North Carolina Newspapers

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SALISBURY, If. C, DECEMBER, 6, 1877.
NO 7
VOL. IX, THIRD SERIES
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From me as"v,'ic v
LETT Ell FKOM IHSHOP MARVIN.
THE SKA. OF GALILKE.
What a contrast with the time when
Tiberias was a flourishing city, and Ca
pernaum almost rivaled it; when Chora
L Whsaida, and Magdala, were bust-
ling towns;
when there were at least two
Roman garrisons,
one-at Tilerias and one
at Capernaum f and when hundreds of
boats dotted the sea with their white sails.
Tilth, death," death! 'Woe unto thee,
rhortziu! Woe unto thee, llethsaida!'
You have rejected Hinu and his mighty
works. The bolt that is to smite you is
already forged, 'And thou Capernaum
exalted, to' heaven shall be east down to
)ie)V This is one instance, at least, in
which prophecy has taken effectrnot only
n persons, but on stones. u u
Wt. nriniT another. All these silent
tn.-i v "i
Mini desolate shores are under the rejectee
Messiah." The most fearful -thing, in -the
imi verse of being is love when it flames
into jealousy. The wrath which is the
most consuming is the wrath of the Lamb.
'Let it alone this year' it is the voice of
Incarnate Love of the Intersessor. '1
will dig about it and thing it' I will ex
haust all the resources of cultivation upon
it it is the labor of Incarnate Love.
'Tticii after that,' if it remain unfruitful,
'thou shall cut it down.' Works that
would have brought Tyre and Sidon to
w..,f.iitniu ' were done here to no avail
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and then came the ax, which was already
lying whetted, at the root of the tree,
i(t,t if. down ' Ah ! it has been iLur up
hv the roots. Death, death, death ! Yds,
the doom 1ms fallen, and Death reigns
over the sea and its. shores where the Lord
of life came,and ottered himself to man,
and was despisejd and rejected. Thistles
six feet high, and as-thick as bailey in
the field, cover and hide the ruins of Ca
pernaum; and as for llethsaida, there is
no trace even of any ruin. Indeed, the
same is true of Capernaum if Kahn Min-
veh be the true site.
Poor patches of wheat dot the slopes
which once wared with a universal bar
ve:St and even Gennesaret, that fed its
thousands, is little more than a mass of
Yet so it was.
There are two places, one on the lake
Tiberias and one perched high upon
the mountains above it to the northwest,
and overlooking it Safed which are
held by many Jews now, and havebecn
for many ages past, in as high regard, or
nearly so, as Jerusalem itself. How it
came about that the Slabbing connected
the Sea of Galilee with the coming of
Messiah,.! know not, but the fact is- cer
tain. Whether this belief led to the es
tablishment of the great universityzof
hat people in Tibsrias in the early p art
of the Christian era, or whether its loca
tion here rose out of that fact, I knew not;
but for three centuries that university
was the great center of interest and sacred
learning among the Jews scattered over
the whole earth. , Here the great Maiirtoo-
ides was buried. Here the most'di'sUn
guished Rabbians were trained, and here
they taught the Law and the Tar-
iriim. Here---also was 'the seat of the
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Patriarch, who exercised an almost papa
sway over the wide extent to which his
exiled country men had lcen scattered.'
It became a received tradition among
them that Messiah would rise out of the
Sea of Galilee, land at Tiberias and fix
the seat of his kingdom at Safed. Thus
this sheet of water became- as dear and
sacred to them as to the Christians, and
to this day many of them make their
homcjn Tiberias, and in Safed, looking
for the day when the Delivered shall come.
They cherish the words of the Rabbins,
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"I have created seven seas, saitu tne Liotu,
but out of them all I have chosen none
butthe Sea of Gennesaret."
After a brief examination of the ruins
of Tell Hum, we returned to the boat, for
we had no time to spare. At the water's
edge we found a few-oleanders, but they
were not so large as I expected to see.
Our boatman toiled at the oars with hear
ty good-will; we passed near the mill
which they call Bethsaida, aud saw our
luggage train coming up through the
plain of Gennesaret. Landing a few rods
below Kahn Minyer, our goodUnatured
fisherman accompanied us out a quarter
ofamileto the place where our horses
were already 'awaiting us. Coming
to a brook too wide to step over, one of
apostate Peter.
For a few hours my eyes had feasted
themselves upon its scenery, lovely so I
think in itself; unutterably so in its his
tory. I had bathed in its waters, had
gathered pebbles upon its beach, slept
upon. its surface. At Jerusalem I had
touched upon his sacrificial death, here
I had communed with his all gracious
life.
As I sat there on the mountain, on
horseback, gazing upon it for the last
time, the whole scene entered too deeply
into my heart to be forgotten. I am snre
it will never fade. I turned my horse's
head and left it or rather, in a deeper
sense, I carried it away, a rich possession
of the soul forever.
E. M. Marvin.
Uaalbec, April 27, 1877.
THE REASON WHY.
ji-
ne vital fluid towards the bead j but thick
substance of the brain prevents its inte
rior vessels from being influenced by the
variations of the external temperature,
and hence a fullness, or congestion, is
caused. '.. -
Why, during a course .of, sea-bathing,
do the ankles sometimes swell and retain
the mark of the impressed finger T
Because the coldness of the bath oc
casions a temporary torpor of the absor
bent vessels of the extremities.
FIIOM FATHER HYACIXTHE.
rankest bramble. It has been, indeed,
more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon, even theyustepped into the water, and putting
in the judgments of tiniefor, smitten as his strong arm around me lifted nie tothe
they are, they still exist. other side as lightly as it I had been a
Our object in visiting Tell Huni was child. We passed through a jungle, and
-not only to et a good stand-point from then caiuo to a patch of the rankest wheat
which to survey the lake ami its snores,
Why does perspiration sometimes be
come visible in drops on the skin ?
Because in such cases it generally aris
es from some violent exercise or excessive
heat, aud is produced too copiously and
freely to be immediately absorbed by tlte
atmosphere.'
Why is a person less apt to catch cold
from being wetted by salt water than by
fresh f
Because water impregnated with salt
evaporates more slowly than fresh water,
in consequence of which the heat of the
body is more gradually abstracted; and
also because the saline particles havp a
stimulating effect on the skin.
Why is the hand better adapted for ap
plying soap to the face than a towel or a
sponge T
Because the hand is not only soft and
smooth, bnt is also endowed with proper
ties which render it capable of imparting
a gently friction to the skin, more effect-
uallv than any other agent.
Whv should a moderately rough towel
be used for drying purposes 1
Because the skin requires a moderate
amount of friction, which too rough a
towel would exceed, and too soft a one be
inadequate to produce.
Why should persons uot suffer their
bodies to cool previously to going into a
cold bath ?
Because the temperature of the body
being lowered, it possesses less nervous
energy to resist the depressing influences
of cold.
From the N. Y. Observer.
Sir: In your journal of Sept. 13th
your correspondent "Irenams," writing
from Geneva, devotes a part of hi letter
to my mission chapel andj$rme.-l have
not the habit of repfyiiig to the calumnies
of my enemies, nor to the errors of my
friends. The task would be gigantic.
And in this case I shall certainly not at
tempt to correct the numerous inaccura
cies of this letter of your correspondent
nor discuss its very questionable tone and
taste, but I must, in all Christian forbear-
Frotu tlie IUIeigh News.
( LIFE INSURANCE.
Life Insurance took such a sudden hold
upon the South immediately after the war,
absorbed and still absorbs so much of our
nett earnings, and latterly, has been so
much shaken in the estimation, of the
publie by.jthe fall of certain of the larger
companies that it is well to look both to
the foundation of our faith and our fears.
With a view of giving the public some
light on the subject we have compiled the
following data. An examination of it will
show that while Life Insurance, in good
companies (and there are, we are glad to
say, several such) is prudent and advisa
ble, the insuring of lives without properly
examining into the safety of the qmpa
ny.'and the hasty Insurance hy ; persons
who over eitfinated Ttheir ability to lcepp"
up policies, which subsequently lapsed,
have entailed a loss of dollars and cents
to the country and especially to the Sodth,
w hich if put in one lump would appal us.
A devastating storm sweepiug over the
country and doing the same amount of
pared with the importance of being in
sured.
To give confidence and security to the
policy-holders the assets should be looked
upon as trust funds, and it has been sug
gested that-Congress compel by law all
companies and associations to invest in 4
per cent, bonds and deposit with the U.
S. Treasurer, who should publish quarter-
y a statement showing the lowest amount
jeld for each company during the quarter.
We hesitate togive our endorsement to
this suggestion 'It smacks rather of be-
iug in the Jutercft ot tne Jioiuera oi uni
ted States bonds than of life insurance.
We are, however, firmly of opinion that
stronger safeguards shonld by law be
thrown around an institution which ab
sorbs so large a portion of the earnings of
the public and to prevent ; failure which
when they come tall roost nanny on tne
most" helpless class the widows and or
phans. No class of swindling is more ne
farious than that which stints the strong
man of his earnings that it may rob the
helpless beings he leaves behind him.
Every sound company will welcome
legislation of this kind, for every failure
of a fraudulent corporation recoils to some
extent on them.
When legislation shall have done its
best, even then the lesson remains to ev
ery one desiring to make a provision for
his family. 1. To be very careful in
- From an old English Magazine f .
A HOMILY ON PREACHING ' ,
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How oft,"w hen Paul has served us with 1
" text. """" ! -ir:.. s
Has Enictetus. Plato, Tully preach'd ! .- , ...
Men, that if now alive would sit content, ,
1 l. .. 1.1. 1 m CairtvTir'a wnrfh '
Preach it who mighlff8uch was i theilove'of
troth, 'v' 'i f " . r i
Their thirst of knowledge, and their .candor
too I .,, uowper.
damage to fences, houses and crops would
a II. i tii niior l rwiii iiniiiiir;iiiif, in n n u
ance refuse to accent one oi iuc .v.... -
sinshe.iimmtestome. that of idolatry : great disaster. Below are the figures
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winch is the most ctoss and unpardon- pVe commend tlie lesson tney teacn to our
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able with the Christian, whatever his readers, it pronteu uy, ve wm xeei
,a,r u consciousness of having done at least
Even though your correspondent be not some service to tlie public, it is an ap-
i 1 . i! 1 1 nnllinir lliilllnv lf ltaA. Billlkrilllt COI11-
an over correct ooserver, auu eiuueij uiij, ur.j . 1 -
ignorant of my principles or my work, panics 9 per cent. Liabilities ot bankrupt
and though he may possess little knowl- companies $4fi,tXX),000 with 8736,000,-
edge of Biblical truth or Church history, J00 of Insurance on their hands. This is
and still les of theology, lie cannot exclusive of the lapsed and forfeited poli-
failto understand, if he be capable of cies in good companies.
sober reflection, that this is a grave charge The following abstract will serve in a swollen cotters of the corporation whose
to brini? a-rainst a partaker of the Re- general way to show the co ndition of the asset8 jt .,0es to swell.
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demption and Grace of our Blessed Lord companies:
and Saviour Jesus Christ. and especially Total number of companies
choosing a company. 2. To take no more
insurance than can certainly and .easily be
carried.
Let these lessons be heeded aud many
a dollar will be saved that is more needed
in the scanty purse it leaves than in the
but to get a sight oft he locality and ruins
as well. The rim of the lake here is com
posed of round stones, some the size of a
man's head, some larger, some smaller,
Why should sea-bathing not be had
I ever saw, though it had evidently been i recourse to when the frame is greatly de-
planted in tlie most slovenly way. w nai ; imitated T
land this plain of Gennesaret is ! Our
horses were now in sight but our friendly
boatmau did not leave us. They held
-worn smooth bv the waves, but evidently our stimips wheu we mounted, and shook
of volcanic origin. A very fuvteps hands with us with an unmistakable cor-
brmi"ht ns un to the edre of a level plot diality. It was the only instance ot any
of' Ground -of nerhans a hundred acres, attention being paid, us in a special way
with a rather irentle ascent of the grouud by the natives, in all Palestine, that did
Ant. I iwf. crfiii to roiitenmlate backshish. -For
tliUUIlU lb UIl illl oiih iivv " .. i ..v, . ,
This was covered with mass of weeds one, I felt gratified that this exceptional
and shrubs in which the thistle prevailed, instauce shonld appear in the case of fish-
The growth was exceeding rank. A few ermen, on the Lake of Galilee
tourists who had proceeded us had broken Passing northward, we ascended cut of
a narrow path to the ruins. Some arch- tne plaiu, and soon reached the summit
aoloirists assiirn a portion of these ruins ()f the mountain, where we had the lake
to the beginning of the Ch.iistain era. in fn vicw again. AVe paused upon ourT Why is a sensation of thirst, especially
Because the organs have become too
feeble to produce that reaction which
gives rise to the glowing warmth on the
surface of the body after immersion. And
hence the shivering and sense of ch ill
ness which persons under such circum
stances commonly experience.
Why is the appetite keener by the sea
side than under ordinary circumstances f
Because the usual degree of exercise in
the open air, together with the bathing,
augments the amount of insensible per
spiration, and occasions a greater waste
of the body, which must be proportionate
ly supplied.
for the first few days, generally felt at
the seaside ?
Because the sea air impregnates the
atmosphere with saline particles, which
are inhaled and coninmnicated to the
full
the
The most massive are supposed to be the i,0rses to look upon it for the last time,
reinainsiof a synagogue, and- if this was perhaps it is natural, if not excusable, in
(jaj)ci'ii)hi)n, it may have been the work Writing about these hallowed places, after
of that pious centurion of 'whom they having seen them, to exaggerate the emo-
said. 'He loveth our nation and hath built tions which were felt at that moment.
ms-n. sviumimn' ' Thev are very massive nt that one sin I have not been guilty, blood
and in dstvle of art, but I cannot un- Anv statements of the sort that I have Why is bathing injurious after a
dei hike nn v description of them. inside have been well considered, and meal T
T,n ntl.pp remains supposed to be ,.tn;nlv this last Merht of the waters so Because the process of digestion re
those of a basilica, built on the traditional oftcn traversed by the Master, and around quires a uniform degree of heat, which is
site of Simon Peter's house, in the sixth ,v,h1i so irreat a portion of his teaching rendered irregular by the alternate chill
"ccnturv. These I did not examine par- Uh1 his murhty works were done, I did and glow which bathing produces.
tic.Wlv. ovvience the deepest sensibility. Stand- Why, when high water occurs in
The ruins of a massive public edifice infr u.,on tl,e shore, just down there, with afternoon, iVthe temperature of the sea
raise a strong presumptiou in iavor oi i tjie hike spread out beiore nun, aim mo mucn uirhci "
this :isth site of the principal city on lowest coverel slopes in the background, the morning T
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i,;. Vf f ti.o 1,1 to. -Hid eieeiallv as i. i...,i ,111 Shnnn. and Andrew, his Because tlie early retiring uue ie.ics
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lii-.ttlior from anions iust sncli fisherman tlie sonu uncovered, k
as we had beeu with tins morning, to lie many hours to be exposed to the rays of the
I V a 1 . j. V i v.5 . !( iiaahi row- i .
filwi of men. He had cast nis com- sun. nunug n i'wi u
mnndin.r eve on the sons of Zebcdee, in siderable degree of heat. As the tide
H hnt with their father, mending their rises, the particles constituting tne lower
,,ot Mi-hpr. "Follow me." and they "left stratum of the advancing thin sheet of
tiwir- fiir mwl the, shin and followed water, as they successively come into
l'.im Tliere in Capernaum sat Matthew contact with the heated saudare warmed.
tlie receipt of custom." when the expanded, and arise to the surface.
, .i ... i:..:., .wi.,ii.Dn- tiii.i Win-, nn :i second immersion in the
cnarni oi uic iit mo w-v numnvn ......
from his money-bags, aud he, too, for- water, does the body feel colder than it
sook all, and making a feast at which the Kdid on the first I
against one who believes himself called,
and is ordained to preach the gospel. Aud
I can only refer him, in all brotherly chav
ity, to the Divine command which is a
serious matter for the Christian to ignore:
" Ih oh shall ntt bear false witness a'jainst
thy neighbor. n
I remain Mr. Editor,
Yours most sincerely,
In Xio.
Hyacixtiie Loysox,
Priest.
G exes a, Switz., Oct. 1877.
It is work of superrogatiou to publish
the above letter, inasmuch avs it does not
specify a single erroneous statement in
the letter of "Irenams ;" it simply denies
the propriety of applying the term "idol
atry" to the Komish celebration of the
mass, about which he has a different op
inion. But we give place to the letter,
lest Father Hyaciuthe should feel further
aggrieved ; and in connection with it we
reprint iust what "Irenasus" wrote of
a "
what he saw :
"The service was begun when we ar
rived, but the room was not more than
half full when we entered. Others came in,
until the hall was nearly filled. Very-
few of the audience were lioman Catho
lics, as was very evident from the num
ber who understood the order of the service,
when to rise and when to kneel, &c. The
assembly was composed of strangers,
travellers mostly, attracted by curiosity
to see and hear the celebrated orator and
reformer. Mass in a church where the
altar and pictures, and vestments and
205
that have failed 144
now in existence Gl
Sixty-nine per cent, of the whole have
failed.
Average age of all companies
in round numbers 10 years.
Average ago of the solvent
companies 17 "
Average age of the bankrupt
HAYES HOLDS THE FORT.
I OI.OXFI. FOKXEY S Ti.IBl'TE TO TI1E FRE3
1PEXT HIS POLICY THE llOl'E OV RE
rtBLICAXISM.
From Forney's Washington Letter to the Press.
Three years arc a long time for a party-
It should be brief, if lengthy it will steep
Our hear.s in apathy, our eyes in sleep;
The dull will yawn, the chapel -lounger doze,
Attentfon flag, and memory's rtalsclose. ' .
It should be warm, a liTing altar-coal -To
melt the icy heartund charm the soul;
A sapless dull harangue, however read,'. i a
Will never rouse the soul or raise the deadV
It should be ViJapKptid iuiadfiar...
No fine-spun theory to please the ear ;
No curious lay, to tickle letter'd pride,
And leave the poor and plain unedified. .
t should be tender nd affectionate,
s his warm theme who wept lost Salem's
fate :
The fierv law with words of love allay'd,
Will sweetly-warn, and awfully persuade.
t should be manly, just, and rational ;
Wisely conceiv'd, and well-express' d withal:
Not stuft'd with silly notions, apt to 6tain
A sacred desk, and show a muddy brain.
fit" should possess a well-adapted grace,
To situation, audience, time and place;
sermon formed for scholars, statesmen,
lords, '
With peasants and mechanics ill accords.
It should with evangelic Ixniuties bloom,
Like Paul's at Corinth, Athens, or. "at Rome;
Let some Epictetus or Sterne esteem,
A bleeding Jesus is the gospel theme!
It should be mixed with many an ardent
prayer,
To reach the heart, and fix and fasten there :
When God and man are mutually addrest,
God grants a blessing, man is truly blest.
It should be closely well applied at last,
out of power to adjust tself to the possi- Toanake the moral nait securely fast :
bilities of an uncertain campaign, and Thou art the man, and thou alone will make
companies
Assets of tlie solvent
companies
Assets of the bankrupt
companies at time ot
failure
Total
Liabilities of the solvent
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.$422,715,097 14
. 93,234,183 22
.$515,949,280 3G
three years are a Aery long time to an
honest man in the Presidency fighting for
6ucha mission as that of President Hayes.
He has gone beyond tho precepts of Abra
ham Lincolu; ho has faced multitudes
pledging himself that his professions were
to be riveted bv his practices, and in do-
A Felix tremble and a David quake !
companies .......
Liabilities of the bank
rupt companies, at the
Decline of Ecclesiastical Magnificence.
The decay of ecclesiastical magnifi
cence all over the world has been so
!338 547 989 39 inS tlicse things he has, as I have said, rapid of late years that men begin t
terribly suaKea ine orgitmzuuou ui Hornet that maffnihcoes oi tne Vynurcn,
time of failure
own party. But lie Holds tlie lort, ami , .- , nohlea
J 1QS S73 Ofi , . " A, i... . ....!,. ;.... eu wn -a-
notoiume uieoiuerua uiut.. iulc..u i ,.,i,ini. P
i , , . ... .. i in Hie s us ux i u cn cuicuuui v
I l.ll it- .in.! liinintnm its nnsitmn. I ,u '' v.
Total $384,740,867 05 Jl-T ' w ktntplv lives" ever existed. They
. 1.1 I 1 j" llll'lll ,111 I KItllllt MIU llirli UVll mi".! i -- J
teurp.us oi- oawu.ee - . . - - , ominf -f R;ann
all liabilities, solvent to give sucu a inau a iun, iun cikuhc reau ui. a-nuuwu o . r
companies (14,030,582 43 jg integrity and firmness, extending Strossmaver's crandeur ; of his income
Surplus or balance over throuch more than three years ' will still , -n nnfl n VMra-2nO.000 ex-
il nihilities, bankrupt . ... . i- I Ui j
. i tim hnn rt a rr t id ikfiiiit. I
lu.u.ci w.. 4 Vi ceedine in that region the revenue ot
Parties can no longer conere upon me oiu - A
,i;,;ss.tw. i,renllvnothinJrforthem U Dukeof Northumberland in En-
to adhere to to-day better than the policy gland; of his palace, much grander
ot President Hayes. 1 lie Kepublican than k ulliam ; ot hisjMCUire-gaiienes,
panics ., $1,702,249,(3 70 party has only to bide its time and to Lpng and-farms ; of the 100 horses
Amount of insurance car- place'full confidence in President Hayes, K Wes, and lu3 open tables,
'V i"n.ii'. and il it iioes ntn bucwth iu , ...:t ,i . c l:d o1.7xcf
Presidential election it will have so modi- ,u J'.... .
companies, at time of
failure
i Total
Amount of insurance car-
lied by solvent coni-
5,255,124 27
$09,291,700 75
companies, at nine oi
failure
Total
Number of polices in
force, solvent compa-
'ArM,lo 00 flcQ tho other rty to make all fature princely rank among Catholics in Cro
$2,438,598,38870 administrations of the government faithful atia and Bosnia, and of his immense
interpreters of the wholesome and patriot political powcr,Tvith a kind ot tlreamy
mes . .
music may give effect to it, is a very dif- dumber of jiolicies in
ferent thinir from what it is in the naked force, bankrupt com-
idolatrv with which Father Hyaciuthe panics, ait time of tail-
i , i i. i...i it. ure --
ceieoraies ii in nis pieieuueu itiuim, ic
stood behind a table on which four candles
were burning. Before him was placed a
crucifix about two feet high. A boy
lvrmio-lit .in tli censer and Rwuntr it with
the burning incense. Father Hyaciuthe Average f poli-
consecrated the wafer and ate it, after
elevating and adoring it in the presence
of the people. He did the same with the
cup, and, having drunk it, washed it
thoroughly and rinsed it, that no particle
Total
Average amount of poli
cies in solvent compa-
nies
833,304
there arc no such remains at any other
place. It would be a" most singular thing
that the only building of such size and
material as to resist the ravages of time
should be foiiud in a village, and none
such in the only city of the neighborhood.
But whether this might to outweigh the
considerations which favor Kahn Minyeh
as the place where Capernaum stood, or
not, I leave others to determine.
Tiberias, built by Herod, and named
for the Emperor of Pome, was never,! so
2,189 00
cies in bankrupt com
panies .
Shepherd Homans, the well-known life
insurance actuary, is the authority for
saving:
It i !i Rt:u tlincr fact that, in round imm-
surrender where one is terminated by-
death, also that tlie average duration or
fnr ns we know, visited bv our- Lord. ' It4 tv;,! 1, was leaving and the Master lie Because, on leaving the bath, the aud-
urn cmin" with should meet, thenceforth den transition to a cold and dense meu-
followedhim withsoever he went. But ium, creates an effort in the body to pro -
there, in such a boat as we had been in,
i
of the divine essence might remain in tlie niue oliciea lill)SC by forfeiture and
chalace. Aim ne. went inrougu an me
mummery of the most absurb supersition
of the real presence, teaching the congre
gation by his every action, that he holds
to the doctrine of the real presence as
cordially as he ever did. He said no one
word to guard the hearer against the
idolatry of the mass, and the whole per
formance was as lioinish or pagan as if it
had been done in Notre Dame or St.
Pater's."
was some eight miles south of Capernaum,
on the west side of the lake, and was the
largest city in that region.. Having been
built on a grave yard, tlio Jews refused
to settle in it, and so tlte King had to get
straugers to occupy it. It was essentially
a. heathen city, and noted for its wicked,
ness. I remember only one passage of
Scripture that speaks of it, and that in
an incidental way. The site of the old
eity was nearer to the Baths than that of
the present town. There are some con
siderable ruins there, but I had no time
to examine them, though I took a moon
light walk to them.
It is probable that our Lord was never
in the street of this city, and that there
fore it never had the opportunity of re
jecting lfim in any formal way. Does this
account for the fact that it still exists ?
AVho can tell ! Yet even it, barely exists.
The glory of it is all gone.
It is one of the very strange facts of
history that the place so abhorred by
the Jews at first should have become a
sacred place with them at a later da v.
he was asleep on a pillow in the hinder
part of the ship much in the same posi
tion as we had seen one of the boatmen.
asleep to-day when a fierce storm swept
down from the mountains, and the dis
ciples, affrighted, called him, and he arose
to rebuke the wind aud the sea. There,
dace heat or resist cold, and the contin
uance of this action, for some time after
leaving the bath, occasions a second im
mersion to feel colder than the first.
Why, after cold bathing, should the
clothes be resumed as speedily as possible?
Because the body is not restored to its ac
in tl.o .lP.id of nirht. he had come to his customed temperature uum u is ciuu..,
disciples in the boat, walking on the tern- and by exposure to the air is liable to be
Overlookinir it. proba- come chilled
blvohtheheisrhts ofHattin, he had de- Whyfe violent exercise after bathing
IU kpmI thA rmnn nf sermons. In siffht injurious f
of its waters, whether on Tabor or Her- Because the pores of the skin having
njon, he had been transfigured. There been recently cleared, their functions are
his gifts of healing were showered among thereby stimulated and calculated to
tl, w ith a divine benefieieuce. All throw perspiration more copiously than
it hill :m1 nil its ripples had beeu made ordinarily.
radiant bv his presence. Even after he Why is bathing sometimes succeeded
suffered he had met his heart-broken dis
cipfes there, after their night of fruitless
toil, feeding them, with human tenderness,
with fish broiled upon it "fire of coals,"
and with divine compassion restoring the
AT THEIR OLD TRICKS.
Romish piiestsare at their old tricks in this
citv. Mrs." Caroline A. Merrill, widow of
Nathaniel W. Merrill, died here on October 18,
leavins a large estate. She seems to have been
an eccentric ieron, and of weak mind during
the latter part of her life. Of this the Roman
Catholic priests, who knew of her wealth, took
advantage, and, although she wa reared and
had always lived a Protestant, they persuaded
her to make a will, leaving the bulk of her
property, about $340,000, to Cardinal McClos-
key. The will is to be contested by the rela
tives, and while we are opposed to the practice
of contesting will, which is growing alarming
ly frequent, we are equally opposed to priestly
influence upon feeble-minded and aged per
sons in order to get possession of their mon
ey. A'. 1'. Obsurter.
Some sweet, dreamy poet tunes his lyre
to the refrain of "Love's Long Ago;" but
Hams part of his fee. "Williams got the
pardon and very naturally wanted the
balance of his fee. but Mrr McKee could
not see the thing as Mr. Williams saw it.
The value of Williams' services seemed
much greater to McKee a convict ih the
Penitentiary than to McKee a free man
ontf the Penitentiary, by grat e of Grant.
life-time of a policy is about seven years wmhung brought suit and McKee, plead
only.
Taking the average life of the insured
at 40 vears, aud tlie average premium at
25 per $1,000, will show that the policy
holders iu those bankrupt companies were
Because the blood-vessels on the sur- 1 what the youth of this generation want U
face of the body become contracted by to get hold is a quantity of reliable hints
the diminished temperature of the bath, on the subject of loves immediate present,
and impel an unusually large portion of -Worcester Tress.
fin 4"j3 ic l,olic" he 80 conscientiously inaugurat- feen as if could not be true, or
ed and resolutely maintained. .f , bishop i,atr-in SOme
way wrongfully acquired all this mag-
),91l w,en Mr. Mckee, the editor of the St. rnficence. Bishop btressmayer, how-
Louis Democrat, the leading Radical organ cvcr onv jjve3 a3 ,1S predecessors
of the West, was in the penitentiary last on proceed, 0f land8 granted
vearon account of his connection with ' ' . . . . ,
... . , . . - i .. to his see. and lus splendor is only re-
$2 tw5 00 tlie Wlnsk-y King, ne empioj eu .in utiA,.- - - .
v,uo.j w i f o I Klo Kdmiiso it is now retained.
nev named Williams to get a paruon ior i ma. v..
him from President Grant, lie paid Wil- by so few ecclesiastics.
The Primate -of Hungary is, we be
lieve, still richer, and one or two of the
Austrian bishops have still princely
revenues aud estates; but outside the
Hapsburg dominion there is no eccle
siastical grandeur-of the old, 'full
bodied kind remaining in the worldr
Less than a hundred years ago, Eu
rope was full of great clerics; five'or
SIX OI tnem were ftovticijjii nuvta,
twenty at least were ruling viceroys
and statesmen, and some scores ranked
in wealth and position and influence
on affairs with the greatest nobles and
ministers of state. Now there, is not
one ecclesiastic left in Europe, except
the Bishop of Urgal, who retains some
feudal riglits over A ndora, possessed
of power to send an offender to prison,
or of any direct share in the govern-
meut ot a state unless the isishop ot
N'izen is stilt in the Cabinet of Lisbon
or of any legal immunities not be
longing to the meanest subjects.
The clerical electors no longer rule,
the sovereign bishoprics have been
secularized, the cardinals no longer
reign as absolute viceroys in the lega
tions, and outside Austria, and we
fancy. one or two South American di
oceses, the Archbishop t Canterbury,
shorn and impoverished as he is, is
probably the richest prelate. Great
bishops in Germany are content with
1,200 ayear (G00O)ma-ny in France
live on MOO (83000). most of those
iu Spain do not get their stieiids, aud
the Italian bishops ure hardly belter
off than fairly-paid civil' oiiicers.
IiOndvu Spectator.
that even if he did promise to pay Wil
liams money, as alleged, to secure his
pardon that he ought not now to be made
to do it because such promise was unlaw
ful and eontrarv to cood morals, and on
paying, in round numbers, annually $12,- M dav juUve Wickman, of the Circuit
XX),000 for what ? Court at St. Louis, sustained it, using the
Taking a similar average for the com- folowig language : Contracts of the na
pauies now iu existence will show that fcnre of tho ()ne get ont in the petition are
over 833,000,000 is being paid annually illegrtl) as they teu(i to encourage the use
by policy-holders. And according to of iniproper ,ueang to accomplish the ob-
Shepherd Homans, only one-tenth of it will anU ten(1 to interfere with the proper
ever be required to pay death claims. exercise of the pardoning power, and are
Sixty-nine per cent, of all the compa- therefore against public policy 7,'e
nies that have done business in the Unit- tfaerver.
ed States for the past twenty-live years
have (to nse the slang phrase of a notori
ous stock gambler) "gone where the wood
bine twineth." And it amaze the Hon.
Commissioner for New Hampshire "that
the subject of insurance should have met,
during the past year, with such a merci
less ouslough of criticisms, strictures, and
denunciation," with the failures at only
09 per cent, of the whole. Instead of
"dissolving like lumps of sand ' it is more
like an immense land slide.
No war is here made upon tho princi
ple of life insurance. In season aud out
of season, all who have families depend
ent upon them are urged to effect an in
surance upon their lives for the benefit of
those they hold most dear. The particu
lar system is of little consequence coui-
The impurities that make water injurious
to health are organic matter?, t-uch as are
abundantly supplied by barnyard, drains and
eemetaries, where the decay of animal and
vegetable snbxtance ia going on. Some familiis
who live on farms, and who fancy they are
drinking the best of water, are, in fact con
stantly imbibing poison that wilt appear, per
haps n tne dreaded form of diphtheria or
typhoid (ever.Scienitfe American.
Recreations shonld not lie -expensive,
lest the pain of purchasing them exceed
the pleasure of their enjoyment.
In Yucatan and Honduras musk is ex
tracted from alligators. Their fat is used
for oil, and their skin for shoe leather.
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