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: '- - 111 lglgn.rjy-'tr' i vv.. ;-g3garoai.EJuu--ag ,j iv Qeuoteb to Jpolities, fitcvatuvc, agriculture, Science, iHoralitu, anh (General Sntclliqcncc. VOL. 14 STROUDSBUEG, MONROE COUNTY, PA. OCTOBER 12, 1854. NO. 48. m Published by Theodore ScIlOClli i t.ii.Ms i wo collars liars per annum in a.ivancc Two ct dollars and a quarter, lore the eiul of the vo: No papers disconlinuecl until all :irrpnrnirs nrn nriiii except srt the option of the Editor. ID Adveitiemeiils not OXOOPilinp nnn snti:irr fton IwentyS al'Yisconunadc ?0U'4aC l " t "v " V'IC anic" A libcr J rrAiUcuc paiJ- s 0 s r 1 ftr T I IV G iiavin? a general atsorMncnl of largo, ei,Pant, plain and ornamental Tj-pp, we arr prepared to execute every description of It riiiiiJ HULLjI -3 primed with neatness and despatch, on reasonable AT THE OFFICE OF 3oyond the Eiver. The following beautiful lines, from the Dublin University Magazine, will remind the reader of the last Ecene in Bunvan's "Pil- grim's Progress." Time is a river, deep and wide; And while along its banks we stray, Wc see our loved ones o'er its tide Suil from our sight away, away. Where arc they sped they who return No more to glad our longing "eyes! They've passed from life's contracted bourne, To land unseen, unknown, that lies Bc'ond the river. siry hid from view; but we may guess How beautiful that realm must be; For gJeamings of its loveliness, In visions granted, oft we see. The very clouds that o'er it throw Their veil, unraised for mortal sight, With gold and purple lintins slow, Reflected from the glorious light Beyond the river. And gentle airs, so sweet, so calm, ;Stcal sometimes from that view less sphere; Tbe mouiner feels their breath of balm, And soothed sorrow dries the tear. And sometimes list'ning ear may gain Entrancing eound that hither floats, The eclio of a distant strain Of harps' and voices' blendiu notes, Beyond the river. Thcrc are our loved ones in their rest; They've crossed Time's river, nov no more They heed the bubbles on its breast, Nor feel the storms that sweep its shore But their pure love can live, can last; They look for us their home to share, When we, in turn, away have passed ; What joyful greetings 'wait us there, Beyond the river. From Gleasons Factorial. EIDQKADO. ' Xo. III. BY THOMAS BULFISC1I. 'Orcllana arrived safe in Spain, and the sin sank into it. The men of the "was favorably received. Ilia act of in-' neighboring tribes visited them three or subordination in leaving bis commander four tluie 111 the Jear- re was forgotten in the success of bis achieve-, born the3' werc sen.fc to, tuelJ" fathers, but went For it had been successful, even the girIs ce ,re,ta,nc and brought up if the naked facts only had been told, in- 5n the warl,ke babJt:5 of tbe.,r mothers. asmuchas it was the first event which led Tbe only way of accounting for these to any certain knowledge of the immense stories 15 tbafc tbe Spaniards turuisbed.in regions that stretch eastward from the the gbaPe of question-, the information Andes to the ocean, besides being in it- hh tbeJ faucied tbeJ received in rc self one of tbe most brilliant adventures Pb' tb Indians assenting to what they of that remarkable age. But Orellana's understood but imperfectly or not at all. accounts went far beyond these limits,1 After this a good many years elapsed and confirming all previous talcs of theforc anJ otber expedition of note was t..r.,i vAnr.nAn r.-uu ;t ,..inc roofed with gold and its mountains com- r,n,,1 nf nropimis pfonfts. drnw to his standard numerous followers. Every - thins promised fairly. The king granted tho (innn. tries which he had explored; he raised '" "...,.1 nt-nJUmii ntfl nvnn fnnnfl fuada for he expedition, and con found a wife who was willing to accompany t;, T Mo ir,n i? COf with inin. Iu luay, lo44, ue Bet bail witn 1V, cl.;rc nrwl dOM .nnn iVill UUIJ UUU 1111, H 0 But the tide of Orellana's fortu jturned. He stopped three month Tcueriffe and two at the Cape dc where nine-eight of his people died aud .fifty were invalided. lhe osr UXIJUUiLlUU .proceeded with three ships, and met with HI i t v. 'oentrarv winds which detaiucd them their "water was exhausted, and bad not Dccn ior ucavy rains, an iuum uave, . 1 P I . ll A 1 i,rtfj (in- l,in nnf b-iol' i n t li is dis- Column tWCDty-UVO lectin IieigUP. Vjn viii) gum ui ; ii.uo ua . bu.u, in Olio Ol uiu must luuimnuiibuvuiiiuga f"! yLlv men and elel en hordes its top was a largo silver moon, and two had been assigned to the sweetest voice, ' of a New England January, the Deacon i ' i h n?r1 onrd of after - living lions were fastened to its base with and the preticst little girl in the village, j an(1 bis family were cheerfully and thank on b0r?lll of gold. Having passed by these ' All who attended tho rehearsals were fully enjoying a glorious hickory fire; Mrs. The remaining two reached the mcr. o j r f,w Ao:rUP, uifh the solo as sum aJAmn,; fnr tho fnmilv nnrl TT0,m ncnnnrtPfl nlionf. 100 eaaUGS theV Ai U I 1 U 11 UCVVUMVv. Q J V WOriQ. VyUC p wroken up here for tho materials, the other met with an accident, and became unserviceable, and they cut her up aua .mauc a baric oL the timbers. 1 ,W m-CaU Vn lgaDtl"C .was endeavoring to discover the main , . . i m i l.Snnflno Prnvii piantCQ wuu trees anu waicicu uy a au-iuj iitiiu -.j ....-.v. nt.r uiiumiiuia iui mu iuiosiunuij uuuitij. stopped to build b"SaI' wag markcd from beginning to His son was reading the Massachusetts uu wurc muh.b uw.c, U,,J ",","!(lft!(ln in. Tim nfr nf t.i.a nalacn'nnd 'Andantino' 'Dolce' 'AffcctUOSO." Plmmbman. and the ffOod man himself more of his party died. lUese eoJere ppcr, and it? bolt was received ' 'Crescendo 'Piano,' 'Pianissimo,' with was just finishing ofT a sermon by a dis notlike his former comraao.,sea Within, a golden sun' changing keys, and flats, and sharps, tinguished divine of his own denomination, to the climate and haUituateu to tne uu- Qf g.Jvc and ; j out from unexpected places; whcn bang went the front dopr, and in Tirnnnli of ti;f rtvnv mliinli if v lrnan whnn ,.n?i1 A lr tUa llC W3S COVOrea W1U1 IL. """'x 11 J o" 1 - " 1 e J - , u. .-7 : stroanT but which be Tliis th S'S In due time Thanksgiving day arrived; about my dty I hope. 1 he fact was he for thirty days anions a labyrinth of thought a more magnificent and costly an( wujje tjie cec0nd bell' was ringing had been to visit, and to talk and pray channel" When hc returned from this attire than could be affordod by any oth- news cam0 to the village that a very se- , with a poor dying negro. 'Sooina to mo fruitless search he was ill and told his r potentate in the world, and hence the rious accident had happened to the Uui- you are rather crusty, said the Deacon, ineonlc lhat ho would go back to Point Spaniards called him Eldorado, or the vcrsalist minister. His horse had thrown But I suppose you are half frozen, and so St. Juan, and there he ordered them to Golden One him, and cither his leg or his neck was sit down and lhaw yourself out.' 'I thank 8eek him when they had got the bark' It may surprise us that talcs so pal- broken; the boy who had brought tbo . you,' said the minister; but 1 merely cal readiy. But hc found his sickness in-'pably false as these should have deceived news had forgotten which. 'I hope it is j Jed to tell you that I have just left a scene crease upon him, and determined to a- any, to such an extent as to lead them to not bis neck said tho rich and charitable , of misery, and I want you to go Micro ns Wdon the expedition and return to Ku-'gct up costly and hazardous expeditions old church member. When Deacon Good- - early as you can in (ho morning. On my !roP- While he was seeking provisions for the voyage, the Indians killed seven- What with vexation and disorder lift difld in Mi A rlrov 11ns seal- j rt e iv. Vi- u Ll.u 1UIL. Ul lilC CXljCUluOn rpi, c,. Lvors 1"ad. n forthor exertions to reach xuu oui- J,jldorado but returned to their own coun- woudor that multitudes should be found jl as tncJ cou- Such was the fate of willing to admit so much of tho marvels jOrcllana, who as a discoverer surpassed of Eldorado as to see in them a sufficient countrymcn3 ana" though as a con- inducement to justify the search, and IUCr.or be s unfortunate, yet neither is others loss credulous were perhaps will- . ne chargeable with any of those atrocities ing to avail themselves of the credulity fruv.-irrl Mi nnli.nnvn.tG irhU l,n'nf ,,,li,l- e ! left such a stain on the dories of Cortes aml Pizarro- The next attempt wc read of to discov- , cr j'jiuorauo was mauc a lew years alter,, I under Hernando de Ribera, by ascending the La Plata, or river of Paraguay. IIo (sailed in a brigantine with 80 men, and i i i I r ii.. uuuuuiiLci uu uuaiimy nuui mo Datives. I hey couurmed the stones of the Ama- zons with their "olden city tt. ,.t,i tueJ gefc at them'" was the next question "by land or by water?" "Only by land," was the reply. "But it was a two months' j Most of our readers remember Deacon journey, and to reach them now would bo Goodman, some passages from whose life impossible because the country was inun-J we extracj from Tho ploughlnan. The dated." I he Spaudiards made lisrht of 1 , , . this obstacle, but asked for Indians to ago lessons which are covered but not 'carry their baggage. The chief gave i coucc.aled' uuder tbe abound"g humor of Pibera twenty lor himself and five for,tbe piece, are too many and too good to each of his men; and these desperate ad- be forgotten. ventures set off on their march over a ! r n j i i ' s bonnn J-nrtH mn trie nvfnnci m r Ir rvrrm flooded country. J ; j,igm aays tucy traveieu tnrougn water , several miles of the surrounding country, ;up to their knees and sometimes up to j for his amiable disposition, active benev their middle, liy slinging their bam- olence and uucmestioned nietv. So thor- T"1j1 . 11. . 1 mocks to trees, and by tuis means only, ouhly was the Deacon's character estab- could they find dry positions for the night. ;iishcd, that when the people of the neigh Before they could make a fire to dress boring towns saw him passing by, they 'their food, they were obliged to raise a j WOuldsay That man was rightly named, rude scaffolding, and this was unavoidably for if there ever was good man, he is one.' so insecure that frequently the fire burned And from this there was no dissenting , through, and food and all fell into the ' voice. Nay; I am wrong in saying that; , water They reached another tribe, and fore there are some who never hear any were told that the Amazons' country was hody praised without an interposing and still nine days further on; and then still : niialifvin- 'but:' 'He mav be well euouh another tribe, who told them it would .take a montn to reacti tnem. rernaps ' tney wouia stui nave advanced, Dut nere an insuperable obstacle met them. The i locusts lor two successive years had do- J . . i j voured everything before them, and no i food was to be had. The Spaniards had no alternative but to march back. On j their way. they were reduced to great Vi CJ ' J rrJ 1r fcjt. .distress for want of food, and from this i , , ,' , , I cause and traveling so Ions half under i water, the greater number fell sick, and many died. Of eighty men who accom panied llibera upon this dreadful march I only thirtv recovered from its effects. j This expedition added a few items to j i under oath that the natives told him of a ' . e , , -J i uaiiu ui u. .eUf gu UUu uy a uia.. , . anu so wariine as to De areaueo oy am . ... m, j i . i their neighbors. They possessed plenty PI , -1 11 .1.1 j 1 i all the utensils in their houses were made of them. They lived on a large island which was in a huge lake, which they ! called the "mansion of the sun," because ' fitted out in search of Lldorado 3uf lb story grew, notwithstanding. An imaginary kingdom was shaped out. It . s governed by a potenate who was cal- led the Great Paytiti, sometimes Moxu, sometimes tho Inim or Great An impostor at ma amrmea . v . ii , i n. lUl Ue IiaU DCeil in HIS Capital. lilC City V . 3000 U1 l "uv-4 , tu.i workmen were employed in the silver- ...... 1 J . , Simillb ailCL. ILU UVCU IjrOUUCCU U IHUU lr' i. xon- n fnnrt SlUSLliO L i v I. 11V UVUU J I UllUlU 1. Ill W IJ porphyry f ebony ai . . .i n-. i? i. .i oaslcr. tlie ganeries oi eoony anu ceuar, - - . ". .. ' tbe throne was of ivory, aud the ascent to it by steps of gold. The palace was built of white stone. At the entrance were two towers, aud between them a S r... vuvia wu miuu iutu , uauwug, 1.1 . . . 1 r. ..mm rnn knrninir linfnrrt if. jjnit. This imaginary king- J MCalgd Eldorado from the costume jof;ts cmpcror. jIis body was anointed I njoruin" with a certain fragrant Turn of great Vice, and gold dust wa gUDJ f gll'd,' :n then blOWn UpOn Uim ItirOUgU U lUUU, Ult no vl(i of the counts, in which he had marked ' dulged; and his regular Sunday perfor- ; s at a mil oi goju, anomer 01 fciiver, anu a ujaus uiu uh.it iwihi .1 i r 1j. 'Ml,- 1 r. r i. 1 ' If miicin.miirrlor ena n sin T)f;inoti (iond. I II 1 IJ II. 1. I I n r - fk f rtirTl tt 117 ini'Ill I flit riJ 111 'I r 1. I 1111 V Prds lUiru Ui atiit. xiiu uiuiuus tuc jjanniBj" " j l "1 1 f 1 1 1 . .... ... ..1.1 Ijoita iviiiaIi fn onewni fni I wore uescrioeu as oi nornnvrv anu aia-, muu umu uu uu J " . it Tl.n .Trl.nlo tr'lC ly.tr elm IQ n nrfll IffU ' .InAla Tin mnrnlw nliatvfrfl 'I llflVO llPOn 'to go in search of the wonder; but we must remember that what the Spaniards had already realized and demonstrated to the world in their cououests of Mexico '-J t t .17 . i uuu i em was uaruiv less asiomauimr than these accounts. It is therefore no conoucst and ambition for themselves. ! Of the latter class we may imagine the celebrated Sir Walter Ilaleigh to be one, " -ua umu uuueriooK au expeauion for tbc discovery and conquest of Eldo- ratio. Some Passages in the LIFE OF DEACON GOODMAN. ' ntit'in issnoivn itc inconvenience oj not '""" " wucat . 1 i . mfir Vn his nwn nnn? I hnf. f hrniirrli j r , o" lauestioneu nietv. 0Q tlie whole ' they will say 'but ' &c. &c; anu then they will go on and make hiin out 'anything but a clever fellow.' ,r, i ,uf Cf l.i r iv pi,,!,,, fvfn in fhfi nnsn ot Ueanon (Toof man. jj -J ' e had a fault: He icoiiMsins in mcct- 'Call you that a fault?' saith the ' -v n rl t Arill flnrt 1. 1 Tl A rflnnr noil if o . r . n m ! . ', misfortune. 'But why a misiortuner T , v., i r. I will tell thee. Mature has so For: us, that some have the 'musical ear,' and others not. Now this 'musical ear' has nothing to do with the real character, moral or intellectual; but yet the persons who have not the 'musical ear' ought nev er to sing in meeting. If they do, they ii' ill tr i-1 1 r r r r nnnrtlf nMl (1 onf' til n ln ., , Tnn' nn,-im themselves ridiculous. Deacon Goodman musical ear; Whether it trn: i, nt: j were the 'Messiah or the Creation,' or T. ny, . n' nn .. e nll n e n J liU l W II Ul Jl U VjyUll, 11 H Uli UlLi J 1A I Li to him, so far as niusio was concerned; it was just so much singing. Whether the artist were Sivori, or Ole Bull, or poor old John Oasco, it was just so much Jul- i ! 11.. 1. 1 11! (Uing. lie nad not the 'musical ear' ana still less, ii possmie, ine nusicai voice; uui yet he would sing in meeting. And the gentle and respectable remonstranco of the choir leader were met with the unva ried reply. 'Singing is praying, you might as well ask me not to prav; 1 shall sing in meeting? bint at another trait in the good Deacon's 1 gers at him; the girls hid their smiles he character, lie was rather set iu his way's; ! bind their music books. Littlo Mary or in other words, he was dreadfully ob- j stinate in what he thought a good cause; j and he was generally correct in appreci- ating the merits of the cause. We all know that musical people are apt to be sensitive and some times a little j capricious nnt who m nvnr known a theatrical Orchestra, or even a villago choir, that had not a regular 'blow up' at least once a year? Beyoud all doubt, Dea- : no n,c,;n,.. W uuuuiuau a aiugiug nao a Ti-ijr cu.uuo 'grievance to the choir and no small an- b noyaucc to the congregation, let in con- , . ... n ,. ?i i. 1 CWlOr'l 11111 fl I IIS If 1 Tt I. 1 1 1 1 I 1 IS III" W: S III- , kiuuv.v.. ----- C " ' , emuiuuvii u. &i rt v It?.. la o Itif Vin,Mil htIi;s1i fni.. jjuo tuuc r1"" UU11U w , .i " n i. bearance is no longer a virtue. pains had been taken by the choir in get- ting up a new Anthem, (selected from Mozart) for Thanksgiving day, and the i ' r r...; ..-..- o lmf clin linfl nnnniiamA if. fill. TlirnO OT four accomplished singers who had come from Boston, to pass Thanksgiving in the country, and who attended tho last re- hcarsel, werein raptures with little Mary's They had heard Tedesco and i: :4: ...m rnrn..,n. JJISUilWlUllU, UUU JVil uiuj auj, ut " v.w.... .1 1 I I.. II 1... il,lHn A 1 ii m. I time X?nfr iflttlPtllr 1 .1 H,n t H-imnnrn Knmntn man heard that remark, he held up his hands and exclaimed, I never!' Now the Deacon dearly loved good preaching, and the meeting-house was to him a 'bouse of feasting.' But his relig- ion was of a very practical kind, and a : though he thought but precious little of his good works, ho took care to do a good , ' many of them, and was far from believ- 1 ing with Amsdorf, that 'good works were an impediment to salvation., So said ho to Mrs. Goodman, :do you go to the house ff,t: , lt iUnA ' and I will no to the house of mourning. . and do all I can.' And away be went to see, and if possible, to relieve the Uni- versansc minister. j In the mean time the congregation as- I sembled and the worship proceeded in ! the usual way. At length came the An- . them. It even went beyond expectation. J A long 'rest' immediately preceded the ; solo. It was no rest for poor 'little Mary.' 1 Tf. irno flirt tvAcf on'vinnc r?mif clin liol f ever passed. She arose, blushing. Her agitation gave a tremor to her voice, which, ' added to the pathos of tho music, it was ; bcatif1- ! I Now, Deacon Goodman always made ; ifc a rule, when any accident had detained ' , him UDtji aftcr worship bad commenced, to come in very softly. How different from tbe fashionable flourish! All were J intent on the solo. None heard, and but j - . . . fcw saw Deacon Goodman enter his pew, . . . ..... 1 , , nA f..t n fhp.c if.pfnn which tho words . of the anthem were printed. j Unlike that of many singers, the artic- : illation of 'little Mary' was perfect. 'The Deacon soon found the place; and to the ( astonishment of the congregation, indig- , nation of the choir, and the perfect horror j of 'little Mary,' he 'struck in,' and ac- companied her through the whole solo. j Accompanied! 'Oft in tbe stilly night,' j accompanied by Capt. Bragg's battery, j would give some notion of it. Poor little Mary was sick a fortnight. 'Why don't you cut that old fellow's tongue off V said one of the Boston singers. 'What good would it do?' said the choir leader' 'he would howl though his nose.' They were all very cross. As for the deacon he look ed around as innocent as a lamb, and thought he had sung as well as any of them. Immediately after meeting, the choir leader called on the minister. 'Sir,' said he, 'this must scop. If Deacon Goodman sings again, I do not.' 'Oh I know it,' said the minister: 'I have long felt the difEculty, but what can we do? Deacon Goodman is a most excel lent man, and his only faults arc that he is rather set in his icay and will sing in meeting? But Deacon Goodman is a reasonable man,5 said the choir leader. On most occasions? replied the minister. 'Do go and sec him, sir, for ray mind is made up; if he sings in meeting, I do not.' 'Deacon Goodman,' said the minister, 'I have come on a delicate errand; I have come to present the respectful request of . . 1 tuc cuoii. that you would not sing in meeting.' Tbe Deacon was thunderstruck, but. he soon recovered. 'Siuging is praying,' said he; 'they may just as well ask mo not to pray, l snau sing zn vieeung. And on tuc ncst Sunday, sure enough he did loud er, aud if possiblo more inharmonious than ever. The men singers looked dag- was not there. 'This shall stop,' said the choir leader; I will go and see him myself.' 'Deacon Goodman, we all most highly respect you, as you must well know; but you nave not, the musical ear nor iue mus- .,i 1 1. . ical voice, aim iu la ua.ui Vl the choir, and many of the congregation, that you do not again sing in meeting? The Deacon was again thunderstruck, i n ' hut he soon recovereu. Dinging is pray- " - mg said he, 'and they might as wel I tell t I shall sin in meeting? me not to pi.iy. j. nuau a 0 'Plin rrood Deacon was dreadfullv set in ! -i " v " " his way, and so it went on again week j after week, in the same old way. But an incident occurred, which con tributed much to bring this singular case 1 tn o riaia Ahniif t,wn lining from the lv " ' T .-. ff..l.l a wretched hovel, which imperfectly shel ( tered the wretched wife and children o a still more wretched drunkard. !l- of ! r, r.i.. i :i vj uuv. ..... Uo .....B .nmi lilc irnni no! nrlilinr flTlil fVn lwloVfld and respected minister. 'Why! I never!' Baid Deacon Goodman, 'what brought you along in such a night as this?' Now this minister had bis peculiarities as well as the Deacon. Among others, he was ,.. very UlUM-IUWUUmu iiwuuu "- wuu f;uuu way here and homo I passed that wretch ed hovel which we all know so well. I felt it my duty to stop and learn the ter rible uproar within. I found the wretch beating his wife, and her screams, and his horried oaths made my blood run cold I knocked tbe rascal down, ('served him right,' said the Deacon,) and think he will be quiet until morning; but do go as ear ly as you can.' 'Od rabbit thevarmint,: said Deacon Goodman, 'and od rabbit e tarnal blasted rum shop.' That was the nearest to swearing that the Deacon was ever known to come. 'Put old Mag in the wagon,' said he to his son. 'Deacon, don't go to night,' said Mrs. Goodman. 'Do wait till morning,' said bis daughters. 'Let me go,' said his son. 'Mind your own business said the Deacon to all of them, I shall go to-night.' When it came to that they knew there was no more to be said. He was dread fully 'set in his way.' IIo took a bag and a basket, and went into the cellar. He filled the bag with potatoes. He took a piece of pork from one barriul and a piece of beef from another, and put them in tbe basket. He went to the closet and took a brown loaf and a white one. IIo went to tbe wood-pilo and took an armful of wood, and told his son to take another. All was put in the wagon; he not forget- ting six candles aud a paper of matches. ! parish,' said the minister, 'and hope ifc Deacon Goodman needed no secondary will be amicably settled. But if you motive to Christian duty; yet historical , finally conclude to withdraw, wo shall truth demands the concession, that tbe be most happy to receive you; and when wife of the poor drunkard was his first it shall please the Lord to take good old love. She jilted him, or as wo Yankees Deacon Grimes to hiuiself, (and a very say, 'gave him the mitten,' in favor of the few days mut now give him his dismis abject wretch who has now become her sion,) we shall expect you to sit in hia tyrant. And this was the way he 'fed scat. After half an hour's pleasant con fat the ancient grudge' he owed her! The versation, the Deacon arose to take his truth is, Deacon Goodman knew nothing departure. At that moment a boy came about grudges ancient or modern. The in and handed a billet to the minister. old Adam would occasionally flare up, He glanced at the billet, and 'Deacon sit but he always got him under before sim- down one moment,' said he. He read the down. billet, and after some hesitation, said, 'I All was ready, and in five minutes the have received a singular communication Deacon was 'exposed to the pelting of the from oar choir leader; be has somehow pitiless storm.' But what did be care for or other heard of your intention to join the storm? 'I am going on God's errand,' our society; and has heard of it with very said ho to himself; 'I am going to visit great pleasure; but he adds that it is the the worse than widow and fatherless.' earnest and unanimous wish of tho choir The next thing he said was, 'Ob, get out.' that you will not siig in meeting? Tho That he meant for the promptings of his Deacon wa3 again electrified, but had got own proud heart. used to the shock. 'Singing is praying; Misery, misery, indeed did he fiod in and I join no church where I cannot si?ig that most miserable dwelling. The poor in meeting, good day, sir.' He was wretch himself was dead drunk on the , very 'set in his way.' floor. The poor pale woman was sobbing Five miles West of his own dwelling lived her very heart out; the children were lhc ?ood Pastor f another fiock. The Dea- clamorous, and but few were the words cim found him shelling coni in his crib This of their clamor. 'I am cold,' 'I am hung- !",n,stf ' a,:'10h n"iently pmus, thought j j a. i l 11 mi Vi i v 11 no harm to be a little waggish m a good ry,' and that was all. The Deacon bro t cause, and for a worthy object, e also had in the wood; made up a fire; lighted a heanj of the Deacon's musical troubles, and candle: and emptied tho bag and basket, shrewdly suspected the object of his visit. The poor pale woman wept and sobbed 'Deacon Goodman, I am glad to see you,' said her thanks. 'Oh, you varmint,' said the he. 'This is not exactly ministerial labor, in Deacon, as be looked at the husband and 'I am of a different opinion,' said tho father; and broke off a piece of bread for Deacon, 'any honest and useful labor is min- each of the children. The general com- fer.ml laborT? ,r h,aler,aH Alas 5 hTe ,fm .. , ., , r i forgive me, 1 uon t like them; and I like a motion aroused the poor wretch from his , , , , . . c , .v . , , , ' , , . . dandy minister the least of any. 'ion and drunken stupor, lie looked up and re- j ure agreC(, there, gaid lhe ministcr; ,come cognized the Deacon. ' w:iik jnto tjie i10usc nnj see my wjfe; gne ! 'Hallo, old music,' said he, are you says she is in love with you for your honesty : here? give us a stave, old nightingale. aml '"r oddities.' 'I never said the Dea ling as you do in meeting. Sing and C0I"' 'but thank you, I am m something or .i J . , .,,f ,0,. a hurrv; and have a little business which we scare the rats away.' 'Why what on can M wel, eeic ,iere.. earth docs tbe critter mean?7 s:iul the . im t. i . j:as-i... Deacon. The poor, pale-gratejul woman smiled through her tears. She could not help it. She had been a singer in her better days; she had also heard tho Dea- con fin". T , . i . . i . I do not record these incidents merely because they are honorable to Deacon Goodman, but because they are particu- larly connected with my story. In this errand of mere' the Good Deacon caught a very serious cold; it affected bis throat. ' and his nose, and even bid lungs; and , gavo to his voice a tone not unlike to that ' of the lowest note of a cracked bass-viol lt .. ... ., i i i ! alternating with the : sb nek of a clarionet powerfully but unskillfully blown. On oaittruay uxuuuig ue u.iiuu uia icut iu hot water; drank copiously of hot balm tea; went to bed aud said ho felt comfor table. 'Now Deacon,' said Mrs. Good man, 'you are dreadful hoarse; you won't sing to-morrow, will you?' 'Singing is praying and ' ho dropped asleep. Anu sure enough he aia -sing to-monow, it ) if and it surpassed all that had gono before, i as ho wns j,e always said nothing when he 'This is tho last of it,' said the choir lead- iaj nothing to say. 'Von say truly,' con er, 'I have done.' In tbe afternoon the tinned the minister, 'that singing is praying.' choir was vacant, souio of the singers ab sent and others scattered about in the pews. The mini.-ter read three verses of a psalm; and then observed, 'the dioir being absent, singing must ncccanly be omitted.' But Deacon Goodman saw no such necessity. He arose aud sung the three verses himself! 'Uc slopped six times to sneeze; and blew bis nose between the verses by way of symphony 1 The next day be was sick abetl. A parish meeting was hastily called, and a resolu tion unanimously passed that, 'Whereas tbe solemnity and decorum of public worship depend much on the character of the music: resolved, 'that hereafter no person shall sing in meeting, in this pa rish without tbe approbation of the choir.' Bather a stringent measure; but what could they do? Tho minister called on Deacon Goodman, and handed him the 1..itA lln .... r. 1 i f rtt'nr f 1 rn n f intna j I UcUlllUUIl. ill! iu -'' v. ! lie then calmly folded up the paper, and handed it back to the minister. 'This is ; a free, country yet, I hope. I shall sing in meeting? lie said those very words! Ho was dreadfully 'set in his ways.' 'Then, Deacon, said tho minister, 'T have a most painful duty to perform. I I am iustructed to tell you, that your con urctiou wjth tho society must cohe.' The Deacon here started from his seat. Had the full moon split into four pieces and danced a quadrille in the heavens; Orion singing, and the Northern bear growling bass, he could not have been more as tounded. He was silent. Emotion aftcr emotion rolled over bis heaving spirit. 'At length tears came to bis relief,' as they say in the novels. He spoke, but almost inarticulately. 'I know that I am a poor unworthy creature, but I hopo they will take me in somewhere.' The miniter wept himself. How could he help it? The Deacon's cold was nearly cured; and about an hour after the inter view, he waa seen mounted on old Mag, heading due North. Four miles in that direction lived tbe worthy minister of an other parish. Tbe Deacon found hint iu bis study, where also was his daughter copying muiic. She was a proficient in the art, and played the organ in her fath er's church. She had heard of the Dea con's musical troubles, and had also heard him sing. 'Sir,' said he to the minister, 'there has been a little difficulty in our parish, which makes me feci it my duty to withdraw; and I have come to ask the privilege of uniting with yours.' (At this moment the young lady vanished from the room.) '1 much regret the difficulty in your parish, uhich makes me feel it mydutv to withdraw, and I have come to ask the privi- lege of joining yours.' At this the reverend ! gentleman looked ass if he was very much i surprised. 'Is it possible said he; 'well, Dea- I con, though an ill wind for them, it is a good j one for for it ha3 Wown hilher XVu sllttII Le m0st happy to receive V0Uf especial. , iy as 0ur choir leader has followed the inul- ' titude and gone West- We have been look- ing about lor a competent man to take hta ' place. Our singers are all young and di5- , den, aml each ,,e is huh to the lead. V enar tlml -j0" Sln lhe mosl difficult nw- j 4Uri. ., v hy, mercy upon you,' said the Deacon, : I don,t know one Rote from anothepi know lImt sntrncr s praying, and I sing hi ; meeting as I pray m meeting. ' 'Excuse me, my friend, replied the minis ter, 'it is your modesty that now speaks; you do understand music, you must understand music, or you could never sing Mozart with proper expression; and did not you sing that most beautiful solo, which is worthy of an angel's car and voiceT Now this was all , Greek the Deacon, ami lik n smihln rr,n Iut to those who. know nothing of mudic, it is nmvmg in an unknown tongue, and I am sure that you are not Papist enough to np prove of that ; music is a language, and Iiko I be ol.c NYhen lhe (,euf and (mnb Ql . tempt t0 gpeilk our common language they mako strange noise?, andstill worse noises do we make when without the musical ear or the musical voice, we attempt to sing.' Thus sensibly did that good minister speak. The Deacon was a good deal 'stuck upv though set in his way, he was not a fool, and. only needed to be touched in the right place, 'It never appeared to me in that light before, ; said the Deacon thoughtfully. And yet, my friend, it is the true light? paid the minister. 'And now do let mo givo you a word of advice. 'Go home, and take your own seat on Sunday, and . never again attempt to sing in meeting. Fur if your heart is right, your ear is untuned, and your voice, though kind, is anything but musical.' The Deacon 'said nothing but thought tho more.' He mounted old Mag. The angel of reflection came down and sat upon her mane, ami looked him full in the facts. . Reader, d ies tint seem incongruous 1 Id tho old mare's mane an impioper seat for an angel! I am afraid you are proud. Who, once rode on an ass! The DeacQU passed a point InJhc road where on one side was a sturdy oak j that had been blown over by a fffufc - i m;rt !; iu'imi ii unit? uiiMciiiiv in mir