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V OUR STUMBLING BROTHER.
HY REV. TIIEO. L. CUTLER.
An aged man the noblest man then
living on our globe once sat down and
wrote, under the inspiration of God, these
words : " It is good neither to eat flesh,
nor to drinJc wine, nor anything whereby
thy brother stumblcth." Now, who is our
"brother?" In this passage Paul may
have referred to his brother in Christian
fellowship; he was to do nothing wilfully
offensive and injurious to his fellow disci
ples in God's household. But if ho is to
be thus tendor of the feelings and watchful
of the interests of other Christians, how
much more ojght he to avoid anything
which would be morally hurtful to the
impenitent masses of his fellow-men.
Let us look at the teaching of this famous
passage, so redolent of Christian philan
thropy ; what does the passage teach ? To
our miud it clearly teaches the moral obli
gation to abstain from practices and usages
that inevitably iujure others. We are to
abstsiu from that which works mischief to
our brother-man, and wo are to do so from
the law of love. This is the drift of the
passage, and of the whole chapter in which
it ia imbedded. Even so conservative an
expounder as Prof. Hodge of Piinccton
says, in treating of this passage, that things
not sinful iu themselves are to be given up
Tor the sake of others. The legal liberty
of a conscientious man is never to be exer
cised where a moral evil will inevitably
flow from such exercise. If my "liberty"
puts a stumbling-block in the way of
another, and trips him so that he fall, then
woo unto me for persisting in using this
liberty. The principle is a broad one, and
it is as noble as that Gospel of love that
gave it birth. It is the principle that good
men arc to sacrifice any thing and every
thing that is destructive to the best interests
We lay down, then, this proposition, that
no man of conscience has a moral right to
abet any system or practice which is known
to bo inevitably hurtful to his neighbor
man. I have a legal right to do many
things which as a man of principle I ought
not to do. I have a legal right to take
opium or arsenic, or swallow vast quantities
of fourth-proof brandies ; but I have no
moral right thus to commit self-destruction.
I have a legal right to attend habitually a
theatre, even though every play there
enacted should be surcharged with moral
poison, and every tier were thronged with
harlots. There is no written law to forbid
my going there, and no o nicer stands guard
to repel me. But I have no moral right to
go there not merely because I shall see
and hear what is ensnaring and polluting
to myself, but because that whole garnished
nnd glittering establishment, with its sen
StfSus attractions, is to many of my fellow
men a chandeliered and crimsoned hell, a
yawning maelstrom of perdition. The
dollar I gave at the entrance is my direct
contribution towards sustaining an estab
lishment whose dark foundations rest on
the murdered souls of hundreds of my fel
low men. What right have I contribute
my money and to give the sanction of my
example to the support of a perfect slaugh
ter house of character and of immortal souls?
Now on this same principle not merely
of (preservation, for of that I am not
now speaking what right have I to sustain
the magazines of moral death where poison
our drinks are vended ? What right have
I to sustain a traffic which is simply dealing
out death hg measure? What right have
I to abet the drinking usages of society ?
If a glass of intoxicating drink on my table
(be it sparkling Maderia or Bourbon whis
ky) will entrap some one of the susceptible
or excitable temperament Into dissipation,
what right have I set that trap for bis life,
to tempt him to his own ruin, and make
myself the jiarticeps criminisxn his destruc
tion ? If the contents of the glass which I
give to my brother cause him to stumble,
he stumbles over me. If his moral re
straints are broken, I helped to break them.
- am an accomplice in his sin. If be goes
sway from my table with an increased
thirst for the bottle, I have helped to make
hie a drunkard, and to that degree have
helped to shut him out of heaven. The
words he may have spoken, the blows be
maj haye struck, the excesses he may have
committed under the stimulation of my
offered glass, aro to a certain degree my
words and deeds of folly or of wickednjss.
But for mo he would not have uttered the
words or done the shameful deeds. The
man who, in the language of scripture,
" puts the bottle to his neighbor," is par
tially and largely responsible for all the
havoc which that bottle makes, and for the
dark damnation which may follow in its
train. Of course this principle makes
fearful work with the willful traffic in in
toxicating drinks as a beverage ; and when
society punishes the drunkard for his out
rages, and licenses the drunkard-maker, it
simply punishes the eject and protects the
We might say a thousand thing9 here on
the woes of the drunkard, on the guilt of
the dram-seller, on the poisonous nature of
the most popular alcoholic drinks, and on
the frightful havoc which the bottle is
working in the army, in our households,
and even in our churches. But we prefer
now to speak on one specific poiut, viz., the
duty of all conscientious people to abstain
from drinking, and offering strong drink,
while that drink makes others "stumble."
It is the stumblers that we are now pleading
for. It is for those whom your wine-cup
offered in mistaken hospitality, or under
the tyranny of fashion may precipitate
into drunkenness and perdition. Ob !
those stumblers! Who are they? I
hardly dare tell ; for it would touch many
of us too tenderly. It would tear open too
many secret wounds which pride and affec
tion are attempting, but in vain, to conceal.
It would reveal tcrecks that angels might
weep over. It would open afresh some
toombs where the charitable green turf
now hides out of sight what surviving
friendship would love to have forgotten.
For the sake of my stumbling brother,
I am bidden to abstain. Is this asking too
much of me ? Let a single incident answer.
In a certain convention of temperance phi
lanthropists, a clergyman made a plausible
defense of the moral right of even good
men to drink and offer alcoholic liquors.
Teetotalism he denounced as fanatical and
unscriptural. He talked glibly of the wine
used at Cana of Galilee, (though not very
understandingly,) and insisted that for one
he should claim the right to use liquors at
his own table and in social gatherings.
When he had concluded his sophistical
argument, an old man arose under much
emotion. His voice trembled with grief.
Turning to the convention, he said in sub
stance to them, " I know a young man. He
is fast becoming an inebriate. 1 fear ho is
ruined. When he is urged to give up the
wine-cup, he always pleads the example of
a certain popular clergyman. He says that
while that minister takes his glass and
defends it, he means to do the same. Gen
tlemen, that poor intemperato youth is my
son ; and the clergyman, whose evil exam
ple he is following, is the very same one
who has just addressed this convention !"
SECRETARY SEWARD AT HOME.
By the following extracts from a late
speech of Mr. Soward's, at Auburn, New
York, it will be seen the Secretary of State
holds neither the views of Mr. Blair or Mr.
Weed on the question of Reconstruction,
and that he is more radical than either :
THE ISSUE OF THE WAR.
I have another ground for knowing that
you will succeed tomorrow. You have the
right side upon a plain, practical, simple
issue. Our opponents do not see this :
they have suffered faction to blind them.
They say that they aro voting down this
administration, because it ia incompetent
and ought never to have been elected. They
say again they are voting to decide the
Presidential election of 1864. They are
doing no such thing. Abraham Lincoln
was elected in 1860 to be President of the
United States for four years, viz: from the
4th of March, 1861, to the 4th ot March.
1865, fairly, justly, honorably, constitution
ally elected. The question is not whether
he ought to have been elected in 1860 ;
that was settled in the election of 1860,
and is irreversible. The question is not
whether he or any person connected with
his administration shall be elected in 1864.
That will be settled in the election of 1864.
Abraham-Lincoln was elected in 1860 to
be President, not of a part, but of the
whole of the United States; but he has
been forcibly kept out of a part of the
United States, Louisana, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and
other Gulf States. In those States he is
President de jure, but not de facto. The
object of this election is the object of the
war. It is to make Abraham Lincoln
President de facto from 1860 to 1864 in
Georgia, South Carolina and other Gulf
States, as he is Presidet de facto in Massa
chusetts, New York and Ohio.
NO PEACE UNTIL ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS
PRESIDENT OP THE WHOLE UNITED STATES.
I know the war waged for that object
will succeed, and I know elections held for
the same object will succeed. They will
succeed because the object is just, and jus
tice in politics is necessary. It is injustice
and downright robbery of Abraham Lin
coln, and the majority of citizens who
elected him, to refuse him the full enjoy
ment of the authority conferred upon him
in that election, mere can Do no peace
and quiet until Abraham Lincoln is Presi
dent, under that election, of the whole
United States. Now justice is an instinct
of the whole human family. If a man has
a house, a horse, or a boat, and it is taken
from him, all society combines to rostore it
to his possession, and it awards seyere pun
ishment to those who attempt to rob him of
il war exposed to foreign invasion ; that
arrests are a weapon of- war which must be
wielded by the military power of the State,
and not by its courts and constables. The
dangers they fear are future. They mourn
the public peace lost so piteously that they
have no heart to restore it iu the only way
it can be restored by contest with the
enemies in arms who have destroyed it.
They sigh for peace in the future, and thus
invite the insurgent to invade our homes
and firesides. They are troubled to know
the terms upon which you will give peace
to the insurgents. The answer is a simple
oue : There can be no peace to iusurgcuts
in arms until they have submitted and ac
cepted Abraham Lincoln as President of
the United States ; then, and not before,
will be the time to speak of peace.
APPROACH OF THE TIME WHEN THEBE
SHALL BE NEITHER SLAVERY NOR SLAVES
IN THE LAND.
The abettors of rebellion are troubled
for fear we shall not leave to tho rebels,
when they have submitted, enough of slav
ery and slaves. They want to know what
we propose about that. My answer is, that
if they, had submitted to Abraham Lincoln
at the beginning they would have retained
the whole. They have lost by resistance,
on an avcrago, anout ten thousand slaves a
month. Each month of prolonged resist
ance increases the los, and they are verg
ing upon the timo when submission, coming
too late, will leave neither slavery nor
slaves in the land. This question of slav
ery is their business, not mine. So long
as they propose no surrender, they are en
titled to ask no terms. What has happened
to slavery thus far, lias been the legitimate
fruit of their own crimes ; but it was fruit
ordained not by man, but of God. With
out seeking to divine His ways, I think
that the future will bo liko unto the past.
The insurrection will perish under military
power, neccssarilly, and therefore lawfully
exercised, and slavery will perish with it.
WOMAN A CrVILIZER.
If God were to take the sun and the
moon and the stars out of the heavens, the
chances for husbandry would be what, if
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God were to take woman out of life, would ty who elected Abraham Lincoln in 18C0 ?
Can that majority be expected to acquiesce,
The result to be attained is as important
to our opponents as it is to us. What if,
through battle and suffrage, the President
who was elected in 1860 should, by his op
ponents, be kepc out of the Presidency of
tho United States until another election ?
What if thev then should succeed in elect
ing a President in 1864 against the majori-
be the chances for refinement and civiliza
tion. Woman carries civilization in her
heart. It springs from her. Her power
and influence mark the civilization of any
oountry. A man that lives in a community
where he has the privilege of a woman's
influence, is almost of necessity refined,
more than he is aware of: and when men
are removed from the genial influence of
virtuous womanhood, the very best degen
erate, or feel the deprivation. There is
something wanting in the air when you get
west of the Allegheny Mountains on a sul
try day of summer. Tho air east of the
mountain is supplied with a sort of pabulum
from the salt water of the ocean, by which
one is sustained in the sultriest days in
midsummer. Now what this salt is to the
air, that is worxan's influence to the virtue
of a community. You breathe it without
knowing it. All you know is that you are
made stronger and better. And a man is
not half a man unless a woman helps him
to be ! One of the mischiefs of camp
life is that women arc removed from it.
The men may not know what it is that lets
them down to a lower state of feeling, or
what that subtile influence was that kept
up to a higher state of refinement, but it is
the absence of woman in the one case, as it
was the presence or woman in me oiuer.
Woman is a light which God has set before
man to show him the way to go, and blessed
is he who has sense enough to follow it.
Henry Ward BeccJier.
JST Jeremy Taylor says: If you are for
pleasure, marry ; if you prize rosy health,
marry. A food wife is heaven's last, best
gift to man an angel of mercy minister
of graces innumerable his gem of many
virtues his casket of jewels. Her voice
his sweetest music her smile his brightest
day her kiss the guardian of his innocence
her arms the pale of his safety, the balm
of his health, the balsam of his life her
industry bis surest wealth her economy
his safest steward her lips his faithful
counsellor her bosom the softest pillow of
bis cares and her prayers the ablest advo
cates of .Heaven's blessings on his head. '
Jeremy certainly had a woman for his
wife, and. not a fashionable lady or a board
ing school miss.
without voting and without bloodshed, in
the eleotion of Jefferson Davis, or John C.
Breckinridge, or Horatio Seymour r Cer
tainly not j and then you have perpetual
civil war, wbioh is nothing else than per
petual anarchy. Let us not be deceived.
Abraham Lincoln must be President of
South Carolina and Georgia by virtue of
bis election of i860, or not only the peace
of the Union, but the Union itself is for
ever lost. Peace comes through that suc
cess, and in no other' way. -There is always
peace where justice reigns always disorder
where injustice prevails.
I know ou will prevail to-monow for
another reason. Liko the last one, it is
founded upon a moral instinct the moral
instinct which guides the people of every
country to maintain and defend that coun
try simply because it is their own. It is
an instinct as natural and as strong as the
iustincts which are the basis of the family
relation. Every unpervcrted man clings to
his ewn wife in preference to another man's
wife, and fights in her defence in preference
to the defence of a strange woman. Every
unperverted man cares for and guards and
trains his own child instead of wasting his
care on his neighbor's children. So every
unperverted man defends bis country against
its enemies, domestic and foreign, instead
of defending a foreign country or seeking
to destroy his own. The robin does as
much. He guards-his own nest, because it
is his. The lion defends his lair, and
each of these is endowed with a force ade
quate to that defence. Our disloyal citizens
act on the assumption that the enlightened
and virtuous American people are less sa
gacious than the fowls of the air and the
beasts of the field. You see from these
remarks why it is that throughout this war
I have refused to be diverted front the
main question to engage in collateral, and
therefore idle land mischievous debates. It
is such debates that trouble weak Minds
and faithless hearts. They are afraid of
the loss of iadividaal liberty and of 8tate
rights, and they therefore saw continually
on the string of arbitrary arresU and ras
peaaioa of the habeas corpas. They do
not see that the country is jo a state of cjv-
THE APPROACH OF DEATH.
As life approaches extinction, insensi
bility supervenes a numbness; and dispo
sition to repose, which does not admit of
the idea of suffering. Even in these cases
when activity of mind remains to the last,
and when nervous sensibility would poeni
to continue, it is surprising how often there
has been observed a happy state of feeling
on the approach of death. " If I bad
sufficient strength to hold a pen, I would
wiitc how easy it is to die," were the words
of the celebrated William Hunter, during
his last moments. Montague in one of his
essajs, describes an incident which left him
so senseless that he was taken up for dead.
On being restored, however, he says :
"Mcthought my life only hung upon my
lips, and I shut my eyes to help thurst it
out, and took pleasure in languishing and
letting it go." An English writer records
that a gentleman who had been rescued
from drowning declared, that he had not
experienced the slightest feeling of suffoca
tion. The stream was transparent, the day
brilliant, and as be stood upright, he could
see the sun shining through the water, with
a dreamy consciousness that his eyes were
being closed for ever. Yet be neither
feared his fate nor wished to avert it. A
sleepy sensation, which soothed and grati
fied him, made a luxurious bed of a watery
RAB3I METE'S WIFE.
The renowned teacher and expounder of
the law, Rabbi Meir, once fat a whole Sab
bath in the synagogue, instructing the peo
ple. In the meanwhile, his two son, both
oi unusual ocauiy, ana acepiy vcrsca in
the law, died in his bouse. His wife took
them into her bedroom, lain them on her
nuptial bed, and covered them with a white
cloh. Toward evening Rabbi Meir, on
returning home, asked her :
here arc my sons, that I may give
them the blessing?"
41 They have gone to God's house," she
44 1 looked round for them several times,
but 1 did not see them," said the Rabbi.
Meanwhile the wife had brought the light
and the goblet with wine ; he blessed the
light and the wine ; and drank from the
goblet. Then he asked again :
44 Where aro my sons, that they may
drink from the consecrated cup ?''
44 They canuot be far off," answered his
wife, and she brought up his supper.
When he bad finished the meal, and
cheerfully said grace, bis wife said :
44 Rabbi, with your permission I will put
a question to you."
44 Do, my dear wife, said he.
t" Some time since, one of our neighbors
gave me some jewels to take care of j now
he claims them back shall I give them
44 How could you put such a question to
mo ?" exclaimed the R ibbi. 44 Am I to
teach you the commonest rule of probity ?
Not only must you give the property back,
but you must give it willingly aud cheer
fully." 1 thought so too," she said; and opening
the door to the bedroom, she added: "Rab
bi, a friend has confided to us two jewels,
and he has demanded them back."
Then sho took off the cloth that hid the
two dead bodies.
, 44 My sons ! my sons I" cried tho Rabbi ;
he wept and wailed.
She, turning her head away, 'cried bitter
ly too. But then, taking the band of her
husband, she said :
4 Rabbi, did vou not tell mc that proper
ty confided to us we must restore willingly,
nay, cheerfully, tjheerfully we cannot
and the owner will forgive us but willing
ly, Kabbi. Let us both .say : 4 Blessed be
tho name of the Lord ! blessed be He who
giveth and takoth away !' "
44 Ble.-sed be the name of the Lord I"
ropeated tho K bbi ; 44 blessed be lie who
giveth and taketh away ! But blessed be
He also for hating thee to me. O merciful
Lord! without that gift of Thine to me,
without this blessed woman, I should at
this hour fuel myself alono on earth, and
doubting even heaven. But she with one
hand presses miuc, and with the other
opens the gate that leads into Thy realm,
so that I behold Thee and my lost sons.
May she be blessed for ever and anon !
And blessed and praised be Thou, my Fa
ther, my King, Ruler of the universe !
THE HUMAN FIGURE.
The proportions of the human figure arc
strictly mathematical. The whole figure is
six times the length of the foot. Whether
the form be slender or plump, this rule
holds good. Any deviation from it is a
departure from the highest beauty of pro
portion. Tho Greeks make all their stat
ues according to this rule. The face from
the highest point on the forhead, where the
hair begins, to the chin, is one-tenth of the
whole stature. The hand from the wrist to
the middle finger, is the same. The chest
is one-fourth ; and from the nipple to the
top of the head is the same. From the top
of the chest to the highest poiut of the
forehead is one-seyenth. If the length of
the face, from the roots of the hair to the
chin, be divided into three equal parts, the
first division determines the place where
the eye-brows meet, and the second the
place where the nostrils. The navel is the
central part of the body, and if a man
should lie on his back with his arms ex
tended the periphery of the circle described
around him, with the navel for its centre,
would touch the extremities of his hands
and feet. The bight from the feet (o the
top of the head, is the same as the distance
from the extremity of the fingers when the
arms are extended.
EXTBAORDINARr NAMES. What odd
names some mortals are blessed with ! We
heard of a family in Michigan whose sons
were named severally One Stickney, TwoJ
Stickney, Three Stickney; and whose
daughters were named First Stickney,
Second Stickney, and so on. The two elder
children of a family in Vermont were named
Joseph, and Another ; and it has been sup
posed . that, should they have any more,
they might hae aamed them Also, More
over, Notwithstanding, Nevertheless. An
other family actually named their child
Finis-su noosing it was (heir last: but'
they afterwards happened to have a daugh
ter-aad two sons whom they called, Addcn
(j Appendix and Supplement.
JOSH BILLINGS "ESS A ON THE MULE."
Tho mule is half boss and half jackass,
and then comes to .a full stop, natur discov
ering her mistake, ha weigh more ac
cording to their heft than enny other k ren
ter, except a crowbar, they can't hear enny
quicker, nor further than the ho-s, yet
their ears arc big enough for snow shoes.
Yu kan trust them with enny one whose
life isn't worth more thau the mules. The
only way to keep them into a paster is to
turn them into a uicdder jincn, and let
them jump out. Tba arc reddy for uso
just as soon as tha will du to abuse. Tha
haint got any more friends than a Chatham
street Jew, and will lie on huckleberry
brush, with an occasional chase after kanada
tbiasels. Tha arc a modern invenshun ;
i don't think the Bible deludes to tbcm at
all. Tha sell for more money than any
other domestic animate. Yu kant tell their
age by looking into their mouth, enny more
than you kouid a Mexican cannon's. Tha
never had no diseases that a club woHthcel.
If tha ever die tha must come right to life
agin, for I never heerd uo body ta 44ded
mule." Tha ar like sum men, very korrupt
at hart ; ive known them to be good for six
months jist to git a chance to kick sumbody.
I never owned one, nor never mean to un
less there is a Uuited States law passed
rcquirin it. The only reason why tha are
pashunet, is because lha are ashamed of
themsc'fs. I have seen eddikated mules in
a sirkus tha could kick and bite tremenjis.
r would not say what I am forced tu say
agin the mule, if his birth want an outrage,
and he aint tu blame for it. Enny man
who is wiilin tu drive a mule oght to be
exempt by law from runnin for the legisla
tur. Tha are the strongest krecter on arth,
and heaviest according to their size ; i herd
tell ov one who full oph from the towpath
on the kanawl- and sunk as soon as he
touched the bottom, but he kept rite on
towio the boat to the next stasbun, breatben
throogh his cars, which was out ov the
water about 2 feet 6 inches. 1 didn't see
this, but an auctioneer told me ov it, aad i
aever knew an auetioacer-to lie, unless he
kould make sumtbing out ov it. 1
J9 Henry Ward Beecaersays: "Life
ould be a perpetual flea hunt if a aan
were obliged to ma dwsj all the iaaeadoas,
inveracities, insinuations and suspicions,
'which are uttered against bin "
THE LIFE OF A PRINTER.
Printers, it is said, die at an early age.
This is caused by the noxious effluvia aris
ing from the types, want of exercise, con
stant employment, and the late hours to
which their work is prolonged. There is
no other class of human beings whoso
labor is so continuous, whose wages are iq.
adequate as printer. If a " typo " bo a
man of family, be is debarred of the privj
liges of enjoying their society at all times,
because his hours of labor are almost end
less, and his moments of leisure so few
that they must bj spent to recruit bis ex
hausted energies, and preparo him for tho
renewal of his toils. Poor followt ho
knows nothing of sociability, and is shut
out from the world as a convict in a prison
cell. Truly, he is in the world, but knows
not of it. Toil toil toil, by night and
by day, is his fate, until premature old ago
cuds his existence. For the advancement
of science, morality and virtue, the chords
of his heart arc severed one by one, and
wheu his life is run. and time to him no
more, he goes down to the grave uncared
for aud unknowu, though his exiatenoe has
been sacrificed for the benefit of his race.
When we bear mechanics cry out against
opprossion, and demanding certain hours
for labor and for rest, we cannot but reflect
upon the situation of our owu craft ; how
every moment of their lives is forced into
service to earn a bare subsistence ; how un
complainingly they devoto themselves to
the good of that same public, who wears
tbcm as a loose garment, to bo donned
when convenient, and doffed when no long
Printers are universally poor men, and
for two reasons. The first is they rarely
ever receive a fair compensation for their
services. And the second is that inured
to continual suffering, privation and toil,
their purse strings arc ever untied at tho
bidding of charity, and the bard-earned
dimes arc freely distributed for the relief of
their fellow men. Thus it is that they live
poor, die poor, and if a suitable reward
does not await them after dca:h, sad indeed
must be the beginuing, the existepco and,
the cud of poor " typos."
CRAWFORD'S " LIBERTY."
We see it stated that the statue of Lib
crty, which is to surmount the dome of tho
Capitol, will be raised to its position before
the meeting of Congress. It does not seem
to be generally known that the vignette of
the five dollar treasury notes is a represen
tation of this noble, collossal work of art.
The statue is of bronze the height of tho
figure nineteen feet, and it weighs sixteen
thousand pounds. When in place it will
be about three hundred feet above the level
of Pennsylvania avenue. It will be recol
lected by many that Crawford's original
design represented the goddess as trampling
upon a jmOKEN chain, but that portion of
the desigu was left out, at the dictation of
the statesmen of South Carolina ; for they
did not want the bronze to rebuke tbcm ;
they considered that it would be as a pro
phecy to the world of tho day when all
mankind should be free. But the statue
will be raised, and, thank God, we mo
longer need not the prophecy, although the
nation has waded through streams of blood
in its fulfilment. But that beautiful face
will ever be turned heavenward, with an
expression of triumph and peace. May
that truly symbolize the state of our beloved
TA little black girl was walking homo
from school the other day with a pile of
books upon her arm, when two ladies whom
she chanced to meet were seized with trib
ulation at the sight.
4 O, that ever I should live to see a sight
liko that in the city of Norfolk I" ejacula
ted one. ( You pizen heap, you ! oh I"
The little girl looked ap with a quaint
dignity I had not expected : " My teacher
says," she remarked, speaking very slowly
and correctly, " that if I make good pro
gress I shall be in my latin next term."
"Just bear that now! Oh, you jado !
I'd like to give you a lashing. Look out,
Miss, the time will come when you'll smart
for this !"
Off walked the little girl singing
' We'll hang Jeff. Davis on a sour apple tree,
A we (jo marciiing on."
t&" Somebody says a good thing in tho
following; we have lost the credit :
Stern and bitter has been the discipline
of the last two years, none but the craven
can believe that this Union tan retire from
the contest except with renewed strength.
Robust and sinewy with the exercise she
has already 'put forth, she may remember
indeed, in the name of her sublime scars,
the sedition that has been cowardly whis
pered to the rebels from behind English
and French portholes ! If ever in my life
I have thanked God that I am an American
it is now, in our hour of national affliction;
now, when the honor of the citizen, the
truth of the patriot, and the majesty of
Government, is so signally illustrated.
jggf" A school for poor children having
read in their chapter in the Bible the de
nunciations against hypocrites who " strain
at a gaat and swallow a eamel," were after
wards examined by the benevolent patsoaeaa
Lady , as to their reMllectioaatafltkew
chapter. " What, ia partitwlat wr ta -
sin of the Pharisees' ohitf reaf&Tfatl-tlM:
lady. " Ating camels, my lady, -was the