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?6J 11131111 rvarrsGwiy s errs Qcuolcb to politics, filcvatuvc, Agriculture, Science, iHovalitn, ani encval Intelligence. VOL. f4 . STROUDSJBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA, JULY 27, 1354. NO. 37. ..A f tllIishcd by TheoSbre Sshoelh l or brothers and sisters were now mem-1 disgraced with one recreant member, and TERM -1 wo loll.irs pci innii.a in ;;Uanoc Two cMllirs itn I a nwr4or. half m tv nut n" paid te lrc ihc on 1 ol ilic year. Two dollai- nudn half. JS'o pnpois. liMMiiiiimi r'.! tl! Uiioir.u'es ,wc paid, Cc)titt tli opiion nt ihc IMuor. " Avljriu.MMnoui u,t I'xccertuiq one square (ten lftt7ii bo misd thrr' virek-- l'r oiw Mllar.-wicl !cntj- ilve ivni.s Ah-rvcrv sutstsjuMit iiitrtioii. The aift 1. 1 one miJ three in .'rtuiii tl.o same. A Jibci -ikcoii in.)-lo vm !v adverirs. J" Ait ldlc-5 a!iioi.-eJ to tlie K.iiter must be voi- ' iS O 12 I . i .tg Jk.gciual ;it-o4jncnt ol ttH4jc elegant, j lain luJ toiuitncMul Ty;e, uc ai priaicJ lo is t! evfci den-j pumr lim3W WiPElTO , fideucc '..r(s. "Ktilis. llea i. Notes. IJI uik Rereij.t8 l. il Jil; ot:n i IM.trtks. I'amphlets, Ac. Vii.teii ner.tCSa ami .ief.MMj, o.i ie.tion.il Ic ; Oers ot the same Lhurch, and great con- ( one who possesses so many exccllentnatural ( ceru was felt lest the childish heart of lit-' qualities, a'ud for whom so much had been , tie Harry thould be turned back again to done by the providence of (Jod, by relr'g , tho vanities of the world. Harry was ion, by friends? was often asked. 13utthe goou-iiuinorca una playful, and, withal, matter finally resolved itself into a rcUji unsuspecting and heedless. He was riot ous question, and resort was had to pray dulj nor low to judge of tho opinions cr and earnest personal appeal. All j which eomc entertained of his religious prayed to tho God who has tho hearts of pieccusions. At length the precautious all men in his hands for help in tho croat uuu iiraervo wiiicii, nowevcr weu meant, etneroenev. while vif f-.ithor home at whatever hour of the day or homo, brooding over her troubles,) "Dear such a wretch as am?" and ended with night und er whatever circumstances Harriet, what ilo you thiuk? Floury was broken utterances of sorrow, and somo however degraded and disgusting his ap- at meeting, and seemed much a fleeted. expressions which indicated au approach pcarancc, he always met a kiud reception, "Henry at meeting!'' exclaimed Harriet, to dopair, anu iouna promnt provisions maue tor and leamnir her head unon her h:imLsho: All retired: but there was Ifflo al k. i ; i - j , -a were doubtless AT THE OFFIC12 OF J E F F JL-: t 6 O . 3 A 3 . THE KE r08HED--A TRIE STOY. Mr. and Mro. liaymond were raided in Kew-l!ngland, and were of the genuine 1'nrUan tock. 'I'he mothers of both were left in widowhood during the revo lutionary struggle, and the children pas sed ho critical period of youth without emergency, while wile, lather, mother. premature and improrer, brothers, and sisters, in turn, ovltorred corned to him to indicate :r want of con- and warned Henry in tho most uiToction- in ins religious cnaracter, and ato and meltini? stra ns. seemed to chill the ardor of his feelings. About this time he received a letter Finally he loot his confidence, and began from James, which concluded in this to mingle with frivolous and irreligious .' wise : " And now, my dear Henry. I pray you to hear mc willingly for a mo various changes in the mont. in a matter which nnwsoa mom Laymomi lam'ily : death seized some of ( heavily upon my heart, and is of more t tho most lovely of tho circle, and others solemn interest to you than anything be were settled in life and located at differ- side. You will anticipate the subject cut points. Harry was now the oldest it is our course of life. I trust you havo son who remained; and ho, in the natural ( not forgotten that you havo a wife, pa ' course of things, began to be thrown into ( rents, brothers, and sisters, who naturally " business associations, which were by no caro for you, and feci a deep interest in means iavorauie to tne pious and sober, what concerns -our honor and happiness. company 1 line wrought his pressing wants'. When he had rccov- siiihed. and said no more. for the inmates of the cottage during that the mormiii; old ercd himself from a state of entire or par- hen tho tide of Henry's feeling had memorable night. Iu tial intoxication, he was then kindly ex- subsided a little, he was the subject of se- Mr. Kaymoud choic for the occasion the one postulated with, and urged to "stay at . vcrc temptatiou; and upou beiug prompt- hundred and sixteenth psalm. It wad homo," and civc tho family the pleasure ed by Catherine to return to the meeting a norf. rf -nn.sinn of the feelings of tho - ' Q, r i c of his company, and -the benefit of his at evening, he said: "I think I'll not iro penitent Henry. When all bowed down help upon the farm. These "cords of this evening." "Go; yes, Hcnr', do go' . iu prayer,-the patriarch addressed tho love" wouhl restrain him for a while; but answered Catherine. "The people," said throue of grace in importunate and con the stern demands of r morbid appetite Henry, "stared at mc as though L had fiding language, particularly pleadio&the would uuaiiy brcaK ttiem asunder, and the been an elephant; ami I ve no doubt they promises made to those who aro of "a ". 1 r Is , 1 - . .... victim would airain find himself bound withm the folds of the monstrous serpent, whoso coils arc as crushing as those of the merciless anaconda, and whose venom is cruel as the grave. Prayer was made unceasingly for poor Henry. He was formally remembered in the morning and evening sacrifice. on." contrite spirit." all know whose clothes I have "Don't mind that, it's nobody's business, heart hopi Henry; and, besides, I tell you they are all glad to see you there. Lven Dick; "men J his went to lienrv s arose from his knees with iiti in Ins .nnl lio trees walking. auu no ppnngm as ,1'Mtt. saw increas- Simona made remarks upon the subject ' ed through the day, und tho foilooinj; would astonish you; and beside that now, just recollect that all is at stake now you may turn tho scale for woo ihe protection and supervision of the pa- habits which characterized tho family. Xor can you have altogether forgotten Win upon whom the most weighty part no was wiiac in common pariauco would that you have a soul which will live wheu of family government depends." j be called "a good fellow." Ho was ncv-'tlie world, and all within it, shall bo con- ' They had " roached their teens" when cr out of humor, never in a hurry, always 'sumcd. Uut is Vour conduct consistent night found Henry liaymond a calm con- lidmg disciple, at the iect of Jesus. or! Now tho joy of tho pious exhibitcdil- llis case was carried to God in secret by bliss by this oue decision." Henry ling- self iu the most free and tender congrat- a large circle of relatives and acquain- ercd, und Catherine implored at one ulatious. Henry Raymond was welcom tanees; and often in the social prayer period he seemed finally to have resolved ed to tho religious circles of the village, meeting was fervent intercession offered to decline attending the meeting that c-; and all the privileges of the Church. All score fbe ?irurle of tho " colouies" seemed to 1e hanging in vcrT doubtful suspense. Mr. IiaymondV father died in the army, and her mother was left poor and depou- -dtxit with a sickly infant at her breast .mm T m ready to try his hand in a rivalry with the with anything like a rational conviction strongest and best who could be produced. ' of these facts? Aro you not breaking the Withal, ho was a musician, and perform-' hearts nf the. wifo nf vnup vnntli mul ti, well upon several instruments, and ' mother who boro you? Are you not of course, an object of interest and ' mortifying and grieving all of us to death? up to God for the same object by a ot earnest, believing Christians. Several of Mr. Raymond's family were "Kate," said he, "jti3t let mo 'were glad, and all most cordially syrnpa- stay-hero and read the Dible, and 1 1! go Ihizeu witn the Raymonds. Jven a cer vcmng. ed wa Atjn'was about fifteen wheu this cvolI ' attention at military parades and other More, are you not hastening to a prema- rvcurred, and upou Ucr necessarily de volved a Urge share of the labor of the hense, as well as the biHues out of doors. During "the hard winter, v she was oblig ed to bring wood from the neighboring bill, chopping it with her own hands, to warm her mother's cottage. By this course of decipliuc, Ann acquired a hard ness of murscle, a ttrengtb of puipose, and a power of endurance which never left licr through a long life Whca young, Raymond was united in lioly matrimony to Ann Taylor, at the liousc of the village parson: so far as pe cuniary interests are concerned, their for tune was to be made "out of whole cloth." They had, indeed, au excellent web out m Ol KhlCll to cut a fortune, for they were in the possession of nerves hardned by severe physical labor, and rendered elas tic by the confidence which honesty of purpose and inuoceucy of life inspire. Some time between the close of the Yevolutioaary war and the commencement of the nineteenth century, Mr. Raymond, v.ith some half a dozen children, immi grated to "the new country,' some fifty miles west of the Hudson, iu the State of X. York. The fierce Mohawks had just 'zono off lo Canada, and the fairest por- publie gatherings Now it was that Harry Raymond began awful account after death? w rait under luuuences ot a most deleter- ( brother, how can we give you up? Have ious character. The drinking habits of ( mercy upon us have some pity upon many ox lue circles witu wuicu nc nuug led, gradually wore upon hi moral con liviivua, auu upou uis icaoiuuou to ao- you may, and live, t-ould l take you in stain, until he could take a "social glass" my arms this moment, I would bathe your and become merry with those who were, brow with my tears, and would, if you under tho unholy excitement of the intox- 'would allow me, bring you to our corn- located in tho neighborhood, enue Dunbar was one. on a beautiful morning, came to his sister's house unusually so ber, especially considering that he had been absent from homo for a week or more. "While a breakfast was beiug pre- again to-marrow. Catherine thought tain class of wags seemed delighted, and and Cath- she saw the device of Satan in the pro- often would remark, "A hanpy turn this It happened that position; and felt that it was tho very lor poor Harry. "le?, another would llrrir7 1? n vninnil 1 nr!nf. nf tvli?rli r7ofV;if. wrmlfl nrl"in Vtl Yin :. rl ".iml T linnn lio will ut,rt- J.Io fatal; and now she rallied and made a text. J he news ?non spread through fresh assault. Throwing her arms around out the neighboring towns, and it was, of Henry's neck, sho burst into tear?, and cour.e, matter of romark with the differ, exclaimed, "0, my dearest brother, can ' ent classes of person.-, accordin" to their ture aud a dishonorable grave, and to an pared for him, he sat iu the cornor in a y u thwart the hopes of father, mother, tastes and moral sentiments. Some pre- 0. my dear pensive mood, and, after ho had taken ! and Harriet poor dear Harriet by one dieted that his religious career would bo his breakfast, he resumed the same po.-i- j latal step, l have just learned that liar- short, wnile others ardently hoped for sion, and seemed lo.-t in thought. Cath- i riet will be at the meeting to-night and, better things. rieved she will The tavern keeners. for tho nresent. at I I 7 I J said Hen- leost, had lost a constant visitor; and ono -: yourself and break off your absured and erine finally interrupted his revery with ' 0, how disappointed and .riev -, ruinous course and turn about, while a proposition which seemed to astoni-.li j bo" "Stop, stop, Kate!" - vou mav. and lirn. Could T take vou in him. "flarrv " said she. "come, go with ry, "I'll go, como what will." me to the meeting this morning; we are having very interesting services at the church." "Me go with you to church !" icating bowl. The vigilant eye of true mon Saviour, and see you again united to answered Henry: "that would be of no use 'nobody caret, (Utyttiing about mc. say to prevail upon you to forsake your "Dear Henry," rejnincd Catherine, "how took her seat m a retired place, as much lneudiip looked with deep concern upon his fold. "What, my dear Henry, shall I the perils to which poor Harry was now exposed, and of which he seemed not at; ruiuous course, and return to your duty? can you think so! havo we not all given ! out of sight as possible, and waited the nnro vnn tlmk nmvnra nnrl tonro von nv?doifo onniifrli nf nnr rpir.nrfls mid 1 issue. The matter in Henrv'.s mim was y, L 11 go, como what will. i of these heartless men, upon hearin" of He went to the meeting; and there were tho conversion of Harry liaymond, dryly all the connections and neighbors in a ; muttered out "It is an ill wiud that state of breathless anxiety to sec how j blows no good. I shall now be likely to poor Harry Raymond would shape his, get my grog bill, for Harry will go to course. Harriet, pensive and trembling, ! work, aud he's as honest a fellow as ever all were not frequent lived. and the general course 1 All was new right in the cottage sat himself at work to "T. " C , -- . . . ' " flit ... aware. Dut occasions 01 tejuptatiou jet me assure you that prayers and tears you evidence enough 01 our regards, and j issue, ihe matter in Henry s mum was.ry sat himself at will follow you to the last. God grant our anxious desire for your welfare: , now settled. Ho had already broke condition of things upon tho premises, and Hen- . T improve tue ot things was not materially varied lor that they may not be swift witnesses a- Henry hung his head, aud with quievcr- ; ground, and he must go on, or, in all cer-! to provide himself with decent apparel, several year?, and no very threatening e- gainst you iu the day of judgment. ing lips and broken utterance, rejoined : tainty, be a fresh occasion of grief to his i while he lacked no aid which his want vents arrived, until ho was united iu' " As ever, your affectionate brother." , "I am not fit to be seen in decent com- , friends, be jeered by his companions in ; required. His debts were soon dis marriagc to Harriet Brcnen, an interest- As Henry's eyes ran hastily over the panv;" and looking upon himself as tho' sin, and probably be forsaken by God, ; charged, and almost before he was aware in oi iourtecu. iug g lines of this letter, his heart palpitated, until that moment he had been perfectly j and soon plunged into irretrievable ruin.: of it, gained universal confidence. He Mr. Raymond was now becoming some- his countenance changed, first being deep- insensible to the condition of his person, what advanced in years, and naturally ily flushed, then turning as pale as a , added ; " Kato, I havo yet a little too wished to give up the burdens of business, j corpse and when he had read the last much pride to show my head in the He had possessed himself of a small farm, 'word, his hand which held the letter fell church in such a condition as this." of which his son Harry now took the into his lap, and the tears coursed down "You arc right, Harry, perfectly right," charge, loung Mrs. liaymond became his cheeks. He rose up, and walked off an inmate of the family, aud soon imbi- to a retired spot, where ho alternately bed the religious spirit which .still prevail-! wept immoderately, and made strong cf cd among the remaining members of the forts to brace himself up, and recover his out of the trouble at once wash your self up, and I'll furnish you with a good suit of clothes. You and Thomas" her 1i-3 of the glorious "lake country" were family circle, which had now been exten-; wonted indifference. He, however, re- husband "are just of a size." "1 dou't audibly utterred the publican's prayer, " God be merciful to mc, a sinner." Many oettj'ieJ as the hunting-grounds of "the ' sively broken up. She found in old Mrs. solved that ho would never again be seen know about borrowing a suit of clothes to encouraging words were spoken to the nix nations.1' Mr. Raymond erected a Raymond a molJtcr indeed ono who not intoxicated. " ; wear to meeting," answered Henry. "My returning prodigal, while fervent prayers iogcaxjui in a glen, by the fide of a beau- only entered into all her sympathies, un- This purpose was adhered to for sove- dear brother," rejoined Catherine, "it is were offered up for his deliverance from tifui b'ttle ftrcam of pure spring water, the dcr the heavy and unexpected domestic ral months; but, iu an evil hour, he was no timo for you to indulge in such foolish the guilt of sin, and tho power of an al- IoHLj forest trees waving iu the breeze o- '' trials which will soon be noticed, but who' again overcome, and now he seemed more pride; this may bo the last of your day of most invincible habit. Ter his humble dwelling. Ry night the could give her spiritual instructions and fatally prostrated than ever. Tho efforts grace. Come now," said she, taking i Tho service closed, and Henry joined Wwling of the savae-e wolf would rover- consolation, as occasion required. t of friends were again renewed, and they him by the arm, "do please me this time, Harriet at the door, and they walked, arm focralc from hill to hill, and the scream of j The practice of "taking a little" of the finally succeeded in prevailing upon the and I will promise you that you will nev- iu arm, to the cottage. AVhen all were Sticpaiilber would cause a quaking among maddening draught increased upon Hen- j object of their solicitude to "sign the er regret it." Henry sat dumb for a mo- sealed, Henry made a most humble cou- tbc small herds of the neihborin farms! ry, until he occasionally becamo disguised, pledge." -Strong hopea were now enter- ment, and then began to move as though fession, and was proceeding to "ask par- liard-handed labor andstrict economy and was irregular in his return from tho tained that Henry would not relapse. he had consented. The" suit was soon don" for all the wrongs he had inflicted MUed the necessities of the little "roup neighboring villages, to which he now l'or mouths he was sober and industrious m readiness, and ho was washed and upon tueir iceiings, wncn oiu iur. ltay- made irequent visits unuer tne pretexts as ever, anu tue lamuy seemeu to iuiuk j ouavt-u. auu hcai uuui uu hcu up to uin Ujtv.v mm nun, iuj uu.ii of business. The terrible and long-ex-! the danger had passed over, und felt their the church by tho side of Catherine; and , Henry, say nothing about us; we have pected event fiually trauspircd. At a hopes assured. J no little surprise was occasioned by his pardoned you, so lar as we could, long a- late hour Harry drove up and succeeded The consternation of tho Raymond fain- ! appearance. ' go: the most wo are concerned about is in getting into the house. His horses ily, and of their sympathizing friends, j Tho pious old couple had boon heard, that you have sinned against God. If he had been overdriven and neglected, and th.iv hp. mttc.r imagined than described, that morning especially, to nrav that God ! will forgtvo you aud we know ho is he was stupefied with drink and bonum-iupon the dreadful event of another lapse would reach the heart of their miserable bed with cold. There were two individ- of poor Henry. Circumstances transpir- ' eout. They were seated wheu Henry cn- l-eliious era of this family. Mr. Ray- uals, who had occupied each a corner by ed, which are so common and well known tcrcd; aud it was lo them the signal of a mir1s ln.o.l.lo Iu-,.H"v wjb fliotwofnr. '' the fire, in mute sorrow and breathless that thev need not be described, which 'fervent ejaculation to God. that the wau- ward a sort of Rcthel, or house of God. suponsc, while the teapot sat upon the proved more than a match for the strougth J derer might be awakened and reclaimed, smucr deserved to go to hell, 1 do. lears Mere the weary ittoerant often found a ! embers and the table was spread with of purpose and the power of conscience, , The discourse was appropriate, and sank coursed down the cheeks of tho venerable mu4i n1n,i .....1 l.n,.n -.( ... I, o yA ! ti'li'tf wrvs D f e.e'SSfl r V to SUtinlv tllO crav- . wliii'li In fliij onsn Jinil lioon ton tniif Ii : down into tho hearts of manv: and Hen- t patriarch, and while he was trying sufli- AVCUlli " I V lli. jV: . 111U I1U1C k il. J I LI UUlLIU i wVVHMa-i I I . . I u wubJ mwi mww v w . v i - it - mr the voice of prayer and praise, and here iugs of hunger. These two the wifo ( relied upon, aud down went the uufortu-j ry Raymond was among those who felt tin? people were often collected together and the mother were the first to give nate victim of a rampant appetite, deep- j "the word of God, like a hammer, break to bear the word of life dispensed iif great the noeded help le the nearly helpless ob-' cr than ever, into the mire of iutcmper- ing in pieces the rock." He, however, HPynlicity xnd power. ; ject of many hours of indeseribablo sclic- ancc. Henry now lost his self-respect, managed to hold up his head until the so- The Raymond family finally acquired itudc. When Harry had been conducted and, to a most leariul extent, his respect i ciai prayer meeting came on. .at a par to ins bed, with many expressions ot lor the iceiings and admonitions ot his ncuiar siago bicii continued to enlarge until it reach -& ihc goodly number of a dozen, save one. Iu the mean time the first of a new race of missionaries penetrated these in terior and cceludod regions, and Mr. aud Mrs. Raymond and two daughters be eaaie subjects of a great moral change. This constituted the commencement of the At a suitable time he arose, and, with a was soon called unon. in turu. to lead the , f . A t J trembling voice, oonfesscd his sins, aud family devotions, and to take an active expressed his purpose to lead a new life, 'part in social meetings; and when he o His story was brief, but it produced ai peucd his mouth to speak or pray, all wonderful effect upon the audience, and ! were silent aud solemn. Many who. on answered Catherine, "aud I can help you marvclously strengthened his own rcso- other occasions, showed little rogard for lutions. Ho Knelt down, anil gavo vent religion, were moved to tears by his al to the feelings of godly sorrow, while helfcctiny anneals, and were often ln-sird in j o ik j remark "Harry is now sincere, anyhow, ; whatever he doe3 hereafter." All Henry 1 laymond's friends rejoiced at the marvelous change which had taken place in his life aud conduct, but they "rejoiced with trembling." They did not immediately spread tho matter a broad, by writing letters to distant mem bers of the family, but prudently ed themselves to surround the object of their solicitude with ovcry encouragement and help to constancy. Iu the mean timo James, with a por tion of hi3 family, came to visit his pa rents, not knowing whether ho should find Henry with tho heart of a brother, if even alive. On reaching tho neighbor hood, he met a friend of the family who, after identifying Jame Raymond, earn estly asked, "Have you heard from Hen ry lately?" "Xot a word," was the reply. "Well, then," rejoined he, "L have good news for you. He is clothed, and in his right mind. He has experienced relig ion, and for the last six months has been as sober and respectable a man as there is in the town." This was "good news," both ablo be and willing- all the rest will soon settled." "Ah," responded Hen- ry," ho cannot forgive me, as I sec, with out abandoning his justice: for if ever a character, which, however really envia ble it was, nevertheless subjected the younger members to much small persecu tion' from their young companions. The fafifSij" altar was ever kept up, aud the morning and eveng sacrifice was a thing of course. Puritanical strictness was en. forced upou all, and" no immorality suf fered to pas without a fearful religious reckoning. Religious things and religi ous people were never made matters of jest; Withal, religiou'was here invested with charms, and not made inconsistent with pood chocr and iuuoceut amuscmeuts. Mr. Raymond had a generous soul within bim, and a natural mirthfulness which rendered him an exceedingly agreeable companion to the young, aud made him the life of his large family circle. He "Was a fmo singer, and performed well tipoii the flute; aud after tho evenings Mere spent in the cultivation of sacred music, which was always followed by prayer, they all retired to rest in a dc Jigbtful state of mind, fully appreciating the bliss ol true domestic union and sym kindness aud sympathy, his two guard-, friends. He spent days and weeks from iau angels retired not to sleep, but to home he lounged about rum-shops aud havo their imagination haunted, during country towns, until he became an object the remaining hours of the night, by the of general commiseration, repetition of the scene which had passed , Many now gave up Raymond for lost, before them. That was a night of an- His youthful companion almost lost heart, guiah, of lears, aud of prayers, which and scarcely know how to brook tho evils can only be appreciated by the Father of which sho suffered. Old Mr. Raymond mercies, who fathoms the depths of hu- often groaned out, "Poor Harry is ruined man sorrow and counts the sighs of hisj and, I fear, will never bo recovered." children. ;J3ut there was one heart that held out The day which succeeded was a gloomy supported by faith and hope graces one. A few words of most significant re- which had been tried as in the fire, aud buke from the wifo and the mother, and which, at this period of life, had ceased the down-cast countenance aud sad pen- to falter. And whoso heart was this but sivencss of old Mr. Raymond, which al- that of the mot Iter of the unfortunate aud ways expressed unutterable things, were apparently ruined victim of a monster met by a confused expression of the vice? The hoart of the mother felt most countcnanco, and a vague glancing of the keenly the fearful situation of the object eye in different directions, but with no of her solicitude sho was not blind to augry words. It is enough indeed too his dangers nor his faults sho saw the much much more than I could wish impoteucy of human resolutions, and all lo say, that tho same scene, with slight motives founded upon mere self-respect variations of circumstances, was occasion- or worldly prospects in a strugglo with an ally repeated. Admonitions and tender overpowering appetite for the intoxicat- postulatious cxtortou promises or a- ing draught; but she Knew tun well the e nalhy sanctified by a vital Christianity, i mendmant, which were kept for a time, efficacy of prayer. Her dependence was 1?.. .Ai"t 1 1 t 1 1 I ,1 T J-sv Aittnil nl wnT-t V r nlrvnn nils? ii A f1 tlrM1 mlni-ir C jAumy nua. oiju oi iug younger sons, longer or snorter acuoiuuig to uhuulu- ujjuu uuu uiuuu, hhu uu ujjuu jnaun ui jd when a small lad became the subject Etances, but were finally broken. ot religious influence, and gave good pro mise of a life of usefulness. All the eld- Ti only exceptions to the literality of ule.nre the names of the persona con- : ccrtted, the description of some of the loculi- R4i ft small draught upon the imuyiua- j liaftor'-a ;PMoii pAhe. circumstances which coeid itot a sujifipd by authentic in forma- J man's devising. She never for a rnomont, The terrible, tho astounding facts wereVve up "poor Harry;" but despite of all brought to the knowledge of brothers and the discouraging enrcumstauces whioh a sisters abroad, and a sense of deep morti-, rose, sho persisted iu believing, and in ficatiou, as well as a feeling of heart-'declaring, that "her prodigal sou would breaking sorrow, passed thro' tho entire finally return." family circle. Family pride was wounded, I In the mean lime, no efforts wore spared and, in some instances, some little indig- to awaken the conscience, to alarm the nation .for . the, -moment was. indulged. fears, and to rekindle the domestic feel- j Why is it that our lovely circle must be jings of the inebriate. Whenever he oame of the exercises, old Mr. Raymond, with his molodious, tremulous voice, struck up "Come, ye.sinncrs, poor and needy" when, quick as a flash of lightning, a thousaud old associations wcro revived in Henry's mind. His heart began to molt; and when tho old gentleman poured out a flood of melting melody upou the lines "If you tarry till you're bettor, You will never come at all ; Not the righteous, Sinners Jesus come to call" tho fountains of grief were unstopped, and poor Henry wept and sobbed aloud, A few encouraging words were whispered in his car; aud, after tho service had closed, ho returned with Catherine, silent and sad. The circumstances had electrified the assembly, and constituted tho principal topic of conversation on the way home. The pious hoped, and tho oareless wcro astonished: but nono uttered a contempt uous word. One of Henry's companions, who was present, seemed to partake of tho sympathies of the occasion. "Now," said he, "if Harry should take a religious turn, blame me if I think it would hurt him for the fact is, bo's getting a little bit too bad." Another rejoined: "If ho should come out strong, won't they have a timo over at the old man's? I should like to be .there, and see them carry on about five minutes." Old Mr. Raymond and hia consort went homo with an unusually quick step; and upon entering tho cottage, the old latly said to Harrier, (who had jue j cicntly to recover his feelings to respond ; encouragingly, and Harriet was groaning ' and sighing from the bottom of her al- most broken heart, old Mrs. Raymond, ii. not being able to restrain her dcop emo tions any longer, broke out in such strains as she alone could commaud, under cir cumstances so calculated to carry away all the barriers of feeling. "What I" said she, "God not willing to forgive you, when we, poor creatures, so little like him, could not have it in our hearts tore tain the slightest sense of tho wrongs you have done, only as they affect your hap piness? This cannot be, my son. Like the father who ran to meet his poor, mis erable son, while a great way off. vour heavenly Father will meet you in mercy, of aScs selected What the character of the meet- thc visit was, the reader may indeed, ing and judge. And now I end my story by saying that Henry Raymoud was assistdd in tho matter of improving his education by bin brothers. He entered the ministry iu due time, and, at the time of this pres ent writing for thirteen years has been a faithful and successful vineyard of the Lord. laborer in tho p An exchauge paper asks, very innocently, if it is any harm for young ladies to sit iu the lapje of ages. Another replies, that it all depends on Hie kiud Those from IS to 25 it and freely forgive ou all. Yes, he will: ! puts down as extra hazardous. I know he will ; and turning to tho old 5T At a social party one evening, the question was put up, "What is religion!" " Religion," replied one of tho party, religion is an insurance against fire iu tha .... next world, for which honesty is the Best gentleman, she respectfully, but earnest ly asked, "Father, shall wo not have prarera?" The old gentleman iustantly bowed down, and nil followed his example, lie) nraved in frnnmlmm :nwl iilnintif.. innrq i but in the language of assurance. When F'r"' he had concluded, the venerable matron i ... . . . , , followed, in much the same strain, with j ar"U you mueh fish in your bag? tho additional circumstance, that she. naked a person of a fisherman, who was humbly asked God now to fulfil the prom-! rcturniug home. "Yes, a good eV," wa iso which he had so often brought home tj.n si;nnftrw tpt.1v ., . i . i.i irj rv to nnr snrrnwinrr hourt. mat no that he would " bring home bis banished." When the old lady had earnestly and solemnly said "Amen," after a brief pause she said nT i t i ...hi vnn lint. Tivn v'' iow, iiurrici, uumt, r-". JEST " Labor if, honorable' snys tltft "Boston Post, "t may be honovubh bui it is mighty inconvenient, when ho thor- Harriet uttered a few words.an.il broke momctcr is. about tK) the shade. down. " Dear Henry," said the old gontle- A wnyor out wost ms determined man "now pray for yourself," Henry h ,f fc d n , . nnd ejaculated, "aavo, Lord, or I perish. 0 5 . J il" my sins my sins press mo down like their hides with the Aw of the Qll$? mountains! Canst thou havo mercy upon half.