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There are tprings of crystal nectar, Ever nelling out of atone ; There are purple buds' and golden, . . .Hidden, crushed and arergrown; God, who counts by souls, not dressts, -' Xoves and prospers you and me, "U hile ho values thrones the highest, But as pebbles In the sea. Man, upraised above his fellows. Oft forgets his fellows then. Masters, rulers, lords, remember That your meanest lands are men. . Men by tabor, men by feeling, Hen by thought, and men by fame, Cbimin: equal rights to sunshine, In a maa'i ennobling name. There are foam-embroidenrd ceani, . Thera are little weed-clad rills. There are feeble, inch-high saplings, . 'i Thera are cedars on the hills ; God, who counts by souls, not stations, Laves and prospers you and me ; For,' to Him all Tahi distinctions" Ara as pebbles in the sea. TDlIlua; hands alone are builders T r- -Of asattoD'a-vearlh or fame; " Titled laziness is pensioned, Fed and fattened by the same, By the sweat of other' foreheads, - Livlnj only to rejoice, "While the poor man's outraged freedom. Vainly lifeth op its voice, Truth andjustice are eternal, Born with loveliness and light; Secret wrongs shall never prosper, -tviiile there is a aunaj right; God, whosa world-heard voice is singing Boundless lose to jou and me, Sinks oppression with Its titles, , ! .As the pebbles In the sea. STAKZAS. Lo ! 1 see Ion?, blissful ages, When these mammon days arc done, reaching, lika agoMen ovening, Forward to the setUng sun. But If in yon immortal clime, Where Cows no parting tear, That root of earthly love may grow, ,- Which struck so deeply here, ) "Withhat a tide or boundless bliss, A thrill of rapture wild, An angel mother in the skies s. Will greet her cherub ckl'.d. 1 v . : , sua. ataoniT. Prodigal praise at the dead man's tomb, It the aigUUngale's song in the deaf man's room ..JfOtMgMOu ,jf Si ' LOST AND.EESTOEED. -.r.ByAXITIKEIUUIt. T 'You Tiave just returned, friend Man- sorj, sitid Eivingston, 'from your West rn journey V Yes be replied, .'I have; and there a. ras a circumstance which will make it the most memorable event in my whole lifei' -'- Indeed,. what wai that, my friend? Ah, it would take more time than 5tber yon or I could spare,' replied Hanson, 'for me to relate, and you to listen to tbe particulars; bull will at tempt, very brief sketch of the sub stance. When I went to school in Con nelicHt,Jl had a very dear friend and aiEOcfa'te, named John McL d. He was one of the .brighteat and most be loved pspils in the school. He grew up; paid'fek aidressis to a-Deautiful and excellent youog lady, a member of the church. At length he was married to his Mary, and they prepared immedi ately after that event, in pursuance of a MvinuR nUn. to leave the State. The Amy we-were to leparate, perhaps for ever, I had a tender interview with my bosom friend and his lovely wife; it was deeply affecting to us all. The next morning they departed, with the affec tionate faTewells of many old and dear friends and neighbors in the town where they-were born and reared, and with a bandsofsM provision made by the pa rents of both; wbo were in affluent cir cumstances. Tenjears elapsed, during which time I was called to the Metbo dkt niaistry is distant places, m my lot tappesto be cast Not a word concern ing tkeat' reached my ears in all that tinte. The xourse of duty called me then to tfie vicinity of tho place where ay friends, had settled, and I resolved to ge entof ay way considerably and give.Jokn.and Marya call. Arriving atlWe uwn,And,iaqairiDg for their res idence, I was (old they 'lived some dis tance front the centre of the village. At lenglkl.CMnd ihe.pUce. At the first gkwefsayat'meli Tbc?ght of the miserable cabin made me sick,. :tnd after hitching my horsed 1 scarcely dared to enter. Knock, I couldisot; there was no door, nothing but a blanket stretched across the paasageRemov ing this, alas.! whatvdid' I, behold 1 Jhtksjg&LMtiry Bitting on a stool, with an infant on her lap, and another child in the corner on the gronnd.for the cabin had no floor. O, sight of wo I liow altered, was the lovely Mary T n ! " '0, Mr. Manson, is it indeed you ? We are ruined; John is lost, and the children-and I are starving here. We hare not had a morsel to eat since yes terday morning. 'Great heavens' said I, 'and where is John ?' 'He is at the store, and has not been here for several days.' I must see him, I added. 'Better not, sir, he is savage now, and will ill-treat you.' 'I must and will see John.' 'I started immediately for the store according to her direction. There was no time to lose, for I was lo be at Con ference, whither I was bound, at a cer tain time appointed, 1 readily found the store, and entered. The first Bight disclosed four men playing cards at a tabid. The next glance disclosed a man stretched out along a whisky hogshead. The landlord was sitting by, but he in stantly hopped up and ran behind .the counter to wait upon me, sunposinc 1 was a customer. Said I Is John McL d here ?' They looked at me, on hearing that question, as if I had beon the 'Evil One,' or the sheriff. 'What is that to you?' he sullenly replied. 'I want to see him.' Whilst I. was speaking I took another sweep of the room with my oye, and saw something like a man asltep in the corner. Is that John V None of your business,' answered the surly bar-keeper. 'If it is that unhappy man, you will find il some of my business.' So I went to him, recognized him, though in this .shocking, beastly plight, and herran to try and wake him. This was no easy job, and while lwas aboat it the rnmseller and his gnests remon strated, telling me to go away, threat ening chastisement, and showing vio lence... T had. in my. hand a loaded whip, and am not inferior, you know, in point of wiry, muscular power. In the whole of the twenty -seven' years I-have been in the. ministry, J never felt so strong a disposition as at that aoment, to give four or five men a thrashing. . They were intimidated, and I succeeded in getting John upon his'Jegff, and trotting him off homewards. My jresnce and the exercisesobered him, 60,lhat when he reached his hovel ho was in his right mind. I forgot to mention that when 1 first went into the house, the child upou the ground started up affrighted, running lo her mother, crying . Is he going to carry meto jail, moth er, where father was V And the mpiher sobbed upon my hand as if her heart would break. Well, 1 conversed with them an hour, talked of old times in Connecticut, the old vil lae and school boys, He wes soften ed, bis wife put in her earnest, almost frantic plea. She felt this toAe indeed the bourof destiny: Do you think I can keep it V at length asked the miserable man, once so promising, now so fallen. 'Is it pos sible for me to be saved ?' 'It is,' said I, with confidence and hope, 'you can keep it, i Know you cau, and in the name of humanity and religion, try it, dear John, and God will help you,' At last be consented. We knelt down on the earth tbere was. no cbafr or ta ble in the house I took out the pledge which I alway carry in say pocket, plac ing iton the stool where Mary had been sitting, and handed him nay .pencil. Hj wrote his name. Notwitbitsnding his condition, it was beautifully written, as I afterwards observed, for he was an excellent English scholar. ' We did not rise till I had relieved my overburden ed heart In prayer, and I prayed with all my struggling soul, and his despar ing wife joined mo'in all' the solemn in vocation, Uiat the Father. of all .mercies would receive the returning prodigal to his arms, and that he night sever go astray again. Il was now&quite time for me to go and resume my journey; but I could notjeave the town before I called upon the class lender, left him some money for the family, and enjoined upon him lo look after them, and throw around John the shield of all good influences, to prevent his suffering a relapse. What ever further charges he should incur on their account. I promised to Dav as sooo as informed of them. Another decade passed, during which no tidings came to me at the East from this interesting couple. At length I was called again to visit those western regions, and to pass near the residence of this unfortunate brother. On reach ing the town, my disappointment was extreme, to learn that he had removed to a distant county. I anticipated mis fortune.but as the place designated was not far off from ray intended route, I resolved lo go on and see him. When I entered the town of , in which John was said lo live, I made inquiry hr his dwelling, and was told it was the second liouse on the left hand side of the road. Being now so near, I hasten ed onward eagerly, ami presently a nice trained building painted white appeared. I could not help putting up an ejacula- tory prayer thai my dear fiiend might be so happy as to occupy any house half so respectable as this. Expectation now became painfully intense. What in mercy was I 6ent to see ? A sceno like that, or worse, which, ten years before, left such awful traces on the memory never to be obliterated ? I could not tell. At a sudden turn in the road, I thought I discerned another white house in the distance among the trees. Yes, it was so, with green blinds, and as I went nearer,, gravelled walks werescvn, a handsome pailing and orntmcntal, trees, and shrubbery. Surely, there is a mistako in the direction; ibis cannot be John's house ! Yet it is the second on the left. Fastening my horse to a hook, I went lo the door and knocked. A girl just on the verge of womanhood, openod'it. Does Mr. McL d live here ? I inquired, with Trembling voice.. He does, sir.' 'Is he or his wife at home ?' 'Mother is within, sir, but father is in the field. Please walk in, sir.' jay eye giancea mrougu tue open parlor door. Thore was a handsome chair and other furniture; but I saw no more, for Mrs. McL d by this time was informed of a gentleman's arrival, and lost no time in making her appear ance. 'Good God !' was all I remember to have heard from her, as she rushed forward on seeing me, and clasped me by the neck. She almost fainted, and shod a flood of tears, and my own con dtiion was not much more composed. Recovering a little, she informed me that her husband was at home, but out upon the farm. Too impatient to wait, I hurried away to see him. He met me as lie was coming home. As soon as he knew who it was, he ran forward and grasped me in his arms, saying, as he strained me to his bosom. 'Thank God I thauk God I you are my savior under Leaven. 'This is all your work,' looking round, 0, I am rejoiced that you are here to see it.' When we had returned lo the house, the ten year's history of strucule, re- pentence and reformation,- was recount ed. Prosperity was the consequence. The dwelling was his, the farm and all. His wife was happy. The beautiful girl, almost a woman' now, was the dirty child that was crawling on the ground at my first visit. Tbere were Ihree children now. To crown the whole,' said he, 'after I had preserved a year in abstinence according to that blessed plodge, taken on that awful day, on the stool in tho log but, which rises to mo sometimes with spectra horror after keeping it sacredly a year, 1 committed myself to the church, of which my wife, who has been an angel helping me, was a mem ber. Prosperity attended my worldly business. I wanted to be more useful; I needed something more; and commen ced studies for the ministry. My dear friend and brother, I am now a minister of the everlasting gospel.' TUa firare man wants no charnv' to encourage him to dnty, and ihe good man scorns all warnings that would deter bin from fulfilling it. Hope, like the rainbow.leads hs over grows boys lo ran, wniio we pursue u m va;p. htHlmtMs. I'll Marry Him, I Heed a Home. Many, many times' do these words sound lite death knell'to. all earthly hap piness; many, many times is this the burden of a requiem to which Heaven alone listens when the marriage vow is plighted; a requiem which the fair, pale bride' would not for the world speak aloud, but which every heart-throb thrusts homo to her burning spirit.evcu while in deceitful mcckery she answers the fatal "yes 1" "I'll marry him.for I need a home." Poor girlUhe gives her hand, but there is no heart in the matter, she is clearly aware of his unfitness, to make her happj; she even shrinks, al first, with ill-concealed inward, loathing, from tho idea of surrendering herself to a man whom her heart has not chosen. She tries to summon courage sufficient to refuse him; but she; is conscious of her entire inability to depend upon herself. She says, "he will at least keep me in a respectable condition in life I must marry." .And forthwith she stands at the altar and plights a love she does not feel. She becomes his wife; uot from a pure sense of love and duty, but from the mercenary desire to obtain a shelter from the fierce storms whose violence she is unable to resist by her own powers. Helpless creature how de serving of pity "I'll marry him.for I need a home." Young lady, is this to be the motive that decides your choice ? Henven forbid ! Arm yourself with a con sciousness of power to grapple with actual life for yourself. By a careful process of self-culture prepare a true womanly independence, should death deprive you of your natural protectors and supporters. Prepare to stand self supported among the selfish throng that crowd life s motley stage. Xpu will then be at liberty to consult your own heart, whenever a candidate for your hand appears. You could even venture to marry the man you loved, even if he had no home, with the joy ful thought of being ab!j to help him get one and what a happy home would that be I 'I'll marry him, for I need some one to love some one who loves and cares for me" this is the last reasoning. With this your motto, this your aim, you shall be ihe crowning glory of your home, and your husband shall acknow ledce you to be the good genius of his existence; and this invaluable power of self-reliance shall be a precious talisman of safely, at all times and under all circumstances, and will prepare you for any crisis or condition Jo which you may be. called, 'THmarry htm, for T need a home." Yes, and a miserable, unhappy home you will have, with nothing, but mer cenary love in it. Your character shall determine the question of your hus hand's success fn the mighty battles of life, for many a man of huni promise, and golden gifts has been dragged deep into despair br a weak minded, ineffi cient wife, who "just married him to get a home." She is hut weakness and disease to his pinion, iustead of beauty and vigor to his wings, which would otherwise have borne him on to honor and fortune. Dying Nations. Why do nations die? Cultivated Greece and all conquering Rome; Van dal, and Goth, and Hun, and Moor, and Pole.and Turk.all dead or dying. Why? Murdered" by nations morn powerful ? Swallowed by earthquakes ? Swept away by pestilence or pUgue, or starved by pitiless famine? Not by any of these. JJoi by ihe lightning and thunder; not by the tompest and the storm; not by poisoned air of volcanic fires did thejt die I They perished by moral degrada tion, the lenuimate result of gluttony, intemperauce and effominancj. .Whan a nation becomes rich, then there is leisure and the means of indulging in the appetites and passions of our nature, which waste the body and wreck the mind. As with nations, so with fami lies, Riches take away tha wholesomo stimulus of effort, idlensss opens the floodgates of passionate indulgence, and the heir of millions dies heirless and poor, and both name and memory in gloriously rot. If, then, there is any irutu anu power in argument, each man owe it to him self, to his country, and, more than all, to his Maker, to live a life of temper ance, industry, and self-denial ns to ev ery animal gratification; and with theso, hnviiig an eye to the glory of God, this nation -of ours will live with increasing prosperity and renown until, with one foot on land and another on the sea, the angel of eternity proclaims time is no longer! WkatTlwy Say. While the deacons were taking up a contribution-in a church iuNew Hav en, last Sunday, a Utile girt atked her mother, "What do. those men pass annd corn-poppers for?" Ma.' said n little boy, 'why is a pos tage stamp like a bad scholar?' 'I cau't tell, my son. Why is it?' 'Became it gets licked nnd put in a corner LlngratitudetoPamttta... ,t There is, a proverb that "a lather can more easily maintain six ubildren.rthan six children one father." Luther re lates this story :-r-Tbere was once a father who gave.up .everything to his children his house, hia. fields, and goods and expected -for this his child ren would, support him. But after he had been sometime with 'h'is soil, "too latter grew tired of him', and said to him "Father, I have had a son born to me this night, and there where your armchair stands, tho cradle must come; will you not, perhaps, go to my brother, who has a large-room ?" After he fiad been some time with the second son, lie also grew tired of him,, and said, "Father, you like a, warm ioom, and that hurts my head, Won't you go to my Tirolhef, the baker V , The father went, and after he bad been some time with the third son, healso found him troublesome, arid-said'tdbim, "Father, tho people run in and out here all day as if it were a pigeon house, nnd you cannot baveyour noon-day"sIeep; would you not be better off at'my sisler Kate's, near the town wall ?" The old man re marked to himself how the wind blew, and said to Himself, "Yes, I will do so; I will gond try it with my daughter. Women have softer hearts."" But after he had spent some time with his daugh ter, she giew weary of him, and said she was always so fearful, when her father went to church or anywhere else, and was obliged to descend the steep lairs; and at her sister Elizabeth's there was no steps to descend as she lives on the ground floor. For the sake of peace the old man assented, and went io his other daughter. But after some time, she, too, was tired of him, and told him by a third person, that her house near the water; was too damp for a mnn suffeiing with gout, and her sis ter the grave digger's wife.at St.. John's, had much drier lodgings. The old man himself thought she was right and went outside the gate to his youngest daughter, Helen. But after ho had been three dnys with her, her littlo son said lo his grandfather, "Mother said yesterday to cousin Elizabeth that the best chamber for you was such a one as father digs." These words broke toe' old man s iieart, so that ho sank hack in his chair and died. A Sabbath Scuool Incidekt. At a meeting in exeter Hall, London, where there vs ft vast number of Sabbath school children assembled, a clergyman arose on the platform, and told ihera of two bad little boys, whom be had once known, and of a good little girl whom he learned to know. This little girl had been to sabbath -school', where she had learned "lo do good everyday." Seeing two little boys quarreling,- she went up to them, told them how wick edly they were acting, made them de sist from fighting; and in ihe end told them to attend Sunday school. These boys were Tom and Jim. :'Now, chil dren,' said the gentleman, 'would you like to Bee 'Jim?' All shouted with one voice, 'Yes, yes!' 'Jim, get up!' said the gentleman, looking over to another part of the staje. A reverend looking missionary arose and looked smilingly, upon the children. '.Now would you like to see.Toni?' '"Ves! yes'.' responded through the house. - 'Well, look at me I am Tom, and i too have been, a .missionary tor many yenrs. Now, would you like to see little Ma ry Wood.' The response was even more loud and earnest than bvfore, 'Yes.' 'Well, do you see lhat hdy over there in the blue silk bonnet? that i li title Mary Wood, and she is my wife!' Self Dependence. Many an unwise parent works hard, and lives sparingly all lii's life, for the purpose of leaving enough to give his children;, a start in the world, as it is called. Setting a young man afloat with the money left. him. by his rela tives, is like tyin a bladder under the arms of one who caunot swim; ten chances to one be will' lose his bladders and go to the bottom. Teach him 16 swim, and he will not need the blad ders. Give your child a sound educa tion. See to it that his morals are pure, his mind cultivated, and his whole na ture made subservient to the laws which rnvurn man. and von have riven what will be of. more value than the wealth of the Indie's. You have given him start which no misfortune can deprive him of. The earlier you teach him to depend upon his own resources and the blessing, of God, the better. A doctor detained in court as a witness, complained to the judge that if he was kept from his patients they might rttover m hit absence. tr- The editor of the Aroostook Timet, crowine ever a big egg, calls upon bis cotemporariea to "beat it if i ... On annM think aBvtuulr mey Eu. www -.w-.w ....-. j -"-j might beet an egg. .,.,- A fop is known by the lighrnesa of his head, and palish of his hat. ,k vc Kiitokesb to 'h'Erro?--A -young woman, some tisfte.'a'ro.eaetred a dry goods store and wished-, to look-at say era! things, and- among others at kid gloves. After looking at ribbons, laces. and sundry1 articles, she made a small matter of a Tew cents." A gentleman in, the store noticed thatrsbe bad con cealed one pair of the. kid cloves which Tiad Keen put on the'eounter for' her ex- 1' r rl T f - i t.-f ' , asinaiion.- fvmie ine ciera was malt ing change, the .geatleiaanmanftged to notify, the merchant of the theft. Ma ny would have spoken very harshly and reproachfully to the young woman, or. perhaps have charged her. double for the gloves, but a better spirit mo-red this good merchant.' Wishing to speak with her aside for a moment, he told her that he was aware she had yielded to a base temptation, and. had taken a pair of gloves. Sha acknowledged her guilt, and woald make any required compensation But he "woald neither take the gloves back.nqr take any com pensation for them. Kindly and broth er-like, he desired her to keep' them as a warning, hoping that" no such tempta tion would ever overcome, nee again. Who could have done anything- morn noble and worthy ? In the battle of Waterloo, at a moment when every thing depended on the steadiness of a regiment of English, at a particular point, where the enemy charged fiecely with all his strength, ceuner after courier kept dashing into the presence of the Duke ,of Welling ton, to tell him that they must be im mediately relieved or "withdrawn, or else ilioy -could give way. The answer to them ail was the same, 'Stand firm.' 'But we shall perish,' exclaimed the of ficer. 'Stand firm!' was the stirring answer. 'You will find us there,' ex claimed the officer, as he, galloped furi ously back to the post of peril. And there tlicy were found, every man of the whole brigade, fighting to the death, and it' was that firmness that gained the Victory, though every man of them perished. So must the soldier of Christ stand firm, on the face of danger and death. Il is n thousand tunes more dangerous to yield than to stand and fight. To yield js to perish.bul to fight is certainly to conquer, though dying. There- is no danger in dying 'for Christ, no danger iri'slnuumg Sim, all the danger is in yielding. Cheever. A sudden gust of wind took' the par asol from, the hand of its owner, aad a met jjiucraiuei, uiuipu uis uuu ui bricks, caught the parachute, and pre sented it to. the loser, saying-, "if yea were, as strong as yoa are handsome, it wouldn't have got away from you." "Which shall I thank yoa for first, the service or the compliment ?" asked the lady, smiling. "Troth, madam," said. Pat, again touching the place where' once stood the brim of what was once a beaver, "that look ofrjqur beautiful eye thanked me for both." . A Title .girl whose parents had recent-, ly been ejected from lodging on account of their inability to pay their rent was at a German .Sunday School when the teacher questioned her:- -'Have vou read your catechism?' 'Yessir.' 'Do you know the history of the creation?' 'God made the w6rld and our first par ents.' 'Why were Adam and Eve ex pelled from Paradise?' I suppose- be cause they couldn't pay the rent!' A Miss Gilmore, somewhere down Eist,was courted by a man whose name was Hadducks, who told her that he only wanted one gill more to make him a perfect fish, SW "I have a fresh cold," said a gentleman to his acquaintance, "Why do you have a, fresh one; why don't you have it cistm"?" A young lady, engaged in writing, observed to a clergyman present, lhat she was a Scribe. To which the man in orders, with a sagacity and clerical discernment .truly credible, replied, "And fair I see," (Pharisee.) Of all our passions, and appetites.the' love of power is of the most imperious and unsocial nature, siuco the pride of one man requires' the submission of the multitude. Men have worshipped soma fantastic being for living alone in a wilderness; but, social many rooms piace no saints upon the calendar. You may speak out more plainly to your associates, but not less courteous ly, than you do. to strangers. True friendship increases as life's end. approaches; just as the shadow length ens with every' degree ihe sun declines towards 4is setting. When is a ship like a vinter ? When she is making port. Be not deceived by outward appear ances. Some persons act as though 'the only way for them lo. rise was to'pull some body else down. Such individuals have small souls. ,, , A man acquires more glory by de fending than accusing others. s. Never marry but- for love;, but see. .that you love what is lovclj;. : ;-: -a- ; j-t 1 . ' " . z -. ir ... io - . O . - V. 'WQ " - Traasf laatiae; Tree asi fflmfti. We are often 'asked, "When is the best-time to-transplant "treesandshrtibn? To all raeb-.questuinefscwe woald say: if your soil is well drained aad.tageoti heart, it may be done now, withp the single exception oi evergreens, not 11 'the soif'is- uot well- 'drained, don't set oat.a .single tree .or shrub nntil it is. Before' planting, plow iihe soil deep, using a sub-soil plow; and be sure it has not been exhausted b'y .former crops. Trees need' food equally with any other crop, and sorter more frota-tae want of it than any. other. A coating: of freak manure, applied just before planting, is worse than useless. Doa't dig your holer very deep, but be. sure and make them wide enough, so that every root may be placed in its nataral- poaitwny. with plenty of space to spare. If yew will plant in wet ground, set the room4 on the surface, and heap the soil over them, but all snch cases should da left until spring. The great secret of plan- t ling, is to. obtain plants' with good roots that have never been allowed to get dry. -filling in carefully around every root let with the hand, eo that no empty space is left, nsiag mellow soil alone for this purpose, witboat any manure; and putting the yoang trees .very little or no deeper in the ground, than they were in the nursery. Grape vines may be treated a little differently in regard' to depth of setting. If the roots aad branches are dry,. or partially so, whem received, bury all ia the ground for two or three weeks; this will often save them. Trees or shrubs tha are liable" to winter-kill, should' not be transplant-" ed until spring, and many prefer spring to- fall planting. Spring tra splinted I plants are full of sap, and consequently" gei a gooa start, du. mis is oi less ac count than doinc- the work well. How xo Kill Caxada Thistlbs. Seeing a commnicatioa. from S. P. Lilley, inquiring how. to kill Canada thistles; I woald say. the best and surest method that I have ever teen tried, is frequent plowing. Begin is. the spring; as soon as thsy get started five or six mcucs nigh, ana turn mem an unaer with the plow. Be careful not to leave one' above gronnd. 'Repeat the plow ing five or six times' in. the coarse of the season, and yon, will .effectually kill them. The method you propose of salting them would be a tedious, process; on a patch of any great size. I was raised ia Vermont, where the tbistlee were very thick, aad.raa among them' barefoot, nfter the cows nnd making, hay, till I hale even, the nameof them. e ' Lna. Land that bas been a long time' used, is fuH-iaf fibrous reels of vegetables. On snab land ,- lime should be usedjxmntifnljy to decompose the old fibrous matter, and pulverize the hnsrt and insoluble particles of toe eirtrf. It eombiaesr witb the' acids of the aarlh, BenUalisss thenaBd renders the earth sweety In nil mnck land there is a resinous matter that prevents the decomposition of the vegetable matter. Lime combines with' this resinons mat ter, and soap, which then- aids decom position, -v- Rics BaiAD. Boil one pound and a half of rice gently In tsan quarts of wa ter and.a quart of skiraaftd milk; when it has become a thick paste, mix it into a paste of flour, and add in the usual way ns much flour and j east 'as will make good dough. To be made into loaves, and bak-d ia.ihe usual way. You may add more ripe, if you like, ia the proportion of half a pound lo every quart of water or milk. Bath Casks.- Mix well together n quarter of a pound of butter, half a pound of flour, two eggs, and a table spoonful of yeaat; set the mixture be- lore tue nre io rise, anu wnen iuu bm hiwn f.'TVtftail still twn rmnrps nf rina WWWM U1.MUM, - powdered sugar, and half an ounce of caraway seed. Roll the paste out into little cakes. ''Bake them on tins. An Excxixxkt Common Frijcd Cask. One cupful of sugar, one cupfal of cream, three eggs, some cinnamon or nuisaag, and a leaspoofcfu.1 of saleratnn, Cat in rumbles or in strips, and twin. and fry in lard. T..n, .w rZoTrtrtTT? fAroa fin. nn,,t .r -,-,,1 t,i;, -A,i tv.,,- Uma. .r.. U BllbCU -n.SU14 AMWaif wus Itatv ewwuw ful of flour, a quart of new milk, four eggs well beaten.aad a litt'e salt. Bake them oa a soapstoue griddle. Soda Biscuit. One pint of sweetf milk. -three of sour, butter of the size lot two eggs, two teaspoonsfui of soda. and four spoonsful 01 creamtartar.' rui in flour last and'knead well. Molasses Prxs. Take two teacups of molasses, one of vinegar, and three heaping lablespoonsful of flour, wcrup in a cup of water; add a lump of butter the size of alien's eg.5; stir ii while boiling until it becomes a thick pas'e. Flavor with nutmeg tir lemon. A Dish or Sxowv T;ike n Urge pi-crs', pare Oaf cocoanut, break it in the- dark skm, and alien grate on a coarse grater: ijServe ihe grated nut in small glass dishes, to-lx--. en iri ith ices, preserves, jellies or joints . ! 3 t i !