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"' ' r : T ., , , : , , , 444 -1. t, ,.tf , t- ., ..- .,--Yyf-t . , , n,; ",. ,..,;;,;, 1 i 1 ;t ' V' - ' -j . nicral Intclliscnc. ; x;-v;?s l.-vPleefilg iom-nal, Ickiefo to' $raencan -Jiat&, -1 wr t i'.'Iiiii'ii .) -1 . T, ' feOB WINTS'S POETTJNE : . ' ' ' " OR ' ' ' 'THE CLIP PES AND THE FRIGATE. 1. VOL. SLUMBER, 35. J ...,-J j1 7t . . .... '.- i. T. .. .... -. BY DUNCAN M CLEAN. Sail ho !" shouted Bob Winter, from the royal-masthead of a IT. S. fony gum frigate, while crossing the soulh-eas) trade., bound round the Horn. " Where away 1" demanded the first lieutenant. " Thre points on the lee-quarter, sir her, upper sails just above water." Very well," replied the first luff, and turning to the captain, who had just come ,on deck remarked that the Bail reported ,had probably . been passed during the .night. . Half an hour later Bob again sung ,out, and said he thought the vessel was just coming up with the frigate. . " Impossible 1" remarked Capt. Brag, " we are going nine knots, and no vea .sel afloat was ever known. to go more up on a bowline. The sun, I suppose, as he rises gives a belter view of her, and makes that fellow think she's coining up with us." Now Capt. Bragg sincerely believed ;that all the stories about clippers going .fifteen or eighteen knots were infernal lies. He had had been in the smartest frigates that ever swam, and he never knew one of them to go more than thirteen knots, ,ven iu a hurricane. It is a shin, I think," shouted .Bob from the masthead, " I can see half way .down net top gallant sails. ' Don't believe it !" bellowed the cap ,tain, 'vcome down. Quutermaster, take a glass and see what you can make out of that craft." The quartermaster, after looking at her ten minutes through the glass, reported turn ene was a snip stanmug me same ,way as the frigate, and was gaining upon ier tast.- Alhough past the prime of life Capt Bragg mounted the rigging himself, and was soon convinced that the stranger was xoming up with him rapidly. Hushed .with excitement, he descended and order ed the log to be hove ; the frigate was ro ported going nine knots good. -, " Mr. Smith," said the captain, addres sing tke first luff, the ship is out of trim, call the hands up, and have the anchors taken off the bows, and stowed one on .each side of the mainmast. This will ,ase her forward;. I see she pilches and loses way. ( - The anchors were brought aft as order ,ed, and Again the log was hove ; she went half a knot faster; but still the traoger was rising like a cloud out of the water. Her royal and lop-gallant sails could be seen from the ' frigate's deck. " i' , ''Mr. Smith," again said the captain, 'our topsails are thin, the wind blows through them; we must shift them, but keep the others aloft till the last minute. j - " . " see if that fellow will come up with us." ; ' The yards were kept mastheaded, and the other sails were all ready to bring to, ' when at the orders, "Cut adrift take to, tend away," the topsail sank abaft the Hew sails on deck, and the others were bent in ft minute, .and set flat as boards. 'Again the1 log was hove ;' She was going i i! ... rii . i nine anois nve lamoms. We'll do it yot," said Capt. Bratr, ev - idently pleased at the increase of speed ; f now bring the nie-engtne up and wet the sails. V She went ten, knots, but still the stran ger rose, her. topsails were squaae with ihe water. , ' Thia will never do," said the captain, " must not allow that fellow to pass us. Pipe the hammocks down and make all hand, turn in, but a quarter watch. This ill L t . . twiu uiHio nor jju BDomer unoi; oui sne 'it r. What have I done,' exclaimed Capt.' Brag that -1 should live to be beaten by such a basket ! She's nothing but a bas ket, you can see daylight peering through the creel every time she rises. The man who built her, the man who owns her, and the fool , who commands her ought all to be indicted lor man slaughter mur der. She must go to Davy Jones the first gale : she's all gingerbread work. ike a Mississippi steamei. If the frigate were as loose in the joints she wonlu sal! Pour Bob had been falsely arrested as a deserter in New York, and knew that be would never be pei mined to leave the frigate until she was paid off at the end of four years. When he saw tho clipper range alongside, his heart bounded with hope ; lie thought he might drop over board nnperceived, and stand a chance of reaching the clipper's rudder, and hang ing on. but remembered that, unlike a man of war she had no rudder-ropes ; and also, that it would be almost impos- twice as fast. I see it all, the thing is sible to drop overboard without being pegged together like a Yankee shoe, arid seen, as the officer's were ranged along the Works like a spring wagon, bhe s not a frigate s gangway and quarter, facing the ship ; she's u coffin, a confounded coffin, crew of the Flying Cloud, so he stole a- I wish she would sink smash, blow up, loft and decided upon another plan. The go to blazes go anywhere but ahead of officers and men of both vessels were too me !" , intent, watching the progress of their The Clippera beautiful vessel of fifteen respective vessels, to look aloft, and be- hundred tons register, with courses, top- sides, the staysails concealed the lee head sails, top gallant sails, royals, both jibs, yardarms of the frigate from the view of foretopmast-stay-sail and spanker set, was the officers. now square with the frigate, full two miles Bob made a rope fast lo the frigate's dead to windward. Up went the stars lee-forelonsail arm. brought the end down and stripes to her mizzen-peak, and from on the foreyards, made a standing bow tlie main was proudly thrown to the line knot in it, placing the bight under breeze her broad burgee, emblazoned his arm, and stood readv for a swing, the with her name Fiving Cloud 1 It was first favorable chance. At first, the ves- glorious to behold how majestically she sels were too far apart ; but Captain Brag crossed the rolling sea, clear and clear., became savage, swore he would up helm without, throwing a spray aloft, not a rip and run the Clipper down, if she did not pie appeared to play around her cutwater; leave. Up went the helm and oft flew the proud ocean felt her presence and bow- the frigate, almost grazing the Clipper's ed obeisance to her matchless speed. head yards, and Bob swung ; but unfor- The frigate did not recognise the clip- innately a few turns in the rope wound him round and round, and he bounded back on board the frigate. 'Hard up, shouted Captain U., to avoid the threatoned collision, and obedi- per s courtesy by snowing her colors in return, thougli .it was her duly to show her colors first, whereupon tho .clipper lowered and hoisted ber ensign three times, took in her royals and flying jib, ent lo her helm, off she went hauled Die mainsail up, squared tbe alter- 'fhere wa8 not a 8econd to spare. Des- yards, and bore down upon the frigate, perate an(j excited. Bob dashed his heels wiiii mo iHiciniuii ui opcatt.uig uer. lnto tDe Dejiy 0I tne rigate'S topsail, vapiain urag loameu ai ine mourn, Francisco. The Flying Cloud was then at Hong Kong, having crossed the Pacif ic Ocean in thirty six days, another un equalled passage. Let us now tell the storv of Bob Win ter for he is our hero. In tho month of June, n boy about six years of age was sitting on the door step of a wooden shanty, on the outskirts of the five points, New York, playing with a kitten. He had been crying the tears still lingered on his cheeks and often he looked westward, and every time he looked, his little heart was stangely agi tatatcd. That morning his mother's re mains were carried away in a "city shell" for interment. He could not realizo that she was dead, but thought she had gone out washing and would return at dinner time to give him something to eat. Din ner time came and passed, he was hungry but no one asked him to cat. lie rose and tried to enter the house, the door was locked, so he sal upon the step, and in the lulls of crying tried to amuse himself with a playful kitten that was purring near him. . , : "Boy," said a middle-aged gentleman, who had been watching him some time, Jwhere do you intend to sleep to-night ?" "With my mother, sir, when she comes heme. Site's been naughty to stay so long I'm so hungry." 'Poor child," mused Mr. Richards, the owner of the shanty, "he does not know that his mother is dead; but he aod the growth of the town. Banks and corporations, intended for the public good, have their favorites, and are. partial in the distribution of favor. Families perse cute and envy each other. Individuals slander their betters. Persons of low origin put on airs, and falsely pretend to be more than they are. Cheating and misrepresentation are the oider of the day generally. In politics there is very Hue patriotism o.-love of country, while demagogues seek to mislead and build up their own fortunes at the hazard of ruin- the country. In religion there bounded half way along the clipper' foretopsail, and would have swung back again, but was mosuoriunateiy prcventeu by the foretop-bowline. He grabbed it for dear life, let slip the bowline from under his arms, and bring by the hands hffi)ra the dinner's tonsail. He could ope was vain; down camo the clipper, easiiy lttVe rea(..hed the foreyard bv the eeling gently from side to side, her head .VP!,,ilfir leanh f,f the tcnsnil. hut now all sails becalmed, and her foresail shaking eye8 wero diverted forward and aloft, and for ihe head-yards remained braced up to ijave done so. would have placed him swearing all the oatns mat he could re, member, and as if driven to desperation, ordered the pennant to be hoisted at the main, and the ensign at the mizzen peak, hoping the clipper would haul her wind again and pass without speaking. The I will I know What 48 much as to say, " It is a matter of no consequence how my sails are Dimmed, can run you out of sight with half my canvas furled. The frigate iu addition to all plain sail, was carrying a main royal, top-gallant. middle, main-topmast, and mizzen top mast staysails, and was going clean pull at tho rate of eleven knots, throwing the spray half way up Ihe mainsail. She was doing we,l no ship of her model could have been made to do better, but yet she was beaten. Gradually bounded the I lying Cloud before the breeze, net white sails throwing a cloudline shadow before her, overspreading the frigate as kt g0 ili8 trains woud be dashed out on i .i .i. " she crossed the stern. What do you goes faster now than I ever knew her go' jaelore oy tue winu. Whflll nil the men WrA in then- ham ocks, she went ten knots two fathoms, ut even then did not appear to hold her wn.,- i . :.;....! "Pipe the hammocks up again, and ake all hands carry short fore and aft," rdered the captain, "and see what this vtll do.' 'That fellow is either the evi p let loose, or the ' Flying Duchman." in his heart he hoped it was not the r ly The frigate lost half a knot by the ham hocks being piped down' again. Water utts were siung in the hatchways, the " LLTfi. St . uns were sniuea in an directions, the Mkstayt ana rigging were slaokehed tut though she went faster, still the stran iif came tip hand Over hand; and worse lan all. if she. continued; she would Mickly cross the frigates wate, and pass the windward of her. The thought, lough, bf sich a beat almost drove old Jour crazy. The , sails . were set like Tads, every yard was trimmed to a hair err Uck and sheot' in place, and tb xie was going eleven1 knots : but a i valh.'the clipper was hull out, had cross 1 the FrigWs wake at !a'n angle of thirty 'grees,; and' would pass ,hr, 'fifty, two lies W winuwara. , full in view ; the frigate would have de manded him, and a severe flogging would have been ihe consequence. He seized two reef-points, one iu each hand, and hung fur a moment undecided how he could escape observation ; he was not sure that the points would hold his u eight for they were only sowed in the eyelet holes, and might .draw through. What to do was to him a vital question, lie could not hold on five minutes ; his arms ached already with his weight ; to ease them he held on with his teeth, and tried to knot two points together, that he might rest in the bight, but all in vain. 11 he want," demanded Captaiii Brag, " that you have run off your course ? Are you sinking ?" To give you the news," replied Cap the forecastle. Casting a longing glance to leeward, he at last deoieed to try and spring from point to point, till he reached the bunthues amidships. He succeeded, but the buntlines were not fast on deck, tain C, throwing a paper on board theM and . consequently he, could not lower ",6d" himselt bv them, lie felt it almost im Pass on if you're not in distress. I possible to reach the leeleach of the sail, don't want your news." but this was his only hope. Nervous Brace up the after yards, ordered and savage by turns he braced himself to Uoptain U., and went lo the wheel him- the task, and dashed along the points selt to bring Ins ship by the wind to I hand over hand, apparently reckles eeward of the frigate. It was accomplish- whether he held on or fell. He grasped the ed in hne style, bide by side the ves- lee foretop-bowline with convulsive ener sels kept their way, the clipper's sails gv, he was safe ! The next second he partly becalmed by those of the frigate ; was crawling along the yard, toward ihe but tne cupper, though uer mainsail, slings, hid Irom view royals and flying-jib were all in, held The frigate had again hauled her wind, her own, and sometimes ranged ahead. and so had tbe clipper, occasionally back INow, said Captain U., jumping in log her inizzen-topsail to prevent ranging to the quarter-boat, " what does Captain ahead. Captain C, having tormented lirag think ol clipper sailing I ' Captain Brag till he beat a retreat into the "When did you leave Mew York II cabin, set tbe clipper s mainsail, roya " On the first instant, crossed the equa- and flying-jib, and passed the frigate in tor seventeen days out, and have beaten beautiful stile. The moment she emerg you htteen days already, and will beat ed Irom the lrigaie s lee, she sprang a you twenty days more before you reach head, going at tbe rate of fifteen knots San Francisco." and leaving a wake straight as .an arrow "It's a dueced lie, you did not leave on Un le88 lnin an hour, she had crossed the ihe first. It's imnossible. we have had mgate s bow and was a mile and a hall pood winds, and have marla a irond naa- dead to the windward, then hauled her sage so far, you could not have beaten me so much ! ... "Look at the date of the paper I threw on board, and look at the date of this. and this also," -throwing two more on board. .. . ,. . .. That thing of yours is a trap she works like a basket, and leaks like a sieve main sail up, backed the main and miz zen-topsails until the frigate came in range when once more she kept before the wind and crossed the frigate's stern, saluting old Brag at the same noie, braced up the after-yards, luffed alongside; set the mam and away she went, ahead and to sail, and away windward, having descrided a circumben -she wont hold together off the Horn dibus around tha frigale- That "en'g I'll nortrnii.n(rn ulnnir. I ,in'i before sunset, the frigate was hull down r i ' o- -;p- I .... , . , any more of your slang.". Wrong again, old Brag. My ship is as strong as youis, never leaks enough to keep her sweet, and will beat you out of sight with haulier sails furled. I'll go just ; when I pleaso,' and you can't help yourself. I'm going to describe a circle around you before we part company, to tako the self-conceit out of you." Old Brag swore that ho would sink her if she did not qlear.oui , 'ant while he pacing .the- quarter-deck, foaming and swearing,; We . will talie it look it Bob Winter, who has" just crawled albn the fP.refy nd s now tit (he foretop. " astern and to leeward. Bob all this time was stowed awayin by the slings of the foreyard, ' and did not make his appearance tilt the next morn inf.; After hearing the story, Captain C was very kind to him,' and when the ship arrived at San Francisoo, gave him clothe, aud money enough td carry him' to 'the mines, xne Hying Cloud made the pas sage irom flew" York to; San f rancisco In eight)': nine lay, s, passage 'which re mains to this day unrivalled, I The frig ate touched at Valparaiso, ' where she w mained a week, but was one hundred and forty .days at tea before .he reached San must not be left hero to perish, take him home with me, though Mrs. llichards will be displeased is your name T "Bob Winter, and I'm six years old." "Well, Bob, will you come home with me? Your pool. mother's dead, she'll never come back." , . "Never ?". said the boy, looking him full in the face for a moment, and then bursting into tears ; ''never come bak dead never come back ?" And he sunk upon the ground. Mr Richards took him in his arms, and put him in his carriage, which was near the corner of the shanty. Mrs. Richards disliked poor people, because her hus band took so much interest in them,and well to might, for he bad made a large fortune out of the poor by renting them tenements; but Mrs. Richards,- though very genteel, was a mother, and had a mothers feelings. She frowned when Mr. Richards brought the boy home ; but his tears softened ler heart, and she ordered the servants to be kind to him. She had two chil dren, a boy and a girl, both younger than Bob, and as they advanced in years, she was very careful that ihey. ehould not peak to Bob, who lived with the domes tics, and assisted them by running errands. Ie went to public school and scraped up little learning, but was not bright, though very thoughtful and proud. When he comprehended Mrs, Richards' orders to keep her children from him, he would cross the street rather than meet them. When fourteen, he heard Mrs. Richards ask her husband what he intended lo do with him. . 'My dear," replied Mr. Richards, "he too young to shift for himself, and am sure he has fairly earned all we ... i i have given him ; he is very respecttui, and the servants say honest and obedient If he were only a little brighter, I would take mm in my counting-room I suppose you would, and in the course ot eight or ten years more, give htm Emily for a wife. This is the old fashioned way of making petty love stories." . ; 'Marriages, my dear, are made in Heaven, otherwise, vou and I would never have come together." , , " W hat do you mean; sir I rm as goou at you, sir s '' Mean, my love, that you re an angei, and that you are too good for me,. None of vonr leli-handed compu ments ; I say that boy must be provided for elsewhete, the children are growing verv fond of him. and thongh he tells them not to speak. to him, because by doing so they will displease me, yet they wont take no for an answer, but go in me kitchen after him. "I'll see," said Mrv Richards, who di liked family jurs, "what I can do to-mor row..', x, ' But when to-morrow came, Uob was Btowed away on board of a vessel bound to Canton. He was a nretiv boy, fair- haired and full-faced, with a good healthy color in his cheeks. When he cravieti from his hidint? nlace.'the captain, who was the redoubled Bob Waterman, look ed savage eneugh to nim milk sour ; but casting uis eyes aiuu, mm seeing w' wuu fresh and fair, instead or pouring out vollv of Imprecations, he simply said ; " Come here, and tell me who you are!' Whe,n he had finished, . Bob said, "Very well, stick bv me aiid I'll make a man of TVll, u.w n mi u , i . --Sir t!' 's"! .."",sv w "Take this boy arid rig him but of the alopebeat, and then mesa lum along wun tpe other, boys. Bob "went. 'several voysges lo'Sdutl America and China with Captain Water man,' who took great interest in him, and finally made him chief mate. At the end of every voyage, Bob called on Mr. Rich ards, bringing some presents to George and Emily, but was never invited to en ter the parlor. Mrs. Richards was glad lo hear that he was doing well, and "hoped he would continue to behave himself." A great party was given by Messers. Howland and Aspinwall, in honor of Cap: lain Watermin, who had made the shor test voyage on record from New York lo China and back in the famous ship Sea Witch. Among the guests were Mr. Richards and his family, When Captain Waterman entered, Mr. " Aspinwall led him into the middle of the drawing room and by way of a general introduction said: "Ladies and gentlemen, I have the pleasure of introducing to you Captain Robert Waterman, who, I am proud to say, is every inch a sailor and a gentle man, and who has made in the clipper ship Sea Witch, the quickest passage on record." "Ladies and gentlemen," replied Cap tain Waterman, "here s my chief mate, Mr. Winter, Bob Winter, a marline-spike ol my own pointing, who. is entitled to two-thirds of the credit. As you see, he is me oest looKing leuow in tbe room, and I can add,' he's just as good as he looks. Come here, young ladies, and I'll introduce you. to htm personally." Emily Richards was nearest, and tbe captain eyeing her said, "come here, and see if I can't strike a match between you and Bob." Mrs. Richards was red with rage ; but what could she do 1 Bob Waterman was privileged character; and to restrain her daughter under the circumstances. would subject her to the sneers of all pre sent, so she let Emily go. "We are old friends," said Emily lo Captain Waterman, "Mr. Winter and I ave summered and wintered in the same bouse many years." bhe was pleased beyond expression to see Bob so favora bly noticed in such distinguished society, for Bhe had long loved him. They were frequently together during the evening, nd belore parting : had avowed eternal ove to each other. At this time, Commander Crout, of the U. S. N., a gentleman connected with one of the first families of Virginia, was aying his addresses to Lmily, with the pprohalion of her mother. Crout dis covered (he attachment of Emily to Bob, anu nad me latter arrested and and placed on board the frigate, which was comman ded by his uncle, Captain Brag. ttob soon accumulated a fortune in California, returned privately to New York, and made arrangements with Emily and her brother lo have a joke at Crout s expense. .The day of Crout's marriage with Emily arrived, and the relatives of both families proceeded to church to wit ness the important ceremony. The bene diction was pronounced, and Crout was turning to his lovely bride lo salute her with a kiss, when down fell the dress, off went the bonnet, and George stood be fore them all, exclaiming : . . "bold l Emily's been spliced to Bob Winter more than a week I Sour grapes, aint she?" ' 1 , Crout swore, Mrs. Richards screamed, the relatives looked bewildered ; but Mr. Richards, though annoyed, was not dis pleased. He liked Bob. and when Mrs. Kichards learned that he was rich, she too was reconciled. '' Mr. Crout sent Winter, a' challenge. but Bob gave the . fellow who bi ought it a sound thrashing, and he was not again troubled. ing is more hypocrisy than grace, and tbe big gest 8conndreji living, crowd into the church, with a view to hide their rascally designs and more effectually to serve the Devil In a word, rascality abounds a- mong all classes, and in all countries. The devil is stalking abroad in open day light, without the precaution to undress himself ! and if the present generation of men could see themselves in (he Gospel Glass, they are as black as bell ! Eascality Abounding. : ; ' Under this caption Parson Brownlow, of the Knoxville Whig launches forth a terrible philippic against all the wotld and the rest of mankind. . Hear him : "The Gospel is preached to the people regularly,' all over our country religious papers and magazines are circulated in our i lamiues, and many valuable per- sons set good examples before the world but notwithstanding all this, and mom observation teaches us that rascality bounds in all classes of society. : Petty then, are daily committed such as rob- bing money drawers, stealing clothes and drygoods, chickens, ducks, corn snd other eatables. Strolling vagabonds, dealing in counierleit money- and diseased horses are ill over 'the country. j Gamblers, traveling and local, and resident rogues, are on tho alert. -Pious villians. with faces as sanctified as ' the moral law, are keeping false aocounts, and 'swearing to them for the sake of gain. -Whisky shops are selling ' by the small, in violation of the law.. . Drug stores are training up drunkards in high . life, and affording fa cility for Sabbath drinking which can.be had nowhere else. The rich are bppres- sing the poor, and the poor are content to live in rags 'and idmest. - Country -deal era mi iprpduoa come j to town and :eact two prices for all they, have to sell, and owners ot real estate jn, town are ' asking A Sad Wedding. After publishing the marriage of Mr Adam Tate, of Chicago, to Miss Jennetie Pettigrew, late of Scotland, the Chicago Tribune adds : "There is a bit of romance, sad enough in Us character, connected with this. an nouncement, which the parties will lor- give us for i elating : bix young scotch men- of this city, worthy men nil, who had.left tbeir plighted faith and lasses be hind them when they sought contentment and fortune on our shores, united for the purpose of sending for those to whom their troth was plighted. Tbey were to, and did come out together. For mutual protection and society, they took passage in the same vessel. Tbe perilous ocean voyage was made without accident, and the party a merry and happy party- arrived safely to Quebec, where they took passage on the Montreal. Our rea ders know, and have lamented tbe fate that overtook that ill-fated steamer, and her hundreds of passengers. When she burned, of the six trusting and generous girls. Miss Pettegrew was the only one saved. Her five companions found either firey or watery graves. Miss P. was res cued, she knows not how or by whom. Taken up for drowned, the struggle be tween life and death was long and doubt ful but at last decided in favor of the for mer. The kind hearted at Montreal earned her history, and admired her modest worth. By them, for she had osl everything but herself, her immedi ale necessities were supplied, and in a few days with their blessings and prayers, she continued her journey hither. A few of the five young men, who beside the now happy husband, had precious freight on that steamer, attended the wedding on Tuesday last. How sad that festive gathering was how the shadow of the fearful past dimmed the brightness of tho present, who that has not felt the des troyer's touch, can tell ? A Cheerful Heart. I once heard a young lady say to an individual : 'Your countenance to me is like the shining sun, for it always gladdens me with a cheerlul talk. . A merry or cheerlul countenance was one of the things which Jeremy Taylor said his enemies and per secutors could not lake away from him. There was some persons who spend their lives in this world ' as ihey would spend their time shut up in a dungeon. Every thing is made gloomy and forbidding. They go mourning and complaining from day to day, that they have so little, and are Constantly anxious lest what little they have, should escape out of their hands. They look always upon the dark side, and can never enjoy the good that is to come. - Ibis is not religion. Religion makes the heart cheerful, and when its large and benevolent princ iples are exer cised, men - will be happy in spite of themselves.' ' " ! The industrious bee does not stop to complain that there are so many poison ous flowers and thorny branches in his road, but buzzes on selecting the honey where he can find it, and passing quick ly by -the places where it is not.- There is enough in this world to complain about and find fault with, if men have the dis position. We often travel on hard and uneven road, but with a cheerful spirit and a heart to praise God for his mercies, we may walk thereon with great comfort and come to the end of our journey in peace. . t ! . - i-; jVvi- .a our earthly hie. exacting, quickening strengthening. But we are still too weak, ' too earthly, to hold them fast in their en tire purity and clearness. 1 here is some-' . thing ever within us that strives 'against them; and from without, the want of love the injustice and hatred of other men ever anew and awaken selfish im pulses in our soul. Our love is not yet1 perfect ; and so there ever remains in: our heart the remains of selfish fear and sorrow." - I We give also an extract from' a sermon by the celebrated Mr. Spurgeon of ton- . don. It is characteristic of his general- style and manner. 1 Mr. S. is one of the most remarkable pulpit orators of the age. i i.!t;J Night is the season of terror and alarnv to most men. Have you never stood by' the seaside at night and heard the peb bles sing I Or have you never risen .from your couch,' and thrown up the window ' of your chamber and there : Listened to what? Silence, save now and then a murmuring sound, which seems sweet mu sic then. And have you not fancied that you heard the haip of God playing in heaven I Did you not conceive that yon stars, that those eyes of God, looking down on yw, were also mouths of 'song that every star was singing God's glory as it shone I We need not; much poetry in our spirit to catch ,the song of night, and bear the spheres an they chant praises,- which are loud to - the heart, though ihey may be silent to the ear. Many songs we hear our fellow , crea tures singing in the streets will not do losing by and by; I guess they will sing different kind of tune soon. ,They can sing now a days any rollicking drinking songs, but they will not sing them when they come to die ; they are not exactly the songs with which to cross .Jordan's billows. It will not do to enter heaven singing one of those unchaste, unholy sonnets. No, but the Christian will not have to leave off his song ; he may keep forever. . ; - - on singing it The Trovblesosk Neighbor A few years ago, a poor mechanic, of a very quarrelsome disposition, settled near a Chiristian farmer, whose frie'nds express-' ed to him their sympathy in the annoyance he was hkely to receive. ' Never mind," said the old man I have n?ver yet quarrelled with a ueighbor and I am too old to begin now," . Six months passed, and then began a series of petty annoyances, which the far mer 'bore uncomplainingly ; but this only irritated his neighbor the more ; until meeting the farmer one day, in tlie height of passion he poured upon him a torrent of insult and abuse. " , . "Friend," said the old farmer gently, "no man under the influence of passion can reason clearly ; come to me 'calmly, and we will discuss your grievances ;" The angry mac raised his clenched. hand, to strike him but was restrained by. some,' unseen influence, and both went their way.' '; - ' About a week, after the mechanie was passing the farmer's house with a load. of gram. . n was at tne tool oi a bin, ana, the load was heavy. He coaxed threat ened, and beat his oxen, but alt to ho pur pose. He must leave his load or ask aid' of the man he injured. . Presendy he sawt the farmer unhitch his oxe.i from a load.i of hay and Come .toward him. , With, kindly words the farmer pi offered his as-' ilafaMi.ii Armnf Itim ' iafpltf in' i li nilrtimf fcjt Dia.aiiLU u v ii .i.ih J ... u. . , and without waitinc for thanks de Darted i as he cime. Here js a . simple act,. but mighty its influence.. The mechanic,. was. humble, acknowledged the purity and power, of that religion could 'bear and forbear,' and has since 'that time never willingly provoked his friend.' ! r u'i I'.i ElocjCent Passages.-The following passage is from a sermon that was some time since delivered by Professor Millar, of Halle. . It is very beautiful : 1 i - : ''Perfect love will, here on earth, never have an unchangeable home in our heart but only sometimes, come to us. 'a trans ient visitor., -These are only inspired mo- ments when our soul Is all devotion, and 'self-denial and 'elf-sacrifice- ;' when-' we are ready 16 live' for neighbors even! if tbey, with coldness ana enmityi turn a- ... i. 'i .. -J i ' l 1 way from u'r.1' single beams bf heavenly Kuble rate, W the injury 6f the business light they which fall into the da. k of Can Doo be a Boarder! A, quees, suit came before Justice Hoiungton yes. terdav. A year ago, last winter, uicnaei Rourk, who had been in the employ ' of the United States Government, under the direction ot Uol. Graham, was dischar ged, and soon after emplycd by Col,, Gra, bam to take care ol the uovernmsnt dredge boat. " A slidrt 'time after Rourkf look charge of the boat he complained to' Col. Graham, that the; "dock thieves', were plundering it pf email, articles J and , iIia riiitntiAl n)ftnmm,niTarl liim In i?Af ,UW flVIIUI . VWWM. ...W UVVW .UU, I.V KV- ' J.-1 ' TO-...!.', - j: 1" ""J services of a yellow Cur.'" After 'Rourk1 was disraipsed he presented a bill lo Col. Graham, foj sevenly-eighti weeks', board of the dog, at fifty cents per week, mak, ing , the round sum of 39. v This the; Colonel refused to payY whereupon Rourk sued him belore Justice Iloisington, . and -obtained a judgment for die amount claim- ed. The caaa will be appealed, is a mat-. any, being against toe government anu. not its Bgent. Chicago Journal. ' ; " . fe' ' rUnjf JUllllg ? CllllUIHClf, VI UUlll had party and.suppetat the hotel at juoUi- el, and became so elated that a clergyman was sent for and four couple were muv "right off the rrH"