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I HAVE NOT LIVED IN VAIN.
I have not lived in vain;
Were it alone for this,
That 1 bare softened other6' pain,
And shared In others bliss;
That in return for kindly words,
I've caught some looks of pleasure
Shining. on me from truthful hearts—
Hearts that a queen might treasure.
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When I hear the hearty blessing
From lips that never Meanly feign
The love they are professing ;
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In warm crtre,,i ng bond,
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Almost too deeply fond.
Full power• to love is mine;
And this power my lot enriching,
this fairy joys triumphant twine,
And renders bewitching;
Anil till my love can dry no tear,
And win no love again,
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Nor think I live in vain.
c 's- , ritrt s),torp.
THE CRIMINAL WITNESS.
A LAWYER'S STORY
In the spring of ISA I was called to Jack
son, Alabama, to attend court, having been
engaged to defend a young man who had
been accused of robbing the mail. I arrived
early in the morning, and immediately had a
long conference with my client. The stolen
mail bams bad been recovered, as well as the
letters from which the money had been rifled.
These were given to me for examination, and
I then returned them to the prosecuting At
torney. Having got through my private pre
liminaries about noon, and as the case would
not come up before the next day, I went into
the Court in the afternoon to see what was
going on. The first case that came up was
one of theft, and the prisoner was fL young
girl not more than seventeen, named Eliza
beth Madworth. She was pretty, and bore
that mild, innocent look which we seldom
find in a culprit. She was pale and frighten
ed, and the moment my eyes rested on her, I
pitied leer. She had been weeping profusely,
buts nd so many eyes resting upon her,
sec. too much frightened to weep
The complaint against her set forth that
she had stolen one hundred dollars from a
Mrs. Xaseby ; and as the ease went on I
found that this Mrs. Ndseby, a wealthy widow
lady living in town, was the girl's mistress.
The poor girl declared her innocence in the
most mild terms, but circumstances were
against her. A hundred dollars in bank
notes had been stolen from her mistress'
room, and she was the only one who had ac
At this juncture, when the mistress was
on the witness stand, a young man came and
caught me by the arm. lie was a fine look
ing man, and big tears stood in his eyes.
" They tell me you are a good lawyer," he
"I am a lawyer," I answered.
" Then do save her! You can certainly
do it, for she is innocent."
" Is she your sister?"
" No sir," he said, " bu—"
Here he hesitated.
"Has she no counsel ?" I asked.
" None that's good for anything—nobody
that'll do anything for her. 0, save her,
and I'll pay you all I've got. I can't give
you much, but I can raise something."
I reflected for a moment. I cast my eyes
towards the prisoner, and she was at that
moment looking at me. She caught my eye
and the volume of humble entreaty that I
read in her glance, resolved me in a moment.
I arose and went to the girl, and asked her
if she wished me to defend her. She said
yes. Then I informed the Court that I was
ready to enter into the case, and I was ad
mitted at once. The loud murmur of satis
faction that ran quickly through the room,
told me where the sympathy of the people
was. I asked a moment's cessation, that I
might speak with my client. I went and sat
down by her side, and asked her to state
candidly the whole case. She told me she
had lived with Mrs. Naseby nearly two years,
and had never had any trouble before.—
About two weeks ago, she said her mistress
had lost a hundred dollars.
" She missed it from the drawer," the girl
said, " and she asked me about it, but I knew
nothing about it. The next thing I knew,
Nancy Luther told Mrs. Naseby that she saw
me take it from the drawer—that she watch
ed me through the key-hole. Then they
went to my trunk and found twenty-five dol
lars of the missing money there. But, sir,
I never took it—somebody else put it there."
I then asked her if she suspected any one.
"I don't know," she said, " who could
have done it but Nancy. She never liked
me, because she thought I was treated better
than she was. She is the cook; I was the
She pointed Nancy Luther out to me.—
She was a stout, bold-faced g irl, somewhere
about five and twenty years old, with a low
forehead, small grey eyes, a pug nose, and
thick lips. I caught her glance once, as it
rested on the fair your'' , prisoner, and the
moment I detected the look c ' of hatred which
rested there, I was convinced that she was
" Nancy Luther, did you say that girl's
name was?" I asked, for a new light had
broken in upon me.
" Yes sir."
"Is there any other girl of that name
" No sir."
"Then rest easy. I'll try hard to save
I left the Court room and went to the prose
cuting Attorney,. and asked him for the let
ters I banded hue—the ones that had been
stolen from the mail bag. He gave them to
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me, and having selected one, I returned the
rest and told him I would see he had the one
I kept before night. I then returned to the
Court room, and the case went on.
Mrs. Naseby resumed her testimony. She
said she entrusted the room to the prisoner's
care, and that no one had access there save
herself. Then she described about missing
the money, and closed by telling how she
found twenty-five dollars of it in the prison
er's trunk. She could swear it was the iden
tical money she had lost, in two ten, and one
five dollar notes.
"Mrs. Naseby," said I, •‘when you first
missed the money, had you any reason to be
lieve that the prisoner had taken it?"
" ND sir," she answered.
"Had you ever before detected her in any
act of dishonesty ?"
" No sir."
Mrs. Naseby left the stand, and Nancy
Luther took her place. She came up with a
bold look, and upon me she cast a defiant
glance, as much as to say, trap me if you
can. She gave her testimony as follows :
She said that on the night when the money
was stolen, she saw the prisoner going up
stairs, and from the sly manner in which
she went up, she suspected that all was not
right. So she followed her up. "Elizabeth
went into Mrs. Nasehy's room and shut the
door after her. I got down and looked
through the key-hole, and saw her take out
the money and put it in 'her pocket. Then
she stooped and picked up the lamp, and I
saw that she was coming out, I hurried away."
Then she went on and tolil how she had in
formed her mistress of this, and how she
proposed to search the girl's trunk.
I called Mrs. Naseby back to the stand.
" You say that no one, save yourself and
the prisoner, had access to your room." I
said. " Now, could Nancy Luther have en
tered the room if she wished?"
" Certainly, sir, I mean no one else has
any right there."
1 saw thaCMrs. Naseby, though naturally a
hard woman, was somewhat moved by the
misery of poor Elizabeth.
" Could your cook have known, by any
means in your knowledge, where your mon
ey was ?"
"Yes sir; fur she has often came up to my
room when I was there, and I have given
her money with which to buy provisions of
market-men, who happen along with their
" One more question ; have you known the
prisoner's using any money since this was
" No, sir"
I then called Nancy Luther back, and she
began to tremble a little, though her look was
as bold and defiant as ever.
"Miss Luther," I said, "why did you not
inform your mistress at once of what you
had seen, without waiting for her to ask about
the lost money ?"
"Because 1 could not make up my mind at
once to expose the poor young girl," she an
"You say you looked through the key-hole,
and saw her take the money?"
"Where did she place the lamp when she
did so ?"
On the bureau."
"In your testimony - you said she stooped
down when she picked it up. what did you
mean by that ?"
The girl hesitated, and ftnallysaid she didn't
mean anything, only that she picked up the
"Very well," said I "How long have you
been with Mrs.:Naseby.?"
" Not quite a year, sir."
" How much does she pay yon a week?"
"A dollar and three-quarters."
" Have you taken up any of your pay since
you hare been there?"
" hlow much ?"
"I don't know, sir."
" Why don't you know ?"
" How should 1. 1 have taken it up at
different times, just as 1 wanted it, and have
kept no account."
" Now, if you had wished to harm the
prisoner, could you have raised twenty-five
dollars to put in her trunk ?''
"No, sir," she replied, with virtuous indig
" Then you have not laid up any money
since you have been here ?"
"No, sir—only what Mrs. Naseby may
now owe me."
"Then you didn't have any twenty-five
dollars when you came here ?"
" No, and what's more, the money found in
the girl's trunk is the very money Mrs. Nose
by lost. You might have known that if you
would remember what you hear." This was
said very sarcastically, and was intended as
a crusher upon the idea that she could have
put the money in the prisoner's trunk. How
ever, I was not overcome entirely.
" Will you tell me if you belong to this
State ?" I asked next.
" I do sir."
" In what town ?"
She hesitated, and for a moment the bold
look forsook her. But she firmly answered:
"I belong to Somers, Montgomery coun-
I next turned to Mrs. Naseby.
"Do you ever take a receipt from your
,girls when you pay them ?"
" Can you send and get one of them for
"She has told you the truth, sir, about my
payments," said Mrs. Naseb,y.
"0, I don't doubt it," I replied ; " but oc
cular proof is the thing for the Court room.
So if you can, I wish you would procure me
She said she wain willingly go if the
Court said so. The Court did say so, and
she went. Her dwelling was not fur off, and
she soon returned, and handed me four re
ceipts which I took and examined. They
were all signed in a strange, straggling hand
by the witness.
AN ow, Nancy Luther," I said, turning to
the witness, and speaking in. a , quick start
ling tone, at the same time looking her stern-
HUNTINGDON, PA., JUNE 30, 1858,
ly in the eye, " please tell the Court and the
jury, and tell me, too, where you got the sev
enty-five dollars you sent in your letter to
your sister in Somers ?"
The witness started as though a volcano
had burst at her feet. She turned pale as
death ; and every limb shook violently. I
waited until the people could have an oppor
tunity to see her emotion, and then I repeat
ed the question.
"I—never—sent—any," she grasped.
" You did," I thundered for I was now ex
" I—didn't," she faintly uttered, grasping
the railing by her side for support.
" May it please your honor and gentlemen
of the jury," I said, as soon as I had looked
the witness out of countenance, " I came
here to defend a man who has been arrested
for robbing the mail, and in the course of my
preliminary examination, I had access to the
letters which had been torn open and robbed
of money. When I entered upon the case
and heard the name of this witness pronounc
ed, I went out and got the letter which I now
hold, for I remembered to have seen one
bearing the signature of Nancy Luther.—
This letter was taken from the mail bag, and
contained seventy-five dollars, and by looking
at the post-mark, you will observe that it was
mailed the very day after the money was ta
ken out of Mrs. Naseby's drawer. I will
read it to you if you wish.
The Court nodded assent, and I read the
following, which was without date, save that
made by the Postmaster on the outside. 1
read it verbatim
"SisTEn. Done Ascend yu beer seventy
five dolers, which i want yu to kepe fur me til
i cum horn. I kan't kepe it beer coz hue fraid
it wil git stole. don't speke wun \curd tu a.
livin sole bout this coz 1 don't want rio body
tu kno i hey gut eny moray. yu wunt now
wil yu. lem fust raft beer only that nude
fur nothin snipe of lir. madworth is beer yit
but i hope to git rid of hur now. yu no i rote
tu yu bout hur. giv my for to awl inhluirin
frens. this is yer sister.
" Now, your honor," said I, as I handed
him the letter, and also the receipts, " you
will see that the letter is directed to Dorcas
Luther, Somers, Montgomery county. And
will also observe that one hand wrote that
letter and signed these receipts. The jury
will also observe—and now I will only add:
It is plain to seo how the hundred dollars
were disposed of. Seventy-five dollars were
sent off for safe-keeping, while the remaining
twenty-five were placed in the prisoner's
trunk f-7.7,- :the purpos.e. of .covering the real
criminal. - Of the tone of the other parts of
the letter I leave you to judge. And now,
gentlemen, I leave my client's case in your
The case was given to the jury imme
diately following their examination of the
letter. They had heard from the witness'
own mouth that she had no money of her
own and without leaving their seats, they
returned a verdict of "I\W Guilty."
will not attempt to describe the scene
that followed ; but if Nancy Luther had not
been immediately arrested for theft, she
would have been obliged to seek protection
of the officers, or the excited people would
have maimed her, at least, if they had done
no more. On the next morning, I received a
note very handsomely written, in which I
was told that " the within" was but a slight
token of the gratitude due me for my efforts
in behalf of a poor, defenseless maiden. It
was signed "SPveral Cif and contain
ed one hundred dollars. Shortly afterwards
the youth who first begged me to take up his
case, called upon me with all the money he
could raise, but I showed him that I was al
ready paid, and refused his hard earnings.
Before I left town I was a guest at his wed
ding—my fair client being the happy bride.
The Love of Home
It is only the shallow minded pretenders
who make either distinguished origin a mat
ter of personal merit, -or obscure origin a
matter of personal reproach. A man who is
not ashamed of himself need not be ashamed
of his early condition. It did happen to me
to be born in a log cabin, raised among the
snow drifts of New Hampshire, at a period
so early that when the smoke first rose from
its rude chimney and curled over the frozen
hills, there was no similar evidence of a white
man's habitation between it and the settle
ment on the river Canada. Its remains still
exist. I make it an annual visit. I carry
my children to it and teach them the hard
ships endured by the generations before them.
I love to dwell on the tender recollections,
the kindred ties, the early affections, and the
narration and incidents which mingle with
all I know of its primitive family abode. I
weep to think that none of those who inhab
ited it are among the living ; and if I fail in
affectionate veneration for him who raised it,
and defended it against savage violence and
destruction, cherished all domestic comforts
beneath its roof, and through the fire and blood
of seven years' revolutionary war, shrank
from no toil, no sacrifice, to save his country
and to raise his children to a condition bet
ter than his own, may my name and the
name of my posterity be blotted from the
memory of man ki n d.—Danid rebster.
REMARKABLE WORKS or lIUMAN LABOR.—
Nineveh was 15 miles long,S wide, and 40
miles round, with a wall 100 feet high, and
thick enough for three chariots abreast.—
Babylon was 50 miles within the walls,
which were 76 feet thick and 100 high, with
in 100 brazen gates. The temple of Diana,
at Ephesus, was 420 feet to the support of
the roof. It was a hundred years in build
ing. The largest of the pyramids was 4SI feet
high, and 653 on the sides; its base covers
eleven acres. The stones are about GO feet
in length, and the layers arc 208. It em
ployed 330,000 men in building. The laby
rinth in Egypt presents ruins 27 miles round,
and 100 gates. Carthage was 29 miles round,
Athens was 25 miles round, and contained
320,000 citizens and 400 slaves. The "temple
of Delphus was so rich in donations that it
was plundered. of $50;000,000, and Nero car
ried away from it 200 statues. The walls of
Rome were 13 miles round.
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The Death of the Tigress
The time for action, however, was nearer
at hand than any one of the party imagined
which was to test our nerves ; and bring us
into somewhat unpleasant proximity with
game, which, with the exception of Lieu
tenant F., none of us had seen killed, much
less encountered on foot. Immediately be
neath where we stood in the lower fort com
menced one of those ravines or deep fissures
with which the mountain side was furrowed.
Boulders of rock, betwixt the openings of
which sprang trees, cactus and grass, served
to conceal its shadowy depths, and to afford
a safe retreat for the large descriptions of
game we hoped to find. At this juncture of
our tale, when the cries of the beaters an
nounced their approach below to the mouth
of the ravine, and the hopes of the expec
tants above became fainter from the little
space of ground that remained unbeaten, one
of the nearest beaters shouted to Lieutenant
F., who had clambered a little way down the
hill side, that he had seen something in the
jungle for a moment like "a small cow of a
yellow color," making for the mouth of the
ravine, and the next instant the officer ad
dressed fired a shot at some object below,
which was responded to by a roar that left
little doubt of the nature of the game afoot.
A call for volunteers from the party above
was quickly followed by the addition of
Lieutenants P. and W. to the storming party,
consisting now of three tall, active young
men, fit fur the ugly work before them.
No time was lost in moving fur the mouth
of the ravine below, which, it was judged,
the animal must have made for: and know
ing that it had been struck by the shot fired
by Lieutenant F. the beaters were ordered to
form in the rear of the officers, who began
their ascent up the bottom of the ravine, and
through a tangled mass of brush-wood, trees
and rocks, towards an abrupt cliff that ap
peared to terminate it. Here an opening in
the cliff formed a cave of some ten feet wide
and as many deep, at the further extremity
of which appeared an ominous-looking circu
lar hole about three feet in diameter—a snug
retreat fur the enemy we were in search of.
The ground around was strewn with sand,
and from the unmistakable footprints, of a
cheese-plate size, surrounded by smaller ones
of a similar form, the startling fact announced
itself that we stood within a few feet of a
wounded tigress with cubs! Nothing ani
mate, however, was visible, or audible, ex
cept the suppressed voices of beaters out
side the den. We looked at one another in
silent question as to what was next to be
dune. To return to the party above empty
banded, after having run our game to earth,
was not to be thought of. As a reconnoimenee,
P. now cautiously crawled with rifle cocked,
to the mouth of the hole, and listened ; but
nothing was heard from the darkness, though,
from the recent footprints, it was clear it had
a resident; but how to draw her out was the
Smoking at last was determined on, and a
quantity of dry grass was heaped up at the
mouth of the hole and set fire to. The blaz
ing pile now lighted up the rocky ante-cham
ber in which the expectants sat, or rather
kneeled, with their rifles cocked and present
ed in the direction front whence we expected
her advent. Not a sound was heard but our
deep breathing and the crackling of the
burning grass and sticks, the smoke from
which rolled in volumes into the hole. Our
nerves, strung to tension for several minutes,
were on the point of relaxing, and the expi
ring flames of the grass as it shot forth its
last flickering gleams revealed our compressed
lips and somewhat palid faces—paled, but
not, T trust, from fear.
A glance around the space within—six
feet from the mouth of the hole—at once as
sured us that our game could not escape, or
rather, what more probably suggested itself
at that anxious moment even to the boldest
heart of the party, was, that the tigress could
not possibly pass out without the loss of life
to one or all of us! in other words, three
armed men, with the door behind them, stood
in a room with a wounded tigress! The fire
had now burnt low, and no longer obscured
the aperture; and seeing nothing of the ene
my, hopes gave way to fears that she had in
some mysterious way eluded us, when at that
moment a volume of smoke gently rolled back
from the aperture, and hardly gave us time
to exclaim, "steady—here she comes!" ere
the chest and head of a tigress slowly devel
oped themselves. At first she stood within
six feet of us, her eyes glaring, and her open
mouth, from which the drops of blood slowly
trinkled down, turned towards us; happily
for us she appeared momentarily blinded by
the smoke. But little time was left for re
flection, in an instant more and our rifles
were discharged into the white field of her
chest; a roar and a spring, and the next mo
ment she lay dead, touching our feet!
READ AN 1.1 . 017 R A DAY.—There was a lad
who at fourteen was apprenticed to'a soap
boiler. One of his resolutions was to read
one hour a day, or at least at that rate, and
he had an old silver watch left him by his
uncle, which he timed his reading by. lie
staid seven years with his master, and his
master said when he was twenty-one, that
he knew as much as the young squire did.—
Now let us see how much time he had to
read in seven years, at the rate of an hour a
day. It would be twenty-five hundred and
fifty-five hours, which at the rate of eight
reading hours a day, would be three hundred
and nineteen days: equal to forty-five weeks,
equal to eleven months; nearly a year's read
ing. That time spent in treasuring up use
ful knowledge would pile up a very large
store. I am sure it is worth trying for.—
Try what you ewe do.
But, mark : To " know as much as the
young squire did," the lad had to read fur
know/edge, and not for amwentent merely.
If John Smith should, while crossing
Brown's vacant lot, happen to fall and tear
his pantaloons, who is responsible for the
ground rent thus created—he or Brown ? and
could Brown compel Smith to settle the rent
with a potato patch ?
District of Columbia:-Why Established
Hon. W. A. Goode; of Virginia, in a
cent speech in the Federal House of Ilepre ,
sentatires, thus recites the history of the es
tablishment of the seat of Government at
Washington. It will be new, perluips, to
some of our readers:
At the close of the war of the Revolution;
when our arms were triumphant, when the
power of Britain was overthrown; and victory
had perched upon our banners, the army
which achieved this glorious triumph was
left in a state of destitution. The time had
come when that army was to be disbanded,
and the veteran citizen-soldier return to his
long neglected home. But he was without
pay—without a cent of money in his pocket
far away from his home ; all tattered and
torn—all wearied and worn—he was to be
disbanded and turned loose upon the world,
without even a settlement of accounts. lie
knew not what allowance would be made for
him by the country whose enemies he had
conquered, and whose liberty he bad achiev
ed. Great and extensive discontent prevail
ed, and there was danger of a general muti=
ny. Never was the address of Gen. Wash
ington put to a severer trial : but he firmly
essayed the task, and his efforts were crown
ed with success. The spirit of patriotism
was diffused through the army as an emana
tion of his soul. Order was restored, the
army dispersed, the liberties of America es
tablished upon a lasting foundation.
At Lancaster, Pennsylvania, there was a
canton of raw recruits who refused to be ap
peased, and who refused to submit to be dis
banded, by the terms which were rendered
indispensable by the actual poverty of Uov:
eminent. And venting their rage, and vow:,
ing vengeance, they took up the line of
march for Philadelphia, where the Conti
nental Congress was in session. Their ap
proach was known in Philadelphia. Con
geess called on• the corporate authorities td
provide the means of resistance and protec
tion. The corporate authorities referred the
question to the State authorities, and, pend
ing the delay which intervened, the muti
neers had reached the city. The house in
which the sessions were held was surrounded
by the enraged soldiery. The passways were'
blockaded with fixed bayonets, and a del:
mind was made on the Council, who assem
bled in the same house, that the accounts
should be settled in twenty minutes : and
this message was accompanied with the
threat that, unless their demands were sat:
islied, the soldiers would be turned loose,
with arms in their hands, free from all the
restraints of law.
By some means, of which I am not dis;
tinetly informed, the members effected their
escape and before they dispersed in confu
sion, they agreed to re-assemble at Princeton,
and for some time their future sessions were
held there. After this mortifying outrage
and flagrant insult, Congress resolved that it
was necessary to establish the seat of Gov
ernment in a locality and under eireum:
stances where they might exert a power and
authority adequate to their own protection;
and this determination seems very generally
to have settled down in the public mind.—
At an early stage of the proceedings of the'
Federal Convention which framed the Con:
stitutiou of the United States, a resolution'
was adopted instructing, the Committee to in
sert a clause insuring an adequate authority
in the Federal Government for all the pur
pose of self-protection, which resulted in'
tee euu se iw s foutia /IL rile
establishing an exclusive jurisdiction within'
Where Mosquitos Come From
These pests of summer proceed from the'
animalcules, commonly termed the "wiggle
tail." If a bowl of water is placed in the
summer's sun for a few days, a number of
"wiggle tails" will be visible, and they will'
continue in size till they reach three-six
teenths of an inch in length, remaining longer'
at the surface as they approach maturity, as'
if seeming to live on influences derived from'
the two elements of air and water finally
they will assume a chrysalis form, and by an'
increased specific gravity sink to the bottom'
of the bowl. A few hours only elapse when'
a short black furze or hair will grow out on'
every side of each, till it assumes the shape'
of a caterpillar. Its specific gravity hieing
thus counteracted, it will readily float to the
surface, and be wafted to the edge of the
bowl by the slightest breath of air. In a
short time a fly will be hatched and escape,
leaving its tiny house upon the surface of the'
Any one who has had a cistern in the yard
has doubtless observed the same effect, every
summer, although he may be ignorant of the
beautiful and simple process of development.
If a pitcher of cistern or other water con
taining these animalcules is placed in a close•
room over night, from which all mosquitos
have been previously excluded, enough mos
quitos will breed from it during the night to
give any satisfactory amount of trouble. In•
fact, standing by a shallow, half stagnant
pool on a midsummer's day, the full devel
opment of any number of "wiggle tails" to
the mosquito state can be witnessed, and tho
origin of these disturbers of night's slumbers.
thus fully ascertained.
SLI PPE RY NEGRO.—The abolitionists should'
not take it for granted that every black skin
covers a saint. The desperate black convict'
Dade, who escaped lately from the Michigan
State prison, claimed to be a fugitive slave,
and at Sandusky, Ohio, the abolitionists re
leased. him by habeas corpus, after he had
been caught and lodged in jail. At Belle
fontaine he was again arrested, and the alio- -
litionists were just ready to secure him and
mob the officer, when the latter fortunately
obtained proof of the truth of his assertion,
that Dade was an escaped convict. The Ne
gro was taken back to his old quarters. He
states that he preached a sermon the next
Sunday after his escape, to a large audience,-
and took up a collection, the audience con
tributing a sufficient sum to enable him to
buy a horse, with which to proceed as a fu
TIIE LUST RICILES.—The grudge with
which most men part with a little pittance
for the noblest purposes, is astonishing and.
humiliating. Mammon, mammon, is the god
of the professing world among us. The love
of distinction flows in the channels of wealth,
and thus creates an aristocracy the most fee
ble and enfeebling, the most corrupt and
corrupting, the most slavish and enslaving
of all aristocracies—the aristocracy of dol
lars. _Hence the passion for lucre is the pas
sion of the United States. Men measure
their respectability, not by their deeds of
goodness, but by the sums of which they are
•"I declare, mother," said a petted lit
tle girl in a pettish litte way, "'tis to bad,
motile; ; you always send rue to bed when I
am not sleepy, and you always make me get
up when I am sleepy."