Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, October 14, 1854, Image 1
1 1 Tut-'1 81 1 c ft r A WEEKLY PAPER: PUBLISHED jN ' Kns$l QOnywm mlvanco, VOLUME 5. TO A DRUNKEN HUSBAND. : lui;!..ii..l, 'twas for then T I. O M My own, my hnniiv homo: For thee I left my oiiIIho bowers, With thec in j.'y to ronm, Ami where mo all llio liolv vows, Tbo truth, tho love, trust, Thnt won my lionrt nil .onttered no An J trauij)lcil in tho dust. 1 lovcil time with love untolil, And when 1 atood beside. Thy noble form, I joyed t0 think I wns thy chosen bride, Thoy told me ere 1 wus thine own, . J low fftd my lot would he ; I thought not of tho future then 1 only thought of thee. I Uft my home, my he,y lmmej A ninny hciirted thiujr, Forgottinst that my bniiue.i A hiidowinp i loud might bring, The suuny eido of life ia gone, ' It's shadows only mine, And thorns are springing in my heart. Where blossoms used to twine. I do not blame thec for my lot, I only f.rny for theo, That thou ruayVt from the tempter's poorer O, joyful thought be free That thou luiiy'st bend ubove my fravo With penitence sincere. And for the broken hearted ono Lot fall a sober tear. From Arthur's Home tiarettr. CONFORMITY TO THE WORLD. BY X. S. ARTHUR. Mr. Shaw ami Mr. Graveman were1 members of a certain ,!,.nnminniin 1.:m, , , r , - ,j ia.,.i ui U juru in icngin. in each ol can boast of ns many worthy and truly their little hat? was n cluster or three bud pious members ns any other sect ofChris-! ding roses and n few rre leaves Do nans, and of quite as many "black sheep." j you sco unythiii" evil in flowers ?" ' They were both engaged in tho wholesale I do, when in children's hals." grocery nnd flour business. One of them, I "God made the flowers beautiful, and Mr. Graveman, held an official station ' im ihnm i i ii,..t, n;... r. , , , .. , v , ..... gin. yji, niy near Danes were as pure portanco of his stnt.on, assumed what to.und lovely as the fioucrs. how my heart mm seemed a necessary sancimion.ous! would r.-joice.. I keep flower-vases in my cxtcnor. He was very scrupulouslV,liu house and rrmiin, (llr, in m nr,l.. in his own dress, nnd strlctlv r.-nmr,,! hi. ' . , - - . . niijs.wi vuaurvt-r ui uiu goiucti ruie. . Proverbial on the ono side for exemplary piety, he was proverbial on tho other for a selfish love of gain. Ho did not take his religion into the world, for ho could not family to abstain from all vanities of this und more, I let them use' flowers as orna wicked world. j mcnts." As a member of the church, nmongi "Tho evil ono is blinding vour mind, members of tho church, Mr. Graveman brother Show ; ho is leading 'you away stood high. As a business man, among ! from truth by his devicesr You must business men, ho was known ns one of tho' not conform to tho world. Only worldly closest bargain-makers tooclosc to be td- minded people dress up their children with eeo thnt it had any business thcrj. Rcli- turo of God is good, and I will uso nil his gion wns for the Sabbath, nnd had rela-' gifts in a thankful spirit, and then I will be lion only to ncls of worship. Tho faith j in no danger of abusing the m." -must be sound, tho external observance-) Mr. Graveman exnpsUilalcd still further, rigid ; these attended to and the man wns but without effect. ' it perfect Christian, he could do no w rong. Mr. Shaw, on the other hand, whilo ho was in a degree blinded to the want of true charity o$ exhibited in Graveman's'ordinn. ry business intercourse with society, by tho glaro of his piety, was himself a very different man. Conscious of tho heredit ary evils of his nature, too many of which actual life had confirmed almost into habit, nnd sincerely desirous to riso above them, ho was realiy what the other pretended to be humble minded. And yet there was no external pnrade of humility. He rare ly took an active part in ilia affairs ofhis church, though anxious for her prosperity, and ever ready to devote to her his world ly goods or his limo when called upon to do so. - In his family he acted ihc part of a wise husband and father. Whilo Mr. Grave man assumed cn nusicrity of manner, and nipped with the frost of rebuke every lit tle blossom that began lo open its leaves on the tender plants that were springing op around him, Mr. Shaw warmed them into lifo nnd beauty by his sunny smile. To ono there wn9 sin in a bright ribbon, a beautiful dress, a Low or flower; the oth cr saw in all external loveliness wether in forms or colors, the good things of God, and ho used them, nnd permitted his fam ily lo use them, with grateful acknowl edgments to tho Giver of all natural as well ns tpiritual blessings. Ho discnmi nntrd hetveen the uso and tho abuse; and whilo the use was made primary, the ten- - .. . 1 dency to abuse was carefully rcstramcu.i ."Brother Shaw," said Mr. Graveman, xnc duy, with nn abrupt manner u..u u captious voice, "you will ruin yourgirls. "I hope not. What is tho matter 1 ' "You dress them too gaily." 'I let my wife attend to nil that. She Itnows better than I do what is suited lo them 1' "Your wife! Would you let your wile throw them into the dock if alio thought it suited them? I nm a plain-spoken man, Mr. Shaw, ns jou know, and my pos.uon . . t i. !. mn tr sneft i Plain- yand warny'ounow.asindu.ybound iy , nuu a j .,... ,t.n If VOU 00 to warn averring vrotuu. , not look better to your ch. Mr n, I cy " 0OK oe 1 L.i::" n minded instead rrow un anu ueounio . ofloveTs of truth. They -will go out in o the world and be lost ; the enemy of man- kind will claim them as '?"""; . "You aro very serious Mr. Graveman , hut for mv lifo I can soo no danger. "Noder?" Bless mo I is there no dan I; in dressing up a child flower, and ribbons and all sorts of PJ f turn her head and a make a lool of her? .. . .i.- ...i.:u I An not 10. "A mine wiiii-" t "Although you permit your wifo to do "No-nor does my wifo do it. My cbil- iff IH CT ,. n pv n ' i U.AI.1 IELD, T. I), V. MOORE - Si JJ5 if paid within t! ircc inontli.s, drcn rtro not dressed up in flowers nml'r i . -......,.,. ribbons and u!l sorts ofLw " i hr r " y Km?1 M"iht ,0 ,l,e mi.. ... -o WlVta- sin O cnnffirnntv m i hn ,..,.i,i i,:,.t. i.: nv, lur. Maw. met r it tic girls, n minuto ngo, trickled out like btitler.flies." "How were they dressed P "With gay frocks nnd gay shoes, nnd ribbons and flowers nil over." "Think again. What color was their frocks?" "Wlmtcolor ? They wcro they were yes, lhoy wcro white." "Nature's own sweet emblem of innn. cence the color of tho virgin lily. May m. ir minus oc ever as pure. I sco no harm in a white frock for a child, but good. I always like to seo children dressed in white." "It's more than I do, Mr. Shaw. Not one of my girls ever had or ever shall havo on a flashy whilo frock to make her proud. Hut this wasn't all. They wcro bedizened, as I said before, nil over with riuuons and Dowers. rir..u ..,., :t i i-1 . n,, i l 7 , J SCC ' 1"'UR again Mr. Grnvcmnn." " I here were gay red ribbons tied round lrl or"! T'11-1 Tii" st,'camina oiTsomo '"vo'In" J' - i' r, "lou do nol scc correctly. Each oftbc Z r o " wo, 4 ujuiirv a j i in iui mi; n.l .i.:... ' - " ' . . - ' Lb: :.. ' utiii unit i iv i niiuiLii iv ii i i; ini-in nuiii' ; rioooiis anu uowers. "And they eat nnd drink, nlso. Hccntiso worldly people cat fruit and p1i-ni,nt fond, bliull wc uso only what is coarso and un palatable? I do not think so. Evcrycrca "I am seriously concerned aboutbrother Shaw," he said to another church mem ber. "I nm afraid ho 6liil longs for tho flesh-potsof F.gypt thnt tho worldly spirit is taking possession or him. Have you noticed how gaily till his family dress?" "Nol particularly." "They don't look liko church people nt all." "Mr. Shaw is an excellent rutin. In all , the business I have had wilh him I havo j found lrim strictly honorable. Ileis onci of the few who are willing to livo nnd let! livo. As to tho wav in which he dresses I his family, that is alto-'cthor a mailer of taste." -1 y1'" rcuny wish to ecu i icci nan inclined n.ie preiessor, tint;; you conic out and re- "Oh.no, not at all ; it is a matter of sin. : lo buy. 1 have money lying idle." j nouiicc the world mid i lying vanities ; It is wicked for ony one to piit ribbonsand j J'll is moro than I have. If you want , until you make a whole s icnlice; until flowers on children. But 1 shall do my .my flour you muy havo it in iveleomo ntjevery fiolish nnd vain desire bo lnid up duty ns Tarns I nm concerned. His daugli- eight nnd seven-eighths." on the altar. Do you think this will be tor Ellen is a member of my elass. The, "Couldn't 'yoii say eight eighly-fivc , admitted into the kingdom or Heaven ?" very next limn sho comes I shall speak' fjr nil you have ?" (As ho said lhis lie stooped down and uk my mind to her plainly nhout llio way j- "No, I am not anxious lo sell. If you a lorj, beautiful ringlet of hair in his fin she dresses. It is scandalous 1 Is it nny choose to take it at the prevailing rates, gers, nnd held it up.) "No, child ; all wonder that religion is brought into dis-' you can do so." this must full before you can pass through .-race when its professors iudulgc in such j "Very well. What is the quantity in the narrow gate. These ribbons nnd pride and vanity." . j storo?" (lowers" nnd he touched roughly h?r hn- Elltn Shaw to whom tiliusion litis just! "lean ascertain in n moment;" and net "will not go with vou beyond the . , . . i -i i nr. Qi.n.., ... ...i i.:.. i.. 1. ti i ii u ...-,1 .i... . . i . i been made, nnd, Irom Per earnest cuiiu- hood, exhibited a sweetness of temper too . rarely seen. Tho current of her feelings nnd thoughts had always been religmus. Tho consequence was that sho becamo a member of tho church and joined a clas3- mceling when only fourteen years of age Eor two years, Mr. Graveman hnd been i - t I.,-Clm ciw liim inti mnfnl v ncr clim-u-huh. on v in the cmss-ioom, nnu ma uti ul.iv nnd professed love of all the holy things ,iat would net him at least two hundred of the church caused her puro heart to in-1 dollars. To him it wns n fair business vest him with every Christian grace nd ; transaction till riyht in trade. Tho mor virtue, nnd to bear towards him, on this ! n( 0f t10 act was a lliing of which ho had account, n deep spiritual regard. To lier( no conception. If ho was wider awake he seemed faultless. J than his neighbor, he could see no reason Educated at home, in n school less rig- why ho ought not to ' profit by his acute id than thnt in which (JrnVeman was-anes3. teacher, Ellen hnd not imbibed tho holyi On tho afternoon of llio day on which horror of whnt was lovely in external forms that possessed her spiritual guide, nnd sho under the eye of her mother used with taste and moderation those ornaments which expressed her love of tho beautiful. Her hair was dressed plainly sometimes, and sometimes it was allowed to fall about her young face in graceful ringlets, iter bonnet was ornamented wilh a flower, if it pleased her taste; and she choso tho style of her bonnet in accordance with the same rule. Taste was her guido in dress. All this was noticed by her class-leader, and it stirred within his heart a feeling t- t i-..i l.- rvint trz-lncrlv nnn. w men, nine as no u.-u...-, .. . j lyzcd, would have been seen to be nnger.j Ho ca'llcd it a pious indignation at in. It: was not so it was of tho old man, Adam. J OAen he had determined to spenk to Ellen on tho subject in class-mecling, but thus AND OLAR.K ..Jll'l1"5!?' nJ2VOT,':n 5'I 50 if paid within Fix months, CLEARFIELD,. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, . : " ....u, ....n... IM3 innocent pupil understood tu menntt con formity to selfish maxims nnd evil purpo ses. She did not drenm that ho meant her ribbons, her curls, or tho modost bunch of (lowers in tier bonnet. Tho day after thai on which tho con versation given abovo took place between Mr. Gravomnn and Mr. Shaw, was tho otio on which tho former held his class meeting. Tho hour was four o'clock in the afternoon. About ten o'clock in the forenoon, business called Graveman to ihft wharves. "I low much flour havo you ?" nsked a merchant into whoso storo ho went for the transaction of some business. "Fivo hundred barrels," wns replied. "Then you arc two hundred and fifty dollars richer than you were on hour ogo." "Indeed! How?'' eagerly nsked Graveman. i mum nuvices navo ocen recriveu -J..: i i , from New Yprk. "icins n rise of fif- ,y ccn cn , 'barrc d , ! c'ianf 1 j ..r-irst-rnto, isn't it?" nr. J Graveman l''nds together with umuTected delight. ,"! news, certainly, to all ,wno navo Hour on Hand." "Havo you much in store?" "A few hundred banels." "Capital ! You are like me n lucky dos. Hut, good morning good morning; I must be goins. I have a good deal of bus- jinrss to do on the wharf." I Graveman left the store abruptly. A sudden thorn-lit had struck him Instead 0f "nci he d, 2 tended roncd 1 . . " ' ho "?Wt i "l" ",:u 7 w liS.c"anS'? JumPcu 11110 an omnibus, and rode some six or eight squares. Then, getting out, ho walked at a very leisurely pace for about half a square further. This brought him to tho store of Mr. Shaw, which be entered. "Brother 'Shaw, how do you do this morning?" he said, with n sweet, Chris tian smile, as he took tho hand of his fel low church member. "Quito well. How aro you?" "Very well, thank you. llnvo you been out this morning?" "No is there any news stirring?" "Nothing of consequence business rather dull." "How is flour going to be, brother Shaw ? Do you think there will be u rise ?" "I nm sure I cannot tell. I should rather think not. At any rate, I would be very willing to sell at tight and seven - 'eighths. "How much have you in s!orc ?' "Three or four hundred barrels." Mr. Graveman east his eyes lo the floor thoughtfully, and. mused lor so mo mo ments. "I Jme an idea that it will advance a Irillc in tho course of a few weeks." "More likely lo fail." "I don't think so." "Why?" "Oh ! it's a mere idea of mine. The market 1ms been firm lor somo nine. If ! ll - I. . - ...ll l r i i i,- i- i -" -.-. .m u nn iuu;;n. "iiiiic: hundred nnd eighty barrel.-'." "All right ; make out tho bill, nnd I will draw vou a check. The bill was madp out, nnd a check for tho amount filled up and handed o Mr. Shnw. The two men shook hands in a vcry brotherly mnnner, nnd Graveman i . 1 r .lt C l r. .1. A I. - -t uepancu iuu m suiusu oengtu at me con- sciousncss ot Having made nn operation Mr. Graveman had increased his gains by an operation of such questionable mo rality ho put on his most sanctimonious face and clothed his spirit in a robooriac titious pictv, to meet and instruct in hcav. enly things some fifteen or twenty young persons, who wero sincerely desirous of knowing tho truth, that they might bring ils precepts into life. On his way to the class-room, ho dismissed" from tho mind with an effort somo thoughts that were not the most pleasant in the world they referred to tho business transaction of the morning and began to think about the different members of his class, and what should ho say otench. Among the first about whom ho thought was Eilen Shnw. "I shall speak my mind to sister Sfiaw vcry plainly," ho said, ns ho walked along, with his eyes upon tho pavement. 1 C l II P TO POLITICS, LITERATURE, AGRICULTURE, MORALITY, AND FOREIGN Si 75, if paid within nine months, "It she. is lost tho sin bhall not lie at my door. I will clear the skirls of mv nor. merits J t w.ms uini nowcrs nnil riOUOUS Heuu-ca tellers heart-breakers! All I devices of Satan. Silly child ! to sell her ' son bo lovelv, 'nnd The will bring blessings soul lor head-near nnd gny-dresses. No ; to nil." wonder that fclio mourns over her want ofj Hut Ellen's spiritual instructor had rail h, nnd is ever complaining that she; taught a different lesson. How should makes lailo or no progress onward.. I nm ' bh0 decide ? Sho had great confidence sick, bid; cfihis. Net a bright face do I ( i ,cr mother, becnuso she knew her well, meet ; not a cheerful experienco do I hear, nnd loved her only ns a child can lovo a It is lameness of soul, and doubt, and fear! consistent, wiso nnd good mother; but and complaint. Hut no wonder; the enr-J Mr. Gravemnn, uluWpictv nnd know mil mind is enmity against God, and they jcjj,0 0f ,i,0 doctrines which 'lead the way are nil drawn away Irom faith by lovo ofi to Heaven, sho had nevef hen id qucsiion the world. 1 have a duty lo perform, nnd r.,t i,1fl ;.! ihr.i it -n tin i nrt, ,m .u it shall be done." In this frnmo of mind Mr. Graveman went td meet his class. The room in wnitn it wns new was tho hack. parlor ol . . " louiid about twelve females present. They wcro seated, card apart from the rest, with u im-niiuT. ncn mo cnucr cnmo'in no grave almost solemn luces, nnd eyes cast upon the floor. Scarcely a head was rai - scd as he came in. Gravcmen f-poko to no one, but walked to a table nt the side or the room with a slow, measured step, and seating himsell, crossed his hands upon his fitce, and remained Tor nearly .a minute in surnr prayer. 1 he stilln-ss ol death reigned around. With n'deep sigh that had lour or five responses, the lender at length withdrew his hands, raised his head and took up a hymn book, from which he selected a hymn nnd rend it over aloud. Then repealing the two first lines of tho first verse, he raised n tune in which nil joined unl sun;; them over. Two more lines were read, nnd the singing re sumed, and ihus the whole hymn was sung two lines nt a time After the two last lines were repeated all knelt down, nnd the lea der prayed a long, loud nnd fervant pray er. Then tho loading commenced. The first sister was nsked to relate his experi ence for tho week, which was done, nnd the lender gnve her such ndvico, encour ngemcnt, consolation or ndmonntion ns he deemed most useful. Tho next und the next were called upon, nnd suitable in-' slructicn imparled to each. Occasionally a verseof some appropriate hymn was The whole seme was deeply im pressive, nnd cnlculalcd to inspire the most solemn ihouglits. At length young sister Shaw was nsked to tell w hat Imd been her exercises ilirouuh the week. In a low , timid, but clear voice Ellen made her statement. She coin- plnincd of shortcomings, of tho tendency of her heart to load her nwny from spiritu , n' thmgi, ol tier want ol lailh, yet ex pressed an earnest desire to bn conformed in nil things by the renewing cf her mind to the pure precrpts of the Gospel. On taking her seat, a denp silenre followed. Then her lender said in a severe voice. "Sister Ellen Shaw, vou complain cf coldners nnd want of fait Ij. You have complained thus ever since yon joined my class. And no wonder! Heretofore I havo not spoken to you as freely tis I should hnvo done ; but, by tho help of Ood, l wilt no'.v tin my. duty, ion will never be anything but a drooping, way- i .- ... . " "rave. Heath will pale the colon; in this jiay dress. Ah, sister Shaw, if you wish to bo a Christian, you must give up nil these ; you must give up the world ; you must let tho curls nnd ribbons nnd flowers go. It is a vain, effort child ; you cannot serve two masters." This arid much more was said in a cru el way. Boor Ellen burst into tears, iind wept bitterly. In tho innocence of her pure young heart, sho feared that all thu might be true, nnd her distress was most poignant. On returning home, her moth er saw that sho was much disturbed, nnd nsked thu renson. Ellen related with overflowing eyes, what her leader had said, "Do not let it mnko you feel so bad, dear," Mrs. Slmw said tenderly. If you do not set your henrt on your dress, there is no harm in it." "But Mr. Graveman says ifis conform ing to tho world, nnd ho, you know, is such a good man." "Yes, I know ho is a pious man ; hut for nil thnt ho mny bo mistaken in some things. God looks at tho heart, Ellen, nnd if that is right all that flows from it is right to Him. A mere sanctimonious exterior is nothing if tho heart is not true in its love. If you curl your hair with an evil intention, or wear a ribbou or a flower to do harm, then it is a sin ; but if because you lovo what is bright and beautiful, the precious gifts of Heaven, you adorn your person modestly, bo sure that there is in it no harm. I think a woman should adorn herself, not in gaudy, flaunting colors, to attract ndmiraiion, but tastefully, that she may throw around herself everything to nnd if not paid until tlio expiration 1854. irmko her lovelv, and thus to incr'-ce hei :n,'w.;,. (... ..,.,! vl I lllliiv. io.. ,11. w. II'IU. wnnian. s nm In ,n nvn, . nn ! Lnnn hen Mr. bhnwenmo home thnt even. , i11T) ,e nkcd lor Ellen. j s10 ms been in her room since sho 1 1-ii uiu in I tcrnnon, "How 'nrn b,,-. r,n. i.,o .i.:.. .. in great distress of mind." Ilnw sr. V Mr Khnw'a limit-a inn. tmctcd. "Mr. Graveman has been tulle. j jg very harshly to her, I think." i .Hehns? What did ho sav?" ..j rebuked her before 'tho whole- c;.isg for cr!in ,cr hair nnd wearing ; flnwf.r3 n her bonne; ; and the poor child js distressed to death lest in doin-r so sho is sinning against God." . Oh, dear? I am afraid Graveman is an arrant hypocrite." ,y, ouiv i uu muxi mn stiy so; that is very uncharitable. "I don't know. But ask Eilen to come down." "She is so much disturbed in mind thnt I think vou had better not see her now. "I wish lo put her mind nt case, nnd I think I can do it." Ellen was called down. Sho met her father with n forced smile on a sad face. 'I havo heard from your mother, Ellen, whnt has occurred," the father said, ta king his child tenderly by the hand, nnd drawing her down into a chair by his side ; "but do not let it distuib you you have done no wronsr. Havo I not al ways taught you that Gud looks only nt the heart ? A sweet fountain cannot send forth hitter waters. II VOU 00 lint linve an evil end in view, your act cannot bo evil ui the siyht of Jli-nvpn Kr lot. get Ihis. Aro flowers the offspring of that cause which doomed I lie ground to bring forth thorns nnd thisiles? No, Ellen ; they do not correspond to vile nnd wick ed affections thnt curs,', but lo pure nnd good affections that bless the ground. Still use them, Ellen, nr.d do not finr ; they nro good gtfts.-Only scc that you do nol love the flower for some base end. Sec that you do not uso ornaments for a see nny good it would bo to me, to put a selfish purpose." ball through your body. . I could make "But Mr. Graveman is such a good man, no use of you when dead for any culinary father, ho ought to know." J purposes as I would a rabbit or turkey. A deep shadow passed over the face of , 1 nm no cannibal to feed upon tho flesh of Mr. Shaw. He was disturbed; but hi.n fee-1 men. Why then shoot down a human lings calmed, nnd ho replied, in n low, creature, of whom I could make no uso ? steady, Lit earnest voice, ".My child, I A buffalo would m ike better meat. For have, until now, thought us you do, and j though j our fhxh might be delicate and therefore, was always glud that you felt tender, yet, it wants thu firmness and con like remaining a morc'.-er of his class-: sistency, which take nnd retain salt. At mooting; but something has eccurred to- any rate, it would not do for a long soa day that has opened my eyes. I do not voyage. believe him to bo nn honest man." j "You might make a good barbecue, jt "Oh, father, do not say so!" A shade ,ruci '-"ing of-tho mitureof u raccoon of aimuish rested on tlio countenance ofi01' possum, but people aro not in the habit the girl. "1 fear that it is nlns! tno true. He took advantage cf my ignornnco to wrong rue out of two hundred dollars." "My fittbnrl" "I have tried evcy way to satisfy my self that there wns no evil intent on his pari, but every inquiry has only tended to prove that he took a deliberate advan tage? of mo in fact, cheated mo ! That is tlio riuht way lo call it." What tho render nlrendy knows was then briefly related. Mr. Shaw had dis covered, a short time after ho sold his fluur, the rise in prico. At first ho could not believe that Gravomnn knew tit tho time that ihe priee had risen ; but when laughed nt Tor suffering Iiirnst.lt lo be over reached, through ignorance, he could no lunger doubt. "Do you call that honest dealing, Ell en V Mr. Shaw nsked, nfter tellin1' u!I. "No, father," was firmly replied. "Could he bo in heart un honest man tt'tiit U'nnld .til fit i 7-n l.iver nf tlio l.r.-,'li. rcn? "No, father." "Bight, my child ; ho could not. And think further. Is n man 60 thoroughly sol fish in feeling likely to perceive clearly spiritual truths thnt nro above nnd out of the sphere of self? lou see, then, how little reliance you should place on tl.ocnnt of Mr. Grnvernan, whose class-room you will not, I am suro ngain enter. EJIen, you know your father and mother better; they tell you to keep your heart unspotted, to sco thnt thcro is in it no conformity to the selfish maxims of the world ; to use, wilh grateful thanks to tho Giver of nil blessings, tho good things that are pro sented to your hand. But while you ndorn your body, bo suro that the green leaves nnd bright flowers nnd warm colors are around your heart. Bo sure that your thoughts and affections are right, and then all things corresponding to these you may freely use." Ellen's mind discriminated clcnrly. Sho 1 ilCft It AND DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE of the year $2 00 will he charged. NUMBER 38. ivns deeply pained, but tho truth wns so clear 'lint she could not seo beyond if. She never ngnin entered the class-meeting of Mr. (iiuveman, who took every oppor tunity to allude to it, and gave as a reason that ho hnd done his duty, but thnt tho truth wns too plain for her vain, proud heart. .. TIIEIIAElLSTIJi CREAT BRITAIN. Tho harvest in Grcnt Britain i report ed lo bo unusually nbundnnt. All tho leading journals nro full of glowing ac counts in relation to it. Tho subject in deed, is one of universal rejoicing. The London limes states that tho difference in the price of wheat, compared with that of ihe previous year will bo nt least 20s. ja quarter in favor of tho public, w hich on thu wholo consumption will amount to a boon ot Jl'Jo,0u0,(jC0 to that public on w heat nlone, besides a corresponding re lief on other grain. Col. Webb, of tho New York Courier, who is now in London, also writes: "I havo never beforo visited llio rural districts of England duringharvest time, and I have arrived nt the conclusion from all 1 can lonrn from the oldest inhabitants that the wheat eron. nnw hrinnr rnnhllw Kmirpd. wiilumt t,.. !i,.1.fr.,i ini?,,,, r-'. AM occasional showers "which hnvo fnllon j jn scvera districts and slightly retarded tn0 work, is not only tho uroatcstin ex tent, but ihe most productive per acre that hru ever been produced in tho United Kinr-dnm. Fubruarv. Mi,r.'!i snrl Anrll wcro ilm flrvrst m,.nih rr.m.mi,Dr,! tr. .-"it - :.i :.. ., . h.ave occurred in lhis country, nnd during this period more acres were sown wilh wheat, nnd it wns nitogcthcr Letter sown nnd got in, than nny previous ynnr. A good growing senson followed, nnd now there ore thousands or ncrcs lying conti guous to rnch other which will yield up wnrds or sixty bushels lo the acre. This greatly astonished me, but in certain dis tricts ihis is not an unusual yield here. It is unusual, however, that this great yield should cover so grcnt an extent of ; country ns it docs this year. ' Tho nvcr- nm nor nrn tliia vonr ia oetmuifaH nt Ihir ty-throc bushelsand upwards for England." Answer to a Chai.i.exge. Tho ec centric II. II. Brcckenbridge, ono of tho Judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsyl vania, w hen a young man, wa3 challenged to fight a dud by nn English officer, whom he answered ns. follows: "I havo objections to this duel matter the ono ii !"tt I should hurt you; nnd the 'other is lest vou should hurt 'me. I don't of barbecuing anything that is humnn now. And as t. your hide, it ia not worth taking oil", being but a little better than a two year old colt ! So much for you. As to myself, I do not liko lo stand in - the way of anything that is hurtful. ' I am under tho impression that you might hit mo. This being the case, I think it most advi sable to stay in the distance. If you mean to try your pistols, Uike pome object, a tree or a barn door nbout my dimensions. If you hit ihnt send me word, and I will acknowledge lint id had been in tho same place, you might ulso have hit me." I.NFoinr.vTioN Wantud 01 either Eli jnh, Stephen, Wyman, or Alven Towns, by their brother Josoph Towns, of Kussel- Uown, Canada East. The above four brothers supposed by their brother Joseph to be in Illinois, or some other ofthe West- ern St.ites, nnd ho has not henrd from them for morn than forty years. - Should ihis meet the evo of nny nf ihem or iheir des- cendiindls, he would bs much gratified to receive a letter from nny ol them. Publishers of Newspapers will confer a favor on the writer by giving these lines nn insertion in their pnper. Address : Ilusscltown, Mcningsville, Canada East. Thistles fok Cattle The Agricul tural Society of Clermont (Ohio) recom mend thistles as a good substitute for green food, especially for milch cows. It states that beforo being given for food, the this tits ought to bo wnshod. And then pla ced in heaps until they hent which gwr ally lakes phico iu twenty-four or thirty hours, and has tho effect of softening them and cnuiing the prickly portion to bo no linger troublesome. Oxen eat the this ites with great appetite when in this state. If iho vegetation of the thisiles bo some what advunecd, they thould bo chopped, scalded, nnd given os a sort of n mash. CSrLct n mnn do hii best, and tho world mny do its wort.