0 scope, and where the.y could make very bright rec ord. Put in their present position they cannot do much ol anything, and there is lit! lo use to try. Their lite is a bum drum and a prosy outline, and they can accomplish nothing really worthy and beautiful. So they go on discontented with their own lot, and sighing lor another; and while they sigh the years glide awav, and soon Ihev will come to the end, to lind that they have missed every opportunity of doing anything woriliy of a rat.oual being on the pas sage to eternity. The truth is, one's vocation is never some far-oil' possibili ty. It is always the simple round of duties that the passing hour brings. No day is common-place if we only had eves to see its splendor. There is no duty that comes to our hand but brings us the possibility of kingly service 11'iptiU H'ctk!;. Choice Selections. j ; i ! I 1 , , ' : ' j I ' 1 I 1 ! ' I I j That w hich is bitter to be endured may be sweet to be remembered. Our enjoyments are greater than our alllietiens, and our ablictions less than our sins. . If we take care to keep a good con science, we may leave it to God to take care of our good name. Longing desire praveth always, though the tongue is silent. If thou art ever longing, thou art ever praying. W hen .slecpeth prayer? When desire grows cold. AmjiiMinc. What all men everywhere need is the truth. It is the knowledge of the truth, says tlie Founder of Christianity, lhat makes men free. Hut men have to be urged to seek the truth and to piize it tit its real value. A bitter word may make a wound that will never heal. A kind word may win a friend that will never turn. A ca .tion may save a soul; and yet silence is sometimes more slinging, and at other times more soothing, than any word. S. '. oh ri't r. The fitly spoken word might lift many a tempted soul out of danger and despair, but, like Priest and Levite of old. we see tho wounded man, who has fallen in the dust of tho road, and we pass by on tho other side. "It is only now and then that the good Samaritan pauses, pities, pours out oil and wine, and never leaves the victim till he sees him safe and well. InteUiiena-r. Krom care and sorrow, from the misapprehension of our fellow-man. from lite loneliness of the uncaring crowd, from the accusations of con science, from the anxieties born of dis trust, from tlie fears that lurk in the valley of death, and the shrinking that turns from a stranger eternity, tho soul that .-its in the shadow of the "Hock ol Ages" linds deliverance. C. V. Hultcr. There is no good reason for making every sermon precisely so long, whether a man has anything to say or not. Il would add a pleasing and, wo doubt not, a prolitalile variety if ministers would give up the stereotype habit of being governed by the clock instead of the iiow of ideas, and occasionally slop ev en before the half hour is up, or if they would improve the occasions when their hearts are aglow and their minds active, and detain their congregations a little longer al such times. 'To average a certain length of time would be much belter than to preserve one uniform length of discourse on any and all oc casions. Obxr.riKr. The Lord means that His children should be happy. It is very easy to charge our alllictions upon Him, but it is invar 'ably unjust. There is a right and a wrong way of living; there is a bright side to the saddest experience. Sometimes the Christian realizes this, bows to the will of God, acknowledges his sin, and makes the best of his ex perience. And we say: What a lovely character. Again, one stubbornly ro nists the manitest will of God. attempts to stay omnipotence, and failing, rail) at God. And we say: How hard he takes this providence! Hut God meant il for good to liiir., as much nsto the oilier. When we are tempted to Re cuse God, it is we ourselves w ho are at fault, not God. He does no man wrong. UuliLii Jiulc. A Massa "husetts law makes the owner of a house liable for treble any loss lhat may be sustained by gambling therein with his consent. A saloon keeper at Lowell has just been com pelled to pay $1,iU, tho money going to a num who had lost only $iiuO lu playing poker ou tue premises, liustun I'ruwscnjit. Arkansas Bulldozers. r!nsned are tbey who nxpeet noth ing, for they shall not be disappointed." Tho Republicans did not look for much consolation from the late election in Arkansas, for since the bulldozers took possession of that. State iu lH7-i it has been carried by tho Hemocrats, when ever any imposition at all has been made, by a majority averaging about ono-lifth oif the entire vole. It has been tinder stood that they would easily enough elect all the State ollicors th's year, nnd a Legislature that would send Senator Garland back to Washington for another term. It has turned out that Colonel Slack, the Republican candidate for Governor, ran w ith unexpected strength in regions where ha was best known, and that iu some localities, where quiet and fair elections were held, the Re publicans have elected a few county of ficers, and there is a possibility that tho Prohibitionists have carried Sebastian County against license, in which event the saloons at Fort Smith tho only pl.T o in tho county where liquor Is now sold will be closed up. The general result, however, is not dill'erent from what was anticipated. It would seem that in Arkansas, if anywhere, the Democrats might get along without seeking to intimidate Re publican voters; and yet the reports from Helena are laden with a most out rageousciise of bulldozing. General M. L. Stephenson. ex-Judge of the Supreme Court, telegraphed from that town on election day as follows: The court h ui-e wits tnknn hiit nicht, lerke.1 and y-uardeil. '1 li s lllornin jtldlieg were elect ed iii-i ie. N'o on" tnustile was nllow d to pui llcipile. Sitle polls were prevented bv the Vi' ... IK". Of ll I'll! C. I lllell I't the polls. M.'ll 'liS- tr'bmiu'j' tickets were kii'eked down nnd driven nwuv nnd the lick- Is taken fn.ni thein, V.Hel-s weio driven (CI. Mini -1 1 1 -1 11 I . irt 1 1 ' 11't volintfwns done anywhere in the city nfler irne o'clo. k. l ine colored iiinn wns shot a: tho-e times by n depiuy Sneritl. Ttlis so terr, lu d Hie olhers Hint they would not ny to vole. Phillips County, in which Helena is situated, has a Democratic County Judge named Sanders, who was himself a c liditlale for tUo oflb'e of Cbcuit Judge, and whoso election depended upon preveuliug, in some way, a lull Republican vote. As County Judge he arranged the voting precincts in July last, and put them in such shape that about l,:fui) voters, of whom 1,dno were Republicans, mostly colored, had to travel ten or twelve miles to reach the polls, and then all vote at the court t bouse. Sanders aKo appointed as Judges cf Kleetion two live Democrats nntl a colored Republican who hail been dead for two years. Tlie vacancy was tilled, not "by the voters assembled," as the law requ'res. but by a little fami ly arrangement inside the barrier. In l7.s no Republican ticket was nominated in this county, because the Democratic shot-gun policy preventciL, and in ix.sn a :ain the Republicans pru dently kept out of the Iield. Some weeks ago Governor Churchill expressed a de sire that, for tho good name of the Stale, the Republicans should be allowed to vote, and it was partly on account ot his assurance of fair play that the lead ing Republicans of the county decided to move. 'They give the Governor credit for good faiih, for he took pains to send over his private Secretary and Adjutant General a fortnight ago to re ceive the assurance of the Democratic County Committee that no intimidation or falsification of returns should bo al lowed, and as late as last Friday he ex pressed to one of tho Republican candi dates his disbelief in the possibility of violence, and afterwards telegraphed to Captain Harlow, of tho Philips County militia, to bo prompt in assisting the civil authorities to prevent disturbance. 'The local Democratic managers, how ever, failed to keep the pledges they ha 1 so freely given. At 7:15 a. m. the polls were opened, only two or three voters being admitted through the two doors of the court liou-e at a time. As thov passed alon the corridor they handed in their ballots through a small hole high tip in one of the doors opening from it so high that they could not sec the ballot deposited in the box. The law requires the name of each voter to l e written in a book with a number opposite corresponding with a number written on tho back ol his ballot. To prevent a tally being kept outside, tho numbers used wero not consecutive ones, so that nobody could tell, even if ho knew the number that was put on a ballot, how many votcs had actually been cast. Anticipating some game of this kind, the Republicans had prepared ballots with 'stubs," like those upon bank checks, which were torn off and rtlaincd by the ticket peddlers who stood by the door and gave out the ballots to the Re publican voters as they went in, writing each voter s name on tho "stub. lu this w ay a record was made of the exact number of Republican votes that wero ;l received. After tho voting had gone on quietly, though slowly, for about an hour, tho Demoera's concluded to put an end to the balloting, w hich was clearly being conducted in a way to frustrate all their plans. The onset, alluded to by Gener al Stephenson, is thus described by a correspondent of tho St. Louis Ulubc- JJ'-iiiorritl: . On. of Ihe distributors . stundlntrnenr the door of ihe bnildiiiL'. hoi. li . in his lcit Poll til h tml 11 li 'nk on which tie wrote t i" nnlnes en the coiip .ns, ami a pencil in his riuht. wiien be UH-ritl-l llllll -' tl'lill WllllIM llltll t'lltllll (till Ol the bultl li'z and were milking- for him. lino (d thein ctiiiLiht his lett ttrui. tinnltier h.H riu-ht. nnd one setii'i h''d his pockets. (Inewns near ly halt full ot c lupous. AH of these wero tnken awny, anil Willi Iheui his pocket-book, etc.. ev eryl lilnn: but tlie coupons heinic nlter will ds returned. The next tiling lie knew ho vns struck on the head, li s hat knocked oil, and he win forcibly kicked iwico. At tin.' oth er door tlie snnie perforntnnee oocurre 1. All the distributors ot coupon tickels wero forced lo irive thein uis. J'initlly tile Iiepuiy Sherjtts and others, some tiotirii-hiinr their i-ftvotvers, Scattered nuiouir tlie crowd order.nir It to dispels-. The f i-i)lilened negroes nittlll'lllly did so. and hull' an hour Inter very few of the 1.0 10 or more blneks eiiiitled to vote there were willtin hull a mile. The fntillllilntors then went to Hie Helena City ward and compelled those who had (siupoti tick.-is to jm o them up. At these lliero was no pretense of driving oil vt I'-rs, tint very few nppearei). Thus ends another chapter in the his tory of shameless Democratic election frauds in the Southern States. Detroit l'ost ami Tribune. The Maine Victory. The news from Maine was rood from the lirst, but it is getting better all the time. At this writiiiir tho Republican candidate for Governor, Robie. is about M.tiUd ahead of the Fusionist, l'lai-ted. The scattering vole is distributed among several candidates. There is no doubt that tho Old Pino Tree State wheels back into lino once more iu all respects, and henceforth must not bo classed as doubtful. Greenbackism and UliM'cllaucous defection have run their course. A net gain of one Republican Congressman will help in tho make-up of tho Forty-eighth Congress, and in every ) oint of view tho result is pecu liarly gi'8'.ifying. The truth is that tho Republican puny is gaining strength from year to year. Superficial observ ers note the bickerings und jealousies of rival leaders luid factious, the blunders made in Congress and out, tho sharp criticisms calUd out, and similar tilings, and jump at the conclusion that the party is going to pieces, or at lea-st is being weakened. Time is a great element in favor of Republicanism, because the. children io;l ibo 't wilh their olomonfary educa tion, Kcliool bonks aro as non-partisan as they can be made, but it. is simply impossible to learn the history of the United Siates during the war of the rebellion without having the principles of tho Republican party instilled into the mind. Tho text-books of American his tory oro our schoolmasters to lead us unto Republicanism. Many a voter of to-day was unborn when the war be gan, and the majority of them have lit tle, if any, recollection of polities bo foro lKlil. Whatever tho polities of tho family circle or the neighborhood, a young man cannot avoid associating the natno Republican with tho Union cause, a causo which sustains to the America of to-day substantially the same relation that the revolutionary war did to our fathers. Apart from the Democratic newspapers tlie child reads nothing about his country, its past or present, which does not tend toward Republicanism. Not a history of the United States, circulated in any North ern State, however careful tho writer may be to observe neutrality, but does, in point of fact, disseminate Repuli liean doctrines. Such will continue to be the case so long as the Democrats ore stupid enough to maintain their old nnd odious organization. Nothing could be more certain than this, and it explains tho steady growth of tho Re publican party, ns shovvn by the retifrns from Maine. In a more specific way Maino is great ly indebted to "visiting statesmen" tor help in the recent campaign, but it was cbiclly a homo struggle. Every candidate for Congress was interested in carrying the entire State. Then, too, Senator Fryo had n great stake, and, more than all, Mr. l'.laino was put upon his mettle. He could not iillord lobe idle. He was compelled by the logic of events to do his level best for the party, and be did it. Unfettered by any ollicial position, ho threw himself into tho campaign with all the enthusiasm of his great nature. The term Stalwart as a political appellation was out" of Mr. P.laine's contributions to the Eng lish language, dating back more than six years. He works for Republican ism without the slightest deviation from the straight path. However much, the Inter U'jcuii has dilVered from him iu tho past on some points, anil may again on others, it is now, ns always, ready to accord to him the full measure of praise for his great services iu tha common cause. Vtieujo Jitter Ucean. The Status of the Two Parties. 111.11 tyll.U iu put 1 IWll-111, lllflll k-llllUS 1 ,.;,rlta ,.. Xntloioil unit v from sbtvei-e ti ll ; ".-"ts' ixntiou.il unity, nom sl.ivel tc To the young man about to cast his, first vote the problem presents itsell iiu his m ini, with which party shall I align myself ? Which is tho more de serving of my suH'rage? Only too fre quently the first vote is cast in harmony witli a prejudice unconscious it mayj be into which he has allowed himself to fall. This is always to bo deplored, for it often results in warping the entire subsequent political life. Too much caution cannot bo exercised in getting a proper start, and the history, nnd principles, and tendencies of tho two. parties should be carefully inspected before choice is made. Nothing less than deliberate consideration will qualify tho young voter to judge of tha merits and demerits of each. So far as the Republican party is concerned, il invites the most rigid investigation 01 its past work, its present, purpo-es and future prospects. Unlike tho Demo cratic party, it has a living history, con sistent from begining to end, and triumphant in every important detail. Its record is the record of the Nation; and tho Republic to-day, in all its glorious achievements, its maguilicent institutions and auspicious future, is the work of tlie Republican party. There is not a stone in the whole National st iieturo that was not placed there by I tho Republican parly, i rom the rums ot the overthrown temple of lssiil has been reared the grandest edilico of all ages. Its almost unmatched glory and splen dor are acknowledged all over the world, and the badge of American citizenship wins for him who wears it the honor and respect of every nation. Not that we havo vast armies to compel patronage; not that we have a powerful navy to enforce a specious fawning, but rather that, in place of these, we have a united, patriotic, pro-perous people, en lightened by the great liberties they en joy, ami made strong by the conscious ness of National power and rectitude. The great sin that for fourscore years hung over tho Nation like a pall, par alyzing every effort looking toward Na tional regeneration, has been expurgated. political freedom, such ns the world never knew, is vouchsafed to one and to all. 1 lie whip of tho Democratic slaveholder has been broken and burned, his chains nre rusting away from disuse, and the slave is a freeman. The chaos of a Democratic rebellion h;w been cleared away and in its stead we have peace, order and prosperity. From the chaos of nn unstable, swiud- , ling Demi cratic currency, we have ad vanced to the bed-rock of tho best nna safest system of National linanco eviff i known. From sedition, tho Nation has marched to ireciuun, ami iroiii ignorance lo 1 hi-die.-t enli htenment. Opposed to all this stands the Demo : cratic party, with no record of which it is not ashamed, no lixed principles to day, and no promise of better things in the future. Its history is made up of negations, and it is best and most un favorably known on account of its hav- mg opposed every living principle of i which the American people are proud tt--liiy. It opposed National unity. and I tho war for its vindication. It opposed I tho emancipation proclamation. It op- posed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and j Fifteenth Amendments. It opposed paying tlie National debt. It opposed ! specie resumption, lu short, it has cou j sistently and persistently opposed each i and every measure which is now a recognized National landmark. In 1HG1 its cry was against tho enormities of what it termed "a fratricidal war." In luit it was "not another man nor an other dollar for tho prosecution of the unholy s'rilo. in lob;! it was "the J Union as it is and the Constitution as it was." In 104 it was "the war fur tha Union is a failure." From 11)5 to 18t8, it opposed reconstruction. From that year up to tho present it has never ceased to oppose anything like au hon- est election in tho Southern States, where, by violence and fraud. Repub lican have been changed to Democratic States. Tho Democratic party is treach erous, avaricious and unprincipled. Its policy for it has no principles is ns changeable and unstable us tha waves of ihe sea. While exerting every energy to defeat the successful prosecu tion of the war for tho Union, it now impudently lays claim to the glory. It did everything it could to harass and, discourage Union soldiers, and now asks to be recognized as tlio soldier's best and only friend. Il fought against the eman cipation of slaves, and four years aftei tho close of tho war broke up Legisla.. tares in order to defeat the enfranchise meut of tho negro. To-day it fawns at his feet to win UU vow. ladianujioU Journal.