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- Fanned by tbe fragnnt air.- . - ".! j
' . V'Same 'neath tba ocean's rolling wnvee,,; , ,
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--..'.i. .. -HorjKCT the ftc which fb nw,
..; '2 r a tiU to lwnty. Mow.. I ' ; e,r , , ;
jJX . ...eoKirtr tb lo kaiMo ht aaat, '
'4;'"' Wbaiaaian fcaa parar troa. "
f ; ' j ' Wbara 'a the ehamoia' dara oat taa
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"rt, tben, ao than, wfltf floVwU
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In rMbaat dreaj crtayed,
- n -tjt( o'er tM damotooa aagMa. throw "
.-"vThefr light an4 moBful abada. T"
r "Mrf mooolatoa of parpetud now, '' " ' '
! Soma, nadararf dosbly baaataou, (law,
And deck tba fmaa froond.' ' ' '
Jlad 'mM cold 'wintaiTa'aaKry atorm r '
Tba do drop- nan Ita hsad, '
Ita para, 'naapottad fcrra '
other flowara bava Bad. ' '
tba braeaaa of tba alxbt , , ,
(ratafat odor aandt -t 4 - . '
Wbll otbera, children oe tba right,: ;
', To day tbalr parfdasa leod , , :
oaja bioom baaaatb tba torrid aooa, .
Heath Indla'a anttry-afclaa;
Hid Iaalaod monnlaloa,' ehlll and lona.
Tba forms of atbanr rtaa.i
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-Jt W'i;Tba Hllya tall. and aJrw--i ' . - .;
, . - All tbeaa to rich aeeeufba btoon.
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Jo iamret deU, br ranrm'rinaj rill w )
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i 1 t V s s- Ii fardaiia bright and fay " ' . ' 1
-:J$; ;'vStw'fl. faiivri tba biu ''"'a ' i,
,- tr. ' iJ?lowara ebear oar toUaoma way I '.
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i'x Ftoeri taaga fcrth tha boandleaa Vara ..
vl ' 1 Ood baara Bb) children all, , . .
ti Whlob jaaar droppath-froB aboad i.
! J TJpon tba great and (mall: " " 'v1,
, ptarb btoraom (bat adorna oar path,v; t
- fio joyful and ao"1bir v.-'-.-t.
. i' V'.T) :3 Ant k dim ha itl.fn. ' ."I
f ' That fen. and floorlabed than,
'BATESllAi, OlftOt
jr 4 Wedneaday Morning..
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5 . VMJMlkT UU UJUU UllUllt' ' ' ' "N .
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h ?" '.-'I. Howard, therffreat Philanthmntst. rm nh :
bi.-L t. y - T - - r v .
V i ject to great dripresfiion of epinta.- Had be
. f tilf,ren wa7 to' then.;; be would probably have
iUiid a nvlancbol j madman years before be ao
h obly closed a well ppeot and usefol life. He
- A.t. I. l J' V r i
uciHrcu bunii iuo .ucqi reiueuy ue iuuqu lur
. low spirits .was to put oq his bat and go oot
i bd find A poor fafflily iff sickness aid wretch
- i edrJegs, whose wants he could in some wajcon-
h. tribute to relieve,. It was under this bind of
- k penalty, if be "relaxed, tliat be w$nt on In 'the
glorioas mission in which, be spent bis dais.
- " Wititer is the season whed many ' are doing
ir-rrtHch. good. among. .tbe. poor and distresasd,
y-.;whea'ttaily;;frtl;the; daippdark, Bunless days.
'nd- tbe- ciowof the jeaf depressinp; them!
even- in -the midst -of prosperity, aiid when all
such "jay find rnacy.inppbrtunities for thai pro-
motingtbeif ;owd happiness' and that or those
.',- around them. "'""""v"'-""- 'f ' ' "
:-t I The' remedy -is - a more natoral one than
rnost conceive. ,' The siRht of real wretchedness
most make a reflecting person "Bafiamed of
those imaginary sorrows ver whreh atj-mony
: brood. ' Most low 'spirits. proceed from disap.
. "pointed' am Mtion "of somekind, from wounded
- . Tanity end pride. A setv-itive man looks with
, , green-ejed jealpasy on those who seem to have
climbed "the 'steps o,f the social ladder higher
than himself.' The merchant tees one who
has grown rich faster, tljait he, without ex
aihibiting half the ability or indn9try.;Tbe law-
yer or physician notices' .some half educated
. blnnderer who, withoot professional skill, has
, by impudence or good fortune, outstripped him
v t in bis professional career, and rolls in wealth,
where be has only s'bare competency . And
. the statesman perceives many a grovelling and
- - time serving weather cock climbing tp the top
.. pfthe .irte .while he, through firm adherence
- j to -conscience, patriotism 'add tree principles,
; Beams' left in the shade of comparatiye phsna
. r'f y- - No . wonder alt those: men feel: discour-
i aged and disheartened;
Bar alt this" 'Tifjj from looking up instead
. of looking aroundand sometime- looking
down,'!!! order to- assist others to climb. S Of
coursr- here are'pienty of men walkj ag in high
" p'-i -: . .vho do not deserve to be there half, as
much as those' 'who are-' walking1' unnoticed
.;"w?h' riot more" than the average of saccesa.
I Bat po the other baid,how- many are there far
- more deserving, jndastrions and well educated,
whose, alamitie8'Jard(wsfpi''"e) h?.
a bnndred folq .more severe aou bitter, than
those of the low spirited man- of average proa-
'penty', whose comfortable home and Iiixnrions
"table .and,labor:8aving arrangements, beget in
: him that sensitiveness and depression, which,
;-!"jpupWwltV,)s.pVS0P, ''ept'vS bim of all
ease or happiness. . ! . j-..-v. .h,i'
, .s It 'F'is1 well to look the worst in the face.
. There is m any a fair-haired daughter of wealth,
brought up in every luxury, now teilng with
: 1ier oeedle for bare snstinence; and working
. ''with desperate eompetition for. bread fat 'star-
- wing -little ones againat the iron fingers of the'
i " sewing msebiiJeT"In the cellars of New York
Jre sons'' Jind 'daiigfijfers of, want, families of
' fBiciion,, doxens of- them, ; in. oold winters.
Tke exhjlence of these ought to render every ,
' man contented who has bread to eat and ral-
inent to" pot on..,: It i by looking at .thosa
f Hter off that ambition is excited; and
.dr.siting those that are wpne off, that we
' ! to be at least contented.' '"' ' ' - " r
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A Xotbra Tnflaanss. . . ; " , . ,.'....' ;
.iJ.i.Mow oucbing the tribute of the Hon.
r" IIBnJbtinfo bis mptber's influence; i ;
. nejarjrXjfieye.L.to jiBeiflbacca.end
fcaveiteyer totJctiea-'it irom that tinte.to.tbe
4 Breseoi dy sb asked me not to game, aid I
-a have ' never gamed, and I cannot tell , who
4nijrnniDg and who is losing, m games (that
i .:". played. . She "admonish? d ,me, too, Against
drinkiOjg; and whatcvef Capacity, for
dora0 1 ma'bA4rpreseo'Bd iwhatever
efaloesai t jejay ttaio . ip lite, l atntiuu to
hviug complied with her pipis. aad correct
wiehes.'&When I was seven years of age she
asked me not to drink,, and then I made rea
olattoo-of .total abstinence, at a time when I i
wa the sob eonstUuent member of my own-;
bfJd' liod thr;rbave Adhered ; io' h nhroogh
all time, J pwe'Wmy mother-' ;" .5 ' '
ut,ti vV.' A CX.WTZB . or i emu." ' :' ' ' '
With sotbing of oar own bat tba thread tbti ties tbem.
7udicioiu BHnn. , .. . 1 . . .j-..-.. . j -
He- cannot be wise that speaks mnehi or
without, senses or o.ut.of jseafoujcor. bejtnown
tor loot, lnl aya Homing. , it - grea-
miaery to be fool; bat is stilt greater" that a
man caDnot be a foot bat be must show it' It
were well for such A one if he could be taught
to conceal his foolishness, but then tliere vfo'd
be iu fools, - lie' is oot-a. foot that hath Tin
wise thoughts, "but -fie that"ntteratbiu, "Even
concealed folly is wisdom.' And sometimes
nsm'uttere3'is folly ; while others care bow
to speak; my tare "shall ;be liow to hold my
Oraabjeaa of Ocd- i-t n IllV: i'i ' i
Think'pf 6od (especially in, thy deyotionj
iO jtbe, abstract,; rather than the eonsrete, if
thou conceive him good, thy .finite thonghts
are reaay to terminate mat gooa id a
cered sabjeet -j- if thou think bim great, thy
bounded eooceit is apt to cast bim into
comprehensible figure;, conceive W my there
fore, a tiinupeij goodness witnout quality, and
represent him an incomprehensible greatness
without quaffHtyC-i""' j -T',.'?-'
Idleness '1-'' i flt'-1 I
Idleness is more troublesome to a good
mind than to, do nothing; for, beside Ahe fur
therance of onr estate, the mind doth both
delight and better itself with exercise. There
is this difference, then betwixt labor and idle
ness: labor is a profitable and pleasant troub
le, but idleness is a trouble both unprofitable
and comfortless. .; ' ; . :-. .
mMSUatour.- "7, 1 '."', : ; ; "Vf . , . ! W . '
" f thou bast wronged thy brother in tho't,
reconcile thee to bim in bought; if thnu hast
offended him in words, let thy reconciliation
be io words) if thou hart trespassed against
bin'i in ileeds, by deeds be reconciled to bim;
that reconciliation is most kindly which Is
most in kind. ; ' V' '. .' I
Bad Company. ' .-.
, . Sir Peter Lely made it a role never to look
at a bad picture, "having found by experience
that whenever he did eot his pencil took a bint
frora il. Apply this to bad books and bad
company. . .-.:-'. -.' . y - .,
Confesiioa-.. . - .: . -
',' When' thy tohgno.'and heart agree not in
confession, that confession is not. agreeable to
Gods pleasure ; be that confesses with his
tongne, and wants confession in bis heart, is
either a. vain, man, Or a hypocrite; be "that
bath confession in his heart, and wants.it in
his tongue, is either a proud man or a timor-
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Hemory.-'"'-";i ''T"'; '";";"' ;'-":':'!;
" Overburthen not thy memory to make so
faithful a servant thy - slave.",! Remember At
las was weary. ,, Have ' as much reason as a
earner; to rise when thou hast thy full load.
"Wembry, like a purse, if it be. over full that it
cannot shut, -all will 'drop out of it.1 Take
need , of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on
many things, test the greediness of the appe
tite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof
Spoil not thy memory with thine own jealousy,-'
nor make it bad by suspecting it. v How i-aost
hiii find that true which thou Writ nottrust?
Marshal thy notions into a handsome meth
od."- Oiie will carry twice more weight, thrust
and packed np in bundles, than when, it lies
uutowardly flapping about bia shoulders.
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How,. many sickly '.ones!! with they '
healthy; how many beggarmen wish they were
wealthy; how many ugly ones wish they were
pretty; how many stupid ones wish they were
witty; now;, many bachelors wish they-were
married ; bow many Benedicts wished they
had tarried I . Single or. double, life's full of
trouble riches are stubble, pleasure's a bub
ble. '.: ' v";!: .:': ,-'"- !!;.:'.!.
A' pert lawyer in the South lately insulted
the Judge, who fined him' fifty dollars. He
repeated .the insult, and the Judge doubled
the fine; he tried it again, and the fine was
repeated. Finally, be aEked permission to go
home. - , ' ; : ;- '
What for!", said the Judge. .
Why,' to buy your' honor's paper at ten per
cent. to pay the fine T . . 4 ....
Judges-' Humph II remit the fine...
When Clement XIY. ascended the papal
chair, the ambassadors of tbe several state:
represented at tbe court, waited on his Holi
ness . with their .congratulations. , As they
were) introduced, and severally bowed, he also
bowed to return the1 compliment. ; On this,
the master of ceremonies told his HolinfTBs that
he should not have returned their, salute. ' I
beg y oar pardon,' said be;" ' I have' not been
Pope long enough to forget good manners.' .
A rustic poet sends to an exchange tbe fol
lowing poem on. a ' SquirF,' remarking that he
is awareVtbat tbe last line is a little too long,
which be says is not his fault: '.":;'.''
The aqairl am a aery niee bird,-.
i ...v And baa a. baahy tale, ,,' v ...
. . Ha aometiaiea aits Opoa a lim, .t
i - And eomotunee oa a rale, '
And gather Bnta in tba summer Eo that hie
winter Stock wont fbU,".,,' 1 i,. !..v. ! t
' A rural poet, describing his lady-love, says
'She is graceful as a water-lily.while her breath
is like an armful of clover - His ease is cer
lainly approaching a crisis. . .
.Tbe human heart is like a feather bed it
must, be roughly bandied, well shaken and ex.-
posed to a -variety, of turns, to prevent its
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" .! r!T ;i i -' BPBAT8 -- 01 WISDOM. : ' ", '.
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You cannot fathom your mind.- There is a
well of thought which has no bottom. The
mora-,yoo draw irom it the more clear and
pleoUIW itwili be.;;., :, 'o ' "!" r
.It is fetter to low a young benrfaith gen-
eroua thonghts aand deeds, than a field
wi u, viuw viio wv . ib pc-irciuMi.
1'hat's a good and true' Oartyltsm
' The more believers love God, the more
they love one another; -aa the lines of a circle,
the nearer they come to the center, the nearer
en. theiKrOrie to each other. ; ;."
The .ride are, atretebea beneath the sky.
In the golden tight of day,- '
And tba wild wavee come with their aeowy plamea,
Tbat glitter, and glanoe, and play; . j
And on I hey come, nod on they coma.
vVith the lofty pomp ef power, '.:"
Te aeattar there beaaty aa ahiay weeds, j ; i
And die on tba briny ahora. , .. .
Tba wild waae gtHtar, and glance, and play,
To breei on the brtay abora, ; - - , - e
But, each la bearing ita tribute on, . - . .
To aid in earth'a bright atore. ,
Soma nay bring as the little abell, 1 - "
And anna the store of gold, ; -. . ; ' t
And aome the aailor'l abipwreoked farm, ;;
' All gbaatly, and stem, and sold. .
And tba wild waves m orator In aadnrea tound,
, Or tbandar with Kaxtiai roar, . . 1
Aa each rolls np with Its giTen freight,
And diea on tba briny abora.
Tbere'a a.wide.wlda aea, a changing aaa,, (-
Tha abadowy aea of life, , t
Whan the lofty Mllowa riaa and fall," "
In Berer-ceaaing atrite- -And
on, and on, and erer on,, . :s ; ;
Prereed by naiatleea power. - ' . ,
They bear then joy or their earn to earth,
. And die on tba aaady abora. ' -
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And on they eoma, and on they come,
Mill night sweeps o'er tba asana,'
And the don elands float the gloomy sky,
: And the atan look oat between, ,
Till fiur away in the orient.
The aoneontea forth in power, - :' '
And the aearet bordena lie all reaaaled ' - .
' Upon tbe briny ahore. ;(; :; ; -j
The Merchant and. the Miller.
- Have you ever sat, reader, when the au
tumn, evenings were growing cool and long,
by some' glowing birch wood fjre' in n old
fa-m kitchen, among the mountains, of New "
Hampshire thoe grand old druidical moun
tains, about which tbe summer streams hang
their silver necklaces, and over which the win
ter storms weave their garmentd of snow 7
Then, while the fire flames dashed their yellow
ght over the great brown rafters, and with
every break pf wind, the withered leaves rat-
rattled against the panes, have you listened
to the story of some ' old settler wh Of e mem
ory reached back to the time when the bear
and the wolf came down into .the field; add
ome limes of an autumn morning tbe little
children would go softly through tbe woods,
to school, almost expecting ,to see a pair of.
wild glaring eyes among the bushes, and wbis
pered how they bad heard the bight before of
some neighbor's : sheep cot which had been
broken into, and the blood dangled grass had
told the story next Jay
Well, listening to jnst such tales, in the an.
ttimn evenings, we dreamed among those gray
old mountains, the story we are about to tell
you, . '. " ;
I guess we shall have a real warm day of
it to morrow, said the widow Pease, as she
stood a moment in the kitchen door of the old
farm-hoase, at the close of an April day, some-
two score and a half years ago, just as the sup
was resting on 1be topa of the moaDtains that
UUUU'ICU 111, iiui cuu. . 1. . . , v. u, u
lion of the wind and clouds made Mrs. Pease -a
kind of weather oracle in the village, and
thego6d woman prided herself no little upon
her elemental foresight ,f .-Tti
Wefl. Letty,' she continued, as she closed
tbe door, and returned to her knitting and
her chair by the fire-place; ! guess it will be
first rate day to boil tbe! sap.' "I'll tell
Enoch and Cyrus to pile up the boughs to-"
night, and hang on the kittle, so that yon can
have it all ready in the morniu'. You know
they said the trees were runnin' briskly to day,
and they'd have two tubs full afore night.
They didn't though, mother T said Letty,
pansing a moment in ner worK, tor ene was
setting the supper table. 'Goody, I'm so glad.
for I do love to have sap boilinV-
Letty Pease was tbe child of her mother's
old ag-e, and a daintier bit of nature's handi
work you have seldom looked upon. The
Dext summer would count her twentieth, and
her bine eyes were clear and bright as her
New Hampshire skies, " and . the mountain
winds bad kindled a ruddy glow. in. her fair
cheeks. F She was rather short, but straight;'
with a finely-curved figure, and -as plump as
health and a hearty'appetite could make her. .
For her character she was a right down
good hearted, light-spirited New England girl. ' ;
That pretty little head of hers bad been slight- ;
ly turned by tbe Battery that., sundry swains '
bad poured into it; but considering that She
was the handsomest girl in-the village, and
knew it too, Letty conducted herself remarka- ,
bly well. And perhaps, after, all, it was not,'
her fair face as much as it was tbe smiles that
broke up from the warm fountains of ber na
ture, and always dimpled it, that won so many
hearts towards her. She was. not sentiment-.
al or inclined to the blues. ' Alas ! the dam
sel of fifty years ago. had not so intimate an -
acquaintance with these matters as their de
scendants.' , ' "... . ''',". ' .." '
Bot now, reader jn order to do full pen-'
nance for this latter remark, we just admit that ",
for one, ' we don't believe onr grandmothers .
were apy better than we re not ;Jt)itJ
Nicer pies and puddings they could indis
putably make, thrifty housekeepers, faithful '
wives. and -loving mothers they surely were,'?
and jor 'these things blessed he their memory
But, after all, spinning wheels alone cannot
I enlarge' opes "".sy mpathier.'jor". -daily'darning .
stockings enrich one's "intellect;, and instinct
and habit narrowed down to the circle of their'
own.' families the views aDd - feelings of the
lost century., ;",!!,; 1 !.''f .!:!".!',! Ill"",
' And the true woman of the present time '
has broader social sympathies and richer life;
and although she most acknowledge.-tbat ber
first duties are in ber home, she will not think;
they end there, as her grandmother did.
wiihl gnQwledge.tbjjtis.true Jo itself, expands the
n moral 118. WIJllB tUC IllMSHPmi" IIIC, UI1U fclJO
world hasn't gone backward with the'substitu
tion of hotany for butter churns, and mathe
matics for. milking palls,!, TA '! If , "... '" ?
But to return to our heroine. , when Enoch
and Cyrus, two tal sun browned, but fine-
looking young farmers, came in to sapper,
they were Jul! of a story that quite drove out
all thoughts of sap boiling from tbe heads of
the widow Pease and ber daughter.
; Some terrible depredations bad been com
mitted the night before on Squire Hubbard's
sheep and lambs the dog had been devoured,
and two large bears bad been seen prowling!
around Blackberry Hill, just in the edge of
tbe previous eveniog. : .
The young men were greatly excited, for a
large party, bad been organized to go oat that
very evening to Squire Hubbard's, who lived
io an adjoining town not more than ten miles
off. for the purpose of destroying the wild an
imals; as it was apprehended that their former
success would stimulate them to fresh depre
dations. - So, with that belligerent- propensity
which is so strong an element of Anglo Saxon
character, Cyras and Enoch descanted glow
ingly on the best method of surprising- and
dispatching the animals; while tbe sister And
mother listened with tbe indefinable mixture
of .wonder; admiration and terror which wo
men always" award to manly couragj and skill.
' But dear me,' said Letty, as she poured
Cyrus' third glass of milk, ' what if a bear
should come around here one of tnese days I
Yon know that Elder Smith said he saw one
on his farm last autumn. ' 0, my ! I believe
it would take the breath straight out of my
body, to came across o&e of tbe creatures.'
And the rosy cheeks grew pale at the thought.
Nonsense, sis !. said the hearty voice of
Enoch, as he spread a doable stratum of but
ter on bis fourth slice of rye bread, there's
no sort of danger around here. Nobody in
these parts was ever touched by one of tbem
'ere chaps. I reckon they're smart enough
not to venture their beads far into this town.
They wouldn't stay long, if they did,' that's
sarttinV ' - '-' 1
Now, whether there was mneh philosophy
in this speech or not, it had the effect of I
greatly quieting -. Letty's tears; though, if
Enoch had been called on to give his reasons
for exempting Bern gate from bear intrusions,
he conld probably have found no better one
than the propensity indigenous to human na
ture, of supposing ourselves less liable to ill
fortune than bar neighbors. '
: Well, after supper the boys started off in
high pirits, duly equipped with rifles end
knives, receiving many solemn kjunciions
from their mother to look out that them crit
ters, didn't get hold of their skins, maternal
warnings, wi ich have a remarkable faculty of
going in at one ear and out at tbe other.
, ' I declare, Letty, we forgot all about that
sap' boilin'l suddenly remarked the widow
to her daughter, who having washed up the
tea-dishes, was busily smoothing down the
wavy folds of her hair at a little mirror on one
side, of the kitchen, - while some pleasant
thought .J was ' shyly dimpling around her'' ripe
lips and brightening through her blue eyes.
So we have,'" and they haven't piled np any
boughs. . It's too had,, with such nice weather
for boiling, and it's likely to set up and rain a
week at this time of year.' '' ., !.
' Supposing you run down to the woods.
and heap up some boughs to-night, Letty J
The moon shines so, it -is as bright as day
The "boys:. conld hang np the kittle early for
youLyou know, but. they couldn't, stay to do
anything'elseV for they've goto be off by sun
rise to see about them calves; and they won't
be home before midninht, said Mrs. PeaeeJ
with? an oracular shake of -the head.
'But: I'm expecting'." company lo night,
mother, answered Letty, with the rosy tinge
widening and deepening through ber cheek;
and it wouldn't be very polite to be off when
they come." : ' -'-:- :
Well, it's likely you'd have time to get
back afore they do, child. And if it's any of
your beaux, I can send 'em out to tbe ma
Dies.- j V ": . -
" Now, if the truth must be told, Letty Pease
had two admirers, for whom there had oflen
been a severe struggle between ber affections
and her pride. ' .
Jason Williams was a country merchant
a smart looking young man, wto had recently
gone into business for himself. He was al wa s j
dressed in broadcloth, stood behind the conr.
ter with the politest bow and smiles imagine.
ble, and was. voted at the village singiig
school the ' greatest catch' in the town.
Then there was Seth Peters, the millc
away down in tbe silence of Letty's heart was
a voice tbat plead for him as it. did not for tl e
merchant., Seth was good-looking and intel
ligent, while a nobler heart never beat for the
woman it loved; but then bis bow wasn't to
be compared with Jason's, and he wore btne
overalls, which were dusted over with flour
from. Monday morning till Saturday night,
except when he visited Letty. It was certain
ly a great contrast, and the girl felt keenly (as
any maiden of twenty would when she rode
past the old milLsnd saw its young owner in
his powdered clothes, lifting up the great bags
of wheat by the rope that dangled from the
front window,' or poured the corn into the
large trough, under which the great wheel
plashed and groaned all day. in the stream;
it was, as we have said,-a great, contrast to go
on a few, rods further to the new store, with
its green shutters and' a large sign, an I see
Jason ; standing 'in . the . Btora, Pressed better
than the minister, and receive one of hisinimit
able bows. ' ! '"! 'V-',:.! f !'? ;
Tben it would, be such a conquest, and all
the' girls "would envy her so. . She would be
Mrs. " Williams, the. merchant's wife.' It
sounded exceedingly well, and yet, when she
tbongnt oi it, tnat low voice would rise np
and speak for the miller againv Poor '.Letty 1
no wonder it was so severe a struggle between
her affections and her pride. ' :
She looked out at the window, and the full
moon was shining -down on the bare earth,
and whitening tbe naked branches of the tall
trees. ; The sweety pensive light stole into the
girl's heart, and drew her towards it. ' ':
J guess 111 .run down 'to' the grove. : If
anybody comes, you can. talk to 'em, mother,
til i t get Dnok, tor 1 won be goneongj; was
ner suaaen conclusion. , i t
- Tbe'girr.had hot been-absent 'more than
five; mldutes, when there waj a; knock at the
door, loUo-wed by the entrance of Jason Wil
Hams. '' He took a seat by the great fire place,
and chatted a few moments with the old wo
man about the tew meeting-house, and the
prospect of an early spring, when suddenly
there was another light tap at the door, and
in f answer to widow Pease's ' come in,' the
miller made his appearance. ; -
It was not so remarkable a coincidence af
ter all, that both tbe young gentlemen should
visit Lettythia eveniog, for it was bright
enough with jts balmy air, and large round
moon, to woo auy man to visit tbe woman ofj
bis seeking. ! Of course, the merchant and the
miller could not have regarded each other with
very complacent feelings, and probably each
wished l he other a tbonsand miles off, notwith
standing, they met quite as cordially as rivals
could be expected to do. , .
, -Bnt somehow the conversation lagged ex
ceedingly,. .At Inst , Jason proposed to Seth
that they should go down., to the grove in
search of Letty,- to which the latter gladly
assented. .t. ,-,..', - ,; . - .
, She did look like a' picture as she knelt
there, piling np the dead old tree booghs,
while the shadows and moon beams danced
restlesisly ovr her figure, as rtstless as they.! -Tho
young -men came suddenly upon her,
and she sprung up with a little shriek and a
bounding, of the blood into her cheeks but
her laugh, oh, that was like all sorts of sweet
sounds, as it ran rippling off to the echoes of
Blueberry Hill! .... .; ; -
. ' Well, you've come, and now I shall set
you straight to work, young gentlemen,' said
tbe girl, with, that dainty, fluttering motion
of the bead, so ratural to, and so graceful in
some women. . , ,
' Of course you will. : We're ready to obey
orders, Letty,' was the simnlraneons response
of the young men: and the dainty merchant
and the handsome miller set themselves vig
orously at work; and the; voices of the two
mingled loudly and merrily, as they piled up
the branches of pine, and b.irch, and hemlock.
Letty affirmed that the sugar boiling was like'
ly to he the easiest she ever tended, now all
the trouble of gathering tbe fire-wood would
be over. -.- '
' Hark 1 didn't you hear a strange kind of
noise ?r and Letty lifted her head very sud
denly, and Btared eagerly and anxiously
around her. ' -
' It's nothing, Letty, but the sap dropping
into the tubs answeied Jason, as he added a
fresh iiandfull of boughs to the rapidly increas
ing pile. ' : - '
- No, it isn't the sap. .There, I hear it again.
It's a rustling among the. branches.
" They all heard it now; it . was a strange,
stealthy, mysterious sound, that, heard in the
woods, and at night, is perhaps more startling
than any other;' - ''
A .fnint shriek suddenly broke from Letty.
which drew the gaze- of both the young men
to her. She was stonding a. few paces from
them, her5 face while and rigid, as though
death had struck suddenly at her heart.
There was something in that stony face tbat
chilled both the young men, and tbey sprang
eagerly towards her, crying 'Letty! what is
the matter ? ' '... '! - '
. Tbey saw what it was, then, and the faces
of those two strong- men grew white as the
girl's; for there, peering out with their wild,
glaring, hunger lighted eyes, from tbe low
nnder-brusb, ' were two large bears, crouched
down ready to spring opbn them. '
' The young men's question broke the spell
which transfixed Letty Pease. With a low
shriek she broke past her companions, and
with a cry fearful in its rage the animals rushitd
out. ' , .
Jason Williams .followed her, for the men
had no weapons those beasts, wild, savage
hunger-mad, and the love of life was strong
within him no wonder that he soon outstrip
ped the girl, whose 'trembling limbs were a
poor match against her pursuers.
It was a fearful 'race. , They gained upon
her . io. the first few rods. ' God of Heaven
help her!' groaned the white lips of Seth
Peters." " And God heard that prayer, moaned
out in that terrible agony. There gleamed
ont suddenly upon bim, from among the gray
tangled grass of the last year, a large axe
which Enoch bad ground sharply three days
before,'.' to make an incision into the maple
trunks, and had thrown down there in baste or
forgetfulness . !. . , ..
Seth caught it np eagerly, and with a loud
shont he honnded forward. Letty was nearly
half across the lot, bnt it was not a large one.
and in ner blinq terror she bad taken a cir
cuitous route which'- the bears had followed,
so that the distance between tbem and Setb
was only a few rods. ' He shouted to Letty
to turn round into the meadow; it was strange
tbat she heard him call, but Bhe did, and in
stinctively obeyed.1' ' ' 1 . ..
A run of a few yards, which the young man
accomplished quicker than our pen bos writ
ten it, brought Seth face to face with tbe wild
animals.- It required- a. stout heart to con
front those swo raging, raving, ferociouj ani
mals, but Seth" Peters thought only that
death was close to the woman be loved.'
A moment more and it bad reached her.
The hot breath of the beasts drifted almost
across her flying feet, as the miller rushed by
ber; from turning towards the meadow she
bad shortened the distance between him and
and herself; indeed, at the farthest it had been
only a few rods. . The foremost animal came
op to the young man the heavy paws were
planted upon his shoulders. ; Now, Seth Pe
fers.astout arm and a brave heart will only avail
you the' .axe comes down heavily it has
done its work well 1 Do yon see the bear sink
back with- that growl of terror and of pain.
while the hot blood gurgles up from his cleft
throat f ' . . '-'
Its mate sees all this, and with a responsive
howl of fright and: despair, rushes back to the
woods, and Setb is safe.
'Letty 1 Letty. 1 they are gone 1 The voice
swells loudly and triumphantly to the ear ofj
the poor girl, who, still imagining the bears
are pursuing her, rushes on wildly in the di
rection of her home. She pauses a moment
But the clear, strong, triumphant voice sends
a now tide of hope bounding through her soul
She turns back. A few minutes later and
her white face steals close up to Seth's as he
stands there watching the grasps of life heav
ing the huge black frame of the bear.
Letty, let us thank God for this great de
liverance I" . it'-- ' ii i . ...
i They kneet down there together, and the
sad moon and the sweet spring stars look on
them, as tho young , miller's deep voice sends
up its eloquent thanks to the all wise Father.
But Letty's fair head droops lower and low
er; and when Beth looks once more into her
face, the blue eyes do not answer him. Poor
etty, the terror has bn too gieat forher.
No wonder she bus fainted with tbe great joy '
Of deliverance frera deai h. - ' ; a.
Suddenly across the. Geld breaks the sound
of many voices. There , is a quick stamping
of feet." Jason has given tbe alarui.and friends
and neighbors aie rushing wildly to the res- ;
cue In less than eve minutes they bnd tte -
miller seated on the damp earth, 'with Letty
lying senseless in his arms, and the dead bear
at his feet. '.'
" Oh 1 but there were smiles and rejoicings
that night at widow Pease's, where, bnt for the
brr.ve heart of Seth Peters, there had been -
wailing, despair and death I ' It was long past
midnight when Cyrus and Enoch returned;
and somehow their faces didn't look so bright
as when they left, and they settled themselves '
down wearily by the fire, saying: "; i"1'-
' What, mother, np watching for ns all this
time : Well, we haven t killed the bear, alter
all!' . . -: ;. ; ';' "
'No, but we have it here, you see I' was the
old woman's triumphant response; and tben
to their ejaculations of doubt and surprise, the i
old lady detailed the whole story indeed, she
had sent off Letty to bed half an hour before, '
for the exclusive enjoyment" of this pleasure.
Cyrus and Enoch listened in amazed silence,
and at the conclusion thus briefly and charac.
teristieally expressed their opiniou of the bail
ler's heroism: ; . '."'"' ;
Waal, now, if that don't beat everything "
allhol'owf " ; ! " " ' .
" Three' days had passed. 'It was a wi'd,
sobbing night, with one of those storms that
fqrrow the sweet face of April with wind and '
drench it with tears., . ,
: This time the miller and Letty Pease sat
alone together in the ruddy birch fire-light of
the bid kitchen, while the storm battled with
out. " -' - A - ;
Well, Letty, how did you get on .with the
sugar boiling ?' asked the young miller, draw
ing his chair a little nearer the girl's.
-,. 0h, nicely, I assure yon, though I conld .
Dot help starting and looking round every
time the wind stirred ihe' branches 1 and
Letty shuddered, for even in the dancing fire
light she seemed to see again those wild eyes
glaring upon her, Oh, Seth, how can I ever
be grateful enough to you for taking care of
me then f '.
The miller drew his chair still closer to hers, :
aod his voice trembled in its deep tenderness
as be answered, ' I should like to take care of
yon always, Letty. . ' ; . .. . , ..,
The girl mnst have forgotten at that moment
how very nicely. 'Mrs. Williams, the mer
chant's wife,' sounded, for she laid her hand in
What of Seth Peters, and the birch flame wag
riot ruddier than her cheek, as she' whispered,
' Yon may, Seth.'
- And through all her happy . after-life, we
are. very certain th'it Letty Pease never re
gretted marrying the miller instead of the
merchant. : - i
' The Bible calls the good man's life a light, ,
and it is the nature of light to flow, ont upon
taneonsly in all directions, aod fill the world '
unconsciously with its beams.- So the Chris
tian shines, I would eay not so much because .
be "wills! as because he is a luminous object. -Not
that the active influence of Christians is
made of no account in the figure, but only tbat
this symbol of light has its propriety in the
fact that their unconscious influence is tbe
chief influence, and has its precedence in its
power : over the world. .And yet there are
many who will be ready to think that light is
a very tame, feeble instrument, because it is -.
noiseless.1' An earthquake, for example, is to
them a much more vigorous and effective
agency. Hear bow it comes thundering thro
the solid foundations of nature. -It rocks a
whole continent. "The noblest works' of man,
cities, monuments, and temples, are in a mo
ment levelled to the. ground, or swallowed
down the opening golfs of fire.- Little do they '
think that the light of every morning, the soft,
genial, and silent lieht, is an agent many times -more
poweifal. , But let the light of the
morning cease and return no more, let the .
hour for morning come, and bring with it no
dawn; the outcries of a horror stricken world
fill the air, and make as it were, tbe darkness
visible. . The beasts go wild and frantic at the
loss of the aun. The vegetable growths turn , '
pale and die. A chill creeps on, and frosty ' -winds
begin to howl across the freezing earth. -The
"vital blood of all creatures stops congeal
ed. Down goes the frost towards the earth's
center. The heart of the sea is frozen, nay, -the
very earthquakes are themselves frozen in, .
under their fiery caverns. The .very globe it-"'
self, too, and all the fellow planets that have
their sun, bave become mere- balls of ice,
swinging silent in the darkness. Such is the
light that revisits us in . the ' silence of the
morning. . It makes no shock or scar. It
would not wiike an infant in its cradle. : And."
yet it perpetually new-creates tbe world, res- ;
cuing it, each morning, as a prey from night
and chaos. ' So the Christian is a Tight; even
'the light of the world;' and we mast not
think' that because he shines insensibly or si
lently as a mere object, he is therefore power
less. The greatest 'powers are ever those
which lie back of the little stirs and commo- '
tions of nature; and I verily believe, that the
insensible influences of good men are as much
more potent than what I bave called their vol
untary aod active, as the great silent powers
of nature are of greater consequence than her
little disturbances aud tumults Dr. Bu$h-
nell.- '.; . ;
A gentleman was promenading a fashiona
ble street with a bright tittle boy, when the
youngster cried . ... .. ,
Oh, pa, look ! there goes an editor 1' . .
Hush I hush I' said tbe father; 'don't make
sport of the poor man. God only knows what
you may come to yet 1' , :
A person being seated at a table between
two tradesmen, and thinking to be witty upon
them, said, ' How pretty I am fixed, between
two tailors I' Upon which one of tbem replied,
'Yes; being beginners in business, we cannot
afford to bave but one goose between us.'
, A lawyer not overly young nor handsome,
examining a lady witness in oourt, determined
to perplex her, and said' Miss, upon my
word you are very' pretty.' The young lady
promptly replied, ' I would returu the compli
ment, si i) if I were uot on oath. .. - , ...i , ;
They met bar once in yonth'e aweet bonr, ;
' And never afnee tbat day ' j
Hath ab-enee. time, or grief, bad power
. To ebaae tbat dream away. . , - .-.ye
They've aeea tba anna of other r-kfee.
On other ehorae hare aooght delight;
Bat never mora to bleee their eyes . - , ' ;
Can oomo a dream ao bright.
. Tbey met bat onoe, -day waa all,
. Of love'a yoang hopes they knew, ,
And still their hearts that day recall .
As freah aa then it flow. '
Sweet dream .of youth I oh, ne'er again ..
Let either meet the brow .
They left eo smooth and smiling then, '
. Or aee what it is now. . . :
' For, youth, the spell was only tblne, '
' : From thee alone th' enebantment flows
Tbat makes tba world around thee shins -With
light thyself bestows.
. : Tbey met bat onee oh, ne'er again ' "'
Let either meat the brow. :'....,' . rf1.
Tbey leftao smooth and smiling tben, , .,
Or see what it to now.
' -'. "' '- Trbm the Independent, March IT. '
Henry Ward Beecher .on- Anonymous
" Letters... '
..There are many wrong things which persons
do from want of reflection, or from lack of
experience; and writing anonymous letters is
one of tbem.. As a general role, it is safe to
say that no person should address to another
any message which be is unwilling to put his
name to. ';- "
The only cases in which the name is of lit.
tie importance are those in which there can
be no objection to its use. " If ooe is compil
ing a book, or engaged in some known literary
work, one may send him materials, 'or referen
ces, or bints of facts and books, anonymously,
But what earthly reason has tbe informant for
withholding his name? - r. o t ..
We receive a great' many, and the history
of some of .them 'will convey our views better
than general statements. , .: i . ;,
One , writes, to say that A. B. is suffering
great destitution, is very worthy, ought to be
relieved and fib signature;' Our impression
is that the person who wrote tbe letter and
the one mentioned therein, are one and the
same, and that the whole is an attempt to beg
by means of a lie.' ' ' ' ,: " j
. Another sends a letter signed " a member,
of your church,', in which various criticisms
are freely indulged. , We do i ot believe
word about the membership; and if we did,
should say that tares ' were yet' mingled with
tbe wheat. No person has any business to
express an opinion of pnblic affairs that is not
willing to pat his name to it. ; : ".
Another1 person writes' abont a third party
unfavorably, and the moment that we get the
drift of the letter we look) to see if there is a
responsible name. If there is none, we pitch
the letter into the fire; and fear that the wri
ter will follow, in due time, unless be repents
of the ineffable meanness of writing evil of a
fellow, and. hiding his name. This, is an tab
tempt at assassination. A man that will by
anonymous letters injure another, would com
mit aby crime to which his nature addicted
him, provided there was a motive and; impn
nity. -':..':'iT-i .- -i '.
Tery different are the communications hi
which the writers reveal their own experience.
We think-this to be a case, if there can be
any, which justifies withholding to none. ' And
jet we have in micd two eases, both of which
show that it would have been better to have
given the name. In one, a piteous history of
wrong, suffering,. repentance, and almost des
pair, was revealed.'. Had the person given us
a personal interview, or the means of it, we
were of opinion at the time that we could
have prevented almost fatal mistakes And se
eared great good. But it was by the merest
tcb ance months afterwards that we found ont
tbe writer. And then it was too late to do
any good. . . .:'.. ., ' ,;. .,. .!,. . ... ;.-,'
In another case, a person from Troy, in this
State, gave a very affecting account of. her
religions experience, but left her name out
We believe that one hour's conversation might
have set her free whom Satan, bad bound for
years. But we were oot off from communi
cation. And when, a few weeks after, we
visited Troy, we could cheerfully have gone to
any inconvenience ' to relieve; one .'Buffering
much and needlessly, but we had no doe.;.1:
If one's case is worth writing at all, it is not
once in a tbonsand times that' the name should
be left unwritten. ! Even if the confession be
of crime, or of dishonorable -conduct, it is
better to select one who can ' be confided in,
and then make a frank and full and personal
explanation.. Repentance behind a mask is
suspicious. . - ' . ,x : - s
. We disdaih to consider the case of those
miscreants who seek to make mischief in fam
ilies, in neighborhoods, orhotween, friends, by
anonymous information, whether true or falsa
A man who, under cover of darkness, would
stab another's name or hopes, is an own child
of the Devil, and is about his master's business
with an infernal fidelity. .,
If you wish to warn a person of danger, or
apprize him of any evil, go to him, or go to
some friend who will, or write with your sig
nature. But if you will not do that, do both'
iog. If yon are unwilling to bear for another
the risks ol writing your name, you are not
friend enough to entitle you to meddle with
his affairs at all. '"
We are largely in receipt of letters from
anonymous persona asking for small loans of
monsy, aud with only initials for oor super
scription.- A glance detects such trumpery
and a very Blight turn of the wrist converts
them to ashes.
A man's name is meant, to be a safeguard.
Wheie a man is known, he is silently restrain
ed from a thousand incidental temptations
which would assail him if he were consciously
unknown. , A man's name on paper is the rep
resentative of bis person. It will be astiong
inducement to care, honor, truth and proprie
ty. The want of a name to a letter is a pre.
sumptive evidence that a man has been doing
something of which he is ashamed.. An I all
honest men, ought to make it a rule to burn
up, without reading, anonymous coinnaaniea-
tkms. This is onr rule. -It is only now and
then that we begin to read without knowing
that the letter is nameless. ' But usually, "A
letter without a signature goes in an instant
into the fire, or into strips for the wind to play
with j ' -
,, . From Harper's Weekly.
: Oi Wednesday, when it was ascertained that
Mrs. Sickles would be able to leave in tbe
train at six o'clock the next morning, Mrs.
agioli carried Miss Laura Sickles to, see her
father. '"Up to this time, but' of a dread tbat
the place iu which she. would, find bim wo
creatw-S-" terror in her mind, Mr. Sickles had
refused lb have her brought to him;' bpt when
oe ijuna tbat sue was about to leave, and that
hating been kept under the impression that
he was io New Yorkj whither she was goiog,
and that arriving ' there and .not finding her
father, she would experience a great disap
pointment, he finally gave orders to have her
brought to him, expressing at the tame time
a fear; which afterward proved to be too well
founded, that the visit, much as he wanted to
see; the child, would result in the formation of
some gloomy impression in her mind. Brought
dowo'in a carriage on a bright, beautiful day.
the little girl passed, in a few momenta, from
the clear sunlight into! a vaulted room, with
bare whitewashed walls and a brick floor; at
first the joy of seeing her father engrossed her
attention, but soon the strange appearance of
things excited her childish wonder. ' In one
corner she fonnd a rack containing a few old
muskets belonging to the jail, and now super
ceded, by! the more ' efficient .revolvers with
which the guards are -all armed; in another
corner was a narrow Cot for sleeping, a poorer
looking affair than her father's servants have;
and then outside the windows there! was a row
of iron bars; and altogether, she was evidently
at a loss to know what to make of ber father's
snrrroundiogs, but fully convinced tbat it wag
all very queer. " She wanted to know why her
father did not come home, and was told that
he had a great deal to do, and could not leave
at present; then she asked if he wasnot going
with mamma and Laura to New York in the
morning, and was acswered tbat he could not
leave at present, bnt hoped to see his little
daughter again soon. ,A bnndred questions,
such as a puzzled and excited ehild wonld
naturally raise, were propounded, and .all ap
parently parried; bnt at last some dark fore
bodings seemed to fall upon her delicate soul,
as if tbe very proximity of a prison and crim
inals shocked tbe purity which could not even
comprehend the meaning of. crime, for sud
denly her fair little face become troubled, and
her beautiful large, dark eyes filled with tears
Mat multiplied and flowed freely down
cheeks, and, when the fountain was exhausted,
were replaced by sobs. She conk) give no
answer to the many coaxing inquiries as to
what made her weep, and ber grief wbs so
great that she was at last taken away by her
grandmother, bearing with her a small, bunch
of flowers which ber father had called from a
boqnet on his table, and followed by a yearn
ing agony which caused the strong man to
hide bis face in bis pillow and weep the most
bitter .tears he has shed since he baa been in
The N. Y. Herala has a lone review
of the Sickles tragedy, evidently from the pen
of at friend, and indicating the' course of the
defense In the Coming trial. '1' He attempts to
account for tbe dishonor of Mrs! Sickles as
follows: ' ' i" ' 5 -
' Though it was observed in society that Mr.
Key was alwaysat tbe same ball or 'reception
where Mrs. Sickles was found, still his' atten
tions were so decorous and unconcealed, that
the nearest - friends of both entertained not
the least apprehension of anything serious be
tween them. Under this cunning mask of
respectful regard it turns out now that Key
nourished a burning passion for the unfortun
ate wife of Sickles: that he Beized every "p
portuoity and employed every expedient
known to bis vast experience as a" "gay de
ceiver." to entice and allure her within tbe
artful meshes he had drawn round her. He"
sought to interest her by talking in a melan
choly tone of his lonely widowhood and his
raotlierless children. ' At -another time he
would allude to his delicate "health, which hie
caiural ' paleness seemed to indicate, and he
talked of the weariness of the world and his
desire for reft. At the proper period he gave
way to the most passionate declarations ef his
frantic love, which, by all accounts, were
probably true. By such tactics, resolutely
followed 'up, Key succeeded is flattering,
blinding," dazzling, and finally seducing his
luckless victim; and tbe first false "step took
place in' the house and very bed of Sicklea,
during his" temporary absence-in NewYork.
After this their stolen interviews' were manag
ed at tbe house hired by Key for the purpose;
and bo maddened was be by his delirious pas
sion, or so hardened by affairs of this kind,
that be insisted' on frequent rendezvous reck
less of the frightful consequences that "might
ensue on discovery-' : ' '" 0 :1 '' " ' '
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, . ,, Satdbdat, March. 12.
,,s.v.- GewAroi Docket. :ti c. .M
j The Portage County Branch Bank Vi Gas.
lavas Lane. ' Error to District Court of Por
tage County. - ' " ; ;' ' :!'
! Peck, J. - - "f ! -':
Where L., at the request of S. 4 Co, for
the purpose of procuring from tbe plaintiff a
loan for the benefit of S. Jt Co.,' joined1 them,
in a note for $3000, payable to the plaintiff
ninety days after date, and left the note' with
8. & Co., for negotiation, and the plaintiff,
knowing tbat L. was merely a surety, refused
to discount the note at its face, bat without
the knowledge or consent of LH Agreed with
S. A Co. to loan them $2000 upon it and
same day wrote across the face of the note
$2000.' This note was 'discounted for 12000,
which amount is due upon it John H. Ebbert
Cashier,' and the plaintiff, the note not having
been paid at maturity, brought suit against
air tbe makers, describing it as a note for
$3000. Held:- ' '
1. That the note op te the time of its -transfer
and delivery by 8. & Con to plaintiff,
bad no legal validity as a promissory note for
any amount. v ,
2. That the plaintiff having refused to.

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