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LEVI L. TATE, Editor.
82 00 PER ANNUM. .
VOL. 14.m 42.
l'unr.isirF.n in euv patuiiday, by
o f fTc e
fi thi new lirfck UniMing, rppaiiti th h'tthanct, ty tide
qftht tiiurt loust. " Dcmocraltt Head Quarter."
61 Of) Iii mlvancy. for oiii r(ity, for nix motitlia.
1 7,1 In n'liaim'. !'r niic crijM)iio jenr.
V (JO If lift p'tld within tli" hrt thm; months.
- Cj If nntpoid within tho tirM ix mouths,
gjl) If tint pnld within llu-ciir.
?tt7" No BiitMcrlitioii lftk'n for lea than fit tnnnth,
nd no ptpcr discontinued until till arrearages shalllmvu
ueen paid.
dV Onltnnry Apvf.tiTiEMi-NT!tIiiBcrtfJ,Qinl JouWork
ictutcit, nt tlm established nrirce.
"Atom for ourbiinnirf" Tlio watchword recall
Which g.ive tin! Uipijlilic Iter Matlou:
"lniUd.wc tand (iivldtd wo tYI!'
It intdti an J prcntrud m a nation!
Tap union uf hkoi- the union of lands
Tli j union of Stiitt'ri none can sever
Ttu union of heart the uniui uf hauda
Aud ihf I'Mgrf the Unmn ftn.u
And tirl
Hid I'las cf our Union fmorl
Wliat (3od in III ni.'rcy anil wisdon oYignad.
And fuiui'il with tiM weapons tf thunder,
Net all tliu cutlh's dt'Fp'Hs and faclloiu combined
Have the? power to concur or minder t
Thi union u( I'lkcs tlii union of lands
'J 'tic- uuimji of fct.'itfn none enn n'ver
Tli union of hearts the union uf huJa
And tin; I'iag uf lliti Union lures vcr
Ami t vcr I
Tho i'ipg of our Union lurcher I
Oh, teep that flaif lIingt-TIi3pil.lo ofths Taol
To mi oitit r nation- i'Uplny itl
111;! ladies fur union are ail to nmtn
HJt net tlis nun ulio'U h-.tray it,
Tli hii tlu' cl'lakus tlif union if land
Thu union tffriuiuri nuie out Hiti'i
Tlieunio.i ui hearts- thu union of hauJj
And Iiu t'Ug ' I'tJi.' I iimu I -rJVvt
llo Matfunrl mm fi-rcrc-r I
It waf announced that the Rev. John
Chambers would delivered u sermon on
"How to Save the Union," and hisehuich
on Broad stnet, Philadelphia, was accor
dingly crowded on Thanksgiving morning.
Tliu reneiued gentleman announced tbo
text for tho dikCuiirws to be from Icaiah
ixi: 11,12, as follow : "llo calleth to
mo out of Seir, Watchman, what of tbo
uigbt! Walebnian, v. hat of the night?
The Watchman .aid, The njoming ooinclh,
and ul ,o tbo night : if yc will inquire,
inquire, jc : leturn, come."
No one could feel the responsibility of
lain poiition more than did tbo rpcakcr.
Ho ftood before a largo audience as a
minister of tbo Lord Je.-us Christ, devoted
to tbo interests of the Master and his
Jiingdom. As a Christian he was bound
by the Riblo and tbo teachings of the Ri
b!o ; as a citizen ho was Crmly iueutified
with tbo Constitution and tbo Union. Ho
fait that wo wcro in the midst of fearful
trials, and consequently ho could not bo
indifferent to the intercfts aud perils oftho
hour. The question ho designed consider
ing was " How is tbo Republic to per
petuated ?" He was aware that on this
point there was much diversity of opinion,
nud that many Would bay there wai no
cause for alarm. Ths (-pcaker believed
there was danger. No tnuc man could
shut his eyes to that fact and wu may as well
know it now. He did not fpeak as an
nlawi'r-t, for tbo facts were palpable to
all. Where was the iu)po.-ibility of dis
union? It was jut as positively assorted
years since that there was no danger of
of the Church of God being divided. Yet
what do wo too now ? Tbo Methodist
Church that vast empire of intellect, bo
nevoleuco, and roligiom enterprise, whoso
influence extended from shore to shore
and now completely diuded aud sectional
ized. The IJ.iptUt church and tbo Now
School Presbyterian church presented the
hatuo painful spectacle. Thoy wcro to
completely divided that tho sacret elements
of Chrij-tian communion wcro refused
umoug brethren. Tho causo that led to
tho rupture was tho question now beforo
the country, and producing tho present
iigitatiou. If it proved sufficient to mc
tionalizo tho Church of God, what can
binder it from dividing tho civil ties which
bind tho States in a political union .'
Admitting this, the question again re
curred, what can bo dono to acrt tbo dis
solution of the Union ? Tho cry comes
up from all parts of tho land : "Watch
mn, whit oftho night ? Watchman, what
of the night!" and tho answer rolling up
from tho North, tbo South, the East, and
tho West, throbs through tho great nation
al heart, "The morning coiucth, and also
the night: if yc will inquiro, inquire jo:
return, romo."
After uwdly depicting tbo ewls tbtit
must neccs-aiily follow a dissolution of
tho L'ulon. thi pc iLcr proposed to i-how
1 h I! pu' l.c u.''it bo caved from
i ueh u cal.i it).
I. lly a tigid and universal adhorancs
tutiou aud tho laws of tho United States.
Universal obedience to tho laws was not
only a duty on tho part of tbo civil au
thority of each State, but on every citizen
of that State. However binding tho laws
on our statute books might bo regarded by
jurists, unless s ustaincd by tbo hearts of
tbo ptoplu thoy were futile. Tho people
of this Commonweal tli would not permit'
other States to infringe their rights, and
they should practice tho tolerance thoy
expect to rcciove. Tho Constitution was
tho foundation of tbo compact between
people and people, and wo should sustain
its provisions as religiously as wo defend
like Christians tho doctrines of the Riblo.
II. Let those States which have enact
ed laws nullifying the Constitution and tho
laws of the land, at onco repeal them,
They owe it to tbo nation to tho commu
nity of national interests to patriotism,
and to God. If one State can legislate
against tho General Government, another
can do it. In the Northern States, or at
least in may of them, laws are on tha
statue books directly in opposition to the
letter aud spirit of our general Constitu
tion. If the repeal of tboso laws would
tend to claim the political mind, and re
move tbo intense political excitement now
prevailing, aud threatening disaster to tho
nation, what State would not bo magnan
imous to do to? They should como up to'
tho work like men. If a brother ia iqju-
red, who will refuse brotherly reparation ?
Let us hasten to do thi? thing, aud, haing'
removed tbo came of alienation, once nioro
let us shako hands in conciliation, haruio-1
ny, and peace.
111. Let all the States unito in tho
sjiiiit of fraternal lore, securing to the!
ci.iicn.5 of each State a full enjoyment of,
their constitutional rights uo more and '
no less. Let them bo assured on manly I
honor, that they have rights rights of'
options nud rights of property and let
ui give them this assurance without cur.
tailmeut, prevarication, or mental reserva
tion. We of l'ennsvlvania exnect our
constitutional rights to be recognised and f
icsjceted by South Carolina, Florida, I
Georgia, ami Maryland ; and have not the '
citizens ol these Uommoiiwealths the sanio
right to insist upon our giving them tbo
same practical assurance ? If wo demand
it under the Constitution, they demand it
also. What wo expect of others we should
render in return. There thould bo a
beautiful system of reciprocity running
through every State, aud we of tho North
should suHiain our part in it. If the right
of rendering property was coustitutioual
then aU States should enjoy it. No mat
ter what that property is, it should be pro
tected in possession and returned to tbo
owner without let or hindrance. If tho
authorities of Virginia attempted to seize
the horse aud cariiago of a citizen of
Pennsylvania, travelling to ouo of her
springs, under tbo pretext of a uiuuicipal
law, Pennsylvania would resent it, aud
justly resent it, as a wrong. Then, why
should not tho citizen of Virginia, Caro
j linn, or Georgia, have the samo protection
to bis property when travilling through
! Pennsylvania and the Northern States ?
, Whatever tho Constitution recognizes as
I propel ty we are bound to npect, and no
State could righteously pass a law to null
ify its possession or existence. If this
was granted, there would be no disunion,
and in the breast of the speaker thero was
no sympathy for disuniou to long as Union
was maintained on principle.
IV. As Christian, wo should recognize
tho precept of Jesus, "Render unto Ciesar
tho things which aro Cxsar's." As Chris
tiaus aud as citizens wo should obey tbo
powers ordained by God. If wo had only
done our duty in this respect as Christians,
there would bo no dissension to-day. He
believed as devoutly as ho behoved in
eternity that if tho American pulpit had
done its duty tho American nation would
bo at peace. When wo see tho ministers
of God substituting rifles for Ribles, and
disscmiuating discord amoug men, it was
tiuio for tho Cluistiau community to aiise.
Ho desired to urge upon bis hearers the
duty of sustaining tho Constitution and
the laws oftho United States. As for tho
egeaker, ho had planted bis feet upon that
rock, and nothing but an electric bolt dash
ing from tv thunder cloud could remove
Our Constitutiou,the Amciicanljibledia l
btcn flamed by as gifted minds, as pure
hearts, and as noblo spirits, as uver were
created by men who loved law, order,
pcaco aud liberty. We should all obey it
Each Stato should carefully, scrupulously,
conscientiously mind its own busiuess. If
tbo peoplo do not liko tho laws let them bo
repealed but until legally repealed thoy
should stand by tho fourth nrtielo and cv
cry other artisl in tli ConUWtion,
Once mora, wo should remember that
wo aro a nation of brothers. When tho
revolutiuuary struggle took place, noblood
flowed more freely, mora patriotically than
the blood of our Southern fathers. Tho
chivalrous sons of tho South had shed
their blood in every portion of tbo colonial
battle-grounds. Rotwecu tho North and
South thero still exists a brotherhood of
blood. Wo aro all proud of tho glory of
tho American name. Shall this fraternal
blood now run together in deadly conflict
into ono great river of terrible death I
Shall there bo ciril war, anarchy, and
desolation? Shall brother fight against
brother, and kinsman against kinsman?
Shall a single star bo torn from tho glori
ous galaxy, or a single stripo bo blotted
from tho consecrated fold ? Shall the
Aniciiean eagle, the proud bird which has
soared aloft in majesty aud glory for three
score years and tou, bo compelled to pour
out one wild shriek as it rises from its
mcmiug liar: "Farewell, farewell, tho
land of tho freo and tho homo of the
God Almighty fordid sueb a catastrophe?
Let the sous of tho Pinckneys, the Adams
es, the Clays, tho Patrick Henrys, tbo
descendants of Northern patriots and
Southern patriots, onco more unito under
tho Constitution aud its lawi, and within
the bounds of a holy Union. Let every
man speak kindly and lovingly. Lot us
do it in tho spirit of patriotism and love
obeying the commands of our Constitution
aud tho laws and then we can meet,
should wo live another year, in tho spirit
of thanksgiung indeed, with a country
happy and prosperous, and with the stars
and stiipcj chining unmlliod. In the
name of tho fathers, he beggod for union,
and in conelu-iou, invoked upon the people
of America, whether North, South, East,
or West, whether in States or Territories,
tho infinite mercy and loving kindness of
our lleaviuly l'atlier.
Hail Columbia I
Ouo of the best places this side of Jor
dan is Columbia county, in Pennsylvania,
along one of whoo bright, sparkling
streams wo remember our "good old
Homo." Columbia is situated in the
Wyoming Valley, a few miles east of the
Jersey border, and about midway between
tho northern aud boutheru boundaries of
the Stale. Her people are awake to every
thing that is going on, and especially when
the period for electing a President comes
round. In deciding upon this latter ques
tion, they evince a spiiit of consistency
aud respect lor tbo rights of the people of
every section of the country unrivalled by
any county in the United States. At the
late election for President the number of
votes polled was 4,a in, of which John C.
Rreckiurulga received and Stephen
A. Douglas, (!7i'y-6z ; tbo balance being
cast for Lincoln and Dell. This is, per
haps, one oftho most withering rebukes to
Squatter Sovereignty given by any couuty
iu all tho Freo States ; aud we doubt if it
has a parallel in tho cutiro South, inclu
ding a territory giiug an equal number
of votes against Lincoln ami Roll. It is
unquestionably tho Banner county of tbo
Tho Democrats of this section aro iu no
respect identified with tho much abused
institution ol the South. They support it
simply bceauso thoy recognize it as being
fdly sanctioned aud amply prouded foriu
the original compact, and believe it enti
tled to protection eomuicnsurato with the
perils which tui round it. Lot impulsive
nun of tbo South bewaro how they bpoak '
of their friends iu tho free States ; lctthcm I
remember that there is a gallant baud
north of Ma-ou and Dixon's lino as true to
the Constitution and their interest as can
be found auywbero in the Republic.
While tho States remain a Union, they
will never fail to su t dn tho South iu her
present demauds, and should the timo cer
conic when John Rrown raids become tho
order of tho day thoy will have in thco
men an active and powerful ally.
Unioiivillc (Mo.) Argus.
A Ciiil.B'tjl)EAiuui:i). Marion Bituor,
a littlo boy four years old, was so badly
scalded in Philadelphia on Saturday last,
by falling he-ud first iuto a largo kettlo of
boiling water, that ho lived but a few
hours. Ho was comparatively easy after
his wounds v'ere dressed, aud during tho
last hour of bis existence, as belay in bed,
sang tho hymns taught him in the infant
school tbo last being tbo beautiful ono
commencing with tho words, "1 have a
Father iu the Promised Land."
Why should potatoes grow belter than
any other vcgetablo ? Recauso thoy have
eyes to so: what thsy arc using-
How to Prosorvo Woiiion.
Thcie is nothing in tho world that wo
think so much of as women. Our mother
is a women wi'o, sister and pretty cous
ins are women, and the daughters will be,
(Heaven sparo them 1) if thoy liro long
enough. And thero is a love of women in
general which wo do not deny. A fine,
magnificent specimen oftho ecs, full of life
and health, a ripe red check, aud flashing
eye is something that does ouo good to look
at as sbo illuminates tho humdrum side
walks and ovcry-day streets. A North
River steamer under full headway, with
colors flyingjis rather a pretty sight rath
er stirring aud iuspiring and wo pull up
our uag to see her pass, and admiro tho
Bwell she cuts. Comparatively, however,
tho steamer sinks into iusignilicance, or
some other deep water, by the side of a
well-kept, well-dressed woman. Thero is
no rubbing it out ; women aro the ornament
charm, blessing, beauty and bliss of life
(man's life wo mean, of course.) Any
means, therefore, that can bo devised
for preserving them should bo publicly
mado known. They aro different from any
other kind of fruit. You eau not do thorn
up in sugar aud set them in a room, with
a paper soaked in brandy over their mouths
You can not put thorn up in cans, sealed
air tight, without injuring their form and
flavor, Now, as men aro so dependent
upon women for their choicest blessings, a
proper mode for praerviiig tbein becomes
of great iuomunt,and we aro sure tbo pub
lie will thank uj for an infallible receipt:
Have the feet well protected, then pay
the next attention to tho chest. Tho chest
is the repository of tho vital organs.
There abide tho heart and lungs. It is
from tho impression made upon theso or
gans, through the skiu, that the shiver
conies ; it is nature's quako tho alarm
bell at tho onset of danger. A woman
may never shiver from tho effect of eold
upou her limbs, or bands or head ; but let
tho cold strike through her clothing on her
chest, and off go her teeth iuto a chatter,
aud tho whole organisation is in commo
tion. One sudden and severe impression
of eold upon tbo chest has slain its tens of
thousands. Therefore, while tho foot aro
well looked after, never forget tbo chest.
l'hcr,c points attended to, tho natural con
coctions of the dress wiil supply tha rest,
aud tho women is now ready for tho air.
now let her isit her neighbors, go shop
ping, call upon the poor, uud walk for the
good of it, for tho fun of it.
Keep away from the stove or register.
Air that is dry or burnt, nioro or less
charged with gasses evolved by the fuel, is
poison. Go up stairs, and make tho beds
uith mittens on. Fly around tho bouse
like mad aud ventilate tho rooms. Don't
sit pent up in a single room with double
windows. Fruit will not retain its form
or flavor in air tight cans, neither will wo
men. They need air. If tbo shiver comes
on during theso operations, go directly and
put something more about tho breast.
Again, do not live iu dark rooms.
Light feeds tho flowers. No living ani
mal or vegetablo can enjoy health iu dark
ness. Light is as necessary as air, and a
brown tan is preferable, even as a matter
of beauty, to a sickly paleness of com
plexion, This much in regard to tho physical
means of preservation. Thero aro moral
means impoitaut. Every woman should
bo married to an excellent man. Mar-i
riage, it is true brings caro and wear ; but
it is the ring that is worn that keeps
bright, and tho watch that lies still
unwound, that gets out of order, Tho
sweet sympathies involved in tho family
relation, tho new cucrgics developed by
new responsibilities. Tho new compensa
tion for all outlays of strengthjbiiug about
a delightful play upou tho heart and intel
lect, which in their reaction upon tho body
produce- an effect that is nothing less than
preservation. Then there is a higher
moral power than this ono which wo
6pcak of soberly aud reverently. Nu ono
is completely armed against tho encroach
ing ills of lifo who has in tho heart, no
place for religion. Tho calmness, tlio pa
tience', aud tbo joy and bopo that aro in
po-session of that women whoso heart is
right in its highest relation, can never f.dl
to preserve and heighten every personal
power aud charm that she posse.-ses.
1 hero you havo the receipo. Somo of it
is in sportivo furm , but it is not the less
tobcr truth. It has within a euro for ma
ny a disease tho preventative for moro.
It might bo mado longer i when wo soo
tho prescription? universally adopted, it
will bo timo to biiug forward the remainder.
Lottor from Ex-ircsidout Morco
rromlbo Washington Constimtlon.
We havo been shown a privato letter
from Ex-President Pierce to a friend in
thjs city, written, it is true, in tbo course
of friendly correspondence, and not with a
view to publication. But as wo think tho
peoplo aro entitled to tho views of well
known and tried public servants, who havo
enjoyed a largo sharo of the public confi
dence, wo havo requested a copy of this
letter for this issue. Wo recognize in ev
ery lino of it a spirit of patriotism and de
votion to the wholo country, which will
insuro;the attentive perusal of every rea
der :
Lowxr.r,, Mass., Nov. 20, 1600.
My Doar Sir : Your letter was received
at Concord, on Saturday, and I should
havo answered it while there, if I could
have found a littlo interval of leisure. I
am hero to-day on buiincss,and can there
fore do scarcely more than to thank you;
but let so much, at lcat, bo said.
Tbo apprehensions which you so forci
bly express did not increase mino. You
know how sincerely and earnestly I have
for years deprecated tbo causes which, if
not removed, I foresaw must produco tbo
fearful crisis which is now upon us ; and 1
know how ineffectual, in tLi Motion, have
been all warnings of patriotism and ordi
nary for.cist. Now, for tho first time,
men aro compelled to open their eyes, a?
if aroused from some strange delujiou,up.
on a full view of the nearness and magni
tude of tho impending calamities. It is
worso than idle, it is fooll-bardy, to
discuss tho question of piobablo relative
suffering and loss in different r.cctions of
tho Union. In ease of disruption, we shall
all bo involved in common financial cm
barrassmcuts and ruin, and, I fear, in
common destruction so much more appal
ling than any attendant upou mere sacri
fice of property, that ono involuntarily
turns even from its contemplation. To
my mind, ono thing is clear, no wise men
can, under cxi'tiug circumstances, dream
of coercion. Tho first blow struck in that
directiouwill bo a blow fatal even to hopj.
You havo observed, of course, how se
riously commercial confidence, and conse
quently tho price of stocks, &e., have al
ready been shaken at tho North, and yet
there is in tho public mind a very imper
fect apprehension of the real danger. Still
there aio indications of a disposition to re
peal laws directed againt tho couatitution
al rights of the Southern States such as
"personal liberty bills," &c., aud if wo
could gain a littlo lime, there would seem
to bo ground of hope that theso just causes
of distrust aud dissatisfaction may bo re
moved. I trust tho South will mako a largo
draft on their devotion to tho Union, and
be guided by the wiso moderation which
tho exigency so urgently calls for. Can it
bo that this Hag, with all tho stars in their
places, is uo longer to float at home
abroad and always as an emblem of our
united power, common freedom and un
challenged security? Can it bo that it is
to go down iu darkness, if not in blood,
beforo wo havo completed a single century
of our independent national existence?
I agreo with you that madness has rul
ed the hour in pushing forward a lino of
aggressions upou tho South, but I wiil not
despair of returning reason, aud of a rea
wakened tenso of constitutional right and
duty. I will still look with earnest bopo
for tho full aud speedy vindication of tho
coequal rights and cotqual obligations of
theso States, and for restored fraternity
under the present Constitution fraternity
scoured by following tho cxamplo of the
fathers of the Republic fraternity based
upon admission aud chcciful maintenance
of all provisions and requirements of tho
sacred instrument under which they and
their children havo been so signally bless
ed. When that bopo shall polish, if per
ish it must, life itself, my friend, will I033
its valuo for you and me.
It is apparent that much will depend
upon tho views expressed and the touo aud
temper manifested during the early days
of the session of Congress now near at hand
May tho G od of our fsthors guide tbo
counsels of those who in tho different de
partment! of government aro invested in
this critical epoch with responsibilities un
known since tLo sitting oftho Convention
which framed tho Constitution,
Your friend,
A winow lady sitting by a cheerful
fire in a mcditativo mood, shortly alter
her husband's deccaso, feigned: "Poor
fellow how ho did liko a good liro ? I
bopo ho has gone where they keep good
2KS jting turn to tnrow iu a narret ot uour i 1 urainj.
Washington Oponing Congress.
It was, I think, in tho year 1701 or
1705, that as a boy I was among tho
spectators congregated at that corner and
parts closo by, to witness a great public
spectacle Washington was to open tho
session of Congress by going in person, as
was his custom, to deliver a speech to both
Houses assembled in the chamber of tho
Houso of Representatives. The crowd
was immense, considering tho eizo of our
city: for, although then tho largest in the
country, its population was hardly moro
than forty-five thousand. It filled tho
whole area in Chestnut street, before tho
State IIouso extended along the lino of
Chestnut itroct, and spread north and
south some distanco along Sixth street.
A way kept open for carriages in tho mid
dlo of tho street, was the only placo Dot
packed with people. I had a stand on the
Eteps.of ono of tho houses in Chestnut
street, which, raising mo above tho mass
of human beads, enabled mo to see to an
advantage. After waiting lone
it seemed to a boy's impatience, 'the car
nage of tho President at length olowlv
drove up, drawn by four beautiful bay
horses. It was whito, with medallion or
naments on tho panoh, and tho livery of
the servants, as well as I remember, was
white turned up with red : at any rafo a
glowing livery; tho ontiro display in
equipages at that era, in our country gen
erally, and iu Philadelphia in particular,
wuilo the peat of government, being moro
rich and varied than now, though fewer
in number. Washington got out of his
carriage and slowly crossing the pavement,
ascended tho steps of the edifice, upon tho
upper end of which be pauscd,and, turning
half round, looked in tho direction of a
carriage which had fo'lowed tho lead of his
own. Thus ho stood for a minuto, dis
tinctly seen by everybody. He stood in
all bis civic dignity. His costume was a
full suit of black velvet ; his hair, iu itself
blanched by timo, powdered to enov
whiteness, a dress sword by his side, and
his hat held in his baud. Thuj ho stood
iu silence; and what moments theso were!
Throughout tho dense crowd profound
stillness reigned. Not a word was hoard.
It was a feeling beyond that which vents
itself in shouts. Every heart wa3 full.
In vain would any tonguo havo spoken.
All wcro gazing in muto admiration
Every eye was rivited on his majestic form.
It might havo seemed as if ho stood in that
po-ition to gratify tho assembled thou
sands with a full view of tho father of their
country. Not so. Ho had paused for his
secretary, then I beliovo Mr. Dandridgo
or Colonel Lear, who got out of tho other
carriage a chariot decorated liko his
own. His H'cretary, ascending tho steps,
handed him a paper probably a copy of
tho spepch to bo delivered when both
entered tho building. Then it was, and
not till thm, that the crowd sat up huzzas,
long, loud, and enthusiastic.
A BcAuriruL RnrLccxiON. Bulwcr
eloquently says :
'i cannot believe that the earth is man's
abiding placo. It can't be that our life i3
cast upon tho ocean of eternity to float a
moment upon its waves aud sink into
nothingness! Else why is it, that tho
glorious aspirations, which leap like an.
gels from the temple of our hearts, aro
forever wandering about unsatisfied ?
Why is it that tho rainbow aud clouds
como over us with a beauty that is not of
earth, and then pass off and leave us to
muse upon their faded loveliness ? Will
is it that the stars who hold their festival
around tho midnight throne, aro set above
tho grasp of our limited faculties, forever
mocking us with their unapproachable
glory ? And fiually, why i- it that bright
forms of human beauty aro presented to
our view, and then taken from us, leaving
tho thousand streams of our affections to
flow back iu Alpino torrents upon our
hearts ? Wo are born for a higher des
tinv than that of earth ; thero is a reilm
1 -
where tho rainbow never fade-3, whero tho
I stars will spread beforo us liko islands
' that slumber on tho ocean, aud where the
. beings that pass before us like shadows
will stay in our prcjoiico torevcr.
A little boy of a certain Tillage, not far
from Gcrmautowu, being asked in Sunday
school "what is the chief end of man?"
answered, " TLo end what's got tho head
Tnr. coolest people in tho world thoso
who send alow lines of advertisement, ae.
cunipanied by a column ot ediUrial whi' h
thoy mildly request to 1 3 iu'-crt d prutis.
This is precisely tho samo as paying a
storekeeper for a pound of sugar and as-
iking him to throw iu a barrel of flour 1
YOL, 24,
Wonderful Calculation.
A writer thus undertakes to convoy
some idea of the greatness of tho popula
tion of China :
"The mind cannot grasp tho real import
of so vast a number. Four hundred mil.
liontl What does it mean? Count it.
Night and day, without rest, or food, or
sleep, yon continue tbo weary work ; yet
cloven days has passed before you havo
counted tho first million, and moro than
as many years beforo the end of tho tedi
ous task can bo reached." Ho also sup
poses this mighty multitudo to tako tip its
line of march in a grand procession, placed
in single file at six feet apart, and march
ing at the rate of thirty miles a day, ex
cept on the Sabbath, which is given to
rest. "Day after day tbo moving column
ad vanccs, tho head pushing on far toward
the ri i ng sun , now bridge tho Pacific , no w
bridge tho Atlantic. And now Ihe Pacifio
is crossed, but still tbo long procession
marches on, stretching across high mount
ains, and sunny plains, and broad rivers,
through China aud India, and tho Euro
pean kingdoms, and on again over tho
Btormy bosom of tho Atlautic. Rut tho
circuit of tho world itself affords not stand
ing room. The endless column will doublo
upon itself, nud doublo again and again,
and shall girdle the earth eighteen times
before tbo great reservoir which furnishes
those numberless multitudes is exhausted.
Weeks, and months, and years roll nway,
and still thoy come, men, women and chil
dren. Since the march began the littlo
obild has become a man, and yet on thoy
come, 111 unfailing numbers. Not till the
end of forty-one years will the last of tho
long procession have pasted."
Such u China in its population : and if
Homer could preach eloquently on tho
vanity of mau as mortal, with equal elo
quence, hail be seen or contemplated tho
millions of China, could be haye preached
on tho vanity cf man a3 an individual
A worthy gentleman, Major
was once placed in charge of tho peniten
tiary in tho District of Columbia, no
accordingly hd tho inmates paraded iu
tbo yard, and, with a graceful gesturo,
commenced a speech to them, m follows :
'Gentlemen hem ! no, you aro not gen
tlemen. Fellow-citizens hem I no, I'll
answer you aro not fcllow-citizass. Con
victs 1 I havo just been appointed, by tho
President oftho United States, warden of
this penitentiary. Now, I wish to say to
yo that it is my design to have everything
conducted hero in tho mot orderly man
ner, and I would liko it to bo understood
that tho first rascal of you that makos a
fii's shall bo kicked out of tho establish
ment." A wnur. known equestrian is now on a
farm in Kansas engaged in traininc a
number of buffaloes to the ring, intending
to nuc an act ot horsemanship (?) unon
ono of them. He has ten of them in hand,
which ho intends driving tandem beforo a
music wagon in procession. It is nrobablo
that he will so far accomplish his purpose
as to join some company next spring. A
tandem team of buffaloes in procosjiou,
driven by ono person, will indeed bo a
Living Near to God. One day a
girl about five years old heard a prcache
of a certain denomination praying most
lustily, till tho roof rang with tho strength
of his supplications. Turning to her moth
er and beckoning the maternal car down
to a speaking distance sho whimpered :
"Mother, don't you think that if he lived
nearer to Gcd ho wouldn't havo'to talk so
loud ?"
Such a question is worth a volurao on
"elocution in prayer."
The best blunder we havo heard of for
a long timo was committed recently, by a
negro servant, who had been sent by hia
mistress to borrow Blackwood's Magazine
from a neighbor. Ho delivered his moss
ago as follows : "Mirsis compliments, and
says will you plcaso send her tho July
number oftho Uack bomlazint.
IIe.nuy, yon ought to bo ashamed, to
throw away bread liko that. You may
want it, somo day.'
'Well, mother, would I stand any bet
ter chance of getting it then, should I cat
it up now?'
Said a woman to an old maid, "My
husband is not so good a husband as ho
should bo, but ho is a powerful tight bel
ter than noiio."
Xct ipanlt jour cHdlrcu with a.
handsaw, or box tucir cars with tho sharp,
odgo of a hatchet. It is aptjto affect thir