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Rates of Advertising.
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.jjpuch subsequent insertion,
tqaare three months, W f,,
six ii
one year, -.
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business cards 5 lines, 1 yenr,
How goes the Money?—Nay,
Don't everj' body know the way
It goes for bonnets, coats and capea,
Silks, satins, muslins, velvets, crap.lg
Shawls, Ribbons, furs and furbelows^*
And that's the way the Money goes
How goes the Money ?—Sure,'.
I wish the ways were sortlething'fcwer
It goes for wages, taxes, debts.
It goe* for presents, goes for bets,
For paint, pomade and eau-de-ro*e—
And that's th? way the Mon«y goes
How goes the Money?—Now,
I've scarce begun to mention httw^
It goes for laces, feathers, rings,
Toys, dolls—and other buliy-things,
JSThips, whistles, candies, bells and bows~
And that's the way the Money goes!
How goes the Money!—Come,
I know it doesn't go for ruin
It goes for schools and Sabbath ehimfl»,
It goes for charity—Sometimes,
For missions, and such things as those—
And that's the way the Money goes I
How goes the Money ?—There,
I'na out of patience, I declare
It goes for plays, and diamond-pins, .^
For public alms, anul private sins,
And that's the wny the Money goes
Fannie very dutifully did as she was
Aidden. And as she stood by his side,
Vie Judge took both of her small hands
in one of his, and smoothing caressingly
with the other her soft shiuing hair, look
Ad tenderly into her face.
You are a woman, now, Fannie/said
Eighteen last Christmas, papa/re
"#irned Fannie, demurely, trying to as
|jume the dignity and gravity which be
long that mature age. Though to tell
'(pie truth, they looked strangely out of
peeping with her slight form and girlish
%oe, and in spite of all her efforts, her
%sy mouth would dimple with smiles,
^nd her eyes, wear the arch, saucy ex
pression that was natural to them.
Can it be possible exclaimed the old
gentleman, heaving a deep sigh. How
fune does go, to be sure You are a
jear older than your mother was when I
Viarried her.'
Well, well,' he resumed, after a pause,
Viking off his spectacles, and after wip
Jhg them carefully, re-adjusted them on
jgis nose, I suppose I must come to it
jjometime, and it may as well be first as
jfcst. All fathers have to lose their
^aughters, and I suppose I shall have to
Miake up my mind to lose you.'
i Lose me, papa exclaimed Fannie,
Opening her eyes in astonishment. Why
f-'hat do you mean I hope tbjtt I am
lot going to die yet awhile.
"You know well enough what 1
you jade. 1 mean that, like all the rest
^f you silly youug girls, who never know
If hen you are well off, you will be get
ting married.'
For shame, papa,' said Fannie, blush
ing And, laughing, 11 .shall do such
Of course not/ returned the Judge,
v4ryty* Never had such an idea in nil
Ale bourse of your life, I dare say. Could
iot be persuadad to do anything so high
ly improper.
But what put that idea into your
Jiead this morning, papa V persisted Faa
ftie/-whoee Curiosity Mas aroiwed -1'
a £420.00
From Hur|H'r» Magaxine.
H*w the
Money tiocs.
IT John o. aJkilk.4
How g(K'3 the Money t—Well,
I'm sure it isn't hard to tell:
It goes for rent and water-rate«,
For bread and butter, coal and grates*
Hats, cape and carjete, hoops and hodS*
Aw! that's the way the Money goes!
fi't the Olive Branch.}
Fannie/said Judge Clifton to his
daughter, one morning, laying down the
ftaper, over the top of which he had been
4r some time intently regarding her,
•iCome hither, my child.'
The visit of a certain young gentle
man who has requested the privilege of
paying his addresses to you.'
That homely and dis/igreeablo Major
Sinclair, I suppose/ said Fannie, scorn
fully. '5
No, my dear, it wits not. It was that
handsome, and very agreeable, Mr. Chas.
Ray. What do you think of that
To her father's surprise, Fannie's
countenance fell her rosebud lips showed
a very perceptible pout, and a frown ac
tually gathered on her smooth, open brow.
Think V she repeated, with a dis
dainful toss of the head, I think he
camo «n a fool's errand, that's wliat I
Hoity, toity exclaimed the old gen
tleman with a puzzled air. What has
come over you now It seems to me
that you have changed your opinion very
As Mr. Hay never took tlie trouble to
ask my opinion, it can matter very little
to him if I have/ retorted Fannie, indig
O, ho! there's wh^Fe the shoe pinch
es, is it?' said Judge Clifton, laughing.
Well, never mind, my dear, he is com
ing here sometime to-day to talk with
you about it. I have given him full per
Without which he would have staid
away, I suppose/ said Fannie, in-an un
What is that,"my dear V inquired the
old Judge, who was a little deaf.
I said that it will not be convenient
for me to see Mr. Ray/ said Fannie, in a
louder voice. He may come if he
chooses, but I shall not be at home/
Fannie/ said Judge Clifton, sternly,
what is the meaning of this folly Of
course you will receive him. Mr. Ray
is a worthy and honorable man, and I in
sist that he shall bo treated civilly/
I suppose the next thing will be that
you insist on my having him for a hus
band/she returned, her eyes filliugwith
tears at this unwonted liarshuess iu her
indulgent father.
My dear child/ said the Judge, kind
ly, touched by the evident grief of his
daughter, though unable to understand
ine uitnM, i 9tilrti iii&Tsi on no sucti
But it so happened that business of a
very pressing nature called Fannie over
to her sister's lhat evening, much to her
lover's disappointment, and her father's
chagrin, who was quite mystified at *bw
daughter's conduct.
'Only to think, Mary/ said Fannie, as
she drew a chair up to the table where
her sister sat sewing, that Charles Ray
piece of merchandise.'
Why, Fannie I really thought you
liked Charley. I am sure it was very
proper and honorable in him to ask papa's
permission before speaking to you.'
Very proper, I dare say,' returned
Fanny, scornfully. 'But I can't abide
these proper people, who always do ev
erything by rule. I suppose if papa had
refused, he would have walked away as
meek as a whipped spauiel, and never
come near me."
How ridiculous, Fannie 1 Papa thinks
a great deal of Mr. Ray. I heard him
say only yesterday that he would rather
have him fa*' a son-in-law than any one
he knew.'
He thinjes more of him than I do,
then/ was Fannie's scornful rejoinder.—
I have no idea of having a husband
picked out for me. lean make my own
selection. And I would rather never
marry than have for my husband such~a
tame, spiritless man as Charles Ray
Fannie was as good as her word. She
took every opportunity of avoiding her
suitor, for whom she had hitherto exhib
ited a preference which would, no doubt,
in time, have ripened into a warmer feel
ing or speaking with her alone.
This obvious change iu her deport
ment, quite disheartened poor Charles,
who was sincerely attached to her, and
was a source of much annoyance to udge
tiling. I really supposed you had a par- here for what you won't get with my con
tiality for the young man, and was glad
of it, for I entertain a very high opinion
of him. But if it is not so we will say
no more about it. Only remember that
I desire you to see him this evening, and
tell him so yourself.'
What, without saying a word to me papa that she was not obild to bs con
about it trolled in that way
My child,' said the Judge to Fannie,
one morning, a few days after, I quite
agree with you in your opinion of Mr
Ray he is an insufferable
Who, Charles Ray
Yes, Charles Ray, I repeat it he is
an insufferable puppy said the old gen
tleman, in a still more excited tone and
manner, bringing his cane down on the
floor with emphasis. To keep hanging
around here, when he knows he's not
wanted I shall take the very first op
ponunity I have of requesting him to
discontinue his visits.'
Why, how you talk, papa/ exclaim
ed Fannie, her color rising. I see no
thing at all out of the way in the young
man, he has always behaved himself re
markably well, I am sure/
Perhaps you may not/ replied the
Judge, sternly, but I do which is of
some consequence, whatever you may
think to the contrary. And I shall make
it a point with you that you abstain from
all intercourse with him I'
And so saying, the old gentleman
went out of the room, banging the door
after him in a manner that quite fright
ened Fannie, who had never known her
father to be so excited.
It so happened that Charles called that
very afternoon.
1 can't imagine what papa can see in
him that is out of the way/ tho't Fannie
as she looked upon his handsome, anima
ted countenance. He has a beautiful
smile, and is so gentlemanly in his man
ner, beside/
I\rhaps something of this was visible
in Fannie's countenance. At any rate
there was something in its expression
which emboldened him to take a seat by
her side, which he had not ventured to
do for some time.
He bad hardly done so, however, when
the door opened and Judge Clifton walk
ed in.
His brow grew dark as his eye fell on
Mr. Ray.
How is this, Fannie/ he said stern
ly, I thought I had previously instruc
ted you in regard to your intercourse
with this gentleman. And as for you,'
he added turning to Charles, I beg
inn e io mruim jruu, mat you are coming
sent. I have other views for my daugh
ter, and desire that you will, for the fu
ture, keep away from the house.
gentle tone, to leave the room, which she
lost no time in obeying.
After indulging in a long, hearty cry,
Fannie wiped her e)*es, and went over to
her sister's to pour all her grievances into
her sympathizing bosom.
Mary consoled her as well as she could,
but ended in advising her to soften her
father's feelings byatoiding Mr. Ray as
has asked papa's permission to visit me!' much as possible. To which the young
Well, it is just what I •xpeeted/ rer lady very indignantly responded that she cessful ruse that had been practiced
plied Mary, quietly. would die first. That she would show against her, she made a strong effort to
assume a displeased and indignant look,
but it was a coiupleto failure. She was,
in reality, too well pleased at the unex
pected turn affairs had taken to look oth
erwise than happy and received the
congratulations of her numerous friends,
who now poured in from an adjoining
room, with all the smiles and blushes
usual on such occasions.
he was pretty well inform- Fannie staid to tea, and in the even­
ed of your sentiments in regard to bim/jjng who should come in but Charles
said her sister, smiling. Ray.
Well, he will find himself mistaken, I The meeting was rather'embarrassing
if he thinks he is going to marry me/ to both but Fannie, anxious to atone for
said the little lady with great dignity.— her father's rudeness to him in the mor-
have no idea of being bought liks alning, was more than usually gracious
and conciliating, and* this soon wore
Charles remained all the evening, and
at its close accompanied Fannie to her
father's door, though hte did not consider
it advisable to go further.
How well Mr. Ray looked to night,'
said Fannie to herself, as she entered her
room. I never knew him to be so agree
After this Fannie met him frequently
at her sister's and every succeeding inter
view deepened the favorable impression
she received that evening. Unlil at last
the little lady's heart was fairly caught,
was brought to terms and obiged to sur
render, and to that tame, spiritless
Charles Ray.'
When Fanny began to realise tbe state
of her feelings, the strong aversion tliat
her father had so suddenly conceived for
her lover began to trouble her. But in
This tirade so choked and astonished
Fannie that she burst into tears. Upon
which her father desired her, in no very give you Of course I won't. I'll cut
spite of all she could say, she was unable sist of the auxiliary verbs, as on, are,
to persuade him to renew his former, was, &c., which in the original was not
proposition to the Judge or make the written, but understood. It is the peou
least attempt to conciliate him. liar genius of the Anoient Lan-
Weeks passed. As there appeared to guages, especially Hebrew, Greek and
be no hope of obtaining Judge Clifton's Latin, to omit the miuor words of a sen
consent, Charles at last proposed a clan- tence but as the omissions would some-
ntsver giving him a chauce of see- destine marriage, and after a severe strug- times give rise to obscurity, the transla-
gle in Fannie's heart between her affec
tjon for her father, and her iovs for him,
the latter triumphed.
CliftOB# uha.Jiad 4&L hem ftB 4be of her room, auxiously awaiting the ap- printed in italiqit wniHoti ii Ihii origin
matcbv .» v proach of her lover. An elopement does al Greefc.
It was nearly eleven o'clock at night, John 1, C—44 There was a man sent from
and Fannie Clifton sat at the open window God, whose name toas John"—the word
not seem to her quite such a funny affair,
after all her cheeks were pale, and tears
filled her eyes, as she thought of the in
dulgent father that she was about to leave
Suddenly a low whistle fell upon her
ear. Fannie seized her bonnet and shawl
and glided noislessly down the stairs,
and was soon in her lover's arms.
Dear Charles/ she sobbed, 'I am
afraid 1 am doing wrong. It seems un
grateful to leave poor papa, who has been
so kind to Rje/
Do you love lim better than yeu do
me, Fannie enquired Charles, a little
O no, Chartas, f*did not mean that!
But do yon really think that he will for
give me
I have not the least doubt of it, dar
ling/ he replied, a quiet smile playing
around his lips.
Soothed by this assurance, she allowed
him to lift her into the carriage.
I hope you are not agoing to stop here
Charles/ said Fannie in alarm, shrink
ing back into the carriage, after riding
nearly a mile they drew up in front of a
large white house. Why, this is Elder
iKingley's. I know him very well/
O that will make no difference/res
ponded Charles gaily, jumping out, and
then holding out his hands for her to
alight. 'I have told hint «U about it.
He is expecting us/
It seems so for the venerable man
had not yet retired, and manifested no
surprise at their appearance, or the er
rand on which they camo.
They stood up, and Elder Kingsley in
4 few solemn words, united them for life.
The ceremony was so brief, that Fan
nie could scarcely realize that she was a
wife, and looked up bewildered into her
husband's face, who was looking down
upon her with a proud and happy smile.
They were too much absorbed in their
own happiness to observe the approach
of a gentleman who had entered the room
unperceived, until he stood directly be
fore them. Fannie turned, and uttered
a cry of terror and surprise, for it was
Judge Clifton, whose eyes were fixed up
on her with an expression of severe dis-
pleasure tliouyii an- attentive observer
would have noticed a slight twitching
o O
around the mouth, evidently prompted
by a strong inclination to laugh.
'Forgive me, papa!'
Ha, ha, ha!' laughed the Juiigi, un
able longer to contain himself. For-
you off without a shilling—banish you
from my house forever, you deceitful
baggage you Do you know what you
have done, you ungrateful minx You
have married the very mau I selected for
you—done the very thing you declared
over and over again, that you would nev
er do! Ha, ha, ha it is the most capi
tal joke I ever read of!'
When Faunie comprehended the •uc-
Are you offended, dearest V enquired
Charles, as soon as they were free from
observation. Fannie might have been
but there certainly was no trace of anger
in the soft blue eyes that wene raised to
bis, overflowing with love and happiness.
A Car«l---Political.
[From the WineJ^Vu1 Chrouielf.]
The Republicans of Winchester Pre
cinct, Scott couuty, Illinois, to the
eleven men who voted the Republican
ticket in Hamilton county, Illinois—
And desire to know at what time it
will suit their convenience to partake of
a public dinner at this place, which we
desire to tender them as a testimonial of
good grit! Let their motto be Our
number would have saved Sodom and
one to carry COMMITTEE.
IN ITALICS.—Tlie Italics generally con-
tors have generally supplied them, and
for the sake of distinction, printed them
in italics. Thus, iu the Gospel of St.
A Nhnksprarian Critic.
I'm travellin', whicfe lit better nor
hirin' halls. My show consists of a se
rious of wax works, a peneramy called a
Grand Movin Diarea of the War in Cri
mear, comic songs and the Cangaroo,
which las^little old cuss still continue to
conduct himself in the most outrageous
mauner. I started out with the idea of
makin' my show a great Moral Enter
tainment, but I'm compelled to sware so
much at that air infernal Cangaroo that
I'm afraid this desine will be flustrated
to some extent. And while speakin of
morality, reminds me that sum folks turn
up their noses at shows like mine, sayin
husband, up lo elayin Dunkin will, a
dercd he.
The following capital thing is ascribed Delivered in the Methodist Episcopal
to Artemas Ward," a showman of aj
discerning mind. It will be enjoyed as
a prophylactic against an immediate at- gy JOHN BOGG8,
tack of the blues
they is low and not fit to be paternised DR. T. C. IURTLE, 1
by people of high degree. Sure I main-! i Committee.
tain that wax figures is more elevatin'
than all the plays ever writ. Take
Shakspeer for instance. People think
he's ^rate things* but I contend that he
is quite the reverse to the contrary.—
What sort of sense is there to King Leer
who goes round cussin his darter, chaw
in hay and throwin straws at folks, and
larfin like a silly old knot and makin a
ass of hisself ginerally Thar's Mrs.
Macbeth, she is a nice kind of a 'ooman
to have, ain't she, putlin old Mac, her
That Jack Fawlstaff is likowisG «n im-[of
moral old cuss take him how ye may
and Himlit is as crazy as a loon. Thare's
Richard Thurd—people think he's grate
th ings, but I look on him in the lite of a
monster. He kills everybody he takes a
noshun to, in cold blood and then goes
to sleep in his tent. Bimeby he wakes
up and yells for a boss, so he kin go off
and kill sum more people. If he's not
a fit ^pecermen for the galleries, then I
should like to know whar you find 'em.
Tlnare's Iergo who is more ornery nor
pizun. See how shameful he treated the
highly respectable injun gentlemun Mis-
ter Othellor, makin him for to believe his
wife was too thick with Casheo.
^rve hov Ier^o cjot Ca*«heo drunk
bl lllti UNM1' ••. Jj'l U V
ity of wax figgers, snaix and other fixins
in a interleetooral pint of view."
Our Member of Congress—Appearances
Sometimes Doubtful and Annoyiug.
Our present worthy member of
although not celebrated for his extraor-i ,,
dinary personal beauty, U yet celebrated I
never dresses up, even when in ladies'
lets 'em slide." But to the story.
we he bou
the same time, quite a ladies' man,) one ity States. But it is a matter of grat- permitted to enjoy.
of the plainest and most homespun dres- i itude that so much union in this respect
sed members of our Northern State, and
District, and .3 a good stroke of policy,!
for his sterling and enterprising spirit, portion of our widely extended country,
and by his mild manners, exerts an elec- the voice of our fellow Christians and
trical influence over the male and female fellow citizens will ascend
sex. He lately determined to make a trip to Thanksgiving and Prayer to the God of
Iowa Lay on public business, and as he
lou old S r, you ful for!"
don't pretend to say to me thatyo?« are a
member of Congress, do you?" Com
pletely taken back by this exclamation,
our worthy Member said in haste, "Well
was handed over, and ho said,
cover lus thoughts till ho saw another
Hon., when ho asked him
what have
done to Cook at Davenjort, to play such
i way, and ii I was to get a new suit, my
wife would not know me, and I would
Churcli, Independence, on Thanks
fhiag Day, Nov. 15} 1888.
rMm or F*KSBVTERIAK cmmcH, irnm
T?KV. J. Sf. Boons: Dear Sir .'-^tn"|mrsuanee
of a Resolution unanimously adopted by the
Congregation assembled at tlie M. K. Ch'ureh,
on Thanksgiving Day (Nov..525), we, the Com
mittee arc happy to solicit a copy of your Dis
course delivT« 1 on that occasion, for publica
timi iQi&B VtvUian, Ivu/lc unl Guardian.
,WM.H. POOH, Com.
tmkptttdemee, Not. 26, 1854.
Nov. 39, ieS*.
GENTLEMEN :—Your polite note of the 26th
inst, has just come to hand. Waiving my per
sonal preference in the matter, I submit UM luu
tily prepared discourse to your disposal.
Yours, Respect fullv,
&L. 1?QGK?3,
Happy is that people whose God is the Lord.—»
Ps. 144 15.
IT I3 doubtless our duty to render
Thanksgiving to Almighty Ood in the
name of Christ, for the many blessings
which He has conferred upon us as a peo
ple. Not only as individuals, and fam
ilies, and congregations, but also as com
munities, as States, and as a nation, do
e e s k n i e w i e e i s a y i n a i e n y
visit to thare house. O it's highly mor-11(^ence* seems, therefore, but proper
ality, I spoze, when she larfs wildly and i that such Thanksgiving should be united
sez gid me the daggers—I'le let his and general. Such a result is most likely
bowils out, or words to that effeck I obtained when the Chief Magistrate
SJty this is strickly proper, I spose?
cany out his sneakin desines. See how the present state of things, can be best
he wurks Mister Otheller's feelins up so i gec^d when the Chief Magistrate de
that he goze and makes poor Desdomony ,,
piUer which cuscd her d««K. 1T*'4"
But I must stop. At some future time I
ehall continue my remarks on the dram- tian3 and good citizens, to observe the
mer, in which I show the vast superior- jday thus recommended
gress is well known to be (although
t. Ci
isgood l'rov-
or of tl,e
the day to be observed
There is indeed in our country, by a
very wise provision of the Constitution,
no connection between Church and Stale
—no interference of the civil and spirit
ual power with each other. They are
distinct. And this provision is greatly
to the advantage of both. There is also
an essential difference between the ob
servance of a day recommended by the
civil ruler, and the observance of a day
appointed by Diviue authority. But
since public and general Thanksgiving! p0j„t
^|is recognized to be a duty,
in the matter i« desirable^nnd.jj*^"
1 .«• w "-I -.»**:• I
^ie but the privilege, of Chris-
It would seem to be desirable that still
greater uniformity might be Attained in
Thanksgiving in all parts of our com-
MwmW"!4' «kro«.gko»t
i o
Member of Congress from tbe Northern *0U
He returned his thauks, and
we should give him a free pass." It was *bat there are many reasons for thank sgiv
no yooner said than done. As ho was, »«^. Some would indeed appear to thiuk
about starling, a piss for a year was ten- that the causes for gratitude to God are
iZ i but few at the present time. Judgins
the usual exchange of courtesies took ..
Tickets, Sir."-—
Our Hon. Member fumbled awhile in his .• ll iv i
pockets, and finally produced the
Pass." ^tUn °f
how much is it anyhow?" and pulled west and r.orthwost by a soason of un
out his pocket book. Tho conductor precedented rains, and floods, and eonse
told him, and the necessary
Well I,
now I have a great notion to put you oBf1"

a trick ou me as to give me a ticket trace the foot-prints of Providence in
through, and not make me known to the! ,hese calamities, and to present some of
I Conductors I alw:,ys dress the .same
rather she would know me than a eon-: upon these subjects.
founded one home Railroad, whose Con- These reverses have indeed been f»roat
ductors judge men hy their dress more calamities in one sense. But in another
than their real merits." Doubtless when i ...
i he comes back they will know him. He ,,
i is a live man, and no dead head, and we P,ov blessings both materially and
have more such left up this way, frho! ually.
I can pay their war. We huv| fcesttnliMk in expressing
t! be observed throughout the whole fam- which, unworthy as we are, ure are #till
iready secured. On the day
Sovereign of the universe.
company, neither does he dress up when W® might, iu tins connection, poiDt
he goes abroad, and if people don't find out some of the reasons for thanksgiv
him out, he makes no endeavors to find ing. And such a course would not be
them out, and in the language of Banks. .1 o i i ...
one of his great political "Gods," he|
7 the Iatter
When he got to Davenport he was rec- what different train of remark. In its to unfold these faculties, and open to you
ognised bjr one of the main officers, who i discussion at least some of the reasons i sources of elevated enjoyment Have
at once said to the Board,
The Conductor glauced at it, then took y Ihanksj'iving W hy, really, the globe Hare you thought of yiMWr
a long scrutinising glance at the owner, I don't know vkftt we have to be thank- country, its history, its present position
and exclaimed,
Now, I am not disposed to uuder-rate
the difficulties of the times. The great
financial crisis, followed throughout the
ent fHi)ure oxtout of
... ,.
the cars anyhow. Do you think that any jour youn? communities of the west.—
decent looking man would take you for a And it is not to be expected that our
Member of Congress The Congress- country should rooover from tho effeoU
man sat dumbfounded and did not re-
of thU deprea8iull
a We euJeav.
rod on }{her OCCas, n8 ,n
permitted to enjoy.
citizens will ascend in united
is the f)« cn*AtitnilA will mwip ,i i I »4
portion of tho present audience, to
,e ,ussona „.)li(.u
We cannot now dwell
isenso, the) aro blessings, it rightly lm-
the conviction that the reverses whitsh
have been experienced, will he, in variota
ways, an advantage, materially, to ofer
couutry, in the end. True, we hafea
suffered the inconveniences of these nf
verses. We still experience tljNRi. Bvt
there is reason to believe that the retur|h
ing prosperity of our country will rest
upon a surer and more permanent basis.
This will certainly be so, unless tke left
sons of the past are forgotten.
If the teachings of Providence in these
visitations are improved, they will also
be an advantage to us spiritually. A
number of years of almost uniuterrupttd
prosperity had been made the occasion of
fostering a spirit of absorbing worldH
ness, and, in many instances, of recklofs
speculation. Material interests seemed
to engross the whole attention of m4ft.
A lido of worldliness, sweeping over tfce
country, threatened to eogulf everything
else in its vortex. There seemed to be
almost a moral necessity for the occu
rence of something to call away the i|t"
tention of men from this absorbing pur
suit of material interests, to the consid|r»
ation of those interests which are spirit
ual and eternal. Now, the reverses
which have overtaken us are eminently
adapted to this purpose. God, in hie
providence, has been teaching us in left
sons that ought to be understood and
garded, that material interests are not all
important—that the things of time an
perishable—that we need a portion whioh
this world does not, and cannot, affovd,
to satisfy the wants of the deathless spir
it. These lessons ought to be so learned
as to lead us to the unfailing source of all
true happiness. And if such be lh$ir
result, it will not have been iu vain tl)|U
Ood has sent these visitations of his prov
idence. Instead of murmuring, wo shall
regard them as a part of the discipline
which we ourselves had rendered neces
sary. And in yonder world we shall
bless Him for the means by which pe
have been brought into, or kept in, tjto
pathway to immortality.
These reverses are hot, then, unmiti
gated calamities. Even in a material
tWvca aire manj- alleviating
1,e to not
slances' attending them.
"on country-that the same day might: bounties of His providence and graot,
regarded in their spiritual bearings, they
are but blessings in disguise." M|e
see the sun of righteousness breaking
forth from behind the cloud ofadversi^f,
and the rainbow of promise being pair
ed upon the bosom of that cloud. IJ^t
even if they were unmitigated calamities,
the blessings which God has withdrawn
from us are not a tithe of those which be
has left us. They are not a tithe of t^e
Nothing to be thankful for In
deed Why, my friend, have yp
thought of life, and of Him who h|s
conferred it upon you and sustains it In
existence Have you thought of tbe
health that has prevailed in our commu
nity, while the pestilence, like the angel
of death, has been hovering over sotae
parts of our country, blighting with it«
withering breath the fondest hopes of
many a heart Have you thought of
your intellectual faculties, and of the ob-
naturally conduct us into a some-! jects, numerous and diversified, that tend
of lho
place. After speeding along awhile, and manner in which you hear them baud and wife—brother and sisters
while enjoying a guod comfortable chaw
of the Hard Times," and kindred friend and friend—and of
of tobacco, the Conductor came to him I topics, you might imagine that you hear tie charities of life Have you though
With the usual cry of
exclaim, as they read the proclam- of your civil privileges, such as are ixaa-
P0"00 *"d
such a, sessed by no other people on the (ace of
that surround us, whilst vast portions of
our globe have been involved in all ib0
horrors of war Have you thought of
your social enjoyments—of the cude^
ing relations of parent and child-
all the gffc*
among the nations of tho earth, its future
prospects Have you thought of o)g^
own highly favored land of the west^
unsurpassed iu salubrity of climate and
fertility of soil—w ith its beautiful streams
and magnificent prairies—ready to pQftr
forth into the lap of industry its pro
ducts in rioh exuberance Aud finally
—not to continue the enumeration—have
you thought of your religious advanta
ges, of the redemption provided by the
great lniipanuel, of ihe precious gift of
the Spirit, of the Day of Grace, »f tbe
means and appliances of tlie Guspel, of
all the blessings which Christianity strows
around your pathway, and of lho im
mortal hopes which she hold* up to your
Nothing to bp thankful lor V—
What Will you overlook all 11
things, any one of which vastly more
than counter-balances all tlie blessings
which Divine Providence has, for a time,
and for wise reasons, withdrawn Shame
on us, my friends, for such ingratitude.

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