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WII.UAMs'.ndllBlAH C. KUTTEB.
br Ihlatweet old ballad or th. Tempest, byFlolda,
one can nerer weary. There la aomethlhgln he llltla
daughter's whisper abor. all human pblloaophy:
We war. crowded In the cabin
Not a soul would dare to aloop
It waa midnight op the waters,
And a storm waa on the dcop.
'Tlta foarfulthlng In winter ,
To bo shattered by the blast.
A rid to hear the rattling trumpet .
Thunder "Cut away the Mast!"
Eo we tsuddored there In alienee .
, For the stoutest held hit bwathj
While the hungry tea waa roaring, ,
And the breakara talked with Death.
And thus wa sat In darknesa,
Each one busy wl th hi s prayers -
"We are lostl" the captain shouted,
As ha staggered down the stalra.
But his little daughter whli pored1.
At the took hit icy hand,
-Isn't Cod upon the ooean,
Jutttheame aa on the land !"
Thonwe kissed the little maiden,
And we spoke In better cheer,
And we anchored safe in horbor,
Whan the moori waa shinning clear.
A word to the Wieo
Lore Called a little maid.
Romping through the meadow;
Hoedlasln the tun sheplayod,
Rcororul of the shadow.
'Come with me," whispered he;
'Listen, sweet,to loveand reason."
' By and by," she mockod reply:
"Lore's nolln aeason."
Yoart went, years came
Light mixed with shadow;
Loto met the maid again,
Dreaming through the meadow.
"Not ao coy," urged the boy;
'Llt Inllino to lore and reason."
"By and by," she roused rcplji'
"Loyc's still In aeason."
Years went, yoara come;
. Light changed to shadow,
Love saw the maid again,
Waiting In the meadow.
"Pass no more; my dream is o'er;
I can listen now to reason." . .
'Keep the coy." mocked the boy;
'Lore's out of aeaaon."
From the Ollra Branch and Atlautlo Monthly,
THE FOILED STRATAGEM,
BY VASA MONTROBK.
"Prom a neat cottage by a brook,
The rullabjrof a mother's lore
Camo swatftty on the breeze;
And by that brook, ao clear and bright,
The early prlmroae grew,
And blrd'f'toiigiminglwlih the light,
And round that humble cottage door
A little maiden prayed','
Whose voice ta blighter than the birds,
Aud as she cropped the primrose aweet,"
And laugh with infant gla.,'
1 thought that earth had naught glad ,
Bo beautiful aa she."
Twilight dews were soltly BtoiiHng over
La anrinir.rohed earth. The last faint
plimmar of the declining Bun had vanish
d frorahe wators of the Mcrrimau river
nd the' irold crimson clouds that had
hovered in the elorious West, were slow
ly fading away. Near ihe banks of that
riV6r was a Bmaii winwwaueu, vtuo-iuu
cottage. A cushioned lounging ohair had
been wheoled upon the porch, and a lady
was seated there, with her head resting
upon her thin, while hand, ana on her
hollow, iuionsely bright eye, could be
read her doom.
Kadiantly beautiful had Mrs. Menard
been in her youthful days,yet now searoe
a vestige of beauty was remaining al
though those days were hardly pasted. She
had married when but a girl of sixteen;
sorrow had bean ber portion since then
and relentless death would now soon
claim her as bia viotim.
hild. about eicht years old,
was sitting on the green before the door
with her lap full of flowers, but it was not
(mo-rant bloeeoms that oocupied
mnsut, she had watched until the last
crimson gleam faded, and when the
brightness had vaninhej even from the
waters, and deep shadows were lingering
over all, the first star of evening rose in
the dear heavens, Lower into the rev
erent, heart ol that lit tin clnid sank the
star beam, and she tils intently gazing up
into the blue ether, whore one by one
the lamps of heaven were being lighted.
Mrs. Menard watched ber child with a
look of deep yearning affection upon her
countenance; and as she thonghthow soon
she wis to leave that fondly cherished
blossom to battle with the storms of ad
versity, she cUsped her thin hands to
gethei, and raising her eyes to heaven she
"0 Thou, who has promised to be a fa
ther to the fittherless, the guide and pro
tector of those who have no stay but
Thee, keep Thou mine orphan child un-
der the shadow of Thy wing; guide her
. . .. .. ., 1,...
home to Thee and me.''
At the sound of her mother's voice the
little cirl turned, and Catherine up her
flowers, came to her side.
"Mamma,did you ay anything to me?'
"No my darling. Where dm you get
"Some of them cume out of the woods
down by ihe river, tjnd sorre of tbam
came I row the garden. Mamma, why
don't vou take me to walk about now, like
vbu used to?"
Mrs. Menard sighed deeply, and answer
ed the cmld s question ly asking anotn
er. . '
'Valesia. how would rbu like toleave this
little spot and co to the South?"
Valesia'a large, dark eyes were raised
to her mother's fate with a look of inqui
"Where mamma? to Uncle George's
"Not with me, Viilesia, my own dar
ling child: it is not loner that I have to
stay with you. I am going where your
fatht-r is, and when I leave you your homo
must te with your Uncle George.
' Uh, mamrau, you will not die, yon
will not leave me!" exclaimed valesia. .
Mrs. Menard drew the child to her, and
beneath the silver moonbeams she talked
to her of hoaven, and prepared her for the
Borrow that was soon to fall upon lier.
The only relative Mrs. Mennrd had
was a brother of her late husband's. The
Untie George she had spoken of to her
little daughter, resided in Florida. Mrs.
Menard had written to bim stating that
thi-re was no other person in tho wotld to
whom she could entrust Valesia. but him
and begged him to come to her before it
was. too bte to see bt-r.
A week passed by. and almost hourly
Mrs. Menard seemed to fail, fihe was
no longer able to sit upon the porch and
watoh the innocent sporls of her child up
on the sloping green; beyond that door sill
Bhfe never would step again.' Valesia was
her attentive IHt!e nurse; years seemed
suddenly added to the child a age. as
she waiched that dying motl.er.
It was a calm, placid morning; a 1 glit
gazy mist hung over tho bright waters,
and tlowery June s mugiiing zepnry came
in the open casement, bearing upou their
dewy wings the most delirious peifume
from Iflora s bowers, yaicsiawas swing
by her mother in Mlence, for Mis. Menard
was cazinsr ui on the Kroaa spteau ueius
and waving woods, when a servant an
nounofd Mr. Geo. Menard.
Mr. Menard bent his tall form beside
the couch of his sister and kindly took
Thank God you have come?" she
murmured. '.'George, will you be kind
to my little girl; will you take care ol her
for nor father's sake? She will soon hnve
no one in the world to look to but yuu."
"Have not a doubt aeto her future wel
fare," ho said; "she shall be to me as my
own daughter, cherished and loved.by my
household. You need not fear to trusther
MrsMenard's eyes spoke Iter thanks.
Os'lfing Vahsia to her bedside, she place
131 Die in tier nuina nnu eaiu.
"Valet-ia, love your uncle: bo a good
girt and amid whatever trials and sufj
erings life may bring you, look on High
for support, aud let tins dook d your
She sank back upon her piuowana va
lesia was soon an orphan.
Mr. Menard turned and clasped her in
his arms, and (here was a bond of love and
union which in after years was a joy and
a comfort to both.
Valesia was foi a while Inconsolable.
Her grief wat wild and violent, and as it
wore away a bhade of mrlancholy settled
upon her childish spirit, and the t xpret
sion of her larcre earnost eyea was softly
sad. The ban' est trial of all to the little
girl was. having the, ooitgo.
"Can't wo live liore, Uncle George
why must we go hai asked,
"Becuuso, my dear, I have a homo a
way down in Florida, and a littlo girl of
my own tLer'e very lhtle older than you,
and now that your deaf mother has gone
to heaven, you are to bo' her sisidr, and
my little girl, also, therefore yoti niust go
with me, and live where 1 do." . i
"0, 1 want to stay ber, indeed I do!"
"My dear little Valesia, do you not
think that you will be happy in your new
honie7 I willldVe you, yourauntwill love
. i i:.. i. r,
you, anu you win nave our mhio uuui Jo
anna for a playmate aud sister."
"I know you will rove me, rjncie ueoige
but I do not think I can ever play as 1
used to; I wnt my near mamma, tied
when 1 am here it lsjutt like I can see
her, and hear her talk to me, but it 1 go
away with you I will leave her here all
alonn. and. 0. Uncle George, I cannot go,
indeed I cannot;" and covering her face
with her hands she, jvept convulsively,
Mr. Menard's heart ached for the little or-
phan girl, and willingly would he have
Iftfi her if ha could. What to say to her
he knew not; he bad no idea what argu
ment he could use that would avail any1
thins, aud he concluded to let ber alone
for awhile longer at any rats.
The next day. however, be was more
successful. If e took her npon his knee
and talked to het of ber mother, and told
her that it was her wish that the should
leave the cottage and go with bim, if she
could look down upon tbem from beaten,
it would grieve her to see her little daugh
ter thus rebel against the Inst request that
the made to her.
Valesia wept quietly upon his bosom
for a few minutes, and then looking up in
his faoe said.
"I will go with you Uncle George, and
be your owo little girl."
Theconsent of the child once eaind,
all things were soon arranged, and pre
parations were made Tor their departure.
Another day saw little Valesia Menard,
start for ber distant Florida home, far from
the scenes of early years, and all their
"!he It a fair young creature,
With a ton and gentle air;
With dark eyes bright and lorlng
And tunny silken hair."
When the carriage which contained Mr.
Menard and his orphan noire stopped at
the door of bis dwelling, his wife and
daughter canid out to meet theui. Va
leria's welcome was warm and she felt al
most happy the first day sbo was there.
Genrgianna Menard was a year older than
Valesia, but a stranger to see them both
would have said she was at Last three or
four years her senior.
Valesia soon ceased to pine for her ear
ly dwelling plaoe. Mrs. Menard was ex
ceedingly fond of her, and a harali fford
the child nevor heard from her lips. Iler
Uncle George petted and spoiled her, if
anything, more than he did Georgianna;
he always called her Biny, and the dear
est thing in the world was that pet name
to her. Persons all said, and they said it
with truth, that there were but few or
phan children who found such a home.
. Old father Time had set the stamp of
nine years upon the inmates ol Mr. Me
nard' dwelling. Shades of night had
closed round the earth, and distant object
were scarcely visible in the gloom that
surrounded Oakdtle. "A light was burn
ing brilliantly in the hall, and its rays
foil upon two persons standing on the
One a lady, Was muoh below the me
dium hight, with a dark; almost swarthy
complexion, cheslnuthair,braided smooth
ly back from her brow, aud dark hazel
eyes, winch spoke, rmicn plainer man
words could have done. Vale6ia Mensrda
was still her uncle's Siny, she kept Ihe
character of the family well, but in mind
and intellect the was all and even more
thnn her childhood had given promise of.
Her companion wab , a young man of
noble mien; he was gazing fondly upon
the little being at his side, and she with
a look of love and trust beaming from her
soft evoe. was listening to the words he
was speaking low and soil. t
Roland Haywood way aycung merchant
He had met tho owners of Oakdale, with
their daughter and neice the summer be
fore at the bpring. lie had been since
then a constant vittitor at Oakdale, and
had now won from the gentle Valesia a
a piomise to be his wife,
At the parlor window was one who
overheard their conversation with any
thing but pleasant feelings; Georgianna
was very beautiful she was tall and state
ly in her bearing, as light and graceful
as a nymph, and ber voice was nweeler
than a nightingale's I'er complexiou
was white as alsbbter, the rich glow of
hallh tinged her cheek, her eyes were of
darkest blue, and ber soft, golden brown
hair fell in rippling ringleUiound her neck
She had tried ber utuioBt to win Roland
Hsy wood,' aud great was her, anger and
astonishment, when on that night she
heard him offer his heart and hand to her
couia Valesia. How could he choose
her. She had no pretension to beauty,
she was intelligent and lively, the very
bfSt of company, shecOuld play upon the
piano very well, but could not (ouch the
keys with the master hand ot Ueorgianna
ret when numerating the tliii.es which
Valesia could not do, Georgianna never
for a moment thought that her tinging
would not be so grand, without her cous
in s rich full alto.
Georgianna had , loved Valesia with a
sister's fondness, until Roland Haywood
showed Lis preference for her, and now as
she listened 10 the words of love he was
softly breathing to her, she vowed that
Valesia Menai'd never should be the wife
of Roland Haywood.
Georgianna was in her room when Va
lesia entered. ..... .
"Haye you been her all the evening
Georgia?' asked Valesia!
As Georghnna looked up she met Va
lesia's eyes and in them read which she
No, I was down stairs for a while,
Oh, Georgie, what do you thinkT
'I think a great many things: what it
it in particular you wish me to know?"
Valesia could hoi feel her happiness un
til Georirianha shared it;' she told her of
the happiness in store fur her, and never
i ., . 1 , 1 . i... . ' .. 1 . - ;
Slispooieu II1HI winie ntr uuuaiu
tones of love, she was plotting
('flatrVv hei1 new foefnd bliss". ,
si J i '.''J ' l A 1 1 .f 17..-
AWrilB liuvureu ruuuu luw uonu vi t n-
lesia that night but tne Sleep oi ueorgian
na was as troubled at that of Eve when
the wily serpent whispered in her ear.
' CHAPTER III.
'When will the morning dawn? Arid yet to mo
What can avail the dawning? Desolate,
Deaerled, and baran or every aUy;
Victim of falsehood, tieaoriary and frand,
With many a bitter pain and bitter woe,'
1 past the weary houra."
Although Georgianna was so very beau,
tiful she was not admired as much as Va
lesia. Betides Roland there was anoth
er younir man who visited Oakdale con
stantly. Norris Parker.
There wat a little company of ladies
and gentlemen at Oakdale. Rolaild and
Valelia wero oo the poarch. when Geor
gianna came to her and said one of the
girlt wished to see her.
Valesia entered the home. Roland was
about to follow when bis attention was ar
rested by Georgiaona't picking up a piece
of paper, and Uogbing as fht read some
thing tlpo'fi it. . '
"What is it that amus t ton. Miss
Georgie, can I not see ii?'f ha a.ked.
"Oh no,,' she . said, "for worlds you
should not see this," but at the same time
she let it fly from her Enters, upon bis
boot he caught it up and supposing it to
be nonaenee road .the following note.:
' Deabest Nasub: Will you meet me
to-night in the Magnolia Bowtr I have
something of importance to communicate
io6u. Yours, until death, Valesia."
"Oh! Mr. Haywood! You have read
that notel" exclaimed Ueorgianna. "I
would not have you know that Valesia
was. engaged to Mr.. Parker for anything
in the world, ft he tola it to me in tne
strictest confidence, she wonld be so an
gry with me." .
Mie shall not know it, the secret shall
bi eal'o with me," answered Roland, and
offering his arm to Georgianna. they join
ed the promenaders who wereoo the lawn.
That night Valesia received these tew
lines from Roland:
Mis Menakd: I release you from
your engagement entirely, R. Hat wood."
It was a stunning blow to poor V ale-
sia. W ith her trouble she went to ueorgi
an na, and she soothed her witn tier non-
ied words, and the poor child rested se
cure of her love, little thinking that the
arch fiend in the garden of Eden was not
more subtle than the one whom sue styled
her bosom friend.
Valesia'i woman's pride came to her
aid, and supported her well; calmly and
unfalteringly she met him time utter time
at Oakdale, for he still continued to visit
the home and this Georgianna attributed
to growing partiality for be?.
But in secret Valesia sufforeil, and then
her mother's comforter was her's, and
poured the balm of Gilend into her woun
ded breast. She would steal away ait
"When no eyo looked upon her browj
Except the brteht lone ttar
Which thed such tender memories
Of childhood's bom. afar.
Which gave her back Ihe lorlng light
Of many a speaking eJS, " .
And maoy a tweet familiar strain
Of rocol melody."
Then would her thoughts wander thru'
the dim vista of the past, and the vision
of the little cottage beside tho sparkling
waters of tho Merrimao presented to her
the only heaven of pure rest bIio saw in
her dark shadowy future, and tears far
bitterer than those which fell from her
childish eyes when she left it, she no
shed over its memory, and she folt as tho'
she could have borne any thing, could she
have stood in Ihe little grave yard beside
the resting place of ber mother. Sho was
sitting at tlie parlor table oue evening; a
book lay before her, but she was not read
ing, and ever and anou a scalding tear
would fall upon the page, Georgianna
was arranging a vase of flowers, and Mr.
Menard was closely watching Valesia.
At length he said, "jnvl" Valesia B'arted;
she did not know that he was present, and
looued up with the dewy drops still upon
"Siny! I Wish (o know why it is that
you are thus changed!'1
Quick as though, Valesia said, "Uncle
George, I want to see the homo of my in
fancy, and my dear mother's grave."
"Is that all, then, my own littlo -niece?
Siny, cheer up, for you eliall see it very
Roland Haywood and Norris Parker had
from childhood been friends, and althougii
Roland believed him tobt bisrival.he still
treated bim aa usual, lie was sitting in
his room one evening whcnNorriscamein
with a very downcast countenanoe,
"Why, Norris, man, what is the matter
with you!" you look as if you had a world
of care and trouble upon your shoulders,"
said Roland, laughing.
"Well, to make a long story shorl.Hay
wood, I IwVo proposed in form to Miss
Valesia Menard and Well I must say ft
I have been rejeoted.''
For several moments Roland oould not
speak; when he did be showdd noi,e of
the surprise he felt. But he determined
at the earliest ooportmnity to seek an in
terview with Valesia.
Valesia was walking ip a grove some dis
tance from the house, when she met Ro
laod. She was about to pass on but he
"Valeeia 1 must taiif to you.- ( ,.
"You can have nothing to say to me
now. Mr. Haywood," she said coldly. ., ,
"Do not speak to me thus, Valesia, but
for heaven s eaice ten me.uia you ever care
t . 1 1 !. -
for Norris Parker. Were you ever en
gaged to bim?'
Valesia looked with surprise and indig
nation, and demanded why he asked such
a Question.. The result of that conversa
tion was. that Roland s.iught an interview
with Mr. Menard, and asked him if he
would rive his niece to him. . The family
were alone in the parlor when Mr.Menard
said to his wife:.
"There was a genllernau Jiore tp-day
very anxious to release me ol the care of
Mrs. Menard looked up and smiled.
"I am in earnest, and as Siny herself
was not averse to the exchange, I have
consented to give hemp. How will you
like Roland Haywood for a nephew I"
"It is just at I expected," said Mrs
Menard. ;My. dear Valesia, you have my
free consent, you tolild not have made a
better cboic6. God 5le8s y'ou.r ii'nton."
Georgianna said nothing, but she rri'it
Velesia's eye and that was enough. When
tJiBv wpf'a alone she burst into tears. Va
lesia sat down beside her and kindly took
her hand, and talked to her in the gentlebl
words. There was no anger in Georgian
na's heart at that moment, and throwing
ber aims around v alesia she humbly qrav
ed her pardon. And that night, for the
first time since she quitted the nursery
and her mother's kbee.'slie bent in' silent
prayer before the throne of.the Alrnighty.
The sinking sun was again refracted in
the waters of the Merrimao, and upon its
batik t stood Valesia Menard, now Mrs Ro
land Haywood. Htr husband was beside
her, and to bim she was talking of the
ye.rs she had, spent there Calmly now
she stood beside ihe grave of her mother,
and her prayer was, "When God's nes
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oeurr comet vo can roi acme jnny i ue
si willing and as ready to depart as she
The lesson Georgianna learned was a
hard one, but it effected that change which
nothing else would have done. After
yeart of penitence and remorse the mar
ried a planter, and two happier homes
than her's and Valesia's the warm sun of
Florida shone not upon.
No (.loom at Home.
Above all things there should be
gloom in the home. , .Tbe shadows
dark discontent and wasting truthful
should never cross the threshhold, throw
ing their larg6 b'ack shape, like faneral
pallt, over the happy young spirits there.
If you will, your Lorn shall be. heaven
and every inmate as an angel there. If
you will you shall tit on a throne and be
the presiding household deity. 0! faith
ful wife, what privileges, what treasures',
greater or purer than thine!
And let the hatband strive to forget hit
cart as he winds around the long narrow
street and beholds the soft light illuminate
bis little parlor, spreading its precious
beams on the red pavement before it.
The night is cold and cheerless, perhaps
and the December gust battles with tne
warm skirts ol his overcoat, and snatches
with a rude hand and willingly ciy at
the rutty hat that has served him many a
year, lie has bean harrassed, perplexed
and persecuted. He has borne with many
a cruel tone, many a cold word, and ner
ved himself up to energy so desperate that
his frame aud spirits are weakened and
depressed; and now bis limbs ache with
weariness; his temples throb with the
pain-heat caused by too constant applica
tion: he scarcely knows how to meet his
wife with a pleasant smile, or sit down
cheerfully to their little meal which she
has provided with so much cara.
But the door is opened, the overcoat
thrown off. a sweet voice falls upon his
ear like a ringed angel, it flies right into
bis bosoni . and nestles against his heart.
The latch is lifted and the smiling face
of hit wife gives' in earnest welcome. The
shining hair is smoothed over ber fair
brow. Io deed the stole a little coquet-
ish glance at the mirror hanging in its
narrow frame, just to see if she looked
neat and pretty before she came out. Iler
eye beams with love, her dress is taste
ful and.-what? Why! he forgot all
the trials of that long-long day as he lold-
ed ber in his arms and imprints a kiss up
on her brow.
A home where gloom is banished, pres-.
ided over by one who has learned to rule
herself and her household. Christianity
oh ho is thrice consoled , for all his
trials. He cannot be unhappy, that
sweetest, best dearest solace is bis a
oheerful home. Do you wonder that the
man i strengthened anew fur to-moirow's
H not Bonn! I a I.
If you desire to be genteel in your
manners, be careful to avoid loud and
boisterous talking about yourself and
your kinsfolk. If you would secure the
goodwill of. young companions, do not
give place to haughty boasting that you can
do this and that thing quioker and better
than they. Do not eay that their family con
nections are poor, mean and ignorant but
that your relatives are. wealthy, honora
ble and intelligent. Although you may
be favoied in your person and ciicum
Stances, you Should hot be proud and treat
others less fortunate with rudeness and
contempt. You are-; young and can not
claim to be the artificer of our own foi-
tune. What then baa made you to diHer
from another? Is it not your Heavenly
Father? Should vou not be thankful to
Him and be humbled? If you will indul
ge in pride and vain glory, God may. in
His displeasure send upon you some Sad
How beautiful. and l.ow commendable
for yo.un!? persons of superior abilities
and of superior advantages to be plain and
uoas8umin la tneir nanus, .ana respect
ful an'd lender in all tbeir intercourse with
others, especially with those who are io
the lower walks ofliiel
I did as the KeM," ,
This tame yielding spirit this doing
"as the rest did has ruined thousands.
A oun2 man is invited by vicious com
pa'nl'ona U visit ,he theatre, or gambling
room, or other haunts ot iieenuousoesi
He becomes dissipated spends his time,
loses his credit, squanders his, pioperty,
and at last sinks into ao untimely grave
What ruined him? Simply "doing what
tlip rest did."
A father has a family of sons. He is
wealthy. Other children in the same sit
nation of life do bo and so, are indulged
in thin thine and that. He indulges bis
own iii the same way. They grow up
idlers, trifleis, and fopa. The father won
ders why his children do pot succeed bet
ter. He has spent so much money on
thoir education has given Ujem great
advantaffea: but nlatl ihcy are only
'..if vnwaitnn and trouble. Poor
minn, he is just paying the penalty of ' do
ing as the rest did.
This poor mother strives hard to bring
up her daughters .gepteely'. They learn
what others do, to paint, to sing, to dance
and several useful matters. .. In time they
marry, their husbands sto' unable to sup
port their extravagance, and they are soon
reduced to povortj and wretchedness,
The good woman is astonished. "Truly,"
a (iv a she. ! did as the rest did "
Th sinner, following the example of
others, put off repentance, tud neglects to
prepare for death. He passes along
through life, (ill, unawares, death strikes
the fatal blow. He has no time left now
to prepared! 'And he .goes down to des-
traction, because he wat au foolish as to
"do as the rest did."
" HELP HIM UP.
r a aw coMTBiBuroH,
''Hulp him op! '
It was the exclamation f child a
boy returning. Irom school, A fine boy
he was, loo, with a bright and happy fa:
that, Spoks.fjf home -love ard care worth
having. A little fellow had been fight
ing, and overpowered by superior strength
had fallen io the mdd. 0ihr3 stood by
and saw the sport with laughter, for the
conqueror defeated every attempt made
by the prostrate straggler to rise, .and it
wa than that the manly little fellow cried
His tone indignant, hit brave, whole
hearted manner teemed to bring the oth
ers to reason, and more than one band
wa held out to extricate the fallea, "Oh!
that spirit which animated that bor were
but in eonsunt exercise among men, what
a golden world would oore M If we
ea.;h of ns in little matters in the narrow
round of oar home, laying aside the eel
$shnesand grossness of our nature stri
ve ,to help, those who ate fallen, to aid
those who. wen, suffering, to lighten tbe
care ol the toil worn, bounding hearts,
happy faces, good deeds.,( would whiten
the fields of our souls, with thick harvests.
The spirits that, though it may not exult
in the downfall of another, yet looks on
with unsympathizing eye and hands shot
so closely that knuckles stand out lika
iron; that says, "Let him help himself. I
have to help myslf. Let him gel out of
it; he was a fool for getting in," seems to
bo almost universally that of mankind. It
it seen not only in homes, but in society;
in the circle of business' yes it ever in
vades the sacred precincts of Christ's
church, where sometimes sn unfortunate
brother is shut up with bars more obdu
rate than a atone prison, and kept out.
Christ provided literally for these nnfor-
tunaies. ne leu a mignty bequest in the
treasury of His word gave it to ns to!
keep and distribute, whn he said, "Do
ye even so to them." It aeemos such
hard work to comprehend the .height and
depth, the exceeding beauty of thai gol
den, role! Men cfawl round it, and jump
over ii, ana worK tnemse Ives under u;and
do everything but take it up and make
hearts glad with, its priceless gold: do
everything but warm one, and feed anoth
er; and give to some gentle words of en
couragement of more wprth to tbem than
orlds, ifihey only .com ,at the right
time, when they are most needed.
"But we helped him once, twice, and
yes the third time and see, be is down
"Forgive seventy and seven, limes,'
said Christ, if ye love your friends, what
recompense have ye Love your enemies.
$o if you wish your well-to-do .brother
good speed, because he has neither of
your pocket or your brains what nierit
have your Kut help him up whom the
world nam gone bard with; help bim
when you see men strong in power and
position, with their feet opoo his r-eck
Help him, up, even' if the mire of adversi
ty clings to his very garments, and be
has lest respectability of appearanc, . ,
1 tiers are bo many close-filled Christ
ians who pray, and talk, by rule (not Bi
ble rule.) (bat the faith of outsiders who
judge of goodness merely by .that little
light within, is shaken in all profession:
and the wbole-bearteJ, , money -giviog
man loving, church-members, of whom
there are a noble number, are judged by
the nai row-minded, whose pockets are
not converted if their , souls arc. . We
have known such who refused even tj
aay a good word for a .puffer er, because
he had some tune or another, a long way
back, said some unpalatable word that
they never could get out of their narrow-
necked minds, but that like a cork, had
been bobbing there for years. Was the
spirit of Christ in . that satisfaction with
which they paid ut the old score? Was
that spirit in the smooth refusal in the
eye that sparkled with gratified veogean
We went one Lrds day to o.ne,of these
small vials of sancity, and asked for a do
nation an order to get a bottle for sick
aod dying man. .. .
. "I neyef do business on the Sabbath,"
was the cold reply. We leave commeot
to the reader.
"Help bim, up!" Yes take the words
of the pittying school-boy along with you
to your shops, to your houses, to your
churches. Let your impulses go out lice
livini tendrils, and not clinciniz like moss
withered and dead to the closed doors, of I
vour heart. Open your soul to the sun
s hins of charity let tbe dews of heaven
ly pity, drop within and wash away tbe
black dust of selfishness. Be men, be
women after Gods. own heart, and earn
right to that inboritanoe which fadelh not
A Seaalble Bird.
A clergy man of this, city upon knocking
at the door of a room in a mercantile ettao
liahment in thiseitv. received the usual
reply of "come in.!' . He entered, but saw
no one. , In, amomerjt he heard ae if from
a human voice: "How do you do?" Up
on looking aqout he discovered a !patrot
and saluted it with "Good evening, Pol
ly," but the hil'cr deigned no notice.
Hurrah, then," for Douglas," cried the
clergyman, who by tho way, is a live Re
publican. Polly krptailriceu no longer
under such provocation, but replied with
"Hurrah lor Lincoln." The gentleman
wasjamused and again hurrahed for Deng
las. The parrot, looking contemptuous
ly down', hi a toqe of oomniaml, cried ou,
"Shut up." The other did not obey, but
again buirahed for the looofboo candidate.
Such persistence in insult roused the bird
to its extreme point of endurance,, and
with a look ol mingled scorn and , disgust
it screamed out, "Shut up, you dirty
blaokguard." This proved.. "Bottler"
for the clergyman, and be made a hasty
retreat. Sensible 6ird Detroit Adver
tiser.' . .- .'.-
Molsi va." Hnasss.r-The prominent
raasoaa for utiog nuUi teaming and
farm labor in prefrrenM to horses, aief
briefly exhibited in the following views,
they ljTj to a much greater tg; a mult!
hsssoareeij attained his ma tared ttrongth
at 12 years, adige in, whioh horses have
commenced rapid deterioration in value
and utefalness; tbe average life of a mule
is about rtbht j years, hat often at.fcxtv
they perform the most laborious laor.-
A tesirt of mu6s will accompliab almost
the labor of horses wiib a coneaaspllon ot
about one-third left provender.- .Within
the lait few, yers, oiolei btvs been ex
tensively introduced Into the teaming op
erations of the manufacturing district in
which I DisiJe, and are universally on si-,
dered there more efficieut and economical
for that use than horses. Mules are sub
ject to but few ol the die ase that prevailj
and wbn-b are so destructive among Dor
set. Their bard akia and short hair rea
der them lets 4inile to galled by "lb
harness or suecttd by cutaneous diseases.
They are said never to be invested bv ver
min. The hoof of male is essentially tv
borner subalancti. Sod otslow growth, ana
heoee hit shots are seldom cast off. displac
ed in their position, but remain until wore,
out, firmly on the fool. The vision ol ihe
mule is more Quick and diatmot lhaa that
of tbe btrje ofi therrfore they are less lis-.
lie to shy or become frightened. They
are sure footed to a, proverb. The mule
excclla the l.orae, aod emulates the ox in
his s eady and nniform efforts in labor. It
is objected to mutes, thai besides their JiSi
agreeable braying, tney are obstinate and
slow, but these detects, I believe, may be
overcome by gentleness and practice. ' '
t , Later I rout Mexico. ,, .
New Orliams, 0t 6. The Schooner
Pocahontas has arrive I from Vera Ctui,'
with dates to the 18th alt. . ' ' i
So or Mats arrived at Vers Croz on ,
tke I4thv i.4...
fThe United. Stales r'ri'ti. Srntquehanj
oa retched Vera Cms on - the 5ib, ana
the Powbattau on the 17th
, The whole subject in regard to the
co.ud.m nation of the bark Ma'U Concep
lion had been referred to. Madrid. .The
Sparjieh Minister had ,Leen advised to,
cmp.iliaia the Juarez Government, The
Liberals weie aooeess'Bl everywhere, sod
were hopfulcf faking tbe Capital. The,
English minister had proposed to mediate -for
peace, but wae-rfjio'-ed.. , .
Tbe steamer Pqcahont s, with later
news is ezpectrr here soon.
1 , , , ...
.Aiditiotml sty the. northern) LIffet. -
New Yoak, Oct.' q.-r-Nonhern light
which arrive J here, lat eenio . brought .
a Panama Star aud Herald of the 2o'thJ
An attack' had ben made by arr armed
body of rebile against th- government of -the
city of Paoaman, bat they were repul
sed f uh a joss of 6 or., 6 ills,) ami 16 ta
ken prisooert. Fiveeqldiers of tbe gov
ernment forces, were jjilled, .
, ,,.Tbe ringleaders , are supposed, to bo.
Correozb and Blanco both of whom tsca-'.
ped. (1 Tjhe.skifaiiah las'ed three hours, -commencing
about, 5 o'clock io the morn
ing of Thursday, te 89th when some
shots were fien-d at the rebels by some
persons fi om ihe inside. ,
The Rebels occupied banta-Anna square
and were armed w th rifles, muskets, lan-'
ces, W , t : , .
The Governtnent forces- numbered as
I out 200, comprising soldiers, police, acd
volunteers. , i
Tbe shots were jmmediaUly returned.,
and the firing, was kept Bp by both par-'
ties, the troops and militia gradually ma
king their way tovrds tbe landing, .up
on reaching which they found deserted.-.
The rebels bad relre.9ted.t0 the woods hav
ing beejl made aware of ihe blading- or
forces from the Bri'inh man-of-war. Clio,' r
and the United States sloop of war St. Ma
"J?- .,... . .' - ' '
Ihe Star says. tn,e landing ot the lorces, .
(rom tbe vessels undoubtedly settled a.
conflict which looked dubious for tbe
Government, . w . - .
Tne lorca trem the at. Mary a toon pos
session of tbe road station, but 00 attack '
waii made uppu.them by the insurgents. .
There was still a great deal ol excite-..
ment among , the natives of Panama on the
2Uth, as it .was suppoard th insurgents
were encamped wiihiti a mile or two or
the city,.,, . -
A strong Government force was still
under frms. , ., . ..
Tbe fureign population tale no pari in
the affair. ';.'.'
The trouble, it waa thought, originated
in the attempt of the General Government .
to force leeruits into the army, aided, per
baps, by politicians, and, the,ir endeavor
to obtain this end by inciting revolu
tion. . t , 1 ' . 'y
The British force bad returned ., to tn?
Clio on tbe 28ih, considering that there
was no further necessity for tdeir setvioee.
A revolution in favor of. ex president
Mere had broken out in Costa Rioa, wiltir
a great chaooe of cuccos, as the 'people
were flocking to bis standard. - " '
The treaty between Great Britain and
Nicaragua had been ratified. It is said
to 000 tain a proyUioq making : San Juanf.
a free port, but entirely subject ti tbe
laws of Nicaragua. . i
Dates from Valparaito to Sept. 1st, ana,
Callao to the 4ih, are received. Ihe
news is of no impoatance. " ;
Soshm is Sfi"xs: The tfaples corres-,
rSondent'oi.lhe London Times writ-s wi
der date of September, 1,2: . . ,. , j
"The city is in immense contusion
. . 7 , . j .
crowded, pioturesque, aimosi na. rr
signers seem to. outnumber the Ifeopoli-
tans,- and ,iue xeujaoaei everj mimwr,
oiei cloth. Such a Babel is evert, puff'.
lio place that I imagine myself co be liv
ing some thousand years baok-Englis'rV
men, just arri"d, , hpb tToh bin g with Ital
faris, whose only common lingo is that 0",
the fingers.' Many of our oonntrymen
0me op Ttiesdayand 1 watrn-o wm 01. ,
them carrying on a most animate l.'ibougF.
purely gestioulatory, cocvers.tioa wifi
f'renebmea yesterday rauraiegJ "v. -t
'- t.'" . '.'.
1 ; ; .
her attention ; oaught by the rich hues of