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Xecntcd, at thu csubtlihcd ntlces.
The follnwlnjr liymn U hy KnhNnn. the autlior of
"Ujjne, thou ro.int of every blessing :'
Mighty Ord v, hlte an g via hlcsi thee,
May a morn! Hop thy name I
I-fr.l of niFTi, n will a angi.dul
Thnii art c cry creature's thema ;
Lord of every land anil nation.
Ancient of rternnl day!
Sound fid through thf w Me rrrntion,
Bethyjuetund awful pruis?.
For tlic gran-leur of thy nititrr,
(rand beyond n Ri-r.'ph'd thought;
I'of the wonder of creation,
Works with skill and kindness wrought t
Tor thy prmidr-nce that pncrm
Through thine empire's w ide ilnmniii,
Wines nn nit pi I, guide n fp irmw,
I'lcssud be thy gcntlo retail.
Hut thy rich, thy free redemption.
Bricht through dnrkners nil nlu'i;
Thought in poor, nnd poor rxprlriii
Who enn ping that woudcrcn tnng r
rrlphtnes ufthe i'uihfr'd glnrj !
Shall thy pr.iist nnuttercd H f
I!rcak, my tnngiu, such putlty silcnro
ingtlK Lot A I w ho came to die
Trom the high?t-t throne cf tlory
To the croaa of .eipt wnu.
All tornnhOiit gtnlt captives 1 1
Flow my praio. forjvir How !
Come, nn I oh I to I, jup it n w r,
Com, l.or.l J.'nis, t-ikf thy thro 10 J
Quickly come, and reijjii frr-iver;
He the kitigdn'n nil tin no uwu 1
A NARR.OW ESCAPE.
"Come, Joa, tell us what made you turn
pale awhile ago when Jack told us that he
had seen a g"ave, nnd nsked whoso it
"Bali, boys 1 turn palo, did I ? There
are circumstances in the lives of most men
who live on tho frontier, which, to have
them recalled, will mako thcin turn pale.
And mentioning ihat grave, and asking
whose it was, rcciled a fearful event in
my cxpcricnc?. But as thp night is young
yet, I will tell you about it ; and perhaps
it will bo a warning to you never to trust
too much to a Ftrnngor, or throw tempta
tion ia hi' way."
Thus spoke your humVo servant somo
mouths ago, to a party of prospectors, of
whom he was one. Tho following is tho
6tovv to which I alluded above :
Several years ago, I was out
naJtv crospocting for silver, high up the
Gila Kivcr. Wo had been some time with
out meeting with any success, and wero
returning to Fort Yuma, disgusted with
tho country. We had left tho Pimes vil
lage a day's journey behind us, when wo
fell in with a man traveling tho same way
that wo were. Ho was without grub or
blankets, nnd said he was going to Califor
nia. As wo had Eomo spare mules, we
told him that if he could ride a pack sad
dle ho could go with us as far as Fort
Yuma. None of us liked tho looks of tho
fellow. Ho had such a thoroughly villain-
ous expression. But as he icemcd so bad -
ly used up, wo took pity on him and made
him tho offer that wo did. Ho accepted
without any hesitation. We found him
taciturn, never speaking uuloss ho was
rpokento. When wo camped ho would
tako the saddle off his mule and go ofT by
himEelf.never helping to get tho grub ready
and when it was ready ho would como and
pitch in with the rcs-t of u'.
However, though wo did not like him
or his actions, we said nothing,
he might havo some secret sorrow
had no right to pry iuto. Wo had trav-1
eled two days when what I am about to
tell you oecured. Wo had camped at
noon, aud as tho weather was very warm
tome one proposed that wo should all tako
n batb. All had felt that it would be a
delicious cool amusement, bathing in the
shade of tho cotton-wood trees which hung
over tho banks of tho river. Wo stripped
t nstanter, and were toon enjoying our
folvcs gloriously- I had a belt arouud mo
with several twentios in it, and took it off
to givo mo free play in tho water. I laid
it down ou my clothes carelessly, never
thinking nf hiding it from any of tho com
pany, as they all knew that I had the
jaonoy, and I had nn idea that tho Ftran
gor would be tempted to tako it. As I camo
out of the wa'er, I noticed tho stranger
looking very longing at my belt, but
thought uo more about it.
That night, from somo cause, I could
not eleen well, and when 1 would fall into
a state of unconsciousness I was troubled
with such wilil-liko dreams, ttiat I 'would !
rather I had remained broad awake. At
last, about midnight,! went to sleep sound,
ly, how long I lay I do not know, but I
wakened suddenly to find some one kneel
ing over mo and very carefully cutting iny
shirt open. Now I have always had the
power (call it prcsenco of mind, or any
thing else) of comprehending in an instant
nil that is going on around me, lib matter
from how sound a sleep I may be waked.
It is anything but pleasant to wako and
find one's self in the power of a desperado
who will havo no hesitation in plunging a
knife into your heart. I felt myself in ' called Strait, in which it is said ''ho pray
anything but an etiviablo situation, know, j cth," still runs through the city. The car
ing that the slightest indication on my part ! nvan comes and goes as it did a thousand
of being awake would cauo the villain years ago ; there are still the shcik.tho ass,
to give mo between the ribs the length of and the watcr-whccl j ihc merchants of tho
his bowio, or the contents of his pistol. Euphrates aud of the Mediterranean, still
For, although I could not see his pistol, I j 'occupy" these "with tho multitude of
felt sure that he had it handy. their wares." Tho City which Mohammed
To secure my pistol without letting him j surveyed from a neighboring height, and
know that I was awake, was a very deli ,l was afraid to enter because it is given to
cato operation, and I attempted to accom- have but one Paradbc, and for his part ho
piisn H in tue lonowing manner : my pis
tol and bowie-knife were both under my
addle, which I used for a pillow. I threw
my right arm up over my head, taking j
caro not to touch the robber, nnd yawned
as if I was half awake, but ready with my
loft hand to catch his arm in the event of j
his attempting to stab mo. I had my eyes
partly shut, so that ho could not easily sie j
them gliten, but sufficiently open to see
his every move, which I could easily do as
it was a clear star-light night. On the
instant that I moved, -he rai.-ed his arm to
Jtriko,and I was nearly betraying him my
biimr awake bv throwinz off mv left hand
"fjiit some strong imnul-o prevented mo from
doing it, and ho held his knife su5pcnded
to give the blow had I made another movo
When I threw my hand over my head,
with the same movement 1 placed ituud.-r
the saddle end on tho butt of my pistoJ,
which was cocked, ready for uo.
1 lay in that position for about half a
minute, but it seemed like an hour. By
that time I had power over my breathing)
which on first waking camo very quick
As soon as he thought that I was hound
aalccp again, ho lowered his lrind and
commenced operating on my shirt, charing
it away from tho belt. Then 1
my opportunity had conic, and
jerk my six shooter, but it was foul somo
way and it would not come, I thought
my time had arrived, for, as quick as
thought he drew and sliunkwith his knife.
He struck at my throat. My eyes were
broad open then, and I saw whero tho
knife was coming. By a quick involunta
ry movement, I threw myself aside, and ho
must havo overreached himsalf, for tho
knife struck into the saddle, and so tifiht
that ho could not get it out. In trying to
get iny pistol, my hand touched tho cold
silver hilt of my bowie.
Instinctively I took hold of il,abandon-
Ing the pistol, aud was nerving my arm for
ii. .,:,! .. .!.., t c,n 1.1 ,.,,,,! , !
IIIU JHCtUI, HUH J- iUlb IIIU LUlU ll.UJ.ilU Ui
ids pistol against my forehead. I struck
out blindly, and, as I did so, their was tho
stunning report of his pistol. How I es
caped I do not know ; my face was black-
, ened witli tho powder, and my whiskers
nearly burned off, but that was all tho
1 damage dono to me. My blow though
'truck at raudomdiad proved a severo one.
j My knife had gone into the left side of his
neck, inside of tho collar bono. Tho knife
must havo reached his henrt, for as I drew
out to strike again, ho fell on mo with his
whole weight, and his blcod spirting nil
, over my faeo llo gave ono quiver, and
stretched out his length and lay perfectly
I 1 fil0,lu "lead ! The wholo transaction
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"lu 1101 tal;0 tllrc0 liters """
' 1 110 rfllC" 01 tla P1'101
j tno company, every man sprung to ms
arms, homo wore looking lor the mules,
while others were asking who fired the shot
and where the Indians were. I called to
tho boys lo tako tho dead man off of nie,for
I was as weak as a child. A ccuplo of
them did as I requested.while others throw j
fresh sago brush on the half .smouldering
camp-tiro, aud wo soon had plenty of light
to see what had happened. I told tho boys
nil about what had occurred. Wo found
all the mules in their places but mine,
which was staked off about twenty yards
from tho camp, with ono of tho other boys
saddlo and bridle on her. I went into tho
river and cleansed myself from his blood,
and then sat down by the camp-fire, whero
I reuiaiuod till morning unablo to sleep.
A YoUtNO lady has discovered tho rea
son why married man, from the ago of
thirty years and upwards, aro more or less
bald ; thoy Bcratch the hair off in dismay
at their wivs, long inilliucr bills !
Tho Splendor of Damascus.
Damascus is the oldest city in the world.
Tyro and Sidon havo crumbled on the
shoro ; Haalboe is a ruin : l'almvra is hur
ried in tho sand of tho desert ; Nineveh
and Babylon havo disappeared from the
Tigris and Euphrates j Damascus remains
what it was before tho days of Abraham
a cjntre of trade nnd travel, an island of
verdure in a desert, 'n predestined capital'
with martial and sacred asociations ox
tending through more than thirty centuries.
It was "near Damascus'' that Saul of Tar
sus saw tho "light from heaven above tho
brightness of the suns" tho street which is
was resolved not to have it in this world .is
to this day, what Julian called the eyo of
tho East, as it was in tho time
"the head of Syria." From
came the D.tmsoa or blue plum
lelicious apiicot of poitugal, called Da-
masco j damask, our beautiful fabric of
cotton and silk, with vines and (lowers
raised upon a snioothe, bright ground ; the
damak rose, introduced into England in
the time of Henry
Villi the Damascus
blade, so famous tho world over fur its
keen edge and wonderful elasticity, the
secret of whose manufacture was lo-t when
Tamerlane carried oiTthe arts into Persia;
and tho beautiful ai t of inlaying wood and
steel with silver and gold, a kind of mosa
ic engraving and sculpture united call
ed Damaskeening, with which boxe.i and
bureaus, and guns are ornamented. It in
still a city of flowers and bright water:
tho streams of Lebanon, tho "rivers of
Damascus," the "rivers of gold," still mur
niur and sparkle in tho wilderness of "Sy
How a Child may do Good.
" Oh dear ! if 1 were only a boy, and
could vain moncv as Willie does, I niightt
,0 .some good in tho world," says some
i littlu lomrinc snirit that wants to bo of
" some use to somebody," u but I nm only
a little girl, aud I can not do any thing.
Oh dear I"
Wc can all do more good than we think,
dear children, if wo only try, and if we
are willing to do little things in-tead of
waiting to do some great thing. I will
tell you how one little girl did a grea
deal of good without knowing it. Her
mother sat ono iiioruin- bu.-s- at her work,
' focling very sully. Her husband had
)0st i,is property aud was out ofbiuinesj,
aj t,u future looked dark, as she thought
of the many, many dollars it would tako
j to feed, ami clothe, and educate her little
ones, so that they could take care of
themselves, and be useful to others. Tho
cloud was growing thick about her, and
her eyes were blinding with tears, when
a dear little child, at her play, broke out
in singing tho single line.
Wlml '(.r wum lu will Kiwll) in-ovi'le,"
and then the play went on as before. Tho
little girl, only five years old, knew not
how much good shu had dono by that one
lino of comfort, ller mother's heart was
cheered. She felt reproved, too, for she
had been thinking all the time there was
no ono but the parents to plan and do for
their children, when it was tho Lord who
was going to do it nil, and thoy wero only
to carry out his plans so far as ho should
make them known.
That was a very little thing to do, and
yet it made the mother happy many days.
Another time, when in trouble,
soothing wero tho words of tha samo
dish voico :
" 1 berc 'II I. n ww narrow there ;
In hi"npn nlii'Ttf,
WhTU all ia love.
Thcro 'II hu imi inorc nurr'iw tlieic."
So you can all do so much. You can
mako homo pleasant and cheerful for your
dear mother, who is often tired, aud somo
times sad. Never go about with a sour,
cross faeo, or a whining, fretting voieo.
Try it, and ycfu will find you aro doing a
great deal of good iu a very easy way.
Child at Home.
ExTUAoiuiiNARV. Tlio most cstraor-1 - -1 " '
dinary event that wo have lately heard of j A Poixtlanpf.R travoling towards Man
was, that a gcntlemau,haing had a bor-, chester, N, H., arrived at tho fork of a
rowed book in his possession only two road whore their stood a sign board, which
yiars, returned it uninjured nnd unsolici- J read thus : "Manchester four miles."
ted, although tho owner's namo was not "Man chased her four miles 1" cried Tat.
written on tho title page. Is not such a
circumstance worthy of honorable men-
"Watorloo a day aftor tho Battle i
On'nurfaco of two square miles, it was '
ascertained that fifty thousand men and
horses were lying? The luxurious crop of
ripo grain which had covered tho field of
battle, was .roduccd to litter, and beaten
into tho earth ; and tho surfaco trodden
down by the cavalry, and furrowed deeply
by the cannon wheels, strewed with many
a relic, of tho fight. Hemlcts and cuiras
ses, shattered firearms ami broken awortls; i
all the variety of mili'ary ornaments, lau-1
cer caps and Highland benncts ; uniforms
of every color, plume and penon; musical
instrument, the apparatus of artillery,
drums, bugles, but, good God 1 why dwell
on tho harrowing picture of a foughtcn
battle field ? each and every ruinous dis
play bore muto testimony to tho misery of
tueh a battlo.
Could tho melancholy appearance of this
sceuo of death bo heightened, it would be
by witnessing the researches of the liwng,
amid its desolation, for tho object of their
love. Mothers, and wives, and children,
for days wore occupied in that mournful
duty ; and confusion of tho corpses, friends
aud foj intermingled, as they were often
rendered th.i attempt at recognizing indi
viduals difficult, and in home ca'es impos
sible. In many places the
dead lay four deep upon each other, mark
ing the spot some British square had os
cupicd, exposed to th murkcrouj fire of a
French battery. Outside, lancer and cuir
assier were scattered thickly on the earth.
Madly attempting to force the serried bay
onets of the British, they had fallen in the
bootless essay by tho musketry of the in
ner files. 'Farther on, you trace the spot
whore tho cavalry 'of Franco aud England
had encountered ; chaseur nnd hussar were
intermingled ; and the heavy Xorman hor
ses of the Imperial Guard were inter.-per
scd with the gray chargers which had car
lied Albyn's chivalry. Hero the High
lander ami trailuor Jay, side liy snl
together; and a lieavy dragoon, witli green
Erin'.s badge upon his henilot, was grap
pling in death with tho Polish lancer.
Ou tho summit of the ridge, where the
ground was cumbered with dead, and trod
den fctlock-decp in mud and gore by tho
frequent rush of rival cavalry, the thick
strewn corp'cs of ths Imperial Guard
pointed out tho tpot where Napoleon hid
been defeated. Iloro, in column, that
favored corpse, on whom his last chance
rested, had been annihilated, and the ad
vance aud repulse of tho Guard was trace
able by a mass of fallen Frenchmen. In
tho hollow below, tho last struggle of
France had been vainly made ; for there
tho Old Guard attempted to moot the
British, and afford time to their disorgan
ized companions to rally.
Br..souiii;i:.s or Sich.y. Tho present
population of Sicily scarcely reaches two
mil ions. This number might bo rapidly
increased, under good government, to five
times the amount ; and the.land would sus
tain even more, No 0"o can doubt tliisj A mortal fever prevailed on board a
who remembers that, according to the most ship at sea, and a negro man was appoint
authentic chroriclos, Syracuse alone con- ed to throw tho bodies of those who died
taincd l,S00,0l() inhabitants when besiog- from lime to time overboard. Ono day off this dark mantle, and richly exemplifi
ed by the Ilomans under Marccllus, B. C, when tho Captain was on deck, ho saw tho cd the power and beauty of the religion of
Jlfi. The siege lasted three years, being negro dragging out of tho forecastle a sicl' Jesus. Ho was eminently a holy man
protracted to that unusual length princi- , man who was struggling violently to cxtri- because ho abode in Christ, and wherever
pally throught tho mechanical contrivances . cato himself from tho negro's grap, aud ho went Christ went with him, aud glori
of Archimedes. At that time tho circuiu-1 remonstrating very bit'erly against tho i fied himself through an arm of flesh.
ferenco of tho city exceeded tw enty-two
Vn..tiJ, ,i',w. 1,t U U ,,mv rnnfinr.lL in
the small island of Ortygia, while tho in
habitants have dwindled down to eighteen
thousand within tho walls. Agrigcntum,
also, at tho period of its greatest prosper
ity, numbered eight hundred thousand
t sums, in iiLvijuiuih. iiiw iiiui.i.111 .iii.iiii
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I ...... ...ii. 1 1 llii.nl 1 1. i.nniiim'.itn L.(M'f.m rin
Tli. il ni'nnl.rlnll, lllA IIImIhIMI !"! 1 -r..S I, i !
L, ml Iu ancicnt ,.. Ciccro and
other writers called Sicily the grauary of
Homo ; aud so tho proved herself in more
than one season of dearth. Corn is not now
the staple eoinmosity of tho islaud, but it
might bo cultivated to any extent with lit
tle labor and less outlay. Notwithstanding
the ravages of Etna, it cannot bo doubted
that to this same volcano, and to the min
eral and su'phurcous water existing in
many localities, much of tlio natural fer
tility of tho land is to bo attributed. Sinco
tho days Diodorus, tho facility with which
the corn grows, in the abscneo of almost
any sort of culture, has ever been prover
bial. Dublin University Magazine.
"Bo tho Iiouly poker, and its mosilt 'u
like to know what's tho niane'mg of a post
I schript like that."
Why Ho Emlgratod. I
It Is well known that old Abo Lincoln,
tho Northern Disunion candidate for the
Presidency, emigrated from Kentucky to
Illinoiso in early life. But tho reason why
ho emigrated is not generally understood.
Wo havo found it out.
Old Abe's extreme ugliness has been re
marked by nil who havo seen him or his
picture. Wo arc reliably informed that it
was his frightful phiz that led to his exodus
lrom Iii3 nativo State. His lather was a
slaveholder, and ho got along finely with
his slaves before Abo was born. Ho treat
ed them well, ns Southern gentlemen gen.
'orally treat their negroes, and they wore
happy and contented, and never thought
of going off tho plantation. But wheu
Abo came into tho world and tho house
servants saw him pucker his mouth for an
assault on tho maternal boiom, they all
got scared aud run away. When ho grew
old enough to walkout, and thu field hands
got a glimp-o of him, they went after the
house servants aud never camo back. And
when he became a young man and got to
riding arouud tho neighborhood, tho nig'
gcrs decamped from every plantation ho
visaed, n was tue urstiime uiiucir lives
that they had seen a living thing uglier
than themselves, and the apparatiou was
too much for them. They imagined that
tho day of judgment was near at hand,
and that "the old boy'1 was going around
to pick his nion in advance.
At length tho slaveholders resolved that
they would no longer submit to tho scar
ing away of their servant", and they ap
pointed a committee to wait on Abe and
request him to leave. Hu was advised to
go to Illinois, whero his ugliness might
bo turned to good account in searing away
tho wolves with which that region was
infe'tcd. He took the ndvico of his old
neighbors and turned his ugly faeo west
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i I he made his way into the interior of the ,
"Mi, r.. . tl i ,i i ii
,s Prairie State. It is supposed that the I
ward, and the wolves fled before him a
. , r.i- . v..- -i r. i i
idea of taking to splitting rails after ho got
, -fill 1 - 1 ' .
CCt " J
in making niggers "split'
before he went. I
This is the true history of old Abe's
emigration from Kentucky. And this is
why tho Abolitionists nominated him for
President. They confidently expect to rid
tho country of slavery through the instru
mentality of his frightful face if thoy get
m. , . i
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early infancy, ho could make a face ugly
, , J , ., , ,
nnisnrrli In sprtrr nil lim f:if her s nnnse ser-
enough to scare on ins lathers nousoser
vants when he puckered his mouth to tako
hold of tho private teat, ho could not fail
to rcaro away all tho niggers in the United
States when ho camo to tako hold of tho
great public teat. VaVcy tyiiit.
A Bah C'trAr:Ai; ij:ii.
-Wo always wero
of preserving a
aware of tho importance
good reputation for truth and honesty, but
wo have met with nothing lately, so well
uaicilliueii lu uuiiiuss iiiu utsuuvaiiiniSjUL
: .1... 1
having a bad character upon the mind, as
flirt fn'lnvvinn. rmppilnlo ;
cruelty of being buried alive.
' "What aro yon going to do with that
man, you black rascal ?" said the captain, j
"Going to throw him overboard, massa,
cause he dead 1 '
"Dead ! you scoundrel," said tbo cap-
tain, "don't you see he moves and Bpoaks ?
"Yts, massa, I know he says ho no dead j
, , , , .
but ho always lie so, nobody never kntie
when lo.iclicve him !"
Wom to Boys. God puts tho oak
in' tho forest, and tho nine on its sand and
rocks, nnd says to men, "There aro your
houses ; go hew, saw, frame, build, make."
God builds tho trees ; men must build the
houses. God supplies tho limber; men
must construct the ship. God buries iron
in tho heart of iho earth ; men must dig it,
and smelt it, and faihion it, What is use
ful for the body, and still more, what is
useful for the mind, is to bo had only by
exertion exortion that will work men
more than iron is wrought ; that will bhapo
men more than timber is shaped. Clay
aud rock aro given us, not brick and
tquaro stones, God gives us no cloths
ho gives us flax, and cotton, and sheep. If
wo would havo coats on our backs, wo
must tako them off our flocks, and spin
them and weave them. If wo would have
auy thing good or useful, wo must earn it.
What shall it profit a man if ho print a
( paper a whole j car and lose his subscription?
Ho Died Poor.
"It was n sad funeral to nit," snid tho
spcakprj "tho saddest 1 havo attended for
"That of Edmondson 1"
"How did ho die!"
"Poor poor ns povorty
his life was
one long strugglo with tho world, and at
every disadvantage. Fortune mocked him j
all tho whilo with gilded promises that i
were destined never to know fulfillment."
"Yet ha was patient nnd enduring," re
marked one of tho company.
"Patient ns a Christian enduring ns a
martyr," was tho answer. "Poor man,
he was worthy of a better fate. He ought
to havo Euccccdcd, for ho deserved sue-1
"Did ho not succeed ?" questioned (lie
ono who had spoken of his pcrseveranco
"No, sir ; he died poor, as I have just
paid. Nothing that ho put his hands to
ever succeeded. A strange fatality seemed
to mtend every enterprise."
"I was with him in his last moments,"
said another, "and thought ho died rich."
"No, ho has left nothing behind," was
replied. Tho heirs will hac no concern
as to tho administration of the estate."
"lie left a good name," said one, "and
that is something."
"Aud a legacy of noble deeds that wero which to lay one's head ; but I must hasten
dona in tho namo of humanity," remarked on.
mother I Ft,ir't improvement has been await
"Lessons of patience in sufloring, of ened, this season, in tlio heads of our citi
hope in adversity, of heavenly confidence ' zens unsurpassed for years a fine thing it
wl'cn no sunbeams fell upon his bewilder- too i for improvements are very much
ing path," was the testimony of another. '; needed, in this town. Among other build
"And high trut, manly courage, heroic ings going up, is tho ono for the Orange
fortitude." I v'" Male and Female Academy. It is
"Then ho died .rich !" was the emphatic being erected back of tho town, on an
declaration ; "richer than tho millionaire eminence, overlooking tho town and Bur
who went to his long home tho same day, rounding country It will bo a good and
a miserable pauper in all but gold. 'A
sad funeral,' did you say? No, my friend,
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it was rather a triumphal procession 1 Not
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t ho buna or a Human eiou, uut mo cere-
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inUMIill .UteiiU.illt; Kll LI tlWai.lUUII Ul till i
1 liM .ml Li..nn.l ! V'I.- I,!. .U.lif.
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was a series ol success, in every conuict
ho camo off tho ictor, and now tho vie-
tor's crown is on his brow. Any grasping, proceed as rapidly in future, as now, tho
soulless, selfish man, with a share of brains, room will bo ready,
may gather in money, and learn the art of The school is now In successful opera
keeping it ; but not ono in a hundred can tion under tho guidance of Professor J. A
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uiau-j tuiiijuuL in mu uuiuu ui iiiu as
, lidnionston has conquered, and step forth
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from tho ranks of nion a Christian hero.
1 Abiding in Christ-
' President I) wight used to say to his
classes, as they went out from under his
Caro, " Youug men, it is not great talent,
;. j3 not gl.eat"learning Ihat is to enable
you to do good, abiding lit, ( hrist.'' Ho
then added, " The young man of whom wo
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1 "l"--"-" .m ... .y imuug.. eSe,
1I.1S HUN iUltlllieil LU IIIU IMUaiCSL-
' leneo and iisefullncs, and has dono tho
most for tho upbuilding of tho cause of the
Master." That man was Dr. Nettletou.
His hopes were not blight, he was gloomy
and despondent all tho way through his
onllrtr-rt itnnro linf. Iit nllni-LV-!i pil j clirvrtl '
Tiik Infant. A lovely child lay sleep
ing, tho moonbeams kissed its forehead,
and in every ray of light an angel sport
ed. No wonder they should leave their
Eden homo to linger awhile on enrth to
gJM upon aught so lovely. Pure as tho
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hill, or the lilly with its sin brow bedecked
with pearls, was this infant sin had never
touched it. Its littlo heart was far from
guilo as was tho seraph's which looked
down upon its beauty. Nor were tbo an
gels alono gauing; no, no a fond mother
watched it, and as the moonbeams played
around its check, sho thought of the inno
cency which dwelt within the heart of hor
He that gives good advice builds with
ono baud ; ho that gives good couuscl, and
cxamplo builds with both ; but ho that
gives good admonition and bad example,
builds with ono hand and pulls down with
Uvunv year wo should oecomo more
and more painfully sensiblo of tho desola
tion made around us by death, if sleep
the antcchamblo of tho grave wero not
hung by dreams with tho busts of those
who live in tlio other world.
Tnn most direct method of determining
horso power, is to stand near and tickle his
hind legs with a briar
'or TIIK Columbia Henoiiut.
Mn. Epitor, ! Old Father Time, in
his ever varied round, lias again brought
on tho season cf tho " scar and yellow
leaf." That eolebrated pcrscrhitgo, rejoic
ing in tlio cognomen of "Jack frost,'' too,
begins to be a constant, nightly visitor )
paying his tributo to mother earth, by
beautifully silvering o'er the gaudy carpel,
will, w1,i0h lUa Ood of Nature hath so-
nicely clothed the stirfaco of this terres
trial ball ; gfvfng" (ho variegated colors of
tho rainbow, to tho vegetable Kingdom.
What a beautiful season of tho year this
is I With what soft, mellow rays does tho
glorious sun light and cheer us on, in our
journey of lifo i And when the evening
Ishade8draw nigh, how grand do tho heav-
cn3 arpcar . studded as thoy arc, myriads
of tinning orbs; some stationary ; others
travelling far and wide, through tho illim-
itatilc bounds of space, nil subject to tho
will of that, GnnAT First Cause, who
cnated them, nnd whoso omnipotent hand
guides them through nil their functions.
And what sweet refreshing sleep visits the
couch of tho man whom honest toil has
made weary. Unliko tho hot nnd oppress
ive nights of Summer, one can now "turn
in" and sleep soundly, all through tho
silent watches ; instead of twisting and
turning, in order lo find a cool place on
substantial, as woll as comfortable nnd
commodious building, being seventy-six
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ieet long by thirty-six feet wide. Tho framo
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is now crecicu, auu mc won: oi corap etion
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' I I. Un. iL .ll .i
reauy to enter at ino commencement or
tho winter term; nnd should tho work
s3.. i:fi.l . - itii ii...
uii'i-'iv, v s uuijf iu.iiiueu tu ail llio
station, and under whose care, I am cer
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, tain, tho school will prosper.
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The Political excitement of this placo Is
not very great. Peop'o seem to tako
things cnlmy ) but whan tho 9th of Octo
ber comes, I think you will Cud us" all 0.
K. for tho Democratic Ticket throughout.
Our miner is digging away at tho mount
ain, tho' it goes vry slow. His sigus for
coai couunuo goouj ino siato roelr, or
80metuing ,i,at resembles it very mach.has
appearance. Particles of puro-
coal too. aro fonnd interstratifiud witli t!m.
j 6l.,to -0f one thing T0 aro moraIly suro
ana tIlat j3) that thare h coal Lcre)WLeth.
or tIl(.r0 ;s ilIly au!,m;ty of it or Ilot wo
1 ca t tdl . limo ani tho rahlcr a,one lmjst
do that; and we hopo it will not bo long
until they do ; for suspense is painful ; but
I am encroaching, and will thoreforo closo
for tho present. Yours io.
Oraugcville, Oct. Olh 18G0.
We oneo heard a fellow,famous all over
tho country for his tough yarns, tell tho
following. He was telling what heavy
wheat, ho had seen in New York i
'My father,' said ho, 'once had a field of
wheat, tho heads of which were bo closo
togcth;r that the wild turkeys when they
came to cat could walk around on tha top
of it anywhere,
Wc suggested that the turkeys must
have been small ones.
'No sir,' continued ho 'they were very
largo ones. I shot ono of thenij ono day,
and when l toon hold ot Ins legs to carry
him his head dragged in the suow behind.
'A curious country you must have had
to snow in harvest time 1'
'Well I declare' said ho looking a littlu
foolish, ' reckon I've got part of tieo sto.
ries mixed V
An Irishwomen appeared in tho County
Court of Louisville, recently, to be appolu
ted guar lian for her child, when tho fol
lowing colloquy ensuod
'What estate has your child I'
'Plaze your honor, I don't understand
'i say wuat has no got v
'Chills and fav,er, plaze your honor.'
It is doing some service to humanity to
amuse innocently ; and they know very
littlo of soe'tctv who think wo ca,n bear to
bo always employed either in duties or
meditations without any relaxation.