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SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1867.
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mar 89 Jw
"I dreamed a dronm in tin: midst of my slumbers,
And ns fust ns I dreamed it was coined into, numbers,
I dreamed that n law hud been recently mode,
That n tax on old bachelors' nates should bo laid,
And in order to make I hem nil willing to marry,
The tax was as heavy ns men could well carry.
The bachelors grumbled, and said 'twas no use,
'Twos monstrous injustice nud horrid abuse,
And swore that ts save lb vir own heart's blood from
To the day of their death they would ne'er pay a
The Legislature defermiued their plan to pursue,
,.Su they set all tho bachelors up at vendue;
A crier was sent through the town, to and fro,
To r?ttle his boU, anil his trumpet to blow,
And to bawd out to all he met on his way,
Ho! forty old bachelors to be sold hero to-day!
And presently all the' old maids in the town,
Euch one in hov very liest bonnet and gown,
From thirty to sixty, fair, plain, red and pale,
Of every desertption, all Hocked to the sale.
Tho auctioneer then, in his service began,
And called aloud as he held up a man.
Here is an old bachelor-1-who wants to buy?
In a twiuk the old maidens responded, I, I,
In short, at a huge and extravagant price.
The bachelors all were sold off* at a trice:
And forty bright maidens, some younger,, sonic
Each lugged an old bachelor home on her shoulder.'*
? ELK CT ED.
AX ENGLISH STOltV.
( Court mini.)
lie had become cheerful again, but she
?shook her head and covered her l:tcc*\vith her
hands. Poor mother ! She had worked day
and night unweuringly in that dull room, and
when she looked at the children, she felt her
.strength and faith giving way.
Kate and Archie tried to amuse little" Hose
at tho other end of the room with what'they
Vouhi find in the old black trunk above men
tioned, in which sundry stray articles were con
tained that had been gathered out from deposi
tories in their former home, and had not been
worth selling. Suddenly Archie exclai' Vjd
that he could hear the postman's knock in the
distance. It was to ! im the little interest of
the evening to watch him go by in Iiis red coat,
and to" wonder tit the speed nnd regularity with
which he delivered his letters; and so the boy
ran to the outer door, in spite of rain and fog.
to maintain his usual post of observation.
A moment after he came running in with, a
uijssive in his build. "A. letter for you. fath
er!" he exclaimed; ''perhaps there's good
new* for us?perhaps it's to Bay you'll got rich
again." The children, as thoy looked back,
thought that their father had bcei a rich man
before this last time of trial.
Mrs. Neville looked up eagerly while her
husband examined the letter, and the cover
Mr. William JVei'iTfr,
4 Glass Court.
"I don't know the handwriting," he observed,
and then opening it , begau to read. He folded
it and gave it to his wife.
4'I can't sec to read," she said; "my eyes
are blinded so witk work, and tL, fight's bau.
Tell me whnt'B iusido."
It's from a gentleman a hundred nud fifty
miles off, who's heard of my wanting a clerk's
place from one of the partners in the firm?
Macleane's firm that was. He says there'll be
a place open in his business house with the
same pay as I had before, but that I must ap
ply myself not later than tho day after to-mor
row, or it will be filled, as there are so. many
after it. It's a kind letter?a gentleman's let
ter, and it's been kind of the directors to men
tion my name."
Mra. Neville's fucc had, brightened suddenly.
The cheerful voices of the children, who had
strayed into tho inner room, no longer sounded
so sadly on her ears, as a hope of being en
abled to provide for them found its way to her
heart. Then her countenaiico fell once more.
"A hundred and fifty miles ! Oh, it hundred
und fifty miles, William ; and how are you to
get there 1 My ring! but that wouldn't raise
enough. To think of being so near good
titnea agaifi, and then just failing."
' Her husband lookqd anxious. "I have only
this coat," he said, "and ono must look fairly
rcspcctablo to. apply. It'll take nearly two
pounds.altogether, there and back."
Katie's voice outsido filled up the silence
that followed. She was singing over, as if to
herself, tho. words which little Hose had re
'?We'll praise Him for all that is past.
And trust Him for all that's to come."
??Wo must f/y Kiltie's plan." he rejoined.
gently. "Cun't \re trust, Sarah, to Him who
will supply all our need? His ami isn't short
ened, und we're Iii?, and our children."
She did not answer, but stood up saying it
was Hose's bed-time. The cloud wus on her
brow, settling amongst furrows that had be
come imprinted there of late.
TIhj children re-entered, and Rose climbed
her father's knee to say good-night.
??Was there good news in tho letter, father?"
''Yes, my boy," replied his father.
'?Mother doesn't look like it," said Katie,
"Mothers tired," he rejoined "We must
try and ask God to supply all nur need, Katie.
The letter came to give me n chance of a situa
tion, but T haven't money now to get to the
place where (lie gentleman lives."
* * "? father, take my work-box and sell it,"
said Katie; "or tho brooch?no, that's gone
already?or my books that arc left?or?any
thing that I have."
"Take my Noah's ark," said Archie, not to
bo outdone by Kutie ; '-or my Robinson Cru
'koo with gilt leaves, or?"
Little Rose was listening wondcringly, un
derstanding only at last that her brother and
sister seemed engaged in the bestowal on their
father of all their remaining worldly g?>ods ;
whereupon, holding up the article which she
had been quietly playing vvilh. she put it into
bis hands saying. ??Take Iis too, father."
Katie and Archie laughed at the little mock
ing-bird, and her father playfully took it from
'?Why, where did this conic from?'' he in
quired. <-lt is like my poor mother's old pock
et-book, which 1 used tf> play with when I was
"It came out of the old black trunk, father;
Ruse liked duin" and uudoiinx tl*e fnstcnilHf."
"Tt must have" lain at ihc bottom amongst
old rubbish ever since before we were mar
ried." rejoined his wife carelessly'; "\l don't
ever remember cleaving it well out. for I'd for
gotten all about that trunk till our first move,
and then I jmt the children's toys and clothes
?TOTy poor mother !" pursued her husband,
<is. still with his little one 'on his knee, he
turned over the pages, and noticed the old
fashioned contrivance for keeping needles and
thread, dud told the children a story of how
once he had lost that identical pocket-book, and
though he had been then grown up and had
.bought his mother a fmo leather one instead,
she had not liked it half so well, and had
never ceased mourning for the old one until it
was found after many months in some out-of
"P'ctty pietur !" said Rose, catching a thin
piece of paper which suddenly fluttered down
from an unexpected slit in the iunor lining of
Archie looked over her shoulder. "Such an
odd little picture!" he exclaimed ; "up in the
corner?it has a crown at the top, and?"
"There's writing," interposed Katie; "writ
ing in such funny letters. Listen: Rank of
England. I promise to pay the Bearer on de
mantl the jwm <*/* Tkn Pounds. 1801, Feb.
27. London, 27 Feb. 1801. For the Govern
or aud Comjmny of the Rank or England.'
And then tlicre s a named signed tiown at the |
bottom, and a great big ugly Tkn in funny
white letters in the corner. Did you print it
for grandmother, father ?"
"Mrs. Neville laid down the candle quickly,
whilst her father withdrew the paper from
Rose's fingers. Ho read it carefully and ? si
lently, and then exchanged looks with his
wife. It seemed too good, too strange to bo
true?jet it wns true. She first realized it all.
"Will you go, William ?" she inquired
brightly, while the children looked wondcring
ly into her face.
. '. Yes, I think so," he replied gravely.
"Katie, Archie, didn't little Rose tell us tij
'trust Him for ttll that's to come,' and didn't
God's word tell us" that He'd 'supply oil our
need ?' Well, dear children (don't mind poor
mother's crying a little?she's boon very anx
ious, nnd it'll do her good) lie's been true to
His word, and this that little Rose calls a pic
ture is an old bank-note which my mother must
have laid by in her pocket-book without tell
ing any one, and which has just come to us
I when God saw our need was the sorest."*
So it was. Katie and Arebie wore neither
of them quite clear in their minds as to how
that flimsy piece of paper was to turn iuto gold,
silver, ooppor, bread, ton, meat, sugar, and
clothing. Archie, who was not quite out of
the fairy Janes, paid that somo magic wand
would transform it into those good things; and
Katie wandered without, arriving at any con
clusion at all. Tltoir father, however, promised
that they should comprehend it on the mor
And then, when a few minutes had gone
rapidly 1?V in discussing the brighter prospects
before them?when the children had realized
the possibility of a railway journey, and of a
* This incident is a true one.
little house with a garden, perhaps, in a coun
try, town?a new place?when Rose had opened
her blue eyes in' wonderment at a shower of
ki?acs which came upon hor?because it seemed
to every one the most natural way of showing
their gladness, they Knelt together and thanked
Him who had "heard their cry and had sent
.them help i;i time .of need; and when father
mid mother hx>ked together that night on their
sleeping children, they joined in the words
which Hose had taught them?
I a "We'll praise Him for all that is punt,
I i jj And trust 11 i in for all that's to come!"
' .The next day the brother and Bister accom
panied their father, to the Hank of England,
which was close to their gloomy abode, now
brightened, however, by two sunshiny visitors
named Hope nnd Thankfulness. It was such
an old note, their father said, that he would
bring it to the bank; the which remark neith
er bf the children in tho least understood.
Tbay watched with interest how, as he pre
sented the precious paper, the clerk behind the
counter examined it, and then made the iuqui
ry,ffl)o you wish for gold sir?" to which their
father replied. '-If you please;'" to whereupon
wetc delivered over to him ten bright new
sovereigns, which looked more promising in
their eyes than the crumpled note for which
they were, exchanged. Then they all wcntWo
a shop where one of these identical sovereigns
was partially converted into bread, and into
another where meat was purchased ; and it was
with strangely happy feelings that they arrived
at home. Their father could not explain any
thing then, for after an hour or two he wished
them all good-byes that were to last, he said,
for two days, and departed in haste; and we
must wish the children good-bye too. not to re
turn until the evening when their father was
expected hack again.
Upon that evening Katie had no need to
task her wits :is to how to make some little va
riety for supper; for some nice broth with sub
stantial meat-bones in it was simmering encour
agingly by one side of the lire, and some hot
potatoes s teemed promisingly on the other;
and a large loaf was on tho table, and
-by its. side was-a small portion of but
ter which Mrs. "Neville said was a piece of
extravagance, but which Katie had begged
her to buy for lather as be was sure to
come back with the "promise of the new place,
and he would not have dined on the way. And
the cups and saucers reflected the light, and
when he came, his face reflected the light too;
whereupon Mrs. Neville's took to reflecting
the light that was reflect od in his face ; whence
it ftdlowed that the children's countenances all
joined in reflecting the combined light which
their parents reflected; the result being, final
ly, a complication and combination of pleasant
reflections which wore positively delightful to
Yes; it was all good news. He had ob
tained the place, and a good salary; and the
sisters ami brother were almost bewildered at
the prospect which their father opened before
them of a railway journey that was to come al
most directly, and of a small cottage with a
tiny garden, in which grew crocusscs and snow
drops now. and wherein might be reasonably
expected to grow roses and carnations in the
summer ; nud of goins to school where was a
rU?. ?>>-ound in which he had been credibly
l'?V e- ? ? ? ? ? r
informed that there wore a swing and a see
saw;?that was a tumultuous and a happy
supper-tin e. Plans were discussed, and ques
tions innumerable asked and answered. The
dull cross-looking old room in the city had pro
| bably never been accustomed to such gladness,
and the smoky rafters and discoloured walls
seemed to question the desirability of echoing
the children's mirth ; which, however, darkly
as they looked on the matter, they were con
strained to do at last.
The little clock did its duty steadily even
under these unsteadying circumstances. Mrs.
Neville consulted it after some time, and found
that Hose's hour for retirement had come, and
led her into the inner room, while, as it. was
later than usual, she told the elder ones not to
wait for her, but to begin their evening read-'
ing with their father.
They fetched their Hildes, but Katie paused
ere opening hers. *? Father," she said, "I've
wanted to ask you. do you remember that even
ing that was so sad at first and then so happy,
bow you showed mother that promise, and said
it was a bank-note V
"Ye,S, Katie," replied her father; I've
thought of it often since. Kind it in the
fourth of lMiilippians."
They obeyed, and listened inquiringly.
""What were the words on that bank-note,
which has dono so much for us?" be inquired.
"It was like this, father : 'I premise to pay
to the Hearer, on demand, the sum of Ten
Pounds;' and then it was signed by a name at
"Quito right, Katie. You see it did not
need for mo to earn that money, though the
promise must once upon a time have belonged
to some one who had a right to the money
'which he had earned; the bearer,?anyone
who took that promise to the bank, and claimed
its being paid to him?was sure-of getting it.
Thcro ore millions of money in the.bank,?
moro than you could possibly count, nnd the
person whose name is signed at the bottom of
the promise, is what is called the cashier, the
person who is supposed to be chosen to make
all the payments."
"But," interposed Archie, "suppose there
were so many promises brought to be paid at
the bank, that though there are millions of
pounds, still there would not be enough money
to pay them." *
"Then it would prove that it was a dishonest
bauk," replied his father; "it would have sent
out more promises or notes than it was able to
fulfil. If it had not been for a dishonest bank
which did this in a way I cannot explain to you,
I should have been richer than I am."
"And now about the verse, fathor," resumed
Katie; "what did you mean when you said
that to mother ?"
"Read it, Katie, the nineteenth verso."
?She obeyed, rending slowly : " 'My God shall
supply all your need according to his niches in
glory by Christ Jesus' "
"Now, dear children," said their father,,
"'you must remember what you have often
learned about our having fallen so deeply into
sin that God was obliged for His word's sake
to pnss.scntcncc of death ui >n Us all. Well,
then, you know His dear Son came to die in
order to take our punishment upon Himself,
lie boro every part of our punishment, and
when he had suffered oven unto death instead
of us, He ascended again to His Father's
throne, to wear the crown of glory which He
hnd won. Then our heavenly Father, who
had grieved so much over our sins, and our
punishment to which He was obliged by His
justice to condemn us, that He did not spare.
His own dear Sou that he should take it all in
our stead, rejoiced greatly that since all the
penalty was paid for us. Ho could give us
for Chirst's saltenU the great giftft which He
could not justly have given U3 in our own
right. God has a great treasure-house of
heavenly riches and of gifts for men, which he
could uot in justice have given us, if our
Saviour had not diod for us. But now tho Lord
Jesus has gono up into heaven to receive those
gifts formen, since he has bought the right of
giving them by His blood, and it is just ns if
lie had won the key of the treasury by His
death, since everything we receive is for His
"That's why we say for Jesus Christ's sake'
at the end of our prayers, isn't it V inquired
"Yes, Archie; and the treasures in that
great treasury are told of over and over in the
Bible. In one verse it says '/? whom ice have
forgirness of sins, according to the riches of his
grace,' and in another wo are told that the
Holy Spirit's strength in the inner man is given
us from 'the riches of his glory ;' and in that
same chapter St. Paulspcakc of 'tlic unsearelia
ble, riches of Christ,'?riches which can never
fail, and from which wo may always be draw
ing and yet never make them less."
"Butabout the bank-note,".persisted Katie.
Her father took her Bible and found a verse
in the sixteenth of St. John . 4 Whatsoever ye
j shall ash tlic Father in my name, he wdl give, it
j yo-:.* This is n bank-note, K*tm; a promise
I siguvu uy JSS*?3 Christ, in his blood,?a roynl
promiso which wo must bring to the treasury
of our knees; and just as you saw that my
note of promise was turned into money at the
bank, so that promise will bo received when
wo plead it with tho God who waits to be
gracious, and who lets us fill up that 'whatso
ever' with that which we most need, and then
owns the promise, nnd gives us tho blessings.
"And the verse you showed to mother," in
terposed Archie, again.
"Ah, that is a wonderful verse !" answered
his father; "there'd bo fewer anxious hearts j
if we used that bank-note right. It might be
put like this: '/promise to supply to the plead
er of this promise, on demand, the sum of all
that he may need from God ihe Father's treas
ury of riches in glory.' And this is made sure
by the name of Christ Jesus, which signs and
seals tho promiso."
"It says 'All the promises of God arc Yea
ami Amen in Christ Jesus' " pursued Katie,
thought fully. "I wonder, father, we're not
always quite suro about everything?I mean,
T wonder wo don't come to Him about all wo
"It is a wonder,' he added half sorrowfully;
"we often let the promises lie by, making as
littlo U8o>of them as I did of the note in the
.pocket-book, till I found it nnd turned it into
money. Thoy'ro no good to us unless we bring
them to tho Lord and turn them into bless
"And they're of uso over and over again,"
added Archie; "I've found another bank-note,
father: 'Ask, and yi shallI receive.'^ 0
"And here's another," oatclaimcd Katie;
'come unto me, all ye. that labor and are heavy
laden, and I will give, you rest.' Best's what's
promised there, father. O Archie, wo liavc
hundreds of l^k-notes if wc look for thcui"
"And mind you bring them .to the treasury
expecting to have them made goodi" concludedl
their Father. "Remember it says-,.'What things
soever ye desire, when ye pray, beii'eve that yn
receive them, and ye- shall havethem''"' .
And now we most say good-bye to Katie
and Archie, .for this is to be bnt a little book,
and the-story of their 'journey to their new.
home, and "f their setting down in it. and of tho
school with the play ground, and of their Betting
down in it,nnd of all itbo other:newciroumstaneos
which befell them, would make- quite a long
recital. Bright days had come to tho Neville
family, and they prospered, from: the hour iu
which the old pocket-book had!been: discover
Perhaps we should tell you that on i the-Sun*
day evenings one of the children's- favourite*,
employments is that of finding. Bible bank
notes. And when you arc in>Bcedj or. anxiety,. .
or poverty, young reader, O do the1 aame^?fc*r
them not lie unplcadcd, unrepresented! in-your
Bible. .Remember that "Ho that spared I not- '
his own Son, but delivered him up fur. u?- all,.
will with him also freely give us all things " and; /
that our unfailing treasury is- that'of '-the itn*
scarchable riches of Christ."
. Lady Conundrums..
What lady is good to cat??SnllLadd.
What lady b good to eat with her ??Olive
What lady is made to carry, burdens 1'?Ella.
What holy .preaches in.the pulpit 7?-Minnie
Stir.. ' ^
?Whatlady docs everybody desire??-Aim U.
What1 lady, is acquainted with suVgory?? ?
What lady lived in - NoaliV timc?^?Ann T.
What lady isrfoudof debate??l\)lly Tishun.
What lady paints portraits?.?Minnie T?re.
"What lady paints comic ones??-Carrie K.
What iady is foad of giving?-?JennurRotw
What lady is much talked of??Amelia'
What lady is most noble ??Mag Nunimou*.
What lady is most pcculmr^r-^amTiasiiR:.
What lady is most raw avis??Atrajr. Jf_,!
Bilhy. ? *
Stood Him up in the1 Corner to make
A wo in an woo lived in a email snug cut tage
in a village, ? was- unfortunate ?enough to lose
her husband,'and set about making prepprisgr
for the funeral obseqaries. A ne^eHkoriagt;
Mrs. Gundy, with- her- denk, awl' umbVclIa,..
called to seb things, to condole and' to spycuw
late. On coming into the house she looked'
around, raised her spectacles- and- her heed/
and said: "Why, Lor' me!- bow nicely j.oun
are fixed up for thefaneral 5 wvtt LAV tree?***;-.
Lor' say! Dear me! why, do you tell,, you
harried Mrs. Webster's cheers, ain't* yew/ and .
Mre. Ston's roses on the mantlepieeo, 4hi?y J?*ok
right smart, I declare?and there's a cl?c&ioo,
?why where on earth did you get that, I-want
to know V* "Oh I no, i?y dear, (wi^h a solemn
groan) that's not a clock, it iswy> pVVW? drtav?"
departed husband, I stood "him up in one eor- ?
nor to make more room V9 ?
Th? ^elf-Examining Society has" propound-'
td t'.vj .following queries about this financial
period to every-body}
Docs it cost anything to print a news
How loug can a printer afford to furnish a
paper without pay ?
Do printers eat, drink and wear anyr
If so, how do they get tt 1
Do I owo for my paper? . .
Is not this particular time a first rate time to"
call and pay up?
"Charlie, my dear," said a loving mother to1
a hopeful son, just budded into brooches,
"Charlie, my dear, come hero and get some ?
..t t _?> ;_j :*_*i-??*
?*1 gUCSS X WUU t IIHIIU ik m?r. ii*>?,
replied Charlie. "I've gpt some tobacco."
"I love thec still," said tho quiet husband to'
his chattering wife.
A marriage in New York was indefinitely
postponed in consequence of tho bride being .
too drunk to say "yes."
In Missouri the laws.allow married women
to make wills of their own. They have them
ready made hero.
"An old bachelor, seoirg the words "Fami
lies Supplied' "over tho door of a shop, stepped'
in and said he would take a wife and two chib