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AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL A UVKIi'l'ISEH.
LEVI L. TATEi I
Editor, Publisher & VrtytktftT- S
To liold aiid Mm tlic torch of Truth dad WiiYe it o'er the darkened Earth"
I Jjiioljollar & Seventy-five ctj, la afyancc.
VOL. XL-NO. 34.
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1857,
Pullislied every Saturday Morning, by
i.EVI L. TATE.
In Bloomsburg, CpliUB&ja Oo.,
Office. In the new Brick Building, op
posile the Exchange, by side of the Court.
Iouse,'Democralio Head Quarters,"
TERMS OF BOBSCnlPIlOM.
,01,00 In advance, for one oopy, for six months.
1,75 In ndvnnco, for one copy, ono your.
3,00 If not pall within the first three months.
2,25 If not paid within the first six months.
'2,60 If not paid within the year.
ID" Nosubsot Iptlon taken for less than six months,
,diiJ no paper dlscontlned until U.arre&ragcslholl
117" Ordinary ndvortlsoments Incepted fxd Job
,ork executed at the established prices.
?m mm bttbitp
v(i'unsmH dv atF.o.ujssr.)
Tho cold winds Bwcpt tho mountain high,
And pathless was tho dreary wayl
Amid tbo chce.rless .hours ol' night,
A mother wandered with her child ;
As through tho drifted Bnuw she pcst,
The babe was sleeping on her breast.
And colder still tho winds did blow
And darker hours of flight .camo on.
And deeper grew tho drifts of snow,
llcrlimbswcre chilcd her strength, was.gqpo
.Oh 1 God sho cried in accents w,ild,,
If I mu9tpcrih save my.qhjld.
She stript tho tnantlo from bor 'titpast,
And boro.hcr boBom to,t,ho storm,
Aod round her child sha.wrspt t!io,i;cft ;
And smiled to think licr bab'o wait warm.
With one cold kiss, one tear sho sLod,
Then sank upon her snowy bed.
A dawny traveller passing by,
Aa sho lay benotth her snowy vale,
Tho frost of death was in her eye ;
Her cheeks were hard and cold and palo,
He moved the robo from off tho child,
Tho bnbo looked up and sweetly smiled.
& illcvrn Bkclcl).
Lovo in a Prints Qftlpj.
li oiiie beard an old Jour, remtrk that
n printing office was no placo for love-making,
and I have siuco experienced tho truth
of his observation biirig now perlcctly
convinced that thoCower of love can never
bloom in the midst of types, stands, and
It was my fortuno once to sojourn for a
fcw.dayvi in tho vijlapjo of B . Direct
ly opposite tho office was a pretty white
cottage, with roso luslns clambering
around the casement, ncu I was not long
in making tho discovery that the aforesaid
white cottago with tho roso sjiatjed window,
contained a, fair inuia'c a flower, whose
beauty far outshono tho roses that clustered
arouud itjbe window. .-She was a little,
bluocyed, saucy looking crcaturo of somo
sixteen summers. She was thoibejio of
itho village licr namo was Mary sweet,
'Aaos ajiotttt fai$laiftr t nam rf.Vary."
It was a bcau'iful summer morning, and
,1 bad,risccl tho window to admit tho.cpol
brcczo from tho flower decked Colds, and
it was cot long before I perceived that the
cottago window Was alsp .hoisted and the
sweet littlo Mary was soatcd-ncar jt busily
engaged with her nccdlo. I worked tyut
littlo that morning. .,My eyes constantly
wandered towards tho cottago window,
iwhcro littlo Mary sat, and all 6orts of
strango and fantastio notions whirled
through my fancy lighted brain, and I
began to think I felt a slight touch of .what
tbopoots cajl love, sliding in at tho corner
.of my heart.
A few days passed away, aod tho chance
,mado mo acquainted with Mary. Heavens!
sho was a swcot creature sho had a form
.that oould havo shamed tho famous tVoaus
do Medici, a check that outblushcd tho
richest peach and a lip tb&t would have
i tempted a beo from his hivo en a frosty
morning. I thought as I gazed ,on ,h,cr
muto admiration, that I had novcr looked
upon ono so exquisitely beautiful. .Sho
.uecmcd tho embodiment of all tbabii lovcjy
"Well time passed on and ono day Mary
jxprcssed a desire to visit the printing
office. . Gopd I thought I, what a chanco I
I II do it there, ycs,thoro in tho, very midst
ii tho implements of mino ad why
shouldn t 1 1 Lovo in & printing office
ehl Thero was something ju tlia.t,.,and I
resolved to try it at all hazards.
Well, Mary camo to tho office, ;, and I
explained to'ber the u?cs of tho various
implements of tho black art I tho press
and the roller; tho ink and tho stands, and
.tho boxes or iho A. 11. O's, took an oppor
tunity to snatch her prolty, lilly whito
hand, and sho drew it baok, knocking a
stick full of mattor into .pic
-';i must havo a kiss for that my pretty
oue," saidlj and atitlwout. managed
to twist my ami around bor waist, And in
struggling to free horself, sho upset a galley
of editorial, a long article on tho Oregon
question. Nothing daunted, I made at
her again, This imo I was moro success
ful, for I obtained a kiss. By St. Paul 1
it wis a sweet one, and tho littlo witch
lore it liko a martyr, sho never scroamcd
ouqe; but as I raided my lips from Iter's,
sho lifted her delicate littlo hand, and gave '
mo a box ou tho oars that made mo sco
-more stars than over wero viewed by Hcr
schcl thro' his big telescope. Somewhat
nettled, and my cheeks smarting with pain,
I again seized her waist ,ad said, "Well,
if you don't liko it just tako back tho kiss.'
Bho made a .desjperato strugglo and as sho
jerked herself from my arms, ,hqr fppt
struck tho loypot, nnd over ,it wont ! A
nothcr gallyo of, editorial was sprinkled
over tho floor, an,d in her efforts to reach
tho door, her foot slipped and flho if ell and
in tho effort to sustain horself, her hand
lilly-whito hand tho same littlo hand that
had come in contact with my oars-ch,
horriblo I was stuck up to tho elbow in
tbo ink keg. .Shado of Franklin 1 what a
change camo over,Jbo beauty of that hand 1
S,ho slowly drew it from tho keg, dripping
with ink, and askijd mo what uso I made
of the tar 1 I began to bo seriously alarmed,
and apologized in the best manner I
could, aud to my surprise sho seemed rather
.pleased than angry ; ,b.ut thero was mis
chief afloat. As I stood surveying tho
black covering of her ihand scarcely able
to suppress a laugh at its strango meta
morphosis, sho quickly raised it on high,
and brought it down "kcr slap'' upon my
cluck! Before I could recover from mv
surprise, tho same little hand had ngain
descended, and again left its inkyjimprint
on, my check,
'Why, Mary," I exclaimed, "what are
you about I"
"I thiuic you told mo yfu rolled ink on
tho face ol the form," with a lqud laugh,
and again, Jiqr hand bit upon my face, ta
king mo a broad Blap in tho very middlo
of my countenance, and most wofully bo
daubing my eyes. Whith a stp and a
merry peal of laughter, sho skipped through
tho door. Sho turned back ,)'hon beyond
my reach, and with her roguiah face peering1
in at tho door way, shouted back.
"I say, Charloy, what kind of a rqjlcr
docs my hand make 1 ,
I'Qh," said I, "you take too much ink."'
''Ha 1 ha I" sho laughed, "well jjood bye
Charley, that's my impression, ha I ha !"
I went to the glass and surveyed my
self for a moment, and verily bejievo I
could havo passed for a Guinea ticro
without tho slightest difficulty,
"And so, said I to myself : this is love
in a printing offico. Tho devil fly away
with such lovo."
The next morning when tho editor camo
to tho office, "I rather calculate" ho foupd
things a littlo topsy turvy. However, liiat
raado no difference to me for I "mizzled"
long beforo daylight.
I boro marks of tho scenes for many ..a
daj, and now whenever I soo a lady enter
a printing offico, I think of littlo Mary, and
keep my oyo on tho ink koi and though
sho wero aa beautiful as Hebe, 1 would
not venturo tottouck her with a ton foot
Talk about lovo;jn a boudoir flovo on
a spring seat sofa lovo by moonlight,
starlight, lamplight or any other kind of
light, and I am .with your heart nnjt soul
but I proy you by the ghost of Faust,
novcr to talk to mo about love in a I'rint-
Tho Tomb of jTuliet.
An Italian correspondent of tho Journal
of Commerco, in.narrating his oxperienco
in Verona says :
I went on a Shakspcrian resoarch to sco
what is shown as tho tomb of Juliet. It
is net a.niausoleum, but merely a ooffin or
fr.ough of stg,ao, whoso authenticity, is pcr
jiaps as good as many other relics -which
havo received high sanction. Even tho
houso of tho capulets is pointod out, not
omitting ,, tho very window whero tho im
passioned 'Romeo beheld thenar of his
".Jul 141, if An! iJkrcvf ytn mMba hrtaklt
It U Iti r.ail, and JulM If lAa un,"
Who wishos to bo told that Borneo is
only an invention, and tho gentle Juliet
but a poet's dream! How real, after all,
aro .tbo beings of imagination, and how
much deeper the impression ..which .tho
.scones, they moved In ruake'Upon tho mind
t,ban fho dull ordinary relations of lifo.
& A culprit boiiuglaskod.lw.ht,ho had
to say why sentenco ,cf Ldoath should, not
bo recorded against him replied ; Ho had
nothing to say, as too much hud beou slid
about it .already.
:3hun jfoo Intoxicating oy$.
Tho fato of tho gifted Haskell, of Ten
nessee, should bo a warning to all young
men. Ho passed through. Louisvillo last
wcoki in chargo of friends, on his way to
tho Lunat,lo Asylum .at Lexington, Whilo
on tho Frankfort cars ho arose, and in tho
most eloquent and pathctio terms appealed
to tho 6allant cntucklans, among whom
1. i !. I.! f at 1-a1
ho twos, .to protoct him from tho relentless
enemies ho imagined wero pursuing him.
Ilo.bccamo so cxcilod and violent that his
friends wero forced to confino him. The
career of this gifted but unforiunato son of
genius should bo knetwn for tbo lessons,
which it teaches. From his earliest boy
hood, says tho Nashville Banner, ho has
shown himself possessed of tho highest
order of -talent. Whilo at college ho dis
tinguished himself as a poet and an orator.
His graduating speech is spokqn ,pf ,by
thoso who hoard it as worthy, of tho im
mortal rrcntiss in'his palmiest days. Ho
served his couutry on tho battlo field and
iu(hciq!s of Congress. It was bis resi
dence at AVoshington that confirmed upon
him thoso unfortunato habits which Coolly
blasted his intellect.
lie at one timo broke the fiery serpent
(roT. his .hands and! dashed it to iho .earth.
To make his own reformation Complete,
and aid in lifting up others who had fallen
liko himself, ho went .through the State
lecturing on temperance. Tho tour was
an eminently successful and brilli .nt onei
his lectures' being fully equal to those of
Gough, .w,ko30 cloqoepco ,has clerrified
thousands in this country, and ,in England.
But his old habits gained tho mastery of
him again, and his subsequent lifo has
bccnibn& a foarfulj.'strugglo between his
appetites and his ambition a strugglo in
which it must bo confessed, his appetites
have generally triumphed. So great, in
deed, wat- his craviug for artificial stimu
lants that ovon whilo dclivoring his tempe
rance lectures, ho made uso of drugs,
sufficient in quantity and potency to burn
out tho vitals of an ordinajmap. Thero
was no Bubjoct u liother-uucient or mo'tcrii,
gravo or gay, upon.which ho did not con-
verso wiih fluency and cloauenco. He
passed, with iho most careless joasc, from
tho profoundest, disquisition upon tho doc
trines of tho Bible, tho rcligionof Confucius,
or tho .Baconian philosophy, to tho.lightcst
literature of tjic.day.
Value op Time. When tho Roman
Emperor said, "I have lost a day," ho
uttered a saddcr,truth than if ho had ex
claimed, 'I havo lott a kingdom.' Na
poleon said that tho reason why he beat
tho Austrians was that they did not know
tho valuo of fivo minutes. At tho celebra
ted battlo of Rivoli, the couflict seemed on
the, point of being decided against him.
Ho saw tho critical sta(.o Qf affairs and
instantly took his resolution. Ho dis
patched a flag to headquarters, with propo
sals for on armistice. Tho unwary Aus
trians fell into tho snare for a few min
utes the thunders of battlo were hushed.
Napoleon seized tho precious moments,
while amusing tho enemy with mock nego-
tia'ion, re-arranged his lino of battle,
changed his front, and in a few minutes
was roady to renounco tho farco discussion
for the stern arbitrament of arms. Tho
splendid victqrj of Iivpli was tho result.
The great moral victories and .defeats of
tho world oltcn turn on fivo minutes. Crisis
cpmc, tho not seizing of which is ruin,
Men may loiter, but timo flies on iho wing'
of the wind, and all tho great interests of
life are speeding on with tho ere and silent
tread of destiny.
Winter is tho season of abundant snows
and all tho intensity of fr.ost, Yet Winter,
oven in its severest forms, brings .gp.m.any
scenes and ciroumstances with it to interest
tho heart of tho lover of Naturo and of his
fcllaw.-frcaturcs, that itpover ceases to bo
a subject of delightful observation and mo
notonous as it is frequently called, tho very
variety of tho woathor itself presents an
almost ondlcss squrco of novelty and beauty.
Come In ami clnae the tinted door,
And shut the cold willinct t
And KJllier in pyr, wonted rigj
(ThJ warm fireside about.
'Tis plcaaure through these winter nights
While winds are piercing cold,
To gather round que u,wu tireaide,
Whuru merry ;ales nro.lpld.
t&" Thoro aro tbroo sorts of nobility
divino, worldly and ..moral tho divino
depends upon tho powers of God, tho
.worldly upo.u thotgfoatppss of our birth,
tho moral upon tb.OJiberty of our-nind,
tSf Always doubt tho eincoity of a
girl's lqyo when you 6eo,hor.w'ipo.hor mouth
I alter ynu kiss her.
Cruelty of the Popo..
Tho Popo of Homo has a prison called
Fort Urban, in which ho confines political
prisoners, It is built on a small' hill in'
tho contro of a pestilential marsh, and tho
Bito appears to havo boon selootcd as .tho
most disagrcoablo and unhealthy to bo
found. Of tho cruelties perpetrated in
this hell upon, earth, whero God's vicege
rent tortures men supposed to bo bis ene
mies, tho correspondent of tho London
Daily News gives somo. horriblo dotails
"At present there aro .eight hundred
prisoners here, of whom two hundred are
detained without having been tried, and on
the racr,o .suspicion that if thqy wero .at
liberty .they might commit somo political
orimo. Many of thoso poor croatures havo
been confined lor years, and although tho
greater portion of them belong, to to beat
" In caoh of tho squaro rooms is a sort
of skylight, and as thoy aro only ventilated
above from tthis narrow corridor, ,qnp can
imagine what a suffocating temperature
thero must be, which is not improved by
German sentries patrqfljpg through the
wnuio nigm, ancso sentries paraatng past
tho doors qf .cqurso provent tho prispnars
sleeping. Spoilburg was.vcry bad, but it
is said that-this prison of tho Popo's is far
worso. It was in this prison that .tho .cho
lera inado such fearful ravages, Tho
medical men acted properly, and pointed
out how tho-dissasc might 1.0 easily miti
gated ; but ins cad of this tho governor qf
tho prison actually deprived political pris
oners of light and air. They wear tho
samo dress as tho onvicis, and pre.chaincd
in a similar manner. They havo ohass
on each leg, and in tho centre is a ring;
and when they go.tp bed, through tho ring
,is put a chain, and tho n the chain is locked
to ljQ bed.
SST To one visiting, after long years of
absence, tho village ho left in childhood,
everything seems to have grown Uttle with
years ; its!(l, fnagniCcent proportions have
JnluJloJ anay ; tiio lopg-drawn avenuo or
other days, appears to havo .been shut
togcthqr like. a telescope, and the village
has shrunk in its valley, liko a dried filbert
in.jts shell. Tho villago.!creek' fqr what
old hamlet was without it ? is strapgely
narrowed, .and ho wonders if tho world has
.ipdeed grown si very old, that its very
.veins .aro.nmniog dry; and bo fancies thoy
lvo been 'sotting' tho world over in 'min
ion,' that Nature stereotyped in .'great
pica,' and so now tbcro is a pookot edition
of the villago and tho vale.
There is ono class of men on whom wo
can yet depend. It is the samo class that
stood on tho littlo green at Lexington, that
gathered on tho heights of Bunker Hill,
and poured, down from tho hilla of New
England, and which wero tho lifo blood ,qf
tho nation, I mean tho fanjier. They
wero never found trampling on ,Io.T7 .and
right; wero I to co.mmit.iny character to
any class of,mcn,..sj!ch as tho world, never
saw for honesty, intelligence and Roman
virtuo, sweetened by tho gospel ofCgd,
And when this nation quakes, they aod
their sons aro thoso that will stand by tho
sheet anchors of, pur liberties, and hold tho
ship at hor moorings till sho ,out rides tho
stormsj J. K, Paul.
SSy A fowdajs sin.co a boy was. passing
through tho cars on tbo Cleveland and Erio
Railroad, handing out advertisements of
."Nothing to W.oar, ' .illustrated. A lady
remarked to a gentleman, " That takes off
tho ladies, I suppose."
" No," said her friend, " it only takes
off their dresses."
" Then,"9plied tho lady, " it is proper
that a srjp-lmg should,pell-it."
S A Man, whoso ajjpearanoo indicated
that, lie was staggering -from tbo oxoessivo
weight of a brick in his hat, being asked if
ho was a Son of Tcmperanco, replied
"Hic.-nono relation not even nn hio
Ukfouu marriage, the man is very much
struck with tho woman, and aftorward tho
woman is very much struck by tho man
Punch says it is a striking picco of business
SSST John tho barber is a, bit of ,r. phil.
osophor, Tho other morning, whilo shav
ing ono,cf.our merchants Jto allow ad that
ho would not need his head scratched, as
he" could -do-aa.qugU of that himself thoso
tffl- Every.inan that is, capable of doing
a secret injury, U a coward.
No poverty thero I Millions of good'
men havo left tho earth poor; but, never
has ono entered Heaven poor. Lzaus,
tho moment boforo ho died, was a boggar
at Jho (gate1, but inj a moment .after his
doathhis cstato-had grown so vast that tho
haughty worldling, still surviving rin allihis
affluence in comparison with him was a
penniless pauper. 0, poor botiovcrt fojoico
in prospect of your grand inheritance I It
is inoorr,uj)tible, undcfilcd, and adcth not
away, It is really immenso, inestimable,
umipeakablo Has it not boon your en
deavor to " lay.up, for yourself, treasures
in Hcavon I" Why not oftencr think of
results thorot Fear not. Thero is " good
news from that far country." Unsuccess
ful as you may havo seemed on earth, your
heavenly schemes havo all prospered,
Tho treasury of God overflows with your
weolth. And it is Bafo perfectly safe.
Neither " moth .nqrjustf' corrupts it; nor
.can .thieves break .through to steal it.
ftlqreovqr, ,U' shall Inqreascs-forovor in
crease. As long as you livo on earth, you
may add to tho principal, and its interest
will multiply, beyond all computation, to
0,(1 qter,pityl Croesus .cos (rich, Solomon
was rieh,'juculus was rich, and the Roths
childs aro rich ; but the humblest heir of
Gpd.is richer far than all. (I,t,may bo that
tho stares jauTe already accumulated
in Heaven would buy this town, buy tho
district, buy our country, buy tho world
qnd ,6tf)l .bo comparatively .untpuhed.
Nay think not thrs.Qxtravagijt 1 I would
not barter tho hcritago of tbo most desti
.tuto of Christians for the whole globe and
all its improvements. Lift up your heart;
let it expend, and, fill and overflow with
bliss. At tho closo of tho short journoy
through time, you will see eternity open
beforo you, all radiant with tbo variety of
rour boundless qnd. cntjlcss possessions.
lio not proud, indeed alas, for tho folly
of all pride 1 but bo grateful, thankful,
hopeful and happy, Stockton's Sermons,
2-.1 n -j X Ann Ounonouo, It I100 Irccil
stated in Bp.;ton papers, that Messrs,
Chickering & Sons, tho extensive piano
forto.makers, employ some threo hundred
mechanics and many laborers ; that on a
lato pay-day, iu consequence of tho non
arrival qf funds duo at a distance, they
wero obliged to expend the funds in hand
in the redemption of matured paper, and
had to forego paying their hands their ac
customed weekly allowanco; that tho men
thereupon met, oonsultcd together, passed
resolutions expressing sympathy with and
confidence in their employers, and tendered
to them a loan of six or eight thousand
dollars, tho proceeds of their own saviugs.
Genius. Intellect ,an't bear fashiona
ble refinement, and dies under it in ono or
two operations. If you would select a
youth who is likely to mako his mark in the
world, take, ono who is carting mud in a
clam-shell wagon, or building houses in the
sand and not tho dclicato baby who is
fondling a,emn lap dog on the parjqi
carpet. Daniel Webster's father mado a
cradle for littlejOan, out of a.pino log with
.an axe and auger ; Lewis, Cass was rocked
by his staid New Hampshire mother in a
second hand sugar-trough. Tho great
architects for, thoiaauufacturo of genius are
Poverty and Democracy,
A Sisters Lovo.
More constant than tho evening star
Which mildly beams above
Than diadem Oh ! dearer far
A sister's goctlo lovo I
Brighter than dew drops on thoojo,
Than nature's smiles more gay
AiJivipg fount, which overflows,
Steeped in loves purest ray.
Gom of tho heart I Lifo's gift,djyin.o,
Bequeathed us from above,
Glad offering at affection's shrine
A sistor's holy lovo 1
A you"n lady; inquired of a sailor,
why a ship "was always called Bho I Be
cause, replied Jack, tho rigging costs ,a
thunderjn' sight moro than tho hull.
K7 Honesty is a term formerly usod in
tho caso of a man who paid for his news
paper and tbo coat,o,n hisack.
What causes a girl the most pleasure, to
hear yourself praised, or another girl run
Why is u ohickenjio liko a gunsmith's
Moro 1 ,Bocauso it contains fo.wbiu piocos
isaT To ascertain, tho .weight of a horso
Put your too under tho animal's foot.
Let us thank God for tho Sabbath tho
calm, quiet, soothing day of rest tho poor j
i.-ii. r i . ! ,i.. -1 .1 1
rr . . . ..
nitor of Heaven. It ,s tho Interest as well ,
as tho duty pf ovw ono- l.Q po cspo-
cially to keep tho Sabbath. Iho insti-
Mron i ,. a w,se and beneficent one, and all
,.1. a. 1 ,1 nKavnA t tn.fl. ni .Allmanftpf. I
should observe it with circumspept.
Let ui live IhanVi, tvllh grateful soul i
To li m who tPiidetb all.
To II lot who bids the planet- roll,
And lees a ' tparri.w fill." ,
TlioiiKh (fief apd imtiKif $!o 06r Joys,
Aod cafe anil itrlfr ar'fat,
Tin wan, too often, that alloys
The lot his Maker Meal 1
Wnil' sun.liii.e lights the boundleaa sky
And dew drops leedjhe Sod
.While tar-'e.'rid raintiowa live 03 hljll
Let ui tiro thanks to God.
A Won,p Fop ihb Ear or Sinolk Mkn.
It strikes us that thero is a " world of
wisdom" in tho following quotation brief
as it is:
" E,vqry school boy knoivs that a kite
would not fly unless it had a string tying
it down., It is just bo with Life, jljo man
who is tied by a half dozen bloqp.icg re
sponsibilities and their mother, will mako
ilijjher and stronger flight than thci'ljas.h
elor, .who, .haying nothing to keep him
steady, is always floundering in ho mud.
If you want to rise in tho world, tio your
self to somcbpdy,"
Sitting up with tue Sick. Tho pre
sence of strangers in the sick chamber is
always unfavorable to tho repose of the
patient, and th.o burning of lights renders
anything liko natural rest or sound sleep
pipossiblo. Next to tho absurdity of dos
ing a sick.pcrson with somo nauseous drug,
every two or three hours, is that of pre
venting his rest by .watchers ; and when
two persons watch together in a sick-room,
their con7qrsation or whispering is often
worse for the pationt than tho disoaso itself
SSP A wpman's life was curiously pre
served by her husband, in Staffordshire,
lately, by the process qf transfusion. She
lay at tho point of death, when as a last
resource, a vein was opeped in her arm,
and one in tho arm ot'bcr liusbana, ana as
tho blood flowed from tho latter .i.t ;wasi
transmitted ly suitable apparatus in the
veins of tho wife. After seventcen ounces
had been thus injcotcd,.thc pulso becamo
perceptible, tho.cqlorlcss lips reddened, tho
glassy eyo brightened, and she thankfully
said, " I am bettor." Tho caso has pro
grossed very favorably, and tho woman is
A Generous Act. Tho Boston Press
says j A fact just came tpjny knowledge
worth relating in theso hard times. A mer
chant in Maino was somo years sinco assis
ted by a merchant of this city, and was
thus enabled to sccuroja handsomo litdo
fortune, which ho had carefully invested.
Hearing a few days ago of tho failure of
his oldfriend, ho posted up to Uoston, with
deeds, mortgages' and other property in
his hands, and offered tho whole to relievo
tho friend who had helped him. Truly,
tho business world is all selfishness .
Infancy. Is.thcro anything so lovely,
so innocent and pure, as tho miilo of in
fancy T It is the good spirits which mani
fest their presence by tho. heavenly expres
sion on tho divino imago. They act through
tho pure and innocent medium. And oh !
how moro than (happy if in after life' the
engrossment of material things did not
drivo tbcm away, that wo ynuld always
smilo as innocently as in infancy.
U2r Mussulman writers speak of an
ignorant Arab, who, being asked how ho
know anythiug about tho cxistonco of a
God, replied : 'Just as I know, by tho tracks
in tho sand, whether a man or beast has
passed there, so, when I survey tho heavoos,
wth fts bright stars, and the earth, with
its productions, do I feel tho existence and
power of Gud.'
Tho New York papers caution porsons
jn quest of work or situations of any kind
against going to,that city beforo next
Spring. Thoy say, tiero is not employ
ment for thoso. that aro thero now, and es
timates that ou-tho first of December there
will bo 100,000 porsons in tbo. city who
will bo unablo to obtain anything to do.
igy- Why is a person apnroaohing a
candle ltke.a man gettiog oU'his horso !
Dccauso ho is going to a light.
kztlm An linnnsr fnrninr tlma writixf, to tho .
chairman .of an English agricultural so-
ciety : 'ucntlcmcn, pioaso put mo uown on
your list of cattla for a bull.'
StaTlt has beon said, that grain is treated
(liko infants. When tho head becomes
hoavy it is cradled and it is generally
well thrashed to render it fit for use.
Tho coI'or 8Hencec(.
BY REV,.C. . BJUROKOS, Of LONDON,
Let mo tell you a stiry. I havo told it
iinfnrn liiif. il.M n. fltriltinn' ono. ana KtJA
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1 . J . ! .. j
I In tho backwoods of Canada thero re
I sided a good ministey, who ono cvenipg
went out to medittte, as Isaao did, in tho
fields. Ho soon found himself on the
borders of a forest, which ho cutcrod, and
walked along a track which had been
trodden bof ro hlra ; musfng, musing still,
until atlast tho shadqw of twilight gathered
around him, and began to think how' ho
Ehould spend a night in the 'forest. Ho
trembled at tho idea qf remaining thero,
wjth tho poor shelter qf a tree into whic$
ho would be. compelled to climb. 1
On a sudden ho saw a .Jighi Jn Iho dis
tanco among tho trors, and imagining that
it might bp from tho window of Bonio cot
tago whero ho would find a hospitablo
retreat, he hastened to it, and to his surprise
saw a space cleared, and trees laid down
,t.p make a platform, and upos it a speaker
addressing a multitude. He thought .to
himself, "J. havo stumble on a oompany
who ifl this dark forest havo assembled to
.worship God, and somo minister is preach;
ing .to them at this lato hour in the evening,
concerning tup kingdom of God and his
righteousness;" but to his surpriso and
horror, when ho camo nearer, ho found a
young man declaiming against God, daring
tho .Almighty .to do his work upon him,
epoaking terriblo .things in wyatt against
tho Most High, and .venturing most bold
and awful assertions concerning his own
disbelief in a futurestate. It was altogether
a singular sccno ; it was lighted up by pino
knots, which oast a glare hero and 'there,
whilo ,thp thick darkness in other places
still reigned. Tho people .jjpra.-intcnt on
listening to tho orator ; and when he sat
down, thunders of applauso wero given to
him, each ono secmine to emulate tho other
in his praiso.
Thought -tho minister, "1 must not let
this pass; 1 must rise and speak ; the honor
of my Gojl and Hs ..causo 'dsmaqds it."
He feared to speak,, for he know not what
to say, having cume there .suddenly ; but
bo would have ventured jjecnot something
elso occurred, A rpn of middlo age, halo
and strong, roso, and leaning on .h(0 staff,
ho said, .''My friends, I havo a word to
speak to you to-night. I am not bound
to refute any of tho arguments of tho
orator ; I shall not criticise his stylo ; I
shall say nothing concerning what Tbo
liove.to be tho blasphcmiesihe-has uttered.;
but I shall simply relate to you a fact, anjl
after I have dono that, you shall draw
your own conclusions. Yesterday I walked
by tho side of yondor river ; I saw on its
flood a young man in a. boat. TLo "boat
was unmanageable ; it was going fast down
tho rapids; ho could not uso tjio oars, and
1 saw ho was not capablo of bringing the
boat to tho shore ; I saw that young man
wring his hands in agony ; by and by he
gave up the attempt to saveh'is life, kneel
ed down, and cried with desperate earnest
ness, '0 God, savo my soul I If my body
cannot bo saved, save my soul 1" I beard
him confess that ho hid,iepp a bhsphqmejr;
I hoard him vow that, if his lifo was spared,
ho would never be such again, I heard
bun implore tho mercy of heaven, for
Jesus Christ's skc, and earnestly plead
that ho might bo washed in his blood.
These arms saved that young man from
jho flood ;tI punged.in, Vpught tlys(J?oat
to shore, and saved his life. ' That samo
young man has just now addrcssod you
and cursed his Maker. What say you to
this, sirs t"
Tho speakor sat-down. lou.niay guess
what a shuddor run through tho young man
himself, and how tho audienco in ono mo
ment changed their notes, and saw that
after all, whilo it was a fino thing. to brag
and bravado against Almighty God on dry
land, and when danger was distant, it was
not quite so grand to think ill of him when
near tho vcrgo of tho grave. .Wo believe
there is enough conscience in every man
to convince him that God must punish him
for his sin, and that in every heart tho
words of Scripture will find an echo. "If
ho turn not, Ho will whet his sword."
jST An Irish gentleman atcardscounting
tho pile, oxclaimed, ''There's a shilling
I'short, who put it(ia I"
Egy- Tho amount of specie in the United
States at tho .proscnt timo is estimated at
8300,000,000, or equal to SI" iu coin
for every man, wousu aud child in tbo