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Ye eons of Ged, look up!
Put by your worldly frown;
Into your now o'er lowing cup
Still comet& blessings down :
From morn till gentle eve,
From eve to dewy thorn,
His mercies fall upon,your heads—
Why look ye, then, forlorn?
Ye worldly ones, look up!
Raise, raise your eyes to Heaven;
Upon the evil and the just
His showers alike are given ;
0! learn to look above,
From whence all mercies come;
There lay your treasure, and your heart,
Shall claim it for itilome.
Ye timid ones. look up!
Calm all your doubts and fears,
Ye mourning ones upon the earth—
Thus shalt you dry your tears.
Look up, ye weary ones I
Here shall your rest be found;
Lift. up your eyes ye starving ones,
Here plenty Beth abound:
Let all the world look up'
To whence true comfort. comes; -
And, while on earth we /feebly- strive
To make in Heaven our homes,
Grant us, oh Lord, t4trgrace—
Give power to do' thy ,will ;
That., as we dose our eyes is desalt,
To thee well look up still
2 tz, aob atom.
:$* THE TIMELY WARNING.
BY MARY GRACE HALPINE.
"' Good night, papa," said a sweet, childish
',IP I looked down in surprise upon the little girl
:'thatb was standing 'eside my friend's knee; for,
Ithow , h this was our first meeting after a sap-
4arattion of some years, I. had supposed him to
',i' be childless.
.;,s. She had entered the room so noiselessly that,
~ until she spoke, neither of its had been con
ti-scious of her presence.
!; 1 .:
"Good night, my daughter," said my host, a
smile of infinite tenderness softening his rather
stern features, and holding out his arms as he
sp ok e
The child sprang quickly to the shelter of
that broad breast, laying her soft cheek loving
11 he held her thus, stroking as tenderly as
mother might, the shining hair that mingled
*with his own jetty locks, I thought that I had
';',tiever seen a prettier picture. She was in form
„tom petite, with features almost infantine in their
~it d elicacy of outline, he so strong and stately; .
her complexion was exquisitely fair, and her
olyes of the softest blue, while his were black
piercing, and his face bronzed by the exposure
and storm incidental to his adventuions
►atrooly looking woman opened the door,
g upon the,thresliola as if reluctant to
soon as my friend' observed her, he arose
lessing the child with a solemnity and
.ness I had never witnessed in him before,
your own daughter ?" I said, as soon
were left alone.
) ; but I could not - love her better if she
She is the most precious of ail my earth
ssessions, as welt she might be- My
ig little Kathie! she saved my life."
hat! that slender, delicate child f"
es; and when she was smaller and young
n she is now.
will tell you how it was," added my
; replying more to the look of eager in
in my eyes, rather than to anything
id. "It is not a long story."
Ad pushing toward me a cut-glass dish, of
me quaint and curious pattern, filled with
eavy clusters of purple grapes, my host set
led himself back in his easy chair, and cow-
Aimed as follows:
"About . two years ago, important business
called me to A in the Western part of
Canada. Partly because I was more aceus
med to that mode of locomotion, and partly
ecause public conveyances in that section of
e country were slow and uncertain, I started
"I had been about a fortnight on my way,
ytt d was beginning to congratulate myself that
must be near the termination of my journey.
t was near sundown, and the sky began to look
as if a storm was brewing. I bad ridden many
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hours through a rude, thinly settled country,
and began to look anxiously about for some
human habitation. It was, therefore, with a
feeling of relief that I saw, a few rods ahead
of me, what seemed to be a public house. It
was so long since I had seen one that, in spite
of its dark, dreary appearance, it had a pleas
ant look to me.
"There were neither trees nor any signs of
vegetation around the house,,in front of which
a crazy-looking sign was creaking in the wind
that was rising fast, and upon which could be
seen a few letters of what was evidently once
-' ENTERTAINMENT FOR MAN AND BEAST:
now nearly effaced by exposure to the weather.
"As I rode up to the door, I saw a stout,
middle-aged man sitting,upon the rude porch,'
cleaning a gun.
"'Good evening, friend,' I said. 'Can. you
tell me how far it is to the village of A—'
"The man gave me a quick, comprehensive
glance, and then dropped his eyes.
"'lt is a matter, of, eight miles,' be replied ;
•just beyond Black Forest, the edge of which
you can see from here.' •
"'You'd better not attempt it to-night,' he
added, and as he saw 'I wail hesitating as to
Whet he r I had.better stop, or push ahead, now .
that. I was so near my journey's end. 'There
is R, storm coming up; besides, a good many
travelers have been robbed in Black Forest
"'I believe I won't risk it, then,' I said:
cautiously ; 'for I have that about we that I
shouldn't care to lose."
"I recalled, afterwards, the sudden bright
ening of the landlord's eyes as I said this, but
it, was so brief that it made little impression
upon me at the time.
"Remarking that his ostler had gone away
on an errand, he took charge of my horse, and
taking, my saddle-bags in , my hand, I entered
the house. •
"It consisted of a large ball, with a good
sized room on either side. As soon as I step
ped in, my attention was arrested by a little
girt, in. spite of her neglected appearance one
of the most perfectly lovely little creatures
that I ever saw. I learned, afterwards, that
she was nearly nine, but so small and delicate
was she, that she looked full three years
''ln one of the rooms was a large, coarse-fea
tured woman, with a peculiarly disagreeable
expression of, countenance, engaged in some
domestic duties; the other was vacant, and en
tering it, I took a seat upon the settee.
"The little girl came and stood by the open
door, fixing her large, earnest eves open me
with a mournful intentness of expression that
I.uever saw in any child before or since.
"I smiled, and held out my band to her.
"To my surprise, she came directly to me:
"Touched, by this expression of confidence
in an entire stranger, no less than_by her ex
ceeding beauty, I took her upon my knee.
.are not my papa,' e,,he said, regard
ing me with the same wistful look, 'but you
look like him.'
"'Where is your papa?" I inquired, more
for the sake of talking that/ because 'I eared to
"The child shuddered, and tgrned pale
"Just then the landlord entered. He frown
ed, as his eye fell upon the child, and looked
"'You must not trouble the gentleman,' .he
said, in a:voice whose harshness was marked
contrast to the smooth, oily tones he had used
in speaking to me. 'Get down and go into the
"The child shrank, in mortal fear from that
look ; and in spite of my detaining hand, slip
ped quickly from my knee, and left the room.
"After partaking of a warm, substantial
supper, I requested to be shOwn to my room, as
I was desirous of taking an 'early start in the
"The room into which the landlord took me,
was an upper one, of good size and comforta
bly furnished. I observed that there was only
one window, and that one very small, and pro
vided with shutters.
"AS I was examining my knapsacks, with my
back to the door, I heard a faint rustle, and
turning, I saw the little girl I had observed
below, standing in the. middle of the room,
with an expression upon her countenance,
which startled me as muck as her unexpee,ted
"'Are you going to stay hereto-night?' she
said, in a hurried whisper.
"'Yes,' I replied. orirouklu't you like to
"'No, oh no !' she said, with the same look
and tone, and shuddering as she spoke. 'This
GREENCASTLE, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1863.
is a dreadful place ! I heard them talking
about you. Don't stay! If you do, they will
kill you just as they did—'
"'Kathie, Kathie!' screamed the harsh
voice of the landlord's wife; 'come down here,
"Kathie's eyes dilated with terror; and turn
ing, she glided from the room as quickly and
noiselessly as she had entered.
"Listening, I beard angry voices below;
them a sharp cry, ending in piteous sobs, which
gradually died • away, as if the child was con
veyed to some distant part of the house.
"Filled 'with 'indignation and alarm, I opened
the door, with the intention of interfering;
but feeling, upon second thought, bow useless
any such attempt would be, in my present sit
nation, I closed it, and went to the window . . I
placed my hand upon the shutters; they were
iron, and firmly fixed into the Casement !
"It did, not take me long to decide what to
do. After examining iny'revolver, to see if it
was all right, I tonic my traps and descended
ed to the bar-room.
"The landlord started, with a guilty look,
when he saw me.
"'I have concluded to resume my journey,'
I said; in as careless a tone as I could assume.
'Please bring my horse directly to the door.'
"'Every one to his fancy,' said the man,
glancing sharply at me from the corners of his
eyes; 'but I shouldn't want to be the one to
pass through Black Forest, alone, such a night
°"You forget my trusty friend here!' I nig,
touching my revolver significantly as I spoke.
"The villain cowered; for he saw, in a mo
ment, that I understood him.
"'I ''pose you know your own busiuess best;
he muttered, sullenly, as he went out for my
"It was with a feeling of joy that I found
myself again in the saddle, gloomy and lonely
as was the way before me. Yet my thoughts
reverted sadly to the sweet child, to whose
timely warning I owned so much; and I de
termined to obtain a search-warrant, and rescue
her, if possible, from the cruel hands of those
whom I felt could have no legal claim to her.
"I soon struck into Black Forest, which was
composed principally of fir and pine, and to
whose dark foliage it doubtless owned its
'But soon the, faithful creature, that had
never failed me before, began to halt, and final
ly became so lame as to be unable to proceed
"Suspecting some treachery; I dismounted
"The sky had partially cleared, and the
moon had risen, but she gave only a fitful light,
and had now entirely disappeared under a
drid. But striking a match, I discovered
that two sharp pebbles had been skilfully in
serted into one of the fore hoofs, and which
had been driven, with every step, still further
into the bone. I succeeded- in dislodging one,
but the other defied all my efforts, so tying
the animal .to a tree by the road-side, I determ
ined to proceed on foot.
"I had hardly done so, when I heard tho
quick sound of horse's feet along the mad. I
stepped back into the shadow of the tree, and
looking in the direction whence it proceeded,
I could just discern the outlines of two horse
men, who reined up within a few feet of the
spot where I stood.
"I felt that the odds were greatly against
me, but was determined to sell my life dearly.
"'I shouldn't s'pose .his horse could have
taken him away anylurther,' said one of them,
whose voice' instantly recognized as that of
my late hospitable host.
! here is•his horse,' saidthe other„ as
an impatient movement of the animal betrayed
"Just then the moon, emerging from s. cloud,
revealed my form distinctly as I stood, with
one finger on the trigger, watching for the first
,of light to make my aim sure..
"The landlord's- eyes fell directly upon me,
and with a muttered curse he snatched a pistol
from his belt. But he was too late; there was
a sharp whistle, followed by a dull, heavy
sound, and throwing his hands upward, he fell
forward upon his horse.
"As he fell, his pistol, which was at half
cock, was discharged, to all appeadance mortal
ly wounding his companion, who dropped' in
stantly to the ground.
"But it seems that this was merely a feint;
for no sooner did he see that I was off my guard
than he fired. Fortunately he aimed too high,
and the ball passed harmlessly over my head.
"I sprang forward, and after a brief struggle
succeeded in disarming him. Then perceiving
that the bone of the knee was shattered, mak-
ing his escape impossible, I left him, and
mounting the fine-loohing animal he rode, I re
sumed my journey.
"It was past midnight when, I reached
A—; and broad daylight when, accompanied
by a magistrate, posse of constables, and sev
eral of the villagers, I returned to the scene of
my night's adventure.
"The landlord lay just as he had fallen, his
pale face turned up to, the rays of the rising
sun. The other villain bad managed to crawl
away, but was soon tracked and secured.
"We then went in a body to the tavern.—
There was no one in the house but the woman,
whO, though she seemed at first a little startled
at our entrance, manifested the ,most stolid in
difference, even when told of the fate, of her
husbands. As she was believed to be accesso
ry to his crimes, she was taken into custody.
"To my surprise and disappointment, little
Kathie was no where to be found. It was in
vain that I questioned the woman, endeavoring,
by, alternate 'threats and bribes, to obtain some
clue to her fate; she maintained a sullen si
"They had all gone; but I still lingered,
thinking sadly of the dear child, whom I was
constrained to fear iu saving my life had, ost
her own, when I heard a faint cry. I put my
ear to the floor, whence it seemed to proceed,
and it was repeated. As quick as thought I
removed some straw that waslying upon the
floor, revealing a trap-door. lifted , it up, and
there, in a dark, damp,. noisesome bole, was
poor little Kathie, almost fainting from terror
"My joy in finding her you can well imagine;
and as for her, she clung to me as we cling to
the only friend we have.
"The man was tried and executed, the wo
man turning State's evidence. He confessed
upon the scaffold to the murder of a number
of fravellers, among whom was Kathie's father.
"As soon as my little pretege was able to
travel, l 4 took her with me to the States.
"Though the very idea of parting with her
wax a painful one, a sense of , duty induced me
to write to her nearest male relative, an uncle,
residing in Ohio, stating what I had ascertained
in regard to bisloother's fate, and the singular
Providence which had given his little niece so
strong a claim upon my love and protection.
"But he had a large family of his own;'and
though he would have given a home to his
brother's child had she stood in need of it, upon
learning the circumstances, very willingly-re
linquished her to me.
"She has lived with me ever since, growing
nearer and dearer to my heart every day.
"'So, you perceive,' said my friend,'in con
clusion, 'that I did not speak lightly when I
said that little Kathie saved my life! And I
have sometimes thought,' be added, his ex
pressive eyes growing soft 'and misty as he
spoke, 'that she has done much toward making
it worth, the saving; for never., until I felt the
clinging of her little arms around my neck,
did I realize the full import• of .those holy
words. Of SUCH 178 the kingdom of itefiven.'"
And as I looked upon him, and thought of
the one great sorrow that had , darkOned his
youth,• turning to bitterness the sweet spring
of domestic affection, and the life he had led
since, so calculated to draw out the harsherand
sterner part of his nature, I thanked God for
the angel he had sent to him, in the•form of a
little child.—N. Y. :Ledger.
FOR PARENTS TO PONDER.
"I would be glad ' to see more parents under
stand thdt when they spend money judiciously
to improve and adorn the house and the grounds
around it, they are in died paying their child
ren a premium, to stay at home, as much as pos
sible, to enjoy it ; but that when they spend
money-unnecessarily in fine clothing and jew
elry for their children, they are paying them a
premium to spend their time away front home
—that is, in those places where they cad at
tract the most attention and make the most
A lazy boy makes a lazy man, just as sure
_.a crooked sapling makes a crooked .tree.—
Who ever yet saw a boy grow up in= idleness,
that.did dot make ,a shiftless vagabond when he
became a man, unless he had:a fortune left him
to keep up appearances? The great mass of
thieves, paupers and criminals, have come to
what they are by being brought up in idleness.
Those who constitute the business part of the
community—those who make our great and
useful men—were taught in their boyhood to
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A good farmer is known by his fences and
a villain by his offences.
Woman fascinated us quite as often by what
she overlooks as by what she sees.
Sweet memories and beautiful hopes are the
angels in the heavens of the seed.
The best use that can be made of this 14e is
to get out of it aright.
Genius, grafted on,womanbood, is , in danger
of overgrowing it and breaking its stern.
'When you are sure that you are " sublitnee,"
take gOod heed to the. nest "step."
There is no time spent with less thought
than a great - part of that spent in reading.
It is never more difficult to speak well than
when we are ~ . .ettin. ashamed• of our silence.
If you visit a young woman, and you are won
and she isivon, you will both be one.
We should thick that a divorced wife should
consider herself out of the rind. •
That Society where flattery is acted is much
more agreeable then that where it is spoken.
The moon is so old, that, if it is made of
green cheese, it is unquestionably inhabited.
The child has in his Cradle the peace or war
of the fiiture.
Half the failures in life come of pulling in
one's horse as be is leaping.
Therein truth in poetry, but history is
generally a lie.
Nature gives merit; but good fortune sets it
Few qualifications are either more desirable
or More rare than the qualification to be old.
The heart is in motion always, the brain
In many other things, as well a S in skating
over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
Let prayer dawn with the day. The manna
was best when gathered before the rising of the
The world, like Isaac the patriarch, often re
fuses to recall the blessing it has pronounced
If you barely put your nose into a conibini
don of circumstances - , they will shape you like
We insects buzz awhile on the filmy thread.
of this poor. web of life, waiting for the , gray
old spider to come along.
We often see ourselves best by looking a
othe'rs, and' ometimes see them best 'by lookiut
A man in , the consumption has a hollow
cough, but a broken merchant has a hollow
A riotous laugh is the mob•law of the fee
tures, and propriety the magistrate who reach
Fix your.,,eyee upon the goal. Go ahead.
Look not, bank ,unless you have just passed s
Front' bravely the object of your worst ap
prehension, and your stoutness will commonly
Make your fear groundless.
Every event that a wan would master must
be amounted .. on the run. No man ever caught
the reins of a thought except as it gallopped
by him. •
Adventurous rashness is not courage. It is
but an excitement which reacts in proportionate
panic. It retreats in - the very footsteps of its
Every violation of truth is not only a sort of
s uicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health
of human society. The most profitable lie pays
a ruinous tax
The laws of Connecticut are said to have got
blue two centuries - a go,, A good many of the
lawyers of every State have been doing so ever
There is nothing purer than honesty; noth
ing sweeter than charity; nothing warmer than
love; nothing richer than wisdom; nothing •
brighter than virtue; nothing more steadfast
than faith; nothing surer than friendship.