(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Christian Family Companion (1872)"

t%« 



-a. ^*r 



^ > 



ft X ^y 



„ > % • $V?< 






i*'#M 



* ■■''■** *^ 



TIHIIE 

CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION: 

yV|M Advocate of 
PR.IMITIVE CHFLISTIAISriTY, 

PURE AND UNDEFILED RELIGION. 



H, R. HOLSINGER, Editor 

J. W. BEER, Asst. Editor. 

A 

\S> HBH^M 

" ; VY'H030EVEF( J.OVETH jVIE -f^EEPETH MY ^0/v1JVlA]MDMEJMTg."— Je^U?. 






Volume VIM. 



^ PUBLISHED BY THE EDITOR 

BY PERMISSION OF THE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN'. 



DALE CITY. PENN'A. 

1872. 



10 



)I£) 



(pristfatt (Jjamiltr <|tfmpmmt, 



BY H. R. HOLSINOEB. 



" Whosoever loveth me keepeth my commandments"— Jbbus. 



Volume VIII. DALE CITY, PA., TUESDAY, JAN. 2, 1872. 



At $1.60 Per Annum 

Number 1. 



For the Companion. 
Who will cry to the Rocks and Mountain*? 

I have long been impressed to cast in my lit 1 * 
tie mite for the Companion, but feeling my own 
imperfection, I have withheld my hand. To-day 
I asked- myself : have I improved my time and 
talent that God has given me, or have I bur-* 
ried it in the earth ] If so, may God help us in 
the future to make wise improvements. We are 
not here to live for self alone. No ; we are 
taught to help each other ; to bear each other's 
burdens. Here self must be denied, passions 
suppressed, and patience tried. May .God bring 
it home to our hearts, especially to those who 
have rolled their burdens on others. We are 
taught in God's word, if we fail in one point 
we are guilty of all. Then what manner of 
persons ought we to be, who must give an ac*» 
count for every idle word. Need we wonder who 
will "cry to the rocks and mountains to fall up- 
on us, and hide us from the face of him that sit- 
teth upon the throne ?" 

I do not think this means the sinner and un- 
godly, for it will be said to them, "depart from 
me ye workers of iniquity, I never knew you ;" 
and these will go away into everlasting punish- 
ment. It is to be feared that cry will be made 
by some that have named the name of Christ, 
and have deviated from the word of the Lord. 
Lamentable indeed after bearing the burden and 
heat of the day. Would it not be well for us to 
ask ourselves, is it I ? Is it I, who will cry to 
the rocks and mountains to fall on us 1 Awful 
and terrible will be that disappointment. Is it 
not enough to arouse every one to a sense of du^ 
ty. May God help us to work whilst it is called 
to-day, for the night of death will overtake us, 
wherein no man can work. 

Susan Edwards. 
Taylor, Ills. 

Narrow-minded men, who have not a thought 
beyond the little sphere ol their own vision, re- 
call the Hindoo saying —-"The snail sees noth> 
ing Ifafc hi* PWn shell, *fld thinks it th*> grandest 



For the Companion. 



Maxims 



Persevere against discouragements, keep your 
temper. Employ leisure in study, and always 
have something in hand. Be punctual and me- 
thodical in business, and never procrastinate. 
Never be in v a hurry. Preserve self-possession, 
and do not be talked out ot conviction. Rise 
early, and be an economist of time. Maintain 
dignity without the appearance of pride ; man- 
ner is something to every body, and every thing 
with some. Be guarded in discourse, attentive 
and slow to speak. Never acquiesce in immor- 
al or pernicious opinions. Be not forward to as- 
sign reasons to those who have no right to ask. 
Think nothing is conduct unimportant or in. 
different. Rather set than follow examples. 
Practice strict temperance, and in your transac- 
tions remember the final account. Let your 
course be onward and upward ; pay your hom- 
age to the God of heaven, through your obser- 
vance of the great principles of friendship and 
brotherhood, which he has laid down for your 
observance ; thus you will with His blessing : 
your noble order will spread until the whole hu- 
man family will be embodied in the great plan 
of common brotherhood. 

Martin. 

New Lebanon, Ohio. 



Turn withersoever we will, we find the belief 
in immortality. Tn every nation ever known, 
in every race that has ever lived, in every age, 
; of this changing world, we find it. Every Ian 
guage known to man as now or heretofore spo- 
ken among the babblers of this earth, isconstmr- 
ted in accordance with it. Tn all ages men in 
dying have looked on death as simply the soul's 
I putting off its tabernacle. There r are exceptions, 
! but they are so few that they hardly attract our 
attention, and do not destroy the practical accu- 
; racy of our statement. The bslief in immortal- 
; i ty "is c'n* o] t!s$ ttrmeteal convictions of fh 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. 
A Crumb ©t Manua. 

To a Cross-bearing, Cross-honoring Sister. 
BY C. H. BALSBAUGH. 

Grace be with you, to find the good purpose 
ot God in all your vicissitudes and trials. To 
"apprehend that for which also we are appre- 
hended of Christ Jesus," requires close walking 
with God. To be enabled and sustained by the 
lofty consc'ousness of reposing on the Almighty 
Arm, and h "i.ided by unerring Wisdom, is 

the privilege ol 'the least of all saints." He call- 
eth His own sheep by name, and leadeth them 
out." Each saint has his course shaped to meet 
his highest wants, develop his nature symmetric 
cally, and lead him ever upward into that par- 
ticipation of Divinity which yields perfect com- 
posure when sense and reason foil, and qualifies 
for the destiny which God reserves for the indi- 
vidual bfliever, "My sheep hear my vo^ce, and 
I know them, and 'hey follow me." That God 
has a definite end for every soul, and a definite 
plan to reach that end, admits not of a d.uubt. — 
It is our wisdom, our dignity, our glory and our 
joy, to be so wholly at the Divine disposal as to 
be led by H . Spirit into and along the path 
where His ends may be compassed*. Your lot, 
and mine, is painful and perplexing, only as 
there is friction between God's will and ours. If 
we have the faith and confidence to ' go out," in 
the cheerful tacr'fice of all that is "seen and 
temporal," ''■not knowing whither toe go" assured 
that we go at. God's call, we have the strongest 
support, and the sweetest solace possible for the 
s-eul to enjoy. 

You remark, somewhat despondingly, that 
huge mountains often obstruct your course, have 
"so many little battles to fight, so many crosses 
to bear and so many great temptations to resist." 
Beloved, tell you a secret, not wholly a 

secret to you, nor to any of the elect. If we 
would be led along by the Omniscient, all em- 
bracing counsel of the Most High, we must 
know what is meant by these wondrous words : 
"Your Life is hid tvith Christ in God." — 
There must be a complete renunciation of every- 
thing that offends the presence of the Holy 
Spirit. If we would have as our peace and con- 
fidence "the testimony that we please God," we 
must be sure to let him have His pleasure in us. 
This is the only true life-insurance, for we will 



be so entirely in the line of God's purpose, that 
"all things work together for our good." To 
! such a soul there can be no real disaster. Hav- 
ing our aims and aspirations infolded by faith in 
God's ends respecting us, the outcome must be 
a realization of the Divine thought, and, ot 
course, our highest good. 

To have it for your joy that you are at one 
with God, vitalized, moulded, directed by God, 
the vehicle of His thought and action, you must 
have it as your undivided object to rise above all 
aims and pursuits that repel the Holy Spirit 
from being the Lite of your life. k *Keep your 
head with all diligence." Let the springs of your 
being be so well-kept, so close to the Great 
Fount and Model, so centred and enveloped in 
the All-Holy, that you will be carried along with 
the Divine will and movement, as the arm and 
foot are kept in unity with the thought and pur- 
pose of the head and the heart. The "joy of 
the Lord," "the peace that passeth all under- 
standing," require an entire settlement of the 
soul in the Divine purpose and discipline, so that 
your trust in Jesus will give you the same rest 
and peace as though you could see all the good 
and glorious ends of God in all your "little bat- 
tles, heavy crosses, and great temptations." 
Take Christ by the hand, by faith, and do it 
heartily, borrowing no trouble from the morrow, 
taking step by step in the holy confidence that 
your fiery trials will but refine and crystallize 
your nature, bringing out more clearly and radi- 
antly the lineaments of your adorable Redeemer. 

Study attentively Heb. 12 : 3. Read it as 
often as the verse contains words, emphasizing a 
different word at each reading. Glorious, up- 
lifting, transporting meanings will unfold as you 
proceed. When you get to the heart of it, you 
will find yourself on the very bosom ot Infinite 
Love, t ;o blissfully satisfied with the fullness|of 
Christ, to be greatly disturbed by "little battles," 
or big. Let every thing be done as the result 
of daily counsel with God. Carry your censer 
with you, wherein you go, and envelop all whom 
you meet with the "sweet- smelling savor" of a 
Christ glorifying life. 

"Are you a Christian,- my friend ?'! "I long 
to be one," was the reply. "Bat you may long 
to be a Christian all your life, and yet lose your 
soul at last ; if your action ends where it begins, 
with simply longing to be a Christian. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILYCOMPANION. 



For tho Companion. 



New Year. 



At the commencement of each year there is 
spread betore us, as it were, a pure blank page ; 
divided like a diary, into three hundred and six- 
ty five days. Every day we fill the allotted 
space ; and because we write carelessly, almost 
unconsciously, we make many crooked lines, 
and large blots, and thus mar the history of our 
lives. Looking over the last page, how soiled 
and blured it appears ! We find much to re- 
gret, much that we would obliterate if we 
could. But what we have written we have 
written, and we cannot effice it. 

Looking back across the lapse of time, to that 
mournful day when the first of the human race 
— "hand in hand, with wand'ring steps and slow 
through Eden took their solitary way" out 
through the gates to commence life anew in a 
sin cursed earth, we find that each page of the 
world's history has been blotted in the same 
way. Blotted by acts of rebellion against God, 
by deeds of cruelty to one another. "Man's in- 
humanity to man has made countless thousands 
mourn." We not only read of, but seem to 
hear the cry of those laboring under hard task 
masters, and the wailing of an innumerable mul- 
titude of the oppressed in all ages. We seem to 
hear the blast of the tiumpet, the tramp of 
hosts, the clash of armies, and the shrieks of the 
dying ; and now and then, above all this, we 
hear the thunderings of God's wrath upon a 
burning city, a perishing nation, or a doomed 
world. But along with this sad noise and strife, 
there comes down, through all time, a gentle 
sound like a soft strain of music, telling of the 
universal brotherhood of man — of man's love 
and compassion for his fellow man. Sometimes, 
like the music of an Eolian harp, the sound be- 
comes so soft and low that it can scarcely be 
heard, and then again, in hours of peril and an- 
guish, rising into the higher notes of human he- 
roism. 

Leafing back over nearly two thousand pages, 
how divinely sweet and melodious that strain 
becomes. During the humanity of Christ the 
chords were touched as none but Jesus ever 
touched them ; and that soft sound has been 
sweeter ever since a,s though the echo of his 
touch had mingled with the imperfect notes his 
followers have sounded since. Both these sounds 



! have came down to the close of eighteen blun- 

( dred and seventy one ; one telling of sin, the 

other of righteousness — one singing of love — the 

other sou uiing the shrill notes of hatred and 

strife. 

And now which shall we inscribe on the pure 
blank page which lies before us 1 VVith pro- 
phetic soul we seem to know what the nations 
will write ; but what shall we who walk in the 
lowly places of earth 1 We have nothing to do 
with the nations. Shall we assist in keeping 
up, and strengthening that sweet strain that has 
come down to us ? or shall we help to increase 
that harsh sound of emulation, and strife 1 I 
fear we shall, as in the past, strike both chords ; 
now playing on this, and then that — sending 
forth sweet, and bitter water from the same 
fountain. But oh ! that the soft, sweet strain 
might, at least in the Church of God, prevail 
above the other. 

It we fill the page with a record of the works 
flesh, such as : "hatred, variance, emulation 
wrath, strife, envyings, revelings," &c, of the 
we will have to crowd the margin with words of 
penitence, and remorse. But if the works of the 
Spirit prevail, such as : "gentleness, goodness, 
faith, meekness, temperance " we can write in 
the margin songs of praise and thanksgiving. — 
Let us pray that God will keep, for us, the page 
pure to the end ; not blank, for we want to 
work, but free from the blots of sin. 

E. Williams. 



Why are we not sanctified, purified, becom- 
ing more and more each day a glorious Church, 
not having spot, nor wrinkle, nor any such 
thing ? Simply because there is so little read- 
ing — living on — the Word. It is the only thing 
that can transform us into the image of God. — 
The Spirit works by the Word. 

Christianity meets us in our spiritual ruin and 
helplessness, and brings us, in the Gospel of the 
blessed Jesus, "glad tidings of great joy." And 
a man becomes a Christian in the acceptance of 
these tidings, and in the embracing of the Sav- 
iour whom they reveal. -- 

Faith will invariably show itselt in works ; 
and he who is a real Christian will exhibit in a 
life of holiness and usefulness the Character that 
adorned his Lord. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Christian Family Companion. 

DALE CITY, PA., Jan. .2, 1872. 



Our Greeting. 

Surely the Lord is good, and we are a 
monument of his great mercy, whom he 
lias permitted to stand another whole 
year, and to tread upon the threshhold of 
another, and now we are permitted to re- 
peat our annual greeting to our kind pa- 
trons, very many of whom have also been 
favored with life, and the privilege of en- 
joying it. And now, will we not first of 
all, breathe forth an offering of praise and 
thanksgiving to the Great Giver of all 
blessings. W hen our mind reverts to the 
past, we can recall names which have been 
upon our bonks from the first number to 
the close of last year, but now the hands 
that so readily placed their names upon 
our lists are locked iD the cold embrace of 
death. They cannot unfold them.— 
Their names are enrolled in the long lists 
of obituary notices found in the seventh 
volume of our paper, and their memory 
lies deep in our hearts. Their souls, we 
fondly hope, are basking in the Redeem- 
er's love, in the bright world where sor- 
rows never enter. Let us prepare to fol- 
ow them, for be assured, friendly.read- 
ers that some of you who are now tracing 
our thoughts, will be numbered among 
them ere this year will have come to a 
close. Let us be God's dear children, 
then let come what will, we are safe. If 
he wishes us to labor here, where we know 
and are known, even though our lot be 
cast in vallies of poverty, let us work in- 
dustriously, for our Master gives a good re- 
ward. And should it be his good pleas- 
ure to remove us to the better mansions, 
our Father's own abode, where we shall 
see him as he is, and — glorious thought 
—we shall be like him, we shall again 
have occasion for loud songs of praise.— 
But letus at all times remember that he 
that has "this hope in him purifieth him- 
self, even as he is pure." Let us walk 
worthy of our high calling ; keeping our 
garments undefiled from the pollusions of 
sin, and the dark stains of iniquity. 

But while death has committed his 
ravages, time introduced its changes ; 
and opposition worked its work, when we 
turn to our subscription books, we still 
find many familiar names, reminding 
us of many friendly faces which are among 
us, and standing by us. This fact en- 



courages us, and inspires us with hope 
and resolution for future duties ; and so 
we now set out afresh in our Master's ser- 
vice. And in doing so we feel as though 
we might promise our readers something 
more than usual, during the present vol- 
ume ; but as the future is full of uncer- 
tainties, we will refrain, and instead pro- 
ceed to actual work, doing with our might 
what our hands find to do, and trusting 
in God for what may come. We are 
happy to be able to present to our readers 
a model paper in our first issue for eigh- 
teen hundred and seventy-two, and to in- 
form them that for several numbers more 
we shall not lack for spice and variety. 

Wishing all our readers, old and new, a 
happy and prosperous year, in its begin- 
ning and its close, we send forth our mes- 
senger, in the name of peace and love. 



Tickets tor Sale. 

We have in our possesion two first 
class tickets, from Pittsburg to Balti- 
more, by the way of Harrisburg, 
which we will sell for one dollar a 
piece less, than they can be bought 
for of first hands. 



Brethren's Almanacs for 1872. 

Thosands have already been sold. 
Hundreds may still be had. Price 
lOcts for one, 40cts for six, 75cts for 
twelve. 



Church Property Deeds. 

To whom should a" deed for a meet- 
ing house lot be made ? 

John Long. 

It should be made" to the Deacons, 
who are properly the Trustees of the 
church, and their successors in office 
for ever. Suppose you have three 
deacons, you should have your con- 
veyance read thus : To John Long, 
James Smith, and Peter Jones, Trus- 
tees of the Church of the Brethren at 
Hausertown, Indiana, and their suc- 
cessors in the office forever, to have 
and to hold the same, in trust, for the 
use of said Church, &c. 



Chicago and the Great Conflagra- 
tion. 

A book bearing the above title ia 

about to be issued by Hubbard B:os., 

723, Sansom st. Philadelphia, Pa., 

who solicit agents to sell it by sub- 



scription. A better selling work, at 
this time, can not be found. It is 
written by Messrs Colbert and Cham- 
berlain, of the Chicago Tribune, and 
will therefore be reliable and accur- 
ate. 

The Bow in the < loud. 

Such is the title of another new 
Book published by the Hubbard 
Brothers. It is mostly written by 
Bishop Stehens, and is pronounced as 
being one of the choicest works of his 
life. It will be sold only by sub- 
scription, and agents will find it ready 
sale. Apply to Hubbard Brothers, 
Publishers, 723 Samsom st. Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 



Vick's Floral Guide. 

The above is the title of an ele- 
gantly printed catalogue of Flowers 
and Vegitables cultivated by Mr. 
James Tick, which will be sent upon 
the receipt of ten cents, which is not 
more than one-fourth of its cost. It 
is worth the money just to look at the 
illustrations. And if you want to 
buy seeds of the finest flowers, shrub- 
berry, and vegitables it will tell you 
justhowto order them, their cost, 
and all you want to know. If you 
order the catalogue, or seeds, tell Mr. 
Vick about this notice. Address 
James Tick, Rochester, N. Y. 



The Pious Youth. 

The fate of our Juvenile monthly is 
still not positively decided, though its case 
is extremely doubtful, and unless a pow- 
erful stimulant will be administered with- 
in a week, we shall be obliged to announce 
its untimely end. The December No. for 
1871, No. 12, will not be issued for anoth- 
week. 

Last Year's Almanacs. 

Should any of our readers have 
copies of last year's Brethren's Alma- 
nacs on hand, we would be pleased 
to exchange of this year's lor a few 
of them. 



Answers to Correspondents. 

Alfred Stowell : Quite satisfac- 
tory. 
Philimon Hoffert: All right. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILYCOMI' ANION. 



For l he Companion 
Our Companion. 

The word, "companion", has to 
many of us, become a familiar house- 
hold word ; and being brought before 
us, by his weekly visits, we have 
formed an attachment to him, I pre- 
sume not easily severed. If he would 
bring us word that he means to stop 
his visits, many of us would feel very 
sorry, aud lonesome. Just think of 
thi- many items of news he has 
brought over the thresh-holds of } - our 
mansions, in the past year. 

How often were some poor lonely 
hearts, in the distaut wilds, made 
glad through a paragraph of some 
brother's correspondence, perhaps re- 
porting the conversion of a son or 
daughter, father or mother, that had 
been given up as hopeless. And of 
the unions formed, aggnevances ratifi- 
ed, of churches established, of love-feast 
seasons, in which the brethren aud 
.-isters enjoy themselves so much ; 
the district and annial councils, and 
the very many excellent essays on 
different subjects. The essays on the 
Lord's Supper, by Assistant Editor, 
are so inteligent and plainly written, 
that, I 'Cfinnot, help to acknowledge 
them a good, and an instructive pro- 
duction. Did you read them ? And 
then the short.but telling editorials 1 y 
the propi oprietor, made it to me, one 
of the best Companions, with which 
I had the pleasure of meeting in the 
past year. 

Although I have been a reader of 
the Companion from its beginning, 
and I think the Editors had just as 
well put me down as a life member, 
no one year closed as pleasantly as 
the last one. Xo unpleasant criti- 
cism, no unpleasant feelings among 
its contributors. This alone should 
induce us, his'patrons, to double our 
efforts in bis support, and have him 
to extend his visits among those that 
know nothing of him. The past year 
with its work has gone on history — 
the work is done; and if our motives 
were good, it will have the olessings 
ot God to rest upon them, and we will 
recieve our reward for the same, when 
our life's journey is done. 

Xow brethren and sisters we are 
entering upon a new year. This 
should bring new courage, new en- 
ergy, new zeal, and new names upon 
the Companion ; but above all, upon 
the Lamb's book of life. Of this num- 
ber we have gathered up 30 since we 
commenced the year just past, and I 



cannot see why we may not hope for 
the same, in the present year. While 
many hearts and hearths were made 
to rejoice others were made to weep, 
for loved ones, from the cradle to the 
hoary head. Thus were taught t lie les- 
son, that we have no continuing city 
here. 

We have entered upon an other 
annual meeting year, aud already do 
we know that many of the useful and 
working brethren have fallen asleep, 
and have gone yonder where our mes- 
senger can not reach them, peace be 
to their ashes. 

Inasmuch as the Companion is 

about startiug out upon a new year, 

ani wishing to have "Our Companion" 

1 a welcome visitor, allow me to make 

I the following suggestion : Let edi- 

i tors, contributors, and patrons use 

their best endeavors to make the pa- 

! per appear, cheerful pleasant, and 

, edifying that its conteuts may be food 

for the soul. If this be our rule to 

I work by, we will spend another year 

J pleasantly together. Brethren, re- 

i frain from harsh criticism, and here 

J let me say, should I have said any 

thing, in auy of my articles in the 

, past year, to offend any in, or out of 

the church, I can say it was not done 

I intentionally. 

We say so much about our editors, 
aud frequently censure them for com- 
mitting errors and for not just doing 
j as we would like them to do. My 
dear brethren and sifters I have 
learned, "as the little boy said, afcer 
an anxious waiting of his turn :<> see 
the President of the United States .- i 
"Why mother he is only man.'' Just 
so with II. R. Ilolsiuger, and J. W. 
Beer. Their attainments to perfec- 
tion are no oetter than youis. Just 
always remember this as you pass 
through the present yeai. What 
then becomes your bouudeu duty, as 
Christian Companions? Nothing more 
nor less than your editors, in your 
prayers. If you do this, their labors 
will certainly be more successful. 

Brethren Editors, you may be anx- 
ious to know what your unworthy 
servaut has to say hi regard to the 
general deportment of the Compan- 
ion. I shall simply say, let him 
come this year as he did the last, and 
my support he shall have, and a 
hearty God speed ; but be careful 
that you do not get too mauy adver- 
tisements upon its pages, or some of 
the readers may object. In my 
judgmeut the last wa's the best yet 



sent out. Now brethren edit I 

hand you this for the colums of the 
< 'ompcuiion ; I 

think we should all feel interested in 
its wolfare, as a church or^an, for 
such it is. I thiijk we shall let 
others help you to fill its colums, who 
have been silent for some time, that 
ought to write ; but lie assured, rather 
than have your contribution, bo: 
empty, I will v, rite for you agVn. 

' G. Li.NT. 

Vale Gily, !'<>■ 

lutler the Shadow ol Thy Wings. 

Tears, desires, convictions avail 
but little — you must bo "gathered to 
Christ, even as a hen gathereth her 
brood under her wings.' There is 
safety only there ; ami all that you 
can do outbid, that wmg will uever 
give you rest, peace, and joy — the 
things that your soul longs for. IJn- 
til you come to that, it all _ 
nothing — soon to rise up in judg- 
ment against you. And if you say, 
"But I cannot do that ; it requires a 
divine power," those who speak iu 
that way are but too often nierely 
playing with the thing. Christ says 
'I would have gathered you, but ye 
would not;" and the same heart that 
melted over Jerusalem will say, '•De- 
pan from inc." 

Five Minltes jn Heayk- 
McCheyne tells of a little boy who lor 
years suffered great pain. When 
asked by his minister whether lie did 
not feel like murmuring under the 
heavy hand of God, he replied, "Oh ! 
sir, five minutes in heaven will repay 
DM far it all ? We were reminded of 
this by a boy's speaking of his trials 
and hardships. To be a good, hone- 
boy, one must "endure hardnes- 
good soldier." But will not five in 
Utea in heaven with tin • 
through your example, earn one o 
star in your crown of rejoicing, repay 
you for a life of toil in J lis service ' 

An intimate acquaintance with tic 
Holy scripture is a secure heav< 
an impergnable bulwark, an immova- 
lile tower, an imperishable glory, and 
impenetrable cvmor, aud unfading jo\ , 
and whatever dfctoev excdlfvice can I) 
uttered. 



Individual faithiutoess constitute* 
Christian harmony. — Mary Dudley. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the ComPANiON. 
New Year's Day. 

While reading Hebrew 13 : 8, 
thoughts suggested themselves to my 
mind, of times past, times present, 
and times to come. " Jesus Christ 
the same yesterday, and to-day, and 
forever." The years have passed by 
us very swiftly one by one, and they 
bring many changes as they pass. — 
God has spared us to see another 
New Year begin. And this New 
Year is sure, like all other years, to 
bring many changes with it. Hap- 
pily for us we cannot tell what the 
changes may be. If we live to see 
the end of it, we shall have passed 
through one year more of our trial 
time, and shall be one year nearer to 
the end. We shall have traveled one 
stage farther, either on the road that 
leadeth to life, or on the road that 
leadeth to destruction. This will re- 
ally be the most important change of 
all to us. To some of us this New 
Year may bring other changes. Some 
who begin it in joy, may end it in sor- 
row ; begin it in health, and end it in 
sickness, and others in death. The 
frame which now seems so full of 
health and strength, may, before this 
year ends, be sleeping in the cold, 
dark grave. And then there will be 
no more change till the trumpet 
sounds, and we all awake to judg- 
ment. May God help us to begin 
this New Year so that, whatever 
"changes and chances" fall to our 
share in it, all may be well with us at 
its close. But in the midst of all the 
change and uncertainty of life, is there 
any thing that changes not ? Yes, 
"the blessed Master" is "the same 
yesterday, and to-day," and for ever." 
Though year after year hurries by, 
each seeming swifter in its passing 
than the last, and each bringing some 
great changes to us or to those around 
us ; though joy may be changed into 
sorrow, and sorrow into joy ; though 
new graves swell up in our church 
yards, and new faces come and go 
amongst us ; though nations rise and 
fall, and generations pass away ; new 
things introduced, and old things for- 
gotten, the thoughts and notions of 
men change and shift, and "toss to 
and fro" like a ship in a storm ; yea, 
though worlds are destroyed, and the 
stars fall from heaven, yet one there 
is who changes not, "with whom 
is no variableness, neither shadow of 
turning," for Jesus "Christ" is "the 



same yesterday, and to-day, and "for- 
ever." 

How good, brethren and sisters, 
for us to have something to lay hold 
upon which cannot change. How 
blessed a thing to find a rock, upon 
which, when the storms rage most 
fiercely over the sea of life, we may 
cast out an anchor of the soul, both 
"sure and steadfast." Thus, on this 
New Year may our hearts be fixed, 
and centered on Him who is "the be- 
ginning and the ending, which is, 
"and which was, and which is to 
come." 

Ye who have lived to see another 
year begin, ye know not what it shall 
bring forth for you, nor whether ye 
shall live to see it end ; "ye know 
not," even "what shall be on the 
morrow." Oh hold not by the vain 
and changing things of this world ! 
Set not your beaits on the frail and 
uncertain things of time. I will show 
you that which is changeless and cer- 
tain forever : go to Jesus Christ, in 
him is no chauge. He is the same 
— the same merciful Redeemer, the 
same perfect pattern, the same accept- 
ed sacrifice, — the same loving master; 
— the same gracious intercessor ; go 
to him, and "among all the changes 
of this mortal life," be safe for ever. 

But while the first day of the New 
Year thus points Christ out to us, and 
bids us think of Him, we must not 
pass by the special lessons which are 
taught by him, that are so much de- 
spised by false professors, namely the 
humble institutions of his house. Let 
us brethren by the grace of God, de- 
termine to practice his humble ordin- 
ances with clearer views of their es- 
sentiality, in the year to come. I have 
known some brethren, when crowded 
with Satan's angels, to acknowledge 
that they did not hold much in the 
outward ordinances. It looks so cow- 
ardly to deny the Lord when pinched 
a little by the devil's mediums. Let 
us follow a better course in the year 
to come. Let us learn a lesson of re- 
spect and obedience to the outward 
ordinances of religion. Christ was 
obedient to the law for man. He 
kept all the law of Moses strictly. — 
He could not himself need those out- 
ward ordinances. It was to give us 
an example, that we should follow his 
steps. He observed them most care- 
fully. And shall we who do need 
them, — aye, and most sorely need 
them, — shall we dare to despise or 
neglect any one, even the least of 



those outward aids to religion which 
we possess. Whether it be baptism, 
or the Lord's Supper, or feet washiDg 
or the holy communion, or the saluta- 
tion of the kiss, or the annointing of 
the sick, or attending the public wor- 
ship of God's house, or whatever it 
be, that we neglect, ihat God has 
commanded, we are surely guilty in 
the sight of Him who was "obedient 
to the law of man." 

As a blessed Savior, then, we would 
look to him this day, and from this 
day forth. may he be with us, 
and let us be with Him, throughout 
its course. As our Savior, let us 
trace Him, as the year goes on, from 
the manger to the cross, yea, and to 
His throne of glory again in heaven. 
Let His name stand out obove all the 
thoughts, and|cares, and interests, the 
joys and sorrows, the hopes and fears 
the good and ill, which this New Year 
may bring with it. Let the thought 
of Him bless and sanctify all we do, 
and all we suffer. While all things 
are changing around us, and we find 
nothing secure, nothing lasting, noth- 
ing perfect, here, — oh 1 let this be 
our watchword and our strength, "Je- 
sus Christ the same yesterday, and 
to-day, and for ever." 

William H. Qiinn. 

Tyrone, Pa. 

- • m 

Godlinesss Makes the Gray 
Hairs of Age Beautiful. — "The 
hoary head is a crown of glory, if it 
be found in the way of righteousness." 
Age invests many things with pecu- 
liar attractiveness. An aged oak, 
gnarled, wide spreading, lichen-cover- 
ed ; an ancient castle, weather-worn 
and storm swept, moss-grown and ivy 
clad — both are beautiful, exceedingly; 
but of all attractive pictures old time 
can draw, no sight ie so beautiful as 
the silver locks and radiant features 
of godly and joyous old age — an aged 
sire, a venerable mother seated in 
"the old arm-chair," looking placidly 
back along the line of trodden years, 
looking hopefully forward across the 
bright borders of the Beulah-land, to 
cateh a glimpse of the jasper walls 
which belt the city of the saints ! — 
J. Jackson Wray. 

Anger is the most impotent passion 
that accompanies the mind of man ; it 
effects nothing it goes about.and hurts 
the man who is possessed by it more 
than any other against whom it is di- 
rected. 



CiiKlSTlAH Jj'AMILY COMPANION. 



CORRESPONDE N CE. 

Correspondence of church netes solicited from i 
all parts of the Brotherhood. Writer's name I 
and address required 071 every communication 
as guarantee of good faith. Rejected commuti i- 
cations or manuscript used, not returned. All J 
communications for publication should be writ 
ten upon one side of the are A only. 



Notes ol Travel. 



eigh t 



After attending a series of 
love-feasts, I arrived safely at my 
home, od Saturday, November 28th, 
at 11 o'clock, A. M., and found all 
well ; thank God. 

Upon looking at my list of 
meetings, Ac., I discovered that 
I Lad been appointed, and that 
T agreed to attend a meeting in 
Turcarora V alley, ou Sunday at 10 
o'clock A. M., at a point about five 
miles distant, on a straight line from 
my home. This does not seem very 
far, of course, but the way either 
leads across two high mountains, and 
on account of its zigzag course the 
distance to be traveled is about nine 
miles, or to go around through some 
narrow defiles in these mountains, 
the distance is about eighteen miles. 
Being obliged to go on foot, or to 
borrow a horse to ride, I tried to ex- 
ert all the wisdom and ingenuity I 
could command to borrow without 
appearing much of an encumbrance 
to the lender. I succeeded tolerably 
well, at least I thought so. After 
taking some refreshments, and trying 
to make other necessary arrangements, 
besides leaving some very important 
matters unattended to, for want of 
abilities, opportunity, &c, I moun- 
ted my horse Frank, 1 now consider- 
ed him mine to use. I reached the 
top of the first mountain without any 
occurrence, worthy of note.or without 
much difficulty, as it w r as neither too 
steep or too high tor Frank to carry 
me up, without doing himself any in- 
jury. At one time when I let him 
rest a little, 1 looked down upon the 
beautiful valley, and in a moment I 
thought of the diversified condition of 
its eternity bound inhabitants among J 
other things, I thought they were pe- 
culiarly blessed because they could j 
remain at their homes, and attend j 
quietly to their domestic affairs — that 
they did not appear to be directly i 
bound to leave their families and 
travel off to preach the gospel. I dig- j 
covered and endeavored to destroy a i 
small root of envy that had uncon- 
sciously sprung up. While descending 
from the other side of the mountain, I 



another scene mot mv gaze — a long 
narow valley, variegated with natural 
sublimity, grandeur, and the wealth 
and poverty of its accountable beings. 
In m v imagination I soofl passed an 
interview with all that Lad either 
shown me so much kindness, or so 
much hatred, that I could not well 
avoid remembering them. Oh! the 
monstrous, extreme littleness of man's 
heart! While pondering upon its nat- 
ural inclination to wander away from 
God ; its proneness to be iu darknees 
among the fading vanities of earth, 
and its wonderful adaptation to reject 
truth and receive error. I reached the 
base of the second and higher moun- 
tain. My way now led up a deep, 
narrew winding path at an angle of 
notless than twenty degrees to the 
horizon. In some places its depth is 
caused by the absence of rocks which 
had to be thrown out in order to get 
a surface even, scarcely smooth 
enough for a horse to travel 
upon; in other sections it is caused 
mainly by the rushing of water 
through io during fresbies. 

Having dismounted, I pulled off 
two coats, for they are not ouly un- 
necessary, but they are a great en- 
cumbrance if wound round ones body 
while scrambling up such a patt-vvay. 
even on a cold day, while on other 
occasions they may be comfortable — 
useful, and consequently not super- 
fluous. I strapped the heavier one 
upon the saddle for Frank to carry, 
the other one I hung across my 
shoulder; then taking the hitching 
strap in my hand I commenced the 
ascent, Frank following me. A sad- 
dle and an over coat are heavy enough 
for any horse to carry up this steep 
path ; but there are different opinions 
afloat in regard to this, and there may 
be cases having circumstances con- 
nected with them, which should 
change my views accordingly. After 
getting fairly started upon the rugged 
ascent my mind again began to wan- 
der, as almost all minds are apt to do ; 
sometimes upon plain practical or ab- 
stract principles of truth, and some- 
times upon metaphysical subterties, 
absurdities, &c, but the prevailing 
imaginations can invariably be traced 
back to a main object in view, as their 
foundation or source. For more than 
forty years, brethren have been pass- 
ing and repassing these mountainous 
regions — not in search of gold or 
worldly fame, we trust, but on mis- 
sions of love. It is most certainly an 



object quite tit for the people of God 
to assemble themselves for the pur- 
pose of teaching and learning the 
way of salvation. A great amount 
of both physical and mental labor has 
been expended for the building up of 
zion, and much more is still required 
to bring about the period "when all 
shall know the Lord ;" but God will 
work his work in due time. Labor- 
ing, traveling up steep mountains is 
mans reasonable service to God, and 
wheu he has done all and given all 
he can, he has only clone his duty ; 
though his Master smiles upon him, 
noticing and giving him credit with 
avery augmented vibration of his 
heart, occasioned by the performance 
of duty, even in ascending this or 
any other elevation. Upon reaching 
the summit I again looked far out 
upon mountains, hills, with villages 
and cultivated fields. Such natural 
elements and works of art act very 
powerfully through the eye upon the 
soul, and sometimes they leave in it 
the conception of lust which brings 
forth sin and death ; but the eye is 
not the only avenue to the inner man ; 
the same end may also be accom- 
plished through the sense of hearing, 
feeling, or tasting. After looking at 
and thinking upon these things a lit- 
tle, I made some necessary changes 
and descended from the mountain, ar- 
riving at brother Isaac Book's house 
at dark. Lodged with him, and in 
the morning went to meeting with 
him. At the apointed hour he intro- 
duced the worship of God by singing 
and praying with the congregation, 
after which another brother tried to 
preach. 

If the brethren have any "notes of 
travel" in their possesion that are 
more interesting and profitable than 
these, I would be glad to see them 
published, and I have no doubt but 
that many others would be pleased 
to read them J. B. Garyer. 

Shirley sburg, Fa. 



Brother Henry : — There are but 
five of us here, and no speaker. I 
think if the brethren would preach in 
this neighborhood a while, good 
might be done. I wish you would 
make it known that we are here, and 
try to send us a preacher. We would 
be so glad to hear the brethren 
preach. S parrel H. Harris. 
Blue Eagle, Mo. 



io 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Report ot Brother Keller's Re- 
covery. 

Inasmuch as it was requested, 
through the Companion, that I should 
report, after I have recovered from 
Small Pox, and tell how 1 feel to- 
ward those who imposed the loath- 
some disease upou me, and whether 
I will still persist in harboring every 
body who knocks at our door, and if 
so, how I will justify myself in such 
a course, I will try, in the fear of the 
Lord, and the spirit of the Gospel, to 
answer those questions, expecting it 
to be profitible to the readers of the 
Companion. 

But first of all, I will tell you, that 
I feel perfectly well again. I would 
also say that the statement concern- 
ing my ct'83 in the Companion, on 
page 768 is nearly correct, with the 
exception of the sick man being an 
old man, I would judge him about 35 
years of age. 

I do not blame the man, who sent 
the sick man to our place alone, for 
causing me to catch the disease, but 
the Constable who took the sick man 
away, is partly to be blamed also, be- 
cause, when the sick man was ready, 
and all fixed to start, I called upon 
the Constable to assist me to carry 
out the chaff bed upon the spring 
wagon. The sick man had just got 
out of the bed, and it was quite 
warm yet, I thought if each one of 
us would take hold at the corners, we 
would keep it off from us, but the 
neighbor would not do it, my men were 
all in the field, and the women, I did 
not want to help ; they had already 
done their full share. I then first 
thought, I would throw it out 
through the window, but the grass 
was wet, I thought it might do injury 
to the sick man, so I rolled the chaff 
bed together and carried it out on the 
spring wagon, and in this way I think 
I caught the desease, and so both 
these men, were instrumental, in part, 
through the aforesaid circumstances, 
to bring the disease upon me, not in- 
tentionally, but by neglecting their 
duty, and I was in danger of an un- 
timely death. 

The first three days, I thought that 
the disease would drag me to the 
grave, and I was much afraid that 
some more of the family, or perhaps 
neighbors would follow me, and as 
soon as we were sure that I had the 
small pox, we concluded, that we 
would move my bed in a room at one 
end of the howse, and so we did it. 



The women first took the carpet, and 
everything else out of the room, so 
only my bed, a table, and two chairs, 
and a stove, was kept in the room, I 
made my bed, and the fire myself, my 
dear wife waited on me, and she only, 
she came through the entry into my 
room, and before she came in, she 
changed clothes, and when out again 
she changed again before she went to 
the family again it was understood 
that she should only come to my room, 
when I needed anything and go 
right out again, the friends, and neigh- 
bors, we told not to visit me, and if 
any did come, we did not let them 
come inmy room, and if any one had 
to csnverse with me, it was done 
through a window, so we managed 
the case, used all the care we could, 
that it should spread no farther, as 
yet the disease did not go farther, and 
it is over four weeks since I took it, 
and we have good hopes that it will 
stop, you may imagine that we as a 
family, feel glad, and thankful. Suffer 
me now as a child, to relate a little 
more to you. My case appears to me 
was a singular one. As I said at 
first, I thought that through this dis- 
ease I would be removed from time to 
etejnity, tc try the realities of the oth- 
er world. Solemn thoughts occupied 
my mind. When 1 used to be called 
to preach at funerals, when the de- 
ceased was a grown person, it was 
often very near to me, to take for my 
text, "Set thy house in order, for thou 
must die and not live." This came 
home to myself ; the question was 
now < how is now thine own house 
in order ? O, I soon found that it 
was not so fully in order, as when I 
preached to others ; it was out of or- 
der, here and there, the more I exam- 
ined myself, the more I found things 
that stood against me ; and being 
very sick, I felt sick unto death. I 
now felt the need of a throne of grace 
more, than ever. Unbelief would say, 
there is no more a throne of grace for 
you, but T would try to believe that 
there was. I prayed, and reasoned 
with my Cod, and wrestled, until I 
got very nigh a throne of grace. — 
Through an eye of faith, I saw my 
Savior at the right hand of God, both 
on the throne, and he my Savior 
plead my case, I listened, and the 
blood of Jesus was handed, and I 
found mercy, and pardon, through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Thanks be 
to God the Father of our Lord Jesus 
Chris, who is always ready, when we 



come to him, with a broken heart, and 
a contrite spirit. But I was yet very 
sick, and you need not wonder, if my 
thoughts still roved over the past, 
present, and future, and in particular 
about this life destroying disease, and 
while my mind was thus engaged, a 
thought came up, and a sigh followed, 
and shall now, this disease, which has 
taken hold upon my body, bring me 
to my grave ? I did not feel that it 
should, neither did I believe, that 
God sent it upon me. Then the ques- 
tion arose, am I then of no use at all 
any more, to my dear familj ? Am I, 
and can I, be of no use to the church, 
to my dear fellow members, and am I 
of no use to society ? Am I become 
altogether unprofitable, and must I 
now go to my grave, and be forgot- 
ten ? Then I brought my case be- 
fore God, and besought the Lord who 
has full power over all diseases, to 
take the life destroying power from 
thfs disease, that it might do me no 
harm. The good Lord doeth what 
seemetb best in his sight. Not that 
I will boast, but tell you the truth, 
shortly after this entreaty, I felt that 
the Lord, who had all power, had ta- 
ken my case in hand, and all fears of 
dying through this disease, disappear- 
ed. I felt safe in the hands of the 
Lord. After the fourth day I did not 
feel sick any more, only weak, as I 
ate nothing for four days, and had ta- 
ken considerable medicine. I was 
only one week confined to my bed ; I 
was middling full of small pox, but 
very few filed. I think there will re- 
main no marks on my face, but about 
being disfigured I was little con- 
cerned. 

Aud now as to how I feel, towards 
those with whom I fin* fault, and in 
my opinion, have been partly instn- 
mental, of bringing this disease upon 
me. I of course don't feel to thank 
them, for the course they took, 
but of a troth I can say that 
1 love toem, as I love other men in 
general. If these men were breth- 
ren, then it would have hurt my feel- 
ings considerably. Outsiders, I am 
used to this long time, to over look 
considerable, and so considering the 
conditions these men are in, I do not 
find so much fault after all. The 
Constable has quite a young family ; 
he was afraid, and the other man, 
who sent the sick man, was never 
converted. I wish neither of them 
th« small pox, but I wish them both 
well. T believe too, if I would rea- 



christian Family companion. 



11 



bod with them both about the circum- 
stance, that they would confess the 
fault and that would satisfy me alto- 
gether. 

And about whether we will still 
persist in harboring every body who 
knocks at our door, you may depend 
upon, that we will the more persist in 
harboring. In all my affliction, 
and struggle, never a thought come 
up that we should not have taken 
this stranger in. No, no ; suppose 
we would have set him away also ; I 
feel satisfied that he could not have 
stood it long any more. He would 
likely have despaired and died on the 
road. How bad and concerned would 
we have had to feel. I think he was 
fully as sick as I was, and if I 
would have been in his stead when I 
was about the worst, and no body 
would have taken me in, how I would 
have felt to bless them. This sick 
man, after we took him in, and made 
him a bed, and tea, and soup, he felt 
revived, and would still tell mother 
you are doing to much, and wished 
good Lord would bless us. He ap- 
peared, as if he could not thank 
enough, for the kindness the family 
showed to him. He told me the 
morning the constable took him away, 
that if he could he would gladly 
work for me several months. He 
wished the blessings of God to rest 
upon us. He was uncomman full of 
small pox. Now the reason itself 
should be sufficient to justify any 
man, to persist in such a course. I 
think the believer in Christ, and 
in his teachings, and the teachings 
of the Apostles, has somewhat more, 
whereby to justify such a course, did 
not Paul teach the brethren at Rome, 
(Romans, 12 : 13,) that they should be 
"given to hospitality"? And did not 
Peter in his 1st Epistle,4 : 9, teach, to 
"use hospitality one to aLOther with- 
out grudging" ? And did not not 
Paul, also insist upon Bishops, to be 
"given to hospitality"? 1 Timothy 3: 
2, and Titus 1 : 8, a Bishop, to be a 
"lover of hospitality" ? And I do not 
know why all the people should not 
be as good as the Bishop. He is only 
man also, and we find that Paul 
taught the Hebrews "not to be forget- 
ful to entertain strangers," and I knew 
the man we took in, was a stranger. 
This is about the way I justify such a 
course. And I am persuaded, that all 
the world would be justified, to begin 
thus to deal with their fellow crea- 
tures. I think it it is done from the 



heart, then the Savior will some day 
say "ye have done it unto me." I 
would be afraid, not to persist in such 
a course, because Christ taught plain- 
ly in Matth. 25 : 41, 42, 43, verses, if 
we don't, then some day, he will set 
us on the left hand, and say "unto us, 
depart from me yo cursed, into ever- 
lasting fire prepared for the devil and 
his angels, for I was a hungered and 
ye gave me no meat ; I was thirsty, 
and ye gave me no drink ; I was a 
stranger, and ye took me not in ; naked 
and ye clothed me not ; sick, and in 
prison; and ye visited me not." 

Daniel Keller. 
Dickinson, Pa. 

Dear Brother : — After my respects, 
I wish to say to you, that I think I 
am 75cts back on the Companion, 
which I will send you in this letter. 
I feel too poor to take the Compan- 
ion, I am getting old and have noth- 
ing only what I can earn by my la- 
bor, and money is hard to get ; bat 
I would like very much to read your 
paper. It you see cause to, send it 
on, and if I can hereafter, I will pay 
up. I would feel thankful if you 
would send it on, but I can't pay in 
advance. Now it is for you to do as 
you like, send it on or stop it. Let 
me know in next number whether 
you received the money, and if all is 
right. Yours in lave. 

Martha Manley. 

Bridgewater, Va., 

Remarks: — According to our book 
you owed nothing, so that you have 
now paid ?5 cents on volume 8. We 
think you ought to have the Com- 
panion, and will send it on. The 
Lord always prompts his people to 
have a concern for his poor, so that 
we shall lose nothing. 

Gleanings. 

If any of the brethren are travel- 
ing, and can atop here, will make ar- 
rangements to have preaching. We 
have only a school room at this time, 
but hope and pray that there may be 
some good done in these places too. 
P. D. Fahrney. 

Keedysville, Md. 



Dear Companion : — A few items 
of Church news may be of interest. 

Elder Kurtz, condition is far from 
favorable — he is subject to prostration 
at any time. He however is strong 
in the Faith. 



On Friday the 15th iost. Brethren 
J. W. Shoemaker of this (Chippewa) 
branch and Moses Weaver of Ashland 
branch, started on a mission of love 
to the brethren of N. W. Ohio, Indi- 
ana and Michigan, and perhaps Iowa 
and Canada. 

Yours Frateraally, 

E. L. Yodkr. 

Brother Henry : — You asked how 
many "thanksgiving sermons will be 
reported ?" 

I can say there was preaching in 
Spring Run meeting-house. The 7th 
chapter of Daniel was read and re- 
marks were made from the same. — 
Not many were present but more than 
two or three, thus the blessing was 
theirs. 

There was also an appointment in 
Dry Yalley meeting-house. You say 
"It is a custom among the world's 
people to present their editors and 
servants with a fattened turkey, or 
other edibles, and clean meats, pre- 
vious to such or similar occasions," 
then ask k 'would it be making too 
much after the world for our patrons 
to serve us in the same name ?" 

I say yes. It is not the design to 
feast, * but contrarywise to Fast. 
Thanksgiving used to be called "fast 
day," and we think it should be ob- 
served as such. Either treat it as an 
ordinary day or else comply with the 
demand which is, fast, but do not so 
far construe it as to do quite the re- 
verse and thus feast. 

We read in scripture of feasts but 
not that they ever occurred on fast 
days. 

Solomon W. Bollinger. 

Me Veyfown, Pa. 

Qenry. 

Where do we read that "The seed 
of the woman shall bruise the ser- 
pents head ?" Who can tell ? 

D. A. Lichty. 



Brother Benjamin Bensboff, John.*, 
town Pa., says : I would like to see the 
Youth continued, and believe that it 
would be instrumental in doing good. As 
a Sunday school paper I like it, and have 
noticed how eagerly it is reached for. I 
will take two copies, 

Scarlet Fever and Small Pox are pre- 
vailing in the town. We are all well. 



* A short time before Christmas or on 
that day is a very suitable time for sending 
presents. The|wise men of old gave gifts to 
Christ (see Matthew chapter second). 



12 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Dear Companion : — I have joafc 
returned from a visit to the Brethren 
in Marshall county, Indiana, where I 
assisted in holding a series of meet- 
ings, in the village of Bourbon, on 
the Pittsburg Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Kail Road. According to the 
best of my recollection we held ton 
meetings in the village. At first the 
audience was small, but gradually in- 
creased, so that at about the last six 
appointments we had a crowded 
house, and the house was very large 
and commodious. We made it a 
point to give special attention to doc- 
trinal points, such as Baptism and the 
Lord's Supper, the object being to en- 
lighten the people of the place upon 
the manner in which the brethren 



agement on the part of the Trustees, 
and proper liberality on the part of 
the Brethren generally, who are fa- 
vorable to education, and proper si- 
lence on the part of those who are 
not, it will become what so many of 
us for a long time thought the Broth- 
erhood needs ; namely a school where 
we can send our children to get an 
education without coming in contact 
with the many evils they are exposed 
to in other institutions. One of the 
worst of which is sectarianism. Some 
of our children will have education 
and if we don't educate them, 



body else will, and that very often to 
their ruin. Upon the whole we think 
there is a good beginning at Bourbon, 
and we take the responsibility in be- 



screaming and crying. Mothers lost 
their children and were crying for 
them ; "and would not be comforted.'' 
But I cannot give a discription of the 
scene. To get an idea of it, the read- 
er must consider himself in a house 
crowded with people. It was sup- 
posed there were between five and 
six hundred in the house above ; sup- 
pose the most of them panic stricken, 
running, jumping, screaming, climb- 
ing and tumbling over benches and 
tables, and you may have a faint idea 
of what I am trying to describe. — 
some- 1 Men junped out of the windows at 



view those points, as well as to show i half of the Brethren there, to ask the 
the necessity of obeying those points I Brotherhood in general, that if you 
of doctrine in humility and faith. — j can't say, or do anything for Salem 
Brethren John Barnhart and John \ College, don't do anything against it. 
Knisely met us and assisted. There I Let us give it a fair trial and if we 
was not much present indication of j find it not good then condemn it. 



success, but we hope there was seed | 

sown that will eventually yield frnit. j Congress 

This village of Bourbon is located in 

the Yellow River Branch of the 

Brotherhood. We had the pleasure Ed. C. F. 



P. J. Brown. 
Ohio, Dec' 15th 1871. 



the lower side of the house, the win- 
dows being eight teet from the ground, 
and yet no one was injured. One 
woman fell on the outside of the 
window, and others trod upon her 
and hurt her slightly. All proved 
i an unnecessary fright. We finally 
i succeeded in quieting those in the 
j house, and closed our meeting with 
prayer. I arrived home on the 23d, 
found all well. John Wise. 

Scenery Hill, Pa. 



A Panic. 

6'.:— I will 



of making the acquaintance of brother \ sketch of travels. 



give you a 



George Shively, who is one of the, if 
not the oldest Elder in the Brother- 
hood, having been in the ministry for 
over 52 years. He travels but very 
little any more in consequence of age. 
Two of his sons, Jacob and David are 
ordained Elders in the same church. 
Besides these we have formed pleas- 
ant acquaintances with many of the 
members in this church. 

It is here that Salem College is lo- 
cated. We had the pleasure of attend- 
ing school a day and a half, took no- 
tice to everything that was done, and 
addressed, in our feeble manner, both 
teachers and pupils, and as many of 
our Brethren may wish to know what 
Salem College is like, I will say a few 
words upon that subject. 

The building and ground was do- \ 
nated to them by the citizens of Bour- i 
bon, who for the most part are "out . 
siders," upon the condition that the 
Brethren perpetuate a school in the i 
place, for at least 4 years. The loca- 
tion is a nice one, being a gentle ele- ; 
vation above the surface of the sur- 
rounding country, which country is i 
quite level. The building is a sub- 
stantial two-story brick. I did not j 
learn the exact size but it must be at 
least 40 by 50. The school is as yet i 
in its infancy, but with proper *man- ' 



On the 15th of September, I left 
home on a tour through Armstrong, 
Clairon, Indiana, and Jefferson coun- 
ties, in this state. Had some very 
interesting meetings, and bad the 
pleasure of seeing some added to the 
Church. Arrived at home on the 
30tb, and found all well. 

On the 13th of Oct., I left home to 
visit the Glade Run congregation, in 
Armstrong Co. Remained with the 
brethren there ten days. Had very 
interesting meetings, six were added 
to the church. Here I s&w the 
greatest excitement I ever witnessed. 
\Ye held communion services on the 
20th, and had a very quiet, and pleas- 
ant meeting, until just when closing. 
When the people rose in the closing 
prayer, a sleeper broke on the wo- 
men's side of the house, and some one 
cried, "the house i= falling" And 
then there was a rush for the 
door, and in the rush six more sleep?- 
ers'broke. Such a sight 1 had never 
seen. Women jumping out the win- 
dows, regardless of consequences, 
some threw their children (infants^ 
out through the windows ; men on 
the outside caught them that they i 
were not injured. Such screaming 
I never heard, .some even when out of j 
the house ran through the grove I 



Madison, Ga., Dec. 18, 1871. 

Brother Holsinger: — Enclosed I 
foward to your address $2.00, as pay 
for the Companion for 18 72; for the 
extra 50 cents, please send me Al- 
manacs. 

Lhope dear brother you will not 
feel disappointed, at not receiving an 
order for the Pious Youth. I do 
highly esteem your efforts to spread 
useful literature among all classes, and 
especially to train the youny mind in 
the proper channel. My reasons for 
not doing something to spread the 
Pious Youth before our children here, 
is that I have most too heavy a bur- 
den to bear ; let me explain myself; 3 
or 4 months ago, I started a colored 
Sabbath School, some 4 miles from 
town In writing to my little son in 
Pennsylvania, I requested him to ask 
some of his associates to send me 
a few little Sabbath-school papers, 
and books, such as had been used by 
them. I made the same statement to 
a brother in Philadelphia. The re- 
sponse was ; two boxes, weighing 
about 230 pounds, filled with Sabbath- 
school papers, books, &c. Among the 
lot were 1200, Sabbath-school papers, 
that had never been opened ; lots of 
Pious Y'ouths, Little Pilgrims, Chil- 
dren's Papers, Young Reapers, Child's 
World, and I don't know what all, 
which tend to show the hearts of dear 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



13 



brethren and sistci uaniug over 
with kinduess, and christian sympa- 
thy, towards the ignorant and need ; 
and of the dear children whose kind 
hearts prompted them to send away 
the little keep-sakes. May God bless 
them in their kind acts. It certainly 
is no burden for mo to bundle up a 
roll and distribute to the anxious 
colored ones, as I go among them; but 
they are still in poverty, and at that 
place are straining themselves to pay 
a debt upon their meeting house, so I 
cannot look for them to pay express 
charges. What I distribute among 
them, and the labor I perform in their 
midst, must be free. The burden of 
which I spoke is a bill of Express 
charges ,of $13,50 for the two boxes. 
Accept kind regards for all the 
Compaion family, and believe me as 
ever. Affectionaly, E. Heyser. 

Continued Communication. 

BT DR. BEiCHLY. 

The Publishing house of H. II. IIol- 
singer is a substantial, three story- 
brick building ; desirably located on 
the corner of Centre and Seboolstreets, 
opposite Philsou afid banking 

house. The wbol, . '.swarm- 

ed from a heater placed in the base- 
ment. The ground for the foundation 
and ma^rial fur the building were 
purchased only a few months previ- 
ous to issuing the first No. of the C. 
F. C. at Dale City. The gas used 
for illuminating purposes is furnished 
from Palmers patent gas fluid. 

About ten persons are thus far reg- 
ularly engaged, while three or four 
irregular assistants find work by the 
hour. The large Potter Press, run by 
steam.is a grand monument of the me- 
chanical ingenuity of man, and the 
wonder and admiration of the estab- 
lishment. The Job Press, is Gordon's 
half-medium, a beautiful combination 
of mechanical ingenuity. The fancy 
type, letters, fingers and flourishes.and 
general Job printing material and a 
No. 1 jobprinter.euables the proprittor 
to do any kind of job work, with a de- 
gree of neatness, style, and cheapness 
not surpassed by the craft anywhere. 
Parties in need of this kind of work 
will do well to make a note of this. 

To strangers and parties that wish 
to locate at Dale City T would say, 
that our town is located on tb" Wes- 
tern slope of the Alleghany moun- 
tains and itf the pleasant valley of 
Cassel Man% River, thirty seven 
miles west of Cumberland, MVrvhnd, 



and one hundred and twelve miles 
east of Pittsburg. We are compara- 
tively a new town, the ancient town 
of Meyer's Mills, not being in the 
corporation.) We have a large com- 
modious brick school building ; one 
hundred and seventy five pupils, gra- 
ded iuto three departments. 

Building material, — lumber, stone 
and brick are near at hand, and at 
reasonable prices. Five or six Steam 
Saw Mills within easy reach. Two 
Planing Mills, having all the machin- 
ery necessary to manufacture any- 
thing out of lumber the builders may 
want. 

We have honest, enterprising mer- 
chants, selling Dry Goods, Hardware, 
Drugs, and notions at fair prices. — 
Mechanics, artisans, manufacturers 
and merchants are kept busy, and by 
spring, Houses and other improve- 
ments will be pushed vigorously. By 
April next there will be an influx of 
population of over one thousand. 

Mining for Iron ore, Fire Clay, 
and Coal, will engage <many laborers 
and much capital. A Fire Brick yard 
adjacent to our town, with a capacity 
to manufacture twenty thousand 
brick daily. 

Dale City and the country sur- 
rounding it is improving rapidly in 
every respect. Laborers and mechan- 
ics of all classes will here find plenty 
of employment at remunerative wa- 
ges. From the comparative isolation 
heretofore, the opening of the R. R. 
found our country undeveloped, and 
in many respects behind the age. — 
Land and property cheap, parties 
coming now will be able to obtain 
cheap and desirable locations, for 
their future homes, in a community 
principally composed of honest, in 
dustrious and well disposed citizens. 
The following churches are represen- 
ted in our coummunity : Ornish, Men- 
onites, German Reformed, Lutherans, 
Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, 
Presbyterians, Methodist, Episcopate, 
Albrights, and the Brethren. The 
Ornish although an industrious, hon- 
est class of people, — are evidently on 
the nane in our county. Brother's 
Valley, and Stoney Creek townships, 
ten .years ago, had a numerous con- 
gregation ; now they are almost ex- 
tinct. I uelieve'there Is still a preach- 
er there, by name Joseph Schrack, 
but no flock. There are some eigh- 
teen or twenty Ornish families in Elk- 
lick and Summit townships. Their 
meetings are held in their dwelling 



houses, Preaching altogether in the 
German language. They are greut 
sticklers for the old order. It is a 
sad thought to see a respectable, well 
meaning denomination die out. If 
they had a mission from God it must 
be about run out. The most evident 
cause of their decline in our county is 
the school master, the printing press, 
and a rational christian sentiment. 

The Menonites, to ray knowledge 
have only one minister in this county, 
and but few members. The other 
named churches are making efforts to 
keep up with the ago of progress and 
development. 

The church of the Brethren is well 
represented here, both as regards 
Ministers and lay members. We 
have preaching at two places every 
Lord's day, as follows : at Dale City 
meeting house and in Addison ; Berk- 
ley's Mills, and near Salisbury ; Me- 
chanicsburg and Greenville ; which 
gives us meeting regularly at each 
meeting bouse every three weeks. At 
the Dale City meeting house every 
Sabbath evening. 

At our last council meeting we es- 
tablished a missionary fund, which 
will be supported by voluntary con- 
tributions. The means are nsed to 
defray the necessary expenses incur- 
red by our ministers in traveling 
when on church duties, and for the 
seme purpose for ministers visiting 
our churches. 



A few Words to the Companion. 

I shall dispense with all papers for 
awhile, and take the Book, and see 
which is the most soothing to the 
mind. I am some grieved by times, 
reading the Companion, and seeing 
of the brethren visiting, and having 
their good meetings, though always, 
where the brethren are the plentiest. 
We here in Illinois, are but few and 
very scattered ; only two ministering 
brethren in the space of four counties. 
There is more requested of them than 
they can perform. People are very 
fond to hear them preach. We would 
now ask, why is it, that there cannot 
some more ministering brethren come 
this way and locate themselves here. 
I think that we have as pleasant land 
to farm here as there can be found. 
We :aise abundance of wheat and 
corn. Farms can yet be bought from 
25 to 40 dollars per acre. The prof- 
pect for a railroad is good. I will 
no'w say, come out from the rocks and 



14 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



hills, to where there is pleasure in 
farming. G. W. Horn. 
Eaton, III. ^^^^^^ 

~married. 

" By the- undersigned at his residence, No- 
vember 2lst, MR. SIMON HOLLINGER. and 
MISS LIZZIE SMITH, both of Bedford Co., 
Pa. 

By the same at the residence of the bride's 
parents, Nov. 23d, MR. ELI 8. CARPER and 
MISS LIZZIE SNIDER, both of Bedford 
county, Pa. 

By the same, at his residence, Dec. 14th, 
MR. JOHN S. EVERSOLE and MISS ELIZ- 
ABETH LAMBERT, both of Bedford county, 
p a . S. A. MOORE. 

On the December 17th, by the undersigned, 
JOHN CA8EBEER of Somerset borough 
and Sister ESTHER PUTMAN of Milford 
branch, all of Somerset county Pa. 

At her father's residence, December 21et, 
MR. SAMUEL P. MAU8T and MISS LU- 
CINDA BEACHY, both of Elklick township, 
Somerset county, Pa. 

L. G. LINT. 

December l'Jth, by the undersigned, AN- 
DREW TROSLTLE, near BUin, Perry coun- 
ty, and Sister SARAH HOSTETLER, Wall- 
nut, Juniata couaty, Pa. 

C. MYERS. 



DIED. 

We admit no poetry under any circumstan- 
ces in connection with Obituary Xotices. W e 
wish to use all alike, and we could not Insert 
verses with all. 

At Upton, Pa., with Croup, Nov. 11th, 
1871, WILLIE G. DOME, only eon of T. S. 
and Sallie A. Dome, aged 2 years 7 months 
and 21 days. A treasure in heaven. 

Funeral services by George Mourer. 

In the Dry Creek congregation, Lima Co., 
Iowa, October 8th, 1871, JACOB, son of 

brother George, and sister IZER, aged 

13 years 5 months and 9 days. 

Samuel Bock. 

In the Tenmilo congregation, Washington 
countv, Pa.. June 25th, 1871, ANNIE R., 
daughter of brother S. W. and L. L. TOM- 
BAUGH, aged 3 years, less 4 days. Funeral 
services by the writer from 2 Kings, iv. 26, 
last part. J. Wise. 

In the Waterloo congregation, Blackhawk 
county, Iowa, WILLIAM HENRY, son of 
brother Lewis and sister Minnie BERKLEY, 
aged 5 years 6 months and ten days. Funeral 
services by the writer from the words, " It 
is appointed unto isen once to die." 

Also, in the same congregation, November 
20th, 1871, our aged brother, JACOB 
.SI HAYER, aged 70 years 7 months and 7 
day6. Funeral services by the writer and 
others from Numbers xxiii. 10, last part. 

Also in the same congregation, Dec. 2d, 
1871, SARAH ELIZABETH, daughter of 
brother William and sister Mary A. IKEN- 
BERRY, aged ten years, less one day. Her 
disease was Diphtheria, which caused her to 
suffer greatly ; but amidst her great suffering 
she was conscious that she must die, At 
times she said, " O, if 1 only was gone." — 
Some time before her death she said she saw 
Willie and Lettie, her playmates who had 
died a short time before her, and a lamb ly- 
ing before them ; they looked so sweet with 
their hapd6 looked. She madu many expres- 
sions, as, "lam going home to die no more." 
,ihuji»qtold wl)0 should preach her fuiiera) 
:Uiii wfc&fc tfiu iiXt siieuW fca, %ii vhiit fcyiaw 

i.O'Ki Ml\j8f. fc t^ te*8 SAW- '••■' | 



lay rat down, and 1 will go to sleep and 
awake in Jesus*" So she breathed her last 
without a struggle. Her mother had died 
several years before her. According to her 
request her funeral was attended by the 
writer. The text selected was 103 Psalm, 
15th and 16th verses. Brother W. H. Bow- 
man, of Benton, Iowa, assisted. 

Also, in the same congregation, Dec. 1st, 
1871, ELIZA, infant daughter of brother 
John and sister Mary HOFF, aged 11 days. — 
Funeral by the writer from 2 Kings, iv- 26, 
last part. Jacob Murray. 

In the 8nake Spring Valley congregation, 
Bedford county, Pa., December 11th, 1871, 
brother JOHN BURGER ; aged 65 years and 
21 day. The subject of this notice, near as 
I can ascertain, served in the office of dea- 
con, about 20 years,which he filled faithfully, 
Brother Burger, was among the first with, 
whom, «ve formed acquaintance, after we con- 
nected our self with the people of God — 
His instructions and admonitions, will long 
be remembered ; although he is dead, we 
think we hear the echo of his voice, still ring- 
ing in our ears. His decease was IntUma- 
tion of the Kidneys. He leaves a companion 
(sister,) and eight children, (7 of them are 
members of the church) to mourn their loss, 
their loss however is His great gain. On the 
13th his remans were conveyed to their last 
rest'og place, followed by a large concourse 
of people. Funeral occassion improved by 
the brethren, from the latter part of the 4th 
chapter of 1st Theesalonianf. 

8. A. Moorb. 

In the Fourmile church, Union county, 
Ind., November 9th, 1871, MATTHEW LY- 
BROOK, son of Baltzer and Jane Lybrook, 
aged, 3 years, 8 months, 21 days. Disease, 
Scarlet Fever. Little Matthew leaves kind 
parents, one brother, and six sisters to mourn 
his loss. He was followed to his last resting 
place by many relations and friends. The 
ninth day after bis departure, his parents 
were baptized by the brethren believing, as 
David of old, that their child was gone and 
they cannot call it back again, but can pre- 
pare to go where he is. 

Also, in the same church, November 28th, 
1871, JOHN EMMET WITTER, son of 
brother Martin and sister Lydia Witter, aged, 
4 years, 4 months, and 4 days. Disease 
Lung Fever. Little Johny was sick only 
4 days. Their loss is his eternal gain. — 
Funeral occasion improved by brother Alfred 
Moore, and the^writer from the 39th Psalm, 
4th verse. Jacob Rife. 

Visitor, Please Copy. 

In the Norristown branch of the Mingo 
congregation, Montgomery county Pa., Nov. 
12th, our much beloved brother, JESSE P. 
NYCE, in the 47th year of his age, after, a 
very short sickness of norvous fever, which 
he bore very patiently, his hope and faith 
was sure and steadfast uuto his end. In the 
departure of our dear brother the church here 
has lost a great help, and we feel his loss 
very much. His seat was never empty when 
his health would permit him to be there. He 
was always very zealous in the vineyard of 
his Master. But now 7 his melodious voice is 
hushed amongst us, until we shall be reuni- 
ted in that upper and better world, where we 
can again join to-gether to siog the sweet 
songs of Moses and the Lamb, with all the 
redeemed forever, Amen. He leaves a wife 
(a dear sister in the Lord), and one child to 
mourn their los,s. The funeral occasion uas 
improved by brethron John H. Umstcad and 
H. Cassel at the house, and EM. Samuel 
Harley at the ^meeting-house, on the 108 
Psalm Uth and 14th, verses. 



Lord, ELIZABETH NYCE, mother of the 
above Jesse P. Nyce, on the 3d of Dec, aged 
87 years, 4 months, and 24 days. She had 
oeen totally blind for over two years, and 
confined to her bed almost one year. It was 
her prayer by day and night that the Lord 
would call her home, and especialy since the 
death of her dear son, to whom she was very 
much attached, her longings were increased. 
The Lord has heard her prayers, and has ta- 
ken her to himself, and we believe she is 
now again united with those she so dearly 
loved. She was a sister to Eld. Wm. Price 
deceased from Indian Creek, Montgomery 
county, Pa., also, a sister to brother John 
Price of Upper Dublin church, Pa. I think 
she was the last of the family, On the 6th 
of Dec, she was laid by the side of her son 
Jesse, until th« trump of God shall call 
them forth again to immortality. Funeral 
improved by Eld. H. Cassel at the house, on 
Isaiah 3 : 10, 11, at the meeting-house, by 
Eld. Samuel Harley, Psalm 37 : 37. 

Wm, N. Clumsier. 

Visitor, please copy. 
In Somerset church, Wabash county Ind., 
November 25th, sister NANCY MINNICK, 
wife of brother William Minnick (minister), 
aged, 71 years, 5 months, and 10 days. She 
leaves a sorrowing husband, a large family 
of chidren and an extended circle of friends 
to mourn her departure. On Monday, the 
27tb, her remains were taken to the Breth- 
ren's burying ground, followed by a large 
concourse of friends and Neighbors. The 
occasion was improved by brethren Wolf and 
Shiveley 81s; er Minnick was an exemplary 
sister. She was loved by all ; had no ene- 
my in the world that we know of. We truly 
sympathize with our beloved, bereaved broth- 
er. His loss is irreparable. May the Lord 
who gave, and who took away, sustaiu him 
in his sad bereavement. Disease, Dropsy of 
the Heart. Text 2 Timothy, 4 : 7, 8. 

Jane Marquis. 

Visitor, please copy. 



T 1ST OF MONEYS RECEIVED for 
Jj SUBSCRIPTION, BOOKS, etc. 

E7T?lIoTsTnYe-7T6(r "TLF7Moomaw7~a"So 



J. Bowman 


40 


I. 8. Rosenberg 


;rll0 


K. J. Livengood 


100 


J H. Hockenberry5 00 


A. W. Thomas, 


150 


D. Gerlach, 


3 40 


J. Studebaker, 


1 50 


Elias Peck, 


150 


J. B. Sell, 


60 


Martin Sayler, 


160 


E. Lichty, 


160' 


John Schrack, 


150 


C. G. Lint, 


1125 ] 


J. M. Rooee; 


240 


G. Erbaugh, 


75 1 


D. B. Klein, 


150 


H. A. Cogan, 


2 90 1 


C. Bucher, 


750 


M.J. C. Ecker, 


150 


8. Denlinger, 


2 25 


C. J. Beachly, 


1 50 ! 


John Dunn, 


1 60 


Jacob Spangle, 


160 


Eliza Brant, 


50 


Andrew Kulp, 


1 60 


B. E. Plaine, 


200 


A. B. Snider, 


5 25 


H. A. Snyder, 


10 50 


Jacob Mohler, 


16 75 


D. Wolf, Jr. 


3 20 


G. Cocanower. 


3 30 


L. Simons, 


150 


Anthony Daily, 


65 


J. A. Strayer, 


10 SO 


Wm. Stephens, 


1 00 


Sarah Leckron, 


3 75 


J. B. Keller, 


8 00 


W. R. Frick, 


160 


80I. Benshofl, 


65 


Daniel Moser, 


9 CO 


J. W. Fultz, 


1 70 


G. W. Horn, 


1 00 


M. D. Miller, 


2 25 


George Paul, 


75 


David Frautz, 


18 00 


Sarah Phouiz, 


3 00 


P. Hoffert, 


5 40 


J.'Klepper, 


200 


P. S. Garman, 


11 00 


M. Bolinger, 


1 50 


E. P. Peffly, 


550 


B. Benshoff, 


100 


Wm. Reddick, 


3 10 


B.C. Gripe, 


18 00 


Sarah Leslie, 


300 


Joseph Zahn, 


125 


R. A. Zookv 


350 


Abra. Baurn, 


450 


J. Gochnour, 


24 75 


| I. A- B. Berehber, 


J. P. Llchuv, 


610 


gar, % 60 


A» H. BaUfffloro, 18 W 


i F W' 





CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Ross E. Rood, 1 50 

8. S.Sherfv, 3 00 

H. H. Arnold, 3 35 

Mary Stovor, 1 50 

II. Hershb»rger, 2 00 

J.B.Conway, 1 5J 

L). A. Stafford, 83 

Henry Clapper, '< ",o 

J. B. Light, 1 25 

Phillip Shelly, 3 00 

Jacob Herr, :; 75 

(icorgo Kby, 21 75 

J. B. Dilling, 12 00 

Joseph Myers, 1 00 

J. II. Roberta, 1 00 

D. M. Suavely, 2 25 
Joseph Stoner, 160 
J. 1$. Wampler, 50 
*Vm. Angle, 50 
George Bish, 3 00 
H. Broadwater, 6 00 
P. D. Fahrney, 13 80 
J. A. Hetrick, 525 

E. Hamilton, 3 00 
A M. Hibbs, 1 5o 
J. Stuckey, 1 60 
I.N. Cross wait, 1 50 
Abra. Summv, 5 00 
Stouffer <fc Foltz,18 55 
I MfCliutock, 2 00 
Fred W. Kohler, 7 35 
S. Bowman, 13 50 
P. Forney, 1 60 
E. C. Packer, 6 15 
Isaac Lutz, 1 60 
Samuel Suplee, 3 20 

Jonas Trimmer 10 20 



I.G. Neher 
Joua. Lefller 
Mark Minser 
S. H. Martie 
Issac Royer 
Mbsos Light 
Bowers <& Bos- 

perman 1 50 

K. Heckman 5 25 
A. E. Shumaker 3 00 
J. D. Sell 1 50 

II. Mussclman 17 20 
H. Lehman 
Jaccob Forrer 
Kate B.Taylor 
E. Zimmerman 
John J,Bitner, 
Mhscs Keiru, 
•I M Hershbergcr,700 
B Overholser, 75 



100 
150 
4 50 
2 10 
7 50 
7 00 



4 50 
6 20 
335 
3 00 
160 
6 00 



Lyonifc BIough,2000 
John Wolf, 3 10 

R. P. Cassel, 1 9 
Lydia Arthur, 1 50 
A. B. Wilt, 1 50 

J. Weybright, 8 00 
J. A.8tudebaker,0 00 
J.R.Miller, 75 

Martha Manly, T."> 
AdamPhell, 10 90 
John Brindle, 75 

S. D. Faulkendcr,3 00 
D. Holsinger, 1 50 

C. Shellenbcrgcr, 

10 50 

D. N. Yoihcrs, 4 15 
J. B. Neff, 3 00 

E. Heyser, 2 00 
8. Tennis, 7 00 
J. L. Myers, 10 00 
H. Bender, 1 65 
C.Hildebrand, 14 25 
Wendell Henry, 5 45 
J. Swigard, 2 00 
Wm. Pannebaker, 

1100 
Daniel Stump, 1 50 
Anna Oaks, 1 50 

8. T.Bosserman,10 00 
Norman Faw, 3 00 
M. Wogaman, 1 50 
J. L. Frantz, 50 

I. Howland, 1 50 
I. L. Eshleman, 1 50 
J. 8. Kirk, 3 00 

A. H. Hamm 2 00 
A. J. Beery 6 50 

Jacob Mohler 4 50 
M M Eshelmau 1 00 
C Deardorff 1 60 

W B Kinseley 1 50 
Cath. 8tees 1 00 

Henry Brunk 1 50 
Eliza Metsker 1 50 
Wm Stockmyer 2 25 
Sam D Bowman 2 60 



Levi Miller 
J L Beaver 
Martin Row 
8 B Beekley 
Sara Rvmau 
J. M. Miller 
H. A. Snyder 
Wm Miller, 
J 8 Thomas, 
DaTid Fultz, 
J D Armstrong, 



4 50 

00 

4 50 
75 

3 00 

10 00 

3 00 

1 50 

5 00 
150 
1 00 



Pittsburg and Connellsville R. R. 

TIME TABLE. 



Commencing on Monday, October 10th. 1S71, 
nt 1 o'clock. P. M. 



Eastward. | 




Westward. 


Cum 
Mail 


Bait 

Exp. 


STATIONS. 


Cin. 
Exp. 


Cum 
Mail 


A, M 


P. M. 




A. M. 


P. M 


50 


$00 


Pittsburg 


1015 


6 10 


10 21 


9 57 


Bradford 


8 05 


2 30 


10 35 


10 10 


Connellsville 


800 


2 25 


1 20 11 55 


Mineral Point 


5 52 


1122 


140 


12 15 


Garret 


5 38 


1103 


157 


1228 


DAL1S CITY 


526 


1045 


3 16 


128 


Bridgeport 


4 15 


9 35 


400 


3 00 


Cumberland 


3 40 


840 


P. M. 


A. M. 




M.P- 


A.M 



^OXES POISOXED.-FuU instructions in 
. a Copyright Bod}; for 50 <wc;s, A^4»«Ee, 



Advertisements . 

\\ , E will admit a limited number of sclec 
\ .• advertisements at the following rates 
One insertion, 20 cents a lina. 
Each subsequent insertion 15 ceuts a line. 
Yearly advertisements, 10 cents a line. 

No standing advertisement of more than 
20 line6 will be admitted, and no cuts will be 
nserted on anv considerations 

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 

1-Olt 1872. 
TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR. 

This splendid weekly, greatly enlarged and 
improved, is one of the most useful and in- 
teresting journals ever published. Every 
number is beautifully priDted on fine paper, 
and elegantly illustrated with original en- 
gravings, representing New Inventions ; 
Novelties in Mechanics, Manufactures, 
Chemistry, Photography, Architecture, Ag- 
riculture, Engineering, Science and Art. — 
FARMERS, MECHANICS, INVENTORS, 
ENGINEERS, CHEMISTS, MANUFACTUR- 
ERS, AND PEOPLE OF ALL PROFES- 
SIONS OR TRADES WILL FIND THE SCI- 
ENTIFIC AMERICAN, OF GREAT VAL- 
UE AND INTEREST. 

Its practical suggestions will save hun- 
dreds of dollars to every Household, Work- 
shop, and Factory in the land, besides af- 
fording a Continual Source of Valuable In- 
struction. The Editors are assisted by many 
of the ablest American and European Writ- 
ers, and having acfess to al 1 the leading Sci- 
entific and V<>chi tical Journals of the world, 
the column ■ of t\e Scientific American are 
constantly enriched with the choicest infor- 
mation. An Official List of all the Patents 
Issued is Published Weekly. 

The yearly numbers of the SCIENTIFIC 
AMERICAN, make two Splendid Volumes of 
nearly One Thousand Pages, equivalent in 
size to four thousand ordinary b'>ok Pages. — 

Specimen copies sent free. TERMS S3 

Year : ftl.50 Half Year ; Clubs ot 
ten Copies lor One Year, 82.50 
each, #25.00, with a splendid premium 
to the person who forms the Club, consisting 
of a copy of the celebrated S'oel-Plate En- 
graving, "Men of ProgTess." 

In connection with the publication of the 
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, the uudersigned 
conducts the most extensive Agency in the 
world for procuring patents. 

The best way to obtain an answer to the 
question — Can I obtain a Patent I is to write 
to MUNN <fc CO , 37 Park Row, New York, 
■who ha^e had over Twenty-five Year's Expe- 
rience in the business. No charge is made 
for opinion and advice. A pen-and-ink- 
sketch, or full written description of the in- 
vention, should be sent. 

For instruction concerning American and 
European Patents — Caveats— Re-i6snes — In- 
terferences — Rejected Cases — Hints on Sell- 
ing Patents— Rules and Proceedings of the 
Patent Office— Tbe New Patent Laws— Ex- 
aminations — Extensions — Infringements, 
etc., etc., send for INSTRUCTION" BOOK, 
which will be mailed free, on application. — 
All business strictly confidential. 
Address, MUNN <fc CO., 

37 Park Row, New Yor". 

The Christian Harp, containing 133 
Dages of choice hjranicet tp music in char- 
acter nctes- Price per Eingle copy, Bost paid 
S5a«»ts. |S.06p5:c-crSi;. 



The Flnkle A Lyon Hewing Jla- 
' chine, with Drop Feed, new Take-up, new 
[ Heramer, Ac, is now offered to agents on 
; more liberal terms. Also, Second-hand Ma 
' chines taken in exchange, or the naw irn 
provements applied. 

Every Machine is warranted First Class, 
and if the purchaser does not so regard it a f- 
ter a fair trial, he can return it, and money 
refunded. 

N. B. Wanted traveling agents to visit 
each town, distributing circulars, explaining 
the improvements, etc., etc, who can make 
$300 per month. Address LYON'S MUTU - 
AL S. M. Co. 



WANTED.- 

IT A situation as apiarian, on reasonable 
salary. West of the mountains preferred. 
S. B. REPLOGLE. 
Roaring Spring, Blair Co., Pa. 

Dk. U. M. BEACHLEY'S 
FAMILY MEDICAL DEPOT. 

OPPTCK AM) DSUO 8TOME, 
ON MAIN Street, 

Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 

IJnivrsal Guide lor Cutting Gar- 
ments. 

By which every family may cut its own 
garments for men and boys, of twenty six 
different sizes ; for Coats, Pants, Vests, and 
Shirts, and Ladies' Dress Bodies. Agents 
wanted to sell 8tate, County, and Family 
Rights. For Particulars 

address Miller A Quinn,- 

Tyrone, Blair Go., Pa. 

1780 1871 

ARE YOU AFFLICTED OR SICK ? 



Use Dr. Fahruey's Blood Cleans- 
er or Panacea. 

An Alterative and Catharic, or Tonic and 
Purge combined, for diseases arising from 
bad blood j such as Costiveaess, Dyspepsia 
Sick Headache, Liver Complaint, Jaundice, 
Erysipelas, Worms, Chills and Fever, Scrof 
ula, Pimples, Tetter, &c. Try It. 

Established 1780 in package form. Estab 
lished nearly 30 years ago in liquid form 
which was brought to its present state of 
preservation and perfection some years later, 
by Dr. P. Fahrney, Chicago, Ill's, who con 
ducts the trade west of Ohio. Great reputa- 
tion ! Mauy Testimonials ! Ask for that 
prepared at Waynesboro, Pa., and Chicago, 
Ill's. Beware of imitations. Genuine re- 
tails at $1.35 per bottle. Druggists and 
Medicine dealers sell it. 

Dr. P. Fahrney's "Health J/essen^er" gives 
the history and 1 ses of the Blood Cleanser 
testimonials, ant other information, sent 
free of charge. Address 

Or. P. Fahrney's Bros. & Co. 
Waynesboro, Pa. 



A Card. 

Drs. D. Fahrney & Son, Uroscopian Phys- 
icians, continue the practice of Medicine at 
the o\d stand, near Boonsboro, Md. They 
treat all forms of Chronic Diseases with mar- 
ked success. Can be addressed by letter, and 
they can send medicine to any part of the 
United States, wherever there is an express 
oajoe. Pest oSfica address, Boonsboro, Wash ■ 
l8ft& CoiiBfif, MA- 

Mfb 1 J r, tA 



16 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



DR. U. M. BEACHLY, 

DALE CITY, PA., 

M>kes the treatment of Chronic Diseases a 
8j ecialty. If you wish to consult by letter 
p'ease remit one dollar. Also manufactures 
* full line of excellent family remedies, to 
wit: Blood Purge, Dyspepsia Bitters, Moth- 
er and Colic Drops, Restorative Wine Bitters, 
Eye Water, Cure for Deafness, Cough Syrup, 
Worm Syrup, Railroad Liniment, Universal 
Salve, Liver Pills, Female Pills, Gravel Cure, 
Cancer Cure, Abdominal Supporters, &c-, 
for sale, wholesale and retail. 

Office and drug store on Main street, Dale 
City, Somerset county, Pa. 



TAKE NOTICE. 

Brethren or other persons that wish to en- 
gage in an honorable business that will pay 
them §3,000 to $7,000 a year should send for 
terms and particulars. 
Address 

F. C, RENNER, Ladiesburg, Md. 

NEATLY EXECUTED 
In all its various branches, from a surill 
card with one word to a full sheet poster, 
at the office of the 

"CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION," 
All kinds of Legal Blanks kept on 
hand. 
BILL HEADS, 

LETTER HEADS, 
CHECKS, 

ENVELOPES, 
CARDS, 

VENDUE BILLS, 

&.C., &.C. , &.C. , 

&c. , &c, &c, 

Will be printed and sent by mail, free of 
postage, to any part of the United States 
at prices comparing with the most reason- 
able. 
Address all orders to 

HENRY R. HOLSINGER, 

DALE CITY, PA. 

pREAT EXCITEMENT! 
U J. N. FICHTNER, 

of Berlin, Pa., has caused a great excite- 
ment in the County by bringing into our 
midst the very popular and far-famed WEED 
(F. F.) SEWING MACHINE. All who 
Lave tried it give this as their decision : 
"The Weed runs lighter, has less gearing, 
is more easily managed, and takes les6 time 
to understand it than any other machine now 
in the county." 

The WEED has no cog-wheels, no spring 
or compound levers, and is sold at prices 
ranging from 160 to $150. Each machine 
is furnished with a tucker, quilter, bastcr, 3 
hemmers, feller, corder, ruffler, fringer 
braider, and a self-sewer, gratis. 

Satisfaction GUARANTEED. 

Call on or address, 

J. N. FICHTNER, 
7-47.8t.s' BERLIN, PA. 

Office in Conner's new building. 




For Sale at this Office. 

T'.-.r KiiipSiatlc Di«eU»tt; Or, Tbe Ken 
dish. Contaii 

«k Text of the New Teetament. with 
Interlinear? Word-for-word English Trai 

_••.-. ai d 3. S. 
ere. By Benjamin Wilson. 

SJan<!-5I«ok for neinelttiprovcmcai: 
irieing '-'How to Write," 'How to Talk." 
" How to Buh'jve." snd " How to do Basii. 
ore voi.. $2.2o. Indispensable. 
L!;e at Borne; or tlie Family and its 
Members. — Including Husbands and Wive*, Par- 
Children. Brothers, Sisters, Employers and 
The Altar in tbe Honec, etc. By 
$1.60; 

.Han in Geueus and ir. Geology; or The 

.'. Account of Man's Creation tested by Sci- 

Theories of hi* Orifiu and Antiquity. By 

J. P. Tnpju Fancy Cloth." $1.00. 

How to Bead Character. AnewHlnstra- 

k of Phrenology and rhy-iognomy, 

dents and Examiner*, with a Chart for re- 

- Of the 
Bruin, in the Delineation o' Character, witu up- 
wards otVOi Engravin Muslin, $1.86. 

it. the Right Relations of the Sexes. 
lion, and 

j 
Orator) :,a •■••<•.' itlar; or, 

Chairman's Guide 
for condncting P;:!>!ic Meetings sccordin? to the 
. i.tnry forms. By \V. Pitting! a 
jEdop'n Fables. The People's Pictorial Edition. 
[tally Illustrated with nearly Sixty Engrav- 
ings. Cloth, gilt, beveled board* Only $1. 

The High! Word In the Right PI 

itionary ai-d Bel 
ileal Te 

,_-n i'lira^cs. Writing for ihe Pre** 
tation, Proof-Beading, and ether S'alna'... 
Informal ion. Oloth, 75 cents. 

Any ol <c:it liy mail, poet-paid, on re 

*int of ; 

Tbe Phrenological Journal, an 

illustrated, First-class Family Magazine, 
devoted to the 'Science of Man : ' Subscrip- 
tion price, $3,00 a year. By a special ar- 
rangement we are enabled to offur the 
Phrenological Journal and Christian Fam- 
ily Companion together for §3,50 or with 
the Pious Youth for, §3,00. we commend 
the Journal to all who want a good Family 
Magazine, and who don't! 

New Hymn Books. 

PLAIN SHEEP BINDING. 

One copy, post paid, 0.75 

12 copies, post paid, 8.50 

PLAIN ARABESQUE BINDING. 

One copy, post paid, 0.75 

12 copies, post paid, 8.50 

Turkey Morocco. 

One copy, post paid, 1.00 

Pe- dozen, 11.25 

German and English Plain Sheep. 
One copy, post pain, 1.00 

Per dozen 10.3 

Turkey Morocco, Ger. & Eng. 

One copy, post paid, 1.25 

Per dozen " " 10 30 

PLAIN SINGLE GERMAN. 
One copy, post pain, • -50 1 

Per dozen. « 5.50 \ 

Christian Harp, contaning 
188 pages cf choice hymns set to music in j 
character notes. Price per single copy, post 
paid 85 cents. 13.00 per dozen. 



Revised New Testament. 

OCTAVO PICA EDITION. 

Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, $2.00 

8heep Strong Binding, post paid, 2.50 

18 MO. EDITION. 
Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, $1.00 

Sheep Strong Binding, 1.25 

32 MO., SUNDAY SCHOOL EDITION. 25 

The Song-Crowned King. — A new 

singing book set in character notes. 144 oc- 
tavo pages, bound in boards. New and old 
tunes. Price 60 cents.$6.00 per dozen. 
Companion Volume 3. bound post paid, $2.7 
Reserved at the office, 2.25 
Nead's Theology, Post Paid, 1.45 

" Wisdom & Power of God Post Paid 1.40 
Brethren's Encyclopedia. $1.70 
Treatise on Trine Immersion B. F. Moo- 
maw, prepaid, .75 

Debate On Immersion, Quinter & Snyder, 
8ingle copy, post paid, .75 

12 copies, by Express, 7.00 

Pious Companion, 8. Kinsey, post paid, .45 
Browns Pocket Concordance, -60 

German & English Testaments, .75 

Jenkins' Test-Pocket Lexicon 
an English Dictionary of all except familivr 
words, omitting what everybody knows, and 
containing what everybody wants k to know. 

Price 75 cents, postpaid. 

Certificates Ac. 
MarriageCertificate, per loz., postpaid, 0.30, 

CBS TIFICATES OF MEMBERSHIP. Per dOZ, 0.20 

r I v RACTS. — Religious dialogue, 12 pages 
x five cents single copy; thirty cents a doz. 
All orders should be accompanied with the 
money and the name of person, post-office, 
county and State written in unmistakable 
letters, and addressed to, 

H. R. Holsinger. 

Dale City, Pa. 



THE PIOUS TOUTS. 

A MONTHLY PUBLICATION 
Designed to Promote the Welfare, and en. 

large the number, of the class of persons 

whose name it bears. 
One dollar a year in advance. 



THE 



Christian Family Companion. 

Is published every Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
by Henry R. Holsinger, who is a member of 
the Church of the Brethren, sometimes known 
by the name of "German Baptists," and 
vulgarly or maliciously called " IhinkarcU." 

The design of the work is to advocate truth , 
expose error, and encourage the true Christian 
on his way to Zion. 

It assumes that the New Testament is the 
Will of Gcd, and that no one can have the 
promise of salvation without observing all itt 
requirements ; that among these are Faith, Re 
pentance, Prayer, Baptism by trine immer 
sion, Feet Washing, the Lord's Supper, the 
Hoi y Communion , Charity, Non-conformity to 
the world, and a full resignation to the whole 
will of God as he has revealed it through his 
Son Jesus Christ. 

So much of the affairs of this world as may 
be thought necessary to the proper observance 
of the signs of the times, or suca as may tend 
to the moial, mental, or physical benefit ol 
the Chris tinn, w :i!be published, thus remov- 
ing all occasion for coming into contact with 
the so called Literary or Political journals. 

Subscriptions may begin at any time. 

For further particulars send for a specimen 
number, enclosing a stamp. 

Addrew H. R. HOLSINGER, 

Dale City Somerset Co., Pa. 



BY" H. B. HOLSINGEB. " Whosoevor loveth me keepeth my commandments"— Jescb. At $1.60 Per Ar . 



Volume VIII. DALE CITY, PA., TUESDAY, JAN. 9, 1872. 



Number 2. 



"Give to Him that AskethThee," 

If the poor man pass thy door, 
Give him of thy bonntcous store ; 
Give hlra food, and give him gold ; 
Give him sheltei from the cold ; 
Aid his lonely life to live ; 
For 'tis angel like to give. 

Though world-riches thou hast not ; 
Give to him of poorer lot ; 
Think thou of the widow's mite ; 
In the holy Masters sight ; 
It was more, a thousand fold, 
Than the rich man's hoard of gold. 

Give, il is the better part ; 
Give to him — "the poor in heart; 
Give of love, in large degree, 
Give of hope and sympathy ; 
Cheer to him who sighs forlorn, 
Light to him whose lamp is gone. 

Givethc gray haired wand'rer room ; 
Lead him gently to the tomb. 
Let him not in friendless climes, 
Float adown the tide of time. 
Hear the mother's lonely call, 
She's the nearest one of all. 

And the last, abandoned one, 

In the pathway do not shun ; 

Of thy kindness she hath need ; 

Heal with balm the bruised >-eed. 

Give,and gifts above all price 

Shall be thine in paradise. E. P. P. 



For the ComPANiON. 
Re — creation. 

Change, change, eternal change, is 
tho divine order of nature. We have 
day light, and darkness ; spring, sum- 
mer, and winter : time for work and 
time for repose ; but there is no stand- 
ing still. Action is life — inaction is 
death. The planets continue in per- 
petual motion, and the human heart 
beats time to our breathing. From 
birth till death there is no cessation, 
no stopping. We are undergoing a 
constant change, for better or for 
worse, in eyer being re-created. — 
Once in every seven years, — some 
physiologists say six — the human 
body undergoes a complete change. 
All the material there is of us to-day 
.will have passed off, and a new body 
taken on, re-created, in the course of 
seven years or less. 

Looked at from our present stand 
points, the process of life and of 
change aeenx very slow ; .but when 
we look back, we realize more fully 



how "rapidly time flies," and how 
short is our stay here on earth. The 
poet thus expresses. 

"A pointof time, a moments space, 

Removes me to yon hea verily place, 
Or shuts me up in hell." 

But the question for us to consider 
is this, Are we, when being remade, 
improving, or are we retrograding ? 
We are ascending or descending, get- 
ting stronger or gettiag weaker. — 
Having attained the stature of men, 
are we now in right relations with 
the laws of matter and of mind, or 
are we running counter to them ? If 
living right, if conforming strictly to 
God's requirements, we shall contin- 
ue to improve from youth to age, 
from time to eternity. If on the con- 
trary, we disregard the laws that 
were established for our guidance and 
our good, if we run counter to them, 
the consequences will be fatal to us 
and to our posterity. The wicked 
shall not live out half their days. 

In being recreated, we must re- 
member that the haman body, like 
the plant and the tree,grows on what 
feeds it. Good food with good air 
and water makes good blood, while 
bad,insufficient or innutritious food, 
impure air, and bad drink tend to de- 
grade the blood and lower the tone 
and quality of body and brain, in the 
same way that poor soil produces on- 
ly weeds or brambles instead of trees 
and vines with delicious shade and 
fruits. 

Reader, how are you living ? If 
young, you are growing into a strong 
robust, vigorous man ? Are you tak- 
ing such exercise as will develop 
bones, muscles, and breathing pow- 
er." Or are you sapping the founda- 
tions, wasting your vitality, and fit- 
ting yourself for the alms house or a 
premature grave. The process of re- 
creation is going on and you are 
changing. If much in the open air, 
performing some daily manual labor, 
sleeping regularly and living in care- 
ful observance of the Christian pre- 
ceptsi you are improving and may 
hope to come into healthy manhood. 
But if "confined within doors, keeping 



late hours, taking little or no bodily 
exercise, and stimulating with tobac- 
co, and narcotic or alcoholic liquors, 
the brain will become impaired, the 
lungs small, the circulation sluggish, 
the muscles weak, the physical quali- 
ty poor, tho vitality low, and the 
health wanting. 

E. -J. Zook. 
Warsfiw, lull. 



Foi the Companion 
The Lord's House. 

Jesus said "it is written, my house 
shall be called the house of prayer," 
but by trafficiog, or trading, the Jews 
had "made it a den of thieves." — 
Christ, for wise purposes, drove them 
with their traffic, out of the temple. — 
A question arises in my mind, was 
it only done once ? I answer, no. — 
The first time he done it was at the 
commencement of his ministry, and 
at this time he did it with a scourge 
of small cords, as we find in John 2 ; 
and this was done at least 2, if not 3, 
years before the one , mentioned in 
Mark 21, and this was done one day 
before the one mentioned in Mark 11. 
By comparing Mark 21, with Mark 
11, we find that when he came to Je- 
rusalem, he entered the temple of 
God, and cast out all them that sold 
and bought in the temple, <fcc, and 
when the eventide was come, he went 
out of the city into Bethany, and on 
the following morning he returned, 
entered the temple, and once more 
drove them out. How he found them 
occupying the temple the fourth time, 
is not so plainly stated, neither i3 it 
stated in the parable of the fig tree, 
how the dresser found, it at the close 
of the fourth year. "But," says one 
"the temple was occupied by the traf- 
ficers. and the fig tree had only 
leaves. Well, yes, but who can not 
learn a great and practical lesson 
from both those narratives. 

Noah Longaneckek. 



If you would not do wrong, you 
must not speak evil : and if you 
would avoid evil speaking, you must 
avoid the evil thought. 



18 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion, 
"Abide iu Him." 

To Brother Andrew Cost. 

BY C. H. BALSBAUGH. 

\> lie is, so are we in this world." 

Heaven's impress is on all the elect. The 
seed of God matures into God's harvest. The 
Divine life within must stamp the surface with 
the Divine image. Fellow to the eternal in our 
renewed being, "from our bellies will flow rivers 
of living water," and wherever we go we baptize 
the world with the beatitudes of all Christly dis- 
positions. Were there no constitutional terms 
of correspondence in the soul in its broken con- 
dition, there would be an innate impossibility of 
recovery from apostasy and recomposition in the 
Divine order : and had the soul not room enough 
to hold God in the essential elements of its be- 
ing, no character fit for heaven could be devel- 
oped by the Divine inbeing. It is our privilege, 
our glory, and our unspeakable joy, that we may 
be "filled with all the fullness of God." Grace 
be with you, brother beloved. 

Perhaps no saint is so deep in the life of God 
as to know fully what is comprised in this saluta- 
tion. It is a greeting that sums up all ot good 
that man can appropriate or God bestow. I 
will not enter into an explanation of it, but leave 
you to study it every day of your lite till grace 
is consummated in glory, and Christ and angels 
salute you with the effusions of everlasting love. 
He that studies natural science, or aught that 
is learned by induction, must gain knowledge 
by mental toll, and unless the mind is put to 
stress we gradually slide to the foot of the class. 
But in the school of Christ we study with the 
heart, and learn the great mystery ot God through 
the affections. A coldshearted person may know 
much about Christ, but only the loving, willing, 
trusting, self-renouncing, obedient soul knows 
Christ Himself. Memorizing the Bible is not 
knowing God, and living as by "will-worship" 
is not abiding in him. To know him is, in its 
way, a real incarnation — God dwelling in us by 
faith, our life "must be hid with Christ in God," 
so that we be warmed and quickened by His 
presence and inward fellowship if we are to pos- 
sess an) saving knowledge of Him. To abide 
in Him is to have Him as the tree has the sap, 
the constant, ever-operative principle that gives 
tone and form to all "thre issues of life." This 



requires a close walk, a well-ordered life — hands 
and feet, eyes and ears and tongue, fastened to 
the Divine telegraph at the centre, reporting 
faithfully the thoughts and impulses ol God — 
a heart that is constantly and sedulously set round 
with the picket-guard of holiness, warding off 
foes without, and subduing foes within. This 
is to "keep one's self," so as not to be "touched 
by the wicked ," for where there is an abiding 
in God, there is no smallest point left that is 
congenial to the satanic nature. "Abide in Him," 
and His nature will evermore open to your in- 
ner vision, and your nature in Him, until you 
shall "see Him as He is, and be like him." 

For the Companion. 
Honesty. 

Honesty consists in adhering to truth, justice, 
fair-dealing, and virtue ; constant adherence to 
rectitude. To lie and cheat are both acting the 
reverse of an honest man. Even among those 
who profess to lead a godly life, some, in their 
daily avocations, are either telling or acting lies, 
deceiving in order to gain what is temporary 
and perishable. Yes, among those who profess 
to follow the meek and lowly Jesus, such charac- 
ters are to be found. 

Some, if they have joined some denomina- 
tion, see that they have not built upon the? right 
foundation, yet are not honest, enough to reform ! 
If he should leave his church and go to some 
other where he could enjoy himself, or do as 
God requires at his hands, he might make ene- 
mies, and so he stays where he is, though ha 
cannot enjoy himself. He is living after the 
will of men, and not the will of God. 

Others who have not, as yet, made a start in 
the divine life, are halting between two opinions ; 
they cannot know where to go to please every 
body, as they would like to do. You are living 
toward the will of men and not of God. Who- 
soever does not forsake, father, mother, brother, 
wife, or sister, and follow Christ, cannot be his 
disciple. This is not acting the part of an hon- 
est man. A man that does not live as he un- 
derstands his duty, without regard to what otb> 
ers might have to say about him, is indeed liv- 
ing dishonest against his Maker. Would that 
all my readers, without regard to age, ox 6ez, 
would live as they know they should live. What 
a change there would be ! "But to bim that 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION . 



19 



knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it 
is sin." 

A man is not far from ruin when he can say, 
without blushing, "I don't care how I live, if I 
only get the respect of others." Such a man 
can never be trusted. Young men hardly com- 
mit a greater mistake than to think of gaining 
the esteem of others by yielding to their wishes 
contrary to their own sense of duty. Such con- 
duct is always morally wrong, and rarely fails to 
deprive one, both of self-respect and the respect 
of others. People think they must conform to 
custom ; and if in buying andjseiling they some- 
times say things that are not true, and do things 
that are not honest, why, their neighbors do the 
same ; they say, in order to succeed in business 
it is out of the question to be strictly honest. 
Now ,ifit were indeed so, I would say to such : then 
quit your business ; better dig, and beg, too, 
than tamper with conscience, sin against God, 
and lose your soul. But is it so 1 Is it neces. 
sary in order to succeed in business, that you 
adopt a standard of morals more lax and pliable 
than the one placed before you in the Bible ] 
Perhaps for a time a rigid adherence to recti- 
tude might bear hard upon you ; but how would 
it be in the end * Will not a fair character, an 
approving conscience, and an approving God, be 
an abundant compensation for this little defi- 
ciency in pelf \ Oh, there is an hour coming, 
when one whisper of an approving mind, one 
smile of an approving God, will be accounted of 
more value than the wealth of a thousand worlds 
like this ! In that hour nothing will sustain 
you but the consciousness of having been govern- 
in life by worthy and good principles ; which 
will strew joy-giving rays about your pathway 
to the tomb. Therefore live honest, upright, 
and God will smile upon you, and will give you 
an inheritance eternally in heaven, where pari- 
ing will be known no more, — where we can live 
in the celestial abode of God. 

M. H. Meyebs. 
SipesviUe, Pa. 

Mothers, Talk With Your Children. 

What you wish to say to your children, say to ' 
them now, death may cut you off in your prime, 
and they be bereft both of your presence and the J 
remembrance of your advice and counsel. Above 
all, what you tmfet wieti ftfr. pray for ntyw ; "ffttfy*- 1 



ing breath is not spent in vain." And if your 
life is spared, time is passing, your children are 
growing, almost inperceptibly, into men and wo- 
men, full of their own ideas, projects and plane. 

Therefore, teach them now, while at your 
knee, and you have their ear more than the 
world ; tell them now, instil day by day the 
sweet gospel lessons of your youth ; what expe- 
rience and observation have taught you, also 
read to them. These things, in time to come 
will be to them as a well of living water, from 
which they will drink deep and be refreshed, 
though now it may almost seem like water pour- 
ed on the ground, they seem so heedless of your 
advice and admonitions. How can thej appear 
but indifferent ? They know not the value of 
your teachings, they can not know now, but you 
know, and you can not escape guilt if you do not 
fortify them against responsibility and care by 
words of wisdom that in due time will ripen in- 
to golden sheaves whether you live to see it or 
not. 

The evil one is busy sowing tares. Shall not 
you, the anxious, praying, loving mother, be as 
busy sowing good seed 1 "In the morning and 
in the evening withhold not thy hand." — The 
Pastoral Visitor. 



One said to a universalist, "you believe that 
Christ died to save all men V -'Yes, I do." 
"And you don't believe there is a hell V' "No, I 
do not." "Ycu dont believe there is any pun- 
ishment hereafter V "No, I do not : men are 
punished for their sins in this life.'' Well, let 
us put your system together. It amounts to 
just this : that Christ died to save us from noth- 
ing at all ! Not from hell, because, according to 
you, there is none ; not from punishment in a fu- 
ture state of being, for he receives his whole pun- 
ishment in this life. Yours is the absurd spec- 
tacle of ropes and life preservers thrown, at an 
immense expense, to save a man who is on dry 
land, and in no danger of being drownded, Let 
me tell you that your religion is 3tark infidelity. 
If you heartly believe the Bible, you .could not 
believe Universalism. 

They who would abound in hope, peace, and 
joy, should be much in prayer to Him who is 
the giver of every good gift, and whose face none 
Beek in vain. 



20 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. | that the simple outward thing of itself caused 
Speak Gently, iu i>ove Exhort owe another. that joy ; but it was an outburst of that inward 
We are minded to drop a few thoughts just '■ grace causing an entire obedience to the will of 
here, while reflecting upon a criticism we have God, and triumph over sinful pride. So we un- 
just read in No. 47, C. F. C. I think and im- jderstand her in her "childlike" simplicity of ex- 
agine I see a sad expression come over the coun- pressiou. And would to God more ol us had 
tenance of Sister Mellinger while perusing those that simplicity of expression and love. 



criticisms. Out of love I am constrained to be- 
lieve she penned those words of exhortation and 
encouragement in No. 44 of Companion. It 
made me feel glad to have such evidence that 
there are those among us that are not ashamed 
of their faith and practice, and have a zeal for 
the ancient land-marks. I am often pained to 
the heart to discover, in the communications of 
seme of the writers of our periodicals, a spirit 
that seems to lightly esteem those views that 
touch upon the order and customs of our old 
fathers andmothers,andthosethatwa]kintheir foot- 
steps. Now brethren those things should not 
be. Oh, let us speak or write gently, as though 



It is a fact, generally admitted, that the gau- 
dy and fashionable adornment of the body is an 
outward sign of pride and folly in the heart — 
an impressive evidence of what is within. Is it 
not passing strange, that some can not conceive 
the idea that there is anything whatever in 
dress, bearing upon the subject of piety ? Of 
course we understand the essentials of the Chris- 
tian religion must have their centre in the "in^ 
ner man ;" but if the heart is fully consecrated 
to all the requirements of the Christian graces, 
it is absolutely certain there will be an outward 
expression and evidence of their existence 
throughout the entire man. His eating, drink' 



our pens were dipped in love as well as ink, or j ing, talking, dealing, dressing, &c, will be gov- 
rather, that the promptings of our moving pens i erned in accordance with those graces. Christ, 
emanate from the elements of a heart and soul | the -'meek and lowly in heart," will be the guid- 
that know nothing but a "life hid in Christ !" ing star, and all the characteristics of the indi- 
We could see nothing contrary to the dictates of I vidual, will harmonize with His teachings. It 
the spirit of Christ or the Gospel in our dear i ? worthy of remark that very often those persons 
sister Mellinger T 3 words of exhortation, but ' that teach that the dress signifies nothing, also 
much to commend. Oh, let us not be too ready teach by their actions that the religion of Christ 
to weigh everything that does not just suit our j does not in any way separate them from the 



world. 

To return, 1 do not intimate that our sisters 
sadness would be brought about in 



inclinations in the balances of Absolutism. Her 
views relative to the cap, or covering, when look- 
ed at in a qualified sense, would seem to say : sauness wouia oe orougnt aoout in consequence 
"In our outward appearance, a plain cap will of what she had said or done, but that her lov- 
separate us from the world about as much as ing efforts should be the grounds of such criti- 
any thing else, it thus being an outward sign of cisms as have appeared. Brethren and sisters, 
that inward grace that makes us a separate peo- i speak gently ; write, if possible, so as not to of- 
ple from the world." And her words conveyed . tend. See that ye ''despise not one of these lit- 
the idea that if we were truly looking to Christ, tie ones." I know of several correspondents 
and by the cross were crucified to the world and thatjhave been intimidated to lay down their pens 
the world to us, then we would not be ashamed because of a want of forbearance and love in 
to submit to that time honortd, and I might j so^ie others, attributing their efforts to selfish 
say, heaven approved order, that shows to the motives ; such as, desiring to see their names in 
world that we have a heart that not only teels print, &c &c, 

that we are spiritually a separate people from i Brethren and sisters, if our motives are pure, 
the world, but that in every way, even in con- ' and I hope they are, let us not be so easily si- 
versation, conduct, and outward appearance we lenced ; for they that so speak know not what 
have no inclination to be linked arm in arm with they do. Many, now efficient watchmen on the 
the world. And as to the rejoicing when she walls of Zion, would not be there had they yields 
first willingly put on the covering alluded to, : ed up the sword because of discouragements, 
surely we could not understand her to mean I and often, too, these discouragements came from 



CHRISTIAN FAMILYCOMP ANION. 



21 



those that belong to us. I often take the part 
ol our sisters when the world laugh at their mod- 
est apparel and child-like obedience to the rules 
and regulations of the church, (which are in ac- 
cordance with the teachings of the New Testa- 
ment or spirit oi the Gospel), and I feel like tak- 
ing their part when they come out boldly in the 
congregation of thousands that read our period- 
icals and speak words of comfort and exhorta- 
tion to help us on our journey. The '"man ol 
sorrows" was not forsaken by the women that 
loved him ; they crowded near him in his most 
trying moments. He wept with them. The 
apostles felt the warmth and zeal of the women 
of their time, and commended them for their 
good deeds and strong faith. Shall we lightly 
esteem their zeal now ? God forbid ! but may 
they cling close to the gospel ship, and in every 
moment, of danger help to save — help to keep 
her in the way, and be bright examples of what 
we should all be in Christ Jesus, where "there is 
neither male nor female." Let us commend 
their zeal, and invoke from heaven many a 
"God's blessing" upon them '. Brethren, Speak 
gently, in love exhort one another, that great may 
be our reward in heaven. 

J. S. Flort. 

Morality and Religion. 

They that cry down moral honesty, cry down 
that which is a great part of my religion, my du- 
ty to man. What care I to see a man run after 
a sermon, if he cozens and cheats as soon as he 
comes home. On the other side, morality must 
not be without religion ; tor if so, it may change, 
as it seems convenient. Religion must govern 
it. He that has not religion to govern his mor- 
ality, is not a dram better than my mastiff dog ; 
so long as you stroke him, and please him, and 
do not pinch him, he will play with you as fine- 
ly as may be ; he is a very good moral mastiff ; 
but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and 
tear out your throat. — Selden. 

Extravrgant Dressing or Children. 

One of the crying sins of the age is the excess- 
ive dressing of children. In many a professedly 
Christian home the first lesson a child learns is 
to dress in the prevailing style. 

It leaves the cradle admiring its fine clothe3, 
and passes through hours of trial and torture 



with curling-papers and crimping pins before it 
has learn; d to say : "Now I lay me down to 
' sleep." 

Multitudes of these gaily-dressed children of 
the church appear on the streets, and in our Sab- 
. bath-schools, bedecked and beplumed like the 
I veriest butterflies. 

No wonder that, in the midst of such a dis- 
play of fluting, and flouncing, and frizzing, and 
sashing, that dress, in many of our Sabbath- 
schools, should be the one controlling thought. 
When children's hearts swell out with pride and 
vanity, there is little room for lessons ol Jesus 
and heaven. 

And mothers would do well to remember that 
in thus extravagantly dressing their children, 
they are not only fostering feelings of pride and 
vanity that may ruin their children, but they 
are shutting the Sabbath-school doors against 
the children of the poor. 

They cannot come in the presence of these 
gaily-dressed children of fashion, and bear the 
scrutiny of their laughing, prying eyes, and they 
stay away. 

And in many cases the only door heavenward, 
the only window that would let in the light of 
truth, is darkened, and they are left to drift on 
in the slums of vice in which they find them- 
selves, to drift down to ruin and to death. 

Vain mother ! What answer will you make 
when the judge of all the earth, in whose sight 
these poor neglected ones are as precious as the 
children of a king, requires their blood at your 
hands ? 

Dr. J. W. Alexander, writing of the worklli. 
ness of the children of the church, says : 

"As I grow older as a parent, my views are 
changing fast as to the degree of conformity to 
the world which we should allow in our chil- 
dren. I am horror-struck to count up the profli- 
gate children of pious parents, and even of min- 
isters. The door at which those influences erv» 
ter which countervail parental instruction and 
example, I am persuaded, is, yielding to the v, 
of good society. By dress, books, and amuse- 
merits, an atmosphere is formed which is not 
that of Christianity. More than ever do I feel 

that oar families in a kind but determined opposi- 

tion to tlie fashions of the world, breasting the waves like the 
Eddystone Ligfath rase. And I have found nothing yet which 
requires more courage aud independence than to rise even a 
little, hut decid e the par of the religious world ar 

u«." — The Christian Woman. 



00 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. 
Noii-touloriuifj 

"And be not conformed to this 
world but be ye transformed by the 
renewing of your mind, that ye may 
prove what is that good nnd accepta- 
ble and perfect will of Cod'' Rom., 
12 : 2. 

Being lonely this Sabbath evening, 
and thinking that I might add one 
mite, perhaps, for the C. F. C, the 
words of the good old Apostle came 
to my mind, in which he cautions the 
lloinan brethren, and also us, not to 
be conformed to this world. My be- 
loved brethren and sisters, I do think 
this will apply to us at the present 
day, if ever it did in the Apostle's 
day ; for 1 do contend we are follow- 
ing.as a body, entirely too much after 
the current ot the world, and thereby 
our light is often under the bushel, 
when it should be upon the candle- 
stick. There are various ways in 
which we can conform to the world 
beside dressing ; but in this I do 
think that we need a great reforma- 
tion. Why is it, my brethren, why 
is it, my 6isters, that we love so to 
be like the world, when it is written 
that we shall not love the world, 
neither the things of the world, and if 
we do so, the love of the Father is 
not in us ? How is it, after we have 
professed to have left the things that 
are behind, that we so often cleave to 
the foolish and unnecessary things of 
the world ? And how is it, my dear 
sisters, when we not only hang the 
unnecessaries upon our own poor 
bodies, which the Apostle tells us to 
present as living sacrifices, holy, ac- 
ceptable, ice, but we hang them up- 
on the bodies of our dear, innocent 
little children ? What are our 
thoughts — what can be our thoughts, 
while thus engaged ? Surely, we 
think, they are not in heaven ; and 
more than this, the harm is not only 
upon us and our children, but look at 
the influence we exert by so doing 
over our brethren's children ; for our 
children need not get very old before 
they will tell us, — not what that ones 
children has outside of the church, — 
but what that brother's children have. 
() my dear brethren and sisters, let 
us awake to our best interest ; let us 
train ourselves and our children for 
heaven. Let us all resolve afresh to 
double our diligence n our Master's 
cause, that the world may have cause 
to believe that we have been renewed 



in the spirit of our mind, that we may 
be able to prove what is God's ac- 
ceptable and perfect will. 

B. A. Stoner. 
Union Bridge, Md. 

— — — .«♦♦-♦•«»■- 

For the Conn- ah ion. 

The Secret of Health. — First, 
keep warm and dry, especially the 
feet. Secodd, eat regularly and slow- 
ly — avoid tough meats. Third, man- 
tain regular bodily habits and attend 
strictly to the demands of nature. — 
Fourth, take early and very light, 
suppers ; or better still, none at all. 
Fifth, keep a clean skin. Sixth, get 
plenty of sleep at night and arise ear- 
ly. Seventh, keep cheerful and re- 
spectable company. Eighth, keep 
out of debt. Ninth, don't set your 
wind on things you don't need. — 
Tenth, mind your own business. — 
Eleventh and twelfth, subscribe for 
"the Christian Family Companion" 
and the "Pious Youth" and pay for 
them in advance. 

Solomon W. Bollinger. 



Foi the Companion 
The New and Old Year— Retro- 
spective Thoughts and Admo- 
nitions. 

Hail! happy New Year! though em- 
pires rise and fall, and kingdoms come to 
nought, thou hast marked another score 
on the wheel of time, and hast made thy 
trip around another year unmolested. — 
We now enter on a new score of time ; 
the old year, with its productive harvests 
and beautiful seasons, has passed into 
oblivion, and upon the history of this 
world leaves a page of particular note. — 
And it has also marked some things of 
no trivial note in our spiritual man. Let 
us, for a moment, take a look into the 
past : How many of our friends and fel- 
low beings have, during the year just 
gone by, departed from this to the spirit 
world. And yet they are so soon forgot- 
ten. Let us stop and think : some, no 
doubt. were borne up on angel's 
hands, up, up to the realms of glory. — 
Others '"who sowed to the flesh," had 
to exclaim, " I am lost ! O. forever lost! 
down, down, deeper down I must go, to 
be a prey to the flames of hell, where 
there is wailing, weeping and gnashing of 
teeth." 

Many incidents of note might be men- 
tioned, among which are the great fires 
of the west, which made hundreds and 
hundreds of people homeless and penni- 
less ; besides the terrible suffering from 
burning, cold and hunger. Let us think 
for a moment. Can we restrain a help- 
ing hand, or will we, when we sit down to 
our loaded tables, warm stoves, comfort- 
able houses, etc.. think that if it is well 



with us, it is well with everybody ? Let 
us lend a helping hand. Let us be ready 
to do good when we can. God will be 
our rewarder, and he is ever faithful to 
his promise. Brethren and sisters in 
Christ, and all God-loving souls, let us 
try and with the new year also make a 
new vow with our Master, to serve him 
more and better than we have in^the past. 
Let us look back and see how many little 
crooks and nooks are in the path of our 
life. Let us try and bid them adieu with 
the old year, and try with the new to 
make more sure steps in our duty lest we 
fail to receive the crown- We mast pray 
to a merciful God, through his Son Jesus, 
to forgive our past follies, and must press 
forward with more sure and eager steps, 
so that if this year shall be our last, 
it may be well with us, and should this 
year, as the last, be a year of peace and 
plenty to most of us, let us not withhold 
our lips from praising and thanking God 
our heavenly Father for the same. For- 
get not thy evening and morning worship. 
Withhold not the wages of those who 
reap your fields, help you to gather in 
your stores, lest their poor children's 
cries will enter the ear* or the Lord of Sa- 
haoth against you. Be not hard to thy 
man and maid servants, seeing that thou 
also hast a Master in heaven. Provide 
and care for those of thine own house, 
and all that pertain unto thee. Neglect 
not the church and the needy therein. — 
Give not thyself over to greediness and 
filthiness, to riotous living, but live unto 
the Lord and it shall be well with thee. 
Levi Andes, 
IAncoln. Pa. 



Toward Sodom. 

The preacher's theme this morning 
grew out of that sad story of Lot — a 
story full of lessons to us all 

You know when Lot divided the 
land with his courteous relative, he 
"pitched his tent toward Sodom." — 
Why ? Because self-interest as be 
believed, centered there. He did not 
go as a missionary ; he had no hope 
of purifying that pool of iniquity — 
He went there for gain. Doubtless 
the Sodomits knew it and laughed at 
any moral suasion he may have at- 
tempted. The result is familiar to 
all. 

And there are many men to-day 
pitching their tents toward Sodom. — 
Men of politics, who make use of un- 
worthy means to accomplish political 
success ; to whom party gain is 
greater than the dominance of princi- 
ple. Men of trade, who indulge un- 
due desires to get on, and who get on 
unduly — who sacrifice strict probity 
on the altar of mercantile success. — 
All sorts of men, who in any form ig- 
, nore right and just dealing and doing 



CHRISTIAN FAMILYCOMPANION. 






and look first to selfish ends, last to ( 
tin- means which win them. 

Toward Sodom ! Sodom was laid 
In ashes, yet Sodom exists even now. 
in ruins centuries ago, it is still to 
thousands ot people a delightful city 
of gain and good things, wherein eve- 
ry desire shall be satisfied. Men go 
towards it as towards a Mecca. — 
They dwell in it amid its vice, its va- 
ried evils, and are content. And 
when comes the cry of "Up ! Get 
thee out !'' and pay little heed. 

Toward Sodom ! "Every road 
leads to the world's end," reads an 
old legend. It were sad indeed, if 
many were to reach the world's end 
through Sodom ; if selfishness were 
to overrule all other considerations, 
until they should become veritable 
Sodomites of a later day, only to per- 
ish as miserably as did the Sodomites 
of old. — Selected. 



Brieflets. 

Humility is the solid foundation of all 
the virtues. 

What we win by prayer, wc must wear 
with praise- 

Fear not the threats of the great, but 
rather the tears of the poor. 

Happiness grows at our own firesides 
and is not to be picked up in the strang- 
ers' garden. 

Mind this — It is better to accomplish 

1>erfectly a very small amount, than to 
lalf-do ten times as much. 

Tue rays of happiness, like those of 
light, are colorless when unbroken. — 
Tjongfellnv. 

The earth is fringed and carpeted, not 
with forests, but with grasses ; only have 
enough of little virtues and common fi- 
delities, and you need not mourn because 
vou are neither a hero nor a saint. — 
"//. W. Beecher. 

Nothino makes a man so miserable as 
having nothing to do- No men arc more 
to be pitied than those who have their 
time on their hands, and no em ploy - 
lueiit- 

Gkief knits two hearts in closer bonds 
than happiness ever can ; and common 
suffering is a far stronger link than com- 
mon joy- 

The shadows of the mind are like those 
of the body. In the morning of life they 
lie behind us : at noon we trample them 
under our feet ; and in the evening they 
stretch long and deepening shadows be- 
fore us. 

Foundations arc hidden. It is not 
the apparent virtues that give stability to 
character. It is not what a man appears 
to be. but what he is in the foundatiuis. 

It is said that when one asked Augus- 
tine "What is the first article in the Chris- 
tian religion?" he replied. 'Humility." 



"And what is the second r" 1 "Humility." 

"And what the third?'' "Humility." 



"Lay aside every weight." — As 
applied to Christians, ii means they 
should remove all which would ob- 
struct progress in the Christian 
course. It is not the same 

thing in all persons. In one it may 
be pride ; in another vanity ; in 
another worldliuess ; in another, a 
violent and ungovernable temper ; in 
another, a heavy, leaden, insensible 
heart ; in another so ne improper and 
unholy attachment. . . . Some 
persons would make much more pro- 
gress if they would disencumber 
themselves of the heavy weight of 
gold which they are endeavoring to 
carry with them. Even a feather, or 
a ring, may become such a weight 
that they never will make much pro- 
gress towards the prize. 

— — ^^*- •♦■^^— 

The way in which Christ leads his 
obedient people is the way of his pre- 
cepts, "If ye love me, keep my com- 
mandments," Christ can never dis- 
pense with his own laws ; disobe- 
dience to them is a proof that we are 
not his. "He that loveth me not 
keepeth not my sayings," "He that 
committeth sin is of the devil." "He 
that doeth righteousness is righteous, 
even as he is righteous.'' 



Often the believer in Christ feels 
unhappy in the society of those in 
whose conversation he finds little to 
condemn, because the element is 
wanting which would nourish and 
edify his spiritual nature. He feels 
more at borne in the company of that 
poor cottager than of that learned di- 
vine ; because in the one there is an 
element of spirituality, which, with 
all his intelligence and knowledge, 
the other does not possess. 

Beautiful Allegor/. 

Mr. Chittenden, of Kentucky, was 
at one time defending a man who had 
been Indicted for a capital offense. — 
After an elaborate and powerful de- 
fense, he closed his effort with the 
following striking and beautiful alle- 
gory: 

"When God, in His eternal council, 
conceived the thought of man's crea- 
tion, he called up to him the three 
ministers who constantly wait upon 
the throne — Justice, Truth and Mer- 



cy — and thus addressed them : 
we make men?' Then said Jo 
'O, God, make him not, f«>r be will 
trample upon the laws.' Truth made 
answer also, '(), God, make him not, 
for he will pollute the sanctuari>- 
But Mercy, dropping upon her knees, 
and looking up through her tear 
claimed, '0 God, make him ; I will 
watch over him with my care through 
all the dark paths which he may have 
trod,' Then God made man and said 
to him, '0, man, thou art the child of 
Mercy; go and deal with thy broth- 
er.' " 

The jury, when he had finished, 
was drownded in tears, and against 
evidence and what must have been 
their own conviction, brought in a 
verdict of not guilty 



"Christ is .Mine." 

A man of wealth, while standing 
one day with a friend on a rise of 
ground which overlooked his vast 
possessions, exclaimed, while pointing 
with much apparent satisfaction to 
this field and that — to one building 
and another - "And these are all 
mine !" 

Said bis friend, "I know a poor 
widow in yonder village who can say 
more than that." 

"How so ?" inquired the man of 
wealth. 

"She can say," replied the friend, 
"that Christ is mine." 

Dear Christian brother, sister — you 
whose life is one of burden, toil, or 
even poverty and want, the "pearl of 
great price" is yours ; there are none 
so wealthy, but that some time they 
will gladly acknowledge that your 
treasures are of greater value than all 

I they possess. 

Like the child of a king in a strange 

] land and in present need — you may 

' console yourself with the thought of 
your Father's love, His wealth, and 
the palace of glory, whieh is by right 

i your future dwelling place. 

Those who do not know "the 

i truth," may wonder at the patience 
and cheerfulness with which you en- 

j dure the trial? of life ; but if they 
knew ycu only waited your kingly 
Father's good pleasure, to receive a 
kingdom and crown of glory, they 

: would cease to wonder. Well may 

i we endure, for how slight the suffer- 
ings oflife in comparison with the 

' glories of eternity. 



24 



OHIUSTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Seclected by Hannah Knauff. 
Tby W ill, O God. be Done. 

How easy 'tis while all is well, 

A clear bright sky and smiling sun ; 
And good report our neighbors tell, 

To say : Thy will, O God be done, 
Our purses filed, our bodies clothed, 

From us to beg there is no one ; 
And if a sorrow, 'tis well soothed, 

Whil'8t, aye : Thy will, OGod be done. 
We hear our friends complain, and O ! 

How hard it is, they say for one, 
Who'se sick so much, and sorrow so, 

To say: Thy will, O God be done. 
We oftimes heard, their story told, 

Felt to regret and, and sorrow some, 
That they cannot like saints of old 

Cry out : Thy will O God be done. 
We even doubt, that they love G«d, 

Or that they love his holy Son, 
Else, why can't they, beneath his rod, 

Still cry : Thy will, O Lord be done. 
Then, as I said, how easy 'tis, 

For us who sickness have not known, 
Whose friends are spared and wants sup- 
plied, 

To say : Thy will O God be done. 
O, let ourselves one time be placed, 

The same as that unhappy one, 
Who found it hard when crossed — 

To say : Thy will. O God be done. 
Our money gone, our health decayed ; 

True friends we can scarcely have ote, 
Our faults exposed, our virtues hid, 

Yet say : O God thy will be done. 
O blessed then, will be our state, 

If, while deprived of health and friends 
We can submit and still repeat, 

Thy will, O blessed Lord, be done. 



Wbat Rains Girls. 

The Journal of Commerce has no 
faith in the "pitiful stories" that are 
told as the invariable preface to the 
history of depraved young women 
who are ever represented as fighting 
alone a terrible battle with want, and 
clinging to their virtue until hunger, 
like a gaunt wolf at the door, has ren- 
dered them desperate and yielding. 

The editor goes to assert, that no 
young woman in good health, skilled 
in any womanly accomplishment, 
need fail of remunerative employment 
or be driven from this cause to surren- 
der that which should be as precious 
as her life. He farther says : 

"Girls who can do even plain sew- 



ing are wanted by respectable em- 
ployers all the year round, and when 
one is once proved, the demand for 
her time is so great that the custom- 
ers jostle each other in their efforts to 
secure her services. Those who can 
fit dresses, or even take old dresses 
and rejuvenate them, can go out near- 
ly every day in the year into a good 
family, at from one and a half to two 
dollars per day, and three good meals 
thrown in with the price, returning 
every night if they choose, to their 
own boarding-house or well-furnished 
apartments. 

"We know a lady who, a few week3 
since, even in midsummer, tried to 
hire a girl to do plain sewing, at one 
dollar a day, her meals to be taken in 
the house at the same table with her 
employer, and who went to more than 
half a dozen recommended to her be- 
fore she could find one disengaged, 
and then secured her only part of the 
needed time, because she had so 
many other calls. A smart young 
girl who is only skilled in plain sew- 
ing upon linen and muslin undergar- 
ments, goes out with or without her 
sewing machine at two dollars a day, 
and a friend at our elbow has been 
waiting for several weeks to secure a 
turn at her service. 

"The fault is the love of dress and 
ornaments ; a hankering after a life 
of ease and pleasure, a looseness of 
moral sense, leading giddy feet along 
the borders of the downward path ; 
demoralizing books and papers foster- 
ing unchaste thoughts ; idle hours 
and empty heads, and a cheek where 
a modest blush is a stranger." 

From the Pious Youth. 
Imitate Good Example. 

Example is better than precept" is 
an old and familiar saying. The 
truth of it is founded upon the fact 
that children learn nearly all by imi- 
tation. The child begins its lisping 
by saying the words after its mother; 
the teacher must impart most knowl- 
edge to children by requiring them to 
imitate him. It is therefore, the nat- 



ural way of learning. Is it not true, 
dear children, that you love to do 
what you see others do ? When 
your playmates climb up a tree, or 
upon the roof of a building, do you 
not feel like doing so too ? Yes you 
do ; I know it. You not only imi- 
tate them, but you try to do more 
then. 

Now, dearly beloved children, do 
you take care what and whom you 
imitate ? What answer can you give 
to this ? Some of you perhaps are 
ready to say : "Yes we are careful 
whom we imitate ; we follow the ex- 
ample of only those who try to do 
right." I am happy to learn that 
some can give mo an answer so satis- 
factory. Never say any thing that 
you think may be wrong. If you 
hear a person make Hse of profane 
and vulgar language, put him down as 
one whose example you should avoid. 
It pains me that some persons can be 
so wicked as to try to teach you any- 
thing bad ; but such is the fact, and 
you must be careful or they will get 
you to imitate them before you are 
aware of it. 

In most cases you can judge what 
is worthy of imitation , but some- 
times you may not be able to tell 
whether a certain thing would be 
right or wrong. When such is the 
case, go and ask somebody that can 
tell you, as your parents and teacher. 
Exercise your power of discerning be- 
tween the good and the bad. When 
you are unable to do so refer to your 
Bible ; it will always help you 
decide whether it would be pleasant 
in the sight of your Heavenly Father 
to s»y or do anything about which 
you have doubts. 

We often hear children say, "It is 
not wrong to use tobacco or to swear, 
for a great many persons do it," "It 
cannot be wrong, for father does it." 
Here is a sad case. We do not like 
to tell children that their parents are 
wicked ; but nevertheless it is true 
when they are guilty of such things. 
Never say a bad word because you 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY OoM^ANTOJN. 



- 



hear your parents or young men say 
it. No my dear children, ratber go 
and tell them that you do not like to 
see a person do such sins ; ask them 
to do better. This you can do with- 
out giving offence, and you may often 
do much good. I know of a boy who 
asked his father when he heard him 
swearing, "Father, why did you 
swear so ?" The father was stunned 
and confessed that it was a sermon to 
him. Hero is a noble example for 
you. Instead of imitating the bad in 
others, try to do something that will 
enable them to the error they are 
committing. 

Christ has given us a better exam- 
ple than any other one. Do nothing 
that you think will not meet his ap- 
proval. He sorrows to hear little 
children use profane words, or to see 
them use rum, or break ibe noly 
Sabbath. Now dear childreu, do you 
not think you should love, and live 
for him who has done so m 
you ? Yes, oh yes, you sh id 

lieinhold's Station, I A 

A Good Action Rep 

Nearly half a century ago, I i 
fore railroads wore invented, a stage 
coach used to run every day between 
Glasgow and Greenock, in Scotland. 
One day a lady who was traveling in 
this coach, noticed a boy walking 
bare-footed, aud looking very tired as 
he struggled to get along. She ask- 
ed the coachman to take him up and 
give him a seat, and she would pay 
for it. 

When they arrived at the inn at 
Greenock, which is a seaport town, 
she asked the boy what he had come 
there for. He said he wished to be a 
sailor, and hoped that some of the 
captains would engage him. She 
gave him half a crown, wished him 
success, and told him to be a good 
boy, and try to love and serve God. 

After this, twenty years passed 
away. One afternoon the coach was 
going along the same road returning 
to Glasgow. Among the passengers 
was a sea captain. When they reach- 



ed about the same spot, just above ) 
referred to, the captain observed an 
old lady on the road, walking very 
slowly, and looking very tired and 
weary. Ho asked the driver to put 
her in the coach, as there was an 
j empty seat, and he would pay for ber. 
Shortly after, as they were changing 
horses, all the passengers got out ex- 
cept the captain and the old lady. 

As they were alone, the lady thank- 
ed the captain for his kindness, in giv- 
ing her a seat, as she was unable to 
pay for one. He said he had always 
felt a pity fov poor, tired foot-travel- 
ers, for twenty years ago, when he 
was a poor boy traveling on foot, near 
this place, some kind-hearted lady or- 
dered the coachman to take him up, 
and paid f >v his cat. 

"I remember that very well," said 
she, "for I am that lady ; but my 
condition is very much changed. — 
Then I was very well off, but now I 
am reduced to poverty by the bad 
conduct of a prodigal son." 

Then the captain shook hands with 
Lor, and said how glad he was to see 
her. "I have been very successful," 
said he, "and am now going home to 
live on my fortune ; and now, my 
good friend, I will settle £25 (that is 
$12.3) — upon you every year, as long 
as you live." God paid her back 
agaia more than a hundred-fold what 
she gave in pity to that poor boy. — 
Dr. Newton's "Best Loayi." 



Scll-RcIiance. 

There is nothing more likely to re- 
sult in the successful career of a 
young man than conCdent self-reli- 
ance. It is astonishing how much 
more a youth will accomplish who re- 
lies on himself, than one who depends 
upon others for assistance. Having 
first ascertained the direction in, and 
the means by which his object is to be 
reached, let him put his whole ener- 
gies to work, and with Hnflaging in- 
dustry press forward. The young 
man, who instead of rising at five, 
sleeps till seven or eight, and who 



spends his evenings on the corners, 
or in the companiouship of those who 
are wanting in laudable ambition, 
rarely ever wins a position of honor 
or achieves a reputation above that 
enjoyed by the common masses. 

In a country like ours, where the 
avenues to honor and wealth open 
alike to all, there is no reasonable ex- 
cuse that can be offered for a man's 
failure to achieve one or the other, or 
both. Ill health, or extraordinary 
misfortune may keep him down, but 
these are the exceptions that estab- 
lish the rule. 

Few men know of how much they 
are capable uutil they have first thor- 
oughly tested their abilities. The 
amount of labor, literary or mechani- 
cal, which a person in vigorous 
health can perform, is almost without 
limit if a systematic method is adopt- 
ed, and the p"oper spirit incited to the 
effort. An hour of each evening 
spent with some good author, or in 
the study of some branch of useful 
science, will, in the course of a few 
years, give to a young man who thus 
devotes this small portion of his ; time, 
an amount of information, literary or 
scientific, which cannot fail to fit him 
for positions to which he could never 
properly aspire without this attention 

to study. 

— «■ ' — 

Shaking Hands. 

There are two small churches in a 
little village which I know about. — 
All the new people who come to stop 
in the village go to one of these 
churches and not to the other. Both 
are neat, both are pretty, both have 
the pure gospel preached in them, 
both have good pastors, both have 
good members. 

Now, what draws strangers and 
outsiders to one church more than to 
the other ? Can you think ? Because 
the people shake hands with them, 
and are glad to see them. When a 
stranger comes to town, they take 
pains to hunt him up and ask him to 
come to church with them, and make 
room for him in their pews. — Child's 
Paper. 



26 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Chri sti an Fam i ly Cornpan i on. 

DALE CITY, PA., Jan. », 1872. 

Lengthy Obituaries. 

It will be observed that our obituary 
department is very niuch crowded, and 
has been for some time We desire to 
chnmicle the death of all our brethren 
and sisters, and their friends, who are 
called away from time to eternity. We 
also sympathize with bereaved friends* 
aiid would often feel to offer words of 
condolence to those with whom we have 
a personal acquaintance. But as our cir- 
culation increases, our circle of acquaint- 
ances enlarge, until almost weekly we 
bear the sad news of the departure of 
some one with whom we have had some 
acquaintance, which calls forth our sym- 
pathies, which would often manifest 
themselves in words, if it were thought 
expedient. But we have learned that 
among our obituaries appear the names 
of many worthy persons, whose departure 
their friends bitterly lament, and yet the 
announcement has no special effect upon 
us, or we should be all the time in sack- 
cloth. We have therefore learned that 
prudence requires us to restrain our 
grief, and withhold our words. We know 
this is a delicate matter, and one in which 
it is hard to act entirely impartial ; but 
we do desire to deal fairly with all. 

For the present we will propose nothing 
more than to use all possible brevity. — 
Avoid stereotype expressions," such as, 
" " Mourn not as those who have no hope. ' ' 
"To a large circle of sympathizing 
friends,'' &c. They are of no special in-" 
terest to any one. Give the name. time, 
place, age. text, and minister, and if the 
person had a station of note or promi- 
nence, give it and close, and we believe it 
will be satisfactory to all interested. Try 
it a while. 



Death ot the "Pious Youth," 

We have to announce to our readers 
this week that the Piors Youth, our 
juvenile monthly, will not be sustained. 
At this time there are not one thousand 
subscribers, by several hundred, and it is 
not likely that more than one thousand 
could be obtained during the year. In 
some places strong an! successful efforts 
have been made, and we are wan-anted 
in believing that in many other places 
equal effort has been made with little or 
no success. We regret it exceedingly, 



and we know that many foung hearts 
will be made sad by this intelligence. — 
*Ve think by all means the church should 
have sustained a first-class paper, for the 
special benefit of the rising generation. — 
But we can sustain it no longer with its 
present support. We have therefore de- 
cided to discontinue its monthly issue 
with volume two. the December No., of 
which will be printed the following week. 
We shall retain the name and copyright, 
and may issue it in four parts faring the 
Sunday-school season. 

Persons who have paid in advance 
will please inform us what to do with the 
money. We will send them books for it, 
credit it to the C. F. ('.. transfer it to 
our charity list, to send the Companion 
to poor persons, or we will return it. 

Balance oi the Year Free. 

We made an effer like the al>ove some- 
time in November last, to which we had 
a number of responses ; but it appears 
that some did not understand us exactly 
as we meant they should. We meant to 
give free what numbers remained from 
the time the subscriptions were received. 
We could not possibly furnish back num- 
bers, as we had no means of knowing 
how many might be required. We made 
all preparation possible, and sent out 
every paper that was printed. To those 
whose names were only received in time 
for the last two Nos. we made no effort 
to send, as the postage would have over- 
balanced the profits. 

Hard to Separate. 

The name3 of our subscriber! are 
set up in type, and remain during the 
year, and if renewed before the close 
of the year, or very soon thereafter 
they remain for years. We have 
some names that have been standing 
unaltered for four or five years, and 
have become cemented together by 
the oil and ink, and the letters are ex- 
tremely hard to separate. Lately we 
undertook to distribute a few names 
that were to be changed, and found 
the letters could uot he separated by 
the fingers, and we then resolved to 
communicate the fact to our patrons, 
hoping they will receive this as a 
gentle hint uot to necessitate us to tear 
down their Dames. Not only do the 
letters cleave together, but we too, 



become attached to our subscribers 
so that it is hard for us to have their 
names taken from our books. Nev- 
ertheless we always abide by their 
wishes. Their desire is our pleasure. 
We suppose they must have good 
reasons for doing so when they cease 
to take our paper. Only we hope 
none will cause us unnecessary troub- 
le or pain, by neglecting to subscribe 
— or failing to do bo in good time. 

A Busy Time. 

Our readers will grant that it must 
look like business at this office when we 
inform thein that for the past week we 
have averaged fifty-five letters a day. — 
The highest number in one day was sev- 
enty, and the lowest forty- five. We have 
had as high as thirteen registered letters 
a day. You may imagine we had a live- 
ly time meeting with so many familiar 
names, and such pleasant greetings, and 
God-speeds. We feel very much cheered 
up, and believe we could write an editorial 
if we could find time ; but it takes us 
from six to twelve o'clock to receive the 
calls of our friends and attend to their 
immediate wants. But there is a better 
time coming when we hope to have some- 
thing more to say in regard to some of 
those letters. By the way. brethren and 
sisters, when you have a word to say for 
publication, or for the editor, please write 
it on a separate paper. A piece of an 
envelope, or the margin of a newspaper, 
is preferable to having it on the same pa- 
per with your busiuess matter. Our 
time is so precious that we cannot afford 
to transcribe, even if we would wish to do 



Hymn Books. 

For the last three weeks we have been 
anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new 
supply of Hvmn Books, but hitherto we 
have been disappointed. At this time m 
have over one hundred books on our order 
list which we cannot supply. We regret 
it exceedingly, but what will we do ? We 
had given our order in good time to sup- 
ply our customers, if it could have been 
filled with anything like business prompt- 
ness. Brother Quinter's absence from 
home may have had something to do with 
the delay. As soon as they come to hand 
they shall be sent out forthwith. 



CHRISTIAN FAM11A COMPANION. 



27 



Almanacs. 

The Brethren's Almanac for 1872 is 
meeting with very general approbation. 
Thousands have already been Bold] and 
hundred- may still be had, by the single 
oopy for ten oents, bj the dozen for B6V- 
enty-five cents, or half-dozen f r forty 
cents. Address H. R. Holsinger, Dale 
City, Somerset county, Pa. 

Did'nt Forget the Printers. 

The COMPANION typoa render thank- 
to their generous friend. J. M. Lichty 
for a large basket "full to overflowing" 
of delicious apples. Almost weekly our 
editors acknowledge the receipt of some- 
thing "delicious to cat." but they lug it 
home and never think of offering their 
half-starved printers any- Hut friend 
Lichty seems to take an interest in the 
printers, in those who perform the mc- 
chonicol part of the " art preservative of 
all arts, " and shows his appreciation by 
heaping upon them delicious fruit May 



regaining his health, lias bean deli- 
cate for several years. 



A Reautllnl Christmas Number. 

We arc in receipt of the Decern 1 --! 
number of the '"People's Monthly" of 
Pittsburg, an illustrated paper gotten up 
for the Industrial Classes. It Mill goes 
on improving, and now challenges com- 
parison with any of the New York illus- 
trated papers. This number is crowded 
with Christmas cuts, poems, tales, and 
original contributions. Among the illus- 
trations, the full page representation of 
a dog "waiting for the hunter's shot," 
and the three poppies and turtle are es- 
pecially beautiful. Price only $1.50 a 
year. This number has an eight-page 
supplement— twenty-four pages in all — 
and gives ample evidence in all its parts 
of health and vigor. 



Chicago and the Great Conflagra- 
tion. 



noss 



you reap a quadruple harvest from your j A book bearing the above title is 
orchard for years to come, is the wish H bout to be issued by Hubbard B:os., 
the printers tender to you for you. kind- TjJ3j Sausom st . Philadelphia, Pa., 

who solicit agents to sell it by sub- 
scription. A better selling work, at 
this time, can not be found. It is 
written by Messrs Colbert and Cham- 
berlain, of the Chicago Tribune, and 
will therefore bo reliable and accur- 
ate. 



Presents. 

We acknowledge the receipt of a box 
of fine honey from brother Samuel J. 
Miller; Christmas turkey from brother 
Jonathan Kelso, and several rolls of but- 
ter from brother Emmanuel Lichty. and 
a lot of poultry from brother E. J. Fade- 
ly. Many thanks, brethren and sisters — 
for we suppose the sisters had an interest 
in the offering. 

Other members of the Companion 
family' have thanks to offer for holiday 
presents. 

Still a Little L,atc. 

We are still a little behind time with 
our work, owing to sickness and other 
causes- At the present time, and for 
several days past, two of our hands are 
oft' duty on account of sickness, and will 
not be able to work for a week at best. 
And as printers are a class of mechanics 
that can not be picked up in this * ; neck 
of woods,'' we can do no better than to 
work away, and ask our patrons to bear 
with us. We are still hoping for the bet- 
ter- 



We are pleased to learn that Abra- 
ham L. Funk, of Shirleysburg, Pa., is 



Answers to Correspondents. 

Andrew Cost : — We might possi- 
bly come again between this and 
spring, if a good leader could be se- 
cured. Don't consider this as a prom- 
ise, however. 

Jos. P. Xkiier. Pont be dis- 
couraged. It is the sick that 
need the physician. You are in the 
right place. If we had a backward 
agent in such a place, he could do 
nothing at all. Accidentally open at 
James 5, aud read first six verses 
aloud in their presence. Perhaps 
that might help them. 

Joini M. Mokleb : — You can 
deduct the expense of registering. 

Willia : — Some one at Hudfon, 
111., sent us money for the P. Y. and 
Phrenological Journal, and gave only 



a part of bis name. (Willi*;. Who 

was it ? 

I. L. Glass —Right, we are square. 

MlOHABL HoHV : — With the end of 
the year. 

A. L. Funk : — J. G. Glock waa 
ordered and payed for by G. Eby, 
Aughwick Mills, Pa. Are there two 
of the same name ? or shall we send 
two copies, or continue two years f 

Maruaret Deardorf. Yes; 
Money orders on Somerset will an- 
swer us, as well as greenbacks. It is 
about twenty miles, but we can depos- 
it them in bank, consequently answer 
the same purpose as checks. That 
matter is all right. I now under- 
stand you clearly, and had anticipa- 
ted what I new know. Thank you 
for your frankness. 

David Glenn : — All right. 

S. H. Caylor : — You were all 
right, but our papers would not reach 
the demand. 

SSie tft ti benn, will ficb nod* fein 
Xeutfcber fritter finben, ber tin fceutfch 
9Wioje>5 5Matt berau>< giebt? 

3 o b n ? o bm a nn. 

9ccin ; ei febeint nicbt fe. S3ir frabm 
cincn s £erfrblag gemacbt ten " ©ruber 
95ericf)ter " $u brurfen, unb unfer ©r«« 
fcer Sebmann rear unfer einjelnen Un = 
rcrftittjer. Settfcem abrr fyaktn oerfebie- 
bene antere ttwai oerfprocben ; bra) 
uicbt genucj einen jilurflicben ^ortcjang 
ju tterficberen. Go ifl }u bebaitern bafj 
unfere litic beutfaV Spracbe uicbt mebr 
2lcbH'tnft bei unei batte. 
— ■■-».-» ^ 

Brother Henry : — I noticed in the 
last Companion reference made to 
perpetual subscribers to the Compan- 
ion. You can enter my name as one of 
of that number I have been a sub- 
scriber to your noble paper ever 6ince 
its first appearance among the Breth- 
ren, and the older it gets the more in- 
teresting it becomes ; it appears to be 
growing in the knowledge of the 
truth. May the good Lord assist you 
in your noble work. 

I will send you the money by yoer 
agent here Bro. Teeter. 

B. F Koons. 



28 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



O RRESPON DEN CE. 

Corretpondence of church new* solicited from 
a'A parts of the Brotherhood. Writer's name 
and address required on every communication 
as guarantee of good faith. Rejected communi- 
cations or manuscript used, not retwited. All 
communications for publication should be urii 
ten upon one Hiaeofthe <>«.< only. 

Brother Hul singer : — I have after 
so long a time solicited 7 more sub- 
scriber.-: for the G. /•'. 6. I did the 
best I could for your paper. This 
old brother Carpenter that you see on 
your list, is blind, and has been un- 
fortunate. If you please send him 
the paper free ; his wife can read the 
paper to him. He is a faithful old 
brother. I kuow your paper will do 
him good. We have plenty of rich 
brethren in the churches, that could 
send In a few rusty dimes Brethren 
you that are rich, you that have thous- 
ands of dollars doing you no good, 
please send brother Holsinger some 
of them. Then he can send his pa- 
per to those poor brethren and sisters, 
who are not able to pay for it. 

What amount of good your old rus- 
ty dimes would do in this way ! — 
Open not only your eyes but your 
hearts and hands, and that old chest 
that has those rusty dimes in. Then 
brother Holsinger will not have this 
charity burden to bear alone. Breth- 
ren, if we want to be true christians 
and followers of Christ, we must help 
to spread the gospel. If our ways 
and actions do not prove that we are 
christians, our words will never do 
it. In traveling over this world, I 
find all kiads of people. In asking 
some people to subscribe for the C. 
F. C. they tell me that they were too 
poor and at the same time have some 
dovcI papers in the house, and some 
that are just about as poisonous as 
Tom Paine's Age of Reason. Yet 
when I ask them to send for a relig- 
ious paper they are too poor. But if 
I had told them of some poor man 
who was hard up for money, and that 
he could get his farm for half what it 
was worth, they could have soon 
raised a thousand dollars. Not too 
poor to buy a farm at half its worth ? 
Oh no, plenty of money now. Per- 
haps enough about riches. 

Egypt Religion is below parr at 
present ; but I will tell you what is 
above parr : king alcohol ! He has 
the ruling power in these parts. You 
can tell any of his subjects ; they all 
carry a mark in their forehead. You 
can know any of his members, just as 



| far as you can see them. They have 

I a different voice, and the king has 

them all to speak about the same, and 

to act the same. If they do not carry 

I the corn 0n the toe they carry it in 

, the head. So you can guess what I 

mean. 

J. B. Al-LENSWORTH. 



Brother Holsinger : — The breth- 
ren and lriends are generally well ; 
my own health is to say, tolerably 
good and has been for some time past ; 
The brethren here are still contending 
for the faith and practice of the saints; 
we had not as many additions to the 
church during the year which has 
just closed, as we .sometimes have 
| had, in the same period of time ; but 
I our prospect for the present year is 
I good ; and we hope by the grace and 
| help of God, to have an ingathering 
I of souls during the year upon which 
we have just entered. The year 1871 
i has now gone down, with its prede- 
! cessors to eternity, with its ponderous 
records, among which are our icords 
I and our ivorks, to be accounted for in 
; the great day of judgment. 

'"How careful then ought we to live. 

With what religious fear ; 
Who such a strict account must give, 
Of our behavior here - " 

. Philip Boyle. 
Utew Windsor, Md. 

The Companion has done me good. 
It has caused me to reflect on the to- 
bacco question, and by its wholesome 
instruction has caused me to crush 
the monster tobacco from my lips 
eighteen monts ago, ;icd I have not 
tasted it since. May God help, and 
may the brethren help to oppose it, 
until it shall sink to rise no more. 
Geo. Detrich- 



Terrific Boiler Explosion. 

Brother Henry : — Please give the 

following a place in the Companion 

I the particulars of which I clip from 

the Trenton •• Republican," published 

in this county, (Grundy, Mo.) 

On Monday afternoon Dec. 11th 

1971, about three o'clock, the toiler 

of the Steam saw mill of Charles 

Skmer, located on Muddy Creek, near 

Tindail post office, exploded, instantly 

killing the engineer, David Roberts, 

and slightly injuring Daniel Roberts. 

; The particulars of the sad affair are 

1 as follows .• Mr. Daniel Roberts 

1 was operating the mill and David 



Roberts his son, was employed as en- 
gineer. At the time of the explosion 
Daniel Roberts was filing the saw, 
and the engineer had just started to 
oil the machinery. The front of the 
boiler gave way with a terrible force, 
and in a moment the body ot young 
Robers was torn into a thousand 
fragments and scattered on the ground 
for a distance of about one hundred 
and fifty feet. He leaves a wife and 
a large circle nf relations and friends 
to mourn his sad and untimely 
death r" 

The subject of the above notice was 
a son of brother Daniel and Sister 
Keisiah Roberts, and brother to the 
writer. The number of his days was 
21 years 5 months and 24 days. In 
a moment of time he was taken from 
among us. I often think how true 
the words : "In life we are in the 
midst ol death." Another solemn 
warning to the dying sons and daugh- 
ters of men, and especially his breth- 
ren sisters, and dear friends that are 
yet out of Christ, Once he was like 
you, blooming with health and 
strength ; but oh ! how uncertain is 
life ! In a moment he is gone, the 
fragments of his body to the silent 
grave, and his spirit to God who gave 
it. Beloved, relations, and beloved 
friends, wherever you may be, that 
are yet living in sin, I pray you to 
seek the blessed Savior, love and 
obey him, because he first loved us, 
and all will be well with you when 
death, the last enemy overtakes you. 

Brother Jesse Sinks made some 
very appropriate remarks at the 
house, before the remains were taken 
to the grave. May the God of all 
grace and truth keep us in his love, 
and bring us all to a happy union in 
heaven, where no sorrows enter, is 
the prayer of your unworthy servant. 
J. H. Roberts. 



Brother H. B. H : — I always en- 
joyed the Brethren's Periodicals, but 
j never so much as this winter. Being 
j 18 miles from the nearest church, and 
those cold, long dreary winter nights 
1 make the G. V. and C. F. C. doubly 
j precious. When I read Bro. Cord's 
correspondence about the Georges 
Creek Church, Fayette county, Pa., 
! there was one name among those whe 
! joined church, that sent a stream of 
'joy to my heart. I thought if it were 
! not for our Editors, and their coires- 
1 pondents, we would often be slow in 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



29 



bearing such happy messages — 
Though wo are thousands of miles 
apart, if we aro God's children, we 
have sympathy with each other's wel- 
fare. We read of the affilietions and 
trouble of those who are dear to us 
in christian fellowship ; we think of 
them, and pray for them, and our 
minds are engaged in what tends to 
make us better christians. We mourn 
with those who mourn, arid rejoice 
with those who do rejoice. How 
could we do this if we did not know 
their condition, and how could we 
know it if it were not for the pen — 
only of those who we come in con- 
tact with. If all who are able to take 
our church papers would do so, they 
would have good food for the mind, 
be led to read the Bible more ; would 
understand it better, and then our Ed- 
itors could afford to send out papers 
free to all those who are really too 
poor to pay for it. Then we could 
all grow in ^race, and the knowledge 
of the Lord, for we are all learners as 
long as we live. 

Hannah Knaiff. 
Otumvoa, Iowa. 



To Sister Hannah M. Burket. 

Dear Sister : — As you are asking 
for advice, in your article published 
in the Companion, volume T, page 
769. I knowing your pressing wants, 
find it my duty to give you a word 
of encouragement. 

First, you are living in an organ- 
ized church. Make your wants known 
to the House-keeper of the district, 
and we feel satisfied they will care for 
yon. You are deprived of the use of 
money. It is in the hands of a broth- 
er, also in your district of church and 
therefore there is a way to get it ; 
more especially as the brother referred 
to is the owner of about 200 acres of 
land, and cattle and horses. Should 
not such a brother pay at least the in- 
terest of §1.000 to a poor sister who 
has not seen the bright rajs of the 
sun for more than twenty years, and 
has no home, and is earning her liv- 
ing by knitting and spinning ? Xow 
in conclusion we feel to say, dear sis- 
ter, be of good cheer, we think there 
is a way for you to get your money. 

We too feel to sympathize with 
you, more especially a3 we have been 
intimately acquainted. 

Moses Fbamb. 

Ell-harf, Lid. 



Brother Holsingev. — Please God 
enclosed $1. .">'), for which you will 
please forward the Companion to my 

address, for I cnn not very well do 
without it. I love to read it, and es- 
pecially the nous from the churches, 
I love to hear ot their prosperity, and 
hear of the "soul reviving feasts" 
that so many enjoy. I do not get to 
many owing to pecuniary circum- 
stances, yet 1 am glad to bear, that 
others do enjoy them. We have 
preaching three Sundays in a month 
but since I am no good pedestrian I 
I seldom meet with the dear breth- 
ren and sisters at the house of wor- 
Bhip, 

"The place most delightful this earth can 

afford, 
The place of devotion, tha hoise of the Lord. 

I often wished we could always be 
together there while here on earth. 
How delightful to my soul to hear 
the gospel preached, and help to sing 
the sweet songs of Zion. I think 
there was an improvement in the 
Companion the last year, and think 
there is still room for more, as well 
as in ourself. One thing is that the 
brotherhood is large enough to sup- 
ply our periodicals with original mat- 
ter without going out in the world to 
copy their essays. I would rather 
read the most meager composition 
written by a brother, or sister, than 
read a sermon written by one of the 
most noted H. Ds of our day. Let it 
be ever so fluently delivered, and in 
as flowery style as possible ; it does 
not have the same effect. I am frank 
brother Henry, but what I have writ- 
ten I wrote in love. 

Your well wishing sister iu Christ. 
Anna Oaks. 

Dayton, Ohio, Dec, Villi 1871. 

Brother Hohinge.r : — As this is 
Christmas evening, and I have just 
read the last Companion for this year, 
and thought how lonesome I would 
be if I were not to invite it into our 
house the next year, lor 1 do leve to 
read it, and bear from the church. It 
has beeu said to me that if we read 
the Bible we will do well. I admit we 
will, and I think we can read the Bi- 
ble and learn what the Savior has 
done for us and what he is still doing, 
and learn what we mnst do if we are 
bis true followers. By reading the 
Companion, I gain knowledge how 
the church is progressing in the good 
cause of our Master. I am well sat- 
isfied that I have <rot what it cost me 



a good many times, although there 
are some that have different view- of 
the Apostles, teachings. I don't find 
fault with the paper or the brethren. 
There were different opinions among 

the brethren iu the Apostles' days 

Read the 16th Chapter of Acts. — 
When they came together to consider 
the matter they could convince each 
other of the dispu te tbey were in ; so 
let us not fall out by the way, if we 
do not see just alike in some small 
matters, but try to admouish each 
other in love. So let us resolve upon 
a holier life, and may the new 3 ear 
find us determined to live more con- 
secrated to God and his Christ than 
we have been in the past year. 
Farewell, 

Jane Marquis 

Brother Holsinger : — I am rather 
late seeding in my subscription, but 
hope it will come to hand before the 
first number of volume eight is sent 
out, as my subscription expires with 
the volume, and I would not like to 
miss any numbers, as I have been 
taking it from its birth, and was lucky 
in having missed but one number. — 
I feel as though I would be almost 
lost without it ; It brings us whole- 
some instruction, and I love to read 
ot the prosperity of the church. 

Elizabeth Oaks. 
Dayton, O. 



To Hannah 91. linrget. 

Beloved Sister : — In much love, 
and with sympathy, I will try to con- 
verse a little with you, through the 
silent medium of the pen and press. 
What a blessing it is that we have a 
medium through which to communi- 
cate our thoughts, and thus hold 
sweet fellowship with each other, not 
withstanding the distauce between us, 
and thus we each gain an attatchment 
which we otherwise could not have 
the opportunity to gain. So it proves 
in your case. Were it not for this 
medium I would doubtless never have 
learned your name, much less become 
acquainted with your sad position in 
life, which causes tender pity to gush 
forth from my heart. Loved sister, 
do not be discouraged ; you have a 
guardian angel hovering near you, 
and a good and merciful Father above 
you, that will never forsake you, for 
he even notices a sparrow when it 
falls to the ground ; much mere will 
he notice you,, who are so much de- 



30 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION 



pendent on him for protection. — 
Though you are deprived of the use 
of the most valuable members of your 
body — can not behold the beauties of 
this earth, yet that does not retard 
you from beholding with your spirit- 
ual eye the richness of the world 
above, no doubt you can view the 
glories of that world, with more puri- 
ty than we that can behold the vanity 
of this sinful world. We truly wish 
that you were blessed with the privi- 
lege to attend meeting every Sabbath, 
for it would buoy you up and cause 
you to be happy. We are sorry that 
you are deprived of your means 
wherewith you would procure your- 
self an earthly home, but if it is not 
God's will for you to have an earthly 
home, may it be his will to assist you 
in obtaining a bright and a heavenly 
home, where you can see the Father 
and his Son, and all the heavenly in- 
habitants, and there none can rob 
you. That home will be of much 
more value than all earthly homes 
combined, and all will be peace and 
happiness. So sister be of good cheer, 
remembering Christ is your triend. 
Your weak Sister, 

Rebecca Snavely. 
Hudson, Til. 



MARRIED. 

By the undersigned, at the house of the 
bride's parents, December 34th, 1871, Mr. 
SAMUEL PAGE and Miss MARY ANN 
GRIFFEN. All of Cambria county, Penn- 
sylvania. Stephen IIii.dabkand. 



Brother JTohinger : — Please find 
enclosed SI. 50 for Compar>ion, Vol- 
ume 8. I have been a subscriber from 
first to last and should indeed be very 
sorry to be without it, as I am old 
and can not get out. It cheers my 
heart to read, and know how the 
churches are getting along in tne good 
cau3e of our Master. 

Catharine Fbantz. 

North Hampton, Ohio 



Query. 

Brother Henry, will \ou or some 
other brother explain through the 
Companion what the American Bible 
Union is ? B. F. Koons. 

Hagerstown, Wayne Co., Ind. 

Why is John's baptism called the 
baptism of repentance ? 2nd. Was 
John's baptism the Christian bap- 
tism? 3rd. Why were those twelve 
of Acts 19, rebaptized ? 

Noah Lgmif>eckep. 

An explanation desired of 1 Cor. 
15 l 2'<1 D. M M*dkLE-p. 



DIED. 

AVe admit no poetry under any circumstan- 
ces In connection with Obituary Notice* 

wish to use all ulike, and we could not insert 
verses with all. 

In the Ottercreek,congrpgaiion, Macoupin 
conntv, Illinois. November 15th, ELIZA- 
BETH A. BRUBAKER in the 27th year of 
her age. She was a daughter of Samuel 
Miller, of Tennessee, formerly of Virginia, 
and the wife of our beloved brother and min- 
ister, Henry Brubaker, with whom she emi- 
grated to this place, from Tennessee, about a 
year ago. She left in Tennessee a twin sis- 
ter of whom she received a letter a few days 
before her death bringing the intelligence 
that she had united with the people of God, j 
and exhorting Elizabeth also to do so ; but j 
alas ! the letter came too late to be read by 
her. Her mind had become deranged. Her 
day of grace was over ; from which may 
again be seen the danger of procrastination. 
She leaves a sorrowing husband and four lit- , 
tie children, with many sympathizing friends, 
to mourn her untimely death. 

Funeral services by the brethren from the 
last three verses of the of the 1st chapter of | 
1st Peter. Daniel Vaniman. 

In the Conemaugh Congregation, Penna., 
sone time in November, 1S71, JOSEPH W. | 
infant son of brother Jacob aud "ister Sarah j 
MCCARTNEY. Funeral services by the : 
berthren. Stephen Hixtjebrand. 

In Middle Fork congregation, Clinton 
county, Indiana, December 18th^lS71, our 
esteemed brother, neighbor, and friend, 
8AMUEL BRICKER, aged 25 years 3 month6 
and 2 days. Disease Typhoid Feaver. He 
leaves a loving Bister, and two children to 
mourn their lo6S. Funeral occasion im- 
proved by Eld. Allen Mohler and others, from 
1st Peter 1 : 24, to a large congregation. 

Also, In the same place, December 19th, 
1871, infant daughter of Jacob and Catharine 
Metzger, aged 2 month and 23 days. Fun- 
eral services by the brethren, from Luke, 8 : 
21, 42. J. D. Nehbr. 

Our much beloved sister, SARAH EM- 
MERT GRIMM, in Rowan county, North 
Carolina, November the 1st l>>7i ; aged 29 
years. 

Sister Sarah was born and raised in Wash- 
ington county, Md., and was the daughter of 
our much esteemed brother Samuel and sis- 
ter Mary Emmert, of Funkstown Md., 
Though she was surrounded by the fashions 
of the times, she laid them all aside, and 
set her hope on higher objects than this vain 
and sinful world can give, and found Jesus 
to be her strong hold, not only in health, but 
in the hour of death. She joined the chui ch 
while young, and showed the express image 
of a Saviors love to all around her. Laet 
spring, before she, with her husband Mr. 
George Gbimm, and three of her her broth- 
ers and their families, moved from our State 
to North Carolina, we had a farewell 
meeting at Funkstown, where the wo -ds of 
Paul, were used : "Finally, Brethren, fare- 
well ;" The occasion was ve. j s ilemn, and 
we felt then as though our farewell vfould 
be flna) which it also pre . d to 1 <-. 

Our sister was we'l the day before i be 
die?, but took 6ick October the Bitot and liv- » 



ed till the next day about noon. Those that 
saw her in the last struggles of death, say 
that she was perfectly resigned to exchange 
this mortal life, for that life which cannot 
die. After the necessary preparations were 
made her body was placed In a Metalic coffin, 
and ter husband with his two little children 
started for Maryland, having sent a dispatch 
for the funeral arrangements, which wa6 to 
be on Friday the 3rd of 8ept , but having 
missed the connections, and being robbed of 
all his money, at Richmond (130) he did not 
arrive until Saturday the 4th inst. The deep 
and low moaning of her husband, and moth- 
er and friends, showed the grief and anguish 
of soul that is realized in our parting from 
one another, the occasion was improved by 
brethren D. Long, and D. F. 8toufTor, from 
the words, ''Prepare to meet thy God." — 
Amos 4 : 12. Friend Grimm has passed 
through a trial of which he can truly say 
that the Lord was his helper. May his af- 
fliction lead him to his 8avior, who is able 
to restore every loss, and there enjoy the 
company of his dear wife, with all the shin- 
ing hosts of heaven, is our prayer. 

Andrew Cost. 

In the Dut-cansvUle branch, Blair county, 
Pa.. Dec, 10th 1871, brother JACOB H. 
STiFFLER ; aged 65 years 7 month and 16 
days. Disease, Dropsy. His general health 
was impaired for about one year. He was 
confined to his room ten weeks, snflering at 
time, what pen cannot describe, and can be 
best imagined by those who waited upon 
him. Yet all this he bore with more than 
ordinary resignation. 

He leaves a sorrowing widow who showed 
herself a companion indeed, through his 
long and lingering sickness by ministering 
so cheerfully to his manv wants. 

He lived a strictly moral life, and won the 
respect of all who knew him. He was sensi- 
ble of a still higher duty that he owed to 
God, but put it off to a more convenient sea- 
son. But divine grace did not forsake him 
in his declining age. "When disease was 
preying upon him, and he felt that soon he 
must leave the scenes of mortality, he con- 
secrated himself to the Lord, and was im- 
mersed, in obedience to his command. 

Funeral services by brother J. W. Brum- 
baugh, from the Clover Creek branch, from 
Eev. 14 : 13 to a large collection of neighbors 
and friends. James A Sell. 

December 1st in the Laniottc Prairie. 
Illinois, Miss SALLIE WRIGHT; 
Aged 13 years 4 months and 11 days. — 
Her disease was Typhoid Fever, which 
changed to Brain Fever. She was the 
youngest and the pet of the family, aud 
much beloved by all who knew her. Fu- 
neral discourse from the words : "All 
things shall work together for good to 
them that love the Lord. " by Mr. Baird 
of Robinson Illinois. 

J. P. Horning. 

In the upper Beaver branch Augusta 
countv, Va., Dec. 24th IS71, brother 
JOSEPH BUftKET, supposed to be 
about SO year" of -igc. Disease. Gravel. 
He wis a great sufferer, with great pa- 
tience and christian fortitude- 

Funeral occasion improved by the wri- 
ter, and Levi Wanger. from the 90tb 
P • a I ) i, . 12th verse, Samuel Driver 

r n he '1 nor branch, Indiana conntv. 

;,. gls 1871 I WID OLIVKR 

son of iVi'en'd Joshua FRY. rfged 3 ye»S 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



81 



S iiiitnis lOdays. Funcnil discourse from 
1 Tim, i ! 1"! ('V J Hoiaopput. 

T 1ST OK MONEYS RECEIVED for 

1 i SUBSCRIPTION, BOOKS, etc. 

J U Mowerj [0 23 

I' Dice 

Isaac Leedy 10 00 
Joseph Crahill 1 60 
J P Beck 3 00 

GrWitwer £25 
S P Miller 1 50 
J R DenKoger 

17 55 
David (icrl.uh 75 
I L Gins* 23 70 
John Royer I 61 1 
EphLichty 54 00 
B F Swim-hart 3 50 
L-ndon West 1 20 
N B Johnson. 

per S C .1 8 51 1 
A (' Barr 1 50 

A M Shirk 3 00 
Lewis Raher ] 50 
L Overholser 3 20 
J B Tauzer 10 00 
, M Lingcnf'elter 

10 00 
D Hollinger 5 25 
J 8bellenbarger 1 50 
Daniel Wingert 3 00 
Abram W Zollersl 50 
Ellas Weltzel 1 50 
B F Darst 1 50 

J A Leedy 7 75 

Levi Hi me* 1 50 

D Sotbruck 1 50 

Mrs M Oellig 1 50 
J W Reiser 7 20 

T Gray Jr. 3 00 

L C Schrock 1 50 
L Melllnger 1 50 

8 Brallier H 00 

H 8 Reinhold 1 50 
Jacob Hollinger 1 60 
Henry Steckley 1 50 
WmWbitestine 3 00 
Lvdla Showalter 3 30 
D L Miller 6 00 

Isaac Metzger 1 50 
Lewis W Teeter 16 00 
A M Crouse 6 00 

Lewis Lerew 1 60 
Levi Gockley 1 60 
Mrs Mary H°lserl 60 
Phebe A Holts 7 50 
A C Numer I 25 

Geo V Kollar 10 50 
Daniel Ebie 4 50 

Tillfe Fiant 4 50 

J 8 Newcomer 8 00 
8 Grabill 12 00 

A Trostle 15 47 

P 8 Newcomer, 3 00 
Jobn D Klndy 1 50 
A L Funk, 7 50 

Phillip Boyle 6 00 
P F Cupp Per 

C. G. Lint, 950 
C G Lint 8 25 

E Heckman 1 50 

Mrs. 8 W Klmmel, 

160 
John Moomaw I 50 
John Reber 800 

Geo Brindle Jr. 16 50 
J 8 Snvder 2 25 

Mlebael Zuj, 4!S0 
8 CKelm 12 60 



B Blough 


1 GO 


Man I,ohuian 


2 00 


.1 I) Nehcr 


'.1 1 I! > 


T D Lvon 


8 (HI 


Maria Bailv 


2 10 


Phillip Holler 


6 85 


Noah Smith 


1 50 


DS Miller 


1 75 


B Knuffman 


1 50 


8 Wise 


2 00 


Marv Sauui 


1 GO 


Marv Meyers 


1 50 


Samuel Baker 


10 00 


II II Weimer 


2 50 


1) d Sehenk 


1 50 


ESponseller 
Catn Frantz 


2 25 


o •» 


C Shank 


1 50 


En Hoover 


50 


E ( )aks 


1 50 


Or W Mathias 


20 25 


H F Berkeypile 




1 GO 


D Baringor 


5 00 


J Holsopple 


2 30 


J A Stutsman 


12 00 


J II Longenecker 
n o- 


M B Lease 


1 50 


C M Suter 


50 


David Glem 


22 25 


P Crum packer 


2 SO 


Henry Zuck 


230 


B Shellenbargcrl7 10 


M Kicdig 


4 50 


J 8 Stutzman 


300 


A E Hoke 


60 


8 Cobaugh 


1 50 


W G Schrock 


3 50 


J RFoglesangerl9 50 


D Stutsman 


1 50 


Martin Witter 


1 60 


Marv McQuold 


5 35 


8 W Bollinger 


5 20 


John Swartz 


1 50 


Jacob Bock 


1 00 


Sarah Myer 


SOO 


I Hansberger 


150 


Thomas Berry 


175 


Mrs. E Hagy 


Hon 


I P Swihart 


4 SO 


K Heckman 


75 


8 Rowland 


1 50 


John Eisenolse 


160 


D R Klein 


75 


Jacob L Miller 


300 


J B Allen worth 


660 


Marv M R ed 


9 00 


J L Frantz 


5 20 


Jacob Conner 


48 00 


Levi Gordon 


150 


D W DItmer, 


I 60 


G Gerlach 


750 


Henry Miller 


1 50 


J Swihart 


3 00 


David H Miller 


250 


Wm Reist 


75 


Daniel R Kline 


3 25 


AHFike(An£_: 


7 75 
300 
500 


8 Henricka 


8 A Mort 


8 00 


W 8 Wood 


150 


Elijah Horn 


6 75 * 



K Brallier r, 25 

J R Deppcu 9 00 

('(.ripe 2 00 

C Hoover 1 50 

E L Yoder 41! 60 

Eli Stoner 2 00 

J Y Heckler 10 80 

A nios Wright 1 60 

KWStoner 1100 
HHAJH Been 3 00 

J. Billhimer fi 10 

Robt McCHi lie I 60 

M R Gochnour 5 00 

L J Grove 1 50 

T L Grif^u 1 50 

Samuel Driver 11 70 

P Overholtzer 1 60 

Michael Hohf 1 60 

E Gochnour 1 00 
Annie 8 Belghtel 1 50 

A J Shoemaker 1 60 

Michael Myers 1 60 

E J Blough 1 35 

Cyrus Royer 1 60 

Joseph Shank 50 

Jacob S'ehinan 2 00 
John B. Gibble 160 

8 A Moore 75 

Phillip Leohr 2 00 

B W Branson 1 00 

John J Mosser 1 25 

Dsniel II May 6 45 

Geo Worst 47 25 

Wm C Hipes 6 85 

Maria Rohrer 2 25 



Marv A Rodea 14 50 
A B Fisher 8 60 

Samnel A Shaver 9 00 



K C Barns 
M Frantz 
Henry Kline 
Levi K Huffman 
J A Buecbley 
D M Mohler 
K Kunkcl 



14 35 
10 50 
150 
3 40 
1 50 
3 00 
1 50 



J J Har6hbarger 1 50 

Geo Shelter 1 50 

II Knauff 1 50 

H Zimmerman 1 60 

Jacob Frier 1 ly 150 

8 A Berky I 50 

II H Martin 1 60 

J Warner 2 V0 

David R Roop 6 75 

Mary Garber 1 50 

Em J Mes era 8 00 

Henrv Meyers 9 40 

Jno Reed 1 60 

8 F.shleman 1 00 

3 K Tester 10 00 

Kitty Royer 1 50 

M Glotfelty 7 50 

Jacob Wineland I 50 



Joseph Fitz 
D Ritten house 
J P Horning 
Wm G. Andes 
Abram Bender 
Jacob Friday 



600 
5 60 
3 00 
450 

3 CO 

4 75 



J Riddlesbarger 1 50 



Pittsburg and Connellsville R. R. 

TIME TAB1.K. 



Commencing on Monday, October 10th, 1871. 
at 1 o'clock, r. M. 



Eastward. | 


Wrstward. 


Cam 1 Bait 
Mail | Exp. 


STATIONS. 


Cin. 
Exp. 


Cum 
Mail 


A, M 


P. M. 




A. M. 


P. M 


6 50 


800 


Pittsburg 


1015 


6 10 


10 21 


9 57 


Bradford 


8 05 


230 


10 35 


10 10 


Connellsville 


800 


2 25 


1 20 


11 55 


Mineral Koint 


5 52 


11 22 


1 40 


12 15 


Garret 


5 38 


11 02 


157 


1228 


DALE CITY 


526 


1045 


3 16 


1 28 


Bridgeport 


4 15 


9 25 


400 


200 


Cumberland 


3 40 


840 


P. M. 


k. M. 




M.P 


k.K 



Advertisements . 

', |7K will admit a limited number of selec 
« » advertisements at the following rates 

One insertion, 20 cents a line. 

Each subsequent insertion 15 cent6 a line. 

Yearly advertisements, 10 cents a line. 
No standing advertisement of more than 

80 lines will be admitted, and no cuts will bo 



WANTED.- 
A situation as apiarian, on reasonable 
salary. West of the mountains preferred. 
8. B. REPLOGLE, 
Roaring Spring, Blair Co., Pa. 

DrTuTm. BEACHLEY'S 
FAMILY MEDICAL DEPOT. 

OP PICE AND DRUG STORE, 
ON MAIN Street, 

Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 

FOXE8 POISONED.— Full instructions In 
a Qopyright Book fbr 5Q cents. Address, 
tf.T. MOXLEr: OVaseo, Mich. TAiSnt.* 



The Kin kit- A l.j on Hewing Ma- 
chine, with Drop Feed, new Take-up, new 
Hommer, Ac, is now offered to agents on 
more liberal terms. Also, Second-band Ma 
chines taken in exchange, or the n«w itn 
provements applied. 

Every Machine is warranted First Class, 
and if the purchaser docs not so regard it af- 
ter a fair trial, he can return it, and money 
refunded. 

N. B. Wanted traveling agents to visit 
each town, distributing circulars, explaining 
the improvements, etc., ete„ who can make 
$200 per month. Addreas LYON'S MUTU- 
AL 8. M. Co. 

A Card. 

Drs. D. Fahruey & Son, Uroscoplau Phys- 
icians, continue the practice of Medicine at 
the old stand, near Boonsboro, Md. They 
treat all forms of Chronic Diseases with mar- 
ked success. Can be addressed by letter, and 
they can send medicine to any part of the 
United, States, wherever there is an express 
office. Post office address, Boonsboro, Wash- 
ington Coucty, Md. 

7-10-1 yr. pd. 

"HOW TO GO WEST." 

Forty years ago, Illinois was as far West 
as n ost people wished to go, and journeys 
were made in the legendary "Prairie Schoon- 
er," but in these days of Progress and Im- 
provement, the word West has come to mean 
Iowa. Nebraska, Kansas, Colorada, Califor- 
nia, aud the Territories, and the Traveler 
reaches almost any polut therein by a splen- 
did Line of Railroid. 

This Line of Railroad is the Burlington 
Route, which starts from Chicago over the 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., from 
Indianapolis, over the Indianapolis, Bloom- 
ington & Western Short Line, and from Lo- 
gausaort, over the Toledo, Peoria <fc Warsaw 
R. R., and running through Burlington, 
reaches Omaha. Lincolen, Nebraska City, 
St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth and Kan- 
sas City, connecting with the Union Pacitic, 
Kansas Pacific and other Railroads running 
from those cities. 

Always go "By way of Burlington" and 
you wili be sure to be right. 

The Burlington Route has admirably an- 
swered the question, "How to go West ?" by 
the publication of a truthful and inter sting 
document, filled with facts In regard to Time, 
Connections, Accommodations, rates of 
Fare, and otner interesting items and illus- 
trated by a large map, truthfully showing 
the whole West, which they distribute frie 
of charge. Copies, and additional Informa- 
tion san bo obtained by addressing, General 
Passenger Agent. B. <fc M. R. R , Burlington, 
Iowa. 

I'nU r*»l Guide for Catting Gar* 
ments. 

By which every family may cut its own 
garments for men and boys, of twenty six 
different sizes ; for Coats, Pants, Vests, and 
Shirts, and Ladles' Dress Bodies. Agents 
wanted to sell State, County, and Family 
Rights. For Particulars 

address Miller A Quinn, 

Tyrant, Blair Oo.. Pa. 

The Christian Harp, containing 128 

o*ges of choiee hymns set to music in char- 
acter notes- Price per single copy, po*t paid 
35 Cents. $3.00 per down. 

B. E. HPLSiyGBR. 
Dale City, SomWt Co.. Pa. 



32 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



1780 1871 

— ARE YOU AFFLICTED OR 8ICK ? 
Use Dr. Fahrucj's Blood Cleans- 
er or Panacea. 

An Alterative and Catharic, or Tonic and 
Purge combined, for diseases arising from 
bad blood ; such as CostivcEcss, Dyspepsia 
Sick Headache, Liver CompH'nt, Jaundice, 
Erysipelas, Worms, Chills and Fever, Scrof 
ula, Pimples, Tetter, &c. T .y Ir. 

Established 1780 inpacka".; form. Estab 
lished nearly 20 years ago in liquid form 
which was brought to its present etate of 
preservation and perfection some years later, 
by Dr. P. Fahrney, Chicago, ill's, who con 
ducts the trade west of Ohio. Great reputa- 
tion ! Mauy Testimonials ! Ask for that 
prepared at Waynesboro, Pa., and Chicago, 
Ill's. Beware of Imitations. Genuine re- 
tails at $1.35 per battle. Druggists and 
Medicine dealers sell it. 

Dr. P. Fahrney's "Health Messenger" gives 
the history and r ses of the Blood Cleanser 
testimonials, and other information, sent 
free of charge. Address 

Dr. P. Fahrney's Bsos. & Co. 
Watnksboko. Pa. 

J"olo ZRirizitizig- 

NEATLY EXECUTED 
In all its various branches, from a small 
card with one word to a fall sheet poster, 
at the office of the 

"CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION." 
All kinds of Legal Blanks kept o 
hand. 
BILL HEADS, 

LETTER HEADS, 
CHECKS, 

ENVELOPES, 
CARDS, 

VENDUE BILLS, 
&c, &c, &c, 

&c. , &c, &c, 

Will be printed and sent by mail, free of 
postage, to any part of the United States 
at prices comparing with the most reason- 
able. 
Address all orders to 

HENRY R, HOLSINGER, 

DALE CITY, PA. 

pREAT EXCITEMENT! 
VJ . J. H. FICHTNER, 

of Berlin, Pa., has canned a great excite- 
ment in the County by bringing into our 
midst the vervT)opnlar and far-famed WEED 
(F. F.) SEWING MACHINE. All who 
Lave tried it give this as their decision :• 
"The Weed runs lighter, has less gearing, 
is more easily managed, and takes less time 
to understand it than any other machine now 
in the county." 

The WEED has no cog-wheels, no spring 
or compound levers, and is sold at prices 
rangiug from 160 to $150. Each machine 
is furnished with a tucker, quilter, baster, 3 
hemmers, feller, corder, ruffler, fringer 
braider, and a Belf-8ewer,'!rrati«. 

Satisfaction GUARANTEED. 

Call on or address, 

J. N. FICHTNER. 
7-47-St.s' • BERLIN; PA. 

Office in DWner's new 'building. 






■ 






For Sole at thin Office. 

t'Uc Kgcipfialte Ria^Joit; Or, Tl 

■ 

- . t of the New Te I 
Inuirlii 

A i\. i, • ; g. ^. 

-. ?-!. 

Aand-Clooh for 3I»m<> Improve! ;. .it: 
■ "How to Write," "How to Talk." 

"How 

oiiC rol., i ;.-".. {jBdUpeniiabli;. 
I. Sic at Flome; or the Faintly and lt« 

i:ks. — Ipclnding Hjisbande and Wives, Par- 
ents. Children. RrotUers I nployers and 
Emplovcd. '!'!■• House, etc. " By 
ffm. •.; tl '.•■: 

'•",;•,:, in «;:iicrii» and lit <:<•<.!•;;;,; orThe 

il \ccounl of Man ■ i 

'•i.'.ii. TIipi . .-•- of his Orudu and Antiqtiilv. lu 
..'. P. "i il.)-.: OS fancy Cloth. $1.nc. 

Iloiv J;- ;'.:•:»•! '.na racier. A new' 
lea fv:'.!ii!-!«iok of Plirem • 

miiK ii i :hart for ru- 

tin: •-./■•- ••: i!i-- different Organn of tb« 
. ■■ ! ■• linp.itiou •:' I har iter, with up- 
ward; of 173 Ell :!jv:i:.;-. in. $1.26. 

, the 
sing the Laws of i Selection, and 

howf&g who : - ! , ai I l.o nifty ^ot marry. ByS. 






.:: : 



Orator . ! :i ;;;! XtfXMlJa ■ ', or. I 

tempora -> Guide 

for eo: rbutin^ Pui ■ ■ so ordifeg to the 

!■■•-! : arli . neiit iry fori . I PittiNoeu, $1.S0 

JBsop'N fa blew. The Pi i pte'e I orial Edit.io 
Boantiiullv Illustrated vntti nearly Sixty ;'■■. 
in_~. Cloth, gilt, 

The Ktjrfct IVoia In the Klsrfat S'lac". 

A :<■":: ['01 I .■[ i dctionarj and Reference Bnoli 
Embracing Synonyms,, Technical it 
atiOns. 1 oveisrn Phrases" Writing for the 
Punctnation. Proof Kei ling, and other Valus 1 ..- 
Information, cloth. 75 cents. 

Any ill the above sett by mail, post-paid, on ra 

-■•>r o| it!v. 

The Phrenological Journal, an 

illustrated, First-class Family Magazine, 
devoted to the 'Science of Man" Subscrip- 
tion price, $3,00 a year. By a special ar- 
rangement we are enabled to offer the 
Phrenological Journal and Christian Fam- 
ily Companion together for §3,50 or with 
the Pious Youth for, $3,00. we commend 
the Joxtrnal to all who want a good Family 
Magazine, and who don't! 

New Hymn Books. 

PLAIN SHEEP BINDING. 

One copy, post paid, 0.75 

12 copies, post paid, S.50 

PLAIN ARABESQUE BINDING. 

One copy, post paid, 0.7* 

12 copies, post paid, 8.50 

Turkey Morocco. 

One copy, post paid, 1.00 

Pe v dozen, 11.25 

German and English Plain Sheep 

One copy, post pain, 1.00 

Per dozen 10.3 

Turkey Morocco, Ger. & Eng. 

One copy, post paid, 1.25 

Per dozen " " 10 SO 

PLAIN SINGLE GERMAN. 
One copy, post pain, . ..50 

Per dozen. " ' 5.50 

Christ i an Harp, contaning 
128 pages of choice hymus'eetto music in 
character, notes. Price per.siugle copy, post 
paid 85 Cent's.' $&fl0 per dozen. 



Revised New Testament. 

OCTAVO PICA EDITION. 

Plain Clotb Binding, post paid, $2.00 

Sheep Strong Binding, post paid, 2.50 

18 MO. EDITION. 
Plain Clovh Binding, post paid, $1.00 

Sheep 8trong Binding, 1 .25 

32 MO., 8TTNDAY SCHOOL BDITIOH. 25 

The Song-Crowned King. — A new 

singing book set in character notes. 144 oc- 
tavo pages, bound in boards. New and old 
tunes. Price 00 cents.S6.00 per dozen. 
Compakios Volume 3,bonnd post paid, $2.7 
Reserved at the office, 2.25 
Nead's Thkology, Post Paid, 1.45 

" Wisdom & Power of God Pest Paid 1.40 
Brethren's Encyclopedia. $1.70 
Treatise on Trine Immertion B. F. Moo- 

D aw, prepaid, .75 

Debate on Immersion, Quintcr & Snyder, 
Single copy, pest paid, .75 

12 copies, by Express, 7.00 

Picnf Companion, 8. Kinsey, post paid, .45 
Browns Pot ;:tt Concorrar.ee, -00 

Germiu, & Englifii Testaments, .75 

t«'*t-K v ovlicet Lexicon 
L. of all except familimr 

at everybody knows, and 
< .-cry-body wants to know, 
uti , postpaid. 
Certificates Ac. 
Certificate, ptrioz., post paid, 0.30, 

OEI -i J.CATE8 OF MEMBERSHIP. Per dOZ, 0.2'J 

r 3 RACTS. — Religious dialogue, 12 pages 
i five cents 6ingle copy; thirty tents a dbz. 
All orrers should be a cempanied with the 
money and .he name of person, post-office, 
county fcnd State written in unmistakable 
letters, and addressed to, 

lt. r. holsjkg^r. 

Dale Citt, Pa. 



A MONTHLY PUBLICATION 
Designed to Promote the Welfare, and en- 
large the number, of the class of persons 
whose name it bears. 

One dollar a year in advance. 



THE 



Christian family Companion. 

Is published every Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
by Henry R. Holsinger, who is a member cf 
the Church of the Brethren, sometimes known 
by the name of "German Baptists," and 
vulgarly or maliciously called " DunkGrdx." 

The design of the work is to advocate truth , 
expose error, and encourage the true Christian 
on his wav to Zicn. 

It assumes that the New Testament is the 
Will of God, and that no one can have the 
promise ot salvation without observing all itt 
requirement* ; th».t among these are Faith, Re 
pentance, Prayer, Baptism by trine immer 
sion, Feet Washing, the Lord's Supper, the 
Holy Communion, Charity, Non-conformity to 
the world; and a full resignation to the whole 
will of God as he has revealed it through his 
Son Jesus Christ. 

So much of the affairs of this world as may 
be thought necessary to the proper observance 
of the signs of the times, or sue: as may tend 
to the nun si, mental, or physical benefit ol 
the Christian, w ri'bc published, thus remov- 
ing all occasion for coming into contact with 
the so calleO. Literary or Political journals. 

Subscriptions may begin at a ay time. 

For further particulars send for a specimen 
number, enclosing a stamp. 

Addret.< H, R. HOLSINGER, 

Dat,h City SSmeTset Co., Pa- 



d[ltrMtatt (xfamilij (|mnpwmt, 



bv i. a. aoLaiNC-BSii. 
Volume VIII. 



" Whosoever loveth mo keepeth ray comniandair run Jksus. 

DALE~cTfY~ PA., TUESDAY, j"an7Tg7T872. 



■ ■ For Ac. 

Number 3. 



SUccttd by PhedcZook. 
Temptation. 

Hull" the sickness, misery, and sin, that till and 
curse the world are due to the influence of nu- 



ances on the side ol indulgence and excesa, the 
equilibrium is destroyed ; the will, which was 
strong enough to resist the cravings of appetite, 
becomes too weak to withstand the additional 



man tempters, who use their powers to overcome DOWer r social attraction and kindly entreaty • 
the sound judgment and conscientious scruples ^ so the in judged kindness of well-meaning 
of their fellow men. Many a man who would • {rieiKls works ruin t0 those on whom it is }av . 
go home sober if left to himself, goes home drunk \ s \ l(( \ 

through the importunities of those who entice Hundreds of preachers of the gospel have 
him to partake of the intoxicating cup; and doubtless been broken down in health, and ut-' 
many who to-day might have beerf^irtuous, up- ' terly wrec kcd and ruined, as it regards efficien- 
nght, and happy, have yielded to the entice- cv in their ca Ui ng , by yielding to the importun- 
ments of the sinful and the vile, and been swept ^iea of those excellent Marthas who think that 
away to utter and irretrievable ruin. "nothing is too good for the minister," and insist 

Especially is the evil visible when, under the that he must digest everything which their cuns 
guise and with the feelings of hospitality, per- j ning brains can invent, and their cunning hands 



sons press their guests to indulge in unhealthy 
food till they become gluttonous, surfeited and 
diseased. 

"Eat a little more." ,'Have another piece, it 
will do you good." "Nonsense ! You are too 
particular." "It will not hurt you at all." "I 



prepare. 

We have no right to yield our judgment to 
the seductions and temptations of our friends. 
Every man must bear his r .den ; and if 

wc, by weakly yielding to the influence of oth- 
ers, impair our health, diminish our usefulness, 



relieve in people enjoying themselves, while they | or peril our lives, we must endure the results of 
1o live, and not starving themselves to death, to our folly ; and none of those who have misled as 
'ratify some foolish notion." And so, plied with can feel the sufferings which their temptations 
;h'e8e importunities, at last the victim yields, and | have occasioned. — Ihe Christian. 
ickness, infirmity, and death, are frequently his 
eward. 

Whoever remembers seeing a healthy per- 
on rise from a well-spread table, where he was 
at«de welcome to satisfy his hunger, and go 



For (he Comj 
To the Readers ol the Companion, 

BY C. H. BALSBAUGH. 

A joyous New Year to *ou ali — joyous m be* 



.way with his hands on his stomach, groanirg, ■ [ U g g 00 d and doing good. J •,? is mere than hap 
nd saying, "I am afraid I have not eaten enough ?'' piuess, as that which is fundamental is more than 



le understanding and conscience. Each 



Jut who has not seen five hundred persons rise that which is contingent. Christ never made 
ctus from the table where they had eaten to re* ; use oi the word happiness, and only once of the 
letion, and go away saying, "I am afraid I have' word happy, and this in connection with what 

was special. No one is any the belter for being 
happy unless he be at the same time jojous. 
•'Good tidings of great joy which shall be to all 
ra must decide lor himself what is for his good. ) people," is the annunciation with which the an- 
[ost people, left alone, will learn by experience gele greet the shepherd?. Note3 dCjt ilded 

i abstain from those things which dotliemujn. the Saviour'* &di int, and the same strain. I- 
\ Wien the scales bang even, it is rot d fli j Eis aloft 10 the Mediatorial Tbione : "d> 
Ut to cWd'- $h« am as it should be decide 's hai » X gpoken nnto you tf»ai v>yi ./ migjit 

m when pviuoiwi luftitface hr cast lEto tee trat- 1 remain m^vuy «4»d tiiat $ousjg£/ miyttfdv /*£& 



aten too much V 
Human appetites and desires are balanced by 

per- 



34 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



He was "a man of sorrow," but more of joy. ! who is inherently immortal. It is communii 
The sorrow was dependent on temporary condi- between the Divine and the human, the correl 
tions, while the joy is an essentia) feature of His tion of immortality between the Infinite and tl 
eternal perfections. His Testament is the pro- finite. It is a present, living, full, glorious 
duct and embodiment of joy, which is to be the sweet clasping of -'the Everlasting Father" ar 
Heaven of His saints, in foretaste here, and in the reconciled prodigal. 

glorious fruition hereafter. His parting prayer lf we would have a j oyous New Y ear, * 
is a summation of His mission, and of all that is , must work for it ^ witn rear and trembling 
to result trom it : "and now come I to Thee ; We ghould «f ear » le8t we ^ come 8nort » of t , 
and these things I speak m the world that they | p rom i se d inheritance, aud yet so wholly coma 

m 1 lght i iaV6 my J ° U f al fi lhl1 in tliemselves " I ourselves to the Divine keeping and disciplin 
"tor the joy that teas set before Him He endur- j ag t0 be 8U6 t a ined by the "perfect love that cas 
ed the cross, despising the shame, and is set , eth out f ear » We fear constantly lest 'tm 
down at the right hand of the Throne of God." ; in ihe imcar d »arts' comport not with the ten 
He that expects joy without holiness, will | oi final sa l va tion ; and are running ovtr wi 
&nd, when perhaps too late, that he has been j oy [ n the* confidence of the all-suflciency 



gathering grapes from ''the vine of Sodom," and 
gleaning in "the fields of Gomorrah." "The 
plain of Jordan," where luxuriant vegetation de- 
termined Lot's choice, owed its fertility to sub- 
terranean fires, which, while they warmed and 
tructified the soil, also threatened with destruc- 
tion. Ou the edge of hell grows many a poppy, 



'■the truth as it is in Jesus." Joy comes n 
like the air we breathe, but like the bread » 
eat. In the sweat of our brow we must obta 
and cherish it. If we would "eat our meat wi 
gladness and singleness of heart," and be "fill 
with all peace and joy in believing," and at L 
| be "presented faultless before the presence 
whose roots are the devil's nerves and whose j ^is g i or y with exceeding joy," we must Ac 
fruit his everlasting torments. Beautiful, fra- 1 arms w i{h Christ, and keep step with Him. * 
grant flowers can grow on a grave, but they have • fix our gaze steadily on His world-life, so as 
their root and nourishment in Corruption. There j catc h every expression of His character. Lc 
is no j >y but w tat can smile at death. Happi- 1 begets joy, and acquaintance begets love, and( 
ne88 fades nod vanishes when the Pale Monarch i Object and emotion being both eternal, we * 
offers his cold, skeleton hand, and sternly bids |j i ce w ith joy unspeakable and full of glof 
us follow into his dark dominion. Joy has much Then W e need not trudge to the well of Syd 
happiness, but a happy, sunny life may be des- 1 10 draw water, and be thirsty and faint againl 
titute of joy ^ Those who are not. in "the secret j tore we reach home ; for we will have in 1 
of the LoTd " liav- an impression that the Chris- \ we u f water springing up into everlasting lii 
nun Life is a dull, dry, hard, husky experience, j Health cannot bring joy, neither can wei! 
S irae time ago, I was written to by the unregen- ; though in the one men forget their destiny,.! 
erate son of an eminent ministering brother, and | in the other "drown themselves in destrud 
was told, as a matter of justification to perse- 
vere in sin, that if the brethren knew how sin- 
ners enjoy themselves in their forbidden pleas- 
ures, they would feel less inclined to disturb 
them. Pool soul ! We all "walked according 
to the flesh," and drank the muddy cup to the 
dregs in some form, and we know what a crispy, 
ashy, burned-out, nauseous life it is. It is a cup 
of wormwood, with a thin scum of honey on the 
surface. Joy respects the person himself, in 
that which is deepest in his constitution, and 
vests in our essential being, and in our necessa- 
ry relations to God. Jfoy is the apprehension of 
an intelligence freafdd imtntfrt$L of the Being 



and perdition." Both are evanescent, and 
not appropriated by joy as manure by the ?i 
they become fuel for Tophet. If we are not j 
ous in the absence of the transitory, it is evid 
we are looking too much to "things seen ; 
temporal," to the exclusion of "things un« 
and eternal." "God is love," and the joy ofl 
is abiding. In the midst of trial, disappoints 
destitutiou and suffering, we may be blissfi 
conscious oi lying in the embrace of the Dn 
Bridegroom, and have our lips ever moist 
our hearts ever thrilling withtho kisses of 
be'giumn^, unentiinfe love, Sol. Song. 1 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION . 



85 



Jer 31:3. "Rejoice evermore." "K "joice in 
(he Lord always : and again I say, r< joice." 

If we '-walk with God," have "the testimony 
that we please God," have all our impulses/mm 
God, and all our aim'-, mid achievements in God ; 
if we are in Him and He in us, and this dear 
loving, soul-beautifyini; intercourse is "peace and 
joy in the Holy Ghost," think you not. fellow- 
pilgrims, that the year 1872 will be a joyous, 
fruitful, Christ-honoring o»e, even it it be spent 
in the "inner prison, with our feet made fast in 
the stocks"? Happiness and unhappiness comes 
and goes with occasions, but joy is the life of 
God, and is the rhythm of the soul with the ever- 
lasting music of the Holy Trinity. Joy must 
vent its "praises unto God," and love sing its 
pean, "at midnight" as at midday. The child'* 
life, cradled in trust and embosomed in confi> 
dence, cannot help breaking out in ho?annas, — 
which often none but God and His angels hear 
— and should these "little ones" hold their peace, 
the stones would immediately cry out." 

We need "precept upon precept, line upon 
line, here a little and there a little," to keep us 
from sinking into ourselves, and losing all relish 
for religion of any kind, or subsiding into 'will- 
worship" and "voluntary humility." But "faith- 
ful is He that calleth us." No sooner do we sink 
into the dominion of sense, and the eye grows 
dim and the ear dull Godward, and passion and 
greed and selfishness become rampant, than we 
hear Balaam's ass "speak with man's voice," or 
some "stone cry out ol the wall," and some 
"beam out of the timber," to interpret to us the 
presence and reproof of an offended God. Let 
us "draw nigh unto God," and then not only 
will He be nigh unto us, but we will be blended 
in Him as the pulverized grains in the loat. 
Let every intractable element, and every bone 
of contention, be dissolved in the menstruum ot 
Divine blood, so that we may settle into fixed 



The CbrlMtlan Ncbolnr. 

I am a christian scholar, I daily go to school 
To k^rn my Masti r's lessons, that perfect holy rule : 
The^cholars should all love Him. tho school is good and l'r • 
Come all yc careless sinners and go to school with me. 

I am a christian pilgrim, I'm bound tor Canaan's shore : 

Father give me wisdom to keep Thy word in fctoro. 
And when Satan tempts me Thy commands to forsake. 
Help mo to watch more faithful and keep my soul awake. 

1 am a christian preacher, I preach the go-pel true. 
And what my Master gives me I freely give to you ; 
And when my heart is empty I'll go to Master's store 
And tell Him all about it, He sniilos and gives mo more. 

I am a christian watchman, I stund cu Zion's wall, 
And whou the foe is coming 1 give a certain call ; 
I'll blow the gospel trumpet and let the people know 
How they may gain sweet Jesus and home to glory go- 

I am a christian shepherd, I feed my Master's sheep ; 
It's on the hills of Zion these Iambs I love to keep : 
The food my Master give me with which to feed tho !!■ 
Is the divine commandment and honey from tho rock. 

I am a christian soldier, I've listed in the war ; 
i '. e fought thro' many a battle and may n\ r ht many more. 
Ami when the war is ended I'll lay my armor down 
And fly away to Jesus and wear a starry crown- 

For the Companion. 

Be Ye Heady. 

"Therefore beye aL>o ready : forin suoh an hour u-ye thiuk. 
not theSon of man cometli." MatTh. 24 : 44 

When we have a knowledge of an event, that 
will take place at some time in the future, not 
specified, the only safe way to meet that event, 
is to be always ready ; at any moment. The 
above text speaks of such an eveut ; the coming 
of the Son of man ; which is of the greatest im- 
portance, because it will be of a Divine ctiarac^ 
ter, and btcau6e it will bring to a close all earth- 
ly career. Now this truth should sink deep in- 
to every mind : that "ot that day and hour 



knoweth no man, no, not the angels ofheav- 
unity, and become as nearly homogeneous as our j en, but the Father only." He may come 
individuality will allow. Then will our "pt-ac^ I with the summons of death prior to making his 
be as a river, and our righteousness as the waws : advent into the world, but if II * does not,, we 
of the sea," and the joy ol the Lord be our ever- ; shall then be changed 'in the twinkling of an 
lasting heritage. j eye ; in a moment of time ;" there is therefore 

— . .« »a ■■ *» <* » - : no differeaico! as concerning us. whether He will 

They who doubt the truth of religion bet&ffte : como to uff^KniVersallv, oi- individually. In ( 
they can find no Christian who is perfect, might ' ct case it will terminate the d3ys of t;ur prbVaN 
as well deny the existence ot the sun trecaase I ! bn ; k e. the time allotted to ua in wldch to 
ft w BOb niwuyQ noonday, Vj^pasre^iweVcru* &***»— ifr tW Uitc^p XteuX 



36 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



He has commanded us to do. Therefore, seting 
that life is uncertain, (consequently death cer^ 
tain), and that "Heaven" and "Hell" are set be- 
fore us, one of which will be the destiny of eve-* 
ry man, and that our destinies will be regulated 
by the deeds done in the body, "what manner 
of persons ought we to be in all holy conversa- 
tion and godliness, looking for and hastening unto 
the coming of God." Observation, and expert 
ence tell us plainly that "now it is high time to 
awake out of sleep," — 'The night is tar spent, 
the day is at hand." Therefore to those who 
have not made their peace with God, I would 
say with Paul : "To. day, if ye will hear his voice, 
harden not your hearts, as in the provocation ;" 
but make haste to insure the one thing need- 
ful. Now in order to do this you must offer 
your bodies "a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable 
unto God, which is your reasonable service." 
This can not be done, short of a strict compli- 
ance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ ; you must 
become converted — changed — 'fit for the Mas- 
ter's use ;" this is your reasonable service ; cer- 
tainly there is nothing unreasonable about it ; 
"for Christ also hath loved us, and hath given 
for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a 
sweet smelling savor." 

Now, behold for a moment, the great contrast 
of things as they really exist ! Christ is one of 
the greatest characters spoken of in Holy Writ ; 
and died the most shameful death upon record ; 
all the ignoring that could be devised accom- 
panied his crucifixion and death. And what 
was it for ? for us ; "who are blind and cannot 
see afar off," and who — it is to be feared — "often 
forget that we were purged from our old sins." 
See what He has done for us, and then how lit- 
tle He requires of us ! He has given us things 
to do, that are easily understood and performed ; 
therefore if there is a soul lost Jesus cannot be 
blamed for it ; according to the scriptures He 
has never promised to save us at all events ; 
whether we do the things that He has comman- 
ded, or not ; but every one shall be rewarded ac- 
cording to his works. If therefore our reward is 
to be reckoned from our works, if our eternal des- 
tiny is to be determined from the deeds done in 
the body, how strictly necessary it is, that we 
keep ourselves unspotted from the world ! There- 
fore I would ask those who are yec outside the 
kingdom of Christ ; h'aVe you ever deeply' cors 



sidered and meditated upon your souls salvation ? 
If you have not, do it now ; and you will discov- 
er that there is something to be seen to immedi- 
ately, between you and your "Maker." You 
will trandly admit that there is a soul within 
you, that will never die. Although your body 
will die, and return to dust, your soul will live ; 
and live forever. And you know that it cannot 
live on earth ; now the question is : where do 
you want it to live 1 There are two destinies, 
assaidabove, oneortheother will be the habitation 
of every man ; the one is "Heaven," the other 
is "Hell." Just as contrary to one another as 
"right', and "wrong" are. 

I will venture to say that the invariable an- 
swer would be : "Heaven is the place where I 
want it to live." Many of you have near and 
dear relatives who are evidently gone there ; 
their walk and conduct in life are sufficient evi- 
dence to you, that they are gone there ; and your 
sorrowing after them is quelled by the bright 
rays of hope that you have, because of their god- 
ly walk, and chaste conversation, whilst in the 
body. But we will reverse this ; we will sup- 
pose it had been you, instead of them, would 
they have had that "assurance that you were 
among the "Blessed "? You dare not say "they 
would." But they would have had to sorrow 
as those who have no hope. Therefore in the 
former case, your sorrow is abated on account of 
their good works ; but in the latter, their sor- 
row would be augmented on account of your ev* 
il works. Some of you may think that you are 
in possession ot some elegant trait of character, 
that consequently God would spare you — suffer 
you to live long upon the earth ; does not ob- 
servation teach you that this is false 1 It makes 
no difference who you are, how elevated your 
standing in life may be, nor what your literary 
attainments, or physical productions may be, 
you must die ; you are on a common level with 
the humblest "peasant" in this matter. And 
the thought which should cut you to the heart, 
is : that yen know not how soon it may be. 
You no doubt sometimes think of death, but is 
it not true : that you try to think as little of it 
as vou can ? and when you do think of it, you 
put yourself off with the thoughts, that you are 
younc, that your health is good, and that it is 
more likely that you will livelong, than die goon. 
But beware : this is one of the Devil's tra£B ; 






CHRISTIAN FAMILYCOMPANION. 



37 



he dictates such thoughts to you ; — surely it is 
not Jesus. — he will cause you to hate the church, 
and the scriptures if possible, and cause you to 
hate to go to meeting. If you are in the habit of 
hating the church, or the scriptures, th< r i must 
be something wrong with you. If you stay- 
away from meeting, for fear of being converted, 
your case is a lamentable one ; and a danger^ 
ous one. You ought therefore to become alarm- 
ed about your condition. I would advise you. 

as one of the first steps toward salvation — to 

use violence against yourself; for Christ says 
"the kingdom of heaven suff^reth violence and 
the violent take it by force." Adam Clarke in 
his note on this passage says : He that will 
take, get possession of the kingdom of righteous- 
ness, peace, and spiritual joy, must be in earnest ; 
all hell will oppose him in every step he takes ; 
and it a man be not absolutely determined to 
give up his sins, and evil companions, and have 
his soul saved at all hazards, and at every ex- 
pense, he will surely perish everlastingly. This 
is well said , as long as we are not decided in 
our minds to fully renounce sin and all ungodli- 
ness, or make a reserve of anything that is of a 
worldly character, we are not wholly conver- 
ted ; and more than that, we arc not fit for the 
kingdom ; and if we do get in, and get the name 
of "christian," it will not prepare us for the com- 
ing of the "Son of man ;" but we would be like 
the '-foolish virgins" were, when the bridegroom 
cime ; they had taken no oil with them, and 
their lamps had gone out : "And while they 
went to buy the bridegroom came ; and they 
that were ready went in with him to the mar- 
r'a^e : and the door was shut. And the foolish 
'•virgins" were not permitted to enter in. We 
also manifest to the world that we are trying to 
s?rve God and mammon, which Christ declared 
to be an impossibility. The world can see that 
we are not only weak in the flesh, but also weak 
in the spirit. And when this is our condition, 
we are just as nauseating to Christ as the angel 
of the church at Laodicea was. John was com 
manded to write unto him saying "I know thy 
works, that thou art neither cold nor hot ; I 
would thou wert cold or hot. So then because 
thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I 
will spie thee out of my mouth." So the con- 
clusion is : that we would be more tolerable in 
the sight of God if we made no profession at all, 



than to assume the intermediate state, (luke- 
warm). But if we make no profession, we are 
not prepared to meet the Lord Jesus. There- 
fore if we make a profession it must be a true 
one if it is to avail anything. When we are in 
a lukewarm state we are neither a worldling nor 
a christian ; hut we are more like Satan than 
anything else, mixing light 'vith darkness ; truth 
with eiror ; &c. 

A man may do many good deeds without mak- 
ing a profession, and he is respected for it ; and 
then he may make a profession, and do more 
good deeds than before, but fails, willingly, in 
some things, he is not as much respected for it 
as before ; such a profession will do him no 
"ood. "For whosoever shall keep the whole 
law, and yet offend .n one point, he is guilty of 
all." We of course sometimes come short in 
performing things as we ought, through weak- 
ness ; but there are provisions made for this ; 
that if any man sin, we have an advocate with 
the Father ; Jesus Christ the r'ghteous ; and he 
is the propitiation for our sins. But the fact 
that we are weak should not discourage us, nor 
make us careless in our pilgrimage ; for there is 
nothing required of us that we are not able to 
perform. Neither should the fact that Christ is 
the propitiation for our sins become a cloak un- 
der which to commit sin. "For if we sin will- 
fully, after that we have received the knowledge 
of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice 
for sins, but a fearful looking for of judgment, 
and fiery indignation." 

Now having taken into consideration, these 
things, let us be watchful, and keep ourselves in 
the "narrow way," and be "wise a3 serpents, and 
harmless as doves ;" if we do not, the subtility 
of that serpent which deceived Adam and Eve 
in the garden, will also deceive us ; if we have 
not been careful, and have not plucked up by 
the roots every weed in us, Satan will cultivate 
it ; and if he is let alone he will finally make us 
his certain victims. It is to be feared, there are 
too many ot those weeds left standing in us, who 
claim to be members of the mystical body of 
Christ and if we are not violent against them to 
pluck them up, they will render salvatian a fail- 
ure, aad greatly retard the prosp rity of the 
church. 

Lewis W Tletek 

Hagers'oion, bid. 



8« 



CH1UST1AH tfAMLLY OOMPAlNiOiN. 



For the Companion. 
Tiie Covering, and what it Sig- 
nifies. 

We purpose in this essay to offer a 
lew thoughts upon that portion of 
God's word contained in the fore part 
of the 11th chapter of 1 Corinthians. 
The apostle here makes some plain 
and positive assertions. The author- 
ity from which they preceed is so 
high as to leave no doubt in our 
minds as to their correctness. We at 
once admit them to be true, though we 
may not in the least be able to know 
the reasons. Faiib in God, firm con- 
iidenee in his wisdom and love, will 
enable us to acquiesce in all he does 
or says. Truefahh can ever look up 
and say, Lord, command, and 1 will 
obey, lead and I will follow. 

Yet if it has pleased God to re real 
unto us at least some of the reasons 
for his commands, surely it is our 
privilege to investigate those rea- 
sons, and we are assured that such 
investigations njeet with his approv- 
al, for it is written, tb^n shall we 
know, if we follow on to know the 
Lord. Hosea 6, 3. Again, "If any of 
you is lack ng in wisdom, let him ask 
of God, who gives to all liberally and 
upbraids not, and it shall be given 
him." James 1, 5. 

Bnt in making these investigations, 
if our views differ, we must exercise 
mutual forbearance, for only in this 
way can we keep the unity of the 
sp r t in the bond of peace Eph. 4 : 3. 

What Paul says in the third verse, 
is in the present state of things some- 
what difficult to understand. We 
will now try, in the fear of the Lord, to 
look at this matter of headship a little 

Perhaps there are few subjects, re- 
wpectiiig which a greater diversity of 
opinions pertain, than the one now 
under contemplation. In all climes, 
and in all ages it has been a query inthe 
human mind as to what was the prop- 
er position or the sex< j s, or in other 
words, what is each ones true sphere. 

lu looking at the hisiory of the 
creation we find order and system 
prevail throughout. In the first 
place, we beh>>ld this beautiful orb 
emerge from the baud of the great 
architect. He furnishes it with lights, 
tits it up in a most magnificent man- 
nnr, peoples it wiiu myriads of ani- 
mate creatures. Now a pause en- 
sues, a deep solemn pause. An or- 
der of bei *g i j now to be formed ol 
intelligence sufficient to appreciate 
and enjoy all this. For this purpose 



Jehovah decides to make an intelli- 
gence in his own image. — Gen. 1: 26, 
27. What a wondrous being! made 
but a little lower than the angels, 
made to possess and control this planet, 
then in nil its beauty and perfection. 

That man originally filled a place 
in God's universe suited to his dig- 
nity, we doubt not, though we may 
not now know just what that place 
was. " Male and female created he 
them.'' Two sexes were formed, each 
designated to fill a distinct and prom- 
inent place in the scale of God's 
creatures. By referring back to that 
period when God's works were un- 
marked by sin, we may ascertain 
what each one's proper position was. 

After everything was prepared for 
man's reception he was created and 
placed over this to govern and enjoy 
it. Woman was taken from him, not 
from the dust of the ground from 
whence he was taken. She was 
brought to him; heat once recogniz- 
ed her, and gave her a name perfect- 
ly significant. She shall be called 
woman, or female man. Why ? Be- 
cause she was taken out of man, be- 
cause she was of the same species, 
the same order of things. 

Man was made from the dust of the 
ground, showing that here he should 
preside, control, govern and subdue. 
God breathed into his nostrils the 
breath of life, and he became a living 
soul. Thus he is a two-fold being. 
and while he ha 1 * dominion over all 
terrestrial things, he is in communion 
with the celestial world. Such a be- 
ing was man originally. 

Woman was taken from man, show- 
ing: that she is mere delicate, more 
refined; taken from near his heart, 
showing that she should be the ob- 
ject of his moat tender affection; 
taken from beneath his arm, showiug 
that he is to bo her stay, her support, 
her protector. 

We now have q>n*te clearly defined 
what was originally the mind of God 
respecting tue position of the two 
sexes. Man's is an outward exposed 
position, it is for him to come in di- 
rect contact with the outer world, to 
face its storms and b' ave its dangers. 

Woman's is a retired, secluded 
place, not exposed to the roughness 
of the outer world. God has fur- 
nished her with a beautiful token or 
sign of Lbis seclusion. Paul alludes 
to it in 1 Cor. 11:14, 15. His lai.- 
.judge hti'e is very pointed. He ap- 
peals to our common sense and asks 



the question, " Does not even nature 
itself teach yon that if a man have 
long hair it is a shame to him? But 
if a woman have long hair it is a 
glory to her, for her hair is given her 
for a covering. Neither can take the 
place of the other without degrading 
themselves, hence says Paul, it is a 
shame, a disgrace for man to wear 
long hair, as that is the peculiar mark 
given to woman as the token of her 
retiremant. It is a shame or disgrace 
for man to occupy the place which 
God has given to her. 

Equally so is it a disgrace for wo- 
man to occupy man'splace. Oh, that 
our sex understood this, for then 
would they no longer strive for the 
right of suffrage. They would feel the 
disgrace. The opposite sex no doubt 
feu! it, <fc that is perhaps the great rea- 
son why they so strenuously oppose it. 

Having noticed what was origi- 
nally the miud of God respecting the 
two sexes, we shall next try to no- 
tice what position he designs for each 
to fill under the gospel dispensation. 
In the fore part of the chapter now 
under contemplation, the Apostle is 
instructing believers, in a church ca- 
pacity. Verse 3, 'And I would have 
you know,' that the head of every 
m*n is Christ, and the head of the 
woman is the man ; and the head of 
Christ is iiod." The language hure 
used must be understood in a some- 
what restricted Reuse. Paul does not 
mean to say that man sustains the 
same relation to woman in every 
sense that Christ does to man. Else- 
where we are told that Christ is the 
great head of the entire church, and 
that in Him there is no male or fe- 
male, but, all are one. Christ is the 
oulv spiritual head of the church, 
from him, aud from him alone flows 
that life giving stream that animates 
everj christian. H mself alone pre- 
sides over the hea-t in that inner 
temple, he permits none else to rule. 
There he sways bis own scepter, hia 
golden seep er of love. It is merely 
in the outer court that mau has the 
preeminence. The outer government 
of the church, and the administering 
of her outer ordinances, belong exclu- 
sively to him. But in all acts of wor- 
ship, we believe, or understand, that 
the gospel gives her equal rights — 
Sue ha-, we think, the same right to 
pray, the same right to prophesy that 
man has. If it were contrary to the 
Gospel for her to prophecy or teach, 
why does the Apostle instruct her 






CHRISTIAN FAMILYCOMPANION. 



30 



iow to appear when so exercising." 
Surely in this place he is speaking of 
iublic worship. Vera.', t: "Every 
mail praying or prophesying, having 
bis head covered, dishonors his bead." 
Under the law nan worshipped 
with his head covered, as a token of 
his dejection, his fallen state. Christ 
paid for him the awful debt, and 
emancipated him. No longer is it 
proper for him to wear this token; by 
Wearing it now, ho shows his want of 
appreciation, his want of gratitude 
toward his great Benefactor. Hence 
the Apostle would say he dishonors 
his he;id, Christ Verse 5, 6 ; "Hut 
every woman praying or prophesying 
with the head uncovered, dishonors 
I her head ; for it is one and the same 
I as if she were shaven. For if a worn- 
j an is not covered, let ber be shorn ; 
but if it is a shame for a woman to : 
be shorn cr shaven, let her be cover- 
ed " Paul here alludes to a custom 
prevalent in his day. The ladies of 
his time would have considered it a 
great disgrace to have had their hair 
cut short. This was oDly done as a 
puoishment to those who by their 
conduct had brought shame npon 
themselves, and upon thost connected 
with them. Hut says Paul to pray 
or prophesy uncovered is equally as 
shameful, equally disgraceful. 

From the above, how plainly can 
it be seen, that Paul meaus some oth- 
er covering than the hair. This lat- 
ter every lady then knew it was an 
honor to wear; silly fashion bad not 
then, as now.caused such perversions. 
But the covering which he now 
speaks of, they did not seem so well 
to understand. If be had said no 
more on this subject, we might have 
concluded that a covering was only 
to be worn at times of public service. 
We will have him again presently. 
Verse 7 : "For a man indeed ought 
uut to cover his head, being the image 
and glory of (iod ; but the woman is 
the glory of the man." The Apostle 
here, again alludes to the origiual de- 
sign. That design was, that man 
should bear his image, and mauifest 
his glory upon this planet. When he 
transgressed that image was defaced, 
and he could no longer mauifest that 
glory. He is now incapable of an- 
swering the ends of bis creation. — 
The second Adam, the Lord from 
heaven, fnlly accomplished, that 
which the first Adam so signally fail- 
ed to accomplish. In him dwelt all 
the fullness of the God-bead ; upon 



him d the divine ima g 

and /rom him .-hone the divine glory. 
Mankind are again through Christ 

permitted to bear that moral image, 
and reflect iL their spiritual lives that 
glory. Kaeh recipient of his love i- 
eqnally responsible, and each is 
equally called upon to manifest his 
glory, by carrying out iu their lives 
the principles which he taught. Mac 
bearing the physical image of the 
great God-ninn, iu deference to that, 
and also in deference to his original 
design, it has ;.' <ased God that be 
should outwardly rule, both in the 
hunily, and in the church. Hence 
says Paul he ought not to cover his I 
head. Verse 0,10: "And the man was 
not created for the woman, bui the 
woman for the man. For this cause 
ouirht the woman to have the token 
of power upon ber head, becaus" 
the angels." Again brother Paul al- j 
ludes to the original desigu.— For this i 
cause, for what cause, because the ! 
woman was created for the man. It 
is now impossible, perhaps, to fully | 
understand the exact position which 
God originallv designed for each. 

We think it altogether probable that 
the first design was that woman i 
only hold converse with God through i 
man. He to be in direct communion 
with God, and she to receive divine I 
instruction through him. But man 
having fallen became incapable of im- 
parting instructions, for himself was 
without knowledge. No longer is he 
all-sufficient lor ber support, aud nour- 
ishment, for he is now himself in need | 
of help. Iu this wretched, and help- 
less constitution, when there was no 
eye to pity, and no arm to save, help 
was laid upon one that was mighty to j 
save, aud strcug to deliver. Wh 
ever might have been their social 
position, all is now chaos. Christ the 
second Adam, re-arranges every thing. 
Only through him does God now re- 
veal bimselt to ihe human family. 

All now have an equal right to ap- 
proach him, and through him, to ap- 
proach the great Jehovah. He is the 
ouly source from whence ell may ob- 
tain wisdom, strength, or auy help. 
In him is life, and the life is the light 
of men. Woman under the gosple 
having equal privileges, in all spirit- 
ual things, equal access to a throue 
of grace, Paul would have Ler wear 
a token of this power. Because of 
the angels. Paul also informs us that 
angels are ministering spirit-* sent 



forth, to minister unto them w\ 
shall be heirs of aalvati 

\\ oman ba i been the gi ■ 
ferer by the fall. Her delicacy, and 
help: n has been tba 

cause of h'T wretchedness. Sow 
D have our i'Vi-j filled with tear-. 
and our bo.som swelli d with indigna- 
tion, as we have rear] of the eru<dtv. 
and injustice done her by tLOSi 
were physically Btronger than Buo, 
especially among those nations where 

the light of the ' .: Wpel b 

never penetrated. By examining 
God's word we find thai il is his will 
thai man should outwardly rule in 
the church, aud in the family, but 
that woman has equal spiritual privi- 
lege.-. 

The covering of thi I - two 

things, it is the token of her subjection 
to man in outward things, and also, a to- 
ken of her equality in spiritual things 
a> the Apostle terms it. the token of I 
power- 

And to be worn, because of the angels- 
These celestial me ig upon 

her this token, tire ever ready to help. 
and comfort her. Some. how. ■ 
may object, and say, do not : ' en 

ly beings know the state of the heart ? 
Why then, is it necessary to wear this 
outer badge? Brother Paul thinks it 
necessary. We doubt not. but thi> may 
be worn without being in possession of 
those inner qualifications necessary to 
eeive their help, yet we do not know thai 
thi- assistance will ye given us if we « 
not thi-> token, and as 'his is one means 
through which ni'.r kind Father sends ns 
comfort, we certainly ought to place our- 
sclves in a proper position to receive 
this Where, and when do 

we in".; need their help? Is it 
when we arc making use of the 
appointed means of grace ? Ah, th'juit 
wore comparatively an easy m; 

our thoughts hea»en-wardly. Is,if 
when I in worship at home'.' Then 

also, can we roll ow' 

minds* We need their help most, wh u 
occupied with out daily cares, and tri ■ 
How many a sensitive wile, burdened 
with suffering, and care, fans to reci 
from him who vowed at the aaered altar. 
to cherish, as weU as support her. th;< r 
tender sympathy, which she so much 

Ls. and without which she i- so 
wretched, wretched indeed, ii' spiritual 
help were withheld. Our heavenly Fa- 
t her, will never leave us comfortless, if 

■I •■•>-. and tru>t him, let outer circum- 
stances lie what they may. 

To wear o covering iu times of public 
service is a plain injunction; to we:>.r it 
at all times is a privilege, accompanied 
with the proroifeof Anj ' c ass stance. 
Matiii. A. Lsab, 
Urlona, Til. 



10 



0H1UST1AH 1'AMILV OOMPAMOH. 



For the CoruPANiov. 
What Shall I Give m Exchauge? 

"For what ifl I man profited if lie shall 
gain the whole world an. I lose 1 1 i -» own 

-.'. or what ahall a man give in exchange 
—Matt, xvl 26. 

The above mentioned scripture Las a 
at bearing upon those who profess 
to be followers of Christ. 1 often 
rend it, and then stop for a moment 
and consider what will become of us, 
or at least a great many of us, who 
have made a promise between roan 
and God that they would forsake this 
worldly lust. And how often do I 
think of our promises to our God. — 
ones a day, or ouce a 
week, or only when we come together 
at a place appointed for worship. I 
am afraid the latter id too often the 

o. I am afraid that this world 
has a great bearing in some of our 
christian friends, perhaps bo much so 
that they will lose their souls. And 
what a pity! " What will they give 
in exchange for their souls," could 
they only purchase it again. Gidd 
and silver, house and land is no ob- 
ject. If a mau has the possessions of 
all the world and all its goods, be 
could not pay for his soul, could not 
exchange foi it, if it is in the bauds 
of the adversary. 

Now, christian readers, consider a 
little and see where we are. Do not 
tarry too long. The wheel of time 
waits on no man; every day wc are 
one step closer to our years. Let 
our first move be to save our souls. — 
1 often thought that if our friends 
would rise only one-half as early to 
worship God as they do to cultivate 
their acres, a great many of our dif- 
ficulties w >uld njt be. Brethren and 
sister/, •' watch and pray;" watch 
first ; to watch you may avoid many 
d. faculties. The enemy is watching 
y 'U closely ; be sees you daily ; he 
is rich, rich enough to buy your soul, 
and perhaps yfcu will not know it un- 
til you are bound in articles which 
you cannot break. What a pity this 
would be ! Let us examine closely 
our hearts, and see what a dreadful 
e we are in. Our time of depar- 
ture is near at hand, and our friends 
are standing around and weeping to 
see that one so near and dear must 
leave. That one must reap the har- 
vest which he has sowed. And per- 
haps 'tis nothing but teres. On the 
other hand, how rejoicing if we know 
that his hrrvest i3 nothing but pure 
wheat, — if we know that he has tried 
to make peace with God, — if he has 



always been on his watch, to serve 
bis Master before he would provide 
for his living here on earth. Plenty 
of time is given for man to provide 
for both " But seek ye first the 
kingdom of God aud his righteousness, 
and all these things shall be added 
unto you," .Matt. vii. 33. This is a 
happy consolation for every christian 
professor. 1 say again there is plenty 
of time to provide for both body and 
soul, but seek first for God and his 
righteousness. Setk to save that 
which neither moth nor rust doth 
corrupt, nor thieves break through 
a id steal. 1 have often seen that 
people lock up their earthly treasures 
on account of thieves, and am sorry to 
say that the safe3 which contain the 
most valuable property are daily left 
open. Nov,; let th9 readers of this 
essay consider for a moment ; read 
the text, read it with an understand- 
ing, cud see if it does not give prom- 
ise of a mansion above. And I would 
farther say try to build up the church 
of Christ: you can do a part of it, 
and we all can do a part of it, and if 
all these parts are put together, it 
will be finished, and there is nothing 
more to be done. If every one has 
done his or her part, the work is 
finished. 

I would now say to the editors of 
the Companion that I was well 
pleased with the instruction which j 
received during the last year. I often 
read of the brethren and sisters, where 
they were, bow they were getting 
along, and that they are still trying 
to serve their Master more diligently, 
which I think done me a? much good 
as though I had went tight or ten 
miles to meeting. But I hope to 
meet them all where parting shall be 
no more. Brethren and sisters, let 
us all aim tor this. And in order to 
get our friends and neighbors to join 
us, try to induce them to take the 
Companton, whieh I think cannot 
fail to help them on the road to Zion. 
P . F. Ebie. 

Fot the Comr-nxnion 
The Lost Power. 

Dear Brother Henry : — I rejoice 
to iearn that there are many brethren 
in the church who not only believe 
but earnestly desire to see the time 
returu when the signs promised by 
the blessed . 8a\ior "shall follow 
them that believe." Borne years ago 
I published several articles under the 
abovo caption iu the Companion , and 
which produced some sensation at the 



time. My mind has not changed. I 
would be glad If every brother and 
sister would prayerfully examine God's 
writen word on the subject of gifts, 
and claim, with confidence, a literal 
fulfillment of his promises. I know 
that many of the old brethren con- 
demn any one who expresses his be- 
lief in a manifestation of the truth 
and power of God by the working of 
a miracle ; yet those same brethren 
will go eight or ten miles and pray 
over the sick, anointing them with 
oil in the name of the Lord. Do they 
go because it is a fashion or custom 
in church ? or do they believe the 
Apostle James when he says, " And 
the prayer of faith shall save the 
sick, and the Lord shall raise him up, 
and if he has committed sins, thev 
shall be forgiven him " ? There is 
ho dodging the issue. If sick are re 
stored by faith, prayer and anointing 
with oil, it is a miracle, and there is 
no getting away from the fact. I 
am feaiful that unbelief is the beset- 
ting sin of a large majority in the 
church. The blessed Redeemer, in 
his commission, just before he as- 
cended to heaven, said, " And these 
signs shall them that believe in my 
name shall cast out devils; they shall 
speak with new tongues ; they shall 
take up serpents, and if they drink 
deadly therein, it shall not hurt them ; 
they shall lay hands on the sick, and 
they shall recover." What followed? 
We read in the last verse of St. 
Mark's Gospel, from which we ex 
tracted the above, — 'And they went 
forth and preached everywhere, the 
Lord working with them, and con- 
firming the word with signs follow- 
ing." 

I am aware that the unbelieving 
portion of the church (in miracles) as- 
sert that these signs, which followed 
believers, in the Apostolic age, ceased 
with the Apostles, by God's appoint- 
ment. Where do they get their in- 
formation from ? Xot from God's 
Word, 1 feel assured. If they have 
no, " thus saith the Lord," for their 
believing that the power conferred by 
Jesus on the diciples ceased with the 
diciples, and was not practiced by 
those who heard and obeyed the 
Word, we prefer io believe God's word 
to the ipse dixit of any man, even if 
he be a ' pillar of the church." It is 
passing strange that brethren will 
contend for a literal obedience to the 
command of the Savior, to " believe 
aud be baptized " in order to be 



CHRISTIAN FAM11A CuMi'AMuW. 



.1 



favod, and that the II -ly Gbosi (rill 
immediately follow, although the com- 
mission does not ho declare. We be- 
lieve, yea, we know from blessed ex- 
perience, that it, does follow obedience 
to the commandments of Jesus. 

My advice is this: let every mem- 
ber of the church pray for, and be- 
lieve that God is just as able and 
willing now as iu the days of his in- 
carnation to own and bless his word, 
by doing that which he has promised 
shall follow tbem that believe. I 
feel assured that by conforming our 
lives, faith and practices to God's re- 
quirements, looking for and expection 
his divine promises to be vended to 
us, in demonstration and power, we 
have nothing to lose, but everything 
to gain. 

For the present I leave the sub- 
ject, ardently d< siring that some oue 
more able than myself - : *ill throw 
more light upon the subject. 
Yours in the Lord, 

L> J. Qeovs, 

Baltimore, MJ. 



I'ontou* i-i in 

And be i *<. ith euc 

as ye have Heb. 13 c :d!e 

claus of 5 
scripture is OOB 
wholesoi i i ''■ lit a bal a ■ 
command, . the 

promoti - ? — 

for us to be sod) .ind 

from tb< 
evident!; I 

ed christians to i d a ir be re- 
signed to thi .id rials 
of life. D.v.k and gloomy may s^em 
our prospect, our fair h'.pe and expee- 
tations all blighted. Those whom 
we value as our comiort and sup- 
port, removed by the hand of death, 
or proven false and faithless to our 
fond trust ? Honor, riches, pleasure 
and many friends among the things 
that once were, how often we see the 
cherished treasures of earth thus pass 
away. Xo marvel it the first im- 
pulse of the heart be who can bear all 
this weigl t f sorrow. And yit i ov 
much to be preterred the example of 
those who, instead of whiuuing and 
lrotiug and filling the ears of all 
around with a rebersel of ail tbeir 
sorrows and disappointments, endeav- 
Of to B oarch for the bright side and to 
cultivate a cheerful contented disposi- 
tion. I adiait that some pers ms are 
naturally of a more desponding dis- 



position than ethers but I am confi- 
dent that we all (especially thOM 
who are assisted by the grace of G id ) 
can do much toward cultivating our j 
disposition, I claim there are few per- 
sona placed in such adverse circum- 
stances, but that they may better 
their situation by trying to forget the , 
dark and dwell upon the light side ? 
Some persons think that one who has 
passed through deep sorrow and yet 
possesses a bright countenance ami 
cheerful disposition must necessarily 
possess a bard heart. They proba- ! 
bly have little idea of the effort on I 
the part of that person to refrain from 
despondency and dispair. It is the 
lot of some to have many more trials 
aud disappointments in life than oth- ; 
ers, aud what ads to their sorrow j 
they are oftimes reproached and evil 
spoken of by those who imagiue them- , 
selves well informed on the subject, 
who ia reality are speaking from 
mere fancy or report. How useless 
to worry aud grieve about those 
tbiugs which injure us iu this life on- 
ly and cannot marr our future happi- 
ness, aud iustcad of regarding such 
persons as enemies, flatter ourselves 
that they are laboring under mistaken 
Idi as and comfort ourselves by medi- 
5 on the many favors and bless- 
re enjoy above our tat rits, in- 
f • oveting what our neighbors 
eojoy above us, and instead of mur- 
muring let thankfulness be our theme. 

'.Lly ovc trouble, 
Lightly over wro 
We only make grief double 
By dwelling on it no lontr. 

clasp wo ?, hauds 60 tightly, 
Why sigh o'er blossoms dead; 
Whj cUofl; to forms unsightly 
Why not seek for joy instead* 

Sallie Tibbals. 
Franklin Grove, III. 



For the Companion. 
A Few Words to Bro., Ilerkler. 

Dear Hrolher : — I see there is no 
use in saying anything more on the I 
cubject of our controversy, for we aro ' 
Dot any more of ene opinion now 
than at the commencement. But I 
would like to ask you some questions j 
before we elosa our controversy, and 
I shall lot k for you to answer th< 
You quote the words of the Savior, 
when he says .* -there shall be great 
distress in the land, and wra'h upon 
this people, and 'bey shall full bv the 
edge of i be sword, and snail be led 
cap ive into all nations; and Jeru- 
salem shall be trodden down of the ' 



GeDtlle*, tin. il the times of the Gen- 
tiles bu tnlti.led." 1 understood \...i 

to udu.it that the QentHea time will 

tie fulfilled when "the Lord shall de- 
scend from heaven with the roici of 
an arch angel, and the dead in Christ 
shall l>e raised first, and we which 
are alive will be caught up with them 
to meet the Lord in the air." 
This you must admit is the fir*- 1 r.-- 
urreetion. Well more you admit the 
gentiles ti ne is fulfilled, and then you 
say it seems the Lord wanted us to 
kuow what was left unfulfilled, and 
sen and signified it to bis servant 
John on the isle of l'atmos. Now 
let us sec what John says: He places 
one thousand yearB between toe resur- 
rection of the saints, or first resurrec- 
toin, aud the resurrection of the rest 
of the dead. Now what I want to 
know is, iu what state and condition 
do you suppose the world will be dur- 
ing tl e thcuBsnd years, wben s-atan 
will be shut Jp in the bottomless pit '( 

John gives us plainly to understand 
that the universal conflagration will 
not take place before the thousand 
years havj expired, when the devil 
will have atiuther chance to use bis 
hurt full means to deceive the nations 
which are iu the four quarters of the 
earth, and gather them to gather to 
battle; tho number of whom will be 
as the said -f the sea ; but the devil 
will bo taken and cast into the lake of 
fire and brimstone, where the beast 
and false prophets are, and then will 
the universal conflagration take place, 
and the rco* of the dead raised and 
brought to judgement, and the new 
heavens auci 'he new earth created. 
Now what condition will Jerusalem 
be during 'he thousand years, and the 
world in general ? What will be go- 
ing on ? Will there beany religion, 
aud of what kiud } Will the city be 
inhabited ''. if so, by whom ? Or will 
the gen iles -till continue to tread it 
down, regardless of what the Savior 
has said ? Ov do you believe as some 
do, that tne heaveus being on fire will 
be desolved, its elements melt with 
fervent heat, aud the rest of the dead 
rais; d and brought to judgement and 
the new heavens aud new earth crea- 
ted immediately after the saiuts have 
been caught up to meet the Lord in 
the air ? 

Now brother until yon answer these 
question.- 1 vill be in the dark, as to 
what you really do believe. 

Margaret Deardorfi. 



42 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION, 



Christian Family Companion, i order - We 3ba11 bavE *™?M»s t0 ! Meetings to make provisions for such 

. </. J7 „«rr „.,.>,, »!,!., c„I.;a/>» cl./-.|.fltr W r . T . I Cult nf tl>P. WAV nlnces f SflV Wfi 



DALE CITY, PA., Jan. 1», 1872. 
How Is This ? 

D. R. Stutzman informs us, that at 
a church meeting, in the Sugar Grove 
branch, Indiana, ob the 29th of De- 
cember last, "some six or eight Bish- 
ops met, and expolled thirty seven 
members, for the simple reason that 
they would not compell a few sisters 
to wear caps." Now if this is not 
true we want such slauderous repor- 
ters to be gainsayed. And if it be 
true, it is a case worthy of serious 
consideration, and farther investiga- 
tion. Does the Companion circulate 
in that branch ? Who will give us 
farther information upon the matter ? 



In Earnest. 

One of our correspondents who has 
failed in getting his Almanac for 1872 
says : "Send me the Almanac ; if it 
can't come through without some 
pilferer nabbing it, have it register- 
ed." 

We have forwarded another copy, 
and will continue sending until our 
patron gets his Almanac. 



Brother Henry : — At our last An- 
nual Meeting, it was said that at the 
next Annual Meeting that all the 
facts should be brought together, 
on Monday, and action taken to 
bring about a reconciliation. In 
view of that fact would it not be 
proper for each arm of the church to 
instruct their elders how to vote on 
that questiou, as all the elders are in- 
vited to attend ? If it should be left 
to a vote to know whether the major- 
it} is to rule, and whether the minor- 
ity will be satisfied with the majority. 
Let us know throagh the Companion 
whether there shall be any action ta- 
ken at bomr, and what that actiou 
shall be 

We think it highly important that 
every elder should ascertain the sen- 
timent of his congp«gatioB, upon the 
subject, before he g«es to the Annual 
Meeting. And let fcktm decide which 
would be the most scriptural mode, 
as well as which is tke most ancient 



say upon this subject shortly.— Edi- j out of the way places ? Say we 

TOR (J. F. 0. would all contribute ten cents a piece 

""*'" \ to our District Treasury for the pur- 

New Books. ™ ... , .. . 

! pose. Wo will subscribe for ten poor 

We have added to our .lock of , members on that faadf armuaUv . 
Books for sale at this office, a work] ,..-. 

entitled Thcodocia Earnest, or the ! Answers to Correspondents. 

Heroine of Faith. It affords the , J. H. Kohkkts. We think you 
strongest arguments on baptism by ' are mistaken. One thing is true ; 
immersion that we have ever read — | notices from our neighborhood are re- 
The first volume consists of conver- j ceived a little earlier than those sent 
sations upon the subject of Baptism '• from a distaucc, but when once they 
and other kindred subjects. The sec- • reach the office, all are held equal.— 
ond volume presents the subject in \ At least we desire so to do, and it 
the form of ten days travel in search I seemeth to us we do it. 
of the church. The two volumes will i Amos S. Cham.bert.in :— We 

be sent together for $3 00. or either I would take pleasure in making a trip 
volume separately for $1, CO. j to New Jersey, if means and time 

We have also a few copies of the : would permit. We are trying to 



make arrangements by which we will 
be enabled to travel a little more. 

C. Bucher : — The Almanacs were 
sent ; if they do not reach you let us 
know. 

Phebe Davis : — Brother A. B. 
' ' . i had not paid the first subscription. 

We have intelligence of the death j '• R Cullen :-What. 
of Elder Jacob Kurtz of Ohio. Noah Longanecker :— Seventy 

Also of the departure of sister Hil- j five cents ; including G H. $2.25. 



Book called Grace Trumau, which 
we can send post paid for $1.60. It 
reasons powerfully in favor of Im- 
mersion. Address all orders with 
the cash, to H. R. Holsinger, Dale 
City, Somerset county, Pa. 



debraud, wife of brother David Hil- 
debrand,of CoDemaugh congregation, 
Pa. 

Obituary notices, are promised. 



The Brethren in Spring Run con 
gregation, Pa , will please take notice j j 
that the notice of their proposed se- 
ries of meetings did not reach us in 
time to do them any good, conse- 
quently was not published. Sister 
Myers sent it, but it was delayed un- 
til the last No. of last year had gone 
to press. 



Josiah Gochnour : — They were 
sent ; but we send again. 

W r m. N. Ceemmer :— The C. F. 
C. was sent regularly to Mrs. A. G. 
at Reading, Pa., since No. 10 of Vol. 
i 7. We will continue it according to 



Brother F. M. Hobbs, of Blue Sul- 
phur, Green Brier couuty, West Va.-, 
wants us to send them a preacher — 
We have none just at hand, at tbi.-s 
time, to whom we can say go and he 
goeth. When we get a supply we 
will accommodate him. By the way, 



would it be wrong for the District volume. 



Me : — We received a letter con- 
taining $1,50 from some person, with 
the following instructions : "Please 
send your paper to me : send it to 
Poplar, Crawford county, Ohio," — 
Who is me ? 

Jas. A. Sell ; — Yours of Decem- 
ber 19, and the other of Jauuary 9, 
came to hand tied together with a 
string, on the 15th inst. Bather 
slow mails down your way. 

V. C. Fisher : — We cannot sup- 
ply you with No 49 of Vol. 6. Have 
almost all the other numbers of that 



..vLlAiN KAMlU OwMIAMw;« 






CORRESPONDENCE. 

Oorrttpondence of church newt loilciUd Jtl>h 
•M parti of the Brotherhood. Writer* $ name 
and addreti required on every communication 
*i guarantee of good faith. Hejected eotnmuni- 
eationt or manutcript used, net returned. All 
conmur.ieationt for publication fhould bt tcrit 
ten upon One mia+ofthe •'«• t mly. 

Brother Holsinger : — I will writs 

to" a few lines (or iDe (J. F ('.. hop- 
ing they will be interesting to some 
While thinking what to write shoot 
our memory carried us ha> k to tbe 
dnys of our boyhood, when going t 
school at New Vienna, 0., with bo <• 
of our neighbor school mates ; the 
school superintends! b\ brother Jaa 
Quinter, and taught by brut ker Mil- 
ler aud Sister C. A Haa3. There 
brother Landou West and myself, 
room mates at brother Quinter's 
would often kneel at our bedside and 
pray, as we were both young in the 
church. After going to school awhile 
brother Landon took sick, and bad to 
leave school. O, how I missed him ; 
How oft I prayed for him ; He had 
a long and serious spell of Typhoid 
Fever. When school was out I visited 
him often ; when he was almost a 
skeleton. His physician would allow 
him to eat but little ; but be lingered 
along and got well. During his sick- 
ness hia father died with tbe same 
disease. Now brother Landon is a 
worthy Minister in the church. Bis 
influences have been different from 
mine. He lived with a brother la- 
borer and surrounded by the breth- 
ren. I came west, and for some time 
was growing cold, as there was no 
preaching of our order here, and but 
few members. Have no orgaoizi d 
church yet I took the C. F. C. lav 
year, and thanks be to the L^rd, it 
has been a companion to nt It has 
encouraged, and strengthened me in 
Grace. This year I will take th* 
Companion ard J'wux Youth V\ e 
would love for brother Landou and 
otberB to obey tbe injunction of th« 
Savior no re Btrictly, when be Bayi 
po ye therefore and teach nil nations 
We would love to bear bis voice 
again ; and tio believe that Le could 
do much good here to the cause of 
Christ 

Yours in Love, 

C. G Gasman. 

. mm* 

On Reading;. 

Brother Holnnger : — Through tbe 
mercy of our Heavenly Father we 
have again lived to another New 



Aii i therefore we bat • gr> at 
reason, to be thankful to bin that 
watches over us daily. We d >i.'t 
feel ourselves tired of reading yet* 
■ad we wish the Companion t 
tinue. We think it our doty t > read 
' the good news and glad tidings, I 
come before as, supporting the a 
of Christ] And we think where our 
, reading interest la, there our hearta 
I are iaelined to be also. And we 
j don't find anything io worldly ritiogs, 
. ih:it is inclined to draw our minds 
heaven ward. 1 acknowledge that 
we are too ready to pick up the oewa 
of the lay or week. Bat by reading 
j such news, we are not gaining one 
at<p on our way heavenward Breth- 
ren and sisters let us try, as the poet 
says : in the Tilth hymn. 
Thus lot as mill our coarse review. 

( - <r real state to barn ; 
And with redoubled zeal parses 

Ourgruat and chief concern. 

We many times read things in our 

periodicals, that do not correspond 

' with our feelings, but we also can 

J read in tbe scriptures things that we 

know we have not been obedient in, 

j and our feelings are not suited. But 

if we be followers of Christ we must 

Bubdne that self-will, and not think 

'that we must have all to correspond 

with our own feelings. And then 

j when brethren write on different sub- 

i ject3, either tobacco or any other evil 

1 habits we are guilty of, we must sur- 

I render and confess our guilt, and pray 

I to God for help to he relieved from all 

such as is not acceptable in bis sight. 

And now my brethren we have 

: again lived through another year, but 

1 we don't know who or which of us 

j will be here through this year. 

Let ua say with old brother Paul, 
| tbat we all speak the same thing, and 
' that there be no division- among us, 
but that v.-p be perfectly joined to- 
gether in the same mind nod \c the 
same judgment 1 Cor. 1 : 10; This 
alone is enough to convince us all, 
that we are to live lor the help of 
each other's welfare. And for my 
,>ar: I always feel ready and willing 
to bn instructed by the brethren's 
good admonitions, tbat come to us 
through the Companion. 

JA!AS McBhIBS 
Fa::?! Dell, III. 

Brother Henry.- — We have b--e:i a 
constaut reader of the Companion, 
aid it comes a verv welcome messen- 



xh irtaiions anil divine 

instruction to more diligence and per- 

, severance in the work which lies be- 

foio u§; and as each has !j> work, an 
we bars lal faithful 

, to our calling, and try to SOeoUT I 
, one another. I have ofteu been clu 
I >1 by r ading correspondence from 
different pans of the brotherhood, of 
the prog:e.-i- of /.i in, and the eulist- 
Ing of a Id ere for Jesus Christ to 
I work in ids v Ineyard. 

Our church tare in Coventry is a 
pretty large one; meetingetrecj .Sun- 
day; one Sunday 10 tbe Coventry or 
Price's meeting house, and the other 
at LawrcDccville, where brother Isaac 
Price id iu usual attendance, besides 
two other places at school houses. — 
We enjoyed a week's meeting when 
our l<viug brethren Grabill Myers 
and Joseph 11. Hauawalt were with 
us, aud BO fathfully labored among 
us, fur the eucouragement of the peo- 
ple of th • Ljrd, by showing the beau- 
ties of thu heavenly kingdom which 
shall subiue every other kingdom. — 
O, wLat u tower of strength has be 
who has declared that all power is 
vested io him, in heaven aud earth. 
Let us submit ourselves to him, and 
fully put our trust in him, that we 
may, as the apostle John in bis first 
epistle 1st Cbapt., declares that if we 
walk in the light as he is in tbe light, 
even Jesus Christ, there shall be no 
darkness at all, and the blood of Je- 
sus will cleanse us from all sin if we 
make the application on our part by 
obeying hi- commands, and so obey- 
ing a:jd bcieiving on him as the 
scriptures hath said. Of these things 
our brethren have labored to put us 
in remetr. brance, and knowing the 
day of the Lord is coming, tried to 
persuade men to flee the wrath to 
come. We hope that good may re- 
sult, that B line good seed sown may 
spring up to everlasting life. May 
the Lord reward them for their love 
aud iuterest manifested toward us in 
this place !.« my prayer. 

Jacob Connkp. 
Bend Coventry, Pa. 

11 R. Holringek ; Dear Friend : 
— The answer to the Query of P. A. 
Lichty in last week's Companion can 
be found on record in the 15th verse: 
and the third chapter in Genesis. 
J. Lefpleb. 

Myerstovm, Bo. 



44 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Brother Hohinger: — We moved j on his way home. But when I saw 
here from Miami county, Ohio, the ! by brother Grove's account that 
15th of November, and intend to make j he was going to preach in Baltimore 
this our home for some time, if we 
can enjoy ourselves in this wild com 



ruunity. There are bo members of 
our church within forty miles of us, 
so you, bretbi en and sisters, that have 
lived in the same situation, know the 
loss of the privilege of going to meet- 
ing; but by the gra:e of God we will 
try aud live as nearly right as we 
can. Hope and trust when it goes 
well with you, that you will remem- 
ber us here among the unbelievers. — 
We hope, too, that some minister will 
be moved by the spirit of God to come 
to this place and try to start a church 
Jesus says, "Go ye into all the world 
and preach the Gospel to every 
creature." Come, brother minister, 
this is one of the places that the true 
Gospel of Christ has not been heard. 
Fill your calling. This is a good, 
productive country, and easy to farm. 
Any brother that feels it his duty to 
come here and preach can write to 
me, and 1 will give him instructions 
how to get here. My address is 
Independence, Warren county, Ind. 
J. B. Ward. 



he may soon be well again, aud am 
glad the Brethren visited him. I 
often think of the dear brethren and 
sisters in the West, that have so few 
visits from the Brethren aud seldom 
any meeting, aud often feel sorry for 
them. We here, in this neighborhood, 
may well say our lines have fallen in 
pleasant places. We have meeting- 
houses within a few miles, and have 
preaching every Sunday, aud for 
these aud all other blessings we have 
every reason to be thankful. 

Su8.v.\ B Gilt, 
Abbottstown, Pa. 

Conrmaugb Congregation. 

Brother Hohinger : — By your per- 
mission I will give your readers a 
short account of the Conemaugh con- 
gregation, in Cambria couuty, Pa. — 
I shall not, at this time, go back to 
the time when it was first organized. 
— ♦* — j I may, however, in some future time, 

Brother Holsinger: — As it was ' give some account of its progress in 
made known through the Companion earlier days. At the present I will 
that our brother Adam HolliDger, of commence with January first, 18*71, 
Adams county, Pa., was suffering ' at which time we started in with 
from a tumor in his side, the brethren j from two to four huudred members, 

seven preachers, and I think fifteen 



those sisters the relatives lost two 
who were dear to them, the church 
lost two of her members, and as you 
I knew we need not expect him. In I will observe the Companion lost two 
brother D. M. Holsinger's letter he of its regular subscribers, and we 
speaks of Elder George Long, from j firmly believe that all those losses 
whom we were jjlad to bear, but sor- ( put together will not compare with 
ry that be is in delicate health. Hope j with their eternal gain. 



At this time of writing, January 
1st, 1872, we start in with the same 
officers of the church, not knowing 
whether we shall all live to see this 
time another year; but one thing we 
do know, that if we live in the Lord 
we will die in the Lord, and find rest 
j from our labors. 

One thing more and we close. As 

j we. have several meeting houses, and 

I are always ready to open tbem for 

\ the brethren to preach in, and as we 

j have quite a number of people here 

j that we thiDk should belong to the 

j church that do not, we will say that 

suppose some of the ministering 

i brethren come and preach for us a 

week or ten days, and we will board 

J you free of charge and make up a 

purse to help pay you for your time. 

Stephen Hildebrand, 

Mineral Point, Pa. 



and sisters, friends and acquaintances, 
will no doubt be glad to bear from 
him, how he is doing, etc. We were 
to see him a few weeks ago ; found 
him quite sick, his flesh wasted away 
and back laid open. He is obliged 
to lie on his back all the time, and 
has been confined to his bed eleven 
weeks. His bed sores appear worse 
to me than his side, although not so 
dangerous. But I feared it was 
Gangrene and thought he would 
never preach for us again. Mv bus- 



Said church was then, a* 



Qeacons. 
it is now, 

Elder Solomon Beushoff arid Samue 
Brallier. During the year just passed 
there were about twenty added to the 
church by baptism. We had from 
one to four places of meeting every 
Sunday, with four Sunday-schools, 
all supei intended by the Brethren. — 
We built one new meet ng-house du- 
ring the year, and concluded to build 
a communion meeting-house next 



Dear Brother Hohinger : — I will 
hej-e inform you that Jacob Hollinger 
and I arrived home this evening, 
from a short visit ot Love to the out 
skirts of the Big Swatara church, 
Dauphin county, Pa., in the Fishing 
Creek Valley. The brethren go there 
only every 24 weeks. 1 went there 



band was to see him since and found j summer in place of the old one. If 
him a little better, aud yesterday we j we succeed in this we will then have 
beard he was still growiug better. j one large aud three smaller meeting- 

I have been trying to raise a list of j houses. During the year sev*enty- 
gubscribers, and at this late date am 
obliged to send you a smaller list 
than I expected. 

I thought when 1 read brother L. 
J. Grove's letter, how pleasant it is 
to have th« Companion. We hear | 
news that we do not expect. We 
had heard that J. D. Trostle was on 
a visit to Cumberland county, and 
thought he would likely pay us a visit 



under the supervision of j the first of last February, there were 

then only a few members a few miles 
east of that place. 1 was also there 
in the latter part of April. This fall 
they received 4 members by baptism. 
We met with brother Jacob Eshel- 
man of the White Oak church, Pa., 
and also with brother David Etter 
from the above church who helped us 
to labor. We had very fine meet- 
tugs, good turn outs and good atten- 
tion, and I thiuk I have never seen as 
many tears shed in a meeting as were 
last evening. We heard of several 
that said they had made up their 

[ minds to serve the Lord. There was 
an old lady of 75 years that attended 

i our meeting, and she walked home 
last night after meeting, a distance of 

J three miles. On our way home we 

j stopped with sister Margenthal at 
Harrisburg. She would like for 
brother Grabill Myers to stop with 
tbem, aud preach at Harrisburg. She 
says they can get a church (the Beth- 



one cases of sickness aud death were 
within the bounds of the church — 
Some of our friends were called to 
try the realities of the other world. — 
Some of the brethren's children had 
to pass from time to eternity. 1 
think only two of the members of the 
church fell victims to the king of ter- 
rors, namely, sister Agues Dimond, 
and Ann Angus. In the death of 



CHBIBTCAM FAMILY COMPANION. 



4.-. 



cl at any time :) or any other brother 
that caa make it suit to come and 
preach for them, just so tbey can 
have a few days DOtioe. Address 
friend Levi Margentbal, Harrisburg 
Pa. They are easy to be found — 
Just take the street car at the depot, 
ami stay on it till they come to the 
end of their track ; then you are, to 
say, in front of their bouse. My love 
to all From your brother, 

John Brindi.e. 

Brother Henry : — We wish to let 
the brethren and Biatera know that 
we are alive, and have had the satis- 
faction of hearing the Gospel preach- 
ed in it* ancient purity once more. 
Brother David Brower and family 
from South English, Keokik county, 
Iowa, arrived at Albany, Linn county, 
Oregon, on the 1 2th of October. — 
After visiting some of the brethren 
in and around Albany, and being pres- 
ent at two Meetings, they made a vi-- 
it, in company with some ot the Linn 
county brethren, up to Rogue River 
Valley, Jackson county, Oregon, a 
distance of two huudred miles or 
over. Returned to the Linn county 
brethren, on the Ttb of November. 

Ou the 17th, brother and - 
Brower, in company with brother 
David Peebler came over to our 
house, near Sublimity, Marion county, 
aDd bad meeting in our District 
school bouse, on the lStb, and 19tb, of 
November. There was three persons 
immersed, and we believe quite a 
number more was almost persuded to 
be christians. Brother Brower and 
family have gone to Rjgue River to 
make that bis home for the present, 
and we are without a speaker. There 
is a speaker by the name of Peter S. 
Garmon, living in Linn couity, thirty 
miles from here. We need a speaker 
to live with us here. Brethern pray 
for us, pray that tho Lord may send 
us a speaker, that we may have a 
church organized, so that we may at- 
tend to the ordinances of the bouse 
of God David Woskvan; 

Sublimit}/, Oregon. 

Brother Hohinger : — In harmony 
with previous engagements, I left 
home on the 22nd of December last, 
for Fayette county, to bold meetings 
for the brethren in their Meeting 
House, at Fairview. We began our 
meeting on Saturday the 93d,-at l! 
o'clock, and continued it evt :• 
irnr anti putt of the time uario-g the 



day, until Tuesday night, the 2nd of 
January 1872, when we closed at 
Fairview. <>;i Wednesdav, started 
for sister Johnston's near Uniontown, 
where we had an appointment in the 
school bonae, but on account of the 
inciemency of the weather we did not 
attend, no pe-son turning out. I ar- 
rival home safe on Sunday morning, 
at G A. M. the 7th of January, and 
found all well, but only middling well j 

v-elf. May the Lord bless the dear 
brethren and sifters, and friends every j 
where, for their unbounded kindir 

to me while laboring and vwiting 
a nong them. I feel that 1 have during 
my abort visit, added many dear • 
to my circle of friends, whom ! 

1 hope the L^rd will help me never 

irg«t in life. 

While I was away, we had quite a 
serious affair in our little village, the 
circumstances of which are about as 
follows : 

A number of voting folks had col- 
lee: ed in town, and after drinking till 
a little intoxicated, quarreled, when a 
young man, uauied Lowery Kirkiand, 
drew a revolver and shot Simon 
Burket, so he died in less than an 
hour. V B -' K/rkland was prompt- 
lv arrested, ami now comfined in the 
Western Penitin'ary, awaiting bis 
trial, while bis unfortunate victim lies 
asleep in thechurch-yard, not far from 
our nueting hou.-e. 

J. P Heteic. 

Oakland. Pa. 

Ji'-.a Resistance. 

Tu-^ folio *-iug is fro a the columns 
of a local paper published in Mary- 
land. The correspondent is one of 
our contributors. It explains itself. 
We are glad to see our brethren val- 
iently defend the truth, by the sword 
of the spirit, and would be pleased to 

j have copies of all papers containing 

! such correspondence. 

2Jr. Editor .-—May I claim space 
in your columns, by virtue of being a 

I subscriber, to repel a misrepresenta- 
tion occurring in the discourse deliv- 
ered on Thanksgiving day by the 
pastor of the Reformed Church, who 
stepped aside from the broad beaten 
track of generalities to indulge in a 
little special misrepresentation to be- 

1 come f jod for the digestion of unwary 

souls, who mr.y unconsciously de- 

\x it as yea,, aad aiuen, to the det- 

I rimrcf of those' at ^vtn>ta Vr&s borletf 



the invectives of prejudicial hostility. 
With all due deference to the mag- 
nificent attainments in theological 
lore, and the beauties of formalism 
looming up before bis capacious con- 
ception, I feel induced even in my 
humble capacity, to resent wilful as- 
persion and odium nought to be east 
upon those with whom I fraternize in 
the bonds of christian fellowship. — 
Nor would I be characterized an 
apologist for him whose malignity 
was hurled even at my most inve-. 
ate enemy, when savoring so strong- 
ly of misrepresentation. 

The assertion I refer to was, "that 
the Quakers and Tunkers, so called, 
maliciously ignore civil government." 
This I must truly confess, developed 
a new feature in our organic faith 
quite foreign to the views we at least 
profess to entertain — the discharge of 
the broadside salute to the contrary 
notwithstanding, wbich has failed t i 
make even the slightest indentation. 
Feeling fully assured that our most 
holy faith will never be shipwrecked 
upon the shoals of wilful maligniiy 
and unfounded aspers.on, having i o 
foundatiou in fact. If I were to 
throw the veil of commiseration over 
this absurd attempt, I would simply 
suggest, "I wot through ignorance 
ye did it ;'' wbich only gives birth to 
the more suggestive sentiment, that 
"error, woni.ded, writhes in pain and 
dies amir her worshippers." We claim 
as your text so pertly admonishes us, 
to 'render tribute to whom tribute is 
due, honor to whom honor, but espec- 
ially unto God the things that are 
God's," whose superscription and 
laws we profess to have written in 
out minds and enstamped upon our 
hearts, through an active living faith, 
by which we have access into his 
grace wherein we stand and rejoice in 
the hope of the glory of God, having 
the love of God shed abroad in our 
hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is 
given unto us through the holy exer- 
cise of that faith which leads to re- 
j pentence and baptism for the remiss- 
I ion of sins, with a full conception of 
| all the holy benefits be proposes to 
i confer upon us by rendering obedi- 
; ence to his will, in all the fullness of 
j the significance with which be has so 
; wisely ordained it. And at the same 
time we endorse fully Paul's exhorta- 
tion to Timothy, that, first of all, sop- 
I plications, prayers, intercession and 
j giving of thanks be made for all roqn, 
! ror our rufcrs' awi all wbb ffway* "the 



46 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



sceptre of temporal authority over us, 
praying that the Lord may so direct 
and prosper thera in their counsels 
and deliberations that thoy wisely 
rule and administer the affairs per- 
taining to our common nationality, 
that it ma}- redound to the advance- 
ment of the glory of God, the good of 
the Church, the safety, honor and 
welfare of all the people. so that we 
may be enabled to lead quiet and 
peaceable lives in all godliness and 
honesty, looking unto Iliru as the 
great author and finisher of our faith, 
the all-wise and supreme arbiter of 
our eternal destinit-s. 

This is but a portion of our tribute 
we render unto Ca?6ar, because Paul, 
an inspired medium says this is good 
and acceptable in the sight of God 
our Savior. If this, a part of oar 
faith and practice, savors of disloyal- 
ty or infidelity toward ou'- civil gov- 
ernment, I fail to recognize it. — 
"When the word ignore is used in its 
broad, comprehensive sense, as con- 
veyed in this discourse, we must re 
gard it in its lawful an.] technical 
sense. In law a jury ignores a pre- 
sentment, when there is no testimony 
to sustain it ; and in that .-ease I do 
most equivocally ignore, or set aside, 
the charge as prefeiied against us as 
lacking evidence to sustain it. If it 
can be shown where we, as a relig- 
ious body, have failed to sustain any 
legally enacted law pertainiay to our 
eivil government, except in the pecu- 
liar sense of non-voting, (which can 
only be applied in an individual ca- 
pacity); and as the government has 
no compulsory laws, neither our 
church, to that effect. I tail to see 
-nhere the transgression comes in. — 
"Where there is no law there is no 
transgression : which will apply as 
well in a temporal as ia a divine 
sense. 

If we are conscientiously opposed 
to becoming warriors personally, wc 
sustain our fealty to the government 
by paying the equivuleut the laws of 
war demand ; and I am not sure 
there have not been .members of the 
gentleman's own peculiar fraternity 
who were glad of an opportunity to 
avail themselves of the very same 
thiDg, as did many others claiming 
connection with the varions church 
organisations extending over the do- 
arain of civil and religious liberty.— 
A fe*w words in reference to the im- 
tthcatkm, as applitd from t^e lenoVr- 
fog crrtlrty WW "l^nt^r wnwM* te 



close connection with that por 
the subject matter under con.-: 
tion, impeaching our fidelity I 
government. The Quakers and Tu - 
kers, in the eM.imation of the speak -r 
the law, civil aud divine, are not re- 
garded as good citizens ; hence, im- 
possible to be good christians. As 
regards our good citizenship, we sub- 
mit it to the arbiters of the govern- 
ment ; and as to our being fit subjects 
for the kingdom of our Lord and Sa- 
vior Jesus Christ, we submit into the 
hands of the divine Judiciary, whose 
judgments are all done in righteous- 
ness, equity and truth. 

Subscribes. 



Reply te Query in Xamber 
Volume 7. 



50, 



"Repent therefore of this thy wick- 
edness, and pray to God if perhaps 
one thought of thine heart may be for- 
given thee." Simon was not rehap- 
tized, nor would Anaias and Sap- 1 bear " d 7 t hetL. I think the minister 



tween thy seed and her saed ; It 
shall bruive thy head and thou shalt 
bruis* i'.j german it heads 

ow : Uud i-.-h will Feindachaft 
. z.virchen dir und dom weibe 
uud zwischen deinem Samen und 
inro i< Samen ; di rselbe soil dir den 
kopf zfrtreien uud" du whst ihn in 
d'e feree steehen. If J. A. L, has 
so ethiog else in vb*\, let us have 
it. We are not too old to learn, and 
always willing. 

Thomas Gray. 

Brother Hohinger : — I enclose 10 
cents for which you will please send 
a Brethren's Almauac. I am glad 
for any reading or news ottbe church 
as I a oi so far removed from its com- 
panionship. I moved here nearly 
two years ago.from Frederick county, 
Maryland, and since then I have not 
j seen a member of our church. If 
there are auv in the State, I never 



phira have been if their lives had been 
spared, and all their followers may 
be thankful if they escape their doom 
in this life, for "God is not mocked." 
Noah Longankcker. 



Reply to Brother Moser's 4|ucry, 
Volume 7, Number SO, 

This query is of a singular charac 
ter, and should not be disposed of 
without serious reflection ; and it 
that demands immediate attention. — 
My advice in the case is this. Let 
the body of the believers who are ac- 
quainted with the circumstances be 
interrogated at once ; they are no 
doubt betier qualified to decide in the 
case than any other. As for my part 
I can see no impropriety, nor incou- 
sisteucv, in rebaptizing the individual, 
he having been very young, and as 
is confessed, did neither believe nor 
repent. His baptism in my opinion 
is of no more utility than infant 
sprinkling ; therefore my sn-utiinent 
is that which is contained in Acts 
19 : 4. 

Jacob Bahi:. 

Moulioii, Iowa. 

Brother Hohinger : — We find in 
Companion Tol. 8, page 11, the 
query : "Where do we read that the 
seed of the womon shall bruise the 
serpeBts be ad ? I rave not found 



ing brethren forget to travel South. — 
While every one is moving West- 
ward there are none coming South — 
There is no danger of the climate, 
I think, as it is a very healthy 
country here in Georgia. 1 am liv- 
ing about feiur miles from Atlanta, 
. I neur Kirkwood Station, on the Geor- 
gia Rail Road. My Address is 
Drawer 17, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Sarah Hape. 



Brother Henry: — A few days ago 
bro h; r Emanual Goughnour and I 
\>. ere so visit our brother Adam Hol- 
liuger, wiio was sick and in a suffer- 
ing condition for a long time, and at 
hie request I will make a short state- 
ment of the condition in which we 
found him. He is still confined to 
his bed and in a suffering state, at- 
tended with much pain when shifting 
about from one side to another ; but 
from what I could learn I think he is 
some better, aud my opinion is that if 
it is the Lord's will that he will re- 
' cover, but it may require a long time 
■ yet. 

And farther I woiild aayythat the 
family, (that is) his wife and children 
are all well again. I can truly say 
that it made me glad to see them re- 
stored to health. There I also met 
our old and beloved sister Elisabeth 
thoise words as they head in the que- j Peters (Aunt Bet assy she is called 
ry, but in Genesis Srd chapter 15th generally,) quite lively and^ well, 
reVsa, I read wordB similar, where seems, to be wvll contented which fs ft 
the Lord saiti> "And J, wifl pat er\ ,ity igreui ^mog. JbsttPB M\"EJt& 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



< lnir« li I. filing. 
The Brethren of the Montgomery Branch 
of the German Baptist church, Intend build- 
ing a meeting-house, the following Spring 
and Summer. Dimensions i ICbyOOfeet— ■ 
M feel high, with a basement story ','0 by 60, 
B feet sign ; — «iiitrU> planked, with rough 

lining. Will be open for piopnsals for 
buih'ing, until Friday February 18th, 1879 
at which time the letting will bo ronti raed 
Building material furnished on the ground. 
For farther j artleulars address P. Beer 
Scc'y. Decker! Point Indiana county, l*a. 
By order of the Ti ustecs. 

l K BltAI.MEH, 

} MAKK MlNSKR, 

f liBOKOK B. 8l-ICnBR, 

i John W. Spiciikr. 
< Hrkrt Siicukr, 
( Peter Bbbr. 

MARRIED. 

Bv the undersigned Dee. 34th, 1871, at the 
residence of the bride's parents Mr. 8AAC 
DETWILER -»nd sister AMANDA .J 
STRAIT, both of B-dford countx . Pa aim 
on the same dav, Mr. DANIEL REPLOGLE 
and sifter SUSAN STRAYKR, both of Bed- 
ford county Pa. 

8 A Moore 
3y thn undersigned on the 14th of Di Bern- 
ber, 1871, Mr. JOHN NUNAMAKER and 
Btater ESTHER BURKHOLDRR, all of Cum- 
berland county, Pa. 

John Brindle. 
At accident, Alleghany countv. M .. Dee 
S4tfa 1^71. by Josiah Beeghly. ELIAS 
BROWN, from paid Co., to CATHARINE 
SHOEMAKKK.d tighter of i'. t'^r Shoemaker 
Sotne r -et county, Pa. 

Josiah Beeghley. 



DIED. 

We admit no poetry under any ciroumatan- 
tea iu connection w it"h Obituary Notices. e 

■» ish to use nil ulike. and we could not insert 
verse-* wllli all. 

Iutbe Manor Congregation, Md., Decem- 
ber 10th. very suddenly of Pneumonia sister 
ELIZABETH EAKLE, aged 78 years 11 
month and Git days. 8istcr Eakle was a 
member of the church for over 50 years.— 
She lived an humble christian and died In 
the fnll triumph of faith. She bore her af- 
fliction with christian fortitude, walling pa- 
tiently till the Lord called. Pi.oeral service 
by brother Dayid Long, and Joseph Wolf, 
from 1 Thes. 4 : 14, 15. 

A Friend. 

In the Indian Creek brar.oh, Westmore- 
land county. Pa., December 84th 1871, 
MART LAURA, eldest daughter of friend 
William L. and ilster Sarab BEAL ; aged 5 
years 8 months and 38 days. Funeral dis- 
course from Thtss. 4 : 14 

D D. Horner. 
On the 20th of November, Infant son of 
Samuel, and sister Elizabeth MARTIN, aged 
9 days. Also on the UOth of December, JO- 
SEPH ALBERT, son of same parents, aged 
9 years and 18 days. The deceased were 
GraDd children of Eld. J M. Wolf. 

In the Coven" ry branch, Chester con' ty, 
Pa., November 30th. after a few fei urs ill- 
ness. our beloved brother, JAMES ELL1B, 
aged SB yeane. He came to thlB eiU'ttrr 
from Irela" d, when a young man. A w.i » 
very indutfrl to, rrrosj ered in 7ifa, ar.d when 
at an ad'wnicijrl agi' ■was made to balltrye in 

rtnBH^jJrajJ brt^f ttn(! Iitlll 1 rtj^rirV 



lu the bopa of a glorious crown of rverlakt- 
Ing life. 1! tar, and a loving com- 

panion, and deai children, to mourn his Ions 

which we Irnatii hU great gain Funeral 

service liV brethren. John Unislcad and 
Isaac Price, from 9 Timotliy 9 I 7, 8, to a 
.urge concourse of relatives and frieuds. 

Jacob Conner. 

I Vtiilor pltate ajiy. J 
.WDHKW NKAKHOOF, of the. Warrlo's 
M»rk congr gation, died Nov 97th 1171, 
age I in years 1 month an 1 ' lOdays. He was 
a consistent member of the church for It) 
years. He was sick for several weeks, bnt 
he stood his affliction with Christian forti- 
tude and patience. Funeral exercl-t-s by the 
wilier from Matt. '.'4 : 44. "Therefore bo ye 
also ready." 

William EL Quinn. 
In Sandv Creek congregation, Preston 
connty, W. Va. Our old and beloved sister 
IIEP8Y BAH THOMAS, eonort of Kid. Ja- 
cob Thomas. She departed this life on the 
3' th of December, 1871, »ged 78 years 5 
months a. nl 23 days. She wa* a very coiomk- 
tent member for ma y years, much esteem- 
ed hy all her friends and neighbors. She 
leaves a sorrowful husband, hut not to 
mourn as those that, have no hope Funeral 
I -course from Rev. 14 : 13, by the writer to 
i large end attentive congregation 

M. J Thomas. 
VitUor, please copy. 
Died in the Waterloo congregation Bl -ck 
Hawk ontity, Iowa December the 21st 1871, 
EMMA dan liter of brother Joseph and sis- 
ter Mary 8 \Y LOR. aged 4 years 4 month and 
34 days. Funeral terviccs by the writer and 
others from John 14. h chatter (I,3a3) 
versus. Jacob A. Murray. 

In the Waterloo congregation. Black Hawk 
county Iowa, December 14th 1871, WILLIE, 
Bon of brother Jo eph and si6ter Mary BAY- 
LOR ased 7 years 11 months 6 days. Funer- 
al services by the writer, and others from 3 
Samual 13: S3. Jacob A. Murray 

On Tuesday evening December 12th, 1871, 
between the houi I of 7 & 8 o'clock, our neph- 
ew, and well reepected physician J. A. MIL- 
LER, of Westmoreland county Pa. It can 
tr'ily be said, - 'Iu the midst of lite we a e in 
death." The sad news concerning Dr. Mil- 
ler caused general mourning aud lamenta- 
tion among the people of the borough of L'g- 
onier, where he was practicing. Hi« fiiends 
and relations could hardly realize it, nor 
sympathize enough with his parents as he was 
the onlyone left out of four. Disease Diph- 
theria. In the short time of six days, the 
monster death had accomplished his work 
although tbere were four physicians in at- 
tendance. This will ageiu spe<k to us, '-Be 
ye also ready j for in such an hour as yo 
think uot, death may come." 

D. D. Horner. 
Within the hounds of Spring Run congre- 
gation, Mifflin county. Pa., JOSEPH H , son 
of brother lieorge and sister Elizabeth MA- 
GILL, aged 8 \ears h months and 15 days. 

Text ;— Revelation 2 i 12th verse. Funer- 
al occasiou Imp ovtd by the brethren. — 
Hymns 5 S 7 and 974 weie sung. 

This Is the flrbt death In the family of out 
brother aud si ter. They had 18 children. 
Josie ied of Typhoid Fever, and an older 
one was tick, with the same at the time of his 
death 

An old maxim runs thus. "Th« old must 
dl«, but the young nruy die, " and we s«t thu 
truthtutness of ths tfaytqg verified in '-he 
at)' ve iuDtance, as vA»fJ ^s 0{<!jj rjiftoy pcra- 
sWnv. 

feoltftatnrWi tfuTiftrgtfrt 



r 1ST or MONEYS KKti:i\ u. • 

1 j BUBSCRIFTIOtr, UOOKH, etc. 



i »* 

1 r.o 
1 60 
3 00 
SO* 
1 50 
i U 
1 50 
1 50 
800 
3 10 



A P. Dills, 1 | 

D, An* her. nan, A '. 
Win. p. Nice, I I 
J II. R .berip, | j 
U B Krewbak r 3 I 
L S. Snyder, 
8us«Doah Miller 1 
Jobn D. Bare, 
Solornan Sloner, fl 
Francis Amen. 3 
A. Crumpackcr, 1 



» li 



O. W. M 
(' Ko\er, 
( J Showalter, 
F M Miller, 
WJ II Bauman, 
.I..-. |ih Rupert. 
E las Younkln- 
Peter Sipe, 
J. B Ward, 
Isaac Miller, 
J. C Ulrry 
J. Hildeb'and, 
BamMStlne, 

: Brown, 
D R. Stutzman, 1 «0 
Isaac Bartow, 9 40 
S I). Beachly, 1 10 
Bent. Bcushoff, 13 00 
J. H.8taikey, 2 0« 
I' ('■ I.-hman, 3 «0 I Geo. Meyers, 
J R. Eleub'rm 1 W> .Tno M. Moblcr, 4 
Mar A Kirkuey 1 5S 
w.N. Clemmer 12 75 
Daniel Hays. 6 74 

1 50 

5 00 
15 00 

1 60 

3 00 

500 

300 



16 59 E J Meyers, 
1500 David K-hleman 
Jacob <;. Finkle 
Jsaac Hnfford, 
n OrayMU 
Wrn. Tsggert, 
M. O. Keron, 
David Bnwr«, 



J. Keim, 
Be J. Klory, 
J nas Pi ice, 
John Mohler, 
J. L. Kuns, 
Dan'l Brower, 
J C.Wolf, 
Jonathan Moser 

(perhaps) 6 00 
John Spindler, n 35 
J. Fltzawater, 3 00 
David Merril, 4 00 
F. M. Hobbs, 1 «o 
R H Sheckells, 1 70 
C M. Garber, 18 00 
Adam Brown, 

E. L. Yoder, 

F. Mtvers, 
Geo Flack, 
8 Brubaker, 
Reb. Wsmp'er, 
John Hollinger, 5 25 
Christ. Brookena 1 50 
D. Workman 
H W Shank, 
J. Schriv i 
C. Sheller. 
Abe: Findley, 
KHz Kes6ler, 
Jos Mlshler, 
.1. M. Whltmor, a 00 

i D. F. Eble. I 6# 

, Sam'l. F. B-hm 1 75 
i J. H. Gotwals, 1 50 

T. B. Wenrlck, 
j Jacob FoutE, 

J. J. Jobn, 

J. CM Her. 
'. L«ah Rep ogle, 

H. P. Stickler. 
I A E. Bonesteel 
■ A. S. Beerv, 
; Sau-lUlrlch, 

J Wlneland, 

I). Heckinan 
1 A B. Walllck, 
I 1 . Eckerle 

L H DIckry, 



1 50 
200 

3 50 
300 
1 50 

4 50 



1 00 
1 50 
3M 
150 
1 50 



S3 
i 80 
4 3o 
1 50 
300 
12 10 
700 

1 50 
200 
9 10 

76 

2 73 
00 

21 it) 
E Zimmerman, 1 50 

. John Fitz, 

j V C. Fisher, 

j Abram Hock, 

I A^ron Cripe, 

j B C Bashovn, 
f t Foil'-sanger, 



J. Y. Klug 
Usae Pry, 
Jacob Barrick, 
Joseph Kleppcr 
Dr. A Pearson. 
John Harley, 
R. Arnold, 
Jacob Scott. 
E W. 8 oner. 
J. Harsbman, 1 i 
Levi Hardman 5 
A.S.Chamberlin fi 
J. S. Harley, 8 
Margaret Autel- 

berger, 1 
Eph. Llchty, 1 
Anthony Daily, 1 
P. A Holtz, 1 

Jacob I Good, 1 
E. Plank, I 

J.L. Switser, 11 
Daniel H. Klein, 1 
P. Brewbaker, 5 
James McBrlde, 2 

C. Sh'll.r, 1 
Sitn'l. F. He! 

6 00 j K. Folkenu, 1 

1 3 A.J.Elder, 

Daniel Summey 
D C. Vroman, 1 
Ma'»arctGehr, 1 

D. Shaffer, 1 
IssaaFry, 7 
Sns. P. RoheiU 4 
t A. Moore, 52 
8u-an Martin, 1 
A J. Sttrliag, 7 
Daniel Wolf, 18 
M. Harlev, 1 
A. H. Pike, 1 
W. McWhorter, 4 
Thamas Msjor, 1 
Isaac B.Hcdding 3 
K. Heckman 
Henry Gaiber, 
J. E. Guagey, 
Henrv Herr.Sr. 1 
Jane Marquis, 
J'sse Srdle-s, 
J D.GrOfsinlckle 
Silas Thomas, 
8. Brlllinger, 

G 73 Hitnry Koontz, 
5 04 . E. L. Yoder. 
5 00 « K. CoMen, 
dl) B. CMnsser, 
3 50 >f. Barafear, 
3 I ft o W. Grove. 



B HftTsbbarKKir, 1 S$ fleoben M . 
Nath. WilsMW 1 6" AJleD BoWBJ, 

W KV F^ r3t>Tt*ttfiT Stem, 



48 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



The Finkle & Lyon Netting Ma- 
chine, with Drop Feed, now Take-up, ne,w 
Ilemmer, Ac, is now offere.i to agents on 
more liberal terms. Also, Second-hand Ma 
chines taken in exchange, or the new im 
provements applied. 

Every Machiue is warranted Foist Class, 
and If the purchaser does not so regard it af- 
ter a fair trial, he can return It] and money 
refunded. 

N. B. Wanted traveling az-'nt* to visit 
each town, distributing circulars. • xplainine 
the improvements, etc., etc., who fan make 
$300 per month. Address LYON'S MUTU 
AL 8. M. Co. 

A Card. 

Drs. D. Fahrney & 8on, Uroscopian Phys- 
icians, continue the practice of Medicine at 
the old stand, near Boonsboro, Md. They 
treat all for ins of Chronic Diseases with mar- 
ked success Can be addressed x>y letter, and 
they can send medicine to any ptrt of the 
United States, wherever there i» an express 
office. Past office address, Boonsboro, Wash- 
ington Cou-.ty, Md. 

7-10- 1 yr. pd. 

1780 1870' 

ARE YOU AFFLICTED OR SICK ? 

Use Dr. Fahraey's Blood Cleans* 

er or Panacea. 

An Alterative and Catharic, ^r Tonic and- 
Purge combined, for diseases >rif-mg from 
bad blood ; such as Costlvener Dyspepsia 
Sick Headache, Liver Complai' ' Jaundice, 
Erysipelas, Worms, Chills and FTevar. Scrof 
ula, Pimple*, Tetter, <fec. Try lx 

Established 178 in package frtrm. Estab 
lished nearly 20 years ago in liq'ild form 
which was brought to its present state of 
preservation and perfection son:; 1 years later, 
by Dr. P. F ihrney, Chicago, U'.'r,, vho con 
ducts the trade west of Ohio. Ore-it reputa- 
tion ! Many Testimonials ! Ask for that 
prepared at Waynesboro, Pa., arH Chicago, 
Ill's. Bewfe of imitations. Genuine re- 
tails at $1.35 per bottle. Druggists and 
Medicine dealers sell it. 

Dr. P. Fahrney's "Health Mtstenaer" elves 
the history and t ses of theBt.oon Cl6as8>!R 
testimonials, am* other information, sent 
free of charge. Address 

Dr. P. Fahrney's Bros. AC© 

*VAYTrF««*'VRO 




Pa 



GREAT EXCITEMENT! 
J. N. FICHTNER, 
of Berlin, Pa., has caused a great excite- 
ment In the County by bringing into onr 
midst the very ponnlar an* far-famed WEED 
(F. F.) 8EWTNG MACHINE. All who 
Lave tried it give this as their decision : 
"The Weed runs lighter, has less gearing, 
is more easily managed, and takes less time 
to understand It than any other machine now 
In the county." 

The WEED has no cog-wheel ^. n spring 
or compound levers, and Is 8 !d «t prices 
ranging: from 1 60 to $150. Bach machine 
is furnished with a tucker, qullter, baster 6 
hemmers, leller, eorder, ruffle:, frlnger, 
braider, and a self-sewer, gniti-. 

Satisfacti.-n GUARANTEED. 

Gallon or address, 

.T. N. FICHTTOR. 
7-47-8C-' BERLil,', PA- 

Office in Donnersnen- bnllril g. 



For Sate at this Ofitct. 

rise Emphatic tHnglntt ; Or, Tie- Ken 
Testament lu Greek nix! English. Containing the 

Original Greek Text of tbn Sew Te«iament with 
[utertiqearr Word-for-word English Translation 
A work lor Btndents iu Theo'.ogv. and S. y 
Teachers. By Benjamin Wilsox. Price. $4. 

Hisiui-Knok for Itoiue Improvcini it! 

comprising ,L How to Write," " How to Talk 

'■ How to Behave." and " Hoiv to do Bii»iie - • " 

oijc vol., $i.2J. IndispengnNe. 
Life at Home; or the family and Us 

Member*.— Including Hnshandt and Wives. Fv.. 

entn. Children. Brothers, Sister*; Employer* and 

Employed. The Altar in t"h<> iicme, *..<;. ' :.\ 

Win. Aikniau. r ; i_!> • 

»Jan Jn fiene*i» and in GooJo^y ; 

lsiu!ie«l Account of Man's Creation tested 
cntific Ttieeriea of hi* Origin and Antiqi 
J. P. TuoMeaoN, Fancy < loth. 

How to sr.oad fharacicr, A u?w Tllnttra- 
lad Hand-booh of Phrenology and Physhi 
for Htndenl ! and Examines, with a Chart 

i - the ulsse* of the different Oigta* o t ' ;!,, 
Brain, in tie Delineation o' (Jhnracter, with | 
wards of 17" Engravings. MosIIn, $1.28. 

Wedlock ; or. the Right Relations of the Sexes 
1 _ the Laws of Conjugal Selection, an. 

nhowing who raav and who may iot iu :rrv. By f- 
R. W Bliflf. i# . t 

f>ratorj —Sacred and Secular ; • r, the Bx 

te'mporaneou! Si ■akcr. With Chairman's Gaidi 
for conducting Public Meetings »c :or ing to th> 
l>«3t PsfrffcimeutSry form*. Bv W. PiTTE UES, $1.» 
Exop's Fables. The People's Pictorial Edition 
Beautifully Illustrated -.-lih nearly Sixty : 
io^a. 0Sotk. gilt, beveled boards. ' Oa'y 41. 

The Hlghi Word !n the Rtg/bt PJ»« c. 

A New Poc*e1 Dictionary and Bet 

cin« iynoi yam, Tech ileal '1 an . ■ 
Stions, Foreign T'hra^en. Writing tor the 
Punctuation. Proof Heading, sn<: •;•: 
Information. Cloth. 73 cow*. 

Any pf !ha above ?ei;f hy mail, postpaid, on »* 
eiot el yrice. 

The Phrenological Journal, an 

illustrate-i, First-class Family Magazine, 
deroted to the '8cience of Man" Subscrip- 
tion nrice, $8,00 a year. By a special ar- 
rangement we are enabled to offer the 
Phrtnclo^cal Journal and Chritt'an Fam- 
ily Companion together for $3,50 or with 
the Pinu* Youth for, $3 00. we commend 
the Jrwnal to all who want a good Family 
Magjaz Ine. and who don't! 

New Hymn Books. 

PLAIN SHEEP BINDING. 



One copy, post paid, 
12 copies, post paid, 



0.T5 
8.50 



PLAIN ARABESQUE BINDING. 

One copy, post paid, 
19 copies, post paid, 

Turkey Morocco.. 

One copy, post paid, 
Pe' dozen, 

German and English Plain Sheep 

One copy, post pain, 1.00 

Per dozen 

Tcrket Morocco 

One copy, post paid- 
Per dozen ** " 



0.75 
8.60 



1 00 
1125 



10.8 



Qbb. k End. 

1.25 
11 SO 



Christian Harp, contaning 
128 page* of choice hymns 6et to music in 
character notes. Price per single copy, post 
paid 85 cents. *3.00 per dosen. 

Bevlned New Testament. 

OCTAVO PICA HDITIOS. 

Plain t'loib Binding, post paid, $2.00 

8hoep gtronp Binding, post paid, 2.50 

18 MO. EDITION. 

Plain CloU) Binding, post paid, tl-00 

8heep Strong Binding, 1.25 

32 VC, St^DAT SCKOOL BCITIOH. 25 

Tl-eSdnjr'iKiflnfd King. — A new 
singing t'ooi. set In character notes. 144 oc- 
-8Vo pages, bo dp. New and old 

inrev Price 60 cents. JO. 00 per dozen. 
LcKPit^roN Volunie S.bonnd post paid, #2.7 
Reserved at the office, 2.25 
•s THKOi*ftT, Post Pair!, 1.45 

" Wisdom & f ct,h of God Pofi Paid 1.40 
Brethren's Ekcvcloprdta. $1.70 
Treatise on Trine iHnnenion B. F. Moo- 
nra' t repaid, .75 

Donate on Immersioi Qi .- A Snyder, 

le copy, post paid. .75 

; eoi es. bj Express. 7.00 

nunioii. 8. Kinsey, post paid, .45 

B'-CTiif Pocket Concordance, -60 

<4eiii an ifc English Testament!, .75 

JeBk*RS* Vesl-Pocfcet Lexicon 

EhiglUl 1 ictionary of all except familivr 
'-. omitting what everybody knows, and 
ontaining what everybody wants to know. 
Price 75 cents, postpaid. 

Certificates &c. 

MarriagcCtrtlflcate, per loz., post paid, 0,30, 

JUHTIFICA1E8 ^t MtiiEFRSHIP. Per UOZ, O.SO 

i KACT8 — Kkligiocs dialogue, 13 pages 

I Svecents sinsrle copy: thirty cents a doz. 

All orderB should be accompanied with tho 

money and the name of peison, post-office, 

county and State written in unmistakable 

letters, and addressed to, 

H. R. HOLSlNOBR. 

Dalb Citt, Pa. 



THE 



I^OXES POISONED.-- Fu 1 li ■ cti,-,,» in | 
a Gppy.-tete Bonk for 5jij ! , ,0 

J.T'. MOX1/EYV C/w3S£r/, Mltn'. 7-WSait* \ f 



&r *doicn j 



PT.AIN StNOLE OEB.MAK. 



rap 



Christian Family Companion. 

Is published eyery Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
by Henr? P.. Holsinger, who is a member of 
*,he Chnrch of the Brethren, sometimes known 
by the name of "German Baptists," and 
vulgarly or maliciously called " Dunkard*." 

The design of the work is to advocate truth , 
expose ep-or, and encourage the trac Christian 
on his wav to Zion. 

It assnweg that the New Testament is the 
Will of God, and that no one can have the 
promise o*' salvation without observing all iu 
rtquirement* ; that among these are Faith, Re 
pentance, Prayer, Bsptism by trine Immer 
sioc, Feet Washing, the Lord's Supper, the 
Iclyrormnunion, Charity, Non-conformity to 
tot. worid- sud a full resignation to the whole 
Til! o' God s- b<i has revealed I* th-ough hi» 
SOD 3 -irist. 

8o muct tfthe alfnlrs ot this world as may 
ue thoughl t ecessary to tne proper observance 
of the sign' oi the times, cr sue as may tend 
m the motbl, mental, or | yslca] benOut o! 
the Cbasiii -.i, w be published, thnS remov- 
ng all occa .ion for coming into contact « 
the so csile<' Literary or Political jou/nals. 

Subscript; 3ns may rtegic at a*.y lime. 

For finh r paniculafs send for a 6oecimen 

,- .1 -. ■ • , .... n, . 

_.. - "N '-R, 

b±~» UJTVt(Ctt*»ir>bi Co«< Ff. 



BY H. R. HOL8INGER. " Whoso>VL>r loyeth me koepeth my commandment*"— Jmflu*. At S1.50 Por Annum 

Volume VIII. DALE CITY, PA, TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 1872. Number 1 



For tho Companion. 
Martha. 

Bethany, and the Mount ot Olives, are noted 
in Scripture as being the Savior's resting places ; 
and also, as the place of his assension. At 
Bethany, his disciples saw him for the last time. 
There he lifted his hands and blessed them. 
And in this, his last act upon earth, he was 
parted from them, and carried up into Heaven. 

Amid the shades of Olives, he often rested 
his weary body, and Irom there, when his work 
was finished, he entered into Heavenly rest. 

Bethany and Olivet was a favorite retreat 
during his ministry in Judea. "In the day time 
he was teaching in the temple ; and at night 
he went out and abode in the mount that is called 
the Mount of Olives." Leaving the traffic and tur- 
moil of Jerusalem ; and the crowds that fill the 
courts of the temple, and pressed upon him. 
Some to hear the words of life, and others en- 
deavoring to catch something out ot his mouth 
that they might accuse him, and still others 
forced their way near him that they might be 
healed of infirmities — leaving all this tumult, 
at the close of the day, he wends his way to 
the quiet village of Bethany at the slope of the 
Mount of Olives. Thou Bethany art not least 
among the cities of Judah ; for in thee Imman- 
uel oft times found shelter. 

At Bethany, Jesus was always certain of re- 
pose and welcome ; for there dwelt the family 
who loved him, and whom he loved. There 
loving, busy Martha was ever ready to serve 
him. There he would meet his friend Lazarus, 
and Mary, whose great joy it was to sit at his 
feet and hear his words. 

There is not very much recorded in scripture 
concerning the little family at Bethany ; but 
what is, brings them so distinctly to view — so 
marks their characters, that we seem to know 
them. Martha seems to have been eldest, she 
was as the housekeeper. Martha recieved him 
into her house. She bears the distinction of be- 
ing one «v'i .m Je*us loved Th rre are only two 
others, besides this family, who are thus men- 
tioned — the beloved disciple and the young 



ruler. There must have been some congenial- 
ity of nature — some unison of feeling between 
this lamily and Jesus, that united them in closer 
bonds of friendship than the other persons that 
were daily with the Savior. There must also 
have been something peculiarly loveable about 
this family, that caused the Savior to bestow 
upon them his special aft'ction, and often hon- 
ored them by his presence in their home. 

On one occasion, when her Lord visited them, 
Martha loses the calmness of her spirit, and is 
cumbered about much serving; and complains 
to Jesus that her sister had left her to serve alone;' 
She appears to have been a little jealous of Ma- 
ry, she says : "Lord doest thou not care that my 
sister has left me to serve alone 1 bid her ther e- 
fore that she help me. ' Her words are such as 
we would use in speaking to a familiar friend, 
and show how intimate the intercourse was be- 
tween this family and Jesus. The Savior an- 
swers her ; "Martha, Martha, thou art careful, 
and troubled about many things ; but one thing 
is needful. ' While Mary was feeding her soul, 
laying up store for future use, Martha was anx- 
ious about the meal she was preparing for the 
Master. Her intentions seemed good and yet 
the Lord reproved her. It is not probable that 
the meal she was preparing was much like we 
often see on tables at the present day. No 
doubt it was very simple in comparison. The 
Marthas of our day could not offer so pood an 
excuse for being cumbered as she could have 
done : for certainly the exalted character of her 
guest was some excuse for her. How different 
is a modern meal from that which Abraham set 
before the three angels. That consisted of bread, 
meat, butter, and milk. It would make quite a 
list to enumerate the different dishes of u mod- 
ern meal. "To serve tables" s; n > m* now, to be 
the life-work of many women, and lik^ Martha 
of old, they grow anxious and cumbered about it. 
Constantly laboring for the b to 

to feed the soul. That r[ v snx- 

ions was* only temporal ; bu f the food that many 
Mary was recieving from the Savior she would 
but for the glory of God." The symptoms of 



50 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



carry with her into the eternal world. Such 
food is worth being anxious about, and laboring 
for. From the last mention made of Martha, 
we suppose that after this occasion she needed no 
more reproof for being cumbered ; but that she 
more earnestly sought that good part. 



tered those last words ! But directly it flickers 
and almost dies when she remembers that Laz- 
arus had been in his grave tour days already. 
She seems hardly to have understood the answer 
Jesus made ; but confesses that she believes he 
is the Christ. And believing that, — she knows 



The sisters apperaed to have had the most en- j whatever he says is true, though she cannot com- 



tire confidence in the Master's love for them. 
When Lazarus falls sick Jesus is far away at 
Bethabara, beyond Jordon. They doubtless very 
much wished that Jesus was then minister- 
ing in Jerusalem, that he might come out and 
heal their brother. 

At last they dispatched a messenger to Beth- 
abara, bearing a message full of hope and trust ; 
u Lord behold he whom thou lovest is sick." 
We hardly think Martha worded that message, 
She would have been more likely to have made 
a direct appeal, and said : "Lord come to us, we 
are in trouble, come heal our brother." It is 
such a message, as we would expect Mary to 
send. We imagine Martha proposed to send to 
Jesus, and Mary gave the message to be deliver- 
ed. The message shows how certain they were 
that Jesus loved them all. They believed that 
it was only necessary to inform him of their 
brother's illness, and he would come to them : or 



prehend it. Here is true scriptural faith. No 
caviling because she cannot understand ; but 
with child-like simplicity she accepts his words 
as true. The scriptures appeal much more to 
our faith than to our understanding. There is 
really no more mystery in the word of God, 
than there is in the book of nature. But seeing 
the latter with the natural eye we believe it all 
without reasoning about it. But, because spir- 
itual things cannot be seen with the natural eye, 
great minds lay hold of the Bible, and wonder 
"how can these things be !" and reason upon it 
until they disbelieve. Martha being blessed 
with woman's simple faith believed Jesus though 
she could not understand how one that lived and 
believed in him should never die. Lazarus was 
dead and he had believed. That was enough 
to cause her to doubt. 

Presently when Jesus asks for Mary she re- 
turns and brings her sister. Mary's first words 



heal him while far away, as he had done others. ! are exactly the same as her sister's, but she falls 



us 
he 



How they must have watched and longed for 
his appearance as the days wore on, and Laza- 
rus still grew worse. Perhaps the messenger 
returned and told them he had seen Jesus, but 
did not know whither he would come, but that 
he had said : 'This sickness is not unto death/' 
Lazarus's disease etill increases. They see that 
he will die ; but still they watch, and wait, hop- 
ing that he will come yet. 

What a test of their faith. How many of 
would have said : "I cannot believe that 
loves us, or he would coin* 5 wh^n we at*" in 
much trouble." 

Still Jesus tarries, and finally Lazarus dies. 
They no doubt wonder why he did not ccme. 
but they love, and believe in him still. When 
he does come Martha hastens to meet him, cer- 
tain of receiving his sympathy. There is a 
shade of reproach in her first words on meeting 
him. "Lord if thou hadst been here my broth- 
er had not died. But I know, that even now, 
whatsoever thou wilt ask of Gcd, God will give 
it thee," How her faith glowed when she ut- 



weeping at Jesus' feet. And when the Lord 
sees her weeping he weeps with her : "Jesus 
wept." How simply, without comment, the apos- 
tle states the fact that our Savior wept with those 
who weep. And how much comfort there is in 
those two words : "Jesus wept." At the grave 
of his friend he wept. Oh ! mourner restrain 
not your tears, thinking it sinful to mourn for 
the dead, Jesus wept, and he sympathizes with 
you, as he did with Mary, and Martha : "For 
we have not a high priest that cannot be touch- 
soled with the feeling of our infirmities," 

Wheu Jesus commands the stone to be taken 
away from the grave. Martha, supposing he wish- 
ed to s^e the body of his friend says : "Lord by 
this time he is offensive ; for he hath been dead 
four days." These words show that she did not 
understand Jesus when he spoke of the resurrec- 
tion of her brother. w Said I not unto thee, that 
if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the 
glory of God ?" She makes no reply, but she 
did see the glory 7 and power of God in the ress 
urrection of her brother. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILYCOMPANION. 



.,1 



During the last week of our Savior's ministry 
w-> tirnl him again at Bethany : '-And there," in 
the house of Simon the leper, "they made him a 
supper, and Mnrtha served." But this time she 
does not appear to be cumbered. She had pass- 
ed through the deep waters, since the first least, 
and looked into the gloomy depths of her broth- 
er's tomb. She had realized, that "but one 
thing is needful." She serves, as was her duty 
to do, but she does it with patient calmness, and 
thus furnishes all her sisters, who are cumbered 
as she had been, with an example worthy of im- 
itation. Neither does she complain of her sis-s 
ter. When others find fault of Mary, for waste- 
ing the precious ointment, her voice is not heard 
against her. 

This is the last mention we have of Martha. 
Her name is not found among the women men- 
tioned who followed Jesus to Calvary ; or that 
went, on the first day of the week, to anoint his 
body. But we think : "and other women," may 
include her. We hope we have studied the char- 
acter of Martha, not without profit, but that we 
will all be more diligent in seeking "that good 
part which shall not be taken away from us." 

E. Williams. 

For the Companion. 
The Path. 
Jesus Faith u8t6h«n, I am the way, the truth, ami the 
and no one cometh to the Father but by me." John 
14: 

Job speaks of a path which no fowl knoweth ; 
the vulture's eye hath not seen it ; man know- 
eth not the price thereof, neither is it found in 
the land of the living. The depth saith it is not 
in me ; the sea saith it is not in me. "It can- 
not be gotten for gold ; it cannot be valued with 
the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx or 
sapphire." "Whence then cometh wisdom ? and 
where is the place of understanding ? Seeing 
it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept 
close from the fowls of the air. Destruction and 
death say, we have heard the fame there* 
f * * # q oc i understandeth the way there* 
of ; for he looketh to the ends of the earth he 
seeth under the whole heaven." See Job 28. 

God in his wisdom had prepared "a rath" in 
which he would be glorified. It was at this 
time yet unseen, but seems to have been some- 
what known to the spirit of darkness. This 
path is light ; and the light is a terror to dark* 



ness, because it comprehendeth not the light. 
The path is wisdom, not the wisdom of this 
world, but "the fear of the Lord is that wisdom, 
and to depart from evil is understanding." Job 
28 : 28. 

This path is no more kept unknown in the 
world. In the fullness of time God brought it 
into light — "a light to lighten the Gentiles antl 
the glory of my people Israel." Luke 2 : 32. 
The path can be found in the New Testament 
only ; it is Jesus Christ himself revealed to man ; 
"who of God is made unto us wisdom, and right- 
eousness, and sanctitication, and redemption." 
I Cor. 1 : :}(). No wonder Job, in his prophet- 
ic language said of the path, that it is invalua- 
ble : there is nothing in the world can compare 
with it ; "it passeth knowledge," (Kph. 3 : 19.) 
and "all understanding" (Philippians I : 7). 
And oh, what a consolation to us ! we can have 
it "without money and without price." "If any 
of you lack wisdom let him ask of God, that 
giveth liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall 
be given him. But let him ask in faith, noth- 
ing doubting," James 1 : 5. Jesus saith, "Ask. 
and it shall be given you ; seek, and ye shall 
find ; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." 
Matth. 7:7. Who will not be wise ? Are we 
not in a dangerous position while we stand out- 
side the path ? The door is open day and night 
and Jesus is inviting you by his word and the 
church — "The spirit and the Bride." Oh, what 
benighted creatures, who are groping their way 
through this dark world as though there was no 
light to be found, while so beautiful a path is 
near by. In the path are many steps which the 
christian must take heed to ; "for even hereun- 
to were ye called, because Christ also suffered 
for us, an example that ye should follow in his 
steps." Peter 2 : 21. The path though incom- 
prehensible in its nature, is illuminated with the 
glory of the Most High, strewed with the best 
gifts of Heaven's store, upon which the soul 
may feast aud be joyful ; yet we find by the way 
some rugged cliff", bearing thorns and briars 
and fierce lions lie in wail I > devour us. B 
harm ; fur "who is he that wiil hsrtnyou if ye be follow - 
which isgoodT" I Peter 3: 13. pome dearyoungnilgriui?. let ui« 
entreat you. when you meel those frightful objects turn 
Bwsy from them ; don't be frightened : b 
jions will flee from Dofore you ; and ifthay do t< ir the ' ! -li. 
it will heal a^uiti ; au<l by and by the path will become ui r ■ 
smooth ; aud tho enemy will not bo w> fierce, and soon v ■ 
be ablo to shout Glory to God who giveth us the victory through 
our Lord — the pith. MaktRow 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Foi the Companion 
What I Know About Preachiug. 
X umber 8. 

In Companion Volume 7, page 
645, there is an article, written by oc- 
casional, headed, "How to have good 
Meetings," which I do not, and can 
not altogether endorse, from the fact 
that he conveys the idea that one 
speaker should do all the work. This 
may do very well for those that like 
to be beard speak, but we have not so 
learned Christ. But again, he thinks 
that the speaker should select his 
text one week before, and study it in 
all its bearings, and if there is any 
thing in it that he does not under- 
stand he should refer to commenta- 
ries, from which I infer that he thinks 
that the brethren are all very rich, 
and have nothing to do but study 
and preach. In this he is mistaken, 
for I wish him to know that there 
are brethren in the ministry ,that have 
large families to support by their own 
labor, and have no commentary to 
/efer to. They must work hard from 
Tuesday morning until Friday night, 
and then on Saturday morning start 
aud travel ten fifteen, or perhaps 
twenty miles to preach, and that not 
in a buggy but on foot as a general 
thing, and '/reach three sermons and 
get hone on Monday evening, tired 
ami worn out, ready to go to work on 
Tuesday morning. Xow under cir- 
cumstances of this kind, how are we 
to foliow the counsel of Occasional. 
His counsel will do very well to tick- 
le the ear and the fancy, but I had 
rather have onr speakers enter into 
their closet aud ihen go to the House 
of God, and let Occasional and all 
those that complain of poor meetings, 
and profess to love the Lord, do as 
Aaron and Hur did with Moses, hold 
up their hands by their regular atten- 
dance and their earnest prayers to 
God, in behalf of their poor servants. 
Perhaps we would have better Meet- 
ings and Ies3 complaints. Brethren 
pray for us. 

Mark Minser. 

Decker's Point, Pa. 



For the Companion. 
The Lord's Prayer. 

lu volume T, page 748, of Com- 
panion, brother Henry Spicher inter- 
rogates : " Would it not be more ap- 
propriate in repeating the Lord's 
Prayer, to biy 'thy kingdom has 
come, may thy will be done on 



earth ' "? In answer to this we say 
not, — for two reasons : 1st, We (lis- 1 
cover Christ was speakiDg of God's ! 
kingdom, not his, or the kingdom of 
grace. 2d. We think God's kingdom 
is triumphant in the future, and is 
there to be enjoyed and possessed by 
the saints, not here on earth. " Then I 
shall the King say unto them on his 
right hand, come, ye blessed of my | 
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared ! 
for you from the foundation of the 
world." Matt. xxv. 24. Notice after 
the separation of saint and sinner ; the 
kingdom was delivered for a posses- 
sion, the coining of which we are to 
pray for, saying, thy kingdom come. 
We claim a difference between God's 
and Christ's kingdom, Christ's king- 
dom consists of Himself as king, the 
world his teritory, the disciples his 
subjects ; His commandments his rule 
of government. God's kingdom will be 
in the New Jerusalem, an everlasting 
life. 

However, we discover no inconsis- 
tencey, in praying thy kingdom come, 
if Christ meant his kingdom on earth, 
for his kingdom is continuously com- 
ing; and being extended, by men re- 
penting, and being baptized. 

Daniel Whitmer. 

SoitlJi Bend, Ind. 



"Ageut" lor the Companion. 

This is something which not every 
one has the pleasure of being. It is 
quite a pleasure to go around and 
call upOD brethren and friends, and 
solicit subscriptions to the C. F. C 
and hear their different arguments 
presented. Brother A. says : Well, 
I like the Companion, it is such a 
consolation to me to hear of the pros- 
perity of the church, and to read the 
many instructive lessons contained 
therein, written by the brethren. I 
wil lhave it. 

Brother B says : I would like it 
pretty well, but there are some things 
published in it, which I think should 
not be ; and I think the . Companion 
has done more harm than good, so I 
won't have anything to do with it. — 
I will not take it any more. 

C says : I am too unlearned in 
the English language to take it ; I 
don't understand it, hence it is of no 
use to me. 

D says : I have no time to read 
the papers, if I want to read, I will 
take the Bible or Testament to read 
in (But he seldom gets to read them 
ejther). 



E says : I get a Local paper, and 
I can't afford to get another. Times 
are pretty dull, and it costs so much 
everywhere. (He is too poor. If 
he is worth from 2000 to 10,000, and 
spends 5 or 10 cents a day for Tobac- 
co and Segars). 

It is quite soothing too, to one's 
mind to send off a list of subscribers 
to the editor, and one out of every 
three not get his paper, especially 
when they have paid in advance. — 
They very soon conceive the idea 
that the "Agent" forgot to forward 
their name, and appropriated their 
subscription money to their own use. 

The word "Agent" means some- 
thing, at least with some people. It 
sounds high toned to be called an 
"Agent," and some also thinks it 
makes money, getting 15 cents from 
each subscription and we might think 
so too ; if we would get all the money 
iu advance, and have no more troub- 
le about affairs thereafter. But some 
entertain fears, of being "takeh in," 
so they want the paper to come first, 
before they pay ; and then it some 
chance times happens that they forget 
to pay it at all, and if the Agent has 
paid their subscription to the Editor 
or Publisher, he may soon become 
minus of his commission, besides his 
time of writing for corrections, &c, 
&c. 

The above may seem a little flat to 
some, but I have just written what a 
good many have thought. I suppose 
all will understand me without any 
further explanations. 

Levi Andes. 

Lincoln, Pa. 



The Praying Children. — An 
early Reformer, named Melancthon, 
was once very much distressed and 
cast down about the cause of God, 
but one day when taking a walk, he 
heard some children's voices, and lis- 
tening, found they were engaged 
praying for the great work of God. — 
He at once returned to his brethren 
and, entering the room, exclaimed, 
"Brethren, take courage, for the chil- 
dren are praying for us." 

Liars. — We don't see why a man 
should fall or rise into a passion when 
he is called a liar. If he is not a liar 
the man who called him such is one 
himself. If he is a liar the truth 
should make him ashamed and not 
angry. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION 






tot the ComPAMO*. 
Our Brethren. 

WHui i!i<\> Bellev*a Hhut they 
Preach, Autl wlml thej l*ruii<-t>. 

The above lias been suggested to 
our i ti i i i<l by the frequent calls for 
■ore preaching. .Many times over 
have we road in the Companion , 
pnguage like this : "Let some brother 
or brethren, come and preach in our 
part, for there are many here who 
have never heard the Brethren 
■reach." Those writers say farther 
that there is a wide open field there, 
but DO one to improve it ; and they 
realize the truth ol that saying, 'The 
harvest truly is great, bul the labor- 
ers are few." This request has been 
urged so often, and with such earnest- 
aess, (.hut with what effect we can- 
not tell,) that our mind has been im- 
1 with this subject, which is 
certainly one of great moment, both 
to those who make the request and to 
those who reciece tbecflll. We wish 
now to ask every one who may read 
this : Are toe doing right '. 

We will now review our belief, our 
thing, and our practice, and then 
let the reader decide the question for 
himself 

We believe that the scriptures are 
the word of God ; that the New Tes- 
tameal is the better covenant, that 
God has made with the world through 
the person of hi< Son ; that it is the 
new and the living way, and that 
those words of eternal life are suffi- 
cient to make all men wise unto sal- 
vation. We not only believe this 
promise is made to us, and to our 
children, but to them also that are 
lat this is the last reve- 
i that will ever be made from 
Heaven to man; that there is no 
more offering for sin, and that no 
other place of redemption will be 
found, so long as the earth remaineth. 
Is this not our bleiof? certainly we 
belive it. 

We preach that the whole world 
lieth in wickedness; that Hod is 
angry with the wicked, and makes no 
mr their sins; that men 
everywhere should repent aud turn 
to God and live ; that for them he 
ipened a fountain for sins and 
■acleaness ; that the blood of Christ 
deanseth from all sin. Wc preach 
that the life of Jesus was a perfect liv- 
ing picture of the doctriues he taught; 
that men should repent of their sins 
and torsake them ; that unless men do 
repent they will certainly ptrish, and 



the faith is so important, that a 1 ick I !, i-, to labor fir tin- i 

it, makes it impossible to please God of His kingdom over the world, by 



Wc preach that after men and women 
have faith in th" Son of God, 
have repented of their sins, and have 
been baptized by trine-immersion in 
water for the remission of sin.-, 
they are subjects of another 
kingdom, and have come from durk- 
i light, and they have then ob- 
tained forgiveness >>{' sins; that hence 



peaching the Gospel in all nations, to 

pel inil-t 

:ir •' lie preached to all men. or in 
every nation, and then shall the en I 
And our belief and preaching 
is not built upon one word or 
mand of our Master alone, but we 
have it in eve: ■ he pre* 

and on land, in 



the christian, race begins, that to faith the temple and in the field, that in- 
most be added virtue k lowledge, &c, was the Savior of the world, that be 
until we have in our possesion all desired all men everj wheie to kaow 
those christian graces that are to give that he had come thai W6 m ( gbt 
us an abundant entrance it: to the ever- life and that we might ha\ 
lasting kingdom of God's dear son. abundantly. Is not this what we 
We preaeii glorious rewards and 8 believe and preach, with all our 
brilliant crown that no eve hath seen, heart'/ And is it not what 



we .' 

And do 

It cer- 
tbe 
i "If 
where the worm dieth not and the I ye love me, keep my commandments." 



I and an eternal life at Hods right hand j more than anything <!.-e : 
in heaven, which are sure to all the | we not pray for the same? 

; faithful; but everlasting shame and j tainlv is. oi wc do not love 
contempt in the regions of darkness, > vior as we should. For he 



tire is not quenched, for all those who 
know not God and obey not the Gos- 
pel. We preach that the promise of 
this life and that which is to come, 
with all the joys and raptures of the 
Golden City, are on condition that 
men hear the sayings of Jesus and 
do them ; and then it is that the 
house we are building is founded on 
a Rock. Also, that we should not 
only start right, but should follloio 
our Master in every path of human- 
ity, hour of trial, and eveu to death 
itself, rather than surrender one prin- 
ciple of truth that our leader taught. 
That among these duties are enjoined, 
prayers for kings, and for all men, 
visiting and anointing the sick, wash- 
ing one another's feet, and the holy 
kiss, or the kiss of charity, and last 
but not least, charity itself.every sense 
of the word. In short we believe 
and preach that "All Scripture is 
given' by inspiration of God," and 
is very profitable to guide our faith, 
reprove follies, correct our mistakes, 
and instruct us in a holy and right- 
OUS life, and that all men may be 
perfect, and are tborougly furnished 
fir every good work 

The reader may now ask, Is not 
this enough? No, certainly not ; for 
we trust that our brethren preach the 
word We have possessed over one 
thing that we preach, that we may 
bring, it before our miudsmoreclearly, 
so thai an impression may be made, 
or at least some thought be given. 
We preach and believe that the most 
important duty enjoiuedon the people 



We love our nation and we are glad 
to hear of its prosperity, and we re- 
joice when we learn thai liberty's 
tree is growing in other lands and 
among other people. And there is no 

r ordor of people anywhere who 
do not wish their cause to prospt : 
Well brethren, we have the best of 
all causes to love and advance, the 
mosl excellent of all orders or sects 
to labor for; and why should we be 
so slack to go into the vineyard and 
work tor the Masters c. 

Brethren, have we not said enough 
to make us see that our duties aud 

isibilitiea are very great? And 
should not our zeai be more warm 
and o tr lab >r n or • extended ? Should 
not our efforts be more constant, at 
home and abroad, in season and out 
of season, but always abounding in 
the work of the Lord, for asmuchas 

>v our labor is not iu vain, in 
the Lord '.'" The very nature of our 
religion leaches us that our labor- 
should be life-long and not to 
with a day's work, nor a month's, nor 

. not till we have fought a good 
fight, and have finished our course. 
This is just the kind of life we 
when we embrace the christian re- 
ligion; and wee in never >ay, truly, 
that we love Jesus and his king* 
until we labor bj 
other to advance that kingdom ; >v 
winning sou' 

Well, now for our pracl We 

cannot notice all that is practiced by 
our brethren : neither do we think it 
neee-sarv at this time to notice more 



>1 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION, 



than relates to what we have done 
and are now doing to spread the gos- 
pel. 

And we wish to say first, that we 
regret from our heart, that we can- 
not give a more encouraging report 
of our Brethren's labors for the ad- 
vancement of the Master's cause than 
present facts will allow. In offering 
these thoughts to the brethren, we 
do not wish to discourage any one, or 
to speak lightly of what some 
brethren (aDd sisters too) have done, 
are still doing to advance the cause 
of that which is nearest to their heart: 
but we wish to speak to those who 
have done nothing, as yet, and to 
those who oppose the efforts now 
making to push on the great work. 
That our brethren have not done as 
much in preaching the gospel through- 
out the states of our own country as 
they should have done, all will allow, 
to say nothing about preaching it in 
other lands ; and considering the ad- 
vantages a free country affords, and 
that our brethren have been in this 
country about 150 years, we think 
they have not shown the effort nor 
the desire to proclaim the pure and 
unadulterated word of God to the na- 
tions, that should have been seen in 
those who claim to be the followers 
of King Immanuel. 

But little has been done in this 
work, that should have been done, 
ive think, when we take into view the 
fart that others have done more, and 
>oraea great deal more, whose whole 
life, as religious bodies, does not date 
back near so far as 150 years. And 
what we regret most is, that many of 
our brethren oppose the missionry 
effort that has at other times been 
made by our brethren, so that but 
little has been done in that direction. 
And some have gone so far that they 
censure a meeting that would con- 
tinue longer than one or two days. 
While a cost of them have fought the 
Sabbath-school cause, whose whole 
effort is to try and sow the good seed 
in the fruitful fields of youthful minds, 
before those fields are filled with tares 
and thorns. This certainly is a grand 
mistake, in Brethren to oppose these 
efforts, when no duty is more clearly 
marked out in scripture, than to tell 
children what God has done for the 
world, for its people, and for children 
two. Experience has taught, and 
scripture teaches that youth is the 
seed-time of life. And we need not 
wonder, when we see in a few years 



our country filled with wicked men 
women, if we reflect that there has 
been a gross neglect somewhere in 
the training of these same people 
when they were young. All the 
wicked men and women in our world, 
who cause so many sorrows and so 
much trouble to church and state, 
were once innocent children, and a 
large majority of them, might have 
been kept so, if they had received 
the proper training, and had been 
instructed from the word of God. It 
could not have been otherwise, unless 
we say that Solomon's words have 
lost their meaning, and that Paul was 
mistaken when he said, "Evil com- 
munications corrupt good manners." 
Brethren, fareivell, for this time. 

Landon West, 



Tor the Companion. 
God Is Love. 

Behold, what manner of love the Father 
hath bestowed upon ue, that we should be 
called the 6ons of God ; therefore the world 
knoweth us not, because it knew him not.— 
1 John 3 : 1. 

Behold, what manner of love the 
Father hath bestowed upon us, who 
have received Christ through faith, 
and were willing to forsake our sins, 
and embrace the doctrines and pre- 
cepts of his holy will. For as many 
as received him, ho has given power 
to become the sons of God, to become 
his spiritual children, — adopted into 
his family, and conformed to his im- 
age. "For as we have born the image 
of the earthly, we shall also bear the 
image of the heavenly," in both soul 
and body. "Beloved, now are we 
the sons of God ; and it doth not ap- 
pear what we shall be , but we know 
that when he shall appear we shall 
be like him ; for we shall see him as 
he is." Although, the fullness of our 
future excellence and bliss can not be 
known here, yet we can have the 
hope of being like Christ and seeing 
him as he is. "And every man that 
hath this hope in Him, purifieth him- 
self, even as he is pure." He now 
strives to be pure, perfect and holy, 
even as Christ is pure. But as we 
are now in our present, earthly state, 
we see through a glass darkly ; our 
knowledge of God and divine truth 
is indirect and obscure, when compar- 
ed to what it will be in our heavenly 
state, when we shall see him face to 
face, clearly, as one looks on the face 
of another directly in his presence. — 
Now we only "know in part ; but 



then we shall know even as also we 
are known." 

Brethren and sisters, let us prove 
faithful to our high calling ; let us be 
more faithful than ever. When trials 
and temptations rise before us, if we 
have faith as a grain of mustard seed 
we shall be able to remove mountains. 
Then let us lay aside every weight, 
and the sin which doth so easily be- 
set us, and let us "run with patience 
the race that is set before us, looking 
unto Jesus the author and finisher of 
our faith ; who, for the joy that was 
set before him, endured the cross, de- 
spising the shame, and is set down at 
the right hand of the throne of God." 
"For if we suffer with him, we shall 
also reign with him :" and our light 
afflictions which are but for a moment 
work out for us a far more exceeding 
and eternal weight of glory. And 
"if God be for us, who can be against 
us ?" Then let us hold fast the pro- 
fession of our faith without wavering; 
for he is faithful that promised ; and 
let us consider one another, to pro- 
voke unto love and to good works ; 
that we may all be found faithful at 
the day of Judgment ; for "for it is 
a fearful thing to fall into the hands 
of the living God " 

IiTJCINA SlIICK. 

Crave City, III. 

»<*-• 

For the Companion'. 
Fix Up. 

Some may say that there are 
too many "fix ups" now. We think 
not. Every church would be more 
prosperous if more of her members 
were "fix ups." You ask "Who 
ought to fix up?" Every Christian, 
because Christ says the hypocrites 
are of a sad countenance and disfigure 
their faces (do not wash their face 
nor dress their hair) that they appear 
unto men to fast. A christian is not 
a hypocrite. When he comes to God 
in fasting and prayer he will do noth- 
ing to attract the notice of men ; but 
he will wash his face and dress his 
hair that he may appear unto God in 
supplications for his grace, that he 
may wash and be clean, that he may 
be anointed and wholly dedicated to 
his service. Our appearance may 
cause some to think that we are chris- 
tians, yet the all seeing eye of God 
may know that we have only cleans- 
ed the outside of the cup and platter. 

But we intended writing about our 
fixed up meeting-house. The stove 
flues had been on the sides of the 



GlIRlbTIAit FAMILY CuMi'A.M 



. 



bouse. From this cause the smoke J is not practicable the year round, it and hand to all lovers and workers 

in the cause of Sunday school*. 



Kol I 
< IiiMihii Deporlmeul 

A haughty, severe, stoical d<- 
ment and un unrelenting strictness of 



annoyed the audience very much. — [fl shorn of most its strength. Bun- ; 

Last week 'he brethren took these day Bcbools are second to no other! 
tines down and put one in the center way for evangelizing the world, and 
Of the house And run the pipe from should be la every community. 
each stove into it. Other repairs 2d. It does not. The body must 
were made, the sisters scrubbed, receive daily food to sustain life; so 

washed and brushed until everything with the mind, except that, it will be opinion in the social and cheerful en- 
was clean; or in short everything fed either with good Or bad thoughts joyments of life, are far from giving 
was Mixed up." "Will it pay f" A all the tin*, and tho idea should be a just and true conception of religion 
hundred per cen\ On last Sabbath to let it have all good and not let it ; to such as are adverse to it and de- 
there were morning and evening ser- run on in its nature. The mind is voted to the pomps and vanities ( l 
vices in the house. We do not re- always grasping ind never satisfied, life. This severity, instead of OOO* 
member a tfme at our regular appoint- , Were ihi- not tl -case there would vincing them of their errors and n 
iueuts when the audience was so be but little difbr-nce between man calling them to the God of mercy and 
large, so attentive and (piiet, and the and the lower animals. Man is con- goodness, may harden their minds 
preaching so good as it was at the , atantly devising blI gaining more still more by representing the wor- 
two services on last Sabbath. Klder kuowledge, but the lower animals ship of God as a system of uncea'- 

make no advance, but have a limit iog hardships and mortilication. — 
to their instincts, while mail's mind Many goed but mistaken people too 
is infinite. often seek to convert and reform otb- 

I5d. He does not, for he goes about j ers by exhibiting in their own pra< - 
as a roariug* lion, seeking whom he ; tice certain acts of self-denial. Hut 
may devour. His influence is not it is not in these that true religion 
bounded by zones or times, but he is j consists. When USdd iu moderation 
always vigilant, always active and j they may indeed be innocent and 
never fails from " going up and down i sometimes useful, but God is not to 
among the sons of men. He knows be served only with the word of 
his time is short, and therefore works I mouth, or the bending of the knee. It 
wile it is called to-day. This indus- is the pure and upright heart that be 
try is worthy our following. Xo, no; j requires and with which alone he 
the devil is always on the alert and will be satisfied. With this pure and 
does not sleep or rest, bnt will when upright frame of mind we may live 
King Jesus comes again, cea-e his ' in the world aud cheerfully conform 
work ; but now it requires daily work to its reasonable customs, and yet oh- 



Joseph Leedy preached in the morn- 
ing and evening; In the morning 
from the words 'If ye know these 
things, happy are ye if ye do them," 
and in the evening from the words : 
"Prepare to meet your God." 

Brethren If you have dull meetings, 
ft t up, and you will have a larger 
and a more attentive audience, and 
better preaching. 

S. M. MlNNICH. 



For ttie CoinPi.sioM. 
Clotting s mid it > School* 

BY .1. s. M'FAPDEN. 

In several Companion* I have 
seen expressions like this 



We have 



closed our school till spring." "Off- i to counteract his influence 



ing to inclement weather we thought 
it best to close our school till spring, 
•Ye." 

From the above texts I derive the 
following questions : 

1st. Does the closing of Sunday 
schools through the winter advance 
the Sunday school cause ': 

•2d. Does the recess prepare pupils 
that they may the better receive the 
truth? ' 



serve the most strict subjection to our 



True it is that we have much in- duty to our God. This is true re- 
clement weather in our latitude, but ligion aud the service of God who 
we should make a virtue of it and < made the world and all things in it, 
only be the more zealous in the great : and who, although a jealous God. is 
work of redemption, aud use all the the God of love, who delights iu the 
means in our power to counteract the happiness of his creatures. All otL- 
evil influences iu our land, by gather- er way? of serving him are but out- 
ing the young iuto schools and in- ward forms aud empty bubbles found- 
Btruoting them in the way they should ed on ignorance una suj>erstitiou. 

.). P. HOBKIlfO 



go; for if good impressions are made 
in their vouth they will be food for 



:;d. Does the devil through the ! them iu mature years, Hut now as 



winter shut himself up in his temple | the Sunday Bchoola arc closed, would 
and prepare his batteries for a vigor- i it not bo well if parents would give 
ous summer campaign, or does he daily instructions from the Bible to 
think the weather too inclement to their children, for thus are they corn- 
work ? . manded — talk to them of Jesus — of 
Now, my friends of the quill and ; God — of heaven — have family wor- 
Sunday school, here* are three ques- sbip.and God will certainly bless them j tion in the last twelve months, n .- 

feel as though we huve something to 
say also, by way ol encouragement, 
through the columns of the CoMTAN- 
ti'N, to our brethren, and more psp< 
ciallf to llie rouusrer brethren and 



For the Companion. 

I>e*igu himI Mode ol Baptism. 

After hearing a great many dis- 
courses delivered by our Pedo-Bap- 
tist friends on the subject of baptism, 
and seeing with what earnest zeal 
they endeavor to sustain their posi- 



tions which are somewhat knotty, with you. 1 speak not of all : some 
but I shall answer them all negatively, are daily teaching them, but 1 would 
Therefore, 1st question. It does stir up others to a sense of their duty. 
not. Practice makes perfect, It is a To you that arc holding on in the 
known maxim that the more we prac- good cause of Sunday schools, I bid 
tice a principle the more efficient it ' you God speed — go on and God will vbo Lave recently en! 

becomes, either for good or bad — abundantly reward you. For the giv- onder the blood stained banner. 
Theory and no practice is a dead let- j ing of a cup of water in the nam< Iu the first place we will notice the 

ter; so if the Sunday school theory ' .lesus will l>e rewarded. My heart I design as prefigured by the washing 



56 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



under the old covenant, with an ap- 
plication to the new ; and secondly 
wo will briefly notice the true mode. 
In order that we may properly 
comprehend, we will commence with 
the origin of types — the time aud 
place. 

The first commandment given to 
the Israelites alter they had come out 
of Egypt, was at Mount Sinai, at the 
time that God was going to appear 
on Mount Sinai in the sight of all 
Israel, and just before the delivering 
of the law. That commandment was 
for them to wash their clothes. Ex. 
18 : 14. We will notice a few passa- 
ges of scripture to show that. gar- 
ments were used as symbols. See 
Rev. 7:14, " And have washed their 
robes." See also 9th verse, "Clothed 
with white robes." Also 3 : 18, "That 
thou mayest be clothed and the 
shame of thy nakedness do not ap- 
pear." Also 6:11, " And white robes 
were given unto every one of them." 
Again 19 : 13, "And he was clothed 
with a vesture dipped in blood." Jude 
1 : 23, " Hating even the garment 
spotted by the flesh." Luke 15: 22, 
•'Bring forth the best robe." All of 
which, we think, represent the robe 
of righteousness, Therefore, if gar- 
ments are used as figures, why not 
then the washing of clothes be used 
as a figure ? We can see nothing to 
the contrary; and for this reason we 
say that the washing of clothes at 
Mount Sinai had its own prefiguring, 
which we think was baptism. So the 
washing of clothes at Mount Sinai 
was the first washing ; and the sec- 
ond washing we find in the book of 
Numbers 19:8, "And he that burn- 
etii her shall wash his clothes in wa- 
ter and bathe his flesh in water." So 
here we have the bathing of the flesh 
with the washing of clothes, and 
both in connection with the prepara- 
tion of the water of separation, which 
is for purification from sin. 

1'ermit us to notice in a few passa- 
ges the word "wash," which is fre- 
quently used in the place of baptism. 
" And such were some of you ; but 
ye arc washed." 1 Cor. 6:11. " That 
he might sanctify and cleanse it with 
the washing of water by the word." 
Eph. 5 : 26. " He saved us by the 
washing of regeneration and renew- 
ing of the Holy Ghost." Titus 3 : 5. 
" Which stood only in meats and 
drink3 and diverse washings." Heb. 
9:10; and says in the 9th verse, 
" Which was a figure." See also It : 



22, "Let us draw near with a true 
heart, in full assurance of faith, hav- 
ing our hearts sprinkled irom an evil 
conscience, and our bodies washed 
with pure vvater.'' We think the last 
passage quoted is certainly plain 
enough to convince any rational mind 
that the sprinkling of water as a 
baptism is out of place, and was 
never intended as such by the great 
head of the Church. The language 
is too plain for us to misunderstand 
it ; and yet our sprinkling friends will 
tell us that it is the head which 
should be sprinklnd, while the apos- 
tle tells us that it is the heart, and 
that the body needs no washing in 
the operation of cleansing, while the 
apostle tells us in unmistakable lan- 
guage that the body is to be washed, 
and we think in baptism is what the 
apostle means. 

We will now notice the third wash- 
ing under the old covenant. Lev. 8 : 
6, " And Moses brought Aaron and 
his sons aad washed them with wa- 
ter." So we see in the consecration 
of the priests it was necessary for 
them to be washed with water before 
they could officiate in the office of 
priesthood. But we see from the 12th 
verse that he had to be anointed: 
" Aud he poured of the anointing 
oil upon Aaron's head and anointed 
him to sanctify him." 

We have noticed the three princi- 
pal washings under the old covenant, 
and will now make the application to 
the new. 

Mark 1:4, " John did baptize in 
the wilderness and preach the bap- 
tism of repentance for the remission 
of sins." We see that God is again 
about to appear to the children of Is- 
rael, and he therefore sends h>'s mes- 
senger to prepare the way by the 
washing with water unto repentance. 
This being the first washing under 
the new dispensation, it answers to 
to the 
Sinai. 

The second washing under the new 
order may be found iu John 3 : 22, 
"After these things came Jesus 
and his disciples into the land of Ju- 
dea and there he tarried with them 
and baptized." There appears to 
have been a stronger attraction in his 
baptism than that of John's, from the 
fact that John's disciples said, "All 
men come to him ;'' and it was said 
"that he made and baptized more dis- 
ciples than John." He had power to 
forgive sins, which power John did 



washing of clothes at Mount 



not possess. Consequently there 
must have been something about his 
baptism to attract the attention of 
John's disciples. Then as the wash- 
ing of clothes and the bathing of the 
flesh in water, was a prerequisite in 
the application of the water of separa- 
tion in the purification for sin, so 
now the use of water is a prerequisite 
to the application of the blood of 
Christ in the purification for sin. 

We will now pass to the third 
washing under the new covenant. — 
Then Peter said unto them : "Repent 
' and be baptized every one of you in 
| the name of Jesus Christ for the re- 
mission of sins, and ye shall receive 
the gift of the Holy Ghost." The 
Jews very well knew what Peter 
meant by repentance. So then as it 
was necessary to use water in repen- 
tance and in the remission of sins, it 
would naturally follow, that it would 
be necessary to use water in order to 
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit; for 
Peter said, "Repent and be baptized 
and ye shall receive the gift," &c ; 
as we have noticed that it was neces- 
sary, for the priests to be washed be- 
fore the anointing with the Holy oil, 
which we think was a figure of the 
Holy Ghost. 

The apostle Paul in his letter to 
the Roman brethren says : "There- 
fore we are buried with him by bap- 
tism into death, that like as Christ 
was raised up from the dead by the 
glory of the Father, even so we also 
should walk in newness of life ; for if 
we have been planted together in the 
likeness of his death, we shall be alse 
in the likeness of his resurrection." — 
So Paul testified to both Jews and 
Greeks, repentance toward God and 
faith in Jesus Christ. So the"n we 
have repentance where God has in- 
tended it, And do we not see the de- 
sign in the commission as given us 
by Matthew fully developed ? 

"Baptizing them in the name of the 
Father," unto repentance ; and in 
the name of the "Son" "for the remis- 
sion of sins ;" and in the name "of the 
Holy Ghost," for the anointing of the 
same. 

We will now proceed to briefly no- 
tice, as promised, the true mode. 

It is universally acknowledged, I 
believe, by all denominations, that 
there is a baptism with water com- 
manded. You may ask the Roman 
Catholic, the Methodist, the single 
immersionist, the Presbyterian, with 
all the Pedo-Baptist fraternity, where 



CBElSTIAfl FAMILY COMPANION. 



*i7 



they get the commandment for bap- 
tizing , t hi' v will almost nnanimous- 
lv tell yon, "In Matthew 28: 19, 20 " 
My beloved and friendly reader there 
is where I will go. "(Jo ye therefore 
and touch all nations, baptizing them 
in the name of the Father, and of the 
Son. and of the Holy Ghost Tei 
in 1 : them to ooserve all things what- 
soever I hare commanded you ; and 
ho, I am with yon alway, even nnto 
the end of the world. AmeD." 

It is an evident fact, from the read- 
ing of the commission a^ quoted 
above, when viewed with the scruti- 
nizing principles of language, that it 
elliptical sentence ; because the 
neun "name," being placed there in 
the singular number, it can only be 
the representative of Father ; and 
followed by the conjunction 'and'' 
and the proposition "of," and specifi- 
cally designated in the singular "the 
Son,'' and still followed by the words 
"and of the IIolv Ghost," shows 
clearly to the unbiased mind, that we 
are to be baptized in the name of the 
Father, and baptized in the name of 
the Son, and baptized in the name of 
th^ Holy Ghost. 

The language of the quotation does 
not tell us to be baptized in the es- 
sence of the three in one, but positive- 
ly declares that we are to be baptized 
in the three separate names, by say- 
ing, "In the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." 
The word "name," being placed there 
but once, and in the singular number, 
only belongs to and is modified by 
Father , hence it is that the word 
"name," must be supplied as a modi- 
fier for "Son," and in like manner for 
"Holy Ghost," to make the language 
plenary, and full. 

We will here present an example, 
which we think, perhaps, may open 
the understanding of some who do not 
duly weigh the matter as they should. 
See Mark 10 : 35. "And James and 
John the sons of Zebedee came unto 
him." 

Here we see James and John are 
singular names, yet being connected 
by the conjunction "and," the noun 
"Sons," their representative, must be 
a plural noun, according to the rules 
of syntax. But to say, James and 
John the Son of Zebedee. would be 
incorrect, and would sound very awk- 
ward. So in the language of the 
quotation under consideration ; for if 
the words Father Son and Holy 
Ghost are nouns connected bv the 



conjunction "and" then according 
iii the above rule, and according to 
the principle which requir 
in the example prei i be in the 

plural and not in the singular, the 
syntax will be, iu*the name t of 1 

ther Son and Holy Ghost. 1 Jut as 

in not change name to nam< 
must leave it as couched in the text, 
we only read, "name of the Father;" 
leaving us to supply name before 
Son, giving the Syntax, "i: 
B i -." leaving ua to supply Game be- 
fore Holy Ghi ntax, 
"name of the Holy Ghost" 1; 
evident met, that we cannot without 
violating the rules of Syntax, join 
the words Father, Sou and Holy 
Ghost together, and make them all 
modify name, for they will not agree 
with name as the rule requires them 
to do. So do we not see when ex- 
amined by the principles of language, 
that the ([notation is an el! ; , 
teuce ? And if an elliptical sentence, 
then it demands an action by baptism 
in each name of the Holy Trinity. 

"Well," Bays one, "why does your 
peculiar church dip your members 
face forward in baptism ?" In a 
we would say, simply because we 
are instructed from God's word to do 
so. For we read in the Apostles 
letter to the Romans, 6 : 5; "For if 
we have been planted together in the 
likeness of his death, we shall be 
also in the likeness of his resurrec- 
tion." Can we be plauted together 
in the church by baptism, in the like- 
oi Christ's declli by falling back- 
wards iu the ordinance of 
Nay, verily. How then are we to be 
placed iu a condition so as to be 
planted together, and be baptized, in 
the likeness of his death ? Answer : 
By bowing the head forward, and in 
no other position ; for the Lord of 
Glory, when extended upon the Cross 
on Calvary, bowed his head and died. 
So do we, when baptized in thelikenes 
of his death, how the head in death 
to sin, as he did in death to the world; 
and buried in water from light, as he 
was interred int he tomb from all 
and wise to a newness of life as con- 
querers over sin, the devil and his 
adherents, a3 be arose triumphant 
conqueror over death, hell and the 
grave. Thus do we imitate the 
likeness of his death by bowing the 
head forward as Christ bowed his 
and died. Nowhere in sacred 
writ, do wo read of persons goiug or 
falling backward in obedience. I 



think if I mistake not the word back- 
word occurs In tl ( I I and New 
tent - all ml i Lxteen times, and 
. 
But in all worship, BioCG the world 
i until now, do l • 
- fall upon the face, or forward, 
and worship. Ww will few 

of falling backvc l 
li 1 : I ; "Ah Binful nat on, a 
people ladeu with iniquity, a seed 
of evildoers, children that are cor- 
rupters: they hare forsaken the 
Lord, they ha. iked the Holy 

One ol Israel nnto anger, they are 
gone away backword. 

Jeremiah, 7 : 24 ; Hut they hearken- 
ed not. nor inclined their ear, but 
walked in the councels andjin the im- 
agination of their evil heart, and 
went backward, and not forward. 

Lamentations, 1:8; "Jerusalem 

hath grievously sinned ; therefore she 
is removed : all that honoured her 
• her, because they have seen 
her nakedness ; yea, she sigheth, and 
turneth backward." 

John, 18 : 6 : 'As soon then as he 
had said nnto them, I am he, they 
Trent backward, and fell to the 
ground." 

Out of the many passages we could 
find to prove a backward motiou dis- 
obediance, we hare presented but 
four, which we think- sufficient. We 
will let this suffice for the present, 
leave it to the earnest consideration 
of the reader, aud pray the Lord to 
help us with understanding minds 
and willing hearts, to search and do 
ill. Oh, that no seeker of the 
Lord may desire to pursue the way 
with Xaaman of old, who wanted to 
be cleansed of his leprosy, and yet did 
not like the prescriptions of El 
who had commanded him to wash 
seven times in Jordan. N: 
said "Are not Abana and Pharpar, 
rivers of Pauiascus, better than all 
the waters of Israel '! may I not 
wash in them, and be clean ? So he 
turned aud went away in a rage." 
2nd Kings, 5 : 12. O seeker, 
wants to be cleansed from the leprosy 
of sin, we beseech you therefore in 
Christ's stead, be reconciled to God; 
by u.-iug the perscriptions of him who 
can cure a sin sick soul, and his pre- 
scriptions are believe and be baptized 
in the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of tbo Holy Ghost, with an 
observance of all he has commanded. 
A. Stalmkaer. 



58 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Christian FamHy Companion. 

DALE CITY, PA., Jan. 23, 1872. 

A Word to Customers. 

We are doing a pretty large busi- 
ness in the hook trade through the 
mails, and still expect to increase 
our trade. It looks like a simple and 
easy lask to put up a package of 
books, write on it the purchaser's 
name and address correctly, and put 
it in the post-office. So it would be 
if all persons who send for books 
would write plainly and give their 
address properly. But here lie3 the 
difficulty. A good many people do 
not write plainly ; others neglect to 
give their full address ; and some for- 
get even to sign their names to their 
orders. When we get an order that 
is obscure or uncertain, we write to 
the person sending it for an explana- 
tion. It frequently happens that an 
old customer will fail to give his 
proper address, because he supposes 
he has done enough business with us 
to have us remember his address ; 
but we must remind our friends that 
when they send to this office, it is 
necessary they should write their ad- 
dress in full on every letter. We re- 
ceive SO many letters every day that 
it is impossible for us to remember 
the Post-Office, County, and State 
where any particular person receives 
bool:<. No matter how often you 
write, put on a plain direction where 
ive are to send the ansiver. Xame 
Post Office, County, and State. 

Still Somewhat Disarranged. 

Our office is still somewhat con- 
fused and demoralized, in consequence 
of sickness and a lack of sufficient 
mechanical aid. Since our last apol- 
ogy, others of our typos have been 
unable to make full time on account 
of affliction. Add to this the extra 
labor attendant upon the change of 
subscribtion list, and we think a 
plausible excuse can be manufactur- 
ed. We ask the indulgence of our 
patrons a little while longer. 



In this connection allow us to re- 
mark that in all probability some of 
the disappointments of our patrons 
will be blamed upon us that do not 
at all originate from any fault or mis- 
take in this office. Some have al- 
ready complained of the non-appear- 
ance of their papers, when we know 
that they have been sent. Postmas- 
ters sometimes commit b'uuders ; pat- 
rons fail to pre-pay their postage — in 
which case the conscientious post- 
master dare not deliver their mail 
matter ; or they fail in making the 
proper demand, and giving the nec- 
essary information. When you have 
subscribed for a paper, at once pay 
the postage and take a receipt, and 
when you expect it ought to come, 
ask for the Christian Family Com- 
panion, for which you have paid 
postage. 

- — ^ ♦• •♦ ^ — 
Reasons lor Separation. 

Elder Michael Forney, under date 
of Hudson, Illinois, 15th instant, 
says : "In looking over the Compan- 
ion I notice that the types are hard to 
part, and I will say, you would not 
have been required to distribute my 
name, had Dot the messenger of 

Death separated my wife and me 

That has broken up my home, and 
now I am out on a mission, and so 
cannot subscribe." 

Yes, so it is with our unioDS form- 
ed in this transitory world. Even if 
we could manage to hold a subscrib- 
er for life, and have his name cast in 
a solid block of adarr.aut, and his son, 
and his son's sou should perpetuate 
his subscription, fiually all will pass 
away as though it had not been. Let 
us therefore endeavor to cultivate 
those qualities that will endure forev- 
er : Peace and love. 

Almanacs. 

The Brethren's Almanac, for 1872 
may still be had. Price lOcts, 75cts, 
per dozen, and 40ets, for 6. All 
postpaid. 



The Pions Yonth. 

There are still a few subscribers 
coming in for the Pious Youth, and 
some even with the money. Will 
all our patrons please take notice that 
the Youth has been discontinued for 
the present. The December No. for 
1871, will, we hope, be forthcoming 
shortly. 



A Few More. 

We are still lacking a few nan:es 
to make the full number with which 
we closed the last volume, and we 
can furnish back numbers to all who 
subscribe within the next month. — 
After that time it is not likely that 
back numbers can be had. Now is 
the time to subscribe. 



H .> nt ii Books. 

One box of the long looked for 
Hymn Botks has come ft> band, and 
so far as we could do so the orders 
on our books have been filled. But 
the German and English have not 
yet arrived. Below we give a list of 
those shipped, for the satisfaction of 
our customers. 

Aaron Berkeybile, (Express) IS ; 
S. W. Bollinger", 6 ; R. K. Binkly, 
(Express) IS ; Benjamin Shellenber- 
ger, ti ; N. B. Johnson, 12 ; Jacob 
B. Nichola, i> ; Mathias Lingenfelter, 
3 : John Sadler, 1 ; J. C. Ulery, 1. 



Answers to Correspondent*. 

S. F. Walton : — We have no 
knowledge of it. 

Isaac M. Gaiiber : — The name 
was John Zigler. 

D. S. McDannel : — $1,15 on Vol . 
T : including Yol. S, $2, 0.".. 

J. F. Neiier : — The tare of An- 
drew Neher was not on your list — 
What is his address ? 

S. A. Garber : — The reference 
Pocket Bible we keep costs $1.50. — 
It is gilt-edged, morocco, flexible, 
tuck — neat and substantial. 

S. H. Martin: — We keep no pray- 
er book except that which teaches us 
to " pray with the spirit, and with 



OlliUSTiAH FAMILY CuMl'AKlulv 






the understanding also'' — for our- 
selves, that we enter not into tempt- 
ation ; for Kings find all that are in 
authority •, frr our brethren and 
ters, and for all good men. This ia 
the be<t prayer book, because it 



work therein " Hut wo also notice , for which I'aul and Barnabas had 
by referring to the law that the first no small dissention and dc 
day of the week was also enjoined with them, (Acts 15) II 'that 

upon the people to observe as a holy the days referred to by I' 
convocation. Lev. , Thus i! i ance of i 

venth '.> •• ;!l the law, v. 



teaches 00 what we n be kept for an holj jion. _ No the Jewish Or iugbt ought to 

whom to n<k, and how to i 

CORRESPONDENCE. 



Correspondence of church ncus solicited from 
• V part* of the Brothtrliottd. Writer's name 
and addvxs rr/iiired on every communication 
as guarantee of good faith, litjected communi- 
cation! or manuscript used, not retny.ied. All 
rommur.U'ation* for publication should 
ten upon OUB Hlaaof the • ' c .t only. 

To Sister E. ft. Btifller. 

Vo'.ir missive of a recent date was 
received with joy and gladness; as it 
always affords me pleasure to bear 
from the home of my childhood and 
loved ones far away. Von urge me 
affectionately to write more for our 
publications, and wonder why the ef- 
fusions of my pen are so few and far 
between." It is not for want of in- 
clination to occupy the talent intrus- 
ted to me, neither is it absei 
love to the general Brotherhood or to 
the brethren Editors, who send out 
weekly the Companion which makes 
its way to thousands of homes, like 
an angel of light to comfort the feeble 
minded and to support the weak. — 



work to be done. He that woidd go 
OQt to gather sticks, or that be would 
fill his pot with manna, was to be 
stoned to death ; bat as the law was 
weak in that it could not make the 



be observed And as this nv 

no doctrine, l'aul .-ays : M Lel every 

fully persuaded En bis 
mind." Whether they oba 
not, it was Botuing to Paul. Just 



comers there unto perfect, God senl like I a-ould say to my brotber f etbat 

his son to give the human family "s would be conscientious about keeping 

perfect law of liberty.'' When he CbrUtmas to : d I certainly 
went through the corn field, on the » would find no fault with him. \ ' 

Sabbath, his disciples plucking the to regard the first, day would be 

ears, ho was ce *ured " for violating ing contrary to the practice of th 

that holy day, hut the meek answer sci r les and Apostles. 



was, he was Lord of the Sabbath al 
so. He also "healed the sick on the 
Sabbath day," but we have no ac- 
count in all the New Testament 
where Christ enjoined this law, 
en by Moses, as to the first and eev- 
enth day, to be kept as an holv con- 
vocation to the Lord ; but the Jews 
kept the Sabbath as given by Moses, 
after that Christ bad been slain and 
again from the dead ; but the 
disciples coming together at various 
times and places upon the first day of 
the week, this day seems to have 
been set apart by the Christians, at 
that early age, and it should be a day 
But circumstances over which I have Btrictly kept in meditation and pray- 
no controll, frequently cross my way er, doing no matter of servile work 



Daniel l • Ski i 
Plattaburg, Mo 

The District Meeting of Southren 

Indiana, will be held in them 

part of Wildcat Creek congregation, 
in the meeting-house eight miles 
South of Delp&i, on the 2 s il> day of 
Those coming from the Ka.-t 
will Btep off at Delphi, those from 
the West at Bush Creek Porfai- 
ther information address the under- 
signed. 

Johs Shivklt. 
Pyrmont, Ind. 

-♦♦■ 
illirftll? District oi Indiana, 
The District Meeting will be he'd 



paralyzing my hand ami mind, sothat therein. This was the thy kept by in the Pipe Creek congregation, in 



writing for publications is out of the 

question. Cares without, and Bor- 
rows within, besides all, the care of 
churches, which I find is no small 
matter. 

The passage of scripture you ask 
me to give my views upon, through 
the Companion, is one on which tl-o- 



the first Christians as the ford's day. the Brethren's meeting-house, 6 miles 
"Brown" Bays: "It is called the South West of Fcru, on the 12th day 
Lord's day, and thence the primitive of April, 1^72. It is desired that 
christians met for public worship, and every congregation in the District 
made their collectors foi- the will be represented. All the Breth- 
poor." "Still it must not be forgot- ■ reu coming by Hail Road, will stop 
ten that the Jewish Christians payed | off at Peru and Bunker Hill the day 
respect to the ancient Sabbath, for before meeting, and tney will find 



ologions differ. Romans 1 t : 5.— Paul very often took opportunity of conveyance out to meeting 



"One man esteemeth one day above 
another: another esteemeth every 
day alike ; let every man be fully 
persuaded in his own mind." This is 
the verse you spoke of being a little 
difficult in your miud. Those charac- 
ters that think Paul meant the chris- 
tian Sabbath, are surely mistaken. 

(Jod made the world in six days, 
aad rested on the seventh, but we 
have no account of that day being 



preaching on it to the .lews in their 
assemblies," as we notice in acts 13th 
chapter. The first day was observed 
by christians, as their Sabbath, for 
almost 1600 years, without being 
called in question. Browns Bible 
dictionary, word Saobath." 



Davis B» ui.f.heimek. 
Visitor please Copy. 

The District Meeting of West Vir- 
ginia, for 1^72, will be held in the 
Beaver Run Meeting-bouse, Mineral 
county, on the last Pridavand Satur- 



And this seems to be the voice of j day (20th and 27th) in April. Those 



all historians on the subject; and as 
there was no dispute in Paul's day 



coming by Rail Road will stop off at 
New Treek Station, which is abou 14 



about the sabbath, I am inclined to miles from place of meeting, and cor- 



kept by the children of men, before think that Paul had no allusion to the veyauce will be furnished, by giving 
the flood. After the Israelites were 1 1 sabbath; for be does not name any day . timely notice, to Brother Daniel B. 

Arnold, Burlington, Mineral couatv, 
Wc.-t Va. 

By order of the Church, 
William Lf.atherman. 



brought from Egypt, there was a code There were disputes gotten up ; *ou\e 
of laws given them, among which was of the Jewish Brethren thought that 
"remember the seventh day to keep . the gentile converts "must be cir- 
it holy ; thou shalt do no servile' cumcised and keep the law of Moses, 



60 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Brother Henry .- — Some of our 
brethren from Miami county, not far 
from where our elder Peter Nead re- 
sides, are with us, conducting a pro- 
tracted meeting for the edification of 
the church and conversion of sinners. 
We feel very much disappointed be- 
cause we cannot he with them this 
evening. However we have some 
reasons to rejoice. A few have got 
tired of sin and are going to be bap- 
tized "for the remission of sins." 
We don't wonder at them at all ; but 
we do wonder at those who resist, 
and with Felix of old say "go for this 
time aud when I have a convenient 
time I will call for thee." Why ? 
Because to reject the i counsels of the 
blessed Jesus, is rejecting a home in 
Heaven at the price of His own prec- 
ious blood. 

Being so busily engaged in teach- 
ing, I could not attend as much as I 
wished, but they have my well 
■wishes. I was with them last even- 
ing and thought of handing brother 
A. Detrick, the following text : "Lord 
why cannot I follow Thee now." 
John 13 : 3t. 3ut fearing that some 
might not view the act as consistent, 
I declined ; but I must confess, the 
words struck our mind very forcibly, 
aud perhaps some minister who reads 
those lines and whose heart bleeds for 
the unhappy sinner, wiil give our text 
its due consideration. As yet, it is 
unknown what the precise fruits of 
our brethren's labor will be ; but we 
are truly glad to see them mauifest so 
much zeal. We thought those breth- 
ren had become opposed to protracted 
effort, they being vindicators of the 
old order; but now I see that they 
as well as the youDg writer see the 
importance and propriety of pro- 
tracted meetings. Yes the writer 
wishes to see a revival, not only 
among us here in Ohio ; but he hopes 
to hear of hundreds coming forth 
from the beggardly elements of a 
vain world, and accept the gospel of 
Christ. I wish to see the day come 
when all will have access to the gospel 
as preached by the brethren. Christ 
has said: "go ye into all the world." 
to preach his mighty power to save. 
And shall his command be in vain. 
Great God, thou who hast created 
man in thine own i mm age so divinel}' 
fair, and hast given him such a com- 
prehensive mind that he can both be- 
hold thee in tby dazzling throne, 
in thy word aud thy tender pity, will 
not thou reveal through thy holy 



spirit to those whom thou hast chozen 
for tby ministers, the great necessity 
of promulgating thy everlasting, thy 
saving gospel to the children of men, 
in the four quarters ot a sin-polluted, 
a deceived world, that all may know 
and realize the blessings of undefiled 
religion. P. M. Snyder. 



Dear Brother: — The branch now, 
in Fayette county, has been of late 
much encouraged with frequent addi- 
tions. Through the tender mercies 
of our Lord, we have been spared to 
enjoy life, health and strength, tem- 
porally, for which we try to be very 
thankful to God our Savior. The 
frith of the Brotherhood is growing 
stronger. The Lord has deemed it 
good to send our brother-beloved, J. 
P. Hetrick, of Oakland, Armstrong 
county, Pa., to labor with us in the 
cause of our risen Savior. He spake 
wholesome words, and the communi- 
ty took knowledge of him that he bad 
been with Jesus ;" the order and at- 
tention were very good After his 
second interview they began to come. 
On the 3rd of December 17 sou's were 
added by immersion. On New Year's 
day 10 more entered the deep ; and 
the day following 2 mere, leaving 4 
others who were not prepared for 
baptism. Of course this is not all 
that have become sober aud reflect- 
ing. There are still others pressing 
into the kingdom ; and we pray tba 
Lord to send forth his good Spirit, 
that the word may be spoken in al] 
truth and power, knowing that this 
work is the "Lord's doing, and it is 
marvelous in our eyes." May the 
annointed one see himself in those 
dear followers of his, and keep them 
in his loving embrace, that they fall 
not away to renew the former sins ; 
neither should we, who are farther 
advanced in the divine life, set them 
examples ot unchristian fellowship. — 
These are evil days — very evil, con- 
tinually ; aud we watch and pray so 
that temptations of evil overcome us 
not. May the Lord aid our beloved 
brother's labors to do good wherever 
he may go. God be thanked for his 
zeal, aud may all our beloved cola- 
bors take courage to "go and preach 
the gospel to every creature." 31 ay 
the churches be alive to their duty, 
and the spirit of the living God de- 
fend his own cause ; and may the 
hearts of the true believers be active 
in reading the Scriptue, aud resigned 
to carry the cross daily iu obedience 



to our Savior's command. Here is 
the place, I think, brethren, we all 
fail. Therefore let us hear Paul what 
he says to his beloved brethren : 
"Give no offence to the Jew, neither 
the Geutile, nor to the church of God. 
I have not written this to boast but 
rather to comfort the churches; know- 
ing very well that there is danger on 
every hand- even this, that "many 
are called but few are chosen ;" but 
even the "called according to his pur- 
pose" we beg leave to abide. 

Sunday evening, January Tth, 4 
more were baptized, 33 in all in the 
week, 00 for the year. May God's 
blessing still follow. May faith be 
pure and unmixed, and love be uu 
feigned till death comes, is our prayer. 
Jos L Cover. 

Brother Henry : — Not long since 
as I was reading the C. F. ('., Vol 
5, No. 5, Page 75, third column I 
found the cheering words, "When 
such as are in straitened circumstanc- 
es, desire the paper but cannot pay 
for it immediately, we gladly take 
their promise of payment during the 
year." Now dear brother I felt re- 
joiced when I read those lines for I 
have so long desired to have the dear 
Companion and Phrenological Jour- 
nal. Then began a course of study, 
to find where the needful, would come 
from. I soon came to the conclusion 
to deny myself of coffee, and tea, and 
thus save enough to pay for the pa- 
pers. I then spoke to husband about 
the matter ; he readily agreed to my 
proposal. We have now tried the 
plan a week aud find no inconven- 
ience arising from it. If you wiil 
send the papers, 1 will see that you 
get the pay if I live. Perhaps you 
wonder why I am writing for the pa- 
per while husbandsays nothing. My 
husban I is a paralytic. Has been 
afflicted for something more than 

1 three years He can uot read nor 
write, so any one cau get the under- 

' standing of it, although a good 
scholar prior to his sickness;) but 1 
can read to him ai.d thus cheer and 
comfort him 

I love the Companion auel the 
precious truths it teaches. There are 

I but few members in this neighbor- 
hood, and we only have meeting eve- 
ry eight weeks and don't often get 
away to distant places to hear the 

| word expounded and we dearly love 
| to hear what the Companion says. — 

I I have read them all the year by bor- 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



•,1 



rowing of brother Marr'a but he thinks 

be will take the Visitor next year as 
be likea to support both C. and v., 
bul doea'nt feel able to tnkc both at 
once, and has not time to read s* 
much. 

Now dear brother we bid you God 
speed in your labor of love and pray 
that vim may not only receive plenty 
of this world's goods but that you 
may win precious souls to Christ 
that they may be as stars in your 
crown of rejoicing forever. 
Yours in bonds of Love, 
( I bobox & Delia B. Bolin 



Report of Expense!*, Ac. ot the 
Auuual MveJiug ol 1871. 

Wheat 100 Bushels. 

Oats, -200 do. 

Beef, 4708 pounds. 

Butter, 404 do. 

Coffee, 100 do. 

Sugar. 170 do. 

Rice, 60 do. 

Tea, 5 

Pepper, 2 d <. 

Apple butter, 84 gallons. 

M,lk, 40 do. 

Suit, l Back. 

Nails, 1 Ke<r. 

Paper, 60 Bn< i 

The above figures show the 
amount- actually consumed. The 
aggregate coat being $1519.00. 
John E. Mkuky, Treasurer. 

BXNJ. BaxSBAUGH, Clerk. 

Ki.ias P, ZlGLXB, Asst. Clerk. 
At the request of some brethren 
immediately concerned I will add a 
fvv.- remarks : 

Included in the above amounts are 
tne losses sustained in buyiDg and 
selling boards for the teut, which was 
covered with boards, and large 
enough to hold about 400 persons at 
one sitting ; and on some of the fore- 
going articles, of which an undue 
proportion was laid in, which had to 
be sold afterwards at a loss, such as 
butter, wheat, &C. 

We notice that Eld. D P. Savior 
has cast some very unpleasant reflec- 
tions on the brethren composing the 
committee of arrangements, and that 
most severely, with regard to the pro- 
vision made for the standing commit- 
tee. Well, their quarters may not 
have been all that might be desired, 
yet they were selected by an elder 
from a distance, who has frequently 
been on standing committees, and his 
advice acted upon, and carried out. 



i tl •■ distance from railroad, the 
brethren say ibey took the example in 
Augbwick, 1855; Washington coun- 
ty, Maryland, L857 ; Anti-ram, I860; 
and other p|ace8, when the <U 
or the hills were more, and greater, 
' aud no means of conveyance pro- 
vided, at least not sufficient, which 
ief) the brethren but one alternative — 
walk it; while in 1^71, they bad 
two, walk or pay. 

This was written by requesl 
was not on the committee of arrange- 
ments, and consequently not hurt by 
the said reflections. More than that 
I thought they were unnecessarily 
severe. S. U Zvo 



Home Agjsin 

Dear Brethren and Sisters .• — 
Through the tender mercies of God 
I am enabled to announce our arrival 
at home, or where we call home, on 
the second instant. My last regular 
report was dated at Goshen, Decem- 
ber 2nd. I attended live more public, 
and three chHrch meetings in said 
conoty. 

In the Elklick branch, Somerset 
county. Pa., I attended fire meetings. 
Thence to the Berlin branch, where 
we attended five appointments. — 
Prom there were conveyed by Elder 
Jacob Blongh across the Alleghany 
mountain, to the Dunnings Creek 
branch, Bedford county, where we at- 
tended four more appointments, and 
thus the labora <>f a long, tedious aud 
Bomewbat peaplexing mission closed. 

On the 2nd, of January, brother C. 
S. Holsinger conveyed us home ; 
that we once more met our family 
connections, nfter an absence of six 
months and a half. What the result 
of the mission will prove to be, time 
must declare. At present things look 
rather gloomy, but I still hope the 
Lord of the harvest will dispel the 
gloom, and cause sunshine to cheer 
and revive the drooping plant. Some 
have demanded a full report, which 
1 do not feel justified to give thl 
the press ; but am prepared to report 
to the authority that sent me. My 
address now is Clover Creek, Blair 
county, Pa. 

Daniel M. Holsinoer. 

January, lllh, 18T2. 

Brother Henry : — Inasmuch as I 
have had the pleasure of reading | 
church news from various parts of 
the brotherhood, which I do love to i 



read r< i a 

reader of the < . I C for 
years, I thought a I 

the I i 

' ity, Indiana, ml Dg 

Our church ia p v. — 

We add from tea to I 

year- . I (en bv 

baptism, and seven by letter; am; 

are glad to see the ark of th<- Lord 

moving, and sinners coming to the 

Savior, willing to learn of him, and 

thus prepare 

ual world. 

In concluHun I wonl Min- 

istering brethren, whether traveling 
East or West, when comb { b] 
of Union City, Indian 
they can, and help us a little by way 
of preaching, a- we have a 
house for that purpose, one and 
half miles from Union City. 
the Lord bless the labor's of the min- 
istering brethren, or servn\ 

T. B. llr.Niur-K. 

I ' t'/y, Ind. 

• » 

Dear Brother: — I am an advocate 
of our periodicals. I think there i 
be much good done with them. 1 
keep love and charity in view at ul! 
times, and the good cause. I have 
thought you might enlarge your cir- 
culation a great deal by sending the 
ipanion to the north, and south, 
to different post-offices, and get them 
to distribute them, and act its. 

I have thought that there might be a 
great deal of good done in this way, 
and souls might be brought to the 
true light, and might crj lay, 

"Sirs, what must I do to saved.'' 
Was there ever any sent to Maine, to 
see after those inquiring souls ? It is 
great to be feared that we are not 
discharging our duty according to the 
greatly commission of our Savior. B 
we all think we have enough to do. 
But the Lord's ways are not our . 
way-. If we would study his ways 
more, we would be more ready to go 
into the work. We are still inert 
ing slowly in our arm of the church. 
I think the feeling towards the breth- 
ren is growing more favorable. The 
people are reading more in our 
country. Yours in brotherly love. 
Sam'l. II. MtM 

New Market, Va. 

Brother Holsinger: — By n 

over my report I noticed several mis- 
takes. Please correct. In the 2nd 
column •> t h line from bottom, 



62 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



ought to read, "was handled," in- 
stead of banded. In the 4th column 
and 12rh line from the top, read send 
instead of set. Same column 15th 
line from the top, read condemned 
instead of "concerned." Same col- 
umn, 21st and 22nd .line, read, how 
could Ihave felt to bless them, in- 
stead "For I would have felt to bless 
tbetn." Same column, 28th line, 
from bottom, omit the word "the." 
Daniel Kkllek. 



DIED. 

We admit no poetry under any oircumstan- 
oesln connection with Obituary Notice.-. e 

wish to use all alike, and we could. not insert 
\ ei sea with all. 

la the Nodaway county, Mo., August 
22nd. 1ST1. AMANDA E. infant daughter of 
friend W. A. and sifter Ma'inda A. FISHER 
ag^ri 1 vear 7 month* a"''. 38 days. The lit- 
tle babe is taken from the embraces and 
cares of its fond parents. Weep not parents 
little Amanda is not dead but gone to him 
who has freed her from sin and death. 'Of 
such is the kingdom of heaver.." Funeral 
services by bietbren Daniel Gliek and J. B. 
Basher, from Matthew 19 : 14. 

S C. Uistaor. 
Visitor, please copy. 

In the boudsof the Beaverdam congre- 
gation, Frederic* countv Md., November 
3nd. 1871. of Tvphoid Fever, oar beloved 
brothor JOHN BAM MOND. aged 49 years 
Brother Jo^n was loved by all who knew 
him, loth in end out of the chinch he was a 
kind and affectionate husband, and we be- 
lieve a christian. When his physician told 
him he must die he said he was prepared.— 
lie leaves a sorrowing widow, a sister in the 
chnr h and many friends to mourn their 
.loss. D. R. Stitcly. 

In Westmoreland county. Pa, January 
.Mb. HENRIETA. daughter of friend C. Dd 
M GRIFFITH, aged 2 years 10 months 18 
days. Funeral services by the writer. In the 
Lu'heran church, at Bakersville, Somerset 

couuty. Pa. . , Tr 

I). 1). Horner. 

lu the bounds of the Pipe Creek cougrega- 
t'on. Md.. January 4th, LYDIA ELLEN 
STAR aged 22 years and 4 days, beloved 
wife of brother, J. Thadeus Bt«r, and daugh- 
ter of our much beloved brother and sister 
Jacob and Hannah YON. Many prayers 
were offered to Go-< the preserver of life, by 
our youug brother and bereaved parents, 
aud surviving tisteis, that she might recove r 
from her affliction ; the most skilled physi- 
cian was called to their assistance to keep 
the k ng of terrors from accomplishing the 
work ofci Bath, but all of no av il. 

On tne 5th v.'e received a message to come 
and assist the ministering brethren, at Pipe 
Creek in the funeral services. We arrived 
at the bouse of brothor Yon ct the appointed 
time, where our young brother, and his com- 
pmion had livd sincj their marriage which 
was not quite one year ago. The first one 
that met us at the door was the weeping 
mother, with tears rolling down her cheeks, 
exclaimed "O how different now Id when 
<^-ou ware here before. From what we learn- 
ed from her father she had cot accepted the 
nieins that God has devised to constitute her 
a member of the church, but she ww 



obedient daughter, seldom going into the 
way of sinners, and taking delight in read- 
ing the word of God. May all our youog 
frieuds who read this notice, prepare fir 
death, and not put off for to-morrow what 
can and ought to be done to-day. 

In Pine Creek congregation, St Joseph 
county, Indiana, November 10th, 1871, LF- 
DI\ ANN, wife of frieud Jacob KE1N- 
HART, ard daughter of brother II ant sister 
C. GEARHART; aged 20 years 3 mouths and 
4 days. 

Also, December 27th, brother HENRY 
GEARHART, aged 45 years C months and 
14 days. 

Also same f • tn i ! y , December 30th, NAN- 
CY GEARHART, aged, IS years 13 days, 
leaving the sister aud three children to 
mourn their loss. Funeral services by Ja- 
cob Hildcbrand aud George Barnh *rt. 

David Clem. 

In the Elklick branch. S merset countv. 
Pa., January 9th of enlargement of the Liver 
brother SAMUEL HOCH3TETLER. o f 
Greenville Township, aged HQ years 1 month 
and 18 days. Occasion ■ iu roved by Ephraim 
Cober o c Berlin District, and C. Berk! 
Proverbs llth chapter litter clause of the 
52 verse. 

C. G. Lint. 
MICHAEL, SHAULI8, was born on the 
25 h da> oi March, 1784 died J nu*ry 18th 
1S72, aged.87 years 9 .month* and '. ! 
Funeral improv d t> v Elder C. G Liut. from 
Job. 19 : 25.2ii M'chael Shaulis was bo^n 
in Brother' Valley Township S >mersei Co . 
Pa. H-- sp >nt all hi* life in Some set coun- 
ty. >nd left ten children, all living yet, 56 
grand children, and 02 great ura d children. 

In the Snake Spring Valley congregat on. 
January 13th, ROBERT on of brother Ja- 
cob and 6ister Emily OAKE3, aged o years 
and 6 mSnths. Fuucnl occasion improved 
by the Brethren, from IS : 3. 

Also in same congregation, Novembei the 
16th. 1871. WILLIAM son of John an : 
D BERT, 3ged 7 vears in months and 13 
days. Funeral ocension improved by A. 
Snowberger, and H. Clapper from Ma.k 
10: 13. • S. A. Moore. 

On the 2-STi day of De-ember, 1871, In Un- 
ion Township, Logan couuty, Ohio. OLIVE 
BELL, daughter of friend Rudy and Eliza- 
neth YODER aged 5 years and 28 days.— 
Disease Diptheria. Funeral preached by El- 
der David Murry of Montgomery county, 
Ohio, being with us at. the time, aud J. L. 
Frantz, and friend John King, minister of 
the Omi-h Church. 

3 L Frantz. 

Died iu the Conemaush church, October 
4th, 1871, shUer AGNES DIM AND aged 69 
jears 11 months and 17 days. She bore her 
afflictions like Job of old. She was confined 
tiher b irs nine months and tome 

days. She lived am died in single life, a 
virgin Indeed. Fnneral occasion im 
by the brethren. Text, Revelation 14 : If. 
Solomon Benshoff. 
In the Palestine branch, Darke countv, 
Ohio, January 5th- eister SARAH FLORY. 
wife of Emanuel FLORY, aged 55 years 9 
mouths aud 17 days. She leaves a sorrow- 
ing husband, one daughter, and many friends 
tomouio her departure, which undoubtedly 
is her great gam, as sister Sarah was an ex. 
emplary md lov<»d by all who knew 

her. D.srase Palsy. Fuu ral occasion im- 
proved by brethren Baker, Kreider, aud the 
writer, from Rev. 14th chapter. 

Thomas B. Weiyick. 



In the Black River church, Medina county, 
Ohio, December 17th, 1871; SUSAN BOL- 
LINGER, daughter of brother Gideon and 
s ster Lydia BOLLINGER, aged 13 years 10 
months and 1 days. Funeral services oy 
brethren HHdebrand aud Garver. 

D. J. Myers. 

Iu the Waterloo congregation, Black Hawk 
county, Iowa, Bister LLIZ iBETH FIRE, 
daughter of brother Jacob and sister FIKE, 
aged 18 years and 10 days. 

Gone home to her rest, where parting will 
be no more, LOV1NA. daughter of brother 
Solomon and sister Elizabeth BALDWIN, 
aged 2 months 1 day Funeral occasion im- 
proved by brother Solomon Benshoff. 

Benj. Benshoff. 

Of Heart Disease in the Sugar Creek con- 
gregation, Samgamon county, 111., on the 
15th day of October, 1871, brother MICH- 
AEL BEEGHLEY, in the 34th year of his 
Bge, He emigrated he r e from Ohio in March 
ls71. Hr; was a brat her that was loved and 
respe ted by all aroand him. He leaves a 
wife and throe children to mourn their loss, 
wliich we hope is his great gain. Fuaeral 
discourse by the brethren, from Hos ;a 13, 
14, to a large aud atteutive congregatiou. 
Daniel Yauiman. 

Died iu the South Sautiam congri aMon, 
Linn county, Oregon, brother NOAH OVER- 
HOLSER, aged 44 years 3 months hu 1 '&% 
days He 1 aves a wife and eight children 
to mourn th> i^l >ss. In his death the courch 
has lost a ti it ; -tud faithful brother, tue la u- 
ily a kind and affectiouate husbaud an I fa- 
ther ; but we hop* oik loss is-his great gain. 
Che deceased moved from Djlphi, Carro.l 
con ity, Indiana, to Oregon, Augu-t 8th 
lSiO. Funeral service by brother Puter 8. 
Gartnan, from Psalms, 103, 1 Peter 1 : 24 15., 
Aaron H. Baltimore. 

Iu the Lost Creek branch. Juniata county, 
November 27th 1871, of Diptheria, son of 
■ rother Joseph and sister SAUSMAN, aged 
6 years 11 mouihs and 14 days. Funeral im- 
proved by brethren Ezra Smith, aud Solo- 
mon Seiber. 

Also, December 1st, 1S7 1, of the same pa- 
ren s, JACOB WALDER S MJSMAN ; aged 
moDths and 22 days. Funeral improved 
by brethren Ezra Smith, and Wm. Kauffman. 

Also. December 3rd, 1S71, of the same pa- 
rents. JOHN LEWIS SAUSMAN, aged 2 
years 8 months and 35 days. Funeral im- 
proved by Ezra Smith. 

Also, December the Oih, 1^7 1, of the same 
parents, JOSEPH E. SAUSMAN, aged 4 
years and 8 days. Funeral improved, by 
Ezra Smith. 

Thus skcD the four little angel forms side 
by side. Nothing is left but the little 
mounds to remind the foud parents that they 
have four little augols iu heaven. 

Ephraim Myers. 

Iu Rome District, Wynudott county, Ohio, 
October 15th, lsl 1, of consumption, HEZE- 
MAH GREEN, aged, <U years 2 mouths and 
23 days. The deceased had loug been per- 
suaded of his duty, but waited for a conven- 
ient season, until brought upon Lis death- 
bed, ne then sent for the writer and others 
of whom he requested to be received into the 
church; but as he could not be moved his re- 
quest could not be complied with. This is 
another solemn waining not to pat off our 
duty toward God for a more convinient 
time. Funeral occasion improved by the 
writer. 

Also in same church, Haueock county, 
Ohio, October, Htb, sister ANNA wife of 
brother So'omon SWin ART, aged 57 vears 



v- 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



68 



:i months and 9 days. Fnncral services by 
the writer and others from Kev. 22 i 14, to a 
large concourse ot people. 

I., ii. Dickey. 
Visitor, please copy. 

In Wayne county, O., Elder JA< OB 
KURTZ, "aired 75 years 11 months and 19 
i|j\>. On the 4th of December last, he was 
thrown fioin his buggy, and had a leg bro- 
ken, and died of the injury January 6th. — 
On the '.'th his remn'mr were placed in I hi 
Paradise burying ground. Funeral services 
by Elder J. Wi.-c, ol'IVi.. in F.nglish, and Bi- 
det J. B. Shoemaker, in German. Text) 
Rev. 14 : 18, 



r 1ST OF MONEYS RECEH ED for 

I j SUBSCRIPTION, BOOKS, 



Ceo Holsopple, 3 00 
Noah TBIougb, I 50 
•I I Cover, 1 50 

Charity, 1 35 

Isaac Price. 1 50 

M J Huffman, 1 50 
Philip bovle, :i00 
J U fcllngluli. 7 Hi' 
Jim 8 Plummer 18 78 
•lohn A Miller, 1 50 
.To i Bblvely, 10 00 

I .G B oner, I 50 

George Wise, 1 rtn 
Rlir.a Pike, 5 25 

MTReir, 1100 

8 A Moore, 1 50 

John Harlacber, 60 
.T B Pilling, L50 

I) Hildabrand, 5 00 
H A Snvder 4 00 

8 W Bollinger, 5 00 
John Haugcr, 1 50 
Oft- Wen rick 1 50 
D. H. Flauger 1 50 
J K Smith, 9 00 

John Smith, 1 50 
H Montgomery, S35 
Daniel Kingery, 1 60 
Martin Bowers, 5 00 
A K Dehoff, 5 00 

Marg Deadorff, 1 50 
George Schrock, 2 00 



Win G Lint, 20 T5 

J-.ii es A Sell, 2 40 
lUelhimer 10 50 
Cat! KSprnkel 1 50 
t-t phen Yoder, 2 00 
George Levan, 1 50 
S. A. Moore, 7"> 

E 'iz ibeth Landis 150 
I i. : --' Eble, 1 50 
I II Riddiesbar- 

K< r, 1 50 

.'. H Pike, 50 

Cassell- 
be,-.\. 1 50 

8im'l J Fike, 1 50 
Polly Witter, 100 
Perry A Fisher, 2 00 
J. L. Glass 9 85 

3 R Ilolsinger, 4 00 
Levi Andes, 16 54 
Lewie W Teeter 11 00 
Daniel Oaks, 1 50 
D R Stitely I 50 

i)«Tid Boselv, 7 60 
S J Livengo'jd 8 85 
Jacob Kintner, 1 50 
S M Foltz, 75 

E Miller, 1 50 

P R Wrightsman 1 50 
8 A Garber, 4 70 

J P Horning, 55 



Pittsburg and Connollsville R. R. 

TIME TABLE. 

» ■ 

Commencing on Monday. October loth. 1S71. 
at .' o'clock. P. II. 



ElSTWtRI). | 




WBST1 


VARU. 

1 Cum 
| Mail 


Cnm 1 Bait 
Mail 1 Exp. 


STATIONS. 


Cin. 
Exp. 


*, u 


P. M. 




A. M. 


P. M 


050 


800 


Pittsburg 


10 15 


6 10 


10 21 


9 57 


Brad foul 


808 


3 30 


LO 5.") 


10 10 


Connellsviilo 


800 


2 95 


1 20 


11 56 


Mineral 1 dot 


5 53 


11 22 


1 40 


12 15 


Garre 


5 38 


1102 


157 


1228 


DALtlCITY 


523 


1045 


:; 16 


1 38 


Bridgeport 


4 15 


9 35 


400 


300 


Cumberland 


3 I' 


840 


, M. 


* u. 




v.p 


A.M 



ctoid zpriiitii-ig' 

NEATLY EXECUTED 

Iu;iilit> rations branches, from -i 
oardwith one.wordto u full sheet p 
at the offi fthe 

-CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION." 
All kiii'ls of Legal Blanks kept o 

hand. 
BILLHEADS, 

LETTER HEADS, 
CHECKS, 

ENVELOPES, 
CARDS, 

VENDUE BILLS 
&c, &&, Sic, 

an., kc, &c, 

Will be printed and sent 1 »y n i a i 1 , free of 
postage, to any pari if the I'nited States 
at prices comparing with the most reason- 
able 
Address all orders I i 

HENRT R.HOLSINGER, 

DALE CITY, PA. 



• Ai.YK.in ( OLL] 
FOR SALE AT TRUSTEES S ILE 
Tk< oed Trustees offer at prtraU 

sale, Calrert College, situated in New Wind- 

1 arro'l county, lad. 
For circula's containing full particular 1 !, 
with photograph of buildings apply to 
W. 8-rorrFEn, Cashier, 1st Nat. Hank. 

I Wind«or. Md. 
CMABIiM B. BOBUtTS, Attorney at Law. 

itmlntUr, Ml 



Advert Iseturnt-H . 
"IT^E will iwmii a limited number of selec 
VV advertisements at the following rates 
One Insertion, 20 cents a line. 
Each subsequent insertion 15 cents a line. 
Yearly advertisements, 10 cents a line. 

No standing advertisement of more than 
2} lines will be admitted, and no cuts will be 
nxerted on anv consideration* 



The Christian Harp, containing 138 
uagcs of choice hymni set to music in char- 
acter notes- Price per single copy, post paid 
86 cents. $S.00 per dozsn. 

//. R. HO L.SIXG /;/:, 
Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 



t GENS WANTED EVEYWHERE 

t\ To Canvass for our POPULAR WORKS, 
Specially suited to 6ales through Agents. 

PLAIN HOME TALK. 

A work that ,-honld be in every family in 
the land. 12ino. 011 pages, profusely illus- 
trated. Price, t-lcgautly bound, $3 25. 
The Lost City orCUcago as it was and as it is. 
A book brim full of thrilling interes" and start- 
ling incidents : profusely illustrated. Orders 
filled in the order received. Price, elegantly 
bound, *1 50. WELLS' EVERY MAN HIS 
OWN LAWYER, and United States Form 
Book. A complete Business Man's Guide for 
every State in the Uuion. 12mo. COO pages, 
Price. $200. 
11 ELLS' lUmtrat'd Xational HAXD BOOK- 

A book for everybody. Price, elegantlv 
bound, 11.50. 

All the above, are works that meet with 
rap^d sales. Oar agents are doing extraordin- 
ary well with tb';uj. Full descriptive conti- 
dcutial circulars, bcut on application, and 
sample copies ofeither of the works sent post 
paid on receipt cf price. 

We want good live Agents : nion who can 
fully appreciate the merits of the work, and 
the fact thai is rn eu a universal want. — 
Agents who desire to do yood as well as make 
money. Address: Wells & Co., 432 Broom 
.-.tre t. New York* 

8-3-1 5t. 



A GUKA T IXDC'EML'XT. can be had 
by good, honest parties, to sell, or manufac- 
ture on royalty, my metalic Patent Pain' 
Brush. For particulars address 

S. BrULI.lNfiKR. WlI.I.IAM>VII.I.E. 

Erie countv. X. \'- 
8-S 1 



NO MORE LAMP EXPLOSIONS 

The Orient Safety Laiap will not break, 
leak, or explode. Dae tli-se lamps and or- 
nament your houses. Save your liv 
your homes, save your children. A glass 
Lamp is a Magazine, more dangerous than 
gunpowder, and with the torch already 
lighted. For sale by 

GlLLEBI- r. A: LOCKARO, A'jn. 

New Storp, DALE CITY, Pa. 

Jan. 10th, 1878. 



Dr. U. M. BEACHLEY'S 
FAMILY MF.DK'AL DEPOT. 
Of *IQB AND DSUO STOJtJB, 

ON MAIN Street, 

Dals Citt, Somerset Co., l'a. 



I nil 1-huI <. til«l<- tor Catting (inr- 
nirntN. 

By which every family may cut Its own 
garments for men and boys, of twenty six 
different sizes ; for Coats, Pants, Vests, and 
Shirts, and Ladies' Dress Bodies. Agents 
wanted to sell State, County, and 1 
Rights. For Particulars 

address Miu.br <fe Qonor, 

Tyrone, Blair On.. Pa. 



.HOW TOGO WEST." 

Forty years ago, Illinois was as far Wr.-t 
as - o?t people wished to go, and journeys 
*-era made in the legendary "Prairie Schoon- 
er,'' but in these days of Progress am Im- 
provement, the word West has come to mean 
Iowa. Nebraska. Kansas, Colorada, Califor- 
nia, aud the Territories, and the Traveler 
reach 's almost any point therein by a «plen- 
did Line of Railroad. 

This Line of Railroad is the Burlington 
Route, ivhich starts from Chicago oyer the 
Chicago, Burlington it Quincy R. R., from 
Indianapolis, over the Indianapolis, Bloom- 
ington & Western Short Line, tnd from Lo- 
gansaort, over the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw 
R. R., and running through BtJBUjreTOV, 
reaches Omaha. Lincolen, Nebraska City, 
Pt. Joseph, Atchison. Leavenworth and Kan- 
sas City, connecting with the Union Pacific. 
Kansas Pacific and oiher Railroads running 
from those cities. 

Always go '-By way of Burlinston" and 
you wdi be. sure to be right. 

The Burlington Rome has admirably an- 
swered the question, "How to go West ?" by 
the publication of a truthful and inter-sting 
document, filled with facts in regard to Time, 
Connections, Accommodations, rates of 
Fare and otner Interesting items and illus- 
trated bv a large map, truthfully showing 
the whole West, which they distribute free 
of charge. Copies, and additional informa- 
tion can be obtained by addressing, General 
Passenger Agent. B. A M. R. R , Burlington, 
i Iewa. 



64 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



The Finklc A Lyon Sewing Ma- 
chine, with Drop Feed, new Take-up, new 
Elemmer, &C, is now offered to agents on 
more liberal terms. Also, Second-hand Ma 
chines taken in exchange, or the new im 
provements applied. 

Every Machine is warranted First Class, 
and if tbe purchaser does not so regard it af- 
t ■ . a fair trial, he can return it, and money 
refunded. 

N. B. Wanted traveling agents to visit 
each town, distributing circulars, explaining 
the improvements, etc., etc., who can make 
$200 per month. Address LYON'S MUTU 
AL S. M. Co. 



A Card. 

Dre. D. Fahrncy & Son, Uroscopian Phys- 
iciaus, continue, the practice of Medicine at 
the old stand, near Boonsboro, Md. They 
treat all forms of Chronic Diseases with mar- 
ked success.. Can be addressed by letter, and 
they can send medicine to any part of the 
Uuited States, wherever there is an express 
office. Post office address, Boonsboro, Wash- 
ington County, Md. 

7-10- 1 yr. pd. 

nso 1370 

ARE YOU AFFLICTED OR SICK ? 
Use Or. Fahrney's Blood Cleans- 
er or Panacea. 

An Alterative and Catharie, or Tonic aud 
Puree combined, for diseases arising from 
bad blood ; such as Costiveness, Dyspepsia 
Sick Headache, Livei Complaint, Jaundice, 
Erysipelas, Worms, Chills and Fever, Scrof 
ula, Pimpies, Tetter, &c. Try It. 

Established 173 i in package form. Estab 
lished nearly 20 years a<ro in 'liquid form 
which was brought to its present state of 
preservation and perfection some years later, 
by Dr. P. Fahrncy, Chicago, Ill's, who con 
ducts the trade west of Ohio. Great reputa- 
tion ! Many Testimonials ! Ask for that 
prepared at Waynesboro, Pa., and Chicago, 
Ill's. Bcwa'-e of imitations. Genuine re- 
tails at $1.25 per bottle. Druggists and 
Medicine dealers sell it. 

Dr.. P. Fahrney's "Health Messenger" gives 
the history and l ses of the Blood Cleanser 
testimonials, am. other information, sent 
free of charge. Addre-R 

S>r. P. Fahrney's Bros. «& Co. 
Waynesboro. Pa. 

pREAT EXCITEMENT! 

VJ J. N. FICIITNER, 

of Berlin, Pa., has caused a great excite- 
ment in the County by bringing • into our 
midst the very popular aud far-famed WEED 
(F. F.) SEWING MACHINE. All who 
have tried it give this as their decision: 
"The Weed runs lighter, has less gearing, 
is more easily managed, and takes less time 
to understand it than any other machine now 
in the county." 

The WEED has no con-wheels, no spring 
or compound levers, and is sold at prices 
ranging from » 00 to $150. Each machine 
is famished with a tucker, quilter, baster 3 
hemmers, feller, corder, ruffler, fringer, 
braider, and a self.sewer, gratis. 

Satisfaction^ U ARAN TEED. 

Call on or address, 

J. N. FICHTNER, 
7-47-St.s' :i,1\\ PA 

Ofli /e in Donner'snew baildi i r 

FOXES POISONED.— Full instructions In 
a Copyright Book for 50 cents. Address. 
J.T. MOXLEY, Owass.o, Mich,. 747-3m.* ' 




For Sen':; at t'/is OJJice. 



flic Emphatic Diaglott; Or, The .New 

Testament in Creek and English. Containing the 

ek Text of tbe New Testament, witli 

lu/ei'lincary Word-for-word English Translation. 

\ Bti lente in TUeoloj 

By Benjamin Wilson. Price, $4. 

'Z-. ■.' 1-Boofr for Home Improvement I 
"How to Write," "How to Talk." 
"How to h " and " How to do Busin 
Indispensable. 
Life ;jt Home; or tlio Family and itw 

ine HuBbande and Wive-. Par 
iplo 

. cio. "i!y 

tknian $1.60 ; 

?2;iii {si 3;c:ic*:-i i:n<\ in Geology! Or Tbe 

:' Man's Crei I by S( I- 

■;' bin Origin and < lity. By 

Cloth $l.ou 

■low f> E£#a<l Character. A newHlustra- 

ook of Phrenology aud Physio 

. . . i' ij>T re- 

1 - of i Lie different Organu of the 

Bruin . tar, with up- 

- i'lt-.J Siigri , :[u, 11.26. 

Wedlocis ; or. the Right Relations of the 
Di he Law* of Conjugal Selection, and 

marry. By S 
R. Wi. ■ ^ 

Oratory— Sacred and Secular; or, 1 

aker. With Chairman'e Gnide 
for conduct tug Pub ■ io the 

lEsop's Fables. The People's Pictorial Edition. 

Reanti lustra 

'v.- - Only$l. 

tight Word in the j;i-.I»t Place. 

A New Pocket Dictionary and Reference Book. 
I Term -.'ibi-evi 
atious, Phrases. Writing for tbe 

1 ' iding, and other Valua'<.. 

Cloth, rs cents. 
Any of the above sent by mail, post-paid. On re 
eiiit of prti e. 

The Phrenological Journal, an 

•illustrated, First-class Family Magazine, 
devoted to the 'Science of Man" Subscrip- 
tion mice, $3,00 a year. By a special ar- 
rangement we are enabled to oflVr the 
Pfinnological Journal and Christian Fam- 
ily Comjmnion together for $3,50 or with 
tbe nous Youth for, §3,00. we commend 
the Journal to all who want a good Family 
Magazine, and who don't! 

New Hymn Books. 

TLAIN SHEEP BINDING. 

One copy, post paid, 0.75 

12 copies, post paid, 8.50 

PLAIN ARABESQUE BINDING. 

One copy, post paid, 0.75 

12 copies, post paid, S.50 

Turkey Morocco, 

One copy, post paid. 1 00 

Pe v dozen, 11.25 

German and English Plain Sheep 

One copy, post pain, 1.00 

Per dozen 10.3 

Turkey Morocco, Ger. & Eng. 

One copy, post paid 1.35 

Per dozen *« « 10 30 

PLAIN SINGLE GERMAN- 
One eepy, post psin, 50 

PGr doyen , (j g.Sf) 



Christian Harp, contaning 
I 128 pages of choice hymns set to music in 
character notes. Price per 6ingle copy, post 
paid 35 cents. #8.00 per dozen. 

If evisetf Sew Testament. 

OCTAVO PICA EDITION. 

Plain Clotb Binding, post paid, $2.00 

Sheep Strong Binding, post paid, 2.50 

18 MO. EDITION. 

Plain Cloih Binding, post paid, $1.00 

Sheep Strong Binding, 1.25 

32 MO-, SUNDAY SCHOOL EDITION. 35 

The Song-Crowned King.— A new 

singing book set in character notes. 144 oc- 
tavo pages, bound in boards. New and old 
tunes. Price 60 cents. $6.00 per dozen. 
Companion Volume 3,bonnd post paid, $2.7 
Reserved at the office, 11.25 
Nead's Theology, Post Paid, 1.45 

" Wisdom & Power of God Post Paid 1.40 
Brethren's Encyclopedia. $1.70 
Treatise on Trine Immersion B. F. Moo- 
maw, prepaid, .75 

Debate en Immersion, Qninter & Snyder, 
8ingle copy, post paid, .75 

12 copies, by Express, 7.00 

Pious. Companion, 8. Kinsey, p06t paid, .45 
Browns Pocket Concordance, -60 

German & English Testaments, .75 

Jenkins' Vest-Pocket Lexicon 

an English Dictionary of all except familiar 
words, omitting what everybody knows, and 
containing what everybody wants to know. 
Price 75 cents, postpaid. 

Certificates Ac. 

Marriage-Certificate, per loz., post paid, 0.30, 
cewtipicates of membership. Per doz, 0.2u 
•"F RACT8. — Religious dialogue, 12 pages 
1 five cents single copy; thirty cents a doz. 
All orders should be accompanied with tbe 
money and the name of person, post-office, 
county and State written iu unm istakable 
letters, and addressed to, 

FI. R. Holsingek. 

Dale City, Pa. 



THE 

Christian Family Companion. 

Is published every Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
by Henn R. Holsinger, who i6 a member of 
the Church of the Brethren, sometimes known 
by the name of "German Baptists," and 
vulgarly or maliciously called " Dunkardx." 

The design of the work i6 to advocate truth , 
expose error, And encourage the true Christian 
on his wav to Zion. 

It assumes that the New Testament is the 
Will of God, aud that no one can have the 
promise of salvation without observing all iti 
requirements ; that among these are Faith, Re 
per.tance, Prayer, Baptism by trine immer 
sion, Feet Washing, the Lord's Supper, the 
Holy Communion. Charity, Non-conformily to 
the world, and a full resignation to the whole 
will of God as he has revealed it through his 
Son Jesus Christ. 

So much of the affairs of this world a3 may 
be thought necessary to the proper observance 
of the sign3 ol I . or sue as may tend 

to the motal, mental, or physical benefit ol 
the ' !1 bliflhed; ..hus reaov- 

!l occasion for ■■ o contact with 

Valkc Literary or Political jonr 

Sal .i at any tin 

ecimei 
, i nclosing a t tamp. 
.■Vdrire- P. R. HdLSINGER, 

Dalb City 8oraereet Co., Pi- 



aflmstiiitt ejfamilg tymym&m. 



BY H. B. HOLSINQEB. 



" Wtioaoever \ot 



keepetb my commandmtnLs '— Jiscb. 



Volume VIII. DALE CITY, PA., TUESDAY, JAN. 30, 1872. 



At 81.60 Per Annui. 

Nl'Ml.l.ll ". 



The CiOMpCl 'liirnci. 

Why .stand you here idle, my friends all the day. 
Your moments are fleeting they'll .-nun paae away ; 
Tho market is open, the stores \ on may see, 
Then come take in welcome, all things here are free; 
Here are all things provided for >iniK rs undone, 

And your'e all invited and welcome to come. 

Here's mercy and pardon, here's love and free g] 
Hero's strong consolation, here's great joy and peace ; 
Here's hope tor the hopeless, the weary find rest ; 
Here are all things in plenty for the poor and distressed. 
And the market is open, the stores you may see, 
Then come take in welcome, nil things here are free- 

Here's clothes for the naked, hero all may be clad ; 
Here's bread for the hungry, your souls may be fed ; 
Here's Manna from heaven, this food is divine. 
Fat things full of marrow, and wine well refinod. 
And the market is open, the stores you may see ; 
Then come take in welcome, all things here are free. 

Hire's oil, milk and honey, a plen'y in store, 
Sufficient for thousand-, yea. millions and more ; 
Here's halm f < >r the wounded, here's strength for tin: weak- 
Here cordials divine are prepared for the sick. 
And the market is open, the stores you may see- 
Then come take in welcome, all things here arc free. 

Here's med'eine for healing, all given out free. 
Here's eye-salve for eyes for to make them to see ; 
Here cripples are healed, the lame made to walk. 
The deaf made to hear and the dumb made to talk. 
And the market is open, the stores you may sec. 
Then come take in welcome, all things here are free 

Here the lepers are cleansed, and purged from their sores. 
Here sinners are pardoned, and souls are made pure ; 
Here bond-slaves are ransom' d and free'dfroiu their chains, 
Here all that are willing are eas'd of their pain-. 
And the market is open, the stores you may see. 
Then come take in welcome, all things here are free. 

Here's armor and weapons for soldiers to wield, 
A breastplate, a hemlct. a sword and a shield , 
The poor receive riches, a crown for the head. 
Eternal salvation and life from the dead. 
And the market is open, the stores yon ma;. 
The come take in welcome, all things here are free- 
Then come all ye needy, ye poor ar.d distressed. 
Come and receive freely and be ever blessed ; 
O come without money to Jesus and buy. 
Then love him and praise him forcve.' on hi.di- 
Here are all things provided for sinners undone, 
And you're all invited and welcome to come. 

Amos E. Wells. 



Pot the ' 
Ton Fumilj in "the Vallej ot Aclior. 

KV <'. II. BALSBAUGB 

1 am feeble and attenuated, and writing is ;i 
task, but I feel as if the Lord wanted m- 
"stir up your pure minds by way of remem- 
brance." I knew a man, many years ago, who, 
in a state of intense excitement, was anxiously 
seeking an article which he thought he had 
lost. He was told that the object which he was 
in such hot pursuit of, uxu in his hand. So w- 
sometimes need be reminded, when the enemies 
of God '"breathe out threatenings and slaugh- 
ter," and "gnash" on the righteous -'with their 
teeth," that "God is our refuge and strength, a 
very present help in trouble," and that "the 
Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him 
in truth." "Lo, 1 am with you always," 

I rejoice that you are not ashamed of "the re- 
proach ot the cross,"- contending earnestly for the 
faith, which was oncedelivered unto thesaints,"de- 
spite "the blasphemy of them which say they 
are christians, and are not, but are the syna-. 
gouge of Satan." Every object in nature, every 
event in providence, every circumstance in life, 
which Christ employed as vehicles of His wis- 
dom and love in unfolding the scheme of redemp- 
tion, the arch-fiend can wield as instruments of 
his malice in harrassing saints and luring sinners 
into endless perdition. The very Tree which 
God specified as the test of man's fealty, and the 
turning-point of his destiny, is the easy means 
of his Satanic Princeship to effect his ruin. 
The crowing of the*cock can be the signal ibr 
some diabolic act, as well as the call of God to 
repentance. 'The messenger of Satan" is not 
always "a thorn in the fiesl)," but may come in 
the form of objects dear as our own lite. It k- a 
man's foes shall be they of his own household," 
no marvel if our man-converted, man-worship- 
ping neighbors turn into swords and spears. 

Sectarianism is one of the ugliest, most re- 
lentless devils that confronts the church • 
Just as certainly as the brethren adhere to the 
principles of the Gospel, presenting the truth in 



66 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



its naked severity, holding the torch of Heaven 
into the face of the '"mother of harlots," we will 
be "defamed and made as the tilth of the world, 
and the offscouring of all things." Antichrist 
is lull ol heads and horns — ingenious in devices 
and unscrupulous in their execution — and "full 
of names of blasphemy." Every head, every 
horn, and every name are leagued together for 
the discomfiture of the "little flock,"' and thirst 
ior the blood of those who know but "one Lord, 
one faitb, one baptism." Whosoever "believes 
man rather than Gcd," is hitched to the devil's 
car, holds loose the reins ot pride and prejudice, 
(hives with the fury of Jehu and the ruthless- 
ness of an Arab, and paves his way with those 
"whose names are written in the Lamb's Book 
of Life." 

But God can draw a camel through the eye 
ol a needle. The "faithful saying, and worthy 
of all acceptation," includes those who "perse- 
cute the church of God, and waste it." Saul, 
the "chiel of sinners," and the most malignant 
persecutor, may become Paul the chief apostle. 
Out of the foulest pool the sun can raise a dew 
drop as ' : clear as crystal." Out of the foulest 
clay the Great Potter can mould a "vessel unto 
honor" for the palace of His glory. The mur* 
derer of the Lord of Lile and Glory were to 
have the first < ff-rs of reconciliation. "B?gin. 
ning at Jerusalem." When your enemies spit 
their venom at you, return the affront with "milk 
and honey." When they spill their gall, show 
them the Wood that embodies the patience and 
long-suffering i I God, and demonstrates the pows 
er and glory of the cross in returning good for 
evil. Kindness kills more promptly than pois- 
on. Be just as bold as a good conscience and a 
righteous cause will allow ; and as humble and 
self-sacrificing and pacific as only a follower of 
the crucified can be. If you can drive a spline 
ter ot the wood of Calvary into the quick of 
some persecutor, the whole cross may follow, en- 
mity will be slain, and Christ will "see of the 
travail of His soul and be satisfied." Be not 
eartened. To Zion is published the "good 
tidings," "thy G«d reigneth" "Fear not, thou 
worm Jacob * * * * I will help thee, saith the 
Lord, and thy Redeemer, the Lloly One of Isra- 
el," Eighteen centuries have not made Christ 
decrepit. He is still the "Wonderful," "the 
Mighty God," the depositary of 'all power in 



Heaven and in earth." In Him is still garner- 
ed "all the tullness of the Godhead bodily." 

i His heart is still warm with sympathy for those 
who are bone of His bone, flesh of His flesh, 
and spirit of His spirit. His arm is sinewed 
with omnipotence for the preservation of His 
elect. "Fear not," is His message of comfort. 
1 '/ will heli) rf iee " ls His gracious promise. "Saiih 
the Lord, thy Redeemer" is the guarantee that 

i '•'■all his promises are yea and amen''' "Beliey- 
est thou this '"? When your burdens are heav- 
iest, and your trials most harrassing, and you 
are greeted with scowls and hisses and taunts 
when you go abroad, put Christ to the proof, 

I and see whether He is not as gcod as His word. 
"Said I not unto thep, that it thou wouldest he> 

J lieve, thou shouldest see the glory of God." Go 
forward, and "roll away the stone'' at His bid- 
ding, no matter how much corruption may be 
uncovered by your fidelity. "Take hold of his 
strength," and hesitate not to undertake yreat 
things for Him when you have only the means 
of doing a little. Hand the loaves and fishes to 
Him, and He will return them with a benedic- 
tion that will work wonders. Worms may be- 
come the executors of the Divine behest, spar* 
roivs the expositors of the Divine goodness, ra> 
ven» the almoners of the Divine beneficence, and 

pitchers, lamps, and trumpets, the media of Di- 
vine power, and the instruments of deliverance 
to the Israel of God. Jonah 4 : 7. Matth. 10 : 
29. 1 Kings 17:6. Judges 7 : 20. Not 
more certainly will a wheel turn when placed 
under a waterfall, than the soul will become 
"mighty to the pulling down of strongholds'' 
when placed in "the way of righteousness." Be 
in the Divine order, and you will be in the Di- 
vine movement. You will be in the all-com- 
prehending economy as "a wheel in the middle 
of a wheel." Ezekiel 1 : 16. "Whithersoever 
the spirit is to go, you go." God will be in 
your impulses, in your aspiratious, your wrest- 
lings, self-sacrifices, self-searchings, and holy en- 
deavors, by His spirit, as He is in the sunrise by 
the laws of nature. Stand in the princely rank 
of God's begotten, exhibit the true nobility of 
an heir of the Most High, pluck out your eyes 
and cut off vour hands and feet to maintain 

m 

your position, and you will be "more than con- 
querous through Him that loved you. Study 
"the good word of God" diligently, and give 



CHRISTIAN FAMILYCOMPANION. 



67 



yourselves anew to Jesus every day. Be ' ii. 
nothing terrified by your adversaries." To them 
your serenity and steadfastness may be the "ev- 
ident token of perdition," but to "you of salva- 
tion and of God." Never strike your colors. 
Lift up "Christ Jesus, and Him crucified," 
though earth and hell combine to intimidate 
you. Let the dear Name Emmanuel glow in 
letters of living light on your foreheads, that an- 
gels and men my know that you "are sealed un- 
to the day of redemption." Keep your altar 
ever smoking, your lamps ever trimmed and 
burning, and await with patience the coming 
of the Bridegroom, and the glorious day of your 
coronation. 

Union Deposit, Dauphin Co., Pa. 

Treatment ot the Bible. 

Infidels strike their penknife through this 
Book, because they say that it is cruel and inde- 
cent. There are things in Ezekiel and Solo- 
mon's Songs that they don't want it read in their 
families. Ah ! if the Bible is so pernicious, 
just show me somebody that has been spoiled 
by it. A thousand dollars reward if you will 
show me a man who has been made cruel or 
obscene or reckless by the Bible ! While you 
are trying in vain to pick out such an one, I 
will show you five hundred men in this audi- 
ence who have by it been tamed out of rudeness 
and lifted up out of sin, and enriched with innu- 
merable virtues. — De Witt lalmadge. 



The Bible should be endeared to us not only 
because of its inspired contents, which have 
been the support and comfort of so many on their 
way to eternity, and ot ourselves also, but be- 
cause it has passed through and triumphantly 
emerged from so many conflicts with enemies of 
the truth and righteousness. How numerous, 
fierce, determined, and mighty have been the ef- 
forts made to destrov it ! 

When we sit down in the quiet ot our homes 
to read the dear old Bible, we little think of 
the struggle that was made to bring treasure to 
light, and break the clasp and remove the seals 
imposed by priests and Popes. Precious treas- 
ure ! It is the story of shed blood ; its history 
is written in blood. . 

More things are wrought by prayer 
Thftn this world dreams of. Wherefore let thy voice 



untain for me otghl and <lay. 
For what are men better than sheep or K" iltH 
That nourish ;i bund life within the brain, 

If kuowintf God. they lift not bands of prayer 

Hotb for themselves and Uioho who call them friend ' 

For so the whole round earth is every way 

Bound by gold chains about the feet of (Jod. — Tenny 

\o Home. 

There are thousands who know nothing of th 
blessed influences of a comfortable home, mere 
ly from the want of thrift or from dissipated 
habits. Youth was spent in frivolous amuses 
ments and demoralizing associations, leaving 
them at middle age, when the intellectual and 
the physical man should be in its greatest vigor 
enervated and without one laudable ambition. 
Friends long since lost, confidence gone, and 
nothing to look to in old age but a mere toler- 
ation in the community where they should be 
ornaments. No home to fly to when wearied 
with the struggles incident to life ; no wife to 
cheer them in their despondency ; no children 
to amuse them, and no virtuous household to 
give zest to the joys of lite. All is -blank and 
there is no hope or succor except that which is 
given out by the hands of public or private char- 
ities. When the family of an industrious and 
sober citizen gathers around the cheerful fire of 
a wintry day, the homeless man is seeking shel- 
ter in the station-house, or begging for a night's 
rest in the outbuilding of one who started in life 
at the same time, with no greater advantages ; 
but honesty and industry built up that house, 
while dissipation destroyed the other. — The Gol- 
den Censer. 

Not All Alike — We shall find it very useful 
to ourselves to remember this lesson. We must 
not expect all believers in Christ to be exactly 
alike one another. We must not set down otheis 
as having no grace because their expprience does 
not entirely tally with our own. The sheep in the 
Lord's flock have severally their own peculiar- 
ities. The trees in the Lord's garden are not 
all precisely alike. All true servants of God 
agree in the principal things of religion. Al! 
feel their sins, and all trust in Christ. Put in mi- 
nor matters they often differ widely. Let not i 
deepise another on this account. There will 
Marthas and there will be Mai rch 

till the Lord comes. — Ryle. 



G8 



C1I1USTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. 
Cirt>at la the Mystery «>l Godliness 

" God was manifest in the flesh, justified 

in the Spirit) seen o!' angels, preached unto 
the Gentiles, believed on In the world, re- 
ceived up iuto i^loiy." 1 Tim. 3: 10. 

The unity existing between God 
and Jesus Christ is in such close con- 
nection that it is hard to distinguish 
or to separate them. That Jesus 
Christ is the unoriginatod and eternal 
God cannot be proven by the scrip- 
tures. Christ is termed the Son of 
God. Son supposes Father, and gen- 
eration and time — antecedant. Con- 
sequently the man Christ had a be- 
ginning. The term son was not ap- 
plied to the divinity of Jesus Christ, 
but to his humanity. If we make 
the distinction between the divine 
and human nature of Christ, there 
will not be much difficulty in the 
way. 

Jesus never desired to impose upon 
the Jews that his fleshly body was 
the great God. There was the mys- 
tery. The Jews did not understand 
bim. But in him that is in the hu- 
man body of Jesus* dwelleth the full- 
ness of the Godhead bodily. Col. 2:9. 
And if the body of Jesus Christ is 
to be understood as God, where was 
our God while Jesus was in the 
tomb? Had the divine nature of Je- 
sus remained with him, all the pow- 
ers of bell could uot have put him to 
deatb. H< ar humanity cry out upon 
the cross: " My God, why hast thou 
forsaken me?" Here you discover 
that God, the divine essence, had fled, 
and left Jesus in the hands of his 
murderers : but the third day that di- 
vine power returued, and Christ rose 
triumphant out of lha tomb. The 
glorified body of Christ is represent- 
ed as sitting at the right hand of the 
Father, making intercession for the 
saints. But, says Jesus, " I and my 
Father are one;" one in essence, one 
in the great plan of redemption. — 
" God was in Christ reconciling the 
world unto himself." Here again is 
the distinction between the Father 
and the Son, that is the glorified body 
of Jesus. The term Son cannot be 
applied to the divine nature of Jesus 
Christ with any propriety whatever. 
That Jesus Christ was the eternal, 
unoriginated God is absurd. He 
was, as regards his birth, conceived 
by the Holy Ghost and born of the 
Virgin Mary. The person of Christ 
was not the eternal God. The scrip- 
tures inform us that Christ shall 



reign until he has put all his enemies 
umit r his feet and the last enemy 
shall be death; then he shall deliver 
up the kingdom to the Father, that 
God may be all in all. Then the 
Son will be subject to the Father. — 
Here again you see the distinction be- 
tween the Father and the Son. 

Elder Henry Koontz. 

For the Companion. 
Universalism not ot God. 

There are men in the world, who 
have attached themselves to a society, 
or fraternity, known by the name of 
Universalists ; who claim that they 
believe all mankind will be made hap- 
py in heaven, and made to bask in 
the sunshine of eternal felicity with 
the power of an endless life ; though 
they repent not. And to the great 
grief, and sorrow of the unworthy 
writer, he has near relatives who are 
strong advocates of the doctrine. 

There was sometime since a minis- 
ter of the fraternity in our vicinity, 
and tried to preach a few sermons as 
they call it ; and, we fear, has sown 
some seed which may terminate in 
the utter destruction of some poor 
soul, should no remedy be applied. 
This fact causes serious thoughts to 
roll across our mind, and upon these 
considerations we feel like penning a 
few thoughts upen an investigation 
of the subject, though with some del- 
icacy, for we do not like to differ with 
any one ; but we feel that we should 
vindicate the truth upon all occasions 
and at all times. 

Universalism has all the marks of 
being the doctrine of Satan, which 
attended the temptation in Eden. Its 
purpose, and its result are the same. 

Universalism answers very well 
to the false teaching, which in the 
days of the Apostles and prophets 
seduced men from the path of truth 
to the w r ay of death. In no way can 
Universalism bepo well described as 
by reading caref Jlly, with the scruti- 
nizing principles of obedience, the 
prophets and all the Epistolary writ- 
ings of the apostles. It fulfils the 
prediction of the apostles in respect 
to the errors of the latter times. — 
For such are "false apostles, deceit- 
ful workers, transforming themselves 
into the apostles of Christ. And no 
marvel ; for Satan hinfself is trans- 
formed into an angel of light. Uni- 
versalism makes the Bible an un- 
meaning, a deceptive book. 



If Universalism be true, the Bible 
has misled the great mags of man- 
| kind ; the most devoted students, for 
over eighteen hundred years ; and 
even Martyrs at the stake have died 
in defence of sentiments which were 
false. 

Universalism is disproved by the 
Bible, that death is the penalty of 
sin, which men may escape by repen- 
tance. The penalty is not natural 
death ; from that no man can escape, 
though he does repent. The penalty 
is not spirtual death ; for that is the 
crime. It is eternal death. When 
God said to our first parents : "In 
the day that thou eatest thereof thou 
shalt surely die," the term death, 
does not mean annihilated or extinct : 
but simply to be separated, for the 
righteous die a natural death as well 
as the wicked ; hence the spirit is 
separated from the body, for a short 
season. But the spirit of the right- 
eous never dies, because it is never 
separated for God dwells in the right- 
eous, while tabernacling in the flesh. 
We are taught by the apostle that if 
we have not the spirit of Christ we 
are none of his ; hence it is that if we 
have not his Spirit here in the flesh, 
there is a separation to take place, 
beyond the tomb, when it shall be 
said by the great Judge of the quick 
and dead : "Depart from me, for I 
never knew you." 

Universalism is computed by the 
large class of texts which run through 
the entire Bible, and which compare 
this life to a race, or warfare ; which 
presents conditions to salvation which 
leaves the event doubtful, and the 
danger certain. 

Universalism is contrary to the re- 
peated declarations of Christ, in re- 
spect to the certainty, nature, and 
endless duration of future punish- 
ment, as found in the first sermon, 
and in the entire record of his teach- 
ings. 

We will first notice briefly, some of 
the Savior's warnings in his sermon 
referred to, and his teachings gener- 
ally. 

In that sermon he describes the 
class of men who are blessed and ac- 
cepted of God, and during his teach- 
ing here on earth, he adverts to the 
broad way through which the throng- 
ing multitudes go down to death, 
and points out the narrow way, in 
which few travelers are found. 

He mentions sius, the commission 
of which exposes men to hell fire ; a 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION 






lire which ahull never be quenched. — 
Ho urges men to lav op for them- 
selves treasures in heaven, lor so only 
can they have inheritance there. lie 
very plainly teaches that all who 
heed DOt his words, will, in the last 
day, resemble the foolish man who 
built his house upon the sand, and 
was ruined in the hour of teinpe.-t, 
and storm. lie further tells his fol- 
lowers Dot to fear them who can kill 
the body, but are not able to kill the 
soul ; but rather fear bim who can 
destroy both soul and. body in hell. — 
"But I will forewarn yon \*hom ye 
shall fear, l'ear him which after he 
Until killed, hath power to cast into 
bell ; yea 1 say unto xou, fear him." 
We will now notice for a few mo- 
ments, the rich man, and Lazarus. 
Luke L6 : 19-23, 'There was a cer- 
tain rich man. which was clothed in 
purple and line linen, and fared sump- 
tuously every day. Aud there was a 
certain begger named Lazarus, which 
was laid at bis gate, full of sores. — 
And desiring to be fed with the 
crumbs which fell from the rich man's 
table: moreover the dogs came and 

licked hia .-ores. And it came to pass 
thai the beggar died, aud was carried 
by the angels into Abraham's bosom: 
the rich man also died, and was 
buried. And In hell he lifted up his 
being iu torment, and seeth 
Abraham alar off, and Lazarus in his 
bosom." Nowhere in the holy Script- 
ures is this circumstance, recited by 
the Savior, called a parable. Nei- 
ther was it explained, as was the par- 
able of the wneat and tares, in the 
13th chapter of Matthew. If there 
is no punishment beyoud death, why 
did the Savior present the circum- 
stance, of the rich man aud Lazarus, 
to the children of men, as a warning 
for them, to escape a something after 
death ? Aud not only so, but he pre- 
sents it as literally so. He says : 
"they both died, but Lazaros was 
comforted, and the rich mau torment- 
ed. In the whole recital, is there one 
word which intimates that it was an 
allegory ? Or a word to justify the 
interpretation of universalis'^ ? Hoes 
inspiration iu any place come to their 
aid ? Not one passage that I can see. 
will justify this doetrine, instituted 

by Satan, and practiced by his cap- 
tives. 

I thiuk uo man can rise from an 
honest investigation of the subject 
without the firmest couvictious that 

universalism is set of God. It does 



violence to tbe plainest teachings ol 
scripture, and makes the Inspired 
penman either incompetent or dis- 
honest. It demands the sacrifice of 
the faith of the church ; the piety and 
learning of eighteen centuries ; it in- 
vites you to mock at .-in, to laogh at 
tbe judgement, and scoffat threaten- 
ed dan 

It is not our purpose to slip around, 
aud select out a few passages to try 
to condemn the doctrine, bul we 
maintain, that the Savior, in all his 
teachings, does po.-iiively condemn it. 

Suffer us here t > give another 
quotation of the Savior, ns recorded 
by Matthew 7:21 : "Not every one 
that snitti unto me Lord, Lord, shall 
enter into the kingdom of heaven, but 
he that doeth the will of my Father 
which is in heaven." Here we have 
positive language, dropped from tbe 
lips of him, who is able to kill, and 
to make alive, that all men should not 
enter there — only "they who do the 
will of his Father which is iu heaven. 

Come friendly universalist, take 
couDcil from him who descended from 
heaven with his Father's will, and do 
that will for if we do not his will, we 
can never enter the kingdom. The 
language is plain, and explicit, and 
his promise sure. lie came down 
from heaven to set up his kingdom, 
to establish his church ; and left the 
solemu words, "He that believeth and 
is baptized shall be saved, but he that 
believeth not shall be damned." 

A. Stalxaker. 
( To be Continued.) 

Selected by Phsbe Zook. 
Providing lor Children. 

"I do not mean that my children 
shall ever have to work as I have 
done," says some prosperous father or 
mother, while planning for the ease 
and comfort of those they love 

But do you know who it is that 
has appointed that man should work? 
Do you know that it is not the result 
of chance or of circumstances, hut 
the special and direct appointment of 
Almighty Hod? Now, what will you 
do about it ! He has said, "In the 
sweat of thy face, shah, thou eat thy 
bread," and six thousaud years of 
twisting, aud turning, and contriving, 
and inventing, have not been able to 
change the decree or evade its execu- 
tion. Thousands of men have said, 
"I will not work for a living," and 
they have worked ten times as hard 
to »et it without work as tliev would 



have WOI b D it. ami no 

have come to the penitent in i \ u It 
toil and poverty, mid had hard v. 

do pay, and poor keeping, as the! 

rev, aid. 

It i- bard to change the com 
nature or the deer 1 1 

says nan -hull work. How are y< a 
going to help yourself 7 And il y«<u 
cannot help yoarself, how will 
help your children '( 

You may w ork yourself to di at ■ * 

to leave them i icb, aod tbej maj I 

glad when you are dead and i u 1 ol 
the way. But do riches abide? I) i 
rich people have do care and labor? 
Do not lazy folks take most pnim 
and idlers fee! tbe mosl m 
Pleasures are laborious The noble- 
man who follows the chase ;iil day, 
works harder than the ditcher under 
the hedge. The gay lady wearies 
herself more in the ball-room than tbe 
servant docs at the wash-lul>. 
also, where food is rich, appetite in 
often poor, and where food is plain, 
hunger always makes it taste swett. 
A hard bed gives soft sleep to a la- 
boring man, whether be eat little or 
much; but no couch of down ever 
affords sweet repose to a person jaded 
by indulgence it. lust, luxury, and 
vice. 

It is true you may spare your 
children .- )me of the barpships you 
have endured. Perhaps you might 
have escaped them yourself if voji 
had not wanted more than you n< 
and exhausted your strengh to 
your covetous desires. But you 
benefit your children, not by gratify- 
ing every desire, but by teaching 
them temperance, frugality, and self- 
restraint: not by freeing them from 
the necessity of laboring, but by 
training them in such habit- of dili- 
gence that labor will be to them a joy 
and not a hardship, a pleasure rather 
than an irksome toil 

The surest way to degrade your 
children to the depths of povei t\ , 
shame, and crime, is to bring them up 
in idleness, and teach them that they 
are too good to do hard, dirty work. 
Thus trained, adversity will find then. 
without trades, without thrift, econo- 
my or skill, and in the scramble for 
daily food, they will be crowded to 
the wall by their hardier compeers, 
who have been trained to fight their 
own battles and earn thier own bread. 

God love.- an. He cursed the 
ground for his sake: sowed it with 
thorns am! thistles ; and thus gave 



TO 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



man something to do to keep him out 
of mischief. Do not rebel against 
God. The allotment of work is the 
best thing He could do for man un 
dor existing circumstances. Idleness 
bieeds mischief, crime, feebleness, 
poverty, sickness, death. Do not 
covet such heritage for your children. 
God's only begotten and well-beloved 
Sou was a carpenter, a humble work- 
ing man. I asked no better lot for 
my children. Their ancestors, thank 
God, have been working men, and 
none of their descendants are too 
good to earn their bread. The Savior 
worked with his hands ; let our 
children follow his example and be 
blessed. 



For the ComPANiON. 
Death or Dear Friends. 

Death has again visited the land, 
and has called one of its inmates 
away ; one that was near to us, and 
very dear to her friends ; but though 
she has left a husband to mourn her 
loss, and four dear little children to 
miss their mother's care ; though her 
departure will be mourned by many ; 
yet their loss is her gain. She has 
gone to meet her sainted Mother in a 
world of glorv, to sing praise to the 
Lamb of God" Cruel Death. Who of 
the readers of the Companion have 
not had death visit their dwellings, 
to take in its cold embrace some of 
its inmates. Who has not seen the 
grave hide from view some beloved 
object ? Some one that has been 
near and dear to them. I have stood 
by the grave side of a dear brother, 
who was called from time to eternity 
in a moment's time, without a last 
good-bye, without a parting word ! 

Who could withhold to say when 
the cold clods, which sound so dread- 
ful to the mourner's ear, fell on the 
coffin which held his dear body fast ; 
Cruel, Cruel Death ! Go to the pal- 
ace, Death enters unceremoniously 
there, and with rude hands drags 
some of its wealthy inmates to the 
grave. Go to the humble cottage, 
Death enters there, and tears asunder 
the dearest of our sympathies. Goto 
the cities, every year breaks up its 
families, and we see the society of 
earlier days fast passing away. But 
what though afflictions repeated and 
overwhelming lie along our path. — 
Is it not the path marked out for us 
by the wisdom that cannot err ? It 
is a belief of mine that while travel- 



ing through the scenes of time afflic- 
tions are the means which our Heav- 
enly Father uses to recover us from 
the influences of sin ; that our suffer- 
ings in this worjd are just, and they 
are designed for our good, to promote 
our usefulness here, and our happi- 
ness hereafter. 

Often do we go into a house and 
see a vacant chair. Some familiar 
face in that family group is missed ; 
some smiling face is gone. 

I once knew a little girl who was 
very dear to me. When I would go 
to her house she was the first one to 
meet me ; always with a smiling 
countenance and a hearty welcome. 
Often did she fold her dear arms 
around my neck and tell me she loved 
me. I was absent a long time, and 
when I returned again other dear 
little children welcomed me ; but ah ! 
one face was not there ; one chair 
was vacant. And when the little 
voices joined in singing, one voice 
was not there, one voice was hushed. 
Death had been there and had taken 
one of their tender branches. Mat- 
tie had fled ; she never could wel- 
come me again in this world ; but 
she has joined the bright augelic 
band. There, with my darling little 
sister, a bud which blossomed on 
earth to bloom in heaven, she can 
join the sweet choiristers in Heaven's 
garden, and suffer no more the pains 
of sickness. Thank God that the 
hope is given us to meet them again. 

Few indeed, who have not been 
called by the inscrutable Providence 
of God to part with dear friends. But 
if they have left evidence behind that 
they loved Jesus, consider for a mo- 
ment the happy change which they 
have experienced, and you will real- 
ize their gain. When a weeping 
mother asks in her agony, "where is 
my child ?" nature only answers de- 
back the cpjestion, with a more 
spairing emphasis. But turn to the 
word of God, Revelation replies : "it 
is well with the child." 

I have stood by the bedside of a 
young man in the bloom of youth, 
who was dear to his parents and 
friends. Imagination can not reveal, 
neither can pen describe his suffer- 
ings ; but, though his body suffered 
great pain, his mind was centered in 
heaven ; he had laid up his treasure 
there, and in a dying hour he could 
say to his weeping friends : "Meet 
me in Heaven." 

Dear brethren and sisters, may we 



all meet those dear ones gone before, 
in that mansion above, where part- 
ing will be no more, and where we 
can praise God forever. 

LOVINE H. BlIRKHART. 

Mineral Point, Pa. 

* m « 

Selected by Phebe Zook. 
A Grand old Poem. 

Who shall judge a man from manners ! 

Who shall know him by his dress ? 
Paupers may be fit for princes, 

Princes fit for something less. 
Crumpled^hirt and dirty jacket 

May beclothe the golden ore 
Of the deepest thoughts and feelings— * 

Satin vests could do no more. 

There are springs of crystal nectar 

Ever welling out of stone ; 
There are purple buds and golden. 

Hidden crushed and overgrown ; 
God, who counts by souls, not dresses. 

Loves and prospers you and me. 
While he values thrones, the highest, 

But as pebbles in the sea. 

Man, upraised above his fellows, 

Oft forgets his fellows then, 
Masters, rulers, lords, remember 

That your meanest kinds of men, 
Men by labor, men by feeling, 

Men by thought, and men by fame. 
Claiming equal rights to sunshine, 

In a man's ennobling name. 

There are foam-embroidered oceans, 

There are little weed-clad rills, 
There are feeble inch high saplings, 

There are cedars on the hills ; 
God, who counts by souls not stations, 

Loves and prospers you and me ; 
For, to Him, all vain distinctions 

Are as pebbles in the sea. 

Toiling hands alone are builders 

Of a nations wealth or fame : 
Tilted laziness is pensioned. 

Fed and fattened on the same ; 
By the sweat of other's foreheads, 

Living only to rejoice, 
While the poor man's outraged freedom 

Vainly lifted up its voice. 

Truth and justice are eternal, 

Born with loveliness and light ; 
Secret wrongs shall never prosper, 

While there is a sunny right : 
God, whose world-heard voice is singing 

Boundless love to you and me, 
Sinks oppression with its titles. 

As the pebbles in the sea, 



IlUlhTlAN FAMILY COMPANION 



.1 



For the Compani 

On R«l»oiilHU«r 

• ■<> tineli return onto the L >rd tin Ood \ 
lor thou hasi lallun by tliitic Iniquity." Ho- 

. m. 
When God en at< d man and p 
them in ii beautiful garden, eastward 
in Eden, th.'v were holy beings while 
in this primitive Btate. Their labors 
were li.u r ht, their wonts were all sup- 
plied. They bad privileges in which 
tbey were to use their righteous judg- 
ment, and whieli they could enj 
their mutnal satisfaction. They were | 
living in full favor and friendship 
with their Creator. Their home was 
one of heavenly felicity, a place where j 
their God met with them to converse , 
together face to far.- Hut their bap- | 
pioess soon ended. ■ They partook of 
the forbidden fruit and were driven | 
out of their beautiful home. 

When the children of Israel were 
traveling to the promised land, by 
their disobedience they were ftrty 
00 their journey, and but two 
souls were pern itted to enter the 
promised land. .Mos"s their faithful 
r could stand upon the mount 
and view the promised land, could be- 
hold the hallowed and much longed 
for place, but could not enter. 

Through the disobedience of the 
prophet, he was slain by a lion ; a 
striking proof of God's judgments 
upon the unfaithful. 

Through the disobedience of Ana- 
nias and Bappbira, they fell dead and 
were buried. Thus in every instance 
ail acts of dtsobedieue and neglect of 
duty, a punishment followed. "If 
every transgression and disobedience 
received a just recompense of reward; 
how shall we escape, if we neglect so 
great salvation." By our iniquity 
we have fallen ; but in the text we 
have au exhortation of repeutance. — 
•() Israel, return unto the Lord thy 
Cod : for thou hast fallen by thine 
iniquity." it we repent of our sins, 
tie Lord will pardon us. If we ap- 
proach him in faith, believing, he will 
grant us our requests. Hark what 
he mivs to poor sin-strick m Israel. — 
Tin v were rejected for their sin, but 
they repented and the Lord says : 

A dcw heart also will I give you, 
and ;i new spirit will I pot within 
you ; aud I will tukeaway the stony 
"heart out of your flesh, and I will 
give von a heart v( tlesh, aud I will 
put iuj spirit within you. and cause 
vou to walk in my statutes, aud ye 



sbajl keep my judgments and do 
them, and ye shall dw< 11 in the land 
that I gave to y. it fathers, and ye 
shall Id- my peopje, and I wilt be 
your God." Behold the promisi ■ of 
Cod. Sinner, return to thy God and 
live. '(> Israel, thou baai 
thyself, but in me is thine 
The Lord offers bis help. vVben we 

were in on/ infancy we knee n 

are reached maturil 
stroyed oni by riotous ! 

and now the language is applicable 

to us : 'return to U V Cod and live " 
When the prodigal Son returned he 
found his father ready to receive him. 
The Savior says: "he that cometb 
uuto me, him will 1 in nowise cast 
out." Then we have nothing to 
if we put our whole trust in <; 
"The Lord is my helper, I shall not 
want'' says David. 

Then, kind reader, let us all return 
unto God. Our time may be near to 
a close ; death may soon ensne, and 
we soon may fall — some by accident, 
some by protracted illness, Borne by 
epidemics which ravage our country, 
aDd others may fall by reason of old 
age. Soon we must appear before 
the judge of the quick and dead, there 
to "receive the things done in our 
bodies, according to that we have 
done, whether it be good or bad." O 
may we all be of that number that 
will hear that welcome voice of our 
Savior. "Come ye blessed of my 
Fa'.her, inherit the kingdom prepared 
for you from the foundation of tie 
world." 

Osinucr turn to Gel. 
Why ionger live in sin I 

The Lord lifts up his chaatalug rod 
To scourge you by your crimes. 

He kindly asks you now 

To joiu the christian ban 1 ; 
( > couic, and at the altar 
. Aud givt to him your hand. 

seek tli u pard'ntng - 

Which (iod nlone can glv 
i) come ;ul Christ will plea I your rase, 

Repent and thou shall live. 

S. 1 \N 

Sol t- Will. 

It is uot S-ife for OS to always have 
our own way. It we do. we lie,- me 
ohstinante at. : . led, and incap- 

able of bearing contradiction. When 
we get in' i BUCh B state, we are ail 
well nigh incurable 1 ■ r what is 
reallv a verv great vice, we tbeu cs- 



i a great virtue. Our self-will 

zeal for God 
judgment of othc. 

involved, and where the ; 
well 

■•, look-* • :. 

and so we da 

lose of the ei il c 
aro almo it • 

■ 
upp I' distru : Bg < • 

one i.-^ al got The jnd 

of the verj to I 

by ignorance or prejudice. II 

. uiily in ]i!irt. Our understai 
ing is imp' rN ct, and our km 
limited. We .-hould not, th< 
matters w here oth< rs are : - mu 
interested u- ourselves, ia- i- 
baving our way. We Bhould I 
t ) \ieid fully and gracefully. 1 

■ rule is, submit I ' y 
other in the fear of I 
This does not meat) thai • 
must Bubmil to 1 • D 

to be mutual. We oureelvi 
sometimes yield. The earth attra 

moon, but the moon at the same 
time attracts the earth j ':ch 

in proportion to its size. This is 
cause of tides. So we must make t 
ward otl well as require ibeni 

a eke toward us. The ba 

Supports the body. It is n< i 
and inflexible, but is full ol 
It it would not bend, it could 
keep Btraight, A loss o.' fl ibi i 

- deformity. A syi 
Christian can keep straight al 
ai d do his duty even when others do 
no! concur bis in opinion. Peter d'd 
no) leave the church because the ad- 
vice of James was followed - 
t 'h n - 



(' \.n sirls stand a college cout 
study? Mrs Canton thinks they can. 
and says: "I would like you to I 
thirteen hundred yotmg men and lace 
them up, and hang ten to tw 
pound.- of clothes on their 

waists, perch them up on three-inch 
heel-, i .ith rip; 

;nons. rs's and mice, and Bticfi I 
line into their 
if tbey Btand all this tbey will Bl 
] a little Latin and Greek " 



72 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. 
The Tower ol God's Word. 

God is the word. Under all cir- 
cumstances and conditions of man- 
kind the word is the creative power ; 
for it is a savor of life unto life or of 
death unto death. It falls in with 
every transaction as a saving or de- 
structive power. In this fast age the 
power of .the press is really a despot- 
ic king of kings, whocarries much be- 
fore his breath, and rules with a kind 
of an iron hand. But the demoral- 
izing effects as well as the nobler ca- 
pabilities of the press, are governed 
by the power that is in the word of 
God. As a "savor of life unto life," 
its power in the destruction of wick- 
edness cannot be computed, and as a 
" savor of death unto death," in drag- 
ging the guilty to punishment its in- 
fluence is equally potent. " There is 
no power but of God. The power of 
God permits men to work. There is 
a line which divides all the transac- 
tions of men into two powers, the 
one for evil and the other for good. 

The great elevation to which the 
power of man has, by God's permis- 
sion, arisen in our day, can and will 
soon bring an awful destruction — the 
very " great and notable day of the 
Lord"- if its influence be for evil. 

Under the present system of edu- 
cational facilities — journalism, tele- 
graph and railroad operations, the im- 
material nature of nearly all the chil- 
dren in the world can be utterly dis- 
qualified for usefulness — "salt of the 
earth" before they reach the age of 
twelve years. 

In nearly every household the 
crime and immorality of whole na- 
tions may be almost daily reported. — 
Ileports make impressions upon the 
mind. The appetite grows with what 
it feeds on, and its inclination to relish 
detailed narration of wickedness 
makes the futwe condition of the earth 
look fearfully dark. Yet when look- 
ing upon the other side of the pic- 
ture, it will bo seen at a glance that 
the power given to men can be as 
readily applied to working reform as 
to demoralization. 

If all the evil deeds and the circum- 
stances connected with them were 
suddenly entirely forgotten, and thus 
not reported any more; if correctness 
of doctrine and purity of life only 
were memorized and consequently as 
rapidly and firmly spread over the 
world as truth and error mixed now 



are, then the prospect for reformation 
would indeed be very bright. But it 
is not so. There is, however, a great 
responsibility resting upon every soul. 
There is salvation proclaimed, salva- 
tion from the natural and lawful con- 
sequences of a condition too awlully 
desperate to be described or fully 
comprehended. In this great salva- 
tion the power of God is plainly man- 
ifest, for there is no system of truth 
resulting from human experiment and 
speculation that could ever save one 
soul from the power of the tide of 
wickedness that now prevails. But 
Gud has communicated a system of 
truth — a plan or sceme of redemption 
which is far above the power or pro- 
ducts of human resoning, yet it offers 
its credentials to the scrutiny of rea- 
son, and is in harmony with the pro- 
foundest philosophy. It proves its 
power and its authenticity to all who 
handle it with a pure motive. 

A proper understanding and appre- 
ciation of the creative and destruc- 
tive power of God's word will inva- 
riable cause the creature to behold it 
with awe, fear and reverence, which 
restrains him from the many excesses 
that the irreverent or ungodly man 
will surely fall into. 

God's word will endure forever. — 
When ages after ages shall have pass- 
ed it will still be the creative, destruc- 
tive and enduring power. It has al- 
ways been so, and so it will always 
continue to be the same unchangeable 
power. Surely they to whom it is a 
savor of life unto life" are very 
happy. But dreadful is the condi- 
tion of those to whom it is a " savor 
of death unto death." 

J. B. Garver. 

Shirleysburg, Pa. 



For the Companion. 
Man tbe linage ol* God. • 

The apostle Paul, in one of his let- 
ters to the Corinthians, informs us 
that man is the image of God. And 
Moses informs us that in the begin- 
ning " God made man in his own im- 
age ; male and female created he 
them." From this we infer that we, 
both as rational and human beings, 
are the image of God. " Yet it does 
not appear what we shall be, but we 
know that when he shall appear we 
shall be like him, for we shall see 
him as he is." If man is the image 
of God, he is an exact and complete 
copy of God. Now man is a being 



possessing body, parts or passions ; 
and we learn from scripture that God 
is a being possessing all these parts. 
First we learn from St. John that he 
is love : " Behold what manner of 
love the Father hath bestowed upon 
us that we should be called the sons 
of God." And again he says : " He 
that loveth not knoweth not God ; for 
God is love." Here we learn that 
one of his attributes is love ; and 
love is a passion of the soul. But 
we also see him possessing the pas- 
sion of hatred. " The foolish shall 
not stand in thy sight ; thou hatest 
all workers of iniquity. The Lord 
trieth the righteous, but the wicked 
and him that loveth violence his soul 
hateth." Here we also see that ha- 
tred is a passion of the soul, and is 
one of his attributes. Farther, we 
learn that he possesses the passion of 
anger : " God is angry with the 
wicked every day," and his " fierce 
anger" is against them. He also 
possesses the passion of jealousy : 
" For the Lord, whose name is Jeal- 
ous, is a jealous God; for I the Lord 
thy God am a jealous God." But 
we alsa find that he is possessed with 
the passion of sympathy ; for the 
apostle Peter tells us that " he is not 
slack concerning his promises .... 
but is long-suffering to us-ward, not 
willing that any should perish, but 
that all should come to repentance 
and live." Not only does he possess 
the passion of sympathy, but also of 
revenge ; for it is said of him that 
"Vengeance belongeth unto me, I 
will recompense saith the Lord." He 
also possesses grief: "Forty years 
long was I grieved with this genera- 
tion, and said I it is a people that do 
err in their heart and they have not 
known my ways." Not only does he 
possess grief, but also the passion of 
joy: " For the joy of the Lord is 
your strength. Enter thou into the 
joy of thy Lord." Hence we see 
that the God whom we worship is a 
God of passion, and that these are 
some of the constituent elements of 
his being. 

Not only doe3 God possess pas- 
sions, but he is also in possession of 
senses ; such as hearing, seeing and 
smelling. " They eyes of the Lord 
are in every place, beholding the evil 
and the good." His eye seeth every 
precious thing. His eyes are upon 
the ways of man and he seeth all his 
things." " He heareth the cry of the 
afflicted. The rightoous cry and the 



C11K1ST1AH FAMILY COMPANION. 






Lord hearetb. This poor man cried 
and the Lord heard him." "The 
Lord smelled a sweet savor." Heuco 
from the above we Bee that the Lord 
is in possession of senses. 

Hut we learn that the Lord has a 
mind ; for the son of an Israelitish 
woman was put in ward that the 
mind of the Lord might be showed 
him, and the man thai strove with 
him for blaspheming the name of 
the Lord. From this we see that ihe 
Lord has a mind. Farther, we learn 
that the Lord has a faculty for re- 
taining things in his mind, called mem- 
ory ; for he remembered Noah and 
every living thing, and all the cattle 
that was with him in the ark. "And 
it came to pass when Qod destroyed 
the cities of the plain, that Qod re- 
membered Abraham and sent Lot out 
of the midst of the overthrow, when 
he overthrew the cities in which Lot 
dwelt." Hence we see that the Lord 
had memory. Not only has he mem- 
ory, but also the faculty of speech; 
for when Habakkuk, the prophet, 
prayed upon Shigionotb, he said : "0 
Lord, I have heard thy speech." — 
" There went up a smoke out of his 
nostrils." " His lips are full of indig- 
nation and his tongue as a devouring 
fire." Hence we discover that the 
Lord possesses the faculty of speech 
and the organs of speech. 

But farther, we learn that the Lord 
has form, and features and members. 
St. John, while in the Isle of Pat- 
mos, informs us that he was in the 
Spirit on the Lord's day, and he 
heard a voice speaking to him as it [ 
were the voice of a trumpet ; and be- 
ing turned to see the voice which 
spake to him, he saw one whose 
" head and hairs were white like 
wool, as white as snow, and his eyes : 
were as a flame of fire." And again | 
we learn that " the eyes of the Lord 
are over the righteous, and bis ears 
are open unto their prayers, but the 
face of the Lord is against them that 
do evil." " Thou bast a mighty arm, 
strong is thy hand and high is thy 
right hand." The Psalmist informs 
us that the heavens are the work of 
God's fingers. "But if I with the 
finger of God cast out devils, no 
doubt the kingdom ot God is come 
upon yon." " I will show them the 
back and not the face in the days of 
their calamity." " He bowed the I 
heavens also and came down and 
there was darkness under bis feet." , 
Hence we discover that the Lord has I 



a head and hair, eyes, ears and face, 
arms, hands, fingers and feet There- 
fore we conclude that ho has a body. 

Now from the above we see in 
what way man is the image of God. 
Man is in possession of passions and 
so is God. Man has senses and fac- 
ulties, so bus God. Man has a body 
composed of many members and so 
has God, " for the body is not one 
member, but many." 

JMrkimi J. Hoover 

Marlboro, Ohio. 

For the Companion. 
Evidences oi Christianity. 

There is a great deal said upon the 
evidence of Christianity, as well as 
upon many other subjects of the same 
nature, where and when sins are par- 
doned, and the evidence thereof; the 
reception of the holy spirit, etc. 
The Brethren are working occasional- 
ly upon the subject, and censuring 
other sects for preaching the evinence 
ot pardon and reception of the Holy 
Spirit, without or previous to baptism, 
and trying to convince them that they 
are wrong. I must say that such 
brethren are laboring in the wrong 
house, or rather at the wrong end. 
We consider it very foolish in trying 
to repair a house that has no founda- 
tion, nor is it profitable if it requires 
so much repairing at a house that has 
a foundation. One might ask the 
question! But what reason have we 
to assert that such denominations have 
no foundation ? Why, Christ said 
himself: "Whosoever cometh unto 
me, aud heareth my sayings, and 
doeth them, I will show you to whom 
he is like." "He is like a man which 
built an house, and digged deep, and 
laid the foundation on a rock," Luke, 
6 : 4T 48. "The storms and the j 
floods could not shake that house : ! 
for it was founded on a rock." "But ' 
he that heareth and doeth Dot is like a 
man that, without a foundation, built j 
a house upon the earth." Luke 0>: 49. ! 
This convinces us at once that in or- 
der to dig and come upon the rock, , 
it requires the commandments of! 
Christ Jesus, and any sect that pre- 
tends to come upon the rock Jesus 
Christ without, or previous to the ■ 
commandments that are set forth in 
order to come thereupon, is sufficient 
evidence that such a sect has no found- 
ation at all. 

But I am exceedingly sorry to say, i 
that there are ministeringbrethren, that ' 



Iihv.- departed from the fuilh, aud . 
h eed to Mdnciog spirits, and deceiv- 
ing B»ay innocent brethren by tin ir 

new doctrines, preaching and consent- 
ing to erroneous doctrines, and muk- 
ing the word of (Jod of none effect 
The same doctrines thai outsiders 
are censured with, by some of the 
brethren, are taught by some of the 
ministering bretheru in different 
branches of the brotherhood, and 
whero the majority of the brethren 
are under the influence of that de- 
ceiving spirit ; but this is expressly 
and clearly foretold, that some 
depart from the faith, aud by false 
doctrines and polished words obtain 
power and influence of men. This i- 
where the brethren aught to guard. 

If the brethren would be of one 
mind, preaching the same faith, I be- 
leive that God would work miracles 
through the instrumentality of the 
Brethren, and convince many, of there 
errors, and cause many to become 
obedient to the faith that was once 
delivered unto saints. 

The word says, faith cometh by 
hearing, and hearing by the word of 
God. Now if some preach the word 
and others do not, it makes a great 
confusion. Is it not like the confu- 
sion of tongnes at Babel ? The time 
is fast approaching, and already is, 
j that our faith will be tried ; the fiery 
| trials are already drifting many away, 
and no wonder; because that an- 
1 imal feeling, (the idol, which is 
| acknowledged as Christ Jusus) is so 
admirable to human nature, which is 
prone to grasp at the forbidden fruit. 
But let us not be discouraged, but 
be strong in the faith of our Lord 
Jesus Christ; let us be confident that 
what Christ has promised, he is able 
also to perform. The obedience of 
faith is the evidence of Christianity. 
"Faith is the substance of things 
hoped for, the evidence of things 
not seen." "Whosoever loveth me 
keepeth my commandments." 

Benj. P. MastersoN. 
Mastersonville, Pa. 



Be True. — One essential point in 
our dealing with children is to be 
true ourselves. Every other interest 
should be sacrificed to that of truth 
When we in any way deceive a child, 
we not only show it a pernicious ex- 
ample, but we also lose our influence 
over it forever. Teachers, be true. 



-* 
>. 



74 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Christian Family Companion. 

DALE CITY, PA., Jan. 30, 1872 

Who are Brethren. 

In to-days paper will be found a 
communication accusing us of calling 
those brethren who are not Brethren. 
We have been told the same thing be- 
fore, and we doubt not we have been 
guilty. When a person addresses us 
as brother, we of course suppose that 
person to be a member of the church ; 
else why should he so address us. — 
There are other courteous titles that 
could be used. We think it would be 
quite proper where members are dis- 
owned, who are generally known in 
the Brotherhood, to have them pub- 
lished in the Companion, so that all 
may know that they are no longer 
members of the church. Let nothing 
be done secretly ; for there is nothing 
hid that shall not be made known. 
We thick the expose made by the cor- 
respondent referred to is entirely in 
place. We might have a friendly 
discussion upon this subject. What 
have you to saj, brethren and 
sisters ? 



Brethren's Publishing House. 

We have now christened our print- 
ing establishment, as the Brethren's 
Publishing House, and intend to have 
it chartered as such. Those of our 
customers who prefer caD address 
simply : Brethren'sPublishing House, 
Dale City, Somerset Co., Penna. 

We have facilities for doing almost 
any amount, and any variety of printing 
our Brethren may demand. AVe have 
two presses run by steam, so that our 
facilities for presswork are all that could 
be desired. Our assortment of type is 
as good as is commonly found in country 
offices, though we are constantly adding 
fonts. One fact is worthy of note ; our 
type is all in good order, and of the latest 
and best style. 

Should any of our wealthy friends feel 
magnanimous we should be pleased to re- 
ceive an endowment of a few hundred 
dollars to liquidate the indebtedness in- 
curred in furnishing the establish n ent. — 
It would be exceedingly acceptable, and 
the blessing would undoubtedly be mu- 



tual, as it would enable us to increase our 
circulation, and thus extend the borders 
of our influence. We invite the atten- 
tion of our moneyed brethren to this sug- 
gestion. 

Other houses, less worchty, in the es- 
timation of our friends, have received 
large donations, which enabled t hum to 
circulated their papers and books, all over 
the country, and it seems to us. since 
our cause is a better uiik. that our breth- 
ren should not be found a step behind the 
most benevolent in the way of support- 
ing the cause. All donations will remain 
perpetually in the institution, and only 
the interest will be consumed. We shall 
have more to say by and by. in regard to 
this matter. Meanwhile we will see what 
our patrons may have to say. 

That WilJ Do. 

Several weeks ago, we offered to 
exchange for a few copies of last 
year's Almanacs, as we were in need 
of a few. We have now been fully 
supplied. Some did not understand 
us, and sent us cepies that had been 
used and soiled. We wanted only 
clean and whole copies. We intend 
to preserve them, and have a series of 
ten years bound into a book. 



Obituaries. 

A kind brother says in a private 
note: "There is not that attention 
given to obituaries that many of your 
subscribers would desire. I have in- 
duced some to take the C. F. C, be- 
cause they wished some notice of the 
death of relatives. And some have 
refused to contine it, on the grounds 
that their notice, had been slighted. 
It will be to your advantage to give 
this subject special attention, as some 
are very particular in this matter." 

We wil! give all reasonable atten- 
tion to this department of our paper ; 
but there are some little fancies that 
we cannot indulge. 

We are quite sure that we deal en- 
tirely impartial to our patrons, and 
that we think is all that cau be 
claimed ; but if we knew exactly in 
what the grievance consist we would 
certainly take it into consideration. 
We ask forbearauce. 



The Jflanulacturer and Builder. 

This excelent scientific monthly be- 
gins the new year with an unusually 
good number. As a presage of its 
future excellence, it appears in a new 
and beautiful dress, which can not 
fail to be admired by every one. We 
arc glad to notice the continued success 
of this valuable magazine, and recom- 
mend all of our readers interested in 
scientific or industrial matters to sub- 
scribe to it, as its pages always con 
tain practical information regarding 
the newest and most useful discover- 
ies aud inventions in science and art. 
Amoung the articles in the present 
issue we notice those on "Ready- 
Made Houses," "International Socie- 
ties," "Xew Rotary Drilling-Machine," 
"The Selden Double- Action Plunger 
Pump," "Floral Fountains," "Manu- 
facture of Russia Iron," "Xew 
Sources of Supply for Paper," "Falla- 
cious Theories of Boiler Explosions", 
besides many others, all admirablv 
illustrated. 

The connection of Western & Co, 
with the publication of the Manufac- 
turer and Builder ceased January 1, 
1872. The Magazine will hereafter 
be published at the same address by 
its proprietors, The Engineer's and 
Manufactures' Publishing Co. All 
communications relating to the con- 
cern should be addressed, and all re- 
mittances made, to Austin Black, 
Secretary and Treasurer, 37 Park 
Row, Xew York, P. O. Box, 43t9. . 

The Little Corporal for January 
makes his salute in a handsome new- 
uniform, having laid aside his mili- 
tary dress and donned the garb of 
peace. We are pleased to note this 
new departure, aud deem it timely 
and proper. The illustrations are 
fine, and not excelled by any other 
similar periodical in the land. While 
parents and children are looking for 
something nice tor the New Year let 
us suggest a trial of Tne. Little Cor- 
poral. Terms — $1.50 a year. 

JOHN k MILLER, Publisher, 
Chicago, Illinois. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION 



The Christian Slulesmaii is the 
organ of the movement to secure a 
Religion! Amendment to the consti- 
tution of the United Sates. At the 
same time it is devoted to the main- 
tainance of all Christian features now 
existing in our government, in par- 
ticular, Laws against the Desecration 
of the Sabbath, the Christian Law of 
Marriage and Divorce, and the use of 
the Bible in the Public Schools. — 
Prof. Tayly Lewis has said : "In no 
paper in our land do we find so full 
and clear a discussion of the great 
principles which must underlie our 
own and all other political systems.'' 
The numbers for February will con- 
tain a full report of the National Con- 
vention at Cincinnati. Terms: $1.00 
a year. Address, 

The Christian Statesman, 
1405 North ISth St., Phila'da. 



Answers to Correspondents. 

Jacob Mohlsr: — The names of 
Jacob llussel, E. R. Hildebrand, and 
Lucy Wagner, were not on the list. 
We are now sending according to di- 
rections. 

I. H. Crist : — Not quite correct, 
you charge 15 percent, instead of 10. 

W. E. Fadely : Your paper is paid 
for last volume and the current. 

J. Ressler : — We have put the 
$1.50 to your credit for this year. — 
You will please pay last years sub- 
scription to the agent who sent in 
your name, as we do not remember. 



ahall bruise thy head," Ac Th'H 
list sentence contains all I>. A L 
aks for, "It shall braise thy head. — 

Here God is speaking to the ser- ' 
pent, and when he saya, "I will pat 
enmity between thy seed and her 
seed," the words "Thy seed" fully 
represents, "The serpents seed," and 
her seed, likewise icpreseuts, "The 
woman's seed," or "The seed of the 
woman;" and in the sentence : "It 
shall bruise thy head'' the personal 
pronoun "It" represents "her seed,'' i 
or "the seed of the woman," and the 
possessive pronoun "Thy" represents j 
•'The serpents." So we have the 
whole sentence asked for fully ex- 
pressed : "It, (the woman's seed, or 
the seed of the woman) shall bruise 
thy (the serpents) head. 

D. J. Spkichxr. 

Leeeter Center, Iowa. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

Correspondence of church news solicited from 
«.'l part* of the Brotherhood. Writer'* name 
and address required on every communication j 
*s guarantee of good faith. Rejected communi- j 
cations or manuscript used, net retunted. All { 
communications for publication should be writ j 
ten upon one Sideo/ the rte.t only. 

In the Companion of Jan. 2nd, 1872, 
D. A. Lichty asks : "Where do we 
read, the seed of the woman shall 
bruise the serpents head ? Who can 
tell ? Let him turn to the 3rd chap- 
ter of Genesis, verse 15 and there he 
has it in full. "And I will put enmi- 
ty between thee and the woman, and 
between thv seed and her seed .- it 



Dear Brethren : — I was raised in 
Virginia. My mother belonged to 
the United Brethren «ind farther was 
raised with the Dunkards. Grand- 
father and Grand-mother were mem- 
bers, and they would often talk to mo 
until I would almost resolve to do 
better. But then I was afraid some- 
body would laugh at me, and thus I 
put it off. After a while I was mar- ( 
ried and moved to Iowa, where I 
had no friends. Then I began to | 
think that if I had no friends — no 
father nor mother to go to here, there | 
was a Father in heaven to whom I 
could go. So I gave myself up to j 
my heavenly Father, and am willing i 
to humbla myself to all his command- 
ments. I am no more ashamed of 
this plain way of dress, that so many 
people are talking about. Some j 
think they are nobody unless they 
are up with the fashion. Perhaps 
not. They forget that such things 
are an abomination in the sight of 
God. 

Mary A. Cui.p. 



Cure lor a Terrible Disease oi 
the Mouth. 

It is commonly called slander, and 
is apt to touch the tongues of a good 
many persons. Like a good many 
patent medicines, if it does no good 
(the cure) it may do no harm. Take 
good nature one ounce ; of an herb 
called by the Indians mind your own 
business, one ounce ; mix this with 
a little charity lor others, and two or 
three sprigs of keep your toungue ■ 



7i 

• D your teeth ; simmer them |q 
al called cirenmspeetioo, for ■ 
short time, and it will hi lit fur DSC 

I will here give the symptom 
this disease. They are violent Itch- 
ings in the tongue, and roof of the 
mouth, n bleb it Invariable takes when 
you are in company with a sped) 
animals call gossips. When you feel 
B lit of it OOming on take a teaspoon- 
full of the mixture, hold it in your 
mouth, which you will keep ewoelj 
shut until you gel home, and you 
will find a complete cure. Should 
you apprehend a relapse keep a small 
bottle full about you, and on the 
slightest symptoms repeat the dose. 
S. A Kittek 

Bangor, Mich. 

Answer to Query. 

In answer to brother Ifoser's que- 
ry, in volume 7, Number 50, I will 
refer you to Acts 9: 88, u Then Pe- 
ter said unto them, repent and be 
baptized every one of you in the 
name of Jesus Christ for the remis- 
sion of sins, and ye shall receive the 
gift of the Holy Ghost." Xow if 
this young man had neither repented 
nor believed, how could you expect 
him to have received a gift of the 
Holy Ghost? Also, Acts 19:5,6, 
Here it appears that it was necessary 
to be baptized again to receive the 
Holy Ghost. Also, Mark 16.- 16, 
" He that believeth and is baptized, 
shall be saved, but he that believeth 
not shall be damned." Xow would 
baptism, without faith and repent- 
ance, save him from this damnation ? 
Answer, no. Therefore I would con- 
sider that if he had never believed 
nor repented until now, it would oe 
necessary to baptize him, that he 
might have a right to a gift of the 
Holy Ghost. This is my opinion, 
and if I am wrong correct me. We 
are all well, and well -atisfied with 
this country, and still determined, by 
the grace of God, to make heaven our 
final home. Alex Kintner. 

Woodbcrrtj, Ioica. 



Dear Brethren .-—I wish, when 
you go West by Railroad, on busi- 
ness or visits, you would stop with 
us. Yon can write to brother Peter 
Sipe, or Benjamin Blough, to Con- 
nellsville, Fayette county, Pa. They 
lire within two miles of Connellsville. 
Either one of them will meet you with 
conveyance. 



76* 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Dear Companion: — This pleasant 
Lord's day I seat myself to pen a few 
lines for your columns. It is the last 
day of this year, 1871. Some time 
ago I had the pleasure of seeing some 
of our dear brethren and sisters at 
Dale City, and also at Somerset, in 
Somerset county. Pa. I was glad to 
find them well in body, and I think 
they enjoy spiritual health. They 
all received me very kindly. I was 
happy while among them. I do not 
have the privilege nor the means to 
travel much, but I enjoy the society 
of the brethren and sisters very much. 
If I had the opportunity and means 
I would love to be with them often. 

Some said they had seen some of 
my pieces in print, and it had done 
them much good. One brother said 
to me: "Why don't you write more." 
I told him I thought there were so 
many among us that are so much 
abler than I am, I will let them write. 
He said, '* Then you will bury your 
talent with you." No, brethren and 
sisters; no, my Lord, I will try to 
improve my one talent, that I also 
may hear the plaudit, " Well done, 
enter thou into the joys of the Lord." 
And now I will write again. I want 
to gain another one, or more if I can. 
I would not like my Lord to take my 
talent and give to him that truth ten. 
We can read, " To whom much is 
given of him much will be required." 

I will here state what I saw at one 
of our meetings: There were three 
young sisters, so mild and pleasant, 
sat together, and before meeting be- 
gan they sang so sweetly. Oh ! I 
thought, will we be so happy as to 
meet together in heaven ? We will, 
if we are faithful. I thought if all 
the young people would do as these 
young sisters, what a happy time 
there would be. Dear sisters, I shall 
often think of you. Oh, will we all 
meet in heaven, 

" In that happy land far, far away, 

Where saints in glory stand bright, bright 
as day." 

My husband is in Ohio, where he 
has gone to preach to sinners, not 
only to preach to them, but to try to 
persuade them to forsake their sins 
and turn to God. 

We are as the flowers of the Geld. 
How soon we sow them cut down and 
withered, and their bright colors fade 
away. It seems but a few clays since 
we saw the buds of the flowers open 
to bloom awaile; but sow soon the 



blasting wind blew upon them ? They 
faded, they dropped to rise no more. ' 
But man must rise again in the res * 
urrection morning, then to give an ac- 
count for the deeds done in the body. 
Oh thii'k, young friends, how soon 
God can call you to his bar, there to 
give an account for your sins. Oh, 
sinners, try to make your peace with 
God, before you at his bar appear — 
before you meet God on the judgment 
day. If 3'ou do not, be will say, " I 
know you not, depart from me all you 
that work iniquity." Aaraiu, "De- 
part, accursed, into everlasting fire, 
prepared ror the devil aud his an- 
gels." O, poor sinner, turn to God, 
and he will have mercy upon you ; to ! 
our God and he will abundantly par- 
don. Brethren and sisters pray for ' 
me, that I may hold out faithful unto 
the end. Amen. 

Nancy Wise. 
Scenery Hills, Pa. 

A Letter From the South West. 

As this is a new year, eighteen \ 
hundred and seventy-two, and hav- 
ing heard of some brethren in the 
Northern and Eastern States, stating 
the extreme cold weather, aud so 
much snow, I thought probably it 
would be a little interestiog to hear 
from this part of the country. 

We have had a very mild winter, 
so far, with the exception of a few 
cold snaps, or northerners, as the old 
settlers here call them. This was 
caused by the wind changing and 
whirliflg up from the North, of the 
deep snows. It made it tolerably 
pinching for a day or two. The only 
snow we have had, fell on the 19th of 
November, and that did not exceed 
three inches deep. There have been 
few days that people could not work 
in their shirt sleeves. We have had 
some rain, but the roads kepi good. 
On Saturday the 29th of December, 
we had a heavy rain, with considera- 
ble thunder aud lightning ; but it 
cleared off in a day or so, leaving the 
roads nice aud solid. On Saturday 
night before New year's, we bad 
another heavy rain. The dark clouds 
commenced gathering in the West, 
and of course moved on slowly, and 
nearer. The bright flashes of light- 
ning that illuminated the forests, aud 
prairie, with heavy jolts of thunder 
that shook the earth, sent us the sig- 
nal ahead that tbere was a storm ap- 
proaching ; yet the cloud passed over 
with some wind, a heavy rain, and 



some hail. But since then it has the 
appearance of nice weather again. — 
When we see the bright flashes of 
lightning streaming across the clouds, 
and the loud jolts of thunder that 
makes the earth tremble, it reminds 
us of the great change that took place 
when Christ will make his appear- 
ance in the clouds of heaven, aud fire 
will rain, and all things shall be 
changed in the twinkle of an eye. — 
Theu will hear such thundering and 
lightning, as never was known. Yet 
we should not fear as, those that have 
no hope ; for we are commanded to 
be ready and watch, for we know not 
what hour the Son of man cometh — 
Then let us be careful that we may 
gain that promise of our father", which 
is in heaven, for they that keep his 
commandments, and eudure unto the 
end, will be caught up to meet the 
Lord in the air, and forever be with 

him. Yours, 

N. Die*. 
Newtonia, Mo. 



Dear Brethren and Sis!,-/-.< : — 
Don't forget to pray for the editors 
of our papers, that the Lord may give 
them grace, and wisdom, and a heart 
full of love ; that they might do the 
work, whereto the Lord hath called 
them aright, honestly, and with joy : 
that they may do the work to the 
honor ot God, and the welfare of mor- 
tal mau ; for there is great responsi- 
bility resting upon them. 

And don't you forget to pray for 
the elders of the church, that the 
Lord might stand by them, and give 
them a watchful mind, to watch over 
the flock, that no wolves creep in and 
kill the lambs ; and also keep the 
vineyard well bound, and not let so 
many little faxes get in, which spoil 
the vines. Oh, yes, there rests a 
great responsibility upon our Elders. 
Think of this ye Angels of the church- 
es ; be ye faithful. 

And don't you forget to pray for 
the preachers, which stand between 
God and men, to declare the will of 
God to men, that the Lord may give 
them wisdom, and strength to preach 
the word in its purity aud simplicity. 

Pray also for the deacons, and all 
the members ; for kings and rulers, 
aud tor your enemies ; and pray also 
for your children, and for your neigh- 
bors, and tor everybody. 

G. Asiii:ni;kknnei:. 

liurk, Iowa. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



OeaT Companion ■■ — I toe some 
brethren's named who are disowned, 
addrea ed bj yon as brethren, in the 
Christian Family Companion, One 

of them is ('. Shank ami the other 
brother R. Now 1 take brother B 
to be Joseph Kothrock, but if I 
should be mistaken 1 hope there will 
ho no harm done. By the request of 
some brethren I will jive through 
the Companion a statement of what 

was dune among US. Joseph \V. 

Hopping, Jacob Caub, .Joseph Roth- 
rock, and their wives, Benjamin 
Shields, William Shields, and their 
wives, Qeorge Shank, bis mother and 
sister by tbe name of Thompson, and 
Barbai Bally, mat tog ether iu.coun- 
eil, unknown to the Elder and the 
rest of the C'hureh (I will here say 
the Elder and a few others heard of 
it a day or two before it took place). 
At that private couueil they appoin- 
ted a communion meeting, which 
took place in about two weeks after 
in secret meeting. This also reached 

ars of several members a day or 
two before it took place. The above 
list may not all have been present at 
their council, bat they endorsed what 
was done. This is the charge 

lut them, for having this meetiug 
unknown to the church. On next 
day at our regular meeting, a council 
meeting was appointed by the church, 
to lake place in three weeks. Next 
the annual visit went round, which 
had not been done yet, and the fol- 
lowing Elders were called to assist 
the Church : William Uisb, Chris- 
tian Holler, Daniel Pretty, John 
Bower's, Daniel Barnbart, Jacob 
Negly, and Isaac Hershey. At this 
council the above members were dis- 
owned as they justified themselves 
and would make no acknowledge- 
ment. 

Now I hear they raise the whim 
that they were disowned on accouut 
of feet-washing, as they were advo- 
cates for the single mode. They are 
now going on for themselves, holding 
meetings, &c. Joseph W. Hopping 
and Jacob Coub, were speakers in the 
second degree, and Joseph Rothrock, 
was a deacon. This took place 
in the Pleasant Grove congregation, 
Jacob Coub and wife lived" iu the 
Eight Mile congregation. By their 
request they were tried here. C. 
Shank was disowned some time be- 
fore this. I think his note to you for 
publication "without giving name or 
place'' was a misrepresentation of the 



District Meeting. The District 

Meeting Qal aside what a part of the 

Pleasant Grove branch had done be- 
hind the Elder's back. It was this 
restoring 0. Shank when they knew 
be was unreconciled with several 
members. The District Meeting 
made out a report to this effect, say 
iog thai •'. Shank stood just where 
ho did before the church last took him 
Op. When this report was laid be- 
fore the arm of the church we receiv- 
ed it. Hence the roariug of these 
over much apostles. 

James B. Wii.kev. 
Rolling, Kama*. 



BroOier Qolsinger : — On the 
Lord's day, the first after New 
Year's, 1872. I was reading from 
John '20 : 1:5. Many thoughts came 
to my mind of the glorious scene of 
the resurrection of our Lord* Jesus. 
What an awakening scene of mind it 
must have been to Mary Magdalene. 
So early, "when it was yet dark," 
coming to the sepulchre, where her 
Lord was laid, and was not there. 
Methinks I c<\n see that dear sister 
Mary weening. Oh, how great her 
love ! It pressed her to the tomb, 
where her Lord was laid. What a 
glorious example we have here ! 
How we should not forget our first 
love, with purity of heart, and holi- 
ness of life to Cod, devoted to endless 
praises "in tbeeverlasting kingdom of 
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." 
We hear more of Mary. When she 
turned herself back, and saw Jesus 
Standing. Jesus saith unto her, "wo- 
man, why weepest thou? Whom 
seekest thou ?" Jesus saith uuto 
her, "Mary ;" she turned herself and 
saith unto him, "Master!" Dear 
brethren and sisters, can we with 
such a full purpose of heart, truly call 
our Lord, Master, as Mary did ? Je- 
sus by his death, hath set open the 
gates of immortality to the sons of 
men, and by his word, spirit, and ex- 
ample, all is offered to make us meet 
for the glorious rewards iu the king- 
dom of God, and to conduct us into 
the inheritance of saints in light. 

Let us therefore, remember, that 
being born of God, by his gospel, we 
have,. from our earliest years, engaged 
the best means of securing our salva- 
tion, and that favor of God, which is 
life, and that loving kindness, which 
is better than life. Dear reader, the 
gospel teaches us that we are made 



for eternity, and our pre-. 

our future experience only o« tlm 

Stemity. Oh With what manner 
of love We Should seek, in all thin 

to" do God's holy will. Blasted are 

we if we hear his word, and keep it ; 
blessed are we if we have love for 
one another ; blessed are we if we 
keep all his sayings ; for it muketh 
I us wholly to aspire after God through 
the fiord Jesus, — inflames every emo- 
tion of the heart to glorify our God, 
and tbe Lord Jusus Christ; giving 
praises to our God at all times ; \ BS 
our spirit is full of the divine love, 
our soul is enabled to magnify the 
Lord our God, with holiness of mind. 
Therefore we offer encouragencnt to 
the sinner to come to Christ. The 
religion of JestM is the perfection of 
j human nature, it gives us pleasure 
1 anl a "premise of the life that now 
i is, and of that which is to come." It 
IS the voice of reason ; it is also, the 
i language of scripture. "The ways 
of wisdom are the ways of pleasant- 
j ness, and all her paths »re paths of 
peace." And our Savior himself as- 
sures us, that his precepts are easy, 
and the burden of his yoke is light. 
Deter Srounrn 



Stanton's Mills, Pa ., » 
January, 21st, 1872 t 
Dear Brethren : Our series of 
meetings is over, and we could sing 
with truth : 

"How loth I've been to leave the place. 
Where Jesus shows his smiHog face." 

The first meeting commenced De- 
cember 23d, 1871, in tbe meeting- 
house, near Sipesville, and continued 
11 days. We had meeting day and 
night. The brethren that labored for 
us were C. G. Lint, Ephraim (over, 
Tobias Myers, Valentine Blough, 
John Cover, andWilliam Sivits. Ten 
souls were buried with Christ, in 
Baptism. Our second meeting com- 
menced, January 13tb, in tbe meeting- 
house near Stanton's Mills. We 
closed to day the 21st, by singing tbe 
684th, hymn. We had a season of 
refreshing, and hope impressions were 
made that will not be forgotten. The 
brethren that labored for us were Ja- 
cob Blough, Stephen Hildebrand, 
Ephraim Cover, Valentine Blough, 
Tobias Myers, and George Shrock. 
At this meeting four souls were added 
to the church, through baptism. In 
the past nine months 24 souls were 
added to tbe church. Our Quema- 



78 



OIIHISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



honing Branch is prospering, notwith- 
standing the report that a coldness is 
growing among us. Yours in the 
bonds of charity. 

Tobias Bloughi 

Brother Holsinger : — I believe that 
that C. P. C , has been the means of 
doing much good throughout the 
Brotherhood, and I think brethren, 
we that have been readers of the 
Companion, ought to try and get as 
many of the brethren and sisters to 
become interested in reading it. I 
find so many good admonitions and in- 
structions given to us, that it is worth 
more than twice the amount it cost. 
It causes us to become more acquaint- 
ed with the order of the Brethren, 
and by reading it we become more 
acquainted with the teachings of our 
blessed master, for through it we are 
always cited to the Bible. Faternally 
your" K. Heckman. 



Brother Holsinger : — I enclose 10 
cents for which please send a Breth- 
ren's Almanac. I am glad for any 
news or reading of the church. We 
are so isolated from the Brethren. — 
There are only six of us, sisters, here 
at Elliotts, and no brother. The 
Pipe Creek brethren, to which we be- 
long, come to preach for us every 
four weeks, for which we are very 
thankful. I subscribed for the Com- 
panion the first of the present year, 
and. I have already received three 
numbers, and am very much pleased 
with them. 

Lizzie Maddox. 

Elliott's City, Md. 



Brother Henry : — I am still getting 
the Companion, and it is received as 
a welcome vistor. It brings us a vast 
amount of spiritual food, and good 
Dews from the brotherhood ; and es- 
pecially to us who have not the pleas- 
ant opportunity of goiDg to meeting 
and hearing the true gospel expound- 
ed. E!d. G. W. Baker, preached to 
us three sermons about a year ago, 
and had rather promised to preach 
eyery fifth Lord's day. We then had 
some five or six members in the Neigh- 
bor-hood ; but it happened that he 
never caaie since. But the brethren 
have gone west, and left us by our- 
selves agaiu. My wife does not wish 
to go any farther west. She is talking 



strongly of going back'again. In all 
probability we will arrive at Dale 
City, some cay not for in the future. 
W. E.Fadely. 
Colfax, Iowa. 

Brother Holsinger : — Please give 
notice in the C. P. C, that the Breth- 
ren of the Seneca Branch, Seneca 
county, Ohio. Intend, the Lord will- 
ing, to commence at their meeting- 
house, near Honey creek, on the 17th 
day of February next, and continue 
one week or more ; and that a press- 
ing invitation is given to all minister- 
ing brethren who can make it suit to 
be with us. S. A. Walker. 

Bloomville, Ohio. 



Queries. 

Brother Henry : — Will you, or 
some other brother or sister, say who 
those two witnesses are that we read 
of in the Revelation, chapter eleven, 
third verse, and so on. ,: And I will 
give power unto my two witnesses, and 
they shall prophesy a thousand two 
hundred and threescore days, clothed 
in sackcloth." Wji. Schrock. 

Is it right for a brother to take ten 
per cent interest ? The reason I ask 
the question is this, a rich brother 
wants ten per cent, and by taking it, 
he causes a poorer brother to pay the 
same. 

Noah B. Blougii. 



JVIARRIED. 

By the undersigned, at the residence of 
the bride's parents. Upper Cumberland 
branch, HARRY W. SHENK, and Miss 
HALLIE M. CUOVER, both of Cumberland 
county, Pa. 

Adam Beelman. 



J 
DIED. 



We admit no poetry under any circumstan- 
ces in connection with Obituary "notices. V e 
wish to use all alike, and we could not insert 
vei sea with all. 

In the Lower C onawaga brach, York Co. 

Pa., Bister STOUFFER, of old age. 

Services by the Brethren. Text, Matt. 25 : 
6. Adam Beelman. 

Iu the Sugarcreek branch, Allen county, 
Ohio, December 19lh. 1870, MARY, daugh- 
ter of John and sister Betty PATTERSON, 
aged 10 years. 

In the same family, December the 28th, 
second daughter of the above, aged 4 years 
5 months and 2 days. Disease, above Dip- 
t.heria. Occasion improved by the brethren. 

D. Brown. 

Died iu the Maumee congregation. Defi- 
ance couuty, Ohio, January 13th, sister RE- 
BEC CA LINTZ, wife ef brother Benjamin 
Lint;, aged G(3 yeais 9 months and 5 days. — 
She wag indeed a mother in Israel : a Dea- 



j coness iu the church, and a light to the 

j world. Her walk and conduct was 6uch as 

j becomes women professing Godliness. She 

left an aged and infirm husband, and six 

i children to mourn their loss. Shortly before 

| she died she called for the Elders of the 

church and was anointed with oil in the 

name of th<s Lord. Funeral service by the 

Brethren and the writer, from John 5 : 35 

to 30. Jacob Eintner. 

| Vititor pit am copy.] 

In the Poplar Ridge congregation, Defi- 
ance county, Ohio, January 8th, sister ELIZ- 
ABETH LEHMAN, daughter of Elder Jacoo 
and sister Bena LEHMAN, aged 24 years 6 
months and 4 days. The subject of this bo- 
tiee was taken with a swelling on light arm, 
about the elbow, which all medical aid failed 
to reduce. She bore her sickness with 
christian fortitude, being away from home 
over a year; under medical treatment. She 
joined with the people of God when quite 
young, was truly humble. A few minutes 
before ths died she called father, mother, 
brother's and sisters to her dying couch, ad- 
monished them all bow to live, and thanked 
her father tor bringing her in the right way, 
Fnneral discourse by E. Abraham Stutzmrn. 
and the writer, from 1st Peter 1 : 24. 

Aaron Berkeybile. 
Visitor, please copy. 

Near Port Jefferson, 8helby county, Ohio, 
on the 23 day of November, 1871, our belov- 
ed brother JONAS HARSHBEGER, aged 71 
years 1 month and 8 days. He was a deacon 
of the church for many years. He leaves a 
kind companion, a sister, and several chil 
dren t« mourn their loss, but we hope their 
loss is his great gain. Funeral by brethren 
J. L. Frantz, B. Kirer, and Peter Stroubbel, 
from 2 Timothy 4 : 6, 7, 8. to a large con- 
course of people. 

Also in the Logan branch, Logan county, 
Ohio, on the 30th day of November, 1871, our 
Mend ISAAC PICKERING, aged about 38 
years. He leaves a kind companion, a sister 
in the church, and four small children to 
mourn their loss. Funeral preached by 
brethren J. M. Kauffmati; J. L. Frantz, and 
M. Swoungur, from Matthew 24 : 44. 

In the sama congregation, on the 7th day 
of October 1871, ANDREW, infant son of 
friend 8amuel and Elizabeth MILLER ; 
aged 1 year 1 month and 15 days. Fnneral 
preached by brethren J. L. Frantz, and 
Michael Swongur, from Matthew 18 : 3. 

In the same county, on the 21st day of No- 
vember, 1871, Infant daughter of friend OLI- 
VER KAYLOR. His wife died only a few 
weeks previous to the death of the child. — 
Funeral preached J. L. Frantz, from Luke 
18 : 16. J. L. Frantz. 

In the Sandy Creek, congregation, Selbvs 
port, Md., sister SARAH ELLEN HOOK. ; 
wife of bi other Ezra B. HOOK, aged 28 
years 7 months and 18 days. Disease Con- 
sumption. Sbe bore her sufferings with pa- 
tience until the last. Sbe leaves a husband 
and two small daughters to mourn their loss, 
Two days before 6he died she was anointed. 
Funeral occasion improved by brother Jacob 
M. Thomas, from Revelation 14 ; 13. Her 
daughter CORA ALLICE, aged 19 days, died 
about 5 hours before her. They were both 
buried iu the same coffin. 

Samuel K. Hook. 
Visitor please copy. 

JONA8 J. RINGER, son of brother Josiah 
and Sarah Jane RINGER, at the New Lex- 
ington, Somerset county, on Tuesday Janu- 
ary 9th, aged 19 yuars 6 months and 15 day's. 

Hi? was a peculiar eas<*. He left home on 



rilUlSTlAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



79 



Saturday Deenfliber :w>th In order to spend 

• ith anil New Year's dav 

hi bit i Dcto'i «t New Lexington. Bond*] 
' pleasantly with hi* rehnlYoi nmi 
imetlme before day on M 

taken 111 very suddenly witli wliat 

was supposed to be colic. Medio*] eld war. 
promptly procured but to no avail. After 
• !,,• iiio-i in tfferlng of nine days he 

■ 1 Ltalfl life. He received all the kind 

caro and attention from the friends and 
neighbors that was posssible for love and 
friendship to betaow. He vra« entered al 

St. Paul's Evangelical church, on Thursday, 
■ , 1 Uli. followed to his last resting 
place by the largest concourse of people ever 
assembled o" any occasion in the communi- 
ty in which he was reared. Funwal services 
by Joseph W. Beer and P. Green, Text Jcr- 
mlah 33 . 10. 

Religiously he had been an intense Bib'e 
Student for '.he list three years. He believed 
in Immersion and his chief trouble seemed to 
be whether to join the Brethren or the Disci- 
plea. He expressed regret that he had not 
I the Savior In ail things, and vowed 
that if he got well ogain he would live in the 
•service of the Master. 

In the Tulpehocken church, Lebanon 
countv, Ha.. December 30th, 1871, sister 
MAROARETTA ZUG,— consort of Elder 
John /.ug. aged 76 years 2 months, and 7 
days. She was wllieted with Rheumatism. 
more or less, for years ; and for the last six 
months, she was frequently taken with apo- 
plectic tits ; the last spell of which she had 
two and a half days before her death, in 
which time she was deprived of mind and 
strength, hived about 53 years in Wedlock. 
They were blessed with three daughters and 
live sons. Three daughters and two sons 
died after grown up. Three sons and father I 
survive to mourn, but not as those having | 
no hope. Funeral occasion improved by the 
Brethren. Text John's Gospel, 14 : 1,0. 
Visitor please copy. 

In the Montgomery branch, Indiana coun- 
tv, l'a., December 24th 1871. MARY BRILL- 
HAKT. onlv child of brother J C. and Fan- 
nie BKII.UIAUT, aged 4 yars 3 months 
and 15 days. Funeral services by brother 
Mark Minser, from Isaiah 40th chapter first 
two clauses of the 11th verse. 

Peter Beer. 



1ST OF MONEYS REOETYED for 
i SUBSCRIPTION, BOOKS, etc. 



i'lttsburg and ConnollHvillo R. 11. 

TIME i \ i-.i ' 

( oniraenolng ou Mondaj . October 10th, i*:i. 
:l i a o'clock, i . m 



KisrwAiui. | 



| Westward. 



( 'mil 
Mail 



Halt 
Exp. 



STATIONS 



A, U 




ti iO 


S(MI 


10 ai 


«.i 57 


10 35 


10 10 1 


1 30 


11 55 J 


1 40 


19 10 


157 


1228 


:; 10 


l 38 


4 00 


300 


r. m. 


A.M. 1 



Pittabnrg 

Bradford 

Counellsvllle 

Mineral Point 

(Jarret 

DALK CITY 

Bridgeport 

Cumberland 



Cin. 

Kxp. 

k. M. ] 

10 15 
8 05 ! 
800 
:. 59 
96 
526 
4 15 

3 40 

M.P. 



Cum 
Mail 

P, M 

6 10 

2 35 

11 22 

11 02 

1045 

25 

840 

A.M 



A ORE AT INDUCEMENT, can be had 
by good, honest parties, to sell, or manufac- 
ture on royalty, my metalic Patent Paint 
Brush. For particulars address 

S. BaiLLINQER, WlU.IAMSYII.I.K. 
Erie county. N. x' 



v\ 



Advertisements . . 

E will admit a limited number of selec 
advertisements at the following rates 
One nsertion, 20 cents a line. 
Eac isubsequcnt insertion 15 cents a line. 
Yeah advertisements, 10 cents a line. 

Nrly tanding advertisement of more than 
20 lo s will be admitted, and no cuts 



rill be 



nseinest^'i unv "nn«M<ratinns 



OS I JBJ80I .\Y 

C* ;; :n:tuo.ij O 
W B Shane, 
■I A Stndebaker 
David P Reefer 
A Berkeybile, 
Wm A Pecht. 
E Clark. 
Geo Oerlack, 
Jacob Buhr, 
I IfCNead, 
A Hutchison, 
A brain I! I 
Isaiah Barley, 
\Y Lsatherman 
Henry Keller, 
A M Zug, 
J D ShUee j . 
P S Ne wcomer, 
Kran Nearhoof, 
W .1 H Bauman 
H II Folck, 
J W Reesler, 



stMre-j 
50 

, a 75 

, GO 
75 
I 50 
1 .50 
000 
100 
100 
1 50 

1 3 9 ) 

5 00 

10 80 

75 

1 60 
4 50 
1 54 

15 00 

, 5 25 

100 

' 80 



oo e 'sucoar 

00 SS 'snmnuAY. "113 ' 
.1 B Bttarretts 7 50 
Jno Stndebaker, 13 7."> 
Isaac H Crist, 05 
DB Puterbaugh, 2 00 
Adam Phell, 4 50 
John G Nehor, 85 
Jacob D Miller, 1 50 
Christen a Royir 1 25 
Simon Oako, 1 50 
J E Plau ts, 3 05 

Geo She Her, 1 50 

Cal F Moo maw, f> 00 
H M Gool speed 3 00 
A Burkholder, 1 50 
G W Horn, 75 I 

F B Weimer, 1 60 
Lucinda Ranck, 00 
II Mnsselraau, 1 40 
Abraham Sell, I 50 
Samuel Book, 1 50 
Abraham Qrove 1 50 



< Al.VKUT ( OLL1 

FOB SALE i /' ■/•/.'/ si/:/ s SALE 
i ..i Traitors offer at private 

salei t'aivert College, tittuted m New Wind- 
sor, Carroll county, Md. 

For circulars containing full particulars, 
with photograph of buildings apply to 
\V. STorrpan, Canhler. 1st Nat. Bank, 

New Windsor. Md- 
Chaiu.es B. Koubkts, Attorney at Law. 
Westminster, Md. 
8-3-0m. 



The Christian Harp, containing 128 
cages of choice hymns set to music in char- 
acter not'-s- Price per single copy, post paid 
35 cents. $3.00 per dozen. 

//. li. IIOLSIXQEIi, 
Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 



i t ! E N S 1 \ A XT I'D K VKYW 11 K R E 

i\ To Canvass for our POPULAR WORKS, 
Specially suited lo sales through Agents. 

PLAJfN HOME TALK 

A work that should be in every family in 
the land. 12mo. 011 page6, profusely illus- 
trated. Price, elegantly bound, $3 35. 

The Lost City.orChicago as it was and as it is. 
A book brim full of thrilling interest and start- 
ling incidents ; profusely illustrated. Orders 
filled in the order received. Price, elegantiy 
bound, $1.50. WELLS' EVERY MAN HIS 
OWN LAWYER, and United States form 
Book. A com; lete Business Man's Guide for 
every State in the Union. 12mo. 600 pages, 
Price, $200. 

V, TILS' m* trattd Ndltonal Il.i.VD BOOK- 
A book for everybody. Prlc, elegantly 
bound, $1.50. 

All the above, arc woiks that meet with 
rapid sales. Our agents are doing extraordin- 
ary well with tbem. Full descriptive confi- 
dential circulars, sent on application, and 
sample copies of either of the works sent post 
paid on receipt of price. 

We want good live Agents : niou who cau 
fnlly appreciate the merits of the work, and 
the fact that I; meets a universal want. — 
Agents who desire to do good as well as make 
money. Address: Wells ifc Co-, 402 Broom 
6treet, New York- 

3-3-151. 



NO MOKE LAMP EXPLOSIONS 

The Orient Safety Lamp will not break, 
leak, or oxplodc. Use these lamps and or- 
nament your bouses. Save your lives, save 
vour homes, save your children. A elass 
Lamp is a Magazine, more dangerous than 
gunpowder, and with the torch already 
lighted. For sale by 

Gillespie ,v Loirard, Jy'*. 
New Store, DALE CITY, Pa. 
Jan. 10th, 1872. 

Dr. V. M. BEACHLEY'S 

FAMILY MEDICAL DEPOT. 
OP/ICE A.VI) I)lt I'd 8T0ME, 
ON MAIN Street, 

Dale City, Somerset Co., Do. 



Cnivrsal Guide for Catting <.ur- 
ments. 

By which every family may cut its own 
garments for men and boys, of twenty six 
different sizes ; for Coats, Pants, Vests, and 
Shirts, and Ladies' Dress Bodies. Agents 
wanted to sell State, County, and Family 
Rights. For Particulars 

address Miller & QOTKM, 

Tyrone, Blair Co.. Pa. 



,'H OWTOGO WES T." 

Forty years ago, Illinois was as far West 
as rtost people wished to go, and journeys 
were made in the legendary '"Prairie Schoon- 
er," but in these days of Progress and Im- 
provement, the word West has come to mean 
Iowa. Nebraska, Kansas, Colorada, Califor- 
nia, and the Territories, and the Traveler 
reaches almost any point therein by a splen- 
did Line of Railroad. 

This Line of Railroad is the Burlington 
Route, which starts from Chicago over the 
j Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., from 
: Indianapolis, over the Indianapolis, Bloom- 
ington & Western Short Line, and from Lo- 
j gausaort, over the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw 
: R. R., and running through Birlinoton, 
I reaches Omaha. Liocolen, Nebraska City, 
I St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth and Kan- 
sas City, connecting with the Union Pacific, 
Kansas Pacific and other Railroads running 
from those cities. 

Always go "By way of Burlington"' and 
you wili be sure to be right. 

The Burlington Route has admirably an- 
swered the question, "How to go West P* by 
; the publication of a truthful and inter'fcting 
! document, filled with facts in regard to Time, 
Connections, Accommodations, rates of 
' Fare, and otuer interesting items and illus- 
trated by a largo map, truthfully showing 
the whole West, which they distribute free 
of charge. Copies, and additional informa- 
tion can be obtained by addressiug, General 
Passenger Agent. B. A MR. R , Burlington, 
Joto. 



80 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



The K i ii It U- & I. you {Sewing n «- 
cuiue, with Drop Feed, new Take-up, new 
Hcmmer, <ftc, is now offered to agents on 
more liberal terms. Also, Second-hand Ma 
chines taken in exchange, or the new im 
provcincnts applied. 

Every Machine is warranted First Class, 
and if the purchaser does not so regard it af- 
ter a fair trial, he can return it, and money 
refunded. 

N. B. Wanted traveling agents to visit 
each town, distributing circulars, explaining 
the improvements, etc., etc., who can make 
$200 per month. Address LYON'S MUTU 
AL 8. M. Co. 



A Card. 

Drs. D. Fahrney & Son, Uroscopian Phys- 
icians, continue the practice of Medicine at 
the old stand, near Boonsboro, Md. They 
treat all forms of Chronic Diseases with mar- 
ked success. Can be addressed by letter, and 
they can send medicine to any part of the 
United States, wherever there is an express 
office. Po6t office address, Boonsboro, Wash- 
ington County, Md. 

7-10-1 yr.pd. 



1180 1870 

ARE YOU AFFUCTED OR SICK? 
Use Dr. Fahrney's Blood Cleans- 
er or Panacea. 

An Alterative and Catharic, or Tonic and 
Purge combined, for diseases arising from 
bad blood ; such as Costiveness, Dyspepsia 
8ick Headache, Liver Complaint, Jaundice, 
Erysipelas, Worms, Chills and Fever, Scrof 
ula, Pimples, Tetter, &c. Try It. 

Established 178 ) in package form. Estab 
Iished nearly 20 years atco in liquid form 
which was brought to its present state of 
preservation and perfection some years later, 
by Dr. P. Fahrney, Chicago, Ill's, who con 
ducts the trade we6t of Ohio. Great reputa- 
tion ! Many Testimonials ! Ask for that 
prepared at Waynesboro, Pa., and Chicago, 
Ill's. Beware of imitations. Genuine re- 
tails at $1.25 per bottle. Druggists and 
Medicine dealers sell it. 

Dr. P. Fahrney's "Health Messenger" gives 
the history and l ses of the Blood Cleanser 
testimonials, and other information, sent 
free of charge. Address 

Dr. P. Fahrney's Bros. & Co. 
Waynesboro. Pa. 



GREAT EXCITEMENT ! 
J. N. FICHTNER, 
of Berlin, Pa., has caused a great excite- 
meut in the County by bringing into our 
midst the very popular and far-famed WEED 
(F. F.) SEWiNG MACHINE. All who 
Lave tried it give this as their decision : 
"The Weed runs lighter, has less gearing, 
is more easily managed, and takes le6S time 
to understand it than any other machine now 
In the county." 

Tue WEED has no cog-wheels, no spring 
or compound levers, and is sold at prices 
ranging from 5 00 to $150. Each machine 
is furnished with a tucker, quilter, baster 3 
hammers, feller, corder, mfttcr, fringer, 
braider, and a self-sewer, grati?. 

Satisfaction GUARANTEED. 

Call on or address, 

J. N. FICHTNER, 
7-47-8t.&' BERLIN, PA. 

Office in Douuei'snew building. 




For Sale at this Office. 



The Emphatic Dlaglott; Or, The New 

Testament in Greek and Enpliih. Containing tha 
Original Greek Text of the New Testament, with 
Interlinenry Word-for-word English Translation. 
A work for Students in Theology, and 8. 8. 
Teachers. By Benjamin Wllion. Price, $4. 

Hand-Rook for Home Improvement I 

comprising " How to Write," " How to Talk." 
" How to Behave." and " How to do Business," is 
one toI., $2.25. Indispensable. 
Life at Home; or the Family and Its 

Members.— Including Husbands and WWes, Par- 
ents, Children, Brothers, Sisters, Employers and 
Employed. The Altar in the House, etc. By 
Wm. Aikman. SI.5C ; 

IVan In Geneaia and In Geology; or The 

Biblical Account »f Man's Creation tested by Sci- 
entific Theories of his OrU'Ln and Antiquity. By 
J. P. Thompson, Fancy Cloth. $1.00. 

How to Bead (linracier, A new Illustra- 
ted nand-book of Phrenology and Physiognomy, 
for Students and Esaminora. with a Chart for re- 
cording the sizes of the different Organs of the 
Brain, in the Delineation o* Character, with up- 



wards of 170 Ensrayinjrs. 



Muslin. *1.»5. 



Wedlock ; or. the Right Relations of the Sexes. 
Disclosing the Laws of Conjugal Selection, and 
showing who may and who may *>ot marry. By 8. 
R. Wells. $1.50: <* 

•ratory— Sacred and Secular; or, the Ex- 
temporaneous Speaker. With Caaira%a's Guide 
for conducting Public Meetings according to the 
best Parliamentary forms. By w. Pittinoeb, $1.60. 

iEaop'a Fables. The People's Pictorial Edition. 
Beautifully Illustrated with nearly tixty Engrav- 
ings. Cloth, gilt, beveled boards. Only $1. 

The HI -hi Word In the Right Place. 

A New Pocket Dictionary and Reference Book 
Embracing Synonyms, Techaical Terms. Abbrcvl 
atlons. Foreign Phrases. Writing for the Pres>- 
Punctuation, Proorlteadiig, ana other Valua'M. 
Information. Cloth, 75 cents. 
Any of the above sent by mail, post-paid, oi re 
eiDt of price. 

Tbe Phrenological Journal, an 

illustrated, Fir6t-class Family Magazine, 
devoted, to the '8cience of Man" Subscrip- 
tion price, $3,00 a year. By a special ar- 
rangement we are enabled to offer the 
Phrtnologieal Journal and Christian Fam- 
ily Companion together for $3,50 or with 
the Pious Youth for, $3.00. we commend 
the Journal to all who want a good Family 
Magazine, and who don't! 

New Hymn Books. 

PLAIN SHEEP BINDING. 

One copy, post paid, 0.75 

12 copies, post paid, 8.50 

PLAIN ARABESQUE BINDING. 

One copy, post paid, 0.75 

13 copies, post paid, 8.50 

Turkey Morocco. 

One copy, post paid, 1.00 

Pe- dozen, 11.25 

German and English Plain Sheep 

One copy, post pain, 1.00 

Per dozen 10.3 

Turkey Morocco, Ger. <fc Eng. 

One copy, post paid, 1.25 

Per dosen " " 10. SO 

PLAIN SINGLE GERMAN. 
One copy, post pain, .50 

Per dozen,,, 5.50 



Christian Harp, contaning 
138 page* of choice hymns Bet to music in 
character notes. Price per single copy, post 
paid 35 cents. $3.00 per dor.en. 

BeTlsed New Testament. 

OCTAVO PICA EDITION. 

Plain Clotb Binding, poet paid, $8.00 

Sheep Strong Binding, post paid, 9.50 

18 MO. EDITION. 

Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, $1.00 

Sheep Strong Binding, 1.25 

38 MO.) SCriDAT SCHOOL EDITION. 25 

The SoDR-Crowned King.— A new 
tinging book set in character notes. 144 oc- 
tavo pages, bound in boards. New and old 
tunes. Price 60 cents. $6.00 per dozen. 
Companion Volume 3, bound post paid, $2.7 
Reserved at the office, 2.25 
Nbad's Theology, p st Paid, 1.45 

" Wisdom & Power of God Post Paid 1.40 
Bbethren's Encyclopedia. $1.70 
Treatise on Trine Immertion B. F. Moo- 
maw, . prepaid, .75 

Debate on Immersion, Quinter & Snyder, 
Single copy, post paid, .75 

12 copies, by Express, 7.00 

Pions Companion, 8. Kinsey, poet paid, . .45 
Browns Pocket Concordance, -60 

German & English Testaments, .75 

Jenkins' Vest-Pocket Lexicon 

an English Dictionary of all except familivr 
words, omitting what everybody knows, and 
containing what everybody wants to know. 
Price 75 cents, postpaid. 

Certificates Ac. 

MarriageCertiflcate, per lor., postpaid, 0.30, 

CBRTITICATBS OF MEMBERSHIP. Per dOZ, 0.2U 

TRACT8.— Religious dialogue, 12 pages 
five cents single copy; thirty cents a doz. 
All orders should be accompanied with the 
money and the name of person, post-office, 
county and State written in unmistakable 
letters, and addressed to, 

h. r. holbinger. 

Dale City, Pa. 



THE 

Christian Family Companion. 

Is published every Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
by Henry R. Holsinger, who is a member of 
the Church of the Brethren, sometimes known 
by the name of "German Baptists," and 
vulgarly or maliciously called " Dunkards." 

The design of the work is to advocate truth , 
expose error, and encourage the true Christian 
on his wav to Zion. 

It assumes that the New Testament is the 
Will of God, and that no one can have the 
promise of salvation without observing all it* 
requirement* ; that among these are Faith, Re 
pentance, Prayer, Baptism by trine immer 
sion, Feet Washing, the Lord's Supper, the 
Holy Communion, Charity, Non-conformity to 
the world, and a full resignation to the whole 
will of God as he has revealed it through hie 
Son Jesus Christ. 

Bo much of the affairs of this world as may 
be thought necessary to the proper observance 
of the signs of the times, or suca as may tend 
to the moial, mental, or physical benefit of 
ihe Christinn, w :Y.be published, thus remov- 
ing all occasion for coming into contaet with 
the so called Literary or Political journals. 

Subscriptions may begin at any time. 

For further particulars send for a specimes 
number, enclosing a stamp. 

Adore*.* H. R. HOLSINGER, 

Dale City Somerset Co., Pa- 



djMMwtt cJjamilg <|0mpramu 



BY H. R. HOL3INGEB. 

Volume VIII. 



•• Whosoever lo76th me keepetb my commandments"— Jbscs. 

DALE CITY, PA., TUESDAY, FEB. 6, 1872. 



At 91.60 Per Annua 

Number 6. 



For the Companion. 
Vh1iiiiiii-<I Ol Jesus 

"Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me, and of 
my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation, of 
him also shall the Son of man bo ashamed, when he 
cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." 
Mark 8 : 38. 

The above words were uttered by Jesus him- 
self. And why should mortal man be ashamed 
ot one that is divine "? But in the first place we 
will try and notice what gave rise to the above 
sentence. 

We find in the 34th verse, that he said : "Who- 
soever will come after me, let him deny himself, 
and take up his cross, and follow me." So we 
can see that the natural man cannot follow him, 
without first denying himself ; and then he 
must follow him in his words and actions. And 
in the 35th verse we read : "Whosoever 
will save his life shall lose it ; but* whosoever 
shall lose his life for my sake and the Gospel's, 
the same shall save it." Now I understand 
that we must lose our natural lives sooner than 
not follow Christ, that we may gain that "Eters 
nal lite." For I do believe, that we must follow 
Christ in all his commands, and if the whole 
world is against us. But I shall now notice how 
we could be "ashamed of him." 

In the first place, we might be ashamed of 
him, by not denying ourselves enough in our ap- 
parel ; tor we learn that he was humble, and 
therefore we should be humble too. 

We may be ashamed to pray in public ; and 
we learn that he prayed much, and therefore we 
must pray too, both in private and public if we 
are called upon ; for we shall let our light shine 
before the world, that we are not ashamed of 
him who died for us that we might live. 

Again some might be ashamed to follow him 
in baptism ; for we learn that he went into the 
river of Jordan, and when be was baptized came 
up out of the water. So we must at once con- 
clude that he was immersed. But some will 
tell us that it is immaterial whether we are 
sprinkled or immersed, and thus deny him iu 
baptism, and consequently are ashamed of him. 

But again, we mu6t belieVe that same one 



ashamed to wash the Saint's feet, and by not 
complying with that command they deny his 
words and actions, and therefore are ashamed 
to comply with such an humble command — to 
stoop so low as to wash the Saint's feet. But 
remember the words of Jesus, "If you are asham- 
ed of me and of my words I will also be asham- 
ed of you, when 1 come to gather the faithful 
home to heaven." 

But. dear reader, it may seem a cross to you 
to be a follower of Jesus. But I assure you, 
it you would once resolve to follow him, it would 
not be much of a cross — not nearly as great as 
our Jesus had to endure, to open the way for us 
by which we can come to him, it we only will. 
But I can assure you, whoever you are, that, it 
you love Jesus as you ought to, you will readily 
comply with all his commands. 

It is sometimes said, by some, "I would join 
the dunkards, if they would not practice feet- 
washing and greet one another with a kiss." 
Now to such I will say : If you are ashamed to 
wash the feet of your brethren or sisters, you 
are ashamed of Jesus; for it is his will that we 
should do so. And a3 to the kiss it is just the 
same. 

But some one might say : "Jesus did not direct- 
ly enjoin it on his followers that they thall kiss 
each other." To such I would say, that the 
apostles cammanded it live times, to the church- 
es, that they should observe it. And farther, 
we learn that Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. 
That is, he told the officers, that the one he 
would kiss is he. So I think it ought to be 
plain enough, to every candid mind, that Jens 
and his Apostles practiced the holy kiss aTong 
them. No wonder then that Paul told the Ro- 
man brethren that he was not ashamed of the 
gospel of Christ. And he exhorted Timothy 
not to be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, 
nor of him, his prisoner. 

In conclusion I will yet say : Bs not ashamed 
to do his whole will ; for as sure as you are, 
so sure he will be ashamed of you, whea he 
conies with the holy angels. 

Noah B. Bi'oVgh. 



82 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion . 
The I^oimTh Supper- 

Into what an ecstasy of joy we are thrown, 
when we look around the tables at our Love- 
feasts and see them well filled, and a goodly 
number of young brethren and sisters being in- 
terested in that supper. But we should be very 
carefal to examine ourselves thoroughly, to know 
whether we are worthy of eating this supper and 
communion. Paul eays, "He that eateth and 
drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh dam- 
nation to himself." Then certainly it is neces- 
sary tor us to be very careful. We should re- 
member that every joy which we are to experi- 
ence throughout eternity has been bought with 
the agony, bloody sweat, and dying groans of 
our Saviour. While we are enjoying this bless- 
ed feast of the Lord, how often our pleasure is 
marred, and our hearts made to feel sad and 
wounded, when we look around and see many 
dear ones standing outside ot Christ's fold, whom 
we would dearly love to see labor for the salva- 
tion of their precious souls, Oh, how gloomy 
must be their prospects for eternity ! How uns 
speakably dreadful their condition ! How can 
we be satisfied unless we try to win their pres 
eious souls, and add some jewels to our Redeem- 
er's crown 1 We should ever breathe their 
names in our prayers, that our heavenly Father 
may not suffer them to wait too long. Think 
of the joy there is in heaven whenever a sinner 
is brought into the kingdom of grace. And 
would we not labor to be instrumental in addiug 
to the joys of heaven ? As everlasting life or 
everlasting death is to be our portion, we must 
be very careful while laboring for the salvation 
of others, that we do not neglect our own souls. 
In the journey which is before us there are pow- 
erful enemies with which we have a great war- 
fare — enemies who have slain thousands, who set 
out with fair prospects for heaven ; especially 
young soldiers of the cross. There are many al- 
lurements to entice and draw our minds from 
heavenly things ; but among our foes there is 
none more powerful than pride. If pride should 
ever threaten to gain the mastery over us, let 
us pause, and take such a view of it as a dying 
bed, as the last struggle, as the coffin and the 
grave are calculated to give. Let us ask God 
that the last filament of pride may be torn from 
our bosoms ; for we know how prone we are to 



err in these respects. We must be on our guard 
lest these sins should get the victory over us. 
Young soldiers, be faithful. May God help us 
to grieve him no more ; and may he conduct us 
in safety to that heavenly world. 

Emma A. Grossnickle. 
Boonsboro, Mil. 



Hor tht Companion. 

Morality. 

In our travels and conversation with men, we 
sometimes meet with those who seem to put 
their hopes of eternal happiness in morality alone. 
They reason thus : "If I am moral in all my 
conversation, deal justly, am kind and benevo- 
lent, then God, in his mercy, will surely save 
me." Now, while all these traits are, so far as 
they go, very commendable, yet we conclude, and 
we draw our conclusion from the word of God. 
that they alone will not suffice to save us. 

We might in the first place cite you to the 
case of Cornelius, (Acts 10), who in connection 
with the above good traits is said to have "pray- 
ed to Goof always," yet it was necessary for him 
to send for one ot God's messengers, who was to 
tell him what he "ought to do." The carnal 
mind, you remember, is enmity to God, is not 
subject to the law of God, neither indeed can b; 
Hence the necessity that we be "born again." 
And although, friendly reader, all our transac- 
tions with our fellow men may be strictly right 
and just, yet God speaks, he spake to you, me, 
and all the intelligences on earth, saying, "Ye 
must be born again." This, together with all 
other injunctions of the" Author and finisher of 
our faith," is obligatory on us. 

I do not write to dissuade or reprove the mor- 
alist ; no, I would to God that it did abound 
even much more, or to a much greater extent 
than it does in this cur day ; but as morality is 
essential to it — and indeed there can be no chris- 
tian character without it, — we desire to encour- 
age morality, and to admonish the mere mortal- 
ist. "Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from 
the dead, and Christ shall give thee light." 
Yea, it is highly necessary that you awake, 
come to yourself, see yourself in the light in 
which God sees you ; then there will be room 
for hope, at least, that you may, by the grace of 
God, "go on unto perfection ;" adding unto your 
morality all the christian graces enjoined on us in 



CHRISTIAN FAMIIA'COMPANIOtf. 



8.; 



the word of God. Then, too, your influence 
would stand in favor ot the cause of the Master. 
We say, then, "Come up to the help of the Lord 
against the mighty." Come now ; enlist under 
the blood-stained banner. If need be, suffer 
with Christ, that you may also reign with him. 

L. M. Km; 
Franklin, Iowa. 



For the Companion. 
The flrvt gray hair. .Meditation*. 

BY •'• S. FLOBT. 
What meanest thou, silver, silken cord 
Hair art thou ! Why changest thou thy color 
Why so odd from millions of thy companions 1 
White as the driven snow — lone star — and what 
thy mission ? Why hast thou been singled out 
from amid a host of others to give a gleaming 
streak that seems to claim a prominence by thy 
wonderful contrast ? Well, we will hear thee. 
If it were an angel that touched thee and bid 
thee change, we hope the self same angel gave 
thee power to speak in language, though silent 
as the grave, yet powerful as the voice of eternity. 
"Listen ! oh man, I have a message for 
thee. Yes, I will speak in silence, but thou / 
canst hear and understand. I am but the first 
of thousands that will follow me. I am the pi- 
oneer of an army of silver shreds that is to crown 
thee with a hoary crown — the first freak of the 
frost of age — a monitor that tells thee winter is 
coming. I come to tell thee, that, by and by, 
thy summer will be over, thy harvest ended — 
to tell thee thou art ripening for the Scythe of 
Time. Soon thou art to be gather ed into Time's 
store-house — laid away until the trump shall 
sound. I come to tell thee, that time is waft- 
ing thee on — thy life is passing as a vapor. I 
am but the first shred of bloom that is to adorn 
thy head and cause it to bloom for the grave. 
As a warning I come to bid you be wise, and as 
you pass down the declivity of life, to keep your 
feet upon the Iiock, and cling to the cross 



thou art | Nay, nay, I shall not pluck thee out. 
Color thee? God forgive the thought ; as thou 
art thou shall be let alone. When I cease to 
love fbwers, then perchance I shall be ashamed 
of thee. When I lorget God, nature, and heav- 
en, then it may be I will with unhallowed hand 
pluck thee out. Honor to thee, firstborn of thy 
kind ! Honor to thy mission ! ! Thrice honor 
to thy impressive teachings!!! May we live 
J together, and together go to the grave. 

Trne. 

A good woman never grows old. Years may 
' | pass over her head, but if benevolence and vir- 
tue dwell in her heart, she is as cheerful as when 
the spring of life first opened to her view. 
When we look upon a good woman, we never 
think of her age — she looks as charming as when 
the rose of youth first bloomed upon her cheek. 
That rose has not faded yet ; it will never fade. 
In her neighborhood she is the friend and ben- 
efactor — in the church the devout worshiper and 
exemplary Christian. Who does not love and 
respect the woman who has passed her days in 
acts of kindness and mercy — who has been the 
friend of man and God — whose whole life has 
been a scene of kindness and love, a devotion of 
love and religion 1 We repeat, such a woman 
can not grow old. She will always be fresh and 
buoyant in spirits, and active in humble deeds 
of mercy and benevolence. If the voung ladv 
j desires to retain the bloom and beauty ot youth, 
i let her rot yield to the sway ot fashion and foK 
ly ; let her love truth and virtue ; and to the 
close of life she will retain those feelings which 
now make life appear a garden of sweete — ever 
fresh and ever new. 



Humbleness Exaltfd. — I observe that God 
hath chosen the vine, a low ptant that creeps 
upon the helpless wall ; of all beasts, the soft, 
and patient lamb ; of all birds, the mild and 
guileless dove. Christ is the rose cf the field 



t . e P and the lily of the valley. When God 
by step you go down the rugged steep but just e d to Mosi it was not i"ii the lofty cedar, nor 
beyond lies the pleasant plane There the "Hose ^ 6turd Qftk nQr the readin alm . but in a 
o Sharon blooms forever ; there the harpers bush _ an ' humble| slende ^ abject bush. As if 
play upon instruments of a thousand strings ; he ^^ hy these - 8elections c J heck the conceit . 
there the melody ot heaven enlivens a world of 
peace, joy, and eternal happiuess." 

"I hear thy voice, silver, twining monitor. T s the fruit ot your spirit love, joy, peace, 
Oh, shall I be ashamed of thee, honorable as long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith ? 



bush — an humble, slender, abject 
he would by these' selections ch< 
ed arrogance of man. — Feltham. 



84 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. 
Reflections on John 2 : 1: 

"And tbe third day there was a marriage in Cora of 
Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 

In the writings of Mark, we have set forth 
the office and labors of John the baptist ; intro- 
ducing him as a messenger, sent into the 
world to prepare the minds of the people ior the 
reception of one that was to come after him. 
His voice was heard in the wilderness, "prepare 



John tell upon him, and he exclaimed : "Behold 
the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin 
of the world." He well remembered what he 
saw a short time before ; and no doubt looked 
upon him with solemn awe. Being overheard 
by some of his fervent disciples, who were ever 
willing to see and learn, hearing that sublime 
expression Irom the one whom they trusted in, 
followed him. When Jesus saw them following, 



ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." he turned and said unto them, "Whom seek ye ? 



in John 1 : 6, we read : "There was a man sent 
from God whose name was John." From this 
we infer that he was sent by one who bad au«» 
thority to send him ; and what he said and did 
was by the authority of God. It is also written 
in Mark 1 : 4, "John did baptize in tb,e wilder- 
ness, and preach the baptism of repentance for* 
the remission of sins." This created such a sen- 
sation, that there went out unto him from all 
the land of Judea and Jerusalem ' and were bap- 
tized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing 
their sins." In those days came Jesus from 
Nazareth of Galilee, and was also baptized in 
Jordan. Bat immediately the spirit driveth 
hirn into the wilderness, to undergo the tempta- 
tions necessary to fit him to fulfil the mission 
assigned him. 

From our observations of the scriptures we 
are led to believe that John and Christ were not 
personally acquainted before his baptism ; but 
' there was a sign given by which he might know 
who that person was that the people should re* 
ceive. That sign was, the descent of the Holy 
Spirit in the form of a dove, and lighting upon 
the subject then under his immediate care and 
control, and the voice from heaven saying, 
"This is my beloved Son in whom I am well 
pleased." Thus the fact was demonstrated, and 
the evidence was sufficient to satisfy John that 
this was the promised Messiah, who had the 
qualification necessary to baptize with the Holy 
Ghost, and with fire, (the gc od with the Holy 
Ghost, and the bad with fire). 

The suddenness by which he was driven away 
from them is a little remarkable ; but it was nec- 
essary that he should for a little while be" in 
company with devils and foul fiends in order 
to come out conqueror over all the hosts of the 
infernal regions, the better to qualify him to 
sympathize with our infirmities. Upon his re* 
turn to the vicinity where John was> the eye of 



They say, Rabbi, which by interpretion is, Mas- 
ter, where dwellest thou. > He saith, Come and 
see." 

The eloquence of John created such a sensa- 
tion among the people, that they mused in their 
hearts whether he were not the Christ. The 
anxiety became so great, that they could not be 
satisfied until they sent priests and Levites to 
inquire who he was. We see him honestly con- 
fessing that he was not the Christ, but was sent 
before him. This occurred the day before Christ's 
return from the wilderness, as stated in John 1 : 
28,29. "The next day John seeth Jesus com- 
ing to him," we understand, from the wilderness. 
In the 35th verse we read again, "The next day 
after, John stood and two of his disciples," 
which would make the second day. "And the 
third day there was a marriage in Cana of Gali- 
lee. Now we have the key to the expression 
contained in the text above, which clearly shows 
to us that on the third day after his return from 
the wilderness of temptation, he began to mani- 
fest himself to the world by the miraculous pow- 
ers he exhibited on that occasion, of turning 
water into wine. 

It is very peculiar that this should occur on 
the third day, and no other. We may learn 
something from this incident, if we properly con- 
sider it, that is of vast importance. The num" 
eral three occurs often in the sacred scriptures. 
When God commanded Noah to build an ark, 
it was to be three stories high, a window in the 
upper story to let light into the ark. That No- 
ah was in the third story, adjacent to the win- 
dow, is evident. Jesus says, "I am come a light 
into the world," and the nearer we get to the 
window, the clearer the light. It is also said, 
men loved darkness rather than light, because 
their deeds were evil ; neither came to the light 
lest their deeds may be made manifest." This, 
observation proves every day. In Matthew 4 : 



uuniDixAj* PAJiiLii mjairAiuun . 



a 



8, we read, "And when the tempter came to 
him, he said, If thou be t^e Son of God com- 
mand that these stones be made bread," Next 
he "taketh him up into the Holy City, and set* 
teth him on the Pinnacle of the temple," Third 
and last, he "taketh him up into an exceeding 
high mountain, and sheweth him all the king- 
doms ot the world, and the glory of them ; and 
saith unto him all these things will 1 give thee, 
if thou wilt fall down and worship me." 

What a master temptation this last was ! 
How men have hazarded their lives to obtain 
such glory as was here presented before the Son 
of God! yet he did not accept it. When the 
devil had put forth all his wisdom and energy 
without avail, he left him, and "angels came 
and ministered unto him. Then he came down, 
and after three days he was ready to commence ' 
the work of his ministry, when the brilliancy ofi 
the light began to shine forth with effulgent glory. 

Jonah was three days and three nights in the 
whale's belly, before he satisfied Divine justice 
for refusing to go and preach to the Ninevites. 
He then began to proclaim the message to the 
people with fervency and zeal ; and it had the 
desired effect ; tor they clothed themselves in 
sack cloth and ashes, from the King upon his 
throne to the beggar on the dung^hill ; and God 
had mercy on them and spared the city. The 
Son of man was three days and three nights in 
the heart of the earth ; then arose triumphant, 
broke the bars of death ; was first seen by Mary 
Magdalene, to whom he said, "Touch me not, 
for I am not yet ascended to my Father ; but go 
to my brethren and say unto them, I ascend un- 
to my Father, and to my God and your God. 
Mary Magdalene was so over-joyed at seeing her 
Lord, that she hastened to make it manifest to 
the disciples, and said with joy in her heaTt, "I 
have seen the Lord, and he spake these things 
unto me." Matth. 28 : 7, And the angel said 
to Mary, "Go quickly, and tell his disciples, 
that he is risen from the dead ; and, behold, he 
goeth before you into Galilee : there shall ye 
see him. Lo, I have told you." 16th verse, "Then 
the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, in- 
to a mountain where Jesus had appointed them ; 
and when they saw him they worshipped him ; 
but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake 
unto them saying, All power is given to me in 
heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach 



all nations, baptizing them in the Dame of I 
Father, and of the Son. and of the Hoi) <. 

This is now the crowning point to thifl 
where we all may learn wisdom. II ad, 

and understand, when we arc baptized in 

name ot the Father, we honor him ; when 
are baptized in the name of the Son, we honor 
him ; when we are baptized in the Dame I I 
Holy Ghost, we honor him ; and that bring! ub 
into close relationship with the three peieonfl in 
the Godhead, giving them equal honor ; I I 
are equally interested in our salvation. i 
are three persons in the Godhead, and they are 
one ; therefore, when we honor all three in OOI 
baptism, it is one baptism, and will accomplish 
one thing, that is our salvation, if the pr< i 
sites are attended to according to Gospel old 
and will bring us into such close affinity n 
God the Father, and God the Son, and God the 
Holy Ghost, that a halo will encircle o ir I 
and conduct, which will be in brilliancy like 
the starry firmament. Very little danger of us 
falling away, or going back, to the weak and 
beggarly elements of the world, as many do. 
The grand rtason why this is the fact, is,btca 
in their initiation into the family of God, they 
are left so far from the window that they can 
scarcely see the light. If Noah had been in the 
first story of the ark the light would not have 
shone so brilliantly as it did where he was. So 
with us ; if we are initiated, by the numeral three, 
into Christ who is come alight into the world 
for us, then the light will be so clear that 
shall be able to see objects divine with precis- 
ion and will begin to travel toward the heaven 
ly Canaan ; making rapid strides to enjoy the 
bliss there in store for us ; for Paul sa)s, "] 
hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have 
tered into the heart of man, the things that th j 
Lord hath prepared for them that love him." 
Again, "All scripture is given by inspiration of 
God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, 
and for correction, and instruction in righte 
ness, that the man of God may become perfect, 
throughly furnished unto all good works. - ' 

In conclusion wc would advise you. dear render, to pay 
attention to to the reading of God's word, and never be 
iriser than God, and begin to dictate, for by < you will 

dishonor the Godhead who has so wise!}* made arrai 
for our eternal salvatioD, bo that if we do not accept the i 
we have, we will be doouie I to everlasting destructi a from 
the prosenoe.of the Lord and from the g'ory of his power. 

Gi ^rcnr. "Wobst. 



8G 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Obedience vs. Disobedience. 

"For as by one m»n's disobedience, many | 
were made sinners; so by the obedience of 
one shall many !>o made rlghteoas." Ramans 1 
.'. : 19. 

In the scripture before us, we de- 
sire to place obedience, in close prox- I 
iniit.y, with its opposition. Upon the 
one, has been .set the seal of cendem- i 
nation ; to the other, the germ upon 
which are predicated the promises,look- ; 
ing toward the salvation of the im- 
mortal soul. The one, we find in its } 
insufficiency, away back in the dim I 
vista of the past, in the garden of 
Eden. The other is originated and 
matured in Christ our living head, 
who has sanctified and hallowed it 
with his own precious blood, it being 
exemplified in the mysterious person- 
ification of divinity and humanity, 
from whom originates the whole plan 
of redemption. 

Obedience in its simplified signifi- 
cance implies the act of obeying ; sub- 
mission to authority; disobedience, 
neglect or refusal to obey. Hence 
we discover the volition was first 
placed before Adam our progenitor. 
It was here that man was first en- 
dowed with a free will agency, the 
exercise of which through him has 
been extended unto the whole human 
family, his posterity. We find that 
Adam, in bis creation, was pro- 
nounced good, and very good ; but 
for seme cause through the predeter- 
minate fore-counsel of God, which is 
best known unto hinself, as it is not 
expedient for us to dive into all the 
mysteries through which his fore 
knowledge was to abound ; for 
"Known unto God are all his works 
from the beginning." Hence we 
will not pretend to insult his infin- 
ite wisdom by elaborating upon the 
mystery of his wonderful works. 
Suffice it to say it is enough to fath- 
om the effects of his divine love, pro- 
duced by them, and to profit by ac- 
cepting in all their efficiency, the sav- 
ing efficacies made accessible to no 
through the obedience of his son Je- 
sus Christ, our Lord, who was obedi- 
ent unto death of the cross, all of 
which was induced by the disobedi- 
ence of our first parents. 

We find the trees of life and of good 
and evil planted in the midst of 
the garden of Eden — because being 
invested with the power and dignity 
of free will, God wished to give Adam 
the means of testing his obedience to 
the divine behests. Hence was set be- 



fore him the tree of Life and the tree 
of Knowledge of good and evil ; the 
tree of life, so called because it had 
that inherent quality in it that man, 
by eating the fruit of it would have 
been preserved in a constant state of 
health, \ iuror, and strength, and would 
not have died at all 

The tree of knowledge could not 
communicate any real wisdom to 
man ; but by eating of its forbidden 
fruit he dearly purchased the knowl- 
edge of evil to which, before, he was 
a stranger. 

The sublety of the devil in the form 
of a serpent, exercised his first voli- 
tion as the tempter, which has also 
been entailed upon us even unto the 
latest generation. We perceive how 
cunningly he seies upon the weaker 
vessel and decoys her into becoming 
the instrumentality in his hands, de- 
siring to attain unto the wisdom pro- 
posed. She holds up the luscious 
fruit to beguile her unwary husband. 
She succeeds ; he too, becomes par- 
taker with her, and here disobedience 
obtains its birth, and through it man 
falls from his primeval state, his orig- 
inal purity, and sin is entailed upon 
the whole human race ; the extinction 
of which could only be obliterated by 
the blood of Jesus, our second Adam, 
by whose obedience many were to be 
made righteous. 

As we have been endeavoring to 
get before you disobedience in its in- 
cipiency, we shall now attempt* to 
place before your mind the act of 
obedience, and the great source from 
which it first germinated, and was 
sanctified by the atoning blood of 
the Lamb slain before the foundation 
of the world, for redemption from our 
fallen condition. I trust we have en- 
deavored to develop disobedience 
with the seal of condemnation con- 
firmed, and obedience with the seal of 
sanctification stamped upon it in the 
exemplification of it in his own per- 
sonage. This in itself should be 
enough to hallow it as the great avail- 
able means through which we have 
access by faith into his grace wherein 
we stand, and rejoice in the bright 
hope of that glory we anticpate en- 
joying in the regions of eternal bliss. 

Therefore as by the offence of one 
Judgment came upon all, to condem- 
nation, even so by the righteousness 
of one the free gift came upon all men 
into justication of lile. For if the 
first covenant had been faultless, then 
should no place have been sought for 



the second. For this is the covenant 
I will make with the house of Iseral 
in those days, saith the Lord. I will 
put my law into their minds, and in 
their hearts will I write them, and I 
will be to them a God and they shall 
be to me a people, for 1 will be merci- 
ful to the righteousness, and their 
sins and iniquities will I remember 
no more. Then all things being per- 
fected in bim through obedience, by 
virtue of which through his Sonship 
he became the author of eternal sal- 
vation to all who obey. Hence the 
same obedience that characterized his 
submission to the will of the Father 
in heaven, has been made the sancti- 
fied means by which we are to bow 
in holy submission to the divine au- 
thority with which he has been inves- 
ted. Faith in the atoning of his 
blood is the great propelling power 
that is to set our poor fallen humanity 
in motion, looking to Jesus as the 
great pioneer of souls, to land us 
safely into that heaven of eternal 
rest, all those who obey from the 
heart that form of doctrine once de- 
livered to the saints. I would here 
suggest, after having attained thus 
far on our trip heaven-ward, that it is 
of the most profound importance thai 
we keep close vigilence upon the many 
weaknesses our mortality is heir to, 
looking out for breakers upon wh.cb 
we are liable to be wrecked on our 
voyage ; and if any fears seem to be 
looming up before us, as regards our 
safety, it will be well to cling closely 
to the helm, "the rock of our salva- 
tion ; the stone which is a tried stone, 
that has become the head of the cor- 
ner, whose foundation is sure — is 
God. 

He has never been found wanting 
in any thing that Cbiistian perfection 
aspires to. Through implicit obedi- 
ence, to his will we have his promise 
to guide us into the way of all truth. 
He that doeth my will shall know of 
the doctrine. He is the life, the truth, 
and the way. Just let our implicit 
faith be like that of old father Abra- 
ham, who is the father of us all, a<< 
pertaining to the righteousness of 
faith, who staggered not at the promises 
of God, believing that whatsoever he 
promised He was also able to perform. 
For all the promises in Him are Yea 
and Amen. The offering up of Isaac 
upon the sacrificial altar, in my opin- 
ion prefigured very beautifully the 
offering up by God the Father of his 
only begotten Son, to make reconcili- 



lUUSTlAft i.v'ilM CUMI viiloN 



87 



i. 



atiou for Adam's disobedience, In 
Abraham's sacrifice was the la 
iiml final test el hla oil 
■w discover thai thi.^ living faith that 
was generated In bin: has been 
loaded to all who desire to accent of 
the means of made Busceptible 

to us through faith, repentance i 
baptism for the remissios of -ins, by 
which wo arc inducted into the cburcfa 
militant, clothed with the garb of a 
loldier in Christ. Onr warfare bas 
now J0St began. Hut on therefore the 
whole armor of God that ye may be 
able to 
Devil. 



able to stand against the wiles of the 



i ay 

of*t 



Now by way of application, as we 

are embassadors tor Christ. us though 
God did beseech you by as, let me, 

in my weakness, vividly impn 
upon your minds that we pray you, i:i 
Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to 
t i oil, for he hat h made him to he sin for ns 
who know no sin, that we might be 
made the righteousness of Qod in 
him ; for he has said : "I have hoard 
thee iu a time accepted and in the 
day of salvation have I succored 
thee. Behold now is the day of sal- 
vation ; if ye hear his voice harden 
not your hearts." 

1 have attempted to place b 
you life and death, which in time past 
was set before our progenitors. The 
same volition is now given you ; i: is 
your prerogative to exercise the same 
free-will agency which had its birth- 
right in him. Let me now implore 
you iu the fear of God, choose ye 
between obedience and disobediei 
with its seal of eternal condem- 
nation, with ull the horrors of the 
curling flames of perdition looming 
up before your fertile imagination ; 
but waiting to chum you as its un- 
happy victim, from whose pangs of 
misery and woe, you will know no 
release. 1 would feign spread the 
vail of commisertiou over this awful 
picture by which you can realize but 
* faint conception of your eternal 
doom ; but let God In- true and every 
man a liar. 

However, thanks be to C«od who 
givetfa as the victory I We have the 
remedy in which is virtue enough and 
to spare, if the application is pro- 
perly made to your sin-sick souls. — 
Vou have in the very opposite term 
obedience with the signet of sanctifi- 
cation indelibly enatamped upon it 
by the all atoning blood of Jeses, 
who became poor that we through his 
poverty might be made rich toward 



(Jod, who would have all men (.••mo 
to a knowledge of the truth as it is 
in iiini, and become partakers of that 
spiritual life, to lit, qualify, and 

tify us lor that glorious immortality, 
1 the narrow confines of hell. 
death, and tin grave. It is m.t all of 
life to live nor ail of death todie; but 
after death the judgment ; ft r the 
time i< come that judgment mUE 
gifl at the house of Qod : and if it 
tirst begin at us what BCall the en, I 
of those be who obey not the gospel 
of God If tlio righteous scarcely be 
saved, when i- hall the ungodly and 
sinner appear . These are thoughts, 
my dear unconverted friends, ouly 
declaratory in reference your posi- 
tion, which solemnly require your 
most mature reflection. Knowing 
therefore the terror of the Jlaw, we 
nee our ! x--t endeavors to persuade 
you to turn in frith the overtun B >>:" 
mercy and be saved, accept through 
implicit faith and obedience his author- 
itative plan of redemption. "Say not 
in thine heart, Who Bhall ascend, into 
la even ? that is to bring Christ down; 
or who shall descend into the deep? 
that is to bring up Christ again from 
the dead." The righteousness which 
is of faith, what satth it '■ 'The word 
is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and 
in thy heart, that is the word of faith 
which we preach; for with the heait 
man believeth unto righteousness, und 
with the mouth confession is made 
unto salvation. 

May God in the infinitude of his 
■.-. isdom and mercy, in connection with 
the assistance of the convicting influ- 
ences of the Holy Spirit. keep you, roll 
these truths of such import, as sweet 
morsels under your tongues, until yen 
are induced to obey from the heart 
that form of doctrine once delivered 
to .the saints, that your obedience 
may be sanctified through the obedi- 
ence of Christ toward that righteous- 
ness for which it was so divinely de- 
signed. Pf'.TKR S. Nr.Wi :i"»MER. 

Stick Co It. 

During the great rebellion, aft< r the 
Union armies had suffered many de- 
feats, and when the cause of liberty 
looked dark and uncertain, und many 
a faint heart began to despair, a gen- 
tleman called upon President Lincoln, 
and asked him what he thought of 
the situation. The president express- 
ed himself cheerfully and hopefully. 
' But how do you expect to conquer 
a rebellion of Bnch vast magnitude, 



when our experience ha-* f*»«;u no un- 
favorable, and the history of all li'.« 

conflicts are Bgsinst oi 

Mr. Lincoln replied, " J e.xp. 

conquer by sticking to it ! *' A.nd 

he did ! simply by sticking to it. 

\\'e all remember well the long and 

- une weeks, months and J 
of the terrible war. We rerueoilx-r 
the frequent requisitions for " more 
men" — " more men" — wherewith to 
meet und wear out this determinedand 
desperate foe We remember the sad 
partings, as regiment after regiment 
of our young men fded into the ranks 
and marched to tho defence of our 
country, and with what anxiety we 
read over the list of killed and wound- 
ed after a battle. 

After years of desperate mruggle, 
such as the world had seldom before 
witnessed, liberty wa3 triumphant, 
truth and justice prevailed, "Right- 
eousness and peace kissedeach other.'' 

Now, in the great battle of fife, 
many persons fail to accomplish 
what they might and what they 
would, ami what they ought to, be- 
cause they will not "stick to it." A 
young man starts in tho legal profes- 
sion. He meets discouragements in 
the form of poverty, hard work, or soth- 
ing to do f which is the worst of all.) 
He falters, looks back, and finally fails 
in his purpose. Many a good me- 
chanic conceives of sonic valuable im- 
provement in the science of machin- 
ery, which would insure him a fortune 
and give him a reputation : but he 
lacks the energy to develop it. 

So in the Christian life, which is 
frequently called in the Scriptures 'a 
warfare," we fail to come off cou- 
querors over the great enemy of truth, 
because we weary of the conflict. 

We gain many victories, and like 
Mark Antony, march triumphantly 
over all opposition for a season; but 
like him wo are conquered at last ; not 
for want of courage or strength, not 
for want of ability, but simply for 
want of endurance. 

Many will fail to carry the palms of 
of victor)' or wear the crown ot glory, 
because thay will not " Endure hard- 
uess like good soldiers." When our 
Saviour taught His disciples privately 
upon the Mount of Olives He told 
them of the trials, the conflicts, " the 
discouragement which they would 
meet, but lie gave them this com 
forting assurance, "But he that en 
dureth to the end the same shall . 
saved." (Mat. xxiv. 13.) 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Memory* 

The problem of memory is rio3ely con- 
nected with the question of the mechani- 
cal relation between thought and struc- 
ture. How intimate is the alliance of 
memory with the material condition of the 
brain, is shown by the effect, of age, of 
disease, of a blow, of intoxication. We 
have known an aged person repeat the 
same question five, six, <>rs. van times, du- 
ring the same brief visit. An eminent 
Burgeon was once asked to s^e a woman 
who had just been injured in the street. 
On coming to herself, "Where am I? — 
what has happened '!" she asked. "Knocked 
down by a horse ma'am — stunned a little 
— that is all." A pause, while one with 
moderate haste might count a hundred — 
and then again, " Where am 1 1 — what has 
happened '>." " Knocked down by a ho s? f 
ma'am— stunned a little — that is all." 
Ajiother pause, and the same question 
again, and so on during the whole time I 
was with her. The same tendency to re- 
peat a question indefinitely has been ob- 
served in returning memoiies of tlrse 
worshiping assemblies whose favorite 
hymn is, " We won't go home till morn- 
ing." 

Is memory, then material record ? Are 
the brains like the rocks of the Sinaitic 
valley, written all over with inscriptions, 
left by the long caravans of thought, as 
they have passed year after year through 
their mysterious recesses? When we see 
a distant railway train sliding by us, in the 
same line, day after day, we infer the ex- 
istence of a track which guides it. So, 
when some dear old friend begins that 
story we remember so well, turning off at 
the accustomed point of digression, com- 
ing to a dead stop at the puzzling question 
of chronology, off the track on the matter 
of its being first or second cousin of 
somebody's aunt ; set on it again by the 
patient, listening wife, who kn^ws it all 
as she knows her well-worn wedding 
ring ; how can we doubt that there is a 
track laid c'own for the story in some dis- 
position of the thinking marrow? We 
need not say that r.o microscope can find 
the tablet inscribed with the names of early 
loves, the stains left by tears of sorrow, 
or contrition, the rent where the thunder- 
bolt of passion has fallen, or any legible 
token that such experiences have formed 
a part of the life of the mortal, the vacint 
temple of whoso thoughts it is explor- 
ing. 

: — ^ 

Briefleis. 

Humility is the solid foundation of all 
the virtues. 

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds 
than happiness ever can ; and common 
suffering is a far stronger link than com- 
mon joy- 



'QvEF? THE ]4lLL TO THE pOOF( ]4oU$E\ 



By Will M. Carleton. 
un 

A VER the hill to the poor house I'm trudgin' my weary way — 
J IT, a woman of seventy, and only a trifle gray — 
y I, who am smart an' chipper, for all the years I've told, 
As many another woman that's only half as old. 

Over the hill to the poor house — I can't quite make it clear ! 
Over the hill to the poor house— it seems so horrid queer ! 
Many a step I've taken a toilin' to and fro, 
But this is a sort of a journey I never thought to go. 

What is the use of heapin' on me a pauper's shame? 
Am I lazy or crazy ? am I blind or lame ? 
True, I am not so supple, nor yet so awful stout ; 
But charity ain't no favor, if one can live without. 

I am willin' an' anxious an' ready any day 
To work for a decent livin' an' pay my honest way ; 
For I can earn my victuals, an' more, too, I'll be bound, 
If anybody only is willin' to have me round. 

Once I was young an' han'some — I was, upon my soul — 
Once my cheeks was roses, my eyes as black as coal ; 
And I can't remember, in them days, of hearin' people say, 
For any kind of reason, that I was in their way. 

'Taint no use of boastin', or talkin' over free, 
But many a house an' home was open then lor me ; 
Many a han'some offer I had from likely men, 
And nobody ever hinted that I was a burden then. 

And when to John I was married, sure he was good and smart, 
But he and all other neighbors would own I done my part ; 
For life was all before me, an' I was young an' strong, 
And I worked the best that I could in tryin' to get along. 

And so we worked together ; and life was hard, but gay, 
With now and then a baby for to cheer us on our way ; 
Till we had half a dozen, an' all growed clean and neat. 
An' went to school like others, an' had enough to eat. 

So we worked for the child'rn, and raised them every one , 
Work'd for 'em summer and winter, just as we ought to've done , 
Only perhaps we humored 'em, which some good folks condemn, 
But every couple's child'rn's a heap the best to them. 

Strange how much we think of our blessod little ones ! — 
I'd have died for my daughters.I'd have died for my sons ; 
And God he made the rule of love , but when we're old and gray, 
I've noticed it sometimes somehow fails to work the other way. 

Strange, another thing : when our boys and girls was grown, 
And when, exceptin' Charlie, they'd left us there alone , 
When John, he nearer an' nearer come, and dearer seemed to be, 
The Lord of Hosts He came one clay an' took him away from me. 



„.,.$'■ 



CHB AM1LV :-MV\S\i> I. 






Still 1 to bound to straggle, an 1 never to cringe or fall— 

Still I worked fur Charley, for Charley was now my *dl ; 

And Charley wal pretty good tome, with loaroc :i irord "i frown, 

Till at last he wen! a-courtin', and brought a wife from town. 

She was somewhat dressy, an' hadn't a plea-ant smile ■ 
She was quite conccity, an' carried a heap o' > t >■ I < • ; 
Hut if ever I tried to be friends, I did with her, I Itnon 
But sdie was liard and proud, an' 1 couldn't make il go. 

She bad an edication. and that was good lor h 
lint when she twitted me on mine, 'twas (tarrying thiof t • Cur; 
An' I told beronce, 'tore company, (an 1 it almost made her aid I 
That } never swallowed a grammar, or et a 'rithmetic. 

So 'twas only a few days before the thing was done — 
They was a family of themselves, and I another one ; 
And a very little cottage one family will do, 
But I never huvc seen a house that was big enough for two. 

An' I never could speak to suit her. never could please her eye, 
An' it made me independent, an' then I didn't try : 
Hut I was terribly staggered, an' felt it like a blow, 
When Charley turned agin me, and told me I could go. 

I went to live with Susan, but Susan's house was small. 
And she was always a hintin' how snug it would be for US all , 
And what with her husband's sisters, and what with children three. 
"fwas easy to discover there wasn't room for me. 

An' then I went to Thomas's, the oldest son I've got, 
For Thomas's buildings 'd cover the half of an acre lot : 
But all the child'm was on me — I couldn't stand th«ir sauce — 
And Thomas said I needn't think 1 was comin' there to 1 • 

An' then 1 wrote to Rebecca, my girl who lives out west, 
And to Isaac, not far from her — some twenty miles at best ; 
And one of 'em said 'twas too warm there for any one so old. 
And t'other had the opinion the climate was too cold- 

So they have shirked and slighted me, an' shifted me about — 
So they have well nigh soured me. an' worn my old heart out; 
But still I've borne up pretty well, an' wasn't much put down, 
Till Charley went to the poor house an' put me on the town. 

Over the hill to the poor house— my child'm dear, good-ly I 
Many a night I've watched you when only God was nigh ; 
And God '11 be judge between us; but I will always pray 
That you shall never suffer the half I do to-day. 

— Harper' t Weekly- 



The shadows of the mind are like those 
of the body. In the morning of life they 
lie behind us ; at noon we trample them 
under our feet ; and in the evening they 
stretch long and deepening shadows be- 
fore us. 

Foundations are hidden It is not 
the apparent virtues that give stability to 
character- It is not what a man appears 
to be. but what he is in the foundations. 



■• 



It is said that when one asked Augus- 
tine "What is the first article in the Chris- 
tian religion ?" he replied. "HumUity'' 
; "And what is the second ?" "'Humility. 
"And what the third?'' '•Humility." 
Bf.aitv. like the flowering blossoms, 
soon fades ; but the divine excelcnce of 
the mind, like the medical virtues of the 
, plant, remains in it, when all thn>e 
charms arc withered. 



Acceptable grayer, 
liere, my brother, d<> you 
en it has occurred to jrnu, when 
you m irn od ap lu prey r. threw ' : ' your 
embarras raent, and bad nu easy, happv 

flow (if Inn 

m 3 cur petitions, nr.<l thai 
was g lid em a to your un- 

• 1 utterance. Now, just take a so- 
cou'l thought, and remember that all 
easy, happy Bow of language usually in- 
• but little, an-1 that iii Itsetl .t is 
nothing in the h< Bring of Ued Remi 
that it La the h< neat heart, the upright and 
obedient life, that are essentia] t<> :i 
able prayer. If your heir* and 1. 
right, your moat stammering utterance 
shall prevail with Hod If . our heart and 
life are wrong In God's sight, youi to 
of eloquence will be only babbling an I 
mockery in the earn of the Almighty 
Never, then, congraflkhlte yourself upon 
liberty in prayer tiii yoa Bfe C B1 
that that prayer wen', from a heart honest, 
sincere, and wholly givon up to love and 
oerve the Lord. 



C -iiiw 1 far Parent'*. 
Nervous Cbildl r untold agonies 

from fear wherl put to hed alone. No 
tongpc can till the horrors of a lone- 
some room to such children. A little del- 
icate boy whom Lis parents were drilling 
to sleep alone, nee i to cry vi deafly every 
night, and his father would come in and 
whip him. He mistook his pertinacity for 
obstinacy-, and' he thought it his duty to 
■r the chil la will. One night he 
paid;— ''Why do sou a ways scream so, 
when you know you will Le punished?" 
" Oh father, fall] • c li;Uo fellow; 

"I don't Ulind yon whipping me, if you 
only stay with me." The father's eves 
W( 01 em '1 from that moment. He saw 
thai a um.-n being cannot Le governed 
!>y den 1 rules, like a plant or an animal. 

To Slake I'ein • Happy. 
T" m ••'.(' leuiie truly linppy, there should 
be no altni nts j tor they are ;hc can- 

ker hi rins I et a woman tall her troubles 
and t y to h-. r husband, and he 

si-t her out of them. He is her 
other -.If, :n I not her judge am! master. 
If n man confi :e In his wife, her penctra- 
I on and ijni. k wit w 11 often see things 
him We are in the world ail 
day : our minds are occupied by many de- 
tail? ; In" home, often alone.or 
with but an infant companion. She thinks 
over what her hu-ban 1 has told her, and 
in many lights; siie has had the 
time which he wanted. The discovery 
that there h . t excites eal- 
onsy, and loosens ihe ties of affection on 
either side. 



DO 



CllliLSTlAN FAMILY GOMFAJSiOJK. 



Chnstian^FamHy Com£anion. 

DALE CITY, PA., Feb. 6, 1872 

Help Wanted. 

We are in need of help in the type 
settiug department of our office. A 
steady, industrious hand can obtain 
a permanent situation. One or two 
apprentices, boys or girls, would also 
be employed. None but such as are 
fully competent need apply. Boys 
must be under eighteen years of age, 
and must be good iu orthography, 
reading, and English grammar. No 
application will be noticed unless 
written by the applicant himself, or 
herself. 

Brother Henry : — We would like 
it you would pay us a visit next 
spring, going to or coming from the 
Annual Meeting. We would be glad 
to see you in our midst once more. — 
If you can comply, give us some no- 
tice in due time, and we will gladly 
make farther arrangements. 

Ered. W. Kohler 

New Middletoum, Ohio. 

if we are spared we shall certainly 
try very hard to stop off for a few 
days with the brethren of the old 
Columbiana congregation, and re- 
vive some of our acquaintances that 
are getting a little dim. This will 
we do if God wills. 

Brethren's Tune and Hymn 
Book. 

We take pleasure in announcing to 
our anxious readers that the Tune 
and Hymn Book is under way. We 
have also the assurance that it will 
be prosecuted as rapidly as possible. 
We once more ask the patience of the 
friends of this work. No doubt they 
cannot see why there should be so 
much delay ; nor can we, but it is so, 
and could not well be prevented. 

We hope in a short time to ascertain 
the price of the Book, when we shall 
be ready to receive orders. 

— - -— ^^*- ♦ -^»— — - 

" Brother Holsinger: — You have 
been sending me the Companion 
for some time when I bad not paid 
for it. This is a charitv that I did 



appreciate very much. We are eo 
very lonesome 6iuce they stopped. — 
My wife (a sister) complains often 
that we cannot hear from the Broth- 
erhood any more. She says, ask 
brother Holsinger to send us the 
Companion again ; but I told her we 
did owe him already, and I did not 
like to impose upon the good nature 
of brother Holsinger ; but I do wish 
some one of our brethren or sisters 
who have enough and to spare would 
send us the Companion. Now, dear 
brother, if I get able to work I will 
get you that money which we owe 
you, and if not, God will reward you " 

The above is an extract of a letter 
from a brother who has been an oc- 
casional contributor to the Compan- 
ion, and who has been reduced to 
poverty by disease. Imagine, dear 
brethren and sisters, that you are a 
witness to the scene when the con- 
versation in regard to sending for the 
C F. C, occurred. The sister, long- 
ing to hear of the Brotherhood, and 
in the simplicity of her heart, per- 
haps not thinking of the cost, asks 
her husband to send for the Compan- 
ion. The husband, conscious of his 
indebtedness, and sensitive upon the 
measure of propriety, reminds her of 
their poverty, and past obligations. — 
Of course we will send it, and would 
not' refuse such an application if we 
had five hundred ef them. But we 
do not expect to do this warfare at 
our own charges. We have a Char- 
ity Fund to which we charge all 
names entered, who are unable to 
pay, and to which we credit amounts 
contributed from fifty cents and up- 
ward. Brethren and sisters, you 
who have means at your disposal, 
perhaps you could do good by con- 
tributing to this fund. Think of it 
when you pray for the poor, and use 
your own judgment. 

At present the accout stands thus: 

RECEIVE l> FROM 

Kate Price, .">0 

Charity, 1.25 

Mrs. E. Hagey, 1.00 

Mrs. J. Jamison, 1.00 

Kate B. Tayler, 1.75 

Ueo. Schrock, 50 

W. Si Lichty, 1.50 



I. G. Harley, 
N. W. Rowell. 



50 
90 



OF LAST YEAR, NOT BEFORE AC- 
KNOWLEDGED : 

|j. W., 1.35 

' P. R. Wrightsman, 50 

I Hannah Knauff, 2.00 

| C. Prevost, 50 

M. Frantz, 26 

$13.40 



papers sent: 



■ Eastward, 
! Westward, 



* 6.11 

18.50 



$24.71 



Last year the account stood thus : 
: Papers sent, $S3 Si 

j Charity Fund, $44.39 

; Blessings, to balance, 39.21 



$83.60 

Persons wishing to contribute to 
this fund secretly, may select their 
own names, but ought to make choice 
of some name. 



Tobacco Supplement. 

We have still some of the Tobacco 
i Supplements on hand. Price five 
j cents; thirty cants a dozen. We had 
forgotten these tracts until lately, 
! when they were called for. They 
ought to be out and at work. Breth- 
j ren and sisters, send for them, and 
| distribute them. They will do good 
| Brother Isaac Price says of them : — 
! "They are better than Trask's tracts- 
more moderate ; more rational ; more 
persuasive. I know of one who was 
effectually converted by this supple- 
ment." 

The School Festival. 

This beautiful little Quarterly Mag- 
azine, devoted to new and sparkling- 
matter fo<- the School Exhibitions and 
public days, is received for January- 
No teacher or pupil should be with- 
out k. It costs only fifty cents a year; 
single copies, fifteen cents. Write 
for it, to Alfred L. Sewell, Pub- 
lisher, Chicago, 111. Send your sub- 
scriptions now, and you will not re 
gret it. 









[Rld'IlAfl 1-AMlU OwMtAiSi 



Auawer* To (orniipoiiclculit. 

Emani :i Kinmk. The Emphatic 
Dioglott i-< in Greek characters; but it 
contains all the explanations neeassarj to 
learn to read them, h baa refer 
and notes, Price $4, postatfg prepaid. 

■'"lis II. Staoxb. The book will ho 
> 'Hi :i> soon as ire can gel it. 

I'AMKI. II. Mu. Hyouwilldv,. U 

your postoffiee we will Bend yon an Alma- 
nac, and oorreet your name from Samuel. 
kAAd Lkkdt. llie exchange has been 
made, and the "Phrenological Journal" 
ordered for yon, Vov information in re- 
gard to Tune and Hymn Book, see else- 
where, [fyon send as something first 
rate it will appear, Not with us do. ■ 
••name brother outweigh the grace nece.- 
sary to make such." 

■Secrlt. Efitwas* Beeret then why 

• lid they nut keep it to t hemselves. A 

newspaper office is the last place s Beeret 
should be entrusted to 1 . If yon do not 
want a fact proclaimed Rom the -house 
top*" keep it from our knowledge, for 
thai is a part of our business. Wo ; 
spise whisperings; they are not only ub- I 
mannerly but unchristian. Paul . •:. 
whisperers among backbiters, haters of 
(;.)d. desipteful. proud. &c. 'Where' 
there is no whisperer (margin) strife < 
etb '. and -A whisperer separatetb chiel 
friends", we are told in the hook of Pro- 
veil)-. We have about as many secrets 
"four own as we are ablot Ours 

is a publishing house, 

T. 1). Lyon. After allowing percent- 
age on yom- lisi. and deducting pre 
Emphatic Diaglott, we owe you $1.Q5, 

doiiN (J. Xf.iikr. You will take no- 
tice that brother I. 1?. Ward, to whom 
your note offers information, has gone to 
his -rave. Consequent!} we have not 
published if. 

Allen Rhodes. Your subscrip- 
tion for 1871 began with No. - 

Landon West. Satisfied. 

V. C. Fisher. Right. 

W. Wvland. About the 20th of 
April, 1371, you .sent $1.50, which we ' 
placed to the credit of J P. AVvland. 
If that was right you have now paid 
twice for him. How is it ? A. Rum- 
mell did not pay for last year's paper, j 
He got it only six months. 
Geo. Myers. See Xo. 3, page 47. 



SO 



A iiuw m w \\e have plaoi 
trr A. B. >oi the poor li-t for 1872 j if, 
however, ibe will pay a part, the 
iimount will be put to the charity fund. 

R. B. Rxioi kt. bead's Theo 
is not published in German. We have 

no extra - of the (i. \ . 

^ Qxo. Worst. We m-knowledged 
the whole in your name, because we 
received it from you; but gave Bister 
Martin credit on our books with 
$81.00, according to instructions. 

.7. S. FLDBT. J. II. Comer's sub- 
scription expires with Xo. 10. From 
that to the close of volume 8 will 
cost $1.20 

D. A. Baily. lu writing for the 
Tress your paper should not he over 
t) inches wide. 

David Martin. You bavenowpaid 
for volume 7. We arc sending vol- 
ume S, as directed. 

8. T BosBXRMAfr. We have been 
sending S. Bradford's Companion reg- 
ularly to Williamstown, Ohio, as on 
your list. Is that her office? What 
Xos. failed? 

John s. >i i tzm.w. The Phreno- 
logical Journal has been ordered for 
you. If, in due time, it does not come 
to band, drop a note to S. R. Wells, 
389 Hroadway, Xew York, and tell 
him you subscribed through as. 

David Bowser: Your proposal is 
satisfactory. 

D. M. Witmer: Satisfactory. 

W. E. Fadelv: It is all right 
Keep in good spirits. 

A arox Rose The C. P. C. ad- 
dressed to this person at Columbus 
Grove, Ohio is said not to be called 
for. It is marked paid Who knows ? 



House Burned. 
W e hate information of the burn- 
ing of the house of Jacob P. Walker, 
residing about three miles west of 
this place, on Friday night, third in- 
stant. All its contents were consum- 
ed, and the family barely escaped, 
the old lady being obliged to walk a 
considerable distance without shoes. 
Insured in the Farmer's Union Asso- 1 
ciation for seven hundred dollars 



CORRESPONDE N CE. 
0orrupond4net o/ekureA .„■„, toltoud from 

m.\partf„flht Jirotkerhoml. \Yr.trr\ ,, am , 
auda<l,lrrur,/u t retlvn evtry c„„an„ 
<u ; )uarantr, of good fadh. J. 
(■a/ion* </r mum... ri/.( r,,„), „,.[ r ,-„, „ r jjj 
r..mm>iri,-,!C,„r,«/V,r puhUralion *Ko*ld if «,'r,r 
(M upon one Hideo/ the -'i t ■ 

<(aerleN. 

An explanation is reqattted,thT011gtl 

the 0. P. ('., of the following words : 

"And if I by Beelzebnb 
devils, by whom do your children 
cast them out? therefore thev shall 
he your Judges." .Matt. 12 : 27. 
J. J. Bi.oi on. 

Divorce*— For Information. 

Living as I do in a state famous for 
Divorces, I have been led to inquire 
— What is marriage in its true tig. 
Itiont What do we understand bv 
the term ? Is it as considered bv com- 
mon law, a civil contract, entered- 
into by the parties for convenience 
sake ? A contract wherein the man 
agrees to look after legal rig hi- ol wo- 
man ; and the woman agrees to v, atcii 
over domestic affairs or the man ; and 
their rights, legally become one. If 
you say it is not a civil contract, I 
then ask what is it I From wheiwv 
did it come '. Who authorized it ? 
And for what purpose was it author- 
ized ? Some marriages according to 
our laws, are legal ; others, i/leya!.— 
Does the legality, or illegality," make 
them right or wrong, in, and of them- 
selves? A full and complete answer, 
to all, and every one of the sbove in- 
terragatives, is most sincerelv de- 
sired, asked and prayed for, in hope of 
getting at the truth for truth'* sake. 
Answer promptly through the C. F. 
C. J. Shelley. 



H. R. IIoi.siNfiF.R ; Dear brother .- 
— I will now give you the results of 
our meeting, as near as I can. We 
commenced the meeting on the 14th 
of January, and continued day and 
night, (excepting Saturday,) until 
Sunday, the 21st The members of 
the church were well represented and 
1 think much revived, during the 
meeting. The meetings were well 
attended in general.especially at night. 
We expect to reap the fruits of the 
meeting by next Spring, God willing, 
and we live. Brother John Spanogle, 
and James Lane were chief speakers. 
Brother Christ. Myers, from Tusca- 
rora, was with us during tour meet- 
ings. May God bless their efforts. 
Grabilt. Myers 



92 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Wisdom. 

My Dear Brethren: — I acknowledge 
with feelings of thankfulness the re- 
ception of your paper ; and pray God 
to prosper and bless you in all things* 
both spiritual and temporal. It is filled 
with excellent reading matter, and 
encouraging thoughts, of such a spir- 
itual nature that I feel and pray that 
Heaven's blessings may attend it, and 
all the advocates of its teaching. — 
Next to my Bible I prize its reading; 
and the more I investigate God's holy 
word, the more I am persuaded that 
the Brethren are right. The doctrine 
of the Savior is the true doctrine, and 
all who love him must obey him. — 
And now, brethren, if you will allow 
me, I feel like saying a word, and 
may God bless the weak effort. My 
subject is Wisdom. "Where shall 
wisdom be found ? And where is the 
place of understanding?" Job 28 : 12. 
The 28th verse of the same chapter, 
is the answer : "Unto man he said, 
Bohold, the fear of the Lord, that is 
wisdom ; and to depart from Evil is 
understanding." Now we have the 
basis upon which we build — "The 
fear of the Lord." 

Why should man fear ihe Lord ? 
For the self-evident fact, that it is the 
beginning of wisdom. There is im- 
planted, in the heart of every man 
and woman, a desire to known. But 
in order to know aright they must 
fear the Lord ; and, furthermore, it is 
the very essence, which will throw a 
fragrance all around their pathway, 
as they journey through life. The 
Lord is Maker of heaven and earth, 
and all that is in them. He governs 
the world by his power ; he protects 
his creatures from danger, and watches 
over them with a Father's care and a 
true Parent's regard. His goodness 
is unbounded. He saw us in our 
naked condition, and he provided us 
a garment to clothe ourselves with ; 
and this is given unto us free of 
charge, "without money and without 
price" — given freely, a gracious gift — 
a gift which an unregenerated world 
knows nothing of. He has also given 
us time, place and opportunity to un- 
derstand what his will is concerning 
us. How humbly should we ac- 
knowledge the gift ! It is of great 
moment; and those of us who had 
felt his pardoning love, should endea- 
vor, day by day, to acquiesce iu, and 
comply with, his requirement, in all 
things, and by thus doing, secure un- 



to ourselves that rich inheritance, 
which is incorruptible, and which fa- 
deth not away. Search after wisdom 
as after hidden treasure ; then, after 
obtaining that pearl of great price, 
stand not still with the glittering 
prize ; but spread it abroad. Encour- 
age others to go forward and wash 
anfl be clean. This is an important 
theme, and one which should actuate 
us to operate in the great battle-field, 
with a view to benefit the world in 
which we live. 

"And to depart from evil is under- 
standing." There are by-roads to 
lead fallen humanity astray. The 
sins of the world are legion in num- 
bers ; and it requires the Christian to 
be on his watch tower, in order that 
he may over-throw the works of Sa- 
tan, The cause that Christians are 
engaged in is a good one. When I 
say Christians, I mean Christians — 
those who love the cause of the Sa- 
vior, and who are aiming to do his 
will, abondoning wickedness in all its 
multiplied forms. The banner under 
which Christians sail has inscribed 
upon it, faith, virtue, knowledge, tem- 
perance, patience, godliness, brother- 
ly-kindness, and charity. We are 
told, that if these abound in us we 
are neither barren nor unfruitful. 

Now my Christian reader trusting 
that these broken, and scattered 
thoughts may spread and grow, and 
may produce in my own heart a 
greater work of grace, and be bene- 
ficial in causing more of a hungering 
and thirsting after righteousness and 
true holiness, which in the sight of 
good is above all price. 

W. B. Shane. 

For the Companion. 
Maine Correspondence. 

John Dennis, 

Dear Friend : — This 
morning I mailed, after considerable, 
delay, a number of Family Compan- 
ions, containing your last letter and 
my answer, which, I hope, will arrive 
in due time. As you wrote in your 
last letter about a missionary, I have 
the following inquiries : What kind of 
people are your citizens ? Is English 
the ouly language, or have you also 
German? Of what denomination are i 
you, and those mentioned in your let- ' 
ter, Elders ? For what reasons a,e ! 
you dissatisfied with the denomina- 
tion with which you are connected? j 
By answering the above, you will do j 
me a favor ; and if you have any more I 



I to aslr of me, ask with freedom. With 
j the hope of hearing of you before 
long, I will close by subscribing my- 
self. Your Humble Servant, 
C. Bucher. 
Answer. 
Our people arc most all English. — 
The most of our people belong to the 
Free-will Baptists. There are some 
of the Christian Baptists here, and 
others — all of which take the Bible 
as their rule of faith and practice. 
The reasons of dissatifaction are want 
of spirituality, humility, lack of funds 
and missionary labor, sectarianism, 
will-worship, and the captain spirit, 
&c., Yours in Christ, 
John Dennis. 

At the same time, dear brother 
Bncher, answers to the following 
questions are desired by many friends: 
Is Jesus Christ equal with God the 
Father ? Were Jesus and the Apostles 
baptized by trine immersion ? Is it 
your belief that Paul, the jailor, and 
others in apostolical times were bap- 
tized by trine immersion? Do your 
people take up collections or contribu- 
tions for missionary and religious 
purposes as we find in the 8th and 
9th chapters of 2nd Cor. ? Yours in 
the bonds of the Gospel,. 

John Dennis. 

Answer. 

Jesus Christ is equal with God the 
Father in capacity, but not in office. 
Christ said, "I and the Father are 
one ;" again, "The Father is greater 
than I ;" also, "All men should honor 
the Son, even as they honor the Fa- 
ther." This question, to my knowl- 
edge, was never at issue with us. — 
We take all as we read it both of God 
the Father and of Christ the Son. 

We have no scripture how Jesus 
and the apostles were baptized, save 
by immersion. 

We believe that after the Commis- 
sion was given, — "Baptizing them in 
the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost.— "they 
were all baptized by trine immersion, 
for at least two hundred years there- 
after. 

We do not find the word "mission- 
ary" in said chapters. We have no 
regular or stated collections, only 
when there is need. In the above case 
it was only for the saints' wants. We 
take care of them too. As long as 
members live according to the gospel 
teachings, so that they can b« held as 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



M 



such, they are not allowed to go, or 
be taken, to the almshouse. 
Your*, A • 0. BUCHKR. 

ESXCTAOT Of A LATER Lkttkii : 

Brother Bocber. We shall take 
Abe C F. Companion soon. If a mis- 
sionary comes ou this winter, have him 
bring books, papers, &c,, to sell, and 
get subscribers for your papers ; and 
stay some six or eight months, or 
more. May the good Lord bless you 
all, is the prayer of your unworthy 
brother, John Dennis. 

Now, dear brethren, a word to you : 
Thus far I have tried to attend to the 
above correspondence ; and as you 
have seen, there is a call for some- 
thing more, — some one to preach the j 
"old Jerusalem Gospel" to them, — 
give this your attention. Is some 
one to go ? Who is to go ? How and 
when is he to go ? Will some older 
brethren please give their views on 
this going question ? C. Bucher. 

Schaffersteum, Pa. 
— ^-»--» ■ 

Brethren Hohinger and Jirer: — 
Inasmuch as news from the churches 
is acceptable with the members of our 
fraternity, I have a few items to lay 
before them, through the columns of 
your paper. On the 24th of Decem- 
ber, I left home, to meet with the 
brethren and sisters of the Sandy 
Creek branch, Fayette county, Pa., 
usder the charge of Elder Jacob M, 
Thomas. Had five meetings, all well 
attended, and good attention paid to 
the word preached. The members 
seem to have a sufficiency of the zeal 
of God to keep the ark moving. 

On December 30th, left home to 
meet with the brethren of the Quema- 
honing branch, Somerset county, Pa., 
under charge of Elder Tobias Blough. 
Here we had quite a revival. Six souls 
added by baptism, and two reclaimed 
while I was there, and one before I 
came to the place of meeting. Good 
impressions were left upon the minds 
of others that were nearly ready to 
say, "We are coming too." This 
church is in a flourishing condition ; 
well supplied with ministers and dea- 
cons. 

On the 17th of January, I left 
home to meet with the brethren in 
the Ten Mile branch, Washington 
county, Pa., under the charge of El- 
der John Wise. In the evening of 
same day, Elder Joseph I. Cover, 
(house-keeper in the George's Creek 
branch, Fayette county), met me at 



the house of brother Johnson, of the 
Bams county. In the morning of the 
1 8th, Joseph Ud I started on horse 
back for said branch ; landed Bftfelj »l 
brother Wise's in the evening of same 
day. Next morning we started for 
what is culled the Brick Church, same 
branch, where we met with the church 
in council, and after a few and friend 
ly discussions of the matter in ques- 
tion, we, with the church, disposed of 
the matter without a desenting voice. 
After we had disposed of the business 
for which we were called, we commen- 
ced preaching, and had some very in- 
teresting meetings; were kindly treated 
by the members in that locality. — 
When I came there I knew but four 
persons ; but now I can say I have 
added quite a number to my list of 
mimes. This is the same brauch in 
which we expect to meet in council 
for Western Pennsylvania, this com- 
ing spring. If we live till then we 
may have more to say. Until then, 
accept of our thanks for the kindness 
you bestowed upon us while in your 
midst. Yesterday I conducted two 
meetings in our own district. This 
is something I had not done since 
October last. At this rate one would 
suppose that the brethren here would 
not likely bring a charge against, me 
for my frequent preaching. I here close 
by giving my thanks to all the breth- 
ren with whom I had the pleasure of 
meeting. Pray for your humble ser- 
vant in Christ, C. G. Lint 
Dale City, Pa. 



In the "Companion" Ofllce. 

We have been on a visit to the 
Brethren, at Berlin, Somerset county, 
Penn'a., in company with brother Jer- 
emiah Brown, of Urbana, Maryland. 
We attended seventeen meetings, and 
two funerals. The first funeral was 
that of a child of brother Jacob Myers, 
on Sunday the 21st of January. The 
second that of brother John L. For- 
ney, on Saturday, 27th, of whose death 
tb«»ro will likely be farther notice 
through the Companion. Both fun- 
erals were largely attended. 

Our meetings increased in number 
and interest. And although we had 
no additions, and eternity must tell 
the result of our labors, we have the 
satisfaction of believing that some 
good impression* were made, and the 
confession of some who told us their 
minds were made up to serve the 
Lord. The Brethren manifested a 
great deal of interest in the meeting?. 



We formed many pleasant acquaint- 
anee.^ ; und received acts of kindness 
which ve shall not soon forget 

On Tuesday, 30th, we were kindly 
brought by one of the brethren, and 
BCCOaipMiecl by several brethren and 
one sister, to Dale City, where ye 
were kiudly received. We attended 
three meetings at this place, and vis- 
ited widows and fatherless, and en- 
deavored to administer words of com- 
fort, and held seasons of prayer 

Among the rest we wero permitted 
to visit the pleasaut families of the 
editors of the Companion, where we 
enjoyed ourselves very much, and in- 
creased our love and respect for them, 
which we think will be the case with 
all those who visit them. 

After taking leave of a number of 
brethren, sisters and friends, we now 
find ourselves in the sanctum of the 
C. F. C, where we find our editor 
brethren very busily engaged; in- 
deed so much as to draw upon our 
sympathies. They are more than 
ordinarily throng in consequence of 
some of their help having been indis- 
posed, and others having been called 
to wait upon friends, and thus are 
deprived of much of the enjoyment 
they might and should have. But 
upon the whole we are much pleased 
to find them so well situated, and 
prepared to do work. 

From the appearance of the manu- 
script box we think the readers of 
their valuable journal will be well 
entertained for a time to come. 

We would have much more to say, 
but train time is drawing near, when 
we must bid farewell. We expect to 
stop off at Cumberland, and perhaps 
attend a meeting to-night. 

Jacob D. Trostle. 

Of Ligannore, Md. 

— — •• 

Dear Companion : — I am truly 
sorry to read of the death of the Pi- 
ous Youth. Who sinned that the 
P. Y. must die ? Is its death the result 
of 6in ? " When sin is finished it 
bringeth forth death." If you, 
brethren editors, did all you could to 
save the P. Y. that it might go on its 
mission of piety, then you are free of 
blood. In these days of moral and 
spiritual laxity, every person and 
thing which contributes in any way 
to make piety abound, should be sus- 
tained ; — if need be, should be fed on 
golden food. Its death is announced. 
Then I suppose it needs no farther 
sustenance. But I rtill entertain hopes 



94 



OlllUSTlAN FAMILY COMPAQ LON 



that it is not dead, but, damsel-like, 
sleepeth. Let its friends see to this 
matter. Could we not awake it? 
nourish it till it has more years and 
more strength to endure ? To weep 
now would bo childish, to be indiffer- 
ent or cold is unwise. A few sober 
reflections, brethren, is what we need. 
All will.be well yet I trust. Look at 
the past character and influence of the 
I'. Y., and what might it not be in our 
midst if we only should do did our 
whole duty. 

Yours truly, 

Lewis Kimmel. 



. inthians, where the Apostle tells us 
j that miracles shall cease ; but faith, 
j hope, and charity shall reujaio. 

Isaac PKICE. 



Schuylkill, Pa., ) 
Jan. 20th, 1812.) 

Brother Henry : — I am sorry the 
Pious Youth must die. Is there 
really no hope for him ? When it 
was seen that it must die unless bet- 
ter supported, I still had a lingering 
hope that there would be help. I 
have oft repeated to myself, can it be 
possible that our church will lose the 
prospective benefit of this little peri- 
odical, which in turn, if sustained, 
would gather in- the youths of our 
members, and thereby sustain the 
cause of the Master ? It is a painful 
thing to think of — if no prospect at all 
be open. If there is any hope at all 
please ltit me know, and say about 
what number would fall to my lot to 
raise. 

Keep the copy-right, and send out 
one or two more copies, at tolerably 
distant intervals ; offer it in lots for 
Sunday-schools in the summer, and 
then if* it don't pay, perhaps it may 
keep alive the interest in those who 
loved it, and the children for whose 
reading it was provided the 2 years 
it did live, will now soon grow up to 
such age as themselves to become 
subscribers. I hope k may yet live. 

My wife's illness continues with no 
hope of recovery. She is patiently 
and hopefully awaiting the end. She 
cannot sit up to read, neither can she 
get much comfort in hearing any 
reading of scriptuies, hymns, or the 
Companion, in consequence of the 
constant discomfort and uneasiness 
of her position. With inward forti- 
tude she can bear up under her alllic- 
without manifesting impatience. -- 
But to listen to reading, or be bene- 
fitted by it, is quite a different thing. 

Ere I close, allow me to request 
you, dear brother, to call the atteution 
of brother Gr^ye, of Baltimore, to the 
closing of the 13th chapter of Cor- 



A Proposal. 

I would say to the scattered mem- 
bers in south and south-western Kan- 
sas, that I have settled in Neosho 
county, and expect to do what I can 
in the ministry. If they will let their 
whereabouts be known to me by let- 
ter, I will try to visit them the com- 
ing summer, by consent, when con- 
venient. Address, Galesburs:, N'esho 
county, Kansas. Sidney Hodgkn. 

— ■ — ^^♦^ m ^m — 

Proposed Visit. 

To Holidaysburg on the 17 th of 
February ; meeting at Catfish on the 
18th. On the 19 th to Martinsburg. 
Ou the 20th to the lower end of the ! 
Cove. Brother Cox is expected to j 
accompany me on this visit, if he is ! 
well. We expect a brother from the | 
Lower end to meet us at Martinsburg, 
on Monday evening, to convey us 
wheresoever they chcse to take us. 
The visit is intended for the lower end 
of the Cove. 

Grabill Meyers. 

Brother Holsinger : — I see in your 
Almanac that somebody has sent 
you my name and address, that did 
not know it correctly, My address 
is not Brant, Ohio ; but Dayton, Ohio, 
Box 1013. Joseph Arnold. 



MARRIED. 



By the undersigned, at his residence, 
January lGth, brother JOSEPH M. 
MESSAMON, and MARY G. MYERS, 
both of Mifflin county, Pa. 

Robert Badger. 

December 3 l»t, 1871, at the house of 
the bride's parents. JOHN W. SIDLE, 
and REBECCA M. NEVEIL, by Isaac 
Price. 

DIED. 

We admit no poetry under any ciivumstiui- 
oea in connection with ObituaryNotdces. We 
wish to use all alike, and we could not insert 
veraea with all. 

Died in Warren County, Indiana, Jan- 
uary 9th. Brother Isaac B. Ward, aged 
32 years, 11 months, and 14 days. He 
leaves a wife (sister is the church) and 
four children, with many friends to mourn 
their loss. Brother Isaac joined the 
church in his youth and (we believe) lived 
a faithful member in the church. He 



was formely a resident of Miami county, 
Ohio, and a member of the Newton and 
Panther Creek arm of the church. His 
I remains were brought here and mtered 
in the grave yard at the Stone Church. — 
Bretbern Cadwallader and Murray, ex- 
horted on the occasaion. Text. Looking 
for Jesu>. 

Another of our readers of the ( '. F. ( '. 

! has been overtaken by the tyrant death. 

; without warning. \ Brother Isaac was in bis 

! usual health on the morning of the ninth, 

I and went to help one of his neighbors 

to crib corn- The crib being filled, they 

I built it higher with small poles, after un- 

j loading the wagon, he went to pick up 

J some scattered ears, that fell to the 

! ground, and while stooped a light pole 

, (leaning against the erib) fell and «truck 

him above the left ear kuocking him 

down. He was helped up, went to the 

house, and when dinner came he eat 

hartily, and started home walking nearly 

a mile on reaching home, he only spoke 

a word or two and was unconscious. A 

physician w.as sent for, but to no purpose 

a vein being bursted under his scull the 

blood flowed to the brain. He" lived 

eleven hours after the accident. This 

should be a warning to all to be prepared 

to go at any hour. 

On page 44, present volume, appeared 
a short article from him. 

('. IT. Deeter. 
In the Lick Creek branch. Williams 
county. Ohio. December 17th, 1871. sis- 
ter St'S ANAH WALLACK. daughter 
of brother John C- sister Mary Ann 
Wallace, aged 1 9 years, 9 months, and 25 
days. Disease, Consumption. A short 
time after she became ill, she sent for 
brethren D. Rittenhouse and J. Moore.— 1 
infant baptism would satisfy her no lon- 
ger. — and requested of them to be bap- 
tized. She was carried down into the 
water and immersed, on the 27th of Au 
gust, resolved to follow her Savior if she 
died in the act. Here was faith, and per- 
fect love which casteth out fear. On the 
30th of the same month, a communion 
was called, and 3 more were added to the 
church. Many were theadmoritions she 
gave to her friends and relatives. Will- 
ing to do all she was commanded, she 
calledon the above, named brethren on the 
25th of September, and was anointed 
with oil in the name of the Lord. Fun- 
eral services by brother Rittenhouse and 
others, ftom John 11 : 25, 26. 

CATH. T. BOHNEIL 

In the Berlin Branch, Pa.. November 
Mil. 1871, TOBIAS, son of brother 
James and sister Rebecca KELLEKY : 
aired 2 years. 5 months, and 8 days. 
Funeral text, Mark 10: 14. 

Epuriam Cober. 

In upper Canawaeo branch, Adams 
county, Pa., JOHN WILLIAM, eon 

of brother Abram and sister BURK- 
HOLDEK. ; aged 3 years. 8 mouths, and 
10 da vs. Funeral by the Brethren. 

PE.TER B. IW T FT>iAN, 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Do 



! 



ISTOF MONEYS RECEIVED for 

I SUBSCRIPTION, HOOKS, fir. 



00 



I) F. Plain, 
a B Miller, 
(sometime ago) <> 90 
Bailie Baeghlj, 150 
Simon Kims, 
C H Forney, 
8 J LlvcDROod, 
Daniel I) Sell, 
(Jeorgc Paul, 
.1 D Swell r.er, 
M O Goodyear, 
John Baker, 



1 50 
I 25 
1 50 
:i00 
16 50 
1 50 
150 
75 



Noah Snider, 1 50 
8 A M"oorc, 75 

N C Workman, 1 10 
Solomon Cogan, 1 :»0 



J R Pogelsaugcr 3 90 
.Tos Cable, 1 50 

Wrn Wolf, 1 50 

•lobn J Mosser, 2 25 
Benj F Flory, 5 00 
A \V Mahle, 1 00 

Lewis Klrnmel, 33 05 
Dan Hostetter, 150 
Urias Shiek, 1 50 
M M Burket. 5 35 
R B Keigert, 1 50 

Susannah Groff. 1 50 
H H Arnold, 1 50 

•I /.uck.jr., 2 00 

John Rose, 3 00 

Cyrus Markle jr.,S00 
Noah T Blough, 1 90 
11 Musselman, 1 35 
(' Hsise, 7 00 

Chas F Souders, 1 00 
1) Aushctman, 
(Dec. 26, 1871) 10 50 
J H Hopping, 75 

D A Bally, 50 

Jacob Nasbanne 1 50 
Dan C Riuglc, 3 00 



Samuel Cain, 
Lizzie Mishley, 
Isaac Hoke, 
John Everett, 
N W Rowell, 
V < Kiaher, 
D Achenbach. 
W Wyland. 
S Hu fiord, 
II Mnseelman, 
B N Kminort, 
A P Miller, 
(i M Lntr., 
I) L Miller. 
Lewis II. Koli, 
John AStrayer, 
8 A Walker, 
M McCongin, 
Wm H Carrier, 
Elias Flke, 
II II Stahl. 
J J Alougli. 
John Dennis, 
Jacob Hasley. 
A B Wallick, 
Daniel Miller, 
John Blessing, 
Martin Neher, 
David Gerlich, 
Eliz N Barb, 
V. Williams, 
John P Bowser, 
David Martin, 
Daniel Trump, 



I 50 
1 50 
300 

i no 
A 00 

8 65 : 
960 
1 50 
1 50 
140 | 
1 50 i 
100 
1 50 

2 
3 ID 
i ;i. r > 
2100 
1 50 i 
300 ' 
1 50 ! 
1 50 ' 
300 j 
1 50 ! 

1 50 ! 
50 ' 

3 00 i 
75 

2 00 
1 50 
320 

1 50 I 

1 50 

75 

1 50 



Pittsburg and Connellsville R. R. 

TI MK TAB I.K. 

fXSSHIIBmilllg. nil Monday. October 10th. 1871. 
at ■! o'cloek. P. m. 



Eastward. | 




Westward. 


Cam 
Mail 


Bait 
Exp. 


STATIONS. 


Cin. 
Exp. 


Cum 
Mail 


A, H 


p. u. 




A. M. 


P. M 


050 


800 


Pittsburg 


1015 


6 10 


10 21 


9 57 


Bradford 


8 05 


2 30 


10 35 


10 10 


Connellsville 


800 


2 35 


130 


1155 


Mineral Point 


5 52 


1122 


140 


12 15 


Garret 


538 


1102 


157 


1228 


DALE CITY 


526 


1045 


3 16 


138 


Bridgeport 


4 15 


9 25 


400 


2 00 


Cumberland 


3 43 


840 


P. M. 


A. It. 


1 


M.P. 


A.M 



Advertisements . 

Ul E will admit a limited number of selec 
advertisements at the following rates 
One insertion, 20 cents a line. 
Each subsequent insertion 15 cents a line. 
Yearly advertisements, 10 cents a line. 

No standing advertisement of more than 
£0 lines will be admitted, and no cuts will be 
iiseted on anv considerations 

Saml. Roger, Fkanlin Fornbt, 

Fwikstotcti, Pa. Stony Creek, Pa. 

I ) OGER A FORREY. 

Dealers in Agricultural Implements, Hoff- 
hien's Reaper and Mower, Horse Rakes, 

THRESHING MACHINES, 

Grain Drills, Feed Cutters, Corn Shelters, 
Plows. &c- All machines sold by us are war- 
ranted. Persons wishing to buy will call on, 
or address as above. 
B-fc BOYER & FORNEY. 



.1 CHEAT IM'i 701 MhST, can be had 
by lcmmI, honett parties, to sell, or manufac- 
ture on royalty, my metalic Patent Paint 
Brush. For particulars address 

8. B&HXINQER, \Yll.l.lA.M>Yll.l v 

Erie oounty, N. Y 

a 



!• 



UKN FOK SAM; 



Three-fourths of a mile from Rural Village, 
Armstrong Co , Pa. Cantalns about 52 acres; 
all under fence ; about 45 acres cleared ; 
good Log House and some other buildings ; 
mostly second bottom ; two never-falling 
springs of soft water. Would prefer to sell 
to a brother in the ministry, For particulars 
address, J. W. BEER, 

8-7-tf. b.KLK CITY, Someritt Co., Pa. 



S 



VI. KM (Ollll.l 



The Spring session of Sulem College will 
open for the reception of any number of stu- 
dents from all parts of the country, on the 
20th of March, 1372. 

Ample accommodations, and thorough in- 
structions will be given all students who con- 
nect themselves with this College. Good 
board can be obtained In the best of families, 
at $2.50 to $300 per week ; or students can 
board themselves, separately or In clnbs, 
at from $1.25 to $1.50 per week, as large 
numbers are doing with the consenl of the 
faculty. An extensive boarding house is to 
be erected by a brother early In the season, 
to accommodate all children of the brethren, 
who desire it. Parents and Guardians can 
rely on the location of the College at Bour- 
bon, as beihg a pe rmauant arrangement, and 
that the health of the locality is unsurpassed, 
by any place inhhe country. 

Special care will be given to students wbo 
are far from home, that shall be satisfactory 
to parents. For Catalogues, Scholarships, 
and full particulars, address, 

SALEM COLLEGE, 

8-7. BOURBOS, IX b. 



AGENTS WA NTED E YE Y WHERE 

To Canvass for our POPULAR WORKS, 
Specially suited to sales through Agents. 

PLAIN HOME TALK. 

A work that should be in every family in 
the land. 12mo. 911 pages, profusely illus- 
trated. Price, elegantly bound, $3 25. 
The Lost City.orCticago as it was and as it is. 
A book brim full of thrilling Interest and start- 
ling incidents ; profusely illustrated. Orders 
filled in the order received. Price, elegantiy 
bound, $1.50. WELLS' EVERY MAN HIS 
OWN LAWYER, and United States Form 
Book- A complete Business Man's Guide for 
everv State in the Union. 12mo. 600 pages, 
Price, $200. 
11 ELLS' lllvstratxlXational HAXD BOOK- 

A book for everybodv. Price, elegantly 
bound, $1.50. 

All th'e above, are works that meet with 
rapid sales. Our agents are doing extraordin- 
ary well with them. Full descriptive confi- 
dential circulars, sent on application, and 
i sample copies of either of the works sent post 
paid on receipt of price. 

We want good live Agents : men who can 
fully appreciate the merits of the work, and 
the fact that 1; meets a universal want. — 
Agents who desire to do good as well as make 
money. Address : Wells & Co-, 432 Broom 
street, New York. 

8-3-1 5t. 



CALVERT COLLEGE. 

FOB s.i LE .1 T TRUSTEES 8 ILE. 

Tke undersigned Trustees offer at private 
sale, Calvert College, situated In New Wind- 
sor, Carroll county, Md. 

For circulars containing full particulars, 
with photograph of buildings apply to 
W. STOirriiR, Cashier, 1st Nat. Bank, 

New Windsor, Md. 
Cuarlis B. RonsuTS, Attorney at Law. 
Westminster, Md. 
8-3-«m. 

NO MOKE LAMP EXPLOSIONS. 

The Orient Safety Lamp will not break, 
leak, or oxplode. Use these lamps and or- 
nament your houses. Save yonr lives, save 
your homes, save your children. A glass 
Lamp is a Magazine, more dangerous than 
gunpowder, and with the torch alreadv 
lighted. For sale by 

GlLLBSPIB <fc Lor KART>. AaU. 
New Store, DALE CITY, Pa 

Jan. 10th, 1872. 

Dr. T ? . M. BEACH LEi'S 
FAMILY MEDICAL DEPOT. 

Or PICK AND DRUG fiTORF, 
ON MAIN Street, 

Da£I City, Somerset (V., Pe. 



I'nlvrsal Guide for Catting Gisr- 
meats. 

By which every family may cut its own 
garments for men and boys, of twenty six 
different sizes ; for Coats, Pants, Vests, and 
Shirts, and Ladies' Dress Bodies. Agents 
wanted to sell State, County, and Family 
Rights. For Particulars 

address Miller A Qcikx, 

Tyrant, Blair Co.. Pa. 



,'HOW TO GO WEST." 

Forty years ago, Illinois was as far West 
as most people wished to go, and journeys 
were made in the legendary "Prairie Schoon- 
er," but in these days of Progress and Im- 
provement, the word West has come to mean 
Iowa. Nebraska, Kansas, Colorada, Califor- 
nia, and the Territories, and the Traveler 
reaches almost any point therein by a splen- 
did Line of Railroad. 

This Lino of Railroad is the Burlington 
Route, which starts from Chicago over the 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., from 
Indianapolis, over the Indianapolis, Bloom- 
ington <S Western Short Line, and from Lo- 
gansaort, over the Toledo, Peoria A Warsaw 
R. R., and running through Burlington, 
reaches Omaha. Lincolen, Nebraska City, 
St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavon worth and Kan- 
sas City, connecting with the Union Pacific. 
Kansas Pacific and other Railroads running 
from those cities. 

Always go '"By way of Burlington" and 
you wili be sure to be right. 

The Burlington Ronte has admirably an- 
swered the question, "Ho\»togo West ?" by 
the publication of a truthful and inter -sting 
document, filled with facts in regard to Time, 
Connections, Accommodations, rates of 
Fare, and otner interesting items and illus- 
trated by a large map, truthfully showing 
the whole We6t, which they distribute free 
of charge. Copies, and additional informa- 
tion can be obtained by addressiug, General 
Passenger Agent. B. A M. R. R., Burlington, 
Iowa. 



96 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



The Fiukle & L.yon Sewing Ma- 
chine, with Drop Feed, new Take-up, new 
Hemnier, &c, is now offered to accents on 
more liberal terms. Also, Second-hand Ma 
chines taken in exchange, or the new iui 
provements applied. 

Every Machiue is warranted Fiust Glass, 
and if the purchaser does not so regard it af- 
ter a fair trial, he can return it, and money 
refunded. . 

N. B. Wanted traveling agents to visit 
each town, distributing circulars, explaining 
the improvements, etc., etc., who can make 
*300 per month. Address LYON'S MUTU 
AL 8. M. Co. 



A Card. 

Drs. D. Fahrney & Son, Uroscopian Phys- 
icians, continue the practice of Medicine at 
the old stand, near Boonsboro, Md. They 
treat all forms of Chronic Diseases with mar- 
ked success. Can be addressed by letter, and 
they can 6end medicine to any part of the 
United States, wherever there is an express 
office. Post office address, Boonsboro, Wash- 
ington County, Md. 

7-10-1 yr.pd. 



1180 1870 

ARE YOU AFFLICTED OR SICK ? 
Use Dr. Fahrney's Blood Cleans- 
er or Panacea. 

An Alterative and Catharic, or Tonic and 
¥urge combined, for diseases arising from 
t>ad blood ; such as Costiveaess, Dyspepsia 
8ick Headache, Livei Complaint, jaundice, 
Erysipelas, Worms, Chills and Fever, Scrof 
ula, Pimples, Tetter, &c. Try It. 

Established 178 i in package form. Estab 
lished nearly 20 years ago in liquid form 
which was brought to its present state of 
preservation and perfection some years later, 
by Dr. P. Fahrney, Chicago, Hi's, who coa 
ducts the trade west of Ohio. <}reat reputa- 
tion !. Many Testimonials ! Ask for that 
prepared at Waynesboro, Pa., a'hd Chicago, 
Hi's. Beware of imitations. ' Genuine re- 
tails at 11.25 per bottle. Druggists and 
Medicine dealers sell it. 

Dr. P. Fahrney's "Health Messenger" gives 
the history and t ses of the Blood Cleanser 
testimonials, ana other information, sent 
free of charge. Address 

Dr. P. Fahrney's Bros. * Co. 
^VatwusH'yro. Pa 

GREAT EXCITEMENT ! 
J. N. FICHTXF.R, 
of Berlin, Pa., has caused a great excite- 
ment in the County by bringing into our 
midst the very popular and far-famed WEED 
(F. F.) SEWING MACHINE. All who 
have tried it give this as their decisiou : 
"The Weed runs lighter, has less searing, 
is more easily managed, and takes leas time 
to understand it thau any other machine now 
In the county." 

The WEED has no cosr-wheels, no spriDg 
or compound ievers, and is sold at prices 
ranging from 1(50 to $150. Each machine 
is furnished with a tucker, quilter, baster 3 
hemmers, feller, corder, ruffle;-, fringer, 
braider, and a self-sewer. eratU. 

Satisfaction GUARANTEED. 

Call on or address. 

J. N. FFCHTNER, 
7-47-8t.s' BERLIN', PA. 

Office in Douuer'snew building. 




For Sale at this Office. 



Che Emphatic Dlaglott; Or, Th« New 

Testament In Greek and English. Containing the 
Original Greek Text of tbe New Testament, with 
Interlineary Word-for-word English Translation. 
A work for Student* in Theology, and S. S. 
Teacher*. By Binjaiiin- Wilson. "Price. $1. 

Hand-Book for Homt Iniprorrmeuti 
comprising " How to Write," " How to Talk," 
" How to Behave." nnd " How to do Business." id 
one vol., $2. 25. Indispensable. 

Life at Homo; or the Family and ltd 
Members. — Including Htt6bands and Wive-. Par- 
ent*, Children. Brothers. Sisters. Employers and 
Employed. The Altar iu the House, «tc. "By 
Wm. Aikman. {1.00; 

Man la Genesis and In Geology ; orTba 
Biblical Account of Man's Creation tested by Sci- 
entific Theories of Lis OrUnn and Antiquity. Bv 
J. P. Thompbos, Fancy doth. $1.00. 

How to Read Character. A new Ulustra- 
ted Hand-book of Phrenology and Physiognomy, 
for Students and Examiners, "with a Chart tor rt: 
cording the sixes of the different Organs of th* 
Brain, in the Delineation o' Character, with up- 
wards of ITU Engravings. Muslin, $1.25. 

Wedlock ; or. the Right Relations of the Sexes. 
Disclosing the Laws of Conjugal Selection, and 
showing who may and who may -rot marry. By S 
R. Wells. $1.50 : « 

Oratory— Saered and Secular ; or. the Ex- 
temporaneous Speaker. With Chairman's Guide 
for conducting Public Meetings according to tbe 
best Parliamentary forms. By W. Pittixger, $1.50 

iEsop'sj Fables. The People's Pictorial Edition. 
Beautifully Illustrated with nearly Sixtv Engrj> 
lags. Cloth, gilt, beveled boards. " Only"*!. 

The Right Word In the Right Place. 

A New Pocket Dictionary and Reference Book. 
Embracing Synonyms, Technical Terms. Abbreyi 
ations. Foreign Phrases. Writing for the Pres- 
Punctuation, Proor Heading, ana other Valua\. 
Information. Cloth. 75 cents. 
Any of the above sent by mail, post-paid, os -e 
eiDt of price. 

Tbe Phrenological Jonrnal, an 

illustrated, First-class Family Magazine, 
devoted to tbe '8cience s>f Man" Subscrip- 
tion price, $3,00 a year. By a special ar- 
rangement we are enabled to offer the 
Phnnolor^cal Journal and Christian Fam- 
ily Companion together for $3,50 or with 
the Piout Youth for. $3-00. we commend 
the Jownal to all who want a good Family 
Magazine, and who don't! 

New Hymn Books. 

PLAIN SHEEP BINDING. 
One copy, post paid, 0.75 

12 copies, post paid, 8.50 

PLAIN ARABESQUE BINDING 
One copy, po6t paid. 75 

12 copies, post paid, S.50 

Turkey Morocco, 

One copy, post paid, 1.00 

Pe- dozen, n.25 

German and English Plain Sheep 

Oa« copy, post pain, 1.00 

Per dozen 10.3 

Turkey Morocco, Ger. & Kng. 

One copy, post pa:J- 1.35 

Per dozen «' " 10 SO 

PLAIH SINGLE GERMAN. 
One corjy, post pain, .50 

PfT r>rrr< . 5.50 



Christian Harp, contanlng 
128 pacta of choice hymns set to music in 
character notes. Price per single copy, post 
paid 35 cents. $3.00 per dozen. 

Revised New Testament. 

OCTAVO PICA EDITION. 

Plain Clot b Binding, post paid, $2.00 

Sheep Strong Binding, post paid, 2.50 

18 MO. KDITIOK. 

Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, $1.00 

Sheep Strong Binding, 1.25 

32 MO., SUNDAY SCHOOL EDITION. 25 

The Song>Crowned Klng.-A new 

singing book set in character notes. 144 oc- 
tavo pages, bonnd in boards. New and eld 
tune*. Price 60 cents. $6.00 per dozen. 
Companion Volume 3, bound post paid, $2.7 
Reserved at the office, 2.25 
Nkad'b Theology, Poet Paid, 1.45 

« Wi6dom & Power of God Postpaid 1.40 
Brethren's Encyclopedia. $1.70 
Treatise on Trine Immersion B. F. Moo- 
maw, prepaid, .75 

Debate on Immersion, Quinter & Snyder, 
Single copy, post paid, .75 

12 copies, by Express, 7.00 

Pious Companion, 8. Kinsey, post paid, .45 
Browns Pocket Concordance, -60 

German & English Testaments, .75 

Jenkins' Vest -Pocket Lexicon 

an English Dictionary of all except familior 
words, omitting what everybody knows, and 
containing what everybody wants to know. 
Price 75 cents, postpaid. 

Certificates eke. 

MarriageCertiflcate, per loz., post paid, 0.30, 
certificates of membership. Per coz, O.Su 
""TRACTS. — Religious dialogue, 12 pages 
I five cents single copy; thirty cents a doz. 
All orders should be accompanied with the 
money and the name of person, post-office, 
county and State written in unmistakable 
letters, and addressed to, 

H. R. Holsinoer. 

Dale Citt, Pa. 



THE 



Christian Family Companion. 

Is published every Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
by Henn R. Holeinger, who is a member of 
the Church of the Brethren, sometimes known 
by the name of "German Baptists," and 
i vulgarly or maliciously called "Dunk* rd»." 

The design, of the work is to advocate truth , 
! expose error, and encourage the true Christian 
| on his way to Zion. 

It assumes that the New Testament is the 

1 Will of God, and that no one can hare the 

| promise of salvation without observing all itt • 

■ requirement* ; that among these ere Faith, Re 

pentance, Prayer, Baptism by trine immer 

sion, Feet Washing, the Lord's Supper, the 

Holy Communion, Charity, Non-conformity to 

: the world, and a full resignation to the whole 

will of God as he has revealed It through hie 

Son Jesus Christ. 

So much of the Affairs of this world as may 
be thought necessary to the proper observance 
of the sign? of the times, or snch as may tend 
to the mot si, mental, or physical benefit ol 
the Christian, w :'Xbe published, thus remov- 
ing all occasion for coming into contact with 
the 60 callec'. Literary or Political journals. 
Subscriptions may begin at aiy time. 
For further particulars send for a specimen 
| number, enclosing a stamp. 

Addre*« H. R. HOLSINGRR, 

Dalb Cm Someii-et Co , r.». 



(pratimt (x$Mttttr> (^mpnum. 



BY H. B. HOL3INQBB. 
VOLUMB VIII. 



" WhoioeTer loveth me keepeth my commandment* '— Jesus. 

DALE CITY, PA., TUESDAY, FEB. 13, 1872. 



At tl.60 Per Annurr 

Number 7. 



For the Comjxiuion. 
Thy Kingdom Come i- A Reply to Brother Nplcher 
on the Lord's l'rayer. 

The brother says, "the kingdom of heaven" 
and "the kingdom of God" are synonymous. 
Here, we think, he is correct. "The kingdom 
of God" is mentioned sixty times ; and "the 
kingdom of heaven," sixteen times, in the New 
Testament. 

The brother says he is "prompted to believe 
that the kingdom has come, and was bestowed 
to the little flock, according to promise, over 
eighteen hundred years ago." Bat who says 
sol Where is the proof for that assertion 1 
We are cited to Daniel, where the greatness of 
the kingdom, under the whole heaven, was giv. 
ed the saints of the Most High. Now, if this 
kingdom was set up on the day of Pentecost, as 
some say, how does it come that all dominions 
do not serve and obey them, as it is said they 
should 1 I suppose the brother gets the idea of 
the "Kingdom" being already "set up" from the 
language, "It is at hand." But if he will go 
with me to the fourth chapter ol Rom. 1 7th 
verse, there he will find, God told Abraham 
that he had made him father of many nations ; 
even God who raiseth the dead, and calleth 
those things which be not as though they were ; 
which at the appointed time will be. For in* 
stance, we read in Isaiah 9 : 6, "For unto us a 
child is born unto us a son is given, and the 
government, shall be upon his shoulders : and his 
name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, 
The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father." 
Now, the expression rt is font" was not fulfilled 
for over six hundred years. My object in writ- 
ing is not to give an explanation on the words 
"kingdom of God" in all the parables, — that is 
entirely beyond my ability, — but to show, that 
we have no. kingdom here ; but that we are 
soldiers, fighting for a kingdom. The kingdom 
we pray for in the Lord's prayer is the kingdom 
that Christ spoke of to his disciples on that 
memorable night in which he ate the supper, 
and said, "With desire, I have desired to eat 
this pMtfovet with you before I suffer ; for I iaty 



unto you, I will not any more eat thereof until 
it be fulfilled in the kingdom oi God." And 
of the cup he said the same, — "I will not drink 
of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom oi' 
God shall come." The kingdom we pray for is 
the same that Peter, James, and John saw in a 
vision on the holy mountain ; which represen- 
ted Christ when he comes in his glory, Moses 
as the resurrected saints ; and Elias, as the liv- 
ing saints, changed to immortality at Christ's 
appearing and kingdom. Then is when the 
kingdom is given to its rightful owner. Then 
all the kingdoms of this world shall become the 
kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he 
shall reign forever. And he will, at the end of 
this world, send his angels, and they shall gath- 
er out of his kingdom all things that offend and 
which do iniquity, and shall cast them into a 
furnace of fire. "Then shall the righteous shine 
forth in the kingdom of their Father," as spoken 
by Daniel, Matth. 13 : 40-43. Much might be 
said of the kingdom which is yet to come ; but 
we hope this will suffice. 

Leah Croncl. 
Me<Jiaui<'90urg t HI. 

For the Comi'a Dior. 
Hope. 
Hope is truly an anchor to the soul. With- 
out hope we would be "of all men most misera- 
ble." Even in our daily avocations hope allied 
to prospects gives energy and buoyancy to our 
spirits. He that soweth, 60weth in hope : he 
that cultivates does so in hope. All work would, 
without hope, be a gloomy task indeed B'Jt 
hope looked at, or experienced, from a religious 
standpoint is worthy of our highest encomium*. 
Without hope while buffeting the surg ing bil- 
lows of time, we would be like a ship without 
an anchor. An anchor is used to stay the ship 
and keep it from being tossed to and ho by thp 
wind. So to the soul i? hope an anchor ihal 
keeps our little bark from beiDg tossed to al»1 
fro by every wind of doctrine. Hope in Christ, 
hopes ofheaven, hope in immortality, andh-y 
of eternity, keep oui •'little snipe " from foua- 



98 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY CO Ml' AN ION. 



dering upon the rugged breakers of infidelity. ! the light of the world," says Christ ; and He is 
When waves of affliction roll high and wide our example and pattern to follow after. Then 
hope enables us to ride out the storm. With ; let our thoughts take us back to the days of our 
Christ at the helm and hope for an anchor, we j Savior, and try and learn what constituted Christ 
may ail sail safely over the troubled waters — (as being man) "the light ot the world," that 
pass by all the whirlpools — go safely through the j we may pattern after him, and be "the light of 
surging waters — keep at a safe distance from the world." 

the rugged reefs of sins, and ever be made able j Qur ^ y[or did not Uve a life oJ solitude and 
to buftet safely the chilly wafers of Jordan, and abstraction . though we believe he had the pow . 



anchor safely at last in the harbor of eternal 
rest ; when hope will no longer be hope but an 
eternal, happy, and blissful realty ; no longer a 
shadow but an infinite substance. No longer 
will hope be an anchor, but heaven and the light 
of God's countenance will be the sea in which 
the soul shall bathe — yea bathe forever and ev- 
er. Faith and hope shall then meet their con-* 
summate ends ; "evidence of things not seen" 
will now be facts apparent by a blessed observa- 
tion. "Substance of things hoped for" will now 
be the thing itself in all its essence. Blessed be 
God for giving us something to build our hopes 
upon. Otherwise this world would be a dreary 
blank, May our hopes be confirmed and made 
strong that our life here may be a succession of 
joys and our life to come one eternal fact of 
bliss. J. S. Flory. 



For the Compasios. 
Christ oar Light and Example. 

"I am the light of the world." John 8:12. 
"Ye are the light of the world." Matth. 5 : 14. 

These are the sayings of our Savior ; and, in 
considering diem with a view to learn and to be 
profited, we cauaot easily fail to see much that 
should demand our careful attention, as Christ 
tians. "Ye are the light of the world," is the 
language of our Savior to His disciples ; and, 1 
think, thereby he intends to impress upon our 
minds the true idea of our position, in this world, 
as followers of Him. The Savior says, "I am 
the light of the werld ; he that followeth me 
shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the 
light of life." "Walk as children of light." "II 
ye continue in my words, then are ye my disci- 
ples indeed." "Let your light so shine before 
men, that they may see your good works and 
glorify your F'ather which is in heaven." 

From these, and many other sacred texts, we 
may learn what our position is here in the world, 
as Christians. It seems to be the same as our 

Sati6r , s was while be was in the world. 

1 - 



er that he could have withdrawn himself from 
all contact with sinful men. He could have 
spared himself their insults and reproaches, had 
he lived in seclusion. Had he thus lived until 
the hour of expiation came, the world would 
still be in darkness ; and that great and heaven- 
devised plan of salvation would still be a myste- 
ry, and man would be destitute of those holy 
and heaven-revealing lessons and institutions 
designed for the restoration of man. But this 
the Savior did not do. After He was baptized 
in Jordan of John, and had returned from the 
wilderness of temptation, he then entered upon 
public life, proclaiming tidings of salvation to a 
sin-benighted world. Then he had entered on 
that part of his mission in which he was "the 
light of the world," and an example and pattern 
for all his followers ; and "the people which sat 
in darkness saw great light ; and to them which 
sat in the region and shadow of death light is 
sprung up." Then began the light to shine ' in 
darkness, and the darkness comprehended it 
not." "The entrance of thy words giveth light." 
"The word was made flesh and dwelt among us 
in the person of Jesus Christ, in whom was em- 
bodied "the light ot the world. He that said in 
the beginning, "Let there be light, and there 
was light," is in the world in human form, de- 
veloping to man and bringing to light things 
the angels desired to look into. We see him 
with untiring steps journeying o'er hills and 
through vallies, through heat and cold, from city 
to city, and from village to village, proclaiming 
the will and mind of God ; so simplifying the 
plan of salvation, that it is brought within the 
comprehension and understanding of every intel- 
ligent, finite mind ; making the way plain, that 
"the wayfaring man, though a fool, shall not err 
therein." Tins wav is handed down to us in 
the book of the Xew Testament of Jesus Christ 
in all its native purity and simplicity, that man 
"I am I may become wise unto salvation. In this, 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



M 



Christ was and is "the light ol the world." Paul 
says, "Whatsoever doth make manifest is 
light." 

But Christ was "the light ot the world," not 
only in this ; but Christ, as a man, (for he was 
man as well as God,) while here in this world, 
literally exemplified in person the gospel he 
brought and taught, that throughout his entire 
life he was an example to his followers, and a 
light to the world in all that he did and all that 
he said. By his meekness and forbearance ; by 
his humility and generous sympathies ; by his 
forgiving spirit and lamb-like disposition ; by his 
appearance and kindness ; by his doing good to 
all men, anywhere and at all times, and by his 
being strictly obedient to the will ot God. Such 
was the character of Christ ; and these qualities 
must characterize his followers, that they may 
be "the light of the world." Brethren and sis- 
ters, let us examine ourselves in these things. 
And as we have entered the service of Christ, 
let us be "steadfast, immovable, always abound* 
ing in the work of the Lord." And let us all 
strive to contorm ourselves to the image of Christ, 
so as to shine in the same moral beauty betore 
the world, that we, being united in one body — 
the church — may represent Christ in the world, 
and as a city set on a hill that cannot be hid. 

M. J. Thomas. 

Sf unbone, Pa. 



he will be doing lor himself, his neighbor, or for 
posterity. Who is old 1 Not the man of ener- 
gy, not the day laborer in science, art, or benev- 
olence ; but he only who suffers his energies to 
waste away, and the spring of life to become mo- 
tionless ; on whose hands the hours drag heavi- 
ly, and to whom all things wear the garb of 
gloom. Labor in general does not tend to short- 
en life, but rather by strengthening the body to 
lengthen it ; while idleness and luxury are pro- 
ductive of the same results as the most unheal- 
thy occupation. J. C. Johnson. 
New Geneva, Pa. 



B»r the CcnnpanioH. 
Labor and Longevity. 

Three-fourths of the difficulties and miseries 
of men come from the fact that most want wealth 
without earning it, fame without deserving it, 
popularity without temperance, respect without 
virtue, and happiness without holiness. The 
man who wants the best things, and is willing 
to pay just what they are worth, by honest effort 
and hard self-denial, will have no difficulty in 
getting what he wants at last. It is the men 
who want goods on credit that are snubbed and 
disappointed and overwhelmed in the end. Hap- 
piness cannot be bought by the bottle, nor caught 
up by the excursion train, nor put on with any 
robe or jeweh, nor eaten at any feast. It does 
not exist in any exhilaration, excitement, or 
ownership, but comes from the use of the facul- 
ties of body and mind. A wise man will never 
fust out. As long a3 ho can move and breathe 



Tor the CoinrAino*. 
Living Naerlflce. 

"I beseecn you, brethren, by the mercies of God, that 
ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable 
unto God, which is your reasonable service." Rom. 
12 : 1. 

Every christian must frequently call to mind, 
that we belong, not to ourselves, but to God ; 
and this should encourage us to offer ourselves, 
and all we have, to God, in return. 

The offerings ot the Old Testament had to be 
voluntary : men must lead a godly life in the 
world, not from fear of hell, but from love to 
God ; otherwise the srerifice is but compulsory. 

The offerings were required to be presented 
wholly, and npt in part ; therefore we must not 
give one half of our hearts to the world and the 
other to God, but must love God, and surrender 
ourselves to him with all our hearts, and with 
all our souls, and with all our might. 

These offerings were required to be without a 
flaw ; nothing blind or lame could be sacrificed 
to God : we must take care to not stain our 
souls, or our bodies, for a soul-tarnished with sin 
God will not admit into heaven, 

God had a peculiar partiality for young sacri- 
fices : — for lambs one or two years old. This 
was to show that we must not postpone our con- 
version to old age ; but must give ourselves 
as a sacrifice to God in good time, in the bloom 
of youth 

What was once sacrificed to God, could not 
afterwards be changed or taken away ; so must 
a Christian be steadfast in purpose. God hates 
a proud heart. So sisters and brothers, let us 
walk after the Spirit, and not after the fl?sh or 
lusts of men. J. H. MYF1& 

CcntrcviUc, Pa. 



100 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. 
Universalism not ot tiod No. 2. 

Universalism, as it is called, we 
think, is one of the soul-slaying doc- 
trines of Satan, which is inculcated 
and preached in the world by intelli- 
gent men. Should these lines be 
read by any one who vindicates the 
doctrine, let me say to you, as one 
who loves you and desires your eternal 
welfare, " Repent and believe the 
Gospel ;" practice its institutions ; 
comply with its requirements, and do 
it quickly ; for we are taught that 
there is no repentance in the grave. 

In all the Savior's instruction while 
here in the world, he directed those 
who heard him to the future life, as 
the rewards and punishments of all 
mankind. 

After examining closely the 25th 
chapter of Matthew, from the 31st 
verse to the end of the chapter, itfis 
striking, indeed, to think that intelli- 
gence will inculcate the idea that all 
men will be saved. This passage is a 
direct and powerful argument against 
universalism. It was spoken near 
the close of the Savior's ministry 
among men. It foretells the final 
destiny of both the righteous and the 
wicked. The Son of God is here 
speaking of the nations ot the earth. 
He says that they shall be separated, 
"as a Shepherd divideth his sheep 
from the goats." 

Our universalist friends assert, that 
this was fulfilled, at the destruction of 
Jerusalem. It is not so ; for no 
earthly events can fulfill it. In the 
scripture before us, Chri3t teaches, 
that, " when the Son of man shall 
come," the following events will oc- 
cur : Having all the holy angels 
with him, he will sit upon the throne 
of his glory ; all nations will be gath- 
ered before him ; he will separate the 
righteous from the wicked ; to the 
righteous will he say, " Come, ye 
blessed of my Father, inherit the 
kingdom prepared for you from the 
foundation of the world ;" and to the 
wicked will he say, " Depart from me, 
ye cursed, into everlasting fire, pre- 
pared for the devil and his angels. 
And these shall go away into ever- 
lasting punishment, but the righteous 
into life eternal." 

tlniversalists maintain that these 
things were fulfilled at the destruction 
of Jerusalem. It cannot possibly be 
so ; for we see yet the righteous and 
wicked dwelling together. The son of 
man b»? not yet made his second ad- 



vent ; he has not yet come in the 
clouds of heaven, as is plainly taught 
in the New Testament scriptures ; 
for the apostle says in 1 Thess. 4 : 16, 
" For the Lord himself shall descepd 
from heaven with a shout, with the 
voice of the archangel and the trump of 
God; the dead in Christ shall rise first." 
It seems to me that every sane Bible 
reader knows full well, that the pass- 
ages of scripture referred to, have 
never been fulfilled ; and we fear that, 
unless our friends " repent and be- 
lieve the gospel," there is great 
danger of their . being placed 
among the characters of whom the 
apostle speaks. 

In 2 Thess. 1 : f — 8, Paul says : 
" And to you who are troubled, rest 
with us, when the Lord Jesus shall 
be revealed from heaven with his 
mighty angels, in flaming fire taking 
vengeance on them that know not 
God, and that obey not the gospel of 
our Lord Jesus Christ." We do not 
intend to judge any one, but only pre- 
sent the passage as a warning of the 
impending danger ; for the language 
is explicit, and, we think it means 
just what it says. We believe that 
the Lord will come, as is taught us ; 
that he will judge righteously ; and 
that the oppressors and ungodly will 
not enjoy the things prepared for the 
people of God. 

I We would ask the question, why 
did the apostle Paul forsake his high 
rank in society, and suffer so many 
persecutions ; and why was he so 
thoroughly devoted to the Christian 
life ; and why did he say, "Therefore 
knowing the terror of the Lord we 
persuade men ? We ask again, why 
was all this, if there is no punishment 
beyond the grave ? The apostle Paul 
says, " Know ye not, that they which 
run in a race, run all, but one re- 
ceiveth the prize ; so run, that ye 
may obtain. And every man that 
striveth for the mastery is temperate 
in all things Now they do it to ob- 
tain a corruptible clown ; but we ah 
incorruptible I therefore bo run, not 
as uncertainly ; so fight I, not as one 
that beateth the air ; but I keep un- 
der my body, and bring it into sub- 
jection, lest that, by any means, when 
I have preached to others, I myself 
should become a castaway." This 
life is compared to a race. A crown 
is to be obtained ; but not till the race 
is run ; it is not obtained until all the 
turmoils of life are over. When the 
transitorv scenes are pastj then shall 



the Christian partake of all the rich 
blessings of God's promises, and pluck 
from the tree of life the ambrosial 
fruits throughout the dateless ages of 
eternal felicity. 

O universalist ! renounce your doc- 
trine, and come to the gospel feast. 
Run with us the race that is set be- 
fore us. The apostle further says, 
"For our light affliction, which is 
but for a moment, worketh for us a 
far more exceeding, and eternal 
weight of glory." How can this be, if 
the present life has no connection with 
the future ? How can Paul, or any 
one else, have a far more exceeding 
and eternal weight of glory, if all 
men are to share alike, and be equal 
in the resurrection ? " Wherefore we 
labor, that whether present in the 
body or absent from the body, we 
may be accepted of him. For we 
must all appear before the judgment 
seat of Christ, that every one may 
receive the things done in his body, 
according to that he hath done, 
whether it be good or bad." 2 Cor. 
5 : 9, 10, If there were no doubt of 
his acceptance, why labor to secure 
that which was already certain ? 
Why preach, toil, and strive in ref- 
erence to this one event, if it were 
not doubtful, and there were no cer- 
tain danger ? But there was doubt ; 
even with the inspired apostle there 
was danger, that he should at last be 
found naked. His whole life, often 
his conversion, was devoted to one 
end — to secure bis acceptance with 
God. And he assigns the reason in 
the language quoted, " For we must 
all appear before the judgment-seat 
of Christ. Would this have been 
needful, if all men will be accepted, 
whether they labor to please God or 
not — whether they attempt to do his 
will, or sin with a high hand and a 
blaspheming tongue ? We ask again, 
would a judgment be needful, if there 
is to be no punishment beyond the 
grave ? 

Friendly sinner, and universalist, 
turn, turn, " for why will ye die ?" 
The Savior said, " Come unto me, all 
ye that labor and are heavy laden, 
and I will give you rest. Take my 
yoke upon you, and learn of me ; for 
I am meek and lowly in heart, and 
ye shall find rest to your souls." Oh, 
yes, put on his yoke, aDd go to work ; 
for there is a work to be done ; yea, 
work diligently, labor for the crown, 
that ye may receive it. And while 
you are at work, aend '..'P your joint, 



OlBUSTlAA FAMILY COMPANION . 



101 



petitions to a throne of grace, that I wall of firo for each other's d< 

your unworthy writer nmv work ' They should remember that th< 

moro diligently ; that he may be as- is large and that the Lord 1ms a place 

sisted wi'h sustaining grace from the for every preacher to work in Ln- 

. hand of him who is able to give boun- borers in the vineyard of Christ have 

tifully, Ho succor i|him through the always been feu 

tempting scenes of life, thnt when the Why not then hold up every faith- 
turmoils of earth have passed, we may ful brother till be falls into h.s own 
be able to say in the language of the proper niehe of usefulness. We 
apostle, " I am now readv to be offer- should alT be a band of brothers, ever 
ed, and the time of my departure is at ready to extenuate, to mollify, to 
hand. I have fought a good fight ; I soothe, and to encourage instead of 
have finished my course ; I have whispering each other's faults and 
kept the faith Henceforth there is magnifying each other's defects. Par 
laid up for me a erown of righteous- better to love, and praise, and elevate 
ness, which the Lord, the righteous than to hate and disparage and dero- 
Judge, shall give me at that day, and gate. We should always be ready 
not to mo only, but nnto all them to say of each other, "With all thy 
also that love his appearing. '2 Tim. faults I love thee still." The com- 
0, 8. The chief thing that animated mon good of our race demands this 
and supported Paul, was the great °f us - And besides our behavior 
blessing in store for him as soon as he towards one another will indicate the 
was offered. He gives us the founda- measure of our love to God and 
tion of bis hope in Christ; and his Christ. 
reasons for expecting a reward be- 
yond the grave, which the Lord was 
to give him, are three in number : 
He bad fought a good fight ; he had 
finished his course ; he had kept the 
faith. He likens himself to a warrior, 

a winner in a race, and a steward to ; njost forgotten, except by antiquari- 

whom is committed an important an9 - It was first published in 1 t^>, 

trust. A. Stalnakkr. and republished next in 1 r,4 1 . It 

(lobe Continued.) must be confessed that the greatest 

_»^_ part of it has already been fulfilled, 

Hint* to Preachers. flnd " e h * V I ° n]j . ** D t years t0 wait 

i-j- n, n t : in order to determine whether the con- 

hditore CH. I copy the follow- , eluding lines will prove as true as the 
ing from au old number of the 1'hren- ■ earlier ones. These are Mother 



For the Companion. 
mother Nhiinpton'H Prophecy. 

(Selected by Solomon W. flolintjer.) 
Mother Shimpton's prophecy is al- 



Shimpton's words : 
"Carriages without horses shall go, 
And accidents lill the world with woe; 
Around the world thoughts shall fly. 



ological Journal, which is perhaps 
worthy of a place in the Companion. 
E. L. Yorteu. 
Preachers need to be taught good 
manners as well as any other class of , 

people. They have passions like other j {'! tht ' twlnk1 " 1 - "■ "'■ •'>": 
men. Jealousy and envy exist among J , uter i,,ia " ■ vot mow wonders do. 
them. They are afraid of each other. , ^ ow ^w-c- y^ *■* be true . 
They avoid each other, and prefer to The world upside down shall be, 
be set off in a Diocese by themselves. And gold he found at root of'tree. 
They love independence and isolation Through hilN man shftT! vide. 
that they may dominate a little king- And no horse or ass he at his -id- 
dom of their own. They prefer to i rjndet water men -hall walk 
occupy their own pulpit*. They do Shall ride, shall sleep, -l,dl talk : 
not ikecompiUUon. lhey love class.- : In th( , ;|il . ,,„.„ s]i;il , £ VJ „ n 
hcatioo, but not in the lower orders. r , . . , , , . 
While merciful to one another ^ J» wlp^ip hlack, in green ; 

preachers. They criticise one another Iron °" tlu W; '"' 1 ' >1,:l " floa '' 
too severely. They make too many As ea *- v as ,l *'"" ! '" ,,u:U : 
invidious comparisons. This is very ^old * aa11 ^e foodi and found 
bad manners. While it is right and Ina ' :,Ul ^ thaaa not now known 
needful, with the right spirit and Krfl and water shall wonders do. 
within proper bounds, that thev : England shall at last admit a jew ; 
should criticise, and compare, and ' The world to an end shall come 
cudgel, they should stand up like a I fn eighteen hundred and eiduv ,, 



Woman's Tower. 

Those disasters which break down the 

Spirit of a ninn, and prostrate him in the 

Maa to mil forth all the en>«rgi»s of 

■ fter sex, and give such intrepidity 

and elevation t> their < harartcr, that at 

ymea it approaches to sublimity. Nothing 

. bing than to behold a soft 

ami tender female, who bud been all waak- 

iid dependent, and alive to every 

i roughne.-s, while trending tie 

- paths ot life, suddenly rising- in 

m< it.il force to be the comforter and sup 

of her hatband uuder misfortune. 

and abiding, with unshrinking firmness, 

the bitten st blasts of adversity. As tho 

•lne which has long twined its graceful 

foliage about the oak, and been lifted by 

it in sunshine, will, when the hardy plant 

is rifted by tne thunderbolt, clir.g round 

it with its caressing tendrils, and bind up 

its shattered boughs ; so is it beautifully 

ordered by Providence that woman, who 

is tho mere dependent and ornament of 

man in his happier hours, should be his 

stay and solace when smitten with sudden 

calamity ; winding herself into th«i rugged 

recesses of his nature, tenderly supporti ng 

his drooping head, and binding up the 

broken heart, 



l>o;ne-tic Happiness. 
The great end of prudence is to give 
cheerfulneae tO*ihOM hours which splen 
dor cannot gild, and acclamation cannot 
exhilarate. Those s >ft intervals of un- 
bended amusement, in which a man 
shrinks to his natural dimensions, and 
throws aside the ornaments and diseuis-s 
which he feels in pr.vacy to be Ufiele.-s en. 
cumbr.inces, and to b>,-e all effect when 
they become familiar. To be happy at 
home, is the ultimate result of all ambition, 
the end :o wli Vh every enterprise nnd la 
bor tends, and pi which every desire 
prompts the execution. It is. Indeed, at 
home that every ntan must be known by 
those who would have a jtfst estimate of 
his virtue or ti-licity : for smiles and em 
broidery arealike ncraaibnnl, and the mind 
is often Braaaed tor al ow in painted honor 
and fictitious benevolence. — Johntort, 

Charity. 

Charily is a uni'. rani d ity. which it li 
in every man's p;iw.. r *o,neiime.» la 
tice . there is scarcely any in.u in -ueha 
Btate o! imbecility, that he may : 
fome occasions benefit his neighbor. Ue 
that cannot relieve the poor, may iusiru. t 
the igporanl : and be that c onot attend 
the sick, may reel a' in the vicloua. He t. at 
can give iUtte assistance himself, may yet 
perform the duty of charity by inflaming 
thearaorof thers and recommending the 
petit i<>rn he cat.:: trninl to t! o a wLu 
have liters 



102 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Prayer* I don't Like. 

" I do not like to bear him pray, 

Who loans at twenty-five per cent ; 
For then I think the borrower may 

Be pressed to pay for food and rent j 
And in that Book we all should heed, 

Which says the lender shall be blest, 
As sure as I have eyes to read, 

It docs not say, Take interest. 

] do not like 10 hear him pray. 

On bended knees, abont an hoar, 
For g'Bce to t pend aright the day, 

Who knows his neighbor has no flour, 
I*d rather see him go to mill, 

And lug the luckless brother bread 
And see his children eat their fill, 

And laugh beneath their humble shed. 

1 do not like to hear him pray, 

" Let blessings on the widow be," 
Who never seeks her home to say, 

"If want o'ertakes you come to me" 
1 hate the prayer, so loud and long, 

That's offered for the orphans' meal 
By him who-eees him crushed by wrongs 

And only with the lips doth feel. 

I do not like to hear her pray, 

With jeweled ear and 6ilken drees, 
Whose wash-woman toils all day, 

And then is asked "to work for less ;" 
Such pious sh avers I despise ! 

With folded hands and face demur, 
They lift to heaven their "angel eyes," 

Then steal the earnings of the poor, 

I do not like such soulless prayers ; 

If wrong I hope to be forgiven ; 
No angel's wing them upward bears — 
They're lost a million miles from heaven. 



For the Companiox. 
The Two Witnesses. 

I shall try to give my views in as 
brief a way as I can. First, I will 
tell who they are ; second, when they 
will come; third, what their mission is. 

Zechariah 4 : 14, "Then said he, 
these are the two anointed ones, that 
stand by the Lord of the whole 
earth." "Rev. 11 : 14, "These are the 
two olive trees, and the two candle- 
e ticks, stan ding before the God of the 
earth." These two verses have refer- 
ence to the same personages — the two 
witnesses. Now I shall refer you to 
Malachi 4 : 5, "Behold, I will send 
you Elijah the prophet before the 
coming of the great and dreadful day 
of the Lo/d." I understand the two 
witnesses to be Elijah the prophet 
and Enoch. These two prophets 
were translated for a certain mission 
to be carried out under the seventh I 



seal. This is a brief sketch as to who 
they are. 

Second, when they will come. The 
Savior's coming will be at the close of 
sixth seal. See Rev. 6 : from the 
14th verse to the end of the chapter. 
The seventh chapter is taken up with 
the events of the 6th seal. The object 
of his coming under the sixth is to 
remove the wise virgins. They will 
be removed in the last 30 days of the 
sixth seal. Dan. 12 : 11, speaks of 
1290 days ; take 30 days from that 
leaves 1260 days. The dragon, and 
beast, and false prophets will bold 
the sway over the earth 1260 days. 
See Rev. 13: 7 ; Dan. 1 : 7-23. This 
will be under the seventh seal. — 
Those seven last plagues will be 
poured out under the seventh seal. — 
Xow, dear brethren, if the Savior 
and the two witnesses would not 
come in the last 30 days of the sixth 
seal, and remove the wise virgins, 
they would all be distroyed. Rev. 
3 : 10, says, "Because thou hast kept 
the word of my patience, I also will 
keep thee from the hour of tempta- 
tion which shall come upon the world, 
to try them that dwell upon the earth. 
The hour of temptation will be under 
the seventh seal. The wise virgins 
will be under persecution 10 days, 
(Rev. 1 : 10,) then they will flee into 
the wilderness, where she hath a place 
prepared of God, that they should j 
feed her there a thousand two hund- 
red and three-score days, or Z\ years; 
Rev. 12 : 6. The 30 days will be 
under the sixth seal, and 1260 days, 
or forty -two months, or time times and 
deviding of time, or half time, 3£ 
years, will be under the seventh seal. 
The coming of the Savior and the two 
witnesses will be more fully proven 
to be in the last 30 days of the sixth 
seal, by their mission. So I will let 
this suffice, and take up the third part 
and show the object of their coming. 
The woman spoke of in the 12th 
chapter of Revelations, I understand 
to be part of the church — the wise 
virgins. They are those that will be 
removed into the wilderness : Rev. 
12 : 14, "And to the woman were 
given two wings of a great eagle,that 
she might fly into the wilderness, into 
her place, where she is nourished for a 
time, (one year) and times, (two 
years) and half a time, (half year), 
from the face of the serpent," or 
devil. These two wings spoken of in 
the above verse, I have no doubt are 
the two witnesses, or Elijah and 



Enoch. They will protect the woman 
in her flight into the wilderness. — 
j The woman will be in pain 10 days be- 
; fore she will be delivered ; and it will 
j take 20 days until the church gets into 
) a place of safety : 10 and 20 are 30. 
j TheSavior's coming can not be denied 
i under the sixth seal. The wise vir- 
gins are the salt of the earth and it 
will be removed in these 30 days of 
the sixth seal. Then the door of 
mercy will be closed against the Gen- 
tiles. Then will be fulfilled "He that 
is unjust, let him be unjust still ; and 
he which is filthy, let him he filthy 
still ; and he that is holy, let him be 
holy still." Rev. 22: 11. Another 
scripture will be fulfilled at the close 
of the sixth seal, or the 30 days ; 
Rev. 13:2, "And the dragon gave 
him his power, and his seat, and great 
i authority." The dragon is not per- 
j mitted to give the ten horned beast the 
power and seat and great authority 
untiltbe salt is removed. The dragon, 
the beast, and the false prophet will 
hold the power over all kindreds, and 
tongues, and nations forty-two 
months, or 3£ years. The beast is 
termed "anti-christ," "man of sin," 
"little horn." "God of the earth." He 
will sit in the temple of God, and 
show himself that he is God. 2 Thess. 
2 : 4. Zechariah 4 : 14, says, "These 
are the two anointed ones, that stand 
by the Lord of the whole earth." 
Rev. 11 : 4, says, "These are the two 
olive trees, and the two candlesticks, 
standing before the God of the earth. 
The Lord of the earth, and the God 
of the earth, are one and the same 
person — "the man of sin." 

My idea is, that the witnesses will 
gather the Jews from all quarters of 
the earth, during the forty-two 
months. The door of mercy will be 
closed against theGentiles.at the close 
of the sixth seal, and it will be open- 
ed to the Jews. These two witnesses, 
or Elijah and Enoch,, ivill no doubt 
issue a proclamation to the nations.to 
deliver up to Jews. Those that 
will not do it, will have those plagues 
sent upon them. Rev. 11:5, 6. In 
order to get shut of those plagues the 
nations will deliver them up. See 
Issiah 66 : 20- 

These two witnesses, Elijah and 
Enoch, will stand before the God of 
the earth, and deliver the Jews, as 
Moses and Aaron did before Pbaroab. 
I will eite the readers to a few passa- 
ges of scriptures concerning the gnth- 



OURlSl'IAN FAMILY COMPANION 



LO 



ering of tho Jews : Deut. 30 ; 3-5 ; 
N*h. 1 ; 0; Pft 47: 31 ; Isa. 11: 19; 
81 : 10 ; 13 : ."), t! ; M : 26 ; Jer. 98 : 
;:, 8 J 29 : 14 ; 32: 37, 88 ; F/.e. 37 : 
21 ; 94S 95, 96 ; 34 : 18 ; 86: 21.— 
When these two witnes.-es have 
gether the Jews, and there I960 days 
are expired, the heast,"the God of the 
earth," will kill thorn; their dead 
bodios will lie three days in the street, 
where our Lord was crucified, that is, 
in Palestine. 

The mission of these two witnesses 
will eud 20 days before the beast's. 
Their I960 days commenced in the 
30 days ; The beast's 1260 days com- 
menced with the opening of the 
seventh seal. 

The Savior will come as King of 
kings, on the white horse ; see He v. 
19 : from the 11 verse to the end ; 
Fze. 39 ; Zech. 14. These three 
chapters will give the readers a good 
history of the battle of Armageddon. 
Rev. 14 : 20 gives the dimensions, "a 
thousand and six hundred furlongs," 
or two hundred miles. Zech. 14:2; 
says, "I will gather all nations against 
Jerusalem. Rev. 9: 16. gives the 
number that will be gathered there, 
"two hundred thousand thousands," 
or two hundred millions. No won- 
der the blood will be up to the horses 
bridle, and take the whole bouse of 
Isreal seven months to bury the dead. 
.See Eze 39: 12, 15 

This battle will be fought by the 
Savior personally, at the expiration of 
1290 days, from the time that the 
daily sacrifice is taken away. The 
daily sacrifice will be taken away 
40 days before the sixth seal clases. 
The 1260 and 30 will make 1290, the 
resurrection. And the battle of Ar- 
mageddon will occupy 45 davs. Add 
the 45 days to the 1290, will be 1335 
days. See Dan. 12 : 12. 

The battle of Armageddon will be 
fought under the seventh seal, and 
u tttsr the soundingof the sixth angel ; 
Rev. 9 : 13, to the end ; and 16 : 12, 
16. 

At the end of 1335 days the battle 
will be over, and the beast, false 
prophet, will be cast into the lake of 
tire. See Rev. 19 : 20. And theDevil 
will be cast into the bottomless pit 
and shut for a thousand years. Then 
it will take the whole house of Isreal 
seven months to bury the dead, or 
two hundred and ten days. Add the 
210 days to the 1335 days will make 
1545 davs There sre 75.") davs davs 



taken up with the cleansing of the 
land of scattered bones, and another 
event which I dare not enter into In 
this article, it would make it too 
lengthy. Add 75.">dnys to 1545 days 
will make 2300 days SeeDan. S: 11. 
I'l.on shall tho sanctuary be cleansed. 
The Jews will build Jerusalem ; and 
the Marriage of the Lamb will take 
place. Ruilding Jerusalem and the 
Marriage of the Lamb, I have no 
doubt will occupy 40 years. Then ' 
the seventh seal will close, at the 
Close of the RJX thousand years. 

I have now ^'ven a very short oui- 
line of events that will shortly come 
to pass. I would like to give a con- 
densed chain of the most noted events 
of the fifth, sixth, and seventh seals. 

I could give a more satisfactory ac- 
count by giving a chain of events. — 
Taking the subject of two witnesses 
is taking a link out of a chain, and it 
is a difficult matter to get the reader 
to understand. I am satisfied that 
there are great events near at hand. 
Let us watch and keep our garments 
that we may not be found naked. 

D. Sexc.er. 
^h-i/ Creel-, Iowa. 



For the Companion. 
Tne Christians Voyage Over the 
Sea ol I,lle. 

When the storm arises, and foul, j 
fierce, lowering clouds fill and darken 
the air, and waves rolling mountain ' 
high, threaten inevitable disaster, 
then the successful voyager trusts in 
God. With the "helmet of salva- 
tion," he guides his way through the 
turbulent, formless wild. With "the 
sword of the spirit," he strikes down 
every foe that would hinder his speed 
or endanger his escape. When he 
meete with prospects yet more horrid; 
when storms, enemies and dangers 
increase, yet more than he expected 
or heard of; when his soul is want 
to sink iu despair, and when fear and 
horror fill his heart, then he cries to 
God for help. God hears, pities, gives ' 
his "whole armor" to save his child, 
who, with renewed vigor lays hold 
upon it as the hsue of his salvation 

As time rolls on, the life-boat moves 
nearer the haven ; and when, be- 
times, "skies are clear, and seas are 
calm," he sees the golden city beyond 
life's dreary ocean, what joy fills his 
heart ! With renewed strength he 
meets each threatening storm and 
gains the victory in every battle. — ' 
Through the blazing, "fiery dan«" are ' 



hurled toward him thick and faHt, he 
quenches them all with "the shield of 
faith'' At last he has almost reach- 
ed tho distant shore j but soother roar- 
fill Btonn must been dured, and another 
dreadful battle fought The sun is 
desending fast from a palMd, gloomy 
sky; forked fiery streaks begin to 
flash around ; dark reeling clouds 
stagger dizzily against each other, 
until thick, black darkness conn 
The chi'ly waves run high over the 
brave sailor and soldier, shocking his 
inmost vitals. In each howling bla«t 
of mingled storro.the deadly foes from 
hell attempt to seize and hold him fast. 
Faint and weary he cries, "Mercy ! 
help ! ! God stoops down ; reaching 
forth lifts him into heaven a rescued 
spirit made perfect. 

J. 15. Gai:vf.u. 
Shirelysburg, Pa. 

(lipping from "American Absur- 
dities in Dress." 

The dress ol' the French lady is 
artistic, simple, and faultless — fault- 
less often because it is simplicity 
itself. .... When she walks, she 
wears black or gray, and it never 
drags on the ground. When she goes 
to church she '•rears the same colors, 
is always attired in the simplest man- 
ner. This is true also of Italy. In 
the Sistine chapel, Rome, no lady can 
enter unless attired in black, with no 
covering on her head but veil of the 
same hue. 

What a contrast to the church at- 
tire of American women. They are 
accustomed to think themselves per- 
fect saints compared with Italian and 
French women, yet they enter the 
house of God as they would a theatre. 
They don their gayest plumage, hang 
on all their rich chains and bracelets, 
take off their kid gloves to show their 
diamond rings in the Sacred Temple, 
just as iu the Academy of Music. — 
Worse — they stare and comment on 
each others costumes, and absolutely 
make the church of worship a place 
in which to study the fashions — this 
Is not French. Is it Christianity: 
Levis Kimmu. 



Knd ol' War. 

\Vh;i', :it'ter nil. is tho end of mo*t 
\vat<' Nothing hilt this — that :i number 
of" eldeHy sentl?men meet together, and 
sitting round a table, qttictly arrange all 
that might in -t a- well have ),.■■ 
raneeJ l*fore the* war heean 



104 



CHIUmAJS FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. 
Mlraeles. 

Inasmuch as a query has appeared 
in the Companion, requesting some 
one to give an explanation of a cer- 
tain portion of scripture treating on 
the subject of Miracles, I will venture 
to say a few thoughts. Peter wrote, 
"Be ready always to give an answer 
to every man that asketh you a rea- 
son of the hope that is in yon." I 
have no thought that the query was 
asked out of vain euriosity and there- 
fore think it worthy of notice. 

It has become almost a universal 
proverb, that "the day of miracles is 
past ;" but all proverbs are not found 
ed on the word. Miracles havebeen the 
subject of admiration in all ages of 
the world ; and whether God design- 
ed that they should cease before his 
second coming, will be the object of 
the present investigation. 

Christ gave the commissions to his 
disciples when on this earth ; and we 
shall notice them in their order. The 
first is contained in Matthew 10 : 5-15 
and Mark 6 : 7-11. I do not refer 
to the above to prove that it is bind- 
ing on us now ; but in order to show 
you that this commission was limited, 
both as regards the time and the bear- 
ers and receivers of it. As regards 
time, some was recalled before Christ's 
death, (Luke 10 : 35, 36 ;) and what 
is not contained in the third or gen- 
eral commission, when the third was 
given. If this were not the case, the 
Bible would conflict. As regards the 
beares, they were the twelve apostles. 
As regards receivers, they were the 
house of Israel. 

The second is contained in Luke 
10: 1-16. This was also limited: 
time, and receivers, like the former ; 
bearers, the seventy disciples. 

The third is contained in Mat- 
thew 28 : 19, 20, and Mark 16 : 15-18. 
This we call the general, the great, 
and the last commission. The time 
this was to continue, was to the "end 
of the world." The bearers, or de- 
liverers of this commission are all 
those whom the Lord would send 
from the time it was given to the end 
of the world. But according to Rev. 
22 : 19, the entire church are reunited 
in this work. The receivers of the 
message may be "all the world," or 
"every creature." We have now be- 
fore us all the world, unto whom we 
are to deliver the message contained 
in the commission, and when they 
believe, we are to baptize them in 



the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost; and to 
teach them to observe all things that 
Jesus commanded his disciples, and 
then we have the assurance of the 
promises, namely: "He that believes 
and is baptized, shall be saved," and 
"these signs shall follow them that 
believe : In my name shall they cast 
out devils; they shall speak with 
new tongues ; they shall take up ser- 
pents ; and if they drink any deadly 
thing, it shall not hurt them ; they 
shall lay hands on the sick and they 
shall recover," and "lo, I am with you 
always; even unto death." 

Here we have these promises all 
dependent on fath. First, salvation ; 
second, signs, or if you please Mira- 
cles ; third, the presence of the Lord. 

Now as these are all dependent on 
faith, connected with obedience of 
both parties, so they all are to extend 
to the "end of the world." There 
never has been, nor will there ever be 
found a linguist, who will be able to 
separate these, as regards time, and 
all their connections ; yea, may we 
not say, "What God hath joined to- 
gether, let no man put asunder." «* 

But we shall now confine ourselves 
more fully to the signs. "Them" 
and "they," can not mean those spoken 
to ; or "he," in the 16th verse would 
make out that the disciples were not 
baptized, and that some would prob- 
ably not believe. But "them" and 
"they," as well as "he," mean those 
persons "who shall believe on Christ 
through their word;" that is the "word 
preached by the apostles. John 17: 20. 

There was a time when the "word" 
was not written as it is now ; but, 
whether written are not, it must be 
brought to the people, that they might 
believe ; for "faith cometh by hear- 
ing." Read also John 20 : 30, 31.— 
There are different degrees of faith, 
We may go "from faith to faith." 
Christ said, "According to your faith, 
be it unto you ;" and "All things are 
possible to him that believeth." 

Now, with these passages before 
us, we will turn to James 5 : 14, 15. 
"Is any sick among you ? let them 
call for the elders of the church ; and 
let them pray over him, anointing him 
with oil in the name of the Lord : and 
the prayer of faith shall save the sick 
and the Lord shall raise him up ; and 
if he have committed any sins, they 
shall be forgiven him." As far as 1 
know, anointing with oil was Gommon 
during Christ's time on this earth ; 



otherwise, I could not comprehend 
the language in Mark 6 : 13, "And 
they cast out many devils, and an- 
ointed with oil many that were sick, 
and healed them." I am glad that 
the Brethren perform this anointing 
on the sick to the present time, and 
although I have not seen many cases, 
yet, I actually, in a few instances, 
thought that these were Miracles per- 
formed ; yet, in those days I firmly 
believed that "the day of Miracles 
was past." And I am informed by 
some old brethren, that they actually 
know of a few Miracles having been 
performed in their days. But these 
will not suffice to the readers of the 
Companion. Some people however, 
tell us that they would yield the sub- 
ject, if one would "perform a well 
authenticated Miracles." I do not see 
why, if the word written is not first 
believed. 

But to James. I have asked some 
old brethren what James means when 
he says, "And the Lord shall raise 
him up ;" and they told me that he 
either meant that the Lord would re- 
store him to health, or raise him up 
to life eternal, and that we would 
have to perform the ordinance, and 
then leave it to the Lord to do either. 
If Christ should say, "According to 
your faith be it unto you," it would 
be hard for one to tell the conse- 
quences. I firmly believe that this 
anointing is intended for the healing et 
the body. Why does James say first, 
"the prayer of faiih shall save sick;" 
and then repeat the same truth, in 
substance ? If it means that the Lord 
would raise him up unto eternal life, 
either of these expressions would 
have been sufficient. But, take the 
view that it is for the healing of the 
body, and we will find no repetition 
of words. For a sick person might 
be saved from present death, and 
still not be raised up from his bed of 
affliction ; and he might be raised up, 
and still not have his sins forgiven. 
But by the anointing, and through 
the prayers of faith, these can all be 
performed to the sick. Here we dis- 
cover that it requires a strong degree 
of faith on the part of the adminis- 
trators ; for "all things are possible 
to him that believeth." And if the 
Miracle is to be performed on a person, 
it likewise required a strong faith of 
the applicant. 

Brethren, I am not saying that the 
church ha6 "no faith," as Christ told 
his disciples onee ; but I must say 



OllIUSTlAH FAMILY OOMl'ANlOiJ. 



106 



that it is not what it might be ; nor 
do I beliveing that it will arrive at a 
greater degree in these "last days." 
Now, as there was a growth in grace, 
and also of the faith, may there not 
bo "a falling away ;'' And as ChriBt 
said, "When the Son of man cometh, 
shall he find faith on the earth " We 
all have room for the prayer, 'In- 
crease our faith.'' , 

Some refer us to Paul on the Island 
of Melita, as performing Miracles be- 
fore the people believed ; but we know 
l'aul believed betor e the miracle of 
the venomous serpent was performed 
on him ; and the connection, with all 
its circumstances, proves thnt the 
people believed in the power of Paul's 
performing Miracles, before he per- 
formed a single one on them. Acts 
28. It is true, some consider Mark 
16: 17,18, of "doubtful authority," 
being omitted in many of Greek 
manuscripts; but where did those 
find it, that have it ? The Devil has 
not wiped it from the Greek, German, 
or English Bibles, as yet ; yea, I 
may say, can never do it ; for the 
word enduretk forever. lie has tried 
his working in some other direction, 
namely, to get the people to disbe- 
lieve the word of God. I am not 
well posted in the church history ; but 
I am informed that as late as the be- 
ginning of the fourth century, 200 
years after the lives of the apostles 
ceased, "As Christ himself cast out 
all demons by his word, so do his 
lollowers now cast the same impure 
spirits out of men, both in the name 
of their Master and by the sign of 
His passion." And even Wesley, in 
commenting on Mark 16 : 17, 18, re- 
fers to one who was infirm, who act- 
ually became whole under preaching 
of a sermon from Marl- 16: 17, 18, 
during, or a little before, his time. 
See Wesley's notes. Sometime ago 
I was requested to speak from the 
same text, and I proceeded somewhat 
similar as in this writing; but it had 
not the same effect as the one Wesley 
referred to, nor do I think that this 
article will have. I did not receive 
much criticism on my sermon, but I 
anticipate some on this article. I 
have written in the fear of the Lord. 
Lord Jesus, intercede for us, that our 
"faith fail noL" 

XoAH LoNGANECKER. 



QDo with trials as men do with new 
hats ; put them on and wear them 
until they become easy. 



Wisdom and Truths. 

To triumph over our passions, Is of all 
conquests tin- moot glorious. 

Tho more earnestly you exhort vour 
confidant to secrecy the more likely he is 
to tell 

We gain nothing by falsehood hut the 
disadvantage of not being believed when 
we speak the truth. 

Gratitude is a duty none can be excused 
from, because it is always at our own dis- 
posal. 

Bad habits are thistles of the heart, and 
•very indulgence of them is a seed from 
which will spring a new crop of weeds. 

When a man owns himself to be in an 
error, he does but tell you in other words, 
that he ia wiser than ho was. — Dean Sitifl. 

There are none that fall so unpitied as 
those that have raised themselves upon 
the spoils of the public. — L' Estrange. 

The influence of costume is incalcula- 
ble ; dress a boy as a man and he will at 
onre change his own conception of him- 
self. 

We have but one moment at once, let 
us improve U. Our moment will soon 
come when this life will cease — may we 
so live to meet it without regret. 

A more glorious victory cannot be gain- 
ed over another man thin this, that when 
the injury began on his part, for the kind- 
ness to begin on ours. — TMotson. 

Look always at the bright side of tilings ; 
as the cheering and invigorating sun does ; 
and remember that content is tho mother 
of good discretion. 

A 'lection in any part of our carriage ib 
lighting up a candle to our defects, and 
never fails to make us noticed, either as 
wanting sense or wunting sincerity. 

It Is the highest duty, privilege, and 
pleasure for great men to earn what they 
possess, to work their own way through 
life, to be architects of their own fortunes. 

A man's desires always disappoint him ; 
for though he meets with something that 
gives him satisfaction, yet it never thor- 
oughly answers his expectation. — Rivhe- 
fmtetuiid. 

It Is a vain thing for you to thrust your 
finger is the water, and, pulling it out, 
look for a hole ; it is equally vain to sup- 
pose that, however large a space you oc- 
cupy, the world will miss you when you 
die. 

There ie in some tempers such a natural 
barrenness, thut like the sands of Arabia, 
they are never to be cultivated and impro 
vexl. And some will never learn any- 
thing, because they understand eve/thing 
too soon. 

Pleasure and pain, though directly op- 
posite, are yet so contrived by nature, as 



to be (outturn companions : aud it is a 
bet, that the same motions and muscle* of 
the face nre employed both in laiighln" 
and crying — I'hnrrnn. 

Fortune has the same power m rr princes. 
that it lias over empires- oTei nati". 
It has over cities — and the same ] i .-r 
over cities thnt i*. ha* nvnr private men. 
Where's that estate thnt mny not be fol- 
lowed upon the heel with famine and beg 
gnry ! that dignity, which the ne\t TOO 
Beat may not be laid in the dust %-. 

kingdom that ia secure from decolat on 
and ruin'.' The period of ull Ulingi is at 
hand, as well that which easts out for - u 
nate, as the other that deliver* tho un- 
happy ; and that which may fall out nt 
any time, may fall out this very day. — 
Seneca. 

The True Theory of Pleasure. 

Those enjoyment! which in ither Injure 
ourselves, interfere with the happ.ness of 
others, or violate the laws mid decorum of 
society, are in fact them-elvcs most eft'ec 
tual barriers agnin>-t tho indulgence of 
those criminal propensities which at one 
and the same, time undermine our happi- 
ness and destroy that of others, (iive to 
mankind innocent amusements, and they 
will be far less likely to seek for guilty 
pleasures. Bnt it will generally be fo md 
that those who wh*t their appetites by 
rigorously abstaining from one enjoyment, 
are the most voracious in the gratification 
of others. 

Maternal Influence. 

Kxarnp'cs of maternal influence are 
countless. Solomon himself records the 
words of wisdom that fell from a mother's 
lips, and Timothy was taught the scrip, 
tures from a child by his grandmother and 
his mother. Sir Francis Phillips used to 
say : " I should have been an infidel were 
it not for the recollection when my depar- 
ted mother used to take my little hand in 
Iter's, and make me say my prayers on my 
bended knees." " I have found out what 
made you the man you are. " said a gentle- 
men one morning to President Adams ; " I 
have been reading your mother's letters to 
her son " What could be more express- 
ive ? Washington's mother trained her 
boy to truthfulness and virtue ; and when 
his messenger called to tell her that her 
son was raised to the highest station in 
the nation's gift, she could say, " George 
always was a good boy." 



The only way for a man to escape 
being found out is to pass for what he 
is. The onlv way to maintain a good 
character is to deserve it. It is easier 
to correct our faults than to conceal 
them. 



106 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Christian Family Companion. 

DALE CITY, PA., Feb. 13, 1872 

The Pious Youth. 

It will be observed that several of 
our correspondents are lamenting over 
the demise of the Piois Youth ; and 
propose its resurrection. They all 
have our sympathies, and whenever 
we can entertain any hope for its suc- 
cess they shall also have our co-oper. 
ation in reviving it. We are quite 
sure when all its readers will have 
read the December number, of last 
year, which has just lately been «<ent 
out, that we shall recieve many more 
such lamentations, as it is a number 
that will recommend it to persons of 
good judgment. But let us not in- 
dulge useless condolence, but devote 
our energies in working. 

It was the opinion of many of the 
friends of the Y'outh, that it was too 
large, although there was no objection 
to the price. That it was too large 
for the price, with the circulation it 
attained we readily admit. But if it 
could have attained to twice its cir- 
culation, it would have been more 
than self-sustaining. But if that was 
all the mistake, might that not be 
amended. We are ready to receive 
proporsions from all its friends, as to 
the course that should now be pur- 
sued. 

We think that for the present year 
nothing more should be attempted 
than to make it subserye our Sunday- 
schools. How would it answer to pub- 
lish 16 page monthly, cut into four 
parts of four pages each, for distribu- 
tion on each Lord's day in the month? 
Shall we hear from you friends of the 
juvenile interests ? 

Death ot Brother J. I.. Forney. 

In our obituary columns will Le 
found the death of brother John L. 
Forney. He was an occasional con- 
tributor to our columns, aud his con- 
tributions always contained a point 
worth noticing, inasmuch as he al- 
ways wrote from the impulses of his 



soul. Having a good knowledge of 
language, his productions were clear, 
and correctly written, and were there- 
fore highly valued. Among his last, 
and most likely altogether last contri- 
tions, were several articles entitled : 
'What I Know About Preaching," 
and signed ''Occasional." 

That brother Forney had the pros- 
perity of the cause of Christ at heart, 
is evident from the manner in which 
he disposed of his wordly possessions. 
He was unmarried, and had by indus- 
try and economy accumulated posses- 
sions, valued at from three to four 
thousand dollars, all of which, after 
his debts have been paid, is to be 
turned over to brother James Quin- 
ter, to be used in disseminating the 
gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ, by publ.shing Tracts, and 
preaching the Gospel. 

This spirit of liberality, manifested 
toward the cause of Christ, is highly 
commendable, and worthy of imita- 
tion. Brother Forney was not satis- 
fied with giving his service during 
life, but felt a concern for the success 
of the cause after his departure; and 
although he had kind friends whom 
he loved, there was none whom he 
regarded so worthy of receiving bis 
possessions, as his dear Redeemer. 
We are also happy to learn that his 
disposition of his estate gives satis- 
faction to his friends, and those who 
would have been his heirs, showing 
that they too, love the cause they 
have espoused. 

Answers To Correspondents. 

Christena Brookins : Your sub- 
scription had expired according to our I 
book. We have now eutered ton for ! 
vol. 8. and sent back No?. 

J. S. Newcomer: Y'ou send $1.50 
to be credited to T B. Newcomer. 
What is his address ? 

Jacob Conner : We have you ' 
charged with only thirty-six subscrib- . 
ers. Are you certain you are right ? I 

Allen Boyer: — No. 22 of vol. " 
is exhausted. 



C PJR R E 8 P O ljPB.il, C E . 

Correspondence of church news solicited from 
«.'l part* of the Brotherhood. Writer's name 
and address required on every communication 
a* guarantee of good faith. Rejected communi- 
cation* or manutcript used, not returned. All 
communications for publication should be terit 
ten upon one mltieofthe %te.t only. 

A Visit. 

Having been from home, and hav- 
ing been asked so frequently with re- 
gard to brother Adam Uollinger's 
condition at present ; and as I am 
now in his presence, beholding with 
sorrow the pitiful scene of a poor 
sufferer, upon bis bed of affliction, 
from the effects of an abscess in his 
side, which commenced about the let 
of October last. I will now reply 
through the Companion, that the sore 
has been opened at from different 
places, at different times, three of 
which are discharging matter, and 
one is healed, which keeps him weak 
and confined to his bed, otherwise he 
feels as if he could sit up. The sore 
may possibly require to be opened 
more yet, but the prospect for it to 
heal is favorable, though it will re. 
quire time. 

Brother Adam seems to bear his 
afflictions with christian fortitude, 
through the desires the fervent and 
effectual prayers of the church. In 
my weakness, my prayer is that the 
good L»rd would spare him, and 
send him as a herald of glad tidings. 
He has been confined to his hed near- 
ly sixteen weeks. 

In love to the brethren and sisters 
" scattered broad." 

From your unworthy servant, 
Adam Beelman. 

Feb. 2nd, 1872. 



District Meeting ot Missouri. 

The District meeting of Missouri, 
will be held in our meeting-house in 
the Mineral Creek church, Johnson 
county, Mo., twelve miles south of 
Warrensburg, on the 19th and 20th 
of April next. Brethren comjng by 
railroad, will either stop off at War- 
rensburg on the Missouri & Pacific 
Railroad, or at Calhoun on the M. K. 
and T. road ; and by notifying either 
of us in time, arrangements for con- 
veyance to the place of meeting will 
be made. The money necessary to 
send delegates to the annual meet- 
ing should be in readiness on the part 
of the churches of this State, by the 
time of the District meeting; and if 
more is collected than is found neces- 
sary, it can be applied to pay the 






0I1BISTIAN FAMILY COME AN ION. 



101 



deficiency in amount for last year's 
expenses, which amounts to about 
$5.00. Brethren writing to cither of 
us will address as bolow : 

JoBB Harshkv, 
S. S. MoiII.ER, 

Cornelia, Johnson county, M*>. 
— -^^^ ♦■^^^ 

Brother HoMnger : — I am sorry 
for the /'ions Youth, but do think 
it better to drop it than that you 
should lose money by publishing it. 
I don't know why it is that tho breth- 
ren and sisters could not support it. 
Surely they owe it to their children 
to furnish them with suitable reading 
matter If they do not their chil- 
dren will find other matter to engage 
their thought, and the day of just 
accounts will tell the rest. 

Wonder if we are all of one mind. 
We are to strive so to be. Wonder if 
our religion does not sometimes form 
a cloak for us to draw the tigher our 
purse strings. Wonder if the demise 
of the Pious Youth could not be 
traced and lodged here ! certain it is 
that, because the proper remedy was 
not applied by those who had it at 
their disposal, the Pious Youth had 
to die. 

J. L. WlNEl.ANO. 

( lover Creel-, Po. 

- — ^^♦■■^ » 

Bethel Church, Holt County, Mo. 

llrother Holsinger: — After so l*ng 
a time I again take the liberty of 
writing to you a few items of church 
correspondence. I am still sojourn- 
ing in the land of Holt, am well 
pleased and among good friends ; and 
it is really a home to me ; for I am as 
a wandering star, having no settled 
place of abode ; but purpose, in the 
course of three months to seek a cer- 
tain space many days journey toward 
the setting sun, and there to abide, if 
not hindered by some unseen circum- 
stance. Hut I am wandering also 
from the subject of this letter. I 
am going to tell you about good 
meetings, good preaching, and an ac- 
count of the election held. Brethreu 
J. and C. Forney, J. Olick of Nebras- 
ka, and Elder Correll were the minis- 
tering brethren. Held meetings for 
Beveral days; had crowded houses 
and good attention. One sermon by 
J. Forney, Sr. I will give a syn- 
opsis of: 

"Wilt thou be made whole." As 
he i3 himself a physician, he could 
aptly relate what is necessary for any 
one to know, in order to be a good one: 



as, the cause of the malady, its prop- 
er remedy, and strictly following the 
prescription. He compared the good 
physician with the quack. Christ is 
the great Physician of souls. Those 
who faithfully teach ami observe all 
tho prescriptions, as faithful ones, 
(ministers,) and those that teach 
and practice ouly parts, as quacks. 
You will allow the text was good, 
and be assured it was handled by a 
master builder. Saturday, though, 
was the trying day amongst the resi- 
dent members; for the principal ob- 
ject of the meeting was to hold an 
election for speaker and deacons. — 
The election over there wus a very 
sound, clear, and comprehensive 
charge of the duties incumbent on 
those elected. I know the thought 
among the brethren was, " Is it I, 
is it I t" At last the result was 
made known. John Miller, speaker, 
Isaac Zeigler, Isaac Wampler, and 
Joel Glick, deacons. I have been at 
several elections, and do not know 
that 1 saw brethren so much affected 
as here ; some completely gave away 
to their feelings. Hope they may be 
shining lights in the church and com- 
munity. 

The church is in a healthy condi- 
tion ; peace and harmony throughout, 
and in the borders. Assailants have 
about exhausted their arguments of 
sophistry, and are willing to seek 
those who have not so "much scrip- 
ture on their side as the brethren. 
But one thing about arguing scripture, 
I think, is not prudent, and that is, 
for the sake of argument, or to beat 
an antagonist; it tends rather to strife 
than to peace. 

In conclusion I would say to those 
purposing coming west, to come soon, 
lor times are dull and land as cheap 
as it will be— from $10, $15, £25 to 
50 per acre. Wages for teaching 
and labor, low ; all owing to scarcety 
in money. But do not infer from 
this that people have nothing to live 
on. It would be a treat to you east- 
ern farmers to see the corn, wheat, 
fruit, hogs, cattle, <fec. Plenty of 
everything (except one article.) If 
the laud Hows not in honey I assure 
you that you will find it barreled up, 
and besides, milk, wiae, cider, corn, 
so abundantly that you will own that 
•' ihe half was not told me." 

J. S. McFadden. 

Dear Brother: — We live herein 
Kansas, within thirty miles of the 



Indian Nation. I must say we Lave 
a good country here, that is, good 
land, and coal and tiinl er plenty. 
Land is cheap; from five to six dol- 
lars per acre. But we have no meet- 
ings by tho Brethren. We still bopq 
that the good Lord will send us a 
minister, or shepherd, to take care of 
this little (lock. There are only five 
members : myself and wife, and my 
three children. I wish you would in- 
form us through the Companion of 
the nearest church to us: or inform 
the brethren of us. We moved from 
Illinois here ; and we are very lon<- 
some without meeting. My neare.it 
railroad station is Girard, Crawford 
county, Kansas. I live eleven miles 
east Mulberry Grove, Crawford coun- 
ty, Kansas, is my post office address. 
1 am yours in love, 

Jacob F. Dale. 



«|uery 

Brother Henry : — I have a querv 
to present before the brethreu. In 
our hymn book, 225th hymn, first 
verse, third line, reads, "For ev'ry 
vain and idle thought." Now breth- 
ren, where is the scripture that we 
must give an account "for ev'ry vain 
and idle thoight." An answer is de- 
sired. 

H. B. Lehman. 



Announcement. 

Brother Holsinger : — Please an- 
nounce a series of meetings to be 
held at the Beech Grove Meeting 
House, Wayne county. Ohio. Com- 
mencing Saturday, February 17tb, 
1872 ; to continue a week or more. — 
Ministerial aid solicited. 

By order of the Church, 

J. B. Shoemaker. 

For Correction. 

In the publication of the District 
Meeting, for the Southreu District of 
Indiana, (page 59,) wo want you to 
say North Fork instead of Northern 
part; and instead of Bush Creek, say 
Buck Creek ; else there might be a 
great mistake in coming totheplac?. 
Eld. John Shivei.y. 

To my Brethren and Friends. 

Those wishing to take the Com- 
panion for 1872, will bear in mind 
that I will act as agent. All those 
wishing to subscribe should do so at 
their earliest convenience, in order to 
commence reading each No. as it is 
issued. F. M Snyper. 



108 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Madison, Georgia, ) 
January 28, 1872. , 

Brother Holsinger : — Heretofore, 
I believed that I was the only mem- 
ber of the Church in this State, but 
from a communication in the Com- 
panion of January 16th, 1872, that 
sister Sarah Hape, lives right along 
the Georgia Railroad, and but sixty- 
five miles from where I write. 

That little note from my sister fills 
my heart with strange emotions, as it 
speaks in tones of encouragement and 
reminds me of the modest, twinkling 
star, peering through dark and for- 
bidding clouds. The first and only 
cheering ray of hope, that has pierced 
the darkness with which I have been 
surrounded for five years. True I 
once was greeted by the sound of a 
brother's voice, which served as a 
light to my soul, and a guide to my 
footstep, but like the lightning's flash 
amid the midnight storm, it left me, 
more conscious of the dark and forbid- 
ding character of my condition and of 
the faith of duty. But when hope 
was waning, prayer seems about to 
be answered through that little com- 
munication, for we read of a small 
cloud like a man's hand, and as in 
answer to prayer, rain followed, so 
may the coming of our sister be fol- 
lowed by others, until a church may 
be organized ; God's word held forth ; 
the ordinances observed, and good 
follow to the sons and daughters of 
of men. This mode of reasoning 
may seem strange to those who are of 
the" opinion that a Minister should go 
forth preaching the word, baptizing, 
organizing and building up churches 
wherever he chose to let his voice be 
heard. God himself may soften a 
hard heart; may humble a proud 
spirit, and may drive away prejudice, 
but on« poor, teeble man has not 
power sufficient to overcome obstacles 
snch as here meet non-resistent, hum- 
ble,advocates of chistianity, as taught 
and practiced by our Savior and his 
early followers. Truly, Paul may 
plant Apollas water, bat God only 
can give the increase. 

Conscious of this fact we have tried 
to perform duty with the ability God 
gave, and through pleading at a 
throne of mercy, tried to submit with- 
out a murmur, to God's own appoint- 
ed time and way. 

The most anxious desire of this 
unworthy heart has been to see the 
church prosper, and to meet in this 



our adopted home, those with whom 
we could meet in church fellowship, 
and so practice the ordinances as 
taught in God's word. May the 
Good Lord direct the hearts, and guide 
the footsteps of others, BO that a 
nucleus may be formed around which 
the good work of nerving God and 
teaching others to worship him may 
be carried forward suivessfully. Are 
there not brethren and sisters enough 
who will unite with us in this peti- 
tion, to move that one who is able to 
hear and answer prayer. 

K. IIeyser. 



From the Church at Harsh 
Creek. Adams Couuty. Pa. 

Dear Companion : — I am happy 
to have the the privilege of inform- 
ing the brethren generally, that the 
Marsh Creek congregation, has en- 
joyed a time of refreshing from the 
Lord. On the evening of the 13th of 
January, we were greeted with the 
presence of brother D. F. Good, of the 
Antietam church, who feeling the im- 
portance of the Macedonian call, was 
constrained to leave the comforts of 
home "and come over to help us." 
This, the 13th, was the beginning of 
a series of meetings, to be continued 
as long as the brethren thought pru- 
dent. Next day and evening, meet- 
ing at the meet-house. 

In consequence of the isolated sit- 
uation of this meeting-bouse, and the 
primary object of this protractrd ef- 
fort being to revive pure religion in 
our own hearts, the brethren thought 
best to hold the meetings at different 
points. 

After the meetings alluded to at 
Marsh Creek, two meetings were held 
at Mount Zion ; and from this place 
to Mummasburg, where eight appiout- 
ments were filled, with every apareut 
interest : and it is hoped the bread 
cast upon the waters may be seen not 
many days hence. 

On Friday the 19th, brother Good 
took the cars at Gettysburg, to visit 
his son, who was attending the State 
Normal School at Miller.sville, Lancas- 
ter county. Fortunately, however, 
the meeting was continued by our 
devoted brother E. Stoner, of the 
church at Pipe Creek, until Sunday 
evening following, when it was an 
nounced that the Meetings would 
close at Murumasburg. The house at 
this place was filled with attentive 
listeners. 



On Monday evening brother Stoner 

preached at Mount Zion, where be 

met brethrenGood and D.Longanecker, 

from the upper Conawaga Church; 

meeting next evening at same place. 

Thence to Mud College, where two 

, meetings were held, we hope, with 

salutary results. One meeting at 

, Wolfs School-house. Thence to the 

I Marsh Creek church, where five more 

meetings were held. This closed the 

series of meetings in the Marsh Creek 

congregation. 

Not only were the brethren ani- 
mated to a doubling of their diligence, 
i in more earnestly contending for the 
faith once delivered to the saints, but 
our hearts were made glad to see sin- 
ners come to the fold of Jesus, and 
: seek admittance into His church mili- 
, tant on earth. The most touching 
. scene during the progress of those 
' meetings, transpired on the 29th, and 
I that it may reach the tender heart of 
; some reader of this report, I will in 
sert it. In consequence of the day 
being very cold, the water covered 
with thick ice and snow, the ceremo- 
ny usually perlormed at the water was 
! performed in the bouse of brother D. 
j Pfoutz, near by. With other appli- 
cants for baptism, was a youthful 
female, whose stout heart oft resisted 
the gentle chidings of the Spirit, but 
at length was made to yield. After 
preparations were made for this sol- 
emn and beaven-appointed ordinance, 
i the assemblage repaired to the water; 
; but before leaving the house of our 
brother, this willing servant of Im- 
manuel beheld her sister in the flesh, 
and, with the fondest affection of a 
; sister.etu braced her,exclaiming,"Why 
are you not with us ?" This touching 
incident brought tears to the eyes of 
all who witnessed it. 

At the water the spectacle was 

; quite impressive. While the united 

prayers of the brethren ascended, the 

, sympathies of the by-standers were 

enlisted in behalf of these willing 

. subjects. But my report is growing 

: too lengthy. May our brethren, who 

labored so ardently and zealously 

i amongst us, have souls for their hire; 

such a reward as the world can never 

(give. B. F. Ktttinger. 

Gettysburg, Pa. 



Brother Henry : — By request we 

will inform the Brotherhood now 

, how we are geting along in the 

• Sandy Creek congregation, West Tir- 

1 ginia. Over a year ago we commenc- 



I HRI8T1AN FAMILY COMPANION. 



ioy 



ed boldiog meeting in Turner's Bcboo) 
boQM, aboot balf way between Bran- 
deuville nod Pineswamp. There 
were a few Bcatering Brethren there. 
Had three or four meetings, and then 
suspended the appointment until last 
spring. Then we resumed the ap- 
pointments again, and continued them , 
about every live week-*, until in the ' 
fall. The few Brethren (hat reside 
in that settlement suggested the idea 
of holding a series of meetings 
among them. We then prevailed on 
our beloved elder Jacob M. Thomas 
to assist u*. When we commenced 
the meeting, we made no calculation 
bow long we would continue it. — 
Commenced the meeting on Friday 
evening, and continued over Sunday. 
Then we could not have any in day- 
time, as it was occupied with school. 
We continued the meetiug at night 
through the week 

We made known that we would at 
tend to the Ordinance of Baptism on 
Friday, at Brother Guthrics.at Beav- 
er Creek When we arrived at the 
place there was a large collection of 
people ou the grounds, to see how we 
baptize. It was very cold. There 
were nine applicants for baptism. 
Seven of them were beads of families, 
male and females, from fifty years 
down to sixteen. Some of them the 
most influential men in the neighbor- 
hood. They bad a large log tire in 
the yard to keep the people warm. 
Baptism was administered by our old 
Brother Thomas, who is in his seveu- 
ty-seventh year. We protracted the 
meeting over another Sunday, and on 
Monday received one more by bap- 
tism. And during the meeting we 
restored one other member, making 
eleven during the meeting. We had 
the best of order and large congrega- 
tions. We have seen them twice since, 
and there is a deep interest manifested 
to hear the word preached. 

John S. Hook. 



results, lit thistime. Those of the! 
North appointed another to open on 
the 23rd of February which weakest] 
up one week. The ministers of tho i 
neighboring churches having been in- ] 
rited, proved to have the matter at 
heart, from the manner in which they | 
responded. Everybody seemed to 
feel an interest in the meetings, from 
the manner in which they turned out ; 
and the result was, that, under the 
powerful preaching of the word, 
amid the fervent prayers of the saints, 
accompanied with the powerful influ- 
ence of the Holy Spirit, sinners wore 
made to tremble and melt down, that 
some would burst out in floods of 
tears and sighs of penitence. And 
as many as were willing were led into 
the stream (notwithstanding it was 
frozen over strong enough to bear all 
the by-standers at once) and were 
baptized iuto the death of Jesus 
Christ, and came up out of the water 
with smiles on their faces, and glad- 
ness in their hearts. Parents and 
children rejoiced together in the God 
of their salvation, and the result was 
fourteen new members, from the ten- 
der virgin to the aged grandfather of 
70 winters. Two disowned members 



how say some among you that there 
is no resurrection of the dead, but if 
there be no resurrection of the dead 
then Christ is not risen. And if 
Christ be not risen then is our preach- 
ing vain ; and your faith is also vain;" 
but now we are baptized into that 
living fountain head — the Lord Jesus 
Christ. 

•' Know ye not that so many of us 
as were baptized into Jesus Christ 
were baptized into his death ? There- 
fore we are hurried with Him by bap- 
tism into death ; that like as Christ 
was raised up from the dead by the 
glory of the Father, even so we also 
should walk in new-ness of life." 
Rom 6, 3 ; 4. 



l>l»trict .Meeting or >'. i:. Ohio. 

Brother Holttinger : — Please an- 
nounce that we intend holding the 
District Meeting of the North Eastern 
District of Ohio, on Tuesday, the 7th 
of May, 1*72, at the Big Meeting 
House, of the Mohican congregation, 
Wayne county, 5 miles South of 
West Salem, the nearest point by 
Railroad, on the Atlantic and Great 
Western. Twelve miles from Woos- 
ter, on the Pittsburg and Fort Wayne 



were also reclaimed. And I venture J Hailroad. 
to say that impressions have been | \y e fondly hope that every branch 
made Uia^will^not soon wear away, j composing this District will be repre- 
sented, and especially those branches 



and the church is in better condition 
now than she has been for some 
time. Brethren and sisters thank 
God and take courage. 

Emily Blougu. 



An Explanation on 1 Cor. 15 : 29. 

In vol. 8, No. 2. is desired an ex- 
planation of the words: " Else what I coming by Pittsburg and Fort Wayne 



that did not represent heretofore. - 
Those coming by the Atlantic and 
Great Western will pleace notifv 
brother Jacob Garver, at Lattasburg, 
who will see that conveyances will 
be furnished to convey all from West 
Salem to tbe plase of meeting. Those 



D>nr Companion : — Inasmuch as 
but little news has ever been given 
from Quemahoning branch it cannot 
be out of place to give a little at 
present. This congregation i 
ated in parts of Somerset and West- 
moreland Counties, Pa., and embraces 
a lurge tract of territory. The Breth- 
ren of the South end, appointed a 
series of meetings, to open on the 
evening of the 23rd of December 
last, and continued over a week, two 
meetings & day, with the happiest 



shall they do which are batized for 
the dead, if tbe dead rise not at all? 
Wbv are they then baptized for tbe 
dead ?" 

In the first place, we learn that the 
church at Corinth was very much out 
of order at the time the Apostle Paul I 
wrote his epistles to them, and he re- 
proved them sharply for their conten- 
tions and inimical ideas, concerning 
the resurrection of the dead, the I 
Lord's supper, &e 

Now in order to get the true mean- j 
ing of the words at issue, we must j 
consider their strange ideas, concern- 
ing the resurrection of the dead. We 
learn that there were some that did 
not believe that Christ was raised 
from the dead. 



Railroad, will please notify tbe 
designed at New Pittsburg, who will 
see that they will be conveved to 
the place of meeting. 
By order of the Church. 

George Worst, Clerk. 

Dear Reader* of the Companion . 
— Having been requested by some of 
the Brethren on the line of our late 
visit, and thinking it might be a mat- 
ter of interest to you in jceneral, I 
will give you a synopsis of our tour 
and labors through N. E. Ohio, as 
follows : 

Brother George Worst aad myself 
started from my home on ths evening 
of the 29th December, and toward 



evening of the 30th, we reached the 
" Now if Christ be j Brethren's home under tbe hospitable 
9d that be rose from the dead. ' Wof of Wrothe*- John Strom, fwclv 



Ill 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



miles noith of Warren, in Trumbull 
county. We remained with the 
Brethren and friends here until the 
morning ot the 3rd of January 1812. 
Held five meetings in their meeting 
house. Oi« New Year's day we had 
the pleasure of being present at the 
Annual Family Reunion at the house 
of friend Isaac and sister Eliza TS. 
Barb. Sister Barb's mother and all 
her family, consisting of children, 
grand-children and great grand-chil- 
dren, were present, to the number of 
between forty and fifty, whom we 
know as the Nortin family. All 
were happy and cheerful. We silent- 
ly wished that they and all other fami- 
lies might so live in this sinful world 
as to be able to have a final reunion 
in our Father's house — in the King- 
dom of his Son. Bnt viewing the 
human family from the gospel stand- 
point, this is more than we can hope 
for. The church at this place is 
weak, it being an isolated branch of 
the Sandy church, in the western 
part of Columbiana county ; being 
located about forty miles north of the 
body of said church. From here we 
returned to Warren, and took train 
lor the Columbiana church ; and af- 
ter a pleasant ride of about an hour, 
we anived at Youngstown, a large 
iron manufacturing town, in the N. E 
comer of Mahoning county, Ohio. 
There we were met by our indefatig- 
ble brother F. Kohler, the present 
German nephew Elder Henry Kurtz, 
who conveyed us to his hospitable 
home near the meeting-house of the 
Columbiana church, which is also a 
rather weak bedy, in point of mem- 
bers being about forty ; but, as far as 
we could see, all zealous in the cause; 
yet not quite as well united in their 
views on conducting the affairs of the 
church as we could wish to see. Still 
we enjoyed the visit with them very 
much, and held eleven nu etings among 
them. Had the pleasure of visiting 
our old brother Henry once more. 
Father and mother Kurtz live in the 
village of Columbiana ; and the breth- 
ren are always made welcome attheir 
hou?e, even as children are at the 
house of their parents. 

On the 8tb we took train at Colum- 
biana for Beloit. a small station be- 
tween Salem and Alliance, where we 
were met by the ever-friendly face of 
brother David Bowman, who convey- 
ed us to bis borne in the Saudy cburcb. 
This church is strong and flourishing, 
both in the official and lflvmember de- 



partment, and traveling pilgrims are 
always well received by them. We 
held seven meetings at their meeting- 
house. 

From thence we were conveyed by 
the brethren to the Canton church, 
in Stark county, where the shade of 
mourning has scarcely passed off oc- 
casioned by the angel of doath in the 
removal of our highly esteemed 
brother, Elder D. J. Peck. We visit- 
ed sister Sarah, whom we found rather 
more cheerful than we had anticipated. 
The church is one of medium strength, 
and is moveing along pleasantly, con- 
sidering the shock and loss sustained 
in the death of brother Feck. We 
held five meetings at their meeting- 
house; and on the 15th we took cars 
at Louisville for Massillon, where we 
were met by our former neighbor 
and brother Ephrain Swiuehart, who 
conveyed us to his new home in the 
West Nimishilling church. Here 
we held five meetings. This church 
is also of medium size, but, we think, 
a little in the rear ot the times; hav- 
ing no meeting-house, they hold their 
meetings from house to house, which 
custom has the advantage of being 
time-honored if in nothing else. — 
From here we were conveyed by the 
brethren N. E. to the East Ximishil- 
ling church, still in Stark county, and 
held four meetings. Here the breth- 
ren have a large and commodious 
brick meeting-honse, where we preach- 
ed twice and the other two, meet- 
ings were at elder Brumbaugh's, about 
seven milds N. E. from the meeting- 
house, in Portage county, if memory 
is not mistaken. The brethren in 
this church are also a little more in- 
clined to scatter the meetings than 
we think is profitable : yet they are 
warm and zealous brethren, and we 
enjoyed their society quite much. 
They number something over one 
hundred. From here we were con- 
veyed to the center of Suffield, in the 
SpringSeld church, where we held 
two meetings in the German Reform- 
ed meeting-house. Had excellent at- 
tention, it being a new place for the 
brethren to preach at. From here 
ye went to the Mishler settlement, 
near Modacore, in Summit county, 
where the body of the Springfield 
church lies. Here we held our last 
meetings, two in number, in the large 
new meeting-house, which was just 
built the past summer. The house is 
a neat and substantial frame, well ar- 
ranged for room and convenience. 



The only fault we saw, was a little 
too much literal interpretation of the 
Apostle's injunction, "Mind nothigh 
things." The story is only twelve 
feet,' and it looks a little too low for a 
house of that size; but, upon the 
whole, the house, the plan, the loca- 
tion, and ever the commodious sheds 
for their faithful horses to stand in 
during meeting, all speak well fcr 
the enterprise of Springfield 
brethren. And another beauty in 
I the matter is, they had all the money 
ready before they commenced the 
building, and paid for every thing as 
they went. 

This morning, January 22nd, ult., 
brother Carper brought us to Akron, 
seven miles, where we took the T 
o'clock train, and about 11 o'clock 
we were at my home in Congress, 
where sister Worst was waiting with 
a sleigh to take brother George home, 
where I hope they landed safely ere 
this time. We found our family well, 
thank the Lord. Absent three weeks 
and three days ; held forty-one meet- 
ings, and found the brethren all well 
on our journey. The only thing we 
did not like so well, was, the meet- 
ings were too much scattered, especi- 
ally in the last three churches; but 
the brethreu wanted it so, and we do 
not demur; only it seems too much 
like sowing a ten-acre field with a 
bushel of seed, and expect a good 
crop of wheat Y r et we hope some 
of the seed we tried to sow in our 
weakness will take root and bring 
forth fruit to the honor and glory of 
God, through whose kind care we 
were kept in health, and are again 
safely at home. May we say with 
the psalmist, " Bless the Lord, O my 
soul, and all that is within me bless 
his holy name." 

Yours in Gospel UnioD, 

P. J. Brown. 
Congrex*, Oh io. 



MARRIED. 

Bt the undersigned, Feb. 1st, brother WIL- 
LIAM MOHLEK. of Indiana, and siiUrKATE 
WISE, of Franklin county, Pa. 

Elder John Shank. 

By the undersigued January 25th, at 
the residence of the bride's father, in Elk 
Lick township, Somerset county, Pa-, broth- 
er DANIEL. M. F1KE and sister ELIZA 
FLICK1NGER. 8. C. Kibm. 

December 28th 1871, at the residence of 
the bride's parents, by the undersigned ; 
brother JOHN H. MOORE, our co-laborer 
In the ministry, and sister MARY S. BISH- 
OP, all of Champaign county, Illinois- 

A. B. Bmdbk. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY CuMlWNlON. 



110 



DIED. 



We lulmit no poetn under any eiieuin.sluu 

dm In oonneotlon with OUtnarj Notices, we 

wlih to ii-,!- nil alike, uud wocoultl not Insert 
■« with ull. 

In Crooked Creek Congregation, Wasli- 
lng'on county, Iowa January '24th nit., 
ADA ROSE ETTER, twin, Infant daughter 
of Brother Henry and sister Mary Ettor, 
aged 11 months 17 days. Disease, atllictlon 
of the wiudtipe or larnyx. Funeral service | 
by the writer, from Luke 98 : 23, latter part 
of the verse. Stephrn Yookk. 

In Jefferson couulv, Pa., November 15th I 
1871, friend WILLIAM McDIVITT. Consort ! 

of sister McDivitt ; aged 39 years, 

7 months and 27 days. Funeral service by 
the undersigned at the Methodist Episcopal 
church, from Heb. 9: 27. 

The subject of this notice came to h'.s end 
very suddenly aud perhaps in a very unex- 
pvcted manner. Engaged in company with 
a number of others, rafting on Mahomlng 
creek, he was struck by the stem of the oar 
and knocked into the stream, and as hi? 
neck was broken when he was found, it is 
supposed that it was done by the stroke of the 
oar stem. He was hurried over the dam 
and sight lost of immediately and was not 
found till sometime afterward. Truly we 
are led to see that, " in the midst of life we 
are iu death." J. P Hetire. 

Of scrafula lu the throat, January 35'.h 
in the Berlin congregation, Somerset 
county, Pa.. Brother JOHN L. FORNEY, 
son of brother Samuel and sister Elizabeth 
Forney, aged 23 years 2 months and 20 days. 
Funeral occasion improved by Brother 
Jacob D- Trostle, from Li»ganorc, Md., and 
others, from the words : *'For to me to live 
is Christ, and to die is gain," to a large con- 
course of people. 

Bro;her Forney gave bit* heart to Jesus at 
au early age, and lived a life worthy of 
imitation. He was blessed with more than 
oidinary gifts intellectually, and during his 
confinement which I think was about three 



Pittsburg and Connollsvillo R. R . 
Ti mi: t uii.k 
Commencing on Monday, October totii, i*:i. 
at * o'clock, p. h. 



KiKTW.lKD. | 



Cum 
Mail 



Bait 
Exp. 



STATIONS. 



| WCBTWAHIl. 

Cum 
Mall 



Cln. 
Bzp. 



a, M 


P. M. 


650 


8 00 | 


1U21 


9 57 


10 35 


10 10 


1 20 


11 55 


1 40 


12 15 


157 


1228 


3 10 


i as 


400 


2 00 


P. at. 


A. M. 



Pittsburg 

Bradford 
Counvl'svillc 
Mineral Point 

Gnu el 

DALE CITY 
Bridgeport 

Cumberland 



A. M. 

10 15 
8 05 
800 
ft 52 
5 38 
526 
4 15 

34) 

M.P. 



P. M 

C 10 

2 30 

2 25 

1122 

11 02 

1045 

9 25 

840 

A.M 



X 



Advertisement* . 

I will admit a limited Dumber of selec 
advertisements at the following rates 
Oik- insertion, 20 cents a line. 
Each subsequent insertion 15 cents a line. 
Yearly advertisements, 10 cents a line. 

No standing advertisement of more than I 
20 lines will be admitted, and no cuts will be ; 
l'W'ed n " »nv conMdwattnn* 

Samt.. KooiB, Franlh Foksry, 

Fwikttovn, I'ti. lit on y Cretky J'n. 

1 ) (M.llt A IOKXEY 

Dealers in Agricultural Implements, lloil- 
hien's Reaper and Mower, Horse Rakes, 

THRESH I N G MAC II I NES, 

Grain Drills, Feed Cutter*) Corn Shelters, 
Plows, Ac- All machines sold by as are war- 
ranted. Persons wishing to bny will call on, 
or address ns nbove. 
8-6. BOYER A FORNEY. 

A Card. 



Drs. D. Fahrney A Son, Uroscopian Phys- 
icians, continue the practice of Medicine at 
the old stand, near Boonsboro, Md. They 
months ; he suffered much, but he bore his ] treat all forms of Chronic Diseases with mar- 
mictions with great calmness and christian |£ CU . success. Can be addressed by letter, and 



resignation. ( Vititor pleaee copy.) 

C. H. Walker. 
In the Aughnrick arm, Huntingdon county 
Pa., Jsnuary 14th, of Diphtheria and Croup, 
MARTHA daughter of Daniel and Emly 
Mc KTLLIPS, aged 5 years 10 months and 24 
days- Funeral servisesbyG. O. Glock, from 
James 4 : 14. A.L Funck. 











T 1ST OF M( 
Jj 8UB8CRIP 


►NEYS 


TION 


BOOKS, etc. 




G M. Garber, 


75 1 


I. W. Witmer, 


1 50 


John A. Miller, 


150 I 


R. K. Binkley, 


450 


E. Schrock, 


1 50 | 


J. Z. Sharp, 


2 00 


J. H. Wirt, 


10 50 


Jacob Bahr, 


100 


Jacob Conner. 


600 


Simon Hetrick, 


75 


A H 8nowberger 


2 00 


J. J. Myer», 


1 50 


Enoch LBrower 


, 450 


Jacob A Miller, 


12 00 


Mrs JSkelly, 


1 50 


A J Keyers, 


1 50 


David Ulrev, 


150 


S Bollinger, 




Eld D B Siurgis 


3 75 


(Jan. 23rd0 


150 


John Shank, 


450 


Nauncv Hugh, 


1 50 


A Pearsail 


13 50 


Jos M Garber, 


1 50 


Wm H Baily 


100 


Samuel Molsbee 6 00 


J S Flory. 


1 50 


C Newcomer, 


300 


J G Winey, 


11 85 


Phillip Holler, 


75 


Eliz Shoemaker 


1.50 


D Pfoutz, 


90 


D If Winner, 


25 25 


E R Stiffer, 


8 35 


John Woif 


150 


Jos M Elliott 


1 0J 


Peter Brubaker, 


1 50 


Henry Reed, 


1 GO 


DBrechtelhimei 


150 


J. S Newcomer, 


300 


Noah Earh-, 
Luclnda Hess, 


5 00 


Daniel Brower, 


5 00 


160 


Susan Long. 


1 50 


T) L Miller 


75 


JG Royer, 


108 



they can seud medicine to any part of the 
United States,. wherever there is an express 
office. Post office address, Boonsboro, Wash- 
ington County, Md. 
7-10- 1 yr. pd. 

QALEM com.kgk 

The Spring session of Salw-n College will 
open for the reception of acynumber of stu- 
dents from all parts of the country, on the 
20th of March, 1813, 

Ample accommodations and thorough in- 
structions will be given all students who con- 
nect themselves with this College. Good 
board can be obtaiued in the best of families, 
at $2.60 to $3.00 per week ; or students can 
board themselves, sepa r ately or in clubs. 
at from $1.25 to $1.50 per" week, as large 
numbers are doing wlib the consent of th^ 
faculty. An extensive boarding house is to 
be erected by a b' other early in the season, 
to accommodate nil children of the brethren, 
who desire it. Parents and Guardians can 
rely on the location of the Collece at Bour- 
bon, as belhg a permanant arrang m-nt, and 
that the health of th a locality Is nntwpassid, 
by any place in the eounty. 

Special care will be given to students who 
arc far from home, that sliall.be satisfactory 
to parents. For Catalogues Scholarships, 
and full particulars, address, 

SALE M COLLEGE. 
e-r. tiou&Bos*,ryp. 



i; \ll.n I'oic PALE. 

Three-fourths 6T a mile from Rur»l Village, 
Armstrong < o , Pa. Can tain » about 68 acre*; 
all under fence ; about 45 aerea cleared ; 
good Log House and some other building , 
mostly second bottom ; two never-failing 
springs of 6oft water. Would prefer to sell 
to a brother in the ministry. For particular* 
addrew, ' J. \V. BF.EK. 

8-7-tf. iKiLK CITY, Somerset Co., /'.i. 



The Flnkle A I.) on Newlng Mh- 

rbiue, with Drop Feed, new Take-np, new 
Hemmer, Ac, Is now offered to agents on 
more liberal terms. Also, Second-band Ma 
chines taken in exchango, or the naw im 
provements applied. 

Evory Machine is warranted Fiust Class, 
and if the purchaser does not so regard it af- 
ter a fair trial, he can return it, and money 
refunded. 

N. B. Wanted traveling agent* to visit 
each town, distributing circulars, explaining 
the improvements, etc., etc., who can make 
$200 per month. Address LYON'S MCTU 
AL 8. M. Co. 

Union Square, 83 East 17th St.. New Yoife. 



1180 1870 

ARE YOU AFFLICTED OR 8ICK 1 

Use Dr. Fahraey's Blood (Ichhv 

er or Panacea. 

An Alterative and Catharic. or Tonic and 
Purge combined, for diseases arising from 
bad blood ; such as Costiveaesa, Dyspepsia 
Sick Headache, Livci Complaint, Jaundice. 
Erysipelas, Worms, Chills and Fever, Scrof 
nla, Pimples, Tetter, Ac. Tri It. 

Established 178' in package form. Ests'> 
lished nearly 20 years ago in liquid form 
which was brought to its present state of 
preservation and perfection some years later, 
by Dr. P. Fahrney, Chicago, Ill's, who com 
ducts the trade west of Ohio. Great reputa- 
tion ! Many Testimonials ! Ask for that 
prepared at Waynesboro, Pa., and Chicago. 
Hi's. Beware of imitations. Genuine re- 
tails at $1.25 per bottle. Druggists and 
Medicine dealers sell it. 

Dr. P. Fahrney's "Health Menseiiyer" gives 
the history and l ses of the Blood Clxanbir 
testimonials, am.', other information, aent 
free of charge. Address 

Dr. P. Fahrney's Bros. A Co. 
Watkbsroro. Pa. 



G' 



REAT EXCITEMENT! 

J. N. FICHTNKR, 
of Berlin, Pa., has caused a great excite- 
ment in the County by bringing into our 
midst the very popular and far-lamed WEF.D 
(F. F.) SEWING MACHINE. All who 
t.ave tried it give this as their detieion : 
"The Weed ruus lighter, has less gearing, 
is more easily managed, and takes less time 
to understand it than any other machine now 
In the county." 

The WEED has no cog-wheels, no spring 
or compound levers, and is sold at prices 
ranging from 160 to $150. Each machine 
is furnished with a tucker, quilter, baater 3 
hetnracrs, feller, corder, ruffler, frtnger, 
braider, and a self-sewer, grati.. 

Satisfactlou GUARANTEED. 

Call on or address, 

J. N. FICIITNEK, 
7-47-8t.a' BERLIN, "PA. 

Office fa Donner'snew r/nrMic'j. 



112 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



CALVERT COLLEGE. 
FOR SALE ATTRVSTEES SALE. 
Tfce undersigned Trustees offer at private 
sale, Calvert College, situated in New Wind- 
sor, Carroll county, Md. 

For circulars containing full particulars, 
with photograph of buildings apply to 
W. Stocpfbr, Cashier. 1st Nat. Bank, 

New Windsor, Md- 
Charles B. Kobbkts, Attorney at Law. 
Westminster, Md. 
8-3-6m. 



NO MOKE LAMP EXPLOSIONS. 

The Orient Safety Lamp will not break, 
leak, or explode. Use these lamps and or- 
nament your houses. Save your lives, save 
your homes, save your children. A glass 
Lamp is a Magazine, more dangerous than 
gunpowder, and with the torch already 
lighted. For sale by 

GlLLBSPIB & LOCKARD, Agt*. 

New Store, DALE CITY, Pa. 
Jan. 10th, 1872. 

Dr. U. M. BEACHLEY'S 
FAMILY MEDICAL DEPOT. 

OP BICE AXD DRUG STORE, 
ON MAIN Street, 

Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 



Cnivrsal Guide lor Cutting Gar- 
ments. 

By which every family may cut its own 
garments for men and boys, of twenty six 
different sizes ; for Coats, Pants, Vests, and 
Shirts, and Ladies' Dress Bodies. Agents 
wanted to sell State, County, and Family 
Rights. For Particulars 

address Miller A Quinn, 

Tyrone, Blair Co., Pa. 



,'HOW TOGO WEST." 

Forty years ago, Illinois was as far West 
as most people wished to go, and journeys 
were made in the legendary "Prairie Schoon- 
er," but in these days of Progress and Im- 
provement, the word West has come to mean 
Iowa. Nebraska, Kansas, Colorada, Califor- 
nia, and the Territories, and the Traveler 
reaches almost any point therein by a splen- 
did Line of Railroad. 

This Line of Railroad is the Burlington 
Route, which starts from Chicago over the 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., from 
Indianapolis, over the Indianapolis, Bloom- 
ington & Western 8hort liine, and from Lo- 
gansaort, over the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw 
R. R., and running through Burlington, 
reaches Omaha. Lincolen, Nebraska City, 
St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth and Kan- 
sas City, connecting with the Union Pacific, 
Kansas Pacific and other Railroads running 
from those cities. 

Always go "By way of Burlington" and 
you will be sure to be right. 

The Burlington Route has admirably an- 
swered the question, "How to go West?" by 
the publication of a truthful and interpsting 
document, filled with facts in regard to Time, 
Connections, Accommodations, rates of 
Fare, and otner interesting items and illus- 
trated by a large map, truthfully showing 
the whole West, which they distribute free 
of charge. Copies, and additional in forma- 
tion can be obtained by addressius:, General 
Passenger Agent. B. <fc M. R. R.. Burlington, 




For Sale at tit is Office. 

The Impln.ll. niaelott; Or, The New 

Testament in Greek and Kn^li-h. Containing the 
Original (ircek Text of the New Testament, with 
Interlinear? Word-for-word EnelUb Tran-lation. 
A work Tor Students in Thuologv. and 8. S. 
Teachers. By Hkn.ia.mix Wii.pon. "Price. $4. 

Haud-Boiik Tor Homo I m i>r<> viiiicn I : 
cemprilW "How to Write," "How to Talk," 
" How to Behave." and " How to do Business," in 
one vol., $2.23. Indispensable. 

Life at Home; or the Family and Its 
Members. — Im-lndint; Htutmida and Wives, Par- 
ent*. Children. Brothers. Meters, Employers and 
Employed. The Altar in the House, eto. By 
Wm. Aikman. 91.00; 

Man In Ueiiemn and In Geology; orThe 

Biblical Account of Man's Creation tested by Sci- 
entific Theories of bis Orirtn and Antiquity'. Bv 
J. P. TnojjrsoN Fancy Cloth. $1.0(5. 

flow to ltead Ctiaraeter. A new Hlnstra- 
i.od Hand-nook of Phrenology and Physiognomy, 
for Students and Examiner*, with a Chart for re- 
cording the sizes of the djflereut Organs of the 
Brain, in the Delineation o* Charactor, with up 
wards of 170 Engravings. Muslin, tl.25. 

Wedlock ; or. the Right Relations of the Sexes. 
Disclosing the Laws of Conjugal Selection, and 
showing who may and who may not marry. By S 
K. Well*, fl.vi : ^ 

Oratory—Sacred and Secular; or. the Ex- 
temporaneous Speaker. With Chairman's GWde 
for conducting Public. Meetings according u> the 
beat Parliamentary forms. By W. Pittinokb, $1.50 

*»«p'» Falilc*. The People's Pictorial Edition 
Beautifully Illustrated with nearlv Sixty Kmrrav- 
ings. Cloth, gili. beveled hoard*. ' Only tl, 

The Klirlil Word In the Klchf 1'lare. 

A New Pocket Dictionary and Reference Bool; 
Embracing synonyms. Technical Terras. Abbrev' 
ations. Foreign l'hra«e». Writing for the Pre«- 
Punctuation. Proof heading, and other Valna' 
Information < !"tb. 7S cunts. 

Any < if the nho>e sent by mail, post-paid, o; 
»*r»* " r rirw»e, 

Nbad's Thiology, Post Paid, 1.45 

" Wisdom & Power of God Post Paid 1.40 

The Phrenological Journal, an 

illustrated, First-class Family Magazine, 
devoted to the '8cience of Man" Subscrip- 
tion price, $3,00 a year. By a special ar- 
rangement we are enabled to off«r the 
Phrtnolooical Journal and Christian Fam- 
ily Companion together for $3,50 or with 
the Pious Youth for, $3,00. we commend 
the Journal to all who want a good Fam ily 
Magazine, and who don't! 

Revised New Testament. 

OCTAVO PICA BDITION. 

Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, $8.00 

Sheep 8trong Binding, post paid, 2.60 

18 MO. EDITION. 

Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, $1.00 

Sheep Strang Binding, 1.25 

82 MO., SUNDAY SCHOOL EDITION. 25 

The Song-Crowned King.— A new 

singing book set in character notes. 144 oc- 
tavo pages, bound in boards. New and old 
tunes. Price 60 cents. $6.00 per dozen. 

Companion Volume 8, bound po6t paid, $2.7 
Reserved at the office, 2.25 

New Hymn Books. 

PLAIN SHEEP BINDING. 



One copy, post paid, 
11 ro*p1?», pout rmlrt. 



0.75 

ft HO 



0.75 
8.50 



PLAIN AKABESQUE BINDING 
One copy, po6t paid, 
12 copies, post paid, 

Turkey Morocco. 
One copy, post paid, 1.00 

Pe- dozen, 11.25 

German and English Plain Sheep 

One copy, post pain, 1.00 

Per dozen io.3 

Turkey Morocco, Ger. & Eng. 

One copy, post paid, 1.25 

Per dozen " " 1030 

PLAIN SINGLE GERMAN. 

One copy, post pain, .50 

Perdoren,,. 5.50 

The Christian Harp, containing 128 
cages of choice hymns set to music in char- 
acter notes- Price per single copy, post paid 
86 cents. $3.00 per dozen. 

B. R. HOLSINGER, 
Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 
Bbbthrbn's Enctclopbdia. $1.70 
Treatise on Trine Immersion B. F. Moo- 
maw, prepaid, .75 
Debate on Immersion, Quinter & Snyder. 
Single copy, post paid, .75 
12 copies, by Express, 7.00 
Piou6 Companion, 8. Klnsey, post paid, .45 
Browns Pocket Concordance, -60 
German & English Testaments, .75 

Jenkins' Vest -Pocket Lexicon 

an English Dictionary of all except famHivr 
words, omitting what everybody knows, and 
containing what everybody wants to know. 
Price 75 cents, postpaid. 

Certificates dee. 

MarriageCertificate, per loz., postpaid, 0.30, 
cbbtipicatbs or membekship. Per aoz, 0.2u 

TRACTS. — Religious dijxogub, 12 pages 
five cents single copy; thirty cents a doz. 
All orders shonld be accompanied with the 
money and the name of person, post-offlce, 
county and State written in unmistakable 
letters, and addressed to, 

H. R. Holsisokr. 

Dalb Citt, Pa. 



THE 



Christian Family Companion. 

Is published every Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
by Henry R. Holsinger, who is a member of 
the Church of the Brethren, sometimes known 
ty the name of "German Baptists," and 
vulgarly or maliciously called " Dunkard*." 

The design of the work is to advocate truth , 
expose error, and encourage the true Christian 
on his way to Zion. 

It assumes that the New Testament is the 
Will of God, and that no one can have the 
promise of salvation without observing all Ut 
requirements ; that among these are Faith, Re 
pentance, Prayer, Baptism by trine immcr 
sion, Feet Washing, the Lord's Supper, the 
Holy Communion, Charity, Non-conformity to 
the world, and a full resignation to the whole 
will of God as he has revealed it through his 
8on Jesus Christ. 

So much of the affairs of this world as may 
be thought necessary to the proper observance 
of the signs of the times, or such as may tend 
to the moial, mental, or physical benefit o! 
the Christian, w iKbe published, thus remov- 
ing all occasion for coming into contact with 
the so called Literary or Political Journals. 

Subscriptions* may begin at any time. 

For fnnhtr particulars send for a specimerj 
number, enclosing a stamp. 

Address H. R. HOLSISrOKlli 

DALB CITY, Somerset Co, PA 



<f ftrnstimt ^jamilg Companion. 



BY H. B. HOLSIWGBB. 



" Whosoever loveth me keepetb my commandment* '— Jascs. 



Volume VIII. DALE CITY, PA., TUESDAY, FEB. 20, 1872. 



At tl.60 Per Annuo 
NrjMBEK 9. 



For the Companion. 
Parity of ll«-urt . 

"He that loveth pureneas of heart, for the grace of his 
lips the king shall be his friend." 

Every person that has come to the years of 
accountability has also heard something ot good 
and evil. Every one that is accountable knows 
something of redemption and destruction. But 
all will know much more at the great judgment 
day. In reviewing the characters of mankind, 
when unraveling the secret windings of the hu- 
man heart, we become astonished, declaring at 
the close of each investigation that we had nat 
known the half before. It is quite unnecessary 
to go off to some neighbor against whom we are 
not very favorably disposed to find a subject 
which upon a thorough examination will prove 
to be a wonderlul phenomenon. Each individ- 
ual may introduce himself to his own heart, 
which he is ever too ready to regard as none of 
the worst : it may be and it certainly should be 
one that is touched by the renewing Spirit ot 
God, — one at the door of which Christ has been 
admitted. We soon discover that the heart is 
the seat of all eur affections. The existence and 
variety of these may be known and distinguished 
by our thoughts and actions. By close observa- 
tion we find in it concealed, imprisoned or free, 
passions foul with lust. Deceit — not only that 
which deceives others, but ourselves. Its oper» 
ations are made manifest by the sorrow it caus- 
es : — doing #nd saying things of which we are 
afterwards bound to be ashamed. All "lust of 
the flesh M "lust of the eye" "and the pride of life", 
is the deceit fulness which reigns in the heart. 
A soldier enlisted to fight for king Emmanuel, 
and still secretly trying to give quarter to the 
troops of Abaddon ! Surely it is hypocrisy, and 
if not driven back and chained down in some 
dark place, or cast out, it will take possession of | 
the whole kingdom. An heir of heaven and yet 
fearing and dreading the loss of earthly pleas- 
ures ■? Still looking back with desire to indulge 
— to stay a little longer — "a little more sleep a 
little more dumber "—a little more corruption ? 
Still an urrrorfctttrie desfrfe tb carbWe in the cop 



of death. Sometimes light prevails and iome> 
times darkness : then fear and hope mixed ; now 
anger, then love ; now entertaining heavenly 
virtues then lodging the enemies of Christ. At 
one time hating, denouncing sin, and at another 
indulging in it Often convinced of evil and 
willing to do good, yet never doing much, and 
often doing right yet not half willing. Well 
could the humbled apostle declare : "Oh wretch- 
ed man that I am, who shall deliver me from the 
body of this death t" and regard himself the 
"chief ot sinners.*' It is by frequent, thorough 
examinations of our own hearts, that we come to 
the best understanding of them. And the only 
safe method of conducting these investigations 
is to^ let God — his word — be the examiner. 

J. B. Qartbr. 

Shirley aburg, Pa. 

iaai ■ -««b» 

For the Companion. 
SanctlfleaUion. 

"Sanctify them through thy truth : thy word \* truth." 
John 17 : IT. 

"All scripture is given bv inspiration of God." 2nd 
Tim. 3 ; 16. 

"Man liveth by everv word that proceedeth out of the 
mouth of£od." Matth. 4 : 4. 

Given — great big Free-will, with little, close 
communion away back in the shade : and so the 
world goes. Well, brethren, we can hardly hope 
to reform the world, but can't we make our 
shield of faith cover the whole Gospel ? We 
are in the world and must fight, and need a 
weapon. Is not a perfect and entire sword a 
better weapon than a mutilated, gashed and ill- 
tempered piece \ — Is not a broad foundation 
more permanent, and safe, and substantial, than 
a narrow and contracted one 1 And is not a 
hungering and thirsting, that is willing to devoU 
any substantial article of food, more genuine and 
real than one that winces and minces, and choos- 
es and refuses, with at best only a questionable 
relish ■? 

"But our tastes differ." 

Yes, just so. That is because we have been 
living on different diet 

"But our capatvtfe? differ. " 



Ill 



i UaiSHAN FAMILY COMPANION 



And so does the capacity of our stomachs, de- 
pending agooddealonhowtheyhavebeen stuffed. 

"We can't all see alike." 

There are two reasons for that : one is, we 
don't stand in the same place; the other, we 
don't look at the same object. As to our stand- 
ing-point, it should be in the liberty, in the 
spirit, and in the iaith once delivered unto the 
saints, and hurd by the word of God. Stand 
for the word, to the word, by the word, on the 
word, with the word : "Stand still and see the 
salvation of God." Now lor the object — "look- 
ing unto Jc-sus the author and finisher of our 
faith who for the joy that was set before him left 
his Father's throne and became the star of Beth- 
lehem and the Son ot Righteousness to a be- 
nighted world. Now "Go forward," and you 
may rest assured our tastes, capacities, and un- 
derstandings will not differ very much ; and we 
will see pretty nearly alike. 

It is true the infant cannot digest strong meat 
nor the infant mind, the mystery ol godliness; 
but the practical, vital question that arises is, 
are we willing to embrace the word as truth, as 
fast as. it opens up before our understanding 1 
As we read, can we actually feel God talking to 
us — feel our duty in the statutes and command- 
ments ; — iee our reward in the promises and the 
reward of disobedience in the threatenings 1 
Where we can't comprehend, are we willing to 
sit, and trust, and wait? and where we can, are 
we willing to go diligently and heartily to work ; 
stooping to any service, and surmounting every 
obstacle that comes belore us % 

Then there are some things that we do not 
find written. Do they savor of sin \ Do they 
look unseemingly, distorted, bungling ; sound 
discordant, and feel inconvenient ] — Extra lug- 
gage almost always will prove inconvenient to a 
soldier. A sheep don't make a good saddle- 
horse ; won't follow strangers, nor eat from their 
hand. 

Children are afraid in the dark, and love to 
be at home. They are timid and backward in 
the presence of strangers; enjoy themselves 
best in their own family circle, and feel the most 
freedom and safety when their parents are near. 
Think what the Bible is to us : our guide in the 
pathway to heaven ; our refuge, our shield, our 
weapon and pm armor -a most perfect system, 
of domestic econonfv and socTal inte¥c"ouYse ; a 



rule for eating, and drinking, and sleeping, and 
working, and talking, and dressing, and giving, 
and receiving, and buying, and selling, and 
preaching, and praying, and singing, and seeing, 
and hearing ; a guide to father, mother, broth* 
er, sister, husband, wife, parent, child, saint, sin- 
ner, old, young, rich, poor, everybody ; to every- 
one a guide. It is the constitution and laws of 
the kingdom of heaven, the characteristics of 
which are "glorious liberty" and "perlect law." 
It is our spiritual meat and drink, and light 
and life. Our school and our teacher, our chart 
and our text book. An ancient history, a ge- 
ography ot heaven. A hand-book of travel from 
this world to the next. Calculations of eclipses 
long in the future. A thorough course of gram- 
mar with everything but false-syntax — What is 
the Bible not { Yet what is the Bible % Only 
words and sentences delivered to us from our 
Heavenly Father , nothing more. Next, where- 
in lies all their virtue 1 In their truthfulness. — 
What would they be worth to us if they were 
not true % Nothing, nothing ; absolutely nothing. 

J. L. Switzfr. 



The Lost Power. 



for the Companion. 



I, for one, can heartily respond to brother 
Grove, in his advice to the members of the 
church, to pray for, and believe that God is just 
as able and willing now to own and bless his 
icord, and to make good his promis3es, as he 
was in the days of his incarnation. I too re- 
member well, when that subject was presented 
to us, and a strong effort made on the part of 
some to prove that that power ceased with the 
lives of the apostles. Now, if that promise does 
not extend to us, how much more must we give 
up % Can those who say that it ceased with the 
lives of the apostles, tell us what we shall do 
with the passages of scripture that speak the 
same things. I will here give them for consid- 
eration to those who are interested on this sub- 
ject. Matth. 18 : 19th, "If two of you shall 
agree on earth, as touching anything that they 
shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Fath- 
er which is in heaven." Matth. 21, 22, "And 
all things whatsoever ye shall ask in pzayer, be- 
lieving ye shall receive." Luke 11:9, "There- 
fore I say unto you, Ask, it shall be given unto 
ftxm." Mark 11 : 24, "Therefore I say unto 
you what trrm'gs soever you desTrVwlreu ye pfftfy, 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY (JOMPANltN. 



11.. 



-ra 



believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have way by kindness, Oh ! think ol power, the re 



them" John 15:7, "If ye abide in me, and my 
words abide in you, ye shall ask what y* trill, 
and it shall be done unto you." John 14 : 18, 



deeming power there is in human sympathy and 
love. Those who are in trouble cannot t'oi 
the kindness which is then shown them, but will 



and whatsoever things ye shall ask in my name, i ever recall it with gratitude. Thus you may 



that will 1 do, that the Father might be glori 
tied in the Son." Why the sick are not more 
frequently raised up, may be, that the humble 
confession of our faults one to another is neg- 
lected ; for the same apostle that says, "It any 
are sick among you, let him call for the elders 
of the church, and let them pray over him, 
anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, 
and the prayer of faith will save the sick, and 



your faults one to another, and pray one for ans 
other, that ye may be healed. The effectual, 
fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 

Leah Cronce. 
Mechanicsburg, 111. 



have an influence which may lead some to Jesus. 
Learn, like good scholars, one of the most 
useful and joyous of all arte — the art of alms- 
giving. It is not enough to give to the needy. 
Give intelligently, so as not to encourage vice or 
laziness. Give to all ; but especially unto thoM 
who are of "the household of faith." Give freely 
and willingly, that you may receive a blessing as 
well as those on whom your bounty may rest. 



the Lord will raise him up," also says, "Confess Above all, with the gift, let there be personal 



Remember the Poor. 

Winter is now upon us ; be mindful .to the 
poor. You need not go far to find them ; for 
the children of want are in every place. Speak 
a kind word, stretch forth the open hand of char- 
ity, and you will not lose your reward. 

Some there are whose poverty comes through 
misfortune. Business is dull, wages are small, 
there is sickness in the family, and death takes 
away the husband and the father, on whom the 
other leaned for support. Hard is then the 
struggle to provide bread for the table and fuel 
for the stove, Harder still and more bitter far, 
is it for such to beg for help. Those who most 
deserve help are those who cannot ask for it in 
louder and important tones ; but they suffer in 
silence. Blame not to harshly the sensitiveness 
of those who suffer rather than beg. Call it not 
pride, for it may spring, often does spring, from 
sell-respect. Try to find such out, and help 
them with a sympathetic, Christ-like spirit. 

Some there are whose poverty comes through j 
crime. Vice has brought them to want. Dissi 



sympathy. It is not the value of the gift, but 
the kindness of the giver, which arouses grati- 
tude. Not money, but love awakens love. 1> 
good, not that you may be thanked, but because 
of the promtings of your better nature ; ana let 
"the blessings of Him that was ready to perish" 
rest on you. Then, through no trumpet may 
sound your fame, in the last great day you will 
hear the judge say : "I was an lingered, and ye 
gave me meat ; 1 was thirsty, and ye gave me 
drink ; I was a stranger, and ye took me in ; 
naked and ye clothed me ; I was sick, and ye 
visitedme; 1 was in prison,and ye came untc me." 
"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the 
least of these, my brethren, ye have done it un- 
to me." — Methixlist. 

Saying* anil Doings. 

Faith and Works. — -Some of the recent news- 
paper demonstrations of extraordinary zeal for the 
Sabbath, have given new currency hereabouts to 
an old story of an apparantly incorrigible old 
farmer, who publicly declared that he had at 
last "experienced religion." His minister, short- 
ly after asked one of his neighbors if he saw any 
differaDce in the man, and the reply was : "Oh, yea! a 
great differance. Before, when he went out to chop in 
the woods on Sundays, he carried his ax on Lis shoulder, 
now he hides it under bis coat." 

We oDce know the counterpart of this converted aj^ri- 
h verv anxious to pass with his "Puri- 



cu'turist. Thou_ 

nation has thrown them out of a good situation, I [ &a " ae ;^ . r for'an^V good man. he had fallen into a 
T . , , , , . , iL b . , ' habit if ldleiug a little through the week, and using some 

broken their health and ruined their characters. , cdd houra on Sundav onthe s i v to make up for lost time 

Do not, in their WTetohedness, oppress them Being once dected in this practice, he admitted to his re- 



with harsh words. They suffer. Help them 
first ; warn them or reprove them afterward. — 
Show that you have a heart which beats tenderly 
toward them, and try to win them to a better 



monstrating neighbor that he had occasionally done 
wrong in this thing. "But then,'' said he, with a air 
that revealed a full assurance of faith, "I ahvavs have 
the most heavenly thoughts in the nigh: inati 

limns. 



116 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. 
Universalism not ot God. No. 3. 

The Apostle Paul, as a warrior, 
had well fought the good fight of 
faith ; and in the great battles of his 
Sovereign, he was about to end his 
warfare with his departure from this 
life. It had ever been, during bis 
warfare, his chief labor, that in the 
Christian race be might finish his 
course with joy. His desire was 
granted. He had run well, and run 
to the end ; and his dying moments 
were consoled and cheered by the 
truth, that now his arduous race was 
run, and his reward was in heaven. 

As a steward of the faith and of the 
manifold grace of God, be had been 
found faithful ; and with bis dying 
breath he could say, "I have kept 
the faith." 

But let us now work upon supposi- 
tion for a few moments, Universalist, 
and see how things will work. Sup- 
pose that Paul, the great warrior, had 
found the warfare very arduous, and 
in the time of conflict had deserted 
the doctrines of the Cross and joined 
the enemies of his Saviour ; or, sup- 
pose that, knowing that the safe- 
keeping of the faith must be attended 
with great sacrifices, watchfulness, 
trials and persecutions, he had aban- 
doned his trust, or, like Judas, 
betrayed it, what effect would this 
conduct have had upon his future 
condition, if Universalism is true ? 
Would it make any difference? — 
Would there not still be in reserve 
for bim a crown of glory ? Would 
he not, as Paul the traitor, have as 
high a seat, as loud a song, and a 
diadem as bright, as he now has as 
Paul the triumphant warrior, the suc- 
cessful runner, the faithful steward, 
who resigned his life rather than yield 
up the faith ? Would not he and 
Judas sit side by side upon their 
thrones of glory and light, in presence 
of that Holy Being whose body the 
one betrayed, and whose cause the 
other defended, if Universalism be 
true? 

If it is true, Paul could have known 
nothing of it; for his dying breath 
announces that he had fought a good 
fight, bad finished his course, and bad 
kept the faith ; henceforth there was 
laid up for him a crown of righteous- 
ness. 

If TJniversalism be true, then was 
Paul a deceiver, with all the apostles 
and prophets ; and the Saviour of the 
wwlB, thfc Bon of Gbtt, wfefe mtetbkfeto 



in delivering the great plan ; of salva- I 
tion to the children of men ; yea, he 
was mistaken then when he fore- 
warns all, that there will be but few 
who shall accept and receive the faith 
which he came to deliver, in compar- 
ison to the many that should inhabit 
this mundane system, when he says, 
"31any are called, but few are chos- 
en." Hark, dear friends, the Saviour 
is true; bis words are true, and faith- 
ful ; and the end of the race will fully 
develop who are his. 

I am unacquainted with a promise 
in the whole Scriptures that has not 
annexed to it a condition, expressed 
or evidently implied. 

Universalism tells to its deluded 
votaries, that if they do not enter in 
at the strait gate, if they do not lay 
up treasures in heaven, it they do not 
in this world repent and believe the 
Gospel, it will be as well with them 
beyond the grave ; though they die 
murderers, fornicators, drunkards, 
liars or thieves, they shall at last be 
saved beyond the grave. It tells 
them that all the punishment inflicted 
for sin, is while the transgressor lives 
in this world. It tells to them that 
there is no unquenchable fire, no 
prison for the wicked, no hell for the 
ungodly. Altemont listened to its 
Siren Song for many years ; but in 
his dying breath says hell itself would 
be a refuge, if it could but hide him 
from the face and frowns of an angry 
God. O, Universalist ! abandon your 
views ; repent, and flee from the 
wrath of a sin-avenging God. Lay 
hold upon the words of eternal life 
in your probationary stay upon earth. 
Obey, while here, the Gospel of God. 
Eternal life is then your rich reward. 

The Saviour says, "Come ;" Chris- 
tians say, "Come ;" "The Spirit and 
the bride say, Come and take of the 
waters of life freely." 

Lamentable, indeed, to think that 
the blood of souls must rest upon 
the ministers of Universalism ; their 
hands, we think, are stained with the 
crimson flood. Upon them the deep 
condemnation must fall of handling 
the word of God deceitfully, of wrest- 
ing the Scriptures unto their own 
destruction. May they be turned 
from their ruinous course, and be 
brought to repentance by the wooings 
of the Spirit, to the acknowledging of 
the truth, that they may recover 
themselves out of the snares of the 
devil, who are taken captive by him 
at hfe will. 



"There is a fountain filled with blood, 

Drawn from Irnmanuel's veins; 
And sinners plunged beneath that flood, 
. Lose all their guilty stains." 

All candid minds must acknowl- 
edge, after reading the Scriptures 
with an unbiased mind, that Univer- 
salism is not of God. A part of the 
system is identified with those who 
claim to find in the Scriptures false 
readings, or translations, or who base 
their arguments upon false interpre- 
tations, the answer to whom is found 
in the defences of the inspiration and 
authenticity of the Bible, and in 
works upon biblical criticism. The 
Universalist will tell you that the 
passsages of Scripture whicb speak 
of bell fire, are only figurative lan- 
guage. 

Dear reader, if you have never 
entered into covenant relation with 
God, do It quickly ; for if the language 
is only figurative, how much more 
the reality. Ob, then, turn speedily 
to God, and live. We are impressed 
with the idea that you surely can 
discriminate between a pattern and 
the substance itself. A pattern is a 
something to represent, or show bow 
the real is to be made. We might 
illustrate it more clearly by the pho- 
tograph likeness. You are aware of 
the fact that the imitation, or likeness, 
plainly reveals the man its superior ; 
though it is nothing, yet it is an exact 
figure of the man — it tells us what he 
is. Well, then, dear friends, if the 
language is only figurative, I say 
again, turn, for how much more 
awful the punishment than the figure 
which is given to represent it. 

The doctrine of universal salvation, 
we might present under three grand 
errors : first, a revival of the old er- 
rors of Simon Magus ; secondly, the 
old exploded errors of Unitarianism, 
with all its rash assertions ; thirdly, 
a form of destructive errors that has 
sprung up by the wayside, as the 
everlasting car of eternal truth has 
hauled her banners onward from gen- 
eration to generation. 

With the principles of interpreta- 
tion, which they place upon the Scrip- 
tures, one would suppose, unless ho 
was a good Biblical scholar, that a 
thousand proof texts might easily be 
produced. The mark of its advocates 
is, so to wrest the Scriptures that they 
may seem to teacbrthe doctrine. But 
their principles and profession avail 
them but little in their work- 
Dear rentier, it Tobkn to mfe as 



. ^. 



UH1UST1AN FAMILY COMPANION 



117 



though the most illiterate student in 
the school of Christ could take the 
sword of the Spirit and knock the 
caption of their bulwark from stem to 
stern. The glaring inconsistency of 
the system, aud the recklessness of 
•the men to whom the author of the 
doctrine has committed the preaching 
of the faith, are in no way ao vividly 
displayed as in connection with the 
defence of the system. And most of 
the proofs from the Scripture, upon 
which they rest, are irrelevant, hav- 
ing nothing to lo with the subject, as 
many of them prove ; and others, so 
far from teaching that all men will be 
saved, teach ia their proper connec- 
tion, most emphatically another doc- 
trine. The author of the system, we 
think, is that old serpent, the Devil, 
and Satan, who beguiled mother Eve 
in the garden of Eden, for we see he 
went to her, with a lie in his mouth, 
and told her that they should not 
surely die ; and further states to her, 
and says, "For God doth know that 
in the day ye eat thereof, then your 
eyes shall be opened." So does he 
now come to the children of men, and 
present to them his sophisticated 
doctrine, and thereby leads many of 
them astray ; yea, he presents to the 
human family truth and error to- 
gether, as he did to mother Eve in 
the beginning. 

With all the marked absurdity in 
their attempts to prove a universal 
salvation, yet will they have the 
effrontery to call upon an intelligent 
community to receive their system as 
the one revealed in the word of God, 
when it is said in the revelation of 
God's eternal word that all men are 
bound to the iudgment, and that the 
wicked shall be cast into the burning 
lake that burneth with fire and brim- 
stone, from which the smoke of their 
torment shall ascend for ever and 
ever. 

Lord, help the Universalis to 
see his danger, that he may repent 
and believe the Gospel. 

A. Stalnakeb. 
(To be Continued.) 



We are to work and learn. Life 
a iGu'.d have its quiet pauses, in which 
to gather rest for work, but no idle 
hours. The poor are to be ministered 
unto, the wicked to be reclaimed, and 
the sorrowing to be comforted. 



Good manners are sure to 
respect 



procure 



For the Companion. 
Know Thynell. 

The workings of the human mind havo. 
from the earliest age*, been among the 
j deepest mysteries. No man eari toll, or 
i imagine, even for an instant, the thought 
! of another man. The wise and learned 
of all ages, have made the mental powers 
add capacities a subject of profound 
• study and rescareh : yet havo been baf- 
Bed) at every turn, by seme new rcvala- 
1 tion of the human intellect, >md the ec- 
centricities of human talent. Hut the 
most reliable and aeeuratc conclu.-ion to 
be reached, regarding mental powers, is 
j a rigid and | ungeut self-examination ; 
weighing our own motives for action, our 
powers of mental endurance, our control 
'. over conscience, and our capacity to 
i choose good and resist evil ; considering 
I well the inclination of our own mind, and 
I the energies and capacities of Oar intel- 
lectual powers; for, to gain a knowledge 
of the mental powers of man, it is es- 
sential to study and investigate the sane'. 
and seek to become acquainted with the 
nature and inclinations of the human 
mind. It is the saying of an ancient 
sage, that "the proper study of mankind 
is, man.'' In no way can we so justly 
and accurately judge of other men. as i n 
studying well our own hearts and minds ; 
for a knowledge of our own mental pow- 
ers and capacities will assist us in judg- 
ing correctly of the nature and disposi- 
tions of other men's minds?and in pos- 
sessing a knowledge of the human mind, 
we can gain a power that cannot be ob- 
tained by any study of written language 
— power to do good by the exercise of 
sympathy and beneficence, power tocom- 
iort by the subtile influence of gentle 
kindness, produced by trying to put our- 
selves in the position of the sutfereror 
mourner; and a power to impart cheer- 
fulness by understanding the movings of 
of the human mind. Great and good 
men, in all ages, have given much of 
their time to self-examination. And 
we have authority from the sacred oracles 
for such habits of scrutiny and self- 
examination. The Psalmist says: "I 
will commune w*ith my own heart." Be- 
sides, a habit of rigid self-examination, 
made consciously and prayfully, will 
tend to elevate the heart and mind ; it 
tends to inspire the soul with the love of 
the good and beautiful : it will create 
within us a desire of better and nobler 
things than the present world can pre- 
sent to us , it will be our desire to know 
that which is good and pure and ennob- 
ling in its nature, and to detest that 
which is hurtful, mean, and demoraliz- 
ing in its tendency. 

The habit of truly, unflinchingly exam- 
ining the heart, is not easily acquired. It 
is not easy to tike the outward act, which 
the world applauds, into the secret cham- 
bers of our own hearts, and lay bare the 
selfish or worldly motives that prompted 
it. It is not easy to tear the mantle 
fmm the life of outward morality, ajid 



probe the hidden sin which the world 

■ ts not H" who So bl in 

, true M ]f'-cx:imitiat;.ii, . wb the 

| raise of eouaaienee : who brings to bear 

I Upon ■■-. it.; lOtioo 01 hi- lit*. , the hour of 

inn, piayful tboughl proceeding il 

truly a good man. He may err in judg- 
ment , he mav make many grave errors 

in worldly wisdom , be may oarer attain 
great honor, or great power . be DMJf 
die poor, obscure, and unknown: but 
when he comes before the gnat tribunal 

that invite- OS all. where motive-,, not 
merely actions, are judged, be will meet 
his reward. It would be WeD for the 
young if they could acquire ■ constant 
habit of self-examination ; if they gav* 
one hour every morning to the task be- 
fore entering upon the daily duties of life, 
or spent one hour at night, in reviewing 
the ■Yeatfl of the day, and rigidly scann- 
ing the motives of every action, kneeling 
at the close of such scrutiny to ask jar 
don for what is wrong' help and support 
in what is rijrht. and the humility oT a 
christian life to continue in the self-ap- 
pointed task- No one can aid in the duty; 
no parent or guardian can enforce it ; to 
no second hand may a man come in the 
revalation of his own heart ; it is a chris- 
tian duty, and one of the brightest im 
portance. to make a frequent self-exam- 
ination of our own hearts, that we may 
know how to correct our many fairks and 
defects in the christian path. 

S. K. SfflELLABttOEB. 



♦♦••. 



For the Companion. 
Reply to Sister Deardorft. 

Dear Sister .- — So you want to 
know what I really do believe, sav- 
ing, "I would like to ask you some 
questions before we close our contro- 
versy, and I shall look for you to an- 
swer them ?" You further say, "I un- 
derstand you admit that the Gentile's 
time will be fulfiilled when the Lord 
shall descend from heaven with the 
voice of the arch-angel, and the dead 
in Christ shall be raised first, Ac. 
This you must admit is the first res- 
urrection." Yes, sister, in this you 
are right, I believe so Further on 
you ask, "Xow, what I want to know 
is, in what state and condition do you 
suppose the world will be during the 
thousand years, when Satan will be 
shnt up in the bottomless pit ?"' Fur- 
ther on yon ask, "In what condition 
will Jerusalem be during the thous- 
and years, and the world in general ? 
What will be going on ? Will there 
be any religion, and of what kind ? 
Will the city be inhabited ? if so, by 
whom ? or will the gentiles still con- 
tinue to tread it down, regardless of 
what the Savior has Paid ? or do you 
believe as some do, that the heavens 



11? 



GHR1STLA-N FAMILY C0MBA2U0H. 



being on fire will be dissolved, its ele- 
ments melt with ferven heat, and the 
rest of the dead be raised and brought 
to judgment, and the new heavens 
and new earth created immediately j 
after the saints have been caught 
up to mevt the "Lord in the air?" 

1 will try by the grace of God to 
answer your questions, that you may 
know what I really believe. Though 
I would rather have pondered these 
thiDgs, and reserved them in my 
mind, than give them to the public, 
because the opinions among men con- 
cerning the state of things after the 
fulness of the Gentiles shall have 
come in, are various and conflicting. 
But all opinions not according to 
scripture are only vain imaginations. 
I have no thoughts that my views 
will meet a general approval ; though 
I will try to give reasons why I be- 
lieve as I do ; though, if my reasons 
do not substantiate my views, they 
will be worth nothing. 

In the first place, I believe as I 
mentioned in my last, that all things 
which are written, concerning Jeru- 
salem and the people who inhabited 
it, have been fulfilled. The reason 
for believing so, is, beeause my 
Savior says so. Luke 21 : 22. Be- 
sides that, we know this city was 
only a type of the heavenly, and the 
imperfect thing is done away when 
that which is perfect has come. And 
so the old Jerusalem has been done 
away forever, and the land once so 
fruitful is desolate. And then your 
query, 'in what condition will Jeru- 
salem be diring the thousand years ?" 
amounts to a nonentity, because that 
which has no existence cannot be in 
any condition. 

And further, I believe when the 
fulness of the Gentiles has come in, 
we shall see the Son of Man coming 
in the clouds of heaven with power 
and great glory : with power, because 
of the multitude of angels; with glory, 
because of the hosts of shining saints, 
who have washed their robes and 
made them white in the blood of the 
Lamb, triumphantly shouting and 
singing the song of redemption. And 
I believe this retinue of saints and 
angels is that holy city, Xew Jerusa- 
lem, which cometh down from God 
out of heaven, prepared as a bride 
adorned to meet her husband. To 
this agrees what the apo6tle has writ- 
ton to the Hebrews, saying, "ye are 



not come unto the mount that might 
be touched, and that burned with fire, 
nor unto blackness and darkness, and 
tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, 
and the voice of words ; * * * but 
ye aro come unto Mount Zion, and 
unto the city of the living God, the 
heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innu- 
merable company of angels, to the 
general assembly and church of the 
first-born, which are written in heav- 
en, and to God the judge of all, and 
to the spirits ©f just men made per- 
fect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the 
new covenant." 

And "when the Lord Jesus shall 
be revealed from heaven with hia 
mighty angels, in flaming fire taking 
vengeance on them that know not 
God, and that obey not the gospel 
of our Lord Jesus Christ," I believe ! 
there will be terrible lightnings and j 
mighty thunderings, and the inhab- j 
itants of the earth will quake with 
terror, and with fear and amazement, 
and there will be terrible wailing and 
mourning over the whole earth. And 
I believe when the saints, who are 
the salt of the earth, have been caught 
up to meet the Lord in the air, the 
world will be in fit condition for des- 
olation and destruction ; that then the 
Lord in his great and sore displea- 
sure will punish the inhabitants of 
the earth for their iniquities. Bat it 
is not probable that the judgments 
will follow each other in such quick 
succession as we might imagine. — 
And I believe when the saints have 
been removed from the earth, will be 
the time when that great Babylon 
will fall. When those who have 
worshipped creeds, confessions and 
articles of faith, shall see that all their 
profession is nothing ; that now the 
saints are in glory, and they are left 
behind like foolish virgins, then will 
they call upon their preachers as the 
rocks, and their creeds and confes- 
sions as the mountains to cover them, 
and hide their nakedness, for shame 
and for fear, from the face of Him that 
sitteth on the throne, and from the 
wrath of the Lamb. 

You will soon see that I do not 
believe in a worldly or temporal 
Millennium, because I have not found 
sufficient scripture yet to sustain such 
a belief, but enough for the contrary. 
The book of Revelations is so figura- 
tive and so allegorical, that we may 
easily fail to comprehend the true 
meaning of things. And in regard to 
the Millennium so little is said, that 



we may easily overestimate our views 
of it. It is very likely that there 
will be a terrible state of things on 
the earth for some time after the 
saints have been removed from it, 
until all the wicked have been de- 
stroyed. And I believe the fires 
without, in dissolving the elements, 
will come into contact with the fires 
within, and all combustible things on 
the earth will be destroyed ; and that 
during the thousand years the earth 
will undergo a physical change. 1 
will tell you more about this after 
awhile. The reason why I believe 
that those who are not caught up to 
meet the Lord in the air will be de- 
stroyed from the face of the whole 
earth, is this : first, the saints are the 
salt of the earth, and for their sakes 
the earth is still preserved, but when 
they have been removed it will be 
preserved bat little longer ; and sec- 
ond, it was always the Lord's way to 
take away his people before he brought 
destruction on any place. He did so 
in the desolation of Jerusalem. We 
are told that the saints in that city, 
before its desolation, took heed to the 
Savior's warning, and fled to the 
mountains. He took away bis peo- 
ple before the destruction of Sodom, 
and before the drowning of the world 
by the flood. And even if the world 
is not destroyed soon after the saints 
have been caught up to meet the 
Lord in the air, there will be no reli- 
gion on the earth. This, I infer, 
first, from the fact that the Savior 
will then have laid down his media- 
torial office, and will no longer stand 
interceding and pleading for man be- 
fore the Sovereign mercy seat But 
he and his church of the first-born, 
will celebrate the marriage of the 
Lamb a thousand years. And sec- 
ond, I infer from the parable of the 
ten virgins, that those who are ready, 
having their lamps trimmed, and oil 
in their vessels, waiting and watch- 
ing for the Bridegroom, will be caught 
up to meet Him in the air, and the 
door will be closed. There will be 
no medium between God and man, 
no access to the Father's mercy seat. 
The foolish virgins may knock at the 
door, cyring, "Lord, Lord, open unto 
us," but will find no admittance. 
And third, when Noah, a preacher of 
righteousness, had invited and en- 
treated the people perhaps a hundred 
years, to be saved from the coming 
deluge, but they refused and believed 
not, on a oertaio. day he and his fam- 



..' — ^ - . 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 






ilv filtered into the ark, and the door 
wuh clo.-od, before ever the impending 
floods broke in ; ud wo have reason 
to beliovo that thousands would huve 
entered the urk afterward, und tliat 
they oallod uuto Noah, "Lord, lord, 
open unto us,'' but the door was 



orablo man than thou bo biddon of 
him, and he that bade thco and him 
couie and say to thee, give this man 
place; and thou begin with shame to 
take the lowest roc. in. Hut when 
thou art bidden, go and sit down in 
the lowest rooms; that when lie thai 



closed. So will it be at the end of bade thee eunieth, he may say unto 
the world, when the door in the ark j thee, Frieud, go up higher ; then shalt 

of the New Testament is closed ; even j thou have worship in the presem I 

scoffers would enter yet if they could. ! them that sit at meat with thee. For 
For "as it was in the days of Noah, so \ (mark it) whosoever exaltetb himself 
shall also the eoniintf'of the Son of shall be abased; and he that buni- 



hihii be. 



Jas. Y. Hki ki.kr. 
( To l>(' continued.) 



For the COMPANION. 
.Tleekuens and Humility. No. 2. 

Having, we think, very briefly 
proven that meeknees is one of the 
several Christian graces, we also 
claim humility to be another Chris- 
tian grace; so much taught in the 
New Testament by our Savior, and 
by all his disciples, that we feel to 
urge it upon all who profess to follow 
Jesus in his appointed way; for, in- 
deed, it is a lamentable fact that in 
looking around upon the Christian 
world, we see those who profess the 
nane of Jesus — see their walk, their 
appearance, their manners, their deal- 
ings with their fellow-men — and we 
tool to say with deep sorrow, that 
humility, that Christian grace, is lost 
sight of. All such we entreat to hear 
the word of the Lord ; hear, all ye 
proud, ye haughty minds, as uttered 
by God himself to the prophet, -'I 
dwell in the high and holy place, 
with him also that is of a contrite 
and bumble spirit, to revive the spirit 
of the humble, and to revive the heart 
of the contrite ones.'' Isa. 57 : 50. 
What a sublime conception is here 
presented to us of the glory of God, 
as dwelling in the high and holy 
place ; looking down upon fallen, sin- 
ful man, and so much admiring this 
Christian gace, humility, in his crea- 
tures on earth, as to condescend to 
come down from the highest heights 
of heaven, not only to visit, but to 
dwell with the man who is of an hum- 
ble and contrite spirit. 

Our Savior gives us a very beauti- 
ful illustration of humility in the par- 
able of the wedding, recorded in the 
14th chapter of Luke. When he saw 



bleth himself shall be exalted." Also 
in the pbarisee uml the publican, re- 
corded by the same apostle, how the 
publican by humbling himself was 
justified. But to pass over" all the 
earnest admonitions of Paul and 
Peter, how they taught to all the 
Church this Christian grace, humil- 
ity, we come to Jesus, who is our 
pattern and our example, whom we 
should try to follow, if we wish to be 
happy here and happy throughout 
the endless ages of eternity. And in 
going back to his birth, we behold 
with the eye of faith, a babe born in a 
manger. There did our dear Re- 
deemer lie in the city of Bethlehem, 
wrapped in swaddling clothes ; and 
from that time, till the hour in which 
"he bowed his head aud gave up the 
ghost," his circumstances were of the 
the humblest kind. Remember Lis 
words, "The foxes have holes, and 
the birds of the air have nests, but 
the Son of man hath not where to lay 
his head." He became so poor, so 
humble, that we might become rich 
in glory; and shall we, poor worms 
of the dust, be so proud, and feel our- 
selves exalted ? God forbid. 

But I do not desire now to make, 

nor is it expected by the reader that 

I should make detailed references to 

all acts of humility taught and prac- 

i ticed by our Lord and Master. I 

j only feel to mention one, whieb I 

' t think is worthy of notice, as it is 

| overlooked and set aside by nearly all 

j the Churches and the professed fol- 

! lowers of the meek and humble 

Jesus ; and that is, when he instituted 

i the ordinance of feet-washing, and 

', thus gave us an example of humility, 

, when he stooped to wash his disci- 

J pies' feet. This is of itself, I think, 

sufficient for every unbiased mind to 

i show how great was our Savior's 



how they, or at least some of them 

had chosen the chief rooms, he said i humility, and that we, as his follow 
unto them, "When thou art bidden of! ers, should not be ashamed to wash 
any man to a wedding, sit not down our brethren's feet ; fcr he says, "Ye ' 
in the highest room, lest a more hon- ' rnll me Master and Lord, and* ve sav '< 



well, for J am. [f I, then, your Lord 
snd Muster, hi feet, 

jre aleo ougbl to wash one eaotber'a 
feet; for 1 bare given vou nn example 

e should do as I have done to 
you." Tho command is as plain a- 
Words can convoy it. Why not ■ 

• ou may meet bih nppiobation ? 
"For bappy are ye If yon do them." 
my Christian friend, whoever 
you are, if this shntild meet your eye, 
believe it, there is huppiness beyond 
all measure in true and faithful fol- 
lowing our Savior in all his appointed 
ways — obeying all his commands. 
Let us, my brothers and -sisters, be 
humble follower* of Jesus, that we 
may have him for our friend through 
the Journey of this life, and in the 
hour of death, when all other friends 
must leave us, when they can do us 
no more good, we will then have u 
friend we can lean upon when -ve go 
through the dark valley and shadow 
of death, and who will present us 
spotless (being washed in his blood) 
before his Father and the holy angels. 

And now, to sum up, for I think 
I need not add another word to con- 
vince the reader that Humility is 
eminently a Christian virtue, which 
should be*seen in all our w.ilk and 
conversation. There are few sins 
which are more strongly or more 
frequently condemned ia the word of 
God than pride. K very careful and 
prayerful reader of the Bible must be 
convinced of this truth. We are 
warned against pride as again.--'. ■ 
state of mind which is dangerous to 
ourselves. It is represented as a 
state or condition of mind which Usu- 
ally goes before a fall. And no doubt 
all of us can point to a greater or less 
number of instances in which the 
words of God have been verified by 
God himself, in laying low haughty 
looks, and humbling those that have 
exalted themselves. But aside from 
this, and if we see the proud man 
prosperous, so far as relates to this 
world, he is an entire stranger to true 
happiness. It is only the man who 
is of an humble and contrite spirit, 
aud trembleth at God's M^"d, who is 
truly happy, and who is less likely to 
be assailed by temptation, trials and 
troubles of this life. We therefore 
say, as we ofcee, on the very best 
authority, that the iruly humble man 
is the happiest man both for time and 
eternity. J. GL HabLXT. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



120 



UiKlSTlAJS FAMILYCO MPANION. 



ii. 



For the Compaiuok. 
Ckrlst the Word.— (John 1 chap.) 

BT BIJ.AB THOMAS. 

la the past eternal age* 

Far beyond a finite ken, 
Long 'ere life in scripture pages 

Offered was to dyiBg men ; 
Or the great and Tast creation 

Sprang to being at a nod, 
Christ the Word decreed salvation 

In the boson was of God. 

Deity foresaw the r»in 

Satan's deed would eanse to nan, 
Love divine had all to do In 

Forming the amazing plan ; 
Which to ns brings life amending, 

A»d the devil's work to naught, 
Mercy's eeheme ! O love transcending, 

To our race with geodness fraught. 

Sacrifices and libation, 

Whleh on Jewish shrines w^re lain, 
Typed a lamb that from foundation 

Of this nether world was slain ; 
Lamb of God ! such condesension 

In His well beloved Son, 
Shows a deed past comprehension 

To the sinful and undone. 

Glory, hener, pow'r forsaking, 

He came down to dwell on earth ; 
On himself our nature taking 

Through the means of mortal birth ; 
Thus the W6<-d made flesh among ns, 

Dwelt, and taught his Father's will ; 
And obedience does become us, 

If his love our bosoms fill. 

In appearance meek and lowly, 

Christ the Lord of glory came ; 
Poor ; h» place to lay his holy 

Head had he ; yet who ean name 
Countless numbers rich in glory, 

Through his humble poverty ; 
Heav'n alone will tell the story, 

Where we face to face shall see. 

Anxious thousands thronged around him 

The "good news from him to hear, 
Humble sinners ever found him 

Ready broken hearts to cheer ; 
All the sick, and sore afilieted, 

Both in body and in mind, 
In his face see help depicted, 

Him a snre physician find. 

ret 'mid all his love and goodness, 

Foes conspired against the Loi d ; 
Treating him with scorn and rndeness. 

They refqpd to hear his word ; 
Sadder still, they crucified him, 

And, while hanging on the tree, 
Did maliciously deride him, 

Bending mockingly the knee. 

And he died in anguish groaning, 
Loudly erring, "It is done ;" 



Thus for guilty man atoning, 
He the wine-press trod alone. 

In the sepulchur they laid him, 
Rolled a stone upon the door ; 

Vainly thinking they had made him, 
Close his lips forever more. 

But he rose In pow'r and glory, 

Over foes, and death, and grave, 
And from hell, O blissful story ! 

Has unending pow'r to save ; 
Then let all his children praise him, 

For his matchless deeds of love, 
And a song of worship raise him 

In the realms of biles above- 
Jesus, Master, we would love thee, 

More and more ; forever more ; 
We would prize none else above thee, 

We would worship and adore. 
We will give one only reason 

Why our hearts should overflow, 
Thou didst love us when In treason, 

Savior, why we do not know. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 



For the Companion. 
Secret Springs ot Action. 

Being at leisure to-day, I thought of 
penning a few thoughts upon the true 
motives — the secret springs of our actions. 
To acquire a knowledge of these, may cost 
us much pains ; but without it we shall 
be in danger of passing a false judgment 
upon our actions, and of having a wrong 
opinion of several parts of our conduct. 
It is not only very possible, but very 
common, for men to be ignorant of the 
chief reasons of their conduct, and to 
imagine that they act from one motive, 
while they are in fact governed by 
another. 

If we examine our views, and look 
narrowly into our hearts, we shall find 
that they, more frequently than we are 
aware, deceive us in this respect by per- 
suading us that we are governed by much 
better motives than we are. The honor 
of God and the interest of religion may 
be the open and avowed motives, while 
worldly interests and secret vanity may 
be the hidden and true ones. While we 
think we are serving God, we may be 
sacrificing only to mammon. We may, 
like John, boast our zeal for the Lord, 
when we are only animated by the heat 
of our natural passions ; we may veil a 
censorious spirit under a cloak of piety; 
and our admonitions to others, may be 
only giving vent to our spleen. 

How many come to the place of public 
worship from custom or curiosity, who 
would be thought to come thither only 
from conscience ! And while their ex- 
ternal and professed views are to serve 
God, and to receive gopd to their souls, 
their secret and inward motive is only to 
show themselves to advantage, or to 
avoid singularity. By thus disguising 
our motives we a ay impose upon others, 
but at the same time, we impose upon 



ourselves; and whilst we are deceiving 
others, our own hearts are deceiving us ; 
and of all impostures, self-deception is 
the most dangerous, because least sus- 
pected. 

Now, unless we examine this point 
narrowly, we shall never reach the bot- 
tom of it ; and unless we discover the 
true spring and real motive of our ac- 
tions, we shall never be able to form a 
right judgment of them, and they may 
appear very different in our own eye and 
in the eye of the world, from what they 
do in the eye of God: "For the Lord 
seeth not as man seeth ; for man looketh 
on the outward appearance, but the Lord 
looketh on the heart." 1 Sam, 16: 17. 
Hence it is, that often "that which is 
highly esteemed among men, is abomina - 
tion in the sight of God." Luke 16: 15. 
"Every way of man is right in his own 
eyes; but the Lord pondereth the heart." 
Prov. 21 : 2. 

Now, readers of the Companion, in 
conclusion I will say to myself, and to all, 
whatsoever we do, let us do all to the 
glory and honor of God. 

Thos. G. Snyder. 

Dry Creek, Iowa. 



Woman's Mission. 

From study and observation it has 
become clear to me that woman's is 
a domestic mission, which is to affect 
society through the medium of family 
influence. How much in the present 
system of education is calculated 
rather to prepare females to dazzle in 
the circle of fashion and gayety, than 
to shine in the retirement of home. 
To polish the exterior by what are 
called accomplishments seems to be 
more the object than to give a solid 
substratum of piety, intelligence and 
social virtue. We want to see women 
educated, not to be a man's toy, but 
his companion. We want to see her 
invested with something higher and 
better than fashionable littleness, ele- 
gant trifles and fashionable airs. — 
Selected. 



To Stop Bleeding. 

It is said that bleeding from a 
a wound on man or beaet may be 
stopped by a mixture of wheat flour 
and common salt, in equal parts, 
bound on with a cloth. If the bleed- 
ing be profuse, use a large quantity, 
say from one to three pints. It may 
be left on for hours, or even cays if 
necessary. The person who gave us 
this receipe says : "In this manner I 
saved the life of a horse which was 
bleeding from a Wounded artery; the 
bleeding ceased in five minutes after 
the application." 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



121 



l'.ir the Companion. 

HfeekueNM And Humility. 

Meekness and humility are two of 
the christian graces which cannot be 
lost sight of by the true and faithful 
follower of our Lord and Master, 
Jesus Christ. And in calling the 
minds of my brethren and sisters, 
and tho dear reader of the Compan- 
ion to this fact, I shall refer you, 
for the best and only proof of this 
trnth, to the blessed volume, for that 
alone is our guide to that celestial 
city, the New Jerusalem, which 
John saw coming down from heaven, 
and which shall be the habitation of 
all the saints. And we ask a care- 
ful examination of every enquiring 
soul to that city, to examine well the 
record book, for that alone will tell us 
if we have a good title. For you 
will then see that among the several 
christian graces, which we are 90 
earnestly enjoined to cultivate, there 
is probably none more taught and 
practiced by our Savior, while on 
earth, than " peaceableness, and gen- 
tleness'' with humility. 

Meekness is a disposition of mind 
to which Jesus, in his sermon on the 
mount pronounced a blessing. — 
" Blessed," says he, " are the meek." 
Now the definition that Webster gives 
to meek is, " mild of temper ; not 
easily provoked, or irritated; given 
to forbearance under injuiries ; sofi, 
gentle, yielding." Now do we not 
see plainly the character of the chris- 
tian man, the one who is a true and 
faithful follower of Jesus, (and that 
should be our aim) must be a man 
who cherishes a peaceable disposition, 
and consequently, loves peace, and 
will seek to promote it in every possi- 
ble way. O that we might have 
more of the spirit of meekness, which 
would cause lasting peace in fami- 
lies, in churches, and in communities. 
How much misery is brought'upon 
the human race, through the viola- 
tion of this christian grace ! Breth- 
ren and sisters, let us try to cultivate 
more of the mind which was in Jesus. 
We shall then be more ready to bear 
with each other. (Here I would like 
to add a few words in regard to feet- 
washing, but think it best to with- 
hold my pen till after the Annual 
Meeting.) 

We will now go to the word of God. 
See Paul in his letter to the Romans, 
twelfth chapter, and 18th verse. lie 
says : " If it be possible, as much as 
lieth in you, lire peaceably with 



all men." By this wo understand 
Paul to meau that wo should cherish 
and exemplify that meekness of spirit, 
which will make us willing to yield, i 
and some times bear the cross, and by 
that means avoid all occasion which 
may lead to quarrels, or even to con- 
troversy. And in Paul's epistle to 
the Galatians he commends the^same 
christian virtue, for in the fifth chap- 
ter, I2d and 23d verses, he says, "But 
the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, 
peace, long-suffering, gentleness, good- 
ness, faith, meekness, temperance ; 
against such, there is no law." And 
in the first verse of his next chapter, 
he seems to give prominence to this 
christian grace of meekness, when he 
says, " Brethren, if a man be over- 
taken in a fault, ye which are spirit 
ual restore such an one in the spirit 
of meekness; considering thyself, 
lest thou also be tempted So too, does 
Paul commend his brethren to incul- 
cate this grace of meekness in his 
third chapter of his epistle to the 
Colossans. In 4bat chapter, he says: 
" Put on therefore, as the elect of 
God, holy and beloved, bowels of mer- 
cies, kindness, humbleness of mind, 
meekness, long-suffering; forbearing 
one another, and forgiving one an- 
other, ^if any* man have a quarrel 
against any ; even as Christ forgave 
you so also do ye." But not to weary 
the reader by quoting passages of 
scripture, which we might do, and fill 
several page^ to sustain the ground 
of the christian grace meekness, hav- 
ing quoted sufficient we think, tor 
every unbiased mind. So then for 
farther testimony, take the book, read 
for yourself, you will then see it full 
of the spirit of meekness and humili- 
ty, which was so much seen, in our 
blessed Jesus, and his disciples. 

I cannot help before I leave the 
' subject to refer the reader to Christ 
himself, who is our pattern, and who 
has given us instructions, how we 
are to talk. He having declared 
j himself our Good Shepherd and bid 
09 as sheep to follow. " Learn of 
I me," he says, " for I am meet and 
lowly in heart," and not a single in- 
cident ever occurred in«the whole bie- 
• t.ory of his life, which was in the 
i slightest degree at variance with the 
I character for meekness and humility 
I which he thus gives himself. And 
the Apostle Peter very briefly sums 
up the character of Jesus, as the 
I meekest man that ever trod this sin- 
ful earth on which we dwell, when 



he says in the 2nd chapter of his Brit 
epistle 2'1 : verso: "Who when, he 
was reviled, reviled not again ; when 
he suffered, ho threatened uot ; bat 
committed himself to bim that j 
eth righteously." 

The mind of a meek man is a 
stranger to those storms and tempests, 
which rage in the heart of so many of 
our fellow men. He may have, and 
indeed the true christian has bis trials, 
his troubles, bis disappointments in 
this life, but he remembers the words 
of the meek and humble Jesus, "come 
unto me and I will give you rest :" 
"JLearn of me, for I am meek and 
lowly in heart." And again, "In the 
world ye shall have tribulations, but 
in me ye shall have peace." He there- 
fore goesto Jesus, and he realizes in 
his daily experience, how true his 
words are when he says: Messed 
are (he meek. A spirit of meekness, 
if we possess it, leads us to look upon 
all the vicissitudes of life in a very 
favorable light. We see good, and 
extract good from all the dispensa- 
tions of providence which would 
weigh down and almost crush those 
who are strangers to that spirit — 
What peace, what harmony, what 
happiness would prevail in the hu- 
man family if all were possessors of 
this lovely disposition. We would 
then be indeed like Jesus, nud would 
inhabit, or dwell with bim on the 
earth, when he shall come with the 
holy angels, and with all the saints, • 
in that beautiful city, the new Jeru- 
salem, "who's builder and maker 
is God." I. G. Harlky. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

( To be Continued.) 



The Fashion*. 

"Fashionable" dress and equipage 
are the uniform of the army of "god 
of this world," and "fashionable cos- 
tumes" are his tactics. Why should 
Christians adopt them ? See Rom. 7 : 
1, 2, and 1 John 2 : 15, 16. Many a 
soldier of Christ has been infected 
with the clothing, or taken prisoner 
by the tactics, aDd millions of the 
Lord's money have been taken from 
his work by the devices of the enemy. 
How long shall this course continue ? 
Shall Christains still ask of Paris, or 
any other worldly fashionable centre, 
instructions bow long to live ''. — .1- 
rherican Messenger. 



TnE power of God, 
devil, is to be feared. 



and not the 



1 )-> 

X — — 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY C'.'MPAHION. 



For the Companion. 
Design ol Christ's Oeatli. 

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in 
the wilderness, even so shall the Son of man 
bo lifted up." John 3:14. 

I have been hindered from going to 
meeting to-day, by the cold rain and 
sleet, and I thought it would not be out 
of place to offer a few thoughts on the 
design of the death of the blessed Savior, 
for the consideration of the readers of the 
Companion. 

I heard a minister of the gospel, not 
long ago, preach that Christ died to make 
satisfaction to Divine law and justice, 
and to appease the wrath of God. and to 
reconcile God to man. This view we 
consider to be inconsistent with the 
teachings of the gospel ; and as the gos- 
pel is the rule by which we should try 
men's opinions, we will therefore try to 
make an application of the same, and see 
whether this opinion will stand the test. 
Now, if Christ died to make satisfaction 
to law and justice, for our sins, in order 
to our justification, then it would fallow 
that all must be saved, and that Univcr- 
salism must be the true doctrine. If all 
are not saved, ,thcn Christ did not die for 
all, and Calvinistic election and reproba- 
tion must be the true doctrine. Now, 
we truly believe that the scriptures con- 
demn both of these doctrines, or systems. 
In order to decide whether the above 
system is correct, it is necessary to make 
the inquiry. What is the demand of "Di- 
vine law and justice? " We are answered 
in one voice by all — Death, temporal, 
spiritual and eternal. "In the day that 
thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely 
die.'' Now, in order to know whether 
Christ paid these debts, we will make 
the inquiry. Did Christ die a natural or 
temporal death, in our stead? If so, 
why do we all yet die? If the debt was 
paid by him for us, can it be just that we 
suffer it again ? 

We will farther inquire, did he die a 
spiritual death for us? If so. why then 
do we ail suffer this death ? All are des- 
titute of spiritual life ; all are dead in 
trespasses and sins ; have no desire for 
God. Could a holy law mako such de- 
mands ? Could the holy Jesus pay such ? 
Impossible. Well, then, did Christ suf- 
fer eternal death in our room and stead ? 
Impossible ; for he rose from the dead 
the third day, and is now living in heaven 
forever. Besides this, eternal punish- 
ment has no end, and to all eternity the 
debt could not In; paid ; therefore, until 
the debt be paid, justice cannot be satis- 
fied, and consequently there can be no 
justification forever on this plan. There- 
fore, the system that teaches that Christ 
died to pay the demands of Divine law 
and justice, is false, and falls at the 
touch of truth. 

We have tried also the assertion that 
Christ died to reconcile the Father to us. 
This we find to be an unscriptural asser- 
tion. None of the sacred writers have 
said 60. They represent God as an un- 
changing being. The death ot Jems is 



never represented as having any effect on 
God ; but the whole effect passed upon 
man, for his good. The apostle says : 
"For if, when we were enemies, we were 
reconciled to God by the death of his 
Son. much more being reconciled, we 
shall be saved by hi.- life.'' 

There is another opinion, that is be- 
come very common, that we think to be 
very unscriptural — that is. that Jesus 
died to open the door of ni"rcy to the 
world, or to make it possible for God to 
justify him that believeth in his Son. 
This door is represented to bo in the 
breast of God. Justice and truth are 
said to have closed it against the egress 
of mercy to save sinners. Therefore it 
was impossible for mercy to get out uutil 
the door was opened ; and justice opposed 
its being opened until satisfaction was 
made to its demands- These demands 
we find, too, as before stated, death, 
temporal, spiritual and eternal. We see 
that the doctrine is not true. The door 
that is closed against mercy is not in >he 
breast of God; for the greatest, gift of 
mercy, yea, all the gifts of mercy, were 
vouchsafed to us in the gift of Jesus 
Christ, the Son of God. before justice 
could be satisfied by his death: "for 
God so loved the worldfthat he gave his 
only begotten Son that whosoever be- 
lieveth in him should not perish, but 
have eternal life. " Therefore, the gift 
of Jesus was before his death : and this, 
according to the system, must be be/ore 
the satisfaction could be made. The door 
that is closed is in our hearts: but the 
Lord is represented as knocking. When 
we open, he, with his fulness, will come 
in and bless us. 

Having thus far examined the above 
systems, and finding them %dty, we will 
now try, in as few words as possible, to 
give our views in regard to the design of 
the death of Christ. In order to ascer- 
tain the design of his death, it is impor- 
tant to know what he accomplished tor 
us. The Apostle Paul in his letter 
to the Hebrews, says. "Christ being 
come a high priest of good things to 
come, by a greater and more perfect 
tabernacle, not made with hands, that is 
to say, not of this building ; neither by 
the blood of goats and calves, but by his 
own blood he entered in ouce. into the 
holy place, having obtained eternal re- 
demption .for us. " lleb. 9: 11, 12. 
Again the apostle says, "'For this cause 
lie is the mediator of the new testament,- 
that by means of death, for the redemp- 
tion of the transgressions that were uii'ler 
the first testament, they which are called 
iniijht receive the- promu-e of eternal in- 
heritance.'' 

According to the above scripture we 
perceive that the Savior by means of 
death, obtained eternal redemption for us. 
Then it follows that this was the design 
for which he died ; and those that are 
called can receive the promise of eternal 
inheritance.. Now as we could not receive 
this promise by "means of ths first testa- 



ment, it was highly important that there 
should be a new order of things brought 
about , and this new order of things is 
turmed the new testament. It was also 
important that this testament should be 
dedicated by the precious blood of Jesus 
Christ. There was no other sacrifice 
which could be offered, which would per- 
tain to the purging of the conscience or 
purifying of the soul. Now those that 
are so called, we understand to be, all 
that will complv with the conditions upon 
which this redemption is offered; be- 
cause there are conditions upon which sal- 
vation is offered, and it is by complying 
with the conditions that we come into 
contact with the blood of Christ. The 
•ipostle John says: If we walk in the 
light, as he is in the light, wc have fel- 
lowship one with the another, and th" 
blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth 
us from all sin. Now the above scripture 
teaches us that the blood of Jesus Christ 
is the precious element by which we are 
cleansed from sin, and makes walking in 
the light the condition. The apostle 
Peter explains to us what walking in the 
light is, when he says, " Seeing ye have 
purified your souls in obeying the truth 
through the spirit unto unfeigned love 
of the brethren, see that ye love one an- 
othor with a pure heart fervently." Then 
we see that walking in the light implies 
walking in obedience to the truth, and 
that it is by obeying the truth that we 
receive the atonement that Jesus made 
for the sins of the world or that our Bins 
are obliterated, and we are again at one 
with God. 

We will offer a thought or two on the 
design of lifting up the serpent in the 
wilderntss. The design of Moses lifting 
up the serpent in the wilderness was, noc 
to pay the demands of a violated justice, 
neither to appease the wrath of God, 
neither to procure the mercy ot God to 
the rebellious Israelites, but it was the 
mercy of God that caused it to be used 
that those who were bitten might be 
healed. This was offered upon condi- 
tions ; and the promise was that it should 
come!|:o pa c s that when those that were 
bitten would look upon the brazen ser- 
pent, they should be healed. Neither 
was thexure effected until the conditions 
were complied with. "And as Moses 
lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, 
even so, (that is for a similar design ) 
shall the son of man be lifted up; not to 
pay the demand*; of a violate! law and 
justice; neither to appease the wrath of 
God, neither to reconcile God to man nor 
to precure the mercy of God to man 
but it was the nierey of (jod tint cuised 
him to give his Son, that all who would 
comply with the conditions prescribed by 
him might receive the t atonement, and 
I e.otDe reconciled with God by hisdeath: 
"for God so loved the world that he 
gave his only begotten Son, that who o- 
cver believeth in him should not perish, 
but have everlasting life." 

Christian F. Showaltek. 



CHKlfciTlAA. FAMILY COMPANION 






Christian FamMy Companion. 

DALE CITY, PA., Feb. 20, 1872 

No Editor. 

During the past week we bare bad 
no editor. For eoroe time we hare 
been very much behind time, caused 
l>y a lack of mechanical aid, greatly 
to the annoyance of publisher and 
readers. Determined to endure it no 
longer, if it can be avoided by our 
effort*, the editor laid off his coat aud 
went into the printing office. And 
by our aid, and other assistance, we 
are again within a day of being up 
to time. Next week, unless some un- 
forseen hindrance occurs, we Jiope 
to catch up. 

Errors 1m Onr|Book List. 

Some of the price figures in our 
List of Books for Sale, had been dis- 
turbed, and in replacing them were set 
up so as to make the prices much too 
low. For instance we have the Ger- 
man and English Turkey Morrocco, 
quoted at $10 30 instead of $13.30 
per dozen. These errors also occur 
in the Almanac advertisements. — 
Those contemplating the purchase of 
Hymn Books will please note these 
errors. 



J. P. HOBOTNG : The book wan 
sent to Huutttville, 111. We have 
ordered the P. M. to forwurd it to 
you. If it does not reach you soon, 
write us again. 
i . - . ...II 



CORRESPONDENCE. 



Answers Te Correspondents. 

What I Know about Preaching, 
No. 4 — Perhaps yon could please 
yourself better by writing again, after 
reading last week's Companion. The 
authorship need not be denied, at r11 
events. Try again. 

D. S. McDaniel. No : We can- 
not give you the address of brother 
John Filmore. That isone minister's [ 
name that is not in Brethren's Alma- j 
nae. Would be pleased to have it, as 
well as the names aud addresses of 
all other ministers who are found not 
to be in our list. We have a copy 
conveniently arranged to enter all 
such. Who knows of any? We 
thought we had them all. 

E. Brumbaugh: It is an error. 
The English and German hymn-books 
are $12.00 per dozen, by express: 
$13.50 by mail, postpaid. 



Correspondence of church neies solicited from 
*'.\ part* of the Brotherhood. Writer'* name 
and addrett required on every communication 
as guarantee of good faith. Rejected communi- 
cation! or manuscript usrd, not returned. All 
communications for publication should be writ 
ten upon One Side of the «'c t only. 

H. R. Holsinoer, Dear Brother : 
— I am here where there are but few 
Brethren, the following questions are 
often asked of me, and answered in 
the negative: "Do the Brethren take 
in members without baptizing them t n 
Am I right? If not correct me. I 
have no church. If I had I could 
admit members without infringing on 
any law. And if the Dunkards have 
a church of their own they can do the 
same: I profess to belong to the 
church of Christ, or of God in Christ 
Jesus, as in Matt. 23 : S. Is not the 
commission ''go ye therefore teach all 
nations, baptizing them in the name 
of the Father, and of the Son and of 
the Holy Ghost." We might have 
quite a congregation here, if we 
would take members on their own 
terms. John Stouffeu. 

My dear brother in the Lord .*■*- 
My love and greetings to you and to 
the brethren and sisters in your vici- 
nity. I read an article in the Com- 
panion, written by J. A. Sell, with 
whose relatives I was well acquaint- 
ed when I was young, and now I am 
nearly eigbtby-two years old. I 
worked for old brother David Al- 
baugb, and for old brother Stephen 
Ulery, and for old brother Jacob 
Shenefelt, in Morrisons Cove. I was 
well acquainted with all the old breth- 
ren and sisters in that country. It 
made my heart rejoice to hear their 
names mentioned by brother Sell. 
And now, brother I will give you a 
short sketch of my history. 

My parents belonged to the Pres- 
byterians. By being so long among 
the Brethren, I got an inward love for 
the church of Christ, but my parents 
made me come to their church. The 
preacher's name was John H. He 
came to my bouse one Satuarday 
evening, to lodge with us and visit 
bis children. I had but a limited edu- 
cation, la the morning, while my 



wife was preparing breakfast, I bap 
pened on the 13th chapter of John 
and I pat the question to the old 
preacher in our church (as I then 
culled it), "Why do we not attend to 
that ordinance t n He dropped hi* 
bead for a while ; then he looked up 
again, and, with a great sigh, said, 
"My beloved child, that belongs to 
the Dunkards." Well, we afterward 
moved to Ohio, and father, mother all 
came to the Brethren. How often 
have I thought of the deception prac- 
ticed by many who profess spiritual 
leaders. ADAM Wimf.r. 



Brother Holsinger : — I noticed a 
query by Noah Longeuecker, in No. 
2 page 30, " Why is John's baptism 
called the baptism of repenteuee V 1 
^would answer it by saying, that the 
gospel of Christ requires repentenre 
before baptism. 

2. " Was John's baptism the cris- 
tian baptism?" I would feay, yes, it 
was christian enough for Christ ; 
therefore it should be for us. If it 
had not been christian baptism, surely 
Christ would not have accepted it, 
and wu_\s, " Thus it becometh us to 
fullfil all righteousness." 

o. " Why were those twelve of 
Acts. 19 rebaptized ?" Because they 
were never before baptized by the 
proper authority. Take for illustra- 
tion, the following: (as there are 
many such cases.) A member leaves 
our church ; set up for themselves ; 
babtizes with our baptism ; finally the 
baptized become dissatisfied ; they 
come to us for admittance, we take 
them, or receive them as we do all 
other applicants ; we rebaptize them. 
So 1 believe that the first administra- 
tor in the above case was one who 
took John's baptism to be a good one, 
and the only one to be valid ; hence 
he baptized with or unto John's bap- 
tism. These are my views of the 
queries. If not corret, they stand 
open for correction. 

Yours in brotherly love, 

Joseph Uohper. 

Hagerstoicn, Ind. 

Dear Brother : — I want you to try 
and send us a minister te preach for 
us ; for we have a hard time of it 
here, as the Brethren (Dunkards) are 
something new. I also desire you to 
publish some good articles on baptism, 
and other ordinance 

F. H. Hoobk 

Bhir Sulphur W. Ya, 



124 



OHKISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Friend Noising*)- : — I wish to in- 
form the readers of the C. F. C.,that 
we fell to rejoice because we had our 
minds refreshed by the the true gos- 
pel, aud our hearts filled with the 
true revelation of God's word by two 
of your kind brethren, George Long 
and Josiah Winey. We feel to thank 
them for their visit aud pray the Lord 
that they may return again and cheer 
us up in this unfriendly world. Now 
there are but six of your members here, 
aud have been visited five times. In 
the first place there were only three 
members and in five visits they gained 
one-half. I think that is pretty well 
considering the opposition they have 
had. They have a bard row to hoe ; 
but they are bound to build up a 
church here, and I glory in their res- 
olutions, I shall stand by them and 
rejoice. But I want you to remem- 
ber that these brethren are poor, and 
some have large families and they 
have paid 20 dollars for traveling ex- 
penses that I know of. Now then 
these brethren should have preaching 
and use some of the treasury money, 
for they are robbing their familes. 

I think some of the Indiana Breth- 
ren should make us the next visit, for 
there is a good prospect for a church 
here. But it can't be done without 
preaching. Now if you will not go 
and preach to all nations, come out 
here to Clinton county Mich., and 
help to build up your scattered breth- 
ren, and multiply their number. — 
Don't let your money lay in your 
treasury, but put it to use. You 
must rouse up and be a doing while 
it is day, for night cometh when no 
man can work.. 

We hear of some meetings through 
theC. F.C. where there are half adozen 
preachers. When these few scattered 
members read this it makes tbem feel 
sad, and discouraged, and I don't 
blame them. Here at Green Bush, 
the brethren have no preaching. Will 
none of you pity them and come and 
preach for them, and the brethren 2 
miles sOuth of Shepard.sville. Re- 
member them, they will give you 
shelter, food, and friendship. Will 
not the Indiana brethren come and 
strengthen them with the gospel ? 
There are a good many pondering 
between two opinions and several have 
already expressed that the Duukard 
church was their church. This is 
encouraging, I think. Will you not 
come where there is so encouraging 
news ? The brethren here expect to 



be visited from Indiana before long. 
Don't put it off too long. There is a 
work to do here. H. Hunt. 

Shepardsville, Mich. 



Dear Brother Henry:— Waxing been a 
member of the Companion family from 
its birth, and having received many good 
lessons therefrom, and as you invito all 
to contribute to its columns, I have 
thought perhaps it was my time to cast 
in a note. 

How shall we make church going and 
home attractive to our children? 

This thought has been somewhat bear- 
ing upon my mind this day, and I should 
be pleased to hear some of our able 
brethren write upon the subject. Breth- 
ren and sisters, are we discharging our 
duty in this matter? Are we bringing 
them up in the nurture and admonition 
of the Lord? 0, how heart-sickening it 
is when they have been good boys and 
girls, and obeyed their parents, been as 
olive branches around our tables, when 
they grow up to years of accountability, 
and then turn to the left and take that 
broad way that leads to everlasting ruin, 
and then death overtakes them before 
they can come back ! And 0, how soon 
man must sometimes leave this world ! 
We have witnessed this of late in our 
town. One man, seeminsrly in perfect 
health, conversing with his friend, fell 
over dead, not having time to utter a 
word. O, what a warning to the sinner ! 
Another, one was working in his yard ; 
an apoplectic stroke cut him down, and 
now he is in eternity? 

Think, young man — young woman — 
before you go so far from home. My 
mother would talk to me, and weep as 
she talked. I left her, and went out of 
the house ; but wept too when I got out. 

I do believe we could make home and 
the church more attractive by letting our 
children mingle with our religious exer- 
cises in the family worship, by letting 
them read the chapter, or all sing a hymn 
together, with the spirit, and with the 
understanding also ; and at church, 
where there are no Sabbath-schools, take 
them with us, and all exercise in singing 
the short songs of Zion. 

Gracious Lord, our children see, 
By thy mercy we are free ; 
But thall these, alas ! remaiu 
Subjects of Satanic reign ? 

Israel's young ones, whan of old 
Pharaoh threatened to withhold, 
Then thy messenger said, "Xo : 
Let the children also to." 

— Cote pi r. 

(i. M. VxVVW 
Shirerhantowv, Pa. 

Brother Henry: — Will you give an ex- 
planation of the words, ••And when he 
had made a scourge of small cords, he 
drove them all out of the temple"? — 
John ii.. IV 



Brother Eolsiuger : — By the se- 
i verity and uncertainity of the weath- 
i er, and the condition of my health, 
(being much afflicted with rheuma- 
; tism,) I was kept at home from meet- 
ing to-day. I have therefore a little 
• leisure time which I will employ in 
i writing a fevv thoughts which you are 
at liberty to reject entirely. 

There are some who object to our 
church periodicals, saying there is 
too much controversy and difference 
of opinion published in them. I sup- 
pose all agree that it would be better 
if there was not so much difference of 
opinion, but the publishing of the pa- 
papers does not neccessarily make 
this difference. It is only a means 
whereby we learn of differences al- 
ready existing. It also may be a 
means whereby these differences can 
be leconciled, in a great tneasure. It 
is a means whereby we become better 
acquainted with each other. True, 
some things have been published 
which may have done more barm 
than good ; but how many of us of- 
ten say things that do more harm 
than good ? Are we willing for this 
reason to remain silent? Let us there- 
fore try to look for good rather than 
faults. We will be almost sure to 
find it. Oh ! how it makes our hearts 
rejoice to learn that there is so much 
sympathy manifest throughout the 
brotherhood. 

Beloved ! does it not make your 
hearts leap for joy, at reading such 
expressions as "I often think of the 
dear brethren and sisters in the west?" 
Yes ! when we feel lonely, discour- 
aged and entirely unable to discharge 
the responsible duties devolving upon 
us, and then to know that they, being 
perhaps much more favorably situa- 
ted thanjwe, think of us — sympathize 
with us — and what is still more ef- 
fectual pray for us — should encour- 
age us to be more zealous, and "by 
patient continuance in well-doing seek 
for glory and honor and immortality, 
and eternal life. 

J. D. Haughtelin. 

Benova, Ioica. 



To Slbter Sarah Hape. 

In No. 3 of present volume of C. 
F. C, there occurred a short, but 
touching lettle from you. It is truly 
painful to be so much isolated from 
our dear brethren and sisters, that we 
have not the privilege of enjoying 
their society. Your words, " I am 
so glad for any reading or newt of 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



the church itc," cravo our sympathy 
for you. V - > 1 1 speak of not knowing 
of any brethren being Id Georgia. 
We know of one brother, (E. ETeyaei 
of Madison, Ga.,) of whom \vi> read 
an article in the C. F. 0., a short 
time ago. We also had the pleasure 
ot hearing him preach a few years 
ogo while on a visit north. \\V 
sometimes feel dissatisfied that we 
ha»e not tho privilege of mingling 
with the sainted ones as we desire, 
but then when we reflect that there 
are numbers of our dear brethren and 
sisters who do not even enjoy the 
privileges which we do, we feel like 
taking new courage. But we all 
have one grand privilege. We can 
pray to our dear heavenly Father to 
take care of ns wherever wo may be, 
and we read in His holy word, that 
if we ask in faith, we shall receive. 
Let us then, dear sister, daily renew 
our convenant with God ; love Him 
more dearly* and obey Him more 
fully, even unto the end of time. Our 
troubles and our trials here will only 
make it richer there, when we arrive 
at home. I will send to your address 
some of our church periodicals. They 
may be of some benefit to you. Hope 
you may receive them. Also hope 
the gospel of salvation may be preach- 
ed in your distant land as well as 
elsewhere and sinners may come flock- 
ing home to Jesus. 

Your sister in Christ, 

E. R. Sifler. 
Uollidaysbura. 

Coveriug the Head. 

In vol. 8, page 38, 1 find an essay 
on the covering of the bead. I was 
much pleased to see that sister take 
oathe pen and so ably defend their 
privileges and duties. For evidently 
there is a great difference of opinion 
in regard to that covering, of which 
the apostle is speaking, so that some 
merely comply with it, not feeling or 
considering it a privilege, or duty, 
consequently not with much credit to 
themselves, as followers of the blessed 
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, nor in 
honor to the church as an humble, 
and separate people from the world, 
not conforming to its follies and fash- 
ions, but being transformed by the 
renewing of our minds, as the Apostle 
Paul teaches, Rom. 12: 6,2. This 
•subject is, to us, an interesting one, 
sinGe it concerns every one of us 
Paul says, in 1 Cor. 3: 10, that he 
as a wise master btrtTdtff, hate lafti the 



foundation. Let us then examine 

what be says, for it is, I'huI, writing 

in this sunn' epistle, nth chapter, 
concerning this matter, so that we 
may worship according to his divine 
will. With much interest and pleas- 
ure, we read our sister's letter and 
would like a little more explanation 
of the closing of her letter, where 
she says, to wear a covering in pub- 
lie -1'i'viiT is ii plain injunction, to 
wear it at all times is a privilege, 
accompanied with the promise of 
angelic assistance. To me it seems 
that we should make use of all the 
privileges within our reach, for the 
apostle intimates that the righteous 
will scarcely be saved, so it will re- 
quire all ; and tbo'Savior says, when 
we have done all, to say we are un- 
profitable servants ; we are saved by 
grace. Now if it is the sisters priv- 
ilege at all times to wear the cover- 
ing, it is her duty. Then it becomes 
our duty, as brethren, to be uncov- 
ered. To my mind, the two seem 
parallel, When the sister shall be 
covered, the brethren uncovered. It 
is as important for ns as for the 
sisters, for Paul puts the same stress 
on both. For farther information I 
write, and not for controversy, hop- 
ing thereby we may be mutually in- 
structed and edified. 

J. Conner. 
East Coventy, Pa. 



Plagiary. 

While it appears as if some of the 
brethren did not know the meaning of 
the word at the head °f this article, 1 
will in the first place acquaint them with 
the definition Webster gives it ; to wit: 
U A thief in literature; one who purloins the 
writings of another and offers them to the 
public as his own — the crime of literary 
theft," &.c. 

We would not suppose anybody know- 
ingly guilty of such meanness; and yet, I 
have frequently been grieved on account 
of it ; even by brethren whom I love. 
And quite recently again by a sketch that 
brother Moses .Miller gave *<!' hiv ancess- 
tors. and still more recently by an article 
in the Brethren's Almanac, under the 
heading. Eld. George Kline. 

The maternal part of the first, and 
nearly the whole of the second is bur 
a verbatim transcript of my* own inde- 
fatigable researches — published under 
their own name without my knowledge 
and without the least credit to the origi- 
nal. I regret it because jit is somewhat 
incorrect and verv incomplete, and crip- 
ples an intended article for a future 
number of the Almanac 

Whila I spent my Ufa, and mv eye- 
ritetftnt&ry, beWea thb-asartfc Hf h*ra 



116 

earned 

du.-ing ui li material)! of the past, thai 
were long linoe buried in tfa 
oblivion. I u it hon- 

orable lor others now to publish the 

searches la- if they \vep- an' ipiarian-. 

them elves) without ever mentioning the 
source from which raob information is 
obtained To Bay the Deal - it i>- ■ fraud 

i i one who has any regard for his 

honor would" kuowiii'.'ly be guilty of. 

A.BRAM II. UAS8XL. 

HarteyeviUe, Pa. 

Brother Henry:— I was traveling some 
this winter in Nebraska. We baa some 
tod meetings in Washington coun- 
ts ; thence west to 8cward county, and 
intended to have several meetings there. 
but the weather being very unfavorable 
we h el only one. There are some bretb 
ren living there thai do do! have the 
privilege of meeting, who wish the breth- 
ren to visit them and preach for them. 
Some of the Falls City brethren, perhnps, 
would go. as they are the nearest. \ Oil 
need not fear but you will have work and 
a good turn out. If any wish to go. you 
can address George Oaks. Seward, Sew 
aid county. Neb.; David Kelley. 
mont, Fillmore countv. Neb. 

P. K. Oaks. 



Brother Henry: — Brother Wm. 
Schrock wishes you, or some other 
brother or sister, to say who those 
two witnesses are that we read of in 
Revelations, 11: 3, etc: "And I will 
give power unto my two witnesses, 
aud they shall prophesy a thousand 
two hundred and threescore days, 
clothed in sackcloth.'' 

My old Bible (age not known) has 
an explanation on the third verse of 
the eleventh chapter of the Revela- 
tions, which, reads as follows, in 
German : 

"Surd) bit jmeen 3eugen, tie ba meif 
fogen, metben treue vducr, 3>rebiget unt 
Setenner oerftanben, toeldje fid) jur ,-{eit 
bed Wntfdjrijw Lbutwiebetfet^Mt, unbfeinc 
falfdbe Vclu-c unb loronneij ftrafcniviir- 
ecu: Xcrcr »frb nur jivcrit gebad)t, tic 
toeil ibrcr taenia, gewefen, gegen cent grof" 
Kit itiitidmftidu'ii $aufen ju rcdSnen." 
Daniel Kaqarice. 

New Enterprise, Pa. 

TRANSLATION. 

By the two witnesses, which shall 
prophesy, we understand faithful 
teachers, ministers and professors, 
who, in the day of Antichrist, shall 
withstand his false doctrine and tyr- 
anny ; who are reckoned but two 
because of their small number com- 
pared with the great multitude ad- 
hering tb Anttchrtet— EtWo'R C.F.C. 



. .« v» '"..-•- » if 



126 



CimiSTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



Brother Henry .--There was a query 
published in the C. F. C, volume \, 
No. 50, called the Moser query. — 
There have been several views of the 
brethren published in the Companion. 
The last brother directs us to Acts 2 ; 
38. I do not understand this scrip- 
ture to touch his case. I understand 
these persons to be inquiring ;vbat 
they should do. It appears they had 
never asked this question before. 
They knew nothing about baptism as 
a divine ordinance ; but this young 
man did. I understand he was about 
the age of sixteen years. These 
things were not done in secret. Now, 
dear brethren, I know the case well. 
The querist, I believe, had never con- 1 
suited the church on this subject. 
Now the query is brought into coun- 
cil, and disposed of by three of the 
ministers, as a committee, and he is 
reconciled to the church again on bis 
5rst baptism. No doubt, had there 
been no troubles in our land at that 
time with the North and South, that 
our young brother had stayed in the 
fold of the church. Nothing of this 
would have occurred. Oh, young 
brethren, when we enter the Ark of 
the Lord, (as Noah did,) shut the 
door to the world, and stay within 
the church, and you shall go in and 
out anrl find pasture. But when we 
run fer tenptation, then v© 
must do as Peter did, when he denied 
his Lord and Master — go out and 
weep bitterly, or otherwise go into 
our closets and open our hearts freely 
to Jesus, and perhaps he will intercede 
with the Father. 

Now, dear brethren, I will try to 
give my opinion on rebaptism. When 
an official minister performs the act 
of baptism according to the scripture, 
there remains no more sacrifice for 
.sin, by the burial of baptism by water. 
I understand in this case that water 
is water, and spirit is spirit. 1 Peter 
5: 21, reads as follows : " The like 
figure whereunto ever baptism doth 
also now save us ; not the putting 
away of the filth of the flesh, but the 
answer of a good conscience toward 
God." Now, dear readers, the work 
commences. Next, 2 Peter I and 5 ; 
8, " Beside this, giviugall dilligeuce, 
add to your faith virtue ; and to vir- 
tue, knowledge : and to knowledge, 
temperance ; and to temperance, pa- 
tience ; and to patience, godliness ; 
and to godliness, brotherly-kindness j 
aud to brotbetfy'-klndneB's, charity*." 



I understand from the reading of this 
scripture that repentance is a pro- 
gressive work in a christian life. And 
now brethren, 1 have written this in 
love to all ; and knowing that the 
many readers of the Companion 
would like to hear something of the 
young brother, my prayer is that the 
good Lord may pardon him of his 
trespass in his young life. 

J. J. Cover 



Dear Brother : — The Companion 
is truly a welcome visitor in our fam- 
ily, as we are only having preaching 
about twice a year. There are thir- 
teen members living here, in Wilson 
county, Neb. A good minister is 
very much needed here ; and we 
would be pleased if some one would 
locate among us. Nearly all other de- 
nominations have organized churches 
here and hold meetings regularly. 

From your weak sister in Christ. 
Lucinda Hess. 

Fredonia, Kan. 



Announcements. 

district meetings. 

Southern District of Indiana, March 28th, 
North Fork, of Wild Cat. Stop at Detin and 
Buck Creek. 

Middle District of Indiana, April 12lh, 
Pipe Creek, six miles south -west of Pern. — 
Stop at Pern and Bunker Hill. ■ 

District of West Virginian, April 26th, 
Beaver Run meeting-house- Mineral county. 
Stop at New Creek station. 



DIED. 



We admit no poetry under any circumstan- 
ces in connection with Obituaiy Notices. We 
wish to use all alike, and we could not insert 
verses with all. 

In Middle Fork church, Clinton county, 
Ind., January 3rd. Our much loved sister 
in Chiist, MAGDALENE BOWER, aged 74 
years 10 months and 25 days. Disease, 
dropsy of the heart. The sufferings of our 
sister were great, at times, which she bo e 
patiently, being willing n ther to be absent 
from the body and to be prescst with the 
Lord. Funeral services by D Neher, A. 
Mohler, and others, from Tim. 4 : 7, 8. 
( Visitor please opy.) 

Also In the same place, January 4th, ult., 
sleter HANNAH METZGER, wife of Samu- 
el Metzger, aged 57 years 4 months and 
14 days. Disease, lung lever. She leaves a 
kind husband and seven children lamenting 
their loss. In her death the church has lost 
a rueniber ; the needy neighbors, a bind and 
liberal friend; the 61.1k, an often visitor and 
the family, a social and affectionate mother. 
Funeral occasion Improved by the brethren, 
from the words, " Sorrow not even as others 
which haVe no hope." 

J. D. NEHER. 

In the Jacob's Creek branch, Westmore- 
land county, fa., February 2nd, of gravel, 
brother ABRAHAM MEYRRS aired 72 years 
4 months and 1 day. Sick just 9 days. On 
the 4th his remains were given over to 
mother earth, followed by a Eorrow-strickep 
tVuiHy «nti church. Their shcph«nl & 



taken from them. Occasion improved by 
Eld. C. G. Lint, from Rev. 21 : 7. 

On January 20th, our beloved brother 
CORNELIU8 HOCHSTETLER, of Douglas 
county, 111., aged 43 years 9 months and 28 
days. Brother Hochstetler left a wife, (a 
dear sister) with nine small children to mourn 
tbe loss of a kind husband and father. He 
was liked by all who new him. Though he 
is dead, he yet speaks by the good deeds 
which he had done. Funeral serve t by tl a 
writer, Robt. Edgcomb, and Abraham Ri< h } 
Text, 1 Peter 1 : 24, 25. Martin Neher. 

( Visitor, please copy.) 
Warior's Mark, Huntingdon county, Pa., 
SUSANNA 8PI TL2R, aged 95 years, some 
months and days. She had been a faithful 
member of the church for sixty years. Fu- 
neral sermon by John Spanogle, from John 
5th chapter. 

At the same place, sister POLLY CR A.NE 
died at her eon-in-laws, Evaa N arhoof . was 
buried on Ihe 12th of January 1872. Arriv- 
ed to the age of 79 years one month and ten 
days. She also was a member of the church 
upwards of forty years, and a mother in 
Israel. She was well spoken of by all who 
knew her. 

Occasion improved byj S. Cox and the 
writer. Grabill Myers. 

In the Sandy Creek Congregation, Fayette 
county, Pa., January SOlh, ARMIN DA, 
youngest daughter of Brother J. J. and sis- 
ter Mary A. HERSHBERGER, of scarlet 
fever ; aged 6 years 2 months and 9 days. 
Funeral service by Eld. Jacob M. Thomas 
and writer, M. J. ThomaB. 

In the Lower Deer Creek Congregation, 
Carroll county Iod., October 19tn. 1871, 
brother ELIA8 CRIPE ; aged 45 years 10 
months and 26 days. 

He wis a faithful Deacon in the church; 
dearly beloved by the Brethren, and much 
respected bv friends. He leaves a large fam- 
ily and many relatives to mourn their lose. 

Funeral service by John Metzger and 
others, from Rev. 14 1 18. 

R. Yopso. 

In the Big Creek Congregation, Richland 
county, 111., sister MARGARET HAGUE: 
aged about 92 years. According to special 
request by the deceased sister, her funeral 
was attended by eldei Michael Forney, and 
others, from the words, "Blessed are the 
dead that die In the Lord," October 22nd 
1871. 

Same Congregation, January 29th ult., ^ 
sister CATHERINE GLOTHART, wife of W 
brother John Glothart ; aged 70 years, leas 
9 days. Both of the above sisters were 
humble and zealous In serving the Lord. 
Funerel text : "If a man die shall be live 
again V* Sahtjzl M. Fobwey. 

At the Blair county infirmary, Nov. 13th, 
1871, JOHN WILT, in the 31st year of his 
age. Th« subject of this notice was deprived of 
his mother when quite small, when his grand- 
mother and aunt took him as a member of 
their small family. About a year previous 
to bis death, his grandmother, sister Susan 
Wilt was called to bid this world adieu, and 
pass through the valley of the shadow of 
death. Alter this their little family circle 
was broken, and be entered into business in 
AlUXJna, Pa , where be took the Small Fox. 
He was taken to tbe Blair county infirmary, 
Nov. 2nd, and on tbe 12th, after Intense suf- 
fering, he breathed his last. Tbe day follow- 
ing at 10 A. M. his body was interred In the 
graveyard connected with the almshouse. — 
He was a promising young man, but D 'at b. 
had marked him as a victim and called him 
home. Dec. 31st, 1871, his funeral sermon 
was preached by brother James A. Sell to 

thosb who had srotnsbfal to itar the -word 



CHRISTIAN KAMiiiY COMPANION. 






preached, «'• the church at Duncansvllle. Pa. 
Be read the 14th ebaptar of Job. Text, 
Job 14 : 14, '-If a man sbill die he '•hall Uyo 
again I" 

Died, Nov. 18, 1871, oeer Mlddleberry, 
Clay county, [od„ MF.I.INDA BUBGJEB, lo- 
funt daughter o! Christian and Sarah Bargar, 
aged 3 mouths and 7 days. Funeral » 
by the writer. A. Hcnsel- 

Hie ■', In I'nion Chnrch, Marshall conntv, 
Ind., our dear old Slater MAKV WELL- 
BA r M, wife of Henry Welbanm, though She 
did not live with her husband for 37 years. 
She wan a daughter of brother John and sis- 
ter Barbara Koot. She was a good and con- 
sistent sister till her death. She died on the 
20th of Nov., 1871, aged <"> s ram, 7 months 
and IS days. Disease, long, fever. Bhebore 
hrr sickness wi h Christian fortitude Bhe 
called for the Elders and was anointed before 
she left this world. She said »h<" was trilling 
to go, but that some would soon follow after. 
She died at her son-in-law's, G F. So ell, 
leaving her children and grand-children to 
mourn her loss. Funeral services by brother 
John Hoover, Adam Appleraan and the 
writer. John Knisely. 

Fell asleep Id Jesus, in the Manor branch, 
Indiana conntv, Pa., February 5th, onr sister 
POLLY LIDY", wife of elder Samuel Lidv, 
(her maiden name was French,) aged 81 
years, 11 months, 23 days. She lived in 
wedlock with her sorrowing husband 57 years 
5 months; and was a member of the ehnrch 
more than 55 years, always consistent and 
faithful, willing to make all the sacrifices 

11 to the lot of that class of our 
whose natural ; > are called to the 

ministerial post; and r sacrifices 

and up - of uai Chinese wire not a 

few nor light. Her husba-.d was called to the 
ministry nearly a half a century ago, In the 
Cohemangh branch, where he labored a long 
time, faithfully He moved to to the present 
limits of the Manor branch about thirty 
years ago ; when his duties and difficulties 
were aug uenud, and presented themselves 
in a number of ways, not least among which 
was a limited English education, (having 
received his education principally in his 
mother tongue— G irman.) in which lan- 
guage it now becamene cceesarv for him to ex 
ercise his talents. But what was lacking in 
him, his wife, the subject of th s notice, 
supplied. Sha was of New England Extrac- 
tion. In her death elder Lidy loses a dear 
companion ; a number of children, a loviag 
mother ; and the church a faithful m»mber- 
She has gone to fill a more important station ; 
being dead, yet speakelh. Do you under- 
stand the language of those mute lips ? They 
sav. "Be faithful". 

Funeral discourse from Rev. 15: 13 20, by 
Joseph Holsopple ana Levi Fry. 

In the Panther Creek congregation, Wood- 
ford county 111., November 9th, brother 
JOHN LEEDY, aged 50 years. He was f ick 
about 4 days, and bore his sickness with 
Christian fortitude. He leaves 4 children 
and a loving wife to mourn his loss. Fuaer- 
al service from Rom. 5 : 17, 18, by James R. 
Glsh Jacob J, Kindig. 

T 1ST OF MONEYS RECEIVED for 
Li SUBSCRIPTION, BOOKS, etc. 



Pittsburg and Connollsvtllo R. R 

TIMh PAB1 I 
Commencing on uonday, < October 10th, i-;i . 
look, r m 



Ea9TWAKI>. 



Cum 
Mail 



Halt 
Exp. 



STATIONS 



| Wkstw IBD. 

Cum 

Mall 



A. Vt 


650 


10 'J I 


10 35 


1 90 


140 


157 


3 16 


400 


r. *. 






P. M. 

S (Ml 

'.i :>7 

10 10 

11 v> 
19 15 
1228 

1 98 
200 

A. M. 



PUtebnrg 

Bradford 
Connellsvillo 
Mineral Point 

Garret 
DAL K CITY 

Bridgeport 
Cumberland 



Cin. 
Exp. 



A. M 

10 15 

3 05 
BOO 
B '.J 
5 98 

526 

4 15 

s u 

M.P. 



!•. M 

6 10 
9 30 
995 

11 22 

11 02 

1015 

9 25 

8 40 

A.M 



r 



IBM FOB SAM. 



tdvertlHeineiita . 

' \ R will admit a limited number of sclec 
1 > advertisements at the following 

One insertion, 20 cents a line. 

Each subsequent insertion 15 cents a line. 

Yearly advertisements, 10 cents a line. 
No standing advertisement of more than 

20 lines will be admitted, and no cuts will be 

I'isefed fW anv eon'ti'l>""Htloufi 

Sam'l. Bor.r.K, Fhanlih Forney - , 

J'vnkstovn, Pa. Stony Creek, Pa 

OUKK <V FORNEY. 



IV 



Dealers in Agricultural Implements. Hoff- 
hien's Reaper and Mower, Horse* Rakes, 

THRESHING MACHINES 

Grain Drill?, F*ud Cutters, Corn B1 " 
Plows. &c All machines sold by us ■ 

anted- Perrons wishing to buy willcall on, 

r aedrefs as ahovaP 

-6, BOGER& FORNEY. 

flREAT EXCITEMENT! 
VJ J- N. FJCHTNBB, 

of Berlin, Pa., has caused a great excite- 
ment in the County by bringing into our 
midst the vrrv po:nlarand far-famed WBBD 
(F. F.) SEWING MACHINE. All who 
l.ave tried it give this as their decision : 
I "The Weed runs lighter, has less gearing, 
l is more easily managed, and takes less time 
, to understand it than any other machine now 
j In the county." 

Tho WEED has no cog-wheels, no spring 
! or compound levers, and is sold at prices 
ranging from 160 to $150. Each machine 
is furnished with a tucker, quitter, baster 3 
hemmcrs. feller, corder, ruffler, frlnger, 
braider, and a self-sewer, gratis. 
Satisfaction GUARANTEED. 
Call on or address, 

J. N. FICHTN ER, 
7-47-8t.s' BERLIN, PA. 

Office in Donncr'snew building. 



S B Katherman, 2 50 
Isaac Fry, 1 50 

Joseph Weaver 10 00 
Pricilla Dnnlap, 1 50 
John Brillha'-t, 1 50 
Jane R Rinehait i 69 
J R Nts«'wa'nger 1 50 



JPReplogle, 100 
Jo n A Miller 1 SO 
D W George, 1 00 
Reuben A Garberl 00 
E-'h Cichty 4 25 

P R Oak», 1 8) 



The Fiiikle iV Lyon Sewing Ma- 
chine, with Drop Feed, new Take-up, new 
Hemmer, &c, is now offered to agents on 
more liberal terms. Also, Second-hand Ma 
chines taken in exchange, or the new im 
provements applied. 

Every Machlue Is warranted First Class, 
and if the purchaser does not so regard it af- 
ter a fair trial, he can return It, and money 
refunded. 

N. B. Wanted traveling agents to visit 
each town, distributing circulars, explaining 
the improvements, etc., etc., who can make 
#200 per mouth. Addrees LYON'S MUTU 
AL 8. M. Co. 

tfrtlon aqpraVe, 83 Ea9t treti St:,, New York-. 



Three-fourth« of a mile from Rural Village, 
Armstrong Co., Pa. Can tain- al>oiit 59 

nil nnder fanes ; about 4.0 ar-ti-K eleared , 
good Log House and some other buildings ; 
mostly second bottom i two uevcr-falliiig 
springs of noft water. Would preiei 
to a brother lu the ministry. For uariicnlara 
addr. J. W. BIBB, 

8-7-tf. DM.K CITY, 8 . Pa. 

A Card. 

Drs. D. Fahrucy <t Son, L'ro«ropl«i 
iclans, continue the practice of Medicine nt 
the old stand, near Boonsboro, Md. Tbey 
treat all forms of Chronic Diseases with mar- 
ked success. Cau be addressed by letter, and 
they can send uiidiciue to any part of the 
United States, wherever there is an express 
office. Pobt office address, Boonsboro. ' 
ington Coucty, Md. 

7-10- 1 yr. pd. 

nALEM t'OLLEGK 

The Spring session of Salem College will 
open for the reception Of any number of stu- 
dents from all parts of the country, on the 
20th of March, 1873. 

Ample accommodations, and thorough In- 
structions will be given all studen - 
nect themselves with this College. Cool 
board can be obtained In the best of fa: 
at $2.50 to $3.00 per week ; or student 
board tfiemse'.vcs. sepa.ately or In clubs, 
Ji froiu 11.35 to ?1 50 per week, as large 
rs are doing wii n tho ConsenL of tho 
faculty. An extensive boarding house Is to 
be erected by a b'Other early in the sea>on, 
to accommodate all children of the brethren, 
who desire It. Parents and Guardians can 
rely ou the location of the College at Bour- 
bon, as being a pennanant aminj m »t, and 
that the health of the locality is 'o-w; 
by a ny place in the county. 

Special care will be given to students who 
are far from home, that shall, be satisfactory 
to parents. For Catalogues Scholarships, 
and full particulars, add re--. 

SALEM COLLEGE. 
S-7. BOUliBOX ,IX/>. 

1780 1870 

ARE YOU AFFLICTED OR SICK ! 
I'se Dr. Fahrney's Blood Cleans- 
er or Panacea. 

An Alterative and Catharic, or Tonic and 
Purge combined, for diseases arising from 
bad blood ; such as Costiveness, Dyspepsia 
Sick Headache, Livet Complaint* jaundice, 
Erysipelas, Worms, Chills and Fever, Scrof 
ula, Pimples, Tetter, *c. Try It. 

Established 178J in package form. Estab 
lished nearly 20 years ago in liquid form 
which was brought to its present state of 
preservation and perfection some years later, 
by Dr. P. Fahrney, Chicago, Ill's, who con 
ducts the trade west of Ohio. Great reputa- 
tion ! Mauy Testimonials! Ask for that 
prepared at Waynesboro, Pa., and Chicago, 
Ill's. Beware of imitations. Genuine re- 
tails at $1.25 per bottle. Druggists and 
Medicine dealers sell it. 

Dr. P. Fahrn-.-y's "Health Uenengrr" gives 
the history and l aes of the Blood Cle> \-ck 
testimonials, aiiu other information, 
tree of charge. Addre-s 

Dr. F. Fahrnej'a Bros. A Co. 
Watwtowtro. P». 



12? 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



CALVERT COLLEGE. 

FOB, SA LE A T TJi USTEES SA L E. 

The undersigned Trustees offer at private 
sale, Calvert College, situated in New Wind- 
sor, Carroll county, Md. 

For circulars containing full particulars, 
with photograph of buildings apply to 

W. Stotjffbr, Cashier, 1st Nat. Bank, 
New Windsor, Md. 

Charles B. Roberts, Attorney at Law. 
Westminster, Md. 

8-3-6m. 

NO MORE LAMP EXPLOSIONS. 
The Orient Safety Lamp will not break, 
leak, or explode. Use these lamps and or- 
nament your houses. 8ave your lives, save 
your homes, save your children. A class 
Lamp is a Magazine, more dangerous than 
gunpowder, and with the torch already 
lighted. For sale by 

GILLESPIE & LOCKARD, AgU. 

New Store, DALE CITY, Pa. 
Jan. 10th, 1873. 



Dr. U. M. BEACHLEY'S 
FAMILY MEDICAL DEPOT. 

OtPICE AND DRUG STORE, 
ON MAIN Street, 

Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 



Univrsal Guide for Catting Gar- 
ments. 

By which every family may cut its own 
garments for men aDd boys, of twenty six 
different sizes ; for Coats, Pants, "Vests, and 
Shirts, and Ladies' Dress Bodies. Agents 
wanted to sell State, County, and Family 
Rights. For Particulars 

address Miller <fc Quinn, 

Tyrone, Blair On., Pa. 



"HOW TO GO WEST." 

Forty years ago, Illinois was as far West 
as n o?t people wished to go, and journeys 
were made in the legendary "Prairie Schoon- 
er," but in these days of Progress and Im- 
provement, the word West has come to mean 
Iowa. Nebraska, Kansas, Colorada, Califor- 
nia, aud the Territories, and the Traveler 
reaches almost any poiut therein by a splen- 
did Line of Railroad. 

This Line of Railroad is the Burlington 
Route, which starts from Chicago over the 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., from 
Indianapolis, over the Indianapolis, Bloom- 
ington & Western 8hort Line, and from Lo- 
gansaort, over the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw 
R. R., and running through Burlington, 
reaches Omaha. Lincolen, Nebraska City, 
8t. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth and Kan- 
sas City, connecting with the Union Pacific, 
Kansas Pacific and other Railroads running 
from those cities. 

Always go "By way of Burlington" and 
you will be sure to be right. 

The Burlington Route has admirably an- 
swered the question, "How to go West?" by 
the publication of a truthful and inter sting 
document, filled with facts in regard to Time, 
Connections, Accommodations, rates of 
Fare, and otner interesting items and illus- 
trated by a large map, truthfully showing 
the whole West, which they distribute free 
of charge. Copies, and additional informa- 
tion can be obtained by addressing, General 
Passenger Agent. B. & Ji. R R., Burlington? 
IoW 




For Sa/c at this Office. 

The Emphatic »tnt>lott ; Or, The New 
Testament in Greek and Knpli?h. Containing the 
Original Greek Text of tlic New Testament, with 
Interlinear; Word-for-word English Translation. 
A work fur Students in Theology, and 8. S. 
Teachers. By Benjamin Wilson. Pries, $4. 

Hand-Hook for Home Improvement: 

comprising " How to Write," " How to Talk," 
" How to Behave." and " How to do Business." in 
one vol., $2.25. Indispensable. 
Life at Home; or the Family aud lt» 
MisatBBBs. — Including Husbands and Wives, Par- 
ents, Children. Brothers, Sisters, Employers and 
Employed. The Altar in the House, etc By 
Win. Aikman, tl.tm : 

Tin n In Genesis and in Geology ; or The 
Biblical Account of Man's Creation tested by Sci- 
entific Theories of his Origin and Antiquity. By 
J. P. Thompson. Uhncy Cloth. $1.00. 

How to Read Character. A new ninstra- 
u><] Hand-book of Phrenology and Physiognomy, 
for Students aud Examiner*, with a Chart lor re- 
cording the size* of the different Organs of the 
Braiu. in the Delineation o' Character, with np- 
wards of 170 Engravings. Muslin, jl.to. 

Wedlock ; or. the Right Relations of the Sexes. 
Disclosing the Laws of Conjugal Selection, and 
showing who may and who may *\ot marry. By S. 
H. Wklls. 01. 3li : «* 

Oratory— Sacred and Secular ; or. the Ex- 
temporaneous Sneaker. With Chairman's Guide 
for conducting Public Meetings according to the 
best Parliamentary forms. By W. Pittinger, $1.50. 

JEsop'g Fables. The People's Pictorial Edition. 
Beautifully Illustrated with noany Sixty Engrav- 
ings. Cloth, gilt, beveled boards. " Only $1. 

The Right Word In the Right Place. 

A New Pocket Dictionary and Reference Book 
Embracing Synonyms. Technical Terms. Abbrevi 
ations. Foreign Phrases. Writing for the Press 
Punctuation. Proof Reading-, and other Vain*',,. 
Information. Cloth. 75 cents. 
Any of the above sent by mail, post-paid, on re 
eipt of price. 

Nbad's Theology, Post Paid, 1.45 

" Wisdom & Power of God Post Paid 1 .40 

Tbe Phrenological Journal, an 

illustrated, First-class Family Magazine, 
devoted to the 'Science of Man" Subscrip- 
tion price, $3,00 a year. By a special ar- 
rangement we are enabled to offer the 
Phrenological Journal and Christian Fam- 
ily Companion together for $3,50 or with 
the Pious Youth for, $3,00. we commend 
the Journal to all who want a good Family 
Magazine, and who don't! 

Revised New Testament. 

OCTAVO PICA-EDITCOW. 

Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, $2.00 

Sheep Strong Binding, post paid, 2.50 

18 MO. EDITION. 

Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, $1.00 

Sheep Strang Binding, 1 .25 

32 MO., SUNDAY SCHOOL EDITION. 25 

The Song-Crowned King.— A new 

singing book set in character notes. ' 144 oc- 
tavo pages, bound in boards. New and old 
tunes. Price 60 cents. $6.00 per dozen. 
Companion Volume 8,bound post paid, $2.7 
Reserved at the office, 2.2i 

New Hymn Books. 

PLAIN SHEEP BINDING. 



PLAIN ARABESQUE BINDING. 
One copy, poet paid, 0.75 

12 copies, post paid, 8.50 

Turkey Morocco. 

One copy, post paid, 1.00 

Pc dozen, 11.25 

German and English Plain Sheep 

One copy, post pain, 1.00 

Per dozen 10.3 

Turkey Morocco, Ger. & Eng. 

One copy, post paid, 1.25 

Per dozen «« " 13 50 

PLAIN SINGLE GERMAN. 

One copy, post pain, .50 

Per do7en, ; . 5.50 

The Christian Harp, containing 128 

nages of choice hymns set to music in char- 
acter notes- Price per single copy, post paid 
85 cents. $3.00 per dozen. 

M. R. HOLSINGER, 
Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 
Brethren's Encyclopedia. $1.70 
Treatise on Trine pimertion B. F. Moo- 
maw, prepaid, .75 
Debate on Immersion, Quieter & Snyder, 
Single copy, post paid, .75 
12 copies, by Express, 7.00 
Pious Companion, 8. Kinsey, post paid, .45 
Browns Pocket Concordance, -60 
German & English Testameats, .75 

Jenkins' Vest-Pocket Lexicon 

an English Dictionary of all except familiar 
words, omitting what everybody knows, and 
containing what everybody wants to know. 
Price 75 cents, postpaid. 

Certificates dzc. 

MarriageCertiflcate, per loz., postpaid, 0.80, 

CERTIFICATES OF MEMBERSHIP. Per dOZ, 0.2U 

r { KACT8. — Religious dialogue, 12 pages 
i five cents single copy; thirty cents a doe. 
All orders should be accompanied with the 
money and the name of person, post-office, 
county and State written in unmistakable 
letters, and addressed to, 

H. R. Holsinger. 

Dale City, Pa. 



THE 



One copy, post paid, 
12 copies, poift paid, 



0.75 
8.60 



Christian Family Companion. 

Is published every Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
by Henn R. Holsinger, who is a member of 
the Church of the Brethren, sometimes known 
ty the name of "German Baptists," and 
vulgarly or maliciously called " Dunkards." 

The design of the work is to advocate truth, 
expose error, and encourage the true Christian 
on his way to Zion. 

It assumes that the New Testament is the 
Will of God, aud that no one can have the 
promise of salvation without observing all its 
requirements ; that among these are Faith, Re 
pentance, Prayer, Baptism by trine immer 
sion, Feet Washing, the Lord's Supper, the 
Ho) y Communion , Charity , Non-conformity to 
the world, and a full resignation to the whole 
will of Go»i as he has revealed it through his 
Son Jesus Christ. 

So much of the affairs of this world as may 
be though! necessary to the proper observance 
of the sign? of the times, or sucn as may tend 
to the moial, mental, or physical benefit ol 
the Christinn, w ii:be published, thu6 remov- 
ing all occasion for coming into contact with 
the so called Literary or Political journals. 

Subscriptions may begin at a ay time. 

For further particulars send for a specimei. 
number, enclosing a stamp. 

Address H. R. HOLSINGER. 

DALE CITY, BW'erstt Ctf, PA. 



(ipmstian ^mity d^oinpnuni. 



BY H. H. HOL8INQHB. 



" Whoioerer loveth ma keepetb my commandment*"- Juui. At SI. 60 Per Annuu 



Volume VIII. DALE CITY, PA., TUESDAY, FEB. 27, 1872. 



Number 9. 



'TWM All I 

What heavenly aoundu are thew I hear com*- .stealing oVr 

"the mind. 
Like drops of dew they gently fall npon tho weary tuiiul ; 
They raise the thought* from earthly things to dream* of 

blias above, 
And through celestial gardens with m sraphd fondly row. 



Without being taught the will of Christ, (his 

Gospel,) no man is able to become a Christian. 

Hence it is necessary that the nations be taught 
; aright ; that is, ac«ording to the gospel. For 
I we are told that "Faith cometh by hearing, and 
. hearing by the word of God ;" Rom. 10: 17. 

So if the word of God is not preached in its pur- 
i ity, there is danger of being ltd astray ; and oh ! 
j how many are led astray, into that way "which 
I seemetk right unto a man, but the end thereof 

Thick grove, who* tree* are laden with fruits of choicest kmd^ I " ^ Wa ? ^ d * ath ^ and * e unthinking, the 
Round which the purple grape luxuriantly entwines ; i careless-minded, enter it, and travel thereon to 



'M«ng sweet anihroerial flowers of every tint and hue. 

In cool, sequestered grottoes all glistering with dew ; 

By " waiters still" and "pastures green" we freely glide along, 

And angel harps keep toning a low melodious song. 



Pore odors, fresh and fragrant, float on the balmy air, 
And fill the soul withecsUcy — delighful, rich, and rare. 

Gay birds of brightest plumage are fluttering gently round, 
And in harmonious concert trill notes of sweetest sound ; 
Sweet rills of living water from mossy hillocks flow, 
• And fairy nymphs arc laving their tiny feet below. 

In ivy bowers, where myrtle and rose and jesamine entwine, 
Unnumber'd groups of cherubim and seraphim recline ; 
Their heavenly faces beaming with pure,.raspiendent light, 
And each holy brow encircled by a crown of glory bright. 

On His imperial throne in the hcav'n of heav'ns above, 
Jehovah sits surrounded by the angels of his love ; 
With Boft enchanting voices they chord Elysian strains, 
That echo and re-echo, u Our God eternal, reigns." 

Enraptur'd and enchanted, from, scene to scene I flew, 

My spirit drank from heav'n fresh draughts of pearly dew , 

So sweet, so pure and holy, did all around me seem , 

>'or 'till the music ended did find 'twas ail a dream. 

— • Sdact^d for ike Companion 

1 1 ^ q » ■ i ■ ■■ i m ' I » ■ t ' i • 

For the Companion. 
"The Commission. " 

"And Jesus came, and Rpake uuto them, saving, All 
power is given unto me In heaven and; in earth- Go ye 

therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in .the j a garden that is* neglected/or like a school with- 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy! -», - .. ,° i , , ir » 

Ghost ; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever l out a Master m lt to **P "J**; ^ e may be- 
I have commanded you: anl lo, I am with yon always ' long to the "true vine, and still bear no fruit, 
even unto the end of the world." Matt. 28 : £S~20. We may be baptized ; we may commune to. 

The above scripture is a "Divine injunction," gether; we may practice the "Kiss of Gharitj," 
uttered by the "Prince of peace," who hath de> and still be perfect ignoramuses in regard to the 
clared that He is "Alpha and Omega — the be- faith which we claim to be members of. If we 
ginning and the ending." * Go ye therefore and are asked by those without concerning our faith 
teach all nations," is the "very foundation" up. and practices, we rannot tell, or "give an answer 
oo wbicb «Ve*y Christian's faith is grounded: ' u?n«erp;ng the hope that is within up," and this 



perdition, even as the dumb ox to the slaughter- 
pen, not knowing what will shortly befall him. 
Therefore, how important it is, to teach the true 
and perfect will of the gospel, so that, when they 
come into the church, they may know for why 
and that they may be fit subjects to be baptized 
"in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost ;" that they may then tie 
taught to observe all things, whatsoever the 
Saviour has commanded. 

The teaching of commission is two-fold. The 
first teaching is out of the Church ; and the sec- 
ond, is in the church. When in the church 
they shall be taught to "observe all things what- 
soever I have commanded you." And here is 
where we may most easily err in the great work 
of "teaching the nations." We maybe satisfied 
when we have received people into the church, 
and may think the work is done : they are in 
the church now, and all is well ; they will learn 
of themselves Thus we may negleet an impor- 
tant part of the Savior's commis?ion. A church, 
without the proper teachings, will be much like 



130 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION 



latter, the Apostle tells us expressly, we shall be 
able to do. We should be taught in the right 
way, and also let ourselves be taught. We 
should try and make ourselves well acquainted 
with the Bible, so that we may know its requires 
merits of us — that we be not as stumbling 
blocks in the way of others. We shall let our 
light so shine before men, that they may see our 
good work, not hide it under a bushel. We 
should not, when we are among the ungodly and 
sinners, do as they do ; talk as they talk, act as 
they act, laugh when they laugh ; else we are 
just aa they are, and our light will be in daik> 
ness to all around. Knowing that man is prone 
to evil, ever forgetful of his duty, it becomes 
neccessary to have him reminded of his duty as 
a follower of Christ, that he be not found a 
curse to the church ; but a pillar whereupon the 
good work may rest as on a good foundation. 
We need not "marvel" that Paul was so deeply 
concerned in regard to what kind of a man a 
Bishop or Minister should be, and charged his 
son Timjthy to be careful that no novice might 
be set forth as teacher ; who perhaps, would de-» 
sire to be a teacher of the law or understanding 
the scriptures, or whereof he affirms. 

The minister has a great responsibility rest- 
ing upon him. He must be very careful that 
he does not preach too much as the hearers 
would have it. He must be careful that he does 
not too often say, when he preachers to a con- 
gregation before him, "I have no one of my 
hearers in view," and preach as though he was 
merely relating to his hearers what other people 
do ; saying, "there are such people in the world 
who do so." He must be very careful that he 
does not hide Christ behind his cloak and forget 
to admoish his hearers directly "You are the 
people to whom I am speaking." And if he 
must call them "Foolish Gallatians," and say 
"Who has bewitched you that ye should not 
obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has 
been evidently set forth, crucified among you." 
And if it be neocessary to say "Wo unto you, 
Scribes, and Pharisees, and hypocrites 1" let him 
not be afraid ; for Jesus also uttered the charge 
before you did. Oh, let us be careful that we 
do not become too much as the world ! For the 
nearer we axe related with the world, the farther 
vw are from h^arvori ; and as we cannot ijve tp 
oto&*vW Mk « Vaft sttrfl also WrvV 'ftrV Vtffate' 



of others at heart, we would say again, forget 
not the commission of the Saviour in its true 
sense, that we stir up the pure minds of our 
brethren and others by way of remembrance, 
in "Observing all things that are commanded 
us of the Lord ;" and if you must preach a full 
sermon on every subject ; as faith, prayer, repent- 
ance, baptism; nonconformity to the world, non- 
resistance, Lord's supper, holy-commemoration 
of the Lord's body, holy kiss, feet washing. 
Charity, covetousnes3, idolatry, &c. In con- 
clusion, I would say, I now have in the tear of 
the Lord, tried to set forth a little of what i6 
contained in the expression of the Saviour's com- 
mission. I give it over to the serious consider- 
ation of all who may think it worthy of ready- 
ing .it. Livi Andes, 
Lincoln, Pa. 

For the Companion. 
Consolatory. 

TO ISAAC PRICE. 

Beloved Brother : — Prudence forbids that 
I write at all, and debility and suffering 
utterly incapacitate me to write much, but love 
coi strains me to write a little. 

I am both sorry and glad that your bosom 
compaciQfl^igtuhftiU.te. he gathered to "the white 
robed multitude. Going down the dark valley 
in the light of Emmanuel's love, reposing on the 
Cross, she will pass away without leaving a 
ghastlyiuterrogation- point standing at the grave s 
mouth, with which t?- pain and deject her sur- 
viving friends. The believer's sepulcher is a 
hyphen of celestial light linking the Christ-hid- 
den earth-life with the blissful, deathless, ever- 
expanding life of Heaven. "The sting of death 
is sin," and the death of Christ is the utter ex- 
haustion of the venom that sting contained. 
'•The strength of sin is the law,"' and the life of 
Christ is the perfect embodiment of all that the 
law demands. ''Complete in Him "is the great cen- 
tral truth which supports the saint in every step 
of his pilgrimage. He lived for our righteous* 
ness, died for our atonement, and lives again for 
our justification. "For it, when we were ene- 
mies, we were reconciled to God by the death of 
His Son; much more,, being reconciled, we shall 
be saved by His life" Rom. 5:10. Our best 
righteousness cannot qualify us for Heaven in 
its relation to divine law. "'Die law of the LoTd is 
Vymf**? Mi ft artfcitf* w*fc mlr&!m*mtum **• 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



161 



perfect than itself. One ot the glorious titles of 
our Redeemer is, * The Lord our Righteousness." 
It is with His blood that our title-deed to the 
Heavenly Inheritance is written. It is in His 
life that we find the ground of our acceptance 



word, "All the promise* of Qod art //<" <inJ 
amen in Christ Jesus" When God speak* let 
love cast out all fear, and faith all doubt. While 
we are grateful for the grace promised, and en- 
joy the blessings promised, let us above all things 



with God. "He hath made Him to be sin for I adore, cling to, and rest in the God of the prom 

its, who knew no sin ; that ire might be made ises. Fraternally, 

the righteousness of God iv him." 2 Cor. 5 : 21. - q h n ALSBAnjH . 

"The strength of sin is the law," for its require- __^ ^ — 

but by "walking after the 



ments are inexorable ; 

Spirit, and "crucifying the flesh with the affec 
tions and lusts," "the righteousness of the laic is j 
fulfilled in us" Rom. 6 : 4. The believer in j 
Jesus reaches over his sins and demerits, and ] 
back of his own defective righteousness, and 
takes hold of the righteousness of God, 
'making his calling and election sure." 



(<o Forward 

When Moses led the children up out of Egypt 

and they were encamped by the sea beside Pi- 

hahiroth, before Baal zephon they lifted up their 

eyes and behold the whole host of Pharaoh were 

thus j in hot pursuit. What was to be done { The 

Xo I Red Sea was spread out upon one side aad a 



such "there is no condemnation." Their "life ! mighty army sweeping down upon 
is hid with Christ in God," and "whatever touch- | n g h * was ou * of the question— to run 



es them, touches the apple of his eye." Here is 
an immutable foundation for the soul to rest up- 
on in life, in death, and lorever. When the 
sting is plucked away, life's sorrows and suffer- 
ings are means of sanctification, and life's ter- 
minus is "an abundant entrance into the ever- 
lasting kingdom of the Lord and Saviour Jesus 
Christ." The saint is the protege of the Most 
High, is distinguished by the signature of the 
kingdom of Truth, carries with him wherever he 
goes the evidences of his supernal lineage, and 
passes through the closing stage of time zoned 
with "the glory that excelleth," and spends eter- 
nity in the presence and enjoyment of God, and 
in occupations befitting his high character and 
station. Just as impossible as it would have 
been tor Jehovah to "receive sinners" without 
satislaction to His dishonored law, equally im- 
possible is it for him to reject those who "commit 
the keeping of their souls to Him" in Christ 
Jesus. He "cannot deny himself" in either case. 
Certain damnation out of Christ : certain salva- 
tion in Christ. Mercy seconding justice in the 
one instance, and justice embracing mercy in the 
other. Your wife, and all the elect, have an ; 
Advocate with the Father, who knows what to 
plead, and how ; who never deserts His clients, 
and nevpr lost a suit committed to His care. 
J They shall never perish." "AU power is given 
unto me in Heaven and in earth." "Neither 
shall any man pluck them out of my hand " 



them ; to 
was im- 
possible. They were afraid and no wonder, but 
they determined not to die without letting their 
illustrious leader know what they thought of him 
as a strategist. So they said to him "Because 
there were no graves in Egypt hast thou taken 
us away to die in the wilderness V % 

"Is not this the word that we did tell thee in 
Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve 
the Egyptians, tor it will be better than that we 
should die in the wilderness '." 

And the Lord said unto Moses, "Wherefore 
criest thou unto me ? Speak unto the children 
of Israel that they go foncard." Here was an 
opportunity tor the exercise ot faith ; but as they 
obeyed and Moses stretched out his rod the sea 
opened and afforded them a means of escape. 

Whatever the difficulty, Christian, "^o for- 
ward" and the Lord of Hosts will be thy Cap- 
tain and guide thy feet as last into the ways •( 
peace. 



"Maxnkrs," says the eloquent Edmund 

Burke, "are ot more importance than laws. 

Upon them, in a great measure, the laws de- 
! pend. The law can touch us here and there, 
. now and then. Manners are what vex, or soothp. 

exalt, or debase, by a constant, steady, uniform. 
! insensible operation, like that ot the air we 

breathe in. They give their whole form and 
i color to our lives. According to their quality 

they aid morals ; they supply *hem, or they ti>- 



Ncver will He break His oath, nor falsify rJisi tally destroy them," 



132 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION 



For the Companion. 
The New Birth. 

■• Lxcept a man born of water aud of the 
Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of 
<!od. : ' John 3: 6. 

While there are so many different 
opinions as regards the new birth, I 
thought I would try to write on the 
above subject. 

We learn in the word that stands 
firmer then heaven and earth, that we 
" must be born again," By the word 
" must," we understand that we are 
bouud to be born again ; that is, if 
we expect to meet God in peace, who 
has spoken the above words through 
his Son. 

This subject is of vast importance ; 
and il' we neglect to comply with the 
duty we have no promise that we will 
ever be saved from our sins. 

The heading reads, " Born of water 
aud of the Spirit." Here we under- 
stand that the " water" is a common 
noun ; and consequently it does not 
require particular water; because the 
article " the" is not used before water. 
•So, I think, all who understand Eng- 
lish Grammar, will agree with me iu 
this point. 

But the article " the" precedes the 
word " Spirit" and consequently it 
signifies a particular spirit. If the 
word should read, V. of water and a 
Spirit," then we might think it would 
not be so particular. But that is not 
the. ense. Then we must at once ad- 
mit that it mean3 a particular Spirit. 
Well now what spirit doth it signify ? 
Why the Spirit of Christ, of course; 
for we read in God's word, " If any 
man has not the Spirit of Christ, he 
is none of his." 

But now, what does the expression, 
" Born of Water" signify ? In an- 
swer I would say, baptism. To 
prove the correctness of this asser- 
tion, get your Bible, with references, 
and see whether they do not refer to 
the passage that reads thus : " He 
that believeth and is baptized, shall 
be saved ;" and also to the day of 
pentecost, when they inquired what 
they should do, and Peter said, " Re- 
pent and be baptized, every one of 
you," &c. If we search the scriptures, 
we must acknowledge that the sen- 
tence "born of water" signifies bap- 
tism. Well, now, admitting that, we 
will now see if there is any difference 
in the natural birth. If any man can 
convince me that there is more than 
one law by which we are born the 
natural birth, then I wtll also admit 



that there is a different way to pro- 
duce the spiritual birth Bui I claim 
as there is only one way by which 
we are all conceived and born the 
natural birth, that there surely is only 
one way to be bom the spiritual birth. 

I have conversed with some of our 
christian friends about the new birth, 
who positively denied that baptism 
was connected with the spiritual birth, 
but claimed that by going through 
an exercise at the mourner's bench 
they are born again. But let us hear 
what Luther said, whom they claim 
as their founder. Well what did he 
say ? Why in his catachism, in a 
prayer he prayed on this wise, for 
some children that joined the church, 
that God Bhould keep them that 
are born again through the holy or- 
dinance of baptism. And in another 
place, speaking of baptism, he said, 
" Through baptism they are regener- 
ated by the Holy Spirit." 

I claim, according to the word of 
God, that no man has the promise of 
receiving the Holy Spirit without bap- 
tism ; that is, I claim that the bap- 
tism of water and the baptism of the 
Holy Spirit are so closely connected 
that they cannot be separated ; and 
no man can be born of the Spirit with- 
out baptism. The two births are 
bound together, and can not be sev- 
ered ; for what " God joined together, 
let not man put assunder." 

But admitting that, how is it with 
those infants that are baptized before 
they can believe, or before they have 
committed any sin? Why, it is con- 
trary to the gospel to have infants 
baptized ; and what is contrary to the 
gospel, I claim, is sin. Now let us 
reason together aud see if it is not 
very plain ; yes, as plain as we see 
the sun shine, that if a child is born 
the natural birth that he or she has 
no need to be born again before they 
commit sin, either by commission or 
omission. If this be the case, we 
must at once admit that children are 
no fit subjects for baptism ; for if bap- 
tism is connected with the new birth, 
it is plain that the subjects must be- 
lieve ; and as long as they are not 
capable of believing, they are not to 
be baptized. We learn in God's word 
that the children are' holy ; and as 
long as they are in their infancy, they 
remain holy, and need not to be born 
again to make them holy. Those 
parents that get their children bap- 
tized (as they call it") are try lag to 
separate tire wv birth, which cannot 



be lawfully done ; and I venture to 
say that parents commit a great siu 
by having their children baptized be- 
fore they can believe for themselves; 
by so doing they make the word of 
God of none effect. Christ died for 
all men, and consequently he died for 
the children ; and any man who has 
his children baptized before they com- 
mit sin, is trying to make them bet- 
ter (or worse) than Christ made them. 
I heard a minister preaching about 
the new birth, and he said, " He that 
believeth and is baptized shall be 
saved ;" but then he remarked, 
»' Though a child cannot believe, but 
the parents must believe for the chil- 
dren." Now if that is not idolatory 
I am at a loss to know what is. Just 
as well might they take the authority 
and tell at once that they can forgive 
their sins. If 1 have the power to 
believe for my children, then I could 
also believe for my brethren and sis- 
ters; and if I could believe for" an- 
other, I also tvu'd forgive sins for at. 
other. For if one is possible the 
other surely is. I said, thai I be- 
lieve it to be a sin to have child r en 
baptized. Well, one might a.-k why 
is it a siu ? Because it is not founded 
in the word of God, and if we get 
our children baptized we are adding: 
to the words. Si me wil say, (and of- 
ten do,) "If it don't do a child any 
good, it don't hurt a child." I admit 
that it does not hurt children as long 
as they are not capable of believing; 
but when they grow up and become 
capable of believing, and read the 
word where itsaitb. "He that believ- 
eth aud is baptized shall be saved ;" 
and their parents will tell them that 
they are baptized, if they believe 
their parents more than the word of 
God, and are not willing to be bap- 
tized according to the gospel, then is 
the time it will hurt them. You 
might compare iufant bapt'sm to a 
cradle; at first parents rockjthe cradle, 
but soon the child can rock himself. 
A child cannot be half born when a 
child, and afterwards the other half. 
Noaii B. Blocgh. 



The uo Pfirdou Doctrine Repu- 
diated. 

And why beholdest thou the mote that is 
In thy brother's eye, but considerest not the 
beam that is in thiue x>vm eye?'' Matt. 7: 8. 

In December number of Gut]<! 
Visito?-, page 3G2, an article appeals, 
writteu by ft brother, upon the subject 
of the unpardonable sin, tfjB<t is com- 
mitted b»?th by the unregeuwaUid p'er- 



CHUlrJTlAM JfAMlLl' OuMlWHlON. 



ia» 



sou ami the believer iu Christ, a* ho 
avows with so much positiveness. 
H« btfM his assertions on Paul's 
language, 1 Cor. 6: 18, 19, where he 
Rods a sin that tho Chnrch cannot 
forgive, nor will the Lord; for that is 
the meaning of the term by Walker 
ami Webster — "Beyond forgivness." 
l'aul says, "Flee fornication. livery 
siu that a man doeth in without the 
body ; but he that committed forni- 
cation siuneth against his own body." 
The writer sayB that is 'unpardon- 
able" — a term not found in the New- 
Testament scriptures. But the writ- 
er seems to have found it somewhere 
in bis library;. and we are charitable 
enough to allow him all the facilities 
that ho may avail himself of, to ac- 
quire his boasted knowledge and to 
make such an important discovery In 
this nineteenth century. The ancient 
brethren were never so positively 
certain, in their investigations of the 
word of God as to what is that sin 
that is unto death. Perhaps they, 
not being so much enlightened, it was 
hidden from tbem to be reserved for 
some future light to arrive and shine. 
The writer quotes Hob. 10: 26, 
•11 : "For if we sin wilfully after that 
we have received the knowledge of 
the truth, there remaineth no more 
sacrifice for sin ; but a fearful looking 
for of judgment, and fiery indignation 
which shall devour the adversaries." 
I suppose he considers it unpardon- 
able from the phrase, "Xo more sac- 
rifice for sin ;" implying there had 
been a sacrifice once offered. How 
does this prove his position, when 
the sin he considers as fatal to the 
perpetrator is not once mentioned in 
the connection? But he supposes 
the wilfulness will make it unpardon- 
able? Well, we will admit that such 
sins are high-handed crimes, that 
should sincerely be repented of with 
a godly sorrow and an amended 
life; not that Christ should be slain a 
a second time to expiate sin, — for 
that be did once die for sinners and 
took away sin without their repent- 
ance, — but now they must die unto 
sin and be made alive unto righteous- 
ness; which is true repentance and 
humble confession to God, praying 
earnestly with faith for the desired 
blessing of pardon and mercy, and 
they will obtain it ; for the Lord has 
promised it upon those conditions. 
Many sins, yea, very many, that are 
committed by the children of men. 



if that would make, them uupardun* 
alilf in this world and that which is 
to come, as avowed in the writer's 
v, would bo restricting the par* 
douing power of Christ, and tho pre- 
rogative granted by him to his 
Church, in exercising the forgiving 
power. 

Tho writor again refers to Heb. t',: 
•l-H, 'Tor it is impossible for those 
who were once enlightoned, and have 
tasted of the heavenly gift, and were 
made partakers of the lloly Ghost, 
and have tasted the good word of 
God and the powers of the world to 
come, if they Bball fall away, to renew 
them again unto repentance, seeing 
they crucify to themselves the Son of 
God afresh, and put him to an open 
shame." We may ask the writer, 
what caused the above characters to 
fall away ? lie would answer, "The 
sin of lewdness." He says he has 
lately received light on the subject, 
and that it is an unpardonable sin ; for 
it is impossible to renew them. With 
whom is it impossible? Certainly, 
with men ; but not so with God. The I 
Church may make every possible 
effort to reclaim such offenders, but 
all is unavailing ; because men's ! 
efforts won't reach his heart. But 
let God take the matter in hand to . 
work, and it is possible to renew 
those crucifiers. Let the ministers of 
vengeance visit them ; bring death, j 
mourning and sorrow to their dwell- j 
iugs ; take loved ones from their em- ; 
brace ; strew their pathway with grief, j 
pain, misery; let all manner of troubles [ 
and trials, like pointed arrows, pierce ; 
their sonls, and compel them to cry 
out, "What must we do?" A cor- 
responding answer would be such 
as Peter gave to those crucifiers of 
the Son of God, on the day of Pente- ; 
cost, "Repent, * * * every one of 
you, in the name ot Jesus Christ, for | 
the remission of sins." Would the 
writer doubt such a renewing as ' 
above stated ? We would think not, : 
for it is God's plau of pardoning aud 
saving erring souls. 

The writer says, the Jews who re- 
jected Christ as the Son of God, who 
performed signs and miracles in their 
presence by the power of the Holy 
Spirit, they ascribing them to the in- 
fluence of Satau, notwithstanding 
they had never been converted, were 
most certainly guilty of an unpardon- 
able sin. According to Christ's own 
language, those Jews betreved and 



both saint and sinner, are wilful ; and ' murdered Christ ; yet he ou the cross 



prayed to his Father to foeg 
saying, "For they know not what 
tbey do." The great prayer was 
heard and answered by the eternal 
Father, when he revealed biiii.^. If to 
those Jew.- by mighty ejgnB and 
wonders on the memorable day of the 
birth of his infant Church. When 
tho Spirit descended in lumbei:i 
flame, its effect was seen wh«u I 
preached. Those .lews, tho 1 - 
ers aud murderers of the just Que, 
were convicted of sin. Their earliest 
inquiry was, "What shall we do!'" 
Fetor proposed the terms. They ac 
cepted and did the work. The . 
er granted the blessiug prayed for bj 
his Sop. An overwhelming tide of 
penitents entered the Church, wa>ln rj, 
sanctified and justified by the i 
of God, enjoying the full pardon 
their sins. Vet the writer says it is 
plain to his mind how an unconverted 
man might commit the unpardonable 
Bin. We think he has utterly failed 
to show it so, in his arguments, as 
shown in the above treatise, 

Again he says, he that commits 
lewdness sins against his own body, 
and thus he defiles the temple of 
God; making his mortal, sinful and 
corrupt body, the temple of the living 
God, in which he is worshipped, thui? 
making the above sin an unpardon- 
able one. ' Paul was Certainly ad- 
dressing the Corinthian Church, a- 
being the temple of God, and not the 
fleshly and sinful bedy of man. But i he 
mystical and spiritual body of Chri.-t. 
the Church, of which every man and 
woman who believes, is a component 
part — the great building typified by 
the ancient temple built by Kinj,' 
Solomon, but far surpassing that an- 
cient structure in glory and grandeur, 
by being a greater production of itr 
author, Jehovah, whose presence fills 
it with glory and honor in the salva- 
tion of souls. Such a temple, the 
antitype of the original type, where 
God was worshipped in the sacrificial 
offerings of slain animals and cere- 
monial rites, is superceded by n 
greater structure, wherein God i.» 
worshipped by hie people in spirit 
and in truth, with humble and con- 
trite hearts. Such, if any man de- 
files, bim will God destrdy ; that is, 
be separated from the temple, cut off 
from the Church till he sees his con- 
dition and thoroughly repents. \Y 
tho dignity and honor of the Church 
are properly vindicated, he may re- 
turn to the Church with bumble con- 



Ifi-i 



OHRISTJAM FAMILY COMPANION. 



~5*_" 



fession, be received into her bosom 
with open arms and rejoicing hearts. 
All will and should forgive such, and 
the Lord will sanction the act as 
though nething bad occurred. 

In my humble judgment, the above 
tin is not unpardonable, as the writer 
maintains. 1 Cor. 6: 9-11, Paul 
mentions a number of gross sinners, 
and among them fornicators and 
adulterers which shall not inherit the 
kingdom of God ; then adds, "And 
»uob were some of you, but ye are 
washed, but ye are sanctified, bat ye 
are justified in the name of the Lord 
Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." 
Prepared to inherit the Kingdom. >, 
The meaning is, the Corinthian j 
Church, or temple, was made up of j 
the above rough and irregular mater- 
ials, being hewn from the quarry of 
nature, squared and polished by a ! 
Master Workman, and fitted in the 
great building; washed and made 
dean through the Word ; full pardon 
ror all their sins, as the sequel shows ; 
set apart and dedicated to the service 
of God ; justified, wholly acquitted 
from all guilt and made pure in Christ. 
Now, from the above sweeping testi- 
mony adduced, where is the founda- 
tion for the no-pardon doctrine main- 
tained by the writer. Then, if he fs 
conscientious in bis views as set forth 
in his essay, ii would be reasonable 
to require him to reconcile those 
views with his own case, if be can 
without criminating self, for there 
seems to be a beam lying in the way, 
obstructing his vision, rendering him 
inefficient to take motes out of the 
eyes of the unregenerated and the 
brethren's. David B. Klepper. 

For the Companion. 
I Believe In God, 

I belive that their is a God, who is 
ooe, true, supreme, and alone infinitely 
wise, just, good, free, eternal and 
blessed ; and in him alone a-p are to 
put onr trust. 

THE FATHER, 

I believe that he is the Father of 
our Lord Jesus Christ, and of all that 
believe in biro, when he had begotten 
by his word, and adopted to the in- 
heritance of sons ; and because he is 
our Father, he will do ub all that 
good to which we are created and de- 
signed, by grace ; and because he is 
almighty, he 16 able to perform it, and 
therefore we may safely believe in him 
and rely upon him. 

M4KEB OF HEAVEN AND EAETH. 

He made the sun, the meen and 



the stars, and all the regions of glory ; 
be made angels and men, and he made 
the air, the earth, the waters and all 
that live in them, and he only, can 
preserve them in the same being, and 
thrust them forwards to a better ; he 
that preserves them does also gov- 
ern them, and intends they should 
minister to his glory ; and therefore 
we are to worship and ebedience to 
him in all that we can and that he 
hath commanded. 

AND IN JESCB CHRIST. 

I also believe in Jesus Christ, who 
is rail as Saviour and the anointed 
with i be Holy spirit ; and with power 
to become the great prophet and de- ! 
clarer of his Father's will to all the 
world, telling us how God will be 
worshiped and served ; and is anoint- 
ed to be the mediator of the new 
covenant, and our highpriest, reconcil- 
ing us to his Father by the sacrifice 
of himself; and to be the great king 
.of all the world. And by this article 
we are christians, who serve and wor- 
ship God the Father through Jesus 
Christ, his only son, 

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, he 
alone, of him alone. For God by his 
Holy Spirit, caused him to be born of 
a virgin. By his power he raised 
bim from the dead, and gave him a 
new birth or being in the body. He 
gave him all tbe power, and all excel- 
lency ; and beyond all this, his is the 
express image of his person, the 
brightness of his Glory, equal to God, 
beloved before tbe beginning of the 
world ; of a nature perfectly divine, 
very God by essence, and very man 
by assumption ; as God all one in 
nature with the Father, and as man, 
one person in himself. 

OUR LORD. 

Jesus Christ God's only Son is the 
heir of all things and persons. In his 
I Father's house, all angels are bis ser- 
vants, and all creatures obey bim. — 
We are to believe in him, and by faith 
in him only, in his name we shall be 
saved. Tobias M. Kauffman. 

NeffsmUe, Pa. 

Papers Wanted. 

We are short of No, 48 of last year j 
(Vol. V) for our files. In endeavoring to I 
give the remaining numbers of last yeur ! 
to new sub-cribers, we run ourselves so I 
short that we are now suffering a severe 
loss. Will not now some of those who ] 
may have that No. in good order, and yet 
have not the full volume, let us have sev- 
eral copies of said number. We cannot 
have the volume bound until we secure 
thorn 



Selected by Miss 8taxsakbr 
Win! the Doer Sot Ur. 

Bhnt the door softly mother's asleep, 
Her ferer is broken ; her slumber is deep. 
Look in her pale faee, and, see, there's no 

pain! 
Darling, be thankful ; we've mother again. 

Bhnt the door softly, and come to her tide. 
What should we do if onr mother bad died I 
She has loved as oar weary lives through — 
Bhnt the door softly and do as I do. 

Shot the door softly, and kneel with me here 
To him who has spared as oar mother se dear ; 
Who has given her baek to oar arms «noe 

again- 
Born her through danger and softened her 
.pais. 

Bhnt the door softly, sad look la her face. 
And see how it gathered in health and L* 

grace. 
Is she not handsome this mother of our*,— 
Waking to life like the budding of flowers. 

Let us love all In this fast flying life- 
Sister and brother, and husband and wife ; 
Mother love only all time has defied, 
Shut the door softly, and come to her side. 

Shut the doer softly, mother's awake — 
Back from the shores of the fathomless lekei 
Weary with travail, hut laden with charms ; 
Longing to clasp us in her dear arras. 

Mother, dear mother, we loved you before ; 
New we shall love you a thousand times 

more. 
Welcome, dear heart, frame the shadowy 

land ; 
Shut the door softly, and kiss her dear hand. 



It We Knew. 

If we knew the woi and heartache 

Waiting for ns down the road, 
If onr lips could taste the wormwood, 

If onr backs could feel the load ; 
Would we waste the day iu wishing 

For a time that ne'er can be ; 
Would we wait with such impatience 

For our ships to come to sea 1 

If we knew the baby fingers, 

Pressed against the window pane, 
Would be cold and stiff to-morrow,— 

Never trouble as again : 
Wonld tbe bright eyes of our darling 

Catch the frown upon our brow 1 
Would the print of rosy fingers 

Vex us then as they do now 1 

Ah, these little lce-eold fingers ! 

How they point onr memories back 
To the hasty words and ae-ions 

Strewn along our backward traek ! 
How these little hands remind us, 

As in snowy grace thev lie, 
Not to ccatter thorns, but rosea, 

For our reaping by and by. 

Strange, we never prize the music 

Till the sweet-voiced bird has flown j 
Strange that we should slight the violets 

Till the lovely flowers are gone ; 
Strange that summer skies and sunshine 

Never seen one-half so fair 
As when winter's snowy pinions 

Shake tbtir white down in tbe air. 

Lips from, which the seal of sllenee 
>>ne but God can roll away, 



CmULBTiAK b'AMiLI OuAIl'AHlUlM. 



l . 



\f nd. rti ill'- montli lo-day ; 

• it turds Lhal in lent onr memory 
\\ ith heir bi-aulifiil i»rtiiiii.' 

io n- Ln tweeter acei 
Tfc-ntigh u.e jortui* of tht tomb. 

Let ns gather op the aunrteam*. 

Lying all aloug oar path ; 
Let ui> keep the wheal and io*«i, 

Ca§tlnj{ out the thorns and chaff; 
Lrt ua Und onr sweetest coi»f«n 

In the hlcusinu* of to-day; 
With the patient han 1 reraovlag 

All the brlais from oar way. 



For the Compam 
The Family Bible. 

In this enlightened age of the 
world, nearly every home has a Bi- 
ble. It is found in the hat as well an 



in the pallace. The Bible is adapted and 
to every family. It points out onr 
errors, reveals oar authority and gov- 
ernment, sanctions our obedience, pro- 
claims onr promise?, and points out ' 
our path to Heaven We may have ', 
large and splendid libraries ; history, 
poetry, philosophy, yea, all the works 
of classic Greece and Rome, may be 
crowded upon our shelves ; but of 
these we will soon grow wtaried, and 
the dust of neglect will gather thick 
upon their gilded leaves; but the Bi- 
ble the Christian can never become 
weary. Its sufficiency for all our pur- 
poses will throw a garland of fresh- 
ness around every page It is a book 
for the mind, the heart, the concience, 
the will and the life. It suits the 
palace and the cottage, the afflicted 
and the prosperous, the living and the 
dying It is simple, yet grand; mys- 
terious, yet plain ; and though from 
God, it is, nevertheless, within the 
comprehension of a child. Parents 
may send their children to Fchool to 



. the Bible upon their parlor tables, i.u 
how sridoni i.i the family room, tbey 
, make it a part of tiieir fashionable 1 
j furniture, to in looked a' ai a | 
, gilded thing ; and to sho-v to their 
: visiting friends that they have a Bi- 
; ble. Go to some other placw and 
there you will f=ee no Bible; while you 
: behold piles of romance and novels, 
' tboe« exponent of a vilrated ta.ste 
] and a corrupt society suited to de- 
stroy the young forever ; whose out- 
ward appearance indicates that tbey 
hare been well studied. But upon 
ihe Biole yon cannot trace the hand 
! of diligent piety f( is shoved back 
1 into some part of a r )Om as a worth- 
I less thing obsolete aDd superfuous, 



often to our sorrow we find 
among onr "brethren" those who 
neglect reading in this sacred book, 
and often times when at the bouse of 
God, "whea our ministering brethren"' 
read from it and by the grace of God 
try to explain it to us, even then I 
have seen some of the brethren sitting 
half asleep, others with their pocket- 
knife in their hand trimming and clean- 
ing their finger-nails, w.hieh is not 
even good manners much less chris- 
tian like. This at once shows to the 
world that they are not interested in 
the "word of Gk>d," as much as they 
should be. "Christian parents" when 
you thus close up the wells of "sal- 
vation'' by degenerate taste you are 
despising the testimonies of the Lord, 
and leading your children step by step 
to the verge of destruction, you may 
buy them splondid Bibles gilt and 
clasped with gold and have their 
names labeled in golden letters upon 



dead, the light and prom «• of ic- 
anfon hi i !• aveo. 

MAOaOj Waui-mhii 
North Lib rtg, In/!. 

For the Companion 
Philosophy and Preaching. 

It is clearly *et forth in the Ne* I 
i tament, that iniquity Fhull a! oui.l, and 
the lo\e of many shall wax pold when 
we once pet a-hamed of the sin plicity of 
the gospel, we are far gone in ; 
has been °a ! by a writer in lity 

. perhaps a brother, that we should be 
j quainted with Philosophy, in order ' 
preach the gospel Paul denounces the 
' idea. B> rare of it; it is the tradition 
men— the rudiments of the word, and 
not taught by Christ and eon « : tuned by 
the Apostle Paul. Thi-n Paul would !.>• 
ashamed of it. Preach the tradition of 
men or th" rudiment- of the world'.' 
Yes. 1 'iv . 'iinen to what Pan! > : ,y 

1 am BOl rishamed of the gospel of 
Christ: lor it is the power of <iod unto 
salvation, to every one that belioveth." 
t Rorrr. 1 : 16. 

I do not condemn education by any 
! mean?: it ns good if properly used. Who 
was it, however, that first applied the 
J word 'non-essential' to the holy eommand- 
; ments of Christ? It wa- undoubtedly a 
c'nsaical man. Cun that word I* found 
, within the re -ords of the Bible? I an- 
I Hwer, no. Where did it take it- origin '. 
, I answer, front the bottomle-< pit, when- 
ever it is nsea to condemn the eonunan ■!• 
mentd of Christ? Whom Lav.' we to 
contend with in defending the faith once. 
delivered to th« Saints? It is with clas- 
sical man Though wo le rude in 
speech, yet not in knowledge." say a the 
apostle. "Thank God that he has 
thcfooli-h thinp of Hie world to confound 
the wise; 1 Cor. 1: 27. And I. I 



its lid ; but if this i.s neglected, and 
you permit them to buy and read love- 



ren, when I mine to you. came n< I 
excellency i t speech or of Wisd m, de- 

study other books, from which they I B ick tales in preference to their Bible | clarin^ unto you the te-,irnony of 

. . r , . i for I determined not to k 

j and they see you do the same, you j 

i are but making a mock of God's word i 

i and must answer before Him for the j 



may be educated for this world ; but 
in this divine book they study the 
science of the eternal world. The 
Bible should therefore be the text- 
book for every family. It is the basis 
of all true teachings, because it re- 
veals "the tru'b, the way and the 
life," because it is God's testimony, 
and message, and is profitable for 
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, 
for instruction in righteousness, and 
was Written for our learning, that we 
through patience and comfort of (he 
scripture, might have hope, and be 
made "wise unto salvation." 

How often is this precious book 
abuM'd,< iu many places it it used more 
for au oruameut of fashion than for u 



neglect of its sacred pages. There- 1 
fore be admonished be faithful to that 
precious book .called tLo Holy 2?ible." I 
Read it to your children every day. 
From its «ecred pages teach them the 
way to love and die. Let it be an j 
open 6tudy, a family chert to guide 
you and them in visions of untold j 
glory too the many mansions our 
Father's offered home iu Heaven. It 
Will sootb your sorrows, calm your , 
fears, strengthen your faith, brighten I 
your hope*, and throw around the 



bow anythin 

among you. >ave •J"- , a- 1 Chri-t and hiiu 
crucified. * * And my Rpeecii and 

my preaehinp was not with enticing 
words of man's, wisdoirij but in tj 
^ration of the Spirit and power ; thai 
vour faith should not otand in trie wi j 
dom of m n. hut in the power of G 
1 Cor. 2: 1-5. Thank God. I ai 
ashamed of my brethren, noitheraahamed 
of (he simple word of thr JUord 
Cliri.-t. lest lie would be ashamed of 
before his father and the holv ni 
Murk 6: 37. 

Emancki. K. Snivri.EV. 
ion, Iml. 






lamp to guide their path. We tad grave* of the laved, and the eherisbed 



We hove still no editorial service. 
Next week \e hope to furnish our 
usual variety. 



1S<3 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For the Companion. 
Universalism not ot God. Xo. 4. 

It will be our purpose in this, to 
examine some of the most prominent 
proof texts, that our friends uae to 
vindicate their doctrine. 

The first passage that we will pre- 
sent is recorded in 1 Cor. 15 : 22. — 
"For as in Adam all die, even so in 
Christ shall all be made alive." — 
This passage reveals the certainty 
of the resurrection from the dead, a 
truth which was denied in the apos- 
tolic age. It asserts nothing of the 
salvation of all men ; but only teaches 
that all shall live again, beyond the 
urave. Fniversalists have not done 
their work, when they prove that all 
fchall live again ; that Is a truth 
which no Christian denies. We un- 
derstand that the apostle, in the chap- , 
ter from which the quotation is taken, ! 
wants to impress upon the minds of 
his Corinthian brethren, that there 
was a resurrection, for it seems from 
the reading of the chapter, that some 
of the Corinthians did not believe in a 
resurrection ; for he says in the 20th 
verse, "But now is Christ risen from 
the dead, and become the first fruits 
of them that slept." He then goes 
on with his argument, to show that 
by the resurrection of Christ all 
should be resurrected, but not all at 
once ; for he says in the 23rd verse, 
"But every man in his own order, 
Christ the first firuits; afterward they 
that are Christ's at his coming." 
And the Revelator demonstrates the 
matter more clearly, we think, in the 
20 : 5, "But the rest of of the dead 
lived not again until the thousand 
years were finished. This is the first 
resurrection." We are forced to the 
conclusion, from the arguments of the 
apostle, and from the language of the 
Revelator, that the bodies of all man- 
kind will be resurrected — brought to 
life again ; some to eternal joy' and 
happiness, and some to everlasting 
shame and contempt, from the fact, 
that the Revelator tells us in the same 
(20th) chapter 15th verse, "And who- 
soever was not found written in the 
book of life, was cast into the lake of 
fire." We think we have presented 
enough to oonvince any rational mind, 
that the apostle had reference, to the 
resurrection of our vile bodies only, 
and not to the final salvation of all ; 
for if he had reference to the salva- 
tion of all, as our Universalist friends 
argue, there seems to be quite a col- 
lision between the Revelator and 



Paul ; for the Revelator says, "And 
whosoever was not found written in 
the Book of life, was cast into the 
lakeoffire." We think this is enough 
to convince any intelligent man or 
woman, that Cniversalism is not of 
God. But let us pass on. 

Their next paesage you will find 
recorded in Gal. 3 : 13, "Christ hath 
redeemed us from the ourse of the 
law, being made a curse for us, for it 
is written, cursed is every one that 
hangeth on a tree." Here they do 
not prove their point ; for it is 
very clear, from the passage under 
consideration, that he has only re- 
deemed us from the curse of a brok- 
en law, originated by our first parents \ 
in the garden of Eden ; agreeing with 
the language of the great Harbinger, 
when he says, "Behold the Lamb of 
God, which taketh away the sin of 
the World." Yes, thanks be to God 
for ever and ever. He has made a 
way possible, by the great sacrificial 
offering upon Calvary's brow ; that 
we may have free access to a throne 
of heavenly grace ; and we are not 
indebted for4he original sin ; but on- 
ly for oor own actual transgressions. 
Yes, praise and adoration be given to 
him ; for he hath redeemed us from 
the curse of the law, so that infants 
and idiots go to heaven without re- 
pentance ; for they have nothing to 
repent of. We will let this suffice, 
and pass along. 

Another one of their strongholds, 
we find in Rom. 5 : 6, "For when we 
were yet without strength, in due 
time Christ died for the ungodly." 
Here our worthy friends seem to 
think that they have us ; for they do 
strongly maintain, from the passage 
under consideration, that, if Christ 
died for the ungodly, the ungodly will 
be saved ; for itjis impossible forCbrist 
to do anything in vaiu ; hence it is, 
all will be saved. 

My dear, fellow traveler, Christ 
died for the ungodly, we admit, but 
only upon conditions ; and the con- 
ditions are such, that if we repent and 
believe the gospel, we shall be saved 
through his death ; and here we as- 
sert that, if we believe the gospel, we 
will obey the gospel. We are taught 
that Christ came not to call the right- 
eous, but sinners to repentance. If 
! you will closely observe the chapter 
from which the passage is taken, then 
pass into the 8th chapter, and par- 
ticularly the 6th and 13th verses, 
yon will see that It i« upon conditions 



alone, that the death of Christ will 
avail anything for the ungodly : 6th 
verse, "For to be carnally minded ia 
death ; but to be spiritually minded 
is life and peace ;" 13th verse, "For if 
ye live after the flesh, ye shall die ; 
but if ye through the spirit do mor- 
tify the deed of the body, ye shall 
live." Here, dear reader, the condi- 
tions are so explicitly set forth, that 
the wayfaring man, though a fool, 
should not err therein, and it needs no 
more comment. So we pass along. 

The next stronghold for the proof 
of their system, is in God's promise to 
Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all 
nations be blessed." They claim that 
the seed is Christ, and the blessing, 
spiritual ; therefore, all nations will 
be saved. It is very true that that 
seed is Christ, and the blessing spirit 
ual ; and in the fullness of time, all 
nations will be blessed in Christ ; but 
the promise of the blessing is con- 
ditional ; and the conditions are alone 
by obedience ; forhe, (Christ,)"ra the 
author of eternal salvation unto all 
that obey him." Yes, he is that bless- 
ed seed, which the nations of the 
earth are to be blessed : no one ex- 
cluded ; for he has made no difference 
between Jews and Greeks, bond and 
free. But nations may be blessed, 
and yet individuals living in those 
nations shall perish. A nation may 
be free, and yet thousands in it may 
be bound in prison. A nation may 
be intelligent and refined, while many 
individuals in it are rnde, uncultiva- 
ted and very ignoraBt, The store- 
houses of a nation may groan with 
the burden of a buontiful supply of 
food within them, and yet many per- 
sons may gaze with a wishful eye at 
these granaries, and perish for lack 
of bread. Some out of every nation, 
kindred, tongue, and people, John saw 
upon Mount Zion, before the throne 
of God ; but all the individuals ont 
of those nations were not there. "O 
foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched 
you, that ye should not obey the 
truth?" "If ye be Christ's, thenareye 
Abraham's seed, and heirs according 
to the promise." Gal. 3 : 29. It 
seems as though our friends fail to 
examine the passages just quoted, 
when they search for their many iso- 
lated passages to sustain their incon- 
sistent doctrine. The gospel is to he 
preached in all the world as a wit- 
ness unto all nations, and yet many 
trample it under their feet, and count 
the blood of the covenant an unholy 



CHHlaTLUM FAMILY COMPANION 



thing. But when men believe and 
obey tbe gospel tbey become the Beed 
of Abraham, and are adopted into the 
family of God, with the household of 
faith, and the heirs of the promise. — 
These are tbe candidates by which 
the nations of the earth are blessed. 

The next passage that we shall 
present that tbey claim as a universal 
promise, you may find in Isaiah 25: 8, 
"He will swallow up death in victory ; 
and the Lord God will wipe away 
tears from off all faces ; for the Lord 
hath spoken it." This they claim as 
a promise of tbe universal salvation 
of all mankind, without any exception. 
It is plainly seen in the text, that the 
promise is only for his people ; and 
the rebuke of hin people shall he 
take away. God has made no Univer- 
sal promise, without annexing thereto 
a condition, a compliance with which 
is indispensable to tbe obtaining of 
the promise. God has made a teaat ; 
man must eat thereof to be blessed 
by the provision. God has thrown 
open a road to heaven, and made it 
clear and plain ; man must walk in 
it to get there. The promise in Isaiah, 
to which we have referred, while it 
proves that none are excluded from 
the offer, most evidently alludes to the 
people of God, and not to, the people 
of Satan. It assures ufe that many 
will miss the promised blessing ; by 
rejecting the invitation they at the 
last should be trodden dowlas straw 
is trodden down for the dunghill ; 
while the people of God alone were 
to have their tears wiped away, and 
their rebuke taken from off the face of 
the earth. 

The next thev find in Isaiah 45 : 
23, 24. "It is the oath of God that 
every knee should bow, and everv 
tongue should swear." All who be- 
lieve tbe scriptures, most evidently 
believe, that all things must bow and 
be subject to Christ; for he must 
reign till he hath put all enemies under 
his feet. But it does not follow that 
the subjection is a willing one, or that 
the subjected are reconciled or blessed. 
There is a subjection of conquest as 
well as of love. The bold culprit bows 
to the discipline of prison, and allows 
tbe grated door to be bolted between 
him and liberty, because he cannot 
avoid it. Devils, and fallen angele, 
are subject to Christ, yet are they not 
blessed or reconciled. They are sub- 
ject, because confined in chains and 
darkness, they await their final doom 
«t the judgment of tbe great day, 



when death aud hell shall deliver up 
their dead, and tbe nations of the 
universe shall stand before him, tbe 
great Judge of the quick and dead. — 
While it is called to-day, men are 
cammanded to repent and bow the 
knee to Jesus Christ. Now they may 
bow, as willing subjects, and take 
Christ's offered pardon ; otherwise 
they must bow at the judgmont as 
rebels ; without hope must tbey lie 
beneath the feet of earth's Almighty 
Conqueror. 

We will let this suffice, and leave 
tbe passages referred^ to, to the earnest 
consideration and better understand- 
ing of our friendly readers. 

A. Stalnakkr. 
(To be Continued.) 



For the Companion 
The I. oat Power. 

As Brother Grove has introduced 
tbe subject of working miracle*, I feel 
as if I would not be doing my duty, 
or at least would not be clearing my 
conscience, in keeping silent, when 
there is an opportunity offered to open 
my mind and bear testimony to tbe 
truth of what he has said on the sub- 
ject. Brother Grove has reached my 
feelings ; and oh, that more brethren 
and sisters would sharpen up their 
faith concerning this matter! It is 
quite refreshing to hear that there are 
some that do believe there can be 
miracles wrought through prayer. 
The Apostle Paul positively aays, 
that God has set the gift of working 
miracles in the Cburcb, and who will 
undertake to say it is not there 1 
Cor. 12:28. I have been several 
times asking brethren whether they 
thought there could be somothing 
done for me in restoring my bearing ; 
but tbey all seem like Peter, when be 
walked on the water ; and then it 
causes my faith to sink a little too, but 
not very deep; it will still rise again 
in tbe face of all they can say, and 
sometimes bo strong that 1 can 
scarcely keep silent. Indeed, I know 
of no scriptural reason why we can 
not all believe in it. If there are any 
that do know, let us have it. I, for 
my part, believe the Church has as 
much power now as ever she bad, if 
the brethren would only make use of 
that power. But there are some that 
concern themselves very little about 
it, so as tbey are themselves in a 
comfortable situation; but. I think if 
any one would just be one year in my 
situation, he would begin to believe, 



or would at least wish there could be 
something done for him. I very often 
go to meeting and home atrain and 
know very little more what was 
preached than before I went. Hut, 
thank God, I have our periodicals to 
cheer me on my way, which is almost 
the same as preaching. But who 
wonld like to go to meeting and not 
bear more than one-half what is 
preached? Perhaps some might think. 
I would stay at home and read my 
Bible. But no, that's not my dispo- 
sition. I love to be among the 
brethren, whether I can hour what 
they say or not ; but then it would be 
more pleasant and satisfactory if I 
could bear what tbe brethren had to 
say. I ean take time to read my 
Bible without staying at home on 
meeting days. But I have one com 
fort, there are a great many brethren 
and sisters who visit me, as I live 
-near the meeting-house, which is a 
great pleasure to me, especially in 
waiting on them ; and oh, that God 
would spare me long, that I may be 
of some benefit to the brotherhood in 
this way, if in nothing else. 

Brethren and sisters, let us pray 
for each other; tbe prayer of tbe 
righteous availeth much. Brother 
Balsbaugh reached my soul to tbe 
very core when he asked, "Do the 
saints remember me ? do they bear 
my name on the incense of prayer to 
him who sitteth between the cheru- 
bims above the mercy -seat?" Yes, 
brother, there is one (I hope a jjood 
many) that does not wilfully forget 
those who are in affliction ; and we 
ask Brother Grove, and all those who 
believe in the efficacy of prayer, to 
send forth their united petitions to 
him who sitteth over the mercy-seat, 
in our behalf. Written in love aud 
in earnest. 

Margaret Dbakdobff. 

— — ^^-^ -+-<^^~— 

Sneerers. — The most insignificant 
people are the most apt to sneer at 
other&. Tbey are safe from reprisals, 
and have no hope of rising in their 
esteem but by lowering their neigh- 
bors. The severest critics are always 
those who have either never attempt- 
ed or wbo have failed in original 
composition. 

-•-•- 

The torn of money i<s the root cf all evil. 
The love of monry \t> the root of all evil 
The love of money is the root of all evil 
The love of money is the root of all eriL 

•♦■ 

We should love one another. 



18* 



VlLXLhiTlAJS FA.MLL1 (J'-MTAMO^. 



For the Companion. 
The I, oni Power. 

In the closing paragraph of the coui 
uiunication of my esteemed and vener- 
able brother, elder Isaac Price, which ap- 
peared in the 0. F. C, of the 6th inst., 
he writes. "Ere I close, allow me to 
request you, dear brother, to call the at- 
tention of Brother Grove, of Baltimore, 
to the closing of the 13th chapter of Cor- 
inthiaus, where the apostle tells us "that 
miracles shall cense, but faith, hope, and 
ehariry shall remain." In vain hare I 
naught to find the quotation in .the said 
chapter, or any other chapter within the 
lids of my Bible. What version does 
brother Isaac use ? As I believe my be- 
loved brother wrote the note in love, I 
read it in love, and in love I <lesire to 
give my reasons why I join issue with 
him. 

At the tiino I read his quotation, I 
thought it very strange that so important 
a sentence should have escaped my obser- 
vation. I resolved, however, to be hou- 
est, and be instructed by St. Paul ; even 
though it required me to acknowledge 
myself in error. On examining Paul's 
declaration, I was made stronger in my 
faith ; for I found that my brother had, 
no doubt through an error of memory, 
mis-quoted the Apostle. The proper 
quotation is, "And now abideth faith, 
hope, charity these three , but the great- 
est of these is charity," 1 Cor. 13: 13. 
Not a word about "miracles ceasing." 
If my beloved brother had read the pre- 
ceding chapter (12th,) he wotil 1 have 
learned that St. Paul was using his tal- 
enta and energy to enlighten the church 
at Corinth, from their ignorance of the 
spiritual gifts, that God had provided for 
them to exercise. In the 27th and 2Sth 
verses we read : " Now ye are the body 
of Christ, and members in particular. 
And God hath set some in the church, 
first apostles, secondarily prophets, third- 
ly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts 
of healings, helps, governments, diversi- 
ties of tongues." This does not look as 
if Paul had any idea of giving up this 
power which made the unbelieving Jews 
acknowledge, that no one could do such 
things by or through his own power. I 
am no zealot, no enthusiast, no bigot ; 
but I defy the whole world to point to a 
single passage of scripture, where the 
working of miracles was to cease with the 

{nlgriniiige of the Blessed Redeemer and 
lis dis iples. 

We are creatures of education, and we 
have all learned to believe that the days 
of miracles had passed, through the 
economy of Jesus Christ Where did 
we learn it ? Not from God's word nor 
the Holy Spirit ; but from man. 1 was 
a Methodist for upwards of thirty years, 
and believed that sprinkling was baptism. 
I learned it from the same source — man. 
I feel it my duty, as a follower of the 
Lord Jesus Christ, to claim, and " earn- 
estly converted for. the faith once deliv- 
ered to the saints.'' If we, as a church, 



live for, and expect God to own and con- 
firm his word, by a manifestation of His 
Holy Spirit, by causing his followers to 
perform miracles, through by thit Spirit, 
what would be the result. ? It would do 
for the church and God's glory, what it 
did for it under tho Mo-aical dispensa- 
tion, and also under Christ's dispensa- 
tion, during his ministration ; and for 
hundreds of years alter his ascension to 
the Father. The moment we, as a 
church, admit of adding to, or taking 
away any thing from God's Holy Word, 
we give the skeptic an argument with 
which he makes inroads on out faith and 

Eractice. I want to see something offered 
y those who take the negative, which 
will throw light upon the subject. May 
the good Lord send it speedily. 
Yours in Christ, 

L. J. Grove. 
Baltimore, Aid., Feb. 18. 



For the Companion. 
What Is Marriage In Its True Sig- 
nification ? 

In Companion No. 5, present volume, 
we find a number of questions »Aed by 
J. Shelly, concerning the marriage con- 
tract, which I consider of vast impor- 
tance, as it is not only J. Shelly that is 
living in a state famous for divorces, but 
all over our country adulterous living is 
engaged into an alarming extent ; and, 
no doubtj thousands are now living in 
aduliery ignorant ly ; supposing that their 
union is lawful and right, because sanc- 
tioned by civil authority. Perhaps if 
that part of the word of God which 
teaches the binding power of the mar- 
riage vow were oftener taught, both from 
the press and from the pulpit, something 
could be done toward retarding the steps 
of this enormous evil. With this object 
before us, I will attempt to answers to the 

3uestions alluded to, hoping thereby to 
raw out from the brethren who write 
for the Companion the truth as it is in 
Jesus upon thi3 momentous subject. 

" What is marriage in its true signifi- 
cation?" 

Answer. It is a covenant or contract 
between one man and one woman, unit- 
ing each to the otheYin a conjugal union 
for life ; in which the husband is to "love 
his wife, even as himself, and the wife 
see that she reverence hor husband.'' 
Eph. 5 : 33. 

" From whence did it come? " 
Answer. It comes from him who creat- 
ed the universe, and therefore does not 
want for authority, butjstauds paramount 
I to all civil authority of what ever charac- 
I ter. The first union of the above named 
| character we have any account of, was 
I that formed between Adam and Kve, 
r when God created one woman for one 
I man and brought her to him ; and be- 
| cause she was taken out of man, it was 
■ suid, " For this cause, shall a man leave 
i his father'and toother, and shall cloave 
1 to his wife, (not wives, but wife, ) and 



they twain, (not they three orf uir, bu r 
they twain) shall be one flesh." Gen. 
11: 24. The Savior gave this marriage 
his sanction, and held it up to view a? a 
correct model under the gospel di>pensa- 
tion, when he answered the Pharisees, 
" Have ye not read that he which mada 
them in tho beginning made them mule 
and female ; and said, For this cause 
shall a man leave his father and mother 
and shall cleave to his wife, and thev 
twain shall be one fle>h ?" What there- 
fore God has-joined together, let not man 
put assunder. They say unto unto him 
why then did Moses command to give her- 
a writing of divorcement and to put her 
away. He sayeth unto them. Moses, be- 
cause of the hardness of yourjhearts, suf 
fered you to put away your wive.-, ; but 
from the beginning it whs not so. 
Lay unto you, whosoever shall put away 
bis wifo, except it bo for the cause of for- 
nication, and khali marry another, com- 
milteth adultery ; and whosoever shall 
marry her that is pulawav, eoiauiittoth. 
adultery." Mat. 19: 9— 10. 

In the above we find one cause for 
which a man may put away his wife, 
given under the seal of the same author- 
ity that first gave the law, the creature ■ 
of the universe; and this is the only 
cause fouud in the New Tectum m for 
which a man may put away his wife. 
And even in this case, the same authori- 
ty says, " And if she depart, let her re- 
main unmarried or I e reconciled to her 
husband." 1 Cor. 12: 2. This implies 
that the husband must hold himself 
ready to receive her back again, when- 
ever she returns a peuitent ; as the Lord 
ever holds himself ready to receive back 
to himself the ('returning penitent, -so the 
believing partner to be Christ-like, rau-i 
hold himself ever ready for a full recon 
cilation, if the erring partner will return 
fuliy penitent. See also 1 Cor. 12: 39. 
"The wife is bound by the law so long 
as her husband livcth ; but if har hus- 
band be dead, she is at liberty to be mar- 
ried to whom she will, only in the Lord.'-' 
Bound by what law? The law of «rod. 
as given in the beginning, and again held 
up to view by the Savior, as above stated 
with this declaration added, '" What God 
has joined together, let not man put as 
sunder.'' God. alone has the power u. 
form this mysterious union and to ma e 
of twain one fle-li ; to him alone, and 
not man, belongs the power to separate 
this deep and unfathomable union, made 
by himself which constitutes them one 
flesh ; and this he accomplishes only in 
death. It follows then that thi- law. 
which emanated from the Creator of the 
universe stands out boldly and unalter- 
ably above iny and all the proclamations 
that ever have been, or ever will be issued 
by the civil governments of earth. By 
it (the law of the Lord) all men finally 
will be judged ; hence it the above con- 
struction of the law of the Lord is correct 
ali second marriages formed while the 
first partner is living are adultery, and iu 









CiUliariAH FAMILY OuMlf ANION. 



character will not bo changed through 
mil the civil powers of earth should pro- 
nounce them legal and right. 
• " For what purpose was marriage au- 
thorized'.''" will ho answered in 6MU 
No. Z 



For the COMrAjriow. 
flyporrlay. 

Here too, we discover in mankind 
a vast Imperfection. The hypocrite 
Is one of God's vilest and most des- 
picable people, and not meritorious 
to be ealled His who is former of all 
mankind. 

"No oian's t'oudtlluu U to baso as hit ; 
None mora accurs'd tbac he; for man esteems 
Him hateful, 'cause be seems not what he Is; 
God hates Mm, 'canse he Is not what be seems; 
What grief Is absent, or what mischief can 
Be adJed to the hate of Ood and man ?" 

Truly, man is in a dreadful condi- 
tion when he has degraded himself 
to the position of the hypocrite ; when 
he has brought upon himself the bate 
of Qod and man ; when he has 
stamped upon his spiritual body the 
work of sin and bell; and when he is 
disdained as the vilest of the vile, 
and as the moit contemptible of all 
beings created. But this is the true 
condition of the hypocrite. Not only 
is he scorned by the entheastical 
body, but by the nefarious, and be 
carries with him the mark of sin, 
hatred and contempt. Yet man 
adorns to care not. His self-esteem, 
excessive prejudice and blind zeal 
will not tolerate a conscientious 
thocght te interrupt in the advance- 
ment of bis hypocrisy. Nought can 
impede the progress of this extreme 
depravity, but it lies buried deep in 
his heart, as does thirst for blood in 
the murderer's heart. Like the evil 
one, bis eye is resting without inter- 
mission upon those whom be can 
snatch from the path of chastity and 
virtue, and burl them into the deep 
gulf of wickedness, wherein be him- 
self is traveling. And even with this 
he is not acquiescent. 

The dissimulation and insincerity 
of mankind is exhibited to us in many 
various forms. We take, for instance, 
the offering of counsel. Mkn's hy- 
pocrisy in this ease is strongly evinc- 
ible, by the fact that he is ever dex- 
trous and spontaneous in preaching, 
but wben it comes to practicing we 
find him to the reverse His lips are 
fluent in the utterance of words of ad- 
vice, but when we investigate and 
examine this man's heart, we detect 
that his words were merely uttered. 



and that he was not prompted by any 
sensibility to offer them. 

Probably the worst form of hypoc- 
risy is that practiced by the Chris- 
tian. No sin is deeper, more atro- 
cious, or more villainous than hypo- 
critical Christianity. They pray to 
God only in time of sickness and afflic- 
tions, but during prosperity and hap- 
piness they show him no love; or if 
they do sometimes pray during their 
good fortune, their prayers are not I 
the prayers of a Christian. They 
upbraid and Judge others of smaller 
fanlts, when they themselves are 
guilty of greater crimes For the 
sincere and ecclesiastical worship of 
God they care not, but are raptured 
in their extrinsic ceremonies and 
human traditions. In the events and 
actions of this world they are quick- 
sighted, but in heavenly things tbey 
are blind. Christ often accused the 
scribee aod Pharisees of hypocrisy, 
aod we find that they were guilty. 
Their ostentatious and exaggerated 
displays of their Christianity brought 
the wrath of Christ upon them, and 
he spake unto them: "But wo unto 
you scribes and Pharisees, hypo- 
crites ! for ye shut up the kingdom of 
heaven against men : for ye neither 
go in yourselves, neither suffer ye 
them that are entering to go in. Wo 
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, 
hypocrites! for yo devour widows' 
houses, and for a pretence make long 
prayers: therefore ye shall receive 
the greater damnation. Wo unto 
you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo- 
crites ! for ye compass sea and land 
to make one proselyte, and when he 
is made, ye make him twofold more 
the child of hell than yourselves. * * 
Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, 
hypocrites ! for ye are like unto whit- 
ed sepulchres, which indeed appear 
beautiful outward, but are within full 
of dead men's bones, and of all un- 
cleanoess. Even so ye also outward- 
ly appear righteous unto men, bot 
within ye are full of hypocrisy and 
iniquity." 

The hypocrite can dissemble bis 
sin from the observation of others, 
and even from his own conscience, 
but he can Bever delnde God. 'Tis 
the only evil that walks invisible, ex- 
cept to God alone. God's eye is con- 
tinually resting upon bim, and his 
dissimulation cannot escape his no- 
tice. His wrath is upon him, and he 
baa shut himself out from God?e 



III 

kingdom, and from all the glories here- 
after. 

The Bin of hypocrisy may be effec- 
tually cured, but not without much 
difficulty. Wben man bad once al- 
lowed himself to depress so deep into 
this awful element, his path from it 
is difficult and hard. He must be 
assiduous and dilligent in obeying the 
commands that God has given him. 
He must have a steadfast Ix-lief 
in the pure and all -seeing eye 
of God, and not depart from his in- 
structions. He must discern his own 
sins and depart therefrom. Ever be 
prompt and faithful in the mainte- 
nance and support of God's word. 
Incessantly be ready and willing to 
assist a brother in bid afflictions and 
trials. Throw away all pride, big- 
otry and self-esteem, and bow in 
humiliation and lowliness both to 
God and his own fellow-creatures. 
"Seeming devotion doth hni gild the knave, 
That's neither faithful, honest, jnst nor 

brave ; 
Bat wben religion doth with virtue jf»ln. 
It makes a hero like an angel shine" 

— Anonynwu. 

Brother Henry: — I wish yon gra- 
cious health, and grace mercy and 
peace to all the brethren in 
Christ Jesus our Lord. May the 
good cause of our divine Master still 
continue to prosper. I wish to drop 
these lines for the good of us all. 
In the Companion, vol. T No 48, 
page 769, over signature of I. J. 
Cover, appears an item of church 
news that (as some brethren have in- 
formed me) might be construed to in- 
dicate some degree of partiality, 
which is "not in accordance of the gos- 
pel of Christ; " Do nothing by parti- 
ality ;" 1 Tim. 5:21. The author 
of this article referred to is brother 
John J. Cover, and doubtless noth- 
ing of misrepresentation or partial- 
ilty was intended. In all probability 
the services of brother Isaiah Coster, 
who labored so assiduously and 
arduously among us here, were appre- 
ciated much and fully realized. The 
Lord do for him richly what shall be 
his reward in a better world. May 
the Holy Spirit light the lamp-stand 
of his holy temple, aod enkindle a 
flame of zeal among tbe ministers of 
his church, to preach forth the king- 
dom of God's dear Son, and the un- 
searchable riches of Christ to a lost 
and ruined world This is my prayer. 
Let brotherly love continue. 

I. J Co vim. 



\H) 



CHRISTUM FAMILY OoMl'ANlON. 



For the Companion. 
Be Kind. 

Could mankind but realize how 
much they can increase the felicity, 
and how much real happiness every 
one can strew in the pathway of life, 
to all with whom he may chance to 
meet, by exercising true charity, 
there would be oo necessity of urg- 
ing any one to bo kind. Yet it is to 
be feard, that not only mankind in 
general, but even a larger proportion 
of professed christians, in this re- 
spect often forget the example of their 
Savior, who was ever kind even to 
his most bitter enemies. And what 
could we not accomplish in striving 
to cultivate in our hearts those feel- 
ings which prompted him, even be- 
fore the cross, to aay, '• Father, for- 
give them, for they know not what 
they do ?" Has a son become diso- 
bedient and forgotten the precepts 
taught him in childhood by maternal 
life ? Let these precepts be kindly 
repeated, and if necessary, let him be 
chostened in love. Has a brother be- 
come reckless and wayward — let a 
sister's kindness lead him to respect 
her if not himself, and induce him 
to turn his feet into the path of the 
iust, which alone leadeth to true hap- 
piness. Has a sister, once loved and 
respected by all around, wandered 
from the path of rectitude ? Let a 
kind brother buoy up, as it were, her 
dropping spirits ; and 6ave her from 
an untimely grave. Who of us have 
not witnessed the expressions of joy 
which flit across the sad countenance 
of a child, because of a kind look 
given, or a kind word spoken ? Does 
not our experience plainly te'stifv that 
we are most easily influenced to well 
doing by expressions of kindness ? 
What heart is so hard that cannot 
be softened, and directed into the 
path of virtue and piety by the exer- 
cise of kindness and affection ? And 
what countenace is so defected by 
grief, that it will not brighten with 
joy in the presence of him whose 
kindness is manifested, not only by 
his ways and actions, but also shines 
out through the very windows of the 
ttoul, and sheds a halo of delight upon 
all around? Let us all, therefore, 
carefully consider how maor of our 
fellow mortal might have been saved 
from the felon's doom, had some kind 
heart been near to assist them in the 
hour of trial. And let us see to it, 
that no one is worse than lost to so- 
ciety, and his precioas soul lost to all 



1 eternity, because we were unkind. 

') But rather let us ever remember that 

" charity sufferetb long and is kind ;" 

and that " if we have not charity we 

are nothing." 

Yours truly, 

H H. Martin. 
Xru: Lebanon, Oh in. 



For the Companion. 

On toe Death of NNter Nusan 
Shoemakev. 

Wednesday, the 7th of Fcburary, 
was the close of the acceptable year 
of the Lord with our dear mother, 
and sister in the Lord. When we 
muse on the life of our departed 
mother, we see the trials she had to 
encounter. In the midst of prosper- 
ity the Lord saw fit to place her in 
adversity, by taking from her side hor 
dear husband. Now she was left to 
the cold charities of a sin-besetting 
world ; but her sorrow soon was 
turned into joy, for she remembered 
the promise of the Lord, who would 
be " a judge of the widows." But, 
by and by, as she was raising her 
family in the admonition of the Lord. 
The angel that kept watch by night 
saw one that was too good to be left 
in this sinful, a soul-destroying 
world, so he took him on his white 
wings to heaven. By and by her frail 
bark commenced to get ready to drop 
the anchor. A messenger was sent 
to tell us all for the last time to as 
semble. We left our home in Oak- 
land, and, in seven hours we stood 
beside her couch. Oh, what a change 
in her vital condition since we had 
seen her a few months before ! But 
when we all met at home amidst tears 
and sorrows and joys, we could only 
say, "Thy will, O Lord, be done." 
She sank gradually for the first few 
days after our arrival, and we all saw 
our time to administer to her temp- 
oral wants was short. While strength 
remained, she continued to sp°ak 
words of comfort to us; telling us 
how she longed to fly away to feast 
on Jesus' love But now I come to 
the morning of ber last day. The 
family now becomes more sad, as 
they all see that death is at the door, 
and now her words become more sa- 
cred, as she calls by name, and press- 
es the hand, and loved lips meet for 
the last time in this world. Now we 
iear her say, " The hour of my de- 
parture is at hand ; for I hear a voice 
calling, 'Come Home.' " Death has 



entered inside the door. It is now 
12, M. As the house draw wearily 
on ; as we all stand around the bed 
watching the grim monster at work, 
while, now and then she, like Mary of 
old, her love for Jesus often told, by 
a godly walk and conversation : 

And all who knew her, plainly t ell, 
She loved her Lord and Waster woll. 

As she is neariug the shores, me 

thinks I can her the angels call: 

"Oh, Jesus, our Master, 

Command to beat faster, 
These weary life pulses, that brings us to thee; 

Till past the dark portals, 

We stand up Immortal, 
And sweep with hoaanna, Lhe Jasperllt sea." 

Two o'clock has come, and " it is 
done " The soul has taken its ever- 
lasting flight. As all spirits bad 
now entered into the closet to weep 
the silent tear, I tried to raise my 
soul to God, with other spirits, in 
this sad hour. Wandering up to the 
gate3 of the city, me thinks I see the 
angels coming and bearing the spirit 
that has just now left this clay built 
house. She knocks, the Savior opens. 
Seeing their white wings, and being 
well acquainted with the accompany- 
ing spirit, he bids welcome. Safe 
in Jesus, for ever more. 

Now to the family, and friends who 
may live at a distance, who read this, 
remember she died as she lived. She 
lived a life devoted to God ; and in 
her family she was always cheerful ; 
always ready to speak words of com- 
fort ; a careful reader of the word of 
God, and atall times ready to give 
an answer of the hope of eternal life 
She always contended earnestly for 
the truth as taught in the Bible — for 
the. doctrine of the church. How 
oft did I think, if we had many such 
zealous members, oh, what way 
marks ! Those who knew her will 
bear me witness that she had as close 
conceptions of the gospel truths as 
can be found. She extensively culti- 
vated the gospel grace. 

Funeral services by J. Calvert, of 
Indiana, assisted by J Kelso, from 
the words, " Death is swallowed up 
in victory." They spake words of 
comfort. Oh, how our hearts re- 
joiced as they spoke of the meeting 
of the saints. These soul-cheering 
thoughts stire up our hearts, aud 
keep us in view of the thought that 
we too are passing, away. There is 
no work nor labor in the grave." 
" Blessed are the dead.ithat die in the 
Lord. Yea, Baith the spirit, They 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMP,\tfION. 



Ill 



shall rest from their labors." There- 
fore let us comfort one another with 
these words, thanking («od for the 
hope witbiu us. i\ 0. UmiucK. 
Oakland, Pa. 

-^^►♦- •*^^^— 

VmiiiI (.ui lierlugM. 

To some exrelleut perform, the time, 
labor and expense, slight an each may bn, 
may ■mod of lute importance, if not a 
positively eulpab e waste, but we are per- 
rnatted they greatly err in tbeir judgment 
of ihe effect <>: llieui iron tie \ouii£. and 
the.r n'eful e>s to all. In agricultural 
districts where tlie villages are small and 
the] opulation comparatively sparse, soc.al 
rlnjra as h means of strengthening 
•■• of holm: and its virtues, aid of 
ri'.l.i.ir the jroang mind with wholesome 
•r its cravings and the yonng heart 
nith increasing love of the pure and good 
can hardly be exaggerate 1. The time 
p*mttKl in those home " sociables," in which 
friends and neighbor* mutually yreet and 
enliven each other, is well spent. In many 
instancdl it re.u-nf an hundred fold in 
advantages to the growing character of 
the y.ung, and in fresh courage and good 
to those who sire bearing the heavy 
burdens ot the day. — Vt. ( 



Female Taste. 



A cultivated ta^te marks a woman of 
e e and refinement a.- decidedly aa a 

knowledge of classical literature does a 
gentleman : and there is nothing in which 
female vu'garity is more clearly shown 
thatj iu want of tas e. This ia an axiom 
that we think will not admit of dispute ; 
but it is a question how far taste ia natu- 
ral, and how far it may he acquired, A 
■ taste must to a certain extent, de- 
pend upon the organization of the indivi- 
dual ; a nd it is impossible :or any rules to 
be :»id down which will impart taste to 
- emirelv devoid oi" it. But this is 
very seldom the ca-e with women ; aa it 
is oue of the few points in which women 
naturally excel men. Men may be, and 
probably are, superior to women in all 
that requires profound thought and gen- 
eral knowledge, but iu the arrangement 
of a hnu«e, aud the introduction oi orna- 
mental furaiture and article of bijouterie, 
there can no he doubt of the innate superi- 
ority of women. Everyone inust have re- 
marked the difference in the furnishing 
of a bachelor's houso- and one where a. 
lady pro.-ides ; the thousand little elegau» 
ce<* of the latter, though uoth'mg in them- 
. adding, like cyphers, prodiguously 
to the value of the solid articles they are 
appended to. 



God is the source and centre of our 
> in^; nearer we gat to dux ceotre, tie 
'1st<3r our rep 063. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

GarrofjMMlmM of rhureh new* loiieited from 

*i\ part* of the Brotherhood. Writer'* >iam« 
utij atUtret* re-quired on tvery communication 
as guarantee of good faith. Jiejectcd communi- 
cation* or manutcript u*ed, not returned. All 
eommnr.icatiofi* for tmblication *hould 6« writ 
ten it]>on One nitivo f the Oft only. 

Feet Washing. 

This is as plain a commandment 
as we have iu the new testament, 
"and Christ came down himself to 
show us bow the Father wanted us 
to do." Matthew 11: 28. "Come 
uuto mo take my yoke upon you, and 
and learn of me. For I have given 
you an example that you should do 
as I have done to you." Now breth- 
ren, if we waut to learn of Jesus, we 
must do as he showed us how to do. 
And how did he do ? He rai9eth 
from supper, aud laid a side his gar- 
ments and took a towel and girded 
himself Now this shows plain 
enough that the one that washed 
ought to wipe and finish bis work. — 
Mow brethren this looks to me that 
if a brother washes others feet and 
don't wipe them, that he don't finish 
his work. P. Di( E 

Jxetcfoniaj M->. 

— — -^»«- -»^v — — - 

Brother Holsinger: — la reading 
so much news from other churches, 
and seeiug none in print from our 
own, I thought I would write a few 
lines for your columns. I have been 
a reader of the Companion ever 6ince 
volume second, and am well pleased 
with its good advice, which it always 
brings. I greatly sympathize with 
the brethren aud sisters tbat have 
not the opportunity of attending meet- 
ings ; for we are greatly blesBed in 
having the gospel preached to us. 
We have meeting every I<ord's day ; 
and also ever} Thursday night. Our 
church is composed of five speakers 
and about three hundred members, 
and is in a prosperous condition, 
under the care of Elder Jacob Berkey. 
Yet with all these great blessings 
which we enjoy, we need to watch 
aud pray tbat we bold out faithful to 
the end ; for the crown is not in the 
beginning, nor in the middle, but they 
that endure unto the end shall be 
saved. I remain your humble sister 
in Christ. C. Berkey. 

Goshen, Indiana. 

Brother Holsinger : — Oa the 26th 
of Iinuary, ^fcfther Jes^e. Calvert, 
or" 1be E>t*tc <5f Intffatfs ce'cj)* frpVe 



ffOtn Hedbank. lie pn-urbed one 
week — thirteen aefbao n a — und the 

Spirit of God worked powerfully on 
till. Many shed team that I never 
saw affected before ; and, I think, if 
he bad Btayed another week, a utiin- 
Ikt would have been added to the 
Church ; but his time was too short. 
May the Lord bless bis labors. 

Levi \\ ya.us. 



The Coming Kingdom. 

Brother and sister, wherever vou 
are, 1 feel it my duty to warn you to 
prepare for the coming kingdom of 
Christ. Read the 24th chapter of 
Matthew, the 21st of Luke, the 13th 
of Mark, the Cth of Revelation.*, and 
the 24th of Isaiah. There you will 
und the signs and tokens that were 
to be preceding his coming. We 
read iu the 24th chapter of Matthew, 
29th verse, "Immediately alter the 
tribulation of those days shall the 
suu bo darkened, and the moon shall 
not give her light ; and the stars 
shall fall from heaven aud the powers 
of the heaven shall be shaken. Luke, 
in the 21st chapter uses the same 
words. The tribulatian of those <lav* 
commenced at the destruction of 
Jerusalem under Titus the Roman 
General. How long were those days 
of tribulation to continue? Daniel 
says, 'Until hejshall have accomplish- 
ed to scatter the power of the holy 
people." The Jews were the holy 
people Daniel had reference to here, 
in my judgment. We find the perse- 
cution of the Jews ceased about 1750, 
the time when the beast, the Roman 
power, had accomplished to scatter 
the power of the holy people? Then 
we read, "Immediately after the 
tribulatiou of these days shall the 
sun be darkened, and the moon not 
give her light, and the stars shall fall 
from heaven, and the powers of the 
heavens be shaken." In 17&0, " Im- 
mediately after the tribulation that 
came on the Jews at the destruction 
of Jerusalem, and ended as above 
stated about 1750, the sun was dark- 
ened, so that the people had to light 
their candles ; the chickens went to 
I their roosts, and cattle to the stables, 
i and the general cry was, " The Judg. 
j ment is coming." So we find some 
; five years after, the moon, as it were, 
turning to blood. In 1833 we find 
the falling stars and we have eye> 
| witness living now who can testify to 
: the fulfilling of this sign. And 
! Q^irt.^. v » #& generation bhall out 
' pct^ tfwaV fill all • tfeeYc things eban 



.. ■• 



142 



0HRI8WAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



be fulfilled. And mark you what 1 
be says now in the 32d verse of this : 
chapter : " Now learn a parable of 
the fig tree ; wbeu bis branch is yet 
tender and putteth forth leaves, ye ! 
know that summer is nigh ; likewise j 
ye, when ye shall Bt;e all these things, ' 
know that it is near, even at the 
doors. The tribulation of the Jews 
ended, frhe scattering of the power of ; 
the holy people accomplished by the 
beast ; and the signs of the sun, ! 
moon, and stars having been fulfilled } 
exactly in the order as they have j 
been foretold by Christ and the apos- j 
ties, coming in immediately after the J 
tribulation of those days ; and our | 
Savior telling as when we see all ' 
these things come to pass, then we j 
know that It is near, even at the i 
doors, is it not high time that we j 
turn our hearts and minds and affec- i 
tions with all our effects to the most • 
high God— the God of Abraham 
Isaac and Jacob ? When we look ; 
around us on every hand, do we not 
see bis mighty hand shaking the po- : 
litical institutions, and nations of the j 
world ! Even now principalities and ' 
powers, sects and parties, are reeling 
and totteriug to their final doom ; and 
soon, very soon, the welcome cry 
may be heard ringing from one end 
of the earth to the other, that Christ 
the Lord is coming with ten thousand 
of the saints ; and that the kingdoms 
of tbi6 world must become the king- 
dom of Christ the legal heir. Breth- 
ren and sisters pray for me, for I ) 
sensibly feel my shortcomings and \ 
unwortbine8s. Pray for me, so that 
God may strengthen my mind to do j 
bis will ; for I verily believe that the 
time is short — that a few more years 
and may be but a few more month or I 
days, we may be so happy as to meet j 
our King in his glory. May God's j 
peace be with you all, is my prayer, j 
Amen. H. P. Long 

Brother Holtinger .- — As churoh news j 
is read with interest by myself, and I pre- i 
fume by a great many others also, I will, ' 
as I have been requested by some of my I 
brethren, give you some news from our 
arm of the church- We organized a j 
vcar ago some time in September last, j 
by electing one speaker and a deacon, j 
Since then we have had regular preaching j 
twice a month, council meeting oj>co every I 
three months. Have had three! addition 9 j 
by baptism and three by letter, and four i 
more are intending to move iu by spring, t 
when wj will number in all, twenty-five. I 
Ctur oburcb is known by the name of I 
l&hrr (VrvV TV is* «?wi8t*J efcnj «•"• 



branch of the To'edo, Wabash and West- 
ern Railroa I. running from Decator, 111., 
to St. Louis. We very much desire min- 
istering brethren traveling east or west. - 
to stop with us and preach for us. As 
the brethren that generally come to us 
have a great ways to come, we do not get 
to hear them as often as we would like : 
though they come as often as we could 
ask them to. Brother Daniel Shively 
from New Paris, Ind.. stopped with us 
this winter, on his way home from Miss- 
ouri and Kansas; preached for us twice, 
and as he is an old acquaintance of the 
greater portion of the brethren here, we 
were very happy to see him, and more 
especially to hear him preach. And we 
would like very much to see that article 
come out in the C. F. C, that he said he 
would write. A. S. Leer. 

Morrisonville, HI. 

Brother Henry: — I have just returned 
home from Patawatamic county, Iowa. 
We h id four days meetinz there, and 
there were two added to the church by 
baptism ; the second addition this winter 
making seven in all. There was quite a 
feeling manifested. On my way home 
several. more expressed a desire to attach 
themselves in a short time. There is a 
great work to be done here in the West, 
but who shall do it? May the Lord help 
that the work may go on. 

H. H. Folck. 



Errata. 

In my notice to the N. W. district of 
Ohio, in C. F. C, vol. 7, page 800. sec- 
ond line from top, the word And was 
omitted. Our copy reads, " Aiul on the 
21st day of August, the place of holding 
said meeting was agreed to be at the 
house of brother Hoover's," &c. In 
this we did not mean to have any refer- 
ence to the time of holding Annual 
Meeting, to commence the first Tuesday 
after Penticost. 

The station nearest brother Hoover's 
on the Pittsburgh. Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railroad, formerly Wooster Summit, 
is now Sniithville station. 



May the good Lord prosper you 
and build you all up iu the most holy 
faith, is the prayer of your unworthy 
brother. John Dennis. 

Slcotchegan, Maine. 



An aauncementfl. 

DISTRICT MEETINGS. 

Southern District of Indiana, March 23th, 
North Fork, of WKd C»t. Stop »t Deiln and 
Buck Creek. 

Middle District of Indiana, April 12th, 
Pipe Creek, six miles 60uth-we«t of Peru. — 
Stop at Peru aud Bunker Hill. 

District of West Virginia, April 26ih, 
Beaver Run meeting-house. Mineral county. 
Stop at New Creek station. 

Northwestern District of Ohio, on the 19th 
lay of April, in the Brethren'* Meeting- 
house, in Poplar Ridge congregation, Defi- 
ance county, fire miles northeast of Defiance. 
Brethren coming by rail should stop at D.-fl- 
ance on Thursday afternoon, where there 
will be conveyance to take them to the place 
of meeting. Jacob Libma.ii. 



MARRIED. 



By the undersigned, at the residence of 
the bride's patents, February 15, 1872, 
Mr. U. M. MILLER to sister SARAH PIKE, 
both of Summit township, Someiset county, 
Pa. JOEL GNAOT. 

On Eebruary 6tb, at Lancaster, Pa-, by 
the bride's father, brother J. W. BYRNE, of 
Marvvllle, Tenn., and sister MART A. 
REINHOLD, of Lancaster. 



Dear Brotner H. R. Hofainger : — 
As you see, it is with a trembling 
hand that I write to you, being afflict- 
ed with rheumatism and neuralgia. 
Your C. F. C, has come to hand ; 
and we shall do all we can to circu- 
late its contents, and get subscribers. 
You have many things new to us. 
We hope you will send us a '" Weep- 
ing Prophet," to call after poor sin» 
tiers; not to bnild up teetarian bigotry, 
or will worship, for we have enough 
of that already; but to save souls 
from ruiu. Our quarterly meeting is 
the third Saturday and Sabbath in 
Match next, aud the third Saturday 
aw) tMAfetb Mkrwiog iu Jose eexi. 



DIED. 

We admit no poetry under any circumstan- 
ced in connection with Obituary Notices. ' o 
wish to use all alike, and we -could not Insert 
verae« with aU. 

In the Nettle Creek congregation, 
Wavne countv. Indiana. February 3d, 
JOHN HES T RY HOLDER, son of 
brother Joseph and sister Catharine 
Holder, aged 3 years 8 months and 28 
days. 

Funeral services by the brethren of 
the above named congregation, from the 
131st Psalm. Lewis W. TeetebI 

Died in the Coal Creek congregation, 
Fnlton countv, Illinois, February 9th, SAM- 
UEL E3HLEUAN, son of brother Samuel 
and sister Catharine Kshleman, aged 18 yrs. 
2 months and 22 days. Disease, typhoid fe- 
ver— an extreme case. 

A solemn thought for onr dear young 
friends; "Prepare to meet thy God." Fu- 
neral seni :es by the writer from Job 14 ; 14. 
Samuel Tennis. 

In the Tallow Creek conjugation, Steph- 
enson county, 111.. January the 31st, sister 
MARrA, wife of Jacob 8. 8T0DEBAKER, 
aged 53 years 9 months and 8 days. 8istnr 
Studebaker has long been a worthy member 
of the Church ; and, trorti our personal ac- 
quaintance for the la6t three years, we can 
say she was a kind companion, and an affec- 
tionate mother. She came to her death by 
poison in coffee which she drank; also four 
o.hera of the family ; but they all recovered; 
We have all reason to believe that she ha* 
gbte tb »v»ft fte rows <tf #0*7 tto\ to !? 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



143 



for the faithful. Sh« has left • sor- 
iiusband an I ol ;bt ohildnso, with an 

r. mil « large circle of friend* to 

moorn their irreparable loss May tht Lord 

lanctify iln-r afflictions, as a meansof brln;,- 
srer the great BaTfor of ihe world ; 
anil mav tlnv ever live in blJ fe.ir, and for 
his glory, that when it Is their lot to ex- 
rliiu. i' i li » world ilicv may exchange for a 
bolter, a heavenly, and there Join the loved 
ones who, I rough the grace of oar Lord 
Je-n", have gone on hi fore thorn. 

Kn«', •■- aI services by the brethren from 
A mo* 4: 1J Makcis H. Fowlm. 

( Plil'or ('lease copy.) 

Depsrtsd this life. Jannary 7th, in the 
bonndii of the Mineral Creek church, Jolin- 
.•on county, Mo , EUGENE JOSEPH, aged 
7 y< a-* an i 11 months ; also. January 24th, 
ARTHUR A., age 1 oyeirs and 6 months; also, 
Febmary 4U>, MINNIE L., aped 1 vear 4 
months in ii Hdavs; children of friend Ezra 
an I si«ter Niun • J. ROOP. Disease, di h- 
tberla. Thus, in the space of less than lour 
weeks, have the voices of three, who were 
the objects of parental affection, been silenc- 
ed by death ; yet, who, ere tbi9, have tnncd 
th""i auew in their fairer, better home. 

Funeral service* by the brethren. 

S. S. Moiilbb. 

Eik Lick branch, Somerset connty, Pa., 
February 15. ot dropsy of the chest, MARY, 
daughter of brother and sister Elizabeth, 
I'Ei'K. aged 10 years 9 months and 18 days. 
Occasion Improved by Eld. C. Q. Lint and 
.Joel Unagy, fiom Isaiah 40: 8. 7 

8anv> branch. February ISth. LAURX B. 
DARRAH, aged 7 weeks and 4 drys. 

Babject, Lake IS: 15, 16, by Eld. C. U. 

; in 

Sister SUSAN SHOEMAKER was born in 
Westmoiland county Pa., April 10th 1814, 
and died Febmiry 7, 187J, aged 57 years 9 
mouths and 37 days The subject ot this 
notice, was IruW an affectionate and- loving 
mother in the domestic circle, as well as a 
most, faithful mo.hur'in Israel. She was 
afflicted for nome month-, which ah e bore 
with ChrlsMa" fortitude, r Iv lute on the strong 
a-m of the Lord Having her house set in 
order, she bide farewell to her loving chil- 
d-en and friends and the world ; her spirit 
fled, and was wafted by hovering angels into 
the pretence of God who gave it, to bask in 
the c lesiial clime of immortal glory, where 
patting Is known no more. Funeral discourse 
from I Cor. 15: 57, by brother Jesse Calvert, 
from Indiaua, who was at the time holding 
a series of meetings in the Plumcreek Con- 
gregation, Pa., assisted by the writer. 

Jacob Kelso. 



LIST OF MONEYS RECEIVED for 
SUBSCRIPTION, BOOKS, etc. 



Pittsburg and Connol lsvillo R. R 

1 IMK TA1U.K 
Commencing on Mondaj . October loth. IfTl, 
ill 2 o'clock. P. M. 

E«STW*RD. I 

Cum I Bait 
Mail | Exp. 



n 



D. L. Miller, 
H. O. Uiiary, 

E. P. Peffly, 4 
John if. Neher, 
G. W. Bricker, 'J 
A. B 3-irnhart, 1 
D V.iniman, 4 
Isaic Secrist, 6 
M y.A.Relnhold 13 
L'vi Kinfraan, 8 
•J. Stutsman, '•" 1 
H. F. Rosenb'gr, 
Frefse, 

E ijah French, 1 
A. C. Nnmar, 

(Jan. 35). 1 

J. Stutz-uam, 1 
H H.F.fleks»»;i 
1 



Ml 



A Berfeeyblle, 14 35 
H. Donges, (for 

C. Watson), 1 50 
D. H. Plaine, 1 60 
John 8bively, 1 60 
E Goan. 3 00 

J. Y. Keeny, 3 0) 
A. Cocanon°«r, 1 60 
Daniel Forney, 1 50 
J'nleWey bright, 1 60 
Richard Dial, 1 50 
Jacob D. Moyer, 8 50 
Wra. H. Bally, 1 50 
Henrv Zuck, 75 

D 8 'vicDannel, 3 00 
Eli Stoner, • 1 0<"» 
M. H. Fowler, 1 50 
iiw» Bv. Bex*. 1 KJ 



STATIONS 



A, M 


6 50 


(J 21 


10 35 


11 30 


1 40 


157 


3 16 


4 00 


M. 



P. M. 

8 00 

9 57 

10 10 

11 55 
13 15 
1228 

1 M 
300 

A. M. 



. Pittsburg 
Badford 
I Conuellsville 
Mineral Point 
Garret 

DALK CITY 

Bridgeport 
Cumberland 
I 




> 



AdvfrtlftfDirnti . 

K wll! admit a limited number of selee 
advertisements at the following rates 
One Insertion, 30 cents • line. 
Bach subsequent Insertion 15 cents a line. 
Yearly advertisements, 10 cents a line. 

No standing advertisement of more than 
30 lines will be admitted, and no cuts will be 
iiv>»ed ni anv consifloTatlons 

Sam'l. Boorr, Fkadi.ii Forvry, 

J>i/nk*ti>vn, Pa. Utony Creek, Pa 

.OCER «fc FORNEY. 



B" 



Dealers in AzMcultnral Implements, Hoff- 
hi'en's Reaper and Mower, Horse Rakes, 

THRESHING MACHINES, 

Grain Drills, Feed Cotters, Corn Sneller*, 
Plows. Ac All machines sold by as are war- 
anted. Per? on? wishing to bny will call en, 
i address as above. 
-6 BOGER A FORNEY. 

A Card. 

Drs. D. Fahrney A Sony Uroscoplan Phys- 
icians, continue the practice of Medicine at 
the old stand, near Boonsboro, Md.- They 
treat all forms of Chronic Diseases With mar- 
ked success. Can be addressed by letter, and 
they can send medicine to any part of the 
United States, wherever there is an express 
office. Post office address, Boonsboro, Wash- 
ington County, M !. 

7-10- 1 yr. pd. 



OALE9I COLLEGE 

The 8pring session of Salem College will 
open for the reception of any number of stu- 
dents from all parts of the country, on the 
20th of March, 1S73. 

Ample accommodations, and thorough In- 
structions will be given all students who con- 
nect themselves with this College. Good 
board can be obtained In the best of families 
at 13.50 to $ 3 00 per week ; or students can 
board themselves, separately or In clnbs, 
at from (1.35 to $1 50 per week, as large 
numbers are doing with theconsenl of the 
faculty. An extensivlc boarding house Is to 
be erected by a b-other early In the season, 
to accommodate all children of the brethren, 
who desire It Parents and Guardians can 
rely on the location of the College at Bom- 
bon. as being a permanent arrang mini, and 
that the health of the locality Is unrt'rpamed, 
by any place in the county. 

Special care wll! be given to students who 

'*are fa>- from home, tha ehVl.b • satisfactory 

to parents For Catalogues Scholarships, 

\ and full particulars, address, 

SALEM (W^IPGE 



nff. 



KM (XOLL 



VOVfim* 



M VII VI Hilt Sill 

Three-fourths of a mile from Rur»l Village, 
Armstrong Co , Pa. Cantains aboil 52 arrm ; 
all under fence ; about 45 acres cleared ; 
good Log House and some other buildings ; 
mostly second bottom ; two never-failing 
springs of soft water. Would prefer to sell 
to a brother In the ministry. For particulars 
address, J. W. BEKR, 

8-7-tf. DALE CITY, Sumemt Co., Pa. 



1780 1870 

ARK YOU AFFLICTED OR SICK I 

Ik. Dr. Fahroey'a Blood C lean»- 

er or Panares. 

An Alterative and Catharlc, or Tonic and 
Purge combined, lor diseases arising from 
bad blood ; such as Costlveness. Dyspepsia 
Sick Headache, Llvei Complaint, Jaundice, 
Erysipelas, Worms, Chills and Fever, Scrof 
ula, Pimples, Tetter, Ac. Trt It. 

Established 178 In package form. Kstab 
llshed nearly 20 years ago in liquid form 
which was brought to Its present state of 
preservation and perfection some years later, 
by Dr. P. Fahrney, Chicago, Ill's, who con 
diets the trade west of Ohio. Great reputa- 
tion ! Many Testimonials ! Ask for that 
prepared at Waynesboro, Pa . and Chicago, 
Ill's. Beware of imitations. Genuine re- 
tails at $135 per bottle. Drnggists and 
Medicine dealers sell it. 

Dr. P. Fahrney's '■'■Health Meveuger'' gives 
the history and i sea of the Blood Clbastsbk 
testimonials, anu other information, sent 
free of charge. Addrass 

Dr. 1*. r'ahrnej '« Brow. A Co. 
Watkraboro. Pa 



pREAT EXCITEMENT! 
U J. N. FICHTNER, 

of Berlin, Pa., has caused a great excite- 
ment in the County by bringing Into our 
midst theverv po-nlar and far-famed WLEI) 
(F. F.) 8EWING MACHINE. All who 
l.ave tried It give this as their decision : 
"The Weed rnns lighter, has less gearing, 
is more easily managed, and takes less time 
to understand It than any other machine now 
In the county." 

The WEED has no cog-whee'>. no spring 
or compound levers, and Is sold at prices 
ranging from «60 to $150. Each raachin* 
is furnished with a tucker, quitter, baster S 
heraraers, feller, corder, ruffler, fringer, 
braider, and a self-sewer, gratis. 

Satisfaction GUARANTEED. 

Call on or address. 

J. N. FICHTNBR. 
7-47-St.s' BERLIN, PA. 

Office In Donner'snew building. 



The tinkle A I, yon Hewing 1n- 
ehine, with Drop Feed, new Take-np, new 
, Hemmer, Ac U now offered to agents on 
i more lif»era! terms. Also, Second-hand Ma 
j chines taken in exchange, or ihe new lm 
; provements applied. 

Every Machlue Is warranted Fre§T Clam, 
i and if the purchaser do*a not so regard rt af- 
ter a fair trial, he can return It, and money 
' refunded. 

N. B. Wanted traveling agents to visit 

each town, distributing circulars, explaining 

the improvements, etc., et~.. who can make 

$300 per month. Addreaa LYON'S MCTU 

[ A4- 8- M. Co. 

TV*** &|«ftre. ® Snft frfo 6fc v 'Sr^Frf>w. 



144 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



CALVERT COLLEGE. 
FOR SALE AT TRUSTEES SALE. 
The undersigned Trustees offer at private 
sale, Calvert College, situated in New Wind- 
sor, Carroll county, Md. 

For circulars containing full particulars, 
with photograph of buildings apply to 
W. Stocffek, Cashier, 1st Nat. Bank , 

New Windsor, Md. 
Charles B. Kobbrtb, Attorney at Law. 
Westminster, Md. 
8-3-0m. 



NO MORE LAMP EXPLOSIONS. 

The Orient Safety Lamp will pot break, 
leak, or explode. Use these lamps and or- 
nament your houses. Save your lives, save 
your homes, save your children. A elass 
Lamp is a Magazine, more dangerous than 
gunpowder, and with the torch already 
lighted. For sale by 

GlLLftSPIX & LOCKARD, Ay'S. 

New Btore, DALE CITY, Pa. 
Jan. 10th, 1873. 



Dr. U. M. BEACHLEY'S 
FAMILY MEDICAL DEPOT. 

Ofi PICE AND DRUG STORE, 
ON MAIN Street, 

Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 

Universal Guide for Cutting Gar- 
ments. 

By which every family may cut its own 
garments for men and boys, of twenty six 
different sizes ; for Coats, Pants, Vests, and 
Shirts, and Ladles' Dress Bodies. Agents 
wanted to sell State, County, and Family 
Bights. For Particulars 

address Miller <fe Quinn, 

Tyrone, Blair Co.. Pa. 



"HOW TO GO WEST." 

Forty years ago, Illinois was ss far West 
as most people wished to go, and jinrneys 
were made In the legendary "Prairie Schoon- 
er," but in these days of Progress and Im- 
provement, the word West has come to mean 
Iowa. Nebraska, Kansas, Colorada, Califor- 
nia, and the Territories, and the Traveler 
reaches almost any poiut therein by a splen- 
did Line of Railroad. 

This Line of Railroad is the Burlington 
Konte, which starts from Chicago over the 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. K., from 
Indianapolis, over the Indianapolis, Bloom- 
lagton &■ Western Short Line, aDd from Lc- 
zansaort, over the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw 
R. R., and running through Bxtblthotdw, 
reaches Omaha. Lincolen, Nebraska City, 
St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth and Kan- 
sas City, connecting with the Union Pacific, 
Kansas Pacific and other Railroads running 
from those cities. 

Always go "By way of Burlington" and 
you wili be pure to be right. 
. The Burlington Route has admirably an- 
swered the question, "How to go West I" by 
the publication of a trutbfnl and Inter, sting 
document, filled with facts in regard to Time, 
Connections, Accommodations, rates of 
Fare, and otner interesting items and illus- 
trated by a large map, truthfully showing 
the whole West, which they distribute free 
of charge. Copies, and additional informa- 
tion can he obtained by addressing, General 
Passengter Agent. B- & M R R .Burlington, 




For Sale at (fits Office. 



tin Knaphntlc Dlaglott ; Or, Tbe .v-w 
Testament in Greek and English. Containing the 
Original Greek Text of the New Testament, with 
tatctlinearj Word-for-word English Translation. 
A work for Students In Theology, and S. S. 
Teachers. By Bkjjjami* Wilson. Price, $4. 

llHiul-Book lor Home Improvement: 

comprising "How to Writs," -'How to Talk" 
" How to Behave." and " How to do Bosinees," in 
oho vol., $2.35. Indispensable. 
Life at Home; or the Family and Its 

Mkmskrs.— Inclndlnff Husbands and Wives, Par- 
ents, Children. Brothers, sisters, Kmployere and 
Employed. The Altar io the House, cu. By 
Wm. Aikman. *l.Ri; 

Jin n In Vencait and In theology ; or Tbe 

Biblical Account of Man'* Creation tested by Sci- 
entific Theories of his Orirln and Antiquity. By 
J. P. Thompson. Fancy Cloth. $1.00. 

Blow to Koad tharaner. A new Illustra- 
ted Hand-l>ook of Phrenology and Physiognomy, 
for Students and Examiners, with a Chart for re- 
cording tbe sizes of the different Organs of the 
Brain, trr the Delineation o' Character, with up- 
wards of 17" Engravings. Muslin, jl .25. 

Wedlock ; or. the Right Relations of the Sexes. 
Disclosing the Laws of Conjugal Selection, aad 
showing who may and who may'iot raarry. ByS. 
R Weixs. $1.30: ^ 

Oratory— Sacred and Secular; er, the Ex- 
temporaneous Speaker. With Chairman's Guide 
for conductiHg Public Meetings according to tbe 
beat Pu; iiameiitan lorms. By \V. Pittinckk, $1.5U. 

£>»P'm Fables. The People's Pictorial Edition. 
Beautifully Illustrated with nearly Sixty Engrav- 
ings. Cloth, gilt, beveled board*. Only tl. 

The IJI-ht Word In the Right place. 

A New Pocket Dictionary and Reference Book. 
Embnicirur Synonyms, T«cb»ica! Terms, Abbr«vl 
atlons. Foreisfu Phrases. WritiDg for the Presi- 
Punctuation, ProofKeading, ana other Valua'... 
Information. Cloth, 75 cents. 
Any of the above scut by mail, post-paid, on re 
eiDt of uric. 

Nbad's Th«ologt, Poet Paid, 1.45 

" Wisdom & Power of God Post Paid 1.40 

Tbe Phrenological Journal, an 

Illustrated, First-class Family Magazine, 
devoted to tbe 'Science of Man" Subscrip- 
tion price, $3,00 a year . By a special ar- 
rangement we are enabled to offer the 
Phrenological Journal and Christian Fam- 
ily Companion together for $3,50 or with 
the Pious Youth for, $3,00. we commend 
the Journal to all who want a goad Fam ily 
Magazine, and who don't! 



Revised New Teal anient. 



$3.00 
2.50 



OCTAVO PICA TOTTIOTT. 

Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, 
Sheep Strong Binding, post paid, 

18 MO. BDITIOH. 

Plain Cloth Binding, post paid, $1.00 

Sheep Strang Binding, 1.95 

82 VO-, SUTO AT SCHOOL BDITCON. 25 

Tbe Song-Crowned King. — A new 

singing book set in character notes. 144 oc- 
tavo pages, bound in boards. New and «ld 
ttines. Price 60 cents.$6.00 per dozen. 
Compajjiok Volume 8,bound post paid, $8.7 
Reserved at the ofBce, 2.25 

New Hymn Books. 

PLAIN SHEEP Bl.VDlJfU. 

Out, pojff, ptyfc data, 0,75. 

12 oojies, poet pSfd, 6.W 



PLAIN ARABESQUE BINDING. 
One copy, post paid, 0.75 

12 copies, post paid, 8.50 

Turkey Morocco. 

One copy, post paid, 1.00 

Pe- dozen, 11.25 

German and English Plain Sheep 

One copy, poet pain, 1.06 

Per dozen 10.30 

Turkey Morocco, Geb. & Eng. 

One copy, post paid, 1.95 

Per dozen «J " 18.30 

PLAIN SINGLE GERMAN. 

One copy, post pain, .50 

Per doren .,. 5.50 

Tbe Christian Harp, containing 138 

cages of choice hymns set to music In char- 
acter notes • Price per single copy, post paid 
35 cents. $3.00 per dozen. 

B. S. ROLSWQER, 
Dale City, Somerset Co., Pa. 
Bbktbbbk's Encyclopedia. 91.70 
Treatise on Trine Immersion B. F. Moo- 
maw, prepaid, .75 
Debate on Immersion, Quinter A Snyder, 
Single copy, post paid, .75 
18 copies, by Express, 7.00 
Ploos Companion, 8. Klnsey , post paid, .45 
Browns Pocket Concordance, -60 
German & English Testaments, .75 

Jenkins' Vest-Pork et Lexicon 

an English Dictionary of all except familior 
words, omitting what everybody knows, and 
containing what everybody wants to know. 
Price 76 cents, postpaid. 

Certificates «fec. 

MarriageCertifieate, per los., postpaid, 0.30, 

CBRTcricATBa or membership. Per dos, 0.30 

| R ACTS. — Religious dialogue, 18 pages 

1 fivecents single copy; thirty cents ados. 

All orders should be accompanied with the 

money and the name of person, post-office, 

county and State written in unmistakable 

letters, and addressed to, 

H. R. HoLsoroa*. 

Dals Crrr, Pa. 



THE 



Christian Family Companion- 
is published every Tuesday, at $1.50 a year, 
by Henrj- B. Holsfcnger, who Is a member of 
the Church of the Brethren, sometimes knows 
ty the name of "German Baptists," and 
vulgarly or malickrasly called "Dvnkardt." 

The design of the work Is to advocate truth , 
expose error, and encourage the true Christian 
on his way to Zion. 

It assumes that the Mew Testament is the 
Will of God, and that no one can nave the 
promise of salvation without observing all its 
r«quiremcnt>, ; that among these are Faith, Re 
pentance, Prayer, Baptism by trine tamer 
sion, Feet Washing, tbe Lord's Supper, the 
Holy Communien/Charlty, Non -conformity to 
the world, and a foil resignation to the whole 
will of God as he has revealed it through his 
Son Jesus Christ. 

So much of the affairs of this world as may 
be thought necessary to t ha proper ©bservaoea 
of the signs of the times, at sucti as may tend 
to the moial, mental, or physical benefit of 
the Christian, w :'.'.bo published, thus remov- 
ing all occasion for coming into contact with 
the so called Literary or Political journals. 

Subscriptions may begin at aay time. 

For further particular* send for a epecimer 
number, enclosing'* etarnp. 




(I 




(22 



(fycmpmmu 



B* U. A. HOudLSdnaa 



" WuoHOf. .-r 10. riii "jn M-ipM m. comniatnl . 



4t«l f.o Per 



Volume VIII. 



DALE CITY, PA., TUESDYY. M \R 5, 1*72 



Number 10. 



For the Companion. 
FreMHtns Into the Kingdom. 

BY D. B. MENTZER. 

There are innumerable little occurrences in 
common lite which serve to remind the thought- 
ful of things that are spiritual. This life is full 
ot parables. They are unfolding continually, 
and the student of nature and human nature 
will observe many striking illustrations of things 
in the life of the Christian. 

Our blessed Savior when here among men, 
used many common things and incidents of this 
life to show torth the force of what he came to 
teach the people. Ou one occasion, he said : 
"The law and the prophets were until John, 
since that the kingdom of Heaven is preached, 
and every man presseth into it," He meant 
that the law of Moses consisting of offerings, and 
I icririces, and ordinances, and the me-sianic pre> 
dictions of the prophets, were allowed or valid 
until John, the Baptist, commenced preaching 
the Baptism ot Repentance, and the Advent of 
Christ, the S tviour of the world. At this point 
another order of things was instituted. The 
good news of the gospel were proclaimed, "the 
kingdom of heaven" was at hand, and he said : 
"Every man presseth into it." I think he meant 
every man who was ready for his coming, wil- 
ling to be taught the glorious Gospel of salva- 
tion. Such, however, were generally despised 
by the pharigaical Jews. The Jews were too 
stubborn to accept Je6us, and would have their 
own way. This shows their destitution of fel- 
lowship and communion with God whom they 
professed to serve. It they would have had true 
love to God, they would have received his S m. 
Jesus, whose acts and events of life on earth, ful- 
filled the very same prophecies which they, the 
Jews, read in their synagogues every Sabbath- 
day. But their hearts were too hard in formali- 
ty and in sin. 

Jesus spoke gracious words, made kind invi- 
tations, and taught nothing but that which was 
and is conducive to the highest, noblest, purest 
manner of life here, and a consequent happy, 



glorious life in th« world to come, lie proved 
his divinity at his baptism, and in the succeed- 
ing grand, supernatural its which 
transpired during his earthly career. When I 
read of him. and meditate on what he suid I 
did when on earth, I mast exclaim : S ir ly .) 
us. Thou art the Christ of Odd — my vie 
sufficient Savior. Who, who would not follow 
him ? None but stifF-neckc d Jews, and hard, 
world-bound sinners. Since Jesus was hire, 
millions have pressed into the kingdom — the 
militant kingdom or church on earth. Many 
are pressing into it in these day6. Many m 
thit k they are pressing into the kingdom of 
Christ, but we tear they mistake for, when the 
matter is tested by the Christian's Law-'t 
written by the inspiration of evangelists and 
apostles, we find tha't i 

and then only by One way — One Door — O 
Faith. Th- j m are. too mii-. 

is but One Will. lie brought but oi gpel 

to light in the revelation of Christ — the Gospel 
ot His Kingdom. We fear a great multitude; is 
pressing into a door where eventually, they must 
reap disappointment and remt If 

them of our fear in this resp. 
nounce the idea a* an uncharitable ■ 
have much love and r. .-p^ct for 
rea- 

who b- come 

careful Christians ought t< rx ! How we si ouM 
search tin; scriptures for the right and tri 
instead of doing 

loving man would teach us ! W 
into the ri^ht dour 

the commando) Jesus said, • • all 

things - iver 1 commanded you. M M 

28 : 19. While attending aui l«-t 
Meeting in Berks county, 1 was so mewl • 
cibly reminded of the subject of this 
The Brethren's entrance into the l» tent 

was long and narrow, and this . :;'rai . 
unusually well filled . 

to be served, more se a* noon u i 

time. Some persons in the rear ot the * . 



14G 



CHRISTIAN FAftfcLY COMPANION, 



would press toward the door. This was a paras 
ble, and in observing it I thought, if persons 
would press into the Kingdom of Christ to par- 
take of lood that perisheth not as they do atter 
these earthly comforts, what a vast number 
would be added to God's people. O ye who 
are feeding on fashion, pleasure, and the foul 
morsel of sin, come to Jesus. Come learn of 
Christ. In the Kingdom is peace, joy, humil 
ity, the Bread of Liie, the Water of Life, and 
the Hope of Heaven. Come, press into it, and 
be saved. "Many shall seek to enter and shall 
not be able." What a pity ! "Shall seek." 
Dear reader, if you are a professor of religion, 
be careful you do not be one of that number 
who "seek to enter in and shall not be able." 
Let us not be satisfied to go in the way our fa- 
thers went, or as the circumstances in life may 
incline us, but let us go in the way of God's 
commands and do them, and we shall inherit 
the promises, for the Lord is faithful in that He 
has promised. 

Waynesborough, Pa. 

Por tht Companion. 
How to Spend the Year. 

Happy it will be if you begin it, continue it, 
and end it with Christ for your best friend and 
helper. Happy it will be, if its days are filled 
with deeds of kindness, happiness, and love, all 
performed for the sake of him who went about 
doing good. Therefore work for Jesus : make 
this your chtef busintss. Try to win souls to 
him. Keep your hearts with all diligence ; for 
out of it are the issues of life and death. Conse- 
crate your time, your business, your pleasures, 
your all to Christ. Love the church ; sustain 
her ordinances ; pray for her peace and prosperi- 
ty ; work for her enlargement ; attend prayer- 
meetings ; join the Sabbath-schooh ; study the 
word. 

Every day do something for which yourself 
and others shall be the happier. Let no day 
pass without your thank-offering to the Master. 
Be watchful ; deny yourself ; bear the cross ; 
avoid evil ; help the poor ; care for strangers. 
You will gather your rich harvest when the king 
shall say unto you : "Well done, good and faith- 
ful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 

Then work on until he bids you rest from your 
labors. To one whose days are thus spent, 
death can have no terrors, since it will bring 



with it his coronation in that happy land. Are 
you ready for the message ? 

The old year is gone beyond your reach : its 
records you cannot change ; but the new year 
comps to you with a pure page for you to fill. 
What will you write thereon, Christ, or mam» 
mon ? life, or death ? The Master says : "Go 
work to day in my vineyard." He has much 
work for you to do. From every side comes the 
cry for help. As a servant of the Lord, find 
your work and do it. Happy is that man who 
seeks first the kingdom of God and his rights 
eousness. Happy is that man who has Jesus 
for his portion. Barbara Barchus. 

• Time. 

How fast it flies ! Soon it will be gone, and 
eternity will take its place. Can we keep pace 
with it 1 Do our actions correspond with our 
faith, and the time in which we live ] Do we 
economize our time, and give all we can; spare 
from other necessary duties of life to the cause 
of God, in doing good to others t or do we 
spend it in pleasuresseeking 1 in visiting ] or any 
way to please the carnal mind ] Do we realize 
that time is precious ? and every moment that 
is wasted, or not improved to the glory of God, 
is sinful in his sight, and will be brought into 
judgment ? If we partook of the spirit of our 
Master, who went about doing good, and who 
suffered with hunger and fatigue in ministering 
to the wants of others, our hearts would be in 
the work, and we should find no time to use un- 
necessarily for ourselves, but our hearts would 
yearn over those who have not the light of pres- 
ent truth. We should put forth a mightier ef- 
fort to get the truth before them. Oh ! that a 
deeper sense of the shortness of time, and our ao 
countability to God, might rest upon us. The 
great day of God's wrath hasteth greatly. Soon 
the great controversy with mankind will be clos- 
ed up. There is no time to spare. If we have 
any part to act in life's closing drama, we must 
be about it ; and while we may feel deeply hum- 
bled under a sense of our unworthiness and ina- 
bility to fill even the smallest place, we must 
not get discouraged, but do what we can. Oh ! 
may we obey the truth by living out all the 
light. Then shall we feel its sanctifying power 
resting upon us, which will fit us for our place 
wherever it may be. — Advent Review. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



u: 



For the Qompanion. 
••«lm is the l.nnl. Hun I should Obey his Voice ? 
Ex. 5 : •■£. 

This interrogation proceeded from the mouth of. 
the most cruel king upon the earth. He had a 
heart as hard as adamant. He inflicted upon 
his people the most grievous burdens. He 
lessened the facilities for the work to be accom- 
plished by his people, yet he requested the same 
amount of labor from them as before. Though 
all those scourges inflicted upon this people by 
their cruel king, their cries were heard by the , 
Lord, and he sent Moses and Aaron, his servants, 
to persuade the king to let the people Israel go, [ 
that they might hold a feast unto the Lord in j 
the wilderness. Then the king interrogates i 
them, "Who is the Lord, that I should obey his 
voiced' Though he was threatened with pes:i- \ 
lence and with sword, yet he would not hearken 
unto them, but made the burdens of the people, : 
Israel, more grievous to be born. But their 
cries were raised to God and he sends his ser* j 
vants to the king and plead him to let the peo- 
ple go, that they might serve the Lord in the ; 
wilderness. They wrought signs and wonders j 
in the presence of the king, turned the rivers j 
of water into blood. Plague upon plague was 
inflicted upon the Egyptians, yet the king harden- 
ed his heart and would not let the people Israel go. 
God sends his servant once more to the king 
and says, "About midnight will I go out into the ; 
midst of Egypt and all the firsteborn in the land 
of Egypt shall die." When this came to pass 
the king's heart was moved, and the language 
from him is, "Rise up, and get you forth from 
among my people, both ye and the children of i 
Isreal ; and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said."' j 
This cruel king would not hearken till "there 
was not a house where there was not one dead." 
This touched his heart, and he gave up and let | 
others go and serve the Lord, but he and his i 
host lingered without the camp, and were finally 
destroyed. 

How many are to-day lingering without the 
camp, consenting that others may go and serve 
God, but they will not go, and hence must per- ; 
ish if they do not ! "Who is the Lord, that I ! 
should obey his voice V How many after medi- 
tating upon the sacred word as hearing it 
preached to them, are led to ask this question \ 
Yet they will not obey, but stifle those holy 
feelings, the operation of the Holv Spirit, antil ' 



their heart grows hard and they are left without 
the camp to perish by their crimes. Some ;tr. 
led to the foot of the cross by the lirst framing ; 
others may be warned time and again, yet will 
not come. Some will not come until the Lord 
calls a companion, brother, sister, or a dear little 
olive plant from the family, to direct their minds 
heavenward. Then the cry is "who is the Lord, 
that I should obey P' The Lord is your Bene<< 
factor; he is gracious and full of companion, if 
you come unto him. he will in no wise cast you 
away. O how many will say like David? "My 
voice shalt thou hear iu the morning, O Lord ; 
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto 
thee, and will look up." Let us look up to 
God, to God our exceeding j jy. Let us heark- 
en to the voice of God and obey it. "If any man 
hear ray voice,and open the door, I will come in to 
him,and will sup with him and he with me." Here 
we have the pleasing promise of God's presence 
with us if we hear his voice ? To-day if you 
hear his voice, harden not your hearts." Then 
let us all ask the question, "Who is the Loid, 
that I should obey his voice." The voice of 
God is his word. Then let us obey his voice 
in all things whatsoever he has cammanded us, 
that we may all be able to stand in the 
great day. 

S. T. Bos&sman. 
Dunkirk, 0. 

A merchant who, from being a very poor bey. 
had risen to wealth and renown, was once 
asked by* an intimate friend to what he attribu- 
ted his success in life. '-To prompt ami steady 
obedier.ee to my parents," was the reply. 'Tn 
the midst of many bad examples of youths of my 
own age, I was always able to yield a ready sub- 
mission to the will of my father and mother, 
and I firmily believe that a blessing has, in con- 
sequence, rested upon me and upon all my 
efforts. 



' It is not disgraceful to any one who is poor to 
confess his poverty ; but the not exerting one's 
self to escape poverty is disgraceful. 

Hk that presumeth to understand everything, 
is thought to be ignorant in all things. 

Navctifieo afflictions are spiritual promotions. 



148 



OHIUSTIAN FAMILY COMPANION 



For the Companion. 
Unlversallsm not ol Cod. Xo. 1. 

It will be our design iD this, to try 
to show the great design of Christ's 
mission on earth. It is true, as stat- 
ed upon former occasions, that Christ 
came, as he said himself, "not to call 
the righteous, but sinners to repent- 
ance." He came into the world, "not 
to condemn the world ; but that the 
world through him might be saved." 
"He came uuto his own, and his own 
received him not. But as many as 
received him, to them gave he power 
to become the sons of God." 

We do strongly maintain that 
Christ came into the world to set up 
a visible kingdom, or, in other words, 
to establish his Church. And if he 
came to establish the Christian 
Church, as we are plainly taught he 
did, I maintain that he made a tangi- 
ble, visible mark, by which it could 
be distinguished from the world. 

We read in the prophecy of Daniel 
of the setting up of a kingdom by the 
God of heaven, which shall never be 
destroyed. And it was, according to 
prophecy, to be set up in the days of 
the fourth universal empire; which 
was fulfilled by the comiug of the Son 
of God, the babe in Bethlehem. We 
hear the words of Zacbariah, when 
rejoicing that the full time had come : 
"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel ; 
for he hath washed and redeemed his 
people, and hath raised up a horn of 
salvation for us in the house of his 
servant David ; and as he spake by 
the mouth of his holy prophets, which 
have been siuee the world began: 
hat We should be, saved from our ene- 
mies.and from the hand of all that hate 
us ; to perform the mercy promised 
to our fathers, and to remember bis 
holy covenant, the oath which he 
Bware to our father Abraham. * * * 
And thou, child, shalt be called the 
prophet ot the highest; for thou shalt 
go before the face of the Lord to pre- 
pare his ways " 

Next we hear a declaration from 
the great harbinger himself, saying, 
"I am the voice of one crying in the 
wilderness, Prepare ye the way of 
the Lord, make h ; s paths straight." 
O, Universalist ! why did the great 
harbinger say, " Mako his paths 
Straight," if your doctrine be true ? 

We find the King himself was born 
in Bethlehem, (see Matt. 2: 5,) "And 
thou Bethlehem, in-the land of Juda, 
art not the least among the princes 
of «Kqda- : for owt of thee sbflfi t»m'0 a 



Govi rnor that shall rule my people 
Israel." Here we Bee the term "Gov- 
ernor," and the sentence, "He shall 
rule." We understand the term 
"governor" to mean, a ruler, or, in 
other words, one who dictates how 
the governed shall do. But accord- 
ing to the doctrine of Uuiversalists, 
all will be saved whether they are 
governed or not. But this Governor 
upon a certain occasion positively de- 
clares that his kingdom is not of this 
world. But he institutes certaiu 
laws in his kingdom, by which his 
subjects are to be governed, and 
which the world does not engage. 
Yes, he posiiively declares to a cer- 
tain Nicodemus low to enter his 
kingdom : "Except a man be born of 
water, and of the Spirit, he cannot 
enter into the kingdom of God." John 
3:5. How is it, Universalist, that 
you and the King of Kings so widely 
differ ? 

The prophet Daniel declared that 
the God of heaven should set up a 
kingdom, which should never be de- 
stroyed ; and the kingdom should not. 
be left to other people, — no change io 
the character of its citizens, or iue tu- 
bers, — and it should stand forever 
and ever. The Savior also declares, 
"Upon this^ Rock will I build my 
Church, and the gates of bell sfeall 
not prevail against it." It is the bum- 
ble opinion of the unworthy writer, 
that Christ's kingdom, or Church, 
has existed and will exist eutire and 
uncbaugable : no change in its laws ; 
as he ordained it, so will it go on 
more, and still more gloriously, until 
it shall have redeemed its precious 
jewels and filled the entire earth, and 
restored the sceptie-of its loyalty to 
the bands of the King of Peace. 
When be "shall de.-cend from heaven 
with a shout,, with the voice of the 
archangel, and with the trump of 
God ;" yea, when he shall, as said in 
another place, descend from heaven 
in flaming fire with bis mighty 
angels, "taking vengeance ou them 
that know not God, aud tbat obey 
not the gospel of our Lord Jesus 
Christ." 

Universalist, what will you do 
with the language just quoted ? The 
prophet Jeremiah, iu 3peaking of the 
new covenant, — we think he bad ref- 
erence to Christ's setting up of bis 
kingdom, or, in other words, bis es- 
tablishing his Church on earth, — 
"Behold the days come, saith the 
I/ord, when I will nralre a rorw «?v«*. 



nant with the house of Israel and the 
house of JuGah : not according to the 
covenant that I made with their 
fathers in the day when I took them 
by the hand aud led them out of 
the laud of Egypt; because they con- 
tinued not in my covenant." The 
King of Peace descends to earth, to 
fulfill tbe promise of the Father by 
delivering the covenant to the child- 
ren of men. He set it up by tbe di- 
rection of God the eternal Father; 
and set it up in order that its laws 
must be obeyed. I understand the 
very term covenant to be a condition. 
Ye^-, friendly reader, Christ came to 
deliver a law ; aud tbat law must be 
obeyed, if we expect to share the 
glory of his presence aud the rich 
prowsious of bis kingdom. O fellow 
traveler in the household of faith, is 
it not heart rending to see our fellow- 
men inculcate a doctriue gotten up by 
tbe wayside, a seed sown by tbe 
devil and Satan. While we write 
upou those solemn reflections, we are 
aware of the fact that should this 
come before the eyes of those who 
vindicate Uhiversalism, it will be 
offensive to toeru : vts, unwelcome 
truth ; but we do it in the spirit of 
lovu- aud in the fear of God: "Know- 
ing the terror of the Lord we per- 
suade men," suys the apostle. 

I believe tbat it is admitted by all, 
so far as my acquaintance is con- 
cerned, tbat a oneness should txist 
ou earth, and tbat a unity ol the 
Christian faith is of the highest im- 
portance. This is what the Savior 
prayed for in bis ardent devotions to 
his heavenly Fathtr, John IT : -0, 21, 
•Neither pray I for tbe:-e alone, but 
them also which shall believe ou me 
through their word, that they all 
may be one; as thou, Father, art in 
me, aud I iu th< e, that they also may 
be one in us; that the world may be- 
lieve that thou hast sent me." And 
now, fellow-citizens in tbe common- 
wealth of Israel and the household of 
faith, if all professors of religion could 
be one — be in tbe unity of the faith 
of the gospel, as Christ hath delivered 
it — there would not exist so many 
faiths gotten up by tbe wayside, 
through the iufluence of Satan, as tbe 
car of everlasting truth bath hauled 
her banuers onward from generation 
to generation. If Christ appointed 
any externals in his Church, we are 
compelled to conclude tbat he fixed 
tbe most important ones; and to say 
he did not, is impeaching h$s nn 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



L4t> 



bounded wisdom. The government 
of his Cbarcb is I important 

of si I externals, from everv coneeiv- 
able eoaoideratioD. He mast then 
appointed it b* {jiving principles 
that would determine it, 01 
pattern or example; which he dH on 
the evening of hia betrayal ; for be 
said, "If I then, your Lord and Mas- 
ter, have washed your feet, ye also 
ought to wash one another's feet ; for 
I have given you an example, that ye 
should do as I have done to you." 
It would not only be an impeachment 
of his eternal wisdom to suppose that 
he left the earth without appointing 
laws, or ordin noes, in his kingdom, 
for the observance of man, but it 
would reflect upon his goodness and 
dignity. And if he left us without a 
chart, or map, to follow his steps, we 
are of all meu iu this a^e most miser- 
able, and he has no kingdom ; for the 
term kingdom implies three partic- 
ulars: first, a kimr ; second, a law; 
third, and lastly, subject* 

Mao Is so constructed, that he, in 
the flesh, with all his fallible temper- 
aments, is compelled to have a law 
by which he is to be governed- Na- 
ture itself is governed by laws. The 
beast of the forest has laws that 
nature has given it, by which it is 
eroed. And we say again that if 
Christ's kingdom has no external 
laws by which his subjects are to be 
governed, he has no kingdom here. 

No one tbiug so determines the 
destiny of a nation, or community, as 
its irovernmeut. A good government 
will conduct a nation to prosperity, 
and secure the welfare and happiness 
of all its subjects ; while a bad gov- 
ernment will, sooner jot later, over- 
whelm it in ruin, and entail wretch- j 
edness, misery and woe. O Uni- 
versalist ! where is your government, ' 
upon which you base your hopes ''. 
Verily, we thLk, you have none ; and 
if you have, we fear that it will crum- 
ble and totter down, if not soon, r, 
"when the Lord Jesus shall be re- 
vealed from heaven with his mighty 
angels in Burning fire, taking ve - 
geance on them that know not G 
aud that obey not the gospel of our 
Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be 
punished with everlasting destruction 
from the presence Of the Lord, and 
from the glorv of his power." _' 
Tbess 1 : 7-9. * 

No nation or community can be 
truly prosperous with au ttt-regotata d 



If we consider its authenti- 
city, no other pages have survived 
the lapse of time that can be com- 
pared with it. If we examine its au- 
thority — for it speaks as never man 
spake — we discover thai it came from 

en, in vision and prophecy, un- 
uction of Him who is Cre- 

■T all things, and the giver of 
every good and perfect gift. If wo 



. eminent. There is not anything 
in tht! world i on- 

line throughout the whole life of 
man than is a law or discipline. If 
t!i<' bead of a family have DO d 

ildren, he is sun 
e a rude and reckless family. We 
air well acquainted with a fan. 
who was brought up without a well 
regulated discipline, and we can tes- 
tify of a truth, with all the evidence reflect on its truths, they are lovely 

■ that might be demanded, that it is a and spotless, sublime and holy as 
miserable family indeed. We will God himself; unchangeable as his 

: not personate here, but one of that i uature, durable as his righteous do- 
family is arrested once in awhile, for minion, and versatile as the moral 
his rudeness. And as stated before, condition of mankind. If we regard 
if Christ has no discipline for the j the value of its treasures, we must 
government of his subjects, his king- estimate them by the enduring per- 
dom cannot stand. But hark, Uni- ' t fection and supreme felicity of an 
versalist, the Savior said, "A kingdom i eternal kingdom. If we inquire 
divided again>t itself cannot stand;" who are the men that have recorded 

I and Christ's kingdom is not thus di- j its truths, vindicated its rights, and 
vided as you will have it. Yes, we : illustrated the excellence of its 
have a discipline originated in the Lscheme, from the depths of ages and 

! celestial courts of heaven, and handed ' from the living world, lrom the conti- 



to U8 by the hands of the babe of 
Bethlehem ; aud that discipline must 
be obeyed ; if we be subjects of hi> 

kingi >ur discipline close.- with 

the following words: "And if any 
man shall take away from the words 
of the book of this prop; . I 
shall lake away his ]>trt out of the 
book of lite, and out of the holy city, 
and from the things which are writ- 
ten In this book." 

A. St.u.nakeb. 
(To be Continued.) 



1'orthe Companion. 
Wisdom. 



sent and the isles of the sea, comes 
forth the answer: "The patriarch 
aud the prophet, the evangelist and 
the martyr." And if, raising our 
eyes from time to eternity, from the 
world of mortals to the world of juBt 
men made perfect, from the visible 
creation, marvelous, beautiful and 
glorious hs it is, to the invisible crea- 
tiou of angels and seraphs, from the 
footstool of God to the throne of God 
himself, aud ask, What are the bless - * 
iugs that flow lrom this single vol- 
ume? I say, let the question be an- 
swered by the pen of the evangelist, 
the harp of the prophet, and records 
of the book of life. Such is the best 



It is generally said, "much reading ()f boyks lbe vvor , d bmj ever a( } iu j r<id . 
akea wise men." But there are two ; Bach ,, ip D0 blest that -nan has ever 



m 

kinds of wisdom — worldly wisdom 
aud heavenly w is iom ; and it is said 
in God's word that worldly wisdom 
is foolishness to the sight of God. 
But we are to read that we may be- 
come wise. We should try to obtain 
that heavenly wisdom ; aud in order 
to do this we must rend tre Bible, 
the " Book of Books." It is the best 
book that the world has ever seen — 
the noblest that has ever honored 
acd dignified the language of mor- 
tal-. If we look into its antiquity w» 
aiscaver a title Jo our veneration, un- 
rivaled i:i the history of literature. 
If we have respect to its evidences, 
they are found in the testimony of 
miracle and prophecy ; in the minis- 
try of man, of nature, and of a' 
vea, even of "God manifest in the 



adopted as a guide. 1 ou may read 
all the writings and the books of 
the present and enlightened age; you 
may peruse all the writings of philos- 
ophers, and all the wise men the 
j world has ever known or heard of, 
I you can not gain the heavenly wisdom 
! which may be learned in the Bible ; 
! that wisdom that will last through 
i all the ceaseless ages of eternity. 
Read your Bible, then, for it will 
j make you wise unto salvation. 

M. II. Meyers, 
esvffle, Pa. 

l.ovr reposes at the bottom of pure 
like a drop of dew in the chal- 
ice of a Bower. 



CI 



ClBUSTiAK Js'AMilA COJAl'AfUOfl 



For the Companion. 
Spiritual Leprosy. 

And It came to pass, when he wag in a 
certain city, behold, a man full of leprosy , 
who seeing Jesus, fe.ll on his face, and be- 
sought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou 
canst make me '-lean. And he put forth his 
hand, and touched him, saying, 1 will; bo 
thou clean. And immediately the leprosy 
departed from him. Luke 5 : 12, 13. 

Thejeprosy was :i cutaneous disease ; 
and it appears that in an early day, it 
was very eoininon among the people. 
We also find that it existed among the 
Children of Israel- Those that were 
affected with the disease were counted 
unclean, and had to be separated from 
the congregation until they were cured. 
According to the law of Moses, there was 
only one remedy that would affect a cure, 
and that had to be applied precisely as 
directed from the Lord ; if it was not, the 
cure was not effectual; and if not healed. 
they could in go case « liter into the con- 
gregation. 

We read <if a ea ;e of leprosy in 2 
Kings, 5th ^chapter — a man named Naa 
mas, captain of the host of Syria— who 
had a great desire to be cured ; but, as a 
great many more, would like to have it 
done according to his own way of think- 
ing. And when Elisha had told him the 
remedy— "Go and wash seveu times in the 
Jordan'' — we find that he was wroth, aud 
xiid, "'Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of 
Damascus, better than all the waters in 
Israel.'' may I not wash in them, and be 
clean? So he turned and went away in 
a rage." But his servant entreated him 
to go. He therefore went and washed, 
as directed by the man of God, and, be- 
hold, he was clean. Just so, sinner, you 
mast come in order to be cleansed of 3'our 
spiritual leprosy, which, if not cured, 
will perhaps sink you lower than the 
grave, to a place where there is darkness 
and woe forever. Think, O sinner, think 
how unclean you are ! For one moment 
take a view in thy heart. Behold, what 
uncleanncss ! With that heart you can 
never come where God and his Christ 
are. Polluted with all manner of wick- 
edness ; polluted with all manner of un- 
cleanncss; polluted with all manner of 
filthiness. dreadful condition to be 
in ! But, thank God, there is a remedy 
which, if you use it. will cleanse you and 
make you clean. There is balm in Gilead 
to heal all your bruises and putrefying 
sores. There is a Savior who can cleanse 
from ad unrighteousness. But iu order 
for you to be cleansed, you must comply 
with the prescriptions laid down by the 
Lord Jesus Christ in his word, and those 
are to be observed to the very letter. 
Methinks I can see, by the eye of faith. 
Naaman in Jordan obeying the com- 
mands of the inspired prophet. But, 
dear sinner, he was not cleansed by dip- 
ping himself once in Jordan ; neither by 
twice, nor by thrice ; but when he dipped 
himself seven times, which was the word 
of the Lord, that performed the cure. 
I do not. for a moment, think, that there 



was any more virtue in the water of the 
river Jordan, than there was in the 
waters of Abana and Pharpar; but the 
word of the Lord had to be fulfilled, and 
then it had its desired effect. In order 
that you. my dear reader, maybe made a 
fit subject for the kingdom of heaven, 
you need a washing of regeneration, and 
to obey the commands of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, as it is written by the holy apos- 
ties. But you cannot enter into its heal- 
ing virtues, unless you exercise faith in 
the word ; that is, believe, and then enter 
in by obeying the commands. That will 
not only lead you into the waters of puri- 
fication, but it will be an answer of a good 
conscience toward God. 

If you obey the Lord, you can rest as- 
sured that you will come out a clean 
person — a fit subject for the kingdom; 
and oh, what a different state of things; 
a clean man made from a filthy man, a 
sinner into a righteous man, a degraded 
man into a man of respect and virtue ; 
and besides that, you can rejoice in your 
new birth, tor Jesus says, '\Except anian 
be born of water and of the Spirit, he 
cannot enter the kingdom of heaven." 
But you need not rejoice alone ; the 
angels in heaven rejoice to see yju made 
happy in the Lord and on your road to 
heaven. Oh, who would not be in the 
service of the Lord ! What joy, what 
peace, what consolation, what a prospect 
of a hereafter enjoyment with the Lord 
in glory ! Dear reader, give yourself a 
card'ul examination ; and if you find that 
you are affected with the loathsome dis- 
ease, get to work at once and have 
yourself delivered from it while you have 
time, place ard opportunity — while 
there's mercy to be found, and pardon 



given. More anon. 



D. B. CONDRIE. 



For the Companion. 
Blessed tire they that Mourn lor 
they shall be Comforted. 

Every crumb of the bread of life acts 
like a charm upon the soul , though all 
that feast upon it and live by it, may not 
be conscious at all times of a cause to 
mourn ; yet the glorious promise to the 
mourner affords a soul reviving food. 

Mourning, in order to be followed by 
the blessing of God, must be an unalter- 
able reality. The wearing of mourning 
apparel alone will no more insure God's 
blessing than the wearing of modest ap- 
parel without other necessary require- 
ments will merit God's approval. 

The soul that has never been con- 
scious of a cause to lament cannot of 
itself become an heir of the comforts 
that will surely be enjoyed by the real 
mourner. A sufficient cause, however, f 
always exists to supply all that desire to 
be comforted with the enjoyments which 
the Savior has promised. The poor, 
lone widow, sitting with a broken heart 
by the side of her little children, who 
like little unfledged bird*, open their 
mouths to receive food which uone but 



a parent such as they have lost can give 
them, is an object of real mourning. 
The poor orphan that is thrust out upon 
the charity of a cold,, regardless world; 
in whose mind the disadvantages and 
dangers of such a condition are gradu- 
ally developed, is an example of the char- 
acters to which Christ referred when 
speaking of mourners that should be 
blessed. But the same lamenting emo- 
tion of the mind is also experienced by 
every true follower of the meek and low- 
ly Jesus. Gayety flies away at the ap- 
proaching thought of how many fellow 
beings feel death in each moment. Pride, 
licentiousness, cruelty and riotous, 
wastefulness vanish at the thought of 
the innumerable ills that make this world a 
vale of tears. The sufferings and the 
fate of humanity furnish sufficient ma- 
terial to kindle a flame that will burn up 
all giddy mirth in the heart of every 
christian. 

It has pleased God in His goodness 
and wisdom, to bestow blessings, in an 
eternal world, not upon those who are 
surrounded in this world by pleasure, 
power, and affluence but upon the poor 
of this world, who are rich in faith to- 
ward God, upon the real mourner. It 
has also pleased Him to send His Son in 
the person of Christ to proclaim His will 
to the children of men. which He did. 

Bointing out distinctively those whom 
le had chosen heirs of his kingdom. 
And not only so, but He has also given 
directions by which all men may become 
heirs, joint-heirs with those who were 
predestinated, foreordained, to be His 
children if they will. Blessed be His 
name forever more. J. B. Garver. 
SIrirleysburg, Pa. 

For the Companion. 
Letter ot Condolence. 

Wm. Flickinger. — My dear brother- 
in-law, of both Christian a7id ciit'l : — It 
is through a strong feeling of mutual 
sensibility and christian affection, that 
I address you at this time of deep gloom 
and sorrow on your part. In the death 
of your dear companion, your have re- 
alized how closely two that have the 
same objects m view, whether of a re- 
ligious or secular nature, mcy be allied 
together; and, indeed, we cannot know 
the very excellent qualities of one so 
dear, until we pass through an ordeal as 
thou have lately passed through. Per- 
haps, last upon the list of subjects for 
meditations, on the first day of January 
1S72, was the thought, that you and 
your dear companion in life would so 
soon in the presnnt year bid a long and 
lasting farewell, as it whs yours to do. 
Yet, my dear brother, nothing could you 
look for when you started out in life to- 
gether short of this, that one of ycu 
would have to lead off to pass through 
the dark i ortals of death. And as it 
has pleased Him who seals the destiny of 
all the living, to strike the rod of affliction 
upon you and your family, you should 



C HRISTIA N FAMILY COMPANION. 






by no means give yourself over to too I companion Pen 
mud, sorrowing .ad lamenting, leal you Amen. Vri - " l( ™ fiSlSFfa 
reautoinurmiirings, and thereby destroy Christ " 5 y °n C J, '" 

the beautil.il lesson that God wishes to Dad 
import nut., us, that Be is tei 

of persons; that whether our prospects 
For the future are great or not bo great; 
that whether wo have much of this 
s Roods or not. whether we make 



> (-. — - . . ••■it in-, i .< . in,!**- 

calculations and lav plan-i of a greater or 
les.suMi.enitudf,in which man and wife may 
mutually enjoy themselves together in 
those things with which God may bless 



*'or the Companion. 
Vain Speculations. 
There are a great many people in 
the present age of the world who get 
up iuto the tree of curiosity and spec- 
ulation to see Christ, and get n view 



- ■•»•■ uuu iiui\ uiuna i — ••■••*»i« w otu \_/uiiai, mid get a View 

them temporally or spiritually an.l a, to f at his divine character and attributes- 
how they intend doing with tho.vdear Thev ask a thoiminrt rm,l .• 
httU ones with which Cod has blessed nboi ft Ills divin? 1 ? ,n T" U °" 
them, ffeean, with one stroke of his , ,lls < ! lwli - 1 about God's power 
mightyarm, frustrate all plane by cutting j * overei *oty * = 1 tho eternal laws 
..-s.indcr the Ufe string of either wift or an ' 1 decrees; they roason and pbilos- 
hu.-tHi,„l what your plans mutually were "plii'A and hang on to tho outside 
tortnefuture I know not, yet one thing l«mb« of a great sjcarn.ro: but tbev 
3fn» n,;''; 10 ' 1 throu -- ' » meason^er trav- ' most come down from that and cost 

lations if they would be saved, and 



tor were broken up and severed between 
you and your dearest one. How solemn 
the sentence, .V 7 wife died at fa teU- 
ingaa it once, that what Ood joins to- 
gether he can separate again without vio- 
lating any written law. The eye, the 
oar. yea. all the avenues of oommunica 



come unto the knowledge of the truth 
as it is in Christ Jesus, for we cannot 
bo saved as philosophers, but as little 
children and bumble followers of the 
meek and lowly Lamb of God, who 
gave himself for us We cannot o-o 



tion are closed and Tstified in 1 eat Vt f T "' , ' f U8 We canDot go 
there is a atill, yet powerftl emotion of i 1° b 5, aven bj the , *'«* of Atbe "s. but 
the sopl, that brings op before us some of y tbe . wa ^ of Bethlehem. What 

(he rii-niiufnl ^.1,.,.-.,. ......: ■: . . c 1 , matters it whnam />Uo..^..i _» . , 



• he beautiful characteristics ofloved njattt>r3 't who are chosen und elected 
ones. \\ e often think of their laudable t0 be saved, when it is declared in the 
qualities and then welt away in a flood of volume of inspiration, that "e\cent 

upon you commensurate with the wounds - v tben be perplexed about the 

inflicted upon you and your dear family j w ay that Bin came .into the world 
lot deportment of your dear companion ! wben the great question is, how Bhalj 
•h»™„ i I natu L re tha ^ ie * ives - V0l > we « et 6iQ driv en out of our breasts 

£ffi& StfBJ t&Sr I ? ow . mw s tbere ■? wbo *«"5 

try so bright and so fair Console Zr'- I T ' D "i' 1 ' 1 -^^ aDd reIi S iou « *Pecu- 

iu the thought, that it was God's I , ns wLen tbe P ath to be&xea is 

divine pleasure to so deal with you, and ' 80 pIalu that a wayfaring man though 

f .ut Cod can open a way unt»» von l a f ° o1 . nee d not err therein : and vet 

n* re day. or ,.r m09 t, veaix, and von if • b ?, oh Mn «»8aarj arguments an 



J* re day. or at m09 t, vears. and vou if 7 8 n- uuneco * SUI T arguments an 
found faithful, .shall again join your loved i unw,, " n S°e88 of mindtoobev, in full, 
ofietor whom you now mourn ."and more the re au'renients of the Gospel of 
than tins, the little daughter already Christ - Suppose that goin- toward 
^...o over and with all the disembodied the Pacific slope, I had resolved that 

way to the great sorrow of life It was I T ent ° Ut t0 huQt tne S rizzI 7 bears 
u.y (,od that did all this. Say with I f Le g riz z'j bears would come out to 
j-ob. -Blessed be the name of God." nont me. Here is a plain road to 



oul to bunt them, and so tbev 
K. member that we must re- 
celre the kingdom of God In slmpll 

'•'ty of heart for it la mitten in 'he 

"f holy truth, that I 
repent and become as little children 
we shall in no wise enter therein 
we must be willing to follow and 
obey Chn.-t our leader in all thing, 
through evil SB well a« good report' 
and for b!s sake to ea*t aside all ton 
vam and fruitless theories sad ii 

entertsined by hypocriticsl 
iscting the way to life 
and salvation. 

William Pennington was one oi 

the wisest men in this country, and 

, Governor of his own State, and'after- 

, wards speaker of the IIon„o of K ep . 

, resentatives, yet when God called 

him to be a Christian he went in and 

sat down among some children that 

were applying for churrhmembership 

and said to his pastor: "Talk to me 

JUSt as you do to these children, for 

! I koow nothing about it. 

There is no need of bothering our 
selves about mysteries when there 
, are so many things that are plain and 
easily to be understood, if there is a 
willingness of heart to obey tbe some 
It is evidently ignoring the principles 
of the divine law to entertain such 
foolish and irrational ideas and theo- 
ries respecting the plan of salvation 
When the same is revealed in as plain 
and unmistakable language as could 
be devised. It Is a stultification of 
religious truths to adopt such theo- 
ries as have no foundation in divine 
revelation. Yet what will men not 
do to be saved aside from tbe plan 
proposed to him in the teachings of 
God's sacred word: He is alwa\> 
more willing to adopt his own foolish 
ideas, and fabrications than tbe teach- 
ings of the law of life, which is in 
Christ Jesua Nevertheless a con- 
tinuance in such a course will event- 
ually prove his disapprobation in the 
sight of him to whom he must lender 
strict account, for bis work and con- 
duct iu the present life. 

S. K. SlIELLABEROER. 



A loving heart and a pleasant 
countenance are commodities which 
a man should never fail to take home 
with bim. 



loucau not escape .from anxiety 
and labor; it is the d'est:ny of hu- 
manitv. 



162 



OHKISTIAJN FAMILY COMPANION. 



For tbe Companion. 
HcniHU Sympathy. 
thy, ufl defined by a lexicog 

rapher, means fellow feeling ; feeling 
mutual sensibility.; having mutual 
We are so peculiarly con- 
structed, bo sensitively created, i bat 
we need a great deal of sympathy 
from our fellow creatures, in order 
that we may fight tbe battles of life 
successfully, and that we mar wade 
through tbe great deep of adversity, 
in any and every form that it may 
come to us, and not be "swallowed 
up of overmuch sorrow," The bus- 
needs ihe tender sympathy of 
bis wife, when laboring and toiling 
day after day, and week after week, 
to support his family ; after denying 
himself many of the comforts of life, 
in order that the family may be tbe 
better provided for, both mentally and 
physically. The wife needs the lov- 
ing* sympathy of her husband to sup- 1 
port and cheer her iu her monotonous 
and laborious duties. She, as the 
weaker vessel, (which is so readily 
accerdited to her,) needs much sym- ! 
paihy, aud if she receives it from him 
who made a solemn promise before 
God and witnesses that be would 
cherish and protect her; it strength- 
ens her, comforts her, briugs her up, 
in short does her more good than if | 
received from any other source. She j 
often taxed beyond her strength,] 
in tbe eadeavor to rightfully fill the 
place of wife and mother; often at the 
expense of health. Her cares and 
trials arc numerous and often se- 
vere; her duties arduous and unend- 
ing. Sometimes she feels almost like 
sinkingundertheaccuinulaticg weight 
of domestic cares, when a kind sym- 
pathetic word from her husband 
drives the gathering cloud from her 
Brow, and causes tier to feel a seren- 
ity of soul, akin to heavenly felicity, 
which will enable her to press for- 
ward again with redoubled diligence, 
and overcome all difficulties imag- 
inary or real. The smile will again 
come back to her face, domestic peace 
and harmony will again reign in the 
household, and all for one encourag- 
ing sympathizing word. 

"A Ht«le word in kindness spoken, 

A mo. ion, or a tear, 
Will often heal a heart that's broker, 

Ana Kiske a friend sincere. " 

Parents need the sympathy of their 
children; children of their parents. 
Even the littk innoeent prattler has 
its cares nnd trouble* which will at 



times cloud the usually serene and 
sunny brow, it will be distressed and 
sad, not knowing how to extricate 
itself freui tbe difficulty; when a 
cheery sympathetic word from a kind 
father, or loving mother, and tbe little 
assistance giveu, that may be needed, 
all will again be smiles and loving 
caresses. Brothers and sisters need 
each other's sympathy ; friends and 
neighbors. The Christain needs the 
jhe sympathy of his fellow Chris- 
tian, each has trials and temptations 
the other knows nothing of. There 
is no Christian so happy, none whoee 
way is so smooth and clear that he 
can say truthfully, I need not the 
sympathy or assistance of any one ; 
I can get along very well without it : 
Sickness may come, death visit his 
family, a loved one is taken away by 
the fell destroyer. O then is when 
sympathy is needed If ever we need 
it in this life it is when our hearts 
are lacerated and bleeding, caused by 
tbe struggle we necessarily have to 
undergo in relinquishing our claim to 
that dear child, to that dear friend, to 
another's claim, oue that is stronger 
than we. Ah, Christian friends, 
ministers, bVethren and sisters, here 
is where we should be very careful, 
when the heart is submerged in sor- 
row caused by sore bereavement. 
how it needs that oil and wine to be 
poured into it by some good Samari- 
tan. Then if some unfeeling priest or 
levite passes by -and turns the 



duous duties. The members shonld 
all be Aarons and Ilurs. The mem- 
bers need the sympathy of the paBtor. 
Aud does not the unconverted need 
sympathy? Ah! yes, they need the 
sympathy of every Christ-loving, 
cross-bearing Christian. Let the 
Christian show the unconverted, by 
his deportment to him in every re- 
spect that be is interested in his wel- 
fare, and feels a deep concern for the 
salvation of his never-dy*og soul, and 
much more good can be accomplished 
than by a "Stand off I am better than 
thou" demeanor towards him. In 
short we all, all need the warm un- 
selfish sympathy of each other, in 
order that we may make sure work 
for heaven and happiness. Jesus the 
great pbsician of our souls has a deep, 
tender, aud an abiding sympathy lor 
us. 

*" Yesj for me, for me he ca<-eth, 

With a brother's tender care ; 

Yes, with me, with me be shareth 

Every burd-n every fear. 
Yes, for me he staade h pleading, 
At the mercy seat above. 
Ever for me iDtereeding, 
Constant in untiring love." 

L. L. ToMBACGH. 

Scenery Hill, Pa. 



For the Companion. 
Marriage In Its True Signiflca* 
tluu, No. 2. 

" For what purpose was marriage au- 
thorized?" Ai the Creator of the uni- 
verse is so merciful and kind, that he 
cold I always has the good of his creatures in 



shoulder toward us, and when in a 
paroxyistn of grief some of the many 
ways in which the loved one will be 
missed be spoken of, and receive 
something cold unsympathetic in re- 
turn, some hint perhaps (that some 
are so prolific of) that we are receiv- 



view, I conclude, that he ordained the 
union of one woman to one man during 
life, in order to secure to themselves the 
greatest amount of happiness, and the 
greatest possible advantage to their chil- 
dren. He created them male and fe- 
male in order that the3' might. multiply, 
and replenish the earth. ' In their ini- 



malo created he them, and God blessed 
them. And God said unto them, Be 
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the 
earth." Gen. 1:27,28. Thus he cre- 
ated them male and female, and located 
in the brain of each an organ that would 
prompt each to naturally love and be 
I this drawn to the other, as also another or- 
to chide I ? an ' D *' tm3 eserc ' f:e of which both would 



iDff no greater scourging than we de- j »g« °f God created ho him, male and fe 
serve, or that we are not very well 
prepared to follow those who have 
died happy. We are all willing to 
admit our delinquency in duty, will- 
ing to confess our sins and shortcom- 
ings : for *' There is none good, no, 
not one," and we know it 

seems not the proper time i 

, . , r ■',,■ ., , j I be prompted to love and protect their 

It is unm.xed sympathy that we need, j cb 4. en / Now each indiv f dual of the 

and while speaking words of comfort \ forthcoming race, in order to become 
and consolation to tbe bereaved ones ! useful to society and to be comfortable 
in soothing tender tones, how much > and happy, must be cared for and in- 
more easily they can be induced to j structed by some one. Children, as well 
turn from their waywardness (if way- as older persons, in order te be comfort- 

„„.a .u„„ u„„~ i,... \ .k„„ u„ „«i«i i able an t happy should have a permanent 

ward they have beeu) than bv cold, i , , ryj * , • ,• • . \ _ l„ 

,. J J . J , ' i home, where habits of industry can be 

unfeeling, unsympathiting words. ! encouraged, which are so ueeessary for 

Tbe pastor needs the sympathy of ^ good f eoc iety, Now, in order that 

his flock to eneourage him in his ar- ' tfce highest facilities for the comfort, ae- 






ClittlSTLAJN rAMlLl UuM-tAJUOfl. 



curity, and future well-being of the HUM i enter into 
might bfl secured, he s^w tit to have so- 
ciety divided into rami] communities or 
families, with a master or governor) 
nv(f each little government : the hus- 
band to be the head of this institution 
the wife to be an he'p meet for hitu. and 
the children to obey their parents ; Kpli. 
9 -•>, "The husband is the head of the 
wife, even as Christ is the head of the 
church.'' "'It in not good that tlic man 
should be alone; I will make hi'ii an 
help meet for him " Sen. 2: IK. "Chil- 
dren obey your parents." Eph. 6: 1; 
Col. 3 : 30. 

Now to give it in a summary: God, in 
the beginning, created only one woman 
fur one man, and brought her to him for 
an heli> meet for aim, and for their 
descendents it was said, " For ilnscau-o 
shall a man leave hid father and mother 
and cleave to his wife (not wives) and 
they twain (not they many) shall be one 
flesh.'' The Savior, in his day, again 
holds* up to view this model marriage as 
being then still, and consequently for 
ever will be, the only correct one. 1 con- 
ceive, then, that it is in accordance to 
this divine institution for one man and 
one woman mutually to love each other, 
even as they love themselves; and to 
agreti upon a time when they win seal, or 
ratify, their contract by complying with I 
the conditions of the civil government 
under which they live, in order that 
their rights as husband and wife, may 
bv the same be recognized and protected. 
There is no law given by the Savior for 
regulating this ceremony directly; yet it 
seems that he gave it his sanction by his 
presence at the " Marriage at Cana," 
where he wrought his first miracle. All 
nations, so far as my knowledge extends, 
from savages to the most enlightened, 
have some ru'e or ceremony that makes 
the setting up of this new government, 
and from which their rights as husband 
and wife date; either of which will an- 
swer the purpose, only so that we do not 
connect with them such things as are it^ 
themselves wrong ; such as very extrava- 
gant dinners, 4a, which superfluity I 
think, would better be given to the oor 
or sent to the Companion office to the 
charity fund, to help furnish the Com- 
panion to such as are not able to get it 
otherwise. I suppose if all men were 
real christians, and no other law but the 
gospel needed, (as would be the case if 
all were real christians,) then no further 
ceremony would be seeded other than 
for the ehuioh to know that, from such a 
date, brother A and sister 1$ had enterd 
into relationship as husband and wife, 
for the purpose of raising up under the 
Lord's appointment, a family of chil- 
dren for the Lord, who should be quali- 
fied so far a* po.-sible, to assist in earn- 
ing on the lord's cause, even alter their 
parents are worn out and are in their 
graves. Thus love to Ged and love to 



this relationship; and their 
enjoyment while loos engaged would 
thi n be of the highest type, Their 

children would then be brought up in 
the nurture and admonition of the 
Lord. They would be provided with a 
permanent borne; proper oars would be 
taken tor the health sna comfort of their 
little bodies ; and their expanding minds 
would be stored with such knowledge, 

as in the judgment of their parents, 
could best be turned to the Master's ac- 
count in future years. It scemsitobea 
law fixed by God himself, that the higher 
and purer the motive lor action in any 
matter, the greater the amount of happi- 
ness it brings. Even in feeding and 
clothing our own bodies thy motive 
should be, that with these bodies we may- 
work for the Lord. Could we only ar- 
rive at this state of perfection, then we 
would, whether we eat or drink, or 
whatever we do, do all to the glory of 
God. 1 Cor. 10: 31. Then our joy 
would be full, both in time and eternity. 
As the marriage institution, as given 
under divine sanction, will have the man 
and woman who love one another even 
as themselves, to set up this little do- 
mestic government, where they can en- 
joy each other's companionship in pri- 
vate seclusion, be happy in the enjoy- 
ment of each other's love, provide, per- 
maneut home for their children, where, 
under parental care they can be instruct- 
ed, clothed, and fed, and where habits of 
industry can, to the best advantage be 
encouraged, society benefitted, and the 
greatest happiness of the race attained , 
it has the blessing of God pronounced 
upon it; while fornication, by which term 
I mean lewdness of a particular charac- 
ter, does not thus provide for the off- 
spring; and it develops, not happiness, 
but envy, and jealousy the blackest pas- 
sion of tbe human heart, snd kence is 
denounced in the sacred volume in the 
most forcible terms. 

Danjel-Yaniman. 
Vmim, 111. 



man would be the highest motive that 
eould povibly prompt two persons to 



For the Companion. 

Pat mi thy Remit il til (iiirmvuti 

la the sermon on tbe Mount, our 
Saviour told bis disciples that they 
were the salt of the earth, and tbe 
light to the world. Previous to tbe 
dawn of tbe Christian Era. God had 
roanifestedHis written will tojews only. 
BeiBg theonly nation on tbe earth who 
had tbe true light, they ought to have 
reflected this light among tbe nations 
of tbe earth, that the world might 
have seen it as visibly as tbey would 
a city that is set on a bill, which tbe 
Saviour says, 'can not be hid.'' 

But instead of tbe Jews being a 
light to the world, we God, that even 
tbe light that was in them was ruid- 



night darkness. They put their light 
Boder a measure — rejected the U 
light ; and fearing others might r. 
reive it, supposed they would ex • 
guirb it by crucifying God's only i 

As a notion, they were righteous 
! only in one thing, and that was - e Jf- 
; righteousness. They were so good 
! that tbey dare not eat with Publicans 
1 and sinners, and accused the Saviour 
of being a friend of sinners. They 
I would stand at the street corners 
where tbe passers-by would see and 
hear them pray ; thanking God tbat 
| tbey were U-tler than other men. — 
i They did not desire the respect or 
, esteem of any but Pharisees, believ- 
ing no others fit for heaven. This 
I egotistical, self-righteous spirit drove 
the unconverted away from God, aud 
! caused tbe Pharisees to reject tbe 
| meek Savior. 

Tbe spirit of the Pharisee still lives 
and is to-day driving uuconverted 
men and women away from tbe church 
of Christ. Not one of our brethren 
will be turned form bis faith by men 
who dogmatically assert that "The 
doctrine of the Brethren is not of 
Christ.'' Neither will they quit re- 
peating, ''Thy Kingdom come," be- 
cause Ben. Franklin says, "The 
Church of England, and some ignor- 
ant people in this country, are still 
praying, "Thy Kingdom come." — 
Neither will our Brethren cause one 
Methodist to forsake his religion by 
telling him that bis church is a daugh- 
ter of the Mother of Harlots. 

We can not drive a man out, even 
of a but, by telling him tbat the roof 
leaks — that it will fall upon him ; 
Neither will bs leave though we try 
to punch "daubbing" from the cracks. 
He would probably try to throw dust 
in our eyes, or a missile at our heads, 
but a better way, aud one not likely 
to fall, would be to drive our easv 
carriage to his door, and invite bim to 
ride with us ; drive to onr home, give 
bim a good warm dinner ; show him 
that our house is founded on a rock, 
that it is all fitly framed together, and 
though the rain may descend, and the 
floods come, and tbe winds blow, it 
cannot fall, for it is on a rock. Tell 
him be may have equal rights with 
the rest of the house-hold. He will 
stay aud have no more desire for the 
flesh pots of Egypt. '-Awake, awake, 
put ou thy strength, U Zioo ; put oa 
thy beautiful garments." 

S. M, Minnicu. 
Anh'wh, Ind. 



lo4 



OLUUbTiAJS FAMILY OOMPAtfiOfl. 



From the Somerset (Pa) Herald. 
Church Festivities, dee. 

It bus become fashionable to have 
church sewing parties, festivals and lairs. 
Of course, anything which a church docs 
to make money for as good a purpose as 
the Church is, must be right — at least 
tliis is the general plea. 

Now allow me to tell you how Ilo«k at 
these thing*. If the church can make 
use of gambling, tableaux, comic songs, 
&c, &<•. , and not be conforming to the 
world, against which the Apostle 1'aul, 
in Kom. xii. 2, warns the brethren so 
earnestly, I must getdifteient light from 
what I have now to fcee it. I would like 
to know the difference between gambling 
and theatrical performances inside or 
outside the Church, unless we would call 
that of the Church holy gambling, and a 
religious trwatre, whilst that outside the 
Church is looked upon as unholy and 
even sinful. It seems to me, on looking 
at things as they are carried on. and are 
getting popular in the different Churches, 
that the devil is on a fair way of get- 
ting ahead of >he so-called religious world. 
If 1 am wrong 1 am willing to be con^ 
vinced, but there be "thussaiththe Lord" 
in favor of holv gambling. 

The original intention was that the 
soil of the Church should be kept pure, 
and the devil kept his own ground on 
which to carry on his works to which it 
is generally acknowledged that gambling 
belongs, theatres and such like not ex- 
cepted. To such places then, it was a 
clear case that devoted Christians should 
not go. Here, then, were many, whom 
the enemy could not induce to take part 
in the work, in opposition to true religion, 
because they could not be persuaded to 
go where he had his work on his own 
ground outside of the Church. But now 
he (the enemy) has learned a new game, 
and it seems to work well. He has 
moved his base of operations right into 
the Church, and here carries on gambling 
to get money out of the people by the 
hundreds of dollars, for which they have 
no real value, but are, if I may use the 
expression, religiously cheated out of it. 
But then, of course, if any good Chris- 
tian should become uneasy thinking 
such carrying on is perhaps wrong, the 
answer is always ready — '"it is for a good 
cause, we are raising money for tho 
Church ; we must get money the best 
way we can. and, in order to get people 
interested, we must have some innocent 
amusements ; yes, it would be bad if the 
Church could not beat the world in draw- 
ing people unsuspected, and to get in 
nght, we must nave some chances to 
win, for which they must pay well, and 
have fifty chances to lose, to one chance 
to win, which, of course would le down- 
right gambling, if nor swindling, outside 
the Church — but this is for a good cause. 
When we have the money we need, and 
a church built or fitted out in a better 
stvle, then we will serve the Lord.— 
'There i« a way which seemeth right 



unto a man, but the end thereof are the 
ways of death." Pro. xiv. 12. 

1'lM IT 



HM. 



For the Companion. 
" For whosoever Khali keep the whole law, 
and yet offend In oue point, he Is gnilty of 
all." —James. 

Dear brethren and sisu.rs in the 
Lord, have you ever reflected upon 
this passage of scripture which is 
now before us ? How necessary it 
is for us to examine ourselves, and 
see whether we are obeying all the 
commandments. If we are not, let 
us abstain from that which is not in 
union with the gospel ; and let us 
not think this or that is not essentia'.. 
Remember that our Lord and his apos- 
tles have written just enough, and all 
that they have written is required of 
us. In Revelations we find, " If any 
man shall add unto these things, God 
shall add unto him the plagues that 
are written in this book ; and if any 
man shall take away the jvords of 
the book of this prophecy, God shall 
take away his part out of the book of 
life, and out of the holy city, and 
from the thiogs whieji are written in 
this book." Dear reader, how can 
man then say it is not for our salva- 
tion' but an outward form ? 

Brethren, let us be faithful and not 
get discouraged on our way to zion, 
where sickness and sorrow never 
shall enter aud where no farewell tear 
is shed. Henry £tickxey. 

Edgerton, Ohio. 



True Life. — The mere lapse of years is 
not life. To eat and drink and sleep, to 
be exposed to hardness and light, to pace 
round in the mill of habit, aud turn the 
thought into an implement of trade — 
that is not life. In all this but a poor 
fraction of the consciousness of human-* 
ity is awakened, and the sanctities will 
slumber which make it worth while to 
be. Knowledge, truth, love, beauty, 
goodness, faith alone caa give vitality to 
the mechanism of existence. The laugh 
of mirth that vibrates through the heart; 
the tears that freshen the dry waters 
within ; the music that brings childhood 
back, the prayer that calls the future 
near ; the doubt which makes as medi- 
tate; the death which startles us with 
mystery ; the hardship which forces us to 
struggle; the anxiety that ends in trust, 
are the true nourishment of our natural 
beinir. — Mart in am. 



The liberty to go higher than what 
j we are, is given only when we have 
i fulfilled the duty of our present 
• sphere. 



For the Companion. 
Charily. 

Happy is the man who has sown 
in his breast the seeds of charity and 
love. The fountain of his heart- 
streams overflows for the benefit of 
mankind. He assists the poor in 
their trouble ; he rejoices in promot- 
ing the wellfareof all men. He docs 
not harshly censure bis neighbor; he 
believes not the tales of envy and 
malevolence. He foi gives the injuries 
of men ; he wipes them from his re- 
membrance ; revenge aud malice have 
no place in his heart. For evil he 
returns not evil ; he hates not even 
his enemies, but requites their injus- 
tice with friendly admonition. The 
griefs and anxieties of men excite his 
companion ; he endeavors to alleviate 
the weight of their misfortunes ; and 
the pleasure of success rewards his 
labor. He calms the fury, he heals 
the quarels of angry men ; and pre- 
vents the mischiefs of strife and ani- 
mosity. He promotes *in his neigh- 
hood peace and good will ; and his 
name is repeated with prayer and 

benedictions. John H. Jddt. 

. •* ■ 

Core tor Burns. 

.V correspondent writes tc inform the 
New York Suit, that the readiest and 
most useful remedy for scalds and burns 
is an embrocation of lime water and lin- 
seed oil. These simple agents combined 
form a thick, cream-like substance, whieh 
effectually excludes the air from the in- 
jured parts, and allows the infiawatioa 
almost instantly. He mentions a case 
where a child fell backward into a bath 
tub of boiling water, and was nearly 
flayed from her neck to below her hips. 
Her agonies were indescribable : but her 
clothing being gently removed, and the 
lime and oil thickly spread over the in- 
jured surface, she was 60und asleep iu 
five minutes. Subsequently the parts 
were carefully washed wiih warm milk 
and water three times a day, the oil 
dressing renewed, and the little patient 
rapidly recovered. Though all the scald- 
ed skin come off, she did not have a scar. 
This remedy leaves no hard coat to dry 
on the sores, but softens the parts, and 
aids nature to repair the injur}' iu the 
readiest and most expeditious manner. 
The mixture may be procured in the drug 
stores ; but if not thus accessible, slake 
a lump of quicklime in water, and as 
the water is clear mix it with the oil 
and shake well. If the ease is urgent, 
use boiling water over the lime, and it 
will become clear in five minutes. The 
preparation may be kept ready bottled in 
the house, and it will be as good when 
six months old as when first made. 

"A contented mind is a hidden 
treasure which trouble findeth not." 



euiu^riA^ i'AMiL* cuiu . 






Christian Family Companion. 

DALE CITY, PA., Mar. 6, 1872 

Visits. 

Within the last two months we 
have had a number of visits which 
should have been noticed in these 
columns, but for want of time, and 
on account of absence from the sanc- 
tum. 

Brethren Trostle and Brown have 
spoken'for themselves. We enjoyed 
their company very much. 

Brother Jos. J. Cover of Fayette 
county made severnl flying visits to 
this place, but never remained long 
eoough to give us a meeting. He 
called at the office and gave us a word 
of good cheer, and left his promise 
for a longer visit. 

Brother John Wise, of Washing- 
ton county, was with us lately, and 
preached for us four times, twice 
here and twice at Salisbury. Tlis 
sermons did us good, and we trust 
made lasting impressions on others. 
If those Iowa Brethren knew how 
badly brother Wise is needed in the 
Western District of Pennsylvania, 
we think they would desist in their 
efforts to take him away from us ; un- 
less they ate quite sure that they 
need him still more badly. 

Brother John Johnson of Fayette 
county, passed by this way, and gave 
us a call, and preached for the Breth- 
ren at Salisbury. We did not hear 
him preach, but enjoyed him in con- 
versation. 

Brother Joseph B. Sell of the 
Duncansville congregation, Blair coun- 
ty, was with U3 on a business visit, 
looking out for a location. He found 
ready employment, at fair wages, and 
would have moved forthwith, had he 
been as successful in securing a bouse 
to live in. Owing to the great in- 
flux of families, houses are so scarce 
that many families cannot secure 
homes. Our citizens who have the 
means should not suffer this state of 
affairs long. They should secure lots 
and build hoases for rent It would 



pay then) well at the rents which are 
readily obtained 

We also had a Dumber of calls 
from miscellaneous visitors from tin- 
West, who were spending the winter 
among their friends here nri'i 
where. We weft glad to have them 
come to nee us, and shall hereafter 
endeavor to keep a record of strang- 
ers who visit us and make themselves 
acquainted. 



l*iou» Youlli Department. 

Brother 1). B. Mentzerasks, "Could 
you not open a department in the C 
F. C. with the heading "Pious 
Youth ?" We shall be pleased to 
open such a department, and invite 
brother Mentzer and all the contribu- 
tors of the Pious Youth to contribute 
to it. And when this department be- 
comes so interesting, and will be well 
supported by contributions and pat- 
ronage, as to tresspass upon the col- 
umns of the Companion, then per- 
haps it would be safe to venture out 
again under our banner. 

On Time. 

We are about on time once more, 
and hope it will be a long while be- 
fore we will again be called upon 
to endure a blockade like one just re- 
moved. "Fortune favors the brave," 
is an old adage; but it is sometimes 
very slow coming. It is in our case. 



Back Numbers. 

Two Hundred Subcribers Wanted ! 
Expecting a large increase to our 
subscription list we prepared for ii 
by printing a number of copies more 
than were actually needed, in order 
to be able tt> furnish back numbers. 
Now there are about two hundred 
still remaining on our hands ; and we 
must soon cut down the issue to our 
actual list. Before doing so we make 
this appeal to our friends. Will not 
one out of every twenty of our 
friends send us a new subscriber who 
will take the back numbers of the 
present volume ? Please make the 
effort friende. (if.) 



Vpprrutirr* Uaulnl 

We u lab to lecnn I sppn n* 

to the printing bonini - 

may be either mule or fen nlr, of the 

■0 - oi 16 to L& M e m b ers ol ihe 

church preferred, and dodo but ibi m 

friendly to the chorcb n»i <! apply 

(If.) 

Papers Wanted. 

We :>r.' short of No. -I s el i 
.Vol : i for our files. In endeavoring t<> 
give the remaining oamben of In 
la new subscribers, me run ouraelvi 

short that we are now sutieii:. 

losa Will not some of those who u.u> 
nave thai No. in good order, ind yet not 
ba\e the lull relume, let u« ha 
copies c f .-aid number. We cannol have 
the volume bound until we secure them. 

The I'Im ciniin- leal Jouruul. 

The Phrenological Journal for 
March has been received. Its con- 
tents more tbau confirm our high 
opinion of the magazine's character. 
The very instructive articles on "Fish 
Culture in America," and ''Agtfe ami 
Fever" are alone worth more than a 
year's subscription. But besides these 
there is a long list of readable matter. 
Attorney-General Willums; Expres- 
sion; Harriet Hosmer ; Our Horse- 
Cars; Will it Pay I Writing for the 
Press; The Acrtic Regions; James 
Fisk, Jr.; Lord Brougham's (iho.-t ; 
Rev. George II. Hepworth, etc., with 
fine portraits and numerous illustra- 
tions. Price 30 cts., or $3 a year. 
S. K. Wells, 3S9 Broadway, X. Y. 

The Journal may be ordered from 
this office, by our sub.-cribers, for 
two dollars, cash in advance. 



Answers To Correspondents. 

S. Tennis: — According to our ac- 
counts,^. 50. • 

Lf.m It Miller: — You owe us 
nothing on volume 7. 

Jacob Hildebrand : — Money re- 
ceived and paper sent. 

Wm. S. Smith : — Will be happy to 
hear from you. 

S. W. " Bollinger : — You are 
charged with subscription of Geo. H 
Knepp, and his paper was sent to 
McYeytown, Pa. 

J. Conner : — All right right now. 
We were sorry toputyou to to much 
trouble ; but thank you for yoor 
cheerful and early respoo-c. 

J. B. BfowXBT: We understood it 
just as J ou state. 



lur. 



ctrniflTiAW fa.mil i GvmAmox. 



I'i.IlMliirotli. 

ixonus 14. 
The sea is Just before tbein, and its billowB 
lave the fehoro ; 



The ie H ade;uLs ffi rod", l8Qded ' "* ** | j2*ff ^^ ft** ™ ™' 1 * be ' 
Faith extends it o'er the waters, and they ! twe . e .". «■»»** and HeW _ 

hear the voice of God : Although J csus was raised in daliioo 

Who dares essay to ford It may reach its ! Deep uuto deep gives, answer as wave era- i a "d John in Judea, yet they would have 

wreek-strown floor : b-aces wave — j had frequent opportunities of meeting 

Who proudly seek* 10 battle with you snow- Israel's wondrous path of safety is Pharaoh's , each ot her at the yearly feasts at Jei usa- 

crested wave, j unmarked grave I lem We know that Jeans went with 

May sleep the sleep that knows uo waking in ■■ The billows Join together, iuiurmlugllDi; far 

beneath, 



some uuiathomed cave 
Their faint hearts grow still fainter, their 

courage dies away :— 
"Hast thou brought us out to perish ? We 

' are surely lost to-day ! 
Were there no graves in Egypt, in which our 

bones could lie, 
That thus to Pi-hahiroth thou broughtest us 

to die t 
Better far to serve in Egypt than thus to be 

betrayed — 
Said we not, at the beginning, it were better 

to have stayed? 

Thus Israel spake to Moses, but the man of 
God replied : — 

''Fear not, deliverance cometh ; the Lord is 
on your side. 

Stand still— see the salvation your God will 
work this day ; 

The face of your pursuers ye shall see no 
more for aye." 

Then God's command is given, as the He- 
brews trembling stand : — 

"Spean to them, that they go forward ; and 
thou with rod la hand, 

Stretch thine arm above the waters and bid 
the sea divide, 

And the waves shall part asunder — a wall 
on either side; 

My people shall pass over, and I will hon- 
ored be ; 

The foe shall sleep beneath the deep, and 
Israel be free." 

So Israel went forward, and Moses took his 

rod, 
And the waters were divided, and Israel 

passed 'dry-sho* j" 
The fiery pillar (ollowed, throwing light 

upon their way, 
While shades of midnight darkess on the 

path behind them lay. 
The Egyptians boldly follow — little reck 

they of their doom — 
A greater than Usiric is pavilioned in the 

gloom; 
Jehovah is El-Shaddii,* and hath uttered 

the decree :— 
'•To me ea-th's proudest monarch shall hum- 
bly bow the knee." 
Be who parts the sea's deep waters and 

rulct h Nile's strange tide 
Hath power that none resisteth, a voire none 

may deride. 



While foam and spray dash for away In 
snowy veil and wreath ; 

The ebb t de tells the storv of the ilood-tlde'a 
fearful p;)wer, 

When the slow retreating waters with wrecks 
skirt all the shore. 

The Lord hath given answer, In the thun- 
ders of his word, 

To Pharaoh's haughty questiou :— "Who Is 
the Hebrews' Lord ?" 

Pi-hahiroth beareth witness to God's resistless 

might, 
And stamps, with God's own seal of truth, 

the majesty of Right ! 
In many a house of bondage God's children 

toil to-day, 
While their hearts are growing weary 

through the hirduess of the way ; 
A greater Guide thau Moses points to a land 

more fair 
Than Canaan, with its olives and vines 

and fruitage rare ; 
Butthe fl-iod is rolling proudly, and enemies 

are near — 
Faith and trust give way to doubting, and 

hope gives place to fear. 
"8peak to them, that they go forward," is 

Jehovah's mandate still, 
And the key of secret purpose is obedience 

to his will. 

Remember, O ye doubters, the Red 8ea's ' 

hidden way — 
The victory and the triump are yours when 

ye obey 
And your glad thanksgiving anthem, grander 

far than Hebrew Psalm, 
Beyond the tide shall echo wide, "Salvation 

to the Lamb!" 

M. B. 8. 

PA88AIC, N. J. 



his parents to the Paaaever 

twelve years of age, — and we 



*"The Almighty God" (Gen. 17 : 1.) 



Onward, flushed with hope of triumph, the 
hosts of Egypt rode— 

Onward to the very centie of the path so 
late o'erflowed. 

And then Jehovah's right arm for Israel was 
made bare, 

Pharaoh's host were sorely troubled, fear 
came upon them there ; 

Thiir chariot wheels Were loosened, thb 
horsemen were dismayed, 

The stoutest hearts were quailing, the brav- 
est were afiaid. 

"Let us flee," they cry, "from Israel, for 
God is on their side j 

Jehovah is against us — can we breast a turn- 
ing ti4e J 

Let as fly before we perish, lest all too late 
we know 

The sea that bath such ebbing hath still 
more wondrous flow." 



For the Companion. 
Personal Acquaintance ot Jobu 
the Baptist and Christ. 

In Companion number 6, brother 
Worst has an article in which occurs this 
sentence: "From our observations of 
the ucriptures we are led to believe that 
John and Christ were not personally ac- 
quainted before his baptism." Now we 
think just the reverse of that, and with 
your permission will give our reasons for 
our belief. 

After the Annunciation. Mary hastens 
to bear the glad tidings to her cousin 
Klizubeth, and they rejoice together, 
Elizabeth exclaiming, " Whence in this 
to me, that the mother of my Lord 
should come to me." They rojoice to- ! known to God. 
gether before the birth of the children ; | 
now natural, that, after they were bom, 
the mothers of these sons of prophecy, 
whose birth was announced te their par- 
ents by the angel Gabriel, should be anx- 
ious, each to see the child of the other 
and to bring them together. We imag- 



when he was 

know his 

parents went every year. 

In the 8 i chapter of Matthew we read, 
"Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jor- 
dan unto John, to be baptized of him.— 
But John forbade him, saying, I have 
need to bo baptized of thee, and comes! 
thou to me?" Now how could he have 
said. "I have need to be baptized of 
thee," if he had not known him person- 
ally? Surely he was acquainted with 
his holy life and character — knew him by 
personal intercourse, to be a better man 
than he himself was ; and therefore he 
felt unworthy to baptize so good a per- 
son- 
John said to his disciple: "There 
standeth one among you whom ye know 
not " : neither did he know him : that is, 
he knew him not as the Christ- He 
says, "And I knew him not. but he that 
sent me to baptize with water, the same 
said unto me, upon whom thou shalt see 
the Spirit descending and remaining on 
him. the same is he which baptizeth with 
the Holy Ghost." John knew that tire 
Messiah walked among them ; but he 
waited for the sign that was to reveal 
him. That sign he received after he had 
baptized Je-^us. Then he knew that his 
brother-friend was also his Savior, and he 
could boldly cry : " Behold the Lamb of 
God, which taketh away tbe sin of the 
world.'' 

Now we think we have given scripture 
to prove that John was personally ac- 
quainted with the Savior before this bap- 
tism ; but we are fully aware how li-ble 
we are to err in our interpretations of 
scriptur^; and if you, brother Holsinger, 
should differ from us, as wed as brother 
Worst, or think that we have wrested 
the scripture, peihaj s you had bet- 
ter not give this to the readers of the 
Companion. You know we are prone to 
hide our responsibility behind your better 
judgment. E. Williams. 



Thoughts Known to God. — Tbe 
thoughts of man's heart — what mil- 
lions are there of tbem in a day ! 
The twinkling of the e}e is not so 
sudden a thing as tbe thinking of a 
thought ; yet those thousands of 
thoughts which pass from thee, that 
thou canst not reckon, thev are all 



Every man is ready to give a good 
catalogue of the virtues and long 
qualities he expects to find in the 
person sf a friend, but a very few of 
U8 are careful of tbem in ourselves. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



15T 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

Correspondence oj church nev* tolicited from 
a'A part* of the Brotherhood. Writer'* name 
and adiiret* required on every communication 
ax guarantee of ijood faith. Refected communi- 
cation* or manuicript used, not retw:>ed. All 
c :->minnr,ieation* for publication -hvuld b* writ 
feu upon one Htileof the -el only. 

Brother Hulsinger .- — I noticed in 
Companion, nu uber seven, present 
volume, a eulogiziug notice of John 
L. Foruey, to which I can subscribe 
to every word coutaiued in said no- 
tice, wiih the exception of the dispos 
ition of his property. That is to say 
after all his jurft and lawful debts are 
paid, what remains is to be paid over 
into the handa of Elder James Qiiiu- 
ter, to be used by the said Quiuter 
"for disseiuiuating the gospel in pub- 
lishing and ii-t'ibuting tracts," aud 
not preaching as is reported by some, 
and as ih • wri er was called to write 
brother Forney's last will, and am 
now as good as charged not to have 
understood him iu regard to this part 
of his will as reported, which has 
even reached the ears of our Editor 
ef Companion, aud is now published 
to the world as such, I feel like unk- 
ing the following full explanation for 
my own j ustification, and the satisfac- 
tion of others, thaC'wbat is writen in 
that instrument is nothing less, nor 
anything more, than the motive im- 
pulse of his he in as it actuated hi n to 
dictate. After the will was 4 properly 
beaded I remarked to him, "If it is 
not asking too much from you please- 
give it to us in your own language," 
and he did so. All then I had to do 
was merely to record it aa it fell from 
bis lips, word for word, and letter for 
letter, aud for fear of raakiug mis- 
takes, we read it again so that if any 
thing would have been recorded con- 
trary to his last will he certainly 
would have objected to the same. 
His last will and testament may 
fairly be called his last and own com 
position. In order to relieve my own 
iniud. I felt like making the above 
explanation through this mediu n. 

W. O. SCHR0CK. 

Berlin, Pa. 



Dear Brother Henry : — I feel to 
express my feeling iu a few words, if 
God grants me grace. I am young 
in years and in religion, and often 
come short of the promise I made ; 
but, with the help of God, I will try 
to travel on in all his appointed ways 
$« long aa he gives me breach. 



Dear brethren, if we would always 
do as we read iu the scripture — b« a 
light to the world, aud a .-alt to the 
earth, I believe many people would 
repeat and turn from death to life. 
() my dear young brethren and si-tcrs, 
I often think if %t> would live right 
near to our God, we perhaps might 
iuduce many of our comrades to re- 
pent. But if we dress up in the style 
of the world, and laugh, and talk 
only of earthly things when we come 
together, we are no lighttotbe world, 
neither a salt to the earth. My 
prayer is that we give ourselves into 
the hands of our Lord, and take upon 
us his yoke, aud learn of him , for he 
is meek and lowly in heart, end we 
shall find rest unto our. souls. His 
yoke is easy.; and bis burben is 
light." Remember me in your pray- 
era From your unworthy brother. 
Isaac W. Wiiitmib. 



Brother Henry :— A sorrowful cir- 
cumstance occurred in our neighbor- 
hood. Elizi \Vatkin8, married to 
John Watties, living in Johnstown 
came home to ber parents, William 
Barefoot's, on a visit, and shortly af- 
ter she came borne she took sick. 
Her oldest child, about two years old, 
took sick about the same time. They 
soon got very bad, and Eliza became 
alarmed about her bouI's salvation, 
and sent for the Methodist preacher. 
On entering the house he feared it 
was small p >x Being afraid he re- 
fused to talk to her, but told her 
father that he should talk to her and 
pray fur her as well as he could, and 
weut home. They soon found out 
that it was the mi. all pox. aud in spite 
of all medical aid, both coutinued 
growing wonse, and on the 9th of 
February the child died And here 
comes the most painful thought, 
that the family, in a Christian laud 
like this, had to bury it without the 
ai/i of one neighbor. 

On the 11th the mother died. Ar- 
rangements were theu made to bury 
her in the evening of the same day. 
At 5 o'clock the cabinet-maker took 
the coffiu to the barn, unloaded it and 
went home. Some of the neighbors 
dug the grave at which place there 
was a small crowd gathered, until 
they saw the family come with the 
corpse when they moved away some 
ten or fifteen rods. Among them was 
a brother to the deceased who bad 
not. seen o«r ajW nh« had got sicfc, 



and on accouut of the terrible diaeiae 
was afraid to see Ler put into the 
grave. The husband, father and 
young brother let ber into the grave, 
then weut away and some of the 
neighbors weut back and covered 
it. 

There never *vaa any small pox iu 
this end of Bedford county, aud up 
to the time of writing (the 1 7tb ) there 
have been no mure cases, and we 
hope and pray there may be no 
mure 



Alum Bank 



C. S. IioLSiNOta. 
Pa. 



Dear Brother : — Perhaps a few 
thoughts from your unworthy corres- 
pondent, once more would not be 
amiss. I am deprived of the privil- 
ege to-day of attending meeting, on 
accouut of sickness, my companion 
took a t?erious spell of the cramp colic 
this morning at the breakfast table ; 
is Borne better. 

To-day brother Samuel Garber 
preachea his farewell address to our 
congregation, called the Desmoinea 
Valley church, He intends to move 
to Hardin county, this Slate, as his 
ministerial labors are much more 
needed there than here, there being a 
supply of ministers in this arm of 
the church. May success and pros- 
perity go with him, spiritually and 
temporally. 

As this note may come under 
ihe observation of dear members in 
Illinois, whom we left about one year 
ago, I will say, we heard you had a 
great mauy meetiugs ibis winter by 
brethren from a uL-tance. We hope 
you have been much encouraged in 
the Christian warfare to run with 
more patience the race set before as, 
and earnestly contending for the faith 
of the sa<nt- We have had no extra 
meetings of brethren from a distance 
this winter. Brethren coming west 
we invite to stop with us. We live 
near the railroad, on the main thor- 
oughfare from Chicago to Council 
Bluffs aud California. We are much 
pleased with this patt of Iowa. So 
tar the health and climate are very 
good; the soil ia rich aud abounding 
in fertility. The society is also good 
There are about one hundred memrxrs 
in this arm of the church, scattered 
over thiB county, some in Jasper and 
some in Marion, and a few in War- 
ren county. 

4. W. Mo*3f. 



15d 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMl ANION. 



Brother Holsinger : — The follow- 
ing article is clipped from the Phila- 
delphia Post, of the 14th inst Please 
give it a place in the Companion, for 
it is well that the Brethren should 
know what the "woman sitting on the 
scarlet colored beast," is deign to 
break down free education, as promo- 
ted by the Common-sehool system, 
and upon its ruins build up her own 
false doctrines and despotic power, in 
sectarian seminaries. 

The following are a few of the rea- 
sons which might be giveD why the 
Brethren should, in the interest of 
their posterity, and, above all, in the 
interest of the pure and unadulterated 
truths of the Gospel, use every means 
in their power to encourage aud foster 
our Common-3cbool system ; and thus 
prevent the consummation sought by 
'•the mother of horlots." 

1st. The Common-school system is 
capable of expansion, so a3 to impart 
of life, both temporal and spiritual. 

2nd. The benefits are intended 
alike for rich and poor, and : — 

3d. What is of incalculable impor- 
tance — it is the duty of every 
teacher, at least in the public 
schools of Pennsylvania, to read the 
scriptures, or cause them to be read, 
to his or her scholars, without sec- 
tarian comments. 

St las Thomas. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

CHVKCH AND STATE. 

The question of appropriations of 
the public money by the Tammany 
Ring, in the city of New York, for 
sectarian purposes has occupied con- 
siderable public attention, and has 
been made a subject of investigation 
by the Committee on Political Re- 
forms of Union League. This report 
was read to a meeting of the League 
on Thursday evening last, and re- 
views the appropriations in detail for 
the years 1870 and 1871. The appro- 
priations to the various religious sects 
for these three years presents a grand 
aggregate of $1,725,702.15, of which 
the Romau Catholic Church alone re- 
cieved $1,396,388.51, about 80 per 
cent, of the gross amount. The 
great bulk of this large sum was de- 
voted to the support or purochial 
schools and various brotherhoods aud 
sisterhoods peculiar to the Roman 
Church. 

In looking over the list of appro- 
priations for 18G9 we find the Catho- 
lic Pretectory received *98,009.36, 



House of Good Shepperd $40,000, 
Convent of the Sacred Heart $10,000, 
Sisters of St. Dominic $15,000. In 

1870 the Protectory baggaged $113,- 
252.92 of the public funds and in 

1871 it did better still, receiving $178,- 
856 43. During the same period, in 
addition to receiving this large sun) 
in cash, the same church has been , 
presented with valuable lands and 
buildings, and apropriations made in ' 
several instances to pay the accrued i 
taxes. The report, in calling atten- ! 
lion to this alarming state of affairs, ; 
dwells particularly on this system of | 
parochial schools introduced by the ' 
Roman Church, and agues that it is! 
not only unnecessary in this country, ; 
but dangerous to the continuance of j 
religious toleration. The report says : 

In our country, where every citizen j 
has a vote in the government, self- j 
preservation requires the civil power 
to take care that education is univer- 1 
sal. Hence the American doctrine 
that the property of the State shall 
pay the cost of educating the youth 
of the State. The method adopted 
ig the system of free common schools. 
They are supported at public expense 
in every locality where there are 
children of the school age. The civil 
authorities prescribe a course of study 
and discipline free from sectarian 
bias, so that the youth of all sects 
may meet on this neutral ground and 
qualify themselves for useful citizens, j 

In the city of New York the pub- ! 
lie school houses are educational pal- j 
aces — large, comfortable, healthful, j 
well provided with apparatus, teach j 
ers and text books; judiciously loca- j 
ted near to the houses of the children : 
and with room for all. The parent 
has only to deliver his child, washed ! 
and clothed, at the friendly door of j 
the school house, and he has every- j 
thing necessary to enable him io ac- ! 
quire a good common school educa- 
tion furnished him free of cost. The 
chfld of the poorest laborer and that 
of the richest merchant stand upon 
the same level in this great and ben- 
ificent republican nursery. Our com- 
mon schools make excellent citizens 
of a free and tolerant republic, and 
furnish everything the sectarian 
schools do, except the single item of 
sectarian religious instructions. This 
should be received in the family or in 
the church of the sect, not in a school 
supported by public money. 

But a single sect is taught by its 
head, a foreign and despotic eeoleiriaa- 



tical prince, that the civil authorities 
in a republic have not a right to con- 
trol and direct the course of study 
and the choice and appointment of 
teachers in the schools open alike to 
the youth of all classes, but that this 
right belongs to the Church. HeBce 
this sect makes war upon our schools; 
persuades its children to leave them ; 
sets up an opposition school wherever 
it has a church, and admits that it 
does this solely for the purpose of in- 
doctrinating the young mind with its 
peculiar sectarian tenets and observ- 
ances. They then demand, and for 
the laBt three years have received, 
money from the public treasury to 
pay the expense of thus destroying 
the public schools and building up 
their sect. Many of their school 
rooms are damp basements of churches; 
so dark that gas has to be used on 
the brightest djy. 

In no country where the education 
of the youth has been left to the 
Church has it been as well, or as gen- 
erally or thoroughly performed as 
when this duty has been as- 
sumed by the civil authorities. — 
Italy, Spain and Mexico are illustra- 
tions of the clerical system, and Ger- 
many and the States of our country, 
ot the lay or civil 'System. 

Strictly speaking, in a country 
where the organic law, like ours, pro- 
claims absolute freedom of religion, 
we have n*o right to appropriate any 
of the public money or land to secta- 
rian schools. The legislation that 
has heretofore permitted it is the en- 
tering wedge of a determined effort to 
destroy our system of free common 
schools, and upon its ruins to build 
up a State Church and put the whole 
subject of education under the control 
of religious sects. 

However excellent a school may be 
the mere fact that the course of study 
and choice of teachers are not under 
the control of the public school au- 
thorities, but are under the direction 
of a seot or sects, should of itself 
alone wholly exclude it from the pub- 
lic treasury. Let the same authority 
support it that controls and manages 
it. 

Every child is provided for, and 
liberally provided for, in the free pub- 
lic schools. If any sect desires its 
children to leave the public convey- 
ance on the road t« knowledge and 
take a private sectarian coach it can- 
not honestly object to paying the cost 
ot this sectarian coach itself. 



CHRISTIAN FAMILY COMPANION. 



169 



The tables forming part of thin re- 
port hIii>»v that a church in thin city 
that founts Its blocks of houses and 
stores by miles aud their value at 
millions, all payiug to it, yet, hut in 
hand, knocks at the door of the city 
treasury annually for a few dollars in 
aid of its two charity schools. That 
church could well afford to support 
twenty such charity schools out ot its 
own treasury. 

We have brought forward these 
alarming facts in no spirit of hostility 
to true religion, nor to any church or 
political party as such, but exclusive- 
ly in the character of American citi- 
zens, and we call upon our fellow cit- 
izens, irrespective of sect or party, 
to oppose, in all lawful ways, taxa- 
tion, or appropriation of public money 
or public land for sectarian purposes. 

•• — 

AnnoaDfementi. 

DISTRICT MEETIN08. 

Southern District of Indiana, March 28th, 
North Fork, of Wild Cat. Stop at Detln and 
Buck Creek. 

Middle District of Indiana, April 13th, 
Pipe Creek, Six miles south-west of Peru. — 
Stop at Pern and Bunker Hill. 

District of West Virginia, April 2ttth, 
Beaver Ruu Meeting-house, Mineral county. 
Stop at New Creek station. 

Northwestern District of Ohio, on the I9th 
day of A'-rll, In the Brethren's Meeting- 
house, In Pop'ar Ridge cong relation Defi- 
ance count*', five mile* northeast of Defiance. 
Brethren coiling by rail should stop at Defi- 
ance on Thursday afternoon, where there 
will be conveyance to take them to the place 
of meeting. 

Jacob Lehman. 

The Dl«trlct Meell"e of the Eastern Dis- 
trict of Maryland, will meet (Lo'd permit- 
ting) at the Beaver-dam Meeting-bouse in 
Frederick oountv. on Tuesday morning, the 
2d day of April, 1872, at 9 o'clock. 

Philip Botlb, Clk. 

We intend holding our District Meeting i 
of the Middle District of Iowa, on Monday, 
the«th day ofMay.1872. at Brooklyn, Powe- ! 
sheik county, Iowa. We purpose holding 
a Communion Meeting In connection, com- 
mencing on Saturday, the 4th of May. We 
hope that all t*ie sub-districts compo«lng 
this District will be fully represented ; and 
as many of the adjoining districts as can. 
We ex.end a hearty Invitation to the Broth- 
erhood in general, to meet with u* in coun- 
cil. 

J. 8. Sktdkb, Cor. Sec'y. 

MARRIED. 



DIKD. 

Wt admit tin poetry under any eircumstan- 

re* In connection with Obituary Notices e 
wiili to use nil alike, ami we Could not Baser! 
verses with nil. 

In the Ridge District, Franklin county. 
Pa., Feb niry Tin, sister MARIA HENRY, 
In the Colli year of her age. Services by the 
Brethren. Text, Rev. 14 : 13. 

J. R. Fogelsanger. 

In Qne nulionlBg branch, Somcravt county 
Pa., on the 9th day of February, brother 
JOHN RUMMEL; aged 55 years 8 months 
and 19 days. He leaves a sorrowing widow 
and six children in deepest grief. Funeral 
discourse, on the lltb, from 1 Cor. 15: 22, 
to a large concourse of people, by the under- 
signed, followed with appropriate remarks 
by Samuel B'.ough, (Menonlte.) 

KWAS'f.. J. ISl.OIOH. 

On November the 33-d. 1S71, my moth«>r, 
CATHERINE AMMERMAN, aged 87 years, 
and 27 days She was the mother of eleven 
children, five of whom are left to mouru her 
loss; fifty-five grand children, eight-three 
greatgrandchildren, and three great great 
grandchildren. She was a member of the 
Methodist church for fifty yea s. 

Harriet E. Knox. 

Near Lanark, Carroll County, Illinois, 
in the Cherry-grave congregation December 
4th, 1871. brother ISAAC SCHMUCKER, 
aged 58 years, 7 months and 10 days. The 
deceased was a minister in the second degree, 
and labored faithfully in the cause, of Chri