« CHRISTIAN 9 HERALD. .y...................................... Frequently the woman mission ary would like uo ride, but she feels that she cannot afford such a luxu ry. Do you ask why do they need to ride, seeing the field is not so very stop to think how many hours they have gorfe from street to street, and up one flight of stairs after another ? It is by no means unusual, when looking for a family to receive the direc- Idon*^ rig^ "'Then, again, a missionary naturally feels. like contributing to the Lord’s work. But how can she otherwise ev&f' noticed that your lnissiuiiary frmibt'd tener as i t is-a dep a rt u re looks sadL-pale .and .worn! _ Callon from the rule.__________ __ her, Christian brother and sister. There are not a few persons en Have a plain talk with her, and gaged in endeavors to induce men, she will confess that she finds it especially members of the Church very hard to make ends meet, and or members to be, to believe that that this is wearing out premature we are not living under cast-iron ly her energies and very life. - regulations, when the fact is that Do you answer “ We cannot do we are. Besides, heaven itself is better; we are already giving and must be under cast-iron rules. above our means,” Then we say, Badness is badness and goodness is in all plainness, drop some of the goodness ; truth is truth and a lie WU! k Jibuting It*, and about which you know little or The spend thrift and the covetous nothing, and give more considera alike prefer that their two and two tion to your missionaries. With a should make five, or fifteen, or W will accurn«-. twen ty fi vo. desire plish tenfold more in building up and sometimes try to make them your church, in rescuing lost souls, selves believe that their two and in advancing Christ’s king lorn, J and two bad acts should not make four O O edf i oo, to be int e llig e ntly po s ted on the leading subjects of the day. But every purchase of a helpful book or paper means a sacrifice of proper food, or some article of prime necessity. Her work is a weary ing and wearing one. Her energies are sapped and fagged out; her health is undermined. I ns trail of going to a good physician, she says in her heart “ I cannot afford it,” and goes to some quack, who treats her gratis on condition of her reccomending him to others. She gets a vacation of a month. Go off somewhere she must. She ought to have some pleasant, restful boarding place, but up comes- the old objection “I cannot afford it.” So she finds some poor person to take her. Poor board ! Nothing nour ishing ! No companions ! No amusements ! Nothing whatever that is pleasant or will build her up! With a deep drawn sigh, she longs to be back in the city at her work. Such a vacation does her no good. When sick or grown old, the mis sionary becomes simply an olyect of charity. If too independent to receive alms, she can find her way to the poor-house. Christian, is this right ?Is it not divinely writ- ten “ The laborer is worthy of his hire ?” In your business relations you pay canvassers large saleries But to the canvasser for unconvert- you.-.give ta drink. We would not include all in this condemnation, for some of our churches, and one missionary society, at least, have in the past year increased the saleries’of their missionaries from $30 to $40 per month. All honor to them for their appreciative kindness“ and Christian consideration. Have you tor’a hands and encourage his amount to nothing. _ __________ heait. Be just, even though you We noticed last week, in a quar may not be able to boast of aiding ter prolific in such terms, a fling at so large a number of good works. “ the barbed-wire theory of the Let what is done be rightly and Church.” Again we accept the honestly done. Let there be indeed phrase. As a religious and moral and in truth Christian liberality. institution the Church must have Then will your missionary and co barbed-wire regulations. If it does worker;_go about her labors with a -not.it. fails to resemble the Divine lighter and more cheerful heart, and Government which has surrounded (TS rwwi. fui-lhel l'aiaeHaod^KTëvnw'tCKWbéd-Wfré blessed Master. She will no longer fences. carry a heavy heart within her own One of the truths this generation breast as she visits the sick-room, needs to learn is that it is under or as she goes in and out among moral and religious cast-iron regu- the poor and neglected, striving to _____ iatjona j and hemmed in by barbed- win them within the walls of -your wirefenceST It needsto hearoften sanctuary, and to bring them under Until it firmly belie vea ..the words the sound and influence of the Gos of our Lord : “ Enter ye in at the pel.— Christian at Work. strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth Cast-iron Dogmas. to destruction, and many there be One of the new phrases intended which go in thereat: Because to bring faithful statements of the strait is the gate, and narrow is the truths of Revelation into disrepute way, which leadeth unto life, an(d is that they are “ cast-i ran ” sys few there be that find it.” So tems of doctrine. The phrase un spake infinite love, redeeming love; fortunately is on the lips and on love that laid down life for men. the pens of men claiming to be And so spake perfect knowledge.— Christians, and who wish to put an Ex. excessively indefinite and hazy li Empty Words. beralism in the place of existing and authorized formulas. WelT, we ~Tast week_a~Jr6ung mail in Cin accept the |rhrase. Moral nths and cinnati murdered his paramour and religious truths are cast-iron ; as then killed himself. A letter to mathematical rules, and the laws of the Coroner which he left behind health and Irfe, and certain finan him indicates a not unusual but cial principles are as rigid as cast- most perverse state of mind. He iron. And cast-iron rules there says that her loved he so much that must be everywhere and in all re he could not die without her, and lations and pursuits. When they therefore took her life. What a are once ascertained the end of con shocking prostitution of the word troversy is reached. There is not love! The wretch did not love the and cannot be in the nature of woman at all, or else he would have things any liberality in such mat sought her happiness even at the ters ; a departure from the rule ne sacrifice of his own. What animat cessarily results in obtaining just ed him was a mere selfish desire | so much less of the benefits of per- for his own enjoyment, and as long the missionary’.sjakry^aniLfio ahe finds herself without any provision to meet such requests, though often times urged by absolute necessity. yLJLlft-.- HJ1 JJWrBBBWWHjMlWmwwiWM vtLítumM’«-T^»o<i«ruttuí» -------------------------------------------------------------- a s th e woman mi nis tered t n. th is bo— shielded her, butjwhen this ceased she must cease to live" We ’pro” test against this abuse of language which represents lust as love, and applies the name of man’s noblest affection to a mere appetite which men share with the inferior ani mals. The suicide, instead of be ing one of love’s martyrs was sim- . „ply the victim of his own mean sei- fishness. ^T wte r encp r efuiea t h er ho pe-, ».that « God will let them meet in heaven.” ' What sort of a place could he have supposed heaven to be ? What sort of a union would the murderer and his victim enjoy ? . All the Trust^^lKy”^^^^^” we“ have about heaven comes form the Bible, b1 holy place into which nothing un clean ever enters. "Yet the Kom 1 - cide who was living in sin with his companion coolly cherishes the hope that both will meet in the abode of the blessed. What would they do there ? With whom would they associate ? How could they have a moment’s peace when every sight and soundw^^ will doubtless meet in the other world, but in that place which is the exact opposite of heaven. The horror of that meeting what tongue can tell ?— Christian Intelligencer. —- . —... — . ______ Only a few come to the week night service, you say, whatever“ that may be—lecture or prayer meeting. Only a few;—but how the interests of the church rest on the shoulders of thbse few as its burden bearers 1 In their warm hearts is the nest of almost every good activity, cherished there and vitalized there, and sent out into being. That meeting for the few means a fire built at the centre; life-blood poured into the heart. You reach the controlling forces of the church in that little meeting. And then, how it pays to keep up such services in the season of “ few ness,” the months of coldness, of lit-“" tie interest, because out from that center will break out a heat that will go all over the church, and warm up the cold, frozen brethren and sisters who may come forward to scold sharply the old workers for their lack of zeal. Never mind. Let them flame. They are on fire. No matter if they don’t recognize the hearth flow whence came the coals in their*own bosom. How it did pay to keep up that humble, little, ever-dying yet ever living week night service.— Ex.