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If you will allow me to write in a rambling,anme> thodical manner, I irill try to give Willi-mantic people some idea of th a t part of a atudcBt’s life which is little nnder^ood out of the immediate vidnity of the colleges. 1 do not wish to make it a labor,in any aense of the word, but rather a pleasure, fur it is alwaya a pleasure to the student to dwell on the joy* of his happr four years' life. So wl ile I am taking my afternoon enoke in “Old Sonih,”I will give you little narratives of our festal days. I shall not take things in order, but while the inspiration is on will write of what has occupied the atudents’ attention fur the past tbrue or four days— tha initiation of the class o f’C8. There are three Freshman societies, two secret, Kappa Sigma Epsilon and Delta Kappa,and one open, Oatuma Nu. Toward the end of the OLllege year emissaries are sent to the dlf-fereat acadamies and preparatoiy schools which lie within a reasonable distance from New Haven, to pledge men to these societies sothat theFreshmen come to Yale,muat of them already pledged to become Biem-bers of one of them. Those who are to become members uf the two secret societies are to have a public initiation before they arc considered worthy to become acquiunt-ed with the secrets of their respective fraternities.. Tliis iBitiatioB takes place during th e second week of the term, in Union Hall, and in the streets of New Haven, and though !t is getting to be a nuisance to those citizens who lore quiet and early hours, the policc are instructed not to ap-interfere with the demonstrations unless too great exceasea are indulged in. A committee is chosen called the initiating committee, from the Sophomore clasa, to make all necessary an-angcments. Each Freshman is assigned to two Sophomores, whose duty is to see him properly put thmugh- A note is sent to each one, reading like this: “Mr,---------, you will be waited upon at your room this evening to be initiated into the iMrful Btysteries of the ---------Fraternity. Per order Committee. This arrangement would put the whola matter of the initiation in the handa ot the , Sophomores. To prevent this has arisen the custom of stealing Freshman. The Juniors and Seniors waylay the Freshmen during the day, and, either by per^iuasion or force, convey them to ruumg where they arc lucked in and fed till night. In most cases the Freshman are glad to be stolen, for the violence of an upper-class man is gentle, c«mpai«d with the tender mercies of irate Sophs. Over thirty, were thus looked into Old South and kept till nightfall. About 7 o’clock the Sophs, array themselves in the most hideous and unheard o/ costumes, and each with a tin hum aud a billy or a banger set out in couples alter the Freshman who has been assigned them. Many or most ot the Sophomores liud uo Fi-ushmau, fur he haa been stolen aud is quietly getting his Homer or Livy in some Senior’s room. The Freshman who is so unfortunate as not to b« stolen is then immediately blindfolded and led into the street. He is then proaieBaded around for a while,made to duff his h a t to any lady who au y ciiance to be out, told to st«p high when he should step down, to ^ w profoundly and address what be aupposes a professor or a tutor but which is in reality a lamp or hitching post, climb tree«, Ac., Ac. On meeting another party with a Freshman, the two invariably must embrace and kiss one another. Many invitations are given the Sophomores to bring theirFre*hman to private houses for tha en-teruinment of a company of girla gathered t« meet them. Here the Freshman is made to dance, sing, play upon the piano or speak as he is able, no one daring to deny his talen t be it ever so little. Other Freabmen are taken to a student’s room, where after earing the alphabet or multiplication table their baadagea removed for a time, while oGe or more couple have a bout with the (loves or foils. After all the amuseuent poasible is gained from these sources you may see squads of men Biaking for the various restaurants in the city, when the FreahmaB pays for as sumptuoua an entertainment as can be provided. Then they move in sileace toward the initjatioB hall I say in silence, fur before supper the night is made hideous with two hundredtin horns. A Sophomore applies the mouth of the horn to a Freshman’a ear, and, blowing a blast, says, “Freshman, dost bear.” Poor Freshie timidly answers “yes.” The Soph rejoins in sepulchral tones, “ ’Tis well, proceed.” On arriving a t th e hall, the Freabmen are huddled, blindfolded, into a close room, about as thick as they can stand, whence they are taken, one by one, or a few a t a time, to be initiated. You must picture if you can a hall with a hnndred as ten ific-looking beings as ever haunted your childhood, all masked and blowing loud and long blasts on the ever- present tin horn. The Freshman is firet put into a cradle a t full length. A cradle Bot soft and downy, but hard and splintery with rodcers as high as a man's head. Beiqg told to hang on to the sides he is rocked awhile and then Uken to the . chariot fur b ride. The chariot has a seat Buide of cross pieoca BBd b good, hard, knotty back and big, lumberiBg wkeds. The race track has •qnare sticks of wood 3 inches high, bolted to the floor, and arotiad this track,all blindfolded, the FfeahBWB aro wbiried as &st as th e w c a a b e r n d B to go.. TboBho (oes iBto the ben-eot^t, b Iwx jn t t lalipi onongh to «it«p in, with slats on all.'th* Bidce, bnt a solid tup. Fifty horns are applied to the spaces between the slats and blown, and fiftybillies or bang^r^ pound on the solid top> making ju s t a little noise. The Freshman is then allowed to rest a little while on a seat, which vanishes a« soon as his weight is-placed on it. He is then treated to a ro u - tory ride in a box where he is strapped in, which turns by a crank. This feature of the ceremony is not resorted to,unless the subje c t has become,for some reason, obnoxious. The victim is next put into a box large enough for him to stand up in. To the top of the box is fastened a rope, which passes over a pulley in the roof, by which he may be -Irawn to the peak. There is a trap door in the bottom of the box, which is opened when it is drawn up, and he Cilia into a blanket held by a dozen stout Sophomores who proceed to toss him in a most ludicrous and diverting manner. But one more tor* ture and he is tried and approved. This consists of the French guillotine. The subject is bound to the block, the bandage removed from his eyes and the ponderous, knife slides down the groove toward his neck,but it is so made as to stop about six inches from the fatal point. The burial and -<he electric skeleton are sometimes used. The Freshman is then released, his coat put on him wrong side outwards, a ticket given ensuring him agaii^t further torments, and he roams free to witness the woes of other Freshmen. About 12 o’clock the Seniors and Juniors with theirstolen Freshmen appear. They have promised th a t the Freshmen in their charge shall not be put through and now th s j must make their promise good by defending them against the Suphomorcs who swarm about them likegreedy vultures. The upper clai^men form a compact group, and with the Freshmen in the middle move slowly and steadily toward the raised platform a t the end of the hall, where if the Freshman is once placed he is safe. For a time the horns ceaso and all that can be beard is the quick breath of the contending parties. The Freshmen in the midst are jammed and squeezed with a force, which is as hard to bear as initiation itself, but finally, pale with hope and fear are pulled on to the platform and are lost in the crowd* The ceremony b over and the expectant Freshman are taken to the secret society halls over which and their proceedings hangs the dark veil of secresy. In this way is initiaiton conducted a t Yale I t is not carried on by the roughs and hard boys alone, but in the thickest of the rush you may see the timid, light-haired boy, the hard atudcnt and even the veriest grub of college will leave his meUphysics and Quizot for the harsh jollity of initiation night. __________ For tbe JounuU. TREXTON FALLS. Tiie.ntox Fall.s; Sept., 1864. Antnmnal glory and gloom,dearJoDB!(AL, are falling over this picturesque beauty of this country of “ laughing waters,” and though gforesls and orchards, are quietly ss-suming the red and yellow livery of their lavish mistress. Summer,, green, fresh and beautiful; still lingers, calm and undisturbed upon the rocky banks which enclose the gushing stream. I donut blame her, charm-ed. as she must be, by tbe everlasting music a t her feet, if she tarries tardily, to catch those glinipses of her beauty, which everywhere meet her gaa>, as she bends over the many-colored mirror. A charming spot for dreams and romance, and the like, is thiii; but it is a little surprising to notice, how few cf the young and old,and middled aged, who climb the ateep pattw, for profit or pleasure, ponder upon its beauty or its lessons. Once in a while, as we turn the corner of a jutting rock, we come upon a spir-itual- Iooking woman, with sense and sight laet,^apparently, in the scene before her, or a worn, serious man, meditating over tbe rainbow, shimmerring a t h'is feet,but osual-ly, in the nook of the rock, we find a very young lady and a very young gentlemen, telking love very softly, or nonsense very loudly, or, it may be a female who spreads her crinoline over the moss find bi-ake, with the declaration “tha t it seems good to find a place to s it down in.” No woman living living quietly and rationally a t home knows what a tearing, bursting, severely practical people she is of, until she meets the throng in some lovely spot like Trenton. I t is better to be a nation of actors,than of dreamers, but would not a little more serious thinking conduce to a higher standard of mental and moral character? For years this little gem of a cataract, so cosily and lovingly nestled among the green hills ol Oneida, has been growing in popularity in ‘the gay world, so th a t now'for a short season, the hotels are filled with transient via-itors, for it is not a pUce like Niagara,where we ahuuld be a week or two, in order to ro> alise tbe stupendous glory of a mighty cataract, but a day or two will aufflce to make a lasting impression of tha shining little (alls, rising Mie above the otber,through the trees, and a lasting impression of their sweet echo of each other’s music, as the ‘‘laughing water,” makes iu toilsome journey to the Mohawk. The largest fall may be perhaps forty feet in bight, and dashes over the stc^pp, limestone rock witb stertling impetuosity, but those which follow being five or six iB number, are more quiet, and seem quite shocked by the recklessness of their neighbor; stil! be rattles on in mild and beautiful seclusion, ju s t glancing up, now and then,to catch a glimpse ol the blue sky throkgh the n>dcs opening above, and seem* ing to rejoice iB the timorous resttaint it tmposea upim tbo dowBbll of bis brethren. The gorgo BartDWs,and the eeeneij becomes more striking and romaatie as we pass to the laiit of the falls. Beyond, the declivity of the river’s bed is gradual, and the stream less rapid, but the beauty of scene continues and those professors of the hook and line fraternity, who frequent West Canada in th e trout season, tell us there is nothing more charming in the vicinity of the fiills, than in the scenes above. Well, it’s a good thing tha t busy men, and care-worn women can sometimes leave the asorbing things of every-day life and thought, and turn aside to catch a glimpie of tbe sublime and beau-tilul works of God. I t wuuld be well, too^ if the coiTuption of the world could be banished so sweet a spot, but never, in this age of railroads and ambitious men. They stop en route for a political convention or business meeting, and tbe din of xpeculating money makers,and wrangling politicians are in luud rivalry to God’s sweetest music Here is a crusty old democrat from Buffalo who ia evidently much displeaMed with everything that pertains to Chicago,and anot!i-er who inveighs vociferouNly against the re- |ieated violation of consti lutional authority by the present administration, while a trim little officer from the west, turns upon his heel,declaring that.he hasn’t heard as much treason in rebeldom, as he lias heard within a month a t village post-oflices and inns. Between you and me, as well ss all your readers, our soi disant democratic friends are making very wry faces, a t their recent tottering platform,and we Lincoliiite don’t care how many faces, or how inanr such platforms they make, but we would like to hear less complaint of taxes and high prices among all clusscs, as well as less talk of making peace upon constitutional bases to cloak individual sclfishni'ss and parsimony. But notwithstanding all opposing influences our 5tate barracks are fiill to overflowing, and now as ever, we have every hope for the republic. Now, lest these last few lines should disgust some of your readers, betraying (as I fear they do) a little leaning to politics, we will close this lengthy epistle, signing ourself, as assuredly we are. ____ A. a. w. A SONG OF TRIUMPH. rrbU •pleniUd burnt of Ming from Teonjioa l i pKuI-Unr api>r»pr!att to the <U/i» of victoiy now dawniof upott us.] Uurentmien have falleii, havt bUen: tk t Med, 111* little i«ed they Uugiivd a t in tta« dark Han rUan aod elelt tbe M>il, ami gruwo a bulk Ol liMiilerik girth, tliat Invfl uo evtry «iilt 4. tbouMmd aruu aad ruahe* to tbe poa. Our enemies btve fallen, have &Ueu: Ih e j tame; Tbe leavea wen wet with wemen’d tearfl; tbe ; heard ▲ nvitie «fr.oa(pi they would nut uiuler»tand. Tliej marked it witb tbe red crow to the lall. And would have «trown it, aud are tallen tbemeeWee. Ourenenietf have Tallen, have fallen: they caaM, I'be woudnien with tlieir axv.’«; lu the treel liut we wiU uwke it lageu lor tbe bfaitb, Aud tfliape ii plank uud U*aui tor roof <4ud floor Aud boatHana bridgen tur tbe u»e otmen. Our enemien have fallen, bare fallen: theyatruek; Witb llietrown blown iht^y burl themtelvve, nor kntw I'bara dwelt an irou uature ia tbe tfraii*; Tliefiiitei'iugnxe wan brttken iu tbeirarmfl, Tbeii aruu «»are urok?u to the obonlicr bla(>. Our ca ‘Uiies Imec fallen, but tb ii idiall grow A utgui mi eunimer Irum ta e heat, a brt^atttb Oi auiumn, diup|iiug truit« ul |Hi»er;uud rulled With muMc lu the gtuwiQg brt-eiw ui lime, th e lo^M Mhall Htrikc I'mui r.tar to ittar, the fangfl frhall move the btouy baaes ot the world. T u b R e g im e n t t o J o i n __A word to those wto are coming to the w ar! Vour usefulness, your success, your sufety depend—under Gu«i—upou your position m ttie army, upon your ansuciates and suriouudiiigs. Comu then to thu I'eiitU Connecticut. This regiment has a inatclileiss record, i t has been fully tliree years in service, has participated in more than lorty battles aud and skirmishes, and has taken nearly a thousand prisoners, yet has neter been deleated has never yielded a single inch under tire, and has not lust a halt-dozva prinMUers in battle in all the tiiAu sincu its enrolliuent. Sv well Established is its good name, tliat ii has held ever a loreuiust piuce m its brigaue, its division, its corps and its department; and to-oay no reiguient in the eHiire army stands higher fur gallantry, for ducipline for good morals aud for general elliciency l u otticers are brave and expetisneed. lis men know each other, aud know what to do in every emergency. They nndersiand how to take cant of themselves and how to take care of the enemy. W hen they fight, tliey expect to win. They are good soldiers, aad they show themselves aucU wherever they go. With all ita bard fighting, the losses of this regiment have been light for the duty performed. No regiment, as'much exposed, lust fewer men in all the months ol the Morris island siege; aud tiiiis uf the moves from Ueruuda Hiindr/d to the Petersburg Railroad, to Drury’s iiluff, and to Deep Bottom. Regimeuts in poorest rejtute are ever likley to lose must heavily, 'i'ue best protection in battle Is found in standing one’s ground with steadiness and discipline, in otieying orders promptly, aud in returning an accurate fire mure rapidly than the enemy can give it. Nuthing is so disastroU as retreating ia confusion. In no regiment ia the servico will you shaie the benctits of a more glorious Listory, find yourself in a purer moral Atmosphere, d(» greater service to your country, or ti^ut more safely than in the Tenth Connecticut. H. ClAT TKU3IBITJ.I., Chaplain lOtb C. V. Before Petersburg, Va., Sept. 30, 1864. Bagoagg SMAsiii.\a— The following article from the Springfield Republican, refers to a subject of great interest to the traveling public. The matter complained of has become one of serious import, and should be refurmed altogether: “There are maay complaints from trAvel-ers abuut the ro'^ii way la which baggage is handled by i'»iir >ad men. Trunks are throws alMUl aii<l i’lvken up a t many stations, as if with the purpose to destroy them, and tLu best trunk has small chance to survive a journey of tfve hundred miles. Many travelers have had such frequent experiences ot this sort that theyalways bind theirtrunks witb extra straps, tha t they may bold together ia some shape after the smashing they are certeia to get on some railroads. This baggage •mashing is a mmonstrous outrage. There is -o t a shadow of excuse for it. I t ia done in mere wantonness of rufBanism for the most part, and there should be seme remedy for it. If tbe railroad companies will make it a point to destroy as much of tbe property of their patrons as they con-veaiently can, then the companies should be compelled to pay for the damage done. A few ezamplea of this sort would be likely to lead to a reform.” KIND WORDS s a v e d HIM. BT T. ». ARTHtra. The car slopped, and the yotmg man entered. He did not look to be over twenty years ot age. Glances were exchanged be-tween three or four ladies and gentlemen, from each of whom the young man received a very cold nod. There was not .as much as a ghost of a smile on any one of the faci^; but rather austere reproof. Tbe new passenger liusheda little a t finding so many persons in the car with whom he had aonse ac-quaintence, and all disposed to le t him feel that he must keep a t a distance. He sat down close beside a lady wlio had recogniz-e< l him ; but she did not address him a single wor^ and ntther leaned away from, than toward, him. “A pleaaant meaning,” tbe young su n said to the lady. “Quite pleasant.” She did not so much as turn her head, bnt drew heself up with the air ot one who felt the remark an intrusion. The young man said no mote, but sat very still, with a gradually cloudii^ fnce, and a severe, almost desfierate expression pissed over his tightly closed lips. Conversation, wIiiLh had been checked by his entrance, fluwcd on again; The gentlemen ami ladies talked cheerfully together; but no one addressed a remark to the young man, who, it was evident, had some taint of bad conduct about him, which now erected a barrier between him and furmer friends and acquaintaiu-es. Tlie carstopped «gain, and this time a la dy passenger entered. She nodileil and smiled to must of those who had recognized the young tnaii, and then taking a seat beside him, and, oiferiiig her hand, which he tool^ said, in a kind, interested voice: “How do you do, Charles The warm blood mounted to the boy’s face —be was only a boy, j et unfortunately, with a man's Ircedom and self confidence—as he answered: • ‘‘Very well Mrs, Elder, thank you." His eyes suddenly filled with light, and his rigid lips parted with a smile as soft and gentle as a woman’s. The other pa'senger’s who bad “cut” tbe young man exchanged surprised, queatiou-ablo glances. ‘■You haven’t called to see me for some time, Charles,,’ said the la y. “How is this 7 Old friends must not be wholly set aside for new ones T' “I have been neglectful, and I am ashamed of it, Mr<. Elder,” was replied, and in a way that showed the young aian to be gratified by the manner wbich tbe hdy bad addressed him 1 “an<l I am goiag to call very soon.” “How soon?” “Tbie week, sometimw.” “Why not say this evenii^ 1 I aiiall be a t home.” “This evening, tben, if it will be agreeable, Mw. Elder.” ‘‘That’s rigbC I t will be pleasant for me to see your fsce again in my bouse, Charles. You must not neglect me so again ; I am getting to bo an old woman. I shall grow jealous of your younger and more attractive friends.” ‘‘There is no occasion for yna to be jealous of any of my young friends, Mrs. Elder. They never caa take your place in my heart —never.” The young man said this with evident feeling; tben adding as be ruse: ‘‘Good morning, 1 must leave you here,” and he made a sign fur the conductor tostop the car. “Good morning, Charies,” 'said the tady kindly, giving her hand a t the same time. “And don’t forget th a t I am a t home this evening.” “1 shall not forget that, Mrs. Elder you may be sure,” and without even glancing towards the other passengers in the city ruilroad car, who had treated bun so coldly, htt stepped upon the platform and thence to the street. As the bell sounded for the car to move ou again, a lady turned to Mrs. Elder and said with a very grave countenance : “Are you aware how badily tha t young man has been conducting hiniselfof la te l ‘‘I have heard some things about him tha t caused me great pain,” wrs replied. “Why, he was actually staggering ia the street no later than last week!” said the Udy, in virtuous indignation. ‘‘Poor boy P’ Mrs. Elder spoke in a tone of deep pity “And worse than that,he has been seen in company with persons of noturi<Mt.slyvicious habits. The fact is, he. is going to ruin as fast as his teet can carry him.” “1 hope not,” replied Mrs. Elder. “He may have gone astray from weakness, p6(ir, motherless boy ! not. I’m siiie, firom an evil proclivity. And now is the lime to put forth a hand to savo him, instead of pushing him ulf coldly ! Aro all without sin—all without some sad memory of straviiig—that we visit a boy’a first evil ways in such stern, repelling displeasure 7” “Conduct like his,” spoke up a gentleman, “must meet with disapprobation. If you-smile upon him and tolerate bint, as of old, be will think his sin a light one; but if be discovers, a t oiice. th a t be must lead a good life, or forfeit a t once the approval aad society of the viriuoa-, he wilt be nsade fully aware, a t the on.-et, of the loss or gain involved. I think, to a|teak freely,Mrs. Elder, that you do wrong to meet him in the free, kind way you did, and invite him to visit you as uf old.” “Uo you think an evening spent with me likely to make him wun>e,or better )” asked Mi>i. Elder. ‘•No worse, certainly,” was answered. “ \ e t he might spend tbe evening in company with tb i ^ who could not iail to do him injury.” ‘‘Yes.” “I want no other argument in favor of wbat I havn done. I t is in tbe quality of social life which surrounds a young man that we must hjok, in the main, for tbe causes bis elevation or depression. If, because ofa single wrong step—-or for many wnnig steps —taken in the blind heat of yuuth. we thrust him out from virtuous assuciatiuiis, do we nut make his retuni to the ri^lit patli a thousand times more ditfieult? Depend upunit, wandering ones can be reclaimed much easier than by the stern visHation of penalties, which I hoy mav feel as disptoportionate to the evil thing done.” “ ile can never visit my bouse as of old,” said another uf tbe ladies in the car, speaking in an indignant manner. “Tbe last time I had company be was there, and became ■o much intoxicated, during the evening, as to annoy every one. I was realty mortified a t bis company.” I t was on the lips of Mrs. Elder to say tha t sbe trttfttwd thv lady would keep h«r resolution ; bu t she forebore. * * .• • , * *, • * As Cbtrlea Tilden, tbe young man to whom we have referred, waa gouw homo in tbo evening, be met a young fnead, wto greeted him warmly. ‘‘1 was just thinking of you, Charlie,” be ssid, as they stood » ith clasped bands. ‘‘There’s to lie iiome !>pfirt this evening, and yon must enjoy it witb the rest.” “What kind of sport?” asked Tilden. “ Billiarils first, and oysters and champagne afterward—all ju s t in yoar line.” “Who makes up the party ?” “Harrison, Reed and- CultoB, for tbree. Fine fellows, as you can testify.” Tilden wss abiout yielding his asaent to join the |>arty, when be remembered bia ^promise to call and see Mrs. Elder. Then there rose a debate in bis mind as to wbrcb he should forego. The visit could bo paid to Mrs. Elder on almost any evening, but this convivial party mast be joined to-night or not at all. The temptation to break bis pntmise was strong. He liked billiards; and oysters and wine were strongly alluring to his sensual appetite. Still be could not satisfy bis mind that it would be rigb^ to break bis promise to Mrs. EMer, particularly as she api>eared to be the only one of many friends and acquaintances who bad gn»wn suddenly cold to him. As to tbe reason of this change, he was not in ignorance. He k ew he was “getting a little a.stray,” as he mildly termed it, but flattered himself that any serioes dai ger was remote; and was rather mure indignant, than repentant, a t the mortifying "cuts” which he had received from certain people, who had once given him freely tbe eutre of their bouses. “ 1 believe,’’said be, after standing silent for a few moments, “ tha t 1 am engaged fur this evening.” ‘ 1 am surry for that, Charlie,” replied the other iu tune uf regret. “What ia the engagement.” “ I promised to call ob Mra. Elder tonight.” “Oh l i s th a t a ll? Hang Mrs. Elder! The idea of a gay young chap like you giving upbilliards, oysters and champagne for an old woman’s company ! That is what I call rich.” Mrs. Elder aad the mother of Tilden bad been Iriends in girlhood, and tbeir friendship had continued a closely clinging bond up to the hour of Mrs. Tilden’s death which look place nearly ten years before tbe pe-riudof which weare now writing. Charles, who still retaiaed a vivid recolection of his mother, knew of this warm atlacliroent,and tbe knowledge of it bad always served to draw him, with sometbing like alTectionfto-ward Mrs. Elder. Ile loved her with a kind of filial love, for he always seemed nearer the sainted one when by her side. Now this light speech of his young friend, instead of ptuducmg the etl'ect designed, wrought only in tbe opp<isite direction. Charles fel t shocked at bearing the name of Mrs. Elder spoken so irievvrently—and more particularly at this time, when she, of all the whole circle, was nearly the only one who still offered him her hand or spoke to bim in tbe tones of kindness and welcome. “I shall keep my ptumiao to Mra. Elder,” he answered finnly. “No! You’re not such b fool as th a t? ” said tbe other, coarsely. “Yes, ju.'t such a foi'>l,iryou will,” replied Charles. “Aly word is passed to Mrs. Elder, and it shall nut be broken. ‘■Thank God !” said Charles, ss he walked away, and the recollection of two or three evenings, like the one in view, came vividly to his mind—‘ thank God that I had aulB-cient restiluiion to say n o ! 1 do not think tbe way ju s t safe fur my feet. Mure than once, already, I have slipped in this way— slippeii, and fallen into the mire.” Aud he drew a deep breath, with a sense of relief. “Ah, Chsries, it .is pleasai't to see yon here again,” said Mrs. Elder, with ihe blandest uf welcoming smiles as she took the young man’s band tha t evening. ‘‘Youi mother’s sun must not d e se rt an old friend. How have you been during these many weeks?” “ .\buut as well as asual,” replied Charles. But Mrs. Elder, whuso eyes were n-B ling every, line ofhis face, missed aoinething from bis countenance ; and she aiaomissed something Irom his voice. “As happy as usual 1” asked she. The question, a l^ e th e r unexpecteil, made Charles drop his eyes to tbe floor. Lijoking up in a moment, he answered: ‘‘No; not hO happy as 1 have been. Is it different with sny, Mr*. Elder? Do we grow sadder as we grow older. ” “Not if we grow wi^er and better,” she replied. He looked down to tbo floor again, but made no reply. “At your age, Charles,” said Mrs. Elder, “when tbe feelings are warm, tbe appetite keen to relish every indulgence, and reason not firmly seated on his throne, there are few who do not iail into some excess. But it is a law of our being th a t excesses of any kind bring punishment with thsm. They always leave t be mind oppressed with a sense of wrong-doing, and a consciousness that souiething of the manhoocl bad departed. Uuw IS it iu your expeneace ? Are my words true ?” An involuntary sigh parted the lips of Charles, as he answered : ‘‘They are true, Mrs. Elder—truo in my ca^e, I speak it with shame.” Tbe youBK wan lost his calm self posaessiun, and showed cuBsiderable agitatkin. “ I t is nut surprising then, Chsriie, th a t you grow sadder as you grow older,” said Mrs. Cider, speaking even with a tenderer interest than before. “Your experience IS that of every young man who has gone <ine step away from the right path. The evil that entice.s, with its offer of wild pleasure in tbe present, has noxpiate to dull pain of self cori.^ciousness aft. r the brief ex* citemeiit is over." The face of Charles was very sober. Triia words wore reaching him witb convictions. He saw in the light of another mind I hat was helping him to a dearer via-ion. Tice looked more hideous in bia eyes and mure to be dreaded, th a t it bad ever done ; and virtue more beautiful and more to be desired. “Sutipostt you were on a journey,” aaid Mrs. Elder, ‘‘and were ta missyour way and gut into a road th a t seemed a t first paral- 1p! with the right one, but gradually turned until it ran in tbe opposite direction—when would tbe return be the easiest ? after the first few seeps bad been taken, or after you bad moved taiward fur a great white ia the wrung direction V' “Easiest after tho first few atepe, ■ ! coarse,” replied ti n young man. ‘‘I t is just so lit tbe journey of life, Charles,” said Mra. Eldar, with an iinpremva eamesineea. “Tbe longer your leet abide in tbe wi^tng way, tbo har£ir wilt it be to return. The first few steps may be easily retraced; but if you get once involved in the mazee of an evil life, you will find it hard— almost im|Missible to extricate yoarao.i. Seo wbat difflcultieayou have already encoBBtered.** . “I have enoouuterciLno dilBcaltiaa, Elder,” replied the voung man. “ You forget,” sho replied. “When tho virtiios turii from iis coldly, and reftiso l» let UH a^stKinte with theiu, is not th a t • great hiuilrance. Does it not push us beyond the attractive power ofgoud, and mak* the attractive power of evil stronger! Yon must have felt this already, Charles; far 1 know that more than one circle of tho vir* tUMM has closed sgainst you.” The yovng man’s face crimsonett. r.!. .**®,?®*'*'*** • ‘**"•1. or bnrt Cbarlw,” continued Mw. Elder. “I anil ob> ly trying, as best as 1 can, to make you seo upuB what dangerous ground your feet ai« standing. When unce you comprehend thiau I am certain you will start back with b shudder of fear. Already there is a ow on your good character. Even aa your feet stepped over the threshold of mankind, you let a stain sppear on your garment, ^ I t has made visible to mac) who will not fail to paint it out, unless speedily removed. Wash it of'.; my dear youug friend.” “My wise, good, true friend,” said th« youag man catciiiiig a t the band of Mrs. Elder, and showing strong emotion, “I seen to bear ia your voice tbe voice of my mother I And I will take heed to tbe warning words you bave spoken kindly, even as luy motbef would have s|H>ken Ibem. It was a g o ^ Providence that sent you into that car to day. I M as hurl and mO igi.an t, and growing hard and desperate under tbo cold repulaie* with which the persons you saw there treat> ed me. Yoiir face, smiling on me as of o l^ your kind voice, tbe earnest pressuie of your hand, the warinlyurgcd invitation to visit ^ou, restored ms to be 11 cr feel ings. I t was in liod’s mercy tha t I promised; for,aa I waliuidhumeward ibis evening,a temptatmn cauieia my way, wbicli, except tor my promise to you, could not have not ha** neen resisted. I t can, 1 trust, have no power over me again, for, tbruiigh your cjearer eye, 1 see my danger as 1 never saw it beforou and stand appalled on the very brink of an abys5, into which a single step might a t aoy moment have plunged me.” Tbe young man wept, and in Lis t«»wTt Mra. Elder saw rainbows of htine. “Charles,” aaid tbe employer of Tiiim.aa the young man caiue into the cuunting-ruom where the latter wasseHted, tbe next morning,“ I think you are acqnaiiiied witb tb« yuung men wbu are so disgracetully expuB* ed in to-day’s paper.” “What young men ?” a.sked Charles, with an instantly blushing face. “Reed, ilarrisuii, Culton, and John War> field,” waai>oswered. ‘*1 eavo heard nothing of it, s i r ; what Imb happened to them T’ “They were on a drunken frolic, last nigkt, when one of them insulted a lad v, and wbb knocked down by her husband. Ila ww knocked down in tu rn ; but recovering him> self he struck on<! ofhis assailants and broko bis arm. Tbe Uual result was an arrest of the four young men by the police, and they will have to give bail this morning for their good behavior and appearance a t court. Two of them. Colton and Warfield, will his* 1 heir situations, I know; aad the same result will follow, no doubt, in tbe other cases. I f either ol them bad been in my employmeBt, we would have parted company here.’ Tbe employ er of Charles did not kBBW wby bis clerk’s face turned so pale. “ You were not wilh tbeiu, I hope,” b* said as a sodden su.spioion crosbed his mind. “No, s i r a ; i d Charles looked a t him steadily; “I speut tho eTeniiig with Mrs. Elder.” The employer,s conntenance light, ed up agaiB. “You could not ha*o been ia safer company.” “She is B true, good woman, sir,” repliad Charles, speaking with more felling and ba*> dom than usual; ‘ aud the ear.y friend v t my mother.” “ If she be yonr mother’s frie d, visit her often,” was kindly answered. ‘‘Next to B mother, ia a mother’s friend. “Oh, wbat an escape I” said CbarleB, speaking to him!<elf, as be turned away, shuddering inwardly. “And it waa B kind word th a t saved m e! Had Mrs. lld w treated me like the rest, 1 would havoboaa overtaken in this evil and tost. But, Go4 helping me, I will get back into tbo goo4 path, and aever leave it.” Th* foUewiiig In a bMutilul rendning o f tli* 2M | 1’N .ln. U i.uti* uf a cniii|-lctc uictriciil versiuB, whicB i . being preparnl by tlie Lnilml l-rcfbjil»rl«D» for Ik* UK* •! lUi' cliiirch». l l i is ii.w *crHiiiii will, wbcn com-phlrd, prnw-llt tlj» littral piwlrj and Kinmlaur of lb* original text appro|>riaiel.v tspruiiaefl iu lb« rjrtliin an4 uuuiban of nwueru von«; Tcsctw of the niKhty, g ir r to Jtbovah, t> gir« to iiim hutiur uad •treii^ib iivoniMte; O Hive to the iiaioe af Jehut»u ani* (lu r/; Jn b*a ut/ of buUutM bow aud adun. Tbe voice of Jehnvab eom.ii aver the wattn; HI. voiceo’er tho TaHtaaddwp o« m U heart; Tha Ued of aU glorjt balh .pokea in thunder; How Might/, how awful the Toica of Um Lert I Tba Toloe of Jehomb hath 1 1 th_e_ c_fd_a_i , The cwlara which Lcbaaun’* •ummit ad a^ ; Tea, l.afaanon, stirioq tw,. lie Imth made theM To leap UUa oslf, or tb* jrowig uulcora. Tlie foice of Jehov«b tbe burning f lu n o am n It niukit th« liiuUii ^eulvc. U.e loreni Injm I t 9)iak« tbo gi'«*at rfoMnrt. ihe cli'nort (if fUMlOHli, All joiu in hi» ttmplo bi»x)raif»« to declar*. Upon thtt g rmt wAtm Jehuvah U .tcfttotl, A kintf wbuM !.> nr*! r tu ceiMO* Jtbovikii Will itiren;:t!ifn bi» p«o|il*; JeHovab wtu uletu all hUiivoifle witb yeme** FoaaEAAAitcr.—Tbo great secret Ii to bear witb each other’s failings; not to t o blind to them—that is either an impossibility or a fully. We must see and feel them. If we do neither, tbey are not evils to us, and there is obviou'.ly no need uf forbearance. But to tbe miintle of attection rouml them, concealing tbuin from each othor'a eyes ; to determine nt-t to let them cUII the affections ; to n^holve to cultivate good-tempered rorbeaniiicc, because it is the only way uf mitigating ibe presfut evil—alwayB witb a view to ultimata aaiviidiiient—thi* sbenld be our a in . Hraith Wkai-tm— Tbero 'a tbik difference between thwo twa tonipo al blessings health ai'd money—money ia th* most envied, but the least enjcyed ; healtk is the most enjoyed, bnt tbe least envied ; and tbe superiority of tbe la tte r is still mure obvious whm we refiect th a t tbo poorest man would not part with bishesltk for money, but th a t the ricbest man woiil4 gladly part witb hia neuey (br health. Taacs.—At least once a year all fimit bearing t r c s should he cleanrd by washing or scraping, or both, froui all iiio.'v and dead bark; and whetlier tbis he done iw the fall or w ring, every port iot> of tbe scrapings shuuld be gatbeivd and burned, bb well as all trimmings, oC wbati-ver WbA from trees infested by insects, or uiM-aai^ A dried np, herring Ciccd. gimlet eyed uM bachelor saya hn dout won<ler a t so many of tbe y ouog veterans getting married, fib , says one who has faced a cannouV moutk and heard a thousand of them tBfk a t one*- can never b t frightened by a Wim'lan. 1W ■ old dog! Uo-ough»t6 bo «jmpeltei» ti> • ; a shell-bark hickory tree.
|Title||Willimantic journal, 1864-10-06|
|Subject||Willimantic (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Windham (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Windham County (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Daily ed.: Willimantic evening journal, <Feb. 1-3, 1896>; Notes: Ceased Jan. 27, 1911; Notes: Published as: Willimantic evening journal, Nov. 16-27, 1878; Published as: Willimantic weekly journal, <Dec. 2, 1870>; Published daily: <Sept. 4>-7, 1872, Daily Camp Meeting ed., and: Nov. 16-27, 1878, during the Catholic Fair; "Independent, <1859-1876>; Republican." Cf. Ayer, 1910; Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 5 (Jan. 31, 1857); Supplements accompany some issues|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
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|Relation||Other edition: Willimantic evening journal; Preceding title: Public medium; Succeeding title: Windham County observer|
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|Title-Alternative||The Willimantic journal|
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