Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, November 17, 1859, Image 1

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Thursday Morning, November 17,1859.
Heap high the farmer's wintry hoard!
Heap high the golden corn !
So richer gift has Autumn poured
From out her lavish horn.
Let other lands exulting glean
The apple from the pine.
The orange front the glossy green.
The cluster from the vine :
We better love the hardy gift
Our rugged vales bestow ;
To cheer us when the storm shall drift
Our harvest fields with snow.
When spring-time came with flower and bud,
And grassy green, and young
And merry bob'links, in the wood,
I ike mad musicians sung,
We dropped the seed o'erhitl and plain,
Beneath the sun of May.
And frightened from our sprouting grain
The robber crows away.
Ail through the long bright days of June,
Its leaves grew thin and fair.
And waves in hot mid-summer's noon
Its soft and yellow hair.
And now, when Autumn's moonlit eves,
Its harvest time has come.
We pluck away the frosted leaves,
And bear the treasures home.
There, richer than the fabled gift
Of golden showers of old,
Fair hands the broken grain shall sift,
And knead its rneai of gold.
Let vapid idlers 101 l in silk
Around their costly board—
Give us the bowl of mush and milk,
By hoiuespun beauty poured.
Where'er the wide old kitchen hearth
Sends up its smoky curls,
Who will not thank the kindly earth.
And bless our corn-fed girls.
l>et earth withhold her goodly root.
Let mildew blight the rye.
Give to the worm the orchard's fruit,
The wheat field to the fly.
But let the good old crop adorn
The hills our fathers trod :
Still let us for His golden corn
.-*nd up our thanks to God!
[For the Reporter.]
" Democratic Thunder."
The Democracy have at last got " some
thunder." The mountain is laboring, and will
bring forth its accustomed mouse, unless there
be a re-action and the monse tnrn riut to be a
genuine Democratic Border ltuffian. John
Brown in his foolish attempt at insurrection,
has raised a little cloud for Democracy which
it has been wishing for and trying to got up,
for a long time. The machine is worked with
the usual vigor—show of principle and truth
fulness—that characterize the work of the
" old feilow " who tends the Democratic en
gine. But with all the snorting, puffing, blow
ing and usnal Democratic scare-crowing and
U uioa saving of his cloven footed tinjcsly, us
no go. The cloud is too small to get much
thunder out of —with all the steam let on. —
The attempt reminds me of an anecdote o: au
old fellow, whose great forte in summer tuue,
was to have a thunder-shower come up, so he
could not work at hay, and thus get a plny
spell. lie was therefore intent on watching
every thnndcr clond that came np, as ranch as
the Democracy of the present day, are intent
iu watching every little abolition speck that
appears within the horizon of Slavery. One
day the old fellow came ont from his dinner,
and heart! a slight rumbling sound ike t'mil
der, went round the corner of the house, look
ed up at the sky, discovered but a small clond,
and broke out in the following manner : "\\ a.i',
if I could'nt thunder out of a bigger cloud
than that, I wouldn't thunder at ail." There
is about as much sense ia that, as in the at
tempt of the Democratic party to make politi
cal capital out of the recent affair at Harper's
Ferry. With all of the handling of Brown
papers they fail to implicate, in truth, any
Republican, in the attempted iusnrrection. —
The fact that the Republican party have al
ways taken decided grounds against any posi
tive interference with slavery in the States
where it exists by local law. ought to satisfy
every homest man as to their real position.—
There is, however, a moral in the affair* at
Harper a Ferry, the Democratic party might
well profit by. If Slavery be so dangerous a
machine that it is ready to explode at the
slightest touch, and endanger the peace and
prosperity of a great country like ours, why
seek to perpetuate it ? Why claim the right
for it to spread over all our free territory ?
Why be continually striving by fair means or
foul [and especially the latter) to spread it
over every foot of free-soil, that may by pos
sibility be made, pecuniarily and politically,
available for it ? Why strain every nerve to
get Cuba, Mexico, and a!! the available -lave
territory adjacent to us, if Slavery be so read
iiy aet oo fire and biowu up by every little
match of a mad man, who may have sworn
vengeance against its many iniquities ? These
are grave questions, which the people renuire
the Democratic party to answer satisfactorily,
| before they will release it from the fearful re
! spoosibility it has tukeu upon itself. The peo
ple are determined to know if our government
is to become but a mere machine to work out
the behests of Slavery. Before the Democ
racy make too much noise out of the little
thunder cloud at Harper's Ferry, let tliern in
quire if it be no crime to conspire against free
dom ? Was it no crime to organize Blue
i Ledges, with the avowed object of treason,
with a Democratic President of the United
States Senate at the head, get together an
army of ruffians, take possession of the gov
erument Arsenal, seize the arms of warfare
thereof, march into a free territory, drive peace
ful citizens from the polls, seize ballot-boxes
and destroy them, mnrder those citizen-, out
rage the persous of their wives and daughters,
pillage their property, burudown their houses,
and all because those citizens loved freedom
better than slavery. No Republican ju-tiGes
the fool-hardy actiou of John Brown and ids
j followers, but while we are condemning him,
I let us look a little to the cause of his madness
What power was it that caused the murder of
his sons, burned down his home, and drove him
; into his acts of madness ? The same power
that committed the- great catalogue cf crimes
against Kansas, which have blaekeued our
national honor for the test five years, and made
Democracy a by-word and reproach. The
same power (hat gets up filibustering expedi
tions, violating our neutrality laws, going
through with a luock trial of the effeudtrs and
always acquitting them. The same power that
advocates the re opening of the African Slave
Trade. The same power that strikes dowu
an honored Senator in his place in the recnate
! chamber, and murders another Senator on its
chosen fitbl of honor. Let the Democracy
ponder these things well, before they grind too
much noise out of their little thuud r.
GLACIERS. —In the preparation of the earth
for the occupation of the human family, phys
ical cau-es of great energy, and acting during
• long periods of time were, donbtless, required;
j but it is a problem yet unsolved whether,
these periods amounted to the millions of year*
required by the geologist, or w t re of much
shorter duration, owing to the operations > f
laws different from those now iu actiou, or to
quicker and more energetic processes thuu
those which we now witness.
During the 6000 years which have nearly
elapsed since the creation ot ruan, the n- ivers i!
deluge is the oulv grand event which could
have greatly modified the generei surface of
the earth ; but since that time j-owerful agents
have been in operation, and great change
have been effected in different parts of ti.
globe. Floods of vast extent, as we !. i i
else* here occasion to remark, rushii g from
ocean or from the bowe.s of the earth, h. v
swept over its surface, carrying with them ti
soil and the blocks of stone over which t • v
passed, and grinding aud polishing the ro kt
which they kid bare. Successions of nighty
forests have flouri-hed and decayed on tin
same c }>ot. leaving beneath -trota of root- t
the fourth and fifth generation. Ti.e ia
! have, in some regions, quitted (heir Dative
beds ; and, iu others, invade 1 a J d str -yc J
the fields and habitation of man. Ida.. 1- have
riet-n and disappeared in tl.e ocean. La
quakes hare shaken or overturned the
iest U l . ric.s of human wisdom, shattered we;
the mountuiu crests, aud dis ocatii g lite >< i. .
pavement of the giol>e. The everlasting hiii>
have risen above their native level, and litr i
up from the ocean the very sea-beach which
it has formed. Volcanoes hare buried wh<
-ities VKlef their abfs. anl (Vftltd With
"... r Lure..tig lava the productive fields within '
it.- reach. Kxter.sive takes have ; ired our
their couUnts. and reeoreltd upon Uuiranci
-iiore> ttMNfM of the win is aud waves
Huge masses of rocks have been transported
froui their mountain erases to v*t distances n
the p'ain* below J and that element, with
whose dnohfihf power We are all Ite
seems to hare once ext rted a r re trptu ndvj
• i rjrf when it fell In avalanches of sh w ftwn
it- mountain home, and ia the far iof ....■ !• r#
dt roaded our valleys with slackcuiqg pace
but increasing power—grinding the g'tiaic
hanks which embraced ii—rTU-blag tlw latest
trunks that opposed it — out ery.-t;.
hue pinnacles huge biocksot" stone, and carry
ing them aioug its glassy viaduct over valleys
now smiling with lakes, and luxuriant
with vegetation.— -V ->h ftrilish fterteur-
Lacoiirrß.—Laughter is as healthful to the
body as gladness to tin? mind : and there is
not a more beautiful speetacie titan a 5i:,...: g
face, when yon know it is a tru n.dex of the
son! within. We do not speak of that species
of id'oric laughter which is sure to to! w the
exhrhirion of an low trick, or the utterance of
any course j-:-t ; but that genial outlur-t ti at
enlivens the social circle when men, like !r :e
philosophers, f rgot their pa.-l cares, a . put
off till the morrow allapprtueas.ons rcgaraog
' the future.
A r.tivTF.n's FAXO.—A story is : re! of
the Dutch pe. uter H.imskcrk, who died about
16-22, that he left by his will a sum of money
yearly as a dowry for one young girl cf h.s
native village, ou COUutL-m that, ou the uuy
before her marriage, she and ii?r.'a;ur;
band should da we opou uis grave 1 l'uit
' condiuoa was complied with for several years
An ontami red character L- cf vastly
more importance tkaa pc-Lsued boots.
Iter lienor and v f r?se are the rh.e: aiora
aieots of character.
: Gilbert Ainslie was a poor man ; and he
- had been a poor man all the days of his life,
. which were not tew, fur his thin hair was now
waxing gray. He bad been boru and bred on
the small moorland farm which he now occu
' j pied ; and he hoped to die there, as his father
' ' and grandfather had done before him, leaving
I a family just above the more bitter wants of
the world. Labor, hard aud unremitting, bad
been his lot in life ; but though sometimes
severely tried, he had never repined; and
through all the mist and gloom, and even the
; storms that had assailed him, he had lived on
from year to year in that calm and resigned
contentment which unconsciously cheers the
hearthstone of the blameless poor. With his
own hands he had ploughed, reaped, and sowed
hi* often scanty harvest, assisted, as they grew
i up, by three sons, who, even in boyhood, were
happy to work along with their latiier in the
field. Out of door or iu. Gilbert Ainslie was j
never idle. The spade, the shears, the plough
shaft, the sickle, aud the flail, ui! came readily
to hands that grasped them well; and not a
morsel of food was eaten under his roof, or a
garment wore there, that was not honestly,
severely, nobly earned. Gilbert Aim-lie was
a slave, but it was fur them he loved with a
sober and deep aflVetiou. The thraldom nn- !
der which he lived, God had imposed, and it
only served to give his character a shade of si
lent gravity, but not austere; to make his
smiles fewer, Imt more heartfelt ; to claim his
sonl at grace before and after meals ; and to
kindle it iu the morning and evening prayer.
Tuere is no need to tell the character of the
j wife of ,-ucha man. Meek and thoughtful, yet
gladsome and gay withal, her heaven was in
her house ; and the gentler and weaker hands
helped to bar the door against want. Ot ten
children that had beeu boru to them, they had
lost three : and as they had clothed, fed and
educated theui respectably, so did they give
them who died a respectable funeral. The
living did not grudge to give op, for a while,
some of their daily comforts for the sake of
the dead ; and bought with the little snots
which their industry had saved, decent mourn
ing, worn on the Sabbath, and then carefully
! laid by. Of the seven that survived, two
sons were farm-servants in the neighborhood,
while three daughters and two sons remained
at hoig?, groyviug up a small, happy, hard
working household.
Many cottages are there in Scotland
i Moss side, and many such humble and virtuous
cottagers ns were now beneath its roof of
straw. The eye of the pa-sing traveller may
m irk them, or mark them not, but they stand
peacefully iu thousands over ail the land ; aud
most beautiful do they make it, through all its
wide valleys and narrow glens—its low holms,
encircled by the rocky walls of --ortre noi nv >
burn —its gtetu mounts, Hater! with their lit
tle crowning groves of plau.-tree-—its yellow
com-li' ds —its bare pastoral hdi sides, aud .J!
iita.'.i.y motts, on v, ..u-e tack ! *.. ;.i de
i shilling, or concealeq, gfades of excessive ver
dure. inhabited hv flowers, and v;< : fed oidv bv
the far-hying bies. Moss-side not beau
tiful to a careless or hasty eye ; but when
lock- d ou and surveyed, it secured a pkaseut
dwellii g. Its roof, over-grown wit •gi as aud .
m >-s. almost as green as the ground out of
which i - weather-stained walls apjaenred to
grow. The moss behind it was separated •
fr in a 1 lie garoec by a narrow atrip of
ara ! le ! i the dark color ui' w ..,. h -huwed
that it b >1 bteu won from tire- wild by patUui
industry, and by path I istry re-tain-d Ii ;
required a bright sunny tlcy to make Mo*- i
-idc fair : but then it was fair indeed ; ami
when itie iitiie browu oiuoriund uir.- were'
lhar short song- amung the rashes !
I and the luatlc-r, or a L:k, perhaps, land 1
th'thT f>v some green barley field for i** un
dMnrbcd nest, r se singing all WWtltet
livei.ed sol.tuoe, me hitie uicuk farm smiled
tike luc imnliwsl J-ovcrty, .-au aud affecting ;
iu its !>v _• and extrc re .- u| tc'.y. liiel •y
--! aad girl- hid u:a-le c plots of flowers I
um : the N get.', -i- * t at the l'ttle garden '
supplied for their homely nre u* ; pinks aad |
car: viton*. I foug : fr- n wall- 1 par b-ns oi
rich men further down in ihe (aiiivattd
stralb, grew here with so diminUhcd
it autv iu the m u-i uf u .t m 'C.anu ; and
:! *:vc!' cf rs s, m :y 1 well with fhat of the j
clover, ti. • bct.n' G.l, fa r el -ver. thnt b>ves
t!ie -ail and dH air of SeaaJmd, and gives ibc
rich aud balmy aiiik to (he pO'or man's iqi*.
In thi.s cotioge, ti ;. s ye-. g> st c.. .-i
a girl —l it nine year? I" age, h i nn laying
for a vutk in a fev-r. It w.- w re... I\\
erening and the ninth dy of the -; < • <•
W;vs she to live or die f 11 reemed as if a very
tew hours were between the innocent creature
wi.d lit. area. All the sya.i toms were tSi -o of j
approaching death. Ipa: ts k;.*.w wt .
the go that come over the human face,
whether it be in infancy, youth, or prirac. iu-t |
leforo the dc;vartnre ! the *i- : rit : and tstl.- v
stoo.i together by Margaret's bed. it sectaed
' to tLvlu that the fatal sb-vdow had fatten u|>on |
Margaret's feat.- - - T.e .-urgcou of ; . par
I-h live-! some n * di-tant, I:*;h y exj •-
ted him ROW every n a- d many a wish •
f,.' ;.A)k was directo! ov tearful eyes along the
m.ior. T e dasghtcr. who was out at ;rvi
cam-' anxiously ho s .ic on tiiis ii caf. the o: -•
one that could be allowed her. for the poor
mast work in their grief, ar.J their servants
must dothtir doty to those wlio-c bread tfrrv
cat. even when Nature is sick — -JCK at heart
Another of the daughters came in from the
potato? field bey. ud the bra\ with woat was !
lobe their frugal supper. Ttse caim. nutse
less sp.rit of life was in aud around the bouse,
while death seemed deal ng w in ooe who. a
! few days ago. was like light ujon tie floor. J
and the sound of music that always breathed ;
np when nuvt wanted : glad and joyous ic |
aumnioa talk—swec - . silvery, or moaruful,when i
it joiued ia hyma or psalm. Ou? after the ,
i oth- r. they continaei goitg up to the bedside,
! ucd toea sbbng or siient, to see
I their xerrr litri? ?i*ter. who ased to keep di-
cing oil day like a butterfly in a meadow, oi
like a butterfly with shut wings on a flower
trifling for a while in the silence of her joy
now tu.s.-ing restlessly on her bed, and scarce
!y sensible of the words of endearment whis
pered uroiKid her, or the kisses dropt with
tears, in spite of themselves, ou her turning
L'tter poverty often kills the affections ; but
a deep, constant, and common feeling of this
world's hardships, and an equal participation
in all those struggles by which they may be
i softened, unite husband aud wife, parent and
child, brothers and sister, iu thoughtful and
! subdued tenderness, making them happy in
deed, while the circle round the fire is unbro
ken, and yet preparing them everv dav to
bear the separation, when some one or other
is taken slowly or suddenly away. Their
*ouls are not moved by fits and starts, although
Indeed, nature will sometimes wrestle with ne
oeity ; and there is a wise moderation both
in the jov and the grief of the intelligent poor,
which keep lasting trouble away from their
arthly lot, and prepares them silently aud
unconsciously for Heaven.
*' Do you tliyik the child is dying?'" said
Gilbert with a calm voice to the surgeon, who
on his wearied horse, had just arrived from
another sick-bed, over the misty range of
hills ; ami had been looking steadfastly for
some minutes on the little patient. The hu
mane man krtew the family well in the midst
of whom he was standing, and replied—
" While there is life there is hope ; but mv
pretty little Margaret is, I fear, iu the last ex
tremity." There was no loud lamentation at
these words ; all had before known,though thev
would not confess it to themselves, wha. thev
now were told ; and though the certainty
that was iu the words of the skilful man, made
their hearts beat for a while with sicker throb
bing?, made their pale faces even paler, and
brought out from some eyes a gush of tears :
yet death had been before in this house, and
iu this ca*e he came, as he always docs, in
awe, hot not in terror. There were wander
ing, and wavering and dreamy delirious phan
tasies in the brain of the innocent child ; but
th • few words she indistinctly uttered were
affecting, not rendring to the heart, for itwas
plain that she thought herself herding her
sheep i i the green silent pastures, and sitting
wrapped in her plaid upon the lawn and
sunny side of the Birk-knowe. J-hewastx)
much exhausted —there was too little life —too
little breath in her heart, to frame a tune :
but MJiue of her wurds seemed to l>e from fa
vorite old songs ; and at last her mother wept,
und turned aside ler face, \v.heo the child,
vv! oce b!u£ eyes were shut, and her lips almost
stiil. ! reathed out these lines of the beautiful
twenty-third psalm :
The L rd's mjr Shepherd. I'll n< t waul,
II make- me ii-.. :. Ue
In ;>.i-tur< < green : h le-deth me
The (iuiet waters by.
The child was now left with none but the
mot be i* 1 y thebtd.-ide. fori: was oa id to be best
o : a: 1 Gilbert and his family sat down room!
the ki'chen fire, for sib rce. In about
a quarter of an hour they began to ri-ecalmly
and to go each to his allotted work. One of
the daughters went forth with the pail to im.k
e cow, as'J another b g..u to x t out the i. le
in the middle . f the f! r for supper, covering
it with a whole cloth. Gilbert viewed the
usual household arrangements with a solemn
and uutroubled eye ; and fhere were almost
, the taint light of a grat-ful -mile on hi-ohecek
a-be said to the worthy surgeon, "You will
partake of our fare after your day's trouble aud
toil of humanity.'' In a -h >rt. sdent half hour
tli ■ }K)iatoes and cutcakes. butter and milk,
, Wc-rc on tne loard ; and Gilbert lifted up Lis
t ii-hardeufcil, but manly hand, with a slow
j mothm, at which the room was as hushed as
; if it had Wen empty, closed bis eves in rever
, enee, and ask- >i a bless ng. There wn a lit
tle ctool, on which no one the old mau's
s.Je. It Lad Ux-a put titer? unwittingly,when
the other seats were all placed in their usual
I older : but the g Iden head that was wont to
r-e at 'bat |art of the table, wss now tflct
i mg. Tuere was - lenct—not a word was said
! —their ureal was before tLtin—Gud had beeu
".Lai kt d, ai d they begau to ea.
M I*ii? they if<re at their silent meal,a borse
i . i on :ie gai litglitg to the door, ai d. with a
load vi ice. called out that he had been wot
expr?-* with a letter to G.lbert Aiitsle, "at the
ciujc t.nie rudely, and with an oath, demaud
j ing a draiu fur In- trouble. The eldest - a.a
.d t ?i_.tte?n, t.- .;• .\ -• .z I iuC hi 1 It -
or>e. am! tarnt i 1- head awav from the ,-p
j The rHier. somewhat al.*.rm>.d at the floihed
face sf the puwerfnl stripiing, threw d'<wn the
icttev. ami roue off. Gilbert teak the letter
IN A..-SOO> iiand, casting at the same t.uie,
I a lialf-upbraidti.g hx>k on Lis face, th,.: was
re- iroir.g to it- f rmere< lor. " I fear-d," -aid
•he rcj-h. with a tear in his eye. " I feared
: that tli? brute's vo ce, and The tramplingc>f th"
norse's feet, would have oisturoed Her " ti 1-
o?rt held the letter he.- tatmg.y ia Lis iia.d,
• a< if afraid, at the n: inent to read it ; at
! length he *aid aioad t > the surgeon," you ki. v
that I am a po r mar. debt, if justly ii--urrr-d
*ni puactaaily ps;rt when due. i nodis'jon." r."*
Ilfulit hi Land and ires v>ice shock j-ngLiiy as
he .-[f .-ve ; i ut Le • peueii ihe letter fr> rei the
tewjer and read it iu sileßce. At this moment
1 his wife came from his child's bedside.arni Soolt
eg anxtCTjdv at her be*' scd. to d Urn " r*? to
mad atfout the money—that DO uian who knew wouli arrest hi.- goods or put hun .mo
priooa ; though, dear oic. it is crr."l to l? pal
iu .t thus when oar owu baira i- dying, a :
wheu, if so be the Lords will she should hive
t decent burial. po<--r inroreen*, hke them
went before ber* Gilbert coitrurd read
ing tae iett T with a lac? onwLicu noemo
i.ure COUTU be ut covered, and trieii. .•
j up, he gave it to L.s wife ; toil h?r s. e a ght
read if if she chose, a:.J then j ..: it iu b - ; -k
•n the room, be* ie the jkw. dear bai:r She
| took it from hioi wubuut reaaing u. audcrash
•ed it into her bo-oui ; for larotng her ear
tow&rds her caiid and Uunking she htaru it
stir, raa oat hastily to its bedside
Another hoar of trial psst. and the ci :f d
wa st:'.; swiajjing for its '.ft Tr. c very
>r knew there was grief in the house, and lay
r, without stirring, as if hiding themselves,below
r, i the long table at the window. One sister sat
with an unfinished gown on her knees,that she
Lad been sewing for the dear child, and still
h continued at the bopeiess work, she scarcely
L r knew why ; and otten, often, putting tip her
hand to wipe away a tear. " What is that?"
t said the old man to his eldest daughter, "what
s is that you are layiug on the shelf?"' She
n could scarcely reply that it was a riband and
e an ivory comb she had brought for little Mar
j gnret, against the night of the dancing-school
] ball. And, at th"e words, the father could
- not restrain a long deep, and bitter groan, at
i. which the boy nearest :n age to his dying sister
t ooked up weeping in his face, and letting the
r tattered book of old ballads, which he had been
■ poring on but not reading, falloutof his bauds
, - he rose from his seat, ami, going into his fnth
. er's bosom, kissed him, and asked God to bless
, him ; for the holy heart of the boy was moved
within him ; and the old man as he embraced
r him, felt that, in his innocence and simplicity,
j he was indeed a comforter. " The Lord giveth
and the Lord taketh away," said the old tnan ;
] "blessed be the name of the Lord."
) The outer door gently opened, and he,whose
, presence had in former years brought peace
f and resignation hitln-r, when their hearts bad
. been tried, even as they now w. re tried, stood
before them. On the night before the Sab-
Lath. the minister of Aucliindown never left
. Ins Manse, except as now, tu vi-it the sick and
. dying bed. Scarcely could Gilbert reply to
his first question about bis child, when the sur
t gcon came from the bed-room, end said "Mar
- graet seems lifted tip by (rod's hand above death
r and tire grave ; I think she will recover She
j has fallen asleep ; and when she wakes I hojje
,j —I believe—that the danger will be past,and
. that your child wiil live."
i 1 They were all prepared for death :now thev
: were found unprepared for life. One wept
i that had till then locked up all her tears with
in her heart ; another pave a short palpitating
- shriek : and the tender hearted Label,who had
- nnrsed the child when it was a baby, fainted
away. The youngest brother gave way to
1 1 gladsome smiles : and, calling ont his dog
Hector, who used to sport with him and his
little sister on the moor, he told the tidings to
the dnmb irrational creature, whose eves, it is
j certain, sparkled with a sort of jov. The
clock, for some days, had been prevented from
1 striking the hours : but the silent finger.- point
; ed to the hoor of nine : and that, in the cot
tage of Gilbert Aioselie, was the stated hour
,j of family worship. li;s own honored minister
took the book :
He waled n portion with judicious rare :
.And. let c* worship lod. he w;th solemn air.
A chapter was read—a prnver said : and so
too, was sung a psalm ; but it was sung low,
j and with suppressed voices, lest iie child's
I saving sleep might be broken ; and now and
r hen the fecial? voices tretnM j d or some one
j of them ceased altogether : for there had i>een
i | tribulation and anguish, and now hope aad were tried in the joy of thank-giving.
The child still slept : and i's sben seemed
more sound at. I d ep. It appeared almo-**
certain that the cri-is was over, and that the
hover was not to fade. "Ch Idreu." said Gil
bert, "our happiness is in the love we bear to
' one another : and our doty Is in submitting to
I and serving God Gracious, indeed, has IMP
been unto ns. Is not the recovery of oar lit
tle darling, dancing, singing Margrct. wortu
all the gold that ever was mined ? If we Lad
I i thousands of i!. usan v lid we not L ive
• i tiih-i up her grave with the vorthlmdraß of
, ; gold rather than that she should have gone
; <1 'wa there with htr sweet fa■•& and ail her
| rosy smilesV Ikere was r.o reply, but a joyful
J sobbing all over the room.
- I " Never tnind the letter nor the debt,
- father,* said the eldest daoghti r "We Lave
i j all -nme little things of our own, a few pool ds
'<■ ' ,Tl d we shall be aide to rai>e a- mocha- wi'J
! j keep arrest and pr : son at a distance :o if they
•• j do take our fun itnre out of thehniie, all i x
- ! crt Margaret's bM, who ceres? We ■ 8
I sleep on the floor: and there are no'atces in
i the field, cud clear water in the -[.ring—*e
need fear nothing, want nothing : ble-:ed l>
God foraii his mercies."
i Gilbert wem into the sick rvm. and got
the letter from hie wife who w* s tting a'
. ; need of the lied. ntcUdl with a kltss
. od beyond ail buss the aims rid regular r .r -
I .rgs of Lor cLiki. " His Inter," s-iu be,auki
, It, "is not from a Lard creditor : cor win
me while I read it aloud to i r t 1<;. "
Ite .etter read #:<md. wud it wr.s wej fit
. tad UMiifttM pleasure ana Ml -f-.ct.on f,..
• i the dwelling of poverty. It was from an <
j ' eator to t.e w,u of a di-iant reia re, wboh]
. left G.iberi At ndie XIK). •• The -am," -I4
1 Gilbert. "is a large on- to folks like ns. bat
> not. I hop*. brg- em" gto tsr i < - 5 a
. Of UIHnC U- tl.:.< CMU-eiVvS .... a
. j It wiil do more, far more, thu pot m : ia riv
ab ve Ie *• ."id at I LeOv-re taut it:.
; it I uiay boy tiii-s very tarui 00 which my Iturw |
' ithvrs h .v. j. i,<-d. Bat God, whose pr -v.-
| (fence Xas rest tins ttr..p -cal hlmuu, iua. he :
• ; send us wisdom and prudence how to ne it, |
; -nd huiab.e anu grateful hearts to us all.
: • '* iou w:!l be a ie to >< nl me to -cht I aii
the year round now. f rS. <r.d the voting" I
boy. " Ai.d y a may Gte t ui! *o v ;
' - r. Ip •• •• • j
1 hold the plough !, foe voa draw a straight* i
> larrow ti.a.i a:.y of oa ; but bard work fn.
' ytuag siriews ; and you :a y sil now in
JJ w •nD-ehtfff by the ;u;le. \oi woi r..t ;
i. Ed to rise cow ia tie n.rk. e ,<i a.. i >.■,_% ,
i winter morninjjw, and keep thresliing cora in j
• the barn for hoars by candlelight before the
• late dawn : g."
l There was ;iccce. g!adr->s, r.-d .-orrrw,r.-.d
bo* tittle fl'°ep : n Moss sice, b<:twer"i j
; r re r..'w cut in ;
tboeaade, e'ear, bright and spark'lrg over the
- unclouded sky Tl.owe who had lain down for
r an hoar or two :a bed c>id scarcely be said
: to have slept : and when a boa t little
Margaret awoke an altered creatnre. r>i>
1 iaOgßtd. acd inaole le tarn be.sei: oo L-.
.oe-.y brG.Outsta giex~..ngtahere;ree.meory
VOL. XX. —No. y4.
in her roiud, affection in her heart,and coolness
in all her reins, a happy group were watching
the first faint smile that broke over her
features ; and never did one who stood there
forget thc.t Sabbath morning, on which she
seemed to look round upon them nil with a
gaze of fair and sweet bewilderment, like one
half conscious ol having been rescued from the
of the grave.
Where Old Clothes Go.
Th" writer of " Flemish Interiors," has just
published a work in London in three volumes.
entitled " Realities of Paris Life." As the
title indicates, the work relates to matters of
fact concerning the manners and institutions of
the ear capital. He describes the old dot Aft
reef n of Paris more in detail than most writers,
and furnishes the following information con
cerning the destination of the immense quanti
ties of cast off apparel collected in France :
Old ecclesiastical vestments are always wel
come in Brazil, where uriests are numerous,
and richer articles of this description are dis
posed of in Peru and Chili. All their old
headgear, and heaven knows what must be the
quantity, i* forward to St. Domingo ; the
blacks are exceedingly proud of a European
hat, especially a white one. They wear them
with an independence of taste which renders
them exceedingly indnlgcnt as to the form they
may have acquired. Of French practices they
have only retained that of wearing hats, and
it is to be regretted that it never occurs to
them to make them, as do their former masters
a medium for demonstrations of politeness.—
Perhaps they may acquire the custom one day.
As for shoes and boots, they make the best
of their way to California, they are transmit
ted by thousands of pairs to those auriferous
regions where millionaires, it would seem,have
not shoes to their feet, u . iike this hemisphere,
w here those who go barefoot are usually any
thing but millionaires. Apropos de bottes, we
were once told that the difference between the
Emperor of and a beggar was, that
while the former issues manifestoes, the latter
moi. ijf-h tees without his shoes. We recom
mend that this ingenious ditiuctioti be com
luui cateti to the Caiiforuians with the next
cargo. O d shirts, it would seem, remain at
tochcf! to the soil, and whenever a solution of
continuity t-k s place in their component parts
after an neq l ui.tance with the crotchet and
the tiotte, 'iiev pass through the mill, to reap
pear—rejuv eat. d i.kethe dry bones of (Eson
from Medea's caldron—tn the form of those el
egant albums wh •. h-corate the boadior-tables
of nor belles, or win the guise of a rose-col
orcu an! perfumed billet presented to their
dainty fingers on a stiver salver. Fortunately
i s vnri.; ;s transmigrations are uot revealed to
them !
Ladies' cast off garments hare a brisk sale
in iiindostan. The fasnions, to be sure, are
-eroewhat antiquated : " but pnrmi fes arrurtes
.. . I reus f td roief and a cat which appeared
four yciirs -.go in Par s, is as elegant wit
tii .se who see it for the first time as it was
to the Partialis then. Cou-eqnent!y, the wives
of a countiess number of petty employees in
AT. Ira- ami Calcutta eagerly compete for the
first :n finery. After all
-:i!y nn exchange : India seoJs to Purls
its old Caahrueres ; Paris send* to ludia its
old gow us. \Y e are inclined to ask, " Why
coaU not each re>t content with its own T*
Jamaica and the Phiiip{Mues are insatiable m
demand- for old Kronen gloves—cleaned
and scented, of course. Wiil it be believed
ti. it 6.000,000 pairs are anuailj shipped for
these facile customers ?
ft ti io.vs.—The whole Xorth
American coatment baa only thirty-six mil-
Ton-: of inhabit hardly as much as France
an Am-'- a. T mwhvleof Centra! and Sooth
Aw i 'ms only twenty-three millions ; less,
tSen. t' an It ..y European Russia, with its
six'y mii lions, has as many inhabitants as
Andrea, Austria, and Polynesia together.
>1 re tropic lire in London than iu Australia
an! P. 'vnes'i. China Pi *.jcr has more inhabi
tant* than America, Australia and Africa to
•ge her ; end India hue nearly three time; as
many inhabitants as the whole of the New
I. 1 !i" re-' . i, that our planet bears
I,'i"*? •:> '"markir.J, of which nm total
.'. J mlltoiH Ivc'i ::g to the MwpiHiß, 3'*f>
million? to the C nca<ian, 200 OK llions to the
■*; i ivin 100 mil:: -to the Ethiopian, ai.J
r on tit'c A veri.-v race. Divided ac
' . g *o t ! -;r •• :.f --' us, there are
- ( ■ -' - - Pr '*<•: ir.t and other
'•*•' - i f Jew.-. TOO :ni lions belong
cAs it religions, !0 millions of Mi
- i - •-• " niiliousof unclassified
Ari irsi M X v_—What the world eafN
ai - < iti.: s no n. .retiian,
tt iiv. id even n w •.fni *■<, uriowsness
r!hn wasteful ex'ruagance A jot
• g repro . htd wii* parsimony, said
it at IK wooU enri-h h;> enemie- after
1. - .. ;ih, t.,au U/rry* of his friends in lx-t
i life (toe.
• •* '•r —A .1 -lean who lives by his
* " •. ■ • .. . b ... nsaif ut ids wit'a eud*
-> jW to live.
A llouF. Tm Ti.—C"Oviv;a!ite is not coo
voi i v vrf en ;i become? the fo.miat.Gfa f r >f
. .eight orgi-s over t.,e bottle.
1 rhrae t agt that never a^rne —two
: cars oter one raoasr, two wives in oae boose,
1 teo lover? a'ftr one voang ladv.
A HINT foh r -r. B-sr-Bonrs. — Indiscretion
,'- a .' Of- 210 ny everybody, just
1 .6-. jii ktter.
feiy !' .re : '"-ocjht to be very little os
; ti a m-. - treat , g well, if he cat uot express
• ineauiug; by I'.s acts.
"There •* two ways of doiog it," said Pat
to t tneeif. a< be sr jod and waiting for
a job on the street
i 14.060, I re .-t .av op S2OO a year fcr twentv
| vears. -w i cac pa* away f2* a rear fir
I et-r v * w w;>a ,ray wfiJ Ido it *"*