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fl Kotpipe, cigar nor bemad wine, ' :
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. Who not from Xarmandj to kiUj .
Hot Latin, Greek or Hebrew Ion; ...
"j' Wor tseaanad toIobm rambled .'or; '
' Not Jodgea robs nor Kayor. mace;
w. Kr crone thai deck rejel race "
ThoM all molted. Mm an -j
A8 to Mk aiaxla man.
-., tralUd Kxi, loriaf mind, ,
w rllofartio ofltokiad;
. A ipirit Ins, ttn and frM; ...
TbataorerbaaaljoeDdi tUkaar; . '
: . TatvUlBotbarafaitbar'iwei(ht ' '
Of m.nrj't ehin, far nnaU or prmti
That traljr rpaakl from God within;
ABdaovormakoBaleagaavith ain;
- Thataoaai tha fcttm detpota naka,
n 4n( km Uic truth tvltoanatka: .
That vonhipi God andhias aknc,
f. , And bova aowhera bat at hit threat;
' That tramUoi at no tjrTanfi nod;
A aoul that (aua no ono bat God;
' And thai can mil at enno or ban;
-That b tho aool that Bakea a man,
miiniTun m IcitlmnJ lift
Header tiou and I are gleaaora,
- la the narveat field of time;
Day by dtcj Uie grain ia ripening;
For aaunnier dime.
Whether ia the early monucg,
Going forth with buay feet.
Cr as Tfeary laborer, resting
: Hid the noon -day heat
Let n strive vith cheerful spirit,
Each our duties to fulfill.
Till the time of harvest subject
To the Master's will.
Let na garner op sweet memories.
Bound the ties of love;
fkssaat thoughts to cheer the pathway
" To our home above; l"
Trusting that these precious gleanings.
Bound with loving hand,
May in golden sheaves be gathered
To the spirit jand. .
Miscellaneous. THREE SHORT STORIES. Noble Conduct.
"A correspondent of the Blair County
(Pa.) Whig, famishes thatpaper wUh tne
particalars of theTotlowing interesting inci-
nent, of which be was an eye-witness. It
occurred a few-years ago on the line of the
great internal improvement of that State.
it is one of those scenes of genuine kind'
oearceuness wmcn nu u mina witn tne
. 1 T? t .1 ,l ,l
involnntary 1 consciousness that there is
something of the angel still in our com
mon nature." ; '
" At the point this side of the mountain,
where occurred the transhipment of pas
sengers from the West, was moored a canal-boat,'
awaiting the arrival of the train,
etc fatal ting on its way thouefa' to the East.
The captain of the boat, a tall, rough, sun
embrowned man. stood bv his craft, su
perintending the labors of. his- men, when
tin-cars rolled up, and a few minutes after
a party of about half a dozen gentlemen
camejpnt, and deliberately walkinp; np to
' the captain, addressefhun something after
this wise: '
T Sir, we wish to go oa east, but our far
ther progress to-day depends on you. In
the cars we hare jost left a sick man, whose
presence is disagreeable. We have been
appointed a committee : by the passengers
to ask that you will deny this man a pas
sage on your boat. ' If he goes we remain ;
what say youF'
"Gentlemen," replied the captain, "I
have heard the passengers through their
committee.' Has the sick mana-representative
hemP -Z..---1- --'
To this nezpected interrogatory there
was no answer; when, without a moment's
pause, the captain crowed over to the car,
and entering, beheld in one corner, a poor,
emaciated, worn-out- creature, whose life
wn HcaTiy eaten np by that canker-worm,
consumption. ' The man's head was bowed
in his hands, and he was weeping. The
captain advanced and spoke to him kindly..;.:-.
' :
' "Ok! sir," said the shivering invalid,
looking up, his face now lit with tremb
lin?i expectations, "are you the captain,
And will yon take met God help me! The
passengers look upon me as a breathing
pestilence, and are so unkind 1 You see,
sir, I am dying; but oh! if I am spared
to reach my mother, I shall die happy.
She lives in Burlington, sir, and my journey
Is more than half performed. I am a
poor printer, and the only child of her in
whose arms I wish die f
: 'You shall go," replied the captain, "if
I lose every other passenger for the trip."
By this time the whole crowd of passen
' gers were grouped around the boat, with
their baggage piled on the path, and they
themselves awaiting the decision of the
captain before engaging their passage.
a A moment more and that decision was
made known, as they beheld him coming
from the cars with the aiok man cradled in
his arms. . Pushup directly through the
crowd with his dying burden, he ordered
a mattress to be epead in the choicest part
of the boat, where be laid the invalid with
all the esre of A parent. That done, the
captains' directed the boat to be prepared
for starting.- i .' .
,-- But ne- fedincr seemed to possess the
astonished passengeswthat of shame and
contrition at their inhumanity. .'With one
oommon impulse they walked aboard the
boat, and in a few hours after, another
somnittoe waa sent to the captain, en
g presence among the passengem
He went and from jtheir midst there
rtjr a white-haired man, who with tear
drops ataHha iij hk eyes, told the rough,
sun-embrowDed man thai, he had taught
them lesson, that they feft, hBnbledbe
on him, and they asked (orgiveaeas;. It
was a'tooehrno; scene.' The fountain of
true sympathy was broken op in the heart
of nature, and its waters welled upr-cnok-
mg-uesrtteance or an present. -
- - Ua tne instant - purse was made np
for the poor man, with a-Saod speed"
on his way home to die in the arms of Irk
mother. - -
The Little Stranger.
person very ¬
ples, no man ever enjoyed a joke more than
Dr. Byron ; he had a vast fund of humor,
an every-day wit, and with children, par
ticularly, he loved to chat familiarly, and
draw them out. As he was one dav nass-
ing into the house, he was accosted bv a
very little boy, who asked him if he want
ed any sauce, meaning vegetables. The
doctor inquired if such a tiny thing was a
wanusiuran. -no, sir, my miner is, was
the prompt answer.' The doctor said,
''Bring me in some squashes,'' and passed
into the house, sending out the price. In
a few minutes the child returned, bringing
back part of the chanere: the doctor told
mm ne was welcome to it; but the boy
would not take it back, savin? his father
wouia Diame. euch singular manners in a
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child attracted the doctors attention, and
he began to examine him attentively ; he
was evidently poor, his little jacket was
pieced and patched with almost every kind
of cloth, and his trowsers darned with go
many colors that it was difficult to tell the
original fabric, but scrupulously neat and
clean withal The boy very Quietly endured
the scrutiny of the doctor, who, holding
u: 'i .t. j
uiui mm a icui'iu, nuu examining- nis mce.
at length said:
"You seem a nice little boy; won't you
come and live with me, and be a doctor V
"les, sir." said the child.
"Spoken like a man," said the doctor.
patting his head as he dismissed him.
A few weeks passed on, when one day
Jim came to say that down stairs there
was a little boy with a bundle, who wanted
to see the doctor, and would not tell his
business to any one else: "Send him up,"
was the answer; and in a few moments he
recognized the boy of the sqnashes, (but
no squash himself, as we shall see;) he
was dressed in a new, though coarse suit of
clothes, his hair very nicely combed, his"
shoes brushed tip, and a little bundle tied
a home-spun checked, handkerchief on
on his arm. Deliberately taking hn cap,
andhtyihg it dowtr-wilh his bundle, he
walked- up to the doctor, saying.
1 nave come, sir. - -"Come
for what, my child f '
"To live with you and be a doctor," said
the boy with the utmost naivete.
The first impulse - of the doctor was to
laugh immoderately; but the imperturable
gravity of the little boy rather sobered him,
as he recalled, too, his former conversation,
Uiud reflected that he felt he needed no ad
dition to his family.
"Did your lather consent' to' your com-
ingr he asked." v
- "Yes, sir."
"What did he say f
"I told him you wanted me to com and
live with you, and be a doctor; and he said
you was a very good man, and I might come
as soon as my clothes were ready."
. -"And your mother, what did she say V
"She said Dr. Byron would do just what
he said he would, and' God' had provided
for- mer Andp- continued he, "I have a
new suit of clothes," surveying himself, and
here is another in the bundle," undoing the
handkerchief, and displaying them, with
twe-little-shirts -as-white-as 'snow, and a
couple of neat checked aprons, so careful
ly folded, it was plain none but a mother
would have done it. The sensibilities-of
the doctor were awakened, to see the fear
less, the undoubting trust with which the
poor couple had bestowed, their child upon
him and such a child ! His cogitations
were not long; he thought of Moses in
the bulrushes, abandoned to Providence;
and above allhe-thought of the child that
was- carried into Egypt, and that the Di
vine Savior had said, "Blessed be little
children f and he called for the wife of his
bosom, saying, "Susan, dear, I think we
pray in church that God will have mercy,
"To be sure we do," said the wondering
wife, "and what then P.
"And the Savior said, 'Whosoever re
ceived one such little child in his name, re
ceiveth me;, take this : child in his name,
and have a care of him;" and from this
hour this good couple received him to their
hearts and homes. It did not then occur
to them that ; one of the most eminent
physicians and best men of the age stood
before them- in the person of that child ; it
did not occur to them that this little crea
ture; thus thrown upon their charity, was
destined to be their staff and stay in declin
ing sge a protector to their daughters, a
more than son to themselves; all this was
then unrevealed; but they cheerfully re
ceived the child they believed Providence
had committed to their care; and if ever
beneficence was rewarded, it was in this
The Basket of Peaches.
Half a century aero, that excellent man.
Rev. William Woodbridge, established in
the town, now city, of Newark, a boarding
school for young ladies. His residence
was on the upper Green, in a large stone
building, afterwards the property of A.
Day, Esq- and attached to the house was
large, doep garden, filled with fhiit-troes.
The venerable preceptor could sit in his
back parlor, and while unobserved, have a
tolerably good view of the entire garden,
and of all the young ladies who delighted
to frequent it. He was greatly pleased to
see his young and joyous flock of charm
ing girls gambolling under the tress and
enjoying the beauties of nature when ro
ed in the glories of early summer, and he
did not fail to improve every opportunity to
enforce some valuable truth. . '
It waa about midsummer, that he no
ticed one luxuriant peacb-tree, laden with
green fruit so plentifully; that the bough.
fairly bent do wn under its weight He nat
urally supposed that the beautiful tinge
upon the ripening peach might tempt his
young friends to taste of the fruit before it
was fully ripe; and one lovely afternoon,
just before sunset, he called the young la
dies into - the parlor and kindlv and affec
tionately expostulated with tfiera on the
danger of eating unripe fruit, and he prom
ised that those who refrained from plucking
tne preen fruit, should have it all when
matured. Each bright and happy face
yieMad' a full assent to this reasonable
proposition, and they ran down into the
garden with nnwoBted delight. ' 1
This tree, in particular, was an abject of
great attention, and the warmdavsof sum
mer were fast preparing for this happy
throng a delicious feast. They daily watch
ed its progress towards its maturity, and
manifested sometimes no little impatience.
The venerable minister and teacher, as
sat at his back parlor, and as the peaches
were fast approaching maturity, could
sometimes see the uplifted band of some
young lady plucking the forbidden fruit-
He, however, said nothing until the time
arrived when the peaches were perfectly
ripe. He had the fruit carefully gathered,
and the choicest of it filled a large bas
He placed it in the hack parlor, and
called in all the 'young ladies, and took oc
casion, on exhibiting it, to enforce the pro
priety of his former injunction, and assured
them of the gratification it now afforded him
presenting to them a basket of delicious
fruit, fully ripe; and requested those who
not plucked any green peaches from
tree, to come forward and partake boun
tifully of the large supply.
lo his suprise, ail remained motionless
except one little girL She. with a gentle
stop, .approached the venerable teacher,
"Mv dear, said be, "have you not eaten
single peach P She laid her little hand
upon her breast, and sweetly replied, "JVbf
sir. "1 ben, said the excellent man,
whole basket-full is yours."
The happy girl took them and made dis
tribution among all her school-fellows.
How pure the jov which flows from obedi
ence, and how satisfying its reward !
Late from Kansas.
The Lawrence correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Gazette, under date of October 30,
writes : ' -
Seve young men of the Free ; State
prisoners who have been indicted fox- mur
der in the first degrees-were taken into
Court at Lecempton to-day by the United
states Deputy - Marshal, and their trial
commenced. ' The witnesses for the Ter
ritory were introduced and gave in evidence
the effect that some of the prisoners at
bar were recognized as being engaged
the warlike attack upon Hickory Point
the 14th of September last, which re
sulted in the death of Chas. G. Newhall,
was shot while engaged in the fight
Some dispute existed as to which party fired
the witnesses manifesting considerable
shrewdness in an attempt to evade a direct
answer to the question. Two of them were
overheard boasting in private conversation
"they fired first, but it was not known
the attorneys," and they took considera
ble credit to themselves for their success
not letting the Court know about it
One witness testified that on the morn
of the 14 t h of September a party of
numbering 200 surrounded the house,
with their cannon commenced an at
tack upon it The assailants were under
command of Colonel Harvey, well armed,
That the party in the house were in
companies one, the company from
Atchison, was commanded by Capt Rob
ertson; the ether was raised in that vicin
ity, and Commanded' by Capt Lowe.
They numbered 50 men. When Harvey's
approached, the men in the house had
black flag flying from it, and after a
fight, which continued five hours, it was
taken down and a white one put in its
place. They surrendered, made a treaty,
Harvey's men started bock to Law
rence; while on their way they were cap
tured by the United States dragoons, un
der the command of CoL Cook, and taken
prisoners to Lecompton.
As was expected, every one of the jury
men on this case are of the most ultra pro
slavery men in Kansas, each one taking
path prescribed by the bogus laws, to
support the Fugitive Slave Law, (fee
Marshal did well for his party, in go
ing about the country, and wherever he
found a pro-slavery man of the Atchison
school, to subpoena him to appear as a
tie got sixty men in this, way, and
only one mistake, getting one t ree
man among them ; but he was soon
disposed of by the attorney for the Terri
tory, who challenged him and thereby pre
vented him from serving.
The Governor has not returned from
Southern Kansas, where . he has been for
time with the troops, engaged in
capturing Free State men charged with
commission of some crime or other in
defence of their sacred rights. The last
of him he was on the JNeosua.
Capt. Emory, of Leavenworth, the mur
derer of William Phillips, the man that
the Rev. Mr. Nute and Mr. Wilder
prisoners while traveling on the highway,
imprisoned them in a dungeon for
and stole their teams and other pro
appeared before Judge Leconipte
gave one thousand dollar bonds to ap
pear for trial. Emory has been indicted
the grand jury, and the Court is not so
severe upon pro-slavery as upon Free State
accused for crime. ,
Judge Lecompte refuses to admit a
State man, now a prisoner, to bail,
man that is sick, and has a family of four
children at home to provide for. He is
so iudulgent towards him as towards
Emory. .
Dsstructivs Firc at Marietta.
O. Cram's extensive Flouring Mill,
Marietta, with aome 11,000 bushels of
wheat, was entirely destroyed by fire be
tween 11 and 12 o'clock Saturday night
loss is estimated at from $30,000 to
$35,000. There was an insurance of
$5,000 on the establishment The fire, it
thought, communicated from the smut
mashine I - - . .
The Sea Serpent
animal, with the form and motion of a ser
pent, has long been believed in Norway.
Many traditions, as well as recorded attes
tations of a sea, serpent, on the Norwegian
coast, have been preserved for many years.
Among other accounts, the missionary
Hans Egede, declares that he witnessed a
dreadful sea monster, resembling a huge
serpent, in 1 734, in 64 degrees of latitudes.
Its body was as bulky as a ship, and three
or four times as long. In Pontoppidon's
Natural History of Norway, the existence
oi una animai is recognised, xne learned
bishob syas, "I have questioned its exist
ence myself, till that suspicion was remov
ed by full and sufficient evidence from
credible and experienced fishermen and
sailors, of which there are hundreds who
can testify that they have annually seen
him." He also publishes a number of
documents from persons of great respecta
bility, all going to show that an enormous
monster exists on that coast, which appears
to be about six hundred feet long, that it
lies in the water in many folds, and these
appear like so many hogsheads floating in
a line at a considerable distance from each
An animal resembling the description
given of the sea serpent, was stranded on
the island of Stronsa, on of the Orkneys,
in the year 1808. It was examined by
many individuals, and was aferwards bro
ken up, and the skull, the upper bones of
the swimming paws, portions of the verte
bras, fcc, were preserved and deposited m
th Kat M nnnf Munreons. uic
paper relating lo this animal was prepared
hv Dr. Barclay, ana reaa ueiura un " ci-
nerian Society and may be found, among
its transactions. This animal measured
fifty-six feet in length and twelve in cir
cumference. The head was small and
the neck slender, extended to the length of
fifteen feet It had blow-holes, and some
thing like a bristling mane; also three
pair of hns or paws, connecting with the
body the anterior ones measured four feet
in length, and their extremities were some
what like toes, being partially webbed.
The skin was smooth, without scales, and
a greyish color, and the flesh was like
coarse, ill-flavored beef. Many amaavits
of respectable individuals, as well as other
circumstances, go far to show the existence
ef such an animal as is above described.
In the same year, 1808, an animal of a
similar kind was seen by Mr. McLean, the
parish clergyman of Eigg, on the coast of
(Joll, near the isle of Uanna, one of the
western Isles of Scotland. He followed
the boat into the mouth of a creek, and ap
pears to have fnghteded the worthy clergy
man very much. He was also seen by the
crews of thirteen fishing boats, who Were
much terrified, and hastened to the- shore
as fast as possible.
It is slated bv Dr. Hibbert that the
great sea serpent has been, recognized oc
casionally in the Scotland seas, and he
specifies one which was seen off the Isle of
btonness, V aeley Island and Dunvossness.
bir Arthur de lapel Brooke, in his
Travels iu Norway" makes allusion to
this animal which according to the state
ment of many fishermen and others, was
seen in the J? olden fiord in 1817. It al
so made its appearance in 1819 off Otersun
Norway, and according to Captain
Schilderup was seen daily during the whole
month of July when the weather was
very warm, it appeared to be dozing in the
sun beams. Uaptam achilderup estimated
its length at 600 feet The Bishop of
Nordjand testifies that he saw two sea ser
pents about eight miles from Drontheim
the largest of which appeared to be
about 100 feet long. Again it is stated
that in 1822, one of these monsters with a
body as large as an ox, and a fourth of a
mile long, appeared off the island Loroe,
near Tinmask and was seen by many of
the islanders.
j ne most recent account ot this mon
ster in that quarter, is believed to be con
tained in the newspapers of Drontheim in
1837. 1 he account says that "since the
beginning of dog days the serpent has
Deen seen at various parts ot tne coast.
une ot the seems to have remained con
stantly during the summer near Storfosen,
the Kergqang islands. Several fisher
men have been so dreadfully frightened at
the sudden appearance of the serpent so
near their boats that they did not know in
what direction to escape. The serpent did
not attack, but followed the boat for some
distance, and the men in their hast so over
exerted them-selves, that two persons were
confined to their beds. ' Very credible per
sons affirm that the length of the sea ser
pent may be taken at 600 or 800 ells, or
more as when those people were near its
head they could not discover its tail. Its
greatest thickness is near the head. These
observations were made within a few days,
and among others, by a credible, sensible
man, who with his two sons was on an is
land where they landed, and where the
serpent after following their boat, swam
slowly by." . ... , .
bo much for the sea sepent on the coast
Norway. What has become of the sea
serpent which was wont to honor the
North American coast with a visit ! He
has not been seen for years. Has some
stalwart fisherman or "old salt" been shak
ing a harpoon at him Botton Portfolio.
Fremont's Votk New England.
The N, Y. Tibune says : '
Fremont has a larger electoral vote, with
California, than any other defeated candi
date ever had; and Mr. Buchanan a small
er proportion of tho whole popular vote
than any other man who was ever chosen
President by the people.
New England gave her entire vote to
Washington, and now gives it to Fremont
No Presidential candidate intervening
shares with them the honor.
An English cockney at the Falls
Niagara, when asked how he liked the
Falls, replied, 'They're 'andsome quite so ;
but they don't quite answer my hexpecta
tions: .besides, I got thoroughly vetted,
and lost ma 'at I prefer to look at 'em in
hrograving in 'ot weather, snd in the
o'nae," -: .- - ;r ' ! :V .! - (
Cut out the following and place it in
the next letter you write to a dear friend.
A more appropriate poem from such servi
ces was never written :
Write to mo often,
Write to mo Terr noon
Letters to aae ara dearer
Than lerelieat Sowora ia Jane 5
Ther nre aSeetioB torches
Lighted at friendship's lamp,
Flitting around Um beert-striagm,
Like re-flies la the damp.
Write to aas eery often, "
Write ia the jojrons saom.
Or at the dose of evening, -
When aU the daj is gone.
Then while the stars are beaialti
Bright on the antra ear,
When throagh the aiding iormt
Cold tho wild winds sigh.
Draw np the little table-
CW tm tat Jtrt, and write.
Write io aie ia the morning.
Or write to aae lata at night
Write to mo very often ;
Letters are links that hind
Trathml hearts to each other.
Fettering mind to mind.
Giving to kindly spirits
Lasting and tree delight.
If Ton would strengthen friendship,
Never forget to write.
t3$ A "Farmer's Boy," in Barren coun
tv. Kentucky, advertises for a wife.
He says:
He wants to know if she can milk.
And make his bread and batter,
And go to meeting without silk.
To make a "how and flutter."
He'd like to know if it would hart
Her hand to take a stitches ;
Or sew the battens on bis shirt,
Or aukea pair of breeches.
Or, Prepare for Changes.
Heigh-ho r said the old shepherd, as
ne sat himself down to give me his ac
count of the village: "heigh-ho. Master
Charles !" said he, "strange changes take
place in the world. When I left the vil
lage, the squire Was living in the great hall
the minister resided at the parsonage.
Madam Bloxidge dwelt at the old house
with the shrubbery, and the captain lived
at the white cottage with the bay window,
The squire kept his carriage; the minister
rode on his black cob; Madam Bloxidge
drove a pony, and the captain walked on
foot; he was one. of the best walkers in
the parish. , But when I came back again,
things were sadly altered, for the squire
bad sold his estate : the minister was dead ;
Madam had left the neighborhood to live
in .London, and the captain had gone
abroad. The place was hardly like what
it was before; but all earthly things are
given to change. Summer goes and win
ter comes, and fruits and flowers may be
looked for, and not found.
"When I left the Grange, Farmer Dyke
was prospering at the tarm, and seldom
did his wife let any caller at the door go
away without a mug of drink and a crust
Miss Ellen had a color in her cheek like a
rose, and the farmer's two sons were sober
and industrious young men ; but how was
it when 1 came back again 1 he urange
looked like a deserted place, i he farmer
had been called away from the world ; his
wife could hardly keep the farm together.
There were fewer laborers in the fields, and
fewer flitches of bacon in the cupboard.
Poor little Ellen was in a decline, one of
the sons had taken to bad ways, and the
other was almost ' heart-broken ; I could
have cried like a child, as I entered the
door of the Grange.
"When I called at the cottage to hid
farewell to old Richard Stanley, he said
that it was his birthday. Though his
face was ruddy, his hair was silvery white,
and indeed, no wonder, for he had fourscore
years graven on his brow. 'Shepherd,'
said he, 'you may see the village again,
but you are not likely to set eyes again on
old Richard Stanley. . Come what will,
however, God s time is the best time.
know in whom I have believed. Christ is
my hope : as a poor sinner I look to him
for pardon, and through his merits to be
received into heaven. When X came
again to the village the cottage was shut
up, for old Richard slept in the church
yard. Wherever 1 went, 1 seemed to.
strange faces. ,.-..
W hen I crossed the ferry, on my way
home from the village, bald-headed Joel
was putting the minister, with his little
son and daughter, and the parish clerk,
over the river in his boat Every one of
them appeared to be in good health, and
Joel and the parish clerk shook hands with
me, knowing that I was bound for a dis
tant part of the country. How little did
then think of what would hacnen 1 Well
may we prepare for changes! When I
came back again to the village, a stranger
put me across the terry in the boat; Joel,
and the parish clerk, and the minister and
his son were all dead. One after another
they had been swept away from the world.
"Oh that young people would ponder,
and old people reflect more on the uncer
tainly of life, so that they might be pre
pared for changes which so suddenly take
place ! 'As for man, his days are as grass:
a flower of the field, so be flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it and it is
gone ; and the place thereof shall know it
no more.' Psalm diL 15, 16.
"Sure enough ours is an altered village,
and it should lead us to prepare for yet
greater changes, for the 'time is short'
But there is another and a better world.
To that happy world the world of God
directs our eyes. Let us now seek it
through faith in Christ Let ua trust in
him as our Saviour, knowing that his blood
cleanseth from all sin, and that he is the
way to heaven. Blessed state, where
there are no changes; where those who
meet shall dwell together for ever. From
this time let me seek it with all my heart
Thi Force of Habit. A servant was
sent few days ago, to apprise a surgeon,
who had been attending his master, that
the poor gentleman died in the course of
the morning. The servant on meeting the
surgeon, deliverd his melancholy message
follows; "Please, sir, master's compTi-
mf nU, and he s dead." m ;
A Horrible Disclosure.
Most of those who notice such occuren
ces will remember the recent publication of
a murder in Highland county, Va, in which
a Mr. Sheridan was the victim and a young
negro man the culprit, tne negro was
tried, convicted, and hung. ' The following
narrative of facts presents an appalling se
quel to the story :
Sheridan was a highly educated Irishman,
about twenty-one years of age, who arrived
in Highland county from New York about
a year previous. In a short time he mar
ried a widow Wiley, who was living with
her children, five or six in number, on
farm near Wilsonville. After his marriage,
Sheridan became intemperate in his habits,
and living unhappily with his wife. At
this time, it is stated, the murder was
committed by the negro, who made con
fession previous to his execution. Hit con
fession implicates Mrs. Sheridan and her
daughter as instigators of the deed, and
contains some things too shocking for pub
lication. The mother and daughter, how
ever, were arrested on Monday week, and
committed for triaL Mrs. S. is about thir-tv-flvA
vm of so-e. and the daughter sev-
teen. They are quite independent in their
circumstances, very respcciaDiy connected,
and have heretofore sustained irreproacha
ble characters. According to the negro's
statement Mrs. Sheridan sent him to look
for her husband and bring him home, he
being absent on a spree. He went to sev
eral places and at last found him, and easi
ly persuaded him to return home. Mrs.
Sheridan and family immediately left the
house, as she alleges, to avoid seeing - her
nusband. the negro furnished Sheridan
with more liquor, and when he was com
pletely drunk, proceeded to murder him.
This he accomplished by twisting a rone
around his neck with a stick until his neck
was broken. The murderer then left the
house, and after attending to various jobs
of work in the neighborhood, returned
three or four hours later and carried the
body to the place where it was found.
Westminster Clock Bell.
Late London papers describe a bell
which has been cast in the North of Eng
land, destined to be placed in the Clock
Tower of Westminster Hall, in London.
At the last dates, the bell had not reached
London. On its transportation to West
Hartlepool, whence it was to be shipped
to London, it had to be brought on Sunday,
on account of its size not admitting its pass
ing any tram which it might meet on the
Its weight is 15 tons, 18 cwt, I gr
and 8 lbft or less than two hundred weight
short of sixteen tons. Il is nearly half as
heavy again as the great bell of Yorkmin-
ster; is more than twice the weight of that
of Oxford ; and nearly three times as hea
vy as ihe large bells of Exeter, Lincoln
and St Paul's. Its thickness at the sound
bow, where the hammer strikes it is 99
inches. Its composition is 1 parts of tin
to 22 of copper, and it was melted twice to
secure a perfect alloy. The metal is much
harder than is usual in modem bells, the
proportion of the two metals being adopt
ed, after trying experimental bells of metal
in various proportions. Its tone we sup
pose has not yet been heard. Ihe Clock
Tower on which it is to be placed in an
open part of the spire, is 32 feet in height
Before being raised to this elevation, it is
to be hung for
trial at the foot of the
The above paragraph was prepared from
facts derived from papers received by the
Canadian, from the Timet of the 16th,
since received, we learn that while the
ponderous bell was raised upon shears at
the Hartlepool new dock, for the purpose
of being placed on board ship, for trans
portation to London, the shears gave way,
and the bell fell with a crash into the ship,
carrying away foremast, bowsprit, &c and
nearly sinking the ship. Fortunately, it
being high tide, the ship was kept afloat
untushe could be towed to the outer basin.
where she was run upon the sands.
It was hoped the bell had suffered no
injury, but the tact could not then be as
certained. Why it was thought expedient
to place the bell on the flats, where no ves
sel of sufficient burt hen to take it on board
would lie, in preference to its being per
mitted to sink by the side of the dock, is a
matter which is not explained. Bottom
Advertiser. .... .. , - c
Fearful Case of Somnambulism.
A Pittsburg paper furnishes the partic
ulars of a fearful case of somnambulism,
that recently occured at a private residence.
The account says:
Hearing footsteps upon the stairs about
midnight, and suspecting burglars might
be about the premices, the gentleman rose
from his bed and took down a double bar
reled gun, with which in his hand he pro
ceeded to the door opening into the halL
Reaching the door, he apulied Lis ear to I
the key hole and heard what he thought a
rustling of garments upon the stairs. Has
tily drawing a chair to the door he step
ped npon it and inserted the gun though
the trausom. Just then the thought occur
ed to mm mat it mignt De bis daughter.
who some time previously was addicted to
walking in her sleep. 'Passing out into
the hall with the gun still in his hand, to
be used in case circumstances warranted it,
he found the apartment entirely vacant, and
lighting a lamp, he then ascended the stairs.
Imagine his surmise and terror on lontrno
out of the chamber wiudows to see among
the branches of a tall tree which grew
there, his daughter, dressed in her night ha
biliments and seemingly utterly unconcious
ot her perilous position. - Without utter
ing a word or making a sound calculated
to frighten her he stepped out of the win
dow himself, and winding one arm tightly
about the waist of the sleeping girl, he
with great exertion managed to regain the
hall with his precious burthen. The sur
prise of the young lady when she awoke
and waa infomed of her nerilous adventure
can be better imagined than described.
In youth the appetite for fame ia strong
est It m cruel and inhuman to withhold
the sustenance which is necessary to the
growth, if not the existence, of genius:
sympathy, encouragement commendarion.
How to Maxb Maatrc. The' otilr
source of profit in raising pork, has heeu in
the facilities afforded for nuiirig manure.
After carting out the manure from any hog
yard in the spring, I give the surface a
slight covering of turf, muck leaves. Or
anything that will absord the liquid part
of the manure.... This will be rooted over
and thoroughly mixed in a few days, when
I give it another coating, which will soon
be composted in the same, manner as the
first I continue adding, as before, through
the season, and the next spring, I have a
large quantity , of valuable compost, which
would have been lost if I had added noth
ing to the yard. I consider this 'eompos -more
valuable than, the same quantity of
stable manure for corn land, and I should
not be much Afraid to apply other crops
besides com. I have seen many intelligent
farmers, who leave their hog yards aa bare as
the street, and nearly as unprofitable, as far
as manure is concerned, when, by adopting
the above plan, ten loads might be made
where one is made now. Farmers think of
these things. There may be others who
can propose a better plan than the abovej
if so, I would be glad to hear from them. 1
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Morals or Hsathasism. Rev. Eh
Leonard, in a late address, said When
Dr. Wade returned to this country the first
time, I asked him if the heathen had any)
consciousness of sin and guilt f - He an
swered, yes. They know it is wrong' to
8 teal and to lie, and yet they are constant-1
ly in the habit of doing both. , He fur-i
ther stated; I once read the first epistle,
of Romans io a group of Bunnans, when
one of them said : "You Wrote thai on pur-'
pose for us." He saw: his own. character
and that of his people, as the apostle saw
and described it" -
Smiles auto Frowns. Which will yon
do smile, and make your household han
py, or be crabbed, and make all those young
ones gloomy, and the elder ones miserable
The amount of happiness yon can produce
is incalculable, if you show a smDhng face,"
a kind heart, and speak pleasant words. '
Wear a pleasant countenance ; let joy beanf
in your eyes, and glow on your forehead.
There is no joy luce that which springs
from a kind act or pleasant deed ; and yon
will feel it at night when yon' rest, ia the! '
morning when yon rise, and though . th
day when about your business.
The Soul. What is there to surriva.
the age! That which the age has little
thought of, but which is hving in ua aU
the SouL the immortal Spirit ' Of this,'
all ages are the unfolding, and h is great
er than alL We must feeL in the contem
plation of the vast movements of oar own
and former times, as if we were ourselves
nything. I repeal it, we are greater than
alL we are to survive our age. to com
prehend it and to pronounce its sentence.
As yet, however, we are encompassed with
darkness. The issees of our time, how ob-
scure i The future into which it opens, whsf
of us can foresee! To the, father of all
I commit this future with humble
yet courageous and unfaltering hope.
Charming. , . ,
Faith. Faith, according to St Paul, i
the means by which the whole being of the
believer his intellect, : his heart and bis
will enter into possession of the salvation'
which the incarnation of the Son of God
has purchased for him. ' Jesus Christ is.
apprehended by faith, and henceforth be-,
comes everything for man, and in man.
He imparts a divine life for human nature ;
and man thus renewed, disengaged, from
the power of selfishness and sin, has new;
affections, and does new works." Faith
(says the Theology in order to express these'
ideas) is the subjective appropriation of
the objective work of Christ . If faith, is
not an appropriation of salvation it is no
thing, the whole Christian economy is disw
turbed, the sources of new life are sealed
up, and Christianity is "overturned at its
base. J Avbigne. x '' '! j1
The Dead Child. Few things appear1 '
so beautiful as a young child in its shroud.
The little innocent face looks so sublime
ly simple and confiding amidst the cold
terror of death. Crimeless and fearless,
that little mortal has passed along under
the shadow. There is death in its sublim
est and purest image; no hatred, so hy
pocrisy, no suspicion, ne care for the mor
row ever darkened that little face; death
has come lovingly npon it; there-is no
thing cruel or harsh in its- victory. - The
yearnings of love, indeed, cannot be sti-,
fled ; for the prattle and smile all the lit
tle world of thoughts that were so delight
ful are gone forever. Awe, too, will over-'
cast ns in its presence, for the lonely voy
ager; for the child has gone, ample and
trusting, into the presence of an aUwise Fa-,
ther; and of such, we know, is the king-"
dom of heaven. " 'l ' " '
. . r
"Louder !" A man lately went to the
Post-Office, and patting his mouth up to'
the delivery-box, cried out, "Loader r:
The clerk, supposing the man to be deaf,
and that he was making a request of him
speak louder so that he could hear, ask-'
him in a very loud tone the name of the
person for whom he wanted the letter. " ,
"Louder f cried the man. '
"What name P yelled the clerk.
"Louder T again bawled the man who
now supposed the clerk to be deaf.
The clerk took a long breathy and with
his might again bawled out in the
man's face the same question, "What'
naraeP This was done m so load a tone
that the echo seemed to return from the
The maa started back a alarm, shoat
ing to the top of his big lungs: - "Low :
derl Sir! Louder 1 I told you Louder!,.
name is nothing else r
"Oh. ah! oh, hoF said the clerk, "roar
name is Louder, eh! Didn't think of that!
here's your letter; Mr. Louder, here's your
letter Wakigto Star. ' ' ; '
Horrible Death. Oregon papers state
that Captain Bowman, of the ninth regf
ment U. a A, stationed the Yakima
V.1W. meant! became insane, and escap
from bis fveads, who were taking him,
the Dallas. His body was afterwards
found, partly devoured by wild Deest an'3
frightfully disfigured. " --' V T'tn-im j

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