The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, April 26, 1867, Image 1

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VOL. I.-NO. 17.
Salesrooms, 030 Chestnut Street, 1'lilladelphla, I'n.
Willie a large number of Machines have been
tiered to the public, some of whleh possess points
of cxeellence Anil acknowledged merit, wo liavo
long leu what others liavo experienced, the ne
cessity of n Machine morp perfect In Its incchanl
sol structure, combining In tho
highest DEonnn
and while capable of doing a
one that could be easily understood and compre
hended by all.
To supply n Kewlng-Machlne free from tho ob
lections attached to others has been noeasy task;
for w not only had to surpass other Machines, ns
iney appeared years ago, but also as Improved
from tlmo tn time by more recent experience.
Tills we boldly claim has been accomplished by
tha liberal expenditure of capital, Mid the pa
tient, untiring labor of years; and In presenting
our MacMno to tho public, we shall make strong
assertions respecting Its merits, which wo are
prepared to substantiate In every particular.
Discarding the Chain and Loop, or Knit stitches,
we adopted tho
(alike on both sides of tbn fabric), which Is ra
(tarncd by the masses as best suited to all kinds
of work. Hut to meet objectlonssomctlmes urged
against this .favorite stitch, wo have added the
Knot, Double Lock, and Double Knot, either of
Which is
stronger and moue elastic
than the Lock;
(elect a stitch
thus enabling tho operator to
to every grade of fabric, and where necessary, sew
cams much stronger than it is possible to do by
with m much ease ns ordinary Machines make
one, and with an itttlo ir ncMnery.
Tho result ef repented test has been all we
could desire, and from Mb first introduction the
Florontt? has gained hosts of friends, and been
rtgarded as a
proving that the public fully appreciate the many
advantages combined in the Florence Machine,
Over all others, the Florence, must be seen to be
fully appreciated.
We claim tor the
the following
over any and all
MV H makes four different stitches, the lock.
knot, doublo-lock, and dmihle-knot, on one and
tke same machine. Eauhhtltch belu i; alike on
bctk sides of the fabric.
S Every Machine has the reversible feed n-
tion, which enables the operator, by simply turn
ing a thumb-screw, to have tlie work run either
to the right or left, to May any part of tho seam,
or fasten the ends of scams, without turning the
3-Clituiging the length of stitch, and from
one kind of stitch to another, can readily be done
while the Machlno is In motion.
5- Tho needle Is easily adjusted, and does not
kip stitches.
ftf-It Is almost notieless, and can bo used I
Ad Its motions are all positive; there are no
springs to get out of order, and its simplicity en
ables any one to operate It.
4- It does not requlro finer thread on the under
than for the upper side, and will sew across the
hoavlest scam, or from one to more thicknesses
of cloth, without change of needle, tension, break
ing thread, or skipping stitches.
44-The Memmer Is easily adjusted, and will
turn any width of hem desired.
S-No other Machine will do so or at a range
of work as the Florence.
ylt will hem, fell, bind, gather, braid, quilt,
and gather and sew on a ruflle at the same time.
It lias no springs to fc-ct out of order, and will lust
u lifetime.
Wit Is fully protected and licensed by Ellas
Howe, Jr., aad our own Letters i'utent.
Tlie taking up of the slack-thread Is not pel
formed by the Irregular contraction of a w lie coll
or uncertain operation of springs. The precision
and accuracy with which the Florence draws the
thread Into the cloth Is unapproached oy any
Scwing-Maeatnc hitherto ottered in the world.
We furnish each Machine with " llarnnm's Si lf-
Sewer." whleh guides the work Itsclf.and Is of in
calculable value, especially to inexperience oper
While possesslns the above, and many other
advantages, the Florence Is sold at corresiwndlng
crlcea with other first-class Machines, ana a care
ful examination will fully substantiate all that
we have claimed for It, and Justify tho assertion
we now make, that It Is the best Sew lug-Machine
In the world.
We waraant every Machine to be all that we
elalm for It, and to give entire satisfaction, and
will give a written warranty, tf requireu.
Liberal arrangements made with those who buy
to sell again. Further Information may be had
by inclosing stamps tp the General Office of the
IToreuoo Sewing-Mat iilne Company, 10 Chestnut
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
v. 1. n4n. This Machine makes th lock
and knot tltches,ana lias uiere ersiuie ioeu..
o ,.-,...,- nnl.l.r,,mnte.l Machine.
Ko. 2. Florence. Oold-oruamented Machine,
with drawer, and light cover, without lock ;
makes all the four stitches, and has tho re
versible feed
No. 8.-llver-plated Machine, ornamented ;
table oil-finished walnut, with heavy half
ease, lock and drawers makes nil the four
tltches, and has the reversible feed
No. . Silver-plated Machine, highly orna.
mented, and makes oil tho four stitches,
and has the reversible feed.
Polished mauogany table
Polished llosewood Table
No. 8. Walnut table, In oil W
sfahnesnv table. In all M
Uosewood table. In oil....
Nn. a. Walnut, oil finished
sfnlioirAnv table u I'
llnsewitfiil table
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east of creasy i joim s miiniiug. taprj o.-uin.
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,r Ilm,,,tlr.u lln.-lr Put- IVnsldHS. flllil till
other demands against tho Stnto and National
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In this county; ami is prepares iu pmciivu hi.
and prescribes for all diseases of Horses and Cat
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dress him ut Illoomsburg, Pa. lntli n.
r t,1A nun tlflfA t.lnil. -Ivillf e'f TV Oa-
troii a tiaudsouie nnd reliable watch lor the low
price oi iVu Dollars I Without regard to value,
iuid not tol paid lor unless jK-rfectly satisfactory:
ySl .-.Ollll UOlll llllllllUK
'ji Maale Cased Hold W all hi s Limto .)
.rii Ijidles' Watches. Enamelled . Its) to .u
.'i,i0Mlcr hunting Luplenes . . . . Jin asi
3.l fiold ladles' atchis so to Sill
M.KKllioIdhuntlllK h pllies. .. ... Jo .)
lO.Ooo Miscellaneous sfler watches. Mta lu
i- iiIluiitliiK hunting sller wiitches Si to J'
ao.KwAssortid wntches, all kinds . into ,a
me'ni. coMlnubut S
Every pairon aoiainsii wii.-ii mj ....a ........j,. -
lent. costlnubut Sid, while It may bo worth S.jO.
au isiriuuiiy.
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Ulsimseof the alsive miuinlllcent stoi k. l erun
eates uaminit nrtliles, are iiliiced in sealed enje
T".. itAi.i?.ru nru ontli e.l Kilhu urlicles named
on their certincates, uisin paynieiit of ten dollars
whether It ben watch worth ) or ono worth
less. Tlio return oi any oi ui tniwvun. .....
lies you to the article named thereon, uijon pas
liient. irrespective of Its worth, and ns no artlcli
valued less than 10 is named on uny ci ruiicui.-.
n stratitlit.rorward leirttlmato transaction, whirl
may b.i participated In eseu by the most fastld
u'l 1 1 ni niii-a uu seen nut in, a - . ....t -
A s:
simile certificate will bo sent by mall, iinsN
fuld. UWUl reee )il OI - ceuis, n.u -;'-.:
or J,'thlrty.thieo and elegant P'1'1"? &
Kixtv-sis nun iiioru uiuinjif ;.-,:. ,
!'. . ' i ..... i ..,.i Liii.i.rii u'utrli for 8 15. To aueuts
... ".. i.".. .:;.!: ,i,. i,,.,i,ivinint this is n rare on-
! lsmunltv. It Is a leulllniaiely conducted business
1" .'inii oi I.nriVed liv tlie OoM-miiieiit, and open to
the most cjrelul scrutiny. a
Address, J. HltivI.lNO a ly-
' 9 llroadw ay-Near P.O.
fibrw-lni.) envoi w "fK,
"X ' ' rcof. s f m. 'AL-cnts wanted. IJk-
duriible: and easy to work.
erni dlseouut allow ed. No "'.n.lniiients made,
ll'i)rodway,New "JtioT
L-tfllllll.- M U. fHl
l.OriKiol.lliuntliigcliioiiiiineier watch tz)tii s
IKUlli.Id hunllllg English lesers. tf" to ill
3MU (iold huullug Dili'lex wati lies. 1 1) to JU
SJWUnlil hunllng Amirliau watclies lew to iti
r.noiiullvr imritliitF lvi-rs .pOto 1
..':''?&?..,..iHT.,:'?,r.K.,l S'A'WftPosEs
Cmitalnol'ltheliit'esllniproveiiunts; aiespsedy
(Choice gortru.
Boatman, thrift I'veeutled thee o'er,
Walt Inn on llfe'n ftolemn shore,
TrochiK, In the Ml er wind,
Letters, till thy bont should land.
Drifting out alone with thee,
Toward the elline I cannot iee,
Read to me the fttraiigo device
Ornen on thy wand of ice.
'FuMi the curls of golden huo
From thine eyes of starlit dew,
And behold me where I stand,
Reckoning thy boat to land,
Where the river mist, o pale,
Trembles like a bridal ale,
O'er yon lowly drooping tree,
One that lo e me waits for me.
Hear, still bont man, hear my call,
Last year, with the leaflet's fall,
Resting hetpa1e hand In mtne,
Crossed she In thnt bout of thine.
When the corn ediall cense to grow,
And the r e-fleld's sen1llce flow
At the reaper's feet Is laid
(Crossing, spoke the gentle maid).
Dearest love, another 5 ear
Thou sliajt meet this 1ontu.ati here,
The white fl intern of despair
Flaying with his chining hair.
From this sIHer sanded shore
Beckon htm to row thee oer;
Where yon solemn shadows be,
I shall wait thee come and see I '
There! the white sails float and flow,
One In heaven, nnd one below ;
And I hear a low voice cry,
Ferryman of Death nm I,
" Oh, I recall her tone," ald Tom,
"As sweet as any forest bird's;
The thrush she might hac learned it from,
And after fashioned it'to words."
'How blest n man," cried Ned, "you are!
Such charms the coldest heart would woo;
Last eve, I watched you from afar
You sought her door I envied you!"
" Indeed," said Tom, "I fancied not
You watched my Mep 'twas after dark
But she Oh ne'er hlmllbc forgot
Her simple and her sole remark 1"
"What did she say?" cried ardent cd,
"Ah," Tom replied, with twinge of pain,
"'Twlxt you and me, she well, she said,
'Thomas, you needn't come again I'"
At sight of these tho joy of Jupiter
could scarcely bo restrained, but tlio
countenance of his master wore an air
of extreme disappointment. lie urged
us, however, to continue our exertions,
and tho wonU were hardly uttered when
I stumbled and fell forward, having
caught tho too of my boot In a largo
ring of iron which lay half buried in
tlio loose earth.
Wo now worked in earnest, and nev
er did I pass ten minutes of more lib
tense excitement. During this inter
vnl we had fairly unearthed an oblong
chest of wood, which, from its perfect
preservation and wonderful hardness,
had plainly been subject to some min
eralizing process perhaps that of the
Iii-cholridc of Mercury. This box was
three feet and a half long, three feet
broad, anil two and a half feet deep. It
was firmly secured by bauds of wrought
ron, riveted, and forming n kind of
open trelliswork over the whole. On
each side of the chest, near the top,
were three rings of iron six in all by
means of which a firm hold could be
obtained by six persons. Our utmost
united endeavors served only to dis
turb the coffer very slightly in its bed
e at once saw the impossibility of re
moving so great a weight. Luckily
the sole fastenings of tho lid consisted
of two sliding bolts. Theso we drew
back trembling and panting with mix
iety. In an instant, a treasure of in
calculable value lay gleaming before u
As the rays of tlie lanterns fell within
tlie pit, there flashed upwards a glow
and a glare, from a confused heap of
gold and of jewels, that absolutely daz
zled our eyes.
I shall not pretend to describe the
feelings witli which I gazed. Amaze
ment was, of course, predominant. Le
grand appeared exhausted with excite
ment, and spoke very few words, Jti
niter's countenance wore, forsomo miu
ntes, as deadly a pallor as it is possible
in the nature of things, for any negro':
visage to a-suine. lie seemed stupified
thtinderstricken. Presently ho fell
upon his knees In the pit, and, buryinp
his naked arms up to the elbows in gold
let them thero remain, as if enjoying
the luxury of a bath. At length, with
a deep sigh, ho exclaimed, us If In
"And ills all cum ob degoole-btig ! do
inittvgoole-btig! do poor little goole-
bug, what I boosed in dat sabbago kind
ob stylo? Alnt you shamed ob your
elf, nigger'.' answer mo dat !"
It becanio necessary, at last, that
hould aroitso both master and volet fo
the expediency of removing tlio treas
tire. It was growing late, and it be-
liooved us to make exertion, that w
might get everything housed before
daylight. It was difficult to say what
should be done, and much tlmo was
spent In deliberation so confused were
tho ideas of all. we, finally, lightened
tho box by removing two-thirds of It
contents, when wo w6ro enabled, witl
soino trouble, to raiso it from tho hoi
Tho articles taken out were deposited
among tho brambles, and tho dog left
to guard them, witli strict orders from
Junlter neither, upon any pretence
stir from the spot, nor 'to open his
mouth until our return. Wo then hur
riedly made for homo with tho chest
reaching tliehut in safety, but after ex
cesslve toll, at ono o'clock in the morn
ing. Worn out as wo were, it was not
in human nature to do more Immedi
ately. Wo rested until two, and had
suppcri starting for t"o hills Inimcdl-
tely afterwards, armed with three
ntout sacks, wlilch, by good luck, were
pon the premises. A little before fuur
onrrived at tho pit, divided tho re
mainder of-4ho booty, tw equally as
might be, among us, and, leaving tlie
holes itiilllled, again set out for tlie hut,
at which, for the second time, we de
posited our golden burthens, Just as tlio
llrst faint streaks of the dawn gleamed
from over tho tree-tops In this Kast.
Wo wero now thoroughly broken
down i but tho lnteno excitement of
tho time denied us repose. After an
unquiet slumber of three or four hours'
ltiratlon, we nroe, ns if by preconcert,
niako examination of our treasure.
Tho cheat had been full to tlie brim,
and wo spent tlio wholo day, and the
renter part of tho night, In h scrutiny
its contents. There had been noth
ing like order or arr.ingement. Every
thing had been heaped in promiscuous
ly. Having nssorted all with care, we
found ourselves possessed of even vaster
ealtli than wo had at llrst supposed.
In coin there was rather more than four
hundred and fifty thousand dollars es
timating tho value of the pieces, as ac
curately as wd could, by tlie tables of
tho period. There was not u particle of
silver. All was gold of antique date
and of great variety French, Spanish,
and German money, with a few English
ulneas, and some counters, of which
o had never seen specimens before.
There were several very largo and
heavy coins, so worn that we could
make nothing of their inscriptions.
There was no American money. Tho
alue of tlio jewels wo found nioredlili-
culty in estimating. There wero dia
monds some of them exceedingly large
and Hue a hundred and ten In all, and
not one of them small : eighteen rubies
f remarkablo brilliancy ; three hun
dred and ten emeralds, all very .beauti
ful; and twenty-ono sapphires, with an
opal. These stones had all been broken
from their settings and thrown loose in
tlie chest. Tho settings themselves,
which we picked out from among the
other gold, appeared to have been beaten
up with hamniers.asif to prevent Identi
fication. Besides all tills, there was a
ast quantity of solid gold ornaments;
nearly two hundred massive finger
and ear rings; ricli chains thirty of
these, if I remember ; eighty-three
cry largo and heavy crucifixes; five
gold censers of great value; a prodlg
ious golden punch-bowel, ornamented
with richly chased vine-leaves and Bae-
eltanlian figures; with two sword han
dles exquisitely embossed, and many
other smaller articles which I cannot
recollect. Tlio weight of theso valua
bles exi-ccded threo hundred nnd fifty
pounds avoirdupois ; and in tills esti
mate I have not included one hundred
nnd ninety-seven superb gold watches;
three of tho number being worth each
flvo hundred dollars, If one. Many of
them-wcrc very old, and as time keepers
valueless; the works having suffered,
more pr, less, from corrosion but all
wero richly jeweled and in cases of
,'reat worth. We estimated the entire
contents of tho cheat, that night at n
million and a half of dollars ; and upon
the subsequent disposal of the trinkets
and jewels (a few being retained fur our
own use), it was found that we had
greatly undervalued tho treasure.
When, at length, we had concluded
our examination, and the intense ox
citement of tho time had, In some mea
sure, subsided, Legrand, who .-aw that
I was dying with Impatience for a so
lution of this most extraordinary r iddlo
entered into a full detail of all the cir
cumstances connecte.l with it.
"You remember," said lie, "thonight
when I handed you the rough hketch I
mil made of the tearabrrtts. You rec
ollect also, that I became quite vexed at
von for insisting that my drawing re
sembled a death's head. When you llrst
made this as-ertion I thought you were
Jesting; but nfterwards I called to mind
the peculiar spots on the back of tr.o
Insect, and admitted to myself that
your remark had some littio foundation
in fact. Still, tlie sneer at my graphic
powers irritated me for I am consid
ered a good artist and, therefore, when
you handed mo the scrap of parchment,
I was about to crumple it up and throw
it angrily into tlio lire."
Tlie scrap of pa.ier, you mean,"
said I.
"No ; it had much of tho appearance
of paper, and at flrt I stippo-ed It to
lie such, but when I camo to draw upon
it, 1 discovored it, at once, to bo a verv
thin piece of parchment. It was quite
dirty, you remember. Well, as I was
in tho very act of crumpling it up, my
glanco fell upon tlio sketchnt which you
had been looking, nnd you may 1m
magino my astonishment when I per
ceived, in fact, the flguro of a death's-
head Jut where, It seemed to mo, I had
made tho drawing of tho beetle. Kor a
moment I was too much amazed to
think with accuracy. I knew that my
design was very dllferent In detail from
this although there was a certain sim
ilarity In general outline. Presently I
took a candle, and seating myself ut the
other end of tho room, proceeded to
scrutinize tho parchment moro closely
Upon turning it over, I saw my own
sketch upon the roverse, Just as I hud
m.ttlo It. My first idea, now, was merit
surpriso ut tlio really remarkablo -similarity
of outline at tho singular coin
cidence involved in tho fact, that un
known to mo, thero should have been a
itktill upon tho other sldo of the parch
ment. Immediately beneath my figure
of tho ecurubicm, and that his skull
not only in outline, but In size, should
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so closely rescmblo my drawing. I Bay
tho singularity of this coincidence ab
solutely stupified mo for a time. This
Is the usual effect of sueh coincidences,
the, mind struggles to establish aconnox
Ion n sequence of cause and effect
ami, being unable to do so, suffers a spe
cies of temporary paralysis. But, when
I recovered from this stupor, .there
dawned upon me gradually a conviction
which startled mo even far more than
tho coincidence. I began distinctly,
positively, to remember that thero had
been no drawing upon tho parchment
when I made my sketch of the M-nra-Ixcun.
I became perfectly certain of
this; for I recollected turning up first
one side and then tho other, In search
of the cleanest spot. Had the skull
been there, of eourso I could not have
failed to notice It. Hero was Indeed n
mystery which I felt it impossible to ex
plain ; but, even at that early moment,
there seemed to glimmer, faintly, with-
u tho most remote and secret chambers
of my intellect, a glow-worm-like con
ception of that truth which last night's
ulventuro brought to so magnificent a
demonstration. I nroso nt once, and
tutting the parchment securely nwny,
llsmis-cdall farther reflection until 1
should be alone.
"When you had gone nnd when Ju
piter was fast asleep, I betook iny-clf
to a more methodical Investigation of
the 'iff.dr. In tho first place I consid
ered the manner In which thi parch
ment had come into my possession. The
spot where we discovered the icar6(CtM
was on the coast of tho main land,
about a mile eastward of tho island,
and but a short distauco above high wa
ter mark. Upon my taking hold of it,
it gtivo mo a sharp bite, which caused
mo to let it drop. Jupiter, with his ac
customed caution, before seizing tho In-
cct, which had flown towards him,
looked about him for a leaf, or some
thing of that nature, by which to tako
hold of it. It vas at this moment that
his eyes, and mine nlso, fell upon the
scrap of parchment, which I then sup
posed to be paper. It was lying half
buried In tlio sand, a corner sticking
up. Near tho spot whero wo found it,
I observed the remnants of tho hull of
what appeared to liavo been a ship's
long boat. The wreck seemed to have
been thero for a very great while j for
the resemblance to boat timbers could
scarcely be traced.
"Well, Jupiter picked up tho parch
ment, wrapped the beetle in it, and gave
it tolrie. Soon nfterwards we turned
to go home, and on tho way met Lieu
tenant O . 1 showed him tho insect,
uid he begged me to let him take It to
tlie fort. Upon my consenting, ho thrust
it forthwith into his waistcoat pocket,
without the parchment in which it had
been wrapped, and which I had contin
ued to hold in my hand during his in
spection. Perhaps lie dreaded my
changing my mind, nnd thought it best
to make sure of the prize at once you
know how enthusiastic he is on all sub
jects connected with Natural History.
At the same time, without being con
scious of it, I must have deposited the
parchment in my own pocket-
" You remember that when I went to
the tnblc, for tho purpose of making a
sketch of tlie beetle, I found no paper
where it was usually kept. I looked in
tho drawer, nnd found nono there. I
searched my pockets, hoping to find an
old letter, when my hand fell upon the
parchment. I thus detail the precise
mode in which it came into , my posses
sion; for the circumstances impressed
mo with peculiar force.
"No doubt you will think me fanci
fulbut I had already established a
kind of connexion. I had put together
two links of a great chain. There was
a boat lying upon :f sea-coast, nnd not
far from the boat was a parchment
not paper with u skull depleted ipon
it. You will, of course, ask 'where Is
tho connection '." I reply that the skull,
or death's-head, Is the well-known em
blem of the pirate. Tho flag of tho
death's-head' Is hoisted in all engage
ments. "I liavo said that tho scrap was parch
ment, and not paper. Parchment Is du
rablealmost imperishable. Matters
of littio moment aro rarely consigned to
parchment ; since, for the more ordina
ry purposes of drawing or writing, It is
not nearly so well adapted as paper,
This reflection suggested some meaning
soino relevancy In the death's-head.
I did not fall to observe, also, tho form
of the parchment. Although one of its
corners had been, by soino accident, dc
stroyed, it could bo seen that the origi
nal form was oblong. It wasjust such n
Hit, Indeed, us might have been chosen
fur a memorandum for a record of
something to bo long remembered and
carefully preserved."
'But," I interposed, "you say that
tho skull was not upon tho parchment
when you made thodrawing of tho bee
tie. How then do you traco any con
nexion between tlio boat anil tho skull
since this latter according to your
own admission, must have been de
signed (God only knows how or by
wfioinl nt soma period subsequent to
vnnr i:i"ti-hlii the senralittua f"
14 i I. Ur... ntifiti furiw flu Vl'hnlp I11VR-
ton- ultliniiih tbn secret, at this noint
I Ii-iiI rntiinm-atlvt'lv little difficulty 111
solving, ilv steps were sure, mid could
airordlmt a single result. 1 reasoned,
fur example, thus: When I drew tho
avurtiOaw, thero was no skull npparatit
upon tin1 parchment. When I hud com
pietcd the drawing I gave It to you, and
olcrvcd you narrowly until you re
turned it. Von, therefore, did not de
4)git'tho skull, and no onoelse was pros
ent to do It, Then It was not done by
hTITfiun agency. And nevertheless It was
Translated from the Oermsn of Schiller,
There are three lessons I would write
Three words as with a burning jn
In tracings of elernat light
Upon the hearts of men.
Have Hope, Though clouds environ now.
And gladness hide her fact In scorn,
Put thou the shadow from thy brow;
No night but hath Its morn.
Have Faith. Where'er thy bark Is driven
The calm's disport, ths tempest's mirth
Know this : God rules the host of heaven,
The Inhabitants of earth.
Have Love j and not alone for one,
Hut man, as man, thy brother call,
And scatter, like the circling sun,
Thy charities on all.
Thus grave these lessons on thy soul
Hope, Faith, and Love; and thou shalt find
KtrengUi when life's surges cease to roll,
Light where thou else wert blind.
The Lord's Steward. It is estima
ted that Deacon Crane, of Baltimore,
who died recently, gave during his life
tlino over a half million of dollars to
objects of benevolence. Wo copy from
the Texas Jlaptist tho following extract
from his "hist will and testament." It
shows the principle on wlilch he acted
through life, and tho desires which he
cherished for the loved ones left behind
"I have never felt at liberty to accu
mulate nnd hold any larger amount of
property than my character and standi ng
as a merchant, or a plain competence
for my Aimlly whenever I might be
taken from them, might seem to demand.
From tho ago of seventeen, when I trust
the Lord converted me, I have always
regarded It my duty to tho Giver of all
good to devoto personally, during the
remainder of my life time, as His lalth
fui steward, all my surplus tlmo and
money to Ills cause. Nono of my
children can expect from me what tho
world vaguely denominates a fortune.
This I have never desired toleavo them.
My hope is that my offar tcie , and uny
helpless members of my family, may bo
left with a reasonable competence, while
thoso who may possess health and vigor
may bo far moro happy and useful by
relying on their own cxertIon,as I have
always done myself, and trusting a be
neficent Providence tor their support."
The Lord's Phayf-k. Did you ever
think, short though it iv, how touch
there is in it? Oh, it is beautiful! Like
a diamond In the crown of r. queen, it
unitesa thousand sparkling gems in one.
It teaches all of us, everyone of us, to
look to God as our parent"Our Father.'
It prompts us to raise our thoughts
and our desires above tho earth
"Who art in heaven."
It tells us that we must reverence
our heavenly Father "Hallowed bo thy
It breathes the saint's reward "Thy
kingdom come."
And a submissive, obedient spirit
"Thy will be done on eartli as It is in
And a dependent, trusting spirit
"Give us this day our daily bread."
And a forgiving spirit -"Forgive us
our trespasses as we forgive thCso who
trespass against us."
nu a cautious spirit "Deliver us
from evil."
And last of nil, an adoring spirit
'For thine is the kingdom, nnd tho
power, and tho glory, forever and ever.
Teaching Children. Do allln your
power to teach your children self-gov
ernment. If a child Ispasslonate, teach
him by gentle and patient means to curb
his temper. If ho is greedy, cultivate
liberality in him. If ho Is sulky, charm
him out of it by encouraging frank,
good humor. If he is indolent, accus
tom him to exertion. If pride makes
his obedience reluctant, subdue him by
counsel or discipline. In short, give
our children a habit of overcoming
their besetting sin.
A Summary of Religion. There Is
no salvation but by tho free mercy of
God; no mercy but by through thomed
iatlon of Christ; no Interest in Christ
except by faith in Him; no Justifying
faith but that which works by love and
purifies -the hear; no love to Christ
which does not include love to Hi
people, His example, His precepts; no
genuine love to His people which docs
not influence a man to do good to them
as he has ability and opportunity.
Thf. Rev. Cornelius E. Swopeof
Trinity Church, Pittsburgh, Jtas re
ceived a call to bo assistant minister in
charge of Trinity Chapel in West
Twenty-slxth-st., t supply the vacancy
occasioned by the recent flection of the
Kov. Dr. Koeloy to ths Bishopric of
Tub following Methodist Oonfereuoea
begin their annual sessions on Worjeng
day noxt: Eastern German, Bishop
Simpson presiding, at Newark, N. J.;
North Indiana, Bishop Anns, at Ador
son j Now Hampshire, Bishop Klnrjaley
at Manchester.
It is said that while the Catholic
have only 32 of the 307 churches in New
York, yet their church attendance Is
nearly as large as that of all the other
denominations combined.
Dr. CoiiLEiQH, who has edited Iht
Hion'i IferaM at Boston for threo and a
half years,has reslgned,and Is succeeded
by tlio Ilev. Gilbert Haven.
The new Catholic Cathedral in New
York will bo 300 feet in length. Ono to
bebulltin St. LouiswIU be 400 feet Ion;;,
and tho largest church edifice in the
Wit nnd Tiumor.
A counury paper speaks qf a man
Who "died without tho aid of a physi
cian." Such instances nro very rare.
A gentleman Just returned to this
country from a tour in Italy, was asked
how ho liked the ruins of Pompeii.
"Not very well," was the reply, "they
aro so out of repair.
A youno woman fainted In a New
York theatre a few nights since, and
water being thrown into her face, she
revived, exclaiming, "Oh, my new bon
net!" "Jenny," said a venerablo old man
to his daughter, who was asking his con
sent to accompany her urgent and favor
ed suiter to the altar, "Jenny, It Is a
very solemn thing to get married." "I
know It," replied Jenny, "but It's a
heap solemncr not to."
"Sally Mander safe!" said Mrs.
Partington as her eyes fell on an adver
tisement. "Do toll me, Isaac, who this
Sally Mander is, and what sho's been
doing that they've got her safe?" "I
don'tknow whatsho's been doing," said
Ike, "but I guess sho Is a sister to Jer
ry." "Jerry who, Isaac &" Why Jerry
Mander," said Ike, as he resumed his
work by the window, catching flies and
impaling them.
" Mr. Smith, you once officiated in a
pulpit, did you mean that you preach
ed?" ,
"No, sir, I held the light for the man
that did."
Ah, tho court understood you differ
ent, they supposed that tho discourse
camo from you."
"No, sir, I only throwed a light on
"No levity, Mr. Smith. Crier, wipe
your nose, and call on the next witness."
During a steam-voyage, on the sud
den stoppage of the machinery, consid
crabloalarm took place,cspeclally atrfong
the female passengers.
"What is the matter? What is the
matter? For Heaven's sake tell me tho
worst!" exclaimed one moro anxious
than the rest.
After a short pause a hoarse voice from
the dock replied :
"Nothing, madame, nothing; only
the bottom of the vessel and the top of
the earth are stuck together."
Woman's Will. Dip the ocean dry
with a teaspoon ; twist the heel into tho
too of your boot ; make postmasters
perform their promises, and subscribers
pay their printer ; send up fishing hooks
with balloons and fish for stars ; get
astride a gossamer and chase a comet;
when the rain is coming down like tho
cataract of Niagara, remember where
you left your umbrella; choke n mos
quito with a brickbat; hold Glbralter
at arm's length ; in short, prove all
things heretofore considered Impossible
to be possible, but never attempt to
coax a woman to say she will, when
ho has made up her mind she won't.
Alas ! but too true.
The Folly of Law. Two Dutch
men, who built and used in common a
small bridge over a stream which ran
through their farms, had a dispute con
cerning some repairs which it required,
and one of them -positively refused to
bear a portion of the expense necessary
to tho purchase of a few planks. Fi
nally the aggrieved party went to a
neighboring lawyer.and placing ten dol
lars in his hand, saying :
"I'll givo you all dish money if you'll
make Hatis do justice mlt do brlifge."
"How much will It cost to repair it?"
asked the honest lawyer.
No moro ash five tollar," replied
the Dutchman.
"Very well," said tho lawyer, pock
eting one of the notes and giving him
the other; "take this and go get tho
bridge repaired; 'tis the best course
you can take."
"Yaas," said tho Dutchman slowly,
yaas, dat ish moro better as to quarrel
mlt Hans ; but as ho went along home
he shook his head frequently, as If una
ble, aftsr all, to see quite clearly how
he had gained anything by going to
Eccentric Divine. The Rev. Zeb.
rwltchcll was tho most noted minister
in Vermont, for shrewd and laughable
sayings. In tho pulpit he maintained
a suitablo gravity of manner and ex
pression, and out of the pulpit he over
flowed with fun. Occasionally he would
if emergency required, Bay something
queer in a sermon for tho sake of arous
ing the flagging attention of his hearers.
Seeing that his audience was getting
sleepy, ho paused in bis discourse, and
discoursed as follows: "Brethren, you
haven't any Idea of the sufferings of our
missionaries in the now settlements, on
account of the mosquitoes. Tho mos
quitoo in some Qf these regions aro
enormous. A great many of them weigh
a pound, nnd they will get on the logs
nd bar!; whon the missionaries are go
ing along."
By this timo all ears and eyes were
open, and be proceeded to finish his dis
course. Tho noxt day one of his hearers called
him to account for telling lies in the
"Thero never was a mosquito that
weighed a pound," he said.
"But I did not say ono of them would
weigh a pound, I said a great many,
and I think a million of them would."
" But you sId they barked at tho
" No, brother, I said they would get
on the logs and bark."