Lewisburg chronicle. (Lewisburg, Pa.) 1850-1859, December 11, 1850, Image 1

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Hfcy cmc tpirlt fmm the rraira of i;Vry
I. unit rirth, a in thr days of ot 1
1 tw timt -f anVnT writ and savr) atory t
1 lir-o a -re JUUuit, or baa earJi grow rV.J?
Oft liaw I east-d. when utit trl.-mlf weeding
W.e-i .- 'niirin of a hot jrine. by.
T' eat-h. the t:iviu7 oi n,- wi.it, piT.iMn jlinj"
AiM the, &-nl'uic. of itif tfiowtn;. a ;
Anl oft. -ahen roi-tnilit 4tnn in difttant fliillnAM
tVer- raltnl luirriiu. listened late and ton,
But Nrur' me .t ut on in s.-tnn fltillncaa,
liraxuiK no tvbo of Lhc ncra'th' book!
To rknlik-bem'M rky ha thir lat aiithero riaen
When fUtH-r M:irn U'fofv thf lTir prrw d:m ?
Waa tiM-ir I art ftrrawnrv known in l'tar'B prio(
Or wbtTi- rKulciiii: martyr raised flirir liwnr
An J 3 (- all vithin th valr fif-partM ?
TImtv aai no wine mlxiiz tit rnptmi now,
Arvl many a tear frum tinman eyes tiirtJ
Wiit Dfil tmrh baa tlmni a murtaJ brow.
)!' Fartti inip-!, IT'nirh thr ft rmi are ouMsl
Bu' ot tUf ti clay km rHthi.m ail bt'!o-. ;
Touh )iarpt an aiitinfr an'l lriirbt pinin fnjrlrd,
We kiv llrm by tiie lovMiyht on llwir brtw !
I hat sn anirrla y th- W otie pillow,
Tliir a tin mi ft lone atti tbr K'un-llfM trrsl;
Whre iniitr-n hfarta rrv dnntiny l.k thf wiilow
Trie al'--i bHwrfB thf liitig and Ui 4rmd."
And if y ffilil by wirthlr ditnn h:nJ"r-(
tt hrlii no hoTruif rhrrubim in air.
I dnubttl not lar pir t-i kiMw their kindrt-J
Tney nnuVd uwo tlie winftli-iw walciirra tlirrc.
There hare Keen anpel In the a'lArtiny priann -2n
mmiieil hall by the lne vtUow'a hearth;
An-i wht-re thy paer.l. the fallen have npne.i
The pdJy pauil iht uiuurnerV hfrf ha4 birth.
I haee aeen one uliow eloqnetKT eoanmnndins;
Riiywot the rirb erhowa nf tiie human bivxrt.
The bhindiahni'-nta of walth anti withstanding.
Hi at lutpe miht rvarh the unriiic and i4prvai.
And by hit tide there moved a form of bemnty,
Htrvwint! ewrt flnwera aloncr hta ath of lilV ;
atnd lookinic with mk maA !ve-k-ut dut
1 call lr an'!, but he called her wire :
0, many a ajairit walk the wrM anhorslf d
That when it Tril of tancm it iaid 4mwb,
hall nar Aloft with piuton unitnor-td.
Wrannp iu glory like a s tarry crvwnl
The reason of rirh men'j on being no
ofirn un-iucceasful io the great business ol
li e ia that they are improperly educated in
their infancy and childhood. They are not
obliged to look out for to-morrow, to help
ihemsulvea out of difliruHies. or, generally,
lo rely upon their own exertion for the
f)ect'sifiea and luiuries of life. They do
not a-e. f-ither, that their parent? are com
pelled to do any of these thing ; and, great
pain are taken to keep them frum associ
ation with the only person who could
benefit them by example, at thnt ape, as
thing now are The children ol the striving
poor. Rich parents, instead of surround
ing their children by circumtiince ciilcu
lalied to irritate it to active manifestation,
the Perceptive, Exerutivp, and Restraining
power of the minds of their children, take
great pains to place them in positions in
which there is no occasion to u-e these
Faculties. They pay other Io Percpiye.
Eecu:e, and Restrain for their children
literati vt to r ramp their minds, and thu
make thrmlhe servants of the next genera-!
Hon. i hese Physical Faculties thus dulled
and sometimes entirely killed by neglect,
the young man when forced into conflict
with the world in after lite, find himself
entirely unable to cope wiih those who have
been necessitated in infancy and childhood
b) use the Physical Faculties of the Mind.
To be a leader among men, lo command
and manage them successfully and easily,
tu be a good diplomatist, a good statesman,
to negotiate well, lo be successful in a lare
buxinest, and to get rich in it, lo be able
praetica'ly to understand, and lo make
practically understood by others, ideas, to
carry out which, men and things have to
be used ; in short, lo go ahead, not by fits
and atarts, but steadily and surely, io any
pursuit, the Lower or Physical Faculties
of the Mind should be well developed ; and
this can only be done in infancy and child
hood. We must not be understood to say thai
the children of 'he poor are scientifically
developed, but that cirrumslnnces comoel
them to exercise, somehow, and to some
extent, Faculties that the children of the
rich are allowed and often obliged io neg
lecu Hence, let the poor man's son be
deprived, at twenty-one years of age, ol
wealth, friends, and the influence of paren
tage and connections, let him be thrown
entirely on hia own resources, and he will
find himse f, no matter bow hi Higher In
tellectual Faculties may have been devel.
oped, quite unab'e to cope with those who
Q their infancy were obliged lo depend
upon the exercise of their Lower Mental
faculties lor a living, in conformity to ihe
design of the Creator. Tht Umit.
When a man is unfortunate, people are
ready to find him faulty, kal ibey should
be forced to pity him.
Passing Away.
I a-krj the rtir Id the pomp of night,
GTldiniz it? blai'km,sfi with crown of licht,
ftripht with beauty anil girt with power,
Whether eternity were not thr dowerf
And direMik mu.ic stulc from their fphcrea,
Hearing iw message to mortal i
We hare no light that hath not been iriTMi,
tV.- have no alivtiirUi but Poon ifaul be riven,
We have mo power wberein man may truet.
Like him. we are thine oT time and dust ;
and the legend we blaxon with hpam and ray.
And the song of our alienor, is passing away.
"We hall Cide In our beauty, thr fair and the bright,
Like Inmps that have served for s festal night;
And rhaJl fiill from our .phrrrs, the old snd the strong,
Like rose litem swept by the breeze along :
Though wora!iipd as gods in the olden day.
We shall bs like a vain dream, passing away."
From the roars of heaven to Uie flowers of earth,
Prom the pageant of power and the Voice of mirth,
Fnsn the mists of morn on the mountain's brow,
'p.m childhood', song and affection's vow.
Prom all nve that o'er winch fiii bears away,
HrwnUwi but one record "Pscsuig away.'
Ffl.sin sway sing the breete snd the rill
they row on their course hy vale and by hilt:
Tiirmiiii the varing scenes of each earthly eiime,
Tis the le4on of nature, the voice of time,
And nun at liut, like his fiitlivrs gray,
rVritcs on hu n. u dun fauuso swat.
" I think," said old Denjamin (licks, a
comfortable farmer, residing some fifty
miles from Cincinnati, " that I'll take a
litiie trij) over to S., and see how Peter is
coming on."
" 1 wih you would,'' replied the farmer'
wife, a fine, hearty-looking old woman,
with a pleasant, intelligent countenance
" I wish you would, Ilenjamin. There's
not much to do now at home ; and vou can
go away for a week, as well as not. It
will be a good opportunity lo see the family,
and judge of things a little from your own
observation. Hannah makes a dreadful
mou'h whenever she writes."
" 1 know .she docs, and that'a the reason
why I thought of going over. There'
something wrong, depend oo't something
wrong. Than Peter, there isn't a harder
working or more industrious man any
where, I'll give him credit for that. He
ought lo get along comfortably and lay up
money. No one in the State has a finer
piece of farm land, nor one that, properly
treated, ought to turn out more to the
" And I can speak for Hannah," said the
old lady. "I raised her, and I know that
she hasn't a lazy bone in her body."
"It isn't want of industry oo either side,"
remarked Benjamin Hicks. The defect
lies somewhere io want of management ;
or in the profitable disposition of what they
make. Handwork is all very well; but it
is ofien like rowing with one oar ; there
must be a head-work to make the boat
shoot lightly lorward. Yes yes, I must
see them."
It was towards the latter part of Decem
ber, a few days before Christmas, that the
brief conversation, here given, look place
between Benjamin Hicks and his wife.
On Christmas day, the old gentleman, true
to his purpose, arrived by stage in S.
Soon afterwards he entered i he farm house
of Peter Miller, which, neither within nor
without, presented an air of thrift or com
fort. A hearty welcome did Uncle Ben receive
from Peter and Hannah ; and also from
their children. Of Ihe latter, there were
four living three had died. The oldest of
these was Ellen, a girl in her sixteenth
ear; Henry, just fourteen, came next.
Butween him and Hannah, a bright, rest
less, noisy creature, seven yeaisold, there
had been a brother and sister ; but, two
small hillocks in the grave-yard near by,
marked ihe spot where their dust was
mingling with its kindred dust. A baby,
nearly Iwo years ol 1, completed the house
hold treasures of Peter and Hannah Miller.
For a few hours alter I he old gentleman's
arrival, the pleasure felt at his coming
beamed from every countenance. Peter
was talkative and cheeiful, and Hannah's
face was lit up with a constant succession
of smiles. After supper, however, when
all the children but Ellen were in bed she
sat up lo help her mother with the sewing
of the family and the quiet of evening
made their thoughts sober ; Peter grew
silent, and Hannah, as she sat at her work,
now and then sighed involuntarily.
' How are you getting on now, Peter T
asked Mr. Hicks, breathing ia upon a
silence of several minutes.
' Not so well as 1 could wish, Uncle
Ben,' replied Peter. He tried to affect a
cheerful air, but the real despondency that
was in his heart could not be disguised.
I'm sorry lo hear you say that,' re
turned the old gentleman. "You were
always honest and industrious ; and in the
country, honest industry should rise by its
own inherent buoyancy.'
' Peter works hardenough.dear knows,''
spoke up Hannah. " We ought to get
along. If he goes on as he has been going
for ihe last few years, he will break him
self down.'
" Thai's bad,'' said Uncle Ben, very
bad ; work, even hard work, is belter for
the health than idleness. Rust destroys
more than friction. But over-work is not
That I already begin to feel," said
Peter. " 1 give out much quicker than I
did some years ago.
" Bad.barj," retanwd Unci Benhakmg
his head. " You're just in the prime of
life, Peier. Al your age I could go through
more work without fatigue, than at any
time before.'
"And what is worst of all,' sighed Pe
ler, " I don't seem to get in the least before-
handed. In fact, for the last three or four
years, I have found it impossible to make
both ends meet.''
Yes, that is worst of all, Peter. I'm
sorry lo hear you say that.'
" Last winter,'' resumed Peter, " I loi
twenty sheep, and two of the finest cows in
the neighborhood."
" We've been very unlucky, Uncle Ben,'
said Hannah, pausing In her work, and
looking with moia'ened eyes in ihe old gen
tleman'i face. " Very unlucky, and we're
downright discouraged. I don'i know
what is going to become of us. Peter had
to mortgage the farm this year."
"Mortgage! Mortgage!'' The old man
shook his head and looked serious.
" There was no help for il, Uncle, said
Peter. " It was mortgage or be sued."
How came you to get in debi?''
" Well, I bought from a neighbor a
wagon and a pair of horses for a hundred
and sixty dollars. promising to pay forihem
after harvest. But crops were short, and
my bills at the store a great deal higher
than I expected. In fact, there had been
no settlement for a year, and it took my
five hundred bushels of wheat and three
hundred bushels of corn to make all
" Bless me!" ejaculated ihe old man.
" And so nothing remained to live on until
next harvest ?"
' Nothing."
Uncle Ben shook his head, compressed
his lips, and was silent for some moment.
" What did you get for your wheat ?"
he at length asked.
Fifty-eight cents," replied Peter.
" Sixty-eight.''
" No; fifty-eight.
" You did'nt sell your crop for that.
" Yes. It wss all Gray & Elder would
allow me for it."
" Fifty-eight cents! Well, that beats all!
And did you sell your whole five hundred
bushels at that price!"
' While I received sixty eight cents for
all of mine!"
You did!"
' Certainly I did. So you lost just fifty
dollars on your wheat crop by not gelling
the market price !'
" Fifiy dollars ! How many comforts
fifty dollars would buy !' said Hannab,
letting her work fall in her lap with a
gesture of despondency.
" And what price did you get for your
corn !" asked Uucle Ben.
Twenty-five cen's,' replied Peter.
" From lira v & Elder V
" Yes."
" Mine brought thirty-two. Just seven
cents a bushel difference. How many
husheis had you ?'
' I sold three hundred bushels."
At a loss of twenty-one dollars. Sev
enty-one dollars loss on your wheat and
corn crops in a single year. I don't much
wooder, PeV'r, that you can't get along,
if you let other people swindle you in this
way. It requires two things lo make a
successful farmer. Intelligence in agricul
tural matters, sufficient to make the ground
produce freely, and that knowledge in
regard to the state of the produce market,
necessary to ensure sales at the best prices.
You are a hard-working man, Peter ; but
to ensure success, something beyond hard
work is needed. The head must guide the
hands. And in order to do this, the head
must be properly enlightened."
Uncle Ben inquired still further and
more minutely into Peter's affairs, and
the results confirmed his first impression.
There was industry, but it was not enlight
ened industry.
" Do you take an Agricultural paper !"'
he asked, during ihe conversation.
N,'' replied Peter, with some empha
sis, " I don't believe in book farming
I've seen too many men ruin themselves
by new experiments. I was brought up
by one of the best practical farmers in ihe
State, and know my business thoroughly.
There's only one right way to till the
ground, and I flatter myself that I under
stand that way.'
Uncle Benjamin Hicks tried to show
Peter that he was in error here ; but this
was a subject on whieh Peter grew warm
at onse. and thus closed the avenues of his
mind to aK the appeals of reason.
On the next day, Peter M Her was ab
sent on business which called him lo a
neighboring town, and ihe old gentleman
spent most of the lime in the house with
his niece, asking questions, giving advice,
and minutely observing everything that
passed around him. There was hut little
real comfort in the dwelling, and little culti
vation in the children.
Ellen, the oldest, was a coarse, hard
working girl, who bad been (o achool long
enough tu learn to read, and to fill a few
pages of blank paper with pot hooks and
hinges. Beyond this, her mind was un
educated in all that pertained io book
knowledge. Coarse and rough as she was,
however, there were about her certain
ele.nenls of womanly beauty in the first
efforts of development, that Uncle Ben
perceived, aud which awoke for'her, in his
mind, a feeling of both interest sod concern.
' You're working Elien loo hard," said
the old gentleman to his niece, as ihe girl
passed through the room where ihey were
sitting, carrying a large kettle of boiling
water which she had just heated for wash
ing. " I know it," replied Mrs. Miller ; " I
think of it every day. Ellen ought to be
going to school. But I can't spare her. J
If we could afford help, it would be differ
ent. It makes my heart ache. Uncle Ben,
whenever I think of the way our children
are growing up." s
"All bad very bad,'' said Uncle Ben,
shaking hia head, and looking grave.
"There's something wrong. Depend upon
it, Ellen, there's something wrong. You're
all industrious enough ; all, in lact, over
worked ; and yet there is no thrift, no
order in your family, no cheerfulness, no
Hannah acknowleged, with tears in her
eyes, the trutn Ol tne picture. Hut she
knew no remedy ; and saw nothing but
trouble ahead.
If we go on aa we have been going,''
said she, M we'll lose our farm in two or
three years ; and then what is to become
of us all t I feel utterly discouraged."
" I see no books about.'' said Uncle Ben,
sometime afterwards. Don't Ellen and
Henrv spend some of their time in read
ing r
" There's the Bible and seme old reli
gious books up stairs," replied Hannah.
" But the children don't care about them.
Henry borrowed the Arabian Nights and
Robinson Crusoe from some of our neigh
bora' children, and he and Ellen got so
interested iu them, that ihey couldn't do any
thing else. Henry would leave his work
in the field and hideaway among the bushes
lo read, and Ellen would neglect every
thing for the same purpose. Their father
got so angry about it-ahat he positively
forbade their bringing any niore books into
the house.'
" Is it possible J Do you take a newspa
per t"
" No. We can't afford to spend money
in that way. We have nothing to spare
for useless things. And. besides, Peter has
no lime to read. When night comes, he
is so worn down with work that he is glad
to get in bed." .
" No newspaper! Why, Hannah! You
had much belter all go without a meal once
a week, than not have a newspaper. I
don't wonder
Uncle Ben checked himself and became
more thoughtful than before.
On the net day he asked Peter why he
didn't lake a paper
" No lime lo read ; and. besides, I can I
afford I lie expense." replied Peter.
" A couple of dollars a year would meet
"I must pay my debts. Uncle Ben.
before 1 think about indulging in newspa
pers,' returned Peier.
You'd find a paper a great saving. even
f it cost len dollars a year," remarked the
old gentleman.
Peter did not in the least comprehend
ihe meaning of this declaration. But, as
he did not ask fur any explanation, none
was given.
You're a hard working man, Peter,''
said Benjamin Hicks after two or three
days had been spent in the family of his
nephew and niece" a hard working man.
I'il give you credit for thai. But. from all
I have seen and heard since I have been
here, Peter. I must say that you are not a
good farmer!'
" You're the first man who ever said
that! quickly replied Peter, the blood
springing to his face.
That may be.r returned Uncle Ben.
Still, il does not gainsay my words. You
are oot a good farmer. Peter, and your
want of,thrift shows it."
f wish you would explain yourself.
Uncle Ben," said Peter, both hi voice and
countenance showing that the remark burl
him a good deal. " No man in the neigh
borhood would like to say an much."
" A good farmer.with one hundred acres
of land like yours, must get along. You
don't get along, and therefore I say, you
are not a good farmer."
Now Peier was rather quick tempered,
and this assertion of the old man's chafed
him in a tender place. He tried to control
his feelings, but the effort was not fully
Uncle Ben," said he, in a sharp, angry
voice, while his fce grew still redder, I
won't let anybody talk to me after thai
fashion. I'm -orry you came, if it was
only to insult me in my troubles."
"O.Peter!" eielMaew Hannah, in
tones of rliaire, " dou't speak so lo Uncle
Ben ! ' .
" Petei Peter.'' said Uncle Benjamin,
soothingly, "you don't understand me."
" Yes I do understand you !" replied
the excited Peter. -'I've got ear and
common sense. You say I am no farmer,
and that's"
Slop, stop, Peter. I didu't say you
were no farmer. I only said you were not
a good farmer. And if you will hear me
patiently, I'll prove to you'
" I'll hear nothing more on the subject,
Uncle Ben,'' sharply retorted Peter. "Not
a word more ! When a man says I am
no farmer, 1 feel insulted. He might as
well way that I'm not a man !"
" Peter, Peter ! don't act so !" said poor
H:innah, whose eyes were filled with tears.
From the hour of Uucle Ben's arrival, she
had suffered ihe hopo which then sprang
up in her heart, that he would help them
io their troubles, to grow stronger and
stronger. The many inquiries he made,
and the interest he manifested in every
member of the family, satisfied ber of a
purpose lo aid them in his mind. Now her
husband seemed in a fair way to mar all
by his untimely anger.
" Come, come, Peter!" spoke up the
old gentleman, with some authority in his
manner, " this is all nonsense. What I
say is for your good. Can't you under
stand that, you silly fellow !" -
" i don't wish to talk any more on the
subject. Uncle lien," replied Peter ; so
change it if you please."
This was said in a way that Unc'e Ben
did not by any means like ; so, tossing his
head with affected indifference, he ans
wered : Oh, every well ! very well !
Ju-t as you like."
Then came a long silence, which wss
finally broken by sobs from Hannah, who,
after having tried for some lime, but in
vain, lo control her feelings, burst into a
fit ofcrying.
Neither husband nor Uncle Ben said
any thing to sooth her distress.
lo a little while she arose and led Ihe
room ; and, in a few minutes afterwards,
the two men separated.
On the next morning. Uncle Ben an
nounced, while they were at the breakfast
table, his purpose to leave for home after
dinner. Peter felt sorry for having mani
fested sonuch angry impatience, though
he pajpniy justified himself on the plea of
great provocation. The declaration, that
he was not a good farmer, was one that he
rould not bear. If there was anything
that he did know, it was how to farm.
On this knowledge he had prided himself
for many years ; and, what was more,
particularly prided himsell, on being a
thorough practical agriculturist, and no
upstart theoretic-book-farmer," who. as
he sometimes said, wouldn't know, except
f ir books and newspapers, whether pota
toes grew above or below ground.
Still Peter felt sorry fur having lost his
temper, and wished that it hadn't been so.
But men of his character are not apt to j
Own a fault. It lakes a man of some stain-
, , r li 1 I
ma, oesicie si goou uirgicc u. ki-hiii-i- I
edge and true elevation of 1 haracter, to do
this. He felt sorry, but not prepared to
say so.
I thought you were going to spend a
week wiih us T'said Peter, when this an
nouncement wss msde.
" I did think of doing so, when 1 left
home,'' replied the old gentleman, but
I've changed my mind.
Hannah looked sadly into Uncle Ben's
face.and ihen glanced towards her husband.
She did not peak her heart was too full.
Nothing more wss said during the
meal. Af er breakfast, Peter went out to
look after the cattle, sheep and horses, and
Uncle Ben went into the little spare room
where a bright fire had been kindled by
EHen. He had been sitting only a few
minutes when Hannah came in. and draw,
ing a chair close up to the old gentleman,
said, in a choking voice, as she took h s
hand and looked into his face :
" Don't be angry with Peier, Uncle."
" God bless you, child !" replied the
old man quickly, betraying considerable
emotion as he spoke; "I am not angry
with Peter."
" O yes, you are, and I don't much
wonder. He didn't speak right. But you
know how he prides himself on being a
good farmer.'
"I know I know. 1 can excuse him."
"But you are going off home sooner
than you would have gone, if this hadn't
1 will not forget you."
Hannah caught at these words.
Ah," said she, " Uncle Ben, if you
could help him a little !" Her voice trem
bled. "If you could help him a little. He
works very hard, and tries to get along.
Rut it's so discouraging to be always un
der a pressure to see no light ahead."
Hannah's feelings overeame her. and
she leaned her lace upon Uncle Ben's
shoulder, and sobbed violently. "
Don't take on ao, child don 1 !' said
the old men, in a tender, encouraging
voice. "Hope fiir the best. The darke,
hour, you know, is just tiefnre d.brai.
I wont forget Peter. Perhaps I can hel,
him. I'll go home and think about it."
Ht's very kind io us alt, Un.rle,' sob
bed ll inn ih. And I can't bear to si
htm so troubled as hu it sometimes."
"If he were not quite so sel in hi
ways," replied Uncle Bm, " if he were
only a little more ready io learn, it would
be a great deal better fur you all.''
' I know he's stiff about some things,
Un;le ; but tl.en he means well."
" No doubt of that, Hannah. But no
matter how good a man's intentions are,
ihey will not help him much unless guided
by a well-enlightened judgment. And
there lies Peier' defect. But I will ste
what can be done.'
This was enough to inspire Hannah
with hope. Afer the old gentleman had
depared, which event took place at the
tune fixed upon, she meditated on what
he had said, and her heart took courage.
Uncle Ben was in good circumstances, and
tully able to help them if he would. A
ew hundred dollars might be spared by
him, easily. And how much good a few
hundred dollars woulJ do ihein !
Her hopes were soon whispered in ihe
ear of Peter. A' first he said it w.ts all
nnnme lo thiiik of anything from Uncle
Ren, and in the excitement of the moment,
called him an old miser. Still hope did
find a lurking place io hi htart, and
would not be cast nut.
. Before the day closej, Peter several
limes caught himself musing on the vague
promises of ihe old gentleman, and even
making some calculations predicated there
on. Since themortagage on his farm was
executed, he had experienced a pns-oire
on his feelinos thnt rnhher! him of nil true
r : i r r i .1 .
peace ol nnnd. Before, he seemed at least
lobe stand.no ..ill. if not nrorPs-n
Now. the first downward step being taken,
final ruin seemed inevitable. A mn who
reeis ntmseit sinking, is ready lo catch a.
anything ihat promises lo bear him above
the surface. The act is instinctive, rather
ihan from a determination of the will.
Thus it was wiih Peter ; he felt lhal he
was in deep water, and caught a? the first !
straw which flouted near him. It was iu !
vain that he reasoned against Wry ...
L. . J J L a.. I. . I a I .
ll.s mum, ai.u s'lwpni. iu turn iiiiiisrn uuiii
I. Its power over nun was not in thei.
least atiateo oy tne struggle against it.
At length. Peter Miller ceased lo .earch
for arguments against the probabilities in-
volved in Hannah' uggelinn, and to lei I
his mind rest p'aisntiily 011 ihe certainty of
receiving substantial aid from Unc'e Ben.
Regret for his unhandsome treatment of
the old gentlenvin came with thi state,
minl d wuh fear least he had, in the un
reasonableness i f his anger, done himsell
and fjmilv a serious injury.
Concluded next week.
Love to Nan is Love to Gob.
The following eaquisite lines (translated from the Ara
Trllitnt but 0.0, novertheiew, to be copied ov.-r
and over ajain. The leaut-ful lesson tlu yincuhau ought
repeated quarterly in every newspaper in tlw Cuited
bian) by Lxlca llo, may be fiuniUar to many of our
States. AV lor Jftrror.
Abon Ben Adhcm (may bis tribe tnereaset)
Aokc one niht from a deep dream of pears,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it ru b and lily-like in bloom.
An Aug. I wnliui; in a book of gold ;
Kaceclitig peace had made B.-n Ailhem bold.
And t-i the presence in the room be sa. J.
What wri!st thout" The iimoo raised hia hsaj.
And in a voice made all of sweet accord,
Anwert-d, Tur nanus i i lboe mho love the Lopf
MAnd is mine one V said Ben A.lbem. No, noi so,
Replied the Allel. A 1 On t-p 'ke Ulori: ljw.
But chcerly still : u 1 pray thee, then,
Wr.fc: me a one who love.-, hta frllow men."
The Anccl rose snd vamshed. The next night
He came again, with a gp-at wakening light.
And showed the names whom love of (its! bad blest
And lo! Hen Adhem's name led ail the rest!
Church Influence Theie is an inhe
rent and beautiful tendency in true religion,
to diffuse itself. It is the natural instinct
ot the joys t awaken', and the hope it au
thorises, to reproduce themselves in o;her
minds. The same l-.w of diiTusiveness,
should characterise the genius and history
of a church. Standing s;ill and holding
its own, should be as fir from the ideal ol
a church's lite, as frrn that of the indivi
dual Christian. There is no stationary
summil-level for a denomination ; resting
is going backward. Numbers may be kept
good, and ihe outward machinery of doing
good may be preserved, not only without
advance, but while the inner lileof a church
may be dying out, and its relative power
in thu community rapidly waning. Pro
gress is the law .f life, tn which iudividunls
and communities are alike amenable ; and
churches which practically disregard this
law, must necessarily occupy a subordinate
position in the religious world, and exert
but a feeble control over the thought and
vital activities of the community. Ceasing
to advance, they have really decayed, in
respect to life, influence, and all the objects
w hich give value or meaning lo a church.
As a consequence of this, there are instan
ces lo be found where congregations, once
strong and influential, have dwindled away,
and the ground they occupied, and might
always have occupied, pone into ihe keep
ing of other denominations, nnd influences.
In ihis age of the world, activity, progress,
eneruv. and erowlh. with the resultant
excitement, enlargement cf views, and
e j '
it retch of effort, aie the moral elements
with which a church has todeitl. And the
hurch and pulpit th.it expect to ke p piioe
vith. and retain its hi. Id upon, a busy,
(linking, accumulating, and increasing
.opufafion, must paitakeof someth'ng tf a
Kindred spirit of progress. An -inactive
hurch can not long retain ihe respect or
onfiilenceof such a community. The vital
ties of sympathy will be wanting. And if
one denomination will not meet this want,
others will ; or if all be too inert, ihe ex
citement of error and f-inaiirism will take
the place of truth. TS. Y- Evangelist.
Other People's Eyes.
It is a singular fact in the history of hu
man folly, that other people's eyes cost a
V'tct deal more tfiiio our own. Indeed, other
people's eyes have caused ihe ruiu of many
a poor, mistaken mortal.
It is fur thi sHke i. f appearing in a style
which shall attract and astonish other peo-.
pie's eyes, th it fnshionab'e prop'e are ic
duced in run into pxtraiagincit-s which loo
many of them can not affirJ. and which
ultimately crush and destroy them by the
expense of cash and time which such
courses involve. Could one be possessed
wi'h clairvoyant power for a short time,
inrl be enabled to travel around into the
xecret corners -.ft he thoughts ol the millions
who are str'iiing every nerve. to appear
what they really are not, and see the pains
and heartaches, the troubles, the trials, ths
expedients, and the turning and twisting.
the privations of the real wants th,it the
artificial ones may be gratified the wear
and tear of conscience, aWil the compound
ing, of villainy with the pomptins of
honesty, it would astonish him beyond
measure. Even wh-tt we da see on the
(outside of the curiam, hch hides the
i drama ol life from the outideis, is enough
"""u ' mcan-nuty ,ur-
i A year or two ago, the Evening Mirror
went into a calculation in regard to the ex-
'nsM inurred in nh,ni,,, evpfV Mr ,ha
art;ru,,f riW .i.hiw-t 10 the fliu.tlo.,
of fashisn. Now what is tashion as it rs
grtJs dress 1 Why.it consists principally
in the difference of form; sometimes i: con
sists in mxtcrtal, but material i iiini'ed in
ilw v: f a 1 . a 1 1 1 . t .2 f . . e o - a iipn iTi I iKarii-o ia a
U w 'J e,ther of w0(( .j
I "
1, of
But the forms in which
these can be made up are endless ana rc
1 hnppnn lh(l, when ,he fasllion ,.-,
1 dtci(Je cerIajo f (fm ofdresi (nu
j d , fc- . . f
worshipers must throw away the present
dress, however good it may be, aud obtain
the lattft cut. The Mirror above referred
to estimated that not less lhan Jitthvndrtd
tnilliont of dollars were annually spent in
'he United States, for these articles : Six-
teen millions rf it for hats. Probably
licenty millions f-r caps and bonnets, and
the balance fir other articles mitking not
fir from a million and a half of dollars
spent every day for articles of clothing.
Now as Nothing of some sort must be had.
we will not charge the whole of il to fasll
ion. We w ill only put dow n len per cent.
of it to fashion expense, and it will then
amount to one hundred andif ty thousand
dollars daily, merely to satisfy otUerpeO'
pit's eyes- Verily other people s eyes are
costly things. Mi ne Farmer.
Death of a Son of Alexander Hamilton.
Col. W.n. S. Hamilton, the youngest
sou of the distinguished Ah xander llm-
Iton, died in Si.-ramento City, California,
on the 7ih of August, from a disease of
the heart. Tne SacraT.ento Transcript,
in noiicing his death, says
Al the lime of his father's uo'imely
dja'h bv ihe fatal weapon of Burr, he was
four years of age. Mr. Hanii!on was ed
ucated at West Point, where he grad-jntrd
si the age of tweniy-one- Immediately
alter this he removed lo I Imois, where
he acted for some time ns surveyor ff lha
public lands. He filled a number of public
iiflices in that State, until at length he ie
moved to Wisconsin.to engage in mining."
The venerable mother of Col. H- i
still living at Washington, at the age of
nearly five score years.
John -'ay Smith, Esq., Librarian of the
Philadelphia and Logaoiau L hraries. tn
viies copies of all the paper pub ished in
he United Stales, with a view to have
them exhibited at the greal London Exhi
bition next Spring. They must be ad
dressed lo him free of postage. It ia pro
posed lo arrange them by Slates. Mr S.
justly says, " their number and cheapness
will form an item for suprse and commen
dation abroad, and they are legitimately
entitled to the distinction."
The Cherokee people have presented n
memorial lo ihe Leg.slature of the S.ate of
Arkansas.asking lor the enactment of ef
ficient laws for ihe suppression of the sale
of intoxicating drinks by the citixena of
Arkansas, to the citizens of Indian nations
on their borders. Il states that no inebri
ating liquor is manufactured among the
Cherukees. and that ihe quantities used by
the Indians cornea from abroad, and chiera
ly through the Stata ol Arkansas