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A WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC .L. AND DOMESTIC INTERESTS OF LAMOILLE COUNTY.
-HYDE PAHK, VT., WEDNESDAY, 31 AY 2, 1877.
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" um-h sulW(uent week, . 'i'
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BUSINESS CARDS.
H.W. HENDRICK, M.D.
J1H YB1C1A-N AND SUtUKOX,
Hyde Tark, Tt
M.O. HEATH,
K TTOKNliY,
X.
Johnson, Vt.
VALLEY HOUSE,
lalliF "T P.BUTTS, Pronnc'tor,
North Hyoi iwrt. Vt.
VAN NESS HOUSE,
DC. DAliliKIt, AM) 0. 11. FKiMil'SON, Pro
.prietors, . Iturliiiirton, Vt.
BRICHAM & WATERMAN,
TTORNKYSAADCOUNSKI.LOIMATLAW,
WATDO BlilOHAM.
fiUO. L. WATKHMAK.
J. B. FASSETT,
fEALEK IN .MUSICAL 1XSTHI M r.NTS,
I Johnson, t.
Organ set tip on mm. uriu-rs sniieuvu. i
B. A. CALKINS,
Al.Klt IN WEST INDIA (JOODS. GHO
I ElilKS, l'ltn lSIONS,FlfriTS,('()NFKC
1JKY, Ktc, P. O. lilin:k, Morrisville, Vt.
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T. J. BAKER,
DEPUTY S1IKK1FF AM) AUCTIONUKR,
Johnson, Vt.
Ail bUMiiCHB done with accuracy and disi:itch.
1 Mi
NILES & THORP,
1 TTOP.MCYS AT LAW AND MASTF.KS IN
iVCllANCKKY, MoiTisvillc, Vt.
A"0onections promptly attended to.
A.A.MUES, E. W. '
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E. B. SAWYER,
A TTORNEY AND COtrNSKI.I
i A hi sli,r iriT,,!! ivii Uisrr
IXCIIANCKTIV,
Hyde Park.
Vlvi Office in American Hotel.
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Afte May ltd. Fridnva and Suturiuy of cnoh
veek at North I lyde Park. 1
H.C. LAN1PHER,
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KfUTY f-HKIiH F AND Alt TIONKKll,
Hvde l'ark, Vt.
fajHfceas from parlieB rcaiding
roipeive itroiept attention.
out of the county
1 AMERICAN HOUSE,
i"T F, KKLLEY, Proprietor,
J , , Hy.lc 1'ark, Vt.
Havtiuc rented the American Hotel and closed
he Union House to the public, we arc now pie.
larerlto take trood care of the pntronn of both
louses, and hope to Kive satist'ai tiou to all.
1 . .1. F. EELLKY.
; CARROLL 8. PACE,
jJEAXEK IN
Calf Skins, Hides, and Sheep Pelts,
j STOVES &SD LUMBER,
l: Hyde Park, Vt
All work warranted.
Johnson, Vt.
MINER, POPE & CO.,
WTIOLESA1.E DEA1XES IN
Teas, Coffees, Spices, &c,
BURLIXGTON, VT.
it you want jju r u gvwus, 6i uvn
. . l nA4.B,.nh
as bear our label. '
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POLISHED
of LAMOILLE COUNTY that, not
withstanding the haiid times, Jbe has
on lind the largest and most com
pli 'f stock of
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I'.ONXJMEITTS
1:1 . AND
HE2SJ3ST01TES
fvor offered for sale in Northern Ver
ti( it, which he is now selling at from
yc(c YO 25 PER CENT. DISCOUNT
fon former prices. It will, as hereto-
i, be bis aim to furnish the very
t quality of work, and at the lowest
aes consistent with GOOD WOEK-
vNsiirr.
,'arties wishing MONUMENTAL
V
ORK are especially invited to call
t examine this stock. .
I HENRY R. MACK.
Hurdwick, April 9, 1877. 1-8
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REVENCE OF INJURIES.
The fairest action of our hiun.in lifts
Is scorning to revenge an Injury ;
For who forgives without a further strife,
His adversary's heart to him doth tie,
And 't is firmer conquest truly eaid.
To win the heart, than overthrow the
head.
If we a worthy enemy do find,
To yield to worth It must be nobly done ;
But if of baser metal be his mind,
In base revenge there is no honor won.
Who would a worthy courage overthrow?
And who would wrestle with a worthless
foe?
TV"e say our hearts are great, and cannot
yield; '
Because they cannot yield, It proves
them poor:
Groat hearts are tasked beyond their
power but sold ;
The weakest linn will the loudest roar.
Truth's school for certain doth this same
allow :
LTigh-heartedrn'SS doth sometimes teach
to how.
A nohlo heart doth teach a virtuous
scorn :
To scorn to owe a duty overlong ;
To scorn to be for benefits forborne;
To scorn to lie ; to scorn to do a wrong ;
To scorn to bear nu injury in mind ;
To scorn a free-born heart slave-like to
bind.
But if for wrongs we needs revenge must
have,
Then be our vengeance of the noblest
kind.
Do we his body from our fury save,
And let our hate prevail against his
mind?
What can against him h greater vengeance
bo,
Then make his foe more worthy far Hum
he?
Elizabeth Carrw.
CUR STORY.
BILL WHYTE.
(Cvnlinncd.)
"For tho first fortnight we tlidn't
cat the king's biscuit for nothing. We
had terrible luivd fighting on the 13th ;
and, had not our ammunition failed
us, wc would have beaten the cnemv
ill to rayrs : but for tho last two hours
Hadn't a nhot: snd tml ,jnj( lit,,
so many targets set up to be fired at.
I was never more fixed in my life than
when I saw my comrades falling around
me, and all for nothing. Not only
could I see them falling, hut, in the
absence of every other noise, lbr 'we
had ceased to cheer, and stood as si
lent and as hard as foxes, I could
hear the dull, hollow sound of the shot
as it pierced them through. Some
times the bullets struck the sand, and
then rose and went rolling over the
level, raising clouds of dust at every
skip. At times we could see them
coming through the air like little clouds,
and singing all the way as they came.
But it was the frightful smoking shot
that annoyed us most ; those horrid
shell. Sometimes they broke over
our heads in the air, as if a cannon
charged with grape had been fired at
us from out the clouds. At times
they sank into the sand at our feet,
and then burst up like so many Vesu
viuses, giving at once death and burial
to hundreds. But we stood our ground
and the day passed. I remember we
got, towards evening, into a snug
hollow between two sand-iiills, where
the shot skimmed over us, not two feet
above our heads ; but two feet is just
as cood as twenty, master ; and I be
gan to think, for the first time, that I
hadn't got a smoke all day. I snap
ped my musket and lighted my pirc ;
and Bill, whom I hadn't seen since the
day after the landing, came up to
share with me.
" 'Bad day's work, Jack,' he said ;
but we have at least taught tho ene
my what British soldiers can endure,
and, ere lonir, we shall teach them
something more. But hero comes
shell 1 Nay, do not move,' he said ; 'it
will fall just ten yards short.' And
down it came, roaring hko a tempest,
sure enough, about ten yards away,
and sank into the sand. 'There now,
fairly lodged,' said Bill; 'lie down,
lads, hie down.' We throw ourselves
flat on our faces ; the earth heaved
under us like a wave of tho sea l afld
in a moment Bill and I were covered
with half a ton of sand. But the.
nieces whizzed over us: and, save
that the man who was across me had
an ammunition bag carried away, not
one of us more than heard them. On
getting ourselves disinterred, and our
pipes re-lighted, Bill, with a twitch on
the elbow so said he wished to
speak with nie a little apart ; and we
went out together into a hollow in
fion.
44 4 You will think it strange, Jack,'
he said, 'that all this day, when the cn
eiu3''8 bullet were hopjiing around us
like hail, there was but just one idea
that filled my mind and I could find
room for no. other. Ever since I saw
Colonel Westhopc, it has been forced
upon me, though a newly-awakened
dream-like recollection, that he is the
gentleman with whom I lived ere I was
taken away by your people j for taken
away I must have been. Your moth
er used to tell me that my father
was a Cumberland gipsy, who met
with jiojuo. l-ad accident from the law ;
but I am now convinced he must
have deceived me, and that my father
was no such sort of man. You will
think it strange ; but, when putting
on- my coat this morning, my eye
caught the silver bar on the sleeve,
and there leaped into my mind a revived
recollection of having worn a scarlet
dress before, scarlet bound with
silver ; and that it was in the house of
a gentleman and a lady whom I had
just learned to call papa and mamma.
And every time I see the colonel, as
I say, I am reminded of the gentleman.
Now, for heaven's sake, Jack, tell me
all you know about me. Yyu are a
few years my senior, and must re
member better than I can myself
under what circumstances I joined your
tribe.'
" ' Why, Bill,' I said,' I know little
of Hie matter, and 'twere no great
wonder though these bullets should
confuse me somewhat in recalling
what 1 do know. Most certainly we
never thought you a gipsy like our
selves; but then I am sure-mother
never stole you ; she had family enough
of her own ; and besides, she brought
with Iter for your board, she said, a
purse with more gold in it then I have
seen at one time either before or since.
1 remember it kept us all comfortably in
the creature for a whole twelvemonth ;
and it wasn't a trifle, Bill, that could
do that. You were at first like to die
among us. You hadn't been accus-
as onrs. -And, dear me ! how the rags
you were dressed in used to annoy you ;
but you soon got over all, Bill, and
became the hardiest little fellow among
us. I once nearu my mouier say xnai
you were u lave-bryit, and that your
father, who was an English gentleman,
had to part from both you and your
mother on taking a wife. Ami no
more can 1 tell you, Bill, for the life
of me.
" We slept that night on tho sand,
master, and found in the morning that
the enemy had fallen back some miles
nearer Alexandria. Next evening
there was a party of us despatched on
some secret service across tho desert.
Bill was with us ; but the officer under
whoso special charge we wero placed
was a Captain Turpic, a nephew of
Colonel Westhopc, and his heir. But
he heired few of his good qualities.
He was the son of a pettifogging law
yer, and was as heartily hated by the
soldiers as the colonel was beloved.
Towards sunset, the party reached a
hollow valley in the waste, aud there
rested, preparatory, as we eagaged in
erecting temporary huts of branches,
some in providing the necessary mate
rials ; and we had just lormeu a snug
little camp, and were preparing to
lisrht our fires for supper, when we
heard a shot not two furlongs away
Bill, who was by far the most active
among as, sprang up one of the tallest
date trees to reconnoitre. But he soon
came down again.
" ' We have lost our pains this time,'
ho said : 'there is a party of French,
of fully five times our number, not
a milo away.' The captain, on the
news, wasn't slow, as you may think,
in ordering us off; and, hastily gath
ering up our blankets and tho contents
of our knansacks. we struck across
the sand just as the sun was setting
There is scarce any twilight in Egypt
master : it is pitch dark twenty min
utes after sunset. Tho first part of
tho evening, too, is infinitely disagree
able. The clays are burning hot, and
not a cloud can be seen in the sky
but no sooner has the sun gone down
than there comes on a thick white fog
that covers tho whole country, so that
one can't sec fifty yards around ; and
so icy cold is it, that it strikes a chill
to the vorv heart. It is with these
fogs that the dews descend : and dead
lv thinffs thev are. . Well, the mist
t? o
and the darknens came upon us
t once : we lost all reckoning ) and after
floundering on for an hour Or so among
the sand-hills, our captaN called a
halt, and bade us burrow cs we ltfst
might among the hollows. 'Hungry as
we were, we were fain to leave our
stiji))er to begin the morning with, and
huddled all together into w uit seemed
a deep, dry ditch. We Were at Cist
surprised, master, to find an immense
heap of stone under us ; we couldn't
have lain harder had we lain on a
Scotch cairn ; aud that, d'ye sec, is
unusual in Egypt, where all tho sand
has been blown by the hc-vliids Trom
ttie dcberl, hundreds oi' miles "away,
aud where, in the course of a few
days' journey, one mayn't see a pebble
larger than a pigeon's egg. There
were hard, round, bullet-like masses
under us, and others of a more oblong
shape, like pieces of wood that had
been cut for fuel ; aud, tired as we
were, their sharp points, protruding
through the sand, kept most of us
from sleep. But that was littlo, mas
ter, to what we felt afterwards. As
we began to take heat together, there
broke out among us a most disagreea
ble stench, bad at first, and unlike
anything 1 had ever smelt before, but at
last altogether overpowering. . Some
of us became dead sick, and some, to
show how much bolder they were than
the rest, began to sing. One-half the
party stole away one by one, and lay
down outside. For my own part,
master, I thought it was the plague
that was breaking out upon us from
below, and lay still, in desprir of es
caping it. I was wretchedly tired,
too ; and, despite of my fears and the
stench, I fell asleep, and slept till day
light. But never before, master, did
1 see such a sight as w hen I awoko.
We had been sleeping on the carcasses
of ten thousand Turks, whom Bona
parte had massacred about a twelve
month before. There wero eyeless
skulls grinning at us by hundreds
from the side of the ditch, and black,
withered hands and feet sticking out,
with the while bones glittering between
for roods around, had a brown ferrug
inous tinge, and seemed baked into a
half-solid mass rcsembiin
chiv. Tf
clay.
was no place to loiter in ; and you
may trust inc. master, we breakfasted
sew here. Bill kept close to our cap
tain all that morning. He didn't much
like him, even so early in their ac
quaintance as this, no one did. in
tet ; but he- was anxious to learn from
im all he could regarding the colonel.
lie told him, too, something about
his own early recollections ; but he
would better have kept them to him
self. From that hour, master, Cap
ain Turpic never gave him a pleasant
look, and sought every means to ruin
him.
"We joined tho finny again on the
evening ot tne nutn March, ion
know, master, what awaited us next
morning. I had been marching, on
tho day of our arrival, for twelve
hours under n very hot sun, and was
fatigued enough to sleep soundly. But
the dead might have awakened next
morning. The enemy broke in upon
us iiboufj three o'clock. It was pitch
dark. I had been dreaming, at the
moment, that I was busily engaged in
the landing, fighting in tho front rank
beside Bill ; and I awoke to hear the
enemy outside tho tent struggling in
fierce conflict with such ot my com
rades as, half-naked and half-armed,
had been roused b- the first alarm,
and had rushed out to oppose them.
You will not think I was long in join
ing them, master, when I tell you that
Bill himself was hardly two steps
ahead of mo. Colonel Wcsthope was
everywhere at once that morning
bringing his men, in the darkness and
the confusion, into something like or
der, threatening, encouraging, np-
plauding,issiiing orders allinabrcath
Just as we got out, the French broke
through beside our tont, and we saw
him struck down in the throng. Bill
gave a tremendous cry of 'Oar colonel 1
our colonel ! and struck bia pike np
to the cross into the breast of the fel
low who had given the blow. And
hardly had that one fallen' than he sent
it crashing through tho face of the
next foremost, till it lay buried in the
brain. The enemy gave back for
moment ; and as he was striking down
a third, tho colonel got up, badly
wounded in the shoulder ; but he kep
the field all day. Ho knew Bill the
moment he rose, and leant on him till
he had somewhat recovered. 'J sluiU
not forget. Bill,' lie said, 'that you
have saved your colonel's life.' We
had a fierce struggle, master, ero we '
beat out the French ; but, broken and ;
half-naked a9 we were, we did leat '
them out, and the battle became gen
eral, "At first the flare of artillery,
as the batteries blazed out in the dark
ness, dazzled and blinded mo ; but I
loaded and fired incessantly, and. the
thicker the bullets went whistling past
the, the faster I loaded and fired. A
spent shot, that had struck through a
sand-bank, came rolling on like a hqwl,
and, leaping tip from a hillock In front,
stnick me on the breast. It was such
a blow, master, ns a man might have
given with his list ; but it knocked mo
down, and ere I got up, the company
was a few paces in advance. The
bonnet of the soldier who had taken
my place came rolling to my feet ere I
could join them.' But, alas ! it was
full of blood and brains, and I found
that the spent shot had come just in
time to save my life. Meanwhile, the
battle raged with redoubled fur' on
the left, and we in the centre had a
short respite ; and some of us needed
it. For my own part, I had fired about
a hundred rounds, and my right shoul
der was blue as your waistcoat.
"You will wonder, master, how I
should notice such a thing in tho heat
of an engagement ; but I remember
notiimg ncttcrinau tnat mere was a
flock of little birds shrieking and flut
tering over our heads for the greater
part of the morning. The poor little
things seemed as if robbed of their
very instinct by the incessant dis
charges on every side of them ; and,
instead of pursuing a direct course,
which would soon have carried them
clear of us, they kept fluttering in one
ittle spot. About mid-day, an aide-
de-camp went riding by us to the right.
RELIGIOUS.
Mv sins and follies, Lord! by thee
From others hidden arc,
riiiir. ur riod. wnrls are. anoVi of nu
As now ami then i hear;
For sure if others knew me such,
Such as myself I know,
I should have been dispraised as much
Ab I urn praised now.
Qenrge, Wither.
Camisiudoe, N. Y.,
April 21, 1877.
Editor News :
I want to tell the Christian women of
your county something about the work
that women of this State aro doing for
the far-off heathen : for tho land of
darkness and idolatry. It may en
courage them, and when women sit
idle, day by day, sighing for tho time
when they may stand an equal to man,
and cast a vote by his sido, I only
ask them to take one view of the poor,
nidging women of Siam, Tcrsin, and
other heathen lands, as we get it from
returned missionaries, and they can
but realize that women havo a much
greater work to do than to cast a bal
lot. The annual meeting of tho "AVom
an's Trcsbytcrian Board of Foreign
Missions, Synod of Albany r" was hol
den in this villace, Anril 18th. The
two branches of this society Troy
and Albany, sent 75 ladies to attend
the meeting. They aro at work in be
half of a girls' school, started in Siam,
three years ago, and supporting mission
aries. Among the number present,
was Mrs. House, wife of Dr. Samuel
House, of Watcrford, N. Y. She has
been a missionary laborer in Bankok,
Siam, for thirty years. In the morn
ing, she addressed the' ladies as fol
lows: " I have been a missionary 30 years.
When I went back to Siam tho last
time : it was twenty years ago : I found
it very different from what it was when
I wont there the first time. I was 85
lays out of sight of land, with only the
poor provision which the ships of those
days carried. You know very little of
heathen hearts, if vou imagine that
they can be brought out of darkness,
very rapidly. It is darkness on every
side, there. You must live there, to
get a true idea of it. I found the peo
pie ignorant ; now, most of tho men,
can read. We have had a boys' school
for thirty years. But it has taken all
these long years to get the minds of
the people redeemed from the prejudice
against women, so we could start
school for girls. And three years ago
I had tho honor to organize 'the first
boarding school for girls ever organized
in Siam. It is in Bankok. I left
twenty pupils eighteen 'boaKlers and
two day scholars, in it. It is doing
well indeed. It is to the ladies of this
vicinity that I am indebted for the help,
or money to st.irt that school. They
sent me $3000 with which I laid the
foundation fr a school for girls, that
the girls might le educated as well as
the boys of Siam. The Siamese, are a
Ieople of simple habits, olive complex
ion, black hair, black eyes and teeth,
made so by constantly chewing a veg
etable. They say that monkeys and
foreigners have white teeth. Their
homes wero very different from our
homes. ' Until wo went there, tLey
knew nothing of a loving wife and
mother trying to make a Christian
home. A wife was only a beast of
burden, sent to the fields to dig and
lalnir, while the men had all the knowl
edge and pleasure. The Siamese eat
with their fingers, burn their dead,
wear white for mourning, and have
nothing which deserves the name of
religion. I brought home with me two
Siamese boys, to be educated for
Christian teachers, among their own
people. I want the prayers of all
Christian people that the' may he
converted while here, and returned to
their Christian mothers to preach the
gospel in their own land. They are to
remain here eight years. Oue is 12
years old, the other, eight. Siam has
two kings. The first and second. The
second is merely nominal. He does
not rule or succeed to the throne. The
name of tho present one is George
Washington, who was named so by his
father, who had read of our George
Washington. The king who now rules
is only 23 years old ; is a Christian,
and, by living a Christian life, he looses
his crown on earth, but gains one in
heaven. I want you should all pray
for him. He is doing a wonderful
work toward civilization. His grand
father was the first convert in Siam,
and, for 23 years, was a consistent
Christian. When I went there the
king came to meet us. He . was per
fectly nude, with tho exception of a
i, ,i t.. .jv -i
his arm, to escort me to the palace, I
took it and walked along by his side,
trying to appreciate tho honor confer
red upon me. lie could speak but two
words of English, "come here." But
it is different now. No person can go
to his majesty without being dressed in
pants, coat, vest, shirt, collar and hat.
The king has imported an English
tailor from Calcutta and their clothes
aro made in the most fashionable stylo.
One prince camo many miles to us to
learn how to tie a cravat, or neck-tie,
Siam is now clothed, and wo aro try
ing to get it in its right' mind, every'
way. They havo no roads, but go in
boats. e go out on our missionary
tours in a 6 by 7 boat, where wo eat,
sleep ami work ; ono room for every
thing ; and wo stay whereever night
overtakes us, without tho least fear.
Bankok has ono chapel and ono boing
erected in connection with our girls'
school. For the 5,000,000 in Siam
there are only five missionaries."
Is here not a field for women who
want something to do? Need any
want for emyloyment, who have health
trength ? God has opened a way
for all the sons and daughters of this
blessed globe to bo useful if they will.
A few missionaries have been called
home, because there was not funds
enough sent out there to support them"
Will God bless us t if we deafen our
ears, and harden oirr hearts, when the
cry comes to us from those perishing
souls, who need a Saviour's love? In
tho afternoon session, Mrs. House was
followed by Rev. Dr. Colin, of Oroo
mice, Persia. He was Oriental in
style, with a full, gray beard, and gave
a graphic discription of missionary life
in Persia. I wish I dared take the
space to tell ii all to you. I will tell
you some of it. Said he: "Women
are doing a great work toward the
spread of the gospel. I have heard in
distant lands of the good work you are
doing, and you can never know how it
rejoices our hearts to read your ro
ports. I am glad women are rising to
the full dignity of their nature. I dp
not wonder that women followed Jesus
up from Jordan to Jerusalem, minis
tering to his wants : I do not wonder
Mary sat at the feet of Jesus, listen
ing in such rapt attention to his words.
I do not wonder woman wasr the last
rt the cross, and first at the sepulchre,
Do not wonder that Jesus has taken
her up out of the dust and degradation
to be leaders and purifiers in a workl
'of darkness. I sailed for Persia, 25
years ago, with my wife. We had a
tedions journey aeros the' Atlantic
and travelltxl after that six- nund'red
miles on horse-back, to Oroomia, Per--sia,
where we were to labor.- Thcj'
had no Bible till we carried it to them.
They have no' railways there, no car-'
riages go on homo back always. Tho
mountains aro stoop, snow Eos there'
till summer, when it melts and over
flows the country, sometiuaes'' doing:'
serious damage. They have nd' rain'
or dew in Persia. Woiilen are heir tM
mere sen-ants there, the same' aa inr
Siam and all foreign heathen; landa.
Women and girls came out to See ns5
when we arrived,- and stared' at my
wife because' she rodtf sideways;- t
asked them about their soul's, ahd'they
said, "ask our husbands." They have'
plenty of religion but no salvation.'
The boys and girls used' to marry at
very tender age'. The: boys' at' eight
and the girls at' ton aW twelve," and
they are never allowed to select for"
themselves ; often never see eacli'othcr"
till presented for the marriage ceremo-'
ny. The 'girl is always" veiled-'so-tufbk
ly that no one'ean tell who stie is; Tho"
friends bring wine for the groom", and'
apples for the brido. After marriage,
the wife is never allowed' to' eat with1
her husband, or speak to him in1 prctK
ence of others. If a man is asliefl how
many children he has, he always an
swers according to the number of boys'
in the family, and no mention- is ever
made of the girls.- The' wife' trikW
her infant and goes into- tho" field in-'
the morning to work?. Somltirncs;
she goes to' tho spot where she left her"
childj and finds it has rolled' abbut" till
it has fallen into the river and drowned.-
It is taken away from her and buried,-
but she goes to its grave and wailrand
weeps, for they love their littlo' 6nes,
though they have no hopo of meeting'
them again. Tho mussulmon take' all
the prettiest wives they find, a'nd! oath'
mlissuhnan has several wives'.- My'
wife once ventured into- one' of tiicir'
harems and saw such degradation1 as;
en to reach these and mairy otli'er
places, for men cannot get into them
But thanks to God, 25 years of con
stant labor there has changed- all tills;
wonderfully. There are' chrfstSrarr
homes there now wheto the' -wife andf
mother is loved and' respected' and' has
her usual place in the family.- Deacons
and priests wero allowed to lcafti how
to read, and none others.- When Miss'
Fiske asked the women to' learn to1
read, they said : "They will- laugh' at
us," but sho induced three to-' come to
her school and so sho started a school
which has done a wonderful amount of
good. They road tho bjblo and oan tell'
all about it. In four months they ooulci .
read tho New Testament w'otf.- The'
women do not go about veiled now as
they used to. They soo how we love'
and respect each other in our homes,'
and they follow our example as closely'
as possible. The greatest Work Woman1
can do is to go there, and by her exam
ple, help to enlighten those down trod
den womon of heathehismY There are
many natives preaching and' teaching
the gospel of Jesus' ntW ami Persia' is'
improving." ,
Now when we hear these things which1
women are doing, can any stand back
and say, no woman is capable of teach
ing the blessed gospel ? That Se snbulct
take no part in public worship t May
all the women of the land; aWaken to"
the cry, which comes up from1 ttie cTepttis
of darkness, and boldly and bravely
defend the nations of the earth less
blest than we are: '..,,.,,
. MAUD.
Shocking. A pair of those interest
ing; entertaining lacties who seem w
carry on so large a business in the' way
of subscription's for new works, and
who" are stf delightfully importa'n'a'te, so'
sweetly un-got-rid-able, called si short
time since at the offlee of si young law
yer, for the purpose of getting him' to1
subscribe 'Indeed, ladies," said he,'
the partnership of which' I am but an1
humble member has been so' imprudent
as to issue a hew work' 6'f their' own;
which, in consequence of the enormous1
expense attending itei illustrations,'
embellishments, etc., has completely
crippled us.'' ''Then; perhaps," re
plied the angelic cauvasser', "we could
procure you some subscribers'. What
doyou call your work?" "Well, we have
not fully determined as yet ; but I giiesy
I'll let my wife have her own way, and
call it after me Charles Henry ."
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