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Friday Erenlng, Angvtt S, tf 4
M. f. Vuui write traa UUwild-Wba Copwajr,
oitr OJlbbaway trlond, iu bera, day or tw ago, he
' told tba cblUra M IndUo legend of tba water-lily,
'bow It emma to aartbi-baareiilf lower tbat It U. One
of oar fti Belgbbor wbo bappened to. ka Uateaor,
vtbaaresdarad tba beautiful torj Into ran: .
' '. , i
: A ata looked down (rem Hi glowing UuoMt , -, '
And aaio "I am wear; bera) all ajleoe, ,
lolng aoagbt but throb and eigb...
.oPardownhtthaaaUleaoraarthlaaa' ... ..
Tbe red menw ebtldroa at play:
i The tasoceot aon ad of tkeir earalen gloe , ;
iUaoe.&dntoBtbaairaUdai'.. . .; ;;;
"I wilt tpeat to tbe braro at tbetroMnell 8 re, - ' -And
Mk than to let me dwaJl
'Where earthly loa may warn ray brart
W'ilk iu baa en, bolytpolU" ' ;
'So they told the itar aba might at nlfht cnrao
When the wood and wigwam wore Mill,
And ait an the mountain, aad throw her light - '
Tbreagk the rale aod along tba hilU
' Khe cam atl trembling, but wboa aba mora
Woke the blrdaaed colldren Kaln( -
The itar Mt grieving and all forlorn,
For aba knew that her bop wa rain. '
'fot near rnangh yatf 1 cnn hear nd lo "
Tbe red men'a eliildrea at play,
But thy watte neither wishrthout;M onm) . :
From the momull tuo eluae of duyi"
bn they bad baralighton the tree top old, .
That lulled them to aleep with lUaonx;
And aha rocked, and wailed, shivered witU oold,
: Impatlant the whole ulghtluBg. .
At length theeblldfata awoke onee moro,' ' r
And they beard Uie pine-tree aigh, r
But took no heed of the wateblng Ur,'
, Bjlween tbem and tba iky. , ,
Shd w them aklmmlng In a light canoo,
- O'tthe lovely Luke below,
Ittrthe tuDging, that bearlj'tenderer grow,
'How could ah make tkem know?
8h pondered aweVier ntfrjtl awajr,
A nd at length whe the morning broke, .
She dropM from hrfiflclfrhl with a hopolean plunge
Aad aank in the eflvcr lake.
Tb atar waa ahlveredt But every ray ', , ,
Was raught by a faithful wave!
Bach Mintilluit'beam grew a inowy Cower, - (
Where abe thought to dnd a gruvul . . ' -
Andwhen the red maiden, In birch canoe,
- Keekalilioa for bosem and brow, - . '
The itarti oonltinl, furihe aoftly aay- -"1
atva eoaucaaal T n lovc an now!" -
8TOBI OF SISTEB MABTH.l. ;
v ' FROM TIIS FKltMClk
Remombor that if the hundred crownn
-rtrrearaof Vent on your farm are jtxttpnid
before to-morrow evoning you mst mm
-oat; I hare solvent tenant ready to take
.possession. So buying, ft Stern-looking
-man dressed in brown,, walked quiukty out
vF cottage in the pretty villago of Tlio
raise, nc.tr Besangon. '
'. 0h, ir!" said a woman, following Mm
4ini clamping her hand:, 'haro pity on my
jjoor huuband, who has been ill all thesura
nor, and who is still '-' u r
r ! should have no objection, j Madame
Bigot,' said the stoward: 'but it ' does not
rest with mo. My lord is now absent; but
-ho will bs here to-day or to-morrow; my
execounts must be all squared and ready for
inspection. I am not going to loss my
atituatfoa ' for your oonvenienco, Madame
Bigot, so you must manage the best way
,, 'Ah mo! exclaimed . the "poor, woman
raising her eyes . appealingly towards
Jieavon; I have , no hope then left from
'man.' . - -
. He-entering the cottage, she opened a
cupboard and took out a piece of, brown
"bread, 'Martha,' (he said, adelrestftag a
child often years old, 'there is your break -.tst,
my child; I have neither m3k nor but
ter to give you to-day.'
'Oh, mammal that does hot signify, bni
"why do you look so sad?'
' 'Don't ask me child, but make haste to
at your bread. Your aunt at Besangon
Jins sent you and your brothers and sister
r nice cako apiece; I wish- you to take
tt hem theirs to school.' ,
'Oli, thank vou, mamma; and .f you
twill allow mo, I will go at onee, and keep
tyty cake and my bread to eat with them
when we are all together - - "
tier mother gave her leave; aud Martha,
with her little basket on her arm, was soon
tripping gaily along the road. -
It was a fine morning in October, 1847,
find as little Martha went on hor way,
rhe saw a vast cloud of dust advancing
l'reseatir a large party of dragoons ap
peared, followed bv a largo number of
gxien on foot, dressed in uniform but un
turned. . The htil steippod on Qie road
t!ese te the fcedgo, aad, a the party passed
"by her, she heard a low sigh, and saw Utat
one of the prisoners of war, for such they
awore, had fallen on the ground. He Vook
ad as pale as death, and his eyes wore clos
ed. Martha bent over him and said "What
is the matter, poor man r '
The feinting soldier did not answer, but
one of his comrades, who know a little
Freaoh, replied, lie's dying of , hunger,
like the rest of us, little girl.' "
'Dying of hungerr repeated she. And
fver first impulse was to open her basket and
five its contents to the prisoner; but a sud
den thought checked her. ' These . cakes
don't belong tome,' she said to herself.
Jiowever. she took her own cake and her
piece of bread and gave them to - the poor
man, wbo waa now aomewnat rev i veil, and
began to devour the food with the utmost
eagerness. At tbe same moment several
cither prisoners held out their supplicating
hands; they looked so pale and thin and
wretched, that tbe child eyes filled with
lean. - f " . k .-. s -
: "Ohl ahe thought, if my brothers snd
.isters were here, Jam eertain they would
' wot grudge tneir eager to these poor peorie.
' I'm afraid momma won't be pleased; pat
(hen haager is such a dreadful - thing, I
igive them.' So the little grrl, who
had not herself tatted anvthiitr? that dav,
divided her liUlo store as tar as it would go
amongst Uu prisoners. ;
. I have HO more,' she said at list, in so
sad a tone that the French eaptain who
commanded tba detachment, and who mad
been silently watching Iter. atnroahcd
.'A pretty business,'' bo. said, afffCtidg
severe tone, .'to give your breakfast to
youreuemios. , , ...
'Enemies sir!' exclaimed Martha, ,,'they
are poor hungry people. - " v '
:" 'Yes, but they are English; and tlio Eng
lish are the eoemies of France.' - , ; . ' ,
.': -Sir, I never thought whether they were
enemies or not whoa 1 saw them sunenng.
Tlio offlcor took her little hand. 'Have
jww vvii y vut vn tm vivumiwu J av e
Tlten yu tnust be very hungry?" :. ,
0h, 1 dqnt't ltfuch mind: I'm used to
' 'Does your" inbthot allow- you to want
'Oh, no, sir, my mother always gives
as children r meals pciore sue takes a
bit herself: 'VYhfen'I'am hungry, it is not
her lault, out mine (or giving my bread
away.'.;;. ;. ., .. , ...
At that moment, an inferior oniocr ap-
Eoached the captain to ask for orders, fad
artha went away, retracing her steps to
wards home; for, not havinz anything to
carry to her brothers and sisters, it " would
have been useless to visit wem at .school.
What will my mojher say,' she thought.
i will toll her the exact truth, and then I
hope she will not be angry. .
W ben aUUrtha entered the usually neat
cottage, she was Surprised - to see the fur
niture in disorder, and her' father during
tlio last six months had never quitted his
bed, seated, pale and taint, in an arm chair.
Her mother was counting somo money in
berlap, pausing now and - then to brush
away the tears that filled her eyes.
Oh, mamma, what is. the matter:, ,
Wo am mined.' rerjlied her mother, 'and
will have in future to bog our bread.' '
Tho cmld threw hor arms round the poor
woman's nock, and exclaimed, 'Oh, no,
mamma, I'll work for you!'. ; ' ' i
Poor child!' said Madamo Bigot, sor
rowfully, looking at her daughter's slight
But, mamma, how has all this happen
'Wo owe my lord do Varcnno ono hun
dred crowns for rent, all that we possess
would not pay it, and his Stewart told us
this moruinsr that we must givo up the
'Instead of ttlkins to that cliilJ, Catha
rine,, said her husband, peevislily, 'you
ouht to cook the dinner.'
The dinner is both cioked and ca'cn,
dear,' said his wife, gently; "did not I give
yon your soup just now?' ,.,.;..
lint your dinner and the children s!
All, they have had -some- nice cakes
which my sister Bont tbcrfc; and as or we,
my heart is too full lo cat.'
roor little Alartha turned so palo, and
trembled so visibly, that her father re
marked it, and said, 'I'll answer for it, she
has, as usual, given her breakfast away to
somo poor fersou.' .
'Mamma papa don't bo angry,
the child, btirfttinrr into tears; but I
some poor prisoners on the road; lliev
Recmcd to be dyhtg f hunger, and you
know that God convmfrnd8 us to feed the
hungry, so 1 could not lielp giving them
all the cikes.' .
JJauchty child!' cried her ' mother, an-
gry at the thought of what her children
might suffer; 'how dared you give away
all that you had?' . ; .
'God feeds the little tarda raollior, and
He will n;l let tt$ want,' said Martha, in a
tonoofsuch gentle persuasion that - Mad
ame Bigret was quite softened, and said:
Woll, well, I havo enough for ye nil to-
day'-And, giving the child a bowl of veg
etable soup, Uiickend with barley,', she re
marked that her mother bad kept none for
herself, and t ccordingly 6aid: 'Mamma,
yon don't eat.'
I can t cliilu.
Mamma,' said Martha, after a pause,
'will you permit me to go out for two
'Whither do you want to go"'. .
"Please don't ask until I rcturu.'r
'Lot her go if slie wislrosit, said her
father; 'I dars say thore are sowre poor
sick porsons she wants to visit; Kiss mc,
Martha; you are a kind child, and Mod will
bless you. . r
,(iood morninir oimonne said Harnvt,s
she approached a cottage' door where in
old woman was bitting.
'And good morning toyou.Martha Biget,'
you look tired, little one. Come in and rest
yourself. ; Have you far to go?
lo the castlo, dame.'
'Ah, you want to see the bonfires that
are to be lighted in honor of my lord's re
turn. - . -. . . .;
Then he is arrived?' said the child
dfapjaag her hands; tun m glad, glad ht
I want t speak to him.'
...l be out woman .burst out laitehintr. lt
won't be rerj ey for a poor child like
vou lo tret a speech of him to-dav.' ' 'J . .
W hat a hall I dor said Martha.despond-
'Is your business very pressing?
"VD, indeed it is, diune. But who are
those two children coming towards
how beautifully they are dressed!'
- 'They are my foster children, Martha
the son and daughter of Lord de Varenne,
The moment they return from town, they
run to see their okl nurse.. Darling!' she
exclaimed, extending ber arms to receive
a boy of ten and a girl of about a year old
er.;.. ;;..'.,;.,; ; ; . . ; .; . . .;:
'Have yon made hot cake for us noise?
asked the little boy throwing his arms a-
'Look at the beautiful scarf that papa has
41 ea .m . . -
given roc. saia uie nuie girl, spreading
out on Dame Simonne'a knees a silken scarf.
splendidly embroidered with silver and
seed pearls. Is it not lovely? Papa says
it cost n hundred crowns. -
. Martha, who had hid herself bashfaJIv
behind - nurse's chair ventured to glance at
the ecarL :
. A hundred crowns! thoaght 6he, 'just
what my fathet owes.' And she thought
eadly how hppy the turn which that piece
of useless Gnery bad cost would have made
her parents, - .
. 'lloW melancholy , that girl looks? said
thayouHg lady remarking. Martha's Tres
enco for tli first time.. , .,
. She wants -very, much to speak to
your father, Mademosello Marie said her
nursov - - j ,-y
'To papa?. That won't be difficult. ; He
is quite near, for he walked hither with us.
Papa! papal Cy prion; do you call, for
your, voice ia stronger than mine papal'
she continued, addressing an officer, who
advanoed, talking to an elderly man,, dress
ed in brown, 'here is a little girl who Wants
to speak to you.' ' Marie presented her to
her father,. ... ,,
. Poor Martha, she had arranged a- little
speech iu her head, which , was to have
commenced with 'My lord have pity onust'
But whon she found. r.rself standing be
fore him, alte blawhedaiid tremblcd,aud
could not utter a single word.; -.. i ,
i Meantime, Lord Varonha looied at her
closely, and exehvimed: 'Tis the little
damsel of Uie caket! : What doyou wish
me to do for you, dear child?' he asked
smiling kindly, 'Do you want some
more cakes to give to tho prisoners?' -
Ah, no, my lord.it was someuiing quite
different-' f ,
Well, jnr child, apeak, don't be afraid.
I saw you this morning perform an action,
which i would eive the best farm in my
possession to have seen dono by Marie. I
looked for you' afterwnrds, but you were
gone,; Come, hold up your head end
spent freely If what you want bo in my
poWvr to bestow, I promise now not to re
fuse her who this morning went without
ber breakfast to food tho hungry prison
ers.' r. .
At these kind words Martha fell on her
knees, and clasping her hands exclaimod:
'Oh, my lather and my mother! you wilt
be saVfidl My lord,' sho continued, my
father owtjs you a hundred crowns he
cannot pay it on account of tho hail, and
the ram, and '
Bluff and monsenso!' interrupted the
man in brown. t
'My lord, if you listen to all that your
tenants choose to tell you, you will find that
the hail, or tho rain, or tbe sun, wHl al
ways prevent them paying their rent.
'"Silencer W. iiubois,' said bis master,
sternly. 'If this little girl assures roe that
her fiilliei cannot pay, L fully believe her.
The paronu who have brought her np,
must be woru'iy people. Stand up, my
child: go home, wnd tell your father , and
mother not to be uneasy. I will go to see
them to-morrow. Meantime, here is some
thing to replenish your basket of cakes.'
And Lordue Varcnno put into Martha's
trembling bauds a purse nearly filled with
The child felt as if she was dreaming.
'la it mine all mine?' she said. And her
friend having assured hor that it was, she
scaiwly waited to thank and bless him, but
darted o If homewards at full Mced. Oat
of breath, sho rushed into tlio collage, threw
tho purse into her mother's lap, and ex
claiming: 'Take this: my lord will come
himself to-morrowf fell warly faiutiiig
on the ground. She soon, however, re
covered; nd in her parent's thanks and
blessings found a swvot recompense for her
Such is ono of the anecdotes which a
French writer has related of the carJv life
of Martha Biget, whoso subsequent career
of benevolence corresponds with Uie prom-
iso other childhood. During the bloody
scene of the French Revolution, sho lived
at Besangon and her house was a place of
rofomj for old or sick people and children.
'She lived on browu bread and milk, iu or-
dor to have more to give away. On the
22d of March 1 800, a fi re broke out in a
small village near Besangon. Sinter Mar.
thafas sire w oomnionlv called hasten
ed to the spot, and did what sho could to
bring aid to the Batterers. . A cottage, in
habited by a wobwu and two orphau chil
dren of whom she had charge, burned So
rapidly, that despite of Martha's tears and 1
on treaties, no one would venture to enter
it Sho offered cvcrvlhinsr as a bribe, but
in vain. At length, feeble woman as sho
was, she rushed ncrsclf into the burning
ruin, aud, aided no doubt by the Divineas-
sisiancp on which sho relied, succeeded in
rescuing the three helpless inmates. On
another occasion, in 1807, while occupied
in gathering medical herbs on tbe bank or
the river Doubs, she heard a loud splash
near ber; it was a child of nine years old,
the son of a poor shepherd, who had fallen
into the water. Martha, without knowing
how to swim, jumped in and succeeded in
rescuing the drowning child. Prisoners
of war always excited her most active
sympathy. Thcro was at Besangon a sort
of depot, of sick and wounded prisoners.
belonging to almost every country in Eu
rope. Martha worked for them, begged
for them, and nursed them in their illness.
Many a stout fellow was through her kind
offices, restored to tins friends who went
for bwntrn the banlts of the Tagus, the
Oder, or tbe Volga. -
During the years 1813 and l 814,Frnnce
was desolated by the horrors of war. Bister
Martha braved all the dangers of the battle
field, to carry succor to the wounded, wheth
er friends or enemies. She has been seen
to go to them under the . very mouth of the
cannon, and after the bloodiest actions
were ended, her place was in the field hos
pitals. On one occasion,' in" 1814, the
Duke of Qeggio met her, snd said; 'I have
long been familiar to your name,, raadame;
for whenever my sociers -are wounded,
their first cry always is .'Where i our sis-
Shortly afterwards she received, what
to a disposition like hers, was tbe sweetest
reward; she succeeded jn obtaining the
pardon of poor conscript Who bad desert
ed, and wbo bad been led out to be shot.
Sister Martha, however, was not- left with;
out worldly honors. In 1801, tbe Agri
cultural Society of Besangon presented ner
with a silver medal, on whioh- was inscrib
ed, homtyt to virtue. In 1851, the, war
minister sent her tbe decoration .of a cross;
and tbe same year th Emperor of Russia
sent her a gold medal. ' , The King of Prus
sia caused one of his ministers,- Prince
T?nrflArihrr rrt vrifA tior a Vf.te isf iVlflnlrB
for the cart 6hs bad bestowed ontheeirk'
aad wounded Prussian prisoners, aud the
letter was accompanied by an offering of
one hundred pieces of gold. The Emperor
of Austria and the King of Spain seat ber
decorations. On bis realoratfjn to his
throne, Louis XVlI,cVirei to soe ber,
and gave her a most grsuttrns Terepiion. -
The famine of 1817 exhausted all the
treasury of presents, which SiMer Martha
had received. She (bund means however,
to distribute gnHnftously to the poor, two
thousand portions of soup every day..
When the return of abundance put an end
to tbe sufferings of the people, and when
war had given place to peace, Sister Mar
tha retired to end bor days in peaceful 'Ob
scurity, and died , on . the 29ih of MaiVh;
1824, aged seventy-six years. . . : .
How sweet it is to contemplate a career
of benevolence in contrast with a life of
selHshnese, , Especially .delightful is it to
do so when kindness flows front Christian
principle, and is the fruit ?of love to God,
the only motive which can be regarded
with favor by the great searcher of hearts.
Niaoaba Falls Dobsticks os a Bsti
dbb. Dbab Editou : I have been to Ni
agara, you know; Niagara falls big rocks,
water foam, Table Rock, Indian curiosi
ties, squaws moecasins, stuffed Snakes rap
ids, wolves, Clifton House, Suspension
Bridge, place where the water runs swift,
the ladies faint, scream and get the paint
washed off their faces; where the aristo
cratic Indian ladies sit on the dirt and make
little bags: where all the inhabitants swin
dle strangers ; where tbe cars go ia a hur
ry, the Waiters are impudent and al the
small boys swear, , ,, - , -.- - .
' . When l came in sight of the suspension
bridge, I was vividly impressed with the
idea that it was somo bridge, in fact a con
siderable curiosity, and, a . considerable
bridge; took a glass of beer and walked up
to the Falls another glass df beer and
walked under the Falls; wautcd another
glass of beer.could'nt get it ; walkcdaway
from the Falls, wot through, mad, trium
phant, victorious, humbug 1 humhnx!
sir, all humbug 1 except the dabliness of
everything, which is a moist cerlainry and
the cupidity of everybody, which is a dia
bolical fact, and the Indians and niggers
everywhere, which is a Satanic truth.
Another glass of beer; 'twas forthcom
ing; immediately; also another, all of which
I drank, I then proceeded to drink a glass
of beer ; went over to the States, where I
procurod n glans of beer; went up stairs,
for which 1 paid a sixpence, over to Goat
Island for which I disbursed twenty-five
cents; hired tl guide, to v. horn 1 paid a
half a dollar; eneezod four limes at nine
cents a sneeze ; went up on the tower for
aquarter of a dollar ftnd lookodat the Falls
didn't fcclsubliniean'fttricd butcouldn'l;
took some beet and tried araith but fail
ed ; drank a glass of beer ami began to feel
better; thought the waters Were sent for,
and were on a journey to , thought the
place below was one sea of beer; Was going
to jump down and gutsotnc, guide- beldBre
sent over to tbe hotel to get a glass of beer
while 1 tried to write some poetry ; results
as follows: -
O thou (i-pray in one eye) awful (small
lobster in right shoe) sublime (both feet
wet) masterpiece of fiimmenV, what u
lie), the Almighty, terrible and majestic
art thou in tho tremendous might awful
(on ml to behold, (cramp in my right
shoulder), gigantic hugo and nice. Oli,
that thou tumbiest down, and rit-elh up
again in misty majesty to heaven ; thou
glorious parent of a thousand rainbows ;
what a huge, grand, awful, terrible, tre
mendous, infinite old swindling humbug
you are ; what are you doing thero, you
rapids -you know you've tumbled over the
rocks and can t get up again to save your
puny existence ; you make a great fuss,
don t you I .
Man came back with the beer, drank it
to the last drop, and wished there had been
a gallon more--walked out on a rock to
tho edge J woman on shore very much
frightened; I told her not to get excited if
I fell over, as I wouM sted right up again;
it would not be much of a fall any how;
got a glass of beer of a man, another of a
woman, anotlier of two small boys witn a
pail fifteen minutes elarsed when I pur
chased some more of an ludian woman and
imbibed it through a straw; it was'nt good
had to get a glass of beer to take the
taste out of my mouth; legs began to tan -o-la
un: effect of tho snrav in mv eves--
got hungry and 'wanted something to cat;
went into the eating house, caiiea ior n
plato of beans; when the plate brought the
waiter in his hand I took it, hung up my
beef and beaas on a nail, eat my bat, paid
a dollar to a nigger, and sided out on the
step walk; bought boy of a glass of dog
With a small beer and a neck on his tail,
with collar with a spot on the end ; got
some water in a tin cup, drank the cup,
placed tbe soda on the counter, and paid for
the money full of pocket; very bad head
ache; rubbed It against the lamp post and
then stumped along, station house caoe
along and said if I did't go straight he'd
take me lo the watchman ; tried to oblige
the station house very civil station house,
very; met a baby with an Irish woman and
a wheelbarrow in it, could't get out of the
way, she weuld't walk on tbe side walk,
but insisted on going on both sides of the
street at once; tried to walk between her;
consequence collision awful ; knocked out
the wheelbarrow's nose, broke the Irish
woman all to pieces,' baby loose, courthouse
handy, took me to the Constable, jnry eat
on me, and the jail said the magistrate
must take me to tbe constable; objected;
the dungeon put toe into the darkest con
stable in. the city; got out, and here I am
prepared to stkk to my original opinion
Niagara unus humbug! Bon tkeelni, ton
indignus admiralooni. ' -'J '' ' ' -
Yours unquestionably; -
1 Q. R. Philandbb DoBs-ncks, P. B.
r&.Close not your hearts against the
pleadings of wast. .To-day you may be
surrounded with wealth and affluence i to
morrow's sun may rise and find you a beg
gar a suppliant for charity from those.
perchance, vou have derided. Be charita
ble, therefore, unto your fellow man.
3T!To man esn avoid his own compa
ny, so he tad better make it as good a
. . waiTine at1 Tilt: rti,c.
' ' "" IS " wiad tH U' blottom,' :
. Whort4.tr,M4SMlnwtM, ,
"UMII r Mf4 aaMri,
. Wiiung at lb aula.'-'
BaUergUa uaoeg tfc eto, . -,'' ' ..
BaU'ir (Hide ; ifce.whil '
, BthfajatkMathw r.eue. . ' .. , u
Waiting n (Ha sttle.
' " l tbe b4(tln roe i Woamrng,' '- - v-
ia.paing ri4 witot4zll-. . j
rorUiight-,itartMrfieaber, ' '''
taiim,(hj avle. & ;.
Cml"te, l&m Uk kilt -M
- :ltfcrf,Htfet!T.4ile, ' ' " '
, Bt aba bean a vllr awr, .
V" alung at Ok elite. ' :j
Fovarooaaifphreak, tb atlrlofflu: '
A4 tfce dMwetaod ikIhiiK
- .- lib fca teamed life'aUao moaatng "' -
' -- Waltiag ai th autn,, -s
.' Twi SScaievataM: - -.
' ...X sa car asn thus stout, 'j -: .
mbjaad Uitwlvvd away the tear of want, . .
The bearrAbai molted at aantkWa woe,
WaraBU aad bleaamgafulluw bim." , :-.-! j,
Davia Wstl'.worth had th kmiest of
hearta. ; There was iicith-r iricte or bound
to bis berM-voktncc, except inability. And
bappy waa any man who had a tithe of the
prayers that wore daily sent up for the wel
fare of my friend, by the wretched and unj
fortunate whom his band had relieved.
I speak of prayers, for it was the only
reward he sought, and of course the only
reward he received; I mean here, but I
forgot.- - - i. r : .- ,
David Was paying his attention to an exj
ccllorit young lady of his own city. She
was wealthy, beatitirut and m'&Mh nibbed.
and eonseqUently ha J many suitor. A-
mong Uiem were rich and nobler ( iu ex
traction, 1 mean,) -and handsomer men
than David: iu import, there Was a kind of
straight-forwardness about my frtend that
tfiuld carry him somewhere near the heart
of his ruscerned mistress, even If an emper
or had been his rival.
The young lad v hit upon a project to put
the character of tier lovers to the lost. She
had come across a poor widow in distress,
in one of her excursions, and the idea
struck her that it would be a good oppor
tunity fo ascertain the stuff ihather lover's
hearts were made of. Letters were forth
with directed, setting forth the woman's
state, and forwarded to the different gen
tlemen, in the name of the w idow, and re
,T ho first was a lecture on idleness, be
ginning and concluding with the informa
tion that tlio writer was not accustomed
to give lo (hose ho d'd not know.' This
was from $10,000 a year! 'The second
advised her to apply to some of the benev
olent societies, whose business iv was lo re
lieve those who were truly in wan'. This
was from ono who had taken a leading pari
in several charilablo a."5ucia'Jniis, and
whose pharisaical liberality had lx-en bla
zoned in the Gazelle.. The lady thought
that, interested-as he was in those institu
tions, he displayed a cimn.-ndnble roluc-
tunuo about taking business out of their
hands. A third, from a good-hearlcd and
generous kind of fellow, enclosed Iter a
bve dollar bill, with ins compliments, sev
eral took Uo notice of tho gooi Human V
petition. . ... .
nut there was another answer winch tho
!adv read Willi far different feelings. ' It
was from David front f 800 .1 year and
I need not say, like himself, kind and con-
sol i n s pok cofthowritnr'snarrownieans
and also of tho principle he had adopted,
of never giving unless persuaded by the
Worthiness of thu Object, and concluding
by requesting an interflow, 'If, said ho,
1 find mVselt nnaild lo afford the assis
tance required, 1 may be of service in in
teresting others in youf behalf.''
Nor was this itiwe profession; for it was
but a week before the widow found herself
comfortably located, and engaged in a thri
ving business, and Carried on by the aid of
his frierida. Arid all this was carried on
in gendiho Scriptttre styb-1 there was no
sounding of trumpets; and the right hand
knew not the doings of the left. 13 ut hu
lady love was a silent observer of his con
duct, And he received it! arty a kind glance
from this quarter, of Which he little tut
poctcd the cause. She began to think the
homage of asplrit like his was not to be de
spised, and sho felt something tike the pal
pitation of the heart, as she questioned her
self respecting his intentions. V , '
Much was the tram or thought, which,
one evening, as is often the case, waa inter
rupted by a call from tho very person who
had been its canso. Hoilr after hour pass
ed by that night, and still David lingered.
He could not tear himsell away. . bhe is a
most fascinating creature, thought he, and
as good as she is beautiful. Can she eVer
bo mine? . And a cloud came over his fine
features, and be sat for a moment in silence. '
This suspense must be ended," said he to
himself as the clock struck eleven.
"You will certainly think me insuffera
bly tedious," said he, with a faint smile,
but 1 have been so pleasantly engaged as
to take no note of time. And the sin of tres
pass upon the rules of good breeding must
ie at your door. Besides, I have length
ened the visit," he continued after a pause,
"under me spprencnsion mat, as it nas
been tlie happiest, it might also be the lost
t shall be my good fortune to enjoy with
The lady looked at him with some sur
"JN.ay, ' said be, "the matter rests with
yourself. ' Will you forgive my presump
tion? 1 know that others mote worthy ot
you, at least nobler and wealthier, and
higher in the world's esteem, are striving
for tbe honor ot your hand. And yet 1
cannot Testrain myself from making an
avowal, which, though it msy te futile, is
yet but A deserved tribute to your worth."
And pe popped the question.
The lady did not swoon, turn pale. Uui
a Bush of gratification passed over be face.
and lighted her eye for a moment.
bhe frankly gave him. ber hand, and
looked up archely in his fare "the friend
of the fatherless and the widow," said she,
(Daiid blushed,) "cannot fail to make a
constant unr ant m vtmhy kutoani."
jCT-ibackarr says, , that a woman s
heart is just like a litbograpber'sstone,and
that what is once written upon it can't be
rubbed out. This is so. Let an heiress
once fix her affections on a stable boy, aod
all the preaching' in the world will, not
get her thoughts above oat-boxesand cur
MioBincsrr IUiiboad Ewrsataiaa.
The plan fot a railroad from Cranberry,
in Franoe, to Turin,' the cspiur rf Pied
mont; Uawersiwg the A Wr a ran), cat
through Mouat Cohio, it one of tb mom
gigantic schciues ,yst devised by modern
Mtgjncwra, and the public Bill bo interest
ed in a rnore exact aocoarit of ft, derived
from the . report of Mr. Henri .Maws, by
whom the Una has been surveyed for tbe
- Sunihg' front Turin, trm mad wilt as
oeBd the -valley "of a sawn Mrenwi called
Dora BJnna to Bardonavcbo, at the foot
of the Alps. The mountain ia here some
6400 feet high, and the length of the tun
no will be nearly six and a half mil,-r
Tbe mountain will t perforated tit a nor
UKrtvdireKim;rrytag Iherravl through
to Modane, ma the Are, a smart lrwm
which flows down into the lero. U. Mau
proposes to bore first a central gallery, 44j
foot wide, and 7 foet bigh, iTL order to
prepaTe . for fenWng the cxmph.'te tunnef,
whieh wi'rf be il fei Wide and 2J1 feet
high. Thr) boring will bi dme by ma
chines at each end, drives by wator power,
which is abundant, from the many brooks
that ron dowu the mouniaiu. . The grade
in the tunnel will have a descent from Bar
dounecho to MoJaueofCS feet 8 inches to
the mile, which may bj overcome Hihwt
by very heavy locomotives or by ittalkmary
power at each onJ with end Wan drag ropwj
if stationary piwer U Bsed Uw brook will
auWd ii cheaply. )'he m,v:huos to be- us
ed for the boring are devised by L Maua,
and as experiment have proved, will suf
fice to coaiplcui tbe excavation in from
to 5 years. When the mourttaia U entire
ly pierced, tho luoncl Will Vwb'41it iUelf.
although tbe great depth of the rock above
will Hot allow of perpendicular shafts; but
while the excavation i going on, ventila
tion will be provided by fita wheels driv
en by the bells and shaft's that connect the
boring machine with the power without.
The entire cost of tho tunnel, with a dou
ble track, M. Maus estimates at 13,772.000
francs, or &2,7o l.400; the whole road be
estimates will cost 35,000,000 francs, or
$7,000,000. .' ' :. ; .' v -
Tbibctb w rue Prms. Who has ever
met with a more eloquent tribute than the
following to tba Press: ,
-'WhcB Timsrtirw had finished bund
ing his pyramid of seventy thousand skulli,!
and was seen alandmg at the gate of Da
mascus, glittering with steel, wi'Ji h'w kit
tle axe on hii shoulder, till his hosts filed
?nt to ne w victories anJ carn.-ige, the pafe
looker un might have fancied that mtdre
was in her dea.'h-throcs for hovue and
despair had taken piastjiion of the ear.h,
and tho snn of mankind seemed selling in
seas of blood. Yet it might be that on that
vcrygala day of Tamerlane, a little boy
was playing at nine pins in the streets of
Mcntz, -whose history was more important
than twenty Tamer Lines The Tartar Khan
with his havyy deBa of the forest, piss
ed away like a whirlwinJ, to bo forgotten ;
and that German arliz.ui has wrou-'ht a
benefit which ta yet immeasurably eip.tnd
ing itself." throughout all couutrics aod
through all lime. ' What are the conquest
and expeditions of Captains from. Walter
the peiinile,to Napoleon Bo:i;ip-trtc, com
pared to the moveable type of Jhnnes
Faust? Foreign lierine.' .
Tub EnbrcIih vf a' Yorfdrcf. PUs tt.
Mr. E. Mcrrtun, who does np tho extra
ordinary for the New York press, in an ef
fusion produced under the effect of the late
heat, says: '
"It will be foand by future, fon t eontiri-
cd observations upon the tempertttfreoTddr
atmospliere, that the great and sddden
changes in temperHtUr Ata.proJvceJ bv
lit tnerfrittof imrgmtthfut plantt.',
Whereupon the Commercial remarks:
How thankful should we be that onr lot
has been dnring the youth of our planet.
If its youthful energies are capable of pro
ducing such Intense treat as We have experi
enced during tlio' List three day, what a
scorenmg lime awaits tnose who are to
dwell npon it when it puts forth the ener
gies of maturity. ; Alts! for the poor New
Yorkers in 3854.
irTlie widow of a printer in Germa
ny, many years ago, while a new edition
of the Bible was printing at her bouse, one
night took . an opportunity of going into
the office, to alter tbat sentence -of sub
jection to her hdsbatld, prOrit3H6a 'tfpbn
hve m Genesis chap. 3, v. 16. fihe took
out the first two letters from a German
word, and substituting Others in their
nlacc. alterinrr the sentence TrOm "bfid ha
shall bo thy iW.' to "arid ho shall be thy
toot. " It is said thai her hie paid fot llM
intentional erratum; Snd that sornfc secret
ed copies of this edition hare been bought
at high prices.
Apht Faust's C-bkd abopt CurLn'REir.
I believe in great rntind apples and big
slices ot good plinn gingerbread tor chil
dren: . ;
I believe in making their clothes loose
enough to enable them to eat it an. and
iumn round in when thv rt thron-rli. -
1 believe in not giving away their little
property, such as dolls, wr.es, balls, hoops,
ana me like, without their leave.
I believe in not promising them a ride,
snd then forgetting all about it
1 believe in not leasiorr Uiem for amose
ment, and then punishing them for tfemg
I believe in Hot allowing Bridget and
Betty to box their ears, because the pot
boils over, or because their beaux did nt
come the e veniAg before.
' I believe no bouse can be properly fur
nished without at least a dozen children ia
' jfIf there be a etas of beings on
earth who may properly be denominated
low, it is that cuss who spend without
earning, euutuiKunra uvu, u.m.u..ii,
who dissipate on the earnings of their lath-
ere or relatives, withmt being anything iu
and -of themselves. ' ....
XSTlsVe awsy the . feeling that each
man must depend upon himelf...lnd be
relaxes bis diligecce. Every,inan cam,
into the world to do something.
" Ufb aiid DoUssv The sojourner i
our City Hotel ar familiar with the mo'
dest tone in which the words "New Yorb
Herald," "Tiibune.'.' lms,,! "BaW
mors Sun." "lnUHienm,' "Union,";
etc., fall upon their ears from a' respeetabl
elderly gentleman in tba. newspaper Jin.
At break of day you may find him at the
Rail road Depot, with bis handle f 4bew
nps of huy life." at breakfast lime b
is at the hotel ready to err binge his com-)
n?diii for tbe ready cath; and again, at
midnight draw near you will find him pur
suing the even tfKwof hw'waf , prein
his safes.- Wa have observed htm for ma'
y years going regularly thftngb this tout
tine. Many wonder if he iVey skx-ps. -. If
"eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,"
he ia entitled to (lie largest that may.be
had. A curiosity is often; manifested Id
know his history Snane say that by drni
of such untiring Industry and persevere- o
I e has laid up something haudaome for a
'IraiBy day." . . v .-
"t3ne morning list week, sV trw Hon.
Lewis D. CarnphuO, M Ohi, Was passing
from the breakfast Fodta hi the 'National
with his mornirtaj ifiail, this -veteran
ncwsvemler met liim at tho foot of Urn
tho flight of step, hear ' the' office. Hi t
eye caught tho tithv 'Cincinnati Gazetto,'
to n paper in Mr. C.'s hand, andr with a
pecnUar exprestsir-tt, be remarked :-- ' ;
, "Ah. the old Ciuoinnali Gautt!";, -
Mr Campbell baited, obeerving, ".You,
have it not In your package?"
' "No, bdt I took it once." ": K
Mr. CAMratLt.- "Whoa?" ' '
"In 1838, when CbarliU Hammond ws-i
editor, and I was in tbe firm of Carrington
k Wells, wholcsalo merchants. Main UH-t
Mr. Caupbux. "I recollect the Crnit
for I Was then a printer's devit in thj Ga
zette office, obJ faithfully through wintry
storms carried the paper to you. . Ws arf
living monuments of the 'ups and dowm',
Here a strange expression pa-ised over
the countenance of Wells, and Mr. 'V.,
foaringlbat he might awsten unpleasant re-1
moni licences in connection wiih his cbaogei
of fortune, left, with "God give you suc
cess; your energy deserves it r'
How illustrative of the vhangos Of fickln
fortune I The carrrsry v.f the Views of
that day to the wholesale merchant is now
a member f the American Congres,- and
Uie wholesale toC'rcbanl now carried the
newspapef tJ3 him ! Xaliouai Intft. .;
ibw Tjmav Mrs. Slowo in ber
new book, gives tho following description
of the Yew tree, of which we have read ao
ranch in English literature :. , - .
." Ifore id KtigLtnJ, I think they have
vegcUl'lo creations rfiMe on purpose to g'f
with olJ, dusly buildings, and ibis Yt tv
tree is one of them." It has rwethr-r .V
most coblin-lile, bowitched air, with it.-!'
dusty Jblack leaves and ragged branches.'
throwing themselves straight out With odd
twists ttnd angular Coos, and might ptlt tt i
in mind of an old raven with some of hi
f-athers pullet! out, or s black cat With her"
hair stroked the Wrong way, "r anV o'htr
strange, nnranny thing: Betides this, they
live almost forever, for when they - haiti.
grown so old itvtt arlj respectable tree ouhl
to be thinkingtf dying, they only take au
other twist Slid so live on another hundred
years. . I saw some in England seven hun
dred yrrlrs old, and they had grown q-oeet-'
cr every century 1" .
- Chabacteo. A iHissti-p may destroy
life. One sin may ruin ydiir character.
Did rod ever reflect on the consequence of
a single indulgence in vice? - The best men
have fallen through the suggestion of ano
ther. How careful you should be whitii
in the freshness of your days, lest a blight'
fall on you forever. If invited to places of
retort, where it is difficult to decide, tski'
the safe course, stay away, and save your
This is S icWel of inestimable value, ton
precious to be put in jeopardy. " No ma:t
ever regrets (hat be kept aloof from tempt
ation, anl to the dose of lifo be exprcsse.
hi joy that he was saved from the path of
shame, by giving a decisive negative, wheti
tho voice of pleasure beckoned him on. B-J
decided, 'and you are Safe ; yield and mil
may be lost. VYatcb with diligence, and
guard every avenue througb which sin
msy reach you. In no other way will you
be sure to overcome tbe world.
Baaix Right. Are Vtfajiist stepping on
tlio thresh hold of life?" Secure a good mor
al character. - Without virtue you cannot
be respected; without integrity ean never
two to distinction and honor, lwi m
ipoor, perhaps. No matter, poverty iv of-
tener blessing than n earse.- Look at tuo
'young man who is heir to half a million .
What is his stanfingT Df what use is b
to the world? You must make yourself.
9" An exchsnge says, "Waterproof
houses made of Gutta Percha 6laba, are
now being manufactured. There is one
advantage about this styl of houses an J
that is, you csn bend the chimney to suit.
ST The failiogs Vf r!AtT.ir rrooti
ttVXSSZ a wU deserving
mWiall inert i toore reproaches than
aThUvirtue. pra-ule: such is the force of
ill-wlil and ill.-wttare. .
Vower and liberty are like beat and
moisTure; where they are well mixed ty
-v thinff nepers; where they aro singU
they are ofteV destructive. :
jra-Be sloV to choose a friend, and
slower to BbBB bim.
timati withfew; oorn no ;nB .foi r his pov
erty; nonorn rnfof bix wealth-
-VmUwo havo heard in a
longtmK. wa, tmS&V lJ,
U, was Pf"-Jv v J.,TtJb-r
trail nmraw m. arj-e ..--j -
i - j , AwrimuHl IB Bi er w
Jbr-B wfiv casually Tnabfy shut
I' -srviey had .ecjmmeneeo. . - .
in very i
scmmcnu.- -- - t.neM
LD2 theyoor "- by theiti
wy at lenT Jl, J.
z . r. tnam. . aa. , k
eppreionpr ;;v: V v. ;
iT ?v - if I wstb reA:hi?.jm
r . j a bof la, yea w?ul J , M l" '