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THE BTATIONAIi TRIBUNE: mSHING-TOlSr, D. 0., MAY 20, 1882,
Here flcep the nolilo and tho bravo
In solemn quietude,
Above. Potomae's jteneefal wnvc,
By Lee's deserted solitude ;
The birds ping sweetly in the trees
Songs of their native land,
.And niy?tie whispers in the breeze
Float o'er this ailent hand.
The clouds lianp; low oVr Arlington
Like banner nt half-uj.is't,
Seeminjr to shadow sympathy
Cjirm the unknown dead and post.
The sun looks down upon tho scene,
And smiles to find it fair,
And Nature Rives her purest sheen
To clothe these hills so fair.
How many youthful dead arc licrcl
They died ns martyrs die
To keep our siered Union denr.
To save our land for liberty.
Tiiey liad their jjlowiDK hopes, nnd eyes
For all tlwt manhood sees;
They had their loves, their memories,
And nil that deifies.
"Who knows the strnRfjIcs that ivcrc theirs
When eauie the Inst good-hyes,
"When with averted faces they
Beheld Love's parting agonies !
May Heaven let fall her dewy tears
For aye upon each lonely grave.
And true hearts through all coming years
Hevere each fallen brave.
A QUAKER COURTSHIP.
They say " Quaker sermon is best said un
said ;" but, dear reader, my preachment un
derlies a love-story : and if I did not tell tho
story then thee -would never hear it It con
cerns Adam Mott and myself, and a few
other souls. If I undertake it, thee must let
me begin at the beginning; and I apprehend
that for that I need not go back any further
I remembor the first time I ever saw
Friend Mott: father and I were going to
meeting on a first day in fourth month. "Wo
were turning a corner, when the wind waked
out of a sound sleep and blew a great gust
of rain in our faces. Then we found we had
fallen in with our -worthy Friend Potter and
a stranger. The stranger was a personable
man ; but I saw him through the water in
my eyes, and that blurred him a little. An
adverse wind seemed to blow us together. I
was forced against his drab coat before I knew
it ; and Friend Potter said, with a smile :
"This is our friend, Adam Mott, from
Philadelphia. Friend Mott, let mc make
thee acquainted with Eve Douglass."
" How, now ?" said my father. " Is this
verily Friend Adam ? And why didnr't thee
come straight to my house?"
He shook hands as if ho wonld never let
go ; and then I remembered -who the man
was, for I had often heard mention of Adam.
I looked at him critically, and the first thing
I saw was his eyes, as bluo and almost as
unfathomable as the sky. Thee has seen
such bright, opaque eyes, with a smile in
them. But tliee never knows whether the
smile means anything or not ; that is for thee
to find out after thee gets acquainted.
Adam was pleasant to look upon., and his
stiff, quiet ways were rather agreeable; but
I could think of nothing to say to him.
Father wished mc to be social. I knew ho
diil. He had said to me, two or three times :
" Eve, when Friend Mott goes through the
St it, he will call on us, and I expect thee to
-r-: him the best thee knows how. I set
r. -t Kiore by some of his family."
thought I wodld tr3 to be agreeable ;
. '" I had been flayed alive I could not
- :l"'.jght of anything to say. "When
....... li( the young man to go and dine
'!) r.uJ. to make our house his home
t ' n maincd in town, I repeated the
;'.-x j as warmly as I could. He replied
; .'. -. mid go with pleasure : he had long
( . J f-c make our acquaintance.
IImi I jt. Iged 1)3T the way he gazed at my
dres. than he thought I was not much of a
"Frit m."' I did not "wear a sugar-scoop
bonnet, but a straw cottage with worldly
bows on it, and a little laco around the face.
My silk gown was mode-colored, and I had
on a wicked casaque, which was then tho
style. Father allowed mc to wear what I
liked, for I did not " belong to the meeting,"
and my dear mother before me had been one
of the world's people.
They say she was an irrepressible young
creature, always on -wings. I can just re
member the music of her voice as she song
lullabies to inc. She died when brother
John was a baby. I had been sent away in my
little childhood to a drab-colored boarding
school, and had caught from my tench ens and
from constant association with "Friends," a
steadiness of deportment which gave general
satisfaction. Father hoped I had quite out
grown tho troublesome impulsiveness of my
infancy. The trutli is, dear reader, I kept
myself under lock and key. Cousin Sophia
knew it; Dr. Hathaway knew it; and so did
Martha, our maid, and brother John ; for
there were times when I to really obliged
to come out and act myself before somebody.
"Whether this Friend Adam would ever seo
me otherwise than as a demure Quaker
damsel, depended entirely upon tho natural
magnetism of his nature. Thee may wonder
what were my presentiments on that subject?
Ah, friend, theo needn't ask too close ques
tions. A woman may have her intuitions ;
but even when one tries to tell a true story,
don't theo think there arc'some things one
might as well keep back ?
Dr. Hathaway wa3 in the house when we
reached home. Cousin Sophia had sent for
him during a " nervous attack."
"Friend Edward," said I, "lam glad to
have thee here. Now, theo must stay to
dinner and talk as fast as thee can for dear
He did slay, and harangued so lengthily
on politics that I had time to pour tho tea
with Adam's blue cyc3 looking the other
Dinner -was over at last ; and, as soon as
father saw me alone, he asked me, rather
anxiously, how I liked friend Mott.
"Father," said I, "I have not seen him
"Not seen him, child?"
"No, father, he has retired within his
brains and locked himself in, and does not
"He is rather 'put to it' for talk, Eve ; but
I'm satisfied he is a worthy young man:"
""Well, he kept slaying and staying. I
found out one thing he had a "gift of tho
Spirit," and could preach with tho best. But I
ji.-er liked the man so well as I did when
lie Irl to discussing the state of tho country.
M ni-ii !:'s voice thrilled us like a battle
ifm"t. He thought just as father and I
nut, uu i we were patriotic to the ends of our
i ixxion he knows which side his bread
is tnt t-red on," remarked Brother John, who
had never taken very kindly to our new acquaintance.
Friend Mott said he was glad wo could
1 shake hands on the war question; for tho
Friends in general held different views. If
his lifo was spared, he intended to enlist at
ike very next call. My heart glowed witli
sympathy as he talked of resisting unto
blood, striving against sin; Inn, in spite of
his virtues, I was not at my easo with him
yet. And still he staid.
" Perhaps he thinks he has alighted iu tho
gardeu4of Eden, and dreads to leave it," said
Counin Sophia, looking very aviso.
" I am li red of that joke, cousin. If ho is
Adam and 1 am Eve. the more s the pity."
"An odd coincidence though, isn't it, my
dear? Said Mrs. Mott to your father Tvo
named my oldest boy Adam; name your
daughter Eve; and when they are of ago
they shall marry."
.i iiumi jiun,a mouior uiuiru say uuu,
Cousin Sophia ?"
"Indeed she did, Eve; and what is more,
your father replied, placidly, 'Very well,
Friend Priscilla. nothing could please mo
"Now tell me," cried I, hotly, "Who is
"Priscilla Mott was a prim little Qua
keress; and your father ought to have mar
ried her, for he promised to."
"Yes, your father; but he taught school
among the world's people at Milton, and
there he saw Helen Raymond, and she taught
hint what love is!"
Cousin Sophia sighed at this juueture.
She had met with a "disappointment" in
" Cousin Sophia, I eannot credit the story !
My fiither always speaks of love as a 'fig
ment of the brain.' "
" It is often so with elderly men, dear ;
but they know better all the time. Priscilla
Mott I forget her maiden name was
nearly broken-hearted. Not that she died
on the spot women seldom do, Eve; she's
alive now, and her husband, too, for sho
hadn't the strength of mind to remain single.
She married a shiftless, do-nothing sort of
man, and your father feels as if he couldn't
do too much for tho family; he has helped
Oh ! Sophia, thee cuts me to the heart. To
think that my father, the soul of honor,
should havo broken his word."
" Child, what do you know of these mat
ters? You should not have urged me to tell
the story. I don't know what your father
would say. Don't breathe it to him for the
I made no reply. I was thinking of Abra
ham and Isaac. "When Abraham was com
manded to offer up his little son, did he
flinch ? If father thought it a duty to sacri
fice me, would he hesitate?
My eyes were opened now, and I saw
which wny the straws were blowing. Adam
was half tho time musing in a corner, with
those handsome, opaque eyes fixed on me.
But when at last the declaration came, I was
not exact' prepared for it. For the quiet
Adam to speak in such an impassioned man
ner was a marvel. It moved me; but
whether my heart was touched, I could not
tell. He said he would try to wait with
patience for my answer. It seemed to mo
he would havo to wait till doomsday.
I sat in my room half that afternoon
thudding my fingers through my hair, won
dering how girls (11(1 make up tlie.ii minds.
By comparison, probably. For instance, did
I like Adam better than Solomon Potter?
O, certainly; he knew a great deal more.
Better than Dr. Hathaway? "Why, Dr.
Hathaway wasn't to bo taken into the ac
count ; ho was not a suitor like Solomon
and Job, and although an excellent man,
must be at least thirty-five' years old ! If I
lived in that wide and dangerous place called
"the world," should I be likely to meet
people more agipeahle than old bachelors
and "preaching friends?" But this ques
tion did not bear upon the subject. My lot
was cast among Quakers.
Miriam Grant came in that evening, and
I longed to open my heart to her, but sho
was not a girl to respect t one's confidence,
though such a pretty, winsome creature that
I loved to watch her. Adam seemed to find
her entertaining. She was not overawed by
him as I was. "Why hadn't he fancied her
instead of me, and saved me all this trouble
of making up my mind?
Presently Dr. nathawny, who boarded at
Friend Grant's, camo to walk home with
Miriam, no talked to me, but I scarcely
listened. I was thinking how I longed to
a."k father if he really wished me to cancel
his debt to the mother by marrying the son.
Not that I should ever sny as much to father;
I could not break 'through the reserve which
had always existed between us.
" I see thou art in perplexity," said Dr.
Hathaway, falling into the "plain language,''
as he sometimes did with me when ver'
much in earnest. " Is there anything I can
do for thee, Eve?"
"Nothing. O no, Friend Edward, and I
musn't tell thee what it is," stammered I.
' I am not perplexed at till ; and if I am,
thee musn't notice it."
Ho looked at me, and then glanced across
the room at Adam, who seemed to be fnr
tively watching us. In my simplicity I
never imagined that the story was very easy
"My dear child," said the Doctor, in his
kind way, " I would not intrude on thy con
fidence for the world, but "
"What he might havo said I do not know;
something to be remembered afterward;
something to give me a little aid, I do not
doubt; but just then Cousin Sophia came
languidly along and desired the Doctor to
pronounce on a new "symptom." I was
vexed ; I wished to talk longer with Friend
Edward. Not that I would have told him
anything, but I might have asked a few
leading questions, I thought, without be
traying Adam. While Miriam was putting
on her things, he found time to say :
"Bo true to thyself, Eve. Let no one
over-persuade thee to any step thy heart
does not sanction. Next time wo meet I
havo a long story to tell thee. Good-bye."
"Bo true to thyself, Evo." These words
rang im my cars.
But I was not truo to myself any more
than was tho great-grandmother of us all.
I did not know what the truth Avas. My
mind was tossed up and down like tho sea
in a storm. I had no mother whose advice
I could seek. Adam loved mo so dearly
that was what I thought and father said to
me with such a confident look:
" I am glad thee seems to bo led in tho
right path, Eve."
Cousin Sophia rallied mo upon being rn
love. John made broad jokes on the subject
I supposed they all knew better than I did.
The facts seemed to push me along, just as
the adverse wind blew mo that first day
ajprnst Adam's drab coat. I supposed I yis
led iu tho right path when I put my had
iu Friend ilott's, and said :
"If thee wants me I am thine."
"Thank the Lord,' ejaculated Adam, "at
"Thee is a good daughter," said falnr,
buoyantly; "thee'll make a good wife."
"If thee chooses to lie a fool," said brotbr
John, doggedly, "Fvo nothing to say. U
thee would only look straight before ty
nose, thee'd seo a man worth twenty Adsi
" I suppose theo means thyself, John."
Father and Adam had long talks abat
my property which had been accumulating
in bank ever sinco my mother's death, is
Adam was to be a merchant, iallier thonjat
it best for him to take my money and it
himself up in business. 1 had no objectim
When father and Adam discussed time
matters, I stole oft by myself. I loved ;o
keep out of the way on tho slightest cxcud.
Adam had always been hard to cntcrtap,
and new conversation with him was will
nigh impossible. We sat in tho parlor iy
the half hour without speaking. Only when
we talked about the Avar, then he was eb
quent, and I listened Avith pride. He sad
he must leave me at the call of his county,
and I replied;
" Adam, I'll never stand in thy way."
One day Miriam Grant gaA'C a party. Et
Avas Ih en that our engagement becameknovn,
though Avhat little bird whispered it Ine-ver
knew, unless it Avas Cousin Sophia.
Dr. Hathaway was the first to congrafa
late me. The cuests Avere all out of doora.
and Friend EdAvard and I walked along to
gether toward the summer-liouse in the grr
den. I suggested that it Avas a good timebr
tho story he had promised to tell. He
seemed to have forgotten the promise.
"What did thee mean that night whin
thee told mc to be true to myself, Friend Bl
Avard ? Thee didn't suspect what was on ny
" I hope yon pondered a'c11 my words,"
replied Friend Edward, Avith out noticing ny
question. "You have been true to yoursel"?
You arc happy ?"
" 0 very happy, indeed. Thee has no ida
Iioav pleased father is!"
" I suppose so. And you are pleased, to),
Eve ? Forgive mc for asking : but you haAe
While he spoke he never looked at ms,
but straight at the sky.
"Doubts?"' said I, affecting a confideit
tone; "not one."
"Then I am satisfied,' replied Friend El
Avard, solemnly; but his face was so pale
that it startled me, and there was -a look .n
it that thrilled my heart strangely. I avss
never in my life less sure of any thins; than I
was just then of my love for Adam Mott!
Wo had unconsciously strayed to sone
distance, and on our return I saw that Adam
was displeased. As we Avalkcd home he un
dertook to ehido me for being too trifling in
my manners. His Avords Avcre very gentle,
but they roused me to anger.
" Adam Mott," said I, " theo may as Avdl
knoAv first as last that I am not a saint.
Thee need not attempt to control n
shallmcver ask thy leave to talk with !
friend. Moreover, Avhile I Avas Avalkim
the doctor Avhat Avas Hire doing?"
Re;nlinc wUKlr-r -rrith Milium, for hi
told me so.
Adam hastened to apologize, and t
soothe me Avith tender words; but aii no
said only irritated mo; his affection repelled
me more than his anger.
Another Avoek passed. I was growing
wretched. Father thought my sobriety
very commendable, and Adam liked mo all
the better for it.
He and father still talked of trade; but I
fancied father Avas not as well satisfied as, at
first Avith Adam's business capacity ; ho told
me he thought the young man Avas too fond
of speculation ; ho didn't know but ho " took
after tho MotLs."
Adam Avas going homo to Philadelphia to
enlist with the young men of his own city.
Why didn't he start? When he was fairly
gone, at last, 1 drew a sigh of relief. It Avas
downright wicked of me, but I could not
" 0 Cousin Sophia," said I, one day, in an
irrepressible burst of confidence, "I begin to
be afraid I don't love Adam as well as I
"Well, dear," replied my experienced
cousin, "it will be very different after you
Iieadtr, docs thee perceive the sophistry of
Friend Edward had grOAVn estranged. I
could not but observe it Avith pain. Ono
evening he camo to say good-bye. He ivas
going into the army as surgeon. Friend
Edward ! Ah, this struck home ! I tried to
conceal my distress. I had begun before this
to suspect the true stato of my heart, and
the bitter consciousness made mo Avary.
Words I had no right to speak rose to my
tongue; emotions I had no right to feel were
throbbing at my heart; tears Avhich Avould
not have started if Adam had been dying,
gushed up and choked mo A-4iilo Edward
held my hand to say good-bye.
So many years as I had known him ! Such
pleasant talks as Ave had had together ! How
could 1 spare him ? Perhaps he might not
live to como back ! Nover had I known such
a friend before, never should I find such an
other. It Avas dreadful that ho was going,
and I dared not tell him I Avas sorry.
" Not ono Avord for me ?" said he, sadly.
" Only say ' God speed,' my friend !"
My lips moved. He must have seen I
could not speak. I tore my hands from his
and rushed out of the room ; that was our
Tho summer passed on or they called it
summer. I tried to do my duty, and hoped
that sometime my mind Avould " settle down
into quietness." I worked in the kitchen
and I Avorkcd for tho soldiers. Miriam's
mother held mc up as a model. But always
underlying everything clso was the thought,
"Why can't I die?"
They said Dr. Hathaway was engaged to
Miriam. It Avas no concern of mine, but sho
Avas too shallow for Friend Edward. I had
my own priAato thoughts as to Avhat might
have been, but I dared not think them. And
as for the chain which bound me to Adam, I
never dreamed of starting ono of its iron
links. Hadn't my word boon passed. My
Adam had not enlisted yet ; was waiting
for his company. His letters to me Avero
Avell enough, but I had no patience to read
them. Yet all the while I listened greedily
to every stray Avord front Dr. HathaAvay. He
Avas throwing his Avholo soul into the Avork.
Everybody in tOAvn missed tho good doctor
Cousin Sophia by no means least.
Ono eA'cning, as I Avalked home from a
sewing-circle, whom should I meet in my
A-ery path but Adam Mott? "Why, Avhcro
in the Avorld did thee come from ?" I cried
Avith more surprise than delight.
He seemed so glad to scemc that my heart
smote me for my coolness.
" When is thy company to start?"
"They started tAvo weeks ago.
be the last to blame me, Eve. I
courage to leave tbec!"
" What does thee say, Adam ?"
" I've been longing so for another sight of
thy sweet face, Eve."
" Adam, said I, coldly, " thee hasn't given
"Well, yes, Eve, the truth is, my love for
theo stands in tho way."
" Indeed," cried I, " it shall do so no longer !
Where is thy patriotism, Adam ?"
"Don't be hard on me, Eve !"
"Thee might know, Adam," cried I,
throAving oil all restraint, "that all I ever
liked in thee av.is thy patriotism! If thee
hasn't that, theo has very little to recom
mend thee !"
Adam Aviuced. '
"Perhaps, Ea-c, I may havo obtained
clearer views of duty."
"Don't talk nonsense, Adam ! ThecknoAVS
Avhat my temper is !"
" Why, Eve, a man may change his mind,
"Yes, so may a woman. I'ac changed
mine, Adam. I'll never marry thee." The
Avords fleAV out without any Avill of mine.
"Why, Eve, thee is joking!"
"No, Friend Adam; I am in downright
earnest. Our engagement has been a mis
take. It is bounden upon me to say so. I
Avish thee Avell, Adam, but there's not ono
spark cf love for thee in my heart not one
"Oh, Eve, Eve!"
" I have deceived theo, Adam. I beg thy
pardon. If theo had enlisted as thee said
theo Avould, I should have kept my word if
it had killed mc. Now, as long as theo
breaks thy own promise, how can theo hold
mo to mine!"
Adam gazed at me in a stupor. What I
had said was not to bo comprehended in a
" But Eve, thee Avouldn't break thy friend's
heart ! "
He looked as if tho blow had crushed him.
I Avanted to sink into the earth. I deeply
pitied the man I had Avrongcd. But what
Avas spoken was spoken, and even if I could
I would not have taken it bade.
When I told father of it he was sorely
"He had thy promise, daughter thy faith
ful promise ! "
Hoav could father look mo in tho face and
"Father," said I, earnestly; "I believe I
Adam lingered about the house, and be
sought and beset me till I Avas nearly wild.
Even pity Avas spent at last, and I entreated
him to summon all his manhood and go
Then camo out the true secret of his per
sistence. Ho had used my capital in spectr
in Hon and lost half of it. If I Avould not
. ' him, Avhat Avould become of him, for
!! -mid not pay it back.
it AA'as not love, but debt that had
&-T '.7.t(i him. so! Thee may know I aww
' too glad to forgive the coward Avhat he
"-i . I heard nothing more about lacerated
....waons; and the cringing felloAV went
away very Avell pleased. Then my heart
danced for joy. The Avorld might say what
it pleased. I Avas free, and even my father
Avas heartily glad of tho turn things had
Thus ends the first chapter of my preach
ment; and if thee doesn't seo the moral, it
"A bad promise is better broken than
The second chapter of my story is very
short ; I mean that part of it Avhich Avill
bear the telling.
Friend Edward camo home from the army.
I Avas very shy about letting him see how
glad I AA-as, for I had no more right to any
emotions now than I had when he Avent away,
though for a different reason.
"Why, Eve, no avcIcoiuo for me?"
" Everybody can't be as pleased as Miriam,
I suppose," said I ; and I wished nextminuto
I could bite my tongue out for its foolish
"Theo doesn't mean to say thee believes
that silly gossip?" said Friend Edward, re
proachfully, looking as bright, nevertheless,
as a Juno sunbeam.
"Why, why, thee knows it's no concent
of mine," stammered I, like an idiot. n
Then there Avas more said on both sides.
By-and-by I ventured to look up, and
"All, Friend EdAvard, if thee really loves
me so much as that, I think the least I can
do is to to be true to myself."
That remark of mine AA'as rather am
biguotiss; but it. appeared to give entiro
satisfaction. It showed Friend Edward that
I remembered and lespccted his advice.
"Mr. Douglass," said ho to my father,
"canyon consent to givo your daughter to
one of the Avorld's people ? "
"As to that," replied 1113' father, benignly,
" If tho girl will marry out of meeting, I'd
as soon givo her to theo as to any one I
Which was saying a good deal for father.
Cousin Sophia did not seem at first alto
gether pleased; but after she decided to
marry tho Peverend Seth Witham, of Marl
boro', her A'iews of my prospects underwent
Adam and Miriam havo gono to house
keeping across tho river, like a pair of turtle
Edward and I were wedded three years ago
come next fourth month ; and it is a truo
marriage ; so 1 suppose theo Avill say, that 13
all theo cares to hear about it.
A Boston cashier confessed that ho had
cabbaged all the iunds, mortgaged the bank
building, and cabbaged that. Of course
there Avas a run on tho bank, tho first cus
tomer to arrive yelling at tho cashier: "I
Avant tho balance of my deposit." "You
should not say balance," replied tho cashier,
smiling benignly, but with a shadow of con
tempt, upon the ignorant tradesman ; " tho
balance is allowed only by sufferance. le
mainder is tho proper Avord." The trades
man, abashed, shrank away in silence.
A correspondent asks : " Can a boy leave
his father Avhen ho is eighteen years old ?"
If a father is' eighteen years old a sou is jus
tified in. leaving him, because he ougflit by
that time bo able to take care of himself.
DANIEL WEBSTER'S CREED.
A letter has recently come into the hands
of a Avriterin The Coxgrryrtthnalist, in which
Daniel Webster has set doAvn a feAv proposi
tions in the shape of article?, Avhich are in
tended " to exhibit a short summary of the
I, doctrines of tjic Christian religion," as they
impressed his mind. The document is dated
Boscawcn, N. H., August 8, 1Q07. Tt is
thought that this is the statement Avhich Lc
read to the Congregational church in Frank
lin upon his being admitted to the member
ship of that church. This is not unlikely,
as the date of his admission Avas September
15, 1307. The recent centennial anniversary
of his birth has to a great extent revived the
interest in Mr. Webster, and this " confession
of faith " will undoubtedly be read by many
people with interest.
CONFESSION OF FAITn.
I believe in the existence of Almighty
God, who created and governs tho whole
world. I am taught this by the Avorks of
nature and tho Avords of revelation.
I believe that God exists in three persons;
this I learn from reA'elation alone. Nor is it
any objection to this belief that I cannot
comprehend how one can be three, or three
one. I hold it my duty to believe, not Avhat
I can comprehend, or account for, but what
my Master teaches me.
I believe the Scrsptures of the Old and
New Testaments to be the Avfll and Avord of
God. I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of
God. Tho miracles Avhich ho -wrought es
tablish in my mind His personal authority,
and render it proper for me to believe Avhat
ever Ho asserts. I believe, therefore, all His
declarations, as avcII when he declares Him
self to be the Son of God, as when ne de
clares any other proposition. And I believe
thcro is no other way of salA-ation than
through the merits of His atonement.
I believe that things past, present and to
come are all equally present jin tho mind of
Deity ; that with Him there 5s no succession
of time, nor of ideas ; tharl therefore, the
relative terms, past, present and future, as
used among men, cannot, AVith strict pro
priety, be applied to Deity. I believe in the
doctrines of foreknoA?Iedge and predestina
tion as thus expounded. I do not believe in
those doctrines as impairing any necessity
on men's actions, or in any way infringing
I believe in the utter inability of any hu
man being to Avork out his own salvation
without the constant aid of the Spirit of all
I believe in those great peculiarities of tho
Christian religion, a resurrection from the
dead and a day of judgment.
I believe ia the universal providence of
God; and leave to Epicurus, and his more
nnreasoaablft followers in modern times, the
inconsistency of believing that God made a
world which he docs not take tho trouble of
governing. (Dr. Sherlock.)
Although I have great respect for other
forms of Avorahip, I believe the Congrega
tional mode, on the whole, preferable to any
other. I belieA'o religion to bo a matter, not
of demonstration, but of faith. God requires
us to give credit to the truths which Ho re
veals, not because we can prove them, but
because He declares them. When the mind
is reasonably convinced that the Bible 13 the
Word of God, the only remaining duty is to
receive its doctrines Avith full confidence of
their truth and practice them Avith a pure
I boliove that tho Bible is to be understood
and received in the plain and obvious mean
ing of its passages; since I cannot persuade
myself that a book intended for the instruc
tion and conversion of the whole world should
cover its true meaning in any such mystery
and doubt that none but critics and philoso
phers can discover it.
I believe that the refinements and subtle
ties of human wisdom are more likely to ob
scure than to enlighten the revealed Avill of
God ; and that he is the most accomplished
Christian scholar avIio hath been educated at
the ftot of Jesus and in tho college of fisher
men. I believe that all true religion consists in
tho heart aiid tho affections, and that there
fore all creeds and confessions are fallible and
uncertain evidences of evangelical piety.
Finally, I belieA'o that Christ has imposed
on all nis disciples a life of active benc-o-lcnco;
that he who refrains only from Avhat
he thinks to be sinfnbhas performed but a
part, and small p&ri, of his dnty ; that, ho
is bound to do good and to communicato ; to
love hfa'nelghbor, and to give food and drink
to his. enemy ; and to cndeaA-or, as far as iu
him lies, to promote peace, truth, piety and
happiness in a wicked and forlorn Avorld;
believing that in tho great day Avhich is to
come, there will be no other standard of
merit, no other criterion of character, than
that which is already established. " By their
fruit3 ye shall know them."
CURIOUS MATRIMONIAL MUDDLE.
By a combination of circumstances Mrs
Pachel Foster and Mrs. Rachel Clark avIio
is ono and tho samo person finds herself
legally bound matrimonially to two hus
bands; and has applied to the courts to re
lieve her from the bonds of the double con
nubial knot. According to the papers in di
vorce filed by Mrs. Foster-Clark Avith tho
prothonotary of the court of common pleas,
the lady in lfiflO, at the age of fifteen years,
Avas married to Thomas Foster. Their honey
moon Avas brief, for in two months they quar
relled and ho left her to struggle along as
best sho could. With tho breaking out of
the rebellion tho truant husband Avent forth
to the defense of his country's ling, and tho
girl-wifo became a grass widow only to don
tho Avidow's weeds after the first battle of
Bull Pun, when Avord came home that Fos
ter had fallen on the field of battle.
In the spring of 1SGG she succumbed to the
wooing of Elisha Clark, who Avas connected
with tho United States Marine Corps, sta
tioned in this city. They lived very happi
ly together until 1SS1, when Mrs. Clark
made the discovery that instead of occupy
ing a hero's gravo her first husband Aas in
the flesh and a resident of Bridesbnrg. They
mot on friendly terms; the peculiar situation
in which tho woman had placed herself by
her second marriage Avith Clark Avas dis
cussed, and a separation from the latter fol
loAved. It Avas at this juncture that alio
sought the advice of counsel for assistance in
extricating herself from the peculiar posi
tion in -which she had beon placed. She then
filed in common pleas court, No. 3, two libels
in divorce, ono from Foster on the grounds
of a twenty-years' separation and tho other
from Clark on tho grounds that her marriago
Avith him was voidable, OAving to the libeli
lant already having a husband living at tho
time the marriage ceremony Avas solemnized.
Since the proceedings in divorce were com
menced the fact lias been developed that
Foster, her first love, in whofee interest ?Le
instituted the suits, Itnd also taken tint-)
himself a second wife, thus complicati-.:
matters considerrbly. When the caseconi'-g
up for adjudication spicy revelations aro
promised. Philadelphia Ti.ncs.
Old-fashion shawls aro utilized for por
tieres and table covers.
The popular hat is of dark red straw pro
fusely trimmed with ostrich feathers.
Last year's dres?es can bo modernized
by the addition of full panier draperies.
Morning Avrappers for hot weather aro
being made up of the new barred nausook
Our French mulls come in lovely shades
of eglantine pink, Avater green and primrooo
Chocolate broAvn and myrtle green aro
the fashionable colors for gentlemen's low
crowned Derby hats.
The gorgeous sunflower has had its day,
and the present indications are that it is to
be superseded by the hollyhock.
Veils of garnet, brown, blue and olive
tulle, dotted with chenille, are Avorn Avith
small bonnets by the most fashionable
Even the banisters of the staircases in
fashionable houses are stuffed, covered with
cloths, and trimmed Avith fringe.
The newest bonnets are of Neapolitan
and fancy lace braid, 'trimmed Avith long
garlands of flovrers, and have two pairs of
inch Avide sirings.
Ladies' cloth of solid colors, such as myrtle
green, soldier blue, seal-brown and cadet
gray is liked for little boys' dresses, prettily
trimmed with braid.
The latest caprice of fashion is to suspend
a beautiful decorated miniature tamborino
by ribbons from the belt. A satin bag upon
the underside contains the handkerchief.
Polonaise basques are new thi3 month.
They are longer behind than ordinary
basques, and haA'e the skirt below the hip3
always draped either in panier or tunic
style. They may be made either Avith or
Avithout a simulated A'est.
Hat pins, which are all the Tage thi3
spring, come in a variety of styles, including
bead-headed pins, gold, silver, and all
colors, pansy, violet and daisy-headed pins,
and those Avith cup-like tops on a quivering
One of the leading shapes in neAV hats 13
called the "Patience." It has a round,
conical croAvn and a Avide brim which mils
at the sides and turns up about half an inch
all round the edge. This shape is Avorn set;
slightly back on the head.
Among the novelties brought out for
midsummer are square shawls of the fine
India mull, some exquisitely embroidered
and others finished Avith. block-work and
hemstitching. They are a yard and a quarter
square and quite expensive.
A cadet-blue cloth suit, made with a
Jersey jacket, Avith black frogs on the front,
is considered very stylish. The jacket may
be worn independently, and looks partic
ularly nice with a black silk skirt. The'
hat should be of blue chip trimmed with,
A lovely spring hat is of pearl gray chip,
a large, flat shape, which is indented to suit
the Avearer. The brim is edged Avith pink
daisy trimming and the garniture consists
of soft folds of pearl gray fuille, caught Avith
pink-headed hat pius, pink ostrich tips and
a cluster of silver grapes and lea-es. It ia
faced Avith pink Spanish lace.
In making delicate pastry it is always
better to use butter for that purpose, if pos
sible ; many families, though, from motived
of economy, are forced to use half butter
and half lard, and sometimes the latter alto
gether. A A-ery good paste can be made by
sifting one pound of flour on the pie-board
and mixing half a pound of butter through.
it Avith the fingers until it resembles coarso
meal, and then making it into a dough Avith
very cold water. A small quantity of salt
should be added to it, and after rolling and
folding twice it is ready for use. This Avill
not rise in baking as regular puff-paste does,
but, if properly made, answers very Avell for
Poulet Saute. Cut the chicken into
pieces the samo as for fricaesee ; dry them
on a clean towel and season Avith pepper,
salt, and, if liked, some nutmeg; throw
a spoonful of butter into a stOAvpan and
brown the chicken in it, leaving the thighs
aud thick parts in longer than the others.
When they aro browned aud nearly cooked
add a small onion, some chopped parsley, a.
spoonful of flour, a glass of Avhite Avine?
and a glass of bouillon ; simmer all together
until the chicken is tender, and serve on a
hot dish garnished Avith lemon.
Potted Ciiickex. Boil one chicken until
it is quite tender, adding a bunch of herbs
and some celery to the water Avhile it ia
boiling. When it is cold mince it very fine
and add to it some minced ham in the pro
portion of tAVO-thirds chicken and one-third
ham ; season it very high Avith pepper, salt,
and mixed mustard, and Avork into it a
quarter of a pound of sweet butter: pack it
down into s-uali jars, smooth them.over tho
top, and pour melted butter over the top to
Dressed CAr.r's-HEAD. When properly
prepared this dish is almost as good as ter
rapin. The head should bo opened and
properly dressed by the butcher, and itia
better to use one that 'has been skinned.
Wash thoroughly and boil in clean Avater
until very tender; cut the meat into small
pieces, skin the tongue and cut it up also,
and put all into a saucepan Avith some of tho
liquor in which it AA-as boiled; add salt,
pepper, a tablespoonful of catsup, and a
mustard-spoonful of mixed mustard, and
tAvo hard-boiled eggs which have been
chopped fine. Simmer it o-er the fire, and
thicken Avithbntterand flour rubbed together,
adding an extra lump of butter. Just before
serving add a small cnpful of sherry Aviue.
It is also very nico if the above is poured
into a small pudding-disband the top streAvn
liberally with bread crumbs and browned in.
a quick oven.
Lejiox Pudding. Beat to a cream half
a pound of butter and half a pound of sugar ;
add the grated rind and juice of one lemon,
four beaten eggs, and a cup of cracker
crumbs; pour all into an open crust and
bake in a moderate oven. When cool cover
the top with meringue.