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THE JUVENILE REPORTER.
damp days and thick fogs have come again, and young and old, rich and poor, are all another year older, and so much nearer the end of life. The Reporter feels that for old people like him, who have to toil and cough their way through the fogs of winter as well as they can, there is a double call to be up and doing. But the close of a year speaks also to the young.
Some of those who read these lines may never live to be as old as the hand that writes them, and therefore the message to them is, “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.” Shorter graves than yours have been opened in almost every churchyard since the year began, and it was not owing to your good management that one was not made for you.
While, with ceaseless course, the sun
Has been hast’ning through the year,
Never more to meet us here;
They have done with all below;
But how little pone can know,
Speedily the mark to find;
and leaves no trace behind :
Bear us down life's rapid stream;
All below is but a dream.
Pardon of our sins renew,
With eternity in view. This has been a wondrous year for some people. Many have been “born again”-have had their sins taken away and their hearts filled with love to Jesus. They are now happy-glorying in the Saviour's love. Is it so with
you? If not, whose fault is it? No one's, surely, but your own.
We have lately had some very interesting accounts from China, but they must all be mentioned in a few lines. One day the Good News Boat was overtaken by a storm, and would probably have been lost but for the kind help of some natives close at band, who bastened out at great riek to themselves. These men were not Christians, but they respected the missionaries.
One of the missionaries lately found an old cloth dealer, who was a Christian, in darkness and melancholy. Said ho, “ I have lost the precious jewel of faith ; I cannot get it back.” In answer to the inquiry as to when he lost it, he replied, “Ever since I was tempted to sell a piece of cloth to a man on the Sabbath day." Reader, bave you peace with God ? then, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy."
One of the men who takes charge of the Good News Boat was converted four years ago, and although he is sixty years of age, he always declares he is an aged man not passing four years old. In this true, spiritual sense, friend, how old are you? Till next year, Good bye.
Question. Dec. 11 Parable of the LXXII. & LXXIII.-Psalm Matt. xiii. 1Sower,
lxxvii. 5-8. 18 Zacharias's Vi. LXXIV. & LXXV.-Luke i Luke i. 8—20. sion,
37. 25 Value of Time. CXXVI. & LXXVII.-Psalm Pslam xc, 1-17.
xe. 11-13. Jan, 1 Christ Con- LXXVIII.-Isa. 1, 5, 6. Matt. xxvii. 26
Presbyterian Church in England.
6 Shall we, whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from high-
The lamp of life deny ?
The joyful sound proclaim,
Has learnt Messiah's name.
so Waft, waft, yo winds, His story;
you, ye waters, roll,
It spreads from pole to pole,”
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186 Altar on the Prairie, the 124 Amoy, Letters from
13 Australian Diggings, Revival at the
91 Barn Lodgers, the
66 Be Useful
75 Bede, the Venerable. 114 Believe and Live
158 Bibles, Cheap
126 Blessing God
159 China, Prayer for
11 a Letter from.
53 Scraps from
74 the War in
136 Persecution of the Christians.
182 Chinese Christian, the Last Words of a
168 -Idol-maker, Advertisement of a.
138 Christians suffer. ing for Jesus,
87 - Prison, a Peep into a
174 Christianity in India.
187 Collecting Card of Juvenile Messenger
81 - Boxes, a
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185 Corfu, Good News from 14
Prayer Meeting in 77 Counting the Cost
169 Deathbed Scenes.
73 Denying Self
45 Diamond Dust, 96, 112, 128, 160 Don't Give Up.
157 French Canadians, Gospel amongst the .
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60 Gethsemane, the Garden of 107 Good Works
180 Grand Inquiry, the
173 Hamilton, the Young Duke of
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39 Heathen World, the . 95
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43 Hinges, all over
60 Hour-glass, the
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58 Hole in the Road, the
90 Hymns for the Chinese . 156 Indian Chief, Mission sup. posted by an.
94 India, Heathen Girls in . 116 Infidel Father and his Lit. tle Boy .
99 I've missed it at last
28 Jesus forgiving Sinners 154 Juvenile Reporter, the, 14, 31,
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118 Life and Death.
46 Look of Remembrance, an Awful
122 Looking to Christ.
35 Macaulay, Lord
81 Men who have risen Missionaries, Departure of
18 Missionaries' Fareweil
36 Mountains Mules in Central America 184 Needlewoman and the Actress
132 Negro and his Bible,
25 the Pious
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