M' ARTHUR, VINTON .COUNTY OIIIOVEDNiESDAY, ! AUGUST . 6, r;18T3.
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gOWEN HOUSE, .
. ' : - (Formerly Band Home,)
Z ALE8KI, OHIO.
EGBERT BOWEn!" ruoPEiirros.
Till llniiau. li li b UcoiiYenientto tlielt. It,
depot, Hiuce ehnnirinif propric-tora. Iiua boen
tlioiouxlilv reuovnUid and refurnished, and
the inoxont pinpriotor offers to travelers and
uoamcin inn oe( HucomiiiuiiaiiiMii.
Und Stable on the premise. ' "
JOy-TKKMS MOHT KKA80NAILI mSS$
G. W. Tinkham and Mrs. Eliza Hy
HiivIdk leaned this Hotel, we would Inform
tho Iriivellinr nublio and others, thut they
hnvo thoroiiKnly renovated and refurulshivl
lu It is capucious and eouiuiodious, and the
prnpriuiora will euueavor to aoccmnjouaio an
who mnv favor thviu with tlioir uatronazo.
Luiicli served upou a moment's notice. Tcinis
wi;i lie proviueii tor. rouaceo, iigars, eu.
kept at all time. Terms moderate.
JAMES WORKMAN, Proprietor.
This Home, since changing proprietors, has
been llioroiiKlily renovated fioni 'top to bot
tom," Tile pix-soul propnotor onors to trav
eler the best accommodation in clean and
neat style, at low nrices. Come anil try it.
Good stabling, titid horses will he well carod
for, C W. llAUNaTT'a "Itus Hue" starts from
this House daily, at 19 o'clock noon, for the
PRENDliltaABT & JlNNINOS, Flto'S.
. ton. Mahist amd Front 8t'.
isonTS3wroTJ,ria:, o. .
This House fronts the Steamboat Landing,
and convenient to tho K. It. Depot, tleirnut-
jy tinu nciiiy
furnislmd for convenience aud
IERCHAKTS' HOTEL. ;
J, V. VARSEIt
This Hotel is In the raoit convonluut part of
the city on Front St., between Market and
MERIC AN HOTEL.
Corner High and State SU., nearly opposite
This Hotel is furnished throunhout with all
the modorii improveiiienta. liuosts can ruly
oil tho host treatment aud very low bills.
Street Cars pas till Hotel to and from all
DR. I.T. MUX AIM N , . - . Proprietor.
This liouso, formorly the Ishitra House, has
been thoroughly renovated and bunutlfnll;
furulshod. flavin j; superior fucilltlos, every
thing; will be done to make (ruoU coinmrtablo.
Table ul ways supplied with tho best the mar.
ket nltords. Kleely furnlulied rooms and
cleanest bed. Hood Stnbles. Every effort
made for the comfort of patrons. All charges
niiHioratu, . ,
OH IO. j
if. iiEItKLE - ' '-: - - .
This Hotel, a few loot from tho ItaUroad De
lint, iind where all traveler on nil tralui
take menls, bo Just been irreatlv enlarged
thoroughly renalreil. naiutod. Ac., and is
in coniiilote order for the roceiition of aruests,
Trains stop ten minutes for meid.
1411 niiiiiiri.u ,,.. 'i-Mmn.
. QRAWFORD HOUSE, , , ,
(Viruor Sixth and Walnut Streets. '
F. I. OAKEh J. T. WSHF.ll, Proprlotoii.
. jNO.MulNTrni A J. B. Comnii.lt, Clerk.
, Thl house has been entirely Roflttod and
Ueinoileleilf aud is In all Kotueot a
... i riBST-CIiA89 HOTEL. .
1 1 Xi.lTHituxUttiK ortiitSKAoN. Table
, surpassed by none in the West Ample aud
. ' pliiasant aovouiiiiodatlons for travelers. Uive
iis.anaii. ;: OA KliS CO., Proprietors.
merloan Submerged Pump. ; , , j
. "Thk. Bust Pump in tub World."
. OUlt AGENTS report over ISUO.OQO worth of
. pmport saved from Fir this yeas by these
' puniiM. 'belli; thsmost powerful rorce-pnnip
lu the world, a well a NOK-FaiiiiNa. ' '
. Sea October uuniber, paw 10, alo th Pre.
' niiuiu l.lt, page kUSofthe American Airrleul
' turUU This paper never deceive tli fanner.
See uotlne In Vebruary number, pag 46. Try
one. If It don't do the Work claimed, send It
; baek and get your money, aWB WAEKAMT
bur 'puiiips if do all w claim for thcui on our
clrttniitn.' ""v j u. " r
Houd for elrcuUror ordflrt to thff Brlniro-
port M'f'f Co., No. U Chaufirs St.,Nw York.
Annrder for uln No. r Pumps Moure an
ex olualT low f nry, 11-tf.
ATTOB1TET A.T X.A"W
OFFICE-In Second Story of Davis' Build
in;, opposite Vinton, County Natioual Bank.
A.TTOEUEY A.T L-A.W
l'luiiipt atluntioii glveu to all legal business
utnisteil to his caro.
. O ill ije at his residcuce, ...,1,. ,
Feb. So. 1818.
A.TT03S,lTE!-5r A.T IL.A.W
: . ' I MOARTIIUR, OHIO.
Will attend promptly te any bnilndsi given
i his-eure and management In any Court ol
Vinton and ailjqlnluir couuties. Orricc In
the Court House, up stairs. i
r- J - . . AIoARTHUlt, onro.
Phoskcciino Attorney or Vinton County.
Will practice In Ross, Vinton and adjoining
counties. All lcjral business entrusted to hit
care promptly attended to.
g R. HIGGINS St BR0., - , 1 1
Martla Monuments Tomb (Stones,
MANTLES, FimNITUItE, e., '
E.oca-A.za-. -' - k OHIO.
Good Assortment of Mm bio constantly on
hand. All kinds of CKMKTEKY WOlUvdone
to order in tho iliieststvlu. - .
Q J. BILLINGIIURST,
' an'! dealer In all kinds of
PICTURES, ' V "o!
flitiire Cord and Picture Kails.
BW COPVINO carefully dono, and the
snutlTest l'l' turcK enlarged to any size, end
finished in oil. Wuter-eolors. or India ink. or
any other style that may be desired, at the
Large and finely flniuhod Photographs can
be mude from scratched and faded Pictures.
Pictures of all kinds Framed to order, and
all work warranted to give satisfaction.
JaoliaoB C. H., Ohio.
TEKl'll EXTRACTED absolutely without
Can at all times be found at his office.
Liain, and with iwrfoct safety, by the use of
LaUUHINU OAS. e!9
M cAR THUS HACS LINE.
Charles W. Barmett, Proprietor
Will run regularly to M' Arthur Station
to meet ail trains.
Hack leaves McArthur Post Office at 10
o'clock, A. u to meet Fast Lino West; at 18
M. to meet the Cincinnati Express going east;
at S o'clock r. M., to meet the St. Louis Express
goiug west, at ft r. M for Fast Line east.
Will moot the l'arkersburg, Marietta and
.nieski Accomouauou, on application in per
son or by letter.
Orders loft at tho Post Office, HcArthur, or
uuQiisH, prumpbi y aiieuued us
Allensville Woolen Mills.
Wx are prepared to do all kinds of work done
in a Jtru etas woolen factory, such as
CAUDINU, SPIN IN O and WEAVING.
Satisfaction will be given to allouronstomer.
fiiguest niarxei price rain lor wool.
Dillon, Huston A Co. '
June S, 1878-8in. 1 ;
ANSAS u CENTRAL mLAND
MaJ. JOHN W. DEHKS, Manager.
Real Estate Rualnoss: also Wave for sale all
the land of the Kansas Pacific Hallway Com
pany, amounting to overMOO OU0 acres of the
most desirable In Central and Western Kan
sas; also Mill Sites, Coal Lands, Farms, Cattle
Ranches, aud City Property in Sullna and the
neighboring towns, for sale at all times.
lay Send for the " Kansas Central Advo
eate' a large O-i-col umn land papor, see what
wo have for salt), and read all about the great
Keystone State of the West.
ataron xo, itflit-ieaw
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PITTSBURG, CINCINNATI &
ST. LOUIS R.
. ,C at. DIVISION.
Cincinnati.., 8:80 a, ni.
, Lancaster.., 8:10 p.m.
' Lancaster. '. .' ;I5 p. m.
Zaueavllle.,; 4:10 p. ni.
f ... 4:V0p. ni.
Plttbnr ... 11:10
xtewiork.. :eo "
I l ' 0OIN0 WiT, A ," '
N.York .. 0:90a.m.
P'lladolp'la. 18:40 p. iu.
Pittsburg,,, i lrtMa. in.
2anevlll.. 8:80 "
" ' ' . ." 8:80 f.
.' Lancaster., 10:H0 ?
" " .'. 10:40 '
Cincinnati.. ftHW p. at.
1 1'7 '
i 8:00 pm
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C.C. Walte, '
Press and Strainer.
XT ANTKIV' Acnt4 inl Peddlers ror bur
W Pit EMS AN DHTH.AlNEIt-irs.Mnl
train Jams, Jellies, herbs, vegetable, lard'
aiiuw, meat, memo, ito. uver ou.uim eom in
a few looalitWtSi Srll. quick, Every family
wants It. Sowing Maehln. and other1 estab
lished agonu are finding thievery profltahls.
Circulars free. LllTLKriKLD DAME
10 WMblngtoa SU, Boston, Ma, eawlt-
If we knew the care and erosae .., ,.
Crowding 'round our neighbor' way I
JIf we knew the little losans, , . , ;
' Sorely grievous day by day, , i 1 1
' 1 Would ws then so often chide him ' -For
his lack of thrift and sain, .
Leaving on his heart a shadow
Leaving on our lives a stalu? '
If we knw the clouds above us, -Held
but gentle blessing there
Would we turn away all trembling,
In out blind and weak despair? ' '
. Would w shrink from little shadows i
ft we knew that birds
Flitting o'er the dewy grass,
Were in mercy flying past;
f we know tho silent story
i oi til
If we know tho silent story
ii throuim the heart of naln. '
' ioutu we drive it witn our ooiuness , ,
i' Hack to bnunta of guilt againr .
3 .,Llt' hath many a taoglud crossing, : :
:, , Joy hatli many a break of woe;
i ' Rut the cheeks tear-washed are whitest,
And kept in life are flowers by snow.
Let us reach Into our bosom
, For the key to other live. . 1 .
- 'And with love towards erring nature,
Cherish good that still survives, ,
- ow mac wueu our utsrooeu spirits
Soar to realms of light above,
iv e may say, "Dear atner, l ove n,
veu aa w bave shown our love."
A LEAF FROM LIFE.
BY LOUIS DORR.
The pimple facts recorded in
this ptory, occurred ia a-city
iot ma.ny,miles from here, jit
would be impossible for such a
case to happen in Chicago. We
are personification' of charity.
We have no uncared-for poor
among us.i We are angels, and
this is paradise! Therefore,
wish it. , distinctly,; understood
that 1 write of a "pitiful case"
(as the papers called it) which
came under my notice in a dis
tant city,; years ago.
As a rule, physicians are the
most charitable of men. They
may not give fortunes away ;
but their time, which to them
is money, is freely given to the
suffering, in more cases than
one1 might suppose "without
money and without price." It
was on a freezing cold night
that a young physician stepped
into the warm, well-lighted of
fice of a merchant prince. The
doctor was poor and needy;
his coat was worn and thread
bare, and furnished but little
protection against the cold of
the season, because he labored
among the poor, and gave his
time to those who were unable
to pay for it
The merchant was a wealthy,
pious, "eminently respectable"
member of society. lie was
tho main-stay of tho church,
the promoter of charitable
schemes, and a subscriber to all
charities which were backed
by influence, or conferred dis
tinction on the giver. The
world ' at large honored bis
name; but the men in his em
ploy were wont to smile mys
teriously when his charities
were mentioned in their hear
ing, and one of them was once
heard to remark that he "never
knowed a man so well named."
Now, strange to eay, this model
man's' name was Cantter.
'' So, in Mr. Cantter's office the
young physician walked, with
some trepidation ; I but, being
one of the world at large," not
confident tb,at t'e Vould be
expedition. Not for himself
he would rather have died than
beg, but for a poor boy who lay
dying in a tenement house in
Dead Man's Row; lay dying
of starvation. It was too late
to save his life ; thi.t the doctor
knew, but he hoped to raise
sufficient . money , to make the
boy comfortable for the remain
der of the life left Jiim,,; As he
opened tho1 door of the Count
ing room, he saw ! lNfr. '- Cantter
standing before the- glowing
grate fire, declaiming nobly, up
on the beauties of true charity,
to his book-keeper, who, being
hard ; pushed to live' upon the
pittanco paid him by, his, em
ployer, was not as enthusiastic
as his ( employer , would have
had him. ' )' ' '
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." --and has not charity, it
profileth him nothing," said Mr.
Cantter. iu a loud tone of voice,
as the door opened, and the
thought flashed through his
mind that perhaps it 'wad' the
pastor ofh'js church, The' doo j
tor jenteredand,. suadenjyvtitf
flood of eloquence which Mr.
Cantter was pouring oJSoii
the unresisting clerk was Hustl
ed, for he knew the doctor, and
knew also that he was about to
ask for. money,, and his ban
came from behind his 4lack,
went into his pockets, and re
mained there. ; The doctSA fy
way ; of beginning, t rerparked
upon the severity of the wefltn-
t ..: il I 1
"Yes," said Mr.' QinW,
"God help the poor r .... :;:,
The book-keener. .Jbendinir
,WrJtle ledger, mUe34o:
self, but said nothing,,, .ytyl
The doctor hardly liked , tne
expression upon the merchant's
face, and the oily unctionth
whicn these" .words rolled .from
bia mouth, but resolutely AaaTi
ed at his subject He depicted
the sufferings of, the v dwellers
in Dead Man's Row; the turn
bledown houses, admitting the
wind and snow at every'-cor
ner ; the famine which feigned
in them ; and then, excited by
tht troubles he. had witnessed,
he appealed to the merchauFlo
help those who. were unable to
help themselves. : .v;' --"i
i Warmth . usually - vjbegets
warmth, it is andt herefore'more
singular,' but not less true, that,
as the doctor warmed. ' Mr.
Cantter cooled, and when lie had
finished speaking, that j gentle
"I can do nothing foryouQl
am a subscriber to the Magda
lens Home, the iEsculapi'us
Hospital, the Seamon's Refuge,
the North Pole Missions,
"But this is "
"Tract societies," continued
Mr. Cantter, calmly ignoring
the doctor, "and many other
charities. ' I find my time - en
tirely taken up, and I can neith
er spare time nor money to aid
a vagabond who may be deceiV'
"There can be no deception
"Well, maybe not; but I might
be placing a premium on dis
honesty, and I hope to aid wor
"All worthy, no doubt; but
this -is a case of such' utter
wretchedness. A boy, a little
morsel of a child, dying for
want of food," pleaded the doo
tor. "I daresay," said Mr. Cant
ter, "but charity, to he effect
ual, must be well directed. You
must come to our church next
Sunday. We have the finest
preacher in the city, and, as his
sermon is upon charity, you will
no doubt, be able to profit by
his suggestions. "
."But about the boy r said
the doctor, fearing that the con
versation would wander away
from , the subject which inter
ested him more than the sermon
which was in prospect'. h Jd' I
"I can't squander money on
such objects," said the mer
chant, again suddenly dropping
from warmth to cold. "I can
give you a letter to the direc
tors of the poor children's home,
and, at the next meeting of the
, "- 7-the .board!",? said
the doctor, now thoroughly in
-1 And ' in my pres
sence ?"i ; exclaimed : the mer
chant v "You shock me, sir."
"Shock youT said the doo
tor "Shock'yoii" How have
you shocked me with your ly
ing talk of charity ? Isitchfir.
ity to go to a fine church to
listen to a sensational preacher?
Is it charity to go to a . .luxuri
ous home, to eat , a gra'ad din
ner, nd talk over the sermon ?
Is it charity to sit ou a velvet
sofa before a blaring fire ; to
k .through, French plate glass
gry , pqor,, as; they , hurry by,
and .say,'.aod help the poor ?"
j;' ir:said Mr Cantter. The
bookkeeper,; smiled encourag
ingly upon the physician. 1 1 .
. shaine upon such charity, . I
say,", continued he, borne on by
the flood of indignation. "4
trus, noble charity ! is the best
thing upon earth, but t hypo
critici., . charity should be a
wt,;;;ht sufficient to damn any
soul," - And slamming . the
do( t to, the- doctor strode away.
' I &n truly shocked, at tha
yop i , lian a . reckless use of
'str , 4 c'rTV iMd -'.Mr: Cant
IiIi:iutiM, he.., added", reflect-
iyplyj "let) us hope that he will
see tne error of his ways and
repent before it is too late. I
hope, Mr. Strong, that you will
take warning from him, and be
mora regular in your attend
ance at church. V By the way.
te,4riprrow is Sunday, and you
must come to our church and
hear Mr. Hifalutin on 'chari
ty."! , . ,
j,1 The doctor, disheartened at
his rebuff, and thoroughly in
dignant-at the hypocrisy of
of which he had been a wit
ness, paused irresolutely upon
tha corner, and, as he 'stood
there, he heard a quick step
behind him;, then a hand hur
nedly thrust a fimall roll of
mony ; into his hand : and
turning, he was just in time to
see .tJie form of Mr,. Cantter's
ooEkeeper disappearing in the
glooii: The sum was small
but vas sufficient for the pur
pflseJ and, with a lighter heart,
the doctor went his way to
Dead Man's Row.
: Ajharrow, filthy passage-way,
betveen two.houses, leads from
the 5ne thoroughfare into
narrow filthy court, and at the
end (f the court stands Dead
Man'i Row, immediately in the
rear of a fine church Mr.
Cantfer's . church. Why this
name was ever conferred upon
these tumble-down old rooker
ies I an not able to state. Suf
fice it to say that they were so
called, and at the first glance
one was .apt to knowledge its
As tie doctor passed down
the wretched court, he stopped
one minute to shake his fist at
the church looming up so grand
ly before him, then opened the
door of one of the most wretched-looking
houses in the block.
?P ur pairs of creaking, sway
ing stairs he went, and then
having arrived at the garret,
stooped to avoid the sloping
roof, and entered a sqalid, com
fortless room. There was no
furniture of : any kind to be
seen, and no fire. The wind
Mew in at the windows and at
the door; and snow had drifted
in at the game, place,' and Jay
in little pilesj upon the floor.
A woman clothed in raga,
sitting by a straw pallet in one
corner of the roori, arose as he
entered,, and looked at him in
fYes!"he said, "after some
trdiiolei' V Y.
f'Thank the Lord for that I"
she answered fervently. "The
poor boy can die in peace, at
any rate." U
? i1' . : ' ''
"I ordered the things sent up.
Is he asleep ?" , ( ,
) "Uncoiiscious like," answer
ed the woman. ' Uis brain
wanders, a jjttle at times." " "'
A iittleWsel of a boy lay
r.pon the bed the unmistaka
ble toa: k Of famine in his face.
! :Tho doctor bent over him,
and looking into his face a mo
ment, t said to tho woman
standii g silent at his side :
"Hid pain is over. He will
probably live until morning, but
.The long night passed, day
dawned, and the. boy still lived,
The ; morning' wore on, and
church . time came. Carriages
rattled up to the door of the
church, and discharged their
loads of silks, satins, and
broadcloths ; The bowing ush
ers opened the doors of the
crimson-lined, luxurious pews,
and the congregation slowly as
sembled. , ' :
"What do you know of char:
ity?" thought the , doctor.
"Here, not more- than twenty
feet from the pulpit' of your
church, poverty reigns supreme
yet not one of you all ever took
the, trouble to look here for a
field of usefulness. You give
a little of your abundance, and
pride yourselves upon your
charitable ' hearts ; and from
that poor woman by the bed
you might learn much. She
cheerfully gives what she can
her time in behalf of a boy
she never saw before, an "
The organist of the, church
commenced the voluntary, and
an exclamation from the wo
man brought the doctor to the
bed. The little sufferer moved
uneasily; then a smile came
upon his wan face, a far-away
look into his eyes. ; "
"I hear music," he murmer-
ed. Was it the songs of the
angels, or the strains of the
grand organ that he heard?
Who can tell?
"He is going fast," whisper
ed the doctor. The woman
was silently weeping, and cov
ered her face with her hands.
And the first notes of "Come,
ye disconsolate," came to them
from the church. Again the
far-away look came into the
boy's eye3, the smile upon his
lips ; his thin, white hands stir
red upon the bed, and, while
the last strains still lingered
upon the air, he turned his face
to the wall, and so died.
And as the man in the thread
bare coat, and the woman in
rags, knelt by His side ana
prayed silently, in the church
the preacher, clothed in broad
cloth, arose and gave out his
text: "Charity covereth a mul
titude of sins."
Silks and satins rustled as
their wearers seated themselves
to listen; and the sermon went
on. The sermon went on, and,
in glowing language, depicted
the want and wretchedness of
the poor; and the vast congre
gation listened in rapt atten
tion. Upon the speaker, too,
the subject took a hold, and by
degrees, his gestures became
more natural and less studied,
his phrases more earnest and
less glittering. ' i
So the sermon weut on, and
at last, after a thrilling appeal,
the preacher raised his jeweled
hand.B, cast up his eyes, and
cried, as though in agony:
"God help the poor I" . ;
" And then well then the ser
vice was ended, and preacher
and congregation went home to
their dinners, and left charity
entirely in the hands of the Al
An inoffensive pleasantness
is a good quality to improve
friendship. ' It enlivens conver
sation, relieves melancholy and
conveys advice with better suc
cess than naked reprehension.
This gilding the pill reconcile
the palate, to the prescription,
without weakening the force of
the ingredients ; and . he who
can ; cure ; by recreation, and
makes pleasure the vehicle ol
health, is a doctor in good earn
est' . ' '.'-v, w : i.; jr . !
: ul'uix! gaei -I '
True gentleness is founded
on ' solid principle.' The,: tiger
has a ; sleek and glossy skin,
but woe to that hapless victim
that comes within reach of his
Where the Little Feet are Waiting
—Or the Golden Stair.
The following beautiful tone will comfort
many a bereaved heart, for your darling has
climbed the Golden Stair: '
Pnt away the little dresses, ; ,
That the darling Used to wear, 1
She will need them on earth, never, !
She has climbed the Golden Stair; I
She I with Uie happy augels. .. ..
And I long for her sweet kiss, - . ; I
Where the little feet arc w aiting, " '
: In the realm of perfect bliss. A 1
—Or the Golden Stair. CHORUS.
Angels whisper that oar darling :
- Is In lands of love, so fair, " I
, ' That her little feet are waiting, . . , ' 1
Close beside the Golden Stair.
Lay aside hnr little plaything,, ,'
Wet with mother' pearly tears, . ,
now we (hall nis little Nellie,
All the coming, weary year I , I
, Fold tha dainty little dresses, I
That she never more will wear, 1
For her little foet are waiting, '
, Up above the Golden Stair. ' ,
Kin the little enrly tresses,
Cut from her bright golden hair, .
. Do the angels kiss our darling,
In the realm o bright and fairf . ,
Obi we pray to meet our darling, ' '
For a long, Ion aweet embrace, . ,
. Where it ie kit 1 1 f-t are wall.iugr .
; And we meut bur face to i'aa.
A storm! What a thrilling im
port these words contain, and
while I contemplate the ' dark
threatening storm cloud,as it looms
up in the distance, chasing from
the beautiful face of nature, the
soft pensive moonlight, so rich in
its shadowy beauty, whilst the
bright constellations hide their
sparkling faces beneath the gather
ing gloom, a strange melancholy
steals over me, and pervades the
entire scene. The vivid lightning
plays among the dark clouds, ma
king them look more fearful in their
dark threatning beauty. Ever and
anou the deep toned thunder sends
a thrill of terror, and I involuntary
clasp my hands to my heart to still
its wild throbbings. And yet how
strange; imaginations ever ready
even at this moment, amid the war
of elements lead me far away, and
I find myself seated in a beautiful
garden, bedecked with sweetly
scented flowers, the air ripe with,
their rich fragrances. The young
moon, wittt ner sole radiance,
throws a flood of light over the
whole scene, making it resplendant
in beauty and granduer. ,. What a
strange tranquility; ever and anon,
the song of the distant night bird,
falls on my ear, and brings with its
nightly cadence, a feeling of loneli
ness fiftd deep malancholy.
While I thus sit in contemplation
tho beauty of a quiet moonlight,
mcthinks I hear footsteps approach
ing. Looking quietly around, I be
hold twelve men entering the gar-
don, There is something In . their
general deportment, that dispells
all thought of fear, and I sit calmy
down to watch their movements!
They seem weary and tired as they
paused at a rippling brook, and at
they threw off their mantles,
could more . plainly distinguish
their features. There was some
thing so heaven-inspiring in every
look and jesture . I knew they
must be the messengers of peace.
After drinking freely of the pure
water from the running brook, they
sank wearily down, all but one; he
stands erect , A deep melancholy
rests upon thai God -like brow, and
as he gathers His mantle closely
around Him, He looks sorrowfully
down upon hia weary companions;
and as his sweet gentle voice falls
on my ear, "This night shall , the
sou of man be betrayed into the
hands of Hia enemies," I . invol
untary start to go to Him, but' my
limbs refuse to obey the dictate of
my will, and I sit with clasped
hands, and tearful eyes to see what
the sequel of all this is to bo. His
disciples, (for it is Jesus) looked up
pittyingly into thatjsad beautiful
face, out tney say not a word.
"Watch with me. one hour,'.'1 ne
i , . , . -. i Si . I
said, and turned slowly away. Ap
proaching near mo, He kneels down
amid the fragrant flowers, ' spark
liner with dew. to pray. The heav
enly face was turned upwards, and
the , moon seemed pleased, while
casting a halo of heavenly light
around that God-like brow. There
was a deep t agony upon his brow
as He prayed, "Father if it be
thy will, let this cup pass.".. ..,,, j
I think Ho did hot receive mucn
comfort from the prayer lie uttort
ed, for as he prayed great drops, of
sweat stood on HU brow, and He
arose wearily and went back to His
disciples : and found. them sleep
tog, :. ; Mcthinks In the bright moon
light I see a tear, sparkling in the
suffering eye of Jesus, as He stands
thus lonely in the-moonlight, seem'
lngly so friendless;1 and when He
speaks the voice seems tremulous
and sadder than when I first heard
it, "Cculdst thou not watch with
me one hour?" Oh! who but a
Saviour could have borne up under
such a weight of sorrow, and mis
ery, and : loneliness, and then so
ready to framo an excuse for tuera,
that they were weary and tired, and
He bade them sleep and take their
rest Aa the hoaij approaches for
enemies, the face oi? Jesus grvr.ra
diant, as a soft breeze fjqj, an gcl'a
wings fanned Hia, browj T,-Y:!;3t a
halo of glorious beauty encircled
nis head; the pure lips mamariag
"Nevertheless! thy will be; &om"
The bitterness . of tho ; (hour ; yfM
passed. ...The Son was submiaslvei
to. the., will of his .Father. . and
arousing His disclple8,,they gathr
ered their mantles . .around thou
and wearily left the scene . of , no
much sorrow and agony; here
vivid flash of lightning, accompan
ied by .a fearful peal of thunder,
broke the spell. In a few morcfint j
the clouds separated and the noon
shone out in all hemagivUeent
beauty; and I bowed ray head , in .
humble submission .to the will of
God, knowing after the dark stonnsj
of life ,are over, .and ray-, feet
are submerged in the dark waters
of Jordan, the Sun of righteousness ,
shall shine upon me, and upon ray
ear shall fall tho welcome plaudit
from the i throne, "Well done."
There I shall see my Saviour) tha
same who in Imagination I saw in
the moonlight, knoeling amid the
fragrant flowers, first, the agonized
face, with great drops of blood pos
ing from that pale agonized, brow,
the suffering lips murmuring. "If
it be thy will let thia cup pass;"
then the radiant face all aglow, tha
guilcss lips murmuring, "Thy will
be done." There amid the flowera
that bloom in one eternal spring I '
shall bask in the warm sunlight of
God's countenance forever. '
Better than Gough.
Some time since a littlo inci
dent occurred at Cape Girar
deau, Mo., an account of which
it is hoped Mr. Gough will, in
corporate in his lectures ; it will
point a discourse and add effect
to the moral. A character no
ted somewhat for loafing around
bar-rooms, was sitting at his
usual place of resort, -With sev
eral compatriots,' about the card
table, killing time- with ; .the
paste ' boards. . Suddenly' his
wife entered tne room, bearing
a large covered dish, wich' she
deposited on tne table, with the
remark: "Presuming, husband,
that you were too busy to come
home to dinner, I have brought
yours to .you," and departed.
The husband' invited his com
panions to share his meal, re
moved the lid from the dish,
revealing no smoking roast, but
instead a1 slip of paper, only
this, and nothing more, on which
was written, ,f I , tope yon, will
enjoy your dinner ; lit is of the
same kind your family ' has at
A Parable.--A'j certain man,
going up ifrom youth .to man
hood, fell into grog-shops, where
he was stripped, of his money,
his character and his friends,
and left poor and half dead
with disease. And by chance
there came1 ddwn'-a ' moderate
drinker that way, and .when he
saw him he passed by1 on the
other side.;' And ! likewise '
friend of ' temperance' came
where le , was, . and , when she
saw him, passed by on the oth
er .side. " 'But a temperance man
as he journeyed, came 16 where
he was, and when bV saw bun
he had compassion on him, and
went to him with tears to re
pent and reform. " And'lW per
suaded him to sit; upon, hia own
beast, Total Abstinence, and
brought him to his family," and
they took , care 1 of h'itA: 1 And
in the iiiorning lie spoko kindly
to him and, offered up praycrf
for him and , departed.. - j
I Which of these was neigh
bor to him that foil among the
grog-shops L, ;. ' ,
i, )' i ; Kllt!J""lHLil..lJfi ''Jl ;i u'X'
; A boy six :yoars old was of
fered an orange, ' if .'ho -would
tell where God. is. "Tell b "
said the boy, Jboro' ,he ia not,
and 1 will givo you two." , j
! WlllWl.Wl.iy.- ' '
LicaxniEa. Pec; fa '' navcr
plot real mischief wIk a tliey
are happy.' Laughter h "n u
emy of malico, a foe ta ncandcl
and a friend to mankind.
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