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PORTLAND, 0. T.1. WEDtfESDAYr.DECEMBER 4, 1850.
BKtTOSyiRjHPrfOR: ANDRMfltecreliaa-worjhipptfd Ihe idol of liis nf.
TSrSlfc XwVR?!aftTy;. firA;oftrij
'"ft ijwyBar, pet rnfil, $4brix wonthf"
1 l.Alogle! copics25 cents
An'') thrce.lnscrllons, $-wV- for enrr eddir
'Vlf ttotuber "of insprrtoiuf-iijnt'fio dlrtlnrtly
amiiVi&roa -the; rnarginytothjerwie".hey -will lis
5f""4 6i tilt forbid, and charged accordingly.,
suddenly in hef rapid face, she turned upon
nr ucei,-anu tnrew iiersvii, wnn a ringing
laugh, into NiclcV ontslrrched nrmr. .
A -shout of -triumph announced the suc
cessor Nick's suit j.tttjd to all, pave one, the
completion appeared to give great sathfa'o
lion. -i ma vas.au inuiun juuiu, uu uuue
dared", lovrr nf the (rapper's bride. . 'In c
feclion, I rusting that limp-would enable him
to gain the prize, and when his hope seemed
ripening he, taw he; tlius suddenly lost lo
hjm, and lost forever" "
- - jt. jliJayjui42jri!urejoiefl.witninJim-!ianrtJ
ftiva n timr'iriiiirinv itrmtt me nrvTliriv.i. I
ItMV "o tt O .. ... " - - , ....
rising from the side of the dead body of hV; ?T"ri"au! but ever in a whisper by the
wife, over which he had mourned for hourvJbunters of the far weal, that the horse rray
- llt have "such revenue, as in a tale aui;till In seen scouring the plain, where the
story, none can equal. I'll be more bloody foot fall of man is seldom heard, with his
lhaiv- a panther; more cruel Ihrttp bea( oV'load of lUv living and the dead.
savage o! any kind or lime.. .""Reveng !' '-. -
conliiiued he, with a copvufeivp laugh. 'iTIlC Fasblona'ble Chlirch.
Tlje white man' vengranee rlj:di.at least "
match the- red." " " ' fscnlCTQf We attempt to portray the
Alounlinghisimallbntnt h6rseirjrhionabh: Church j but, let us w-nturr
from the wild prairie, the trapper lurnei'"there evt-n there, " where a convenient
his: head towards the west, and driving hi- new, convrandmg a lull view ol the organ,
heels into his Hanks, galloped, like ohtjn""'witliin hearing of the Kev. Dr. Five
reckless of lire and limb, to the valley ; -in'housanda-Y ear's most eloquent appeals.
th- Mohawk. There as he anitcinaled. hb for saly terms, SS0O cash,.or $1000 in
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trjjb fblfowing gtmfleiienare duly antboriied lo
JfeeSobjBcnpfioiwfor '.'THE OREGOKlAN'
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ib. Ci'nn3,'Esav Asluria, ' fFfancisco.
auAv. uosTr.TtQt. uiacKamas.f
i 'H Goqj5HOU,"EsQ.. Saloc.''
jtaphected wiiB theitbovs Paper U r
wjtiWinjngjorriplcio arsorimcnt of newond run.
Qtbla-Typag. Ofnamerrti, etc- enablinjjhePrq-
.prletor to iccate
r.aw cases, &c
RsUSyjftranoty'oritjIo.'.wIth neatness and des"
patcb, ofid-oo, jeasonatlo terms,''
hi'uC solitary -home was in a valley, of the
iigfdand?;,'attQul "a, mile from the jiver5
hank, and his occupation consrsfed in hun
;ngnd tr3pping,-anil trading for furs-with
jjie. Indians; V'.Hdi was- tall and gaunt with
Kl'peculiarly'stern and .evyn melancholy ex
firessign of. fealafeV-and; from .his lonely,
eloomy habits, eeemed-to claim -no kilrrnor
JUmdrcd wiirCany Iivmgtrreature, ihe onl
companion of rns- hours wasji grizzty deer
jfiound, AvTinstrspci.'a'fuf strength often over
inatchcd..tWe" 'fleetest buck-and once he
Iqsed.wilh a silver pantlier, and, despite
hi monsfen4i." furious- struggles-, tore the
ftvjXdpipj, from-.hn-throar. Crouched be-
about burying his knife between the shoul
ders of the. unsuspecting trapper,, when
backwards he went to the .earth, as if a
whistling bullet had crashed through- his
brain, in;thejanged gripe ofWick'a deer-hound.-
"HilloalrPXclatrried'ihQ trapper, re
leasing his wife from an embrace resembJrflg
a grizzly bear's" in tenderness.
".Why, what's this about, eh V .
ThcCdraw.n knife in the fallen Indian
gra!"p,:ahdAi6ff rocious sspoct, quickly re
vealed he cause of the dog's attack, who
continued to pin him to the ground in his
'J torturing hold.
"Art lealous, man V7 said IN ick, laughing.
(and bestowing a kick ol no gentle force on
his prostrate enemy. "Art jealous 7" And
lilting him from the earth, after snatching
the blade from his hand, lie cufTed' him,
amid the. jibes and jeers of his tribe, far
away from the scene of his discomfiture.
Alonins rouea nway. jne mapie-ieai
wore the brown tint of jeering autumn,
and Nick Wnlsey was a rough, but doaling
rfather. Upon returning from pxamintng
his traps, late one evening, he was somewhat
astonished, ami" not a lhlle"Ye.xl, at his
wife's neglecting to meet him, according
to her wpated custom, some short distance
" Where is Minamec7 1 wonder ?c said
he, striding towards the door; and as he
reached the threshold, he stumbled heavily
against somt thing laid across it. Upon
stooping 16 ascertain the cause, he discover
ed the lifeless body of his faithful t deer
"" "jMinapcel" heVltouted, with stentorian
, Sea and earth ! how did this
tr Hush, yvu'l! wake my child.1
" Wake -our child V repeated luyhear
ing hi wjle nestling her infant to her
bosom, as he threw open the door.
" Wake j'our w the sentence was un
finsbed. Fell horror petrified with the
sight that "presented ilselij his lower jaw
dropped, and his eyes seemed ready lo rtart
from their strained sockets : the warm blood
Lcurdled in his veins, and the checked pulse
ceased i's throbbing. Sitting before the
hearth, upon the floor, there was the young
mother, bearing matks of cruel violence.tn
her gashed", features and disordered dress,
and prcssinglto her breast the headless
iruntc oi tier iniant cnuu. rate was tier
fore I1 ica-jn the--log-cabin, he would rcountenanre : and the fixed, elassv stare
iivatch rrmpve and gesture of Jtis'master; betokened madness in all its horrid forms.
faces greet him .with looks of nvmpatqry'and
I trow not.
Ho cast- life dn. nnffhrtrifiIt Onm
found iJy.trilw fromavhuci hixJtlan.' f 'Per stock at par2 ... -. de. to side he Jooked; iipStHhe soft face
- teiug yi !& $0KiuiMdibxs lwa
beanl -all tangled and matit hW face seam. J Stirrt-d by tin rnriariiiS't,filu.rt.H, UZ
ed by premature wrinkle; yVt thetj jya rrT7Hbulinl!Uiij1l3Bsixiv:a,t.4friFtf-1,",
a slrangii expression in his pf, and a talm jefu-ct opon lits.-5rrrm.'Tii.rtvaji,r.-sublimity
of resolution on- his high fore-; strange spoctrd' ttw- nm Vlnn?ariTo
hesJJ' , . cmilinj; Man df IhcWorMar-irrfwiiifio,!.
Poor, weary, and neglected, he approach-1 the Pa-acho his n;jns- ajy rnhuir; ainntct"
rd hroihf r Zebuloii. The vll-ffd and ' enlir. appearance dittOtw. Hv ftniiilihi . u.
ronrpjaceni v.nrisiian oeneiii ihe SlrangrrQfrnan.
stride siowiy along the aisle.
as there a pntfr door oened St his
?.. . ! ! ... - -V. I
iia iairjorrn3 arise, rtiri soithngi
lm" per as ready, .as hjs shaflow-tcr o!iey4he
- lliusj'cvs hailcome and gonp, and still
found no change- ui'flje tranprr's hoie,
ijne day, a parly of Indians, of the Pen
JWscot tribefapproached his dwelling, and
Vrofieml skins, iu exchange" for live' white
iriat'-Vfire.waler and gunpowder. Among
Ittemtwas.a girl of singular beaulj, and
m'ilh. her Nick Wblsey became suddenly
"and "dt-eply Tnamoured. As he looked at
her full and faultless form, his eyes flashed
With the-fire in his veins, and the volcano
fif passion burst, through ;vach fibre of his
(Trotnel -No sooner was his feelings engen
dered; than he strove to win the twanv-skin-
jicd beauty as riTany a fair one has been
fivou by jvjunnggiftsinlo'hcr lapjand long
pelore a cessation of. his profusenesa. took
Jilace," dozf ns of; strings of beads wpre
IwJhfd round her arms and neck, and rings
and baubles of all kinds bedizened her per
ton; Then the whiskey flask was offered
gratuitously lo the "company, and Kick's
iuit progressed with the brightness and ve
locity of a sky-rocket, In a 6hort time a
Lemand was made for the red-man's, daugh
ter, accompanied with a present of a hatchet
and knife to the4athtr,.and a willing con
f ent obtained.
' A chief whose fiery glance" showed the
Vflecls of the potent dram, bent his bow,
6nd winged an arrow perpendicularly t$
the clouds? and as it drove into the earlS
ouiverinff with the forcp. directed the tran-
JlitT to remain by the side of the weapon.
(Then ho shot one some hundred yards, in a
. ll-rerl line, and ihe expectant bride was
-ronducj i to the spot where it fell, by her
"Talj tt friends. A third was thendrivn
intj the ground a few feet from where she
tjj , and the chief who acted as priest in
UK. ceremony, addressed Nick Wolsey, by
rfving, as -he again pointed an arrow up
u-ards, "If my white brother would win
the bird, he must catch her ere she gains
tier nel ;""andjiawing his bow, tin .barbed
arrow twanged from the string, and away
rnshed the .lrappr at the signal. For a
filrief second, the coqueltc'weuied resolved
-drvach the goal which wouM hae frenl
(Ucrifrom iur plihledroth ; but stopping
Sa," screamed the trapper, rushing to
the side of his demented wife' say' how
who has done this?"
". H ish I" replied Mtnamee.v" Do you
not see he sleeps 1"
'God of heaven!" exclaimpd he she's
daft gone wild mad !" and scarcely less
so him&elfthe strong, bold hnnrer. howled
in his misery.
For. days he .was unable to learn the par
ticulars of tho catastrophe. At length, a
change took, place in the' benighted reason
of his wife-; but, like the remaining spark
in the charred ember, it was the last effurl
of the mind ere death expunged its mise-
It appeared "that" at sunsef Minamee was
preparing to set out to meet her husband,
after rolling her little charge'in a robe of
buffalo-skin, and placing him on his bed of
straw, when Jtip lon shadow of a man was
cast suddenly into the entrance, rmu as
quickly disappeared. The deer-hound
iiitu -TJc.lJ "wlio-fii. mutt ttas"riir-mrT-,
tale of his wrongs, and as brief the demand
for justice. -
Give me," said the traplier, " the mur
derer, and let me deal with him as 1 list."
The chiefs listened with thafssecmin?
apathy with which they listen to every re-
lalion, whethf-r of good or of evil j and
continued to send volumes of smoke, curling
upwards from theitdips, as they sat in a
circle about the fire, without a perceptible
motion of any kind. . At length the elder
said, alter a long silenrc, " My white bro
ther says well. 'Let it be so. Deal with
him as you list. Take him hence."
The consent obtained, a howl of savage
delight burst from the trapper's breast as tie
pounced' like a galled tiger upon his victim.
" You're mine!" repeated Iip ; " and, as ye
gave no mercy, "none shall be given yc."-
Winding long narrow strips of untanned
hide round the shoulders, arms, and wrirts
of the prisoner, he bound them tight to Ins
body, and fixing one end at his rude stirrup,
threw himself upon his horae to retrace his
steps at a -slow and leisurely pace. .Tlie
trapper appeared even to select 'the path
with care, so that the prisoner might not bt
injured by brake or brier in their progress.
In silence, without one word being spo
ken in that long, lojig night they rontinti?d
on throush wasteland wild. The unrulll-d
Hudson reflecting the clear roys of the
moon, bright and unbroken as a looking
glass. The refreshing mi3ls rolled akwg
the sides of the highlands in graceful folds,
and nothing broke on the car hui the wa-h
of wal-rs and the me lanchnlv note of die
whippoorwill.- Just as the first tinge of
light. streaked, the trapper arrived at iIip
door of hi? cabin; and after becuring his
prisoner, beyond the chance of e&cap o
"nt one o began thetisK mi mirq ,.'
unheard of ruvoige. With a hatchet, r.e
cut the long -Mont branches from the will-v,
and lying them firmly together with pieh.s
of dried .kin. formed a sort of rough, stnoic
basket,. resembling a large- cradle. WlXii
this was complete, "he threw his helpl-v
captive into it, m full length, with his f
upwards, aud, nassiuz stripes of h."
through-the apertures ol the cradle from trs
feet to his neck, bound him fast, that not
even a sinew might be moved. Thpn, tak
ing the corpse of his wife ill-fated IWina-
Lmeeirrhejplaced iffirce. to face with, his
"prisoner. . I he horrified wretch clenched
and ground his teeth as the body pressed
upon his , but no groan escaped his lips.. -
His bloodshot eyes revealed the angaish
through the stained windows of ht Fash- j onlrealy. bunjte.Tair.wie mrned awaj-j-omi
iomblc Church. . Magnificent columns sup-
IKirted the galleries; a soft, rich light pre
vailed; hoi texts were emblazoned, in let
ters of gold, high over the elegant pulpit
and wliite marble Communion Table. It
wascrovirded,thalFashloiiablp Chhrch; the
sarne sub which shmie upon the squalid
abodes of poverty and crime, stole softly
through the painted windows, and lighted
up that ueaol faces, "warmed into strong emo
tion as the echoes of the Preacher's voice
rolled back frQm the ceiling.
The Preacher ah me, he wai a fine and
pleasant-looking man," clad in a coat of glos
sy black, with the while cravat encircling
his neck, relieving a face, full, round, and
plump in outline, enlivened by the glance
of two eyes, that now fired with the warmth
of devotional feeling, and now glared with
just indignation as the terrors of he law
were heapeJ upon tne neaa oi w guiuy
sat, listening lo the wqds of the
Prtachcr, in a cushioned pew near the al
tar, a worthy citizen who. exhibited a stri
king and piclurerque appearance. With a
form round and extensive in proportion,
clatj -in glossy broadcloth, the worthy bro
ther Zebulon Branwell presented to the full
glare of the afternoon .sun, a face round as
the full moon, red and florid as -the essence
of the host brandy could color it, "while his
large eyes, -vacant as B ink promises, rolled
wearily to and fro, as with his huge sensual
lips dropped apart, he listened la ihe.words
oi tne rriCM. .
Every, car drank" in 'the impassioned
words of jbe Preacher; the mass of faces
rxtendin" along the galleries were all in
terest and attention, while the eroded, sea
) iu the tiJ-'Hv UJ'" -tUiDJEul' '"ft31""
wirn $:) cC'jftilu.S, a7.viirtrrjJi n.!i un
ionable attin-, seemed to have but tone soul
and I hat was enchained by the cloduence of
lie spoke of the life of Jesus." He raised
nis hands with an impassioned gesture and
pointed lo the motto above the pulpit :
"HE WAS A MAN OF SORROWS AND ACQUAIN
TED WITH oniur.
. He painted the destitution of thb man ol
Calvary, his poverty, his herilage'of scorn.
And as the Preacher poured forth die words
of his enthusiasm to the air, he glanced over
his'rirh and lordly congregation, the Fash
ionable Church, and exclaimed, with a burst
" Who-was" Jesus.1 Was he rich, was
he proud," was h'e "mighty 1 No no no!
- .' - r -
et Zebulon hWVmrsB!& he beheld hmti
Tot nolwilh "- : imperlrrrhnlil
sniile on hi racTOfcwd bs atraJigo H,t
in his eye, a sortoaacoiijflaikjujg ovct
his strongly ni3nu-VM!rtcjd.
.Zebulon gaze4 uuVrsurie d.nrjd not race
thVeye of Iho finrstjSg ,'sF."- irre" Worhf,'
'for a pale bluish JrJ&R- '-'ay br'jJ
to play arouno:"Tis-TOreMr-y
his dark, hair, as with the.:falgsrfojj;J
Xebulon feli hTs corpulent lormgmw icy.'
Looftl. -The Stranger? eye is fied iTpon
the Preacher, it seemaj. to emit livid jvls of
unearthly tflame, his lip writhes vvjtb: an In;
fernal scorn. Slowly, like a miat," Jim- gay
apparel melts away, the transparent unqie
whirls round and eftc'rcles. hlnT.;- Zebujon
started to his feet. "
How the flaming eyes .glarcT.-lpto .hli:
face. Zebulon rose, shrieked to-.the con-'
gregation, but they heard ' him 'rtoland
still that horrible presence was there,;in Uia
cushioned, pew, enveloped- ia that misty
flame, his eyes .centered npon.;t()e pulpit,
Zebulon felt his redj vis.-ig& grow-pale
"Such being the view of ms.blrtspd tnis?
sion on earth,"-rung out the .Ifiild Aoice of,
the Preacher, "who'Ti there " in all"thW
crowded, this Cbristian'Church, that would'
fail to greet the Blessed 0.e with ,ptaises
and hosannas, should he- appear.n, earth T
nay, is there one iu'afllhis f hrorigj thai would,
fail to welcome the Savior? shoqld he ap
pear Walkingtalong yonder "afsle, poof, wea.
I ry, and, forsaken J. dust.on'his :garments
care on ins uiuw, s iuetcuueoviwaura tail.
pro.strate before hirri, kissiugthis feet.'andi
bathing his pathway with tears ?'
A "hushed murmur, ran . jh toughs ifiS
Church', and every heart wasimpxessewitltj
the words of the Preacher. "
; The poor wayfarer, throwit-prpslrate;
along the steps of.the lordly pulpH, ti'ecmcdj
to share in the general impujs.oJeeliiig;!
lor his head droonedlowlisJJlfJiiaHla
the travel-woffSfrangci, stole steadily to
ward the Altar.
" Slim-waisted Exq"uiMte,long-fa"edT3ank
Director, the Saint with his smiling visage,'
and the Sinner with his selfalUfied look,
all turned awayjandstill the Stranger toiled
wearily on. Ho neared the Altar he
reached the pew door of brother Zebulon.
Zebulon turned and gazed upou the
Stranger, aud then -turned hastily away.
e was so poor, his cloak was so ragged,
Is entire appearance so destitute, that Zeb-
ion would not think of asking him to the
jrpose of a cushioned seal ; and 'et there
as something in the 'e'-of that strange
nan that sent a thrill of unknown feeling
to the heart of Zebulon, the man of .God.
The Stranger spoke not, asked not, did
not even beckon for the repose of a seat.
But his toil-worn face, his dust-covered gar
ments, his look of fatigue and suflering, all
spoke for him, in -silent jvpices, more im
pressive tnan-ine tnuncer snout oi tne million.
f "he Stranger strode wearily toward Ihe
. round-paunched Bank -Directo!1, who
had driven a thousand orphans to suicide,
amj.murdered his ten thousands by the pal
try subterfuges of reckless, speculation, be
held; the Stranger approach, aud refused him
a reW in his lordly pew.
"foor wretch ! How weary lie looks!''
lijpqd a fair faced Exquisite, whose victim
lav in Ronaldsons graveyard, or in Ihe .dis
secting room "sorry for him, but! carI
give lijm a seat.1
."Lei him go tothYpoor .bench," 'mut
tered t puffy "faced Editor, whose .history
was written in the secret records of a Co'urt
tar'dons; I r&ajhr der, how such
creatures nave the asur-.-e To strtt,e into
such a Church without leave or license.1
Still the Stranger movfcd slowly on tcP
ward the Altar. from his grasps and then "a-"wildmiirraup
.... .... 0 . - : d; -.---x .
face in his hands.
In an instant brolKertZebliIorlbeliel3-fm
'Slraiteer rise, he beheld hirrv"gu!wffiUD..iW
inter 'puipit. steps,"e. tawvrxcP
rivai.ui.-i, iyiiusc vtr wur.-M --
3utiucnicar; no.oeuetd hiinjtako'theBibl -
of his soul ; still' he would not speaka In He dwelt not in the halls of the proud, but
a few minutes the living and the dead w.tc shared the crusVof bread with the poor man
lashed, together." The breathing man tnd in his hut. He was-igund in the dns of
putrid corps", festering in corruption, wre misery;lhe tcnements.ol vice, the habita-
as one. VVIICH SO mttcn oi me nornci wprK lions or crime, ever uuem, uaj aiju mgiu,
was finished, the trapper stood with folded upon the great object qf.bis mission, never
arms, and, with a fiendish smilp. surveyed swerving from the purpdse of hls divine
the advancement of his task.
"And now lo complete,". said he, hlbng
the load lightly in his arms, aud placing it
soul. '.Pined the sick vrithin the lonely
chamber Jesus was there! Did the felon
gna'sh'his teeth within the. doomed cell.sha
longways on the back of his horse, itthffred ; king his chains in. impotent rage .as he be-
sprung from the floor, on which he had beenfi"'4. Now.my eagle of trie rock," f-Oie
lying, and, as he leaped to the door-way.
lollowed by bis mistress, the sharp.crack of
a rifle was heard, and the noble animal fell
dead at her Grt. In an instant afterwards,
the form of art Indian, whom Minameo at
once recognized -as the foiled assassin at her
marriagp,. bounded into Ihe cabin, and, de
spite Ihe mother's furious struggles, clutch
ed her child from his little couch, and
brandishing his knife with savage yells,
severed Ihe head from its hody.
"There," said he; pitching-th corpse
towards the frantic mother, is my revenge.
Blood lo the red min's wrong is as water
lo fire. I am satisfied. Farewell !' and
turning upon his heel, he quitted the spot,
likeipno who had accomplished a noBle
deed, with a slow and haughty foot-fall.
The hitherto happy and contented, home
of the. trapper Was now desolatedT-.lt was
a long, long time since tears had fallen from
Nick Wolsey's eyes'; but a he watched
the sinking moments of his dying wife, they
chased eachlother down his furrowed chepks
in streams, and showed the flood-gates of
5 his In-art were open. As tin sun rose, the
spirit oi JMinamce fled
on the greensward. The animal snuFed
the air, and would have plunged from his
bbrden had not the well-known voice of jhis
master soothed and quieted him. Still lit
stood with fiery cyebalh and dilated nostfils,
ready to fly Irom his" own shadow as he
smelt the offensive stench issuing fromuhe
cradle, girding it the same fashion asijic
bodies werebqund togpther, round the lions,
ribs, and neck of the horse, he iJo contrived
to fix it neither jolt could move it from the
trapper addressing his horse " my untamr
ed unicorn, you shall,-for the first time
since you left lhe prairie-grass, feel the ef
fects of the lash ;" and taking a punUhingH
swticn in nis uanu, ne structc tne annpai
sharply until -wrought to a pitch of lury
and pain. Flakes ol" foam flew from lis
mouth, aud streams of perspiration rolled
from every pore in his skin. Leapirtg.in
the air, like a stricken slag, hd slroveho
snap the bond which held -hirn and "at
length, with one terrific plunge and cry1 of
terror, broke awav with the speed of
thought, and swept through forest, swamp,
and wild, with madness in every stride. J
Un, on he wrnt. I he tloqp was pa-fed,
the prairie gained ; ' still on he went. A
wild piercing shriek broke on the un
bounded waste, and lent new fear to the
maddened horse. On, he went. -The noon
tide sun darted his rays, unbroken by jeaf
or .bough, "upon the fleeing o'er loaded
steed; but still hig:tlIop was unrlackened.
His skimming shadow became gigantic :tin
the falling light; and still he continued on.
The pale" moon tipped the thin fl'pcy
cleuds with- her silver light; 'and yethis
held 'the light of .his last .day streaming
through the grated casement Jesus was
there !' Mclhinka I see him see him now!
Yes -yes, my brethren, his unsandled feet,
lorn uy tne roaasme nmt; nisaress, an iai
tered and faded, covered with the dust of
rich men's chariots; his matted beard ming
ling with his waving hair", his Gqd-likc face
wearifUL forever the maiestv of Heaven
upott the 'brow 1 6ee him I see Jesus
speeding along the highways of Judea, trav
ersing the sands of the desert, passing
tliFqMr,U4iw wilds ol Saniasia, speaking coin
fort lo the poor, health lo the sick, hope to
the desolate life to the dead,"
A tear stood in Ihe eye of brother Zebu
Ion a murmur ran through llje congrrga
The door, of the Church turned on its
polished hinges, anp the sound r,an through
the Church" witha subdued echo.s . Every
face was turned to. discover thc.tause of the
sound, and every "eye beheld Stranger
walking slowly along the" richly carpeted
Tall and maTeslin in stature, the st ranter
seemed bending wilh the touch of pfema
turp age; deep wrinkles seamed his coun
tenance, and his hair, all tangled and mal
ted, fell waving to his shoulders', mingling
whispered a calm visaged man ol'God. "In
deed, the life of our Savior must have been
sad. extremely sad I can hardly keep my
j eyes clear indeed,"
Still the Stranger strode wearily on. -He
reached the. Altar he passed within the
gate he flung his toil-worn form upon the
Another crcak"of the" door, and "again
every, face was turned, and every eye.be
held ihe new comer.
"Ah, me, what a handsome man," whis
pered a fair damsel "such fine boots, such
superb style", such a coat," such whiskers,
such hair. Aid what a grace, loo, what
an air God bless me, pa, do open ihe pew.
Apd as the handsome Man or the; World
came striding along the aisle, with an even
anil measured gait, every pew door flew
open old men arose fair hands bepkoned
the dandy 4o a seat, and mild voices greeted
him with courtesy,-and -the complaisance
of the Fashionable Church.
spread like lightningihrough-.the CJiufeh"
"The face of tho Strangerw.as changing io
a face of gleaming" light, a calm sniile slol
over his lip, the wrinkles vanished from hij
cheek and brow, audthQmight-ol.God-he'adj
looked" forth from the: desecrated pulplld
Down fell thetaltered robe, down fell? tha
torn apparel ! .The Stranger jWas clad in ari
ments of light
How that immcdserongr:Patioit,?6Bte$
loand fro, while-the murmur deepenc,'Siini
eyea dilating withfeartwere turned towards)
the pulpit ! 'A panic such ci smote'tlieieni
thousand faces of old SodonVoo its last-dayj
throbb like . apulse ofDeath Jr.verja
Still the Strangf,"H"elle'o,15riTgrBclils:61
Iranspaient light, stood "there, so ineffable
calm anil beautiful;-a. g!ory:nlaying..xiboni
is forehead, aG-like.loyjeigjFilingopJii
hirgc.fulleyps! .,. -
' Comg !'" fie'atidlin'A.iBlspfrptnrl yet
it reached every- heart .ai1 he waved his.
"Comb I" i
He nassed alonsr with the easy "assurance I But. thev camo'notT IhesS'Sillien sJCdnlS!
of a Man of the World, fie neglected altthet0f the Bank and Counter, theTsfidarhngs,pf.
Aristocratic vveauu, inesQ images oi Lxou,
so shamefully hidden away fa fine apparel,'
drowned in broadcloth, satins, andgold!l
That divine face, smote Iheir.. hearts witil
fear". - A cry of horror; '6ne tremulous yelj
of anguish, rose to' the ceiling
Andall the while, in the centre or-thl
Church, even in brotner.-Zebulon's pew
stood the Man of the World, that pale. bluV
ish light playing about Jiis forehead,, uppti
whoso broad surface 1he. 'veins, now 'stood?
out like blackenetTcord? "while a, IuritL firC
shot an infernal magnetism from his eyejj
He towered aloft; erect ,-a!rribst sublime in.'
his scorn, surveyed the faces of the Fashiorf"
able Church, now-filled .wnhfeargnjl at
voice cajno irom ht3 lips:.
tfleveose l?xchunlHe-1 rapper, lPJ?'1 vas .unabated,
offers of politeness, and at last stood before
the pew door ot.brotncr Zebulon cran well.
"Oh my der sir excuse me pray
ah, indeed do. me the" honor to take a
"Do me tho honor," whispered the Edi
tor, rising hastily in his pew, wilh a jast
letter from his victim protruding from., his
pocket, "Oh! sir; please to be seated,"
"Oh ah you do me honor p-o-s-f-ttvely-'
'lisped the -Man 't)f the -World,
twirling h3 eye glass and arranging his
moustache, "l" rather think I'll -sit down
J with the worthy old fellow here."
Kallvr shocked at the gentleman's tamii
iar style of address, our friend Zebulon be
held him seated. at hjsside, and' was gazing
over the flashing array that garnished this
well formed person, when 'a new burs of
eloquence from ihe-rrcacher .arrested his
"Oh, sight most lovely ! Jbh, spectacle
most sublime !" cried the florid faced min
ister, raisin? his hands on high. "" The
friend of tho poor, the comforter of the dis
tressed, the hope of tne desolate, the life of
mo ueaa :,Dy wnat name snail we styie mm,
by "what -oame shall we know this -mighty
wun tne cuning jocks oi nis darn urown beinrthe Savior of men ! Look upon him
He was clad in coarse npparerf and ' he r:St.s bt.fora Vmir mental eve. look
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the dust of the highway whitened the folds up'on hjm' standing calm and erect amid the
of his dingy brown cloak. .-Coarse slinks, 'ai.i. ami sQUaior nr oinp Yioflr -man's hut.
all worn and torn hy weary travel, but half ,'r00b uno,i him in his tntiered mbm. birf
"A cheerful good day to yc;"iny fnendafl
my. Christian friends! I have come froTo"
Rome, from W.esl minister, frorti." Geneva i
Believe me", I never found myself so mucfy
at home in my life, as here! Welcome"?
good Christian people, followers -of 'Jesus,
faithful Nazarones of the-NInetecnth Cejii
tury-! Your. Lord,whom ye -profess i
love; vJhom you do love so well, came faint
and travel-worn along, yonder aisle, ;You
knew him not.' There was no pew for him,
not "even a seat; in all this elegant Church Ij
I -came; you knew me,:ha! ha.P
Slilf serene, above.. the- pulpit, stood! .that!
transfigured ironi, Ihe'FACB.sjhone in a'ha'o
nt T.j(rhlV"a lovti. fathomlels as eternilv.
defended his feet, and his extended hand, 'sYtled apparel, vet wlUi the might of God- fwrlalSflg its lips, and shining 'from Iii3j
so. fair, so woman hke in W outline, grasprd heaQ- on hi, brow; look upon hjm and view J eyes.
a pike sialT, which guidid his steps along h;s outstretched .hand scattering ""blessings' "Comb !" said thcoice, bVckrinihg lik'S
IhiMiifle. jbn.lhe poor, nnd Uicn think of his'natne a father to h ivayard ehjld, 0P:like a'
Popr was the Stranger, soiled b'yihe dustj,.sns the fris-nd of ih'i? nponlt- I hrlhir In h?s hrvthren and sfstpr?. uKreal
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