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Damning to American Civilization.
The. Danville and Copiah County In vestigating Committees, appointed hy the I'nitcd States Senate. c- nl in n- from day t" l: v lei draw nut nmri' and more nl 1 ho sickening 1 t ails of white miii'i brutalities towards Hi" ft dtneii of Vir ginia and Mississippi. The statements -o far received, make up a record dani tdng to American riviliz.it ion. It is true, there is il shade of difference between t he rcwdal ion in the t wo different lo calities. Cmicei'ning t ho Danville out- break it is possible to say that it was unpremeditated, the result of an acci dental collision at a time ivlini passion were inflamed by a heated politiral ampagn. So it is claimed, at least, by those who ran not deny the terrible truths of the evidence, but still look ji round for excuses for the perpetrators. I hose who have studied the evidence so far elicit-d carcfiilh . will perhaps have come to another conr'usion. Thrv will without prejudice, looking merely al the facts, say that the 1 lain ille riot was undoubtedly devise 1 and rallied through after thorough dclilieration. T!i" witnesses who took pari in it Aggressively, talk about their feus tor their own lives and the safety of their famiiie.s, but tins is talk that ln.gh; have been expected. The ri iii u of tin? Superintendent of the Dan x i . ! oemolon ', u white in in. bears the l n :ii ks of t rut h, and it shows that the liKi-.-arre was mediated end tliat the m j roes were unarmed and ti.i! rxpect inz it. allots were tired into their bucks ivhi'ii t'e were running away. One liiiudred and lifty shots c;v tired in all and "ant a shoi was i et ninol.' ' Nnr (!"l he -ce a single armed colored man. Tic ie can not have hi en, c on-e .uciitlv. ' . '-y much bar mi the pn:t ol these while ccti'!emei',. either for ihcnisehes i.r their families. Mill there is some r-cim l'nr doubt and they, like other .rlminal. tuny liti the i" netd of it. I'ut no such apol 'an ma.! e '11- funing the outrages in ( 'opiah County, Mississippi. No alt-nipt ha-ever been inade by t he 1 Vniirni s of .Missis. ippi to deny ihe truth of ;lie -lories. In fact l !;e re-olu' ions of liie opiah County 1'' inorrats. iinmed::it''ly aft'-r the elre timi. instead of vpres-.n- regret at the .-old-blooded murder of ex-di.'i'ilV Matthew, threatened the family ami i . Ja'.ives of the mm ve:;geall'-f , u'ib'-s the-. re.! man with kept out of poli ict'.y at home, e the inves pro es thai '; tiie election 1" - an,l remained qui The testimony befon tinning comini;;ee t..e stories iold afte gave a taint idea only .s.t'ial'on. It has i . , t line since bra'oil o;.; r:i: if tin! actual been a lontr . were porpe- trated with such licnd'sl, deiii.eration b, ;:ie 1 'einoi'i'ais olleiniinj- and .lee if M ! -si-s piri on u:i-a-cii'-s iiicii. tnerriv to keep them .away fro.n the polls. The te titiiony as gA-rn by tie- independent wi ite men and by colored K. publicans can not be ridiculed or bed mil ol exisi i :i e. Miii'iier, ho'.io-burii'ng and whip p rig were tho method- delibei a'.ei v adopted by the Democrats to keep their volition! opponent away from the polls rind no offender lias ever be. n pun ished. The w.nst feature about all this is the fa'-t that the white liouriiou of tiie Nvith has not. or seems not to have the t.i'ntest sensibility of the ruel wrongs w hich lie and his associat s are comniit t:r l: They look upon these murderoiti practices as matters which arise .piiie n:i:urally. They are so lull of hatred aallist lb'publicanism that to thein all iii.-ans am! weapon.-, ar.l till measures ;i!e alike welcome, if iheir use will siill fiyirthirs! for re eiifrc. The follow ine; tract will siio.v t lc general character i tiie lestmiony jri i u before the t'om lliitlee: in'y ore T'e-nocr n Tlies npi'cnrc.l le :l l annie. t llill V :1s I ll , ciii.sal W. s iii. All tio e'iul.1 sn- was lln.t Hie i n;tic .it" r.)iiili m i re i cat nice folks, a il.l s i.jr liini-,'11 le hail ni'iiT ili-cliar," .1 Hi.. in 1 .1- l OC ill- I tic H.'I.Ul'licall llfket. -Well, we ci. n.il "I.avm liriv in esiiLratihtf how v.m (real ......I- ope-at Ives," sijj.ri.",-te(l Mr ("a i in . r. m I al llic wiln s, insist.- .,n it.l.linur thai lie I.e. 1 ."-. d iliai ih.- Iicic.u r.us a... ihr. I...-I p...ipi.. r: tho .South, aiel th.- iirusl in the Nonh: . hfr.'ai Mr. Sau'-hii'.-v 'Viiicii uml Hln-er i.a -fit hi-way. I h. C.r.:n' !erk, a Imsiliu I anon. .nat y. vns jmt .n to pre, thai Miu ihcws .!i-taiili"'l when h- wa- Sh. rar. 't he .vart fir ,!. hi- i.! wot-.- tl,H7. lie was lr.i. n.l I., a.tiait iliat t!.c c.'iinr- ov. .1 Mai ne . si hi. a..(i wh en In- (our- ..r.i.i .-I licit pji I. Mallh.-ws c-i . it hi- in h l.te In.-ss. a- th. ti ask. -I wtiaf li" it;, uu'ht el i l,o mi.ti rii.e. " 1 1 h . v- s. I 1, n. w of the tneh aiel its j. r-f .fee. liter.; it ,v-o ma .-up nf s.aii.- ..I lie i::. -i w i n t ri v i. itic-i-. I lie lieiiKu-ral" tit C.s- J 'lCI II " 111'' 11 (,s ,;i::, r. ,l.l I Ol-Cl ll'IV" I ' IIHin-iil, 1 have O.r. r ja Mis-lsSlppl. or I.-. ;i li'T.- .-is ." "H.i... ui i ever sen anv t.-iier-r- .pieri.' l M r. Iluio, ami liie willies. Sii.'l he tia.l sc. mi 1 1 c ; -i in I iCltol llill in ! 1 Mas--i ' tin .ctcs "Ih, y ai cm-: I. ; tie- maple rer U fic-l.'r I'lllieilt tlli'l r.ni-cr ai l-."" "I'.-r-!its;.,t patient, lint awnr'n-, man.'' he an hw. id. -I v.,t...l to ui.ik.. him ( uy Marshal al t r tie k:.i"! ."'I.iti iieu It is tiiio fact thai worthy men" kill innocent people and are then elected to -..Dice by men w ho certainly think tiiem s' lves respectable that the Kepubiicnn press rails alt ntioa to, when it speaks of the troubles in the Ninth, Our Dem v -rat if- opponents, when these frets are, luen-ioned, are ready tu state that mur rs and outrages are leiairted in the Nortu every day. lint where, in the N.-.rth or Vesi. ' are such methods re soried to for political purposes':1 '1 here i- no need for argument. Tiie facts t ::. iiisi'l . e.s ure .siillicieii'. . Bitr'iu'floii Ijjii i. y. A Disembodied Candidate. Tiie .f,.).-i ol M.-. s-annicl ,J. Tit. Ion 1. l.cnn'e, up tiie i . : i . ! -. . : i :i i I .re. -lone. :-.:i I it appears to be :i.c i auie o' all t ;o D ii-.ocr.il c ea h is. 'J lii- pcrlui bcil -"-! i - ha- . I', int i-v tot he etlect that it W.l- oi,; ' circled '--:-rl of t he I'llMed a' ;,;i;t i i had otu time some not ion f.i pre -i tit in a b II :r ai n I Hie I invent , i.ieni for ..iir M'ar.s s.iiarv in the ( ouri r,l ( laim . Certain members of the Di'ino'-ratie 'National ( ouiinitlce tried not lunr nn-u :.L their ti:, cioie; in W-ishineton tu have, the party eoi.v. u:i..n h. M al M. I.ouis, an I Ih. re was a !are;c' and )Owerful dclcai a, n on hand louse pei-uasions in that dircelioii: but when they re lo.ned to Missouri they reported' that the. ,;(. I.;.t n ,y ( ,i,;t,, r , ;, m , A ,rW, lil.ii I'lldett's ..lio-t. The laet thai 1 il licit and I len.lricLs had been nominaicd in thai ciiy i.-t ISib blieht. its prospect- in ssi. 'I'he old ticket was a ter rible Ileum lalie scarecrow, and the Nui'onil Comniitlco trem .lei w h.-u l .iey I u.cie hi of the possibility ot its bc i;: put in the Ih 1.1 ae'ain. The e hom coiitinii. s to walk, however, Ji.a.vi n iis'.and.ne: il- set-ha.'k w hen Chi f v,o as pr. frrrrd to M. I.ouis. Ti,,. J irnjoria' s are. watching tor its roinii, Jill over lit, country. Kvcit the New York .')'.7i, w'tirli laid the vciierahK; islu.dc r.way to I'e-l upon a sheif at ii e -tone lie 'lil ies si-j;. and undertook lue llobiiau and other assorted iiooms, bits be ird the second caliine of Samuel. In a recenl i- -lie il a s: IV.". ruiL: III.' o'( - t'.v h r!, in i u j -tn-iulli of p.iii.i. liciiMa laat Is .lany In.l 11 1 1 c -1 . . I in a (...lis ..I la. imiiiiIi V in lawirnl ..ll.Titr., 'l I1. ' I' i 1 1 1 . ' . I I lie isa,-f ;-r ( Mill 1 1 II . 1 1 ' -t I ( 1 1 alac lc-llln.eiial ol til.- c. in la ...nr.. 1.1). 1 all. . 1. hi ..I tic l' in.'C.illlc pa.l.v. IMiaciy, a iii.iie liitl ...II I., lit.- I'r. si.lcncv. .slllmui lll'll I'.i. l.-lm.-liici.! . lict n. r Ic- will or v. nl mil ac c , e. ...in 111.' Iinn.t ici.l -h-a v..nl I lina.-.u.. lh.it l. Is p., - ncj . an he ijitin: 'il or ir . r. a .- I. 1 1 I ti.- . . 1 1 1 1 . ' ...o u i:l. t to ir ma ml ate in u-l In l.c.l,.,. It .p.. I In- t.iliy lot I It . 1 1 . i . - j . , l . s k N.ii .. i oil I on . nil nni lj I hulk ul le.si.sliiiff (.jlll.l ihc.t I'atl'Uec. ! This may mean that llm nominmini; Totes in convention should be only ol tho kind that are called conipliment.ai y, but a nomination is a dangerous bait to oiler. No Democrat was over yet know n to refuse such a thin"-, and the spook may rise to the lly and hatte- on to it. Mhrr Democratic papers uNo seem to favor the idea of fjivinji the ";host a chance to e-o ntV the stae;e in (panl shape, t oil i i) bow it was poisoned and de frauded of its oilier while ill the flesh. The Now York U nrl'l :y. or its edi tor does, in a reported interview -- I hat "if Mr. Tilden should be nominated, it. would be spiritual,'' thus clearly reoojj iii.ini; the mysterious and unsubstan tial nature of the material out of w hich the first Democratic nominee for tho rresideney is likely lo be made. As if to add to the weird and un earthly character of the convention, an astroloe-isj has been eastine- its horo scope for the eighth day of .Inly upon w Inch the delegates are to meet, ami he tinds Ilia' "the position of the heavenly bodies is favorable to their success. " With a disembodied spirit lor a can didate, and a convention workinp, un der supernatural and planetary in'tt I'lii'i's. the Democratic party in Ix.Kf will present an intanrible front and an invisible tear that will make it hard to kick and not very hard lo beat. It will be as diilicult to comprehend the rest of its proccedinirs as it will to under stand its resolution about this tariff'. Ihtmtl lisl mid 'Irilmm. Unmistakable Edibleness of Despondency. Ctll'V. I to 1 - .1 in or Tin re arc tunni.stakalilc indications of despondency with re sped to theeoiu-ine-election croppiua; out from time to t liti' in the Democratic journals. And they all refer in sonic shape to the facility of their partv in blunderiii";. It is pretty universally admitted thai if it ha I not been for blunder the Democ racy would have er;1jI(.,l the Presidency before this. 1'iUI the -'If" in the ease is a tremendous one. There are very few failures of anv description which may not be attributed to blunder of some kind. It may be admitted, however, that the D. mocracy are peculiarly af flicted with a tendency to blunder; that they are subjected lo it ill a way which calls for comnvseraiion. Il is their misfortune. The only error in the premises 1 es in the assumption thai it is possible for them to avoid lil nnderimr. The New York -Wt.rbl talks about tiie mistakes of the Democrats when they have hitherto had control of the House of Krpri'scntal ives, and which proved fatal, lo them ill tiie l'l'i'sidon! ial cam pai'ins, as events w lreh were entirely uncpecied and piwentiblc, and it now laments t ha! thryhavr fritlcred away nearly till'".' months of the present Con eressional t tin without doinj,- anything lo inspire popular conlidence. It com plains that some of them "have been Irvine- to frame a Tariff bill which ran not possibly pass,'' and thai they an; makine-a muddle of il ;enerally. Al though this testimony conies ti'iim a 1 irmo rat ie .source, it will be heartily indorsed by observant people irrespect ive of party. Now, there is no salvation whatever for the Democratic party, with regard to blnnderine;. except !hrou";li literally beine; born aain. It can no more es cape il than a boor t an escape making mistakes in polilc company. lis very constitution is hopelessly against it. There tire some members of it who are intellievnt men wilh a reasonably clear ('!iiio'ii''iii ui what a civilized ;ovorn mcnt one-lit to be. lull oven these dilVer radically niiinii" themselves. And, in addition lo this, the majority of the party i composed of ieaioranl and prejudiced cleinenls. In order to hold the whole loectner in anv kind of ori-an-ized colierenl shape, ditl'ereui methods of appeal it. list be adopted in dili'erent sections of tin1 country. Hus ness oppo sition must be allayed ill the, Kast by the advocacy of sound money and pro tective principle; in the West the preiudiee aainsi banks and capital in pretty much every shape must be catered to. and free trade sustained. Hut perhaps all this r mid lie iii:inu;i'. if tin; rrpri'srntaiivrs in ( 'onres, and the pies-, could be placed under proper discipline. If an ignorant man can bo made to keep his mouth shut he may pass for a wise one. lint the Demo cratic constituencies will persist in sending men to Washington who can not helo croat in consternation and dis may atiu lie; the really able members of the party. The-e men persist in nd-drcssiii.;- from their seats the voters who oleeii d I hem. In the intricate matter of the '.aritV tun! finance thev tear around like a bull in a china simp and crate a trie'htful mass ot broken crockery. And they are in the majority and, irrepressi ble. Then airaiu a prominent point in the Democratic piatlorm is the demand lor pure l'o'. criinient, and all the while the party has not tho slightest chance oi ..success ti it noes nor acKiiowieuee i .. .. t .. . 1. 'C I . 1 an i susiaiii iiic laiioi anv ( town oi crinriials, -amblers, public plunderers and rill-ra!V eeneraily in its hold upon oilier in New York. How can a parly thus composed avoid blunders? Whatever way il turns il will blunder in the estimation ot some lai'ee pan of ilsolf. There is notliiiio lo hold it toeelle-r -avo the ih sire for otlicc. and the only ( lenient of outside strene'tli it has icsts in the support of the people who want a chaii";.' lor the sake of chanee. Tu say that such a pari V Would not be defeated if il. did led blunder, is eouia!enl !osa-in that it would not bo defeated if it did not ; j ovist. It is one a-i tiijjri-eation of biunders it sell. It is a mob of ind vid- : ual blunderers, so to speak, with her.- ' atld t here an indis idual I ry me- to .sh. ,tit ; a little sriisr in its oar. Il eroans 1 tiboul lavataut, the s 1 1 r J 1 1 1 . business depression, the tarill' and what not, but J if any one can point out a slnjl-.- ill "t f i -1 od of trcatiii"' anvof these .tibects j wliic'i can be called mi item of party : policy the cojuitrv woul I lie pleased lo j know what il is. The orcil and com i pi'ehonsivo I lenioera: ie blunder is that the pany is ctnleavoi itr' to 'j:in cunt l'ol ! ol the Adinitiistrat ion without present i in"; any claim for it. Nobody knows j jusl what the party would do with the (iov ci nnicnt alter il h id rot. it, beyond 1 1 1 l i ; i ii -X out the llopubliean and pat i timr Democrats in o'lice. 1 hoiifh Ihe ir resistible conebisj in is on "'nt -ral prin ' ciplcs thai it would keep on bluuderin";. A conviction of this Irulii keeps a op eat many who take little inloresl in politiei as a rule, -t role-; advocales of cont inii . ine; the Hepublieans in power. And they reason very loe-i.-allv. 1'y tiieir , own confession the Democrats have been blnnderine- steadily lor a series ot . year.: u In - in 1 1 I they be expected to slop immediately : tier wimiiiijr a victory:'--.., l.uills li inmr.i. 6.'ii' As a . a'ididate tor the 'ice-l'ros-rtlenev. 'Hob'1 l,iu (on i- just now- run 11111' like a iptaiter lioise. Il i- Hlaine , and I op .In in tliii... Ar'lnir and l.in co.ii i i Ncv oi k. and tee Philadelphia i 'It ''. ' n'h s;t- iliat in i'cniis Ivaniti 1 "Kilniuuds and l.incpln i- ti stri.ii' I'trs 1 ideh'ial ti kei wh;( h .''ins to be erow I ine; ja la-, iti-. t i-cpia sent . til st-cla.ss . tiinliiy wilh integrity , and cnefify with I ui'u.lcnuu.'' Queen Ranavaloua Ill. Wo have just passed throne;!! tl.-beq-tivilies ronnected with tho coronation of the youn; Queen, Ilanavalona lit. (Ireat preparations have been froimr nn for noma time. Orders were issued for the people nnd elder scholars front tho various divisions ol tlio central pto inees to come up lo the capital for thn great event, nnd little encampments wero formed in dili'erent parts of tho citv for at least a week previous. Thn Mdijitti (larrltr. issued on Saturday, the 1 7 1 li of November, was accom panied by a supplement, emit ainiue; a plan of the great, plain of Mahamadna, irtnw the palace, on the we-t of the. oily, where tho coronation took place. F.ifiht roads converge on the holy stone, in tho center, round which a platform of wood has been erected. Tiie plan reproduced herewith shows the posi tions to be occupied bv the various divi sions of thn people and detai's the iir- ranoements which had been made to avoid accidents and to provide medical help if needed. In order to eneourae-e the schools and to show the desire of the Queen for the advancement of tho people, in education, the former custom of having soldiers to meet her Majesty was sot aside, and .iiiu ooys ttnu -io i srirls from the various schools of the city were selected for this honor; all the schools, both town and country, were assigned a place at Maliainasina, witli their teachers and inspectors. On the day before the coronation, Novem ber -'1, there was an immense gather ing of the lads from nil the schools on the plain to show their prolieieney in llic spear and shield exercise, to which they have been giving so much atten tion for many months past. This was inspected by the (Jueen from tho palace on the overhanging hills, and gave great sal isfaction. Long before daybreak on Thursday. November '-'-', the people wore astir. Tiie roads leading to Mahamasina were speedily lined and the great phrn itscif tilled. At livea. m. twenty-one guns were fired, and the great event was fairly inaugurated. lint those who knew any thing of Madagascar knew that they must learn to w ait. The net tep an nounced was the shirting of the Queen from the palace at eight o'clock, when all the cannon in the city were to tire. At the appointed l;me a number ol natives and a few foreigners, who had been specially invited, were waiting at Anilohaln. an oncn snare in the cenU'l of the city, where the preliminary cere- t.i.i.ii- ..I' mililieh- To-ocln ititi n if t be suv- ereign was to take place, lint it. was not till eleven o'clock that the cannons boomed out and the procession frota the palace began to wind down the iiill. The Queen was covered with tho large scarlet umbrella, the Malagasy emblem of royalty, and was carried in Iter pal- anuiiin to the sacred stone from which her predecessors had been proclaimed sovereigns. The young Queen was evi dently very nervous. 1 he l'rime Min ister moved oil' about a dozen paces and proclaimed her Uanavalonianjaka. Sov ereign of Madagascar, and then fell on his knees and remained in that position of homage for some seconds: the cannon again were tired, the band play ed the Malagasy National anthem and the procession started for Mahamasina. it was near midday when Her Maj esty and folbiwcrs got on the platform and found themselves in the presence of between loll, J and OO.OUO llovas from all parts of Imerina. The Queen was under an ornamented canopy, w ilb the words "Hod is with us" ontheawn ing and with a large, handsomely bound Bible on a table by her side. Her dress was while .silk, brocaded w;th gold and her train crimson velvet witli heavy gold .embroidery, and she wore a large gold crown. Again the l'rime Minister pro claimed her "Queen of Mad.iga.scar" and did homage on bended knees amiiLst the shouts of the people and the thun der of cannon and the nourishing ol thou-ands of shields and spears. The Queen then made a short speech, pro nounced in a fairly loud ami audible voice. The two chief points in her speech were 'that she would "mitsangan ko lehilchy" literally, "stand up as a man" wilh her people to oppose any who might attempt to take even a hair's breadth of the country, and that she de sired the teaching in the schools anil churches to go on vigorously. She quo ted thn texts, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and "Right eousness cxalteth a Nation." After a long and somewhat tedious delay, dur ing which the various classes of ponpli otic red their allegiance and presented "hasina" a present of money the (Jueen and l'rime Minister and follow ers went down on the plain, and Her Majesty got into a light spring carriag and was drawn by men (lor the horst was scarcely steady enough) up and down the various paths along which the people were ranged. This new departure caused great sat isfaction, as the mass of the people had not formerly been able to see the sov ereign so near v them. The day fol lowing the coronation all the school teachers and visitors were called to gether to hear the Queen's word about the schools before returning to their various villages. They were bidden 1 1 be diligent and earnest in their work, and the significant announcement was made that henceforth the spear and shield exercise need only be taught once a month, in-tead of every day as heretofore since the beginning of the war. On Saturday, Nowmibcr L'l, grand feast was given in Manja Kami ailana, the large stone palace, at which the chief people of Imerina, the repre- si ntatives from the distant parts ot t lie country, and twenty-lour aaba, in eluding Fnglish, Norwegians and Amer icans, were present, 'ihe Queen was present, dressed in a green and gold brocaded silk, with a dillerent crown on her head from that which siie wore at the coronation. The tables were loaded witli substantial dishes beef, turkeys, geese, fowls, etc. as well as sweets mid delieaeies. and the whole repa-t was served in Kuropean fashion. Mn'!iiijn"ixnr Cor. I'all Mull (iiiuitU:. One of the most singular accidents on record m-cully occurred in a mill Nashville, Tenn. A workman bv some moans was thrown toward Ihe circular saw, anil, evidently thinking mat wa going upon it, died from fright, which was tint verdict of the Coroner Jury. When picked up lie was dead, but there was no sign of a bruise on his body. The Lord Mayor of Sandwich, Fn glaiid, followed liis eloping daughter frotil.F.urope, and found her in Auslin, Texas. Adctceliw, employed for the purpose, decoyed the young husband oil on a hunt, and the father persuaded hi i daughter to pack her trunk, and they (jiii. llv left for houm. St. Lout I'tU. " An exchange tells us that one Chi ciigo cigar factory is inaiine I entirely b women. As tin oll'sot to this we will slate that one Parisian dressmaking es tablishment is womiined entirely uimi. Lintnaixk Tribune. Religious Miscellany. EASTER MORN. j j j I I I "Thnn oatlin .toflns, the nnri l-eittir hllt. in.l sp. .tin the uiiilsl, anil Mini: 'I'eucob.' uulo y oil. ' " Vcti'-p te to yt !" Ttieso rriii'lniis wnrils t 'eiiio ilril iinf n or the sea ot time V I'lcillie lis spi iim-t itnc Fonjj ot Int . Is Aiel nil our hearts, unit rltnc untl oliinio. ltien from tho irnivn, O C'hrb-t .livlne. "I wais thus '1'iiou (lliist 'I hy fellowera ".eel; Hew tnli th" iiie.intnir. how- t.cnitrn. Of tlns 'lliy liene.lu'lletl swi't'll Pence "tint ttio wortit'ti. ?n nilill. villn, lalsi1 to the ttoiil when neeilcil imml; Ten -hlillmv .T its (e 1'i'st pillll, Jleluspo in iih leu. lest boast. 7'tin pi nee "In plneo of Fn.l itntrRt 77)'.. r, like 11 Itol.le l lvi'1' K tlnw. Ho ilecp, pn ptire; to lie possessed Is the olcriuil life to know. fin this v tut mi r-t p think of Theo. I loll r i iin.iiietor of the '.rrav. iin.l ilnth; " lie fnr nur - ill;- -- it ress ili.tsi mcc. And y;le t.ir ll. Tny ilyinff l.reHtii. Ami now Thou It' est evermore. Ami we Thy v. .tee of l(n t I boar A lenril m iHen the co-ed .liin" - 1'. nee he to ynut W lly In ed yr fear?" f) Prince id Prnen. ear than1; we hring . For th, s h . Lot', sn ri--h. Pn tree; With jn. tliis day Thy praise we s ml', And K"i v.,- our v rato. ui hearts m 'I lice. ...sr. ei yruii.s.r.jit. Sunday-School Lessons. SECOND QUARTER. April B Vim 's '1 li ir.l .Mission ary .Inurncv Aels. ISitMS April Hi I' i ll al la. .. -us c s April - I'aai s 1' . -o.-P I ou- 11 el' I- ltl: I ': f 1: 1. :,l April Li . hs aience till' silk" of 111 her- . . I r.ir . .1 Cor. . . 1 Cm-. as. le; -. t n 111; 1 hi May 4 CI ri-tiiill Im ('..... May It-Vic or over I', ii' h May is 'l lic I j r. aral tlptic 11 t.'l II 1 : t n II 1 t: 111 til Mav : June .Itine June n! Itiviirr : ;ri I. h rl v tic i i ui hi I'ai- 1 -. hr S .lu-li ir.- l h. llli'S-elne-s ol lie li.o ." .III no ( lie Hum. Pi l ev.. s-iomi ;. -1 ti . Tom: 1 i: 1 I eranee, Juno -'-or olh. I I a. v ; ( e soil : THE PACT OF THE RESURRECTION. ! I i j i j at 3 bjf Fader celebrate so obstinate a a fa liked, su-pe -ted as ridc.l as impo-sible, it ai ides and prove tact flint is 1' may be lorobt le, or Hill if it is a itself by i li ii n ir its wor.v. The fact which Faster celebrate has encountered the hostility of suspicion, flerision and denial. It lias endured even those e-.planai ons of comprmn s-ine- friends which have impugned its truth, ill in rt ,or htoen cenluries this F.a-ter event has asserted itell, a'lirniing. e.en to t he ends of t he earth, thai it i the best -proved fact of history, and the most momentous, also, save its two co ordinates, the incarnation and the cruci fixion. It lias justified its existence by its works the ( 'hr! .' ian Church, founded upon an empty tomb, and Christianity which blcs-.es the earth be cause iis author rose from the dead. Faster celebrates a miraculous fact. The thcist can not logically atlirm the impossibility of a nura 'le. 'l'o assert that is lo deny that Cod is. A brilliant Frenchman, a skeptic though a theist, seeing no escape from his dilemma, writes: "Wo do not say a miracie impossible; we. say there has lorn no instance, up to this time, of a proved miracle." Then tho Faster miracle nuvi have occurred, and whether it did or did not occur is a (piestioti of evidence. Speak ing of Ihe Christian religion, which based upon the resurrect ion, the great jurist of Pennsylvania, Chief-Justice Cil'son, a man skilled in dealing with evidence, says: "(iive Christianity a common law trial; submit the evidence, pro and con, to an impartial jury, under thediroction of a competent court, and the verdict will a-siiredly be in its favor." "A lock jiresupp ;os a key," an ad vocate for Christianity might argue, and that is Ihe true key which opens the lock. 'The lives and deaths of the Apostles, the rise and progtessof the church, presuppose; the tact of the res urrection. It explains, harmonizes and accounts for a score of events which would be inexplicable, did not the empty tomb and the risen Lord open them up to our nnd' l'slanding." If sonic stranger, passing through Jerusalem, had witnessed the descent from the cross, lie would have said, as ho noticed the sorrowful despair of the disciples while the. body of Jesus was tenderly laid in the tomb: "This is the end of the Nazarene sect. They rested their hope on this man Jesus, and He is dead and buried." Had this stranger returned to the city within sixty days, he would have been amazed. Hit would have found Jeru salem stirred and ;m intense vitality pervading the new sect, then increased to thousands. Instead of despair and sorrow, he w ould have seen Ihe disciples exulting in hope. The once terror stricken Apostles he would have met in Solomon's Porch, surrounded by hun dreds of Jews anxious to hear their fear loss words. Heyond, in one of the se cluded places of the temple, he would have noticed groups of priests and rulers whose anxious, scowling faces .showed ! the apprehension witli which viewed the popular excitement, Had the si ranger drawn near I I preaching Apostle, ve would thev i the have , did 'beard: This Jesus, whom ve si (bid raise up, whereof we all arc witnesses." if, in his astonishment at such a state ment, he had impiircd into it. he would have been told: "That same Jeus whom you saw '.aid in the tomb has '.ris-'ti from the dead and appeared to Peter, to the other Apostles, to his brother Janie, and to five hundred of His disciples." 'file stranger would have mused: "Wicked men slew Jesus of Nazareth; Cod answered the deed by raising Him from the dead. They crurihed Him as an impo-trr; Clod has acknowledged Him as His Son. 'I'he Naarcnes have a future, the limits of which no man knows." What the imaginary stranger might have seen and heard at Jerusalem did occur there, within two months from the day that Jesus was laid in the tomb. These events ran only lie accounted for by the fart that He (If rise from the dead and npiicar unto His disciple. They kni ii) Ihe resurrection to be a laet. I hev had seen their Lord al ve and had handled Him, eaten with Him, and heard Him talk, 'i'hev were honest, in- telligent and incredulous. The.r liituie live attested the transforming power ot their knowledge; their niartry d b ire witness to their sincerity- 'I'he iicm tr in mourn ers over a de lowers of thi they went ad li list inloexnltant fol- living Lord. In His name i ih lo tieisuadr the world to accept llim as ."taster and Sa i The assurance of a world-conquering lailh stimulated them. The resurrect ion oi Christ alone sol this problem, w inch demands thai il accounted lor, flow those who once cr.ed: "Ul is lost!" saould wi'hin lilty short days shout: "All is won!" Christ, risen made, the cow ards oi Ihe garden the heroes of I'l-nlecost. The r.son Christ one ! encountered Uie uiost scholarly of the young That i tees. Abiding his time when he should occupy Moses' seat, hi' gave expression to his'zeal by persecuting the pestilen tial N'azarenes, whom he judged worthy of extermin ition In a mo gitent ids t lieologv, his prejudices, his lile, are changed. Saul, of Jarus, becomes a preacher of the resurrection and an associate of those whom he had despised. His own explanation of his new creation is: " I saw tho risen I. mil; 1 believed Ilim to be the Mes siah, and I dowited myself, as a soi'v ii ii 1 . to Him." If l'aul was honest and sane, there is no escape from Ids explanation: that lie so saw Christ as to believe that Ho rose from the dead. He w ho lays his head on the block, ns l'aul did, stamps himself as honest. The ait'hor of the Kpistle to the Romans needs no vindi cation of his sanity or his intellectual aeuteness. The believer who reads the narrative of this lias'or event linds therein sweet ministries to ltis soul's l.fe. They load him to that, empty tomb ami bid him learn therein that he, too, may not in; holdcii of death, lor, from the dis solved body, l.e, also, shall rise with a spiritual body that will be the respon sive organ of his aspiring soul. They bid him learn from that Easter event, which ehaiued tint old into the new World, the hope of a new earth where in dwelleth righteousness. The new view ot life and death which it has be gotten tiie homes, morals, society, laws, rights, duties and liberties which it has wrought are so many mu st retched fingers pointing to the day wnen Christianity shall realize the P'omise made to her (lie future i'.s ijutir.-: Youth's Cniiitiiiiinii. THE PACT OF THE RESURRECTION. Some Old-Fashioned Reasons for Go to Church. WITH NOTES. -i"t. "Hut as for mo without wailing to learn what oilier people think, I will come unto Thy house if we always viewed the church as t.od's house what a change in deportment some of us would undergo!, in the multitude in Thy mercies not because he had no where oNe to go and not hing to read J and in Thy fe;w will 1 worship toward Thy holy lull. He wont, to church to worship with no expectation of a ser mon. 'In the midst of the congregation will 1 praise Thee. Not criticise the choir. " My praise shall be of Thee in tho great roneregalioii the size of the con gregatiou oiicnng no excuse to be silen'J. "I will pay my vows before them that fear Him there being no others to take part in the meeting not. deterring him from doing his full share. "Ill tiie congregation will 1 bless the Lord. The congregation din not dis tract his attention; his meeting seems solely w ith the Lord. "One tiling lia.e I desired of the Lord, that will I seek alter he not only prays, but' looks about him for the answer that 1 may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life we deem hours loo long to behold the beauty of the Lord the purpose for which he wont to church j and to inquire in His temple. Nowhere else can in quiries be satisfied. "And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me; therefore will I oiler in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy. How many of us go lo church because something joyful has happened? "1 will give Thee thanks in the great congregation. He never would have closed the church on Thanksgiving Day because the pastor was away, for he seems to go to church because the Lord is there. "I will pra'se Thee among many peo ple his private devotions serving as no excuse for neglect of public worship. "I have preached rigliteou-tioss in the great congregation not from the pul pit, but by religious observances, lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, Tumi knowest. How many of us have so preached righteousness that we dare call upon the Lord for continuation of our assertion? I have not concealed Thy loving kindness and Thy ti nt h from the great congregation. Although called by some o her name, his experi ence meeting was his'dclight. "Let them lead mo; let them bring me unto Thy holy hill and to 'Thy tab ernacles. Inability was no excuse if he could be led or brought. I "We have thought of Thy loving kindness, O Lord, in the midst of Thy temple. What do we think about in the midst of His temple? "I will go unto Thy bouse with burnt offerings; 1 will pay Thee my vows which my lips have uttered w hen I was in trouble. Trouble, as well as joy, sends him lo church. "I w as glad when they said unto me: Lot us go unto the house of the Lord. Did not grumble about the minister, or sav he'd prefer to stay at home and road. "llle-s yr (bid in the congregation. What he was cons 'ions of doing him self he could urge u)ou others. ''i'he zeal of the Lord's house hath eaten me up." Ii.it not the zeal of other and unlike things that is eating us up? --Vhirwjo Ailrancn. Choice Selections. ! i I i im r. es lie i I ha' e lived long e nough to know what I did not atone time believe--that no society can lie upheld ill happiness and honor w ithout tiie sentiment of re ligion. !.t)'lin;i;. --It is foolish to striva with what, we can not avoid: we are bom subject, and to obey Cod is perfect liberty; he that docs lids shall be tree, safe and quiet; all his actions shall succeed to his wishes. Scmcci. -What a fullness and vastnrss of satisfaction there is in the resurrection of Christ! fiat a perennial source of joy it is to the believing heart, what nil inexhaustible lounla n of life to weary, suffering souls' And the evidence of it grows stronger with the progress of the dispel The spread and power of Christianity throw bark upon il an ever-iuercasing light, and make the event more clear and certain lo even doubting hearts. If Christ had not risen Christianity could not have bison. Put Ihe Lord is risen, and because He is risen, we iook lor null, olrsscd hope and the glorious appearing. Sew Ur- tt'tti.H Ait rurotr. -Hill wns a in worn used the. other lay at a Congregational Club. 'i'he peakei thought that while so much i hoard about ministers thai draw. was time to hear something about i-hiir lies that "draw.'' Sure ei'oit"li ( iitirches ( an do as much to make lull roti'.rtcjrat ions a ministers. They can do it in a doen wa. and n ol 1 : ing is in-. re unreasonable than t leave all Ihe "drawing to tne men who si and in t he pulpit. 'I'he "I low (h j you do.' ' liie '(flail to see you,'' t!u "Come again," and the "Always wcl- come," i the turn of mind on tint part I of the l eople who sit in the pews wiucli has magical power in Idling up a cou- - I trc-iiUou. - Vuutisl It . !. Jn For Young Readers. KEEP ON TRYING. If tmy phoulil net Sisoourau'eil At lessons or ot ii.u k, Att'l stii': "T'ti.T. 's in. use (lynur," A lid nil IttirO tiislp. shell!.! shirk. Act keep on sltirkitiir, shit kinir. Till the hov heciuiio n timn, I wonder whitt iho world would tlo 'J'o carry out Its pltin'i- Tho oowiii-d In ttto contli.-t I lives up nl first (tel. ait : If once repulsed, his (-(nn-iura Mrs shllllered lit tl Ik loci. The lirnve heart wins th" Imlttf1 Heetmso, through thick unit thin, le'll mil lvi up us ciiiiiiierc.l, lie Nidus, and tlshtu to win. Po, tio , don't irrt disheartened j ttecmiso nt tlrst you luil. If you I. tit keep on tryiiur. At htsl yen will prevail, lie stuliliorll lluninst fiiituro. Try! Try: ami try nipiiii. The Iiovb whn'le kepi nn tryiiur Have tnnde the world's Ocst men. ..Vtl K. li rtorl, la CUuajn .Idi'ilars. ROB AND THE ENGINE. is it 1 - "Look at I!ob; going so fast vim so fast can see the soles ol his new bonis. What's up?" liob Kerr paused to answer Ihe boys: "doing to ride on grnndsir's engine." "Couldn't you squeeze us in, loo? Say, Hob" iiut Koli thought lie heard the cft bell, and was show ing the soles again. The boys followed. When thev got there Hob's grand father, A'lolph Kerr, was carefully ex iiminigg the engine, oil can in hand, while Silas, (he lircman, looked out of the liltle window. "Hercules is all rigid, boss; I've looked him over mysell,'' said Silas. "I knowyou always do." said Mr. Kerr, "but it's my way to look over the engine myself before starting. We can't be too careful." "He's right," Silas told the boys. "Kf he hadn't, reg'lar a clock-work, traveled ail over the Hercules, he wouldn't be called the best engineer on the road. 'Dolph Kerr's run the longest, too." Koli was pleased to have the boys hear that. "Hob, here -he'll be running the Hercules when prandsir's laid up," added Silas. "I could now, almost, " said Hob. "Oh, hoar him!" laughed Silas. "We may as well both lay ourselves away, boM.'' Mr. Kerr made no reply, but stepped aboard. How the boys envied Hob as ho rang the bell! 'I'he roil lurtor shout ed: "All aboard!" and away they went along Ihe iron track. They ate supper while the train wait ed at a junction. Silas made coffee and boiled eggs: Hob toasted bread on the end of the boiler. Kvery chance he could gel. Hob was on the Hercules. All lue other rngi- rs knew Hob, the grandson of old Adolpii Kerr, and never sent him away if thev saw him about the engine-house. They trusted him because bis grand father did. Kob was verv proud of this. One dm-, when lie was alone on the Hercules, two schoolmates came along. "urandfathor away, Kob?" "Yes. and Silas. They've left me in charge." 'Let us got up there, too?" Couldn't think of it!" said Rob. "If Silas catches any boys round here he'll give them a shading." "We won' t stay but a minute; we'd run when we see him coming." If I let vou fellows aboard vou 11 get into mischief," said Rob. Thev promised nol lo touch anything. At length Hob let thein come up where ho was. Verv soon one said; "My uncle makes engines, so 1 know a lot about them, too. Wouldn't it bo fun to set this agoing, just a minute?" Hob don t dare start up. said the other. I dare, but I won't'" What's the harm?" asked tho first. " I'nclc showed me how to reverse the lever." Kob said no; but thev kept on hint ing and coaxing. By and by Kob peered out to see if anybody was coming, a strange, guilt v look on his face; then there was a familiar sound from the might.' horse it moved slowly along the nid'tig. There, didn't I know how to start it ?'' cried Rol;. The Hercules went faster; it seemed to be getting ready for a race. "Now we must stop it! cried Rob. Reverse the lever, quick!" J in t tho boy had forgot I en how! lie jumped from the engine, tellin;' the other to "Come on." So Hob was alone, and in a sad fix. I'ale as death, he tried with all his strenglh to do as he had seen his grandfather. It was use less! lie had let loose a force he could not stop. He. too, jumped, throwing himself the same wav the engine was going; rolled over and down tho bank into the bushes. Ami now there was a great cry from Silas and Mr. Kerr. With terrified faces thev chased the Hercules. Thev vere too late lo get aboard; the engine had left the siding for the. main road; sped along to a bend and disappeared, the ground trembling beneath its pow erful trend. Rob felt that he never could lot k his grandfaf her in the face again. Ho hid till dark. Then lie went home. His mother was crying. And his grand father? it. seemed as if he had grown years older. Silas was there, too, talk ing iit it nil V Ol the Hercules as It it were some living creature that had lost its life. "Why, here's Rob," said Silas; "ye won't have no more line rides with your grandsir and me! They've put us out of a toll. Heard how the Hercules got away to-day? Wouldn't be ketched no more n a wild horse o' the desert; Im stove up a coal train and pitched head- fust Into a pasture. Roll w as surprised that no one sus pected him. "Anybody killed?" be whispered. "All living." was Silas' queer reply, " except your grand-sir. It pretty nigh finished hiin." " Of course he'll get another engine, he's so smart," faltered Rob. Then his grandfather spoke, in a deep, troubled tone. "Nobody would trust the old man again. Hob. They turned him oil" wilh hard words. ih, it's a cruel ending for the work of a life-time!" Tears Idled his eyes: they rushed into Rob's, too. He could keep it from his graudfat her no longer. He told hiiu all. "If you'll only forgive me," lie subbed, and trust me as you used to, I'll never touch an engine again, never!" it added h. avlly to Mr. Kerr's sor row to l-nd thai Ih misery, lint he put atnl spoke, kind ly . b had caused Iheir liis arm about him! There's inanv oth- er things liesuli per hands, if f. engines gels lim up - s lunches them,"' lie said on' .'I'd wiHiii 'lv suffer if 1 lb ui" hi I learn this lesson; .V, rrr start ami tui hi !o'i run' I moo. There's men ill ibis tow u '11 tell you they Marled drink ing and swearing lung ago; nnd il'. running away wilh llicm now, jusl as tiie Hercules did illi you. l'hink of this, Hub, wheu you remember what - hfipponrd to your grand sir's last en gine!'1 That was ten years ago. The old en gineer has gone where faithful service is rewardon. l'ob has become a young man, but not tin engineer: lie has nerer stepped aboard an engine since that painful experience on the Hercules. ltut often ill the Sunday-school class, whrro he is now teacher, his boys say: "'fell us the story of tho wild engine!" They listen eagerly to the mil, whea Robert Kerr closes with his grandfath er's motto: "Never start any thing you can't stop." llr.'r n l'i arson )!urnard,in Conijrcijiitionulist. A Wolf Story. The following wolf story comet i from the distant forests of (Jermany. There was once a poor woman who, with her lit lie girl four years old, lived nlone in a cottage near a dense wood. All t hat she possessed was three cows, but by selling th" cheese and butter she made 'from the milk they gave her. sho was able to support herself aad her child. One day she led lier cows nut, as usual, to pasture in tho field, fmd, as Iter little girl was too small to lie left at home by herself, she found her X cozy seat in the grass, gave her a porringer with bread and milk for her breakfast, and a good-sized wooden spoon t eat it Willi. One of the cows, in the meantime, had escaped into the forest. The mother ran after her to bring her bark, louring her little girl safe, as she imagined, eating her bread and milk. The cow, however, hud strayed furlher tliaii she nt first imagined. Hy the time she hud caught and brought her back to the held a full half-hour had passed. She ran at once to the spot where she had left Jier little one. Nothing but the por ringer, with the bread and milk, was to be seen. The child was gone. 'I'he mother ran about wildly seeking her little girl. Not a trace of luT was to be seen, and at last she lli'iv to the village, as fast, as her trembling feet would carry her, to seek help from the neighboring peasants. Just at the same time, as it happened, a traveler was going through the forest, on Ids way lo the next town, nnd had losl his w ay. While trying to regain clear. "Cot line to the path, he suddenly heard i childish voice near him saying off, or I'll give it to you." Curious to learn how a child be in this wild solitude, he followed the sound, parted the branches gently, and there, in front of a low cave, he saw a pretty little girl sit! ing on the ground, with live young wolf-cubs around her. The wild creatures bared Iheir lierco white teeth every now and t ion, and snapped at the chubby lit i It; hands. The child, however, had a wooden spoon in her right hand, an I rapped the young wolves with it lustily on the nose every time they attempted to bite her, saying, at the same time: "(let. oil", or IT! give it to you! Get oil', or I'll give it to you! Get oil!" The traveler saw at once how it was: she must have been carried oil' by an old she-wolf, and brought hit her as food for the young ones, while the mother went off again in search of other prey. So he quickly broke off a strong branch from a tree, sprang out of his conceal ment, and laid on vigorously among the young wolves. These ran off, yelp ing and howling dismally. Then he caught up the child in his arms, and ran with it as quickly as ho could, for fear the old wolf might return sooner than would be quite agreeable to an un armed man. lly good fortune he was not long in finding the right path again. Thanking (iod heartily, he hurried on quickly, knowing that he was not safe so long as he was in the forest. At its entrance he met the anxious; mother with all the peasants rushing to seek the lost child. I'ancy her joy and gratitude to the worthy and bravo man who had rescued her little one! The child had fallen asleep in his arms, but she still kept linn possession of her wooden spoon. On her mother snatching her into her arms, and awau ing her with fond kisses, she looked up with innocent wonder at all the people about. Then, turning smilingly to her lilol her, she said: "Mammy, Dolly want her bed and mik. Nasty bid dog toot me away befo' Dolly was lini.s'cd." Harper' Young l'euple. Experience with Dyspepsia. I entered college at sixteen, .-ays a well-known clergyman and teacher, now in advanced life. Some of the studies metaphysics and the higher mathematics were beyond the range of an average boy's brain, and demand ed hours that a growing lad should have spent in sleep. I got some good exercise from field and Hood, simply because a healthy youth will, but through my ten years educational course, 1 never heard ll word on physical cull it re, or a caution against transgressing physical law. An youth was on lny side, I finished my collegiate course without much appar ent injury, except hard attacks of what was known in "heartburn."' 1 immediately took charge of an academy as principal. My work was absorbing, but pleasant, and I still fool ishly burned the midnight oil with pri vate studies. My stomach now trou bled me more and more. 1 daily took soda a ruinous thing lo relieve tho arid burning, and lessened my food, abandoning one meal wholly. Ol course tho body was not duly nourished, nnd most of the nutriment went to the brain. Within eighteen months 1 was a physical wreck. Medical rare, nursing at home, much exercise in the open air and a year's rest, enabled me to enter on profession al studies. Hut the old habit' of uighl studies followed me. I still did too much brain-work, took too little food, while I committed the grave mistake of going beyond my strength in my exer cise. I sulfered constantly. I ate me chanically, with no appetite, and with a sense of dread at every mouthful. In this condition I commenced pro fessional life, and so I lived for very many years, looking on suffering a my normal condition, not even expecting a change for the better, and yet meeting w ithout a day's los every intellectual, moral and social demand made on tho brain. Relief came at length, yet perceptible only with the progress of years, from cutting oil' all extra brain-work, secur ing at least right hours of sleep every night; suiting my exercise to my i strength, and changing it, as tar as I possible, from the dnub'crv of walking to work in Jmy garden walks, How. rs, fruit-tr. u ing for my and iiotato- ! Mitch: sret! inir a brief nan daily after . dinner: taking a more nourishing diet; and finally spending my evi-uings. t when not necessarily engaged, m a I came of bin k-eaninion a gaum which siiDicionlly interests, and yet makes but slight intellectual demand. I have thus come to enjoy passable health in lny slid ng?, :uid have already outlived a large portion of my more vigorous as sociates ill life. YuUt.l'tt Cci.'l'UIUOIi.