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THE PARTING Or SUMMER.
DT MRS rrEMSXS.
Thnurt bearing hence thy roses,
Olad Hummer, fare thee well I
Thou art singing thy Inst melodies
In ercry wood and dell.
Itutere tho golden sunset
Of the latest lingering day.
Oh I tell tne o'ro this checkered eirlb,
How thsu hait passed away.
Fright'?, sweet summer 1 brightly.
Thine hours have floated by,
To the joyous birds of the woodland boaghs,
The rangers of the sky,
And brightly in the forests
To the wild deer wandering free,
And, brightly midst the garden flowers.
Is the happy, murmuting bee.
Tut how to human bosoms,
With all thi-lr hopes and fears.
And thoughts that make them eagle wings,
To pierce the unborn years I
tweet summer I to tho enptive
Taouhae flown in burning dreams
Of the woods with all their whispering leaves
And the blue, rejoicing streams.
To ths wa.tedand the weary
On the b.'d nf sickness bound
In swift, dcllrous fantasies,
That changed with every sound;
To the sailor on ths b il'ows.
In longings wi'd and vain.
For thi gushing fount and offing hills.
All 1 the homes of earth again
And unto me, g'ad Mum-nT,
How hist tl o l flown to mi 1
lyrhain'uss foot.lcps nought hath kept
From thy hauutsuf-ong audg.co.
Thou hast flown In wnywnrd visions.
In memories of the dead
In shadow, fiom atroub'ed heart
OVr thy sunny pathway shed
In brief and sudden striding
To fling a weight a.ide
'.Mld.tthcsi thy melodies have ceased,
Andall thy roses died.
Tint, Oh I thou gentle Bummer I
If I greet th flower, once mora.
Bring ino again the buojaney
Where itli my soul should sonr,
fjive mo to hail thy sunshine,
With Bong and spirit free ;
Or in a purer nir than this
May that licit meeting be.
Why Breckinridge should be
We present tho following reasons why
Breckinridge should bo. supported for !
tho Presidency in prcferoneo to any other
candidate. Wo defy malice itelf to gain
nay a single one of them they arc true in
every particular and cannot be doubted or
disputed. Tho Democracy all ovor tho
country aro becoming moro and moro con
vinced, overy day, that Breckinripoe
is tho only eandidato in tho field worthy
the confidence and support of tho party,
and tho only one that can save tho party
from destruction. All who desire to re
main Democrats, and all Democrats who
dosiro to perpetuate tho glorious princi
ples for which they havohavo so long bat
tled, should earnestly consider tho roasons
hero presented and no longor hesitato to
join in support of tho only rcliablo Demo
crats candidate. The reasons why ho
Bhould be supported in preference to any
other candidate aro :
Because he is an ablo statesman, of
sound praotical views, and is honest and
faithful to tho Constitution, and will con
form to its letter and spirit in tho dis
charge of his duties.
Beoauso, ho is not an offico-scckor, and
has not involved himself in tho entangle
ments consequent upon a ten years' ohaso
for the Presidency,
Bccauso ho is ono of thoso generous
hearted and patriotic Kentukians who vol
unteered at tho call of hisoountry, to haz
ard his lifu in defenco of her right and
Because,in ever position to which ho has
beon assigned by his country, ho has ful
filled every duty devolved upon him with
on ability and fidelity unexcelled by any
ef his predecessors.
Beoauso, in his personal cntcrcourso ho
deports himself with a dignity and grace
befitting his position, but with a mild gen
tlenoss, indicating benovolcnco of disposi
tioa and and tho characteristics of tho truo
Bccauso, tho record of his past lifo is
without a blemish or a etahi, and to which
his friends can point with a proud satis
Because, his past career is free from
changing purposes and stultifying incon
sistencies. Because, ho rides no political hobbies,
but walks manfully in the straight lino of
Because, he has had no agenoy in
schemes of personal aggrandizement which
have had such fatal cfTcct upon the Demo
Bocauso,ha has not two political theories
one for tho North and West, and auothcr
for tho South.
Because, ho is not ashamed of principles
and afraid to avow thein, so as to permit
his countryman knowing what thoy aro
but frankly and clearly makes them known
in a suitablo and proper way, so that they
may bo received or rejected by tho peo
ple. Because, ho is a sound unflinching Dem
ocrat, as his ancestors, from tho revolu
tion down, have over been ono of them
having been a member of Jefferson's
Cabinct,and author of tho celebrated Ken
tucky Resolutions of 1708-99.
Because, he is a national, and not a sco-
lional Democrat, whoso sympathies and
judgement go hand in hand in sustaining
tho constitutional rights of tho people in
overy section of tho Union.
Because like a good and true citizen, he
receives and respects as law tho determi
nations of our enlightened judiciary, and
believes it tho duty of all to acquiesco in
Bccauso, he u devoted to tho equality
of rights of each stato and of every citizen
and believes that each State should man
age its own affairs iu its own way.
Ilccauso, ho bolioves that citizens of each
Stato have an equal right to settle in our
Territories with such property as the Con
stitution of tho United States recognizes,
and that all such property is equally cnti.
tied to protection from aggression or de
BccausCjbc believes in general laws pro
tecting all kinds of property, and that
ono kind shall have no pre-cminenco over
any other kind.
Because, ho believes that Congress can
not mako laws to drive property, lawfully
in a Territory, out, nor any to forco it to
coiuo iu, but feels bound to respect tho
equal rights of all.
Boeausc, ho holds that tho Territories, in
all branches of their government, have
such powors only, as Congress authorizes
them to exercise; and no moro,
Because, ho believes that tho Territories
havo no sovereignty while thoy remain
such, and receive their Governors, Judges,
Marshals, District Attorneys, &c. from the
Federal Government, and lcgislato under a
special character conferred by Congress,
limiting tho sphcro of action, and express
ly reserving tho right to dissent from laws
that may be thoro enacted.
Bccauso, he holds that what cannot be
done directly, cannot be done by indircc
tiou, and consequently that "unfriendly
legislation" cannot bo resorted to in ordor
to destroy any kind of property, whon it
caunot bo directly dono.
Bccauso, he docs not bclicvo that, in
this country, there is any law higher than
our Constitution, and tho laws enacted in
Because, like our anocstors, at tho revo
lution, he believes tho right of all to bo
cqual,and that depriving tho peoplo of any
of them, is a just cause of complaint and
Because, liko them, ho believes the Con
stitution is evcrywhero, within our borders
ths same, and that no ono can lawfully set
up rights above it without being guilty of
Because, he is opposed to disunion in
all its forms, and will inflexibly sustain our
alism, arrayed as it now is in tho North
ern and Western States, against tho South
is equally fatal to tho poaco and wclfaro of
tho country and happiness of tho pcoplo,as
when urged openly and frankly in Black
Because, in principlo and effect he sees
no differenco between Mr. Seward's "high
er law" and the squatter sovereignty "high
r law" claimed to havo been derived from
Bccauso, be has such entire confidence
that ho is right in principles, that ho con
fides in tho intelligence of the peoplo to un
derstand them, and ho, therefore remains
quietly at homo, attending to his private
affairs, instead of traveling over tho coun.
try making electioneering speeches for tho
Presidency. IIo leaves to others the bu
siness of thus blowing their own trumpets.
Because, he is opposed to Blavcry agita
tion, come from whence it may, or howev
or disguisod, and is decidedly against ma
king it a political issue, when there is no
probability of its becoming a practioal ques
tion during tho lifo of the present genera
tion, and ho consontsto meet only so much
of it as is aimed at tho destruction of tho
equal rights of fifteen States.
Bccauso he is no demagogue, and docs
not seek popularity by resorting to tho
tricks of some, but leavos the peoplo to
chooso between him and his competitors,
without puffing himself or disparaging oth
ers. Because, ho has qualifications for tho
office superior to cither of his competitors,
and will enter upon tho duties untrammcl
ed by those promises or expectations whieh
years of struggling for a nomination and
election, arc sure to occasion, and which
arc known to exist in tho caso of some of
Bccauso, if elected, ho will bo frce,in tho
organization of his administration, to so-
A Good Dialogue
The scene of tho following Interesting
Dialogue, is that of two farmers on oppo
site sides of a fence. Mr. Smith, who has
beside him a basket of very smalt potatoes,
is leaning on tho fenco looking wistfully
over at Mr. Jones, who is digging a splen
did crop of big Potatoes. A picturo of tho
scono was prepared with tho original dia
logue, and should bo here, but wo havo
not tho engraving at hand, Tho dialogue
is pleasing and instructive, and should bo
road by every one.
" Tho Potatoes, they aro small,
Over thoro. over there." Old Hong.
Mr. Smith How is it, neighbor Jones,
that your potatoes aro so largo and fine,
while just over tho fenco, on similar soil,
mino aro as small as pullets' eggs, and
precious few at that ?
Mr. Jones. I manured this field with
Mr. Smith. 'Pshaw. All tho Cincin
nati hog-killors couldn't supply brains
enough for this ten-acre field.
Mr. Jones. I used human brains, of
which there are plenty.
Mr. Smith. Nonsense Now don't
make fun of me because I'm unlucky, and
Providence has sent yotiji good crop.
Mr. Jones Providence helps those who
help themselves. 1 used my own brains
on this field.
Mr. Smith. So did I mine, and they
aro as good as anybody's.
Mr. Jones Ah I There's the trouble.
You know it all yourself: I don't, and so
I get all the outside help I can. I'vo
been collecting other men s brains for my
land for twenty years, and you sco one
result in this crop. 1
Mr. Smith. Yes, I seo the result, but
I don't understand it.
Mr. Jones Well, wo began hero 20
years ago, I thought myself a good farmer,
lect the best men of the nation for places I but I believed others had good ideas, too
for which they aro qualified j instead of and I made it my busiucss to get at their
co, or a cigar, or candy, and that's all tho
paper will cost. How littlo a week it costs
to supply yourself and family with a largo
amount of information through any good
Mr. Smith What aro tho politics of that
Mr. Jones It doesn't touch politics. It
is dovotod to such subjecta as Field and
Garden crops, Animals, etc., and has, be
sides, a good deal about Woman's Work,
which my wifo says is worth more than ten
times tho few pounds of butter it costs to
pay for the paper. Then thoro is also a
department for tho young folks containing
many things which plcaso tho ohildrcn
not nicro trashy stuff, such as is too of ton
printed for them, hut information that will
havo a good influence on them. I would
sell a dozen bushels of wheal to havo my
young peoplo get tho good reading in that
paper, but tho average price of ono bushel
will pay for it a year. My John says ho
can pay for it easy with tho eggs from two
or three hens. If I was a mechanic or
merchant and had only a littlo garden, I
should tako the paper to tell me how to
mako the best use of the little plot ; and if
I had not a foot of land I should still
want it for my wifo and children.
Mr. Smith Docs tho editor know any
thing about farming?
Mr. Jones The editor who owns and
publishes tho paper was brought up on a
farm, where he learned to work. Ho has
studied all th books on farming, and ex
perimented for years in the laboratory,and
has besides, traveled all over tho country
to see what was doing. Then be has sev
eral associates Formers, Gardeners, and
Housekeepers, who know what they writo
about, and among tbcin all thoy gather up
a wonderful lot of information every year.
Ths language, too, is so plain, so liko talk
ing with you, that I enjoy reading it.
Then, too, every paper has engravings,
which show one exactly how animals and
papers. Tho proprietor also offers somo six fountains throw up jets from thirty to
voli,1i1n tiio,miima In tltna. ...I.n nnl ,m d!I, rpi. t i - .
being compelled to reward all sorts of men
for their efforts iu securing a nomination,
not voluntarily accorded for personal fit
nes s and qualifications, as well as political
Because, he would mako a president of
whom the nation would bo justly proud j
who would preserve our high standing
abroad) and command the respect and con
fidence of our own citizens everywhere ;
who would ever prefer the union and pros
perity of tho country to his own interests,
or that of any cliquo formed for any pur
poso whatever ; who could bo tho Presi
dent of tho whole country tho East, West
North and South and not of a section, or
a band of partizans; ono who is worthy to
walk in the foot-steps of his most illustri
ous predecessors ; one whose pago in histo-
thcughts; somo I found iu agricultural
books and papers, others I picked up at
tho County Pairs, by asking how the big
things were raised, and often I'vo got a
good hint from a neighbor.
Mr. Smith I'vo always been down on
this "book farming," but your crops stag
ger me, they 'ro real knock down argu
ments. I'm sick of the poor chow I get
for all my work, and am desperate enough
to try anything for improvement.
Mr. Jones I'll give you my experience;
it may aid you. About nineteen years ago
I heard that some men who had been bro't
up on farms had clubbed together, and ono
of thorn was going to publish a paper,
which should consist mainly of accounts of
how different farmers cultivated various
crops, and such liko matters. I sent for
ry will bo bright and unspotted, devoid of tho paper and have done so ever since, and
selfish traits, and 6trongly marked by pa
triotism and lovo of our glorious Union,
and of the great and enduring'principlcs of
STRAiaiiT-ouT Douar,Asisi Indiana.
The defoat of General Foster in Penn
sylvania has boon attributed by somo to
his not declaring himself distinctly in favor
of Judge Douglas for President. It is ar
gued that if ho had dono so tho result
would have been different.
Perhaps tho result of tho Indiana elec
tion, which has just taken place, will throw
some light on tho subject. Thero tho Demo
cratio candidate for Governor, Mr. Hend
ricks, was an out-and-out Douglas man.
Ho proclaimed his preferenco everywhere,
in season and out of season. That Stato
adjoins Illinois, it is a portion of tho great
Northwest part and parcel of Douglas'
own bailiwick, wbero it was said ho would
carry everything by spontaneous oombus-
Constitution and laws, at all times and on lion
all occasions, at any and overy hazard, and
by all possible moaus.
Because, ho is opposed to slavo oodos
Well, Indiana has gono by botween ten
and fifteen thousand majority for ths Blaok
Republicans. So it appears that tho
will his infatuated followorsbo oonvinced !
A. Toast. Women : to her virtues wo
g'tvo our lovo; to her beauty our admira.
tion, and to hor hoops tho whole side
by Congress, or to demanding anything much-vauntcd straight out Douglasism is
moro for tho security of slave property than as weaK in tlio iortnwcst as u is ncre.
for any other, but is opposed to any ag-. Douglas' last hope is extinguished. When
gressivo law upon it or to authorize its destruction.
Because, ho bclievos that when a Terri
tory is preparing a Constitution preparato
ry to admission as a Stato, thoy may right
fully provide for permitting or rejecting
slavery, and that Stato sovereignty coin,
menccs on tho adoption of tho Constitution
and admission as a Stato of tho Union.and
that then it will havo the samo rights of
equality as other States.
Because, ho is opposed to that phaso of
sectionalism whieh claims that tho fifteen
slavo States havo not tho same rights ns
tho remaining ones, but that they must
submit to an inequality through unfriendly
Btcauic, ho boliovos this form of section-
now I havo nineteen largo volumes, every
pago of which I have read, a littlo at a
time, and tho whole has cost the produce
of a singlo acre. Why I am astonished
when I think over the ten thousand tho'ts,
mid hints, and suggestions I havo thus
gathered. What a blank would bo left in
my head, if these thoughts were taken
Mr. Smiths But docs the practico of
farmers on other kinds of soil and with a
different climate, suit your wants ?
Mr. Jones Why no, not exactly, per
haps. But then, every thought I get from
another, starts a new thought in my own
mind, and thus I am constantly improving
my own skill and practice. You see, I
get all tho brains I can from other men's
heads, and compost them well in my own
head with a mixture of common sense, and
then make tho application to my fields. In
that way, I havo manured this crop of
plants, and implements, and household
furniture look, much better than worda
could describe them. Among theso aro
plans of buildings, that help one to plan
others ; and also many very fino Urge pio-
turos, which are worth moro than tho cost
of a whole volume.
Mr. Smith I suppose those engraving
and descriptions are partly to help the
editor sell implements or fertilizers
valuablo premiums to thoso who get up
lists of subscribers. Send for tho paper,
and you may afterwards find it well worth
while to mako up a club. Somo 1700
persons havo got good premiums in this
way during two years. Somo of your
German neighbors would join you, porhaps,
for tho JJgiiculturiit is printed separately
in German. I did intend to start a club
myself, but I havo so many potatoes to
dig. I can not get tho time. My sister-in-law
in Iowa, got up a club last year,
and rccoivod a premium of a S50 Wheeler
& Wilson Sowing Machino ; an old ac
quaintance in Wisconsin got two or throe
good farming implements, and a young
nophew of mino in Ohio got a beautiful
copy of Webster's great Dictionary. Thcsa
things only cost them a littlo ti se, show
ing tho paper evenings and election day.
Send in your subscription and tho first pa
per will toll you all about the premiums.
I forgot to tell you that overy year tho pub
lisher also sends out" to all his subscribers
who want them a lot of choice garden anj tanoc to osoapo tho great heat
r.i I 7- I r I .1 ?
Mr. Smith What does ho charge fo
Mr. Jones Nothing; they aro sect free
except tho postage. They aro of tho best
kind and ono single parcel I got last year
wa3 worth more to me than tho price of tho
Mr. Smith I'll try it a year, any way;
if half what you say Is truo it will bo a
Mr. Jones You'll find every word I
havo said true.
Mr. Smith 1 11 send this very night,
while in the spirit of it,
Mr. Jones Do it, and you'll always
thank mo for this talk. Good day, I must
hurry up digging my potatoes, I'vo such a
lot of them thanks to a hint in tho Agri
Mr, Smith now did you say I should
direct tho letter containing the Dollar?
Mr. Jones To Orange Judd, 41 Park
Row, Now York City
sixty feet high. Tho fountain from tho
spray of which I so hastly retreated, mado
largo deposits of molten lava on tho bank
whero I was standing, and when it oeascd
I procured somo very good specimens. A
short period of inactivity ensued, and then
tho waves of tho fire commenced to roll
and dash against tho littlo island, as wo a
first saw tdem. Nativo tradition say that
this crater has been burning from finio im
memorial. Tho most wonderful and mysterious
phenomenon wo witnessed was on tho sec
ond day of our visit to tho crater. It was
noon, and wo wore sitting on a high bank
at lunoh. I had turnod my face in tho
wind, to avoid tho intenso heat of the lake,
I was startled by a noiso liko tho rushing
together of vast bodies of water. Tho na
tives jumped up instantly, and raising an
unearthly shout, scampered off in an op
posite direction. Turning towards tho lako,
I behold a scene which I shall nevor
forget. I, too, had to run off somo dis-
surfaoo of tho lako was in a stato of tha
wildest commotion. Wavo clashed on
wavo, and all was confusion. Tremend
ous billows of fire rolled from every sido
of tha lako into tho centre, and meeting in
ficrca conflict around the island in tho
o:ntre, broke with fury over its black sides.
Then, nftor receding again, they rushed to
tha onset once more, with increased forco,
and meeting together, shot up into the air
porhaps ono hundred feet ono vast spiral
body of red liquid lava, which finally
combed over and then fell in graceful spray
back into the lako again.
A Wolf Story.
The settlers of Maino found, beside iU
redfaeed owners, other and abundant sour
ces of annoyance and danger. Tho ma
jest'to forests, which then waved where now
is heard tho hum of business, and whero
now a thousand villages stand, were tho
homes of enumerable wild and savago ani
mals. Often at night was tho farmer
aroused from sleep by tho noiso without,
which told that bruin W03 storming tho
sheep-pen or pig-sty, or was laying violent
paws upon somo unluoky calf and often,
on a cold winter evening did they roll a
largo log against the door, add with beat
ing hearts draw closer around the ficr, as
potatoes with plenty of brains. Tho editor tllat PaPor a J'ear. and 00 what thoro is
called hero last week on his Western tour in 1 can manago to sava two oanU a
A Lake of Fire.
A correspondent of tho Alia Califaniian
gives the following incidents of a visit to
the volcano, Kilauua, in tho Sandwich
Islands, thirty-six miles from Hilo. Af
ter saving that the crater of this voloano
Mr. Jones Not at all. Tha editor keeps , is in a vast pit in the midst of sn immense ' imai noni oi tno wolt ccuocd turouga
nothing of tho sort to sell, so that ha may plain, having only a gradual irse up to tha
be perfectly freo to proiso or condomn any- centre and that within near a puarter ef a
thing, according as it may be valuable or ruilo is the entrance to a groat cave, whioh
worthless to his readers. You would laugh ho and his guides explored ha says :
to sec how lie comes dow,n on poor ivcn- Suddenly we oama to a high bank, and
tions, patent manures, and all kinds of tooking down wo beheld tho lake of fire
humbugs. j beneath us about seventy-fiva feet. This
Mr. Smith Is the paper adapted to our lake is something more than a muo in
part of tho country ? ! circumfercnoe. There, in full viow, were
Mr. Jones Exactly. Soils and cropj real or liquid firo, of a bright red color,
and olimalcs differ, but tie general princi- spluttering and splashing liko ocean waves !
pies of cultivation arc the saroo every-I A little Island of bard lava stands iu ths
where, and here is tho benefit of a paper ( middle of the lako, against tho blaok sides
published for the whole country. Every of which tha waves of fire dashed with
reader gets new ideas by learning what is tremendous fury, and breaking on tho
dono somewhere else ; and further, I find jagged cliffs, they would cast their red
that tho paper has letters from every part spray high in tho air. The sides of this
of the country, and one or more aisociato lake are solid walls of firo, glowing with)
in different sections, so that wo get infor- fearful intensity, "ewere standing on
mation from many regions and our own too. the windward bank, with a strong cold
One thing I mut mention particularly. wind blowing down, yet the heat was co
The editor is constantly warning his read- intonso we coold only look a minuto at a
crs against humbngs, telling how 'harpers timo, and then turn away to catch tho re
take tho advantage of people. Why, I freshing influonee of tho cool brccte. In
was just going to send a dollar for an ar- addition to tho hideous roaring and bis
tide advertised in glowing colors, when I sing of the lake, was heard, at short in
found it shown up as a humbug in this tcrvals, sounds muoh rcsorabling that of a
paper. But I oannot ttop to talk moro steamer blowing off steam only infinitely
now i navo sucn a lot oi poiatoos to nar- louacr, ana ominous growuug oi jiem up
forces struggling in subterranean oavcrns,
at which tho very earth seemed to tremblo.
Smith I wish I had. I must try
the woods. Tho wolf was tho most feroci
ous, blood-thirsty but cowardly of all ani
mals, rarely attacking man, unless driven
by severe hunger, and seeking his victim
with the utmost pertinacity. Tho incident
hero related occurred in the early history
A resident of that placo, Mr. II,
was one autumn engaged in felling trees
somo distance from tho house. His littlo
son, eight years old; was iu the habit,
while his mother was busy with household
cares, of running out into the field and
woods around tho house, and often going
where his father was at work. Ono day
after the frost had robbed the trees of their
foliage, tho father left his work soonor than
usual and started home. Just on tho edgo
of tho forest he saw a pile of leaves with-
I nnk .rnnriinc In think- "Vhnf. had mndn it. lift
eautiously removed the leaves, when what
was his astonishment, to find his own dar
ling boy lying thoro sound asleep. 'Twas
but the work of a moment to take up tho
littlo sleeper, put in his placo a small log,
carefully replace tho leaves, and conceal
himself among the bushes to watch tho ro
suit. After waiting there a short time, ho
hoard a wolf s distant howl quiokly follow
ed by another, till tho woods seemed alivo
with tho fearful sounds. The howls cam
Personal beauty is a lcttor of recom.
mendation written by tho hand 'of divinity
but not unfrcqucntly dishonored by tho
A Western editor says his voico 'Is still
for truth,' Evidently his voice for truth is
Rembrandt Peale, tho eminent pain
ter, died in Philadelphia on Thursday in
tho 63d year of his age.
among farmers, and seeing my good crops
ho asked me to writo out how I have treat
ed this field for years past, aud I promised
to do it as soon as my crops arc gathered.
Ho will probably print it, as he constantly
prints all such practical matters, and per
haps a hundred thousand persons will read
it ; and though nobody clso may do just
as I do, many will get a new hint, and im
prove upon it. You may read it if you
Mr. Smith I would liko to borrow your
Mr. Jones Better tako it yourself, for
then yon will bo moro likely to road it.
You will find hundreds of plain talks about
Mr. Jones Never fear. If you don't
find it pays, I'll buy your copies at oost,
for my boys to keep.
Mr. Smith What did you say tho pa
per is called ?
Mr. Jones Tho American Agricultur
ist. It is published jn How icrk Lity.
Tho editor, though ono of our country far
mers, and living in tho couutry, fiuds ho
can publUh it cheaper thero, whero print
ing, and paper, and mailing facilities aro
Mr. Smith now shall I get it !
Mr. Jones Simply incloso a dollar bill
in a letter, giving your name, Post Office,
various kinds of crops, during a single and Stato plainly, and direct to Uranqe
year. Ono hint gavo fivo bushels of corn Judd, 41 Park Row, Jsew lork Utyi
on each aero of a largo field in a singio
Occasionally, largo masses of the cooled , nearer and in a few minutes a largo g&unt,
savage looging won, teapcu iuio iuu opvu
ing, closely followed by tho wholo pack.
Tho leader sprang direotly on the pile
of leaves, and in an instant scattcrred them
in every direction. Soon as ho saw tho
deception, his look of fierceness and confi
dence changed to that of most abject fear.
IIo shrank back cowed to tho ground, and
passively awaited his fato ; for tho rest,
onraged by tho supposed cheat, fell upon
him, tore him .to pieces, and devoured him
on tho spot. And whon they had fin
ished their comrade, thov wheeled around
Mr. Smith I can't afford to tako it this
Mr. Smith When does a volume begin!
Mr. Jones Tho twentieth volumo be
gins Jtnuary 1st, but all who sond in tho
vear. ' remaining numbers of this year, in addi
Mr. Jones You would think nothing of . tion to tho whole of noxt year's. So if
spending two cents a week for extra tobao-' yousubsoriba now,you got fourteen month's
lava on the edgo of tho lako became do-
taohed, and falling into tha boilng caul
dron, aro instantly reducod to a liquid
After a few minutos' silenco, disturbed
only by an occasional hissing and mur
muring, I was startled by that awo inspir
ing sound of escaping steam. In an instant
a faint glimmering of red, liko a suoet of
lightning, shot out from undor tho over
hanging brink, wbero I was standing, and
ran across tho lake. This was a signal
for u ohange In tho wholo programme Im-
morlinrnlv tho wholo lako bcoamo ot a
bright red color,
up in different parts of tho lake.
My eyes followed thoso wuuamazomcni,
as ono after tho other thoy cast up great
qu&utitics of pare vermilioa colored liquid.
Thcso wero followed by two otners, in rapid
succession, ono which burst up near whoro
I was standing. Running back, I cower
ed under tho upper banks and witnessed
plunged into, tho forest, and disapeared,
- j. ... i i ft.,n .nlnnin. ftf liinir first, nrinp-irnnpft
and tour lountains oursi. aiuuiimuuu. n
not a wolf was to bo seen, 'lho oxcitod.
father pressed tho child to his bosom, and
thauked tho kind Provideneo which led
him thero to savo his dear boy. Tho boy
aftnr playing till ho was weary, had laid
down and fallcu aslcop, and in that situa
tion tho wolf had found him and covorod
him with leaves, until ho could bring his
tho grandest pyrotoebnioal display of which comrades to tuo least; out nimwu uan
jitispossdblota form any conception. Theso j furntbhod tun ropast.