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Praying For Rain

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In 1821 a genial coiupany were traveliog io a Btoge-coacb from Albaoy to Niágara Ful!s. Kev. Jedcdiiih Morse, Hou. Eclward Evcrctt, Col. 'T. II. Perkins, and C hand ler St;irr, 13sq., witb Mrs fStnrr, íuadc up tho party. The dry weather of tliat season callad Jrow Mr. Morse the following anccuotc : A Cape Cod clorgyuKin (ne Subbath liad prayed uiost earaestly for rain. lie entreated tbe Lord to "uncork tbo bottles of beaven and Beud down tho ivfresbiog abowera ." Tlio drought had lasted tlirougb August and a part of Beptember, Tuesday morning tbe lino storm began and coutiriucd wilb great violeuco till Friday, floodiug the country snd eweeping otf bridgi-s La all directions. - tíaturday nigbt it tet in to rain again, and Sabbath morning it was still ponring down. TLis timo the prsyer v;is as follows : "O Lord, wc recontly took occasion to entreat Theo to uccork the boules of heaven and suud down the refreshing showors, but wo did nol mean hut the corks should Ie thrown atcay." Mt. Starr followed with a story of "Parson ]Iowo" of Milton, Conu. On a Bhnilar occasion, if not durin the samo drought, lie jietilionud for relief ia these words: '■O Lord, wo wunt rain very niuch. - The rye is sufferuig prodigiously. Of corn wc shull uot have half a erop. Aa for the potiitoes, it is all up with them ; and thère'a thut grass of Den. Couistock's, it in as red aa a fox's tail." Goldwin Smith has writteu a lotter to n (eutlomau iu Oliicago, proffering fifty dollars for the Germán jiatriotio fund. In bis letter ho says he is the hearty friend of the Germau cuus'.1, wbich is that j of public right, of national indepeudenca of real civilizaiiou, of Europcau progross, and ultimatoly of Earopuan peaeo.


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