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Old and young have alike their desire; The harvest the Husbandman seizes,
Through the wood and the chase sweeps
The Merchant his warehouse is locking-
mained in his custody for several stock on the first drop of 2 per
His salary having been increased, Reports on the street were conhe managed to save $100, and this tradictory, some people saying that he put up with a stock broker as a the bank had met with frightful 10 per cent. margin on a purchase losses; others that the tales of misof $1,000 worth of stock in the fortune were much exaggerated, Central Bank, a new concern which and that a concern not yet four commenced business early in 1884, years old (it being now November, enjoying a good measure of popu- 1887), could not have lost the sums stated, the personnel of the board being considered.
Cries the Monarch, the thoroughfares block-larity and paying a reasonable divi
"Every toll for the passage is mine!"
All too late, when the sharing was over,
For the son who best loves thee alone!" Thus to Jove went his voice in complaining,
dend from the outset. In a couple
Naturally George inclined to the more hopeful reports, and set himself to think how he might bridge over the difficulty. No plan Central shortly fell off a little, suggested itself until suddenly he and George, acting on the advice of heard a voice say close to his ear: a friend, a clerk in the broker's" Borrow it from your box." office, bought a fresh lot of $3,000 So sudden was the temptation worth, supplementing his profits and so vivid his imagination that Where wert thou, when the earth was by some more money which he had he started from his place and turned abiding ?" saved, and some which he had been to see his adviser, but of course he able to earn by outside work in was alone in his box. evening hours.
As he fell at the Thunderer's throne.
"I was," said the poet, "BY THEE !" Mine eye by Thy glory was captur'dMine ear by Thy music of bliss. Pardon him whom Thy world so enraptur❜d
As to lose him his portion in this !"
Alas," said the God-"Earth is given ! Field, forest and market, and all!What say you to quarters in Heaven? We'll admit you whenever you call!" -Translated from Schiller.
A Young Canadian Banker.
BY C. A. WHITBY.
The tempter had made himself heard, however, and all afternoon George's brain was in a state of unwonted excitement.
The stock then advanced slightly and George felt correspondingly happy, but on ugly rumors it fell 10 per cent. in a day, and a call for An hour after the usual time more margin was made by the passed before he could balance his cash, and then, work done, he set George had no more money to out to see what news might be had put up, but he was particularly about Central. The items of inforanxious to save what was already at mation gleaned that evening were Handsome George Bisindic, a stake, as he was endeavoring to ac- more hopeful, and after a restless well disposed boy of 17, arrived in cumulate enough to pay off a mort- three hours after tea George decidToronto in June, 1884, and com-gage of some $600 or $700 on his ed that in the morning he would menced work in one of the banks father's home, as his father was "borrow" just $500 from his tel having headquarters in that rapidly much worried on account of the ler's box and deposit it with the growing city on blue Ontario's near approach of its maturity and broker, feeling sure that by the shores. Being anxious to succeed his inability to meet the engage- closing hour of the exchange next and to help his parents, who were ment. day the stock would be up again, not in very good circumstances, he The broker said on George's ap-his own margin saved, and the $500 worked faithfully and hard, and was pealing to him to nurse him back again in the bank's possession. shortly sent to a country branch, through: "I am assured by those where in a few months he was ap- who ought to know that the bank pointed teller. Handling the cash will get through all right and will well, he was in a year brought back be in a better position than ever, to the city office and given the post but I will not advise you; and as I of junior receiving teller. take no risks, I will, unless a fresh margin of 10 per cent. is in my hands by noon to-morrow, sell your
Here large sums passed through his hands, and in some weeks re
At 11:30 next morning a note arrived from the broker, saying:
DEAR SIR: I must have $500 margin per bearer, or I will sell at noon session of board."
George put out his hand to take a package of fives from his box to wrap up and send by the broker's clerk, when he turned white as a
sheet and almost staggered, for he though a shrewd business man, had seemed to hear his mother's voice a kind heart, and had himself a repeating the words of the old family of boys, thanked George for church catechism in "My duty to his confidence, pointed out to him ward my neighbor," which she had the folly of speculating on margins so often and so patiently taught in the exchange, and having drawn from him the story of his father's mortgage, promised to arrange matters so that there would be no tronble for the old gentleman.
"To keep my hands from picking and **Not to covet nor desire other men's goods."
"To be true and just in all my deal
By an effort he controlled himself, breathed a prayer and a thanksgiving to God who had not suffered him to be tempted beyond that he was able, and wrote a note to the broker:
DEAR SIR: Cannot furnish any more margin. Sell if necessary."
The World's Food.
WISE AND OTHERWISE.
I Used to Kill Birds.
used to kill birds in my boyhood,
Bluebirds and robins and wrens;
I hunted them down in the glens.
And I had rare sport in the forest
But one clear day in the Springtime
Then off to the bushes it flew.
And there to my sorrow I found,
Was lying there bleeding and dead.
picked up the bird in my anguish, That could never more feed its dear young I stroked the wee motherly thing
Nor dart through the air on swift wingAnd I made a firm vow in that moment, When my heart with such sorrow was stirred,
In nearly every decade there are periods of scarcity and plenty in food products or the first necessaries of life. Speculation has been rife that by the opening up of new territories of virgin soil by railway communication, wheat The stock was sold, and a debit would reach a minimum of 50 note for $13 sent in to George, cents per bushel. But we find, which amount he paid at once. That when all factors are considered, afternoon the Central Bank cashier that wheat remains through a asked the other banks for assist- decade at about the same standard. The opening up of new fertile areas At the afternoon session of the on the one hand opens up greater exchange the stock was offered at a production, but on the contrary decline of fifty per cent., and two equally as large tracts of soil are days later it couldn't be given away going below profitable production M. C. Edwards, in Our Dumb Animals. -carrying as it did double liability, by the land being exhausted of its "Brown, what did you clear by the bank having suspended, never fertility by continual cropping. that speculation?" "My pockets," Then, again, as civilization ad- said Brown. About an hour after George had vances, wheat becomes more gen- The sovereigns that exert the written to his broker the inspector erally used as a food product. In- greatest sway in this world are counted his cash and found it all dia, now a rival in wheat with the neither white nor black, but yellow. right. His book being neatly kept rest of the world, formerly kept and his conduct generally approved of, the inspector told him that he would recommend him for the post of senior receiving teller, with an increase of $200 in salary.
That never again in my lifetime
Would I shoot a poor innocent bird.
her people on rice, fruits, and mil- A man never finds out how very
another strong competitor in wheat When a clergyman remarked that That evening the general mana- production, is consuming more. there would be a nave in the new ger of the bank in his own home In days gone by the Russian peas-church, an old lady whispered that was visited by young Bisindic, who ant ate black (rye) bread. Now begged the favor of a private interview, and laid the whole matter before his chief, saying that he could not accept the proposed promotion before telling him of his narrow escape from breach of trust and (as events had proved) its immediate discovery and bitter results.
The general manager, who,
Stranger-"You don't look very
wheat forms his staple. The China- she "knew the party to whom he and eats white bread. Thus, whilst man and Jap has changed his diet referred." the area of wheat is expanded by the opening of new lands, there is happy, friend? a corresponding amount of land heavy loss?" "No, sir, I have just being reduced below profitable pro- retired from business to enjoy life." article of diet is, the world over, duction, and also that wheat as an more generally used. The present al-indications are for firm markets.
The light of friendship is like the light of phosphorus, seen plainest when all around is dark.-Crowell.
last year, I never failed to save a verted men has a right to assume little. Next to the book of that he can not move them to reProverbs which abounds with prac-pentance. Such men are in all our tical counsels in regard to prudent congregations. They are perhaps defines the word economy and wise provision for waiting for the whole-souled invitaeconomy as "Managing with fru- the future, Benjamin Franklin's tion of a pastor who cares for their gality,' guarding against loss or writings are most full of condensed souls. We do not make light of waste, prudent in expenditure." wisdom, concerning this matter. the task. It is the severest given That seems to be an art which Many of the proverbs of Poor to men on earth. But it can be many people in this country are Richard' are the proverbs of Solo- done by any pastor who will do it slow to learn. As a people we are mon, in substance, hammered out with all his might. The Lord has wasteful and extravagant to almost in different shape. If you would furnished us with perfect weapons. a criminal extent; where there is be rich,' he says, think of saving for the attack upon sleeping conone miser among us there are five as well as of getting.' The Indies sciences, for penetrating the habitspendthrifts. The average Ameri- have. not made Spain rich because ual indifference of men, for moving can makes money enough to live her outgoes are greater than her in- them to action. Many a pastor has comfortably. I heard a French comes." What maintains one vice been astonished by the effects of his pastor say to the ministers of In- would bring up two children. I plain sermons on the perils of sin, dianapolis last winter: "You see that competent English author- by his efforts to convince men of Americans can make money faster, ity estimates that the drink bill of their personal danger. The Book but we French can keep it better the working classes of England abounds with truth adapted to the and make it go further." The amounts to 36 million pounds an- revival sermon, and human life rewaste of an average American nually, exactly what those same preaches the lessons of the Book. household would go far towards people pay for house rent. For example, the empty lamp is in supporting a family in Germany, Not many weeks ago the Visit-all our homes, and the shut door is France or Italy. The road to com- ing Committee of the Sewing behind us all. This divine lesson petence with most of us is not that School of the Church in which in gospel opportunity is taught by of a greater income, but of a lesser we are gathered visited a home the memory and conscience of outgo. There is a false economy in Indianapolis of abject poverty. every sinner. Our task is to hold which is miserliness, and miserliness They found a large family in two up the light until it streams into is meanness boiled down. But rooms, a few broken pieces of fur- men's souls. there is also a wasteful improvi- niture-no beds, no comforts. Why not try this year as we dence which is wicked, it is a re- From that hovel went out each day have never tried before? We are sult of a silly vanity or foolish to beg on the streets from three to passing away; our congregations five children. Yet the family sup- are passing away. Death and judg pride or unregulated appetite. Dr. ported two guns and five dogs. Howard Crosby gives it as the The suggestion some one makes is a ment are at the door. The church The strongest plank needs revival life and fire. The leading causes which militate that can be put into an anti-pov- land needs gospel peace and rest. against accumulation of property erty society's platform is to keep God has called us to the work of expenses a little inside assets. You by families are two. display may recall Mr. Micawber's advice is no lack and his grace knows no saving perishing souls. With Him and dissipation, the women being to Copperfield: "Annual income responsible for the former and the 20 pounds, annual expenditure 19 limit except our refusal of its sweet for the latter." Mr. Win. pounds 6 pence-result, happiness! invitation. Let the cry go forth: E. Dodge, the merchant prince, Annual income 20 pounds, annual A REVIVAL IN EVERY CHURCH. who began as a poor boy, gave this expenditure 20 pounds Os and 6d -result, misery!" Everything advice in a lecture: "All young depends on which side of the page A dreary place would be this earth, men should aim to save something the odd sixpence belonged. each year, even at the expense of a limited wardrobe and many little A Revival in Every Church. things which they think necessities. There ought to be this year a reFrom the first year when I entered vival in every church in the land. a store with a salary of $50, to my No pastor who preaches to uncon
result of his observation that the wise one.
Were there no little people in it;
And woman would be less than woman.
I count these things to be grandly true,
We rise by the things that are under our
By what we have mastered in greed and
By the pride deposed and the passion
And the vanquished ill we hourly meet.
Our lives are trailing in the sordid dust.
in what lines of ministry he would to maintain all the time a high
door it is because he has another To grow kindly as age comes
Beautiful Old Age.
son of the irritating influences which a diseased and suffering body exercise over the heart,, making it a leafless tree, sapless and dry, when it should have boughs bending almost to the earth with the delicious fruits of a loving nature-how wide the contrast old age with religion Let Cornaro and Voltaire be the and health and old age with neither. representative men, and let every
"What a lovely old man he was; so simple and modest." Such is a traveler's testimony of a sage in his ninetieth year-a man "whose greatness has not destroyed his nobleness of heart, but nobleness of heart has rendered still greater." man determine within the hour The author of "Cosmos" stands which portrait he will sit to, in Wings for the angels, but feet for the men! out among a million of men in his what mold he shall be cast, forgetintelligence, in his age, in his strik-ting not that that mold is in process ing physiognomy, the blue, bright eye, the "massive forehead, deep, broad, overhanging;" and the heart, too, stands out in even higher relief than all the others; and the stranger apostrophizes, "What a lovely old man.
We must borrow the wings to find the
We may hope, and resolve, and aspire, and
But our feet must rise or we fall again,
Only in dreams is the ladder thrown
But the dreams depart and the visions
And the sleeper wakes on his pillow of
Heaven is not reached at a single bound;
But we build the ladder by which we
From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And we mount to its summit round by round.
of formation now.
One Thing at a Time.
Life is too short to be frittered
away. You can't have too many irons in the fire without great risk of burning some. You can't expect to be equally efficient in a Religion makes a man lovely in his large number of undertakings. age; true and deep science makes a However much a man may be anxman lovely in age; and so does a ious to spread wider and wider the real great great heart; but the im- bounds of his influence for good, he perfections of our nature altogether will be surprised, when he takes his fail to do it, too often when there measure, to find how poorly equipGod even seems to break them is not sound bodily health underly-ped he is after all for a great varisometimes, that they may become ing the whole. It is good health ety of enterprises. His condition truly useful. At least he can use which molds the features in smiles, broken lives in his service just as which warms up the affections and well as the whole; indeed, it often mellows the heart with human symappears as if men can never do pathies. On the other hand, illness much for God until they are "bro- corrugates the brow, freezes up the ken vessels." He chooses the weak fountains of lovingness, and de- There are no results to show for the things of this world, that no flesh spondency and fretfulness reign may glory. supreme, unless counteracted by high Christian principles.
is summed up in the homely adage, "He is Jack of all trades but Masthings, but, at the end, he finds that ter of none." He wants to do great life has been spent in attempting much, but accomplishing little.
labor. The man meant all right,
but he failed because life-time is too short to do everything. Therefore it is not the part of wisdom for a bod-man not to be lukewarm in any undertaking, but full of zeal and energy, and so to adapt himself to such limited circumstances that his influwill not be entirely wasted by tryence can be felt? Then his life ing to do too much and actually doing nothing.
We ought, therefore, never to be afraid of God's providences when With so much deficiency on they seem to break up our lives and ily health, when gray hairs come crush our hopes, and even to turn upon us, who shall not say that next us away from our chosen paths of to securing a Bible piety, it should usefulness and service. God knows be the aim of all who are truly wise what he wants to do with us, how to do what is possible by study, by he can best use us, and where and observation, and steady self-denial,
(Continued from page 1.) Gleason, Ellen, Indiana.
Goble, Mrs. Harriet, 59 E. North st.
*Hurd, Minnie, 17 S. Thayer st.
Jennings, Mrs. Hattie C.,48 S. Fourth st.
Kelley, O. A., 6 E. Huron st.
Knowlton, Mrs. Mary A.,79 E. Huron st.
Lutz, Mrs. Mary, 71 W. Huron st.
Manz, Mrs. Mary Jacobus, Toledo, O.
Martyn, Mrs. Mary, 5 N. State st.
Noble, Lawrence, 104 S. State st.
Reese, Mrs. M. G., 5 N. State st.
Remington Henry H., 32 N. State.
Stoll, Geo. J., 12 Hill st.
Storms, Mrs. Margaret, 44 Broadway.
Storms, Susan, 44 Broadway.
Storms, Genevieve, 44 Broadway.
Storms, Sadie, 10 Bowery st.
Swarthout, Mrs. Ada, 20 S. Ingalls st.
Strickler, Mrs. E., 17 Elizabeth st.
Vinton, Andrew W., River Road.
Walter, Gustav, 41 W. Jefferson.
*The names marked with an asterisk (*) in the list were added since the October issue of this paper. Subsequent additions will be given in each issue of this paper.
A MEETING is held each Monday evening at the church for Bible study and inquiry work, led by the pastor.
There are in business three things necessary-knowledge, temper and time.-Feltham.
Many delight more in giving of presents than in paying their debts. -Sir F. Sidney.
The certain way to be cheated is to fancy one's self more cunning than others.-Charron.
I would desire for a friend the son who never resisted the tears of
Steele, Mrs. Louise P., Springfield, Mass. his mother.-Lacretelle.