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he apprehended it. He was on the eve of doing something that was very tempting to him.

"No, my son, you musn't do that," said his father.

"Because there is a pair of father's
old shoes on the beam out there, and
I don't like to see them."

“Why, Benny, do you mind the
old shoes any more than you do
father's coat and hat upstairs?"
"Because," said Benny, the tears

The little fellow looked as though he would like to do it in spite of his father's prohibition; but he triumph-filling his blue eyes, "they look as if ed over his inclination and answered they wanted to kick me. resolutely :

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A Child's Faith.

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A young lady (hesitating for a word in describing a rejected suitor): "He is not a tyrant, not exactly domineering, but"-" Dogmatic," suggested her friend. "No, be has not dignity enough for that. I think pupmatic would convey my my meaning admirably."-Chatter. of Bonn, is a very absent-minded Prof. Zwibeer, of the university


“All right, papa, I won't do it." There was no issue there, and the In a public school in New York, a father turned to something else. short time since, on an alarm of fire The boy waited a minute, and then a terrible panic ensued, and many of said in a tone of surprised inquiry: the scholars were injured by rushing "Papa, why don't you tell me, to the doors, and one of the teachers, 'That's a good boy?'" The father accepted the sugges-dow. Among the hundreds of childa young lady, jumped from a wintion, and commended his son accordren with whom the building was ingly. A just recognition of a child's well-doing is a parent's duty; best in the school, who through all crowded was one girl, among the even though the child's well-doing the frightful scene maintained com- boy." ought not to hinge on such a recognition. And, as with little folks, so with larger ones. Just commendation is every one's due. Even our Lord has promised to say, "Well

He was busily engaged in The servant hastily opened the door solving some scientific problem. of his study and announced a great has arrived." family event: "A little stranger "Eh?" "It is a little "Little boy? Well, ask The color, indeed, forsook him what he wants."-Exchange. her cheek, her lips quivered, the Gazley (presenting his card).-“I tears stood in her eyes, but she did represent my friend Mr. Dolley. not move. After order had been You grossly insulted him last done," to every loved one of His been brought back to their places./night, and he demands an apology restored, and all her companions had

who does well.--S S. Times.

A Terrible Memory.


or satisfaction, sir." Tangle—“I the question was asked her how she don't remember insulting anybody." came to sit so still when everybody Gazley-"You told him to go to else was in such a fright. "My father," said she, "is a fireman, and believe I did. So Dolley feels bad Jericho, sir." Tangle-" O, yes, I he told me, if there was an alarm of about it, does he?" Gazley-" Yes, fire in the school I must just sit sir. He demands an apology." Tangle" Well, I don't want any ill feelings between us. You may tell him he needn't go."-Exchange.

Little Benny had been used to seeing a drunken father go in and out of their little cottage. He scarcely remembered anything from still." him but abuse and cruelty, especially to his kind and loving mother. But now he was dead! The green sod had lain on his grave a week or more, but the terrible effects of his conduct were not buried with him. The poor children would start with



When the slave trade flourished in South America, Dr. Sargeant narrates that at a slave market in one the Southern States, at which he was present, a smart, active, colored A kind

a shudder at every uncertain step boy, was put up for sale.
on the walk outside, and at every master, who pitied his condition,
hesitating hand on the latch. On wishing him not to have a cruel

A Portland boy committed some misdemeanor for which he was about to receive punishment at the hand of his mother. The boy begged to be allowed to go to his the child went upstairs to his own room. Permission was granted, and room and closed the door behind

the day mentioned above Benny's owner, went up to him, and said: "If him. The mother followed and mother was getting dinner. I buy you, will you be honest ?" listened outside, after telling him "Will my little son go to the The boy, with a look that baffled he must hurry and come down again wood shed, and get mother a few description, repled: "I will be an receive his punishment. The

sticks to finish boiling the teakettle?"

"I don't like to go to the wood shed, mamma,” said Benny, looking


Why, my son?"

honest whether you buy me or not!"

In all differences consider that both you and your enemy are dropping off, and that ere long your very memories will be extinguished.

boy went to the side of the bed, knelt down, and this was his prayer: "Dear Lord, if you love little boys and want to help me out, now is the time." The prayer was answered.Lewiston Journal.



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Remember, 13 Ann Street.


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J. B. Cady, Paul Snauble, W. F. Bird, C. M. Stark, E. Hodge and A. Tucker.


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The Deacons and W. W. Beman, H. N. Chute the time of the annual assignment of

and Wm. Goodyear.


W. W. Beman, No. 19 S. Fifth St.
John Dowdigan, Asst. Treasurer.


pews is changed from the beginning of the church year to the beginning of the university year. It will take place the afternoon and evening of Friday, the 24th of October. MemSec. and Treas., H. N. Shute, Ass't. Wm. Good bers of the seating committee will be

W. H. Dorrance, Jr., No. 42 S. Ingalls Street.

Superintendent, C. M. Stark; Ass't. A. Tucker;

year; Librarians, E. E. Mains, J. P. Bird; Chorister, J. R. Sage; Pianist, Miss Jennie Bird.


Com. on Membership and Discipline-Pastor, Deacons, S. S. Sup't. and Dr. Haskell.

Finance Com.-Messrs. Beman, Snauble and Chute

Com. on Sittings-Messrs. W. H. Dorrance, Sr.. Dodsley and Goodyear.

Com, on Music-The Trustees.


Snauble, Feiner, Chute, Dodsley,

Goodyear and Dowdigan.

Pres.; Mrs. Sollis, Sec.

Ladies' Foreign Mission Society-Mrs. Carman,
Ladies' Home Mission Society-Mrs. Stevens,

Pres.; Mrs. Doig, Sec.

Ladies' Society-Mrs Goodyear, Sec.

Nowland, Pres.; Mrs.

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on hand from 4 P. M., to arrange the
seating, the determination of the
order of choice being made by lot.
All contributors to the church in
any amount, whatever, are consider-
ed as belonging to the permanent
congregation, and eligible to any
unoccupied sittings. It is hoped
that many students and others will
avail themselves of the privilege of
identifying themselves thus with a
church home.

Fuller explanations will be made
at the Sunday services preceding the
day of assignment, or on application
to the chairman of the seating com-
to the chairman of the seating com-
mittee, Dr. W. H. Dorrance.

Opening of the University Year.

No. 11.

ber there is the usual generous proportion of students from Baptist homes and churches, a large number of new students being added to the returning students of last year. The responsibility of our church for these students is a weighty one, and it desires to be a help to them in every possible way.

Some special endeavor has been made this year to provide students with homes amongst those of their own denomination, especially in the case of young lady students, and it is hoped that the arrangement will be mutually beneficial. The pastor is anxious to complete his list of Baptist students and all who are to be more closely affiliated with our church than any other here. who know of such students are asked to inform him, and the students themselves are asked to make themselves known.

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Our student classes began work with the first Sunday of October in a most encouraging way. Professor Beman has a large class of young men, and Dr. Markley, who comes from Harvard, to teach in the mathematical department of our university, has a large class of young ladies. The class in New Testament Greek, taught by Professor J. G. Pettengill, has made a fine beginIt seemed scarcely possible that ning, and Mrs. A. B. Stevens has a the record of attendance last year select class engaged in the inductive could be maintained this year, 2165 study of Luke, a most interesting students, the largest number ever in and important work for those who attendance at an American universi- can give at least an hour a week to ty was the record, and over 500 were preparation for it. The high school graduated at the close of the year. class is in charge of Mr. A. J. Ladd, But this year opens with a larger himself an alumnus of the high number still. It is too soon to pre-school, and for four years past a dict with accuracy the full attend. superintendent of schools in Illinois. ance of the year, but it is expected Professor Montgomery has taken the to reach 2300 at least. Of this num


Points on Bible Study.


"No scripture reader ought to take any verse away from its connection. There was no merely accidental connection between words or verses in various parts of the Bible, and it was mere foolish child's play to pick out a single word and then find others like it. On the plan of jumbling up words together in that way it might be, as was always true of a box of letters-one could put them together so as to spell any words he pleased. Among the best helps advocated by Dr. Taylor, he classified first those on Biblical literature. He recommended for this end a work entitled "The His

Good sense is one of the excellent

recommended as aids, Paley's 'Horae Whatever there is in our religion
Paulini,' and Blunt's 'Undesigned which we will not, or cannot prac-
Coincidences.' Other praiseworthy tice, let us confess it, and cut it out
works for the same purpose and end of our teaching. This is essential to
were also named. The ready-made the dignity and the wholeness of
preparations on Sunday school les truth.
sons which appeared in the religious
newspapers might be very good in
themselves, but the speaker thought
the best of his Sunday school teach-
er hearers would not rely entirely
upon such helps as these. The heart
would help the head in the study of
the scriptures, and when one became
a true Christian the Bible became
transformed to him.
There was
needed, besides the belps and com-
mentaries, the spiritual illumination
which was shed upon the willing
soul. When one could take up the
work of the favorite author and see

nothing in it that he never saw be
fore, he had outgrown it and would

Thoughts From the "Cornhill

toric Origin of the Bible,' published
by Randolph. In 1egard to the four
gospels he advised Tischendorf's cast it aside for others. But they
work, entitled 'When were Our Gos- could never outgrow the Bible.
pels Written?' Fairbairn, Smith and After twenty or thirty years of a re
Kitto, and Abbott's splendid work, ligious life its glories seemed so
recently published by the Harpers, much more full than when its verses
were also recommended by the and chapters and books were first
speaker. With regard to the setting read. One need never expect to
and frame-work of the books of the pick up the Bible and understand
Bible, he advised the perusal of the whole truth at a single, or even
'Sinai and Palestine,' by Dean Stan- a limited reading. They were to
ley, The Land and the Book,' by hear, read, mark and inwardly digest
Dr. William Thomson, and others. the scriptures before they might
A concordance was also very desira- ever adequately understand them."
ble in the study of the Bible, and
the unabridged Cruden's was men-
tioned most favorably. This and its
judicious use would prepare the
reader for consultation of the com-
mentary. He favored for the study
of the Pentateuch and Old Testa-
ment, 'The Speaker's Commentary,'
as a book for the times. For the
New Testament study he recom-
mended the exposition or commen-
tary, called 'Ellicott's.' These helps,
however, he thought mainly valua-
ble for the head, and rarely reached
the heart. For the latter he must
send his hearers back to the jewe's
of wisdom of good old Matthew
Henry. For the study of the little
nooks and by-ways of the Bible he


The word "chance" is an evil word. The great Christian writer, St. Augustine, having used it frequently in his earlier writings, afterwards expressed his regret that he had ever done so, giving thereby an instance that as men advance in Christian faith, they advance also in that true courage which can make, if need be, an honest retraction of error.

We may admit that pantheism has its noble side, and that a disposition to recognize the Divine element in all nature is not a religious sentiment to be too severely condemned.

qualities to which we are scarcely inclined to do justice at the present day; it is the guide of a time of equilibrium, stirred by no vehement gales of passions, and we lose sight of it just when it might give us some useful advice.

Original work requires enthusiasm. If all the original work done by men under forty-five were annihilated, the world would be reduced to barbarism. Men are at the best at that time, when enthusiasm and experience are most evenly balanced; this period is, on the average, from thirty-eight to forty.

Let nothing deprive us of our sleep. Early to bed and early to rise makes the modern toiler healthy and wise. The problem for the future is to work hard, and, at the same time, to take it easy.

The more we

have to do, the more we should sleep. Let it never be forgotten that death in the aged is more frequently a slow process than an event. A man may begin to die ten or fifteen years before he is buried.

Standing aside and looking at life as it is, broadly, the elemental humanity underlying class distinction comes out quite apart from, and higher than, station. It is no longer master and servant, squire and peasant, but men; and we judge of the wrongs done by the one and suffered by the other from the point of view of eter nal justice, not expediency; but if any among us talk of our duty to our workers, of their need for more leisure, higher wages, a better education, we are met by the cant of spoiling them, of raising them above their station, and of the mournful. onlook of a general strike against hard work of any kind. As if strong men must not always put out their

strength, and if the work of the world must not be done; as if, too, men are what they are only by laws, and laws not the expression of men. To treat the working class as human beings with souls and minds is not to make them into lapdogs; and to apportion the work more fairly among those who have it to do, is not to say it is not to be done at all. To increase the number of workers is not to diminish the sum performed, though each individual would do less than now; but this theory of the duty owing to the worker is as yet foolishness and a stumbling-block, and we see no signs of any very near change.

must decide for himself which; but
no honest man can retain both-
unless he has found out that he can
serve truly both God and Mammon
in a breath. Christ said he could


Such is the wonderful power of human sympathy, that the discovery even of the existence of a soul capable of understanding our inner life, often operates as a perfect charm. Every thought, and feeling, and aspiration carries with it a new val ue, from the interwoven consciousness that attends it of the worth it would bear to that other mind; so that while that person lives, our existence is doubled in value, even though oceans divide us.

The growth of the mind is often accompanied by an apparent loss of Health is no more a thing of rules power in particular respects; and or systems than life is, or joy, or that this fact is exceedingly important, highest thing which exists on earth, especially to all who desire to esti- the goodness of a true Christian mate the condition of their own man, flowing warm from his heart, mind. The mental phenomenon effortless and unconscious. No man called (not very correctly) absence is truly happy who is thinking of of mind, is often regarded as a proof his happiness, so no man is truly of failing powers. But it often, if healthy who is thinking about his not generally, accompanies the in- health. Happiness, goodness, health, crease of mental power. Newton all are of one kin; all consist in the displayed absence of mind much full outpouring and interflowing of more frequently and to a much more our life with that which is around marked degree, when his powers us. One word might almost define were at their highest than in his them all, and that word is-symyouth. pathy.

Surely, truth is the greatest of all

things, and men who respect them

Milton tells us:



A fashionable woman
In a fashionable pew;
A fashionable bonnet
Of a fashionable hue;
A fashionable mantle
And a fashionable gown;
A fashionable Christian
In a fashionable town;
A fashionable prayer book
And a fashionable choir;
A fashionable chapel

With a fashionable spire;
A fashionable preacher
With a fashionable speech;
A fashionable sermon

With a fashionable reach;
A fashionable welcome
At the fashionable door;
A fashionable penny

For the fashionable poor;
A fashionable heaven
And a fashionable hell;
A fashionable Bible
For this fashionable belle;
A fashionable kneeling
And a fashionable nod;
A fashionable everything,
But no fashionable God.

-Merchant Traveller.

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forget how truly every good and perfect gift comes from without, and from above, because no pause in her

the sad lessons of deprivation.Henry Drummond.

selves should either live by the law But such as are good men can give good changeless beneficence teaches us they profess, or cast away as un- things. sound dogmas which the society to This is the form of eloquence which which they voluntarily adhere re- best agrees with our national taste. fuses to embody. Truth, pure It is grave and solemn, as becomes a The most curious part of selfishand logical, should be the line on theme so sacred. It is impressive ness is its absolute unconsciousness, which each man should order his life, and effective because the language so that you might as well try to that nothing should overcome his is felt to be from the speaker's heart make a statue aware of its defects determination to harmonize his the utterance not of what he as selfishness to recognize itself.thoughts and actions; and that the thinks to be brilliant, but what he Mrs. Lynn Linton-Through the sincerity of life is greater than the knows to be true. This is a gem Long Night. maintenance of either dogma or without price, and a gem that none A man may love a woman who social arrangements, when dog- can counterfeit. The world-even has sinned, but few men love women ma or social arrangements are in- the worldly-can tell the difference. who sin for their sake, even though consistent with sincerity. One The imitation may be good, but an that sin be of their own compassing. or the other ought to go, if unerring instinct tells them it is imi--Maxwell Gray-The Silence of both are impossible. Each man tation.

Dean Maitland.

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