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ceive a share of publlo patronage, Taking rooms
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t C1IA3. a ELUS, Leader.
. Bf atllebwa. Jupe, Qtb. J?W 51
New Scries. Vol. 2.
I'roni llie Juurnal of Commerce.
now to havi: a hiiii.mnc
A pretty Irish boy t-f mongrel breed,
Hie fruit of Protestant and Romish iced,
To mother's church an Inclination had
Hut father unto Mass wonld force the lad,
Yet still the boy to church on Sunday stole,
And evidenced a wish to save his soul.
Upon a certain day It came to pass.
The father forced the struggling boy to Mass ;
home zealous papist helped to lorvo him in,
Ana trggni me priest la paruon an ms sin.
"Hut." said the man of Ood. "I cannot bless.
Till first of all the culprit he confess."
Well." says the boy. "supposing I was willing, '
What Is your charge I" "I Ml chargeyoii Juat one ;
Must all men pay, k all men make confesslonl" j
AnawliomilOTou confess to!" Whj the Dean.
And docs be charge you !
"Yes, a white thlr.
'And do thoDeansconfcssi" "Yes boy, they do,
Do Bishops too conu-sW" "Ye.." " Unto .
Unto the I'ope, Jnd the Church of Rome."
'Hell," says-the boy, "an tnis seems very ouj,
'And does the Tope confess I" "Yes, boy, to
And does Ood charge him )" "No," replied the
charircs nothing." "Ob.vhen, Ood Is best I
He Is able to forgive my sins, and always wilting ;
So I '11 confess to Ood, and save my shilling."
NOO. AX I) MOUMXn.
There arc gntn fcr all our losses.
There are lualmi for alt cur p-iin ;
But when tho youth, the lircfttn, departs.
It takes something from our hearts.
And It never comes ftgnln t
We are stronger, ami arc better.
Under mAn hood's sterner reign j
Still we feel that something sweet
Followed youth with flying foet.
And will ticter come again t
Something 1eautiful U vanUhed,
And we sigh fur it In vain ;
We behold it everywhere.
On the earth and in the air
But it never comes again I
' tfrem the Knickerbocker March.
gideon on in nr. it's Ti;itKi:v
itArri.i:.' 'Talking about turkey-rafllcs,' said Gideon
1 always think uf tho first ono I ever dipped
into. When I was about sixteen, my father j
thought it high'time for me to be moving into
business. I had always lived down in Dela
ware on the farm till this lime i so I started
for the city with a letter to my uncle. Now
uncle wss a staunch old Quaker, in the dry
goods business, and he at onco took mo into his
store to let me lcatn business, and into his
home to look after tne nnt of business, so that
I was pretty well guarded at both corners.
llut boys will be boys, and I soon found among
the young men in the sloro ono or two who
were willing enough to teach mo city-ways. I
waa a pretty, apt acholar. Well, lime flew
round, and one Christmas-eve, about two years
alter I came up to Ilia cily, I waa down at the
atoro packing goods lo fill some order, along
with another young roan named jNat. bays
Nat, to me :
' 'did., my boy, thia is rather hard, to have
to w-orlc on Cliriatmas-evc, ant ill
"Hathorl I aniweted; 'but then to-mor-ruw
is Christmas, and we'll have that (or a
holiday, aoy way I'
' 'Not as you knows on'!' said Nat. Kat
used ft great many slang phrases, Then, he
added : 'Old Siiadwoll (my esteemed uncle)
said ho should give us to-murrdw as holiday,
except a few huurs in the morning, when we
mighi pack somo goods lo fill lhat Mobile order
jast for exercise I Now (iid, if we do have
to cotno down hero to-morrow, wo will just
make time of it you had better believe !
I'm going to bring a boltln of whiskey, and if
there a any virtue in that old counting-room
alove, U'b got to como oot lo the shape of hot
water t so hurrah for whiskey-punches I'
'There wss something irresistibly attractive
lo mo In the idea. Here, right in my esteem
ed uncle's strong-hold lo brew that awful abom
ination called by the world a people whiskey
punch ; in this, store, where six days of the
week he waa bodily present, and mentally pres
ent on tho seventh. 'It shall be done !' said I
to Nat. And then we went to work in earnest
and packed the goods, nailed up the boscs,
marked them, and having finished this much,
we went down stairs to lha counting-room ; fur
we had been at work up slaira while packing.
The head-clerk, who was busy at the books,
told us we miglil go, and ho would leave the
keys at my uncle s house.
"Mr Shadwell,' said ho to us, 'says you
must pack those goods for Mobile to-morrow
morning, and aaVsoon" as you get through you
can have tho test of tho day to yourselves.'
lhank you for nothing,' said Nat to me in
a low voice ; and wo left the eioie. It was s
hitler cold night, and as wo passed an oyster'
cellar, Nat spoke out again
' 'Gid. what do you say lo a few of the na
tives on tho half-shell 1'
Pono !' I replied : 'I can alow away half-
a-dozen,' So down we went. Thero was f.
crowd in there, and great excitement found a
table, where a man Blood with a dicc-uox rat
tling the bones. Hiving eaten the oysleta and
finished a coupje of glasses of ale, we turned
lo see what caused the crowd and excitement.
1 'A turkoy-radle !' said Nat . 'hurrah !
here's a cheap way -to win a Christmas-dinner
And look what fat turkey I I'm hound io haro
one chance.' So Nat put down his money ;
and at the sight of his boldness I determined to
go in too t so I contributed ; and after tho
amount was madoup,tho dice wasduly thrown,
and a famous Urge gobbler fell to tho sharo of
a ueci-sicaK-ucea, uuny, 'Drolli oi a boy,' wbo
was porter in tne store next to my uncle a. i
tried ray luck the second time, and by great
good lock threw the highest; and a rousing
hen-turkey becamo mine. Now I had never
given it ft thought that I should have such good
fortune and as 1 took up the Ueluncl heu-lur.
key, I felt 'sold,' without being so.
'What shall I do wjlh her I' I asked Nat,
' 'Why,' anawcred fiat, 'take her down o
the slurs and Icavo tier there. To morrow
morninrr brifflit and early we'll get her, and
have her cooked hero at tho cellar, and Iiao
her sent back to the alnre, and liavo a first rate
Chrisimas-dinncr all lo ourselves, 1
at old Mrs Shlnby'a boarding-house, and 1 won't
get any thing fit tn eat there t and your uncie.now.we jroosi numerous oi u.o i mto.m u..y
Old Shsdwelli never makes spread on Christ-! ie,ln llie country .was instant! in aeasoniaod
mi; so tl'e the bot thing wu caa do,'. , J out of acssotl j ,yraming, aqd encoursgiof , ead
'I agreed with Nat, mid w bolh atarled for
the atoro, hut the head cleik had gone, cleared
out, and iho aloro was locked up. .
'Well,' apokoS'ati'lhcro'a ho help for Hi
you'll have to lake her homo with you, and
keep her all night. Hut mind you, bring her
down lo the store with ynu bright and catty.'
"All right, Nat i you'll see her in the
mommo- and so savins- t put her under mv
over-coal, held her bv tho nock with one hand,
and coveted her body and tail as welt as I could was lo the effect that thojrriiust be 'vcty spar- tjospol, and out will pop a whiaky-botllo and afterward arrived. His pretensions were
with the coat-skirts with my other hand, and ' lug In their conversion with women.' Con- a woolly.hoad.' acorn?d by all tho family, except the young la
propelled toward myestcemed undo Shadwell'a aldering tho llinerant life they wore lo lead, And now, slid the lecturer, there, is an old j dy tn whom his addtceses were especially ill
house. Arrived thcro I rang tho bell softly, and the scanty amount u( their silary which, friend of mine, now living in Illinois, my fiist , reeled. Mr. Smith showed him nt.nn of the
and as tho servant-maid opened the door t rush-' in those days, was filed at a maximum of six- 'Presiding l'.lder,' Peter Cnrlwilght, of whom j ordinal civilities of the houso ho was not
ed in, nearly overselling her, si great was my
anxiety to reach my chamber unobserved ; but
my fuot tripped over the door-mil, and falling, '
, i,en.lutte ,h0t out about six feet ahead of1
no tliecnlry. j
' 'Och, aliure, mlslhcr Gideon, and ate viz
sfiher bringing a babo Inter the house )' asked
HiJJy, m the flcsh-culoml mas ahuno out un
dc' "6''' t U hall-lamp,
Keep quiet, Diddy,' slid I, hastily picking
up my turkey : 'it's not a baby, only a Cluist
mas present ;' snd 1 dsrtod up stairs just as my
cstcemrd uncle's anult-colored coat was seen
coming out of the parlor, and his voice came
winding up-staits i
Gideon, what is theo doing1
' 'I fell on the stairs, uncle!' I shouted back ;
and a., I was allowed to vain mv chamber In .
the third-story back-room without any further
imped"'- It was a liue, clear, cold, moon-1
light night, and I determined I would hang iho i
turkey out of the window, where I thought no
ono would sen it, and take It in eaily in the '
morning, and after breaLlast carty it clown lo .
the store and diiposcol itas Nat had propoied.
and after breakfast
iriiiiiiing over Ihc turkey 1 soon tell asleep,
and in my ilrcams I dislioctlt heard my esteem-
ed ttncle Shadwell a voice saying
UiJeon, thee is very thoughtful to remem
ber thy relations thus. There was need nf a
turkey, and thou hatt brought it. llise, take
in thy fowl, sod hand it to me, for lliy sunt
will seo lhat it ia hung up with care aud draws i
' 'It's already diann. I drew it to-night at
a raf- ' Thia I spoke out loud. A simp
rap at my chambcr-dour showed me thai I had
answered a question made in tho body. I open
ed the door. There stood niy uncle.
'Gideon,' said he: 'I was out in the gar
den, and happening to glance upward, 1 aaw
thy Christmas present Tor thy uncle hanging at
thy bed-routn window. Thee is very kind ;
theo need not wstt till the morrow, but even
give it to me now. I will coufido ft to thy
Aunl I'rudeoco, and she will see that tho cook
draws it, and hangs tl up in the area.'
Had old Shsdwcll turned a hose-pipe at me,
and snaked mo wnh water, he could n't have
stunned me more. Huweicr, I made a virtue
out of a necessity, and, taking io the turkey, 1
handed it lo him,
' 'How much did ihee give for il, Gideon !'
' '0 uncle!' said I; 'don't ail the price of
a present.' I didn t believe it would conform
to his Ideas of propriety had I told him lhat I
won il at a radio.
' 'Well, Gideon, thee is one of tho world's
people, and have strange ways; but I won't
press thee to know how much theo gave ; per
haps thou hast been cheated ; for tho chicken
hucksters in the market worship Mammon. Lei
it go. 1 thank theo for lliy present.'
'And doun stairs he went, while I returned
to W inad as ft hornet, and yet io the intervals
of anger reidy to laugh at the easo with which
mv esteemed uncle had 'boned' that turkey..
Next morning at breakfast. Aunt Prudence
greeted me with a smile and said :
' 'tiideon, luce was very kind to present us
with that turkey. We will have it for dinner
to-day. So remember to como homo early.' I
w-eul down to the store, and when I had totd
Nat of my misfortune, great was his wrath ;
huwevcr, he calmed Unwn, and after abusing
my esteemed undo like a pickpocket, he brought
oat a bottle of whiskey, pot some water on to
boil on the store, and in the interim w o packed
the goods, A dot we got ihruugh with this,
Nat brought out lemons and augar, and in a
few minutes wo had the tallest kind of a punch
brewed, and sal till dinner-lime discussing its
merits. Then we rose up, and with alightly
clouded 'intcllex' started for out different homes.
When I reached Uncle Shadwell'a, and sal
down to dinner, great waa my disgust at seeing
the turkey brought on boiled. A boiled, tur
key as a five de ruiitance I despise. And
Uncle Shadwell .' There ho stood, carving
knife in hand, ready to go in and cut ofT tho
wings. Pelusira hope I a hand-aaw would
have been more useful than that atccl blade,
sham as it was. First slily coquetting with
the steel, Uncle Shadwell next plunged the
fork into the turkey, and then made his first cut
at the turkey ; he might aa well hive tried to
cut out gun-flints with a razor I Uncle Shad.
grew ted in the face l he, the man of peace,
yet prince of carvers, not able to cut it turkey!
ltx made a second attempt.
' 'Gideon,' said lie, 'Ilia hucksters hlvo prov
ed loo much for thee I They have sold thee
an aged turkey.'
1 The punch was in my head- and as I look
ed round the table at the gucsis, (for two oi
three had teen invited,) 1 answered very meek
' ' 'I thought she waa tcnder.and true !'
"Truly lough,' replied my uncle, 'but not
tender. Theo'and friends will have but ft tough
dinner to-day.' And ao it turned out ; boiled
leather would have been lender compared lo It.
Hut I had my revenge for losing my tutkey In
the Bad-looking frees around ttie, and 1 came in
the conclusion that tho next time Untie Shad
well saw a turkey hanging by moonlight out of
his nephew's window, he would n't at least
hare a Chtlslmas-dinlier on the strength of
So ended ihe fruits of my first tutkey-raf-
ANRCDOTKS OP EARLY l'UKACII.
Bits IN THIS 1V15SI. '
From a Lecture by Iter. Mr MUburne.
To my mind, said Mr Milburne, with all
due regard to the great divines of New England
to Edwards, and Dwight, and Channlng
Francia Asbury is the most nolablo name in
the coclesisstieal history of this coniinent. He
hsd the care or all llio churches nl MB nrner;
he travelled for forty years from Maine to Geor
gia, from tho Atlanlio to tho limits or popuia
I lion in the West and Southwell, bore upon his
- shoulders lha weight of Ihe "affairs of what is
IJUATTLKBORO, VT., SATURDAY,
tlimulatlnji nnj yet his name is not tceoided
by a single historian of the United Stales, and
many well-read men are not even aware of his
Asbury had some striking peculiarities
Among other things, ho waa never married.
Indeed, liko many of the eatly MethoJut pio-
ncers, he waa a decided advocate of tho celiba-
ct ol tiie c erev. Una fit the lliree rules
down for the guidance of the young preachers
ty - four dollars a year, all presents they might
rrcelvo Included eelibiey seemed In a manner
forced upon them. Indeed, it was generally
understoml that, when a young brother i
unfortunate u lo link himself with a
companion, he must Itava tho rsnks of the ill-
nerants and 'locale i' preaching when he could,
bur deserving no sualcnanco from Iho church.
Asbury himself said that he coutd form no lies
that would interfere with Iho prosecution of his
duties. and he had found no woman who would
be content w ith the sneiclv nf her husbind for 1
but a single week in the year, and if he should question. So he wss appointed 'Presiding man, a tradesman who had tried to inlliato
find such an ono he would not marry her. Slill Klder" over a district about as large as Krg- J John into the aits of husbandry and shocmak
ho maintained it tn be the duty of every man tn land. He kept his appointments, and aller 1 ing, but without success, and mat he had sent
support a womsn ; and he, arcoidingly, devot-' preaching no Snnjay was wont to announce on him to college as a last rrsotl. Ho begged
ed a Istgn sharo of his scanty income to the
mainleosoce of a kluswonisn in Enoland. and
when she at length died be bestowed it upon
These early Methodist nrcschcra were not
learned men. Jheir libraries not seldom coo-
sitted of but two books tho Iliblo and tho
iiymn noon j not urn contents ol tneso they
masteied, as well as the great book nf human
. , ' . . . ,
nature, rar ooi upon ine lonely prairio, where j
they had tossed the night wlih the earth for n '
I ..... ...I .1.. I 1 -I.- r . .
their saddle for a pillow, when they awoke in j
the early morning, cold and hungry, their fust I
dutv wss to read, upon their knce.a few chan-1
lets from the filtlo pocket lhble, often bedew- j
ing the pages with their tcaraj and then com-
mending themselves to the caro i.r their Heir-1
enly Falher, they would saddle their horses,
and proceed on their solitary way. Their
hymn book wss their great armory furnished,
Ihey believed, with every needed spitilusl wea-
pon. They were, almost to a man, great sing-
era and thia accomplishment often stood thero I
In good stead, as the following anecdote of ono
of them will show, hesides illustrating somo '
other points in,their character : 1
Among the molt nolcd of these caily preach-1
ers was James or, as he was usually called,
Jimmy llaxley. In 1600 or ISO, he wasscnt
ss a missionary lo iho Atlakapas country, in
Louisiana, a region chiefly inhabited by French
Cathulics. He had lillla comfort to expect
frum unpaid kindness, and he had no money
with which to purchase it. Al one time he
was reduced lo the very verge of staratiun. -Ho
had passed tho previous night io tho open
swamp. Towards evening, cold, wet and hun
gry for he had eaten noihing for 20 haura
ho reached a plantation. He entered thehouso
and petitioned for food and lodgiog. Tho mis
tress of the house, a widow, with sundry
daughters and several negro children playing
about, recognized his calling, aud refused his
request. 'She would have tin such cattle about
her.' The most that lie could gain was per
mission lo warm himsalf by the fire, befure ho
set out into lha cold and darkness. As he sat
warming himself, ho Ihooht of ids ead plight,
'and ol his cn-pty stomach
Ho ibouchl of an-
' itll,., nirtl.t in lha U'?tmn 1 Trt (1..1....I., ,!,. tl
might be his last night upon earth. He thought
of Ihe dark, rolling river, and of the Celestial
city beyond. Ilia heart swelled wilh gladness,
and his emotion found vent in one of his favor
lid hymns ;
Peace, my soul;' thou ncodi't not fear,
The Great Provider slill is near.'
Ho sang the whole hymo, then another, and
slill another. Looking round at the eloce, ha
saw mother and daughters, and negroes all in
lears. 'Here, Sally, gel tho preachct a good
supper ; and Pele, yon put op his liorsn ; ho
shall stay a week if he pleases,' said the wid
ow. So Jimmy paid for his supper with a
Many years after, Father Haxley attended
the general conferenco in Baltimore, and on
Sunday was appointed to presch at the oldest
church. Ho rose and 'lined' tho first verse of
ths hymn. When the choir roso to sing, all
the audience turned round to them, presenting
their barks to the preacher. Jimmy waa as
tounded. He had ncier seen such a proceed
ing, and it appeared to him a breach of good
manners, that deserved a rebuke. When he
was sbottt to give out the second stanza, tho
audience turned round again to him ; and then
again faced the clioir as they sang. The
preacher, thetcupon, turned his own back to
them. He heard litem turning back to hear
the 'lininc' of the next stanza. Slill he kept
his back toward them, 'Do you think thia
looks well 1' he at length asked, 'Is this good
manners t And yet my back looka aa well aa
any nf yours.' From that -day to the present,
that congregation has never again turned their
backs to the preacher during singing,
At another general confeienco, a fierce t
might say, a hot discussion, aroso upon somo
point fj discipline. At the close of the'ses-
slon, the bishop requested Faihcr,Haxleyl who
hid taken no part in the discussion, to lead
their devotions, which he proceeded to do as
'Now, 0 Loid, thpu knowest what a lime
we have had, discussing and arguing about this
question of Elders. Thou knowrst what our
feeliags arc that wedo not care what becomes
oi ino leami is vmj who snail urivo iuo ox-i
He preached among a peoplo who were all
slurp-shooters, and he had learned how to lilt
the nail on the head, when ho had occasion to
administer a rebuke.
Theso old preachers-even though residing
in alsve states were usually anti-slavery men
and they had the pluck to express their senti
ments where the system existed. I honor
tbcra fur it said Mr M. If a man is an soli
slavery man, let him dare avow It among slave.
holders and take Ihe consequences. llius
did a famous old Tennessco preacher, Father
Craven, preaching once In Ihe heart of Virgin
la, rebuke what ho'dcemcd the sins of the peo
plo t '
'Here, 'said lie, 'are a great many pro-
fessors of religion, sleek and good looking,
v.. . .u- n.1 --..-I.. .. i
av.'jou art, oui too tiling juii vugut to i, 1
You know a boahel of wheat -ooght to'wclghj
sixt'i- or eixty-fonr pounds i but you soi -
:! ' Tt i
MARCH 8, 1850.
tintea ca wheat with round plump kernels, J
and when you coma to weigh It, lis
ly forty-five pounds. You know thero is ,
something the matter with the wheat. Ymi take ,
grain of it between your llinmb and finger,
and aijuocio it and out pops a wevil. Iow, ,
soma of you gnod looking Christians only
weigh forty-five pounds to the bushel instead of.
siaiy - iour as you ougni. o.pjecu you uciwren
iho Ih'imli of llio Law and lha finger of tho
i musi retain an anecuoio wwcii mujirsiea sot-
tn peculiarities or the tlass to which he ne-(
longed, and of some ol their experiences among
mo rune oorjer people.
" hen the slate of Illinois was admitted in-1
l the Union, it wss as a free Hale, ol loog
Ihequeslioi) was largely discussed .whelh-
" Iho cnnslitulion uf tho slate should not bo
so amended as to wrmit slavery. Cartwright, '
w no men tcaidci in lennesse, was a strong
opponent ol slavery, and determined lo rcmovoi
1" Illinois tn take part in the srtilrmrnt of tho ,
Monday that he would deliver a slump speech,
Ho soon became regsidrd as a politician, and ,
no unto soger was excncu againsi mm. uue ,
day coming to a ferry across tho river, where '
ho was not personally known, he heard the fcr-
'J "owing lonn to a crowd in uiiicr lerms ,
sInst that old renegade, prefixing sundry era-'
-i....:- . i. . . . . , . u...
r" !. ucing ,
Csrtwright, dcelsring that ho would drown ,
After a whilo
IVler engaged Iho ferrymsn t
to put him over. ,
Thev sere alone in tiia boat i and when ihnv !
'' 'cached the ce Her of the stream, in full '
"a"! of the shore, the preacher, throw ing the '
"tidlo of his horse over a post, ordered Ihofor.
'ymn lo put down iis pole,
'Vlat is the mitietl' asked the ferryman.
lou navcjusi iun maaiug ireo wuu my
jname, d threatening to drown mo In the tiv
1 B"" JDU " nce m un io.
'You are I'cte Cartwright, are rou I
mi 1 et" Cartwright,' replied the
Th f'rjnn, nothiog loalli, laid down hit ,
He "J tne coolest began. Toe preacher j
P'oed the better man, and seising his antagoa-,
1,1 "J -"P8 'h nrelt and tho scat or his ,
nelber S"ents, plunged him thrco limes un-1
der the water, wilh tho words, 'I baptize thee
in tho name of the Devil, whoso child thou J
atl.' Then holding his head out of tho wa-
ter, he asked,
'Did you ever pray V
'No, was the reply.
'Then it ia time you should. I will leach'
you. Da )ou repeat after ine, 'Uur ratber
who, art tn Heaven.
The ferryman refused: and down went his i hail already carried the main point of the at
hcad under water, and there it was held long tack the heart of the young lady and he
eootigb, as Peter thought, toe-inqver his relue-
Unco. Us raised film up, and repeated his
'Let me breathe,' gasped the ferryman.
Give me a few minutes to think about it.'
'Nut a moment.' ' And under went his head
The inquiry, was again put, when the ferry.
man s head was next raised, 'will you ptay
Yes, I'll do anything,' and the fellow obe-
dienlly repeated Iho lord's Prayer, after Iho
dictation of Cartwright. '.Now let me up,' ho:
No, not jet, replied the inexoiahle Peter.
'You must mako mo three promises before I
let you up : rirst, you must promise to prav
every1 night and morning as long as you live ;
then you must promise tn put every Methodist
preacher who comes along over the river for
iiuihing; and, lastly, you must promise hl-re
alter to attend erery meeting of the Methodist
held within four miles nf you.'
The whole transaction took place in foil
view of the ferryman's comradea on the shore,
Out the intervening ri'er insured 'fair play,'
snd the ferryman fel himself in Carlw right's
hands. He promised faithfully to do al llut
was demanded of him. Tho transit across the
rivrr was finished ; the preacher went on his
way; the ferryman kept his word, and in tho
course of lime was converted, and became a
shining light in the church.
From the "Universal Phonographe."J
COURTSHIP OP JOHN AU.V11H.
Some ten ycara ago I spent a coljego vaca
tion in Iho town of Weymouth, Norfolk Co.,
Miss. ' While there I, attended church one
Sunday rooming at what was called tho od
Wejoiouih pieeiing-house, .and heard a sermon
from the venerable pastor, Kev, Jacob Norton.
Ahout the aaino' time I made Mr. Norton a
visit; and became much interested In Ihe old
I mentioned my agreeable' visit lo an old
lady of the parish whosa aequalnlauco I made.
She informed me1 that Mr. Norton was ordained
their pasturwhen he waa about twenty-one
years of affe. and that ha had hean wilh Ihctu
, .,,iT f0I1- ,.lr.. gi,o ohservod that moat
of lis juri.hioncrn could rprnenVer no qtlier
pM,ot , but that the could well remember his
predecessor, the Iter. Mr. Smith, and that he
and Mr. Norton had officiated fortlie lasteigh
"Mr. Smith," said ahc, waa an exceller.l
man, and a very fine preacher ; but he had high
notions of himself and his family in other
words, he was aomething of an aristocrat,"
Ono day she told me the following anecdote nf
old Parson Smith and several other persons of
"Mr. Smith had two charming daughters.
Mary waa Ihe name of Iho eldest ; the other's-
name I Jiave furgotleo. Ihey wore admired
by tho beaux and envied by the bellca of ihe
country round. llut while the carclul guardi
ans of the parson's family were holding con
sultation on the subject, it was rumored that
two young lawyers, a Mr. Craneh and Mr. Ad.
ams, I think both of the neighboring town of
Qulncy, were paying their addresses to the
Misses Smith. As every mn, woman, and
child of a country parish of New England is
- 1 acquainted with wlmeisr occurs in ihe parsons
family, .all.llio cjrcumitinces of the courtship
Boon transpired. , , ,
Mr, ''ranch was nt a respectable family pf.
some pole, was considered a young roan of
1 ii- .i,a..i. ..'.".iir.-iill.
uuuag, i,u io.kimgi, nuiioj)ijio(.ailtanvo UB
sought. UoWas vcr'y'aecep'iabjo liiMrTSnmh,
eod - wia'greetld hy himself' ape-family with
gical respect and cordiality. He was received
on-hyih eldest as a lover, and was in fact a
young man of great respectability. He after -
wards rnao lo tho Jignily of Judge of tho Court
of Common Picas nf Massachusetts.
llio suitor ol the other daughter was John
Adams, who afterwards becamo President of
the United Slates. Hut at that limo, in tint
opinion oi .vir. omiui anu lamiiy, nc garo nut
slender prnmiio of the distinction to which lie
s.co, io inu i.ospiiaiuira oi me lauie, anu u
Is reported that his horse was doomed lo sharo
with his mister tho neglect and mortification to
w men no was suojcci, lor iiq waa ircqucnity
seen shivering in the co)J, and gnawing the
pint at the parson a dour on long winter even-
jmus ( in short, it was reported that the par
son had intimated to him that his visit were
unacceptable and that he woold confer a favor
iiy oisconiinuing incm.
He told his daughter that John Adsms was
unworthy of her, that his father was an honest
his daughter not to think ofmaking an alliance
with oue so much beneath her. Miss Smith
was among ura rooai uumui oi oioguiers, out
she saw Mr. Adams through a medium very
different from that in which her moiher vjewed
mm. ono wouu not lor ine woim ouenu or
disobey lisr father, hut still John AJams saw I
i, i..- ;.. v.n.r- .....I . ..i.:,i. I
.., ..v. -.., i.u
lo say "tsevere," and on lhat hint ho acted.
Mr. Smith, like a good parson and an aflec- ,
'.j r-.l l.-J ..II l.t I t. .1...
tionato father, had told his daughters that, il
iher married with his annrobalion. bn woutd
preach each of them a sennon on the abbaih
after the joyful occasion and they shbulJ. have
the privilege of choosing the text. The es
pnnsal of Iho eldest daughter Mary arrircd, and
alio was united lo Mr. Craoch in holy bonds,
with tho spprovsl, the blessings, and tho bene
dictiensof her friends. Mr. Smith then 'said:
"My dutiful child, 1 am now ready to prepare
joi.r sermon for next Snndsy. What do you
select Tor the text I"
"Dear father," laid Mary, "I have aclccled
tho lalur pan of lha foily-sccond verso of tho
lenih chapter of Luke. 'Mary hath chosen that
good part, which shall not be taken away from
"Verr good, my daughter,'
said he; and
the sermon was preached.
Mr. Adams persevered in his suit in defiance
.uf all opposition. It was many years sfter,
! and on a very different occas:ou, and in rests-
lanco lo very different opposition, that he ul.
tered theso words : "Sinkor swim, live or die.
survive or perish. I give my heart and hand to
thia measure." llut though the measures were
different, the npirit was tho same. Ilestdes, ho
knewr-vhe ' wmcudrr of-the ritidel must soon
follow. After tho usual hesitation and delay
that attends such an unpleasant adair, Mr.
Smith, aceiog thai resistance was fruitless,
yielded ihe contested point with as much grace
aa possible, aa many a prudent falher has done
before and since thsl time. Mr- Adams was
united to. llio lovely Miss Smith. After the
j marriago was over, nand all things settled in
i quid, Tiiia, AJauia iciuarked lu her father:
"you preached sister Mary a acrmonpn Iheoc-
rasion of her marriage. Won't you preach me
'"Yes.'mj dear girl," said Mr.' Smith i
"choose our text, and you shall havo your
( , c)l, said llie daughter, "I havo chosen
j iho thttly-ihird verso of tho seventh chapter of
1 Luke : 'I or John came, neither eating bread
nor drinking wine, and ye say lie hath a
The old lady, iny Informant, looked mo very
archly in the face when aha repelled this pas
sago, and observed, "If Maty wss tho ioosl do
ll ful daughter, I guess the other had the most
I could not ascertain whether the last ser
mon wss ever preached. It may not be inap
propriate to remark how well these Isdies jus
tified the preference of Iho distinguished Indi
vtduals who had Bought them in marriage.
Of them it will be hardly extravagant to say,
they were respectively an honor to their hits
bands, the boast of their sex, and the pride of
xtew Lngland, Mrs, Adams in particular
whu, from the elevsted position in which her
husband was placed before the world, was
brought before tho puhlio eye was fioppooed
to hutd the same elevated rank wilh the genlle
sex that Mr, Adams did among the men, and
she Is reported to have rendered her husband
much assistance in his multiplied labors of the
From Life Itliuirated.'
MR. HpLOMON HJI ALLS OUT.. "
In trying lo traco the pedigree of the Small
house family we have been lost in a sea of in
finitesimals, and forced td the conclusion thst
they, like all other things, wrre created out of
noihing 1 with this difference thai tho Crea
tor, for some wise purpose, left them destitute
of the principle or power of progression.
Therefore we don't know aa 'tis beat to gi"
ourselves tnuch uneasiness, about litem hero' or
hereafter, for we hope thoy will all be saved at
last, if any nf them are big enough to befoand I
llut do not aceiiso us of infidelity or heresy,
and say we speak irreverently o( nian'a future
destiny, becauso wo express ucli a with for
the Smatlsnuls, Far from it i we bono, rath- j
cr, lhal all whose souls have any appreciable
magnitude may remove as far as possible finm
the habjls of the Smallsouls, thereby placing
tlicmselvca In a more uvorable position lo re
ceive that "recompense of reward" which is
promised to ihoso who love ruurcy snd work
The Sinillsoufs seem never lu have heard
pf the great rule of action given toman by fila
Mtkcr, "lo do to others as we would that they
should do lu ua;'' therefore wo ought tojudgo
charitably of tfieif failings, and never expect
more than homeopathic doaeauf raanlincsj from
them. What Utile intellectual power they yos
sess it taxed In devising ways ami means lo
"nnko money." The ability to obtain, money
justly and uo it rightly is not to tfo despised ;
but we-always ptlj III Individual whose oplfc
nerves h'ave become ixi dfeac'd' Uiat a ihrec
cent piece vill. sfmt'oit'fiom their vlslou all
the glories'of the natural and spiritual .world.
LMr! Soloais'n Spullmul wai't person of this
Per one square of 'i lines nlnlontype, thtes In
unions Jl.'KJj for each subsequent Insertion SO
cents. A liberal discount to yearly ftdtcrtisera
will be made. Tile number of insertions must be
mailed on all adiertltemJiits. otherwise ther will
be continued until ordered out.
i IMHr.iOi: : -The I'hoexix Is sent Into all the
I towns In Wixdiiam Cocxrr, free of I'oslaee. Tin
I Postage to snr pirt of this State, otlt of Vilndhsm
j County, will Lo 10 ccnls a year.
I Jos Worn, oireatcd In good attic at fair prleen
I, tump ; and living on a small farm conttguom
j to a lartj manufirluting village, lie had ampin
j resoutcta to male money nil scale commcn-
!,raie Willi his ideas of greatness. Ha al-
wava sclcctej lha beat articles of produce for
,is m.ire wealthy customers, and reserved thd
j inretor qualities fur the woiklng-clascs and
.common people, making, however, tioreductioti
tliC price ; and the blacksmith a w
told that Mrs. Vai. and Mis. Dr. paid so much
lhal very morning, and he could not aOiird In
sell a cent less ; so, rsther than Ime thechanrd
of amnher putfhase, or bo at tho trouble to
go on Iho street fur her table's Supplies, tho
blacksmith's wife woutd pay the Kans price,
and lake what they had left. VYIirn Mr
Sinallsoul weighed out tits hutier for the mat
ket, It was always done before the last "work
ing orer," and tint one tump In twenty woold
turn the scale. Id selling milk, tod, ft suffi
cient quantity of water was kept In the esns
to keep them sweet, as tho milk thereby would
heeoma tho better cooled. He never carried a
quart with a "lip" lo ft, or held his can so
near Iho measure when hnurin? it out is lorn.
dinger Ha contents, by which forethought Iho
milk was enabled Iff Gil up the quart with a
beautiful whilo froth, making a clear gain to
Mr. Sinallsoul of four cent per can !
When ho catrlra grains to lbs mill for tils
uwn use, ho makes very large buihrli t but If
grain is high in the market, ho always pays
the ra'ller lot the toll, provided he will rnako a
nt and a hair deduction on the bushel Tor Iho
benefit of receiving the money I Mr. Small-
,! has a peculiar faculty to peddle charcoal
w , tl) make it hold out, and knows exactly
(,ow to pack the hands In tho bottom of ths
. ...... , . . . .
oaKei,anu josuiuw muentonejpii, lor llio neo
er,i orhis uwn pocket. Loading Wood is quite an
amusement to him ; he thinks it a pity 16 pick
.... . ' .
out every crooked slick, and every cheatnotj af
gtreu pine which rme mvy chance 16 get among
a toad of maple or walnut the village people
so need "kindling stufT.' Mr. Smallsoot, in
common wilh tho surrounding farmers, always
draws n quantity of wood up the hill adjacent
to tho village, and leaves it beside' the road lo
"top out" his loads with aa he'drives into lows.
"Sow it Bomctuoes happens that he arrives at
the lop of the hill wilh his toad before it is
light rnongh for him tn discern his pile of "top
wood' from his neighbors, which habit of ear
ly rising brings him quite a snog sum in ihe
course of the yean
A few ycara ago Mr. Simllsoul built a new'
fence on one side of his mcadow-Jind, next the
public road, as his neighbor, who owned on
Ihe opposite side, had not reset his wall ainco
the highway was changed from a tornpike to a
town road, aud thereby made narrower, Mr.
Smallsool avsiled himself of tho right to take
in all iho land on his side, and thus secured to
his mowing many rmls of good arablo land.
Thia neighbor, dreading a quarrel, submittal
o tho injustice in silence. After a shower,
Mr. Smallsoul may be seen wilh a hoe in his
hand digging little channels across the road to
turn the wssh from his neighbor's firm on to
!ua own meadow. His oeighbor has a row of
appta trees growing Tn a lot ly the roadside,
which, if Mr. '. had not claimed all the land
on his tide of the turnpike, would have stood
so far in as to render their Irutt secure. Aa
it is, however, their branches hang over tha
road. Now Mr, Soiallsonl'a pasture lies by
this way, aod he makes it a rule to get his row
out early, never forgetting lo dtivathem On iho
side of Ihe road where .thrf tre5 stand, au.l"
waiting patiently for them Idcatihe fruit which
has fallen during the nigh!.
Mr. Sinallsoul never "trusts out lo thd
amount o( n dollar, without good real nU'.o
security, and was neier known to bono Impru
dent as to put his name on a subscription paper,
though j is aaid he onco paid his minister act
enty-fivo cental He slsjiburrows the news
paper, and has no books in his libtary except
iho "Old Farmer Almanac," and "Adams
Time would fail me lo tell all the ways tad
means ho devises for mouey-gelltnfc. AVhcn
wo think of his success, it ii a wonder that
any body can lire long in this world Without
growing rich.' It certainly argues a defect
somewhere, and ws wish the Legislature woutd
piss an act lhat all poor -people ahould become
rich at once. Hut the land is full of shiftless
people, and we fear it always will be, spite of
the brilliant exampli) of the Smallsonls,
"DON'T STAY T.O.NC."
"Don't stay long, husband," aaid a youngf
wife tenderly, in my prrsenco one evening, as
her hushand was preparing to go out. The
word themselves were insignificant, but the
look (of inching fondness with which tlioy were
accompanied epoka volumes. It told atl the
wholo vast depths of a woman's love of her
grief when the light of his smjlo, tho tourcaof
atl her joy, beamed not briihily upon lie r.
'Don't slay long, husband,' and J fanejed I
aaw the .loving, gentle wife, tilling alon anx
iously counting ilia momanls nf her husband',
absence, eery few nintncpts, ru'nning; to Iho
door to see if ho was Tn sight, and, finding that
he was not, I, thought I could hear her cxelalm
irg, In disappointed tones, 'K"l yet,'
'Don't stay, lung, husband, and I again thou't
I could tee the young wjfo rocking ucrtously
in the great arm-chair, aod weeping as llinugli
her heart would break, aa l,er thoughtless 'lord
and miller' prolonged his stay to a wearisome
length of lima.
(J, you that havo wivea In Bay, "Don't stsy
long," when you go forth, think pf them kindly
when you are mingling in the busy hive of life,
and try, just a litllo, (u make their homes and
liesrla happy, lor uey are geraa too, aeiuom re
placed. You. cannot find amid iho pleasures of
hp world the peace and joy that a quiet home.
Messed vviiti such a woman's prcsenco will af
ford. ''Don't stay long, hushand I" and the young
w ifes look seemed to say for bote js your own
sweet homo, is a luring heart whose musio ia
hushed when you are absent here is .a soft
breast fir jou tu lay jnur head updo, and here
mo puru lips, unaoiiou oy ,ih,iuo win i'aj , jou
with kisses for coming back soon.
A Gmm or'THi "AsicuBi.tD Visdom,'
When the subject of the, Pages' salary came up
before ihe House the other day, It was propoi
ed to fix the same at & certain sum per diem,
whereupon a Member from the Inle'riof irnta, a"
and asked lo "have llie mailer fuly iplifited
heforo going any further. Thero had jjjoo. a
henp of lalt about felmtliiit', arid rf"r(i,'n'i!
he desired'loVu'ow'wh'o'lhrr io mu "per eVeiv
man! hy ihi',uctl, OT tha 'nin'r.lhV or forlfa
. '1.., ' r - n''11 o.o i ' i
term I' California rnptr, . ,
,i ii.. ..(. ..f a nl... Jt& mill -.
oo'!'.li !' ' J v'bli.