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-. U . G i T
The following extract is from Mar
Twain's ne book, entitled "Roughin
it," now in process of publication. It i
an amusing illustration of a back settler
view of New York life:
In Nevada there used to be currev
the story of an adventure of two of he
nabobs, which may or may not hav
occurred. I give it for what it i
Colonel Jim had seen somewhat of tb
world, and knew more or less of it
way; but Colonel Jack was from th
back settlements of the States, h. ' led
life of arduous toil, and had neve' .ee
a city. These two, blessed with sudde
we-dth, projected a visit to New York
Colonel Jack to see the sights, ar.d Col
onel Jim to guard his unsophisticatio:
from misfortune. They reached Sai
Francisco in the night, and sailed in th
morning. Arriving in New York, Col
onel Jack said:
"I've heard tell of ,narriages all n
life, and now I mean to have a ride ii
one; I don't care wbat it cos*.. Com!
They steppel out on the sidewalk, an
Colonel Jim called a stylish barouche
But Colonel Jack said :
"No, sir! None of your cheap-Johi
turn-outs for me. I'm here to have :
good time, and money ain't any object
I mean to have the noblest rig that'
going. Now here comes the very trick
Stop that yaller one with the picture
on it-don't you fret-I'll stand all th
So Colonel Jim stopped an empty om
nibs, and they got in. Said Colone
"Ain't it gay, though ? Oh, no,
reckon not! Cushion, and windows
and pi-tures, til! you can't rest. Wha
would the boys say if they could see u
cutting a swell like this in New York
By George, I wish they could see us."
Then he put hi bead out of the win
dow and shouted to the driver:
"Say, Johnny, this suits me !-suit:
yours truly, you bet! I want this she
bang all day. I'm on it, old man ! Le
'ecim out: Make 'em go! We'll mnaki
it all right With you, sonny !"
The driver passed his hand througI
the strap-hole and tapped for his fare
I was before the gongs came in commoi
use. Colonel Jack took the hand, an<
4ho,k it cordially. Ile said:
"You twig me, old pard ! All righ
etwe'n gents. Smell of that and seo
bow yonu like it!"
And he put a twenty dollar gold pieci
into the driver's hands. Af:er a mo
ment the driver said he could not mak
"Bother the change! Ride it out
Put it in your po(:ket."
The oniihus stopped and a youn;
lady got in. Colonel Jack stared for
momient, then nudged Colonel Jim with
"D)on't say a word," he whispered
'Let hcr rid'e if she wants to. Gracious
theres roomn enough.'
'rhe young ladly got out her porte
monnaie and handed her fare to Golone
"What's this fo,r ?" said lie.
"Give it to the driver, please."
"Take back your money, imadame
We can't allow it. You're welcome t<
ride here as long as you please, but thi,
sheang's chartered, we shaiit let yot
pay a cent."
T1he girl shrunk into a corner, hiewild
red. An old ladyv wimh a basket climbec
in, and proff'ered her fare.
"Excuse me," said Colonel Jack.
"You are pei fecily welcome here, mad
rtmn', but we can't allow you to pay'
Set right down ther'e, mum, and don'
yo be the least uneasy. Make your
self as free as if you was in your owr
Within t' o minutes, three gentlemen
two fat women, and a couple of childrer
"Come right along friends," said Gol
onel Jack ; don't mind us. This is
free blow out." T1hen he whispered t<
Colonel Jim, "New York ain't no socia
ble place, I don't recon-it ain't no nami
iIe resisted every effonrt to pass fare:
to the driver, and muade everybody cor
dially welcmnme. The situation dawner
on the people, and they pocketed thei
money, and delivered themiselves up t
covert einjoynient of the episode. IIalf :
lozen more passengecrs entered.
"Oh, there is pienty of roomi," sah
Colonel Jam-k. "Walk right in an
make youirself at home. A blow-onm
ain't worth anything as a hlow-out, un
less a body has complany.'' Then in:
whisper to Coloniel Jim, "But ain't thes,
New Yorkers friendly yAnd ain't thei
cool about it too ? icebergs ain't any
where. I rec'kon thev'dI tauckle a hearse
if it was gin g their way."
More piassengers got ini, more yet, an
stil mire. B0o;h seats were filled, an
a ile of men were stmndinog up h,ohlin
on to the e!<ats uverhjead. Pa'rties witi
baskets and bundles were climnbing ui
o n. e rf 1r.lf'umrese 1.u,lit.
I ever saw, I'm an lijun," whispere(
k A Chinarnan crowded his way in.
"I weaken," said Colonel Jack. "Iok
s on, driver ! Keep your seats, ladie
s and gents. Just make yourself free
everything's paid for. Driver, rustli
t ihese folks around just as long as they'r
r mind to go-friends of ours, you know
e Take them everywhere ; and if you wanl
S more money come to the St. Nicholas
and we'll make it right. Pleasant jour
e ney to you, ladies and gents; go it jus
s as long as you please-it shan't cost yot
c a cent."
a The two comrades got out, and Cul
onel Jack said-"Jimmy, it's the socia
blest place ! ever saw. The Chinamar
. waltzed in as comfortable as anybody
. If we'd staid awhile I reckon we'd hai
psone niggers. B'George, we'll have t<
barricade our doors to-night, or some o
these ducks will be trying to sleep wiLl
A railroad (rain was running along at
almost lightning speed. A curve wa:
just ahead ; and the train was late, very
late ; still, the conductor hoped to pass
the curve safely. Suddenly a locomo
tive dashed into sight. In an instant
there was a collision. A shriek, a shock,
and fifty souls were in eternity ; and al
because ,n engineer had been behind
The battle of Waterloo was bein,
fought. Column after column had been
precipitated upon the enemy. The sun
was sinking in the West; reinforcements
for the defenders were already in sight;
it was necessary to carry the position
with one final charge. A powerfulcorps
had been summoned from across the
country. The great conqueror, confident
of its arrival, formed his reserve into an
attacking column, and led them down
the hill. The whole world knows the
recult. Napoleon died a prisoner at St.
ielena, because one of his mar.-hals wa5
A condemned man was being led out
for execution. Ile had taken human
life, but under circumstances of the
greatest provocation. Thousands had
signed petitions for a reprieve; still nome
had arrived. The last moment was up.
The prisoner took his place on the drop
-a lifeless body swung in the wind.
Just at this moment a horseman came
into sight, his steed covered with foam.
lie was the person with the reprieve.
But he had conic too late. A compara
tively innocent mann had died an igno
minious death, because a watch had been
five minutes too slow, making its timne
to arrive behind time.
It is continually so in life. The best
1aid plans are daily sacrificed because
somebody is "Ibehinid time." There are
men who always fail in what they un
dertake, simply because they are "be
Reader, ask yourself seriously the
qulestio,, whether there is not some
danger of your being amo)ng this class ?
T.here w ill be thousands of souls in the
place of woe because they put off the
thought of eternity till it was too late.
Oh, it is sad to think there will be someu
tre for this, who were once living
'mong-st us! G od grant, friend, that it
ma not he so with you!
WiHEN 1S TO: B.'sT 'riME 'TO OCr COaN
FermnE:'? Very few farmers are able to
judge scientifically of the value of corn
-fodder when cut before the ear forms.
iand know whether there is any differ
ence in nutrition if sown in drills or
broadcast. Experimen:ts like these are
of great value to the farmer, and D)r.
INichols of B ston, with a view to oh.
t'in somethiing definite on this point, in
-stituted latst season severe trials to de
termine the excellence of corn-fodder
grown undimer diff'erent circum-.tances
P art of the field was sown broadcast in~
May, and the rest was planted in drills.
The stalks were cut just before the ears
bagan to form. The plants froml th
broadc'ast sowing contained nincty-twc
per cent of water, and those from thc
drills eighty-three per cent., leaving
cight per cent. of solid matter in tht
former and seventeen iq, the hatter. T1hat
is to say, the plaints sow n in drills con
tainms niore than: twice as miuch: solid
mnatt er as did those sown b,roadcast. Theu
-solid maitter was starch, gum, sugar, ani
woodly fibrie ; the broadcast specimens
containing' searcely anygm nlsgr
w ~hile thiose to which the air and sun
had access in the drills contained these
sub.tan ces in: contsiderable quanltitics.
Theli Doctor goes on to say that hiis ex
pe-r;ients con vinuced him th'at corn- fodl
der should not he cut until the flower is
fairly developed and the car begins to.
form, and any corn that is so plante'
that the ear cannot form. is prectically
wvorthless as fodd er.
Mani waas nodec for act ion ; every m01
mecnt of his mortal life God calls up~o
him to be and do somnething. ile hma
no right to do niothinug. A quiiesce-nt
conlscience is a disob.edient conscience
andI benee in all essenti al respects, it is
rtuy sinful, as if in:stigating or permni
ting:f ::nvert act o)f evil. TIhe differen~
15 :: V ! oi'IC C, :L L
I The Federal Goverrment and
Whatever the merits of the fiction
fight in Louisiana, and whatever may be
the result of it, one thing is clear ; the
interference of the federal government,
in the affairs of the States produces no
good, and leads to unmeasured evis. In
Soath Carolina, in Georgia, in Texas,
and now in Loui-iana, the touch of its
hands has evoked only confusion and an
archy ; on the other side, where that i-n
terposition has been withheld, or re
strained, as in Virginia, Missouri, and
Mississippi, the recovery of the States
from the disorders of the rebellion, and
their launch into the ways of peaceful
progress and development has been miost
It can not be too often repeated, nor
emphasized with too much force, that
the stability and usefulness of our politi
cal constitution depends entirely upon
the tidelity with which we observe its
peculiar characteristics. That conll%itu
tion rests upon two fividament:l princi
ples, the sovereignty of the central gov
ernment, in its sphere, and the indepen
dence of the States, in their spheres;
and so long as those spheres are kept
intact, so long as the federal and the lo
cal jurisdictions are not confounded,
there will be a complete and beautiful
harmony in the working of the system.
But let the States assume more than is
du- them, as they did in the planters'
rebellion, or let the Union a-qnime more
than is due it, as now seems to be the
tendency at Washington, aud that har
mony must be inevitably broken. The
seven years of turbulence, putrage, and
disaster, which have accompanied the
several schemes of reconstruction, as it
is called, are a sad but im1presbive proof
of this text.
Our American idea of government, if
it have any originality, :ny validity, any
value, consists in the ba-alnce it seeks to
preserve between local independence and
freedom and national unity. Had our
f-junders established a miore centraliz,2d
government, or had they adopted a mere
state-league, they would have repeated
simply experiments many thousand
years old ; they would have added no
thing to the experience of mankind, but
would have gone staggering on in the
outworn methois of Europe. They
had, however, a better inspiration than
any former example in their ardent love
of liberty conjoined to order, and by the
unique structure which they devised, of
a republic of republic, they went further
than any of the human race had yet gone
towards the realization of that liberty in
order which is the one high problem of
The result of the war against rebellion
has guararteed tbe principle of national
sovereignty for a great many years to
come ; it will not be questioned in our
generation, at least. But the very war
which secured this piriniciple has put the
other and counter principle in danger.
The great and f"rmidablc evil which now
menar-es us is the absorption of the rights
and duties and privileges of the States
by the central maelstrom. By the rebel
lion the national life was threatened by
the perversion of State rights. The na
tional sovereignty then became the cen
tre of popular loyalty. This sentiment
still survives with unwonted rigor, and
c:auses the centralizing policy of the gov
ernment to be regarded with intdulgen:ce
and even partiality. Advocates of local
sovereignty and State indepcndence, on
die contrary, are urging a course which
is rnot likely to arouse the popular en
thu-iasmn. But it is just at this time of
general indiffe:rence to the value of local
govern men t, and the prevalence of the
natiomnal spirit, that the former idea is in
danger of receiving irreparahle iij try.
Short-sighted puliticianis, ignorant of
the history of political ideas, think of a
principle of government onily as a clause
more or less in a constitution. Such
men are capable of tampering with the
ideas on which the republic is founded
fo,r the sake or electing a candidate or
passing a hill. But it devolves upon
those who are stateazmen arnd not politi
cians, who are patriots and riot pariisans,
w-hose range of vision transcends the
limi: s of anc election district, and who
see heyond the term of an office, to ar.
rest a tendency so much the more dan
gerius as it is less paitent t-> superficiai
obsue rva ti on.
Th'le present frame of our government
depends upon the prevalencec of certain
political ideas amnong thie people ; it wilt
he cbanged if ever, no(t by irevolution but
hy the decay of these ideas, and their
sub stitutiocn by others. T1he danger,
there.fore, of naitional interterence in
State allahirs, conisits in fatiiiarizing the
peopllle with a disregard and c:on tempt for
ioc-al goverinm,ient, andcc not in the success
ouf the part i.-uIar mceasuires which rthe ad
mnist: ation ir uy hie pursuuing. WXe are
tnt amionig those who are tormented ni ith
phtantomts of Amecricani Cas-arism; but
it' the utnwarranitaLbe eneroacmenits of
the national governmieint are persistedi iin,
and are tamely subnthed to by the
States, thet e is fear that the Amilericani
nsut5titu:ion mtay suth-r a uisastrous
chaniti-; for it shoutld never be forgotten
.,ia t..:- caf mrAv !bWrte in peace,
and our power in war, the secret of that
machinery which sits so' lightly on the
nation, and yet, in the strain of great
emergencies, brings every muscle into
work, is-the nation supreme in national
concerns; the States supreme in State
concerns.-N. Y. Evening Post.
The Fate of Fisk.
From the New York World.
The only essential difference between
the repute of Stokes, the assassin, and
the repute of Fisk, the assassinated, in
Now York, was a difference rot of kind
but of degree. The victim had made his
doings matters of newspaper comment
and his person popularly known, as the
murderer had never been able, or it may
be had never been inclined, to do. But
the bullet which ended the career of Fisk
invested his memory in a moment with
a kind of popular sympathy and pity
which will infallibly be imputed if not to
him ;or righteousness, at least for scan.
dal and a shame to his slayer. The cir
cumstances in which Janes Fisk, J-.,
was done to death were of themselves so
base and brutal that nine men in ten, in
reading of theni, will infer from the tale
not only an i:istinctive compassion for
the f:llen man, which will make them
deaf to all moralizing upon his past ca
reer, but also an instinctive contempt
and loathing for the man who killed him,
I which will make them duaf to all pleas in
mitigation of his crime drawn from the
wrongs he had suffered and the provocation
lie bad received. Was this the object of
Stokes when he gathered up all the fac
ulties of his nature to that sly and wolf
ish pursuit of the foreman?
The poor creature, confronted with
social and financial ruin, by the superior
art and cunning of his antagonist, doubt
less fancied that in tAking the life of
Fisk lie should more than balance the
long account between them. But what
was such a life as the life of James Fisk,
Jr.? A life of low successes, of vulgar
gains, of silly and indecent ostentation,
of dishonest financiering-a life alike
empty of the romance of passion and of
the reality of principle-was that so
much to lose? In the ordinary course of
nature it must have come to an end
sooner or later. It wxs a life to be en
vied only by simpletons or scoundrels;
a life without one solitary charm for
men with hearts in their bosoms, or
brains in their heada, or manhood in
their wills ; a li&e compact of impotence,
of impudence, and of noise. In the not
wholly improbable course, we will not
say of nature but of law and of society,
it was to be expected that this life might
terminate in pover ty and in chastisement
-inl the poor-house or the prison. Had
it so ended, Fisk himself would doubtless
have suffered pangs enough to satiate
even the wrath of Stokos; for obscurity
and penury would have had real terrors
for this prosperous charlatan, who bask
ed in publicity and in the pomps of
wealth like a goldfish in his sunlit bowl
of glass. But from such a denouement
of his life's brazen comedy, the hostile
hand of Stokes has saved him. . .
Truly the revenge of Stokes was tho
pleasure of a foul.
But it was more than this. It was a
crime not only against the statute law of
the land and the decalogue, by both of
which the killinig even of such fantastical
and ofi ending members of the body poli
tic as James Fisk, Jr.,is pronounced an act
uncommendable and worthy of punish
mnent, but also against the moral influ
ences by which a community is trained
and bred either to honor things honora
ble or to go astrav after gods of brass
anid clay. The career of such a man as
Jame-s Fisk, .Jr., was not only a stand
ing disgrace to the generation in which
he lived, but an example of evil onien to
the generation which is to come.
From the N. Y. Evening Post.
It is deeply to be regretted, for the
sake of example, that bo did not live to
be overtaken by the inevitable disgrace
which was pressing at his heels. In the
midst of our regret and indignaticn for
the deed of blood which has struck him
down, public opinion has no more impera
tive duty than that of avoiding all sym
pathy with his character and life.
"Speak nothiing hut good of the dead,"
is a mnaxim in manners which naust give
way w hen morals are at stake. The
man whose frail virtue has not always
been proof against temptation, but whiose
life has been incnspicuoue, will easily
ind in death oblivion to his errors, and
may sleep under his plausible epitaph
among the just without provoking a
whisper of his name in answer to the
simpi~le chiild who inquires, in wonder.
"Where are the bad people buried ?"
but when a mani has been reckless in
trampling aill the obstacles which law,
hoor, and conscience put in the way of
self indlulgence ; when lhe has seized
great trusts in order to betramy them;
w hen he~ hla- thrust himself into pro
miience before the comun iity as an
example ofn cor rupt ion ; when lie has ob
taned weahh andl po.ver by robbery,
an1 oip; u-cl th.m to insult public
tnorals, the grave is for him nio refuge
fromi the j,'dgment whic:h truth m:ust
EVIL GoMrAsy.-The following beauti
ful allegory is translated from the Ger
Tophronious a wise teacher, would not
suffer even his own grown-up sons and
daughters to ass)cciate with those whose
conduct was not pure and upright.
"Dear father," said the gentle Eulalia
to him one day, when be forbade her,
in company with her brother, to visit the
volatile Lucinda, "dear father, you must
think us very childish, if you imagine
that we should be exposed to danger by
The father took;iu silence a,dead coal
from the hearth, and reached to his
daughter. "It will not burn you, my
child; take it."
Eulalia did so; and behold ! her deli
cate white hand was soiled and blackened
and, as it chanced, her white dress
"We cannot be too careful in handling
coals," said Eulalia, in vexation.
"Yes, truly," said the father; you
see, my child, that coals, even if they do
not burn, blacken. So it is with the
company of the vicious."- Household.
A BEAUTIFUL CouMPAIuso.-Rev. T
Dewitt Talmage, now of Brooklyn, closed
a sermon as follows:
Seated, at a country fireside, the other
day, I saw Jhe fire kindle, blaze, and gn
out, and I gathered up from the hearth
enough for my reflections. Our mortal
life is just like the fire on that hearth
We put on the fresh faggots, and the
Bame bursts through, and up, and out,
gay of sparkle, gay of flash, gay of
crackle-emblems ofboyhood. Then the
fire reddens into I coals. The heat is
fiercer, and the more it is stirred, the
more it reddens. With sweep of flame
it clears its way till all the hearts glows
with intensity-etablem of full manhood.
Then comes the whiteness in the coals.
The flickering shadows have died along
the walls. The faggots drop apart. The
household hover over the expiring em
bers. The last breath of smoke has
been lost up the chimney. Fire is out.
Shovel up the white remains. Ashes!
A LITTLz TRUr.--The New York
Tribune, in some comments upon sundry
sharp criticism upon Rev. Mr. Hep
worth's late renunciation of Unitarian
ism, which have been published by some
of his old denominational associates,
says: "We begin almost to despair of
finding anything worthy to be called
Christian charity in all the land. We
are all blandly liberal until somebody
treads upon our own theological corns,
and then we at once discover that the
offender isn't much of a man and a
brother after all." It wont require any
great amount of self-examination for any
man to satisfy hiinself of the truth of
that last sentence.
Peter Cartwright, the pioneer Metho
dist, used to be annoyed by a noisy but
over-pious sister, who would go off on a
high key every opportunity she got. At
an animated class-meeting one day, the
;urcharged sister broke out with, "If I
had one more feather in the wing of
my faith, I could fly away and be with
the Saviour." "Stick in the feather, oh,
[,ord, and let her go," fervently respond
:d Brother Cartwright.
A new and careful bridegroom in
Cleveland kept the wedding ring in his
mouth duri.ig the fore-part of the cere
mony, so that he could find it when the
proper moment arrived. He mumbled
ilong all right until the minister winked
it him, as a hint to produge the ring,
when in his nerVousness he swallowed
it, and there being no stomach-pump on
hand, he was stood on h,i< head by three
groomsmeniCI to recover the "golden
A Western editor, in acknowledging
the gift of a peck of potatoes, savs: "It
is such kindlnesses as these that bring
tears to our eyes. One peck of potatoes
makes the whole world kin. We have
trusted in Providence and this is our
reward. We would like a little kindling
wood and sonme tur'iipa, but that would
be asking too much, so we'll try and do
A wife having lost her hushand, was
inconsolable for his death. "Leave nme
to my grief," she cried, sobbing, "you
know the e-xtreme sensibility of my
nerves-a mere nothing upsets them."
"Woman is a delusion, mad,am !" ex
claimed a crusty old bachelor to awiy
young lady. "And muan is always hug
ging some delusion or other," was the
Pins were first used in 1543. Before
that time ladies used to skewer their
The ple-aantest riniging in one's eas
-That of the dinner hell.
The young lady who was beginning to
nine is now oa-k.
Poor actors are always "coming out"
-at the elbi>ws.
Lips ha~ve they, yet kiss not-Pitchers.
A PrnY SERMON To YOMG 319.
You are the architects of your own for
tunes. Rely upon your own strength of
body and soul. Take for your motto,
self-reliance, perseverance and plock.
and inscribe on your banner, "Be just
and fear not." Don't take too much
advice, keep at the helm and steer yoW
own ship. Strike out. Think well at
yourself. Fire above the mark you is
tend to hit. Assume your position.
Don't practice excessive humilitf ye
can't get above your level-water dnt
ruu up bill-put potatoes on a cart ever
a rough rqad and the smal ones will v
to the bottom. Euergy, invincible de
termination, with a right motive are the
levers that rule the world. The. gret,
art of commanding is to take a fair axre
of the work. Civility costs nothing and
buys everything. Don't drink; dent
sm)ke; don't swear; don't gamb:e;
don't steal; don't deceive; don't tatle.,
Be polite; be generous; be kind. Study'
hard; play hard. Be earnest. Be self
reliant. Read good books. Love your
fellow men as your God; love yor
country and obey the laws; love truth;
love virtue. Always do what conscione
tells you to be duty and leave the conse
quence with God.
REASoNS Pox DR.nss!G PLAITt OW
THE LORD'S D..-. It would lessen the
burdens of many who now find it hard to
maintain their places in society.
2. It would lessen the force or the
temptations which often lead men to hr
ter honor and honesty for display.
3. If there was le.-s strife in dress at.
church, people in moderate circumstances
would be more inclined to attend.
4. Universal moderation in dre at
church would improve the worship by a
the removal of miny wandering thoughts.
5. It would enable all classes of people
to attend church better in unfavorsla
6. It would lessen, on the part of the
rich, the temptation to vanity.
7. It would lessen on the part of the
poor, the temptation to be envious and
8. It would save valuable time oa the
9. It would relieve our means from 1
serious pressure, and thus enable s ne
do more for good enterprises.
The Turf; Fjeld and Farm, after doing,
Fisk fair justice, and bestowing a little
sympathy on Stokes, says:
The lesson of the startling tragedy is
plain. Society rests upon a moral hei
and we must not openly defy morality.
Successes not won in the field of honor,
in time become mountains to overIhelt
those who thus grasp suess. The re
ligious senti:nent helps to hold is to
gether as a people, and it will not he
well with us if we scoff at it. We meet
walk righteously, soberly, and practice
the precepts of honesty. This may
sound like a sermon, but if JaMes Fisk
and Edward S. Stokes had walked as
Christian men walk, the one would not
now sleep under the clay of the Ver
mont hills, and the other would not oc
cupy a prison cell, awaiting to be tried
for his life.
TuHE OcrzooK.-The prospects of the
opening campaign in New Hamsphire
are certainly brightening for the Dem
ocracy, and they may well enter uon
it with encouragement of asqsurred sac
eess if they but do their duty. From
every part -f the State the indicati.mns
are that the Democrats are awake and
determined to lose no ground in New
Hampshire this year. ilere is to be
won the initial battle in the great con
test for reform throughout the whole
Union in the coming year, and let every
patriotic D)emocrat take hold, not only
with confidence and courage, but with
determined and vigilant effort to do hia
share ini the great work which alitbe
bes%t interests of the country so urgently
Cot'wrigG A FAT Gnu..-Don Piatt
says: "1 was once in love with a fat girl;
she was very fleshy ; ahe was enormous,
but the course of my true love came to
grief. I was sitting with her in the die
twilight one evening. I was sentimental;
Isa'id man,y soft things ; 1 embraced part
of her. She seemed distant.. She fre
qutently turned her lovely head froe-.me.
At last I ihought I heard the murmur o
voices on the other side. I arose and
walked round, andl then I fouaid another
fellow courting her on the left flank. 1
was indignant, andl upbraided her foir
her treachery in thus concealing fromt
mec a'nother love. She laughed at may
conceit, as if she were ne~t big enough to
have two lovers at once."
A Git.-[t has been ehwnently said
that if (;hristianity was comlpelled tofiSee
f:om the mansions of the great, the acad
cenies of the philosophers, the halls oft
legislators. the throngs of busy men, we
should find her last retreat with women,
at the fireside. 11er last audience would
be the children gathering around the na'
ther's knee; the last sacrifice, the secret
prayer, escaping in silen.ce from her lips,
and heard, perhapr,, only at the thre e
The woman's love that overtops every -