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The plant has been tried at various points In this part of the state and it is said to do well. The Cuban war has cut off the supply of Havana leaf and the factories using this tobacco are reduced to the last ex tremity. Many of them have changed from the manufacture of such cigars and are making goods which do not pretend to contain anything other than domes tic tobacco. Other factories are substi tuting domestic leaf for Havana, al though pretending to be Btill offering the higher class goods. A few have enough Havana leaf to last for several months longer. If the war were to come to an end to day this year's crop could not be ma tured. If the war lasts as the previous attempt on the part of the Cubans to achieve their Independence, for a period of ten years, Havana cigars are likely to go out of use here for a generation. In any case the new tariff bill will be more or less prohibitive as to imports. Already there is a radical change tak ing place in the cigar trade. The news papers and bill boards are filled with announcements of 5-cent cigars. The trade recognizes that the day of the very high cost smoke is passing away, and that the grade which sells at two and three for a half-dollar, and even two for a quarter, are not selling as they did. The u-cent and 10-cent straight cigars are those most frequently called for. All these conditions will create a grow ing demand for domestic tobacco, and this opens up the opportunity for our farmers to see what can be done in this branch of farming. But of all products, this is the one which will require most care. Not all soils will produce tobacco, and not all tobacco io commercially valuable. In many soils the plant grows too rank so rank, in fact, that it will not burn much better than cabbage. The plant grown on different soils is valuable for different purposes. Wrapper leaf is the scarcest and commands the best price. Next comes good fliller leaf, that used for plug and other kinds of chewing and smoking tobacco coming after. So, ln experimenting, it will be neces sary to use several kinds of seed and thus learn which to make a steady crop of. Careful analysis of any given sol! by a competent agricultural chemist Will aid in this investigation. Another thing the experimenter must learn Is to try small quantities. Tobacco culture requires a great deal of care and labor. Where experience has taught the planters all there is to know about the business the usual plantings amount to only an acre or two, five acres being • very large undertaking. For experi mental purposes a quarter of an acre, on which a few rows of several kinds are pown, would be the best. The curing is a matter of expert skill. The climate has nearly as much to do with the one as with the other. In our dry Interior valleys difficulties will be met, and similarly along the ocean coast, where the temperature varies greatly, the nights being cool, it will require some treatment different from that produced in Virginia or Ken tucky. With these facts kept carefully In mind, no doubt successful experiments may be made in many parts of this sec tion. & STbo profits of the business are large, running ln exceptional cases as high as $600 per acre. EVADING THE QUESTION Advocates of a higher tariff on wool never miss an opportunity to Interpret any change ln the price, to prove the correctness of their position. No mat ter whether It goes up or down, they are always ready with their "I told you so," and point to the Boston market as evidence, when, as a matter of fact, the Boston market may show exactly the opposite. Just as the reader chooses to Interpret It. When the McKinley tariff went into effect It was thought that the price ef wool would go up permanently, or at feast Indefinitely. It did go up—as a mat ter of speculation—for a short time; then it commenced to recede until, when (t was replaced by the Wilson tariff, it was the lowest ln the history of the country. Since the Wilson tariff has been in force, the wool market has commenced to gain strength, in face of the depression to business in general, and the great financial disturbances brought about by the struggle between the gold and sliver factions. If the report from the Boston wool market shows anything It demonstrates a prosperous year for the wool trade, with a large increase in sales (33,000,000 pounds for the year more than for the year previous to the same date in 1896). The sales in London also show an ad vance of one penny per pound. Just how the advocates of a high tar iff can gain any comfort out of this Is not so clear to a man that has no wool to sell, but clothes to buy. UTOPIA IN THE SOUTH SEAS He was very much of a philosopher who discovered that the pursuit of hap piness is one of the inalienable rights of man. Even the term liberty, by usage, conveys the idea of restriction by na tionalization, but the pursuit of hap piness suggests a freedom as untram meled as that ot the wandering sea bird. The poetry of this M&Ul&eilt of wild freedom is sometimes irresistible. It Impels to acts that are often open to criticism, as departures from the recog nized standards of common sense. But the visionary is In no manner discon certed by such adverse criticism. He will promptly admit the fact and sug gest that he Is impelled by a sentiment that far transcends common sense. The latest instance of this tendency In operation are the colonies that have already gone and others that are pre paring to start from San Francisco to the Solomon islands. This group lies in the Malayan archipelago just south of the equator. The islands are said to have a good climate and to possess great fertility. In addition to this they are sufficiently remote from the artificial ities and extravagances of our crush- Ing civilization to satisfy the most ex acting Utopian enthusiast. One notice able feature about the emigrants who have determined upon this scheme of colonization is that they are largely per sons of means and culture. They expect to lead an ideal life, close to nature, un trammeled by idle conventionalism and unvexed by social jealousies or business competition. No doubt the consumma tion would be an ample reward for the apparent sacrifice if only it could be secured But Utopian schemes have been universally unfortunate. The re turn to nature seems to be prohibiten, as a reversal of the evolutionary plan, and the doom of failure seems to be the inevitable penalty. considered even as a normal emi gration scheme, apart from any senti mental idea, it is still somewhat strange, if these islands possess the natural ad vantages with which they are accredited that they should not, long ago. have been colonized from the overcrowdsd nations of Europe or from the swarming millions in Asia. However, it has been reserved for American enterprise to make the effort, and there is no doubt that the pursuit of happiness is the in centive. This country has taught the world some lessons in practical sociology already, and it would be a crowning triumph if we should now evolve a suc cessful Utopia. THE WEST AND THE TARIFF Witty John P. Irish or.cc said the tariff protection principle "is like a very long cow which grazes in the west and is milked in the east." The course the Dingley bill i? taking illustrates at almost every step the truth of this quaint bit of word painting. The eastern states get nearly all the benefit and the west "gets left out In the cold," without more than a shred of the big protection blanket to ward off the storm. lowa Republicans in congress, with an eye on their seats for next session, made a great pretense of fighting for some protection to western cattlemen, bu: the shoemakers of Lynn and other east ern cities want free hides to make leather cheap, and they will get what they want. The New England woolen manufacturers are on hand in the sen ate to get the tariff on wool lowered, and it le more than possible that they will have their way. Then the pro tective tariff congressmen from Texas and Wyoming will go back and do some great feats in Intellectual gymnastics. Our own Senator Perkins has a row full of weeds and hard to hoe before him. The growers of fruit and grapes In California made an intelligent fight for a share of the benefits of protection to their Industries. In the house they got about half what they asked for, and now the senators are beset by the fruit importers of the big eastern cities, who want this bit of protection reduced to a point where it will not protect at all. Fruit cannere here will pay a cent or two more for their sugar, they will lose the rebate on tin cans exported, and they Los Angeles herald : Thursday morning, april 8, 1&97 will have to compete the same as ever with the cheap labor of Sicily and the cheap 6Ugar and tin of Glasgow. Surely the east has the handle side of this protection Jug. In this discussion about All Fools' night of the Fiesta, no one has said any thing of the duty of fathers and mothers. There is much said of the responsibility of the police; of regulations to be en forced; of fines for certain kinds of law lessness, but no one has said that young women should be protected by the home influence. There is no reason why the revelry might not be enjoyed in family groups, why the father and mother should not feel the absolute necessity for guardianship and care upon this night, why any young girl who has any sort of protector should be out alone on. the streets of Los Angeles, exposed to the hoodlumlsm and lawlessness of All FooU' night. The Irresponsibility of parents in such matters Is most repre hensible. Fathers seem absorbed in business, mothers ln various charities or clubs, or society, and the young people are In a great measure left to them selves. This may do at some seasons, but All Fools' night is not one of them. It is to be hoped that this year the citizens of Los Angeles will not depend wholly upon police protection, but that each parent will feel it his duty to look after his own children and that there will be no repetition of the rowdyism that took place last year among some of the young people. Southern California has been Injured in the past by those who sought to trade upon the reputation of Los Angeles county to sell lands ln other sections that were of little value. Recently some traveling photographers have de ceived the public by labeling photo graphs of scenery in other portions of the state with bogus names, and have sold them for Los Angeles views. This is unjust, not only to this, but to other portions of the state, and can only re sult in Injury. This portion of the state has no desire to send out photographs of Santa Clara county prune trees false ly labeled, and, upon the other hand, Is not anxious to have photographs of Los Angeles orange trees labeled "Los Gato9 oranges." In photography, as ln other callings, honesty is the best pol icy. There Is an unexampled opportunity for the establishment ln Los> Angeles of a zoological garden. No doubt such an enterprise would prove profitable If properly conducted by private parties, but in order to Insure freedom from ob jectionable features it should be estab lished by the municipality. A beginning might easily be made at the Elyslan park. When once there is a nucleus, there Is constant accretion, and within a few years a collection Is secured: at a 6mall cost, which could' not have been by a single purchase secured' for twice the sum. The Washington Post thinks that there may be some significance in the fact that the few men President Mc- Kinley has appointed to office have not been daily callers at the White House. This is a valuable hint and might be use ful for future reference. Since "Ask and ye shall receive" cannot be the mind of a dispenser of patronage, "Many do call but few are chosen" Is a contortion of scripture that seems appropriate. As to a future relief measure for the Mississippi river sufferers, Mr. J. H. Price, of St. Louis, Mo., makes a most excellent sugges tion. It is that several wide, deep channels be cut in the vicinity of New Orleans and other points on the river where higher ground offers a dam to high water. This would undoubtedly let the water through without trouble. Uruguay is uneasy; Cuba bleeds; Bra zil is a volcano; Greece trembles; Spain hangs in the balance; Hdwali is under a cloud; Japan 13 aggressive; Russia has an eye for the main chance, and Eng land. France and Germany are anx iously watching the gathering storm. The United States only is enjoying the prospect of undisturbed peace. When General Hancock was nominat ed for President of the United States he said in his letter of acceptance that the tariff was a local issue, and this gave offense to many people. Recent events prove that he was right. Massachu setts', with her woolen mills, wants a low tariff; other states, with their sheep, want a high tariff. The United States has decided to charter a vessel to carry food to the famine-stricken Inhabitants of India. The condition of India's millions is l due more largely to landlordism than the failure of crops, though the latter con dition is undoubtedly the immediate cause of the famine. Says Greece to the world, "Life is not worth having if we may not worship God according to the dictates of our conscience." Says Turkey to the pow ers, "Won't you please keep Greece from phootlng at me while I slaughter her subject? who will not bow down to Mohammad?" The cities of Nice, Cannes, Beaulieu and Mentone, on the Mediterranean, have found the raising of flowers for the manufacture of perfumes a profitable business. California has all the natural advantages for a similar industry. England is to expend, this year, in in creasing ar.d supporting her naval force, a little more than $115,000,000, and will have under construction 108 vessels. Thus does universal disarmament fade ■way in the distance. Statistics show that there is a rapid increase in olive production in Califor nia. A careful calculation of reported shipments for 1896 showed $250,000, and for IS9T a close estimate places the amount at $300,000. John Sherman may be a good secre tary of state, and a good financier, but as an economist —well, let us not com plain if he does write his full name to a!l foreign cablegrams at a dollar a let ter. If circumstantial evidence is ever suf ficient to warrant the death penalty, it la so in the case of Durrant, whom the supreme court recently refused to grant a rehearing. Buffalo, N. V., is preparing' to ex pend $100,000 to make the "national en campment G. A. R., to be held there in August, a pleasant occasion for the veterans. Yuma has been a quiet place for a dec ade, but the recent discoveries ot rich ore in the vicinity have brought once more the vigor and life of a mining camp. For the benefit of fishermen It if stated that the game law permits the catching of trout, with hook and line, from April I to December 1. The New York World and the New York Journal seem to have at ln s i exhausted the resources of reason* why they should not be read. The Chattanooga News says Col. Fred Grant was minister to Australia under the Harrison administration. This will be news to the colonel. Sixty days, did you say. Tor the scnat> to consider the Dlngley bin? Better make It July 4th; they will need all the fireworks accessories.. The United States has two expensive armies: One. the regular army; the other. 178.717 office holders, who rer. lv« J90.589.827 annually. The prune growers and dealers of San .1 >>■ and Visiilla Bra prosperous, and the outlook for the present season Is cn l ..musing to them. Governor W. T. Thornton, of New .Mexico, has resigned. Another rxi p. lion to the rule- that office-holders die, but never resign. THE DINGLEY BILL When Chairman Dingley and his asso ciate tariff-tinkers assume to compen sate the farmers for taxing chains, bind ing twine and grain bags by putting an Impost duty on cereals which are never imported, they place a poor estimate on the intelligence of the farmer. There Is too much of the principle of "heads I win and talis you lose" In that to pull the wool over the eyes of your agricul tural Uncle Silas.—Kansas City Star. The true character of the Dingley tar iff hill is shown by the utter lack of in terest taken by congressmen in the "de bate." so-called. At no time scarcely since the debate began has there been a quorum of the house of representatives present. The fact Is that the adoption of the measure is regarded as a foregone conclusion, and nobody cares to listen to a discussion which is sure to be fruit less.—Detroit Free Press. When the Dingley tariff bill becomes a law we will have a revenue system that will enable the tariff barons to take $1,300,000,000 from the pockets of the peo ple In order to raise $260,000,000 for the government.—Galveston News. The Generals for Peace Major-General Miles, commanding the United States army, expressed' the be lief ln a dispatch to the New York World of recent date that the principles of arbi tration are wise ar.d humane, and that a congress of nations for the settlement of International questions would be ln the best Interest of modern civilization—a Judgment In which Major-Generals Howard andtMerritt and Brigadier-Gen erals Rosecrans and Hardin as freely commit themselves. In fact It might be laid down as a broad proposition that all the great men of the country who have won fame ln war are in favor of peace. It Is only the feather-bed soldiers—the Jingoes who have never smelted gunpow der — W ho are shouting for war and twist ing the lion's tail on paper, and possibly even these Furlosos may abate their fury somewhat now that the new ad ministration is against them.—Philadel phia Record. General Miles Is among those who urge speedy ratification of the arbitration treaty with England. Our really great fighters have always been the strongest dissenters from Jingo talk of war. It was so with Grant, and it is so today with the men who, if the dreadful necessity of war did come, would be our stoutest thumpers of the foe on land and sea.— Paterson Press. Degradation The spectacle of Tom Piatt making the rounds of the Washington depart ments and soliciting patronage is quite pathetic. For a man who has been so widely advertised as a dictator, Mr. Piatt has suffered considerable of a slump at both ends of his political lines. —New York Journal. Why He Was Not Present Hymn-singing Hank (pastor of Lone Gulch chapel)—l fail to see Red-nosed Mike ln this congregation. Did he fall from grace durin' my absence las' week? Bronco Dave (volunteering informa tion)—No; he got too previous an' fell off'n a bar'l with a rope roun' his neck.— Judge. Still Cause for Mourning "There's Charlie Skates in black. I won der If he is mourning for his sins." "No. I don't think they're all dead yet. — Truth. ______ IN THE PUBLIC EYE Dr Isaiah R. Sexton of Sparta, Kent Bounty, Mich.. Is one of the thirty-three survivors of the war of 1812. Common pleas court No. 1 In Phila delphia is known as the "court of busy bees," because of its hard-working judges—Biddle. Bregy and Beitler. j Dr. Nansen has asked permission to '■ • name the Siberian peninsula discovered ■by him after King Ot< ar of Sweden. The j king and the Russian authorities have ! given their consent. Mr. Escomb. the new premier of Natal, i» a London Jew, who started as a ready- I made clothing dealer. Failing in this, Ihe truned his attention to the law, lin which he made a great success. Miss Edie Ramage. the young English woman whose marriage to a Spaniard. Don Francisco De Paulo Ossohio, v. as recently celebrated, posed as a child for ' Millais, and was the original of his fa j mous "Cherry Ripe," which has met with such universal admiration. Lord Hugh Cecil, son of Lord Salls i bury, shows the promise of a great ca reer. Mr. Bryce in a recent speech paid ' the young member a marked compliment . : and a London radical journal, opposed as it is to the politics of the Cecils, says : I of him that he "unites with unquestioned I intellectual power a certain nobility of | feeling and elevation of character that j remind us now and then of what, by the testimony of his contemporaries, the I young Gladstone must have been." ! Probably the most aristocratic actor Is Don Fernando Diaz De Mendoza, count of Lalaing. grandee of Spain, son of the count of Balazote, marquis of Fontanar, brother of the Countess San Luis and j brother-in-law of the duchess de la j Torre. He is a good-looking young man, I who showed so much ability as an ama teur actor that he decided to become a professional. The council of state has just refused to allow him to use his name and titles in his adopted profession. William L. Wilson, the former Demo cratic tariff leader, and ex-cabinet offi cer, writes to old friends in West Vir ginia regarding his acceptance of the presidency of Washington and Lee uni versity: "Retiring from public life as poor as when 1 entered it, I have seen no way to resume my residence and spend my remaining years among the people of Jefferson. Of all the offers made to me I have accepted that one— very far from being the most advant ageous In pecuniary reward —which least severs the ties of my past life, and which permits me still to be a citizen of the valley of Virginia." THE PUBLIC PULSE (The Herald under this heading prints communications, but does not assume re sponsibility for the sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate brevity as far as Is consistent with the proper expression of their views.) A Botanic Garden for Griffith Park To the Editor of the Los Angeles Herald: I have been much interested In the sutrsrestlons that have been made by various persons regarding the es tablishment of a botanic garden ln Griffith park. That this would be high ly desirable there is no doubt. A bo tanic garden could be developed there that would excel anything of the kind ln the world, and would be one of the most valuable and desirable attrac tions Los Angeles could have. How the matter is looked upon by outsiders may be judged by the following extract from an article in Erythea. a Journal pub lished at the state university. Speaking of Mr. Griffith's donation to the city the tlt iter says: "It has been proposed here to found a great botanic garden, which shall Il lustrate ln so far as possible the floras of all tho countries bordering on the raclflc ocean. The conditions, climatic and otherwise, are extremely favorable for the carrying out of such a plan. A garden of this character would yield rich scientific results, would prove a great atractlon to travelers visiting Western America, and would he of distinct eco nomic value to California ln the great and growing commercial relations of the state with transpacific lands." In an address upon Botanic Gardens before the American Association for the Advancement of Science last Au gust, Professor Brltton of Co lumbia university of New York stated that the four main elements of the modern botanical garden were: (11 The utilitarian, or economic; (2) the esthetic; (3) the scientific; and (4) the philanthropic. Concerning the first ele ment he says: "In the broadest extension of this department of a botanical gar den there might be Included to advan tage facilities for the display and Inves tigation of all.plant* and their products directly or indirectly useful to man. This conception would include forestry, pharmacognosy, agriculture, pomology, pathology and organic chemistry." Concerning the esthetic element he says: The buildings, roads, paths, and planting of the garden should be constructed and arranged with refer ence to tasteful and decorative land scape effect. The possibilities of treat ment will depend largely upon the topo graphical character of the area selected and the natural vegetation of the tract. The buildings required are: A fireproof structure or structures for museum, herbarium, libraries, laboratories and offices; a glass house, with compart ments, kept at several different tem peratures, for exhibition, propagation and experimentation, or several glass houses, and to them will usually be added dwelling houses for some of the officers, a stable, and other minor build ings. * • • The cultivation of deco rative plants, and especially the foster ing of a taste for them, and the bringing of unusual or rare species to atten tion and effecting their general Intro duction are important functions of a botanical garden. For the accurate de termination of plants. Information con cerning their habits and structures, and suggestions regarding the conditions of their growth, the esthetic side must rely on the scientific." In speaking of the value of the latter. Prof. Brltton says: "The library, herb arium, museum and laboratories are the sources whence exact Information regarding the name, structure and hab its, life processes and products of the plants are derived, and they are the more useful as they are the more com plete." Concerning the philanthropic element he says: "A botanical garden operates as a valuable philanthropic agency both directly and indirectly. Its direct influ ence lies through its affording an or derly arranged Institution for the In struction, Information and recreation of the people, and It Is more efficient for this purpose than a park, as it is more completely developed and liberally main tained. Its indirect, but equally Im portant philanthropic operation Is through the discovery and dissemina tion of facts concerning plants and their products, obtained through the studies of the scientific staff and by others using the scientific equipment." The admirable opportunities offered for a botanic garden ln Griffith park, and the requisites necessary for its es tablishment and maintenance will be better understood If a few facts con cerning other such gardens are given. The largest botanical garden on the globe is at Bultenzorg, on the Island of Java. It was founded by the Dutch government in ISI7, and contains 1100 acres, at altitudes varying from sea level to 6000 feet. This, in my opinion, is the only garden, if any, that we could not surpass in Los Angeles. The Royal Botanic garden at Kew, England, con tains about 260 acres, and has sixteen buildings dc-voted to greenhouses, mu seums, herbariums, laboratories and library. Many valuable botanical works have been published at Kew. The Jardln dcs Plantes is sit uated in the heart of Paris, on the Seine, and has conservatories, labora tories, an enormous herbarium and a library. The most widely known one in the United States is the Missouri Botanical garden at St. Louis. It was established in 1889. through the provisions of the will of Henry Shaw, who bequeathed 670 acres for the purpose. From tha land not used for the garden a large and increasing income is derived that main tains the garden in an excellent condi tion. It has several greenhouses, labo ratories and a ,very large and valuable herbarium and library. It publishes an nual reports and "Contributions from the Shaw School of Botany." The Arnold Arboretum, founded through a bequest of $100,000 made about twenty-five years ago by James Ar nold of Providence. R. 1., covers about 160 acres, and, as the name implies, is devoted to forestry and tree culture. It has a small museum, library and herbarium building. Prof. Sargent's "Sllva of North America," and the Journal of Garden and Forest are nota ble and highly inseful publications from this institution. The most important botanical garden ln California is at Berkeley, where sev eral acres are devoted to the culture of plants, especially those native to the state. What is probably to be the greatest botanical garden in America (until a greater one is founded) has recently been established in New York city. As a result of an enabling act passed by the legislature the city set apart 250 acres of Bronx park for the garden. This was done when the condition that $250,000 be raised by subscription BOSTON (35 STORE 239 Broadway V Q). J TeL 904 Main Colored Iress Goois IM Immense Reductions neces sitated by recent fortunate pur *%3*w chases, give our customers the opportunity and enable them *° secure tne vamcs ' n me " dium and low priced, imported California 36-in. All-woo! 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In addition to this amount the city was authorized to issue bonds to the extent of $500,000 for buildings, and there are about 500 garden members who contribute $W per year each to its mipport. The foregoing facts will give many hints as to how we may make a great botanical garden in Griffith park an accomplished fact. If some philan thropic, public-spirited Individual or individuals would supply the funds for the equipment and maintenance of such a garden, there is no doubt the council will gladly set aside a suitable number of acres for the purpose. Here is an opportunity to do a lasting good, not only to Los Angeles, but to all Southern California and the rest of the Pacific coast, and also to perpetuate the donor's memory in a most lasting way. Such an opportunity should not be let pass. It Is certainly to be hoped that some person or persons will sufficiently ap preciate the great value such a garden would be to humanity to furnish the funds necessary for Its establishment. A. J. M'CLATCHIE. The Feudal System Dying Out It looks, Indeed, as If all these sleepy European lands of the east were going to make a full swing of the pendulum from feudalism across to socialism with out stopping at the half-way house of republicanism, just as the French Liber als plunged from Catholicism to the ex treme of atheism, with no Intermediary Protestant compromise whatever. In Roumania, for example, the govern ment has Just paased through the depu ties a land reform bill of the most re markable kind, which enables any peas ant to borrow from the treasury the purchase nwiey for ewenty-four, or less, acres of land, to be repaid ln yearly installments runing over thirty years. The avowed purpose Is to break up the great estates of the landed' gentry, and ln the debates preceding the passage of the bill it was significantly pointed out I that If the landlords declined to sell, there wouldn't be any difficulty to And means to make them sell. Similarly, the war correspondents working their way about the Balkans cannot express 100 strongly their surprise at the re markably democratic spirit of all classes not only ln Greece, but also In Bulgaria, and Servla. Absolutely no trace of feudalism, or of the cringing deference to the old families or the landed pro prietors is found by them anywhere.— ; Harold Frederick to the New York Times. Your Watch on a Leather Strap Various devices for holding a woman's watch securely ln some convenient place have been tried with more or less success. The very latest fad of all Is the tiny leath er bag tag strap with a little gold buckle fastened around the belt, and from this the watch Is suspended.—New York Sun. ISIS Low at her feet I watch and dream; i She will not lift her veil; I dimly see a brow sublime And features grand and pale. And feel a mighty heart replies To all my rapture or my sighs. She is so near her breathing falls On my attentive ear; She is so far the twilight stars Shine through her mantle clear- As silent as the grave may be. And yet the soul of melody. The lotus trembling on her brow Exhales divine perfume; The mystio splendor of her smile Pervades my narrow gloom. The dearth of solitary hours She answers with a thousand flowers. Oppressed with haunting, hindering cares. My heart rebels at fate; She stoopa to me, and lo! I share Her own imperial state. I glide beyond my prison bars. And walk with her the path of atari. Forever sorrowful in death, Forever glad in birth, Her face the glory of the skies. 1 Her step the bloom, or earth- As nature's self, the pure, the free, O, lsts, 1 interpret thee! —Harper's Monthly.