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J. M. WALLACE.
THE GAME OF LIFE.
This life is but a game of cards,
Which mart Ile s hare to learn; •
Each altudlos, cute, and deals Mc pack.
And each a tromp Both turn
Soma bring a blghcard to the top,
And cithhtlibring a low, •
9,m0 bit a hand quite ilturh of trumps,
While others none can show.
£omo shuffle With a practised hand,
And pack timlr cards with care,
En they may know when they ore (halt;
Where all the leadvre ere ; -
Thus fools are mode the dupes or rogues,
While rogues ench other cheat,
And ho is very wise Indeed,
Who tee-tor nails defeat.
When pl,ylng, eome'throw out the oce
The counting.curde.to nave ; 4r
Nome play the deuce, 11111140111 e the 11.11,
' Ilnt ninny piny the knave ;
Pomo play for monoy, for fun,
And wine fr worldly fame,
Ilut not until the genial played Gut,
Con they.count up their game.
Whin hearts aro tromps, yr o ploy for lore
A ud !Armor]. rules tbo hoitr—
No thought.] ef sorrow• chuck nue Joys,
In beauty's ro: t y howart
We 'lug, we down, kSTOet lepees rook°,
Our curds a random play,
4 And uhl:o our truture remain on top,
Our game's n holiday.
When dote aro trumps, lost out-for war,
On oc•nn and' on laud ;
For bloody horrors always come
When CIOs aro held in hand ;
'flora lives are clotted Instead of gold.
The dogs of war are fed— ."
Across the broad Atlantic IIONV.
'See clubs 'have got the load.
I.llst . game doll Is when lie elm pc
turuutlby_tholknd of time;
lle .Ivrays tlea:A too el sing enure
In overy ago and clizno ; •
No titter 11.. w inwl; each men wins,
Or now Much en It man fovea,
will 11111.11• p the Santo
And dig • tho player' grave,
OUT IN THE BAL.V.
Sprinkle I rain I shower I right down
on Millie Warner's tasteful little hat and
graceful shoulders, unprotected save by
•a thin shaWl,- hot Withstanding the be
seeching glance of the prettiest pair of
hazel eyes that ever looked sip to a clohd
in that way.
When Millie. came to a large, white.
,farm house, she very gladly, and rather
hastily—for just then there was a peal of
thunder—opened the gate, and wont up
the dower boarded path into the house,
Mid as another peal of thunder was heard
accompanied by a vivid flash of light
ning, Millie entered without ceremony.
• She took iu at a glance the contents of the'
yet neatly furnished-jibe
cane seated chairs, the - pretty. chintz
covered lounge, the,book case filled with
books and sheet music, the violin in its
case in the corner, the vatic of faded flow
ers and the ornaments on the mantle.
There was no one there, but she heard'a
"childish noise in the next room, and she
again 1[0.[4:744 dark eyed girl of-ten
oFAveri;o,ll4,Alpried the door.
Plialle7tii:li4eerwhy she was there.
Wit *???ass and good manners of one
much Olithr, the child bade her welcome,
place . j.ja ph air near 1129 stove, anfi_took -
Millie's dripping hat and shawl.
was just'begibniiig to get dinner ;
that is the reason I didn't hear on rap.
It will ba a long time before the
is over, ]and you must stay with us to
dinner, it will be ready by the time Ben
comes ; he will not be hero for an hour."
. ".Es, dinne be weld' when Bate
turns," lisped a little girl of three or four
The oldest child whoselizine was Hot
I can't get a very good dinner ; lam
not quite old enough, but Ben says I do
nicely. Flc*puts it on for me, and I see
to.it. But ho does not allow me to take
off kettles, for fear I will burn or scald
myself ; but I think lam old enough to
do that. I liks to have every thing ready
for him when he comes in, tired end hun
gry. I can't make biscuit-4 wish I
could, for ;Ben likes them 'so much ; but
Martha who comes in to make br lad says
she will show me."
" Where'is your mother?" said Millie to
little Eve, when Betty went out of the
t 4 We has got no mudder, but pm,
the little one said.
WhenOtty came back - , -Millie said :
" Now, I have got nicely warmed, my
•dress will dry juid, as well at work as sit
ting here ; so I will help youget dinner.
If you like I will make some biscuit, and
15'0 will have dinner in a very short
Bet ty was delighted, Ben would ho
Might she look on and learn how?
Millie was frank, and young,,and gay, and
she and the ehildrep soon becanie very
well mg:tinted over the biscuit. She
said presently, -trying-a potato:with -hor
• The.potatoes are done, I will pour
no water off . , no, and then put them on
again t'o dry. That will m'alco them moaljr.
In a foNr minutes wo will peal nom, and
then dinnturwill bo ready ,except taking
it up." •
The dinner seemed very moilgre,
thought little Ilettyi , iiif shoo ran over the
iteirs in her mind—rpotatoes, -peas, pork,
biscuit, butter- °millibars, milk and wa:
tor. She had .wanted to make tea for
her visitor, but she had declined (Ai:aid
ed-Iy. The poor 'child said, apologetb:
tally: ;' • -
" When father and mother were alive,
wo used . .tuliave a good many . things for
dinner, and Martha, our hired . girl, used
to get them all I I but iwhen- they , died and
Squire Jones said ho had bought a Mort
gage on the farm, and. that we ha'd to pay
every coot that was due, or lose every
thing, wo had t o do without a good
things, and we are-very' poor, rifw,.and
Bon is!afrahlwo can't hay o enough to'
pay it, and they all nay we.look. for no
moray from Squire Jo nes, for ho is very
'hard tO 'Ther poor; and: he - had aiWitys'
wanted our -larra,beeauso it joins porno of
his lazid whero he wants to build. I had
heard-all about it When ono of the neigh
hors Wail talkie; • to Bon, thoaglihe didn't
want mo to' know anything about it." • -
11filiie.had•listened , withir OtiliOUE4 mix
ture of feeling to this, for
1 1Elquirlk ,Tofies
was, a, declared lover of hors, arid thoiigh
sho'had not' yet accepted lira% ' she had,
been pleased:With:ibis iitteAtions, end ifiul•
certainly given: him encouragement:.
Moreover, - he was - to recoiye his Ilnal an,
ewer in three days frialit that :time,. and
'olio was • not sure the • answer received
and laid " Ito? 0. 9 Ilfrilt ! iy Millie
'as net in love with him, but she bad
waitot fR , the Fpetatic pairipn,, go . ,
ranch written about,. that'eho II bought
;he was not capable of love, end the& to'
"like asrono was as muolS M, mho ootOcl,
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expect. But she certainly liked - Squire
Jones 'as roll, if na bath, : than any one
else, and his love certainly must be dis
interested, for he could not know that-t,:,
but now Millie stopped. Could ho mot ?-
'Might ho not have found•out sO`mo way?
`lf this story is true, would such a man be
likely to marry 'a young girl ? For Mil
lie was really an heiress in a small way.,
Sho was the solo inheritor of a-small, UM
encumbered farm from her father, and
85000 in banlr stock. 'But the farm was
300 miles south of this -- town, while she
was visiting her cousin, and 'no one knew
of it; and during her visit the had helped
her Cousin in .her work, as ,she ,had al
ways helped her mother when she .wqs
at home—capable, indostrious little girl
- that she was. -
The story agreed with things that she
had hinted at, but only hinted at, and
OVeli they the next Morning were at ono
time • smoothed over, for Squire Jones
was a rich and influential man, and pee
plc could not afford without some reason,
to loso his favor. - Slid reinembered it
all now. Can he really.be guava scoun
She could tell better.Of the truth of the
story when she, had soon. Ben. Who
was Ben ? Two or three inquiries
amounted almost to nothing. • The chil
drenspoke just as if everybody knew who
Ben was. Was he an uncle, cousin,
hired man, 'or what ? Evidently some
one very old, by the-way Iletty spoke of.
him. But she shrugged her shoulders as
she looked at the still pouring rain.
Young Ben hazel, out in the field,
pitched up the last hay on the load,
leaned his pitch fork againsta tree, and
took off his straw hat to cool his moist
forehead. His gaze followed the hay
cart, wont over the broad .lands and 7e
" The hay is all gone in," he said, with
a long breath of relief.. "I could not af
ford to lose one load now ; I (huh know
that I can do it, but if I can sell part of
the land I may. It will lion hard pull,
The man followed the cart to the barn.
The .stoi-m was at its height when he went
towards the louse _from the back way.
Ile stopped in surprise, as he saw through
the window, some one was Atancling . at
the table_ with arms bare to the elbow,
mixing flour. It must be Martha.
No; those fair, white arms ,are not
Martha's; neither her's the slender, grace
ful figure. As he came nearer, ho could
distinguish the sparkling, piquant face.
She was blushing and talking - with Betty,
and evident'y giving her directions for
what she was making. Betty wasgazing
upon her, eager and absorbed. .Little
Eva was sitting at the fable- in lieriligh
chair, working a piece of dough.
By and by there was a splattoring of
raterheard in the next morn by natty.
Ben has eome,"„she said, running has-
forward and opening the door
" Ben has tum !" echoed the little one,
clapping her hands and lisping as he came
in, bright ,and smiling, what she had in
lie caught her up in his arms and gave
-het• a kiss, while she laughed and shouted,
but his eyes Were seeking the stranger.
Iletty said prettily : "My brother
Ben." Then to him : "This lady got
caught in the shower, Ben, and is staying
till il,clears up. She has been so kind
as to here me get dinner and has made
some splendid biscuit."
They both stood mute a minute, she
with surprise, at the real Ben, young,
handsome, and well bred, ho with admi
ration, and a strange feeling he could
not dkue. He had hardly made her Wel,
come, with a return of his self possession,
when there was a - loud . rap at Alm - street
door. Iletty went to the door, came back
pale, and 'whisperd to Ben
Millie drew quieltly baCk front the half
open doci. Ben wont in to the visitor,
closing the door after him, but every
word was distinctly hpard, by Millie, for
Squire Jones did not speak in the
tone she was accustomed to him, but loud
" I am in haste, young man ; Ij ust
stopped to sly that the time for the pay
ment of the money due me being day af
ter to morrow, if it is not ready, I shall
be obliged immediately to' resort to sp
"Impossible!" exclaimed' the young
man in , a surprised and excited tone !
"you are very Muck mistaken. It is not
due till the twenty eighth; it is nomr_bUt
eighteenth. At that time I shall south°
piece of land.l partly expect to•cio, and I
hope with some 'other money coming in
to be able to pay it." _
" You" aro laboring under a- singular
istalie, young man. Hero is your mort
gage, you can Bco for yourself t,at it is
"Let me pee it."
The figures danced upon the page. Ho
pressed his hands olor his oyes, unit, ho
calmed himself with a great elfort. Ho
grew ashy pale as ho road it.
" It reads so certainly, bUt I Ciin't un
derstand it." Ho went to the desk—
"licre's a mediorandum my father rondo
oldie circumstance, and it 4i the twenty
eighth, and ho was a very' Miro rind me
thodical Man, and would not he, lik‘oly to
make a mistake that might- be fraught
with very importaut and-evil ciitcunistan•.
ces to him. I holieve—" a sudden sus
picion coming into his mind,
• •;is,' lie do
tected:a,lurking triumph in, the. Squire's
" I believe tilde - is seine vilhtiny '
this Matter, and that, you are .at the bOt-.
tom of h . ° exclaimed .itx.ei'tedly,'
ing his cyda on the lawyer,' Vidut changed
color in spite of himself.
"tI3O careful tvliat• you sEiy, Youni man,:
you May,get .. yatirsolf 'trouble," he
said, angrily. • ; ‘.-
YOK sir, I believe pin area base vi.l 7
lain% I. rentember ' ,that You . , tieo 'the'
lawyer. that . made .out the mortgage:
at, time, and I knOtv',' . tht for .
'years hem aching to got ~held,
of the.property. Tether° is any justice,
iii the. land you shall be exposed l"
" In the meantime you had better have
that Money ready,'i coo* roidolyilti4Pg"
ly said Mr. JoneS. , • " •
" That is.impossiblei'yoh , koeVi.:i, You
h new. very wellthatreoiald tiot" raise so
much Irioney. inAtili 'days, Wheri you Jatc~
your diaholioal 'plans:" • ",'
'‘TlielOyon knovv'the'consequenOthi.'? l
• " AO. wJ l iq„is bcc9P 0 1 V y9lng ,
sisters 9 , " : , ,
"1 tnettbox'' , .liOow',.e'airi::,,Tligti is
7° 9, .
, Tho - yOung - man, strove to reprose
passion: "Squire Jones; by the twenty- -
eighth we can pay thiSdebti, exp'oet""
. "That will do you no good. Itireuit
be ready • day after to-memo - cif or I
take possession: I might have , Shown'
you mercy' but for Your insinuations.' ,
Now, :none.“'' ';” „."-• .• ,
" That is, false l'liar 1 willian 1 tinilyon.
know l it. You never showed mercy in
your life. You have won your ill gotten
Wealth :hy robbing, the widow and,the
fatherless. If you take tl4l - property,
may it bring you a curs? with it, nosy
and evermore I- But' while it" is in my_
haidss, -I'll. kick from it, , you das,
tardlY scoundFol." •
Tho Squire was a small man as well
as.a coward, and while he was being
nominiously ejected from" the house by
ilia - angry and ozeited young man,
Hetty - was crouched down close to Millie,
pale and frightened. Eva - Was sobbing
in 'her Inp, .and Millie-H.lf was difficult to
describe her feelings. -
Ben did not come into the room for a
tine afterwards. When luAlid he looked
haggard' .and aged, and was passing
straight through hastily, as if tosscape
notice, when Millie; I.3usineSii like, 'that
she was, began :
Mir. Hazel, I wait to talk with you
a few minutes. There would be no use
in pretending that I have n't heardwhat
you and Squire Jones have been: saying,
and I know of some ono who can help
you ; but first may I .ask you a- few
Ben at first looked displeased and
haughty ; hat her kind and straightfor
ward manner disarmed him. Ho boted
"What the amount of this mort
- "Two thousand dollars and interest,"
was filo brief reply.
" What is the total value of, the farm?"
"My father valued it at ten thousand
"Are there other mm•tgagos ?"
" Very well ; I am quite positive I
know 'some ...Ono who can loan you the
money. _ I am' Millie. Warner._ Cali on.
inc to-morrow, at my cousin's, Mr. Sim
„ Ben's dreams were mixed up at night
with hazel eyes and mortgages. The
next clay 'was a long- .time of suspense
and anxiety, and early in the evening,
found him' at Sanford's, where he was
received by Millie herself.'
The next morning, accompanied by a
neighbor, he .called on Squire Jones.-
"Ile is at breakfast," thdservant said.
An angry light shone in Squire Jones'
cold gray eyes when he heard who was
"How dare ho come? I workout,
though, the cliap is n't quite So high and
mighty as he was the last time I saw him.
Humble encsigh„this morning. I will
not hold out hopes of mercy until he'
grdvelS and Legs my pardon—grovels low
as he made me, and then PA be revenged,
To-morrow this splendid farm,_ added,.
ficy — OtTi - OFF:OfiSitTY,...na the possession of
Millie Warner's hand add fortune, will
make me a rich and happy man,,
decd. I 4Vill tantalize him to his, heart's
"Yqu are liarly this morning, young
man. I conclude you have come to pay
the money," he said, ironically.
"That's• my errand," said Ben,
Squire. Jones started l)ack aghast,_ and
"Do you mean to say that - you have
raised the money?"
" I do, and have' brought Mr. Fester
to prove that A is all right. There are two
tho - usand dollars. We have each counted
it; There is the interest. 'Now I - wilt
take up the mortgage, Squire-Jones."
Livid and trembling with passion,
Squire Jones was compelled' to yield the
Mortgage, and execute the final release.
Them was no trace of the violent pas
sion to 'which the 'Squire gave free li
cense, when the next evening ho drove up
He looked happy and smiling. There
was a (mem...little smile on Millie War
ntr's face, as she saw him through the
closed blinds: It was a little ominous
that he wet. compelled to wait hi the par
11-3 r, alone, five, ten, fifteen minutes.
Still more ominous that she came in at,
last, distant, and—unsmiling. Still _lto'
could hardly believe he heard aright,.
when tp his suit she gave a prompt, em-_
compromising "no I" lie urged, she
as fitm Ho threatened ; she flashed
out, brave and, indignant, something of
what she know and felt, and spuriie - I him .
and his suit with scorn;"and loathing , :
"Such great threat Is worthy of
'you I Of a . Pica° With'yoni conduct with
the Hazels I" she ended, !! ,
"To the tazels 1 What do yeti know
about them I Perhaps you are the one
who loaned the money to them 2"
"Yes; it was I. I wont in there for
shelter front the Storm. • I heard it Eh
.The Squire uttered : curses 19w and
deep, but Millie did not stay- to hear,
them. She -only saw, him Tide Tiw,, y,.
ttitlt,ihat same Twin. little smile on het^
Eqinire Jones rode a long distance out
of his Way, silt months after, to avoid a
wedding ' party just ,returning. frem
church—Ben Hazel and Millie, his wife
Hivhioh came wry near blundering,
. -Math inttoduce,yhirnshlf to an:
9gilenshurgaailieitce in this modest Way :
" -I.7sadswnd Gentleimarr:-atio ne,it lee
ture of this course will,ye delivered HAS
wise itark.:q'tvain, ietitlainart; whose
high ohmage'. and uniinponchableinteg.,
rity tire only equalled:44.lde 'comeliness
of person and grace And
am the man.. You will excuse leo for
int,roduoing niy6elf,ifol..4. have ,just ox=
cused, the chairman from introducing me.
4, know Wti tat the. orftnary way ; but
: the fact, is, I never yet havo found a
chairman:of a lecture commitee who was
equal'tothe tank ofintroddOing nia
ought to liejintroduced:'- . :.
P. " : • ~ • , .2
,Q I e orgi a paper , speaks Rip _wh?„;
one I day, recontly, said to hhi' fifteen'
years old 801108 Stepped;out
quo} salomi, that ho Was ashamed, to.see
omorging from such'
,the ilimes of whisky upon Its lips ; and
nftoi giVing - the
,1) sonie rwholosomo
oardeiddidfit to go lkome, and,. turn
' iti . g `heel, , eilterodihi?•;olt)9MV,•ol4 .
took a drink ' , .' • f
! CARLISLE,-PLENNA,I3IIEJRSDAY , FEBRUARY 24, MO.
T'W'ENTY-TILIRD ANNUAL REPORT
As pie operations of rthe, Pennsylvania
Railfoad are of interest to every individ-
Ual in the State,.,We priq..thp „following
'extracts from 'the last annual report,
which will givo our readerefull informa
tion'conbornind it:s(MeniticaS . and con
OFFICE OF 1 4 .6117 1 . A WIITiOAD Co.,
• Philadelphia, February 12,` 1870.
To the Shareholders of the Penn,VO4sfee
.Railroad company . :
Your Directors take pleasure in sub
mitting to you the satisfactory_ results
of the operation of your railviays for. the
year 1869, as fellows : ' •
From .... i.54,50(1,(e'476
From outifrmnt passempre 131,065 93
From Molls . 116,901 01
• •• .
From express mottor. „ . 302,054 54
From comas' fr01141.11.11:14.,..12,032,056 88
From mlacollanoous 4urcen 255,40 11
~, $17,200,811 73
" ' EXPENSED. .. '
itatlon A 3,503,702 57 --
For motive po. ,r 3 670.10 b . .
For malt.liortuirs of ettis'.. 1;164 959 22
For mulutrnanco of roads. 3,341,569 10
For general expeurox.... 213.852 56
.•. , • ' ' '112,203,267 60
Lenvink.not earnlogx . fyr
The total amount c`i'it revenues con'
pared with last year is : • •
The changes in timpurces of .rovonne
are shown below :
Increase in the regular ,
frefllltv 5 1 .41,4 91 (.8
Nerea , eln etnigrant . e...: ' 62,821 04 ' '
Inc,eale In nini , n 18,081) 66
inCreaSo illl•xpri , s ' eunktlor 10,:73 13
—------ $.111,007 21
DVCrfll..lo 111 thlit.oll,ls Tau
senger, V 11,852 59
Dbe rens, I u 'lnn. nun
Buurces' 5:1,91U Oh
Increase as abovC anted
The apimrent, decrease in first .glass
'passengers,- -shown-above, - is' explained '
by the circumstance that' th cre is included
in the earnings of 1868 for military
transportation, duo in previous years,
$113,430.29-100, whilst the collections
from the samo-sourco in 1860, were but
$1,615.66-100. By adding this amount
to the reported decrease,- and deducting
the" sum from that received in lB6B
($113,43124-100), it will have an actual
increase of first class passenger traffic in'
18619wver 1868 of e 5,944.71-100.
The gross yevenn9s . -for' 1860 are equal
to $48,186.62-100 per,, mile 'of the main
'line of railroad.
The whole number of passengers car
ried in 1808 was 3,747,178, and in 7800
4,229,863—an incrgasd in the niimbe . r .
carried Of 482,185, or nearly 13 per cent.
The average distance traveled by each
passenger was, 34 22-100 miles, being
1 32-100 miles less than in 1868_i
ing..this increase to be mainly.upon the
local traffic of the line.
-The iiumber of tons of freight moved
(including 410,966 tons of fuel and other
was 4,oo2,o2s—embracing 2,820,38810ns
-of Coal,' The 'whole- tonnage of your
railway exceeds that of last year 270,010
tons, of which increase 264,809 tons is
bituminous coal: •' •
The average charge per not tompllT
mile upon freights during the year was
1.718 against 1.900 cents last year, anal
per passenger 2.01 cents against 2.71
emits last year ; on an average decrease
in freight charges of 9.9 per cent, and in
passenger charges of 7.4 per cent.
The earnings of the.Pldiadelphin and
Erie-Railroad in 1809, were :
Frolit pausengurs.. ...... $ $ 7!.5114,4 1
Fr.. freightn 2,507.0•2
matter.... 5 6 1
fro tm ro.
Fre , m :Inlet, Halloo.;
source, 1.0,713 72 •
Total exceeding $ll,OOO "
per mile of rpal ...... $4, e 2 , 2,7Q5 29
The operating expenses during tam
same period, were :
Forc , nclurting Iranapor
tatlon $O7l 600 07
Nor !not lye poa er ...... 74%1+41 82 ,
For inllnto,,aneu 01 rnn. 213,5143 07
For rnalnlvnunen IT any ' 733,415 17
• $2,3118,2011 1 8
'fo Is Idels nd r 31 per cent
of ournlnith pnynblo to
tho Philo telplon atud
Erio,ltnll, tol Co nae.oo9 12
Showing a loNs .to tl.ls
Company In npotAting
(In addition to Intereot
up , II 010 ctpltAti In
'rested In red log at ck,
which is $21,061.60 less than in 186 S
The lowratos at which the Philadel
phia and Erie Railroad Company is com
hut 1.4-10 cents per toe per mile. 'and
tho.sniall passenger business it can com
mand from the sparsely populated country
that its road traverses, added to its
greater distances as a through lino froth
eastern cities to all points in the west,
are 'the reasons that Moro than 70 per
cent pf its receipts are" required to meet
ita Working .expenses. The' operations
of, his rifilway during the past' year have
hoed carefully and economically con
dueted.hy, A. L. Tyler, esq., its General
• Inn this connection it may IM stated
that owing to some error in the location
of . this line, but mainly from financial
snorifices fJuriog its construe
.tioni this rail Way with a ,single track of
onl 288 miles length, laid with lighter
:lb:4oone, and • but partially ballasted,
cost!the Philadelphia and Erie Company,
oVitliout any equipment, , $19,759,171 92,
whist the Ponnsybihnia' 'flallithid, pass
ing, vor a nn% more oxponsive C - Corntry
t'p hbild a railway upon,- .with a double
trock of 858 miles, laid with heavy iron,
aud i l well ballasted, including ry third or
Siedle track of 28 miles hotwoon.Lancas
ter iand MiddloteWri, anti brancheS,
Hollidayshurg apd Indiana of 26 Miles,-
in all equal, to 771 miles. of.. single rail4'
*a 3 exclusive of sidings; is roprescrited
by 121,346,024.50, a differonco of loss
that sl;6oo;ooo...upounthe ;cost , of
205;r0r cent rare of 'Hinglo track
es!) footsore referred to at this time
'onto show why it the share
driers of ono of those linos have received
hrlsiboop unable tomtitri thorn. ..: -
Tho earnings of tho Pittsburg, Fort • •
yno and Chicago nntlarny, under . • "
_._lta host, to 'his company, for-the air • •
;f t ,.. l4n o ttis ending pike:libel . 81,
. $4140,822 . 22
,tpd,tho exponars during tho /mine no"-
, Jrlott, wore
fl:4•141).• ,4. 411 i4 20 , 78 °
Alto cull animal — tent, inhibit Intel , . • -
. es • ma the tondo of the company, ~
ammo of tonintainlng the ortmOt. '
ea on, contrlbutlon to auiki,,g fund;
.& &e., amounted to. '1,293,901 87
ition'ot • •
10 . 7
a Thd rovenuce of the lines _operated by'
this company, mad tthe atnouhts paid for
,they Itdorki ig ;iixpetiiee; interest; Pared
'divide t rodli,itie"as follovfrs :
„Erqra Jim .Panonylvanin Railroad and'
From the Pittabbri, Fort Waynn and ,
Chlcas6 Ain't way: for nix mantle,
.; onding;,llecemb-r. 31, 1860:. 1.. . .... 4;146,662 22
Prom thq Philadelphia and Brim Ball-
~; 3 , 262,705 20
' ' "Amount n"4,660,399 24
And the. expenses of operating these
lines were :
Panneylvnidu Roll oath .$12,203,287 00
Pittabnir,. Fort Wayne
!and Chicago nallu,y,
including rent, fief 4,110,097 . 70
Philadolpidu and Erin .; ; " ,
IlallOad, including 30
„pct- duu Lli!t;conl-, n
pany! " 3,324,218
akin; ''" ' ' ti0,031',073 64
Lanvin.thaliet profits Dom the threa• •
retlehys for! 800 ' 1022,125 00
Frani Ildetri &dud illvl.•
&aids declairied In MaY •
and'lNovondier, wI , .
the taxes thereon..... , $3,075,04 3 24, .
BllitttiCO to debit of in.
t on at nechnk and dig-
counts on bands , .. 550,315 10 ,
DO" for the lodge at tho'
Ilarrlsbnrg and Lan- ~, ~.
caster Ilahroad '' ' 133 274 13 .
Animal payniellt do the. ' -
State of FOnheylvanla
nn areount'of intorest.
' . ,
and ! prluelPal duo' ' ' .
upon thevurehtiso .of. - - . - •- -, :- - -
lihr , works between .. ~ • , i ; z,
PI taburg and Plil:ii- ,
delphla.... 40',003 00 ~4
' ---.-----, A 0,8132 82'
In our lastannnalkeport the Board re
ferred in:detajl to the•railwayemnpanies,
controlled through the ownership of a
majority of their shares ; ' and it is un
necessary to agtin nienticiu 'them; 'fur
ther than to; say that , they continue to
fulfill the objects this Company had in
view•when - this interest was_acquired, :
while they yield a reasonable prat upon
the, capital invested.
The. working expenses of the other
lines of railtay, leased by this coinp!My,.
not already referred to—all orwhich are
in Peiunvylvania—show a balance of 're
ceipts over expenSes.: • ;: ,
-11 - lie-interest—held by this Cnmpany.in
the •PennsYlvania Canal CciMpany is
steadily improving in value, and - when
the enlargement. is complete, it: will be
come a prolitable — anition to your in-_
vestractas in other works. Its cost
stands upon your books at $1,101,156. -
The • coal traffic of this Company is
gradually assuming large proportions,
and already gives to your railsvay 99n-,
stant business at rates that yiekl-a very
small profit per ton ; but on. the largo
amount transported (10,329,358 ions) the
net-revenue from it is of considerable , im
portancm. ' -•
The ''original peliey of this Company
was to reach the traffic of the Northwest,
West, and Southwest, by assisting, tho
construction of tributary Una - loading to
the markets Oftimse'sections, but not to
control their martagethent beyond .the
State of Pennsylvania'. With this object'
in view, it goVe to the Pittsburg, Fort
Wayne and Chidego' 'loftily Company,.
at several periods of its extremest need,
larg_e_advaeCki...to-complate .—its-line,-and- .
preserve its propertyto its kit..;, : ceholdery,_
under written pledges, that its eastward
business should_iollowithe. diregion
which prompted and justified this" Corrt 7
patty in granting the assistance so ear.
ri'eiitly solicited. Under. the conviction
. lhat this agreement was ample, it was
not believed that Surthei . Pitilection to
'your I - Interests in -the Northwest was'
either desirable ;or important. The
rapid growth of this* section of the coun
try, however, plhced that Company, in a
few years after its 'completion, in a con
dition of great prosperity, lt then, un.
mindful' of its former obligations; en
deavored, to seek other Eastern connec
tions that it could control, though this
Company, at all times, gave to, Hi busi
ness the same rateit, per milli. tlo t t .. it.
charged upon its own line, upon both
passengers and freight. Extensive sur
veys were accordingly made of the re
gions east of Pittsbeig, ty that com
pany, to find a suitahlo, line for
. this ob
ject, • followed by material pecuniary
advances to' a railway company, whose
road. it was proposed to use, - as a part of
the rival route to the, East ; but during
the progress of these movements, an ef
fort Was inaugurated by the.,Erie Rail- .
way,Board to absorb, net only the Pitts
burg,Fort Wayne and Chicago line, but
nearly all the Western connections of the,
Pennsylvania Railroad 'Company, which
only failed from a misappr,ehension of the
terms-of the law under which they pro
posed' to accomplish - thyir objeet, and
subsequent adverse legiSlation procured
by the President • of the Fort Wayne ,
Company. . . • . , . ,
- ' In-view of these' extraordinary nioVe;
'limits, it became evident to your - Board,
that this - C(sl4mq must depart - ft:am the
'Milky thht had heretofore' governed it,
and obtain direct control of, its Western
conneetionS:f ) Negetiationa wore accord=
Mali opened' with: the Directors of the
Pittsburg, Fort': Wayne and ' Chicago
RailWaSr CompanY, who hied also become
apprehensive (ender BM. vieloeS eistein
thothad been developed, in New York,
by which.stock and, bondholders of rail=
'i'v't6 , 4 4d'thelr agents, sold their proxies
to vote at the elections of the Company,
withbut' any regartt to'ilfii interests in
velvitl'iri•. the issee;) thartheir own work'
might Tall object 'Would
be t' seriously iMpOir the permanent in
tereAs' Of their • CcinStitt.tonts: '' ' ' • '
the ilireetors::Of that Conipany; a lease
.was ilgreed v tipon,, and.' tiiis ,Poinbitty eit
tered into' postiesaion of the Pittsburg;
Fiiort: Wayne and. - Chicago‘ Railway, on
the first of ''July laitti"'The forinif of the
leatai; Which' gave •rto, , the shareholders 12'
'on their' eapital, were, at the,
time, considered:' .. )itiry .erronemis, '. and`
only jestified hy:,the circumstanrco . ail:
reh4,;i•efoirra':to. : '• The.,results of., its
operation,„'lty`Wever,, for; thck„fiiot ',half
year} notwlthstOntfing a, diminished rove-,
'into of ;$804,595,1510,1c0mpara with that
of Ilits MMUS' inbifilitt i in - 1 08; 1 10.i/4i);
thidiglit'a2.vigtwous ~ .ustrepoliniont
penSes, • left "a 2 ,iiet, : priiiit• of. 00,74'4.46
overall Ogleig;lubluilik '.,ho ifeyrit',424.,'
;moat aentilbutioul of ¢SA; 050 to' tho-Biuk.'
ing reeds I :I ~
~. -, .;, ~ ;',.. : 2 ., ;
~ . - .1
T 4 :!iiiakz , ;, kifikiiil'ei - :',tlilit!,iiiduocA ithis
Clon pp.ny.to , I,rfop4 , the, lessees of the'
For . .StaiiiO-:'linos ti l 'ii, .IPitbs: ,
bur'g' ClnoOriiii.f r 'litiiil;%t - ,, , .V0biL5',,169.,
Wayj Ceinfiatty; 'lit: : virlijoho . tl?.hf 00ffip4ny
holds 6, ; lr4ority, of it's shares,, ii . o4kis at
an 'Farliore iieileil'4 innie tirilid - iiiiei,
owliecl,l3istle(::colipilk93; , :,. biii c ito .6: : 4T 4,
Indiana oollj'tial• ' TiaiivniirolC'emiiaziy.;
Thi404061 1 14.14i 1 04414f:1>eit
so ewaiefaotoix t .. The pulyvay Wits foulidi;
qonerf4't6, iikidbuitiiiiad;'eo be;:to tbeiris
0 ,612 06
Ike 811,70i_ 43,
- siderable , eicjent,, , in an unfinished and
- cgiiiioni!aaotent in depot
acconiniedations, with a limited rolling
'stock largely out of repair, and shops
entirely inadequate to place this ma'..
phiperyin good order. These' &Men:
, cies had to be supplied; and in the moan.
time its roafrandrelling stock could only
be placed in- condition for economical
service at great'extra cost. Upon a rep
resent:Won of those facts to tho Com
pany, modifictitiOns in the lease have
been made:by it,' which will, it is be
renaer it acceptable to the lessees
and to this CompariY, - their largest
These several arrangements] Still' left
our- connections with ' Cincinnati, the
great trade centre of,,,thesouthwest, in
complete, the business wth which has
been steadily increasing eine° the termi
nation of the late war. To Perfect these
the:Pittsburg, Cincinnati,miad St. , Louis
Railway Company has also agTeed'upon
a lease with the Little Miami Railivay
Company'ot their - line, through whose
railroad our .connection with Cincinnati
will be made, •th enabling this Corn
pany to riaiticipitfe , in the growing pro's
perity of that city. ' ,
The ciannections of - your • line with St.
Louis, the great•cfy of the Mississippi
valley, are nOw complete by way of Crest
line, and. nearly so upon the shorter and
more direct . ' route through Cohimbus,
Indianapolis, Terre.Haute, and Vanda
lie. With' these arrangements, of
which will briperfected this year, we will
limit our ektenslons unlesS some over
ruling necessity should require us here
after to go further. We have no interest
in any line beyond the -Mississippi river.
By order of the Board, • ,
, J. -EDGAR THOMPSON, l'resident.
CHRISTOPHER COL UMBO
The following is from Mark Twain's
'" New Pilgrim's Progress."
- -The—party—amused= theniselves,:— and
nearly drove the guide crazy, at Genoa,
by pretending their utter • stupidity and
indifference to. any wonders ho bad to
show. The 'guides -in Genoa aro de
lighted to secure an American party, be
cause they are so much in wonder and
deal so much in sentiment and emotion
before any relics of "Columbus. OM.
guide there Adgetted about as if he bad
svialloWed - a spring mattress. le was
full of animation—full of impatience, ho
" gentlemen, come 1 I
show you.the letter writing . by Christo
pher Coluinbo I—written by himself 1--;;
Write it wis his own hand I—come."
He took us to the municipal' palace.
After, much impressive opening of:locks
MitHumbling of keys, the stained and
ogee doom:Sent was spread before Us.
,The guide's oyes sparkled. Ho danced
about us, and touched the parchment
with his finger.
" What I tell you, gentleman ? • Iz. it
pher eolumbo -1 7 -write it himself _
We looked indifferent, unconcerned.
The doctor examined the document very
deliberately, during a painful pause.
Then lie raid without any show of in
" Ah ! Foroson— . what—whatdid you
say the name of him was that wrote this
Christopher Colombo I Ze great
Christopher' Colombo !"
. Another deliberate examination. ,
"Ah ! did he write it himself—or—
" He ,writii it himself I—Christopher
Colimbo I—lie's own handwriting by
" Why, I have seen lays in America,
not fourteen years old, write bettor than,
'• But zis is ze great Christo
. " I don't care whose it. ,is!, It's the
worst writing I ever saw. Now you
must not think you can impose upon us
hAause we are strangers. W 9 are no
fools by a bread deal. If -you have got
any specimens of penmanship' of real
merit trot them out, and' if you have not
drivci on." -
IVo drove'on. The guide was consid
erably shaken up, but ho made ono more
venture. lie had something with which
ho thought to overcome us. He, said
• " Ali I gentleman, you come wit me
I show you 'beautiful I 0I magnificent
,burst of Christopher Colimbo, splendid I
grand ! magnificent."
no brought' us before 'the beautiful
bust—for itWas beautiful—and spriifig
back•and struck an attitude.
`.fAh 1 //r —look—Cliristophov Coluinbus
13oautifulhuat.1 beautiful pedestal;!.!"
The doctor, put on his oyo glass, pre
pared foi7,such occasions:
Ah ! what did you say this gentle
nian's name was ?"
" Christopher Columbo . I—Ze 'greet
Christopher `Colombo I"
" Christopher Colombo 1--:•Ze great
Christopher Colombo I Well, whale*-11i4
-." Diecovoied A.merica--diaeovered
".Discovered , '"Alnerica 1 Islb, that
statement will ! hardly wash.. We are
from'Americs, ourselves. Ws knowonoth
ing, about; it 1 Christopher Columba
Peasant nano. Is he dead r
" Oh, eopo Ba4eho 1--Threo hun
ched years I" • , •
" What did he dio of ?"
•" I do - not know,--4 cannot tell.
" I do not know, gentlemen—l do not
know whatlledied 411
bo-I do •. of know. I
think he'died of liomothini.!`
ge :rarents living ?"
' Im-poslee-ablo." . • •
, 4 Abk which is the bust, and which is the
Pedestal 2'!, t. .-
Banta. Marial-- , Zis co bust, se* se
coo-I}appy, combination, 1117
dceUla thin tbo tin) gontle-
Man wa t'ovor on'a bust ?" t.,
A Weaterri exchdrige, facetiously_calle
tho ; frankirii ritatliod by
which—Western 'farmers , triveslieep.Up
,tileir supply of Unwind, that commodity
being . 'extensively 'peddled 'through.
the j Western eounttin exchange for old
bei+a;paPars; and paperotiolk
'Congressional reports' and .tho lilts aro
.vapresented ' Western kitehens• by.
bOiiers, airdirir* milk bans, and sb on
thrdugh tho.tinwate tatrdegue..,
DE4TH OF NEWSPAPERS.
UT REV. T. DE WIT TAild,t4
There is a fearful mortality among pe
riodicals. An epidemic has broken' out
which.has brought to the last gasp many
,the dailies, weeklies,',:end motblies.•
During the last few weeks, scores, of
these have died of cholera infaMum.
Only a little while ago . . they came forth
with flaming Trospectus, and long list of
eminent contributors ; but the places
that know them once know thein no
Men succeeding in- nothing elsoshave
concluded it to be a providential indica
tion that they should publish , a, paper,„
kany'hundrods; of-,thousands of dollars
have been sunk, and every issue of the
majority of the temperance, Sunday,
Belied!, ieligious, and political mien of
the country is a plunge; into debt, from
which they are hoping some purchaser
will lift thein out. It Ida constant ques
tion in the community where relighnis
newspapers go to when they die. We
know where the basely partizan go to,
without asking., ,
TIC° mania is fearful. Many of our
literary friends are uneasy till 'they have
invested their last live thousand dollars
in printers' ink. Nine-tenths of them
may • Whistle for their money; but, the
dog.will not come back, having found
- our:some other waiter. Why all this
giving up of the ghost among ~newsp
Some of them died for the lack: of be
ing anathematized. Nothing succeeds
in this country without being well cursed.
If arnan, or a book, or, a periodical go
forth unaesulted, ruin is nigh. There is
nothing that — .so — docidedly lifts up a
thing before the public gaze as at the
end of tho'bayonet. The neutral paper
almost alway's fails, because it plearSthe
scorn of • parties and t chifichee:Aieks
and antra are' aleinOpensigOthet4
twice. The rnor4valuablathe. quarry,
tho s more frequent the blasting: t 'Ph
cannot make wino without crushing the -,
clusters. The most successful periodi
icals"- of the day' ailf.thoso which have'
been most - violently - hounded.
Some of these papers died for lack, of
brains. A. man may plead law or preach
the'Gospel with less intellect than is re
quired for the conduct of the paper. The
editor must understand something of
everything. 'He wants more than a.pair
of sbissors and a bottle of mucilage. If
he merely retails the ideas of others, the
public will prefer to go up and get the
thing at 'the wholesale establisnment.
'Ho ,miist'be able with strong and enter
taining pen to discuss governments, re
ligione, educations): .enterprises, social
changes, -books, amusements, men, in
stitutions, everything. He must have
strenth to take a thought at the end of
his-pen and fling it a thousand miles, till
-it strikes within an inch of the point it
was aimed at.
,Lack of capital has ;thrown others.
Ink--paper r -Press,--type r -print edi—
torial salaries, contributors' foes, postal
expenses, rent, mathinery, necessary
repairs, 'are taking down many large
fortunes. The literary enterprise is Oftert
crushed under its : own cylinders, is
drowned in its own ink, is chewed up
with its own type, - is shrouded in its own
paper, has its ekittph in its own columns.
The wider the circulation of the illy
managed newspaper the more'certain the
doom. He who' attempts to publish a
paper without pockets full of ready cash
Publishes his own discomfiture.
Many of them have died of lank of
room. Enough Sunday school 'papers
are now issued to cover up all the young
sters of the Church with good Advice six
hrhos deep. Enough Presbyterian pa
pers to make all the world Presbiterian;
and enough Methodist - periodicalii to
turn everything over to Methodism.
There are uow ono hundred and forty
editors in the Southern Presbyterian
Church. • -
We fear that some of these religious
papers will eat each other up, so that
th re will be nothing loft of them save a
eew reit - mining - columns of advertised
medicines and shaving soap. New York
city has ten evening papers ; the num
ber of morning papers no 'one'has had
time to'count. We wish.them all suc
cess ; but it would certainly be wise if
the three hundred new periodicals which
aro ahoutpebe started would look before,
they leap ' .
We world& not at the ambition that
aims for tho-editp4d.„chair: All other
modes of a . tecting the public mind are
narrow and„_weak, compared mall it.
The" pelt le ,, the lever that moves the
world, and-theink rollerpf :the printing
press, the battering ram that smites into
the 'dust the walls of ignorance and sin.
But the press- is astrong: team to drive ;
and onp must i be sure of the liarness and
the wheels, or, comipg Along a steep,
place, titers will be capsize,, And'. a
Wreck from.under which tlufliterary ad-,
i iiiirhavo - streortlr - draw'
,themselves: - -Ploton's .attempt -to drive
the chariot of the' sun ended' in i,Kiiiiand
Siicteemyears ago, Bev. John W. Meat,
then in his prime, delivered a lecture,
which closed with the following passage - :
t. "The Pluenix, a fabled bird• of anti-
Arai, whin it felt the • advancing chills
of age,' - built its own furieral urn, and
fried his own,pyro by means which Us
tnre'S instincts taught. AU its plumage
and its form of beauty 'became ashes ;
but then would 'rise the youfig--beauti, ,
ful from . the urn 'of death • and obeinber
of decay ,would the fledgeling come,.with
its eyes • turned to the sun,; and-essaying
its dark wing, sprinideil ,With geld
and fringed with silver, 'on the lialmY air,
rising a little higher,' until at length, •'in_
the' f un - coatldence of flight, it gives a cry
'of : joy, - and,soOn bec,oraerf it glittering
speck on the liosom of the [oriel ocean.
'Lovelivoyager of earth,. bound on its
heaTenCrard jouiney . to the sun I So rises
the - spirit bird from the ruins of the bed*,
tlie funeral lira whick . ',iis 'Maker built;'
the, death n ilree: • SO 'towers away to its
home, in the intro 'elements qf, spiritual-
Plirenix ' its
-proad wings into the fountain ofreternal
bliss. , -, .flWshsli dear, 'acetone liumerilty
surtiive , from its ashes of, - the; ,burning
world; ; beantifuly ,Shall the
changed soul, sour .within the diso.ofete
Aity'e4uminpry.wlth , undaisied eye' and
linsortrobedlwings , theYhronis; immoct
ii4.41'6194 tim. , boßtingi bpsom o; e.torml.
There are many ddys *in 'winter when
air 'is very soft and balmy, as' the
early days of summer, whop glad. maiden
May seems to, blow warm breath in' thb
.grim face. of February, until the rough
bid warrior laughs again.
It was one morning like - thia that tho
morning sunshine was streaming over a
'high took that frowns far above the
'Witisalitekon. • -
A high rock, attainable only by a long
and winding path,_ feneed_in by the'
trunks of giant pines, - whose boughs in ;
the coldest day of winter form a Chnopy
And near this nook—the chamber in
tho•forest, for it was nothing elso —sat an
old man, separated from it by the trunks
of tho pines, whose boughs concealed his
That old man had come hero alone, to
think of his two sons now freezing at
Valley, Forgo ; for, though_ the "father
was a tory, his two sons wore c,ontinent
als. Ho was a well-meaning man, but
some half ciazy idea about the, divine
right of George 111, lurked, in his brain,
and, kept him back from the camp of
And now, on this bright morning in
February, he had come hereto think the
matter over. - • . A
While he was pondering this deep
Matter over, he heard the tramp of - a
horse not far Or, and looking between
the trunks of. the pines, ho saw a man
dismount, and advance into the quiet
nooks of the, moss covered rooks.
Leaving this aged man to 'look upon
the intruder, himself; let us - look upon
him with bur own eyes.
As' ho comes through- those thick
boughs we behold a - man. over six feet,
with-his' manly form enveloped in a
coarso grey overcoat ; a chapdau• on his
bold forehead—and beneath the coat you
may See the military boots and also the
And who' is this man of kingly pres
ence, who conies here alone to pace this
moss covered-recess- with-:drooped-hcad
'and folded arms? Washington !
As ho meditates upon the awful con
dition of his starving a u rmy at Valley
Forge, another form, tall as his'own,
omerwis from thit; houghs, and unper
ceived, gazes upon the warrior.
A momentipasses; and as Washington
turns and , meets the stranger's gaze, a
strong resemblance is noticed.- The'
same height, breadth or chest, limbs,
nay, almost the same faces ;. save that
of the Stranger in outline, and lacks that
calm consciousness of a greatscail, which
stamps the countenance of Washington.
That resemblance is most strange;
they are clad in the sumo coarse gray
coat ; their' costumes are alike—yet
The stranger throwS open his overcoat
and you behold that hangman's dress,
that British Willem, llathin&with gold,.
and stare. W asbington,starts back, and•
lays his band upon his•cword.
And as those two men, so strangely
alike, mot there by accident, under that
canopy of boughs, one wandering from
Valley Forge, one from Philadelphia, let
me toll you at once that the stranger is
none other that': the master butcher of
the idol king, Sir William Howe.
Yes, there they met, the one the im
personation of freedom, and the other
the tinseled lackey of a tyrant's will:
We will listen to their conversation ;
it is brief but important. •
For a moment the British General
stood spell bound before the Man he had
crossed the ocean to entrap and bring
home, the rebel who had lifted his hand
against the right divine of the • British
Pope ! To that British- General 'was
something awful about the soldier who
could 'talk witlihis God,' as Washhigton
had a moment ago.
" I cannot be mistaken," et., length
said Sir William Howe. " I behold be
fore Me the chief of the rebql army, His-.
ter Washington ?"
WashingtOn coldly:bolvecinda head
• " Then this 'is a happy hour, for.wo
two together can give peace and freedom
to this unhappy land."
At this word, Washington started with
surpriSe, advanced a step, and then ex
• " And who sir; are you that thlts bold
ly promises peace and freedom to "fly
" The commander of his Majesty
'forces in AMerica," said Hoff, irdVanclug
along the wood hidden, rock towards
Washington. " And . oh, - sir I let me
tell you that the King, my 'master, has
heiud of your Virtues, which::alone
nify tho revolt with the:name of war ;
and-it' is to you that . he lookl for the
termination of this Most disantrou! con
test." • • • • - •
Then Washington,. whose, nulso had
never quickened before all the
- panoply of British — arms, felt his
great heart flutter in life bOSO in, as that
, boon 'Was before his eyes, peace
and freedom before his native kind !
"Yes," continued 'Howe, advancing
another' stop,. "my King looks to you for
the termination of this unnatural star.
Lot rebellion once ha. crushed—let the
royal name be finally established by your
influences ; then, sir; behold the grati
tude of King Georgit to Mister Washing
As he spoke, ho placed in tho hands of
Washington „a massive 'Parchment,-
sealed with the broad seal of England,
and Signed with the name of :King
'George. ; • .
Washington took the parchment,
opened and read it, biit his face did not
change a muscle. And yet the parch
mentimmed Mister George Washington,
George Duke Washington, of M. :Ver
non; our well beloved servant, Viceroy of
Here was a boon for the Virginia
planter; hero was a -titlq,,and a ,,, petver
for the young Man who was one clay
struggling for .his,life away there, amid
floatingdee, on thmdark Allegheny,
For ametnant the. face•of Washington
Wits buried in that parchment, aud.thon,
in a lovr,',deep voice,. he spoke,: ,
havelnson lhinking;" Said he, of
the ton thousand . brave men who have
beptl mas sacred in.this quarrel.. I have
been thinking of Bunker Hill; Lazing
ton,' Qualm, Trenton; the dead of,
.GorMantOwn,, Saratoga; ,, •Blaucirriino;
.2-]:” Andlour .klug,'!.coutinued whsh,
ilukt6ll;'Nvlthii look stud torw thai:*ould
[kiwi out into - tip hoati , ltor :Aonrmo,,
Txxxx : In AnyAffire,
1 $2.00 a 7.4ar:
"would have me baiter the bones of the'
dead for a ribbon and a
And then, while Moive shrunk cower.
ing liek, - that Virginia planter, 'Wash
ington, crushed that parchnient into the
sod with the heel of 'his larrior boot ;
yes, trampled that' title, , that royal name,
into one mass of rags and diiSt.
"That's triy,answof to you'r king I"
And there ho stood, with adorn on his "
brow and in his eyes, his outstretched
arm pointing at his minion of King
WftS n!t that a picture for the pencil
of am, angel?. And now that Britiiiii -
Gerieml, recovering from his first sin.-
prise, grew as red as his uniform, with
" Your head," he
hie hands, " will yet redden thetraitei!,
block." • ,
Then Washington's hand ,sought his.
sword, then hie fierCe spirit awoke with
in him ; it was hid first imptilse to strike
the braggard quivering in the dust. But
in a; moment he gfew calm. ,
" Youes is good and* greet King,"
he said with hiS . usual stern. • - "At
first. he is determined . to swop' a Whole '
oontinentwith five 'thousand 1 - rtien,..hut
soon finds his five 'thousand 'Men` must
swell to twenty-five thousand, "before he
can begin his work of murder ; then he
sacrifices his own subjects by thousands;
and butchers peaceful farmers by tensor
thousands—and yet the, march of vic
tory is not even begun: Then, if ho con
quers the capitol city of the' continent,
victory is sure.' Behold the city is in his
grasp, yet Still the hosts of freedom de
fy, him, even from, the huts of Valley
Forgo. " And now, as a last
resort, your %king comes to the
sought with a 'itigh-reward to 'grace
non whose head yesterday was
the gates of London—he offers that rebel
a dukedoma, viceregal scepter T r Arid
yet that rebel tramples the dukedom into
the dust—that rebel crushes, into atofns
the,narie.of - such a king.'''
Ah, never a spaniel skulked away - from
the kick of his master-as General Howe
cringed away from the presence of Wash
ington. 110 anOuntirliiiiliorso • and wag
Ono word';vith regard to tho aged tory,
rho beheld the scene from yonder
bushes, with alternate wonder, idinira—
tion and fear.
That tory, wont Lome:}; have aeon
George Washingt4;ao7Priyar:,!,!, said
upon tbgt,maniepf:*X l ,Pg# 3 4o, l 4H - pray
to God_ AEI kiiit ,, t - jn:ffip..: , _catinot
be a r:oViil;;ot:iallaW i :iii,WV;lo•inorrow
will join - my ions Forge."
o matter what may be your ephere,in
life, you May so act, work,'M it- as to se
cure some good result. In our mere con ;
tract with- others, as friend or acquain
tance, wo may produce an influence which
will remain an over fresh-memorial, of e
soul illumined with truth and purity.
No stately monument may rise to grace
the spcg' earth which inclose& our ashes,
but ot me may bo enshrined amid tho
sweetest_associations in _the'_deopest re
cesses of loving hearts.. ' Tie true that
• ..7n0,,0u1l that. mon do Pm al te:r . themi" -
but what a legacy? crushing, blasting,
withering much that would otherwise
hare been good? How great the account
ability of those who wield a potent influ
ence for nefarious ends
“Tho memory of the iota le Limed,”
Let this apgust yet inspiring truth he
prominently fixed in our minds. How
vividly illustratedit is by the examples
of those holy men who far back in the
centuries sought to promote the welfare
of others rather than exalt themselves
whose very nobility and power 'grow out
of their saintly lives, whose names aro se
fresh now as the dews which still brighten
the hillside where onc.i.their feet pressed
the springing grass, and whose good deeds
and ringing precepts stimulate usto ties
of Christain manliness and virtue.—
Phrimeleigical Joternal. .
At a Teachers Institute in Ohio, recent
ly, a lady teacher was given the word
hazardous to spell and define, and did
it in this style: "11.4-z, has a-r-d, ,sra,
hazard, b-double-s, oss hazardess, "a h.. —
Tycho Binh°, the astronomer, changed
color and his legs, shook under him on.
meeting a hare or a foi Dr. Johnson
would never enter a room with hiki loft
foot foremost; Julius Omar was almost
convulsed by the sound of thunder, and
always :Wanted 'to got into a cellar or
underground to escape the .1144.,.....Te.
Queen Elizabeth, the ainiplo word
"death" was full of horrors: Even Tal•.
leyrand, trembled and changed * color m -
hearing the word pronounced. Marshal
Saxe, who met: and overthrew opposing
armies, fled and screamed in terror at
tho sight of a cat: Peter the • Great
could• never bo persuaded lq_Orciss
bridge, tlinugh ho -tried to master, the •
terror, ho tailed to do so ; whenever. he
see foot on one ho would shriek out in •
.distress and agony.% Byron would never
help any _ono . to salt at the table, nor
'would .ho himself ; if any of
the article' happened to. bo spilan the
table, he would jump up and leave hls
his meal unfinished,. •', . • '
Sickness taken us aside sets us -,
alone with God. • We are taken into his
private chambar, and there he converses
with us, face , to, face. : The world is far
off,'.our relish fc;Kit is gone, and we, are
'alerts,' With God.' Many are tliti words
of grace and, truth which he . therispeake ,
to ue.' our,' former proPs are
away ; and . we must now.lean. on' God
alOnd.: The things' of barth'ainfelt to
.bc:vanity ; man's 'help nsOl&s.; litati!S
sympathy. desCrta, We, are' orist - whoily
that vicrrnay learn that hie'
°pia* and fiympahY are' olough:
it Was ' not for . says one,' ‘.l,
'should 'spend loss tirno,Witli,tid:',4l::
had:not be9n'ioxi(iivaka :*iti;
should' , liave feat one of the "sweetest,
experiences I_ever had in my life., !Ili.
disorder ray .body is.' the 'very help
Want ri:infac.ci; it it .dc4?" itp work before
lays' e the' ti;O'
'writer. on pauperism; spoka of the'
great iuumber nrpereorie ..r4iduold .t.
inwerty by,kho "mysterious doonmuti?Or
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