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Be Just and fear not: Let all the ends tliou aims' at toe tay Country's thy God's aud Xrutli's."
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Frto ttis ng of our Cnion.
The Pilgrimage of Thoufc.
Thron-h the solemn jrates of silence.
Wont I into quiet land,
Where the aiipels keep surveillance
Over all who iu it stand.
Ia a solitude enchanted,
. Ia the holy hush of awe,
Roarued I down the ang.-l haunted
And the ar.eel guarded shore.
Aod my thought were with me ever,
Floating on the wave of mind,
Like a white ship on a river.
Or an eagle on the wind.
TVy were like to forms of beauty,
rWen iu visions of the night,
Treading everwore to duty.
Until duty seemed delight
With their eyes eo fuil of pleading
Ant their "finder, white as snow,
the moments were receding,
Pointed out the way to go.
And I followed, till the dawning
Of a hry uiidtCued
Bailed the mist that draped the morning
Of the summer of the mind.
Floating do vn a aylvan meadow,
Like a cloud in April day,
Went the sad and solemn shadow,
Followed by the sunny ray.
Twm as if had been uplifted
Curtains iu some Persian La'.!,
Where the golden sunshine drilled
Hound about and over all.
Glory ceme J to blend with glory,
Id mosaic rich and rare,
As one sometimes reudi in story,
Of a raiubowed earth and air,
Till it seemed m if my spirit
Had asunder rent its clay,
And had risen to inherit
Bliss as eudlebS as its day.
la beatitude eopcrnal,
fiiici as angels feel above,
Jo a Afae that was eternal,
It was living out its love.
How England is Warmed.
Ia noticing Lieutenant Maury's "Phybical j
GoI'hy of tl,e y8'" an English Review
thos illustrates the benefit which the climate
cf England derives from the Gulf-Stream. i
"Modern ingenuity has suggested a well
known method of warming buildings, by .
means of hot water. Now, the North-Wes- i
tern parts of Europe are warmed, in an ex-
K.ysimi ar manner uy vue u ,
TU torrid zone the farnsM, the CarAW ,
UUW1UVJU1IWI ilCiee, mo Lionet a tiv vjun
Strsam. the conducting pipe; from the banks '
of New Foundland to the shores of Europe i
i the great hot-air chamber, spread out so as
t.-i V . - . . . r-. . f i ,i II.. m tViA lt..
ot-.iir .-hamber. snread out so as
conveyed into the air chamber of mid ocean. ' !klr,. and u.aJe purple eams in
Uk.n up bv the prevailing west winds, and tlie S ln UBmw- IIrr.v.f,a,d
dpe0.el ov'er our own and other countries, mus, grew into a glorious p-alm hh.ng the
whew it is much required. i J ' e and lhu , R"mmn
Such, in short, is the influence of the Gulf 11 swelled into agrand s.ream. hat went
Stream upon our climate; that Ireland is cloth- j r,ollmoT P t!' hdN. and along the vai:eys; and
edia robes of evergreen grass; while ia the! theit was no-hmghiie it but the moan of the
i same latitude, on the American side of 8 Tn S rr'h tl'
Atlantic, is the frost-bound coast of Labra- j Tlll;,ot-' rhuvc when the choir sang th doxol
dor. In 1831. the harbor of St. John's. . 0fe'7- And Harry s brown eyes would grow
Newfoundland, was closed with ice so late in , ar. l
bt Kasou as June, yet the port of Liverpool, i as he ,of thef he would
two degrees further north! has never been tsU,P suddenly, and the old shadow and .
closed with frost in the severest winter. The ! -' would come into them, and he w ould tell
Laplander cultiva.es barelv in a latitude which ; ns tow he loved to read books, and how Mere
SWT other part of the 'world is doomed to . ,was a "range hungry feeing at his heart for
perpetual sterility. The benefit thus confer- ! knovv.eJge; and how the hungry sometimes
rtloaour country by the Gulf Stream is a ! Sro,w m!o v. Inch he could no. describe;
waukable accident in our condition. It ob- j aad Le w)t,li saJ-,!n a.to"e of K'h tom-hing.
vioaslr depends upon the Gulf-Stream of i mournful pathos, that it always brought the
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r.itm!ht -.ilv L h A Ki,h.iAn. -
vviniiiuiiir iv lB a r UII) ll(,ll( 11V n :
of the Isthmus t,f Panama to the extent of ,
t hundred fetand such subsidences have
Men place in geological times all ov er the ,
world-would allow the euaatorial current of
Atlantic to pass through into the Pacific. ',
nst.id of being reflected back te our coasts. '
Briuin wou! 1 t"ien became a Labrador, and
to be the seat of a numerous and power :
ful people."
XtTLosDOS is now the greatest city in the
world, and far surnasses alt the freat cities of
Oliauitv. (-or.iirvr ciKlvm rh. t,a,m,. ,
Ution of ancient Home in the hi 'ht of i
its ma -
"aeeoee.was 1.2dO,lK)0; Nineveh is estimat- ,
ito Ure bad 600 COO; and Dr. Medhurs'J
apposes that the nonulatutn nf IVLIn i Kmi i
2,Xi0.000. Tlie popnlati .n of London, ac-! I s hy Ler s de, hemming &:i upron for my
eorling to recent statistics, amounts to 2,500,- new doll, I told her all that Harry had said to
fT,? hsvinglxHjn added to it during' me- 1 noticed she seemed very thoughtful
the Last Un years. The census shows that ! &t"'-er is: at last I looked up. and saw she
contains 3J7.722 inhabited, and 16,389 un-' was running her fingers in an absent manner
inhabited houses. through the pan of gooseberries; and a;d.
It has been finally decided to introduce the ' "Aunt Mary, you're thinking about some
jwnoul currency alf over the United Kingdom, i thing."
The pound w iil be regained as the unit, and i She smiled her own sweet loving smile,
hidd into one thousand parts. The half and bending down, kissed my upturned fore
erown will be abolished the shilling til ty. thei bead, and said, "You have guessed rightly.
pence twenty -rive, and a new coin will be Ally. I was trying to devise some method
iniRKiueed representing live farthing, while j y hich I could send Harry Willard to
l- present farthing will be depreciated one school; but this is not so easy a matter as I
twenty. fifth in ra'iUa that is, there will be a' hy the sparkling of those blue eyes, tbat
womad to the pound sterling, instead of nine j 7ou thinli il is- Harry Wi!iard's mother was
oaadred and sixty. i not always poor, as she is now: aud she is
. ( very proud too; and uuless I could represent
. ."p" Q Peru, the Ilomish priests, having j his going ia the light of a favor done to me,
tightened the Convention into a declaration I do not thick I could obtain her consent to
3ut religious liberty, are. with their usual I this matter."
rrogaaoe. whn successful in any great plot j Butyoucan think of some way; I know
lPrS: u'na "Jht, endeavoring to punish you can. Aunt Mary; Harry so longs to go!"
tne Free Masons fer the part th y have Uken j eagerly answered; for I placed the most
gainst Church tyranny. They have present-J unbounded faith in Aunt Mary's diplomatic
1 petitioa to the Convention, praying it to ' resources.
jappress Free Masonry, and to prevent lodges j "Well. Ally, I had just thought of a plan
rocn being held. The Free Masons, in turn, i when you spoke to me, which, upon retlec
presented a bill proposing thj expulsion I tioa. appears the best calculated of any tosuc
jl th from tue country. CW. X Y. ceed, I have felt for sometime that my dar-
I ling ought to commence some higher studies
Aunt Mary and I live 1 all alone in our lit
tle coltag -. It was the quaintest old house,
with green blinds and gray gabies, th wild
vir.es toiling up its bides, with the scarlet ber
ries flashing Lka red stars among tba dark
green leaves. Then there, were two chestnut
trees tbat stood all summer before the front
l .. - - V . . ! ! f. vi K fTHfin ej ..f 10 Men
OVer their bosoms; and on either side of the
: gravf., waI5t9t harebells and daffodill made a
ruffling of gold and purple down to the little
. wicket. O. it was a happy home to me. I sit
uuui. n: iit&ia ' '
t. nnii -i mT ere, and. looKmg down
c oe mY eve
into the fair land of my memory. I see tne
! quaint gables, the great trees, and the golden
ruffling, shining clear through the light and
the darknos of the years that lie between it
j and the present.
"Just down the road I couia tee uirom
my chamber window was a red frame house,
with the moss of a half a century growing
thick on its sloping roof. The building was
considerably dilapidated; Mill, it had a cosy,
old fashioned look of a summer's moning.
when the sunshine ued to gild the eaves, and
and plate with gold the greaS weather-stained
front door.
Mrs. Willard and Harry lived in the red
house: he was her oidy sou, and she was a
widow. '1 hey were very p;or all the village
knew this; but Mrs. Wiliard managed to ob
tain a somewhat a precarious livelihood for
herself and child by taking in plain sewing;
and as she sometimes lifted Aunt Mary's
drefcsess and mine, and Harry always came
for and returned these, I became acquainted
with him.
Henry Willard was a strange boy. He did
not laugh and play as other boys of his age
do. He was only two years older than I; and
there was an air of mingled prida and timidi
ty in bis manner, a shadow on his young face,
and a melancholy earnestness in his large
dark eyes, which arrested my attention, and
awakened my sympathy the first lima that I
saw Lim.
We were both naturally shy, and so Harry
came and went many times with the little bun
dles; and I sat in a chair by Aunt Mary's
side, getting eureptitious glances of the poor
mournful face, and wondering greatly why
it was not like that of other boyj. before the
least overtures for acquaintance Were made on
either bide. But Aunt Mary, who..e heart
seemed always overflowing with kind
ness and sympathy for every human being,
bad taken a great fancy to Harry Wiliard; and
one day just as he was leaving. af:er having
discharged the commission on which his moth
er had sent him, she suddenly feaid to me,
"Alice, you had better go out with Harry,
and make a boquet for Mrs. Willard. Don't
you like flowers, Harry?"
"Yes, ma'am, very much, thank you," re
plied the boy; and then his eyes were full of
a strange, beautiful light, as be placed them
full on Aunt Mary.
So we went into the garden together, and
there we talked for the riist time, while I gath
ered mignonnette and ro.es; and Harry held
the flowers while I tied the blue ribbon around
the stems. After this our reserve wore grad
ually away, and Harry became a frequent,
always a welcome, visitor at our house. We
would sit for hours under the great restless
shadows of the chestnut trees, while he would
talk to me ia his htrango d.-tamy way of the
seemed to him like golden stairs
. u eanh;
i 1. . ill -
Grunge music Lis hear could Lear in
uio m--muMC . ...t
,tlWH mS?"'y Jt.rn.ee, aua i.ir. weu
over the
tields, and they grew green; and
tne violets
tears m my eves to liear turn "Uut, Alice.
yvu see, vve are very poor
and I cannot go
to chool: and nobody knows how
I feel;
nobody cares lor ms but mamma. Ana
wlien I would draw ,.p close to Harry, and
J. "Don't ta.k so P lease, Harry. for it makes
m fee brxi: b,dc.s u rittruV'. fr Aunt
Mary loves you, ana so uo l; and 1 know you
will grow up to be a great man, and have as
many books as you want, and study every
thing, too!"
Then Harry would lift hi face to mine, and
there would be such a glow all over it! And
his lip would quiver when he said, "Ally,
Tour words a!wnvs make me fe:el Lntry. God
bless you!" And my heart uivvays bat light
er when he satd to-e words.
But one day, when Au".t Mary was
mir over" soma gooseberri., for sapper,
! than those she is learrdng of me; but its a long
! way to the village school, and "
"And tou intend Harrv should eo too, to
lake care of mt ! O. I'm so glad. Aunt Mary!"
I interrupted, springing up and elopping my
i hands an involuntary ebullition of my fcel-
i Aunt Mary's smi'.e veriaed my remarks;
' aud at sunset, on that very day, she went
'down to the red Louse, and had along talk
'with Mrs. Willard. The fetar was just com
ing over the great hill at the side of our
i home, a single golden drop in that sea of blue,
when Aunt Mary returned, and informed me
i that her mission had been a successful one,
and that Harry and I were to enter the village
.school on the er.suinr week. O. that Monday
I moring's sun shone not on two happier hearts
ti.au Harry's and mine, when we shut the
. white wicket of our cottage home, and, hand
: in hand, took the road leading to the Tillage
' school nauin;T everv few rods to send a nii!e
or a kiss to Aunt Mary, who stool in tne front
r -n j
door, watching us with her loving eyes until
w were out of sight. Very happy were we,
too, for the next six months: very tender and
wa'ehful was Harry's care for inv; Rud very
wonderful was Harry's progress in his stud
ies, distancing alibis classmate?, and greatly
surprising the teacher, while the light beamed
more brightly, and the shadow wnt more and j After this, I. too, was ill fcr a long time wi'h
more from his face, which be would turn to j a fever; and some kind neighbors took me to
I me, and say. in his sudden, abrupt manner, j their lu.mes, and watched over me daring that
i "O. Ally. I'm very happy now!" Bat, at j long illness almost as tenderly as Aunt Mary
tho expiration of six m-nths, there came the j would Lave doiic.
darkness of the shadow of death over r.U this j My father had a widowed sister, who rsi
brigbliiej3. j ded a! the capital, and c? whom I seldom
j It was evening: Aunt Mary ?et in her old ' heard; but I know that Aur.t Mary had written
seat by the window, arn I stood by her side, : hers few days before sba lift me, although
watching the round moon as she camj slowly , sv0 jjj ji revenl to v.i the. nature of her
up the blue ridge, on either f-ide of which lay ! communication. But when I was able to sit
, the silver-Lx ped and gray-fringed clouds, Up, tb.,.v placed a letter, iri a strange hand wri
when Harry Wiliard burst into the room; and : tin , before me. It contained an invitation
! every muscle of Lis white face ft-emed to be j (I tried to think it was a I cordial one) from
working with terrible .suffering, as he sprang' aunt to make her residence ray future
to Aunt Mary's side, saying wildly. "O, please ' home. ,
1 go to her; please go to her quick, for my j The kind family with hom I had resided
j mother is dying!" I since my aunt's death were not wealthy; and
With a half-suppressed exclamation, Aunt after" m an v prophetic misgivings, 1 res,,!v
i Mary seized a shawl, and hurried after liar-, ed to accept the homo which had been offered
ry, who had rushed out of the house. ! me. I came to iho city, leader, a lonely or-
i I was all alone, with the white moon look-, phan girl, without a fileiul outside the little
ing in at t'ne window, and plating with silver j village which it almost broke niy heart to
! the backs of the chairs; and in the half dark leave, liut tL? pmu J mansion whose tall
' ness a great fear came over me. I could not ; tone front looked down coldly and sternly
j endure the stillness aiid the ghostly moonlight; Upori me when I ascended the broad steps, ar.d
so I seized my uouuet, and f (Lowed my Aunt ; ganCed up at it tor the Cist time, was no home
Mary as rapidiy as my trembling limbs would j to Ul(J. 1 o0u perceived, that my aunt, and
peran.. her two f.ur, haughty daughters, regarded
I shall never cease to remember the scene me as an unwelcome dependent upon their
which presented itself as I entered the red ; bounty, whom it would in no wise avail their
house. Mrs. Willard was sitting in a chair interest to reco0nize; aud sometimes I wished
in one corner of the long, old fashioned 1 tj1!it I was lying under the willows, close, O.
parlor, her head resting on Aunt Mary's j so very close, to Aunt Mary! May God for
bosom, who was striving to wipe away the ;Vc me! for I was very wretched,
current of blood which issued from her white (
lips. Harry's words were but too true: his "Then. Julia, you are sure we may depend
mother was dying of a sudden hemorrhage at ' UpOQ Lis honoring our soiree 'with "his pres
the lungs! Bui onca the dim eyes ncloei, i esue?"
and the cold fingers moved convulsively. ' "Perfectly se, Annie. Mr. Lee. who is,
'Hairy'." ga-ped the dying woman, as the j voa know, Lis most intimate friend, says wo
boy burried bis head, with a heart-broken sob, j may rely upon Lira for next Tuesday, though
in her lap. "I am going home. O God, forget; pe had to refuse several other invitations to
not thy covenant with the fatherless!" Again accept ours. How he is fried and worship
the cold ringers moved convulsively amid his i ped every where: I'm sure I shall be grateful
brown curls; there was a faint eigh; the head; t() Mr. Lee forever. And Annie. I'm rt-solv-
1 1 ! .' - 1 T. . .... . ...
icanea more neavuy on .-mill Aiary nairy ;
' Willard was motherless!
Two days later they buried Mrs. vVilhtr
1 It was a pleasant autumn day. and the winds '
; si L?d through the tangled grass in the church-.
! yard, and the sunbeams glinted brightly along
the marble, where Harry s mother was iaid
down to that slumber which no sunlight could
I ever waken. Poor Harry! He did not weep
then; but he stooil there, his whole frame
: quivering like a wind-broken bough, when
the clods rattled on the coffin.
There was a corner in that same church-
yard to which Aunt Mary and I glanced oft-
en through our tears: for tru r. under ihoei
uroeui:ig wiuos, nun ii.eii niu.c iuiiiuj io,li- ;
rihinMiif Wl iitt R'ltn t!.-ir tf h:ilLlN I.) -1- '
ed down over their hearts, my father and i
.. ..... . , ...... -
; mother was sleeping that sleep which kn vs j
no earthly waking. j
We could i.ot dissuade Hairy from s!ep-
ing at the houe "just down the load:" but 1
1 Le j assed at our cofaje most d the week i
subsequent to his mother s death.
: calmer every day; but nouo who
the boy's sad eves could doubt of t
lie grew :
1-u ke 1 iu ;
.e ' htmt-1
ache" beneath them. On ' nurning be cam
over as usu.tl, and told my aunt that ho had
resolved to leave the village, now that he had !
' no relatives ( how his vi ii.e trembled!) to i
keep him there
It was all useless trvin' t dissuade r.ini..n,i,H iK9.,m of mr heirt. rs T 1
' from this, for the buy's heart was set on go- J
ing; and he said he had lain awake, in the
! loneliness and darkness of the red house,
' thinking how he would carve out his own
fortune. So a last Aunt Mary ceased
i her verbal opposition, and set herself shout
preparir? the bov's wardrb for his ivarii-y,
i ar.d disposed to the best advantage o his
s mother's simple furniture.
It was an October Eiomins;. The great
fruit-laden branches were dipping downward. '
... . ,1' ...... ,
i a-most wit.un our rea;h, when Harry ihard '
( arid I stood under them for the last time
; 1 i wm not qtteiorgetme, ilarry, 1 said. .
' wi!owin? down the sob that was in mv i
! . tt t . , ;
- l i . i . .i n i.cu ?v;i, .. ... i,t , ouu ' l l
w iuinins sometimes-oi tne vu.aje sccooi i
and the garden, and the old trees where yo;
used to st won't voa?"
"Forget voi. Ally!" and Lis arm was
drawn around my waist, and the brown eye?
looked eames'iy. almost reproachfully, i:-.to
imir.e "you, whom I love bitter than any-'
booty in the wona, now mamma is gone: U. ap tbe winding stairs to my chamber, I would
1 Ally, I shall be lying under the grass, as deep ' t jrT mv face Tn mv Lands ar. I weep. And
j and as still as she is this pleasant morning. sometimes 1 thought of him lor whom all this
, before I can forget you, and Aunt Mary, and : beauty and chivalry were ai.bled; and then
j all your kindness to me. a poor little, lather-' j v. uiLld wonder if', amid U that homage and
j less, friendless boy! Ally, I bav passed my i adulation, Lis heart would not grow mournful
j happiest hours with you; and now, won't you, a moment, were be to know tLa under that
j give me one of those long curls tbat Las laiu , Verv same roof, a Vc-ken-hearted orphan girl
j for years against your cheek? And 1 will ' ws sitting, with no compaciou but her mem
1 place it on my heart; and it will keep it always ' or"!es and cer tears!
! warm for ycu. Don't cry. Ally, dear!" lor At last I grew ery uneasy, and siaiag there
! the tears were dripping down my cheeks as I i-.h my head leaning oa my Lands. I fell
j took Aunt Mary's gardeu-seissors. which she ; asleep, and dreamed I was sitting with Aunt
( had inadvertantly left on a rustic bench under . Mary bv our old cottage window once more.
I the tree, and severed the tress. "I'll come It must" have been very late when I awoke,
i back to you when I've grown to be somebody ' for I could hear the company slowly getting
t you'll be proud of;" and his form dilated. np from the dining ball into ihe parlors; and
"But hark! there comes the stage, and Aunt ! remambering the isk wbk-h ray coasia Lad
Mary is calling:' and the tears trickled on 1 assigned me, I seized a light" and hurried
his lashes as he ran toward the house. "Good-1 down tlic back stairs into the dressing-room.
by. Ally!" ) It presented m a scene of almost hopeless
"Good-by. Harry!" confusion; but I had at last succeeded ia ar-
We stood under the small vine-wrap ped ' raniug the girmtn's s. thi ther would
j portico, and he kissed me twice, aad then ran readily be recognised bv the owners', when I
tastily toward the gate, for the driver was ' heard footsteps steadily approaching the door.
i late and cross. I beard Jibe rumbling of
j wheels, and saw through my tear the ftc-at-
lag 01 a harKlKercr.ief ; and tiarry v iuard was
gone, and the rei houe "down the road" was
Eight years had passed since that morning
when Harry Willard and I murmured our
tearful farewells under the vine-wrapped por
tico. They Lad not been ail bright years to
me: there was a great shadow trailing through
the later one, until this was lost, swallowed
up in darkness the darkness of death!
Our home, our darling cottage -home went
first. The former owner cf the place was a
h-ird m::. and the bill of sai" was lost; so it
fell into his hands. Aunt Mary struggled
! very hardly to bear up under this blow; but
it was a very heavy one. leaving the Ivme of
: her fathers; and after it she- always smiled a
i sad, heart bioken smile, that brought the tears
; into mv eves, and said, "U id.' wiil be done!"
ller health, which had been failing her for
' along time, gave way at lt. There came
another au'umn day, and the wind sighed
through the tangk-d" grass of the church-yard,
aud the sunlight" glinted along the white mar
ble, iust as it had done iaa day far down in
my mem rv, when they laid Aunt Mary
I der the Wiilows to sleett!
ed that our soxree shall r.e the most trihiant
of the season. S distinguished a guest cer
tainly demands an extra effort on our part.
peai- ,ne Alice. I had quit
An,i the tone an 1 the gianc
e foriXut-teri voul
ce which accompau-
' ied this remark w; n
jjj'.e evidence that the
i remainder was ativti.ing rmt arri-e,io:' to my
j cousin. "Of course, j ou won't think of en-
teriag the parlor eo ne..t Tuesday evening.
' the society ti.eie will be so very unlike any
1 thing to whi li you have been accustomed in
that little out c-t'-the-woild village that you
i would find r-urs-elf sdly out of idace. Then
,u.re j4 a young distinguished orator to be
.iresen-, about vT iiom the fashionable world is
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iiv, IIO 111 tO.-.-. ...IVi w J I UUI.1H fc
jie'VV ill 'Csta:
f.,,nrsf .vnec us U
rrenBtiuii to hiiu. Bat
you cHn msk
o'.'.rSeU USPltJl
rvants wiil
in Some vray, I
be vary busy;
.ill arrive I, ou
dare say. The
;in i Svff 1 r t'i:, e
iRx0 ti,c
u-p.itiy L-ivk
dressiiiil M
ana arrange
! owners peed
i:i i .i.'iitiiViii '
t):t! cloaks and
at :
not have so much
them as they did at cur List party. I
look forward with dread to that finale
i! ways
f con-
I bowed my head, and left the room, for the
(.ars were c-'Viiti
iii l 1 woiiid not teat they
O. Auot Murv! An-'l
eh-nil-l Pee t'.eiiil
Marv! if ma couid see you
-7 throbbing head ,a the' arras I vrsrr.e.l
t-varether on the tatie. Ar.a tsien 1 wsuiveu I
would 'etarn ag;i; to my viitag home, tbo
all the hght l ad g ne out of it. Nuw n,y
health, which I had n -t g-il !!! when I cr.r.'j
to my aunt's was res-oied, I
estaMishar. ia:.i:.t -m-V isi r;y .-'
f r A;;n: Mary's t . Lc the sj
aid me ia this matter.
ught 1 o-.' 1
! 1 hon.-. and
. .:.: wo-!d
I ' -.si c i. T.. r. . " r V
, ..". , .
bcr. at one. er-f i r - ; e
the h jnT ... an;i v,
rarab;,ni Q cariI l wl
' " it-i.e c:-'.ui-
t.vti, I Coul I .t i:T
iv. v feet, i-i 1 the
a- .r,ey drew uo
e, I knew, the
UiiS t sllrery
. u. i.Vi.i'-rouu,
f in
tnc d w
, i ; ... . ,,
ct.anueiiers vvcie p
Ay.-.oW l;i
U. ili the.
, aaa flowing over tatr you- g nrows, ana wind
ing through the nagets tat drooped ar;und
t!:era. 1 "thought of the light-hearted girls
there of my own a;e; aad 1 nvid them not
their li3ppiHc, n-. r lacir ic..t , nnt the love
nat was deniea to me; an
a swe', 0f rich "laughter would come ripplinc
'and vainly looked round to find some mode of j
: egress. I
"You did well, Lee, to sninggl? me out of
; the room as tou did; but necessity knows not
i tne law of couventionaiisms, and must hur -
; tj off without taking leave oi my hostess and
;her daughters. "Here are our hats; lucky
we've found them!"
i ' I stood in one corner with the light in my
hand, so the ;entlemrr did not observe me: 'read of the daughters d a pov,-it":.l prince
and I was internally congratulating myself drawing tlte water with their vii handsv tmi
'. on Uiis, when the younger of the men. who ' washing the tineliitcn ? their re.rectiv.' f.nu
j ha-1 previously spoken, turned again, saying. ; ilics. Tiic celebrated I.ucreiia iise! to spm
j "Wait a moment; I pat my c?.r.e in this cor- in the midst of heraitemlar.ts. Xccdle-we-ik
ner, and had well-nigh forgotten it. Madam! ; and the care cf houschc LI nfi'.irs wit tl.e oc
He paused suddenly, for he had discovered : ciipstbm of tueens and Prinec-cs. B -t t'u
I luted mv eves and the light teh lull on
his features, and we stood there face to face, in household or doiupvtie Uhor henco v
One glance yet another, intense, breathless, see young Indies affecting to cttWu-e rvtrv
into those brown deep eyes, that were fastened thing connected with f ho tToust hold arrange
eagerly, wonderingly on mine and then 1 monts, or the art of culinary preparations
knew him. Time had moulded the cantour the result of which is, i:.d, douce v.idUer
cf the pale hov-face into early manhood, and fascinating coils avor.nd theta, they si cud
softened and deepened the light ot those won-. their tunc in ii..vcl reading, friviouiics.s,
derous eyes; but I knew they were Harry vain amusements r si!Iy conversation, while
; Wizard's. the mother. t..-i!-wi.ni and weary, hears the
; "Alice!" ; burden alone which should be shared by her
' "Harry!" t : thankless daughters. There is uotl.u.g ua-
Ti.e words came involuntary to the li;-- cf lady-3:kc or inoi'sisu iit vith true reiiue-
both: and then, with that voice, the memories n ent and education in attending to the wants
of other days rushed darkly over my heart, : of a fan.il-
and the tears I could not restrain brimmed i The details of housc:kcepin"- ;.r? of na
over my eyes. He inadj a sign to Mr. Lee, endless variety, and it has l,-en truly M.id,
' who stood staring from or.-.' to another, to ; " oinan's work is never uei.e.-' 3hs. Si
leave us, say ing, "I will join you scon." And gourney says that no '-.,i.iilii having chaige
then he came close to me. and patting away of a family vlli need res.. if to calisthenics,
, the curls from my forehead just as ho had jumping the rope, ov.tosslc.g grace hoops for
, done in olden time, he said "Alice, mv sweet exercise. The sphere of the faithful Luinc-child-angel,
what has brought you here? Look keeper is full of care, for if she does not pci
up, darling, and tell me." , form all the labor herself, she must superin-
But I did not look up, and could not have tend and see that it is rightly done; and here
seen him if I had, for my blinding tears; but let me urge upon mothers the imparlance "f
I laid mv head on his arm, while he drew the 1 early teaching iLeir children to bt Industrie
, other around me, and I said, "Harry, our old ou iiist to help tlicn.telvcs, and then to
i home is gone, and Aunt Mary is dead, and I help others. They will thus i'eil the pha
! am here alone, friendless, aud very wrdtch- sure cf industry, and also have the Lappini ss
ed." of assisting to lift the burden from the shoitl-
"But friendless no longer Alice," he an- . dors oi the mother: she. will at the sau.e ti.r.c
swered, in his deep, thrilling tones. "Did you have more lei.-ure. tor the cultivation of her
think I could forget you you whose memory -iniad, and he a bio to devote son.c t.-.ucto the
has dwelt as constant ia my heart as the dark mental culture of Ler children. We are not
. - i i- ii ... .i'.i i I,. -,.
brown curl vou gave me nas risen ana la.ie-a
with its every pui-ati n since. llaih. tney
have discovered n:y absence, and I mas' leave
you. Alice say nothing to any one of this t:..u; on the contrary , we tear that it it the
meetiug; I will come to you again. V hen la.ih t.i' th- mother who negaeets ceunstantlv
shall you be alone?"
Ta-morrow evening," I sa.d, recollecting
that my aunt and cousins wer - engaged at
that time- "After then I shall be alone."
"Farewell till th.en."
H bent down his lips to my forehead, and
; the next moment l was aiotie aioue, out no nay, we win say moot oi our tanner s wives
longer wretched. lead they not only perform the part of cook,
It was evening again; there was a deep chambermaid, wash-woman, seamstress, dai
hush in the stately parlors, and a single lamp ry maid, ccc, but actually feed the pigs, saw
poured forth its soft dim light over the mas-1 the, wood, make the fires, yes, ai;d even
sive furniture and among the georgeous flow- black husband's boots if he should happen
ers of tiie carpet, as I stole softly into them, . to take fl notion to jo t town. "Now, thi is
1 . 1 --.-.1.1 . .. , .1 , . Tl - 1-. , 1 ,
ana awai-eu, w ua i.cuti uaeus a, 4'V
alarmed mo, tae coming of Iiarry mard.
1 did not keep a long watch tbat night, la
a iifie wane we were seated togeti.tr in one
'of ihe dim alcoves of the great room; my
hand was lying in his, and 1 was telinig him
the story of the years since we parted. It
was m mournful history, and the tears often
ci.oked it, and sobs close 1 many a paragraph.
At last I concluded it with the relation of the
' previous night's suffcringi, of ti e unkind
words my cousin had spoken, and my won-
doting if even the great orator, whose name I
did not know, would not have felt a momenta-
rv pang for my sorrows.
1 ' There wa along silence after I had said
' this, but at last Harry broke it. ''Alios," be 1
said, and there was a look in the eyes that he I
Lent on me that brought the lids over mine
while the world
has been dealing thus La
Iv with vou, it lias been verv kind to me, after
a vear or two of l.ar:1 s ru
- A
which it
Lave vou
ma'ters not now to talk of
f-r 'ot ten the words that I said to
voa unaer
t'..: old pear tree the morning that wa parte
'I I ve voa better i;ua any
ne m tne worid.
-a. n
i the heart of the ma.i echoes to-night the
words of the by.
with a true, char.
Alice, rav beautiful, love.
'?, my firs', tnd my
ha,:, during all the long years of our separa- ? - 1:1 a '':e
i -.n.wUty OuUke thiriovc. will vou be my vond ti.e grron ( . ; ar.d have no reve
- ' renee far laO'is of human manufacture. Inga-
I could :;'! make I 'm answer i r r.iy tears;
'aut I laid both my ban Ja in hfc, nr.d h? was
"They have c-cnl ;'ryouio comedown to
ha parlor, ilUs, ia agre-rt hurry," tald a ser
.ant, putting her Lead into my ro .m the next
.s r.n nj, while I sat there dr-m;ng f llar
; v.
Wondering crest ly what my auat and cous
ins could want, I tiescer.i'ed -to the parlor; but
I heard my auf s-ny. as I entered, "I am ecu
o j -nt, Mr. Willard, you will n t f.nd this p r
;i the one of whom yru are in que?'; and
themisiahe 1 your intormatioii wiil probably
be owing to tiuir sin.iiany of names."
d young ladies, to present to you Alice
-Vlemia, n:y affianced bride!"
Never shall I frirot the look of n. ladled
urjri-.e and consternation which settled over
. J , , . , iat:d was maie ai.er tne water, ana commonly
lurry were k.i t.tere. As oou as t.e latter it u a ert.at bird which eomes u out of the
aw me. he ruse, too my it and, and, leactr.g dep.Ls'of the tea in pursuit of a grain of corn,
uptotheno, said, "Permit me, mslsm, Th r.-nw extinct abori-ines f iHa We.; Tn.
. ay aunt s and cu ... s lea.uros as tt.ey hear- lw Zealancers incline to the original water
n:s declaration. Hp. thesis; and perhaja tcieace unJeroea
"Why didn't roa U" u, Alice? Why their cosmogony. In the Pacific the most re
lilu't you tell u?" they simultaneously ejac-1 cent crca'ions of geological forces are very
' -dated; and then a light began gradually to' abundant ia the coral islands, which one can
lawn on my mind. I looked at Harry, and, almost see growing out of the ocean, and it
'he mischievous light that filled Lis eye cor- i possible that the observation ef this proccsj
b.j.-ated my suspicions. lie was the "dls- may Le the groundwork of their cosmogony,
inguished orator" in whose honor my cons--This is the story tbat they telL
i ns' soiree had been given. O, I shed proud! ' "Mawi came down from Leaven and wan
ad Lacpy tcarj before thera aid when I knew dered about over the sea until Le found a rock
! , j which then n se where now the northern Ls-
1 My haughty relatives never recovered from land, Ikar.a Mawi. lies. Here Le stc-nped,
' e mortification which Harry's : revelation and set down to fish, and as Le could find ao
ave them; but the prestige of my relationship better bait for his hook. Ls kCled the two
, vas discovered too late, though I was verla-i children which his wife Hiaa had bora Lim
'en with attention and caressed for the re- and took their jaws. The right eye cf cue of
aaining few days of 127 sojourn wiih them, thtca was changed into the morning star,
' larry and I were married the next week at which is called Jialariki, and the right eye of
as friend's, Mr. Lee. Where his old home the other was also taken to heaven, where it
nee stood, ane Grecian villa now rises: the is still shining, tl evening star, ReveahiaLi.
. ; olumbine wraps, ks balconies, and tba bon-: One day now, while Mawi was fishing with
ysuckle iu portico, aad at nightfall Harry and the jaw of his eldest son he felt a noble bite.
' wander through the long garden-aisles, aad , He tried fr a long time to poll the thing out
: he stars look down upon us with the same of tie water, bathe culd not. He supposed
, irAhn that tbey wore in our childhood, and it roust be some sea-monsltr; so he fastened
J vry's eyes are filed with their o'i light as hk line to the bill of a dove, and then breath
Isan ya Lis arm. aud we Uik about, the old : fed ba strengtii iuvO the dove. The bird arose
' tlays, and the old Loum "just down tha r&id." ia iLe air and drew oat ef (h deep a maw
1 rcia the Ioiiana Fruier.
As a Republican peopl. it should ever be
our ami to stista.n the u'xuitv of Lnx r. JDo-
: m-st labor is cu.ct dated to tr"iuote the
( health of both body and mind. Especially
; was it accounted honorable iu ohlt-u times,
1 when Lu
os ci hiiili ran
i ii l rreiit
! tion often enr-isred hi LouscLcut I
r. We
tcnilencv of the
a contempt tor useful
.occupation. esp.-ciaKv for fe.malto to e.i-e
one oi rnose w;io i:eiievo t!;at a uictasie t...r
u( hold industry i tl-
iniraent.ite i
!y ciiltiv, t 1 ndnd or a liberal ednca-
to i:m:"-ie domestic knowledire with iiitelloc
tual cnitiv ation. It is not that our daughu :.,
have been too highly educated, hut that it
has tii-1 -.eenjudieiouhJy mingled with instnic-
n m don:
stic labor. V, e have becnpiaa-
ed to see the life of drudgery which some,
UJ1 , ?' , lniin v'u ' rc;Ui-v Uas a HU"
core h-y.. and respect for Lis wife, will lay
sain tun ueus upon ner, uegrfaumg ner to the
ciiuuiri on oi a gaiiev-a.ave. iet everv iar-
mcr surround himself with those comforts and
conveniences that will be calculated to facil
itate ;n.d lighten her In Lor, and try to bear
ia mind that wonwn has not the muscular
stren-'th to endure Lardshios, as the sterner
sex. Continued hard laoor and mcestant
tod vvdl make Ler prematurely old. Then
ass far as possible, preserve Ler ygiith and
health for the cultivation of Ler mind, and
instruction and training: of her children, ar.d
' you will be rewarded by the sunshine of her
' bWet?t a,lu fneerful Pinile in your dwelling.
I'ruis Lifts lUuitrit!.
Itli?;ion nnil Language i t v. i-ealaniJ.
1-1. Cl juvet, a French m:s.sionary who spent
the three years from IG-J3 to 184Q among the
natives of Ii'ew Zealand, Las, at the pressing
solicitation of his friends, just given to the
world the re ul; of his ob.-ervatioi.s in ta'o
thin volumes. We here for the first lime leara
something ;.n:te in relation to the religion of
the aborigines cf Xct Zealand, wi.iah Las
h.T.tofoie been (: ui rail j fuppostd to coiralst
ci i.oti.mg more than taboj-v.or-Li:. Ib
wo had that these cannibals believe ia
est among their div initios sttnd three brothers,
anil, jsiaw.potiiii, ai.j it-hi, tiie creators of
the wold that, 2'-w Zealand. Two jen fe
ral classes e f 'ra-ditiuiiS of crtaon a:e louad
among batbarutu itauons one in which wa
ter is created lirst, and then land, and the oth
er in which this priority i itversed. These
two r.!as:e have been a' ti touted to differences
iu the geological formation of the countries;
but it would teem that ti e tradi-.ious of taiba
loas nations could not be eld enough to i
moant to geological periods, and that it wou; 1
be do.ng them aitoge her too mu jh honor to
suppo.-e that they are the debris of an ancient
science. Most of the c saiogonic tra ii-:ioa of
t..e orta Ame.-icai inaians teac-1. that the
dies supposed, oa the contia'V, that their Is
lands were formed by a partial drowning of
the con
tlncnt, the overflow leavinir only the
mountains and highlands uncovered. The
.... - 0 - -
stous fish. This was to be Naw ?
As soon as he rose above the water the 0h-er-god
and Lis brothers leaped upon Lim.
trnsf.irm..? tr..-v ba'M 1 2 i. j - . j
jit. Afrerward. as thev were waikin-r about
j the shore- for Pleasure.'thev made plains, and
s bills, and mountains, and valvs L.I
el tl.cm with grass, and tries, and living
it trigs. During one of these promenades
Mawi saw fire for the first time. He thought
u very beautiful, and put ont his hand to take
hodofit. And it burned hi tinruN iK
j he could not bear it, aad he rushed down into
I the sea. Straightway he came back laden
; with brimstone, out of which the volcanoes
grew. Ma wiporiki and Maki shared tlie labor
: raid the ikas of their brother. Taki made
the first man out of elay, ar.d when he died he
was carried away to heaven on a spider's web
and his eve w'chaaged iuto the South Po
flaretar." ! I a these tlrreot principnl Unties, aids the
pious missionary, and in the way in which
' the lirst man and New Zealand, which before
it hs arrival of Europeans wax thought to be
the universe, were created. c: can reeog.
mre a disjointed fragment of an original rcve.
hition. especially tlie dogma of the Trinity
and the creation of the world and of Adam."
s Cc33oi.nG. Somebody 1 the politeness
i t inform his fel.ow m -a as follow.
Vou'l! s? furgottten, i itj iehtt
Uy j ir.ouj whotr nnj t fc.irrow
i ov tit n. a th un i.-it .ii .
.hn thin-j a nc-ir on;- lh morrow,
1 lT,( 4iilha ljacimik ; ch
I !. .. rf j'jmj iiu s.-i.oot-i i lot spjiteaiboi;
loi -ton. 1 1 Km nitMi f eh,
V ii .-h ill m.-n bn' ooaj re tne near.
t'e-Ln I-'ket ate t!i avenues to death of multi
tudes ev. ry yearit, Li a sign cl imperfect cireu
.t:on. t.r want of vig r of rosstitutiou. Xo ona
an be well, whose feet are habitually cold. When
she biooJ is equally dJi-;rw:ed tt-verv part of the
i,:uj.-. iLe.e i, general g-od l.eeith.- lf there be
ess blood uf e.;.y one poiut thaa is natural, thert
i is coldness; am! not only so, there must be more
.thai h, i.i.tu.a! at wn othir part of the system,
(a:d theie is L ver, thj,t Ls, nmiaturul heat "or op
' v.ie.-,n. In the cia-i ef cold feet, the aeionnt of
j t .M) ! witm!f there, eolhctj M s.-m; part of the
boily which Lp)Hiis to t ie weakest, to be the
:--,i.-r ul,h to throw up a barricade against the in
: ni.-' ing enemy. Hence, r.licu the lungs are t ha
!-tskt,-?. tiie Hood rath -iv thw in thej-Lape ! a
: c..';iiaiua cu.b, or s;.ttj;:j.' blood. OWgymeu and
. ot-er puo..i- ers tad Icers, by improper ex
posiires cfteu renJcr the thro it the weakest part;
to won c.-dd !U't plve l.oark'r.ess or a raw burning
, feeling, "-ot f.-'t at the little hollow at the bottom
j of the nee!:. Ta others, a?bin, ubose bowels ar.?
tbrctirr'i nver-eating. e.r drinking Pirituoia
aijaor cold feet givt s various cgrecs ofdera;- -;e-t
"eiit, iros.i veiuuion leoseuesd up to diarrhceu or
liyslntory ; and :m we might f?o tla-ocsh the wLole
j body; but for the present tLij is tuSjcient for ii
j lustration.
! yo1-" f !3 we'd, let yourself aiono. Bat to t'uoie
1 wbo.-e.feet are irolii.ed to bo cold we suggest
As froon as you get cp in the morning put both
Te t ut occs in a bain of cold water, so as to coru-j
1 f. W"J UP tl"? Wikles; keep thera iu half a m'n
it.te in wii.fc--, a tahtute or tvn-o in samrner, rabbin?
; iieni visrorou
coLveticut, i.. cold w.-ather. until every part f
, the fl.ot .Ii is c.s dry as )oar Land, then put oa
yottr Ft-jok-" or jtociaajri;.
Un jf c o- to bed .t r.i;;lit, lraw o.T your Bttici:
ii.jjs aad ho!J the feet to the the for ten or G.-'tee.i
minutes mail dry, and get into bed. This id a moat
pleasant it eration, aud faiiy repayB for the tr.nii.lo
of it. No one can .leep '.'.'ell or "refreshingly t.iih
colu All Iadlti.s and hunters sleep with tb o
iee! ' ) ihe .'lie.
Nov-r t!,-p f,-oin the l,..-d -.hh you- naked f.et
tn an uncarpeted Ooor. I Lane known it to be
t ; ex.'in.i-r cause of aiotilLa of iihies.
Vear woulen, Cot'.xi -r tllk stoaki.ngs, wl.'.jl.
fe vt r keep year feet the wait conform table; da i..,t
Set the txpenence of another b your frai', fr
u. liferent persons require dllierent articles: what ii
good for a percou wh-e f-et are uataraiiy d-mp,
c-i-.m-t be pood for on a whose feet are alw'ays Cry.
Tic; donkey who Lad his bftjr of rait lightened by
s v-mminsr u riv.-r, advised Lia compatiion who wa
1) i I d il-jwn wiih a pack cf wool ta do the Sitae,
a i 1 hai injr i J trtor sen.e tbri a man or woxar,
1 '. p'c; d in, and in a momrnt'the wool ubsorhiag
t .: .. -t r, i.icreas.jd the barh-n maay fohL and
r; h:-n to thi b-jitaa. Hulls Journal nf
A Vp.knxzyi. This most'ex paisite utte
rance from the heart tf Ifrs. Barret Brow n-
I'-t to ni- ny Parlor, Ijw tin! st a!;
,".oi ....1 .lttji'us ssi.i ml. S low,
'.- , i f -nr i:.-i S'j'.:, and ji S tbea So.
re ti- t missed Ly.vjy tut' rat,
- 1 1
. i . j.
ii ire a tj 'A .-j m ttiy f-.-ef
at fn...i-a r,m ray nr.n! h -ti.r,
7 t , !i ' nii&i a c'r-r-i, w.,i. I i
a f-ftLy hv'.nji' v .-vto;.t -1 a
rminctit c'.-t':on th) in - - It'j
5 ti.s ? -, of losing Jtxaobl-'d
" .. Ur.f "rs-ki tha w; -v! f erm rs
't t ia -U-- i by m:.ihuT't iu tb,
' - h r' - '..; - l.y-i,
. f.:. , , ... fnft re.
It I.r
ST A tub of butter, v.eighing about two
' ou.ndred poands, was recently discovered
'everal feet beneath the surface of the earth,
at Yv msteifrU, C'aueca. ..nt. The pot npon
wi ic'a it was fjund Lad teen occupied, some
twenty y ar be 'ore, by a country store, and
ihe supposition is that the butter has remained
, buried all ti at ti-ne. The cask was partially
( decayed, bat its coiilents were sweet, aal
without any unpalatable taint or flavor.
. . , m
ZcST" Ti-s Secretary of tha InU-rior, ia his
report to the Pre-ddent, rays: "Since the 1st
iof January lat, there Lave been issued up
iwardof eighteen hundred patcnts.and within
the year the number will probably reach two
jthouand. This is the result of thcjuJieiom
and excellent system that has been adopted,
land which enables the ofUcs promptly to ex
j amine and dispose of every applicatioa that is
! A. Eronson, of Mead vide, Penn.,
j says, from fteen years exptrlenee. he finds
j that Indiaa meal poultice, covered with young
j hyson tea, aad softened with hot water, and
: laid ever bums or frozen fie-n, as hot as can
J be borne, will relieve the pi:a in ve minutes.
1 If blisters have nat ansen before, they will
j cot ftr it is put on, and that one poultice is
generally snnicientto tliectatmre. -
LisP'TLe Keokuk Times, of December 27 tb.
says tl a, the press of business at the Fort
Dod;e Land OtSce lad compelled theoEcers
to close the office for three-weeks, to enable
them to get up the books. Ia six weeks they
Lad sold ov er 200,000 acres . of land with
warrants, and received for eash sales over
81 50.0OO.
The "editor of the . 5e w York Mirror
was shown on Monday, 24th nit, an pal
brea-pit, set ii "a circle of diaTnotxda, fo bs
given to a ladv as a Christmas prc&aat, whitb
cost between 4,000 and ti000.

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