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Here arc flowers that fade and perish,
Treasures, moth and rust consume;
Brightest hopes, our hearts can cherish,
Sinks at last in hope and gloom.
There are plants forever vernal,
Ulooming on that peaceful shore;
There the tree of life eternal,
There arc pleasures evermore.
Here we trill the sportive measure,
And we build our hopes so high;
But the sweetest sont; of pleasure
Bears the burden of a sigh,
There no fears, no nights shall enter,
Where the nations glory bring;
There, alone, perfections centre.
And the chief is Christ, our King.
Here we chase the gilded bubble,
Strange, delusive dreams pursue;
Few our days and full of trouble,
Full of sin and sorrow, too.
There the pure In heart and spirit
See their Cud, and near him utand;
There the ransomed soul Inherit
Length of days at Cod's right hand.
Shall we longer grope, and grovel.
With our hearts by sin ensnared?
Still abide ill wretched hovel.
When thane mansions arc prepared.
Shall we not, with souls awaking,
Strive to lay up treasures there,
And in earnest sins forsaking,
For tiose mansions now prepare?
15e I'c Always Ready.
A lady once asku.l Mr. Wesley, " Sup
liosiiiir that you knew tliat you would die
at twelve o'clock to-morrow tiiglit, lioiv
would you spend tlie intervening time?"
" How, madam V lie replied : " wlr?,
just us L intend to spend it now. I
Mioul.l preach in the cvenina at OIoiicch-
ter, and again at live to-morrow morning,
after that I should ridb to Tewkslmry,
preach in the nf'teriioon, and meet tlie so
cieties in the evening. I should then re
pair to friend Martin's house, who expects
to entertain, mo, converse and pray with
the family ns usual, retire to my room nt
ten o'clock, commend myself to my
heavenly Father, lie down to rest, and
wake up to glory."
The proper method of preparation for
death is a life of faith in Christ and a
hearty and faithful discharge of every
duty. Tersons so living cannot he taken
unawares; they have living grace, and
they will have dyiuj; "race whenever thev
shall need it.
" As thy days are, so shall thy strength
be." They have strength in life to live
to God, and in death to die in him.
" Ulossed is that servant whom, when
his Lord coineth, he shall find xo duum."
Matt., 2 i, 4C.
brethren ! let us awake from sleep, nnd
look out upou the -ungodly world which
lies around us. Is it not suflioinnt.lv
startling mid effecting to claim our Chris
tian sympathies, to engago our continual
prayers, and to energize our hearts in .la
bors of love ? Behold the mass of hu
man life which rolls onward before our
eyes, torrent-like, rushing with rapid
speed to plunge itself into the dark and
unfathomable abyss ! Shall not the love
of Christ constrain us to care for those
who, in their lieadlodg, mad career of de
struction, care not for themselves? Shall
we, by our woildliness and self-indulgence,
cause the way of salvation to bo
evil spoken of and despised? Will God
use us for the deliverance of souls, if we
be not holy vessels, meet fur the Master's
use? Shall we know the awful doom of
the unconverted, treacherously encourage
them in the road to ruin, by our trifling
with eternal realities? Are wo "pure
from the blood of all men ?" Do wo
(Show, not only in word, but also in deed
and in truth, that the Spirit which dwells
in us is tho Spirit of holiness and tho
Spirit of love ? Are wo faithful witness
es of the truth, that the God with whom
we have to do is " a consuming fire" to
sin, and " God of all grace" to sinners.
J6" Wo may bo suro of one thing
that a niun thoroughly and wisely in
earnest for good or for evil will carry
power in his tdiadow for I choose to
call unconscious influence by that name.
It is tho shadow of a great nature: and
there is good or evil in it, just as there
is in that which casts it.
Hf" It is not what we make, but what
we have, that mukes us rich.
TIIK SECRET ASSASSIN.
ONK DAY when the directory ruled
France, the proprietor of a furnish
ed hotel in the Hue do Universite,
l'aris, appeared before the Minister of
l'olicc, and informed that functionary
that a murder had just been committed
in his (the hotel-keeper's) house. On the
previous evening, ho said,, a stranger had
taken a room, stating his residence to be
Melun, and his purpose te spend two or
three days in l'aris. After ordering his
baggage to be carried to his apartment
the newcomer went out, giving notice
that he was going to the Odcon Theatre,
and should not return to the hotel until
the termination of the performance. Near
midnight, he re-appeared, accompanied
by a young and very pretty woman,
dressed in male attire, who, he said, was
his wile. The next morning, at an early
hour, the pretended spouse left tlie house
requesting that her husband might not
be disturbed until her return, which
would be in about an hour. At noon she
was still absent, and hearing nothing
stirring in the room occupied by the
gentleman from jMeluii, the landlord be
gan to feel uneasy, and rapped at the
stranger's door. Jteceiving no answer
from within, the hotel-keeper sent for a
duplicate key to the apartment, upon
entering which the unfortunate man was
found lifeless in his bed.
A doctor was hastily summoned, who,
after a brief examination of the bodv
declared that death1 had been produced
by ti blow on the left temple, inflicted by
means of a blunt instrument.
It was evident that the assassination
had been committed by the woman in
male attire, and every effort was made by
the police to discover her whereabouts
but ineffectually, A month subsequently
another murder was perpetrated under
similar circumstances, except that on this
occasion the victim, also a traveller, had
gone to his room quite alone. At a later
hour, however, an cffeniinate-looking
young man came down stairs, and was let
out by the porter of the hotel, who re
membered the fact on the following morn
ing, when the crime was discovered.
This affair caused great excitement in
l'aris, and redoubled exertions were
'made by the police to ferret out the
mysterious assassin, but still without
result. Eleven days afterward, a third
victim perished in precisely the siiinc
manner us the proceeding two; and in
the course of a few months, no less than
twenty men lost their lives by moans so
exactly identical, that no doubt was en
tertained that the murderous blows were
all inflicted by the same hand.
Stung to tho quick, Fouche, the Min
ister of Police, set all his spies to work,
and offered a largo reward for the .discov
ery of tho author of these unparalled
One evening a certain !., n member of
the .Secret Police, but who had the ap
pearance of a provincial gent'einan, was
passing through a narrow street of the
6Vf, when he encountered a handsome
equivocal-looking youth. 11. stopped,
turned, and said to himself, "That's a
woman in male garb. If it should be
At the same moment tho handsome
stranger also turned, and smiled encour
agingly. 'That settles the question," murmured
the delighted spy. " Mow, if I manage
things cautiously, my fortune is made."
And, retracing his steps, he accosted tho
"I have something very particular to
say to you," whispered 13., with u know
ing leer, " but it is not possible for us
to talk freely in the public street. Might
I not invito you to accompany nie to my
" I suppose you take mo to bo a
woman ?" was the reply, in a soft voice.
" You arc quito mistaken, my good sir
I don't mind having a chat with you,
however ; where are you staying?"
" In tho Hue do l'LIniversitc !"
"Indeed! I urn too well known to go
" I am on tho right track," thought
tho spy. "Well, then," ho said aloud,
"we will go wherever you like."
" Come replied the other.
And, crossing the river, the pair pre
sently entered a small hotel on tlie Place
du Chatelet, engaged au apartment, and
ordered supper to bo served in their
" If I am to remain with you during
your stay in Paris," and the young woman
who no longer attempted to conceal her
sex, " you had better have your baggage
overjoyed at tho opportunity thus
I offered to lodge tho uecet-Hury informa
tion at the Central Police Station near
by, at once assented to this suggestion,
and declared that he would go himself
pay his bill, iind bring a box of silks he
had at the other hotel. Alter an hour's
absence he returned, accompanied ly
two porters, carrying-on their shoulders a
large and apparently heavy box, con
taining a police officer, which they depos
ited in the corner of a room. The sup
per previously ordered was now Rerved 1
" Your walk must have made you
thirsty," said the young woman, pouring
out a glass of wine for her companion.
41 Put, before you sit down, have the
kindness to give tire niy handkerchief,
which I have left over there on the sofa."
Suspecting some trick, lj., while cross
ing the room, watched his new acquain
tance closely, nnd saw her throw a pow
der into the glass of wine, which instead
of swailiwing, he dextriously managed to
spill on the carpet. In u few moments
he showed signs of drowsiness, and began
to miti'inur incoherent words. Drawing
the syren near him, he felt something
in her pocket which excited his curiosity.
Upon asking what it was, she produced
the object a beautiful little hammer.
"This," she said, " is an opiate of the
most powerful description. I'il show you
presently how it puts people to sleep."
P. hail i'ul Kjii to the flour, in au ap
parent state of complete unconsciousness.
Stooping over him, the murderess raised
her anticipated victim's bead, placed
it in the most favnrablo position to
render the intended blow effective, and
had already raised the pretty little ham
mer, when suddenly the box in tho cor
ner flew open wiih a loud noise, and a
grip of iron seized her uplifted arm.
On the trial, which took place shortly
afterward, the female assassin alleged, in
her defence, that she had been ruined
by a villian, and had sworn to be reven
ged upon the entire male sex. This ro
mantic story, however, did not prevent
her conviction and subsequent death on
A Curious Lake.
A California paper fays: All i who
have attempted to swim in the waters of
Lake Taboo must havo been startled by
tlr. ir strange lack of buoyancy. Good
swimmers launch forth into tho lake
with the utmost confidence in their skill
and at once find themselves floundering
and only ablo to keep afloat by the most
strenuous exertions. Going into Lake
Taboo after swimming iii the generality
of lakes the lakes and streams of the
valleys is like attempting to swim in
f. esh water after having learned tho art
in salt water, or even more trying. The
bodies or persons drowned in the lake
are never seen alter they havo oneosuuk.
On the fivo white persons drowned in
the lake, not a single body has ever been
recovered or even seen. The bones of
nil are still in the lake. How many In
dians may have been lost in its waters in
times past no one knows. Pino lugs float
in tho lake but a short time, then sink
never again to rise. In places far down
through tho crystal fluid are to bo seen
rusting upon the bottom great quantities
of slabs, logs and lumber. The specific
gravity of the water wo do not know
though we believe.it has been more than
once analyzed. It certainly can hold in
solution but a very slight per cent, of
.minerals of any kind.
How Horace (jreclcy was Sold.
Horace had received a letter from 111.,
asking him to lecture before a society,
and answered it in his peculiar hand
writing, as iullows :
DkakSir: I am overworked and
growing old. I shall bo GO next Feb. i.
On the whole, it seems I must decline to
iecturo nciiceiortii, except m this imme
diate vicinity, if I do at all. I cannot
promise to visit Illinois on that errand
certainly not now.
M. 1. Castle, Sandwich, 111.
This letter was duly received, aud was
evidently not read correctly, judging from
tho following reply, which shows tho im
portance of writing so strangers-, can
read it : .
So nd with, III., May 12th. Horace
Greeley, New York "Tribuno:" Dear
Sir: Your acccptanco to lecture before
our association Jiext winter camo to hand
this morning. Your penmanship not
being tho plainest, it took some tinio to
translate it, but wo succeeded, and would
say your time " iid or l'cb. and
terms " $00" aro entirely satisfactory.
As you suggest, we may bo ablo to get
you other engagements in this immediate
vicinity, if so, wo will advise you.
' M. P. CASTLE.
The rinnlAllons of the Davis Family.
A correspondent of the Chicago Tr'i-
biiin- says :
I have talked with a gentleman from
Warren county, Misissippi, the county of
Vicksburg, and of Jeff Davis, who in
forms me that the great renegade is now
at Memphis, living in poor health, nnd
that not only his property, but that of
Joe Davis, his richer brother, is, almost'
entirely lost in them. Joe Davis' planta
tion is now owned by Pen. Montgomery,
formerly a negro slave in the family, who
was taught to read by white people in
New Orleans, Washington, and other pla
ces which ho visited as a body servant,
and who finally became the chief over
seer and accountant of his master. After
the investment of Vicksburg, when the
Davises were refugees, Montgomery had
a chance to plant, three full crops of cot
ton, and he made enough money to pay
the first instalment, viz.: $0,0U0 ; he
has made several payments since, and he
is now esteemed among the ablest plan
ters in Misissippi,
The Davis plantation is now cut off
completely from the mainland, tho Mis
issippi having changed its course between
New Carthage and the big black river,
and created a largo island there. The
Davises arc as near ruined as any plan
ter's family in Mississippi, every tiling
having gone wrong with them, while
some of the neighboring plantations aro
in better condition than ever before.
The city of Jackson, the State capital, is
now rebuilt in better stylo than formerly,
and except a few caves which remain iu
tho bluffs, Vicsburg has completely re
covered from the war. Free labor has
proved a great success, and all the plan
tations are now cultivated on shares, the
black laborers receiving half and being
provided with seed; while almost all
well-regulated plantations offer an annual
prize of $100 for the best ten acres of
cotton, and $ )0 for the best ten acres of
corn. Good order and fair political in
telligence, and a remarkable love of mon
ey pervade the enfranchised population.
riIlE following from an exchange is
B quito appropriate at the present time :
Tho naturalists, reeognizes many hun
dred kinds of flies in this country: but
in our household economy wo reduce
them mainly to three sorts housing flies
biting-flies, and blue bottle or blow flics.
Tho latter is readily distinguished : tho
two former are frequently confounded,
although easily known apart by the nat
uralist or an acute observer. They may
bo however, always identified at a glance
by the position they assume on the wall.
A common house fly almost invariably
rests with bii head downward, and how
ever it may light, works it way round
until this direction is assumed. Tho
biting-flies, on the contrary, as universally
rest with the head pointing upward, ac
ting in this respect precisely like
theequally blood-thirsty mosquito.
The brother of an eminent Rus
sian entomologist, now residing in the
United States, observed a peasant in his
own country killing somo of tho flies on
the wall of his hut without disturbing
others; and, on being questioned, he
gave as a reason that those with the
beads up were " biters," and the others
were not. A careful examination of the
facts by tho'entoniologist himself proved
the accuracy of the generalization thus
made by au ignorant but observant .man.
An Open Bar in a Cornfield.
Here is u California story, told to illus
trate the cunning of tho crows iu that
region : A hired man on a Napa farm
was detailed to keep watch on tho corn
field, and not let tho black marauders in
uade tho premises ; but like many other
men in a similar situation, ho tried to
plan a method whereby so much labor
would not have to bo performed ; so he
hit upon the plan of soaking some com
in whiskey and placing it in the field, so
that tho crows would surely get drunk,
and then he would have a sure thing on
them and could kill them easily. He
tried to shoot them with a shot gun, but
crows can smell powder a long way. After
soaking some corn over uight, he put a
bountiful supply in tho field the ucxt
morning, and in about two or three hours
ho went out to see how things were pro
gressing, and mark you what follows.
One of tho crows, a little larger than the
rest, had taken possession of nearly all
tho corn, and had built himself a bar out
of clods of earth, and w as retailing the
whiskey-soiikcd corn to the other crows,
charging them three grains tif sprouted
corn for one soaked grain. Our hired
man had not tho heart to kill uny of the
creatures that seemed in their action m