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EGBERT HOW EN, Pkoi'kietok.
Tills I (oiisu, which Is eon ven lent to the I!. It.
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llin.oiiglily lenovateii and refurnished, mid
Ulc piesent proprietor olfem to tiavell'is and
Moul ders the nest aceiiiiuuoiiatioiis.
Onod slithli1 iiuMlie preiuisci,
J. W. V A It N Kit
Tills Hotel is In (be most convenient part of
ino euy on r roni si,, ouiweeu Aiarket ami
Coruerlligli and ftaie Sis., ne.uly opposite
Slate House,
K. J. HLOl'NT l'roprietor.
This Hotel in furnished throughout with all
the modem improvements. Cuests ran relv
on (lie best tieatinent uml very low bills.
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Tills Ilolel. a leu- tiwt r,,,.,i tile Ifnllmml 1).,
pol, ami w here all travelers on ull trains can
lake meals, has just been great I v eiilaigod anil
thoroughly repaired, painted, Ac, ami is now
in couipieiu oruer lor too reception oi guests,
trains slop ten inimues lor meals. Terms
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Tills bouse, formerly the Isliiun House, has
been thoroughly renovated and beautifully
furnished. Having superior facilities, every
thing will he done to make guests comfortable.
Table nhvnyssiijiplied Willi tlio best the mar
ket ononis. Meely furnished rooms: and
cleanest beds, (iood stables. Kvery effort
jiinde for the comfort ol patrons, AH charges
Corner Sixth nnd Walnut Streets,
ciasrciasriTATi, ohio.
F..J. OAKKS A J. T. FIHIIKtt, Proprletora.
Ino. McIntvkb J. I1.Connei.it, clerks.
This house has been entlrolv ltefittcd, Ko
furnislied and Itumodeled, aud is in ull re-
snects a
surpassed by nouo in the West. Ample nnd
pleasant accommodations for travelers. Give
us a cull. OAKKS A CO., Proprietors.
Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery. &o,
224 and 22(1 South High Street,
coLTj-jvcBira, ohio.
('. sr. Sauk, of McArthur, Is tlio traveling
agent for the nliovo house, and nil orders en
trusted to him will receive prompt attention.
January 10, 1873. tf.
J". & . TOWBLL,
Front St., Portsmouth, Ohio.
J. F. Towell is agent for several Mills, nnd
his house is headquarters for many desirable
makes of Fnslern Goods. All goods will bo
sold at tho lowest possible price.
( lose cash buyers, llrst-class time, trade.
Wholesale peddlers und furiiaccmon ore par
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stock. 4
Marblo Monumonts, Tomb Stonos,
Good Assortment of Marblo constantly on
hand. All kinds of CRM liTF.lt Y WoltKdoiie
order in the llnost stylo.
merican Submerged.pmuP
Tue Best Pump in the World."
OUH AGENTS report ovor $1100,000 worth or
property saved from Fire this year by thoso
pumps, being the most poworfuf forco-punips
In the world, as woll as Non-Fukkzino.
See October number, page 808, also the Pre
iniiimList, pago8U3of the American Agricul
turist. This paper novor deceives the farmora.
Soo untloo in Fohriiarv numlior, page 40, Try
ono. If it don't do tho work claimed, send ft
hack and get your money, as WK W A Hit ANT
our pumps to do all we claim for thorn on our
Send fot circulars or orders to the Bridge
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. An order for nine No.1 l'uiop Mounts an
Selected Poetry.
The Boys.
Thero como thubovsl O denrl the noise,
The w hole house' feels the racket; '
Behold tho knooof Harry's mints,
And weep o'er Jlertlu's Jacket!
But never mind, if eyes keep bright.
And limbs grow straight and limber;
We'd ralher lose tho tree's whole bark
Thau 11 in I unsound tho limber!
Now hear tho tops nnd ninrhels roll!
The Moors O woo betido them!
And I must wiitcli the banister,
'or I know tlio boys who rido tlieuil
Look well as you descend the stairs,
I often Uml tliein haunted
By ghostly toys tliiitinitko no noiso
Just when their noise is wanted.
Tho very chairs are tied In pairs,
And made to prance and caper;
What swords are whittled nut of sticks!
W hut bravo lints made of paper!
Then dinner-bell penis loud and Well,
To tell the milkman's coming;
And then the rush of "steam-car trains"
Bets all our cars a humming.
Hovr oft I say, "What shall I do
To kuop those children quictr"
If I could (hid il good receipt,
I certainly should try It.
But what to do with those wild boys,: -And
nil their din nnd clutter,
Is really quite a grave nfl'nir
No ln'iighling, trilling matter.
"Boys will bo brtylf-but not for'long;
. Ah! could we licnr about us
This thought how very soon our boys
. Jdl lentil to do without us!
How soon but tall nnd dee-volced men
Will gravely cnll us "Mother:"
Or wo be stretching empty hands
From this world tothe other! '
Morn gently wo should clildo the noise,
And when night quells the racket,
Stitcli in but loving thought and prayers
While mending punts and Jacket!
Miscellaneous Reading.
Death at a Christmas Festival.
On Christmas night, 1872, a
Inrjje assemblage of persons,
repaired to tho Baptist church at
Nevl)ei;iy, Lycoming county, Pa.,
to take part in the joy of the occa
sion, a large Christmas-tree hav
ing he-en prepared for the children,
The upper room wasdensly packed,
and the gifts were being distribu
ted, when snddenly, without a. moment's
notice, the floor settled a lit
tle. There was the silence of death
it, peculiar tremor a quivering
of the timbers a fearful crush,
and the next moment tite entire ati
(lience were forced toward the cen
tre of the building, in a funnel or
hopper shape, and precipitated to
tlut basement-door. To add to the
calamity, the ceiling now fell upon
the struggling mass, extinguishing
the lights, and the cries and groans
of the injured und dying were
heard to the distance of a mile.
To add further to the fearfulness
of the scene, the building took fire
in several places, but it was happi
ly extinguished. The scene was
most fearful. Twelve persons were
killed outright, and about fifty in
About two hundred and fifty
persons were present. It is a mar
ked and special providence that the
list of killed and wounded is not
larger, when we consider the num
ber that were buried beneath that
living mass, and received the crush
ing weight of timbers and ueople.
We enclose you a few incidents
connected with the djsaster, worthy
of being read and remembered:
Mrs. Duncan Campbell, with a
son, was among the number killed.
She fell near a Mrs. Sherman, and
was heard to say to her boy, in un
der tones, as she was crying, "Hush
angel, it will soon bo over," and
she passed away. Both are now
angels in a better laud.
Amid the groans and shrieks of
tho wounded and dying, aud the
wails of anguish, thero might have
been seen a wounded Christian
mother kneeling upon the snow,
with clasped hands and upturned
eyes, giving God praise and thanks
giving for her merciful deliverance.
A husband, several children, nnd
a sister were still within the build
ing. Ono by one, by name, she
asked God that her loved ones
might be spared not forgetting all
who wlere so suddenly overtaken
"if consistent with thy will, O my
Father!" and one by one, as they
escaped or wero rescued, and the
glad tidings fell upon her cars, she
would exclaim, "Bless the Lord, one
more saved," or, " Thank God, an
other saved."
At length all but one of her fam
ily had been rescued, when might
have been heard these words:
"Now, 0 Father, if thou canst, if
consistent with thy will, give mo
back my darling II ."
In a short time, the last ono ap
peared, and throwing his arms
around her neck, exclaimed, "0
motHer ! thank God wo aro safe."
As tho boy recievod a mother's kiss,
a fond embrace and the benediction,
"God bless you," she broke forth in
the words of the Psalmist, "Bless
the Lord, O my soul 1 and all that
is within bless his holy name; bless
tho Lord, 0 ray soul! and forget
not all his benefits,'.' etc.
Ajaou tlio, Just to cwapo ti'wu
tho second-story windws, on the
south side of the building, was a
little lad naiiiec" Johnny," apparen
tly" about six years old. lie came
clambering up, amid many.difllcul
ties, and nt 1 mgth reached the
winow-sill. Scarcely had the lad's
head peered above, the Kill, until a
voice at our side sung out, "Jump,
Jonny, jump." It was the lather,
and tho voice was recognized at
oisJ:e, but the boy hesitated. He
was assured that a father's arms
were ready to "catch him," nnd to
"jumn, at once." A friend cried
out, "Hold on, don't jump here is a
ladder," and within a few moments
it was placed within his reach,and
the boy came down in safty.
The father, with tears of joy,
clasped his little one to his arms,
and was soon on his way home.
How the lad reached the- window,
and maintained his coolness aipldis
cretion was a wonder to more than
one who saw o:1 heard the incident.
At one of the residences was ly
ing the body of a lovely young wo
man. The mother and sister weep
ing, the father having just left the
house, seeking held. A Christan
man enter's the room; his heart is
in unison, in full sympathy with the
bereaved ones. After a few min
utes' conversation, he was abont to
retire, when the sister remarked,
"Mr. , tliii is no time to ask
favors, when your presence is so
much needed, j.t so many dill'erent
places, but I would like so much if
you would kneel down and pray
with us, it would do mother and
me so much good."
The business man the man of
God, knelt down, and as he poured
out his soul in prayer, comfort
flowed to each heart.
A brief article in the English
magazine, Temple Bar, on the
"Quacks of th . Eighteenth -Century,"
contains a number of amus
ing anecdotes. It begins with the
statement, which is not always easy
to believe, that numerous as are the
quacks of the present day, and as
tonishing as tlmr success must ap
pear to every lliinking person, they
pale into insignificance compared
witli their predecessors of the eigh
teenth century.- When.wc consi'Jf
er their numbers, their ignorance,
and the impudence of their preten
sions," it continues, "we find it al
most impossible to understand the
success they ni.'t with, and the way
they were spoken of and patron
ized by the highest in the laud.
Cobblers, tinkers, footmen, and tail
ors (some n o I able to read their
own advisements), assumed the
title of doctor-, and petended to be
able to cure every known disease."
Some of thes adventurers wero so
lucky as to iH "ive titles from the
king, aud th : honor of votes of
thanks from t!ie House of Com
mons. One. William Read, was
originally a t u!or, and could hard
ly read, yet i ..iudenco and the use
of scraps ol' Latin, gave him a
great rcputat! 1 for learning, ena
abled' him to become oeculist to
Queen Anne .tnd King George the
First, and oV.. lined the honor of
knighthood f, 'n the former sover
eign. In ono in' his advertisements
he called' upon the Vice-Chancellor,
University, i 1 1 city of Oxford to
vouch for his i .ires.
Another, I 'f. Grant, was very il
literate; ho started as a tinker, be
came a BaptisL preacher, and then
turned doctor. He also received
the appointment of oeculist to
Queen Anne. A writer in the Grub
Street Journal snid conccrning'him
and Read:
"Hor Mujosty, sent, was in a surprise,
Or elso was ve y short-sighted,
Whoa a tinker v n avtovn to look after hor
And tho moir.it e'lnnk'lleatl was kniglitod."
Dr. Grant had his portrait en
graved on n copper-plate, from
which copies wero printed for dis
tribution." Of this portrait tho same
writer says:
"A tinker first bis eoono of lifo began;
That falling, ho set up for a cunning man;
Hut wanting luck, puts on a now disguise,
And now protends that ho can mond your
Ilut thlsoxpoct, that liko a tinker true,
Where ho mends ono eye, he puts out two."
Dr. Tom Saflbld, who flourished
early in tho eighteenth century,
used to publish his bills in verse,
"Here's Suffold'a ;llls, much bottor than the
Dcsorvodly havo gained tho name of best;
A box of eighteen pills for olglitoon pouco,
Though 'tis too cheap In any mau'i owu
Specimens of his poetical pow
ers were also placed on his door
post. Dr. Cise, who lived in tho
same house nt'Urward, erased tho
verses of his predecessor, and sub
stituted two lines of his own:
) Lives Doctor .Case."
He is said to havo gniued more by
this couplet than Dryden did by nil
his works.
Dr. Ward was a footman, and
while traveling with his master on
the Continent, he obtained from
some monks those receipts' by which
he afterward made his "Friar's
Balsam" and other nostrums. He
began to practice physic about 1 733.
A newspaper attacked his pills as
poisonous, and adduced' instances
in which it had killed patients.
Ward 4 replied . with . deposi
tions t)iat the deaths had arisen
from other "causes, and with testi
monials of wonderful success. The
controversy; continued some time.
One of his assailants concluded an
article against him with this coup
let: . "UaoiroTyou take his drop or pill,
Takolearo of fi iouds nnd make your will."
Htr'recovTesl tho patronage of Gen
eral Churchill and Lord Chief-Justice
Reynolds, and was called in to
prescribe for George the Second.
The king recovered, and he re
ceived a solemn vote of thanks
from tho House of Commons, and
obtained tho privilege of driving
his carriage through St. James'
-park. When ho died he left his
statue to the Society of Arts.
One of the-quacks of this period
advertised himself as the " Unborn
Doctor." A writer of the time
sparks of him as the "Stuttering
JTnboru Doctor," and relates that a
gentleman having asked him to ex
plain his title, he replied, "Why,
you s s see, sir, I w w as not
b born a d d doctor, and
s s so I am an u u u unborn
doctor." .
The patronage which is almost
always given to quacks like these,
is thus accounted for in one of the
Spectator's pleasant papers:
"The desire of life is so natural
and' strong a passion that I have
long since ceased to wonder at the
great encouragement which the
practice of medicine liuds among
us. Those who have little or no
faith in the abilities of a quack,
will apply themselves to him, either
because he is willing to sell health
at a reasonable profit, or because
the patient, like a drowning man,
catches at every twig, and hopes for
relief from the most ignorant, when
the most able physicians give him
"Novcr darkness, never doubting,
As wo near (lie promised land;
Never fear lest we should stumble,
While He hold us by tho bund."
"I'm almost homo," said an aged
Christian, while standing upon the
banks of the lonely river called
Death. His eye had caught a
glimpse of the shining towers of
the Celestial City, and in the dim
distance he could see the "house
with many mansions," which was
soon to be his everlasting home.
No cloud of darkness could hide
tho beautiful vision from the aged
wanderer, aud no distressing fears
could drive Hivay the blessed
thought that soon ho was to mingle
with the holy ones that dwell
forever in the city of light.
"I'm almost home," he repeated
again, as his feet touched the dark
waters, and the world, with nil its
glory, faded forever from his glazed
"Home! home!" were the last
words that ho ever uttered, nnd so
wo know ho had reached tho peace
ful goal of happiness in the ' spirit
"Almost home," wdiisperod one
whoso lifo had been ' blasted by
disease, even in the morning of life,
while flowers were yet springing
up in their spotless beauty and pu
rity nt her feet. Yet death had no
terrors for the suffering one for
her feet were standing upon the
firm rock which toy winds and
boating storms can never move.
Her eyes wero fixed upon tho hal
lowed cross of Chrsst; and the
peaceful mansion, prepared for tho
pure in heart, lured her soul to its
unfading glory.
Almost Jiomo. Oh ! what a bliss
ful thought to tho earth-worn
Christian whoso weary feet arc
walking down by the river's waves.
Only a little whilo and ho shall sing
thoso holy songs with tho redeemed
oiicb in tho " Father's Home." A
littlo while and a golden crown,
shall adorn his brow, and robes of
eternal whiteness shall ho wear,
never to bo changed for tho gar
ments of tho tomb. A littlo whilo
and ho shall greet tho last of other
days to part again in sadness never
moro, for ho has galnod an eternal
Almost home! -Toil on, then,
Christian; hopo on, pray on, for you
are nearing the land of sucrod rest,
where peace, liko tho river's waves
shall roU oa forovor. No death
no sighs no tears, and no Bad fare
wells ever known in the home of
thc'sonl the Christian's heaven. .
"Oil! home unknown. Oh! homo divlue.
1'iilber all-wise, eteriiiil, -
Guide, guide these wandering, wayworn feet
of mine
Into thoso pastures vernal." '
[From the Life Boat.]
In Mariposa, Cal., there lived a
large eyed, beautiful little prattler
Mary Cannon. One evening,
when all was silent, she looked up
anxiously into the face of her back
sliden father and satd:
Tn, is Cod dead?"'
" No, Ly child, why do yoii ask
me such a question as that?"
" Why, pa, you never talk to him
as you used to do." ' .
These words haunted him till ho
was reclaimed. He related the in
cident to nic while I was traveling
that circuit . ... " "
Henry and Habit.
[From the Child's World.]
Henry Town is a good enough
boy in somo respects. He is
amiable and truthful and pleas
ant in his manners, but in mat
ters where he is required to
take upon himself any burden
oi responsibility or trust, lie isJ
a broken reed.
"Henry," says his sister,
"will you be sure to put this
letter in the post-office for me ?"
"Oil ! certainly."
"Now, you won't forget it?"
"No, really I won't."
"It is to Uncle Thomas
about meeting mo in New York,
and if he doesn't get it and
come to the station for me, I
shall hardly know what to do."
"Oh! I'll be sure to put it in,"
and Henry takes the letter and
goes oft'. He really intends to
go to the post-oflice the first
thing, but on the way. down he
meets a companion, who has
something to say about a sail
ing party, and Henry forgets
the letter entirely, until about
three hours after the mail.
Then he drops it in, and thinks
no more about it, only to an
swer, "Oh! yes," when asked
if he has done his errand.
The consequence is, that
when his sister gets to New
York, where she has never been
before, there is no one to meet
her. She has to find her way
to the other side of Brooklyn
alone, takes the . wrong, car,
and only finds her friends at
the end of a very troubled, dis
tressed, anxious day. She is
not well or strong, the fatigue
and the worry make her ill for
a week, and the whole pleasure
of her visit is spoiled, because
Henry could not take the
trouble to keep his mind on
one subject long enough to post
a letter.
I might multiply instances of
the worry, disappointment, and
wear-and-tear ot the tempers
and feelings of others occasion
ed by Henry's habits, but one
is enouiin
Henry is always very sorry,
and never means to do so again,
but the trouble is he does not
mean not to do so, and I fear he
will never reform, unless he
takes to heart tug lesson,
"What thy hand finds to do, do
with thy might."
Sages of old contended that no
sin was ever committed whose con
sequences rested on the head of the
sinner alone that no can could do
ill, and his fellows not suffer. They
illustrated it thus:
"A vessel sailing from Joppa car
ried a passenger who, beneath his
berth, cut a hole through tho ship's
side. When tho men of tho watch
expostulated with him, Wlmtdoest
thou, 0, miserable man?' tho of
fender calmly replied: 'What mat
ters it to you? Tho hole I have
made lies under myown berth.' "
This ancient pnroblo is worthy
of the utmost consideration. No
man perishes alone in his iniquity;
no mail can guess tho full conse
quences of his transgressions.
$100,000 havo been subscribed
toward a homo for infirm Episcopal
clergymen, to bo located near tho
city of New York.
There aro 500 white Sunday
Schools with 12,000 teachers and
30,000 scholars, in Virginia.
The tears of sympathy aro
sacred drops from the well of
There havo been 1,500 conver
sions In tho Baptist Sunday Schools
of Virginia daring tho past year,
The Last Dance.
During the occupancy of the
city of Moscow by the French of
1113', a party of officers and soldiers
determined to have a military levee,
and for this purpose chose the de
serted palace of a 'nobleman; CThat;
night the city was set on fire. As
the sun went down they began to
assemble. The women who follow
ed the fortunes of tho French army
were decorated for the occasion.
The gayest and noblest of the army
were there, and merriment reigned
over the crowd.
During the dance the fire rapidly
approached them; they saw it com
ing, but felt no fear. At length the
building next to the one they occu
pied was on lire. Going to the
windows, they gazed upon the bil
ows of fire which swept over the
city, and then returned to their
Again und again they left their
plearsnres to watch the progress of
the flames. At length tJia dance
ceased, and the necessity of leav-1
ing the scene of merriment became
apparent to all. "They were envel
oped in a flood of fire, aud gazed
on with deep and awful solemnity,
At last the fire, communicated to
their own building, caused them to
prepare for flight, when a brave
young officer, named Carnot, waved
his jewelled hand above his head,
and exclaimed: "One more dance,
and defiance to the flames!" All
caught the enthusiasm of the mo
ment, and "one dance more, and
defiance to tho flames," burst from
the lips of all.
The dance com
menced; louder and louder grew
the sound of music, and faster uud
faster fell the pattering footsteps of
dancing men and women, when
suddenly the' heard a cry: "The
lire has reached the magazine! Flv
fly for your life!" 611c moment
they stood transfixed with terror;
they did not know the magazine
was there, and ere they recovered
from their otunor. the vault explod
ed. Tho building was shattered to
pieces, and the dancers were bur
Tied into a fearful eternitv.
Thus will it be on the final day.
Men will be as careless as those ill
latetl revelers yea, there are
thousands and tens of thousands as
careless now. Wc sneak to- them
of death, the grave, judgment and
eternity. I hey pause a moment in
their search for pleasure, but soon
dash into the world and forgetful-
ness as before. God 3 hand is laid
on them in sickness, but no sooner
nre they restored than they forget
it all, and hurry on. Death enters
their homes, and the cry is heard
"Prepare to meet thy God!" but
soon, like Carnot, they say: 'One
dance more, and defiance to the
flames," and hurry on. The Spirit
of the living God speakes power
fully home to their hearts, and thev
shake, tremble, and are amazed;
but earth castes its spell around
'them, and sings to them Its songs,
and with the cry: "Time cnoinrh bv
and by," they speed on, stilling the
voice, till olten, ore days or months
have passed, the bolt has sped, the
word has descended, the Judre has
come, nnd the soul is lost forever
Ripening For Glory.
[From Toplady.[
Some of the .planets finish
their rotations in much less
time than others. The nearer
f'hejr are to the sun, the more
spee'dily they revolve, Mercury,
tor instance, is not quite 88
days in accomplishing his year,
while baturn takes up consid
erably more than 2) of our
years 111 circuiting the same
common center. Thus, some of
God s converted people are soon
matured far glory, by their near
ness to, and intimate commun
ion with, the Sun of reightous
ness. These are frequently
known to outrun their brethren,
and (like John at the tomb of
our Lord) to reach the sepul
chre, finish their course, and
ascpnd to their Master's joy at
very early period; while
saints who do not ripen so fast,
or who have a larger tield of use
fulness to ocoupy on earth, are
detained from their crowu un
til they aro full of years and
good works. Each of ono of
these is gathered as a shock of
corn in its season. 0 believer,
if thy God summon thee away
betimes, his Spirit will first
perfeci; that which concerueth
thee; nor will Providence apply
the sickle until grace hat h made
thee white for the harvest
Or, if they lengthen thy thread,
having much for thee to stiflcr,
he will show himself the God
of thy old age, and not forsake
thee when thou art grayheaded;
for ho hath inviolably declared,
"Even to your old age, I am he;
and to hoary hairs will I car
ry you." (Isa. 4C: 4.)"
Take a round steak and make
dressing. Lay on tho meat
and sew " up the edges. Tut
this in a dripping pan with a
littlo water, plenty of Lultcr,
a littlo salt and pepper. Turn
tho moat and bako'both .ides.
General Adaption of Electricity.
[From the Scientific American.]
The telegraph and electrici
ty.1 are yearly entering more
and more into the daily service
and convenience of the people.
It sounds the alarm and brings
speedy succor when fire threat-
ens devastation and ruin. ' It
furnishes to every merchant,
broker and business man who
desire it, in the more important
business centers, a constant rec-'
ord in his own office or count
ing-room of the condition and
transactions of our exchange.
arid the quotations of leading'
articles 01 traffic and commerce.
It calls messengers and assist
ants, when needed, to any lo-
cality, at all hours o( the day
ot; night. It furnishes coinmti
nicaton between tho offices,
manufactories, and places of bii-
siness of merchants, manufae-
turers, shippers, and others.
The editors of our great news-
papers can sit in their libraries
at home and direct, by means
of telegraphs easily operated
by themselves or members of
their families, the management
of their papers. The liability,
to danger and distruction on
railroads is greatly lessened,
and disasters averted, through
the use of electrical signals,
The engineer, as his locomotive
dashes alon the irong - rail at a
speed which outstips the wind,
can, at a glance at the signal
by the roadside, know the con
dition of the line for miles
ahead, and whether other trains
are likely to be encountered, or
misplaced switches and open
draw-bridges invite him to
death and distruction. Our
bells are rung by electricity,
our clocks are regulated by elec
trical current, the fidelity of
watchmen is assured, or their
lack of vigilance recorded with
unfailing accuracy by the elec
trical tell-tale. The concealed
wire and electric circuit betray
the operations of the burglar
and thief, and our gas is light
ed by electricity.
Pleasing God in the Closet.
Whenever we feel a want of se
cret prayer or a reluctance to engage
in it, we ought to ask ourselves at
once, "How should wo like God to.
become reluctant to hear our pray
ers, or the Intercessor to grow wea
ry of presenting them before tho
throne?" And if this Question
does not bring us to our (jenses at
once, and then send us willingly to
our closet, we ought to follow it up
by asking: "What should we think
feel do were the Father to shut
his ear on our prayers; tho Sou to
exclude them fr.om the golden cen
ser of his- incense, and the spirit to
withhold all its help in future? The
bare idea is horrible! And wero
such a dread reality possible in onr
case, how should we agonizo in ter
ror and suspense, until we felt again
the Holy Spirit helping our infirm
ities, and pouring out on us the
grace of supplication?
s Profane swearng is abomina
ble. Vulgar language is dis
gusting. Loud laughter is im
polite. Inquisitiveness is of
fensive. Tattling is mean.
Telling a falsehood is contempti
hie. Ignorance is disgraceful,
and laziness is shameful. Avoid
all' the above advices and aim
Farmers' Home
Tho Congregational Churches
have ono theological student to
958 communicants, the Protestant
Episcopal has ono to 498, the Pres
byterian one to 1,014.
The United States Supreme
Court has decided that a de
serter from the array, ' who has
been caught and made to serve
out tho entire term of his ser
vice, and obtained a regular
discharge from the army, is, in
ellect, just as good as if ho had
been faithful from the first, and
is legally entitled to his boun
ty. This will bo good news
to those who havo suffered by
the decision of the Paymaster
General, which was exactly op
posite. An ingenious youth of West
erly, II. L, aged 15, has com "
pleted a granite monument for
his sister, to stand in the Catho
lio cemetery at that place.
At Tteadin
s s a
Pa., last week,
ll child iron .!,, 1.,1 .l,...i . '
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