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THE POTTER JOURNAL
HEWS ITEM.
Jno. S. Mann,
Propritior.
KIUME XXIV, NO. 35.
lie POTTER JOURNAL
AND
>EYB ITEM.
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If I Should Tell You.
If I should tell you half t!ic bitter wot?
W"hie!i I have known ■ tfceWely toilsome years.
The ir:.m r .e<J lii.jv-., the s >ri s deep and slow.
The Li k->, th- h>> es and the hidden tears—
Your eye would fill, your tender heart would
bleed, -
) And you would cry. in sympathetic pain:
"Poor straggling soul, ydi have been tried indeed
| ..1 • a er pity you agaii .*•
Bat if. in-tead. 1 shmi d rehearse to yr.u
The many blessings my life lias held,
Tlie happy d ijs. fn.-uds beloved and tree,
The lofty hopes and dreams yet undispelled,
The loves nndytng an-1 the peaceful rest,
A our ready dps would breathe an >Uier strain.
"71- ■ .'• sou'.y.iu have indeed been Uest,
Ah, I shall never cnv7 yu again."
And yet both ta: s were true: tflce all the rest
My :f< .... . ; • t and plo 'Ttry phase;
i Ah. h . yhe -i ■ thin In* '-reast
The fair re fleet 1 n of his u:> s.
Their is in p ,n wr • at - "ie n i-f;
There i- n :• y vitbout some pant: eutold:
- The i>\vu .\eb .-w rap;-d with,):, ke-t g: it-f.
Holds iniisv. ■ -f - .ae threads of tender gold.
And n -t in vain V e thorny way i- cr--^sed
Ity any f i-n-sf - •;:'. wi i pissii'j through
hsrt. only t! is—oh. !e— n often ios-r'
That otiier si' n; uN j ,ve suffered too.
••f • s.j ; di.tr f. ii.is as herei-of ire,
S: J os for my ioy and tears for mv dfstiess,
sin •. cs'ery xinile 1 d-ei:i one blessing mure,
At:. e-.e y tea 1 count one sorrow lex,.
—Florin/.' p re.
T tlw-JorpNAL
7—Durßbs on the Career oi the lute
Etnp -ror of the French.
Whin the smoke of bittie tuvel-
( l i ■•■•s the living au J th- •k*a<;. one
may n>t !••• a 1 >le to see to which rank
his friends belong. Let a great event
startle the nations and but little i>
di -eernable till the agitation subsides,
vn i the tumult of cla-hing opinio;;-
yields to calm again.
! W hen Napoleon IJI full, wc c<m!d
only think of a Calaveras u ant f.:l
ling down, down, rocking the hoarv
forest; its crash re-echoing till the
whole v.. od was alive with reverK-r
--atioß9.
V e took up a journal, the or<ran of
: one party, and read "Napoleon 111.
...E UIISCRUJIUI I.s Ll.sutiiiß. IS GONE.
The worid is freed fcoxn thecunning
e-t t\ ra!R tcv i-r laid Lis pe
sve hand upon a nation. France
wi'l never be ensnared by his wilv
p y.r r her free eitiztits be <1 rivc-n
fo * :_i ,t .r a? lUi stracTlou fVr
...> Die. . air.' ;t on.
T .rough tlie same mail came rn
: er < iy ti.e sj'irit and the word
jof the criticism were different:
•• Engiam:. v it:, other great prwers.
is in :r. urning for the migL'.y
di.;. I': t chief of statesmen is i:
more. He who ruled tlie tri-aeher
us French people so wisely, wi.- •
re-traim 1 the lawless mot. firmly,
guided the - ipof s*at" t; r ngh da ' .
tempest in is v iters v.-ith such a
mighty, y t get !• 1 and, ks felt the
shafts ,jf iugralitudc; his heart is
broken!"
Bueh a*c s -me of the uflictir.g
oj.ini ti. - who view the snV
j. ts fr m t ie- v.iri us standpoints of
political elevation. Butth<ethings
i are tx> high for us v 3.• -.t in i:e val
ley, and we know not the truth of
this or that. Let, from our low
; place, we have been accustomed to
observe the rn< >re closely the ''stately
I su-j'pings" of the fallen monarch, ix
■ rau e we have n.ar 1 uf inm from the
lips of those who knew him in tin
lire of hi- youth, the humiliation of
exile, from t!io-e who encainm l by
, his -.in at ni _Lt in ti.- mimic wat fan
of the military school, and who, long
after, wo-re sumn. m- 1 to arm- to re
.-ist his power. From these stories,
heard in childhood, and from inatnr-.
er observation, we Lav e drawn con
clu-ions as to the rnoti't ]->iur that
-truck f r the bold dee-os he did, the
ruin t'.iat be suffered.
The thoughts we may offer are
simple, but the lt>- n is wholesome
and may do us good.
For ages to come hi.-torians will
dig about th<- routs of this great iife
| and will analy-e it- character.
' It is ever the . ul of man that is
the imp iling power. We say, "the
x idmakothi man." Nay, but the
fount of gotd and evil i.- back of
this; it- waves of emotion surge
through every human breast. Itim
j'.-lsto !io or here aii ha-em— there;
it swells t ie iienrt with the joy of
giving, or „ 'her- • verything als-ut
the central figure—fj r .
And lie .-'"•/ of Napdeon bowed
%n to one idol in e-xclu-ive wor
t-Lip. That idol uas I'ovver. II i
devotion was fervent and worthy of
a better object* Had be asked (itxl
COUDERSPOET, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1873.
to touch his human heart with the
beauty of His holiness and turn its
tidal wave, what good might he have
wrought for himself and for the na
tions. But instead, he seems to have
set up the shrine of his idol in each
reversed position of his changeful
life.
When an exile iD Switzerland, his
fellow stuoents called him the mean
est and yet the most generous of tbem
all. The same craving for power
that aroused worthy scorn for his un
scjupulous efforts to promote himself
in the game, the military drill, or the
clas.-, made him also unbounded in
t he magnificent and generous displays
of L.s hospitality. By craft and ar
tifice he could displace one w:o had
long held his honors through patient
toil; then, suddenly, he could be
come tlie friend, the champion of l is
victim, and in all delicate, knightly
w; _v - win his allegiance; so. gaining
first the victory, then the heart of
hi- foe.
Ilk worship at the shrine of Power
explains the double perfidy connected
with the work on the military tactics
ff Switzerland. When the molest
Swi-,. general, tacitly acknowle iging
Napoleon's commanding intellect,
a -ked him to give shape and express
t the mass of facts that he would
confide to him, he meant that his
hx>k shoul d be nameless. He thought
< ldy of benefitting the army of t L e
I:* tie Republic h<- was sen ing. Those
facss were the delicate, L it rich pos
session of a country that ha 1 Teen
its best treasure, its most giitv I mind
s' rc •, to nourish and perfi in-- -tun
! Ill:litnrv operation that . "; t Y p
b;e powerful border monarchies ir.
fibeyai.ee.
No wonder that the brave -i-irit of
the moui. aiu Republic ret i-i'i-.d w 1 -er.
'he name of Naj*>leon,the r-yal -xik
whom they had protect- 1 1. apj ear i
u> the sole author iff a w rk t
t'.-e result of years of patient thought
on the part of another. Keener yc
. . . uvi' 1. en the thru-t v L<-n th
- ••uit "Military Tactics'' were cni
p< i by the powe bsl u-urp
f.g" :;i-7 the people an i '.. i i me of
aii'iptrou.
.Men -ay Nap -1 eon w-xgr* it; 5 ;t
v ~- th ■• >ul of the man _ -at: Nr.- .
...1 too narrow to admit if any j •
*hat was not the outgrowth of Li
ven sdv ai cement. Ti ■ay h" was
grauful, and n vor forgot a kind
:a-- t him or hi-; but when
was he tr teful f ra dei I i e t•-
Luui.iTiity t Hi said by his acts: "1
b ive been a refugee, living in obscu-|
by, but Fran snail vet bow to!
me; t:.e w.r 1 - al yet se li>
ih. ; v. it.i j ower"; aDd w tli out
troke of his strong right ar n ii:
cLtnhi s were clef, asunder a i L>
-prang to the throne of i rauce. Wr.i.*
. e ntia t to that was i is su-.d a ut.d
utter overthrow! Tb: two ae ever
c upled in our thoughts. All our
resiii'meut u.ells into pity when v.i
st Lim bearing in silence Lis great
s Grow and reverses, stand ug ar
out. like a lone, grim rock among the
breakers. The love of p >wer sfcu:-
tlie sou! against all human an 1 fra
tioiial love, it witiers the sweetest.
CMUrith.-.
It must be unutterab y mournful
when, r.t last, one who ha-- tried to
gia-p ail things finds him-elf j
s' r of none, his hopes all br ien.
Even the sweet, free air of Heaven
hi-, only to lkel that fl.ekering breath
a moment ere it dies out forever.
We turn from the ruin of such a
life to the development of another a.- f
striking and interesting to these
w :.o liave know n it- ti iumph. Twen
ty years ago, perhaps, a humble stu
dent in one of our eastern colleges,
eoiiseioUS of his Sell-Centred nature,
longed to turn from il. Human
praise was all too sv.eet. Frofessors
land fellow-studen"- disc.' ve-red rarer
powers of mind and paid him the
homage that talent commands.
For a time he felt the utmost de
light and complacency in this new
found sense of dignity—of power.
But in an unguarded hour he i etra\ • d
to his own ke.-n -i npe of htmor as. 1b
ishne-s other- might have pa-sid
uunoth-ed,! ut that startled I'm with
the baseness of its motive. He
thought of his mot iK-r's tender warn
ing in parting from her boy. She
la d foreseen the bring; r and trembled
lest he might not meet bi> warv foe
face to faoe ar. J T bi-* ad
his arrogance fell from him. With
keenest pain and contrition be laid
his soul bare before the all-gracious
and srloriou- One. He resolved that
instead of looking toward self he
would look toward humanity; con
scious of his infirmities he turned to
the Hi ghly Healer. Over the door
of his room be wrote. "Thtu God
see'st me." Tire drawings of IFs
love have taken him through tnanv
lands, and through scenes o peril.
Scotlai d has poured forth he" thou
sands to hear his burning, eloquent
words. Foot-sore and wearv. he has
traver-ed the mountains and pbfns
of Syria.—one of the humlde-t.sweet
est spirits that ever carried joy to
mourning hearts.
Surely "he that loveth his life snail
lose it." and the -t of th t beautif 1
saving is just as true. Here are two
repre-. ntativc characters—both -a
gacious in mind, with intense silf-j
love an i a striking individualitv.
One ! v> Lis }> iwerful hand on the
choJcest treasures of the earth, draw &
them toward himself and says, ''thev
are mine, I was born to pos essl
them." The other mounts a height
where lie can see what might be his.
but siirink.- back and dares not touch ,
to cov tc 1 treasures. lie savs, "Mv
jias-ionave soul w uld ab-orb t-iem ail
and yet be unsntisfie I. I give it to ,
humanity, with all its tender yc jrn
ings. It cost- a cry of. pain, h. cause
1 have dreamed -ucb dream—!mv<
- er. sue'; gT>. h-u* vi-1■ •; of t! fu
tur ."
"
v :at infiuenc • may have cv.ro- iti• -e
r. , •• *
tw > J:. • - . .v rg<- so: od irom a
eo;.o r *irg ..'I tlie tumi. p.
ray > U] n ac. ntral figure till it is
co i-uii id; tie- other, .-hi-iL ,ng a
genial warmth >n all around
Vi%* wonder whether it v the'
int r; -r.l use or ti.e carlv liouie
ini'.i. -tic-i tint imjK-lled the one to
reach downward through the slimy
jealonsies of earth for its base things;
-
cli ..n l obi - of tlie radiuwi oil r ;sr, i b.r
ti.e jewels tint bestrew its golden
pavetm ids.
tjit-tj-. >ii is t ;> and g sve
f r u-; t v •k? w thai a frail c rd
-
- •
the": i:, till i' ii a giant. Then
■ •
••it r -■>• fc .i i >1 have made thc--e
two to lean a- far apart as ti.e e. >t '
e 'ii , . , . .
no tue w w ;tai aspirati ns &.-
.. Itrent r- lb rv-n from Ha:.' .?
Fr.itM or TIE Jot UNA L. '
_ a Cr * 1
OK.'.NHE * L i.TL R Em J lit: v I'h.R J"i.-
culture pays vt v ll in Fl- ride The
fruit, whir, carefully cultivated, sel

: .-rn liiii •to v .v.'l large return-, in
i: e 1!: Han River section of Florida,
• 'y mil - doutli of 1 'il: tkr-. where j
no, even the lightest fro-: ever
• ;u -.the fiuit prod', re.l is i -nsi i
cred superior to any that isimp< ited. '
W hen a grove i-j once e-ts i lish. 1 but
lit tie labor i- ne j'. - -ary, but it is
very essential tint that little shook!'
In* provided at the right time. The
cultivation consists in opening
the so.l between the rows "i trees,
tue application of fertilizers to toe '
root-, and the caicful rem- ; al fr m
evtry branch of the parasitic gray
muss which in that climate speedily
covers the trees if ihe\ arc n< glected.
The culture of the orange i.- becom
ing an important interest iu Florida,;
and i- >t- adily increasing.
Temper&r-ce in our Sunday
Schools.
How shall we sa\e the children
from the tAil- of intemperanee is a
question of great importance to every
t'hr s: ian parent and earnest Nabbath 1
School iroihrr. caui.ot'.'li-se our
iy es to the fiarful inroads ma' ie every
year upon the ninks of the youth oi
our land by the demon of the cup.
If a standard be not raised against
this evil by the Christian men and
w omen of our churches, the work of
uur pastoi s and teachers w ill be lost
ujon many of the rising generation.
Tiuiperaiice i- one of the cardinal
virtues of our holy Christianity, and
should L:-.vi a prominent place in the
instruction of our Sal bath .Schools.
The children should Lie taught the
nature, pr -jierties and < ffects of al
cohol, r c well as iff any other soul
d. -trt!' tivi agent, >o that they l ay
lx- aMe to form an intelligent opinion
i . r-g i.-i t*i tu4 fci of intosicaAiofti
L Children's temjierance meetings
should lie bel l in our churches and
Sabbath Schools.
i iie>e meetings can be made c-x
--eeilinglv interesting by tern{**ranee
-ong-. sjxeches, object le--ons. etc.
Many of our children are somewhat
acquainted with physiology, and an
object lesson, showing the effects of
alcohol on the stomach, brain, blood,
etc.. would not only le instrnosive to
older persons, but could be o exem
plified as to IK* brought within reach
jof the smallest child. lam not in
favor of temperance speeches, full of
"glittering generalities," and highly
colored word-painting instead of
practical and effectual instruction.:
W hat our children and the \ hole
.country need, are facts, drawn from
the exjierience of pa-t years, and the
present character and condition of
the nun traffic.
2. Form a temperance society in
4 •
very Sunday School if possible.
i he various temperance organiza
tion- of the day might accomplish
much more for the cause if they
would pay more attention to the
c':s ll ircn. The difficulty under which
the precious youth often labors is
two-fold—too young and too poor to
1 e enrolled in societies. We need !
an • r.anizatiou to remedy this over
sight, and su. ha one as the Sabbath '
X" 001. The cL Id needs to have!
awakened within sn individual inter- j
i-t in the temperance cause, and this :
0?. :1 e done more effectually than
bv < slit iling it a member of a Sab
i -
bath So ho -I Temperance society. :
"Train up a child in the way it j
-L i! i go." applies to the teinjxrance j
ivform as v, illany other. Among j
the b -t and mo>t reli:l)i- tomperanci-1
men and women of the nation are |
th - who in their youth signed the i
pledge. A noted temj>erance lec
tuier. who is now actively engaged
in canvassing the State of Pennsyl
vania, -aid to me,'' Twenty-five years
ago I travelel over this State and
gave the pit I'ge to over twenty -five
thou-aiid ci.iMren, and now I find
tin* ackve teinjxrance men and worn-,
en of in- Commonwealth are thoi
to i.o.n i slim nistered the pledge :
twi-nty-five \ ears ago."
I know that the re are some noble 1
Mindat* School workers, who are!
con.-cienti u.-'y opposed to adininis-,
t iig the pl* ige to children, but the j
• \p iieiici of those who have tried it i
Lls h. -n, that * here one child breaks
ver a large mnckr of adults violate
obi:gat: ns. St ti-tics given us by ;
-•' i reformer- are largely in favor of,
the ch ldren.
1 uige tiie elucat'on of our child-!
reu in the princij ies of true and in- '
ti-lii.- .* -uLrle'v:
I t. Fecau-e of the temptations it
w.'.l t them to overcome.
id. The church needs a more ac
tive temperance dement In its mt-m
--;cr-, and this can only be secured'
1 v edii'-ntiiig our children to Chri-t
--t
tan t etotmism.
od. The ration Deeds the help of j
every Sabbath School scholar in the
lan*i to suppress the whiskey traffic, >
and the license sy-tem will not lie
era-i-d fr m our Statute books until j
the bny- of our Sabbath Schools, ed
uc: 'ed to be thorough temperance
meu. shall, by their voices and rotes,'
u- uer in 3 m >re glorious day.—N'ira
d'iy Sch'jol Tirres.
An Eccentric
The following story is told of the
late Judge Keyes, of \ ormont. The '
judge always had about him a large
number of workmen. Among there
was a young nm named Amasa.
One day he ordered A mat a—or. at
the judge always ealiel hiw, Samp- ,
son—t* - cut ilirtvu a crook< d. unsight
ly tree on the brink of hi- miil-prnd.
The judge stood by. wateh'ng the
progress of the work. ''Sampson"
was like ino-t } ouug Yenuonters, at
home with the axe. and soon reached
the heart of the tree; two or three
strokes more would suffice. Seeing
the judge was in a position to be hit
bv the limbs of the tree when it fell,
he said:
"You had better move, judge, or,
von will be hit."
4 Cut the tree down. Sampson,"
was the response.
Two more stroke-, and then seeing
that unless the judge move .bewould
be hit sure. S-iunp-<ll rcuewed the
suggestion.
"Cut the tree down. Sampson; just
as the old man tells you," said the
judge.
One more stroke, and the last;
down came the tree and down came
the judge, ai-o, into the water. Samp
son quickly jumpel into the water
and dragged the judge on shore, his
face ail scratched and bleeding, and
nearly strangled by his sudden bath.
Blowing the water from his mouth,
like a spouting w hale, and wiping hi
face, he said:
"That's right, Sampson, that's
right; always do as the old man tells
you."
IFT.'-m the Libera.! Chiisttaa.]
Liberal Christianity.
If liberality in matters of religion
rat-aas toleration for error, indiffer
ence to opinions, sentimental soft
ness in judging theological conciu
-ious, ti.e le-s iff it we have the bet- j
ter. We never liked the name under
which we ourselves pass as a deuomi- •
nation. Liberal Christianity is;
either a tautology or there is a Chris
tianity which is not liberal. That we
wholly deny God is either liberal or il- .
liberal. We lov, honor and adore II im 1
because be is the fountain of all gener- j
osity largene-sof-pint and coundle-ss-.
ness of truth and goodness. His Christ j
i is the express image of this liberality j
( and came full of grace and truth to •
j make better known the bounty and
fullness and glory of God. Cbristi-'
anity therefore essentially liberal, j
lit is large, generous, merciful, benefi
cent, averse to all exclusive, limit-1
ing and partial notions and method-.
'lt is liberal through an.l through. It
aims at universal salvation by uni
versal truths and universal bepes
and warnings commended by a uni
versal Saviour. Jesus came to do
away tlie partiality of the Jewish
"peculiar people" notions; to abolish
national religions, distinctions ol
rich and poor, black and white, man
and woman, small and great, Jew
and Gentile, as having any impor
; tance in the Divine eye wheu looking
down upon His one great fainih
| God is Rot liberal toward sin; on tin
contrary, very exclusive and illiberal,
j in rder that he can Ix.- very liberal t< ■
j sinners. He is too liberal toward- Ili-
I children to be willing to -<-e them nar
j rowed, starved, impoverished by sin.
: He visits it with persi-Uut, stern . n
i never-remitted penalties; but IF
' loves and forgives and saves sinner:
°
:by continuallv help.ng and ble-sing
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j their endeavor? to escaj e out of theii
isins; by len.ling ti cm ever-fresh in
■ ducemcnts to forsake them. IDs
doors are always opeii: His band is
. always outstretched. His eye is nevei
, averted. The w ickeid cannot sin
lawny God's fatherly love to them;
the\ may sin away their own filirl
[love to Him. But God loves .sin !
nor-, not as sinners but as His children j
who have sinned, and in spi'.e of theii
: sins. This is the whole heart of th<
i Gospel of Christ. It is God'.- love for !
! men in-piteofthei'-sin-.and Hisce. Be
' less, liberal, inexhaustible desire to !
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turn them from their sins and make'
them love Ilim He loves them;
not for His own -ako. but thi ir -akes.
The olu religions made God a jealous
God; a God who war-ted human,
-acrific- s and service and worship
and hosannas and obedience as a
tribute to his sovreignty. God wa
by these account- the most selfish of
all his selfi-h creatures. He was
sclfx-on-idering, hungry
for glory, angry at neglect. But |
Christianity reverses all this. I* !
makes God the free fountain of love, j
truth, mercy, blessedpess, holiness.'
who gives everything and asks noth- 1
. ing for Himself. It is " for our good ;
'always ' that His commandments are !
laid upon us. His glory is our purity ;
and blessedness; our -aved souls are
the crowns of His rejoicii g. Christi-'
anitv in showing ns God in the face
of Christ exhibits this liberality in
the most touching fullness. Je-fius
has notning to ask or receive,—every
thing to give. He gives his life forj
sinners. It is all boun'y and liberal
ity—no narrowness, no excln-ive
ness, no bargaining.
TUE beautifying of the front yard
and ke*-p>ing it in order depends much
more upon the girls tb&n the boys,
and generally they like to do it.
With a bttle ingenuity and care, and
the help of their brothers, a great
many pretty ornasnenuT oan
S. F. Hamilton,
Publisher.
$1.75 & YEAR
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be contrived at very small expense.
Hanging baskets can U manufac
tured of the wire of old hoop skirts,
and. lined with moss and filled with
ivy or other trailing vines, can be
made to do double duty in beautify
ing the grounds and getting rid of a
nuisance winch nobodv seems to
know w hat to do with. Urns, made
of boards nailed together, six or
eight-sided, the outside covered with
rough bark—the rougher the better
either glued or tacked on. and filled
with gay and ever-blooming plants,
are as pretty as they are inexpensive
and are w-itkin the reach of every
body. Another beautiful ornament
can be made by taking a large,
''shallow disli—an old tea-trav an
swers the purpose admirably—filling
it with woods earth, making the sur
' face into little hills and dales, and
covering the whole with lae prettiest
moss that can be found. In this
| moss-bed can be planted young ferns,
! white and yellow violets, star-grass,
'painted cups, and*almost aavthiug
else tiiat likes shade and moisture,
ii kept out of the sun and given
! plenty of water, it is surprising how
luxuriantly these mimic landscapes
' will grow, and how beautiful they
will be.— Advance.
i THE TWO .SMALLEST PEPUBTICS.
* —Kurope now boasts five R,- üblican
governments—three large aid ;wo
-mall ones. France, 3} ->iii and Swit
zerland are the large and familiar
ones, whilst the smallest and oldest
are comparitively unknown,
The first is San Marino, in Italy,
and it / as existed as a republic for
fourteen centuries: li lt is a city on a
rock, in the centre of a territory
whose area is only twenty-one square
miles; it has a population of 7.080;
au army of 1,1*9 warriors; a public
revenue of S,OO per aur iri; & pub
lic revenue of SB,OOO p-t nnum- a
public debt o; 200. .. senate con
sisting of ninety memoes, chosen
from tut nob.es,c lizens ami peasants;
an executive council of three metn*
ixrs; two presidents chosen every
six months; tw\j secretaries of state,
a minister ol finance,a commander-in
chief and a tudge, who must be a for
eigner, elected every ti.r-e -ears, aud
eligible for re-election on.> once."
The other is Andora. established
s a republic in toe eight 1 century,
by L'barlemange. It is situated in
n pleasant valley of the Pyrenees, on
:he frontiers of France an ■ > Spain,
ind is a place twenty-four miles wide
by forty miles long, couudiimg 8,000
JI habitants
Mahogany.
Mahogany, though r >r CRturres
used by the Epania: ir *Yp-build
ing. was first tried in Fngland in
iving street, in the lr 1c cantury. Dr,
.iibbons, an eminent pit.-ician, was
>uilding a houte; h;s i "other, a
West Indja captain. who had brought
lomr some mahogany as ballast, sent
uim some of the wood as a curiosity;
but the caip-enters, finding it hard to
work, threw it aside. Soon after this,
Mrs. Gibbons, wanting a candle-box,
-ent Wolla-ton, a cabinet-maker in
Long-acre, some mahogany to make
t from, and would allow of no ex
cuse. The box was made and liked.
The Doctor then tried a bureau,
which his friends, espet i&Uy the Dm b
ess of Buckingham. thought beauti
ful for color aud polish. The Duch
ess begged some mahogany, and had
a bureau also, and the fame of it soon
made the fortune of the new wood.
Mr. Tirobs says that the present
doors of a few of the better class of
j houses in King street are 6obd mv
i hogany.— All the Year Bound.
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Earnefctneea.
How much more we might make
of our family life, of our friendships,
1 if every secret of love blossomed into
a deed! We are not now speaking
mer.-ly of personal caresses. These
may or may Dot be the best language
; of affection.
Many are endowed with a delica
i cy a fastidiousness of physical organ
ization. whieh shrinks away from too
much of these, repelled and over
powered. But there are words, and
looks, and little observances, thought
fulness, watchfulness, little atten
tions. which speak of love and make
it manifest, and there is scarcely a
family that might not be richer in
heart-wealth fur more of them.
' It is a mistake to suppose that rela
tions must of course love each other
b< cause they are relations. Love
must be cultivated, and can be iu
creased bv judicious culture, so wild
fruit - may double their bearing under
the hand r.f the gnfdener; and love
can dwindle a:.d die out by neglect,
as choice flower-seeds planted in poor
dwindle arid grcrw mgjw

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