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Diftt-ontcnt. : - Two boats rocked on the river. In the shadow of leaf and tree; One was in love with the harbor; One was in love with the sea. The one that loved the harbor The winds of fate outbore; Bnt held the other, lonping. Forever against the shore. The one that rests on the river. In the shadow of leaf and tree. With wistful eyes looks ever To the one far out at Bea. The one that rides the billow Though sailing fair and fleet, Looks back to the peaceful river, To the harbor safe and sweet. One frets against the quiet Of the moss-grown, shaded shore; One sighs that it may enter That harbor nevermore. One wearies of the dangers Of the tempest’s rage and wail: One dreams, amid the lilies, Of a far oft snowy sail. Of all that life can teach us There’s naught as true as this— The winds of fate blow ever. But ever blow amiss. THE JUIMiE'SADVENTIiRE. Judge Crane of New York was a very eccentric man. He was very wealthy and was highly respected for his public and private virtues, espec ially for his charitableness to the poor; but he always dressed in a plain garb, and would hardly ever wear an overcoat, whatever might be the state of the weather. On the morning ot the day on which the court was to begin, the judge set out before light and walked •lowly on, through the hail, rain and snow, to the appointed place. On arriving at Poughkeepsie, cold and wet, he walked to a tavern, where he found the landlady and her servants were making great preparations for the entertainment of the judges, lawyers, etc, The judge was deter mined to have some sport, and in a pleasant tone addressed the landlady. “ I have no money,and was obliged to come to court, and I have walked through this dreadful Btorm more than twenty miles. I am wet and cold, dry and hungry. I want some thing to eat before the court be gins.” The landlady put herself in a mag isterial posture, and put on a counte nance of contempt. “Very well,” said she, “I will give you some cold victuals, if you it i I'M n m n j—jjH *.j Jißi l1 1 and split three armfuls of wood, and bring it into the kitchen, where the servants want to make a good fire to dry the gentlemen’s great coats when they come; and after you get your victuals I want, you to go away.” After some trouble the judge se cured a cold bite, and then the land lady told hint to be off, as she need ed the fire to dry the gentlemen’s great coats and umbrellas by. “ And among the rest, she said, we expect Judge Crane.” “Judge Crane,” said the judge, “ Who is Judge Crane?” “ The circuit judge,” said she, “one of the supreme judges, you old fool!” “Well,” said the judge, “ 1 will bet a goose that Judge Crane has cot had, and will not. have a great coat on his back, or an umbrella over his head this day.” “ You old goose,” said she, “ 1 care uothing for your bets. Eat and be oil', I tell you! Judge Crane is to be here, and we’ve no room for you.” “ I don’t care,” said he, “one rye straw more for Judge Crane than I do for myself, atnl it has got to be so late that if he has to come at this time of the day, he would bo more likely to go direct to the court house and stay ulttil dinner-time, than to go to any tavern; and if business were very urgent he would be likely to stay even from dinner. I know something about the old codger, and some people say he is a rusty, crusty, fusty old fudge.” “ Pretty talk, indeed,” said tho landlady, “ about the supreme judge.” “ I tell you,” said the judge, “Judge Crane is not the supreme judge; and even if he were, he is no more fit to be the supreme judge than I am.” “ Well, now be off with yourself,” •aid she. When the judge withdrew, the landlady anxiously looked after him for some time as he walked steadily on toward the court house, suppos ing him to be some poor man sum moned up to court as a witnesß, or •omc culprit, *or Jvagabond, who might give her further trouble in time of courts, and expressed to her servants a desire that they would see that he did not disturb the gentle men and the judges who might put up there; while some of the girls de clared that if he did come, they would use some of his own expres sions which he used respecting Judge Crane. “ Let me see,” said one, “ rusty, crusty.” “ Yea, and fusty old fudge,” says another. When the dinner was announced, the court not being thronged, was immediately adjourned, and the day being stormy and cold, the judges and lawyers poured into the sheriff’s tavern, where they were sure of good fare—all except Judge Crane — who walked to a store and purchased a valuable shawl, and put It into his pocket on the iuside ot his coat, then iie walked quietly to the tavern. While he was thus detained tire landlady entered the dining-room and earnestly inquired if Judge Crane had come in. The answer was: “ Not yet, madam, and perhaps lie may not come.” The landlady, who was anxious to pay the highest respect to the su preme judge, retired to the kitchen not a little chagrined and disappoint ed. In the meantime the judge had arrived, and being, at proper times, very social, and at all times fond of cheering the minds of those present, he began to make some pertinent re marks, and to tell some lively anec dotes, calculated to convey good morals, which kept the whole com pany in a continued roar of laughter. At this instant one ot the waiting maids entered the room to inform the gentlemen that they might sit down to dinner. She did her errand and hastened back to her mistress with the tidings that the old.iusty fellow with the broad brimmed bat on was right in among the gentle men, talking as loud as he could, and all the judges and lawyers were laughing at him. 1 “Then go,” said she, “and whisper 1 to the old man and say that I wish him i to come directly down to the kitch- < en.” 1 The errand was done accordingly, i and the judge in a low tone of voice, said to the girl: 1 “Tell yourpiiff-cys Tfltl™ olisiTTri?. ro do wiilitSTTHh: 61 these lawyers, and when done I’ll be off in the course of two or three days.” The girl returned and faithfully re hearsed the message, and added that she believed the old iellotv was drunk or ho would not have said : “As soon as my business is done, I’ll be off’ in two or three days.” “Well, Betty.” said the mistress, “go back, and when the gentlemen begin to sit down, do you stand by the head of the table and whisper to some gentleman that I wish a vacant I place leit at the head of the table lor Judge Crane, and then do vou hasten back.” Betty again repaired to her post at the bead of the table, anu softly in formed a gentleman of the request of her mistress. “Certainly,” said the gentleman. Betty then hastened back to assist John. The gentlemen now sat down to an excellent repast, and alter a short ejaculatory address to the throne of grace, delivered by Judge Crane, in which he adored the Fath er of all mercies for feeding all. his creatures throughout the immens ity of space, invoked a blessing on that portion of earthly bounty then before them, and supplicated the di vine mercy through the merits of our Redeemer, the gentlemen began to carve and sen c round in the usual form. As the Judge was of a singular turn in almost everything, and had taken a fancy that if a person cats light food at the same meal, and that which is more sold and harder of di gestion, that the light food should be eaten first, lie therefore filled his plate with some pudding made of milk, rice and eggs, and placing himself in rath er an awkward situation with his left elbow on the table, and his head near the plate, began to eat according to bis usual custom, which was very last, although he was no great eater. Some of the gentlemen near the judge, followed his example a6 to partaking of the pudding before the, meat, of course a large deep vessel which had contained thut]dish,was near ly emptied when Mary approached additional, tureens THE FIOBfDA AGBICULTURIST. of gravy, acceding to the command of her mistreij, and as she eat down the last near the judge, he said to her iu an austere manner, — “Girl bring me a clean plate to eat salad on.” The abrupt Imanner in which he addressed her, and her disgust at see ing him there in that position, so dis concerted the ’poor girl that she did not observe that anyone except the judge had partaken of the pudding, nor did she know what he meant by salad, but she observed that the large pudding pan was nearly empty, and then hastened back with her utmost speed to her mistress. “Why, madanpe, that old fellow is there yet, and ho is certainly crazy or drunk, for he is down at the table, and he lias eaten all lhe rice pudding already and hii nose is right down in a plateful now, sjhovciing it in like a hog, and he tojjff me, as if he were lord of the mapior, to bring him a clean plate to eat-salad on. Bless me, where can we get salad at this time of year? The fecntlemen have not done carving, and not one has begun to eat meat, much less a tubful ot pudding.” “Aye, he’ll ge£ a clean plate,” says Martha, “before gentlemen want clean plates.” j “I’ll clear him out,” says the mis tress, and starts for the dining-room, burning with indignation. The judge was remarkable for not giving unnecessary trouble to any body where he put up, and generally ate whatever was set before him, without any remarks, and seldom made use of mofe than one plate at a meal, but at tliistimehe had observed near him a diph ot beautiful raw white cabbage, out up and put in vin egar, (which the? Germans at Pough keepsie called “cold slaw.” and which he called salad), and he wished for a separate plate to prepare some of it for his own lancy. The carving and serving was not yet finished, when he expected the clean plate, and when the landlady arrived at the door ot the dining-room, determined to drive him out. She advanced with a firm step to the door, and fixed her keen eve firmly on the judge, when he turned his eye that May, and observ ing her, said, mildly,: • “Landlady, can I have a clean plate to eat so ne salad otf ?” It noiiipfrr eu the ianSudy, ny<lignantly\‘V wish you would c&me into ilie kitch en until the gentlemen have dined ; I had reserved that seat for Judge Crane.” The company Mere struck with as tonishment, and fixed their eyes alter nately on the landlady and on the judge, and sat or stood iu mute sus- pense, when the judge gracefully raised himself up in his chair, care lessly folded his arms across his breast, and then, putting his head awkwardly on one side, remarked : “You reserved this seat for Judge Crane, did you, landlady ?” “Indeed i did," she said. “It was very kind,” he said in an ironical tone, “but if you will step to the door and see if he is coming, or send one of the servants to call for i him, with your permission and the approbation of these gentlemen, with whom I have some business to do, I will occupy this seat until you shall find the Judge.” “Find the .judge F’ said she, with emphasis: “go look for him yourself, not send me or my servants. I gave you Jyour breakfast this morning for chopping a little vood, because you had no money, and I expected you would go away quietly, and keep away, and now you must -come here to disturb gentlemen at dinner.” Here the whole joke burst upon the minds of the gentlemen present, who fell into a loud fit of laughter. After the tumult had a little subsid ed. the judge said mildly : ‘‘Did I chop wood to pay for my breakfast ?" “Indeed you did,” said she, “and said you had no uioney.” T told you the truth,” said the judge, “but I have a beautiful shawl worth more than ten dollars, which I just now bought, and will leave it with you in pawn, if you will let me eat dinner with those gentlemen.” Hc-rc the gentlomeu were biting their lips to keep from laughter. “How did you buy the shawl worth mo re than ten dollars without money?” "I bought it on credit,” said he. “And where do yon find credit to that amount?” said she. "I brought it from home,” said he. “Tliat’sJ aJHkely, story, and .some thing like jour abase of Judge Crane, this morning,” said she. “How conld I abase the judge if he was not present ?” said he. “Why,” says she, "you called him a rusty, tasty fudge and old codger, and said yon did not care a rye straw more lor him than yon did tor your self.” Here the whole company were in an uproar of laughter again. As soon as it had a little subsided, one of the gentlemen asked the landlady how she knew that the gentleman she was addressing was not Judge Crane ? “He looks more like a snipe than a crane,” said she. Here the loud laughter burst forth a third time. Alter a little pause, the .judge said : “I must confess that 1 am a bird of not very tine feathers, but I assure you that I am a Crane, and a crane is often a very useful instrument I saw a very good one in your kitchen this morning; and sometimes an instru ment called a ‘crane,’ is of incalcu lable use, madam.” Before she had lime to reply, some of the gentlemen with whom she was acquainted assured her that she was talking with the pnsiding judge. Astonished and confounded, she at tempted some excuse, and Lastly asked his pardon for her extreme rudeness. The judge had by this time, unob served, taken from his pocket the beautiful shawl and folded it at full length one way, and in a narrow form the other, and it being of very fine texture, appeared more like an elegant sash than like a valuable shawl. Then he arose with graceful dignity, and with half a smile he advanced a few steps toward the landlady saying: “It is n>>t my province to pardon but to judge; and I judge that you and 1 shall hereafter be friends, and I judge that you will, without hesita tion, receive this as a present, if not a pawn.” So saying, he gently laid it over her shoulders and across her arms, >aying: “Take it, madam, and do not attempt to return it, for it was purchased on purpose for a pres ent for you ” Ske hastily retired in confusiou. hardly knowing what she did, and took with her the shawl worth twelve doll a ta A iiTT flt-re“are inree* parties who had each two good things. The land lady had a good shawl ami a good lesson to meditate upon ; the gentle men had a good dinner and a good joke to talk over; and the judge had good intentions in the joke, and a good will and ability to follow up the lesson given. That’s the World forme ! The Hornet is responsible for the following anecdote concerning the late Brigham Young, which if not true, contains at all events, a moral: “Last year Brigham had a severe spell of illness, and was very near the end which has now irrevocably over taken him. A little crowd of females were noisily lamenting around their joint-stock husband’s bod, and when the clergyman arrived to soo'.hc the much married sinner’s dying moments; Young whispered him to clear the room. As soon as the wo men were got rid of, the supposed moribund begged the parson to read the 20th 'chapter of St. Luke. The reverend man did so, and when he came to the verse stating that in the next world they who ..re accounted worthy to obtain it neither marry nor are given in marriage, the hen pecked old prophet made a supreme effort and sat up in the bed. “Minis ter,” said ho, “that’s the world for me. Them’s the plantations I want to go to. Just fix me for them; I ain’t par ticular where they be. I’ve been a darned sight too much of a married man on earth, and I calculate I’ll just go somewhere, I don’t care a hominy cake whether it’s up or down, where I can run as a bachelor.” A Mighty Hunter. Cape. Gilmore relates, in his late record of travel in South Africa, a re markable story of the prowess of a hunter, who, less known than Gor don Cummings, rivalled him in cour age and skill. Mr. Finnety, the he ro of the tale, was one day traveling i over the uncultivated plains near Ba mauwath, riding one horse and lead ing another. He had watered his an imals at a pool, or slcy, as it ia there called, and, passing on a little way beyond, "two lions sprang from the bush on either aide of the road, each seizing a horse. The mount that he was on fell in a moment and shot him over its head, but the hunter was on his feet in a trivet. With the right barrel he killed the assailant, of the horse he was riding, with the left the brute that attacked the led horse. So quickly was the whole done that neither of the nags was injured.” Another exploit, told of the same hunter, is less brilliant, yet attests his singular coolness and accuracy of aim. As night closed in, he shot a large white rhinoceros, and left the game to be attended to in the morn ing. “At break of day he started alone to find his quarry, and after going a mile or so, found it dead, with three lions around it. Mr. Finnety strolled up within a short distance of them and killed the trio—each requiring only a single bullet. Soon afterward having discovered an elephant-spoor, he followed it up, and after noon overtook the herd and bow led over a couple of tuskers. Retracing his steps to regain his wagon, he had to pass by the dead rhinocerous, and when doing so, found two more lions beside the carcase. These he also killed. In the morning, Mr. Finnety went out with his people to secure the ivory of the elephants slain the day before. On their route they passed a pool in a dry river bed, and by it were two lions. He left his people and unsupported, walked up to them and killed them right and left. Thu* seven lions fell before his gun in a little over twenty four hours." Subscribe for the Aguicdi.tukist. Where else can you get so much instructive reading for the money. RECIPES. Pulled Bread. —To make pulled bread take an ordinary loaf from the oven when half baked, pull it into pieces about the size of an egg, throw them on tins and bake to a rich bt >wn. Leave the oven door open whet, yon take the pan out, and put coal oil the 1 work on the bread. To Pickle Peaches. —To fourteen pounds of peaches, peeled, put three pounds of brown sugar, three tea spoonfuls of cinnamon, three tea spoonfuls of powdered cloves, to one quart of strong cider vinegar Let the vinegar, sugar and spices boil a very little while; then put in your peaches, and let them scald enough to stick a straw through them with ease. Take them out, put them in an earthen jar, seeing that the vinegar covers them well, which must be poured* over the packed peaches.— Place a cover lightly over them the first day; the second pour off the vinegar, heat it to the boiling point, and return it hot to the fruit. Re peat this process until the peaches are fit for use. Four or five times are generally enough to cure them. Cover up tightly then. Watch from time to time, and if the slightest fer mentation occurs, scald the fruit once more, skimming off the juice and skum that rises to the surface. These pickles generally, however, keep ad mirably ; the main point to secure this, being the seeing that the fruit is freshly gathered and sound. Pickling Beef. —The Yorkshire (Eng.) hnngbeef has long been deserv edly famous, and is thus easily pre pared : Cut in two the ribs or a round of beef, or even a fine thick flank, about twenty pounds weight of either, for example. Finely beat in a mor tar for this quantity half a pound oi bay salt, a quarter of a pound each of ol saltpeter and sal prunella, and two handfuls of juniper-berries; mix them with three pounds common salt and one pound of coarse sugar, and thoroughly rub the beef all over for a considerable time. Let it lie in a good saltingpan and rnb it well with the pickle once a day for an least a fortnight, carefully turning it every time. Take it out, and after drying it well with a coarse cloth, hang it up to the ceiling of a warm kitchen, or in a chimney corner where only a moderate fire is kept till it becomes properly dried. It may be either boiled as wanted, or cut into rashers and broiled; but in the latter ease it will always eat much better if pre viously dipped into boiling water.