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. i . . IF IAID. 15 ADYASCE. L l..:JiT!:J .J. Z,RAKANj ' Editof and Proprietor. The Father'! Choice. 1 " . It' was a cold winter's nigbi, end the Winds, whistled, through the bare limbs the giant trees tfjat lined the wall. TLe ground was covered with enow, on whose surface the light fell with dauling splendor, studding the ground with bril liant diamonds. - As-the old South clock .'struct; nine. a young, man wrapped in his . cloak sought the shade of the Urge trees in the park, from whence lie Watched the coming of numerous carriage loads ol gaily dressed people of both sexes, who entered one of the prinfcely houses on Beacon street. Through the richly stained lass windows, the gorgeous light issued in a steady, flood, accompanied by the thrilling tone of musio from a full band i the house illumined at every point, seem crowded with gay and happy spirits. , The stranger still contemplated the scene his cloak which had .enveloped the lower part of his features, had fallen, discover ing a face of manly beauty, a full dark - eye, with arching brows, ad shoit curl- ing hair, as black as the raven's plnmage, setting off to great advantage his Grecian aijle of feature a becoming moustache curled shout his mouth, giving a decided classio appesrance to his whole face. The naval button on his cap, showed that he belonged to that class of our national de fence. Shall I enter said he thoughtfully, to himself, ;and feast myself on charm I never can possess f Hard fate, that I should be bound to the iron chains of pov . erty yei I am a man, and have a soul as , noble as the best of them. We will see, and crossing over to the gay scene he en- tered the ball room. He cast off his over- r shoes, handed kia coat and cloak to the servant, and unannounced rnimgled with the beauty and fashion that thronged the room. Gradually he made his way among the crowd, in whose center stood a bright and beautiful being, the queen in lovliness of that brilliant assembly, . The bloods of the west end flocked around her, seek inr for an approving glance from those dreamy blue eyes ; half abstracted, Bbe answered or spoke on the topics or con venation without ; apparrent interest. Suddenly, she started, blushed deeply, , dropped a half courtesy in token of rec oirnitioato some one without the croup Uereyes no longer languid, beamed with animation, and as our naval friend enter 'i d the group about hsr, she laid her tiny white hand in his saying : . Welcome, Ferris, we had feared that your sailing orders bad taken you to sea wis bleak weather. We should not have lifted anchor with . ' out first pay ins tribute to our queen, was the callanl reply. . i - A titter ran through tho circle of ex clusive at his appearance, but when the .. lady appeared pleased there was room for complaint. , ' "The gay scenes of night wore on.' n Several Umea. had rerria Havard com '. pletely put at. fault the shallow .brained ., fops around him, placing them in anything but an enviable light. . . , . , c : ' Ferris Gavard was a Lieutenant in the - navy and depended entirely on his pay as an omcer to support a widowed moth' er and young sister, to both of whom he ''Was devotedly attached. " His father was : a self made man, had once been a success ful merchant, who sailed and freighted -: some of the: heaviest tonned vsssels that .left .Boston but misfortune and siokness . overtook him, and he sunk into the grave, . ; leaving his only son to protect bis moth ' erand 'sister from the wants and ills of "life. v'-- - ' Ferris had enjoyed a liberal education, nd having entered the navy, a midship man had reached a lieutenancy by reason of his Superior acquirements 'and 'good conduct. Hie prolesilou led him to al !rts of the world, and he had carefully mproved his advantages, eftnstrained' by reason of bis limited means, to the pruo (ice of the most rigid economy. -. Ha met with the only daughter of Har , ris H .one of the wealthy citizens of ; Boston, at a lote given on board the ship to which he belonged, and bad become immediately enamored with her, but he . well knew in hie own heart the difference in their fortunes formed a barrier to hie ' withes. He bad been a cautual visitor ; for several months eubsequent to the time - our story commences, at the bouse of the 'KM family. ' ' 1 . - I must think of her no more, said Far- : rie to himself; if I am jeered at by any ., mends,; for-; offering common civilities. . with, what contempt would ber austere parents receive a proportion for her hand ! from oue so boor end unknown, " ; Harry H-r was Indeed stern old "tnsd. and yethe was said to be kind to ' the poor, giving freelr of his bounty to -io the Relief of the needy. r Still he was a strange man, he seldom spoke to ;thoe about him,' yet he evinced the warmest love for but child r and Annie, too, loved .'iherJatW With a ardent affection... His delight was to pour ovsc hie' . library, liv tPj, M it were, la the oomp any of the old u m ; i-Mctftlg: Journal; philosopher. Oa several occasions when Ferris was at his house, and engaged in conversation with Annie, he observed the old man's eye bent sternly upon him, when his heart would sink within him, and he would awake to s reality of his situation.' .",',',',". 7, r Ferris , was ono evening in Beacon street, at the house of. Mr. H 7-, where in spite of the cold reception lie met there, he still enjoyed in the belief that Anuie was not indifferent to his regard. 1 He had been relating to her, at her request, his experience with different national charac ters, with whom be had- met, speaking of their peculiarities, and describing the va rious scenic effects of different countries. Annie sat near a sweet geranium, whose leaves she was industriously engaged in destroying. ' Ferns bending close to her ear said:! : v ' v. Annie will yon pluck that rose as a to ken of affection 1 You know how ardent is mine for youor stop dearest; behind it blows the conduct. ' You know the mys tic language of ,hoth.: Will you choose and give me one f ' - Huah hunLt Ferns, said the blushing and trembling girl, plucking and handing him the roet 1 !; -'n-''.' v ' vi This passed when the attention of the company present was drawn to son e en gaging object. Never before had Ferris received any evidence of Annie.s love, save from heir tell tale eyes. ' The flower was placed next to bis heart, and he left the appartinent. He had proceeded but a few steps v. hen he was accosted by a poor mendicant, clothed in rags, who was exposed at that late hour of the nigh to the inelemeuoy ol the season. rray, sir, said the beggar to Ferris, can you give me a trine, I am almost starved and chilled through by this cold night air, r ems after, a tew moments conversa tion with the beggar, for he had not the heart to turn away from the sufferings of fellow creature, banded him a purse containing five . or six dollars; urging him to seek immediate shelter and rood. The beggar blessed liioi and passed on. A few nights subsequent to this occur rence he was again at the father's honse. Mrs. 11 , Annie s mother, received him as she did most of her visitors, with the somewhat constrained and distant welcome.. Being a woman of no great conversational powers, she always rsured early, and conducted her inter ipurse in the moBl tormal .manner, ferns was much surprised that Mr. H. had taken no particular notice of his intimacy at his house, tor he seldom saw him, and when he could the old man's eyes bent sternly upon him in anything but a friendly and inviting spirit. In this dilemma he was at a loss what course to pursue, since An nie'e acknowledgement .of affection for him. snd now he was equally distant from the goal of his happinesa, for his better judgment told him that the consent . of her parents could never be obtained. On this occasion he had taken losve as usual, when he was met by the beggar of the former night and again solicited for alms, declaring that he could find no one else to assist him, and that the money he, had -before-bestowed upon him had been expended for food and rent for miserable cellar where he had lodged. 1 Again ferns placed a purse to the poor man s band, at the , same time telling him that be himself was poor, and constrain ed. to the practice of rigid eeonemy in the support of those dependent upon him. He left the beggar and passed on bis way bappy m having contnbuted to the allevi ation of hu&aa suffering. ' Not long subsequent Ferris called' one evening at the house of Mr. H --and fortunately found ' Annie and her father alone, the former engaged on a piece of embroidery of a new pattern, and the lat ter pounng over a volume pf ancient jmi losonhv. " ; " On his entrance, the old gentleman took no further apparout notice of him than a slight inclination of the . hand and ' a 1 1 ' goou evening sir. :; ... . ; ,,.,.-.,, -, He took a chair by Annie s side, and told her of his love in low, but ardent tones, begging permission to speak to her father on the subject. '. ,.,.,,...,, . '., Obj he will not bear a , ward of the matter, I know, said the sorrowing girl. No longer ago than yesterday ho spoke to roe of a connection 'with EM I can never love but one man, said the beauty giving him her band, j ,. . ; .. Ferris' could bear this inspense no long er. 7 In iaot the hint relative to her al lianca with another, spurred him to notion He then proceeded 10 that part of the room where If r. H sat, and after a few iatioduotory remarks he laid ; " You have doubtless observed, sir, my ! ? ! - r . .1 inumacy in your lamiiy, lor more man a year past. " From the fact that you did not object to my attentions to your daughter, I have been led to hope that it might not altogether be against your wishes..-- Hay I ask air with due respect, your opinion ia this matter t y '"; v: l' !,' i I have bfieii seen you here replied Mr. II, and have no reason to Object to your visits sir. fttoirij :1o mtrian ; atrfsls, plfratow,, STEUBEJ.NVILLE, Indeed sir, yon are very kind, I have eiilier fortune or ank to offer your aughter; but still emboldened by love, ssk you now for her hand. The old man laid by his book, and re moving his spectacles, asked: ' " ' Does the lady sanction ibis request T She does. - ; . ; ' ' . . And you ask K Your daughter's hand. 1 ' m : Its yours. 1 v, Ferris sprang in astonishment to hie feet, eajr ing:- " i I hardly know how to receive your kindness, my dear air ; I looked for dif- lerent tieatment. .. . !- Listen young man, said the father : do you thjnk I should have allowed you to become an inmate in my family, without first knowing your character I Do you think I should have given you' this pre cious child (and here placing her hand in Ferris') before I pioved you f no sir, out ot nme s many, suitors from the weal thiest and highest in society. I hsv loos since selected you as one in whom I could place confidence. The world calls me a cold and calculating man perhaps I am so; but 1 owed a: duty to him who had en trusted me with the happiness of this blessed child ; I have endeavored to per form that trust faithfully the dictates of pride may have been counterbalanced by desire for my daughter happiness. 1 chose you first she has since voluntarily done so. I know your life and habits, your means and prospects you need tell me nothing, With your wife yotl receive an ample fortune : the dutiful son and af- ectionate brother, cannot but make a good husband. But stay, I will be with you in a moment, and he left the lovers to gether. 1 he story of your marriage with 11. wbs only to try your heart, then, and thicken the plot, said Ferris to the blush ing girl. ; At this moment the door opened, and the beggar entered, and stepped up to ferns and solicited charity. Annie re coiled at rust at the dejected and poverty stricken looks of the intruder, while Fer ris asked in astonishment how he gained entrance into the house. In a moment the figure rose to a stately height, and casting off the disguise it wore, discover' ed the person of Annie's fat ler. the astonishment of the lovers ean hardly be conceived. , ", ; . I bad determined, said the father, ad dressing Ferris,, after I had otherwise proven your character, to lest one virtue which of all ethers is the greatest char ity. . And bad, you failed in that, you would also have failed with me in this purpose of marriage. , You were weighed in ine Daiance ana notiouna wanting. Here sir is your first purse ; it contained six dollars when you gave it to the beg gar in the street it now contains a check for six thousand ; and here is your second, that contained five dollars, which is also multiplied by a thousand. Nsy, said the old man, as Ferris was about to object to it, there is no nesd of explanation it is a fair business transaction. , .,. This was of course all mystery to An nie, but when explained added to her love for ber future husband? Collecting; a Vote. A gentleman from New York who had been in Boston for the purpose ot cot lecting some moneys due him in that city was about returning, when he found that one bill of a hundred dollars was overlooked. His landlord, who knew the debtor, thought it a doubtful case, but if it was collectable stall, a tall raw boned Yankee, then dunning a lodger in another part of the hall, would 'worry it out' of the, man. tailing him up, therefore, he introduced him to the creditor, who show ed him the account. 'Walt, squire,' said he 'it 'tain't much use in tryin', I guess I know that critter, you might as well try to squeeie ale out of Bunker Hill Monument, as to c'lect a'debt out of him. But ' anyhow squire what'll you give, bposen 1 do try I Well sir, the bill is one hundred dollars 111 give you yes I'll give you half if you'll collect it. . , .'Greed,' replied the collector, 'ihere'i no haim in trvin. any way.- .' Some weeks after the creditor happen ed to ,be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street encountered but enterpri sing menu . . . v r 'Look-a-here.' said he, 'Sauirev I had considerable luck with that bill 0' yourn You see I stuck to him like a dog root, but, for the first week or so.'twan't no use not a bit. If he was home he was short if be wasn't home I could gel no satisfaction. - By-the-by says I after join' sixteen limes, I'll fix you t says 1. , ao set down on the door step, and eel all day and part of the evening, and I began esrly (text dny, but about ten o'clock he gin in, he paid me at? half and I gin him up the note.' rWheo success makee a man better thai) he wu before he nut ba a good man in aeeo. OHIO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER; 21, 1858. Harder In the r Second Degree.' BT 11X01 VOBSIST ASA VIS. V. Dear me I what a terrible enow storm!1 ejaculated Mrs. Evelyn, putting aside the window curtains, with a white, richly' ringed hand, and gazing out on the grey, December sky, half obscured by the whirl winds of driving snow ' what s dreadful winter we are going to have, and how the poor will suffer 1" Her philanthropic sigh was echoed bv Miss Olivia Evelyn, who sat opposite the fire in a velvet morning robe and small satin slippers, bordered with snowy er- wu. t.j ; , . uiiuo. j.uo vuuiik inuy wu enuszeu in ooking over a gilt bound account book. containing the names of the members ol some charitable association or other, of which ber mother was lady Presided, for Mrs. Evelyn excelled in humane the. pries and elegant sensibilities. She liked, passing well, to be a leader in her aristo cratic 'set,' and nothing could be more agreeable than to sit in the 'Committee ttoom,' her white hand (diamond ring uppermost, you may be sure) resting ightly on the crimson draped table before ber, and listen sweetly to the names of those who poured in with their subscrip tions. No one gave so liberally as Mrs. Evelyn and her daughter they were burning and shining lights in the charita ble world. . . To be sure eome of their envious slan derers would quote from that old and ob solete volume, called, the Bible, somolhing or otuer aaoui leuing me ten nana know what the right hand did, and about a ca mel and a needle 1 eye, as being applica ble to lich people. But this was all ridic ulous nonsense just as though some day a flight of serial stairs, carpeted with vel vet, wouldn I be let down Irom the sky for Mrs. Evelyn to ascend upward, in as gen teel a manner as possible I ...... Olivia, my darling,' lisped mamma, In the.. sweetest ol -dulcet, voices, 'sre you sure the accounts are an right I J he Committee meets at our house to-day, to settle that question about the poor of Hin- dostanl : Miss. Olivia signified that all was in readiness, and moved her chair closer to to the fire, as a keen blast swept by the window. !...-. '; 'John, put some more coal on the crate and see that the drawing room fires are kept well replenished. The weather 1b so terrible IV - And, as Mrs. Evelyn spoke, she drew close round her. shoulders a magnificent Indian shawl, and looked complacently sbout the splendid apartment, carpeted with the richest Wilton, draped with cur tains of crimson and gold, and redolent of the sweet fragrance of tubo roses, cape jessamines and geraniums, whose delicate blossoms expanded on a guilded stand near by, as brightly as though the perfu med warmth ot the atmosphere reminded them of their own native tropics. ' Just then a modest tap sounded at the door, and the nursemaid appeared. . 'If you please ma'am, it's my afternoon out, and the wages was due yesterday 5 three months, ma'am is eighteen dollars ; could you please to let me bave it to day r ..;. Really, Mary,' said Mrs. Evelyn, smi ling blandly, 'it's ' quite impossible to day ; some other time I will attend to it.1 But ma'am, my brother starts for Californy to-morrow, and esn't make up the passage money without it. Couldn't you poiJton ' ' 'Mary, Maty,' said Mrs. Evelya, with an air of mild reproof, how often have I checked you for being so importunate t 11 is uu ui iue question , xur. cvciyn am not leave any money to-day.' Mary shut the door with a bang, while a little girl who was playing with ber doll in the .window seat,, exclaimed, open- mouiuea: , , '0, mamma t what a story f when pa- ... pi gave you a whole handful of gold pie ces tnts very morning r , - 'Lauretta 1' said Mrs. Evelyn, crimson ing and losing ber temper completely, 'don't speak in that way again. What do little girls know of domestic economy! Don't you remember that sister Olivia's bonnet is not yet paid for, and that' my annual subscription to tho society falls due to-day !'-. , . ; v r Little Lauretta was silenced,, but she sat pondering in her mind how U wss, that Mary shouldn't be paid,' as well u Madam Lisle snd the Society dues. ' 1 , ' 'But mamma,' she said, 'it is just like cheating.'.'.-:;;. 1 ? a-:.,! i.i A ;, 'Leave the room this minute.' said Mrs, Evelyn, angrily; 'I can't be, annoyed with your chatter 1 How these children do talk, to be sure,' she added as the little girl reluctantly retreated.': : She had scarcely read; two pages in the latest published volume of 'Poems,' when the door opened again, and the liveried John appeared with little Lauretta at his heels. 1 !,? ; . .. - .1 :.i j oi.i to 'Well, John, what is it! said Mrs Evelyn with ao air of resignation; 'If you plssse, ma'am, there's 1 a bov down in the ball says he's starving Vend sure enough he looks like it, besides be- ing .barefooted. out iu all this ; dreadful storm, ma'am '0, mamma, he looks 10 hungry, can' I give him something t' chimed in litth little Lauretta. 'In the front hall, John !', Ves, ma'am.' 'John,' I'm perfectly astonished I A barefooted beggar, with his wet. sloppy feet on that marble pavement I' 'f lease ma'am interposed John. Not a woid, John turn him out. this instant I Why, I'm completely astounded st bis assurance. How came you to let him in?' He looks very ifeedy, ma'am can't I tell cook to give him a few scraps I' . 'I have given you my commands, John; let them be obeyed,' said Mrs. Evelyn, adding ss the footman with an air of dis appointment - and regret left, the room. 'Il l sgainst my principles to give mis cellaneous charily this street begging ought to be put down.' ' , Yet, as she sat self justified and com placent, what was it that brought to her mind, - with a guilty pang, an old text which runs this wise, 'Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these ve have done U unto Ma l' : 'Nonsense,' said Mrs. Evelyn, uneasily to herself, as though she were answering sn uaseen accuser, 'it will never do to answer those scriptural quotations so lit erally.' v; . And the gaunt child of poverty, gath ering bis rags around his fieshless bones, crept slowly down the pillared steps, and cowered beneath the area gate like a houseless dog, while the white snow drift ed down about him in hurrying clouds. 'Come, get out of the way here 1' ex claimed the cheerful, stentorian voice of stalwart baker, descending the steps with his basket of hot loaven and rolls. The boy started up with the quick instinct of stsrvation, and ereat" fot the hall after the man, with distended eye' balls and eager, quivering mouth. As the baker set down his basket, a loaf fell and rolled on the floor, unobserved.' The boy heai-j tated an instant it was his first theft but the temptation was strong ont of so much prodigal profusion one small loaf could not be missed and he was dying of starvation. The next instant, and he was darting from the door, with the bread mperfectly concealed under his rags. ' cut he bad calculated in too sanguine a manner on escape. One of the servant maids had seen the manoeuvre, and the cry of 'stop thief was instantly raised. The kitchen colony all rushed to the area and on the very steps he was collared by . U I- 1! ' 3 t! uuuy pouceman, wuv pounceu on mm as a hawk swoops down on a defenceless chicken'. In vain he writhed, trembling and terrified he was fast. ' 'What's the matter V shrieked Mrs. Evelyn from the window, looking down witn amazement on the little crowd col lected around her area gate, : A chorus ni voices in all keys, from bass to falsetto hastened to answer, while the gruff tones of the policeman rose above them all. This here young vagabond has been failfflll lAalinir ma'am l xes, stealing I The starving ereature bad dared to snatch a morssl from the overflowing crib of the rich the instinct of self preservation had dared to assert it self 1 Hunt him closer I tighten the grasp on his emaciated throat I No wonder that Mrs. Evelyn raised her hands and eyes in pious horror to the bleak sky. n..'.Lk....l! ........ But amid all the uproar of indiornant virtue rose one pleading voice that of the cook whose own eldest bor was about the ageiof the homeless victim. Uh, ma'am, he is soyoung 1 ' Let him go polioeman, he'll give back the loaf and say be 1 sorry, and no harm done after ail.' The policeman hesitated, and looked to Airs, bvelyn for his cue. Lei bim off, ma am,' pleaded the good woman, see how young he is I' 'mi me go-Het me gor screamed the white and terrified boy : 'III never take anything again.' It is the first time I ever did so indeed indeed it is 1' 'Policeman, do your duty 1' said the soft voiced Mrs., Evelyn ; I cannot en M . ... - courage auch juvenile depravity.' His youth only makee the case more revolting. I esn't conscientiously Interfere.' ' Away, went the myrmidon of the law dragging along the struggling child with a crowd of idlers in his train, while Mrs cvelyn closed the window and drew mild sigh on the wickedness ol human nature in general. -; ,7 ! ,Ten years have passed; r :The court room is crowded with speo lators, for an 'interesting murder cue' has just been concluded., The Jurv have jmi uruugut in a veruici 01 'uaiity, and the young criminal stands at the. bar to receive sentence, tie is scarcely a la : t "i'' . iwoniy-iwo, wun orown wavv nair bang- ing above his troubled brow and deathly pallor on every feature 1 ,, there ia a sort Of Wild beauty about Jus boyish face he is very yonni yet. tram the threshKold of life he ia doomed to go' forth into the aaranese 01 an ignoble death. SI N ; " i . " Has he anvlhuw jo say for himself t The audience listen eagerly, the ladies bend forward breathlessly, Mrs. Evelyn put up her jewelled eye-glass,, and .Miss Olivia now tpassee old maid is sketch ing the criminal S face on her pocket tab lets. ' ! ' ' ;v; '. No, he has not much to say he seems stunned and bewildered by his awful sit uation. His eyes wander first to the judge, then to the crowd of gazers, as if in b arc 11 01 aomeining mas is noi mere, and his nervous fingers are iwined togeth er with ' a convulsive movement he is trying to collect his scattered senses. ' Hush t he is speaking, and a eon of thrill puses through the assemblage as the low, yet steady voice is heard. "' 4 . 'I am going to die, he says ; 'but that is past now. I do not think that I should have been here if all the circumstances of my life had not conspired sgainst me. 1 had once a good mother; she died when I was twelve years 'old. rThank God,' he added, with quivering, lips, 'that she 18 id her grave to-day. The day after her death, I went out, starving, to beg for bread.. I was repulsed everywhere a famished, broken-hearted boy. At length, driven desperate by hunger, I stole a loaf of bread from a rich man's house, whose door ) had just been turned from. I was arrested at once.,., Some kind soul beceed the proud lady to inter lere she refused. . I thought thenI think now that it would have been' the part of mercy to release the struggling, terrified boy, whose first crime it was. She thought otherwise, and I was sent into confinement. There I got into bad company, and grew worse and worse. I have been going down hill ever since ; and now I stand before yon a condemned criminal. . But-1 trace my fate back to that stormy Winter's day, when a moth erleaa, friendless, child, I pleaded in vain to that rich lady. One merciful word would have saved me ; I might have lived to but it is useless to think of that now. You may talk as you please of justice and responsibility say thaf in he sight of Heaven, my blood rests on that woman's bead! ; . -. ; , I do hot speak these words' he added in a softer tone, 'to justify myself, but because I would have meicy end. kind- nees suown to those who are now wan dering about, as I wandered then. In the name of charity, do not drive people to crime, and then pnuish them for it. .1 have nothing more to say, I scarcely know why 1 have ssid so much,', He ceased speaking.. , , Mrs. Evelyn was gaging wildly at him. Now she knew why some old memory had stirred her heart whenever she look ed at bis face ; now the mystery was solved. And as his voice died away, there was a bustle, and an outcry and a call for smelling ealts and water a lady bad tainted I They carried her out of the courtroom, and she soon revived in the open air, say ing with a smile that 'it wu nothing. Poor Mrs. Evelyn 1 She was overwhelm ed with sympathy and solicitude they said her nature was too sensitive and del icate, and so, no doubt, it was. . But, of course, nobody was to blame 1 Nobody ever is in auch cases. It's all owing to a wrong state of society ; and very Jucky it is that the shoulders of so- eietv are broad enough to bear a multitude of ems ! Temperance Pacta. It is a fact that nine-tenths of the in mates of our poor-houses were brought there directly or indirectly by the use of ardent spirits. u is a tact that three-fourths of all the convicts in prison were hard drinkers previous to the commission of the crimes for which they are imprisoned. It is a fact that greater sufferers from disease, and those whose maladies are the most difficult to cure, are those who are addicted lo the use of ardent spirits. . It is a fact that of all who commit sui cide in this country 09-lOOths are the immediate or the remote victims of ardent spirits . ; . " , .' ' . . It is a fact that in all the families where the children are dirty, half-naked and ill fed ; the rooms filthy and m disorder the husband cross, discontented and pee vish, and the wife slattern, ill-tempered and quarrelsome,, one, if not both the parents, ate drinkers of ardent spirits. Jtis a fact, that those who least fre quently attend, the worship of Qod in the sanctuary, most of those who by their oaths, blasphemies, and horrible execra tions ehock the ears of modest people, are spirit drinkers.'; v;ti iVx ' j ,,It is a fact that those who, are. most easily led to ridicule snd profane sacred things,' and to join id1 every kind of dissi pation and profligsoy, are spirit drinker. , It is a fact that of all that havo died of the cholera m Europe and America, seven-tenths' were spirit-drink eie, ' ind one-half decidedly ; intemperate. Tem peranos 1 Advocate. j 0 ; ' ; ' : " - 'When a great man sloops of trips, the small men around bim suddenly become greater, 6 L.E'C.O P I E S. ' piye cists: ' - :-v;.v. ' ir : VOL.' 4-N0.47. Lrri a Kaleidoscope. How ' many bright tints eccentric forma and Quire images pass before us in oor streggle through ilife But of all tasks.tto march along the weary path friendless and alone, is the harden!.' How fearful a fate is that hich compel! the' wsnderer to wreathe the face in smiles when the soul is full of sorrow; to mingle with the giddy and the gay; to jest, smile and sing, when the heart ia quivering' with asonv-and pain: It is bard to meet the eye.' cold and averted, that has been wont to beam on you with love and affection. , lt is haid to bear the 'ing of poverty, and the reproach of the proud. It is hardjto see fond hopes one by biie destroyed,' fill naught is left to beckon onward m1 the fiath of life!: It ia hard to part with lieods; hard to lay Uiero ..ons by , oue beneath the CTaisy mound, but harder still lo know they live, yet Vno for jbit' that their friendship is withdraw if, their affection buried beneath the cold formali ties of life. ' Night Music A contemporary taVes exceptions to the phrase 44 as silent as night" : He says : "The night is full bf murio more sublime than Handel's, more thrilling to the thoughtful soul, than the notes Lind. Listen 1 .' Yonder comes the -East wind down from the airy heights of ,ua wuouiaiuB, moaning ana sighing through the pines , with sorrow end a cadence., Divine..- Richer and grander than a thousand harps of JEolus its melancholy is more profound than requi-. em or Cathedral chant for the dead. Far off from yonder hill, echoing and resound-' ing among crags and woodknd, hark to the constant bay of the faithful watch dog. Never did organist or vocalist pro- ' duce such a flood of recollections. It ' carries the mind back, as we stand tinder the sparkling candelabras of Heaven,' to the haunts of youth and boyhood. A BiutrTirui. Thopsht. When engi neers would bridge a strsana, they ofieo carry out at first but a single cord. , With mat. next, they stretch a wira aimu. Then strand is added to, strand, nnti a foundation is laid for planks ; and now, the bold engineer finds a safe footway, - and walks, from side to aide., So God takes from us some golden-threaded plea- urc, ua aireicucs u nenca into xtesven. Then he ukes a child, and then' a friend. 1 nus be. bridges death, and teaches the thoughts ., of the most timid to find their way hither and thither between the shores. Charus Carroll. The name of Car roll ia the only one on the. Declaration to which the residence of the signer is an. pended. .The reason cwhy it was dona in tins case, we nave understood to be as follows : ..... ( . The Pstriots who signed that document did it, almost literally with ropes-about their necks, it being generally. supposed ' that they would, if unsuccessful, be hung as reoeis. vvnen uarroll bad signed hie nnmn. inmn nn at Via alKmv nm.,l.J "You'll get clear there are several o that name they will not know which to Uke.V ,. . . "Not so," replied he.' and he immedi. ately added, "of Carrollton." " ' -- an 1 it.ij . jxws. and tbi tSATtova. A reoeut number of the London Seeord tava "it nasoeebme a tashionable practice ith modern Judaism to disavow all feel- .... 1 . r wu ings of hostility to the Christian religion. a letter recently appeared in one of 1 -the protests sgainst the common belief that toe jews must .necessarily be the" oppo- neiiia 01 vunsuaniiy. ue maintains that, so far from this being the case, the Jews are enjoined by their most venerated su thorities highly to reverence the works of Jesus Christ, who wu one of the greatest agents employed by od in preparing the way for the coming of the true Messiah. ' ' ; ' wli , : A Ntw Dodob to lAist a DaiNx. A good joke ia being perpetrated upon the keeper of a lager beer saloon In this city by his hexl-door neighbor. The neighbor has, either b seeing it done before, or by being struck with an original idea-adop-' I nil nl.n Af ........ . J.:L L.r - ' tiring each night,, free gratis. A side window of tha aalnon liaa a nana nf.1... a' v ajfJUiuujK m ui iiiK sjcsiirsi rmm " T T . fV V K .... broken out,' which presents a means of communication 'with the interior.' The joker appears :at this window and hps with Lis knuckles on the shutter,' when the keeper says, : What; you want t" "Ein glass beer .'' "Who for t" la asked. . The candidate, for a ' Iree drink replica Der Wstchman,1'aqd the heer U hand, ed out through, the broken pane, and die.' posed of. the affair 'which is still kept up, ns "leokea oiy a the neighborhAwd and excited, much amusement. A num ber ol persons assemble about 101 o'clock ouights to see the thin j done.f Nowark MMU.l . , - T t . .... , ' A HABmliss hilarity and a cheerfulness sre not ui.f eq'ueDl concomi tants of genius and. we are neter niore deceived than when we misuke gravity for grestsess, sclcrntiiiy &o.uuuu, pompobity for erudition.