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UY MILTOS IS HIS OLD AGE. Thlt (0611010 and affecting production was but late ly dljcoTorod among the remains of our great epic poet, and is published In tho recent Oxford edition of Wilton's works. London Journal. '. '. ' 1 am old and bllud! 1 " Mon point at me as smitten by God'a frown Anlictod and deserted of my mind Vol 1 uiu not east down. I am weuk, yet strong I murmur not that 1 no longer see Poor, old, and helpless, I the nioro belong, , Father Supreme! to Tlioev ., O in.uclf il One! . When men are fartherest then Thou art most near Whcu friends pass by, my woukuuas auuu, , i Tky I'liarlot I hear. v, , . Thy glorious face v ,2s loaning toward meund its holy light bullies in upon uiy lonsly dwulllng-placo, A ud there is no mure uight. ' On my bended knee 1 recognise Thy purpose clearly shown My vision Thou hu9t dimmed, that 1 uiuy seo 1 thyself Tliysolf aleuo. 1 have nought to fear . This diirkiieHS is the shadow of Thy wing lljiieutU it I am almost sacred hero Can come no evil thing. Oh! 1 seem to stand Trembling, where font of uio'tal ner hnth been, AVi-Hjipjd in tho radiance of Thy sinless band, Which eyo hutli uevur.aouu. Visions' come and go Shapes of resplendent beauty round me throng . From angle Hps I seem to hear the tow Of soft and holy song. II Is nothing now, When heaven is opening on my sightless oyos When airs from Paradisj refresh my brow, The earth lu darkuiiss lies. In a purercllnio ;Mj bjlng Alls with nipt ire waves of thought -.' 'I lu upon my spirit strains sublime -o f?. Break over me unsought. "Jive mo now my lyre! . I feel the aV'rliigs of a gift divine, -Within in.iosoin glows miearthly Are, 1 by no skill of mine. THS OlXPlTEDTRiEND. It must be my cliilJ! ' pi 1 tlio poor , widow wipinif away a tear which ' kIuwIv triuklud down hur w.isied cliei-ks. Tin; re ' is no' other resource. I am too sick to work, and you cannot, sim-ly, eo me and your litilo brother starve Try and beg : H few shillings, and perhaps by the time llut is gofie.l may be bottur Uo, Henry, my dear; I grieve to send you on such an ermnd", but.u must be done." The boy, a noble looking little follow of about ten years, Started up, and throwing his arms about his mother's neck, left the house without a word. ' He did not hear the groan of anguish that was uttered by , his parent as the door closed behind him; and it was well that he did not, for his lil'le heart was ready to break without it. ' It was a bye-street in Philadelphia, and as lie'w.tlked to and fro on the side walk, he , looked first at one person aud then at an other, "as they passed him, but not one . seemed to look kindly on him, and the ' longer he waited, the faster his courage i dwindled away, and the more difficult it became to muster resolutions to beg. The tears were running down his cheeks, but ' nobodr noticed them, or if they did, no- body seemed to eare; for although clean, . Henry looked poor and miserable, and it is " common . for the poor and miserablo to cry! '.:.':. ' ' Every body, seemed in a liurry, and the ' poor boy was quite in despair when at last .. he espied a gentleman who seemed to be .' Very leisurely taking a morning' walk. He V was dressed in black, wore a three corn ered hat, and had a face that was as mild -and benignant ns an angel's. Somehow when Henry looked at him, he felt all his iear vanish at once.and instantly approach 'd him. His tears had ' been flowing so long, that his eyes were quite red and ' swollen, and his voice trembled, but that was with weakness, for he had not eaten . for twentv-lour hours. As Henry with a low, faltering voice, begged for a little , .charity, the centleman stopped, and his kind heart melted with compassion as ho .. looked into the Cur countenance of the poor boy, and saw the deep blush which spread "' all over his face, and listened to the mod eat, humble tones which accompanied his petition, . t "You do not look like a boy that lias . ' been accustomed to beg bis bread," said be, kindly laying his band on the boy's ' shoulder; "what has driven you tft thjs "atep!" ' ,' - 'Jndeed,' answered Henry, bis tears be NO. 45 ginning to flow afresh, 'indeed, I was not born iu this condition. . But the misfor tunes of my father, and the sickness of my -mother, have driven me to the necessity now.' 'Who is your ftaher?' inquired the gen tletnan, still more interested. 'My father was a rich merchant of this city, but he became bondsman for a friend who soon after failed, and he was entirely ruined. He could not live after this loss, and in one month he died of grief, and his death was more dreadful than auy other trouble. My mother, my little brother.and myself, soon sunk into the lowest depths of poverty. My mother has until now, managed to support herself and my little brother by her labor, and I have earned what I could by shovelling suow and other work that I could find to do. But night before lust mother was takn verysick.and she since has become so much wore,that' here the tears poured faster than ever "I do fear she will die. I cannot think of any way in the world to help her. I have not had any work to do for several weeks. I have not had courage to go to my moth er's old acquaintances, and tell them she had come to need charily. I thought you losked like aslranger sir, and something in your face overcame my shame, and' gave me courage to speak to you. 0, sir, do pity my poor mother!' The tears, and the simple and moving language of thepoor boy, touched a chord in the breast of the stranger that was ac customed to frequent vibrations. 'Where does your mother live.myboy?' said he in a husky voice, 'is it far from here?' 'She lives in the last house on this street, bir,' replied Henry. 'You can see it from here, in third block, and on the left hand side.' . 'Have you sent for a physician?' 'No, sir,' said the boy, sorrowfully shak ing his head. 'I had money to pay neith er for a physician nor for the medicine.' 'Here,' said the stranger, drawing some pieces of silver from his pocket, 'here are tnree dollars, take them and run immedi ately for a physician.' Henry's eyes flashed with gratitude, he received the money with a stammering and almost inaudible voice, but with ft look of the warmest gratitude, and vanished. Ihe benevolent stranger, immediately sought the dwelling of the sick widow. He entered a little room in which he could see nothing but a few implements of female moor, a niiscratilo table, an old bureau, and a little bed which stood in one. coiner, on which an invalid lay. She Hppeared weak, and almost xlmustcd, and on the bed at her feet sat a little boy crying as if ins Heart would ureaK. Deeply moved at this sight, the stranger drew near the bedside of the invalid, and feigning to bo a physician, inquired into the nature of her disease. Tho symptoms were explained in a few words, when the widow with a deep sigh, added 'O, sir.my sickness has a deeper cause, and one which is beyond the art of the physician to cure. 1 am a mother a wretched mother. I see my children Kinking daily deeper and deep er in misery and want, which I have no means of relieving. My sickness is of the heart, aiitl deu:li alone can end ni' sorrows, but even death is dreadful to me, for it a- wakeus Uio thought ot the misery into which my children would be plunged if ." Here emotion choked her ut terance, and the tears flowed unrestrained down her cheeks. But the pretended physician spoke so consoling to her, and manifested so warm a sympathy fur her condition, that the heart of the poor wo man throbbed with a pleasure that was un wonted. 'Do not despair,' said the benevolent stranger, 'think only of recovery, nnd ot preserving a lite that is so precious to your children. (Jan I write a jyescnp tioti here?' the poor widow took a little prayer book from the hand of the child who sat with her on the bed, and tearing out a blank leaf, 'I havo no other paper,' said she, 'but perhaps this will do.' , .The stranger took a pencil from bis pocket, and wrote a few lines upon the paper. ' "This prescription,' said he, 'you will find of great sei vioe to you. If it is nec essary, I will write you a second. I have great hopes ot your recovery. Ho laid the paper on the tablo and went away. Scarcely was he gone when the elder son returned. 'Cheer up, dear mother,' said ho, going to her bedside and affectionately kissing her. 'See what a kind, benevolent strnn ger has given us. It will make us rich lor several days. It has enabled us to havo a physician, and he will be here in a moment. Compose yourself, now, dear mother, and take courage.' 'Como nearer, my son,' answered the mother looking with pride and affection on her son. 'Come nearer that I may bless you. God never forsakes the innocent and tjje good. Oh! may he still watch over vou in all your paths! A physician has just been here. He was a stranger, but he spake to me with a kindness and a com passion that were a balm . to my heart. When be went away, he left that pre scription on the table; spe if you can read it.' Henry glanced at the paper and started back he took it up and as he read it through, again and again, a cry of wondor ' j . i u : ' LANCASTElt, OHIO, THURSDAY MORNING, MAKCIL 15, 1855'', What is it, my Son?' exclaimed thepoor widow, trembling wilhon apprehension of she knew not what. 'Ah, read, dear mother! God has beard us.' , The mother took the paper from the hand of her son, but no sooner had she fix ed her eyes upon it, than 'My God!' she exclaimed, 'it is Washington!' and fell back fainting npon her pillow. The writing was an obligation from Washington, (for it was indeed he) by which the widow was to receive the sum of one hundred dollars, from his own pri vate property, to be doubled in case ofne cessiiy. Meanwhile the expected physician made his appearance, and soon awoke the moth er from her fainting fit. The joyful sur prise, logemer wun a good nurse Willi which the physician provided her, and plenty of wholesome food, soon restored her to perfect health. J. he influence ol Washington, who vis ited them more than once, provided for the wiuow irienas wno iurnisneu ner wun constant and profitable employment, .and her sons, when they had arrived. at a prop er age, they placed in respectable situ ations, where they were not only able to support themselves, but to render the re mainder of their mother's lifo comfortable and happy. Lot the children who read tins story, re member, when they think of the great and good Washington, that he was not above entering the dwelling of poverty, and car rying joy and gladness to the hearts ot its inmates. This is no fictitious talc, but is only one of a thousand incident which might be related of him, and which stamp him one of tho best of mem.--Y. Y. Chris tian Messenger. The New ft'abob. The famous Indian Nabob, whose name is so long that it "could not be inserted except as an advertisement," call it Ma harajah for shortness is the present won der of Paris. It will be remembered that on his first landing at Bordeax.he brought up all the umliurellus of the place as it was a rainy day, and had them presented to the population in the streets. On arriving at raris, he went to the theater, and seeing a large audience with bare heads, he dis patched his numerous attendnnts immme iliately for such a numberof nils as would cover the destituto thousands before him. The day after, he stationed himself oppo site the large vurriage stand on the Boule- yards, employed h'.msell with beggingev cry young lady who passed on foot to lute a ride at his expense. A subsequent en terprise has been to rid through the city, followed by a load of ready made cloaks and overcoats, and stopping every ill clad or plainly dressed person, to beg Lis ac ceptance of the articles lie seemed to need. He is said to have negotiated for the hire of a whole theatre and performance, to stand himself at the door and beg the pas sers' by to go in free. At the resturants where he once (lined, be sent a choice dish and a botllo of wine to each other person in the room. There is an expensive class of Parisian beauties on his trnck, who, it is thought, will greatly assist in the propa gation of his East Indian sentiments. Why the Fourth op March was Sk lected. The Portland Advertiser, cor recting the blundering statement which every year or two goes the rounds of the papers, to the effect that the fourth of March was selected as the beginning of the Presidential terra because it will not full on Sunday for 300 years to come, says: "The selection of the fourth of March as the day for the beginning of the Presiden lial term, seems to have been the result of accident. Mho old Continental Con gress, wuen the ratihcation ot the new Constitution by the necessary number of States had been ascertained, passed a reso lution September 18, 1788, appointing the first Wednesday of the next January for the choice of ihe Presidential electors, the first Wednesday of February for the elec tion of President and Vice President, and the first Wednesday of March as the time for the organization of tho new govern nient. . The first Wednesday of March happened to be in the year 1789, the 4th of March, and as the administration which begun on that day was limited to four years by the Constitution,, the next and all succeeding administrations havo begun on this day of the month. . Sharp Practice. A day or two since, one of our good citizens, who will be reo- ognized at once if we call him John Smith, happened into a grocery establishment & understanding that silver change was in demand, inquired what premium they paid for it, and was informed five per cent. Thereupon he drew forth ninety-five cents in change, aud handing it over to the gro eery mnn received therefor a regular dollar bill. This satisfactory speculation, ortome thing else, led our friend into the cxtrava gance of calling for a glass of beer, which was furnished and drank, and he deliber ately drew forth the dollar bill and tender ed it in payment, which was received, and ninety-seven cents change banded back. At last dates, the grocery man was attempt ing to figure up the profit on that glass of beer. Kenosjia Telegraph. J3TlIe who marries a pretty face only, is like the buyer of cheap furniture the varnish that caught the eye will not en dure the firc-sidc blaze, . JiOTHIJtG LIKE THE BIULL. AH AFFECTING AND REMARKABLE TALK. The circumstance itself occurred in the town of Warrenton, and - was related at a Bible-meeting by a gentleman of respecta bility connected with the Society; The circumstance was introduced in the following words: Aboat three years ago, two little boys decently clothed, the eldest appearing about thirteen, and the younger eleven, callod at the lodging-house for va grants, in this town, for a night's lodging. The keeper of tho bouse (very properly) took them to the vagrant's office to be ex amined, and if proper objects to be reliev ed. The account they gave of themselves was extremely affecting, and no doubt was entcriained of its truth. It appears that but a few weeks had elapsed since these poor little wanderers had resided with their parents in London. The typhus fever, however, in one day carried off both father and mother, leaving the orphans in the wide world, without home and without friends. Immediately after the last trib ute was paid to their parents memory.hav itig an uncle in Liverpool, destitute as they were, resolved to go and throw themselves upon his protection. Tired, therefore.and hunt, they arrived in this town on their way. I wo bundles contained their all. In the youngest boy s pocket was found, neatly covered and carefully preserved, a Bible: The keeperof the lodging, addres sing the little boy, said: "You have nei ther money or meat, will you sell me this uioieT 1 will give vou five shillings lor ' "No," exclaimed he, (tho tears roll ing dowu Ins youthful cheek,) "1 11 starve first." "There are plenty of books to be bought besides this; he replied: "No book has stood my friend so much as my Bible." why, what has your Bible doiio for you? he said. Ho answered "When 1 was a little boy, about seven years of age, I be came a Sunday school scholar iu London. Through the kind attention of my master. lsoon learned to read my Bible, this Bi ble young as I was, showed mo that I was sinner, and a great one, too; it also pointed me to a Saviour; and I thauk Uod that I have found mercy at the hands of Christ, and I am not ashamed to confess him before the world." To try him still further, six shillings were then ottered him for the liitile. "No," said . he; "for it has been my sup port all the way from London; hungry and weary, often have I sat down by the way side to read the Bible, and found refresh ment from it." Thus did ho experience the consolation of tho Psalmist, when lie said, "Thy comforts have refreshed my soul." He was then asked, "What will you do when you get to Liverpool, should your undo refuse to take you in?" The reply may excite a blush in many Chris tians. "My Biblo tells me, said he, "when mv father and mother forsake me, the Lord will lake me up.". The man could go no further, for the tears choked his utterance, and they both wept togeth er. They had in their pocket tickets, as rewards for their good conduct, from the school to which they belonged, and thank fulness and humility were visible in all their deportment. At night these orphans, bending their knees at the side of the bed, committed themselves to the caie of their Heavenly Father to Him whose ears are open to the prayers of the destituto, and to Him who has said, "Call upon me in tho hour of trouble, I will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify me." Tho next morning, these refreshed little wanderers arose early, dressed themselves for their journey, and setout for Liverpool. May He who hears thn ravens when they cry, hear and answer their petitions, guido them through time, and bless llicm in etcrniiy. The Power of a Holt Life. The beauty of a holy life constitutes tho most eloquent and effective persuasive to relig ion which ono human being can address to another. We have many ways of doing good to our fellow creatures; but none so good, so efficacious, as leading a virtuous, upright, and well ordered nto. mere is an energy or moral suasion in a good man's life, passing tho highest ettorts ot the or ator's genius. Tho seen but silent beauty of holiness speaks more eloquently ot Uod and duty than the tongues of men and an gels. Let parents remember this. Ihe best inheritance a parent can bequeath to a child is a virtuous example, a legacy of hallowed remembrances and associa tions. The beauty of holiness beaming through the life of aloved relative or friend is more effectual to strengthen such as do stand in virtue's ways, and raise up those that are bowed down, than precept, com mand, entreaty, or warning. Christianity itself, I believe, owes by far the greatest part of its moral power, not to the precepts or parables of Christ, but to his own character. Tho beauty of that holiness whioh is enshrined in the four brief bi ographies of the man of Nazareth, has done more aud will do more to regenerate the woild, and bring it to an everlasting right eousness, than all other agencies put to gether. It has done more to spread his re ligion in the world than all that has ever been preached or written on evidences of Christianity. Qr, Chalmers. When a man stops his newspaper on account of pecuniary forebodings, we con sider bim about as gone a case as if be should conclude to stop his daily bread, for foar he should come to poverty. . Reacue of s Captive lattiaa Gif. ' The St. Paul Pioneer gives the account of the enpfare and inhuman trea'ment of a young Chippewa girl by the Sioux, into whose possession she fell, and her rescue from a horrible death by a white man. Last summer a hunting party of Chip pewa encountered a baud of feioux who were out on the war path. The former were defeated, and all except three, who made their escape, and this young girl, were massacred. The maiden endeavored also to make ber escape, and, jumping into a canoe, put out upon Otter Tail Lake. The pursuers followed and overtook her, when she threw herself in the water and endeavored by diving a .id hiding in a cluster of weeds to elude them. The chief threw bis tomahawk and wounded her badly in the side, and afterwards stunned her by a stroke upon the head with a pad dle. The "brave" resolved to retain her as his wife, and brought her to his wigwam where he already bad two wives. Their jealousy was aroused and, the young Chippewa girl was constantly maltrea'ed, the squaws literally putting coals of fire upon her head and cutting her with knives. She resolved to commit suicide, to end her trouble. But this idea was not liked by her savage retainers, and they re solved to enjoy one of their ancient rites by burning their captive at tho stake. This fact becoming known to Joseph Campbell, the Sioux interpreter, he deter mined to effect her rescue, and going to the village, found and carried off the girl, who was subsequently placed in the charge of the commanding officer at Fort Ridgely and aft her wounds were healed convey ed to Fort Snellin?. and thence home to her band. Americans Kneel Ouljr to God. The following incident is said to have occurred, during the revolutionary strug gle, in a conversation between a British officer nnd a young lady, at the house of her uncle who was suspected of favoring the Tory cause. The conversation turned on the subject of liberty, and the success of the American armies, both of which the officer treated with levity and contempt, "Wait a few months more and you will see the whole party with much glorified Washington at I heir head, humbly begging for Lis mnjes ty's forgiveness before the royal governor. They won't think of liberty when on their knees, I warrent vou." "Americans kneel!"' cried Aurora, suddenly rising from the harpi-ichord her eyes flashing like an enraged Pythoness. "Americans kneel! Never, while an American hearth stone is left unturned by ruin's plough share, while an American forest clothes a hill inliafy veidnre,w bileoue foundation of an American church stand; unshaken by the king's artillery, while heaven lends A merieans life, nnd you oppressors are but human flesh: so long, sir, you will never see our gallant Washington, and big brnve troops, kneel before the mil. inns of your monarch! No, sir! Americans kfteel only to GodT Novel Law Suit. A somewhat ro mantic suit at law has just been terminated in Franklin county. It seems that one John Lescher became pierced with ihe ar row of cupid, and, wishing to heal the wound by lawful wedlock, he made pro posals to the object of his affections, which, it seems, she recieved favorably; but the father, Mr. Jacob Wyant, being a prudent man, of much forsight, required the said John Lescher to enter into bonds of five hundred dollars, conditioned that the said John Lescher should live with his wife and treat her as a kind and affectionate husband should do; but the parties, after living together some months, scperated, and this suit was brought to recover the amount of the bond. The case was first tried at the last April term of the Franklin Court,- when Judge Kimmel decided the bond to be invalid. I he case was carried to the Supreme Court, and it was decided that the bond "was good and valid, and in accordance with the law." The case, therefore, came up again in the Franklin Courts, when the jury found a verdict for the plaintiff of S079.7G. Tho result of this suit may give a valuable suggestion to anxious fathers whose daughters are sought as partners at the alter, and an imi tation of Mr. Wyant's forethought would show a prudent concern for their daugh ter's welfare. Carlisle (Pa.) Democrat. PosTCRirT to a Prater. On the batiks of the Illinois river, lived little Emma K. with her widowed mother, and two broth ers, Alfred and Albert. In the course of time, Alfred, who was lame, went to New England to learn a trade, leaving only three at home. Every evening before retiring to rest, would this little girl kneel down and repeat her prayer, in which she ever re membered her absent bro:her, and asked God to watch over him also. One morning after breakfast, she sud denly left her play, and came to ber moth er with this question: '. "Mother, would it be wrong to add a posteript to a prayer?" "Why, Emma, dear, what makes you ask such a question?" "Because, mother, in my prayer ibis morning, I forgot to pray for Alfred ". "Then, my child, it will be perfectly proper to do so," and off the little girl ran to add her posteript to her prayer, for her brother. Are all the children who read this paper as conscientious, and do. they pray to their heavely Father every night an,d morning, as did tbe little Illinois girl?. THE LITTLE HOLM, av titius icbut. Whao grasping tyranny afleada, Or angry blgotafrown: Who ralm plot for!(h tda To keep tba peopla dawn; Wkesi bmmbm (s slaswly laagrn To drive Ue world to ar; Wken knaves in palaeesintrigM For ribbons or a star; We raise oar heads, survey their deeds Aud cheerily rpU Crab, little moles, grab underground, There's sunshine in Um sky. When canting hypocrites eoiubiae To curb a frveasaa's thought, - And bold all doctrine undivina That holds their canting nought; When round their narrow bale they plod. And scornfully assume Tkat all without are eurs'd of Cod, And justify the doom; We Uituk of heaveu'a eternal love, And strong in hope rely Crub. little moles. grub underground, There's lunshine in Uie sky. When greedy authors wield the pen To please the vulgar town-' Ui-pirt great thieves aa injured mta AkJ a.:rtesof renown; Paader to prejudice unclean, Apologise for crime, Anddaubtbe vices of toe mean With auttery like slime: For Miltoo'seraft, and Sbakespear's tongue, We bluh, but jet reply Grub, little moles, grub under ground, There's sunshiae iu Uie sky. When sage philosophers survey The various climes of earth, Aud moura poor sedgellngs of a day It too prolifc birth; Aud prove by figure, rule, and plan The large fair world too small To feed the multitudes of man That lourUh oa its ball; We view the vineyard on the bills And corn-fields waving high Grub,liule moles, grub under ground, There's sunthiue in the sky. When men complain of humankind. In misanthropic mood. And thinking evil things, grow blind To presence of the good; When, wall'd in prejudices string, They urge that evermore The world UUied to go wrong, For going wrong before; We feel the truths they cannot feel, And sinitea we reply Crub, little moles, grub nuderground, There's sunshine in the skj. OldBct Goon A Question well Put. A valuable friend and a valuable farmer. about the lime that the temperance re-, torm was beginning to exert a healthful way ot experiment on dogs and found that influence in the country, said to his hired wheoever he isould administer the cam man: phor spedilv enough he was successful in 'Jonathan, I did not think to mention to you, that 1 think ot trying to do my work I this year without rum. How much more must I give you; fill KAlil Jiinuthfln M rinn r fara miiMi I about it; you may give me just what you please Well,' said the farmer, 'I will give yon! beep in the fall, if you will do without.' i a sheep in uie Ian, it you 'Agreed,' said Jonathan The oldest son then said, Father, will you give me a sheep iu the fall if I will do Yes, Marshall, you shall have a sheep! if you will do without.' 1 The youngest son then said, 'Father will vou give me a sheep if I will do without drinkinvrum?' Ycs,0Chandler, you shall have a sleep if you will do without. Presently Chandler spokeagain 'Father, hadu't you better take a sheep too?' This was a poser; he hardly thought that hecould give up the 'good creature' yet; but the result was, the demon was ueuiceiui uautiueu ..uu, nc ,i.e.u., . by looking into its mouth. It bears its the great joy and ultimate happiness of all yMn pon its b.lck Evtrjbody wl)G ,las concerned . handled an oyster shell must have observ- Cold Water ako Prosperity. We f,J 'J51 h 8etms as if composed of success had the pleasure of hearing James Bu- 'ajersor plates overlapping each other, chanan. deliver an address before the, Tliese ftre te' Im'cally termed "shoots" and Howard Society, on which occasion he re- each of them makes a year's growth; so lated the following circumstances: j ,1,at bJ counting them, we can determine fivoml votirs n rrintlnmnn rime,! glnce the year when the creature i ..r....i. i.:,.i.j r ,i with him who had risen by hisown Indus try and in tegri'.y alone, from humble life, to a proud position in society. On being invited to take a glass of wine, the follow ing conversation ensued: 'Do you allow persons at your table to drink what they please?' asked the guest. 'Certainly,' replied Mr. Buchanan. Then I'll take a glass of water.' 'Ah, indeed! And how long have you drank cold water?' 'Ever since I was eleven years old.' Is it possible! And pray what induc ed you to adopt the principle of total ab stinence?' .. 'Seeing a person intoxicated.' Well,' continued Mr. Buchanan, 'if you have had tho firmness of purpose to who expands the slumbering faculties of continue up to this time without taking in- the human soul, who rails forth into exer toxicating drinks, I do not wonder that eise powers capable of increasing the pub you have reached your present position. ! lie stock of wealth, of virtue and happiness, Mr. Buchanan afterwards learned that and of exalting the poessor to his proper the person he saw intoxicated was bis futh-' station of usefulness and importance? If er. Southern Organ. Novel It cad ins;. . The following paragraph which occurs in a sermon preached by Dr. Hawks, may have a more salutary e nect upon many oi our readersthan an essay on the same sub - iw.t wl.'i. l, tlmv avnulil not read: 'No habitual reader of novels can love the bible, or anv other book that demands ea-y spring, though it may have the dis thought, or inculcates the serious duties of advantage of too much moisture, has the life. He dwells in a region of imagina- great advantage of usually being dono tion, where he is disgusted with the plain- with about half the labor, from the loose, nessand simplicity of truth with the so- porous condition of the ground. Good, ber realities which demand his attention lasting drains can be made, by digging a a rational and immortal being, an nc- about eighteen inches deep, and eighteea countable subject of God's government . j wid. ' ESTABLISHED IN 1826 Cliild Story. A philosopher once asked a little girl if she had a soul. She looked up into his face with an air of astoiiirhment and of funded dignity, and replied 'To be aure I have. . . 'Whatroakvs you think you have?' 'Because I have,' she promptly repli ed. ' 'But bow do you know yon Lave a SoulT 'Because I do know,' he answered a was a child's reason; but the philos opher could hardly have given a better. Well, then, said he, after a moments' consideration, 'if you know yon have a soul, can you tell me what your soul is? Vhy,' said she. 'I am six years old and don't you suppose that I know what my soul is?' Perhaps you do. If you will tell me, I shall find out whether you do or not.' Then you think 1 dou't know,' she re plied, 'but I do; it's tny think.' 'lour Honk! said the philosopher, as tonished in his turn; 'who told you so?' 'Nobody. I should be ashamed if I did not kuow that, without being told.' The philosopher had puzzled his brain a great deal about the soul, but be could not have given a better definition of it in so few words. Reaper. Stritchma 'axd its Axtitode. In the last number of the Medical and Surgical Journal published in Richmond, we notice an article in it on the above powerful and sudden poison by Dr. Tewkesbury, of Maine he says: "The frequency with which strychnia is used for poisoning purpose has attracted the serious atlentiou not oniy of the medi cal men but the public generally. The deadly certainty with which jt acts, the ease of aJministration, and the difficulties which surrouud every attempt to prove with positive certainty its presence in the stomach, all unite to give this drug a dread ful notonc-ty. "Dr. T. then proceeds to mention in stances of his being called to see persons who had taken wilfully and by mistake doses of strychnia, and that he had given them about two teaspoonfuls of satuiatcd solution of camphor with manifest effect aud prompt relief. He also tried it by the preventing the poison from causing death.' tWO, beloved and gentle Poverty! par don me for having for a moment wished to fly from thee, ns I would from Want; ,UV ''f.ri IO"er W,IU "7 cnarming sis- 'v uuviicijt ouu win" tuJe: be .v my queensand my instructors; n,e "ie f;,er.n 3u',e,, 1'fe; remove. e far from my abode the weakness of heart and giddiness of head which follow pros- ' F.r,"y- ""'y poverty u-ach me to endure gaging, to seek the end of life higher lhan ,n P'asure, further off than in pow- er, TI'0U K,vst the H "trength, thou makes ,t,)e m,nd mure firni: and- imlea to thee, this life, to which the rich attach themselves as to a rock, becomes a bark of which death may t ut ti e cable without awakening all our fears. Continue to sus- iHin me, 0 thou whom Christ hath called Blessed! Ace of Ovstkhs.-A London oysterman can tell the age of his flock to a nicety. Tho nnr nf an nrKtir ia m,l tu lw fminrt rait . r-. . - " came into the world. Up to the time of its maturity, the shoots are regular and successive; but after that time they becoma irregular, and are piled one over theother, so that the shell becomes more and mora thickened aud bulky. Judging from the great thickness to which some oyster shells have attained, his mollusc is capable, if left to his natural changes unmolested, of attaining a pati iarchical longevity. The Teachers Hiqii Vocation. If that man deserves well of bis country, who, according to an ingenious statesman's ob servation, make three spires of grass grow where only two grew before, what praise does he merit who multiplies intelligence, that potter w ho has moulded the unresist ing clay to forms of beauty and elegance, hns deserved our patronage, what glory shall be his w ho, faitlifnl and diligent in i,jg functions, has shaped the minds of men anj an to, honor and virtue? Dr. 1 jjeniy Hunter. ' Srniso Draoiso. Digging drains in ;. 1 1 rnv. 11