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* SA,vAA - \^_/-N BELLEFONTE, PA. The Laraest, Cheapest ami Bint Paper FUIILIMHKU IN CKNTKK COUNTY. Ki 'iin His Ni'w York OtMtr, INTERNATIONAL LESSONS. BV REV. B. p. IUKIBRH. N n. FicnitUAßY 20. Lesson 8: Tho Froaching of Joaus. l.t'K t 11 14—21. OOTN* T*T:—"UP lull) •Bolnliil MS to proach till' (IfMpt'l til ttlP l.llKl' t t S . Ventral Truth : —l'rophecv in fulfilled in Jesus. Subsequently to the events nitrnited in the last lesson we have tho baptism of Jesus tiy John, and the divine alien tation of hm person and character, then ttio history ot his temptation in the wilderness, his first miracle, his memor able interview with Nicotlemus and also with the Samaritan woman, and the miracle of the healing ol the nobleman's son. After these our Lord returned to Galilee by divine guidance. This was his second journey into Galilee, and he makes a visit to Nazareth. By this time ho had become very fa mous in all the region, though this does not imply great personal popularity, ttur Lord was never popular, though he otten attracted crowds to hear lii preaching and to see his miraculous works. Itut the men ol Nazareth—his own town—rejected him, and when lie came to his own, his own received him not. At his second visit to Nazareth, he went into the synagogue, as his custom was, showing that he had always been in the habit of attending public wor ship and in taking part in the services as a reader. The arrangements of the synagogue much resembled those of our modern places of worship. The people sat in the front part of the building, facing the pulpit or desk, where the reader or speaker stood. Behind these was a row of elevated seats where the Scribes and Pharisees were fond of silting, they being the "•hief places.'" A chest stood near the pulpit, where the manuscript rolls of the law, or the Scriptures, were kept, from which the reader selected the jxir tion to be read or expounded to the people. After the exposition, prayers were offered, and at the close, the bene diction was pronounced, to which all the people responded Amen, and the service was concluded. The service was not conducted by ordained minis tors, and any competent person was at liberty to act as redder, and could even add his own comments by permission trom the ruler of the synagogue Jesus, by rising in his place, signified his wi-li or intention to read, and the roll was therefore brought to him by an attend ant, and he read the portion which was in course for the service of the day. The lesson was in the hook of Isaiah, and it was most appropriate to the Mes siah. llis reading excited profound attention, and the eyes of all were ft cried upon him. After he had closed the book he said to the peopde : This day is the Scripture fulfilled in your ears." This was equivalent to claiming that he was the Messiah, and that the inspired prophecies were spoken of bim. His claim was a bold one, and he simply asserts it, offering no argument to p'ove it, contenting himself with the simple authoritative declaration that he was the Christ, the annointed Hue sent by the Fattier. Jesus was perhaps astranger to many , of his hearers, at least they might not ' have heard him expound the Scriptures before in public, so that they listened to him intensely and hpsrd him with astonishment and interest. The usual length of the lesson read was about twenty-one verses, and the reader stood during the reading, and was seated during the exposition. hi this occasion his d-scourse must have ' been of a very interesting character, for we are told " they wondered at the gra cious words which proceeded out of his | mouth." It was the first distinct pub ; lie announcement of his Messiahship, and it stirred the hearts of many who were looking and longing for the good tidings of the hope of Israel. There were many who were waiting for the coming of the Lard, and were ready to receive him into open and anxious hearts. i-BarriesL BCOOBSTIOXS. 1. It is a characteristic of the Gospel I that it is first addressed to " the poor." This is a proof of its universal adapt ation. All men are spiritually poor. Hin has itn|>overished the race. It has stripjied men of all true wealth, and reduced them to spiritual bankruptcy. The true wealth of the soul is that which is in accordance with its nature, and lasting as its duration. Holiness and (he favor of God alone can tpake us rich. Hin has robbed us of both, and ' without the Gospel we must remain hopelessly and forever poor. Earthly wealth cannot supply spiritual needs, f We may spend money for that which is ' not bread, for man cannot live by bread alone. The supplies of riches, the offers of pleasure, the promises of fame, are but a mrw'kerjr to the lost sinner seeking a wy of pardon and peace. When a man realizes his |>overty of the spirit, this bankruptcy of the soul, then he can appreciate the value of Christ a* one who was "annointed to preach the Gospel to the poor." 2. How attractive should be the Gos pel of Christ to every variety of spiritu al need. It lias comfort for the broken heart ed, deliverance for the enslaved, sight to the blinded soul, freedom for the op pressed spirit, acceptance for the guilty and condemned, relief for every want and woe! which poor sinners can en dure. .3. What a preacher is Christ. He Is a Scriptural preacher, He is an intelligible preacher; the common people hear him gladly. He is a loving and sympathizing preacher. He is a faithful preacher. He is sti eloquent preacher. He it a preacher who illus trates bis doctrine by his life. He is a preacher who convinces the understand lug and,wins the affection of his bear ers. 4. Would that all preachers would take the Lord Jesus a* their model. The great Apostle said : " We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake." This is the true title of a minister, the servant of the church "for Jesus' sake." A true minister is a shepherd under Christ, and he thinks far more of Iho flock than ho docs of tho floeco. It is bettor to preach so as to turn lite critic into a Christian, than to turn the Christian into a critic. "We seek not yours, hut you." The Gospel ministers to our neces sities rather than to our desires. When our Lord first begun to preach he "was glorified to all." But when he became more pointed in his preaching, tliey rose up against him and drove hint out of their city. We must sometimes preach at thetn, as well a* preach to them. Then, instead of being canon ized, we muct expect to fie cannonaded I 0. Every year of the Gospel dispensa lion is an acceptable year of the Lord. "Now is tho accepted tinio; behold now IH ihe day of salvation." ♦ 111 a Bear's (latches. A Vol Nil W OMAN'S IIESPCHATK sTRHKiI.K IN tt AVNE COUNTY. The following story comes from Lit masons, Wayne county : "Lottie Mar rill, the female hunter of this section, has just had another adventure and one which came so near costing her life that she will probably in the future never j resume her masculine sport. A few I days ago, just alter the great sleet storm I which swept over the country. Lottie | determined to go deer hunting. I 'onuing I Iter snow shoes she started to cross i I'rig fswr.mp, a dense mass of scrub oaks and laurel. When she had re.ich ed the centre of the marsh she discov 1 ered the foot print* of a very largo bear ! on the ertist. She followed the trail out of the swamp for about two miles, when she discovered the den which the > animal inhabited. Entering the cave she found two little cub* on it bed of I leaves in one corner. The cubs were about the size of kittens und were casi | ly captured. " Lottie was just emerging from the • cave when she was met by an immense i she hear. The fie o hud heard the cubs : yell and was making all possible speed Ito rescue them. Before Lottie could draw her ritle to her shoulder the am inal was upon Iter and grasping her ill her paws gave her such a terrible squeeze dial she tainted, when the bear, think ing her dead, released her grip. She fortunately soon regained consciousness and while the old bear plating with her cubs the plucky huntress drew her nil-' and shot her in flic side. The bullet did not strike the animal's heart, and as the brute dashed at her again Lottie drew her hunting knife and i with one hold stroke nearly severed the fie r's head (rotn the liodv. " Lottie was just congratulating her -elf on her successful escape when the i dead bear's mate made his appearance. Lottie's rifle was unloded and she was totally unprepared lor a second encoun t>-r, but determined to "fight it out." The struggle was a long one. Forlun alely the young lady was not encumber ed in her motions by petticoats, for in all her hunting expeditions she wears pantaloons of doeskin, with a long blouse. When, finally, Lottie thought Ihe bear was desd she stooped over to cut hi* throat, and the animal, with one stroke of hi* monstrous paw, lore the clothing almost completely from her body. Luring the protracted strug gle the bear had reached the edge of a ciilf fully a hundred feet high and slop tng Ht an angle ol more than forty five degrees down to the W alliripaupack - creek. As the animal grabbed Little he commenced sliding on the slippery crust down this almost perpendicular slope. l,ottie was carried wan him arid every foot of distance traversed added to their velocity. When they reached the fool of the slope they struck against a tree, completely killing the bear and breaking two of Lottie's ribs, her left j arm and one of her limhe. She man i sgeil, however, to crawl about a mile to a house, where she receiver! medical i treatment. The first bear killed weigh ed when dressed ill-) pounds and the male one 4*4 pounds. Lottie, who is : improving lowly, has the cubs in her , possession, but she says it will be some | time before she will lake another exje : dilion of this kind," - n - Worse Thau kleptomania. Fr m th Mlnn*®folia Minn Tril-nn#. Mr. and Mrs. John Collins, of St. Paul, are astonished—almost dismay ed —at a remarkable peculiarity only lately observed in their son, a boy 10 years old. The boy is a healthy one, with nothing otld in his appearance, except that close observers might con sider bis head disproportionately large, lie attends a down-town Catholic school, and in school appears a* a rather bright scholar, but without particularly studious habits—just a stout 10 year-old boy. with a boy's in clination for play and mischief, but quick to learn wiien be has to study. The peculiarity is that the boy's left hand is a wonderful mngnet. Metal articles of light weight attach them selves to his hand so that considerable force is required to remove thstm. Knives, pins, needles, buttons, etc., enough to cover his hand, will thus attach themselves so firmly that they cannot be shaken off. Htill more, the attraction is so strong that a common coal scuttle can lie lifted by it, and heavier implements have been lifted by stronger persons taking hold of his arm. With heavy articles, however, the boy complains of sharp paiu* darl ing along his arm. In a less degree his left arin nnd the whole left able of his body exert the same imwer ; but it is not at all manifest on his right side. I HE way of salvation is a highway ; highways are always free; pheasants have the same rights as peers; the lieggar has the same warrant to travel this road as the monarch: proud na ture does not like this: "Whosoever will, let him come." IIICITISII DEFEATH. from (h I**ll 11*11 Cl*r.ill. There are only two wars in our his tory in which we eau be suid to have withdrawn beaten front the field. The Hundred-Year War wit It France ter minated in the final ami utter discom fiture of attempts to establish ourselves in that country. We fought seven ob stinate years to prevent the independ ence of the States and failed. From all other contests we have either emerg ed victorious or the affair has ended in a tie. But the number of partial defeats we have had to endure in the course of long ivari i* hardly realized by members of the "Rule Britannia" school. IV.-simists, on the other hand, should remember that their country men have a speciality for retrieving disasters. Most true i* it that Eng lishmen never know when they are beaten. Ilnllam considers that the naval glory of England can first be traced I "in a continuous track of light" from ! tin- pt riod of the ('oniniotiwcalth ; and I that is about the case. Hut the be ginning* of that period were singular jlv inauspicious. It was on the 26th 'of November, 1652, that Van Trump | surprised and defeated our fleet in the i Downs. Next day he hoisted the . broom at his masthead ; but we were not swept long from the ('hauiiel. In February of the following year Blake ! came up with the Dutch admiral of I'ortsmuuth and totally defeated hint, | rapturing or destroying eleven ships of | war and thirty merchantmen. In I June he again attacked them off the North Foreland, when .-tieli a *|>ecta r|e was witnessed as we can never ho|>o to see iii these days—two fleets of ' about one hundred men of war each engaging. Six Dutch ships were taken and eleven sunk. The rest e-raped into (lie ('alais Roads. The Dutch I were shown no mercy. They bravelv reassembled the remains of the fleet and s|><*| northwards, hut were attack ed off their own coast in August. In tlii* action they lost thirty ship- and | the gallant Tromp was killed. Other triumph* followed under the Protecto rate ami the earlier years of the R<-*- | (oration ; hut ('baric* Il.'s govern i incut ended by so scandalously mis managing thing- that De Rnylcr one day sailed up the Thame* nml destroy -evernl English -liijw of war. The 1 -oilml of the cannon could be heard at Whitehall ; but the King was amusing himself the while by chasing a blue bottle fly, which it i* under stood he ultimately captured, but not without a-sistaiice from certain nu ni ! bcr* of hi* court who have acquired 'an unenviable notoriety. This was iu 16(17 ; but the Dutch were not long to j brag of the humiliation they had in dicted on u*. The long conflict with Holland for supremacy at sea was finally decided six years later, when -he formally conceded u* the honor of the flag salute. The French have occasionally licat en ii- at *ca —notably offHeachy Head iu 1690, an event which can*4*l a panic in Dtndnn ; nor was our prestige rea—erlcd till year* later, when Admi ral Russell gained the great victory of La Hogue, An Anglo-Dutch squad ron commanded by Kooke managed to get itself defeated off St. Vincent in the summer ol 1693—an affair much talked of at the time, resulting a* it did iri the loss of eighty merchantmen of the Smyrna fleet, but now forgot ten. From the date of the Seven ears \\ nr the object of all foreign admirals ha* lieen to avoid contact with their Eugli*h friend*. Two inci dents in the naval campaign of 160.} strikingly illustrate the pitch of su periority at which we had arrived. On July 22d Sir Roliert ( 'alder, with fitteen sail, attacked the Franco-Span- ' ish tie* t of twenty, rapturing two and forcing the rest to retire. For thisim jierfeet victory, though gained agam*t such serious odds, he was tried bv court martial and reprimanded. Another fart : Villeueuve had to meditate in October a* to whether he should meet Nelson, and railed a council of war to decide the knotty question. The ad vice his eaptains gave him wa* not to risk an engagement unless he had half a* many shijs* again a* the English. I Itimately the want of provisions com pelled the French admiral to leave ( adiz, and his d<K>m was sealed. The figures of Trafalgar are these: Eng lish, twenty-seven sail of the line, four frigates, a schooner and a cutter; French and Spanish, thirty-three sail, five frigates aud two brigs. Their weight of metal was 2626 guns to our 214*. On land we have proved ourselves second to none, without being able to claim a decisive superiority over France. The principal defeat.* we have sustained from the former power iu modern times are at Ktcenkirk (1662) and I*adcu < 1693,) both lost hy William 111. The carnage was fearful on both occasions, about 34,000 men licing nut hor* du combat on those two days. Follows next on thisgloomy roll Almanza (1707,) wheu a French' refugee, Ruvigny, Earl of Galway, commanded the English, and an Etig- j lish exile, Berwick, commanded the 1 French. In a few hours Galway con- ! trived to lose 16,000 men, 120 stand ards, and all his artillery and baggage. Never did we get such a drubbing. Hut Oudenarde, next year, and Mal plaquet, the year after, were to efface the recollection of this disgrace. In the war of the Austrian succes sion we were twice seriously beaten bv Marshal Saxe, at Fonleimy in 1745, and at Laflcldt in 1647 —the Duke of Cumberland being our commander on both occasions. He was beaten again at Hastcmliek iu 1757. All Hanover was lost hy this defeat. The Duke, who hud been captain-general since 1744, was now dismissed. And yet, in the opinion of utile soldiers, the Duke was uii unlucky rather than an unskillful general. Even in war suc cess is not always the measure of tal ent. Napoleon said of Wellington, "Fortune has done more for him than he for Fortune." Those were dark duvs for Ktigluud. We had just bet u shoot ing Byng lor losing Minorca when Cumberland came to such signal grief. In a couple of years from that date, thanks to the genius of I'itt, we were ill the head of the world. The separate defeats sustained by England in the first American war are not worth enumerating. In spite of some brilliant victories we were fi lially beaten, and there was an end to the matter. In the second American war I Kith sides could claim equal hon or*, both by land and sea, though we marched as victors into Washington. In our war with the first French Re i public we were defeated ofiener than | one cures to rememlicr. The Duke of ork displayed a perfect genius for being outmuneuvered. Ministers so , riously thought of bringing him bo fore a courtmartial, but yielded to the | entreaties of the king that such a di*- gi a:e might lie spared hi* house. Tin y insisted, however, that in future the commund of armies in the field should he at the absolute disposal of tliecub ; inet, instead of being in the personal gift of the sovereign, a* they bad hith- I erto been. In her contest with the Empire aud its allies England suffered, at the most, two or three reverse*. The gravest was the fuilure of the Walcliercn cx|<cdition. The Turks also repulsed an attack of ours on Constantinople in Ih7, which year also wiiw d the defeat of General \\ hiteliK'k by the Spaniards at Humus Ayres. Nearly every barbarous nation with which we have come into contact ho* had the honor to win one victory over u*. Equally, of course, it ha* had to rue it* triumph. The Ashnntces, the Kaffir*, the Zulus, the Afghan*, the ( hiue*e, all these have taught ii* the • lesson that it i* rarely *afe to despise your enemy, however contemptible he may nppenr. SI'KKI If OF !lo\ S. St. ( OX. IN REOARtI TO THE AI'IMSTION VENT |i||.|. NOW lIKIoRE CONOR!**. Mr. Cox cxpluined and advocated 1 the provision* of his bill. Under it the slave States would gain eight and | lose two members ; the Middle States , would 10-e three and the New Eng-, i land State* would lose three, ami the \S cstcrn Siati-s would gain ten and I lose two. 'I he old slave State* would i make a net gain of two; that i, the West would gain eight, while New ; England, New York and Bennsvlva nia would lose six. If any one claim ! < d that that was sectional or partisan, lie might calculate the net gains North and Smth from the mitn!er* 290 to 319, ami the South had a net gain over the North. Under the late cen sus the general increase of lh* country had not differed from ante bcllum time* more than thirty per cent. It inighl not be accurate to say the Southern State* hud increased more than the Northern, though practically they had done so, owing to the defective census of I*7o. Whether true or not, such divisions of the North and South bad lo*t their significance. In any event, the North continued to exceed the South iu Congrcw, in the Electoral College, in the Senate, ami in popula tion. Hut the wonderful increase of fivo State* west of the Mississippi was the salient feature of the census. In twenty years they had doubled their numbers, leaping from one-tenth of the population to one-fifth. These five Slates had increased 67 per cent. No State enl of the Mississippi had attained to -"id |>or cent., while the Pa cific States hail gained 56 |er cent, during ten years. The orb of power might bo departing from the East, but yet with its radiance full it was the star of empire holding its western way lor new conquests. Along with it rose above the horizou the Kouthern cries to add its symbolic cluster to the con stellation. The Federal representa tion of this country was in every sense republican in fact, form am! spirit. It might be said that with all that popular basis and its results the people of the United States had the same greed for gain, ambition to excel, love to rule, desire for intrigue and play of unruly prejudice, jealousy and passion, that had made the history of other nations tragical even to their decline and fall. Still, in spite of that de moralization in it* worst aspect the answer might IK- made, who shall compete with lis in our abundant har vests ; our rich balances of trade ; our increase in commerce and our inex haustible mines of coal, copper, gold and^silver; our unexampled exporta tion anil importations ; our attractive forces ; our stupendous inter-communi cations and their incomes and outgoes by rail, canal, lake, river and sea ; our inventive faculty with its miracles of manufacture; and above all and be yond all, what can rival the star which, as it moves westward, from ever renewing centers of restless popula tion, has in a century added 47,000,000 to its active energies ? These extraor dinary advances in greatness and glory were due to the representative system which struck no name, however hum ble and dependent, from it* roster of nationality. France and Spain might indulge in their revolutions; Kuiit and Germany might trernlle before communistic and nihilistic terrors, and England might boast of her rule in A*iu, Africa and Ireland, and proudly echo the praise which her I'oet I/a lire ate lavished on her as A Ur'l Of -ltu.l A Uml of ju.t on,| i,|,| *W fro, t |,,, n from |>r<* 1., |,fr, Hut slu; hinl no popular representa tion in her parliament founded on the people. It was left tor the |M*oplejif America, of her colonies a century ago, to erect a monument high and splendid around the temple of liberty, and to guard it with a unity and force which the division und variety made by mountain and river and the strut g passion ot hostile armies could not sever. Hy it society was assured pro tection, Stability uud progress. In rearing this monument every one hud builder! over against his house as in the days of dismantled Jerusalem, so that by the whole muss of the living people of the I 'nited States freedom broadened decennially, not "from pre cedent to precedent," hut expanding and strengthening like the boles of the oak, hy the inner growth, drawn from soil, sun and skv. into intense robust life, which defied the storms of i centuries. The Oldest bamniuirc I pnu Hurth. The story goes that three old nun a Mohammedan, a .lew and a Brah | min—seated on the ground beside a i well, disputed together as to which was the first language spoken upon ' earth. The discussion waxed so hot, the voices were raised so loudly, that the sound drew to the spot a young Englishman. The youth had been nut shooting; with his gun in hi hand, and his game at his feet, he now stood, leaning against a tree, listening to the discus-ion Iretween the three men. The Mohammedan, with vehement gesture*, mid many an oath, declared that no lauguage could c<|ual the Arabic. "Is it not the language," he cried, "in which Mohammed i>lc*cd In- his name!) received the holy Koran? l it not that in which the Most High gave law* to the faithful? Will ve, oh ye unbeliever*, cast dust on the grave of the Prophet by doutiting that Arabic is the oldest lunguage on earth ?" Ihe Jew shook hi* gray head, and hi brow was knit into many wrinkle* u he made answer. "The language which Abraham our father, which I-aacbiul Jacob |K-acc le on them!) spake, must IK- honored above all other tongues. Surelv it was beard in Par adise, before Eve plucked the forbid den fruit ! The oldest atnl most sacred language assuredly i* the Hebrew." 1 hen spoke the Hrnhmin, intone* of scorn : "All language*' corn pa red to Sanscrit are as the bulrush com pared with the spreading banyan. Nay ; even a the banyan semis forth shoots, when they touch the earth, spring forth young trees, so other tongues spring front the life giving Sanscrit. He must be void of wis dom, and ignorant a* a woman, who doubU that the most ancient language is Sanscrit." The disputants grew so angry, that it seemed as if to words might succeed blows, when the young Englishman stepped forward. "Ob venerable men!" he said with courtesy, "vou have numltered many year* and i hut a few ; yet let me ar bitrate betw-ecu you. I know what is the most ancient and honorable lau guage spokeu on earth." "Vou know!" exclaimed the Mo hammedan in surprise. "You have but down upon your lips, and will you taeh grayln-ariis like us?" The Hindu muttered to himself— "The Sahib log think that they know everything! They can make roads and bridges, and semi messages through wires ; but what can they tell of an cient languages to a Brahmin ?" "The language of which I would inform you is not only the first spoken on earth, hut it s the one now spoken in heaven," said the Englishman. The three men stroked their beards, and uttered reclamations of astonish ment at the presumption shown by the youth. "And yet more," continued the youth, his eyes, blue as the sky, spark ling with animation as he went on— "without learning to speak this lan guage, no man, whatsoever nation he be, will ever be suffered to enter heaven." "Does your honor know this lan guage?" a-krd the Mohammedan quickly. "Yes, (tod be praised!" the Eng lishman replied. "And where did you first learn it?" asked the incredulous Jew. In a softened tone the young man replied, "I learned it first from the lips of my mother," The three men glanced at each other in surprise ; and then the Hrahmin in- Suired, "And what is the language, O ahib ?" "The language of truth," said the Englishman. • , When the word was spoken, the clouds cleared away from the faces of the three; they stroked their beards and cried, "Well said. Truth is the language of God; truth is the lan guage spoken in hcavau." "Hut it must be learned upon earth'" said the Englishman earnestly. "He fore I came to this laud, I gave up pleasures by day aud rest by night, iu order to leant the language of Hin- doostau. Were I not to know it, I could not remain in the honorable ser vice to which I belong. And thus it is with truth, the language of heaven. (ol i truth itaell,and a lie in to limi an accursed thing. It in written in bin Word,' Lying liare an ahomi j nation to the Lord.' Again tin; three men glanced at each other. 1 here wan not one of them that would not hate lied lor the nake ol making a few pence more pro fit on a bargain, lie* were to them common a* the iiu-<pjii<*; which buz- fL j zed around lh<*ir head*; not one of them had ever thought of falsehood an a deadly ciu, abhorrent to Ihe Mohammedan was the one to npeak first. j _"U|mn what authority doe* the fra ■ hih utfirm that the gate of heaven is closed against those who speak not the language of truth?" ' ( n the authority of God's holy | Word, which cannot he broken," re plied tbo Englishman. "Hear, omy : friend*, what i* declared of the abode ol the lileMwd hy Him who cannot utter untruth : 'I here eltall in no wine enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever workelh üboiuiua j tion or niaketh a lie.' " "Heaven will Im- very empty,then," : said the .lew with a Miecr. "Vour favored Saint I'eter, aecordiug to your own Scriptures, lied thrice, and with oath* and curses. Shall In: lie shut out from lieavcii, or shall his sin aione ! go unpunished ?" "I'eter's sin win punished," replied ! the Englishman gravely; "hut it was l'eler s Dud, the Master, whom I'eter had denied, who bore the p< naltv for | bini Ibe blood that flowed from the Saviour s wounded side can wash away all sin, whether ol thought or word or deed, the sin of falsehood among the rest. Hut those who would be forgiven 1 like I'eter, must, like I'eter, believe ! and love. When (iod's spirit comes into the lu-art, He comes to drive awav evil from it; the unjust becomes just, and the proud become* meek, and the lips that often were stained with falsehiwal learn the language of heaven the language of truth." I'ope l/co's kind face. ] ll'ttie ( ITM||i .'bijenca, < bt' Al't TlS< At last all the others were gone, ; and we knelt at the feet of the pope, while a motisignorc in violet silk lean ed over and rem! him our names. I was surprised at the genial expression of hi* lace, the kindliness of hi* keen black eyes, so |*rly [sirtraved in hi* I photographs. His rulie was of white cashmere, and a gold chain hung around hi* neck, and on his head was a white skull-capf fringed with his • ilver hair. His feet in their crimson -lij|H-rs rested upon a cushion, and (ieople ki.-sed the gold that was j embroidered upon theni. He sat in an nrnie>l chair, upon which was ] thrown !t scarlet cloth, nnd an attend ant in the back ground waited with i his white mantle and crimson velvet < hat corded with gold. The marchesa , held his hand ami spoke with him for several minutes, and then he turned ami extended it to me, and I kissed a i large amethyst on hi* ring, and looked ) up into his kiudlv eyes. The marche*a having repeated that \ I was an American,and that I desired \ his blessing lor myself ami all the v family, he laid his hand upon my head, and, turning to her, said : "An American, and how then did you come |to know her?" "Holy Father, she j lives in mv house," was the reply, j "She is good," added his Holiness, with a merry smile in his eye*, and I, not wishing to rest under false pre-* J tences, said : " tteatieeinw Padre son o I'roteeiania," whereufwin he a j little wry face, laughed, shook his head at me, and laid his hand in blessing upon my head a second time. I took courage, raised the rosaries, and he covered them with his hand. Then we went away, and I saw him heave a sigh of weariness. It rnut indeed be very fatiguing to see so many people. I have becu informed since that two hundred persons were presented that day, and ['ope Leo is far from strong. He has recently been ill. and his voice trembles from weakness ; his hands are unsteady, and altogether his extreme feebleness is apparent to every one. "GRIMLY DAX," the hero of Man tana, led a wonderful life. He was once set on by a whole tribe of lu dians and obliged to run for his life. He headed for a cliff "00 feet high, dodging the bullets fired at him as he ran, being able through long practice to tell the course of a hall by the sound as it approached from the rear. Grizzly Dan unhesitatingly leaped over the cliff, to the amazement of the Indians. As he was falling Dan turn- Mi, raised his Winchester rifle to his shoulder and pulled the trigger. An Indian toppled over with a hall through his left eye, and while he kept falling I>an kept pulling the trigger until seventeen redskin* had ball* through their left eyes and were falling over the cliff after him. The eitrhteenth shot only carried away an Indian's nose, as the air was to full of falling Indians between Dan and the top of the cliff that his aim was a little con* fused. He strurk feel foremost in the river below, and swam to the op* poaite shore before the last ludian's dead body struck the water. WitKJt a hoy has a mild watch pre sented to hint he will cheerfully travel two mile* to regulate it in the pret ence of hit enemies.