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BELLOWS FALLS, VT., FlUDAY, APRIL 10, 1853. ISO. 16. - r- BELLOWS FALLS TIMES. A. N. SWAIN, : SUITOR AMD PUBIISBKR. i; TERMS. - abaerlbsra he taks K at the oHos, la adranc. . . $ 1.85 VUlag Subscribers wuo metr their paper hy "" aarriar. In adTanoa,. . . , 150 i In tluba, la Windham and Windsor, Countfaa, In , adraace, ,...1. , If payment be delayed .lx months,. . . 1 .30 ' Hail subscriber out of Windham and Windsor Counties, lunrlably In advaoce,. 1.30 ,,. BATES OF ADVERTISING. Tor an square, one Insertion 75 eta TwelT and a half cent, will be charged for each additionaj Insertion. , Legal adTertisemeata Inserted at the usual rates and a ' nl discount m tde to those who adTeiiise yearly. JOB PRINTING. Our offlee Is furnished with the mot approred materials sed In the art, for aolug JOB PIUNT1NU In all rartetie, mt short notice and on reasonable terms. HOME WITHOUT A MOTHER. What Is home without a mother? What are all the jo we meet. W hen her Uring unite no longer 'Greets the coming of our feet The days seem long, the nights are drear, And time rolls slowly on ; And ob ! how few are childhood's pleasures, When her gentle care Is gone. Tilings we prize are first to vanish, Hearts we lore to pass away ; And how soon, e'en our childhood, We behold her turning gray. Her rye mows dim, her step is slow, iler joys ef earth are patt, And before we learn to know her, 8ba has breathed on earth her last. Other hearts may have tbWr sorrows. Griefs that quickly die away ; But a mother just iu ehildho4 OrlrTea the heart from day to day. We mlf her kind, and Her fond and earnest care ; And oh ! how drear is tile around us, ' What, home without a mother there? VOIXG AMERICA. Yott'd scarce exre. oue of my age " To smoke segars ai.d look so sage ; And if 1 should a mustache wear, (Although my hitir Is rather spare,) Don't view me with a critic's eye, - ' Big aches from little toe corns flow, ' Iiong berds from downy frees grow, And though my beard is short and young, Of tender growth and lately sprung, Yet a 1 the whiskers In the town Once existed but in tfote, But why may not Charley's faca -' Be covered like others of hi riee. Exceed what Tom and Dick have done, Or any man beneath the sun ? Where are the whiskers far or near That do not find a rival here-? Or Where's the boy but three feet high - Who tee atoteTWtzy Oearu than I ? MISCELLANY. From the Olive Branch. Somebody's Dor. ,T BERTHA MORTIMER. CONCLCDKD. Repay indeed ! The lost was found was not that enough ? Half afraid that I might lose htm again, I started for the car riage without further ceremony. I had no idea of allowing the dog to follow after, and Jie seemed to have anticipated my purpose, for without waiting' for word or motion, ho sprang in and took his place on the seat beside me. That was a proud and happy drive home ; I was as rejoiced as if I laid found a long-lost brother, and Jack held up liis head, ami looked around with a s uistied ir, as if to say, "All right at hist, sir." ' Ve were not long in traversing the three "Sniles which intervened between our house and town, for even old Dobbin seemed to catch the spirit ol the hour, and to whirl us over the road with proportiouatu speed. My father was standing at the gate when we arrived, and Jack 'uad hardly reached the ground when he had the noble fellow in his arcs ; and if I am not much mista ken. I saw a tear in his eye as he accom jjsinied me into the house. '"My mother did not attempt to restrain Ijier feelings, hut cried outright with joy. Awhile sister clapied her hands, and shouted. ""Goody glad ! goody glad!" My brother, hardly knowing how to give expression to !liis feelings, and having a boy's horror of !being "wimiHiiish," began to whistle Van- 'iee Doodle," but broke down at the second ' strain, and made a Very suspicious exit f rom 'the room. ' Jack himself .eemed fairly wild Vwith delight, and laying aside his usually - grave dignity,' capered about the hous as gay and Irolicsome as a kitten. ; The news of his return spread through out the neighborhood, an I the next morn ing half the children in it had assembled lo welcome back the dag. How be answered their thousand-and-one questions, I cannot nay ; but he seemed to enjoy the fun as 11 as any of them. Even some of the older people condescended to call itpttn him ; or, rather, they "happened in" just aUiui that time. Good Mrs. Clinton, our nearest rtieighbor, actually put her arms around his neck and kised him, while grave old Dea. . Roe patted him on the head and called ; him a fine fellow. In short, OukdiuV had not been so rou-ed for ) ears ; and all for . Jack, l he long-lost dog. The outburst of joy had subsided, and we wens beginning lo feel that the dog was almost a member of the family again, when the time drew near for tho return of the -stranger. It passed, and he came not ; it is unnecessary to add that no one was very orry. And when another month passed, and our pet was still unclaimed, we began Uo hope that llie promise and the dog were ;al.ke forgotten. But we Imd hoped too soon. Before thehin) month had expired. Jack's matter came; and notwithstanding nil our efforts 10 trem him cordially, I doubt i... i iv.i. .i .... . ..i uoi uiai tie miw uhu iuii intti fits was ina hi together welcome. I. for one, had to play the hypocrite all day, for in my heart 1 sin- cerely wished him in Guinea. By the next day, however, Mr. Ellon, for thai w as the si ranger's name, had. hy his easy manners and intelligent converse- tion, won considerably upon our regard, conduct on tlie part ot the landlord, arousiu p woies were turned, and Jack some and even I to far gorgot his errand, as lo Mr. Khon's suspicions j on reaching h' '8 f.mn.l ii necessary lo look up his mas become somewhat interested in him. room, he carefully examined every no. J'- Or how, when mil lire put on her em It is a pretty well established truth that and coiner, but found nothing lo confirm m robes, there was a feast at the old a man is generally known by his dog. For his fear, and as the house became quiet and congratulations and Living hearts inslance. the great, slao-siueii, lary cur, instance, uic gieai, ...- j i.;,.i, i;,- .;,. limllv ; tlie sueei. and is disiinguished for nothing but his ubiquity. is the property of a man as lnalerishas him- self, and of about as much value to the com- muuily. That cruel, burly-headed bmcli- er, keeps an overgrown bull-dog equally is the property of a man as loaleiishas him- savA-re and burly-headed; both the objecis I of geneial iletesliu ion. Thesoft Iiitle poodle, r&i silkv hir und velvet feet, is (ho prop- I erty of a lady whose head is equally soft, anil whose heart knows no Inglier aspira- lions lhan does that of the puppy. That little black dog, so trim nnd glossy, is the nionertv of an old maid : and i-o mi at cred- it dues he do to his training, thai be has not quarrelled with the tabby eal for a whole week. 1 hat great, white, lank dog, with a daie-devil look, and a continuous snail and snarl, belongs to a man w ho is a proteased boxer and a bully. "The bob-tailed, short- s.nixnl sin is u-liwiti liiimu iifiMirtil fftll nit'l :.., i.:. ,i. .; I i. ; turned, is the property of a man renowned for maliciousness and cunning, and who boll, and nothing remained but to compose would not hesitate to do you an injury, if he himself, be on his guard, and await llie re might thereby advance his own interests, j suit. wlitlu i he huge, fine looking dog, with a: Placing himself on one side of the door frank, open countenance, and an honest, nn-: and motioning Jack to the other, they witit- shrinkiiig eve, acknowledges as his master, a man whose heart is alive to every gener ous impulse, and who would scorn a base ait ion. or a dishonorable deed, as he would scorn the lowest cur ai his feet. Jack's master was one of the latter class one of nature's nobh men. To a com manding fom was ndd.-d u countenance of raie intellectual Deaiily, an. I it needed no . .. . . . . . . secouil look to ascertain thai he was not of the mediocrity. He was yrave. but ,s dignity was that of hone.-t manhoo I ; while ,nosl ' ,lie wo step-d into llie room. pat.iti.i tasK oi closing llie exei-ciseg nus the ea.-e of his add i ess, the intelligence of St'!"'' l'!.v had he done so, when the dog , "Itenoo ; jes, painful ir is. fcr 1 fain would his conversation, and the soul wh a h per- "I"""? uP"n him. and throwing him lo the i ''"P '' relentless wheel or time, that I viuh d everything he said, won for h'm a ' ,'oor' held him firmly by the throat. As j mihl drink deeper of the fountain of plea-re-ard which had been denied to many of: ",l"r adiinccd. Mr. Elton sprung from ' uie n$ knowledge lhat has hem pritvidiil more brilliant parts. He had seen much ' hehind the door, and with a well directed f"r us; lut ibis cannot be. for time moves ol life in its various phases, and had learn- ,,!ow placed linn I.eMde hi companion. " on and w ill not yield to ov entrea ed the happy ai t of adapting himself to each ' "oi--e of the affray aroused -ome trav-1 ies, tb-rel'ore I must bid iartjWrsL lo the .inrl ..II will, no effort, m.ri iviih n.. .u.n,.r. ..i tiers sleeping across th- hall, and with their 'joys nrj sorrows of thi. term. ..i , ' .. 7. ..... . . us thai I believe we parted with .la. k much Sii lavorai.ly tia i m aiiimger tmnres-eji l. ss reluctantly than we should otheri-e have done; still it was a sad parting. The log himself seemed as sad as any ol us. and looked Irom one lo the other with an air of perplexity, as if he knew not which to choose. Bui when I compelled myself to say, "Go, Jack," he started oil with his mas ter, though somewhat reluctanlly. Again the hi. use was gloomy; every where there was a vacant place. The empty kennel, the deserted rug, (he vacant corner all called for Jack. Ove evening about two weeks from the time of his departure, as we were sitting around the fire, a noise was heard at the door, and on my father's opening il, who j should come bounding into the room but j Ja. k ! Without ceremony or invitation he marched to his corner, and taking his ac-cu-tomed seat, looked rout d with the most unconcerned air imaginable, and just as if nothing had happened. J:i'-Vs retvjv ii was the signal for a holi- il was tne Signal lor a non- day. All ihe next day I devoted myself to litsenienainmeai, anu we we.u m mc ..u. of an interesting chase around the yard, when the gate opened, and Mr. Ebon en tered. Supposing him to be some of the family, I took no notice of his entrance, un til his pleasant "Aha, Jack, I thought I should nnd you here! arous. u me, anu with a realizing sense ot my utuanj iikc ap-, pearance, 1 stepped torwaril, i.lusiniig and ,,,,1,. n,i for gome timje stiaid looking embarrassed, to greet liim. I fancied lax-; , ont. to the olli-r ; at length he delib dog looked a little blank nt this unexpected ,.r!l.i.. sca,ej himself between us, and all visit, but this embarrassment was only mo- ' llg,x.,.d ,llllt tic. command was obex cd., In mentary; putting on a dignified, and with- miJ.t ol- ,ht. gen. raL laugh, I he clock al a very innocent look, he marched up to ,rt,(.k Uie ,,. u( praytr all( Jack was ins master, wagging ins imiwu imiiiiim-j ing as much joy as if he were the most wel come personage in the world. That evening,s we were gathered around the pail- r fire for it was late in the fall j thai he. too, was not dissatisfied with his en my lather related the circumstances f ' our : tertaintueiit. for he very readily accepted meeting with Jack, and the accident which J had so much attached us lo him 'I do not wonder that he is dear to you. replied Mr. Elton, ns my father finished tlie ....... ....it "nnd vmi will not be Kiiroriseii at my unwillingness to part with l.im. when you know that I. loo, am indebted to him for the preservation of my life." . Mr. Elton had, il seems, rai-ed the dog, and becoming somewhat attached lo h.m. had made him the constant companion of his travels. Jack well repaid bis eare. and manifested so much affection for the hand thai nourished him. lhat though repeatedly an "r.coin lot table glow on either cheek, offered large sums lor him, he had as often As ",,r S?""' s -,ul lo d'-pnrt- e refused to part wi;h hi.u. Being atone mention-d that having business in R., he time in a wild part of the western country should make it his. home during the winter, be bad occasion to put up at a sort of conn- TIlis. of course, drew forth an invitation to try inn. for the night. A stranger, he nt- visit 1,8 frequently, which was readily c iirally attracted some attention in such an Cepted. I did not join in the invitation, out of the way place, but the. chief object of ,,ul afterwards as we stood upon the piaz Ntiraction was the dog. Several 'seemed he re narked half interrogatU eiy, Hnd d-sirons to purchase him, and ihe landlord, draw ing on his gloves meanwhile with the particularly, off.-r.-d nn extravagant sum. utmost nonchalance. ' ; Mr. E ton was half itul.ned to accept llie "My invitation was not general?' offer, when Jack, seeming lo comprehend Before I could find words for a reply he the conversation, arose and se Ued himself added with nn arch look, aiiA a smile, by his master, with a resolute look, aa if to- "If Jack runs aVav again, I may coaie say, "No, sir, where you go, I go !" This after him, may I not?" movement saved him. for nfier that," said u ii.:.. nnniil Imi'A senaraiea - mi. ijiiun, huhiu'm v i me and my dog. . On retiring at night, the landlord object - ed to the dog's sharing his maMnW roi.m; m.d it was only after some prett sharp words, and a resolute determination on llie part of Jack, that he was admitted. Thw ueiow, nc i-uhuiuubu " "t nau ueeu . . - ; iv in his ludument. and nreimred to retire. Jack, however, seemed uneasy ; occasion ally he would go carefully around the room ally he would go carefully around the room as if examining it, and at every sound he- low stairs, would start towards his master, with a low whine. This unusual conduct on the part of'lhe dog, snrnrised Mfc-Xf" and liej.tinn.Ily concluded that ho woBd watch with the dog. ! Towards midnight. Jack suddenly sprang up. anil noiselessly npproncinng ine uoor, stood listening; Mr. Elton followed care- fully, and soon after he heard footsteps, as of someone aseeiidins the stairs ; then a pause, during which he lu-ard. or fancied he heard, i-oraetliing rustling auninst i he door; and again t lie same light step descenovil i lie staircase. l?y this time he hud become thoroughly alarmed, lie was totally de - fenceless except his dg ar.d a single pis'ol, 1 unil fn V II 111 i 1 1 1 1 Ct lllO tifafilr! I if in 1 1 II 1 1 tllAt tt, JO .... ...n. r ....,... l.,.t hv tl.e door; even this Mas destitute of lock or ! ed anxiously for some indication of ilis - tin liance below. All was nuii t. however. and again A r. Elton would have laiejlied at his fears, had not the dog's strange con- duct convinced him that all was n-at right. Alter some time, footsteps were again heard, and this time he was positive that he dir-tingu sl.ed the steps of two ; a moment " i . ... .. i .....I ....... a ............... ... I..... ...i.. . " i-'--" , P' rs ' ""' (1('or "rn ",e la,c" wn "u-eil. : the door swung partly open, at d the foie-; lasistanee. the two lobbers were s. curel. -I I.. v nrotvd in . be the I,, I .!:,-. r i .-, j - , ... j ... , " " ,"" " lll,rae"' " ,u"""y evidei.tlvl -.' " -v j "'",kc" " n...... woo Hrrc-ie.i iiieoi, uuu in u.ie iiiiic incj were tried, and condemned to suffer the punishment due their crime. "Since lhat day,'l said Mr. Elton, "Jack has been doubly dear, lo me, and you can wll imagine that I w as grieved to lose him. I was passing through 11.. on my way to the we t, and in the crowd at the station, my dog was separated from me. n..r did I see ! hear from him for more than a year. Mv business at the lime would admit of no delay, and mv adwriiscments were of no avail; my rinding him was purely an acci - dent Having business in 11., I was pass- ing down one of ti.e streets, when I chanced to notice a dog watching a carriage, and on I nearer approach, I found it to bo my lost, ! Jack, ii would be hard lo lell which seem- ; j ed most rejoiced at the unexpected meet- ing, and without stopping for questions or ceremony, as you are very well aware. I ! ,.M1i. r.,w,.ss:,, f mv urnnertv. I never knuw nilv,i,j. ()f wln reMlKHil during H,at lime. until the morning of our meet - j , ,i.o station, where .lack manifested hjs gallantry by preferring to remain with you." , i uo. vnmtal.le liours that we have spent All this time, the dog had been lying, witlnnil-.ese walls. Hereafter in Ihe mul romirnsedly by the tiro; but now Sir. EI-) ?' "'ftnot ies we slmll often think of ,,,,, t.al!(Ml llim IUi Inugingly told him to t.loo between us. l'oor Jack was sadly smissed for the ni ght. We found Mr. Elton one of those who improve upon acquaintance, and Ihe next day slipped away all unawares. I fancied my father's invitation lo remain another d-y with us. All this time Ji. k was in high glee, and it was amusing to see the change ot ins demean. r when Mr. Ellon stroke of leav- inc. I Ins. on the nan ot so "Know ing a dog, was the occasion of much merriment, and many were the jokes perpetrated at our expense; Mr. Elton, joining in the g.-nenl laugh, seemed to take them all with the best grace iinaginalde , hut I, less used to leasing, was more than once conscious of n strange throbbing in my temples and Vlint reply I made I know not, but Mr. llve, nnd as I hero is no proof to the ( "luai-y, am comjleie(i to BtiID;t ,j4 testi. , nioiiy. I Uut why stay to tell how Jack made it wesgary ttn master ,0 ,jm up wy week or two, or how. hefore spring. uue. , Au j tut was u joyful day for ' t L , J'k ! - 1 My noble dog is crow ins old now. and day long he lies upon the rug at my " day ng ,e -iea U,orl t)0 with the same still, quiet Pros nor sullen, but when If no longer cun. s boiimliug I look ; he is en I call, him, lo meet me. H&ii'.-n 1 fnr.-a Lim. l.u .u.lu. iuiu.u i u " of gmirude. Ernest cannot see that Rowing weak, but every day I notice J"01'! step is more feeble, and thitt he lies ""vi uy my le. t, ami the tears gather s I Lte jj I know that the time is not f"r d init.wlien thesoft rug will be ex- elisns tor a quiet resting idnoe in the f ardi-n itiid two hearts, at least, will mourn "lcerir over the grave of Somebody's ""i.. . - The following valedictory delivered in the preJ nee of his fellow scholars, teacher n,m imW, w a creditable effort for one of 8c,cateep years. ''''Vry Aridrrae t-l i vrrrri at Ihr rlewe frb. U, laJde), IJi.lrlct .Nw. , Rradiuk, Vt. I UY MAItCVS S. PRATT. The sun is f.i-t sinking beneath llie vest- crn liori am. fvion the vail of darkness " 'hut this day from our view, so also , W'H iil of the pa-t be drawn over this term. Jt. pleasures and perplexities, its tune-in rovi d and unimproved will soon t , r i oe siuipuering with the past ; but as the rays of the sun linger long after that lit minarv has sunk beneath the horizon, so I m i Nil a mf r.rTi..mikf. mfta ,11 mid r fn. c..- i.-...i ...... . ,v- " "in us jears alter u lum oe. n num ,)ervu with the past. Upon me has involved i ' Kit i triends, it u bsi rinU tbsi ss- t x rn WrMI UlU -l.tArftinelll I tll I jour Jc-ence has given us this afternoon lourrjod attention shows that you have taken ui interest in our exercises, and are I conceded in our improvement. You who j have fanled us the many privileges which I we hu.. (nj. yed the present term, and those I whichrr have enjoyed in times past and I gone, mil have cheen d us on when we I have ,.en discoinaged at the difficulties which iae presented themselves, you who : are-, dng this, are doing a great work, a : work iat speaks well for you, and will j speak .(.!! (or yiai long Hfter you become . 1,11 forme of'lhe lone and silent tomb. Ip u kind teacher, in behalf of my fel : low-rtuierit;, I would tender expressions of j heari-tt-.t gratitude for the kind instructions , which j.u hmev-tven us. You have not ! ""Wed us in our intellectual educa- lion, btr, j0u have taken an interest in our eternal atlfure. You have quietly borne "'I 'ty6 trials a id discouragements of Our station : mi I in justice lo you, I beg leave 10 Prs,!,t the warmest sentiments of admi- ration ar,il? (-.., ,..nv tir.-rfln winv hearts. j And Ss lo,,g reasm s,n ,0u ,r swy ! y" """Vrr be remembered with gratelul : heart Ir tl,e,e students: and our thoughts i wl" lov'' 'o revert back to the happy, md uie iien we sat uud.T your tuition, llOW dilftlllv .r,,. tl,i..,l In nm'liM I hn roll.. Ii I' Hie hill of science smooth, and 'wl and wayward dispositions W this and all your noble tb-cds hWuigg 0f heaven ever rest upon S''!ents. my thoughts now turn IwW in vour mrilated counle- Vil.le marks of the lide of over- " foldings w hich now rushes upon his aft. rnoon closes the duties of -W term. We Hre here on this oc casion 10 fay farewell to schoolmates and to ourtsfclitr; to grasp the parting hand of f ieiidsltip ere we go forth from these walls. This happy baud, now f asting upon the luxury f momentary enjoyments, is soon to be broken up and its members to be sep arated Idpm each odier. Forge tin;. or H t;imj tne rnres an, per. plexitis jvith which we come daily in con tact, our ilioughts tr t. contemplate the separan. i of thoe with 'whom we have walked ii (lie paths of science under the unpen in m of our kind teacher. The event th it have occurred Hnd (he instruc tions wh i ll we ,;,ve r.-ceived the present term 1 I will ever be remembered and cherishe. in tiur memories. The present term, I v. ntu,e to say, has been one of pros perity an I happiness both to the students and to ti ttaclier, and in the dim distance il will ft 'itiiea sweet attraction like the placid bri uties of a distant landscape. But the time i nives for us lo part, and perhaps never a? m to meet. The fairest maid or the noble Tonthin our midst may be borne ere long 1 the cold and silent grave ; or if we shoal? he p. rtnitteil to live until our now youthful locks become silvered o'er with ng.'.lieu looking back upon the pa-t we may ll lo recall all the events of the places f our cry straight may thl you. i Eellol nances I whelmip you. T the prcf present term; but every good deed is re- Corded upon the tablet of eternity and will live long after we shall have passed away. Friends, Students, and Teacher, Fare well. May the choicest blessings of hea ven ever rest upon you all. The Higher Life. Do but suppose a man to know himself ; that he comes into this world on no other ei rand but to rise out of the vanity of time into the riches of eternity i do but suppose l.im to govern his inward thoughts and out waid actions by this view of himself, and then to him every day has lost all its evil ; bscause he receives and uses them both in j excellent wifel encumber not thyself the same spirit ; life and death are eqimlly. a cul.jouiy rich dinner for this man welcome, because equally parts ot bis wa who jaj) aii,,lte(i ut our gHle or to el.rniiy. tor poor and miserable lllniwr. tmti.o t w great a tu.t this li'e is, we have all of us a free lacces ibings, if they are curious in them, to all lhat is great and good and happy f jj,. ca gct for a a.w shillings in any vil and carry wiihui ourselves a key to all ihe lagB-. but atIler e, ,i,e etraiiger see, if he treasures that heaven has lo bestow upon Wlllj jn your lookgt a.cent and hehaviir, us. We starve in the midst of plenty, I r he().t ,, eii,.negness, your thooght groan under infirmities with the remedy in j Wlll (lmt wlli(.)l i,e CHnnoi buy at any our own hand ; live and die without know- jn tUs citv HIUj fir wlit.i, iie mav Wt lj ing and feeling anything of the One, only ,ravci twenty miles, and dine sparingly and good, whilst we have it in our power to 8eep ie ,0 behold. Let not ihe empha- know ami enjoy it in as great a realty, as we know and feel the power of this world over us ; tor lieuven is as near 10 our eouis as this world is to our bodies ; and we are created, we are redeemed, to have our con versation in it. God, the only good of all intelligent natures, is not an absent or distant Gull, but is more present in and to our souls than our own bodies ; and we are stra- gers to heaven, and without God in the world, for this only reason, because we are void of that spirit of prayer, which alone can, and never fails to uuiie us with the One, only food, and to open heaven and the kingdom of God within us. A root set in the finest soil, in the best climate, and blessed with all that sun, and air and rain can do for it, is not in so sure a way of its growth to perfection, as every man may be w hose spirit aspires after lhat which God is rea ly infinitely desirous to give him.. For the sun meets not the springing bud that stretches toward him with half that certain ty as God, the source of all good, couimu- nicates himself to the soul that longs to par take of I lira. We are all of ns by birth the offspring of God, more nearly related to Him than we arc to one another ; for in Him we live, and move, and have our being. - Look not therefore, thm child of Vara lu. ihou son lt' V.iernity, look iiol with a foiling I'w uilvr slwMer t rie outward wor d. There are the remains of'lhe fallen ang.-ls in it ; thou ha.-t nothing to do in it, but as a ruler over it. It stands before thee, as a mystery big with wonders ; and thou, whilst an angel in l'aradise, liasl pow er to open and display them all. Il stands not in thy sphere of existence; it is, as it were, but a picture and transitory figure of things ; for all that is external is hut as an image in a glass that seems to have a real ity, which it hath not. The. life which springs up in this figure of a world, in such an infinite variety of kinds and degrees, is but as a shadow ; it is a life of such days and years, as in eternity have no distinc tion from a moment. In heaven, all births and growths, all fig ures and spiritual forms of life, though infi nite in variety, are yet all of a heavenly kind ; and only so many manifestations of the goodness wisdom, beauty, and riches of the divine nature. But in ibis new- modeled chaos, where the disorders that j were raised by Lucifer me not wholly re moved, but evil and good must stand in strife, till the last purifying fire, here every kind and degree of life, like the world from whence it sptings, is a mixture of good and evil in its birth. ' Therefore, my son, be content with thy J angeli. al nature ; be content, as an angel iu l'aradise, to eat angel's food, and to r ile over this mixed, i nperfect, and perishing world, without partaking of its corruptible, impure, and perishing uuture. Thou canst not nt once be ail angel and an earthly animal. Eat therefore only the food of Paradise; bo content with angel's bread. William Law's "Sjiirit of Prayer" Good Reason for being Excited. The Rev. Dr. Arnot, of Glasgow, in speak in" on the temperence question. admitted that he gave his reason why he should be. He sa d: "People need not take the trouble of telling me I am excited on these ques tions. I know that I am, I would be asham ed before God and men if I were not. There is more in the public houses of Glas gow to stir the spirit of a minister, than in all that Paul saw in Athens. In my min-i-trv 1 meet the horrid fruit of these whis key shops. I see men and women perish ing in these pitfalls The number of vic tims is so great that it overwlielms one. My heart is breaking, the church is asleep, and the world to, and they are hugging each other. 1 am weary with lieholding sin. I must crv out. I would rather be counted singular in the judgment of menthan be unfaithful in the judgment of God." Governor Chase of Ohio issued his procla mation appointing a thanksgiving day. To make sure of being right on the subject in hand, the governor composed his proclama tion almost exclusively of passages from the B.ble, which he did not designate as quota tions presuming that every one would re cognize ihem and admire the fitness of the words as well a his taste of ih. ir selection. A learned editor of a democratic paper (the governor is on ihe other side) pouueed up on the proclamation declared that he had read it before couldn't exactly say where rut he would take his oath that it was a downright plagiarism from beginning t end ! That would have been joke enough for a while, at least, and prehaps longer; but the next day the rebublican paper came out valiantly in defence of the governor, pronounced the charge false and libelbus, and challenged any man living lo produce one single line of the proclamation that had ever been in print before 1 Pertinent. In these days when every penny saved is notable, it is good to revive the sane words of Emerson lo hi wife, for j ,lley may jlnpart an idea to some lady's 1 g;s o(- hospi i ality lie in bed and boaid, but K. trutll anj lOVe. and houor and courtesy flow iu all thy deeds" Anecdote of Bunker Hill. After the battle of Bunker Hill, when the Ameri cans had retired from the field, the British still kept up a random cannonading. Three Americans, weary and exhausted, sat down upon the grasii toted each other of . their "hair-breadth escapes," artJ t0 discuss tire contents of their canteens. While thus re galing themselves, they were thrown into great consternat ion by a cannon ball, which struck the ground within a few jards of where they were sitting ; two of the men sprung to their feet in an instant, and at tempted to find some other place of security t while a facetious characler by llie name of Smith, from Gdmantown, N. IE, sealed him self uKn the exact spot where the ball struck and looking up in the direction from w1etv3 il came with no apparent concern, saVl, Boo ! shoot away, and be hanged, you can't hit tw ice in one place." A Mysterious Character. In a solitary cave about four miles north of Mil waukie, lives a young female, entirely iso lated from the world. She has frequerAly been seen for some time past going t her barbarous abode, and dome werel.-d to sjfVp pose that sire was a dishonest ohaftic'ti-r, and made this a receptacle for stolen goods. The police were apprised of the matter, nnd the day before yesterday policemen A. Beck and Dodge went out to discover w ho this mysterious personage might be. After some searching, ihey succeeded in finding bereave. It is in a ravine on the lake t-hore and the brush is so thick around there that it was with difficulty they reached it. They found in the cave, which is notliing but a hole under the bank, an old German prayer book and a few rags. A short distance from it they found some dishes and cooking utensils, but thy did not at first find tire occupant of this lonely spot. Ji'ot satisfied with their investigation, they secreted themselves in the brush close by, and towards night they detected the ob ject ot tlretr search coining lowara ira place with a load ot hre-wooa uon ur back, and a little bag of flour. She pro ceeded to make a tire at the entrance ol he? cave, and was preparing to cook lier cup per, when the police showed ihcm.-elves. She did not seem at all alarmed at their presence, but she either would not or couli not speak lo them. One of the"" tried to make Iter under stand that he would give her something lo eat and a place to sleep if she would coitre to his house, but she signified her preferencs! to remain in her lonely itb-xle. She ws quite ioorly clad, but they say she is rather intelligent, looking. There is a beaten path to "her cave, and it is thoeght she mast have lived there a long time. As the tiolice found iiut-hiuj;; objectionable or suspicious about this ecoen -trie young woman, they concluded to have her aluuu in her solitude. MilicmiXie Scn- tinelJ' A Pointed Sermon. Many a dis course of an hours' length is not half as im pressive as the following, from an 'eccentric English divine: -Be sober, KraTe, tMnperatr." Tit. Ii., Ii There are three companions with whom, you should always keep On good terms ; 1. Your wife. 2. Your stomach. 3. Your conscience. If you wish to enjoy penqp, long-Vife, and happiness preserve them by rempertvnee. Intemperance produces: 1. Domesi ic misery.. . 2. Infidelity. 3. Premature ileatli. To make these points clear t refer you : 1. To the Newgate Calender. . 2. To the hospitals, lunatic asylums and workhouses. 3. To ihe past experience of what you have seen, read, and suffered iu mind and in body, nnd in estate. Ccriot. 3 Will .The w ill of Gov. Blatch ett of plymouth, proved in 1733, contains) the following singular clause: "I desire my body to bft kept so long as it may not be offensive and that one of my toes or fingers may be rut off, to secure a certainty ofbeing dead. I further request my dear wife-, that as she has been troubled with one old fool, she will not think of mar rying a second."