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A OKNUINK POJ3M.
-Uj'hc annexed stirring old pociu,says (he
afawe Journal has the ring of tho true
ISKl) and is a applicable now as when it
Swas written for tho philosophy is sound,
janutncrcloro, universal !
i W'0 na" J'"'sc a man from unnncra I
Who shall know him hv his ilrsa f
r.tupcm may he tit Tor princes,
E rrmci'ii fit for notucthing If.
pCrumplcd hlrl and dirty jacket,
Mav hilothf the eolden ore
Lof th? deepest thoughts and fjetings
! Satin tests could A no more.
There are ppringi of crystal ace tar
Ki rr w, 1 1 in rt mil nf atnlii ;
... - -
5 Hidden crushed andovergnmn
'.'ilwGn,! who rounln hy soul, not tlr-iic;,
i I.nve and projjr and me,
&Vhilc he a'ues themes the highlit
i JJut us pebble in the Bca.
Z.Man, upraised above his follow it
Oft forget hit fellow then ;
EMasteM-rnler-lords, reniemher !
That oitr meanest hindu are mini I
'Men by l.ilior, men by feeling.
Men hy thought and men tiy fame,
IT rimming equal right to sunshine
In a man' ennobling nam.
Th rc are little weud clod illls, i
lThre arc feeble inch high pnpliiigH,
There are cedcti on the hills ;
CJoil uho counts ly ouln, not itatioue,
L Lo es and prosper ) ou and m ;
gfor to him all vain diatmctiong I
.1re at pcbhles on the sea.
Toiling hands ln arhmldf rt ,
Of a nation's wcmUIi and fjim-;
IjTitted lazinei is pcnim-d, ;
' Ted and fattened on the name, !
)ythe uneat of other' forehead,
Ming only to. rejoice,
r.U'hite th) poor man's o'ttraged freedom
Vainly lifietlt up hi) voice.
KTrutii and justice are eternal, j
, Horn mthlovelinvsH and llulit;
Ifecr 't wrongs shall never prosper j
While there,!- a sunny njjht,
'J'Cod, tvlicn) worM-hcard oicc u hiujii j
floundbislovu to you and urn, !
Pinks oppression with itH titles,
pt. As the ptliblcs on the Fta.
AUNT HETTY ON MATRIMONY.
-V.lNow, girls' said Hetty, ''put down
jo'nr embroidery and worsted works ; do
Bsnictiiing Bcnsblc, and stop building air
moou it makes mo nick, it is perfectly
t'Iive ia a farce, matrimony U a hum-
b'ug husbands aro domcitio Napoleons,
ferbes,1 Alexanders, and sighing forbthor
hcart'i'to vomiucr after they are sure of
iThe honey-moon is as short lived as a
luci'fer match ; after that you may wear
'your wedding dress at the wash tub, and
'your husband won't know it.
""You may pick up your own pocket
handkerchief, help yourself to a chair, and
split your gown across the back reaching
over'tfie table to got a picco of butter,
while he is laying in his becakfast as if it
wero tfie last meal ho should cat in the
"When ho gets through ho will aid
your digestion while you are sipping your
first cupof cofTio, by inquiring what you'll
havo fordinncr, whether the cold lamb
was 'all ate yesterday, if the charcoal is all
out, andj,what you gavo.for the last green
ka ybubought, and where you got it.
"Then he gets up from tho table, lights
.his-cigar with the last evening's paper that
ybu'have not bad a chaucs to read, gives
two or three whilfs of smoko, sure to give
you the headache for tho afternoon, aud
just as his coat tail is vanishing through
th?door apologiics for not doing that cr.
randjfop'ou yesterday, he is so pressed
i "Hear of him at 11 o'clock taking ice
ereain with some ladies at Vinton's while
you are at home new lining his coat
ilecves. Children by the cars all day
can't get out to take the air, feel as dizzy
asa'fly in a drum, husband comes homo,
arughtnodsahowd'yodo, Fan boxes
little Charley s cars, stands little Fanny
iiTthoTcomcr. sits down in tho easiest
cTjairm the warmest corner, puts his feet
upover.fhc grato, shutting out all the tire
flite baby's Trifle pug nose grows blue
with tho cold ; ho reads tho newspaper all
to himself, solaces tho inner man with a
cup of tea, and just as your aro laboring
under tho hullunciation that he will ask
you to take a mouthful of fresh air with split and the following letter. It appears
him, ho puts on his dressing gown and Abo thought wo were tho editor of a Re
slippers and begins to reckon up his family ! publican paper, and gives us somo advie
expenses I as to how wo should proceed, requesting
"After 'this ho lays down on tho sofa, , us to 'piny the thing mighty fine.' Sene
and you keep time with your needle whilo i Advettiscr.
ho snores till nine o'clock.
"Next morning ask him to leave you a
little money : ho looks at you as if to bo
sure you are in your right mind, draws a
sigh long and strong enough to inrlato a
pair of bellows, and asks you what you
want to do with it, and if a half a dollar
won't do. '
"Gracious king ! as if these little shoes
and stockings, and petticoats could be had
for a half a dollar I
"Oh, girls I set your affections on poo
dles, cats parrots or lap dogs, but let mat
rimony alone. It is tho hardest way oh
earth of getting a living; you never know
when your work ii done up.
"Think of carrying nine or ten children
through tho mcascls, chicken pox, mumps,
rash and scarlet fever, some of them twice
over ; it makes my head ache to think of
"Oh, you may crimp and save, and
twist and turn and dig, delve, and econo
mize, and die, aud your husband will mar
ry again, and take what you have saved
to dress his second wife with, and she'll
take your portrait for a fire-board ; but
what's the use of talking!
"1 II warrant every one of you'll try it
the first chance you get ; there is a sort of
bewitchment about it somehow. I wih
one half tho woild warn't fool, and t'oth
er idiots, I do, oh, dear me 1"
TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES.
One of the most eminent Aniciicau di
vines, who lias for some time been com
pelled to forego the pleasure of reading,
has spent somo thousands of dollars in
vain, and lost years of time, in conse
quence of getting up several hours before
day and studying by artificial light. His
eyes will never get well.
.Multitudes of men and women have their euituro ot tlie limn trctumc am l say.
eyes weak for lite, the too free use of sight won't do to let this yor thing git out as
in reiding fine print and doing tine sewing 'he devil wood bo to pay if it did, and wo
In view of those things, it will be well to must P1"' 'uis yor 'hing mighty fine,
observe the following rules in the me of I 1 want J' toS " heavy on the jdeo
the eyes : that tho first silhblo of my last namo and
Avoid all sudden changes between light 'ho last silliblo of my first namo and
and darkness. the first and last silliblc of both my names
Never begin to read, writcjor tew, for makes 'Abo Linkum' its a mighty good
several minutes after coming from dark- joke and there arc a big lot of feupcrsti
ncs into a bright light. I tious ignurent laboring men in tho kuutry
Never read by twilight, or moonlight,
or on a very cloudy day.
Never read or sew directly in front of
tho light, or window, or door.
It is best to havo the light fall from n
bovo obliquely, over the left shoulder.
Never sleep so that, on tho first awaken
ing the eye shall open on tho light of a
1. - 1.. 1... 1- V.
-io not use mo cycsigiii. uy iignt so
scant that it requires an effort to disurim
inate. Tho moment you are iustinctivcly
urged to rub the eyes, that moment cease
If the eyelids aro glued together on wa
king up, do not forcibly open them ; but
apply the saliva with tho finger it is the
speediest dilutant in the world ; then wash
your eyes and face in warm water.
JIall's Journal of Health
A WORD TO ROYS.
Who is respected ! It is tho boy who
conducts himself well, who is honest, dili
gent, and obedient in all things. It is
the boy who is making an effort continu
ally to respect his father, and to obey him
in whatsoever he may direct to bo done.
It is tho boy who is kind to other boys,
who respects age, aud who never gets into
difficulties and quarrels with his compan
ions. It is tho boy who leaves uo effort
untried to improve himself in knowledgo
and wisdom every day j who is busy and
active m endeavoring to do good acts to
Show me a boy who obeys his parents,
who is dilligent, who has respect for age,
yrho always has a friendly disposition, and
vho applies himself diligently to get wis
iom and to do good to others, and if ha is
r.ot respected and beloved by everybody,
tken there is no such thing as truth la the
world. Romeinber this, boys, and you
wjll bo respected by others, and will grow
u and become useful men.
'xQT A young lady bays the reason sho
carries a parasol is, that the sun is of the
masculine gender, and she cannot withstand
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA-,
OLD ARE WRITES US A LETTER
AND SENDS US A STICK,
AVo received, per U. S. Express, Co.,
, on Saturday, ono of tho 'sticks, old Abo
Springfield 111 June 0 CO.
W. W. Armstrong,
Sir I send you this day by U. S. Ex
press Kumpnoy ono of them Rales which
have been pokin up such a roro throwout
all of these grato States minus sum 23
what don't vote our ticket. You kin rely
on this being tho 'rail article' as it wero
split by my individual self sum 40 years
since when i were flalboating down the
wabash river for this ockashun. I waut
you to go in aud git up atrcmendous ex.
citcmcnt over this yor d d stick as it am
the only plank in our black Republican
platform that takes at all and wo must bile
our eggs while tho water is hot or wo aro
goners sure as prcachin.
Horganize jcr wid-a-wakc & clubs rite
away & send down to Krlumbus to Follit
Fostre and Ko for docimcuts- I am in
snooks with follit Fostre and Ko. and
wo diwido the spiles or profets on tho doo
Them cr speaches that ar published a3
mino were all writ by Joe Slocum that
was sent to tho penitentiary sum time since
for boss slealin but were pardoned out by
our republican Ouvernor for my benefit.
I How do they take down in old Seneca Co
( Skaitcr urn around among tho igurent
farmers and mckonics profusely. Let me
kno if i shall send you any more rales as
we are over run with orders from obrod.
I am sorry to say i have bin sum what
horn swagglcd in this rail bizniz a d d
poor cuss down in obcrlin sent on to mo
for 10 dozzen which i forwarded to him
and paid tho charges myself as he writ me
had a nary a red. I hcv bin since inform
ed that the ole kuss cut cm all up for fire
would & wontc need any more would for
a right smart time to cum.
I think i am not mistaken in yore bcin
that will think it happened because wo
wero iororuaincu to uo cicctcu uon t yer
i- . i . . i .
sec. do in ou all these things cause tho
Lord k nows thcrcs nothing cleo to go in
on e end mo a copy of your wery waluable
paper once & a while now and then when i
git elected i won't leave you out in tho kold
I Kloso now and in tho words of tho
immortal big dutch poet i say 'Rulloy for
Tho County Splitter.
Re Manly. Never try to keep out of
any one's way when you are owing him
anything unless it is a thrashing. It is
bad enough in all conscience, to bo in debt,
but don't mako your condition worse by
growing moan under its pressure. When
you absolutely can't pay up at tho appoint
ed time, don t mako believe sick, don't
skulk about in any out of the way streets to
avoid meeting your creditor's, don't sneak
around tho first comer when you catch
sight of him before he has seen you. All
such conduct is uumanly. No doubt you
are adverse to stand face to faco with a
man to whom you aro a debtor it is mor
tifying, very, but it is only ono of the
natural consequences of borrowing ; and
as you have incurred the penalty, why
meet it like a man. Face your creditor,
let him know you neither forget tho debt,
nor underrate his patiouoo to you. Say
frankly, that you aro very sorry to keep
him so long out of his money, and that
you will pay up as fast and as soon as you
This is the only way to conduct your
self in the caso. Thuro is no respect duo
to men or women who, failing to bo able
to meet their payments at tho proper
timo, instead of going at once and explain
ing the reason why they fail, and do and
say all they can to assure their creditors
that they mean no dishonesty, just sneak
about carefully, anxious only to shun tho
creditor's sight. Re manly.
1ST Frofano languago is to conversation
what ten-inch spikes would be to veneering
splitting, shivering, and defacing it.
THE SAP-BOILERS DOOM.
E than Spike, of tho Portland Trans
cript has commenced in that paper a tale
which is about as scnsiblo aud true to na
ture and a groat deal funnier than
most of tho stories of tho Lodger stamp,
which aro now-a-days published. Wo
extract tho concluding chapter of the first
'An that a aosT?' Old Play.
Wo hev scd it was night. And once
for all, wo say agin
It was night.
In the fore room of tho widdcr Tuttlo's
house sot tho widdcr Tutllo's only darter,
To say that Scrcfccncr Tuttlo sich was
her name likewise her natur was a lov
ly gal, would bo bovcral rows of applc
trecs nway from meeting her case. Her
raven tresses were redder than her nose,
oncxpressiblo eyes, teeth grinders to
thcrsbein took aout probably ivory.
Add to theso tho form of a syrup, and you
hcv one of them gals kalkerlated to made
a man strike his father and kick his grand
mother, break tho ton commandment,
and pretty much everything else.
Leastwise so thought .Teems Pcrkings,
as he licit at her feet that cold, cold night.
'Fairest of tho fair sects,' implored tho
youth, 'hcer mo swarl'
She said sho would.
And bo sword.
'May I be whittled inter kindlin wood,'
swore Jccms, 'may I be used for ituffing
sarsiges, if I ever '
Hero tho strain caused by ncclin was
too much for Jccmcs onmcutionablcs gave
way. Jccms kerfluuiuxcd.
A dedly pallor surfuscd the classick
countenauco of the lovely Serefecner. '0
grashusl' she cried and then swooned.
And then Jeemes ho swooned too.
Then as if this had bin tho signal
thunder bcllcrcd, ligbtnin flashed, and
tho wind roared in tho gossamer tone of
an cxpirin treo-todo, 'this are tho lying
Even life once more returned to tho dy
ing youth. For a single moment he set on
tho hairth ; graceful as a Roman scniter a
foldin hh toggy did he gather his cote
tails round his trowsis sorrowfully did
ho gaze upon tho face of his beloved and
solemnly ho replied
'It kaint bo so it's too airly !'
Hardly had he sccsed spcekin or more
properly, tkascly bed ho dried up when
the door opened, and
The sequil to this thrilling tail 'The
Snp-Biler's Doom,' will bo wrote as soon
as tho gifted orthcr finds timo and idecs.
Note to the Ortltur. "Truth knocked
inter the middle ol next week will rise
again but error bunged kaint dew it.'
Wot Solomon said to Simon Magog
about tho Queen of Shcby, is just as truo
as now 'Truth ain't no stranger than
fickshun.' This ere sentiment is pekew
liurly pat to our thrillin story.
The lcadin incidents is all founded ou
fax, pcrticularly that about tho dredful
end of Onpossiblo Peaboy. To all doubt
crs, it is enough to say that the identical
hogpen whar he met his fate is still to be
En km ies. Havo you enemies? Go
straight on and mind them not. If they
block up your path, walk round them, and
do your duty regardless of their spite. A
man who lias got no enemies is seldom
good for anything he is made of that kind
of material which is so easily worked, that
every one has his hand in it. A sterling
character, ono who thinks for himself, and
speaks what he thinks, is always sure to
havo enemies. They aro necessary to him
ns fresh air ; they keep him alivo and ac
tive. A celebrated character, who was
surrounded with enemies used to remark :
"They aro sparks which if you do not
blow, will go out themselves." Let this
bo your feeling, whilo endeavoring to live
down tho scandal of thoso who are bitter
against you. If you stop to disputo, you
do as they but desire, and open (lio way
for moro abuso. Let tho poor fellow talk
thcro will be a re-action, if you perform
your duty, and hundreds who wore once
alienated from you, will flock to you and
acknowledge their error.
BSF " How do you get along with your
arithmctlo !" akcd a father of his little
" I'vo ciphered through addition, par
tition, substruction, justification, halluci
nation, darnation, amputation, creation
He'd do for an engineer on a "short
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1860.
Llncolu on alio Slavery Question and
The considerations involved in tho
question of negro slavery, as connected
with our government, aro of tho first im
portance! ; but I have neither the timo nor
inclination to cxamino thein now. If I
had, it would, perhaps, bo entirely un
necessary. Almost every citizen has
mado up his mind as to his duty in regard
to the institution, and ho only de-ires to
know the views and opinions of tho indi
vidual asking his suffrngo ; aud when he
ascertains them, ho knows how to vote.
Upon this point Mr. Lincoln's record is
pretty full for one who has been no moro
in public life. Indeed, he is solely in
debted to it for his present position.
Sagacious enough to see tho general prej
udice against slavery, without reference
to the manner in which it became inter
woven with a portion of tho States of this
Confederacy, ho early mounted upon the
back of tho negro, and has eyer since
been riding him under whip aud spur for
office. He has outstripped Sewaud and
Sumnkii and lLu.Kaiiil Rates and Love
joy, and they stand, with folded arms,
looking on, surpri;cd to find he has dis
tanced them in tho raco I When in Con
gress, he voted to apply the Wilmot pro
viso to Oregon and in favor of making tho
exclusion of slavery from the territory to
bo acquired from Mexico a necessity to
tho acquirement aud establishment of gov
ernment, lie also submitted a proposi
tion to abolish slavery in the District of
Columbia, on condition tho people thereof
voted to abolish it, and the General Gov
ernment paid for tho slaves liberated.
Uo claimed, and now claims, absolute and
exclusive legislative jurisdiction in Con
gress over this District ; and yet he only
proposes to terminate slavery here, first,
if the inhabitants want it done, and, soo
ondly if the General Government shall
pay for the slavos. Why this discrimina
tion I Why not allow the people of a
Territory, as well ?s the people .of this
District, to say whether they will or will
not have slavery I The pioneer to a new
Territory should certainly bo treated with
equal consideration to tho slaveholder in
Washington city ; but Mr. Lincoln docs
not seem to think so. Tho one, he says,
shall not have slaves ; the other may have
them, if ho wants to I " Consistency,
thou art n jewel I"
I have already said, Mr. Chairman,
that Greeley claims for Mr. Lincoln that
ho was the original constructor of the
Republican platform. Greeley ought to
know, for he did moro to effect his nom
ination than any other man in America,
and is now his ajxcial organ. I wish ho
had gone a step further, and told us ichen
and icltcrc Sir. Lincoln did that job.
Alter the overthrow of tho old Whig par
ty, and in 1854, the first Republican con
vention was held in Illinois. Mr, JAn
coin s ?iame apjiears in its published p)0
cceilvip.s as nne of tlte committee who re
potted the resolutions. Mr. Lincoln, how
ever, now denies he was at tho convention
Is it not strange that his name should
appear among thoso appointed to report
resolutions and yet he not be there 1 Rut
1 will not stop to quibble about that.
ask tho Clerk to read the platform, which
Mr. Lincoln never thought it necessary
lor him to como out and repudiate. Uo
they constitute the platform referred to by
Tho Olcrk read, as follows :
" 1. Jlcsolved, AVo believe this truth to
bo self-evident : that when parties become
subversive of tho ends tor winch they are
established, or incapable of restoring tho
uovernmcnt to the true principles ot tuo
Constitution, it is tho riirht and duty of
the people to dissolve the political bands
by which they havo been connected there
with, and to organize now parties upon
such principles and with such views as tho
circumstances and exigencies of the nation
" 2. Resolved. That tho times impera
tively demand tho reorganization of par
ties ; and repudiating all previous party
attachments, names, and predilections, we
unite ourselves together in defense of the
liberty and Constitution of tho country,
and will ucrcattcr cooperate as the lte-
publican party, pledged to tho accomplish
nicut of the following purposes : To bring
tho administration of tho Government
back to tho control of first principles ; to
rcstoro Nebraska and Kansas to the posi
tion of frco Territories ; that, as the Con
stitution of tlie United States vest in tho
States, and not iu Congress, tho power to
legislato for tho extradition of fugitive
from labor j to repeal and entirely abro
gate tho fugitive slave law; to restrict
slavery in thoso States in which it exists ;
to prohibit tho admission of any moro
slave States into tho Union ; to abolish
slavery in tho District of Columbia; to
exclude slavery from all tho Territories
over which tho General Government has
exclusive jurisdiction; and to resist the
acquirements of any moro Territories un
less tho practice of slavery therein shall
havo been forever prohibited.
" 3, Resolved, That, In furtherance of
theso principles, wo will uso such constitu
tional and lawful means as shall seem best
adapted to their accomplishment, and that
wo will support no man for office, uudcr
tho Gcnerul or State government, who is
not positively and fully committed to tho
support of theso principles) aud whose
personal character is not a guaranteo that
be is reliable, and who shall .not hare
abjured old parly allegiance and ties,"
Thoso resolutions, Mr. Chairman, wero
subsequently adopted, in substance, at a
congressional convention held in the dis
trict of represented by my colleague,
Mr. AVasmiiuknj;, and which put him
in nomination. Ho accepted them as his
platform, ran and was elected upon them,
aud has never, as far as I know, repudia
ted them ; and ho now appears in this
Hall as tho indorsor and defender of Mr.
Lincoln. He tells us they have gone to
getheror twenty years ; and of all my
r 13 1.1- . n
iour ncpuuucan colleagues on tins uoor.
ho is tho ono selected as tho defender of
the record and tho advoeato of the faith
of Mr. Lincoln. AA'hy ? Simply because
ho agreed with him moro fully than tho
others, and was better acquainted with his
views and opinions. Mr. Lincoln, in
view of their harmony of doctrines and in
timate relations,, might, with great ap
propriateness, apply to my colleague the
language of Ruth and Naomi :
" AVhithcr thou goest, I will go, and
where thou lodgcst, fwill lodge; thy peo
ple shall be my people, and thy God my
" How can two walk together iu unity
except they bo agreed."
In 185s another Republican convention
was held in Illinois, which designated Mr.
Lincoln as its choice for Senator. Now
he steps out a little further on the political
stage ; and, in dealing with him, it is not
important to inquiro what he has or has
not said about this or that matter as a
politician. AVhat the people want to be
informed on aro his dottriius and their
nsults. In that convention ho made a
speech, in which ho enunciated and put
lorth the ' irrepressible-conflict" senti
ment. Ho declared that this Government
could not exist half slave and half free ;
that it must become all one thing or all
tho other. How was this to bo produced ?
Ho leaves us in no doubt as to his opinion
that it was to come about. How ? By a
war of the free upon the slave States ; by
imbruing our hands in our brothers'
blood. Either the slave States aro to
subjugato the free States, or the free
States aro to subjugato tho slave States.
They must, says Mr. Lincoln, yVLL become
one thing all free or all slave , and, of
course, if he is elected President, ho will
not be contented to administer the Gov
ernment as our fathers made it, but will
direct his attention to the consummation
of his object. Tho consequences can be
easily foreseen. I will not pause to lift
the vail, that 1 may sec what lies beyond.
God save the Republic 1
AA'ithout going too much into detail,
Mr. Lincoln's position is simply this : he
denies to tho people of the Territories the
right to determine whether they will or
will not havo slavery ; and declares they
shall not have it, if they want it ; thus
violating a fundamental principle of self
government. He is in favor of making all
tho slave States free States. More than
this, ho teaches tho doctrlno of negro
equality. I caro not how much be may
deny it, his language is susceptible of but
one rational construction 1 will read
what he said in somo of his campaign
speeches in I linois ; and let all who hear
me iudco of it :
" I should like to know if, taking this
old Declaration of Independence, which
declares that all men aro equal, man says
it does not mean a negro, why not another
say it does not mean somo other man r
If that declaration is not tho truth, let us
get tho statute-books in which we find it
and tear it out."
And again :
" Let usdiscardall this quibbling about
this man and tho other man this race
and that race and tho other raco being
inferior, and therefore they must be pla
ced in an inferior position discarding our
standard that wo have left us; Let us
discard all these things, and unite as ono
peoplo throughout this land, until wo shall
onco moro stand up declaring that all men
aro created equal."
" I leave you, hoping that tho lamp of
liberty will burn in yourbosoms until thcro
shall no longer be a doubt that all men
are created free and equal."
AA'hat is Life ? The mere claps of
years is not life. To cat, and drink, and
sleep to be exposed to darkness and tho
light to pace round tho mill of habit, and
turn thought into an implement of trade
this is not life. Iu all this but a poor
fraction of the consciousness of humanity
is awakened, and tho sancties still slumber
which make it worth while to be. Knowl
edge, truth, love, beauty, goodness, faith,
alono can givo vitality to tho mcehauism
of existence. Tho laugh of mirth that vi
brates through tho heart tho tear that
freshens tho dry wastes within tho music
that brings childhood back tho prayer
that calls tho future near tho doubt which
makes us meditate tho death which start
les us with mystery tho hardship which
forces us to struggle tho anxiety that
ends in trust aro tho true nourishment of
our natural being.
Success. Tho first and chief clement
of success is decision of character. With
out this, and tho kindred traits that arc
always found in its company, such as reso
lution, courage and hope, there is little
chance of success. AA'ith if'fhcro is no
such word as fail,'' and seldom any suoh
thing as failure. To such a spirit even
difficulties afford a stimulus, and dangers
a spur ''for a resolute mind," it has for
cibly been said, "is omnipotent."
GOD IN NATURE.
AVho, possessed of an intelligent mind,
can gazo upon tho handiwork of nature
which fills the boundless space of infinity'
and whose mighty wdndcrs aro grouped la
countless myriads on cither side, and yet
deny the existence of a crcalivo power.
How beautiful are lllo works of tho Dc
ity. How do they glimmer forth1 frdm tho
face of tho universe, rendering this earth
a scene of blended wisdom and beauty.
Man may earve tho elegant nrchiUcturo of
the stately palabo walls, Utid twlfao whit
ivy tho graceful coldmns which support tho
Pantheons of ancient times may strive
with artistic skill In imiin( it,- .!.- i ...
, - " mo uuu wuica
deck the opening rose; and yet tho oyot
though lured by these, the splendors of a
lesser power, still seeks for grander objects
from a master's hand. Ti -n
, , mi nr
sinks into insignificance, while nature rises
into sweet sublimity, and from each bloom
ing rose proclaims tho majesty of God.
Is there nd God ia nature ? Ask that
towering mountain, as li mocks tho efforts
of the boiling surge, to crumble into dust
llG.nl .-llint-n IU a - - J
" "wui ana nids defiance
to the warrim? element . n. ,.. .
j jy uguin as
some fierce wintry blast lias spent it,
strength against Us aged sido; do not
. - ...uk-nutu r0CKS) pilC(l , stupendous
neaps upon its basn : lin ir...
- - i ."ity uincs :
theso wonders nffl.n .. .. .'
"luuuiaiu sou annilii-
late thougUt of chahee; as thoy whisper td
each passing breeze that sweeps their aged
lirnir HTl n.l. . . .
,, . J "uua ErBac land alohb wero
all things formed.''
Go, ask amid (tin wnn.1ni0 it . .
deep, is there no unseen power which wind
and waves obey ; has chance filled all the
sea with living things, dnd fo'ruibd tho white
capped waves that flnl. H.:t.i .v. .
. . ugaiuai, tuo stately
ship ns it heaves amid tho fdamiUg pray
and is there no directing hand to guido
-..vu .vuves , ,r,ttt ,h(J jow ,
murmcrsofthathoaviiig scd there comes
a sweet renlv i " Thn M-u.-jm- r, .
directs, controls and mo'ves in all "
n - . '
v, sianu in yotlder burning zono,
when tho scotching heat of tho relcntles3
king of day descends in sweltering ray
upon tho newless plains; when the pent
up billb'ws of seelhl
foundation stones of earth, and send their
uurnu tuunucr tones to 6 -ho la tho highest
Go, climb with mo the rugged sides of
some volcanic m.is. nnrl .
ing look into tho awful cataract of nnfath-
nnmd rlnrt.l. . .. :.
........ ..ttu , ui old ii veil tuo heavens
with blue sulphuro'vis flame, or send its
crackling streams of burning lava from its
mouth, to cool in monumental pile, and
starid transfixed, while
I . tvuii wUUJti
shall toll tho ages yet to bo. Leap front
tnis netlior wo'rld, and scale tho unfound
rcyiofls of tlm Jnfinffo .-.,11 ii
0 - Hu.w MIJX u.ui- mu siar-
litcahopy of God's eternal blue flit around
tho altar and the grave -traco Naturo
down through tl.b invisible, till, as yoii
nwi iiw luumiy aoove, you sink into id
A PAGE FROM MY DIARY.
It was oveninf. Tim st-i- trna .u,,,uB
O- J " - viwuuibK)
and serene ; twiukhug stars had already
begun to stud tho deep bluo vault of heav
en ; tho full-orbed moon was just rising
from behind tho distant eastern hills, and
craduallv snreadincr her silver slion
tho new shorn meadows and fresh stripped
Harvest neius. j.ne silliness ot tho hour
cast a solemnity over tho face of nature that
mado her anncar wrannnd in nmrmmj
communion with her Creator. This quiet
was at jast sweeny oroKcn in upon by tho
slow, clear, and solemn peals of tlie villago
church bell, which invited Ilinnglol.Wmn
yeomanry to' tlie place of prayer. Soon
from every direction tho rttstio temple was
approached by worshipers, old and young 1
somo in small proiins. fiml ntttora nnin
in a slow and pensive tread by themselves.
-t. iuw moments moro anu tue asscmbleu
followers of King Immanuel wero siuging :
11 1 love to ftcal onhile iiwny
from every cumberiu; core," etc.
Then followed the fervent Invocation before
the throno of grace by tho trembling voico
of tho aged pastor, nnd then' tlie kindling
ure ot many pious ncarts lounu egress in
" How happy are they
Whothcir tiavtuur olK-y.-'
And now from one and then from another
tho prajet, "in spirit and iu trutii." till all
are mado to feel that tho place whero thev
aro is "hone other than tho house of God
and tho very gate of heaven to their wait
ing souls." Tho hour passes so rapidly
that no one seems conscious of ii.
The last words ccMoirg tiovr from ths
church windows and dying away iu tho
solemn stillness of the night aro :
rvalue God from wnom all blenlng. flow," etc
Tears of gratitiide and joy aro now trick
ling dowd my cliccks, and I bless God for
what my oyea have been permitted to be
hold and my heart to feel. J. Y. W.