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love and care. On every hand are eviIN MEMORY OF ELDER ROBERT M. WAGAN. dences of his ability to scatter blessings in

the pathway of those under his charge. Self

was ignored, and selfish interests and selfish “ HIE crossed in the starlight gray and cold,

motives found no place in his noble soul. And the pale mists hid him from mortal view." Each year was a well rounded period in a life Onward the boatman came, regardless of well spent. our prayers and entreaties, regardless of our Farewell brother, though'our cup of afflicceaseless watching and thoughtful care, and tion is brimming over. Rest beneath the quickly transferred our brother across the shadow of the Tree of Life and we will toil dark river to the other shore. Up the shin- encouraged by thy bright example and beauing way he went to the golden gate, and tiful life of entire consecration. Safe beyond passed in with a glad welcome from myriad the rolling tide-safe from mortal sufferingvoices of those who had long claimed him as safe from temptation-safe from the power of a kindred spirit and co-worker in the cause sin—safe in the companionship of angelic of purity, truth and humanity. Hand clasped guides who will minister to thy every needhand, as brother met brother, in that sphere safe in thy Father's house of many manof fraternal love, where temptation and sin sions-safe in a home of perfect purity and are not permitted to enter.

love, we will leave thee. With sorrowing In early life, a guiding hand from this spir- hearts we must say farewell,—dear brother, it sphere, turned the thoughts, feelings and farewell. spiritual aspirations of our departed brother; Mt. Lebanon, N. Y. away from the inharmonies of earth life, away from the strifes and ambitions of a merely worldly existence, to the cause which

ANGEL ADMONITIONS. he so heartily espoused, and for which he so long and faithfully labored. As a child he was Be true thyself, if thou wouldst teach tractable and teachable, as a youth he was The striving ones to love thee; kind, courteous, loving and obedient; as a Be true, thy gentle words shall reach man, his noble qualities of head and heart The heavenly realms above thee. were manifest in all that he said and did.

For angels pause to catch the sound Abroad he always showed himself the true Of words so blest and tender, christian gentleman. In business with the And bear the news to earth around, children of this world, he was prompt and Christ reigns in regal splendor.-L.H. decided, and honest to the last farthing, yet Canterbury, N. H. friendly and affable. At home we had reason to bless him every hour. To the chil

* CLEANSE first that which is within the cup dren and youth he was a kind, tender, loving and platter, that the outside may be clean albrother, never too tired, or too hurried or

so.” The words we speak, and the acts we worried to say a pleasant word, or present perform are as the contents of the cup and some little token of appreciation, that was

platter, if they are free from selfishness and helpful and encouraging. To the aged he all that pertains to the world, that world to was particularly deferential and respectful, which Christ referred when he said, “I am looking after their interests, anticipating not of this world,” our characters which may their wants, and ever striving to make them be likened to the outside of the platter will feel that they were a blessing. In temporal inevitably be without reproach.-E. A. S. things we leaned on him as on a staff that could never fail us. As a leader we were sure he would never lead us astray. As a

Good resolutions are an honor to every

heart that forms them. But that honor takes teacher we had implicit confidence in the

to itself a new luster, and that heart is noble truths he taught. As a brother the best bestill, when the resolutions are not broken. loved. All about us lie tokens of his tender - The Guardian.

Though thy sun may for a season cease to shine."



1. Brother, is life's morn - ing clouded, Has the sun-light ceased to shine, 2. Brother, all things round are calling, Call-ing with u

nit ed voice, 3. He from His high throne in heaven, Watches ev - ery step

you take,


thy lot


Is the earth in dark-ness shrouded, Wouldst thou at
Tho' the wrongs of earth are gall - ing, They must lose their strength ere
will see

each fet
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pine? Cheer up, Brother, let thy vision Look a bove, see! light is

dark delong. Yea, my Brother, tho’ life's troubles Drive thee near make. Cheer up, Brother, He has power Το

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Books and Papers.



mortal life is inspired are but as buds which will bear beneficent fruit for us in the immor

tal life that is to be. We pray that we may HERALD OF HEALTH. Dec. This number con.

believe in the immortal life-that we may astains an extended list of articles on Health which is well worth the perusal by those who love long life

pire after it, and yearn for it, with an unconand happy days. The drinking of hot water as a querable yearning-not because we would remedy for the many diseases that afflict the human lead therein a life of slothful ease, but befamily is fully illustrated in the several rules that

cause, in toil and in endeavor, in self-sacrifice are given tor its use. The department which contains "Studies in Hygiene for women" has also ar.

and in devoted love, we would become all ticles of real valuc. The work for 1884 will be en. that which immortal life, and immortal life larged by eight additional pages. M. L. Holbrook, only, will enable us to realize. But O Father M. D. Publisher, 13 & 15 Laight St. N. Y. $1.00 a

and Mother! even here, while “the muddy year.

vesture of decay doth grossly close us in,” (A first class monthly Magazine.] PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL and

may we be supremely content to serve a glad

SCIENCE HEALTH. Dec. Contents : Prof. Nicholas Joly, the apprenticeship to that toil and endeavor, to eminent French Naturalist : Foot prints in the An. that self-sacrifice and that devoted love. So cient Sand-stone, Illustrated; The Trance; Mon.

will eternal life begin in us, and thy kingdom signor T. J. Capel, with portrait; Grand-mothers;

come in us, and thy will be done in us, even King Cetewayo, with portrait; Investments which pay; General observations on Amativeness; The

as the eternal life has already commenced for, first gun for Peace; Slaves of Fashion; Genesis of and thy kingdom already come to, and thy Alcohol; Diet of the Chinese, also Notes in Science

will already done by, those supremely beatiand Agriculture; Answers to Correspondents, etc.,

fied spirits who are nearest to Thee because Fowler & Wells, Pub., 753 Broadway, N. Y. $2.00 a year.

they stoop the lowest to those of thy children, A Famous Galaxy.

who, even in the immortal life, are yet sad PEOPLE who "lelight in beautiful and good books

and sorrowful. Amen and amen |--Inspirawill be astonished when they see, if they have not tion of Rev. James K. Applebee in Boston already seen, the annoucements of the “Caxton Il- Commonwealth. lustrated" and other editions of standard authors, issued this season. The typography, and all mechanical qualities of printing and binding are simply

Deaths. superb, and the prices a veritable marvel, to the oldtime book-buyer. The listat Sudes the works, com

Mary R. Dow, Nov. 10, 1883, at Enfield, plete, of Dickens, 15 volumus, reduced in price from $22.50 to $9 net; Thackeray's, from $16.50 to $6.75;

N. H. Age, 83 yrs. 4 mo. and 23 days. George Eliot's, from $12 to $3.75; Washington Irv. Mary Ann Emerson, Nov. 24, 1883, at ing's Works, from $20 to $4; Scott's Waverley Nov.

North Family, Enfield, N. H. Age 63 yrs. els, froin $30 to $7.50; Hawthorne's Works, from

10 mo. and 16 days. $21 to $6.50; J. Fennimore Cooper's, from $32 to

(See page 21.) $12.50; Bulwer's, from $31.25 to $8.50; Wm. Abigail Shaw, Nov. 27, 1883, at West Black's, from $15 to $4; De Quincey's, from $18 to

Gloucester, Me. Age 77 yrs. 7 mo. and 20 $6.50. The publisher sends them to any one for ex. amination before requiring any payment, on reason.

days. able evidence of good faith, and will send a 100-page Robert M. Wagan, Nov. 29, 1883, at South catalogue of these and other works free upon appli. family, Mt Lebanon, N. Y. Age 50 yrs. 6 cation. John B. Alden, Publisher, 18 Vesey St.,

mo. and 5 days. In him we have lost a New York,

dearly beloved leader.-A. E. C. (See A SIGNIFICANT PRAYER.

page 22.) We know that thou art the Infinite love- Amanda Olmstead, Dec. 10, 1883, at Unthe healer and not the destroyer of all thy ion Village, Ohio. Age 77 yrs. 4 mo. and people--the Father who pitieth his children 19 days. more than a human father ever yet pitied-- She has been a faithful member for 60 yrs. yea, the Mother, who comforteth all thy little living a pure virgin life and devoted to comones more than a human mother ever yet sion and zealously supported the cause of

munity interests. She honored her profescomforted the children of her travail—and the Gospel and has now gone to a happy so we know that the hopes with which this home in the better Land.-0. C. H.

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Ships, heavily laden with all kinds of merchandise go out upon the seas, to bear

to other lands the products of our own As far as our knowledge extends, and in return, bring from other ports to there has never been a time in the his- our shores fruits and fabrics from soils, tory of the American Nation, when and climates, in distant lands. Many there was greater prosperity in differ- of these staunch vessels are unable to ent departments pertaining to its ma- cope with the fierce winds, and go down terial wealth, or its educational advance- beneath the billowy waves which rise ment, than the present. Science con- mountain high, and are seen tinues to reveal new modes of agricult. Still, others continue to plough the great ure and machines are invented to meet deep, and press


from the growing, expanding ideas which are port to port. requisite to carry the new methods into Fires and floods, devastate the lands, practical operation, which with the com- and yearly consume a large amount of biped skill and energetic labor of the til- the nation's wealth, as 1883 has proved lers of the soil, the land is made to in a marked degree; but as an off-set, yield a rich and bounteous supply of the population is increased by emigracereals, fruits and vegetables, for home tion from other countries, and large consumption, and to contribute in con- tracts of land hitherto untilled, siderable degree to the demands of for- brought under the plow and worked by eigu markets.

those who emigrate to America from


isles beyond the seas, to find a home and they feel are rapidly drawing near, and take shelter under her national flag. are casting their shadows before, actual

Why repeat these facts so often told, ly transpire. and so apparent to all, that they who As a general rule, the majority of run may read and easily understand ? those who profess to want something Our reason for so doing, is to show that better than what they now possess, do with all the accumulated material wealth not want to give an equivalent to obtain and financial prosperity, there still ex-it. Like one class of the ancient Jews, ists a restless unsatisfied condition of who were looking for the long promised mind and feeling, in all ranks of society; Messiah ; they expected a prince in which go to prove that there are soul pomp and regal splendor to come and eswants and needs, that earthly material tablish a throne and kingdom, and sway things can never supply. Hence we find the scepter of power, and strengthen the in all ranks of society, an anxious ex- then existing hierarchy, and upbuild the pectancy, looking for some new thing aristocracy of that day. They were to transpire that will bring change and greatly disappointed; so much so, that fill an aching void in the chambers of only a few were prepared to receive the the soul, and feed the immortal part. Anointed Nazarene, the medium of the

Pulpit orations from the clergy, it Christ Spirit, who came to them in an matters not how eloquent they may be, unostentatious manner, and they did not or how pleasantly their words may fall recognize him, nor understand his misupon the ears of the hearers—fail to sion. Thus it is, and will be with the touch their hearts. The Bible has been major part of those who at the present used as a text-book by many thousands time are hungering for soul food; they of professed ministers of the gospel, for desire it, but are not willing to sell all, a long period of time, until nearly every or even a part of their worldly gains to verse has been repeated over, and over obtain it. The selfish, case-loving, again and turned, and twisted, and ex- pleasure-seeking multitude, cries, "give, plained, until it has become as sounding give! but do not take from us our earthbrass and tinkling cymbals : for priests ly treasures that we love so dearly!” and people, by lack of true charity, or Jesus, without doubt, was educated practical love to God and to their neigh- with the Essenes of his time, who were bor, under the guidance of Christian numerous in Palestine and Syria, and faith, fail of ministering or receiving were practically progressed and virtueven a spark of living inspiration from ous. Philo said of them, “ They do not the Source of divine light.

sacrifice animals ; do not hoard up richThousands at the present time, are es for themselves; yet they regard themlooking and waiting for some sudden selves the richest of mankind; because revulsion in the spiritual elements, that contentment of mind is riches. No shall bring about a better state of things war implements are found among them; and are hopeful and joyful in the antici- neither slaves nor slave owners; they pation. Others fear lest a sacrifice of hold that virtue and freedom belong tosome of their dearest earthly idols may gether.” Their trinity is, “Love of God, be called for, if coming events which love of virtue and love of mankind.”

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