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II Bill lllin III II 1 1 II HI Ullll II I II milium II Mlllftlllllllllllirl rt'lllllMIOflHIIIIM L HE VlCjRTH'ifR K.:; JDJN.UU VOUJ'MK 7. M' ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO, W 3DNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1873. NUMBER 10. Tlio Mcirthur Enquirer. J, W. IJDWION', Kill to mid Proprietor. ToriU4 of Siibsor'ylion. 0110 ropy, lino ye..$l SI) I Onu c-Ojiy, H ino-4 $1 0!) (inn. mi i , II .mm , one copy,-! iihw fJ It' lilt!. ..Ill I W.l'lill the , oil,' . .. . SIM Clu'is ol' I'av.iW till OU The M Ai' liiu- Knqi'ikkk oltci.la es Kitl'.r. OJ'' I'.X i'A j iv wuiim Uie ImiiiH of Vliuoii 4 't i I II i . , , 'I'lui M ArllUir KSQl'IKEK anil Ik Cl.rm Hun WiliifHi will lie mm to ono ).'iim one v.mi,' IV ?) 01. A failure to to il'y a .llseontlir.innoe at the . 01) I at the Ullll! mi ili-.'il I'm', will lio uuen m K new ona xo.a-jnt for hii !w;. ijttoii AilverllxliiR IiutiM. Till Spa O.-.CIIpiC I ') HMi:H'.i of tllis(Nllll- imivil) irpo shall oo i.ilKu.e II mp.uo. Kulo a. id i-'iu i-o W.i k 51) cent.) u kliiloiial. II lIKH, ' H IIMW. 14 I1IOK. O-ie s.-iunve. 0il IID Tv .) a.iuii.m, SO) 100 10 OJ Three R.iiin.v, . 7 0J 10 0.) la 00 Koiirmi..a.-o, 9 INI 13 (M 1M0J Nivs ill arc., Dill 13 011 V0 00 riluinii. o,o iso:i vooo ', column, 15 (1 MO) . .10 00 Ono column, Hii 0 4.100 HOOD Legal AilvortUcm'.'iits t 00 icr cipiniu fo. lit;:, inm-ilion; hikI 50 wills jior Miiare lo, en -II additional i iirn-i l ion. " liu-inca t.ii.ilH, not exceeding 0 lines, lii'r war. All bill, iliio on llrst Im'Oitlon of advcrtlne 111 I'll Ik. ItilU with regular athortisi'iH to 1)0 paid quarterly. ltu.iiioM Xolloos 10 contsn line. Mnrrinxe Notices aocordiiitf lo the libo.tillty of tl. pa !( ic . Veaily a IvorUscra entitled to nunrtorly Cll.'lllOt. Advert l-ienientx not othenvifo o.-dei-oil, will lio -nut i into I until ordered ilim-ontinuod, aim t'liurjfi'il ai'(o:iiiii;ly. - MARBLE. 11. H10G1BS & BR0., i M ANfl'ACTlUElta OF Jdarblo Mcr.umcats,Tcir.b ttcr.es, MANTLE, l l ltM'ri'ltK, c, LOGAN, - - OHIO. (mill Asnitmeiit of Jluiblo ooiHlmttly on linml. All kimWiif CKMKl'l-aiY WOUK don., to onler in the tlnost, Kyle. ATTORNEYS. o. t. gunning, ATTOBKBY AT LAW He A H I'll i: II, OHIO. l'ronijit ntieiiliDii tciven to all li'rfal b u-J lies to liiHca.'o. (I ll. i'nt Iih lo.tiiloiii'u. Kelt, ill, lHi-1. J1J0MER C.JONES, TrOB'MEY AT LAW MnAIlTliim, Oil 10. orru;K- li;K-Kist doo.- Woat ol Don. Will . Kv- ,1 t.M..i,ti,..t ir.',Mi lit )h. ...klh.i l!nn., ........ .. ... w-.... Hm of Miiim.. I w JJ. 3JI1V2L, AT'I'CEITEY AT LAW MjAIIIVIl'U, IJ II:). Will itUMl ,):..,! ..!., to ill I ( il liiMi.ii'" ('lll.lln...' I HI III. , I O III' Vl. 11(111 ll.l l l lldlllill count cti. ttl'KUJli III ilu iI.mi.iio.'h oiU v. J. M. riallLLIV.'AiT. A T T O 33 2 J 33 Y j v. rl L W Mc.viU'iU'ii. omo. Will iiiU'tkI )iM.n,itly to niiy IiiikIhom jjivon tohtsciio .tn. I iiiiioa ;'ouifiit iii,ui.-i.. , . Viiiion an, I a i.n cuuiilii'. OFFIJK Ii III . '.ni .1 ilmiHe, ii.i miii.H. U; S. CIAYP00LE ATTOE1TEYAT LAW ju-a itriirn, omo. rilUHIX'l TIMI AlToitNI.VllK VlNTOX ('Ot'NTV. Will in-.ii'ti -o iii II Vint iii n ),l a llnlnin i-oiiulioi.. All lival Iiiiiiioh enti iisluil to hi riu'o v,;aiiUy aiunnloil to. HOTELS. JOWEN HOUSE, (t-'onnei-ly Sands House.) Z ALE SKI, .OHIO. EGI1ERT UOWKXT Phoimmetob. Thin lldine, which I ; iMinvenh'iil lo tlio R. If. ili'lioi, diiii-i) ('liiint,'ine p ojii-loiuiH, h n s boon ih, null i(hly renovaloiT ami 1 1 ' T 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 I , anil Hie ,11-i'siMit piiiin li'toi' oil'ct h to t.aveloiH ami Imni'iliTH I lie licst n.-i'oiiiiiioil.iiiinirt. linii-l la'ileon tlio n'i iihm'". Sk$fn TKKUH WO XT HKAHANADI.K (.'$9 tvSo "H T ERCH ANTS' HOTEL. PORTSMOUTH, OHIO. .1. W. V A II Kit VrojirlRtor, 'I'll i h Holol h In lln iikhI cinvi-ulciit pui-t of the city on Ki-onl t., liulHu-en Market and .loifernim. I(IEriI3AN HOTEL. Corner II itfh ami Klalo Sis., iioarly opposlli State House, COLU-MJ3XJS, OHIO. K, .1, Itl.iil'NT - ..... lYoprlotor. Tills llnlcl h I'iiiiiIsIhmI IliioiiKhnat wltliall Din i ii n. K' in iiiiiii'iivoiiiontii. (itiesU cin ntlv on the host, treat. nent ami very low hill. St eot am i is till Hotel In anil IVoni all Kail ii. id Ihvol. pIIAM HOUSE. . 0T.ACI-C3D2r. OHIO, 1)11. I.T. M ON A I IAN I'i'oiirletor. TIiIh lions,', fiii-iiie.ly ilio Mia n i;,uise, has luo.i ih ii on , -hi - renovat.i'l mid liiMiitll'ulh filiillsh , I. 0 ivliix mii .icrifir fi.-.iliUi'N, ev 'r will bo dune In in il.n ruesls oonirortnlile, Tililo alwil a.ny.ilii'il Willi t'l i host ilio urn k"l. ail'n ,ls, Miolv riirnisliej ruoinH anil i-li-a n-t ho Is, dm I s i'iIi's, Kvo 'v olio ina In for the emu furl of ;m! rniiii. All ohai-ife ii'.ioa Bto, jQEPOT HOTEL. CHILLICOTHE, OHIO, M. 5IKHKI.K l'ro;n lulor. "Mils Miili-I, n row lout r oin Hie Hull ion Do )t. an I whoie all tcivolom on all t.aliis ciin l.iUoiii.' lis. Ii is lust li 'oi) Rieatlv enlai Kiid and lliormi flily 10,,1111'i'd, ialnteil, &c, and Ih now In eoiii il ifiii) der for the u -oitloii of jfiii'-tt. 'J'i'iiIdh slo.i Ion minutes I'm meals. Tonus nin loi-al". QRAWFORD IIOUiE, , corner Hlxth niiilWalnut HlrootH, oiisrai3iT ati, oiiio. F, . OARKS .T, T. KISMKH, I'lnprletoi. Jno. Mt'lNTVItK It .1, II. C0.Vnki.lv, Clerks. IiIsi'Ik lionao l) i lmntt entlrele Reflttod. Uo Thlsmlr ami It.uiin lelod, and la In all ve miiiii a Vlim'-Cf. RS 1IOTF.T,. Al,t, TMK 1,1'XritlKll OK TIIHHUABOM. Tlt'dl! HM,'i,is,i,d lie iioiiii In the, West, Ample ami jilf smii aiiooiniiio Intlou for trveler. (llvu Wit clt. UAikbtf A tUo i'lourlutuii, DRY GOODS. J GREEKLEAF & CO., WHOI.KAAI.K DKA1.KB8 IN Dry Q,ods, Notions, Ho aery &c. 5S4 and C'.tl .South High Struot,' "OOLTJyC33rj3, OHIO. C. M. Sauk, of. M.-.Arthiu, in the traveling n -lit I'm tlio a'love Iiiiiiho, and nil onlorseu t. UH..-.I In linn will io oivu p.inii, it .it : iii t ion , Ja.n.ao 15, 18,,).-1:'. piTABLISHED 18 YEARS. , J . F T C) W SLL, WIIOI.K.SAl.K nilAl.KK I.V flay GOODS. AN" NATIONS! I'.OIIt St., l'OltTKM.H-TII, OHIO. J. K. Towoll Is a ,'ont I'm-ecve.al Mills, an his hiniso is ll,'ll'l;ii;i, tors for many .le-ii-n'il, .naliosof Kasiein (ionds. All aiiods will h'i oht lit tile lowest ioriMl)lo priio. I loe tush linveis, llrst-, III -s time;, ' trade. Wholesale pod llois ami liii naoi men are par .i. ill. illy liivit.il to an oMUiiii.tilioa of hi.-stook. Selected Poetry. "While the Day Lasts." -vnti'iit.'il While the d iyli'ht llngom. Jl n-tal, work mi l pray; List not ,iK-aiiir;'s val.:os, Dre.uniiulil'e away. Swiftly lly iheiiioiiieiits, (iolden iniiiiiJiils ,dl; ' Harvest Holds, now whit'ulii, To thy spirit call. I. Ike the leaves ol autumn, Shaken hy thn winds, Fnllthy follow inoi tiils, Dyln.r la their sins. "I.'is' no lime lo slunilier Mighty Issue i tarn Onea Ii preolotis ino.noiit: It ls"Tl'KN (ill iitotx!" Hi nd thee to thy nit-isloii, Tin list t lie si klo in; llriively toil andoai-nest, Fe irlnti:ui(,'lit hut sin. Fruitless hands uru waiting l-'or tlio precious eoed; Scatter, scatter freely,. Tj'vu in w.ir.l and doe 1. What if burns thy forehead With the lie.it of toil. And thy foot be jirci fling livery kind of soil? X:nv tlii'oujh thorn nnd tliistbs, Now tii stony steeps fiwe-t r "w trd 'i ill (la Iden Him who sows nnd roapn. "While the Day Lasts." Religious Reading. That they all may be One. [From the Christian Weekly.] -lliln . i ro have given iVoin our cor i',j)on:lt'iit in Yokohama, the Iiict espacling t!i? or0ranizitio:i of th if.st native Christian Church in Jn on, which was fo,'in,' l March 10. 1 37-'. It w 13 or r v.uxi I as a U:i'o 'i i.'o'i, in jo .1:1 ; 1 ivlt'i tn y .1 1 n':i.it;oi, r1 li.-i i f at a coi iition of Ji3 ,'r.ctt : . itio'.i y o'o.vjrs i iro'i is m inS jis!i : p a lulief i 'st.citial vlo.-tfiiiM ol'st Christ a:'cc)l3,l by h' ol' cviry a i;n . Tli ,','o.v'.:i ' in int.dvat aa m 'f.i!:i?.s.i, 11:1 1 t'.ioj) wlio hav vit-'hcl its pro 'r.'s.s ar? co'iviac;' .hat it will bo rejar.l.1 1 as th "inothoT clmi'cli of Japan," na.lth.i: chuivliL's that sli.ill lnr.cifl'.'r be en fiblishi'il in that coantry must b ajion the same broa.l fo.imlatioa. Wo k'arn th:it. R;v. Mr. 15i h'h the missionary un.ler wliosa traili ng an;l care ths nvMiibers of tli luirch wji'3 brought to the knowl a nn l profj3dio:i of Christ, reso lutely declines to use any inlLnnee to brills it into dono ninationa. limits. It is his deciLl opinion lliat it would wo.ilcen t!ie powsr of Christianity in Japan, and confuse nul disturb its weak disciples to teach them the di.foi'cnees in the various branches of tin church. They call themselves "The Church of Christ," and they, take the Word of God as their sole and infallible rule for all things. On such a basis, he believes that the churches in Ja pan, as from time to time they must be established in various places, both forign ami native, will become one body, concentrated there. Mr. liallagh is sustained in his views by all the missionaries in Yokohama, of the different Hoards. Mr. Looniis gives the assurance that the missionaries at Ilioga will do the same, ho that the representa'-. tives of the Presbyterian, Congre gational, and Reformed Hoards have given their approval to the Union policy adopted by this pio neer church. Our correspondent, who furnishes us these facts, ndds: "This seems to be the critical time in the relig ious history of this laud, and tha 'shape and direction now given, will, in nil probability govern the future Htntua of the church. Will it not be an exhibition of the overruling wisdom and goodness of God, if the organization of thiH little church, so small nnd weak in its beginings, fihiill bo the means of demonstrat ing thu practical oneness of the church of Christ.. Already our ar ticles of faith and form of govern ment have been sought by others. A church on the biuiio basis is to bo organized in Yedo, and tlio church cdillcu in tlio possession of which they are more blessed than we are is to be dedicated next week. Another has been or soon Is to bo organ Izod in Ilioga. Thus you see what canso wo have to pralso God for the honor lie has given na in leading us to the formation of this Uuiou Cuui'vli la Yokohama!!." The Golden Key. Hatred and injury aro like black gates, locked, bolted, and barred; and forgiveness is the key which opens the gattjs. And, God has taught us how to uso the key; and if he lias usjd it for us, how much more we ought to be disposed to .ise it for each other. It is sweet to forgive. An 'old proverb says, "Forgiveness is cA'eet lvvenge." 'hat vile, bad, vretehed man, --Titus O.ites, o!' vhoin you have read in English history, used to say that reveng-; was God's sweet morsel. It was a dreadful saying, and revealed a black, bad heart. ' Bat forgiveness is God's sweet -morsel, and he par lakes most of the Divine nature vlio is abls most largely to forgive. .V'hether your enemy will love you r not, you must free your soul ,'roin the dungeon in 'which he is, by trying the effect of the golden key. Try the golden key. Ah! if we cannot forgive men their trespasses, ,ve are in the dungeon with them. If we, I say, cannot get them out, it any rate let ns go out ourselves. Did you ever notice how you pray, 'Forgive us, as we forgive?" What 1 terrible prayer that is for some to put up; why it is invoking red-hot lamnation on their own heads ipeaking evil of their fellow-men engaged in fighting against' their fellow-men cursing, unforgiving, they will yet say, "Forgive us, ns we forgive." Do not put up the prayer thoughtlessly, but when you say it, think, Do I Jbrgivo? Can I forgive? Pray for the forgiving spirit, and seek its gracious and constant exercise. Try the golden key; but you have to be careful how you try to put it into the lock. You must not say tnything about the forgiveness ,'oti bestow, or that will not do. Poor human nature does not like to be forgiven does not even submit to e forgiven by Go I; how should it hen submit to be forgiven by man. recollect this once quite upset a eeoneiliation I was attempting to i.'ing about. A fellow-ambassador 11' peace in warily happened to say, I believa Mr. truly forgives .011." ".Air. had better stop," f .is tie reply, ".vit'.i- his foegive i.ms, till he's askel; for '''.veiiesi il(cl!I think ot'ier people have forgive as well as he." I saw it vjs of no use, and so I came away. sT.)-,v, oae goo 1 sign of the golden ioy is, that it goes into the loek md makes no noise. A ' forgiving spirit is "Pure, gentle, easy to be entreated, without partiality, and .vithoiit liypoerisy." Of all the uigels that stand near tin throne, forgiveness is God's most gentle iml loving one. All the ways of .brgiveiiess are pleasantness, an ill her paths tiro paths of peace"; iVhile grievous words stir up anger, the words of forgiveness are, like oil, softening and, like gentle rain, refreshing. . There is an old proverb which says, "Man forgives, but God for gives nnd forgets." But we must try, ns much as in us lies, to do both. Forgelfulness is like the heavy black velvet curtain that covers nil the faults; and if that is the case, why the key lies behind the curtain, it is not wanted and cannot bo seen. But we may re member, that if we cannot let the curtain in all cases fall, -we should never allow the activity of our mem ory to interfere with the activity of our graces. ' Keep the heart with all diligence, established in lovj; and if malice or unchartiablcness try to close the gates of other hearts against us, try to open them with God's own Golden key. BLIND AMOS. Scraps and Revival News. In North Fairfield, Me., a revival of interest is progressing. A iljvivai, of groat interest and power is progressing in Searsport, Maine. Eij. D:t. 8, F. 1V:ksx, of B.mgor, Me., is lecturing in the Stataon his "Travels in E.iropa." Iff Bid leford, Ms., religious meet ings have continued since tin Week of Prayer. Tan h ealth of Eld. Pitiuado, tlio pastor of Congress Street Church, Portland, Me., is improving. At West Winsta 1, .Conn., Eld. A. S. G Win, pastor, more than sixty persons Ii ivo been converted. . T113 Portlan 1 District Minister ial Association has just closed a meeting of great interest lit Gor ham. Twenty-five ministers wore present. At Gardon Street Church, Law rence, Mass., during tho year, 83 persons lmvo united with the church. Eld. L. P,. CushmanI Is yaator. ' ,! Eld. L. Wallox, of Boston," has been appointed by Bishop Janes to the German Mission House, N. Y., as successor to Eld, J. W. Flocken. Eld. L. B. Bates is witnessing a rich spiritual harvest in the M& Bellingham charge, Chelsea, Mass. Many havo professed conversion there. , Wis record revivals as follows: Frankfort, S. T. Graw, pastor, 40 conversions; Royalton, Eld. J. Hill pastor, 50 conversions; Dayton, 50 conversions; Beekman Hill City, Eld. W. C. Steele, pastor, ,14 received; Mtyll.4.1, Eid. E. Pouter, pastor, 21)0 conversions. A licit iiu from the "First Union Church of Rome, Italy," asking prayers, was recently read in the Fulton street prayer maeting. . Moses E. Lako withdraws from the editorial corps of the Apostolic Times, to devote himself more ex clusively to tho ministry. L. B. Wilkes lias also, in part, been released from his labors on that paper. The remaining editors are J. W. McGakvev, Rob't Gra ham, W. II. IIopsox, and R. C. Cave, an able staff. The Church Organ and Independpendent Papers. Some brother baa made a true utterance, concerning inde pendent church papers. lie thinks these are propper, while a leading and central denom-) inatioual organ is absolutely needful. Whatever is natural according to fixed laws in spirit and mind is right. It will never become restrained by ecclesiastical rule. Truth will never be spoken, written and published in forms iixed solely by ecclesiastical permission. Truth is a coinage that .akes no priestly superset iption. Ev ery man mines and moulds, the precious metal for himself. Nevertheless, every orthodox denomination have certain fixed principles in its faith. There are certain initial and funda mental tenets in its religious f.iith. These are the basic stones of the building, and it one of them is tampered with the whole building may tum ble into the dust Now, it seems that there should bo one olicial organ that shall-specific. illy set forth and advocate the distinctive tenets and the tliilerent purposes of its people. It should be a mirror to reflect the perfect immage, or a pict ure in which is painted the promineut features of the faith it .represents. Tlp. mind al ways wants to look at the well delinod before it contemplates the collateral. The definite must precede tho indfinite just as thero must be a centarl sun to systems that expand into misty, remote and indefinable nebula. While the church papers points out, in the world of theological truth, the central and fixed principles of a bib lical belief and a Christian life, . the independent journal may deal more liberally in those general, abstract and even speculative truths which well disciplined minds shall be able Jo make practical in life and personally useful to humanity. From these and other consid erations it always seemed to us that indepdr dent journalism is a demand of the human mind, and un essential means of the widest, deepest, freest, and saf est investigation of all great questions, both of church and state. Tho admitted fact, there fore, that every enterprising denomination must establish and maintain an official and leading religious organ, argues nothing against the propriety and sometimes the necessity of an indenendenf nub 1 i c a t i 0 n. Bat whether such papers shall help or hinder a people among whom such enterprises! may individually have oaigin i:iy individually 11 ted, must depend upon tho evangelical character of their tone and thoir coitents. That 1 in vti v UpiiuuvM ki wu jviitiiitt keeping the wolf from tho folds feeding at liberty in tho val-, leys, none will deny; but that a nnstiinifrn is thus eninv. cdvby the flock, all would at1 once admit. Thus.if independ-jOod journals aro not opened to ivory iorm and motive of theo-1 lo2icaU.thou2ht. thev must' stand iu a sphere of creat uso - fulness, and-becomo chief co- workers in the church in pro- motins tho blessed results of! an evangelical faith in a hoi v lLfo." , . .. , i-VrTr-"!" GO TO JESUS. BY LENA P. BROOKTON. . Go to 4 is us with thy sorrows; : He tli ha rddujds Jul will caw; , He will give thy troablo I coassienco A8t,-t seasj of pardJ.iin; pence C10 to J-iu) with thy ti'i lis, Tell b,)ii .ill t'.iy caros and woos; Itle htt-) atomise ), If wj ask him, lie wil (five ui s.v.-Jt ropjse. Goto Jiifiu.3 whin t'10 tjal.iljr Hooks to lure tluj from tho rljht; Whan tij wlokel oajiusniU Hue, Ever keep the i-ros( In silit. V- -Go to Joins whan thy burdens Aro to lifti d for th le to bjar; Toll il.ll fif cai-js na I siivewj, lie wlHlJud alistuuliijf o.ir. Go to .I()sb wlion iloa h's slut lows Quickly feather round thy way; Ask of hi: to ,jul In th fo iWtupa To tho riyaiaol eudlessday. Then In tluj't oalosil.il 'city Thou. shat Un 1 a la ting rest Prow lifo'n turmoil, tares, and sorrows, ,.4'llkrhid on tho Saviour's bioast. - I From the Christian Standard. "Christian Union." BY S. E SHEPARD. 1 . I I v I I plant any such. Not ono ol them is yet three hundred years I f ago- They aro all illegiti lnriror mate children, and have no in- beritanco in tho kingdom ot and of Christ. The chil ent drou of, tho bondwomau shall "Union is tho act of bringing two or more things together so as to make but one." Wefotcr. This is the primary meaning of the word, it being formed from the Latin tuv'o, by adding the letter n to that word. It has also a secondary meaning, expressive of the state produced by theact, unio, to unite or, to make one; and therefore means the state of being one, or unit. This is the meaning of the Greek word henotecs, as used in the classics and New Testament. The ecclesiastics used the word in the sense of unanimity agreement in opin ion or determination. The New Testament speaks only of "the unity of the spirit" and "the unity of the faith" (Rph. iv. 3: 13). We are exhorted to "en deavor to keep the unity of the spirit," in view ot the fact that, in the apostles' time there was but "one Body," "one Spirit," "one Hope," "one Lord," , "one Faith," and "one Baptism." To this one body, the Church, "was given some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers." These were given "for the per fecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for build ing up the body of Christ till we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of tho Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." The unity of the Spirit must be kept, and the unity of the Faith must be attahied. This was necessary to the develop ment of the one Body" as "a perfect man" who had attained "to the measure of tho stature of the fullness of Christ." It was also necessary for all the members to be thus developed into a perfect man for tho rea son assigned by the apostle; namely, "that we may no longer be children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, by. cunning craftiness after the wily matter of error, but holding tho truth, may in lovegro up into him in all things, who is the head, Christ; from whom all the Body, filthy framed together and compacted by the tmans of every joint of the supjly, according to the working iu the measure of each single part, effects tho increase of the body to the upbuilding of itself in love."- " No c lance is ' left' here ' for "tho diferent denoin'mations," the curse and shamo of our common profession. The first step toward a restoration of things jjo tho condition 111 which the apostles left them, is to a- bandonf once and lorever all . these "denominations." Let us "car ri more of the Disciple Churclj, the Baptist Church, the Congregational Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, tho Episcopal Church, or the Presbyterian Church. God liasnrjsmh church 3 v, neither did Christ or nnv of his anostles " D" "Cirs witn tno cnuuron cf the free. Cast them out. 1 - The agreement to retain these names, and go on and build up these parties and let each other alone, is not plodging ourselves to "Christian Untoa." It is the 'mono. "It 'is isnorinj; tho I rol. 1 tr ' church of God for the peaceable enjoyment of a stale and divers ified sectarianism. Even if there could be a union of these sects, it would not be a Chris tian union, but a sectarian union, by which the world vvould gain nothing, but lose much. Nothing short of a return to apostolic names and usages can constitute a pure Christian un ion. Will our brethren of "the different denom i'ations" consent to abandon their denominational" names for the sake of the. .unity fur which they pray, and for which Jesus prayed? It is idle to pretend to Christian ui.ity while, we still cling to our party names and .. 0 u r part y oganiz7itionsr " The 'world" sees through the deceptive veil by which we seek to cover the de formity which we feel,- and of which we are ashamed. Here is the unity required by the apostle: I beseech you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same th'nj, and that there be im dioimiu ammj ijm hut that you be miule complete in the same mind ami in the same judgment There is no room for denominationalisn here. The unity here enjoined is that for which Jesus prayed. It exists in perfection between the Fath er and the Son. Brethren, by which I mean all who acknowl edge our Lord Jesus Christ, let us give heed to this inspired exhortation. Let us forget our parties and pa rjy-feelings. BY S. E SHEPARD. UNITY NOT UNIFORMITY. [From Church and State.] And then' we shall do well to remember that there is a unity without uniformity, anft also, a uniformity without a unity. We cannot hut feel that that striv ing for uniformity for which tht Church has made such sacrili ces, and wit'u such poor results, has been labor lost. We ought to penetrate be neath the surface and compre hend that, so long as christian! are one in the substance of tliei: faith, and in (lie spirit of theii strivings, the rest is of minoi consequence. In the Old Cath olic Conference, Professor Rein vcns, of Breslau, declared th a! "unity did not mean uniformity nor could it bo . brought aboir! by the believers in one confes sion coining over to another; ib real meaning was, that every attempt to make apostates oi those adhering to any confession oimht to cease" a sentiment which was loudly applauded by the delegates. What is wanter! in tho Church is room ; room for the fullest developemeut oi ill its members, and for tin richest variety and expression of the christian life and experi ence. This variety and full ness is the end to be sought fo; in the State, according to Wil- iam Von Ilumbolt; and, to use lis language, "even the most free and self-reliant of men, is hwarted and hindered in hi.- developemeut by uniformity of position." Now, if this uniform ly is not desirable in the State, iowan it be shown to any more desirable in the Church? et is certainly not desirable Inough to undertake to bring it about by authority and force, and all that christians can make uso of to advantage, will, in iinc, cohid along "of its own ac cord. On the other side, there is a uniformity without unity; one form of Church government, one creed, one mode of worship, but no sympathy, nnd love, and Ch-is'tian fellowship. It is the sad sight of soldiers wearing the same uniform, and used to the same drill, but hostilo in their own hearts. Let tho church fiover boast of such unity. If thero .is not unity in Christ thero is nothing; and if there is that, uniformity will look out for i Itself Tub Uidijid Credit Mobilier robbers of the Government and people of the United States fur nish, in t1! ih ibnial on the stump and in ''the Hadicul news papers of last year, a re markable verication of the old proverb that bo who will steal will he. An ingenious individual with n turn for mathematics lias found that thero is one pig fir every one and four-tenths men ia . tho United States. Miscellaneous Reading. THE RIVER PO. Character of the Stream—Danger from Floods. It is hard to get at the his torical records of the river more than two thousand yeai-3 ago, though we may form a good guess as to its earlier geolog ical history. Within the his torical period extensive lakes and' marshes (some of them' probebly old sea lagoons) lay withiu its plaiiH, since grad i ally filled with sediment y pe riodical floods. Great Hries ol dikes, partly of unknown an tiquity, border the binding riy er for a length 0f about two lain dred miles from Piaceuza to its mouth, and throughout this course its breadth varies from four to six hundred yards. Through all its many windings, from Chivasso downward, allu vial islands diversify its coarse, .md deserted channels here and there mark the ancient lib erations of the river. The guard against the devastating jlfeot of Hoods, and to check such aberations, the dikes were raised; and in this contest ot .nan. with nature, the result has been that the alluvial flats in either side of the river out side the dikes have for long received but little addition of surface sediment, and their level is nearly stationary. It thus happens that the most of the sediment that in old times would have been spread by overllows across tne land, is now hurried along towards who Adriatic, there, with the help of the Adige steadily to advance the far-spreading al luvial flats that form tho delta of the two rivers. As the embanking of the river went on from age to age, so just in proportion has the annual amount of the formation of the lelta been accelerated. The town of Adria, a seaport ol ! he Adriatic in the veign of Au gustus, is now fjurteen miles from the shore, and the an ient lagoon of Raven na lias long since been filled up, chief ly by the mud brought ('.own y an ancient arm of the Po. Ant the confined river, unable i)p annual floods to dispose ol part of. its sediment, just as he dikes were increased iu aeight, gradually raised its bot 'om by the deposition there ol 1 portion of the transported naterial, so that to prevent its overflow it is said that the embankments have been raised so high that at Ravenna the lull flooded river often runs higher than the tops of tho houses, and the safety of tin? neighboring country i in con stant state of anxiety to the inhabitants. - All these dangers have been much increased by .he wanton destruction of the forests of the Alps and Appen nines, for when the shelter ol the wood is gone, the heavy rains of summer easily, washed the soil from the slopes down into tho river, and many a'n upland pasture has by this process been turned into bare rock. In this way it happens that during the historical pe riod tho quantity of detritus borne onward by tho Po has much increased; the level of it s Mt'oni,"ls thcrclbre, more rapidly raised, and whereas be tween the years 1200 and KiOO tho delta advanced on an aver age only about twent-five yards a year, from the year 1000 to the year 1S0O the increase has been more than 'seventy yards At last a re ison comes like the present, when long, contin ued raines falls alike on mount ains and plans, and the floods. swollen by tncrapniiy uiawing glaciers,' steadily increase the volume of the rivers, till at length they rise to the very brim of their embankments! and in spite of tho , long con tinued precaution of man, the rivers, and most of all the Po, havo broken across their prescribed bounds (md whelmed iu sheets of water hundreds of squire miles .of the fertile ppunes of , Lombardy. When these vast lakes subside, or are absorbed py, the air and flu s oil. ' who can estimate th" havoii and destruction produce! by thevheliTiinwnters, out o which the j tree-tops and roofs of buildings aro -now Btaudiu Houses a:sd even churches havo been swept away, sand and gravel bury tho meadows, and many a yvaif must pass beioro the 20JJD0 'families now house less shall, by unremittant labor, restore the ravaged fields to their old fertility. 'It is a hard thing to say, but such is ono of the inevitable results ol man's straggle with great riv ers, when for ages .'ho has. striven to. confine them. But by .foresight-, and skill much niay be' done; and if the great old " fore -is ' of the mountains were allowed to reassert them- selves, tjio rekirring danger would in become less than now. 15 it to luV even, nearly safe, div-'ging must if possible, be'udde-uto" rtfbankitrg; rp aa to keep iiio long incline of the rivers 1 0 '.torn, at an average level, otherwise the time in tho t'a.i futir must come when Na ture mus'; of necessity overcome even the best dirdctod efforts of man. Elegance and Richness. The tn . t elegant and costly eostume ever made in Pans, was sent i. a lady for the fancy Iress ball in New York. .. The first outsi !e skirt is made of gold cloth ; over the front of this are extended threads of pearls, so as to form squares; 111 tho centre of each is a different flower made of imitation jewels. Ihe secon 1 jupe is made of very white sati;i embroidered in silv er, with a flounce of old laco placed around the edge and turning inwards. Tho heavy folds on c.ich side are retained by jewels, and the long pointed sage is covered with them m front. Tlio court mantle of sky blue satin is caught up on the shoulders underneath a ruff of gold lace, upheld by invisible .1 .11 wires; tne mantle nas no orna ment whatever, but is faced all around wilh ermine. Strings of pearls and diamonds adorn the neck and arms. In the high coiffure, Duthe style, is to bo naceu a immature vessel under ull sail; over thi.s, garlands of lowers are strewn, serve to re am (he Kivucfure in its position. he cotd'ii'iie cost nearly two housand dollars, including the ewels an I lace; more than two nonths w ere ppen't , upon tho drawings and subsequent prepa- ation of" he uresx ' An Incident. [From the American Messenger.] A voiri r .11:1:1 w.mt into tho of- liee of 0 1 of the largest drv troorla ninoi'thr? boas s ia New York, and isked for ."1 -iltd it'oa. He was told to come r.i a jam. Going d 1 v.) Pi.oadwav that same tl't M'liooe, dipo-ilt the As tor House, in oi l np;. : vo:u t:i, trvin r to cross khe "'street, w is .s'. uck by a stage, :io;-Ke'l (i i.v.i, aa l lier Da9.CJt 01 tuples sen; -ijattviajf into tha gut- r. This viKi'ig man stepped out from the 11. -.sing (rowd, helped up the old lii.lv, put her apples into !ier bnskvt, and went on his. way, torgetting 1 -te ifu ident. When lie called again upon the importers, b.i was asked to name 11s price, v. Inch was necepted im mediately, mikI he wi-nt to work. Nenrly a year afterwards, he was ailed nsid .: one day, nnd asked if he rcmeinli red assisting an old ap ple woman in Broiulwray to pick up basket oi apples; an.l in.ieli to his Hurpris learned why he ob tained a situation when more than 1 hundred others were desiring tho same place. loiing in n, lio.v little you know who sees you do an act of kind ness! -.Tn j c.ves of others see and ulimre wlcit they will not take tho- trouble to do themselves. M. C. SWEZEY. Several (hresago,a citizen of Circleville, while attempting to vill a rat, was severely bitten m tho the thumb of his right land, hi.-; ratship clinging to lis thumb until choked to death y ihe other hand. Tho wound ias become serious, and tho gentleman is now under the reatment ofthe physician. 1 1 i -jL 1 eo'-io can never 00 two srcftil aboii!, standing in tho con fusing m l work ol tracks in the nc ghboiliood of railroad depots. A prominent citizen of Louis- ille, Kj,: was lately standing between a side track and the main trtck, wailing while tho train was being made up,' nnd was kno.i.'cd down and had his heat! cut off by a cur wheel. He held ;r) accident policy for "),0()(), but the. question will probably bo raked whether , the fatality viae, not due .0 bis own earckts-as.