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Land Contraeta, J Ha&oM CertiSeatea,....
Honda, (all klnda,) Fehool Reporle
Eiecotiona Manwe CertJeatea,. .
Alwaya to ho found for aala aa abore.
print them moreover, and ho did blow the
trumpet of fame respecting that man's
dealings from the rising of tho sua even
to the setting of the si mo.
And he even the printer of papers
5m iW
Dj a- nAcr:6nt
C DttQnr a f Mr 1b Advance.
ta Xat tsl tt eaata If paid In aU BVMlhe.
jod wontx.
!Wa, Vt&ey, Caruaoaestal, (la eolore of art,)
14 with aeatneae aod 4eipatch, t this office.
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
a. Ottcc In the L'o4iii iiuiiH. 6 iy
iVe f Prolate, ani XoMfr PaMir. Van Beren
Co. 0ivaiiif in ! cihr ruuoena prialn
Ootat v Tff arr. Van Barfa Countr, Notary Pub
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Tifinf liounty Land v.krr au, A. Office in
ta V-o .x llorve. -1,
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Flain, Farifj. Job, Nawd aoi Orninn-fiUl Printt-r,
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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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
iba'tr In Dry Ooorfe.Orxeriee. Hardware, Ready
tf CI thiof , BocU aai Uae,l!aaaad Capa,
die. Store.aoutk lda 2ain atreet. 4ly
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
44 Oh ! why did I repine, my husband;
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
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
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
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
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
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