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JANUARY 2, 1874
COURTSHIP AFTER HAR
RliGE. " Now is this what 1 call com
fort," said Madge Harley as she
eat down by here neighbor's fire
one eTening; " here yoa are at
your sewing, with the kettle steam
ing on the hob, and the - tea-things
on the table, expecting every , Win
ute to hear . your husband's step,
and see his kind face look in at the
door. Ah ! if my husband was but
like yours, Janet."
" He is like mine in many of his
ways," said Janet, with a smile,
" and if you will allow me to speak
plainly, he would be still more like
him if you took more pains to make
" What do you mean ?" cried
Madge ; " our house is as clean as
your's; I mend my husband's
clothes, and cook his dinner as care
fully as any woman in the parish,
and yet he never stays at home cf
an evening, while you sit here by
your cheerful fire night after night
as happy as can be." -
A a Itonnw fia Attn r A am z - '
saiJS&er friend gravely ; " yes, n2
snau i tell you the secret of
1 wish you would, saidMadgd
with a deep sieh : " it is miser Jl
live as I do now." if
" Well, then," said Janet, speal
ing slowly and distinctly, " I let tfiy
husband see that 1 love him still,
and that I learn every day to love
him more. Love is the chain that
binds him to his home. The world
may call it foily, but the world is
not my lawgiver."
And do you really think," ex
claimed Madge in surprise, " that
husbands care for that sort of
' r cf love do yu J'tlllLlW1 'Vtea
" Yes ; they don't feel at gall as
we do, Janet, and it don't take
many years of married life to make
them think of a wife as a 'sort of
A libel, Madge," said Mrs. Mat
son, laughing ; I wont allow you
to sit in William's chair and talk
" No, because your busband is
different, tmd values his wife's love,
while John cares for me only as his
"I dont think that," said Janet,
" although I know that he said to
my husband the other day that
courting time was the happiest of a
man's life. William reminded him
that there is greater happiness than
that, even on earth, if men but give
their hearts to Christ. I know
John did not alter his opinion, but
he went away still thinking of his
courting time as a joy too great to
" Dear fellow," cried Madge,
smiling through her tears. " I do
believe he was very happy then.
remember I nsed to listen far his
steps as I sat with my dear mother
by the fire, longing lor the happi
ness of seeing him."
" Just so," said Janet ; "do you
ever feel like that now.
Madge hesitated. 'jWell, no;
" And why not ?"
" I don't know," said Madge :
" married people give up that sort
do you mean?" asked
" No, but what people call be
mg sentimental," xLd Mrs. Harley.
" Longing to stJ your husband is
a proper sentime1'
" But some pejfjle are ridiculous
ly foolish before others, reasoned
' That proves they want sense.
I am not likely to approve of that,
as William would soon tell you : all
I want is that wifves would let their
husbands know they are still loved."
'But men io vain said Madge,are
that it is dangerous to show them
Her friend looked up, '0, Madge,
what are you saying? Have you,
then, married with the notion that it
is not good for John to believe you
love him :
" No. but it is not wise to show
that you care too much for them.
" Say 1 and him ; do not tait o
husbands in general ; but of yours
'He thinks quite enough of him
sell already, I assure you.
Dear Madge.' said Janet, . smil
ing, 4 would it do you any harm to
receive a little more attention from
your husband ?
'Of course not. I wish he'd
C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1874.
try, and Mrs. Harley laughed at
Then you don't think enough of
yourself already!? - and nothing
would makeyoa yam, 1 suppose r
Madge colored, and all the more
when she perceived1 that William
Ma son had comb in quitely, and
was now standing behind Janet's
chair. This of course, put annd
to the conversation. Madge re
turned to her owr? lome to think
of Janets . werda. -'and:' to confess
secretly they were wise.
Hour passed before John Harley
returned home. He was a man of
good abilities, and well to do in
the world : and having married
Madge because he truly loved her,
he had expected to have a happy
home. . lint partly because he was
reserved and sensitive, partly be
cause Madge feared to make him
vain, they had grown very cold to
each other, so cold that John be
gan to think the ale-house a more
comfortable place than his own fire
side. That night the rain fell in tor
rents, the winds howled, and it was
not until the midnight hour had
mved that Harley left the pubhe-
ouse and hastened toward his cot-
acta. Ha was wc mronim wnen
... 1 V
the at length crossed the threshold;
he was, as he gruffly muttered,
( used to that ;' bat he was not
used to the tone and look with which
his wife drew near to welcome him,
nor to find warm clothes by a crack
ling fire, and slippers on the hearth
nor to hear no reproach for late
nours, ana neglect, ana airty ioot
marks as he sat in his arm-chair
Soma change had come to Madge
he was very sure. She wore
dress he had bought her years ago,
with a neat linen collar ronnd the
neck, and had a cap trimmed with
white ribbons, on her head.
'You are smart, Madge, he
exclaimed at last, when he had
started at her for some
time in silence. " Who has been
her rorik tKwwiiux for
no one JSntil you
Madge, half laughing.
1 ? .Nonsense; you didn t dress
for me: cnedJohn.
You won't believe it, perhaps
but I did. I have been talk
ing with Mrs. Mason this evening,
and she hes given me some very
good advice. So now, John what
would youhke for your supper I
John, who was wont to steal to
the shelf at night and content him
self with anything he could hnd,
thought Madge's offer too excellent
to be refused, and very soon a large
bowl of chocolate was steaming on
the table. Then his wife sat down,
for a wonder, by his side and talk"
ed a little, and listened, and look
ed pleased, when at last, as if he
could not help it, he said, Dear
old Madge !'
lhat was enough : her elbow
somehow found its way to the arm
oi his great chair, and!she sat quiet
ly looking at the fire. After awhile
John spoke again :
' Madge, dear, do you remember
the old days when we used to sit
side by side in your mother's kitch
" I was a younger man then.
Madge, and as they told me, hand
some; now l am growing older,
plainer, duller. Then you you
loved me : do you love me ttill ?
She looked up in his face and her
eyes answered him. it was like
going back to the old days to feel
his arm around her as her head lay
on his shoulder, and to hear once
again the kind words meant for her
She never at once asked if this
would make him "vain :" she knew,
as if by instinct that it was making
him a wiser, a more thought
ful, more earnest"hearted man.
And when after a hantv silence, he
took down the big Bible, and read
a chapter, as he had been want to
read to her mother in former times,
she bowed her head and prayed.
Yes prayed for pardon, through
the blood of Jesus Christ for
strength to fulfill every duty in the
future tor the all-powerful mfluen
ces of the Spirit, for blessings on
her husband evermore.
She prayed and not in vain.
A schoolboy being requested to
write a composition upon the sbject
of "Pins," produced ;the following :
"Pins are yery useful. They have
saved the lives of a great many
men. women, and children in fact,
whola families." "How so?" asked
the tmizled teacher. And the boy
replied, "Why, by not swallowing
them. This matches ine story oi
the other boy, who defined salt as
"the stuff that makes potatoes taste
bad when you don't put 9a ay
Voorhees Retires from
Hon. D. W. Voorhees, of In-.
diana, has announced his intention
to retire from politics, says that on
the new questions to arise new men
will be needed. In a conversation
recently he made the following
" I have made my last political
speech before the people, and I am
glad of it. The pleasure cf pursu
ing my private concern as a citizen,
is exceeding grateful to my feel
ings, more so than you can concieve.
I went early into politics. I mi;lit
have been elected to Congress at
twenty-four ; had my age allowed
1 should have been. 1 have been
nine years at Washington, and
know all about it. I have fought
my battles as I conceived to be
right. But all the old issues have
passed away, and henceforth new
ones will arise. And upon the new
questions a new set of men will be
demanded by the people. Some
old politicians try to force them
selves into notice after their day
has gone by, but it is very unwise.
rarties will be changed in ellect,
but not in name perhaps. The
democratic party will liberalize its
organization ; and if it is done wise
ly, so as to unite the elements of
disaffection against the present
order, may be able to elect a Pres
dent. The name need not neces
sarily be changed, but the party
must be essentially anew one."
Affairs in Spain Tho Carlists Still in
Spanish affairs do not indicate
many encouraging signs of improve
ment. Cartagena still holds out;
and, although we are now told that
General Deminguez is making ac
tive preparations for an assault, it
is not impossible that the rebel city
may defy the national government
for months to come. In almost any
"other country the town would have
been taken by storm locg -o. In
f fho.o'cTooTnfl trt hp no oul in the
Spanish armies. The soldiers will
not fight. This is just as apparent
in the Army of the North as in the
V V A w w v vmw - -
Army of the Southeast. According
to one of our latest despatches the
republican forces under the command
of General Monones are surrounded
by thirty thousand Carlists, and all
way of escape except by sea is cut
off. Steamers, it is said, have been
sent to San Sebastian to take on
board the retreating troops. It is
quite possible that this news is a
little too highly colored; but that
there is some good foundation lor
the report we have no justifiable
reason to doubt. For some time
past we have heard but little of the
Carlists. The silence has been al
most ominous, it there be any
truth in the above report, it is
quite clear that the Carlists during
these weeKs ot quiet nave not oeen
idle. The presumption is that
while we were led to believe that
they were brokan up and dispersed
they were concentrating ineir
strength. With thirty thousand
soldiers at his back Don Carlos
ought not to have much difficulty in
forcing his way to th
capital. N. Y. Herald.
A Pithy Sermon.
Many a sermon has been spun
out to an hour's length that did not
contain a tithe of the sound, moral
instruction and counsel to be found
in the following brief and pithy ser
mon from the pen of that witty and
racy writer, Rev. Dr. John Todd,
You are the architects of your
own fortunes, xtely upon your
strength of body and soul; take for
your motto self-reliance, honesty
and industry; for your stars, faith,
perseverence and pluck; and in
scribe on your banner :
" Bejust and fear not.. Don't
take too much advice; stay at the
helm and steer your ship. Strike
out. Think well of yourselves.
Fire above the mark you intend to
hit. Assume your position. Don't
practice excessive humility. You
can't get above your level water
don't run up hill. Pull your pota
toes in a cart over a rough road and
the small ones will go to the bottom.
Energy, invincible determination,
with the right motive, are the
levers that move the world. The
great art of commanding is to take
a fair share of the world. Civility
cost nothing and buys everything.
Don't drink ; don't smoke ; don't
swear; don't gamble; don't lie; don't
decieve or steal; don't tattle. Be
polite; be generous; be self-reliant.
Read good books. Love your fellow-man
as well as yon love God.
Love your country and obey its laws.
Lot truth. LoYe honor. Always
Hon. D. W.
do what your conscience tells is
your duty, and leave the conse
quence to God' . ' ;
: -o - - "
A Thousand Boys Wanted.
There are always boys enough in
the market, but some of them are of
little use. The kind that aro aU
1. Honest. G. Obedient. ;
2. Pure. 7. Steady. ! .
8. Obliging. ?
0, Polite. - .
One thousand fr?t-rat
open for a thousand boys
up to this standard,
Each boy can suit bis taste as to
the kind of business he would perfer.
The places are reatiy ia every kind
of these places of trade and
art are already filled by bovs who
lack some of the most important
points, but they will soon bo vacant.
One has an ofliee where the lad
who has the situation is losing his
first point. He likes to attend the
singing saloon and the theatre.
This costs more money than lie can
afford, but somehow he manages to
be there frequently.
liis employers arc quietly watch1'
ing to learn how he gets so much
spending money; they will soon dis
cover a leak in the money drawer,
detect the dishonest boy, and his
place will be ready for some one
who is now getting ready for it by
observing point No. I, and being
truthful in all his ways.
Some soon Lo vacant because tho
boys have been poisoned by read
ing bad books, r.uch as they would
not dare to show their fathers, and
would be ashamed to htive their
The impure thoughts suggested
bv these books will lead to vicious
acts ; the boys will be ruined, and
their places must be filled.
VOio will be ready for one of
those vacancies ?
An Cld Tortoise. r-
In thelhall of the Ep.sTC7nrr!K:
ace of Peterborough there is
preserved under a glass case
shell of a large tortoise, which
pears to have been a double "cen
tenarian." Beside tho shell there
is a description of this remarka
ble animal, a copy of which the
Lord Bishop of Peterborough
kindly permits me to send to JYotcs
and Queries :
"THE PETERBOROUGH TORTOISE."
" It is well ascertained that this
tortoise must have lived about two
hundred and twenty years. Bis
hop Parsons had remembered it for
more than sixty years, ai.d had not
recognized in it any visible ch:nge.
Bishop Marsh (in whoso lime it died)
was the seventh who had worn the mi
tre during its sojourn here. It3 shell
was perforated (as is seen) in - order
to attach it to a tree, to keep it
from, or rather to limit its ravages
among the strawberries, cf which it
was excassivcly fond. It ate all
kinds of fruit, and sometimes a plat
of gooseberries at a time, but it
macle tho greatest havoc among tho
strawberries. It knew the garden
ers well (of whom it had seen many.)
j and would always keep near them
when they were gathering trait, etc.
It could bear almost any weight;
sometimes as much as eighteen
stone was laid upon its back. About
October it used to bury itself, in a
particular spot of the garden, at a
depth of one or two feet, according
to the severity of the approaching
season, where it would remain with
out food until the following April,
when it would again emerge from its
" Palace Peterborough,
" The bishops during whose time
it lived were: 1. John Thomas,
1747-1757; 2. Richard Terrick,
1757; 3. Robert Lamb, 1704; 4.
John Hincheliffe, 17G0; 5. Spencer
Madan, 1794; G. John Persons,
1813: 7. Herbert Marsh, 1S19
1839. Notes and Queriea.
Give Them Work.
Children enjoy playtime all
more if they have work to do on
occasion. If you would have your
little ones interested in home "and
its surroundings, and also have
them grow up to love work, and to
depend upon that for their happi
ness, give them apersonal interest
in soiaethiDg. One child may have
apiece of ground and be allowed to
cultivate it, appropriating the pro
ceeds as he pleases. Another may
have a few fowls and be taught to
keep an account of their eggs and
cost of their keeping. Even in
towns, something cf this kind may
be planned for each little one, which
will combine profits with pleasure,
and giyc them habits of industry.
Tho Week of United prayer. Thromjh
: , out the- World. ;, .
The following have been' sugges
ted by the EvarigelicaT. Alliance
as suitable topics for xhoratation
and prayer on the days of the
"Week of Prayer:'' ' '
Sunday, January 4. Sermons :
The unity of the Christian Church.
The real oneness of all ' true be
lievers. Hindrances and motives
to union. John xvii. 21; 22,23.
giving: For national,
and personal mercies, both spiritual
and temporal. Confession; Un
worthiness and guilt of our people
and ourselves. Dan. ix 7.
Tuesday, January C Prayei:
For the Christian Church; for the
increase of faith and holiness, love,
and power : and for the more abun
dant grace of the Holy Spirit. Col,
i. 0, 10 11.
Wednesday, January 7 Prayer
for families: Home and parental
lnliucrice. bcaools, private and
public. Sons and daughters absent
from home. Children in sickness
and affliction. The- erring and dis
obedient. Ps. cxv. 12. 13. 14;
Thursday, January 8. Prayer :
For nation?; for peace among men;
for public virtue and righteousness;
for the banishment of intemperance,
infidelity, superstition, and error,
and for he diffusion ' of pure
Christian literature. Isa. lx. 17, 18.
Friday, Jaunary 0. Prayer; For
the cirangelisation of European
countries; for the conversation of
Israel; for the spread of the gospel
in Mohammedan and heathen lands;
for persecuted and suffering. Chris
tians. Ps. ixviii. 31; exxii. C;
ileb. xiii. 3.
Saturday, January 10 Prayer;
In review of the events of 1873.
Recognition of the providence of
God. Happy issue of the divine
dispensations. Isa. xxxi. 8. 9.
Sunday, January 11. Sermons:
Subject, Christ's kingdom universal
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G od in ITaturo.
When Napoleon was returning
from his campaign iti Egypt
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the deck of the vessel under the
open canopy of the heavens, sur
rounded by his captains ' and gen
erals. Tho conversation had taken
a skeptical direction, and most of
the party had corabatsd Divine
Existence. Napoleon sat ' silent
and musing, when suddenly raising
his hand, and pointing at the cry
staling finnancnt, crowded with its
mildly saining pianeis.and its keen
rs, he broke out m
startling cones mat so oucn
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millions : " Gentleman
who made ail that ?" The "eternal
power and gcdhead" of the Creator
are impressed by "the things, that
arc made;" and these words of
Napoleon to his reslhctic captains
sileuced them. And the same im
pression is made the world , over.
Go to-day into the heart of Africa,
or into the center of New Holland;
select the most irnbrutcd pagan
that can be found; take him out to
a clear starlit heaven and ask him
who made all that, and the idea of a
Superior being, superior to all his
fetiches and idols, possessing eternal
power and godhead, immediately
emerges in his consciousness." The
instant the missionary t takes thi3
lustful idolater away ' from tho
circle of hio idols, and brings him
face to face with the heavens and
the earth, as Napokon brought his
captains, constitutional idea, dawns
again, and the pagan trembles be
fore tho unseen power. Professor
Carrier-Pigeoas in the Long Ago.
Diodorus states that: . carrier
pigeons were trained -for carrying
intelligence as long ago. as two
centuries before the Christian era,
and it is known that in Turkey,
fi"e hundred years ago. there was
a regularly organized pigeoVpost,
work by means of a chain of stations,
consisting of high towers at distan
ces of thirty or forty miles apart.
The message was written on thin
paper, enclosed in a small gold
casket, which was affixed to the neck
of the bird. The Greeks used
pigeons for sending news of 'results
at the ' Olympic games, jut as
flights of them are pent away from
Epsam on a Derby day. A pigeon
djed with a Tyriau purple hue, and
dispatched to a family homestead,
mount that Le young scion of the
house had come out victorious. Love
messages were, interchanged between
enamored maiden.? and their sweet
hearts by means of confidential
pigeon3 at least so says A'ncreon,
the singer of women and wine.
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