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Church Treasurer's receipts for
Music Committee's receipts not
April 1, 1889, $205.45. Paid to Prof. W. W. Beman, Ch. Treasurer, $210.00.
MISS H. M. SPALDING, Treas. 106.87 WOMAN'S FOREIGN MISSION SOCIETY.
and Jackson in the interest of State
Church and S. S. Benevolent
Woman's Home and Foreign Mis
Receipts for year ending March 31, 1889, $34.50.
2 Total benevolent contributions....
Total contributions for all objects $3645.71
April 1,'88, to April 1,'89.8 30 47
From the Esther concerts..$194 61
To supplies sent missionaries 74 30 Sunday evening collections. $108 31
Whole amount contributed..$104 77
ANNUAL REPORT OF SUNDAY SCHOOL.
No. of officers..
Olney Memorial 136.50
SUMMARY OF CHURCH TREASURER'S
A New Idea.
It has been proposed that for the present year a new plan be adopted for raising the amount of money usually provided by the Ladies' Society. These good ladies, and in particular one or two of them, have given of their time, strength and money; their husbands and immediate friends have aided; entertainments, fairs, and the like have been provided with much effort, and the results have not seemed to justify the sacrifice made by these sisters and the few upon whom the greater part of the burden fell. It is believed that the church, as a whole, S School col. for State S. S. work..$ 39.38 will be glad to try a new plan for Foreign Miss.... 16.41 the coming year. The ladies will, 19.73 at the time of their usual flower fes11.56 tival, the first week in May, instead 16.41 of this invite the membership of the 28.60 church and congregation to come to 34.52 the parlors of the church, bringing 29.00 with them an envelope having the 14.75 name of the giver and enclosing the amount or a pledge of the amount they will give during the year to come for the expenses which the The idea is to give directly thus ladies are accustomed to provide for. what you feel it is worth to you to be relieved of the trouble and expense of the usual fairs, festivals and entertainments of the year. Several of the members have already pledged $5 and $10 each toward the carrying out of this new idea. What THE LADIES' SOCIETY. do you think of it? What will you Received from April 1, 1888, to do toward it?
137 96 66
277 04 A considerable portion of this deficit will be met if subscriptions pledged last June are fully paid up. The report is made for the fifteen months preceding April 1, 1889twelve months receipts at the same rate amount to $2,669.16. The receipts of the church have largely increased over previous years, but the increase in the necessary expenses renders needful the utmost care in the management of the church finances. A little carelessness on the Balance on hand, March 31, 1889, 41.25
part of the subscribers in the payment of their pledges seriously em barasses the treasurer.
For the five benevolent objects...$103.49
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The Father to His Son.
Your life now lies open before you,
You enter its palace to-day, But close not the passage
Should you have to return, as you may.
You cannot remove or recall;
Returning with honor secures.
And not through a hole in the wall.
When effort is honest and just;
But fail with clean hands if you must;
And then, if misfortune befall,
weaning period the baby has his ways cheerful, always active, always own bed as a matter of course. Un- engaged in some labor of love that is til then, an undisputed half of the calculated to promote and distribute maternal couch is a necessity to the enjoyment. There is an old age of embryonic citizen, if he is to grow the heart that is possessed by many into that relative perfection of health who have no suspicion that there is and strength which nature has in- anything old about them, and there tended for him. The human mother is a youth which never grows old, a is the only animal that puts away its lover who is ever a boy, a Psyche young at night, probably because who is ever a girl.
the right kind of reason has not yet
those "wonderful weans" the benefit
We Will Not.
It takes character to say "No." I have a friend who says the first first thing she would teach a boy, if The three Hebrew children said, she had one, would be to say "No." "We will not serve thy gods;" and there they rested. They had noth
Christ in the Home.
ing to do with the results. If the king threw them into the fiery furnace, that was his business; and it was God's business to look after the THE church is threatened by the fire when they were thrown into it. pervasive influence of an intense worldliness. This is a subtle, invis- They simply said, and acted, “No, "No!" ible enemy, spreading itself over the we will not." Dare to say church like a miasmatic mist and We are too apt to think what the chilling the ardor of multitudes, so result will be if we say "No." All SHOULD A CHILD SLEEP ALONE?- that they give half-hearted service, we have to do is to decide what is The maternal physique has some and turn longingly to the pleasures right, and stand by it; and if we subtle, indefinable influence over which they have professedly re- do not do this, we are not worthy young children, a health giving nounced. The church has positively to be called by His name.—Mrs. M. power not at present well under- no weapon against this danger exstood. The new baby is still, in a cept the influence of that Divine certain sense, a part of its mother, Spirit, which can although a separate unit. Its well- this temptation, for which she must being requires close contact with pray.-Presbyterian. her during the greater part of the twenty-four hours. A bed by it- WE LIVE IN DEeds, not Years.self is an injustice to helpless in- A pleasant, cheerful, generous, fancy. It is paterfamilias who charitable-minded woman is never should seek a new resting place, not old. Her heart is as young at sixty the new life yet so frail and inse- or seventy as it was at eighteen or cure. Only those who have tried twenty. They who are old at sixty this natural method can thoroughly or seventy are not made old by time. appreciate its advantages and realize They are made old by the ravages how admirably it insures the happi- of passion and feelings of an unsocial ness of three persons. can be cared for during the night cankered their minds, wrinkled their without exposure or any sudden spirits, and withered their souls. chill. Always warmed and protected They are heartless, dull, cold, inby a loving presence, the little one different; they want the well-spring sleeps long and well. After the of youthful affection, which is al
It is in the private spheres and familiar daily intercourse of life that most of us are called to give this testimony, and to give it by manifesting in this intercourse and in these retiring spheres the Spirit of our Master. What an opportunity
does the family, for example, afford for constant and effective witnessbearing! How a mother may honor Christ in what she says to her childThe child and ungenerous nature which have ren about Ilim, and especially by the manner in which she fulfills her every-day home duties! How a wife may thus testify of Christ to her worldly, unconverted husband!Christian Secretary.
Bits of Precious Ore.
Remember, in Christian life every moment and every act is an opportunity for doing the one thing-of becoming Christlike.
There is many a Christian who feels the irksomeness of the duties of life, and feels his spirit revolting from him. To get up every morning with a firm resolve to find pleasure in those duties, and to do them well, and finish the work which God has given us to do; that is, to drink Christ's cup.
and poisons which destroy spiritual other firm. He was as zealous for
In duty it has been well said:
Real righteousness-what is it?
It is not talent, nor power, nor gifts, that do the work of God, but it is that which lies within the power of the humblest; it is the simple, In one word, it is to surrender to earnest life hid with Christ in God. Goodness is better than happiness; and if pain be the minister of goodness, I can see that it is a proof of love to debar happiness.
Pain and sorrow are mysteries. Inexplicable often is it in our life, why we are afflicted; but sometimes the veil is drawn aside, and we see the reason clearly. In God's counsels sorrow draws out good.
What we want is life, spiritual life, within us, to know in all things the truth of God, and to speak it; to feel in all things the will of God, and do it; and to give us that to impart that Spirit to us, is the mercy and the love of God.
the will of God. The main thing
His Heart in It.
A manufacturer in Philadelphia told to a friend the story of one of his superintendents.
"Twelve years ago a boy applied to me for work. He was employed at low wages. Two days later the awards of premiums were made to manufactories at the centennial exhibition.
of others than before. But if his
EQUAL rights prevail in the Isthmus of Darien, so far as courting is concerned. Either the man or woman may "pop the question." In Ukraine, Poland, the girl always does it. She goes to the house of the man she loves and boldly makes known her sentiments. Should her suit not be successful, she makes it "Passing down Chestnut street awkward for the man by hanging early in the morning, I saw Bob round until it is, or till its hopelessporing over the bulletin board in ness is proved by long delay. The greatest diadem which God front of a newspaper office. Sudhas to bestow upon His selected denly he jerked off his cap with a children of this earth is the crown shout. of thorns. For highest blessedness "What is the matter?' some one whether you are thinking of the there is no preparation without unmaintenance of general health, or of usual trial. Real sorrows make us "We have taken a medal for comfort and competence in your ashamed of imaginary ones; they sheetings!' he exclaimed. age, or of the interest of wife and face us out of ourselves. "Every "I said nothing, but kept my eye children when you may be no more, branch in Me that beareth fruit, He on Bob. The boy who could iden- the provision for your boy, or the purgeth it, that it may bring forth tify himself in two days with my wedding portion of your daughter more fruit." The keen edge of interests would be of use to me-never mind the subject matterGod's pruning-knife cuts clean hereafter.
through. No weak tenderness stops. "His work was to deliver pack-
"NO MATTER what may be the object of your solicitude--be insured;
be insured.-Chas. Dickens.
POVERTY is a much lighter burden His wagon must be to bear than debt. There is nothing In the soil of the heart is found cleaner, his horse better fed, his ignominious about poverty. It may all the nutriment of spiritual life, orders filled more promptly than even serve as a healthy stimulus to and all the nutriment of the weeds those of the men belonging to any great spirits.—Samuel Smiles.
THE UNREST OF A WICKED MAN. "When I lie down, I say, when shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day."-JOB, 7-4.
THE REST OF A GOOD MAN.
"I will both lay me down in peace and sleep, for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety."-PSALM, 4-8.
To some the forgiveness of Christ comes like a sudden wakening, after a night's ride in a sleeping car, into the broad daylight of the morning. The conversion of others is like one awakened early in the morning, and as he lies and waits, the light begins to dawn, and gradually the daylight comes. It may be either way, but THE DAYLIGHT
IS THE SAME.
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