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BL00MSBU11G, COLUMBIA CO,, SATURDAY, SEP1J 5, 1 849
VOL. 3, NUMBER 26.
P 0 E T R Y
It was a child a little child
lie died opon the deep ;
The wave wore raging tern and wild;
They rook him into sleep!
Hii Cither (oiled upon the deck,
And strove and strove in vain J
A thousand voices cried "a wreck!"
And never cried again.
Ttio waters maddening in their ire,
A Bedlam of the waves,
Swept down that stout and hardy sire,
To sleep in coral caves.
The boats are near the crew begin
To leave the crowded bow.
Gone gone the waters suck them in !
riey have the victory now.
The ni(ht is dark, the hulk drives on
Over the lonely sea;
And now, methoughl a red flash ihone
And smote it on the lee.
The torch-light ot the tempest came
On wings of ruin fast,
The sea, like hills of rolling flame,
Blusli'd bloody as it pait.
The hulk is stuggling still and where,
Where is the little chile ?
He sleeps upon the cabin chair,
Mis dreams are soft and mild.
In dreams arc closed the angel eyes,
The rosy lips apart,
While thoughts of home and sunny skies
Melt the poor infant's heart.
And o'er his fare such feelings pass
As move, but may not wake :
Like si) idhvs ovof waving grass,
Or bree7.es on 4 lake.
Once did he stir his drooping hard,
As if he sought another,
And, murmuring of some distant land.
Ho smiled, and lisped my mother!
The tempest ceased 'twas brief and still
The oi l hulk swam the sea,
And idly drifted on, until
It wnt down silently !
It dropt upon a coral bank,
Its last stout riven ,
Dream-like the vanished vessel sank
The infant woke in Heaven.
Our lVfH.-ce Girls.
BVO. W. HOLMES.
Let greener lands and bluer skies,
If such the wide earth shows,
With fairer cheeks and brighter oyes,
Match in the star and rose;
The winds that lift the Georgian's veil,
Or wave Circassia's curls,
Waft to their shores the Sultan's sail,
We beat the Yankeo girls ?
The gay grizette, whose fingers touch
Love's thousand chords so well ;
The dark Italian, loving much,
But more than one can tell,
And England's fuir-haired, blue-eyed dame,
Win hinds her brow with pearls ;
Ye who have scenthem.can Ihey shame
Our own sweet Yankee girls ?
And what if court or castle vaunt
Its children loftier born ?
Who heed the silken tassel's flannt
Beside the golden corn 1
They k not for the dainty toil
Of ribboned knights and earls,
The daughters of the virgin soil,
Our frecborn Yankee girls
But every hill whose stately pines
Wave their dark arms above
The home where some fair being shines,
To warm the wild with love
From barest rock to bleakest shore
Where farthest sail unfurls,
That stars and stripes are streaming o'er,
God bless our Yankee girls !
The Unhappy II ride.
She stood at the altar
AH trembling and fair,
With a wreath on her brow,
( And a pearl in her hair,
t She stood at the altar,
, In a rr be tinned with gold,
y And dia-nonds that sparkled
I From each tiny told.
She stood at the al'.ir.
That maiden so l.t it.
And her lip uttered vows,
But her heart was not there.
She tond at (he Mtar,
But her brain it was rnrUtitr
At the thought of (be misrhievbUt
Rk.M !' Hen STOCKING.
Democratic Con ntu Convention.
Fursuant to notice of the Standing Committee,
the Democratic Delegates chosen throughout Col
umbia county, on Saturday, September 1, 1849,
met at the Court House in Bloomsburg, on Mon
day, Sept., 3d, and
On motion of John Fruit, Maj. N.SF.ELY, was
chosen President. F.. H. Baldy, and Wrn. S.
Davis, Esqrs , were then elected Secretaries.
The townships were then called over, in alpha
betical order, when the following persons present
ed credentials.and took their teats iu the Conven
tion. Anthony David Wilson, John C. Ellis,
Beaver Christian Shuman, John Shuman,
Bloom Noah S. Prentis, Hiram Masteller,
Briaret eekH . Srely, Wm. Lamon,
Cattawtnna Casper Rahn, Peter Bodine,
Centre Henry D. Knorr, John Werkheisser.
Danville (flora.') D.N. Kownover, K. H. Baldy,
DerryDc. L. F. Caldwell, John S. Tanner,
FishiiigcreekA. W. Kline, Thos Tealer,
Franklin Reuben Knittle, Robert Davidson,
Greenwood Jacob Cool, J. P. Smith,
Hemlock Isaac I.eidy, M. G. Shoemaker,
Jnckwn John McHenry, jr., F. Kmmse,
Limestone John Shearer, Wm. S. Davis,
Liberty Frederick Blue, Hugh U. Montgomery,
Madison John Fruit, Jackson Ruuyan,
Mahoning John Mowrer, Sam'l. Morrison,
Montour James McNinch, Philip Girlon,
Maine John Kieller.C. F. Mann,
Mifflin Samuel Creasy, C. Workheisser,
Moiiitljilea'anthcob Shipman, Philip Kestler,
Orounf H. R. Kline, Isaac Dewitt,
Koarinfereek Daniel Keller, Peter K. Harbein,
Siifarlufif Reuben Wertmcn, John C. Doty,
Valley David Blue, Wm. Budman, 23.
From Main township there we're two setts of
Delegates claiming seats. The Convention voted
that both setts he heard. Chas. F. Mann was
heard for himself and Mr. Shugars.
It seemed by the return that Messrs. Yetter and
Keifer had received 31 and 3") voles.while Messrs
Mann and Shugars had received 31. The latter
contended that there had been whig votes admit
ted for tho other candidates. This was disputed.
and the Convention decied to admit one on each
side. C. F. Mann and John Keifer were then ad
mitted as delegates.
The Convention then proccedecd to nominate
candidates for member of the Legislature :
N. S. Prentis, nominated Daniel Snyder,
J. Shearer " John MeRcynolds.
The vote was then taken with the following re
For John McReynolps Messrs. Wilson,
Ellis, J. Shuman, Seely, Lamon, Rahn, Bodint,
Baldy, Kownover, Caldwell, Tanner, Davidson,
Cool, J. P. Smith, Leidy, Shoemaker, J. Mc
Henry, Knouse, Davis, Shearer, F. Blue, Mont
gomery, Fruit, Runyan, Mowrer, Morrison, Mc
Ninch, Girton, C. F. Mann.H. R. Kline, Dewitt,
Keller, Harbein, D. Clue, Budman 35.
For DanifL Snyder Messrs. C. Shuman,
Prentis, Masteller, Knorr, J. Workheisser, A. W.
Kline, Pcalcr, Knittle, Keifer, Creasy, Workheis-
ser, Shipman, Kistler, Wertman, Doty IS.
So John McRr.YNOLns, was declared, by the
Convention, duly nominated for Rpresentative.
The Convention then proceeded to make nom
inations for Treasurer.
L. F. Caldwell nominated A. Levers,
R. Knittle, " Frederick McBrido.
N. S. Prentis " Bernard Rupert.
The vole was
For A. Levers Messrs. Ellis, J. Shurr.an, C.
Shuman, Seely, Lemon, Rahn, Iiodine, Knorr, J.
Workheisser, Baldy, Kownover, Caldwell, Tanner
Davidson, Leidy, Shoemaker, Davis, Shearer, F.
Blue, Montgomery, Fruit,Runyan, Mowrtr, Mor
rison, Mann.Creasy, C. Workheisser, IT. R. Kline,
Dewitt, Keller, Harbein, Blue, Hudinan 31.
For F. McRride Messrs. A. W. Kline, Pea
ler, Knittle, Cool, J. P. Smith, J. McHenry,
Knouee, McNinch, Girton, Keiter, Shipman, Kis
tler, Wertman, Doty M.
For B. Rupert. Messrs. rrcntis and Ma'tel
So Amandus Levers was declared duly nomi
nated for Treasure r.
On motion, the Convention then proceeded to
nominate a candidate for She rid".
C F Mann nominated John Keller,
John Fruit " John Allen,
J S Tanner " James Freeze,
II R Kline " John Sinder,
J McHenry " Iram Derr,
D N Kownover " Thomas Brandon,
D Keller " Am.i Brown.
H R Montgomery " Peter fiillmyer,
II Masteller " J II Furm.ni,
M G Shoemaker " Samuel Shiock,
N S Prentis " Muses tollman.
The names of Messrs Schlock, Furmau and
CofTman, were then withdrawn.
The Convention then prereeded to ballot with
the following result :
mrst n A LLr T.
For John AllrnD. Wilson, J. ' . Kills, John
Fruit, J. Runyan I.
Fcr Am;i Breun John Shuman, Te'rr I!o-
dine, R. Davidson, I. Leidy, D. Keller, D. K.
For John k'ellerC. Shuman, C- F. Mann, S.
Creasy, C. Werkheisser 4.
Fur Thomas Brandon X. Seely, I!. H. Baldy,
D. M. Kownover, J. Mowrer, S. Morrison 5.
For P. IiillmyrrW. Lamon, R. Knittle, W.
S Davis, John Shearer, F. Blue, H. R. Mont
gomery, J. Keifl'er, D. Blue, W. Budman 9.
For James FrerscN.S. Prentis, H. Masteller,
C. Rahn, L. F. Caldwell, J. S. Tanner, J. Mc
Ninch, P. Girton 7.
For John Snyder U. D. Knorr, J. Werkhei.
ser, A. W. Kline, T. Tealcr, J. Cool, J P. Smith,
M. G. ShoemaKer, J. Shipman, P. Kistler, H. R.
Kline, J. Dewitt, R. Wertman, J. C. Doty 13
For Iram Derr J. McHenry, F. Knouse 2.
A motion was here introduced and passed by
the Convention, by which the lowest candidate,
at the close of earh balloting, was stricken off.
For John Snyder Henry D. Knorr, John
Weikheisser, A. W. Kline, T. Pealer, J. Cool, J.
P. Smith, M. G. Shoemaker, J. Shipman, T.
Kistler, II. R. Kline, J. Dewitt, Wertman, J. C.
John Allen T). Wilson, J. C. Ellis, John
Fruit, J. Runyan 4.
Amzi Broun John Shuman, C. Rahn, R. Da
vidson, I. Leidy, D Keller, P. K. Harbein 0.
James FierzeH. S. Prentis, H. Masteller, L.
S. Caldwell, J. S. Tanner, James McNinch, P.
P. BillniyerX. Seely, W. Lamon, P. Bodine
R. Knittle, W. S. Davis, J. Shearer.F. Blue, H. R.
Mon'gomery, John Keifl'er, D. Blue, W. Bud
John K'ellerC. Shuman, S. Creasy, C. Werk-
Thomas Brandon K. H. Baldy, H. D. Kowno-
rer. J. Mowrer, S. Morrison, C. F. Mann 5.
Iram Derr J. McHenry, F. Knouse 2.
For John Snyder II. D. Knurr, J.Werkhcissr-r,
A. W. Kline, T. Pealer. J. Cool, J. P. Smith. M.
G. Shoemaker, J. McHenry, F. Knouse, J. Ship
man, P. Kistler, H. R. Kline, J. Dewitt, J. C.
Doty. R Wertman 15.
John MIenD. Wilson, J. C. Ellis, Isaac
Leidy, J. Fruit, J. Runyan fi.
Amzi Brown John iShuman, C. Rahn, P. Bo
dine, R Davidson, D. Keller, P R. Harbein 0.
Jamei Freeze N. S, Prentis, H. Masteller, L.
F. Caldwell, J. S. Tanner, James McNinch, P.
Peter EMmyerH. Seely, W. Lamon, R. Knit
tle, W. S. Davis, J. Shearer, F. Blue, H. R. Mont
gomery, J. Kcifler, D. Blue, W. Budman 10.
Thomas Brandon -F.. H. Baldy, D. N. Kown
over, J. Mowrer, S. Morrison, C. F. Mann o-
John k'tllcrC. Shuman, S. Creasy, C. Weik
heisser 3. Stiicken off.
For John Snyder Knorr, Werkheisscr, A. W.
Kline, Pealer, Cool, Smith, Shoemaker, McHen
ry, Knouse, Werkheisser, Shipman, Kistler, II
R Kline, Dewitt, Wertman, Doty 18.
Amzi Brown J Shuman. C Shuman, Rahn,
Bodine, Davidson, Leidy, Keller, Harbein S.
James Fmte Prentis, Masteller, Caldwell,
Tanner, McNinch, Girton 8.
Peter Billmyer Seely, Lamon, Knittle, Davis,
Shearer, Blue, Montgomery, Keifl'er, Creasy, Blue
Thomas Brandon TMy, Kotvnovcr, Mow
rer, Morrison, Mann, Budman 6.
John Alien D Wilson, Ellis, Fruit, Runyan
For Juhn Snyder Rahn, Knorr, Werkheisfcr,
Kline, Pealer, Cool, Smith, Shoemaker, McHen
ry, Knouse, Werkheisscr, Shipman, Kistler, Kline,
Dewitt, Wertman, Doty 17.
Amzi Brown Wilson, J Shupan, C Shuman,
Bodine, Leidy, Keller, Harbein, Fruit S.
lime Fretzt Wilson, Ellis, Prentis, Mastel
ler, Caldwell, Tanner, McNinch, Girton 0.
Peter Billmyer -St 'ely, Lamon, Knittle, Davis,
hearer, Blue, Montgomery, Keiffer, Creasy,
Blue, Budman II.
Thnmns Brandon Baldy, Kownover, Runyan,
Mowrer, Morrison, Mann--f'. Stricken oil'.
Far John Snyder Knorr, Werkheis-er, Kline,
Tealer, Cool, Smith, Shoemaker, McHenry,
Knouse, Werkheisser, Shipman, lustier, Kline,
Dewitt, Wertman, Doty -18.
Jnmm Freeze Wilson, Ellis. Prentis, Mattel- J
ler, Cald vcll, Tanner, Runyan, McNinch, Gir-j
ton 0. I
Peter Billmyer Seely, Lamon, Rndine, Baldy, j
Kownover, Knittle, Davidson, Davis, Shearer, i
Blue, Montgomery, Mowrer, Morrison, Keifler. '
Creasy, Blue, Budman 17. I
Amzi Brown Shuman, Shuman, Rahn, Leidy,
Fruit, Keller, Itarbtin, Mann-s. StrickmoiT.
For John Snyder C Shuman, Knorr, Wck
heiscr, Kline, Pealer, Cool, Srnilh, I.eidy, Shoe,
maker, McHenry, Knouse, Truit, Werkhcissrr,
Shipman, Killer, Kline, Dowill, Wertman, Dr.
Vrter Rii'myrSrfW, Lamon, Bodine, Kown- j
over, Knittle, Daiidsoti. Davis, Slu-arei , li!oe, ;
Montgomery, Mowrer, Morrison, Crraiy, Mann, j
Blue, Budman, Baldy, K pilfer IV :
J.ime Fieeze Wilson, Ellis, .! ShumMiTn n
tis, Ma'(iler, Rahn, Caldwell. Tanner, Runj an.
MeNirrh, Giitnn. Ke'.lrr, Haibein l'l. Strtek
rn i ff.
Peter Billmyer Wilson, Ellis, Seely, Lamon,
Prentis, Masteller, Bodine, Baldy, Kownovnr,
Caldwell, Tanner, Knittle, Davidson, Davis, .Shea
rer, Blue, Montgomery, Runyan, Mowrer, Morri
son, McNinch, Mann, Creasy, Blue, Budman 20.
For John Snyder Shuman, Shuman, Rahn,
Knorr, Werkheisser, Kline, Pealer, Cool, .Smith,
Leidy, Shoemaker, McHenry, Knouse, Fruit,
Girtun, Keiffer, C Werkheisser, Shipman, Kit
ler, Kline, Dewitt, Keller, Harbein, Wertman, Do
' NIWTH BALLOT.
For Peter Billmyer WiWon, Ellis, Seely,
Lamon, Prentis, Masteller, Bodine. Baldy, Koivn-
over, Caldwell, Tanner, Knittle, Davidson, Leidy,
Davis, Shearer, Blue, Montgomery, Runyan,
Mowrer, Morrison, McNinch, Mann, Creasy,
Blue, Budman 28.
John Snyder Shuman, Shuman, Rahn,
Knorr, Werkheisser, Kline, Pealer, Cool,
Smith, Shoemaker, McHenry, Knouse, Fruit,
Girton, Keifl'er, Workheisser, Shipman, Kistler,
Kline, Dewitt, Keller, Harbein, Wertman, Doty
Peter Billmyer had 28 votes
John Snyder " 2-1 "
So Peter Billmyer was declared duly nom
The Convention then proceeded to nominate a
candidate for Commissioner.
C Rahn nominated Joseph Yetter,
C V Mann " John firnver,
D N Kownover " Geo W Harder.
The Convvn'ion then proceeded to bollot when
Joseph Yetter had i votes
J Grover " 6 "
G. W Harder 1 "
(Here Mr Kownover withdrew the name of G
W Harder, and voted for Jos Yetter.)
So Joseph Yetter was declared duly nomina
ted. The Convention t lieu proceeded to nominate a
candidate for County Auditor.
Samuel Johnson, John Dieterick, and Col. H,
R. Kline were nominated, and a vote being had,
Col II R Kline was declared the candidate,
The Convention next proceeded to nominate a
candidate for Coroner.
J M Haycock and A.Freas were named. A vole
being taken, Andrew Frea?, was declared duly
Resolved, That the ticket put in nomi
nation this day, is a good one, and we will
use every honorable means to secure the
election of its candidates.
On motion, Jtexotved, That the proceed
ings be signed by the olliccrs and publish
ed in nil the Democratic papers iu the
Interesting Typograpliieal History
The following we copy from the last number
of that excellent paper the Doyleslown Dew.
The Doylcslown JJemocrut was origi
nally established by Lewis Deflenbach, in
the year 1815. It was printed in the
frame building over the store of Itenj. Mor
ris, jr., adjoining the hotel ofJ- Wilson
Cowell. lie did not succeed well, how
ever, and made an assignment to Thos.
Witts, and IJenj. Morris, jr. They sold
it to 15enj. Miillin, late of the Pcnmytvu
nittn. In the year 1818, another Demo
cratic paper was established here by Sim
eon Siegfried, who afterwards published a
paper at Newtown ; and who is now liv
ing in Waynesburg, Greene county, Pa.,
editing a paper called the Village I Hitch
man, and preaching occasionally between
whiles. The Democratic party at that
time was divided the Doylestown Dem
ocrat being the organ of the Ileistcr Dem
ocrats, and the Messenger the organ of the
Findlay Democrats. After the Guberna
torial election of 1810, the Bucks County
Messenger was purchased by Hon. Simon
Cameron late U. S. Senator from this
State. About the year 1820 the two estab
lishments were united in one paper bearing
the title of the "Doylestown Democrat."
and published by the firm of Cameron fc
Mifllin. At the close of the year it was
purchased by (Jen. Wi'liam T. Kogers,
1-ite Slate Senator from this county, and at
present a resident of this boro'. lie con
tinued to publish it until the first of July,
1828- It was during his administration of
it, that the memorable election of Andrew
Jackson ti the Presidency occurred. M.
II. Snyder, Ksq., succeeded Gen. Rogers,
and published it for about two years, when
he sold it to Wm. II. Powell, F,sq., of
Nnrristo-An lit the year lHM the estab
lishment priced into the hands of Gen.
John S. P.ryan, bite Prothoeot try of the
ciiitniv. who conducted ituntilMav 7th,
J 8 15," when it passed into the possession
of the present proprietor. In three months
afterwards it was enlarged ; and on tit"
first of January following, (1810) the ty pe j
was changed, and Hie old replaced oy new
and improved dcerriptions. In July, 1 0 1 C , j S !!(.' t-
it was r.gJiin enlarged to its present mam-1 .
niotli size, and printed upon a new and Dav-s !'iiron eyes grow heaw in set death,
peudid power prt-ss frcri tho noted i s- an I paler wane her j'cnnd hues ;
tablislinient ' I !?. Hoe. A G., New York, i The fh.wi-rs, too gentle b r Ibis plowing breath.
In Aug.. IS If, has heen added a superior j Ope ivir frank beauty to th twiliht dews ,
fMeiini Kneiiic, by means of which wr are j 'fSo i rlit face of tho moon still and lone,
rn.ib'rd t" perform the increasing business Meets in vast mosses fhs word silently,
more rxprditio'.'y, arid n: abetter man- j li.ln from each charm the lo"senin ;oor,
ner. ."d rcuud alt bci'ily veil'iew roves the eye.
A College Lniii.
The Mowing capital story is told by
"one who knows," of Doctor Marey, anil
cannot fail to amuse our readers. On one
occasion, several of the gtut'ents of South
Carolina College resolved to drag the doc-
j tor'rt carriage into the woods, and fixed up
on a night for the performance of the ex
ploit. One of their number, however, was
troubled with some compunctious visitings,
and managed to convey to the worthy
President a hint that it would be well for
; him to secure the door of his carriage
house. Instead of paying any heed to this
sujfgeston, the doctor proceeded on the ap
pointed night to the carriage house, and
ensconced his portly person inside the VC'
hide. In less than an hour some half a
dozen young gentlemen came to his re
treat, and cautiously withdrew the carriagi
into the road. When they were fairly out
of the College precincts they forgot their
reserve and began to joke freely with each
other by name.
One of them complained of the weightof
the carriage, and another replied by say
ing that it was heavy enough to have the
old fellow himself in it. For nearly a mile
they proceeded along the highway, and
then struck into the woods, to a cover
which they concluded would effectually
conceal the vehicle. Making themselves
infinitely merry at the Doctor's expense,
and conjecturing how and when he would
find his carriage, they at length reached the
spot where they had resolved to leave it.
Just as they were about to depart having
once more agreed that "the carriage was
heavy enough to have the old Doctor and
all his tribe in it" they were startled by
the sudden dropping of one of the glass
door panels, and the well known voice of
the Doctor himself thus addressed them
"So, so, young gentlemen, you are going
to leave me in the woods, are you ? Sure
ly, as you have brought me hither for your
own gratification, you will not refuse to
take me back for mine. Come, Messrs
, and , and , buckle to, and
let us return ; it's getting late !"
There was no appeal; for the window
was raised, and the doctor resumed his
seat. Almost without a word, the discom
fitted young gentlemen took their places at
the pole at the back of the vehicle, and
quite as expeditiously, if with less noise,
did they retrace their course. In silence
they dragged the carriage into its wonted
place, and then retreated precipitately to
their rooms, to dream of the account they
must render on the morrow. When they
had gone, the Doctor quietly vacated the
carriage, and went to the house, where he
related the story to his family with much
glee. He never called the heroes of that
nocturnal expedition to an account, nor was
his carriage ever afterwards dragged at
night into the woods.
Spirit of the Times.
Tarson Emwnlow, the eccentric Methodist
Treacher and independent editor, has left Jones
borough, Tennessee, and located his newspaper
at Knoxville. In a recent number, hchas a "Re
view of the Knoxville Market," (or the current
week. Here are a few items.
Christians Almost as scarce as they were
at Sodom, in the days of Lot : considered an infal
lible cure for sore ees.
Danpifs. Market overstocked with an in
feiinr article ; a good quality in demand.
Ho.NFsr Mr.x. There arc a good many In the
city ; but not being adopted to this market, no in
'liries are made after them.
Hypocrites. As fine a slock as can be pro
rioced in any city of the Union, of the same pop
ulation, with every variety usually found in any
I.i ars. More than e ai'ed, hilt ail employed,
and driving a heavy busines.
Str-t Oi.fcANrRS. None in market, but a
hiue Flock lidly wanted.
fi.iop 1'i'j.nANos. Scattering, and not a few
' timers have recently dicovered that they hart)
Inftuenet of a Wife,
What is it that man seeks in the companionship
of a woman I An influence like the gentle dew,
and the cheering libt, more felt throughout the
whole of his existence in its softening, healing,
harmonising power, than acknowledged by ar.y
single act, or recognized by any certain rule. It
is in fact a being to come home to, in the hap
piest sense of the expression.
Poetic lays of ancient tim were wont to tell
how the old warrior, returning from his bold
fight, would doff his plumed helmet, and repoe
ing from his toils, lay bare his weary limbs, that
woman's hand might pour the heal balm.
But never wearied knight nor warrior Covered
with the dust of the battle field, was more In
need of wotiian'i southing power thr. are thrii
care-worn sons of toil, who struggle for the
bread of life in our more peaceful and delightful
days. And still, thouKh the romance of the bat
tie, the helmet, the waving plume, ind the
" Clarion wild and high,"
may all have vanished from the scene, tho charm
of woman's influence lives as brightly in li e pic
ture ot domestic joy, as when she placed th
wreath of victory on the hero's brow. May,
more, so; for there are deeper sensibilities at
work, thoughts more profound in our great tho.
tre of intellectual and moral strite, than whero
the contest was for heroic lame, and lorce of
glory or of wealth.
Among the changes which have taken place in
the condition of mankind, it is then not the lent
of woman's privileges that her influence remains
the same, except only as it is deepened and per
fected, as her own character approaches tow aid
perfection. It is not the least of her privileges,
that she can still be all to man which his necessi
ties require ; that he can retire fmra the tumult
of the world, and seek her society with a r.tst
which nothing can impair, so long as alio receives
him with a truo and faithful heart true to the
best and kindest impuse of which her nature is
capable ; and sacred to the faithful trust commit
ted to her care.
And that it is eo, how many a home can wit
ness, how many a fireside welcome how mar.y
a happy meeting after painful absence prolonged:
Yes, there are scenes within the sacred precincts
of the household heart, which, not the less, be
cause no stranger's eye beholds them repay, and
richly, too, dark days of weary conflict arid lor.g
nights of anxious rare. Rut who sliMI puitit
them ? Are they not graven on the hesr's of
wives .' and those who behold the picture them,
in all its beauty, vividness and truth, can scarce
ly wish to draw aside the veil which screens it
from the world.
Jm Thin J
A slory is told of a very good and pious m-n
whom the Church of Rome has enrolled among
her saints on account of his great holiness. He
was living at once of the Italian Universitii ,
when a young man whom ht h id known as a hoy,
ran up to him with a face full of deliiiht, nnd
told him that what he had long been wishing a
bove all things in the world was at enj?!h ful
filled. His parents having just given him leave
to study Law, thereupon he had come to the law
school al this University on account of its grent
fame, and meant to spare no pains or labrr in
getting through his studies as quickly as possible.
In this way he ran on a long time ; and when rt
last he came to a stop, the holy man, who had
been listening to him with great patience an I
Well, and when you pet through your course
of studies, what do you mean to do then ?"
" Then I Bhall take my Doctor's degree," an
swered the young man.
"And then?" inquired Thillippo Ncri.
" And then," continued the ynyih, "I shall
have a number of difficult and knotty ruses to
manage, shall catch people's applause hy my elo-
qncnee, my zeal, my acutcness, and gain tepula
tion." " And then ?" again asked the holy man.
" And then why then there cannot he a ques.
tion but what I shall be promoted to some high
office or other ; besides, 1 shall make money and
" And then?" repeated Philippo.
' And then," said the student, "and then I hall
" And then ?" asked philippo, mildly.
" Whereupon the young man made no anpwer,
hut cast down his head anil went away. This
last 'And ThenV had pierced like a flash of light
ning into his sou'. ap(j he could not get quit nf if.
Soon after he forsook th srndy of the law, giv
himself up to the ministry of Christ, and spent
the remainder of his days in good words and
The question -vhich Thilippo Neri put to the
young lawyer is one which we should put l'r
quently to oorsrlvps. When we have done nil
that we are doing, all that we dream of doing,
evpn supposing that all our dreams were accom
plished, that evety wish of our heart is fulfilled,
still mav we a.k " What will we do What wilt
we be then !" whenever we raster thoughts
forward, never lt them stop short on this fide of
the grave let them be carried to the grave i.
self; hut hen we have followed oursclvts thith
er, and have seen ourselves laid therein, still ask
ourselves the searching qiirstirc ant. tha:.