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ST. AXBAJSTS, VT.3 FRIDAY, jSTOVEMBER 11, 1864.
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MIED IN HOSPITAL
III Mil. . A. W.
, i i,v. virtue. giwd andfll,
, I ram. land In art and busy feet,
- ,, iiulcr and thr rirnniH rere etill.
ni i pared the client utreet.
II .-jiital -til'' "ithrrn nky.
tj,, '.i d tn eight her tears of ruin,
i '. i i.'.v ""iidcriiiff by
, , ,,,,,,-ic on tlio window pane,
j" i lii urd hv welcome sonnd.
'.I'thngnith a nitre decay,
' . caml. of tlu' bttttl rouud
watching fur away.
' in tin' lunch ward, aavo when
- i it moaned aloud with pain,
. , - mie cooling drink and than
' - 1 1 1 )i, and strove to alccp again,
i, ned, licui tlio hreak of day
ii which one firm repimcd
1 f wan glnnim ring away,
, -i and lm U'S were closed.
. -mug that tlu ram drops fell
i I roof t.ir f ir away,
. leM'd ho well,
r.ifti r lav.
past. They woro only tlio subdued
muttorings which, when Iho tompostis
hushed, wo hour from nftir.
33ut now it groat chtingo w.aB about
to tako place in tho situation of the
Major; his daughter was going to be
married. Sho was betrothed to Wil
liam Minister, a Government forrestcr;
they had known each other as chil
dren, and had grown up together.
At tho moment that our story com
mences, the young man was ulonc with
his father-in-law, completing the ar
rangements for tho approaching mar
riage. "That is settled," said ho, pushing
aside his papers which M. Lofton had
presented to him, and at which he had
j not even gluuced; "we are to take the
house by tho water."
"Since Dorothy likes it," replied the
"And beside, wo shall be more com-
'fortublc there than here."
Loffen sighed. .
"Does thin removal vex you?" de
manded William, quietly; "ah! if that
is the case, lot us remain here. "
I "No, my son," answered the old sol
dier, laying his hand on that of the
, forester, "I do not regret this dwel
I "Whir! do vou rogfot then? For
' some time pafet I have observed that j
you are sad. Ah! conceal nothing
( from me, my father! Have I done any-
t thing to displease you?"
1 "No, No, my dear son; but thin mar
riage yon see, recalls so many memo
ries! Then I am jealous of you."
. 1, i -li .I, tin- heated air,
- .1 ai 1 1 1 - th midnight -Ay,
, !, ,i-i in tl.. ir di'xpair,
il.li f th- lie went liy.
tin r -tiioil 1' iide hi bed.
'i" iiui,-l i i .life her loy to f( ar,
1'il'iun nii'l' r iicilh hi head,
I . i ; lira, dai hug, Uod in here,"
- i l,.-)i In r neclt again,
"Yes, jealou," continued the Major,
smiling, in reply to William's look of
astonishment, "for you are going to be
come the first attachment for Dorothy.
Oh, do not deny it! it ought to be so,
and I nm far from complaining of it.
harp, as if ho feared any reminisceneo
of tho past. So ovory effort of tho
young girl to combat this species of
natreu Had luthorio proved useless;
but hers was ono of thoso gontlo and
courageous hearts which novor weary
in trying to do good.
Mennwhilo, tho day appointed for
the nmrriago of Dorothy and William
had arrived. According to tho custom
of the place, the marriage ceremony
was not to tako plnco till after midnight,
in tho protectant church; but the
friends of tho family had boon invited
to moot earlier for tho wedding mip
per. They arrived before the close of the
day, and were received by William and
Dorothy." When they were all assem
bled, Loffen wished to leave thorn, to
see if all the at rnnpoments were
complete. Dorothy objected.
"A thousand pardons, my father,"
she said, putting her asms around his
neck; "hutl forbid yon to leave us."
"And why so ?" demanded the Major,
"Because this day you have no right
to command hero."
"How so ?"
"I am sole mistress."
"Sho is right," cried Counsellor
"But I do not understand "
"This is St. Leonard's Day !"
I "Good Heaven, I had forgotten it !"
, cried Loften.
! "It is St. Leonard's Day t" repeated
all voices; "you are not master in your
i own house, Major."
St. Leonard's Day, which is through
all BaMiria u da of rejoicing, is eelo-
; bra ted at HofT in a very peculiar man
ner. An ancient custom ordains that
the natural order established in fami
lies be reversed on that day, and that
! the authority exercised by the parents
I .. T , , ., , , i pass entirely into tho bauds of their
I soo. Till now I havo been tho sole ob- i , .. , T; . .
! always at my side, and tho hours of
l. .t uear. ii elle uf war.
' i i-ro.uiii him moan with pain, iect of my daughter's cares.
, ...hi l v ,i burning low. j jiac g mc t0 i0Te aiU to plonse; now,
' iii. . w th tea that would not her time and her affection . tiro to be
! shared bv another. I eaunot haro her
i .1 i ii1-- tit- nau iiioujii itcko iii
h ii .in uliu an itind him lav:
... , i cmlliiln ft4nlilnn jnA n
lie- uayw jjoue ij. . ... i lously conformed to tho old custom,
1 ii - l him much at h ime, " i our fears have been divined bv .,. , , , ,, .
. i,t...;ar:and prayer, Doi.oU ,. &Hi(nvmiala; ..tho other smu ngiy answereti ms uaigmer nac
iviilforhimtocome. , ' he should loavo to her and to llbam
: in m re there. 1 uay sue commuuicaiect uiem tome
ir him, a He wept: with tears iu her eyes.
( ) what if ho Hhouid ,.l8 u poS(sibievo 'interl-nptoa Loffen ;
children. It is a sort of Christian
transformation of tho Saturnalia of
Rome, when tho slaves regained for
some hours their liberty, and in their
turn were served by their masters.
The Major, who had always scrupu-
1 V 1 i
whero hU) kindidl 1 ni7 sadness theft; I
will not cloud the huppim .-is of Doro
thy. Never me ntion to her hatl,
have just told yon, William, it ib an '
old man's weakness a pieeo of imn
' m'li'-c. Aj:i I not going tolie with
y..n'r shall 1 not .set' you nm day? I'
I havo but to learn new habit. I will
William did not answer and there
was a silence of some moments. At
length, casting a furtive glance at tho
:e iii 1 ' li km form would he.
' r "i-hini aft r rain,
In "li ii iwj elondu of fear;
' i in it hi r's voice again,
1 im il uhiif;. (!od ii hi ii ."
; up. hm narrow 1h d,
liine lay athwart the k ;
the H.u 1 that lit waudoad.
i pleaiaiit t li"ir t die,
Ir.s traii'pi'l aleip,
in ath his fair lirown hair,
I - 'Ii of joy a deep,
- ' ii l-iug there.
si. Leonard's Day.
' ' of the mountains which ! William, hesitatingly
"There might be a way of prevent
ing the isolation which you dread," said
Ki.mi.i from the Statos of
' I'- is a little city named
"M-rlook-i a portion of the
i-' i' 1 by the Maine. Situat
1 'i i'l- 'I'.U'ut.-d roads, the mod-
li iiK-M'i-ved its ancient cus
' I'M- mid-, there still that
; ' .t, partly effaced in the
'It' ere vi:ue years ago, a
1 Looen. JIo was a
finiii, tiinl he had former
he An triiiu armv with
Jl'- 1'iilt after tlio nnncn
Jjail j-et.H.l on half pay,
t Ji 'fi with a little
"A person who was once dear to you
live in IJgru. "
the management of everything.
"Then," said Dorothy, "it in under-1
stood that you submit to the laws of
St. Leonard's Day."
"And you promise, on your honor, to
accept in all things, your children for i
, masters." i
I "I pledge my honor to it; but we
shall see what use you will make of
i your power." !
"Our friends shall be tho judges of
that," said Dorothy turning toward the !
"I shall havo, "however, an adviser." j
"Who shall it be?" i
"A lady with ' whom I became ae-
quainted on my last visit to tho Presi
"You did not mention it to me."
"No; but she arrived litis morning
at I loff. I mot hor accidentally s I
'Enough! enough, William!" inter- j w-its returning from church, and I havo
rnpted tho Major, rising hastily, "Dor- j invited hor hero this ovoniiig."
othy must havo told you the answer 1 1 "Without consulting me?" said tho
gavo her on that point. It is not well Major, astonished,
to stir tho ashes of dead affections, i "it is St. Leonard's Day, futhtr," ob
Nover spenk to mo again on this sub-! served Dorothy,
ject, William: I entreat it of you as a 1 Loffen cwld not rostrain a gesture
friend, and1! exact it as a father." j 0f displeasure.
Munster bowed sadly, and Loffen , And might T ask, at least, tho name
left tho room. j 0f this unknown?" enid ho.
Now tho person who livod in Egra, "Hero she comos," interrupted Wil
and to whom William had made allu- i Ham.
sion, was no other than tho mother of Dorothy and ho run to meet hor.
I Dorothy, wholmd since i Dorotlty. Married very young to the Tho Major, who was soated noar a
' i '".lutiful young girl. I Major, whom she loved fondly, sho had I window, roso quiotly, lonnod ovor tho
balcony and recognizodCharlotto.
It would bo difficult to doscribo what
passed in tho soul of Loffon on seoing
nofis. unariouo, lngu spiruoti ana her. it was at lirst a mixturo ot uur
sonsitivo, could not onduro bursts of ' pr-iso, of confusion, and of angor; but
passion which to her seemed unjust tho latter fooling soon gained tho mas-
'K'W him into fits of pas-' Ear from dealing cautiously with this tory. It was ovident that all had boon
he regretted whon thoy ! failing of hor husband, bIio had irritat-1 arranged between Dorothy and hor
r h .il'. u was a man of cultivated : at tirst found a thousand joys in this
"'inc. and possessed of many! union; but, by degrees, tho character
Unhappily, tho vio- of Loffon had dosb'oyed this lmppi
:' - ti luiier had clouded his nofis. Charlotto, Inch sniritotl and
"I hindered his advanco
,; 1 at my. The sliuhtost con-
but for which bhaino and
''ted him from apologizing.
'" lost sticeesbivoly his host
A his surest ruiirntis.
whut neither counsols
had boon ublo to do.
1 'H ut effected. That sort of
ilit nm, which vontod itself
1 "i outbursts of angor, in spito
1 11 dilutions of tho Major, was
'"'i billed. Tho bipod circulat
' ' 'lyinhis vuins; experience
r' Hii judgmout less prompt to
Ml others! ntnl 1
1 iiU Ulill4
od him by resistance, ruproachos, and 1 mother; a reconciliation was what thoy
discontent; tho ill fooling increased. I wanted, and, to forco it upon him, they
until at longth coldness had taken the , lmd counted upon his astonishment,
place af atlochon. ihon they con- ki8 embarrassment, his weaknoes, per-
coaled from oach other what thoy wore j
suffering, and buried thair sorrows in
their own hearts, whero oaeh day's
griovancos added to thoso of yestor
day. Excess of anguish led at last to
an open rupture. Charlotte wont to
Egra, wheto sho had rolativcs, and
Loffon camo with his daughtor to livo
But separation did not seem to havo
ir, without too much impu- J soothed his irritation; whether iho
p'tiiou contrary to his own.
' '"Ultv Ciirni,l,..1 M,:,
l , i - iiiuiuii nun i:uuviubiuh.
, ' l,y tho mfautiuo graces of
'tliV. the li.. lw. . -.
i "uu.uiiu ti man; ami
had fr thirty years resisted
1 "'8 fru-ndu and his onomies, Uo-
firl "vo 10 u young
ui luugcr tuo con
II 1T l,,rllf. 1..
- iiMiinunj no was a now
memory of Charlotto rocailou to ins
mind wrongs on his part, at which ho
now blushed, or whether ho still nursed
his resentment against hor, certain it
is that ho shunned everything that
could romiud him of tho mother of
Dorothy, nor portrait had been cov
ered and consigned to an obscuro clos
et; hor piano, carefully closod, was
haps. 'This lttBt idoa roused his indig
nation. Ago had not so calmed his
spirit but that voxation could still with
him, bo easily changed into angor. His
first impulso was to ropulso both moth
er and daughter, and to shut himself
in his room; but tho prosonco of his
guests restrained him.
Ho was standing in tho samo spot,
still hesitating what ho should do, when
Charlotto appeared, accompanied by
William; her eyes met thoso of tho
Major ami she drow back.
'Let mo present to you, Madam do
Nugel, father,' said Dorothy, without
raising her oyes.
Loffen mado a gesturo of impatience.
'Pardon mo for having dwd -to
come' stammered Charlotto; 'I ought
to havo prepared you.
Tim Arnini- lines not need to bo l)l-0-
"I "1 J.
half concealed nttho furthor end of an
1 ' ly did some passing im- unoccupied chamber; ho had oven in- pared, in order to receivo his guests
v 'I from timo to timo the swta that Dorothy should study tho well,' observed "William.
'Besides, it was J who wished it,
and I had tho light to do so,' re
Her father gavo hor n sovoro look.
'For this is St. Leonard's Day,' con
tinued tho young girl.
Tho guests had approached; the
Major saw that ho must conceal bin
chagrin. Bowing then slightly:
'My daughter is right, Madam,' said
he, stiflly; 'she is sovereign mistress
here to day, and it is bIio alono who
Supper was now announced. Each
guest took the hand of a lady, and tho
Major, who found himself alono with
Madame de Nugel, was obliged to of
fer his arm.
But in passing by tho music room to
go to the dining room, he saw that his
guests had stopped before a large pic
ture which had just been hung up; it
was the portrait which had been so
long buried in lln5'cloi?t. 'Who put
that picture there ?' cried the Major,
his eyes flashing.
'I,' answered Dorothy, calmly.
'And who gave you permission to do
'No one, father; but it is Saint Leon
'Yes, il is right,' said nil the guests,
laughing; 'it is St. Leonard's Day.'
Loffen bit his lips.
'Four nothing, Monsieur,' said'Mad-
ame de Nugel, in an undertone; 'that
portrait represents mo young, beauti
ful and happy. You see that no oue
has recognized me.'
mi , i . ...
me jmjor inn not answer, xuey
passed to the dining room, and all f-at
down to table. j
Lotion wus seated near Madame de i
Nugel, to whom Dorothy had yielded
her place, and who was to do the hon-1
ors of the table. The Major had de-j
cided to avoid a scanelal, but not to j
conceal his displeasure ; indeed, he .
oven showed it with all tho more affoe-1
tation, that he l' It at heart less irrita- j
ted than he would havo wished. It
was in vain that he tried to remember j
that ho was the victim of the of the ,
plot arranged between Charlotto and j
his daughter; that he called on hisj
honor to render this plot ineffectual,
that he excited himself to indignation; j
a certain softness and indulgence was
gaining on h.in, spite of himself, it,
was the first time ho had found him-,
self too patient and too gentle.
He determined at leaht to mark his
displeasure by silence. Madame de
Nugel did not try to interrupt it; but
tho Major could not escape her mute
attentions. All his wants were antici
pateel, all his desires satisfied; only his,
favorite dishes aud wines were offered ,
to him, for Charlotte had forgotten .
none of his- tastes. In a word, for '
tho first time in fifteen years, ho found i
near him that watchful and experi
enced oyo of tho woman who lmsj
snared our mo, ana wiioso placo can
not be filled by tho most nffoctionnto
Tho suppor ovor, all tho company
passed to tho music room, and Loffen
perceived then that tho piano had
boon brought down as well as tho por
trait, it was open and noar it placed
tho music desk of tho Major. Doro
thy horsolf brought him his violin, ro-
minding him that ho had promised to
play this ovening. Lofton glanced
toward Madame- do Nugel who ap
proached tho piano and was going
to rofuso; but Counsellor Hotman
challenged him to oboy, crying that it
was St. Leonard's Day.
Tho pieco choson by Dorothy was
ono of tho duets which her father, in
days gone by, had ofteu playod with
Charlotto. The latter remembered
still tho exprossion which tho Major
gavo this pieco, and the time which lie
playod it; thoroforo it was oxocuted
with a wonderful brillianco. Thoso
who most admirod tho musical talont
of Lofton, had never hoard him play
with a liko correctness, charm, and
power. It seomod na if tho two in
struments understood and answored
each alitor. When thoy woro Bilont,
all tho listeners npplaudod rapturously,
and Counsollor Hotman ran to tho por-
'You must cortainly huvo only ono
soul in two bodies,' said ho, 'to put
such harmony into tho expression of
ono sentiment 1 '
Loffon and Madamo do Nugol bowed
'Ah 1 you aro formed to understand
each other,' added tho enthusiastic
molomaniac, pressing a hand of each.
'Music is an omanation of tho heart;
and to play in such accord as that, is
almost to lovo each other.'
Madamo do Nugel smiled and blushed,
and wished to qtiiot tho piano; but
Dorothy begged her to give ono of
thoso old German airs which sho sang
so well. After a littlo resistance, she
soated herself again, and commenced
tho old ballad of (J)ie blaue Hone'
As Madamo do Nugel sang, all tho
resentment of tho Major seemed to bo
uilonced, and an inoxpressiblo amotion
took possession of him. Tho song
ho had hoard tho first timo ho had
seen Charlotto; and, afterward, in the
early days of their Union, sho had re
peated it to him a thousand times. The
voice of Madamo do Nugol acted on
him, with magical power, and built
up again tho fallen cdifico of his
happiness. In listening to it, ho saw
again tho vino clad cottago iu which
they lived at Praguo, tho gardon with
its bower clematis and its borders of
violets. Ho saw himself again young,
confiding, joyous. It was liko an ovo
cntion of all that thoro had been of
tenderness and happiness in his past
Madnme do Nugel had long quitted
the piano, yet tho Major wub still
standing in tho Bamo snot, his arms
crossed and his head bowed. Ho was
drawn from his rovorio by tho voice of
William, aunmtnetng to him that tho
hour of midnight had just struck. Ho
took the arm of Madamo do Nugol,
without observation this timo and
went to the church with tho rest of tho
There is in this solemn act which
binds together forever two beings
upon earth, and destines them to livo
for oach other, a religious character
which moves all hearts; but it is for a
father especially that tho nuptial cer
emony has something grand and touch
ing. It is an abdication of all rights
over the child whom he has roared
and whoso happinoss ho confides
hpnci forth to another. Tho emotions
which the Major had just experienced
disposed hint particularly to those ten
der feelings; so that he could not ros
traif his tears when he heard tho min
ister pronounce tho consecrated for
mula which gave his daughter to Wil
liam. By an involuntary movement
his eyes sought thoso of Madame do
Nugel. She had concealed hor face in
her hands and was sobbing.
This community of feelings annihi
lated whatever of resontinont there
might still have romained in tho soul
of tho Major.
After all, thought ho, it is her moth
er. This idea melted him. Her mother !
and she was there, as a strangor,
At length, after a long ombraco, tin
Major gently disengaged himself, and.
laying his hands on tho foreheads of
Dorothy and William, who had falh ii
on their knees besido him, said solemn
ly: 'Now may tho children bo bios: cd.
for they havo boon wiser hero, Doro
thy; you havo given us back hairiness,
and I wish that cvc"y day in future be
a St. Leonard's Day.'
How Mackeuhl ahe Cauoht asp
CaiiED. Whon a mackerel vessel
roaches a placo whore fish aro supposed
to bo plentiful, tho master furls all his
sails oxcept tho mainsail, brings his
vessel's bow to tho wind, ranges his
crow at intorvals along ono of her sides,
and, without a mackorel in sight, at
tempts to raiBo a school by throwing
ovor bait. The bailor stands amid
ships, with tho bait box outside the
rail, and with a tin cup nailed to a
long handle ho scatters tho bait on
tho water. If the mackorel appear,
tho mon throw out short lines, to tho
hooks of which a glittering pewter jig
is affixed. Tho fish, if they bito at all,
gonerally bito rapidly, and are hauled
in as fast as tho most activo mau can
throw out and draw in a lino. As thoy
pull them on board, tho fisherman,
with a jork, throws tho fish into a bar
rel standing bosido him. So raven
ously do they bito that sometimes a
barrol full is caught in fifteen minutes
by a single man. Some activo young
men will haul in and jerk off a fish aud
throw out tho lino for another with a
single motion, and repeat tho act in
so rapid succession that their arms
seem continually on the swing. "To
be high line, that is, to catch tho
greatest numbor of fish," sayo Sabine,
"is an object of earnest desiro among
tho ambitious ; and tho muscular case,
tho precision and adroitness of move
ment which such men exhibit in the
strife aro admirable. Whilo tho school
remains alongside, and will tako the
hook, tho excitement of the mon, and
tho rushing noiso of tho fish iu their
beautiful and manifold evolutions in
tho water, arrest tho attention of tho
most careless observer."
Somotimos, after thousands have
un-' boon caught bv ton or twelve mon of
A Stkatixho CooAWo witncB?od
an amusing incident on ono of our
suburban streets last Saturday. A
i. shionablo young lady, got up in tho
highest stylo of tho millincr'a art, and
amryed in all tho glory of a fivo dol
lars a yard silk, a twenty dollar bonnet,
and a thrco hundred dollar shawl, was
majestically sweeping along in tho di
rection of the Fair Ground, whilo just
behind a littlo boy was leading a pet
coon. A countryman in a brown
slouched hat and a linsey-woolsey
"warmus," camo along, followed bi
"yallah" dog, whoso noso was scarred
diagonally, transversely and laterally
with tho scars of many a fiercely con
tested battlo with them embers of tho
raccoon family. "Tigc" no sooner
saw tho ring-tailed representative of
h s ancient enemy thau ho made a
frantic divo for him, accompanied by
a furious bark. Cooney comprohcnil
etl tho situation at a glance, bolted in
continently, and sought sanctuary be
neath the nmplo circumfcrcnco of tho
lady's crinoline. Tho young lady
screamed, while tho dog mado rapid
circles, snuffing tho air, and evidently
bewildered to know what had becomo
of tho coon. Tho situation of tho
young lady was critical and embarrass
ing. Sho was afraid to move for fear
the coon would bite, and the coon de
cliucd to leave his retreat till tho dog
had retired. Finally tho dog was
der a false name ! Her mother I and j tho crow, tho mackerel suddenly dis-
her presence was not even u joy puro j appear- Tlio linos aro then thrown
and perfect for Dorothy; for it re-! aside, and all hands go to work to
minded her that the holiest ties might ' dress tho fish tho captain or mato first
.,... i i .. ...
bo broken mat an ino nappinoss j counting thorn, and noting down in I
dreamed of by her and William might , the fish-hook what each man has
( tid in BCliaration and hatred! The ' rtntialiL Tim mnekernl urn unlit and
Mnior felt. Ilia llAlirf. rmiireSSed.aK if bv iJnnnrul oiwl cinl-nl owliiln in luievilu I LlllOJlO,
a weight of remorse, and when his , 0f Mlt water. They are then washed fa,"cs 80 hornbl nS almost 811 W
daughter rose-her hand clasped in and handed to tho suitor, who puts n boho ; and w-ould seem to have no
WUlmm'H-ho lowered his eves to 1 l,nn,1fl of nH. in the hntfom of n W. Pssiblo existence outside of Dontes
stoned off, tho boy dragged tho coon
from his hiding place, and the young
lady went her way, with a lively con
sciousness of having experienced a now
sonsaiion. As for the coon he was in
stantly killed. liulianapolits Journal.
Sl'lTEltlNCiS OF Fr-DMtAI, PlUSONEltS.
The U. S. Sanitary Commission havo
published a "Narrative of Privations
and Sufferings of United States OfficorB
and Soldiers whilo prisonors of War in
tho hands of tho Kcbel Authorities."
Tho facts in this terrible arraignment
of tho Bebel government aro derived
from undoubted sources, and convict
that government of an inhumanity
which approaches to barbarism. To
find a parallel for it wo must go to
Naples, and study tho treatment of po
litical prisouors by that combination
of "mud and blood" King Bomba.
Indeed, this Itcport of tho Sanitary
Commission's Committeo of Inquiry,
composed as that Committee is, of
mon whoso names carry with them tho
vouchers of their veracity, cannot but
havo a wido influenco wherever it is
circulated, whether in America or
Tho stories told aro somc-
avoid tho gaze.
Meauwhilo thoy left the church tho
guests ombracod tho uawly married
couple, and went to their rospectivo
Dorothy had placed hor arm within
her father's, William gavo his to Mad
amo do Nugol, and all four arrived at
tho house of tho Maior.
Thoy found tho music room still illu
miuatod, tho piano open, tho violin
hanging at tho desk, and tho portrait
which scorned to smilo on theso
sins of festivity.
Madame do Nugel now advanced
towards tho Major. Sho was pnlo, and
hor voico trembled.
'It is timo for us to part,' said sho;
'farc-woll, Monsieur, aud let mo thank
you for having allowed
your threshold. Do not
over, that it was my own
ilict you by my prosonco
mo to pass
wish to nf
If I havo
rol, takes a fish in his right hand, rolls
it in salt, and places it skin downward
in tho barrol, till ho comes to tho top
layor, which is placed skins up and
well covered with suit. When the
vessel returns to port, tho fish aro
sent on shoro to bo sorted into thrco
or four qualities, weighod, ro-packed,
ro-salted and ro-pickled.
Tho mackorel fishery, as pursued
by tho Now Englanders, is a toilsomo
and perilous calliug, and success in it
can only bo achieved by great energy
and activity. It is carried on chielly '
iu schooners averaging fifty tons, j
which follow their proy to tho Gulf of!
St. Lawrenco, and oven to tho bleak
and stormy coast of Labrador. Hub
ert Carter's "Summer Cruise on the Xcw
England Coatl." ,
t&" Tho "High-Pressure" System in
our schools is discussed with much
como, it is bocauso I could not resist j ability in tho report of John D. Phil
tho prayers of this child. I wished j Ln-idc, Superintendent of tho Public
that sho should not appear at tho altar Schools of Boston, which ha3 just ap
as an orphan; but that in tho most sol-1 peared. Tho long oxpericuco of this
omn act of her lifo sho should find us
both near hor to bless hor. Pardon
mo for having prcsontod mysolf with
out your permission, and for having
tukon advautago of a day. accorded to
our child. SU Leonard's Day is ovor,
Monsiour; you aro going to becomo
mastor again going to enter into pos
session of tho isolation which you
Farowoll,' said sho, ' 0 you who
lovo mo still and whom I shall soo no
mora 1 I carry away tho memory of
Hub day as a consolation for all my
future lifo but do you try to forget it.
Closo again that piano, which has not
boon oponed for so long a timo cover
again that portrait aud all tho past
with it; for St. Leonard's Day is over.'
At, theso words, she toro herself
from tho arms of. tho young couplo,
and advanced, tottering, toward tho
door; but tho Major, who had just
closed it, stood palo and trembling on
tho threshold. Their eves met, and
all tho past, with its quarrels aud its
sorrows, was pardoned in that look.
Churlotto 1 murmured Loffen, open
ing his arms.
'Lucicn 1' answer Madame do Nugel.
And sho throw herself upon his bo
gentleman as a teacher, and tho im
portant office ho holds, will give addetl
weight to his testimony. Ho says :
"I am fully convinced that, in some
of theso schools, tho pupils aro over
worked to such an extent as to consti
tute an ovil of great magnitude. This
ovil exists in both tho upper and lower
classes, but it is more fully developed,
and moro injurious in its effects in the
highest divisions, whore tho pupils aro
competing for medals. It is found in
tho schools for boys as well as iu tho
schools for girls, although it is moro
general and moro harmful iu tho latter.
Tho baneful effects of this mistake sys
tem aro not limitetl to a few individual
pupils, who como to school in. delicate
health, aud without the ordinary power
of endurauco. Thoy aro destructive
to tho health of scores and hundreds
who commence their school lifo with
sound and vigorous bodies. Tho
hurtful system operates in thrco ways
to tho injury of pupils, physically,
by preventing bodily oxerciso and rec
reation ; mentally, by exacting too
constant and loo sovoro intellectual
application ; and morally by unneces
sarily tempting children to deceivo in
order to e6capo tho consequences of
failures iu lessons."
Inferno, yet thoy arc proved by ov
idenocs which no candid mind can re
sist. Tho brutal malignity which
prompted many of tho outrages hero
recorded on common decency" and
common humanity, is shown from tho
fact that they woro utterly motiveless
on any grounds of preventing tho
escape of prisoners. Anybody who
can read tho pamphlet without. thrill
ing all over with righteous wrath
against tho Confederacy, possesses a
coolness of temperament which would
.'refrigerato tho tropica." J
A Gr.xr.nous Donation. Mr. G. H.
Houghton, an artist of Brattleboro,'
presented to tho Vermont Historical
Society at tho annual mccting.a beauti
ful gilt-edged quarto volumn of 88 Pho
tographic views taken in Virginia dur
ing tho last threo years, exhibiting
truthful and lifo-liko scones, and ytho
tographs of many Vermont field offi
cers, making in all ono of tho most
valuable and reliablo historic collec
tions mado since tho commencement
of tho rebellion.
In viow of tho value and appropri
ateness of tho donation, Sir. Hough
ton was by unanimous vote elected a
lifo member of tho socioty. The book
Mill for a fow day s remain on exhibi
tion in tho Stato Library. Journal
i i hi . . ...
Gkn. Biknuy's Last Hours. During '
tho progress of tho insidious malady
which was tho causo of tho death of f
Gen. Biruoy, ho wus frequently deliri
ous. , During thoso moments, when
reason was temporarily unseated,'. ha.
constantly was under tho hallucination"
that, ho was still in tho field at tho head
of tho proud legions that ho had 1c
so often to victory. Ho was frequently
heard to exclaim by the anxious watch
ers at .his bedside ; "Bring, up-, tho.
guns;" "Advance on tho loft;" and
other military orders, the counterpart
of thoso issued on tho battlo field. His
last words, spoken in tho dolirium that
preceded his death, were ; "Boys, keep
your eyes on tho fiagl"
3- Tho Now York Wines romork3'
that it is curious that ovory officer, al
most without exception, who is now
opposing tho administration, is ono
who has beon- sent from tho service,
oitjior from incompetency or muxou--.