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Lore In Triumph.
3Pt the Old Tear's grave the New Tear In younar exultation stands, SwAfpinar from a great harp, triumph Over all the listening lands. But his exultation is not Over the dead Brother there ; Nobler is the March's music Marrying the circled air. He ia swelling with the glory - Of the mission sent from nigh ; Tin the light by it aooorded Sparkling Love in his young eye. He has started from his Brother's Slumber in the Silent Place ; Hark 1 he cries, I am a Worker, With Prophetic Promise hallowed, From God for the Human Race. Farm, Garden and Household. Ifaper-hangings for walls are known t everybody. It i now proposed to se hangings made of mstal, and an ac count of this new invention, which comes to us from Paris, has been read before the Society of Arts. The metal employed is tinfoil in sheets about six teen feet long, nd from thirty to forty inches wide. The sheets are painted and dried at a high temperature and ere then decorated with many different patterns, such as foliage, flowers, geometrical figures, imitation of wood, r landscapes. When decorated, the sheets are varnished, and again dried, and are then ready for sale. A new mode of washing linen has been introduced and adopted in Ger many. The operation consists in dis solving two pounds of soap in about three gaVons of water as hot as the hand ean ber, and adding to this one table stxjonfnl of turpentine and three of liquid ammonia; the mixture must then be well stinted and the linen steeped in it for two or three hours, taking care to over ut the vesnel which contains them as nearly hermeticallv as possible. The clothes are afterward washed out and rinsed in the usual way. The soap and Water may be reheated and used the second time, but in that case half a ta . ble-spoonful of turpentine and a table PTonful of ammonia must be added. . The prooess is said to cause a great economy in time, labor, and fuel. A writer in he Country Gentleman says : " Steers I handle and yoke up " the first winter before they are a year old, and during the following summer, to accustom them to the yoke, and to walk side by side evenly together. The second winter I put them to light sled, and put a small rope around the nigh one's head, not to guide them by, but to secure them from running away from me by some sudden fright or some , other cause. I then, with a light, short whip, proceed to teach them to draw, to g forward, to ston, to haw and gee. I use few words with them, and few motions of the whip, not trying to teach them too many things at once. When tney are a little older, I tench them to back by choosing a piece of descending ground for that purpose, with the empty sled or sart for a load. " I never try t plough without a driver till steers are - lour years old. An Iowa farmer recommends the fol lowing device for measuring land. Take two slats about six feet loner, sharpen one end of each, lay them upon a floor iiKe a pair or open compasses, so that the points rfball be esactly five feet six inches apnrt; now nail the other two enrts together and a piece across the middle, so that it will look like the let ter A, and the measure is finished. To measure land place one point at the starting place and the other also on the grot! in a straight line for destination: stand alongside the- machine, with one hand on top' of it; take one step for ward, tip up the point that is behind. swing it around (from you) on the other imu set 11 m une aiso. a person in this manner can men sure correctly ap fast as he ean walk three spaces make a roa was straight without steppin?. cownt the spaces, divide these by three. ana you nave ine rods. Ualifornians lend m the matter of dairy cuteness so far as heard from. A commission firm in San Francisco "late ry found that some of their customer? were exasperated about something, and soon sundry suspicious and greasy looking woulders and bricks were broupsht in and deposited on their coun ters by persons who stated thnt ttev found them m firkins of hntter thv bd . bought of the firm, and these persons not unnaturally indulged in remarks that they could not be deemed oompli mentary to the butter dealers. An in estimation was at once made, when it was discovered that a consignment con : sistdng of twenty-eight firkins of what JJurported to be a choice product of the dairy was largely " doctored" in this substantial manner. Some of the firkins " contained from ten to fourteen pounds of rock and brick. Measures were at once taken to trace the ingenious villany o its proper source. A correspondent of the Prairie farmer, who has had large experience wixn swine, says the following are re uoie: yrswnrtffc One peck wood ashes, lour pounds salt, one pound each of Mack antimony, copperas, and sulphur, quarter of a wound saltoetre. Pound. mix thoroughly and moisten enough to prevent waste: put in a trough in a drv place where the hoa can at all times eat as much as they please of it. I have tnct'y followed directions and have had so eho'era. Remedy. It is: Sulphur, two pounds: copperas, two pounds; madder, t two pounds; Diaeg antimony, half pound: saltpetre, half pound ; arsenic, two ounces. The quantitv is sufficient for 100 hogs, and is mixed with slop enough lor a few doses all round a pint to oach hoar. Each time I tried this I had about fifty head, and not one died that was able to walk to the trough and had enough me left to drink. A correspondent of the Vermont Far tnor thus describes an improved poke or t uuipiuR-BucK : nrsi put a piece across ne norns. Then have a piece of hard . wo-mJ board, one-Vilf or three-fourths nch thick, and about three feet lonsr. Have a hole inserted in the bar across the horns in such a wav that when this Lard wood strip is inserted in it, runaing - out over the baok, as the animal natu ratly carries its head, the rear end will b3 just free of the back. Drive three four shingle nails, ground sharp into this end, letting them come through three-fourths of an inch, so that as soon , as the animal makes an effort to raise Lis head to jump the fence, the nais will soundly prick his back, and he will be apt to frisk his tail and start for some feed that is easier to be obtained, x or cheapness and durability this ar rangement is unequaled. It weighs less than three pounds; it is not in the way in traveling around, and when the ani mal lies down it is o one side, as it is natural for the animal to throw its head opposite to the side it lies on. When they are feeding it is upright in the air. It will keep, the animal to which it is applied where he belongs, sure. - . i The general servant of a Parisian gen- tleman entered, " like Niobe, all tears," his "wife's chamber sobbing: " Oh, madam ! " Oh, madam !" " What is the matter, Francoise ?" Madam, I have stuck a fork into my finger." ? " Oh, that's nothing, Francoise ; you will not feel it to-morrow." "I should not be afraid, madam, if I was sure the fork was silver." "You may, then be perfectly easy ; the fork is : all our forks are silver." -"Oh, then I don't feel alarmed ; but . I was. dreadfully frightened, for I - thought the fork was plated." - The next day Francoise disappeared, taking- all the forks with her. A BASH FOR LIFE. I was out in , during the wild times that thev had there a number of years ago. There must, I think, have been five or six hundred of us in and about S . We were surrounded on all sides by bushrangers. Outrages of every possible kind were of daily occur rence, and many a brave fellow met his death in attempting, with others, to break up the camps of these daring out laws. Did I come near losing my life, you ask ? Tes, more than once. And I particularly recall one time of which I will tell you. We had a small, resolute company of men under us, made desperate by re peated wrongs, and they hardly cared what they did or what risk they ran, in trying to exterminate those fierce bush rangers. Almest every movement of ours was watched ; but Sheldric Day, our captain was as keen as the sharpest of the out laws. So when an old farmer came in with his wagon filled with green stuff and covered with straw, Day watched his chance and succeeded in starting him homeward with a load of rifles un der the straw. ! Toward nightfall one man straggled off, whistling in one direction, with his hands m his pockets : another . one an other way ; another, another ; and so on. Our rendezvous was Dury's Forks, a lonely track of coutry, where the roads branched off in many directions. When we got fairly beyond the lim its haunted by spies, we mended onr paoe, and the men were soon coming m from all directions upon the run, ready to seize their weapons and go whither Captain Day might lead. Shaping our course in a southwesterly direction, we made what speed, the tall, tangled, bothersome prairie-grass would allow, and crept on stealthily. The camp of .the bushrangers was at supper ; we surprised it, and a fierce hand-to-hand faght ensued. The fellows were finally routed ; but somehow I be came separated from the rest, and two or three of the ruffians, discovering my situation, bore down upon me. In spite of my frantic efforts they captured me, and bore me with them on the retreat. My company probably did not at first discover my absence, as it was quite dark, and so I was left to the mercies of a pang of cut-throats. With no delicate touch they seized upon me, securely bound my hands, and advised me, with the cold lips of a re volver, to keep quiet. They then dash ed away toward a village some miles dis tant, where their headquarters were, or rather where the prison was located. Without a word, I was thrust into a damp, dark, underground apartment, whose" only aperture for light and air was a grated hole which just rose above the ground level. I gathered myself up, md looked my situation m the face. I knew these outlaws well. I had noth- ng to expect but to be dragged forth during the night Aid hanged upon the first prelection which offered sufficient support for my weight. I was too well known as hrst lieutenant of the & Regulator to hope for mercy. My com oanions would doubtless think that I had fallen, and leave me to my fate. Worn out with hard work and care, I fell aslee though I have often won dered since at it from which delighted rest I was awakened by a soft, rasping noise close by. Bats," I mentally commented, and turned over " Hist," said a voice at the window, or the grated opening that served for one. " Are you awake ?" Awake and more than awake, I answered, and immediately brought my face to the aperture, " Be quiet," said the voice. " Their qruard is pacing not ten yards from here, hut the darkness is favorable. Get this ron bar between the rods and wrench carefully toward you. I have straight- med out the ends that were clenched upon this side." Carfully seizing upon the iron bar thrust in to me. I inserted the end un der the first rod, and gradually started it, " Hist! the guard is coming this way; wait unt:t he returns to the front, breathed my helper. "Hist!" The guard clanked by, starting the iweat from every pore of my body; for I expeccted him to stumble upon my Eriend and deliverer outside. Be quick, resumed the voice at the grating again. "He will return in itist twenty minutes, for I have marked his beats; and quick. One after the other each of te bars was dropped from its place; and then, by reaching my hands out through the aperture, and by dint ol using my shoe less feet against the wall, I struggled, and was drawn through. Fortunately, I was slim and slight; a large man must have hopelessly strangled himself. Not too soon, either, for the guard turned the corner at the moment and came to ward us. We crouched behind in the shade of the projecting wall, He heard nothing; saw nothing; paced his beat, and went back. Once out of sight, be very sure we did not lose any time. Springing up, and catching by the top of the high fence, we swung our selves outside. " The only thing that I could get, said Davis, leading me to an old mule, and cautioning me in a whisper to b& ware of the vicious old animal's heels, " Now, look sharp; don't take the Bed Forks, mind you, nor the main route that leads to the court-house. There are four roads by the Live Oaks, all running west; you know them; be sure don't take the third one, that leads right into the camp of the outlaws, but the fourth takes you down among our boys the Begs. Mind well my directions. and nde softly, while 1 try to take up the attention of the sentinel.' I mounted in a heterogeneous man ner, the old mule refusing "to remain snffinientlv stfttionarv for me to seat mv- self according to the fashions of civili zation. Bide softly ! Davis must have been joking. H or the heels of that vicious brute beat the sod as though he were drum-major beating the devil's .tattoo, and with considerable more force and effect. But at last I persuaded him with my heels to move on, not until I had heard the sentinel brawling with Davis, who was personating a drunken man with great zeal and eminent success. I got out of the place os soon as the stiff knees of my animal would let me; but somehow or other I became con fused as to Davis' directions. The stars broke out through the clouds, and so I passed the Bed Forks, and the maki route leading to the court house safely, but when I came to the Live Oaks, there I was out, and un consciously, too. To this day I don't know how it happened. I certainly avoided the third road, as I believed instead of which I turned into it. There deeming myself safe, I relaxed my vigi- 1 Attics 4-TfkeA An r tyi OTk'a Qnrni'icA lance, and pictured our men s surprise when I should ride up to them. Three quarters of a mile off I could see their camp-fire glaring. I did not shout pr apprise them in any way of my coming ; they were for the most part asleep ; but went quietly on, and dashed right into the camp of bushrangers ; some of whom had carried me to prison but a few hours before. Picture my position. Had I possess ed a good horse, I should have made a rush for it, while they were petrified with amazement ; but my treacherous old beast now refused to move forward or back. Just then couldn't I have shouted with Bichard: "My kingdom for a horse!" Well, they had me, more's the pity, seeing that nearly all of them were drunk, and the rest unsteady in their joints. Maybe they made me the butt of a few thick practical jokes, as they pulled me from the old Mule's back, and bound my hands, making the rope fast to a stump, and setting a thick, rough fellow to guard me. I was half palsied by my mistake, I had made no resistance. -No doubt that muoh was in favor. Time passed. Ere long my guard be gan to snore. I then cautiously worked my hands, and found to my joy, that I could strain upon the knots, and slip my hands through. This I did. , Next I made some slight movements to try my chance, and I found they did not arouse the sentinel. ' The fire was dying down to a flicker ing shade, and I knew that it must be within an hour or two of daylight. I crawled past my guard; he did not stir, and keeping well in the shadow, I made for theborses of the party. When close up to them, I cautiously rose upright and smatchecl- a picket-pin, seized the halter, and vaulted upon the back of a powerful horse. He seemed docile enough, but the moving him out from amid the others made them upeasy. They stamped, and pawed, and neighed, and when with a rap of my heel, as a spur, we dashed for the cover of the woods, the disturbance made by these treacherous animals alarmed the camp. I was in for it now. Life or death depended upon the events of the next fifteen minutes. I dashed into the thick, tangled woods. Utter darkness reigned. In five minutes I was unhorse ed, but holding to the halter, I leaped on again, and madly dashed forward to life or to death. What a ride that was ! Without bri dle or saddle, dashing full tilt against the wild grape vines evjjggrwhere strung across the way, went I. Qmce they caught me under the chin, and swept me off over the horse's back into the brush with the perspiration oozing from every pore. I scrambled out and mounted again. It was a good horse, but a dangerous way. JNow a dead branch would catch the corner of my mouth, and now some thing would come in contact with my eyes, making them sparkle again. Uut l escaped.- The very danger which beset my path saved me. 1 got through that seventeen miles ride somehow, coming out scratched and bleeding, but alive. Out on ttie plains, some five miles from L , I ran upon the remains of a mule train that had been bringing us provisions. The drivers lay around murdered, the carts plundered and broken, and one boy of fourteen, with his scalp clean gone; lay on the ground, yet alive. I got him up before me for how could I leave him there ? and carried him into S . " But did the boy live, captain ? " " Bob ? Oh, yes, arid afterwais be came a soldier, too, and fought against the Indians. " Without his scalp ? " "Tes, and thereby escaped much trouble, you understand. Pass the ci gars." The Necrology of 1872. Death reaped a rich harvest during the year just passed. Artists, actors, journalists, authors, statesmen, soldiers, kings have been gathered to their fath ers, and have left in some instances en during work behind them. Among the most noted names of statesmen and poll ticians are William U. Seward (October 10), Senator Grimes of Iowa (February 7); President Juarez, of Mexico (July 18); Senator Garret Davis, of Kentucky; Joseph Mazzini, revolutionist (March 11); Due de Persigny (January 14), and Senator Van Winkle, of West Virginia (April 15). Among journalists, Horace Greeley, founder of the Tribune (November 29) and James Gordon Bennett, founder of the Herald (June 1), are pre-eminent, The authors are represented by the ripe and genial critic, TheophileGautier (October 22), Merle d Aaubigne (Octo ber21), F. Gerstacker (May31), Norman McLeod (June 15), Ludwig Herbach (September 17). John Frederick Mau rice (April 2), Charles Lever (June d) Francis Lieber (September 80), Sara Willis Parton, "Fanny Fern" (October 10V T. Buchanan Bead fMav 11. The prominentactors who died during the year are, McKean Buchanan (April lb), Uogumil Wilson (Jb ebruarylO), &d win Forrest (December 10), and Wm. H. omith (January ia). The noted clergymen are Cardinal Luigi Amat (November 9), the eccentric T J J ' 1 1 j 1 n!f T 1 jreier tianwrigm (.oepiem oer zo ) , rusnop McGill, of Bichmond (January 1), and Jb'rancis Vinton, (Sept. 29.) The army has lost the Archduke Al brecht, of Austria "the victer of Cus tozza" (September 11); Marshal Forey, of France (June 20); GeneralR.S.Ewell, Maior-Generals HenrvW. Halleck (Jan uary 9), and George G. Meade (Novem ber 6), of the United States Army; Jb leld Marshal Sir George Pollock, (October 6), of the English Army; and Marshal Vaillant of France (June 4). Painters and sculptors dead during the year are Joseph Ames, N. A. (Octo er 30); John F. Kensett, N. A.) De cember 14); Thomas Sully (November 5); and Bichard Westmaoott, R. A. (April 19). Two kings died during the year Charles XV. of Sweden and Norway (September 18), and Kamehameha V., King of ths Sandwich Islands. Other prominent persons are: George Catlin, the artist; Sir John Bowring, re former and diplomatist; George P. Put nam, publisher; Lowell Mason, com poser; Erastus Corning, financier; Skr Henry Lytton Bulwer, diplomatist; Prime Minister Thorbecke, of Holland; Count Heynenberg Dux, President of the Bavarian Ministry; ex-Premier Mac donald, of Canada; John A. Griswold, of Troy; Professor James Hadley, Orientalist and Hellenist; and the fa mous Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the magnetic telegraph, who died in this city April 2. Encouraging to Poor Girls. A few years ago the Archduke Henry fell so desperately in love with a Miss Hoffman, a girl of modest beauty, sweet temper, and gentle winning manners, but possessing no other gift of rank or beauty, a simple citizen's daughter, that no prayers or representations could wean him from his love. . He married her, however, like a man, openly before the whole world, fulfilling publicly all the requirments made by State and Church, and willingly abandoned all the prestige of his high position. His name was struck from the army list, where he ranked as Field Marshal, his high or ders were taken from him, and the wrath of the Archduchess Sophia, then the ruling spirit of the imperial family, went so far as to cause a serious reduc tion of his allowance. With rare forti tude and noble consistency, he bore it all, and enjoyed true happiness by the side of his loving wife and in the midst of his numerous children, mimeroiis children. At, Inst. I -warm friends, fired with admiration for W"L. J ! J a? 1 his courage, and convinced of the gen uine merit dt his wife's character, renew ed their intercessions," and finally saw their efforts rewarded. During the last week his dignities have been restored to him, and the Emperor is said to be delighted with his new kinswoman. An imperial ukase has just been pub lished at St. Petersburg ordering a levy of recruits to complete the establish ment of the Russian army and fleet for the year 1873. The proportion of re cruits to the population m the entire empire and the kingdom of Poland is to be six per thousand except among the Carelians in the Government of Archan gielsk -"and Olonetz, where it is to be four per thousand. An addtional levy of one in five hundred is to be made in the Lithunian and other southwestern governments to supply the arrears in the recruiting of former years in these provinces. Shark-Fishing in Iceland. " The Icelanders, " says the National Magazine, " take no active arttf in the whale fishery, but devote ttiemselves, as a rule, to that of shark and cod. They fish principally from light open boats, with projecting prows, and carry ing only one small lug-sail. Row-boats are preferred on account of the number of hands required. The Icelandic fish ermen are described as possessing a power, of endurance, an ability to keep the sea in all weathers, and a courage above all praise ; they scorn to take provisions of any kind to sea, though they never neglect to carry their snuff horns. It is greatly tp be deplored that these hardy mariners are so careless both as to their personal comforts and as to the seaworthiness of their craft, since to these faults may doubtless be traced the fact that forty per cent, of the deaths of the men are caused by drowning. When a vessel is in searcn of sharks, it is anchored at a ! place where they are presumed to be ip pre ference, near the rising edge of a banK. The anchor used is generally a; four- pronged iron grapple, weighing about 180 pounds, with hlteen to twenty fath oms nine-sixteen inch iron chain cable, and a 350ufathom long hawser. When anchored, the fishing commences. It nothing is caught, the position is shift ed until the shark is found ; and if the take is good, the vessel remains at the post, and rides out the storm if neces sary. The lanes used are of the thicK- ness of deep-sea lead-lines, fastened to three fathoms of chain, in the midcSe of which a. leaden weight of ten pounds to thirteen pounds is fexed. Under this a strong six-inch hook is fastened ; the entisje hook is covered with bait, and it is notched inside the bend to prevent the latter slipping down. When the shark is hauled up to the surface it is killed by means of a long spear. A har- poom is tit en hxed in it, and the rope fastened to the ship s side ; after which the carcase is ripped up by a Jcnile af fixed to a pole, and the liver is taken out and placed in barrels, and stowed away in the Mold. The value of a car case is about 7s. 6d. The flesh is sold to the peasants, who bury it in the ground for two or three weeks, and then disinter it. wash it. and cut it up into strips, and haner it in the drying-house, Alter one year s drying, it is considered fit for food. The fleh has then assum ed a clear, reddish-yellow color, which gives it something of the appearence of salmon, so far as the eye is concerned, but certainly not the nose, for its pres ence in a room is very perceptiDie, How perceptible it must be in case of ten-year old shark flesh, which we are further informed is accounted a delicacy among native connoisseurs, we must leave to the imagination and olfactory nerves of our readers to conjecture The gall of the shask is used instead of soap. The slun is also turned to good account : after being stretched on the ground and dried, it is used as shoe leather, though it is not susceptible of polish. , A shark of moderate size yields two-thirds of a barrel of oil, (recKoning a barrel at about 140 cpiarts,) which is extracted by boilkig the liver. A first boiling gives the light train-oil ; a sec ond. the darker or common oil. Three barrels of liver give about two barrels of oil, and, in calm weather, one small open boat, if fortunate, may secure about fifteen barrels of liver in a couple of days. In Sweden and Germany, where the train-oil is much used in tanneries, it fetches from 55 shillings to 125 shil lings per barrel. The Bed Sea. A writer in the London Neios remarks that the Red Sea is rather noted for be ing hot, but the greatest heat is said to be in August and the early days of Sep tember. There are burning deserts on each side of the sea, and the hot air from them is most intense in this month, and must come by whatever wind may chance to blow. Sleeping on deck becomes the fash ion, and every night increases the num ber of what seems corpses laid out in rows. At last, as we get in the middle of the Red Sea, the ladies find it impos sible to exist in the cabins below, and they have their .beds brought on deck. Wiping the perspiration from the face and neck is the only possible occupa tion. Ji you try to write, great drops gather and come down with a splash on the paper as if from a thunder cloud. Men with bald heads seem always to have a crop of pearls doming up through the skin. All the pores of the body seem like perpetual fountains of water. The sight on the forecastle .is very striking at night. There are the crew of Lascars, and the seedy Wallahs, or negroes, who do the stoking poor fel lows, they come up from their fiery Gehenna gasping, at times fainting in this climate. The stewards also take refuge on the forecastle, and it is the only place for the second-class passen gers, and among them are two Chinese women, a Malay woman, and a group of Ayahs from Ceylon, Madras and Cal cutta. There are two Jews from Singa pore,, an Hjngush groom in charge of st horse, and a few others, a different class, who cannot afford to pav first-class f ase." All come on the forecastle, except a lady or two, who do not like the thick crowd ing of the sleepers, for the whole place is a mass of human beings. The heat is far too great for fun, singing, or even conversation. Everyone lays himself down to rest, and remains there absorb ed with his own sensations, till sleep gives him' complete repose. Wherever there is a spot where a man can put his body the place is soon hlled. It must be remarkably handy some' times for a young scientific student to be in possession of a natural microscope, The latest wonder in England is a boy with microscopic eyes. When quite young his eyes were diseased, and he nearly lost his sight. When he re covered it was found that the structure of the eye had been essentially changed, and he possessed the faculty of seeing, minute objects magnified to a marvelous degree. Distant objects he can not dis tinguish ; but the magnifying power of his visiom is stated at five thousand diameters. Once he accidentally dis covered a vast number of infusoria in the water he was drinking. The sight so thoroughly frightened him that he has never been willing to examine any water since. The wonder is how he can help it. Probably he resolutely closes his eyes while drinking, and considers the dose a necessary evil. 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The moet taking " Combination 1 " the largest commissions paid 1, One Agent made $900 In three months: ano tner $537 in 36 days; another $94.40 in one week: one $37.60 in one day. and many others from $5 and $10 to $40 per day. This year our offers are even more profitable. No waiting for thg premiums. The SUBSCHIBEB OETS THEM WHEN HE PATS AGENT. GOOD jLGISJYTS WAjyTBD ! Intelligent men and women wanted everywhere. To get good territory, exclusively assigned, send early for circulars and terms I J.B. EORD &CO. New Yoakj Boston, Mass; Chicago, 111.; San Fran cisco, Cal. ' or, CHRISTIE'S EXPERIMENT. fcy Louisa M. Auiott, Author of "Little Women'" "Old Fashioned Girl," " Little Men," etc., etc. CHAPTER I. 1 .... rWRTCTTm A jUNT, BETSEY, there's going : to be a JLi new Declaration of Independence." Bless and gate us, what do you mean, child?" And the startled old lady precipi tated a pie into the oven with destructive haste." I mean that, being of aire, I arq going to take care of myself, and not be a burden any. longer.' . Uncle wishes me ut of the way ; , thinks I ought toi go, and, sooner or later,, will tell tne so. ' I don't intend to wait for that,, but like the people in fairy tales, travel aWay into the world and seek my for tune. I know I can find it." Christie emphasized her speech by ener getic demonstrations in the bread-trough, kneading the dough as if it was her destiny, and she was shaping it to suit herself; while Aunt Betsey, stood listening, with uplifted pie-fork, and as much astonishment as her placid face was capable of expressing. As the gi-1 paused,' with a' decided thump, the old lady exclaimed : " What craav idee you irot into your head now?" Avery sane and sensible one. that's cot to be worked out. eo please listen to it. ma'am. I've had it a good while. I've thought it over thoroughly, and I'm sure it's the right thin!'" for me to do. I'm old enough to take care of myself ; and if I'd been a bov, I should have been told.to do it long ago. I hato ' to be dependent,-and now there's no neod of it ; I can't boar it any longer. If you were poor, I would not leave you, or i never lorgot now kiiki yot have been to me. I am a burden to him, and I must go whtre I can take care of myself. I can't bo happy till I do, for there's 'nothing here lor me. i d sick ot tins dull town, wnore the one idea is to eat, drink and get rich. I don't, find any friends to help me as I want to be helped, or any work that" I can do well : so let me'go, Aunty, and find my place, whatever it 18. But I do -need you, deary, and you mnsn'r think Uncle don't like you. Ho does, only he don't show it, and when your odd ways fret him, he ain't pleasant, I know. I , don't see wliy you can t De contented ; i ve .uvea nere all my days and never found the place lone some, or the folks unneighborly," and Mmi Betsey looked perplexed by the new idea. "Y-ou and 1 are very different, ma'am. There was mose yeast put into my composition, I guess, and alter standing quiet in a warn corner so long, I begin to ferment, and onph' to be kneaded up iu time, eo that I may turn out a wholesome loaf. Y-ou can't do thfc : so let me go where it can be done, else I shall turn sour ana gooa ior notnmg. isoes inat maho the matter any clearer ? " And Christie's seri ous face relaxed into a smile as her aunt's eye went from her to the nicely-molded loaf offered as am illustration. " I see what you mean, Kitty ; but I never thought on't before. You be better riz than B3 ; though, lot me tell you, too much emplins makes bread poor Btuff, liko baker's trash ; and too much working up makes it hard and dry. Now fly around, for the big oven is most hct, and this cake takes a sight "of time in the mixtn. "You havn't said I might go. Aunty," began the girl alter a long pause devoted by the old lady to the preparation of some compound which seemed to require great nioety of measure ment in its ingredients; for when she replied, Aunt Betsey curiously intorlardcd her speech with audible directions to herself kfrom the receipt-book before her. " I ain't no ripht to keep you, dear, of you choose to (take a pinch of saltl. I'm sorry you ain't happy, and think you might ef you'd on'f (beat eggs six yolks and whites together). But if you can't and feel that you need fftwo cups of sugar), only speak to Uncle, and ef he savs fa squeeze of fresh lemonj, go, my dear. and take my blessln' with you (not focgettin' to cpver with a piece qf paper)." Christie's laugh echoed through the kitchon; and the old lady smiled benignly, quite uncon scious of the cause of the girl's merriment. "I shall ask Unola to-aight, and I know he won't object. . Then I shall write to see if Mrs. Flint has a room for me. where I can stay till I get something to do. Uhere is ple;ty of work m the world, and I'm not afraid of ft ; so you'll soon hear good news of me. Don t look sad, for you know I never could forget you, even if I should become the greatest lady in the land." And Christie left the prints of two flourv but 'affectionate hands on the old lady's shoulders, as she kissed-.the wrinlied face that had never worn a frown to her. Full of hopeful fancies, Christie's saltod the pans and buttered the dough in pleasant for- getruiness oi an munaano anaiis, anu tne lu dicrous dismay of Aunt Betsey, who followed her about rectifving her mistakes, and watch ing over her as if this sudden absence of mind had roused suspicions of her sanity. Uncle, 1 want to go away, and got my own living, if you please," was Christie's abrant beginning, as they sat around the evening fire. Hey I what s that? said Uncle Enos, rous ing from the doze he was enjoying, with, a can dle in perilous proximity to ms newspaper and his nose. Christie repeated her request, and was much relieved when, after a meditative stare, the old man briefly answered: " Wal, go aneaa." " I was afraid yon might think it rash or silly, sir.' I think it s the beet thing you could dc; and I like your good sense in pupposin' on't." " Then l may really go t "goon's everyoulike. Pon't pester me about it till you're ready; then I'll give you a Uttle suthing to start off with." And Uncle Enos returnod to " The Farmer's Friend." as if cat tle were more interesting than kindred. Christie was accustomed to his curt speech and careless manner had expected nothing more cordial; and, turning to her aunt, said, rather bitterly: " Didn't I tell you he'd be glad to have me go? No matter 1 When I've done something to be proud of, he will be as glad to see me back again. Then her voice changed, her eyes kin dled, and the firm lips softened with a snnle. ""Yes, I'll try my experirSent:- then I'll get rich; found a home for girls like myself; or, better still, be a Mrs. Fry, a Florence Nightin gale, or " " How are you on't for stockings, dear ?" Christie's castles in the air vanished at the prosaic question ; but, after a blank look, she answered pleasantly : " Thank you for bringing me down to my feet again, when I was soaring away too far and too fast. I'm noorly off, ma'am ; but if you are knitting these for me, I shall certainly start on a firm loandation." Ana, leaning on Aunt Betsy's knee, she patiently discussed the ward robe question from hose to head-gear. "Don't you think you could be contented any way, Christie, ef I make the work lighter, and leave you more time for your books and things?' asked the eld lady, loth to lose the one youth ful element in her quiet life. " No, ma'am, for I can't find what I want here," was the decided answer. " What do vou want, child ?" . "'Look in tie fire, and I'll try to show you." The old lady obediently turned her spectacles that way, and Christie, said in a tone half se rious, half playful: " Do you see those two logs ? Well, that one smouldering dismally away in 'the cornor is what my life is now ; the other blazing and singing is what I want my life to be." " Bless me, what an idee I They aro both a burnin' where they are put, and both will be ashes to-morrow ; so what difference does it make?" Christie smiled at the literal old lady ; but following the fancy that pleased her, she added earnestly : " I know the end is the same ; but it does make a difference how they turn to ashos, and how I BDend my Jife. That log, with its one dull spot of fire, gives neitfier lice nor warmth, but lies sizzling despondently among the cin ders. But the other glows from end to end with cheerful little flarr.es- that- go singing up the chimney with a pleasant sound. Its light fills tho room and shines out into the dark ; its warmtti draws us nearer, making tho hearth tho osiest place in tlfo house, and we shall all miss the friendly blaze when it dies. Yes," she added, as if to herself, " I hope my life may be like that, so that, whether it be long or short, it will be useful and cheerful while it laBts, will be missed when it ends, and leave something behind besides ashes.. T lough 6he only half understood them, tho girl'8 words touched the old lady, and made her look anxiously at the jeager young face gazing so wistfully into the fire. "A good smart blowin'np with the belusses would make the green stick burn most as well as the dry one after a spell. I guess contentad ess is the,bellus for joung folks, ef they would only think so." -- " I .daresay yoti are right, aunty; but I want to try for myself ; and if I 'fail, I'll cojne back and follow your advwe. - Tioung folks always have discontented fits, you know. Didn't you when you were a prirl ?'' " Shonldn' wonder ef I did.; but Enos came along and I forgot 'em." " My Enos has not com along yet, and never may ; so I'm not going t6 sit and wait for any man to give me irftlependence, if I can earn it for myself." Arid a" quick glance at the gruff, gray old man in thq corner plaiijy betrayed that, in Christie's opinion, Aunt Bktsy made a bad bargain when she exchanged her girlish aspirations for a man Whose soul was in his pocket. :''.. . "Jest like her mother, full of hifalutin no tions, discontentedjnd'aot in her own idees ; a poor capital to Btaip'ifortin' on." . Christie's eye mot ftg vr her uncle peering over tho top of his pTrper- with an expression that always tried her patience. Now it was like a dash of cord ator on her enthusiasm, and her face fell as she answered quickly : " How do yeu mean, sir ? " "I mean that, you are startin' all wrong: your redie'lus notions about independence and self-cultur' won't come to nothm' in the lojig run and you'll make as bad a failure of your life as your mother did of herti." " Please, don't say that ft) me ; I can't bear it ; for I shall never think her life ft failure, be cause shefeed to help herself, and married a gpod wan nr spite of poverty, when she loved him 1 You oalt that folly : but 1 11 dp the same .if I ean s amdTd rather have whatiny father"! and mother, left me, than all the money you aie piling np, JuetfoV,the pleasure of being richer than your neighbors." " Never mind, dear, he don't mean no harm I " whispered Annt Betsey, earing a storm. But though Christie's fives had kindled arid her color deepened, hor vgico was low and stea dy, and her indignation was of the inward sort. " Uncle likes to try me by saying such things, and this is one-reason- why I want to go away before I get sharp and bitter and distrustful as he is. I don't suppose I can make you under stand my feeling,'but I'd like to try, and then I'll never speak of it again ; " and carefully controlling voice and face, Christie slowly ad ded, with a look that would have been patheti cally eloquent to one who could have under stood the instincts of a strong nature for light and freedom: "You say'I am discontented, proud and ambitious ; that's true, and I'm glad of it. I am discontented, because I can't help feeling that there is a better sort of life than this dull one made up of everlasting work, with no object but money. I can't starve my soul for the sake of my body, and I mean."to get out of the treadmill if I can. I'm proud, as you o'i,ll it, because I hate dependence where there isn't any love to make it bearable. Yon don't say.so in words, but I know you begrudge me a home, though you will call me ungrateful when I'm gone. I'm willing to wrk, but I want work i can put my heart into, and feel it does me good, no matter how hard it is. 1 only ask for a chance to be a useful, hapoy woman, and I don't think that is. a bad ambi tion. Even if I only do what my dear mether did, earn my living "honestly and happily, and leave a beautiful exnmple behind m, b help otic other woman as hers helps me, I Bhall be satisfied." Christie'B voice faltered over the last words, for tbe thoughts and feelings which had been worlnng within her during the last few dav.s had stirred her deeply, and the resolution to cut 'oose -from the old life had not beon lightly made. Mr.'Devon had listened behind his pa tv r to this nnnmal outpouring with a sense of discomfort which was new to him. But thogh tbe words reproached and annoyed, thov Bd not soften him, and when Christie pansed with tearful eyes, her uncle rose, saying, slowly, as he lighted his candle : "Ef I'd refused to let yon go before, I'd agree to it now ; -for you need broakin' m, my nrl, and volt are goin' where yon 11 got it, so tbe sooner you're off the bettor for all -on us. Came, Betsey, we may as wal leave, for we can't understand tlie wants of her higher natur' as Chrisfie calls it, and we've ha dlecterin' onough for one night." And with a grim laugh t.ho old man quitted the field, worsted, but in ood order. There, tiere, dear, heV a good cry, and for crit about it 1 " purred Aunt Betsey, as the henvv footsteps creaked away, for tho good aoul had a most old fashioned and dutiful awe of her lord and master. " I shan't cry but act; for it is high time I 'was off. I've stayed for your Mike; now I'm more trouble than corafo?t, and away I go. Good night, rav dear old auntv, and don't look t roubled, for I'll be a lam while I stny.'.' Having kissed the ofu lafay, Christie swept her work away, and sat down to write the let ter which was the first step toward frcfflom . When it was done, she drew near to her friend ly cmfirlmite. the fire, and till late into the night sit thinking tenderly of the pst, bravelar of the present, hopeful of the future. Twenty one to-morrow, and her inheritance a hea'd. heart, a pair of hands; also the dower of most Now England girls, intelligence, courage arid common-sense, many practical gifts, all hid den under the shy pride that soon melts in a genial atmosphere, much romance and enthu siasm, and the spirit which can rise to heroism when the great moment comes. Christie was one of that large class of women who, moderately endowed with talents, earnest and true-hearted, are driven by necessity. temperament or principle out into the world to find supnort, happiness and homes for them selves. Manv turn back discouraged; mre ncce.pt shadows fr substance, and discover their mistake too late.; the weakest lose their purpose and themselves; but tbe stronger struggle on, and, after danger and doreat,-earn atast the best possession this world can gjve us, the possession of a brave and cheerful spir it rich in self-knowledge, self-control, seV fffclp. This was the real desire of Christie's heart; this was to be her lesson and reward, and to this happy end sho was slowlv vet suro- ly brought by the long discipline of life and labor. Bitting alose there in the night, she tried to strengthen herself with, all the good and help ful memories she could recall, before she went away to find her place in the ffneat un known world. Bne thought ot ner mother, so like herself, who had borne the commonplace life of homo till she could bear it no lonsrer. Then had gone away to teach, as most country guls are forced to do. Had met, loved and married a poor gentleman, and, after a few years of genuine happiness, untroubled even by "much care and poverty, had followed him out of the world, leaving Her little child tothe pro- i - . r 1 . l xi TecLioil ui ii ur unitiier. Christie looked back over the long, lonely venrs she had snent in the old farm-honse plodding to school and church, and doing her tasks witn kind Aunt .Betsey wnile a child; and slowly growing Into girlhood, with a world of romance locked no in a heart hungry for love and a larger, nooier me. She hgd tried to appease thij,hunger in many wn.va Vint, flnnnd Kttlfi Tlfiln. Her father's nlfl "books Were aH she could command, and these she wore out with much reading. Inheriting his refined tastes, she fonnd nothing to attract her in the society of the common-place and often coarse peoplb about her. She tried to like the buxom girls whose ono ambition was to " get married," and whose subjects of con versation were " smart bonnets ' and " nioe drosses." She tried to believe that the admira tion and regard of the bluff young farmers were worth striving for; but when one well-to-do neighbor laid bis acres at her fet, she found it impossible to accept for her lire's companion a man whose soul was wrapped up in prize cat- tie and Dig turnips. Uncle Enos never could forgive her for this piece of folly, and Christie plainly saw that one of three things would surely naen, if she livdtl on there with no vent, tor her lull heart and busy mind. She would either marry Joe But- terfMd in sheer desperation, and becomo farmer's household drudge ; settle down into a sour spinster, content fo make butter, gossip and l"y np money all her days; or do what poor Matty Stone 'had done, try to crush and curb her needs and aspirations till the struggle grew too hard, and then, in a fit of despair, end her life, and leave a tragic story to haunt their quiet river. To escape these fates. but oneway anneared to break loose from this narrow life, and go out into the world and see what she canfd do for herslf. This idea was full of enchantment for the eager girl, and, after much earnest thought she had resolved to try it. " If I fail, I can come back," she said to her self, even while she scorned the thought fniliire. for with all her shv pride she was both brave and ardont, and her dreams were of the the rosiest sort. I won't marry Joe ; I won't wear mvself out in a district boIiooI for the mean sum they give a woman ; I won't .delve away here wrnere I am not wanted: and I won't end my life like coward because it is dull and hard- Ml try my fate a mother did, and perhaps I may suocei as well." And Christie's thoughts went wan dering away into the dim, sweet past when sho a happy chiru, uvea witn joviug parents in differ 3n world from that. Lost In these tender memories, she sat till the old moon-faced clock behind tnedoor struck twelve, then tho visions vanishod, leaving their benison behind them. As she glanced backward at the smouldering fire, a slender spire of flame shot up from the log that had blazed so cheerily, and shone upon hor as she went. A good omen, gratefully accepted then, and remembered often in the years to come. 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FOBD & CO., Publishers, 27 Park Place, New York. tau-Stsite plainly whlrhPremlnm Pic- tu re Is de Iretl, or better yet, send 98 for both, and the price for Mounting avnd JUavUlng.-e No Person can take these Blttrrs accord ing to directions, -ana remain kmjk wm-rn, provmva -their bones are not destroyed by mrlirra! imunn or other means, and the vital organs wasted beyond the point of repair. Dyspepsia or inaiCfUIloni n nu.icne, rain the SlRniiders, Coughs, TiRlitness of the Chest. Dii- ... r . i i - - 1. II-.J M' . ness, amtr t.ructauons oi inc in,i-ii, the Mouth, Bilious Attacks, Palpitation ol tn Heart, Inflammation of the Lungs, Pain the regions of the Kidneys, and a hundred oilier painful symptoms. re the orrspriiiRS ot Dyspepsia. Iu lliese compiaiuu has no eoual. and one bottle will prove a Letter guar antee of its merits than a lenptliv advertisement. For Fcmnle Couiilnliits, in young; or old. married or single, at the dawn of womanhood, or the turn of lite, these Tonic Hitters oispiay so ucciora n nfiueuce that a marked improvement is soon percep- ble. . For Inflammatory mid l lirontc iineii- uiatiam and Gout, Bilious, Remittent and Inter, mittent Fevers, Diseases of the Blood, Liver, Kidneys and Bladder, these Bitters have no equal. Mich Dis eases are caused by Vitiated Blood, which is generally produced by derangement of the Digestive Organ. Tlicy are n tirni i i-iirirnii vo u wun a Tonic, possessing alsi the peculiar merit of acting as a powerful atjent m relieving Congestion or mrum mation of the Liver and Visceral Organs, and in Bilious Diseases. For Skill Diseases, Eruptions, letter, bnic Rheum. Blotches, Spots, Pimples, Pustules, Boils, Car buncles, Rins-worins, Scald-Head, Soie Lyes, Lry- upelas. Itch, Scurls, Discolotauonsot the Kin, numoi-s md Diseases of the Skill, of whatever name or nature. are literally dtijr up and carried out of the system in a short time bv the use of lliese Bitter.-.. Grtiteful Tnousaitus proclaim inecar hit ters the most wonderful Invigorant that ever sustained he sinkinc svstcm. 1 WALKER, Prop'r. II. II. MfDDNALD & CO., UruRRists and CJen. ARts., ran l' raucisco aim rew ioik. Editorial notices are so common that it is Almost impassible for an editor to express his honest opinion of the merits of amy article without being suspected of interested motives. This fact, how ever, shall not deter us from saying what we think of a new addition to the Materia Medrica to which our attention has been recently Airected. We refer to Dr. J. Walkers Uamornia vinegar Bitters, a remedy which is making its way into more families just now than all the other advertised medicines put together. Its popularity, as iar as we can juage, is not Dasea on empty pretention. There seems to be no question about the potency of its tonic and alterative properties,' while it possesses the great negative recommendation oi containing neither alcohol nor "mineral poison. That it is a specific for Indigestion, Billiousuess, Constipation and many oomplaints of nervovs origin, we have reason to know ; ana we are assurea on good autnonty tnat as a general invigorant, regulating and pumfying medicine it has nO equal. It is Btated that its increments (ob tained from the wilds of California,) are new to the medical world; and its ex traordinary effects certainly warrant .the conclusion that it is a compound of agents hitherto unknown. If popular ity is any criterion, mere can ue no doubt of the efficiency of the Vinegar Bitters, for the sale1 of the article is lm "mse and continually increasing. Com. Chut with Grumblers. Many years ago, in company with our wife, says Dio Lewis, we made a sum mer drive through the Canadas. Iu giving that attention to our horses which is the habit of prudent travellers, we visited the stable morning and evening. We think it was the first night after we crossed over at Niagara that we said to the hostler: " Suppose some one were to leave you a hundred thousand dollars, what would you do?" "Well, boss, there is one thing I oan tell you: you would never catch me work in' any morf)." Holding, as we always, had, that work is the warp and woof of human life and happiness, the hostler's remark struck us as curious; and recalling it on the fol lowing evening, we asked the next host ler what he would Ao if hehadahundrefl thousamd. "I'd travel all over creation, but as for work, I'd never do another chore as long" as I lived." We talked it over while riding the next day, and concluded we Bhould ask every hostler during the trip and make a record of the answers: The Bame question was put to thirty four hostlers, and all cave essentially "the same answer, though a few said, "Of course I should want something to do when I felt like it, but then I wouldn't work regular." We were a member of a school-board some years afterward, and asked one of the lady teachers what she woulU do if she had a hundred thousand dollars, and her reply was: "I would go to Europe and live in Paris. " .'"What would you do that for?" we asked. " Why, I should go for the same rea son that ether folks go to see the sights." We asked the same question of four teen female teachers and six male teach ers, and they all gave about the same answer, though a few of them suggested a division with the poor. One young lady said she would give thirty thousand apieoe to her throe brothers, and then go abroad with tie remaining ten thou sand. Without exception, .they spoke of travel, and most of them of life in Europe. Not one of them spoke in fa vor of work, but most of them spoke of escape from work. As regular work is the great staple of happiness, as work is the regular bread and meat of body and mind, while recre ation is but the sweatmeats, all this con demnation seems a strange hallucina tion. And as work is absolutely neoes sary, it is the greatest misfortune that there should exist a prejudice against it. A little philosophy, a broader intel ligence, is sure to cure it. A little ex perience at nothing to do has generally cured even ignorant people of such fol ly. Let a man "loaf" for a month, and if he is well, he is glad enough to go back to his work. And there are a good many of us who can look deep enough to see that work is the best of good things, and to love it for its own soke aad for the good it does ub. Work, like food, is a necessity of our life. A disgust for either indicates dis ease, or some unnatural condition. When we find disgust of food, we learn generally that it comes of exoess. In the case of disgust for work, we think it generally cpmes from the same source. It is often said that man is naturally lazy. Let every one speak for himself. We know the statement is not true of ourself . We love work. We like a day'e recreation occasionally, but the hours begin to hang heavy in the latter part of the day. Experienced sportsmen predict that one result of the late storm will be that quails will Be found to have been de stroyed in great nnmbers, and that for the next season, to say the least of 'it, quails.will be scarce.