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1 S. - .- , Tit -( r ik it. i,i in iti rimiiiiiM r hi VOL ft -RUBBER 15. Prayer a a IBM Vow IT ItU WOODVILLI. "fwa 1 saaltsw Indisn 11 in mmA i-Murht had bsaraa U aather in bur Aumkv hand ths roMeu traaate of the da. Bat the gathering obscurity hid not the lore-light in CWa'a ey.. while it softened to extreme tweet- tas (be anile upon her lip? She eat upon a rxstic bench before a little cottage, orer which. one might tow faaeled the godde.. of telle presided, ao graceful and appropriate were all iu appointments within and withont. The w war- hoar wee beautiful, and an artiet or poet would hare dwelt enraptured upon the dreamy beau ty of the aceue. Bat the young mother heed ed naught but her little Charlie who rolled in frolicsome glee with Carlo -on the turf at her feet She aaw only the pretty boy; heard only the pushing laugh whoee lightest tones made music i her beart f 9 A .,',-nscer'e eye he was surpassingly Wr.-and to th.J htT' h,wt how beMti fel! Hi. delicately pentd felur" wh'M imaged from her own, tho' bii bro . dr cant, and his blue eves looked un win. mirthful glance rery unlike the serious tender ness of her own. Clara bowed her head upon her hand and closed her eyes in a sweet re very , still she eaw in her mind's eye the golden head of Charlie resting on Carlo's black, shaggy eoat. Then ehe wore in fancy the web of the future and every thread was bright with love and happi ness: eke led her boy in a flower strewed path, way, eaw him a noble youth, and then a man with fame and honor encircling his name. She forgot tbe temptations of life; she forgot the passious and weaknesses of this earthly nature, and for.dly saw her son grown up with all the innocence uf childhood How proud and hap py she would be in him; how fond and tender he of her! 5he smiled unconsciously at these pleasant imaginings, and felt her heart go out to her little one, with a lore that was almost worship. An angry cry smote her ear, and her vision dissolved in air, as many a sweet vision has before, She raised her head in lime to see Charlie's tiny hand fall with an uukind blow upon Carlo's head which but a moment before be bad hugged to himself in fondness! '0, Charlie!' cried the mother imploringly. 'Bad, naughty Carlo! he scratched me with his great paw,' cried Charlie, passionately. Clara took her child in her arms, kissed tbe little wound and soothed the tumult in his in fant breast, then a few gentle, judicious words sent Charlie to the dogs' side again; be put both arms tightly around his neck, and Carlo forgiving fellow growled a good nalured growl to evince his satisfaction. Though Charlie was good and h ippy again. Clara still looked sadly and seriously upon him; The sensitive child observed it and said, 'Don't look sorry now, mamma; I'm good now,' I was thinkinc what a sad temner mv little boy has. Do you know, Charlie, that persons I sometimes do things very wicked when Ibey are angry? 0, if you should grow up a bad : passionate man!' Charlie stood before his monther, and the look of enxiety, almost of terror, upon his face, aid plainly, 'What shall I do, mamma, what shall I do?' 'Kneel, my child,' laid Clara, as if in answer to his inquiring lqok, 'Kneel, and ask God to help you, and to teach me how to lead you!' 2ue little one knelt with clasped hands, and the penitent tears glistened like dew upon the roses of his cheek. Clara bent over him till her dark curls mingled with his golden locks. It was a holy, light! that young mother, in her girlish grace and beauty, praying with her little one. The stars came forth and looked down ia silent awe upon them, and the record ing angel traced that mother's prayer in char acters of gold. Eighteen years hare circled away with their changing hopes aad fears, tbeir sorrows and their joys. Let us look again upon the little cottage, once sq tweet a home. 'Tin night, aad the full moon looks down smilingly upon the spot; yet there is a lonely look on every thing that saddens us as we pan up the grav ered walk. Tail, rank weeds have chocked the flowers, and the zephyrs whisper mourn fully throu6h tbe untrained vines. Let ui en ter. HoW still it ml How oppressive is the silenee! Clara is sitting here alone and bowed as f 10 griei or meuuauon The hand supporting her head is pale aad wasted, and though the lender Unwri the tears are falling one bv one Why sits she here alone and weeping? If here is he who won her girlish heart with its trust ing affections? There is a grass grown grave hallowed with her tears Clara hi widowed! Bat Charlie, have the angels taken bim too, to the happy land, and is Clara indeed alone? Yes, Clara is alone ia the saddest sense; yet Ohar.ie it not with the angels, bat with those who could soon change the angel in his heart to a demon. Temptation hat allured ibe youth fan aside from the narrow path, and Clara weeps despairingly for her erring ton. Liet US sees; mm, ana percnauce we may ii.4.. him tn hla mother's side. In an uDDer room in the village hotel are heard the soi.fMs of revery aad boisterous mirth. Charlie a here, j tbe youngest and faireit of the group, but with, and fki, roasd A, (WHfuMi, Ai aagtl homed over Olurlis with droop ing wiag Ml doweest eye, holding in her head traatpereat scroll with goldsa letters poa it- oui ii neeaea not 14 keavenly presencs sad piayea wilt 1 Diane eagerness. 8000 Ultra a lose an angry dispute, and Charlie's roiee roee " " WID lo mi: lnen 0D accused him of Ule,r7 d deception, ud in mad paaaion the youn m" heavy bedded caae to ,ttnk h" 0CM" dMPte blow. At thia huM moment lhe MU PUwd le gic i"1 U" h,i Ma bi n"d dropped I to b" ,,d M ,f P"d Frooa ddeo '- I ,UT''' "clur roM itseir Deiore bis mental vision: he saw himself a tiny boy kneeling by hie mother ' side her low toned voice filed his ear, he fell the touch of bar toft hair upon his cheek and her gentle hand upon his head. How the terrible passion melted in his heart and the old feeling of grief sad penitence thrilled its every cord! A sudden fear seized him. fear of himself and his own unguarded passions. Though the taunts and jeers of his companion! rung in his ean he started in wild haste for tbe only safe place for him bii mother's side, nor stayed bis steps until he sank upon his knees with his hti k'" N " he so oft had done in childhood. 'Mother, mother, ?Ty for .'' b lobbed, lever pray for you my toiV iiu c&n smoothing the damp hair from bis iieaicd ! brow. 'I know it, mother.' replied he in a deep tone, and perhaps it has this hour saved me from being a murderer.' In li enabling accents the young man confess ed his errors and the danger from which he had flown to her side. Clara's tears fell fast; her feelings were too deep for utterance Then Charlie, still kneeling, raised his clasp ed hands and tearful eyes heavenward the re cording angel floated softly in, and bent her head in rapturous expectation, then the earn est, solemn words parted Charlie's lips: 'Be fore Thee, Great God, do I pledge myself nev er again to taste the intoxicating cup, never a- gain to neglect my mother, and to become, if possible, worthy of such a mother!1 With tears of holy jjy the angel seized a di amond point and wrote the young man's vow beneaih the mother's prayer, traced on the shining scroll long ago in that sweet twilight hour. Then joyously, did the angel plume her flight upward; bearing the tablet to present, a precious offering at the Father's throne! Bethel, Vt., March, 1855. An Anxious Wire. Some women are never happy unless they are scrubbing, brushir.g( sweeping, or otherwise toiling in household aff airs; although they have servants to do all they require. The Hon. H Erskine's first wife was one of this class, and her extreme nervous irritability eccentric ways .it may be supposed, did not contribute greatly to herHarry's domes- tie haaaiaaaa. One of her n.-cnlinriiii-' ,-nnaia. ted in not retiring to rest at the usual hour. She frequently employed half the night in ex. aming the wardrobe of the family, to see that nothing was missing and that everything was in its proper place. The following is told as a proof of her oddities: One morning about two or three o'clock, having Oeen unsuccessful in a search, she awoke Mr. Erskine from the sound , 1 , . , . ... 1 1 sleep by putting to him this important mterro- , , . , ... gative: 'Harry, love, where s your white waist- 0ttl. n I Tbe Broke 1 Heiirted. About two years ago, I took up my resi dence for a few weeks in a country vill i ere, in (he eastern part of New-England. Soon after days by Mr. h. u, Collins, who pronounced the my arrival, I became acquainted with a young frame to be.in quality of timber and workman lady apparently about seventeen years.of age. ship superior to anything which be had ever She had lost the idol of her heart's purest witnessed in the way of ship-building in this love, and the shadows of deep and holy mem- country or in Europe. The frame of the Niag ories were retting like the wing of death upon ara is now complete, and the workmen have her brow. just commenced putting on the planks. She I first met her in the present of the mirthful, jbids fair to be the 'crack frigate' of our navy. 8he was, indeed, a creatuie to be admired: her . 0 brow was garlanded by the young year's sweet: Hone aad Wile oa Saturday Alight. flowers, and ber sunny tresses were hanging beautiful and low upon her bosom, and she moved through the crowd with floating unearth ly grace that the bowildered gaser looked al most to see her fade awsy in the air, like the creation of a pleasant dream. She seemed cheerful, and even gay; yet I saw that the gay ety was but a mockery of ber feelings. She smiled, but there was something in her smile which told me thai its mournful beauty was Dat the bright reflection of a tear; and her eyelids at times passed heaviiy down as if struggling to repress the agony that was burst ing up from her heart's secret urn. She look ed at if she could bay e left the scene of festivi ty, and gone out beneath tbe qaiet stars, and laid her forehead down upon the fresh, green earth, and poured out her stricken soul, gush after gush, till it mingled with the eternal foun tain of purity and life. I have lately heard that the young lady of whom I hare spoken is dead. The close of her life was as calm as the falling of a quiet stream; gentle as the singing of the breeze that lingers for a time around the bed of withered roses, and then dies for evry sweetness. CARROLLTOM, CARROLL (WHY, It cannot be that earth is man a oaly abiding plce. It eaaaat be that oar life u a babble, cast ap by Ike oeaan of etenmty . u float a mo at oa iti surface, and then sink iata mm Mt"i darkaeee. Else, why ia it that tbe high and glorious aspiration which leap like angels from the temple of oar beam. are forever wandering abroad uisstisasd1 Wby is it that tbe rainbow and the eload easae over aa with a beauty that is not of earth, aad then pass off and leave us to mate on their faded loveliness? Why is it that the star which bold the festival around the midnight throne, are eel above the greep of our limited faculties, and forever mock ins; as with their unapproachable gloiy? And finally, why is that bright forma of human beauty are presen ted to the view, and then taken from aa. wav ing the thousand streams of affliction to flow baek in an Alpine torrent upon our bearU? He are born for a higher destiny than that of the earth. There is a realm where the rain, bow never fades ; where the stars will be m,i befoie us like the islands that slumber on the ocean ; and where the beautiful beings that here pass before us like visions, will stay in our presence George D. Prentiee. The Mew 1 ertm Frigate laaarit. There is now upon the stocks at the navy yard. Brooklyn, the frame of a wsr frigate.that is intended by ber builder; Mr. Geo. Steers, to be tbe strongest and fleetest of her size and Man afloat. m, - -I I. nnji of lU tiv tnr miXA propriation was made ij Ia,t Oongress.tbe others are now being constructed a! oiue.".,,TT yards throughout the country. This frigate Is to be called the Niagara, and will be launched sometime during the present year. The Niag ara is sharp at the bows.eomething like tbe fast sailing yachts which generally take the prize at the match races. Her extreme length is 346 feet, breadth 65 feet, and 31 feet the depth of hold from the floor to the under side of spar deck. Hhe is intended to carry 11 eleven-inch swivel guns. As to the speed of this vessel, Mr. Steers ex pects wonders, and from her shape one feels thai his expectations may be realized. Mr. Steers says she will sail 17 miles an hour under an ordinary press of canvass, an J is wil ling to risk all he can commend upon the Niag era fulfilling this expectation. The usual speed of sailing vessels of this size, under full spread of canvass, being only from eight to ten miles an hour, and from ten to twelve miles being considered extraordinary speed, this expectation of Mr Steers seems rather extravagant, to say the least of it; but still he feels sanguine of success. Th is speed goes even ahead of the Grapeshot, and if gain ed in the Niagara, it will puzzle the world to catch her in a fair race. As to the strength of this vessel, there is lit tle if any improvement to be made. Her frame is of the best live oak, every piece being care fully selected before allowed to go into her hull She is diagonally braced on the out side of her timbers, instead of the inside, with iron, which dd 99 Per 0fnt" toeir strenlj',u This is the first opportunity Mr S. has had of testing the truth of his belief as to the mode of iron bracing, and feels confident that the Niagara will austain him in her extraordinary strength. These iron braces are five inches wide and sev en eighths of an inch thick, running diagonally at an angle of 45 degrees each way, from the UUIbBllI UVCI .uc null uunii fcU niuuu UI5 v ,, . , , , , of the keel, with al the crossings bolted thro , , ... . , and through with large iron bolts. All the elampt, ceilings and bilge streaks are coned and . '11 ,Un Jman II 1 i I V. i fitfa fnAt bolted edgewise, between every timber of lhe frame. The workmanship on this vessel is car ried oniwiih the greatest care. The Niagara was visited and examined a few Happy is the man who has a little home and a little angel In it, of a Saturday night. A house no matter how little, provided it will hold two or so no matter how furnished, pro vided there is hope in it; let the wind blow close the curtains ! Whai if they are calico or plain, without border or tassel or any such thing ? Let the rain comedown heap up the fire. No matter if you haven't a candle to bless you with, for hat a beautiful light glowing coals make, red- dening.clouding, shedding sunset radiance thro' the little room just enough to talk by ; not as load as in the highways; not rapid as in the hurring world but softly, slowly, whispering with pauses between them, for the storm with out, and the thoughts within, to fill up. Then wheel tb sofa around before the fire ; no matter if the sofa it a settee, uncushioaed at that, if so it may be it it jait long enough for two, or say two and a half, with two or two and a half in it. How tweetly the mutio of iil ver bells from time lo time, falls on tho listen ing ear then. How mournfully swells the chimes of the 'days that art no more.' OHIO. THUB8PAY. APuTL il 1855. Under each eireasnetaaeet. and sstab a time, eases ;tal Wast sixty -aias and a half tut ale mites nearer kiagdom eosts.'thaa say oik er point Ud down ia 'Ms! is Bras f May be yoa smile at tktt picture; but there it a secret between as, vis ; it is a copy of a pieture, rudely drawn, bat Was as lbs Peata teach, of an original ia every human heart. 0 The Li lis of Tohaero. It costs stors than sdaeaUoa er religion, the army or navy. It eotie Rnglaad aad A men ca a sum taOsisat to support 50,000 mini stars with a salary of 1.000: or more than 100,000 missionaries Ths students in one college pay more than flO.000 for segars yearly. It tends to idleness, poverty, strong drink, aad the whols family of vicss. It tends to debility .ay s pepsie. palsy, cancers, insanity, delirium tre mens, aad sadden deaths. Il weaves a wind ing sheet around 20,000 in oar land evesy year. "CAR T I Oal TOBACCO, SIB. It I PLBAS8 ?" 0, yee.my friend, you ean be a chewing smo king, snuffing, spitting, disgusting mortal, if you please. So can your little son. -'Sland aside my liule boy, I want to pate." "Don't csll me a little boy. I have smoked and chtwsd these two yeart." A tllOIT WORLD, ran I Bishops, doctors, deacons, lawyers smoke ! Boys smoke. Little ragged, dirty, thieving, swearing boys smoke. "Father," said an ur chin., "ain't you opposed to monopolies ?" "Yes." "Then gel me a box of Havanas and a shawl.' BtMBDT. I. J ever uss u yourself. 8. Banish it from your Unties na p:?mise. 3. Parify the church. 4. Rebuke tbe sale of it. 6. Look after schools, and save the yenng. 6- Sign and circulate this pledge. I hereby pledge myself to abstain from ths use of tobstco, in all forms, totally and forever. 0 Tin Last House ov Nicholas. Tbe Trib une relates lhe following : "It seems that the deceased Emperor took a severe cold, reviewing some new regiments. His physician did not, at first, deem the ease grave, bat soon a violent gripe manifested it sell, followed instantly by an inflamation of the lungs. The disease was first discovered to be really dangerous on the 1st of the month.aad the Emperor, aware of its character, told his doctor that he felt that his time was come. His wife and son AK-xandtr were constantly with him. When one of his physicians, Dr. Mandt, told him that there would, probably, be a paralysis of the lungs, he asked quickly : "When shall I be paralyzed ?" He demand ed in Russian, of his olher physician : 'When shall I be suffocated ?' This occurred early on the morning of the 2nd inst. He ihen went through religious duties taking the sac rament and bade his wife, children and grand children farewell, giving to each of them the benediction, with a clear, voice, and with full and quiet consciousness. In the evening he took farewell of all the persons belonging to his Court. The Empress, his son, (now Em peror,) the Grand Duke Coustantine, the Counts yllderburgh, Orloff.the Prince Dolgor ouski, and a few others, remained around him to tbe last moment. He died on the 2nd of March, at ten minutes past noon." PaosPiCTs or thx Whzat and Faort Cbopi From all the information we have been able to gather we are gratified in feeling justified in stating that the prospect of the Wheat Crop in the Southern part of Indiana and Illinois is unpreced ently favorable. Tbe severe dry winter now drawing to a clcse, has ou some of the prairie lands caused the plants to turn yellow, bat has not affected it in less exposed situations, and the injury to tbe prairie crops will soon be repaired by the return of genial spring weather we may now daily look for. A much larger breadth of ground has been sown with wheat this season, so ihat with a favorable time from now till har vest we may safely look forward to a coming year of prosperity. jThe short crops of the past season were se verely felt by the farmers, and many have found it a hard matter to supply tbe necessary sustenance to their stock, bat we hope the les son, though severe, may be in the end benefi cial to them and influence more provident hab. its, and induce them more effectually to pro vide against a similar occurrence. All the accounts we heve gathered of the prospect of the crop of peaches and apples.al so gives us hopes of a bountiful supply of these fruits, at the frost has not so far at we hat heard, occasioned any serious injury to the treet. It is oar earnest hope that an all wise Pro vidence will so order the season that we may not again be visited with the disaster of the past year.Evansville Enquirer, 24'.h. THE COBPOBAIi. During the American Revolution, an officer, not habited ia the military cottume, waa pass ing by where a small company of soldiers were at work making some repairs on a small re doubt. The commander of a little tqutd wat giving ordert to thott who were under him. rel ative to a Hick riting 10 tbe top of the workt- The timber went up bird, and oa this account tbe votes of lbs little great man was heard ta is regular voctffsraUoa of "Heave awsy ! then the goat! hears ho "' Tbe oascer before taokea of, stopped his horse when be arrived at ths place, aad ttwsat ths timber scarce!) moed, asked ths eosasaaa dsr wbv u did not take bold ao J render a Utile aid. The latter locked somewhat aston Mbad, aad laraiaf to the officer with lbs aa tbatfty of aa etapsror, said : "Sr. I am a Corpora!.' 'Yoa are not though, are you f said ths officer. 'I wae not aware of it.' and taking off bis hat and bowing, 'I ask your pardon, Mr Corporal. Upon this be dismounted from bis elegant steed, flung ths bndls ever a post, aad lifted Ull lbs sweat stood in drops upoa bis forehead When ths timber was stsvated to its proper sta tion, taming to the msa clothed ia brief au thority. 'Mr. Corporal Commander,' be said, when yoa have another such job aad have not men enough, send for your Commander-ia Chief, and I come aad help yoa the second time.' Ths Corporal was th under -struck. Il was Washibotob. MxcBAincs. St. Paul was a mechanic s maker of tents from goats' hair; aad, in the lec turer's opinion, he was a model mechaaie. He was not only a thorough workmaa at his trade, but was a scholar a perfect master, not only of his native Hebrew, bat of three foreign tragus, a knowledg of which he obtained by close application to study daring his leasare hours while servine his aoDieniieeshiD. It was a cus torn among the Jews t) learn tatir sons some . J ' trade, a custom not confined to tbe poor clsses, bat was also practiced by the wealthy; and it was a common proverb smong them, that if a I father did not teach his son a mechanical occu-1 nation, he taukb1- bim to steal. The custom, ' . . T- 1 :r .u. ..!. . L . was a w'se one, inu i iu vi tuc uracut c, . , . . , . ,, . tl , .u . fj ,. .1 Stephen, in holy ca mness, m the quiet sab day won d imitate lhe example, tbeir wrinkled n.. r . . a . ,. " , ' . ,. , ( 1 , . . limit of a triumphant faith, prays for himself cheeks would not so often blush for tbe help- ,, . T , :"?.. . - lesess, and not nafrequcntly criminal conduct of their offsprntg. Even if a fa her intend hi. son or o-e 1 1 - pome of heaven. 'So he giveth his beloved calculable- benefit 10 ih at son to instruct h m 7 , , .. . , . 6, . nwicoiiow u sleep. In the hour of dissolution every saint msorne brsnch of mechsn.sm Hi. education whether sinking under a'.how would not only be Lnore complete and healthy Qf , fc bathe m.ghtatsome.atureime measeoffa.l- Toice ,ayi lCome bilher,. Before eseap ure in his profession,!.. his rade very enure- . - P ninnt as a means of earn.'iZ hi bread; and he must messarily be more confident in mechan ical from his professional eduection. An ed ucated mechanic was a model machine, while an uneducated mechanic working under the superintendence of another's brain. Let the rich and tbe proud no longer look upon me chanism as degrading to him who adopts a branch of it as his calling. It is a. noble cal- lng-as noble as the indolence and inactivity of wealth is ignoble -Lecture by Rev. Dr. Adamt. T , There are about jeven m.lhon pores in the body of a man of ordinary size. If these were joined lengthwise, a tubs would be form- ed twenty-eight miles long. ): Terrier Doos Nearly every farmer keeps one or more d, gs; and many, permit me lo say ; plainly, are mere cms of no value whatever. ! Now a pure bred terrier is more valuable upon a farmstead, for destroying rati and mice .about the house and barn, than a dozen cats. I have kept a terrier the past two years, and previous to that my barn was overrun with rats now they are rarely seen or heard, upon my prtm isea. The Terrier is also good as a walchdog, to hear, give notice of intruders, and a dog that thieves dread, as il is impossible to coax or wheedle him into silence. O. Farmer. 0 Ltvt Stock Working oxen that are well- tended now. will be far more serviceable for tbe spring woik, than those that are neglect ed; so if good buiter cows are desired in the summer, tbev must be turned to pasture in thrifty condition. 0 We fed, last year, from ten to seventeen swine on a mixture of Swede and flat turnips, beets, carrots and parsnips, boiled and mixed with a small portion of cob meal. They ate it greedily, and throve well. New England Farmer. Fire-wood, split fine and housed at once, will be best, if a current of air passes through it at ter being under cover. tW Tbe Gover nor of Alabama appoint ed last Saturday as a day of fasting and pray er. He calls upon all pious citizens to pray for the peace and harmony of the Union, anl lor the cessation of the A nti -Slavery agitation at tbe North, 0 The Farmers' Branch Bank of Ashtabu la, bat recovered judgment against tne for mer County Treasurer, for tbe amount of tax el illegally distrained from it The amount distrained was 16,668 91 amount of judg ment obtained isf7,026 9l. This is another of the beauties resulting from Locofoco Leg islation. Z3r0n Monday .night the 26th ulithree . ,, 1 I TA -II young men named niescn, Miner, ana von, residents ot Cincinnati, assaulted a man namea Geoddell; end in the hffray oneoflhem,Hieseh, drew a loaded pistol.and shot Geoddell through the lungs. It was the opinion of the physi cians that the unfortunate man could not possi bly survive- The assailants were arrested, and held to bail in 93.000 each. 9The SteubenviHa and Indiana Railroad was opened to Newark on Monday lhe 19th ult. It connects at thai place with ths Central Ohio Road for Columbus. Regular trips will short ly be mads between SteubenviUe & Pittsburgh, which will add much lo the travel on the Wet tern end of tbe road. When ia a man thinner than a shingle? When he's s shaving. wflou Ruimrmi tWk rnkwoaary had oacsbaaad a Soaih Sea Islander for the sin of p- lygaaiy After a day or two lbs cannibal rstoraed, bis face ra diant with j j 'Ms ail right, bow ; one wife. Me vry goo christian.' 'What did ye do with the other? aaked the missionary 'Me eat ber up ' Woald'at yoa call this the calf of a let? asked Bob, pointing to one sf the nether limbs BMW bat resembling barber poles. 'No,' re plied Jim, I should rather say it wtt the lew of a calf ! Exit Bob, ia a harry. An Irishman in recommending a eow said she would givs milk year after year, without having calves Because said he, 'it runs in the brade, for she came of a eow that never had a calf !' 'I don't believe it's say ass to vase) nets for small pox." said a baek woods Ken tuck iao, 'for I had a child vaccinated and he fall oat of a wiadoa and was killed in less than a week sl ier' It has been satisfactorily ascertained that nocks eater lhe water for oivxa come oat for sew oar motives. A woman's hesn is like a fiddle, quires a bow to plsy upon it. h. ro- 'Bill, did you aver go to sea?' 'No. bat I doubled one of the capes of Flori da 'Possible! Which one?' 'The one thai belongs Tallahassee.' to Lilly Jones, of My German, friend, how long have yon been married?' 'Yell, dis is a ting dat I dont seldom like to talk spout, but vt-n I doss, it . , -Mr - seems so long ss it it never vas gunftqg tlcaimtfj, THE ViiBlaTlAyTuKATnT hu mard , not this lo their charge;' bu, . h and jnU) f,? , A. ?. f 1 u , . Gleams from tbe sunshine of everlasting glorv find tbeir way lo their cell, '0 what joy!' exclaimed Dr. Gordon. 'Peo ple have said that death is frightful. I k ok on it with pleasure. I see no death at my bed side. It is that benign Ssviour waiting to take e. I could not have a fear. This is not tbe testimony of one who has nothing lolive for. I a m in t!A nrim, rtf lita Willi rnmfnrtm on. I frjend. me And the t of fcev ven j, more tbaa all,' I fear I am sinfully im- patient in so longing after heaven; but it is so gloriousl Christ, not death, is about to take me from eartb There j, no aeltn to tBe Christian. That glorious gospel takes away death.' 8uch a departure a morsine roort a dying without death; it is the believer's blrtb- day of eternity his last best birth-day, his birth into glory unutterable and unending. Tbe saint no less than lhe sinner, must depart this life. Uf ail the millions who nave yet nv ed, only two have been translated; and in time to come, those only who are alive at the coming of our Lord shall in the twinkling of aa eye be changed, without lasting death; but the kw is and these exceptions are hardly to be named that all must die. lhe most eminent saints, the men and woman after God's own heart ; the beloved disciple the one just refer red to who on tbe eve ot departure saw the heavens open the right hand of God; and be who years before decease, waa canght up to the third heaven, have alike been obliged to pass through the same door unto tbe unseen world. It was revealed unto tbe venerable Simeon that be should not see death befoie lie had seen the Lord's Christ; but the sight of him who is light lo lighten the gentiks ar.d the glory of Israel, made it no less necessary for him to behold the King of Terrors. 0 SUNDAY SHOOL0. No institatien contributes more to the cenc prosperity, morals and respectability of acorn unity than its Sunday Schools. The law can only pumsb, while bunday Schools prevent crime. Colleges and Seminaries and Publi Schools, it is true, enlighten the mind and de velope mental genius, but the especial object i of the Sabbath Schools instruction sre the heart, the life, tbe destiny, tbe soul. The nat ural demand of the soul for a religion of som e sort for a Divinity to do homage to, is tar greater than the aspiration after fame or wealth. A kind heart is to be more desired than a wise head, where the two qualities can not be combined. The conquesis of genius are the flashing of livid lightning that cracks the gloomy thunder cloud and leaves the world to woncer at bis power, cut the heart that feels lhe thrill of kindness, that is good, and true and pure, beams like the unobstructed rays of mellow moonlight upon the world, imparting pleasure, elevating the desires, subduing the p assions, and leading men lo imitate its virtues. Not even tbe family circle is so well calsulated to improve the heart of the child as ths in struction of the Sabbath School, for here great er truths than ever parent uttered are taught and tbe child learns, what many men nevir learned, "who is my neighbor?" To a faith ful teacher there is no more deligtitfui employ ment than to teach children susceptible as they always are the simple truths of the hi ble, and when we contemplate the silent influ ence which these Sabbath School instructors have in forming the future character of lhe man or woman, the position becomes one of great importance and responsibility. 1 -1 fi: 11 an, "I never go to church," said a eountry tradesman to his parish clergyman, "1 alrayd spend Sunday settling accounts. " The minis ter immediately replied, "Yen will find sir. that ths day of judgment will be spent in the same manner." Nudity and rags, sre idlaess and ig norance on exhibition.