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J. 01X1 SPIVEY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
AND
GEKKRAf. LAND AGENT.
Oskalooaa, Jefferwn Co., Xuimu.
Office ath ride of I'uhlic Squire, n-x dior
to Xe'whouse atore. 2-1 y
.DANIEL W. ADAMS.
FORWARDING MERCHANT,
IEVEE.
ITCMSM, - - - - IH8A8.
JST Ptnienlar aiien'in" rm'd o receiiuj;. and
I orwaidiug ginxln lo the intoi- r.
E. B. JOHNSON, M. D.,
PHY1CIA5 A5D .UBGE01T,
Office ini uv. ! if'Squarf n thr 1H i'r
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J.&njuoCueniw K.T. 8f
. N.ALLEN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
0S1AL0C8A. KAK8A8.
tt'ill iracti in tint Cun'i J fl-rn' County
JSTT.-irnctiinr aitnit..ii pM to the ia) nienl
of tnxu- in Jeff toil) Cui.y.ml tf
J. L. SPEER,
A1TOKSEV ANlf C USKIJaI AT LAW,
BOCK CREEK TOWS SHIP,
(Ki mi.e.wetii Qtawkee.)
Will attend jtron.ptly lo -II huainta eatrated,
to lu are. 4 S.bjid
ITrCRAEI 1XB CICSSELLOR AT LAW,
oskaliiosa. Kansas,
nffion North cidr uf the I'ub'ic Square. .
Will aileii'l to hr nynient.l' t-ix-a for n'n-retii!-iits.aiMl
)ny an.l tell ltrl Eriate.
Coll-ciiun mule and promptly r mitud. -tl
JAMES L. CARTER
DPU5, BOOKS
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STATIONERY.
PERFUMERY. PAINTS, OILS,
Cwajnjni'rcial Street, betwren 55onrf ft Third
ATCHISOX. KAXSAS.
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JOHNSTON. STINSON & HAVENS.
Attoneji ui Cornelian at law,
(OrR.fC4irir Main m d Drluware Sl.)
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JAMES MCAH0N,
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ATTTORNEY-AT-LAW.
letreiwwtk, lutu.
Will' pnt-lice. in i)i District CoariK
of Jefferson and Jxckson Counties. 8tf
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OCTOBER 1W.-
THE BLACK3torH'S TBIAX.
In tlie fall of 1859; I was tfnvelih'
in ilie'Wt-st on buMMSK.' 1'K-ft the
Mississippi jsleambuHt i( Cufunibijt. Ky.,
liMving made Ui my mrn'lu trawl by
land as fnr as MulenbiHh cnumy,
wliero I should strike tho Green Kivr
far i-noujjli M ilio north wanl tiiak ti6
of the small flu b-'Hts fur' the Orik(
Lite one eveniiiif 1 arrived ar the
town of M ', intending totnke tlit'l
singe ironi mere on me next munit'ig.
Thf bur ruomot ,the lawru wasorow.i
etl with people, Jnd. 1 uoticed Uiat lirjje
number of Uie citizens were collected
about the street vomers, appearing to
be discussing some, mailer ot uiure ilian
usual inieiest.
The.tinly facts that came to me, upon
whii-.h 1 could rely, were,, lluti mid
dle ,aged rihii,. uatucd Matthew ILuiip '
ton. had been murdered and roblx-d,
and,UiavAel.AdajuiliejriaUgJbJ:icl
smith, had been arrested lor the crime,
and would be .iried on,tbe(idorriw.
Some said that the' murdered m-in's
money, to the amount of over i wo thou
sand dollars, had ben found upon the
young man's person, bu: oiliers denied
this siaii-meut. xei all sympathized
wiihthe p i-oiier. lie. was beloved by
all his townsmen, and but a few of iluni
could belie e iniy.liinol llie report
thai had crept into cinu!aiiii.
A I was iii no particular haste. 1
resolved to remniu in M umil tlie
trial lia J come off, so 1 went and erao-.l
my iiHiue from the singe book where 1
had pUd it, and ,thcii informed my
host of my dc emanation.
,Ou the loliowiug motning.at an entjy
hour, .the people began lo llock toxvanls
tne court house, .and 1 saw that, it 1
would secure a tilace, 1 must join the
crowd. 1 did so, and ai lennili found
myseii wiinm me duiihiu. auu.as gou
fortune ,wou!d hate. i, 1maJe a mid
le'pnsoiier s b x. Jen o ciock
was the hour tixe-l for ojieuing .lie cour.,
and be lb re ilia; time, .every 0111.1111
place ouiside the dock wa, li.led. Sjy
ius were erecied upon the oUtsiJe un
der 1 he windows, but these, loo Weic
crowded.
Atthe' Appointed time the court came''
in Hud w:r prison.-r .was conducted 10
the h.x i$h prisoner .was inn more
ihnn live antl tweiisy u-ari-of age. He
inisss:.-d one of the most pleasing
countenances i ever s.i. li was one
of tho-e bold. Hank faces, full of cour
age and goJ nature just such a one
hs is uiihesiutingiy taken as the index
of a p;re and geiieiou:. soul. He was
a stout, alhleiic man. and ibrried the
palm at every w reading match in the
couuirv.
1 thought within myself, thi man is
no murderer. And yet we know mil
to what ex.ri mities a man mar be driv
en. I oun ivunnis was uune iraie, au.i
his nether hp (JHieredns he louud the
gazi or the 11'iuliiiuiie lixed on him ;
but his eye was bright and quick', but
not defiant, yet bold and hopeful in its
deep blue liyht.
ihe trial commenced. The com
plaint was clear and distinct, relitug
forth the fact thai the pii.-oncrAbel
AdumV'did w:ih malice at'orethougiii,"
kill, etc., 011 such a day, one AJauliew
tiamp'.on iu the. firsi plaeo by striking'
hitn.ou the head Jth some5 hesi.y, blunt
weapon and in the sceond placn by.
s.iibtiing him in the breast, eic. To all
this the pri-oner pleaded "noluuilty."
Fiom the first tesiiniony called up, 1
learned the following facts:.
Aiear sun-down, one afieruoon about
a weeK previous, aiauiiew iinip'oit
slojijed a tlie shop of the piisonerito
gel his horse shod. Hampton was a
wealthy larmer, and hi estate lay to
the south ward, near the Tt'iiuesee line,
and only about fifteen miles distant from
M . He was 'known to hiire had
some two thousand .dollars wiih him at
that time money which he had freeejv
etl at Columbia for corn, it was nearly
dusk when he started from the prison
er's shop, lie look out hi pockei-book
10 pay lor the job of shoeing his horse
This lie did within the shop, and iwo
tiersoni were present who testified 10
th fact, ami also that, when the pocket
book was opened, a Urge bunch of bank
notes were exposed. About, an hour
after Hampton left, the prisoner came
out.of his shop and went 10. his stable,
and having saddled his fleetest horse he
mounted and sirird off at full gallop.
in tlie 'Uircciiotiwhjcli Hampton bad
taken. ' "
Next rapae Two wilnessea.'.vjlr. Sim-,
p'e and Mr. Jordan," both of tln-m re
spectable citizens of If, whii tesii-li-d
as follower
They had been in the edgn of Ten
nessee on buiine and werv retutnin'
home. At about nine o'clock, on the
evenjng In qitet)ion iheyjinje tpfa
point in ihia. road where a high blull
overlooked ihe wav;aud w.hil passing
his. tVy were startled by seeing sOme
thing in ihe moonlight .which looked
like a man. .They at once dismounted,
and found that what iliey had seen wt
thejaidy of Klallliew Haaiptoii.all uore-
coveretl and bleeding, Thr hail mit'
been there more than a unHie, when
aid that he taw the nurdor coainitted,
I'i.ir...' , , -aaBBa-aaa-. .,.-
and thaftliV mjirdefer' fled' Vwanl
tlmy were joined by a third mm who
M .
i
Simple and Jonlin'botti recognized
this iiVw-comer as dheHenry Bigler.
and, tjiouifl. his character was.bynii
means of the most exemplary kindi yet
that 'was no lime for discussion. TIh;
body of Hampton x was still warn,, in
that the murderer could uot have beB
timu long. Bigler had uo horse.' so
toimplo agreed to. remain by the body
while Jordan aud Hitler went in pursuil
of (he murderer. Thev put their horses
10 tne top 01 uieir speed,, and tiMiall. an
hour they overtook the prisoner, whom
Binler at once Doiuted out as the man.
Jordan hailed the rouu; blacksmith.
ainkfotind him nervous and exciied.
He iheu a-ked him if he hail seen Mai
'.hew tlapipmi, aud Adinis replied in
the affirmative, but he spoke iii a very
strange manner. After some expostu
lation, the prisoner Accompanied Jordan
to M . and there he-, was placed in
the hands of the sheriff4; "and upon
examining 'his person, Mr. Hiirpion's
pocket-book, containing twn (hoiisilHiT
dollars, was found upon him, and his
hands were nlo covered with blood.
At this juncture the t-xcitemeiit in
the little conn room w.-u iuieiise. The
crowded aiass swayed lo aud fro like
wiud-sMepi grain murmurs biuke ihe
sanctiiy oi ihe place murmurs loud
and deep: and ii was a few minutes be
fore anything like order was restored.
Atleii;ili Henry Biv-ler was culled
upon the stand. He was known bv
most of the people of M , and tho'
mulling positive was known against him
of a criminal nature, yet he was known
to be a icckiess, iautleriiig fellow, some
limes trading in horses, and si metinh s
in slaves, and soiueiimes driving a tl.it
boat down the Mississippi. He siepjK-d
upon ihe witnesses' block with a com
plaisant bow, aud he gave his testimony
cleat ly aud d'lsiinci.y.
He said he ua coming dOwn ihe road
towards M oil foot, and when near
the bluff he heard a struggle, .nccom
p.'tiicd by loud yinaiis.ainJ eiitreal.es.
He arrived in season to see the prisoucr
lea j 1 iu.ii nis Middle and oil'. The mouli
was shining at ihe lime, so he could 1101
have been mistaken. A soon as he
found Mr. Ilamutoli was' di-n.t n In;
support, he Suuted lo gi) alter help.
Tne muidered man's horse lied iwmds
home, so hw could gain' 'mi assistance
in iliai way. He ha.: iiulgoue far. how-
over, when he heard the souiid of horses'
feet, and on feun'iiiug to the spot he
fouml Simple md Jordan there. '
Bigler was cios tUes:ioiied very se-
v-reh. buUhiii tesiii'ubiiy was iioto be
Hawed. He was very- explicit in all his
statements, aud ai the same time he
professed to feel a deep regret that he
was called upon to tesmy against a man
for whom he fell as much respect a he
nid lor the prisoner.
A. length young Adams arose to tell
his story. He spoke cleat ly, aud with
the tone of a m-iu who tell ihe truth
lie said that about an hour after'Mai
tliew Hampton had left his shop.oit the
evening in question, he Went to the sink
to wash his hands, mid while theie he
rod on somcihiur that attracted his
attention. He stooped and picked i
up, and found it 10 be a pocket book,
anil 011 taking ii to tho light it proved
10 be Mr. Hampton's. He ttmember
ed that after Mr. Hampton had paid
him for shoeing his horse, he weiii to
the sink after a drink of water,and then
he must have dropped the hook.' The
young blucKsmiih s nrsl idea, he' said.
was to keep ihe book until Hampton
camu. b'ck, bu upon second
lllOtl'll.
lie resolved to saddle his horse and irv
to oveiiake him, aud restore tlie'inoneVv
AwCordiugly he act off, aud when he
reached the blutt his horse stopped aud
began to rear and snort. He discover
ed something by the roadside.'aUd Hpou
dismounting and going to it he fotiud ii
lo be the boly of Mr. Hampton, still
warm aud bleed'iig. He first saiislieil
himsell that he could do, nothing alone,
mid then started back towards M
for assistance Wheil he was overtaken
by Jordan aud Bigler the idea of having
Hump. oil's money broke upon hint with
SiUiiuing force.
When the prison ir sat down 'then-
was a low murmur which told that his
story was believed. But Ihe Judge
shook his load, ami Ihe jury looked
anxious, ine prisoners counsel um
all he could to establish his client's
good,, chancier; and impeach the char
acter of Bigler, but 'he couid not refute
the t'estliiioiiy that had been given in.
Wlieii the jude came to charge the
jury, he spoke of ihe tesiiniony again
1 lie prfonsi, a 11 01 111c coiiuooiniive
circuuisiauL-es. Wi'li refird 10 llit-
piisoiier's storv.he said thaiiLwas very
simple aud sounded very much like
ini'li. hul he wotild have the' jurr re
member how easily snclt sioriesr could
be made.
It was long af'ter dark when the pin
retired titmake up the r verdict. Tljey
were ifoue half an hour, and when 'hev
returned' the foreman showed ,bv, ili-
Terr hue 01 ins countenance that th
verdict was fatal. All saw ii, and 1
could hear the throbbing cf the hun
dred hearts that bevt about me, t
,, 'jSi-nilvBipn of the Jury,,, have you
wde verdict?' ," . .' ' .
Shall your foreaMn apeak for yoa ?
Yes.'' . . '
Abel Adams,"ilana'ep: and Iook;,:he
foreman, in the face. ' Now; sir, is Abel
Adams the'prisoner at'taebir, guilty
of murder or not?' "1 " '
,Hark Lihe first syllable of the word
Guiliy" is upotuUeJ .Jtemau's lips,
but he speaks it nof. Those who yet
crowd about, the windosliout with all
heir might, and in a'aoment more a
mail 'crowds' his way into the court
toom. v He hurries up arid whisjers to
the Sheriff, and then ie goes to- the
bench ami whisnarsjH the Judve.
Harry Bigler siaru up ml aoves to:
warn uie uoor, out iu in instant the
hand of Uie Sheriff is u; on liimJ" All
is excilement'the most iiit'nsc. Direct
ly ihe mass at the"do6r begins to give
way'V'and four' men enrol seen beari'ig
upon their shoulders a qiair - a lartfu
studed chair and, in iiat cliair sits
Matthew amiuon not dead hut alive.
True, he is pate and gtasily, but his
dyes are open atiiTiifs If s move. At
leugih ihe chair is set disvn before tlie1
bench; and the old physician ol M ' '
asks permission 10 speak. As soon :is
tlihuiwet'baiowiuea Jtuoai,.aU.isui
once more.. . ,
The phyaMaHjiaiat .neitk'er of
ihe wounds whiclrMr. Tampion had
received is mortal, thouj-lilie. atlirst.
thought they were. Tae blow tipetr
the head,:uid ihe sub ii die breast had
combined to produce H state of l-atalepsj
which resembled tleail so nearly lhat
Inauy an experienced ptnou niihi have
been deceived. Wheu'hegavu out that:
Mr. ampion was dead, he thought
mat 11 was so. out wiiei) ne iouiio ilia'
mptuu was living he kept tlie secret
to himself, for tear that a certain man.
whose presence- was, much needed,
might be missing.
At this juncture. Mr. Henry Bigler
made a savage attempt to break awa)
Iroin Ihe Sheriff, bui it did not avail
htm. The juiy were directed to return
to then b'a.und then Mr. Hampton was
requested to speak. He was too weak
to 1 tse. hut he spoke plainly, and in a
manner thai showed his mind to be
clear.
He stated that when lie reached the
blutl on the uiglil ot the disaster, he
discover that ihe pocket bcok was "one.
lie slopped his htfiv''dJas trjiiiirlo
1 Ii ink wi.ere lie hhiT roiCit- wi..' .
One came up horn the, roadside. He
'had ju-t" itme to see that-it was Henry'
Bigler,, wi;eu he received a blow. upon
ihe head Hum a club lhat knocked Him
fiom his lursc Tneii he lull a shuip,
siiutjiiig, btittiiii'g piiu in the bosom,
and wun a iiioatuinsry starting of his
ulUslces hu opened his eyes, lie saw
that Bigler ws Stovpuig oer hmi, 11 no
rans.tcs.iiig his pockc.. He could jus.
remember 01 htf.uiug the distant gal
lop ol a lnre lhat he thought his
body was being dragged to. ihe fund
side; and alier tliat he could remembei
nothing till he awuLe in his own house,
aud louud tlie docor by his bedside.
For n little white the niiiltiiade had
lo lesiraiii theuiselvea. 1 remember
that the Judge said something to the
juiy, and thai ifie jury whispered tor
geihe'r torn moment. ' Then the pri
goiter stojd up once' 'more, and the for'
man of the jury 'said 'Not Guilty.'
Then burst forth the hearty shouts
uf the people, Akl, Adams sauk back
ui to his seal, but ia a womeul more he
was seized by a score of s'lout meii.uud
with wild ami rending shouts they bote
him into the free! pure ait, where tlie
bright siars looked down and' smiled
upon them..- A ajulo way Lad they
gone vheu, younA woman, whose hair
was fjowi'i m the inghtj wind, and who
wiiiigiugher hands 111 gny. Abel Ad
ams siw the womnn aud he sprang for
ward ami caught la-rtb his bosom.
Mai' Mary l'iu innocent inno
cem rlree.'
' The. wife, did not spesk. Sheonlvl
clung wildly to her uubie husband aud
wept upon ins oomihi.
A wagon body was torn from its ax
letree the blacksmith and his wile
were placed therein, and they weie
borue away towards their horn?;, and
long after they had passed from my
sight 1 could hear the glad shouts ol
the impulsive people waking the high I
air. aud reverbrating among the distant
hills;
THE M0THS1'3 MISTAXB.
"Cluirles, comehere.,,t. , ,
Slowly, the boy approaches his moth
er, w iivn the latter giles him a smart
box in the ear, adding:
There; take ihat; and bow go to
work-' i r , 1
H "Why, motlpr, what hive I done ?"
''Done, you have iwi done anything
only jtoiin'g over thatjld paper for an
hetir"
"But, mother, the hores.aret done,
and it js storming.' ,
. "Go under the shei, then, .and saw
wood."
Aud he went, the toy oT fourteen ,
dwarfed alike in bod mid mihdj the
former.br hard labor ia the faim, ihe
ia'ier by hard words aid.'hard knocks.
, Poor boy ! and thts'was the nephew
lhat I hail to longed to see. for 1 re
membered him as a iprigluly boy of
ihreeyears, all life aa animal ion; and
(i.his was the sister lliatl had.conte so far
,0 visit, and this was uy first observa
tion day 1b the family circle, for sickness
'f Jj -.7T f KXili-
had hitherto; coninetHnertd' my rdont'
where alt had-beeunsM'ilca andkid;iu-
ten!iou., .Myi8iste.waioajleyiM.ol.-,
der tlianjselfbHlbeinjg pply; iauw.
we were much togetherand hajMew if
tnj aevicis illrtv no CUUGCBieu iruU CBCtl
othtri'-and for awhile after Wiaarned
tlid one goiBg toward the isiag, .the
other the .setting .8aa,w, )iad kept up a
regular correspondence, but the cares
ol a growing family, aud poor health
soon' checked 'Uie letters, and' at'laal
they ceased entirely- '- J a
Oucu she tbad visited,.the, 'old hoBtan
and friends, aud. .brought Charlie, her,
first-born, wiih her, a hiigliUad of three
summers.'' Eleven years had passed
when 1 decided to make her a Tisitand
see how she pruspejed iu..lhe far west.
Success' had, ctowued .their labors, and
lo t the casual observer, nothing was
wautinu- to make life agreeable.
Three Idvely uirlss wandered"' fronf
room to room. Let' as follow then to
the siiiiug-room-. The. eldest .threw.
down her book, which, instead olreach
iuf lite table as she desiuned, fell to the
Door, iiisieau 01 saying, -jticb. 11 up,
my daui'lixer,' the mother' gave her a
quick slap oinhe head, which sent her
rcclin-; and picked it up herself. Qui-,
ei was scarcely restored ere another ol
feuding, lor soiue slight cauae,rcceivd
aKboxuii-d '"aunygi;yoKaalirus
ilieaiieinoott was speutT' I was in hopes
that such scutes were not common, anil
waited paficudy lor the cveiinig, but.
alas I it came all too soon, lor as,iuuch
as. my feelings had bei-11 tried during
the Jiiy, hey weie worseiried in' the
evei.ing. 'The candle was 'placed 011
the stand iu the center of the room; the
lather, Hied with hid day's W,urk iu the
woods, had leaned his chair kick ag
ainst .he 'wall mid1" was already snoring;'
the mothei with her 'youngest iu' her
lap; rocking by the. ore; 1; with my; lect
on, the lender and nobody by. Uie light.
Charlie Jiuined up. his Pjper ( wliic.ii
hud been; lucked a way) aud 'timidly
diew hischafr Up lo ihe saiid in-hope'r
of fiuishitig his story! bui""htrk ?
Come, boy, just 'move your chair
back, and not, make yourself yquile so
CoupieUuus." 7, . : .,
He moved b."ick, aud soon slipped
out of the room, and was' ioOn forgot
leubv all but myself; but often in the
cotitrtr uriiie-v.nng- ' a .. a
wheiH the bov was. About nine he
cnnie in. and 1 eXDCcled a scene, bui
uo iiueslioti was asked, aud fie passed
on to his 100m. 1 could not refrain
.Irorn asking my:tister w'h'erej Charle
"p nt! his evenings. 1 t
"Oil, ",,said,sheM".lic generally goe
over lo the oilier house: they take Uie
Ledger, and always 'read it aiu'tid,' even'
nigs."
This, thenj was the mystery;.xhe boy
could not have the pnvileduc of read
ing at. home, and went to ,lhe neigh-
bors.
1 felt slckilnWl-sickt home-sick, and
lon-'ed for the uuiet.of my owu home.
Bui a holc winter was before me. and
omethin .must he done. At last all
had sought their'pillows save my' sister
Miid myself; an unpleasant sileBCe per
vaded ihb;rooai; 1 waa thinking howto
begin;, I. knew Uiat .rey sisters. heart
was in -tne, ngni piace 11 couiu oui
reach it; she asked" me 'wliat I' was
thinkin.' abiut: rtdldher l'i:i,tllink
in-' of our mother: 1 asked her ifahe
remembered how tenderly and lovingly
she reared her family-rhow, sliec sym
pathized wiih ulLourJatlc imaginary
wromrs aim irouDies-r-uww ui uiuyiu
us to iirav and sintr, as well .as, read
and work; how pleasantly we spent our
evenings, when "mother would tell us
some pleasant stoiy. or brother Charlie
would read the newspapers ' ;
lvvus enoHgh.alreadyishe was weep-
insr on toy bosom; no promise was asa
ed or given! but 1 heard her go softly
to her boV'ft ruoin, anil as she returned
1 heard her murmur: 'God bless him I'
and 1 knew the good.. work was; begun.
It was apweiinie, before aHttye little
oulbreaka, were "dispensed with, but a
look was sufficient to still' ihe tempest,
and ere spring, ihe lime for ipy depar
ture; had arrived, a lovelier aad pleas
anter family could not be found. Cluir
lie accoHtpaniedjne home to finish his
education, and he promises still to ful
fill the hope of early years.e libit
trated:
The Littla Lhili aid tha Coaat
Outofjthe mouth 01 babes, and suck-
lings pod perfects praise, ( and he pjof.
u-n-pleased to.employ the artless words
of children to sofleabad iiearts.and lead
unbelievers to a joyful puthria the go.
pel. We give an iostrucifve exampje:
A rich Count of Silesia, having fre
quently visited Berlia. Frankfort and
f aris, had embibed a bilier liatred iii
ward Christianity. The conveiastidH
of worldly' men, the rending of infidel
books, the plensMies.lo, which bewas
addicted,, the .large lor une.ne eiijoyea.
all had incliiie'tl his heart to.skeptical
principles. 'Re'turhing home, he Mbith
doued himself wilitoBt anv restraint to
sensual pleasures anil openly professed
infidelity, diffuttwr- poisonous
infinm aU awkadalai. lit, aattaji
(5kiJ taff) 1 ttMAttff
J tft.jf, ;-i t. -a-.
j-. (.itt.j x J'tt'.J h.'j i'.tar
tli' v
h'k'i
r"i.4
trfi o-.u ;:-
rsutsn bi.i ,haQtl
t ?1iK.
l.t ;.. iff ni tpl?t jfciil tlin
" .tfiRjC-J
i-t AVi ii.Wft tY
"WtiA. s"A li -n a
wasas'wicled at1 hiaise1f: They wire
compnakms in iniowky.' .s wt :u
h Ouiday.Um.,CvUtacJluBg,overjkU
groarids. Jiuaru the, week voice ..of a
4,-htld in a garden. Ueapproaeheavtad
saw inue gin who was 'aiBging.aewi
aed!dB hegraW her atee QHeiln
with tearsj tThw-aijihk exeited hU. :u-,
riouty;. heiaa.ieredii.be jrardca. aadsee-l
lnguiat uie piue gin uau a sweet aaa
inielligenVair, he felt moved 'with pity,
lliA TniivA a"a'IiaV MAntiitAaLiaur.M.
-a..e - ! I - - W
ed'tbat shebelendtoavery auocfaat
ily; ','--v jcp IjCiK .Jtulb it t. t: rju dt
'rhy da.yoa werf? ate.iclCiiay
child ?" asked the Coaat.
. "No,
a," she replied, 'bat I weep1 be
lasbhafipyrlf -''J '
Itlii
Cause !
1
IIo'wcabtou weep-if yeaara
py?' saidalieCoauUa.il i-jri , -
i: Vfiecaase.l love aajB.ach the Lord
jesus uunsu; .
has
you
"Xo, He
u noia,eHye,ia
a -
heaven." u .- .
A r.il an if fill
I't-TV-t
benefit is it toVoV If Hi 'eoald help
Kmvw wtw..
yoa, He;w6aTdf ' jlaliaaey t yoar
mothejy tkaf BkBiaaijgfatraaiy yoa better
rlitiaa rT 1 I u.
Tdp not wish for moaey ; but the
Lord Jestis Christ will take me ouo day
10 Himself in heaven.'' '
It is your grandma, ar some such
person., who stakes yoa believe all
ihese ihiiiL's." . . ,
"No.'no; it Untrue, Bd it makes me
glad." Aud the child's eje filled again
will; tears.
These simple replies this eatidor.tbts
happiness- i'm poreriylfoccibly; atrack Uie
Couai'a.miBd. "HegBvaUjtckild.some
mony, aud went iiwar. j- ,
Two tiiimrs." be wrkka the letter
above cited, "occupied aMBkoughts on
my return 10 ther house, "and, the' lollow-
mg day. x asuea myseii now tu such
seitlimenisffiid t,heirwayJiBtothis childs
soul? for I-knewJthatjseillieT the pastor
or lite school-master. Iiad imparted them.
Next I wondered'- how a child eight
years of age-efcuWrje Elletl' with sach
sincere love; for lliadr remarked J in the
girl's eye an.avdent affectiou.for the. Re
deemer. I.had seeatlial her soul was
IU,.V r.lnTam.LJKMISni-a DtlllOSO
ical. solution of this' phcnoinenohin
' t. --a
inexplicable 'to me.'
While the'1 Coaat meditated, aa these
things.be remembered another incident.
Haviugset offona jouruey from Cassel
to Got ha,, eight or nine years before, he
stopped at New Dtete'ndrof, a se'tde-
inent 01 aomrtan oretueren, 'ana was
Ied'by-curiowty;or 10 beguile tiae,tooHe
of their evening .meetiags.) TJieastor
preached on a s.uject which appeared to
him then very singular, namely: that
the Lord honors persons i wknf rgf ly a
cnua $otctnoB. a aermou exci
ted Ute Count' sneer- rather than bis
sympathy., But .the subject recurred
to lusj mind .after his interview with the
little girl! lie thought continually on
froffitmg Bjr'a'eAtW canverielio. , '
On lirs'returahoaae IveTwasmore seri-
(ous.''.and avoided talking as before' on
religious topics.r The pastor, his con
stant truest, was surprised at this re
serve; but the Count, did not speak of
f & .i ., .: ...; , - :. 1...
tne souversauon gun tne nine mn, icsi
he huu)d be ridienled: A week after
ward he we called. ly his basinese to
lournev on ihe .froalters ,ofJustrta.
His road led him to unauenirey, an
other settlement of the Moravian breth
eren'. He arrived ihete at night: "The
next mOmine." he says, 'l heard the
bells ring, and was told it was the chil
dren's festfval., The director allowed
ne to attend the love-festival, and the
children's linulnir pleased mo much.
went also to the 'evetiinir meetiBg.' The
preafclier delivered a touchiogdisconrse
on tne lexi: "nave ye never reao., yui
of the mouths of babes and sucklings
Thou hast perfected praise ! iat. 81 :
16." At 'the: close of this sermon Jthe
castor made an- afVetinjr prayer, in
which - he commended to the. church's
remembrrnce childrea and youth. This
servtce.made upon me so strong an im
pression that 1 am sure it will last
tlirougiiout eternity. was oameu in
tears. I lelt somethiag which 1 had
never. experienced Ja my Ufe before.
The. Question which the persecaior Saul
addressed to Jesus on "the way to' Dam-
aseus, 'Lord, what wilt thou hare tne
do' 'arose in mv troubled soul. Icon-
'linued to weepbitieily till a sweat peace.
penetraieumy ,ei. ,ieis.ijiew,. ,
qaillity which words cannot express. I
was conyineed to my great' s'.bafsh
me'nCihat the akme'rif JesaVthat riame
which li-bBTdBei'hiarforamly with-putaontempi.-wasbeame
to ate iBfin
iiely dear and precioas. aad that I had
eJMaiiiedmercy."
the nob a Count of fiesta inarches
bow faithfullf under ihe holy banner of
jeSBS unnsr. laaBirirHC m vwaaing wiu
wayQfPrevidBee Probably the most
learned thcoloaieal' arguments would
li" ve' been powerless against his arro-
gant tkepttelMn: bat what learning was
jncapftbl' ef doieg, the Lard did by
means el a eBtld
t ' 1 1 ' iaa . . .
A Jady. asked a ahipwraeked seaman
how he fsk waaa tka waves dashed over
wet . n , , , -t I
"Why do Toa'lovehiaa no rnaeb? He
. J
been dead aloagliaac; He catf da
no ioou."i " ' 'v k u d if-
.EA2HAM tAE0Di)i20
YAQsaasiy
ansaia asd: so xenas $x
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I m- ? i ill 7 tmi.
at -
-VOLUME LHQ, li nt ll,
fU a inni. t 3 flet'i oh ton n', 1
t i " aa 3iKt
AiEr
, ...
d. -moM
Geo.' WihW
the tiatea (roai
: aW'fLiJikk'r'ta!
K 1L .H trl '- . I !i (f.uSu! tisim
tae atiUB? ot ibbm noes ai iwaw. -tm
rx la. ,- eo - .. - J ? .irf. t
oat boob ba lae day ifM. flaw
accoaapaBted1 a kda iroat Ikr'l
tioase ta tae raw." Amviar a
, .
.. ttjia. .'... . t,-, v ,.. ,.
Rock, we kftweartSaW!
- . , k -. ). 7j-a--
mpproacuea um BfeMuaar
pofaUd' 3l
1
crack: ar
itaaw
.1
e.nwhiie'oftWree.
-. tU-t'll-. i.li
ihtiwc wnaer 1
r-'
reared taiae;' ;The
dered's'kiWai;
back, aaalarai' aaaraal
Ingaalaa-iMt'-V1 iU -P
. ii- .tiyil,.-. r
tUllltf Mi; Xd
writee ta m 9mnt(-
mlt'.J ' n.'.t 1 j, i
atmmmntmm aww. -
,'A,. aaM Itaxiac liaa'liiAaVMBr1
'l htkrak tWrA w'
lakV a notion to' fall. arryJleeaas
wearaWit'" --' J
Tka platform; jutted from the maw
laad KNaa aixty feet, bat to give tka '
visitor a still mere fearfal projection
over the raging waters.a woodta Image .
or stsiEinz bad aeea tkraat'beyoad tka
extreme edge for soase feeU lata ter
minated ia, a small box forTkifara1 to '
stand, island it was kept ta its poaiboa
aad enabled to bear weight by a poa- J
deroas, loaa.01 steaes aeapra upow iu.
inner end The" day -"wa Very irht
aed hot, aad it beiag almost laaeb jftaaV
at the .hoteltv bat, few visitors J were
out,, so we sccajarr the dizzy, parek
alone WagaaediearWiyoaVapoatba J
awful waters, westretehed oar kawia '
timidly om WfrizTitfalptka beYsw,
and we felt, our aatures aweucu '
. i-. :- '!- a. r.7 .. ,.
ry fibre by the deafeBiBr.raarHhat I
seemed 10 penetrate as, as it were, wkk
Tbiaia a. terrible place 1 said I.
Tlr un.l-rtiir; Bad SM OBKwWla
ir.-. 1 .k . ,, .. -
saere
shell wSaat!' reyaarraa3T
th tsBmafc;'iWr-i.i-t'.V
jettinir, angry stream kave'beea'gaaw
Ulg QUI lliai HOllOW, auu auaate mrnj-tnm-
plane a
ust tall. ' ' - -T MJl -&
My eompanioa. 'shadde 'MVSi'iij '
herself togeUier iaalarm! Omr eyea'
swept the roaring circle of tka waters
,-.
once more; we gaaed aboat ia martial
fascinatipa, wkenswldenlyftamag ear
looks upoafeaek'otber, iraek rasagaiseaf;
a correspoading fear. X3 && iu?xu
1 dJ not lite this pkee,'. saidl )alet
W. 'ThewKole1 base af th"roartaJ-'
p'robably dismtegtatedaad parkapa si-
poijed in a acesii'of stor ntch-'
es, ready to falfofii nil'tojayxsaww'. -at
any unusaaf rturaaUioa':JTha fc-5
sue th'ere seemstb be atora thaa aaa- "V
ally wideld-darT il'tbiaa? are' had Wt-r
ter leave, for I do act macy saafc'i axi
finish; aad, kaaidea. my' paper, aaaat-ka
published oextweea. " 3
WittVthear yery wraV tka lattar
ottered hairjoceeely,'thaViiol,wish.r-.
nut alarm-I setied my eempaaioa'a k
hand, and; in'alisdrate paBia, we;fea aa j
fast as ear feetrcaa!d carry aa,tawards '
what might be 'called tliaabare. Wa '.
burst into a hwrgh wkaa wa tegaiaai
the land. and jumptne; m'ooar earriaga -fell
actaally" as if we kad aaadaa far- .
tunate escape. Wa rolled bwek toward '
the Cliford Hoase. batBefcrewa kad
proceeded twa.aMaata' aa the way,'
thundering repart, kke tka axplasia;c4
aa eanhaaka, krat wpaa as, aad: with ,
a loag-raar. tka graaaal toeasbMai ka
neathoer wkeak. Wataraed ta b4
that Table Bock kad maVa I
We were tka km apea R,aad k was, -
doubtless, the anasaal agitattea eaaatrl
by ouriyir'foottteiis tltadiatBtWd
the exactitude of its aaaaKaftaaj.and
thrilled it from its pcise. -
Iu a minute moVa "tka roail wsa M
withkarryrBg psopWraad dsriag tke -ioirowing
lWf'hoaVawata toM "
handWtimea,nT idvaacaei tbtfaawt -morning
joaraak. tkat1 a lady if ge
tlemah. who were oa TaNe "aWk. aad
gaaa down tha Wk. WearataidthM
tlta trot af a df weald ehakaalilaa.
don Brfdga frern ead a;ead,-wkad ;it
would not be dklwraed by tka
heavily loaded wafaa. -'
not prc)ly kaa Taa apsai im tka way y
I have deamaai far -years parbaaa.,,
aerer. aadrtkerafara, wMaaaar I
it apekaa of, f faal asrujf I bad
thing to" do wkk its fcB." " xr. iM
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now, aat ana aaa saea taa amy
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she was m yotfng saaayaeijy.1 !- u
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