Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, October 28, 1869, Image 1

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Tow Itisansi,Tßssonsos .is sisblisbelLsels7
%%vowlll Mimi* 14 le tr. ascnia ssist4.,
Clamor. at Two Donors per =am la admit.
ADVSMII=M, ezessilog Mega Lime ire
iaeeetedat son owns per Use lee fret hwertios, sad
rles asertiwr tow tor eabeepeet trweitkme.
Special Vett i or Insetted bears Itirelages anti
Deaths. wm ba, charged 'wens caw per lice the
each insertion. All ItesaWliont of Aamoclatiow ;
Connanntestioas of limited cm Watchful Intenat
and notions et ManiagWana Death; exceeding !kw'
gnu, we charged ging auni per Una I •
I roar. 6 Moe. 3 Yoe.
llslfColumn. $1 00 IMO $4O
" . 50 33 33
One Square. 10 • 20 ' TX
PAM, Cantlon. Lost and FOUnd. and other adver
tisements, not conceding Tim lints, We yeas.
at lees, ISO
Adininistrldnes sad Ementoes Notices: • 00
Anditoes Notices. • 3 50
Badness *eds. tire lines, axe year). ..... 600
Merchants and dhot i. advertising their badness.
will be charged $25 per you. They eillbe entitled
to l; column. confined eachustrely to their business.
lath PsiTUctis of 9=1 ,4 3 • , • ,
Adratieng In an eeeee ezeicele of inn rtp. Con to the Inger.
JOB PttlYttriio .
every hind, In Plain and Pansy
colors, done with neatness and dispatch. Handbills.
Blanks. Can* karaphlets.Binheads. Statements, es
of every variety and style, printed at the shortest
notice. The Ittecornot 06toe to weD supplied with
rover Presses, a good maiortmeat of new type, and
everything to the Printing line an be ententsd In
the moat artistic manner and at- the lowest rates
81731=38 CAPS.
T . EWIS RHEBINE, Fashionable
Tailor. Rooms oflr Aspinwall's Stare, Towan
da. Pa. °WS, a.
,• SATE D=•*-tas No. 70 Washington *Brat M
y...a., Opera Howie. Chicago. M. Real Estate intr.
oha%cd and sold. Insoiltmonts:made sad moneryloan.
April 21. 1/160. B. LIND.
lot B. Hour.v.TT E MONROETON,
• r.c. vent for the 'Hubbard Molise, 'Marini
Drill. Ithaca Wheel Rake. and Broadcast Sower for
~,.ring Plastor and all hinds of Grain. Bend for.dr
ciders to B. B. Hors - ^- If•nroeton. Bradford Co.,
Pa. Bine 24. 'elf—ty.
J. N. DErrnr., Solicitor of fatents,
Prepares drawings, specifications and papers
required in making and properly conducting Appli.
cation■ for Paritersdn the UNIT= Searle and FOl/4
KlOll Corrwrates. No CELL1101:11 nt 1111151:10C/0111/CEL
CASE/1 BPD 110 /LITOILWXYB 771,5T0 14/2 11111 TEL. PadzWr
to orrrarnro.
Sept. 16, 1869-N
p 1 N.Cp.
The viatsoriberot, hiving purchased of Mr. Barnes
tits uat.•rcet in the Myersburg Mills. will carryon the
business of Milling. and guarantee all work done by
ch,•:n to be of the very best quality.
wheat, Eye and Buckwheat Flow. and Peed, con
gtantly on hand and for sale at the lowest cash wive.
Myersburg, Sept 24.'68. MEP. & FItORT.
li.'•at quality Winter Wheat Flour VI cwt. $4 30@5 OD
Boat quality Rye hoar eat. 900
Pan:. Meal and 'Rye and Calm Teed. 7 25
A tale margin allowed to dealers.
custom grinding nanallr doie at once. is the Ca
peeity of the mill is sufficient for a large amount of
work. IL B. niGEA.M.
eamptown. inly 12, 1869
F , RAysyna i r, ATTLTS !
Th^ enberrilvr, having pnretased'the Lollayardle
Mille. and refitted the fame in good order, is now
preparod to do good work. and to give general Kati&
faction. • 31. J. FIRITCHEY.
loneysville, Sept 22. 18C9.—ly
. TICE. '
MYER. FOSTER le CO. will deliver Flour. Feed,
Meal. Graham Flour, or anything else in their line in
any part of the:village.
Costumers will find an Order Book at the atone of
Fox. Stevens, Mercnr it Co. All orders left In said
1... k will be promptly attended to.
toy inquiries in regard to Grinding, or other bud
:l,o, of the3fill, entered in add book. wiD be answer-
Towanda; June 24. 18011—tt.
The subsmiber takes this method of informing the
I,.iple of Towanda and vicinity that he Wu opened
Dyeing Establishment in Cot. Maass' new build-
I.\ \
rm , Nhe Gen. Patton's). and that he is now pre.
par,' to do all stork in his line. such as =ENING
ant :oIAiRING ladles' and gentlemen's garments.
ke.. in the neatest manner and on the most
rt a. , nahle terms. Give me a call and examine my
w „,k, R.MiltY REDDING.
Vs',table Farm, Mill Properties, City and Tovi
I. stn f.,r gale.
Parties having property for sale will find it to their
!,intage by leaving a description of the same, with
of sale at this agency. as parties are constantly
, •?, , intrarz for farms, &c. U. B. McKEA.I 4 I,
Real Estate Agent,
lib, ovvr Mason's Bank, Towanda, Pa.
Jan. 29. Bea/
"pened a Banking Houie In Towanda, under the
of G. F. MASON It CO.
Th.•y are prepared to draw Bills of Eschange. and
u:ak.• collections in New York. Philadelphia. and all
I..witotta of the United States. aa also England. ()fe
m.,. and France. To loan money. receive dtipoatta.
and to do a general Banking brunness.
; F. Mason was one of the late Arm of Laporte.
11w.ou k Co.. of Towanda. Pa.. and his knowledge of
th• lorOneee men of Bradford and adjoining counties
su•l loortng been in the banking business for about
tifto•ot years, make this house a desirable ono thremgb
so, eh to make collections. 0. F. MASON,
Towanda, Oct 1. Iddd. A. 0. KABON.
Raw ou hand (or the Spring trade, the, largest ais.
porneent of
ISUCrGLE3 A :q) pwasoßlicAraooss
To h found in this put of the country. which they
.cd! sell at the most reasonable prices, and warrant
all vr , rk all that doubt need but call and examine.
A a , r.l to the wise la sufficient.
April 1.1849-6 m. lILTSCEY & 00.
IL.- jog rrturned from New York with a first-clan
k of
k “wilating of ths latest Imported styles of
wonla melee-trolly invite the laalte of 'rowan.
a. end vicinity to givg Der a cell before purclawing
elbewhere.-. Wort done in need and *adorable stile
le 1 ~n abort notice. ,*Rooms over IS, E. Ream.
Ce.l3:x stem opposite Powell% Toasnas. Pa.
icptember SO. 1869:
,Itusnorros, IA.
lad Dealers in, Groceries and Provisions, Drugs
a Sie,heines. Kerosene 00. Lamps, Chimneys.
Lye Stuffs, Paints, Oils„ Varnish. Yankee No.
T. , bur...Cipars and Banff. Pure Wine. Slid
rl TA, of the best quality, for medicinal purposes
-eIY AU Goods sold at the slay lowest prisms Pro.
, - - npuons carefully compounded it all boors of the
dq and night. Give us a edit.
TRACT & H 011.01;
41 -2rerton. PL. June 24 1849-Iy.
W Am% & ° Won's old ..$110.! Star Line" of LiT
rackets. tailtag every week.
S'rnimr-tul,Lato of Packet" from or to London.
.natng orlor a month.
ri-codtat.v4 to Ens and. Ireland and Scotland pay
t , tl demand.
further particulars, apply to Williams k Union,
,alsay, New York. or
G. F. MASON & CO.. Bankers.
Towanda. ra-
N. - A
• ctil, Tonssida. Ps. 3 fille 14101
••,7 r. paired. Enziaea sad Boilers set in the best
av:ta,•!.. Iw. mild call the, attention of mill owners to
A. c‘natning ell tho elements of a &stela= Metter.
it In ‘'..e.ty of construction. secessibility.grerd ottv 'r wrta ,
derellng the greatest amount of power for
s coed. sadly e , palred. running under bmk3rs ter_
a,th to detriment to power except diminution Or
rNpurimul no a/Aerator' In min frames or:addl.
u" to fitliner will run under low bead; arid made of
d...4.rtd capacity. These wheels will be furnished
than one-half the oust of any other llxitelaas
st,el in market. and warranted to perform all that
e tann e d for them. Thsae wheels will be made for
4aivorr wlui oe without mak on abort natio% Of the
hem Iron in market.
F.*. full particulars address or enquire of theunder-
G. S. PECK.'
P.e.—Tbese wheels eta be awn to opTowandae ratkni,Pie
Ileum Horton k - Wetla• MlD:Tcwrands tem. Mho
veeeti are wholly composed of Iron's' now map.
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ALVOELI): & CIL.A.IUSON, P'nblish,ru‘„,„•,;
( 4.
t 1 I • 0 ,A 4 I.V •
. AT Lot, Towanda, Po. Olio* with W. C.
Bogart, Na 6 Brick Bow. AU business ea.
trustedto Ms olire SwomPti7 Ended to
July 1869.
roam as Law. Towanda. Pa. 01lice tbesacely
ocmpkd by the late J.O. Mania. =arch 1.
M= = c ar: jat-canwr Of Mau and
• Lim Towanda. Pa. Ma ow• !Le Be ,
ker7. south of the Ward House, and °Waite the
Court Bowie. now $.
v v•• m 1.7 Low (District Attorney. tar Brad
tbrd Coruitil, Troy. Ps. Con.*lass war stid prompt-,
17 realithsti.' tsb 15; '69—tt. •
vi AT UV, Towanda. Pa. Particular attsatton W
en to Orpbans• Court badness. Conveyancing and
Collocithma. - RR' Ofßos at the Register and Recor
der's oaks. south of the Court Roam. -
AT Law, Towanda, Pa. All brudneai entreated
fa hie care will recl a dErompt -attention;. Orrice in
the calla lately by 3fercar Morrow, south
of Vfard HMO, UP in/I 16. '6B.
Wa Tawanda.P. Tharoadsrsigned
having amodated themselves together In the practice
of Law. offer their professional services trithepnblia.
ULYSSES ICitlie6ll. P. D. 110111e3W.
March 9.
Lair, Towanda, Bradford Co., Pa.
Porticolar attention paid to Collections and Orplions'
court buidpeaa. Offo:o—atarcor a Nor pdodiroprth
Ado Public Square. apr.
• Awn Comma am ar Las; Towanda. Pa. Par ,
Ocular lineation paid to business In th• Orphans•
Court. jalr2o. •66.
• t&w. VOrauda, Pa. Oft with Wm. Vat,
Faq. Particular attention toid to Orptgans'
Court buoinera and settlement of decedents' estates.
• flee over MUM= & Black% Towanda. Pa.
Particular attention is naiad to Amman= as a-base
for Artificial Teeth. Having used this material far
the past fom• years. P can confidently recommend it
as being far superior to Rubber. Plow call and-ex
amine =Mut. Eir Chloroform ' • -
when dos
Mice in Patton', Block. arid. Gore•i Drug and
Chemical Store. yan . l• 'ca
• ARD SURGEON, Towanda, Ps. 01lice with W.
B. Kelly. over Wickham & Black. Beeklime at the
Means House. spr le. '6B.
DR H. A. BARTLE , Physician
and Bergron, Sugar Ran, Bradford County, Pa.
0111ce at meidance formerly occupied by Dr. Ply.
J• Elm:mow. Residence at N. Tidd's, Esq..
corner of Second and College Eitneeta.• Mice OTC!
Rockwell's Store. opposite Means House.
Towanda, May 25, 1862—tf.
ate at,116 College of "Phyeiciene and Surgeons,"
New York city, Chu 18434, gives exclusive attention
to the practice of his profession. Office and residence
on the eastern elope of Orwell Hill, adjoining Henry
$01113 . 11. Jan 14. '69.
• Aciss - r.-014ec formerly cock:ruled by ?demur
& Morrow. on• door ionth of Ward Rouse.
July 23, 1869.
• TIONEGII. Towanda. Pa.. will attend promptly
to all business entrusted to Dim. Charges moderate.
Feb. 13.1868:
Towanda. Pa.. with ten years experience. la coo.
fulent ha can give the beat satiafaction in Painting,
Graining. Staining. Glazing, Papering, /cc..
CP • 413 D BUTLDER. All kinds of Architecturil De.
signs furnished. Ornamental Wink in, Stone, Iron
and Wood. Office on Man Streek morello Post-of.
Gee. Attention given to Rural
laying out of grounds, &c., .hc.
You will find Granite Monuments, both Quincy and
Concord. Marble and Slate Mantles, and Coat Grater
to fit A large asaortment constantly on band, cheap
as the cheapest. Ang..lo. 1888-4 y.
• Tyrol', Campton:l, Bradford Co.. Pa. Thank
ful to his many employers for peat patronage, would
respectfully inform the citizens of Bradford County
that he is prepared to do any work in Mistime of bad
ness that may be entrusted to him. Those having
disputed lines would do well to kayo heir patperty
accurately surveyed before allowing themselves to
feel aggrieved by their neighbors. All work warrant
ed correct, so far u the nature of the case will per.
mit. All unpatented lands attetled to as soon m
warrants are obtained. . W. STEVENS.
Zeb. 24, 1869-Iy.
• Jmnaan. would Worm the people of Brad.
ford and surrounding Countlia, Mut be has opened
a new Jewelry Store in Canton, where dill be found
constantly on hand a nicely-selected stock of goods
in his lies, consisting of ladies' and Gents' Gold and
Silver Watches, of American. English. and Swiss
manufacture, Clocks, Jewelry, Gold Penn, and el the
articles virally found in a first-clua Jewelry Store.
All good, sold as educatable as In any of the sur
rounding cities, and warranted as represented. Be
pairing and Jobbing doniron short notice, and on the
most favorable terms. A liberal share of patronage
is respectfully solicited.
Troy Street, Canton, Pa., May 12, Mg. •
of Bridge and 'Water Streets. Towanda. Ps. H.
B. CALKINS. Proprietor, soadsted by L. T. Hots%
formerly of •• Horse House," Darlington. Pa.
Feb. 21, 1869—if
On Main i3ireet, neer the Court H . ouse.
C. T. EOLITH; Proprietor
Oct. 8, 1866.
tharrungim, PA. The imbaeriber Iminaglessed
this loom, lately occupied by A. C. Bantam ind
thoroughly repaired and refitted it, is now ready toy
accommodate the towelling patina. Every endeavor;
gill be made to satisfy those who may tour him with
a call. L. O. REMOLDS.
Feb. 1, 1889- 4m'
.L.A Pa. _
Saving leui4this House, is now ready to acecanmo.
date the trsreMng public!. Napalm Dareiralie Inn
be spared to girs.satisfaction to those who my give
him a call.
>) - North aide of the public square. east of Waa
info new Wet. • •
Haying purchased and thoroughly refitted this old
and well-known stand, formerly kept by Sheriff Grif
fis. at the month of Hrumnerfield Creek; is ready to
gin. good amommodationa and althdadory treatment
to all who may favor hhn with nealL
Dec. 23. 11368—tf: • -
, 1 1 011 I ) • &. Howros, .PrOptietims pas
popular Hotel having been thoroughly fitted and re.
paired, and turpialiad throughout mitt' new and els.
gent Furniture, trill be open for the reception Of
guests, on Sartraxiax, MaT 1.1869. Neither
nor pains has been spared ikusidering this HoYae
a model hotel in all It. arrangements. A superior
quality Old Burton Ale, for invalid/1. plat received.
Apra 213. 1869. • • .
The Tortreighth Term of this Institute open
August 18th. 180, under the charge of A. J. Land„
It Is one of the best UTMOST borrrroTtoss of the
oonntly. acoesede from sal ports, and !s sttneted,at
The departments am complete. The Classical "
embraces all those studies required for admission to
oar bad OeMeges. Also. a tharoogir drill in the
Modern fulsome&
The English Course comprehends both the com
mon branches taught in Elementary &heel& and
many of the higher branches usually pursued in the
°olive& In the Commercial Course the Instraction
is as thorough and complete as in our Most sumasis.
ful Commercial Oollegoa.
. .
Instruction upon the Piano and Organ by the old :
method ; also by " /lobbing' New American Method,"
by which pupils can acquire a knowledge of music in
one-third the time which it hitherto required.._ -
The rites of tuition arc very moderate . Baud oto
tained at reasonable prices ; a limited number or
pila can be secommodMed in the familia' of the In
structors. Booms can be prOenred in which students
can board themselves and lased tlici awaits one=
Normal dim. u toned. organised at thebeits— ding
of the Fall Tenn, in which twenty Nei *eat omit.
cants still receive Oros Waived= torfoutissu weeks.
For particulars address the 'Principal at Waverly.
N.Y. Information in reference to NW= and Mord
adds° be obtained at Waldo t Treq . pPragAtor...
eel Broad Street. - - •
A. J. LANG, A.M.=
NEWTON KlNNET,Prealdeni of Haed
julY U, 110
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Ott, the Aelnkflie tenttaii'attalk,
Making each eltY amt.tollet • Idnitt
Of misery dire, and feerfat tojell
Of the nuinbeassi vietiine .in` to hell.
eft. • :.‘
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Thto Wang.driol ntaitiet ht ie 1,1 ar4
The curse of youth and &sera
Adding to thirst instead of assammil,:aaw
Continual drink, thikArnokatqa move,
Till it drags him !knm to an early grave.
Oh, the drink, tho borrible drink!
Seethe child from its father shrink
As he staggers home from his night's debauch,
Iris soul on fore from the demon's torch. • '
Blind, " • •` .
• Ettlinliliniati4;
Crazed with drink,-intent,,oamrogg;
And even the dog with a bark and a bound,
emend man aa he gropes around t
This is the pictuiLdtettit irltOWan. ,
CI the downward steps of aftlle i n umn.4 /
Omni° was free from the vice, but he 3e11.1-
Fell, him the angels; front heaven to holl—
t-Fell, to be moektd At, Gaged at, and beat,
-13fingling withfilth in the horrible street.
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Drinking still denier, yet greaterbis Wait .
Till ho sickens find falls, degraded . aila roir,
And &alb profer:44 to Walt:* of Woe!
Merciful God I in tby goodness save
Thine own image.frinn a drunkard's grave,
I lie on the shingle, waiting;
The brealiat my feet I
The min Is a nary furnace, ..
But the wind tdows - cold and street.
Why tarries my little amyl n•
She promised hero to meet.
fr • .;
It is time! it is time! she lingers
By the cliff whertinone can see,. .
Anieng thogrosi, chalk boulders,
She is coming to talk to me,
In hefiroiao, which is deeper, awiister,
Than the cold wind or the sea.
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She knows 'tehere we cut the letters
' Which 'mairj L ber mute to
I lie here,. ffinging the pebbles,.
In the with.; foie. Sign. "
Como, little gypsy dark eyes,
I long to see you shins,
may 20, 'GB.
014 e is gay as mocking-bird?.
She is sad as a kg:4y dove .
She whispers lesi," I hate yea
She laughs with liars, "I hive
Our bonds shall hold fora torndott!,.,
' Wefiaxe 01456 by the 'RUA above.",
I see her, I see her winding -
Down the whits chalk curra gam .
The old Scotch cap, short petticoat, 0 4
And stop hke a mountain roe.
Bait, little brown loge, bare little brown fedi
Ay, well be gay, I trow.
—Caner elfagazine.
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• DAY.--TEIR "ri
" Struggles and Triumphs; or, Fort
ty Years' Recollections of P. T. Bar.
num, written by Himself," is now
passing through the press of J. B.
Burr di. Co., M Hartford. , From -4114
vanes sheets we the tali:twinli
chapter concerning Mr: Barnum/
ideas of popular superstitions:
apr. 1. •cr-Iy
In'the summer of 1868 a lady whof
happened to be at 'that: time 'art in
mate of my family, upon hearing me
'say that I supposed we must remove
into Our summer reeidence an Tlinri4
day, because our servants might not
like to go on Friday, remarked:
" What nonsense thrit is!' It is as;
tonishing that some persons are se
foolish as to think there is any differ•
once in the days. '=l'A& ittrank tea.'
thenism to be so superstitious as to
think one day is lucky and anothei
unlucky;" and then, in the most in 4
nocent manner possible, she added;
" I would not like to remove on 4
Saturday myself, for. they sit3P 'people
who remove on the last day of the
week don't stay long."
Of course t his was too refreihliti
case of unnoubted superstition to ba
permitted to pass without a hearti
laugh from all who heard it.
* * * Several years ago an old ladi
who was a guest at my honeeremark4
ed on a rainy Sunday: '
" This is the first' Sunday in ,the
month, and now it
Sunday in the month; that is a sign
which never fails, for I have noticed
it many a time."
Well," I remarked, smiling, "watch
dole'' , this time, and if it rains Oil
the nest three,.Sundays I will give
you a new silk dress."
She was in liigitglee, and replied ;
" Well, you have lost that dress as
sure as you are born." ' -
The,following Sunday , it ilia indeed
" Ah, ha !" exclaimed the old lady,
"what did I tell you? I knew it
would rain:"
I smiled, and said, "Olright,watch
for next Stuiday." '
And surely . enough:tie next Sun=
day it did ra in, - harder than on - either
of the preceding. Sundays.
"Now, what :do you think t" , • said
the old lady, solemnly. "I tell you
that sign never falls. • It won't do to I
doubt the ways . of Providence," - she
added with a sigh, " forltiiiways are
mysterious, and-past finding oat.".:
Ina chilliness sky and not the - slight,
est appearancodfain 'WOO. man.V.4-
ed throagh the: *LTA The olit ; 6 4
like to hear any allusion te the
jest; but' two yearn. lifteoiirdii,;
she was once more my guest, it again
happened to rain on the first Sunday
in the,:siiotb;;nn4 heard tier get.
emidi • t_ that it would. every
su iSundily in: the. .Month,
"for," she TeParkedi•r:iti *la sign
that never:fiat" She hid foititten
1 the: failure : of hefoid;
deo;the continuance entlpirelence
'of inany popblur nupert4ittoria
to the fact that we notice the - " sign"
witoti - ,it.happexis to be;:iveri#4 , 3ud
dci:not : Observe it, or we . forge it,
When it fa. - -- • -
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, ~„ Ten *mini Tunrrziai. 7
Many persona are exceeding* an
perstitions in regard to the moulzer
` 4 thirteen." 'Tins in
case, I have noticed, in Catholic emu-
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tete atitonts.
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bit* rhfiva vzsitedi',and ter. been
`told' that' ii tit itami' iirigiziateil
, thefiet . of•O thiitattith . 4 opostle
i4g boon , ou.. soma . of.c. th e
tßaChen: 7114341:.41 , 4*arnte, X
'sbni wboilad qw - ie a horror . of umg
lady` who bad- taitinifinla*
*Ocean, attinmr,: indi who,' en 'IOW I
!bog indfirlasbelramegised.l**
room.tato poiSted,
it &it UM,cimila *era bakeidoi,
at a 1 1; slieLed iiitherforfeitherPit ,
rigeilhoneyi though finally Ate- wag
Pqrst 6 44tOts)wariother room, And.
STP4 xuaU=k l Poo4 - , ,, FrePek
no an d. Anunman`Will not :tinder.-
linpo r titit eitteiliiise r Onthe
thirteenth day of thetnontknot . nit'
ntitablewithAit . frdLcomplanent of
t thirt persons..., { With: regard.. tO
'Haire Wine uktereit.
ing expaiencia''ind carious
ikatoes; 'which. are worth' relating ad
part of , My Pea** history. • '
. hen. I.wa a cunt, in Zugland with
tlen'erat TOM Thumb, I well remem
ber dining one Christinai day !With.
nit: friends; thiiill3rettelhl,' , :ht St:.
datnes'ar Palace, in London. and ber ,.
tare the dinner woo - finished-1(A As' n
wonder itwal ppLuptiCed before) it
wag -discovered tit thenumber at
table *di cractlY Wrack:
' • " Hbw - very unfOrttmatel u remark
{ed one.of the guestst . would{ not
have {dined. under circumstances
. for any consideration ; ,
.4d known
• •
iiither,"'s'eribtodY remai•lc
ed another guest.' • ' M •
, " Do- you really suppose , there is
anytnith in the old.; superstition - on
that' nbject?" I itakOd.. . „
'"TinthrtoleUuily replied' an . old
lady. Triith rajaelfliaie
known. three ifiatamiesigand - ' • hare
,heard : of scores of. others„ where tbir-
teen persons have, eaten ,at the same
•talde and in every case one of . the
number died before the Year was out:"
This assertion; made with so much
'earnestness, nSidentlyiliecited sever
al of the guests;'whose nerves' were
easily excited • Icaiftruthfullygtaie,
however, that I dined- it '"the Palace
'again the following. Chiiitmua, and
although there' were "Seventeen Ira.-
sons preeent,:every one of the orlsg..
vial thifteen who ditied there the pre
ceding r Christmas i was • aniong this
number; and all in good 'healthi'
though, of course, it would hive been
nothing very remarkable if • one hid
happened to have died during ttie
last twelve Months. ' • •
while I was on my western lectur
ing tour in • 1866, long • before I get
ont of Illinois, I began to observe
that at various hotels where I stop
ped' my room very frequently was No:
11j Indeed, it seemed as if this intra.
her tinned upto me our often as four
times per week, and so before many
days I-almost impeded tbr have that
numliersetdoirt to my name whet;
ever I eignedit upon the 'register of
' thehotel. - 't3t114.1 laughed ' to myself
at whatl was convinced was' simply
a coincidenceo 'On one occasion .1
was traveling from Clinton to Mount
Vernon; lowa, and was to lecture in
the college 'of , the' latter' place that
evening: • Ordinarily' - should have
arrived at 2 o'clock p.m:; bid' owing
to an accident which' had occurred to
the train from the West, the conduc.
tor informed ine bat our arrival in
Moniit Terionwouldprobablybe de
layed until'_ after 'seven o'clock.
telegraphed that fact to-the .conimit
tenwho were expecting and told
them to be patient.
When we ha& arrived within ten
'irirneric of that' town it - "was" clerk. 'I
'sat 'rather niciodilfin the
king this" train Wenld "linty up;" acid
happening' fort some :MUM to look
back over, my left shoulder, I diem
-1 area the nen moon throti,gh,tim win;
dow. This omen 'struck me as a 'eck.
incident additionje my ill kick:Mid
with a pleasant chuckle' muttered to
myself, Well, I hope I Went' get
'room number thirteen'to;night, for
that will be adding insult to injury."
retched Mount Vernon a fewmin;
utea before eight, and was met at the
depot by , the committee, who took me
in a carnage and 'hurried to the 'lid,
lard House. ''The committee' kola tee
ththall in 'the college was already
crowded, and they hoped Iwonld de
4er-taking ten-until-lifter the-lecture.
I informed them .. that . I would gladly',
do so, bat :iiiinPlivisher to run 0'
roon? a ,Montent , fox; , waahl
While mide6' m)%face IluiPPeAeat°
think about the• new room, and at
mine stipPed outside of ray bed:**
door -to took lit 4 the r unniber. - „3518 .
" ntunber thirten"' '`• t_
After the lecture I took tea, and I
confess that I, began to „W.* that
" number - th irteen " looked_ a little
ominous, There wa.l,'lnany 'bun
dredii of miles /rim my- family; I lelt
my wife sick„ anal began to mat my=
self does "ninnixtr. thjrteen " portend
anything in particul a r_? . - ,Without
feeling willing even now . to acktiow•
ledge ,thrit I &it initili'aPpreheneinn
on the subject, I must sal , I btittati to
take a serious-view of things ingen
I Mentioned the cointideneuotiiii
luck in so often having "number
Ibirte6 - 1040Rmd t o 1ar,8 9 14
lard,, the proprietor of the hotilitiv 7
.41iirei• the ' InkrtklilorsX4,o4-
I will give you- another loon' • if
you. preferit s ,",said
Ittht4.nrizj inIiATTO
semi-serious If it me;
I will take itas it' wales,' and if it
meaner anythin g I shall probably find
It out . -•— • -
That samn night, befOrnietiring 'fa
rest I .irartif a? dotter; tO/4 &eta
friend, then . residing in „Bridgeport;
telling Mina my eiveriemies . in re•
itard'to"" number thirteen.''. : I said
to him iu closing:, at
ine fi:kr.beiAgsuperstifiMu4 tar I hard
ly-PO-so:1 think it insimplynseries
Of ``'coincidences' which' appear the
more strange because I am sure- to
nolicenverrone that . °mum' Ten
days afterwards I received an answer
I. from my reverend friend;:in which,' he
cheerfully said: - "lt's' all 'right; go
aliead'Ond get" inuaibini.,!, as'
often as : you can. - .It is mucky
ber," and lie added: - _
" tinbelisving um' ungrateful Jinni I
VhatiS tldrteen but- the -traditional
•.` baker's _ dozen;- • indiating, `good
measure ,' pissed down, shakenAo!
gether, and, running 'over: a s
•• I -
gated iii:7oUr #iititgliiii:l* . tttring
'totiit Sy all insist "ut upon hay
ingsrocen'lNO...lB at every hotel; and'
It thii.guiste it 'any intif bilatiatliaa
Telunkookninsiplement k :send -- , - ;!*
and'eomel somebody tit'. come in.
' `f,Wha,ao - ion 8 43! 213 90443 6
Aliirteetc(lototiies,t -Any , ill-Isekiin
'theiiiinibeil''.3Vie Abe; ptttrii:Yii:-
cob afraid!' of ;'it 'when he adep*
- .lgidirairs'indikanainieh, the twirler:it
PO 3 9 - OolitOO* 6 to complete thi,ziok•
''ie Cit%ile of thirteen?... ........ . ... ~;-%
't, d Vosciii noti know. tlitiVAiiger
thirtnin of First Corinthians' is' the
grandest , iii tliii - Xlible, with verse thir
teen'as the culmination n of ail.,-re li .-
giouilhoughtr: And can you ,read
verse thirteen of the fifth chapter', 'Of
Revelations 7ithoutthe 'highest rap
war 1,7 _ ...
..,' But myclerical trienflliednot heard I
of a certain carious . ciirenimitance I
which occurred to me after I„h6,d
mailed my lethir to him, and ,
1: received hitiansWer. . ' - 4 i 1
! - *-* *My experience with this main- i
ber has by no means been confined
to ap-rtmente. In 1867 a church' in
~Bridgeport.. wanted to raisCrievnird
iho*sand,AollitXti in order to getf#o
.from debt.: , - tatibscriii - t4?-S3LI
- by aid of
.suredme' they would certainly
.enough!tovicife the ~4 debt: . ,fini
weeks subeegnently, however, one of
thii7ja hrethreaoowrote .me that they
were Still six hiiiiiired dollars short,
with but little prospect of - getting it.
Ipliit4l4.l.7oniattz , °unil
O ' the sutri-oxigintria-; e bro ther
' soon afterwsrds wrote ma that hp had
l'obtained the other half and I 'might
forwardhiin myetibiairiiitiOniirilthil,
teen", hundred (Whirs. - During the ,
same "mason I atteridfxl a !air. in
Fraradin Hall, Bridgeport, given 11iy
a 'temperance'' orgamzatian: `rivo of
my .little ' granddaughters Monorail
' riled- nie, and telling% thorn td seleet
what'artieles they desired; I paid the
' bill,,,twelvn *Mars. ao d fifty . cents. Whereupaa I 6M:to - the children, "I
`id glad yon `did not 1'1111163 itthirteciii
dollarir, and Twill'extotind"no more
here to-night." (We - sat awhile lis
teniug to . , the tattaic,,mid finally start
ed for home,,and as we were going, a
lady at one of the sten& near the
di , r canna 'Ont:'" Mr. Darin* you
have not - patronized me: ' f Please take
I a chance in my lottery" "Certainly,"
I replied, "give me a ticket." , I paid
Jeer the price '(fifty cents ), and after
' I - anived ho me, I .diseo'vered that in
spite of •.y eifireased 'determination
' to the ... tram I' had expended ei
aetly " thirthen " &dare. •
' I invited a few friends to, s ",cialn
bake " in the summer of, is6B, and
being determined' the party . 'should
I not be thirteeri,'l invitedlfteen, and
I they all agreed to go. Of course, one
man and.his.wife were' ".disappoint
led." an 4 °Tad not/P - 744mq Party
numbered thirteen. , At Christmas,
%in the same' Year, m y%children and
grandchildren dined with inei , and,
finding: on -ii counting - noses,".; that
they would, rin4 r the. inevitable
thirteen,,arranged to have,
a high chair pia it the table, arid
my youngest grandchild, seventeen
months old, was placed. in it, so that
we- should number fourteen.. After
,the dinner was over; we ,discovered
' that my son-in-law, Thompson, had
'been detained doyen town, and the
ittinliber ' at dinner table, notwith
standing my extra 'premutious, was
exactly thirteen. - • •
Thirteen was certainly au ()whams
I number to me in f 186§, for on the
thirteenth 'day of July the AmeACan
-Mtilimiiini was burned to the':giotind,
while the thirteenth - dayrof •Ncrrem
ber saw the opening of " - Baxnum's
Nevi Atnerican Mtettertii,*• which was
also stittiently - destroyed by ire.
' Having concluded '.this veritable
histeil id 'mrerstditiiid'coii2indences
'in regardlo thirteen; I read* it- to a
clerical friend, who happened tp be
present, and after reading the mann
,I paged it, when my friend and
I we're atittle startled to „find ,that
the pages' rambered exactly thirteen.
• ,--
. .On the Sixteenth day a ft er the bat
tle of Gettysburg I ent ered the room
where a yotti:tg Wounded COlimel w
apparently ibar•to death. As len
tared he wnd roused from his stupor,
and inekaned me to his•bedaide, and
threw liiEir feeble
. arms around .my
neck.' • '
-' "Oh, mY lather;how'glad I am to
see you! ,I ! was afraid • you would
not come till it was too -late. • I am
tee feeble , to say much, though I have
0 o:eat many things to say to you ' ;i
'yoti must do all the talking: - Tell me ,
tal about dear mother and &Sten" ' .%.
• I soon-perceived•that - there was no
hope entertained of his recovery, and
inquired of the doctor—
' Doctor, how long do you .think
he din live t" ' '' ' '
... 0 Not more- than fear! , days: .He
may drop off at any. hour." ,
;• ;,." Have:you; or, hair any one, told
him of his real conditionV' •
I "Nor 'we litive left tha t painful du-
I ty kir you to do, Si we have bein ex
pecting your arzivalfbr Several days."
):, lAs I entered :the: 1500111 with the
dren44 mq 3 eage ,of- death . Pressing'
on my heart, tb.e.oyes of my son ha-.
, tend on me. -.T • ,
" '
COme sit by my side, father.
tiiive' yoitbftn te,tag With the .dot
'tar, , ..
'about me?" •
" What aid be tell, you 2, Does ,he
think I shall recover
There wasn, painful hesitation for •
a moment. ' • -
"Don't he afraid t,o''tell me just
„what he,said." , , ,
He told mo you must, die 1"
How,long does he think I can,
Rot liv;)r
to exceed fonr days, and that;
yon'inay drop away any hour.'' ;.:
Withgreat agitation I exclaitue'
`,`,Vather:is flint I'hen I must
die! I cannot; I must not died Oh!,
I `
an t 'not - preptwect to' die iiow I Da
tell me how'i can get ready 1 Make
it plain that I cra•get, of it.'
Telkme mit few won* if you can ,
8.3 that I can see it , .know
you can, father; for . I. 'mica to . bear
'yeti 'explain it to etheri."
.'Twas no time now for 'tears,' but
;for calmness and lights by which:to,
lead the sold to Christ, anilboth were
given. .1 -
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Pr.. r 1
r ;; „; ,r
, 111;
4 0 74 . 1 inft• .
tl, - • • ••=1 ,,- 7 - ;' ,, .i ,
( " A t t Y,T ,U PA S TY, 4 • ,14)
16 ,1 -1 at e,
Well; Em . pi , 64wytiati ; feel giciltyi' l
"-Tee, that.v3, , I..have,been:
rised r•Pg n4u4;; Y9u iIOPY:49*
' 4 1 mq.: : ''. •
Want to
... r ; ill' 0, ydale tvhatlwank
1:40, fathexr,f.r. , , ,
'" danl.'kuovilit I . ;4li L e
L T 41 Nietaily.lll.l <
• • 'Snoir, frithei,:- make it' . so
plain that Dcan.get hold of it."' ,
4 : I W liitich occur
ed during* school days of my eon,
came to ins.mind..-thad not:thought
'of it before 'fcir SeVeral *years: ' Now
it came back to me, fresh with itain-•
truest and just what was wanted to
Ode the agitated heart of thityoung
inquirer to Jesus,.
" Da yoti remember wee at school
came home one day,
and,:khaAng occasion to rebuke you,
you lieeartie. angry, and abused me
with, harsh language?" . , _
" Yes,. father, I was thinking aboid
diys ago, fiat thought of You
alining' to sea me, und• felt; no. badly
about it thati wanted to see you,
.110 4:04e,0 Wore asku, to forgive' me.'
"'Do you remem ber-how. after the
f" '
paroxysm o your anger had sub -
eft you' Mine in and'ftew yin': arms
around my neck,-and maid," My dear
illAter; I am sorry ,1 , abused you so.
It waanot,your loving son, that did
It. " I ;was Ty, angry, Won't you
fOigive met' .
" Yes, I remember it very distinct-
", Do you rerhember. what I said- as
you Wept,upo,n, my,neek ?"
" Very well, Yon said, I forgive
witt and kissed
mg: I shall never forget those words."
'!.Did you believe,me ?." .1, •
Qertah4ly, I never fambted your
word." , •
' ''Did you then feel happy again ?"
• "Yes, perfectly, and since that time
I have always loved you more than
ever before. Lshell sever forget how
it relieved me when upon
looked, upon
eso kindly and said: I forgive you
with fanny heart.'"
" Well, now, 'this is just the way to
come to Jesus. Tell him lam sor
ry' just as you told me, and ten thou
sand times quicker- than a father!s
lovei^irill be forgiVe yOu." ,
• .
'‘‘ Wilt ho forgHe Mel" -"
• " Will he forgive you He•says lie
will. Then you must take biii word
'for it,jug as you did mine."
"Why, father, is that the way to
beednie a Christian ?"
" I don't know of any other." '
"Why, father, I can get hold of
this. lam so glad yon have come• to
tell me how."
Returned his head lipen his pil
low for rest:' I sank into •my chair
and wept freely, kir ray lie r aii could
no longer suppress its 'emotions. • I
liad i done my work, and committed
the case to Christ. He,
too, I was
gain assured, bail (Tone His.
The broken heart had made its
'confession, ,had hetird what it longed
for. , ,
" I forgive you," and believed it.
I'soi:th lien the nervous h ml on
my head, and heard the word "fath
er ' hi such a lone of tenderness and
joy that I knew the change : had come.
‘, Father, my .dear father, I don't
want you to weep any _more; you
need not. I am, pe:lectly happy now.
Jesus hp forgiven me. I know he
has, for he says so, and I take 'lift
word .forit : just as I did yours."
The doctor soon came in, and fon*
hiin - cheerful and' happy—looked ut
hiinfelt Ads, pulse, whiCh had
been watching With intense' anxietY,
and said: . • • • .
"Why,;t3olonel, you look )3etter.l
"I am better, doctor. I dim gang
to get well. ' My father has told 111
how to lie a-christiati anal fun very
happy. I telieve Paha recover : for
God has heard my prayer. Doctor,
I want you should become a chria-,
tian - too. My father can, tel you how
to get hold of it." -
The coloner liVes a member of
the Church of Christ
I was made a better man, and bet
ter minister, by that scene, where , this
dear son, struggling with his guilt
and fear of death,
was led to Jesus
and found the pardon of his sins.
I therefore resolved never to 'for
get that charge he made me, in ; his
I extremity,: , ,
" Mike it so' plain' that I can ,get
hold of it." '
1119 AND rrs, TICIT/EL
'As . Many of the young men of the
eities---elerks, businest men and Me,
chanies—are " taking the chances"
at Keno, th following description of
a keno-roo th in operation by the edi
tor of the ljetroit Post, may prove in
teresting to the =initiated:
Keno, which has in ' a great mea
sure taken the place of faro, st least
in the Northwest, is founded on,,the
German game called "Lotto," a , di
version or 'sport.' It 'Wee originally
intended for children, or,-when care •
fully played, by older persons, and
niade some skill and, calculation Atac
ama/yr. -Grailuallyit was altered and.
amended until it has becoina flmeans
of seemingly theip, but in fact tern-.
My expensive; gambling. • - •
•, Air air long tables in the room
are strewn with thick paste-board
cards, each about 7 by 3i inches" in
size, LI the eh - AE*3'4sf each card is a
-nuniber - inlarge fq,iares.• This Card
is in Stet thOplayer, as will .be awn.
The, rest:of the game is merely me
chap:cfd, as regards the, Ten playing.
Th'eta tire 21 spaCes or squares ;nark
ed or the. card, 7 horizontal_ and 3
perpendihnlar. In ii_of these squares,
WI each of the horizontal row of
spaceN are small figures, each ETace
'containing a nuniber chosen at ran
-200:: 'This. - fills just
, 15 . squitres out of 21;•loaving '6 blank
The number.of d thoeards issued RI
200 in the room described, and each
Plikier has the large central"number,
nielitiontta -above,-registered on
`board with boles for pegs,.and 1133111-
; .bered to i fvirespond•with, the cards.
; Every player pap ,twouty-five cents
to the banker for one of the 'cards
;itiss /‘
4 , "03 , ( r.l
.deserthek and if more than one are
used he pays the same price for each
udditiena! one, and the, game open&
A."raen on:the dias, in the centre , of
the ,";chirlti 41 ' bottle-Arniial
wooden thing, which is filled with
• little ballas t nuelberieg,,as is the board;
,fi.Pru! 040 tO.t3r3 ; hundred., • each'
revolution One of these balls is thrown
out of this bottle and (*right 'hi the
hand of the operator;- who cries , out
the number marked on it; and every
}pays whose; card contains the cor
responding rininber eocPrs the figures,
with a button or clibek: The , pleyer ,
'whoffist filla 'straight row of five
nUmbers called "Keno," is entitled '
to the stakes in the .banker's hands,
minus twenty-five percent.,
Placing the
. number of platers at
twenty, what are the: of win
ning? '!They have deposited $5, a
quarter each—that is, if each one
plays lint one card, Of this the ban
ker takes $1,25,. leaving 0,75 to , the
winner. Here are twenty players,
each holding a cor d - with a di ff erent
combination of numbers, to- be coy.
ered as called. Two, three, five, six
Or more players may c o ver a number
atone time, but urdess i thelittle ball
indicate fear Other numbers on the
Mune line, 'his "chances ' for winning
are gone. •So the greater the num
ber of players, the less the chance for•
winning the pool. If twenty play,
the odds are 18 to 1; if ten, .9 to L
This would seem enormous odds; but
lit is not all. -Out of 200 you have but'
,15 figures that can possibly win; that
is, you have three rows of five figures
each and one , of these rows Inust be
covered; chances against 11 Now
the oddi iu fivor of the player are
,very small; if he wins, he get fifteen
times as much as he investes. The
balance,. then,_ can be fairly cast as
- follows: •
Odds againgt player....
Odds in favor of players
Total aftatost itninee of winning , 17}
.:Yetiyoung men and old men take
this venture nightly, when in the or
dinar)* course of business they .svould
hesitate to risk anything at a tithe of
such adds. It must be clear that they
are only depositing in the coffers of
an unscrupulous. gambler a . percent
age even of their winnings; Which are
very small at best, and that the ban
ker cannot lose anything, but' must
gain. - How they ran. consent to sup-.
port such a leech -it is hard to imag
ine, but they do; and night after.
,night, men who , move in .good soeie,
tv can be seen bending over one of
those fifteen figured cards, vainly at
tempting to calculate what combing
. tion of figures will , win in the next
deal. • As if there were any arith- -
rnetical problem that can bc solved
balls whirling rapidly in a
bottle and continually changingplaces
He' is a fool who looks for ti solution
in That way.
In Keuo, as in faro, the chances in
winning are invariably against the
winner, and frequently great care is
taken by the operators that a player
has - no chance 'et all. A "brace" or
". skin " game is often played, and is
done in this manner:. The operator,:
as the lisps fall from the bottle, or
wheel,: calls out the" numbers. He is
invariably a professional gambler, of
-course, and has it in his power to cal
thereat number or a false-one if he
chooses. When he desires to favdr
the " house cards " (and these things
are sometimeS numerously dealt out),
he calls out the number that is on
that card,,and which is_ in the hand
of his Mend, and all risks by oif.-
dors are easily taken in the " fra
ternity." •
A writer in the New York . dger
tells the following anecdote of Pother
Baltoa :" " • • '
Many of
. our readers remember
Acmes. -Ballon," one' of those men
who, thos r ,ah kind and hrusane. to a
fault, are bold to speak the truth;
anti td rebukb evil at all times.
Many= years ago, when I was but a
boy, I went with my father to Exeter,
N. H., to attend the annual. State
convention of the religious denomina
tion to which Mr. Ballon belonged.
Our abiding place for the, time was
beneath the hospitable roof of Broth
er—, one of the leading citizens of
that pace, who had an exemplary
woman—a true and faithful friend—
and accounted one of the best house?
keepers living:. Her dwelling was a
pattern of neatness, cleanliness and
order,; and her table was the , festive
altar whereon offered the best things
that man's normal 'apPetite ever crav
ed. •
But with all her virtues Sister W.
had one grevioua fault - -a fault often
found with the very best of house.;
keepers. She disparaged, without
stint, the results of her own and best
endeavors. Her house, she declared;
was "all topsy-biryy," "not fit to be
seen," etc., and yet she must have
known that mortal woman could not,
have made it better. But her chief
point of self derogation was at her
table. Having.expended 'of her ener.; ,
gy, her ingenuity, and of her superior
culinary tact and knowledge, to pro
vide the bestlhings possible for her
hcinored guests, she prefaced her 14-
hors .at. the board by informing them
that she was afraid they would hard
, find mil -thing fit. to eat:—she had.
no hick—everything seemed to corn - -
bine against her--and she' 'wail really
ashamed to tee such - victuals before .
Sister W. knew tiMt Father Balled
-Was very fond of a" - peculiar kind of
apple'pie--L-a pie of sliced tart apples,
made very sweet, with-fine sugar, and
enriched by the laying on of extreme
ly, thin Slices ofpork-7,-said pork be-'
coming thoroug h incorporated with
the pie drthrig the process of baking.
Slime of these pies were made for
dinner on the second day, and Siiter
W.' was glad to-know- that her guests
were anticipating a rich treat; for
she bad dime her very best, and she
laieWihat she bad never in her life
made a more perfect pie than were
the ones just from her oven.
The dinner was 'served with the old
story of " nothing fit .to "heavy
as leak" " burned to'a crisp," "not
half done," etc. It was painful. The
guests were becoming
~ tired of
Father Ballou bit his bps, and those
who knew him beat could see that he'
had arrived at a resolvito administer
rebuke. Ho felt be a duty.
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:At leagtlithe ineat and vegetables
were removed, and: with :her own
hands Hrs. W. placed two ofherrich
pies upon the bible. There. was; a
sparkle .of pride in herl eyiesad, a
momentary play, ,of self, satisfaction
nbout her lips kr aunt! two more
Magnificent looking' ies never came
to any bizird.• • -
." There, gentlemen, is a bit of pie.
ivieh I could-hatomade yon some
think'better ; but if was n0t,;,,t0 be.
Nothing went right with th em.- They,
are not really fit to eat—not' fit to
bring to the table. 'But I have no
other- lam sorry—verysorry."
During this speech she 441* been
cutting one Of the pies, lE4 rat ins'
conclusion, she transferred a pieceto,
a small china plats, the amber juice
weeping from its cut sides like the
richest honey.tSlie looked.. up at
Father Ballon. - "
"rather BallOu, shall I give you
a piece r
The old man slowly and' soleninly
shook his head.
1- ` lam very fond of - that kindnf pie
when it is properly , made ; buteuraly„
Sister W., you should be a competent
judge of your own works"; and. as I
think you are a woman of truth, I
must- take your , word for it. You
certainly cannot expect: me to eat
that which you yourself most emphat
ically pronounce unfit to eat—unfit
even to bring to the table ! I had
promised myself a famous treat ; but
I must wait till you have better luck."
And *ith this the -old gentleman
arose and left the table. The other
guests saw Itra-V. sink back aghast,
and as a matter of delictcy, they fol
lowed Father Balton. .
Nearly the whole of that afternoon
Sister W. sat. `alone in her clamber,
sobbing and crying, and reflecting by
turns. In-the evening she presided
at the tea-table, and not a word of
the old style did she utter. Those
guests went away, 'and time passed
on—other guests came and went—,
came and went year -after year---but
never more did the - good wife distress
the partakers of her bounty in the old
foolish Way. -
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Though no man can become a
Christian if he is. seeking a reward,
he is none the less certain of reward.
lii . every true sense of the term, the
practical Christian is not, only better
`than other men, but better AT: than
other men
diction in terms, to-deny that man is
in the best estate, when he is. in his
natural state. The fish, in the air,
and the bird in the•water would each
find miser y and death;' and because,
each woul d be out of its natural ele
ment. The prophet, ins calling on
men to be truly religions, 411 s
them h> eat that which is geod,iolo.
their N, ails delight themselves in fat-
nes's. Then the Rittgdom'of Gled is
not oLly said to borighteotumess, but
peace- wad joy. How'feelingly do the
apostles speak of the joy of believing.
"Believing, ye rejoice with joy un
speakable and frill of glory. The'
poet did in no particular` over-state
the reality, vvh4n he' exclaimed in the'
lines no* so familiar:
- • , Tongae on hem enrolls
The read a•nfert and peace
Of • soul in Oa runnel love."
Travel the world over acid you will
not find s single devout and earnest
Christian, whose experience has led
him to doubt' the reality of the joy
there is in Christian believing and
living. The bliss of faith, a, peace
that passeth understanding is one of
the first truths:in the creed' of every
experimental Christian. He woun.
as soOn think of .doubting that the
sun shines amidst the full blaze of
the n. in-day; he ivould as soon think
of ‘,. - .gin questiOn his exhidence
as to entertaining a ~doubt of the . fuli
happiness of thecsoul that has reeeiva
yet to the 'worldly eye, the eye that
cannot see in the light of Christian
experience, the letter, spirits•romme
and actual result of the Gospel in hu
man experience, are in flat contradie
tion with this alleged fundamental
'truth 1 The founder of the Christian
religion was Himself an outcast. Iris \
life was sought even while ,in the
manger.. He had no where to lay
His head—not' so well provided for
as the foxes of the field, or the birds
of the air. His whole life was one of
toil, pain, sorrow, bodily anguish. It
went out in blood. Christ was de
rided, scoffed at,, and finally cm - rifted
'as a malefactor. To - His followers
He proiniied little else than his own 1
hard lot. In the - world they should
have tribulation; They must expect
persecution ;must eipect to-be list
ed ; to have all manner of evil said of
them; to be,cast off by. parents and
friends ; to become wanderers in the
earth, with' every man's hand • raised
against them. Ais the Apostles found
it, so they declared. 'We _must
through much tribulation linter the
kingdom of God." To be a Chrisr
we must daily bear our cross. .
• The exelanation .which recoil ea f
this seeming contradiction is. in one
sense easy — another sense ' t.
It is easy to those who have * ex
perienee n to, its interpreta
.tion •'
' very difficid those who come
to it in the cold -
. light of reason, and
eau comprehend only philosophical
reasoning. ' Yet there is one general
fact to which 'we will direct attention.
The entering the Kingdom of God is
clearly a great change in the life of a
Soul. The mere statement that we
are to enter ..the Kingdom of God
implies that as yet , we ate not in it.
'We are not born Chriatilins. The
most that can be said is that we are'
born to become such—born with
natures fitting 'carte be changed into
Christians. There is—using - terms
in the NOW. Testament sense—the
state of grace "which is Übe dieting
guished. from, and which 'succeeds 'to
the state of nature: There is the
1 state of regeneration, which is din- 1
'tint . from, and. which succeeds to,
the unregenerate state. Now, this
change involves a revolution in our
lives--in our aims and motives. The
man of flesh is crucified. The love
of the world, iis the supreme good, is
overcome by the love of God and of
divine things. Theft far e : he selfish
partootus has been in tlieimendant.
Of course, this cannot be overthrown
without difficulty. Aeocinling to
Scripture and the testimony of every
saint, this substitution of a new =hag
It innonnts to a contra
will sanctified must l 4 ll:47: s 4wayto
thereastay Onion, iiivfindketde
nnutt bed:lvan out L ynt a
detlisioriaa; And ` it i s`
to txrngtu#sme'it self thin to take L •
ut, remember, the struggle, the
pal.% the trfindation pertain' to the
proses "not to the result—tti the act
ofenteringthe kingdom of God, not
the kingdom. The kingdom once
entered the soul finds not cad' , right
ecnuttme, but peace and joy: It is
often a tribulation to be saved, alas
recovery from a half strangulation is
often thsatreaablg is the extreme.—
But - those who are ietially saved,
find the peace of God Which ',tweak
tuiderstanding.*Chrkiien Liader.
It was long regarded as` a .w.ftt
scientific feast (and it oughkto be so
regardedstill) for a chetah**, sepa
rate into component pails. and
tluirouighlyinalyze'and . deacitliet the
formation of a vegetable, mineral or
=had bodyj but_ how much more .
wonderful h, t,seience of , whir and
stellar chemistry, by which we are .
enabledlo discover a• portion of the
:on of the very sun in the
heave .1: s and to declare without a '
doubt that: in s that great luminary
may be found eopperrck
el, zinc, cobalt, - um, iron andL
:tithes : j..• th which we are,
perfectly • • i On the first pre._
sentation this statement it - seems •
incredibl ' of belief, not ' that such
things Otildexist in the sun, but
thst anibody should be , able to find
itont.r.Thesejiisc:tinerieiCand many
otheeiMportaat ones hive been made
by means of the spectrum analysis; a
full and infiresting explanation and
elucidation of which -is found in a
work of Professor Roscoe, of Man-
Cheater, recently published in this
country by Appleton & Co. -
The fact that a ray of light when
passed through a prism is bent has
long been known, and upon this char
muter of the,deflection of the various
parts of a ray, each part forming a
different color ire a perfectly regular
and unalterable manner, Sir Isaac
NeWton founded his optical- theory
that color of light deperkils Upon, the
refrangibilty of the different parts of
a my. But it has- since been discov
ered that much more knowledge than
this may be derivedArom a ray of
light. It was found that the spec
trum_ (or the ray that is spread out
on a wall after having passed through
a prism) had certain narrow, lines
across if, which-lines were dark, well
defined, and fixed in their relative t,
position. The light from the Sir,
the moon, and that from the • planets
(the same light, in fact) had differ
ent markings, it was fonfid, from the
light from the fixed stars, which are
considered to be Inds thenislvelves •
and perhapi of a different. , nature
from our sun. This gave rise to ex
periments, founded upon the fact
that all burning bodies have a spec
trim, and which had for their object
the discovery of the. substances An
these distant,huns which &used the
peculiar markings in their spectrums.
Thus commenced the spectrum - anal
ysis, and it has proceeded until the
results have.been highly satisfactory,
and encouraging to its votaries. For
instance, it was found that burning
sodium had two intensely yellow lines
in its spectrum, exactly where the-so
lar- spectrum had two dark ones.-
Therfore, allowing for rthe fact that
the solar light would destroy the col
or of that hrom sodium, when the lat
ter is in a state of luminous vapor, it
was conjectured, and has since been
proved- by many 'experiments, that
the vapor of burning sodium will al
waya (and that ,from no other metal
will), when rays from the sun shine
througla- it, produce just such lines in
just such positions irt . the spectrum.
Therefore, it is concluded that, noth- s.
ing but sodium will produce the above
effect, there.nmst be" sodium itt - the
sun. -Simms experiments have prov
the exhistence of iron and other met
als in the great centre of our system 4
and that they exist there in a state_
of heated vapor. Besides this,"it has
been discoAered by the same analyt
ical means that the: aebnlee,•-which
were once considered to consist of
- vast - assemblages of or universe of
stare, are not really 'such, but are
what any ordinay person, 'Unlearned
iii astronomy, would suppose them
to be, simply massei of vapor . and
The 'science of the &misty of light
as developed by the spectrum analy
sis, is'yet young. There is much be
fore it, and although it may be urged
by some that the fact that copper and
niche exist in the sun is of no use to
man, unless some method is devised
by which he may get. some of it, hu
manity will always applaud 'the eff
orts of those energetic and elevated
men whose works are making ua
know more and more, year by year
of oar world and the qstm pi which
we live. A man might , carry on a
vex* stiecessful business without
knowing that the*orld turas around,
but for all that every .one is glad to
know that ouch a revolution does
take place. Whether the results of
theapectrum analysis will ever be in
cluded among
-the applied sciences is
a question we cannot answer, but as
tronomy.' itself is onl7in part an ap
plied science and who would revert
to the condition of the pre-Coperni
cans, because it matters not to us to
know that the sun does not revolve
once a day around the earth, as long
as it continnes to give! , the usual
amount of light and heat?
W0X13 7 8 GRAVE.
.I. can paid by the 'tomb of a maxi
with somewhat of a calmindifferince;
but wheal. survey the grave of a fe
male, a sigh: involuntarily escapes me.
With the holy name of woman I as
sociate every soft, tender end delicate .
affection, I think of her as the
young and bashful virgin, with ',ryes
wparkling, and cheeks. crimson with
each impassioned feeling of the heart;
as the kind, affectionate wife, absorb
ed in - the execirse of her domestic
duties; as the chaste and *turas -
matron, tiredivith the follies of the
world, and preparing-for the , grave
into which she must soon descend.
Ohl there is something in contem
plating the character of a woman that
raises the soul far above the common
level of society. She is formed to
adorn and humanize mankind, to
soothe his caves and strew his path
with flowers. In tress
_the hour of dis
she is the rock upon which' he leans
for support,• aid when fate calls him
from existence, her tears bedew
gil,ve. Can I look down her
tomb without emotion ? has
always justice done to his memory--
IVMM never. The pages of history
lie open to the one, but the weak and
unobtrusive excellencies of the other
sleep with her in the grin*. In hex.
may have shone the genius of a poet,
with the virtues of a saint. She - too
may have Pottsed unheeded along the
sterile pathway of her existence, and
felt for others as I now feel
„fur her.