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D., whose opinion it generally expresses, NEWSPAPER READERS.

does not like it, because it is not severe MR. A. believes he shall discontinue his enough upon the opposition. paper, because it contains no political news; E. thinks it does not pay due attention to while

fashionable literature. B. is decidedly of opinion, that the same F. cannot bear the flimsy notions of idle paper dabbles too freely in the political writers. inovements of the day.

G. will not suffer a paper to lie upon his 6. don't take it, because it is all on one table which ventures to express an opinion side; and

against slavery.




H. never patronises one that lacks moral * What is the matter here?" he asked, courage to expose the evils of the day. turning to the bookkeeper.

I. declares he does not want a paper filled “ A worthless beggar-boy," was the man's with the hodge-podge doings and undoings answer; and he scarcely looked up from his of the Legislature.

work. J. considers that paper the best which In the meanwhile, Herr Richter glanced gives the greatest quantity of such proceed- towards the boy, and remarked that, when ings.

close to the door, he picked up something K. patronises the papers for the light and from the ground. “Ha! my little lad, what lively reading which they contain.

is that you picked up?" he cried. The L. wonders that the press does not pub. weeping boy turned, and showed him a lish Dewey's sermons, and such other solid needle. matter.

“And what will you do with it?" asked M. will not even read a paper that will the other. not expose the evils of sectarianism.

“My jacket has holes in it," was the N. is decidedly of opinion that the pulpit, answer: "I will sew up the big ones." and not the press, should meddle with reli- Herr Richter was pleased with this reply, gious dogmas.

and still more with the boy's innocent, 0. likes to read police-reports.

handsome face. “ But are you not ashamed," P., whose appetite is less morbid, would he said, in a kind though serious tone, "you not have a paper in which these silly reports so young and hearty, to beg? Can you not are printed in his house.

work: Q. likes anecdotes.

“Ah, my dear Sir," replied the boy, “I do R. wont take a paper that publishes them, not know how; and I am too little yet to and says, that murders and dreadful thresh or fell wood. My father died three accidents ought not to be put into papers. weeks ago, and my poor mother and little

S. complains that his miserable paper brothers have eaten nothing these two days. gave no account of that highway robbery Then I ran out in anguish and begged for last week.

alms. But, alas ! a single peasant only gave T. says the type is too small.

me yesterday a piece of bread : sicce then, I U. thinks it too large.

have not eaten a morsel." V. stops his paper, because it contains It is quite customary for beggars by trade nothing but advertisements.

to contrive tales like this; and this hardens W. wants it to see what is for sale. many a heart against the claims of genuine

X. will not take the paper unless it is left want. But this time the merchant trusted at his door before sunrise; while

the boy's honest face. He thrust his hand Y. declares he will not pay for it, if left into his pocket, drew forth a piece of money, so early; that it is stolen from his house and said, before he is up.

“There is half a dollar : go to the baker's, And, last of all, come the complaints of and with half the money buy bread for yoursome of the ladies, who declare the paper self, your mother, and your brothers; but very uninteresting, because it does not, bring back the other half to me.” every day, contain a list of marriages; just The boy took the money, and ran joyfully as if it were possible for the poor printer to away. marry people without a license, and whether “Well,” said the surly bookkeeper," he the parties will or no. But the variety of will laugh in his sleeve, and never come back newspaper eaders is too great for the again.” present review; and “we give them up," “Who knows?” replied Herr Richter. with a determination to pursue the “even And, as he spoke, he beheld the boy returning, tenor of our way,” in offering to the public running quickly, with a large loaf of black such reading as, in our humble opinion, will bread in one hand, and some money in the prove most useful to them, and as interesting other. as possible.-- American Paper.

“There, good Sir!” he cried, almost breathless ; “there is the rest of the money."

Then, being very hungry, he begged at once PROVIDENCE PROSPERS

for a knife to cut off a piece of the bread. HONESTY.

The bookkeeper reached him in silence his

pocket-knife. A POOR boy, about ten years of age, The lad cut off a slice in great haste, and entered the warehouse of the rich merchant, was about to take a bite of it. But suddenly Samuel Richter, in Dantzic, and asked the he bethought himself, laid the bread aside, bookkeeper for alms.

and folding his hands, rehearsed a silent “ You will get nothing here," grumbled prayer. Then he fell to his meal with a the man, without raising his head from his hearty appetite. book : “be off!"

The merchant was moved by the boy's Weeping bitterly, the boy glided towards unaffected piety. He inquired after his the door, at the moment that Herr Richter family and home, and learned from his simple entered.

narrative that his father had lived in a vil




lage, about four iniles distant from Dantzic, innocence. Of his weekly allowance, he where he owned a small house and farm; sent the half regularly to his mother until but his house had been burned to the ground, she died, after having survived two of his and much sickness in his family had com- brothers. She had passed the last years of pelled him to sell his farm. He had then her life, not in wealth, it is true, but, by the hired himself out to rich neighbour; but, aid of the noble Richter, and of her faithful before three weeks were at an end, he died, son, in a condition above want. broken down by grief and excessive toil. After the death of his beloved mother, And now, his mother, whom sorrow had there was no dear friend left to Gottlieb in the thrown upon a bed of sickness, was, with her world except his benefactor. Out of love to four young children, suffering the bitterest him he became an active zealous merchant. poverty. He, the eldest, had resolved to seek He began by applying the superfluity of his for assistance, and had gone at first from vil- allowance, which he could now dispose of at lage to village, then had struck into the high his pleasure, to a trade in Hamburg quills. road, and at last, having begged everywhere When by care and prudence he had gained in vain, bad come to Dantzic.

about a hundred and twenty dollars, it hapThe merchant's heart was touched. He had pened that he found in his native village a but one child, and the boy appeared to him considerable quantity of hemp and flax, which as a draft at sight, which Providence had was very good, and still to be had at a reasondrawn upon him as a test of his gratitude. able price. He asked his foster-father to

“Listen, my son!” he began : "have you advance him two hundred dollars, which the then really a wish to learn ? "

latter did with great readiness; and the busi“0, yes; I have indeed!” cried the boy : ness prospered so well that, in the third year " I bave read the Catechism already; and I of his clerkship, Gottlieb had already acquired should know a good deal more, but at home the sum of five hundred dollars, Without I had always my little brother to carry, for giving up his trade in flax, he now trafficked mother was sick in bed.”

in linen goods ; and the two combined made Herr Richter suddenly formed his resolu- him, in a couple of years, about a thousand tion. “Well, then," he said, "if you are good, dollars richer. and honest, and industrious, I will take care This happened during the customary five of you. You shall learn, have meat, and years of clerkship. At the end of this period, drink, and clothing, and in time earn some Gottlieb continued to serve his benefactor five thing besides. Then you can support your years more, with industry, skill, and fidelity; mother and brothers also."

then he took the place of the bookkeeper, who The boys eyes flashed with joy. But in a died about this time; and three years aftermoment he cast them to the ground again, wards he was taken by Herr Richter as a and said sadly, “My mother all the while partner into his business, with a third part of has nothing to eat.”

the profits. At this instant, as if sent by Providence, an But it was not God's will that this pleasant inhabitant of the boy's native village entered partnership should be of long duration. An Herr Richter's house. This man confirmed insidious disease cast Herr Richter upon a the lad's story, and willingly consented to bed of sickness, and kept him for two years carry the mother tidings of her son Gottlieb, confined to his couch. All that love or and food, and a small sum of money from the gratitude could suggest, Gottlieb now did to merchant. At the same time, Herr Richter repay his benefactor's kindness. Redoubling directed his bookkeeper to write a letter to his exertions, he became the soul of the whole the Pastor of the village, commending the business, and still he watched long nights at widow to his care, with an additional sum the old man's bedside, with his grieving wife, enclosed for the poor family, and promising until, in the sixty-fifth year of his life, Herr further assistance.

Richter closed his eyes in death. As soon as this was done, Herr Richter at Before his decease, he placed the hand of once furnished the boy with decent clothes, his only daughter, a sweet girl of only twoand at noon led him to his wife, whom he and-twenty years, in that of his beloved accurately informed of little Gottlieb's story, foster-son. He had long looked upon them and of the plans which he had formed for him. both as his children. They understood bim; The good woman readily promised her best they loved each other; and in silence, yet assistance in the latter, and she faithfully affectionately and earnestly, they solemnised kept her word.

their betrothal at the bedside of their dying During the next four years, Gottlieb at- father. tended the schools of the great commercial In the year 1828, ten years after Herr city; then his faithful foster-father took him Richter's death, the house of Gottlieb Bern, into his counting-room to educate him for late Samuel Richter, was one of the most business. Here, as well as there, at the respectable in all Dintzic. It owned three writing-desk, as on the school-bench, the large ships, employed in navigating the Baltic ripening youth distinguished himself, not and North seas, and the care of Providence only by his natural capacity, but by the seemed especially to watch over the interests faithful industry with which he exercised it. of their worthy owner; for worthy he reWith all this, his heart retained its native mained in his prosperity. He honoured his



mother-in-law like a son, and cherished her declining age with the tenderest affection, until, in her two-and-seventieth year, she died in his arms.

As his own marriage proved childless, he took the eldest son of each of his two remaining brothers, now substantial farmers, into his house, and destined them to be his heirs. But in order to confirm them in their humility, he often showed them the needle which had proved such a source of blessing to him, and bequeathed it as a perpetual legacy to the eldest son in the family.

It is but a few years since this child of poverty, of honest industry, and of misfortune, passed in peace from this world.

“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.” (Psalm xxxvii. 37.)- From the German.


IN TUNIS. A GIRL, after she is betrothed, is cooped up in a small room, with shackles of gold and silver upon her ankles and wrists. If she is to be married to a man who has discharged, despatched, or lost a former wife, the shackles which the former wife wore are put upon the new bride's limbs, and she is fed till they are filled up to the proper thickness. The food used for this custom, worthy of barbarians, is a seed called drough, which is of an extraordinary fattening quality. With this seed, and their national dish cuscusoo, the bride is literally crammed, and many actually die under the spoon.—Colonel Keating's Travels in Europe and Asia.


TREATMENT OF SERVANTS. Mr. R. W. VANDERKISTE, in his “Notes of a Six Years' Mission principally among the Dens of London,” says, except amongst pious and feeling people, the great minority of our population, domestic service is rendered a complete slavery, and ill-temper is vented by the mistress and her daughters upon some unhappy servant, who is converted into a kind of lightning-conductor to receive the effects of their wrath and morbid feelings. The late hours kept, and the necessity for early preparation of the master's and young gentlemen's breakfasts, leaves the servant frequently but about five hours for sleep.

I have continually met with young women who have left their situations completely worn down, some with swelled legs, from running up and down stairs. In addition to incessant labour, scarce to obtain a kind word or civil expression has a brutalising effect upon the mind; so that, as some have said, “I felt so miserable, I did not care what became of me; I wished I was dead." An amount of ingenuity appears too often to be exercised, worthy of a better cause, in obtaining the largest possible amount of labour out of the domestic machine ; whilst the young ladies are screaming to the piano and guitar, or ringing bells for amusement, or copying Jullien's polkas, instead of running more sensible polkas up and down stairs, to assist the unfortunate maid-of-all-work. Godless families drive thousands of young women on the streets, who are destitute of vital religion. Others, disgusted with service, attempt a miserable existence by needlework, and are again tempted, by semi-starvation, to sin. At a singular meeting held about two years

since, at the British School-room, Shadwell, more than one thousand female slop-workers were present, by far the greater part in clothing to which the word “ rags" was literally applicable in its fullest meaning. On the question being asked, How many had earned 8s. last week: not a hand was held up throughout the whole assembly. Next 78. was tried, but with a like result. Five had earned 6s., twenty-eight had earned 5s., thirteen had earned 48. 6d., one hundred and forty-two had earned 38., one hundred and fifty had earned 28. 6d., seventyone had earned 2s., eighty-two had earned 13. 6d., ninety-eight had earned only 18., and of this last class eighty-eight stated they were entirely dependent upon their own exertions for support; ninety-two females had earned under 1s., and two hundred and twenty-three had had no work at all during the whole of the week.


It would be difficult to find any one who ever really derived any permanent advantage from working on the Sabbath, although very many in a small way of business, such as bakers and greengrocers, imagine that they would lose their trade if they were to discontinue the practice. There are, however, persons still living and doing well whó thought otherwise, and who have prospered beyond their most sanguine expectations. One such instance occurred to a young man, a baker by trade, who lived in a seaport town of Hampshire. He had resided in the



place sufficiently long to form many pleasant Salisbury, and that, in the event of his not connexions, and to become greatly attached succeeding, he should return in about a to his abode, when he was told by his em- week. This done, he proceeded to put the ployers that, in consequence of some new letter in the post-office, and had nearly arrangements, his services would be required reached the place, when he was beckoned during part of the Sabbath, namely, from across the street by an elderly tradesman, nine in the morning till two in the afternoon. who asked him if he had got a situation. His employers, seeing that the young man On being answered in the negative, the seemed greatly perplexed, said to him, “You baker, for such he was, said as follows :can take a month to consider the matter, “Well, I have been thinking about retiring and then we will talk further on the subject;' from the cares of business for some time intimating, at the same time, that unless he past. I have no family, and have acquired complied with the proposal, they would be sufficient to take me to my journey's end : constrained, although unwillingly, to look so if you feel inclined to take my business, out for another assistant. The young man you shall have it.". The young man anwas much distressed: he desired to continue swered that he would gladly embrace such in the situation which he occupied till able a favourable offer; but, having neither relato commence business on his own account; tives nor friends to assist him with sufficient and there was certainly no hope whatever capital, he should not be able to do so. of his obtaining a similar situation in the “Well, I have thought that matter over town. His determination was, however, too,” replied the tradesman; “and the soon made; and notwithstanding the earnest difficulty can be casily got over. Let the remonstrances of his young friends, who stock be valued by mutual friends, and an entreated him not to ruin himself, he firmly, agreement drawn up and signed, and you yet respectfully, made known to his em- shall pay me by instalments. I know that ployers that he could not work on the Lord's you are a young man of sound principles; day. Very well, then, the matter is set- and therefore I will undertake to recomtled," was the brief reply. Nothing more mend you to those with whom I have been was said: the master turned on his heel, in the habit of dealing, as well as to those though not without a secret consciousness who deal with me. Never fear: do as I have that the place of the young man would not done before,-trust in Divine Providence, be readily supplied ; and the discharged and you will do well." The agreement was journeyman went slowly to his lodging, made at once, and the young man returned hoping, as he turned round the corner, and to his lodging in high spirits: it was no passed the door of the baking-house, that he longer needful to set out for Southampton, might hear the voice of his master calling nor yet to ask his friends to look out for a him to return. One week then passed, then situation on his account: he wrote to them, another: the faith of the young man was indeed, and that on the same day, but his sorely tried; but he remembered the promises letter told only of joy and thankfulness. In of the Lord, and took courage. At length, about a fortnight he commenced business, when his savings were nearly exhausted, he and shortly after married a very respectable wrote a letter to his family, informing them young woman. He is now a flourishing that he was going to Southampton in quest iradesman, with a good prospect of retiring of a situation, probably from thence to from business at no distant period. -S. M.


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"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”

[All notices for this department, if not sent by one of the Ministers of the Circuit, must be authenticated by his signature, in addition to that of the sender.)


Residence, &c.
Bearpark, Jane, Monkwearmouth,
Davis, Mrs. Charlotte, Kelson,
Johnson, Mr. Luke, Allendale-Town,
Jones, Mr. Robert, Bradford,
Mason, Mr. Joseph, Namptwich,
Rees, Mrs. Mary Ann, Kelson,


Haverford, West,
Bradford, West,
Haverford, West,

| Agel Date of Death. 72 Sept. 14th, 1852. 36 Oct. 6th, 1852. 84 Sept. 21st, 1852. 70 Feb. 9th, 1849. 64 Sept. 4th, 1852. 32 Sept. 17th, 1852

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