Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, January 9, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated January 9, 1857 Page 1
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BV CKO.nV. BOMBA Y. NEW SERIES. Select Poetry. :38ffl§ I mm the Repository and Transcript. The Dying; Tear. "Ti night! and on the dying year The orbs ot Heaven shine • And rolling in their heav'nly spheres Move with the march of time. ' ' The little star-, bright gems on high. Their nightly vigils keep; And o er the silent, slumbering earth, J heir rays ot beauty weep. Bright fountains of aerial li^ht. In yon celestial dome. Reflect t lie majesty of God, And his eternal throne. In them I -oe no changes wrought By time's destroying hand; They move as they have ever mov'd, A bright and lovely band. But earth is subject to decay, And hears her marks of change- There is a blight for every bin) Throughout her varied range- And man is but a passing breath, A smile, a sjgh. a tear; He lives the seasons ot' his life Then passes like the year. Time! time! nations before thee sink- Like bubbles on a stream; And all their might and splendor fade, Or live but in a dream; But thou art onward in thy course, Unmindful of the p i-t; And all that is, and e'er will be, Must fall before thy blast. Bonn the midnight hour will toll The death kne|| of a rear; And on the rapid (light of time, Another will appear. Adieu, thou pacing, dying year, i feel thy chintng breath ; And soon the mournful winds will sin The requiem of thy death. TBse ;>£ S3ome. Thetight at home, how bright it beams, When evening shadows around us fall; And from The lattace far it gleams. To love and re-t and comfort call. When wearied with the toils of day, And strife for glory, gold or fame, How sweet to seek the quiet way, Hbere loving lip- will list our name, Around the light at home. Wfl u CBf ♦- • ll* J " -.-—y The way waid wancier-r homeward hies, How cheering is Ihat I w inkling liiht, Which through the forest gloom he spies, it IS the light at home he feels That loving hearts will greet him there, Ami sotlly through his bosom steals The joy and love that banish care Around the light at home. The light, at home, whene'er at last It greets the seaman through the stotm; He (eels rio more the chilling l>la-t That heats upon his manly form. Long years upon the sea have fled, Since Mary gave her parting kiss, Hut the sad tears which then she shed, Will now be paid with rapturous bliss. Around the light at home. The light of home! how still and sweet, .. It peeps from yonder cottage door— The weary laborer to greet When the rough toils of the dav are o'er. Sad i- the soul that does not know, The blessings that the beams impart, The cheerful hopes and joys that flow. And lighten up the heaviest heart, Around the light at home. Th* Slurring; OR, J.I .YE iv CIHE FOR JEALOVSY: A TALK OK AMSTERDAM- It was a cold winter's evening. The rich hnker Bronker had drawn his easy chair close ' tie corner of thestove, and sat smoking his imgclav pipe v\ ith great complacency : his in- ha.ate f irnd, Van (irote, employed in exactly I > same manner, occupied the opposite corner. Ail was quiet in the house ; for Bronker's wife sin! children were gone to a masked hall : and feuire I rum Car of interruption, the two friends ii4iii;lge(f jn a conversation. "1 cannot think," said Van Grote, "why you - ionic) refuse your consent to the marriage. B-rkenrorle can give his daughter a good for tune and you say that vour son is desperately in love with her." '■l don't object to it," sairl Uronker. "It is niy wile who will not hear of it." "And what reason ha* she for refusing?" '•One which 1 cannot tell you," said his kiend,sinking his voice. "Oli! a mystery! Come, out with it. You know I have always been frank and open with you, even giving you my opinion ot your ab surd jealousy of vour wife!" "Jealousy of my wife! Nonsense! Have I n °t just sent her to a masked ball ?" "I don't wonder you boast of it. I should ■ to have seen you do as much when you u erefirst married. To be sure vou had reason ' 1 '°°k sharply alter her, for she was the pretti v'oman in Amsterdam. Unfortunately she '■asbecome the better horse; and you refuse an advantageous match for your son, to gratify her caprice, sl "V ou are quite wrong, mv friend, I never ailow any one to be master here but myself: and in the present instance 1 cannot blame Clo hula. Ihe secret of her refusal lies in a her ring pie." "A herring pie ?" exclaimed Van Grote. '"Yes, a herring pie. You may remember it " as a favorite dainty of mine, and that my wife ' )J bl not endure even the smell of it. Well, uririjj the first year of my marriage, I was a 1 little—a very little—jealous of Clotilda. My situa'ion obliged me to keep open house, and a_ mong the young sparks who visited us, none gate me such uneasiness as the handsome Col onel Berkenrode. The reputation that he had •already acquired for gallantry, was enough to cierne alarm, and the marked attention that he paid n,v wife convinced me it was well found ed,-- What could Ido ? It was impossible to lot 1 id him the house, for lie had it in his power to deprive me of the Government contracts: in other words to ruin me. Alt i pond-ring deep ly upon the subject. J decided upon doing noth ing until the danger should become imminent: ■ii! that was necessary was to know how things really stood. Having just purchased this ho>. , I causal a secret closet to he made behind the stove here. It communicates with mv private room, and from ii I could overhear everything j that passed in this apartment without iisk of be- i ing discovered. Thank God 1 have had no use j lor it the last twenty years, arid indeed I do not even know what hai become of the key. Sat i-fied with this precaution, I did not hesitate to ! leave Clotilda when ant of her admirers paid ! her a visit, though I promise you that some of! the gallant speeches made me wince." "Upon my word," interrupted his friend, "you showed a most commendable patience.' In your place, I should have contented mv- sell with forbidding my wife to receive (iis visits." "There spoke the bachelor. As I didn't want to drive her headlong into his arms, I went a different way to work. Day after day forced to listen to the insidnous argument of the sedu cer, ir.y wife—l must own she made a stout de fence— at one tirne tried ridicule, at another entreaty to deter him from the pursuit of her. fie began to lose h qre in proportion as I gain ed it, till one day he bethought himself ( , threatening to blow out his brains if she would not show fiiTn some compassion. Moved at this proof oi the strength of his passion, she hurst into t-ars,. and pleaded that she was riot free in short she gave him to understand that I was the obstacle to his happiness. Herk.-nrode was too well skilled in the art of sedm ti m not to see that he bad gained a point. lie raved, rulS. sed rr.e as the cause of his miserv, and tnerl to obtain a promise from her in case sli- should he come a widow. She stopped him peremptori ly, but I never closed an eye that night, and ( lotilda, though she did not know ] watched her, was as uneasy as myself. On the follow ing day a circumstance occurred that increased her agitation. While at breakfast a message I came from the cook asking to see me alone. 1 desired birr, to come in (as I was not in tlm hab it of interfering in domestic ati'uirs.) and com- I municate his business in my wife's presence, ghost, and scarcely seemed to know what he was about. At last he told me he had received a packet containing a small bottle, a hundred guilders, and a note iri which be was requested to put the contents of the former into the firs! herring pie he should prepare for me. He was assured he might do so without fear, as the con tents of the bottle were quite harmless, and I would give a delicious flavor to the pie. An ! additional reward was promised if lie comj lied with the request arid kept It is own counsel. The honest fellow, who was much attached to me, said he was convinced there most he some thing wrong in the affair, and should not h>- happv until the hotile and tnonev were out of his hands. T poured a few drops of the liquid on a lump of sugar, and gave it to my wife's lap-dog. It fell into convulsions, and died in a few minutes. The case was now plain there had been an attempt to poison me. .Never shall I fbrget Clotilda's pale face, as she threw her self weeping into mv arms. '-Poison! A murder!" she exclaimed, clasping me as if to shield •me from danger. "Merciful Heaven, protect us both!" J consoled her with the as suiaoc.e that 1 was thankful to my unknown en eniv who was the means of showing trie how much siie loved me. That day Rerknrode came at llm usual hour: but in vain did I take my seat in my hiding place, he was riot admit ted. I afterwards found that she had sent lim a letter threatening if ever he came again, her husband should be inf'rfmed of all that had pass ed. He made several attempts to soften her resolution, but to no purpose, and a year after ward he manied. No acquaintance has ever e\i*ted between the families, and now \on know wliv my wife refuses Iter consent to our son's marriage with the daughter of !Cr ken rode." 'T cannot blame her," said Van Grote.— "Who would have thought that BerkenrocC, a soldier, a man of honor, could have been capa ble of such a rascally deed ?" "Ha! ha ! ha !" laughed Bronker, "and do vou really think it was the General who sent the poison ?" "Why, who else?'' "Myself, to be sure. The whole was mv contrivance, and it cost me three hundred guil ders in a present to my cook : hut I saved mv wife, and got rid of her troublesome lap-dog at the same time." "Do vou know Drunker, 1 think it was rather a shabby trick to leave Bet ken rode un der such an imputation: and now that your son's happiness depends upon your wife beitjg undeceived." "] am aware of all that, but to undeceive her now is not so easy as you think. How can I expect her to disbelieve a circumstance in which for the last twentv years she has put im plicit faith ?" He was interrupted by the entrance ofVrow Bronker ; her cheeks were flushed, and she was saluted by Van Grote rather stifHv. "What, not at the ball, Clotilda asked her husband. "No, I bad a bad headache," she replied, "and Maurice had promised to take charge of his sis tets. But 1 have cometo teil you that 1 have been thinking over his marriage with Mina Berkenrode, and altered my mind on that sub ject. In short, I shall withdraw my opposition to the natch." Ihe friends looked at each other in astonish ment. "By-.be-by," she continued, "here is a key round some time ago, ] think it must belom* to you. " , "H ell. Clotilda,' said her husband, utrivinc to hide his confusion as he took the key, "this IS good news about the marriage." "Supjiose you and your friend celebrate it by a supper. There is a herring-pie in the house, and you need not fear that it is poisoned." ">vie left the room. Bronker looked foolish, ; and Van Grote nibbed his hands, as he ev ■ claimed; "Caught in your own trap! lie W frn digs a pit for his enemy shall fair into it Himself." "Nevertheless," exclaimed Bronker, "I think I have got well out of mine." Shocking Accident. Five Frame Houses Destroyed—Two Lives Lost—Too of her persons Injured. Tiie Buffalo Courier, of the <)th oh.. <i avs; Ihe alarm o! fire yesterday forenoon, about I I o'clock, was caused by the explosion in a sma i frame bouse, occupied by a German, na med Geo. Schmidt, his w iff, and four children: and, before the flames could he subdued, five banie cottages vvere destroyed, attended with ' Schmidt 3t .sick, and cnoaged making fire-works for Mr. Mori is. He was sitting by the stove at work, and Louise, hisstep .'i.ifiobler, aged 1", WHS near him, aiding him. ( an one. aged 10, had just come in with some | wood, and had ;>m a stick in the stove. Chris tian, need two, was sitting in a rocking chair, near the stove ; and the fourth child, a"hoy a jhout five years, had gone |i, r a pail of water, file mother had left home earlv m the morti iog. I iis- was the position of the lamilv when the exph >ion took place. At the house we w> ie told fhat some ('tie living ju ih,. m i h j borfiood had frequently missed wood from bis . pile, and had placed a quantity of powder in a stick in tbe pile, with the view ul detectitic .he thief. J hat this family had been suspected vif carrying off wood. 1 lie slick containing the powder had been taken t.he previous evening, and hy some it was supposed that this was the piece which Caroline put into the stove. U it is true, a fearful re sponsibility f'lvfs upon the party, whoever h. is, arul a strict examination should he made to ascertain its correctness. Caroline, who was not so hadlv burned as the others, stnt.s that tlmre was a lighted candle on the table, which was used to seal up some of the fireworks, and 'bat a spark fell on them as thev lay on the ta ie, and caused the explosion. The father was burnt to a crisu. and . wh„., ..... ~4;.,.,. .u , fic.ri of the shoulders remained. The little hov. who was on the r eking chair, had his legs and leet burner) almost to a crisp, and his eves burned out. He presented an awful appear ance, and when we saw hiin last night, about o o'clock, was still alive, but could not survive many hours longer. The eldest daughter, Louise, was fearfully burned, the flesh pe> ling off Iter face, arms arid legs, and as slw lay upon her bed at the hospi tal, la-t evening, uttering such tnoarifiil cue, and those around her unable tp render Iter the slightest relief, it was one of the most painful and heart-rending seen's we have eve| witness ed. She could not survive till morning. The girl Caroline was badly hut not fatally burned: she will most likelv recover. I lie little hoy, George, escaped uninjured. T! e poor mother, u hen we saw her, was perfectly ii antic; ard as sh- went from one bed to another, on which lay her children, her wailing was more than we could bear, and we left the hospital. The chil dren, as soon as they were removed, weie taken to the hospital of the Si-tejs of Charity, and t heir sufferings relieved as much as possible. Political Thanks for the Day. He Thankful. Democrats Von have pre served your place as the pr don inant party ot the Croon—your friends will hold the stations of honor, trust and emolument, and you have made money in tile hazard of bets, which mo ney yon should give to tlm poor. Be Thankful, Free-S oilers ! Providence lias saved you Com yourselves—from the pernici ous effects of your own doctrines.. \uu u til not be called upon to dispute with each other as to who shall till o(!ic s, and w ill not be oblig ed to quarrel" like dogs over a bone, or over many bones. Re thankful that the slavery qw stion i< left to you Vet, and that you may make yourselves us happily miserable in the lu ture, as you have done in the past. Be Thankful, Know-A ofhinas ! Aon have been cursed with the most pusilanimous, tTTe most hypocritical, the most unstable, arid the most contemptible lenders which ever took part iri part'- politics - . They joined you "tor a pur pose." and they left you when that purpose was accomplished, and bad luck go with tlnm and th-ir chicanery. Be Thankful, loirs! The /our years'e leclion of President is over. Best until 18(50, and do not trouble yourselves about John and Jessie until the tu-xt war of humbug, froth and lolly, comes along in its course.—Ex change. Sudde.v Death. —On Monday an old lady named Rebecca Cox, residing near the foundry, in this place,died very suddenly while sitting at the breakfast-table. She was well and hear ty during Sunday, and occupied her usual seat at church, but late in the evening she com plained of a pain in her left side, in the region of the heart. A neighbor visited Tier on Mon day morning and while conversing with her, the deceased stated she experienced a fluttering at the heart, arid expired a moment afterward. She was nnmai i ied, we bdi've, and vvas pos sessed of the proper! V on which she resided.— Her age was about tilt v. It is presumed that her death vvas caused by disraSe of the heart.— Grcensb'.'rg Democrat. Freedom of Thai and Opinion. FRIDAY MORNING, IJEDI PA. JAN. 0, 1557. (Jjforal inheritance tax, 143.33! 22 o<ir| and railroad tolls, 2,000,01-5 60 Cap fines, 25 00 Tfon enrolment of laws, 9,26-5 00 Pfoums on charters* 13,056 -1! Tion loan*, 126,3.5.5 52 tufe-t on loans, 3.14 1 88 Sap of public property, 14.611 09 'i'ljon tonnage and passengers, 250,017 2-5 I-Teats, 380 OS Dijdends from bridge tolls, IT' '6 Aiued iritere- t, 1,173 59 C.juial records and Pennsylvania |phives, 387 27 Rejtided cash, 20,'.'87 57 Arfuity for right of way, 10,000 00 Fep of the public offices, 3.764 ;57 M (rellaneous, 2,77 1 !-5 $3,978,210 33 ialanre in the'J'reasury, Dcce.n latj 1, 1855 : Available, $1,215,097 3! Ls amount erroneously credi- hd in the SiTs tr*a-nrv to .pseph Young, late Treasurer a Northampton Co., in the i onth 01 November, 1805, 2,000 00 $1,213,007 31 Dei nrciated fund a in the Treasury U Available, -11,032 00 \ 1,284,720 31 $6,662,900 64 p: :|t" payments at the State i reasory, Public Improvements. $1,943,896 82

Kxpejo-es of Government, 318,219 33 M htiiieypHi.se-. -1,311 54 Pennsylvania voiunteers, in the late war with Mexico, 190 00 Pensions and gratuities, 11,898 3-1 Charitable institut on-, OS.2GS 20 Society, 270 00 Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society. 2,003 11 Common Schools. 199,715 00 Commissioners of the s.nking fund, • 35,317 00 Loans, ',*27,821 4 7 Interest on loans, 2,017,9-7-7 SO Guaranteed interest, 23,017 17 Domestic creditors, 101 6-3 Damage on the public works, 52,281 2) Old clams on the main line of ' the pnhlie works, examined by Die Hoard of Commission er-, and paid under the act of . May 22, 1856. i::0,.712 00 Special Commissioners, 109 00 State Library, 4,043 00 Public buildings and grounds, 12.0 M 91 Mouses o! Refuge, 1-7.000 00 Penitentiaries, 38.902 00 F-clu at-, 393 3S Colonial records and Pennsylvania archives. 6.777 00 Amendments of the Constitution, i;jo .70 Geographical -urvey. 6.090 00 Abatement of State tax, 62,92.7 60 .Mi rcautile Appraiser-, 574 89 Counsel fees and commissions, 6,021 ."6 Miscellatieou-, 14,618 77 $5,377,1 12 22 Balance in the State Treasury, Nov. 30, 18.70. available. 1,244,79.7 42 Depreciated funds in the Treasury, unavailable, 41.032 00 1,285.827 42 $6,062,960 64 EfiiisLsKg: Aroitini 9 i'litf Tree*. We aii- |i!i r.sed lo see that so manv publish ers of papers aie now recomiriendini: the | rai tice which we havt- advocated iur stiim* years past, to guani fruit tfes from mice ill winter. One minute a tree \\ ill he time enough to he spent in protecting; orchard* through the winter s'rom the ravages of fieid mice. Anv common laborer on a farm is competent to the task of f>anking around fruit tm-s. It tin v were mul ched last spring the mulching nerii not be re moved. Take a spade atid hurv it and con tinue on until the bank around each tree is made ten or twelve inches high. This will drive the mice away to seek better (piasters, unless vour trees happen to stand near an old wail, where tr ice do congregate. In such a case the bank should be made highet. This hanking serves another purpose in addi tion to u mice rnnr<i —it keeps the tree-upright, and saves the cost of stakes and the injury which withes are likelv to iiiui.ct when the tree is tied to them. This hank should he leveled in the Spring, yet not so as to make a didi lor water to stand in around the tiee. No kind of tree should stand in water for a single minute after a shower is over.— .Mass. Ploughman. (HP"A Fremont clergyman met a Democrat on the sidewalk, and said to him, "Brother ran you account for this remarkable result in favor of Buchanan, after all we have done?"— "Yes," said the Democrat, "Buchanan men trust in the Lord, while the Fretuotiters relied oa the clergy.'-" j Finances of fhe Slatr. Terence to the table published below, it will j bephat the finances of the Commonwealth are ! inpt healthy condition. 'The leceints from the j PiiVorks alone amount, during the fiscal v ear, to i $2,000,000: this is a'highly encourageing stij things. nary ot the receipt- of the State Treasury, j frqe 1-t day of December, 185-5, to the .'iOth day j of timber, 18.56, both days inclusive: i.:< ' $ 24,293 71 ' A tp commissions, 20,772 <SO j A ill duties, <5-1 ,430 4-5 j T <| Rank dividends. 266,181 36 i 7'i| corporation stocks, "4-53,0il 07 'Til real and personal estate, 1,68-, 08-5 -.'l I 't iji licenses, ]7O. G-19 93 i ii'.irs' licenses, ICO,-57.5 -id | Sue licenses, t.l-lls.t^fj iW 1-reuses, 2,2-13'91 BITS' license-, 3,3-51 00 ; Tlfe. Circus and Menagerie Ues, 3.017 82 Dili-ry and brewery liceness. 3,130 86 liijd room, bow ling saloon, 8.C., foe-. 1,660 54 fi.it house, beer hou-e and restau- licenses, 12,376 22 j faf medicine licenses, 2-986 05 Pahlet laws, 820 24 Dip tax. " 10,001 t!0 Uijs' tax, 4,036 38 •Tifn insurance agencies, 7,(160 00 Taji'i writs, wills, deeds, kc., 8.038 t>B Tain cer'airi offices, 1 1,4-5-5 8-5 A Si;!* DAY Si UOOL AAMVERSAUI IV CHESTER, PA. On Sunday last the anniversary of the Stinday Schools con iter led with the church ofthe i!<dy 1 un ity (Tptscopal) took place in this Borough, and diew logether a crowded congregation. Last year De features of ibis festival occasion were so novel and appropriate, that we gave a minute account oi tne whole service, and we have been urged to d< so a gaiti this year. We comply with great pleasure be cause we think a column of our paper cannot be bet ter appropriated. 1 lie scene was truly an inspiring one—such as seldom comes belore us in so altiac tive a form. 'The gathering together of large bodies of children and having them- engage in religious ex ercises with that earnestness and sincerity which characterizes them, is always lull ot intere-t. Sun day School annivei-aries aie generally established upon the idea of v">g to the children. Book- and rffly r fre-ents are given to tbe'hn as rewards tor dili g("Viee in studying lessons, and sometimes a. least is prepared tor the little folks. The zealous and inde fatigable Rector of the Kp.-copal church in this place has reversed this whole matter in his -ciioois. He brings the children together once a year, not to give them, hut to enable them to give tneir offerings galhered together during the year lor benevolent ob |ect- connected with sending the go-pel of the Ba vioiir into all lands, i hey are taught to deny them selves -o a- to do good, and to accomplish this end in a systematic way. the school- are divided into c!u-.-es, and every Bumiav nioniiug the teacher re ceives the contributions of his or her class, v. Inch is ruefully laid away until the year ha> ended, when comes tne anniversary, a day that a!: look forvvaiff 'o with great plea-tire. J his is the second that h.t been field on this principle. Tbe children contribu ted $175 last year, and this year the.r contributions amount to the larger sum of 211,55! i his amount i- obtained mainly by the steady dropping in oi a few pennies every week, and it ha- surprised pa-tor, teachers anil children on both occasions, in the re sults it has produced. The whole service was a very happv one. The children sang in fuh chorus the hv>i'us prepared for them, and admirably well too. The designs which we shall briefly describe were exceedingly chaste and beautitul, and as ' hey were taken up to the chancel with the contributions, excited general admiration. 'The sermon ot lhe Rev. .Mr."Newton or- this occasion was an excellent one, founded on the widow's two mites, and he used it to guard the young people fiorn giving improperly an t with a wrong motive. But we must go on to describe the various beautitul de-ign-, with their texts of scripture and stanzas'of appropriate poetry contained on the back ofthe envelope enclosing the mis-ioiiarv offering : !!'/>/. Xr it-ton's Clan. —This class was composed ol th- infant school. Its design was a basket ol dowers tastefully arranged, with the following text of scripture as a motto, ant) the stanza of poetry an nexed. •'He shall gather the Lambs with His arm. and carry t'nem in His bosom." "Youth when devoted to the Lord, Is pleasing in Hi- eyes, A Rower, when offered in the bud, Is no \airi sacrifice." Contribution —$11. The Karutsl H'oiTc—The design was a mina ture garden, enclosed with a fence, having an arch ed gate-way and laid out in beds and alleys or walks with flowers, nioss and sprigs ol evergreen. Iwo •-• ' ■ - emblematic Ol work wh'on he began, in the service of the house ol (jot!—he did it with ail his heart, and prospered."— 2. Chron. x.\*xi. 21. "Of all (he springs of human bliss, Thtv little soTght or under-tood, The pure-t and the_be-t. is this— The Tttxitr-y of t/nhtg goon ' Oh! may we all Us iullness prove. Moved bv the Saviour's dying love." Contribution s2l. .Tola William's rtas*. The design was a platform of mo-s ori which was laid a large sea 'hell surround ed by smaller on-s. The missionary, .lohn Williams, went early to islands of the southern Ocean, where he (ell a victim to the tury of the inhabitants.— 'I liese sea -hells are gathered in gieat abundance in •the locality where he suffered martyrdom, and were therefore appropriate. "The abundance of the sea shall be converted unto Thee!" "WalSj waft ye winds his stoiy, /you ye waters, roll. Ice a -en of glory, reads from poll to poll, er our ransomed nature, i "The lamb lor sinners slain; Redeenu-r, King, Creator, l:i bliss returns to reign."' Contribution—s2l The Cheerful Gin.a De-igfl, uci'cuiai ba —rel;e| iii pia-ter ol ( hn-t blessing little children, surround ed by a wreath of box. "Freely ye have received ; freely give." Dear Saviour, who did-'t bles- the mite, The widow gave, of old ; In tender mercy and in love, Our offering now he-bold. Contribution—sls. The Smitten Roe/. . —The class bearing this name bad a design in every way beautiful and appropriate, it was a small rork or stone prepared with a verv perfect representation of water pouring out of it, and lulling into a rocky basin below. The water was h presented by glass in a very perfect manner in deed '•They drank of that Spiritual Rock that followed them, and that rork was Christ. 1 ' ••Hark! from The Cleft Rock the waters are gush ing. And lrcefy the life giving stream is supplied ; And on thro' the nations the full stream is rush ing, And all may partake; for the Saviour has died." Contribution—Si" •"><) The Bishop I'eitrr Ciiss. —The design was a pure white marble cro-s on a beautiful copy of the Bible, bound in velvet, and round the cross was twined a wreath of box. '•lio ye therefore, and 'each all nation--, baptizing them in the name al the Father, and ol the Son, and ol the Holy Ghost,—and 10, 1 ain with you always ever, unto the end of the world." '•Convert the tuitions ; far and liigh, The triumph of the Cross rerord; The name of Jesus glorify, Till every people call him Lord." Conti il> nt ion— $ 1.1. The John B. C ','rmson Class. —Design, a Cornuco pia pouring out natural Bowers, several of them be ing Japonicas, and also the liberal contribution rioted below , was in the month of this design in gold. "The first of the first fruits of the land, Thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord tfy God." Jrstis seated now in glorv, Do not thou our gilts disown ; While we bring them now before Thee, Oil! receive them for Thine own. May the first-fruits Of our hearts be Thine alone! Cont 11 but ion—o7. The Li/fle l)ew- Drn/ts. —The cla>s bearing this rip rue bad tor a design a basket of evergreens, on which the dew drop- were glittering, as il gathered Iresh from the morning. '•My -pooch shall be as the dew." "1 will be as the dew unto Isaaei." "Thee, on thv power's triumphant da} - , Thy willing people shall obey; And, when thy rising beams they view, Fhait al!—redeemed from error's night, Appear more numberless and bright TEHiWS, $3 PER YEAR. VOL XXV. NO. 19. Than crystal drops of morning dew." Contribution—s-1. The Little Gleaner*-.— Design, a liltlegleuner with various gra-se- and wheat heads. Ihe little "leaner had Ji> her apron not only grass heads, but some ot the varieties bore bright guhl tluUat >■' Before the figure of the gleaner, was a basket tilled with the Iruttsot her labor, sortie ot those lvuils being also gold dollurs. "She came late into the field. So she gleaned un til even, and beat out what she had gleaned. ' Let those who sow in sadness, wait Till the fair harvest come ; They shall confess their sheaves are great, .And shout the blessing home !" Contribution—s23 37. The Little Built/een. —Design, a small square, en closed with evergreens, in the centie ol which was a bird building a nest, tti another place a btauch ot coral, in another, a Louey totini^i. J in another an ant bill. ••There be four things t little upon the earth ; hut they are exceeding wTse." "Thro' the air—on earth—in ocean Toiling—toiling—still ye live, Oh! may we, with like devotion. All our powers to Jesus give." The Lin fin /for/.—The design of this class was a pnrelv white pigeon handsomely prepared in a pa/gi tion with wing-outspread, ready lor tiight. It bore in its beak the (Live Irianc'i ot Peace, and an envel ope suspended to its tteck by a blue ribbon, in which was contained theofTeiing. v "And the dove came unto bim ; and 10, in her month, was an Olive leaf plucked off." ••The Olive branch of peace go bear Across tie- tumbled main; Atid may Jehovah's spotless dove, Awaken the Redeemers love in hearts o'erwketmed tit sin and fear, And foul with many a stain." Contribution—$21. The Hi shop Chat' Cl ass. —Design, an evergreen tree in which was a Robin's nest with a Lobin sit ti!;u near it. This was ari allusion to the name giv en by Bishop Chace to his residence and the place w here he founded and built Jubilee College in the State oi Illinois. This design was exceedingly ap p.opriate. '•And Abram called the name of that place .leho vah-Tireh." '•Beneath each trouble in his people s lot, Beneath each danger that besets His cause, Cod reaches lorth his sovereign hand, and writes Fear not. the cause is mine, i will provide." Contribution —$24. The Stan.-inn! Bearer*. — Design, a boy bearing a standard, with the follow ing text irom the Bible. •'Jei.oi.ah Nissi. The Lord is my Banner I Now be trie Go-pel Banner, (n every land unfurled, Now be the shout IJo-anna. lie-echoed lhro ? the world, Till every isle and nation, Till every clime and tongue, Repeat the great -alvation. And join the glorious song." ® - Contribtirm-TTso. These were all the offerings of thp Sunday School proper. After they were h&nded in, several -mall designs and contributions were sent lip to Mr. New ton by the rt r,/little foil*, which we enumerate. Li. n.K Ni VILLI'S Om-IKUINO, a lamb with an acorn rup us a basket hung to its neck by a blue ribbon, m [ which were Jour gold dollars! I TV nrewr nrr,, *-tn> • Uttrr-• >—-■ a L arm iml rai - LITTLE LUPIN"SOVE-ERINO, a cherub bearing on its head a starry crown, in which was a tint dollar and a half gold )i-'cc. . SCSIE'S Oi'FLRIXRT.—An envelope containing four dollars. "The mite my willing hands can give, At Jesus t'eet 1 iay; Grace will the humblest gift receive Abounding grace repay." LITTLE GKKTY'S OEKERIKC. —A tiny basket con tainiiig one dollar and nineteen cents. JESSIE ANO WILLIE'S OETEKINCS in a very little basket one dollar. "The absent lambs lorgot not the fold they loved so well," was the inotto. The little children sending this contribution are now in New Mexico, their lather being an officer of the army. "The OFFERING of three littie children," was con tained in a .-mall box in a basket, and amounted to one dollar and twenty-five cents. .Testis Saviour, son of God, Who for n-life's pathway trod, Who for lis became a child, Holy, humble, meek and mild, We thy lift!** lamb- would be. Teach us Lard to follow Thee, Samuel was thy child of old, 'fake us now within thy fold." A \AMKI.K-S OFFERING. —Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth." '•God knows the giver. May he bless the gift." Contribution—slU. And thus ended a happy day to all who participated in it. We doubt not that the voices ot the children, as they joined, in sing.tig their inspiring hymns, will not soon be forgotten by those who 'heard them.—• Very likely the scene, vith all its attending circum stances, will be r rnembcied not only here in the future, but beyond the "stormy bank" of the river they sang ol so sweetjy. A Thrilling and Singular Death Scene. Judge Ijture o/A'ew Orittms. The New Orleans Picayune give the follow ing affecting particulars of the death of the Hon. J. Laure, on the Ifith inst. Judge Laure was a native of New Jersey, but had resided in New .Orleans for over twen ty yea:s. Me was a printer by trade, and at one time editor of"a .New Orleans journal. He subsequently studied law, became a most emi nent member of the Louisiana bar, ar.d held for some time the otiice of Judge of the First Dis trict Court. New Orleans. The manner of his death was awfully sadden. His wife had been indisposed, and he remained home to keep her company. He lay on a low sofa quite well and uncommonly cheeifid. She reclined along the floor, leaning on his shoulder, his arm about Iter—the child on the sofa, playing with its lather. Sud.b n!v the little girl asked abruptly. "Papa, what makes your eyes roll so?" and with a convulsive stretch, he said to his wife, •uMv darling, I am dying." Not unused to spasms of illness she answered, "Don't dear— don't frighten me so."' "I tell you," replied he, with great emphasis, "I am dying." She started to get restoratives; he said "No, no." She rushed to the window, tailing for servants, "A doctor, a doctor:" and turning saw his face dis torted and his hands clenched. His only words were, "No, no!" let me die in peace!" when Ins lace recovered, a smiling expression, his limbs relaxed, and be breathed but two or three times again. The shrieks ol his wife and child alarmed the bouse and the neighborhood ; but alt efforts of resuscitation tailed. From fulness of life to torpid death the interval was scarce I*ool five minutes. • a d lor <s" Co.