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ADAMS & HICK, ;iItPoI!TKKS AND JORIIEBB OK 6HIXA, GLASS AM) QLEEXSWARE, AND DEALERS IN LAMPS, CIIANDEIjIEIW, COAI, Oil,, *C S: 33T Baltimore street, And 52 German Street, BALTIMORE, MD, WE are now manufacturing our own iMmps, and can oiTer Inducements In liat!branch of liuslness. November 15, IKB7.—ly. WM CANBY. lIKBNAIID GII.I"IN. C AMSV, GILPIN & CO., IMl'OltTKlt.S AND JOIIHEBS OIF DRUGS, H. W. Corner Light and Lombard Sts. BALTIMOKK. PROPRIETORS of Stabler'n Ano dyne, ('hcrrv Expectorant,Stahler's Dia rhtea'Cordial, Sfubler's Ilr. ( liapinan's Worm Mixture, Norrls' Tonic or I«'cvi r and Ague Mixture, Nlmmu's Mixture, Wright's Worm Killer, i,ilpln's Vegetable I'llls, (.'halfunl's Coco Creaiii. November 15, IW7. Boyd, Pearre _ Co., MtroliTKllS AND WHOLESALE nKALRBB IN CLOTHS, CASSIMKRES, Satinet*, « oltonailrs, and Fancy Dry Goods, No. 8, Hanover Street, BALTIMOKK, 31 D . A. M'KENDBEK BOYD. AI'IIIIAY PEAKBE. OLIVER H. FKAURE. November Vi, 18*7.—ly. X ill I" _ SONS, Ho. 335 Baltimore St., Baltimore, MAm'FACTI'RFRH OF I* L A 1 N ANPJATANNED TIN WAKE, AND dealers In Britannia Ware, Hardware, l'hvted Ware, and Fancy Goods, wholesale and retail. *#- ("otini ry Merchants v re respect fully In vited to call und examine tlie goods. November 15, 1807.—1y. - #, B. ADAMS. W. T. DAVIDSON ADAMS &. DAVIDSON, WHOLESALE GROCERS, AND DEALERS IN Whiskies, Brandies, Wines. _ No. 7 Commerce Street, BALTIMOKK, M D . A CENTS for the sale of Tobacco, Grain, etc. November 16, 1867.—1y. of Va., with) ARTHUR EM ERY A CO., IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN BNSLLSH, OKKMAN AND AMERICAN HARDWARE, CLTLERY, f&, 23 S. Cnlverl Street, B A L.T.I MOIIK. II D . ABTHUR EMERY. JOHN U. EOERTON November 15,1807.— ly. 1.. PasMitio & Nuns, Importers and Maters' in Notions, Hosiery, KASCY GOODS, 0 LOVES, TRIMMINGS and SMALL WARES, XttS IV. Baltimore 81., BALTIMORE, Mn. November 15,1807-ly. Charles H. .ts j crs _ llio., Importers' of BRANDIES, WINES, (IINP, Bl'M, SCOTCH AI.E, BKOWjN STOUT. SALAD OIL, CAS TILE SOAP, _c_ No. 72 Exehuniru Place, BALTIMORE. Md. November 15.1807-ly* J. *t €. 1,. SMITH,"" roBUKBI.r JOHN BMITII A 00., BICII MOND,) WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, AND DKAI.KRS IN CYK STUFFS, PATENT MEDICINES, &C iNo. ;i3l W. Baltimore street, (Ip Stairs,) BALTIMORE, MD. November 15, IH(I7. —ly.* gc:ii or li;l,os >s WIIITK lIDUSK RESTAURANT, ISO 'West Pratt Street;, Adjoining JMultlJy House, BALTIMORE, Mil. November 15, 1887c—ly. 4<l_i_B, Cole, Price - Co., WIIOI.KI.AIjE CLOTHIERS, m i»HO Baltimore St., near Charles St., BALTIMORE. a. n. adams. B. r. coi.k. N. B. i■ i: 11 i:. J. r, ADAMS, . NoTcmtier 15,1867.—1y. Cai'roll, Adams _. Neer, aaa Baltimore street, BAL T I .\I 0R E , MI)., Manufacturer sand "Wholesale Dealers In Boots, Shoes, Hats, AND HTRAW GOODS. JAMES CAUBOLI.. J. Q, ADAMS. J. P. NBEI'. 8. H. LUCAS. Novemliei 15, 1887.—fim. (soldsborouirls, liuck. & Henry, TV'Holesalu Healers in NOTIONS, HOSIERY, l-'AXt V GOODS, _c. So. 8 llniiover,Sli,,rt, (VpitsirS,) BALTIMORE, Mn. IT. V. GoLDsnoBODOn, Murylitud. H. B. Uvi-K, Vii-Kinin. J, W. Hbsbt. Maryland. November 15, isii7.-ly, -■ <*_Q. W • II _II R.Trf«4 &, SOX, 111-IAI.KHS IN CHI.\A,GL,^\.\I)I)LTE\SW.4RE, No, T South Charles Strict, BALTIMORE. November 15, 18417.—(Jin. Wni. 11. Ryan, NOTE & BILL BROKER, AND DRALBIt IN SOUTIIKRX MONEY, »T, PA.Ub BTREKT, * - BALTIMOUE, Md. _Nov, », IsW.-ly. «; 4 OIM.N.H «uo_7 ~ SUOU—ISOBH TO AI.KX. (.AIIIIWS.S, STEM MARBLE WORKS, Corner i,l" Sharp anil Oerman Sts., ISALTIMORK, Nqvaiaher 15, HOT; -Ij, "* THE SABBATH, ny sir kdwahd bl-lwer i.ytton. ~ I'resti glides the brooks, and blows the gale, llu! yonder baits the quiet, mill I I Tbe whirling wheel, the rushing sail, | How motionless and still! . Nix days of 1011, poor child of Cain, I Thy strength the slave of want may be; The seventh thy limbs escape the cbnln— A Cod hath made thee free ! i Ah, tender was the law thai gave Tills holy respite to the breast. To breathe the gale, to watch tbe wave, And know the wheel may rest! 1 But where tbe waves the gentliest glide, What image charms to light thine eyesT t Tlie spire reflected on the ttdc, Invites the to tlie skies. . To teach the soul Its noble, worth, j The rest from mortal 101 l to gain ; (Jo snatch the brief reprieve from earth And pass—a guest to Heaven. They tell tbe In thy dreaming school. Of power from old dominion hurled, ' When rich or poor, with Juster rule, Htuill share the altered world. I Alas, since time Itself began, I That fable hath but fooled the hour; i Each age that ripens power iv man, , Rut subjects man to power. Yet every day in seven, nt least. One bright republic shall be known ; . Man's world awhile hath surely ceased, When God proclaims his own. .Six days may rank divide the poor. ( 0, Dives, from the banquet hall; The Seventh the Father opes the door, And holds bis feast fur all I 1 fiI¥GHOST ROBBEB. ! Ona flno evening in the Spring of 18 --30 a stranger, mounted on It noble look ing horse, passed slowly over the snow white limestone mad luatl'.ig through the Black Forest. Just as the Sun was going to rest for the day when the gloomy shadows were beginning to stalk, he drew rein, as he said : This must be near tho spot, surely.— I'll stop here anyhow, for awhile, and see what I can leiirn.' He thereupon dismounted and en tered the parlor of the Inn, where he sat down beside a small table. 'How can I serve you, lleinheor ?' saitl the landlord. 'Sec to my horse, outside,' replied the guest carelessly, but at the same time eyeing the landlord from head to foot; i 'and let me have some wine—Rhine will do.' Tlie landlord wastitrningto withdraw from the stranger's presence, Mhen he stopped and said ; 'Which way, Jleinhccr do you tnvv- ' elf 'To Ntinstai.t,' replied the guest. 'You will rest here to-night, sup pose,' continued the landlord. 'I will stay here for two or three hours but I must then be off, so as to reach my destination there iv the morn ing. I am going to purchase lumber for the market.' 'And you have considerable money with you, no doubt *i" atked the landlord innocently. 'Ye-, considerable,' replied the guest sipping at his wine disinterestedly. 'Then you will take my advice,' said the landlord, 'you will stay here till morning.' 'Why?'replied the stranger looking up curiously. 'Because *r" whispered the landlord looking around as if he were disclosing a great secret, antl was afraid of being hoard by somebody else, 'every man that passes over the road between this and Nanstadt for tho last ten years has been robbed or murdered under very singular circumstances.' 'What were the circumstances?' asked the stranger, putting down his glass empty, and preparing to till it again 'Why, you see,' the landlord went on, while he approached his guest's table and took a seat. '1 have spoken with several who have been robbed; all I i could learn from tlu-ui is that Ihey re. i member meeting in Uie lonesome part of tho woods something that looked 1 white and ghastly and that frightened ( their horses so that they eitherj ran i away or line a-their riders; they felt a choking sensation and a smothering, | and finally died, ns they thought but awoke in an Wfftr or so to lind them selves lying by the roadside robbed of every thing !' 'Indeed,' cyueulated the stranger, looking t|l_tr_cUjf at the rafters in the ceiling, as though he was more intent 1 upon counting them than he was inter. efted In the landlord's story. The inn-keeper looked at him In as tonishment. Such perfect coolness he hud not witnessed for a. long time. 'You will remain then?' suggested the Innillord, after wailing some tium for his guest to speak. 'I ?' cried the stranger, starting from Ills lit ol' abstraction us though he was not sure thai he was the person ad dressed. 'Oh, most certainly not. I'm I going straight ahead, ghost or no ghost to-night.' Half an hour later the stranger and a - guide, oulleil Wilhelm, were out the road, going at a pretty round pace to . ward XtuistaiU. Luring a flash of liglituing the stran ger observed that his guide lorfked very uneasy about something, and was slack ening his horse's pace, as though he in tended to drop bohind. 'Lead on,' criod the stranger, 'don't be afraid.' •I'm afraid I cannot,' replied the per son addressed, continuing to hold his horse until he was now at least a length I behind his companion. 'My horse is i cowardly and un:iiaii!igcabl(; in a thun- 1 dcrstorm. If you will go on, tho' 1 ' think I can make him follow close 1 enough to point out tlie road.' i The stranger pulled up Instantly. A strange light gleamed in his eyes, while I his hand sought his breast pocket from 1 which he drew something. The guide 1 saw tlie movement, and stopped. 'Guides should lend not follow," said ' the stranger quietly, but with a linn- I ness whicli seemed to be exceedingly I unpleasant to the person addressed. 'lint,'faltered the guide, 'my horse i won't go.' 'Won'tlie?' queried tho stranger, with i mock simplicity in his tone. Tlie guide heatd a sharp click, and ' saw something gleam in his conipnn- * ion's right hand, lie seemed to under stand perfectly, for ho Immediately drove his spurs into his horse's flanks and shot ahead of his companion .With out another word. He no sooner retched his old position, however, than tlie stranger saw him give il sharp turn to the right and then disappear, as though he had vanished through the foliage of the trec9 that He heard the clatter of his horse as he galloped off. Without waiting another instant he touched his horse lightly with the reins, gave him a prick with the rowels, and off the noble animal started like the wind in the wake, ofthe flying guide. The stranger's horse being much su perior to the other, the race was a short one, and terminated by the guide being thrown nearly from his saddle by a heavy hand which was laid upon his bridle, stopping him. He turned in his seat, beheld the stranger's face, dark and frowning, and trembled violently as he felt t-It_ smooth, cold barrel ot a pistol pressed against his ehcek. 'This cursed beast almost ran away with me,' cried the guide, composing himself as w ell as he could under the circumstances. 'Yes, I know,' said my companion, dryly, 'but mark my words, young man, if. your horse plays such tricks again heMl be the means of seriously in juring liis master's health.' They both turned and cantered back to the road, When they reached it again and turned the heads of their ani mals in the right direction, tho strau gcr said to his guide, In a tone which must have convincedliis hearers as to his earnestness. 'Now, friend Wilhelm, I hope we un derstand each other for the rest of the journey. You are to continue on head of me, in thu right road, without sweaiving either to the right or left.— If I see you do anything suspicious, I will drive a brace of bullets through you without a word of notice. Now push on. The guide had started as directed, but it was evident from his muttering that he was alarmed at something be sides the action of his follower. In the meantime the thunder hnd in creased its violence, antl the flashes of lightning bad become more frequent unci more blinding. For awhile the two horsemen rode on In' RiTetii'e—the guide keeping up his directions to the letter, while, his fol lower watched his every movement, as a cat would watch a mouse. Suddenly the guide stopped and look ed behind him. Again he heard the click of the stranger's pistol and saw his uplifted arm. 'Have mercy, Meinheer,' he groaned, 'I dare not go on.' 'I give you three seconds to go on,' replied the stranger ; -One I' 'In Heaven's name, spare,' :mplored the guide, almost overpowered with tear; 'look before me iv the road and you will not blame me.' The stranger looked. At first he saw something white standing motion less iv the centre of the road, but pre sently a flash ot lightning lit up the soene, and he saw that the white figure was indeed ghastly and frightful enough looking to chill tho blood in the veins of even tlie bravest man. It his blooc chilled tor a moment, therefore, it was not through any tear that he felt forbis ghostly interceptor, for the next instant he set his teeth hard while he whispered them just loud enough to be heard by his terror-stricken guide : 'Be it man or devil '.—ride it do«rn— I'll follow. Two With a cry of despair upon his lips the guide urged his horse forward at the top of his speed, quickly followed by the stranger, who held his pistol ready in his hand. lv another instant the guide would have swept past the dreadful spot, but at that instant tlie report of a pistol rang through the forest, and the stran ger heard a horse gallop offthrotigh the woods riderless. Finding himself alone, the stranger raised his pistol, took deliberate aim at the ghostly murder, and pressed his linger upon the trigger. The apparition approached quickly hut In no hostile attitude. The stran ger stayed his hand. s\.t length the ghost addressed him in a voice that was anything but sepulchral: 'Here, Wilhelm, ye movo out of your porch this minute and give me a help ing hand. I'vo hit the game while on tlie wing, haven't If The stranger was nonplussed for a moment but recovering himself, he grumbled something unintelligible, and leaped to the ground. One Word to his horse, and the brave animal stood per i fectly still by tho, suow-whilc tru_._iii.gs [ on the would-be ghost, he was next ena- ( bled to grope his way in the dark to ward that individual, whom he tound bending over a black mass about the size of a man on the road. , As the tiger pounces upon his prey, , the stranger leaped upon the stooping ligure before him, and bore it to the , ground. 'I arrest you iv the King's name,' cried the stranger, grasping his priso ner by the throat and holding him | tight. 'Stir band or foot until I have i you properly secured and I'll send your soul to eternity.' This was such an unexpected turn of affairs that the would-be ghost could hardly believe his own senses, and was handcuffed and stripped of his dagger and pistol before he found time to speak. 'Are you not my Wilhcim?' he gasp ed. 'No landlord," replied the individual addressed; l l am not. But lam an offi cer of the King, at your service, on special duty, to do whatl have to-night accomplished. Your precious sou Wil helm who you thought was leading au innocent sheep to the slaughter, lies iv the road, killed by his father's hand.' Two weeks later, at Bruchsale Prison, in Baden, the landlord ofthe sign ofthe Deer aud the Ghost robber of the Black Forest, who was the same identical per son, having been proven guilty of nu merous fiendish murders and artfully contrived robberies, committed at dif ferent times in tlie Black Forest, paid the penalty of his crimes by letting fall his head from the executioner's axe, since when traveling through Sohwart zald has not been so perilous to lite and purse, nor has their been scon any Ghostly Knight ofthe Road in that sec tion of the world. THEM 'ERE LEGS. A son of the Granite State went to Memphis to seek his fortune. He found instead a diarrhoea, which gradually sans life into a chronic form : It was with this Unit poor Jim Bagly was picked up. And month after after month it tugged untill at length he was but the outline of his former self, -a mere skeleton. A worthy minister saw the poor fel low, and seeing the king of terrors had spatted him, determined to cnllon him and offer spiritual consolation. lie broached the important subject some what thus : "My dear Mr. Bagly, in view of your relations with this life, how do you feel ?" '•D—n sick," was the prompt reply. "Don't swear, my pour friend," said the parson, "and then let mc ask yon if you ever think of your latter end." "Lord l"said Bagly,"! liaintthought of uothin else for the last three months." "Not, I am afraid in the right way, Mr. Bagly 1 beg you pause and re flect. It is time you began to restle with the Lord.' The. sick man looked down at his miserable poker legs extended before him, and with an expression of amaze ment in his countenance : "Rastle with the Lord ! what, With ttiein 'ere legs r" pointing to his own. "Why parson he'd flip me to h-U the very lirst pass." The parson gave him up as a harden ed sinner. PATCHED BRICHES. The following is eoppied from the Land we love ; While A. P. Hill's division was tear ing up the B. & O. R. R. iv the fall of 1802, Lane's brigade of that division was ordered farther north than the other brigades, live reb was a cu riosity. At this time, the quatermas tcrs had not procured new clothing to supply the place ofthe worn, latere cil and ragged relies ol the campaign into "My Maryland,"' and we wcrerag ni.ifl'iiis—that's a fact. Tearing up railroads Is no very pleasant work,aud we had enjoyed ourselves for about twenty-four hours whcnCapt, K. ofthe 7th N. C. went to ahouse|to get to inf illing cooked, and got into quite an in teresting conversation with the good lady of the house ; Old lady—You is an officer isn't yott? Capt. X.—Yes, madam, I am a cap tain iv the 7th N. C. infantry. Old lady—Thar, now Betsy Ann, I told you he wits an oliicer. I can tell an officer w hi'tiever I lay my two eyes on 'cm. The officers, they has the seats of their breeches patched, aud tbe com mon soldiers they don't. MODESTY. There was once to he a meeting of the flowers, and the judge was to award the prize to the one pronounced the most beautiful. "Who shall have the prize ?'" said the rose, stalking forth iv all the conciotisness of beauty. "Who shall have the prize ?" said the other flowers, advancing, eacli with concious pride, and each iiniimgiliiiig it would be herself. "I will take ti peep at those beauties," thought the violet, not pre suming lo attend the meciing ; "I will see them us they pass. But as she raised her lowly head to peep out of her hiding place, she was observed by the Judge, who immediately pronounced her the most beautiful, because the most modest. ic?* A traveler stnpt at an in to breakfast, ami having drank a cup of what WM given Dili), the servant asked. "what will you take, sir, tea M coffee:*', ''That depends upon cireunwaiici»," was the reply ; "if what you gave Die last was tea, 1 want eolToe ; if it was eolNjo ; I wuul tea, I waul s change." ORANGE COUNTY AND ITS ATTRACTIONS, i NO. 8. p Having already presented a general ' view ofthe Comity of Orange and con sidered what, in my humble opinion, is ' requisite to develop, its rich resources, ' 1 shall now briefly describe more par- * tieularly the advantages ofthe several ; Sections before referred to. That portion lying between the Red Lands and the Rapidan river, embrac ing tho valley of Blue Run and the pen insula formed by the two stream?, is perhaps the most attractive part of tile County— it is traversed by throe lead ing highways—the plank road from Somerset to the Court House and two McAilatni/.cd roads,one from New Mar ket through its centre, the other from Harrisonburg through its Western ex tremity, converging and uniting at Gordonsville—all'uriliiig at all seasons easy access to market. The scenery of this highly favored district is beautifully picturesque. The grand range of the Blue Ridge moun tains, looming Hp in majestic grandeur is seen from every point of i' on one side, iiud.in the back ground the high Undulating surface of the red land slopes, add a charm and variety rarely excelled. The soil is composed of a dark choco late friable loam—of great fertility and susceptible of a high degree of improve ment. It yields bountifully corn, wheat, outs and tobacco, and the cul tivated grasses, clover, timothy and or chard grass, and the indigenous w lute clover and blue grass nourish luxuri antly and demonstrate its -adaptation to grazing and dairy purposes. Its Tobac co is of a line texture and if skilfully managed aud manipulated to suit the taste of the Trade, may lie made to rival the esteemed qualities of the more Southern sections of the State. The remarkable cleanness ol these lands, being unincumbered by surface stone and exempt from noxious shrubbery, impaitto them additional value, both from the small amount of labor required aud the ease with which they might be tilled. In'the centre of this beautiful region, on its most commanding elevation, af fording v maguilicent view ot the sur rounding country for many miles, is Somerset, the elegant aud comtnodiohs residence of E. doss Esq. His estate is one of the largest in this portion of Piedmont Virginia —and hisenergy and enterprise have made it one ofthe most valuable a.id desirable. A prominent teatiire of his enterprise and industry is his extensive orchards, now coming into full bearing and yielding their rich stores of the choicest varieties of delic ious fruit. A pioneer iv this laudable enterprise, his example will be followed by others, whose soil and circumstances afford equal guarantees of success. At a little distance from the base of this eminence, in the plain beneath, is the village, of Somerset, pleasantly situa ted, having, iv addition to a few private dwellings, a.Chtirch, two Sto rcß,a Flour ing Mill and the work shop of Mr. A. P. Routt, now becoming celebrated for the valuable Agricultural Implements which it distributes to distant parts of the State and even beyond Its limits.— The farms are large, ranging from 000 to 1000 acres and more, and could be rendered vastly more remunerative by sub-division. Tlie sound judgment nnd clear fori night of C. J. Sloven, Esq., im pressed by the conviction ofthe ineffi ciency of the present labor system— have induced him to divide his line es tate into compact farms, which already in the hands of an intelligent tenantry will increase in value while their pro ductions are multiplied. Tlie same description of undulating lands extends many miles below Som erset, while a short distance above, the briiad rich river bottoms became the chief object of attraction. In the adja cent hills, on the flue lands of the Messrs. Brooking, are.fonud extensive quarries ofthe linest granite, unappro priated, as yet. to useful purposes. In the vicinity of Somerset, border ing upon and adjacent i-o public high ways are the beautiful and desirable lands of Messrs. R. T. and J. V. New man, portions of which, in compact farms varying frotnluO to2()oiicres with eligible sites for building, present tempting inducements to those desir ous of a home in this attractive sec tion. The lands adjacent to the village of Barbotirsville in the Western part of this district, are scarcely inferior iv at traction to those described. The scenery is beautiful—the soil gerial, easy ot cultivation and highly improva ble. Near_,the village, is the stately mansion of the late Gov. James Bar bour, now the resilience of his son, B. J. Barbour Esq. The estate is very large, and iv addition to its ordinary product inns, a large flock of Merino's has been introduced with reasonable prospects of tUCCeII. Near.by and ad joining, is the large and well managed estate of J. B. Newman Esq, upon wliieh, sheep husbandry has ulso be come a part ofthe farm economy. The line mineral spring (sulphur] in this vicinity, might be made attractive as a summer resort, and at tlie same time prolittib'e to its owner. Lower down the refreshing little stream Blue Run, is llalley Farm, now the property of ilr. O. T. Graves, of classic memory,as the former seat of a flourishing school presided over by the celebrated Parson Maury, at which, some ofthe subse quently distinguished men ofthe coun try received the rudiments of their education. Among these, was John Randolph of KoamAe who, al'teiwaids in the Senate of the United States, made satirical allusions to it and its surround ings. The action of Gypsum or Plaster ot Paris, operating through clover, on these lands, is magical, and its free use should be adopted as the most certain and economical base of their Speedy amelioration. AORICOLA. SUNDAY BEADING, Christ is, as his apostle was. He makes heaven 'all things to all men, that he might gain all.' To the man that loves true pleasure and gladness he presents it as all joy, and to the like ambitious man, as all glory; to the hit chantmen it is made all things, that they might conic all thither to him. What are allowable amusements 'i Such recreations, and such alouo, as may, in some degree, assist our facul ties of |»ll_l and body to perform that great work for which they were united and placed in this probationary world. No amusements tire allowable which produce weariness of body or lassitude of mind, which Indispose us for serious thought or feehug ; which keep us cohl and iiidill'ereut respecting wisdom and virtue ; which break down the bar riers between us aud the vices and follies ofthe world,or which leave behind thetn a disrelish for the close inspection of our hearts, and for devotional intercourse with our God. Let it, ever be renumbered that he who has really lotind the mean between the two extremes will and must, be reck oned euthusiastio by those who are iv the extreme of coldness. You can, easily conceive tii.it, when any ono stands in a middle point between two others, who are, with respect to him strictly ei_ul-distant, he must, from the inevitable laws of perspective, appear to both to be, not in the middle, but comparatively near the opposite party. He must therefore make up his mind to be censured on both sides; by the en thusiastic, as cold; by those who are cold, as enthusiastic. That mind which is not touched with an inward sense of the divine wisdom, cannot estimate the true worth ot it; but when wisdom once displays its own excellencies and glories in a purified soul, it is entertained then with the greatest love and delight, and receives its own image reflected back to itsell jii sweetest returns in love aud praise. Examine, when you mix with the world, if duty calls you ; if it is for the good of men and the glory of God, il it is nis work you arc going to do ! Look up, and you find it was so with your Master. If Ho manifested himself in a village of Jewry, it was to do the work of His Father ; if at a marriage, it was to -how His power ar.d to command au thority to His doctrine ; if at a house of a publican, It was to save a child of Abraham ; if at Jerusalem on a feast day, it was to purge the temple. Earth has nothing equal to the wretch edness of her whom the Scripture terms the "strange," the "evil woman.'' The loss of youthful innocense, the wreck oi early hope, Ihe abandonment of holy principles, the words and thoughts and deeds of shame, inward remorse rack ing llie heart, and outward disease un dermining the frame—these are the be ginning of sorrow; but lite end U not yet. O ! the sweet spirit of our blossed Sa viour ! How readily He entertains a re turning sinner! how graciously re peats and dwells upon every passage of their conversion, exalting each little circumstance with a rare industrious eloquence, and closing all with a free and general pardon. "Many sins aro forgiven her, because she loved much.'' O ! the strange cllicucy of perfect love ! It instantly changes tho most vicious life into ■ course of heroic virtue ; it in stantly turns the wrath of God into pence and joy, and everlasting mercies. And i.wnijf siii*' ore forgiven it, the more it Lives. The glory of the Lord appears in that cloud which is upon the penitent, sad heart. When it is dj-enched in tear-;. the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, doth "move on those waters," .and breathes life and salvation iuto .them ; and He, who is the unction, pour* iuto those wounds of the spirit, and we are never nearer Heaven thau when wcmiv thus prostrate in the lowest d/ist; and when our "belly clcavetti unto the ground" 'v humble penitence/ then we are at the very throne ot 5/ace. The seven deadly sins of the accurs ed nations. Dent, vii, 1. Preserve me, O God, from the pride of the Amorite, the envy of the llittite, tho wrath ot the Perizzite, the gluttony of the Gir gashitc, the wantouess of the Jebusite ; and grant me, in tlieir stead, humility :inil charity, patience antl temperance, charity and contcntedness. with spir itual zeal. GA-.E TO TELL A PERSON'S THOUGHTS. Almost every boy and girl likes to ••puzzle" others vv il li ipiest'ious. Here is a good one which our fathers used to tell. Ask sonic oue to think of a number, but don't name it; double it ; multiply by live and tell you the product, aud you willtell him the numberhe thought of. For instance : let the number be eight ; double, it will be sixteen , mul tiply by five would give eighty ( s,) ). — Always reject tlie last figures, end the remaining ones will be the 11um.be r thoughl of. |C 3* '"I say, Mick, what sort of po tatoes are those you are planting!*" — I 'Raw ones, to be sure ; yer honor would ! not be thinking I'd be planting bailed I ones." ' thi: N ATIVK VI in; I MI A*. IS PCBI.IBHKD WBEKI.TIIY Dr. G. W. Ba-gby A A..F. Btofer. TI*WS OV BVBSL'BIPTIOB". One Cony .1 months II OO " '' « " _ I* » " 1-2 « *t(l(l Clubs of._ve,oire yeur, 12 30 Clubs of ten, oucyuar, __ IK 00 Clubs of twenty, one year it) 00 *_?• Voluntary com inuniciit ions, contalnln interesting or Important ncws.soltclleo.from nny quarter,- , «a-Hi-jeeteil communications wa cniino und. italic to return. W Obituary notices exceeding five lines will lie charged for ut our regular advertis ing riit.s. M-All letters on business connect—l with the oflice, must be uddressed to tbe "Native Virginian." Stu gmm and 6itvrten. MILCH COWS. That far too little attention has been paid by farmers and others to these use ful animals, is a fact which your corres pondent has had occasion to remark. Accustomed, from infancy, to South ern plantation life, but in latter years familiar with Northern and Western processes, he has been led to compare the general neglect of cows ou our plan tations, and consequent deficiency of milk and butter, with the greater curb and better results in these respect*', witnessed in some other regions. On a small scale, too, he has put in practice a moderate amount of energy to en deavor to realize what care, directed by good sense, may accomplish in this latitude towards remedying the defi ciency in question. The result has been gratifying, and he takes the liber ty of making a brief statement, hy way of inciting others to put forth endeavor In this direction, with even better re ward. Your correspondent has but a small body of land, on which he raised only a limited amount of corn, wheat, oat.«, and hay. He keeps four cows. His care of them embraces these essential particulars: 1. That they be always dealt with gently—no halloing at them or vio lence allowed. 2. That they be sheltered, haltered in stalls, kept clean, and with good beds in winter. 3. That they be systematically fed with food suitably warmed in winter. 4. That they be systematically and thoroughly milked—by a man, if possi ble. 5. That their tendencies towards ma turity be so attended to as to insure, if practicable, calves and renewed fresh ness every year. By this course your correspondent is enabled to secure, in mid-winter, an average product of six or eight quarts of milk a day from each cow, supply ing a large family with au abundance of milk, cream and butter, the gross value of which, at this season, may be. fairly estimated at not less than twelve dollars a week, besides the comfort which no such outlay could, in general, supply. His personal attention is given only iv the way ot exact supervision, half au hour In the early morning aud again to wards night-fall. The work is done by a negro man i hired at ten dollars a month, who does a great many other things. Tbe feed ing is done in large troughs or cribs, subdivided, so that the smaller portion shall be water-tight for slops, Ac, the other for the fodder, ifcc. In the early morning a mixed food is given of Mangold VVurzel beets or tur nips sliced up, And bran, thoroughly treated with warm water, in the tight portion of the crib. About a gallon Of water to each, constitute this succu lent morning's meal. At one o'clock they are fed again differently. A quan tity of straw is cut np wit'i a cutting knife, treated with a lew quarts of bran put in the tight portion of the crib, and served with a considerable portion of warm water, and the whole well stirred. At night the morning process is repeat ed. The stalls are cleaned out and relit tered every morning, and at night, if necessary. Being thus attended to, it takes hut little time. The animals are let nut in the stable yard _ the day, unless the weather is very bad, this be ing well floored with stalks, straw, &c. The haltering is with a small cord -sim ply tied around tlie horns. The ani mals, treated gently, are so tractable, although one or two of them had been extremely wildand unmanageable, that they are as readily haltered as the host trained horse. The milking is done abont the time of feeding, morning and night, and with energy aud rapidity. Your correspondent having impor tant literary work to do, and limited means, can give to matters of this kind only a fragment of time, and very little outlay. But ho has been surprised to see what a judicious care thus applied will affect. Ono of tbe secrets in tbe case is, it will be observed, the summer cultiva tion of succulent roots, and their pre servation in winter. This is essential. But it can everywhere be easily done ; and it is astonishing that so little of it is effected. Tho warm water is an im portant element. Everybody can se cure it with some simple, economical appliance. Kitchen slops arculso used. Under the changes wrought in ou labor system, things of this kind will have to be attended to; and your cor respondent will be rewarded for this unpretending contribution, if others in our dear suflering South gather from his suggestions a few profitable hints.— P., in Southern Plantir and Farmer. FARM IMPLEMENTS. Put I hem all iv good condition for use, and supply what may ho wanting. Use no half-worn implements, and do not fail to have all that may be needed to do your worn effectually, tCfX correspondent of the Country Omtleman says that red cedar twigs bound around the bodies of fruit trees will effectually prevent the attack of Insects. ■ .». ICJ 5 " Snooks was advised to have his lite insuri-d. "Won't do it," said he, "it would be just my luck to live forev er if 1 should." Mrs Suunk.s said, "Well, I \VBuld not, my dear."