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he Huntingdon Journal.
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FILES ZENTMYER, Attorney-at-
Law, Huntingdon, Pa., will attend promptly
all legal business. Office in Cunningham's new
z - ALLEN LOVELL, Attorney-at
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tear, Esq. Dan. 4,11.
p W. MYTON, Attorney-at-Law, Hua
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HALL MUSSER, Attorney-at-Law,
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Office on Smith street, over Wood, & d amson .,
sw Office. ay12,'69.
M. &M , S. LYTLF Attorneys
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eat of Smith. Dan. 4,11.
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DR. D. P. MILLER, Office on Hill
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zens of Huntingdon and vicinity. Dan. 4,71.
_T R. PATTON, Druggist and Apoth
uP • ecary, opposite the Exchange Hotel, Hun
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Pure Liquors for Medicinal purposes. [n0v.23,'70.
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Catholic Parsonage. [jan.4,'7l.
EJ. GREENE, Dentist.
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To One in Heaven.
George D. Prentice—himself one of the
most gifted of American bards—though that
no living poet could surpass the gracefulness
and beauty of the following lines tbm the
muse of Amelia. They are exceedingly beau
Pale star, that with thy soft sad light
Came out upon my bridal eve !
I have a song to sing to-night,
Before thou tak'st thy mournful leavc.
Since then so softly time has stirred,
That months have almost seemed like hours,
And I am like a little bird
That's slept too long among the flowers,
And waking, sit with waveless wings,
Soft singing 'mid the shades of even ;
But oh ! with sadder heart I sang—
I sing of one who dwells in heaven.
The winds are soft, the clouds are few.
And tenderest thoughts my hreat beguile,
As floating up through mist and dew,
The pale youugmoon comes out and smiles ;
And to the green resounding shore
In silvery troops the ripples crowd,
Till all the ocean, dimpled o'er,
Lifts up his voice and laughs aloud;
And star on star, all soft and calm,
Floats up yon arch serenely blue;
And, lost to earth and steeped in balm,
My spirit floats in ether too.
Loved one ! though lost to human sight,
I feel thy spirit lingering near,
As softly as I feel the light
That trembles through the atmosphere;
As in some temple's holy shades,
Though mute the hymn and hushed the
As solemn awe the soul pervades,
Which tells that worship has peen there—
A breath of incense, left alone,
Where many a censer swung around,
Will thrill the wanderer, like a tone,
Who treads on consecrated ground.
I know thy soul, from worlds of bliss
That stoops awhile to dwell with me,
Math caught the prayer I breathed in this,
That I at least may dwell with thee.
I hear a murmur from the seas,
That thrills me like thy spirit's sighs;
I bear a voice on every breeze,
That makes to mine its low replies—
A voice all low and sweet, like thine,
It gives an answer to my prayer,
And brings my soul from heaven a sign
That I shall know and meet thee there.
I'll know thee there by that sweet face,
'Round which a tender hallow plays,
Still touched with that expressive grace
That made thee lovely all thy days,
By that sweet smile that o'er it shed
A beauty like the light of even,
Whose soft expression never fled,
Even when his soul had fled to heaven.
I'll know thee there by that starry crown
That glitters in thy raven hair;
Oh I by these blessed signs alone •
I'll know thee there—l'll know thee there.
For alt I thine eye, within whose sphere
The sweets of youth and beauty met,
That swain in love and softness here,
!dust swim in love and softness yet.
For ah ! its dark and liquid beams,
Though saddened by a thousand sighs,
Were holier than the light that streams
Down from the gates of Paradise—
Were bright and raidant like the morn,
Yet soft and dewy as the eve ;
Too sad for eyes, where smiles are born,
Too young for ears that learn to grieve.
I wonder if this cold, sweet breeze
Hath touched thy lips and fann'd thy brow,
For all my spirit bears and sees
Recall thee to my memory now ;
For every hour we breathe apart,
Will but increase, if that can he.
The love that fills my heart,
Already filled so full of thee,
Yet many a tear these eyes must weep,
And many a sin must be forgiven,
Ere these pale lids shall sink to sleep—
Ere thou and I shall meet in heaven..
THE BROKEN ENGAGEMENT.
"I'm so glad he's ''one said 3lable
Delmont with a long "-."
breath, as she came
dancing into the room where her mother
sat picking fat blue plums,
with an eye to
the preserve kettle, which Doreus Nun,
the hired help, was then hoisting on to the
fire, in the kitchen at the end of the long
"You ought to be ashamed of yourself,
Mable;" said Mrs. Delmont, reprovingly,
"and you engaged to be his wife."
"Oh, that's all at an end," said Diable,
standing close to the glass to refitsten the
blue ribbon bow at her throat, and half,
smiling at the dimpled little apple blossom
of a face that the old fashioned mirror re
"What do yon mean, :liable ?" asked
Mrs. Belmont, stopping. abruptly in her
"I mean I have broken the engage
"I have mamma, sure and certain!" as
serted the little beauty, nodding her head
until the blue violets she had twisted into
her hair fell out in a little fragrant shower.
"And for what reason?" bravely de
manded her iiiother.
"Oh, I don't know, I believe I was get
ting tired of him He's so prosy, you
know—so wearisomely sensible
"I understand," said her mother dryly.
"Since Mr. Fernandez came to town you
girls have all been bewitched over his for
eign air and graces."
)fable blushed to vivid scarlet, but she
tried to laugh unconcernedly.
"Well, mamma, he is delightful," she
owned, and of course one likes a littlestyle
in one's gentleman "attendant. He has
written such an exquisite gem for my al
bum; and Sarah Pray and Helen Da!e3on
both say they never read such poetry as
Mrs. Delmont shook her sage, motherly
"My dear," she said warmly, "you had
better not let this pienicing, waltzing and
album writing go too far; remember you
don't even know who this Fernandez is."
"Indeed, mamma, but I do !" cried Ma
ble triumphantly. "He is the only son of
St. George Fernandez, of the West Indies;
who owns nobody knows how many slaves,
and plantations, and silver mines; and,
mamma, you won't be vexed now, will you?
but he has sent me the loveliest little dia
mond cross in the world."
And the little coquette drew the spark
ling ornament from her bosom.
" - :You must send it hick at once," said
Mrs. Delmont, resolutely.
"Oh, mamma, please let me keep it,"
pleaded Mble, almost crying. "It would
be so rude to send it back, and it was only
a philopena present after all, and I've
nearly worked a pair of slippers to send to
him by way of acknowledgment of his po
liteness. Oh, mamma, dear, darling mam
ma, don't compel me to return it."
Mrs. Delmont's maternal heart melted
at the sight of the pretty little creature's
°•Well, then," she said, glmost grudg
ingly, "it must be the last gift you accept
from a stranger like this."
And MabTe promised anything, except
to summon back her dismissed lover Wylde
"Child," you do not know what a treas
ure you are sending away from you. Wylde
Emerson is worth a score of sweet-tongued
"But mamma, he is so uncultivated, and
he never wrote a line of poetry in his
life," pouted Mabel.
"Poetry won't make the pot boil, Ma
"No mamma, but silver mines and rose
will," Mabel answered
gleefully, as she ran away up stairs to get
the slippers. Nor did she deem it necessa
ry to confess,this blue-eyed little flirt, that
they were the very identical slippers she
had commenced three months ago for Wylde
Emerson, before the star of St. George Fer
nandez had dawned on the village horizon.
Mr. Fernandez was the lion In Eskdale
society that winter. The marriageablegirls
raved about him ; the widows plumed
themselves for fresh conquests, and the
gentlemen all pronounced him a "confoun
ded humbug," a very suresign of popular
ity in the feminine world. And Mabel,
as the prettiest of all the pretty girls in
dreamed of a wedding ring, hosts
of black servitors, and rustic arbors, con
structed tinder the spice trees far-off
isles in the west.
Meanwhile the slippers progressed with
"Of course, I must have them made up,"
Mabel said to Sarah Pray, asshe displayed
the gorgeous rose-buds of the embroidery,
"and how on earth shall I get the right
"Ask him what number he wean.?" sug
"That would be an end to all secrecy,"
exclaimed Mabel. 'No, that would never do.'
"I'll tell you how you can manage it,"
cried Sarah, who being herself on the very
brink of matrimony with a thriving young
lawyer of Eskdale, had no twinges of jeal
ousy on the subject, "I know Mrs Vernon,
the landlady of the hotel—and we can
wait till he goes out to-morrow morning,
and then slip in at the back door, and she
will let us go to his room and we can
measure his slippers for ourselves."
"Would that be proper ?" hesitated Ma
bel, a little dubiously.
"Of coarse it - would; where would be
the impropriety, I'd like to know," said
Sarah authoritatively. "I'm as good as
married, and I think I ought to be a judge
in that case."
"To be sure," said Mabel. "But re
member it is a great secret."
'Oh, of course," said Sarah, and the
small conspiracy was settled.
Notwithstanding Miss Pray was so posi
tive on the subject, Mable could not help
feeling somewhat timid and remorseful, as
Mrs. Vernon, the landlady admitted them
to Mr. Fein unlez's apartment about twelve
the next day.
"Come along," said Sarah, gig ing her
friend's wrist a pull; "there is no harm in
"No harm in the world, Miss, lam
sure," said Mrs. Vernon, courtesying and
smoothing down her white apron.
And thus encouraged Mabel ventured
to glance doubtfully around.
The room was very dirty, and smelt very
strong of stale tobacco smoke, while a flat
black bottle on the table labelled "Holland
Gin," suggested anything rather than the
refined accomplishments of a gentleman's
"Why!" cried Sarah, "there's your al
Yes," said Mabel, slyly; "I asked him
for another of his sweet poems, and he
promised it tome to-night, so—it is half
The open album lay on the desk, and
close beside it was the pen, while the half
finished poem was still incomplete, and a
volume of "Selections from English Poet
ry" lay beside it.
"How beautiful !" murmured Mabel,
reading the musical Verses.
"Yes," said Sarah Pray ; "but how fun
ny—here's the same thing exactly—in this
book, with Lord Byron's name signed to
it. Mabel, he has copied it out ?"
'•io he has," admitted Mabel indignant
ly; and here is the poetry he wrote for
Alice Smythe—and the little thing about
'Twilight' that we admired so much in
Helen Daleson's album. Oh, Sarah, how
he has deceived us."
"Aiid I suspect that isn't the worst of
it," said Sarah, shrewdly. "Look here,
She pointed toward a letter which lay
open lieyond—a dunning epiitle from some
unfortunate tradesman, ending with these
"I am tired waiting for the money, and
I don't believe a word about your marry
ing rich down in Eskdale ; and if the funds
are not immediately forthcoming, I shall
come down there myself, and let the peo
ple know that you are no wealthy West In
diaman, but mere Hig,ginson Jones, with
nothing to fall back upon but your own
consummate stock of impudence. Your
other creditors, too, are getting out of pa
tience, and if sonic arrangement isn't made
at once, 1 will not answer for the cons&
Mabel lucked at Sarah, and Sarah look
ed at Mabel—both bewildered and indig
"Well, upon my word, if he hasn't
hoodwinked us all beautifully?" cried
Sarah Pray. "And we never would have
found out his hypocrisy if it hadn't been
for your slippers, Mabel."
"Let us leave this place," said Mabel,
who had grown pale and resolute. "I feel
as if every breath I draw polluted my
She stopped at a jeweler's on her way
"What are you going in here for, Ma
bel?" questioned Sarah Pray.
But Mabel, instead of answering her,
walked straight up to the counter, and
threw down the little sparkling cross.
"Are these diamonds ?" she askedof the
man behind the counter.
He took out his magnifying glass, and
examined them closely.
• "Mere paste!" he said with a contemtpu
one smile. "Not worth carrying home !"
But Mabel took up the trinket again,
"I'shall send it back to him," she said,
quietly. Oh, Sarah, what idiotic fools we
have been—and I was all but engaged to
"A lucky escape for you," said Sarah,
laughing. "What will Wylde Emerson say?"
It would serve me right if he never
spoke to me again," said Mabel dejectedly.
The next day the village of Eskdale was
ringing with the news that Mr. St. George
Fernandez had been arrested for debt by a
gentleman from New York; and thus en
ded that hero'h brief career.
While Mabel owned that she had been
wrong so frankly, Wylde Emerson
took courage to ask her to renew the bro
ken engagement once more—and she is to
be married just as soon as Wylde has fur
nished the gothic cottage on the hill to
suit their mutual tastes.
And so the wayward little bark of her
heart avoided the perils of a final ship
/4 fading fax Ott ilUon.
As the cold weather is with us, and the
little ones are obliged more and more to
seek amusement in -doors, the mother looks
around for ample scources of entertain
ment to keep the busy fingers employed,
yet out of mischief. If she can have her
flunily room in perfect order, with four or
five children playing around and happy all
the time, she is a very remarkable woman,
and the secret of her management would
be worth knowing. It seems to be neces
sary, in order to keep the tempers of the
little ones unruffled, that chairs should
stand upside down, toys be scatteredhither
and yonder, and offerings continually made
to the Goddess of disorder or laid on the
shrine of chaos. The smashing of cups,
plates, window-panes, playthings, lamps
and dolls heads is also essential to their
perfect felicity. Allowance should be
made for all these things just as is made
for their growth when new clothes are cut
out for them. One corner of the sitting
room or kitchen should be given up to the
children, where they may have liberty to
do everything not absolutely sinful. A
peck of clean sand in a tight box, with a
funnel and tin cups, is capable of giving
some children a great deal of pleasure.
Hammer and tacks, with a bar of soap in
stead of wood, are also good things for
boys. An ounce of parti-colored beads,
doled out a few.at a time, with needle and
thread to string them, will amuse most lit
tle girls or boys for many hours. Slate
and pencil, or paper and pencil, with a set
of cheap drawing cards for models, are
very fascinating to children four or five
years old. A set of building blocks, cost
from one to three dollars, is an excellent
investment for a bevy of juveniles.
Investment of some sort there must be,
if peace and quiet are to be preserved,
either of money in the purchase of toys,
or of time in making them, or, greater
than all, of patience and good temper in
bearing the penalties that the parent must
suffer who makes no adequbte provision for
keeping idle hands out of the mischief
Satan will surely find for them to do.
Dolls, tea setts, hobby horses, picture
books—these aro as indispensable in the
nursery as are milk, cribs and flannels.
There must also be a proportion of finger
marks on the doors, thumps on little
heads, scratches and bruises on little bodies,
to keep up the perfect round of child life.
The mother may fancy that she will be
happier when her boys and girls are grown
from under her constant watchfulness;
but the general testimony is that the pe
riod of playthings, of measles and whoop
ing cough, of walking stick horses and
tongs and poker ponies is happiest for the
mother and often for the child. When
her offspring are all about her, their noise
may distract, their incessant wants weary
the mother; but she does not weary over
them as when, later in' life, they go, she
knows not where, and they do she knows
not what. It is best, therefore, to enjoy
the period of infancy and childhood as it
passes, numbering only its joys and forget
ting its annoyances, smoothing rugged
paths for tender feet and helping young
hearts to choose the good, and growing
minds to seek and love true wisdom.
Never too Late.
How often do we see men around us who,
having been discouraged by financial re
verses, are looken in spirit, declare that it
is no use to make any further efforts—that
fortune is against them ! How often do
we meet with people addicted to bad habits
who affirm that they are too old to break
off, that after so many years of indulgence
it would be impossible to give up this or
that pleasure ! How often do we encounter
individuals who earnestly desire this or
that accomplishment, but who urge that
they are too far along in years to acquire !
If they were only a little younger they would
lay hold and master it. And yet all history
affords illustrations of the old adage that
"it is never too late to mend." It is never
too late to make a beginning. Smiles tells
us that Sir Henry Spelman did not begin
the study of science until he was between
fifty and sixty years of age.. Franklin was
fifty before he fully entered upon the study
of natural philosophy. Dryden and Scott
were not known as authors until each was
in his fortieth year. Boccaccio was thirty
five when he commenced his literary ca
reer. Alfieri was forty-six when he began
the study of Greek. Dr. Arnold learned
German at an advanced agefor the purpose
of reading Neibuhr in the original, and in
like manner, Janiess Watt, when about
forty, while working at his trade as instru
ment maker in Glasgow, learned French,
German and Italian, to enable him to pc.
ruse the valuable works on mechanical phi
losophy which existed in those languages.
Thomas Scott was fifty-six before he began
to learn Hebrew. Robert Hall was once
found lying upon the floor racked by pain,
learning Italian in his old age to enable
him to judge of the parallel drawn by Ma
cauly between Milton and Dante. Handel
was forty-eight before he published any of
his great works. Indeed hundred of in
stances might be given of men who struck
out in an entirely different path, success
fully entered on new studies at a compara
,tively advanced time of life.
How Rain is Formed.
To understand the philosophy of this
phenomenon, essential to the yew , exis
tence of plants and animals, a few facts,
derived from observation and a long train
of experiments, must be remembered.—
Were the atmosphere, at all times, of a
uniform temperature, we should never have
rain, bail or snow. The water absorbed by
it in evaporation from the sea and the
earth's surface would descend in an imper
ceptible vapor, or cease to be absorbed by
the air, when it was fully saturated. The
absorbing power of the atmosphere, and
consequently its capability to retain humi
dity, is proportionably greater in cold than
in warm air. The air near the surface of
the earth is warmer than it is in the region
of the clouds.
The higher we ascend from the earth
the colder we find the atmosphere. Hence
the perpetual snow on very high mountains
in the very hottest climates. Now, when,
from evaporation, the air is highly satura
ted with vapor—though it be invisible—if
its temperature is suddenly reduced by cold
currents descending from above, or, rush
ing from a higher to a lower latitude, its
capacity to retain moisture is diminished,
clouds are formed, and the result is rain.
Air condenses as it cools, and, like a sponge
filled with water and compressed, pours out
the water which its diminished capacity
cannot hold. How singular, yet how sim
ple, an arrangement for watering the earth.
NECESSITY is the mother of invention
Tit-Bits•—Taken on the Fly.
Ohio boasts of a bank directress.
Girl clerks are getting common out
A Boston lady's pins, when she is fully
dressed, number 300.
Miss Kellogg, when she sings now wears
$28,000 worth of diamonds.
A bride twelve years of age is the proud
boast of North Cornwall, Conn.
At a recent vote in Congress, one of the
colored members voted for woman suffrage
and one against.
The Watchman and Reflector thinks
women physicians are pre-eminently needed
at our female seminaries.
The Lafayette ladies are organizing a
club for the suppression of late staying
out among husbands.
Gettysburg, Ohio, can boast a good ho
tel kept by a lady. Its quietness, cozy fire
places and good coffee are a rare treat.
A lady poet of Buffalo asserts that she
has buried her love "on the stormy strand
of the deep dark ocean of mad despair."
James Potts has been appointed repre
sentative delegate to the State Convention
by the Republican Convention of Fulton
Mrs. Ingham, of lowa, will live in his
tory as the woman who delivered a Thanks
giving sermon Avhile her husband proudly
sat back of the pulpit holding the baby.
To talk of women neglecting babies for
politics is trash. What man gets political
eminence before forty ? By that age a
woman's babies are grown.
A woman in Terre Haute glues her hus
band's eyelids together when he gets
drunk, and when he promises better
things she soaks them in warm water and
restores his vision.
The House Committee has reported a
bill to repeal the Income Tax Law, 'in
spite of lamentations here or elsewhere,"
and the prospect for it to pass is good,
though any exultation now might be prema
Another terrible accident is reported at
New Orleans on Saturday on the Jackson
Railroad, two sleeping cars of the northern
bound train having been thrown from the
track and badly smashed. A large number
of passengers are reported injured.
Maj. Eugene Cramar, of Chattanooga,
has invented a rifle which entirely eclipses
former inventions. No powder is used,
but only a percussion cap, making no noise
whatever, yet sending a ball with such a
force that it will penetrate a two-inch
Sister Stanislaus, a member of the Order
of Carmelite nuns, died at her convent,
Baltimore, on Friday, aged seventy years.
She was one of the original members of
the Order in Maryland, established nearly
sixty years ago, and has been active and
useful throughout her life.
Only one hundred and six Chinese ar
rived on the steamer America at San Fran
cisco—a fact which bespeaks the continued
diminution of Asiatic immigration. The
number of deaths alone are now much in
excess of the arrivals, and the departures
by sea and land are even more numerous.
On the morning or the 7th inst. a terrible
conflagration broke out in South Pittsburg,
causing tremendous loss and rendering
dozens of families homeless. The fire
broke out about five o'clock, in a stable
belonging to Mr. Richards, Sr., located on
Chestnut alley, between Tird and Fourth
The Missouri State Senate has passed a
concurrent resolution instructing Senators
and Representatives to Congress to vote
against further appropriations to the na
tional capital at Washington, and also re
questing them to urge a removal of the
capital to some more central and conven
One of the results of the German Are
tic exploring expedition is the discovery
of immense coal beds in the north of
Greenland. Mountains exceeding Mont
Blanc in height were discovered, and the
botanical specimens found indicate that
Greenland must have been covered at one
time with a rich vegetation.
Let there be no test but Republican
ism—no leader but Grant," is the advice
given by the New York Standard to the
Republicans of that State. And very
good advice it is; applicable here and in
other States as well as in New York.
Adopted and hcnestly followed by the
party it will insure present harmony and
One of those terrible scenes of shipwreck
and suffering occurred during the late storm
on the New Jersey coast, near Egg Harbor.
The British bark Kate Smith was driven
ashore and beaten to pieces by the waves.
Four person only were saved. The captain,
five seamen, the steward and his with and
a New York pilot were lost.
the celebrated elephant Romeo, it will
be remembered, killed his keeper about two
years ago. In order to secure him at that
time it was found necessary to throw him
off of his feet. This was done with grate diffi
culty. The WI caused a:severe bruise on the
side of the animal which increased in size
until it got es large as a man's head, and
endangered the life of Romeo. A veterinary
surgeon was then called in, and last week
he succeeded in removing the tumor. The
operation was performed at the winter quar
ters of Romeo, on Ridge avenue, above Jeff
erson street, Philadelphia, and the animal
was securely fastened by four log chains.
The elephant is now doing well.
Fastidiousness has committed so many
forgeries on the firm of delicacy, that this
poor virtue is nearly reduced to a state of
bankruptcy. Familiarity inevitably de
stroys delicacy. Perhaps this is the rea
son why the society of strangers is some
times more agreeable than that of most
intimate relatives. Delicacy respects the
feelings of everybody. It not only abstains
from wounding the sensibilities of a mod
est woman, but even from trifling with the
fancies of a nervous hypochondriac. Hu
man life is full of so many grossnesses,
each of which gives a fresh wound to deli
cacy, that at length she expires under re
peated blows. At fifteen, our feelings are
in their most sensitive state ; at thirty, we
reward with indifference things which is
younger and purer years, would have an
noyed us exceedingly ; at fifty, our beauty
and our delicacy are both withering to
gether—it is but paint for the former, and
affectation for the latter ; and in old age,
0 find those emotions of the sonl would be
as wonderful as to meet a smooth and rosy
omplexion. To a certain degree delicacy
is a vertne; let it get a step beyond, and it
becomes the most ehiidish
gin *ono Ora
"Shut Your Ash Pan."
Going into New York city on the Erie
Railroad, the traveler will see, in crossing
the Hackensack River, near the road track,
a large sign, bearing the inscription, "Shut
Your Ash Pan." At first the words look
enigmatical and the traveler wonders what
they mean. But in-the midst of the in
quiry to know their import, the train en
ters a low, wooden bridge, and the truth
flashes across the mind in a moment. The
signal board is an official command to all
the engineers on the road, and is one of
great significance and propriety. For burn
ing coals, dropping from the ash-pan of the
locomotive might not only destroy the
bridge, but pet human life in jeopardy,
and cause numberless confusions and disas
ters. Hence the sign-guard iu bold letters
for every engineer. However well he may
understand his engine and the peculiarities
of the track from the lake to the sea, he
must heed the order at the Hackensack
bridge, "Shut your ash-pan !"
And as the engineers of locomotives that
draw trains of passengers along need to be
reminded of their duty here and there by
the way, so do the leaders of classes and
congregations nerd the injunction of the
apostle James, who says "the tongue is a
fire." There are many places in the jour
ney of life where there are inflammable
materials, and, to make sure crossings, it is
well for Christians to heed the railroad
warning, "Shut your ash pan !"
How many a bridge on the heavenly way
has been set on fire and companies of trav
elers detained, bewildered and discouraged,
simply because some open-mouthed profes
sor, perhaps a guide and leader, too, has
dropped a fiery word, and set everything
in a blaze ! There are sensitive natures,
souls dry as tinder and touchy as powder,
and, however well a preacher may under
stand theology, church government and all
that; however well hemay know the track
of heavenly bound pilgrims from the altar
of penitence to the throne of glory, he must
heed the Scripture command to put away
from him a forward mouth and perverse
lips, and to ponder the path of his feet.—
Or in the plain railroad dialect of the Hack
ensack bridge, to get forward safely and
well, preacher or layman, man or woman,
Shut your ash pare !"
A man may have been a very vile sinner ;
may have been down in the dark depths of
intim) , and disgrace; may have been an
out-law, a shame, and a public nuisance.—
But the grace of God may reach him still.
And if he turn from his evil ways, and
c)me into the fellowship of the saints, if
he be converted, and cleansed in the blood
of Christ, and started heavenward in the
new life and strength of his divine Master,
then, Christian, be careful of your treat
ment of him. If God has forgiven him
and faced him toward immortality, even
though his company be not congenial, al
together, even if he show the scars of his
former fierce conflicts and defeats, help him,
love him, cheer him on. Don't go back
of his conversion to find a charge or excite
suspicion. "Shut your askpan !"
A Christian brother may blunder in dis
cipleship. He may be overcome by some
besetting sin far onward in his homeward
march. Some peculiar combination of cir
cumstances may thwart his pious purposes.
and he may stumble and 11111 by the way.
Then, in such case, get your fellow travel
er on toot again by a brotherly lift accord
ing to the Gospel of Jesus Christ; let him
have your prayers, your sympathy, your
tears. Get him going on again without
alarming all creation with the tidings of
his misfortune. Between you and hint
alone let there be openness, frank-dealing
and Christly approach and trust. If you
have any religion to boast of in class meet
ing, any holiness to announce as perfect
and beyond the tempter's sweep, then for
his poor soul's sake, who suffers, lend him
your aid, share with him your grace and
bestow upon him your joy and peace. Be
never so well acquainted with the highway
of holiness and with the approaches to the
celestial city, but remember when you come
to the bridge across any spiritual Hacken
sack—"Shut Your ash pan !"—Recorder.
How truly blest are they who enjoy the
possession of a happy home. That is, in
the fullest sense of the term. Not a home
of wealth and ease, where pride and folly
have set up their painted idols; but a home
where religion is the prevailing element,
where peace sits upon a throne, and sways
her sceptre of love, and from whence arises
the sweet incense of prayer to the Mercy
Seat of God.
How sweet the rest, within the true
Christian home, to the world-weary soul.—
Here it may for awhile forget its sorrow
and tears. Here, in the atmosphere of love
and faith, it may gain fresh courage to
meet its trials—to stem the tide of adversity.
But what arc all the comforts and bless
ings of the happiest, here, to compare with
that home in the house nut made with
hands, in the city with the beautiful gates !
Ah ! home, dear home, how oft we sigh for
thy sweet rest !
Our d 'ar Saviour just before his death,
comforts his disciples with these cheering
promises : "In my Father's house are many
mansions : I go to prepare a place for you,
and if I go and prepare a place for you I
will come again, and receive you unto my
self; that, where I am there ye may be
also." Glorious promise ; blessed assu
rance; home for us, but, also, that we shall
be with Him, always beholding His face,
and in Him find our everlasting rest. Here
storms and tempests rage, and betimes al
most ovorwhelm our souls, but there we
shall forever dwell in the sunshine of Re
deeming love. Here, we are despised for
our poverty, our,calling ; there, we shall
Wear the royal robe—the glittering diadem
of the sons and daughters of the King of
Here we sigh and weep over faded joys
and perished hopes, "but there all tears
shall be wiped from our eyes, and there
shall be no more sorrow there, crying,
"Here is the sorrow, the sighing,
Here are the clouds, and the night,
Here is the sickness, the dying,
There is the life and light.
"Here is the longing, the vision,
The hbpes that so swiftly remove ;
There is the blessed fruition,
The feast and the fullness of love."
Weary pilgrim look up ! There is the
light, there is the life, and there is the
Father—and God ! Well mayest thou ex
"Now I can read my title clear,
To a mansion in the skies."
Yea, has not Jesus purchased it on the
cross, and sealed it with His precious blood?
No earthly power can wrest this little title
deed from thee. It is registered in the
courts of heaven, in the Lamb's Book of