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WHOLE NO. 149 14 with aeatneae aod 4eipatch, t this office. VAN MlikXfii CO U.N TV OPFiCKKS. " A XT. ALACKUAtf, Se1iter,cf Dl't Atwruey at Law and Notary abUe, w!l attadtotL bnainee ol Couve analog, drawing i freernent, applications for vouatr lands, w ilt, xc iLa putenate jbJ eale STOtipuaiSSr53i a. Ottcc In the L'o4iii iiuiiH. 6 iy A. IV. XASII, iVe f Prolate, ani XoMfr PaMir. Van Beren Co. 0ivaiiif in ! cihr ruuoena prialn J. XI. MDLON, Ootat v Tff arr. Van Barfa Countr, Notary Pub He, will rltend to t iarrbaiH) and ta! of Kaal Zitata, axaraiiuegtitLa, pMii f Tx pro Tifinf liounty Land v.krr au, A. Office in ta V-o .x llorve. -1, RUS1KKSS OAKDS T- n. IlAIUtlfcON, Flain, Farifj. Job, Nawd aoi Orninn-fiUl Printt-r, Uandbillf, Toitori, CarJs. liail TkLc t, Ac. ice aUIy aad quickly axecutad with tatoei4 and Ji fatetu All otJri reBpoclfally fwliciud. I'ticm niodttak-N'oaTiicn.fia Orrica n.nh 1J of utia itrM, Paw i'w. M1JLODIAN8. Tia eba;4t llciio.' ilaun A Hamlin, and Prinea 1 Co' hr axcluiira patutcd iprocrcianti. nj. r.ar:dall, Lawpcc. Aent can furuinh and warrant for Uu-abllity, at Factory frictf, TwU-a loud st act and tuna in tLa aqual UuijxramcnU Uwraurr, Nr. 1, 1S57. 133-tf. lUSNttY LVCVK, MaJivfatnrer rf al d-arin Wiuaor Cottage and aaal ou short ro'Jca. :Vn litre for n't i d fc-uitaQtly "u Hr.d. rliop ipxBtutbr Metbo diat Ot urch, u the new rabiiict auup. I'aai Paw, July JO. 1S57 I20ly CWaJar la Beaiv Male Cl ihhip. lUti. Ca. i. Vali a? and Guntumeu a rurnuLu.f Jool, wLicb oa oM ij dl ci' trp r. Yirvt Ioor K'. of laraal't faacy 8tor. Ka!naxoo. Mich. O. P. (-OUTON, Xalr !a Crockery, Glast and Clina-ware, Paper Uaniugi, Window fc'jadti and Curtaict, Cut. ltry, Jiwilry. Tankes Nutieni, u and Eait. arn, Ware, lc, South 'A of Main t. Cr.t 4ocr Wfcit of U. Suith 1 Co., HT-tf. . D. HIM.MO.MI, DJr la Saib, Mindi and Dvon, and all kindi of CaV.Lt Ware, al tue btaui saw MilL LaaUn, l7-lf. Mice. OJfcVTfftl'IIXs , r, XT. Brown eaa a found at all timee at bit raoma war Iiiaa, Warran and Co'a Stor, and la prepared to execute elegantly and woll, all kiadi of work in tha line of hit proftiaion. Toe:a extracted, filled with gold or lilrer foil tad new nna imrUd, eingly or io setts, upon tie U35t ituproTci principUe of the art. 1 IT. Ainbrolf pes, Teea la the noit tuprb and life-lixe takur.tr, and yat ap in tcpericr STYLE AXD FlXISIf. Ladia'a aui Oentlcmia are inTtted to call at Lit aflea and Ua'.lcry and eiamine lr tlcmitUei. Charge iu accordance iib the tiuici. Paw Paw, Mieh. 147-tf. W. IJnowif. C. V ODBLL, M D. Wowsaop!1.!! hiin. Sjrpfn an'ict and wtrlc n. AUo, .Icaler in Ho-'kitV -Ut'on ary. mtj at all ii" e b. dmud at hi. Xeai 1 nca on the corur of Nia Paw Pw . 4r ct'y foutb a Cka. Sellick'a Jaf. P. A MM, Manafkctorar of t .3eJr lu a 1 k:s 'B of Coinot Ware; oca atlnjc in part ot Uur-ani. Tl"i. lieetea.la, Lun!, T. ilet, Wah'mc ano I.inht aituoda, ee.,ev. CtAut i;.le to ordr. Wara rraraeeppoiuthc M. K. Oiurch, Miu-at. v7 A. It.iSUS $ CO. rVfljrletor Vaw Pw Lir.ry i.'tMa. llwe and CanlJjjee at al um to 1st Paatenr. con veyed to any part f tho cooniry vn'h a-espaich. f table iu tar af Kichank' llott!. Terra ino l er.ta. 2iyl II, K. MVKET, Ware, eooiiiting in part of Uuri-au?, Taf.Ui, ! )'..lwdi, Louu;, Toilet, Vbing and Libt fUuJa, Ac, le., Cfini milt to order. All kin'lt of pr Ijco au 1 lumber taken in payment &.l wiiic-L will be paid the highest market price. Warcruomi, e&e door north af the Red Plark witha iLp, 147-tf. tAwVon, MUkigan. h Y. I.YDEX.VlTy IXSUltA.XCE CO., Albany, . Y. T. R. llnuon. f Pw T-w V. n . ia the lall authorized Ag-nt for Van Pa. . Tor the aWe well enUM (Led an 1 re epun- Onipiny, and a prepared to etern'e tr rtiki f r tv namo. ut. mot k nd f miu tV privrfT. Mh. tcrth W of Mninht., atit lo-.r iwt f Tr ia NcrtU-ruer oiTia. 1 '5 FA KM MS1 CA70.V IXSUHAXCK CO , AJ'ena. Pa. t'ed cpimI :0O.VOO. iirple 37.- 3. Tkua ataancn and tp..lai clock oiuii iy he. aenltaw.yw p'bL- favor more r .ui llV ! t. a aay oti.ar ln-nrrce rmi any f h" day in ' aay ti.er aasaeaneoec of in libvralitjr and a rait .bla man ocr of atljusdnx it lanoa P. K. liar isn u tlie authorise 1 Ar- for Van nrcn Co. Otf ie r.ut door of True Northerner dfl k. 1 1 DR. JO US W. EMEU V, Aarran aad rhT-iciB. Office at hi rekMcne on an 4 0K hta , Loae f nnerly milt and erwoed by Jaanea U. a.trotn. All clla yrornptif atten.'ad to. The octor waa formerly pra jU"iog phyaieian of thi la- , and ana aaai'Ua aiaa r nra?d afit' an aWn.e of a few yaAH. PatrenAe u rp 'cllaily ilicitevl. 114 " S. C, QUIMEB, rJfr 1 Clrr!ea and PmVtona, Fiih. Fro it. Jlata, PaiaUt, Oili, Yankrta Nolion1", WWon, Willow aad R.onc Wtr,Con!. ctjonery, Ciifari, Xxv7 .Ma'Ktce , Jleoka aH Kta mnery, f ar L1(Oora for Ml'ciual and Mockaoieal pur yvvas ate., e. 3yl e. esivae. fa raw W.M.UAITKLV, iba'tr In Dry Ooorfe.Orxeriee. Hardware, Ready tf CI thiof , BocU aai Uae,l!aaaad Capa, die. Store.aoutk lda 2ain atreet. 4ly pit AXDKEWat KOOUXAM Cave farmed a et arU'rallp fcr tbe prtioa) ef ICadKiaa aa-1 rs'gary. Jk aal petof 7 wetter ay. I nc toeaid ttce prumpUv atWiM'trd to win ; pursuing their evening avocatious by the " aname auacuen io uoncst povcny, aim ru "ujiywc, uuw mc ie u, i caunoi alt' light of a solitary tallow candle, why must our whole lives be a i constant . get our young minister and his family out Mr. Lindsay was evidently bestowing con-1 struggle to keep up appearances?" of my mind ever since the afternoon we tha ort Uone. 2d dor n the ruht. 91. gidtrable care upon the sermon he was in ! " Ior(1 of luc world," returned were there to tea, and thi; is three days j jy H,n,nv the act of composing, and, judging from I Mm. Lindsay, meekly, 4 had not where to ao." Seeing her husband had laid down r. u. tilVLVX, . xL .i' . ' ' . ?r ... ! lav hi head and hu did not scraid to his Mpc. that her daughter had laid down THE DONATION' PARTY BY MRS. SARAH M. HAYES. It was evening ouc of those chilly, bleak November nights, wheu we insensi bly draw closer towards the fire; nod as hoU without, faaMiaM ton, seems to produce corresponding emotions seems to produce corresponding emotions in the mind. Mr. and Mrs. Liudsay, the young minister of a country pariah and ! his wife, were seated in their little parlor, pnrcnolugical ucvelopincut head, his intellectual capacity was of no common order. His wife, with whom we have at present more to do, was a fair, grntlc looking creature, who had been se leeted by lier husband (as ministers gen erclly sekct their wives) more for her pretty face and winuing manners, than lor any knowledge she possessed of the art and Mysteries of housekeeping an ac- I complishmcut by the by, which should be considered absolutely essential in the education of an American female. In our country, where fortunes arc so precarious and help so uncertain, a wife and mother, rhould be fully acquainted with the minu tiae of a department upon which the com fort ot her family may sometimes entirely depend. Helen Lindsay was the daugh ter of a broken merchant ; but having been educated while hr family were in affluent circumstances, it was no fault of hers that this necetsary branch of her edu cation had been neglected. She now did her utmost to remedy the evil, and as the wife of a poor xniuister, receiving a mea gre support, economy of the most rigid description was not a matter of choice, but of absolute necessity. Hut that the strug gle, both physical and mental, which she was daily obliged to undergo, were gradu ally undermining her health, might be easily discovered from the wan, attenua ted countenance and enfeebled looking frsme, as she sat, her foot employed in rocking the cradle, while her hands were engaged in placing a patch upon a gar men, whosv dilapidated appcarauec seeded to render it only fit tor the ragman's wal let. But even while thus occupied, t.hc found time ever and anon to bestow a Tf;U -wfuMe- h.uttueeuon upuu Lcr husband. According to the beautiful Irish proverb, his love was the silver li ning to the dark cloud by which she was enveloped, and she felt that a hovel shar ed with him was preferable to a palace, where he was not. What a singular ano maly U woman ! In prosperity almost invariably coy, and hard to please. It is in adversity alone that her love and power are visible ; even when degraded to the most menial employment, the sacrifices she is obliged to make arc dignified and enno bled by the spirit with which they arc performed. Mrs. Lindsay at leugth broke the silence, which had been uninterrupted for pome time, by exclaiming 11 My dear I ain fearful you will take cold thia chill evening, sitting so long without your coat. Will you not move nearer to the fire '" at the same time stir ring a fire, the fuel of which had evident ly been disposed with a view to economize its consumption. " I do feel somewhat chilled," returned her hukband, rising to obey her request. " Mr. liennet promised to return my coat in two hours; but as it needed a good deal of mending, he has probably been detained with it longer than he expect ed." Catching a view of his wife's coun tenance as he arose, he continued- 44 You iook paie ana urea, my love, ana u is no wonder ; the household labor vou arc ob liged to perform, is too much for you, without the care of three troublctoiue children. Do you go to bed and try to obtain some rest; I can rock the cradle just as well as not, while I am not engaged in writing." Mrs. Linds.iy did not, as is usual with some wives, when she discovered her hus band's sympathy, recapitulate all she had gone through with, throughout the day she did not tell him how much it had hurt her delicate hands to wash, or how nadlv her bones ached, beine unon her fret nil day and bending over a tub. She i ,i i . . i n klw t,,at. M acquainted with it all, and, aeerdy as he telt lor her situation. that it was not in his power to improve it. So assuming as cheerful a look as possible, ho replteu - 14 The weather is getting so cold that I want to have some warmer clothing ready to put ou little Mary in the morning; and as flannel is to expensive, I thought I would mend up this, although it is a good deal the worse for wear." lJut seeing her husband about to resume his pen, she continued I dislike to interrupt you, Charles, especially aa you have so little leisure to make your preparations for the Sabbath, but Mr. and Mr. Wiley, with their daughter, have tent me word they are coming to take tea with us to-morrow, and the truth ii, there is but little in the house to set btforo them." Mr. Lindsay pushed the paper on which he was writing, from him, ts his wife concluded, and a crimson flush moun ted to his forehead, as he arose to his feet, and for a few momenta paced the floor with agitated steps. He was well so rpitt3 iih tha fact mentioned, is 4heir I awMs w wvavawaa V a VIV'LUIVU V VI HIJ UIIV J ' m I situation had been little better for some time, but there had been a sort of tacit understanding between them to allude to it as seldom as possible; the truth, now set before him in a few words, gave rise to emotions fir which he could not account. Kesuming his seat, he exclaimed-- " Pride is ccrtaiuly the last part of the old man that dies, and as our situation is not of our own contriving, I cannot imag ine how it can affect me thus. There is 1 1 - I I ' fia -r.n ... . ... V. r T acknowledge it." 44 True," said her husband, his fine countenauce immediately settling into his natural expression ; 44 and when human nature is prone to rebel, how soothing the reflect ion that the 4 God we worship is good and just !' However, I do some times think that too much is expected of a pastor. We arc promised but a few hundred dollars a year; aud when a min ister has no resources of his own, and each one delays his payment until the end of the year, perhaps never pays at all, his family are often in a very destitute situa tion. Iudeed, at times, 1 fear it sadly in terferes with my usefulness. When you, my dear, are unable through indisposition to perform vour domestic duties, vou know I am obliged to be both cook and nurse, aud therefore cannot give that at tention to my religious exercises which is due both to myself and to my congrega tion. I do not," said he, noting the troubled expression on the face of Mrs. Lindsay 44 1 do not say this to complain, but it is a plain exposition of facts, and my heart often dies within me when I ask myself, must it continue thus? And had it not been for your untiring, cheerful eon duct, dearest," continued he, taking her hand, 44 1 think I must long ere this have given way to despondency." His voice trembled as he spoke, and his wife, cufeeblfd and worn out iu both tody and mind, fairly burst into tears as he concluded. Her heart bled for the mental anguihh which she knew her hus band must HufTer as the head ot a family so needy that they were soiuetiinei almost in want of the common necessaries of life, keep up appearances. In fact, his situa tion was much more to be commiserated than that ot the very poor man, whose associations, habits, feelings and opinions have been formed in the class of society to which he belongs, and who is not prohib ited by the forms of society from turning a penny in an honest way. 44 It is not for myself I weep," cried Mrs. Lindsay, drying her tears, 44 but 1 sometimes feel so wretchedly that I fear I shall not live long. The labor I am daily obliged to perform, together with nurs ing, is too much for my strength ; and what is to become of you and our helpless children when I am gone?" 44 Do not speak of such a thing, Helen, if vou love me," said her husband, his cheek growing very pale. 14 Were you to be taken from me, I should indeed havo peculiar ncad of support from above. Our prospect for the winter is certainly gloomy: but cheer up, dearest, He who supplied the ravens will yet, I trust, look j with compassion upon us. His wife, however, was in a peculiarly desponding mood ; her mind could not be diverted from dwelling upon their own situation. She replied 44 Our children are without suitable clothing for the winter. Poor little Harry and Mary ran in their bare feet until they looked so blue and cold I could not bear to see them; their shoe will hardly hang together now, and we are destitute of the means to buy others ; indeed, we aro such poor pay, that I disliko asking any fur ther credit." 44 You are nervous to-night, dear," re turned her husband, soothingly. 44 1)o re tire to rest ; I will take charge of the babe until you obtain some sleep." 44 1 am not nervous, my husband," said she, cudcavoring to smile as she noticed his agitation, 44 and for your sake I will try to bear up. In every situation let mo but be at thy side, thy path to cheer, and I am content ; but 1 will avail myself of your kind offer." The evening prayers were said, and Charles Lindsay was left to himself. He did not attempt to resume his writing, and we will not attempt to fathom his thoughts as he eat for several weary hours mechan ically rocking his unconcious infant. He had entered life with many pleasing antic ipations, and, notwithstanding his piety and humble dependence upon his Maker as a maa and a Christian, he could not but mourn over the poverty which, to say the least, was cramping his energies and paralyxing his efforts to do good. Howev er, the God in whom they trusted was even then working out means for their relief, in a tuannor which they had not anticipated. Will our readers accompany ns ti a substantial farm house in tho immediate vicinity of the small parish in which Mr. Lindsay was the settled pastor? A huge fire was blazing on the old fashioned hearth, and sufficiently near to derive tho foil benefit of the heat sat the farmer, the wife, his rlacghtr, a yoting My, trri their little son. Every thing about them bore evidence of comfort and of the greatest abundance, while the tankard of mulled cider was before the fire and the dish of apples upon the stand. The farmor him self sat in his easy chair, apparently occu pied with his pipe, and Mrs. Wiley, with her feet upon a fxtstool, seemed doling over her knitting. 44 I am not," aaid she, at length, looking up from her work n44 I am not dreaming. the book she was reading, and that they weru ooin giving ncr ineir attention, urs. Wiley continued 44 It is true, I am but arlain woman, but I have eyes as well as others, and 1 do not think we, who have plenty of every thing the world can give us to inako us comfortable, think as much as we ought to do of how those get along who have but a dollar or two at a time, and a place to put even that before it comes to hand. I do not like to speak of these things, but did you notice how very plain their tea was, and yet little Harry said, 'Mother, how good this butter does ; taste 1" plainly showing that they had; gone to some extra preparations to enter tain us. And then Mrs. Liudsay, poor, little soul ! what would be but a few hours' work for mo is a day's labor for her; but she cannot help it, poor thing, and it is hard to do when one has nothing to do on. 44 Since you speak of it," said the farm er, beriously, 4 1 think, too, that our min ister's countenauce, notwithstanding his good looks, does not appear as it used to do. He seems all the time trying to be cheerful, when he does not feel so. Hut if it is because he is not paid, why don't he pay so 7 I for one pay my subscription regularly. 44 Why, father," said Emma Wiley, 44 1 am sure lie did tay irom tnc ruitit tna the winter was about here, and if his sup porters felt able, he would feel grateful tor the amount of their subscriptions. The fact is, I do pity ministers in little country place ; they havo nothing but their salaries to depend upon, and they arc afraid to leave a situation, let them be . . i n- r .1 . i I . r ... gregation blame Mrs. Lindsay ; but if she was ever so good a manager, 1 do not be lieve they could get along with comfort on what he is paid. She is busy from morn ing until night; and last week when I called, she was doing her ironing with her baby lying upon the table ou which she was at work." 44 It is too hard," said the farmer, whose sympathies were strongly aroused, sending forth a column of smoke that his miud was a good deal agitated. Hut what is to be done? I cannot support the family, and unless I do, a money is so scarce, I fear nothing that will do much good can be accomplished." 44 Why," said Mrs. Wiley 44 Why can not things that will answer the same pur pose as money bo given ? If some of us were to join, and make what is called a Donation Party, we might give what would at least supply his table for some time and never feel it." 44 1 have heard of such things, wife," said the farmer, earnestly, 44 and I think it would be a capital idea. Many then could present a little matter that they would not kuow how to send at an ordina ry time." t 44 Mother," said little John Wiley, get ting up and coming to his mother's knee, 44 1 know what Donation Parties are, and I will give my new dollar to put iu the basket." 44 And I," said Emma, "will knit a purse and put in it John's dollar and my five dollar gold piece that I have been keeping to buy a pencil." 44 Hurrah!" said the farmer, 44 here is a good beginning, wife six dollars raised already 1" 44 God bless yon, my children"' said Mrs. Wiley 44 you will never be any the poorer; and if I live until to-morow, I will call on some of the neigbors and be stir myself to see what I can do." And Mrs. Wiley did bestir herself; she was indefatigable in her exertions for sev eral days, and was delighted to find so many of the congregation enter warmly into hcrschemo. All that had been want ing was ouc active Christian to move Jirst in the matter. The Donation Party was given, and it would have done your heart pood to have seen the gifts come pouring in. Farmer Wiley drove up in his wagon with a barrel of flour and a couple of hams; several others followed his example ; while many brought butter, lard, eggs, poultry, &c in the greatest profusion. Mr. Hen net, the tailor, was a good man and a Christian, but he was not able to present Mr. Lindsay with a coat; he, however, volunteered to make it, and a young jour neyman, whose organ of benevolence was pretty largely developed, undertook to raise a subscription to buy it. The coat was got, and a proud man was Mr. liennet as ho carried the handsome new coat to the Donation Party. The milliner had long lamented that Mrs. Lindsay was obliged to wear such a shabby bonnet. She would have offered to do, it np gratuitously, bl it was a delicate matter, and she did not ! know how to get about it the Donation j Party afforded a fine opportunity. The bonnet was iuade to look almost as well as new, especially as MUs Makin added some pretty ribbon of her own. A small piece of silk, and a few hours' labor, completed This was a warm hood for little Mary. fmt with it, and the milliner's pleasant face ooked almost handsome as she set her bandbox io the hall. A large clothes bas ket was placed near the entrance, carefully covered with a cloth, and hero small arti cles were deposited. Many who attended church regularly, and were yet considered costly mercnaudixe ana wares ot won to young to subscribe, were pleased to have Jrouj value even the workmanship of ' . . . . . . a!? 1 1 ?a . mis opportunity io contribute tneir nmc here Emma's purse was placed, her eff orts among her companions having ena bled her to place twenty dollars within it. And then there were small rolls of calico, of muslin and flannel, with gloves, pocket handkerchiefs, shoes, stockings, Ac., arti hich, taken separatedly, did not amount' to much, but in the aggregate were of great importance to those whose need rendered even one dollar an object of consideration. Materials for an excellent supper had been prepared at the different houses of tha members, and with the exception of tea and coffee, was served cold. Quite a num ber of the ladies had taken great pleasure in superintending the arrangement of the table. After all had partaken of the good cheer before them, FarmerWiley delivered a short address. Among other things, he proposed that they should annually, on the last week in November, have a meet ing of the same description at the dwelling of their beloved pastor. This was heartily concurred in by all present; and when they shortly afterwards separated for their respective homes; each one enjoyed the happy consciousness of having performed at least on$ gxd action in the course of their lives. After their departure, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay went through the house to note the different articles that had been presented. They found the greatest vari ety of provisions ijuite sufficient to sup ply their table for many months ; and as Mrs. Lii.dsay inspected the contents of the basket, she was so affected at the many little tokens of thoughtful affection that she could scarcely rofrain from tears,as 6hc exclaimed 44 Oh ! why did I repine, my husband; cies." 44 Your sweet face looks ten years young er to-night, Helen," said Mr. Lindsay, kindly, 44 and I verily believed the labor you are obliged to perform is not more weary upon you than the anxiety you suf fer in seeing those you love so poorly provided for, both in tho way of meat aud clothing." That night the minister gave his belov ed parishioners all he had to give his fervant prayers for their temporal and spiritual welfare ; and who will say that those who had thus strengthened Ids hands made the hearts of his little house hold to sing for joy were any the poorer ? We can weep over the narrative of the sufferings of the accomplished Mr. ludson in heathen lands ; but let every female cnurch member divest life of its romance and look at home. May not the wife of her own pastor be subjected to trials without a name almost as difficult to en dure? Mrs. Wiley was a very plain wo- man ; but she accomplished mat wnicn will be remembered in the day when a cun of cold water, triven in the name of a desciple, shall not lose its reward. Ltxcuburg, Union county , J'a. A Tarablc for Ilmiuese Mrs. There was once upon a time, a man who kept a store, aud sold goods at whole sale and retail. And he became melancholy because his customers were shy and sometimes bad. And he said : Ivo ! I am ruined, and the sensation is disagreeable. And my ruin is the more painful to bear because it is slow in progress, even as water doth gradually become hotter in the pot wherein the lobster boilcth, until the crustaccous creature shricketh out in his soul in anguish. Lo 1 it is better to be ruined quickly, than to endure this slow torture. I will give my money away to the poor man even to tho poorest, which is he who printcth newspapers, and I will shut up my shop and wrap myself iu the sack cloth of desolation, and pass my d.iys in the purlieus of broken banks, cur-ing the hardness of the times and rending my garments. And the howlings ot Rome shall be as the dulcet sound of dulcimers, and they who blow flutes and instruments of music, compared to the din I will make in the ears of the wicked even in the cars of bank detectors. And even as he said, so did he; for he was not like other men's sons who are foolish and know it not, and they say they will do so and so, and do it not, perform ing which is contrary. For the sons of men arc fickle, and he that is born of woman doth spite his face by diminishing the length of the nose thereof. And lol tho printer even who did publish newspapers was made gUd by the bounty of him who sold wholesale and rtUilj aid k Aid auej' hi praise and! did magntty and enlargo upon the stock: of roods which the trader had in his store, and did publish the variety, and the excellence, and the newness, and the beauty, and the cheapness thereof, till the people yes! all of them, far and near, were amazed. And they said, lo ! this man hath gath ered from the east and from the west. cunning artificers aud we knew it not. Go to, then. We will lay out our sil ver and our fold in those things which the printer priuteth of, and that which he doth publish shall bo ours. For this man's merchandize is better than the bank uotes of those who promise to pay and therein lie, even banks of deposite which beguile us of our hard-earned money and swindle us like sin. But that trader is still sad, and he said, the money that these people bring me for the goods in mv store, will I still give to the printer, anf thu will I ruin myself ; I will do that which no man hath yet done in my time or before me. I will make the printing man whom all men scorn tor his poverty, rich, and he shall be clad in fine linen, and shall rejoice. And the sons of men shall seek him in the market place, and the sheriff shall shun him, and the scoffers shall bo rebuk ed and shall take off their hati to him that was poor. And he shall flash the dollars in the eyes of the foolish, and shall cat baok novo sandwiches. Yea, even shall he light his pipe with railroad script, and cast his spittle on the beard of other men. For I will ruin myself, and he who ad vertises me shall enjoy my substance. But lo! the trading man even he who sold merchandize, became rich, and even as the unclean beast lieth in the mire, so stirred he not, by reason of much gold. And the people flocked to his store from the North. And from the South. And from the East. And from the West. did abound. Hut the trader could not become poor, and his melancholy ceased, and the smiles of happiness were upon his brow. And his children did become mighty in the land by reason of the dollars which many of the people who had rad his ad vertisements had poured in that trader's money bags. Here endeth the first lesson. Know Thyevlf. AU the air and the excrciso in tho universe, and the most liberal table, but poorly suffices to maintain human stam ina, if we neglect other co-operatives namely : obedience to the laws of absti nence and those of ordinary gratification. We rise with a headache, and set about puzzling ourselves to know the cau.e. We then recollect that we had a hard day's fag, or that wo feasted over bounteously, or that we staid up very late; at all events we incline to find out tho fault, and then call ourselves fools for falling into it. Now t.;is is an occurrence happening almost every day; and these aro tho points that run away with the best por tiou of our life before we find out what is for good or evil. Let any single individ ual roview his past life ; how instantane ously the blush will cover his cheek, when he thiuks of the egregious errors he has unknowingly committed, because it never occured to him that they were errors until the effects betrayed the cause. All of our sickness and ailments, and a briel life, depend upon ourselves. Thousands who practice errors day after day, and whose pervading thought is, that everything which is agreeable and pleasing cannot be hurtful. The slothful man loves his bed, the toper his drink, because it throws him into an cxhiliarative and exquifite mood ;: the gourmand makes his stomach his god, and the sensulist thinks his delights im perishable. So we go on, and at last we stumble and break down. We then be gin to reflect, and the truth stares us in the face, how much wo aro to blame. A II Ann Hit. Judge Pct rs w.is one of the Judges of the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, and was not consid ered the best authority in points of law. Mr. II , a well known practitioner was pleading before him in an important cause, and the Judge apparently not heed ing the lawyer, was playing with a little dog which nad come nj by his side on the platform. In the course of his re marks the lawyer stated the law applying to one of the important points in his case; the Judge stopped playing with tho dog, and lifted up his head, said : 44 Who. Mr. II , I didn't know there was any such law," To which Mr. 11 while looking particularly serious, Immediately replied, I ,4 didn't suppose your honor did." suppose your tr Fiavj aVigVmg, mrw-eviaj.