AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL . ABVERTIE; -h,
ALEM- B. TATE,- Publislicr
' "Trj froldniid Trim tho Torch of Truth and Wavoit, o'or tho darkonod Earth "
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bxoomsburg; Columbia cowjry; p.a., Saturday, jxjne 27, 1837.
runuaiinn r.vnuv s vrtmtiAY stunNtNci.
?n filoomslmrg, Columbia Couuly, I'a,
Oitice. huh?, ncio h rich Jluililing, op
" posifcthe jZxchane,by si'lf of the C6UH
Jlaifse," Democratic Head Quarters.''
1 Tonus or lUDscnii'rio.v.
Cl.oO In iterance, for ona copy, for Hi laoatUa.
1,75 In lulvnnao, forono cony, Ana year,
2,0(1, If witMntlio Brit tlirco mcr.thj.
2,55 If not iJ within tho fint aix months.
J,J0 If not puiJ nlUiln the yeat.
E7rNo aulmrlptlon taken for loea than nix month,
ft'itl no papuriHjcuutlufJ until nil arrenragcisualt
" ICrOMinnry ml?orlisotne'nt Inurtcd and Job
work executed, iu the ostabllihoil prkca,
: Select PncUiL
An Invitation to tho Country.
BY WILLIAM C BRYAfilV
All1if , from phrubR ly out ajnimer dwtlltDg,
Til Ilnlcr ,i!parrrpv rcpcati ill ?onjf j
A rue fry wnrblf rf he cbiiles tb b lortonif .
TI10 lJ!e b'Avtoiri, thai tteep 'lo'lotf.
aiThcbtuo bi rJ cliiMt, Vroin'tti t elm't Innc bra nth i
A by 111 ti to w el 03 a e th buittlf ntr f nr,
' The joyiV jrlrij wjririeri ffom' fleM toToreit,
Anit uuflljr w'hifperi. ttis Bpr D le lift!
'Came daitjliter ruin?, rromtit 'oorny city,
llcfote tiiet'j lay, (toliithe clin Invn cie4j
Tim violet breatliri by our ttoor ai sweetly
Asln tho air ofbtr nattv Hiit.
Though many a fliwer In the wood 11 wakinf ,
The iforTddil ) our doot'Siile iueen;
Qbe pache npwarit thevward nlreajy.8
To ipot with auofhina the early iueen.
Ui h)i eojoyamai tbeie aro WHtLlO'l
from wiry prison in tualden'i bower I
N 1 ptmper-M bliu(ii of the ?rf ro liome cliauiber
llti half the chirm of the lawu'i flfii flower.
Tot tlcae iwprt liyt ofllie early araaon,
AnJilti fair ?ij(hii cf iti "ny ilaj 1,
' Are only iwcet ivhn vnt fon.lly liiin
And only Tiir when we fondly gn.
iv There 1 no glnry in tier or h'nraom
!Til louko'l i on by a tlnj ty i
Taare It no fru4runca In April liritr?e
2tll fcredllied wiiU Joj ai tiny wanOtr by.
Co'ni, J ilit '''Hr for, ttisep routine w tllowi,
The opinin; A iwer. an1 the elfaniliig brooke.
Xnit itoflnwii ;rren In the suit rtrc waltln
Their dowir of brntty Ifom thy jlud looka,
f emale Bible BocUlw
. loll THE COLU.liui'A DEMOCRAT.
. OF TIIE
Blaomsburg Fcmalo" Bible Society,
l 11 'Tit- At fitr iixiing jfyrit 'lK, 18J7. '
Wd rendered no lleport last year to our
J'aro'it Kociuty,-liut although not cominu
nicating v.'ith her, no were following in her
footsteps. Tho number of 15'ibles and Te3.
'tame tits distributed by sales and gifts,
" principally th6 f. rmcr, excccdt;d that of
any previous year, whilo many who were
furnished with tlio Word of Life, had it in
their henrts to (;ivo of tbeir moiinsio supply
''Ihd'wfintVbf fther.". This year we havo
rcccwcd aril increnscd eaiisi'of gratitude
to Him who has prospered our work boyon'l
tho nicasuro of tticce3S at any previous time
vouchsafed it, for His fostering caro. A
Sut,day Sclr.ol in tho vicinity, too poor to
purchase, lias received a gift of T-ertament,
iiufovv Bibles and Tcstanioi U have lecn
Aostowcd- gratuitously up-1!! individuals,
- whilo tho amount received by titles und
"donati ns leaves a larger sum in tho hands
of tho Treasurer thin has ever beoh' held
before. Tlio visitors of last year, s well
( iboso who Imvo gone through thoTcrious
districts which subdivided our .ground,
during the present, report iheir reccpiion,
. with few exceptions, at least polite, wh lo
not a few are over ready to bid them "God
( ."peed" in their work of labor and love.
A ,few ltomanists have refused to receive
the Word offered, but lliero aro fewof this
j class in our neighborhood, 'J Lo number
of volumes given .is &uiall,tas few families
unable to givo something, aro found desti
tute A poor, bed-riddon womau, whom
two of our managers found with a well
worn Testament lying on her pillow, ac
cepted gratefully, and appejred to apprc
ciate, tho gift of a Bible.
Thofifth annual mooting of tho Society
was held on Friday evening, June 12th,
bnd the following officers chosen oi tho
President Miss Harriet Rupert.
Hie President Mrs, S. A. Tctrikin.
"S((,aurij Mrs, Anm It. Drake,
Ticasuier Mis Amelia D. Webb.
let Diit. Mrs. Ludwis, Miss 11. Shnrplcss.
.. ;. T f 1I!..'!U..1.,.I,.II
IU1SS XVUpK, iUiaa AUUiiUtUiia...
Mrs. Lutz, Aliss M. Wells.
Mrs. Wolf, Mis? J, Ifamsay.
,Mi'B. Hughes, Miss J. Vance.
Miss Boone. Miss Vannatta.
Mrs. Ooodrieh, Miss Fornwald.
Mrs..T. Thornton, Miss 81oan,
4 th "
A meeting of tho Society was appointed
for June 20th", for tho purpose of receiving
lh lteports of (ho Managers. Previous
t.i t'tal time tbiladii will .all uponthoso
living in their feoyor.il districts, and wo
trust tlioy will bo rocclvod with interest
nnd liberality in somo degrco oomraensu
ralo with llio impojjanco of their work.
' On Sunday, he MJiinst ,irt aceOrdarioo
with a promise previously made, the" Hev,
Mr. Torronec, Agont'fiir Iho Pennsylvania
Biblo Society, visited Bloomsburg, and
presented tlio claims of tho Biblo Work
upon the attention" of our people. A largo
number rrict him In 'ihb Court House, and
truly it was pleasant to bo there.
that o wero indeed, to use tho expressive '
word bf'lho speakor.ft "uuit" in this groat .
cause. Whil6 each of us loves tho cburcii I
cf his choii'd and adoption with its "pecu-
liaritlcs," it is rcvorthcless most refreshing 1
to meet upon tho common ground of lovo i
for that wonderful Uook accepted as tho f
ono only infallible rule of f ith and lifo by
every ono, of whatever name, who looks '
rr ..l..i!i,n fi h;, i, l,nU l.nl,(' '
all " with a price." Wo wero carried back !
to tho period when half a lifo time was re
quired to produce a single volume of the
Word of Life. Further on-in tho pa-ro of
history) wo wcro shown him, wh", by a
laborious process, prouuecu by moats of
the first rude type, thrco books exactly
alike, and (or the power of presenting this
uniformity v;0.8 imprisoned, because tho
ignorance of those days could atlributo
what.wcs regarded as a.miraclco nothing
but witchcraft. Now tho labor' of almost
an existence is compressed in a.irinuto's
work, anil fifty-seven millions (57,000,000)
of volumes, through tho agencies of tho
British and Foreign, and Iho American
Bible Societies, shed the beams of spiritual
light, and oust abroad tho seeds of life, to
uiuko glad and fruitrul, what had hitherto
been dark and dead. "Tho knowledge of
Iho Lord sfiull cover tho earth, as tho wa
ter's cover tho great deep." When only a
few ycar'i ago, I!ihi p Wbito and Dr. 1'il-
more, who havo gone to their re3t, Dr.
Meyer, still spired, and tlio honored t'ra
sidci.t cf tlio I'eiinxylvaiiia Socioty, with a
lew others, sit in a private room ti consult
together, and deviso mcms to supply tho
destitute uround l'hibidelpbia alone, with
the Dible, how little dia they dream tht
so toon would bo seen what our day pre
sents to view! Men of 'faith and lovo they
were, but they saw not as wo tee, how largo,
a portion of the earth tho spiritual waters
Tho 'fpeikcr interested, end instructed
us by -examples and illustrations df awn
from his own ob.-ervjtion and experience",
and more than ono heart, wo trust, was
uloved to detcrmino to do more for tho
cause than heretofore, not striving to
meet tha wants of our own neighborhood
only, but to assist iu sun;!yim' others still
We hava given a vory meagro synopsis
of tho most interesting address of Mr. Tor
ronec. It cannot convey to those who
wcro not present a tithu of tho mtcicst
with which wo listeued to it, but it niy
recall to tho'c who were, some of the pleas
ing impres-ion of that pleasant occasion.
May his laborforus bo productive of much
At on -adjourned, meeting of tho Society,
held on Monday afiernoou, Mr. Torrenco
met with us, and gave us much interesting
and useful information concerning tho cause
in which wo were engaged. Ho also spoke
of a meeting held in Espy, and ol tho
readiness and liberality with which tho
ladies thero at ouco (ormed a committee
and tntcicd upon the work. 'I hey will
co opcrato with thoie of Blouuisburg, form
ing a part of our Auxiliary.
A resolution was offered and passed,
that the lleport of tho Society for last year,
with tho matter subjoined, be published in
one or mora of tho papers of Bluomsburg.
Adjourned to meet Juno 29tb.
tSy When tho veil of death has been
drawn between us and tho objects of our
regard,how quick-sighted do wo become to
their merits, and how bitterly do tvo then
remember words or looks of unkiudncss
may have escaped us in our inter-
wt.Ml.p'm. ITnw n.rf.fnl should such
thoughts render us in fulfillment of those
offices performed! For who can tell how
soon tho moment may arrive when repen-
tanco cannot bo followed by reparation.
t& A writer says of gills : "Lovely,
pure, innocent, ingenuous, unsuspecting,
full of kindness to brothers, babiec, aud
everything, what a pity they should over
beoome wpraen, flirts, and heartless coquet
jC6y- Hannah Moorso said to Horace
Walpole i If I wanted to punish an
enemy, it should bo fastening upon him
the troublo of hating lomobody,"
L 0 i 11 g , a 11 (1 r i,n 11 i ng.
LOVE AFTER MARRIAGi.
BY TIIE AUTHOR OF' THE " COTTAGE I.N
THE OPEN," " SEXSIBIMTV," &C.
1 C3TlSt!i'D j i
"Then why do you attend parties if
yu " not llI0 t,10m ' 1
"Jsccauso ilr. Wcstbury tUinks it proper 1
lliat 1 '
A,ld so Sou"a t0 him,'liko miss to her
PaPa and mamma, to ask him what you
nmst do Bai.d Mr3' Cunnihgham, laugh-1
ivS- "This is delightful, truly! Hut for
mJ Part' I'caonot M0 why 1 liavo nok 03 1
eooJ a ri8ht ia CKPco1 Kd'a''(1 ' con'orm f
t0 !3liesi a h h&s 030 to ,
conform to bis. And so Wastbury makes
? 6. whethcr yu liko !t or' n3t !" I
"No, indeed," said Mrs. Wcstbury, " I J
never expressed to him my aversion to'
&oinS not "wishing him to feel as if I wcre
making a' groat sacrifice, in complying with
" Well, this' U pretty, and dutiful, and
delicate," said Mrs. Cunningbam, .laugh
ing again, "But I dori't.sct up for a pat
torn wife, and if Edward, and 1 get along
so well as people in gencralj I shall be sat
isGcdr But to 'turn "fo' something else.
How do you like Miss Eldou f"
" I am not at all acquainted with her,"
" You havo met her several times'," said
" Yes, but havo" never conversed with
her. Her sppcarancc is greatly in her
favor. I think her very beautiful."
" Sho is called so," siid Mrs. Cunning.
, ham ; " but somehow I don't liko her looks.
To tell the plain truth, I can't endure her,
I she is no vain, and artful, and self-compla
'1 have not tho least acquaintance with
her," repeated Julia ; " but it wero a pity
so lovely a faeo fhould not be accompanied
by on amiable huirt. Ari you much ac
quainted with her 1"
"Not personally; indeed 1 rover con
vened with her for ten minutes in my
" i hen you may be mistaken in think
ing her vain and artful," said Mrs. West-
Ii, I've, sscn enough to satisfy mq
i to tllat point,1 said Mrs. Cunning-
ham, " When a young lady-exerts herso'f
to'engross tho attention of newly-married
men, and when .sho locks so self-Satisfied
at success, I want nothing more," She cau
havo no delicacy of feeling sho must bo a
crquette of the worst kind,"
It was cow Mrs. Wostbury's turn to
change tho .subject of conversation, and
simply remarking " that we should bo ex
tremely careful how wo judge of character
hastily," sho askt;d somo questions that
drovo Miss L'ldou from Mrs, Cunningham's
mind. Soon alter tho visitor departed,,
and Julia returned to her clumber.
In, tho evening, when Mr. Wcstbury
came in, he found Julia reading; but she
immediately laid down her book, and re
sumed her work, Sho thoughMt quite as
impolite to pursue the solitary pleasuro of
reading whilo her husband-was sitting by,
as.to havo dono so wilh any other cotnpt
nion ; and sho knew no reason why ho was
not as much entitled to civility as a stran
ger or common acquaintance. It was not
long beforp .Mr. Wcstbury inquired "what
book had engaged her attention." It was
Dr. Itusscll's Palestine.
-"It is a dclightful work," said Julia
" I havo just read an extract from Cha
tcaubr'und, lhat I think ono of tho most
elegant passages 1 ever mot with."
"I should liko to hear it," said Mr.
Westbury, Julia opened hor book, and
tho passage lost nono of its beauty by her
reading, Sho read the following'
" When you travel in Judea, tho heart
is at first fillod with profound melancholy.
wnen, passing, rou. 6o muuu toboutuue,
tomldlcss spaco opens before you, this
fccl.iDS a & h "d you ex.
perieneu a 6ecrct awe, which, so far fro'ii
depressing the soul, imparts lifo, .and clo-
vales th,c! goniu?. Extraordinary appocr-
anccs every wLcro proclaim a land teeming
with miracles. Tbo burning sun, tho tow-
cring caglo, tho barren fig tree, all tho
noctr7. all tho nicturcs of Scrinfuro aro
here. Every namo commemorates a mys
tcry, every grotto announces a prediction,
every hill ro-cchoc3 tho accents of a pro
phot, God himself has spoken in tbeso
regions, dried up rivers, ront ho rooks,
and opened tho grave, Tho defert f till
annears mu'o with terror, and vott would
imanipo that it had ncvor presumod to in -
torrupt tho fcilor.ee, it hid hoard tbotawfulj
voico of tho eternal.''
Julia closed' tho volume, nd Mr. AVeSt
bury, nftor bestowing just praise on tho j
extract sho. lu'd rend,, took up'thp work,il
and proposed, to- road if J-ho would JiSo. .
Sho thanked him, and an hour was very ,
( pleasantly spent in this manner. A lit'le
timo.was occupied in remarking on what i
had boon rc.ad, when,. after a, short tilonco,
Mr. .AVestbury inquired of Julia, " whether ,
si'0 saw muoh of Mrs. Cunningham;''
"Not a great deal," was Julia's answer, j
" Jiho vs hero this morning V said Jlr.
." She was," replied Julia'.
I)0 you intend to be intiniato; with
her!" inquired Mr.' Wcstbury.
"I havo no intention about.it," said
Julia; " but prcsumo. I never shall, as I
fear our views and tastes will prove- very
"'1 m happy to 'hoar you say so," said
Mr. Wcstbury; "lam not prepossessed
in her' favor, and greatly doubt whether
an intimacy with her would bo salutary.
Such a person as jI conceive her to be,
should bo nothing moro than an acquaint
ance." Nothing more was added, on tho subject,
and Julia wondered, though sho did not
ask, what had given her husband so unfav
orable an impression of 'Mrs. Cunningham's
character. The truth was, ho overheard
tho conversation of th6 morning, which ho
would havo frankly confessed, to bis wife,
but for a kind of dclicicy in her feelings,
as ho had heard her remarks as well as
thoso of Airs. Cunningham'. -lie knew
that it was not quite Iionor.iblo to listen to
.conversation without 'tho knowledge of
tho parties ; but he could not close tho
library door without betraying his proxim
ity; bo wished not to see Mrs. Cunningham;
ho therefore ri-mainod quiet, and hoard
thoir whole colloquy.
A few days after this circumstance oc
curred, cn invitation to another p irty u;as
received. Mr. Wcstbury looked at the
card first, and handing it to Julia, said .-
" I would liavu you aot your pleasure
with regard to accepting this invitation."
" It will be my p'easure," said Julia,
hesitatiug and coloring ajitlle " it will
be my pleasuro to, consult yours."
" 1 havo' litllo ch' ice about it," said Mr.
Wcstbury, " and if you prefer declining to
aorcpt.iui it, 1 would havb.you do so."
''.htifl you attend it?" asked Julia,
whilo a shade of Mixioty passed over her
Certainly not unless you do,"' Mr.
" Then," said Julia, if it bo quito as
agreeable to you, 1 had a thousand times
rather fpend it at homej alono with" she
cheeked herself, coloring crimson, and left
tho sentonco unfinished'
Tho morning after the Ipvcc, Mrs. Wcst
bury was favored with another call from
" Why, on earth, wero you not at Mrs.
IJ 's last night" asked fho almost as
soon as she entered tho houso. " You can
imagino nothing more splendid and de
lightful than everything was."
" You wero thero then ?" said Julia.
" Yc, certainly though I went quito
lato. Edward was tick of a violent head
ache, cn! I was obliged to seo him safely
in bed beforo I could
would havo tempted mo to miss it."
"How is Mr. Cunningham this morning?"
" Muoh better though rather languid,
ns is usual aftcr'sueh an attack. But I
camo in on an errand this morning, and
must despatch business, as I am sofaowhat
in haste. Mrs. T is to givo a splendid
party next week by tho way, havo you
received a card yet?"
"I havo not," said Julia;
"Neither havo I but wo both shall.
I want to preparo'a dress for tho occasion,
aud oauie in to look at ihe ono you wore at
Mrs, Parker's, as I. thing of having some
thing liko it.
Mrs. Westbury was about to ring tbo
bell, and have tho dress brought for her
visitor's inspection, but Mrs. Cunningham
Istopt her by saying,
"No, no do not send for it. Let mo
go with you to your wardrobe, I may sco
somcthiii' clso that Hike.''
j Mrs. Wfstbury complied, and thoy went
I up stairs together. Mrs. Cunningham was
delightfully frco in examining tho articles
exposed to her viow, and oxpr S3cd such
warm admiration of many of thorn, sueh
on ardent doslro to possess tlio i)o, mat it
I was rather difficult to forbear telling her
' that thoy wero at her service. Tlio blond
mantle, with a bluo border, flruck hor
1 fanoy particularly, and Mrs, Weflbury
begged, her to accept it, say'mg, "tbajUhot article. Tho' conlchtsof tb6 nicompanying
fhould probably jlcv6r wear it again, as tho i bos wcro" solcctcd, not for thdirdutrinsie
eoler was not a fivoiilo with hor husband." , valuer or. plcndiir, but Ueoauso they cor
Mrs., Cunningham hastened homo, do- respond so well with Mr.. Wcstbury's:
lighted with her acquisition, and immo- j stylo of dress and b'oauly, If sho will wear
tliatcly .hastened to'hcr chamber, to which' them to MrdT 'a she' -will gratify tho
hor husband was still confined by indisposi-J giver,"
tioDj to display to him her prize. Julia openodi tho bos, and a set of bean-
"Sco what a. beautiful littles affair that" tiful pearls met her view. "How dilioate,
doar Airs. AVestbury has given me,'' sho j bow kind, and how cold he is!" thought
cried. "Howluok-y for mo thatMri WtEt
bury donjl. liko bluo clso I should not havo
got it, I supposo, though, sho could spare
this, and fifty other things as well as not.
Why, Edward, you don't know what a de
lightful wardrobo sho has 1 Really, you
must indulgo-mo a littlo moro. in this way,
"I am sure no ono looks better dressed
than yourself, I.uey," said Mr. Cunning
ham, in a languid voice.
"O, I try to mauo tho most of every
thing I have," said Mrs. Cunningham, 'but
really, Edward, Mrs. Wcstbury, has twice
as much of all sorts of "apparel ns 1 have."
"Aod.her'husband has moro than four
times as much property as 1 have," answer
ed Mr., Cunningham,
"Supposing ho ha-," said his wife, "that
need mako co diltcrenco in the articlo of
dress. And then her houso is charmingly
furnished every part of it. I was in her
chamber, just now, and, it looks elegantly.
iivcry tutng in it is ot tlic richest and
beautiful kind. I dcclaro I almcst envied
her so. many luxuries.."
In due time Mrs. T 's invitation was
received, and this it was Mr. Wcstbury's
wish that Julia sHouId accept.' Without
manifesting tho !cat reluctance ehe con
sented, and Mr. Wcstbury wont S3 far as
to thank her for hor cheerful compliance
with his' wishes. This' was a very slight
courtesy, but there was something in Mr.
Wcsfbuty's voico when he f poke, that went
straight to Julia's heart, and bIio left tlio
room to conceal tho 'fctrong emotion excited
by so very trivial a cause. ".Sho certainly
strives to pleise mo, be tho motive what it
may," thought Mr. Wcstbury, when left
nlor.o "and though I cannot love her,
honor ; nay, gratitudo, demands that I
make, her as happy as circumstances w.ll
allow.'1 Ho took a pen, and hastily writ-
ins a few lines, enclosed a bank note of
co' tiderablo value and left the littlo packet
on her work-table, that sho might sco it as
soon as sho returned. Ho then loft the
house. When Julia resumed her seat by
the table, tho packet was the first thing
that attracted her notice. Sho hastily
opened it, and rcsd as follows :
"As Mrs Wcstbury is too delicate and
reserved ever to unke known a want, she
may have many which aro unthought of
by him who is bound to supply them
Will she receive tho enclosed, not as a gift,
but as her right? Perhaps 'iTncw dress
may be wantod for T 'a levee ; if not tho
enclosed can meet sgnio cf these calls on
benevolence, to which report sayi Mrs
W'cstbUry'd oar i3 ever open. And if Mrs,
Wcstbury will so far ovcrcomo her timid
delicacy, as freely to inakq kuown her
vauts whenever they occur, sho will greatly
obligo her husband."
Julia pondered long on this note. It
was ceremonious aud cold cold enough 1
yet not so frozen a3 the only oro sho had
received from him. Perhaps it was his way
of letting her know that he wished her to
dress more elegantly and expensively." 'I
will aot rcniain in doubt; I -will know ex
plicitly, thought sho and taking n pen,
sho wrote tho following :
' ''Mr. Wcstbury is so munificent in sup
plying every want, that his wife has nono
to mako known. If there is any particular
dress that would gratify Mr.. Wcstbury's
tasto. Mrs. Westburv would esteem it a)
groat favor; would ho namo it, and it
would bo her delight to furnish herself so-1
cordingly. Sho accepts with gratitude,
not as her rieht. as a cift. tho vcrv liberal
sum enclosed in Mr. Wcstbury's noto."
Julia placed her note on .Mr. Wcstbury's
reading-desk iu tho library, and felt an al
most feverish impatience to hayo an an
sworj cither vorbal or written. For moro
than on entiro day, hotfbvar, sho was doom
od to remain insuspenso, as her husband
,in ado no allusion either to his noto or her
own, though tho ono sho laid on his desk
disjppcarcd on his first visit to tho library.
But her suspense at length terminated.
On goiug to her chamber sho observed a
'littlo box on her dressing.tabloi On rais
' ing It, sho discovered a noto that was placed
j beneath it. Tho note ran thus
".Mr. AVestbury highly approves tho elo
j ganf simplicity of Airs. AA'estbury's Btylo
' of dress, and in cousultiug her own tasto,
1 tho will undoubtedly gratify blm. Ho has
yet but onea reon her wosr an unbecoming
she. "U, how trifling tho valuo of tbeso
gems, compared to one particle of bis love I
Yet for bis sako I will wear them not
as my adoring may that over bo tho or
nament, of a meek aud quiet spirit, but as
proof of my desire in, all thipgs to plcaso
lira, and meet faia iipprobation,"
Mrs. T 's wore Gllod well with tho
elegant and fashionablo, ou tho evening
on which,hcr Jipuso was opened to reccivo
company. But tho heart of Julia was not i
in such scenes. The moro she saw of fash
ionablo lifo the ks3 sho liked it. Emula
tion, envy, destruction, and dissiraulali u
obtruding themselves on her notice, amid
gaiety and splendor. Her, conscientious
scruples as to tho propriety of, thus mixing
with the world, increased rather than di
minished, "I promised," thought sho whilo
sho was Burvcyjng tho gay nssembly "I
promised, in all things lawful, to obey my
husband but is this lawful for me! It is
my duty it is my pleasuro to comply with
all his wishes, where superior duties do not
fordid, but it is' tdlowablc for mo to try to
plcaso him thus! His heart is tho prize I
at which I nlm, but wilt "tho, end sanctify
tho meats!" Can I expect a blessing from
above on my efforts, whilo my conscience j
is not quite clear as to tbo rectitude of tho
path I pursue! Cau I not hive morel ,
courage cnouge to toll him my scrurle ?t.
and dare I not hazard tho consequences 1 ,
Mrs. Wcstbury had not the pain of re
plying M n 'speech from which both her
heart and her judgment revolted, as Mr.
Eveloth at that moment addressed her,.
He soon engaged her in a conversation
svhicb was continued.for an hour, and would
bavo continued still longer, but for a gen
eral movement of the company, which sep
arated them. Not long after. Mr Evelcth
found himself near Miss Eldcn, who was
chatting w'uh two or thrco gentlemen.
Mr. Westbury was standing hard, by, but
his back was toward them, and Mr. Eve
lethdid.not observe him.
"Are you acquainted wjth Mrs. Weft
bury, Miss EldohT' Mir, Evelcth inquired.
"No, pot in tho least," said Miss Eldon,
"and do not wish to be. She looks alto
gethcr too fade for me."
"Padol" said Mr. Evelcth "I fhould
think that tho la't word that would apply
lo Mrs. AVestbury' in any way. She is cer
tainly animated both in countenance and
manner, and sho tilks better tha'n'any'lady
I ever conversed with. Her th mibts have
something of masculine strength and range,
delightfully modified by feminino grace
and delicacy. Her manner is perfectly
ladylike and gentle.
'Every thing sho say3 mustseuod well,'
remarked another gentleman. "Sho has
woman's most potent charm in perfection
a vqice whoso tunes are all musio,"
"Perhaps it is all just as you soy," said
Miss Eldon, "but really, I never saw a
lady that appeared to me moro perfectly
insinid. or less attractive. I hope" but
thetouo of Miss I'.ldon's voico coutradic
ted her words !'l hope her husband sees
her with your eyes, rather han mine'
"I do I will ' thou'j'nt Mr. Wcstbury,
who hud heard all tho conversation, with
a variety of conflicting emotions.- 'Fado !'
reiterated he, as Miss Eldon, uttered tho
word " 'Tis false I" no glanced his
eyes towards Julia, who stood on the op
positosido of tho room, talking with a lady,
Sho was dressed in black, a color that
J finely contrasted with hor pearls, which
proved t. bo vory becoming. Her check
was a littlo flushed,' and her wbolo face
beamine with animation. ') tacio, 'as
j falso l' MiyWcstbury's pride was piqued.
I Julia was Mrs. AVestbury bis wife 1 could
ho patiently hear her thus unjustly spoken
of? How grateful to his feelings were the
remarks of Air. Evelcth! IIow clearly he
read tho feelings of .Miss bldin in'tlio tona
of voice in which sho uttered, her last ro
mark I Ho waited to hear no more, but
mo'vinsr towards a table that was spread
with refrcshmonts, filled a plato and car
ried it to Julia. It was tho first attention
of tho kind ho had overpaid her, and her
face was eloquent indeed, as she looked
up witn a sumo, auu siiu, "tnann, you."
lie ftood by hor a fow mtnutes, niadosomo
common place remarks, even took a grapo
or two from her plato, and then turnod a-
way. It wasunonf tho happiest moments
of Julia s life. I hero waj something in
dcscrjbablo in bis planner, that a delicalo
n,d feeling woman alono could seen or ap
predated, of whioh Julia felt tho full force.
.TO JIB COSTTNUrP. J
.Th6 Littlo BtrangoiT
; V . .
Though a-matj of very strict prineiplc.1,
no, mail ever.cnjoycd a joke mora, than Dr.
Byr, n. Ho had a vast fund of humor, nod
over-day wit, and with children particularly
ho loved tb chat familiarly and draw them
out. As be, was ooo day pMing,into tho
hodso he was accosted by a very litilo boy(
who asked him if ho wanted any eauco,
meaning vegetables. j
Thidoctar inquired jf any such tiny
thing was a market .man. " No, sir, my
father," wa,i tho prcropt answer. Tbd
doctor said, "Bring .me in somo. squashes ;''
and bo passed into Jio house, Bonding out
In n fqw moments tho child returned,
bringing bnok part of tbo change, Tho
doctor told him he was welcome- to it; but
tho child would npt tako it, saying bia
father would bltmc him.
Such singular maimers in a child attrac
ted his attention, and ho began toexntaino
tho child attentjvcly. no wasj evidently
poor j his little jacket ,was pieced, and
patched with almost every kin'd of cloth',
and his trowscrs darned, with so many
colors it was difficult to tell tho original
fabric, but scrupulously neot. and clean
withal. Tho boy quietly endured ho
scrutiny of tbo doctor, while holding him.'
at arms' length and examining his faco
At length ho said ; "You seem a nioo
111110 D0V won t you como ami nvo wita
ma anJ bo ? doctor?" "Yes, sir,' said
tho cbUd-- 'Spoken like n man," said iho
doctor, patting hU bead as ho dismissed"
A few weeks passed on, when ono day
Jira camo 10 Bay tliat iro was a littlo
oy with a bundle downstairs wanting td
6eP. the doctor, aid would not tell his bu3i'
cess to any ono else. "Send him up," was
tho answer'; and in a few moments ho
recognized the boy of tho squashes (but no
squash himself, as wo shall sec.)' Ho was
dressed in a new though coarso "suit of
clothes, his hair very nicely combed, 'his
shoes brushed up, and a little bundld tied
in a homespun checked handkerchief on'
Deliberately taking off bis hat,"and laying
it down with his bundle, he walked Tip to
the doctor, faying, "I havo come, sir.1'
"Cdmo for what, tny" child!" l'T6 livo
with'you and bo a dqc(6r I'1 said thechild
with the utmost naivo o.
Tho first impuiso of tho doctbV was to
laugh iuimodcr.itely ; but the impcttu'rbablo
gravity of tho' littlo thing rather sobered
him as ho recalled bis former conversation,
andhoavowed he fe-ltho needed no addition
to his family,
"Did your father consent to your coming,"
h'o ask'td.' "Yes, sir." "What did' ho
say ?'1 "'I told him yoh 'wanted mo to
como and livo with you and bo' a'doct'or ;
and ho said you was a very good -man, and
I might como as soon as my clothes woro
"And your mother, what did sho say ?"
"She said Dr. Byron would do just what
ho said ho would. Ood had provided for
mow" "And," said lie, "I havo on a pew
suit of elotbej," surveying b'ims'olf, and hero
is another in tho bundle, 'undoing iho hand
kerchief and. displaying them,, with two
littlo shirts white as snow, and a cc'uplo of
neat check aprons, bo carefully folded it
was plain nono but a mother would havo
done it. ,
Tlio sensibilities of tho doctor wcro awa
kened to sco tho undoubting trust 'with
thit poor couplo had bestowed their child
upon hint, and such a child ! His cogita
tions wcro'not long; ho thnught of Alosea
in' tho bulrushes, abandoned io Provjdencej
andj above all, he thought of tho child that,
was carried into Egypt, and -that divino
Savior, who ha'd said "BlcsseiJ bo littlo
children ;" and ho called for tho wifo of
his bosom, saying "Susan, dear I think wo
pray in church that Qcd will bavo raeroy
upon all young1 children ?" " To bo' -suro
we do," said tho wondering wifo; "anil
what then?" "And tho Saviour said,
uAAThosocvcr reoeiveth ono - 611011 little child
in His name, and tako care of him ;" and
from that hour this good couplo recc.rod
him to their hearts and homes.
It did not then occur to them that Us
littlo crcaiurCjthusthrJwa upon their ehai.
ty, was destined t bo their stail and sty
in declining age a protector to thr
daughters and more iban son to themselvc
all this was then unrevcaled; but the
cheerfully rcceivod tho child they believe
Providouco had committed to their oat"
and if ever beneDf enoo was rewarded it w?
in this instance. ,
Truo freedom cnofists in this tha'
eaottmaD. shall do whttcvE htlikos yi'them,
injury to mother.
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