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BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA-, SATURDAY, JULY 28, I860.
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fcnMt bfiifftth the oliva ihaile.
' jSOf OeUiimii,
I'ifcrill every treiiiMlnit lunrl. t cricit.
t ESHapr.iy, hi r)' fortbicr'
1 iaw tin!" nhn in Tilnr'a hall,
AVhil-l acotr-'ra gr.npcl nronna,
nd thy tI brow by linplotu ban !a
JVithTlnll'J thorna crowncil.
I follnwM ttl?e till thon ilnlit faint.
llenonth tho ahnim fiilload,
Anl fill tint I ImJ cniurj tby .ham",
lnraruatu son of (Jod I
1 follnwpil th'" on rnhar)1!! tfcp,
f.wl har.l that iloli-fnl cry
VVlllch ahiiok thi furth," KM, Ml.
I followe l tiirr till nr thicro."
My lirokrn .pirit rtoo-l,
.Tfill from thy ham!., thy fir t, thy M,
6ututh.il tb piiri'lo llool.
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'jllitnj palMiki- r Iby Krav ,
Till rnl''l rock, nm! prrmtrat mou
Vroclaiiticiltliy power to .at '.
T wtrln I fr th.'Cli)! Ihoa iU fU
AnJ tn-w w Itli .tsrs lif nur row path
T cuittc m1 to ihy h'm.
Tralrle Coltag, M.irhm, Inwn.
.THE WAV TO KEKF HIM.
" Out again to-night?" said Mrs. Hayes
fretfully, ns her hufbaiul rose from the ten
t.tiln ',.! iln.inml liia o-rnnl eont.
Onrcrp I ' i r3.rr
mfrc- . iff
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" .1 shallho in early, have a light left for me
V. in thViibrary. Cool night." And tvilh
". a careless nod William Hayes left the
" Always tho way," murmured Lizzie
naves. sinkiiiL' back unon tho sofa. "Out
everyitiight I don't believo ho cares ouo
bit about nio now, and we've only bee n
' . married about two years. No man has a
k more orderly house, I am not abit extrav
agant, and yet I d.on't believo ho loves nio
anv moro. Cm ucar, wliy is u ; i. wasn t
rich, ho didn't marry mo for monoy, and
ha must have loved mo then why does
ho troat mo with so much neglect ?" and
with her mind filled with such fretful quer
ies, Lizzie Hayes fell asleep upon tho sofa.
Let mo paint her picturo as sho lay
there. 'Sho was a blondo, with a small
graceful figuro and a pretty face. The,
hair, which showed by its rich waves ils
natural-" tendency to curl, was brushed
emoolhly back and gathered into a rich
Inot at tho bad; ; 'it was suih a bother to
curl it she said ; her cheeks wero palo and
the whole face woro a discontented expres
sion. Her dress was a neat chintz wrap,
per, but sho wore neither collar nor sleeves
"what'" tn0 u3 dresslnS UP Jut for
Lizzie. slept souudly for two hours and
then awoko suddenly, Sho sat up, glano
d at the clock, and sighed dreaily at tho
prospect of the long interval to bo spout
along .before bed time.
Tho library was jujt oyer the room iu
which sho sat, and down tho furnaoo iluo,
througlittho registers, a voico camo to the
young wife's cars ; it was her husband's.
" Well, Mooro, what's a man to do I I
was disappointed and I must have pleasure
somewhere. Who would have fancied that
Lizzie Jarvis, so pretty, sprightly, and
loving, could havo changed to tho fretful
dowdy.sho is now ? Who wants to stay at
home-to hear his wifo whining all the eve
ning about her troublesomo servants, and
her h'eadacho and all sorts of bothers I
Bhe got. tho, knack of that drawling whino
19 pat, that pou my life, I don't bvlicve she
.m pik piaiitrily."
Lizzio sat as if stunned. Was this true t between them, filled up another hoar picas
She lokcd into tho glass. If not dowdy, nntly.
her customo was certainly not suitablo for
an evening, even if it was an evening nt
homo with only William to admire. Sho
areso and went softly to her own room with
bitter, sorrowful thoughts, and a firm reso-
luuumo win DacK nor nusuamrs Heart,
ond then, fiia'lovo reigned, to keep it.
The next morning William c.mio into
tho breakfast room with hii usual careless
manner, but a bright smilo c.uno to his
lips as he saw Lizzie. A pretty chintz
Willi a pretty collar ana sleeves of snowy
'muslin, and a wreath of soft, full curls,
i had really mctamorphoised her ; whilo (ho
t blush her liusband's admiring glance call
ed up to her cheek did not detract from
her beauty. At first William thought
thcro MU'it bo a guest, but glancing ho
' fcruml they were alone.
" Oomo, William, your colTcu will bo
j stonocold," uaid Lizzie, in a cheery, and
j pleasant voice,
. " Ct mut be cool till you sweeten my
j breakfast with a kisi," said her husband,
crossing tha room to her side ; and Lizzio's
heai t bounded ns she recognized tho old
liver's tines and manners.
Not one fretful speech, not one complaint
fell upon William's ear through tho meal.
jllio newspaper, his luual solace during
that hour, lay untouched, us Lizzie chatted
wily upon every p'oasant stibjeitsho could
I .l.l.tl- nl" n'nlM.M,,,. 1... l.ta nMnlrln.1 1... .
Villus V, iiuiiiiiii till Jjl illlllUM IlllLiU'l
aim' cordial mam cr.
" You will be homo to dinner?" sho
said as ho went out.
"Can't to day, J.izzie, I hate busitfcs
out of town, but I II li tiomo early to tea.
Have something sub.'tai-.ti.li. for I don't
ifxpect to tline. (Jood bye,"' and tho s'!uil- , of "'-'" ald consequently pay moro or
Jing look, warm kiss ami lively wlu-tle ,la"s io 1,113 H gatherers. Fay more or
'was a marked coulr.nt to his carelcsi, , luts wu bliy '"cause thuro is a groat t a
' lounging gait of the evening protious. I !'' 1,10 "mount as in tho kind
" I am in the right path, ' s.tid Lizzie in ! of loU tstwtc'1 at ih"c Jircnt stopping
' . whisper. ''Oh whit a fjol I have been Ve.
! for the last two years ! A 'fretful dowdy!' j l'Mo ani1 fashion tuke heavy tolls of the
I William, you shall never say that again. '
I Liz..ie lot ud her hu-bjtid with a rial
j wifely devotion, mid her lip would quiver
, ,n she thought of her husband's conlldciiRj
, to his friend .Mooru j but like a brave lil
I tlo woman sho ctifled back the bitter feci-
ing, and hipped off to perfect her plain.
The grand piano, tilent for month-), was
opened ami the linen cotcrs taken from tho
furniture, Lizzie thinking " Ho shan't
find any parlors more attractive than his
own, I am determined.
Tea time camo, and William came with
it. A little figure in a taly, bright silk
dress, smooth curls, and oh, such a lovely
lili.rl, ol.inil rooilv In icnli'.ilnn WIl-
:umo" " J " . ,
I ' L'a'e Ml tea tl'B Pa3'ci1 al
, mornmS n.cal had done.
j After tea, there was no move, as u-ual,
' toward tho hat rack. Wil.iam stood up
be.Mile the table, l'ngcring chatting, till
Lizzio aUo arose, alio lead mm
light, warm parlors, in their pretty glow
of tasteful arrangement, and drew' him
down besido her on the sofa. Ho felt as
if ho was courting over again as ho watched
her fingers busy with somo fancy needlo
work, and listened to tho cheerful voicj
j which ho had loved so well two years be
" What aro you making, Lizzie ?''
" A pair of slippers. Don't you remem
ber how much you admired tho pair I work
ed for you, oh I over so long?"
" I remember : black velvet with flow
ers on them. I used to put my feet on tho
fender, and dream of bluo eyes and bright
curls, and wish time would uiovo faster to
tho day when I could bring my bounie
wco wifo home, to make "music in my
Lizzio's fao saddened for a moment, as
sho thought of tho last two years and how
littlo mu-io sho had mado for his loving
heart, gradually weaning it from its allegi
ance ; then sho said ;
" I wonder if you like music as inueh as
you did theu?"
" Of course I do. I often go in at Miss j
Smith's for nothing clso than to hear tho j
" I can play and sing better than Miss
Smith," said Lizzie, half pouting.
" But you always Bay you aro out of
practico when I ask you."
" 1 had tho piano tuned this morning.
Now open it and wo will scohowit sounds.'"
William obeyed joyfully, aud tossing
asido her sowing, Lizzie took tho piano
stool, Sho had a sweet voice, not power
ful, but most musical, and was a very fair
performer on tho piano.
" Oh 'yes, I know you dislike opera mu
sic in a parlor."
One song after another, with a nocturne
or lively initrumnl pitce occasionally,
Tho littlo mantle clock struck cloven !
" Eleven 1 I thought it was about nine.
J I ought to apologise, Lizzie, as I used to
' do for staying so lone: and I can trulv
say as I did then, that tho tiino has passed
so pleasantly I can scarcely believe it is so
Tho piano was closed, Lizzie's work put
in tha basket, and William was ready to
' go up stairs ; but glancing back ho saw bis
j littlo wife near tho firo place, her hands
clasped, her head lent and largo toars fall-
ing from her eyes.
He was besido her in
" Lizzie, darling, are you ill I What is
" Oh 1 William, I havobeen such a bad
wife. I heard you tell Mr. Moore, last
evening, how I lud disappointed you : but
I will try to make your homo pleasant, in
deed I will, if you will only forgive and
Love you ! oh, Lizzie, you cannot guess
how dearly I lovo you !"
As tho littlo wife lay down that night
she thought :
" I have won him back again 1 Bettor
than that, I have learned tho way to keep
THE TOLL-GATE Ol' LIFE.
Wo are all on our journey. Tho world
' tlirLlII?l W llloll K'nOVil n.a.in..
O " v' j'S7lll l. Ill MJU1U
I respect like a turnpike all along where
vice and folly have erected toll-gates for
, (lla accommodation of those who choose to
c:l11 they go and there arc very fewol
1,11 bo.-ts of travelers who do not oeea
tonally stop a littlo at some one or othvr
, lirse many a man Has become a beggar
hy paying at their gates thu ordinary
rates they charge are heavy, and tho road
that way is none of the best.
Floasure offers a very smooth, delightful
road in the ou'set j sho tempts the traveler
with many fair promises, aud wins thous
amis - but she takes without mercy ; like
'an artful robber, sho allures till she gets
her tittim in her power, and then strips
him of wealth and money, and turns him
j off a miserable object, into the tvor.-t of
our most rugged roads of life.
Intcmpcranco plays tho part of a sturdy
villain. Hu is the very worst toll-gatherer
on tho road, for ho not only gets from hi
customers their money and their heii'th,
! but ho robs thorn of their very brains.
The man you meet on tho road, rugged
and ruined in fame and fortune are his
And so wo might go on enumerating
many ouiers iu.ii gamer ion or tne unwary.
Accidents fomctiii.es happen it is true,
along the road, but those tsho do not get
through at least tolerably well, you may
sure have been stoppim; uy tho way at
some of these places. Tha plain common-
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sjiimj men, wuo travel siraign'iorwaru,gci
through tho journey without much difli-'
It. I 1 at . 1 1 ll . f. 1
i 1,1s being 11.0 state 01 in.ngs, u oecomes
every one, 111 1110 outlet, 11 tie iniemis 10
make a coinfortablo journey, to tako c.iro
wh it kind of company ho keeps in with.
We aro all apt to do as companions do-i
stop where they stop, and pay toll where I
they pay. Then chances aro ten to ono
but our choico in this particulaa decides
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Hating paid duo respect to a choico of
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companions, the next important thing is to
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ob.-crve how others mauago j to mark tho
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good or (vil that is produced by every
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course of lite see how those do who man-
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ago well; by these means you learn.
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the man. Aud they require long and
careful culture, cro they grow up to to a
second natute. Good habits we speak of.
B id habits ara moro easily acquired they
aro spontaneous weeds, that flourish rapid,
ly and rankly, without caro or culture.
A Cukcumo Remedy: P. H. Perry
of Collins' Centre, N. Y., writes as fol
" A gentleman lately informed mo that
ho had raised a good crop of plums simply
by spreading a heavy coat of fresh horse
manuro on tho ground under his trees.
He said it entirely prevented tho ravages
of tho curculio, when on their account ho
had not been ablo to gather a crop of
pluui3 for years beforo
t3r What ocoupatio is the sun t Why
a tanntr, to be surs.
ROMANCE OF A POOR YOUNG MAN
It is str.ango what wonders may bo ac
complished, by industry and perseverance,
in a few short years. A few years ago
Tompkins was at homo with tho "old
man,''agriculturnlly engaged mtho Spring
Summer and Fall, and walking a milo to
school in tho Winter. At that timo ho
worn thick cow hide boots, bis hair was
long, ragged and yellow, and his clothes
woro vulgar homespun. Ho had heard of
the city, and now and then had a golden
dream about it, but had never visited it,
but had never scon any of its luxuries and
refinements, savo on ono Sunday, when a
party of high-toned young drunkards from
town raced past his fathers door
Having frequently read that the citv
"gets all its smart men from the country.''
Tomkins obtained the old man's consent
to go thither. Ho went, and during tho
first year of his residence in town ho pur
sued various avocations of menial charae -
ter. But ho kent steadily onward, and at
length roceived a thirdrata clerkship in n
An agreeable chango now took place in
Tompkins' pcn-onal appearance. He woro
checkered pantaloons, and there wassome
thing almost supornaturally elegant about
his luektie. By herculean efforts and
consiatra'D'c sil ha jn.ide his fcsir "roll
under" behind and "frizzle up" before.
Standing before tho glass ho would won
der if tho old man and neighbors would
know him now. Ho mado new acquain-.
tmccs fast. Ho lorgot his old friends,
Bill Jones, tho Hobbs boys, tho Browns,
and the other boys of the neighborhood.
He had forgot all the sweet things he had
said and all tho promises ho 'had made to
Sarah Jane, out there in tho Peasley
woods, which joined the old mans farm.
But was ever so much better, ho got ac
quainted with the gay and brilliant blades
who were identified, as ho was, with the
retail trade. HeaNo got acquainted with
the Miss Batkinscs, thu Miss Flipkinses,
tho Miss Murkinse, Ike.
He was gay, was Tompkins. Ho mas
tcred billiards, ho drove livery horses at a
fuiious rate in tho suburbs, and he got gen
teelly drunk every Saturday night. Ho
know the names of all tho fancy drinks, of
all tho swift horses and tho swifter women;
and ho chuckled to think how very much
more ho knew than those low fellows out
there in the old man s neighborhood.
He read the titles of many books, but
never looked beyond them. These titles
he would gaze at very profoundly in Old
Batkim' parlor while waiting for the
young ladies, who were going out with him
to dress. But to hii credit be it said
he lead tho Eastern "literary" papers,
and much good they mutt have dono him.
Ho was subjected to a great trial one
day last summer.
A solitary horseman stopped in front of
Biggs, Jiggs & Co's ; an wanted to know
,i;f uij Jccm3 workc(, t,lcro
Tll!lt solitary horseman was old Tomp
kin, T,M ,10 foa for was tho
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been writing about. Now, old Tompkins
was quite a man at homo. Tho neighbors
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in iaei, riiiner luuuvu ul. w ... uu.,j....o.
... . . . .. . . n,.l.aUlnin t0 como un
I to the city on that infernal old maro, iu
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ovcrlaitl oU swallo,v uiIea ooat)
and that old hat and abovo all thoso scan-,
dalous home-mado pantaloons, was actual
I.. v;.liH"i,l. Sn .Tamps tlioiifrlit. But ho
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old fellow homo to his boarding-houso,
1 whero ho mado such awkward mistakes
il.nt Alt'roil .Tinlcins and Miss Larkius
came very near choking themselves laugh.
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iii atliim. James was right glad when
tho "old cuss" went home,
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I Tomkins crows moro and more elegant
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every day. The neighbors certainly
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' would not know mm now. Ilia appear-
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1 anco is perfectly splendid.
i Mnlir llintl.- rtp it I I. of llirt nrtfii- onil nn.
ciuth young men in tho country especially
think of it! When James Tompkins first
came to the city ho was awkward and pen
niless. Now look at him I Gazo on tho
illustrious young man. Ho dresses beau
tifully, can bow charmingly, cau talk ex
quisitely for hours about nothing, and
owes about every tailor, shoemaker, bil
liard. marker, and livery stable keeper in
It can thus bo seen what a poor young
man from tho country can do in tho
city if ho chooses, and how many of them
do it I
But tho Romanco of a Poor Young Man
docs not always cud here. We wish it did.
A crash a pillaged money-drawer
flight of Tomkins his capturo by tho pou
Uee -trial- .conwtion-.pcnitenhary-.
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neighbors. CUvtknd plain Dealer.
INTERESTING TO HOUSEWIVES.
Tho tlousckapsr's Friend, has tho fol
As a general rulo, it is tho most econ
omical to buy tho best articles, Tho prieo
is, of courso, always higher y but good
articles spend best. It is a sacrifico of
money to buy poor cheese, lard, &c, to
y nothing of tho injurious effect upon
Of tho West India sugarand.moUsscs,
tho Sauta Cruz and Porto Rico sugar aro
considered tho best. Tho Havana is sel
dom clean. Whito sugar from Brazil is
sometimes very good.
Refined sugar usually contains most of
tho saccharine substance ; thero is proba-
1 D'j" Inoro economy in using loaf, crushed
and granulated sugars, than wo should
Butter that is ron.de in September and
i October is tho best for Winter use. Lard
! should bo hard and whito, and that which
' is takeu from a hog not over a year old is
Rich clieczo feels softer under tho pres
sure of tho finger. That which is very
strong is neither very good nor healthy.
To keep one that is cut, tie it up in abag
that will not admit flics, and hang it in a
cool, dry place. If mould appears on it,
wipe it oft' with a dry cloth.
Flour ah., meal of all kinds should bo
kept in a cool dry place.
Tho best rico is large, aud has a clear
fresh look. Old rice sometimes has littlo
black insects inside the kernels.
The small whito sago, called tho pearl
Sago, is the best. Tho large brown kind
has an earthy taste. This article and
tapioca, ground rice, should bo kept cov
ered. To select nutmegs, prick them with a
pin. It' they arc good, tho oil will instant
ly spread around tho puncture.
Keep coti'ee by itsell, as tho odor effects
other articles. Keep teajn a close chest
Oranges and lemons keep best wrapped
close iii solt paper aud laid in a drawer
The cracked cocoa is best j but that
which is put up in pound papers is often
Sott soap should be kept iu a dry place
in tho cclur, aud not bu used until three
To thaw frozen potatoes, put them into
To thaw frozen apples, put them in cold
water ; neither will keep after being fro
zen. PRECIOUS FRAGMENTS.
" What God Hatii Phepaukd."
Oh, blessed condition I to havo rest on
every side, fullness of grace, perfeeiion of
peace, to bo free from all fears, to bo
lodged in tho bosom and locked in tho
cmbraco of God to eternity, to bo in the
haven, in our Father's house 1 0 my soul,
it is a heaven to hope it ! what then is it
to have it 1
The Morm.no or Joy. Blessed aro
those tears which so merciful a hand wi
pes off. There's no wilderness but shall
end in Canaan, no water but shall bo
turned into wine, no lion's carcass but
shall bo a hive of honey. O fainting soul,
tru't in this mercy. Oh, beg that sinco
thcro is an infinite fullness iu tho gift, aud
a frceness in the Giver, thcro bo a joyful
trust in tho receiver.
Evk.n so, Come. Tho soul of the be
liever is never gotten near enough till it
JO 111 lliu Uliua,
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in tho bosom of Jesus.
Tt en..!, not Cat lVter of his tabernacles,)
" Lord, let there bo ono for mo and ano-
H.nr f,.r tlieo but. " Let us both bo to-1
gothcr in one." It is ever night with one
who loves Christ, till tho sun of his pres
ence bo arising.
" The Munitions ov Rocks." Bo
thou, 0 Lord, within mo, to strengthen
me: without me, to watch mo; over mo,
to cover me ; under mo, to hold mo up ;
before mo, to lead mo; behiud mo, to i bridgo philosophers undertook, for a sci
bnng mo back ; round about mo, to keep t cntitio object, to penetrato into tho depths
off mino enemies on every side. j of a Cornish mine, Professor Farady,
Ouh Sakiiatiis. Through tho week I who mado ono of tho number, used tore
wo go down into tho valleys of caro and infiu'to 6sto following start,
shadow. Our Sabbaths should bo hills of . ling 'WiieDt of his visit :
light and joy in God's prcteuco ; and so, " ''' u ord,ny ma""cr'
as timo rolls by, wo shall go from moun- , in a l"ct, an1 w"h a "lllicr a filIow
tain-top to mouutain-top, till at last wo passenger, ho perceived, as ho tho t, cer
catch tho nlorv of the eate. and enter in tw unmistakable symptoms of frailty in
to go no moro out forever.
1ST A country parson was addicted to
using tne phrase, "i natter myseii, in-
stead oflbcliove." Havinc occasion to
congregation, during a revival,
To "flattered hlmfelf that mofe than one
L.ir-riKAM .m.1A t. inmMarl
, half of them would be daransd.
A Reminiscence During tho admin
istration of President Jackson there was a
singular young gentleman employed in tho
public serviea at Washington. His name
was 0. he was from Tennessee, tho son of
a widow a neighbor of tho President, on
which account tho old hero had a feolling
for him, and always got him out of his
difficulties with some of the higher officials
to whom his singular interferences wero
Among other things it is said of him,
that whilo ho was employed in tho geno
ral Post-Office, on ono occasion ho had to
copy a letter of Major H., a high ofiiccr,in
answer to an application mado by an old
gentleman of Virginia or Pennsylvania,
for tho establishment of a now Post-office.
Tho writer of the letter often used classi
cal languago ; in this letter ho said this
application could not bo granted, in conse
quence of tho applicant's "proximity" to
another office. When the letter came to
G's hands to copy, being a great tickler
of plainness, ho altered "proximity'' to
"nearness to." Major n. observed it and
asked G why he altered his letter ? Why
replied G., because I don.t think tho man
would understand what you meant by
proximity. Well, said Major II., try him
put iu tho word "proximity" again. In a
few days a letter was received trom tho
applicant, in which ho indignantly said :
That his father had fought for liberty in
the first una hs Jumself in tho second war
of iudcpendcnce,and ho would'iikc t? have
the name of tho scoundrel who brought
the chargo of proximity or anything elso
wrong, against him ? "Thcro," said G.,
did I not say so? G. carried his improve
ment so far that at last Mr. Barry, tho
Postmaster GeneraLsaid to him : "I don't
want you hero any longer, you knotv too '
much." Mr. G. went out but his old I
friend, the General, again got him into
another place. This time G's ideas un
derwent a change. Ho was ono day very
busy writing, when a stranger called in,
asked him where tho Patent Office was.
'I don't know," said G. Can you tell mo
where the Treasury Department is?'1 said
the stranger. "No." said G. "Nor tho
President's House?" No. Tho stranger
finally asked him if ho tnew whero tho
capitol was. ,lNo,'' replied G. "Do you
live in Washington, sir?" said tho stran
ger, "Yes sir," sad G. "Good Lord 1 and
don't know where tho Patent Officcfroas
ury, President's Houso and Capitol aro?"
"Stranger," said G. "I was turned ont of
office for knowing tco much. I don t
mean to offend in that way again. I am
paid for keeping this book. I believe I do
know that much ; but if you find mo
knowing anything moro you it ay tako my
head." "Good morning." said the stran
ger. LET THE CHILDREN SLEEP.
Wo earnestly adviso that all who think
a great deal, who have infirm health, who
aro in trouble, or who havo to work hard,
to tako all the sleep they can get without
We caution parents, particularly, not to
allow their children to bo wakod up of
mornings let nature wako them up, sho
will not do it permaturcly ; but have a
caro that they go to bed at an early hour;
let it bo earlier and earlier, until it is
found that they wako upthemselrcs in full
titno to dress for breakfast. Iteing waked
up early, and allowod to engage in difficult
or any studies lat, aud just beforo rctiiing
has given many a beautiful and promising
child the brain fevor, or determined ordi
nary ailments to tho production of water
I n bo brain
Let parents make every poisiblo effort
to have their children go to sleep in a
pleasant humor. Never scold or give lec
tures, or iu any way wound a child's feel
ings as it goes to bed. Let all banish
buincss and every worldly care nt bedtime
and let sleep come to a mind at poaco with
God and all tho world.
j" Some years ago, a party of Cam
J "How often do you chango your ropes,
! my cood man I ' ho innuired, when about
half-way from tho bottom of tha awful
J "Wo chaDgo them every threo months,
sir," replied tho man in the bucket; "and
, we'shal ebango this to-morrow, if we get
i Fromlba tV.ittri ChrMlan Adocw
OLOSE OF TIME.
r rucHEi uooDMixjir.
Tho Lord nho made tho bcaveot and tart)
Now aendi hdatijcl down,
With aloud trnmpct in hla hand,
To apeak creation'! doom. ,
Uo ictthla right foot on th' lea.
Ilia left upon the ahore.
And atreara by til pi who made all worldf
That "time ihal'l be no moro I"
Ilia trump-t wakiiiln alumberin(deid
That aleep beneath tho (round,
tVMIe marble tombt glte up their dead
At dreaitul trumpct'e found.
The een thafe burled million! too.
Up-rotla them to the ahore
Ileraelf affrighted, baitea airay.
And ahall be found no more.
Tha world, with one loud btait le fon
In ITamea she pnaaed away 1
And to f new heaven! and cartb appear
Re eden'd bright ai day I
Behnjd, the dead both email and great
Beforo tho Judge appear I
At God'e right hand itnnd! mghteouaneaa,
"Come, my beloved t" to hear,
Ilia llrlde he gem! with itarry erowni.
And makoa her robea complete
On harp1 of gold tlngi paalmi of love.
And walka the pearly itrecte.
But at Hii left jtnmli Man of Bin,
tVilh dread and borror inlx'd,
While thunder-toned the Judge pot(i(mi,'
' Depart I your doom la fixed:
"RIGHT FROM HEAVEN.,
Ifl-2 msSMblocottago at tjir-Bottom of
a hill, two children wertrfiovering over a
smouldering fire: A tempest raged with,
out, a fearful tempest, against which man
and beast wero alike powerless.
A poor old miser, much poorer than
lhese 3U'C"ng children, though ho had
ll0aP3 of money at homo, drew his raggod
cloak about him as he crouched down at
tho miserable door. Ho dared noi cntef
for fear they would ask pay for shelter,
and he could not move for the storm.
"I am hungry, Nettie."
"So am I; I havo hunted for a potato
paring and can't find any."
"What an awful storm I"
"Yes; tho old tree has blown down.
I guess God took oaro that it didn t fall on
thu house. Seo if would certainly have kill-
i cd us."
"If he could do that could n t h'o send
us bread ?"
".I guess so ; let's pray 'Our Father,'
and when wo coma to that part, stop till
wo get somo bread."
So' they began', arid tho miser, crouch
ing and shivering, listened. When they
paused, expecting in their childish faith to
see soma miraculous manifestation, a hu
man feeling stole into his heart; sent somo
angel to soften it. He had bought a loaf
at the village, thinking it would last him a
great many days ; but tho silence of tho
two little children spoke louder to him than
the voico of many waters. Ho opened tho
door softly, throw in the loaf, and listened
to the wild eager cry of delight that camo
from the half-famished littlo ones.
"It dropped right from heaven, didn't
it ?" questioned tho younger.
"Yes; I mean to lovo God forever for
giving us bread because we asked him."
"We'll ask him every day, won't wo ?
why, I never thought God was so good,
"Yes, I always thought so, but I never
quite new it beforo.''
"Let's ask him to glvo father work to
do all tho timo, so wo need never bo hung
ry again. He'll do it, I m sure."
The storm passed ; tho misor went home.
A littlo flower had sprung up in his heart
it was no longer barren. In a few weeks
ho died, but not beforo ho had given tho
cottago, which was his, to ths poor labor
ing man. And tho little children ever felt
a sweet and solemn emotion when in their
matinal devotion they camo to those trust
ful words. "Give us this day our daily
LOSS AND GAIN.
Dr. Payson, in his dying hours, taid ho
could havo saved himself much troublo in
life if ho had only believed that tho Sa
viour's presence was enough to fill him
with joy, if all tho earthly comforts wero
taken away. Io found it so in sickness,
but could not quite bcliove iu health. A
poor simple man, with none of Pajson's-
imagination or fancy, once said in a dmi
lar spirit, with h'u dying words : ltI havo
lost all my property ; I havo lost all my
relatives , my last son is dead. I havo
lost my hearing and my eyesight ; I am
all alono, old aud poor-, but it makes uo
difference Christ never grows old Chriit
never is poor ; Christ nover dios and
Chrie't nevtr will forsake ine."