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arteries. Let all, or even some, of these mem
reside in this part of the country ?" bers cease to work, I die instantly.-- Dr. Guth- No, I reside in the Bay State, and am on rie.
my way to Philadelphia, on business. How far
is it to New York ?” There is an old legend which says that the “ Well, sir, I really regret to interrupt you, wild geese in their migrations, before they came or put you to inconvenience, but I am conto Mount Taurus, alighted, and each one took a strained to say, I believe you have in your pospebble in its mouth, so that they would have session a horse that I must claim." to fly across without making a noise, that the The traveler looked with surprise and amazeeagles, which infested that region, might not ment, and replied : hear and fall upon them and devour them. So “What do you mean?" should the Christian put a seal upon his lips, “ I believe the horse you are on, in truth, bethat he speak not foolishly and unadvisedly, longs to me. Five years ago, the past autumn, lest he give the adversary an occasion to destroy a valuable young horse was stolen from my him.
stable. Great search was made for him, but no
tidings of him ever came to hand. In color, apTHE HORSE-AIS MEMORY AND SAGACITY.
and movement, it seems to me he was An aged and venerable friend, residing in one the exact counterpart of the horse you are on. of the cities on our Eastera seaboard, a gentle. It would be hardly possible, I think, for two to be man of character and worth, once related to me so near alike.
But my horse was an uncommonthe following anecdote of the horse, illustrating, ly intelligent, sagacious animal. And I will in a remarkable manner, the sagacity and mem- make a proposition to you that will place the ory of this animal.
matter in such a position that the result will be At the close of the revolutionary war, when conclusive and satisfactory, I think, to both of everything was unsettled and in disorder, an ac- We are now within a mile of
my quaintance residing on the Boston road, some which is on the road in the centre of the village thirty or forty miles from New York, lost a valu- before us. When we arrive at my house, your able young horse, stolen from his stable in the horse shall be tied to the east post in front of night. Great search and inquiry were made for my door-the horse I am on to the west post. him, but no tidings of him could be heard, and After standing a short time, the bridle of your no trace of him could ever be discovered. horse shall be taken off, and if he does not go
Almost six full years bad now elapsed, and to a pair of bars on the west side of the house, the recollection even, of the lost animal, had and pass over, and go round to the east side of nearly faded from the mind. At this period a the barn, and pull out a pin, and open the gentleman from the East, in the course of busi. middle stable door and enter, I will not claim Dess, was travelling on horseback on this road, him. If he does, I will furoish you conclusive on his way to Philadelphia. Whea within four evidence that he was bred by me, but never or five miles of a village on the road, the trav. sold--that he was stolen from me just at the eler was overtaken by a respectable looking gen. conclusion of the war; about the very time you tleinan on horseback, a resident of the village, say you purchased hiin." returning home from a short business ride. Ri. The traveler assented to the trial. The horse ding along side by side they soon engaged in a was bitched to the post as proposed_stood a few pleasant desultory conversation. The gentle minutes—the bridle was then taken off-he man was immediately struck with the appear-raised his head-pricked up his ears—looked up ance of the traveler's horse. And every glance the street, then down the street, several timesof the eye cast toward him, seemed to excite an then deliberately and slowly walked past the interest and curiosity to look at him again, and house and over the bars, and to the stable door, to revive a recollection of something he had seen as described, and with teeth and lip drew out before, and soon established in his mind the im- the pin, and opened the door, and entered into pression that for all the world he looked like his old stall. We hardly need to add, he was the horse he had lost some six years ago. This recognized by his neighbors, who fully atsoon became so irresistibly fixed in his mind, that tested to the facts stated by the claimant, and he remarked to the traveler :
that the traveler lost his title to the borse. - Late 66 You have a fine horse."
TEACH TIE CHILDREN.
The celebrated Gerson, although Chancellor “ Well, I suppose him to be about ten or of the University of Paris, and the theological eleven years old.”
leader of the reformatory councils of Pisa and 6. You did not raise him, then ?”
Constance in the early part of the fifteenth cen« No; I purchased him of a stranger, a trav- tury, felt that he had a greater work to do. eler, Dearly six years since.”
After taking a prominent part in all the leading
pray for him.
questions of the age, he retired to a convent at has a gritty appearance, it is said that no grit or Lyons, and found his chief delight in the in- dust is thrown off by the motion giv n to it when struction of little children, saying that it was
under pressure. with little children that the reformation of the
Silk CULTURE promises to be an important part of church should commence. And on his death.
the future industry of California. Silk worms bave
been bred in California regularly sice 1860, and the bed, he sent for the little ones that they might weather having been favorable, the increase bas
been rapid, and next year the production will, it is
expected, reach as higb as 15,000,000 cocoons. It EGGS BY WEIGHT.
is said that the average of European cocoons in A dozen of eggs is a little more definite quan- quality and quantity of fibre is considerably surtity than a dozen of potatoes, but still a very in passed by the California cocoons. definite quantity. A duzen of eggs from little, In New York, an experiment was recently made scrawny, ill-kept chickens, sell for the same price
near tbe barbor with a new electric light, with as a dozen from large, well-kept fowls, while the which the inventor claims to be able to light up the
city with a single lamp more completely than the difference between them is as great as the dis
gas companies do. The light on exhibition last disparity between the heps that laid them. Pur evening was so bright as to be painful to the naked chasers in the market take their chances for eye, and cast bright gleams all over the bay. big and little, and each gets a fair averaye. But
QUANTITY OF HEAT EMITTED BY THE Sun.-Badan it is not so with producers, and here is where the greatest living physicists in this direction, as fol.
sums the results of experiments made by some of tbe injustice occurs. The man who raises choice lows:- The heat of the sun that reaches the earth fowls and keeps them in good condition, sells would be sufficient, if evenly distributed, and if there large, rich eggs for the same price per dozen were neither clouds nor atmosphere to intercept that is paid for others one-third smaller. This part of it, to melt in a year a coat of ice of 30 me
tres (nearly a hundred feet) in thickness. The meoperates as a discouragement to raising good chanical calculation of this force is expressed in hens, and as a premium on poor ones.
kilogrammetres; that is to say, the force necessary A writer in the Canada Furmer insists that to lift a weight of kilogram (uver 2 lbs.) to a height eggs should be sold by the pound, as well as of one metre or about 39 inches. The supply of meat and butter, and gives the difference in the heat from the sun in one minute, if it could be used average weight of dozen of eggs from differ-work without loss of power, would raise to the
for making steam, and tbat steam could be made to ent breeds of fowls, as follows:
height of one metre a weight of 900,000,000,000,Common fowls,
1 lb 6 oz. 000,000 kilograms; that is, the number 9, followed Spanish,
1 lb 91 oz.
by seventeen naughts. As only a small portion of Gray Dorking,
the beat emitted by the sun reaches us, to get the 1 Ib 10 oz.
value in work of the whole of the heat emitted, the Gray Dorking and Branma 1 lb 14
above enormous figure must be multiplied by two Gray Dorking and Cocbin 1 lb 151 oz. thousand millions. It becomes, thea, 1,800,000,000
These are the differences in the average 000,000,000,000,000,000, or, 18, followed by twentyweight from different breeds.
Should we com
THE GREATER Part of the ice used on the Pacific pare the poorest specimens of the poorest breeds
coast is obtained from an ice cave in the nortbern with the best specimens of the best, we would part of Oregon. This cave is said to furnish a never find a difference of fully one-half, and yet a'l are failing supply. The ice remains in a perfect consold at the same price. We buy and sell poth. dition througbout the entire year, and the cave is ing at so loose an adjustment of quantity to price situated on a stream known as the White Salmon, as eggs, except when we buy wood by the load. which empties into the Columbia River, on the
Washington Territory side. The entrance to this Even apples and peaches, when sold by number, icy chamber is near the base of Mount Adams, which bave the price adjusted to the size. But big or stands twenty iniles from the Columbia, and whose little, an egg is an egg.- Wisconsin Farmer. melting snows constitute tbe waters of the White
Salmon. The dimensions of this cave are vast, exITEMS.
tending many miles under the snowy mountain, and A PIECE OF FLEXIBLE Stone has lately been placed the scenery inside is grand. The ice is found in colo on exhibition at a geological institution at South. umns formed by water falling from above, and con. ampton, England. This stone is two feet long, seven gealing as it falls. These columns are cut out in inches wide, and more than one inch in thickness, blocks and conveyed on pack animals to the Colunhaving the appearance of rough sandstone, whicb bia River, and from thence are shipped to all the bends with a slight pressure like a piece of India markets on the coast. rubber. This interesting piece of geology has been IN THE SOCCESSFUL planting of orchards a great placed in a glass case constructed for it, fitted with deal is said to depend upon the manner in which å lever, by touching the key of wbich on the outside the trees are set out, and if, when taken up for this of the case the flexibility of the stone is sbown. It purpose, the trees were marked on the north side, was obtained from Delhi, India. In its natural po- so that when set in the ground again that side would sition the stone is said to run in thin layers in the be presented to the north, their natural position, a soil in which it is found, but is so rare in lodia larger proportion, it is said, would live, as a viols. thint it finds a place in the museums at Calcutta. tion of this law of nature is the cause of many traps. There is a similar stone, but not so wide as the one planted trees dying. If the north side be exposed under notice, in the British Museum, and anotver into the south the beat of the sun is too great for tbat the Museum of the School of Mines ; but specimens side of the tree to bear, and, therefore, it dries up are very rarely to be met with. Although the stone and decays.
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Copy of a Letter written by Elizabeth Webb, in called me to repentance, and to forsake my
1712, to Anthony William Boehm, Chaplain pride and vain company, which was a great to George, Prince of Denmark, with his An- cross to the will of the flesh ; but
for several months; and wbile I did so my soul (Continued from page 531.)
had great peace and divine comfort ; so that When I was about 15 years old, it pleased many times the enjoyment of the divine love God to send the spirit of grace and supplication was more to me than my natural food, or any into my heart, by which I prayed continually outward thing. I remember when the family upto the Lord. As oft as my natural breath u:ed to ask me why I did nit come to meat; I did come and go, there was a divine breathing used to think I had meat to eat, which they in my soul; and
forms of prayer went from knew not of; and in those times of retirement me, for I had po life in them, except that I had manifestations of sufferings, that I should prayer which Jesus Christ taught his disciples. go through; and I had a sight of several things, I have always had a reverent esteem for that, which I have met with since. And in those when I was in a state to pray. But I found times, when I walked alone, I was convinced that the spirit made intercession in me for me, that the Quaker principles were the truth; and according to the present wants and vecessities that their ministry was the true minis:ry. But of my soul; and I remember one expression I dwelt then far from any of them ; only thus., that used to run through my mind very often It had happened, when I was about 12 years was this : “Oh, Lord, preserve me in thy fear old, I had been at a meeting or two, and the and in thy truth!” and, “ Oh, Lord, show me doctrine of one man that preached there proved thy way, and make known thy mind and will to (as the wise mau terms it)
« like bread cast me !" and I thought I was ready to answer it. upon the waters ” to me, for it was found many I much desired to know the people of God, for days after. The sound of his voice seemed to my soul cried, “Oh, Lord, where dost thou, be in my mind when I was alone; and some of where d. st thou feed thy flock? Why should his words, came fresh into my remembrance ; I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of and the voice of the words suited with the thy companions ?" Oh, the drawing cords of spirit, which, at that time, bad the exercise of divine love! Thou didst draw iny soul with my mind ; and I met with a little book of longings and breathings after the knowledge of theirs, and the doctrine therein contained the only true God, and of Jesus Christ, &c. suited with the doctrine of the apostles ; so, I Then there was no condemnation ; the sins of was convinced in my mind; but I did not join ignorance the Lord winked at. But then He'with them then, for by that time flesh and
blood began to be very uneasy, under the yoke | not help myself; therefore, I will give up my. of retirement. And it began to groan for lib. self, my life, and all, into thy holy band; do erty. I was now about 16 years old, and the thy pleasure by me; thy judgments are just, for subile enemy lay near me, and he did not want I have slighted thy sweet love, and have slain instruments; so, I was persuaded by reasoning the babe of grace," &c. And as I sank down
I with the flesh, the words of Satan, that, as I into death, and owned and submitted to the was young, I might take a little more pleasure, judgments of God, my heart was broken, which, and might serve God when I was older. So, I before, was hard, and it pleased my merciful
; let go my exercise of watching and praying, Father to cause bis divine, sweet love to spring and left off retirement, and let my love go out up again in my hard, dry, and barren soul, as a to visible objects; and pride and vanity grew spring of living water; and the compassionate up again, and the divine, meek, sweet, living bowels of a tender Saviour my soul felt, and I spirit withdrew; and I could not find it again had a living hope raised in my mind, and yet when I pleased, although I did seek it some greater afflictions came a!ter. So I may say by times, for I could bave been pleased with the experience, “Strait is the gate and narrow is sweet comforts of his love, though I did not the way that leadeth to life.” And, indeed, I like to bear the daily cross, and because I was bave cause to believe that there are none but convinced it was the Quaker principle; for I such as are made willing to be stripped of all believed that people did enjoy the sweetness of that belong to self or the old man, and so bedivine love at their meetings; I, therefore, come as a little child, that rightly or truly enter went sometimes a great way to a meeting to in at the strait gate; and I do fiod by experiseek for divine refreshment there ; but to no that “no vulturous eye, or venomous purpose, for I was like a dry stick that had no beast, or lofty lion's whelp, can look into or sap or virtue, unto which rain and suoshine, tread in this holy, parrow way," although it is summer and winter, were all alike. Thus it our king's highway. Oh, the longings of my was with me for about three years. Oh, the soul, that all might consider it. But to proceed: remembrauce of that nisspent time, and the Then I thought all was well, the worst is now tribulation that came on me afterwards for my over, and I am taken again into the favor of disobedience, is never to be forgotten by me. God; and so I was led into an elevation of joy, So, when I was about 19 years of age, it pleased but all inwardly in silence; and in a few days the Almighty to send his quickening spirit my soul was led into a wilderness, where I met again into my heart, and his light shined in my with such trials and temptations as it is beyond mind, and all my transgressions were set in my capacity to set forth, as it was ; but when I order before me, and I was made deeply sensi- retired after the joy abated, to look for some ble of my great loss. Then, oh then the vials solid comfort, my beloved, my soul's comforter, of the wrath of an offended Father were poured had withdrawn himself and was gone ; and my out on the transgressing nature in my soul soul was left in a waste bowling wilderness, that had joined with it.Oh, then, I cried, where there was no way, no guide, no light, “ Woe is me, I am undone! I have slain the that I could sec; but thick darkness, such as babe of grace! I have crucified the lord of might be felt, indeed; for the horror of it was life and glory to myself afresh ;" although I such that when it was erening I wished it was had not put him to open shame; for I had been morning, and when it was morniog I wished preserved in moral honesty, in all respects, to for evening. The Lord was dear, but I knew ihat degree, that I durst not tell a lie or speak it not. He had allured my soul into the wil. an ill word; and I could be entrusted in any derness, and there he pleaded with me by his place with any thing; and this would be in my fiery law and righteous judgments. The day of mind many times, that if I was not faithful in the Lord came upon me, which barnt as an the outward mammon, I should not be entrusted oven in my bosom, till all pride and vanity was with the heavenly treasure. But, notwith burnt up. All my former delights and joys standing all my righteousness, he whose eye were gode ; my old heavens were passed away, penetrates all hearts found me so guilty that I as a scroll that is rolled together; and my found there was no mercy for me. Oh, that earthly.heart did burn withio me, as with fire, testimony I found to be very sure, viz. : “Ex- and I had as much exercise in my mind of an. cept your righteousness exceed that of the guish and horror, as I could bear for several scribes and pharisees, there is noo admittance months, and not one drop of divine comfort. into the kingdom of heaven," (nor to see the I could compare my heart to nothing, unless it favor of God). But after many days and was a fire coal or hit iron. No brokenness of nights of sorrow and great anguish, having no heart or tenderness o' spirit at all, though I soul to speak to, it came into my mind to give cried toʻGod continually in the deep distress of up my soul into the hand of God; and I said, my soul, yet not one tear that I could issue "Oh, Lord, if I perish it shall be at the gates from my eyes could prevail. The days of sorof thy mercy, for if thou cast me to hell I can.row and nights of anguish that I went through
po tongue can utter, or heart perceive, which say in effect, “ I am of Paul, and I of Apollos,
(To be continued.)
“ Honoring all men” is reaching that of God man, armed indeed; for he would not suffer
of God. - George Fox. me to enter into resignation, but would have me to look into the mysteries that appertain to
For Frieuds Intelligencer. salvation with an eye of carnal reason, and be- The following is, I believe, a correct copy of cause I could not comprehend in my rational an original letter from that eminent minister of understanding, he caused me to question the the Gospel, Job Seott, now in my possession, truth of all things that are left on record in the which accidentally or providentially fell into the Scriptures of Truth; and would have persuaded hands of a careful person, who, though not in me to sit down in the Jews opinion concerning membership with us, has preserved it as a raluChrist; and many other baits and resting able relic.
A. J. P. piaces he laid before me, but my soul hungered
New YORK, 13th of 3d mo., 1790. after the true bread, the bread of life, that Dear Friend, Jas. Bringhurst :-Under a came from God out of heaven, (which Christ fresh sense of thy kindness divers ways, I think testified of in John vi., from the 27th verse to it my place to inform thee, that after leaving the end, which I had felt near, and my soul | Byberry, I attended Monthly Meeting at had tasted of. Although the devil tormented Wrightstown; then had a meeting at Kingwood, me with his temptations, my soul could not next at Joseph Moore's, then again at King feed on them, but cried continually, “Thy wood, last First-day. Second-day, rode to presence, O Lord, or else I die. Oh, let me Hardwick; at meeting there on Third-dayfeel thy saving arm, or else I perish.” And, Fourth day, rode to Mendon; at meeting there “O Lord, give me faith!” Thus was my on Fifth day, and yesterday rode here in tolesoul exercised in earnest supplication unto God, rable health. Had satisfaction and relief in night and day, and yet I went about my out the several meetings, and feel clear of the Jer. ward business, and made my complaint onto seys, Pennsylvania, and the more Southern nove but to God only. All my faith which I States. I look back with awfulness on the had before, while I was in disobedience, proved path of my painful pilgrimage for the year past, like the building on a sandy foundation. All as well as the rest of my life; and though I am the comfort which I used to have in reading a poor frail worm of the dust, and have not the Scriptures was taken away, and I durst not always been so strictly watchful as I might have read for some time, because it added to con. been, yet I have a most unshaken and souldemnation. So I was left to depend upon God consolating evidence that holy help has always alone, who caused me to feel a little help, some been near, and many times marvellously so. times like a little glimmering of light under-Oh! may I ever adore that high and holy Name, neath my truubles, which caused some stay in which has again and again been my strong my mind; and if it had not been so, I had tower and rock of defence, and henceforward, fallen into despair ; but I much desired to be as long as I live, walk worthy of the vocation brought through my troubles the right way, to which he has called me. I often marvelled and not to shake them off and get over then. at his making u-e of me at all in so great a I had not freedom to make kdown my condition work; but he will send by the hands of whom to any person, for I used to think if the Lord he will send, and has a right to bring his serdid not help me, in vain was the help of man. vants under the most indispensable necessity to And I have since seen that it was well I did go on his errands. Had not this been the case, Dot, upon several accounts, for I might have I had not left dear New England; but I staid come to a loss, if I had done so; for it was the there tillo I durst stay no louger, and I now go will of the Lord to humble, and to burn up, thither again. Yea, gladly I go, feeling reand throw down, all that which might be im. lieved of a weight which I felt for some time puted to man or self; that I might know the before I left home, and ropeatedly since, on the work or building of God to be raised from the journey which I perhaps can convey but little foundation by his owo power (where none of idea of by words. Had I been more perfectly man's buildings were) that all the glory might given up at some particular trying moments, be given to bim alune, for we are very apt to and more thoroughly watchful and attentive to