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o Moro Oompromiiso witli Slavory. 1 TERMS, 61,25 IANCR VOLUME 1. 1RASBURGII, VERMONT, FPJPAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1856. fit! 0 illisf cllancous Articles. Wealth and Education. Ia selecting between two objects, it is necessary that we should have some knowledge of the value, importance and influence which each possesses in the es timate of those minds which combined make a world. Thus we may consider these as two exhaustless fountains, from whose depths proceed those crystal streams vhich eTer cast a halo of light and joy by which to illuminate many a despond ing heart, and from whose flowing streams each thirsty and craving heart would fain lrink. "- -When one has once sipped the enchanting draught, it will only serve to increase that desire which knows no rest cmtil he has succeeded in drawing from the very depth, which pleasure he can never be permitted to enjoy ; for these fountains are exhaustless, and although he may draw from their treasures for years or even centuries, he will not be able to penetrate their crystal waves, whose mysterious current will ever con tinue to flow an uadimned and undiminish ed. Bat brightest and most pure are those streams which issue from the foun tain of education, and creates in mankind desires and aspirations which angels do not blush to own, and which elevate man to that standard, which from the begin iring of the world, was erected as a mark toward which all his energies and am bition should center. It excells in bright ness and glory, the dazzling splendor with which wealth decorates herself, as the glittering diamond excels in beauty and brightness, the grey pebbles which Jay scattered in every direction. "Wealth, 'tis true is endowed with many charms, and she extends in every direc tion her enticing treasures to allure the heart and engage the attentin of an as piring world. In many instacnes it places within our reach those enjoyments which aptivates to bewilder onr senses, and which will charm for a moment but soon leaves us discontented or unsatisfied; for the mind, man's noblest treasure still re mains unnourished, or its aspirations which are elevated and heavenly are left difisanrtointment or -despair- But edu cation although it may never satisfy the energies -of an enquiring mind, yet will never leave it to mourn over the deceit- fulness of its glory, to never cause i s ele vated desires to droop and wither by taking its flight when most needed as wealth often forsakes her rotaries ; but even strengthens -or enlarges its borders r prepares it to grasp those wonders of immensity which lie far above the reoch . or comprehension of those whose idol wealth is. We have been referred to wealth as the great object to be gained by mankind ere an education can be ob tained. But how often is it the case that a person of great wealth is lacking that one great thing, Education. While we 1ehold the poor, with whom the wealthy would scorn to associate, because their wealth does not consist in the possession of glittering gold, unceasingly toiling on ward or upward step by step until by diligence and perseverance they have reached the summit of that bill whose craggy steep U so forbidding and at last they have gained a possession which wealth with all its dazzling splendor can never purchase or misfortune destroy It is a jewel whose beauty can never be dimmed a constant companion, or friend who will introduce us into the most refined society, or which will convey to cur minds those inspiring commotions which have occupied the thoughts of those wise divines or philosophers whose writings we ever delight to pursue. It reveals to us wonders which the unculti rated mind can never comprehend, or al though it has been said that wealth will aecure friends, will not education, too. secure those friends whose constancy will udure when wealth with all its purchas ed friends shall have flown to the wind It not only prepares us to perform faith fully the duties of life- but quallifies us more fully to comprehend the mysteries srnicn surround the eternal world or which . vuiuprenenaea until our education shall have progressed till .countless tgm shall have rolled away a eTQ en mere will remain myster ies yet to be solved. And if education (engrosses the attention of angels or glo rified spirits why should it not claim our attention, and be the object of our pur suits rather than the sordid and grovelin pursuit f glittering dust, which the slightest breath of misfortune can destroy or convey far beyond our reach. Fortune is fickle, and riches oft take wings to fly away, hut education abides with ns for- SOTBIX M. JOSLTX. . The Prayer of Life. Quietly secluded among o'ershadowing trees, is a humble dwelling. Within may be seen a youth of high aspirations, on whom nature had bestowed its loveliest charms. He is absorbed in deep thought perchance forming plans for future life. Watch for a moment the changing ex pression of his features, as each new thought flashes with the rapidity of light ning across his mind. , What life is ex pressed in those eyes what energy of purpose in his movements, as be o'er looks the -different occupations of life, to choose one upon , which to spend the talents and abilities of bis mfnd and body. His decision is made, his choice fixed. He wakes from his revery, but is not for getful of his duty to Hiin who ruleth and reigneth over all things, and as he kneels in prayer to ask his blessing upon his resolutions, he breathes forth in accents of humility, " Our Father which art in Heaven" In a distant and retired study, view there a student of nature, wasting the midnight lamp over his tired book. His mind and energies are all concentrated in the subject before him, and he thinks not of the requirements of naure. His mind wanders to the planetary system, the sun and moon, the countless stars. and the universe teeming with living be ing?, each attended with resplendant beauty, mysteriousness and wonder. In the flashing lightning and the murmur of the distant thunder, in the refreshing breeze and falling rain, in the notes of the little songsters as they hop from twig rig, he is reminded of the infinite wisdom and power of his Creator, and to Him he exclaims, " Hallowed be thy name. In yonder mansion behold the mother surrounded by her little ones, whose in nooent prattle is the sweetest of music to her. Happiness and love are visibly en- stamped upon the outlines of herfeatures She is seen to manifest for them such an interest and love, as a mother only has for those loved ones entrusted to her care. A cloud is seen to pass oyer her brow. as she thinks of the temptations and vi ces of this heartless world. In anxiety for them she raises her voice to Heaven and to Him who cares for little ones she cries out " Thy Kingdom come." Aagain within a stately dwelling, may be seen inmates wearing the badges of mourning. Heartfelt sorrow and suffer ing are depicted upon their countenan ces. hat is the cause of this grief? It is the work of the destroyer Death. Per haps a Husband and father has passed from this cold earth away. Tears of anguish were shed for the departed one, by the widow and fatherless, which none know, except those who have realised the same loss. The earthly bliss of an affectionate family was now cut off". They would listen no more to his kind counsels nor bask in the sunshine .of his approving smile. But in nim who doeth all things well, they could now place their trust They in humble submission to his decree whisper, u Tfiy will be done on earth as it is done in Heaven." Go with us to that lonely cot, and there witness misery and want in their wors form. The father has departed from the paths of rectitude and has indulged in the intoxicating cup, until his family are reduced to extreme penury. They are destitute of the comforts of life, except the mite which is -earned by the mother. who toils on, patiently looking forward to the future. Her situation is one of deep despair and want and suffering, all too much for her endurance. But a ray of hope beamed upon her mind, as she implores Him who is the father of all mercies, " Give us this day our daily bread. Again, ene of strong purpose, after spending the strength of manhood in la bor and toil, meets with severe misfor tune. Wealth-bought friends are amon, the things which were, and he is thrown upon the world, a poor despised and des titute stranger. As the last of his for tune goes to satisfy the greedy creditor, the wretched man is led to whisper tones of prayer, "Forgive our dells at we forgive -our debtors." A man, weary of the bustling mart of the busy world, ceases for meditation, His thoughts are directed to the frailty of all things earthly. Fame and honor the highest attainments of men are viewed by him as empty dreams, never to be realized by mortal man. He thinks of j the uncertainty of life and falsity of inenos, the tempting vanities of the world and deceitfulness of man. Forh nru ni sua mai 01 His Jellow men, he rJ i I 7 F . wu, -jina leaa us not into temptation, but deliver u$ from evil." Within yonder chamber of luxury and ease, lies a dying maiden. She is young and beautiful, and life to her is in its loveliest hue. But she is called on to leave friends and all earthly enjoyment behind, and her spirit is about to soar to God who gave it. Her parents, brothers and sisters are gathered around her dy ing bed, to witness the death struggle of the loved one. Her eyes open to catch the parting looks of friends. What a scene how beyond description. Still ness reigns save the sobs of the afflicted ones. .List ! the dying maiden speaks in tones of prayer, as she murmurs with her last breath, "My Godaccept," K Jor thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Ann S. Parker. Ruth's Example. It is with delight that we peruse the history of those whose lives are marked with honor and distinction. But above all we love to linger around those whose loveliness and virtues are most vividly pictured to our minds. Among the rec ords of holy writ, brightest and most beautiful, is that of Ruth. Let us follow Ebimelech, her father-in-law, as he bade adieu to his country to go into the land of Moab, that he might there better provide for their daily wants. His two sons be ing married and probably looking for ward to many years of pleasure and hap piness, when the hand of death was laid upon them, and while in the full bloom of youth their bright anticipations of fu ture glory and happiness were disappoint ed, and they like their father were called to part with scenes of earth and be con signed to the silent tomb, never again to associate with those they so much loved. Thus their wives were left widows, and their mother with none to protect her in her declining years as she goes forth into a cold and unpitying world. While brooding over her sorrows she is comforted with the thought that she may revisit her native country, where perhaps she will find one to cheer her lonely hours and comfort her drooping pirits. Her daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah, were willing to levo beir eoun try, home and friends, to accompany her on her lonely journey, that they might participate in her joys and sorrows and thus support her declining years which were fast wasting away beneath the weight of grief and solitude. She en deavored by every means in her power to pursuade them to return to their fa ther's house, where they might enjoy the blessings and comforts of life, of which otherwise they might be deprived. But Ruth, who was ever kind and affectionate and ready to lend a helping hand to the needy and destitute, would not be pre vailed upon to leave that aged and ven erated parent to wander on and beg her brea3, from door to door, without her cheering presence; but replied to her oft repeated requests. " Entreat me not to leave thee o'r to return from following after thee, for whither thou goest I will go, and where thou lodgest I will lodge thy people shall be my people and thy God my God. Where thou diest I will die and there will I be buried." What language cculd better express the tender regard she cherished toward that kind and faithful parent. She chose ratker to toil with her own hands to sup ply their daily wants, than to think of her far away in a strange land, without food or shelter, while 6he herself was constantly surrounded with every bless ing she could desire. How strikingly is that character of filial affection which so prompted her to forsake what would seem to her her every comfort, for the society and happiness of her she so ten derly loved, but which proved her great est blessing. What example could be more worthy of -oar imitation than that which was ex hibited by the faithful and lovely Ruth. Never was she weary of her task or wish. ed herself back to her father's house, but ever strove to make its pathway plain for she thought the same hand that would provide for one, would also provide for them both. Always might she be seen manifesting that spirit of christain benev olence which was ever stamped on her reputation. Her confidence in that all- wise and overruling Providence which promised long life and prosperity to all who should honor their parents, remained unshaken. Sarah A. Dlttov. CgA little son of Mr. J.'D. Martin, of Greene County, IIL, was so badly gored by a vicious beast on the 12th ult, that he died from bis injuries last Thursday morning. The horn of the animal pene trated hi skull just above the left eye. Hope and Fear. In all our intercourse with the world we are encouraged by some ruling passion and not left to spell out iur course in the distant future without sqne friend, some ' uide save dim uncertainty, some star to irect our course, or ligit to illuminate that profound mysterious darkness by which weare engulfed ; aid that encour- ging influence whatever nay be.its form or appearance (is Hope. We witness its power in all the transactions of life. We know that in every act wiich graces the pages of our past lives, tie brightest and most lovely jf,all the influences which eBcouraged their performtnees, is Hope. Amid all the toils and vexations, the siren oreatn or nope is waited to our i . . i T-r n . . ears, and our hearts are liberate! from their former discouragements and thrall dom, and permitted to bask in the gnial rays of Hope, which are so numerous tnd powerful, that they will pierce those dark recesses of the heart, where Fear would fain claim possession. It speaks peace to the perplexed imagination &; whispers consolation to the distressed. It dispells all darkeness and gloom from the wand ering mind and encircles our heads, as a brilliant rainbow adorns yon azure vault. And should its colors for an instant begin to fade, it needs only a single ray from the sun of fortune, to cause its colors to dazzle with unwonted splendor. 'Tis the main spring by which our actions are re gulated. It is a balm, which brings heal ing on its wings, to heal the broken hearted and strengthen the down trodden. It bids all fear depart and points to joys and happiness in the far distant future, which the past knows nothing of. And in all the vast routine of action, you can scarce point to one which has not Hope for its guide. Man's deepest sor row and grief is often soothed by the heal ing antidote Hope. It is a friend ever present ; no matter how low or adverse our circumstances ; no matter how dark and gloomy the cloud which hovea over head, to obscure the light which would fain glimmer from the radiant stars of prosperity. Hope thou brightest ray and richest blessing, that heaven vouch safes to bootow on -ncai if " mortals 1 TllOU art the sole foundation and prop by which all our actions and thoughtsare regulated. Fear is but a coward, an insignificant personage, lurking around in every by path of the heart, to discourage every attempt to rise ta the summit f that pin nacle, which has been erected as the standard of aspiration to be gained by every intelligent being. Look at' the student toiling by his midnight lamp and striving in vain to solve some difficult problem, or commit to memory a long and difficult task. If i were not for Hope he would despair of ever accom" plishing his design. He would at once throw aside his books and conclude that it would be useless and not worthy of his attention. Behold that aged man ; care is written on his furrowed brow, his form is bent beneath the weight of many years. " His hair is silvered o er by the frosts of many winters," but notwithstanding the various sorrows and trials which he has been called to encounter, he main tains a cheerful, happy disposition. He lives on that support and rest3 on that foundation which has ever been under neath him to prevent him from sinking in the miry pit of despair. That sup port, that foundation is Hope. Thus you see the power, the efficacy -of Hope. It outweighs every other antidote. It sur passes all other gem9 which the human heart may possess. It is our best friend, our most constant, companion. It will survive when all empty bubbles which seem to beckon us on shall have flown away with the wind. Then say no more of the wonderful power of Fear for it is so weak, so fickle, when compared wi th the strength of Hope, that as it was said of old, by one of the wisest of the land, that " Hope casteth away all Fear." IIattie A. Hovkv. Passing away. Yes, all are passing away, the man, the youth, the beautiful and innocent, passing away. How mornfuuy these words fall upon the ear. They bring thoughu of the beautiful world above, where bright winged angels tune their harps around the throne of God. " Passing away," said a beautiful child in whose blue eye you could almost read of Heaven, and on whose angelic coun tenance retied a sweet smile. " Passu away, but do not weep, for there is a balm in Heaven.' " Passing away," a!d a dying one as her breath shortened and the death-damp gathered on her brow. Passing away,' and as she spoke her spirit took its flight. " Passing away," said a man of toil, whose care-warn brow and wearied step showed the frailty of earth's children. 44 Passing from this world and its dreari ness, to that glorious home above." " Fassing away," said an aged man whose silvered locks and palsied limbs showed the sad havoc lime makes upon those who linger here long. Passing away but O, their is a work! beyond the tomb, an asylum for the heart-broken, ! where the rainbow of peace ever spans the unclouded sky, whose brightness is never dimned by the mists of earth, and sorrow cannot enter to mar the happiness of its inhabitants. Thu3 all things however bright and beautiful are transitory and stay but a moment. What we cherish highest is soonest past. But why dwell on the dark side of the picture ? Why cast a gloom o'er" all by our ceaseless repining?? This world is bright and beautiful, and was created by a God of infinite wisdom who made and placed us here that we might prepare to dwell around His Throne. ClTARLOTTE A. FaIRCHILD. Waking Dreams. Dreams are not as is sometimes suppos ed, confined alone to hours of sleep, but various are the visionary scenes, with which our waking hours are familiar. How often is fancy detected picturing to the mind, in aU vividness of reality, either those scenes which are forever gone, or portraying before it bright dreams of future hope and happiness, which are to be realized in future. But these dreams are not always bright. Sometimes they are of dark and dismal character. They vary to correspond with the tempera ments of individuals, or to suit the feel ings of the same individual at different times. While the cheerful, light hearted one, dreams of naught save of sunshine and happiness, to one of opposite dispo sition will be pictured dreary and dark imaginings. But none of us are entire ly exempt from waking dreams. We all dream of tl past and the future, and of the bright and daik side of the picture. How rapidly do the scenes of childhood and youth pass before the "mind's eye," and we live over again those happy days when there was to U3 naught of trouble, save the fleeting sorrow of the passing moment, and how soon would this vanish at the sound of a mother's voice or the light of her smile, and life would be even sweeter tlian before. Thoea school days too, when first we were taught the mys teries of P. Q. and W. and that treacher ous memory which allowed us so often to be lectured simply because we did not re member to attach the proper name to its corresponding form. These we then thought severe trials, but the many plea sures of those days more than compensa ted us. The large tree in front of that little school house, with the aged rocks at its base on which we have whiled away so many happy hours are often before us. The well remembered brook at tho foot of the hill have we ever since seen a brook, that would compare with that in beauty ? that we were forbidden to ap proach, lest per-adventure, we might get our frocks and aprons soiled. The temp tation however was too strong to be al ways resisted, and often rebellions ones were obliged to stand before that wood colored desk, to receive the punishment considered-just by wiser heads. But sadder trials than these succeeded us. For the time soon came, when we must form for ourselves, the above named P. Q., and then they must bo combind in words and sentences and form a compo sition. This was indeed a more myste rious puzzle than any which had pro ceeded it, the solving which to many of us, yet remains in the darkness of dream land. As these phantoms of the past rise before us, we picture to oursel ves a better future, one not so fraught with errors, and before we are aware .dreams of the future are flitting past ns. Many are the things we are going to accomplish, for our precious time is not henceforth to be so squandered. And various aro the schemes we have for doing good to others. Then again our hearts foil with in us, as the many obstacles to be sur mounted, present themselves, and we wonder in our hearts if we were ever made to benefit others. Surely a shade af sadness would be cast over everything were it not for the bright dreams of fu ture happiness in yonder bright world where we hope to awake and find a lut ing reality. It is indeed weet to think of that home, where friend meet never to separate, w here tin, sorrow and death gain no admittance, where lis who conquered death reigns supreme. But sadnes is mingled with this thought even for all will not enter this blest abode. Xaxct A. Parker. Be Honest. Honesty is one of the great principles of rights which everyone should endea vor to prcatice. It is that principle which f adopted and faithfully adhered to, will eventually carry us safely through the various stations which we may be called to occupy in the routine of life. Truly, Honesty is the heft policy, mark it where you will, in the industrious Farmer, the enterprising Merchant, the persevering Student, or the accomplished Statesman. If we have a desire to become wise and good, to increase in knowledge, and in favor with God and man, and be re spected by our companions, we must be honest. If that young man who has just set out in the world for himself, who for the first time has launched his frail human bark upon the cold, and unfeeling sym pathies of mankind ; I say if such a man does not possess in some degree, a true regard for honesty, he will not rise to that high standard in society, which should be the aim of every honest and upright man. Although for a time he may seem to rise in society, and be hon ored and respected by his fellow men ; to succeed in business ; to accumulate wealth, and enjoy happiness. All this he may seem to possess, but it will be of short duration- F riends will forsake him on every side, his wealth will take to itself wings and fly away, and he will wake up to a sense of his situation, when it is too late, and will be forever an out east in society, making himself unhappy, as well as those who may come within his sphere. An honest man has within his bosom a treasure of more real Value, than all the wealth we could acquire in a lifetime. What is there then that will contribute more to any ones success, whether in the active pursuits of of knowledge, or in the acquisition of wealth, than lioncsty. An honest man is one who possesses purity of heart, whether we meet hiin in the social circles, or in our daily intercourse, with the rich or poor, with the good or bad, with the high or low, he always bears a frank and open countenance. Friendship's golden tie is bound by that one spell Honesty. Friends should endeavor.to be honest in all their inter course with each other, and if they are not, that friendship in the 6ame propor tion decreases. Out of society, as well as in, they should manifest the same at tachment. One should not use keen and reproachful expression, or satirical re marks, to or about another, which they might utter with some degree of scorn or contempt, for nothing eouid mar that friendship more tlian thin. Then why cannot a man be ever honest in his deal ings with his fellow men,honect in IU ac tions and discourses, honest in his friend ship, sentiments and feelings toward every one, and then we shall pas smooth ly and pleasantly along the current of life, being beloved and respected by those around ua, living for other as well as ourself, and proclaiming to all within our circle of friends, Honesty is the best Policy." Juii B. Stewart. Excelsior. Higher, more elevated! What a soul inspiring thought ! Who is not impressed with courage and resolution if they have the capacity for improvement that they can raise the standard of their virtue and fit themselves for more usefulne. in the world. We may improve, if e will but set our mark high, and not be con tent until we haro gained the prize. Though obstacle may thwart our way, we may overcome them by exertion and pericveranca. If we resolve that we will, the tavk will be overcome, our fulness increased, and our standard of virtue raised. It u our duty to improve the privilege we possess. They were given u fw improvement nnd not to be wasted in aloth and idk'ne.4. We are each responsible for the manner we spend lifts. On every hand we meet with n couragements and incentive tt gm-ater and more glorioua work of improvement. Divine Oracle proclaim it on every page. Past age abound with poof f the importance of cultivating each talent and the improving of them to that extent which iutcili gent and immortal mind are capable. The fcnult of life will depend upon the improvement and tie at ' I our desire. On the thread of &ur own exertion, hang those endowment UcU will determine that position wLk-k we shall occupy in society, and measure that amount of influence which we shall ex ert. It will also mark the bounds of our aspirations, and compel us to live, move anil think in that same sphere which our own exertions have prepared. If we allow ourselves to be content with what we now possess we shall reap the fruit of it m after life t when we shall not ba able to aociate with those whose mind aro adorned with choicest flowers and richest gems. We should place our tiimlard high and with untiring persev erance, unyielding determination to im prove our minds, 'tliouU atrir to rU- ourselves to that degree of virtue and respect, which nothing else can secure. No one ever ascended higher in the scale of improvement, than he is carried by his own persevering efforts. Therefore, he should place his etHnJard high; for his acquirement will never exceed the bound of those aspirations which he lia portrayed as the sphere of his actions. When e set our mark high we are con tinually striving to gain its summit. Some things may be done with low aims but nothing compared with what may be accomplished with high and lofty end eavors. It is the duty of every on t strive for those attainments which will best qualify them for the greatest degree of usefulness. For this pufpose as well as for the increase of our own happiness, wo should place our standard high, and adopt ExceL-ior as our motto. Frank A. Bcxtox. Ambition. So numerous and unrestrained are those rougher passion) f the soul that inveigle the ear of mankind from the neglected voice of reason and conscience, that while we exercise our commisera tion, we may in a great measure suppress our astonishment, when we see men s anxiously eolicitious to wield the septre of power, or loll in the charriot of lux ury with all their concomitant diseases and cares. How often do we see men wahont one longing or regretful look, abandon the humble vale of competence, desert the abodes of contentment and forever forget the quiet couch of repose and the very boeom of peaceful employment, to climb the craggy steep of perilous ambition, never secure from the delusive windings of error and the poisonous bites of the serpents of envy, and ever looking with an eye of fearful apprehension on the rocks of infamy and disgrace beneath. lie is the philosopher who can look down with indignation on an Alexander, who unmoved by even the whispers of ambition, can see with indifference others run the weary race of glory and riches. To him the vale is more splendid than the palace tho frugal board is sweeter than the lavish tables ct luxurious em peror3, and the subjection of his passions imparts more delight than the subjection of armies. To him nature appears in its lovliesi charms, conscience appears and reward ing heaven smiles on all his endeavors. No point of glory or of wealth can put a period to the desires of the avaricious. Tohoiighon the top of Andes, he still wishes to ascend. Though India yield him all her More, he still covet more. Though half Kauktad were obedient to Lis eye, his progress is not stopped till nil are under nljeetiru Here reason furs&ke bins, the noble virtue of the soul withdraw their influ ence, while the rough and willful pasaiou bear full sway, temptation prompts him to every act of injustice and brutality marks all hi proceedings. With all the lushes of an awakened conscience and with all the cumbersome append.-igea of wealth and grandure, lie drags on tho heavy load of existence, till the yawning grave gape to receive the avaricious monster. Yet uch monster would be half mankind, could they only obtain a gratification of their unbounded a ishes. Wit, n E K V. BGELOW. 'J- Lat yenr cearly sixty thousand borne died one third of all in the colony on the Cape of Good Hope from some disease which could not be ac counted fr. Many sheep, were al fort Cram an unuual disea.e. It is now tbaugbuhat thi calamity was occasioned by allowing the animal ta eat gras with thedewon.it. PutsTDN S. Brooks' Boot- The New York Tunet says: There are a great many men of high Handing in Ma-Muuluvett-S ho would consider it aa Uonr to lit k the boot of Fretton S. Brooks. Ala, forpugnafkni human nature; we fear there are more ho would Lkt !to lick the Daa that stand in lh-m. SSi