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"Girls," said Jc Henderson, looking meditatively at a pile of books lying on the tabic at her side, "what a grand tiling it must be to be an authoress ; I would give all I posesscd in the world to gain fame and, literary honors." , . , Wc all glanced up in surprise as-Joc f poke. There had been a perfect silence Tor the last five minutes, broken only by the whispered "One, two, three," of Lily Armbrustar, Swno ,was busiiy.cro chctingj a gay zophyr; tidy, and Itlie scratching of a pen over the paper as an other of the party worked diligently in the preparation of the morrow's lessons. ,TVc were a party of six, juerrj-, light hearted 'school-girls, ' gathered that cold March night in 3Irs. Lindenmcyer's com fortable sitting-room. Wo were insepar able friends, attending the same school, and living in closo proximity to one an other; and. scarcely an evening passed without finding us assembled at the house of one of the girls, each bringing with her the lessons for the next day, to which wo would devote the fir&t hour ; after these were committed tOvmemory, we would have a pleasant chat, or perhaps a quiet game of checkers or cribbae; sometimes impromptu charades would be the evening's programme; and a more innocent, happier assemblage could nev er be found. On this particular evening we had all finished our respective tasks, with the ex ception of Mollio Archerwhoso pen was f tiding rapidly across tho paper as she cnt over the last page. Some of the party were reading, and tho others em ployed upon some light articles of fancy Only one of the irroup was idle; this was Kate Carroll, who, curled snugly up in tne corner 01 the lounge, was watch ing us with half-closed eyes. Kate scorn ed tho insinuation that she was Iazv, and would stoutly declare that no one accomplished more than sue, although she owned she did like to lounge a little in the evening. Joe Henderson, 'who had uttered the sentence at the beginning of our story, was a slender girl of fourteen, with fair complexion, almost childish face, and very light hair, 'cut short, and standing out bodly in every direction;'' no one, to my knowledge, ever saw it parted straight, and as Kate Carrol used to say, "'J.he part of Joes hair looked as it it had lost its way, and was travelling first in ono direction and thoji in another." She was clad in a short, darkbrown dress, with a little blue llannel jacket thrown carelessly around her. Any stranger, to have heard her .words and thcirglanc cd at her appearance, would have laugh ed outright; but upon us; who consider ed Joe as an oracle on any subject, her words created a profound sensation. Lily Armbruslcr, tho youngest of the group, who was seated on a low stool at Joe's side, looked up lovingly, arid'said in a sympathetic tone: " hy don t you write a book, then, Joe? I know von could; " and she slid her little hand into Joe's, and laid her head upon her knee. Lilly was a delicate child ol twelve, as fragile as the flower w hose name she liorc, and was petted by every one. In her eyes, Joe was a paragon of virtue, and Lily was never happy when absent from her side. Joe smiled kindly down upon the up lifted face, and said sorrowfully: "I wish I could, darling; but I am afraid that my ambition is greater tlian, 1113- in-, tcllect; but if Lou liindcnineycr would try, I know-that she would succeed," glancing at Lou, who was deep in the mysteries of "The Old Curiosity Shop," and too much interested in tho fate of its little heroine to heed anything around her; but as she heard her name mention ed, she raised her head and said inqui ringly: "Did you speak to me ? " " Joo was saying that you could write a book if youwould try," explained Lily. "1 write a book!'' exclaimed Eon. " Why, I would be tho happiest girl in tho world if I could : but it is impossible." "Euroka!" suddenly cried Kato-Caiv roll, springing into an. upright 'position, and clapping her nantH with delight. "1 know what we ctin do, "iris ; let us all try together, and sec what kind of a story wo can write. It could be nothing less than grand, with so much talent employ ed in tho production of it. "lou know tho old saving about too many cooks," said Mollio Archer, who, having finished her writing, had joined the circie, and now spoke for the first time. "But," persisted Kate, eagerly, "it would bo the easiest thing in the "world to write a novel, if every one of us would -1 help, uii! wouldn tit be splendid ;ju-.t imagine secinsr it in itrint. and saving to yourself, "J wrote that." " Hut how would we get it published 7 said Lou, thoughtfully; "would we have it issued in book-form, or would We send it to somo periodical ? " "Well, I incline to the periodical," said Kate, after a moments thought; " because,". nnramentativelv. "it-would bo very thrilling, of course, and rt would be so nice to liave folks read it, and just as they get to tho most interesting part, they would find that it was 'To bo con tinued.' Oh! icouWrt'f they bemad? I would just like to see them about that time. And madcap Kate fairly bounc ed up and down upon the loung'e, in the exnberanco of her glee "Yes, it cer tainly must bo'frjtcr a maaetofi newspaper." " ---? - "Aill it be very long," asked Lily, with sparkling eyes. Oh, my. 3-es !" said Kate : "von don't suppose that six heads combined would write a short story ! What do vou sav to !raSUKifKBiaflii Lou: "but I think it is 4 capital idea." VAna-r, "ana i,- ocnoca Atomic, and Twoald bo as much pleased u you arc with the idea, if I thought we would ttcceed' said Joo; bmt as dcarly-J J wonldTovo to'be an authoress, stifl Hear none of us have tho requisite talent to undertake such a difficult task, as I know this would be." "Difficult!" said Kate, scornfully; " why it would be mere child's play. The combined efforts of six intelligent girls not enough to write one novel ; humph ! " "Xeli," continued she, turning to me, "you are sitting there as demurely as a Quakeress; what is j-our opinion of our project ? " ' "I think," said I, bluntly, "that Joe is tho only sensible one among you ; but, of course, it you are all bent upon the undertaking, I will not say one word to discourage you, and you are heartily wel come to any assistance I can give you." That's a" darling," said Kate, giving me a ferocious hug, thereby disarranging my collar and scratching my check. 1 gave her a gentle pinch to restore her equanimity, and then wo all settled down to discuss the projected story. - "How long do you think it will take to write it, Kate 1" said Mollie, in a per fect flutter of excitement. "Can't we commence right off?" " Yes," replicdKatc, " there is no time like tho present, you know, and if wo commence it to-night we cau very prob ably finish it to-morrow or next day. In't there a proverb Uiat says, 'Always take time by the topscnot? "Forelock," corrected Joe, with an ex pression of horror at Kate's mistake. " AVcll, forelock, then; it don't matter, tliC3' both mean the same thing," said Kate, with asperity ; " but that has noth ing to do with thesubject in hand. Lou, get some paper, and wo will commence now." , Lou opened her desk, and after look ing carefully through it, said in a disap pointed tone : " I can fine only ono quire ; will that be enough to commence upon ? " " Well, I biipposc wo will liave to make it do for to-night," said Mollie, who was impatient to oegin, ' and wo can buy some more, to-morrow." Lou produced the paper, and we all drew our chairs a littlo closer in the cir cle, aiid assumed the dignified express ion befitting embryo literary celebrities. " Who is to be the amanuensis ? " in quired Joe, in a mclo-drauiatic tone; "for, of course, ono of us will have to transfer to paper the glowing words that fall like gems from the eloquent lips of tho respective members of this assem bled company. There ! wouldn't that be a splendid sentence forourstory? it litis rather a poetical sound, I think." " Yes, capital ; just dot that down, Joe," said Kate, " and wo will use it when oc casion requires ; and I gdess you might as well do all the writing, for Jam too lazy, and none of the others can write well enough." " Why, Kate Carrol," cried Lou, " who ever said you could write better than the rest of us ? You blot every sheet of pa per you use, and if you write the book, we will have to apply the words of a cer tain poet to oiirsclvc, and repeat dole fully 'I eertainlr mrMii! Fom thin?, Wlu-a ilM till. Iik I writ: ltiitil.-jr know, nliat this booL mvaai now. For Ve forgotten It." ' That is the idea, but I slightly altered the words. And now I have one requcsf to make before we commence, and it is simply this, I want the hero to be named cither ' Fitzniaiirice or Fitzgerald,' they are ray favorite names ami they have such a romantic sound." "Xo," said Kate, decidedly, "I was the one that propoicd the book, and 1 will not have a hero with fits." "Don't be spiteful, Kate," said I ; "we all know that your chirography is noth ing to boast of; but that" is no disgrace; and if you spend the evening in disput ing, we will never get the story com menced." "Yes, do begin," impatiently exclaim ed Jlollie Archer. " What is it to be about and what is to be the name of it ? " " One question ata time, if you please," said Joe, with an asumption of dignity, as sh'c drew her chair up to the table, and arranged paper and pen within reach of her hand. "Suppo-o each of us gives her a idea of what the book ought to be like, and whichever we think the best we can use. "Very good," said Mollie; "and as Lou is hostess and the oldest of the par ty, we will hear her views upon thesub ject first." Lou spent several minutes in deep thought, and then said slowly and hesi tatingly: "How would it do to have the hero and heroine devotedly attached to one another, and ou the eve of marriage a designing villain shall come forward, and threaten to publish to the world a terrible secret which he has discovered in reference to the vonn" ladv'.S father. and will keep silence only on'eondition that she will become his "wife. Fearing that her father will die of grief and shame if his secret is known to the world, she consents to mam him ; and then in the end the hero can come forward and prove that the secret is no secret at all, but merely a plausible storv invented by the villain to frighten the heroine into a mar riage with himself? Of coarse it will endhapily;the lovers will get married. and their enemies will be punished for their wickedness. Kate had listened with gradually wi dening eyes, and as Lou paused, she ex claimed : " Aint you a pretty one, Lou Lindenmeyer, sitting there telling us ' David Copperfield' all orcr.again, ai.d trying to make us believe that you made it up yourself ! Wh v, any chUd could sec that that was nothing but tho story of Agnes V lckneld and ilavid Copperfield. I own Dickens is a pretty good author, but we don't want an v tecnd-hand plots." ,"lt isnt one , bit like David Copper- fiiLI " caiJ. Tktl tnrfiv4ntll-.vrivh flnth. . TT-Tr: -?"- "VI ." - ed cheeks and tearful eyes ; "1 eofapo: $d itsall myself; and-I think it sounds I health, sat in school with wet.foet aad MidlVtIJAHT300 Sl-'SAhiSipcIoUiIrig. In the evening shccom- WV4 JUIUU) aVH) DMU IV M-9 hear whai-Kaie has ioy-Tbve (( TaA w!w1 .- T . . t la fl doabt he plqt' wHT oj-4 aajthiag ever "WeU," said Kate. "I doVt waat aav rfyoar nMyKiMsfl wat sosKUuag with a tomble aystery all through the book, and the heroine getting out of a scrape in one chapter only to get into another in the next, and then in the end she can find out that she isn't herself at all, but somebody else stolen away. when she was a baby, you know. And, oil I I'll ten you wiiat would splendid let her fall in love with her oicn Irotlier, and just as they are going to be married she can discover who she is, and taints away at finding it out ; and when she revives sho can lie clasped in the arms of her long-lost parents ; and then she can discover lliat bho only loved Victor St. Clair (that must be his name) asa brother all the time, and sho cau turn around and marry some real nice fellow that we can have all ready waiting for her in the book. Thcro now," said Kate, triumphantly, as she paused for breath for she had rattled out these w ortls without a moment's hesitation "who can ask anything better than tliat? But, of course, wo will hear what the others have to say before we decide which plot wo will make use of," and she looked complacently around, as if challenging us to excel her in talent, if we could. "That all sounds very well said Lou, who was still smarting under the impu tation that sho had plagiarized ; " but if 1 write a novel, I want the heroine to have more stability of character than to love one man until the end of tho book and then turn around and marrv anoth er." "Why, what do you want her to do ? " retorted Kate, flaring up. " You surely don't want her to marry her brother! But I have just thought of a tplemlid plan. Suppose we say that, just as the lovers are plunged in grief at finding they are so nearly related, they discover that he m'nt her'brother after all, but a foundling left at the door in a basket; and, to cap the climax, he will turn out to be the son of some great count or lord, and they can get married in style." " Oh ! " said Mollic, " that will be grand. But what do you think, Joe; are you sat isfied with Kate's proposed plot ? " Joe hesitated for a moment, and then replied slowly: "I have no doubt it would make a very thrilling novel. But don't vou think, girls, that an American book, written by six intelligent Ameri can girls, ought to have some better ob ject in view than affording an hour's amusement for thoughts readers? I say, let the heroine be a good, loving Christian girl, whoso noble conduct and loving self-sacrifice, through the entire book, will -.ervo as a model for those of our readers who arc striving to conquer their faults, and seeking to look above the foolish friviolities of this world to a better and brighter sphere. What a grand thing it would be if we could do even a little good in tho world; and if there 1.5 any talent 111 our hook, let it lie employed "in our Master's lausc." Joe's voice had becoino tremulous us she spoke, and thcro were tears in tire eves of all. for we all knew and vm- pathied with Joe's feelings upon die sub ject of religion. " Haven't you any suggestions to make, Nellie? " inquired Lou, alter a few min utes' pau-o. "Xo," replied I; "what Joe has said expresses all that I could say on thesub ject; and 1 think it we-adopt ilia: sty 10 our story will meet. Willi a more coruiai reception than a mere sensational novel wold." " O dear!" said Kate: " iust fancy me tiointed out by persons n the atithoics of a OLor.il S'tory fur Young Folks.' 1 would never dare to laugh again ; and I supposo I should have to act like thi," and she drew down the corners of her mouth, and, with a severe look at each of u, said solcmnl: " Xo levity, young ladies; 110 levity; lean allow no jesting upon serious subjects ; it grieves 111c to the heart to sec your worldliness ; il you will accept a word of advice from so humble- a person as myself, I would rec ommend to your perusal my book, enti tled 'Sweet Clover for Lost Sheep;'" and the wild girl assumed such an air of mock seriousness tliat none 01 us couiu. resist a smile at her representation of a moral authoress. Jut at this moment a loud ringing of the door bell startled us, and, glancing at the clock, we were dismayed to find it was hail" past nine. "O dear!" said Lou, despairingly, " there come" somebody after one of you, and wo shall not gf t our book commenc ed, after all. It's a real shame." '"Twascver tkns from childhood's hour,'" spouted Kite ; "but wocanwiin mence it just as well to-morrow night; and I guess our ideas will 'keep.'" It proved to be a servant sent after Lily ; and, gathering up our school books 111 haste, we wrapped our snawis ana hoods around u, and all scampered off; for nine o'clock was the hour at whuh all good children should be at home at Ioast so our parents thought. As .ve separated, Kate said: " Wcwill certainly write our book to-inorrow night ; o in the meantime you can all try to think of something excruciatingly funny to put into it ; " and, with the ex pectation of seeing each other tho next evening, we parted. - How often it occurs that when all seems bright and beautiful around us, when our hearts are bounding with do light, and when sorrow or trouble seems some far-off phantasm of the imagina tion, that a gulf will open at our feet, and I without a moments warning wc nmi ourselves plunged in the maelstrom ol grief or misfyrtanc; and ihoao whoso bright c-es and cheerful faces proclaim unimpaired health, mav, by some acci dent or misfortune, be Lroaght in a few hours to the verge of the grave. The next day wasoalo. aad stormy; Kate, with her usual .disregard of her puuacu 01 a tioicbi bcwikw uu pure throaL aad was loo slcklb ioia u. The succeeding day found her with a high fe ver. Day after dav nassed. and we met with grave faces; aeae'ef a Upsagfct of beginning oar book aatu asm- waul ae with us to At last she began to recover, and now another trial awaited us. Lou Linden mcyer's father heard of a lucrative po sition in tho West, and as he hail for a long timo thought seriously of moving to one of tbo Western States, ho decided that a better opportunity would never offer, and attera tew weeks' preparation, the family left for a far distant State. Lou was almost broken-hearted at leav ing all the friends whom she had known and loved for so many years; audit was with many tears apd sobs that we saw her leave. Lily Armbrutar moved to a different part of the city, and our pleasant party was completely broken up. Kate's health returned slowly, and du ring her convalescence she had timo to turn her thoughts to subjects that she had hitherto disregarded; and on her recov ery, to the siiqirise ot every one, united herself with the church. She is still a merry, light-hearted girl, but her wild spirits are toned down, and her expres sion betokens a mind at peace. I am sorry to say "Our Novel" was never written, and the public little dream what they have lost. No doubt it would have created a sensation in the literary world ; but, alas "Of ahead wordof tousle andiicn, Thi-NvMnt are-tutae: 'It inig'it line betn.' " A Beautiful Castaway. . A correspondent of tho Xcw York Times tells the following s-ad story of what he saw in one of the wretched ten ement houses, which abound in the me tropolis: As wo passed up the stairway we met a fair young girl poorly clothed and hag gard from debauchery. Her long, flow ing, flaxen hair, blue eyes, tine white teeth, good features, and slender grace ful figure looked strangely out of place amid such surroundings. The detective suddenly grasped her arm. She slopped and turned toward us with a startled ex pression. "What have I done? Doyou wantine?" she gasped. "No, Mag. But what are you doing here ? Do you live here now? " he asked. " o, sir. I only stayed here this morning. 1 don't lice anywhere. 1 only (lay, you know. 1 was out all night, and Mrs. up stairs let mclay on the straw for a little Iecp," she answered. ." Why don't you go home, Mag? What are you knocking around such a place for? You are atreeent look ing girl. Can't you get work and earn your jiving?" "Homo?" she. almost screamed. " Home ! I did know what that w:is once. But now, noic pshaw, what's the ue; Let 1110 go, please: There was a wild light in her eve and a tone to her voice, and a tremor iu her features, that rooted us to tho spot ami brought tears to our eyes. "Work didn't 1 try to work, and didn't they find out what happened me, and wasn't I called a , and discharg ed from every plate? No one would give inea chance, and when I tirt went home didn't my uncle tell me to clear out and go to ? and that's the 011K place I can go to!" she continued, with a half-hysterical laugh. " Never mind, Mag; be an honest girl and do the best 3-011 can," said the officer, and she diap- 1 (fared down the stairs with a hoiitid. An old woman was leaning over the banisters, und overheard our conversa tion. She turned toward lis as we reach ed the next landing, and said: "There was a good nice, girl once. Bulshe amc here from the country for work, and she was looking lor lodging nt night, when two men told her to come in here and they would show her a cheap boarding house. Vt lien she got in a dark plate thev knocked her down. Sho didn't make much noise, and voli can guess the rest yourselves. Those two devils left her most dead faint, and since then sho's gone troni bad to worse." "Can this be true?" we asked. "True! WI13- vou needn't wonder at ar.y kind of deviltry that happens in these places. If yon traveled around this ward much yui hear a great many strango stories I " re plied the officer. A Fight With a Hattlesxake. A .Min nesota paper, tho Lancsboro Herald, of J 1113- 4th, sa3s : " .Last week ftumlay, as a Norwegian girl, living some four miles lrom this place, was walking along the road, she passed directly in front of, and close to, a huge rattlesnake that was just coining out of the grass into the road. This unceremonious action seemed to make his snakcship vciy wroth, ami he immediate- sounded the battle alarm l3' rattling his gong. The girl well knew the sound, and turned to ascertain the location of her ugK- foe, which she soon did, and, instead of rsnning, screaming or fainting, looked about for something with which to defend herself. She could find nothing, nor had sho a long time to look, for the snake, with eyes glistening, rattles in motion, mouth widco-ren, and his tongue darting back and forth, was close upon her. Bat sho was pluck to the back bone, and did not pro)tKC to surrender tho field without a fight in fact, retreat was out of the question, for the snake was now within arm's reach of her so, keeping her eye rtea-Iilv on the snake's head, sho commenced tho fight with her foot, moving it back arid forth, up and down in every direction, the snake following the motions with his head to get a chance to bite. The r formancu lasted but pcrhas a minute hoars to Ler when, by a quick move ment, hc got the advantage, and down came the foot and hcavyhoe upon the snake's hca.1, where she held him until he was dead. .She found a tone and pounded off the rattlea, and slia ays it was the largest rattle aake tJiccvcraaw." . The fallowing letter, according to asrir rational ista, "jak volames," was jack ed op in -the streets of HJoomrBto, 1 11-, the other day: " Dearest (L, Yoar booU are iaside the gardca feacr, at the soUa east corner, under a piece of old carpet. Dea'tcome aay more, for. haarea's sake. Thoolemaa swears aVU UowtWtea oyMr head off. Yyarafcctioa rta RT J. C.lkidtiJaridyasaryamlrtilrr. Female lalicace aad Kscrj-j. I have noticed, -03-8 Washington Ir ving, that a married man falling into misfortune is more apt to retrieve his situation in the world than a single one, chiefly because his spirits are soothed and relieed by domestic endearment, and self-respect kept alive by finding that alt hough all abroad bo darkness and humiliation, .v-et there is still a little world of love at home, of which he is a monarch. Whereas, a single man is apt to run to waste and self-neglect, to fall to ruins, like some deserted mansion, for want of an inhabitant. 1 have often had occasion to remark the fortitude with which women sustain the most over-whelming reverse of fortune. Those disasters which break down the spirit of man, and prostrate him in tho dust, seem to call forth all tho energies of the softer sex, and give such intrepid ity and elevation to their character that at times approaches to sublimity. No thing can bo more touching than to be hold a soft and tendor leinale, who had been all weakness and dependence, and alive to all trivial roughness while tread ing prosperous, paths of life, suddenly rising in mental force to be tho comfort er and supporter of her husband under misfortune, guarding him, with un shrinking firmness, from the bitterest blast of adversity. As the vino which has long twined its loliage about tho oak, and has been lifted h" it in sunshine, will, when the hardy plant is rifted ly tho thunderbolt cling round it with its caressing tendrils, ami bind up iLs shat tered bough ; so, too, it is beautifully or dained l3 Providence that woman, who is the ornament and dependent of man in his happiest hours, should be his stay and Milaco when smitten wilh sudden calamity, winding her self into the ca ressesof his nature, tenderly supporting the dropping head and binding up the broken heart. A liAiiY Asckxps Four Miles i.n a Ual loo.n, Alone. The Utica, New York, JYcTiiM savs : " Trofessor houire giv a thrilling account of the ascension made at I'oughkeepsie on the Fourth. Pro fessor Squire went up in tho Atlantic. A Miss Thurston went up iu another Lai loon at the same time. The two started together from L'oughkcepsie. Squire ascended nearly to the clouds; then see ing that Miss Thurston was not follow ing him very fast, he descended, intend ing to tell her to throw out ballast. He fore ho coiihl get near enough to give any directions, she cist overboard the contents of o ne sand bag; this was fol lowed immediately bv the tontents of another. She then went into the cloinls and out of sight of her fellow aeronaut. and out of sight of thoe on earth, of course. Professor .Sum re says, "she went up like a rocket, and out of sight almost instantly." Squire allowed the Atlantic to drift under the ( loud-, and in sight of the earth until over Hvdc Park, lour Miles above PotighkeopMe. I hen he threw out sand and went up through ineilomis mio me clear suniigiii. -lie savn he must have asi ended nearly hall a mile above the clouds before he caught sight of Mi-s Thurston's balloon. 1 In balloon was then far above htm, and look ed "no larger than a gentleman's hat." Of course he could not see the lady at all at that distance. Jle is ol the opin ion that tho lady was at least four mtles from earth. She says that the air was so cold and rare that the pain in her ars and eyes was so great that she ' oiild only pull the valve cord by winding it around her arm and throwing her weight 011 it Miss Thurton, who, by the way has an other namu in society, is nineteen year of age, well cdiicateJ, and .1 student ata prominent institution ot learning. Notic ed her friends, .save her mother, knew tliat she was to try to mana c a oailoou alone on that day. She is the niece (f a late balloonist, in his day the moat (tar ing in tbo country, and has made, about twenty ascensions with him during his lif. This washer first trip alone. She has long been acquainted with I'rofecir Squire, and it is tnorothan probable will again mako another ascension under bin direction during the season. A ISemakkaulk Srsixo. Silver Spring, , -, ..j-.i ... - ; riomia, is ono 01 me grcaiou cunoi tiet inthcSouth. It btirts forth in the midst of the most fertile portion of the Stale. It bubbles up in a bain uuar onc hundred feet deep, and al-out an acre in extent, "ending from it a dccji stream from sixty to ono bumln-I feet wide, and extending six or i'jil mile to the Ociawaha mcr. In the pnn; itaclf fifty boats may lie at anchor quite a fleet. The spring thu fornu a natural island port, to wide h three U-aiii- cr now run regularly lrom nu joint, making close conncctfona with the cean steamers at Pilatka. The clcarnens of the water is truly wonderful. It accras even more transparent than air. You ec in the bottom of the spring, more titan eighty feet lelow yotir l-oat, the ex act form of tho ma!lct j.rbbl, tlie out line and color of tint leaf that Iim aank, aad all prismatic collur ot the rainbow, arc reflected- Large fish -tm in it, ev ery scale i risible, and every movement di'tinetly wen. Il you go to the r priug in a boat, you ec the bus ansa in the rock from width the river pours ajra-ard Iiko an inverted eaUract- JjBpjio a wan and a girl wcro mar ried ; and which i, of cure itnj"ible that at the time of hymenial contract, the man was thirty .five years old aad the girl five; which make the man sev en mac xs old a the girL Tbcv hvc together until thegirl.U tern year--thi makes lota lorty years oii, ana uar timcs as old as tic" girl ; ih-cy live until aha is fiftf-en, and the man being forty five this cukes the man three tirse a, old; they still live antil jb? U thirty UiisiaalaM the mau ixty duly twice as eld. Aid aow, a we kivcVt tiisc la work mjsjaffji-rhayi Mme aae will he good cnifija' to Ull tu how !og they wuau mmm w ao ifco as c4d as aw USce leva a Well. It is not generally' known how eas3 a matter it is to explore the bottom of a well, cistern or pond of water by tho use ot the common mirror, vt hen the sun is shining linghtly, hold a mirror so tliat the reflected rav's of light will fall into the water. A bright spot will be seen at the bottom so light that tho smallest object will be shown plainly. uy this means we have examined the liottoins of wells fify feet deep, when half full or more of water. The .small est straw, or other objects, can !e por fettly seen from the surface. In the same wa 0110 can examine tho Iniltoia of the ponds and rivers, if tho water be somen hat clear and not agitate! bv Un winds or rapid motion. U a well or cistern lie .inder cover, or shaded by- a building so that the sunlight will "not fall near the opening, it is 011I3- necessary- to employ two mirrors, using ono to reflect the light to thu opening, and the other to reflect tloun into tho water. Light may bo thrown fifty or a hundred yards to a precise spot desirable, and then downward. We have used tho mir ror with success to reflect light around tho house to a shaded well, and also to car ry it from the south window, through two rooms, and then into a cistern un der the north side of the house. Haifa dozen reflections ol Iighs may bo made, though each mirror diminishes tho liril uruy of the liht. Let any one not fa miliar w ith the method try ft, and he will not only find a useful, but 11 plcawnt on perimeuL It will, perhaps, reveal a mass ot sediment at the. Iiollom ot tho well, thai has been but little thought ot, but which may hae been 11 frightful source of disease bv its decay in tho wa ter. The Adtritf rati of Tea. The liritish consul at Shanghai has re cently made an interesting reiMirt 011 tbo subject of the adulteration ofjea in Chi na, which report has just been presented iu parliament. Thu Hritiidi consul, Mr. Medhurst, says that the villagers near Foo Chow and other places bavo plant ed the banks of the creeks with willows, tho young leaves of which are collected in tho spring, and so successfully and in eniously manipulated as to make them resemble genuine tea leaves. Tim wil low leaves thus treated, uro then convey ed to Shanghai and mixed with tho real tea, in tho proportion of from ten to twenty per cent. It Is, however, stated that for many years the poorer classes of Shanghai have drank tho infmtionof wil low leacs instead of tea, thu latter being too expentive for their use. According to estimates made, bvkeen observers last year, there wcao at Ken 100,000 lbs. of wiilow leaves mixed with thotenthatwM exported from Shanghai. Tho flavor of the w illow leaves have no rencinblciuu to that of any known variety of tea, but the use of the Infusion obtained from them, it is stated, docs not produced any injuroiiH effects. Iu this re-qicrt, there fore, willow leaves aro preferabto to tin poisonous rubbish sold in tin great tea markets oflondon under the name of "Maloo mixture." The Knglish jour nals report the M-izuro, in the jxirt of London, of a voso1Ik containing a cargo of two hundred thousand mundsof pu rioux Congou tea. The authorities tato that the iitcauro was adopted to prevent tho " poisonous compound" from lieing sold to the public. Tho following letter was written in lh(U to Col. ludial!, of the Mth Alabama regiment, while A'allaiidighaiii was in thu Pouth : "You Hunulo correctly when you say that you lielioio 1110 to ! friend oftho South iu bcrntrugglo forfrcsxhin. My feelings have liecn publicly cxpro(S ird in my ow n country, 111 that quotation from lyonl Chatham" nty Ixinl", you cannot conquer America." There U not a drop of Puritan blood In my vcina I hate, dcapiao and defy tho tyrannical government whi'h lias rnt tne among you for myopinionsVakc, and ahall nev er give it my fupj-ort mi its rruad- up on your institution". Hut you aro n?t Likrn v. hen ou ay thcro are but few such in tho United State-, North. Tbou raniW are tin re who would cj-eak out but for the military dopotbun that stran gles them. Although tho cotit-t ha been, and will cohtlnncf 1 lie, a bloody one, yon have but to pn-H-rTe,std tho victory will surely bo your. Yon tnaat tnkc'hoino! The fortMt -road Uipea is the bloodiest enc. Yon ju havo your own terms by gaining the battle in our enemy's noil. " Accept my regard for yoar trorr- al welfare, and trine-re thanks for yoar kind srubti in. my bvbair, ana Hoping and praying for the ultimate caum- in which rou are fighting, bclicm me, a over your friend, C. la. Vallaiioiuw. IL I. Mnnvm Is a pendatent Yankc, a native of WilUtown, Vt., who has de vote! tun of hi fbr-sKtin year to ths arhbrrcrnent of taaking a tdotk m-at U- more complM-atoIIy ingtfdoas than Straaboort? timo-i.fece: and raatJy m M-rvbiabb. It raini rljjht days aad la dud mark" the ind, minau, hoar and day of the wtsr-k, xitofiUt, aad yrar; m thcrmomctrr reU againt its pendiilasB, giving the alate ortctBperalare; the ball of tho pctiduloxa contain a mfatatarc Ume-pie, which derive its eotfv power n-lely front its vibratlaff poailloa tfearau- time ; wkh lh thnra 1 a de lightful muiical apparal, wbh ! an air at tbo ted of rack hour, aad it k) piotuly prccontrirril wtwto play oatjr aacred taMe oa Sunday, brgiftidnr asai ending with thi. - Daxdiry'''Oa aa tionsi iuAidtrm m aiia aradiw.i-d atnotltailr ' w Vaahaa ludJr, te. This woaderfot utaavpw prsaeata black waiaat fnA tea ! , xwf inchoa wide and tern drj, aad Is rmaai ludrtd with r-ndai- a-ndMrurk aadaa- lioaal desiga. , . ' Laagaage was giv! l a -Bight y pteasaM thajf M ac ciUatrr. kmmmm0Smimamuaiiksitmmmmm4iiit'l