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TnE SABBATH BELL.
I love its sounds on a spring like day,
When balmy breezes gently play j
When the air is sweet with tho breath of
An luceuse meet for the holy hours ;
They steal on my ear like a witching spell,
Those deep, deep tones of the Sabbath bell.
I love to hear its merry ring
When summer birds in tho branches sing ;
WLilo naturo pours her sweetest lays
It bids us seek the hour of praise.
Oh, passing sweet doth music swell
The deep, deep tones of the Sabath boll.
They speak, me thinks, with solemn tone,
When winds of autumn sadly moan.
But tell with every pealing chime
That far above is a fadeless clime;
No blight is thero, they seem to tell,
The deep deep tones of tho Sabbath bell.
' When winter comes with icy breath,
And Nature wears the roboa of death,
Then, ringing forth so loud and clear,
Their thrilling tones my spirit cheer;
In winter hours I love them well,
Thoso deep, deep tones of the Sabbath bell.
Through all "our country they aro found,
From thousand spires their peals resound,
A nntion free, they all proclaim,
And sound abroad a noble fame.
A people blesatd than ever dwell
Where weekly peals the Sabbath bell.
or, Crime its own Avenger
A letter was recently published in which
Harlow Caso, the defaulting collector of
Sandusky, announced tho decease of the
unhappy woman who had accompanied
his flight, and implored tho forgivenoss of
her husunnd. Under the title we have
given above, a missionary correspondent
of the Boston Watchman and liejlector
describes au interview with, tho guilty
pair, which took place shortly before
death hurried away tho mother and child
whom sho made the companion . of her
wanderings. , Tho subject is a painful one,
but the writer describes so feelingly and
truthfully the self inflicted misery of Case
and his partner in guilt, that we repro
duce his narrative : -
"What though the spicy brcer.es
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's Isle,
Though every prospect pleases, .
And only man is vile."
Curiously enough I was just repeating
this stanza when my new acquaintance
called for mo. I had met him while on
a visit to Ceylon, as a countryman of
mine, and was plcasod with tho opportu
nity that afforded mo a more intimato
I thought myself fortunate in falling
in with so agreeable gentleman, and con
sidered his faco and manners peculiarly
refined. On our second meeting I notic
ed a singular restlessness of the hand
some dark eyes, and irritable bitterness of
the lips, and a disposition to be constantly
on the move, shown in tho tapping of a
bamboo cane, or the of foot or hand. ;
These things, however, did not strike
me as singular at the lime, but coupled
with what I afterwards learned, were
certain evidence that tho man felt al
ready tho gnawings of the worm that
One forenoon wo left tho little seaport
town where I was sojourning, and rode a
short distance into tho interior of tho gor
crcous island. Most clorious wero the
surroundings on every hand. With a
prodigality quite undreamed of by tho in
habitants of a colder clime, nature had
showered her most exquisite floral gifts
everywhere. Trees loaded with sweet
smelling flowers, their intenso colors vic
ing with tho foliage of richer green from
out of which they smiled; tall cactus-
plants, wilh crimson, goblet shapod bios
soms : lilies, gorgeous in the queenly un
folding of form nnd color everything
rich, lavish, wonderful, met our eyes,
hasted to fullness with this tropical lux
"This is my house," said my new
friend, pointing to a low-roofed cottage,
surrounded by a wide verandah, from
whose clinirinir vinos sweet odors were
flung upon the soft atmosphcro but
from tho moment the words were utter
od his sociability departed.
Within the cottage enclosures were
walks, bowcm and fountains. Chaste
statuary was diapersod over tho grounds
with most charming effect. The house
socmod almost a fariy structure, rising
in the midst of flowers and foliage. Ana
the man who tat beside roe, whose smile
mounted no hirrhflr""lhan his the
dreamy, far-looking discontent in hi? cy
growing very moment more perceptible
was tho owner ot tins .Lden-liko home.
We were met on the throshhold by a
lovely child of eleven summers. Her hair
hung in curls. Her eyes particularly lus
trous, yet mournful in beauty, and on the
young brow I seemed to see a something
a shadow of sadnoss-an unchildlike qui
et, as sjio greeted my new friend.
Dressed in pure white, she glided in
before us, and to her was left tho duty of
entertaining mo; winie jur. u., excusing
himself in the remark that sickness nec
essarily called him away, for a half an
hour or so, left tho room.
"Is your mother unwell !" I asked of
tho little girl, who, with thoso sorrowful
eyes of hers, was regarding mo gently
"Yes, 6ir, mamma has been sick a long
time," replied bhc, dropping her eyes,
while her lips trembled.
"Did you come from America V' sho
asked timidly, after a long silence.
"Yea my dear. Do you know any
thing of that country t" I returned grow
ing more pleased with her expressive face.
"Unly that mamma came from there,
and I think," sho added hesitatinarlv.
"that I did. But Mr. C. will never let
mo talk about it."
" Aro you then not tho little daughter
of Mr. C. F' I asked somewhaU aston
"I am mv mother's daughter Answer
ed tho child, with a grave dignity in one
so young a minute after sho arose and
quietly left the room.
I sat watching her white robes flitting
throuch the lontr shady walk opposite
my window, ana knew that tho child
brooded over somo dark sorrow, for her
eyos wero filled with tears. ,
hy was it, I questioned myself, that
Iminful thought took possession of me as
sat thero I It seemed as if I wero so
journing in an enchanted spot, and that
somo horror was suddenly to break upon
At my side, nearly covering a beauti
ful table of letter-wood, wore several cost
ly gift books. I took them up carefully,
for I have a reverence for books, and turn
ing to tho fly-leaf of a splendid bound
copy of Shakespeare, read
lo Mary i ranees F , from her hus
band Henry E. F ."
A thrill of surnnso and anguish ran
from vein to vein. My thoughts seemed
paralyzed. Tho truth had burst upon mo
with such suddenness that the blood rush
ed with a shock to my heart.
I knew Henry L. F , had known
him intimately for years. He was a
friend towards whom all my sympathies
had been drawn, for ho had seen such
sorrow as makes tho heart grow eld bo-
foro its time.
His wifo, whom he loved, bad desert
ed him. She had taken with her his on
Jy child. She had desolated a household ;
and, forgetting honor, shame, everything
that pertains to virtuo and to God, had
fled from the country with tho man whose
arts bad won her wanton love.
How could I remain under this roof,
that now seemed accursed? How meet
the destroyer of my virtuethe fiend
who had roveled in such a conquest t
I could only think of tho evil they had
done not what they might suffer thro'
tho tortucs of remorso. It was some
timo beforo tho seducer came into tho
room whore I still sat with the child, de
termined to meet him onco more beforo I
left tho house.
0 1 how guilty ! how heart-stricken his
appearance! Remorso sat on his fore
head looked from his eyes spoke when
ho was silent.
" Will you como to dinner ?" ho asked.
I hesitated. Should I partake of his
hospitality; tho hospitality of one of
thoso hends in human shapo whoso stes
tako hold on hell t Why not at onco in
burning words upbraid him for his vil
lainy, and fleo as from a pestilence his
sin-cursed house f The man noticed my
hesitation. Ho could not, of course, in
terpret cause. As he repeated tho re
quest, tho look of dostrcss urKn his faco
excited a feeling of pity, which, for tho
moment, slightly disarmed my resent
ment, and, under. the influence of this
focling, almost unconsciously I passed in
to tho dining-room.
"I am sorry little Nellie's mamma"
(I was glad he did not dare to uso the
sacred name of wife) "is not able to sit
down with us" he said. "It is many
months ainco we have had her presence at
our meals, bhc is suncring from the ef
fect of slow fever induced by the climate"
he added gravely, as ho motioned roe a
6oat before him.
The tablo glittered with silver plate.
Obedient servants brought on tho
most costly servers delicacies such as I
had never seen before.
But, the skeleton sat at tho feast!
I could not talk, save in monosylables.
My host ate hastily almost carelessly
waiting upon me with many abrupt starts
Wine camo. Ho drank freely. Soon
he sen' the little girl and servants from
tho room, and seemed striving to nerve
himself for conversation.
"You aro fiom city, I believe,"
he said ; nervously.
I answered an affirmative.
" Did you ever know a gentleman
there bv tho namo of H. E. F. ?'
" I knew him, sir," I said 6temly,
looking him steadily in tho face, "and I
know Tiim also ns a ruined, heart-broken
Willi an ejaculation of anguish, he put
his handkerchief lo his eyes. It would
have seemed hypocritical, but tho suffer
ing on his face was unmistakable.
" Perhaps you have suspected then"
ho began in a quivering voice.
Not calmlv. but with tho words of an
accuser, I told him what I had seen, and
thought, and felt.
" Sir said he, in a tono which I shall
never forget, " if I have sinned, God in
Heaven knows I have suffered; and if in
F's bereavement ho has cursed me, that
curse is fearfully fulfilled 1 Poor Mary is
dying has been dying for months, and
1 have known it. It lias been for mo to
sco the failing step tho dimming eve
it w for mo to sec tho terrible struggles of
her nearly worn-out frame; it U tor mo
to listen to hor language of remorse, that
sometimes almost drives mo mad. Yes,
mad, ho said, jn frenzy, risincr and
crossing tho floor with long, haty strides.
I hen burying his face in lus hands, ho
exclaimed, "Too late too late I have
Thero was a long pause, and ho con
tinued moro calmly, ".No human means
can now restore my poor companion.
Her moral sensibilities become more and
more acute as sho fails in strength, so
that sho reproaches herselt constantly.
A weary, mournful sigh broke from
his lips as if his heart would break.
"Oh I if ho knew, he exclaimed again,
"if ho knew how bitter a penalty tho is
paying for the outrage sho is committing
upon him, he would pity her and if it
could be, forgive."
" Will you sco her, su ! '
I shrank from tho very thought.
" She asked for you, sir; do not deny
her request. Hearing that you camo
from America, sho entreated mo to bring
you to her. I promised that I would."
" I will go then."
. Up the cool, wide, matted ttairs, ho led
mo, into a chambei oriental in its beau
tiful furnishing, its chasto magnificeuco.
There, half-reclining in a wide eay
chair a costly shawl of lace thrown over
her attenuated shoulders ; the rich dress
ing gown, clinging and hallowed lo the
ravages sickness had made sat one
whoso great beauty and once gentle gifts,
had made the light and loveliness of a
onco sacred home.
Tho eyes only retained their lustro;
they wero woefully sunken. The blazing
fire, kindled at tho vitals, burning upon
her sharpened cheeks, burned more fierce
ly, moro hotly, as sho rooked into my
faco. I could thiuk no more of anger;
I could only say to myself :
M Oh I how sorry am I for you I"
Sho knew, probably, by her husband's
manner that 1 was aware of their circum
stances. Her first question was
" Aro you going back to America,
Tho hollowed voico startled mo. I
scomod to soo an open sepnlchro.
I told her that it was not my intention
to return at present.
"Oh! then who will tako my little
child back to her father!" 6he cried, the
tears falling. "I am dying, and sho must
go back to him! It is the only repara
tion I can make, and little enougli, oh,
littlo enough, for tho bitter wrong I have
M I hoped, sir, you might see him,"
sho added a moment after, checking her
sobs : "I hoped you might tell him that
his image is beforo me from morning till
night, as I knew ho must havo looked
when the first shock camo. Oh sir tell
him my story warn, oh, warn every
body. Tell him I have sufforod through
the long, long hours, theso many weary
years; ab, (irxl only knows how deeply.'
"Mary, you must control your feel
ings," said my host, gently.
" Let me talk while I may," was tho
answer. " Let mo say that siuce tho
day I left my homo, I nave not seen a
single hour of happiness. It was" always
to come always just ahead and hero is
what has come the grave is opening,
and I must go to judgment. O, how bit
terly have I paid for my sin. Forgive
me O my God forgive."
It was a solemn hour, that whi:h I
spent by that dying penitent. Prayer
she listened to she did not seem to pray
or if sho did, sho gave no outward
sign. Remorso had worn away all her
beauty, even moro than illness. Sho
looked to tho future with a despairing
kind of hope, and but feeble faith.
Header, tho misguided woman of Cey
lon lies beneath tho stately branches of
tho palm trco. Her sweet child never
met her father in her native land. She
sleeps beneath tho troubled waters of tho
great wide sea. Where the betrayer wan
ders I cannot tell ; but wherever he is
there is no peaco for him. How. often
rings that hollow voico in my ear "Tell
my story ! Warn, O warn everybody."
For the Grand Haven News.
TEMPERANCE NO. IT.
Mv Djeak News : I promised in my
last to show that tho sacrifice of our law
ful comforts is a christian duty when
made for tho sake of our weak and erring
brethren. Many duties arc expressly laid
down in the sacred scriptures, and arc
formally enjoined by direct and positive
command ; but many others, arising out
of the complicated circumstances of soci
ety and relations- of life, instead of being
verbally detailed, aro taught by example,
or are dictated by christian principles.
To love God with all our heart, and our
neighbour as ourselves, arc the great prin
ciples of practical religion and christian
duty. These principles aro to actuate and
govern our lives; ihoy arc to be practical
ly wrought out in tho wholo of our de
portment as wo move on through tho nu
merous and ever varying relal ions of life,
and all tho duties they inculcate, whether
specifically enumerated in the biblo or not,
arc to bo discharged. In the exercise of
theso principles, natural rights and law
ful comforts are frequently lobe sacrificed
for tho honor of God and tho welfare of
our fellow men. For the special applica
tion of these principles, to a particular case,
we refer our readers to tho language and
conduct of tho great Apostle, tho record
of which they may find in tho 10th chap
ter of Romans and the 8th chapter of 1st
Corinthians. Tho case is this:
A sincere but weak brother with a
scrupulous consciei ce, deems it sinful to
partake of meat which has been offered
to idols ; but another possessing moro spir
itual discernment looks with just con
tempt upon an idol, as in effect a noncni
ty, a representation of an ideal being which
has no existenco but in tho imagination,
and deems it as right to partake of the
meat thus oficred as any other.
Now what is the duty of tho stronger
christian, in this case, toward his weaker
brother t Is he to stand upon his natu
ral (or what ho couccives to be so) right,
and partake of that food to the injury and
stumbling of his brother f Is ho in the
exercise of his personal liberty to trifle
with tho conscicncious scruples of his
brother! Most certainly not.
The lofty principles of christian charity
forbid it. Tho self-denying principles of
our holy Christianity forbid it. Tho in
spired declarations of the great Apostle
forbid it. Tho following is his teaching
upon this subject:
"Let us judge one another no moro,but
judge this rather that no man put a
stumbling block, or an occasion to fall in
his brother's way; I know and am per
suaded by tho Lord Jesus that there is
nothing unclean of itself, but to him that
csteeroeth anything to bo unclean to him
it is unclean. But if thy brother bo griev
ed with thy meat, now nalkcst thou not
charitably ; destroy not him with thy meat
for whom Christ died," eVc, and he sums
up tho whole as follows: "It is good nei
ther to eat flesh, or drink wine, nor do
anything whereby thy brother stunibloth
or is offended, or is made weak."
Can language more appropriate, or ar
gument more conclusive be employed to
show that it is our duty under certain cir
cumstances to sacrifice even our lawful
comforts and personal rights for tho wel
fare of our brethren f nay more, it is hero
urged as a christian duty tho neglect of
which is shown to bo a breach of christian
charily, a sin against our brother, and a
sin against Christ.
But wo do not nk our fellow-citizens to
abstain from meat, or indeed from any of
tho good gifts of God, all of which are to
be received with thanksgiving. But we do
ask them, if not for their own sakes, for
tho sake of their erring and fallen breth
ren, lo abstain from wine, which " is a
mocker,and strong drink which is raging;"
nay, wo urgo them by all tho generous
sympathies of our common Christianity to
do S(j remembering that tho sacrifice of
these is a far less ono than that recom
mended by St. Paul, and one which, in
our judgment, tho scriptures imperatively
And now, dear reader, we commend
tho above thoughts to your caudid con
sideration; and tell u, have wo uot
succeeded in proving tho doctrine with
which we commenced this article, and also
in establishing the doctrine of Total Ab
stinence from all intoxicating drinks, upon
a scriptural basis, and making the great
Apostle, to tho Gentiles the patron of our
Fearing 1 have trespassed too much
ujo!i your valuable columns I shall con
clude this article, fully persuaded that if
tho sober, thoughtful, reflecting, nnd es
pecially tho christian would seriously
consider tho subject in the light which wo
have endeavored to proscut it, few would
stand aloof from tho glorious cause; and
none but the interested would oppose.-
More anon. Yours, kc.,
Grand Haven, Feb'y 23, 1859.
A fop is like a ciuamon troe the
bark is worth moro than tho body.
Our LogisLitiiro has abolished
When a man is loo poor to keep a
cow, ho ought not to keep more than
No franking privilege exists in
England, even tho Queen is obliged to pay
her penny jostage.
TheTravcrso City Herald says thero
never was a drop of intoxicating liquors
sold in that town !
It is said that a choose painted over
with melted suet, so as lo form a thin
coat over tho outside, never has mites.
"I can't find bread for my family,"
said a lazy fellow in company.
"Nor I," said an industrious mechanic;
" I am obliged to work for it."
- A bashful printer refused a situa
tion in a printing office where femalos
wero employed, saying, "that ho never
sat up with a girl in his life."
An Indiana papor refuses to pub
lish culogioa gratis, but adds, " Wo will
publish tho simplo announcement of the
death of any of our friends with pleasure."
A Mr. Hodgson, who has invented
a machine, for which he presumes to have
a patent,whichho represents will straight
en tho kinks in a negroes wool, nnd which
he styles "The Great African Hair Un
kinker," is lecturing in New York on
.- Ex-Governor Slade, of Vermont, a
noblo philanthropist, and to whom the
West is much inucbtod for her intelligent
female school teachers, died at his resi
dence at Middlebury, Vt., on Sunday last.
TJio son of Gov. Slade, who is a State
Senator, and rcsidos at Cleveland, Ohio,
recently lost soven children, a brother and
his father, bv dath, within threo dajs.