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NOTHING TO DO.
"Nothing to do !" In this world of ours,
Where weeds spring np with fairest flowers,
Where smiles have only a fitful play,
Where hearts are breaking every day.
" Nothing to do 1" thou Christian soul,
Wrapping thee round In thy selfish stole
Off with the garments of sloth and sin,
Christ thy Lord hath a kingdom to win.
" Nothing to do 1" There are prayers to lay
On the altar of Incense, day by day j
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From the grimmest haunts of Sin's defile.
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The precious hope of the Church's need j
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Vigils to keep with tho doubting saint.
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" Follow thou Me, in tho path I tread."
Lord, lend thy help the journey through,
Lest, faint, we cry, " So much to do."
Five Minutes More to Live.
A YOUNG MAN stood up befuro a
large audience in tho most fearful
position a human being could be placed,
lie stood on tho platform of a scalTold.
Tho noose had been adjusted around his
neck, and in a few minutes more he
would bo in eternity. Tho Sheriff took
out his watch aud said :
" If you have anything to say, speak
now, as you have but five minutes more
O what awful words lor a young man
to hear standing there in full health and
vigor ! Shall I tell you his message to
tho youth about him? Ho burst into
tears and said :
" I have to die ! I had only one little
brother. lie had beautiful eyes and
flaxen hair ; and O how I loved him !
But one day I got drunk, for the first
time in my life. I came home and
found my little brother gathering straw
berries in tho garden. 1 got angry with
him without cause, and I killed him
with a blow from a rake. I knew noth
ing about it until I awoke noxt day and
found mv self tied and euardod. Thnv
told me when my little brother was found
his hair was clotted with his blood and
brains. Whisky had done it. It has
ruined me. I have only one word more
to eay to tho young people before I co to
stand in the presence of my Judge.
Never, Never. NEVER touch anv
thing that can intoxicate !" And as ho
said these words he sprang from the box
and was in eternity. Think what an
hour's indulgence in drink mav do 1 This
youth was not an habitual drunkard.
csaun tue deadly cup which steals away
your senses before vou are awnrn nf it-.;
for you can not know the dreadful deeds
you may commiic while uudcr its influ
The Eye or a Needle.
The passage from the New Testament,
"It is easier for a Camel," etc., has per
plexed many good men who read it liter
ally. In oriental cities there are in the
largo gates, small and very low apertures,
called metaphorically " needles' eyes."
These entrances are too narrow for a cam
el to pass through them in the ordinary
manner, or even if loaded. When a
loaded camel haB to pass through one of
these entrances, it kneels down, its load
is removed, and then it shuffles through
on its knees. " Yesterday," writes Lady
Duff Gordon, from Cairo, " I saw a camel
go through the eye of a needle that is,
the low arched door of an enclnsurn TT
must kneel, and bow his head, to creep
inrougn ; ana tnus must tho rich man
8 Every word we speak for Christ
is pouring on on tne nres nt pram m nr
own heart, and will make them km wWli
ardor otherwise unknown. The Christian
Will find that while, beforn ho nnmmpnnml
ins course, ne had a thousand question'
ingS anu dllUCUltlOS. alter ho inn ihna an
he will scarcely have an hour's trnnl.ln
with himself. The truth seems to be
this : Christ is so kind and unexacting
a master, that he will not let his scrvauts
fight two battles at once ; if they will
take tho sword and go iuto tho enemy's
camp, he will keep the citadel for them j
if they will be about his business, he will
set their heart's entirely at rest.
Religion is a personal business ;
and if all the rest of the world were to
forsake Christ, it would be our duty to
The Tine-Tree Sliilling.
CAPTAIN JOHN HULL was the
mint master of Massachusetts, and
coined all the money that was made
there. His was a new line of business,
for in tho earlier part of the colony the
current coinage consisted of the gold
and silver money of England, Portugal,
and Spain. These coins being scarce,
the pcoplo were often forced to barter
their commodities instead of selling
For instance, if a man wanted to buy
a coat, he perhaps exchanged a bear skin
for it. If he wished for a barrel of mo
lasses, ho might purchase it with a pile
of pine boards. Musket bullets were
used instead of farthings.
The Indians had a sort of money called
wampum, which was made of shells: and
this strange sort of specie was likewise
taken in payment of debts by the Eng
lish settlers. Bank-bills had in those
days never been heard of. Thero was
not money enough of any kind, in many
parts of tho country, to pay their minis
ters, so that they had sometimes to take
quintals of fish, bushels of corn, or cords
of wood, instead of silver or gold. As the
people grew more numerous and their
trade increased, the want of current
money was still more sensibly felt. To
supply the demand the general court
passed a law for establishing a coinage
of shillings, six-pences and three ponces.
Captain John Hull was appointed to
manufacture this money, and was to have
about one shilling out of every twenty,
to pay him for his labor. Hereupon all
the old silver in the colony was handed
over to the Captain. Tho battered silver
cans and tankards, I suppose, and silver
buckles and broken spoons, old buttons
from worn out coats, silver hilts from old
swords that had figured at court, were
doubtless thrown into the melting pot.
But by far the greater part of the silver
consisted of Bullion from the mines of
South America, which the English buc
caniers (who were little better than pi
rates) had taken from tho Spaniards and
brought to Massachusetts. All this
old and new silver being turned into coin
the result was an immense amount of
splendid shillings, &c, bearing the date
oi 100.J on tho one side, and on the other
a figure of a pine tree hence they were
e ailed pine tree shilling. Captain Hull
coined a very large amount, and the
J udges of the Court began to suspect
that the mint master would have the best
of tho bargain. They therefore offered
him a large sum if ho would rositm 1?q
claim to the 20th shilling this he de
clined by savins that he was nnrfAnt.lv
satisfied with his perquisites, and well
he might be; for so diligently did he la-
Dor mat in a lew years his pockets, money
bags and strong box were all filled with
pine tree shillings.
While he was still mint master a vminrr
man by tho nanio of Samuel Sewall was
courting Hull's daughter " Betsy." She
was a fine girl, but by no means so slen
der as somo young ladies of the present
day, in fact she was as round and as
plump as a pudding. Young Sewall was
a man of good character, industrious in
Dusiness, and a member ot the church,
and when ho asked the mint master for
his daughter in marriage ho readily gave
his consent. " Yes. you mav take her."
he said, in his rough way, " and you will
una ner a neavy Duruen enough.
On tho wedding day we may suppose
that honest Hull dressed himself in a
plain eolored cloak, all the buttons of
which were pine tree shillings, the but
tons of his waistcoat were sixpences, and
the knees of his small clothes were but
toned with silver three peuces. Thus at
tired he sat with great dignity in his
grandfather's chair ; on tho opposite side
of tho room, between her bridemaids,
sat Miss Betsy. There, too was the bride
groom, dressed in a fine purple coat and
gold lace waistcoat, aftd as much other
finery as Puritan laws would allow him
to wear. His hair was cropped closo to
his head, because the Governor had for
bid any young man to get married whilo
his hair touched the tips of his ears.
Tho mint master was pleased with his son-
m-iaw, especially as he had said nothing
about Betsey's marriago portion.
When the marriage ceremony was over
Capt. Hull whispered a word or two to
two of his men servants, who immediate
ly retired, but soon returned, dragging a
heavy pair of scales ; they wore such a
pair as wholesale merchants used to weigh
heavy things on. "Daughter Botsy,"
said the mint master, get into ono side of
those scales." This the daughter did,
but for what purpose she knew not.
'And nowsaid ho to the servants, " bring
that strong box here. This was largo
enough for Betsy and her husband to
sleep in. The box was rolled over to
where the mint master sat, and with a
large key he unlocked it when it was
opened it was filled with pine tree shil
lingsall honestly obtained as tho per
centage from his labors. The servants at
the command of Captain Hull began to
load up the vacant side of the scales with
new shillings until the brido was fairly
balanced from the floor. " There, son
Sewall," cried the mint master, when
this was accomplished, " Take these shil
lings as my daughter's portion. Use her
kindly, and thank Heaven for her. It
is not every wife that is worth her weigkt
in silver I" Hawthorne.
Stopping the Train.
rilllE express train was whirling along
X over the Lehigh Valley railroad the
other day behind timo and running at
furious speed when tho engineer caught
sight ot an old lady slowly pattering
ahead upon the the track. Instantly tho
whistle was blown. No heed, however,
was taken of it. But thinkingthe ven
erablo damo would get out of danger in
due time, tho speed was not slackened,
though the screaming of tho whistle made
the mountain ring. Yet still she (tho
woman) kept on slowly neither turning
her head to the right nor left, until the
engine was almost upon her, then the
brakes were put on with a will, and a
stoppage effected just in time to save her
" What tho d 1 is the matter with
you asked tho engineer as ho jumped off
and took tho ancient dame by tho shoul
der. " Guess you needn't scream so. You
have made fuss enough already," was the
" You heard tho whistle, then ?"
" Sartainly. I hain't deaf."
" Then why in tho namo of thunder
didn't you get off the track ?"
" You hain't got no right to run over
folks, as I know on, aud it's your busi
ness to stop when you see them walking
on tho track 1" ,
The swearing of " our armv of 171..
ders" was nothing compared to that of
tne engineer, as he pushed her aside,
sprang upon tho machine, and set it
whizzing to the tuno of forty miles an
Marrying For Money.
TN New Orleans, a few davs since, a
X well dressed and handsome youth of
some eighteen years ot age, appeared be
fore ono of the city magistrates and asked
if he could engage his services to perform
a marital ceremony. The reply was in
the affirmative, and the young man left
but shortly afterward returned ace.nmnnn-
ied by a sombre looking female, middle-
aged and dressed in black.
" Is the lady vour mother ?" inrmirod
Oh, no, sir : this is the ladv I desire
to marry 1" replied the youth as the lady
drew aside her veil, disclosing a counte
nance wrinkled and sere, but nn whinli
for the moment gleamed a sort of icy
" Oh, yes Bir."
" But are you of age ?"
" Not yet j but this lady is my guar
dian." " And she gives her consen?"
" Yes sir."
The magistrate was in a quandary.
He didn't know exactly what to do. He
hated to sacrifice tho youth, and join the
bright-faced May to the gloomy icy De
cember. " Isn't this rather a strange
union ?" he remarked.
' Not at all," replied the expectant
bride. " I have a large amount of prop
erty which I desire to loave this young
man. And as I have relatives who might
dispute tho will were I to give it to him as
a legacy, I prefer to marry him."
" And you are content to marry this
woman for her money?" asked tho justice.
" Well, I shouldn't marry her for anv
thing else I" frankly replied the boy
" She ain't pretty."
And without moro ado the ceremony
J63? ScientiGo men have recently d
i it i ,i . . . r
uuveruu tuuc l no noisnn taken mtn
system from the continual smokina of
I .Ml .i
uuuco wm causo death in one hundred
and sixty-sovon years. We warn ov
readers who havn
that timo to break themselves of the habit
Jtejy Better have a soft hat rlmn l,n
This refers exclusively to members of the
First Shot Tower iu America
IN TIIE beginning of the present cen
tury the Tteonln of thin pmintrv vera
entirely dependent on Europe, and par-
ueuiariy ou Xingianu, lor their supply ot
tho different kinds of shot. from Vmck.
shot down to tho smaller sizes. At a
time when almost every man had his
shot gun, as well as his trusty rifle, and
juuigeu vj some extent m the pleasures
f the hunt when game of almost every
ind abounded from the Delaware to tho
lississipni when Fort Pitt wns in tho
Far West, and Chicago and St Louis were
almost unknown save to tho
pioneer and hardy hunter to bo liable at
any momcnc to nave the supply of shot
CUtoff bv a War with Oreat Britain.
which the threatening aspect of tho two
countries seemed to indicate, was the oc
casion of much solioitudfi nn t.hn nnrr. nf
many of the 'leading men of tho day.
Early in 1808, John Williams Jope,
then residincr in Phil.idnlnhin nn1 Pn,,l
ij X I
Beck, Jr, also of that city, conceived the
project of erecting a shot tower and en
gaging in the manufacture of shot, and
ior mis purpose lormed a partnership.
Jodo went to Entrland.
X O J ... innj luift-
ous shot towers there, learned all that was
necessary lor him to know, made drawings
of the different works, and returned to .
Philadelphia. Being an ingenious me
chanic, he made important improvements
in tho mode of manufacture, for wVuVVi hn
received a patent dated July 17, 1809.
They built tho shot tower near the
Schuvlkill river, between Arrli nnd T?nn
streets, in Philadelphia. It was of brick
i i .
unu was one nunareu and htty-six feet
high. Its diameter, in the clnar at t.hn
top, eighteen feet. One story work shops
were built outside ot this.
The process of making shot was vorr
simple. Lead furnaces were built in the
different stories of the tower, and the
melted lead filterim? th rninrJi norFnrntn1
pans, fell into the cistern of water below
iiius preventing meir being flattened.
Of course, but one kind of shot nnnM
made at one time. The height each kind
had to fall was in proportion to its size
in order that it mip-lit lmvt timo tn wl
perfectly before reaching the water below
the largest shot being caBt at the top
of the tower, the next size on tho floor
immediately below, and soon down
through the smaller grades.
Jope's improvement, in part, consist
ed, in the language of the patent, " In
applying pans formed of copper, or other
fit materials, in the placo of cylinders
heretofore used. Tho circumference of
the DADS tO bo about fftrf.V-Airrllf innlmc
l -J O m.iAjiij
or of tho size wanted, tho bottoms flat
and the sides of a requisite height, from
three to four inches. The nana urn tn hn
pierced with holes suited to tho size of
it ..1 L i . 1 SI
iue huoi 10 db manuiactured. In
conseauence of tho size and shnllownoas
of tho pans, the melted lead, which is
poured into them, will titer or pass
through tho holes quickly, without cool
ing, which gives them great advantages
over ma cyunaers in common use, as
thereby four or fivo times ns mimli Kl.nf.
may be run off at tho same time."
The method of separating the irregular
and badly shaped shot from tho rfAMv
round after being dried, was exceedingly
simple, and als subject to Jope's patent ;
-" For this mirnnan n flnf Kr,n
I w . . v ftlfUAU,
a screening board, is used, from three
io live leer, long, with shallow sides, a lit
tle inclining to tho lower end. Tho up
per end is closed. From the upper to
tho lower end these boards gradually wi
den : thev are movnahln
worked by children with great ease."
xnese Doaros were held up at one end
on an elevation, forminc aninelinn1 lan
and vibrating in the hands of tho tirls,
iue snot were poured over them the
perfect ones running into a receiver.
They were then put into a revolving cyl
inder with black lead, and were thus
polished, when they were ready for pack
ing and shipment.
1 his shot tower was taken down some
years since and scarcely a vestigo of it re
mains. Its builders, too, have passed
away j and Jope, like many other origi
nators of great enterprises, never reaped
tho just reward of his ingenuity. Leisure
SSr A man who had filed a petition
for divorce was informed by his counsel
that his wife had filed a " cross petition,"
as lawyers call it. " A cross petition I"
exclaimed the husband. "That's just
like her, she never did a good-natured
thing in her lifo."
i" Manners make the man, but some
have so few that the mnke is slight and
the result shubby.