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"Not to-night," said Ruth firmly. "Take that then."
He sent her reeling with a blow, and added, with a sneer: "Now go and next time learn to obey when you receive an order."
Ruth, half crazed with pain, groped her way back to her room, and fastening the door, sunk kown upon her knees and prayed-not for vengeance, but for mercy upon her insulters.
Before it was yet light, the officers were awakened by the discharge of musketry. They knew well enough what it meant, and two of their number instantly sprang out of bed, and hastened into the street.
own body continued the pusuit through THE REPOSITORY:
Greene. The former division was to cross the Assanpink as quickly as possible, and attack the enemy in the rear.
Manton was in this body: and as they hastened forward to obey their orders, he glanced up, while passing at the windows of his home. What was his astonishment to see a British officer deliberately shaving himself in full view from the street!
Impulsively he raised his musket and fired. The ball went through the window pane, struck the officer in the face, and he
fell to the floor and died in less than ten minutes.
BY W. H. STARR. Thursday, December 20, 1860.
BRIEF TRACTS ON INTEMPERANCE.
A TREACHEROUS EVIL.
Intemperance is unanimously acknowledged to be an evil. It is admitted to be a very sad and deplorable evil. This is
But the third, he who had so grossly in- well known. It was the turning point of admitted by the really temperate, the so
sulted Ruth, remained still, half stupified by the dissipation of the previous day.
Louder and louder, nearer and nearer came the sounds of conflict. The shouts of officers and the cries of the wounded were heard, while now and then the faint cheering of the Americans in the distance
reached his ears.
At last our officer arose from his bed, half dressed himself, went to the window and looked out. He saw the whole Hessian force slowly retreating before the Continental army, which was resolutely pressing onward. Instead of passing out and joining his own men, the officer hung a small mirror on the side of the window, and commenced shaving!
While he was thus engaged, the following words were exchanged between two soldiers in Washington's army. One of the speakers was young Manton, and the other a friend of his, of about the same
Yes, and my dear mother and sister are no doubt thanking God for what is now going on around them," said young Manton, proudly.
The American forces were now at the head of Warren Street, and the British retreating before them. When the latter reached the house of Manton, they turned off to the right, through a by-street, and continued their retreat through Greene, towards the Assanpink Creek. Washington observing this, executed a maneuver that placed victory at once in his hands. Dividing his force, he dispatched one portion of it down Warren Street, while his
the Revolution; and the dark clouds which had so long hung over our destiny as a nation were there dissipated, and the bright sun of hope beamed once more upon our land.
After the battle, Manton and his friend visited the house of the former. Then he learned that he had slain the insulter of his sister, and it is needless for us to add that it occasioned him but very little regret.
called moderate drinker, and the intemperate man. It is admitted alike by all classes, the rich and the poor, the intelligent and the ignorant. Not an advocate can be found anywhere, or under any circumstances, for intemperance. All, either from principle or in language, admit the fact, and acknowledge the general evil of the "intemperate" use of alcoholic drinks. The habit, then, of intemperance is universally condemned, (although apologies The window pane through which the are frequently framed for its votaries,) and Hessian officer was shot, is still preserved yet how wide and sweeping is the evil in Trenton, and is in possession of a Mr.-how almost universal the practice! EvWilson. It is still regarded as a curiosity.erywhere around us, in every community, The bullet made a clean hole, perfectly in every part of our land, and almost in circular, and did not crack any other part every portion of the habitable globe, the of the glass. But time and storms have fearful influence of intemperance is felt, rendered it fragile and weak, and now it fully showing the seductive and enslaving is guarded with jealous care. The build-influence of its nature. ing from which it was taken was known, until about eight years since, as the "Phoaix Tavern," when it was torn down and a more tasteful edifice erected in its stead. But there are other houses around it, in which the bullet-marks of this battle are yet visible, and almost any one can show you the spot where the Hessian officer was shot, as he stood shaving at the window.
Unlike many other evils, that of intemperance makes its approach insidiously and unawares. The habit of drinking is one that is frequently acquired, especially at first, almost imperceptibly. First the occasional glass is taken, the simple pledge of friendship or affection.(?) Then the social wine cup, with its exhilarating draught. This is followed by confirmed habit-the daily practice of imbibing the pernicious drug. Then the occasional debauch, the unsteady step and reeling gait from a late carousal, attest its dread supremacy. And at last the deep degradation of the gutter extinguishes almost the last vestige of hope for the wretched inebriato. No one, not even the most degraded, ever at first believed himself in danger,-no one suspected that he would ever become the victim of such a degrading vice. How frequently have the young and unsuspecting looked over into the appalling vortex of drunkenness and woe, with an instinctive shudder at its dark re
and live in comparative luxury. Yet they would willingly renounce their wealth, could they feel and act, free men.
vealings, and at the same time, he himself, and Kussia, from the fact that she has pur-ing to several hundred thousand dollars, without a thought of danger, had already chased American steam vessels and given entered the outer circle of the awful Mæl-employment to American engineers. strom, that like the vast coils of some deadly serpent, was encircling him, and bearing him with increasing and more fearful velocity to the same dark gulf of unutterable dispair.
Among the cities of Russia, St. Petersburg was mentioned, with her endless length of streets, lined with magnificent buildings, statues, and churches, and her well arranged libraries.
The ravages of war, the dark scenes of conflict and of blood are preceded by notes The river Neva divides the city into of warning. Even pestilence seldom comes two parts, and these are again divided into great squares, each as large as five of unheralded and unprepared for, and famine sends forth its notes of alarm, and freBoston Common, State House and all.— Science, Art, and pure Philosophy are quently obtains relief. But silently and secretly the cunning Rum Fiend, the arch and Shakespeare are held in high esteem, cultivated, and the writings of Schiller, deceiver, is ever active, ever vigilant, pur--also those of our gifted Washington suing the unsuspecting with the malignity of an imp of darkness, until, helpless and hopeless, his unhappy victims are degraded, ruined, and irrecoverably lost!
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simple, and intelligent manner, the leadMuch attention is devoted to Agricul- ing evils connected with the history of ture, Horticulture, and the improvement our country, from the earliest periods, as And yet, the way to this dark dungeon lighed, also Professorships of Agriculture of stock. Model farms have been estab-nearly as practicable down to the present time. To the young, especially, it will of ignominy, shame, and guilt seems in their Theological Seminaries. The be found exceedingly useful and attractstrewed with flowers. Its hidden dangers Professors of Divinity objected at first to ive, and a source of deep interest in regard are all unobserved. The deadly serpents having lectures on the best method of to the history of our couniry. And more that infest these bowers of pleasure are all raising cabbages, &c., mixed with theirs especially does the history of the Southern concealed, but the subtle venom of their on Theology. They however, soon sub Colonies, the subject of the present volume, malignant breath pervades the atmosphere. mitted, and the results have proved highoffer a theme intensely interesting at the The sweet songs that seem to come with ly beneficial to the country. A clergygladsome melody to the ear, are syren man's knowledge of Agriculture is a great notes to lure the unsuspecting so far into consideration, and advantageous to him in the labyrinth of death that there shall be seeking preferment. The judges are mere no possibility of escape. The flowery path, tools of the Executive; poorly paid and the shady bowers, the melody of music, much less respected than the officers of the the allurements of the way, are all subtle army. As a consequence justice is seldom and fatal snares to lure onward to dan-administered. The lawyers are serfs. No ger and to sin. And oh, that all would oath of allegiance is required of foreignsee the danger, that all would heed the ers; sometimes, however, the oath is taken lessons of truth and wisdom, and avoid voluntarily. The moment a slave from even the first steps that lead to dissipation-another State steps upon Russian soil he is thun, as the deadly Upas, the allurements free. The serfs of northern Russia are of the first social glass, and resist with an comfortable, clean, and cheerful, and surinstinctive shudder, the fascinations of the passed in acuteness only by the peasants of Spain. Their habitations, are log hous-ly will commence a new volume on the es, much more comfortable, however, than first of January, 1861, in grand style, with our western log houses. Attached to each new type and new dress throughout. The house are sixteen and two-thirds acres of Companion is an elegant, moral and reland, They are compelled to labor three fined miscellaneous Family Journal.. Its days in the week for their master, though columns are devoted to Polite Literature, the master cannot always take the three Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetic Gems. days which he may choose. This matter An unrivalled corps of writers and artists is arranged by ten men elected by each have been engaged for the coming year, and several new and popular features will be introduced. Each number will be beauThese representatives possess the usual tifully illustrated. The Literary Companweakness of a liking for office, and desi-ion is a mammoth weekly of sixteen octarous of re-election, naturally favor their constituents in every way possible. Payments in cash are sometimes substituted for labor.
SKETCH OF MR. SUMNER'S
In accordance with the intimation given last week, we present our readers with a very brief synopsis of Mr. Sumner's lecture at Lawrence Hall. He commenced by remarking that he recoiled at the task of comraunity of serfs. They act as repretreating on a subject of such magnitude sentatives between master and slave, and interest, and his limited time would permit him to give only a few disjointed sketches of the social and political aspect of Northern Russia. Americans are in a position to judge of Russia without prejudice, Russia interferes as a mediator between other countries and our own.Friendly feelings have arisen between us
Serfs sometimes acquire property, (which nominally belongs to their master,) amount
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LESSONS FROM NATURE,
"How delicate snow-stars out of the cloud
What does any one know about the A good deal; much more, per haps, than you would wish to read or hear at one sitting. Those who pass from day to day through the thick shower of snowflakes, or push their way through the banks that lie in the way, with the idea that snow has not its philosophy-that it is not worthy of study-need an anoint
does any one know about the snow? earnest preacher might gather an impressive sermon from a snow-flake. These little delicate snow-crystals, so curiously interwoven, show the wisdom of God no less than the stars of night.
As a general rule it is largest in the city of the dead. Who shall say that the highest temperature, and becomes smaller next storm will not throw its white manuntil at last in the lowest degree capable tle above our dust? It brings joy to some, of snow, it falls in a small, hard grain. to others sadness and sorrow, but in the A storm in which the flakes gradually in wide scope of His mercy it is good—it is crease in size ls usually followed by rain, best. He that "giveth snow like wool, the change in size showing o change of and spreadeth the hoar frost like ashes" temperature. Meteorologists enumerate will take care of his children even in the more than six hundred distinct varieties wind, and the storm, and the cold, and of snow crystals. Those falling in the however our weak vision may fail to see same storm are uniform, but two consecu- His Providence here, the snow shall visit tive falls of snow present different figures. us-a silent messenger of peace and good In ice these forms are lost because of its will, and shall praise Him in common solidity, though the freezing of a small with the "fire, and the hail, and the vaquantity of water occupying a considera- por, and the strong wind fulfilling his REDUELLA. ble surface, presents a similar phenomena. command." Snow newly fallen is ten or times the bulk of the water composing it. Many important purposes are subserved
ing of the eyes that they may see. What by this frozen vapor. It throws its bright
Snow flakes are uniformly hexagonal. In their passage through the air, their regularity of form is sometimes interfered with a strong wind may part them, and collisions with each other may impair their beauty, but a flake as originally formed, presents a beautiful symmetry of structure.
Come out with me now into the street and as the airy particles gather upon you, notice how perfect their formation, How noiselessly they move about; and so fine ly wrought that they seem to be fashioned in fairy bowers above, and let fall upon the
Snow is crystalized vapor; when the air has been warmed by the sun, and is capable of holding a great deal of water if a cold current meets with it and congeals it, a fall of snow ensues, It is white because intermingled with the air; ice, finely powdered, becomes white from the same cause. Travellers in cold countries have sometimes seen snow in its formation. Dr. Robertson states that the window of crowded assembly room in St. Petersburg was broken at a time of intense cold, when the cold air rushing in converted the vapor into snow, which fell in showers, Other similar instances occur to me, of which my limits forbid an account. The snow-flake varies much in size-from an inch in diameter to a few hundredths. It attains its greatest size when the temperature is at o32 Fah.
It is now snowing as I write-down upon the brown roots of the houses, upon the strangers in the street, and far away upon the distant hills.
It dances gaily among the dry branches of the trees, it sails merrily in the air, it clothes garden, and fence, and wall, with loveliness and light. Its flakes fall pure as God's spirit, as numberless as His mer. cies, and silent as the still small voice within the soul of man.
It rides joyously above the comfortable home where happy faces smile through the open windows, and all things whisper, Faith, Hope, Charity. It spreads its mantle of purity softly and sadly upon the dark abodes of guilt and woe.
Like a bright spirit from the throne above, it whispers peace to him whose heart is pure, and speaks with a warning voice to the corrupt mind.
It falls upon all alike; the rich merchant warmly clothed and the beggar shivering in rags, where joyous forms full of life ride over its smooth surface, and where the poor hut admits the cold wind, and the rude storm warns of winter, want, and death. It fills the highways of the living, and chokes the silent avenues of the
A WHITE WOMAN IN AFRICA.-A Sierre Leone paper states that a white woman, who accompanied her husband, a missionary, up the Cavalla River, last May, excited the greatest curiosity and admiration among the sable dwellers of that benighted region, where a white woman had never before been seen. All wanted to touch her and great surprise was expressed on feeling her hair. The king of the Nyinemo tribe called her very fine," and complimented her husband greatly for his taste in selecting her. And when she told him he might see other white women who would surpasss her, he said that would either never be, or else a very long time. Owing to her presence. the attendance on preaching was extraordinarily large. During her visit at the mission station hundreds went to see her, who said they could feel satisfied to die now that they had seen such a wonderful being as a white woman.
A MOTHER'S INFLUENCE.-How touching the tribute of Hon. T. H. Benton to his mother's influence:
My mother asked me never to use tobacco, and I have never used it from that day to the present: she asked me not to gamble, and I have never gambled, and I cannot tell who is losing in games that can be played. She admonished me, too, agains hard drinking; and whatever capacity for endurance I have at present, and whatever usefulness I may attain in life, I have attributed to having complied with her pious and correct wishes. When I was seven years of age, she asked me not to drink, and I made a resolution of total abstinence, at the time when I was sole constituent member of my own body, and that I have adhered to it through all time, I owe it to my mother."
REGISTER OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS, AT EAST NEW LONDON, FOR THE WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1860. REPORTED BY H. E. CHITTY.
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State of the Weather.
General remarks, observations, &c. &c.
Cold all day.
Very cold all day.
Very cold. Aur. bor. at ni't.
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