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A Praying Match

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A Western oorrespondent wntes from Kentucky thus: I ara reminded of an incident whioh lately oocurred in a prominent churcfa, wherein a woll known Unionist, nonio oommand of a Kcntucky regiment, and an eqnally prominent secessionist (whose son is Buckner's Adjutunt), had a praying match. Dnring a prayer meeeting, ono eveniog, tho minister asked brotber O., tho soccssionist, to pray, which he di.J, asfeing the ramoval of our evil ruien,." Ho did not say hom he meant by " evil miers," so, not waiting to be called on, CJolonel P., the Unionist, called on the brethren to join him in prayer, and prayed.for " the rulers set over us and the removal from hia place of power of our traitorous Governor." Brother C, feit called npon to reply, and did so in a resrular seoeseion prayer, asking the blessing of Heaven on the Confedérate Government, miera and people. To close the bout aod end tlie afniy _ of worde, brother P., replied in a Union speech, praying, as all gond and true men ought "to pray, that God would blf-ss and prosper the TJriion cause, smile uporv her arms, lead her soldiere to triumph. sinite the traitors and biing back to tbeir allegianco our misguided brethren of the South ! The secessionist did not reply, and thus the Colonel won hia fiist victory. Ile is a gradúate of West Poinl, but 1 do not know that what he learned there aided him mueh in that conflict. Eat all tliat the appetite requires of the most nourisliing food, such as fresh beef, lam.b, oysters, raw eggB, fruit, vegetables, and throe times a day take a glass of cggnog, made as rieli as the patiënt can bear. Avoid all alcliolic drinks. Eathe twiee a week in water made agreeably warm and in a warm room; after bathing rub the body and limbs with sweet creara or sweet oil. Exercise daily in the open air; walkiDg is the best. Stand erect, exercise the arms and lungs freely, keep the mii;d chcerful ; take freely of the best cough syrup, and conusmption will be a stranger to vour houselio'.d. For "making the best cough syrup, take one ounce of thoroughwort, one ounce or slippery elm, ono ounce stick lijuorice, and one ounce of flax seed ; giminer together in one quart of water until the streugth is entirely extracted. Straiu carufully; add ono pint of best molasses and half a pound of loaf sugar ; simmer them all well together, and when cold, bottle tight. This is the eheapest best, and safest medicino now or ever in use. A few doses of one tablespoonful at a time will alleviato the most distressing cougli of the lungs, sooths and allays irritation, and if coutinutd, subduea any tendency to consumption ; breaks up entirely the wliocping cough, and no better remedy can be í'ound for croup, asthma, bronchitis, and all affections of the lungs and throat. Thousands of precious lives may be saved every year by this choap and simple remedy, as well as thousands of dollars whioh would otherwise .be spent iu the purchase of nostrums which are both useless aud daugerous. - Exchange. m i i - un uw Printers Gentlemiíx. - By the way, (says a writer in the Philudelphia Pí'ess,) it is liglit for printers to know that while, until a recent period, actors were legally dosignated ' vagabonds," in England a Ktatuo passed in the reign of Quesn Anne, distinctly declares that printers, like attortieve, are gentlemen. rJ'ho distinction arofce in this wise: - When swords formed a partot gentecl aune, iney were wuru by many who, Deither by birtli, eduoution nor calling, were entitled to bo eonsidered gentlemen. To place the matter outoi dispute, an act of Parliament was passod, in vvhiob were set forth the various elassc-s authorized to wear swords, or rapiers, as part of their costume, and in this statute printers are expressly named as sntitled to vvhat, at that period, was considered a privilege. ïhe word " printer," in the time of Queen Anne, meant the compositor, who out of a chaos of type, put men's thoughts itito the form which preserves them, ii worthy, for the future as well as the present. Sdccess. - Every raan must patiently bido bis time. He must wait, not in listless idleness, not in useless pastime, not in querulous defeotion, but in constant steady fuliillingand accomplishing bis taük ; that when the occasion comes, be may be equal to the occasion. The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do wel!, vñthout a thoughl oí famc. If it comes at all, it will come beeause it is tje&erved, not because it is songht after. It is a verv indiscreet and troulilesomo ambition whicb caros so much about fama; about what the worhl says of us ; to be always looking in tho face (jf otliers for approval; to be always anxious about tho effect of what we do or eay; to be always shouting to hear (be echoes of ourown voices. - Longellow. jJ3!" The following singular scrap ia from a Methodist paper, Zíoü'h Herald, pnblishoc! in Boston: " A man luid fnigrated from churoh to church breakieg up eaoh as he passed. At last he foand hkneelf in the Presbytorian church, whero he was raaking great prograss. The proacher in graat distress, snid to one of liis elders : " Whitt shall we do with him." ' Oh,' said the eider 'I have been praving the Lord to send him to heil.' ' 01),' brother what do you mean.' ' Mean what I 8ay ; I hope ho will got to heil. He would do goud there; hü vvould break up tho estabüshmuüt ia six weeks.'


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