: 'At T . -n-iH. . - - r I 9- t.,-.. mm. N As tho prd liTotb, Avhat the Lord saith. uato mo, that will I spcak.'p'To. tho poor the Gospel is preached. r Ms! n r I s vol. n TTIKOOTTxVGE VISITOR, Pcfcliofced every Friday a i Editor and Publisher, Three a:i!83 TS. W.ofHenfiersoaville, N.C.. ! TERMS; One-copy iS-'ionths, ... '.. . . . e ii . A ii Single copy, 5 cents. r SI 50 75 50 i.dvertiscineots compatible with the character f the ..pa.je.r will be inserted at 10 cents per line, for tho tirst; ;h,8ertions ud 5 cents foreach aubsequentj hejurged, the more the iiffidel was alarmed, insert to. . .' - " ITT .!' . .1 1 1 ... .1 t'ov announcing a candidate for office, . . . 53 J oi work vxc ileu ueatly, nt prices correiipond r. with th times x !nVar.Mjly in advance. ?. : ' For the Cottage Visitor., MARS HILL COLLEGE. Bno. j Knowing that it will be inter- esiing to yoa. and hoping that it will be to our "readers, I take the privbge of droping ,you a lev? lines for publication. , The present-Session of this institution com menced Sept. 0th. 18G9, with 3 students a:.d has increased to 50. The future pros pects of the s.chool are promising Good Iktwi st preachers, fathers, mothers, brothers zvA sisiers Tve need mere of the young mcmbqis of the church educated to defend thJ cause of ch list. Fathers in the ministry donj't yia want your pUce filled at the end of yoiiir tniniMeiial career, with noble hearted .yodfhi, :'who v.itl. take your weapon of warfare and bravely sl op into the field of battle? If yon do '.send some of your spakling mountain youths'ont to ;-ce u and stay vith us about two. or ihree years, and wc will do them good. Moth'Qvs v dou't you want these noble : young nicn who are propyviug for" the ministry to have intelligent mid - interesting companious with whom theyaii spend adile ot pleasura ble labor aid usefulness? If you do send vour ilan'-i'H".s to Mars -tun, anu prepare rrt nc; tea fe n y w 1;L Jitws. liafLu 1 lii Ui . W c are .stnilin-ir liere in the jrreat caue S3 ol ot science. This is an aire progreSj don't let us .uirip you but come n.i,Ul r et vour share with us. Yours Truly, J. Hi S a siiEiiir f in Kansas; .r Jf am indebted to. the kindness of a friend in town lor the extract below, which is taken ironi' abetter. written" by his brother in Hays City Kati'sas, dated the Gth. instant. It - shows the wr etched state-of society in that region. Judging from passing events the ' wickedness of the people have nearly reached ii greatest turpitude not only in Kansas, but eKevvhere in our highly favored, but sin stain- ed land. ' . Ed. ' " ! - ; - ' ' " V ", Wild. Bill, one ol the most daring and notel p".nits of lanas, ami who ronce kiHcd nTpJli men (desperadoes)." who attcted him is shcful1 of this ; county ; and die shoots a .gamluing" .blackleg or horse thief, or some desperate character every -.week in Hays, on an average. - One night last week a party of lawless vidians, "got on a drunk," and went into a. restaurant kept by a grnian in Hays,' and began to act in a riotous manner. Calling for thinirs'and not paying for them; knocking over stoves y- breaking tumblers &c. While they were ; engaging themselves, thus Wild Bill, wh6 ; had been a silent spectator, Jrew out his revol ver, which he always has with him,- and shot the: ring-U ader" of the croud (Sam. Strawham) through the head. He fell dead without a groan. The remainder of the mob slunk away w uh out ven attempting to avengehis death.. Tbit is the mode ot administerinn justice out here. ' , " - A Backwoods Adventure. A Arirginia banker who was 'chairman of ,a uotcii Infidel club, was once travelino- through Kentucky, having with him bank bills to the amount of about $25,000. When he cauu tp a lonely, forest where murders and robberies were said to be frequent, he was soon lost, through laking the wrong road. JCh e darkness of the night came quickly over him, and how to escape from the threatenincr daiiger he knew notf.- In his alarm he snd . denly espied in the distance a dim light, and . urging his horse onward, he at length came toa wretched cabin. He knocked, and the door was opened by a woman who said that her hu&bavd was out hunting, but would soon jivuih. J us ltrilLlt;illHn Hill II M llic hnreo n n H ntered the cabin, but with feelings tfiat cauUpecial , care to your - r A. ..v.vv uuu NEAR HENDERSONVTLLF, C.. be better imagined than described. Here he was vith a large sum of money,' ami perhaps in ,the bouse of -one of the robbers whose name, was a terror to the county. In a short time the ru-wi of the.ho.s? return ed; He had on a 'eer skin shirt, a bear ikin cap, seemed fatigued, and in.i no talkative mood. r All tnis boded the infidel no good. He felt for his. pistols in hs pockets, and placed them so as to be ready for infant use. The man asked the stranger to retire-to bed, .Dul ne decrmed, .Buying he would Kit by the fire all night," The man urcdbut the mere upon artb,.hut hc .tktcriulnij.1 to sdl hi life as dearl? as he could. His infidel principles gave him no comfort. His tear grew into perfect agony. Wliat was fo be done-? j At. length the backwoodsman arose, reach ing! to the wooden shelf, took" down an old book and said : " ,-' '! Well,: stranger, if you won't go to bed, I will, but it is my habit to read a chapter of the. Holy Scriptures before going to bed.;' j What a change did these words produce. Alarm' Was-at ence removed from theskentic's mind, u hough avowing ilmsclf-an infidel he now 11 uaa counuence in uie iiule. lie lelt He felt th'atVuaan who kept an old e in his lnnse, aud read it, and 'bent his safe, Bib knee in praytr, was no robber or murderer. He listened to the simple prayer .of the ood mar, at once dismissed all . his fears, and laid down in that rude cabin, and slept as calmly as he duder.his fathei's roof. A From that time he ceased to revile-the ood old Bible, die became a sincere Christian, and often related,' tli3 storv of his rvnnifnl journey, to prove the folly of infidelity. Something About Wheels. le Vermont Chronicle relates the folio win ' incident about a sermon which muh nrnh-i. bly be repeated whith profit: ' m. " A brother in the ministry took occasion to preach on the passage in Luke xvi. 10 4 He that is unjust m the least is unjust also in; much.' The theme was, that men who take udyanu-.ge or others in small thing's, have the very element of character to wrong the com munity and individuals in great things, where the prospect ofcse.iping detcciion or censure is: as little to be d;i ailed. The preacher ex posed vhe various ways by which people wron' others; such Wvowing; by mistakes in raft!nV cIk,mo J ly errors in accounts; by cs caP'PoVt:i5:t's an(i custom house duiiW; IV managing to escape postage; by finding at ti tles and never seeking '-owners; and by inju ring articles borrowed, and never making the fact known to the owner when returned. j" One j lady the next day met her pastor, ami said,' M have becu up lo Mr. s, to rectify an error he made in giving me change a fty weeks ago, for I felt bitterly your re proof yesterday.' Another individual went to Boston to pay foran article not in her bill, which she noticed was 'not. charged when she paid it. I "A man, going home from meeting, said to i1 c?mpaii ion, I .d not believe there was a i" ine "eeung-house to-day, who did no feel condemned.' t After applying the sermon to a score or more .of his aenuairitanccs, he continuod Did'not the pastor uttor something about finding a hfV of id eels f believe not, neighbor A. He of keeping iittlethinnrs which had sifke been found.' . ; . j " ' V?11l-icri'11 he said something about finding a pair of lc!te h and -snr jiosed he meant me. I found a pair down in j my. lot a while ago.' ' .; i " 1 P ou't pnJ,i j bis companion, 'know whom they belong to ? .Mr. 15. lost tlm a short 'time a.w.' The owner was snnn ;.. possession of his w:lleels.',, 1 . - . K - - - ! Why Should tho - Work Cease ? A Pleafur Winter Sunday Schoo's. To Officer and Teachers: f Mr Dear Friends : It is a fatt tho' a fact bard to be accounted for that many Sunday-school especially in country dis- inccs, :Cose in the t;y. ami sometimes re main closed far into the spring. Why? Is Bible .instruction less valuable or less needed in winter than in summer ? ! Are souls less precious, or is labour for their conversion less a duty ? Do t lie world, thetflesh, and the devil cease to alluie and to destroy ? Do sickness and death cease thoir woyt ? Are all sure of renewed opportunity nevt vni 7 rI.t. t. i- i V.,v. . xwauuce qilCSllOriS SUfjejeSt the answer. . ; . i. . IVhr cliniil.l il. 1 - ih'uiii IIIUWOIK cease? Yon irive: common school in winter; get the hers, and cxprct the largest attendance ai7d the best inter- est. Literary Societies, Lyceums. Lectures, 'all literary in lull and educational movements lire L win- ani succcs-iuu ojcration in ter. . In social life it is the Fame. Social ga h enngs for purposes of an Jiscmcnt or profit, or both, are u;ultiplicd and well sustained. All is life now ! - J Christians multiply thar meetings" and eff orts for their own a:fd others goKl, We look for revivals mostly too many of us on lyin winter.- It iOe season of activity. Anji when all rise is , &ciivci"tv! j "should the Snnday-scl.oq tho best, in marty instances the only, means of religioiu instruction for the children and youth iro into winter (mailers ami ne iiormant; rather uie, and await a feeble and uncertain resurrection next year? I know the excuse, I dare not call them reasons, for this course. I only ask, Arfc they valid ? Will the M:scr accept theni ? Can you meet them, and the dear cues who arc to die this winter at the Judgment ? I entreat you to yray over this matter. Ask Jesus. Ask your conscience. Ask the chil dren. If they say keep on,- let it not be said, as -a little girl once exclaimed, ' Our Sunday- school stopped yesterday." "Why was that? ' she was astcd. : Because there were no teachers; they did ffCV come any more; in Mr. stopped the school?" and her griev ed and troubled look, and quivering lip, told how sorely she felt the loss of her sc looi. i i No! the school must not close. Bather, replenish the libraries this fall ! Get new pa qers ! Benew old subscription;! Bedonble your efforts to lead the cbiUrcn to Jesus? Call in new scholars ! Let us have a glorious winter campaign for Jesus and the. chidrcn ' I will do all I can to aid you by visits, or oth er wise: "Write me about it. Bv nil hohl Do not tlop tJc tcJiool Yours in love, ISAAC B. SELF, Missionary A raeric.in S. S..U.iloQ . Greene viile, Tean., Oct. 1. ISGtj. - A Good Example The Wachnsett Association, at its last Ses sion, held on the Slh. of September, by a spe cial vote, directed its Clerk to send two copies of its Minutes to Rev. B. Grifiith, n. d., Cor- responding Secretary of the American Baptist Micalion Society. This U done in order in furni.h to the Publication Society ihc mean, ..r : .i - w..,.v....-.e lear.notJc. Every Bnptist in me v.iniiiry uas a special intcrcKf 111 ing the'stathtics full and accurate. TK.i: rmple ol this Association is one that mav bo commended to every Society Convention, and! Association in the whoj country. The lat Year-Boidc contains Ihc following: l A spe cial request is made, that the Clerks ani Sec retaries of all Baptist Associations, Convcn toins, Theological Seminaries, Colleges, and other cducalional institutions, will please for ward, as soan as they are issued, two copies' of their Minutes, Keports. or. Catalogues, to B. Grifiith, D. D , 520 Arch street, Philadcl pbia' ' . It will be to the great and permanent ad vantage of the Baptist denomination, if thi request is cmnplicd with by every person to whom it appeals. . AUTUr-IIT. Now all ti e trees are b'iijU wjih g'-reou tin:?, Ah I swrctand coo! these f ijr Auturanat dijs; Sun.mc'r is gnr c. I tit far oVr vnYo D 1 hill October spreads her wtatth uf i nn !,, l.irf f ...t ....... A stfan;f, swet saJnes Cil tlubulnr air. A n-on.lrous-Crtlni pervades th ' earth nn2!. As if the Summer 1 ys, with h.I'erii ;; fe t," Ling rel awhile, as loth to sir good bye! Through gol.lenclond-, the caiTr Er.n iuhsdot Wish jfjMCfMlor b thed, behind Uie wevtcrn hi! And large and ronud the ine'dow harvest moun The landfcapv with it3 f.iiry radiance fi!N Mv heart rsrnTs to mlnr..'. -rtr. - - - I ..... v o Iq IIUMIU.'J Aud tears nnbiddtrr gather In my t-nt Fr tender mfmories and fond rrgrtt And lorgirgs v.iin, within ray heart aiise. Lonins unuttcred for the presence "kweet Which would have been my naLin a'd. tbe ye, Bnt chceiful fiih and h.vc s!ja!l ftiij be min?, For c.irih is fi:, a.I hrlwcn is v rr near. - I fr- - It is the dust aud the rust . which the rj liquid mercured has contracted that impair j1" li tranrchL' Oh, thonght I, docs nthe beauty of its lustfe and prevent thelt,ns ni3n Int '- i no furnace after .1 r . ..... ... Union OI IIS UlVldCd rhiTinlna A.,.1 what :r tinf OI.,ri worthy passions that nn- keep I apart Guthru. trae ChritianK OCTOBER; 29 1869. Only a Minute too lato.' Harry Wilson wajust setting ofT to school one winterd morning, when bis father called hint back to till him that bis Uncle lien, who lived in the country ten miles distant, was to be there that, afternoon with a tuo hcrse cutter, ami had invited Harry, his moth er, and aunt, and two itera to Uj; a long ride with him. . . ; Uacle Ben w very find of Harrr, who, for his part, thought there was nobody like Uncle Be ii. Many a merry walk they had had together through the woods in search of nnts; many a delightful row-on the LAe that was ct, Iikr-r trrj3t2l cp ii the c it km aid grrtyi of his gtar.d father's grounds. To visit his grandfather pleasant mansion in the country, and join Uncle Ben in hit varum sports and emrlovmcnK wxs alwavs a great enjoyment toHarrv.. So. a soon as he heard of the proposed s!eigh-ride, l.c said to LMmscIf tliat he would caax Uncle Ben to take him back wiih him to Deep. rater, which was the name of his grandfather's country-scat. What happy times they would have, thought Hairy, if his father and nncle would only agree to let him go! -Splendid with this deep jmow en the ground. The lake must ba fro zen too, the weather was so stinging cold; and there would be sledding, and sksting and snow-balling to his heart's content. Harry was so -full of his plans for enjoying himself in the furture that he was almost in danger of forgetting the prc.-:cut, and stood SunJav-idrcamily until his father came out to the hall, the lad was sloaly pulling on his mittens and tying his woollen comforter, and told him to hurry or he wonld be laie to school. 4rAnd mind, Harry, voir mnt be home precisely at four o'clock, for Uncle Ben docs net like to keep his horses standing in the cold.n Harry thought he would certainly be back long before four o'clock, but when school was dismissed, one of the boys in bis clas,askcd him to go home with him a few minute., a he'hada new and very diverting game to fdiow him. Instead of decidedly rcfusim Harry nllorrcd himself to be persuaded into accepting this invitation, for he was not one who denied himself any .gratification. Ten minutes or a quarter of an hour would make very little difference, he argned; and belles how could his father be sure that Uncle Ben would be there precisely nt four o'clock ? Much to his surprise and dismay, when he had' played several games wtih his school fellow, he found it was -just the hour lift had promised to be at home, and hi father's house 51 was quite at the other end of the citv. TT tr, . - v ' 1. . ! 1 . l" I1 . auaV r0RInn llic 5 iaiui uiuH-n; oui now great was tiis mortifi caiion an.l Iiapo:ntment when a he turned the corner near hi, homo, b sa the sleigh, with .i u-u .nirrw, Hashing rapidly through the Kireets: ana i.clorc he had time, or even thought of shouting to his Uncle to stop, the merry party were out of tight and hearing Poor Harry stood for some time dookin? .-orrowfnlly after them and then rent slowly homeward, Raying 33 he did so, "Only a minute too late T My young reatlers, Harry's dioppointmcnt would in tini'j bs forgotten, but the habit of "putting off' is easily firmed in youth, and often leads to sad rcsu!:.. w . There are, pciUp, no two woids u mvic luuuniiui soano; than these : " Too late; It is like the wail of a lost scnl, fur how many put .f rrpc:.ance and thoulita ( death and eternity, unill itls, alas, too lale . May you never have cause in a dvin- iour to repeat this sad lament ; bnt begin v.fx U ' T - - - - i i - anu mere l saw seven: ma.- 1 T ga of raritm fornn. The workmen took one.piece cf glars and pr.t ii into one farnace. then he put it into a ? ecc n 1, and into a third I tfked bin, Wl:y do cu jet that lr :o s0 many fircfc?" Unanswered me, Oh, fir, the Grs$ jrs ii ;tl;ot enough, nor the second, and therefore we r.ut it into the third, and th- ::i anoiner, mat it may be rendered perfrct? my. God, put mc into one furnace afrcr an other, that my wul may be transparent, that I may see God as he Wf t i NO" 49 "Br RET. A. O. LT.XCH. " '' It is the Christian narao rc pralso . Throughout thU trotM and endles days; For God will then with glory crown, '"' Where they shall never gee a frown : The sister's faith in Chrut was strong 1 : By which she triumphed over wrong; ' And in the early dawn of youth, 3 Sho then obey "d the God of truth. . She was a stra-igtr here bclor, ' And fhuncil the path that led t-j woe, A liome fche snht above the skies, "Where living ; Irssurcs m vcr dies. i ' " lly ClnUt the truaud iiting war, -She then did 'aia the perfect dy, While 1 am lelt to weep and mourn, Im a strange laud that' not my orn. - Xo this is not the land for mc, .That land like &itcr I must .see, It U a better land for me, Tharnall thi world can ever be. Now I will journey through this world, I've sold it for a precious pcirl And since my sister now has gone, I'll not be in the deserting. In all thU land I find no rest, I c?k a home with all the bleWd, There sin and sorrow is not known; I lang t!it glorbm land t own. Now like my sister I'll pray on, And g the way that she has gone, Then when my boJy fails end die?, I'll reign with her above the ikies. The Devil's Harvest. Carefully compiled statistics show that 00,000 lives ?.rc ar.nally dtstroycil by intem perance in the United States. - I00,0o0 men and woman arc yearly sent to risen in consequence of strong; drink. 20,000 children arc yearly sent to the por house for the same reason. -0,003 murders arc another of the yearly lamtsn! m tern pc ranee. 100 suicides follow in this fearful catalogue of-miKcrica. 200,000 orphans arc bequeathed each year to public and private chsritv. $200,000,000 arc ycr.rlv exiended to produce this shocking amount of crime and misery, and as mnch more is lost in time raste, cm the Miije cause. Is it nnt t that which pr.vluces fuch rczzht frcra our country? Can we b human, if we hcMtate to Tend our aid to such a cause? Do not hu manity and religion Loth demand it as a dnty we owe to. enr race? Let him uho reads this, lay it to lcart. Intemperance, with its tiain of woe, Is rife wherever we may go ; ' On ever hand vrc meet the for. . The victim of thi wofol cae V.: V rncF !ih and t nr. a iiuii an uvmio. A gentleman in Ncwrt, N. C. forxrird. ns $1.50 as a snbstription to the Weekly Sn for eighteen month, to be pnt. r..t. Elijah D. D.tTdcMy.of NevrnArt (o nhom tho subscription has been awarded j a school i uc mca oi making snch an award to cW. children is certainly a nc7 one, but ncvcrlhc- ed, liberally, mid iu cfiVct upon the intelli gence of the Inland girhj i f North Carolina, will be ciy ntfikrng; we shall have a class of youth growing up arctmd us thcron'hlr frptcl in the current hi.-trry" cf the world actim, and this information will 1 c worth as mu:h to them as the b.'k learning" which they acquire at :hpcl. In nggctiog that the pipers placed in their l.nd fhould bo of cur own State must net le cons'raed into selfidmcv Let tha children learn of their home aCaiia,aud while learning ibis tlje trill also "obtain the gist of neWra of o:ber Stattt and foreign countries. We like the ilea. JtV. Discbarges in Bankruptcy. The following discharges in Bankruptcy, rom the 7th District, wai granted at llliza bcth City, Septcmler 2-1 th, 16G0, by hia Hon. Judge Brooks: 31. B. Setser, Tha i. P. S;!cr, David Bgcnc, Drcnry Weeks, D. C.. Cunoiogharn, Leon. 1- F. Silcr, RUift. Hett Chapman, John Hildc-" brand, T. C. Wbgate, D. M. Hawkins, II II. Canningham, Jcs.e S. Smith, Kdvard Seticr, Joha M. Patt m, John Beed, Samccl I'. Brit taiu, I). T. Bamoar, M. L. Briltain, (Bauour & Brittaiu), John B. BainI, Jas. M. Baird, L. Ghapman, (JJt .Barid Z:Co. Ex? . . .. O

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