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AN. ; INDEPENDENT WEEKLY NEWSPAPERDEVOTED. TO :LTTEES ; , OF 1 GENERAL INTEREST TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.
BEOWMlIv NEMAHA GOIOT
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is somro Ixb prBLisnxD rrrET battkdat t
. W. FURNAS,
t Eecoad Street, tet. Kala and Water,
. ' (UVe'8 Block,) ." . '
DROWNVILLE, N. -f '
"mixrwis : ! f
Foroneyear(inrariablj in advance),''- f2,00c.
" ix months; - . " ' ' ".
! HATES OF ADVERTISING: ' .
One square, ( 12 lines or less,) one insertion, ' 51,00
Each additional insertion, " 0,50
One ianare. one month 2,50
three montu. ... - - - ruu
six months, 6 ' " ' 6,00
- u one year, ; o 10,00
"asinsis Cards of six lines or less one year, 5,00
jn Column, one year, ' c 60,00
J ne-half Column, one year, 35,00
fourth : 20,00
eichth 44 10,00
Clnmn. six months. 35,00
Valf Column, six months, 20,00
fourth 44 44 44 e 10co
- .ihth 44 8,00
Column, three months, . . . ' 22'00
half Column, ttfee months, c . '13,00
- fourth "e -M 44 ' " . " 00
eighth 44 44 ' . '6,00
lidatfufir office. 5,00
Cash in advance will be required for all advfrfee-n-nta
eXccrt where actual responsibility is known
Tun tier cent for each change be added io the
Standin? Business Cards fif Eve lines or less, for
t na rear. 5.00
No advertisements will be considered by the yettr,
unless fpecified on the manuscript,' or previously
(creed unon between the parties.
Advertisements not marked on tae cxpy ior a specif
5ed number of insertions, will be continued until or
4ered out, and charged accordingly, c .
All adverfuements from strangers or transient per
sona, to be paid in advance. " 8
The privilege of yearly advertisers wiTl be confined
rigidly to their own business"; and all advertisements
not Tertaining thereto, to be paid for extra. . ."
AU leaded advertisements charged double the above
a - 1 - - . . ,
the ins' Je exc'.usiTt'j wi!l be
jHlPPHIG BILLS, BALL TICKETS,
snd eery other kind of work that may be called for.
Having purchased, in connection with the "Reflec
.cr" Office, an extensive and excellent Tariety of
; f the latent styles, we are prepared to do any kind of
ork mentioned in the above Catalogue, witn neai
: e and dispatch. - ,
The Proprietor, who, having had on extensive ex
Tience, will give his personal attention to this branch
f business, and hopes, in his endeavors to please,
th in the excellence of his work, and reasonable
'. arges, to receive a share of the public patronage.
TKOMPSOU & BUXTOU,
ATTORNEYS : 'AT LAW,
. LOT AND LAND AGENTS;
BrowxyiLLE, y. t, . .
, Will attend the Courts of Northern Missouri, Ne
raska and Western Iowa.
OSCAR F. LAKE & CO.,-.''
.AND AND -LOT ' AGENTS.
OFFICE Llala. let. ltt And 2ioSta
; ; BrownTille N.'T.'
? A. S. HOLL ADAy,M. D.
Vxac3. OloBtotrician. o
BUOWNVILLE, N. T.; . :
Solicits a share cf public patronage, in the various
ranches of his profession, from the citizens of Brown
Hie and Ticinity. o ' o
B. B. & J. D. N. '.THOMPSON
WHOLESALE a'SD RETAIL PEAI.EES IN
Ifard w r, Queens wara, 2rocerics, and
. Country Produce. ..'
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W. HOBLITZELL & CO.; -.
WHOLES ILE AND HFT1IL tKALERS IN
)RY GOODS, GROCERIES.
Queensware, Hardware, 0 . '
BROWxWlLLE, ;N. TV
And Drosa 3VrJtx.ox-. :
rtt Street between H&in and 'Wkter,
BROWNVILLE, N. c T. . '
jjrmdi and 'Irimmings always -on hand. '
C. 7.? WHEELER, .
1GH1TECT .AND BUILDER.
TZLZ? XT2. EL2lZ3 &I& WAT-EE-SrS.'
LER AND' JOII
S. B.- M1LLE15,
1ND WAGON IIAKEH.
:t St, bet IIaia and Water
. BROWN V ILLE, N. T.
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LACKS MI TIT
JAMES, W. GIBSON,
BLACKS HI I Til,
Second Street, between Main and Nebraska. .
..' BROWNVILLE, N. T. c .,
' . : A..L. COATE,
, BROWNVILLE, NEMAHA CO. '
' 0 Keorask a Territory. "
Two Miles .fnira Brc vrtTlUc. on c!olm r..ar lit,
Cohixigs: Tenders his professional services to the
citizens of Nemaha County. ,
NUCKOLLS & WHITE,
; .,no6liport, 2Vo. V"
WHOLESALE IKS BET AIL EKALE11S IN .
DRY S). BE
HARDWARE AND CUTLERY,
. Hedicines, Dye Stnfis,
Saddlery, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
QUEEN S"V7 ARE, ST3NEVAEE, TINwAEE,
IRON, NAILS, STOVES PLOWS Ac.
Also ruraiture of all kinds, Window Sash, &o
p. WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD.
. . c. v. snow, . .
c 'And Accouolioxir,
. EOCKPORT,. MO,
6LIVEE EENJi'ET. e
JAUES T. TDiVS,
KM. . O ARRIT. ,
OLIVER BENNETT &' CO.,.
Manufactrrers and Whaleal.c Pe.ers in
BOOTS AND SHOES.
: NO. ST VAl?i STU": T.,
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ST. LOUIS, HQ. .... .... . -
A. D. KIRK,." .
ATTORNEY . AT. LAV,
Land Agent and. Notary Public, .
Archer, Richardson county, N. T. f
Will practice in the Courts of Nebraska, assisted
by Harding and Bennett, Nebraska City, .' . ;
. SPRIGMAN.& BROWN,
RAILROAD' AND STEAMBOAT
And" General CommissionJMerch'ants.
No. 46,- Public -Landirig. . '
' : CINCINNATI,.' OHIO.
S. . HAKDISG. G. C. K1UBOTGH R. P. TOOMER.
.HARDH1G, KIMBOUGH &C0,;-,
Alanvfactureri x$d Wkolctale Dcaler$in
HATS, CAPS & STRAW GOQDS,
Ko 19 Main street, bet. CliTe &nd Pine,
ST. LOUIS, 110. 0
Particular attention paid to .manufacturing our
finest, ilole Hats. .
J. fiART & SON
Oregon, Holt County, Missouri.
Keep constantly oti hand all description of Harness,
Saddles, Bridles, &c, &c.
1 N.. B. Every article in our shop is manufactured
by ourselves, and warranted to give satisfaction.
R. W. FURNAS,
mi a LOT ilil
" INSURANCE AGENT. '
AND AGENT FOR
B1T0WNVILLE, N. T.
: E. E3TABROOK,
. . . " TJITITET) STATES
- . 'OMAHA CITY, N. T.
REQUIRED to be in attendance officially opon all
the terms of the District and Supreme Court of
the Territory, tenders his Professional services to such
as need them. He flatters himself that his facilities
for gaining a knowledge of the practice in each Dis
trict, will enable him to givo satisfaction to such as
entrust their business to his care. .". ;
Omaha City, June 7, 1855. . , ,. .
c. T. baiht,
S. V. BAVKISi '
BAILY '& RANKIN, r
OMAHA CITY, N. T.
A. A. EBADFOKDf c , . .
Xebrask City, N. T.
BRADFORD, McLEXNAN & McGARY
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
AND, liANB AGEJVTS.
MEBRASKAeCITY, 4 BROWXYILLE,K T.;
WILL PRACTICE in all the Court r.f "NfKrasV.a
Territory and in the Courts of Western Iowa. :
HefneetiJltf Jlefet t.9--S. F. yuckolls, Nebraska
city; Richard Brown, and Win. noblitzcll A . Co,,
Brownville; Hon." Jamea Craig, St., Joseph, Mo
Messrs,Crow. McCrearyA Co.,Hon.JohnR.Shepley,
Hon. James M. Hughes, Messrs. Bogy, Miltenburger
A Co., St. Louis; Hon. A. 'Williams, Quincy, 'Ills
Messra. S. G. Hubbard A Co., Cincinnati O.s Solon
Humphreys, New York City; Hon. J. M. Lov'e Keo
kuk, Iowa. "0 . June 7, 1856.
u. r. BKXSETT, - J. 8. JfOXTOX, H. H. HAEDQiG.
BEXNET, 3XORTOX & HARDING.
Attorneys at Law; .
Nebraska City, N.T., and Glenwoodla.
'"TILL practice in all the Ctirtsof Nebraska and
f Western Iowa. Particular attention naiil
obtaining, locating Land Warrants, and collection jot
o Hon. Lewis Cass, Detroit.
Julius D. Morton, ' j Michigan; : .
Gnv. Joel A. Mattcson, Springfield, Blj ,;
Gov! J . W. Grimes, Iowa City. Iowa; .
IK P. Fi:9d,St.Loui?,Mo.; .
c Hon. Daniel O. Morton. Toledo, Ohio; c-.'.
P. A. Sarpy, Btllevue, Nebra:ika; 0
Sodgewich A Walker, Chicago. Ill;
Green, Weara i Bonton Courcil Bluff?, Iowa.'-
. - TEE CHILD'S PBAYER. ''.',.
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'' ' " u ir HODGES KX AD, EilQ.
, , " Into her chamber went -
0 I , ' 'A little maid, one day. 1
' f - - And by chair she knelt,
' , And thus began to pray f - .
. - . ' . wesus, ray eyes I close -'
''"? -, Thy form lean not Bee;, . .
'; If thou urt near me, Lord, "".
1 5 "I pray thee speak to me."
A etLU email roice slie heard within her soul,
. "What is it child? Ihenr thee telLmo all". t
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"I pray thee, Lord; she said,
' fThat thou wilt condescend .'
. To tarry in my heart,
; And ever be my friend.
The path of life is dark
I would not go astray; . ,
01 let me have thy hand
' ' . . To lead me in the tray."" . .
"Fear not I will not leave thee, child, alone"
She thought she felt soft band press her own.
"They tell me, Lord, that all
The living pass away -f
The aged soon mutt die,
And even children mty,
- Of let my parents live,'
.. Tillla woman grow; . .
. - ' For if they die, what can .
; A little orphan do?"
"Fear not, my child whatever ills may come,
. ill not forsake thee till I bring thea home."
Her little prayer was said,
And from her chamber, now,
.. '. She pass d forth, with the light
. ' Of heaven upon her brow. ' '
"Mother, I've seen the Lord " . "..
. : . H'w hand jn mine I felt,
i Ajid, O! Iheard him say,
' , ' As Vycty chairlkcelt,
"T;ir net, my ctild whatever ills w.iy tonse, :
TdLot i-jia.h: Viee till I bring the iaoiue."
A POETICAL ESSAY TO. MISS KATHAEIKE
.. ' 'JAY. -
m .An S A now t moan 2 writo .
f 2UsweetKTJ. ' .
. Th'egirlwithontfcJ, '
, Thebcliof U T K. ,' '
' Ilderif Ugotthel, ' .
; " " . Iwrote2UB4 . , ? .
1 sailed in the A K D A, '.'
' o o c And sent by L N Moore. . , !
i0 My M'T head will scarce coiitain ;
- , , . 1 calm IDA bright,
- Biit A T mile's from U I must'
f ;., ',MW this chance 2 write. .
And 1st should N'E NYU,"
BE Z, mind it not; T
Should if E friendships show, B true,
They should not B forgot. '
But friends and foes alike D K- '
' " As U'may plainly C,
, In every funeral E Av : . ' . t -
Or uncle's LE G. . ; ,
" 'Fjom virtue never D V 8; , . '
Her influence B 9, ' ,
-Alike induces 10 derficss, .
oc ; Or 40tude divine.
" And if U cannpi cut a ' ' . . .
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" cOr cause an !
.1 hope U'll put A . ' '
2 1? . . o .; '
R U for Ann X ation 2 .
. My cousin? heart andgr" " .
. Ho pffers in a
. '" A2of land. .' . '
lie says he loves U 2 X S, '.
U'reo virtuous and Y's.
-. ; . InXLNCUXL ' - .
All others in his I's. . "
. IprayU2XQ,s; V : .
, And do net burn in F FG
, Myjqung and wayward muse.
. Now fare U well, dear E T J, '
, o ItrtstthatU R'true .
. Wbev this U C, then U can say
A 'J A I O U. S. S.F.
. .THE KTJSIC OF THE BILL.
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BT JOH3T BOO EXE. 0' "
, 'Twas in summer glorious summer, . .
,; Tar beyond the smoky town, o
Weary "with a long 3day's ramble ' , .
Through thef fern and blooming: bramble, ,
' Needing rest, I sat me dowa. ' -
. Beetling crags hung high above me, . ;
'. Ever looking grandly rude; . .. ..
Still there was some trace of mijdc.ess
.j - ' . ,
la this scene bo wierd its wildness ' .
Might be sought for solitude... .'.
Birds and fiowera song and beauty
Seemed this rugged realm to fill: . .
'That which wai my soufs entrancing . ...
Was the music and the glancing
' Of a rock-born plashiBg rill. . o
' Li ngoring there I was delighted, :
Musing on the dny gone, by,- - i .
Watching its bright spray-pearls sprinkled,
And each Bilyery tone that inkledo
Touched Borne chord of memory. , e .
. Twas as though sweet spirit-voices ',
Threw a spell around me there: .
Now in lightest notes of glade ess,
Now in deeir tones 6f sadness,
Were a-whispering in mine ar r . '
. Memory, hope, imagination, - 7 1
Seemed to have usurped my will;;..
- And my thoughts kept on a-dreaming
' Till the "bright stars were fc-glcaming '
To the music of the rill. ; . i -
. What a' world of strange reflections ; ' ,
Came npon me then unsought! .
. Strange that sounds should find responses"
Where e'en mystery ensconces '. . .
In the corridors of thought ! "
cTben emotions' were awakened,' . '
.. Making jpj heart wildly thrill, r ! -
As J lingered there and listened, :- '
Whilst thefdew arpund me glistened,
'To the music of the rill." .
:. Early rising for early labor has this
reward "The morning hour has gold
in is mouth.", ' ' ' ' .
NOVEL XI0DE OF PAYDfa ' THE . PEINTER.
" I once had the pleasure of listening
to a colloquy between" an editor and a
farmer, which struck me as ;eing de
cidedly novel and' unique, For 'the
benefit of "those who can't afford, to
pay the printer," I conceive', its' rela
tion to be not inappropriate, r and it - is
for those it is written.' "' ":. ' ': .
Early in the spring of .18 Icasualr
ly .happened up. in t!io cfaca of my
friend 0., whom I found earnestly en
gaged in a' spirited conversation with
farmer B. Just as I entered . the oSce,
the farmer, with very vehement ges
ticulations, flung his arm3 mid-air, then
lowering them as if to pump out his
words, said, in conclusion of a sentence,
and in answer to an interrogation of
the editor: "Can't afford it, sir should
like to take your paper, sir, but, can't
afford it; country is new and expenses
high; must provide for my family;
charity commences at nome first?' as I
once read in a newspaper.".: ;
"I can," resumed the printer, ."show
you a novel mode of paying the printer.
I will cite it to you, not because I want
to get your subscription money,; but
merely to convince" you that you are
able, and" can afford to take a news
paper, r-n.d 'after taking ir,, wilL.be per
suaded that you are showing charity at
home. You have; hens at home, of
course. 4Vdl, I v, ill send -you my
paper for one year, Tor the proceeds of
on? single hen - for one year; merely
rrAP.mrisf Tr KPPma triflirtor m-o.
posterous, to imagine the products of
a single hen will pay the subscription;
perhaps it won't, but I make the offer."
"Done, exclaimed" farmer- JB. "I
agree to.it," and appealed to me as a
witness in the offer. .
The farmer went away, apparently
much elated with his conquest, arid the
editor went on his way rejoicing. '
Time rolled'around, -and the world
revolved on its axis, and the sun moved
in its orbit, just as it formerly did; the
farmer received his paper regularly,
and regaled himself with the informa
tion obtained from it. He not only
knew of the affairs of his own country,
but became conversant upon .the lead
ing topics of the , day, and the political
and financial convulsions of the times;
His children delighted too, in perusing
the coritents of their weekly visitor.
In'shortj'hG saidhe was surprised at the
progress of himself -and family in
general information, ' . ;
Sometime in the month of Septem
ber, I .happened up in the oflice. again,
when who. should step in", but our friend,
the farmer. ' . ' "
. "How do you do, Mr. B.?" said the
editor, extending bis hand, and his
countenance Jit up .with a smile; "take
a chair sir, and be seated; fine weather
we are having." ,. '
; "Yes, sir," quite fine "indeed," ans
wered the farmer, shaking the proffer
ed "paw", of the editor, -.and then a
short silence, ensued, during which, bur
friend B. hitched ' his chair backward
and forward, twirled his thumbs ab
stractedly, and spit profusely. Starting
up quickly, he said, ' addressing the
editor: . ' . : , .
" "Mr. C.f I have brought you the pro
ceeds of that hen." , . .
. It was; amusing to see the peculiar
expression of the editor, as he follow
ed the farmer down io the wagon. I
could scarcely keep from' laughing.
Yvnen at the wagon, the farmercom
menced handing over to the editor the
products of the hen, 'which on being
counted, amounted to eighteen pullets,
worth a shilling each,- and a number of
dozen eggs, . making the aggregate .at
least two Qollars and nfty--one dollar
more than the pripe .of the paper.'
, "JNo need , said he, "of men not
taking a family- newspaper.: I don't
miss this from my .roost, yet I have
paid a year's subscription and a" dollar
over. All lolly sir; there is no man
who cannot afford to , take a pap'erf its
charityj sir, and you know it begins at
home. . . . : . i :
-"But," resumed the editor,-"I'; will
pay you for-what is over the subscrip
tion. 1 did not intend this as a means
of profit, but rather to convince- you,
I will pay you for it-" , . ' -
"Not a bit'of-it, ir; a bargain is a
bargain,- and 1 am already paid, sir
doubly paid. - And whenever a neigh
bor makes the complaint I did,"X, will
cite them to the hen story. Good, day
gentlemen. . . .ti. , ,
After his departure,' the editor and
myselt took a hearty laugh,, at the
novelty of the idea, and the complete
success, of the "enteprise. Many, a
subscriber did the! farmer send in' the
course of a few years, during which he
continued to take the ! paper. It was
his wont to relate his novel mode of
paying the printer to his 'guests, which
werenot a lew, as his general lnforma
tion--f or ."which he alrays thanked the
editor had made him a desirable com"-
panion, both to the old and the young,
and of invaluable service to. the com
munity in which he lived. ; He became
noted, as being'a man of much reading
and information. As he was courted
by ,the wise, so. did he court the com
pany c f the illiterate, and many is the
individual, whose soul is lighted by the
lamp of his knowledge. Hi3 motto
was, my light is none less by lighting
my neighbor's.". Emulate it, kind
reader, r v, . v" : ;" , , 1
SpoyGixb.Itev. Dr. Little, of Gran
ville; Ohio, in' one "of his; anniversary
sermons, remarks that estates in that
place "are worth much more than they
would be in aland without the Gospel.
They who do nothing for the - support
of religion, ought tojbe ashamed .-, to
sponge, out of religious and whole
souled! men, the security and value
which religion gives their property.
The Christian pays a tax to support a
state of society, , which is a standing
army tokeeptthieves and robbers from
the property of infidels.
: Eaelt . .Coersioxs. Matthew
Henry,' it is said, was: one of a large
family of children, all of whom became
Christians, they never knew when.
The seed was sown upon the very soil
of infancy,, watered with the tears of
parental intercourse, and from the first
steps of childhood, their path seemed
to be directly upward,
Man 7. rrr-ori I:i,;ic:-t.' Religloii
istnetio tnat .:on:i5M r.:r.n -with hi?
reatcr. find holds him to hn thrcu'e.
If that tie is sundered or broken, he
floats away, a worthless atom in. the
universe, his proper attractiions all gone
uia ueauuy vuwarteu, ana nis wnoie
future nothing but darkness, desolation,
and death. Daniel Webster. :'
Merit. The labor of a. whole life
directed to the object to establishing a
merit of our ; own, will only widen our
distance trom peace; and we know of
nothing that will send this visitant : to
our agitated bosoms, but a firm and
simple reliance on the declarations of
the Gospel. J)r,-Chalmers. ' . .
PISH A3 FOOD.
There is much nourishment in fish.
little less than in butcher's meat, weight
for weight; and in effect it may be more
nourishing," considering how, from its
setter liber, fish is more easily digest
ed. .Moreover, there is, I find, in fish"
in sea fish a substance which does
not, exist in the flesh of land animals,
viz: iodine a o substance which may
have a benefiicial effect on the health,
and lend to prevent the production' of
scrotulous and tubercular tusease, the
latter in the .form of pulmonary con-
sumption, one 01 tne most cruel and
fatal with -which civilized society, and
the highly educated ' and refined are
afflicted. Comparative trials prove
that in the majority of-fish, the pro
portion of solid matter that 'is, the
matter which remains after perdesicca
tion, or the expulsion of the aqueous
part is' little.'. inferior to that of the
several kmds of butcher s meat, game,
or poultry. And, if .we give our atten
tion "to classes of people, classed as to
quality of food they principally subsist
on,' Ve find that the ichthyophagous
class are especially strong, healthy and
prolific. -In no ' class, than' that of
fishers, do we see larger families) hand
somerwomen, or more robust and ac
tive men, or a greater exemption from
the maladies just alluded to. Dr.
Bavets A ngler and his Friend. ' ;
" HOW TO'PEOSPEE ZH BTJSIUESS..
vln: the -flrst.' place, make up your
mind to accomplish whatever . you
undertake;; decide upon some particu
lar employment arid - persevere cin it.
All difficulties are overcome by dilig
ence and assiduity.. , , :-..
; Be not afraid to work with your own
hands, and diligently tool o "A cat in
gloves catches no mice."- ; , " :. C
Attendato - your pwrijbusiness, and
never trust it to another. "A 'pot that
belongs to many is ill-stirred and worse
boiled." , -
Be "frugal. Thtxt. whicb.; will not
make a pot will make a pot lid." '
. Be abstemious." - "Vlio dainties love
shall beggars prove." ;v ri -;
. : ' Rise.early. "The sleeping fox catchek
no poultry." ;. ; - , . .
Treat every one," with' respect and
civility. "Everything is , gained and
nothing lost by coiirtesy." Good man
ners insure, . success. ' ; ; . , -:
:2 ever anticipate wealth from any
other "source than labor. "He .who
waits for dead men's shoes may. have
to go for a Jong time, barefoot.
Heaven helps those who help them
'selves.'1"-.'- " :.. . , .," - , ...
If you implicity follow these precepts,
nothing will hindep you from accumii-
iating.;,.i r . , r , ....
n ny are DiacKsmith ve ry great ras-
cals?1' Because thev forrre and0, stee!
every da v.
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' - VYLTxQ 07 2IELAITCTII03".
,It is related that Melancthon, just
before he died, expressed a wi?h
hear . read some : choice pass: of
RfTi'nfnTP nnrl r,ic flocirA Wvinrr Wri
met, he was asked bv hi? son-m-law j
Babinus, whether he would have any-
. . ... ' ' i
thing else, to which he replied in these
emphatic words, "Alunde, nihil, nisi,
COelum" NOTHING ELSE, BUT HEAVE..';
and shortly" after this he gradually
breathed his last. Well did one who
sought to embalm his memory in verse
say; '', '
"His sun went down in cloudless skies,
Assured npon the morn to rise, ; ' - '
: In lovelier array. ' "
' But not like earth's declining light,
To vanish back again to night; .
No bound, no setting beam to know,
r, Without a cloud or shade of woe, f
In that eternal day."
A Disastrous Month. The month
of April, will long be memorable for
its disastrous conflagrations.' ; So far
as we have information, says the Jour
nal of Commerce, there occurred during
this period thirty-two fires, where the
loss exceeded 10,000 dollars in each
iastance, and the aggregate I033 result
ing reaches the enormous acsresrate of
1,847,000 dollars. A fire at Galena
destroyed property to ' the value of
300,000 dollars; one at Baltimore,
175,000 dollars; one at Philadelphia,
350,000 dollars; one at Boston, 200,
000 dollars; and one at Nashville,
Tenn.,; 200,000 dollars." ' In addition,
destructive conflagrations have swept
throiigYthe forests of .Virginia, inflict-
Joy est Ar vsRsriY. All birds when
they are Li i caught and put into the
cage, fly wildly up and down, and beat
themselves against their little prison;
but within two or three days sit quietly
upon their perch, and sing their usual
melody. .So it fare3 with us, when God
first brings us into straits; we wildly
flutter up and down, and, beat and tire
ourselves with striving to get free; but
at length custom and experience, will
make our narrow confinement spacious
enough for us, and though our feet
should be' in the- stocks, yet shall we
with-the apostles be able even thereto
sing praises to our God. Hopkins.
1 ' 1 . .
The Secret of Great Acquisitions.
H-"Thc chief art of learning," says
Locke, '"is to attempt but little at a
time.. The widest excursions of the
mind are made by short flights fre
quently repeated; the most lofty fabrics
of . science are formed by the continued
accumulations of single propositions."
, HINDOO IDEAS OF THE ENGLISH
. The Rev. G. Pearce Tis once cross
ing a river in India, when he met with
a native carpenter, and entered into
conversation with him about idolatry.
"O," said the man, "the gods I believe
in are the -English people. Mr.
Pearce told him it was wrong to say so.
"Why, look, rejoined the man, point
ing to an iron steamboat, "when we put
iron into the- water it sinks; but when
you put it in it swims! Then look at
that iron bridge which you have made!
All our learned men could never have
made it.''3. And then he spoke of a
balloon that had been ent up a short
.time before, and added, "Do not the
gods live up in the sky? ,One of your
people went up in that round thing, I
do not know where,- nyinp: up where
the gods dwell.- . Then Mr. Jones, who
built your house yonder; why, he was
walking mthehelds, andhe smelt coals,
and said,, 'Dig down there;' and they
dug down, and found coals." All this
was . said in a breath, ; to the
astonishment of Mr. Pearce.
A STRIKING CONFIRMATION OF SCHIPTURE.
One of the most . interesting of the
monuments of 'ancient Rome is ' the
triumphal arch erected to commemorate
the -conquest of Jerusalem by Titus,
who, after the destruction of the temple,
made a triumphal march to Rome,
bringing with him a long train of cap
tive Jews arid the spoils, among' which
were the sacred vessels of the temple.
This "procession is represented in the
sculptures on the beautiful arch; which
thus furnish an illustration of the Bible
no where else to be found, these beins
the only'representations that exist of
the sacred vessels, the table of the
showbrcd, the golden Vandlestick with
its - seven branches, and the silver
trumpets used by. the priests to pro
claim the year of jubilee.. The Roman
Senate and people little thought, when
erecting , this . monument to a' deified
emperor, that they were erectimr
monument to the true God in the veri
fication of prophecy and divine his
tory.' A recent traveler says, not one
of the Jews of Rome, of whom there
are-about 6,000, will, even at this day,
pass under the arch of Titus, although
it spans one of the thoroughfares of
the citv: thev shun it as a memnri.-il nf
the subluxation of their ration. wTuVTi
J J "v.,v v., U-ll - A V ,-14 V
j li wim aversion. ; .
v, ; the : -.223) iras.
I am tormented with the '
cachinsr better than I can.
paTe no wish to make hne, pretty ser-
- IllOnS: T)'rctt:aeS3 H Well CnOUh wh ,3
prettiness 13 in in place.
I like to s? a
mi ix. a
apreuy emia, prcuy uoer,
sermon prettur ;s out of place,
my ear-it would be anything fcu:
ir;endation, should it bo . said to me,
" You have given us a very pretty sec
mon' If 1 were upon trinl for' rny
life, and my r.dvocate- should amuse the
jury with his tropes and figures, burn
ing his argument beneath a pro"jsioa -of
the flowers of rhetoric, I: would siy
to him, "Tut, man, you care more fcr
your vanity than for my hanging.--Put
yourself in riny place speak in
view of the gallows, and you will tell
your story plainly and earnestly.", I
have no objection to a lady's : winding
a sword with ribbons and studding it
with roses, when she presents it to her
hero lover; but in the day of battle he
will tear away, the ornaments, and U3e
the naked edge to. the enemy.. Robert
sinoetq in faihlt vtozszxp. r ' -i .
We believe the tenderest and mo.5t
endearing of all our recollections of
the home of our childhood, is the sing
ing at family worship. Nothing more
cherishes the devotions of the parent.,
or binds the hearts of the children- to
the family circle, while it early im
presses their minds that there i3 a sacre d
pleasure .in worshipping God.
knew a little girl seven years old, wh .
was recovering from sickness, and' as
her strength increased she . preferred
the request, "Father, won't you attend
family, worship up here?" The reques o
could not be aenied. "Won't you sine,
Yes, my. native land, I love thee? '
It was beautiful to seethe feeble child;
as she sat in her bed supported bV
pillows, with her little hymn-bbbt'"
before , her, exerting' her exhausted m
powers in joining m all . the verses of .
the hymn, which implies an entire con- .
secration to the missionary work. "
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, Characteristics op the rare Gems-
Next to the diamond, the, sapphire
isthe hardest of all minerals;, it; is.-
generally small, and the finest of these
pure, blue, oriental gems are found in
the beds of rivers in Pegu arid Ceylon.
Of equal value is the ruby, valuable .
according to the richness .of Jt3 red
color The emerald has been found
several inches in length; tho most
beautifidclear green, of these stones
are found in'Ceylon and Egypt.' Tha,
topaz is of various colors; but the most.
beautiful is of a. deep, yellow, and is
found in Brazil, Saxony, and always in.
the ancient primary rocks. Besides.
these, the other most precious gems are!
the blue turquoise, the garnet, tho
opal, the purple amethyst, the grcen
malrchite, the yellow amber, the coral,
and the pearl. ' ' ' ' 1 '
, Dependence on God. In our day:
I of wonderful . activity, when .man hast
j learned to assert his mastery over the:
elements, and to compel the powers ofr
nature to do him service, there is great
danger of forgetting his dependence .
on God, and an admonition addressed '
to ministers has equal significance for,
all professions and pursuits. . ,,. . : 1
lou may rise up early, and go to.
bed late, and study hard, and read; -
much, and. devour the marrow 01 thor
best authors; and when you have donb: -
all, unless God give a blessing to .youri
endeavors, be as lean and meager, in
regard of truth and useful lcarninc ax-
Pharaoh's lean kine were, . after they
had eaten the fat ones. "i
: Curious ' Instinct op , Plant? nj
Hoare, in his treatise ori the vine, gives'
a striking exemplification of tho in-1 c
in the strong, but dry clay of a - .vino
border. The vine sent out a' leading,
or tap-root directly through the clay ',
to the bone. In its passage through
the clay the main root threw out no
fibers; but when it reached the bbne it
entirely covered it, by degress, with the-1.
most delicate and minute fibers, like
lace, each one sucking a pore in the',
bone. On this "luscious morsal of a",
marrow-bone would the. vine 'continue, -to
feed as long as any nutriment re-"
mainedtobe extracted. 1
A Physiological cupjosiTTr-St.
Martin, the man who has an opening
into his'stomach, produced by a. gun-
shot wound nearly twenty odd years
ago, is in NewYork, and a number of
physicians of thatcity have been ex
perimenting with the view to ascertain
the time required to digest food A
ii . . i t . t
inerraomcter . introauceu inxq-) m
stomach through the opening, rose to .
110 deg. Fahrenheit'. The carrot; Dr. '
Bunting savs, is consumed in five to six
hours. Rare roast beef will thoroughly f
digest in an hour and a half. Melted s
butter will not digest at all,' "but float
about in the stomach.' Lobster i 3 com-.;
paratively, easy of digestion,' :.
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