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UT HIV. HISRT M. DROIT, I. 11.
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(loitits TEXT:—" M.W •• von 1"! that lirwul
from tiMven; hut t>>> father glvrtli you the true
bri'ad from lii'MVt'Q."—John t: it-.
Central Truth:— God can be trunted to
supply the dully temporal and spiritual
want* of bis people.
The wonderful deliverance they had
experienced in their own safe passage
through tho sea, antl the destruction of
their pursuers, tilled the Israelites with
gratitude and joy. They gave exprea
sion to their exulting emotions in songs
of thanksgiving and triumph. Then
they set out on their wilderness jour
ney. To avoid the warlike Philistines,
God led them by a circuitous way. First
they went a three day's march in tho ;
Wilderness of Shur; this took them |
southward along the shore of the 'lull
of .Suez, some miles inland. Coming to ,
Murah they found water indeed, but it !
was bitter. Here, for the first time, I
they guve way to a murmuring spirit.
But (iod directed Moses to a tree which I
sweetened the waters. From Msrah
they went to Elim, where they fouud
palm trees and wells, and where they
tarried for some days. Their next halt
ing place was in the Wilderness of Sin,
between Elim ami Sinai. Here our les
son finds them ; and here began one of
most wonderful of all God's gracious
and miraculous interpositions for his
We are not to think of the entire
wilderness us either a sandy desert or a
flense wild. The northern part of the
peninsula between the lied Sea and the
Persian (iulf is high table land. South
of this is a "belt of yellow sand.'' To- 1
ward the apex of the peninsula tho j
scenery is an irregular mass of inoun- |
tains, with intervening valleys and
gorges. Hero and there are cultivated
patches with palm trees, and gardens
and fields and rich pasture ground. Tho
Israelites ordinarily had no difficulty
in supporting their herds and tlocks. or
finding food and water for themselves.
But the Wilderness ot Sin was a "dreary,
desolate tract," an "inhospitable desert,"
along the shore of the Ked N?a. Into
this they had now come.
It was now a month since they came
out of Egypt, and the provisions they
had brought with them were by this
time exhausted. Considering all the
great things (tod had done for them, it
may seem suprising that their faith for
sook them, and that, instead of crying
unto God, they murmured ngainst
Moses. And yet, in their case, should
we have done otherwise? With our
larger knowledge of (iod and experi
ence of his goodness, how often do we |
Small privations and light sorrows
shake our faith. And yet their mur
murings were not blameless. They had j
good and abundant reasons for trusting '
the power and faithfulness of God.
Their longing for their good things
left behind in Egypt WHS not unlike the
feeling sometimes indulged by young
Christians in hours of unbelief. The j
sinful delights ami seeming freedom of
the days before conversion are remem
bered with regret, ('rowing tho Bed
Sea did not euro Israel ol all unbelief i
and carnal desire. Nor does conver
sion make its subject perfect. Before
Israel were years of wilderness training.
The perfecting of faith And love and
obedience is with the true Christian
oftentimes a long process. The design
of Gorl's peculiar dealing with his peo
ple was to "prove them, whether they
would walk in his law or no"—that is, '
whether they would follow him implie
itly, depending upon and taking such
provision as he should send. So God
puts us to the proof. And it is a great
and precious lessons he would thus fix
in our hearts.
The wonder which God now wrought
has been questioned by some in all
ages. Attempts have been made to ex
plain the narrative on natural grounds.
There was a natural manna, a resinous ;
gum which exudes from tho Tamarisk
tree, and which Arabs still gather. But
it was not this with which God fed his
people. Nor was it much like it. The
natural manna is seen in but few dis- I
tricts of the desert, and at only certain j
months of the )ear. It exudes from
shrubs, and does not fall with the dew. j
It could not take the place of bread.
The manna which God provided for his
people "was like coriander seed, white,
and the taste of it was like wafers made
with honey." The people "ground it in
mills or beat it in a mortar and baked
it in pans, and made cakes of it." Other
things marked it as a miraculous gift
from heaven. It fell in quantities suit
ed to the needs of the Israelites, and on
each of six mornings, but not at all on
the seventh, or Sabbath. The average
amount on five mornings was a supply
for the day, while on the sixth there
was a supply for two days. The gath
erings for the five days could be kept
but one day only, while that of the
sixth could be kept for the two days.
Truly, "man did eat angels' food."
The miracle was not for a day only, but
long continued. Every day for forty
years the people were reminded that
"man shall not live by bread alone, but
by every word which cometh out of the
mouth of God."
PRACTICAL st'un RATIONS.
1. Often, in Christian experience, the
inhospitable Wilderness of Sin lies just
beyond the delightful Elim. Hunger
and tears come after refreshment and
exultation. Let us not think that some
strange thing has happened to us when
such is our experience. We need the
trial as well as the delight.
2. A murmuring spirit Is a sign of
unbelief. When faith fails past mercina
are forgotten. From songs and praises
we go to sighingß and complaints.
3. God's patience is wonderful. He
does not straightway turn from hia un
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believing people. He deals bountifully
wiih them, that (hey may learn to obey
nnd trust. Indeed, he brings us into
troubles, that we may discover our de
pendente, and own that every benefit
ever has, and does come from iiim.
4. "A backslider is apt to murmur
against his spiritual leaders."
5. The manna was a type of Christ.
He is the true Bread which came down
from heaven. When earthly good is
abundant, he is too often undesired.
When that fails the need of him is telt.
God takes away early delights, and
makes tho world as a desolate wilder
ness, that we may desire and welcome
0. The manna was a gift, and yet it
was to be gathered. God does not en
courage idleness. Ho expects us to la
bor. Luxurious ease would bo no bless
ing, but a great curse. Spiritual luxury
and naif-indulgence is as dangerous as
7. Like the manna, spiritual food
must be gathered daily. Yesterday's
supply will not suffice for to day. Every
day we must receive Christ afresh.
S. By all his dealings with us, God is
proving us, whether we will keep his
law or no. I>o we show ourselves will
ing to obey nnd trust him ?
V. God put especial honor upon the
Sabbath. He shows us how we may be
able to keep it; namely, by making
seasonable preparation for it, by adjust
ing labors and plans with reference to it
as a day of spiritual refreshment as well
10. We must welcome Christ, the
heavenly manna, or perish.
10. Trust and obedience ensure great
reward. It is away of blessing: "At
even, then ye shall know that the Lord
hath brought you out lrotn the land of
Egypt; and, in the morning, then ye
shall see the glory of the Lord."
KANBOLI'II'S ATTACK ON I'KKSI
BENT .1 At KSBN.
From the New York fun.
It is a Tact not creditable to the
civilization ot' Virginia that one of
her sous, who belonged to a First Fam
ily, set the example of making a vio
lent assault upon the President of the
Foiled States. This national disgrace
occurred on board a Potomac steamer
at Alexandria on May >, IS".'!.
Lieut. Robert B. Randolph of the
navy, on board the frigate Constitu
tion, was appointed by Captain Pat
terson, in the year I*'-'*, to assume the
duties of Acting Purser, in place of
John B. Timberlake, the Purser, who,
in a lit of drunken delirium, had com
mitted suicide. Timberlake was the
first husband of the futare Mrs. (Jen.
John 11. Kuton, net Peggy O'Ncaie,
who enjoys the dubious honor of hav
ing caused the dis-nlution of < Jencral
Jackson's first Cabinet. Randolph 1
took charge of the office or duties of
Purser ; and, in his statement of the
case, he complains that the survey ami
inventory required by the regulations
of the law were Hot made, and that he
was held accountable for nn amount
of stores which were not on bund.
After some years be was found to be a
defaulter, on what he in-isted was an
assumed of facts, when lie tsk
charge ot the I'ur-ondiip. A court of
inquiry was appointed to investigate
his accounts, lheir rr|x>rt exonerat
ed him from .fn intentiowa/ zui-u-o of
public property, but not from tLc de
fault. They reported him to be care
less or neglectful, though not dishon
orable. Otherwise he was an efficient,,
officer, who hud rendered the country
valuable service. <)n this report < ten.
Jackson dismissed him from the ser
vice, in spite of the strenuous efforts of
influential friends in his behalf. It
was to avenge himself of this injustice
as he regarded it, that he made the
violent assault upon the President.
The friends of (teneral Jackson were
never willing to admit the fact, hut
hi* opponent* insisted that Randolph
pulled tin: edd hero's nose. That seems
to have been the purpose of the rtif
liau, at any rate ; and the blood upon
the (ieneral's face would seem to prove
that the attempt was successful.
The opportunity for thi* outrage
was furnished by a trip of the Presi
dent, a portion of his Cabinet, his
Private Secretary, and other friends,
down the Potomac to Fredericksburg,
in Virginia, to witness the ceremony
of laying the corner stone of the mon
ument to the memory of the mother
of Washington. The boat stopped nt
Alexandria for n few moments, and
while there a number of persons came
on board, and nmong them Mr. Ran
dolph, the lute Lieutenant in the Na- j
vy, who had recently been dismissed
from the service. He entered the cab
in where the President was seated nnd
engaged in reading a newspaper. He
advanced toward the President as if
to address him, and seemed to he in i
the act of drawing his glove. "Tho
President," says the account in the
(ilobr, " not knowing him, and sup
posing it was some person about to
salute him, and seeing him at some
difficulty in getting ofT his glove,
stretched out his hand toward him,
saying, 'Never mind your glove, sir.'
Randolph having then disengaged
himself from his gloves, thrust one
hand violently into the President's
face, nnd liefore ho could make use of
the other received a blow from a gen
tleman standing near by him with an
umbrella. Almost at the same time
two other gentlemen in the cabin
sprang upon him, and he was dragged
back and thrown down.
" The moment he was assaulted the
President seiated his cane, which wns
lying near him on the table, and was
forcing his way through the gentle
men who bad crowded around Ran
dolph, insisting that no man should
stand between him nnd the villain
who had insulted him ; that he would
chastise him himself. K&ndolph by
thin lima had been borne toward the
door of the cabin nod pushed through
it to the deck, lie inudo his way
through tho crowd on deck and the
wharf, being assisted, us is believed,
by some ruffian confederates, and
made his escape. lie stopped for a
few moments at a tavern in Alexan
dria, and passed on beyond the district
line. The Grand Jury, then iu ses
sion, in a few minutes found a pre
sentment against him, and the Court
issued a bench warrant. A magis
trate bad just previously issued a war
rant, but before the oflieers could ar
rest him ho was gone."
An eye-witness, writing to the llieh
tiioml Knijuirer, gives some additional
particulars, as follows: " When tho
I'resident said, "Never mind your
glove, sir,' Randolph said in a low
tone that he tamo to'take Ids revenge
by pulling his nose,'suiting the action
to the word. The I'resideut exclaim
ed in astonishment, 'What,sir! What,
sir!' Randolph on the instant was
struck by Mr. I'ottcr with an umbrella
a very severe blow, which knocked
him against the berth, ('apt. Brown
seized him and dragged him with
violence from tho I'resident and Maj.
Donaldson rushed toward the table iu
his anxiety to protect the I'resident.
It was the work of an instunt. The
I'resident exclaimed, seizing his stick,
"Ist no man interfere between me and
this personal assault; I am an old
man, but perfectly capubic of defend
ing myself against, and punishing a
dozen cowardly u-.-a.-sin*.' It is said
that a person named Thomas ap
proached the I'resident, and, tendering
his hand, observed that if he would
promise to pardon him he would mur
der the da-turd. "No, sir; I do not
wish the majesty of the laws insulted
for me. 1 am capable of defending
myself against insult."'
There was a general expression of
condemnation of the outrage upon the
I'resilient. The Administration organs
expressed themselves in strong t< rms,
hut ixtt stronger than the ease called
tin - . Hut it must l>e confessed that the
censures of the opposition press were
uttered in men-tired phrase, and not
without a|K>logetic suggestions, liven
the conservative Xatiuiwl htlelligrurer,
while condemning the act, used no
term of reproach which could wound
a sensitive nature or warrant a demand
of redress from a punctillious ob. rvcr
of tlie code of honor. It was styled a
"violent assault," and the editors "con
sidered the occurrence as oue deeply
to he lamented in every relation in
which it is considered, and in every
view which can he taken of it." This
mild censure accompanies the bare
announcement of the fact on tin- morn
ing after its occurrence. The next
day the ItUelligr w< r copies* from the
(iloir the lending facts -tated nlxive,
while three columns are devoted to a
history of the charges against Ran
dolph, and his vindication. These pa
pers an- referred to editorially as fob
lows; "We have thought that our
readers would ex|cct us to lay Ix-fure
them the history of the dismissnl of
Lieutenant Randolph from the navy.
We have accordingly done so to-day.
Without the disposition to extenuate
tar h— to justify the
violence he has since off-red
to the President on the ground of his
dismission, we must say that he has
been hardly dealt with. To an officer
of his standing and gallant rvi.-es,
if the tinding of the court of impiiry
was not satisfactory to the I'.xecuti ve,
the privilege of a trial by his js-ers fa
legal court martial) ought to have
The organ of the Nullifiers and of
Mr. Calhoun in Washington, the I 'nil
id Slain Trlrgrnjih, took no notice of
the assault, not even to publish an ac
count of it, until the 9th of May, three
•lays alter its occurrence. On that
day it spoke of the assault as "a vio
lation of the laws which no one can
justify," and a* aggravated by the
tact that it was committed on the
President on account of the manner
in which he had discharged his official
duty. "The only palliation of which
it is susceptible are the aggravating
causes which produced it. In making
up an opinion upon the act, the pecu
liar circa instances and tin- education
and opinions of Mr. Randolph should
he taken into consideration." It was
"intended to retaliate on the Presi
dent, in the only way in his |xiwcr,
the indignant and cruel injustice done
him by striking his name from the
navy list." The Telegraph states that
the citizens of Fredericksburg were so
indignant at the dismissal of Randolph
that they debated the propriety of
withdrawing the invitation extended
to (ten. Jackson to attend the corner
stone ceremony. The Telegraph says:
"We learn that Mr. Randolph left
Alexandria to attend a wedding party
in the neightmrhood, and purposes to
return and deliver himself up to the
civil authorities in a few days. The
story in the Globe about his escape is
'leather and prunella.'" This is from
the Telegraph, May !•.
The CharletUm Merrurg spoke of
the affiiir as a "necessary result" of an
"abuse of discretionary powers" to
purposes of private and personal re
The Richmond Whig, edited by
John Hampden Pleasants, one of the
most brilliant parngraphist* of the
day, revelled in fun over the affair,
and amused its readers by a chapter on
At a public dinner given to Mr,
Coke, a Virginian politician of the
Nullifiers' school, the following toast
was given: "Lieut. Robert B. Run
dolph, late of the Tinted States Navy
—may lie yet receive justice, though
at present withheld by corruption."
The dlobi: charged the Nullifiers with
uiming to break up tho Union by
bringing the Government and the
I'resident into contempt. It says:
"To attack the person of the Chief
Magistrate, we were before apprised,
was a cherished feeling with many of
them, und we do not doubt thut he
would be assassinated if they could
find a wretch reckless of life willing
to perpetrate the act."
Randolph was never brought to the
bar of justice for this outrage, and his
immunity may have emboldened Law-
I reuco two years later to attempt the
assassination of the I'resident.
M.UOK TllltOt KMOItTOVS SHADOW.
Kruin tin? rim innuti Coiuim ri l|.
Lot isvit.t.i;, duly 7. —Today came
news of the death, in Mississippi, of
Major .John R. Throckmorton, of
! Louisville, a man of leisure und of
1 style, a bachelor of !>.", a famous beau
ot a quarter of a century ago, and tin
lover of the beautiful Sallic Ward at
! the time when the bewitching South
| ern girl captured the soil of the Puri
tan Gov. Lawri'uee, of Massachusetts.
When the young bride went to Iu r
New Kugluud home, Throckmorton
followed. It is usserted thut jealousy
lof Throckmorton, which Mrs. Law
| rence was too proud to resent by ex
planation, was in reality the cause
j which led to the separation of Law
j rence and his wife. Sallic Ward came
1 back to her father's house, and a di
| vorec was granted Lawrence on the
I ground of desertion. The lady gave
no explanation. Throckmorton -till
hovered around devotedly, hut was
not rewarded by the lady's hand. She
married Dr. Hunt, and after hi- death
became the wife of a wealthy pork
man named Armstrong. When this
gentleman died, it w:is rumored that
at la-t Major Throckmorton was to be
blessed for the lifetime devotion, but
the handsome widow drives about iu
the tim -t private turnout the city af
fords, and lias paid no more attention
to the uddri 1 the Major than ill
the day- of her girlhood. The beauty
of the Kentucky belle. Sallic Ward,
made lor fame world-wide, and the
persistency with which the Major fol
lowed her gave him a certain interest
in the CM of the multitude, but it
was another woman that held him up
to the gam-of mankind, a woman who
I shadowed him more constantly than
lie haunted the pntli of tie- famous
Throckmorton was a pleasing and
frivolous man of the world when la
first met the school-girl, Kllen God
win. lb- was almut JJO years of age ;
she was L>. Her family were at least
the equal of hi-, and to an older si-tor
he had been paving attention. The
girl was impulsive, interesting, and
innocent. I b deldx rutcly ,-et to w.irk
to feign love and to gain her heart.
Having gained it, lie threw it aside
without concern and wont hi- way.
Soon after a veiled figure appeared
on the street- of Ijotiisvilh- a girli-li
form that moved silently after the
man wherever he went. She never
spoke to him, neither upbraided nor
reviled. When be entered the hotel
she stood at the door ; when he emerg
ed from hi- clubhouse she was waiting.
In New York, in New Orleans, she
was at hi- side, phantom-like. 11••
jocularly spoke of her to his friends
a- his "Hell's I b light.''
Ten years pas-cd. Her old friends
decided her eru/v for keeping the
Fifteen years rolled round, the po
lice knew her, they watched her taith
fully, as some harmless, demented
thing, and passed her from beat to
beat, a- she ploughed her way home
ward in the wee sma' hours of the
stormy night. No human ever offered
her harm or insult, although she often
stood all night before the places where
her guilty lover was hidden.
Twenty years were gone ; old friends
had died —father, mother, schoolmates.
Her hair had thinned nnd whitened ;
her form stooped, a cough sounded
hollow ly on the air ; her step was more
feeble ; yet none the less it traek<-d a
portly, grayhaired, fashionably attired
man from mansion to mansion on
New Year's Day, from theatre and
club room, night after night.
Twenty-three years passed, l'.von
| the little children grew to know the
plain, shabby, black-rolied woman, and
j tiny fingers pointed at Throckmorton's
ghost. Young girls looked wonder
ingly after her ns she passed them
silently. Wives sighed or smiled pity
ingly—they were so secure and shel
tered —when her garments brushed
their own. Mothers grasped their
girls more closely—suppose this wo
man's wrong should be the fate of
their sweet daughter in the days to
come. 8o for twenty-three years, tho
phantom, silent, certain, dogged the
l>otrayer's steps. At last friends of
his hail her arrested as a lunatic, and,
through their misguided precaution,
the man and woman were brought
face to face iu the court room at Isiuis
villo. Then it was that all the city
woke up to the knowledge that this
woman was neither crazy nor a fool.
Her language was eloquent, her man
ner refined, her face firm. The whole
sad story of her life was told —her
vow to follow him until tho hour of
retribution, her persistent watching,
her silence and revcugc. Before the
woman he had wronged Throckmor
ton nuailed, and his bravado was not
equal to the cross-questioning to which
be was exposed. At last one evening
as I was walking on Jefferson street,
near the Court House, a great shout
ascended ; cheer alter cheer went up.
1 lie old ( ourt House rang with ap
plause. Men threw up their hate.
Lib II Godwin was acquitted, and
Throckmorton's ghost was laid ; for
the woman, having brought him to
the bar and having told the story of
his perfidy, said that her work was
done ami she would haunt him no
i hroekiiiortoii, conscious of his
guilt, had refraiucd from arresting
her, greatly a- she annoyed him, dur
ing all the twi-nty.three years, and the
story would have been untold, und
she would have lived and died, re
garded by tin present generation as a
motiomtiiiaie, had not the gallant Ma
jor's friends interposed their well*
incaning blunder. There never was a
trial in the city that equalled this in
interest. At its close the entire room
was filled with shouts, which those
outside took up, until the whole city
rang with the new- of the vindication.
'I lie jurors crowded around and shook
hand with tin- accused, and person*
who for years had passed her without
recognition usked pardon of their old
After the trial, my friends tell me
that Lllen Godwin never iu any way
noticed or spoke of Major Throck
morton. A time spent in retirement,
and then the desire seemed to awaken
in this blighted heart to know and
feel some of the happy things of life,
from which she had debarred herself.
II-r shabby black was laid aside;
plain clothing, but the richest, took its
place; study, books, and music tilled
the day*. One day tin- guests at the
Gait House saw an clcguutly dressed
lady enter the dining room with Mr*.
Gen. I'reston. This beautiful lady
paid her friend every attention, and
poor Lllen Godwin awakened wonder
atre-h by her ca " iu the new |>osition.
Hie boarded some time ut the Gall
House, and tin n traveled for a while.
But the purpose that had kept her up
so long wa- now lucking, and she sank
gradually trom earth, until, u few
years after lu r artaignmeut, she quiet
ly passed awiiv.
It ha- been a mystery how she kept
track ot Th rock morion on hi* tours.
Some pi r-on- say sin po- --<! clair
voyant power, or eould read the mind
of bcr lover; others supposed lluf the
Mai r - laxly -< rvant, who always ac
companii-d him, gave the information.
I am told that in lu-r last da} - -In- re
gretted having tiegleeied tin beauty of
tlu- body so long. It was her desire
that at death she should IN- handsome
ly robed. The direction for .her fun
eral win left with her lawyers, and
she went to her la-t sleep iir<--e<l like
a queen, iu a Mark velvet burial robe,
with i ich lac*--, silken ho-c, and dainty
\ imrs <. IMP roit 1,11 K,
IU.SGING IIT \ rr ft *r TIN ovti THE
rix.r, • A HIGH ROOT.
I'r n llio !, .iJe ky.) il.
\Y illinui Stom -treet, a twelve-year
old s<>n "i Mr. Jame* Sionestreet, ba-1
a narrow e-rapc from a sudden and
terrible death ye-tcrday. The Ixir says
he w a-throw ing a bass- ball up against
the side of hi* lather's liou.-c, near
Hancock nnd Hampton streets, when
the ball lodged in the gutter at the
top ot the bouse. He immediately
started up to get it, getting out on the
nxf through a hatchway. The house
ha- three stories and an attic ; the nxif
is rather steep and a* the boy slowly
edged over toward the gutter he felt a
-inking at the heart. Hi* little sister
Mary wa- standing in the yard eyeing
her brother and calling out to him
every instant to come down. He
made some boastful answer and con
tinued his dangerous journey. He
reached the edge of the roof, caught a
firm hold of some projecting shingles,
and leaning over seized tho ball. Be
fore he could ari-o from his stooping
position he felt the shingles to whieh
lie was clinging giving way with him.
He clutched them nervously and la--
gan to draw himself up slowly. Sud
denly the shingles gave way and in
an instant the boy seemed to be hur
rying to instant death. The pavement
was fully thirty feet lielow, and there
seemed nothing to prevent bis being
dashed to pieces on the bricks. Just
a* he wa* rolling over the gutter be
involuntarily seized hold of it and
clung there desperately. The gutter
was an ordinary tin atfair, not very
strong ; nor was it hound lo the roof
very tightly. The sudden weight of
the boy made the tin sag down.and a
few of the fasteiiings gave way, leav
ing the hoy banging down over the
abyss, with only n broken, rotten pio-cc
of tin between hiin ami eternity.
William wa* now thoroughly aroused
to hi* danger and cried out for help.
His sister ran into the house and hap
pening to find a colored man there
told him of her brother's danger.
The man ran out and getting a long
ladder whieh was lying in the yard
put it up against the side of the
house. The boy waa now almost ex
hausted. The perspiration was run
ning down bis face in streams. His
eyes were dilated with terror nnd ex
haustion and it seemed impossible for
him to hold on until the assistance
came. The colored man ran up the
ladder nimbly. Scarcely had he
reached the top when the boy, who
could bold on no longer, dropped into
his arms. The colored man took him
dowu and when the boy reached the
ground be fainted. 110 was taken
into the house ami physicians were
summoned. Jjtml night he wan still
insensible ami it is not known how
serious his nervous injuries may prove.
A '11101(01 Oil JOH.
Judge M , a well known jurist
living near Cincinnati, was fond of re
lating this anecdote. He had once
occasion to send to the village after a
carpenter, and a sturdy young fellow
apja-ared with his tools.
"1 want this fence mended to keep
out the cattle. There are some un
plancd bourd* use them. It is out of *
sight from the house, so you need not
take time to make it a neat job. 1 will
only pay you a dollar and a half."
I lie judge went to dinner and com
ing out found the man carefully plan
ing each board. Kupposing that he
was trying to make a costly job of it,
he ordered him to nail them on at
once just as they were, ami continued
, his walk. \\ hen he returned the
hoard- were all planed and numbered
ready for nailing.
"I told you this fence was to l>e cov
ered with vines," he said angrily, "I
| do not care how it looks."
"1 do," said the carpenter, gruffly,
carefully measuring his work. \Vh< n
it was finished there was no part of the
i fence as thorough in finish.
"Ilow much do you charge?" a-ked
"A dollar and a half," said the man,
shouldering his tools.
The judge stared. "Why did vott
j spend all that lalor on that job, if not
1 for money
"For the job, sir."
"Nobody would have seen the jssor
work on it."
"Hut I should have known it was
there. No; I'll take only a dollar
and a half." And he took it ami went
Ten years afterward, the judge had
the coutraet to give for the building
of several magnificent public build
ings. There were many applicants
among master-builders, hut the face of
one caught his eye.
"It wa my man of the fence," he
said. "I knew we should have onlv
g'sui, genuine work from him. I gave
him the contract and it made a rich
mun of him."
It is a pitv that I soya were not
taught in their earliest years that the
highest success belongs only to the
man, In- he carpenter, farmer, author
<>r artist, whose work is most sincerely
and thoroughly |lonc.
A Maine Woman who knows About
from Ui B Jourmt.
A brown-faced ami pleasant-looking
woman, with a short, well-built figure
and firm step fastened a plump, !>ay
horse in front of the Boston tea store,
and tossed a molasses jug out of her
wagon. She wore a widow's veil and
shawl. "There," said a gentleman, is
"one of the most wonderful women in
the country, Mrs. <>-g<**l .f Mi not
( < ntre, the woman farmer." So when
Mrs. O-giKsl came out of the store we
"How much hay will you cut this
"Twelve or fiAc-eu tons. I've tfut
about six tons already. I commenced
mowing at 7 o'clock this morning, and
mowed most of the forenoon. I spread
thirty-five common staeks of hay, and
after dinner I got in four good one
horse loads in season to get down here
at 4 o'clock and market a lot of Iwr
"Do you cut your hay with a ma
chine or a scythe ?"
"Both ; I cau mow either way. I
have a one-horse mower."
"I)o you have any help?"
"Only w hat I get from the children.
There's a girl of 14 years ami a boy
j of 11 years who help me a little."
"Is the girl going to make a farrn
"I don't know. I want to make a
farmer of her, but she says she don't
like the idea very well."
"How much oi a farm have you ?"
"I have now about forty acres. I
have panted this year half an acre of
onions, two acres of jsitatoes, anJ
three-fourths of an acre of boars, and
sowed half an acre of oats. I have
done all the work myself. I have run
the farm five year*, and I haven't
paid out a rent, not oue cent, for help,
and 1 ain't going to, either. Last
winter I went down in the woods ami
cut ami teamed out ten cords of cord
"Does your farm pay well V
"Yes, it's beginning to iiay pretty
well now. It was all run down when
! I came there and commenced work.
It only cut hay enough for a cow and
a horse. Now it cuts twelve Urns.
Sec the difference? I have dug out *
the rocks and leveled off the fields
with my own hands, so I fhan't be
thrown out when I ride my mowing
machine. I keep two cows, a burs®-
and a lot of sheep, and there are a lot
of hens running around."
Mrs. Osgood is a woman who finds
time between the planting her acres of
potatoes anil onions, mowing a doxcrtß
tons of hay, chopping ten eorda of
wood in snow knee deep, and all the
hard work of running a forty
farm, to take rare of the milk of twofl
cows, make butter and bread, and
all the kneading, cooking and
on buttons for a family of children.
TIIK moment a man begin* to rise
above hi* fellow* he become* a mark
for their missiles.