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- -, - - - - . mm. -2 mt B M m epeo jinlmtp . Qn&it .rmJAyZQ ,1 ?-a v 'J J. W. ROBERTS, "OF Tsw tiAJfi.' ScbofeS fo agieiliil-e, jecics, &H& fctog, qi)3 Several Iftehjfjg!' & r1 .ij; jxX' J. J- Editor aid Prtfricler? VOLUME IV, NUMBEE 30. OSKALO0SA, KANSAS MARCH 19, 1864. .,! WHOLE NUMBER..' - 4t' 'a " " BMgMtg'iaBieiiiiiarMii - , - TJ" i ' - ... I ..- Thou solitary, wajwari, restless hssrt, Ksgsr, bewildered seeker after rest, Wrapped in thy pride ai:d sorrow far apart. Sad cjnlc, In a poor icdlflerenco dressed: -Hear! for I have a message unto thee, My brother, my belorcd there is a light Eren for thy closed ej es ! a niolody That shall out sing all terror of the night. Forsake the burdens thou hut made and bound, Put on the garments of a little child ; In silent faith and pure obedience foand, Simple and meek, with spirit undented. Know lore surrounds th:e, lite tho unseen air; Love that redeemed thee infinite, dlriue ; And mortal pity lons thy grif to hear, Were but its timid fingers closjied In thine. -Dear heart ! the doopiiig vision never sees How the stars shine, norany storm-boat botv; So thou behold est not the sj inpalhies, Tender aud faithful, that about tbeo grow. Love, and thou shalt be loioJ; tor never yet Was any soul left to the bonds of hate That breathed out peace: norcanttiy Gddforget; Trust ! for He will not leave thee desolate. When the immortal glory, ij"icr death, Streams on thy past, lww wilt thou start to see What love, unknow n, liLng on thy ery breath, Hoped, pitied, pray ed,anJ nightly wept forthce Strong is the riTizxrc of our Fatherscar, Ny brother, my beloved, and o'ertii) way Watch eyes of human t:ndrnessami pMycr; Tkke courage! on tho mountain bn-.kethday! CIIKS I U.V Never go gloomily, man withamlnd; Hope is a better companion than for; Providence, ever benignant aud kind, Gltct with a amils what you take ultli a tear. All will be right, Look to the light, , Moniiug was ever the daughter of night; All that was black will lie all that is bright; Cheerily, then, cheer up ! Many a foe is a friend in disguise, Many a trouble a bls-lng most true, Helping the heart to le happy and wise, With love eer precious and joys et cr no. Stand in the an, Strike like a man. This is the bravest and cleverest pUn ; Trusting in Cod, while you do what yon can; Choer'.ly, then, cheer up 2 MtM $Mli. DANIEL WEBSTER AT SCHOOL. The 24th of M-ly, 179G, was an i'U portantdiij' at Elms Farm. There had btttn more ihan usual bustle in the house; clothes were collected, bundles lied; children were runuig to and fro, asking questious aud making all kinds f remaiks the reason of which was, Daniel was gelling reitly to leav- for the academy. As Mr. Wbser had no chaise, it was to-be inad on hor-eb tck. It so happened that one of the neigh bors was desirous of tending a iiorae and tide -saddle to the very town wheie the academy was situated for some fe- als friend there to ride back to fa.lis bnry. It was agreed that this horse should be used by the young student. When the time of departure arrived, th two horsas were brought to the door, and Daniel, who was dressed in a M suit of homespun material:;, was lifted apon the one intended for him Imagine the scne ! The affectionate other, who has all along had a pre sentiment of Daniel's greatness, stands at tha door with mingled expressions of solitude and joy depicted upon her coanienanc. She has given abundant good advice, and sealed it with not a few burning kisses. Around are the other children and members of the fasily, some holding the horses, others djusting the bundles, and all abutid otiBg their mirthfulness, and becoming ore serious as the moment of depnr twa arrives. The last shake of the Mid aod farewell kiss are given, and tk two travelers set out on their jour Xj little Dan being perchrd upon lady's side-saddle, whero he JVras dei'JBed to become, before night, more kufued than, he had ever been before. After a romantic but tiresome ride, "g the banks of rivers, through val js, and amid lofty hills and moujt; , est Uie tbird day thay arrivetl at tor. A boarding plaae'waa obtain--UwDaBielin tha family of Air. Clif "it with wbeof bit father had some 'aiatawM! The day after their ar- nSaiBa WSI IslfAn a flia Bfilomiv 'Jsajaaua Abbott, LL. D., was the rMciaai. He was a gentleman of the achoel, aad fell it important to Mwtain great dignity and a regard lo iu''B c',a'D'stra'-ton f lue school. - asacial duliee were performed with Fjtws ceremony. When Colonel wwter stated the object of his visit 7j ouetor, wlio was seated in a hall eoaaecied with the academy, (bat i;-. r - " porUat personage placed upon ""da cocked hat, in order to make Me impression upon the lad, and . Well, sir, Wt the young gentleman led for examination." J Bderlooking boy modestly " mrward, and, though everything J?1 and strange, lie submitted to 'ttmiuatio with great self-posses- Bsked the ven- "Fourteen," was the reply. "Take this Bible, my lad, and read e twenty-second chanter of Luke." th at the same time pointing it out to him. This chapter contains an account of the institution of the Loid's Supper, Christ's sufferings in Gethsemaue, the seizure and the examination of Christ. Its diflVrent styld of reading. iNono but a good reader could do the ch.ipter justice, uaniei toos llie book.and read ith so much distinctness of enuncia tion, corit-ctiiess of emphasis, a d skill in the niMluIvitins of his voice, as to biiug out 1,e tn, sense of llle pas. sage the doctor had no occasion to inlet rupt him. It w.is a beautiful soe- fimen of reading. Afer lie had hnish ed the chapter, the doctor.without ask ing any questions whatever, said "Young man, you are tjutlifiod to enter this institution." The new student remained at this academy nine months. His diligence, and his capacity for acquiring "know ledge, secured for him not onlv the warm commendations of his teachers, but what was batter, a good knowledge of the branches to which he devoted attention, among which, in addition to the usual English branches, was the Latin language. It i5 noi easy always to predict the man from the indications of youth. With some there appears to be, in early life, a deficiency ot the very traits in which they excel in huer years. This was true of Webster. Although his fame as an orator is world wide, yet, when a boy of fourteen, he coiiidnot summon sufficient courage to attempt to declaim before the school. His own account of thit sungular fact is in the following words: "I believe I mtdc tolerable progress in most branches which I attended to while in this school; but there wis one thing I could not do I couid t;ot make a declamation; I could not speak before the school. The kind and excellent Buckminsler sought especially to per- 8uaue me to perform the exercise of iieclanmion like other boy.btu 1 could not do it Many a piece'did I commit to memory, and recite and rehears in my own room.over and over again; yet when the day rame, when ihe sci.ool collected to hear the declanrtioii.when" my name was cal!edk,and 1 .aw all oves turned to my seat, I could not laise myself from it. Sometimes' the iu strtiu'.ois frowned, sometimes they smiled. Mr. Buckminster always pres sed and entreated most winningly that I vtuuhl venture endue only once; bull nver could romniauJ sufiiciaut resolution." Fiom any othtr witness, t'.is would appear almost almost incredible. It is dilricult to conceive how one who has been so hi nil itlf lntmlcliArl fr,w ci.ir. relianco and moral courage, should ., .iw.iiiluwiivu wi suii- have been ro singularly dcSciant in these trans u lion young. It was attri butable, probity, in a great degree, to his physical debility, lie subsequent ly surmounted it, anJ, as ;e shall sea, became in college one of the most popular speakers. What encourage ment does this furnish for the young to set themselves resolutely to woik to sui mount any difficulty that prevents their advancement! By frequent rcpe tition,by firm resolution, tht?y may over come emb.triassments which would oilierwise pruve latai 10 tneir success. Nothing ckii tesist a deteiniiritd spirit. When Webster first entered the Phillips Academy, he wan made, in consequents of his unpolished, coun'ry like appearance, and because he was placed at tho foot of the class, the butt of ridicule by some of the scholars. This treatment touched his keen sen sibility, and he spoke of it with regret to his friends where he boarded. They informed Wici that the place assigned him in the cla8 was according to the standing regulations of the school, nnd that by diligence he might iwc above it. They also advised him to take no notice of tho laughter of tho city boys, for aficra while they would become weary of it, and would cease. The assistant tutor, Mr. Emery, was informed of the treatment which Webster received. He, therefore, treated him with special con sideration, told him to care tor nothing but' his books, tnd predicted that all would end well. This kindness had the desired effect. Webster applied himself with increased diligence, and with signal success. lie soou met with his reward, uhich made thoso who had laughed at him hang their liotds wiih shame. At the end of tho first quai ter, the assistant tutor called up the class in their usual order. He then walked to tho foot of the class, took Webster by tho hand, and marched him, in front of tho class, to the head, where, as he placed him, ho said, "There, sir; that is your proper place." This practical rebuke made those who had delighted to ridicule the country boy feel morti fied and chagrined. He had outstrip ped them. This incident greatly stimu lated the succeessful student. He ap plied himtself with his accustomed in dustry, aud looked forward with some degree of solicitude to the end of the second term, to see whether ho would be able to retain his relative rank in the ,.!. Wnoks slowlv passed awav; the blia " w w ' end of the torro arrived, and the dais J ... I t,-. lrt H.Mrll 11. "What is your age?' erable teacher. ranged, according to their scholarship " fimu'-u imrimr mi eye at llie same time upon the countrv ' hoy, "Danitl .Wt-b-u-r. gathei up voun books &nd take down tour can " "Nm underitaiidiu the deiin of .uch an oruer. liauiel complied with troubled feelings. He knew not 'thai he whs about to be expelled from scho d fur his dulness His tea,;hei perceived the expression of sai'ivss upon his cntmlc hace, but soon di-pelled it by sajiii". "Now, ir, ou will pW'-rf pat into another mom. aud join a higher class; and you. young gentlemen." address ing the other scholars, "will take an nfiectionate leave of your cl is:n.-.te. tor you Kin never see mm wjain: Aa if he had said. "This rustic lad, whom you have made the butt of ridi cule, has already so far omstiipped )ou in is studies that from your stand point, he is dwarfed iu the distance, and will soon be out of sight entirely. Il,e has developed a captcity for studv which will prevent jou from ever over taking him. As a classmate, you will never see him again." 'It would be interesting to know who those city boys were, who made the young rustic aikobject of sport. What have they nc-ompltshed ? who has heard of tho fame of their attainment.? Scholars should be careful how they laugh at a classmate because of his un polished manners or coarse raiment. Under that rough exterior may be con cealed talents that will move a nation and dazzled a world, when they in their turn might justly be madt a laughing-slack on account of their in efficiency. Aftei leaving Exeter Academy. Web ster was placed Under the care of Rev. bimuel v,'oods. D. D . of Boseawen. lJ'ia change was probably made fo r economical reasons, as Dr. Woods gave iiutiuctinn and boards to lads for onl) one doll'ir per week, which was less than the expenses at Exeter. Ho was n in his filteen jcir.with a fair know ledge of the English branches, and a considerable acquaintance nun the La t'.n. On his way to Dr. Woods', an inter esting incident occurred, of which Mr. Webster himself bus giveti the account It seems that his fathoi, through the kind suggestions of others, who had discoved the innate powers of Daniel, hid coma to ihe conclusion to send him lo college. But this duierminalion he did not reveal lo his sou till he was on the' way to Dr. VVnoda. Thean nouncemeni deeply affected him. It was in the depth or Winter. Tho ground was covered with deep &now. Webster and his father were travelling in a Jew Eifgland sleigh, commonly called a pung. As they were ascending a hill. Mr. "Webster lold Daniel thai he was going to end him lo college. This sudden and unexpected announcement overcame the lad. This was an honor to w hich in his mostamhilious moment", he had ncter applied To bo 'college learned," in thoso days, was a passport to the most intelligent and refined eocie ty. It was regarded as a preparation for any of tho piofcssious. It at once gave an individual n respectable posi tion in society; and whilst it developed all the capacities which he posetscd,it was supposed to impart others.of which he was nreviottslv destitute. The rela tive position of a college graduate, at that time, was far higher in the com munity than now, when their niunbei is so greatly increased. A lad of fourteen, who had been ac qutinled with but very few who had been favored with a collegiate educa tion, and who regarded them with a veneration above that which he cheiish ed towards other men, could not hate been otherwise than deeply moved at such a communication. To use his own lau'!iin"0, "I could nol speak. How could my father, with so luge a family, anil in such narrow circumstniices.iniuK of incurring so 'rent an expense for me ? A warm "low ran all over me, and I laid r.ig head on myfuthers shvul der, and izejl f" He wept from excess of joy ! How different were his leel ingsjrom those of many at the present dnyTwho, whon the privilege oi a col le'iate course of education is offered tlrum. regaid the proposition as a great nfHiction. and cry from sorrow ! They are unwilling to avail .themselves of benefits which otuers wouiu ingulf value. They do not appreciate them; the golden opportunity they throw away; and, probably, at some future peiiod, when it is too late to repair the disaster, they will deeply rogrei their folly. If this book should fall into the hands of any such youth, we would say to them, Look forward to ihe future. Ite member, you will not always bo boys. You are, in a few years, to lake your place amongst men, and, in order to be qualified to exert much influence over them, you must be educated.- You are now placed in an enviable position; by rightly improving your advantages, you will qualify yourselves to occupy im portant stations; you will be fitted to mqve, and to foel at home; in the most intelligent circles. Your.opinions will be respected; they will have weight with others. Your advice will be sought in Smnortant matters. You will be looked to to fill places of trust aad rcsponsibil- preceding term I Whilst hev were all ' f our fami!les standing in Menc0 nud au,n"ense, Mr.j r yo,u ! at,fl Kmery. their teacher, said, tikiu-r his'a"-V,ot the le! L You will honor vourselves and And it is not impossible am to high distinction in earned niofessions. or to reach some of the moat honorable and reMjonsih'e. positions in tho state or na- . t:0I,aI goveraments. Who would have supposed that, whon that puny lad from mo oichwooils or JSew Hampshire was made an obiect of ridicul.-? hv iIip "mv boys," that he would ever reach the exalted stations hetlid. and, after filling the world with the splendor of his elo" quince and statesmanship, would be followed to the grave by the regrets of millions ? It is no more unlikely, now, that you may acquire distinction, than it was in his case, when he was of vour age. But supposo that he had disliked s tidy; suppose that, when his father, as they wero ascending thai hill in a cold Winter's day, informed him that ho might go to college, he had expressed an unwillingness, aud had dissuaded his father from his purpose, what would Daniel Wedster have been now ? He might pos-ibly, by the force of his natural talents, have excelled in any kind of business to which he would have devoted himself; but is it probablt that he would ever have been a Senator of tho United States, or a member of the President's Cabinet? Indeed, on one occasion, his own father assigns as a reason why he was not elected a mem ber of Congress.instead of his successful competitor, was because of his want of education. BunvcmVs Life and Char acter of Daniel Webster. Qaaker Shrewdness. An Dged Qaaker, who kept a grocery in the vicinity of Albany, at one time became notorious for selling small eggs. The village gossips wtre ready to testify that they saw ihe eggs ho bought, and found them to be very largo aad fine looking, Hi.d whero he could find so many sniall-siz'id eggs as ho daily sent Out lo his eilSlowor). was mystery tint even the Mrs Grundys could nol fathom. There weie tno mjstorious looking holes in his counter, about the size of an asg, ".rd public curiosit) was excited to ihe highest pitch to n-ceitain what use they wero put to; no one ever saw him use either in any way, and he seem ed desiious to keep ihfm covered with wrapping paper constantly. This fact only excited the curiosity of his rood neighbors the mora. Some said.hu had some way of squeezing the eggs through theso holes, to subtract, in a slight of-hand manner, the sub stance iherefjom for his own use. The only unswer anybody could get fiom the old man, when questioned concern ing tho use of the holes, was, "My ftiend, if I tell thee the truth it would not benefit mo or ihee, and I don't wish to lie. It is a pity that lyimr. is a mh. for it coms so easy in trade." At last il was resolved by some of thv. spinsters to tv a teh his actions through the cracks of his shutters afier he had closed his shop for the night, and thus endeavor to find out their use. This resolution was put into execu lion one night, and sure enough they caught him actually passing eggs thro' the holts by the light oi a penny dip. All those that would pass through the smallest one he placed in a basket; aud thoie thai passed thiough the other he pul into another, and all that would nol pass through either, he placed in a tin pan and took thorn to his house, which was at tho renr of his shop. On his way ihiiher ho heard tho rustling of wo.nen's dresses, and in an instant he was caught; so he called them to him, and in iho blandest manner said, "Sis ter?, ye have given yourselves much trouble to appease this curiosity, and I will therefore toll all to yo. Ye see 1 sort my egqs into thiec sizos by means of thoso holes. The largest I use in my own family; the next size I sell hall peuny cheaper on a dozen than any of uiv nei"hbors, for- cash, the smallest i send to those who will buy no other way than on credit." Tho ladies were satisfied with the lesson in trade, and spread the news abroid till we heard it. A Fact Full of Meaning, Here is tho finest hit we have seen til the present popular distinction between tcligion and morals : In a religious excitement, in Boston, a person met a Christian neighbor, who look him by the hand, and said "I have become a Christian." "You are a Christian, then, all at once, said the other; "you profess to act. strictly ou Christian principles. I nm glad of it. I congratulate you. Sup pose we now have a settlement of our accounts between us. Pay me what thou owest." "No," saiJ the new-born child of gra'ce, turning ou his heel; "religion is religion, and business is business." Sj tha papers tell us. And what is thero so very wouderful about it ? Is not the world full of such Christianity ? Beware of that individual who is ex cessively polite aud smoothe; nothing moves so silently aud smootbely as the serpent imlV&um. Bible Anecdote. The following is published in a French paper: A poor sheperd of the environs of Yvetot, father ot a large family, for whose wants he provided with very great difficulty, purchased last summer from a dealer in old clothes, furniture, kc , an old Bible, with a view to oc cupy his leisure evenings during the present winter. Sunday eveuin; as he was turning over the leaves be no ticed that several of the leaves were pasted together. He iratnediuely set himself to woik to separate those leave, with great care; but one can scarcely form a conception of his surprise of the man, when he found thu3 carefully en closed a bank, bill of Eve hundred francs, (SfOO.) Oa the margin of ouo of tho pages were written theso words: "I gathered together this money with very great difficult); but having nono as natural heirs but those who have absolutely need of nothing. I mako thee, whosoever shall read thi Bible my heir." The Thoughtful Mother. In tho description of a good mother by King Solomon, ii i3 said,concerning her, tint "her childreu rise up and call her blessed." We were reminded of this, a few days ago, by an anecdote mentioned by Bishop Wainwrighf, at a dinner g-ven to the English Delegation by the Vestry of Tiinity Church.in the school-room of Trinity Church. This school was founded nnd long supported by the Venerable Society for the Pro pigatiou of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Mention being mide of Queen Victoria, the Provisional Bishop of New York stated that the Archdeacou of London, being engaged ou one occasion ia cate chizing the young princes, nnd, being surprised at ihe accuracy of their an swers in the catechism. Mid to ihe Prince: "Your eoverness deserves rreal credit for iustruciiugyou o thoroughly in the catechism." Wneretipon thu roJal boyaepondtd, "Oh, but it is ma who teaches us the cwechism." llw. mint .n:Ata ...il.v.w ..I 1. fewer cares, and fewer temp'atious to luxurious indulgence, hnva io confess to an utter neghct of this important, duty. Many boys, whose parents ate nominally Christian, can s-iy,with truth, our mothers neror titight us the cate chism. We hope some of them miy take a profitable hint from a queenly practice. Episcopal liecorder. The Chino.se government is carried ou by a sj stem oi checks and espiotiige. When a commissioner is sent Irom Pe kin lo an) particular province, a spy is attached to his train. The first ihing dune, on reaching the place of destina tion, theiefore, is for plenipotentiary and spy to coma to a good understand ing, lead each other's lotlers, make all proper discrepancies in them to hide the collusion, and then share the spoils So it U with the army, and iu all public stations. " ,,, The MrsTACiiE Movement Foot Boy. "Well, sir, master his at 'oine but he's confined to his room. He's a growin' of moost-sarohers, and ain't al lowed to see nobody but his 'airdress er." Authority of the Bible. The mother of a familty was married to an infidel, who madoajesl of religion in the piesence of his own children, yet she succeeded in bringing them all up in the fear of the Lord. She was one day asked how she had preserved them from tho influence of a father whose sentiments were so openly opposed to her own. This washer answei: "Be-1 cause to tio authority of a father I did not oppose the authoiity of a lumber, but that of God. From their earliest years, my childreu have always seen the Biblo upon my table. This Holy Book has constituted the whole of their religious instruction. I was silent that I might allow it to speak. Did thoy propose a question, did they commit any fuult, did limy perform any good action, I opened the Bible,and the Bible answered, reproved, or encouinged them. The constant readiug of the Scriptures has alone wrought the prod igy which surprises you." Moliere's Physician. Though an habitual valetudinarian, Moliere relied almost upon tho temper ance of his diet for the re establishment of his health. "What use do you mako of our phy sician?" said the K'ng to him ono day. "We cbat together, sire," said the foet. "He gives me his prescriptions; never follow them; and so I get well." The history of every great saccess in business is the history of great perse verance. By perseverance the mind is strengthened aud invigorated, and the difficulty thai once seemed so formida ble is a second lime surmounted, with ease aud confidence. Some men pride themselves in ego tism, some in folly, some in their "ifts and acquirements; but, alas ! too few in virtue. Death of llakt, the Fainter. The story of Blake's death is one of the most touching scenes in the history of art, He had reached his seventy Gist year, and the strength of nature was fast yielding. Yet he was cheer ful and cemented to the last. "I glory," he said, "in dying, and have no grief but iu leaving you. Kath arine. Wc have lived happy and lived long. We hare been ever together, but wo shall bo divided soon' Why should I fear death? nor do 1 fear it. I have endeavored to live as Cluist commands, and have sought to worship God, truly, in my own house, when 1 was not seen of men." He grew woaLer and weaker. Ha could no longer sit uptight, and was laid in his bed. with no one to watch over him, save his wife, who, feeble and old herself, required help in such a touching duty. The "Anciantof Days" was such a favorite with Blake that, three days before his death, he sal bol stered up in his bad, and touched it with his choicest colors and in his hap piest style. He touched and retouched it, held il at arm's length, and then 'brew it from him, exclaiming "There, that will do! 1 cannot mend it!" He Saw his wifi in (ears she felt this vvas to be the last of his works "Stay, Kate!" cried Blake. "Keep jut as you arc: 1 will Uraw your por trait, lor you hayo ever been an angel to me." She obeyed, nnd ihe dying artist made a fine likeness. The very joy ful ness with which this singular roan wel comed the coming of death, made his dying moments intensely mourn'ul, He lay chaniing songs, and the verses and the music were the offspring of the moment. He lamented ihat he could no longer commit those inspua'ions, a he called them, to piper. "Kate," he said, "I am a changing man. I alwsys rose and wrote down my thoughts, whether it rained, snow ed, or shone, and you arose, too, and ( sat Le-ide me; this can be no longer. Tie died without any visible pain. His wife, who sat watchini: him, did tv V-s,J mr. Anecdote. The- following anecdote . a true one is fiom u private letter:; The other day, Dr. three child- ,. . aaal.al.t nlm m. in ft n ntivf - iln. I ..... r . -. i i- ciueu io wive a riiinoriu excursion, oo they ill mounted into the crib aod com- menced locking full speetl. After a while it vvas proposed to have an acci- dmt, thinking, I suppose, it would be unfashionable to travel far without one So they all took hold aud lipped the crib over by nnin forcc.aud little Mary bioke her aim short off. Mrs. B- went to see her. and was pitying her veiy much with her help less and b ndaged arm, when Mary said: "Well ! if ever I get well, I'll suo tho company for Q3.000 damages'! I lliink that will he enough, for father Uys it "''' ' SKM "A"". f"r "" This is the best sarcasm on tho pre- ,stPt stte of iailroads lhati know of. Force of Habit. It has been told of the late Mr. Pe ter Moora, and was actually Irue of Sec retary Sv.raggs, who began life a foot man, that iu the days of his opulence, he once handed some ladies into their ct triage, and then from the inero force of hnbit, ol up behind. 'Can any boy name an nniuial'of the order 'edenta' that is, a front-toothless animal?' A boy whose face beamed with pleasure at the piospect of a good murk, replied 'I can!' 'Well, what is the animal?' asked the teacher. 'My grandmother!" replied tho boy, with great glee. "Mr. Jones, you said the defendant was a gentleman; what do you mean by thai ?" I mean a man that pays his bills the first limo thoy "are presented tuhmi." . An insect, a mote, a grain of sand, thu smallest leaf of the forest, the tiniest blade of grass all speak ono language, silent though il may be to mortal ears: "if there were no God, we could not exist." Why is a person straightened for time like a thief in the night ? Because he keeps an eye on the tcutch. A writer in a literary journal of Par h, states that bees greatly improve the fructifica'iou of fruit trees. Orchaids in which several hives are kept, always produce more fruit th.m thoso in which there are none, and the fruit is hotter. Farmers and fruit growers shonld make a note of this. Tho mirage of the desert paints the things of eat th iu the heavens. There is n moro glorious mirage, which, to the eye of the Christian, paints the-jthin"s of heaven upon the canvas of earth. He that gives good advice builds with one hand, and he that gives good coun sel and example builds wilh both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other. Reputation is lo uotoiieiy whit real turtle is to mock. Grape Ciltmrt. A : ' soil Foa.Tna aaifi: .i.,. The best soil for the grape is a warm, deep, dry, clayey loasa. It alio flour ishes well in sandy Ibim.and'grafelly soils. I have seen good ereps of large and well ripened fruit grown is heavy, dry clay. . The fruit nf all varieties is less sub ject to mildew, ripens earlier, and is much better in quality growa on tlry soil, than on wet or even moist -soils. On wet bud the tendency of the vine is 10 m ike wood. Ii makes long, large, spongy, immature canes, umble lo en dure our hard winters. Such vinoa bear but moderately at best, geueraljy mtldow, and neer ripen4 their fruit, while iu the same locality, vines grown on dry. warm soil, make but a moderate giowih of short-jointed; well ripened wood, that stand the winter well, load heavily with fruit, seldom mildew, and fully ripen a large crop of delicious iTniuc- linirls it it mil hnlf (lie Work j,...-, WV. . - to trim and tenil the vines. If these are facts, ihcy prove to all the necessity of selecting waim, dry soils, and well protsctod locations, free irom irools, in wuicn tu psaiii. me vine for market. PREPARING THE srtlL The easiesl.cheapestaud best method of preparing the land to plant.is to plow a turrjow Irom ten to twelve uicnes aeep, and follow after wilh the subsoil plow, breaking up'the subsoil fro n tight U ten inches deeper- Then cross plow in like manner, and yoa havo' the soil thoroughly pulveriaed 20 inches deep. If the land is naturally rich, it need no mauure for the Isabella or Diana They will nuke wood enough without it, and produce more and better fruit. The Delaware will bear higher culture, -rind may be manured. ''"' "' uow to ruxr. ,r When the ground is prepaied.in this way.the best way to plant the vines is l dig the holes broad enough" to straighten out tho icots, and deep 'enough to plant them of the same depth they stood in the nutsery.and then fill the holes nicely w ith top soil. The ground should be well tilled with the cuftivator and hoe through tho summer, keeping' the soil InnCA wttll.iw- w.v.A Vv tVrtw w.alff' .! the vines will all live an I make a satis- ii fnetory growth. HOW MANV TO THE ACRE. The proper number to planto the acre depends upon the manner of trel iisinz. If they are lo be staked; tho vinos am "enerallv Planted fiom lour . 1 , f 4 i " ,ceL Pari ca(! ""f "Q"" ' (.. riwsr finiei tr v?in i;ik . 7.7. viii iv lit iv nu iiv tv w " " - - -- to plant an acre. II ptnniea six u-ei apart u requites f,209 vines to the aero. It for post, and wire trellis, they are general! plan.ed twelve feet apart ea-h way. This will take 302 vines to plant an acre, I am lully satisfied from my observa tion and experience, that all strong growing varieties, like ihe Isabella aud Diana, should never h planted nearer than twelve feet, and then trained on post and wire trellis, six feel high, giv ing to each vine 72 feet squaresurfacc. This is the neatest way of training all varieties, and by far the best! and cheapest. Tho differmce in the cot of inot. aud slates to plant an acre, of trimming, training and tybig up the vines, ofcul tivaiing and hoeing, will amount in the end to three or four times as much as the vires, and posts and wire for plain ing and trollising an acre, aiid,ils?after care. The following figures.giving the cosl of each method, more than proves this sla emen' : It tales 2,722 stakes lo stake au acre of giapes, planted four feel apart each way, which will cost at least '2, cens each. Tin will make the cosi for slakes SGC.03. Th.e cost of 2,722 Isabella vines lo plaut the acre at the low price of five cents each, is $136, fO making the whole cost for vines aud stakes, 8204.15. But if planted to Delaware the only variety that should ever be trained 011 stakes the cost would be more than 8600 to the acre. The ex pense of stakes and Isabella vines to plant an acre six feet apart each way, would be S90.72 with Dela wares S393.4J. The cost of posts and wire for build ing cheapest and best treiltM, all things considered, that I have yet seen, was kindly furnished by my friend Oliver S. Chapin.Esq., of EhsI Bloomfield, who has 7 acres irolhsed in the manner I shall describe hereafter. He purchased his wire in May, 1861. It will cost more now. It took 201 pounds of num ber 9 wire, which cosl delivered. 84 -92 .per 100; nnd 100 pounds of number -' 12 wire, which cast 85.22 per IOOIUn.i 157 pounds of number I U wire, which cost 86 76 per 100 Tbis mikes the ex pense of wire to trellis un acre $25,03. Cost of 75 cedar pjsls 10 feel Ion" and from 7 to 8 inches through, at 124 cts. each, S8.38. Also 70 stakes ju," rest the top wire on, 6 feet long, at 2Voenls each, 81.75, which mikes ihe cost of material to build ihe tiellis 835 IG. Add to this the coslof 302 Isabella vhses at 5c. each, 815.10, and it makes, ihe whole expense for planting and trellis- ing one aero 850,26; which 'is 840.46 less than the stake and vines for mi acre planted 6 feet apart, and S5'J ) less than those pi mied 4 feet apart." If planted to D 'Kw.tie. iheexpe'iiMjiti tho first cae is 8267 64 les, and' in th o'her $953. 89 less. 4 MS m , iil was attain suiarnoneu w u uwj