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Undei*. jUitt Violets Her band? are col£ h<&toCe iA+white,. No more lier plfles;fome and fro. Her eves are shot 4o lit® and light— ~ *<' Fold the white vestures, sno w on snow. And lay her where the violets blow. B at not beneath a proven stone, To plead for tears with alien eves ; \ slender cross of wood alone Shall say that here a maiden lies In peace beneath the peaceful skies. And grey old trees of hugest limb Shall wheel their circling shadowsround To make the scorching sunlight dim, That drinks the greenness from the ground. And drop their dead leaves on her mound. When o’er their houghs the squirrels run. And through their leaves the robins call And, ripening in the Autumn sun. The acorns and the chesnuts fall, lioubt not that she will heed them all. To her the morning choir shall sing Its matins from the branches high And every minstrel voice of spring That trills beneath the April 6ky Shall greet her with its earliest cry. When, turning round their dial-track, Eastward the lengthening shadows pass Her little mourners, clad in black, The crickets sliding through the grass, Shall pipe for her au evening mass. At last the rootlets of the trees Shall find the prison where shelies And bear the hurried dust they seize In leaves and blossoms to the skies, So may the soul that warmed it rise! If any. bom of kindlier blood, Should ask, what maiden lies below? Say onlv this: A tender bud That tried to blossom in the snow, Lies withered where the violets blow. —Oliver Wendell Holmes. HAITI. An Incident of the Slave In surrection there. Toward the close of the eighteenth century, Hayti had become the home of many families of the French no bility who sought freedom from the political dangers and civil strife which menaced them in their own country, and which a little later made the dark days of the revolution ot 1798. They sought safety for them selves and families. To this beauti ful spot they transferred their wealth of paintings, statuary, plate, aud all l that adorns Lome. They possessed the highest refinement and cultiva tion ot the time, and were doing all that this, coupled with wealth could do. to happy may be under the most favorable circumstances, Nature had lavished with a prodigal hand upon that favored spot, her most beautiful and choicest gifts. Every beauty and grace of tropical vegeta tion is here at its best; constant sea breezes temper the heat of a too ar dent sun, and mountain, river, sky, sea, combine to make the landscape, in picturesque loveliness, vie with any of the abodes of man. Among the first of these families was that of Count DeVer. Years ago, at the time the following sad incident was written, his chateau was still standing, blackened by fire, dis mantled and desolate, in the midst of a young growth of forest trees. I translate the 6tory substantially as it came into my hands, with oniy such charges as 6eem necessary to make it intelligible: “It was during the few months that preceded the outbreak of the slaves, that I first met Jean DeVer. At that time no serious difficulty was ap prehended, occasional rumors were heard that should have put the whites on their guard, but such was the contempt the blacks were held in, mid 6o deep was their deception that the insurrection finally burst upon us as unexpectedly as if it had given no warning. Jean arid I were thrown together often, and our friendship soon became love. I was almost a boy, and my youth ill-deserved the high command I held in the little army stationed there, and which I owed to an act of mad daring, or rashness, as you will; however, it procured me the favor of the proud old Count, and within three mouths of our meeting, I was her declared and accepted suitor. There was so little society, and so few to note our going and coming, that we saw more of one another than is usual. We spent whole days in the mountain and by the sea, which broke on the shore not half a mile from the chateau. I think the child was fearless. Twice we were overtaken in ourwalks by as terrible storms as I have ever seen. Once we were exposed on a bare ledge of rocks, to a wind so vio lent that we kept otir feet only with the greatest difficulty by clinging to —r t each other and availing of such protection and support as the rocks offered. The lightning seemed to play at our very feet—to pause there in sinuous, glittering flashes of light. Any other woman I have seen would have cowered, she never changed color. / About an eighth of a mile frbm the shore, a ledge of rocks rose out of the sea, and with occasional wide gaps, stretched along the coast for half a league. Just opposite her fa ther’s place, in this ledge, was a cun ningly concealed cave, barely access ible, and when found only four harsh walls of rock; but, such as it was, it was a possession we shared in secret and alone—dou Ay sweet to lovers for that—and discovered by us on one occasion when we had crossed the in tervening water in her own tiny shell of a boat, which I had taught her bow to manage. - * * Well, the happy days passed so until the insurrection flamed up— flamed up not to be quenched until all the beautiful homes of the island were waste places, and every white man had wakened from his dream of security to defend his burning home, and perish amid the ashes of his household gods, or to fly if there was yet time. Count DeVer’s cha teau was in the heart of the insurrec tionary district. At the time I was at my post, with a handful of regular troops (cavalry) but I immediately y vo i j j pushed forward to his assistance half crazed with the dread that I would be too late to either save or revenge. I was too late. Weary from hard marching and worn for want of sleep, when my command gained the moun tain road which led down to the chateau great volumes of' black smoke told that the full blow had fallen. With a cry of dispair I struck spurs to my horse and dashed down the highway. Occasionally we caught glimpses of the sea and the long stretch of 6and between that and the foot of the mountain, out of whose side the road vye were on had been cut. Just before we reached the chateau I saw a single figure flying toward the sea, and then a body of pursuers. My field glass told me what my heart : liad already too well divined: It was Jean and the whole * v^J|s(poor*S"o,^e“f“ w fij t cave in the'rocks ! Trust the waves of the sea, dear child, and the four harsh walls of rock—for they . are fiends who follow you now, whose cleanest thought will pollute such as you! We swept on past the chateau, filling the air with crazy yells in hopes to reach the ears of the blacks and frighten them from the pursuit, but the distance was too great —on down the side of the mountain and out upon the sands, a full mile below the point towards which Jean direct ed her flight and where her little boat was moored. The attack had been made at break of day and a part of the building was already in the possession of the blacks when her father and the few domestics who were faithful rallied to repel their ruthless assailants. One by one the little band of defend ers had fallen. She would have died by the side of him who gave her being, but it was not death she fled from. After her father had fallen, she escaped by an unfrequented way through the garden to the confines of the wood from which a little path led down to the beach, when she was seen by the leader, and summoning his followers with a yell, they left the dead for the living prey. Active and strong beyond her sex, she had sped over the rocks and down the rough path with such speed that her pursuers, hindered by the masses of stones that filled the way, lost rather than gained upon her, and she would have escaped to her boat aud our cave in safety, but that it was or dained that neither her gray sire’s des perate courage, nor her youth, nor in nocence should save her. The slaves had made their landing at the cove where her shell floated, and their boat was still there, and launched almost as soon as her own. Neither pursuers nor pursued saw my com mand, as we spurred up the sand to ward their place of embarkation. Both were too intent upon their pur pose, and we were not in the natural line of their vision, but were advanc ing from the side, and in the excite meut of the moment might well es cape notice. I said Jean was fearless. In that time of supreme danger, I could see that she lost not one stroke of the oar. The waves now ran- ■~?g* high, but if jt hall been still, and lier lover, beside hsirj she could not done more. Nearer, and nearer, we dash. We can sec the brutes tug at their, oars,'anil they gained; tn'e waves were less kind than the rocks ! They were upon her! Jean stood upright in her boat. Great God! will she not see us ? For one instant she paused, her sweet young face lifted toHeaveu and her hands ontheld, and then she threw herself into the sea. I konw not if it was right. God, who knew the des pair of her young heart—He will be judge—and will He not answer the mute appeal of her upturned face? Even as the waves closed above her, the pursuers 6aw us and turned in order to make their landing before we came up f it was but a few rods and wg, met on the water’s edge. They were twice our number, hut after a few moments—the first resis tance —they cowered before our blows as wolves do that are penned. We were no longer men. I think, to work the vengeance of God, our hearts were made like stone. We listened to no prayers for mercy, how should we? Even while they resisted, the sea laid all that was left ot the creature whose life it had quenched, at our feet, and then we tore them and trampled them as tigers rend their prey. Then I laid down on the wet sand by the form which was now all their was in life for me, and I knew no more till in my own home across the sea, af ter many months my, reason returned. Then I took up again the burden of life I "would have so gladly parted with on the sands by the sea.— S. W. H. in Savannah News. Cyprus. The island of Cyprus, which Lord has so cleverly acquired and weldedAnto the chain connect ing Euis>pe and India, the other links whereof are Gibraltar, Malta, the Suez Canal and Aden, is the most eastern island of the Mediterranean, being only; sixty-five miles from the Syrian coast; On the north it ap proaches to within foyty-four miles of Asia Mifaor. is about breadth lr 6 miron ern extremity, to forty, the total area being 3,678 square miles. The pop ulation is estimated at 200,000 souls, of whom perhaps two-thirds are Greeks, the remainder being Otto mans, Jews, Catholics, Maronites and Armenians. Hitherto it has formed part of the vilayet of the islands of the Mediterranean, having as its capital Nicosia, where resides the Archbishop, though his title is Met ropolitan of Constantia. Since the council of Ephesus in 431, he has re tained his independence of any patri arch, and the church of Cyprus forms one of the independent groups into which the Greek church i6 divided. Cyprus early belonged to the Phoenicians of the neighboring coast, then it was colonized by the Greeks and became the seat of several inde pendent kingdoms; then it passed under the power successively of the Pharoahs, Persians, Ptolemies and Romans, excepting a short period of independence under Evagoras in the the fourth century, B. C. Here was one of the chief seats of the wor ship of Venus, as the name Cypria, will remind the reader; Paphos and Salamis were among its famous cities in old time. The Crusaders reft it from the Greek emperor and made it a kingdom for Guy of Lusignan, whose descendants lost it to the Ven etiaus, the employers, as readers of Shakspeare will recall, of Othello. After a seige marked by prodigies of valor and immense slaughter, the Turks took the island 307 years ago, aud have held it ever since, except during the period of 1832-40, when the viceroy of Egypt administered its affairs. The island is fertile and rich, though frequent drought shrinks its principal stream, the Perdi, to a mere rill, and compels the inhabitants, the water of the wells being brackish, to have recourse to cisterns. Minerals abound, including copper and pre cious stones, though the mines have hitherto been sadly neglected. Amoug the vegetable productions are fruits, cotton, tobacco, dyewood and drugs; silk is also produced and wine. In old times the wine of the Commanderia, a vineyard taking its name from the Knights of Malta, en joyed a wide vogue, hut as the pop- Ration ftas fallen from 1.000,000 in Venetian ti*ne'#io its present low fig ure, 80 the wine cifbp has fallen off fcom 2,000,00#' gallons to 200,000. unfcre if** some’' demand ixff Egypt, though none in Europe, for the com mon red and black wines of the coun try, against which Europeans have a prejudice because of the taste they acquire from being kept in tarred casks. The island has one splendid port — Famagosta, the Arsinoe ol the an cients—which, though so choked with filth as only to afford anchorage to a few small craft, might easily oe restored to its prominence under the old Venetian rule, where hundreds of vessels rode within its roadstead at ease and in safety. Despite the lo custs which scourge it ceaselessly, and the even more rapacious Turk ish tax gatherer, Cyprus has, of late years been increasing in prosperity. Its grain crop is small and both the wheat and oats are inferior, but col ocynth is extensively cultivated; large exports of madder are made, and cotton and carob beans are sent abroad to the extent of some thous ands of tons annually.— JV. Y. World. Japanese Money. One of the greatest curiosities in Japan to the stranger, is the wonder ful variety of coins that are used daily. In some instances it takes 1,000 pieces to make sl. Tfrese are called “.cash,” and are seldom received by foreign ers, who as a general rule, refuse to take them in change. Imagine making a trade of five cents, and giving a man a fifty-cent piece, then receiving in change 450 of these cop pers. This coin is peculiarly made, having a square hole in the center. They are about the size of our dime pieces, and nearly two-thirds the thickness. Next to this comes the quarter of a cent, then the half cent, eight-tenths ol a cent, and one, aud two-cent pieces. In silver coins, they have the five, ten, twenty, fifty-cent and one dollar pieces. In gold, the one, two, five, teiij and twenty-dol lars, which are very pretty coinages indeed. Next to this comes the gov ernment series of paper money, in various denominations, ranging from 1 1 *. ***. v, O itftrretr •Moriars. This money is made on quite inferior paper to ours, and from general ap pearance, will not last like the Amer ican money. The Russian Knout There is probably no more terrible instrument of punishment, or it may perhaps be more properly called tor ture, than the knout in the hands of a Russain executioner. To give the reader some ide3 of its form, the mode of administering it, and its hor rible effects, we quote the following from a recently published work, enti tled “ The Knout and the Russians ; ” “ Conceive a robust man, full of life and health. This man is condemned to receive fifty or a hundred blows of the knout. He is conducted half naked, to the place chosen for this kind of execution. All that he has on, is a pair of linen drawers round his extremities. His hands are bound together, with the palms laid flat against one another, and the cords breaking his wrists; but no one pays the slightest attention to that. He is laid flat on his belly, on a frame inclined diagonally, and at the ex tremities of which are fixed iron rings; his hands are fastened to one end of the frame, and his feet to the other: he is then stretched in'such a manner that he cannot make a_singlc movement, just as an eel’s skin is stretched in order to dry. This act of stretching the victim, causes the bones to crack, and dislocates them —but what does that matter. At the distance of five-and-twenty paces stands another man; it is the public executioner, He is dressed in black velvet trowsers, tucked in his boots, and a colored shirt, buttoning at the side. His sleeves are rolled up, so that nothing may thwart or embarrass him in his movements. With both hands he grasps the instrument of punishment—the knout. This knout consists of a thong of thick leather, cut in a triangular form, from four to five yards long, and an inch wide, ta pering off at on§ end and broad at the other; the small end of which is fastened to a little wooden handle, about two feet long. The signal is given: no.one ever takes the trouble to read the sentence. The execution- er advances,.** Body bent, holcflngiihe fcnoot in both hands, while th<i long thong drags along the ground bs\y|ien his legs. On com ing to about three or four, paces from the prisoner, he raises by a vig orous movement, the knout towards the top of his head, and then instant ly draws it down with rapidity towards his knees. The thong flies, and whistles through the air, and de scending on the body of the victim, twines around it like a hoop of iron. In spite of his 6tate of tension, the poor wretch bounds as if he were submitted to the powerful grasp of galvanism. The executioner retraces his steps, and repeats the same opera tion as many times as there are blows to be inflicted. Where the thong en velopes the body with its edges, the flesh and muscles are literally cut into stripes, as if with a razor; but when it falls flat, then the bones crack. The flesh, in that case, is not cut, but crushed and ground, and the blood spurts out in all directions. The sufferer becomes green and blue, like a body in a 6tate of decompo sition. He is removed to the hospi tal, where every care is taken of him and he is afterward sent to Siberia, where he disappears forever in the bowels of the earth.” RECIPES. Crab-Apple Jam. —Peal the apples when quite ripe, put them in a stone jar, cover it well and put it in a pan of boiling water for an hour and a half; then prepare the syrup with two pounds of sugar in half pint of water for every pound of apples; clarify the syrup, then pour the ap ples into it and boil the whole to a jam. Lemon Pie. —One large lemon grated, rind and juice, yolks of four eggs, half cup water, one tablespoon ful flour, six tablespoonfuls sugar, two tablespoonfuls melted butter, put this on the fire, aud let come to a boil; when cool bake with bottom crust; after it is baked take the whites with four tablespoonfuls of sugar, and beat as icing; spread on top, and brown. Flour Pudding. One quart of milk, six eggs, eight tablespoonfuls of flour, and a little salt; bake half brown. 1 To Have Corn Beef Juicy. —After it is cold, and not dry as a chip, put it into boiling water when it is put on to cook, and do not take it out of the pot, when done, until cold. Calves' or Pigs’ Feet Jelly.— Boil one set of feet to shreds in five quarts of water, strain, cool, and take off the fat. Then add to the jelly a pint'of wine, three cups of Jsugar, whites of four eggs beaten to a froth, juice of one lemon or a fine orange, half the grated peal if the flavor is agreeable, with a little* cinnamon* or nutmeg. Boil these all togetherjtill clear; then strain into moulds or glasses. Chicken Salad. —My mother’s way of making chicken salad is as follows: Boil the chicken until done, in as little water as possible; when done, cut up into small bits; take half as much celery stalks as chicken, cut into very thin slices; have ready two hard boiled eggs; slice the whites into the chicken, mash and mix the yolks with one tablespoonful of mustard; stir in half and half vin egar and the water in which the chicken was boiled, as much as need ed to cover the salad, heat to boiling, and pour over you' chicken and celery. Catarrh Recipe. —Take one-third pulverized saltpeter and two-thirds pulverized sugar, mix well, and snuff two or three times a day, and it will prove a sure cure. Chilblain Lotion.— “ Dissolve one ounce of muriate of ammonia in half a pint of cider vinegar, and apnly fre quently. One-half pint of alcohol may be added to the lotion with o-ood effect. h Pneumonia. Crude petroleum (pure good for pneu monia ; outward application; rub well (taking care not to blister) once or twice a week; take five to ten drops of same in coffee; keep oil from lamp or fire, as it is very in flammable ; refined oil will not do, as their is acid in it.