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Judge Tholz Future by Their Past.
V.'h:. could i' t o:ii '1 nnot in1 I icm-i'Tnts ilo if they IT) tin' hct Presidential elee ' ijiit it Ion 's bet nn orod by nameli : Went has thocoiintry lii'ti hearing from them ot their iti -iii -t Mml n-piralio.is during tin' la-t t wcnty years.' ( an iiny imiii recall any roni plamt of wro n,' it advocacy c.f r ght by thi in wilhin t.i.ii period'.1 Twenty years ago, i: n tin' ( 'oiifeilcr.iey was in its la si dit"h, the Democratic p i; t y. which )i:nl hern ns clamorous lit tin' North for peace toward tin' rebellion as it was nt the Son ; li fur v;ir against tiio Nation, ii .srni!i!''l in its National Convention nml delibor.r.oly demanded that tho Government should give tip the oimlc-t, alleging as :i reason tlio pntiwit fitlso liouil that tin1 war wan a failure. Its oaiuliilaii' General McClcllan. made his own platform in Ins letter of accept ance, thereby condemning the treason able utterances of the Democrai in party of the North, lie made himself the war oamliilate of a pcaco party, the members of which nioaneiT oer the shedding of the blood of our Southern brethren, while gloating with ill-concealed glee over the shedding of tho blood of t he soldiers of the Union. Thu fateof the ( 'ont'eiloracy was. decided lit tho ballot boxes in November, lX'ii. The Democracy fought anil lost the de cisive battle of the rebellion on that day. A Democratic success wonhl have ended the war upon terms dictated by Davis and Lee. Upon the collapse of the Rebellion the followinir spring the Northern Demoe raey continued to be simply an annex to tho-o of the Confederates who were impractical enough to suppose that they could by such aid rule the country they hail failed to dismember. Indeed the existence of such a party at the North, tilled with intense bitterness toward tlio Government simply because it was iu Republican hands, was probably the sole cause for the formation of the party in the South bent upon ignoring the results of the war. Hut for Northern Democratic Scalawagism, there would have been no considerable Southern Bourhonism. The assassination of Lincoln and the course pursued by his successor gave the Democracy the administration of the Federal ( 'ovornment for the four years immediately following the war, and they improved the opportunity as became them. A large proportion of the Federal ollicers who had been ap pointed by Mr. Lincoln were badgered into the service of the liourbou cause of the South or into resignation. Those Whose appointment was dependent, upon the President, without the consent of the Senate, wero mere political slaves, driven to their tasks like liehl hands, and were linali dorrade ' and humiliated by being lunf ' -"ti r in a grand round up, betti i .. . the Bread and Rntter Nation.' son Con vention at Philadelphia. The Democratic party thus organized bent all it . infer nal energies toward the prevention of the protection of the emancipated blacks. The Southern Suites were turned over to the more violent and im placable ot their people, with an injune tion by tlu) President to defeat the Kif- toentU Amendment to the Constitution then ponding before the States. That amendment, which merely guarantees equal civil rights, and which every Democrat now pretends fidelity to. was opposed then by the Democrats North and South with as much ferocity and avowed hatred of the negro as was ex hibited later against conferring upon him the right to vote. The violence of Democratic hatred against the black friends of the. I'nion was less the result of race prejudice than of bitter hostility to the cause itself. This was made evident by the eijually tierce attack mad t on the cred itors ot the Government whose iaith in its power had induced them to loan the money with which the war hail been carried on. These were soon made as odious as the negroes, and were known only as "bloated bondholders.' whose pocke's must be ritled of the prolits they lia l made through their willingness to trust their fortunes on tho result of the war. W as not this Demoeraey from lHf'fi to IS'iiti' What has it been since but a intinued resistance to the decrees of i ,t" and to the amendments to the Con i litutiuu? It has not had and has not now a pulsation that was not born of hatred of till that the American people have done as a Nation since lxiil. . The Democracy went down in 18(18, j.otwi.hstauding its possession, through of all the power of Fed- m;u p:i 1 1 oiiii-m; Hint piion 01 , iinu utniii: tne ineu oi ute r.ieciorai oie oi ,)i'w York through the crimes of the Tweed machine, afterward abundantly proven and confessed by Tweed himself. During the five years following the Inauguration of ('rant the explo ts of the Democracy were confined to the Southern States, where the property class, acting under Northern Democrat ic inspiration, had refused to participate in recon -traction in order that carpet-bag leadership might serve as an excuse for wnatever violence mi ht be necessary . for its overthrow. The Southern white people could have made carpet-bag rule impossible had they not listened to their old tempters, the Northern Democrats, for they could have honestly prevailed in every elce- t on m the South under the Heeonstrui tion act. It, was only because they ab- stained irom voting, anil refused to counsel and direct the ex-slaves, that the Northern men just located among them were enabled to take tie.; lead of the negro. What woe ought to be pro nounced again -t the lire-eating dema gogues who first made Mr. Lincoln's lection po-sible by dividing the Demo cratic party for tho p'.i pose of precip itat ug a civil war: '11111 on the Northern Democrat e demagogues who made se cession possible by promising that they would prevent any resistance to it by the North? And What additional woe should tie pronounced against the new crop of Northern demagogues who would not let the war end with L"e' surrender, but ki pt the South ern people heated and excited with also hopes that they could w in by po .itical maneuvring what they had h-st in the field. And these are tic men who talk, about turning the rascals out, in order that they may again confuse and debauch the politics of the country. They have put on a veneering of rev enue reform and Civil-service Reform and a-k to have their real character forgotten. (Hut the pi ople will not judge them by their cheap pretensions or their promises so prodigally made for the purpose of obtaining power. party which ha? been engaged iu the deviltries for which the Northern De inocrai y stand responsible can not get a rood character upon its own unsup ported certificates. "Tho rascals" w ho luive been the authors of all the country's miseries for a generation will not bo allowed now to pardon them selves, or be able to transform honesty and patriotism into rascality as a pen alty for opposition to their schemes, their fruits have wo known them ul rcady. 'The rascald will tay out. Auttoual liepublicarh. Admitted Political Outrages. ! Recent brutuid and criminal outrage upon colored people in 'i'oiinessce. ninl Georgia have attracted the attention of the North, and they have been con demned in terms not at all short of their deserving. hcthcr they are the result of wide spread organization or not is unknown beyond tiie circle engaged in these rr nics, but it is not unnatural that their f re i 11 in v. t he breadt h of country over x liii-h thev ere spread an I the imita tion of kii-Klux methods practiced iu their commission should excite the sus picion thrt this new outbreak is the re vival of an old conspiracy against tlio rights of the colored people. The Philadelphia lwnirt r, comment ing on t he sit ua t ion, says: "If precedent!) are any indications, it may bo the be ginning of Democratic proceedings to make the South solid for the next Pres ident ial campaign.' It is possible that the imputation con veyed in this paragraph pi ay be unjust to the Democracy of the South. We shall hesitate to accept it as a fact, not withstanding there are numerous facts all pointing in tlio same direction. Hut the explanations which come up from tlio Sunt h arc not convincing, nor do they even tend to assure that these outrages are not the revival of an ancient halted. The Louisville Courier - Journal (Democratic) admits the outrages, but it allirms they have been committed "bybninlf of irresponsible and law less persons in Georgia anil Tennessee." This admission is valuable to this ex tent, that it removes all doubt of tlio commission of the charged outrages. Tin y are not manufactured for the pur pose of inliaming sectional feeling, as lias been allirnied. The criminal out rages being admitted, the next tiling to ascertain is their meaning and purpose. The Louisville Courier-Journal declares it is " sheer idiocy " to assign to them any political meaning. As if to clinch this with proofs the Courier-Journal adds: " The old Ku-Klux Klan, with all its unfortunate and unforgivable sins upon its head, died years ago. and went to its grave covered with well won infamy, and followed by the ex ecrations of all the honest people ol the sections it infested with its pres ence." It is certainly gratifying to have a distinguished and influential Southern journal denounce the "old Kii-Klux Klan'' in these strong terms. Hut if tho Journal thus denounces and con signs to "well-won infamy" in the be lief that its "execration" will give weight to its denial of present outrages it has a lamentable short memory. It is but a few years since that paper denied the existence of the Kn Klux, which it now admits, and ridiculed j those w'no alarmed it, just as it now ! denies the existence of the new conspir acy and ridicules those who see in the recent outrages any evidence of it. The j Jnurna' may be right; on that point we await further developments. Hut the ; outrages are admitted, and the weight of evidence so far pro j seined is against the Courier-Journal's i assertion. And the Journal and other Democratic papers which denied the existence of the old Ku Klux to the last, and denounced the evidence of those crimes as perjuries, after they have come to admit and also denounce them, cannot complain if their explana tion of the new outbreak is taken with many grains of allowance. All our highest interests, commercial and National, lie in the direction of good w ill between the sections. And he is not the truest patriot who, from light or un certain causes, would provoke distrust. On the other hand, he is less than a patriot who will tamely submit to see the poorest of the people crashed by brutality, or who will foolishly close his eyes when a great crime against suffrage and majority rule threatens the safety f the Government.- -Detroit 1'ost and Tribune. The Devil Decrying Sin. i criticism and censure, and to that de ftssassination. gree are in sympathy and harmony i A The Democrats usually carry the elec tion overwhelmingly some months be fore it takes place. They proclaim themselves to be the party of avenging virtue, and all goes prosperously until the votes are counted, when it turns out that they have not enough. Tho ex planation both of this seeming prosper ity and of the fatal want at the pel's is obvious. The party in power is judged by every wrong deed and by every wrong-doer. Even its own intelligent and independent memhers join in the with the opposition. The general tone of comment seems to bo adverse to the dominant party. In this situation the eager but obtuse opposition sees in every Republican critic a Democratic voter. It redoubles its loud protesta tions of horror and its professions of virtue. The excellent Mr. Richard Turpin is deeply grieved that a pocket has been apparently picked, and Rev. Dr. Dodd has heard with inexpressible sorrow that somebody has been forging. When it conies to the decision, liow- ever, the frying-pan is thought to be quiie as secure as the fire, ami there is a general suspicion that Dick Turpin is a (jiieer defense against thieving, and j Dr. Dodd a droll prophylactic against forgery. This is tho reason that the : prosperity of the canvass vanishes at the polls, and that the Democrats who I walk so gayly and triumphantly over the course before the race begins are so to speak, nowhere when it ends. In lsi!8 they assured the country that if it wanted " sound constitutional recon struction, the Democratic party was still doing business at the old stand of the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions. We are again approaching the elec tion. It will take place in November, an 1 already in IS;! the unwearied jesters hae overthrown the Republic ans, horse, foot, and dragoons. There is nothing left of them; they are sunk in the sea; aud such is the awful fate of the once great Republican party. It is certainly dreadful, and it woulil be even more appalling if, as the hoys say, we hud not ail been there so very otleii, lint the country has had a serious ex perichcu during the bust twenty-live years, and the one thinjr in which it will not now be deee veil is the char acter und probabilities of the party to which it commits its welfare. Jon; tenure of power by a party is undesir able for many reasons. Hut a Ion: tenure is not the worst of perils. 'The party which would relieve the country ot th t evd must be able to show that it will do hi-rer. Its prut 'S'ations and promises will be impartially heard. Its explanations and excuses oi its familiar career, of its performances where it has recently obtained local power, of its al liances and its inconsistencies, will ull be patiently weighed. Hut unless something more forcible and promising is presented tr.au has yet I, ecu ollered, the judicious com. try will probably in form the deeply-grieved Mr. Turpin and the sorrowing Lev. Dr. Dodd at tho polls that their arguments are very touching, but that, upon the whole, it is not satisfied that they are the tafest guardians of tho National honor and thu National treasure. JJarjicr't Weekly. SCHOOL AND CHURCH. The Freshman ela-is at, Amherst has only sixty-live students. In Pern Hyacintho's Church. Paris, the deacons who pass the plate say "Thank von" to those who contiibiita. -A". y. H.mhl. Mr. John Guy Vassar, of Pongh keepsie, N. V., nt a meeting of the Vas-ar College 1'rustees held recently, made an additional gift of .-'.",000 to the college. Our religion is not worth much if it is like that of the storekeeper who said: "Iv'o just been converted, so when you want milk on Sunday you must oomo round to the hack door." A'. Y. Times. liishop MeTyeire once said to a brother who wept over the terrible state of things in his charge: "What we need, brother, is not weeping Jere miahs, but building Nehemiahs." In tliana)oli Journal. A young Lutheran minister of Minorsville has recently died, death be ing caused, it is thought, more from the effects of a presentiment than from actual physical disease. While in tho theological school at Philadelphia ho had three room-mates to whom he was deeply attached. All entered the min istry, and since their ordination all have died. After tho death of the third friend, tho remaining member of tha quartet became impressed with tho be lief that his time was short, and with this thought in his mind sank into a de cline. lmliannpol is Jon rnal. A fine mural tablet of white and black marble has been placed on the south wall of the chapel of the Univer sity of Vermont iu memory of the late President Marsh. it was erected by Mr. XV. P. Pierson, of Illinois, an alum nus of tho university, and bears a Latin inscription, which may ho translated as follows: "In memory of James Marsh, S. T. D., President and Professor of the University of Vermont. In ad vance of almost all of his own age in Christian philosophy-, he now has disci ples among the learned everywhero. An ardent and reverent lover of truth, he is hold in great veneration by his pupils." Cliicntjo Inter-Ocean. , PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. Tho postage stamp knows its duty and sticks to it. Exchange. Darwin says monkeys could blush. This relieves the dude of tho suspicion of belonging to tho monkey tribe. Boston Transcript. "Eugene L. Didior accuses Tenny son of plagiarism." Tennyson? XVc have heard of Didior; but who in the Dickens is Tennyson. Norristown Her ald. She Had aBhiil: The irirl walked slowly down the oile, Her looks inii'le all the people sinuislo, V r en her nose she hud a luusle This lovely maiden without iruislo. Oil City Derrick. "Smoking may be a bad habit." he said, as he rode beside a pretty Phila delphia girl, "but that habit of yours is perfectly killing. The marriage took place the next day. Philadelphia Xews. A country boy drank a pint of whisky, went in swimming, ate a lot of green apples, drank some ice water, went to bed, and was found dead in the morning. Too much ice water. 'Texas Sijlintjs. F'riend to artist: "I see the art committee rejected that picture of yours." Artist: "Ifes, and it's all be cause one of the members was preju diced against me. Hut I'll get even, you bet." Friend: "I'll tell you how to get your revenge!" Artist: "How?" Friend: "Paint his portrait." Ex-President Farrar, who was de tained from the recent English Wesley an Conference by age and feebleness, stated in his letter to that body that sixty years had elapsed since he had preached his trial sermon, anil that he had known every President of the con ference since 1818. Detroit Post. The late Dr. Moffat, the venerable missionary, became so accustomed to roughing it" in Africa that when he returned to England ho could not sleep comfortably on a soft pillow. So for his use at home ho had one mado of wood, and when he was visiting friends he asked them to put a block of wood or a wooden footstool at the head of his bed. -V. Y. Tribune. Enquirer: If a man came up aud poked us in the stomach, and grabbed our cigar, and gave it to a newsboy, aud tapped us on the nose, would we tell him he was fresh? AVo might; hut we should do so as an afterpiece to the administration of a walloping that would remain the uppermost mem ory in that man's mind till he was blown upon a steamboat. X Y. Post. Rev. Dr. John L. Smith, of tho Northwest Indiana Conference, has published in pamphlet form, "A plea in behalr ot worn-out preachers, widows and orphans, with a prayer to the gon- eral conference of 1884." It contains also the papers of Rev. C. A. Brooke, 1). 1)., and other articles, all bearing on the same subject. Tho discussion and exhortation of these papers is vig orous and urgent. Chianio Journal. A boy was going up Sycamore Street yesterday with a glass inkstand to till. Every few steps lie would toss it into the air and catch it again. He did it successfully until the last time, when it landed gracefully on the pave ment in a thousand pieces. Ho looked at it about a minute, and then said: "It serves tho old man right. I told him before I started that I couldn't carry that thing up street." Oil City Dei rick. An Irishwoman can always man ago to tell a very disagreeable truth in a very agreeable way. "How did your husband dier asked tlio Judge very sternly. "Well, sir, very suddont like," was the reply. "Hut what was the matter with him?" "Why, I beliuv sir, ho fell out of a window, or through a kind of cellar door, or something of that sort." "How far did ho fall?" "Not more than five or six feet, Yer Honor." "And how could such a fall as that kill him?" "You see, sir, there was a bit of a sthriug or cord, or thai like, and it got round poor Mike's u-.ok. and he never spoke a w ord after it." tlueuijo Herald. The Boy That Wears a Watch. Tlio boy that wears a. watch is an im portant character. At school he is envied ami on the street he is respected. None ot tlio boys grab turn and throw film down, lor they might break; lus time-keeper. He lias a way of twisting tho chain when he talks, and of looku nl his watch when he hear a railroui train, and saying twelve-ten, or six-five or f ight-sixteon. The other hovs stand around and regard him with admiration He grows up and probably . to col lege with a distinguished air, but in few years ho pawns his watch with man who, as a boy. often .stood aoim4 nud admit cd it." i.'yj(e Cf; ! Religious Miscellany. "COME UNTO ME" Xl" n'rrltt h-m ilnrk: ttin wlnl were liuh, Whieli lnmli.4ril ilrove th" nmitnur kch; I knew ft toekv enlist Ivll4 IliL'l); 1 siiw not linr ii-nui ileiith lo lleo. Tiirn. mM the irlnom. 1 bennl ft votco: "I nine limn me." it sweetly utl. At tlrst. petiree diotinr to leimcp, 1 towni d the S eiiker tllriu il my fiend, Nn ferm rni ren the wntern o'er: Vet oik p iiioiln thnt velee I lieiint, Sweet JMMiiiUinir e it the ln-i".ikci'V rimr; 'fhen I oheyeil the overcini wool. When lo! h frleiimlntr pfttti ntipi'nri'il, I .oii I lnsr within ii slii'liere't fmv; With iteperuli! strenu-tli niv course T strereil. To keep tlmt struit nnil narrow way. Then srmn hehln'l tho reks. nt mm. '1 he ftsiHl which phii'i'il them there I blessed; Thus sliielitlnsf nie from stormy Reus, 'j liua Ictthur me securely rest. Should r'f r Btrftln ttie stnrm prnvr wild Ami (lanirers inithcr round my wny, I'll hctirken fur then nenem initti, ' i oino unto me," nnil 'lil olev. Iliuiiuu Hill. D. 1).. In A. 1'. iiit)rn!fnt. THE BLESSEDNESS OF ENDURING. We are very net to think that if only no burdens were ever laid upon us, and wo could always follow along the path of our own inclinations, we would find supremo enjoyment. No sadder mis take was ever inado. The most wretched man in the world is the man who has no other business than to make himself happy, and who never seeks any man's welfare but, his own. . In his "Childe Harold," Hvron has graphically de scribed the experience of the pleasure seeker. Does ho represent him as ar riving at happiness in his pursuit of car nal gratification? Two tragic lines of the poet tell the story: " With pieRsuro druior'd he atmost lnnjr'd for And e'en for chiinireof scene would seek the Rhattes tti'low." The experience of all who have sought happiness in indulgenco is the same. " Vanity and vexation of spirit" has al ways summed up their estimate of the world and all it contains. It is not from the grat army of noble ourden bearers who are prodigal of their sub stance and their lives in every good cause that como the lfturmurs which we constantly hear of the misery of life. These bitter complaints usually come from those who have had most to enjoy, and have sacrificed the least. Volumes could be filled with the pulings of sur feited indulgence over the wretchedness of life. On the contrary, consult those who have suffered and sacrificed the most, for the elevation of man and the advancement of truth and righteousness in the world, and you will find that they thought life well worth the living. You will generally hear from them only tes timonies to its joy and value. We still see, as of old, the sensualist surrounded by every delight, nnd seated, though he may be, upon a throne, loathing life and yet afraid to die, while tho prisoner, with his feet fast in the stocks, is mak ing the inner dungeon ring with his songs of praise to God. The universal experience of mankind teaches us that no one ever finds real happiness so long as his chief object, is to be happy, It is only he that loses his life that finds it. The solution of this mystery may be well stated in the words of Carlyle: ''There is in man a higher than love of happiness; he can do without happi ness and instead thereof lind blessed ness. Love not pleasure; love God. This is the everlasting yea wherein all contradiction is solved; wherein whoso walks and works, it is well with him." To absorb and to bloat may exhaust the destiny of the sponge; but for man there bas been reserved a higher des tiny nnd a nobler joy. He is here, not to take his ease, but to achieve some thing. Ho has a consciousness of be ing made, not tor indulgence, but for conquest which leads him cheerfully to accept toils and sacrifices as a royal ift. Even In secular things men are often- er attracted by self-denials and hard ships than by ease or pleasure. Is there perilous and dilhcult undertaking to be cairied on? Is there an expedi tion to be sent out into frozen seas; or are there impenetrable wilds, torrid and deathly, to be crossed, there nro always men eager to voluuteer for the service. Its very dangers and difliculties give it a charm to a manly spirit. What re nunciations of comfort men will make. and what hardships and self-denials they will voluntarily undergo, in the pursuit of every kind of success! Are they made unhappy by their sacrifices? On the contrarv, the exertion necessary to secure tne oDjects wlncn men most prize often afiords more satisfaction than the objects themselves. A wealthy merchant on being reminded that after his death his extensive fortune would probably be dissipated by his son, re plied: "If my son linds as much enjoy ment in spending my fortune as I have in amassing it, I am satisfied." It is very certain, however, that in squander ing it the son would not lind half the satisfaction the father did in toiling aud sacrificing to acquire it. There is truth in the lines of Mi's. Browning: (let leave to work Tn this world 'tis tho best you iret at all. God says: 'Sweat For foreheads;' men Bay: 'crowus;' and so we are crowned- Aye, Kiished by some tormenting1 circle pf tieei. Which snaps wtth a secret spring. , Get work; (rei worn; Bo euro 'tis better than what you work to Ret.' Hut if even in the pursuit of worldly objects men find delight in cares, labors aud self-denials, why should it bo in consistent for tlio Christian to say: "I take pleasuro in infirmities, in re proaches, in necessities, in distresses lor Christ's sake?" It is not that per secutions or sacrifices are ever pleasant in themselves considered: but the love that prompted them supplies our losses a hundred fold, l.ove, when it readies enthusiasm, can convert the prison into a palace and transform hardships into delights. Thus the Christian rich in faith and love may sacrifice all, yet bo truly said to possess all things. Ilo mav "die daily, yet be "always rejoicing. Christ's yoke is to him an easy yoko, not because it sits lightly on his shoul ders, and he feels at liberty to thiow it off at pleasure, but because ho bears it in love. Do we not see hero why Christians so often complain of want of joy? Is it not because they love and sacrifice so little? We would all like to share the joy of Christ, but are wo willing to live His life? Tho trouble is we want the re ward of sacrificing without the sacri fice. One of Napoleon's Marshals, on one occasion, vexed at tho envious manner in which an old companion, who had stayed at homo in safe obscur ity, spoko of his titles and honors, re plied: "Well, now you shall have it all, but at cost price. We will go down into the garden, 1 will fire at you sixty times, and then, if you are not killed, everything shall be yours." Tho old Marshal was right; his companion should not have envied him his soldier's honors unless he was w illing to brave Soldier's perils. So if we w ill not share tho sufferings of Christ we have no right to expect lo share His joy. Christ of fers it all to us, but at co.st. What was the cost to Him? We are told: "Who for the jo that was set before him e- durcd the rw,'' When wo brar I'll cross we shall share His joy. KiV. A. M. Dubiic, in Cliicmjn Klunilurd. Anticipating Trouble. Tho (rouble we look forward to is always greater than the present trouble. A great sorrow brings with it ft certain exaltation of soul which enables us to bear it, and even then we wonder how we shall endure what is yet to come. In the very hour when our loved ones are taken from us and are no longer w ith us, not the present bereavement ntlliets us so as the long future that stretches out whero we must walk with out Hum The same facts are true ns to joy. The poet sings: "Man never is but always to bo blest." Not, the bliss of the present but of the future delights us most. Hut the lesson set us to learn is how to live in tho present, taking no anxious thought for the morrow and en joying every present blessing to the full est extent. The teachings of Christ nro very full on this point. Tho first peti tion in the Lord's Prayer touching our wants is, "Give us this day our daily bread." After our appetites are ap peased, comes distress over our sins and fears of falling into evil. "Our daily bread" must certainly include every i daily want, food, clothing, shelter, and the supply, as well, of intellectual and spiritual wants. It must also include strength to meet the duties, responsi bilities, labors of each day. Touching these points we have the injunction, "Take no thought for the morrow," and tho promise, "As thy day is so shall thv strength be." If the Scriptural wav of looking at the matter of borrowing trouble were trans lated into philosophical language it would seem simply tho purest good sense. hv should we liy to meet, evils that arc a long way off? Is not the present enough to bear? Why should we ignore the positive good of to-day and refuse to enjoy the blessings of the hour, when to-morrow may never eomeP The present only is ours, and all tiie future when it is ours wmu only be the present. The perfect day of a man's life is tho day when he sincerely and reverently tries to live each succeeding moment and hour as lie should live, giving all his effort to doing well the work given him that day to do. A lite of which all the days are thus spent is the perfect life. It is a little curious that generally tho evil we anticipate comes from some quarter from which wo had not looked for it, and so of the good. We do not understand the intricate plan ot God s providence and can not see the silver lining to the terrible thunder cloud, or know that just in an hour of greatest extremity relief is nearest. We say with the patriarch Jacob: "All these things are against me;" when in fact all these things" are directly in our favor, and are tho appointed means of bringing us just where we woulil be. As years pass over us, and we can look back over a long wav traveled, we begin to see how useless have been our borrowings of trouble, how we have wasted our energies in providing against tho evil that never came, wh n we should have devoted them to doing tho work in hand, and then we can point out to others the right way of. living, in which, alas! wo have not walked. If the young could only learn the lesson of living each day rightly i:s it comes, leaving all the past and all the fulure in the hands of God, what might we not hope for the world? Said an old lady: " W hen I was a lit tle girl I used to go a great deal wit h my father on his rides over his district as Presiding Elder, and often I 'was suro we were coming to tho end of the road, but when we got to what at a distance seemed such there was a broad turning into as broad a wav as that by which we had come, and never did we come to the end of the road. Often did the hills over which the road lay look so steep I was sure we never could climb them, but when we came to them tho ascent was gradual and never impossible, and not in a single instance did our horse and carriage slip backward down hill as it seemed to me it must do. The lessons I learned on those rides have helped me all my life. There has al ways lieen a way out of every trouble, every strait, and no labor I have been called on to perform has been greater than I could do." -V. Y. Tribune. Wise Sayings. By taking revenge a roan is but even with his enemy: but in passing it over he is superior. Vacon. Praise nevergives us much pleasuro unless it concur with our opinion, and extol us for those qualities in which we chiefly excel. Hume. Real faith is as satisfied, and rests as firmly on the abiding promises of Jehovah, as if it had all tne blessings of grace and glory in hand. 'Toplatly. A white garment appears worse with slight soiling than do colored gar ments when much soiled; so a little fault in a good man attracts more notice than great offenses in bad men. Let us be careful only of the qual ity of our work that it be thorough. genuine, simple-hearted, the best that is r i .... .. !.. .., .... iu us, me uesi inuL can come oui ui us. And above all, let us leave success to God, w ho is a just task-master. Will iam Oaskill.- The world is gradually realizing what Christians have always known that "Godliness is profitable'' even in a commercial sense, which is the lowest favorable view. Rev. George Hood pre sents this truth by referring to the trade of the United States with the Microno- sian and adjacent islands. It seems that tho first missionaries went to these islands in ltfov!, and in LS7y business w as carried on which has yielded profit amounting to neariy 1 M , it M ). the board during that year appropriated for that mission H!,7'J:. Or in other words, missions paid out 1, and com merce in trade created by tho missions received back ! 10.75. A loyalty to God ennobles every duty. If those who complain of tho pettiness of lifo were raised to higher positions, even to tho ruling of king doms, they would lind the duties equal ly irksome and monotonous. Tho great of this world have troubles and alllic tions the same as the poorest, and all are equally honored of God according c.s they lilf the place assigned them. Each should seek this place, and till in a manner suitable for tune and eter nity. People should not demean their own occupations aud look enviously at the condition or success of others. God makes no such distinctions. Tho real success of lifo is open to all. As has been said: "Knowledge is the hill which few i-au hope to climb; duty is the path which all may tread." He v. I. 11. Atl-i:ti. a Reno, Nov., boasts of having tho largejt wagon in theiState. The wheels are over &oen feet in diameter, tho hubs twenty inches thick, and the tires nine and a half inches wide and two inches thick. Tho wagon will carry thirty tons of oiv. Ikmxr Tribune. For Young Readers. RAN AWAY. Tt p k v wns rh nr. the slnrs were hrts"ht, 'I hi- in-nss w us wet wit h ilcv ; W'-n-n -lolmnv rein, put on his chillii-a. And vowed what lie would do. " I'll travf my pn. I'll fenve my nift, I'll tfn troin lu re to stnv; They use in reiiull I've find enoilllh And so I 11 inn nwny. " I'll tnke my clnthn. I'll tnko my nil A s iivp I will not In- I'll iro nut W e-t. I ll do my tict I'll slrike fur liberty." And .Tnhnnv started brnvely out. And siiirl he d no r return: He stud he'd iro and ninke a phnw, Aud let hln Kcnliis bum. Hp traveled nil thnt mimnier nllftlt, And bnivelv through the dnv. " And limn," paid he, "I wish that U' Had never run away. "I'm weftk nnd tired nnn -Mck," ntd he, W ith sndni'ffs In bin tone: ' It Isn't best to K'Hint West, At least, to oi olnn$t M And now I'm In n pretty fit. Ami ilnn l know wniu to no. And then hp siirhnd and nebbed and cried: Iloo-hoo, boo-hoi, lioo-hoo. Thp hny. when found, wtifl taken home. And was content to amy; Pn-'t ho: "I'm cured, and rc9t assured, run Golden Days. HELPING MOTHER. i j I I It was the evening before commence ment at Mt. Pleasant Seminary. Six young ladies of the graduating class were gathered around a window over looking the pleasant grounds, and talk ing eagerly about the future. Their plans were various, reaching onward with no thought of grief or sorrow. Wealth, admiration, fame, were among tho attainable. Music and art would each have its devotie. One would con tinue her studies at a higher in-titiition; another would beconio the mistress of a beautiful home. One had not spoken, and when the question, a second time, was asked im patiently: "Louise, what are your plans?" her answer was eagerly await ed. "I shall help my mother," said quiet Louise. " O-o-oh, we all mean to do that, of course," said one, "but what plans have you? You can't mean to stay at home in a poky way and not try to do anything?" ""(i ris," said Louise, " I do mean to do just that; for the present, at least, my business shall be to help my mother in any way that it is possible for me to help her. ' A glance at the puzzled faces around her, and she continued: "Shall I open my heart to you a bit and let you read a sad page from it? You remember Stella Morton? You remember that I once visited, her during vacation? Her home was very pleasant, and a . large family of brothers and sisters ma le the days pass merrily. Our pleasures kept iis'so much out of doors that we saw little of Mrs. Morton a delicat-i, quiet lady, always ready to bestow sympathy when needed. I noticed that tho girls were not so tidy and helpful about the house as I hail been taught to be, but as I did not see who supplied all defi ciencies I thought little about it. One day a picnic had been planned, and I heard the girls impatiently comment ing upon the illness of the one servant, as it threw upon them some disagreea ble household duties. How Mrs. Mor ton ever accomplished the delicious lunch we ate that day, only such over worked mothers can explain; tho little assistance given by Stella and Alice must have been most unsatisfactory. " We returned by moonlight, so tired that we went to our rooms without see ing any one, if indeed any one was up at that hour. By and by I don't know how long we had slept a frightened voice called Stella, who shared my room, and soon we all knew that gentle, tired Mrs. Morton was alarmingly ill. At sunrise she was gone, w ithout hearing the voices so full of love nnd sorrow. Girl's.JI can't describe Stella's grief ; she placed her own delicate hand beside the thin, toil-stained dead one, and said: 'See, Louise, at what a cost mine is so fair; and I have been vain of my white hands.' She kissed the cold lingers again and again. " One day I found Stella at her mother's work-table holding up some unfinished piece, evidently left in haste. 'Louise,' she said, 'mother asked me to do this and I really meant to; oh, why didn't I do it at once?' "You can understand what an im pression all this mado upon me, and when, a few days later, I was called home by the illness of my own mother. the feeling was intensified. Mother was very ill, and as hope grew fainter my distress was hardly less than Mel- la's. One night, when my sister and 1 were too anxious to sleep, 1 told her about Stella, and we then pledged our selves to take from mother every possi ble care, and to make our home our lirst object. To make the promise more binding and real, we exchanged rings, Mother's illness made it seem more nat ural and easy at first, and everything moved on so smoothly that 1 really think hhe regained her health more Quickly, All the mending and sewing was done promptly under her direction, and we always silenced her by saving that we liked to do it. She seldom knows what is preparing for tea or breakfast; we beg her not to inquire, for we know that she enjoys little surprises. The boys nnd the dear baby are better and hap pier for having so much of her time and attention. "Last summer I visited Stella again. She is the light of the home. Only for the discipline I had passed through could I understand how she was able to do so much. Once when I expressed something of this to her, her eyes filled with tears as she asked: 'Do you sup pose she can see us that she knows what 1 am trying to do?' Her hands were not fair and delicate, but I thought them more beautiful. Why, girls,! never see a pretty hand without won dering if it has a right to bo fair am white. So I am going home to help mother; I shall l o happier because know it is my duty." As Louise finished speaking the retir ing bell sounded. Not a word was spoken, but the kiss that each bestowed upon the flushed face of the earnest speaker told of the impression her words had made. Those mothers alone can tell whether the influence was last ing. Cunijreijationalist. Pink Sun-Bonnet. j ' ! . Amy Lee, or "Little Pink Sun-bon net," as she w as called, w as a swe faced country girl who lived among tho lovely green hills, iu a cozy white farm house. She knew whero the first while flow that came in the spring grew, and w here every bird's nest was built in tho orchard, and just when the little birds would peep through the shell for the lirst glimpse of sunlight. liut the happiest moment oi Amy life was w hen matuina tied on her little pink Buu-t.oum.-t, and put her w illow basket on her arm, filled with good things to take to dear Grandma Brown, the poor old sick woman who lived un der the hill. Oim bright sunny nfternnon. nfbT mamma bad kissed 'her good-bye. sho slnrted oil' dancing and sincing a song,' and talking to the clover blossoms. Just Its she bail reached the top of Ili8 last hill, nnd could look down on tho old tumble-down c'..n:iney, w ho should she meet but a big black dog, with jjreat bin" e-es. 'This made her think of the wolf that, met little Red Riding-hood, nnd of what happened to her oner, vpon a time. While little P'nk Sun-bonnrt. Ie.n.iil against n tree, trembling with fear, tho dog put his nose into her basket, and locked up into her face ns if he were saving: "Where are you going. Pink Siin-b7innet? You go this wav, and I will go that, and we will see which will get to Grandma Brown's house lirst." Then the (log left, her, nnd her poor little heart beat fast as she drew near tho door, for sho was suro she should hear some one inside say: "Pull the hit -h and the door will come open." As she stepped up under the little vine-covered porch, she found that tho door was partly open. She peeped slyly in, and saw nothing but the frill of a white cap above the back of the old rocking-chair.- She glanced nt the bed, and saw no ono there. Finally sho ventured in, and threw her arms around Grandma's neck, and said: "O Grandma Brown. I am so glad I got here first." " Why, child, what, do you mean?" said Grandma. "Well, I will tell you," said Pink Sun-bonnet. "Mamma had filled my basket with nice little things to bring to you; this little pat of butter, nnd this bottle of sweet-cream, nnd this little roll of pot-cheese, and nfter I had gone a little way, I stopped to pick some but tercups "for you, and it, all made mo think of little Red Riding-hood, and just as I got to the top of the hill, a great big dog came along, and put his nose into my basket, and I thought he was going to say: ' Where are you go ing, Pink Sun-bonnot? You go this way nnd I will go that, and see which will get to Grandma Brown's house first.' And I was afraid to come in, for fear ho had eaten you up, and had put your cap on, amf would look at me with his big eyes." Grandma listened attentively until Pink Sun-bonnet had finished her story. She then drew her close to her side, and smiling, said: "My silly little child, that dog was farmer White's good old Rover that saved little Nannie from drowning last summer. He would not harm a hair on your head. Take off your sun bonnet, dearie, nnd rest a bit; you tremble like a frightened bird." Pink Sun-bonnet drew her chair close to Grandma, and began listening to her stories that were always new, until she had quite forgotten her fright. Youth's Companion. Can Never Catch It. Children, what is it you can never catch, even if you were to chase after it as quick as possible, with the swiftest, hoise in the world? You can never catch the word that has once gone out of your lips. Once spoken, it is out ot your power; do vour best, vou can never recall it. Therefore take care what you sav. for "In the multitude of words there wantoth not sin: but he that refraint-tu his lips is wise." Pri 10:19. October. er s Some races seem to have been "meas ured" too use a sartorial expression or the climates they ocenpy. The peo- lo suit their climates, and are m accord with them. This is true of Egypt, Italy, France, the Sandwich Lslands, as ex amples. We in America are a chance .ot it is said with all respect coming from everywhere, and bringing or in heriting a hundred ditlcreut predilec tions about climate. We took our climate as we found it, without any reference to its adaptability to us. Born with these hereditary prejudices, it happens that a large portion of the population is more or less dissatisfied; many always long for the sun and the easy-going ways of the tropics, while others pine tor more northern rigors. It seems a pity that pcoplo m tins small world can not pass their brief lives in regions congenial to them. However it come about, there is more crumbling about the weather in the Lulled States than in any other country on the globe except England. And as our climate has immense general advantages over most others, the reason of the dissatis faction must be inherent in our com- Fosite population. The Egyptians, the talians indeed, most other peoples even tho Germans, who have abundant occasion for mutiny, never rise iu re bellion about their weather. It is so important with us that we had to make it a Government department, and iuveut a hureau for it. But whatever mav be the general insubordination and discontent in re gard to most of tho months always excepting an allectiou for June there is universal consent that October in the United States is just about right, and that a year made up of Octobers would be a thing lit to be incorporated iu our Constitution. The reasons for the par tiality to it are many and obvious. Some like it because it is tho mouth in which they can get back to the city from the country. Others enjoy the tone of gentle melancholy that per vades the closing scenes of the year a sort of sadness without personality, that is as pleasing as any excitement of joy. Some find in it a tonic that stimulates to briskness and business. But what especially distinguishes tho mouth with us is the quality ot the at mosphere, the fault with our scenery usually is that it is too much outdoors," too linked, undoubt ed, sharp and photographic. Our blazing sun and clear air do not, for some reason, give us the same effects that dry air and sunlight pro duce on the Nile. In October, with ripened vegetation, superb color of for ests, aud a certain liuiiiidness in the at mosphere, which is not felt as damp ness, tho sky takes a tender hue, the fields a poetic light, the hills are draped, but not concealed, and we see nature through a liquid medium that invests every view with the charm that nearly all the year round characterizes South ern Italy and Sicily. We never show our English cousin who is in rapture w ith all he beholds, and immensely en joys "Our American Cousin" on tne stage a landscape in any other mouth of the year without saying: "You ought to see this in October." We think that if everybody could see tha United States in October, the rest of the world would bo deserted. It is our show month. Nothing but our national modesty, and a recollection of tho other mouths, prevents our bragging about it as it deserves. Harper's Mayaiine, The average number of peopla crossing the Brookh n bridge each is :t0,iH0, and the fcr.ymcu still insist that it hiiMi't injured their business. Itrook'yn tayie. ay