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   LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - May 4, 1876, Lemars, Iowa                                ,on� ye�r'(ln �d*�nce)rr v '^%.moa h�. CP. WOODARD, AT mum; nmcA, TOT, &Utb i(tt nl)li8lier. � W 00, il 00 60 LEMAR8, PLYMOUTH doUISTTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1816. ' WmtooM OS lUta Stntt.   - T&7 AaAIK, but he cdhldn't newtllfiWjg loverjian orlr-lie |Mt, very Jiiiinple and capatiie '-  �^"ckwardl^'pr forwfttd, up,or the griin may afild. mbe^J^f-mlnor'^^^^i'and iiui BETVEt HARVESTER THAN EVER. A foil rapply ar;one and two wheeled The^^ttle Glueft^M, Leader Combined Reaper and ; Mowerj - Once Briico of Scotland flung him down Id a lonely mood to think;   ' Tis true bo" wss a uionarch and wore a crown, . :   . But.his heart was beginning to sink. For iio had had been trying to do. a big deed, To make his people glad; He had trief] itiiii;,tried, b 'succeed, � %i-tLnd. his heart wui sore and sad. �   V.   ;i � Ho.Iflnng himself ddwn in sore despair, grieVcdIIPgrieyed could be; AnWas hour'jtfter hobr he pondered there, fKmust gi^ it u^�t last,", said he. Niii'just at [the liioli'ent a spider,droppgd)i fe'^Witli its 8|lit%^bweb clue; ' And the king in the midst of his thinking stopped To see what the spider would do. It soon began to cling and climb ' Straight Up with strong endeavor. But down it came, time after Hme, As near to the ground as ever. But, nothing discouraged^, ngaio it went And traTeled a half-ytird higher; 'Twas a dolicate thread it had to tread, And 11 road where its feet would tire Zrfarls Mowers Oorham and Pralrlo City Two iKtes, Cul^^ators of all Eiiids Riaing.^qr Walking, Itouble and aingle' ~ A Ml IIb* of Grand de Tonr and Prairie City iSTUlBIirCI PLOWS. ]IF0Sl?|8ka Breakers, Gang Plows. ri^nriNa mills, ; ^Oii loogf time. [ ScotchlH arrows, StMl PoiBtiMp^W^^Tootli Harrows ' ^hal e'ut eleven'^Stj Coxzi Flan-bers BBAVy.AND lilQHT WAGONS, PartiM wlahing maclilnerr of any description �iH And itVd'tlieir adTantage to call and oxoinluc hi* alack and prioeg before buy ii>K. m- Again it foil and swung below. But again it quickly mounted; �Till up^ and down, now last. now. slow, JSrinevbraye attempts were counted.' . 'Sure," cried the king, "the fooliMi thing AVill strive nu more to climb. When it toils so hard to reach and cling. And tumbles every time." But steadily.upward, inch by inch,- Highqr and higher it passed,.       Till a bold little run. attiievery last pinch Put it into its web at last. "Bravo! bravo I" the king,cried out, "All honor to thoss who try 1 The spider up there defied despair,-^ He conquered; why shouldn't IV" Ani Brucdi of Scotland braced his mind, And, as gossips tell the tale,      .. He tried once more, ae-he'd-tried before. And that time be did not fail. OLLr&LLOWSBlP. Oration Deli7ers'&^ by.Hbe ' Hon; Isaac Pendleton, of Sioux City, on the Celebration of the Fifty-serenth Anniversary ot the Pound-ine.:^f,the. Order,*ih Van � �   BloWs-'HaJi'by the Lemars Lodse, !Wed nesday, April 26, 1876. After a lengthy, review of the history of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow ship.in the Unitisd States, Judge Pen dlcton proceeded to the discussion of the grand underlying principles of the order, as follows: .Ladies and Gentlemen ;-To live a correct life, to confovm to the laws of our being and the circumstances that attend our existence is obviously so conducive to the: usefulness and peace of ourselves and others, and necessary for our happiness kpre,.and hereafter and especially 'so consonant with the teach-1 ngs and pui-poses of Odd Pellowsliip, that I trust I shall be pardoned for attempting on this occasion to add a few general suggestionairi regard to the na tu're and duties which such a life requires-and upon the proper perform- Coal Cooking Stove To Buy? It is the Quickest Jaber, � Convenient -----,     ianUm^irdbte. SitMi Stylei and prloaa to (oit evsry one. WM. RESOR 4.C0.,iCincnnat i 0; snatraBioTBiig;Ai*Bti, �' JRipmouih^oBank Keoeives IDeposits, Buys ^ Sells Exchqjige, rOBKtONAND DOWiSTitC.' "    ' Loans. Wone^on appippved Seotirity &c C0llMtloi� PrompUJ Attended to in the ''boimtleg 'of LjrVn,, ,8loux. TJCWS-'SOLb TO ' AND FROM "ALL EUROPEAN POETS. Av?>JURGENSEN, cashier. LSMAB8. IOWA. 33  actionMAnd pei^ e|arice thereby ena|We someili^tner to attain a better kno\ifledge of liimseliP and. lis sphere of du^r-.       '   � ' Without question that writing or that speaking j?hi^h ,, prbvokes most thought and incites *mflst- fight action in the reader or hearer, is most benefic-ialj however erroneous may be the prin eiplea enunciated ; or however, inadequately the ideas be presented;  or however unworthy an examplar of the principles he preaches ; or the practices he enjpins, may he be who gives expression to them. Man stands at the head of organized existence, and everywhere sovereignty is "accorded him. His nature and attributes, though differing in degrees of developments and varied in manifestation, are everywhere, and at all times have been, the same. Ourselves, and our ancestors, in the most benighted ages of the past, the prince and the peasant, the sage and the savage, the Cauoasaian and the Caffre, all have been, and are, endowed with like attributes and like tendencies, and differ only in their manifestations because differently developed. The human race in all the fundament al characteristics that distinguished it from other orders of being, is a unity. Like the river which, though made up of different and passing elements, is still ever the same stream ; the human race has continued the same through ail its successive generations; and like th e oceans, which, though bearing different names and divided by continents, are all ujiited in one vast body, so humanity however divided into nationalities, belong to form the same great order of being. Man posseses a dual organization. Two distinct natures have been given him- the animal and spiritual-one finding its fit development in the body; the other in the soul. Blended together and united in one being they form the existing man. One is of the Earth Earthy, which he possesses in common with the brute; tfie  other is of  Heaven, Heavenly, which he holds in common with angels. One constitutes him brother to the beasts of the field; the other a fit companion for celestial intelligences.   Thus uniting in himself the elemental natures of those two distinct orders of being. He forms the connecting link between animal and spiritual existence in the chain of universal being.   One finds its highest happiness in the gratification of its sensual appetites ; the other feels no pleasure in satisfying such cravings, its appetites are altogether super-sensual, its only aliment, knowledge, truth, imagination and thought.    The desires of the one are finite ; the aspirations of the other infinite.'   One seldom looks beyond the present; the other considers the past, while regarding the present and forecasts the future.    One is satisfied whenever it attains a sufiiciency an,d rests till a new want arises; the other is ever unsatisfied, even after it has drank at every fountain of science and feasted on the stores of universal knowledge,   its  burning   thirst   for acquisition remains unquenched, its appetite unabated.   One loves inaction and moves not save when   necessity compels or passson inspires, or the mind commands; the other delights in ceaseless activity and stops only, if ever, when the wearied members of the body through which it is compelled to act demands relief from their incessant workings. One is limited in its capacities, earth-born it is earth bound also, its movements are all confined to earth and 6�,cn there it finds limits beyond which it is incapable of acting; the other though impeded in its movements by its material   companionship   with   the   body, through it is compelled to act, is yet comparatively unlimited in the sphere of its activities, outstripping the lightning in swiftness, it ranges at will o'er the illimitless fields of creation and in the twinkling of an eye passes to the uttermost parts of the universe.   The icy fields  of frozen climes   and the gorgeous beauty of tropical scenes, the mountain's top and the valley's depth, old ocean's wastes, its coral groves, its wreck strewed pavements stand with glistening gems and its rayless dungeons whence go forth the slimy monsters of the main ;   the eternal fires that burn and rage in the earth's centre and the silent tombs deep buried in her bosom where repose her primitive inhabitants unscanned by mortal eye and long since forgotten in the undisturbed slumber of ages ; the home of the storms; the pathways of planets .and the birthplace of worlds-are all alike and in the same believe when death dissolves its mysterious union with the body and breaks the golden bowl- that the spirit no longer hindered in its development, by the clogging materiality of its corporeal companionship, here no longer impeded by the cravings of sense and the collisions of the passions, goes on, and on, and on in ever unfolding strength and beautjji^ increasing in knowledge and wisdom; adding excellence to excellence; virtue to virtue; brightness to brightness and glory to glory; refining and purifying as it advances, till all taint of earth is lo.st in the type of the Divine; and yet  still mounting   higher and higher; shining brighter and brighter; and   thus expanding   and  perfecting through all the countless cycles of eternity, and to use the beautiful illustration of Addison in his essay on the immortality of the soul, like those series of approximating numbers in mathematics, forever approaching without the capability of reaching Him whose every attribute is perfection and beside whom, moment places of visitation. Time and space that determine all things else save omnipotence, limit it not. While it penetrates to the pro-foundest depths of earth and ocean, and rises to the sublimest hights of heaven, it traverses the illimitless past and revels o'er the yet more boundless future. One soon reaches the highest perfection of which it is capable, for the body Boon ceases togrow in stature or strength the other is capable of perp'fetual pro gression. Till the last moment of our mortality the soirit may be continually perfectin and yet still have capacity to receive more knowledge, more developments and to attain to higher .degrees of virtue, purity and excellence,    '  ' "    j And fain do we our most exalted conceptions, our sublimest ideals of truth, beauty and purity are but the faintest shade ws. The ends of the one are purely selfish, it is incapable of rising above the inherent selfishness of its nature and in its most perfect state, all its endeavors are ultimately centered in self enjoyment; the other goes beyond its self in the attainment of its objects, and finds its highest enjoyment in acts which benefit others. How it may most gratify its desires and its appetites is the controlling of the animal. It may refine its appetite from grossness and learn from' past experience to refrain fromindulg ences that bring only pain, or be led to the performance of acts that bring a greater future of pleasure. But in all this, man is in no respect superior to his fellow .animals of the field and''eat, live and be merry, for to-morrow we die," would bo the only practical axiom of his existence. To do that which is worthy in the lightofits own conscience and.whichtUe spirit demands as due to the intrinsic excellency of its own high nature is the governing motive of the spiritual, its aims and aspirations always lire to do that which is right, and in so' doing it attains its highest gratification; the eternal excellency of truth and goodness it regardeth more than wealth and luxuries, it is not moved by the promptings of appetite, it is not .swayed by the impulses of passion; it hears only the voice of reason;it obeys only the iinper-atives of duty. f  ' In seeking its highest worthiness, it may deny gratification to the body, subject to its own high behests, sense inclination, appetite and passion and act in opposition to thorn all. And not thus that it may secure a higher present eu-joyraen't or purchase a greater future pleasure, but because the conscious dignity of its own high nature demands it, because it must do thus if it would preserve its purity and self-respect IVoni stain and insult, and escape the con scious shame of self-abaseness; because it feels itself immortal and accountable and must do that which is right regardless of all else. One organized materially, merely and like all material organizations frail and peri.shable ; the other a divine essence, euienating from the divine mind, itself inheriting its deathless nature and hence existing forever. "All flesh is as gross." The body having fulfilled its allotted purpose perishes and is resolved into its original elements.   But "Tlie soul secured in her existence defies fale. The stars sball fadeaway, the sun liimself Grow dim with age, and nature sunk in yearB. Bui it ehall flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amid I ho war of elements. The wreolj of matter and the crush of worlds." The products of the one endure not; those of the other are eternal; for all the works of the body partake of its mortality and hasten to decay ; but the thoughts the mind generates the immortal print of an immortal nature decay not; they are imperishable. Statutes of bronze,columps of granjte,and eren the regal pyramids, waste away with the flow of centuries, and all the works of the hand of man are corroded, worn and dissolved by the waves (|f. time; but thought, whether engraved; ou stone, impressed on the printed cage, or expressed in all the varied forms of language, ever remains eternally* and identically the same; bright and beautiful as at its birth, though stone and page and person perish. "Such is Man," to use the language of another, not all animal and thus wholly a brute; not all spiritual and thus altogether an angel ;but both in one, ''spiritually incarnate;" material and immaterial; mortal and- immortal elements are combined in him and yet 80 exquisitely blended his antagonistic qualities that they form a being distinct from all others and perfect in itself. Thus  "fearfully and wonderfully" made, he contains in himself a duality ot opposing inclinations and powers, that ever contend for the mastery ; the offspring of his two dissimilar natures and typical of the opposing spirits of good and evil, that now divide and have ever divided, and struggled for the sovereignty of earth since man placed in the Cbirden of Eden. Hence man's tendencies are two-fold, and opposing, like his codiponent natures, one earthward, the other heavenward ; one debasing, the other elevating; one brutish the other angelic. Differently devel oped he becomes the ignorant, barbarous and brutish African, or the enlightened, civilize(i and accomplished European. And true education consists in the full harmonious developments of the attributes of both mind and body, so that man shall attain the nearest point to perfection, of which physically and spiritually (or mentally and morally) he is capable. The physical may be so perfectly developed that you may have in man a splendid animal, but with the mind dwarfed and the conscience perverted, you have still but a brute. The mental powers may be so perfected that you have all that one admires in greatness and comprehension of interest, but with the moral faculties undeveloped,you have buta magnificent knave. The moral attributes may be fully developed and the intention to do right ever present, but if the intellect be feeble the mortality avails not, and you have but an insignificant imbecile. Mind and morals may be fully developed; the intellect vigorous and active; the conscience sensitive and quick- and yet if the body be so enervated by vile habits or corrupted by disease that the possessor, however strong tho desire, has no ability ta accomplish, you have a pitiful incapable, of whom it be said, except that divine goodness s'ometime permits it, that it were better had he never been born. Thus it is that by obeying his animal inclinations only and always yielding a willing obedience to the demands of appetite and passion and thus making himself the bound slave of his animal nature ; man may become as depraved as the pirate; as demented as the hoten-tot; or as inibruted as the miserable wretch, who has indulged in every species of debauchery and drank the intoxicating draughts of every vice. By obeying always and everywhere the bidding of his rational nature and never hooding the seducing calls of vicious indulgence, he may attain to such perfectness of spirit and rise to such a high degree of moral excellenc that even on earth he shall be but a little lower than the angels. Endowed "with great capacities to do good and great capacities for evil, he may become a guardian or a destroying angel. AVith the reason regnant his influence becomes salutary and beneficient in the social world, as the sun in the material universe. With the passions running riot he sweeps over society like a moral sirocco, withering and cursing by his presence everything that makes life desirable. In the beautifully allegorical religion of the worshipers of tho Grand Lama of Thibet, it is declared that the soul of everything that breathes is a part of the universal soul, and that a man by an absolute disengagement of his senses and the complete absorption of himself in self contemplation may become God. Fot, their great teacher, whose life is' represented to have been similar to Christ's, become in this manner, as they allege the most perfect incarnation of the Creator. Ladies and Gentlemen, the beautiful truth taught by this sublime allegory and enunciated in our own revelation is the moral *I would inculcate. "Be ye perfect," or as a more practical application of the precept Strive to be "perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect." In years agone, when a leisure was mijje which the constant toils of an arduous profession have since denied me. in youth he possessed the sobriety of manhood, and in manhood the wisdom of age, and in ago the vigor of youth. He early devoted himself to the sacred causes of humaity, and without a regret turned away from the honors and applause which the world placed before him, and which he might have easily won. The sphere of his exertions was not limited by friendship or affection; by prejudice or bigotry; by caste or color, but was wide as humanity. Narrow views, illiberal sentiments and .selfish principles never entered his soul. They would have been lost in its capacious greatness. Regardless of all else he sought only to act so as to benefit! most his fellowmen, and so zealous was he for the welfare of others that he seemed to forget himself His projects were not the offspring of sudden impulse or momentary resolve, but long concoivel and carefully considered; they were the results of long cherished purposes-a settled conviction of their utility,, and he entered upon their execution with a spirit that knew neither doubt or despondency, and a devotion that remained steadfast through every change. He was ambitious, but his was not the vulgar ambition of the world-seek- NO. 15. man glory, but'with a virtuous disinterestedness, ho turned away from them all -the allremenls of ambition, and deaf to th^ syren voice of fame, devoted his giant iatelloot, his all comprehending energies, his exalted talents, hie great acquirements and his splendid prospects -all-all--upon the a tar of humanity. "The shafts.of malicious envy glanced off without piercing the impervious surface of his character; so pure, so exalted, so adamantine in all its constituent elements, though its spotless brightness ooutinutlly attracted its venomous archery. His motives traduced, his actions misooustruod and his character maligned, (for ulas I such is the perversity of human nature, that the world's greatest benefactors have always been the victims' of the misdirected hate, yet the oalm serenity of his mind, conscious of its own righteous-' ness, and of the rectitude of his con-j duct, remains undisturbed, however much his heart may be saddened. "Storms  of detraction   may rage liATSS or ASVEBTtBIN&. Space.	1w	�l �	a m	-�m �	 1 sqna. 2 tquHi. J/ col � 'Wcol Icol	1 00 1 75 6 00 T 00 8 00 10 00	. S 00 . s on. 12 M IS no 2nei> 34 00	6 00  to le 60 26 00 �7 00 48 on	T 60 10 no 20 00 36 00 40 tlO eu 00	10 00 It 00 36 00 4f M BOO lOOW DouM* eolaniD iidTMIlMBMDii tW��ljr-aT� ftt eeut.edditiohal. '        ... U'ciil Notlce�15ceDli per Hue for lint l�nrtlo�, �ad lO cenli a line for Mcb nibaeqMBl InanrM*, Special notices baring nrecadence of ordinary ad. Terlislng, 80 per cent In advance of thcue rate!. .Ml tronsient advertising mnat be paid In advanea AilvortiwnioiitB ordered out before exjlratlon of time agreed on ohureed ai transttat. IS tliB rule, though exceptions. To !i jjeisnn who visits , tho Gatewny nti\y at long intervals, the improvemeuta of the town are surprisingly noticeiible. Only a few short veins �gt�-not above four or five at jnost-one could stand on the depot plntfonn anil at a glance covet With iiis eye every building m the town, and that Without the sliglitcst movement' ot the head to the riglit or tc ' the left. Tlie buildings were fuw and covered� siniill space of ground. Since that time, however, the town has grfttluiilly and steadily built up. Brick blucki and largo trame store buldings have taken the place bt the little slinnties. T!ia growing importance of the place has cxpunde'i liiMi-nesa capacities and facilities; men o^'aapi-titl huvc been attracted tliitlier to iuvest their means in one way or another, until now tliu town hits grown to be no niuau rival ()t Sioux City. One thing is qulto noticeable upon untering some of tliu priu-ciplb stores liud busines.s places of the town -tliu exceeding good- tastu displayed �n their interior ariaugemciit Take the pustoflicc, for instance. lis conveniences i\fb far aluiad of ilic Sioux City postofficu and it is mucli  inoic stylish, as regards T attempted a sketch of what t conceived to be a truly great and perfect man, and as illustrating perhaps in some sort the requirements and duties t^liat Odd Fellowship enjoins upon its votaries and of the character that its principles tend to develop, I present it to you ; Originally endowed by nature with a powerful intellect in which the perceptive and reflective powers were symmetrically proportioned, and the moral predominated, and with a body commanding in stature, and gracelul in form and movement, he neither dissipated the former by indolence, nor impaired the latter by excesses. Outwardly and inwardly he bore nature's impress of nobility and greatness, and while he preserved the strength of his body by rigid temperance and frequent exercise, hp nourished and developed his mind with the richest fruits of science and by continual draughts from the Pierian fount of knowledge, so that ing self-aggrandizement. He sought"the aggrandizement of humanity by an utter abnegation of self. His was an ambition pure, holy, exalted, sublime, iu which there was no tincture of hypocrisy or insincerity, or bascnes.*, or selfishness. He sought the elevation of mankind, and not the elevation of himself. As he sought not the applaus'e of the world, its indifference could not dispirit, nor its sneers embitter, nor its neglect chill. Though he feared not public opinion, yet; he did not d^pise the'people. He recognized thei||jiumanity as his own. Though he stob'3 among them as one," not-otHhem,"-^'"tinUke "tj^om seemed his nature, yet his was not that heartless philosophy of life which a close and unsympftthizing observation sometimes engenders-that wraps i&elf m its own selfishness, and with sullen apathy heeds neither the cries of humanity nor the calls of duty. His heart was kind, his sympathies warm, and his hand open. Want never left his door unalleviated, nor afliiction' without consolation. In him the oppressed found a protector, and the unfortunate an unwavering friend. The good admired, the young revered, the generous loved, and the poor blessed him. With a mind superior to the petty vanities which too often cling to greatness and mar it, he was neither arrogant, opinionated or ostentatious. rro.sperity did not corrupt, nor success elate; neither did adversity dispirit,nor defeat vanquish. Nothing could disturb the equanimity of his temper, and no act of indiscretion marred the harmony of his character or the beautiful consistency of his life and acts with his professions. Possessing dignity without pride- humility without meanness-suavity without affectation-^religion without superstition, courage without ra.shness- wisdom without cunning-learning witliout pedantry, he seemed, to have every virtue without its accompanying vice. In manners unaffected and natural-in intercourse, affable and conciliatory-in conversation, familiar,instructive and fascinating-in his views enlarged and liberal-in opinions, unassuming and deferential, yet insinuating .-^in judgment, unbiased and clear-in religion, humble and charitable- in morals, pure-in principles, unchangeable-in friendship, sincere-in temper, serene, in self-command perfect; to honor, sen.sitive-to truth, inflcxible-in al) his acts discrete and con.sistent, the common frailties of humanity were un'' Known to him. "Prejiidice,passion and interest which exercise such potent sway over human action had no part in his character, nor oven entered his schemes. Conscience was his guide, and the call of duty was to him tho call of God. "With an intuitive perception which enabled him to read mens character in their faces, and their motives in their acts, and to estimate at a gknce their rclatiye strength and positions in a given scheme, and a wonderful capability of moulding them to his purpose and iria-king them the instruments of his will,' yet he never employed them for the ends of personal ambition, but only to carry forward his schemes of benevolence and charity. "With an eloquent utterance irresistible to charm, to persuade and to control, he never prostituted it for professional gain or worldly applause,-but ex-ersised it only for the vindication of innocence-the upholding of trurh and around him, enemies_may attackjfriends I fmigh, etc.   Charley Akfrich has a per- desert, and those he holds most dear ' ' ......= -.i-.....,>p oppose, yet he still continues as unchangeable in his conduct, and as un-niovable in his purposes as the rock amid cotitendiug waves. 'Ho died as he Jived, blessing those who cursed, as well as those who loved him; with a few faithful, sorrowing frieflds around him, and his fuue illu-'ininedwith the welcoming smile of Omnipotence beaming through the Ipearly gates' that open to icoeive one of the grandest spirits that lind found earth too narrow to wrestle in.' " BROTH KRLY W0HD.-5. The speaker closed his addrnss as follows: "Brethren of the mystic tie, death, which knocks alike at the door of the cottages of the poor and the piilaf;os of the rich, continually admonishci us of tho uncertainty of life's prospects, and the after futility or all endeavor.s for mere earthly aggrandizement, 'What availeth the honors, the applause, the splendor and glory of the world when life is ended, and of what value are most of the objects for which men toil ? The gratification of the passions debase, wealth unemployed is useless, and hoarded up is a souice of disquietude and care; pomp and pageantry arc vanity: glory a phantom affording neither support or pleasure All we acquire for ourselves perish with us, and all we do, save the evi| or good we do to others, by which maiikind are cursed or blessed, and by which our actions will at last be weighed at the the gates eternity. "Noble deeds allied to noble purposes, alone form tlie basis of true and lasting fame, nud uiiui's liiglr'st happiness is ut-tiiitJcd only in promoting the liiippmcss of otliers. "Prouder and brighter laurels than those of tliu conquering hero of tlie battlefield arc won in llie fearlecs victories achieved in mental and moral conflicts, waged atraiuat crime, oppression, itninorality, and wrong-in removing the evils and wots that aifiict humanity - victories tliat deso late no country, inijxivcrish no people, and leave behind no widow's sighs or orphans tears. Assuredly among life's purest and noblest acts are those done in-bringing the wandering victims of siu back to the paths of virtue; in lifting up the downtrodden: in pouring tlie Iwlin of consolation upoi. tlie wouudcd heart; in minister-ing at the couch of suffuiina:, and in dif- fusing tlie light of iniinartality around the bed ot dcacli; acts that arc remembered and cherished.on earth, and not forgotten in heaven. "Age may dim the lustre of thn flvishing eye-palsy tlic once stalwart and m'lnly brow-pale tlie roseate check of hcultti- plow its wrinkles ou beauty's pi^rble brow and scatter its frosts -in the once golden ringlets of child hood', but the immortal soul just fledging its wings here for its fliglit to its eternal home in the skies, may growmore perfect and beaulifuf by continually cultivating sympathy for the sufl'eiing-by the sweet ministrations nf charity-by caring for the orphan children ot want and sorrow-by exercising a kindly consideration for the loilicg and foibles tliat pertain to our common humanity, and hy daily manifestations of that love to God and man that makes ua nkiri to angete, so timt tho departing spirit, however decrcpid and worn by lln; cartlily tenement, will be as lovely os tlie dew drop tliat glistens in tho morning sunbeam, or the tear that bedews the eye of affection. "Kpeaking in tones louder than their living voicef, tlie tlfjad toll, us to bo less selfish and more self-denying; not to live for ourselves alone, but for the ihterosta of otliers. � "In the calm gaze of licavun how insignificant are all the buublos of rank and* power, and all tiie collected splendors vouchsafed to us in tliia eplicnuiriil e.vist-enco. How conleniptible ;lie gild(:d shadow.'i I'liUy's minio;!s puirtue, and all tho lowly slnigglinj.;-! ijf II tclfuli ambition. Be it ours to lalior luid toil lor tlie ad-vanccment of the noble princi|)les ot our organization; to guard the iniere.st.s of liunianity; to advance the cause ot reform; to open the hidden mines Dl Kiiowlcdgo, of which mankind has been deprived ; to unlock the scaled fountains ol Truth, for which the world is thirsting; tc extend the dominims of Love; to etrcngthen the ties oi Friendship, and thus hasten tiie day when the uniullilled proplieaie.i ui u coming inillenium shiill be realized in tlie universal recognition by all munkiml of the Fatherhood of God, and tho Brotherhood of Man. ttct little piiradi.se within,"the walls of'hia own office. Lemars business men are full ol puslu and when tlicy see an opportunity to prosecute a .scheme wliieli will lielp tlie town niHterially or reflect credit upon it, they re never .sIdw about improving finch �i\ pportuuity. 7?IIX�AHS AHB Q7AS&BS. Til tlie. Editor of the I'hiUilUfhia Timet. I semi a copy ol a letter which is cbar-ctcristic, ami seems to prove pretty clearly that Puritanism is the "one thing ncea-ful," and that even to the present day our New England ionpards have not muchly cliaugoil their sijots. Tho letter was written Ijy Cotton Ufather to "ye aged and beluvdd Jlr. John fliggiiison," and dated Seplember IG, IG8?.:   , riicre i)ce now nt �ea a sliippa (for our frkuul Mr. Esaius Hulcrofl; of London did ailvise me by the U^t packet llml: it wolde s;iil -onif'time in -Viigiis!) culled yo Wei-, come, fi. Qreeiiaw.iy,  umtei, which has: aboaiii un liuiiiired or more of the hero-tick^ and mulignants culled (Quakers, with W. Peniic, who is the chief seainpe, at tho heddc of Lliein.   Tho General Court has accordingly givevi secret orders to General Malaclii Ilaxett' of ye tug Porpoise to way hiye the said W .leome is near the coast of Codde as may be, and make captive ye said Peunc and his ungodiio crew, so that . the Lord may be gU vifiud an�l not mocked on ye soil of this now countrie with yo heathuu woraliippe of tliesu people. Muet)|ispoyle can be made by .selling the whole lotte to Barbuoes where slaves fetch good price in ruminc and sugar, and we not only .shall 6': yo Lord great bcrvice by puuitii yu wickcil,,but shall make great gayne lor his iiU!ii.iteis and people. iMiifiter lluxctt feels hopeful, aud 1 will set down the news he brings when his shipjie comes back. Youis in the Iwwels of Clirisc, cott.'in ftlATIIUR. I have been told als*, and perhaps you can tel! inc with wli it truth, that the .-Vstor ijibrary, ot New York, contains an original letter from Governor iludsou to the captain of the Mayflower, offering him �1,000 unt to land his Pilgrim cargo at Manhattan, as he had been advised that they were chiefly ','a bad lot."      Pknn, Potato BrtaA. I have seen several receipes � in your paper for iiiaking bread.   I send you one which I thiuk excellent.   Peel four medium sized potatoes and boil them till they mash easily.   Tic in a piece of muslin, one half teacupful of good bops.   Boil fiif a few minutes in one-half a gallon of watci; with this water scald one pint of flour; then put in the potatoes; mix well, and set in a warm place to sour.   When well soured, which will take about twenty-four hours, mix this witli your flour. Ifncad well and let it rise two or three hours, and bake till it forma a crust only slightly brcwn.   Now to keep up your supply or. rising-don't wash the inside of your jar, but have a little lising in it and stir in a l)i nt of flouj- to half a gallon of water. Set away and let sour � again.    The one start managed in this way will list indefl-nitely.  If yocv have good flour it will never fail. the directing of tlie masses in.tho paths of progres3,prosperity and advancement, "With 51 penetrating sagacity that enabled him to forsee every change in society, and the final effects of its every movement, and a mind capable of comprehending in its scope the varied relations and vast interests of nations, ho might have been a leader among tho people, and a ruler of nations. Gifled trith powers and acquirements which fit^d him for the most exalted stations, h''S|;|jight have attained pre-emineooo among the most renowned and powerful,, - ^. . and reached the highest piwiaole of htt-' M)rdBi|fli LEKASS. As Seen through the Speotael68 of a JTournal Keport�r. A Jourual re|>ortcr accompanied the Sioux City delegation of Odd Fellows who particiiwtcd in our celebration laat week, who, after giving an account of the doings on that occassion, proceeds to make the following lively and truthtui observations:- The citizcDB of Lemars are like the citizens of our towA, they ato over ready to tcrpriscin whloh or profit^ and Our owuettli caticauei^ Tho Pronoh Way*.   ... The French acquire their art of 'prov i-dingaud cooking I'rora e.tnmple and luvblt The skill is liande'i down fnim one generation to ariotlier, each generation adding its own iinprovemoiils. Among the pro fessional Vjooks there exists a marvelou; skill of combination . and ehnogo. Tbd* cook eggs iu one hnndrcd and twelve different way.s; they have more than threo iinndred Korts ot puddings and swcet-^ niciita, fU'ly ij-,i-thod> nt cooking beef and mutton, eiglii.s-of ibwlii. Among the rich clu.saia, tlio �am^ dishes liro not used often-ei tlittii fiuto ill three i^i four weeks, so great is the variety. One would suppose their ilisbes would disorder the stomacli, but dyhpepsia is a laie disease in Prance, Altogetlier, the French are un extraordi-narv puopii^ an fl wlien their habits and methods of living are understood, wo cease to wonder nt their health and great wealth.-Journal of Chemistry, Oysters I   Oysters! GRANGER'S REST^UJR.A.ISr': WSsrOfitertterwid tip inem^-^ ,W
                            

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