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We believe with this lecturer that

"To Daniel Webster, of the

"What a blunder! I thought it was that fellow Webster who made dictionary and nearly ruined the

Then the great Chancellor quick

EXPLANATION is made of the

A New England friend sends us will. Take a child that is full of rude to?" a lecture, recently delivered in Bos- life and mischief, daring to the ton, on the subject of training verge of ruin, thoughtless as the Senate of the United States." children, and we always read with wind and a little stubborn in the interest all that comes under our bargain. Kisses will not always do eye upon a matter of so much im- the work with such a child. Its a portance. Much is written upon memory is largely at fault, as it is English language." child-training, and we presume that the fault of every child. It rushes it would not be far out of the way headlong into mischief and danger ly hunted up the American SenaThat memory tor, and having other tastes in comto say that those who never had the without thought. training of a child are just as free must have a tonic. There must be mon besides law and politics, they to write about it as those who have. something emphatic in connection made a royal night of it. It is a subject of varied ramifica- with the act forbidden that will tions. It is one about which no always be associated with the comprehensive rules can be laid thought of repeating it. That the right difference between what are down, for children differ and cir- emphasis is to be given with the known as white frosts and black cumstances differ. The proper lash we do not say. In fact we do frosts as follows: The information is timely and will interest many training of a child is not within the not believe in striking a child, scope of possibility with many parunder any circumstances, hard people who have not given any ents. It is an intricate work. It enough to do the slightest harm. particular attention to the matter: -Dew is deposited on calm, clear requires excellent judgment, great patience, clear discrimination, a a great strong man who welts the nights, but is not deposited in superior executive ability, firmness, soft flesh of a child ought to be cloudy or windy weather. When kindness, a very fine sense of jus- sent to the penitentiary. Indeed the temperature is below 32 degrees on a night favorable to the forma tice and a large degree of courage. we would tie him to a whipping In view of that, it is a matter of post. But notwithstanding there tion of dew, the dew is frozen and little wonder that there is so much is often need of a treatment which white or hoar frost is produced. mismanagement of children. When the temperature falls to the seems to the child anything but the The only same point on a night not favorable and women possessed of such ad- promptings of love. mirably balanced endowments as general rule that we can lay down to the formation of dew, the moisture within the plant may be frozen are mentioned, are few and far be- for the training of the child is this: Be absolutely just wherever the without any deposit of frost appeartween; and it is just as much a ing on the outside. This is what is natural gift to manage a child prorule may lead.- Western Rural. known as black frost. The formaperly as it is to be a poet, and he is WHEN Mr. Webster visited Eng-tion of black frost does not require said to be born and not made. land, after he had attained fame a temperature lower than that reAnd then a parent that can success- enough to precede him, an English quired for the formation of hoar gentleman took him one day to see frost, although the state of the Lord Brougham. That eminent atmosphere makes the cold more Briton received our Daniel with severly felt. such coolness that he was glad to get away and back to his rooms. The friend who had taken him at once returned to Lord Brougham in haste and anger.


fully train one child will fail with another, and so, do the best we can, the whole matter of child-training is one of great uncertainty where fathers and mothers are taken as a class and children are taken as a class.

It is oftener the case that the course to pursue is uncertain than "My lord, how could you beit is that it is plain. There are have with such unseemly rudeness times when punishment must be and discourtesy to so great a lawinflicted. It is the sheerest folly to yer and statesinan? It was insult say that love and patience willing to him, and has filled me with always do the work, and no one mortification."

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Ir thou lean upon the promises of God themselves, and not upon Jesus Christ in them, all will come * Whence is it to nothing* that so many souls bring a promise to the throne of grace, and carry so little away from it? They lean upon the promises without leaning on Christ in the promise.- Yeate.

Look for something to love and

with a wide experience in handling "Why, what on earth have I you will see less to hate.


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Recent Religious Interest.

A number of 15 minute meet

ings have been held at the close of the Sunday evening service with valuable results. The first, held December 23, resulted in the conversion of a young man and a young lady, both of whom were visiting

their relatives in Ann Arbor dur

ing meeting was an occasion for of divine appointment, as well as
bringing special cases before the the ordinances themselves.
5. The right of each member of
meeting for prayer, and the Friday
evening meeting was devoted to the church to a voice in its govern-
prayer for students. An especially ment and discipline.
gratifying incident of the month's 6. Each church, while holding
untary profession of conversion on solely responsible to Christ.
religious interest has been the vol- fellowship with other churches,
the part of a manly student of the

7. The freedom of the individual junior class (literary department), conscience and the total independing the hot days. The young man, of the university, who expects ence of church and state. whose parents reside here, was baptized the following Sunday Let each Baptist commit these following Sunday promptly to follow Christ in baptism. This case, with a similar points to memory, or keep them at evening. The young lady, a sister of one of our deacons, was obliged one in. September, afford positive hand, for the enlightenment of those to leave Ann Arbor during the proof that spiritual influences are at who have wrong conceptions of our work in the university. position. week following her conversion but went with the promise of making

immediate confession of Christ in the place to which she went.

In each of the following meetings there were special cases of religious interest. During the week of prayer, union meetings were held each afternoon as follows:

toward God's work in Ann Arbor
Friend, what is your attitude
this winter? Are you right your-
self? Are you trying to get any
one else right?

What Baptists Believe.
It is surprising to find intelligent
Monday, at the Congregational people whose only idea of the dis-
Church. Subject, "Thanksgiving tinctive belief of Baptists is that
and Confession."
Tuesday, at the
Church. Subject,


and the Home."

we believe only those who have

Program of H. M. Meeting. (Saturday, Jan. 19th, 1889.)

Call to Order and Prayer. Responsive Scripture ReadingPsalm 87-Verses 1-7 to be especially dwelt upon.


Missionary Promises.

Romanism; its rise and growth,

by Mrs. Carman.

Some differences between Ro

Methodist been immersed are Christians or manism and Protestanism, by Mrs. "The Holy will be saved. They persist in Chapin. Baptist holding this idea of Baptists, in

at the

Recuperative measures of Ro

Our Woman's Mission Circle.

Church. Subject, "The Church spite of the fact that no regular manism, and the Order of Jesuits,
Baptist church in the world teaches by Mrs. Stevens.
Thursday, at the Presbyterian or believes thus.
Church. Subject, "Reforms."
Friday, at Hobart Hall (Episco-
palian). Subject, "Missions."
Saturday, at the Baptist Church.
A Children's meeting.

A meeting was held by our own church each evening of the week of prayer, and each of these meetings were marked by special interest and the presence of those inquiring the way of life. The subjects of these meetings were arranged with specific reference to the present work of

Theology, which is probably the
We copy here from Dr. Strong's
most able exposition of Baptist views
of doctrine and practice a brief
statement summarizing the laws of
Christ in accordance with which
Baptist churches are constituted.

At the Woman's Mission Circle on Dec. 15, an interesting article

entitled, "Stanley and Emin Bey," was read. It referred hopefully to the long silence of the former, and described the exalted character and great usefulness of Emin Bey in Equatorial Africa.

1. The sufficiency and sole authority of Scripture as the rule A leaflet, "Mothers and Homes both of doctrine and polity. in Africa," was also read, awaken2. Credible evidence of regenera-ing the inquiry, "Lord, what wilt tion and conversion as prerequisite Thou have the favored Christian

the church. The Monday evening to church membership.
meeting was a young people's meet- 3. Immersion only, as answering
ing; the Tuesday evening meeting to Christ's command of baptism,
an occasion for renewed consecre- and to the symbolic meaning of the
tion; the Wednesday evening meet- ordinance.
ing was devoted to prayer for this
winter's work; the Thursday even-

4. The order of the ordinance. Baptism and the Lord's Supper, as

women of America do to Christian

ize and elevate the mothers and daughters of the dismal kraals of

the dark continent?"

Look for something to love and you will see less to hate.

Sunday in the Home.

did when they first joined the

In many families, the problems church-which is another way of

Pure Motives.

The enjoyment of pure motive

direct ratio as planning and work are from self. On the other hand, as self rises in thought or effort,

of the other six days in the week saying, 'We must be better Christ- and of high impulses increases in a sink into utter insignificance when ians ourselves." "The Sabbath seems to be the compared with that ever-recurring natural time for Bible study at and seldom-answered question, "What shall we do with the child- home. By this is not meant setren on Sunday?" Perhaps the old tling a dispute between two child-pleasure ceases, and work becomes ways of keeping holy the Sabbath ren, sending one upstairs to learn that of the drudge and not that of him who finds harmony in the day were too strict, perhaps the the first Psalm, and seating the whirl of machinery, melody in the other on a cricket by your side to vibrations after the stroke of the new ways are too lax,-there are I don't count for much beside the rule will apply, but the broad prin the spinning of the lathe, or gransledge upon the anvil, beauty in any amount of perhapses, but they study the Beatitudes. undoubted fact that, in most homes, ciple can be held up that God's day deur in the powerful motion of the is the fitting time for the study of God's Word."

Sunday is an unsatisfactory day for both parents and children. Some excellent words by Elizabeth M. Rowland, in the Congregationalist, bear on this subject:

We teach the baby :

I must not work, I must not play,
Upon God's holy Sabbath day,

No exact

engine. The first man works either because Nature will not bring to his hand the necessaries of life, or because God has given all the law that man must live by the sweat of his brow. He arises in the morning like a laggard, breakfasts upon the sour bread of duty, like a snail drags himself to his studies not to inwork, and

"It is behind the times to plead for the old-fashioned habit of 'comIn mitting to memory?' the Sunday Schools of thirty or forty years ago we said our verses and that was all. Our lessons are more interesting now-a-days, our classes better taught, but what do our crease to the extent of his skill scholars carry away? Again, not the products of effort, but rather seeks to measure results by the prosto know any of our standard hymns pect of immediate returns. His life is to be deficient in religious edu is one long struggle with the world cation. Most children sing a little, which he forces himself to think and since singing is the only ac- owes him something, while in fact child understands the word. No complishment we take to heaven,' it owes him nothing. He jostles child wants to rest on Sunday. By we ought to encourage it more on each passer-by, and at last ends as the time he is through a late break-earth. he began-in dust. His memory fast he is rested to death, and is not fragrant, and the recollection of him soon passes away.

and then tell the growing child to go to church and study the Bible the hardest kind of work-and forbid it to do such things as go to walk, or even to plant a few beans in the backyard-not play, as the

"The children will study every wants to begin living again. Now Sunday more willingly if too much what shall the parent do?

"Take the little ones to church, so young and so constantly that the habit will be second nature. Suppose they are restless, there are worse states.

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is not required at a time. They It is not so in the life of a man are restless and fond of variety, whose efforts are put forth in a and mustn't be expected to be so great degree for others. He is not much better students than their thinking of himself or of present parents. returns, but is casting his thought "As to amusements on Sunday, to days to come and for those perhaps allow some and ignore whose lives are blended with his Suppose they get others. We have Bible precedent own. It may be he works for tired; let them sleep-their fathers for this: And the times of this those bound to him by a common often do. As they get older, accept ignorance God winked at.' For parent, or for the wife of his heart, no excuse that would not keep little ones to play going to church' the mother of his children, or for them from a picnic or a Christinas with dolls and blocks dosen't offend those children, or indeed, for all at some of us. No father would ex- once. The more his effort and tree, and encourage them to be regpect a boy to water the horse or thought are devoted to these the ular at the evening service also. feed the chickens on Sunday in more capable he becomes of doing Don't delay buying the needed less than an hour. After all, before greater and better things, and of boots, and if the new dress isn't we put an unnatural repression on enjoying with a keener relish the done, put on an old one. To be mere youthful, animal spirits in benefits and pleasures of life. He sure, this would oblige the parents children, let us remember that there sees the true, the beautiful and the sure, this would oblige the parents is a distinct promise that the 'streets good of his own life reflected in the themselves to go in all weathers, of the city shall be full of boys lives of those who are the partakers whether the wardrobe pleased or and girls, playing,' in the Sabbath of his bounty and the sharers of his the minister interested, just as they fullness of the New Jerusalem.” joys and rewards.



A man can build a mansion,
And furnish it throughout;
A man can build a palace,

With lofty walls and stout;
A man can build a temple,

With high and spacious dome, But no man in the world can build That precious thing called home;

So 'tis a happy faculty

Of women, far and wide,

To turn a cot or palace,

Into something else beside.

Where brothers, Sons and husbands, tired,
With willing footsteps come;

A place of rest, where love abounds,
A perfect Kingdom, home.

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About Housekeeping.

range of their ideas circumscribed, on one side than the other. Then, till they lost their relish for con- you see, we would put a weak bulversation, or pursuits unconnected lock in alongside of a strong bulwith their daily routine.


lock, and the light end would come on the weak bullock, because the stronger one had the heavy part of it on his shoulder."

find rest to your soul.

That result should be guarded against. A woman should try to keep her mind open and active by proper reading and improving so- Then his face, lit up as he said: ciety, if she would be a whole "That is why the yoke is easy and woman. She must not let any of the burden is light; because the her faculties become dull by mis- Lord's yoke is made after the same She should know not only pattern, and the heavy end is upon how to minister to the physical His shoulder." So shall ye comfort of others, but her sympa thies should be cultivated, that she may soothe in sorrow; her underA woman who presides well standing enlightened, that she may over a household, and keeps all its counsel and guide, and her taste machinery in order, moral as well and imagination refined, that she as material, performs an important may beautify and adorn life. part in life. To do this calls for the exercise of qualities of the highest order. A woman who does this is a genius, and is more worthy to bear trophies, and have her tion with a sermon of his on Christ's brows wreathed with laurels, than invitation to the weary and heavy the General who is successful on laden.

Why the Yoke is Easy.

Mark Guy Pearse tells us of an incident which occurred in connec

the battle-field, or one who writes. I had finished my sermon, when
words of burning eloquence. The a good man came to me and said:
most homely detail of this matter, "I wish I had known what you
if it has a use, if it furthers hu- were going to preach about. I could
man happiness and improvement, have told you something."
has a beauty, and a glory. Yet, "Well, my friend," I said, "it is
how many think these things, even very good of you. May I not have
the supervision of them, beneath it still?"
them! Still there is danger of a
woman's mind becoming too much
absorbed in the trivial details of
housekeeping; danger for those
who take upon themselves house-
hold duties getting into a habit of
being constantly "careful and
troubled about many things" till
the mind becomes petty and nar-



"Do you know why his yoke light, sir? If not, I think I can tell you."

"Well, because the good Lord helps us to carry it, I suppose."

"No, sir," he explained, shaking his head; "I think I know better than that. You see, when I was a boy at home I used to drive the oxen in my father's yoke. And the I have known many women of yoke was never made to balance, sir, fine natural qualities who might, if as you said." (I had referred to they had guarded against this be- the Greek word. But how much littling influence, not only have better it was to know the real been good housekeepers, but something.)

The synod of the Presbyterian church of New Jersey at a late attendance at church services and meeting reports a large increase in in the various benevolent enterprises, but deprecates the decline of family prayer through the territory of the synod. Alas! the hurried methods of modern life are inimi

cal to family prayer. At first it becomes irregular; finally is reduced to Sunday, and then passes away entirely. Yet twenty verses of the Scriptures can be read distinctly in three minutes, a prayer taking three minutes, followed by the repetition of the Lord's prayer, the whole ser vice concluded in less than ten minutes, can be given where the heart to do it exists. However much the increase in attendance of

church services, there will be little growth in the absence of family religion.

If you ask me that old question, Why are good men tried as by fire. their property destroyed, their homes broken up, their good names befouled, their bodies racked by disease? I cannot tell if yon will not look beyond this life to the spiritual and eternal. For, if this life be all, the very least that we could ask of God would be that He ceived its reward here, and wickedshould see to it that goodness reness its doom likewise. But we do find an answer when the Bible tells us, Your life consisteth not of the abundance of the things which you Christ in God. The favor of the possess. Your life is hid with

Lord is better than life, and His

thing more, had not their minds be- He went on triumphantly: "Fath-loving kindness than all riches.come gradually narrowed, and the er's yokes were always made heavier Rev. J. H. Ecob.

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