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THE MASK AND THE TRUTH.
Jaines was a bravo hoy, who j>ossessed
that true courage which enabled him to
l>ear the sneers and ridicule of his companions
rather than do wrong. He was affectionate
and obliging, so that ho was beloved
by his fellows, and always had their
good will, except when his regard for truth
brought them into difficulty.
One afternoon, in school, lie obtained
leave to speak about his lesson, and went
to his friend Henry. As he seated himself
at Ileury s desk, he was much amused,
and almost laughed aloud, for he found
him at work on a half of a cocoa nut shell,
cutting out eyes, nose tuid mouth, and with
ink representing hair, eyebrows, and huge
wluskers, making on the whole a most ludicrous
figure. After some conversation
about that and his lesson, he returned to
At night the boys were playing round
their scliool liotise; and in the midst of
their sj>ort Henry produced tlris image,
which brought Ibrth a shout of laughter
trom all, and much praise of his ingenuity
Within an hour the boys dispersed, and
James, Henry, and two others walked together
for some distance, till they came to
? I?^ T<iin?>< li ff \ ?C ho
Jl litllt' win.iv vimuvu . .. ...
turned round the corner, he heard one of
them say,in a loud tone ; "Oh, Henry, I'll
tell vou of what we will do with this,?\is
an excellent plan; to-morrow morning
> * ?
This was all that James heard, and as
he walked on, lie wondered what the plan
The next morning, 0:1 his way to school,
he was thinking of the same tiling; and as
lie turned the corner of the lane, which
brought the school house to view, he saw
one of the boys put his head from the door
and look towards him; he immediately
went in again; but soon another came,
and another, as though they were anxiously
expecting some one. James suspected
they were engaged in some frolic, and
when within live rods of the house, a boy's
head again appeared at the door, and was
instantly withdrawn, with the exclamation,
44 He is coming! lie is coming!" which re.
pcated by a dozen voices in the room, and
immediately followed by a noisy scamj>oring,
jumping from desks, overturning of
henclies, and the rushing of twenty boys,
from the door, who disappeared behind the
school house. James looked round and
saw the master coming. 1 Io then ran
.hastily alter the boys, and as lie approach,
ed them he heard one say, " Now, don't
Jet any of us tell who did it: dont say a
*vord about it."
"Tell? no, indeed," said an older boy,
" who do you tliink would be such a fool us
"What is the fun now?" said James;
but every one was so much engaged that
he took no notice of him; and the only
answer he could get was, " You will see
The boys went tardily into scliool; some
in a grave and sober manner, others vainly
frying to conceal their glee,while the more
innocent wore an djien, laughing counte.
nance. As James was looking round the
room to learn the cause of this, his eyes
fcll upon the stove pipe, where he saw
JJenry's ludicrous image grinning at the
whole school. The master noticed the dis*
? j _i i
Sir.*' "Did you make it? " "No, Sir."
"Do you kuow any tiling about it?" "No,
lie questioned several in the same manner,
who gave him him similar answers ;
and soon he came to Joseph.
" Joseph, did you make that ? " '* No,
Sir." "Do you know who did?" "No,
Sir," said lie, liesitatinly : " Do you know
who hung it up?" "No, Sir," said he,
coloring deeply. " Well, do you know anything
about it whatever?"
"No, Sir, I don't know that I do," said
he, coloring s ill more deeply.
" Oh, Joseph, I am sorry to see that: I
do not believe you have told the truth, but
I will not press you lurtl^r."
J le than nuestioned several others, and
came to James.
" James, you may rise. Did you make
that James?" "No, Sir." "Did you
hang it uj? ? " "No Sir." "Do you know
who did 7 " 41 No, Sir." "Do you know
who made i: ?" " Yes, Sir." 44 Who ? "
"Henry." "Doyou not know hung it
up?" "No, Sir." "That is sufficient."
" You made that, Ilcnrv, did you not?"
"Yes, Sir." "Did you hang it up?"
" No, Sir." 44 Who did ? " 44 Joseph."
44 You may rise, Joseph. Did you not
tell me just now, Joseph, that you did
"The hoys told me to hang it up."
44 Well, you told me just now that you
did not do it, did you not ?" " Yes,
44 And you said that your did not do it
when you did ?"
44 W eil, all the boys agreed not to tell."
" Oh, Joseph, why have you done so ?
You have told a lie ; you have lied before
God; and that, too, merely because you j
were afraid of the boys. Alraid of the
boys! Think of i4, Joseph; you liav<;
dared to violate a command of (iod, and
teH a lie, merely because you were afraid
to be laughed at for telling the truth. Oh
Joseph, I am sorrow to see this. 1 shall
punish you for hanging up the mask, but
as to the lie, you must settle that with
He then, before them all, punished Josoph
tor his act of disorder; afterwards, lie
closed the school, as usual, by prayer, and
dismissed it. Although the boys wore
somewhat sobered by what had been done
and said, yet the impression was but feeble;
I tlS lllf;v 1'IVWUVU IlllU HIV VAUljfj
i and issued from the door, they in various
! ways gave vent t<> their indignation at
! James for telling. As James stooped in the
entry to pick up his hat, one boy kicked
it, and another gave him a punch in the
side ; and as they came upon the grasi plot
before the school house, one said, in tone
! so low that this master could not hear,
j 44 Before 1M he so mean as that! "
i ' That's pretty well?pretty well, Jim t v
' said another.
44 A sneaking UT;.tak\v said a third.
41 (rood little* James?good little James!
?always tell the truth, and the master will
love you ; and when the school is done
you shall have the reward."
44 Little favorite! " said another.
In a moment the master passed out and
went home;?when the boys began to express
their opinions more freely, and James
also to defend himself.
* Why arc you so angry with me ? '* said
he,44 you arc tlaming mad ; and I want to t
i * :a- T .I >>
Know 11 i ury-rv; 11.
"Deserve it? ves, vou ought to be fiog*
7 m C O
H-" .. .
| "Flogged for tei-ing the trudi?"
"No : but for being a tell-tale/' #
" I ouly told the truth when I was ashed."
" I la ! " laughed a little wicked, ragged
boy, "I'd os lief tell a lie us not, if I knew I
sliuuld not Ik; flogged for it.'!
"So had 1!"?"And I"?"And I;"
said a dozen of them.
" Well, 1 had not?I behove it is wrong
" Why, what is the harm in it, if you
are not found cut ? Nobody will know
" Nobody know it! Where in the world
have vou been living all Your davs, Dili ?
y C ?
Have you never been to the Sunday
School I Will not God know it ? "
The boys all s'ood still, and made no reply
; for tliey could could not answer that
question without condemning themselves.
At length that little wicked, ragged boy
spoke again, saying," I would'nt be a telltale
at any rate."
" Now, Joseph," said James, " I appeal
a ,'aii Vam u-.ir/i fiiimcluwi nnrt ? iric
I will tell you what I intend to do: You know
r already, from what I have just said, how I
feel in regard to God, and my accountability
to him ; and I intend always to speak
the truth. I suppose that many of you will
j bo .angry with me, and call me a tell tale,
and all kinds of names; but that I shall not
mind. I shall be sorry, indeed, fur I wish
your friendship very much; but I cannot
lie to obtain it. So long as you only call
mc names, I shall bear it patiently; but I
will not be thumped about by any of you.
To-night one cf you kicked my hat, and
another punched ine in my side ; that is all
well, an<f is forgiven ; but I shall not suffer
anything more of this kind. I shall certainly
Jlug the first one who does it; I can
do it, and I will.?And I believe it is right;
I believe God will allow me to defend myself,
if necessary, when I do my duty.
This is what I shall do. I shall tell the
truth and if you are angry with me I shall
t _ 11 1 _ _ _ 1
oe sorry, ana near 11 paiicnuy, so long us
you do not abuse me but t'uc moment you
do any thing of that kind, I "will surely llog
So saying, lie turned away from all and
walked home.?London Family Mag.
Tim SAILOR AND TlIE STUDENT.
A few years since, I was travelling to
the eastward, with my daughter, to sec
my relatives, from whom I had for some
years been absent; the stage stopped in
Providence, Rhode Island, when an ndditional
traveller took his passage with
us. He was a sea-faring man, about tliirO
ty years of age, and neatly dressed in the
sailor's habit. In a short time we be- !
came social, and engaged in conversation
with each other. He appeared intelligent,
and his narratives of his voyages
were interesting, as he had seen much of
the world. lie had been on board the
A A mil shin in the ereat naval battle
- ~;"J - c
with the French Fleet, and was near
Lord Nelson when lie received his mortal
wound, having been pressed into the service.
It was not long before he began
to use very profane language ; and, as a
professor of religion, I thought it my duty
to show him the wickedness, and impropriety
of such language, and resolved,
on the utterance of the next oath, to begin
with him. Accordingly, as ho was
using an improper expression, I looked
him in the face, and kindly chided him
for his language. lie immediately replied,
Oh, we sailors aro accustomed to
if, and don't mind swearing." I replied,
it increased their criminality, by proceeding
in tint course until it became a habit.
He then appeared very angry at the reproof,
which was as tenderly given as I
could possibly make it. I then told him
I saw he was displeased, and he and I
would cease conversing with each other,
unless be promised mo be would keep
his temper, and be friendly. He immediately
consented : and 1 then took an
opportunity of introducing the subject of
religion. I heard not a word of profane
language from him alter this, be was very
friendly,and I took the liberty to recommend
him to several religous authors,
which I wished him to read, and as one
of the best, next to the Uiblc, Doddridge's
Rise and Progress ofReligion in the soul;
a work which had been of great advan- j
lage to myseif when under serious impressions
before I yielded myself up to
God, and became a member of the
Hy tbis time \vn wore on the most
friendly terms. When we arrived at the |
place for dining, at the table, I showed |
him every mark of attention, and treated
him as if a guest at my own table, lie
appeared much affected with the attention
paid him by myself and daughter.
As soon ns we roso from the table he immediately
disappeared, and in a short
time \vc saw him at some distance rnn
ning, to meet the stage, before it started,
with a quantity of cakes, oranges, Arc. in
his neat and clean bandanna handkerchief,
which he immediately lavished on my
daughter and myself, and would take no
apology for our non-reception of them.
We reached Boston, where I was to
leave him to proceed on his journey to
his father's in Maine, and as we parted
he put his hand on mv knee, and with'
tears, said he was sorry 1 was not going
father with him. He had five hundred
dollars with him, which lie received as
prize money, and said he would be able
to give some assistance to bis father, and
family, and get into some business that
he need not leave him again, by going to
sea. The witcr, from the evident good
i -- .1 :-.i .i.?
came seriously impressed on the subject
of religion, he replied that it was in the
stage during, my conversation with the
sailor. He Ind reached home on Saturday
evening, and the next day being Sabbath,
he thought he would not go out to
church, as he was fatigued, or for some
other excuse. During his stay at home
lie saw on the shelf a book; which on
taking down proved to he Doddridge's
Rise and Progress, the book he had
heard nie recommend to the sailor?he
read it, and was deeply impressed and
benefitted by it. Doubtless God made
this work, in the hands of the Spirit, a
great help to this young gentleman in
his inquiry after Divine truth. The evening
of the day, I had the pleasure of seeing
him, I invited him to one of our prayer
meetings, which gave an opportunity
of requesting him to take a part-in conducting
the exercise?he read a Psalm,
and made some pleasing reductions 011
the subject, to the edification of those
present.?AY hen I last heard from him
be teas preaching the Gospel somewhere
in Massachusetts; and f trust lie is an
able teacher of the doctrines of Christ,
among his Baptist brethren, as he was of
that denomination. It would afford the
writer great pleasure if I could again bear
from him or bis other fellow traveller.
Thus the Lord blessed a casual conversation
in a stage coacli loan ihdivinual to
whom it was not directed, and an encouragement
is thus held out to Christians to
he alwavs rcarlv to speak a word fur
God.? * W.
TIIF. I.ATK PitJ:\CF.SSeiIARLOTTE.
Ileb. xi. Ill, "These all died in faith, not
having received the promises, but having
seen them afar oil*were persuftde I of th"in,
and embraced them, and confessed that they
were pilgrims and strangers on the earth."
A clergyman having occasion to wait on
i the late Princess Chnrlotc. was thus addressed
by her:?"Sir, I understand you are a
clergyman." "Yes." "Permit me to nsk
your opinion, sir, what is it that makes a
death bed easy ?" Mr. \Y. was storiled at
so serious a question from a young & blooming
female of so high a rank, and modestly
expressed bis surprise that she should consult
him, when she bad access to many
much more capable of answering the inquiry.
She replied that she had proposed it to
many, and wished to collect various opinions
on this important subject. Mr. W. then
i <:.! >f V>to /-In",* trw r>vnlif?h_ nnd .iff P.tion.
I ICll It Alio V4i?. * IV -
atelv recommended to her the study of the
Scrip;urcs, which, as he sta'cd, uniformly
represent faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as
the only means to make a death bed easy.
".Ah!" said she, bursting into tears, "that is
what my grandfather often told me; but
then he used to add, that beside reading the
Bible, I must pray fur the Jloly Spiritto understand
Charlotte was daughter of Geoi-gc IV.,
and heiress to the throne of Great Britain and
Ireland, was born in 1795, and died Xov.
0, IS 17, aged 22. She was married to Leopold,
prince ofSaxe Coburg; and her untimely
death, in connection witli that of her infant
child, clothed the nation in mourning, changed
the succession of the throne, and drew
lorth among other able funeral discourses,
one by the Rev. Robert Ilall, which is a
master piece of eloquence, probably never
equaled on any similar occasion.
When informed of the death of her child
a little before her o wn, s!io said, "I feel it
as a mother naturally should;" adding, "It
is the will of God! praise to him in all things.".
Mr. Hall mentions as traits of her charac.
ter, "that she visited the abodes of the poor,
and learned to weep with those who weep ;
that surrounded with the fascinations of pleasure,
she was not inebriated by its charms,
but she resisted the strongest temptations to
pride, preserved her ears open to truth, was
impatient of the voice of flattery; in a word,
that slie sought and cherished the inspirations
ofpiety, and walked humbly with (Jod."
This is the fruit which survives when the
flower withers?the only ornaments and
treasures we can carry into eternity.
"Groat God, thy sovereign grace hnpirt,
With cleansing, healing power;
This only can prepare the heart
For death's surprising hour."
THE LAST PARTI.\U.
At the fiint low call, the sister clasps the
hand of a brother, and stands listening to
: caress me once again as you were wont to |
do; now wipe away this cold sweat upon my
brow, and let me die; farewell, sweet sister
?a long farewell.
Wesleyan S-miaary. WiV/raham, Mass.
?New York Weekly Messenger.
From the Lutheran Obnervor.
TIIE COU.NTUV 1*AKSO.\'s WIFE.Mr.
S. practised the virtue of hospitality
J to a great extent and seldom a week passed
without one or more s'rangers in the house.
I lis sociable chancer and high standing in
i the church have rendered his house a common
stopping nlace for all ministers who
travel our road. Students and all, usually
resort to the parsonage, so that my acquaintance
with ministers is pretty extensive.
They present a wonderful variety ofpersonj
al habits, some of which are to be admired
! and others to be severely censured. I usui
nllf A!' o I
; tut \ in in?> * nuiuvu i i/i 14 iiiiu.aivi c |
| wile from his habils, and I think it is a pood
criterion. If ho is neat in his dress, polite in iiis
i manners, s udious to please, anxious to save J
j trouble to his host, and contented with his
j fare,I conclude that he has an excellent housewife
at home; but if he is coarse and rude, and
unshaven for several days, & full of dolorous
complaints; if lie splashes water on the wall
| and lloor about the wash stand in his cham- J
l>or, and seems dissatisfied because there is K
no fresh meat on the table, I infer that he 1
has as a slattern for a wife, and that he has *
lieen raised on dried apples and Dutch 1
chcczc! Many characters of both dcscrip
tions have sojourned at our house. There .
was formerly one frequent visitor, who, un!
til I cured him, had the disgusting habit of s
; disgorging the tobacco colored contents of c
| his capacious mouth on my carpet;?it was v
i wrought with my own hands and particular- j
ly dear. At first I gave the spit-box a gentle
touch, but he would not take the hint. It v
became intolerable; and when I observed s
that his jaws were distending with the sali- J
vary secretion, and that a copious shower
; was near at hand, I hastily seized the box 1
; and held it close up to his mouth just in time s
j to receive the enormous discharge. It did r
i not offend him. for he was a eoo i-natured c
; man; but lie had the impudence to tell me,
I that the juice of tobacco brough; out the
j colors of my carpet more brilliautlv ! He
I never did it again. Amongst the young
1 men who visited us there was one who ofj
ten spoken of the qualifications of a minisi
tor's wife, and who was racing up and down
j the country in search of a living reprcsonj
tation of his runaway fancy. He one day
J said that there were but three minister's
I wives who were what tliov ought to bo ! I
, instantly rejoined, " I presume, then, that
I you are acquainted with all the minister's
I wives in the country, or how could you
: have the boldness to make such an assertion?"
j The youth was mute, for his acquaintance
| was extremely limited. He afterwards
qualified his speeches, and my reproof will,
J r.o doubt, be of advantage to liirn all his
I will never forget a circums'ance that
; occurred ?at our house, which effectually J
J cured a young person of the impolite habit, !
; so common, of tilting the chair back against
j the wall, and putting his feet on the cross |
sticks. It is an awkward, slovenly, and in;
decent posture. One day our visitor was
'I l -l l . 1 . ! !
i not so near the wall as lie tnougnr, ana in-1
| ting back, down he went, smashing a po*
j of milk I had set near the stove to thicken, |
j nearly annihilating one cat tliat was lying j
j there, and so frightening another as to cause !
! her to rush out of the room through a broken
pane of glass that I had mended with pai
p?*r. The squealing cat, the brokcu jar,
i with its contents bespattered all over the!
! clothes and face of the "fallen hero," his
j convulsive struggles to rise, and the noise
! of his scrambling, besides his indescribable
| appearance, presented a most ludicrous
scene. And yet he bore all with much patience,
lie at length rose, and very gravely
began to scrape off the white material
from his coat that had been black, and be-'
in<* somewhat of a wit, drvl" remarked that
O # 7 *
he was studying the natu e of-the "milky
i whey" but tliat he would lather have this';
! lialf elaborated Schmcar Kehs on his bread, j
| than on his back. lie at length grew im-1
I patient of our unceasing jokes, and half an-!
gry, half jesting, ho retorted, that lie never .
; saw such a house, " if had'nt a room that ]
; would hold a cat, or a chair that would hold i 1
, ' a man!" lie was cured, however, of his I
, evil habit of tilting his chair, lor this adven- I
j turc always occurred to his mind. <
. i I dislike to see clergymen guilty of these
, i indecorous practices. I know several who
i are always scraping their nails, or picking <
the skin otr their hands, or an important or- '
: j gan of their face, or snuffing it up with a <
, noise very much resembling that occasioned
i by turning the spigot of a s:cam engine. A
1 few yawn dreadfully and clear their throats,
!! as if it were full of bran, and put their feet
on a neighboring chair as if tue carpet were
i 1 ?...?u I*.?
, : too gOO(I or 1101 gOOU euuugu. jjui UIUV ,
,1 arc others, and many too, who are over-;
punctilious ;?they are extra-j?olite, but they I
i; are s'iil the most agreeable visitors*. When j
, j they leave the house, you have no chairs to J
, j wash, and no tobacco spots to wipe up,?no ,
; carpets to sweep, and no wishes lor a long
I absence to express.
; j Marriage Festivities in China.?Marriage
is one of the few occasions when the Clii
nose, departing from their usual quiet habits,
, exert every effort to make a dazzling dis*. i
: play. In aid of this object, presents are !
; poured in by the neighbours. To the bride- ,
: groom's father are sent tables, geese, wine,
! and other materials of good cheer. The i
; bride receives pins, bracelets, rouge and cos!
metics. When the important hour arrives, i
the lady enters a splendid sedan-chair, or
rather pavillion, while numerous attendants,
some bearing her clothes and ornaments,
others displaying flags and costly lanterns
[ while a third party are per brining on mu- <
sica! instruments, fill the s'rects and attract
his dying words.
Sweet sister! the hour has come ! I must
leave you now, an orphan, without a siser's
smiles, soon to be brothcrless and alone. I
would that I could stay, even in this vain
world, and cheer that heart of thine, and
ease thee down to death. O, that I could
stay, and sail with thee o'er life's rough sen;
partake in all thy sorrows, griefs, and joys,
Alas! heaven decrees, and I must quit this
njortal fur immortality. But why do I
murmur, why regret to leave thee ? is there
no support in a Saviours arm ? and will He
who has been your consolation in six troubles,
forsake thee now, in this, the seventh 1
Why do I regret to leave thee ? though
young, I know that all earth's joys are like
the glitter of the morning dew."
Why do I regret to leave thee ? Ah! full
well I know, that they who are your friends
to-day, to-morrow may be worse than ene.
inios?and you forsaken and alone, may
wonder without a friend, forced to exclaim,
"Alas J how oft does goodness wound itself,
And sweet affection provo the spring of wo!''
This is why I would not leave thee; I would
tarrv a dyv or two, until that sweet spirit of
thine has pissed from worldly cares; for who
will caress thee when this heart is cold ?
I would linger yet a little season, and join
in holy song around our alter of devotion,
until pure 1 leaven should catch thT? simple
strain, and, having pity on an orphan child,
take thee to a Ix-tfor home. But I must
leave you sister, I feel it lien' upon my heart:
oltecr prouuceu on mu nnuu ui mu snuui
would say to his christain brothren 4 be
kind and tender-hearted,* and God may
bless your design, in bringing others to
4 taste and see that the Lord is good.'
During the conversation with the sailor,
a young gentleman, a student at one
of the Colleges, on a visit to Boston to bis
father's, sat before mo with bis bead in a
position that I did not see bis face, who
appeared totally indifferent to the sub
jeet of our conversation. 1 then had not
the most distant idea that we should ever
meet again?but God rn his providence
brought him once more into my company,
and afforded me much pleasure, in a
religious intercourse with him, in the
following manner. A few years after
our journey to Huston, a gentleman came
into my store and introduced himself to
me; and as I had no recollection of him,
he reminded me of ihe incident of the
sailor, and stated that he was the young
man who was our fellow passenger at the
time, and that he had now come to Philadelphia
to study Divinty with the Rev.
D. S a. I asked him when he be
iv jt "u a vu t?*.i v j'uui.' iv uuvt ?w n uo
because I told the truth ; and I will let you
judge whether I did right or wrong. The
case was this?Some of us were guilty cf
hanging up that mask this morning, and
the master wished to learn who did it. He
askt*l us all iu regard to it; he asked me,
and said, " l)o you know who made it ? "
I did know ; and could I say I did not ? I
believe there is a God, and that he will one
day call you and me and all of us to account
for our conduct, mul that he has forbidden
lying. Now how could I, under these circumtunces,
tell a lie? say that I did not know when
I did ? I appeal to your own conscience?
? i T . .11 .1 _ ..a. )
Uiu i ?ui uy rjri'u u> i'-" ii'" iruiu ? iuu
told a lie?;i deliberate lie?and how do
vou feel now? What does conscience say?
Frank, too, told a lie,?a little follow hlusiiing
up to his very ears ; I should?"
??I didn't blush; I didn't, I know I
didn't," cried Frank, sinking behind the
"Now, Joseph, ought I to liavo told a
lie, or to have told the truth as I did ?M
" I do not suppose you ought to tell a lie;
but I dont't tlunk you ought to bring
a flogging upon a school-fellow in this
" I was sorry that you should be punish,
cd; but I could not not lie to prevent it. I
turbance, saw tne cause 01 11, anu piaceu h
in his desk. lie appeared displeased,
but said nothing about it till night, when he
stopped the school.
" Boys," said he 441 wish to know some,
thing about this mask, which produced so
much disturbance this morning. Whoever
i hung it up did wrong, and he koew that it
^ was wrong. His object was to draw your
4 attention from your studies, and thus to
promote disorder; and he deserves to be
^ punished. Now the course I shall pursue
y is this: if I can leant who did it, I shall
\>unish him severely, for he deserves it: he
JYidoubtcdly did this for the sake of making
disturbance, and interrupting the re?nih?:
busimSJ3 tiie school. And this tiling
ought nbtl to pass by unnoticed; some one
is much nXjjkune?I like to see you happy,
and enjoying\vour sports, but not when it
is time for studo*. 1 wish the boy who ciu
it would rise.
He waited a moment, but no one rose.
He then said, "I shadow question you all
individually in regard to^ but fear that
same of you will lie about i& I am afraid
that some of you, (I do not think that qll
will) but I am afraid that some of you will
say that you know nothing about it, when
you do; that you did not do it yourself,
when you did. Now I wish you to consider
beforehand, what it v? to lie; remember
that God has forbidden it, and that he is
present and will know all you say."
He then l>egan at one of the desks with
with a large boy: "John, you may rise."
" Did you hang that up, John ? " H No,
Sir." "Do ycu know who did?" "No,
i crowd of spectators. On their arnvai at
the house, the bridegroom, who waits at the
door jiclily attired opens the chair, and be.
holds tor the first time her who is to be his
zompanion for life. Not a few, it is said,
misled by nattering reports, are struck with
dismay at the sight, and the moment which
s bailed with so much joy by all around is
to them one of deep distress. Some, it is
added, even shut the door, and insist upon
the bride being carried back, willing to forx
ii all the expenses of courtship. In ordiiary
cases, the lady having been borne by
two of her maids over a dsh of firo placed
it the door, she and the bridegroom proceed
o an inner apartment, where they make four
xnvs, and mutually pledge each other in
bree cups. This is considered as consti-.
ufffig the essential part of the marriage cerenony,
and the couple ore now irrevocably
mited. They tiien go out and join their
riends, who spend the evening in celebrating
he joyful occasion.?Edinburgh Cabinet
the New York Farmer.
GItEAT SALE OF DURHAM CATTLE.
Mr. Minor?Sir?Being on admirer as
veil as a breeder of the "Improved Durham
^hort Horned" Cattle, I attended the late s
>ublic sale of J. Hare Powell's celebrated
:tock, consisting of bulls, cows and heifers,
n all twenty-five, from eight days to ten
rears of age.
The animals were turned on to his lawn?
n front of his mansion, and seemed concious
of their superiority, as they moved
ibout with all the majesty imoginable?-They
vere in fine condition; and showed off to tha
"Whatever differences of opinion mayors
an respecting trie comparative menus ui uur
icveral breeds of cattle," says a writer on
rattle, "i* must be admitted, that the short
lorns present themselves, to notice under
rircumstanccs of peculiar interest. Possessing
in an eminent degree a combinaion
of qualities, which have generally been :
ronsidered incomparable, and n*ndered irreistably
attractive to the eye,- by theirsplenlid
frames and beautifully varied colors, it is
iot surprising that tltey have realized Tor
lieii breeders enormous sums of n?oney; .
md that throughout our own island, and in
ivery foreign country where agriculture is
ittended to. they nrc in increasing request.,f
The auctioneer's hammer has unequivo- .
rally tested the estimation which this /:
ery superior breed of cattle are held, and I
egret to say that Ohio and Kentucky arc to
eceive pretty much all the benefits from
hem. Although the prices would seem high
o some, still, they are much below what the
;amc strain of blood could be purchased Tot > ~A
n England. I had an opportunity of exam-,
ning those imported by the Ohio company
ast August, and think they would suffer in omparison
with Mr. Powolfs herd, although
hcv were beef. 1%
Below fs a catalogue of Mr. Powell's sale
)f ^Improved Durham Short Horned" carle,
at Powciton, April 25:b, 1836.
Names. * Price.
Vo 1. Mundane, $600
2. Mundane II., 2 years, * 510.
3. Ohio, 17 months, 700.
4. Belina, II., 5 years, 560.
5. Belina III, catf, 300.
G. Bertram II, 2 y&frs, . , 500.
7. Desdamona II.. 2 years, 58Q.
8. Bertram IV.. 5 weeks, ^
9. Virginia II., 2 years, 500.
10. Virginia III., 2 years, v 440.
1 i. Florioda II., 3years, 590.
12. Andonis, 1? years,- 260.
13. Bleckley, 10 months, 305.
14. Labia, 10 months. 205.
-- i* ,i? ? Rin..
jo. iijniun, xi., iu ifUHiujui, v?vr
10. Burlefta, 3 years, 340.
17. Ruby II., 3 years, 290.
18. Defiance. 9 months, 290.
19. Frolic, 30 months, 320.
20. 1\ r elton, calf, 180.
21. Daphne, 100.
22. Daphne IF., 2 years, 180.
23. York Belle. 2 years, 155.
24. Mundane III., 8 weeks, 150.
25. Oseola V., 6 days, 120.
Here is an average of three hundred and
fifty-four dollars per head, and one-third of
:hcm less than than one year old. This, I
Relieve, was tlw greatest sale of Durban*
3atie ever made iu this country. .V**?-'
~ " - * V
Preserving Hogs.?The present season
of the year in which farmers and others
should provide themselves w ith a stock of
yggs for the season, as eggs are both cheaper
and better in May and June than they are
at any other season of the year. Good
fresh cpzs properly prepared will keep at
~ Q'? ? - least
a yeaf, and have been kept much
longer. Eggs dipped i:i varnish have
been sent from India to England, and were
hatched after their arrival.N The greatobject
seems to be the total exclusion of air
and the consequent evaporation of the
fluids of the egg. Packed fn salt, eggs
sometimes keep well, the low temperature
acting favorable, yet the air is not generally
sufficiently excluded,? flic yolk is apt
to settle to the sideof the shell, and the egg
of course becomes worthless. Putting
down in water thoroughly saturated with
quick-lime is now generally adopted, and
is found to be the cheapest as well as
surest mode of keeping them uuinjured. '
We have sometimes seen so much lime
used as to pack close around the lower
courses of eggs; and from which they
could with difficulty be extricated. This
is not necessary; that tho water should be
thoroughly impregnated with the lime is
all that is required, and to secure this object,
a thin layer of lime on tho bottom
of the vessel may be admissible, nothing *
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