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the sanctuary of their redemption, the good travel in Zion's pathway ought to soil is still needy of the ploughman, the enable a soul to leave behind all anisower, and the culturist.

mosities, hard feelings, trials with Zion's Though, to the vision of some pro- discipline, buffetings of Satan, and all fessing the Christian character the pole sin, in something less than an huudred star dimly shines, the clouds of Zion's thousand years, and even less than an horizon hang low, and the rays of the hundred, with the thousand thrown off! sun of inspiration seem enveloped in a But, dear Elder Abraham, I set out haze of gloom, yet, to the spiritual aer- to write a fraternal letter, but, what onaut, soaring above the gloomy mists room have I left for fraternal greetings? of earth, attached to his balloon of spir- Ah, my mind is out on the periphery of itual perception, in his parachute of the great wheel of human progress ! faith, and borne up above earthly condi- Let me gravitate to affection's centre ; tions into the atmosphere of God's love, to love's secluded chambers, the abodes power, and purposes of will the sun is of Zion's true children who are pure in shining, above the clouds of gloom ; heart, and separate from sin and sincers. and, he sees the car of progress in the Here, my dear elderly brother, let us great arena of humau action, rolling on quaff, for a season, the wine of gladness to a better and brighter destiny. that we were early caught in the gospel

Inquiry into, and investigation of net, and, added thereunto, have found it principles will ultimate in heavenward profitable to be dressed for the Master's resolution for the human race, as a whole use ; not only to be beheaded and scaled, though, among the millions of voyagers but emboweled, and, have attained some many run off on a side track, into the degree of comeliness in the form of a sloughs of deception, folly and sin ; and, New Creature" in the Kingdom of like a tar and feathered criminal, they have Christ. And, thus can sing some of the to endure much greasing, soaping and songs of the New Jerusalem, never scrubbing, before being able to get on to learned by Moses, while on the earthly the right track of heavenly progression, plane. and resume the journey out of loss Come, Brother. O how sweet the smoothly and profitably.


Let us, with our precious gosMany, in Zion's Gospel net, some-pel relations, have a little “ feast of times, under the burdens of their day of union and flow of soul" in the parlors toil, want to get back into the worldly of our Ileavenly Father and Mother, sea ; and some, who are wishing to be- and, for the nonce, bid the troubles of

old time adieu ! 6 New Creatures in Christ” ap

We shall soon put up come

this frail mortality in its earthly casket, pear to imagine, that, simply to be caught and then, wing our way to fairer manin the Gospel net, and put into Zion's sions! Suppose we anticipate a few of tub, is a passport for them into the New its blessings, and then, renew our flight Creation; while, Indian like, they from this vain world of earthly habilineither forgive their enemies, nor give ments with a newer fledged, ani broad

er wing! Accept, please, everlasting vigilant effort to sustain their friends in love, and enduring and affectionate the work of self-denial.

friendship Your affectionate Brother. It is reasonable to conclude that a

Giles B. Avery.

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appears under such circumstances, when contrasted with an uncontrolled spirit.

When such a being becomes excited, foams, Shaker Village, N. H. Jan. 1885. rages, racks his invention to insult and irriDEAR TEACHER ;-As I have had the op- tate another, and thereby disgraces himself, portunity to be at school a few weeks, I and disgusts those around him, then is the thought I would write you a short letter so as time to mark the difference between a cool, to let you see how much I have improved the considerate person, and one who exhibits the time given to me to learn that which is intel- ravings of a madman. One appears angelic, ligent and noble. I know I cannot be a good the other lost, frantic, and demoniac. — Morscholar unless I take pains to study for my- al Instructions for the Young. self. As I have been at school four Summers, I think I should show improvement in

BE A MAN. all that I do. I feel very interested learning

Foolisii spending is the father of poverto draw maps and also learning to read nicely. I think we should spend our school days as ty. Do not be ashame1 of hard work. Work

for the best salaries or wages you can get, the happiest days of our lives in trying to but work for half price rather than be idle. see how much we can learn. With much love. Your pupil,

Be your own master, and do not let society C. H. Age, 14 years.

or fashion swallow up your individuality

hat, coat and boots. Do not eat up or wear Shaker Village, N. H. Nov. 1881. out all that you earn. Compel your selfish Dear Sister JOSEPHINE ;—Among all of body to spare something for profits saved. your letters there is but one from me and that Be stingy to your own appetite, but merciful is not to be there any more, for this is to take to others' necessities. Help others, and ask its place. Dear Josephine, I am very glad no help for yourself. See that you are proud. that I have such a nice older sister for my Let your pride be of the right kind. Be too very own, I love you dearly. Are you not proud to be lazy ; too proud to give up withgoing to claim me for your little sister? I out conquering every difficulty; too proud have no natural sister and I always thought to wear a coat you cannot afford to buy; too it would be so nice to liave a sister I could proud to be in company that you cannot keep call my own. The next time you work in up with in expenses; too proud to lie, or the Bakery, if you ever do, just please tell steal, or cheat; too proud to be stingy.-A.G. me for I want to help you make pies. Don't you think snch spry folks, as you and I, can

LANGUAGE. get them all made before school time? I will tell you how we do it.

If you hear a person use low, vulgar, proWe'll roll it, and prick it and mark it with fane language, immediately turn your mind J. and toss in the oven this is the way.

upon what virtuous teachers have instructed Good Night,

you in this matter. Obserre how such base L. H. Age, 13 years.

conversation shocks the sensibilities of virtuous, refined people.

Contrast, with such examples, those who ANGER.

are universally respected because their con

versation is always proper, christianized and When you see a person fly in a passion refined. Under these observations, if you because of a disappointment, a sudden in- desire to be virtuous and good, you will be jury, serious accident, or irritating provoca- enabled to see the beauty and excellency of tion, then observe and consider. Recall to the one, and the hateful, corrupting, soulmind those whom you have seen bear such destroying tendency of the other. By this disagreeable occurrences in a cool, calm, and means you may prove the truth of many of guarded manner. Observe then how truly your early moral lessons. — Yoral Instrucnoble and dignified the person of self-control tions for the Young.

THE MANIFESTO.. Walking as he walked, praying as he
APRIL, 1885.

prayed, we have opened before us, in all

the beauty of holiness, the strait way NOTES.

which leads to life eternal.

We learn that his people are not of It is the pleasure of the Christian this world, even as he is not of this people to draw riscriminating lines to world, for they have been called into a determine more readily the position oc- spiritual work, and that they are to deny cupied by those who make a profession themselves, take up their crosses daily of Christianity, and that class whom they and follow him, on that heavenly pathare inclined to designate as the children way where the children of this world of this world. The separation, however, can have no place. may not always be as distinct as the To us this seems to be au evident fact; terms would imply. The interblending that righteousness cannot dwell with unof relations, in this case, is so subtle righteousness, and culminate in fruit for that it may be difficult to ascertain where the Kingdom of God. The same truth the first begins and where the last ceases. is made plain to those in the broad way; The sons of God and the sons of Belial they kuow that the people of God, or have walked, more or less, side by side the disciples of Christ are not of their on their pilgrimage, from Edenic days order, and on this account the world and enjoyed with rare felicity the warmth hates that which condemns its life. of the sun, which God has so kindly Jesus was quite anxious to have his made to shine on the evil and on the disciples understand this, and said to good, and also enjoyed the blessedness them, “ If the world hate you, ye know of the rain which he sends upon the just that it hated me before it hated you. and the unjust.

But this hatred was against the testimoThese pames, no doubt, quite often ny that was borne, and not against the become somewhat mixed as ignorance, person. uncleanness and brutality are found Remove the sharp sworil, tlie testimomarching oder Christian banners, ny of the cross, and all the hatred while order, benevolence and civility, are would vanish as dew before the sun. by this class so readily denominated The cross gone, all would be of the schismatic or Infidel, if found outside of world and the world would love its own. their church dogma.

Jesus so informed his disciples, that It is not at all singular that consisten- while they were of the world, the spirit cy has been placed among the precious of the world could not hate them. jewels. Those who have found it, have While the one order is exliorted to wealth that gold and silver cannot pur- seek first the kingdom of God and its chase.

righteousness, and to store up its treasIn this search for righteousness, hun-ures where moth and rust doth not corgering and thirsting, in our efforts to ob- rupt, the other is over anxious about tain it, we soou learn that our divine what they shall eat and drink and whereTeacher has placed before us a lesson withal they shall be clotheil. They are which must command our attention. Jemphatically the children of this workel



and are giving their whole lives to main- and forbid them vot for of such is the tain its existence.

Kingdom of Ileaven." The apostle, however, has spoken Engaged as was the Teacher in a work wisely upon this point in which he, uo of universal love, he became to the little doubt, felt a deep interest. ** But ye children more of a parent, more of a have not so learned Christ, if so be that protector than was possible for those ye have heard him, and have been who had cultivated wholly the selfish retaught by him."

lations of the children of this world. Christ teaches that we must put off the corrupting influences, the deceitful lusts and be renewed in spirit to God.

The Shaker and Shakeress makes a lle would not have us live contrary to

book which we are furnishing to Indithe manifestations of the spirit through

viduals and Libraries, on condition that

Address F. W. him. To assume to be his disciples in they have them boudd. the spiritual work of regeneration, and Evans, Mt. Lebanon, Col. Co., N. Y. then at the same time follow the deceitful lusts of generation might form a mixture better suited for the sons of Belial,

Sanitary, than for the sons of God. His disciples

COLDS: TIIEIR NATURE, PREVENTION AND were distinctly informed that the life of

TREATMENT generation was not his calling. It belonged wholly to the children of this world who were given in marriage. It The term “cold" is applied to deviations was an earthly order, while the children from liealth, the result of nervous depression

and abnormal reaction produced by a chill. of the resurrection neither married oth

The chill may be either general or partial; ers por were themselves given in miri.e., experienced by the whole or a part of riage. “And Peter said unto him, Be- the body, and so may be the effects to which hold we have forsaken all and followed it gives rise. The general derangement thus thee, what shall we have therefore? And induced is popularly known as “a cold in the Jesus said to him, Verily I say

bones,” or “a feverish cold," and is so de

signated from ite being attended with a dull That ye which have followed me in the

aching all over the body and feverish exciteregeneration, when the Son of man shall ment, the symptoms, indeed, when severe are sit in the throne of his glory, ye also those of fever; but they may be so slight as shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging to amount to nothing more than a sense of the twelve tribes of Israel.”

malaise. When the effects are partial, it is

usually the head, throat, or client that suffers. To develop into manhood and woman

Catarrhal affections of these parts are unforthood is simply the work of nature, but unately too common in our damp and varito develop into the perfect stature of able climate to call for description.

Of men and women in Christ, is the work course, both local and general derangement of the Holy Spirit. That beautiful les- mar, and frequently do, exist together. son which the man Jesus so clearly pre

Colen, although spoken lightly of, are not all sented to the hearers of liis day, should mass casily shiken vff, and sometimes lay the

foundation of and end in serious disease. be carefully impressed upon the mind. This is especially likely to be the case with • Suffer little children to come into me those who inherit taints, or, as they are gen

unto you,

erally called, “weaknesses, " and such per- susceptibility. The things likely to give cold, sons should be very careful about neglecting i. e., its direct or exciting causes, are not a cold. As "prevention is better than cure, wearing appropriate clothing; sitting about we will first consider how the system may be in wet things; wet or cold feet; casting some hardened and its susceptibility to cold garment to which we have become accustomlessened.

ed; throwing off some article of dress, sitThe best means of prevention, are to de ting down, or standing still when overheated, velop to the fullest extent the heat-maintain and exposure to draughts. Clothing may be ing power of the body, and to avoid everyo inappropriate in character or amount. Of thing likely to give cold. The first object whatever materials our outer garments are may be accomplished by wearing only just composed. those worn next to the body sufficient clothing to keep us comfortably should consist exclusively of wool, as, being warm; by accustoming ourselves to sudden a bad conductor, it protects us, when hot, changes of temperature by the daily use of from the risk of rapid cooling. While cloththe cold bath; and preserving the best ing must be sufficient for comfort, it is better, state of health. While our clothing should for the reasons already given, that we should ensure us against any feeling of chilliness, be under rather than overclad. we must remember that cold is bracing, and Sitting about in wet things is one of the heat relaxing, and that of the two it is better surest ways of catching cold. As long as we to be rather under than overclad. The reg- are moving about we shall take no harm; for ular practice of cold-bathing educates the exercise prevents the depressing effect which power by which the depressing effect of cold the large abstraction of heat, consequent upis resisted. When the shock of the shower on evaporation, would otherwise produce. and plunge-baths is more than can be borne, The warmth of any part of the body dea mere sponge dipped in cold water should be pends upon the vigor of the circulation in it, passed rapidly over the body, and then a and if our feet are cold, in spite of being rough towel applied vigorously until dryness well shod, our only remedy lies in increasing and warmth are fully restored.

the circulation. This may be done by imLet it be understood that the water used proring the health generally; washing the for this purpose need not be of the same tem- fect every morning in cold water, if cold ocperature as the atmosphere, for water is real-casions any feeling of numbness or discomly cold; i e., in reference to the body, when fort, tepid should be used, and rubbing them it is of a lower temperature than the body. briskly with a rough towel until quite dry Beginners should use tepid water ( about 60 and warm; taking plenty of walking exerdg. Fahr.,) and reduce the temperature grad. cise; and not allowing them to be comually, as they feel able to bear it. The effect


This last condition is an essential should be stimulating, not depressing; we one, for how can the circulation be free and should feel warmer, fresher and better after vigorous in tight boots? Too much care canit; and if we do not, it is a sign that the wa- not be taken in casting any article of dress ter, whatever its temperature may be, is too to which we have become accustomed. An cold for us, and the result will be injury in- exceptionally warm day should be chosen for stead of benefit.

this purpose, and the change effected graduIn winter, then, and in Summer also, when ally by the substitution of a similar, but thinthe water in our bath is of too low a temper- ner garment. It is very imprudent to throw ature to be agreeable sufficient hot should be off any portion of our clothirg, sit down, or added to raise it to the desired point. stand still, when overheated; we should keep

Anything which lowers the tone of the sys-moving slowly about until we become cool. tem, as fatigue, prolonged fasting, want of Surely the reader need not be cautioned sleep, care, anxiety, grief and fear lessens against draughts. its power of resistance, and acts as a predis- A feverish cold has three distinct stages, posing cause. The fear of taking cold has each requiring different treatment. In the this effect, and consequently increases our first or shivering stage warmth is plainly in

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