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"I have written unto you, young men, because ye are
golden-crowned thrush or oven-bird. The latter beautifying the instant ? Surely waiting is a great species, however, acts with more dignity in the matter. point in living. We shall wait often and long, if we He is above resorting to the deceit of simulated be wise, for we cannot force things if they belong not lameness, and will not flutter and thrash about on to us by nature, vor can they be withheld if they be the ground as his less scrupulous cousins do. When ours. But we cannot snatch them, however they behe sees you coming through the woods he crawls long to us. We must wait the fullness of time. nimbly out of his nest and skulks along behind the Now it is easy to wait if we take the instant as somebushes and leaves until he gets some distance away thing to be beautified, that is, used to its full scope from his treasures; then he appears in a conspicuous of beauty and its full span of power. It is hard to place and sedately and quietly walks alovg before wait if we are scaling the moment to seize the future you, looking over his shoulder and inviting you to violently before it comes to hand. The perversity of come up and take him, as being a bird who somehow materials and circumstances is a common remark. never found use for his wings, and to whom the sci- But they only seem hostile because we are trying to ence of flying is unknown. All that he expects you leap over them to something else, and they stand in to believe, and more. When you see the bird thus the way, or are too high for the leap. But this should conducting himself all you have to do is to note mean to us that we are not to leap, but to occupy carefully the direction in which he is traveling, then ourselves with evoking the beautiful from the heap walk back in a straight line, and, if you look care before us, or in stirring our own souls into it that the fully, you will find the nest somewhere within three compound may be beautiful.-J. V. B., in Unity. or four rods of where the bird first appeared. If you have any respect for gentlemanly deportment, how
YOUTH AND AGE. ever, you will not take more than half of the eggs of this quiet, composed and dignified bird.--Selected.
" Wendell Phillips once said that there is no disBEAUTIFY THE INSTANT.
pensation of Providence for which we should be This is both a secret and a result of patience. We more profoundly grateful than for the one which are impatient because intent on leading the present shortened the lives of men from one thousand years up to something else, leaping over time, as it were, the dead line of fifty are responsive to new ideas,
to threescore and ten. Few men after having passed to reach a coming thing. There will be hindrances, The desire to conserve the past, to hold to fixed and and we become restive. But if we are intent only on the present function to be performed, which in tried lines of thought, becomes almost irresistible. doing is to be beautified, all things will profit us, all What could we do with a man in whom this tendency conditions go well with us. Is it good painting if has ripened for a thousand years? Who would have an artist leap over the due progress and proper order the courage to dispute his ten centuries of experiof his work, to arrive at some great figure or emi. nent part of the picture?
Age ever tends to conservatism. The mist of Emerson names beautiful behavior the finest of years magnifies the past and dims prophetic vision. the fine arts; but this conduct is intensely busy with
It is the young men, nearly always, who start and beautifying the instant. For manners that ignore carry forward great reforms. Nearly all, if not quite the moment in planning for the future are selfish all, of the men the Christ chose to be his apostles and absent. Every occasion has its absolute rights
were young men; Paul was a young man when the -the morning, the meal-time, the work-time, the great revolutionizing thought of Christianity flashed evening, the social-time. If each have its due, life into his soul, as he neared Damascus. Luther and is that mark, a good machine, being comely in' pro- Melanchthon both were in early manhood when they portion, appropriate in color and harmonious in began the Reformation. The Wesleys and Whiteaction.
field started Methodism before they were fairly out If we do the present act well and take care of its of college. Garrison, Phillips and Beecher began special intent, not leaping to coming things, it is sur- their crusade against slavery long before they had prising, when those things arrive, how they fall into reached the forties."— The Voice. order; for then they have their proper place and The apostle John did not say to the aged, “I have must perforce fall into it, because other things have not written unto you because ye are weak, ” but “I had their due place before. But what if the present moment be hard, sad, known Him that is from the beginning." The be
have written unto you, fathers, because ye have painful? Then we have opportunity not to complain. There will be some bright thing. Fasten on lovei apostle distinctly recognized the need of enthat. If none, then this: that it might be worse. listing both the energy of youth and the experience Fasten on that. If it seem the worst possible from of age in advancing the good of the Church. The the outside, there is still this reflection, that we may division of forces upon the lines of age must be dismake it worse by our own way of taking it in the soul.
astrous to any movement, whether against moral evil If we have this devotion to beautify the instant, it or against physical sin, or against any tendency is a great point that we shall avoid hurry. This is downward in civil or religious concerns. merely to grow ripe beautifully. Is not one reason why so many greatest works are done late in life, The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill that the authors have been busy gathering power by another.- George Eliot.
Sins and evils cease
- Parish Visitor'.
add nothing but wrinkles to all brows. Households,
as they are now, seem to be run for the benefit of If the vote of women could be taken on the ques- lookers-on rather than the comfort of inmates, and tion of housekeeping, it would be a matter of great the result is a generally dissatisfied army of housesurprise to men to learn the result. The business as keepers
. It is not amazing that they are dissatisfied it is conducted at present would be voted out of for that urges appreciation of uncongenial work, and existence, or, failing in this, the voice of the majority those who are alive to the fact that their tasks hurt would be for boarding. The work of the household them in a spiritual sense have no hope of saving has increased greatly within a quarter of a century. themselves. The luxuries which one by one have come to women, Simplify life; this is the way through which wothe multitudinous things that are required to make men may hope to rise to an estate wherein they will homes attractive, and the modern houses which have find themselves serene and patient, honest and true. their mountainous stairs to weary weak backs, are all It were worth all of life to live if the best half of things which have combined to make housekeeping humanity could be lifted out of drudgery of a a drudgery. Time and strength are consumed while domestic kind and placed where the home would be the routine work is being performed, and the intelli- what the Divine power designed it would be---a temgent minds of American women rebel constantly. ple where
What can be done? Break up homes and live in those modern caravansaries--hotels ? Not so. The remedy lies in simplifying home life; in leaving out of houses the endless traps that are hard to keep clean, and harder still to make, and by putting in homes nothing too good for usage.
A WALK THROUGH ROTTERDAM. Women used to know so much that they do not know now, and cannot while they worry and fret The whole of the city is intersected by a canal, over lambrequins and pillow shams, tidies and Ham- broad, long and deep, and capable of accommodating burg borders, that it is discouraging to try to fight vessels of heavy tonnage. These canals divide the the matter at all. They are trying to do their best, city into so many islands, united by draw-bridges, working early and late, saving here, spending there, swivel-bridges, turning bridges, and a few stone judiciously as they hope, yet never realizing any bridges. It is curious to walk through Rotterdam blessing for themselves or others. What is a nice and find everywhere these canals, with streets on parlor or a fine dinner to a visitor, if the hostess is a either side, and trees along the side of almost every dull, worn out person ? The guest who is bidden to street, and more curious still to find that you can enjoy such hospitality is cheated out of the better never get away from the shipping. In the very heart company at home, and deserves an apology rather of the city large ships are charging their cargoes ; than to offer thanks for such attentions as are extended. the masts of ships are seen amoug the houses, above
Housewives do not emancipate themselves from the the trees, beside the churches, and all along the thraldom put upon them by a variety of conditions. centre of the main thoroughfares. Many of these In the first place, their homes are not adapted to ships are built expressly for the Rhine and Holland housekeeping. Men, and not women, plan houses, they are single-masted, broad, stout, and all highly and the sole idea in view in building them is to get colored and ornamented. The prevailing style is the largest number on the smallest possible space. bright green for the hull, with red or white stripes, Then women, having inconveniences of this kind to gilded poops, varnished or highly polished decks and start with, make every effort to overcome them with masts, while buckets, batches, barrels, and other furnishings. Fashion has to be consulted in this things are usually painted a bright red, with white latter matter, and upholstered articles that get soiled or green stripes. The cabins are models of cleanliand fade out are bought when the family purse can- ness and comfort, with brightly polished windows, not afford it. Nice China or glass is purchased when snow white muslin curtains, and pots of flowers, ignorant or careless help will make quick work of it; Besides the novelty of finding “a fleet imprisoned and the company rooms are furnished as richly as in the heart of a city," there are many things to possible, when in fact the social circle in wbich the attract attention in the streets at Rotterdam. The family move is so limited that a sitting-room would houses have pointed facades, are of all shades of answer every purpose.
brick, from the darkest red to the pinkest pink ; If cheap carpets, and stone-ware, and plain cloth- whitewashed stone or wood ornaments the facade; ing should be fashionable for all people, how soon the the windows and doors are bordered with broad burdens would drop away from the shoulders of the white stripes, the window-sills are generally full of majority of housekeepers! How soon would the flowers ; the windows are provided with little mirrors, fault-finding and complaining cease, and the dull by means of which the inmates can see all that takes women become intelligent, interested members of the place up or down the street without being themselves family circle! Suppose the pillow cases have no seen ; brass plates and brass knobs in a high state of shams; it would be all the better for the home life polish adorn the doors, by the side of which bird of homes. Shams should be unknown in them any. cages frequently hang. It is a curious fact that way, and real pillow cases would give more satisfac- nearly all the houses are a little out of the upright, tion.
and lean more or less, while sometimes in a street all Then sound common sense should save women the houses will lean slightly in one direction.-Irish from wasting their time on ruffles and fallals, that Times.
TEMPERANCE WORK IN GENESEE YEARLY
strange when I was a child, when I could not make MEETING
out how, if my mother loved me more than strange
children, she should find fault with me and not with From a copy of the “Extracts of the minutes of them. But I do not think this ought to be a diffithe late Genesee Yearly Meeting,” (which has been culty to any one who is more than six years old.
Dr. Arnold. furnished us), we take the following report of the Standing Committee on Temperance:
CURRENT EVENTS. By the reports from Farmington Quarterly Meeting it appears that nine meetings have been appointed Domestic.-General Grant's condition had been within the limits of East Hamburg Monthly Meeting, without any very notable change until the afternoon in all of which John J. Cornell delivered addresses and evening of the 21st, when he grew alarmingly on the subject of Temperance. The meetings seemed feeble, and there were fears that he would not survive
the night. At this writing of this paragraph bis replete with interest, and a deep concern was mani- situation is regarded as critical, and the duration of fested in the advancement of the work, as they were his life as probably very brief. Later : General Grant evidently productive of good results. A deeper in- died peacefully at eight minutes after 8 o'clock, on terest has been awakened in some who had become Fifth-day morning. He was surrounded by his family. luke-warm and indifferent, and encouraging to greater THE corner-stone of the First Uniate Greek Church and continued effort those already in work. Seven- built in the United States was laid on last First-day teen other meetings have been held within the limits afternoon by Father Walenski, Pastor of the Uniate of Farmington Quarterly Meeting and one outside congregation at Shenandoah, Pa. The congregation the same, in all of which John J. Cornell delivered shoot of the so-called Orthodox Greek Church, but
an addresses on the subject of Temperance, and which are in communion with Rome. They are, however, proved deeply interesting occasions, manifesting that allowed to retain many peculiar aucient customs and those outside our membership are also alive in the a discipline differing in many points from that of the good work. Some temperance literature has been Roman Church. purchased by an individual at his own expense, and SMALL-POX is reported to be epidemic at Scotland, distributed in the town where he resides and the Dakota. Twenty-five cases were reported among the meeting he attends.
Russians there on First-day, and several deaths have The report from Yonge Street informs, that no occurred within a few days! opportunity offered in which united action appeared EXTREMELY hot weather has prevailed in Philato be required, further than some of the committee delphia, and generally throughout the country, since having become connected with the Women's Chris- the 17th inst., and inclusive of the 21st. At the writtian Temperance Union, were laboring in connection ing of this paragraph on the 22d, there is a slight
moderation in the temperature. There is also a severe therewith for the progress and advancement of the drought in the country around Philadelphia, no rain work.
of any importance having fallen for about two months. The meeting was verbally informed that Canada Growing crops, as a consequence, have suffered seHalf Yearly Meeting in second month last, had also riously. appointed a committee for Temperance work, and had SECRETARY WHITNEY, it is said, has decided that addressed a memorial to the Dominion Government the Eight Hour law shall hereafter be enforced in the against impairing the usefulness of the Scott Act in different navy yards—that is, the employees shall reauy particular.
ceive ten hours' pay for eight hours' labor. HeretoThe said memorial was entrusted to the member fore they have received eight hours pay for eight
" The general order directing the representing the County of Prince Edward in Par- change has not been issued yet, but information of liament.
the proposed change has been received at the WashThe report being read, it was felt to be a source of ington Navy Yard." gratitude and encouragement that our members in
THE American Rural Home, of Rochester, pubthe various parts of our heritage, have felt to enter lishes special crop reports from all the winter and into and labor in this most commendable field of spring wheat growing States. These reports say that labor, and the meeting is united in the appointment in the Northwest the winter wheat situation is generof a committee to extend such assistance and labor ally considered favorable, but Michigan alone raises as we may open for, in the furtherance of the work, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee and Kentucky
a crop equal to that of 1884. In Southern Illinois, who are to co-operate with a like committee of there has been no improvement in the past thirty days. Women Friends, and are appointed for three years In the latter two States the rillers are buying old to report annually—and whose names are as follows, wheat to start up their mills. The failure of winter viz. :-Charles Wilson and twenty others.
wheat will disastrously affect the railroads.
Northwest will not equal that of 1884. Oats stand It does not follow because one admires and loves bountifully. Corn shows great improvement, having the surpassing beauty of the place and its associa- made a great gain in the last fourteen days. tions, or because he forms in it the most valuable and delightful friendships, that therefore one is to uphold has organized an Indian police force, composed of
It is reported from Fort Reno that General Sheridan its foolishness and try to perpetuate its faults. My love 100 young Cheyennes. It is thought that the General for any place, person or institution, is exactly the in his report will attribute the dissatisfaction among measure of my desire to reform them; a doctrine the Indians chiefly to the cattle leases. which seems to me as natural now, as it it seemed THE deaths in this city last week numbered 530,
which was 54 more than during the previous week and 60 more than during the corresponding period last
ITEMS. year. Of these there were 132 by cholera infantum, but there was not a remarkable number by any other diseases of that nature. The total number of deaths winning favor in Paris. Although it costs more at
GLASS as a substitute for wood in floors is steadily of infants under one year was 234.
first, its durability, non-conibustibility, and superior PROFESSOR Charles Kendall Adams, of the Univer- cleanliness make it far cheaper in the long run. sity of Michigan, has been elected President of Cornell University, in place of Andrew D. White, resigned.
The latest returns regarding the damage occasioned
by the earthquake in Cashmere, on May 13, state the THE trustees and officers of Vassar College were in loss of life at 3,091 persons, besides 25,000 sheep and session 5 hours on the 21st., trying to elect a president goats and 8,00) cattle. The number of dwellings of th-College. Rev. Dr. Galusha Anderson, of Chicago, ruined is computed to reach 75,000. was the favorite nominee. He received twelye votes, but as fifteen were necessary to secure his election,
the California a cedar log twenty feet long was taken to a
IT is claimed that in a recent race against time in matter was laid over until the first Tuesday iu Sep-match factory and in just thirty minutes was sawed, tember.
split, glued, dipped in sulphur, labelled, and the The Chief of the Bureau of Statistics reports that matches boxed ready for shipment. the number of immigrants who arrived in the United States during the fiscal year which ended June 30,
A MICHIGAN lumber journal, speaking of the 1885, was 387,821, being 122,013 less than during the terribly destructive forest fires this spring, Lopes that
The preceding fiscal year, or 401,171 less than during the the worst
is over in that State for the season. year ending June 30, 1882, the year of the greatest Saginaw Herald says that, except in 1881, at no time iminigration.
in the history of northern Michigan has there been THE U. S. Marine Hospital Bureau is informed that It is very fortunate that there has been no loss of life
such devastation as during a short time this spring. yellow fever is epidemic at Babia, Brazil, and that
-at least none bas been reported. cholera has appeared at Puerto Real, the port of entry of Cadiz, Spain.
INFORMATION has been received that Henry M. The trial of Louis Riel, on the charge of high favor emigration as a relief for the overcrowded dis
Stanley has received a deputation of citizens who treason, beyan at Regina, in the Northwest Territory, tricts of England. He said he warmly approved of on the 20th.
thuir scheme of emigration to the Congo country, and THE plant and all the movable property of the their proposals to establish an emigration bureau in World's Exposition at New Orleans were sold at London, and to appeal to the Goverument for assistauction to the New North Central and South Americance to enable them to defray the expenses of the can Exposition Company for $175,000. added to the amount appropriated by the Government poorer classes wishing to seek homes in the Congo will be enough to pay all the existing debts of the old company, except the sums loaned by the Federal, PROF. JAEGER would bave everything worn by State and city Governments. The sale comprises the mankind made from sheep's wool, which must be machinery, station, main building, Government, art, either white or dyed with harmless chemical colors, and mill buildings, United States life saving station, no aniline colors being permissible. Experience, he boilers, machinery, live stock, stables, etc. These maintains, has shown that knit woolen fabric is the buildings probably cost ten times the amount now best. Over this under clothing, plain upper clothing paid. The work of putting the buildings and grounds should be worn, no overcoats, no greatcoats, no cloaks in order for the opening of next winter's exhibition finding a place in his ideal costume. As the breast will begin at once.-N. Y. Post.
must be well protected, the portions of the garments
covering it are made of a double layer of fabric for Foreign.-The latest reports from Spain give a dis- ladies as well as gentlemen. Hats and caps, he insists, couraging picture of the cholera situation. The dis-should also be of wool. • Beds must likewise be made ease appears to be spreading, and the number of new of sheep's wool. Floors of dwellings, he holds, should cases and of deaths has greatly increased. The Madrid properly be oiled, and the furniture oiled or varnished. dispatch on the 21st says: “În Spain yesterday there were 2,417 new cases of cholera and 952 deaths. These A SINGLE human hair indicates whether the air included 19 new cases and 13 deaths in Madrid. The supplied in the ventilation of the Capitol at Washingdisease has broken out in Guadaljara, Burgos and ton is too moist or too dry. A perfectly dry air is put Almeria. There is an alarming increase of cholera in at zero. Saturated air, that is, air carrying all the the villages around this city. Forty-two new cases moisture it will hold, is put at one hundred. The and seven deaths were reported to-day. Two hun human hair absorbs moisture, and, like a rope, dred cases were reported to-day at Saragossa. Cholera becomes shorter when wet. The difference in length has appeared at Alleiros, in Portugal."
between a hair six inches long when wet and the
same hair when dry is made to represent the hundred ST. PETERSBURG, July 20.—The Russian harvest de vrees of moisture on the dial; and the band, or prospects continue discouraging. The reaping of the pointer, moves backward or forward as the moisture winter wheat in the Southern provinces gives barely in the hair varies. If it becomes too dry, more steam a middling return. The present outlook is that the is thrown in ; if too moist, less steam is allowed to summer wheat crops will everywhere within the escape. And thus the atmosphere is regulated and empire yield poor harvests.
kept at a wholesome point. A DISPATCH from Simla, India, on the 21st, says that twelve shocks of earthquake, one of which was
WHEN any duty is to be done, it is fortunate for very severe, were felt in Cashmere on the 16th inst.
if you feel like doing it; but, if you do not feel A LONDON dispatch of the 21st says: Intelligence like it
, that is no reason for not doing it.-W. Gladden. has been received from West Africa that the King of Dahomey, with many followers, on May 10th made a raid on the villages under French protection near GATHERED from many sects, the Quaker brought Porto Novo. His troops indulged in a wholesale His old beliefs, adjusting to the thought massacre of the inbabitants and burned all their That moved his soul, the creed his father's taught. dwellings. One thousand youths and women were One faith alone, so broad that all mankind captured and carried back into Dahomey to be sacri- Within themselves its secret witness find, ficed at the cannibal feasts.
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