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From Petcrson'i Magaitn
" THE BARTON'S.
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BT Hit! 1. MBAKT.
CHAPTER I.
There is no use iu talking, Gustavus,
have chosen a cap for I have chosen
a cap for.Charlio, and ho shall; wear no
other." '
"Don't ho unreasonable and obstinate,
Emily: I wish hiin.to wear the cap which
I have selected."
"It cannot he," said the lady, decidedly,
"I would not show my want of taste by
putting a blue cap and purplo mautlo on
my child."
"But yon will make your child hideous
by clothing 'him in suohshowy colors;
when you know that both, the green es
pecially, makos his; delicate complexion
look sallow and sickly."
"Every one I saw yesterday said he look
ed boautiful; and when I first tried on the
the cap at the storo Mr. J said it was
he mosbecoming one imaginable."
"Of course. What elso would ho say
when he saw it was your choice? If 1
had been there you should not have had
it."
"That would mado but little difference;
if Charlie cannot bo supplied with a cap
fk jm his papa's store, there are plenty other
.stores whore ho can be suited.
"1 toll vou, madam," said tho husband,
with increasing anger, "you shall not dis
figure Charlio in suoh a manner. Dress
.the bbo as you please, mako it n.s fright
ful looking as you can but in Charlie's!
dress I will have a voico."
, "Dress the habeas I plcaso!" repeated
the wife, mockingly, "and what, I pray
yon is a child of four years but a babe?
No; when ho is a few years older I will
cheerfully admit your right to select his
apparel; whilo he is a little child, I prefer
,to use roy own taste in such matters."
"You know as woll as I do that blue is
the most becoming color to a child liko
Charlie; and I do bclievo," added he, pet
ulantly, "that if I had not happened to
express a proferenco for it, t would have
been your choice."
"Oh, surmise and bolieve as you will; he
shall wear a cap which I have chosen and
no other."
"lit shall wear it, you say?" reiterated
the husband, sternly.
"He shall wear it!" repeated the wife,
with calm decision.
"Then, madam, all I have to say is this,
and I wish you to understand it distinctly,"
rejoined the now thoroughly enraged hus
band, erophatihirijigcvery word, "the day
jthat noxt sees Charlie Barton in the street
with that green cap on his head, will also
witness our iinmodiate and lasting sepcra
tion." ' ,
"Then this day will witness both," was
the wife's rejoinder.
"I have mado up my mind to this course,"
-resumed Mr. Barton, "so make your ohoice"
accordingly. I am weary of continual dis
agreementthere must be an end of it."
"As soon as you please, I am also weary
of it, and will not dispute the point with
you. We are not suited to each other
the wisest plan is to part." -
. "And that plan will be acted upon. I
have suffered enough from youiyll-temper
and obstinacy, and will hear no more:" and
the incensed man .left the dining-room
while his wifo. was replying.
"No, you would prefer a more submiss
ive victim to your tyranny," and she also
left the room to prepare for hor accustom
ed morning walk.
The marriage of Oustavus Barton and
Emily Sanders had been, as their senti
mental friends declared, "one of true
love." A gay, handsoiuo girl, entering on
hef seventeenth year, Emily had become
acquainted with the equally gay and hand
some Gustyus, who had just attained hig
majority; both fell in love at first sight,
and their mutual attachment wa.s soon re
vealed. Mrs. Sanders was pained by her
daughter's precipitancy in, a matter of so
much importance. She listened with a
. smile half of pleauure,-half of sad incre
dulity, to the vehomont protestations of
$ Sffleeklg journal, jjpttoWif io guncritau Interests, fitata, Ikicnce, anir ieneral Intelligence.
eternal love and constancy with which
both the lovers met her objections to their
speedy union, based on their youth and in
cxperienoe.'IIowcver, to tlio object of
her daughter's choice she could mnko no
objection. Old Mr. Barton had establish
ed his son in a business connection with
an extensive and prosperous firm; the
young man's pecuniary prospects therefore
wero good his moral character unexcep
tionable. So, not without some natural
misgivings, Mrs. Sanders yielded consent;
and the day on which Emily completed
herscvcntccnth year she was united to
her happy lover. The wedding was an
elegant affair. Mrs. Panders was in easy
circumstances, and having until her hus
band's decease minglcd'much in gay soci
ety, had a large circle of fashionable
friends who graced the nuptials with their
presence. Tho Bartons, too, with their
aristocratic connections wero there, smil
ing graciously on the fair, blushing bride.
A beautiful house was presented to the
young pair. by old Mr. Barton for their
residence; its rich and elegant furniture
was n gift from the mother of the bride ;
and the happy couple entered on their
wedded life without a cloud in all its
bright horizon. During the five years
that intervened until the day on which our
story opeus fortune had smiled upon them.
Gustavus prospered in his business, and
was looked upon as a nism destined to
achieve great wealth and influence. Ein-
I Uy was as hundsoino and admired as ever j
and but for the death of her mother,
which occurred about two years after her
mnrriage, had known no cause of sorrow.
Two lovely children frolicked within their
beautiful home, and in the eyes of the
envious world the Bartons were the hap.
piest of the happy.
But it has been said thero is a skeleton
in every house, and theirs was no excep
tion to tho rule ; for tho happiness that
might have been as unalloyed as ever falls
to tho lot of mortals, was disturbed by
scenes of constant altercation and discord
The incrost triflos gave rise to contentions,
which were sustained on either side with
equal persovcrance, as if they wero inge
geniously seeking some means of sclf-tor-ture,
until they, surrounded by every earth
ly blessing, came to regard themselves as
among tho most unfortunate and ill-fated
of beings. . The poet has said truly,
"The kindest and tbe happiest pair
Will find occasion to forbear;
And something every day they live
To pity and perhaps forgive."
But forbearance was a word poetically un
known to our friends; e-pity was indeed
indulged to an extent that rendered them
tho moro exacting and irritable ; and for
giveness, though sometimes graciously and
gracefully extended, afford no guarautee
of futuro caution or amcuity.
Tho dispute concerning tho green and
blue caps affords a sample of tho sinful
folly by which domestic peaco may be em
bittered and destroyed. Little Charlie
was tho pride of both parents, and it was
a matter of consequence that ho should
appear to tho best advantage to others,
Blue was Mr. Barton's favorite color, and
the preceding winter the child was dressed
in accordance with his taste. But Mrs
Barton could not think of arraying her
darling in the same color for two succes
sive winters, even though it was tho most
becoming to his frail, delicate beauty;
moreover a lady who was regarded as a
model of taste had scleoted a purplo vel
vet mantlo, and green velvet cap and
plume for her little boy, and Emily resolv
ed to imitate her choice. Tho father iin
mediately objected to the green cap, and
brought from his store one of rich blue
with a handsome plume, which tho moth
er protested Charlie should not wear ; the
subject wan renewed several times with in
creased asperity, uutil, as wo have seen, it
lod to a threat of final separation.
Alas ! that tho love once so warm and
tondcr could be weakened to such an ex
tent by petty disagreements ! Yet weak
cned it undoubtedly was, -for tho silken
chain had long woighed heavily as one of
iron, and the severance of its galling links
seemed the only means of regaining peace
and happiness. Three hours aftor that
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decisive conversation, Mrs. Barton, dress-
cd in tho most elegant Btyle, and leading
little Charlie with his purple mantlo and
green cap, by tho hand,, was slowly pacing
STEUBEN VI LLE, OHIO, TUESDAY,
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the fashionable street with a friend whom
she had met during a morning call. Em
ily wag in her gayest mood. During the
past hour compliments extravagant enough
to satisfy even her most exacting vanity
lad been lavished upon her fair boy ; and
she was chatting merrily as if no thought
of care had ever crossed her mind, when
Charlie suddenly exclaimed gleefully, "Oh,
iicro comes papa !" and with secret unea
siness sho saw her husband in company
with another merchant, coming toward
them. As they met, both' gentlemen po-
itcly raised their hats, at the same instant,
a gleain of suppressed anger shot to Mr.
Barton's eyes, which had just noticed the
unfortunate green cap, and without a word
he passed on. By a great effort Emily
preserved her gay manner until sho part
ed with her companion, when returning
home without delay, sho dismissed Charlie
to the nursery, and began arranging her
personal effects as if for immediate remo
val. While sho was thus occupied, Ous
tavus hastily entered. He glanced around
at the disordered apartment, than turned
a scrutinizing regard upon his wife, who,
continuing her task, cast upou him un oc
casional glauco of inquiry. At last he
spoke.
"You have not forgotten, I presume,
what was said this morning?"
"No; I have not forgotten it," was the
brief reply.
"Your resolution is then taken?"
"It is." , ..
"And so U mine; let things take their
course.
His voico was husky with grief and an
ger, and ho paced the apartment several
times rapidly, as if seeking to keep down
the struggling emotions. Then opening a
bureau-drawer ho drew forth papers, glan
ced carolesly at them, and replacing them,
turned more calmly to Emily,
"These arc the title deeds of the houses."
"I have no need of them," interrupted
Emily, haughtily.
"You arc aware that they were purchas
ed for you and tho children, and the in
come accruing therefrom will probably be
of some little use." lie paused an in
stant, then added, "For tho rest, as soon
as I can arrange my affairs, half of what
I possess will be at your command ; give
me tho address of tho person who will act
as your agent."
"When your children are grown up, of
oourso you will do your duty by them. At
present I need no assistance in maintain
ing them."
Emily spoko quietly but firmly, and for
a time nothing moro was said.
"Why cannot you remain in this house?"
asked the husband, at length. "I will
never troublo you with my presence here
again, if that is what you fear."
"No, I will uot remain here," she re
joined, hastily. "After 'to-day the house
will be at your disposal. The furniture
I will take, as it was my mother's choice."
She broke off abruptly, for the recollec
tion of her deceased parent brought tears
to her eyes, and her hands trembled ner
vously as sho continued her employment.
The husband's heart softened as he saw
tho gushing tears. Ho knew how deeply
she had felt her mother's death ; how she
must miss her at this juncture : and for a
moment ho accused himself of pervcrse
ness, and half excused her; but ho quick
ly hardened himself against the repentant
impulse.
Tho door opened, and Charlie gayly
bouuded into the room. His fathcrcaught
him in his arms, and gazed upon him with
a mingled pleasure and paiu. But tho lit
tie fellow saw that his mother was grieved,
nnd struggled to free himself from the
close embrace
"Won't you stay with mo,-Charlio?"
asked the fond father, and there was deep
mournfulncss in his tone. "Mamma is
coiiiE away won't Charlio stay with
papa?"
The child looked strangely from ono to
the other, but when the question was re
pcated, replied readily,
"So, I must go with mamma;" and
gliding from his father's relaxed grasp,
was folded closely to his mother's bosom
She cast upon Oustavus an expression of
half dread, half defiance.
"Fear not that I shall ever deprive you
of him," ho answered to that look with
bitterness; "I have no
'Idnjr wife
fior
child." ' v. -V,
After a time he approached; i?Hjily, and
extending his haud, said, wltlirrbd com:
posure, . i
"At least, let. us not part as enemies
good-bye I" v.
Emily's hand trembled as she placed it
in his, but resolutely smothering her foel
ings, she responded to his good-bye with
equal appearance of indifference. He
again embraced littlo Charlie, who still
holding to his mother with one arm, put
the other around his father's neck, while
his artless pleadings fell sadly upon the
cars of tho misguided ones. ' Gently Mr.
Barton put away tho encircling arm, and
in a low tone asked whero was "little
sissie."
"In the nursery with Jane," replied the
child, and the father departed to bestow a
last caress on the petted babo. .
Presently a light tap was heard at the
door which was partly open, hud Barton's
voice called softly to his first born. The
child hesitated, and it was not until his
mother whispered "go," that he approach
ed tho door. Gustavus stood ou the out
side. He drew the child to his bosom
looked at him fondly with moistened eyes,
as ho whispered, "Charlie, you will never
see papa agi.in won't you lovo him al
ways when he is far away?" kissed him
agaiu and again with passionate tenderness;
then suddculy taking his watch from his
pocket, put it and his pocket-book into the
tiny hands of the sorrowful and bewilder
ed boy, sat him down on tho threshold
and rushing down the stairs, the "quick
closing of the door announced to the list
ening wife that he had left the house.
And sho sprang to the window, gazing
wistfully through the partially closed blinds
after that familiar form until it passed
from her longing sight; then gave vent to
her long suppressed feelings in a burst of
agony. Long she wept, heedless of the
artless endearments of her distressed child;
and when she bcaamo cajmcr, and with a
return of infantile vivacity he showed her
Mie beautiful wateh and pocket-book filled
with gold and bank notes "papa gavo him,"
she pushed hiin from her'side, and cover
ed her face with her hands, sobbing in the
convulsive agony of sorrow -and self-upbraiding.'
" Oh, peace of the human heart !
how powerful art thou to work the misery
of thy blinded victims !
The next morning Mrs. Barton with
her children left the city. A trusty do
mestic who was to remain in her service
was directed to superintend the removal of
the furniture to a small town, at somo dis
tance, where she intended for tho future
to reside. .
Gustavus also had disappeared, having
ou the close of that eventful day, retired
into tho country, whence he wrote to his
mother a full account of what' had occur-
red. The old people were startled and
1 , , , ,
grieved by tho intelligence, but they founW
all attempts vain Jo bring about a meeting
between tho two so sadly estranged, which
might lead to a reconciliation ; for on re
turning from tho country, Gustavus speed,
ily made arrangements for a trip to Europe,
and was soon "abroad on tho Atlantic
wave," far from tho city which was filled
with a thousand vague and contradictory
rumors connected "with tho strange affair
of the Bartons."
CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK.
Professional Jealousy.
Cramer and Dussek were great friends,
but also, both being Pianists, very jealous
of one an other; each not only knew tho
tho mastership of the other, but also fear
ed it. Once, as they wore both at a soi
ree in London, Dramer asked Dussek, who
had not come till very late, tho reason of
his not coming earlier.
'I have just composed a Rondo,' replied
Dussek ; 'it pi ased me well enough, but
nevertheless I destroyed it !'
'Why !' asked Cramer.
Why 1' oh, there was a very difficult
pissago in it, which 1 tried in vain for sev
eral hours to overcome ;and then the thought
occurred to me, that you could play it off
at sight; I wished to sparo myself tho hut
unllation, and so I burned it.'
Xt&"Tho town eleotions taking place
throughout New lork just now, almost in
variably result in the choice of the candi
dates of the American party.
APRIL, 17, 1855.
1 1 Suppression of Sardinian Convents,
:We learn by the steamer Africa, that
the Sardinian Chambers have voted the sup
pression of Romon Catholic ' Convents in
that Kingdom.
This is tho act, which the Allocution of
the Popo to the Secret Consistory, on the
22nd of January last, declared to be "a
signal insult," "contempt for ihe Holy
See," directly contrary to natural and di
vine right," "against the inviolable su
premacy of the Holy Sco in that kingdom,
whero there are so great a number of fer
vent Catholics," and which, beforo its en
actment, he reproved and condemned "to
be entirely worthless and invalids;" at the
same time, warning the Sardinian King
and Chambers, and all others who may not
fear to approve said act, "to consider iu
time, what penalties and censures the apos
tolical constitutions, and the canons of tho
Holy Councils, and in particular the Coun
cil of Trent, liave established against the
plunderers and profaners of holy things
against the violaters of the liberty of the
Church and of tho Holy Sec, and against
usurpers of their rights."
Despite the monitorio of His Holiness,
annuling the Civil laws of a neighboring
State before they were enacted, we see
that the Sardinian Chambers and their
King, Victor Immanuel, have had tho har
dihood to decree the suppression of Con
vents within that Kingdom.
The reason for the decree "need not be
published; they are obvious enough; from
what is commonly known of the wicked
ness, unlawful practices and oppression of
the Convent System in this country, where
the press is free and public opinion intelli
gent, we may conclude it to be a terrible
nuisance in a Koman Catholic country, so
near to Rome, and so taxed for the. support
of idle, swarming and corrupt priesthood.
The reproach is, that while priestridden
monarchies are throwing off these pest
houses of a dark and cruel superstition, re
publican America, boastful of defending
the liberty of the citizen and jealous of
his natural and civil rights, should tolerate,
in every nook and corner of tho Union, un
lawful prisons for women if they bo no
worse ; prisons for marriageable, innocent
young women, under the absolute control
of lusty, unmarried priests 1 The day is
not fur distant, we predict and trust, when
these shameful institutions shall no more
disgrace the land of WASHINGTON !
Patience Smiles on Payne.
Mr. Win. Payne was a very good follow,
was a teacher of music, in a pleasant town
in Massachusetts; and in his school, one
winter, was a pretty girl, some twenty
years old, named patienco Adams, who
having made a strong impression upon Mr.
Payne, ho lost no time in declaring Lis
attachment, which Miss A, reciprocated,
An I am An ran rvivit nti f nn n 1 1 a Akii 1 Til o f
f a ,
as Mr. P. s attentions bocamc publio, and
... .
the fact of au engagement was generally
understood, the school being still in at
tendance, and all the parties on a certain
evening being present, Mr. Payno, with
out any thiught of the words, named as a
tune for tho commencing exercises "Fed
cral Street," in that excellent collection of
church musio, "Tho Carmina Sacra."
Every one loved patience, and every one
entertained the highest respect for Payne;
and with a hearty good will on the part of
the school, the chorus commenced:
"See gentle pationce smile on Pain,
See dying hope revive again."
The coincidence was so striking, that
the gravity of the young ladies and gen-
tlemon could scarcely be restrained long
enough torget through the tunc The
beautiful young lady was still more char.
ming with her blushing cheeks and mod
cstly cast down ej'es, whilo tho teacher was
so exceedingly embarrassed, no knew not
what he did. Hastily turning over the
leaves of the book, his eye met a well
known tune, nnd he called. out "Dundee.'
Tho song began as soon as sufficient order
could be restored, and at' tho last line of
the following stanza rose to a climax:
"Let not dospair nor Ml revenge
Be to my bosom known:
Oh, give me tcara for other' woes;,
And Putiencefor my own,"
Patienco was already betrothed, she was
in fact his; in about a year afterwards they
bceaujo man, and wife.
Englishwomen.
They are women. And their children
are worthy of them, for they arc jed-chepk-ed,'of
stout muscle and nirablo gait, of fine'
health and appetite. The reason of all
this is that the English women exercise
more in the open" air than our women do.
An English woman of refinement thinks
nothing of walking half a dozen miles, noth
ing of leaping on the back of a trusty ani
mal, and jumping hedges and ditches in the
pursuit of game.
I remember once being at William and
Mary Howett's, when some one proposed
that wo would make a little family via'.t to
Epping Forest, distant some four or five
miles.. Tho thought never entered uy
head that they proposed going on foot.
As we crossed the threshhold of the door,
I was expecting the next moment to help
the two ladies making Our party into the
carriage : and when I asked when the car
riage was, I got for a reply "we arc going
on foot of course ;" and so we walked all
tba way there and rambled all the'day long
over the beautiful forest, and at night
walked back to the "Elms." I kept look
ing at tho ladies while we were returning,
expecting to see them faint away ; and fi
nally, when we all sat down on the"green
sward for a moment, I ventured very quiet
ly to ask one of them "are you not very ti
red ?" I got for a reply ajmerry ringing
laugh, and a "to be sure not; I could walk
a half dozen miles Jarther yet." . When
got home I was so fatigued as to be unable
to stand without great pain and trouble and
was obliged to acknowledge the English
ladies were roy superior in their pbysica
power of endurance. I saw at once the se
cret of their glorious health, their buoyan
cy and flow of spirits. It was their habit
of exercising out of doors.
I was conversing with an English lady,
who was nsar eighty years old the moth
er of a distinguished writer upon thecap
ital habits of walking, which the ladies
have, when sho broke fourth with. 'When
I was a young woman and in the country
I used to walk ten miles to church on
Sunday morning, and back again after ser
vice ' Another cause of the brilliant health
of the English women, is their national
love for horticulture. An English woman
is at home in the garden among the flow
ers, and I know of no more beautiful sight
in the world than that of a fair, open brow
ed, sosy checked woman among the garden
full of choice plants and gorgeous flowers.
Talk of your merry creatures in hot draw,
ing rooms, "by the light of a chandalier,"
to the marines.'. Hercis a beauty fresh
from God's hands and Nature's here are
human flowers and those of Nature's bloom
ing together.
Jesuitism and Great Inteleot.
Look at the Catholics of the United
States in comparison with the Protestants.
In the whole of America there is not a
single boru and bred a Catholic distinguish
ed for anything but the devotion to the
Catholio Church. I mean to Bay there
is not a man in America, born and bred
a Catholic, who has any distinction in
scicuoe, literature, politics, benevolence, or
philanthropy. I do not know one I never
heard of a great philosopher, naturalist
historian, orator, or poet amongst them
The Jesuits havo been in existence three
hundred years; they have had their pick of
tho choicest intellect of all Europe they
never take a common man when they know
it; they subject every pupil to a Bevere or
deal, intellect and physical, as well as mor
al, iu order to ascertain whether ha has
the requisite stuff in bim to make a strong
a csuit out of. 1 hey nave a scheme of edu
cation masterly in its way. But there has
not been a single great original man pro
duced in the company of Jesuits from
1545 to 1854. They absorb talent enough,
but they strangle it. Clipped oaks never
grow large. Prune tho roots of a tree
with a spade, prune the branches close to
the bolo what becomes of the tree: Ihe
bole itself remains thin, and scant and slen
der. Can a man be a conventional dwarf
and a natural giant at the same time? Case
your little boys limbs is metal, would that
grow? Plant a chesnut in a teacup, do
you got a tree? Not a shrub even. Put
a priest or a priest's creed as the only noil
for a man to crow in: be grows not. The
great God providod the DHtural uindo of
operation do you suppose be wiu turn
aside and amend or mar tho universe at
your or my request. I think God will do
uo such vhing-'-Paiker. .
VOLUME I.-
15.
Don't Stay Ion;.
"Don't stay long, husband," laid
young wild . tenderly, in presence one
evening, as her husband was preparing to'
go out. The words themselves were Insig- '
nificant, but the look of melting fondness 1
with which they were accompanied, spoke
volumes. It told all the whoh vast depths
of woman's Hove cf her grief when the
ight of his smilo, the source of all her joy ,
beamed not brightly upon her.
"Don't stay"long'huahandT' and I
fancied I saw the loving, gcntlo wife, siU
ting alone, anxiously counting the mo
mcntsof her husband's absence, every taw
moments running to the door to see if k .
were in sight andfinding that he was pot,
luougnt i couia near nci exclaiming .in
disappointed tones "not yet not yet."-
"Don'fstay lonfo husband." And again
I thought I could see that young wife, rock
ing herself nervously in the great arm chair
and weeping as though her heart would
break as her thoughtless 'lord and master
prolonged his stay to a wearisomejlength
of time.
0, you that have wives that say 'Don'-
stay long,' when yon go forth, think of
them kindly when yon are mingling in the
busy hive of life, and try", 'just Utile to
make their homes and hearts happy, for
they are gems too seldom replaced. Jon
cannot find amid the pleasures of the world,
the peace and joy, that a quiet home bless
ed with such a woman's presence will af
ford. ,.
"Don't stay long, husband 1" and the
young wife's looks seemed to Ky "for
here, in your own sweet home, is a loving
heart whose musio is hushed when you are
absent here is a soft breast for yon to lay
your head upon, and here are pure lips,
unsoiled by sin, that will pay yon with kis
ses for coming back soon. . ti
Think of it, men, when your wives say
to you, "Don't stay long," and 0 don't
let tho kind words pass unheeded as of
little value, for though they may not be to
you, the disappointment or the fulfilment
of their simple, loving wishbrings grief or
joy to them. If yon have an hour toj spare
bestow it upon them, and the pure love,
gushing from their gentle, greatfvl hearts,
will be a sweet reward.'
Work for Posterity. 4
Work by all means, even if fortune has
favored you. An idle man is a pest to so
ciety Labor for others, even if your wanta
arc satisfied.
'What are yon planting those trees for?
asked a young stripling of venearbla
man. , , v
'You wilfnever live to eat the fruit nor
yet to see them blossom.' r
'If I do not,' replied the old man 'jon
may; and if you do not, somebody will; ,
and so I shall confer a benefit to poitcri-
1 love my ease too well remarked th
young man, Ho work for unknown beings.'
'Poor fellow V retorted the aged nan ) t
'I pity yon, and if the fruit of my labor
should come to maturity in my life time,
yon shall have a portion of it.' -, . .
The yonth was so struck at tho picture
of disinterestedness, that he ever after he
came a cheerful worker for . posterity. .
The old man lived, and age neither bow
ed his frame nor "abated his natural force,'
and the trees he planted flourished and
brought forth. True to his promise, when
he first gathered the fruit be took a portion
of the ripest and best to bis friend, who
lived at some distance from his dwelling,
and when he arrived, thus he addressed
him: , ... ", .,.!.; .,
'Young man tho first gathering from tho
trees I phvutod for posterity I have brought,
likewise, a poor man's council Never
hesitate to work, at any period of life, ., Il
may be the benefit will not come to thyself
but always remember, the fruit of thy la
bor will be a blessinff to posterity. Th
young man thanked the sire for Lis gentle
reproof, and heeded the lesson. ' What he
speut before in luxury, he hud a sacred r
trust, either to benefit tho present age, or
to be a blessing to those who eame fr
him. He died, and a large property was
given to benevolent enterprise; sa tuat to '
this day many bios his memory ' la not
this a rthuke to those rh9 :cUL!.!t tzzizl
iu personal gratification the wealth of which
they aro stewards I Let each ask himself
'What have I done to IciieCt my fellow
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