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OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBRR id. 1B43.
Wilt O'CH THE I.OKEI.Y 1111.1,4.
IT A. A. HCLIII, D. D.
When o'er tho lonely bills at eve,
Tho last faint ray of sunlight fade,
With thoughtful Meps tiie world I leavo,
To dwell in twilight's shade.
And there, oh God ! in deep devotion,
The spirit from its prison free,
Sigh o'er the Irerulilni chord's emotion,
And breathes its hymn of lovo to thee.
Sure to this holy hour is given
The harmony that music brings ;
When, from hur own enraptured heaven.
O'er this dark world some angel sings:
Oh may the soul's desire, revealing
In plaintiff sadness all its woe?,
Bring back once more that glow of feeling,
Which gives the wounded heart repose.
From Schiller's " rilgiim."
THI! NORM OF I.IFK.
Life's fust beavis were bright around nic,
When I left my futlier's cot,
Breaking every tie that bound me
To that deer and hallowed spot.
Childish hopes and youthful pleat-urea,
Freely 1 renoune'd litem all ;
Wont in ijueKt of nobler treasures,
Trusting to a higher call.
For to mo a voice had opoken,
And a ("pirit eeoni'd to sir,
" Wa uet forth the path is broken
Yonder, eastward, lies the way.
Kost not till a golden portal
' Thou hast guiu'd ; then enter in,
And what thou hast pri'd as mortal,
There immortal life shall win."
Virtue 's a solid rock, whereat being aimed
Tho keenest darts of envy, yet unhurt,
The marble hero stands, built on such hnH,
While they recoil and wound the shooter's fare
AND TIIE YOUNG PRE ACHE H.
All aged traveller, worn ami weary,
was gently urging his tire J beast, just as
the sttii was drooping behind the range
of hills that bounded the horizon of t!io
rich and pirturcsqo country, in the vicin
ity of Springfield, Ohio. It was a sultry
August evening that lie had journeyed a
distance of thirty-live miles since morn-
. . , i i I
ng, his pulse uiroorting unucr tne iiuiu
ence of a burning sun. At Fairfield he
had been hospitably entertained by one
at L rs It si A fiTi t l flfl J It n t'lildf I II ff 1 1 1 O
Hilt) uau ivi.uiimLu nw 'vtviuii ' uiv
cross, and who had ministered to him for
Miis Master's sake of the benefits which
himself had received from the hand that
feedcth young lions when they lack ; and
lie had travelled on refreshed in spirit.
Hat many a weary Triilc had he journeyed
over since then, and now as tho evening
shades darkened around, he felt the bur
den nf nge and toil heavy upm him, and
.ie desired the pleasant retreat he had
pictnrul to himself when tho days pil
grimare should have been accomplished.
It was not long before the old man
checked his tired animal at the dour of
the anxiously looked for haven of rest.
A middle aged woman was at hand, to
whom he.niihlly applied for accommoda
tion foi himself and horse.
' 'I dotA know,' said she, coldly, after
scrutinizing for some time the appearance
of the traveller which was not the most
promising, 'that we can take you, old
man. You seem tired, and I'll sec if the
minister of the circuit, who is here to
night, will let you lodge with him.'
The young circuit preacher soon made
his appearance, and consequentially swag
gering up to the old man, examined him
for some minutes inquisitively, then ask
ed a few impertinent questions and fi
nally, after adjusting his hair half a dozen
f i - i .t i i t . .
times, iceiing ins smnoin snaveu emu,
confuted that the stranger should share
his bed for the night, and turning upon
his heel entered the house.
The traveller aged and weary as he
was, dismounted and led his faithful ani
mal to. the stable, where with his own
hands he rulThcd him down, watered him
and gave him his food, and then entered
the inhospitable mansion where he ex
pected so much kindness. A meihodist
resided in the house, and as the circuit
preacher was to be there, great prepara
tions were made to entertain him, and a
number of the meihodist young ladies of
the neighborhood had leed invited, so
that quite a party met the eye of the
stranger, as he enteicd no one taking
the slightest notice of him, and he weari
ly sought a vacant chair in the corner,
out of direct observation, but where he
could note all that was going on ; and
his anxious eye showed that he was no
careless observer of what was transpiring
The young minister played his part
with all the frivolty and foolishness of a
city beau, and nothing like leligion cs
caped his lips. Now he was chattering
and bandying senseless compliments w'nh
a young lady,, and now engaged with an
other in trifling repartee, who was anxious
to appear interesting in his eyes.
The stranger, after an hour, during
which no refreshments were prepared for
liim, asked to bo nhoiven to his room, to
u'ldch he retired unnoticed grieved nnd
shocked at the conduct of the family and'
the minister. Taking from his saddle
bags a well worn bible, he seated himself
in the chair, and was soon buried in
thoughts holy and elevating, and had food
to eat which those who passed by him in
pit v and scorn dreamed not nf. Hour
after hour passed away, and no one came
to invite the old, worn down traveller to
partake of the luxurious supper which
was served below.
Towards eleven o'clock the minister
came up stairs, nnd without pause or
prayer, hastily threw off his clothes and
rot into the very middle of a small bed
which was the resting place of the old
man as well as himself. After a while
the aged stranger rose up, and after par
tially disrobing himself, knelt down and
remained for many minutes in fervent
prayer. The earnest breathing out of his
soul soon arrested the attention of the
young preacher, who began to feel some
few reproofs of conscience for his neglect
of this duly. The old man now rose
from hi3 knees, and, after slowly undress
ing himself, got into bed, or rather
upon the edge of the bed, for the young
preacher had taken possession of the
centre and would not voluntarily move an
inch. In this uncomfortable position the
stranger lay some time in silence. At
lengthn the young preacher made a re
mark to which the old man replied in a
style and manner that arrested his atten
tion. On this he moved over an inch or
two and made more room.
'How far have you come to-day, old
'From where V
All, indeed ! Yon must be tired afte
so long a journey for one of your age.'
'Yes, this pttur body is much worn
down by long and constant travelling,
and I feel that the journey of today has
exhausted me much.
The young minister moved over a lit
tle. 'Then yoti do not belong to Spring
'No I have no abiding place.'
I have no continuing ritv. My home
is beyond this vale of tears.' 1
Another move of the minister.
How far have you travelled on your
present journey ?'
'From Philadelphia ! (In evident sur
prise.) The Methodist General Confer
ence was in session there a shoit time
since. Had it broken up when yon left.
'It adjourned the day before I started.'
Ah, indeed!' moving still further
over towards the front side of the bed, and
allowing the stranger better accommoda
tion. 'Had Uishop George left when you
came out V
'Yes he started at the same time I did
we left in company.'
Here the circuit preacher relinquished
i lull nail ol me tied, anil politely re
quested the slrangei to occupy a larger
'How did the Hishoplook he is get
ting quite old now and feeble, is lie not?'
He carries his age tollerably well.
Hut his labor is a hard one, and he be
gins to show signs, of failing strength. '
'He is expected this way in a week or
two. How glad I shall be to shake
hands with the ''derail of the cross ! Hut
you left in company with the good old
man, How far did you come together?'
'We travelled alono for a long dist
'You travelled alone whiih the Hishop.'
Yes ; we have been intimate for
'You intimate with Hishop George V
'Yes, why not?
'Bless me ! Why did I not know that ?
Hut may I be as bold as to inquire your
'George ! George ! Not Hishop George?'
'They call me Hishop George,' meek
ly replied the old man
'Why why bless me Bishop George.'
exclaimed the now abashed preacher-
springing from the bed. You have had
no supper ! I will immediately call up
the familv. Whv did you not tell us
who you were V
Stop stop, my friend,' said the Bish
op gravely, 1 want no supper here, and
should not eat any if it were got for me.
If an old man ; toil worn and weary,
fainting with travelling through all the
long summer day, was not considered
worthy a meal by this family, who pro
fess to have set up the altar of God in
their house. Bishop George is surely not.
He is at best but a man, and hat no claim
beyond common humanity.
A night of severer mortification the
young man never experienced. The
Bishop kindly admonished him nnd warn
ed htm of the great necessity there was
of adorning the doctriu of Christ, by fol
lowing him sincerely and humbly. Gent
ly but earnestly he endeavored to win him
back from his wanderings of heart, and
directed him to trust more in tJod and
less in his own strength.
In the morning the Bishop prayed with
him long anil fervently, before lie left the
chamber, and was glad to see his heart
melted into contrition. Suon afier, the
Uishop descended and was met by the
beads of the family with a thousand sin
cere apologies. He mildly silenced them
anil Rked to have his horse brought out.
The horse was accordingly soon in readi
ness, and the Hishop taking up his sad
dle bags, was preparing to depart.
lint surely, Hishop,' urged the distress
ed matron, 'you will not thus leave us ?
Wait a few minutes, breakfast is on the
No, sifter L , I cannot breakfast
here. You did not consider a pour toil
worn traveller worthy of a meal, and Bish
op George has no claim but such as hu
And thus he departed, leaving the fami
ly in confusion and sorrow, lie did not
act thus from resentment, for such an
emotion did not rise in his heart, but lie
desired to teach them a lessen such as
they would not easily forget.
Six month afier this time the Ohio
Animal Conference met at Cincinnati,
and the young minister was to present
himself for ordination as a deacon and
Hishop George was to bo the presiding
On t lie first day of the assembling of
the conference, our minister's heart sunk
within him as he saw the venerable Bish
op take his seat. So great was his grief
and agitation that he was obliged to h ave
the room. In the evening as tiie Bishop
was seated alone in his chamber, the Kev.
Mr. was announced, and he reques
ted hint to be showen up. lie gra.ped
the young man by the hand with a cordi
ality wImcIi he did run expect, for he had
made cartful inquiries, and found that
since they had met before a great change
had been wrought in him. He was now
as humble as he was before worldly mind
ed. As a father would have received a
disobedient but repentent child, so did
this good man receive his erring but con
trite brother. They mingled their tears
together, while the young preacher wept
as a child upon the bosom of his spit ii
ual father. At the session he was ordain
ed, and he is now one of the most pious
and useful ministers in the Ohio Center
encc. "Will There be I'loweri in llentenf''
MY MISS C. W. HA II II Kit.
"Where is that radient shore ?
Shull we not seek it and weep no more ?"
I sat alone in my school room. The
little busy beings who had clustered a-
round me all day, had taken their dinner
baskets upon theis arms, anil journeyed
off over the hills, in the paths which led
to their several homes.
My desk was strewn over with wither
ed wild flowers. Some had been given,
me as tokens of love, from infantile bands,
and others weie brought in by the botani
cal class for analvzatiou. In the recita
tion of that class, 1 had dwell for a long
er limo that night than I was wont, upon
the vegetable world, and the wisdom and
goodness of its Creator.
I spread before them the beautifully
tinted coronal of the field lilly, and show
ed them its thread-liko stamens crowned
with golden knobs, and its curious pisti
les. Fioin another wild fluwer, I drew
the delicate and nicely notched calyx, and
explained its viwrious uses, and, asked if
man with his boasted powers, had ever
planned or executed any thing half so
I turned over the pages of the sacred
volume, read a description of the riches
of Solomon, "and yet," I continued, "in
all his glory he was not arrajed like one
of these." If it is out of our power to
form any thing so pretty, as the little flow
er which we tread under our feet at almost
J every step, should we not be mock! should
we not be lowly ?
A breathless interest pervaded the lit
tle group, and their voices were mote sub
dued than usual, when they came to wish
me "good night." After their last steps
had died away, and the house became si
tul, I opened a book and began to read.
Soon my attention was srrestcd by a quick
light step, and a little girl of live Milliliters
slid in beside me. Her little pale sweet
face, was turned up towards nie, and her
sun-bonnet had fallen back, leaving the
dark rich curls to stray in rich profusion
around her faco and neck.
"I thought Francis had gono home,'
said I a." I lifted her to a seat beside 'mo
"Is she not afraid her mother will be anx
ious about her !
"I thought Miss B would tell mo
more about God and the sweet pretty
flowers," said she "and I have come back
to hear !"
She gathered a bunch of butler cups,
ami I took them and told her agin of their
curious structure. I spoko to her of that
most beautiful of God's creation, the moss
rose, and of the sensitive mimosa, and
said that God had placed the magnolia
upon our eart'i to make it more beautiful
more like heaven.
She listened most earnestly. I spoke
to her of the stars how they were wot Ids
peopled with living beings and perhaps
decked with flowers as bright as our
She caught the idea with enthusiasm
"Will there be flowers in heaven ?" she
"There will be everything which is
sweet and pleasant there," I replied, "and
if flowers can add anything to the beauty
of the golden courts, we shall surely find
"Oh !" said she, I hope the angels will
wear wreaths of them ; I shall love better
to look at them, and hear them sing."
These were among her last words as I
parted from tier that night. The next
day she was not in bet usual seat. I in
quired for her, and they said she was not
well. never saw her again. A few
days after, her coffin passed my window
covered with a black pall, and followed
by a train of mourners.
I stood by the window until they dis
appeared in the circuitous road '.hat led
to the village graveyard, and then I turn
ed with a sigh away and said to myself,
"Yes, Frances, there are lowers in hea
ven for she is tin re."
i:lnini ilimi Allium I.
In a letter from Audubon, dated June
20th, 1843. lat. 4'J 10, N. 100 miles
above Foil Union, he giics tin following
description of an animal which was shot
by one nf bis pnrtv. During a heavy rain
his companions took shelter under a large
tree, whilst he proceeded in searTh of
birds, etc. "I had proeeoded," says he,
"about 400 paces, when to my horror, I
heard not far from me, a very singular
cry, in some measure resembling that of
a human being in distress, but much loud
er. For a moment I did not know what
to do, having nothing with u: but small
shot ; however I was determined to pro
ceed towards the spot from whence the
cry arose, and ascertain if possible what
was the cause, knowing from its continu
ance and loudness, that my companions
would be attracted thither. I had not ad
vanced many paces to the left, verging on
the margin of the lake, before I perceived
some animals moving among the trees. 1
approached very cautiously and to my
surprise saw two beasts, engaged in play
ing, or lighting; ihey appeared to be
of enormous heights, when they stood on
ibeir hind legs, which I have ascertained
thuy continually sit on. 1 remained
watching iliein a short time, uncertain
what to do, when to my great joy my
friends came up, being attracted by the
noise, and having some fears for my safe
ty. Inactive spectators we could not re
main so determined therefore to attack
them, and as they then lay exauted 1
thought if they were not loo vicious, I
might procure one alive. Filled with
this intent, wo advanced towards them,
nd when near they both sprang up and
sal on their hind parts, with their fore
paws upraised, seeming to threaten de
scent upon us. Une ol my companions
being somewhat afiaid, shot one, and the
other bounded off with the most fearful
leaps. Another such an animal I never
saw vour Buffalo or mountain Elks, an
nothing in comparison, in the scale of
worth. To give you a proper description
will be to liken it somewhat in shape t;
a Kangaroo, but varying in many pariicu
lars. It ..aits on its hind legs the same
way, birTvjflt shaped in its abdominal re
gions the same ; its front legs or arms
are bhort, but armed wi'li sharp claws,
nnd they bound or jump wiih their hind
legs. I'hey have a tail somewhat like
that of a sheep, about ten inches long,
and round the middle of the body, they
have a ring or flesh about 12 inches wide
and 8 inches thick in the middle or centre,
which produces a great quantity of oil.
On their heads they have two horns very
similar to the horns ol a ilcer, nut no
more than 18 inches long the head is al
so shaped veiy like that of a deer, and
has the sninu kind of teeth, but what is
more remarkable than all the rest, their
coal is of the most beautiful fur I ever be
held, of a (h;rk drown color. Tho pro
portioiu of the one we killed were very
great, it weighed to the best of our caleu
lations, upwards of six hundred pounds
and it measured from the top of the head
to the rud of the tail 9 feet and i in
ches, which appeals to be their full grown
size, W e had no sooner killed this- one
than some Indians, attracted .by the report
of the tiiic, joined us. Our interpret1
conversed with them they sjid that in
these woodlands these animals were in
great abundance. They called it in their
tongue the (Ka-ko-ka-ki.) or jumper ;
they fed on grass, herbs and foliage.
Upon observing us take off the skin the
Indians expressed a desire to have some
of the flesh, which we gave them. We
cooked some of the same, and found it
delicious; it was very white and tender,
tasted veiy similar to veal, but the ring
on the body was nearly all oil, and the
whole upper part will produce a great
quantity. The Indians look us to their
huts or village which consisted but of six
families ; there we saw no less than six
of these animals domesticated, two young
ones, male and female, which I bartered
some beads for, and intend to send down
to the fort by the first opportunity.
I think without doubt in point of use
fulness and value, I may pride myself of
surpassing most of my eomr cers, in thus
bringing so great a discovery to light.
Every information respecting lham, 1
shall endeavor to attain before leaving
'The Nubility of l.nbor.
If there is, as man v believe, evidence of
in approaching improvement in society,
it is to be found in the rank which honest
labor is taking among us. We are fast
getting rid of those pernicious notions,
which owe their existance to feudal times
when the many were slaves to the few,
that it is ignoble to work. Jn crime, de-
eption and wide-spread ruin, we have
earned the awful results of idleness, and
that wretched pride which is the father of
What a different state would we now
be in, if the wholesome maxims inculca
ted fifty years ago had not been forgotten.
I'lien it was deemed wise for every young
man to nave a traiie, oy wmen wnn
lis own arms he could ram an honest
ivelihood. Even the wealthy,, obliged
their children to have a knowledg of some
mechanical art, as a guarantee against the
reverses which might come upon them.
And if the same plan were to be adopted
again great and glorious would be the re-
The polite professions, as they are
termed, seem to have too many charms
for our young men. There are lawyers
iiough in this citv to envolvc the whole
world in legal quarrels ; the profession is
ibsolutcly crowded, and not more than
one half can possibly gain a living by the
business ; there arc physicians enough
up and physic old mother earth into
haos ; there are ministers enough to
ireach the gospel to half a million of men,
instead of sixty three thousand. The
fact is, law, medicine and theology are
too often the skulking places for lazy,
rotid people to hide in. I'hey have a
trofessinn, a genteel one, and that 6avcs
the poorer part of them from being called
oafers, and gives the rich portion the
pleasing ti'.els of Reverend, Doctor, and
Squire. Now, ministers and doctors are
wanted, we grant and so ate lawyeis,
(alas, that it is so!) but every one who does
not by his profession make an honest liv
ing, is not wanted, and should turn his at
tention to something else. The supply
should be no greater than the demand ;
the surplus is an encumberance on socie
ty, a leech sucking on the great arteries
of community, l or all these pursuits, it
should be borne in mind, produce nothing
which our animal natvrc demand. They
do not raise a house, nor plant a field,
nor launch a ship, nor weave a yard ol
cloth, but on the contrary they live of
these labors. It is the mechanic and
farmer who do these things ; they sup
port no more than are absolutely needed.
All over that number are drones who cat
and drink the fruits of others industry,
The world is beginning to understand
ilii belter. The law of God is irrevoca
ble. Tliou diall earn thy bread with
the sweat of thy brow, is the command,
and the command has made obedience
noble, and a blessing accompanies it.
livery man who labors with his own
hand in some calling that benefits himself
and fellow man, is a nobleman, for he
performs his duty to his maker and his
duly to his race! He who builds up ci
ties, and brings together remote nations,
and gatheis in the rich treasures of the
soul, by his labour, is greater than all the
princes and tilled schemers who have
robbed and oppiessed him. In the lear
ned laboter alone can wc look for the no
bility. Cin. Message.
I think there are two periods in the life
of man in which the evening hour is pe
culiarly interesting in youth and in old
age. In youth, you love, it for iis mellow
moonlights, it million of stars, its rich and
soothing shades, its still serenity ; amit
these we can commune with our loves, or
twine the wreath of friendship, while
there is none to bear us witness but the
heavens and the spit its that hold their end
less Sabbaths then. or look into the
deep bosom of creation, spread abroad
like a canopy above us, and listen till wc
can almost see r.nd hear the waving wings
and melting 6ongs of other beings in other
worlds : to youth the evening is delight
ful ; it accords with the flow of his light
f pirits, ihe flow of his fancy, and the soft
ness of his heart. Evening is also the de
light of virtuous sge, it affords hours of un
disturbed contemplation ; tt seems as an
emblem of the calm and tranquil close of
busy life ; serene, placid, and mild, with
the impress of the great Creator stamped
upon if, it spreads its quiet wings over
the grave, and seems to promise that all
shall be peace beyond it. Fiankltrn
Slunrliu. j .
For a man to enjoy himself, lie mtifit
take the world as it is, unmixed with
a thousand shades and a thousand
spots of sunshine, a rloud here and
there a bright sky a storm to-day, and
a calm to-morrow the chill piercing
winds of autumn, and the bland, reviving
breath of summer. He should realize too,
that he is surrounded by individuals cf
different dispositions and characters, anil
take the mass as they are, and not as he
fancies they ought to be. He should look
up to Heaven in gratitude for what he en
joys, and not censure God for what he
has not granted. Thei he will cease
'retting and snarling, and not before. If
there is one character on this earth who
deserves the appellation of the fool more
than another, it must be that person who
continually frets and snarles, and never
sees a moment's peace, while surrounded
with every thing to please nti instruct
'lie who hits n Trade hnt nit I-?lnlc."
Says Franklin, and never was a more1
true or more useful maxim uttered even
by that great man. Many were the rules
of conduct laid down by him and practis
ed, loo, through his long life, which, if
followed by men in all time and ages,
would greatly improve the condition anil
circumstances of the multitude. The
above raying is easily to be understood by
all, and applicable to all professions and
pursuits. A great day will it be for our
country when youth shall be induced or
compelled to adopt some calling, whether
mercantile, or what is called, a liberal '
profession, or what isxeally mechanical.--
And a greater day will it be when mora'
of them shall choose the latter to become
respectable mechanics rather than second
rate lawyers, or doctors, or divines.
The above remarks were suggested by
a little anecdote we heard related lately
A young man born heir in a largo estate,
was at the age of fifteen, regularly appren
ticed to a respectable ami scientific me
chanic, for the purpose of learning what is
sometimes snceringly called trade.
There was no necessity fur such a step,
but the father chose so to dispose of the
education of his son, often repealing to
him, "7c u ho has a trade has an estate."
The young man became a master of his
trade, and had the supreme happiness
(and earth can afford none more perfect)
of supporting his aged father by his skill
and industry : for the fortune to which
he had been bom heir lo was by rnisfor-,
tunes, all lost. Moreou-r , while perform-
ing this sacied duty, his talents, industry,
and integrity finally won for him both
fame and fortune.
Luxury is traveling apace in this repub
lie. What gorgeous s-peclaclcs are pre
sented of a fine day, by some of tho
Broadway shops ! It is absolutely daz
zling to go by some of them. There is a
splendid looking glass store, and one or
two for cut glass, and for jewelry, that are
equal to tho first in Paris or London
We went in for a moment to the Exhibi
tion Hall of the American ,Museum, the
other afternoon, and beheld some of tho
most beautiful and costly glass ware,
lamps, and so on, that probably were ever
manufactured. Carpets, too, and rich op
pare), fit for the use of an Emporer, are lo
be seen, any hour of the day, in tho prin
cipal streets of our metropolis. Alas 1 we
like it not! The stent simplicity and the
plain and wholesome method of a by-gono
age become our happiness and our true in
lercst better than this advance in splendor
and effeminacy. Home was simple ar.d
i i.i il tit t
neiieu tne worm, one grew luxurious
and fell. .V. V. Sun.
Tho white of nn egg is saij to bo spe
cific for fish bones sticking in the throat
Il is to be swallowed raw, and will carry
down a bone very easily and certainly.
There is another fact touching eggs which
it will do well to remember. When, as
sometimes by accident, corrosive subli
mate is swallowed, the white of one or
two egg"i taken immediately, will neutral1
ize tho poison, nnd change the effect to
that of a dose of calomel. 1 " 1
Why is n mushroom like a' dandy ?
Because it is rapid ju its growth, slim in
its trunk, nnd thick in its head,