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To an Intemperate Friend.
Return, my Brother I and bo more
The eup of sorrow drain i i 1
Return, end hearta that loved ol for
Shall welcome thee again ;
Thi love that litthine early bom ,
Again ihall brightly burn,
Affection's gentle tecenti coma,
To welcome thy return.
ftetnrn, poor wanderer I than the cap,
- Reeitt the tempter'i mare,
Ere health and fame are offered ap
for misery and care.
' Return, and hearti with anguish torn,
And eves with torrow dim,
' BhaU hail with jo; the "loit one found," .
Sedeeme from guilt and sin.
The widowed "mothec'l only ton," , ; ,
To her embrace waa given t
Prom death to hie hit piritwoi, ' "
By power divine from heaven.
And, oh, the prayer ol faith ihall riu
And weary heaven for thee, , ,
That from the bonda of moral death,
. Thy spirit may be fret.
Return, my Brother t there It Joy :
. Through all the hottt of heaven,
And angels leave their bleat employ
To record lint forgiven. . '
' They hover o'er thy pathway now,
With healing from above, . , .
To lure thy "ipirit back again,
To purity and love.
The Chinese Empire.
The importance of the movement
wViirli irnm sufh a small beeinnina
seems destined ere it ends to totally
subvert the government of the Chinese
empire can hardly be exaggregated.
The fact that the rebels are not only
striving to overthrow the present
dynasty, to place their leader upon
-the throne, but are also waging a war
of extermination against idolatry and
all the paraphernalia of its worship,
to replace it with a system of religion,
that so far as can be assertained, is
Christianity adapted to Chinese com
prehension, gives to this revolution a
significance and importance that can
Tint. Vip miRtnlteri.
The history and social condtion of
4V i a vejj q f iinnl0 ATA hutlitLk under-
stood by the civilized world, and it is
time lor inose wno nave ucio
Rtp.reotvned !cut in the
UVWX v- " - J I ,
which an oblique
gS'S i " i t
eyed, mild looking individual, with
shaven poll, lengtny queue, mm
umnons Dreecnes.isrepreseuwsu. how
ing "rats and puppies for pies," to
turn a more rename buuivco v
formation, particlarly since the time
seems to be rapidly approaching when
we , must study them as neighbors,
and as adopted citizens even in our
own country.
In the days) of William de Rubra
quisand Marco Polo the man who
told : a pluin unvarnished tale about
China and the Chinese, was set down
in the estimation of his fellows as an
outrageous liar. Indeed, till within
comparatively a short period, the
whole i vast area of the empire has
-been, with the exception of , a narrow
strip here and there, on the borders
and by the sea-coast, as much a terra
incognita nils the, interior of Africa
at the praent time. And- yet it is a
great empire, viewed from whatever
point; great in its extent, great in its
natural resources, and great as the
t f a noAnlinr neorjle who have
preserved the individuality and most
TJQinuie vraiio vic.- ,
. :oJ t wet dm-inff the centuries
-t.;ia th t nf the World has 1 been
rocking with the struggles of expiring
dynasties, and the throes of nations
starting into existence. r , - -;
t v aa tViA Chinese Empire is
three times, larger .than the United
States, east of , the paranes, and like
it, it enjoys a variety of climate',
ranaing from the heat of the tropics
of The cold of the northern temperate
none. Its surface is diversified by
' mountain ridges, vast plains, end deep
valleys, while the number and magni-
i tude of its rivers is surpassed by no
country on the globe. ; Within ; its
territory are also found vast lakes
both of fresh and salt water, , which
cKcUtance to a larp-e popula
tion, and upon whose surface ,a great
internal commerce is uwireu ,
v nnnniMp. Tiroductions are nu
oKunrlant. " "'and ' the
mcrous ., 9 t ; -
necessity ' of providing a, means ;. of
support, chiefly derived from the cul
titrarinn rnn hchi. lur a uuuuiawuii uo
V V VI k v r A A
timatorl hv careful observers at 360.
000,000, has Droggnt every portion oi
r i a? t
this1 vast territory capaoie oi wuago
under the highest degree of agrieul-
rrfli m nrrtVme tu. ine mam arucie
iu r .
ia ripo. tli ft cultivation of which
VI vy -wwj
is universal, and conducted in the
most economical manner, so as to in
ira thn rrrpfttest vield from the reed:
while the universnl beverage of all
rftnljR and a?es. is an infusion
of the leaves of the tea plant, whose
Eleasantly stimulating 1 effects have
rought the whole world into tribute
to this people lor its supply. -
. , Thn crnvnmment of China is an ab
unlute monarch?, and filial obedience
is the law of the land. The emperor
being viewed in the light of the father
of the people, every command emana
ting irom mm is 10 oe tnipuuin v vuej
The whole machinery of government
io nnrlpr hn control, and with him
rest the appointment of his successor,
owpn in tVi exclusion of his own sons.
The riht of primogeniture, which
formerly existed, was many years ago
ahniuiipd. so that at a parent's death
Viia rn-nnnrtv istliviQea among nis maie
A!Un tViA eldest Eon recivin? two
portions. Girls inherit notn ng, nor
do they receive any marriage uuruuu
rrTYi inp r rmmi La.
The whole community, with the ex
ception of menials, comedians, and
ncrents. who are reck-
nneri nntfttsts. is divided into four
ranks or classes. , Of these, the 1st
tbA learned: 2nd. the hus-
hanrimon 5trH. the manufacturers;
.nfi Afh tViA merchants, lms may
unuuiuvu) t
UUU VII . aaw w
seem a strange classification, but as
ths husbandman provides foodlo keep
the no f inn nlive. he is honored and
Ilienv,. - r
placed accordingly. Indeed, so strong
t. ttiia feline, that annuaUy, at a
a vuio .v.&f ,
fpoti val. it is the custom of the
Emperor to enier the field set apart
. i ! 1 ItU Via Awn
tor tne occasion, uu
hands plough a plot of ground. Jios
ton, Transcript. , . , , i ,
Fast Hen.
Thp vipinns ilia earlv. Thev fall
H ' ' - .
i;irQ ,hnlffliia nr tumble like wrecks and
ruins in Ue grave often quite young,
i e r i -rpLrt
almost always Deiore , iony. io
wicked "liveth not , half his days."
The world at once ratifies the truth,
and assigns the reasons by describing
the desolate' as "fast men ;" that is,
they getting through the whole before
the meridian, and dropping out of sight
and into darkness, while others are m
the glory of life. j "Their sun goes
down while it is yet day. And they
might have helped it. Many a one
dies long before he need. , Your men
of genius like Burns and Byron, to
wlipn dissinated and profligate,
thirty-sfeven is so fatal; and your ob
at. a oyo1p9s "wnnderin!? stars."
DbUlC mmwuuiviv (J t '
who' waste their youth in liberUne in
J thev cannot live long..
Thaw, rniist ufiifi eariv. iuey pui
on the steam till, they blow up the boi W
mi -. A vnla tVl ni I
er. i! iney run' v ui;u, , :
fire goes for want of fuel. The ma
chinery is destroyed by reckless speed
Nothinsr can save
theml' Their physical system cannot
stand the strain tliey put, it w ; wuue
4U ototo nt tlipir fninds is bften such
liliU DVUVU v
that the soul w6uld ' eat the substance
of the' most robust body; and make
for itself a way of escape from the in
cessant hell of its own thoughts." T.
Argnment for the Maine Law.
Archibald Nichol, the turnkey at
made his report to
the Mayor yesterday afternoon. JJu
rinir the past month he has had 660
prisoners unaer nis cnarge m mmc
cnA Tupm rhnrrred with intoxication
50 with larceny, and 6 with riot.
k. .L J Tt'!l- QbJ .Con'
Seasons for the Maine Law.
A ,Ur in ninpinnftLi. DlVeS the fol-
Irtwinir list of reasens for a prohibitory
law ' against the sale of intoxicating
drinks. Itcontains many forcible truths
and matter for serious reflection..
, The sale of intoxicating drinks as a
beverage should be prohibited by law.
because, .
1. They deprive men of their rea
son, for the time being.
2. They destroy men oi me grey
est intellectual strenght. !
3. They foster and encourage every
species of immorality. " '
4. They bar the progress of civil
ization and religion.
'. 5. They destroy tne peace anu prv
nertv of millions of families. . ,.
n ml 1 nritrAQ
o. Aiieyreuuce mttuy lumuaa nnvo
unH pViilftrpn ta beffirarv.
--co , .
7. They cause many tnousanas ui
murders. 1
8. They prevent all reformation ot
9. Ther render abortive the strong
est resolutions.
10. The millions of property expend
ed in them is lost.
It. The time of the seller of them
is worse than thrown away.
12. The sellers had, Detter De sup
nnrfprl na nAiinerS.
13. They cause tne majority ui
cases of insanity.
1 4. They desrtoy both the body and
the soul. ...
15. Thev burden Bober people with
millions ot paupers.
IB. J. hey cause immense caoi""
tures to prevent crime.
,17. They cost sooer peopie unnieuno
sums in charity.
18. They burden tne country wuu
enormous taxes.
19. Because moderate drinkers
want the temptation removed.
- . i . , i t !
20. JJrunkards want tne opportuui
tv removed.
21. Sober people want the nuisance
22. Tax payers want the burden re
moved .
23. The prohibition would save
thousands now falling.
24. The sale exposes our persons to
insult. ... .
25. The sale exposes our families to
27. The sale subjects the soDer to
rrraah nnnrPSSIfin.
9 It takes the sober man's earn
ings to support the drunkard.
, 29. It suojects numoeneBs wives iu
untold sufferings.
30. It is contrary to the Bible,
si Ti. ia contrary to common sense.
32. We have a right to rid ourselves
of the burden.
33. We owe it to our good revolu
tionary sires
' 34. We owe it to tne poor uruu.
or A '
35. We owe it to the afflicted fam
ily... : -
. sfi We. owe it to our children.
37 We owe it to the moderate
38. We owe it to ourselves to stop
f.Vii"evil. '
39. If we do not do it we reserve to
Via filflVPR.
40. It is best for the rumseller to be
RftTP.d from his occupation
, 41. Tt is bset for our country to be
saved from this source of crime.
, 42. It is best for our people to be
saved from such taxes.
vr-Tlin inil in this county after
Vpinnr 11 ntpnnnted Tor five months, has
iustreceived two tenants; both of
- . .1 1 .l... 4Ka
whom we are mtormeu, say "
alleged offences for which they are
confined, were ' committed while in a
state of intoxication. Here is another
rvidPTire of wlmt has often been asser
tedthat liquor drinking is directly or
in dirPPiW Bt the bottom of nine-tenths
of all the criminal offences committed
in the State. People ' (loudersport
Pa.) Journal.
Magxtficent Cekimokt. One of
the most imposing and beautiful spec
tacles we have ever witnessed, was
presented yesterday morning, and we
we were not a little surprised at the
very small number of persons who
were present to behold it. Ihis, per
haps, may be accounted for from the
silence of the city papers on the sub
ject, and that managers did not see
fit to issue any posters, or program
mes. Superadd to this, that every
body was out of town; "in the land
of Nod," and the reason for the small
audience is pretty clear. The cere
mony was nothing more or leas than
the oneninff of the oatks of cat, ana
the sun standing upon the threshold
looking forth, like a prince in bright
armor, upon his kingdom. 1 he blue
walls of night parted, but without, a
crash ; nay, even withont the soft and
silken rustle of a curtain. The light
aloft were put out, one after another,
to give effect to the scene the gates
of red gold swung back, noiseless as
the parting of soft lips in dreams, and
a threshold and hall, inlaid with pearl,
were disclosed. There was a flush,
a gleam and a glow over the water
and the city, and there paused the
sun, as if enchanted with the scene
he smiled on. A moment, and he
stepped forth, but there -was no jar ; a
moment more, and cloud and spire
and dome were all of a glory. There
was no acclamation, no song the
days have gone by when the deep
blue heaven is full of unseen birds,
that are fluttering at the pale portal
of morning. All was silent, yet beau
tiful and sublime. iv. Y. Tribunt.
RcLtm. A eorrMPondent of th National
We one inroic of holy thing m
ill (or th benefit ol St. Peter's Chorea at
Rome, in whieh tnere Mpneo w
betdi o! St. Peter two veriuble, well.it-
t.i.j in.M tAm hi!a nf the nrinee ot the
IG.U - t- -- -
ipoitlci md lirtt Pope oj Rome I A note at
the foot of the catalogue rm thai, u well u
we en now remember .. ,. .
; "Whenever duplicate! oeenr in thu hit,
the leleotion of the original it left to the judg
ment of the Faithful. Hit Holineii de .linei
to decide which ii the original, inaimneh ai
L.L ..n.llw ll nrnvarl h hnl ll of for.
uubu -1 w cuuni.j " -' 4 ---
mer Popet, and by miraelei wronght by each
of then leered relici. It U, however, every
way probaDie tnai me miracio m iuuttitca
tion hai been wronght for the benefit of the
Faithful, ai in the caie of the 1oit and
fithei mentioned ia the Evangeliiti; and
neither of them, consequently, u mpenor to
the other." . ..
In thii lime nit wai a wooaen atatne or
imige of tome taint, which had once fallen
1 .;.k. in iKj. knrh. whf.m it had
been for agei worshipped. In the 111, a leg
wai broken, ana, woaeerjiu so imw, wuno
it wu healiig, imelled m badly that the
chnrch had to be cloied. Surgical treatment,
however, at last overcame the inflammation,
(of the wooden leg!) and the cicatrix remain
ed, in visible proof of the fact
n-m in.. fr..k1U PinnT." atarted A few
iu in ubuuii. -
week! lieee ia Albany ai a Catholic paper,
hai been pat down by the Buhop, became, ai
the Albany "Regliter". Ji the pobliiher,
' naa neglectea 10 ooiin mo
Biihop upon the enterprise, and after pob
liihing two nnmberi ot hii piper he bad the
mortification to learn from the pulpits of ill
the churches at once, that the Bishop decid
edly disapproved of thei nblication. Aceord
ni. ,k. thiril nnmher of the Pieneer. we
find the article of capitulation: "la accord-
anee with the wisnei oi our wonuy jphuuu,
rxprened, la tne amereni caurcuca uu
c.j.. .1.. Vinnu, ha 1 miner to be con-
ldered as aa exclniively Catholic paper, and
from beneetorth win appear uuuor mi nut ui
'Tne fioneeraaa oienaara. iu icuu.
l : l 1 j ... J il. Rinknn 4a nnvans inch
wurcu jiave iduu&gu iu. ui.uc r . , v
a conne having been fully and publicly stited
oy nimseii, neea no comiueut in'iu "
would merely add that his objections are
against iti being considered a Catholic piper
thii ditfienlty removtd, we kaveka per
mistto to publish any other kind of journal
that we think fit!" , - ; (,; j j; a
Depravilv. Why ii a legiilater a most
blasphemous man? Btcause he can t take his
seat without an oat
le ;
' Wkf shonld ladica lepwetnalT ,Bom
when they are little bfhiadthey male it up
.in bustle. ' 'V."'

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