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A PaTiTioN.-Tbe following poem was written by the author of lb. beautiful piece Ihih wicd In our first volumn, under .T".?.AP.PSYliil. Luev'. Dream." It will r.ii in im nerusal. that Ihe hand which traced lake nothing irom ne ""7 , it line ia now motionleaa in the grave. Tito tool, whose a weet breathings of entreaty were thua raised to the Father, ia, we trual, reali aing the promise of the Son to the "pure in heart." A'on-Slartholu'er. A Petition. In thia hush of midnight'e hoof, Owning Thy Almighty power, Feeling alill Thy heavenly lore Vailing from Thy borne above, Humbly, aa on bended knee, Father 1 now 1 como to ihee. Though the alave, beneath the inn, Praya that life may eoon be done; Though to madness goads the lash, Dripping from ear h gory gah. Still, our Father! not for him Do 1 raise thia midnight hymn. Lonely in hie cabin'd home; There kind face may not come) All that waa Ilia staff and atay Plucked by cruel men away, Thou, who eee'st the sparrow fall, Hast looked down and aeen it all. In this solemn hour of night, While Thy atara are shining brlghi; All the glorious hosts on high, Marching through the deepened sky Thou lust one, w hose steady ray Points the wanderer his way. Through hia Ion? and weary flight Thou his guard by day and night: When the uooniide sun ia high Through hia covert looks thine eye, And through ail his midnight way Thou art still his guide and stay. Father! not fur him I cry Thou hast noted every sigh ; Every low and stilled moan Thou bast listened to alone; Every buret of wild despair. Every rough, untutored prayer. Not a flower within the wood, Hidden in deep solitude, Lifts ita head toward the sky Unmarked by thy all-seeing eye ; Not a wail from sorrow riven Hut is registered in Heaven. In oppression's darkest hour, Uy Thy own Almighty power Thou canst rend the veil of sin; Let the light of Heaven flow in; Ope the prison doors, although Watched and guarded by the foe. But, oh Father! ere thy wrath Falls upon the oppressor's paih, Dark wiih sin of every name, Huguing still his deeper shame, Father! let Thy light fall in, Fall upon his heart of sin. May his spirit's deepest night Flee before Thy searching light; May he see Thy frown 011 high O'er the dark embattled sky, And by his sacrifice to Heaven He and our country be forgiven. For thai band who in Thy name, Cry aloud the people'a shame Still, in every trying hour, Feeling thy sustaining powet In their days of want and need, Father ! stilt thy people feed. Let Thy wisdom guide the pen Telling of the wrongs of men; Let Thy spirit rest on those Pleading for the captive's woes ; Wiih a holier strength of will Their despairing bosoms fill. Deeper trust and truer love Lift their hearts to Thee above; Father! through the weary fight, Make them valiant with Thy might; With Thy Heavenly armor on May the victory be won. When the captive shall arise, Free beneath the arching skies, Humbly may he look to Thee Who alone hath set him free Joining in the high acclaim, Giving praises to Thy name. MISCELLANEOUS. Conversion of John B. Gough. FROM HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Hitherto my carerr had been one of unmit igated woe; with the exception of the days of my childhood, my whole life had been one of perpetual struggle against poverty and mi aery in it worst forms. Thrown at a tender age upon tha world, I waa soon taught its hard lessons. Death had robbed me of my beat earthly protector, and Providence cast my lot in a land thousands of miles from the place of my birth. Temptation had assailed me, and trusting lo my own strength for sup port. I had fell, O, how low ! In Ihe very depths of my desolation, wife and children bad been torn from my side. In the midst of thousands, I was lonely, and abandoning hope, the only refuge which seemed to open for me, was the grave. A dark pall overhung that gloomy abode, which shut out every ray of hope; although death to me would have been a leap in the dark, I was willing lo peril Iny immortal soul and blindly rush into the Freience of my Maker. Like a stricken deer, had no communion with my kind. Over every door of admission into the society my fellow men, the words, No hope,' seem ed to be inscribed. Despair waa my com panion, ad perpetual degradation appeared to be my allotted doom. I was immensely wretched; and ihis dreadful state of thing nf mv own bringing about. 1 had one to blame for those sutl'erings which I en dured, and when I thought of what I might have been, these inflictions were aw ful be y end. aoncepticn. Lower in Ibe slate of men tal and moral degradation I could not well kink. - Despised by all. I despised and haled of no in my turn, and doggedly flung bark to the world the contempt and acorn which it ao profusely l eaped on my brad. Such was my piiadle tata at ihia period a stale apparently beyond the hor e of redemp lion, lint a charge waa about to lake place a circnrneianre which eventually turned the whole rnrtenl of my life to a new and undo- r, for chanm I The month nt October had nearly drawn 10 a close, and on ita last Sunday evening I wan dered out into the streets, pondering as well I a I waa able to, for I was somewhat intoxi cated, on my lono and fnendle condition. My frnme was much weakened by habitual indulgence in intoxicating liquor, and littl fined to hear the cold win'er, which had al ready begun to eome on. But I had no means of protecting myself against the bitter blast and na I anticipated my coming misery. I staggered along homeless, eirulctsv end all but hopeless. Some one tapped me on the shoulder. Un usual thing that, 10 occur to me ; fr no one now cared 10 come in contact with the wretch ed, shabby old drunkard. I wn a disgrace, a living, walking disgrace.' I could scarce ly believe my own senses when I turned and met a kind look; the thing waa ao entirely unusual and unexpected, that I questioned the reality of it but so it waa. ll waa the first lourh of kindness which I hud known for months ; and simple and trifling aa the circumstance may appear to many, it went to my heart, and like the wing of an angel trou bled the waters In Ihat stagnant pool of affec tion, and made them once more reflect a lit tle of the light of human love. The person w ho touched my shoulder was an entire stranger. I looked at him wonder ing what his business waa with me, regard ing me very earnestly, and apparently with much interest he exclaimed : Mr. Gough, I believel' 'That is my name,' i replied, and was pass ing on. You have been drinking to-day' said the stranger, in a kind voice, which arrested my attention, and quite dispelled any anger at what I might otherwise have considered an officious interference in n y affairs s. air,' I replied, ' 1 have.' ' Why do you not sign the pledge !' as the second inquiry. I considered for a minuln or two. and then informed the strange friend, who had tinex prctedly interested himself in my behalf, (list I had no hope of ever becoming a sober n.an; thai I was without a single friend in Ihe world who cared for me, or what became of me that I fully expected to die very soon I cared not how soon nor whether 1 died drunk or sober and in fact, Ihat I waa in a condition of tiller recklessness. The stranger regarded me with a benevo lent look look me by the arm, and 6kfd mo how I should like to be as I once was, respectable and esteemed and well clad, and sitting aa 1 ustd to in a place of worship, en abled to meet my friends as in old limes, and receive from them the pleasant nod of recog nition as formerly in fact become a uselul member of society V 'Oil!' replied I, I should like all these things first rate; but I have no expectation that such a thing w ill ever happen. Such a thing cannot be possible.' Only sign our pledge, remarked my friend, 'and I will warrant that it ahull be so. Sign it, and I will introduce you myself to good friends, who will feel an interest in your wel fare, and take a pleasure in helping you to keep your good resolutiona. Only M r. Gough, sign the pledge all will be as 1 have aaid ; ay, and more loo.' Uh ! now pleasantly those woras 01 Kind ness and promise leu on my crushed and bruised heart. 1 had lung been a stranger to feelings such as now awoke in my bosom A chord had been touched which vibrated to the tone of love. Hope once more dawned, and I began to think, strange aa it appeared, that such things as my friend promised me miahl come lo pass. On the instant I re solved to try at least, and said to Ihe strait ger. Well, I will sign it.' Whenl' he asked. I cannot do so to-night,' I replied, ' for I mutt have some more drink presently ; but I certainly will to-morrow. We have a temperance meeting to-morrow evening,' he said,' 'will you sign it ihenV I will. ' Thai is right,' said he, grasping my band, I will be there to see you.' ' You shall,' I remarked, and we parted. 1 went on my way, touched by the kind interest which, at least some one had taken in my wellare. 1 aaid 10 mysell, 11 this should be the last act of my lite, 1 will per form my promise, and sign, if even though I die in the attempt, for that man has placed confidence in me, and on thai account I love him.' I then proceeded lo a lowgroggery in Lin coln square hotel, and in the space of half an hour drank four glasses of brandy ; this, in addition to what T had taken before, made me very drunk, and I staggered home aa well a I could. Arrived there, I threw myself on the bed and lay in a state of drunken insensibili ty umil morning. The first thing mai occurred 10 my mind was the promise I had made the evening be fore, 10 sign ihe pledge ; and feeling at 1 usu ally did 011 the morning succeeding a drunk en bout, wretched and desolate, I was almost sorry that 1 had agreed lo do ao. My tongue was dry and my mouth parched my temples throbbed aa if they would burst, and I had a horrible burning feeling in my stomach which almost maddened me and 1 felt that I mutt have aome bitters or I should din. So I yield ed to my appetite, which would not be ap peased : so I repaired lo the same hotel, where I had squandered away so many shil lings before; there I drank three, or four limes until my nerves were a little strung, and then went to work. All that day the coming event of the even inn was continually before my mind'a eye, and it seemed as if the appetite which had so long controlled me, exerted more power over me than ever. It grew stronger than I had al any lime known it, now lhal I was about lo rid myself of it. Until noon I struggled against its cravings, and then unable to en dure my misery tiny longer, 1 made some excuse for leaving the shop, and went near ly a mile from it in order lo procure one glass more lo appease the demon who so tortured me. The day wore wearily away; when even-' ing came, I determined in spite of many a hesitation, ta perform Ihe promise I had made to the stranger the night be lore. I he meet- ing was to be hold at ihe lower Town Hall, Worcester, and thither, clad in an old brown closely bulinned up lo mv chin, thai my ragged habilmirnls beuealli might not be ' j ' ! j , ; i I ' the fountain of human kindness was not ul aurtout, terlv sealed ud: and mi,, . . visible, I repaired. I look place among the spectator and when an opportunity of speak' irg presented itself, I requested permission to he heard, which was readily granted. When I stood up lo relate my alory, 1 was invited to the stand, lo which I repaired; and on turning my face lo tho audience, 1 recog nized my acquaintance who had asked me 10 sign. Ii was Mr. Joel Slrattnn. He greet ed me wiih a smile of approbation, which nerved ni.d sirengihed me lor so great a task, as 1 tremblingly observed every rye fixed up on tne. I lined my quivering baud and then and there told whal rum had done for me. I related how I was once respertahle and hap nv. and had a home; but that I was now a houseless, miserable, scathed, diseased and blighted outcast from society. I said, scarce a hrpe remained to me of ever becoming that I once was; but having promised to i n the pledge I had determined not lo break my word, and would now amx my name 10 ji. In my palsied band 1 wun much dimcul Ir crashed the pen, and in characters almost aa crooked as those of old Stephen Hopkins, I signed the total abstinence pledge, and re solved 10 free myself from the intoxicating Ivrant rum. " Although still desponding and hopeless, I felt that 1 was relioved from a part of my hea vy load. It was not because I deemed ihera was any supernatural power in the pledge, which would prevent my ever again falling into such depths of woe as I had already be come acquainted w ith, but the feeling of re lief arose from the honest desire I entertain ed lo keep a good resolution. I had exerted a moral power, which had long remained ly ing by. perfectly useless. The very idea of what 1 had done, strengthened and encoura ged me. Nor waa this the only impulse gi ven to me to proceed in my new pathway; for many who witnessed my signing, and heard my simple statement, cams forward kindly, grasped my hand, and expressed their satisfaction at the step 1 had taken. A new and belter day seemed lo have dawned upon me. As I left the hall, agitated and enervated, I remember chuckling to myself, with a great degree of gratification, ' I have done it I have done it.' There was a degree of plea sure in having put my font on Ihe head of ihe tyrant who had so long led me captive at his will ; but though I had 'scotched the snake, I had not killed him, for every inch of his frame was full ol venomous vitality, and I felt that all my caution was necessary to prevent hii alinging me afresh. I went home, retired to bed, but in vain did I iry lo sleep. I pondered upon the step I had taken, and passed a restless night. Knowing that I had voluntarily renounced drink, I endeavored to support my suffering, and resist Ihe incessant craving ol my reniontc less appetite as well as I could ; but the strug gle to overcome it was insupporiably painful. When I got up in the morning, my brain seemed as though it would burst with ihe in tensity of its agony, my throat appeared as though it were on fire, and in my stomach I experienced a.dreadful burning sensation, as if Ihe fires of ihe pit had been kindled there. My hands trembled so, that to raise water to iny feverish lips was almost impossible. I craved, literally gasped, for my accustomed stimulus, and lull thai I should die if I did not have it; but I persevered in my resolve, and withstood the temptations which assailed ma nn nwcrv liavtH - . Still, during all thia frightful time, I expe- rienced a feeling somewhat akin 10 aalisf.ic- lion, at the position I had taken. I had made at least, one step towards reformation. I he- gan to think that It was baiely possible thai might seo belter days, and once more hold up my head in society. Such feelings as would alternate with gloomy forebod- ings, and 'thick coming fancies,' ncies, wun up- . , .:.l . p reaching ill. At one lime hope, and at an other fear, would predominate; but the rag ing, dreadful, continued thirst was alwtys present, to torture and torment me. After breakfast, 1 proceeded to the shop w here I was employed, feeling dreadfully ill. I determined, however, to put a bold face up on the matter, and in spite of the cloud which seemed to hang over me, to attempt wok. 1 was exceedingly weak fancied as I most reeled ahout the shop, that every eye was fix ed upon me suspiciously, although I exerted myself lo the utmost lo conceal my agitation. Hew I got through that day, I cannot now tell, but its length seemed interminable, and aa if it never would come to an end. I felt I waa undeserving of confidence after 1 had so often broken my promises of amendment; but I determined lo make another effort to procure the respect of my employers, and go- ing to one of the gentlemen in tiie shop,l in lormed him that 1 had signed the pledge. He looked very earnestly at me, and aaid, ' I know you have.' And I added, ' 1 mean to keep it.' So they say,' he replied, 'and I hope you will. As he spake doubtingly, I reiterated my determination to abide by the resolution I had made, never more lo touch the intoxicating liquor, and said to him, 'you have no confi dence in me, sir.' ' None whatever,' he replied, 'but I hope you will keep your pledge.' ( I turned 10 my work again, saddened in mind but subdued .in spirit; for the conversa tion I had just held wiih my employer show ed me how low I had sunk in the tsiimalion of prudent and sober minded men. Whilst brooding over my misfortunes, I heard my name mentioned, and turning round saw a gentleman who had entered unobserv ed by me. He aaid, 'good morning, Mr. Gough. 1 wbs very glad lo see you lake the position you did last night, and so were ma ny of our temperance friends. It ia just such men as you ihat we want, and I have no doubt bul lhal you will be the means of doing the cause a great deal of good.' This greatly encouraged me, and the gen tleman, whose name was Jesse W. Goodrich, Ihen and now practicing as an attorney and counsellor at law at V orcesler, added In very kindly lone, 'My office ia in the Ex change, Mr. Gough, and I shall be happy to see you, whenever you like to call in very happy. It would be impossible to describe how litis act, trifling as it appeared, cheered me. v nil me exception ol Mr. Joel Slrallon, who was a waiter at the Temperance Hotel, and who asked me losi-n ihe uledn-e no r u.a accosted me for months in a manner which would lead me to think any one cared for oe or what might be my wretched fate. Now' iiucrii wo nut "ugeiner alone in tha worm : inert) was a nrohui. r l.,: rescued from Ihe tlouvli 1 bad so long been flounderinir. 1 u. oasis, email indeed, appeared in the desert . given myself op as a castawsy ; who, two days before, had been friendless in the broad which est signification of ihe word, and willing, nay, ' wishing to die. Any man who had suddenly ! : ' M ; , more mysterious was the fact of my conceal 1 ing my sufTering from every mortal eye. I In about a week, 1 gained in a great de these crree. the mnnlerv over mv accursed annelite : 1 life. I had something now to live for. A im urairo lur me seemed suddenly 10 spring up; the universal boundary fur human sym pathy included even my wretched self in ita cheering circle. And all these sensations were generated by a few kind words. What a lesson of love should not this teach 11st How know we. but some triflinir sacri- ! fice, some little act of kindness, eome, it may be unconsidered word, may heal a bruised I heart, or cheer a drooping spirit. Never shall I I forget the exquisite delight w hich I fell when first asked to call and see Mr. Good rich 1 and how did I love him from my very j heart tor the pleasure he afforded me in the knov.-ledfre that some one on the broad face of the earth cared for me for me, who had broke on a habit, such as mine was, may im agine what my sufferings were during the week which followed my abandoning the use of alcohol. Any attempt to describe my feel ings would inevitably fall far short nf the re ality, and I shall mention only one or two circumstances in connection with this event ful period of my life. On ihe evening of the day follow ing that on which I signed, I went straight home from the shop, wiih a dreadful feeling of some impending calamity haunting me. In spite nf Ihe enoouragemenl I had received, the presentimentof coming evil was to strong that it bowed me lo Ihe dust with apprehen sion. The unslakahln thirst siill clung lo mo, and waler, instead of allaying it, seem ed only to increase its intensity. 1 feared another attack of ihe delirium tremens, and not without reason; for, on that very eve ning, when I took Ihe iron pin to screw up the binding press, it seemed to tun lo a writhing, creeping snake in my hands. 1 dropt It in horror, and it was nothing but a bar of Iron! These snd similar illusions terrified me, anJ ere long my worst eppre hensinn were realized. I was fated to en counter one more struggle with my enemy before I became free. Fearful was the struggle. God. in his mercy, lorbid that any oilier young man should endure bul a tei.th part of Ihe lorlure which racked my frame and agonized my heart. As, in the former attack, horrible faces glared upon me from the walls faces ever changing, and displaying new and still more horrible features black, bloated in sects crawling over my face, and myriads of burning, concentric rings were revolving in cessantly. At one moment the chamber ap peared as red as blond, and in a twinkling it was as dark as a charnal house. I seemed to have a knife with hundreds of blades dri ven through the flesh of my hands, and all were so inextricably bent and tangled togeth er, Ihat I could not withdraw them for some time; anJ when I did, from my lacerated fingers the bloody fibres would stretch out all quivering with life. After a frightful paroxysm of this kind, I w ould start like a maniac from my bed, and beg for life, life! What I of l.tte thought so worthless seemed now to be of unappreciated value. I dreaded to die, and clung to existence, as feeling that my soiiI'b salvation depended on a little more life. A great portion of this lime I spent alone; no mother's hand was near to wipe the hia diops of perspiration from my brow !.;. I I I f . I .... .1 Alone I encountered all the hosts of demon!- ac forms which crowded my chamber. No 'one witnessed my agonies, or counted my ! woes, and yet I yet recovered : how, still r . ... . J. . . . . . r : nut the Slnle had marie me dr 1 dreadfully weak. Gradually my health improved, my spirits recovered, ard 1 ceased lo despair. Once more I was rnahlnd to crawl into sunshine; but, Oh how changed ! Wan cheeks and hollow eyes, feeble limbs, and aim oat powerless hands, plainly enough indicated that, between me and death, there had been but a step. Responsibility of Society. of An excellent divine of this city, n friend of curs, said to us one day, " We have not yet learned the responsibility of eociety to individuals. We tilk much of Ihe respon sibility of individuals to society, but we for get lhal society is bound lo protect all her children." I was dining some lime since with a dis tinguished Judge of the Queen's Bench, in London. The conversation turned, as you may well im-igine, on the condition of Ihe poor. I said 10 the Judge " Sir, did you observe those poor children, ragged and encrusted in filth, which you passed to-day driving from your house to Westminster Hall 1 " " No, I observed none." " Yet you must have passed some hun dreds." "It is very likely; but it did not occur to me lo observe liiem." " And whal must be the fate of those poor children 1" "Some of them will die of divease, some will emigrate, and some I shall probably hang." " What means can they have of obtaining an honest and honorable livelihood!" " I am sure I do not know." "Is there any alternative for them but to beg, steal or starve ! " " I presume not." " And have you considered their condition, ascertained their wants, and done what you could to avert tne evils to which they are exposed 1 " "Not at all. I have been otherwise en gaged." "Let me tell you, then, sir, that I would rather take my Bland at the day of judgment with those you hang than with yourself." "Sir. do vou intend to insult met" " By no means. I would simply assure you that those you condemn lo be hung, are less euilty than yoursell. Uod has given you talents, education, wealth, a command ing position in society, and yet you can pass daily, unnoticed, hundreds of young beings, who, at they grow up, must necessarily oeg, ateal, or starve. You do not tee them; ! vou do not think of their wretched conditiou; i ou (' nol'l'"K 10 ,ave l',em from that crime, i 0D w'bieh you hereafter sil in judgment ; and ! am I to regard them aa guilty, and you as n"""1' jwui ,,w lortn vour nana, iuto uvea uiem irum iau- I ne ricn man, man ibieiiii ana euu cation, occupying an honorable and import T081 'n ";le,yi who can forget Ihe poor and exposed, fail to observe ihe ihouoaiida growing up for the piison and ihe gallows, and refuse to labor day and night lo save them from Ihe doom which must await ihcm, is, of all Ihe victims of society, the one most sincerely to be pitied, and whose hard lot ia the nne least of all lo be envied. Button Quarterly Bevitw. The Capacity or the Wist, from Ihe Alleghenie to the Rocky Mountains, from i the frozen lake nf Ihe North lo the tepid j waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Every soil, j every climate, every variety of surface. Of I all Ihe great products of the woild, coffee is I the only one which doe not, or may not ' grow there. Take Ihe people of Britain, Ire- land, France, Holland, Germany, Italy and Spain, and place Ihe whole in the valley be- yond (he Appalachians, and it would con tinue lo ask for " more." Ohio alone, ith- ! out ainking a pit below Ihe level of her val- lies, conld supply coal equal to the amount 1 dug from the mines of England and Wales : for twenty-five hundred years, and Ohio is but a pigmy, in the way of bitumen, enmpar- j ed with Western Pennsylvania and Virginia, Iron abounds from Tennestee to Like Erie, and forms Ihe very mountains of Missouri and Arkansas. Salt wells up from secret store-houses in every northwestern Stale. Lead enough to shoot the human race ex tinct, is raised from Ihe greal metallic dykes of Illinois and Wisconsin. Copper and sil- ver beckon all Irustinsr canilaliaia in thn ahorea of Lake Superior. And mark the water courses, Ihe chain of lakes, Ihe im mense plains graded for rail roads by Nature's own hand, the reservoirs of water waiting for eanils to use them. Already the farmer, far in Ihe interior woods of Ohio or Indiana, may ship his produce lo his own door lo reacli Boston, New York, Philadelphia. Bal timore or New Orleins, and every mile of its transit shall be by canal, steamboat, and rail-car. North American Ucview. Tilt Servant's Doctobatb. When the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland, told her honor; a certain minister, who deemed that his ministrations would be more accept able if he possessed what the Germans call ed Ihe doctor-hat, put JEI5 in his purse and went lo St. Andrew's to " purchase for him self a good degree." Hia man servant ac companied him, and was present when his master was formally admitted to the long desired honor. On his return "Ibe doctor " sent for his servant and addressed him as follows : "Noo, Saunders, ye'll ay he sure to ca' me the doctor 1 and gin any spier to ye about me, ye'll be sure to say, ' the doctor's in hia study,' or 'the doctor' engaged,' or 'the doctor w ill see you in a crack.' " "That a' depends," was the reply, "whe ther ye rail me Ihe doctor, too." The Rev. Doctor started. "Ay, it's just so," continued the other ; "for when I found that it cost so little, I e'en got a diploma myself, so ye'll be just good enough to say, 'doctor, put on some coals,' or 'doctor, bring Ihe whiskey and hot water;' and gin any body spiers lo ye abont me, ye'll be aye sure to say, ' Ihe doc tor's in Ihe stable, or the doctor's digging potatoes,' as the case may be." .irvine. Responsibility of Society. NEW AND IMPROVED VOLUME OF THE OHIO CULTIVATOR. DEVOTED to Agriculture, Horticulture, and Domestic and Rural Economy. Sixteen paoes, twice a month, making a handsome volume of 340 pages, with title and index at the end of the year; illus trated with numerous enoravinos of improved farming Implements and Slock, plans of Buildings, Fen ce, &c, &c. M. B. BATEH AM, Eoitor and Proprietor, Columbus, Ohio. The fifth volume of the Ohio Cultivator will cominenco January 1st, 1819. It will be issued in octavo form, making sixteen pa ges each number, instead of eight as former ly, thus making the work more suitable for binding. It will also be printed on a belter quality of paper, and its appearance be oth erwise improved. A distinct Horticultural Department will be added, for which com munications have been promised from a num ber of horticulturists in Uhio and elsewhere. The Housewife's Department will be contin ued, and it promises to be well filled with articles by talented female writers. 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