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DONALD CARGILL.

assembled the people for warning and not came to hear him. And though they for thanksgiving.

searched strictly for him here, yet Providence • We are not come here,' he said, "to so ordered it, that he was either casually, keep this day upon the account for which or purposely absent; for the Lord was others keep it. We thought once to have often so gracious to him that He left him blessed the day on which the king came not without some notice of approaching home again, but now we think we shall hazard. Thus, one Sabbath, going to have reason to curse it. This is the first Woodside to preach, as he was about to step of our going away from God. The mount his horse, having one foot in the king will be the wofullest sight that ever stirrup, he turned about to his man, and the poor Church of Scotland saw,

said, I must not go yonder to-day.” A No wonder such words roused the wrath party of the enemy came there at that time of those in power. Donald Cargill was in quest of him ; but, missing the mark immediately obliged to fly from his church they aimed at, they fell upon the people, and his home. lle had in the city many | apprehending and imprisoning several of friends, in whose houses he sometimes lay them. hid. But oftener he slept at night among "Another of his remarkable escapes was the broom on the river-side, or in the black on a search being made for him in the city, shade of the fir-trees that came to the edge where they came to his chamber, but found of the town.

him not, he being providentially in another But wherever he could he preached still, house that night. But what is most regathering the people to his solitudes, to the markable, being one day preaching privately fields, and the banks of the river, and the in the house of one Mr Callander, they lonely places of the wood. He was came and beset the house, and the people banished by an act of Council to the north put him and another into a window, closing side of the Tay. The act of Council he | up the window with books. The search defied, and preached still among his people. was so strict that they searched the very His voice became broken at length by his ceiling of the house, until one of the toils and exposure, so that it was with searchers fell through the lower loft. Had difficulty the crowds who came could hear. they removed but one of the books they But they gathered round him still, eager would certainly have found him. But the to catch every word.

Lord so ordered that they did not; for as In October 1665, a puplic search was one of the soldiers was about to take up made for him, through all the streets and one of them, the maid cried to the alleys and all the environs of the town. commander that he was going to take her Unobserved, he succeeded in riding into master's books, and he was ordered to let the country. His figure was not recognised, them be. So narrowly did Cargill escape and he passed safely a little distance. But this danger.' his rugged voice betrayed him. He met some soldiers on the way, and as he passed one asked him

A SEVENFOLD TALISMAN. Sir, what o'clock is it?' It is six,' answered the minister.

There is an Ear that heareth all I say; "This is the man we were seeking,' they There is an Eye that sees me night and day; at once exclaimed

There is a Book that all my sins enrol; But Cargill put spurs to his horse, and

There is a Day when God shall judge my soul; escaped once more. For about three years,' says John Howie,

There is a Hell where death eternal preys; he usually resided in the house of Margaret

There is a Heaven of endless joy and praise; Craig, a very godly woman, where he | There is a Doom—that doom no soul can flee; lectured morning and erening to such as O soul of mine! what doom awaits for thee?

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LIFE'S STAGES-BABYHOOD. WAS there ever a baby like ours ! Soft little hands that are clinging around me,

Bright, as the sunshine and sweet as | Who could imagine how fast they have the flowers,

bound me? Mouth like a rosebud that opens in May, Bound me by chains that no power shall Voice like the songbirds that herald the sever, day!

Chains which shall hold me, my darling, for

ever. Hear you the tread of her pattering feet? Make they not melody marvellous sweet? Did not God send you, O Baby, to love us, Mischievous eyes! how they sparkle and Straight from the heaven which shineth shine,

above us? What art thou dreaming of, darling of Bright little messenger, fearless and free, mine?

Where is the teacher can teach us like thee!

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SABBATH SCHOOL CHILDREN.

Daisy's photograph,—the children were (Tune No 83 in "Hymns Old and New.") delighted, and immediately went round I LOVE to watch the children,

the house to collect pennies; this, with a 1 On Sabbath evening sweet,

little help from mamma, amounted to 4s.,' Come tripping to the Sabbath School which was sent to the Daisy fund. Miss With lightly falling feet;

Havergal will be happy to send the photoAnd deem their pleasant faces,

graph on sight to any who may wish to use While one by one they pass,

it for this purpose. As welcome as the early flowers

Besides her efforts in behalf of Miss Among the springing grass.

Daisy, Miss Havergal has also worked hard I love to hear the children

for Koreman and Maria, and sold many Ring out their hymn of praise

articles sent by her special friends, Alice To Him who held them in His arms

Ellen, and sisters, and her Irish pets,
Upon His earthly days;

Margaret and Frances. How true it is
Who now on throne of glory,
Beyond our vision dim,

that
Still deems more sweet than angels' song

'Little seeds of mercy, Earth’s lisping infant hymn.

Sown by youthful hands,

Grow to bless the nations
I love to see the children,

Far in heathen lands.'
With bowed heads and meek,
Lift up their hearts in humble prayer

It is hoped that during the year 1876
Their Saviour's aid to seek,

many more of the Dayspring' readers That He may wash their spirits white will remember Daisy Golapie' on their From every stain of sin,

birthdays, by sending stamps to Miss Maria And fit them for His palace bright, Havergal, Bewdley. This is one way of When He shall lead them in.

showing love to the Lord Jesus; for He I love to think of children

has said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it Each happy girl and boy,

unto one of the least of these, ye have As playing in the golden streets

done it unto Me.'
Of yonder world of joy;
And would that every child below

Might learn to love His name,
Who thus to save their souls from woe

PRIZES FOR BIBLE QUESTIONS, 1875.
To earth an infant came. J. K. MUIR. THE sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, is

the weapon by which the battles for truth are to be DAISY GOLAPIE.'

fought, and the victory for truth secured. It has been

our aim ever since the first number of the 'Dayspring' THE Dayspring' readers who kindly

was published, to interest the young in the perusal of 1 contributed to the support of the the Sacred page, and to familiarise them with its use. Indian orphan, Daisy,' will be glad to hear The fact that so many competitors have taken their about their adopted sister, Daisy Golapie.'

place in our Bible Class, shows that our aim has been Miss Havergal, who takes the management

to a large extent successful. The results during 1875

have been more satisfactory than during any previous of the subscriptions, would have written

year. For the first time all the Questions in the Senior before this, but for an accident which has division have been correctly answered by four combefallen her thumb, and prevented her petitors, who, though bearing the same name, are not from using the pen. She is anxious, how

all members of the same family. But for the fact, that

in announcing the Prizes for 1875 we made no reference ever, to let the Dayspringites know that

to the possibility of so many as four being equal, we she has got a photograph of Daisy from

should have set on foot a supplementary competition, Miss Neele, who says she is in good health. Neither Editor nor Publisher, however, can see his way The photograph, too, has already done

to this at present, although it may be proper to state good service. Miss Havergal sent it to a

that in the event of a similar equality occurring in the friend, who, in returning the carte, expresses

competition, for any of the six Prizes in either division,

we shall devise some method by which a decision may thanks for her kindness in sending Black | be arrived at.

PRIZE BIBLE QUESTIONS.

The following is the Prize list for the best answers to the Bible Questions for 1875. Subjoined are the names of competitors in both divisions who have answered correctly twenty out of the thirty-three questions:

SENIOR DIVISION-FIRST PRIZE-33 Marks. Ada C. Balfour, Grace M. Balfour, Mary Louisa Balfour,

Robina G. Balfour, Edinburgh.

SECOND PRIZE-30 Marks. Laura Panting, Chelsey Vicarage, Eccleshall, Stafford

THIRD PRIZE-29 Marks.
Barbara Allan, Rutherglen. Robert Gilmour, Glasgow.

George B. Sherwood, Stranraer.
JUNIOR DIVISION_FIRST PRIZE-30 Marks.
George M. Johnstone, Laurieston, Castle-Douglas.

SECOND PRIZE-27 Marks.
Helen J. Balfour, Edinb. Annabella Morris, Dunlop.

THIRD PRIZE-26 Marks. Robert Moody, Bothwell. Marion Tudhope, Bellside. The following competitors approach nearest to the above:

SENIOR DIVISION--Mary Moody, 283. Maggie E. Moody, 28. Catherine Denny, 26. M. T. Buchanan, 26. J. L. E. Hooppall, 26. Dillie Townsend, 26. Jane A. Anderson, 26. John M'Caw, 25. Jessie Buchanan, 24. W. G. Murray, 24. Maggie Denny, 24. Isabella Hogarth, 23. Jessie Logan, 22. Robert Galloway, 22. Jessie Callendar, 22. John S. Allan and Jane Allan, 22. W. S. M'Cormick, 22. John Johnstone, 214. Mary Scobie, 21. Cecilia Wylie, 21. Robert Donaldson, 203, Annie B. Drummond and J. Drummond, 20.

JUNIOR DIVISION-Marion Love, 25). Edith C. Balfour, 25. Esther Panting, 25. Cecilia Allan, 25. Agnes Sherwood, 25. Susy Milne, 25. John P. Hogarth, 23. George Martin. 22. Helena Anderson, 21. J. M. Cowper, 20.. Maggie M'Burney, 20.

Essay on “What the Bible has done for the world.'

First Prize (£2) John S. Paterson, 39 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow.

(M, T. Buchanan, Aberdale, Helensburgh.

George Fullarton, National School, Bushmills, Equal Co. Antrim.

3. D. Gillespie, Circular Road, Coleraine. Essay on "What children may do for the cause of

Christ.'

First Prize (£2)
Emily Ada Guy, Carlton Road, Tunbridge Wells.

2. Annie T. Lowson, Gray Bank, Dundee. 3. John Leonard E. Hooppell, Wellington, Co. Durham. Essay on "How children can make home happy.'

First Prize (£1)Maggie E. Moody, Benvie, Bothwell. 2. Henry Panl, 55 Renfrew Street, Glasgow. 3. Malcolm Johnston, 16 Scotia Street, Glasgow.

During 1976, Prizes of the same value will be offered for Essays on TWO Subjects to be announced, together with terms of Competition, in an early number of thie *Dayspring.'

PRIZE ESSAYS. TT was hoped that the awards for the Dayspring' 1 Prize Essays would have been published in the December number, but the difficulty felt in adjudicating must plead our excuse for the delay that has taken place. Anxious that the fullest impartiality should be exercised in the decision come to, the Essays have been submitted to two gentlemen of acknowledged literary ability, whose award coincides entirely with that of the Editor. The Essays upon 'How children can make home happy' have been somewhat disappointing; the youth of many of the competitors may possibly explain this. In the other two subjects the results are much more satisfactory, especially in the Essays upon What the Bible has done for the world.' It is not too much to say, that in this class there are many productions which would not do discredit even to practised pens. In the Second Division, which comes next to that mentioned in the Prize list, we may instance such Essays as that bearing the motto, "The Dayspring from on high hath visited us,' by Mr Samuel Crocket, Castle-Douglas, and others which the space at our command prevents us from mentioning by name. It has been deemed advisable to publish the order of merit in each of the three subjects up to three.

PRIZE BIBLE QUESTIONS. THREE Prizes, in each of the two

I divisions, are offered for the largest number of correct answers. The Prizes to be announced in January, 1877.

In the first, or Senior division (the questions for which will be printed first in order), competitors not to be above eighteen years of age.

In the second, or Junior division, Competitors not to be above thirteen years of age; and in both divisions the answers must be honestly the work of the individuals competing

All answers to be addressed, not later than the 18th of each month, to the Rev. John KAY, Coatbridge.

The answers may be written on post cards. Be careful in all cases to give the nameand address of the competitor.

SENIOR DIVISION. 1 Give a passage in which God expressly forbids prayer.

2 Prove from a verse in the New Testament, that in one important particular the manner of celebrating the Passover had undergone a change after the children of Israel entered the promised

3 Jesus declares that the disciple is notgreater than his master,' but in one respect He leads us to believe that their greatness shall exceed His own. Give the passage.

JUNIOR DIVISION. 1 Which chapter contains a song of praise, most of which we find in two psalms ?

2 Where do we find a passage of five verses which occurs twice in one of the prophets?

3 Which passage of three verses occurs in | two of the prophets ?

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