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Sef wLn.fncltnes3Ud iS'SS
AT THE OFFICE OF
The Day is Gonci
The day is gone; and the darkness
Falls from the wins of night,
As a feather is wafted downward
From an eagle in his flight.
I see lights of the village
Gleam through the rain and mist,
And a feeling ofsadncss comes o'er mo
That my soul cannot resist.
A feplinjr of sndness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.
Come read to me some-poem
Some simple and heartfelt lay,"
That shall soothe tin's restless feeling,
And banish the thought of day.
,Kot from the grand old masters,
Not from the bards sublime,
Whose distant footsteps echo
Through the corridros of time.
Far like the strains of martial music,
Their mighty thoughts suggest,
Life's endless toil and endeavor,
Aim! to night I long for rest.-
Jlend from some humbler poet,
Whose songs gushed from his heart,
A? showers from the clouds of summer?
Or tears from the eyelids start.
Who, through long days of labor,
And nights devoid of ease,
Still heard in his soul the music
Of wondrous melodies.
Such songs have power to quiet
The restless pulse of care,
A"nd comes like the benediction
That follows after prayer.
Then read the treasure'd volume,
The poem of my choice.
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
The beauty of thy voice.
And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day,
ShaH fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently piss away.
0rA Western farmer being obliged to sell '
at yoke of oxen to pay his hired man, told him
he could not keep him any longer.
"Why,1' said the man, "I'll stay and take
Eotne of your cows in place of money."
"But what fchall I do,' Eaid the farmer
'when mv cows and oxen arc all gone!" 1
"Why, vou can then work for me, and get -
i Beautiful Incident.
A naval officer being at Eea in a dreadful
storm, his wife silting in the cabin near him,
und filled with alarm, for the safety of the ves
sel, was so surprised at his composure and se
renity, that she cried out :
Mv dear are vou not afraid i How is it
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He rose from the chflr, daehed it to the
deck, drew his sword, and noinlintr it to the
breast of his wife exclaimed
'Are you afraid1
She instantly answered No,'
Why!' said the officer.
Because,' rejoined the wife, 'I know this
Bword is in the hand of my husband, and he
loves me too well to hurt me
Then' eaid he, 'remember I know m whom entiously praj after such ginging The
I believe, and that he who holds thc wind in )eacon very composedly pitched it to an
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jus usl anu wjiiei in i uunun ui ajid .
hand is my Father.'
Hurrah! for Axint Mary. Aunt Mary,
whilst goinr along the street the other day,
rfwovera tailor' door, a sign bearing the in -
criptioa'FountainofFashion.' Ah,' exclaim-;
V 1 '
ed she, 'that must be where sqmrts come
from, at the me time casting a malignant
ukitatacoupleor7wung:-,,en w,ln lnc,Pient
kvhiefcors and standing collars. A woman ui
great perception is our Aunt Mary.
"You Zeke!" "What ma!" "Have you
sanded your teeth and tollowed yourhair!',
csf ma! ' "Tarred your boots and
corked your eye-brows?" "Yes, ma."
"Then teazel your hat, and go to thc
mooting; we must be as fashionable as our
Friends are as companions on a jour
3iey, who ought to aid each other to pcr
'verc in thc road to a happier life.
A Female Crusoe.
Santa Barbara, California. Sept. 11,
1S53. We have now in Santa Barbara a
great curiosity; it is an Indian woman, who
has Iked for eighteen years alone upon the
i r e at i 1 n -i,i !,
island of San Nicholas a small island about
fortv-fivc miles from this place during which
time she has not seen the face of a human
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tribe of Indians, to whom the Northwest
Lnstiln. To nrnsnrvn 1m remnant
'of this tribe from destruction, as well as with '
a view to cliristanize them, tlie I'adres in-
duced them to come to the main land eigh-
tcenyearsago. After they were nil on boaru tne
vessel sent for them, this woman swam ashore
1 in L.rL Tor Imr ohilrl whirli Imrl hnnn !rft:nnd
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a storm sprinirinn; up in the night, the vessel
'was compelled to put to sea; on returning
she conld not be found. She was known to
be alive, oy tnose wno ai limes visiteu me .
I bland for the ourpose of hunting otters, from
the marks of fires and foot prints in the sand, i
On being approached the other day, she
manifested much joy, which she betrayed by
signs of a most significant character, and at j
once commenced packing up her few articles !
of furniture. Whether the sounds which she 1
utters are words or not, has not yet been as- J
certuined. The man who found her is famil- j
iar with five or six Indian languages, but he !
was unable to understand a single expression;
it is more than probable that she has forgotten
her native tongue entirely. Her clothes con
sisted of the skins of birds sewed together
with the fibres of some trees or plant. Her
food has been shell fish, seals, and a small
bulbous root, similar in appearance to an on
ion, but wholy tasteless. The needless with
which she stitches her garments are made of
the sharp bones of a fish. She had two
hooks made of a bent nail, and sharpened by
friction upon a stone. Her lines were beauti
fully twisted from the sinews of some animal
probably a species of fox which abounds on
Her age, as near as can be estimated, is a
bout 55 or GO. Her features are qnite mascu
line, and her hair of the color of dark brown
and very fine. This is quite remarkable for
an Indian; their hair, you know, is always
jet black and coarse.
Tn enmo f.,t.,rn lollor ,
I will irive vou a more extended account of
this marvel of the nineteenth century. She
is truly an object for the reflection of philos-
ophers and the inspection of the curious.
Ditto. An honest old farmer, rather igno
rant of the improved abbreviation, went to a
certain store with which he did his trading, to
make his annual settlement.
On looking over, he occasionally found
charges like the following. "To 1 lb. Tea."
"To 1 lb. ditto," he concluded the account
was not correct, and posted off home to in
quire into the affair.
Wife,' said he, "this is a pretty buisness;
there is Mr. has charged me with
pounds and pounds of ditto." .Now I should
like to know what you have done with so
Ditto, ditto?" replied the old lady, I never
had a pound of ditto in my house in my life.'
So back went the farmer in high dudgeon
that he should be charged with things he nev-
"said he "mv wife avs she
. aid he, mj wile says she ,
nnver nad a pound
ot ditto m tne house in :
her life." The merchant thereupon .explain-
ed the meaning of the term, and the farmer j
went home satisfied. j
His wife enquired if he had found out the
meaning of ditto. "Yes,Vsaid he," it means
I'm a d d fool and you are ditto."
In a small country town located in the vi-
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the busnuehanna river there is a church
i in which the sincdn" had. to use their own .
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phrase run completely down; it had been i
Ll fJv La un nf .!, ,lM,nn !
whose voice and musical powers had been j
gradually giving out. One evening, on '
an occasion of interest, the clergyman
gave out the hymn, which was sung even
worse than usual the deacon of course
leading. Upon its conclusion the minis-
( ter arose and requested Brother to
irpripnf. the livmn n5 he could not consoi-
other tune, and it was again penormea
with manifestly a little improvement
upon the first time. The clergyman said
' no more, but proceeded with his prayer,
He had finished to give out a second hymn
' when he was interrupted by Deacon
ave j getting up and saying in a voice
'audible to the whole congregation, "will
fa praycr? .fc
m be injpossible for me to sing after
!Such praying as that "Knickerbocker
The snake may reach the eminence as
certainly as the eagle, but he reaches it
by crawling, sud he still remains a snake.
How few there are who live up to their
own power of being useful.
If there was no future life, our souls
would not thirst for it.
The shadow or" a human life is traced
upon a golden ground of immortal hope.
By abstaining from most things, it is
surprising how many things we enjoy.
SECRET SERVICE ;
OR, TSIS BROKER'S WARD.
BY OLIVER OPTIC.
"My God! not a dollar left! My poor
pittance is all
and I have not a j
penny to pay this bill with," exclaimed
Tcnry Standish, as he crushed' up a bill j
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Throwmrr htmsclt into a Ciiair, 110 COV- i
ercd his face with his hands, and wept I
I like a child.
! When the s
:ong man weeps, the heart
is indeed touched. The young man had t
: been four weeks iu Boston in search of i
' employment. He was a native of a thriv
ing town in the northerly part of Yer-
Well educated and of good ad- :
dress, he was qualified for the mercantile
business, and his thoughts had always
u-uu tumuu m mau unuuu,
or several years previous to his do
parture iroin iioiuf, u uau uu
cd in a store; but the sphere was too nar-
excieracnt of tbc at metropolis, which
h(J doubte(1 not uouti furnish him a field
co.cxtensive with his capacity and his
With only a small sum of money, for
he doubted not that he could step immc-
viit. tnr hie nmn r nn n iniiiriMi iiir im:
r- , t IT- 1 .1 i- il.
mediately into some lucrative situation,
he bade adieu to the cherished home of
; his childhood, and departed for Boston.
Arrived there, he found his prospects
not half so encouragiug as he had expect
ed. He had applied for several situa
tions; but having neglected to bring with
him testimonials of character, no one
would employ him in any desirable ca
pacity. He was sorely disappointed, and not until
his scanty means were exhausted, did he
awaken to the full sense of his unfortune
position. There seemed to bo no alter
native before him, but to accept a situa
tion in some menial capacity, a step at
which his pride revolted.
His landlady had handed him her
weekly bill for board. It was only five
dollars, but all his money was spent, and
the consciousness of his misery went over
him like a dark cloud.
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Retiring to ins room, ue veuteu ma
SaCl ieeilligd 111 eCiUluailUlia VI Uilti u.o-
"How, now, Standish? What is the
matter?" exclaimed lm friendly room
mate, as he entered the apartment, and
discovered the-misery of the disapnomt
! ed young man.
j Henry raised his head and thrust for
: ward the bill.
j "Pudfjel you are not making ail this
fuss about that bill, are you?"
"I have not a dollar left."
j "Cheer up, man; I will lend you a Y,"
said his kind-hearted "chum," drawing
! his pocket-book out, aud taking therfrom
I a bank-bill.
! "2say, nay, Joseph, I cannot take it.
! I know nol that I should ever be able to
' repay you," replied Henry, bitterly.
".Nonsense, btandish; take it, whether
yOU overpay me or not."
"Thunder, you must! you will learn
how to borrow money one of these days."
Henry reluctantly took the bill.
"I have news for you a chance to get
"Then you have seen Mr. Harding?"
Said IIcnr'' briShteninS P , . r
he h(j bas sometbing for
, n , t SQQ aml
promiscs t0 come here for that purpose."
d'0 conie here?"
"Yes, and it is time he were here now,"
,said the other, consulting his watch.
Mr. Harding was a broker, to whom
j Henry had several times applied for cm
! ployment, and who had encouraged him
; to hope that his purpose was in a fair
; way of being accomplished.
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make him stop below. ' said the gin. m a .
Iow?; . ,
"Walk in, sir; my apartment is but an
humble one," said Henry, in confusion.
"No apology, young man; you are not
alone," returned the visitor, glancing at
-r . . his heart told him that even then he had
Joseph retired to an adjoining room, . . . , .
i-i x i xi i jrnA.,:n,i Sione too far for his own happiness,
which connected with the one occupied o 1,1 x t
. . ' 1 j He had seen her, and could not resist
by nmsc tJC tlCsire to repeat his visit. Ho went
"You want business, young man? said . ... ...
1, 'f b e 1 i, again: the e lect of thc visit was irrenie
thc broker, fixing the glance of his keen , whon ,o
grey eye upon Henry. . , nounccdshc th ht of hlm ln his nb.
"I do, sir; I have applied to yrou for a uuu .?
. ' ' ri J . sence she loved him.
fcitua ion. Henry continued his visits for several
"I do not want a clerk, but 1 have a ' f . c , , . . ,
' i r x ,,. )Ur weeks: he had confessed his love, and re
service of rather a delicate nature that I . . , e ., . ' , .
c iv n ,, nni. ceivcd a warm pressure of the hand in rc-
wish performed, i ou are a good look- 1
ing fellow, of easy address in short, I PT', , . , .
, 0 , ' , j. ., ,i ' , "I have deceived you, Amelia, said
have selected you from a thousand, on ac- ' .. . . J. ' !
, r J Henry, his mind made up to continue no
count of your prepossessing appearance, i , , , .. 1
tj -i i 1 :.,i..- 1 longer the cruel deception.
Henry was astoni&hed at this singular g . 1
, Jc i( . , "Deceived me, Henry," repeated she.
speech of the broker. - 1 . , , ',. ..r, 1 .
1 "I trust I .hall be able to suit you," fixillS .T larSe llfluid bluc s !l,lsl0lls
modestly. upon him.
"Exactly so you will. The service I ' "I have dearest; I am a poorj worth
require is not a disagreeable task; most less man a beggar,
young men would be glad to do it with- j "Is that all? You never told me you
out the liberal compensation I propose to were rich," replied Amelia, entirely re
"Pray, what is the service?"
"Before I state it, young man, I wish
you to understand that all which passes
between us must be kept inviolably se
cret. In a word, you must swear to be
silent, whether you perform thc service
Henry hesitated,' but ho was a iugger,
and beggars arc not so apt to hesitate as
those in more comfortable circumstances.
"Promise swear !"
"If you arc false to your oath, I'll tear
your heart out!" said the broker, in a
deep, fierce tone."
"I would not betray your confidence,
"Listen to me, then. I am the guard
ian of a young lady, who, by the terms
of her father's will, loses her inheritance
if she marries without my consent her
estates comes to me. The fall of stocks
ha3 ruined me; I must redeenvSiyself.
Do vou understand''"
Henry shrunk back in amazement at
the cool villainy which ?ur. Harding pro
posed to prepetrate; but his curiosity was
roused, and with as much calmness as he
could assume, he expressed his perfect
, - &
you are handsome," continued the broker
with a sneer. "JNaturc ha3 admirably
adapted Tou to execute my purpose ; yon
must marry the girl."
"Marry her!" exclaimed Henry, in ut-
1 tcr amazement.
"Ah MAititv her! She is worth a hun
dred thousand dollars; I will give you ten
when you have made her your wife."
"Will she consent to be my wife? 7
"Fool! not unless you play your cards
But she is romantic, sentimental
reads novels by the wholesale. I will
introduce you as Count Fizzle or some
thing of that sort; you must do the rest.''
Henry paused to consider. The idea
of becoming a party to such a nefarious
iraiisaeiiou uas lupugnuut iu uuij uiau-
lv feeliiif' within him. But he had sworn i
an oath, which sealed his lips so that he
could not expose the plot even if he re-
fused to be engaged in it.
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"fVnrl. iTrl o c T ennnnw rnn iro nnf
bood; and as l suppose you are not
flush of change, here is a hundred dollars
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to fit 3rourselt out with.
The broker handed him the money,and
promised to can in tne evening anu in
troduce him to the lady.
"That was a precious scheme!" ex
claimed Joseph, as he re-entered the
"You heard it?"
"Mum, Standish; I am not so nice a
bout such things as some folks. I con-
Mr. Uardinrr accompanied Henry
Standish to the residence of his ward,and
nrftsfintarl him as a hicrhlv esteemed vounff
friend for whom he claimed her special
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"Your friends shall always be welcome,
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uncle Obcd.'' said she, taking the hand
Her uncle! great heavens! is it possible
that a man can plot thc injury of his own
flesh and blood!
Mr. Harding withdrew after a brief
conversation, leaving Henry to win
way to ?hc heart of thc heiress.
There was that in the eye of the young
man which is irresistibly attrative to a
young maiden. He was well formed,
with a handsome face, musical voice, and
a winning manner. Amelia was prepos
sessed in his favor from the first moment
she saw him.
Henry, perceiving his advantage, fol
lowed it up with energy, and ere half the
evening had passed away; had produced
an impression on the heart of the-maiden,
which fairly opened the way for a con
But lie could not but reproach hinfsclf
for the part lie had accepted, and though
he felt that this intentions were good, the
! consciousness that he appeared before the
rrfiiiflfi mrl in mi assumed character, was
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anything but agreable to his lofty senti
Amelia was a beautiful girl, and Hen
ry felt to bc loved by her, was to him the
delights of paradise in the midst of thc
lieved to find the deception so harmless.
Iu a few words, Henry acknowledged
the utter poverty and destitution which
had surrounded him and gave her the
history of his past life.
'"I am glad you are not rich, Henry,
said she, artlessly, when ho had finished
his reVital; "it is so romantic to marry a
poor man, so noble and gentle and as
yourself. I' shall have the pleasure of
oratll atft VOU on VOUr "OOd IOrtUnC. and Vilm fn fVin v.rosnon rf t no wilful mrl hfi!
when you come in possession.. I hope you contrivod lor work iliuiBtilf into a v?ry tol- catechism till sleep releases yoar weary
won't forget old friends." Crable passion. V1ftin 7? cd. fff
"I certainly shall not," replied Henry, , What does ail this mean, Amelia?" 7hon thc mifll I " Hi Zl
relapsing into a revery. ' i ProU.mo, he. in loud, nuthoritive tones, i 13 one etcrnal bath- Ob, mistaken
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enriching you now," and Amelia laughed have engaged in it, and this lady had
aily. ' (been sacrificed by your rascality. I
S "Alas dearest, I fear you shall not c- came with the intention of exposing all:
ven have that pleasure," returned Henry; but her. fair form and gentle heart so
and he narrated the particulars of his! strongly impressed me, that I was weaic
first interview with her uncle. j enough to use the advantage with which
"Is it possible that uncle Obcd can be you had armed me. At another time I
so wicked!" exclaimed she, with unaffec-, did-cxposc the whole scheme; your nCice
ted astonishment; "dear me, how 1 pity
"But, dear Amelia, we must part."
"Your fortune will be sacrificed."
"Let it go, then; and I am heartily o-
bliged to my uncle Obcd for making
choice of so noble, gallant and handsome
a person lo execute his purpose.
Think what you do, dear Amelia."
"I am satisfied; my decision is made
My uncle sent you to play the part of a
villian; in the face of a strong temptation, -posse5sion ot Amelias iortunc, anu iney
you have done your duty, and behaved as; arc now as happy as love and opulence
a gallant knight. Think you I cannot 'can make them.
appreciate your devotion? I love you, j Joseph Jones has received that V, with
sir, knight let the fortune go.
"But I am a beggar."
"Then let me be the ivife of a beggar,
Henry folded her in his arms, and im
printed a tender kiss upon her lips.
"A ay, love, fortune shall redeem us
! om penury; we shall yet be ha
I "I have it!" and Henry 's b
tracted with the weight of a big thought,
which had suddenly invaded his brain.
"Have what, dear Henry?"
On the following day, Henry and A-
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the imaginative reader can easily di -
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The first intelligence that Mr. Harding', " .., 1 , x. t.T. x
1 rcccivcd 0f the marriage, he obtained
; from the uewspapcr. Hastily leaving the
! office, he made his way to the Residence!
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i maiden aunt, a3 her companion
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The happy couple were at home, and
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r. iiaruing was in mgn gicc at tne suc-
' cess 0f his plan
In his calculating brain.
he commended the diplomacy, skill and
energy with which Henry had brought
4ki Innvminlinn 1 i cinnrlr. . , ,
i Mr. Harding found the happy bridal
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I party pleasantly disposed in the drawing
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room, ready to receive such company as
might honor them
be saved, and as the servant conducted
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lT J, . . . , i H'entflie fearful rcLoitna. and make the bao
with charming naivete, as she rose and, L J. .,.'., Zl .
nt through a mock prcsenta
I "Your husband, indeed? ' s
broker. "If I mistake not,
Clli;i;ilyU L ULy
I have not
been consulted in this affair.
j "No uncle, it was my affair."
"I never was more confounded in my
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life," continued Mr. Harding, evincing
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a wcu feigned surprise, "than when 1
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read your marriage in the papers.
You . be in a moment, though,"
bought Joseph Jones, Henry's "chum"
j at the boardiug house, who either by ac-
( cideut or design, was a visitor at the same
"You no need to have been surprised,
f uncle; you know T am a wild, wilful girl."
"xou are aware ot the terms ot your
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"You have sacrificed your fortune; of
course you never expect me to consent to
your union with a beggar."
"You ought not to, have brought him
here, then, -uncle."
"What do you mean, girl?"
"Nothing, uncle Obcd; but ou will
not bo so cruel as to deprive me of my
inheritance?" said Amelia, looking mis-
' chievously at him
"Shall I put it in your hands for this
gcntienian to run through! No; I will
make over to him tiic sum of ten thous
and dollars. The provisions of the will
shall be strictly enforced."
"So far, so good; but, Mr. Harding, I
shall claim the residue ot her fortune
said Henry, who had been only a listener
"Sir I!" replied Henry, nutting a bold
face upon the matter.
"By what right will you claim it?" ask
ed tho broker, exasperated by thc im
pudence of his "tool."
"As thc lady's husband, of course."
"The terms of the will," snocred Mr.
Harding; "she could not marry without
"Vou did consent."
"I! it is false."
"Did you not actually engage me to
marry the lady?"
The broker's cheek paled and his lips
"No!" thundered he, "it is a lie."
"I have proof," said Henry, quietly.
' Mr. Harding staggered backj over
whelmed by the consequence of his vil
"L heard the uholc of it ready to
swear in court if need be," added Joseph
The broker was' frightened at the idea
of a court.
"We shall meet again!" said he, glanc-
ing fiercely at Henry.
,"Let us hope that we may not meet in
yonder prison," said Henry, sternly.
"The plan you had formed and narrated
to me, sir, was infamous beyond exprcs-
sjon. I had refused to beanie your con-
fedorato, another loss scrupulous., inight
married me in my own proper cnaraciei ,
land not as your "esteemed friend." If I
have wronged her, God forgive me!"
"That was the happiest day of my life
when vou brought Heury Standih to my
presence, uncle," added Amelia," laugh-
The broker waited to hear no more.
He had overreach himself, and ho
din-nil not. fivfin attempt to revenge him-
self, or punished the violated oath
cute time, he relunetantly put tienry m
interest, and never has had occasion to
regret that lie befriended Henry in the
hour of his need
oaths arc better broken than
Fanp.yTcn, on Sunday. -
Sunday should be the best day of all
the seven ; not ushered in with ascetic
form, or lengthened face, or stiff and ri
gid manners. Sweet upon the still Sab
bath air should float the matin hymn of
happy childhood ; blending with early
song of birds, and wafted upward, with
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i . T T. t n 1 ,i C t,t
is Love. It should be no day tor puz-
! uoou, ?gloon ) ' ceu l" U?"L"
fin,P,c P T Z
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no day to Sit uprigUt on sun-uacneu cuau 2,
j 'till the golden sun should set.
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tlie DirOS SnOUlQ IlOLUUiauii; nti-
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!cuouie.to "Die, we cra " " fn "
(the air and sunlight, or the trees to toas
heir little limbs, free and fetterless.
" I'm .so sorry that to-morrow is bun-
( a " ,
From whence does this sad la-
iment issue? From under your roof, U
i n,:?tl.nn Vi wall monnitiff I .hriSf 1 n Tl Tin-
m"toIS" Y-r e Y-a un
; rent; from the lips of your child, whom
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vll Wtr In inn; rnyintitinna nt firPPfl flTltl
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parent..: iL-iajt inu uh-ijuuiuuu r- -
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bath what God designed it, not a weari
ness, but the best and happiest day of all
I t . . T T 7 1 7
Agriculture in California.
It is now, we believe, a universally
conceded fact, that the agiiculturat ca
pacities of California are equal to those
of auy port of the world. The geniality
of her climate is only equalled by the
fertility of her soil; and its extraordinary
adaptation to nearly every variety of veg
etable and farinaceous production. Ev
ery day developes some evidence of the
fact that even with partial and unscien
tific culture this State can now produce a
larger bulk of vegetable materials, in liko
space, than any country now known.
There is now growing, in the garden of
Mr. Cromwellj says an interior paper, afc
the mouth of (Iranite Creek, one and a
half miles below Colotna, a mammoth
squash measuring seven feet in circum
ference, twenty-three and a half inches in
diameter, sixteen and a half inches iu
depth, and weighing one hundred and
From the same vine was pulled anoth
er squash, measuring five feet four inches
in circumference, twenty-one inches iu
diameter, fifteen inches in depth, and
weighs seventy-three pounds. There am
also seven others, now upon the same
viue, weighing from fifty to sixty-live
On the same patch of ground, several
'nutmeg mellons grew this season, weigh
ing eleven pounds each. Radishes, eigh
teen inches in length and five and a half
inches in diameter. Two years last
spriug, Mr. Cj put in a few peach seeds,
and he has now from them four very fmo
trees, that have borne fruit this season
of the finest flavor and size. One of
these trees :s over twelve feet in height
and ten iu breadth. Apple shoots bavoL
grown five feet in height this season.
Poisonous. Dr. E. A. Anderson, of
Wilmongton, N. C, relates in Dr. II ay's
Journal twelve marked cases of lead
poisoning, produced, without a question,
from drinking the water carried to a cer
tain mill site through 2,000 feet of lead
pipe. The disease, besides thc other
characterises, presented in each instance
the blue lines around thc CUIUS u nd toethj
the load was satisfactorily detected
by chemical tests in water.
: Fruits. The Wheeling Gazette states
that apples and other fall fruit and vege-
tables are now being shipped in largo
quantities from that city over the Balti-
more and Ohio railroad to New York.
Apples go at tho rate of 5Qp barrels, a
day. They are worth SI. 75 at "Wheel-
ing, and $"3 in iow York. Thte will bo
iottud oijo of tho suticss by AvWeJtjui
farmers will be euriphetl by vu,ilrQa$$w
,.t ; )iitii8"iiiiii in i , 11 MiW