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IGIN OF THE WORLD.
e following novel and amusing cosmogony was
ed us by Professor True, who picked it up in
,of the hulls of the Wesleyan University. It is
out. name, date, or circumstance to identify its
horehip, rind is evidently the rough draft or orig
-1 of the poem, as some of the verses seem to be
Query: Who was the author, and for
at. occasion was it written ?
is world is probably as odd as any in creation,
d of the way in which 't was made I'll give an
•as difficylt to work at first, for it was dark as
fumbling round the workmen found a match
and struck a light.
s world was then a chunk of mud, as awkward
as a biscuit,
en the carpenters got out their tools and went to
work to fix it.
of them knocked the corners off and smoothed
them with his knife,
le others puttied up the holes, as natural as life!
.n this was done, another Bartholomew and
d out. a monstrous hole clean through with
David's three-foot auger,
. 11 they obtained a cedar pole and hooked it full
drove it through the infant world and hung it
in the crotches.
n Moses oiled the gudgeons up, and putting on
turned it like a pepper-mill, whae Thomas held
~,ade a little fuss at first and gave a groaning
soon it got a-turning good, and has been ever
ruled away some days or more, till it was hard
then the carpenters went up and tinkered on
y filled the roof with gimlet, holes to save from
burning nil, •
the moon is but o mallow bole through which
the pigeons crawl.
n David hit upon a plan to move the world by
i though they'd got a water-wheel, they could'nk
find a stream.
they bought ap engine then, which weighed
about a thousand tun,
the hole they out through the pipe Is what we
call the sun. •
n coming down they took their spades and
scooped the bikes and bays.
built a rain-tub in the sky, on the plan of
Robert Farrell, eta.,
4 , pulled the plug and let it run a day or two
every bay and lake was full up level•to the
male the little fishes thou, so slippery
,oh Jonah thought he could gulp doWn, but one
of theta gulped him!
made the blue-eyed codfish, and the pickerels
tun-bend with his ugly horns, with prick like
they mode the animals that live upon the land,
the fooliPh little chip-niuck to them that under-
It they made the pretty birds, some with feathery
the frog which crooks and jabbers to the
nightingale that sings;
om d e flies t o eat the sugar, and boas to eat the
min to catch the bivalves and make them into
thought that all was finished then, and going
round to see,
found that woman Wt n't made, aocording to
ant drank a pail of milk, whiolt made him
hen they came a little gnme both cuaningly
cher took a carving -knife, and opening his
out a rib In half a jiffy, not making any
they set their wits to work to see what they
shortly had an oven up and put it on to bake;
took it out and through the nose theybreathed
the living breath ;
when Adam waked and found a wife, he was
kled half to death.
ton being made at first from out of bone
id all the reason why her notions are so
ou've had a shortaccount how this world
s made of clay,
has been a•doing since I'll tell some other
r author, who excites the hostility of
:s, is covered all over with quills like
hog. But be differs from the porcu.
fact that the quills are shot into
•ead of being weapons for him to shoot
rn the dinner-tables upon tho ladies,
torn the tea-tables upon na.
An old soldier, entitled to his discharge from
the army, on the .score of long service and
many wounds, being on the point of quitting
his regiment, went to make his adieus to his
"Ah, well, men brave," said his officer, "so
you are about to leave us—to exchange the life
of a soldier for that of a citizen. Now, as this
career will be somewhat novel to you, my es•
teem and friendship, which you have won by
your bravery and good conduct, prompt me to
offer you a little advice before parting; and if
you will submit to the conditions of that advice,
without at present seeking to divine their mo
tive, you will never have cause to regret having
followed my counsel. What money have you
about yon 7"
"Only three louis d'or, Captain, and a few
francs to defray the expenses of my journey."
"Very well—give me the three louis d'or,
and I will give you three muiiins for your guid-
"The state of my finances renders that rath
er a dear bargain," said the soldier; "neverthe
less as wisdom is more precious than gold, and
in order to prove to you the confidence which
I, in common with the rest of my comrades,
repose in you, I consent to it" And the sol
dier handed the three louis d'or—all his fortune
—to the Captain.
"Very good," said the Captain; "now, my
friend, listen to, recollect, and put in constant
practice, these three maxims; Keep the straight
road ; Never meddle in the affairs of others ;
and, Postpone your anger to the morrow. In
the mean time, await me here afew moments-"
The old soldier remained, pensively leaning
on his musket, and somewhat repentant of his
bargain. "Keep the straight road—Never
meddle in the affairs of others—and Postpone
your anger to the morrow—very wise, assured
ly, and very well worth three /ottis d'or; only
it is rather unfortunate that that sum should
happen to be the whole of my fortune."
In a-few minutes the Captain returned, and
placed a small loaf of bread in the hands of
the soldier, exacting from him a promise that
he wnuld not cut it until that moment arrived
which he should consider the happiest of his
life. Then embracing each other with that
sincerity and affection which characterize all
Frenchmen and old companions in arms, they
bid each other adieu.
The soldier took up his line of march for
home. Having been joined by a conipagaon
de voyage, towards the evening of the some day
they arrived at a point where the road separa
ted into two branches; the one, wide and ap
parently easy turned a little to the right;' while
the other, narrow and difficult in appearance,
was the direct continuation of the grand route.
The travelers hesitated for en instant, delibera
ting which road to follow, when the soldier,
suddenly recollecting the first parting maxim
of his Captain, said—
"l keep the straight road."
"And I," said his comrade, "shall choose
the easiest "
But the unfortunate traveler found that his
road, so wide and easy at its entrance, termina
ted in a gloomy forest, the haunt of wild beasts
and lawless men. He paid the penalty of -his
unwise choice that night, and on the morrow
the old soldier learned that his companion of
the preceding day had been assassinated.
"Ah, mon cher Clapitaine," thought he,
"your first 'maxim. at least, was not a dear
one ! truly, 'Wisdom is more precious than fine
The same day he arrived at the auberge of a
small village; and in conversation with some of
the peasants, they advised him to visit, is his
quality of a soldier, a certain Marquis, the pro
prietor of a neighboring chateau, who wade a
pleasure of dispensing the most liberal hospi
tality to all military men who might happen
to pass on that road. Following their advice,
he was received wits courtesy and politeness,
assured of a hearty welcome, and invited to
the table of the nobleman.
But, wonderful to relate, is the midst of the
supper, a lady clothed entirelywith black, with
slow step and downcast eyes, entered and took
her seat at the table; and this lady, of noble
birth, and a French woman, drank Porn. a hu
The soldier, however, took no notice, appa
rently, of this singular circumstance, and the
conversation proceeded as usual, without inter
ruption. It was not that he wag the less curi
ous to discover the, meaning of this extraordi
nary conduct ; but the substantial benefit which
ho had derived from following the principle
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GREENCASTLE, PA., TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1863.
contained in the first maxim, caused him to ap
preciate the second—Never meddle in the of
fairs of others.
After supper, when the lady had been some
time absent, the Marquis addressed himself to
the soldier, and regarding him futedly,,said
"My friend, you are no ordinary,man ; for a
most remarkable scene has been enacted before
your eyes, and yet you have not wade the least
"Monseigneur," responded the soldier, "It is
one of my principles, never to meddle in, the
affairs of others,"
"Brave man l" exclaimed. the Marquis, "I
perceive that I ann trust you, and that you are
a man of honor and prudence. Follow me,
and you will :earn the value of your discre
Taking a torah, , ,beJed the soldier by a wind
log passage to a subterranean vault., But, oh.
horror the pale and vacillating" light of the
flambeau was reflected on all sides by ghastly
skeletons, which its fliekerings seemed to re
aniwe, and which appeared to menace two visi
"Listen, my friend," said the nobleman;
"the black lady whom you have seen this night,
is the lady of chateau, condemned to drink, at
my table, from the skull of her lover, Idiom I
have killed. These bones are those of tarvel
ers who hhve seen precisely what you have seen,
but have not been prossessed of your prudence.
I have satisfied their curiosity, and , their death
alone could protect me from the consequences.
Your discretion has saved your life. Aad•now,
my friend, as proof of my appreciation of your
prudence and good judgment, accept this purse.
You are at liberty to remain at the chateau as
long as you may choose; or, if you prefer, to
continue your journey."
Conceive, if possible, the emotions of the old
soldier. Who would wonder, if he had that
night often repeated in his sleep, "Never med
dle in the affairs of others ?"
The next morning he continued his route,
and the remainder of his journey. passed with
out any further adventure of interest. He at
last arrived in sight of his cottage, where all
that was most, dear to his heart awaited
that heart beat quick as he placed his foot on
the threshold. Without announcing himself,
he entered; but, alas, what a reception ! for
behold—oh, fruits of absence !—the first object
that wet his astonished gaze, was a young priest
tenderly embracing his wife !
With the decision of an old warroir, the sol
dier levelled his musket, and in another instant
a ball would have pierced the heart of the un
happy priest; but a thought arrested his hand,
penetrating his soul like: an electric shock—
Postpope your anger to the morroto.—and he
loWered his musket, and hung his head, over
come with bitter disappointment and dispair.
His jealousy, however, was not of long dura
tion; for behold, upon an explanation. this priest
was his son ! Adopted in his infancy by a
good! clue of the village, who had directed his
studies, he had recently taken holy orders, and
had preceded but a few moments the arrival
of his father.
Thus the old soldier, after a long absence,
had at last returned to his faniily, and had
found his sou a priest—the nevi/au/era of
human perfection in the popular estimation.
When had he ever conceived of such happi
ness as this ? It was assuredly the moment to
cut the loaf of bread—but hardly had he done
so, when a playful kitten, wished to share in
the General joy, sprang towards some brilliant
object' which rolled troin'the loaf on thegoor.
It was the three louis d'or, which hactneen
placed there by the Captain !
THE servant of a Prussian officer was one
day with a crony, who inquired how he got
along with his fiery master. "Oh, excellent,"
answered the servant; "we live on very friend.
ly terms; every morning we beat each other's
coats. ,He takes his off to be beaten, and I
keep mine on !"
A man is utterly unlit to hold public office
in excited times if he cannot properly and re•
spectfully receive at the hands of as enlighten
ed constituency any quantity of mud, eggs,
To live in the country we must be content
with the country as we find it, and not look for
city airs in the very leaves and sunbeams. The
bird expects his tree there and not a cage.
Nature paints in the streets au eternal pie.
ture of moving men, children, beggars, and
fine ladies, draped in red, green, blue, and gray
—capped and based by heaven, earth, and sea.
No human heart is ever vacant. It has as
an inhabitant either an angel or a devil.
PRESBYTERY OF CARLISLE.
The Presbytery of Carlisle met in Middle
town, Pa., on the 14th of April, at half-past
seven o'clock, P. M. The opening sermon was
preached by the Rev. N. G. White, from John
xviii. 38, and John xvii. 17. There were
twenty-seven ministers and twenty-one ruling
elders present. The Rev. James Kennedy was
elected Moderator, and John 0. Proctor was
elected Temporary Clerk. Thomas X. Orr, a
licentiate was disraissed, to put himself, under
the.care of the Presbytery of Allegheny City.
Geoige T. Cain, licentiate,•was dismissed, to
put himself under the care of the Presbytery
of Newton. John C. Bliss, a . licentiate, was
received under the care of this Presbytery,
from the Central Presbytery of Philadelphia;
and W. C. Stitt, a licentiate from the Presby
tery of Potomac, was received under the care
of Presbytery. The Rev. Robert A. Brown
was dismissed to the Presbytery of Donegal.
The pastoral relation existing between the Rev.
Mr. Chalfant and the Mechanicsburg church
was dissolved, and Rev. Mr. Chalfant, at his
request, was permitted to labor as chaplain in
the Eighty-fourth regiment of the Pennsyl
vania Volunteers. The pastoral relation ex
isting between the Rev. W. T: Beatty and the
Greencastle and Waynesboro' churches was
dissolved, and Mr. Beatty was dismissed m join
the Presbytery of New Brunswick. The fol
lowing was adopted as a standing rule of Car
lin Presbytery :
"Resolved, That hereafter this Presbytery
will not entertain any request for the dissolu
tion of the pastoral relation, excepting in such
cases where all the provisions and requirements
of our Book have been fully and properly ob
The next stated meeting of Presbytery is to
be held in Mercersburg, on the first Tuesday of
October, at half-past seven o'clock, P. M. The
Rev. W. C. Cattell was appointed to preach
the, openinr , sermon, and the Rev. Mr. Gordon
his alternate. Rev, Mr. Cochran was appoin
ted topreach on the second day. of Presbytery
and the Rev. Mr. ? Sample his alternate. An
interesting, narrative of the state of religion
was read. The church at Hagerstown
ted a call for the services of Mr. W. C. Stitt.
The call was found in order, but as Mr. Stitt
was not at Presbytery, the call was retained by
Presbytery for the present. The church at
Carlisle presented a call for the services of
Mr. John C. Bliss. The call was found in
order,, and it being presented to Mr. Bliss, he
signified his acceptance of the same. Presby
tery then proceeded to examine Mr. Bliss on
experimental religion. and the arts and sciences,
Hebrew and Greek lan ,, unes Ecclesiastical
History, TheOlogy, Church Gpvernment, and
the Sacraments. He also preached a sermon
from Jer. xvii. 9, as part of trial for ordination
—all of which were sustained. Presbytery
resolved, when it adjourned, to adjourn to meet
in the Second Presbyterian Church of Carlisle,
on Tuesday evening, the 12th of May, at half
past seven o'clock, P. M., to attend, to the or
dination and installation of -Mr. John C. Bliss.
S. J. Nicoolls was appointed to preach the ser
mon, and Mr. Beatty to be his alternate; Dr.
Creigh to, preside, propose the constitutional
questions, and make the ordaining prayer, and
.Dr. Harper to be his alternate; Mr. Hays to
deliver the charge to the pastor, and Mr. War
ner his alternate; Mr. Bells to deliver the
charge to the people, and Mr. Cattell his al
ternate. Mr. Thomas H. Hench was taken
under the care of Presbytery as a candidate
for the gospel ministry. The Rev. William C.
Cattell, and the Rev. Robert MoCtichren were
elected clerical commissioners to the General
Assembly, and the Rev. J. S. Gordon alternate
to Mr. Cattell, and R. J. Warner alternate to
Mr. McCachren. George Heneh, of Centre
Church, and James Clark, were elected lay
commissioners ; and Joseph M. Means alternate
of Mr. }Tench, and R. G. McCreary alternate
of Mr. Clark. The churches of Williamsport,
Big Spring, Greencastle, Mechanicsburg, Lao
disburg, Centre, and Upper, obtained leave to
supply their pulpit themselves for the next six
months; and the. Rev. W. P. Cochran was ap
pointed to supply Millerstown and Ickesburg
for the next six months. The Rev. Mr. Coch
ran, and W. J. Jones, ruling elder, were ap
pointed a committee to organize a Presbyterian
church in Newport, Perry county, in iepord
anoe with the wishes of certain persons there.
The Rev. David Grier requested Presbytery to
dissolie the pastoral relation existing , between
hint and the Dickinson church; whereupon
Presbytery resolved to cite the congregation to
appear at the adjourned meeting, to be held in
Carlisle, on the 19th of May, to show cause
why the request should not be granted. A
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committee was appointed to return thanks to
the officers of the Cumberland Valley Railroad
for their kindness in returning the members
of Presbytery over their road free of ex! eases
Dr. Creigh was appointed a committee to visit
the Burnt Cabin's Church, in accordance with
the report of the Missionary Committee.—
Presbytery resolved to approve of the Revised
Book of Discipline.
The following paper was adopted unanimou. -
ly by the Presbytery. viz :
Whereas, The unjustifiable rebellion inaug
urated in our Southern States, more than two
years ago, still continues, and this nation is
engaged in a desperate struggle for its very
life: and whereas, this conflict involves great
moral and religions principles. as well as mere
ly political questions: and whereas, silence on
the part of this Presbytery might be miscon
strued as indicating a want of interest in the
national struggle, or of hearty sympathy with
the national government; therefore, be it
Resolved, 1. That the Presbytery of Carlisle,
having under their care fifty-one churches, in
Pennsylvania and Maryland, hereby declare
their unwavering attachment to the Union be
queathed to us by our fathers, our abhorrence
of the principles of' secession, our hearty sym
pathy with the General Government, and with
the brave and self-denying defenders of the
same on the land and on the sea; and we here
by call upon all the people under our care to
be firm and unwavering in their adherence to
the Government and to the Union cause, until
this causeless rebellion shall bare been sup
pressed by the powers that be, which are "or
daieed of God," to bear the sword, and to be
a terror to evil-doers, and until civil and relig
ious liberty be established in all or borders,
and enjoyed by all our people.
Resolved, 2. That we rejoice to know that
our ministers, in their public services, habit
ually pray for tho blessing of God upon the
constituted authorities of the land, and upon
the army and navy of the Republic; and we
trust that this eminently proper practke will
Resolved, 3. That we rejoice in the appoint
ment, by the President, of a day of fasting
and prayer, in view of' the Divine judgments
which are resting upon the land; and that we
will observe it with solemnity in all our
Resolved, 4, That we recommend the read
ing Of this Minute from all our pulpits, on the
fastday; that it be published in the Presbyte
rian, the Presbyterian Banner, and the Pres
byterian Standard, and that a copy be sent by
the Clerk to' his Excellency, the President of
the United States. J. 0. P.
It would be curious to see a list of things
that everybody thinks and nobody says, and
another of things that everybody says and no
Milkmen are apt to get a stiff, upright car
riage and an angular movement of the arm,
reminding one of a pump and the working of its
There is a sort of comfort in the wayward.
ness of discontent, a soothing music to the
restlessness of the .soul in the deep base of
Eleotricity and magnetism change their hab,
itations, but never perish. And the soul is in
the body Cs electricity in the cloud or as mag
netism in the ore.
An artist must identify himself with his sub.
ject. He cannot paint a tree without in some
sort becoming a tree.
The leave of the book of glory, though beau 7
tifully written over t generally smell of death
There are preacher* yrhO hold the coin of
the parish as the instrumental parts of their
Nothing is wholly good or bad. There are
dark spots in the sun and bright ones in a coal
Taxes on books and newspapers are so many
Government dragoons chained about the tree
People sometimes speak of a baby as if it
were a kind of. medal bestowed by fate upon a
man for early hours and good conduct.
Probably there is on Mao, distinguishable
from a gorilla, that some : good and even pretty
woman could out shape a husband out of.
Let a girl stray in the fields after roses, and
they =will redden her cheeks. _