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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 21, 1871)
PACIFIC COAST NEWS.
Land in Uuipqua Valley is rapidly
advancing in value. The advance
about Oakland has been one hundred
per cent, in six months.
The; Mountaineer says that the O. S.
N. Co. sire, carrying much larger quan
tities of freight up the Columbia than
Water mains are to be laid down
through the principle street s of Van
couver, this fall.
W. F. Crate, who came to the Pa
cific twist 43 years ago, and resided
long near Vancouver, died a few days
ago at Victoria.
A petition of thirt3'-five feet in
length has been signed in Walla Walla
xunty for the removal of Judge Ken
nedy from the bench.
A fire on the 1st inst. at Helena.
Montana, consumed property worth
$00,000. ThefrW, leading journal
of the Territory, was completely de
stroyed. The late Olympia District Court,
granted Abijah O'JSTeil $ 1,800 damages
against Samuel McCan and others who
composed the Vigilance Committee in
Pierce county at the time of the mur
der of Cliarles McDonald.
A bill providing for the enfranchise
ment of the women of Washington
Territory has been offered in the Leg
islature by D. R. Bigelow. It pro
vides that women shall vote on the
question of their enfranchisement, and
prohibits men from voting upon it, so
If a majority of women want the suf
frage they can have it.
John . Sime, of San Francisco, pio
neer of 1S49 and a native of Nova Sco
tia, aged 53, died on Friday night of
Collections had readied over $100,000
last Saturday at San Francisco, in aid
Mrs.S. Woodworth, of San Francis
co, has donated a gallery of fine paint
ings, originals and copies from the
old masters, to be sold for the benefit
of the Chicago sufferers.
The Eugene City Journal says that
Mr. O. Noble, of the Willamette pre
cinct, is about to engage in an enter
prise which will certainly be of great
benefit to the whole country lying be
tween Spores' ferry and Albany. It
is the intention to take water from the
McKenzie river and run it into the
Muddy, furnishing Halsey, Shedd's
Station, and the country generally
through which it passes, with water,
and finally, perliaps, running into Al
bany. The McKenzie affords splendid
water, and an enterprise like this can
not but result in a great benefit to the
entire section through which the ditch
passes. We wash the enterprise suc
cess. At the Presbytery of the Presbyte
rian denomination of Oregon, held in
Corvallis week before last, Rev. Dr.
Gray and Elder General Babbitt were
elected Commissioners to the next
Grand Assembly. !
The Presbyterian denominations in !
the United States have over fourthous- '
and ordained ministers, and a mem
bership of nearly four hundred and
fifty thousand and for lenevolent ob
jects it is paying upwards of eight
million of dollars per annum.
A daily mail now runs between Sa
lem and Dallas.
Farmer in Benton county are put
ting in their fall crop of wheat.
Mr. M. Williams, of Lane county,
was elected President of the Oregon
State- Agricultural Society: E. M.
Waite, of Salem, Secretary ; J. II.
Moores, of Marion county, Treasurer,
A passenger train ran off the track
on Wednesday of last week, about a
mile and a half north of Eugene. No
No los was sustained by bursting
of the- grainarynt the Eugene City
iniUs, except in removing the wheat
and repairing the grainary.
During : last week three children of
Mr. W. McMurry of Eugene, died
of scarlet fever.
The Eugene City Journal says that
It Is reported that a new steamboat
company will soon be organized to op
erate on the Willamette.
The obstructions to fie naviga
tion of the Umpqua river have been
removed, and Roseburg can now be
reached about six months In the year
it is thought.
, A. petition was in circulation in
Portland recently desiring the Coun
ty Commissioners to erect a building
on the County Farm for the accom
modation of destitute orphan children.
At the Jackson county Fair Mr. Fred
Berber exhibited, a volunteer beet,
measuring 24 inches In circumference
and weighing fourteen pound. So
gays the Times. ;
The same Journal says ' that Mrs.
Louis Solomon was precipitated from
a wagon in Jacksonville recently,
breaking her collar bone, -and receiv
ing other injuries.
From the Oregon City. Enterprise we
condense the following:
, The residence of ' Mr. A. J. Apper
son was entered b y a burglar during
Monday night of last week at Oregon
City, and a package of gold containing
$220 and about $17 in loose change, ab
stracted from Mr. Apperson's pants.
He made good his escape.
Charles Candle, on Willow Creek,
was aeeideutly shot and -killed in at
attempting to enter tho dwelling of a
friend during his absence through a
window. A gun had been placed in
ambush for the purpose of shooting
some one who had been taking things
sureeptioudy from the cabin", but un
fortunately the content- reached the
The jail birds took a notion to leave
their quarters in Oregon City jail on
Sunday night, Oct. Slh. and Sherifl
Warner lost three lwarders thereby,
says the jKtiterjrri.tr.
Tho Eugene City Guoixl says that
scarlet fever is on the increase in that
Sepulorda, and another noted horse
thief, with a band of horses, have been
captured by Sheriff Noble of San Ber
nardino. The Bodega stage was robbed, Oct.
12th, near Sebastojxri, Cal., by fiw
robbers. They obtained f236 The
passengers were not molested, and the
letters and pipers were left in the box.
A man named Maguire was badly
injured by the falling of a ladder in
Portland last Saturday.
In the same city on last Wednesday
a Mr. Kelly was seriously injured by
falling through a man-trap, some
twenty feet, on the wharf.
A terrible fire was raging in the
hills south of Calistoga, California.
October 12th. Thq$porking men had
turned out to save' houses and barns,
but wood, fences, etc., were sure to go.
The motion to quash the indictment
against Brighani Young was overruled
by Chief Justice McKeon, and Brig
ham, will therefore have to stand his
Ira W. Raymond was convicted in
the United States Circut Court, San
Francisco, of forging naturalization pa
pers, and last Saturday was sentenced
to one year in San Quentin.
A little daughter of Mrs. Adams,
was badly, and it is feared fatally, pois
oned, by eating polishing powder, re
cently. Tliere is a person in Portland so ad
verse to the use of water tliat he sham
pooes his feet with sand-paper.
The receipts of the State Fair were
in the neighborhood of $12,000, not
so much as in 1S70.
The Salem Statasman says that a
room at the Commercial Hotel was en
tered on Friday night of hist week,
and $100 in coin taken, and clothes
valued at $75.
At the Indian Council held in the
M. E. Chureh, Salem, last Saturday.
Hon. George II. Williams addressed
the Indians, making a profound im
pression. Prof. L. L. Rogers, also,
addressed them, and others. They
were advised by Superintendent Mea
cham to go to church the next day,
first taking pains to comb their heads
and put on clean shirts. This they
promised to do, if he would furnish
the latter garments.
We learn from the Portland Herald
that a little son of J. F. Cochran lately
lost an eye, by an accidental blow
from his sister with a pointed stick.
The Portland Oregoniun says a boy
named Bachelder was run over by a
dirt car, and had his leg broken.
Frank Carr, aged fourteen years,
accidentally shot himself while hunting
on White river, on the 6th iiibt., and
died in a few, hours.
BeTiah Brown of the Territorial Du
palely has been elected City Printer
A Chinaman who ? had his nose cut
off during a little altercation in San
Francisco, had it carefully packed and
sent home to show his friends one of
the American customs.
C. Jones was seriously, and perhaps
fatally injured, by the bite of a small
black spider, last week, at Los Mietos.
A new Presbyterian church in Al
meda County, California, costing $ 10,
000, was recently blown down.
The wagon and blaksmith shop of
Henry Bowman, on Burch Creek,
near Pendleton, was consumed by fire
on the 12th inst., Loss 2,500.
Colorado Territory lias ten newspa
pers and fifteen postoftlces. - : -
Charles Goodwin shot and killed
Richard W. Forkey in a row at Ilel
lena, Montana, lately.
The Portland Oregonian says, some
one has painted a new departure as a
paltering, trimming, dodging-around-the-corner,
; leaping- over-the-fenee
shifting, wiggling, , hot-and-cold-blowing
assumes to be the "veritable Jefleso
On the evening of Oct. 16th, a Chi
naman, keeper of a wash house, was
stabbed and instantly killed at Eure
ka. Nevada, by an unknown white
"man, who escaped.
Sand storm in the vicinity of Fort
Trejon, California, scattered forty or
fifty tlkousaud sheep, many of whuh
were lost, recently.
William Berger, a constable, shot
and almost instantly kit-ed a young
man named Win. V. Arrowsmith, at
Gilroy, Cal., October 13th. No cause
given for the act. Berger surrendered
to the authorities. Fears were enter
tained that he would be lynched.
The Mormons have started subscrip
tions fur a defense fund to aid Young,
and others. j
An aged man, named Richard Lu
cas near Kola, I'o'k county, Ongon.
was found dead in his lied on the loth.
A terrible storm swept over tin
plains at Los. Angeles, Cal., on the
17th, making them appear iike a des
ert. Elizalielh Ilarkins, six years o?d.
wns run over bv a heavv tnuk in
front of Woodward'- Garden' San Fran
cisco, last Tuesday, and was instantly
From the Ori'ijonian we learn that
John Stephenson, familiarly known as
'Uncle John Stephenson," died on
his firm near the Fulton House, last
Monday, aged 73.
The same journal learns from a res
ident of Kala ma that the track of the
Northern Pacific railrord is laid near
ly to Carroll's Point, and construction
trains are running, and thing are
Mr. Pumpelly has commenced sirt
against John Downing, late Marshall
of the State Fair, for !? 3,000 damages
for ejecting him from the Fair grounds.
So says the Salem States. nan.
The editor of the .S"'fe-?.w.- used his
" naked eye" in looking through a
telescope the other night, and says he
saw "bright spots" "beautiful val
leys" and a " region rent and torn,
by volcanic action.' He doesut bt
live the moon is a "green cheese" any
Senator II. W. Corbet t telegraphed
to Portland List Monday, authorizing
the Committee to call on the Nation
al Bank and getoJO, as his contribu
tion to the Chicago Fund.
The losses of the Paifi" la-itiraneo
Co. are now estimated at $1,123,000.
J. W. Virtue, banker and assay er of
Baker City, lately east a gold "brick
Total land disposed of in Walla Wal
la Land olliee last month, 4,527 acre--.
There are twent3'-eight gravestone
in the Laramie cemetery, and on
nineteen of these the epitath is simply
The Baker City Jje-tuwit sa3s Chi
nese are flocking to Eagle Creek, as
the Packwood ditch is computed.
Wm. Thompson sold a claim which
cost him $500 some time ago to a Chi
nese company for $12,000.
Ice formed to the thickness of a
quarter of an inch in Baker City the
morning of Oct. 6th.
There is a female Enrolling Clerk in
the Washington Territory legislature.
A Portland thief and rough, by the
name of John Foster, inveigled an
unsophisticated young Iadj not over
seventeen, who resides near Salem,
away from the State Fair ground lat
week, and under the pretense of
taking a short ride on the railroad,
conveyed her to Portland, and at the
International Hotel, where, with
threats of killing her if she made any
outcry, and promises of marriage, in
spite of her tears, the hellish fiend ac
complished her ruin. After remain
ing with his victim over night, Foster
took her to a den on third street, where
she was handed over to the tender "mer
cies of the most notorious women in
the city. Slie was told that this was a
private boarding houe. and was to re
main there until such time as Fo-ter
could arrange for their marriage.
Officer Kelly and Branuoii ; getting
clue of the matter, traced the girl to
the den, heard her story and then ar
rested Foster. The outrage v$ one of
the most fiendish, and the perpetrator,
and accessory at the Hotel, should re
ceive a summary- retribution. The
father of the unnfortunate girl was tele
graphed to, and arrived in Portland
last Friday night. The case is now
undergoing investigation. .
From later sources we learn tliat
Foster has been committed for want
of $10,000 bail. Solomon, the clerk
of the International Hotel, i i arrested
for complicity in the crime. No re
speetable lawer would appear in Fost
er's defense. ;
Weather Cold, raw and cloudy
since Thursday. Evidently we shall
have weather soon.
A number of married ladies in JiTew
York have clubbed together and agreed
not to dance round dances with any
Mui- Lueir own nusDanas.
The KimI HluK'a i'reuii.tc-.
It is said that King Canute, in the
early days of English history, wished
to put out of the way his rival, Kin-
Lilmund. 6o tie ottered to anv one
who would kill hun, that he should
be made the highest man in England.
One ol Jus sumeets, takuisr him at
his word, killed the king, and then come
to claim his reward. How do von
suppose the king kept his promi-e?
tie uirneu it into a tutter, terrinle
jest, and huag the man on the highest
tower of London. That was the way
in which he was made the highest man
The tyrant Dyonetius assembled a
company of musicians to play before
mm, promising them a large reward.
But when the time for payment came.
thev were told thev had already had
their reward in the expectation of 'it.
It is iu-t m this manner that Satan
keeps his promises to his servants.
u believer he makes you think that
my wrong doing will bring you pleas
ure, vou will liiitt vourseJt only bit
terly disappointed. Instead of sweet
ness in the cup you will tind it more
bitter than wormwood.
Then do not listen to his tempt!
Shun every evil way. Turn from bad
companions, for they are his willing
ervants. 1 liev wul lead von not
only into trouble and sorrow here, but
into eternal biirninffi at the last.
A Republican Association for the
Pacific states ai d Territories was
organized in Washington, last Tues
day evening, by the election of An
drew Spear, of Nevada, President;
L. S. 1 hompson. of Orecron. and J.
Fleckenor, of California, ice
Presidents; G. W. Lee, of Wash
ington Territory. Fecretarv: and
. li. Kourcy, Treasurer.
The building that stayed the pro
gress of the tire in Chicago, south
ward, was the Wabash avenue
Methodist church. It lias been
rented by the Department, and will
he occupied by the Post Office next
Further accounts from the horri
ble calamity at Fehhteiro, Wiscon
sin, state that ore hundred and fifty
men were burned to deatli in a barn
in which they had taken refuge.
SiOn.iMi IIoi;si:s Fkkt. It is al
most impossible to crct horses shod
without , having the frogs cut away.
Ail veterinary surgeons, all horseman,
ill leading blacksmith, agree that the
trog should not be pared one mrticlc
not even tnmed. No matter how
pliable and soft the frog is, cut awav
on the sides, and in two days it will lie
dry and hard as a chip. You might as
well cut oft' all the leaves of tree-, and
expect them to flourish, asto pare away
tne i rag anti nave a healthy loot. The
rough, spongy part of the frog is to
the foot what leaves are to the tree, the
Never have a red-hot hoe put uixm
the foot to burn it level. If vou ean
find a blacksmith that is mechanic
enough to level the foot without red
hot iron employ him. The burning
process deadens the hoof, and tends to
contract it. If you do not think so.
try the red-hot poker on your linger
nail, and see if it will not effect the
growth of that. There are many im
portant joints in shoeing horses but
t hese two are of more importance than
all t he rest, level to the aprehension of
men not skilled m horses, and the two
most disregarded. M.'rrur and Varumr.
?I ! 11 sua --ohm.
i-!nf;lk incr cf the tii-iilnt 1150 nf 5n
toxienting li-niors, l)r. Lyman Beecher
say s :
We mifrht as well sneak of the nrn-
dentuse of the plague of tire handled
prudently around among powder of
poison taken prudently every day of
vipers and serpents introduced pru
dently every dajr into our dwellings
to glide about, as a matter of courtesy
to visitors anil amusement to our chil
dren. It is not enough to erect the
Hag ahead to mark where the drunkard
uies. it must he placed at the entrance
of his course, proclaiming in waving
capitals, "This is the way to certain
Joseph Shawan; the oldest turfman
in Kentucky, was thrown from his
horse while on his way home from the
Lexington raises, last month, and in
stantly killed. He owned an estate of
3,600 acres in the blue grass laud of
T 1 tl.. ! . ww
uuunjuii uiiii jiiirri.iiNi uoiiniies. lie
was a soldier in the war 1812, and over
ninety years of age.
John Kelly, aged seventy vears. em
ployed in the flint works in Trenton,
N. J., tell through a hole in tlie floor
into the flint cracker below. He was
run into the wheels and his body pass
ed out into the water below literally
The Kansas City Jmirual of Uoux
ntcrv; makes that city one of the
wealthiest in the West. It claims that,
with a population of .'5.000 it Hon
a property valuation of $30,000,000, or
ueany i,uuu 10 eacimuiabitant-man.
woman and child.
There is a sylvan curiositv in list
eria. Two pine trees, flw Wnnarf at
t he base, come together thirteen feet
aoove, then separate, until again twen
ty feet above, forming a single top.
The Rushville (Ind.) Republican says
inree unngs are needed in that place :
"A big treshet to wash away tlie filth.
a. revival, Hiiu more qumine."
Nineteen of the tire hnn.iri nni
... . -.v.. .v.. aim
sixty-five collegiate institutions in the
uiuieu oiaies are in Ohio.
A. G. Enos has hron
lighthouse keeper at Cape Foul weath-
A drunken man, sprawling on the
ground ill Patterson th
anxiously wanted to know whether
any one eise naci neen struck by that
A ruralist at Newport seeing a lady
driving, and a groom with folded arms
behind, thought, "that nigger must
pay that nice looking girfa pile to
drive his carriage for hioi,"
Experiments in Feeding It as.
Where hogs are put up for fattening
early in Septemlier, how many times
should they be fed Should they have
at each meal all the corn they can eat ?
We believe some recommend feeding
hogs (when being fattened) five times
a day. Even if this be advisable later
in the season, when the weather be
comes cooler, is this the better way
when fed in early autumn while tlie
weather is still hot during the day ?
We know of one man who f-.-eds only
twice a day; viz: giving his hog
nearly a miidi as they will eat in the
cool of the morning, and then all they
will cat 'toward evening, when the
heat of the day is gone. Formerly he
fel them at noon al m ; but. observing
their reluctance at being disturbed
from their cool retreats in the lieat ot
the day he adopted the present p!au,
and thus far he is pleacd with the
change. Of eonre at supper time,
they come up to the feeding place with
vigorous appetites, and they eat a
great quantity of corn ; and, when
gorged, they lie down and n;st pleas
antly all through the cool nigltt.
Where hogs are fed live times a day,
and each time all lliey' can t-at, they
come up sluggishly and with little
appetite. Does not food always fit
ten better when Jt is ate with a reli-h,
rather than when ate with a degree of
indifference or loathing ?
We remember of reading of a gen
tleman in Kurojie who adopted the
plan of having only one. imjal a day,
and who was remarkably robut and
healthy, and seemed to take epicurean
delight in tin manner of living. lie
ate only one meal, but that meal he
came to with a vigorous appetite, eat
ing a great quantity ot wetteak,
roa-tbecf, or other substantia Is. After
such a hearty meal the process of di
gestion went on, and he had no gnaw-
ng- ot hunger until al.out the same
hour the next day.
In the fattening of animal', we be
lieve it ii generally admitted that the
more they can be made to eat in a
giving time, the more profit i derived
from the corn that is led. A certain
quantity of corn can be fed which will
only keep a hog in condition, this
much being needed to sustain animal
life ai d keep it in its normal condition.
All that the animal can I e made to
eat beyond this goes to formation of
iat, and consequently tins is what
makes the profit. But does not tlie
fact, whether the exfra amount is
eaten with an apetite and with a reli-h,
have something to do 111 th- matter of
putting on fat j (.72. ii.fz'ttle.
Peas. What food is more grateful
to the palate and to health, than a
dish of luscious green peas ? M. K.
Watsoil, seed man of Plymouth,
Mass., say be has been experimen
ting to find valuable varieties of peas,
by which they can be green and in
perfection for a long sea -011. The
varieties he recommends are
JVctc liinnte 'dcr. the earliest, best
early pea, for first crop.
L.uptuti'A fivjreii:e.. A green mar
row pea, excels all others ot lis class
for second crop.
l.aniiHi'.i J')Hijic l-j'trhj jma I'txf.
Pods have Iteen exhibited that contain
ed eleven and twelve peas. It is a
prodigious bearer for third crop.
..- M'tnurfat The best among
the marrow fats for fourth crop.
Thee peas for seed can readily be
obtained by mail. Vac Ma CnrLtian
As soon as a horse is discovered to
be sick with colic, procure a pint or
so of common table salt and place it
on the back immediately at the point
where tlie backlioue and the hip unite,
and sprinkle with water from a basiii
or pail every few minutes until the
salt disolvcs. Then applv asm in as be
fore, and leave the horse with the
damp salt on his back. This h is been
known to cure tlie most inveterate
An Ant Trap. Procured a large
spongue, wash it well an press it dry,
which will leave the cells quite open.
Then sprinkle over it some fine white
sugar, and place it near where the
ants are most troublesome. They will
soon collect upon the sponge and take
up their abode in the cells. It is then
only necessary to dip the sponge in
scalding water, which will wash them
out dead. Put on more sugar and set
the trap for a new haul.
Pumpkins "fok Inflammatory
Rheumatism. At a recent meeting
of the New York Farmers' Club, a
correspondent wrote of the virtues of
the pumpkin, giving the following
instance of its value tor inflammatory
rheumatism : A woman's arm was
swelled to an enormous size and pain
fully inflamed. A poultice was made
of stewed pumpkins, which was re
newed every fifteen minutes, and in a
short time produced a perfect cure.
The fever drawn out by the poultices
made them extremely offensive, as
they were taken off. I knew a man
cured !"6T severe inflafriTuatiou: of the
bowels by the Fame kind ol applica
tion. Ji'.nne and Health.
Sore Eyes. Tlie following receipt
for the cure of inflamed eyes is given :
" Take a potato, and after quartering
it, grate tne heart as fine, as possible.
and place the gratings between pieces
of cambric muslin. " Place the poul
tice over the eyes inflamed, and keep
it there fifteen minutes. Continue the
operation three successive nights and
a perfect cure ensues." It is worth
trying by those afflicted with sore
eyes. It is also strongly recommend
ed lor Durns.
A new horse-shoe has been Intro
duced in Pari3 bv M. Cliarlier. It
consists of a narrow rim of iron,
thoroughly protecting the edge of the
hoof without cramping its sole in the
least. It is made of the best material,
but the weight being less, the cost is
not increased. They give general
satisfaction to thousands who use them
in Paris. 4
Letting 100 indicate a full crop, the
average potato crop of Oregon is esti
mated at 90 per cent, and California
88 per cent.
The following six items are from
that excellent pajier the Pari fa
Christian AdvocU publl..hod at
Portland : ,
ZitYifit llkrald is out in favor ,r
having our ( 'encral Conference
mnke projKisitioi.s to the Method Ut
Jkpiscopal (.. hiirch 111 1 anada to unite
with the Methodist Church in the
The fii.anc:.al budget of the Pres-
byter'aii Church - shows the amount
i.eeesarv to be raised .fur mission
ary and benevolent purines in t! nt
burc!) the coming roar, is tl,bf0-
000 or 3 40 per mcmljcr.
liev. W. II. Milb'.irn, the blind
preacher, was re-admitted at the
reCent session o'the Illinois Con'er-
ei.ee as a minister in the Methodic.
i.p:scopal t burch.
liev. Charles F. B. Tdiel. a di.
tii.guishcd Koman CathoFc Driest
of i aris, l as renounced tho IJomisli
communion, and joined the Protect
ant episcopal Church. He lias In
come the pastor of the new French
i rototant J ..pi.1 copal Church ..i"
i hiladelpl ia.
1 he VV Oman's Foreigh Mission
ary Society will send out six more
missioi anes to the foreign lield this
month. Two of them. M
McMillan and Miss Tit. sic v. will -o
to Ind'a, and four of them will g
to China the Misses WiMilsfi
Foochow, and two to t 'ekin.
I'ishop iMmnsou is fast reyainii.,'
his health, and will shortly resume
tne a ci targe 01 ms epi;-coil duties.
The I'aptif ts of Wales have 541
churches and 79 branches : ?na
mii.isU-rs and 25S assistants. 'I hey
added hist year 6,561 memliers and
lost 5,857, making n clear gain of
1 o-. 1 ne i.umuer or cummumcatitM
is 50.211, and of ; aVoath bcWl
Of tiie nominal Protestants of
Glasgow 130,000 attend no place
of worship on the Lord's Pay. The-
1 intca 1 rej-byteriaiiS are one of the
tro!:get denominations in that city.
""I Liieu iani nisi, year was only
757, though they have 52 places of
worship. The elders of the-e
churches have in these circumstan
ces resolved to form no association,
one ot w hose-objects shall be to con
cert measures fbr tlie extension of
tho church in the city. In the
cour.se of a few weeks a conferei.ee
of the whole of the ollice bearers is
to be held, fbr tlie consideration of
the whole subject.
A seven-year old boy was lately
heard to use profane language. On
lieh.g reproved by his parents, and
directed to ask God's fbnrivenesg.
he retired to his room and was over
heard to say : "01i,Gm1, lam very
sorry I said that naughty word, and
won't say it no more ; but please
hurry and make me grow up to be
a man, and then I can swear as
much as I want to, like pa, and no
body will, notice it."
There is no such way to have a
large harvest as to have a large
heart. '1 he free giving of oar pres
ent estate to God. is the readiest
means to have the roots increased
in the future.
Seriousness ought always to char,
acterize the Christian. Put serious
1 .ess does not consist in sullenness,
moroseness, or even in the sobriety
that drives away smiles and the
taste for rational pleasures. lie is
most serious whose liest brings
an earnest, healthy, rejoicing
nature to tlie performance of his
duty. Men are most beautifully
serious when truthful smiles are
playing on their lips, and when their
whole countenances are lighted up
with a benignant joy.
An exchange statet tliat an old
lady, 109 years of age, recently at
tended a love-feast in Niles, Mich,
he arose and said : "I am glad to
be with you. I am now over 109
years old. I love the Saviour, and
have now enjoyed religion 100
I asked a student what three
things lie most desired. lie said :
"Give me books, health, and quiet,
and I care fbr nothing more." I
asked a miser, and he cried, "Mon
ey money money." I asked a
pauper, and he faintly said, "Bread
bread bread !" I asked a drunk
ard, and he loudly called for strong
drink. I asked the multitude around
me, and they lifted up a confused
cry in which I heard the words :
"Wealth, fame and pleasure." I
asked a man who had long borne
the character of an experienced
Christian. lie replied, that all his
whishes could bo met in Christ. lie
spoke seriously, and I asked him to
explain. Ileiaid : "I greatly de
sire these tJlree things first, that I
may be found in Christ ; secondly,
that I may be like Christ; thirdly,
that I may be with Cbist., I have
thought much of his answer ; and
the more I think of it the wiser it
seems to be,