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i." :'.: ,.'. . ' -.-.. -;,r:-" a' T'" ,':." '. - ' -: -JL . i! -y "" "1- u..r .-.: .! -,. tiuJ"ip 4-" ., aTwwfcv -, I I fc ..I' 'II in . . ' ' ' Mi, I "' 'Hi l- '" r - n 1- -- " . -.fax, aff-inl lr..,v,.,Zi l.,t- t. .- . " V.. . .- "-T J..Wc ROBERTS, j McSfo agicilf $cj$&)jcs, && $$, '6ertf:Iit6Sii,; i 'TO" ! 3S . Editor aid Proprietor. : ii.i ipj' i'k0".;a) r.m e!' ! i"ix VOLUME-V, NUMBER 45, ''4a,iCfiKAL0fl8A, KANSAS JULY 1, W:.;1- ::K'. WOtE NUMBER.' 25i .'.'' call .M-.i-lfsr. ,;-.- - - -. . ... - t . .- "--. : r- . .-- .-.. ... . , . HB ...,. ,, JtlJ .V - ,'W ,-fiTlT -. -- - ' 5" " .--..pj ,-r- - r-j-i a ..., ...:- 1 ,- , J. . '' L-J : I xtyml ti We heartily thank our friend for thii "dite anJ beautiful iocm, which will not fail to be admired: jfifjitX' , For The Imlejwndent. ' IXeWF.R9E.THiJ SOUTH I. .UD. r 3iEa-! f w. h. viAiIi.7S'ftyEvC4j .' '.' i "" !.S ' . ' " Flower o( the 5outhland, . - Scra;liicaly bright ! , .. , -Frasile a- a vivon ' ' '.; 1 J , Of ihenl night :? gQi,-")' With a lover's rapture, r- ' 'Lctlne tinRto lhco " " Soft,.j-tJM the breeze sines To tbo sleejuus sea. s 4, Fior of the Southland,; i Ever may"t ihuu bloom In the golden sanshlnc, T 'ever in the gloom; .! Tranquil be thy iaj-tliought, ' "Blessed bo thy dreams--' As an aneel's nmsinps ' By celestial streams! ' '' Flower of the Pbutlilaiid! 31ay thy life's decline . Fade into the slory "Of the ligltt djriuc, s the sUr of luorning Vanishetii iwy Inlhe hitarcrii1sicc- ' Of the perfect day. ATJNT MIRIAal-S ALVENTURE. i -' . KT AMV ItANUOLFII. ; '" ": ; 1 . ' ; Aunt Miriam and' UneWPuter and James 'JViriett? ivei.e isitting liigtjlfcer'jii the room, ihe lady buy with her knit ting. '. & youiveaeaHy made up your mi inu 3i to get m nrried, James do stop tRMtig .Uiaiilltelij!". said the old lady, witlj.it constrained foi "Ycs.Aunt Mirltm; il'isn't good for man to be alone, you know." Tjiereqwas ta silence again, j-yames Arnett wound and unwound his yarn very iinnecessHlily.; -Uncle Peler-uved his seed-peas thoughtfully, and Mrs. Fenncr ktih energetically, with purs- ed-up lips and a scarcelv petceptibie - . , t shrur of the shoulders. "Aunt Aliiiam.I wish you could see ,M'jllicen!.'Vsaid the young man, at length. '''- - I can't 6av I have' any desire to see VOUr City youui; ihuics, luuin, .nu Auul. Miriam, coldly"; "they'er too fine spun for an old woman like me. Whito hands and-piao playin' maj- be very grand I dare say it is1 but it don't suit tny taste." 'But Aunty, P am sure you would like her. Comt.uow, do be reasonable, and go, over to Squire-Brownell's with J me to night; she" is spending a Week at her grandfather's, and she would bo so much giaiified lo see you !" "Thank you, 1 aint curious ou the subject,?' responded Aunt Miriam, prim- j ly. -"Only I heered that Mis iJrown-. ell had a bad stroke of the rheumatiz, and I don't see. how she gels along to walt'on her new-fangled granddarler !" 'J .can't understand why you are so un'judiced ag'aiiul poor Milliceut.Aunl Miriam," said the young man.uncasily. 1 "I tvon'tdisgui'froui you that it uiakes me very uuli tppy to think of marrying without tlrfjapproval, of, , one who ,lias been a hiothVr to me. and ye'l1-" "And yet you're detei mined to go your own gate; that's the plain English of it, -James" .said Aunt Miriam. V11, Ifc'pose you can do without tny consent, you'll never get it, anyhow !" And she poked the fire vigorously as the old clock began la strike, u ' -tr- 'Seveii o'clock !" cjiculated J.tmcs, starting-up, "and 1 promisedto be nt the post-office by-this time There's .o be a meeting about 'the . minister's ilpnatiottpajrtj, you..know,Uncle Peter,! Bless! me, iLdidn'i imagine hotv late it ' wa!" - .. . ,.-- .. ' ' "And withiagHy- parting noJ'tb'hi1 ami', he disappeared.' ' ; T' There he goea a3 good( a boy .as: veJi veil!" ajtl, Uncle Peter; ,i!imt guest aforo the veuiii' come.) to anvend, he'll contrive to get': found K6 'Sbaire .Brow'neirfii1' Miriam, you hiaV as' well' tetukfcdto marry: the gal, rings.. nncl . . . ..... ciTJajhios mmI 1 ;" t ,i t ...,ux iM4l wiskrre'd! ncVer sent Him' to col Tlr. "Ilicn lm u'nnt.l nnl. tmt't pmnn actoss this city sweetheart." , "Theu hell ha' como across Kome . odfcTeVroVtsJbroadsasi-jlong' rfMaiid fetr,i'philo3ophicaIIy. ' i;-Ui.Jtiit have btttjatwiu Ui1 llO(U-:n-J i;.3. -.., '.. i-r.' 1 -, v. m mwnejjivj twa- wtvim- in but to Iiang gay clothes on. I tell you'PctDr, I can't approve of it no how.". Uncle Peter whistled "Hark, from the Tombs a doleful souud," an3 ro tutned once more to the 'contemplation of bis melon scedsand' corn kernels. i-Nine o'cloctniie Ore covcroditlA mound of brown nshc?; tlio cricket chirping drowsily, and Uncle Peter" snoring melodiously from an inner room; 8tilIMs..Kenaer. sat there ,mccu am K callyj- plying her ' knitting iieejHesT y?1' unconscious that the kitten was frisking about, and hopelessly entangling her precious, ball, of homspun". yarn deaf and dumb and blind to everything but ber own thoughts. " . - "I wonder," she began, and then stopped. "After all," she mentally re sumed the next minute, "there can't be any harm in it, if I just slip on my hood and shawl and. go through the orchard p'nth.across lo Squire Browell's. Xo.t thai I'd go in not a bit of if;but j Pd merely take a peep in at. the keepin'- room window, as I went past. I would like to sec what sort of ti face it is that bewitched James so .completely;- but he must never he any the wiser for it !" - She pondered a second or two longer, vthen rose hurriedly, extinguished the little candle that stood in a shining brass candlestick on the mantle, listened a moment to the unbroken monotony of Umrle Peter's snores, and muffling a shawl aibuud her hend, withdrew the bolt of die kitchen door, and crept out into the starless glooju of the.Novem ber night! -- ' ' '" ' ' It was but a short distance, under the le?nes3brauchesVf?the e 'tailed old an-ple-trees andtinto thfl Turnpike road. AuntfliuatuTfelt liulu JcaRjIence stricken as slie lifted the wicket of Squire Brownell's gate and stole noise lessly up jhechrysamhemum (bordered walk; she could'nt help wondering. what Elder Olive would say if he were to become aware that she, the sagest old lad in the congregation, were ptowling about iierc'hke.a. iniet ln.ttio.nigltL: "It'sall for James's sake," said the venerable damerunder herlbrealh, as she pushed aside the' sweetbrierthat hung, over the panes, and peeped sly ly into the. window. " Mrs. Brownell sal in a bi arm chair by the lire, her feet swathed ill flannel; the squire whs smoking his pipe over a three-d )' old newspaper; and before a (lino table, at the other end of the room, stood a rosy-cheeked girl, of per haps, seventeen jijie sleeved of hccijm'j son merino dress rolled up above a mir of exquisitely dimpled elbows, and Iter hands buried in a wootleu tray of flour engaged, Tn fact, in the" operation which housekeepers- call 'Vetting a spphjre.." So much at .home did she- seem ill, the culinary art, that Aunt Miriam said to herself, very decidedly, "This caii't be the city visitor; I' won der where she is ?" when her doubts weie dispelled by Mrs. Brownell's voice: - . "Milliceut, I wish you would write out.llie. receipt for that cdko you made for lea 1 don't see where you.learned to be so handy about the house ?" "'W'hyi&graiidmaniniajJ" saiil the young lady gaily, "you seem to forget that; my mother was educated under your eye. She does . not believ.o that Tiench and musis are everything a. girl needs'tb fearn. ' Now do put those stock- jings down I'll "sec""tliat they aie duly mended, by:and-by.' : - Aunt Miriam lur'ned'avay from the window more bewildered than ever,, but with a very,atrsfied feeling aiirrin un der the heap of prejudices that had fill ed her; kind'" old' heart. .If tli'were tho rouch-talkcd-of Milliceut, Ihings might not be 60 bad after all. And Milly workell away at her '"sponge", the merry smiles dimpling; oyer' her face, liko sunshine on a bed of roses, utterly uncdnseibns of tho audience of '"one," . . r . - 1 ' t who whs-" now contemplating' a retreat. Butijhea'aven.luwsof the night we're not jet at n close. As Aunt Miriam gropt-d her. wa toward vthep.atir, la meutiag,. .pjhy dteijajy jii"ht'-wnd 'the'-crackling'of tbo Wfs 'ix es'as'liernof vpyliUtlc .eel pliuf, fled through them, e.-cry pulse ;n jipVl fraroo came to a sudden pauseof terror; as a pair -ofiinus.cuIai( aims were thrown UrWupd her, and,"' tnoustac'lja c.a'nie in ohlact with - horxlieek 5 buch a 'kiss AHJIli'!""' i'" iicuiocrfiJ JikOflinco'the days when Peter FcnncrJ bOtlu fjll btftV5 Uf Hit villaitf.-'lrr vain she slrugglciLb'rea'thlessly to es cape whoevei theMndividual niisrht be, he didn't do things by halves, and evi dei?jj'1(l no disposition to..relinquish his-prize. "My darling little Miliy ! how did you know I was coming to-night ?" Thencnme'anothcr. kPss; before Aunt Miriam could exclaim, in stifltTd ac cents. -:cTr. -'. 72i' ."Jame.'Atncl'. sro you crstzy ?. Io let go ot me, and behave like a sensible creature !" The arms unclasped .with electric speed.. . ' ' "Aunt Miriam ! how on eaVth " ; "flush! don't speak above your breath! There now if you'ro' going to Uh'likc that.you'll raise tho town!" "I I can't help it, Aunt "Miriam," gasped Jatnes.clinging to tho gate post, and vainly tr3'ing to check the gusts of laughter that would come. "What will Uncle Peter say ? who would have ex pected to find Mrs. Fenner, Vice-President of tho Dorcas Society" "James, hold your tongue, if you don't want mo to box your cars'. And f J0,11, brpathe a, word, of thisjo.jwy living soul " "W.eli, I wonTt,aunly,I won't up -- 1 M. on niy word only the whole nffair isl so supremely ridiculous." "Nonsense," said Aunt Miriam, slip ping through the gate. . "There, you needn't' furn back -"with me, you silly boy. Go in and, see Milly I know that's what you would prefer. .And Jamie " "Well. Aunt Miriam." "I've chauged my mind about that little Millyof yours V "1 'don't'' -believe you can uuu a pretter wiio.ora ootid r, so settle matters as soon as you pleao, and w,e'l see wljcther your4qJ mint Mifiaiu has forgotton.how to niako wad ding cake." ' : .' . l t 'BuUare. ,ybu iu-earnest, aunt" "Never was mo'ie so in" my lire." "What, has altered' your convictions? surely T may ask that one question ?" "That isn't at all to the purpose, young rain. But remember.not a word of this ridiculons adventuro 1" ' j "You Luow how to administer bribes, Aunt Miriam," said tho youth gayly.as he enfolded tho old lady in his arms, and gave her yet a third kiss. Through the starloss darkness she hurried under ihe wind-tossed apple trees, and beneath the friendly shadow of her own porch, where .Uncle Peter's snores yet resounded like muffled trum pets. "What mikds you so late, wife ?" demanded a drosy voice from the in ner apartmenf.as she glided around, re placing shawls and wrappers. "I've been as fast asleep as a dormouse, 1 do bel'it'-vc but 1 did think. 1 heerd the' olickof iho'boU." V ' "It m'uslhave been the kitten among the liii,pans," quoth Aunt Miriam the neai est approach to a lib she ever indulged in, befoie or after. And in subsequent life, when the linn conviction seized her.that James Arnett had imparted her secret in strict con fidence, of course to his -pretty wife, fche condoled herself by saying, men tally:;,. ' ,' "Well, I don't care if ho has for my part, I shall always be glad of that peep into Squire Brownell'h window," d j -rfT-. ' , Fitted to a Hair. Sometime ago.being in company'wilh a 'niedjeal, man ivlimn J call Mr.,--, wc, fell into conversation ioiH tho use's, of tho microscope, in thormanJgtment of which 'hcl was aii adept.' : - 'Now,' .said he, 1 will tell you a sto ry of wlfa'l IjHppVued to myself one which, I think, well illustrates tho im porlance.tof this instrument to society, though I was put in a very unpleasant position owing to my acquaintance witli l have, as youknow, given a igood deal of attention to comparative annto mv, especially to 1I14 Htruolure of the iiair, ns it appears under thOmicroscope. To the .unassisted bye', indeed, all hair appears" very much alike t-xcepl as it is loiigorishortiMlark; unfair, ;Uaightor curly, ,coar or,, liue." TJuder tliojtoi-' juroscopt'iiowevof, 'the caso is-very'dif' forent; the white man's is round, the negro's oval; tlie:-mo.ufs appateutly oiut0d;.-.tLe bat's, jagged;,. and,so, on, liideed.i every iiitm! ibs hnirj of ape-, fiuliaracliaraclf.rt aJL:vbtj)s riMre, fi& character varies, according to the part character varies, according to me p.trt ofahe My 'from which ijjs a!e,u-ai important circ'unistr.ncc,as ilwill appear Iromimy story,, which s'thi: - - - I once received a letter by post, con taining a few hairs, with acquest, that I would exntnino them, ainL adding, that they would be called for. in a few days. Accordingly 1 j submitted the hairs lo a microscope, wien I discover ed tbatjthej, weret from.theMiuman eye brow, and had been bruised. I made a note to the .effect, and. folded it up "iu me nairs man envelope, ready for tho persou who 'sent them. In a few. days a strangqr , called mid inquired whether 1 had matfe the investigation. Oh. yes, I said, 'there they are,' and you will find them and their description in tins envelope, handing it jo-liim at tho same tune, lie expressed himself as being much obliged, and offered mo n fee, whieli, however, I declined, tell ing him that I could not think of ta king anything for so small a matter. ft turned out, however, of more coir sequence than Iliad imagined; for with in a week I was served with a 'subpoena, to attend as a witness on a trial for mur der. This was -very disagreeable, as I hare said; but tbero was no help for it now. The case was this: A man was killed by ablow with some blunt instru ment on the eyebrow, and the hairs sent me. for examination had been lakon froni a hammer in the possession of the .supposed murderer. I was put into the wjtness'bos, and my testimony 'that the hiiirs were from "the human' eyebrow'," and had been bruised,' was just the link in the chafii 6f evidence winch suf- ficed to convict thcr prisoner. The ju ry, however, were 'ilot easily satisfied that my staVcment was worth anything; audit required the solemu assura'n'ce-of the Judge thut such 'a Conclusion wAs in the roach of science, lo coiivmce th'cm lliitt Vhey might act upon it. Ono" jurymen iii particular aii old fartilbr was very hard to satisfy. 'Docs theu muiin to say,' said he, 'that tine can tell any hair of any animal? I answered that 1 tjould upi take upon myself to assert poslively that I could do'ttat, although 1 believed L could. 'Well.' taid he, 'I'll pro'ie thee.' 'Tlie prisoner; as 1 said, was couVict id', anil 1 ventJiCne' and in tho busy life of an exten&ti'o piaclice forgot all about my obstinate Ohl farmer. About two years afterwards", a person, an ut ter stranger to 'me, called on me with a few hairs screwed up' jh a piece of pa per,- Whie'h he asked' me to examine and report on. 'Is this anotTicr murder citse?' I in quired; 'for if so I 'will have nothiiig to tlo witli it. For PVo had Uiiougliof that kind of work.' ' ' ' '' ' 'ro, nu;' said hl :'it is nothing' rif the kind. It is only a mttter of curi osity, which I sltduld be' Very intteli obliged to you if you would solve; a'lfd if ou would doTt I" will call pr"send , "' ,' ' , i - ' '('.- j.i -.1 for the result of your examination in a few davs timo.' Having received this. assurauce, 1' undertook the invesii- ration. 'When he had gone out, aud I had '; : ' ) . ! - - .' j i". it i. ieis,'.ne,i put uieui uuuer tue microscope, and soon dlscovcrdd. that they' weie from the back of a Norway rat. Two or three days afi"wards,as I was sitting iu.iuy.con,)ultiiigroomit farmer looking mniu'wasi ushered iu. .Y'elt, has . diets lobked. at them. hnirs?I, .- . Yes,' J.answejod ''and I find, 1 they are. fi 0111 iho back of a Norway j-at.'. vWoll,' exclaimed! he, 'so ihey arorr-. Thou hast forgotten me; but I have nut forgotten thee. -"Does-lheo reccollecl the tiialfor-iiiurder at tho -L assi zes?1 I said I 'would 'prove ihee; and so I ii'iVerftir. them liairs Oomo from the back of: a rat's skin, my so.i sent mc from Norway Si the old gentleman, was quite -salinfied with the proof lo which he had'pul mc, and 1, as you may well' suppose,- was well pleased that .piy skil' and sagacity had stod such a queer, proof as this,, and, more convinced than .ever of tho value.of ihe microscojie' '. ' " ,' '" 1 Here tho doctor ended hTs story,' wjiich .1 have given as. , noaiIy,as possi- blc in his owu words,' and: upon which I believed a thorough dependencoxould be placed! Ecl2nge: i '''.'- ,"'"'' i-""ri,,,'"aid,ilie' j'odng diyme1 WX "is llii-ru nbthintj tlihr cbuld ' Iclnpt you to trad a religious daily '?'' l "Ndlhing in Thy,iVvrid;sir.!"ireplied A". WeaWn man out in the rain, yes tcidyv without his umbrella, 'Ho naid the only one lie'liad was new, and he wasn't as tgoing',t6 Voil it by1 getting"-it vvet! A prudent man ! in -. . .... .'Selling' A FeUow. , MY ARITUMETIUAL PROGRESSION! Last summer, while engaged in' the tobacco am) cigar business, I used lo havo for a customer .in .cheap cigars one, of thoso. knowing fellows whose knowledge serves bolter to bore his vic tims than lo advance scieoce. You couldn'nt make him believe that oh;, no! Tell him there were regalia cigars that cost 40 per thousand! it, might dob stuff down the throats of those who knew no bettor; lie was none of llionii And so it was with everything; hu always knew, best It always ap peared to be his delight .to draw ma in to some controversy, no matter what the subject, in order'to hear himself .hold forth. I tried every way I could think of to circumvent him.and at length I succeeded in laying' him out a? ti-ttas a flounder. It was on Saturday afternoon, ho came in and made a purchase, and seat ed himself to deal mo out his usual portion; but I was wide awake for him. Captain said I, 'I'vo made up my mind logo to California, and if you" wish to go into a speculation, now is' vour lime.' 'As how?' said he Why )ou,see those fifteen boxes of cigars .' Well there are two hundred and fifty in each box, arid. I will let you have the whole fifteen' at a 'low rate pro viding you take them all. 'Very well, said my friend, 'let's hear the coudiiioiiS.' 'You give mo one oent for the first box, two cents for the 'second, four for the third, aud so on doubling upon ev ery box. Donel' said he; 'fetcli dn'ynur cigars. 3'posc you think I, haven't money isoughVfli?' Not atall.so let's proceed jhere's first'; aox. , y r. He diew from hi popket a leathern purso, and. out of, it a handful of ,mon- -ey: -aiWIfeTrVs' the cent,' said ho depos iting a' green discolored copper on the counter.. 'Here's your second box, . . 'And here's your two cents? Very well; here's your third box.' 'And here's your four cents,' said he, chuclkling. 'Here's your fourth box.' 'Exactly. And here's, your eight cents!. Ha! ha! ha! old fellow 1:0 on! Hero's your fifth'bos'said I band ing down another. 'I' And here's your sixteen cents Hero's your sixth box.' 'And ha! ha! ha! ha! here's your thirty-two cents 'Hero's your seventh box And here ha! by Jove th'e'j-jke is getliug too rich here's your sixty-four cents, and nearly half your cigars are gone m . 'Here's your eighth box said fas'sti-. niing. a cool indiilerenco: "that perfectly astlmjshed the fellow: And here's your dollar and twenty oighl cents Here's your ninth box.' And hero's your let me sec ah! two dollars and fifty-six cents ' Here's your tenth box Here ho drew his Wallet thoughtfully and on the slalo made a small calcula tion. ". And here's your five dollars and twelve cents. . Here's. your elevetielh box And here's your twice five is ton, twice twelve is tiventy-four 'ten doll ars arid twenty-four cenls At this stage-of the game ho had'jjot quite docile; 1 continued , 'Here's your, twelfth box; hand ov er the twenty dull us aud foity-eiiriil cents - ' Hero the "lobule's of perspiration big asmiHirowfat peas, stood out in bold re lief on his.facg. butatJeugth he doled out (he sum. ,, , 'Here's your thiitecnth box fork ovor your forty dollars and niricty-six cents. ' 1, " At this crisis he looked perfectly wild. The sweat was pouring off of him in streams; and the tobacco juice, running out of his mou.fh. ; F-o-r t-'y n-i-h-o-'t-y -s'-i x. If 1 do I do, but if 1 do may I be ! And raking his pile into his hat, he crushed it on his head, and made his ex it nt a rate of speed, altogether unheard of; and I Ijave never seen him near en ough to Vponk to him from that day to this., t. ; ' I.lVINC FOIt SOMKTHINR. Thousands of men breatho, move, and livc: pass off the stage oriife.and are heard of no moro. Why ? They do pot a particle oLgood in lhe.,fiprld, and. none wer blessed by them,, 110110 could, point tq them as thciustrtimehiof their reiUmp tiou; not a wordUtcypoke uoiiid be lecullod, and so,,jthcy perished; iheir light went 'out in darkness, and tlley vcro VioV ireiUeui'bered moro than tiie insect of yesterday. Will you thus live aud die, oh, marHmmortal ? Live for somolhing. Du'good'nnd Wave be hind you ,n; monument of virtuu; that thu storms of lime c.tjt jiujivT -tit'Stroy. Write your name in kindness and loves and mercy, on the hearts of 'thousand, you come in. contact with, year by year; you will never be forgotten. , No; your, namo. vour deeds.. will be as legible on the hearts you leave tehind'.as the sTarsfsafe that they will not associate With on tho' broworcveninir.' Good deeds I will shine as the stars of Heaven. Dr. Chalmers. , , , , . . k Cheap Soap., ,' ' Soap for family use can be mado, ve ry cheap and of excellent quality" with little trouble,' by the tiso of a common article sold in all drug stores. This lye is put up in a concentrated form in srnal) iron boxes holding one pound, The boxes cost 25 ceuts in ordinary, times, now we believe" they retail at 40 or 50 cents; and will make twenty-fire' pounds of green or new soip. The plan of proceeding is merely to take-al box of this, subtance. ..knock of tho lid, and throw it into a gallon of boiling wa ter. After standing ten hours the lye will be clfnr, and must be thrown in'o a wash boiler with another gallon of boil ing water; when the contents of the vessel boil, four pounds of auy grease must be added slowly, poured in it in a thin stream and stirred well. When intimately mixed, the boiler should sim mer slowly for four to sir hours, and half an hour before taking off, another gallon of hot water may be added to gether with half a teaenpful of salt. . Tho lafte'r is not necessary, however, and if tbo much is thrown in the soap is cruddled or made short so that it breaks l .Lnel VVI... llw. .' !., 1.. ' to be done, plunge a case knife in. if .,,, '", -f - ...about turnfng out the toes.and straisht- lo be done, plunge a case knife in, it, . ,1? t 1 "- r , n- ?. . the mass drops clear and ropy and chills qiiicklv, it is soap, and will be firm and .. . . ... hard when cold. ' Have ready a wash tub, well wet on the bottom aud sides; pour the ioap in and let it sel; in a few hours it will be hard enough to cut out and as white ns snow. This process makes 25 pounds of soap, or by the aid of grease, 4 pounds, lye 1 pound, 54 pounds of water,, less two quarts driven off by boiling ("oue gallon weighs eiijkt pounds nearly J are convened into soap j in excellent ueteiaiive properties, since tho' grease i,s saved from the family !' ,o..- .1... r... !... . l.l..l..l., u, ou..,, ".r t"M1 I is only twenty five per cent., eighteen y------"'"-- - -"--J.--J ofbaoitual carna: pounds oCsoap can. be mado for fiy-ly-five cents or a lit lie over three cents a pound. We have made' hundreds of pounds of this soap, in all varieties, and use it constantly for domestic purposes.! .?! Scentiflc American. One pound of Babbitt's concentrated potash is better than lye for soap. Tue Needle and'its Work. In the romance of 'Monte Bene we find oncTbf the best .descripiious of this feminine accomplishment,, needlwotk, that, hia'tion, would be of inc-tlculable value to . ever been penned. Ue will give, our multitudes use chairs with the old readers the pleasure of its perusal, as f:lihioned straight backs, a little-inclin-ruany of them, probably, have never fmg backwards, and sit with "the. lower read Mr. Hawthorne's work.- He says: f portion of the body close against the There is. something extremely plea- fbr.ck of the chair at the sea?; any one sant, and even, touching at least, of who tries it will observcin a momenta very sweet, sott, and winning eliecl ( in this peculiarity of needle work, dis- tiiigUishin women from men: Our1 own sex is incapable of any by-phiy, aside from the main, business of life; but women be they of what, earthly rank they mayhowevor gifted with to the fiujjof3 of them all. A queen. in urtor (faitin av nl.....l ...iii. n..(r.l . .. ......... bC...u3. ui ciiuuhcu Him aniuicommon position in stttin", especially beauly have always some little Inindi-ramung men. i wilh tbo shoulder work ready lo fill Ihe; tiny gap of every ! against the chair back with a space of vacant moment. A needle is familiar 1 several inches between i?i .ntrWl- no doubt, plies it on occasion; the o- i:,g tho body ihs shape of a half hoop; man-poet can use it as adroitly as her j it !s the iustar.eous. instinctive, and al pen; the Woman's eye that has discov- (most universal position assumed by any ered a new star turns from its glory lo k-onsump'ivo on sitting downf unless send the puiii.hcd Iittlejnsirunieiit glea- cunU-r.-tcied bv an effort of the will ming along tho hem of her kerchief, or' henco p.irrnts bould rt-'ard such a to darn a c.isual fray in her dress. And I potion in their ciiildrenwith anpre Ihey have greatly the advantage of us . i,ei.5ioti. and should rectify it at once - m thia respeot. The slender Ihreatl of Hull's Journal of Health'. silk or cotton keeps iheiu united with ,, the small, faiuiliar,gentle interests of Tine life, "the continually operating influences, , " of which do so much for the health oft Ninety years hence, piobabiy not a iho charactered carry off what would i ninn "" worn in now twenty -years old otherwise be a dangerous uceuuiulaiioii , WH 'lio. Ninety years L Alas I of mobid sensibility. Avast deal of,''ow many of the lively actors at pre human sympathy tins along this elec- jsenl "-be stage of life will make the trio line, sliolching from thu throne to xit Jong ore ninety years shall have the wicker-chair of tho humane seam- rolled away ! And could we bo sura stress, and keeping high' and" low in a jot ninety years, what are they ? "A species of communion with their kind-) 'l-' riiat is told; a dream, an empty red., Methmks it is a .token of healthy sound, that passtth on. ihe winds away. and .gentle characteristics,' when women an'l '" forgotten." Years shorten , of high tlioughfs'nnd, accomplishment's manadvar.ccs in age; liko tho degrees dvo to sew, especially as thuy arc nev- " longitude, man's life declines as ha ermoro at home with iheir own hqarts travels towards ihe frozen pole until he than while So occupied." j - 1 "Boys out at Night. The nraefic&f alloiu.' bovs to spend their evfin;.,.r9!l,'oaoiuetIiamesovo'lheuoprsnrioa tm the streets is one of tho mpst ruin , .. . . r- ous, dangerous and mischievecus thui"s possible1. Nothing so- speedily and sure ly makes their course 'downward; iThoy' inquire unuur; irb, wvj;r XitAthe.nighli an unhealthy slalb pCcli'HvuJgar snd profapc iaiguaye. .nd obehe.prac tices. ' Indeed, ii is in the slreets'after ni-ihi fall;tlia't they eeneralirkcntiir.v the education 6f the. bad, and (hi capa city for becoming rowdy tlisauluto. j --.- pleasant and probtable ;ll is seldom that mortrtrutb is corn- pressed into -so small space. Th riious;.md ojf, boys bujopgy to worthy, crimiuat men., rarcnu do- vou be iev it! Will, you keep your children at' At w01?' home ;Vt ninU.HndV'il,.,itfc'kii. comls ncd is madenlcasant' and nrofitaiia -, " : 8U,P' respectable families, who arc permitted niirlit after ni"ht. to select their own company and'places'of resort.-are on a certain road to ruin. ' Uonudinif 'pa rents, who believe that itheik sons are ' ' the vicious will one. ot these dars. have their hearts crushed,'asthousandsr have before, by learning that sons whom they regarded asTirodF'against 'an evil,, have from very early years been on uiu roau to ruin. neauing x mesi ., i , m,m '" ' . A Fatal Mistake. A, youg gentlemin of faultless breed- ing was deeply enamored of a young, ady who' also belonged tb'one of the first families. Young gentleman was1 aUy.a devotee of tho sootbiBg.JHspiriag and seductive weed, which ,Iwr"looIsi'' through tho medium of a cboics niearr schiium. On a certain occasion Le was ' 'seated bythtr-side of his Balciena, arid even went so far as to dally with her fair fingers, while at the -same tisse in- "f haling nt intervals, the.fragrance of his amber tipped consoler. Every smoker 3 knows that the contents of a pipe need occasional tampering or. ramming down. ' Young gentleman Jbuiuljhis pipejn the, act of going, put, ajul haying his lady's finger at that moment in his.ciaspn a 3 fit of abstraction thrust it into tho bowl amongJhe smoldering ashes! Young lady gave hies 'lib walking". naner.. ...-.-: Bodily Carriag 1 " . 'V"S- "" ."U " Instead of giving, all sorts of rales ,. r. ? t'.ilj't.'.'' 3 T T- ZE&ft: im.il!' u 1 11m 1 s iiiiii iimiiiiiir aiiu shoulders back.all of which are imnrac, - o tr -""; ..u.u.v..i.g ..iio ticable to many, because soon forgottea,1 or of a feeling of awkwardness and discomfort which procures a willing , omission; all, that is necessary to secure the object is to hold up the head and M move on, letting the toes .and sheuldeis . take; care of tbemselires. Walk with tho chin but slightly above a horizontal ia'",'.Vr "W"- 'w;jIl9 - 8 ' aided. in. aeciirina th!" carriage of. body, accustom yOurself'lo carry your hands behind you, one hanJ graspfng the opposite wrist. Englishmen are. admired the world .over for their full chests, and t broad shoulders.and sturdy frames, aad 1.. I :.... mi.:. i.r - L"r ,..' . - " ' ,, . .. . l-r uiauiy ue.niiir, auis position 01 BOUT - - ... t,J. ,,"-. is a favorite wilh themVin the simple prou:enado in the garden $r gallery, itT attending ladies along a crowded street, . or in public worship. Many persons s spend a large part of their wakin ex istence in the sitting position. A single rule, well attended to in this connec- grateful support lo the whole spine, And we see no reason why children snotilu not 00 .taught from the begin ning to write, and sew, and knit, ?n a posision requiring the lower portion of the body and the shoulders to touch the bicu of the chair all the time. A rerv 'and thu lower nnrt"..n nf il.o c;n ,:- dwindles to a point, and vanishes for- ever. Is it. possible that life is of 6hort . . ? V,U n,ne-v -Tears CTnsa a!1 and country, and substitute others in their stead 2 Will all ihe now bloom ing beauty fade and dsnppesr.nndJove, lfe, mid joy pass awav in iiinot years, anil be rorgotloiir "Niiieiv years," snid'dentlr, "do yonlbint I' shall wait ubiety' years.? Beholdl tb dijy,.aud. jq morrow, and-;rory day is,, mine. . W hen ninety yen rsare past, ibis ' generation shall have mingled in' tba dust and be remembered not ' ''' " va roman may be jiitlih. T- courtiets, U" Pue wlia i half rr bow lo.lht lich, nudj; !wr. ? 7 line.or wilh your eye directed to thibgs - Vf9- a little higher than yoar own bead. ' lb ' V ' this way yon walk properly, plea'sur-- ably, and, without. aay feelin-of,1re-. ' ., "tV E..:, . 1 "JI t' k .ij' wMwaes iimn.Y- ona. . r .-.-i -r - 3 9 . .Tfe. V 4 " . v .9 Sf V&i' 4' - $ 4 4- $ " -JSZ"! I - J-A "- s ,, i. , i ?-& VaT 6' ot--Wc y 5i5; V -J. -f.T ?' .if 5t " 3. e-fc - . i. i ' - ZJP