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k. Lit tieeier, Rome, P. iAll calls promptly attPna
,,t May 9.1870
'Vt. BLACK, ! General Fire, Life,
601,4 rcUrtti , I .lllttra.no Agent. (Mike it S.
M. Brnirn's !Rotel, Wy using.
SIGN 44VDFRESCO PAINTER,
Towanda. Sept. 15, 1137 q-yr.
flAllP. & VINCENT, INSURANCE
:; Aar.N - rs.—Offico formerly ocenplird by Ifercur
1, Morrow, ene deor'sonth of Ward House. ,
:. n. r Amr. . rneyllV7o Ir. s. CIItCTICT.
RFOWLER.; REAL ESTATE
. DEALER. No. 160 Wasbinetrm Street. be-.
tw..rn LaSalle and Wells Streets, Chicago, Illinois.
LO,l tatate pnrrhased and sold. Investments made
;_eft Money Loaned. , May 10,'70.
~A r. RN
IF CUTTING' AND Irrinco in all fasilcinAiile
orbs on short boties. 800313 in Ifeecur's New
IPfo , l, Main-st., over Porter & Kirby's Druz Stare.
I MH3. H. E. GAMIN.
Towanda. Pa.. April 13. 1870.
T_TAIR WORK OF ALL KINDS„
I L such RR SVITCEIES, CURLS; BRAIDS. FRI&
Errs, gr.„ made in the bent manner and latest style,.
!tin Ward House Baiber Eihop. . Terms reasonable.
Tria - anda. Dee. 1, 1859.
DRANCIS E.. POST, PAINTEE,
Towanda. ten rears experienee,ita coe
tfdent ran -care ills best eatisihrtion Nnting.
(Iran:Ling. Steining. liFazirig, tapering. kr. ,
Particular At atom paid to jobbing in the
TOHN DIINTKE, BLACKWITH,
• MONROETON, A., pap; particularttnution to
irong Wagons, kc. Tire' set and
r,nalnlnn done on effort notice. 'Work a)id Ichargea
gliarantvi:tl antisfactnry. 4 12.15.69.
4 1110 S PENNTPACK.ER, HAS,
a.. 'cafe established hintaelf in the TAII I ,AIRING
prsiNESS. SlirfSp over Itopkwell's Store. Work of
~,,y description done in the latest styles. I
TlPWallila, April 21, 18;0Z—tf :
T . • .
ERAYSVILLt WO.OLEN -, TILL
Thostindersiened M'oll.l respectfully iiin d iCinnee Co
the pahhe that he keeps constantly on hnn Woolen
Irlmr... eagaitreres.l'Elatinels. Yarns. atl'all ',kinds at
LAtesals and retail HAIGH k BHOADLEY.
a.1m;..10, - 711. . Proprietor.'
OH YES ! OH YES !-AUCTII9N
A. It. MOS. I,ictmed Aueliqneer.
Ipromptly attended to attd 4=atiafaction
eiaranteed. Call or address, A. It. Mob, Mostreoetort,
':9ra.l:erd county, Pa. 0ct.26, 69 ;
irIFFORD'S NATIONAL PAIN
kir Hiller and Life Olt are the tlifent Family
that find a welcome in es 'r¢ home as a
wereiun _Remedy for more of the Common ills Of
iie-tilan any other medicine in the market. Sold
.lealer4 in medicine generally. =Manufactured
T GIFFORD. Chicago, 111., and 143 Main at.,
Mtgs.; EI.I.SVILLE: T. March 10,'70-5.
I A`SUR ANCE -AG ENC
~, a- _; i ; n-U
i ()OD • TF,MPLARS MUTUAL
I Benefit Association.
Momberslup feu to at death $2.000 . $lO 00
NT. , 44a7 A , sPlP.litn ,- Itoge from 15 to 55 1 10
; I • •, •• •• 26 to 45 160
46 to 60 2 10
C. V. "
JONES. Wyalusin7, Pa.
eneral ageni for Bradford county. Local Apenta
anted. ' Sept, 29.'70f
THE CONTINENTAL LIFE IN
surance. Company of Hartford. Conn. 'Pay.
Inenta and application for trorimince bo be made at
Itn. SrtrEies office, Main et.. Towanda..
"I : - t. 1 V,' : ~ .-t,yfitn~
Having completed, my new brick shop, near my
t , iiiilence on Main-street. I am sew prepared to do
I ,, irk in all its bratohes. particular attention paid
Mill Irons and edge tools; Mining spent many
jars In this' community. in this business, I trust
'eh be a sufficent. guarantee of my receiving a liber
sisooinut of the public - patronage.
HENRY ESSEN - WINE.
. Towsada, Nov. 3, IF+3ll.—tf
.J. N. DEXTER, 4)0/tel./Or of Paierds,
73 BROASO STREET, WAVERLY. N. Y.
litepares drawings, arpecilleations and all papirs
prilured in making and properly conducting Appli
ttationik for PATENTS in the UNITED STATES and FOR-
Corwrairs. No manors IN unsiicr.reertn.
r v4 - ,ti.iND NO ATTOENSTS TEE TO PAT UNTIL PATES"?
IVQO4 • HIDES, PELTS, CALF
rsr the highest cash price Is paid at all times
E. BonenGetd's Stare,
0. A. DITTOFF,
J. F.. nkrrum. n0v.14."70 TOWANDA, PA
fW. STEVENS, COUNTY SUR-
F • vrion. CaMpto•ll, Wad:bed Co., Pa. Thank
ful u, inn many employers for past patronage, would
rrgrwalfully inform the -citizens of Bradford County
that he is prepared to do any work in his bln - e of tanni
n...4+ that may ho entrnnted to hlm. Those having
duinted lines *mild do well to have their pa,..p
5 ,- - - urately surveyed before' allowing themselves to
arerieved by their neigtibors. All work warrant
el corn.st, so far as the nature of the ease will per
mit. All unpatented lands attended to as-soon as
warrant ars obtained. \ 0. W. STEVENS.
rrpE UNDERSIGNED HAVE
1 opened's Banking House fa Towanda, under the
name of G. F....MASON & CO.
They are pripared to draw Bills of Eichange. and
make collections 'in New York, Philadelphia. and all
pnrtionk of the United States, as also England, Ger
many. and Franco. To loan money. receive deposits.
and hi do • geberal Banking business.
F.MasOn was one of the late firm of Laporte,
MELII4II Co.;- of Tau - ands. Pa.. and We knowledge of
he business:oam of Bradford and adjoining counties
and having in the banking business for about
11 . fleen rears, makeihis house •desirable one through
io,h to make collections. O. F. MASON,
Towanda. 0ct..1, lend. A. - G. MASON.
BRADFORD , COENTY
REAL YSTATE AGENCY.
H. B. MIKE .N, REAL ESTATE Afarrr
Nabiatile Farms, .118111 Properties, City. and Town
Lora for sale:
Parsee having property for sale Will And It to their
advantage by leaving Wdewiription of the Same. with
ertrip of sale at this. agency: Put" are"wnetaztlY
a teinifing for farina, ke. H. B. McILEA.N.
Real - Estate Agent
ofNe over Mason's Ranh. Towandk, Pa.
NFrW FIR M!
NEW GOODS AND LOWPRICES!
AT ItON'AOETON, PA.
TRACY & HOLLON,
Retail Dealers in Groestise snd Ptersisions."Drairs
and Medicines, Aerologic, On. Lamps, Chimney's.
Shadow, Dye Stuffs, Paints. Oils, Varnish. Innikee
(tone, Tobacco, Cigars and Edna Pare Wines and
Liquor...of thebest qaatity, tor medicinal purposes
0111 Y. All Aloeds soar* the' lowest prima. Pro.
re - riptinba 'carellany impounded at an boom of the
day and-night Give us • call.
TRACY & HOLLON
Moiiroeton, 2L lefo-12.
CII*P PASSAGE FROM OR TO
IRELAND 04 ENGLAND.
- onox . ;- 00.1 ivit. Or IMILLSIZIPS ISOM OS SO
Williams itOuolomw cm tarammtwia.
•• Black 8t Line" of WA.
repool Packets. sißllng every woe.
Bwallow4all 'Una of Packets tem at to Lomb*.
ilm ulittatiftw tO Woislaod. Ireland and Scotland pay.
ible pa damn&
- For fartherpiulteldeas, apply to William k Golan.
29 Broadway. Pew Pork. or
• :. S.. iuusox • cm.,. Maws. '
04c, Pomaada. Pe.'
kOLASSRS FOR 50
N.:)1 cents pllea it . 701 &
S. W. AI..VCIELE), rubilish4eir7.
I WM 111
VOLUME X'' XI
TAWS' WOOD,_ Amnia= am,
Coy £z JA.T I.lw. Towanda. Pa. "
TITENRY PEET, ATTORNEY AT
11 LAW. Towanda. Pa. Jim 27. •68.
Vpi. FOYLE, ATTORNEY AT
LAW, Towanda; PS.. Moe with Marian
Smith. south side Nerettes Block. - April 14, 70
EOROE IY. ,ItONTANYg, AT
MUM At tAlir. 01Set---0611103 . of Mink and
Pins Streets. opposite Porter's brag
1717 B. KELLY, DENTIST. OF,
. non over Wickham & Black's, Towards, Ps.
DR. H. WESTON, DENTIST.
Office in Patton's Bloc.k, over Gore's Drug and
Oliendcal Store. jan 1, 'U.
lA* ATTORNEY AT LAW. TOWANDA. ,
South side of Dlercnr's New Block, ep Stairs.
HB. McKEAN, -AIIOIIITET
• ARD - COITISIITI.LOII AT LAW,Tcnranda, Pa. Par
ticular attention paid to bnainois to the Orphans'
Court. July 20.'66.
N iv cARNocHA.N„ ATTOR
4,- wry AT LAW (Dtilstct Atterneyjer Brad
ford Connty). Troy. Pa- Collin:Bola madeand prompt
ly remitted. feSl5,
st, D. C. DEwlrit, Alii;titeys-at
el • Latb, Towanda, Pa., having fornAd a co-part
nership, tender their professional services to the
itrecig attention given to MDT DEPART.
3M..^T of the business, at the county seat' or ;else
where. JACOB DEWITT,
D, dinctall Dzirill.
triAt. , 2l4ll. ,
A W. AititStilONG, Positional)le
8ar6, 4 .~ iar the tiweil Souse, Towanda, Pa,
Public palrotilwo eollcitad.: d0c14,76
jorm N.. CALlF,:krranNri
AT LAW, Towanda. Pa. Pa;ticnlar attention giv
en to Orphans' Court business. Conveyancing and
Collections: * Office In Wood's new block, south
of the First National Bank, up *thin!.
H. WARNER, Physician and
C• Surgeon. Leßaysrille, Bradford CO.. Pa. Ali
calla promptly attended to. Older. Mat door south
of Lettaravilfe Mu FP.
Sept. 15, 1870.-yr
LIL BEACH, 'M. D., Physician
. etnd Surgreon. Towanda. Pa. Partici rttsn
tfou paid to all Chronic Diseases, and Diseases a
Females. Office at his residence on Weston street,
east of WA. Overton's. n0v.11,69.
TIVERTON & ELSBREE,
NEv's AT LAW, Towanda, Pa.. having entered
Into copartnership. offer their professional services'
to the, public. Special attention Oven to business
in the' Orphan's and Register's Courts.. apll4l'o
E. OTT.IIIX3N, 3/1. N. C.
MEllciTß & DAVIES, ATTO4I,•-
.ITETA AT b*, Pa. The ntglensigned
hnvitig nacoeinted thernwires together in the praetiof
of Law. offer their profesFional eerrices to the pnblloz.
rLYSSES ISTESter,R. W. T. DANTF.S.
March B. 1870.
l our A..& E. M. PECK'S LAW
.1 • omen
Main at . Ceet. opposite the Conti House, Towanda, Pa
Oct. 27, - 70._
B EN. MOODY,,;
Olfors hi* profesiinnal . sokrvicei tnthe peoi)le of Wy:
&lupine and vicinity. °Mee !Ind n.iidence it A. .1.
Lloyd's. Flanreh street
JOAN W. mrx,- ATTORNEY AT
LAW, Towanda. Bradford Co.. Pa.
GENERAL -TRANCE AGENT.
Particular attenti • paid to Colief:eons and €irphatue
Court boxineaa. 5.4 e—Mercnr's New Block. north
aide Public 9g apr. 1. '63.
DSENB.ERRY, w'onld ark.-
non .ce that in compliance with the request of
his num • us friends. he to peepared to admin.
later 16 us Oxide, or s Laughing' 031., for the pain
less e raction of teet. •
Le ysville. May 3,18713.—1 y
,• A. KEENEY, COUNTY SU
• PEROTENDENT. Towanda, Pa. Office with
13. i. Peck, second door below the Ward Hone..
Wi br at the office the last Matt:inlay of each month
an• arall other tim when not called away on bnal
!ibex connected with the Stiperitendeney. All letters
should hereafter be addressed as ahore. dec.1.70
DOCTOR 0. LE\VIS,A GRADU
ate of. the College of ••Physictans and Surgeons,"
New York-city, Class 1842-4, gives exclusive attention
to the practice of his profesaicrn. Office and residence
en the eastern slope of Orwell adjoining, Henry
Howe's. jan 14. '69.
DR. D. D. Denttst, has .
purchased G./14. Wood's property, between
Merrnes Block and the Elwell House, where he ham'
located.his omre. Teeth extracted without pain by
ume or NIA. Towanda, Ort. 90, 1870.—yr.
REEN WOOD COTTAGE.—This
VI well-known house. ;having recently been rent.
ted and supplied with: new furniture, will he fmind a
pleapant retreat for pleasure seekers. Board by the
week or month on reasonable terms.
E. W. N'F.AT, Prop'r.
Greenwood. April 20,
WARD HOUSE, TOWANDA, PA
C . , T. SMITH, Proprietor:
Het 8, 1866. •
I.EIIIIP'ERANCE HOTEL !--1-gitna
ted.hn the north-west corner 'of Main and Ellzl
beth stieeta, opposite Hryant's Carriage Factory.
Jurymen and others attending court will especi
ally Awl It to their advantage to patronize the Tem
perance Hotel. • 8. H. BROWN, Propr.
Towanda, Jan. 12. 1878.—ly:
PHYSICIAN ANP 2sOmzo:N:
On Main Street, near the (*.mitt 'House
DINING ROOMS •
CONVECTION WITH THE BAKERY.
• Near the Court Hodge.
We are prepared to feed the hungry stall times of
the day, and evening. Oisters and Ice Cream" in
March 80, 1870. D. W. scorr k CO.
VLWELL HOUSE, TOWANDA,
JOWN C. 1:51180N
Haring leaied this Home, la now reedy to acentrimo
date the travelling pnblie. No pains nor expense will
be spared to give satisfaction to those who may give
him a call.
... . .
North aide of the. rnhlic square. elnd of Met
cur's new block. -
RUMIff.RFIELD CREEK HO-
Haring purchased and thoroughly 'refitted this old
and well-known staad. formerly kept by Sheriff.Drit
Mt at the month of Itrunmerrield Creek. is ready to
give good acexAmmodations and satiafactory treatment
to all who may favor /aim with a call.
Dee- 23. 868—tf.
MEANS HOUSE, TOWANDA,
cos. NAM •NT) DRITKIT Kra Ern
The Horses, Harness. &e. of all guests - of ibis
house..-insured against loss by Fire, without any ex
tra charge. •
A superior quality at Old English Bap Me. just
received. T. R. JORDAN.
Towanda. Jan. 24.771. , . , Proprietor.
DRIDGE STREF.T. TOWANDA. PA.
11. G. GOFF. Propridor
This Hotel having been leased by the 'subscriber.
has been' repainted, papered. and . refurnished
throughout, with new Ifmmittire, Bedding. kc. His
Table will be supplied with the best the plarket af
ford*. and the Bar with choicest brands Of Liquors.
This house now offers the comforts of ir Immo at
aromas= recta. Jurymen and others attending
Court. will find this house a cheap and comfortable
place to stop. Good stabling attached. ang.lo.lo
NEW .PLANINO MILLI
mxrcluNo, RE-BAWENO, MOULDINGS. ate,
At the old stand of Mill : Ingham's Woolen Factory
and Sawmill, in ,
A HEAVY KZ ROLL PLAN.NCI A3D lIIATCMICO
In charge of an ezperienced Mechanic and battilen.
the public may expect a
GOOD JOB EVIIMT TI M&
?Me tie moos ealateammet of the wear power.
wort CM' be dame at an aemom at the par and noon
ma meat In. In commence with fb. mereell we us
able to Itimlab talliot aimed bomber to miff. -
I. may ,2s.
N oncE TO 'CARPENTERS !
Ta..umbrai r mii bore seasi=sll. tO
ons• aspestosos MUM Or
than mow= wit sus ss. V lesidir ill =
isusasses are rapeettlll7 hafted Si She al a son.
CAMP a MCI=
66e1110 flos. Ismoses NNW: Tesasia Ps.
DRIED FRUIT. OP ALL KINDS
4 ,1 „ . COWSLL ik
A IiAPIPT WOMAN.
. , •
Her days are filled with ;homely taskS,
Her heart With krre's 'content ;
Whate'er she has, the enjoys, nor , asks
For what Heaven bath not sent.
Site looks ou t toward the purple pals
Through situall-paned windows gray ;
The sunshine ripples o'er the sills,
And.the home - r ll o o :carPet gay. "
A soul serene, tilniugliderr selkl eyes,
Her baby gazes forth;
His silence seems thin epeecli more wise,
His smile a cherub's mirth.
She cares no t
i many books to read,
Brit feeds on life instead
And, trammeled by no formal creed,
Her heart:inspires her head.
A home;apnp woof of noilieless.deeds,
Her life mittker little show ;
For words com e hardly kyr her Perils.
'And rWer e rivers flow.
And ne'er of, duty loth she irate,:
But straigiitway does; the deed
Most needed,"tvhether small or great,
Fulfilling thus Love's creed. • '
in babybo6d twang her toys,
the liappi Wall fur hours;
Aml noir, amid her houKehold Jo) tg,
She buildl enduring pliters,
And now as flieti she givetli jny
To all wI near her dwell,
And feel fho restful harmony
• Which friim her soul dont well
As from a brook in leafy dell,
Or bird upon its neat,
Or whatsoe)ff at home dotb dwell
On Natnre's tranquil breast.
rV • •
[For the ltr.rourtn.]
AOBOBB TEI WATER
"The}', Seqria's race among them share;
Sorno . tire the soldier I,n to dar,.
tone ronsel the patriot np to bane .
dorraption'a heart ;
Sonic tencbt the bard, a darling care,
The tuneful, art.'
7 -Born ' 1 . 11 , 1011.
Than ROBERT Brass, poets have
Jett a name and a fame cherished by
their countrymen with more endur
ing enthusiasm. He is said to be
the only case on record where the
genius of a single man has made the
buiguage of his country classical,-:
and be may well claim to have been
the national bard of Scotland, since
even his failings were to a great de
gree national. °La kind and genial
temperament, ho was ti poet of the
heart; he was also a man of the peo
ple, owing his fame much more .to
genius than education: ever display
ing a hatred of oppression and an in
brd consciousness of the equality, of
What could be more. appropriate
for Americans chancing to be in Glas
gow on the anniversary of their o'fn
national independence,. thin to 'cele
brate it by an excursion to AYR '
birthplace of him who penned the
that, and a' that,
- It's honing yet, for a' that,
That Man to Ilan, the world around,
Shall brother be, for a' that I
--The rank is but the guinea stamp:
The man's thelgoud, for a' that.
So reasoned our part t; and so, ac
cordingly, on the - Morning of July 4,
1867, we took passage in the steamer
" 1 ale of Chryd" for the port of . Ayr
on the Western Coast. By rail the
distance is 40 miles—though by wa
ter nearly twice that. Our route was
down the Clyde—nearly westward to
its widening into the, Bay or Frithiof
Clyde,at Greenoch—where the course
of our vessel, with that of the sur
rounding waters, changed southward
ly: the Isles of Bute and Arranibeing
to our rights -we proceeded along
• From Glasgmi to Greenoch (some
'25 miles) abound the busy shipyards
which furnish annually so great a_
number flf the swift and staunch ve
hicles of marine commerce, known
the world over as "Clyde built."
There are also on the river.points of
interest connected with the historic
and heroic, as 'fell as with the iron
age of Scotland. The site of Dum
barton Castle, upon the right bank,
has an elevation of 6110 4 feet above the
water. It was here that
for some time hopritiin44,, , and here
is still preserved the-o-handed
sword of .that hero. His betrayer,
MonteithAeld the castle during four
years for King Edward. Here,
Queen Mary was conveyed from
France while yet an infant, and it
was subgequently occupied in turn, by
Charles. Land Oliver Cromwell. Vic
toria ente&l within its walls in 1847.
Farther down: are the ruins of Car
dross Castle, zallere Robert the Bruce
died in -1329 ; and Findla,stone
House, once the frequent resort of
John Knox, the Scottish Reformer.
The western coast of Scotland
abounds in islands and peninsulas of
ever varying form and size, with in
tervening bays, straits and friths, ex
tending far. inland, eastwariffi'ind
northeastwardly: presenting a
markable contrast to the eastern,
coast, with its smooth outline 'and:
few if any neighboring islands. The
same maybe remarked in regard till
the eastern and western coasts of
England and Ireland. While these
western bays, rivers and lakes dia.-,
play a general direction
with that of the GeV Stream, we will
not here venture upon any theory of ' ,
their origin as therewith connected..
The bays and friths of Western
Scotland are frequently widening of
the outlets of the almost / innumera
ble Scottish Lochs or Lakes, similar
ly connected in their turn _with each
other. A. remarkable chain of these,
four in number, extends in nearly a
direct line giortheastirardly to Invis
nese, on the waters of Murray Frith
at the eastern coast; the lakes them
selves constituting forty miles of the
entire distance of sixty. . - Six millions
of dollars expended in their improve
melt and connexion for steam navi
gation, opened the route of the Caw-
Doxus CAJAL, highly interesting to
the found and important to com
A numb er of fine steamers are em
ployed through the summer ammo,
in daily entinions from Cilsegaw to
various points - of interest amid the
Wistera Isles Of 800011114.4 1 / 1 1.111
Cave of Staffs, and the Sacred Mk
:;„" —The Gottr.ry
of lona (or Ieolmkal), being among
—But, for the present, we have
bailed for the port of Ayr, lying in
quite another diori. Situated at
the mouth of the river Ayr, with iti
lig •Twa Briggs;'the town has a por,-
lation.of some 18,000., A tower, 115
feet in height, erected in 1835, with
a . statue 'of Sir William Wallace,
marks the pitied his former dungeon.
[ —Somewhat delayed on' our way
from the steamboat landing 'to the
Carriage stand, we found on, arriving
there, that nearly ad the conveyances
were already appropriated by ' o
pilgrims to the birth p lace of the ill
which was still two long Scotti
miles distant. As a " special accom
modation;" a horse and carriage were _
finally furnished: the former being of
sufficient size, at least, to convey us
over the smooth roads, with tolerable
speed to'the place °four destination.,
'But, however our reckoning on - tine
score may have agreed with that Of
our hpd, it certainly did riot with that
of our hau. 'Our time was brief, *bile
our progress from the outset was la
mentably slow. - 1
Before reaching the outskirts Of
the town, wepassed in full view of
the old ale-house where Tam O'Shea
ter and Souter Johnnie were said to
have had " mony a gude time the
gither." The same old beech they
occupied on such occasions (era on
which the poet himself may too often
bare sat), is still treas.ured there, an
admired relic of I`. Auld lang svne."
=We urged our driver—and he in
turn urged hi orse; but with suci
poor en - , that be concluded- to
abandon the expedition; and with
some lame excuse yielded up the reins
to another person whom he called
from the 'streets. Change of admiiii
istration has often, as in our , case,
given rise to a hope of improvemerit
--encouraging but fallacious. • Again.
We urged our driver, end be tried to
urge his horse; by turns-, and finally
all torre„, ther, we abused the driver-1-
:0d I fear he abused the horse, were
such such a thing possible. in caees
of delay—as well as of danger—every
man is disposed to consider himself
as the proper person to hold the
reins; we in turn carried out the idea,
and each in turn found, it a tellurc.
Even a lady of the party persisted in
a prospect of success if allowed to try
her powers of persuasion. Yet, bri
miliated as we .were, wg could net
quite bring our minds to such an al
ternative. Certainly not--on the
Fourth of July. _
There was• certainly' no poetry,
not even the " poetry of . motion "r.
in such a progress toile - home of
poet. I can compare its rate to not,
ing more appropriately than to th
of " A Trip Across the Water "
the tnited Kingdom.
Burns, however, tmys-- •
" Even when the wish'd for end's &turd,
Yet while the bars means are plied,
They bfing their own reward."
The consummation (so long a
devoutly -wished for (bat. almost des
paired of) was finally achieved; nOt,
however, before the fine edge of our
poetic aspirations was considerably
the worse for wear. At. the right
hand side of the thoroughfare—an
cient, lOngitudinal, one-storied, two
roomed and thatch-roofed—Bobby
Barns' cottage finally stood before
tut. , Here the, poet first saw the light
—and here were. spent his earlier
years. The pi:alines - 8 of its style and
furniture, said to be: - still the sauna
(except the 'jack-knife carvings by
tourists of more leisure than we conld
boast) as-when Burns left it: for a
residence elsewhere, evinces the lim
ited circumstances of the family.
Robert (bornin January, 1759,) Was
the eldest of seven children; and his
father was then gardener to a gentle
man of the vicinity. " Had he con
tinued in that station," says the poet,
" I must have been marched off to! be
one of the little underlings about a
farm-house; but it was his , dearest
wish to keep his children under his
own eye till they ,could discern be
tween good and evil, "—a faculty to
which, after all, Burns seems never
fully totave attained.
At the rear of the humble cottage
is a wooden hall or addition, well fur
nished, and adorned with some stita
ble mementoes. •
A little way beiond, the farmer site
,of the '° Auld Kirk of Alloway '' is
now occupied by a modern church of
plain stone. We saw-here the gr.:ices
of Burns' parents, and of the original
of one of his famous characters,.
We were necessarily in haste:-Land
we met with others in the same pre
dicament, one of whom was- a yonng
man, evidently of a tragic tendency,
who had worked himself into a per
spiration by running excitedly here
and there, enquiring of all whom; - he
met., for the place where -(according
to the poet)
"Mango's mither hang'd timer!' •
In the vicinity, near the% " Auld
Brigg " of Ayr, stands Burns' Monu
ment, surrounded by a well:adorned
acre of ground, and erected in 1820
at' an expense of $17,000. It is true
morial worthy of the poet;—such
substantial aid; however, would :are
been appreciated him while
and, as his aged mother is sai to
have exclaimed after the erection of
the monument, "Ah ! Bobbie, Rob
bie! ye asked them for bread, and
they have given you a atonal"
Among other ream within it, is the
Bible said to have been given by . him
to his " Highland Mary"; and in a
grotto near. by are the et/el:mated
statues Of Tam O'Bbanter and Sou
ter Johnnie, by Thom.
Our scattered party made no te
dious search for the equipage w hich
had bonie us so taiondy from 18,yr;
and it was creditable to the Mier's
sense of, propriety that he did not
look for us. Making our way back
to the town by one means and 11110th•
er, we found ourselves barely in time
for the returning 1441101031.
In the sakson of the " Vok
Oral' I had occasion to notice snore
drinking than fokad mania the whale
of Ireland. Due. otiesualkrw dipss
not make s summer"; . hat kook ap
pearances then and t here, a steingse
might well bepardoned . for mods&
mg this to be the bessthang (as weil
saiUmM4) sin of fleottith
pis. One. s :: pseinstst of its
ffesm., could not bat \ be suesoing resnib,,
in the ease of an others*. 'good look-
OE D*MKELTIOi =PM Arr Varna-
FORD COUNTY, PA., FEBRUARY 2,1871.
... and..d,• ab` ' ly appearing man,
w. . ral . .te. humor recalled for
eib y to mind Scott's characteri of
" 1 • .. 'e Dinmont." A pont- young
w. .. . was on board with a . lot; of
n ck-knacks for sale. He patrommi
• , liberally; and after a lei difili.es=
,'. . s to the, saloon (thus elevating
1... * .
own spirits with doubtless a cor
'"Y". . . ndmic and - serious depression of
, , . . in the decanter he made i an
. ffihand purchase of h er whole i re-,
a . . 'ning stock in trade. The next
;nt Was the loss of his hat °ter
,. rd; but, nothing daunted, he pro
'Mt .ed to dispose of his wares, one
one, at public 'outcry. Grateful
• ; pleased, the woman stood by—
. I her bareheaded benefactor, bay
knocked down the last item, next
. -. := with high-toned reconnnen
. ;ons—first the basket, and finally
• lady herself—to the highest bid
; when she suddenly disippeared
the scene, and the sale closed.
M' 'A - C. C. 1).
[For the Rrroßrrit.]
'Be sure you are right and then
ahead !" Could we but instill this
',a into the •minds of the youthful
e. eration, cause theutqo feel they
it 141 seek the right and with a fteil
e: of purpose maintain it, we would
f a certainty feel weliaie not lived
vain. Indecision is too often, a
• rked characteristic of many
mils, who from the very nature of
•ir positions, should present tq the
• trld ant unwavering decision.; A
•rhapa," or "guess '; is of no
is smut at all, ' when uttered in re
. dto matters of importance. •For
n:tAnce, those-Of State or Nations.
H w would we regard the General,
w io should inform his soldie \ rs that'
"may be" they might become ivic
t4ions in such or such a contest ?
would loathe him. But rather
he says, "We 'rill - conquer_ th9u,gh
we die in our attempts!!! arid with
such words of encouragement they
march on to victory. While . indeci
sion, on his part, for tine moment
nsght hare been the means of sacri
fieing hundreds of lives. Now
carch one of us, are decnnying
ta►nt'positions assigned us by the In
tinite\One. We stand at the doOr of
our hearts, as sentinels . ,,ottardin„,e , a
citadel; and yet showing to the outer
World we are undecided whether we
shall let in the enemy. of onr souls to
destroy all thetreasures which liave
been accumulatilig for years , namely:
gtxid. resolutions, VbWEI, prayers and
cherished advice's. Will-power seems
to be sleeping at such times.. Inde
cision! -the very word itself conveys
to our minds! the conviction :that
eventually we shall hear the sentence
pronounced, " Thou art weighed in
the balance and found wanting,'] up
on all such as are vacillating, and tri
fling with their eternal deStiny.
Many a"re : tw, careful as to the Opin
ion of Others; . they seem to f9rget
that everything which is for the, right
will have its opposers, and the will
become stronger as the work advan
ces. All , great reforms, improve
ments, and -modernizing, havel•had
their day of countercurrents. i But
decision has been : ' the predominant
element in the character of those who
would behold thecompletion of their
efforts, the carrying out of some idea,
the living embodiment of some ear
nest thought. Facts must nnt
sugar-coated in order that the masses
may swallow them, or dealt ont in
homeopathic dos: s. • So, in dealing
with our own temptations and oppos
ing influences, we must deal.plainly;
and though the world might langh,
!tad presentjts satirical grimaCes, if
we would Make life a success; and
our hereafter nblessed one, -we; must
be sure we are right as regards God's
truths and our own .convictions
Wen press' onwark 'and with our-
Master's approvEdwe cannot •fail of
and gaining a victor's laurels. :
• Mo.waorms, Pa., Jan. l'7 t,871. '
TEE Strinow of Luz.—We have
- with anything more bean
lifnl than the following, which we
find in an old New "Korlf ifirro'r :
" All that lives must die,
Passing from nature to titernity. 1
Men seldom think . of the ; great
event of death until the dark sha
dows fall,. across their own path,- hid
ing-forever from their eyes the , faces
of the loved ones, whose loving smile
was the sunlight of their existence.
Death is the great antagonist ef• liie,
and the cold thought of the tomb is
"the skeleton at all our feasts.l'
We do not went to go through the
dark Valley, although its passage may
lead to Paradise; and with .Charles
Lamb, we coo not wish to lie down in
the muddy grave,' even with kings
and princes for our bedfellows:
But the fiat Of ' nature is inexora
ble. _ There is no appeal Elvin the
great a law that dooms us all to the .
We flourish and fade-like the
- leaves of the forest, aid the frailest
flcnirer that blooms and withers in a
day, has not a hailer hold on life
fhan the mightiest monarch that ever
shook the earth by his footsteps.
Generations of men appnr and van \ ,
ish hie the ginsa, and the wingless'
multitude that swarm's the world to
day, will to-morrow disappoir like
footprints on the shore:.
"Boob ss tbs shim tide shall best.
Fart tram will vanish bus the must"
In the beautiful drams of lOn, the
instinct of inultosi eloquently
itttiwed by the d tad 51reek,
finds& deep neionse ery thought
ful coal. It is 'nature's prophesy ti
life to-come. When about tO
his yg exstence sea sacrifice to
fate, his betrothed Cleinanthe asks
if thei shall rot - meet again; tit which
he maw: -4 ‘ I have asked thatldresd
lid question of the hills thit look
etenzal,of the streams that *w for
ever, oral,' eters • , fields
sty raised spirit •
Afil were drpb. M ist&
is that lace hroquhas, I Seel
aaawthiag which /ma
thisthrough its heady that moat
*hay pada. We shall meet again,
Jan as the sten shine oak Hin the
aielik a Aire an bland boas tint look
is oaf lbaigh beans, ilmir lastares ware
babe trout our reeolkotioe.
Yon meet them everywhere. At
home and. when visiting, on business
or omplessure, id- this city and in
that towni•gazing wistfully at a ram
ekin here and popping down an alley
yonder. When you , take your ease
at your inn you find a specimen in a
corner, looking morosely and sullen
ly miserable, complaining that his
hot water is cold, his brandy edalter
ated,,his tobacco the worst the has
ever had, and doing his bestito make
the, company as miserable as himself;
and when you are corning , from
church 'you hear him passing ill
natured remarks against minister,
clerk, choir, and congregation,' and
winding up by callin g himself fool
for going at all. •
Attiredin a black frock coat, with
shining elbows, and still more shin
ing buttoris, a waistcoat ten 'years .
old. with buttons of different Rises
and different patterns, and trousers,
the original color of which you can
only guess, finished. 4'ff at one ex
tremity by a shabhy, grease, nonde
script hat, and, at the other, by the
still more shabby remnants of what.
had been a pair of boots; this is- the
man who will wonder where young
Smith gets all the money he spends,
and tell you confidently that Lloyd;
Smith's employer, should have his
books examined. He would 'not give
parties to friend, decorate himself
with jewelry, anAlstire a dozen snits
yearly, and so he tells Smith.
Sour Grapes, my cynical friend,"
replies Smith. This is the man who
wondered what Jones would have
been if his wife had not brought him
some money; how long Wieding 'is
going to stand the extiniegance of
his daughters. and the flirting of his
wife, and if proire is not in trouble,
-what •he has mortgaged his hbnse
for, and given a bill of sale upon his
furniture; who, forgetting that every
man is a fool epee in his life, has
made his brains a dictionary of all
the follies of the neighborhood, and
retails them out whenever he can
find a liatener, insinuating that a
man who - has dime wrong or foolish
ly.onee, must of necessity be always
doing wrong and foolish things.
At a birth, he Will tell yon that
half the human race die before the
,age of five years, and repeat the:same
things more emphatically at a christ
.ening; at a wedding he will subtly
hope that, as the' majority of wed
dings are unhappy, -he trusts that
this may prove an ; exception, and
further _hopes that the divorce court
may have fewer mules next year, for
it is lamentable to find that the
cases are annually increasing; and at
a funeral hint that the deceased was
no better. than he—or she—ought to
have been. l l Sour in temper, l 'eyniesl
in language, disagreeable in compa
ny, feared by his wife, shunned by
his children, hated by his -acquaint
ances, and sowing dissension in him:
self, be is a very miserable object in
deed—tot niaurais etsjet.
Such men are 'often gifted with
great talent; clever ahnost to a prov
erb, and accomplished to a high de
gree, they are, m their start in' life,
the envy And admiration , of the circle
in which they move. Sonic take the
flattery of their friends': for granted,
fondly fancying they are cut oat for
fortune, and cease 'lto exert them
selves to hide in, fact the' position
They have nominally gained i by the
gifts they, possess, and the laudations
of prejudiced friends. '''Some are too
self-Confident in the commencement,
and, unsupported By experience, they
fail; • some marry young, and the
money which should lay the founda
tion of a fortune is swallowed by the
wife at first, and .the children after
ward; and some vend. their savings
in gayety and dissipation, trusting to
luck for future capital.. By far the
greatest number carefully pick out
some line in which to employ their
energy and their brains, and work at
that particular thing with a concen
trated earnestness bent upon suc
cess. Whether it had been by a
combination of unlucky circumstan
ces, or much mere probably, by the
competition of buts capitalists and
social - cliques, they have failed. It is
not in the - nature of the majority of
even energetic men to keep fighting
against what seems curiously like the
doctrine of fate. •
It is the good fortuneof a few men
to be able to say, with Disraeli': " I
have attempted many' things, and
have often failed. in the beginning;
but I have never abandoned the final
hope of success." They have failed,
-and' are broken in spirit and in ef
fort, giving in and settling down
among disappointed men. Why have
they failed?. We see that they pos
sess higher gifts by \nature "than
thousands of wealth) , men, and as
high ones as the leaders of the
church, the State, of society and of
Commerce. They hive worked as
hard and as long as the successful
ones, have )handled the same tooli,
traded in the same goods, and work
ed in the same places. Why - is it ?
We don't know, they don't know I
- But they think over it'brood over
it, puzzle their brains with the prob
lem, until it becomes as bitter as gall
and wormwood. Gradually asps
their better nature; they magni f y
:their troutdes, degenerate from dis
satisfaction to petnhiacy; from being
cross, get to be intensely disagree
able, a valiance both to themselves
Be a IfAx.—Foolish spending is
the father, of poverty. Do not be
ashamed of work. Work for the best
salary - or wages yon itan get, but
work for half price rather than be
idle. Be your -own master, and 'do
not let sootety or fashion swallow up
vour individnality—hat, coat and
boots. Do not eat up and wear out
all you. can earn. Compel' selfish
bcidy to quire . something ~for ,prolita
saved. Be *ea to your own :pp,-
tits, but mereifol to othal* neemen
tien. 'Hap others. and nal not help
for young& See that you are proud.
Let your pride be of the right kind.
100 proud to be la:;;, too proud
lap without eontpwWit even
I ItUy; too wad to weer a Coat
you CIOUSOt aSord U) buy ; too proud
to be in oceepany' that yOu cannot
abed to keep up with in mellow
too proud to lie, or steal or 'chest;
too proud to be stingy.
rya saw! 111111111XIMU
Tee been adnithic Fre been. thinking
What a glorioai world irerethis,
Did folks mind their business more
AM Mind their neighbor's less;
For instance, you and Lony friend,
Are sadly prone to talk - -
Of matters that concern its riot,
And other's follies mock. •
l're been tbud3ni if we'd begin -
To mind our own affairs,
That possibly our neighbors might
Contrive to manage theirs; .
We'ie faults enough at home to mend—
• It maybe a° with others
It would meant strange if it wrrc not,
Kince all mankind are brothers.
Oh! would that we had charity .
For every man and woman.;
Forgiveness is the mark of those
Who know "to err is lnumm."
Then let us banish jealousy=
Let's lift oor tau en brother,.
And as we Journey down lifo's road
Do good to one another.
DIO LEWIS' COMP ISVDIG:
In his nen- popular book
ene, ".Talku about• people's stom
achs," Dr. Dio Lewis thus illustrates
his notion of fivlg , cheaply :
It is now Saturday afternoon, and
I will tell you in confidence, my dear
readers, (of course with the• under
standing that you won't speak of it),
a little of xny personal, prate cor
respopdence during the past week.'
On Sunday morning last I thought
I would try, hit. a week; the expert
merit of living cheaply.. •
Sunday morning, hulled Southern
corn with a little milk, .My break
fast cost three cents, - I took exactly
the same for dinner. Food for the
day six cents. I never take tiny Fan-
.'Monday , breakfast, two, cents'
worth of oatmeal, in the form of por
ridge, with one ce;frtc : iro ; rth of milk.
For dinner, two 491 ' worth. of
whole wheat boiled, witk one cent's
worth of Food Yor Monday
six. cents. •
Tuesday' .breakfast; ; .,7 two 'cents'
worth of beans„ . With half a .cents'
worth of vinegar. Fqr dinner:, 'one
quart of, rich beau pOrtidge, worth
one cent; with . four slices of ..coarse
bread worth' two ; cents. Food for
Tuesday five and half cents.'
Wednesday brea,kfa,st, hominy.
made Of Southern corn,Therhaps the
best of all food for laboring men in
hot:weather] two cents' worth,.' with
one dent's worth . of symp. For din
ner arsplendidbeef stew, the meat in
which cost -two .cents:. A little
travagance yoU see. - Ent then, you:
know, " a short life and a merry
one." Perhaps yon don't believe that
the feat was purchased for two
cents? Bnt it was, though. The
fact is that tram an ror weig,hing..Boo
pounds net, you can pa rchase parts
weighing 100 pounds even in this
dearest of American markets, for
three 'cents a pound. Two-thirds of
a pound made more litew than , I
could cat. There was really enough
for two of us. But-then, you Wow
how careless and reckless we Amiri
cans arain regard to our table 'ex
pensee, always gettino- a twice as much
as we need. I mast not forget to
say that these coarse, cheap portions
of the animal are among the bestlor
a stew. - The very genius of waste
seems to' have taken possession •of
me on that fatal day. I poured into
my soup,' all at once,' slap-dab, a
quarter of a cent's worth of,.X.Rices
tershire sauce, and as if to show that
it never rains but' it pours, I elosed
that gluttonous scene by devonrh3g,a
cent's - worth of hominy pudding.
Food fctr Wednesday' eight, _ and -a
quarter cents. ~ -.
The gross,eicesses cif - Wednesday
led to a very -, oderate-- . • •
ThUrsday br , kf . ist, which conNist
ed of oatmeal rridge and ntilk,
costing about t o and ii" hall cents:
For dinner, crii lead wheat and bak
ed beans, two cents' worth of each',
milk one cents 'worth. Food- for
Thursday cost seven and a half cents.
Friday breakfast, Southern hulled
corn and-milk, costing three cents,
For dinner, another of those gor
mandie surfeits which so disgreml
the history of Wednesday. Expen
ses for the day, eight and 'a quarter
i ... • .I,
cents. - 1 ...
This morning when I went, to the
table I said to myself,
__" What's the
use of this economy ?" and I made
up my min'l that for this day,, at
least, I would 'sink • all mor a l re
:straints, and give up the reins' to
appetite. I have no apology or de
fense for what followed ' i
Saturday breakfast, I began with
One cent's worth of oatmeal porridge
with a teaspoonful of sugar, worth a
quarter of a cent. Then followed a
cent's worth of cracked Wheat, -With
half a cent's worth of milk. Then
the - breakfast closed with two, cents"
worth of milk and one cent's worth
of rye and Indian bread. For din-,
ner I ate half a_small lobster, which
cost three cents, and ono cent's
worth of hominy salad, and closed
with two cent's worth of cracked
wheat and milk. Cost . of the day's
food twelve and tkeevtarters cents;
In all these • statements only>. the
cost of material 'is given. The cost
of cooking is not given.- •
Cost for the week fifty-foir and a
Of course I don't pretend that
everbody can Hie' in this luxurious
way. It,itn't everybody that can af
ford it. I could have lived "'just as
well, so far as health and , strength I
are concerned, on half that money.
Besides, on three days I ate too
much altogether, and suffered from
thirst and dullness. But then I may
plead that my habits are very active.
Not only have I written forty odd
page, of this book during the week,',
but I have done a *large amount, of
bard; iumeadar-labor. -
By` the way, I weighed myself at
the b of the week, and found
that it wan just 212 yam& Since
abuser to •day I ir4RW again, and
found that I bellowed 2121, pounds,
althoughit has been a week Of in
tensely warm weather, and I have
had malmal demands for exertion of
variouirkinda. But let me 'feed a
y . of ten instead-of onu perusals,
and I Mil give them the Wait
health and strength urns a diet
which will cosi here in Book* not
mcwe than two dollars for the ten
pensomi km a week. iselrander
my esperiment to lows, where
44 per Annum=ite:-*dirtinee.
wheat, corn, •oats s and beef are so
chew ,`and the ecsa or feeding my
y of ten would be so ridiculous
thati dare not mention it lest you
laugh at 'me. ,
. Lola hours are calming more peo
plee to untimely graves- than the dead
ly missiles -of warfare.: The bullet
and the crashing -shell mangle limbs
and inflict flesh wounds, bit mid
night dissipation. impairs the whole
system and hurries all agea-and sex
es under the sod.' This groiing ten
dency to,turn might into day is one
of the =at serious of our social evils
`and shonld receive the earnest con
sideration ofthose s interested in the
'welfare Id the hurian race -)E ylook
ing back at -the newspapers of that
time,' it will be found that New York
ers, in the beginning of this century,
departed from places of amusement
not far from the .time at which they
now enter them. The doors of 'the
theatre opened -at half-past five
o'clock, and the.curtain - "rose at
half-past six." The early knicker•-
bockers attended parties and other
social gatherings at seven, and re
turned home between. nine and ten
o'clock. - •
. NOw all this is changed, and " be
tween nine and ten" is tbelashiona
ble hour for - goink out]...._,And what
is true of grown people is rapidly bc
cojaing true of juveniles. -Youngsters.
in round-abonts tuid Misses in short
dresses 2, are arranging their finery
long after thehour when Children of
the last generation. Were tucked away
in trundle-beds. Littli - ones=scarce
loosened from their mother's apron
strings—are dispatched in carriag es
to "children's parties," from hf
past eight until half-past nine, and
.brought home at midnight or late .
" Met have the cairiage yet,"
a little miss in our hearing a f w
evenings since; "no-one else will be
there until half-past nine;" and with
thatehe gave a toss of her / bead, as
inueli_as to say that she_was not go
ing to keep any less ,fashionable
tiours than her mamma.'
There, s certainly, no occasion , to
gd• - be);:ilind this . condition of affairs
for an explanation -of 'the physical'
deterioration of both sexes. How
very few robust men and women . are
to 'be, found nai•-a-days ! Can -wa ,'
not each count on our fingers' ends
all. the friends.' And. acquaintances
who are free from bodily ailments
and enjoy • cow=
merit Upon the fact that' young. men
'become bald and prematurely grow
old;that young ladies-are alinost in
variably coruplaining,of pain . -in the
- head of side,, have a:pale, wearY look,
and rarely 'exhibit those ruddy coun
tenances- which ara;- so- . common
. theirl:-English _sisters. But
does" it ;ever,. occur parents' that'
they are lb a
. great extent responsi
ble for this; that they 'are mainly to
.blame that fashionable revelry and
dissipation are now• protracted. far
into the night, robbing.... old And
young alike Of bealth.?:. If they, in
throwing:pi:ten - their •hottses to com
pany,_ wilt that the. guests .shall retire
at a seasonable hour, the guests ; will
do so:. • - • ,
The prevailing fashion, cannot - be
perpetuated without the cOnsent. of
the " heads of the establishments:"
HOwereilatathe "young folks " nkay.
desire to protract 'their festivities,
they , must corifornk •to the require
merits. of-the "old folks;" the house
holders. We siky, then, it is not the
- young, the youthful pleastire-seekers
who are responsible for the late-hour
folly so much As the parents, who
have it. in their:power to stop it. So
.as children ire concerned, parents
do them a great wrong in either en,
l conragin r , '; or. perniitting' an indul-
gendein late-hour festivities and en
tertain.menta If they will not con
form themselves to the, laws of
health, the lease they, can do is to
prevent their children frota adopting
their own ruinous practiqes. " Early
to bed,and early to rise" is a - maxim
which, cannot be too •strictly observ;
ed by:both old and yotul: 7 -llearth
and Home. , •
A THOIIGHT TO THE HEW YEAR.
At the close of the year goodbusi
ness'inen are in the habit of balancing
their books,"so that they may see how
much, hakbeen made or lost. - This
review of the year's work giVes op
portunity-for noting its successes and
its failures, and has an important in
fluence 4shaping the course of-bnsi;
ness for the ensuing period.' The
farmer; too, Will do well,at this sea
son to take ,is. reckoning, to ascer 7
tain what crops have Paid and why,
and where he has lost his money, and
the cause of failure. In fact, there
should betimes . in every man's life
when, he raiy stop to consider his
ways, and form resolves and plans
for the future. Most people make
the first , the year such a season,
and those who are 'strong carry out
the resolves then taken, while with
not a few all traces of sober reflection
will have vanished ere the close of
the present month. •'
Since many of us then Will -com
mence the new year with fresh re
solves, it is worth while to consider
of-what sort they should ,be. Those'
whe hive families or others &peed
ing for support upon' their exertions
will naturally detereiine, if health
and strength last, terns*, the ens&
ing year at least as good if not abet
ter one_than the , last. This is as it
should be Money is a powerful
scent, and nety lawfully he imiglit
with • eagerness, hiding thatueter
is not sacrificed in its pursuits. Bat,
after all, is not climactic the acquisi-;
tiou chiefly ta be , desired and the
meet tu . ifrimrently found ? Bich
• e multiply ilk the land every
yibut do the ninnbers of men of
unflinching integrity keep pace with
them ? It is not possible for us
-to be - rich intellectually or pecuniari- I
fly, bid each has that of Winch a Ins
ahscter can be Constructed. It is
semerehat sad reflection- for the
'hewers. of wood and drawers of wa
ter; that advancing years May .bring
impaired dragth mid 'reduced re.
leap* but, on the other hand, time
streeigtheni and gives rich' tone to
the work of the architects of chars&
ter, while they alone are gaining that
.tartan emir never
degree them. -
Glorious is true manhood,' and
. + ~. ~
hat w o ahallearthei Lad D' es
among the -•tionai of
onolhos. .iodioCond radii mon, who
hive thronged our streets Ude week,
he would hate bid his dpieulty
disemeriog a true man thin he did •
na the days when Ile searibidt :-
Tanen prayer waa fora u eikeidniind -
ie.& Boned_ Wye' kat oure
.be for • a
Wren- reandeebffeder far true man- .
hood:--/irearth an 4 /for's&
A PLEA POE NUM
By 13. T. TtICKI3II3I.IIII.
The TOW* of Babel - is Ita . sigaili:
cant an emblem . of caw luirdage , of
woe as the lost g • • • ; the -.-
masterfuldominion of on as well'
asin the conhurion of. • • tongues,
individuality, 'freedom, en • Tesi
are overlaid:or thwarted; be
.echo, a tweariicOne refrain,
instead of an original utterance; glib
expreggen is mistaken for - personal -
thought, and life sat the tees highly
endowed instead - of being an inWlec
turd eipbrieneela.reduced to g me-: ,
chaniCal - exchange of Words. "A ,
man full-of worde," says the Fisalm- : •
ist, shall not/prosper ripen the earth," •
and it is by =ping, and lot talking,
that the heart is kindled' into iror
ship, and the' mind illuminated by ,
truth. dney Sipith enjoyed even
Macaulay's " gashes of silence.' I
remember one of those: placid wo,
men, neat, calm, and kindly ornden,
whose expressicin as well as garb, de
no!es a member of, the Society of
Friends, 'who-came into the 'apart-
-of a neighbor, seated herself,
smoothed the white kerchief over her
gentle bosom, and with a- deep sigh ,
of relief, exclaimed, " Whar safety
there is in silence l She thei relat- •
ed, with a kind of - plaintive indigna
tion,. the experiMents,ofe • trader„m
whom she confided, _and with" whem.-.
she had long had transactions, tocle - -
fraud her: When the intention be
came apParent, her wrath rose, 'but
in eccordifice•with.the vrinciples of,
her sect, she restrained ittutterance; •
and left his(presence. "It was hard,"
she confeased, "to keep.the old: Ad-
'am down," but it appeared, the *re
bnke -wag' keenly felt. Indeed,. no -
proteat is ao effective as silence. ( We
felt this on one Occasion when, at a
table encircled by 'courteous gentle
men, an underbred man made an in- ~
quiry which all present but the' in- •
terlocutor felt to be indelicate and
presuming., The person addressed
made no reply; thequery was repeat
ed, and one of the prate asked if it .
was heard. " I never answer iniper
tinent questioak" said the insulted
gentleman, 'quietly. • The aggressor,
quailed as no reproaches could have
14ade How effective, incertain
cases, what has been eptki - called,
" the conspiracy of silence I" It is
the .most eloquent form Of
strance . and contempt. .Calumny . is
thus deprived of its sting; injustice
is' lived down. Even will is weaken
ed by. over expression. "I have al
ways found," says Ruskin, "that the
less . we - spe,ak of our intentions, the
more chance there is of our realizing
tbera." Jfany living writer of the
English tongue Ores his influence
and hone to an eloquent and auda
cious fluency, wherebithe reader is'
carried away on a - glowing sea of
words, it is John Ruskin.. and. yet
note his recent protest and confes
sion : " I have had what,:in many re.- .
spects, I boldly call the mi.:fortune
'to set my Words somewhat - prettily
together; not without a foolish vani
ty in tWe poor knack that I had of s _
doing so, until I- was heavily punish-
ed for this pride •by finding that .
many people thought of the words
only, and not of , their meaning."
And elsewhere in the same treatise
he remarks "No true painter' ever' :
speaks or ever .has spoken much of ,
his art; the, greatest speak nothing.
The momenta man can really do his
work, he becomes, speechless about
it. All words become idle to, him."—
Atlantic Mcinthly. • ' t',
, Ileum; 1.;0vz.--Hakiiig love the
most expensive of all amusements.
The flirtation of ordinary social life -
is a comparatively harmless and 'un-'
important puxsuitbut . the down-
right; serious business of making love
is about the costliest, occupation , to
ivhich a man can devote hiniself. In:
other. amusements - a man may —esti
mate his probable - outlay; in making
love lie never, knows when he may -
stop. His reason, his prudeoce, his
self-control and - common- 'sense- all ,
desert him at once.. He is up more
master of his actions thaii:ithe =-
Vicky mortal who permits himself lir'
be mesmerized on a inalffle'platforre,
and then performs a kirks of Indi- -
crow; .Hons for the amusement of
a gring audience.' A power . so
impalpable as the glance of a pais of_
blue eyes will make the 'clumsiest and
most obstinate of human bears get .
up on his hind legs and strive to ren
der-himself pleasing to its owner and
It is this intense desire to please
which costs the love-mabir so much. .
He forgets all other considerations.
He will neglect his business,' offend,
his friends, quarrel with his Matins,'
and - generally make biniselflisagree
able, all for the sake of this one par
son. Then the innumerable . deli
cious pleasiires of clandestine affec
tion ; the letters, the arrangements
about the rustic p . oat-oflicekthe psen-,
donyms adopted in that irrre . epon.- •
deuce, the secret telegraphic signals
sent from the open window in the
moonlight, the crafty preparations`
for meeting, the stolen, Tuck, mix:
ions, ecstatic interviews, the tantalit
_lug and tearftdspartin . gs. the reiter
ated vows - and pledga, the fake ,
glances in clinrc. the kern and
fears and delights of this diirine folly,,
for the impilpatde truisms the lover
is glad to throw, tip the ignoble and
material benefi ts which as the
other altermitivon nor eon he look
OtlieAvise than. with aeon on the
suggestions‘iind maids of pra-
. • • •--
A Fans; .
was one evening his. little
boy to recite his Ihmillapichool bi
son. ltowas from tie 14th chapter
of Matthew, wherein - is related: the
parable of the' znalicions Burr:anl
who went_ about • soiling bark etc:
" What is a tare, Aban7 r iagmrbd
theparent. Johnny Umtata "Tell
me, my , son, whit a tare in" "Ifin
have had !mit, no know, hither," said
A)lnur4P, cestangdoom his gee and
wriggling his to " Had 'ern r re
peated thoestraibbsd prat; open
mg his eyes rather wide; why. whet
do you meek soorwr loom
yen! ditwt Jim! b thilpe - days
ilhaleekr . replied iataqt wi beard
mother ,ten Aunt Boma Mitymaliis
oft .on , a tater Tb robed was
brought to a elose' n
end Jolamy retired rauptilnlm Wind
Wit evenin g.
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