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BLOOMSBUUG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA-, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1860.
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THE PHINTKIt'S GRIEF.
A tear wai in tin pniili-r' '.
A fhS'low nn hi fad',
Ait Molfiituly mid pih'iHty
H tr.ujd within hid cui'.
l(thntiM fuino it'1!' and hravy stUf
Wan pn)itis im hi ln-nrt,
And that a kindly ppnkiMt wunl
Jli(hl Iuppiii-a iinpurt.
V xmcrilid thi tti'tught or cur,
Thin hy U 4 nidi I itnd
"Tell m-, my fri.-mt, thy frhf," I -laid,
' What vnrruWi 01 r th' indjt'
Mf Kit "d at 1111 ft tuoiiifiit th it
Ik- tHffil au and til'Iu-il,
And aimnruriiic aid"A"ridninii, R'khI,
Of Nonparnl I'v yi'tl"
llrilff;ir Mr Coltmbot Dfiimtrat,
, CAllUIE CAULKTOX.
SSE'BIt.I. TlllXliS TO rOMMKNIT. W
'It was near thu close of a sultry day,
lato in the month oi June, in thu year,
, that two travelers might have been
keen amending a gently rNiiig liill , jut
back of a picturesimo little town in Ken
tacky. i;Aa thoy neared tho nummit of the liill,
(in iiitersrcting ray of the tun brought
tltCiu out in bold relief.
One of them, as hii garb and general
'appearance indicated, was a oldior. lie
had, by his good conduct, heroism, daring,
,.,',,1 l,r.-,r,.rv. ,!...! fi, r il, r.-mlr
of e nitiin I
" He was a vounii man, not over three and
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inonly graceful frame; his shoulders wen;
broad and swelling, giving to him that
rohu-t appearance, so desirable in eiery
young perron, His features were regular !
and expressive ; his hair was of a daik
brown color; his eyes a dark blue, and
liis short upper lip curled haughtily; from
this and the jviiitivmcbs of his eye, piiys
. iognomiats would say that ho possessed
Jirn.ncis enough to go through with any
iino rtiikiii''. and niide eiioindi to Jjefii
"lift -om doi.,L- anUhin- mean or low
, ,Thr j iirsou
we have thus dcuibcd was
nauii il Laman Morris.
,1! companion was really a ciuecr look
ifng pecimen of humanity ; ho was tall
over six feet and was cry lean and slim ;
ills head was thickly covered with coarse
hair; his chin was Ion;;, slim and project'
ing downward, and it took a long neck to
fccparato it from his breast, but his was
calculated for this purpose ; his fov
Inrn-i i'irn uMiffiiliir. lint, nvnnwviv-n mill
striking. His eye was a fierce black, and
contraatt'd strangely with his light hair j
'his' month ftirnind n nrr nf .oiincircln
from car to ear, while his long, slim, eagle
nose eamo down between ;" his was indeed
a "comic phis." This person was named
Aiariah Flick. Ills parent both died
when ho was vet vouhls ami he had fouud
a home with Mrs. Morris. Although in
ferior in education and position to his com
panion, yet ho was gifted with as much
shrewdness and judgment as is usually al
lotted to man.
Thoy wcro returning to their homo, In
the town above mentioned, 10111 the we.s
tern part of the State where they had been
to repel an Indian invasion.
An the equestrians gained tho summit of
the hill and once more cast their eyes over
their native town, Azariah said
" Well, cap'n Laman, what do you think
of the town ? Docs it look like it used tor
afore wc Uft homo J"
" Why yes, Az., it docs look something
liko borne yet, though it has grown a good
bit since wo left, two years ago," answered
So it 'as Laman, your right there,"
" How pleasant homo docs look, after
our battles uud contests with tho red-skins,"
obrved Laman, partly soliloquising, and
partly to Az.
" It kinder tlcklca you to6co homo again,
docs it 1" nskcd Azariah.
" Indeed it docs," answered Laman,"I
shall bo so Lnppy on onco more beholding
" Sposo likely you will, guess you n be dicatod considerable shrowuno?.
about so much tickled, about so happy to Time wore on, and, alas I the pen re
bco one other of your lady friends, aa your luotantly records it tho kind and good
mother," laughed Az. i Mrs. Carclton became afflicted with that
noro tuo conversation cnucu, Azanau
iug, therefore bo did not wish to disturb j
him; why Laman was not in a mood for
sfiu t hnt lifiinan w.ia in no mooa lor ta K '
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i talking, will be accounted lor, lrom tlio
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of his own.
mere were two persons tnat were tne
unconscious subjects of his thoughts, his !
mother and Carrie Oarletou. lie was won-
uermg how no slioulu be rcceivca uy each
of them, separately, but above the formcr
(tor ho could imagine the welcome ho
should rccoivu at his mother's hands,) ho
was wondering how ''Carrie" would meet
"And who is Carrio Carlcton !" asks
some of my readers, to such I would say, J
"read on and you will see."
ller father, (by name Mark,) was tho i
only son of a well off farmer, who had end
grated to America, from Germany, living
in a dutch settlement, Mark's training was
in tmo dutch style. When he came to
years of maturity he tuok to himself a
wife and then followed the tide of emi
In a beautiful but lonely ullage in Ken
tucky, he purchai-ed himself a home.
soon others came, and settled around him,
I and in n few years it became a beautiful
! little village, and was destined to become
j a largo and ilouri-hing town, in the course
j of a lew more years.
! Although this was the cae, and Mark
came in contact with tho:o more enlighten
ed than himself, Mill he retained his dutch
way of thinking, and his dutch supcr.-tition ;
and his own principles and idca, lie in
stilled uito tho mind of his only cliild, Caro
line, a sweut girl of ten years.
I Her gracefulness of form, and beau iful
features, alone, were enough to give plau-i-bility
to the adage, "all the beauty of the
dutch de.-eends to their females," but ad
ded to these were her calm and gentle de
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"-:inor, ner ru.my chocks; ner ro-y ups
'ar m''1' k'uo l')'c! ilni' '"'r cllrb' "uburn
hair, falling in wavini? riii'-lets over her
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ivory nicK and shoulders,
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" Thy I'i'Nii tn vtnrt ful,
Thy f ntuivi' mi f.tir ;
Oni lintrJit alti.ioc Htiipi.dC ihn.1
A n)lih 1 III air."
Yes, hurs was an almo-.t faultless form.
.Slie, tho littl angel, that cheered and siiS'
tained her mother in all tho trials and af
flictions in after life. She, the pride and
the boast of her father.
Header, this was Carrie Carlcton.
.Mrs. Carlcton, like her daughter, was
f,,lr !im1 5 sllu h:n M,no curl
immml l"u s"mu ' , " uluu UJU "uu
loJig lashes ; stiu porfeea that gentleness,
'yet firmness, which will always command
the love and obedience of children; and
that bright intellectual countenance which
so favorably marked her daughter.
I It was from her that Carrie inherited
that noble firmness of character that so
elfectuallv enabled hsr to bear with, and ,
overcome other troubles and trials iu after -
life. And that christian nobleness of soul,
thilt almost uMquale.l veneration for God,
the giver of all good
Mark, was a heavy set man, coarse and
Etor iu "'""ncr.but under rough, uncouth
exterior, there lay as warm a heart as ever
, the boJy "111U contained.
Ho reallJ- 'red to do tho best that lay
! llls Powcr for his cllild U0WCVlr far ho
may havo como from attaining his object
let us not censure him, but rather attrib
ute it to his want of knowledge.
Though Carrio was by no means a prod
igy, yet did all tho children in the villago
wonder at the knowledge and wisdom of
lovely littlo Carrie," (as sho was called
by all who knew her,) tiie moro especially
as sho could writo a letter, all of her own
composition, to her cousin living in Vir
ginia. Tho letter was 0110 of invitation, invit
ing hor undo and aunt, with himself, to
pay them a visit.
Alas! poor Carrio! Little did she think
that this eamo cousin to whom her childish
epistle was directed, would causo her fo
much trouble, as in the end it proved that
he did, Little did she dream that sho
bhould ever ruo her acquaintance with him
so deeply and so truly as sho did.
Tho visit was made, and Carrie was but
ill pleased with her forward, conceited, and
to uso her owi expression, "awful ugly
Although Master Jacob Frantz, (for this
was hh name) was awkward, boisterous
aid conccity, still tho ehapo of his head
Imparted activity to his mental tempera-
),lont) anJ withal, his cyo and forehead in-
ijjr(J descaso" consumption "like a leaf
uauiu mi u, umw iu iia jiurum, uougu ,
anfj then fluttering slowly to the earth, sho
passed away." leaving Carrie a troublo
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stricken, motherlcsd cirl of bixtccn.
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Some ouo has wisely said, "troubles,
trials, and affliction never como singlv."
Thus it was with Carrio.
gho had not yet done grieving over the
cWlup grave of her dead mother, till her
father broached this terrible news to her ;
terrible in its effect upon her mind, hith
erto as quiet as an unruffled lake, and tcr
rible in itself.
It was one evening after they had left
tho tea-table, and Mark had resumed his
"dutch pipe," and had completely euvcl-
oped hinelf in a wreatli of smoke, that ho
ordered tho servants to leave the room.
In a crusty, grumbling way, thoy obeyed
onters, and forthwith stationed themselves
at the key-hole of the door.
After all became quiet, and Mark thought
it safe to say that which he wished to, he
" Carrie," said he, in a low tone of voice,
as if ho feared somo intruding ear might
hear the sci-rU he was about to reveal to
his daughter, "Carrie, you know that when
I came here, I took a largo farm, since
then others have cumu and settled around
us, and now there is quite .1 large town
h.;ro. I sold my farm iu town lots, at groat
prices, by this speculation I have made a
pretty largo fortune, about30,(H)U dollars,
this I said you are aware of, but you are
not awaro of how 1 came by the money,
that 1 bought my farm with."
"Why father, did not grandfather Carle
ton leave it to you '" inquired Carrie.
" Yes, ho left it to me, but how ho eamo
by it is what I now moan to tell you, yes,
I must give myself the pain of telling you,
something that I never did, nor never will
tell mortal beside. You ku w that my
father was guardian for Jacob Frantz
father. In an evil hour, tempted beyond
his power of resistance, he abstracted from
his ward's money, the sum of fifteen thous
and dollars, which run, after adding tho
interest from then till now, will cover the
whole of my fortune. My lather, upon
his death-bed, suggested that I should make
right his wrong. J his request I must
obey, because it was his request, and be
cause it is my duty to do it, and this last,
I consider, if po.s-iblo, the greater of the
two reason-'. Xow Carrie, how shall I
make it right? How shall I act to satisfy
my conscience t Thu money must go to
Jacob, then none shalll remain to if,
therefore there is but ouo way to manage
it, tho way that I propose is to make you
tho connecting link between my fortune
and Jacob's right to it. Iu this way wo
can restore to Jacob what is rightly his
own, and still it will remain iu the family."
" Hut, father, my cousia will never (.on
sent to give to me his hand iu marriage;
why, lie thinks himself good enough for
a princess," interrupted Carrie, and she
1 "ally hoped that this might be the case,
' f'or w that she fouud she would ho com
pelled to ho to In 111 a wile, her aversion to
him increased, and her devotion to anoth
er, also, increased iu tho same ratio, or if
it did not increase, it at least became more
appoaraut to her.
" Yes ho will, I have written to him ou
the subject, and ho says that he has always
lored you, and loves you still, and that it
has been his constant hopo that at somo
future day ho might claim you for his
brido ; therefore upon that subject you
need entertain no fears."
Hut, my father, I cannot marry him.
I lovo another. Nay, I cannot
him, I dare not marry him.
" llut you shall marry him," said ho,
turning his fierco black eyes and meeting
hers, and looking bo savagely that sho
quailed beneath his gaze. " I say you
shall marry him."
" Say not so, oh, my father ! say not so.
I cannot marry my cousin, my heart is
with another, I love Laman Morris."
" Laman Morris, you shall never mar
ry him, but you shall marry Jacob Frantz.
Mark you, I make it a command, and
dare to disobey that command, and you
shall bo disinherited, yes, you shall bo cut
off without a penny," said he, seeming to
take prido iu taunting his daughter, and
not uoticiug the scalding tears that wero
flowing in such profusion over her beauti
ful rosy cheeks,
"Why do you seek to taunt mo with
your threats, oh, cruel father!" said Car
rie, nerving herself up to a desperate cf-
fort, such only as simular circumtancos
could induco Iu a temperament so gciitlo
" CliUKl.,1' Mark hissed out, and ho
stamped tho floor in a fit of auger, "ah,
hal my lady you will yet learn what eric
etly is," he added bitterly, then turning on
his heel, he left the room.
Being left to herself, she struggled to
gain tho mastery over her feelings strug
gled nobly, but in vain she pressed her
hand to her bosom, how her heart flutter
ed, sorrow and troublo reigned supremo.
In a tono of the deepest emotion, sho gave
vent to her feelings in these words.
" Fute, fate, how hard is the lot it has
imposed upon me. How my heart shrinks
from marrying my cousin, and how it
yearns for Laman. Why is it thit provi
dence imposes upon me so heard a lot.
uouli that 1 could DIE , would that I
Then suddenly rccollcdting that tho
wish might be a wicked one, and that she
must wait till it pleased God to call her
to her futuro homo, a homo "not made with
hands, eternal iu the heavens." She knelt
and offured to that God, a gratat'ul and a
repentant prayer, lrom which she arose
with a calmer and holier spirit.
CONTINUED IN OUll NKXT.J
Ancik.nt Huins in tiii: United States
Dim and mysterious is the early history
of man on this continent. It is enveloped
in thick darkness, never, it may be pre
sumed, to bo penetrated by human re
search; and yet the ruins of ancient cities
are frequently discovered that tell of a
race that has long since passed away
probably exterminated by tho ancestors of
our present Indians, who are also fast de
parting from tho human family fairly
dying out before the ever-advancing influ
ence of the pale face. Hut these monu
mental cities indicate great populations,
and prove the existence of mighty men of
old. A new stimulus is likely to bo given
to American arcluoology, by a discovery
recently made some ninety miles north
east of Fort Stanton, a long account of
which has ju-t appeared in the Fort Smith
(Arkansas) Times. Wc condense. The
plain upon which lie the massive relies of
gorgious temples and magnificent halls,
slopes gradually eastward toward the river
I'ecos, and is very fertile, crossed by a
gurgling stream of the purest water, that
not only sustains a ricli vegetation, but per
haps furnished witli this necessary clement
the thousands who onco inhabited this
The city was probably built by a war
like race, as it is quadrangular, and ar
ranged with skill,to afford the highest pro
tection against an exterior foe many of tho
buildings on tho outer lino beiux pierced
with loop-holes, as though calculated for
tho use of weapons. Several of tho build
ings are of vast size, and built of massive
block, of a dark granite rock, which could
only have been wrought to their present
condition by a vast amount of labor.
There are the ruins of three noble edifices
ich presenting a front of three hundred
feet, mada of pondrous blocks of stone,and
the dilapidated walls are even now thirty-
five feet high. There are no partitions in
the area of the middle (supposed) temple,
so that the room must have been vast ; and
there are also carvings in bas-relief and
fresco work. Appcarancesju-tif'y the con
clusion that these silent ruins could once
boast of halls as gorgeously decorated by
the artist's hand as those of Thebes and
Palmyra. The buildings are all loop-holed
in each side, much resembling that found
iu the old feudal castles1 of Europe desigued
for the use of archers. Tho blocks of
which these edifices aro composed are ce
mented together by a species of mortar of
a bituminous character, which has such
tenacity that vast masses of wall havo fal
len down without the blocks being detach
ed by tho shock. We hopo cro long to bo
favored with full and descriptive particu
lars, as it is probable that visits and ex
aminations will bo made amongst such in
terasting relics of tho unknown past by
some of tho United States officers attached
to tho uoarcst fort.
t& Girard was .1 poor man at thirty
Itothschild did not get his capital of 20,
00(1 till after ho was thirty years old ; and
at thirty Astor had not made his first SI,
000, which ho said was harder to make
than all the others.
tSr A lamo fellow wauted to enlist as a
volunteer in tho military service. "Yon
wouldn't do," Baid tho recruiting officer ;
"tho more wo ordered you to march tho
moro you would hall."
ltOMANTIO 1IISTOUY OF A GIRL.
C. L. Brace, Secretary of tho New York
Children's Aid Society, writes tho follow
ing touching account of tho struggles of a
young girl with want and misery in that
great wilderness, New York.
Some two years ago a young English
girl, of perhaps fiftccu years, with refined
manners and a pretty, though pale face,
presented herself at our office, and ner
vously asked for some place iu a family in
tho country, and we only observed that her
hands wore very thin and bony, and her
checks hollow, and that on being assigned
to an excellent home by Mr. Macey, her
eyes filled with sudden tears of thankful
ness. Something was given her to cat,
which bIio received quietly, and on the
next day went to her place. Lately, on a
revisit to iho city, wo learned tho particu
lars of her history. She had been in Eih
gland in good circumstances, us her man
ners and language showed ; had come over
on tho death of her father, and on tha
wasting of his property to seek her fortune
iu America. She sought at once to enter
some trade, and to earn 11 living for herself ;
but without friends, and with the crowded
competition of tho city, sho could find no
opening. In the same way at the intelli
gences, after waiting many days, sho dis
covered no chalice f'or herself. Each day
her means were being exhausted, and she
was forced to pawn all the ornaments and
relics of btter timc3. She was reduced
finally to living in a small attic room of a
tenement house, sleeping on some straw in
0110 comer. Hour after hour, through tho
weary day, her littlo feet were traversing
tho streets as she followed advertisements
for a chance to work. At last the reached
the point at which every evailablo means
had been sacrificed, every penny tpciit,aud
hunger stared her in the face. She do-
scribed her feelings then most touchingly.
One dnv sho could I'd throuirh nuito com-
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fortably without anything to eat ; the see-,
ond, she says, she crouched herself in her
bed, "and, do you know, sir, what I found
the best stop to hunger I hy, 1 drank
water, and then I prayed, and somehow I
always felt better and stronger after it."
The third day, when it seemed as if she
could not hold out much Jonger, she would
go fainting down stairs to a woman sho'
know in one of the lower rooms, and this
woman would offer her something to eat,
which sho would take carelessly, no ouo
ever suspecting the poor creature was be
ing saved from starvation.
In this mode of life sho grew so weak
sho could scarcely walk, and as thin, she
says as any skeleton. Sho was attacked,
too, with terrible headaches, and some
days, she is sure, she was delirous, for
she now remembers; how she seemed to see
angels and spirits iu the little room, bring
ing her food !
Once or twice sho determined to beg
though she felt she would rather die ; and
she went into a store and said gaspingly,
"sho was hungry." The people wcro wry
kind, and sat her in a chair, and gave her
food, once she recollects a cup of tea.
Then as she lay ou thcr heap of straw,
thinking of her dear old English homo and
the comfort there, the mother and the days
that were gone, she would sometimes say,
'What havo 1 done to deserve this t Why
should God pick me out to make mo suffer
so? Why should I be deserted ? '.
Ono day sho had gone down into tho
lower room, and sat thero Weak and des
pairing when a gentleman entered, whom
sho described as very grand and wealthy
in his appearance. He spoke to hor kind
ly, said ho had watched her go in and out,
and said she must bo in misfortune ; that
ho had so much admired her yes, and
loved her ! She answered, gasping with
" Why do you eoine here to insult mo
bceauo I am poor ?"
Then, as sho described it, ho replied that
ho did not mean to insult her, that ho truly
loved her and in various phrases he off
ered to her to live in a splendid home with
him, but not as his wife.
The poor girl crouched down with her
head in her hands, confessed that for a
momeut tho thought crossed her mind
what if sho should do this? No one will
know it. Whero is comfort and a home
an cseapo at length ; and on tho other
side, a long, weary strugglo, and starva
tion. But in tho midst of this sho almost
believes it was real there seemed to como
up beforo her a figure of her mother she
taw tho faco and the warning gesture al
most as distinctly as sho ever saw any ono
She seemed to call her away and then
she thought of all sho had told her of heay
cu and of God, and tho started up and
taid, with sobs and gasps, "I know I am
poor I havo nothing I havo uo homo
amino friends I am starving; but if
you should give me all tho money in New
York, heaped ten times over, I would not
do this thing I Why do you come here to
tempt, and insult mo becauso I am poor 1"
and sho almost fell down gasping, but sho
says she saw tho man start back, with face
"My God 1 What a sin you havo saved
1110 from !"
That day she heard acccidcntally of tho
society to help children, and resolved to
go there for a last chance. If she failed
there, the onlything left for her seemed
to be self destruction or death. We know
tho happy result.
The simple truthfullncss and pathos of
this girl's story cannot bo represented. Of
all heroic scenes which the upper Towers
ever look upon in this world, can surpass ,
that where the poor.weak, starving gW ,
deserted of men, and seemingly almost
abandoned of God, spur
rns from her the
greatest of all temptations, and deliberate-
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ly chooses starvation rather than dishonor !
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or wrong! Perchance anions those in
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this day who sneer at, or bargain for, wo-
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man s virtuo, this little story, out of the
1 it . v' v 1 1 t.i
roal life ot Now York, may show what al
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priceless pearl, this virtue is that the lone-1
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ly, famished child should choose the pangs 1
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of famine rather than lose it.
A Capital Thick that Ended Well
Here is a good story which we have just
heard. A young man (a brother to "Sly
Boots" perhaps, for. like her, ho enjoyed
a good ioko) was studying in coIIoot. ;
One afternoon ho walked out with ono of
his instructors, and thoy chanced to see an
old pair of shoes lying by the side of the
path, which appeared to belong to a poor
man at work close by. "Let us havo a
littlo amusement at his expense" said tho
student. "Suppose we hide these shoes.
aau conceal ourselves in the bushes and
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them." "I can think of a better trick than !
that," said the instructor. '-You are rich,
and suppose you put a silver dollar iu
tho too of each shoo, and then we will
hide." Tho young man did bo. Tho
poor man finished his work soon, and went
to put ou his shoes. You can imagine his
surprise when ho stooped down to take out
a pebble, as he &upposed)from tho too, and
found it to bo a hard dollar, and then his
absolute perplexity and astonishment when
ho found still another in the other .shoo.
His feelings overcame him ; lie fell upon
his knees, looked to heaven and uttered
aloud a fervent th anksgiving, in which ho
thanked a kind Providence for sending
somo unknown hand to save from perish
ing his sick and helpless wife and children
without bread. Do you wonder that tho
young man stood in his hiding place deep
ly affected, and his 03-03 filled with tears?
Youug friends, and you Miss "Sly Boots,"
when you want to enjoy fun, real pleasure
at witnessing the perplexity of others, seo
if you cannot in some way imitate the stu
dent. Such tricks aro worth performing.
Not Good Law. The New York
Courts, by a decision just rendered, hold
that the " conditions" printed on the free
passes issued to cattle drovors are a suffi
cient defence to any claim for damages
arising from any causo whatsoever. Tho
suit was brought against the Hudson lliver
Ilailroad. According to this ruling of the
New York Courts, if a railroad company
carry a man for nothing, it has a right to
main or kill him, without being liable. It
has been decided in ono of the Courts of
this State, that a railroad company was
bound to carry an individual safely, even
f it does carry him free, and this is com
mon sense, and ought to be good law.
Those who travel upon freo passes are sup
posed to reeeivo such passes for an equiv
alent of some kind.
07 The following " fishy," yet proba
bly truo despatch was received from
llavro de Grace on Monday of last week:
" The fishermen aro now in the midst of
fish harvest. Tho Chesapeako Bay is
perfectly alive with shad and herring.
Tho herring aro coming up in immonse
numbers, and the fishermen aro making
fortuues. Bond is said to havo caught
from 1200 to 1600 barrels of herring at
ono haul. Osboumc, at tho Battery,
caught 1000 barrels at ono haul, and
everybody is catching from U00 to 800
barrels per day. This run of herring is
said to bo tho largest for thirty years."
A FnuiTFUi. Littl House-wife.
Mrs. Johu Howes, of Wethersficld, Conn,,
is a remarkablo woman ! Sho weighs on
ly eighty pounds, and recently presented
her husband with throo sons at ono birth.
She is an well as can be expected.
It may be, that during a sermon two
men aro listening to tho same truth ; ono
of them hears as attentively as tho other
and remembers as much of it ; tho other
is melted to tears or moved with solemn
thoughts ; but tho 0110 though equally at
tentive, sees nothing in tho sermon, except
may bo, certain important truths well set
forth ; as for iho other, his heart within
him and his soul is melted. Ask mo how
it is that tho same truth has an effect upon
the one, and not upon his fellow : I reply
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ol:cau5U luu i P' ot tno living
God goes with the truth to ono heart and
ot to the other. The ouo only feels tho
forco f trutL' aml thl,t be stroDS
'gl to make Inn. tremble, liko Felix;
but tho other feels tUo Spirit going with
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that gracious conditi m which is called tho
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tato ot salvation. This chanco takes
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place instantaneously. It is as miracu-
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lous u change as any nuiaclo of which w
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rcad ln Scripture. It is supremely supcr-
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natural. It may be mimicked, but 110 im-
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itatiou of it can be truo and real. Men
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Iliay pretend to be regenerated without tho
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fapint, but regenerated they cannot bo.
It is a change so marvellous thattho high-
cst attempts of man can never reach it.
Wc mllJ' reason a3 loDS a wc please, but
calmot lcason ourselves into regencra-
t!ou wo way meditate till our hairs aro
grey with study ; but wo cannot meditate
ourselves into the now birth. That is word
ed iu us by the sovereign will of God a
loue. Il' God bo really worthy of worship,
and you really think so, I demand that
you either follow him, or clso deny that ho
is God at all. Now, professor, if thou
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nurl nnftnwf. flit- f.icf in I lli.nt T
of thee to follow out the gospel, not merely
because it will be to thy advantago, but
because the gospel is divine. If thou ma.
kest a profession of being a child of God,
if thou art a believer, and thiukest and
bclievest rclgioii is the best, tho sorvico of
God the most desirable, I do not come to,
plead with thee becauso of any advantago
thou wouldst get by being holy; it is on
this ground that I put it, that tho Lord is
God ; and if he bu God, it is thy business
to serve him. If his gopel bo true, and
thou bclievest it to be true, it is thy duty
to carry it out. If thou sayest, Christ is
not tho Son of God, carry out thy Jewish
or thy infidel convictions, and tee whether
it will end well. If thou dost not believe
Christ to bo the Son of God, if thou art a
Mahometan, bo consistent, carry out thy
Mahometan convictions, and see whetberit
will cud well. But, take heed, take heed !
If however, thou sayest God is God, and
Christ the Saviour, and tho gospel true ;
I demand of thee, only on this account,
that thou carry it out.
Maiik Antony yoked two lions to his
chariot; but there are two lions no man
ever yoked together yet -tho lion of tho
tribe of Judah, and the, lion of tho pit.
Thcso can never go together. Two opin
ions you may hold in polities, pcrhaps,but
then you will bo despised by everybody,
unless you are of one opinion or tho other
and act as independent man. But two
opinions in the matter of soul-rcligiou you
cannot hold, IfGodboGod, servo him
and do it thoroughly ; but if this world be
God, servo it, and mako no protcssion ol
religion. If you aro a worldlmg, and
think tho things of tho world the best,
serve them; devote yourself to them, do
not bo kept back by conscience, and ruu
into sin. But remember, if the Lord 1 c
your God, you cauuot havo Baal too; you
must have one thing or else tho other,
No man can serve two Jaiers." If
God bu served, he will bo a master; and
if tho devil bo served, he will not be
long before he will bo a master ; and "yo
counot serve two tnasttrs." Oh 1 bo wise,
and think not that the two can bo mingled
Look back on the paths of your pilgrim-
ago, home ot you can couut as many
Ebcnezers as thero are milestones lrom
here to York ; Ebcnezers piled up, with
oil poured on tho top of them; places
where you have said, "Hithurto tho Lord
hath helped mo." Look through the pa
ges of your diary, and you will seo timo
after time, when your perils and exigen
cies wero uch as no earthly skill could
relieve, and you felt constrained towitness
what others among you havo never lelt
you felt that thero is a God, that thero U
a Providence "a God, who compasscth
your path," and "is acquainted with all
your wyu "