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THK MOTHBR AND THE CHILD.—Some mothers make, it a practice to go themselves to fetch the candle when the children are in bed; and then if wanted, they stay a few minutes, and hear any confessions or difficulties, and receive any disclosures of which the little mind may wish to disWurthen itself before the hour of sleep. Whether then, or at another time, it is well worth pondering what a few minutes of serious consultation may do in enlightening and rousing or calming the conscience— in rectifying and cherishing the moral life. It may be owing to such moment!; as these that humiliation is raised into humi- lity, apathy into moral enterprise, pride into awe, and scornful blame into Christian pity. Happy is the mother who can use such moments as she ouglit.lfisv Martineau. A FIELD voit ENTKHPIUSF,.—There is no field 80 favourable for a man of enterprise and capital as the Australian colonies. For the man of health with a good constitution, whose strons arms are his only capital, there is no other pert of the world equal to it. A DISAPPOINTMENT.—A Puseyite clergyman at Bideford dis- appointed two wedding parties, two brides and two men, and four families with all their friends, byjrefusing to perform the marriage service on Ash Wednesday, after all arrangements had been completed.—Western Times.

THE REV. JAMES SHORE.