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“THERE'S NOTHING TRUE BUT HEAVEN.” When we first hear these words we are inclined to think there must be in the world some lasting good besides that which is denied from above. But, upon more reflection, we will be led to conclude that every thing of an earthly nature will soon fade away and forever pass from our view.

Wealth, with all the attractions attendant upon it, may for a short time appear to promise to us true enjoyment; but in a moment our fondest hopes may be turned to the bitterest disappointments, and we feel that “There's nothing true but Heaven."

We may trust confidently in those whom we fondly hoped were our friends; but when affliction comes, or when we most need their sympathy, some of those whom we thought were the most faithful, have entirely forsaken us. And the resistless hand of death may take from our midst those few who still remain unchanged, and thus we are led to think that true and lasting friendship is not to be found on earth.

The fair and the beautiful may picture to themselves bright scenes of pleasure, which they soon hope to realize, but how often are they disappointed, how often do all their pleasures fly away just as they are about to enjoy them, and when it is too late, they know “There's nothing true but heaven.”

When our life is almost gone, and we sec the wisdom, pleasure, wealth and happiness of this world rapidly pass from our sight, and our spirits are about to wing their flight to another world, then can we fully realize 6. There's nothing true but heaven.

WOMAN. FROM the lips of woman every infant hears the first accents of affection, and receives the first lessons of duty on tenderness and love. For the approbation of woman, the grown-up youth will undertake the boldest enterprise and brave every difficulty of study, danger, and even death itself. To the happiness of woman, the man of maturer years will devote the best energies of his mind and body; and from the soothing and affectionate regards of woman, the man who is become venerable by years derives his chief consolation in life's decline. Who, then, shall say that the onehalf of the human race, and they confessedly the most virtuous and the most amiable, may not be entrusted with an intelligence and influence equal to our own? To them, when sorrow afflicts us, we consign half our sufferings, and they cheerfully relieve us by lightening them. When joy delights, we give the half of our pleasures, and they readily consent to share them. They deserve, therefore, the full enjoyment of every privilege that is in our power to confer on them.

Our Monthly Retrospect.

UNITED STATES,

| than the organizing of a secret and Two sections of our country have lawless band for the subjugation of been the objects of unusual interest in Kansas. The issues growing out of the political world since our last issue; that question has caused an excitement and though the public acts which have in the north never before witnessed, elicited this interest are pregnant with while the action of the Massachusetts political excitement and sectional jeal Legislature will undoubtedly have a ousy, they are of too much importance | similar effect in the South. This continto be passed over in silence. We al ual feeding the flame of sectional jeallude to Kansas and Massachusetts. In ousy is much to be regretted by every the one the spirit of lawlessness and true lover of his country, who joins in brutality has run wild, and in the other the memorable aspiration of Webster, Disunion has sat down calmly in the (in his reply to Hayne,) that when his gaise of humanity and plotted treason “eyes should be turned to behold for against the general government. It is the last time the sun in heaven, he now admitted as a fact that the recent might not see him shining on the broelections in the territory of Kansas ken and dishonored fragments of a once were carried by the preconcerted irrup glorious Union ; on States dissevered, tion of an armed mob from Missouri, discordant, belligerant; on a land rent and that the whole proceeding was a with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, gross outrage upon the rights of the in fraternal blood! Let their last feeble citizens of that Territory and the Union and lingering glance rather behold As was to be expected, such an unjus- the gorgeous ensign of the republic, tifiable proceeding has caused a whirl- | now known and honored throughout wind of indignation to sweep over the the earth, still full high advanced, its public mind of the north, and thous arms and trophies streaming in their ands who were the friends or advocates original luster, not a stripe erased or of the “popular sovereignty” scheme | polluted, nor a single star obscured, of the last Congress now condemn the | bearing for its motto no such miserable "first fruits” of that measure. It is | interrogatory as, 'What is all this not just, however, to hold the entire | worth ?? nor those other words of delusouth responsible for the acts of a few sion and folly, ‘Liberty first and Union thousand excited Missourians, led on afterwards ;' but everywhere, spread all by one or two political demagogues over in characters of living light, blazing the great bulk of the southern people on all its ample folds, as they float over will repudiate all such demonstrations the sea and over the land, and in every as dangerous to the perpetuity of our wind under the whole heavens, that republican institutions; and for the other sentiment, dear to every true same reasons there are thousands in American heart-Liberty AND Union, the north who will repudiate the action now and forever, one and inseparable!" of Massachusetts in the passage of the An act “to protect the keepers of Personal Liberty bill,* which virtually hotels, inps and boarding-houses” was nullifies the Fugitive Slave law. What passed by the Legislature of this State, ever opinions we and our friends may which provides that they shall not be entertain of that act as one of the com- held responsible for the loss of any promises of 1850, we do not think the articles of value by their boarders or passage of such laws for its obstruction guests, unless they be deposited with any nearer the right way of working them for safe keeping, nor for the rob

bery of their baggage if they leave their *This act was passed by both houses of the

rooms unlocked. It gives also the Massachusetts Legislature, and vetoed by Governor Gardiner, on the ground of its unconstitution right of lien upon the baggage for board ality. The veto was no sooner received and read due, and renders swindling boarders, than the bill was again passed over the executive objections, by a yote of 230 to 76 in the House

who come with a mere empty show of and 30 to 3 in the Senate.

baggage, for the purpose of deceiving,

liable to be arrested, imprisoned, and hopefully spoken of. This, in connecfined to an amount not exceeding $100. tion with the fact that large quantities While tavern-keepers are thus justly of wheat and flour are concentrated at protected in their rights, we trust they the great Lake-ports, point with almost will pay such regard to the rights of certainty to a reduction of the present those who suffer by the evils of intem ruinous prices of breadstuffs. The perance as will induce them to submit fruit crops, too, look encouraging all quietly to the new law which takes over the East, North and West. In the effect on the first of October.

| South the planters have suffered much Governor Pollock has advertised the from drouth, and a rise in many of Main Line of the public works of the the staple productions of that region is State to be sold, at the Merchants' Ex spoken of-particularly in sugars and change, in Philadelphia, under the molasses. In California late developrecent act of the Legislature. The pro ments have shown that the prices of perty to be sold includes the whole many articles have been kept up by main line of public works, between speculators exhausting the market, and Philadelphia and Pittsburg, consisting they are now beginning to suffer in of the Philadelphia and Columbia Rail consequence, and deservedly too. No road, the Allegheny Portage Railroad, man deserves commiseration who including the new road to avoid the meets with misfortune by speculating inclined Planes, the Eastern Division in the necessities of his less fortunate of the Pennsylvania Canal, from Colum fellows. bia to the Junction, the Juniata Division Col. Kinney, about whose fillibusterof the Pennsylvania Canal, from the ing movements so much has been said Junction to the eastern terminus of the of late, has been held to trial for fitting Allegheny Portage Railroad to Pitts out an armed expedition to Nicaragua. burg, and including also the bridge over The Colonel alleges that his three hunthe Susquehanna at Duncan's Island, dred men found on the vessel at Philatogether with all the surplus water delphia were merely intended as a power of said canals, and all the reser colony ; but published extracts from a voirs, inachinery, locomotives, cars, letter, written to a friend in Texas, go trucks, stationary engines, workshops, far towards showing an intention on water stations, toll houses, eto.

his part to set up a government there The next State Fair of the Pennsyl on his own account, in violation of our vania Agricultural Society will be held national neutrality laws. at Harrisburg on September 25,-6-7-8, 1 The supplement to the Commen the citizens of that place having sub- School law passed by the late Legislascribed the annount requisite to secure ture of this State, contains a section its location in that borough. The an- recognizing the “ Pennsylvania School nual address will be delivered by Judge Journal," (published in this city by Watts, of Cumberland, President of Thos. H. Burrowes, Esq.,) as the official the Society.

organ of the department of Common The fruits of the Sunday liquor law Schools of the Commonwealth, and speak volumes for the cause of Temper authorizing the superintendent to subance. The Philadelphia Bulletin of a scribe for one copy to be sent to each recent date says that on Monday morning the returns of many of the lieu for public use, the cost of the same to tenants of police were blank sheets, not be paid by the State. The Journal will & single arrest having been made in hereafter contain the current decisions, their districts the day before. In several the annual report, and such other offiof the wards in which the station houses cial circulars and letters of explanaiion were formerly tilled to overtlowing each as the Superintendent may find it neweek with the victims of Sunday tip- cessary to issue. This will be a great pling, not a single person has been ar- i public convenience, and will materially rested for drunkenness since the going increase the interest and usefulness of into effect of the Sunday law. If Pro- that excellent publication, increasing hibition works so well one day in seven its circulation about 1500 copies. Mr. why not try it the other six?

Burrowes has 1.a bored iong and at much The Crop prospects are highly en- sacrifice for the cause of popular educouraging. We have intelligence from cation, and this mark of confidence vas all parts of the country, and eve"ywhere i well deserved. indications of a lombui ha) y ale nie powinno le new 3 toro

OUR MONTHLY RETROSPECT.

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strain the sale of intoxicating liquors present ocoupants would blow up the in this State are denouncing it as “the fortifications as soon the captors enterjag law," and men who never felt any ed. In such an event the slaughter sympathy for the temperance cause would be too horrible for even distant before have suddenly turned bar-room contemplation! temperance lecturers, and express great Politically, the war is treated by the fears that this “jag law” will greatly London press as a fixture upon the increase intemperance! They should Governments of France and England, take the epithet home to themselves and all prospects of its removal by diand throw their fears to the winds. | plomacy regarded as at an end, although The “jug law” is older than the tem- | the English Premier-Lord Palmerston perance movement, and the friends of --had evaded a direct answer in the Prohibition never advocated any such House of Commons as to whether the measure. They would have had the Conferences at Vienna were finally broancient "jug law” repealed along with ken off or not. The sincerity of Austhe tavern license law, but their oppo tria is much doubted, and a rumor is nents objected. If there is anything | mentioned that she was endeavoring obnoxious about the "jug !aw” the | to bring all the German States into a anti-temperance men must bear the re- league of neutrality. A motion has sponsibility of it. The temperance men been notified in the House of Lords of will repeal it for entire prohibition as an address to the Queen deploring the soon as they can do so.

| failure of negotiations. The French The Virginia election on the 24th Minister of Foreign Affairs, unwilling alt., was warmly contested, and the to see the war persevered in, had reresult watched with unusual interest signed the seals of office, and Count by all parties. The returns received at | Walewski, the French Ambassador at the time we go to press leave no doubt London, had been called home to sucof the election of Henry A. Wise, dem ceed Drouyn de L'Huys. Considerable ocratic, over Flournoy, American, by a surprise is expressed that an AmeriLarge majority. The democrats appear can ship, said to belong to Boston, with to have elected their Congressmen also. the owners on board as supercargoes,

should have reached a Russian port in THE OLD WORLD.

the Baltic, apparently laden with cotton We have news from England to the only, but having on board 50,000 mus12th of May and from the Crimea to kets and 5,000 revolvers. The English 10th, from which we can gather very Consuls in the ports of the United little hope for the peace of Europe or States are blamed for failing to watch of the early determination of the siege and notify such an adventure. The of Sebastopol. Although the allies, London Times again expresses astonishduring their recent incessant bombard- ment at the reported Russian sympament, threw an amount of shot into thies of the people of the United States. the town equal in weight to the rails of the writer considers it shocking and the entire route of the Pennsylvania | revolting. Railroad, the advantage gained was but! An attempt has been made to assastrifling. The Russians repaired during | sinate Napoleon the Little, Emperor of the night the damage done the pre- the French. He was shot at in the ceding day. In the numerous sorties public street by an Italian named Pia and skirmishes which have taken place, nori, who fired two pistol shots before the allies have generally come off vic- | he was arrested. He says he made the tors, but the Russians are so well rein- | attempt to revenge the overthrow of forced and supplied that they can afford the Roman Republic. The fact that to laugh at all such repulses. The this bold attempt to rob France of her mpression is now obtaining (and we ruler in so foul a manner has created have thought so for a year past) that but little excitement in Paris-much the allies will yet be compelled to raise less than the murder of the grop-shop the siege and fight their enemy in the pugilist, Bill Poole, did in New Yorkopen Crimea, in order to cripple him does not look as if the Usurper stood effectually by cutting off his reinforce very high in the affections of the peoments and supplies. Under the present ple. Pianori has already been constate of affairs the allies could not hold demned to death ; but the successful Sebastopol hardly long enough to de- wholesale butcher of French republistroy it-but the probability is that the cans is still at large and the recipient

of flattering encomiums tendered by the LIFE OF THE WORLD IN MINIATUBE. constitutional England !

The German mind, which always views. A serious insurrection has broken the inward as over the outward, is in out in Ukraine, and it is stated that it. The facts of history are made to Poland is becoming very restless. The assume their original positions in the indications tend strongly to show that living, Christian philosophy of history. the allies will yet be compelled to adopt We cannot refrain from referring to Kossuth's policy of attacking Russia | the fact that these standard works are through Poland, Hungary and Italy, 1 but a fair specimen of the well selected before they can indulge any reasonable | stock of the higher order of literature hope of humiliating the surly Bear or in all its departments which fill the elevating the oppressed nationalities of ample shelves of the book store of Murdown-trodden Europe. All of that em- | ray & Stoek. It is a pleasure, in these inent statesman's predictorial conclu- | times of the trashy deluge (permitted sions are being rapidly developed, and in wrath ?) in the book line, to look haughty England will yet be compelled upon the vast stoek of solid volumes to admit the Magyar was right.

which are here brought together-SunA great triumph of art has been day-school, tract society publications, achieved in the construction of a line together with the old and new standard of magnetio telegraph from London to works in Theology. Messrs. Murray & the Crimea, which is now complete, Stoek are paying special attention to with the exception of a portion across religious publications, and are well the Danube. Notwithstanding this supplied with the excellent issues of break in the line, a message can now Robert Carter, Lindsay & Blakiston and be transmitted from the camp at Sebas others. We can confidently invite our topol to the government in England in friends who visit the city of Lancaster, two hours. In the House of Commons to make a pilgrimage through the exthe question is now asked every night tensive up-stairs and down-stairs of this whether there is any news from the seat | large book establishment. We may of war, and the answer has almost in also say, from experience, that there is variably been, nothing worth copmu here, at least in regard to many works, nicating. The goverument has com a real advantage in price over city book plete control of the wires and great stores. The advantages of the trade caution is exercised in giving unplea are all open to country dealers equal sant news to the public.

with those enjoyed by city dealers; and The French government has the ne- when we consider that there are many gotiation of a new war loan of $140,000,- | items of expense, such as rents, &c., 000 under consideration. A pretty sum less in country towns, we need not to be dedicated by a Christian nation wonder that the large stores in the to feed the horrors of war.

Finland cities can sell cheaper. Lately

we purchased a new book in PhiladelNOTES ON LITERATURE. I phia for $1.25, which we saw a few days CECIL's Works. in three volumes, jucludin's Mis , aiter on the shelves of Murray & Stock

cellapies, Sermons and Remains. New York: for 875 cents. It is a matter of sincere Robert Carter, os Capal-st.

joy that such centers of literature and OUTUNES OF UX EXAL Ilisiokx, from the Creation of the World to the prent tune Fum thinhpht are brought so near to us. German of Dr. George Weber. Boston: Jenks, Hicklin, and Swan.

MARSILILI. HALL.---The Committee of They excellent work have been land the Synod of the German Reforined before us by the enterprising irm of 1 church entrusted with the erection of Booksellers, MURAY & Srork, of Lan- this ball near the College, in Lancaster, caster, Cecil is well known as a clear, I have matured their plans, selected the sparkling, original, earnest and pious, site, and are moving on with vigor. writer. In the Folume of Remains, Tee sulscriptions to the fund have alwhich is principally made up of lason ready conimenced. It is expected that ics, there is a vast amount of suguestive i the building will be commenced after thought, and many valuable bints for harvest. This hall, which has been ministers. Weber's is by far the best i neatly lithographed, will scarcely be attempt at Universal History that is incond in beanty to the fine College edyet fallen into our bands. Tils not like Pies, to which it is to stand in friendly most others, a careful 100-olidation and brotherhood upon the same bill. Sucabridgment of taot; but rather it is coeg to it.

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