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'EvCry Wcdncsday Morning
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The clock struck eleven. A wo-.
man sat by the fireside, rocking her
baby to sleep.
The room was a small one ; it was
a poor workman's home,.yet there was
an air of neatness and comfort, about
it. 'T'he floor was swept clean. the
fire burned bright and eraekled in the
ciinnv, and the fie wartidles of furni
ture wliieh were neatly piiecl about
the room shone inl the firelight, their
- clear polish rellecting the merry blaze
o' the flane.
Yet the woman seetmedi to be sadi at
heart, though the elcinents of cot.fort
were about her. She sighed from time
to time as she glanced at the cot, in
wimch her baby was laid. 'J lie ch1ikd
mnoained uneasilv in its ileep 1or it was
She stojped donwi to .raze at. it.
A hectic spot lurued on eidher check,
w "vhile its lips were parched and pale.
The poor babe tossed its head ineaasily
from side it sidle. and see mcd all ui
concious of the rocking of tle. cradle,
whichnow ceased to lull it to its wonit
'ed slumber. -ie distressed imiother
.vi'rLaig her hands and wailed within
'But suddenly she started atl rose
up at the sounid of' t toutstep) on the
'avemieit without. She lineineta,
htie ste) passed b y ; aid lhe sank
Lack in her chair again.
Alas !' she sighed, 'it is not lie -
Whien will he coma i'
She listene] -agalin. She approach.
-ed the door, opened it, aud looked out
All was still in the 1.diely streets the
iuin of the city. auto ig subdued and
muflied by the falling night, still reach
ed her cars fro m the distant thorough
res. Over and above.al:-.street-,
amps, -.nd city thoroughtares,-lhun g
high tip in the heavens-shonue the
clustering fields of stiars, looking down,
in their eternal, unpitying gaze, on the
turmioil, the sorrow, and the sutffring
of this lower world. The sight of those
caln watchers-unvarying, iuperish
able, eternal,-is tt times full of sad.
ness and melancholy ; at least, so now
did this lone wonnut feel, a:nd sadly
she turned back into her little nook,
where her child lay. Shie clost th
door, and sat dowi again by the cra
All was hushed again, and now she
listened to another distant. step in the
street without. Again she stood by
the door. 'The clocks of the city were
booing the hour of twelve lihr and
e~ Step aphpronellecd ; it was tn
steady ! Shec knew that step, and her
heart uauiled tt its sound. Site knew
its meufaniing. Ah how bright. she once
looked at hearing the elastic tread of
her lover, and after that of heri huis
bad,-for it was lie ! But no0w it,
brought withI it only sadness, de pair.,
anid a grumt foreboding of sorrow to
Yet shte received him as of old
kissed himt as he entered, anad wel
iomed him home agrain, as she ha~d
always done.
It is very late, William,' she said.
' Well ! what, of' that ?'
It's lonely sitting uip.'
'And who told y ou to sit up ? No.
body asked you. WVhat btusiness have
y~on to sit up) ? and lie hiceuipped.
TVhe poor' woman burst ifto teairs.
'ry ng aain, wioman ! WVell
ivhat goodl willI that (1o ? You don't.
think I car'e for your e' cripng
' m afraid niot, WViflhiam. I ut go
to bed, and we shaull talk things over
in the ioring.e
' Tlk thiniigs over2I ? Wimat have
you go!; to say~r, tha 1 you '~ cani't, sniy it
niow '? You're going t) iscimbi nie, I
*Atppou'e ; but its all of 1n0 no'e.
'No, Willianm ; youmi know well
enug~h f iam 110 secold. I havye ineveri
spkn u angry word to you yet,
since I became. your wife, and 1 will
iro(. If a hmusbaand cannoiut hie got, to
. ,ove lhis N~ile and hiave a rer'itt t.' r lier
comfoiut wvithout sooldin' it were bmet
tre-r to give imuittp atI oce,' shie satid,
' \if, l'tate'! I hat do' yu muean ?
lian stay oit when he Iikis, without
his wifi set Lintig a cry inhg when lie coies
torne ? liut cuonie-let's to bled.'
No, Williai; I must nurse our
child. lie's very ill.'
\' hat ! Ill ? atil I didn't kitow of
it ! What's the mnat ter .'
'I can't tell ; biut lie's feverish andI
restless, :id I must watch by him For
the night. Go to bed now. like a good,
kind fellow. I hlpe it will be all well
in the inoriig.'
Well, be it so. But I lIust have
a kiss of the baby before I go." And
he a pproached the Crdle for the pur.
litoxicated though lie wa-,s, lie coul I
ses how rauch the child suferred ; it
inoaned and tossed about as itf in pain.
lie would, however, have tilled the
child up ini his antis, but the iotiher
d issuaded lin -it was too ill for that.
110 stopped down, and, statggering.
would aliost have fitllen over the cra
dIe but the with held hit back.
* Uh, -William,' she cried, 'leave the
child alone ! You arc not lit to touch
him. See you frighten him ! Go now.'
Ile staggered back, looking confused
and ashamied. * Well, I am sorry. for
*this, but-Ill e'en go. Poor dear little
lie was about to rethe. when turi
ing back lie said hatily. :a if the
thoutght had for the iu.nntent sobered
llut if the eiild should die !'
' Then. ( od's will be doii said the
moither solubbing.
' U1h, let tie ent-h a doct ir,' he cried
with a look of alarm. -'ii lbring tne
in a ew iiiinttes; let Ine ;o !
' hatve seen to t{i;t, \Willo;i ,t
doctor ha beei aal d nlt.: hat h::
cottld. Now g !'
1nd he went aggeing to his sleep.
inlg cliatiber, frot whent:ee the soiut I
if his lal red breattitgi .short lv pro.
eeled antd the d.n iueketi snlti-intg of
the htusband , thet wlailinlg m uI:4;: (,t the
sink chil. and the occasion:l: deei
sils o' the wathting w i't" id iiither,
we.t the unly siti.nts tlht btke thit'
Si u 1 es i f the icht i t't : d littl
The t:.ig's :glit leelel ill
through the windtw blhii's, a.l still
1iunl the itotheR' I the ebild's eidle.
Site watched tiht e by .hei lra-fst-htr.
ealling to) ii niid its s:.et; -ininiiig ways.
its lotattle. and its bright lon,. Butl
now, alas ! there was but the tquiver.
inlg cebaurny lip~s, ith't1ugh w\hich1 the
elh. d's s u ecetiiud flit tering. It,
shonrttetitg breath lalhurtd on, andi its
liltlrntl eyes were h:alf veile.! hv t-e
coivu !sed lid. Setisees-, itie t iius,
and helples, never had that chili been
iore dear to its miother's heart tltt
now yet hove coui d not save it sur
row could net ransoti it. There w% as
a loieg ie. th, a sighi, a gutrliing souiiii
in the throat, aid thet Iuiet ; it was
the quiet. of deat!h. Yet ,till the itotlih
er watched for himli that could not hear
her weeptiig.
At length the mtorning f irly bruke.
It was tread dayliglht, ::nid the husLn,
rose from his couch with red eyes and
heated brain. Ili; step wa- titustead v
as he entered the ap atriunt, where.
still sat the mothtr and her dead
's l:te,' said the ultbaid. aivate
ig ; 'I shall not be inl time fori work.
\Why did you iet Ine sleep so lbug
Poor lit tl Willie !was all a-lie
could sob. out ini reply.
' What's the muatter lihe asked:
anid thten pausinig a no mentt, hec teeiied
suddetnly io recollect the evenits of the
past niighit. 'I tink votn said the
child was ill.'
' le's deadl!'
' , Goil ' lie exelahnied , 'it canntot
Ilec looked dovin into the ciradlhe,
and there hay the chiblh, eahn andcii
placid ,as if ini sleep, yet breathia'g
not, anid with thle line of death upon
its cheek. lie groanied, and sunik into
a chair by the cradle side, unable to
Bunt suddetnly there passed thr'ought
his intd the visions ot the past ; and
lie thought of the sweet prnattle of his
child ont the evenings of his returni
(fin labor,-of the -delighttlhe had felt
in watching his growinig intellige nce.
-of his arch wiles and playflneiiss
and teti of the piatienut love and care
of his wife, now bowed dowin ii silenit
grief beside him.
' O' INate, this is :a .sad sight. Ouri
p oor, lear clil d !' andt the stronlg iman
hid his ftee in his hianids, anid sobbed
Shte took his hianid. ie looked upi
through his leers, an I sad-' I have
b een very cruel anid sil fish tow arth
you. .Do youi not hate ime '
'No, nio!' said the neepinig wife;
'ito, WNillim, hut here, by the bodly
of this, our iirst bon, let, tie speak ti
* ou~t of the past.'
' Nott iiow, taut niow !
' WVilliain, I lust ; I have thought
iof it. during theu nighit, wu hile I waited
f;)i 3 lu, aid watchied by y or chiht
am i naince -,al i -i ' Ii'i it It. h
right, to speak to you, though it is il
1'3lE merciful to mie !P
' I have no word of reproach for yor
Williau ; but I wtuld speak to you
its your wife, whom you promised t.
love,:and clherikh til death.'
' I did ! I (lid !'
Y'ou took m1c. a girl, front liy fath.
er's house and home, where I was hap
py. Y'~u loved ie.'
'.Trie ! and I love you now.'
' I believe you, William. Vell, I
was young, With. little knowledge of
the worl, but, I tried to ltake yomr
hlie as happy as mine had beeni Ie
fore. I labored to Make it cheerl'.
and bright for you. I souught to at
tract yout to mny side, andtl keep you
at home with ie ani the dea r child
there, after your hours of dailv labor
were over.'
' You did, - ate. No wife could
have been more kind nid good.'
' W ill ialm, I prayed tar ytu , I
thought but ofyou, I lived but for you.
'Oh, spare me. I know, I fela, how
cruel I have been.'
' No, only thoughtless. When so
ber you have always been kind and
loving ; but when you have spent yott
evenings.away lrom us, and cor~e in
I have been- harsh and cruel--1
know it now.'
' )emr \\' i lli- in. ottone ot her wor
ati I am! donee. Let me have sorne oft
your evening leisure Spent beside mne.
I will try to make you hapjpy. Sit
t shle iue while I wi k ; and if' I do
nt, so rueh ashle comlliitiens whon
.you mteet with elsewheie. teachl mie,
ad I ;will learn.'
SlOt, Kate, said W'iliiami, scobbing.
I nevet'r telt. your love so dear to rie
a; now. IIere, by the lodv of this
dear child. I soleini y prtoi'i:.e that
it, shall be as .s ou saye. I w ill for-sake
those haunts of dissipation in which
t nIly soul had weI tigh I:eena lost, an
seek1 pace. and pardon, ani itappiiaess.
aganin by your side.'
And as tilte jiaissed on, the memory
of the dead iitlt was gtutlel at; a
p trecious Leasture; lori its deIath hal
been siatilil to both. The ptromlise
S olnnily inlade by} its eradile codinhl, had
been kept, and peace and blessings
de c. utied in rich aitndaaee upon the
happy cottage totme.
(The 111uusp)-backed Con.
l. lh-hl an extrm;od:n:ary ou'irrene.
of the latter days. It it wen. not aln
extraunlat:- :: t'trrten:, tte neef)
ntot relate it.
A ftther of' a framily inhatitiag the
lRue de Mic reieved last shemi
me', a letter t'ot his nejphew, wh'to
I watn in the rnploy of I fyer A bad.
The lettei conclued thus:
'I have receis ed the portraits of' myv
two cougins, Marie and Alargaret. 'I
have never had the pllea'ure Of seein,
thet, as I ha e li-:ed wi tIh vder A bal
sitce my youtih, bnt. I ant sume these
portraits are resernblance",. I Will ar
rive at IIavery by the ship Iogos Eago,
a bunt tihe fist. of Ueolber, and on ity
ieturni I atm tid etariuined to ::tarry tte
t.-O:ChI Mar---____
lThe breaking ojlit of tI letter had
desw y It he rcst t'' the tun it 1L is
ilplossile to tell it' the cotuin aakel
a.rgaet i .ai... in. marr...'.iage. Tae
two sisters tunited orev vious to tis timtie,
hatve coan.mienieJ to live ini miisutnder'
staningt catch of' them piositive that ii
was the~ test of' her nati e whlich '.. at
torn oIr ill breatking the Seal
in c'ahniniig the :uiger if his dlathghtetr.
wh t servat Aht inl adtvance'i, arnv1
tromi Ilare announiciing that, huis iia
tr wetit to PI 'ts withI thle ev~ein
The~ seivantt overwhehnlied 'w ith qutes
tionis, repiecd that his mlaster was r'u
ine.d, antd that lie had muoteover', or]
his lef tshottulder', the horrid pirotulbet
atnee wh ich cau-,ed accord inig -c I ani
ti e, so mtanty itnisfortianes to .1,o
the Phtrygiati.
lTe two cousitis deteri'tneid to re
tunain single forev"er, bef'ore tmarry iing
couisinl huimp-backed anid r'ountd.
As they took thlis oathl f'or thu twetn
tieth time in Lwelve htour's, the cousix
arrives. Th'ie Uncle warmily emtbracet
iim, the cousins mt ake a pol ite bowv
'and turn u waty their eyes. The unchl
thent eXp latins the iiniciet, tof the tot
letier anid asks the inlten tioits of' hhi
' tis inii : nMrewhmIcn
to mi rry ;Y heo repli~ied. loi*Icat
- eer-nieverl sereamited Marlid,
ali conitenitcd with imty coindi tioin, am.
shal r teiiadi it.'
'MAadjemioiselle I,' satid the nephlew
eutomtiis of the counitry wahere I huav
beeni edu tcated. I l.atd the cuistomti. o
I lyder* Abatd, inl Traverieri. Thieni
uhelie a younlg manti is iefuised ini mau
tinge, lie withdr'awsi lim selCf~ nm so
Iciety its a utseless being.'
'li I kills himtself,' exclaimis thn
euV ill tile tone. ul a iittiu ab~out to coil.
tntit suictide.
This pioor c')tisitl,' said Margaret,,
weepinug, 'to comt lun s~u Sch at distaicti
to dlie ill th it ustit of hzis tinnily.'
I know,' said the Iaepl~few, that
mny deturraziiLv eft)~cts the sight of wu
iieu, but in i IC the eyes of wonienu
Iticii ha iII it aed to all tingvs. I
knowv, also that Ily coi n tncveial pt-os
1pects ate niot pi ospet otis. ThIrowni
v~er otii'1 inotedentdb- s
tenl t:zl'zuiezz.t oft I lyder A had,
I lost, there~i miull tihe~ t it lte ul iy hIrther,
buttU I ihad 1iej ill~ti exj turietuce- I attt
you tihg aeli Vt'. slld ii .l] ti ttis. Tlhiese
arol riches ill liutiasc I% e.
'-e., yes~, liii )-tbacked anid rouid,'
iiiu~tced Marie aside, ill a banatetring
I ocr youintg lin't,' azt'd slhe~ adds,
444li) LIttniir tLD it.'
S:iAd I)), wlitotu refi.-,cd '1' ituji cL
ler' cuullill.
BIuL to your cost, by y'ou, sin1ce
you prefer ha1y sis~ter to) rue.'
1l hies' !'said the cousinl, willI you.
a14cp~t mTeC 4N' t~sI *oU inL iiarriti''e'frotin
toly t iteic 1'
I w ill entloe miy Caller to let lt)y
cous~in I, ie.'
t 4.41! tosetto Ii)V rely MLar2Llret
to" ,
Save tile liit of :t te~li I e Indd2.,
1'11 hut lu he a ', * l. 114)1414t .'
Ili; is very Well Of' Ily dlattgiiter,
i.a id thie. t1lti it Ilecti". bihy the scene14.
i N tmllcies ia:iVt not sj ttiCled
301!. 1Il hve :L Vei'l $ t!itL! illncome,111a
I oitghi 1i zot to abaniiloti thaI soul of til
hretc :&il !;ili ..ie. .;zeje tiucto 111
etiotaghi fil' litcee, 1li21e is fl,!' foutll.'
'liii Ciiii tine'' 11:itiel1t \Iargat.
its feet saip,r
ou : hiave sal' .2 the lies of alli tili
L : ltt '.li '.'-*t a 1-i t tt re As
tltsl 1)2 y s - r 4l~ I CL i"2kriU
lir e, jt .utl( lertt uj I1i Lt Ico cti
tIl' to~. lii4 d t.. tl.: li, I Ri ii. Lwc
liun, utinec.
Thle tole;, :itlt his ila1 Ii't.1 s w'u rc Lit
tile tabile :L;.,1 Lit.it,. I ll ticst
TIhe Sel\-ailt ItO' lu:" i.J Outil
of' lI dir .1 .1'
ll . h cit nuts t1" '11 -.' 'I" y t .' cuter
h1ititj.lX",,t;,I ho eli ;l. ' J 1 \I 'iet.
:li .l j.b~iei tg betel t leei a itasket, lie'
Il an tut-t di'' ei' t1.e httlttl1, w1ich lt:d
thus Laii.i~i fIll! of 'lilte:.
Sec '1 11i1L I lo c lIricd tiitt v
slltitIld tis,'1 )t!' I alt C ti: : t
bt' toy (Iotr.lu e,h V ale"ih ' :ielt tll,
of Ili iull d'414O 'ltLill owit i gctuvL tIcI
which, as. it ;Lal St'e~tu, wats llt titihl~i
tedl in by Martie. It is ire': th~a Marie
lovedt her nip'el' tl,':iri.", w1ithouut detes'
LII1" th 111111 'ti .
.w~ ii. uI'it @>~l'I otiii'.t
liberal View of Christianit y now. It
was not designed to dinminish our pleas
ures, and inmight as well go out of the
world as to adhere to your strait,-laced
notions. I intend to enjoy tnyself,
and have no intention of being a
in epihg and sanctitrnonions professor.''
E. " I see, Mlary, you are lot in a
itood to be reasnited with. You say.
you have changed your opinion ; :nay
it not, be for the worse ? You say you
belie.;e you ar tight, and I an
wrong. I suppose you do ntot Ieg.
reet, pralyer e"
?1. of course: say Ilny prayers."
." Thi bear. witlh ue while I
dictate a short prayer, which I hope
ou Mill eller to-night before you retire
to your bed. It is this 'U Lord,
when I professedl thy religion i cui
gag:nel to live a strict and holy life..
Now I lind that it is not necssary. I
Iove the pleasures of the world, and I
expect thy blessing while I pursue
tlhein. Thou dust tut, I anit sure, re.
yuire file to be thiukirig of 'religion all
the tine, and to be always as grave as
if deatl was at the door. . 1, must act'
as other people do, and I dislike those
who insist. I -should -take up .the cross
and follow Christ. I know I ciue be ate
g.o!od a christian in a ball-rooni as any
w here el'e, and I intend to hold to
this con viction utitil liy dy ing hour.
Aineii !' .)ar Al ary, try it' you can
rej l'at. this prayer seriut:'y, inl the
'luietnees ut' y our chatnnber, Vthis night.
A dieu."--'-J.' y/erian.
The Mig 'a'ee of call
All new cnuntries are ioted for
wonIders; and. often they arc credited
for nuiy more and greater wonders
thia they really possess. Calitut'rnia.
since the Yankeres got hold of' it., has
IbC eL racked up to be g. great country,
and fili of wonders. Vhen it was
first annonced to be fill of gold, peo.
ple shrugged their shoulders, and shook
their heads, and would not .believe it.
lIut alter site poured her gold into the
tat s r a te''w years at the rate of
f1tv iiillitis of doliars a year. nople
begai to set it down as a fixed idet,
and to luuk upon it as 4 a regular hu
Siness tranilaction." The stories about
the big trees and big vege!ables (,I
Califbudeii, when they were first told,
were generally taken to belong to the
M unchansen and Sinbad-the-Sailor
school ; but now they are well attested
hy tihousantds ot'witnesscs, and nobody
doubts them.
A single Irish potati-e, raised from
seed carried fri nt the Atlantic States,
'eighed Sevcl poinids, so that a single
one, cut up into s:!tall potatoes, would
niakte a heapin~g hall' peck. We have
seen one our.seh es brought frin there
weighing fo,,u'r pounls. And we have
e' Calif'oriia heets brought to New
Y'ork, weighing fifty pounds ia piece.
We have seentm acounts of turnips and
oiiois gI .vin there weighing thirty or
fOrty poottids a.piece. It is itot to be
sulposed that all vegetables grow to
such iiist nuI -',ti sizes but soiie of theit
una1euhtedlly do. Wi hy they do so, we
tntd leas e to the c'l ieultand eheinist
to f-nd tiut. t"erhnps it inay be be
cause the soil is itanured with gold.
Let iot the reader be excited by
th'ee staitnitiets to greater desire
tIO iiirate to Caliturnia. We believe
liendt noo that l,' of' the . epub.
lie eed nostitiuis. It, is already
as g i eat per haps te' is b eneliciatl to th'
wIel Icoutntry, :ii' p lrob~ably too) great
tir the len efit of' the inudi vidunals who
go'- A few are inilividually bienefited,
bitt protbab ly ti e-fo'urths of' themn
would have been bette'r off to have
reittainid in the old States.
it about thoLse big' tr'ees, four hun
dlred feet, high ,a hiuindred and ten f'eet,
in circumfetk'rentce, antd tirty- fve feet
ittn13 diamterC- it is a big story, but it
int be .w allowed, not the tree but, the
story', for' it. is trute. A ganrg of hands,
instead of' gold dig~ginig, have beeni dig'
eringt inito onte of'the trtees, andI after
boti ing and digig away for aibo ut U
miiinth, they got it, dowin. Weo have
se ' iece' of thle bark brtoeghtt to
New y ork. It was aiboutt a t'oot thick,
of'a flaky, v'el vet3', sponigy texture, mid
a brownt chesnuit color. T1hte wood of
these trees ini appearantce is somtethinig
hiet weeni pinte antd ted cedair. It is said
toib lie for' somei kiinds' of cabinet
wor'k. A Masaebiusetts inani w~ho is in
Clibi ttin, Ins written tti lis brother at
Spriglield somei liecont of'these tr'eei
an d pariticutlarly of' the one which has
lieen got down. On)te cain hardly htelj
teelitig a little inidignatit at the Luh
puitianis for' slayitng thte tmighty giantts,
who ha lit ed ston Ianmd temnpest
for't thrtee thioiuattd 3 ears. We add
fromi the Sp'rinigticld I'J'pulican& thic
accoinutie by the letter w~riter .
"Te'big trues' ('or' therte are one,
htuntdred anid thitty otne of' theta over
toin feet, itt din''iter, standintg oni th(
littmts of' a l'ew acres) stand ini Mami
mth lTr cc V'alley, about, thirty miiller
niorthi of' Soinota, in (avaeras county
Ti'ln Miu;.inoth tree which havs beet
felled~was bored down with long augert
andh took t'ourt mten twetttwo dnen t
get it dlown. The stunip stand, aboul
,ix feet above the level of the gsound
and its top hits been niade level and
smooth, which required sixteen day '
work. I reasured it from the insid<
of the bark across to the inside of th
bark, and it measured 25 feet, and it
is perfectly sound clear to the heart
The bark to the height of 52 feet., ha:
been taken frorni the trunk in eetions
and sent to the Fair in New York.
If the top halfof the tree were taket
oil, so as to inmke a level surfuce,
stagecoach with four horses might, b
driven on it, from the but towards tin
tip, a distance of 110 feet, it being a
this length toen feet in diameter. Al
the length of.280 feet, it is four feel
in dia'teter. At tiis pint. it\;as iro
ken o11' in falling, imd the top wa:
broken into fraginents so line I could
not mneasu re them ; but its height hat
been taken before it was felled, and
set down at 300 feet. It is called ur
bor.ioir, but it is not fully decid* d it
what variety it belongs. It is a littl
curious that no other trees of the sam.
kind can be found less than seven feel
in diameter, and this tree is estimated
by a scientific 'tentleman from S.tu
Franeiseo to be 1.100 yours-old. ,
" There are muy others stT1 stnl
ing, of the saume kind, which are IIoi
stets ; some even larger than this, bill
not sound. One, called Uncle Torn'.
Cabin, h:as a inure conuodious room
in it than inan y in iners' cabins. Tlier
are some large ones blown down,, pnd
one I iust not fail to describe. !t wa!
evidently decamyed before it fell, and
in its fall broke oll'sixty feet froii the
roots. Thir part is hollow, and 1 can
not give you a better idea of its size
than by telling you that I rode :ny
horse Iirough it froi ed to end. -At
the end where it broke o', the shell it
is very thin, and as I sat on the ioirst
I could not reach liy hand to the innei
surfthee, over my hooiad i but half way
through, the shell was as .much a:
three feet thick over lny head, and
more than that tfnder tlic horse's feet
and here it was necessary to lean for
ward. But this is not. the-Jargest.
reis anhur one blown down,
which iersures 110 feet in circunfer
ente and 410 feet in length. This too
is hollow, and if the hollow were en
larged a little it would make a very
good rope. walk.- L. S. .TiJurnu1.
BIh:E rim1. Flu ent.-Two painter:
were eiployed to fresco the walls o
a nagnilieent cathedral ; both stowt
on a rude seaffolding constructed fio
that purpose, sonic I rty-feet from the
floor. One of themn was so intent upoi
his work that ho became wholv ab
sorbed, and in admiration stin'od of
from the pieture gazing at it with inl
tense delight. Forgetting where he
wa, he moved backwards slowly, stir
veying critically the work of his pen
cil, until lie had neared the very: edgi
of the plank upon which he stood.
At this critical moment, his coin
panion turned suddenly, and. alrosl
frozen with horror, bhld his i ii nen1
peril ; anothe instant and the enthusi
mist would be precipitated upon the
Ipavemnent beneath ; if lie spoke to hin:
it was certain death-if he hIld hi:
peace, death was equally sure. Sid
denly h.e'regained his presence of mint
and seizing h a wet brush, flung it
quickly against the wall,spattering thie
beaup iful picturie u ith unisighitly blotch
es .fcolorinj'. 'The piniitei- flew for
wd andi turned upon his friend witl
ltirce iin preationis; but startled at hi
ghaslace, lie listened at the reci~ta
of danger, looked shudderingly ove
the dreaid space below, and with tear
of gr at itude blessed the hand tina
So ,iid ai precachier, we somietimne
get absorbed in lookiing upon the pic
liures of this wvorld, and ini contenmpla
tiing them,,'step biack wards, unconciou:
of our per il, ;hena the Almighty dash
es out the beautiful irmages, and w<
spinig fihrward to lament thei r destrue
tion, into the out-stretchL.: arms o
merey, andmi are. saved.
'liTinES0 or -ra II s.sai.an.Iad habi
its are all thme thisties of the heart, anci
every indulgence of them is. a seet
from which will spring a new crop o
weeds. A feujr years ago a little boi
told his first filsehiood. It was is littl
solitary thistle seed, rFnd no eye bu
God's saw hiim.as hoplanted it in th,
umellow soil ofhis. heart, Bunt ii, spi-anj
up, () how quickly ; and in a litth
tune ainothier, .and yet another;'seer
d roppedi froin it to the ground each it
its turin bearing miore and muore this
tIes. And now, his hoart is mll over
g4rowu with tliis. hiad hmabit. ; lie is
thomroiugh liar, and it would be as difi
cult for himi to speak the truth, asi
wvould by for the agaurdnmer to clear hi
land oft the noxious thistles, after it ha
1,nce gined ia footing ini the suoil.
*Mother sent me,' saida little gir
to) a neighbor, 'to ask you to cain
and take tea wvith her this evening.' Di<
she say at, wvhat timo, n d'ea'T Nc
mia am- she dn~y said sheddld asl
y ou aund then' the. tiling 'wouki be oi
hernriid; a.nid Itt wnan ma n heid
the Coiiention.
The following lre tliq resolutioni
adopted by the Convention, and which
iuty bie. termed its action... 'hey re
p'udiated all begging from the Federal
Congress, and have deciared.lhat they
will rely nil thcn'iselves, on'their own -
energies, to carry ou ,tily grand s 't
proposed-=that of huilkihigaI Sot neria
Pacific ~airad. Speaking of the or
ngization to effct that purpose, they
Resol rcd, That to eleet this organi
zatien, this. Conve'tioi respectfully
av. iscs the 0m corporationI by the Leg
latnre of the State of \ piia,.9f- a
Souithern l'aci (fig n iliroad . dnnpany,
with ii capital sufficient to build such
road from the point or points and] by
the route ndiiated in the second reso
lution-oI w~hich croraLtion the sev -
ral Southern States; alove nienttione'
the several cities therein,.and the sov
eral railroad conipanies .therein shall
lie ,in vjted..to le.corporat ion, together
with such other compaiies and individ
uals as may chogse to subgri e for
stock, including, if: tlivt) lOLer: J, diae
Cherokee, Chogt-t.y f'pd Creelc nations
of Indianis,.'sst of the Alississippi._
That snid-States be invited to take
stock in such corporation to the lmotnat
of rot less than two millio'ns of dollar
each, to be raised iuid secured ,iq suci
nanner as the Legislature Qf each suchi
State shall direct. That each of said
cities and railroad companies be invit
ed to subscribe for stock .to . cl
amount as it 'ncans,,will adntit.. Tt
the .existenxce o'f said corporation be
recoginsed by ca'ch o'f said4 States, and
si.ch powers be vested .in, and suel
franchises and capacities granted to (t
by the Legisl:ture of each such State,
as may be necessary to effect the ob.
ject of the organization i..znd that in its
directory caet such State be eq'ulliy
R'T'ol'cd, That this Convention re
spectfully recoinmmieds , that, if neces
sary, special 8.essions' of the Legisla.
Lures of such. States be called forilip
purpose of taking: into .pousiftortnion
this plan ;I aid ,hat a committee af
one member f rpm each State repre
sented in iis Co.nvetntion be ippgint
ef to draft a charter of incorporatiot
fur such company, -md lay the same
before the Governors of thesaid sevg
rel States, and the National or Gene.
ral Councils of the Cherokee, Creek
and Choetow natiols, recluesting efeti
of said Governors to tho convene, the
Legislature *6fhis State, in order. o
consider the same, and take such ott
er steps in regatrd to sueh road as m'ay
he necessary and proper,if, in iis opm
ton, it should be expedient to do so,
and especially praying the Governor
of Virgini:g to lay said draft ofa char.
ter before t'.e Legislature of that State
with his views in regard thereto ;.and
requesting said COteuci'l of'the Cliero
kees, Choctaws and Creeks to act there
in, to recognize such company, grang
rights f 'v'ay throigh their national
lands for any branch or bi ances of said
road that may pass .through the same;
and enact such other laws as shall se
cure to the South, so far as may be ri
deir powcr;'the exclusive benefits and
advanmtages of the commerce of the
Pacific, and of the wealthy provinces
of.Mexico intended to be travei-sed by
said road.
Resouled, That tliis Corvention re
commended that power be given to
said corporation, by its ckarter, to ne
gotiaitiate withi Mexico f'or, and pur
chase, if' .necessary, a right of' way
throiugli he: teritory -.to thie .Pacific
Ocean, or to some point omi thie Gulf
of' California; to stipulate with that
goverinent that in theooven't the same
is granted, no higher. r'p ts or chazges
shall ever be impose~dor eteentocdad
passage or tran~sInission .Mor slia'i~d
on cit izens of Alexico than on those of
thme U~nited .States ; and to agree that
the Combany will maintain military
pQs~ts alpng said road, wvill in all tinies
submijit to the jurisdictio'n ilnd laws of
hiexico, ad claim no political rights,
nor1 attempt to cglonmize the country.
Resolv~ed, That ii tlie c'pinio~n of
I this (Cvnvem&tion, thie SoU~thern States,
c orporations, and people are entirely
Iable to build said road,. and that no
tne shotkd be .lost ,in do~ing -se.; *hat
it', is as easy to comm~ienee it now as ten
tor tweenty years heince, anid it can as
easily be condpleted inl ten years~as In
a century ; and that it is the add of
every Bouah'ern man, to himself, his
children and his country, to engage
earniestly in this.gvoat. and;'indisp~;i'
ble mea~usure of' security, as wel I of 6
.wveaJlth, and of political and c6inner
Scial power. to t.. e South.
t 1%JA,ano .Lsi.-H-A mati' praitsing
s por'ter, said.it; WVas's'o excellent a hev
1 orag,.thait. Laken ini great quanititi's,
.it al'vafs'iade him fat.'
"I' have seeni the 'ime," said' atlth.
I r, " wvhn' It naade yoti lean."
"'whon V" asked the oulogist? -
"'Ist nigh-nt a.wal'
In Genesis we read of Eve.premitray~g
'A danm-with a little C'aia.

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