Page images
PDF
EPUB

Children's Corner.

WHAT SOME VIOLETS Said.-"0) dear! O dear! I Minnie did not once take her eyes from her moth: 1 wish it would n't rain,” said Minnie, for the twentieth er's face till she ceased speaking. time. She had climbed up into a chair, and was Then she said, I am glad God made it rain for the frowning at the rain-drops, as they chased each other flowers; but I did not think about that.” past the window. The drops did not care for her

" GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF Baby."-Death came frowns or words, but only kept on their merry race as

for a fair, little one. before; for they had something to do besides frelting.

He struggled with pain, and Each had a mission of its own; some were on the way

then grow still. He noticed little that passed around to fill the brooks and springs, that they might go

him, and his lisping voice seemed hushed forever. At laughing over the stones all summer. Others would

Jength, opening his large eyes for the last time, and be sipped by thousands of little grass-blades. But probably receiving no light, he said, in the sweetest

cadence: Minnie did not care for the brooks or grasses just

Good-night, mother!" now; she only wanted the ride promised her, if the day were fine, and so clouds had chased the sunshine

Once more-when pulsation had ceased, and it all away from her brown eyes.

would seem as if the pure spirit were gone-there Minnie, do you know that the grass in your little

was a faint murmur, scarcely stirring the white lips:

“Mother! mother! good-night!" garden and in the meadows is drinking up all these

Will not their next greeting be, the "good-morntiny rain-drops!" said a low, sweet voice. “ Then I wish they'd get through drinking. They

" of heaven?

ing" have been drinking all the morning," said the child. “ BABY, Come Forth.”—A very young child was

“ They will when they have had enough,” said her taken to the funeral obsequies of a neighboring child. mother. “ But come here and look at my violets. Ile had never seen the work of death, and looked They have something to say to you."

long and earnestly at the beautiful infant, lying, like Minnie jumped down from the chair, and walked polished marble, in its dark coffin. At bis return, his slowly toward her mother's couch.

mother placed him by the window, that he might see Upon a small stand, in a delicate china vase, were the procession pass. He regarded it with fixed attensome sweet spring violets, brought by the loving hand tion. At length he turned to his mother, his face of one who knew how flowers " whispered hope" to beaming with animation, and said: an invalid.

0, how beautiful it will be when the Savior says, “Shall I tell you what the violets have been saying Baby, come forth.'" to me while your little voice murmured—0 dear! 0 It is probable, that in those readings of Seriptura dear!"

that accompanied the devotions of a pious household, The brown eyes grew dark with wonder, as the he had listened to the recital of the Redeemer calling child said

Lazarus from the grave, and had thus made a happy “ Violets can not speak.”

application of the sublime doctrine of the resurrecNot aloud. Not so that you can hear," and the tion. Who can say how early the minds of our little mother smiled to see her child bend close to the flow

ones may gather the dew-drops of divine truth, and ers and listen.

be made wise unto salvation? No, my darling, you can hear nothing; but look

The BOY AND THE Echo.—A boy walking through at their blue eyes; take one and smell of it, while I

a wood, happened to bark like a dog, an accomplishtell you what, if they had a voice like yours, they would say.

ment which he had taken pains to acquire, and was

surprised to hear an answer in his ow.n tones. Gladly the little child obeyed, and nestling close to

“ Doggy! doggy!” said he, and there was a quick her mother, listened with a smile.

reply of “doggy, doggy." “Ilark! sister, bow softly and pleasantly the rain

“Who are you?" called the boy. drops fall. Those younger sisters of ours will look

“Who are you?” was the response. To the clear up with eyes wide open to-morrow.

The crocuses,

voice of the questioner, he replied: too, our neighbors, will be all out calling with their spring hats. There is to be a wedding. Miss Lilly

" Why, George Thompson!” and this was repeated Crocus, in white, of course, and her cousins in blue

more than once, in such a mocking manner that he and pink. There is some hope that the May Flowers

grew angry, and exclaimed:

" What a fool you are!" The echo respondel: will be there; but that wi depend on the weather.

" What a fool you are!” The little fellow ran bome All the Grasses will come, of course, for they never wait for invitations, nor mind the weather one bit. It

in a pet, telling his father bow a boy had mocked and

abused him in the woods. His father then explained was kind in the Flower King to send his servants the

the principle of the echo. Will our young readers drops to-day to prepare for the wedding. There will

ask their parents what an echo is? be a splendid festival.”

“ To-morrow he will send the sunbeams to give a PLEASE LET ME PRAY FOR WILLIE.-Two little ones grand illumination.”

in the same neighborhood, a boy and a girl, had been

permitted often to meet, and play together. In fine where his father sat reading his Church paper, and weather they rambled in the garden, and at other rushing into the room, exclaimed, “Papa, I want my times built houses with blocks, or looked at the pic- top; spin my top now.” “0, but, my son,” said his tures in books, being too young to read. They were father, laying his paper across his knee, “this is Sunalways happy together, and their voices to each other day, we must n't spin tops on Sunday.” “0, well,” were sweet as those of turtle-doves.

said Willie, “I'll take it away, then," and seizing Suddenly, the boy sickened, and died. The little upon the paper he carried it off to a corner table, girl was told that her companion was dead; but hav- bringing back the Daily Gazette, which he placed ing never seen death, the word had, to her ear, an im upon

his father's knee, saying, with an air of triumph, perfect import. She was led to his house, where he “ There, now it is n't Sunday, spin my top.”

We still lay upon his little bed. Paleness, and silence, thought it very smart in

little fellow just two years and the sadness of those around, fell like ice upon her and eight months old.

F. M. R. spirit. Ten or twelve persons were in the room, but not regarding them, she said to her mother with a

CAKE SOMETIMES.—Little Mary, whose parents were tremulous voice:

poor and the family in consequence deprived of the “ Please let me pray for poor Willie.”

luxuries of life, was being taught by her mother "the Kneeling by his side, and raising her swect face Lord's prayer," when upon one occasion, afterrepeatheavenward, with clasped hands, she repeated the ing the potition, “Give us this day our daily bread," Lord's prayer. And as the subdued light through looked up innocently to the face of her mother and the curtained window fell upon that beautiful, up

asked the following question, so full of childish innolifted brow, so marked with pity and piety, and the

cence, “Mother, why do n't you ask the Lord for cake,

[ocr errors]

S. T. K. earnest, bird-like tones supplicated “our Father who sometimes, and not always" bread?!” art in heaven,” it seemed as though melody could

How WILL GOD Lift Me Up?- My little brother never be forgotten, and that hovering angels loved Floyd had a summer squash one day, and while the child.

amusing himself with it, looked up and said, “When IT IS N'T SONday Now.-We were much amused the I die, I will give God this squash." I then asked other day, at the attempt which our little boy made, him, “ Floyd, how will you get up to heaven?” “0, to set aside Sunday for his own convenience. The I do n't know,” replied he; “won't the Lord come previous Saturday evening his father brought him after me?" For a few minutes he was silent, then home a humming top, and of course he went to bed looking up, said, “Ma, has God got hands?” She and rose again with his thoughts full of it; accord said she guessed not. Well then," said he, “how ingly, on Sunday morning he descended to the parlor, will he lift me up to heaven?"

L. 0. M.

w x y s ide Gleanings.

TRAFFICKING IN MENTAL COMMODITIES.-The lato | passing a few light moments with a dear, innocent child novelist, G. P. R. James, has embodied not a little

how much of bright and pure do we carry away in sensa

tion!-how much of deep and high may we gain in thought! sound and practical philosophy in the following

0, no! it is no indifferent thing with whom we converse if paragraph. It will afford some useful hints to our

ideas be the riches of the spirit. readers:

FASHIONABLE FRIENDS.–Too many of our readers Let no one venture to think even a brief hour's conversa

know how sadly true is this portraiture. Good Lord, tion with another man of strong mind can be a matter of

deliver us from “ fashionable friends:" mere indifference-indeed, I know not that it ever is so with any one, wise or foolish, ugly or pretty, good or bad. We are The hardest trial of those who fall from amuence and all nothing but traders in this world, mere hucksters, travol. honor to poverty and obscurity is the discovery that the ating pack-men, with a stock continually changing, increasing, tachment of so many in whom they confided was a pretense, diminishing. We go forth into the world carrying a little a mask to gain their own ends, or was a miserable shallowwallet of ideas and feelings, and with every one to whom we ness. Sometimes, doubtless, it is with regret that these speak for a moment, we are trafficking in those commodities. frivolous followers of the world desert those upon whom they If we meet with a man of wisdom and of virtuo, sometimes have fawned; but they soon forget them. Flies leave the he is liberal, and supplies us largely with high and noblo kitchen when the dishes are empty. The parasites that thoughts, receiving only in return sweet feelings of inward cluster about the favorite of fortune to gather his gifts and satisfaction; sometimes, on the other hand, he will only climb by his aid, linger with the sunshine, but scatter at the trade upon equal terms, and if we can not give wisdom for approach of a storm, as the leaves cling to the tree in sumwisdom, shuts up his churlish shop and will deal with us no mer weather, but drop off at the breath of winter, and leave more. If we go to a bad man we are almost sure to be it naked to the stinging blast. Liko ravens settled down for cheated in our traffic, to get evil or useless ware, and often a banquet, and suddenly scared by a noise, how quickly, at those corrupted things which, once admitted to our stock, the first sound of calamity, these superficial earthlings are spread the mold and mildew to all around. Often, often, too, specks on the horizon! in our commerce with others do we pay for the poisons which But a true friend sits in the center, and is for all times. we buy as antidotes, all that we possess of good, both in foel Our need only reveals him more fully, and binds him more ing and idea. But when we sit down by beauty, and gentle closely to us. Thero are more examples of unadulterated ness, and virtue, what a world of sweet images do we gain affection, more deeds of silent love and magnanimity than is for the little that we can give in exchangel Ay, and oven in usually supposed. Our misfortunes bring to our sido real

VOL. XX.-18

friends, before anknown. Benevolent impulses, where we in the shade. But the strength of my arm decays, and my should not expect them, in modest privacy, enact many a feet fail me in the chase. The hand which fought for your scene of beautiful wonder amid plaudits of angels.

liberties is now open for your relief. In my youth I bled in

battle that you might have independence; let not my heart MESNERISM.—This modern pretended science is thus

in my old age bleed for want of

your commiseration. spoken of in one of Brougbam's Irish Entertainments:

WONDERS OF CHEMISTRY.–Science is full of wonMesmerism is a magnificent and imposing hypothesis, rest.

ders, but chemistry is the science of wonders. The ing on a mighty small fact-a diminutive spark, evolving a

following from Lyon Playfair will awake curiosity: volume of smoke--a tiny drop of reality, diluted by an ocean The horseshoe nails dropped in the streets during the of bumbug-a morsel of soponaceous froth, expanded by the daily traffic reappear in the form of swords and goos. The breath of quackery into an enormous bubble-a vast philo. clippings of the traveling tinker are mixed with the parings sophical and intangible column, built up of suppositions, and of horses' hoofs from the smithy, or the cast-off woolen garbased on an infinitesimal atom of truth. Mesmerism, ety- ments of the poorest inhabitants of a sister isle, and soon mologically defined, is an Anglo-German compound, derived afterward, in the form of dyes of brightest blue, grace the from mess, a botch or blunder, and merryism, which is dress of courtly dames. The main ingredient of the ink synonymous with the common English word fun, so that the with which I now write was possibly once part of the broken actual signification of the term is a funny mess.

hoop of an old beer-barrel. The bones of dead animals yield ENJOYING MISERABLE WEATHER.—This “city item"

the chief constituent of lucifer-matches. The dregs of port

wine, carefully rejected by the port wine drinker in decant. from the Tribune is worth reprinting for the happy ing his favorite beverage, are taken by him in the morning quotation with which it closes:

in the form of seidlitz powders to remove the effects of his

debauch. The offal of the streets and the washings of coal We enjoyed most miserable weather yesterday. The wind was cold and searching, and the dust flew in unbroken clouds

gas reappear, carefully preserved in the lady's smelling-bot.

tle, or are used by her to flavor blanc-manges for her friends. in all directions, so that sometimes people could not see across the street, and drivers of vehicles were obliged to stop their CARLYLE ON JACOB GRUBER.-The New York Chrisinvisible teams to prevent serious collisions. The street com

tian Advocate in noticing the Life of the Rev. Jacob missioner hag not been heard from, and his best friends begin to despair of his exhumation till Layard comes this

Gruber, by Dr. Strickland, a very interesting biograway. During the afternoon and evening there were symp

phy of a very peculiar but good and useful man, toms of rain, but none came, and the busy throng of metro

says: We should like to hear Carlyle describe him. politan moles still gasped, and groaned, and suffocated as It would perhaps be in this way: they toiled along their underground passago to business or

A man every inch of him, without any trappings; born homeward. O, the dust! We can scarcely think that the

February 3, 1778, or thereabout. No sham! Good, robust wicked Egyptians were more desperately plagued when their

vitals in that hardy frame, and a strong, earnest conl, not dnst was turned into lice, for living creatures would die, and there an end; but our dust is eternal, it is an entity in most

given to spin metaphysic cobwebs. He will have nothing of

Theodicy. Ho do n't question the ways of God-not he. He absurd quantity; it is native, and to the manor born; it is

is rough, and hath strange whiffs, and whims, and accidental the sacred hoar-frost of ages, the substratuin of an earlier

moodinesses, and is somewhat explosive at times, but won. formation, which it is death to displace; like the sacred bird

derfully good-humored for a bear, and he can be kicked as of Egypt it has the monopoly of the streets, it makes our

well as kick, for he is no bundle of fine perceptions enveloped heads its perch, and our houses its abiding-place; it is a part in a thin skin, but a very whirlwind encompassing a great of our peculiar institutions with which no man may inter- human fact. There was a blending of the supernatural with foro. The Scripture, sacred and profane, is fulfilled; we have

him; he was a king after his sort, a man of originality and returned to dust, and, eren like the old serpent, against our

veracity, and now dwells above the stars. Plain old Jacob, stomachs do we eat thereof. O, the dust!

without any unmeaning nomenclature; born into a rolling “Of comfort no man speak;

contury, hail to thee through the dim shadows of a pasteLet's talk of graves, of worme, of epitaphs;

board generation!
Make dust our paper, and with rainy eyes
Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth."

THE UTTERANCES OF NATURE. The mind that has LESSON FROM THE LIFE OF SAVAGE.-Dr. Johnson

been attentive to the voice of nature, and the heart concludes his life of the brilliant but unfortunate

that has felt the power of her utterances, will reSavage with this remark:

spond to this beautiful passage from Whittier: This biography will not be wholly without its use if thoso

There is a religion in every thing around us, a calm and who, in confidence of superior capacities or attainments, dis

holy religion in the unbreathing things of nature, which regard the common maxims of life, shall be reminded that

man would do well to imitate. It is a meek and blessed in. nothing will supply the want of prudence, and that negli-fluence, stealing, as it were, unawares upon the heart. It gence and irregularity, long.continued, will make knowledge

comes—it has no terror, no gloom in its approaches. It has useless, wit ridiculous, and genius contemptible.

not to rouse up the passions; it is untram meled, unled by the

creeds, and unshadowed by the superstitions of man. It is UNTCTCRED ELOQUENCE.--A Catawba warrior, in fresh from the hands of the Author, and glowing from the 1812, named Peter Ilarris, made known his wants to immediate presence of the Great Spirit which perrades and the Legislature of South Carolina in the following quickens it. It is written on the arched sky. It looks out language:

from every star. It is among the hills and valleys of the

earth, where the shrubless mountain-top pierces the thin I am one of the lingering survivors of an almost extin

atmosphere of eternal winter, or where the mighty forest guished race. Our graves will soon be our only habitation.

fluctuates before the strong winds with its dark wares of I am one of the few stalks that still remain in the field where

green foliage. It is spread out like a legible language upon the tempest of revolution passed. I have fought against the the broad face of the unsleeping ocean. It is the poetry of British for your sake. The British havo disappeared, and heaven. It is this that uplifts the spirit within ns till it is you are free, yet from me have the British taken nothing, tall enough to overlook the shadows of our place of probanor have I gained any thing by their defeat. I pursued the tion, which breaks link after link the chain which binds us deer for subsistence-the deer are disappearing; I must to mortality, and which opens to imagination a world of starve. God ordained me for the forest, and my ambition is spiritual beauty and holiness.

commerce.

Items, Literary, Scientific, and Religious. ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA IN 1860.—The year just | five other ports of entry, the returns from which are closing has been remarkable for the numerous meteors

not before us. The production of the above-named and storms which have been witnessed in all parts of articles of export is rapidly increasing. our own country and in several foreign lands. From

PALM-KERNELS.-Palm-kernels are a new article of the middle of May to the middle of October, almost

Tho palm fruit grows like a peach, or a every week's papers contained narratives of terrific plum, having a pulp, from which the common palmtornadoes by land or fearful gales on the sea, and of

oil is extracted, and a stone, like a peach-stone, which hurricanes which swept long tracts of territory, prog- has formerly been of no value. It is now found that trating trees, carrying off fences, unroofing houses, the kernel, or “meat," inside of the stone, yields & and in some cases destroying life. One of the most superior oil. No less than 775 bushels of this new destructive of these visited Cincinnati and vicinity on

article were exported from the single port of Monrothe afternoon of May 21st. It was accompanied with

via last year. lightning and thunder, and followed by torrents of

MAKING FILES.-We condense the following from rain. Though its force was spent in a few minutes,

the description of an eye-witness: The recutting old the damage done can scarcely be estimated. The ex

files differs in no essential particular from their mantent of the hurricane is perhaps greater than ever be

ufacture. The first operation is to draw out those fore known. Where it began and ended is difficult to

that are broken, to the proper length. They are then Bay; but its breadth was on the Ohio river from as low down as Evansville, Indiana, to Portsmouth, placed in an annealing furnace, where the temper is

taken out, rendering the steel soft; if crooked, they Ohio. On June 3d, another violent tornado swept over

are straightened by an operation called smithing. portions of Iowa and Illinois, traveling over an ex

They are next ground down smooth, and receive the tent of about ninety miles in the former and seventy

teeth which constitute the file. These are put on by in the latter state. At Camanche, Iowa, the storm

hand with hard steel chisels, ground down to the finewas the most destructive. Nearly the whole village

ness required in the file. It requires years of pracwas demolished, and many lives lost. Scarcely had

tice to render a workman proficient in this part of the the reports of these storms been published, before the

business. The files, instead of being cut by machinery, papers contained an account of a singular hot wind,

are cut hy hand. The blows of the men at work cutting or sirocco, in Kansas. Then we hear of a violent

files fall almost as rapidly as those of a shoemaker etorm in Mississippi and on the Gulf. In all of the pounding solo leather, so expert do they become. And central and western states and in Canada frequent yet the cuts are made exactly parallel, and aro spaced storms have occurred, with more lightning than usual;

with accuracy. A person must be apprenticed at the and in some parts of the country extensive floods

business when a boy and serve seven years faithfully have been experienced. To compensate for this ex

before he can be a good workman at cutting files. Incess of rain, rast districts have suffered from drought.

ventors have been at work for the last thirty years In many of the southern states and in some of the states endeavoring to cut files by machinery, but thus far and territories west of the Mississippi scarcely a drop

no one has succeeded. All machines fail of giving of rain has been known for several months; so that the

the proper angle to the teeth. After cutting, the files crops are parched up and the hopes of the husbandman

are tempered, cooled in salt water, scoured, and placed cut off. With all these disturbances in the lower atmos

in lime water twenty-four hours to eat out the salt. phere, in the higher regions numerous aerolites have

After being placed in oil while hot to prevent rust, been seen-some falling in this state, and others fur

and having the temper drawn from the handles, the ther to the east. The northern lights have been often

files are ready for use. seen, and sudden changes of temperature felt. The meteorological history of this year will hereafter be THE LARGEST PRINTING-PRESS IN THE WORLD.--At regarded with great interest.

the printing-house of the Appletons, in New York, is

a press for Webster's Spelling-Book, which prints THE COOLIE TRADE.- Since 1847 no legs than

both sides at once. As this is the only press of its 48,000 coolies have been landed in the single port of

kind in existence, so Webster's “Speller" is the only Ilavana.

book requiring a press so rapid, and one on which a NUMBER OF GERMANS IN THE UNITED STATES.-The single book is being printed without interruption number of Germans in the United States is estimated from January to December. The sale of Webster's at 7,500,000.

"Speller" amounts to more than one million per anCOMMERCE OF LIBERIA.-The custom-house returns

num, and more have been sold than there are people

in the United States. for Monrovia for the year 1859 give the following results: Exports, $190,369.22; imports, $143,858; ex- WHAT CAN BE DONE BY THE BLIND.-During the cess of exports over imports, $46,515.22. The main year 1859 there were made by the blind, at the instiarticles of export were palm-oil, camwood, ivory, tution in Philadelphia, 41,942 brushes, of various sugar, molasses, palm-kernels, and coffee. Thero are kinds, the total value of which was $6,618.42; 26,050

brooms, valued at $7,813.50; 757 yards of carpet, the empire. The Koran enjoins death as the penalty worth $384.60; and 486 door mats, worth $341.62. for apostasy from the Mussulman faith, but now that By the female pupils, 3,442 articles of bead work were is a dead letter, and Mussulmans are baptized into made, besides 355 purses and other articles, valued at the Christian faith without the slightest molestation. $1,059.98. Total value of articles made in all de- A great work is in progress in that country partments, $13,018.12.

THE PANTOGRAPH, OR A MACHINE FOR CARVING.MATERIAL FOR PAPER.—The difficulty of obtaining By means of the pantograph, copies of all sorts of a sufficient quantity of rags to meet the immenso con- workmanship in wood, stone, or metal, and on a scale sumption of paper, which is one of the chief charac- larger, smaller, or the same, may be turned out with teristics of the present century, has long engaged the great rapidity. Acting on the principle of the slideattention both of manufacturers and chemists in rest, or floating bed, and directed by the pantograph, France. A plan is now proposed by which paper the machine is moved with such facility and exactmay be manufactured at a very low cost from various ness in all the directions of the cube, under a fixed fibrous plants, such as the dwarf-palm, sorgho, aloes, tool or tools, that it is capable of producing, in cutand Jerusalem artichoke.

ting, carving, or engraving, a fac-simile of almost GERMANS IN BRAZIL.-In Brazil there are several

any thing presented to its operation. According to thriving colonies of Germans, whero all is order, pros

the London Builder, the hardest substance offers no perity, and happiness. The colony of Blumencar was

impediment to its powers, and it can turn out copies founded in the year 1850, and now numbers 700 indi

of any shape required. It will engrave seals to any viduals. It is on the wild, uncultivated banks of the pattern; turn out an exact copy of any piece of statriver Itajahy Assee, on lands either purchased by the

uary; furnish blocks to the calico-printer, the floorsettlers or granted by gorernment. There are one

cloth manufacturer, the paper-stainer, and the letterhundred and sixty-nine dwelling-houses, twenty sugar

press printer; execute monumental tablets and arebi. mills, each producing about 70,000 pounds of sugar;

tectural monuments; form saw handles; cut names three saw-mills, fourteen distilleries, producing 18,000

and sign-boards, or do any thing else which requires gallons of brandy. The colony of St. Catharine, any sort of shape or impression to be given to the

hardest materials. founded a year later, has a population of two thousand, two hundred, and is, perhaps, the most consider

PILGRIMS TO MECCA.—The number of pilgrims which able of those colonies.

arrived at Jeddah, the port of Mecca, in the year CURIOSITIES OF THE LONDON CENSUS.-The census

1859 was 93,600, of which 61,450 came by sea, and develops the curious fact that there are more Scotch 32,150 by caravans. The number in the previous year descendants in London than in Edinburg, more Irish was 160,000. than in Dublin, 100,000 more Romanists than in

Professor LANE.-Professor H. B. Lane, of MiddleRome, and more Jews than in Palestine. There are

town University, has resigned his professorship, and also in th same metropolis no less than 60,000 Ger

is herenfter to be connected with the American Agrimans, 30,000 French, and 6,000 Italians; a very large culturist, published by Orange Judd, Esq., New York. number of Asiatics from all parts of the East, and

This will be a fine acquisition to the editorial departmany who still worship their idols.

ment of the Agriculturist. LITERARY DEARTH OF IRELAND.-There exists in Ire- THE SEPOYS OF TEXAS.-The latest news from the land at present about 70 towns—containing from 10,000 interior of Texas seems to confirm the report that the to 25,000 inhabitants—without a bookseller's shop; | Rev. Anthony Bewley has been executed by the Seand six whole counties are found without either a

poys of that dark region. Mr. Bewley's only crime publisher, bookseller, or circulating library. In Scot

was that he was a minister of the Methodist Episcoland the number of booksellers, as compared to Ire- pal Church. He was a pious, humble, and devoted, land, in the proportion of the population, nino

but fearless man.

to one.

race.

0110 WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY.-In order to increase THE LAST NICHE FOR A POPE.--The Cathedral at

the usefulness of this institution, to provide for its Simena in Italy has niches in which are placed busts

wants and enlarge its capacities by the erection of a of the Popes, after their respective deaths. Only ono

new chapel and other buildings, the Trustees at their niche remains to be filled; the popular belief there

last session determined to raise, within the next four fore is that the reigning Pope will be the last of his

years, the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dolIt is recorded that the Doges of Venice ceased

lars. The execution of this work is intrusted, by reswhen the niches for their statues were filled. The

olution of the several patronizing conferences, to the Viceroys of Peru had their pictures framed in a pub-agency of the traveling preachers. In commemoralic building. When the last panel was filled, the form

tion of the centennial anniversary of Methodism in of government suddenly changed.

America, the subscription will be named the Centenary RELIGIOUS TOLERATION IN TURKEY.-Since the law Contribution. The chapel will be denominated Cenof toleration was proclaimed in Turkey, by the press tenary Hall; and fifty thousand dollars of the amount ent Sultan, missionaries from Europe and America invested for a permanent income will be called the have increased. There are now not less than 100 Centenary Fund. This will entitle the sons of the Protestant missionaries, of different societies, in that traveling preachers of the patronizing conferences to country, many of them in the interior provinces of tuition in the college classes, free of charge.

« PreviousContinue »