The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, September 25, 1861, Image 1

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Brans Q. 'wain=
We see met:know not: all our Way
Is night : with Thee alone is day..
From out the torrent's troubled drift, , ~
Alnive the storm our prayer we lift,
Thy w . be done 1 • • j
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The flesh may fa , the heart may faint,,
But Who are we t make complaint, it
Oi dare to plead . in times like these' 11
The weakness o our Idve of ease ?
Thy u ill be done 1
We take with solemn tbalikfulness
Our burden up, nor ask it less,
And count it joy that even we •
Mtiy suffer, serve, or wait for Thee,
Whose will be clone
Though dim as yet in tint,and line,
s'e trace Thy Picture's wise design,
And.thank Thee that our age sum:hes
The dark relief of sacrifice.
Thy will be done
And if, in our unworthiness,
Thy sacrificial wine we press,
If from Thy ordeal's heated bars
Our • feet are seamed with crimson scars
.Thy will he doue
if, for the age to come, this hour
.Ortrial bath vicarious power, ,
And : blest by Thee, our presot.pahl
Be 'Liberty's eternal gain,
Thy will be done l
Strike, Thou, the Master, we TV key2,'
The anthem of the destinies-1
The minor of Thy loftier strain
Out' hearts shall breathe the oldr&an,
Thy frill be done!
No reflecting person' cap - fail to per
ceive that the civil war in which we are
now en'gaged must :form an important
epoch in Anglo-American ltilitory , —an
epoch not at all less marked than the f'a•
mous revolution which, in separating us
from the mother country, extingu6lied
' among us the itle: of hereditary privilege
and -monarchial rule, and established the
elective principle as the solo basis of opt
Government. ' •
The revolution then accempli,lied fail
ed, however, to be complete.,112;
and privilege, so far as th..e-white popula
tion was concerned, were set aside ; but
theiliolding of negroes in f. 7 lavcry still re
mained. The patriots and philosophers
—indeed the gteat mass of the intelli•
gent men of the revolutionary era, were
• not so blind as not to see that Sias-Timid
ing was wholly .iric nitpatible With that
system of republican equality whieh they
sought wake the of their Gov
- ernoicht ; and under the i.tiptilse of
. this
con ction the abolition of slavery was
decreed in all tli - e Northern states, and
was ttptle theMidamental law of the new
.state to be ere ted northivest of the, Ohio
. but in - the phintiti,g States the pecuniary
interats involved in this institution wire
too great to allow; it to be thus summarily
disposed uf; and the Washing.tons, the
Jeffersens,, the Madisons, the Henrys, the
Pinckneys of that day were obliged to
cot 3 with the hope that
time 'lig
. wisdom and con
sci, e people would. bring;
the int lOirony, in this
res,r. N rtWrn sisters.
It p _dud with this trust,
on the part at least bf a great majority of
_its frare , rs; that the Federal Constitution
hough obliged to wink at'it, and even to
grant it a large portion of po ical influ
ence, avoided an eperi men of it, and
' it only by a vaile , periphrasis.
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. he ',bitty years that t le attention
of the .nation ' was fixed almost entirely
upon foreign affairs arid, the maintainance
:Of those maratiwe and commercial:rights
in Which slaveholdint,. and free labOr had
a common interest, these two ineempati
tile elements got on' tolerably well togeth
er. .sooner did doinestie affairs
begin to be the chief subject of attention,
. than the Missouri controversy gave the
'first warning...of that iticaptatibility' which
now ' approaches it final solution. Both . A NOBLE REPLY.—Atiiong the Fed
parties, started back in terror and', alarmi_eral . priz•Oners, writes a ' corresdondent
froth - the`desperate struggle which opened i, from Richmond, :is a noble looking and
before them; and that generation, by a.;! intelligent Zouave.
.1 saw . him on- the
• compromise such as was 'still possible, put.,! field jusafter . w
he was' 'taken. While
off the evil time beyond their. day But . ' passing a, -oup of- our Men, one of the
by the eternal law of providence and• tie- 1 l latter called him some hard name. "Sir,"
ture; the duty which the fathers ~, liirked, said the Zouave, turning en his beet and
devolves upon. the, sons. SlaYeholdingl looking the Virginian full in the -eye, "I
- and frat, labor, as we all now see and foel,:l have heard that yours . i a
,natiou of gen
cannot coexist together as' the joint basis I tletnen, but your insult comes from a cow
:.of a. -common society and..a united. gov lard and a knave. l_am lyour prisoner,
'ernment: It therefore only remains fors but you have. no-righ(.to flint , your curses
tit to complete the work which our fath- 1 upon me because Lam unfortunate Of
- ers deft unfinished, and. in completing it, I the two. sir, I consider myself' the gen
to thank God that he has given the; Oman." Tip: Virttiniati. slunk away
'strength and thograceto do that of 3301/012i tinder the merited" rebuke, and a dozen
our grandfathers and fathers, meworable ;soldiers gathered round the prisoner, and
and' great men as they were, did not prove laSSured biro
. of protection from further
capable or worthy. Into that - Canaan'f insult.
Which-they only saw afar with the eyes:
-of faith frote,the top of Pisgah it is for us,
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to enter, not; however, without wars and
fighting. .
How shall matters be so arranged as t
make the triumph. of free •labor aud re
publican ideas complete, and to {vent
forever . the recurrence of any -similar
struggle? o . ' •
To answer this question 'does rot seem
to be very difficult. The first-fruit of the
'triumph .of our arms must be the total
andiinnedii4c abolition of:slave-holding.
The great body of the slaveholders, from
the actk-e, Open. and leading part they
have taken tin the present revolt, have
made themselves just subjects of confis
cation, and. have totally - .forfeited any
right or pretense of Aight they 'might
have had to their Piave property under
the Constitution against which they have
been in armS. i As to such slaveholders
as may be able to show that they have
been loyal throughout, and have gtven no
aid or eneourag.etohnt to the revolt, they
might be justly entitled ;to a pecuniary
indeint ity for the loss of their slaves.
But it would not. be their slaves alone
which the slaveholders would forfeit a's
the penalty of their rebellion. By the
.'3ante rulb, they would forfeit all their
lands also. These lands Ought to be di
i;itled into two portions : one to be reserv-.
ed as a fund' for paying the debts to
Northern manufacturers and merchants
out of which the rebels have' attempted
to-cheat thew; the other, and far the
larger portion, to be distiibuted among
xr dve bemired thousand volunteers as
bounty lauds; in hundred 7 acre lots,. and
on don - clittoti of settlement and cultivation.
Let no one cry out that this is a scheme
I of gmetal Confiscation agarnSt the people
jot* the South. It would full extensively
lon the prineipal and: leadihg rebels, and
would leave the great mass of the South
lern people who cultivate their own lands
with their hands not only Untouched; but
retrieved from the overwbehning blight
of supercilious neighbors, and, as we shall
'now show, va,tly imprOyMf in their con
, union both social and pE. , Cuniary.
• it has been made a great 'objection, and
a very plausible one, too, to the abolition
of silvery, that it would throw the entire
industry of the slave states into confu
siou, owing to the disinclination and even
the moral , ineapacity of the slaveholders'suine the functions 'of employers of
!hired labor; and the disinalination of the
slaves to work for their; late masters.
IV the plan Which we propose all this
difficulty would be got rid of.. The five
bundled thousand volunteer settlers
would understand perfectly the manage
ment of hired laborers. They would set
the negroes an example of industry and
skill by theinselves heading the row.
They would take the negioes as appren
tieeA. and would .500 n. instruct them i,i a
hundred kinds Of handicraft labor/ now
unknown at the South. They Would in -.
spire, encourage, -mid lead: on the great
bOdy of native poor whites by their ex-,
ample; and these poor whites, by the op
poratoity Which 'the general emancipa
tion would afford them of emproying hired
negro labor, would have a 'door opened to
wealth which is now totally closed to
them. ' -
It is not easy to exaggerate the blessed
results which must folliive this substitu
lion of free for forced lablui and this
transfer froin the North td the South of
Million of intelligent farmers and
mechanics. In ten yCals the produotions
of the South would be doubled, nay, quad
rupled. The Northern system- of free
s'eliools,wauld follow itythe wake of free
labor. This'transfer.Of population would
being aboutf.a 'unity of sentiment . and
feeling hitherto unknown.. The Whole
Soutli,.under ,this influence, would . un
the sat civilizing process which,
by means of a similar infusion of North
ern settlers, hae been accomplished in
Southern . Ohio,.Southern'! Indiana, and
Southern Illinois, originally .chiefly set
tled by emigrants from the sfiave states.
It is hardly necessary ioqdd that, with
these five hundred thousand volunteers,
eii&amped in the South, &nd backed by
the great body of the whites and all . the I
emancipaidd ner , roe , li the idea a new,
sTa veho:ders' insu. rections, would be quite
out of the:question.:
The pare iu mind are .not augpieions
e , bote , ' l 6 to, tie: fi-,iilleiPles of 11 kel/Pei'qq, : :40 . •11)13 • Disetiiiimiio . 9.. f ONiiiii,... tite6igli,;oo libis,
"Let this plain truth those ingrates strike, •
Who still, tho' blessed, new blessings crave :
That we may all bare what We like,
.Simply, by liking what we have l"
'.3lary,"said Charles Henderson to his
wife, as they ruse from their noon-tid'e
repast, "this wouhk-be a pleasant day for
' you to go out calling ; - carfryou go
suppose I wild," wag the .reply,
"hut I should have to take Charley with
me, for I promised Jane she might - have
this afternoon,"
• f'Well, then, draw Charley down to the
store and I'll take care of him," said Mi.
Henderson kindly ; and as his wife follow
ed:him to the door, he gave her a good
byh kiss,. and .walked with elastic tread
down the neatly - graveled path leading to
the little white gate.
Mary stood looking after him with•rt
loving eye, and thought "what a dear,
gohd,husband be is ! I ought to be very
thankful." , • •
:It was •a - lovely day in October, anti ,
the breeze stole gently through the crith
son vine-leaves clustering around the, pi
azZa of Lock: cosey cottage home. Mr.
Henderson was engaged" in mercantile
business in the thriving town of West
btiry. Industrious and trtigal in his hab
its, he bade fair to become a successful
merchant; dud his young wife was ever
ready to lend a helping hand, and by her
economy and tact, aided him more than
either of them realized. NeVerthelcas,
she was not always contented -with their
still 'humble lot, although' she seldom
troubled her
_husband with any complaint
Many of her acquaintances 'noted in a
higher throb; of society, and she was by
nO means insensible to the inferiority of
her furniture and dress, %Atm compared
with theirs; and it must be confessed
that the remembrance - of -this fact Some
tiMes caused he; an unhappy hour..
On the afternoon in question, these 176
pining thoughts thronged unbidden round
her heart, and soon o , ainetf undisputed
possession of that citadel.. She turned
aWay'frotm thedoor with a listless air and
ascended- the Stairs to her own room.
flow cheap the pretty cottage set looked
in comparison With Mrs. Thornton's ele
gant rosewood furniture ! The White
window shades, ton, were vastly inferior
to the costly curtains .that draped the
windows of her aristocrat' frre'n ; and
hew low the ceiling was I . a td ' 6 w 'mean
the ingrain carpet seethe ter ambi
tious vision ! And as She began t tn. ke.
her toilette for the aftern ' walk, sy--
ejaculated impatiently
"Oh ! dear ! I've nothing fit
My black silk . looks so diArAiy,
!ye worn, it. so touch ; an4y b,
least tWo inches too
. shlt. Ido t,..
Charles miAht lei me hayre a new dreS.S.i
b'ut its always the Way, a merchant's
Wife must be the lastOD e served. Well!"
,:she concluded with a sigh, "I must ir s , , ear,
the black ;" and as she fastened the-de
spised dress she could not help mentally_
confessing that it fitted her form admira
bly, and although more tWo dears
old, had borne its age remarkably well. i
Her neat straw hat, 'With its briibt. I'oll
ribb'ons and flowers, was very becothing ;
and her street basque, just the style, a;-'1
though made out of her old Her
kid gloves Were not new, but ere free
fromithose untidy rips which too many
ladies leave unmeneed. Surely these I
articles of apparel swere. nut indicative of
extreme degtitution l .
,' Before donning. her outer wrappings,
however, she prepared her twelve-mouth
bay for his visit to .Papa's store A
tine little fellow was the pet Charley, and
when clad in his new Merino dress, with
a pretty cloak and• fancy hat, he might
well be looked upon ky loving:eyes, with
tond: and proud affection:'
Jane helped her mistress draw the lit
de carriage down . the steps and out of
the gate, a r nd Mrs. Ilenderson proceeded
On her way in rather a more desiraile•
'frame of mind 1
She wet several ladies who stopped to
I -iss, ,
Charley, and Gill him "a jewel," "a
iheauty," and "a splendid boy ;" and ar
riving at her husband's store, he greeted
Iher with his accustomed kindness, and
Iproudly lifted his marling boy from the
arrihge, and telling his wife to enjoy
herself all she could, and be at home at
teatime, be again ,bade . her. "(rood bye."
lier first destination was Ilfrs.. Judge
I Thornton's the brown stone house on the
hill ;.' she was one 'of the elite - . of 'West
. bury. As Mrs. llenderson opened the,
theavy iron gate, and walked up the bex-
, :edged walk,.she gazed half enviously up
on the elegant mansion and its tasteful
surrnundings. The yard was very large.
•containing fine trees and shrubbery; vases
'of-geraniums, and mounds of verbena and
heliotrope, while a fountain threw itsl
crystal spray high up in ;the auiunin sun-i
shine, falling a ! -rain - with a musical sound
into; its. marble basin-..
She ascended the b O-ranito steps, and
rang_ the hell, and was guided. by a seri
rant into ; ti , Jitnly lighted-parlor; she sut - I
down onihe"purple velvettete-a•tete and,
looked about her. It iwas all marble,
velvet. a , 'i - rosewood; leverythiog. that.
fancy could desire, .or art invent;
_but it
looked ton fornial, too faultless, lantlthe
visitor remeinhered that it was a child
lessbome,there were' no tiny feet to
tread linen- thse . gorgeous carpets,--no
little hands - to! disarrange those curious
ornaments on 1 the p:eg,ere,- 7; ,n0 yoting
faces to be reflected in those, ;full length
mirrors—';and she.said to:berselfi "1 would
not eire Irny;tTharleyi for them all." •
Just then' the rustle', of brocade' was
heard, and Mrs. Therntolthienidly , en
tered the room 1 She was a pale, }laugh
ty looking. per Son, but 'when She spoke,
there was a gentle cadence in her tones
that told 'she ! Might have been au effcc
tionate and babpy woman had love but
touched her heart with his magic ,wand:
But the blessed tuitn§tiy.oi chtichetiltid
been denied her, and anthition' was the
idol of her proud husband. 'lt 4'as evi
dent that awidTrll Elie ltixnries of Wealth,
she still felt lonely and sad. ' • '
After a brief call 'lary. left, and as the
iron gate again clan.ed :behind her. 'she I
gave a sigh of 'relief:land hastened on to
Mrs. Livertubr i e s who lived in the large
white mansion.nearly 'opposite Judge
Thorn toe's. When Mrs.•llenderson took
'her seat in the parlor, she needed no 'pre
vious acquaintance With the family to at -
sure herlhat enildren fOrined an import
ant element of the household. The floor
was literally strewn with toys; a broken:
headed doll lay on the sofa,•-:2-a rocking•
horse stood in the room ;'and immediately
after herj entrance a noisy boy, rushed in
and. bec , an hanuding a ball, at the end-,
rent risk of mirrors:and vases 1 He was
soon follnweC by two little gi'rls, with
dirty faces' and aprons, Rho were quite
overwhelmingHin their attentions to Mrs.
Flenderson's ;bonnet-strings land face
At last Mrs t Livermore, ntered Maar
ing a Wrapper w i hich bight once have been
of rich cashutere, but. which ,was now
'quite too Moe,. Bthiet to; Pe elegant.
held her batiyina ber aril's, and!altlicugh
its robe was ,of finely Wrdight icambric,
it was too ctut,npied!lnd, dingy to be ex
cusable in tbe eyea of 'Mrs. Henderson,
among,.whoseLdistinguished traits ;Vas'a
love of neatness arid order. The call - wad
as arrreeable ; as could have been 'expected
l.undr the'ciredinstances; ...Mrs. Liver-
Itnore was an : e asy, affable 'wetuan, but too
indolenl, and careless. o ;govorn.. her chil.
dram, or to keep them and herself dressed
- tidily. No,' 'Wonder ;that her . !husband-,
had been; a prim and precise bachi•
r ‘ o
he rarely
, o f r was deadly sli f e a c ti k i e u d y, a o t t il t ie a !a t; f:
''l i ei.enitiganii s' eh Cot
et 't'otreiliei r‘i'll ''' '1
ru4 td ' ip. ietii. domestics,
'. wed the Staple of ;Mrs.; iverrnore's
dOnversation on all odeasions.
' :qrs. Henderson,-; again ; drew ; a : r:
breath as She ;turned toWard';Mrs. Leirrli''s;
tasteful cottage: fccie'all was in-perfect
'order , the' two children models of good
behavior, add i 3lrs. - an ;excellent
and amiable pdirson ;• 1.:),14 alail she vas a
widow, and as Mary. , Henderson - flioditht
'how lonely it ,must be to treadlife's Path
way:with no . to ADI S,lrong arts upon, she
prayed that . she might tia truly grateful
for the loire !mud' devotion ;of her, kind
husband.• .. ;1 ' ' ' '' '
Her next tall was'at'Mrs. St etofi ; d,
large and showily furnished, houSe, but
it was well known in. Westbiiry 'that cnly
the most strenuous axertiens 'enabled the
aspiring family "to keep: lap , appear.
epees." They toiled early andi'late,con•
; trived, pinched and Bc:6ml - red:in their
. 1 daily living ;and apparel,, that' they-Ili - tight
have the means for occasional display at
parties and at chureb.• 'Mary piti;edthem
and thought how unSatisfying tuustSueb a
life be ; all outside' --no pure home
lenjoyment. .And again Shelelt thankful
for her own, less ostentatious, but far hap-
I pier lot. ; • I; • • 'I• . -
The short Autumn afterabon ;ivas-draw.;
ing to a close,
.and she had; time btit for
one more pail, and that was on Mis.A4ne,
the wife ,of her pa.tor• The parsonage
was an attractive ittd: cheerful . looking
lacking ntne ;of the appfiances
of wealth. Mrs. LS•ne ' was blessed with!
la devoted husband, ; add three, beautiful
I and affectionate children ; but' she Was 'a
confirmed invalid, land could, not" rise
!from the lounge in' the sitting-rooni, to
I welcome Mrs. IleadcrSne 'Shp . - was• a
sWeet-lOoking intellectual woman; but her
life VSTS oaa of. wearutess aid suffering;
and only the .. ponsolations the. religion
which she not only Professed, but 'exem
plified' in all'Altingsli enabled her to en
dure her pain hntl l'angtior.ivith so Much
meekness .and patience.; .Again Ma
ry's conscience . reproach her,.—with the
prieeless boon of
.14alth; 116,,w could she
call herself Poor ? ; I; • ! I. • . •
She now returned tvith light step,
but lighter .; heart, ,to. 'the little cottage.
from 1 whose Windos4s 'she 'already saw
light beaming' invitingly. The cosey sit
ting room had nevc Junked Whiant
to her. before ; a cheerful ire butted'
the grate; ; het' husband . wise seated near,
reading; the evening papery and Charley.
was ,asleep ib .his ,arius. The tea•table
was neatly- spread . ) 'only- awaiting-her
inrnld. itsan she laid4aide ter Omer..
inents, Jane brought - 41 the tea and toast.
pharles laid his littfe,heylosvn gently jin
the 'crib, and after giving:lda, rife thi
usual kiss if Aveleorne, they eat down lto
their - evening meal
~; "Had
.. a looit time, Mary ?". was •tbc
first 1 .1 • :,'•
"Yes, Charles it line been, truly a 'good
time, for. I have leari3ed' a leison this of
ternoon, which J.rusti,Will 'be•
in its good-resultis.l ilfit4, been - taught
that 4 node. lowever ' favored, can. e.ii)ect
Unalloyed, happiness' ow earth, and that'
wealth does not bring 'Oll it, perfect en
jOymeat: II would not .esehange nry
hit'statid, rt . ry baby,
trig lealtb, ll and toy- warm, heart for all
the glittering treasure that gold- aloe
,pan buy. I I have learned that the s,weet
iekt- of all earthly ! bleskngS is cont6nt
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no. after C
eveniharles bad return
ed to bis store, and- little Charley had
been tindrEised, Mary Ilas seated at her
liitle work-table,Sut thb sesiinj dropPed
trom her fingers, anal shy, thoughtfully
took up her pocket-bible, tifkof her
sainted mother; was ii:ati ankel'S hand
Chat opened it at the welds of the Avis
,tle ?
F "But godliness wi h contentment l i.
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o'6i' gal 4. '
1,. "For we - hronett 'O'illing . into ti iE
*arid, , and it ili — eeriainT .wc can, ca t )?
nothing out. - ' • i 1: ; ; . !
,k "And having Mood and rahnent,.let -is
1?c •
. therewith . content. I i :• , .
t"But•they that t ill to richfall irto
emptation, .andia snare, a into rainy
Foolish h ,
s- and hurtful lusts; which dn . :l*n
men, in d estruetiun and! Derditrpt . ).
;ff f r the love of money is the,root of
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411. evil; which while spine coveted after,
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'they' have erred from the faith,: .auci
l 'Pierced - themselves .througlf with' Many
'.l' -.-• -
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And as 3tarvc ose saarea solu E ne
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lAbese words sank deep•iptn her heart..
Wi-at, better wpm] Inould we find 'for
''this little story about CAthS. ,
il—Ritral New Yorker • •
i; George Cult:mon und myself were
Oiainis;,aud, as a dogtrot cenSequenee,
roomed.. together. George p o ess
• n.
spirit for fun ; and when On opportunity
offered whereby he could Outltit the lac,
iiky 'or the ever, watchful 't.utois., he was
•:,ars„ to improve :
... . to
‘, !. ae -,cold and rainy evening towards
Pie {latter 'part of December, George and
inydeitwere snugly eseanced:in.pur little
1 - * - rii on the' third floor 'of the college
'bilitliini. : Both of fi'stiadi . been for the
a-t;tW'oliours deeply . Oga,,' , ibil iii . stinly.,
: r ow our studies 6clog - jolly : fearned, we
threw aside our lioolts and 'sat gazing Va. '
*intly at the .fire.
.Dreotitly, George'
arose; anii after ffifeing{ifp,eliid Sown .the
{foolil.sei•eral times, exelaitued aloud: - '
!i: " I have .it! Now fOr some 'fun." -.,
tbereupon oated himself in front
of me, is though some nittet: of great
importance was to be iliseussed.
"Lew," said he, "what do von say to
having eaine mist turkey ?7
I replid,that rio . "Uld , very accept
able, and wished to beitiforeued hoti we
I dre to' firoeuriihe article hi question..
"Wily, easy enoegh,!' :plied` he Ail
S'iot have fo_ do ig to folloys , u y dliefitions,
and' the turkey Will betortheoruings.",
is ! He t!hen bade me remain
.untih t he re
i A
June _ P utti_ gon his hat' and coat, he
left' the• l ;rootn. • 4.1 e soon returned, hewer
! er, anal from beneath :his overcoat pro-
I duce& ar - firse, plump turkey, all dressed,-
ready for dooltin_, : procured. by some pls.
teriousl meths. 'l.le set about the task of
,being chief cook, tyiric• a piece .of thin
Wire to the neck of the fowl,,' and then
suspending it, like Illohamnied's coffin,
,een heaven and earth, from the wan- 1
tle shelf thereby imitating the old custom
'of cooking.
All things pror , reised very well,
o • c
far;,and the savorp swell arising from
the, now nearly cooked, turkey, served to
increase our appetite,: and k , nr,.nonths
'Watered at the sight. It' wa.s"-riew done
'and ready to he served, when we were
Startled by aloud"knock' at the dodr.
Georve hastily caught up our bird, and
liuisingi the viVadow, let it gentry down by
.wiserfire then makiWg the. Wire . fast he,
Softly claied the: window, aod resumed
his studies,
.while I waited Wu the door,
Which I 'opened and there.before"
Stood one of the tutors, Be said he call
ed to s i ee if our room 'needed any repAr
iUg• aiwitwe •of cour r e iiiiitect him to
enter, 7 .-hich,he did.
He said that be alWays took a deep in
terest in the personal !welfare of the stu
dents, iand he thought, perhaps, our, clos
et waeted repairmg-4thereupon looking
into it : nextlooked under the bed,
tit see if we needed any carpet there; also'
in the bed, to see if more; covering was
essential to our corufWrt. put findlug all
right, her seated himself in a chair, and
;Very coolly wanted to; knoW if the ea:ins:-
iv department had been. moved;o,_the
upper, part of the building, as . .he smelt
Ilin - futnes of cooking very plainii We
made, hat eignsn 'ARA afttir
hour.anita hal f
he took his leave. - •
,Georgeinfinediately raised i tli&window l
and, hnuleCup. - „the wire, on whiCh ou:c
evening nieal ha o‘ been sustended,,
judge of our..ebOgrja. - and . ,izetehiObin*4
when we bOhei r d;Anstead etre - turkey,
only the bonas filietiedto ibe . iy i irt t .,B4,4
a &per ae,tompanying on, :' Which
was written ' ' -4
"That was mighty good I s.ienu ne
, . . .
The, joke of it'.was,, we hail,
against the. window. of- the,rooehhehm
ours ; and the inmates seeing it, dangling
down, appropriated\ it to their .oita..*P.,
Long after that Wore -known as
• MANLY MEN. • • :
< A - man may •ohainhis appetit'es
hold the realtwof knowledge within
- cincture
_of his' bram, 'Una yetyin the stid - -
dest aspect of all, be_ overcome by the
World.. And:again I say, how startlino:
is the fact that ono may hold of steadily
up to :a particular point, ard thereall
gives way. 0, my brother man, meaning,
to Tice the life of duty. the life of religion f
theworld is a mighty anta,,emnist, subtle
s la's it is strong; more to be dreaded in its .
iihisPers 'to the heart's secret inclinarionS
than in gross shapes of evil.
_And Jet me.
say to you that it is a great thing in this
respect to overcome the world. - 408 ar
great thing, by God's help and your
effort, to keep it in its Place, and say td
i its eager pressure, "Thus far and no
n" fit-,
the A great thing, 0 inerehant: tn
carry Mt t:ltie of rectitude to the laby,
rintbs of• traffi c . and' to feel the woof of;
eternal sanctions crossing the . warp - at
the daily interests. A great thing, ,0;
piditielan ! to Withstand the fickle teach,
i n ugs of popularity, to scorn the palatable
fie ' and .Itecp God's .signet upon yokir_con-_
science. A great thing,' 0 man ! wirat 7
ever your condition, to resist the appealt
of envy add revenge; of avari c e and
MeasUre, and to , feel that , your life baa
higher ends than these.: Strenuous urasi
be the endeaiorl but proportionnbly blesii
eel is the vittory of him
,who itt - thesa in
issties overcomes the world. ~
• , , ' • RE - v. E. H. CHARM. -
I • c
rnan,in this,country has'
a deservedly higher reputation for rag
ions intelligence ; a. ; judgment,
than the ve,nerAte;v:ident of Rutzer's ,
College, and ;Pres - e — A
Bible Society. In filate address to the
graduating class; he says c
. This, then, is a. righteous war. The,
President of!the , United Stntes is fulfill
ing the sacred oipli i ttatiops'Which his duty
and, his oath imposed, to preserye, pro-.
test, and defend the Constitution of ,thri
United State's."
We w ‘ ar not for reveuge, but foedaty,„
for, fnndtmental prineililes, for the very
foundation of all government. The mem—
ories of the Past, the solemn pledacs .of
fidelity often:given and renewed, and the
best.hoped of Humanity, all constrain us,',
as a people, to
.thii painful necessity. TO
draw back in this day of her trial, would:
he as ungrateful to ottrCountry as it would
be ourselves. We dare not de-,
spise, and cainlokafford to lose the. rich:
blessings of Our free. institutions and suf
fer them to be rashly broken np..without i
the last efforts of a pairiiitie struggle to
maintain them.
Jeff. Davis on Treason
Jeff. Davis, in tbe.surumer of 1858, in'
Faileuil' Hall, pranounced
. an • auattetniu.
upon traitors,' and treason in language to:
rewenibered when he is captured, and'
the leaders handed with him in the sa,t l
religiOns attempt to'overthrow the' stieretr.
edifice of the C r onstitration which
. 41:6;
had sworn to support, and whichliasaiV-,
en them their wellfarf; It was in` sacl}
words as these that the chief of the trai- . .
tors invoked confailim te'traiiors font'
short years ago
M:o9'ng caiprits, there is none - more:
odious to my Maid - than a public offi.:el._
who-takes au oath to support the Con - bti-:
tution••:-the compact '4tween the Stutes,
binding each other: for -- ,the common de- .
fence' and general welfarg of the. othbr---
yet retains to liiiuseif a Mental reserva. •
Lion that he Will war upon the principles,
he has swcrn to maintain, angl. upun the, -
property rightsi.the„ProteetiOn of which - -
are part of the compact of the Union. ,
• IA is a crime too low, to be named be-,
fore this wenibly. It is one
man with self-respect Wr.
Would ever tour-,
mit. To swear that, he will - support the_
Cons.itution—to take an office - whjell
tongs in many: ot its relations 1 lie —
Statei, and use it as a means af Injur
ing a portion of the State of whie% he is
the representative, is treason to ever,i tl
honorable to' man! It is the'' - aud. -
cowardly attack of him who gains fl— ,
fidence of another, in order that ire nay
wound hint.'
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