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"I could not live with trees, never v lcf nods oa it stem, nor r 1 out bidding her adieu," she whispered; "it sparkling i-ippjtuaovt.:. on tlie steainj when ; was cruel, Julian, to steal her away from th silvery pilei of cloui's float lazily oveh-! me thusj 1 would not have murmured if " the beoveoi1 lie rt rest o their rznre : you thought it right; but she is my child, bcls, pne1 t'ie vlwle ect!) mk6 ei-joying ; 'should die if 1 might not see her ' 'one long, uercioiVRr.i. j sweet face once more." YettaegoUe.isuiio .rut ,m,6't oe? ! l.inwood (tisengnged himself from her ed in !..(' out n.ions ilw horfes o.' ,,ieu, Pm;,,a!.p, nnd, without a word, hurried to shot' iislust.eo ..iRMy eaeT u.-rowit.,4 ,j00,.0f ,js Hpnrtincnt,wid turned the ' well a. joy, oven hs U b.Vi.ifit.' alike oit ti.e I !;ey , oc!. tllon waik'ing- back to the just ant tiio ui just. i ovv wcJiiing mother, he seated himself be- "! I shelteree aoo1: of mewkw Jr m1, that i Bt9 i,e,- in silence. For some time no - slopes swcefi.ll; :'ow;i .o !tv k. of the wor(i v, , 10rn, The sobs of the quad-wiijdi.i- Hive. CI o.-K'-l ndbi- nble,-.ia ti gPttw fi,-:nter and fainter, till at . sioi? oi p. u;que -t.uui.e. v Lose ; , wa!U, rfd.e ' oo 'M4 . ir ute tac': oi chimney -,iec' 3 i ,r. .o. Noi i' e ?rr- l ly t-tj of 2 e; : n4S .(. lr -ir-eiy el... v threw, t: soU. -..p.o: .oiVii ', . lic- ; boilfhtof i'S veit; iel J, .-. 'Ijf gla wit!. -i'.s .;-;s;ei'; uic'e" o.r t' e " proui' lint'eii. -r - lie ,.V );.' .: i" ci!V'e tellt toles o tie Pn if ; e tea i it uasaeep .;t.-,)Ip iter; r.i '.he evro s ie, , , ... ' 1 ci"i.i ta iiea, so lotdy worn tnere, hadiriv - taste, isolayec . jc'e.i? i Piig?m?ti f . . ,. j . . ' , , , , . r, . I 'JCf ,o .roul)leo perplexity and alarm ol nouse rn 'iev-ti- 3pcr!i& olai. ly tje1 , . . , . , , n , . I iirov wan contracted as with deep weelt oi t.ie fl.v.iei", i . r " , . , 1 l(,US ' Sortie tirli rozp... )'eavs i)rcvioui o tlie . time wsiew-jy ito. .otnmences, .his fi-e ! "( l,,rice " ,)e 8nid' "how y came here -oliVIace .ecdeii bv :i.hentn.,c3 Lo!lkno'; noi'! m,t b coming you moy ruin young Di". Liarleton, u jo :mmeiia.eiy uiai!e tr - . it iiis home, t.n set cbout beautifying i mi Improving i s iiib 'Oiicy c iutotud. Tlie bright ei'tUiiiiiMU' seemei' ;olin;ei ioviugl; around tliif, s ot. i;!iere. o.i r .ile.iba.u. r.- .ternoou 1., Seo.embe.-, f.e ...erry voi.es 0: " '"'"S wt 1 uia' childhood echoed t:..x.uh. .he valley, a, t e! l,ile -'ou v'ete bWo I only meant to green hilM.'eMu. iiaci tl.ei. me- o, i,, -i s ,r V0' -J P"''" Your presence ing lauglue.- o ,ia,,.y so,it. (Jut i:,e .h i-1 w 3,"t ny me T1,e frien,lli .drentVre of their s.oo.ts et le.igih. rn l,!''1' tV,,0" ,( a'" "iust not know of yur hand in hand, haunter i-locly town lo ii.e old moss-covered eu by the liver side. where t!)e silvery biris'i fen iivb its &!nu -' .owe iav ove the ip.ili.i'. v. ; ves. j ., Can t icj Je sisters these three liitV : fairies! r.i.i.; I'r. iollfis. tun' -.;p Hi, . the eldest o i tlie group, is . olue-?yet.,i.i,i' haireii girl oi' so.oe te,i .. it 1 ,e ; ruddy -lue o" ietflt'Mee')"ni ,'). e iai:t -Ing free, a.i(' 'u. : i U.A-e u-rkir . ?. pretty, ui.ii ilea, fills. -uu- o ' i. e trio, tlioug."' le siste . 6:v w fi ture, isi .w.kf elicvte looking !i'! oft naze) eyes h lei'V.j yve j. . " . ro.-.v her, p.id f ' lovcir ? z'.u 'f-. cu.li i., over Iter &. o vy kmo.i, l3n v ::iC 'ii.l - lome, v'ie.ce i .. e ik: brow, ler 'epvy mU r . .-.Ipc oi e n'.r. eui: lier ierje, ips'ii'S . ss eye . . . iai;Iuse au. .lasbio !. e-ery jtsc : :i drewjoo. of " cr'iajf"' CP ee ... . '.r coaUM.i I' t r ojt:.vr:;. o' er o - panibiifc, ills tlie j ol.e tcelei.. c - cling iier i,u)!, i it' . If .io,.' c.ob w,: - ling on . er bosom, A.ar. Hill .. ore - i.-ely ! the d'.tiiictiou; ;:. i'u c 'Idr- ec'i ... ' r.ot :;.eJiffereuce,'ii iuijuiiit;- ;c siti Oi t.:..,'..' .': : ...se, pWi'- .' i,-. ):'.:. w . .' , 61 .tely ilt'DSIO . . lice . jr -',e, tones o., sonic bi' lc Interest. I": goo, r;pre r. trorble.' s r '. oc i . ' e '.I- . '1 - io s "ce hand aeemec r-1 : ?-'o-r. )u'' I Plreatly wit' but lit')? eec for "wj , last cords, rs tney left L or9 to joi- t''e (tjhiidea on the krra, r;er, "I 'f r greet wJstaie. Allyn, twi I iet: je muc'.i be ivill rue the daf of t'lis ceierj'.'ition. lie ntry think no-v t'a, iie is ztaaUg, ia u att-t-pre, for the rro.:g lie lias tous the poor child's mother; out if je I ires io the time when hit littje Selome slid! jbe aa onyn t child, he will (nd tiftX he Ita reared her to a. life of sorrow.'' In another apartment In tlva Wors home, reclining on e luxurioassoft, lay the wealthy young southerner, Julian Linwood; the spoiled pet of a doating oiother, the heir 'to a princely fortune, the child on. whom nature had lavishly bestowed her choicest tills, lie ie not sleeping, though bis closed eyes might, perchance, deceive as; but ho ii dreaming over his distant home, and a shade of sadness steal ovar his brow at be murmurs, half aloud- "Poor girl i poor poor girl ! it It Indeed a r.&rd ute, but I see no way to avert it, It ls,dert!n7HettiojJ; . , WitMi $0iral, $tM& ' is' wttm nlensis, fiferatort, JSriente, nnir A soft kiss on his lips aroueed him from his drearaings, and he opened his eyes to behold, bending over him, a form of woman ly beauty, through whose dark cheeks the rich blood of health coursed warmly, and whose brill iant orbs looked lovingly into the (lepths of his own. He started from his couch, and, gazing wildly at the intruder, exclaimed "Good 12 od I Clarice, what brings you nerer But tne do rK -eyed one threw her lnl i. turn n;r to her companion, she pas sio . e. j cni juiec lumto speak to her. "Onl, on .lord, Julian," she pleaded; 's- t'n-t 1 .nay see my Sclome, our c. ;, 'j tce aio,-:, and 1 will bless you for eve YvuiiO' in-'-ooi' turned slowly to the sup ilioali..(: b.- i besii'e him, but tiis counten- i H if'fc' '1.-4 .tu.tr.i..l Tlta nnCniifia f i.iV plans completely. I did not think this o you, r!: am ot prepared for it. I have until n1,' .osny io you that has not been -bm al.eotiy; joi dk know in j mov.ves in acting . wti.ey ere for the child's f Hi r.ve one. I txisience, tiiucii less that you are here, and ync xiisi leave as you came. To-morrow ' 'turi! 'lome. You will go with me, and ..'Im.ie ,nubt not know that you have been 'ere.-' , turuw ncrssu on i.er luces - ... . ..t i ii. i i in- mi i, nJS or tne deepest woe ue' ,u' l sec "er .ci,lld 0,,ce ,,,ore- i iii i tiavB cone wrong, sne saiu; "ol" . .'ill i'll yo.. mew too t,ep,ns or a .. . l . - . . .t r .101 . .bi. e oBss, "ou coin., not censure j i i . k love you ever felt for ho1. ..t ui'.ne you made me, t 01' I oe .10 sl 've, even though 1 ve, even though Oi Vl," o ii': ,.ay see my precious one ': J.tlian strive to soothe her. ' C " 1 ' 8 ,K hei" Br M' ie.y o ieel that my daughter lorn' i isowii ier mother ! thut a.e ...i-tulied over from the ) ni s'.e who hns made my or-e, fcin.ul Hiong'i I sm- ... . K .0 .0 ei wiwgnvo her 'uliun, Julian, It i,iOo inuch ! ;iil 01 complain," she added, "if I -las (IV H.liii once (.gain to my '7'r. , Vi will --, .....ir';i rv... ... "je i.. .fh.st 2 , y,,'J" xs-'iv.l -'l irsn ! ' , "I '. I C "l-'-.l :. :: , "(I .,V"i uncr mj.mr V. i en the j you: out real? : r:; l . "Yor now .et mi lu Silence." Ii.Un. and I never break i..y vor ,' s.e ...swered.as he closed the our .i;)ui' 'ier, i nu uiooouy tougui ine sou breoze oi the crarden to fan bis feverish oroi7 ami cool his brain. Up cad dowd the long, winding paths trod tlifl troubled man,- while conscience was jjsily at work within him, endeavor ing to prove to him his true position. 7iet caa I do!" he mentally asked. "It is 0 ttenge situation for a fellow to find bimseli' '.a. Curse this institution of slave ry ! It is wrong somewhere, I am convin ced; but alas I the conviction has come too late. It is cruel to take Clarice home alone; but I cannot make her my wife, and I.sea uo wsy of atoning for the past hut in leaving Selome to be educated at my daugh tor. It it hard, but it must ba done," was hit conclutlon, at tho little t-irl came boun - &tg toward- iini, followed by her compan- , ions, end with them the friends who were heroafler. to supply toe place of parents to 1 th sontherd girl. 1 "If I stay -with aonK Carletbnr when STEUBENVILLE, will you come for me, papal" she asked; "and when shall I see mamma again!" "Next summer, darling," he answered, as he gave her a kiss; for he really loved the child; "and in the mean time Sella must be a good girl and learn all she can, to please papa." - The doctor's little wife turned her face sadly from the scene; for, notwithstanding the statement of Linwood, that his wite, the child's mother, was desirous that she should receive the benefit of a northern education, she had her own suspicions about the truth of the story. Sleepless nights had she passed since their arrival long hours of anxious thought and reflection, But although, as she said, she felt convinced that the result must be unhappiness to the child, yet she was sure there must eventu ally be still greater misery, were she taken back to her sunny home. The evening meal was partaken of in a spirit of sadness by all but the children. Mrs. Carleton herself was vaguely troubled by a feeling of insecurity and doubt as to the position in which she was placing her self as guardian over this child; while the doctor wos serious and quiet from sympa thy. Young Linwood appeared abstracted and moody; and the doctor, as he noticed the quick glances of his bold, daring eye, and his sudden start at every sound, won dered what strange humor was come upon him. And thus the repast, usually so pleas ant and cheering, was hastily and gloomily despatched, and the little ones were taken away to their downy nests. Dr. Carleton, as was his invariable cus tom after tea, threw himself upon the sod, green mots beneath his favorite willow, and smoked his cigar, dozing and day dreaming the while, as gentlemen are apt to do who have no earthly cares or troubles to annoy them, and a great store of blessings to be thankful for. But the lady of the mansion and her handsome guest sat long over the tea table, planning, arrangingand calcuIating the de8tiny of the litUe being about t0 ba ,eft jn hercare and to whom ' she must becone protector, friend, and mother. These preparatory measures were all con cluded at length. The lost spark at the end of the doctor's cigar had disappeared, and he finished his day dreams, to prepare for the more fanciful but far less deluding visions of his sleeping hours. The party retired to their rest. An hour Inter, and thernlm. nlnetd mnnn 1()oke(, down Qn the tp?ca q th(J blue watergj om whose boBDm ot a ghade rested, and watched the million golden stars dancinsr and SDarklinc in their mid " ' " night revels like spirits of the deep, who ,.i, . j u .. . - .-. - - - in the cells of sleep. It was a glorious sight, and a mortal might gazed forever. But the moon has other scenes beneath So she peep)jd down through tfce quiyer ing boughs of the birch and willow, to glad. dpn .he hlnRsnmn nlppninor hplnlu. nnil with bor mngical touch she flung shadow here , s - ...... , ,id liiiht thene. till thin aimnte N ev fi'mr. ' ian( ,oine shone resplendent as fairyland. She looked in through the half-closed blinds 0f tbe sittmg room; and finding all as it 1 should be there, she sought tlie sloenimr I LMrfma k..a ...kANA I a - - 1 o dreaminflr of naticnts and feUa. while hi, Wjfe Bieptpencer)ly by his side. Lo,:t, t,,e 00M nougfithut'tranquUr..' ty ,,; gladness to-night! Ah si in tins 8Hme h8!)py hl .-,e) Mtwj M-aratod from i thobe who slumber quietly in tl.eir in.io - "kVcencu, kneels by tho bedside ofher only !.m . u.u...i, f. - ing( ln her RgonV) fo the Go( w,jnm 8n0 ..oaivuiwnrji uiUi,..ei,.ciTciii.ljr inuj - ,ardly knows but by name, that he will take the bitter cup from her lips. j Jt B the dark lady wbo 0 Btartled the ; i0Utbern gentleman by her unexpected presence in the afternoon.. She has follow ed wildly, from her home on the banks of the far off Cumberland, with an almost de spairing hope buruing in her bosom that her child might be restored to her. . Poor suffering daughter of shame and tin, thy journey sball avail thee nought. All thy deep sorrow, all thy tears, thy woe, thy prayers will not move from his purpose the father of thy child. ' Tut child!1 Thou mayst not call her thine now, for she shall know thee no more. Alas I when thou first gatedst into the depths .of her dark eyes, and saw that she was more her father's child than thine that the Inherited hia feature! hit raven locks, and much more hit com plexion than thine, how thouldst thou ' know that thy fervent joy wat but the fore- runner of such bitterness ai this! But thou art a slave ! The little Selome murmured incoherent ly in her sleep, and tossing restlessly on ier bed, cast her4 arms'. Wound her" dark Hier OHIO, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1856. mother's neck. It was the Jast time tbey i ever rested there. As the moon went down behind ilie wes . . . . tern hills, two figures glided from the shrd ow of the garden, and hurried on towards the village tavern, where they parted, but to meet again in the morning; i.ud when the start shone pexfin the river's depths, they were far on their way to the southern land. . CHAPTER II. "What have we here?" inquired the stately Madam Lawrence, as she entered the hall of her academy one brig! t sum mer morning, where she encountered a group of youn( ... . ... . . , g ladies, chatting one kiigh-: . .i , .n : ing with rather ICI U1UIO IIIIIU UJO t'.JlUt. l UlC I quantity of noise. "A flock of bleo'tbirds, ' or a nest of magpies, I judge." Anc the ! lady smiled kindly as the received t.ie sal-; utations of her pupils. "Pray excuse us, madam," answered tlie pretty Carrie Denton; "we were rather noisy; but Selome here it to frightened at' the idea of being May Queen tkt we could not help laughing at her, indeed For my part," added the merry girl, "I should . , , .... , , , be perfectly happy if I deserveu such an' honor, and I onlv wi,h I had .todied more. I as she has done, that I might relieve her of her burden of laurels." "She has done well," said Madam Law rence, "and fully merits our approval," Then turning to the blushing Selome, she . - j continued, "But the consciousness of well i dark, searching eyes; a thought less glee doing is its best reward is it not, my j ful perhaps, but more passionate and lov- ear'" i ing;lhe telltale blush; the tame clear, "It is, indeed, madam," replied the !.,:. b,., rounJ whith e lwinpil maiden; and 1 would gladly be excused j I.UUI .CbDITlUg uiij ubuei iiiuu tula, auu uiu own kind words." "You are too timid, Miss Linwood," smilingly remarked the teacher. "We must overcome this. It is no such fearful ordeal as you seem to imagine this being crowned May Queen' and (,arne has just told you now gladly she would accept the honor. But come young ladies," she con tinued, "the sun is getting high, tnd the gentlemen will be here anon; so a.rt.y your selves at once, and be in readiness to accom pany them." Ashwood Academy was an old establish ment, and in its most palmy days the fin ishing school, from which graduated many young ladies who afterwards shone as strrs in the literary world, or bright luminaries in the circle of social life froui which youth of no ordinary tnlent stepped forth into the world without, who have since figured largely on the stage of existence, and helped to administer the laws of na tions. v.. biw.ivviiuu iiuio never laiicu lu . . , ii. , bring reward, not only in the tctual. mount ; -fj;iv ot good gained, but in tne venous sources i 1 mtA .nnlij..liAn Im.n n . f:l.l . of amusement and gratilicciior which tiie teachers delighted to dispense t rnon? i.heir pupils; for they were twt firm oeiievers! in the somewhat antiqum.). theory that ' young people shou d be .,vde . ..;ipy; that' ! th"H are not yet ""en and womea:; mu toat ' pleasure and gayetV (re h6 f:aiU'ftl Olhem as sunlight and dew totne v.olsi ate tae j wiVmo.. a . . . ... -! flowers do not ooine Witb the name of. Spring to our northern land; neither" Cces hnbean,B March, Aprilttc M.y corne and go, with their snow storms, their frosts . thfiirkeen eBBter,y W'ndsanddrivii.g.a:ns,' h" fit little blossom darea to .-a: :u: hftud 8,)0ve tho m088i bl,t t ie &'veei, : urettl" m June Byon ,ur06 inoV ineu- ' Bnu unoer 'i nappy auspices jtew ' r.ngiand oecomes a garuen ot bden. music- , - - .... 1 al with the songs of birds and bright witii the radiance of perfect days. Ii was a cutom at Ashwood, end had been from time immemorial, for teachers and pupils to hold a picnic, in the month of June, in the dark old woods that border the shores of the lovely Lake Auburn, and there to crown with the roses of summer her who, by diligent application to books and ladylike deportment, ranked first among her associates at a scholar and a lady. Selome Linwood had won the prize; Dr. Boyer himself bad read her name at the head of thelistof deserving; Madam Law rence had publicly announced the same to the young ladies; her almost titter, Ella Carleton, had kitted her 'cheek, assuring her that she wat as glad at if the herself had received it; and her old playfellow and schoolmate, Willie Cutler, had hurried breathlessly down the green lane, to be the first to bear the tidings to his friend Mrs. Carleton. . And Selome was ei happy as her young heart could ' wish. Not a fhsdow, had clouded her page of 'life fine the day when Aunt CarfeW promised to be a mother to her; for faithfully had that oromise been fulfilled. ' - Once every year came the rich Mr. Linwood to visit his daughter and the only sorrow the had ever known was, when, on his second annual visit, he gravely told her of her mother's death. Bitteily did she weep herself to sleep in his arms that night; but her childish grief was toon forgotten, and her mother was spoken of no more. And now the day for the May party was conic clear, clotidlers and balmy; and when the sun hat rose h such glory in ine morning, should aain go down, a , . re. 11(fc"ry group of joyous ones, who vtre w"8" " S would oe school girl I10 lnSer- This was the last day of L I I . i . . . ineilf association as audi; and, although the bright creatures were somew hat sad- dened by tlie thought, little did they dream iliai iht ir purest, happiest and most Inno- CPrli diivs Iiad departed. 0, no ! Away ; , r each hm ne led a dl.oau, of blig8 fof f e. , , thev confidently expected to enjoy. ' ... ... . ... Lel U8 gee 11 ,hc 1,11,8 80Ulhe glrl ba realized the promise of her childhood. There she stands in her robe of t poiltts muslin, with the roy crown on her pret ty head, and wieaths and garlands encir cling I er fair foim. She has the same heayier htMi of her jeuy hair ye8f she is beautiful, and there is soul looking forth from those lustrous eyes. Strains of enlivening music suddenly resounded through the woods, calling the mirthful party to join in the giddy dance. Will our fair queen deign to tread a measure with the most loyal of her sub jects?' and with an air of courtly dignity and grace, young Walter Evans bent a knee to the turf at her feet. Selome laughed merrily at his serio comic appearance, and bidding him rise, was on tlie point of accepting his hand for the figuie, when Willis Culler came hurrying up to them, eajing, 'I am sorry to have kepi you waiting, Miss Linwood, but we w ' 1 1 join die dancers now if you please.' With a.i embarrassed cir Selome turned lo her first suitor, and said; 'You will excuse me, Mr. Evans, but I had i quite forgotten a promise to dance first with Willis to-day;' and they passed on .1 .1 1 ... t l to the tei elready waiting for ihem. , , , . , a, . . , A (lark cloud of anger suffused the face 5 oi ine rejecieu one as ne louiea nis arms haughtily and walked away, muttering as I ,ie wen,i ' '8 alTy thus, proud beauty Willis fini and Willis les wiih you;. as if he were of more moment iha aught ' else on earth, despite Ins poveriy. By : Hpnin. I'll pndnvn it nn lnnarar. 'Plii my ighl will i ow from her own lips my fa'e. If she meet my suit,' and he ' . . , J , , " 9,,',led b,llerly tl the l!,0"ht' l ha7e a I 'erms, and humble her in the dust at my et. So faying, the angry man moved. stealthily and unheeded through tlie green vhi'.ng path towards the village, and disappeared. por a whtje the dancers moved blithely , t0 anrJ Jro ov the Kreengwavd; but the . , .t. j Leat oi ine miuusv son toon arove mem f.orn their amuseraem to seek the re freshing shade of the forest t.ces. beneath whose branches they assembled in groups or in pairs, to spend an hour hi quiet con versation, or to unite their voices in song, whose rich, clear music went ringing op to heaven, along with the notes of birds and the incense of flowers. (concluded nest week.) ' IT IS HOT HAED TO DIE." BY KM. M. A. DENNIS0N. Now, doctor,' said a sweet-faced girl, looking with confidence into the kind face that had bent over her. to often, 'tell me if there is any certainty that I shall ever recover T I think not ; continually tor menung myself with the question. Will you not be candid with me, dear Doctor Ellis r 'While there it life' commenced the doctor,, but the frail young creaiure inter , rupted him, saying i L ' hit No, no, doctor, that won't 1q i I mutt hive your professional opinion v end. when General Intelligence, I say that my soul't happiness, for the remnant of this life, will be affected by your decision, aurely you will grant me the request.' But could you bear' Anything, doctor, but this euspense. I am willing to be told the exact state of my case; foi you tee, some days I feeljceive of; yet I have shuddered from to jf so really well, that my hope is unduly j infancy at death. The thought of diss excited, and again, when the sleepless i luiion, with its icy chili and quivering" hours and terrible paint come, death takes ' breath, made me cold to my heart, and 1 an awful fhapc, and frightens me ont of, strive to forget it, hut cannot. Yet, since) repose. But if I was certain she spoke ! you, since my mother, since all who kntfw with tolemnitv 'I would teach mv mind ! me have made it a familiar tnJ a house to dwell upon it in such a way that my j foolish fears would leave me. My sweet girl,' said the doctor, taking her wasted hand, 'I will then grant this request. You cannot certainly recover, unless some extraordinary providence oc curs. 1 our lite may be protracted some months yet, but not over a year at the farthest, so it seems to me.' The pale cheek grew a shade paler, but. the smile failed not on the gentle lips. Thank you, doctor,' was her reply, 'thank you for your trust and confidence in me. You shall tee I will not abuse them.' The beautiful consumptive sat alone in her large easy chair some momenta after the doctor had gone. She gazed about her on luxuries which wealth unbounded had procured for her pleasure, and the large untroubled eyes grew dim. 'Then I must die,' the said to herelf, and oh, this fear, not of an hereafter, but of that dread passing through that valley which shadows my hours of suffering ?- E ven my religion does not dissipate that shrinking, shuddering fear. The impres- tiont of my childhood will not pass away, but return with new force.' And as she thus half whispered to herself, a lovely matron entered, and hurrying to her side, kissed the fair brow. You are better to-day, child she raid in tones of (breed calmness ; 'nay, don't shake your head so mournfully ; indeed, if you knew ' how taueh improved you appear,' and she drew alow seat towards the young girl and sat gazing in her eyes with the holy love of maternity. 'Mother,' said the consumptive, as she took the matron's hand in her own, 'there, is something I want you to do for me.' 'What is it, darling,? You know I would lay down my life for you.' For an instant the pale lip quivered ; but commanding herself, the young girl gently said : 'I want you to talk to me of death of my own death, which is certain toon.' My Amy 1' was all the mother could articulate ; her voice seemed frozen by horror. 'Yes, mother ; for, listen a moment, it will make your poor sick child more wil ling lo leave earth, and find heaven. If you will talk daily and cheerfully of .my passing away : if you will surround tlie thought with cheerfullne8s, and make the last struggle -seem pleasant to me, this strange horror with which 1 regard it would fade away, aud my mind be drawn more wholly to tlie better land. It may be a sacrifice to you, my mother, but 1 shall learn to look forward to my death bed with calmness, which I strive in vain to do now. Will you try to do lli'if, moth er t Will you talk of it often t Will you repeat the sweet words that dying saints have spoken t Will you speak of the smilet that reposed upon their faces, until I can think cheerfully, and talk with out reserve of that change, even as I would lie down, and put my garments by, ready to attire myself when I should awake in the fair morning? Will you tell those who come to see me never to shrink from speaking to me of death! Will you do this my mothers' . The matron promised, and retired to her chamber to shed the tears of anguish born of this request. She too, had long felt jhat her child mutt die, but had put afar off 'the evil day And in the strength of God she performed her duty. . Seven months had patted, and still gen tle Amy lived. The fatal ciimson burnt iti death fire uto her cheek, nnd het eyes gleamed with the fitful flash of disease but spoilt her, sweet lips hovered a'con VOLUME 2. NUMBER 6 stanl smile ; she had conquered her fear of the king of terrors, and dwelt upon her departure with almost exulting joy.1 '1 knew that through Christ 1 was prepares! to go,' she said to her pastor ; 'I knew that there were glories in the bright world above, that the imagination cannot eon hold word, clothed it in beautiful thoughts, and surrounded it with heavenly images. it has beeonie less nnd lees terrible, till now lean hold my hand to him who un locks ihe spirit, and say : 'Death where is thy sting t' " As she spoke thus, a ray from the set ting sun imaged a crown of glory apart. her fair brow. Her mother and friends at that moment entered. 'Hush !' said the pastor with uplifted hands, and they stood transfixed, With this last holy smile he had marked an In' stantaneous change ; and as he bent for ward, through the lips so beautifully wreathed, there came no breath. 'Well might she exclaim, 'Death where is thy sling V said the pastor, turning: with tear-filled eyes ; 'never taw I the King of Terrors in to lovely a garb.- How sweetly she steeps 1' : ; o Aye, sweetly still, in a gmve-yard oppu the hill-side and on the while shaft thai .. bears her name, some loving hand hat chiseled ' "Itisnothardto'dio." "He Doeth all Things Well." written for tiie odive branch. - V ... Aye, treasure it op in your heart. 'He doeth all things well ' 'Tie a gol den truth ; cheering many sad, lonely hours, otherwise insupportable; bright ening many along life-path, which but for it would be dark and drear indeed. 0, ihen,' never begin to dnubtr but let the blessed light of pure faith gild the knowl edge Uiat Our Father's tender mercies are over all his works. , 1 1 - Youngmother dost ihou mourn that thy darling sleeps sweetly oil the Saviour' bosom X Thinkest tlmu that- the light hrtth gone out forever I'rorrr lliy home ! . Truly 'it is well with the child.' " " Husband art thou sorrowing now that (he loved and fondly-cherished one halli gone home 7 Weep not, for so God git- eth his beloved sleep. Sister dost thou mortner that the band) has becB broken t Does the home cirel speak of the removal? Aye, trw link' hath been taken from the chain uhhi earth) lo be added to the chain in heaven. ' Alt angel hath gone out froim thy home, but an archangel has come back to dwell with) thee forever. ' " "' " 'He doeth all things well believe if, trust in One who is ever ready to aid us in time of Reed, Verily, lis that made us will remember we are but dust i and lie that knoweth our frame will pity ou infirmities. ' 11 ' fcT'The following r;iy be of some u: to our lady readers. At any rate the ex- periment would be a cheap and eimple' one, and worth al least a trial r : The perfume of flowers may be gather- ed in a very simple manner, and without apparatus. Gather the flowers with a ' little stocks as possible, and place then in a jar three parts full of almond or olives- oil. After being in the oil twenty-four1 hours, put them in a coarse cloth, and4 squeeie the oil from them. This procesp, ' with fresh flowers, is to be repeated ac ' cording to the strength of the perfume de ' tired. The oil being thut thoroughly perfumed with the volatile principle of ;' the flowers, it is to be mixed with an equal quantity of pure rectified spirit,' and shaken every day for a fortnight, 1 when it may be poured off, ready for use ' As the season for tweet scented blossoms. 1 is just approaching, this method may be practically tested, and without any great trouble or expense. It would add addU 1 tional interest to the cultivation of flow ' ers.Phila. Ledger. . C7Thii just fills out tho column., '