Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18??, December 07, 1883, Page 9, Image 9

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All matter intended for thia department
ihould be addreaaed to Prof. J. Durham, Col-
lege City, California.
Abingdon College Monthly.
We have received No., 2 of this
spicy College Journal. It is neatly
gotten up in all its parts and is
well deserving a liberal support
Among its editors I find no one of
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California Department.
take a look at the notes of those them, that it may be said of them
lectures and call to mimi my Beat ..As,, was said oL righteous.. Abel,
t^e ^amilia r fi fces “ Though being dead yet he speaks.77
that sat around, whom, were I to' It is an easy thing to speak while
name, they would be by the score. we live, but to speak after death,
We have, probably, tie only bound “ There’s the rub.”
volume of the catalogues from its i The good work of Abingdon Col­
founding,till the year 71 together lege in her days pa&t is a sufficient
with the first Baccalaureate sermon guaranty for her future. May the
delivered to her first born twin good brethren who are favored with
daughters. ‘Wife and I very often such a noble institution near them
look over the names of the “old rally to its support, that its useful-
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But I linger too JoDg around
these scenes of memory.... They may
not be of much .interest“to th A
reader, but to me and many others
they are pearls on a golden chain.
May success abundantly cover
this paper enterprise.
Long before this reaches the
many readers of the H er X ld , there
will have been a “ Reunion of the
churches of the Military Tract” in
1 11 in o is-^theeet*nA »y-’ l y i ng 4 m A w eeii
the Mississippi and Illinois rivers).
The meeting was held in Abing­
don, Illinois, in honor of the union
of the churches, also to consult and
plan for the extension of Christiani-
The most familiar object to me work and it may be to the shadows greatly desire to again tread her
is the picture of my Alma Mater, of the dark river. Time moved on classic halls, to see the spot where
and through the golden links of in his winged flight and the dark I stood, when I made my first
memory, swifter than an arrow, I cloud of war that covered the na­ effort in society and Biblical Insti­
go back to the morning when tion hung a nimbus fleece over us, tute, to see where I saw and heard
grand o
ire was reopened as mn rnvrr-othrr-* tottnrtmrra "“OT
and the writer stepped into room the land. The faculty stood to­ maiden efforts, many of whom are long and interesting programme
No. 2, opened the register, through gether to sustain the integrity of to day among the leading minis­ had been published, embracing a
the.. institution; the cloud was ters,' educators, editors, musicians, large range of thought, and dis-
which a stream of hftut nama
(• iimhioij , Insides Iieing inlaid in all
|| ing in to warm our shiveling risen, its (Luk fringes were lifted lawyers and physicians of the na­
its parts with devotional exercises
■ frames; we turned to the right, and the golden lights of peace shone tion, and should I return soon to
and exhortations; only a few of
■ opened the blinds, and in came a upon the land, and in a few years visit the old .haunts, the~e is one
the names are known to me, and
■ Hood of golden light from the rising her halls were crowded with Hearts familiar Voice I hope to hear—Bro.
some are very dear on account of
I sun, and with bared head and throbbing for learning. The de- Butler’s, his work is well done,
long associations—J. T. Toof, J. B.
1 sparkling eyes, we turned our faces mand for a new building came. The silver threads adorn his temples,
Royal, H. R. Tricket, S. F. Shelton
I toward heaven to kiss the rising corner stone was laid, the building furrows trace his brow, his sons and and J. W. Butler, all noble, good
■ beams and exclaim, “ llail! holy rose day by day and was completed daughters are scattered from lake men. Already have they sung
of heo.eaa„Jkst- . beautiful, imposing and convenient. to gulf and from sea to sea. May
“ Nearer my God to T-hee,” and
The faculty ■ -thenr’-BtiSferr■
| born?7”“
“How Firm the Foundation.” How
I looked right and left of the President, A t ~J. Thomson, A. Linn, ful symphonies of angelic messen- (
I picture, that if perchance I might A. P. Aten anef the writer. These i , crers welcome him to a better home. I longed to be with them, but I
could only be present in spirit and
[ view the trees rny own hands helped ]' now-are -seaUered---Fe|H^senti«g■--as Ah Lyes, there is another voice J l .
prayer. May theLord bless the
I place there, for which we broke the many different States, save one, A. wish to hear, “That old familiar
work and the workers.
I grassy sod, laid down the rootlets, Linn, who sleeps on a sunny slope bell,” and from our sunny home I
hear its swelling notes, when its
I steadied the twigs while we re- with the silent dead.
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tuG . lUe 110 w earth:—Wrttrt
Amt Ltrough “the dooTs of—that achoing-Aonea,.„first called jme . to. * ,,__ The Boys
“You can’t keep boys quite
I many a merry laugh and only half grand old institution should never chapel, and I saw what had ap
straight you know. They must
I in sport
looked toward a day, be opened again, yet the good work
I when, perhaps, our own should re- she has done has amply paid for monster—one of the College Facul­ have & chance to sow their wild
I ceive beneath their shades to rest every dollar paid for its erection. ty. J. C. Reynolds and I would oats.” Must ? A word from Satan’s
I their minds as they drank of the Let us then look at the effect of have almost fallen before him had vocabulary! Look ahead a few­
I fountain of knowledge so wisely shaping the minds and characters he not extended his hand of wel­ years. There he goes—young boy!
I founded and so dearly fostered by of the young, of which eternity come to me. My fears were allay­ swearing, swaggering, coarse, ob­
alone can grasp the glowing theme. ed, my ner.ves quieted, my shiver­ scene’ You hope he will marry and
I the devoted friends of truth.
ing ceased, for he also was a man, sober down ! Yes, if some pure girl
Scarcely had chose trees been I am thoroughly convinced that
I planted till almost daily we sought there is no other investment under and his genial countenance gave me will pour the fullness of her sweet
life into the turbid stream of his,
I a vacant hour to wander here and the shining heavens that pays such welcome.
Again, the “ old college bell ” there is a bare chance that he may
there to see when the sunshine and a rich revenue to the world, man
I showers had awakened the first bud and God as the dollars invested in rings out on th4 gentle air, those be saved. How much better to
golden days of yore, when we met have trained him to the right when
into life; thus we watched each an -institution of that sort. Like
bud and flower open their smiling changes that occur in college jvork, a fair maiden with ruddy cheeks, you had him under your hands 1 In
I leaves to the vernal sun. At ball Tier management is in other 4tamU, with auburn curls that hung grace- the outset he was. not unlike his
fully around a cheerful counte­ sister in mosals. You held her to
I and base we sported upon the green but her interests and objects are still
nance, the very lineaments of the proprieties and decencies, while
and plucked the first buttercup the same. President Biuner, a de­
which were the tracery of purity, you let him run at his own will in
that dare open its petals near the voted, earnest, faithful, sacrificing
Chiistian; a man of strength, of love, goodness and intellect. We paths of misdeed. Now, in purity
students’ walk.
love to live those days over again, of life, they are leagues apart. There
We look far back more than a mind and force of character, and
they are all dear to cherish and joy are as many boys as there are girls
quarter of a century to the old the success of our Alma Mater is
in the infant class of. our Sunday-
chapel, when a student for years dear to him. I have no doubt he to tell.
Again, I listen, and I hear its schools ; but not one half as many
we sat and enjoyed the eloquent has an able corps of assistants. The
I lectures of Presidents Murphy and brethren of the military tract will solemn peal, striking off the funeral boys as girls in the Bible classes.
knell of a sainted mother, gone to a
Butler; through the influence of the hold up the hand of these men- better home where the funeral cor­ Women outnumber men in the
I former, the old building was erect- They will give their prayers, their tege ne’er is seen, and the weary are church two to one. In the State­
prison men outnumber women fifty
I ed, and through the work and sympathy and their money. Men at rest.
to one. This sad proportion tells
council of the latter the now build- had better die penniless themselves Rest in peace for thy work is done,
its own story.— Gospel Teacher.
ing* was reared. Occasionally I that they may leave a work behind And I shall weep, a loviDg son.
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