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HEA3Ua3 02 SCHOOL-IE AQUINO.
Ho sweet it i to watch ths mind's unfolding !
To tram the young thought and the guileless
To see wutia plaitic characters are moulding
(Can't 1 go out V -My leseon i-n't heard I")
Hiilt-turmed ideas through th young mind flit
t:ng (Shan't litorge be still, o'am!" 'Jieph
Thers is a throng of g!ad yong facss round
Bright with the fresbncM of life's early spring;
Aid books, aud slaUs, and maps on alt siues
bouud me, '
('Shaa'i tbem girls stop ? thsy'ra playing with
a string I")
.ltd eagtr lo -ks, aud minds intent on study
("Jim pushed m dofto, and got my boots all
So sbada of earthly orrow a'er bag cloadeJ
Tbir brief, bright Uvea so innocent and fair !
(I'leasa, ma'am, make Joha move dowu my j
seat is crowded 1") j
Ha grief nor sadness ("Sammy pulled my ;
Ix-iteucs is tJ them all sunny weather 1
("BLU's beeu pincuini" o, i havtcu't, uei
A rrscious cbane to me has been entrusted,
Tb guidanca ot aaoh young, immortal mind
('Cau't write with this tel peu; u s aa ;
rusted I ) ;
To nourish gent.e thoughts and feelings kind.
To lead tUeui iu the path which, lieaveu pleas
es ("My spshinihook has got all tore to pieces!")
0, for mors strength; more gentleness of spirit !
More ftisioia iu tue better way to guide
("i'vs got my iessou "iiuwl O, please to hear
More Latieucs to endure whea "ills betide !"
("Jiui Taiior's give my arm a dreadjut twist !" ,
U, such cuufusiou! achool may be
TTZIAK JONAS' APirLE BEE.
ST SOADIAH bCCJCTUOKM, M. D.
It was a mild day iu the latter part of Novem-
V.OI u .i.in flti,!. t.iiirk..tlv I ia! t .11 trtfj i tit llltli:.II
buuiUivT; 10." some reason it was not forth-com- .
Ht that aeaiiou; it claimeu and received a
Jiate just as autumn was about to baud over her
fcjoks to the -ruier of the luvcrted year."
Mr. Uunc," said Mrs. Joues, atauding in the
kitcheu doorway, aud looking to wards the h.rcd
tuan who was taking up the last cabdage iu the
giirdeo, Mr. Uuuc, " s nd Mrs. Joues, eievat.ng
itr voice so thut it might overcome the oi sntcie
tbcutea iy eight luu; ot inter einng snce.
"I want you to Uo au erraud lor me ih-g utoru
iug ; i WHUtvuU to go to Mr. Hall's for me."
Mr. tiulm gave intimation by a uui that he
COUij rehtu leu tue nature uf her wauts, aud pro
cetued to finisu his Work, saying
'1 kuew something out oi the Common line
Was wanting as soou as I he .ri the Miater. It
is Hun, at other timea ; I have no objectiou to go
ia over to Hall's none whatever, especially
luce Uecky is at home." He accordingly went
tj Mrs. Jones una received hi niitrui ti' ns.
Ihis said Mr. iivujamin Franklin Gaiic was a
tall, heavy built Vbukee, abut twenty years
old, wim had made goo i us j of iiis eyi s as well
his teeth during the greater part d" that pe
iod. lie woikeu l the year lor Mr. Ji'i.ea.
llw was the auviacr, aud, to a great extent, di
rector of his employer, who had not the enter
prise, Self-reliance, aud talent for comm. nil
bich characterize moist ot those whose repub
lican liberties with King's tiugiish mrk them as
belonging to New ilngiaud.
Mr. Uuiic did not move his feet rapid'y on
tht princiott: thai large bodies move soWiy but
he uiwved them a good distance at each steo,
and, consequently, he was ere long at Mr. 1 lab's
door. The do-r wus open to receive the rays of
tie morning sun. On the threshold lay a dog,
ure-aining with bis eyes half open br half shut,
U the reader may pi etv:!; npp, a.t the door, ui
a Windsor arm-chair tilted against tne wall, sat
Mr. Hall, a Stout, oak-faced, gray-headed man,
leading his iih wStapcr, which he- held out be
fore hint at ii i in s length, his spectacles being
sUiut twenty years loo young for him. Mr.
fiu.ic pause i lor a moment, and ca&t a contem
plative Kjok at the dog perhaps he . was com
pur.r.g his conditiou with that of a hired man
then applied the knuckle of his middle finger to
the door peat, producing a sound somewhat
louder than that produced by the carpet haiu
nier of the housewife, at the blow bubsequent
to that bettowed upon her hvl't thumb instead
of the nail head.
"ValW in," said Mr. Hall, very skillfully com
hining a growl with au nrticulat sjuud.
"VHiieit w;iy?" asked lien.
"Which way you will," said the old man, still
tot taking his -yt from the paper.
lien waiaed iu, ami having waited in vain for
a itivitatior. to be seated, e concluded lo take
& sent without ao invitation. The chair which
he selected as the instrument for carry i- g-his
WAcluBioa into tffect gave way under the pres-
sure of the too tolid fiel." and the in e.
gravitation, operating w it.ii ticmoi-ltic impartial
uy, drew hint towards the cenire ot the earti.
ti.l the s;r. in maple floor arrested Ins progn s-
The. er .sh and the catastrophe did not uivi ri the
old man's attention from his paper. 15 n amu
6ed himself by putting tlie par; of the denioli.-di-
ed chair in piace, or, lo use h.s own expression,
j -by sotting the trap lor somebody eise." lie
; had ample time for this; iusj lur tricing the
journey ut'a w.;Sp on tlie wail, before .Mr. II o
' fouled his i i per. raised his spectacles on his
forehead, ami uttered,
tun, the wonls
in a sb 'lit iuu-rroative i
Folks well?" f
-They w is well whi n I come here ; I should '
think it is bkeivthit thev are sick by this time." J
A Slight movement al mt tlie corners of .Mr.
Mali's mouth showed that a smile was hovtriug
in the viciu.ty. It came as near lig-iting on his
lips as he uS'itlly permitted one t co'iie.
'Miss Jo.iea ent me to borrow some things
for the apple hee."'
'What is an apple bee?"
It is somewhere about half way between a
honey bee utid a humble, bv-e."
Mr. Hall was accustomed t.i affect great lgno
ranee ol aU things pcrt niiuig to youinful sj-orts t
aud merrv uiakiitus: veritable tradition, howcv
ar, related that he was famous iu nisyoung davs
for exploits in that line: heuce Mr. (Juno thought
he gave him such au uuswer as he deserved "
l'robab.y he thought bo Limseil ; tor auoiner
Buiile signals, hut aid not f.tiny lieae in Mgltt.
'l s'fcpoae.l Can have the things?" said lieu.
'Nhat things ?"
"All your empty tin pans."
They've got milk iu them."
I shouid tike to see one of your empty tin
paus with iniik in it. it would he about us cu
rious as your way of welcoming a ueighbor."
Mi ho m going iu be tlu t e?"
.Everj bouy .md some ottusrs, aud I ahouldu't
wonder u .ir. Han wvre t be tocrt; oi
me the paus, or tuey'll have curuui-r jur to
gether ou my at-vouut."
Mr. Haii went to the stairs leading to tiie cel
lar, aud Siia, ".laiuma, you're wautuJ."
1 can't iviiv the keu.e; who wants me?"
M.s Joiiea w..nts to borrow your tin pans."
'he can have them.'
Where are they
l kiuw w.iere they are," said Ren; tbey
Stand leaim.g Mgaiti.tt tne soui'n suie uf the bourse
iiae a Hue of ippositiou suits." o Basint, he
nroieetli'd at once, to tlte lovAtity. und ir.iilicltd
uu the bhiuiuir utensna. lie was iiioiiuir to-
Wards home, when a aiighl hem trout behind a
sheet hung on a cloloea uue cuuseu h.m to biop.
Celilii l ;ui sileet ttuod Mit iWotcea S-iiin
Hail, usoaiiy called liecky. iSiid app.aieU to
be (uy wnu tue clothes plus, which, however,
did uoi in. en any uttetitiuii That she was staU'i-
ing tiiere for tue express puriae ol exchang-
ing wi.r.is wiiti him, wnl appear pvriectiy
dent wnen we proceed wnn the ii in oivc.
"ili.l 'uu warn ail lo.y j ciutui-s.'" s n I lieu,
poiuciug to t.ie urray ui oan is, oneeis, .ud ven
ous ullic.es lutl.lio wOie auu UUui ni:ouali:e
wii.cn nun,: uu li.e iiucs exteu-iiug ir-jiu ir. e to
tree, and tioiu post to pot, an-i iroiu fnice to
-I did," was the calm reply of the capable
i hey are dona first rate come over Cany
won't you ?"
Who are cu
'Ever y body.
Iid .vi.s Ug ien say she would come
-Are Mr. Green's folks coming?"
-They are gone u.way you know."
O, yes, so tiiey are. 1 dou't like to go where
there are so many."
Tue more the mvrrier. Ail the young fa ks
will ne thre; Foster .s going to shui up store
aii' I come."
it is no m itUr wheih- r he c-jtu s or a t. I
suppose I muse c uio or gve oitence.
Uon't forget lo c- ux a ij."
He then wi-nt ins w.iv. a tying t:' himself,
Yoll wail be il.rce eiioogii lo ji.i, .1 la il y u
kli.iiV lual tue wnitc fiiigcrcU iiit.rctt.viil is lo Uo
there he is not a merchant; not. nog nut a
clem, ll 1 Uu worn out iy Ujc ye.r, i'u nave
more money at theenu id lac year tiiau he wnl
have. Take him, U you Waut him. I ati Uo
la Vol s ot you. ''
Nvw Mr. ileiijaioin Franklin Guiic Was a 111 111
of trotu uu i Vvr.ic ty 111 an ins siaiements m ite
tootut.rs; iiis slaieiu ails 111 i b;-lo liinicit. espe
cially when they reiaicu to ilecky. could ut be
tlependc'i upon; 111 fact, they were ui'teit the
very reverse ot tratn ; tuey were so iu tbe t res
eut case. lledi.l asi most earnesiiy n tavoroi
her ati'ectioiiS, and a life interest m uor pcrsou.
How it was ta it he couid speak Che trutit a cou
scientioiiiy to otnei S, and ne so egrcgiously to
biiuse.l, we shaii not attempt to e-t-t nii. it is
our ous.iuss as bisioriaiiai, to liiroiS i toe facts
for tue phiu.s opheis to work up 'iu. systems.
Vve will nov give some aocouue of prepar.itioiis
Strictly appertaining to lite iiomc uepariiucut.
Mrs. Junes was in biYor of n.o.iig in liee in
tiie kitchen, and brought. forward many weighty
arguments in suppore of her position Bui the
rsttit proves t.l .t tnele IS lt arguing against
facts. t he fact was tuat Miss tSrleit Og'ten j
wIm ha . spent several m-mtas iU .in incorpora
ted city, mid itad ths become the arnur. ss ot
gciitnily iu the village u.u, at tiie laSi uaell-
ing at her house, not only occupied tue -irout
room," but actu thy fastened the door leading
from the irontrot-m into toe kitchen. It was
not tipeiied even to adonl tne bearer ol suinlr.is
for the refreshment of tue vis. tors. He was.
there.'ore. ob.iitod to go round to the trout tloor.
Ou his way there, bearing a large waiter ueavy
laden with crockery, g.ass, C;tke, and sweet
meats, he walked into an external cellar way.
making a des cut of about six feet iu a. single
step. The-re was a crash of croctery, and a
loud utterauce of some very uo.11ecea-i.1ry and 111
harmousous expletives, and a atiil h.uder pea
of laughter from old Mr. Ogdcu, who s it Tit lit
kitchen chimuey corner. The old gentleman
was no fneud to genteel innovations.
Miss fclkn Ogden 0 example was, therefore,
conclusive ngaitiat having tue young foiks hi th.
kitchen. They must occupy th ; -troi.t room.'
The room must therefore, be prepared ; and a
the evening would uoiiutlcss be tool, it was ne
cess try to have a tire lighted there.
The lire was (itued ..bout the middle of the
afternoon, but the smoke manifested a very un
accommodating, ad ux tavt quits rsbauiuus
tBLiNSliUG, TlitllSBAY, AIM 14, 1853.
..lint Instead of ascending the chimney, it
,ursued an opposite course. It most irrever
cutiy took possession of all parts of the room,
a.t i rolled itseif up iu folds near the ceiling, as
if to get out of Keziah's reach
Some very combustible materials were then
procure !, and a hiaze was produced in the hope
that it would prove more tractable. Alas! it
caught the spirit and followed the example of the
smoKe, and with increased energy and insolence.
Its tirst act was to flv into Keiiah's face as
she was kneeling on the hearth, kindly fanning
it into existence. It then reached its tongue
't most to the mill lie o!" the room, and then cut led
11 ovt-r the mantle piece, to the great p-nl ot a
curiously-wr. u.ibt paper basket, the visible
proof of Keziah's attend. nice at a select school.
It tin ii seemed suiittcu with a suMneri impulse
to examine t'ie chimuey, whereupon th chiui-
J ney took iire. to th inH.iite terror of Mrs. Junes,
i who was sure the house would be burnt, with
I t 1 1 rliiti.-ra i n 1 ii -j t t lit.ft.ii it 11 ntrt.Aiuifir 1'u
.... Ul.llil i .V j.. . ...... .p.
m ike sure of saving s i netliinji, she seised a
heavy iron kettle filled with water, and carried
it So far from the h-.use that it would not be
likely to be set on tire by the falling sparks.
As soon as tiie chinmev was fairly ou fire.
both the name and the smoke aemed to think
all tiie fun lay in that direclion. Tuy accord
ingly went up the chimney as steadily as if they
j had never gone anywhere else. The sni"ke iu
tue room, receiving no reiniorceineiit, utoie qui
etly out of the open door, and disappe ired a
quickly as possible.
The room was then put in order: a table was
placed in tlie centre, aud all the chairs in the
house, except one for Mr. Jones, was rangnd
close to each other around the walls of the room.
L!y -early candle light" about twenty girls
were assemhled. They were ail talkative as it
may be supposed twenty g!rls in a room, with
out their mothers or men would be. by
don't the gentlemen come?" was asked mentally
by more than one. At length footsteps were
heard approaching. The giuls who happened
to be standing took tbeir seats. All the ch.wrs
on the side of the room were in a moment filled
with maidens as demure, for the time being, as
the most precis ; could deslr-J. Suddenly there
was a loud stamping on the d.or-steps. a very
energetic mode of divesting one's boots of suow
or dust, preparatory to an entrance. The stamp
ing and the faint knock which succeeded, were
followed within by a most profmnd silence,
which was broken only by the res jiratioun of
one whose ideal beauty of fornt was m iuit'estly
euner tne nour-gia-s or tne
wasp, kezi-u open-
ed the door ati 1 the vouut eeiit'.eineii found
th-iiiselv-s fn full view of au uuhroken line of
silent beauty, in the face f which they wereex
pecte I to advance. They f :ti red owe-h press
ed his neighbor to go forward. No litUe oufu
siou w .s apparent.
Among other truths then and there illustrated.
was the important muc that
claim a monopoly of ante's
titer s mie d-lav I
. rh .,r, ..-;
an entrance was eaeeted. The ch urs opposite
the g.ris wtTc seeureil The door w is left open
011 t-trint-ii aii034-4j 10 lie ui: iubi o ma '
. w- r .i 1 4 1
mist hv ris.nir to c oe it. Som of the ladies 1
v: .1 1: 1 . . .1... !.. ,.e w:
,1,1, ..-- ,.,.-i
moii'i'iiental alabaster s n-i iilm jss of winch was
s rioiisly tfected y the ingress of t-te cold
evening air. A daring fellow at length arose
and c.ose 1 tne door.
Along the lines thus formed there was a si
lence as deep and alino-t as iuipreasive as that
which souutiiues precedes a battle. After a
while there were sonitj whisperings on the part
of th girls, and a supprt'&aed giggie; but the
younr men preserved a prufouu 1 -iieuce and a
most praiseworthy gravity. The se its seemed
somewhat harder than thos;' to which the had
l. 1 - 1 : . .....
most of them wished they had left their ha
A rap. as with a walking stick, was heard at
fu ll's Mr. Foster." whispered one.
M;ss Becky b'iu-iHed at the sound either of the
knock or thcu tme. Kezi ih opened the daor,
ant Mr. lienj mini F. Gulic ntonil liefore her,
dre-se I 111 h s bet. He walked in with as much
dignity as if he had come from California in
stead of the ch.tm er nver the kitchen. He sat
d in and for a m niient imitated the gravity of
his peers, ne then turned to the most solemn ,
o te present, and asked him what was the state i
of titv; moot -thine N answer wis given; but!
the question greatly lightened the pressure of,
the constraint un ler which all present labored.
Convers itiou begin; at first indeed, in whis
pers, tint soon si-v-ral spoke out loud.
I was under the impression," stid Mr. G..
th it this was to be au Apple Bee, but I don't
see the apples.'"
-Bring tli vin on," jjiid one of the boldest;
let us have something to do."
Ben aud Kezi.ih then bronsrht a corn basket
full of apples, which were placet! on the table.
A tin pan wu.-. given to etch damsel. The young
men then distributed the apples, and the work
of paring began. As th-re was no pans for the
gentlemen, it w is u.'cessiry for each one to sit
beside a lady and drop his parings into the pan,
which ImbU a piace of greater or less security
upon her lap. A better contrivance for tete-a-tete
was never devised.
I Paut ii
r. Benjamin Gulic had managed to secure a
; .c.:ll Dv. the sule ol M.ss llebei-c i ft ibui.i Hau,
j w.l9 paring with great skill and rapidity,
1 letting the i.iriii!rs fall into the pan which was
j ,,r ratinr ou tlie lair one s lap,
J course rendered it necessary that he
J Tery near her,
.'When are yr. roster sivis coming Dome:
-Can't say. was Benjamin s laconic reply.
Do thev trade a trood deal at their store?"!
asked Beck v red, aud ad the rest of the Company very goou
-L'in'tsty " luuured. It was followed by an explosion ot
"-I'sU ml think itwtHild not do to shut up ! laughter, iu which the iutebeutual young lady
tbe store." i became more and more interested, tiuaiiy it
xMr. Benjamin Gulic did not see fit to intimate was voted nem. Co, tg have a game ot hiae -ucl
whether he did or did not .gr. e with her in Beek. 1 he hiding and the "'6
..pinion. He saw that her min 1 was rmmirig i Jes. Mis Becky and Mr. ter were t-ether.
o Mr Fos er. the popular clerk ; that she was and so were Miss Mills and -Mr. V'1
speculating on the probabilities of him coming Gulic bad two things to attend to. uoe was to
J. The Bee.- ! "-cure a good hiding place for himselt and part-
-How thick you pare your apples!" exe'aim
ed Becky. -Keziah, Mr. Gulic is paring your
nil a.'VAV " .
Keziah was too much occupied with ktr part
uer to he4 Ui raaiark,
Get somebody to pare with you who can
suit you better." said lien in a low voice. He
then rose and left the room, under a pretence of
procuring afresh supply of apples. He walked
forth and 'took a survey of the stars, though not
usually given to astronomical observations.
That girl," said he to himself confidentially,
'that giri," we do not quote his words accurate
ly, for we wish to make them a little more com
plimentary to the lady than they really were
wants to know very bad- why that soft-handed
aud soft headed clerk isu't here. Well, she
may have him, and see if tape and molasses will
keep her in as good case as the northern farm
The northern farm was eipected to come into
Mr. iienjamin i Gulic's possi esion in tiie
j-pring. Like a sensible man he was desirous
oi tiii iiug s 'ine one whom it might be made
over to with Lim "jointly."
-I'll let her alone," said Bnj.imin to himself;
and tearing lest his e.r should fail to catch the
remark, he repeated it several times with gr. at
distinctness. Having thus finished his comma
i.icat.ons to bint It, he ovised a ba-ket of ap
ples and returned to the pct-ne of operations,
in placing it ou the t bie, which we have al
ready .iJ s in the cutre of the ro:n, the
table wa overthrown. This caused the over
throw of sever! girls with tin ptos full of ap
ples in tueir Us. Tsoie, p ins, girls au 1 a
p es were tuui lU.n ei in aeet coufmi a on
tue door, while shrieks of ifecti terror and
snouts ot uuaJTected laug'iter filled the house
ana broUgLt Mr. Jones to the door of the afart
Uiebt. A grim smile was upon his lips as h
surveyed tue scene, and profound siieuc follow
ed his appearance.
litrtx picaed up the table, the young men pick
ed up the giris, and the girls picked up the pans,
and the gm and young men together picked
up the appiea, during whicn operation mauy
heads wrre accidentally brought in contact, and
what r as very remarkable, it was invariably a
male nud lemaie head that came in contact. It
must Lave been aoinethiug iu the combs.
A UiOie definite and satisfactory account of
the cuse of the ovti throw of the table can be
giveu. During Mr. (June's abseuce. Mr. Foster
eulf red and seated himself in the chair left va
cut by tue side of Misa Becky. The night of
him in tiiat place hadgio teudeucy to compose
.Mr. Uulic's mrves, uor to iucrease both the grav
ity of tUe apples and of his couuteuauce. Ac
cordingly, wueu the basket was set ou the table,
it overius:w it.
wueu rJr was restored paring was resumed.
Mr. r'osur retained bis seat by Miss Becky and,
with a aiitcr knife, daintily proceeded in the
wor&; he was evidently afraid of soiling his
hands. Benjamin took his place by the side of
a very quiet girl who was not pleased with the
excuange of Meats and of partners. He did not
sit so uear to Miss Mills as he did to Miss Becky.
He pared slowly, silently and thickly.
Uat' t't)Wcn'r Kre;lt mJ h:iVe beea hl9 k
counu-rbiauced by Miss Becky's gam.
was matnteatiy delighted with tne exchange.
She ta.ked 4id laughed very loudly, though her
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inrenl s ideas t irentility ied him to speak, in a
i " e J ' .
elevated above a whisper.
both pleisant aud painful to Miss Betty. It
was pleasant as indicative of confidential com- ,
mumcuions ; painful, as it made his complimen
tary remarks inaudible to the Company. She
was urweu to the neceusiiy of asking bim, in a
tone adapted to Set ears a listeuilig. "Vhat
did you say ?" aud again to repeat some of his
rcuikTUD with a large exclamation point after
tueiu. By this means she managed to convey
to Ben and to others "what was going on be
Beu at length determined, as a means of se'.f-
deleuce, or ot retaliation, to appear to enjoy his
l.u0...v.. . I - - j y CJ
cu.iir ntarer w iu;n
of Mies Mills, ana leaned
over further, so that his parings might fall near
er the ceutreof the pan. He put forth his best
skill in paring, ami made a few general obser
vations which were replied to in a very sweet
tone of voice. Frer long they found themselves
ta.k.ug sjusc, as he afterwards said a fact that
et.dently throws the date of our history some
what into the past. He began to teel better
satisfied with tne escbaugo be had made, and
was stimulated to carry on two somewhat dis
tinct trams af thought tbe one necessary to
the conversation with Miss Mills, the other re
lating to acomparison of her qualities, personal,
mental, and social, with these of Mis Becky.
Tne latter led himself occasionally to make ir
relevant replies to Miss Mills' remarks.
By ten o'clock, so busily had both male and
female fingers been employed, the apples were
finished and set aside, the table restored to its
usual place, and it was proposed to proceed to
play not cards, city-reader, but several ex
ceedingly exciting and innocent games which
you kuow nothing about. Several were propo
sed, but they were ail objected to by Miss rfo
puia titebbens, who bad been one quarter at a
boarding school, for which (extras included) her
father had paid jS-'o.oO, as not sufficiently intel
lectual. Tuts threw quite a shaJe over tne proa-
peel : lor iue latntee, as is ui uun, -
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for tne Yankee, as is well nown.
lo-ncal atiiut 11, ana it is more luait Buspuvicu tU-
the iutedeciual and the logical are tie triv at.ieu.
If a tniug is not inte'dectu a!, it is not logical,
and if it is not logical it is nut to be done. The
Yankee prefers the logical to everything ex
toeptuionev, Mios Sophia wag asxea to name .
remarked W reply, that her t:e was no rui
for others sue was peculiar. Miss Benson (tbe
unstress of ttte boarding school) thought her re- ;
markably peculiar. She must coiitess she sboulu j
prefer sute literary conversation to anything
e S. , t 1
.4J v cK.o'ii T b i 1 1 1 Mr. Gu ic. eraveiv. n i
knew where to fiud it, I would go and get a
! basket full."
This remark made Miss oopu.a
ner, and the other to observe that of Misa Becky
Hud Mr. Foster. The latter took possession of
small nantrv. which was known in .Mr. jones
establishment by the name of pie-pantry. They
aiaed in it for some Unas viaui. amuw
ing the expressed purpose of the seekers to
search it, they stole out, and entered silently
an apartment which had alreadv been examined.
Mr. Guiic. shrewdly suspecting that they would j
.uiit w ma jji c p.iuii v , ruicicu li, nuu .aiivu
in the only chair it contained, a pumpkin pie.
which was not in au ordinary tin, but iu an
earthen vessel which formed the section of a
sphere. The depth of the pumpkin pie was an
inch aud a half in tbe centre, from which point
it shoaled gradually to the circumference. As
Gulic had foreseen, Becky and her companion
re-entered the pantry. A shriek was soon
heard which caused Ben to seize a caudle, and
rush to see what was the matter, or, rather, to
6peak with strict accuracy, to let others see.
The demolished pie. ami Miss Becky's soiled
dress, revealed the cause of the outcry. For a
moment there was a contest between a feeling of
sympathy for the poor girl's discomfiture, an 1 a
sense of the ludicrous; the latter prevailed,
though, to their credit it must be spoken, sun
dry of tbe girls were taken with sudden fits of
couching, an 1 others were suited with an insati
able desire for water, which led thtm t g) in
earch for it iu divers very improbable plac.
Miss Becky at once set out for home; she w.ia
attended by Mr. Foster a partial for her mis- j
Au animated discussion of the qusation.
'How came the pis iu the'cUair?' took place.
Mr. Guiic took no part iu it Some one sugges
ted that it was placed there when taken from
tbs oven, and its weight was in the way ot ele-
atictr it to the ohe'.f. As no better explanation
was offered, it was accepted, just & tbe larger
portion of oar historical facts are.
After this interlude, the game of bide-and seek .
was renewed with increased vigor. Miss fcteb- r
bens, with a magnanimity becoming a superior
mind, condesceuded to ene ie in it heartily. In
the course of this second game, Mr. Gulic aud
Miss Mills concealed themselves iu the clothes
press. If the reader is a Yankee, he knows
what that term means: and if he is not, here ia
proof positive that he knows les than a Yan
kee.. Ben and his partner concealed themselves
iu a clotbes press, and of course, weie iu total
darkness, and in very close contact. Beu felt a
great tlutteiing, and was on the point of asking
what it was, when be fouud that it was the poor
g rl's heart. It occurred to him that it was very ,
doubtful whether Becky had any heart to flutter.
Many thoughts rushed through his brain while '
he was in that press, pressed close to the side
of Mary Mills. She was slimmer and haudsuin- ,
er than Becky: had a notter voice and a milder
eye : she did not pretend to live without work !
every body said she was not proud ; and yet she
whs always as neat as a pink. What a fool he
had been that he had net thought of her before!
How graceful she looked when he brought those
early applet to her sick mother ! How good sbe
looked when she watched day aud night by Mis.
Allcott"s sick child.
-All found but Ben and Mary," naid a loud
voice; -where are they?" Beu drew a little
nearer to Mary, whose heart flattered still
worse. Sbe made a alight t art to move a little
from him, but as she was firmly plauted against
the wall, which did not give way, the effort was
I won't hurt you. whispered Ben; -you are
the l ist being iu the world I would hurt."
Whether Mary lacked confidence in his verac
ity, I canuot say, but sh made nuotuer effort to
get further away from him. which resulted (aj
such womanly efforts often do) iu a closer cou- ,
-They are in the clothes press." said the voice
above alluded to. -They are not up stairs, aud
they are not down ia the callar, nor iu the long
room nor pantry, nor anywhere else, and so they
must be here."
It was at leugth suggested to the seeker, who
remained at the door of the press, that he should
eiamine tbe premises in quei-tion, aud thus teBt
tbe truth of his reasonings, which auggestion he
was proceeding to act upoti.- As he was enter
ing. M;os Mills made au elort to pass out, and
as B?n made an effort to detain hei till they
were fairy discovered, there was a struggle, du-
ring which Mary's coeek came very near Ben's
lace. In considering the matter at a subsequent
period, when he was cool, and consequently bis
judgnie it unbiassed, he remarked to himself,
confidentially of course. -It is reasonable to
suppose that, uuder the circumstances of the
case, I must havo kissed her indeed 1 have
very little doubt about it in fact, 1 remember j
j There is always some considerable excitement
connect, d with tbe breaking up of a party like ;
the one under consideration. There is alwaje (
some embirrassineut among the rustic gentle
men when bonnet and shawl time cornea. He
who can walk up boldly to a lady, and proffer
his services to see her home, is regarded with
envy. Now Miss Mary Mi'us as 1 have said,
was always behind somebody, and, of course,
she womd not be one of the brat to receive an
offer of attendance home. It happened, ou this
1 occasion, that she was the last one accessible,
aud that Beu was left to go with her. It waa
will) more than ordinary embarrassment that he
offered her his arm. and though she accepted it.
1 she kept at a very respectful distance trout him
' as they walked along towards her mother's dwel
ling. Ben felt that he had a great deal that be
I wanted to say to her, but did not know what to
begin with. He thought of saying -'he mocfc
'is most drwui"but as they were walking to-
wards the west, it wus to be presumed that she
waa u'ready as well convinced of that fact as she
WoUlu p." aner ins uiuoi Q...v."..
thought of many other thing, but in every case
some valid objection presented itself, so that,
though they had half a mile to wait, they reach
ed life door stone before a word was spoken.
Ben began to grow desperate, and at length suc
tetded iu asking, " by no means a musical tone,
Shall you be at home to-morrow evening ?"
-No, I am going away to-morrow, said she,
in a voice so sweet aud plaintive that a mist
gathered over Ben's eyes.
-Where to!" said he, toe much interested in
tbe mauner of his phase.
-To Western New York.
'How long are you going to stay!
Till neit spring."
... . I : . -. . I i i u.i rli i iTl iifl
To teach school. My mother s health i to
feeble to work a sha dot. I am offered at
much as we can both make by our needles here.
She is to board this winter, and not Uke in any
work but uke oare of her heltk"
You must cot 1- I Ther Is no
ing what Ben might have tald, if ths door had
not opened, and Mrs. Mil's had net appsarwd
Hood nia lit.
id Beu; and bs wsnt boast
pats a suf
1 s it.
Th next moral. h went surly to Mrs, Mill
under pretence of puriiiu hr corn.
.Why did you not tell me sooner thai JK
were going?" swid h to Mary.
I Soli you as soon as it cams ntrI for
to do so. I did not suppose you JMt any parti
u'ht interest in my movsments."
But I do. and I can't banr to hv yoa go
nd a tear broke out of bound and raa acres
Thw stflf has come," said Mrs. Mil's.
Good-bye. mother." giving her a fervent oca
bract. Good-bye, Mr. Gulic, txtsnilng Itur
Ben walked by her nide to tht stuge, tayicg
on the way, -Take care of yourlf, and don't
feel uneasy about your mother. I will taks good
c:ire of her as if sho were my own motLat .',
ry a ive him a look of thauka, which bs after
iriid, he got framt dand bun up in his
meujory. Perhaps be mnde bar writ to her
daughter a litt'.a mere frequently than w-t per-
fectly couvtnint ; but tbs account of his fideli
ty to his promise, which th letters TOntsiDsd,
prepared Mary on her teturn in tit spring, to
consent to his having a legal right to call Mrs.
Mills mother a right which he assumed in ad
vance. Esrly in April they joiutly took posses
ion of the Northern Farm.
Tfcs Tmprsts of rashioa and of Frane.
Xhe ladjf inj,ftt CRBnotf with much rroFi
i .1., v r- . .
ety, be styled tbs Empress of Francs, because
her lord, tbe Emperor, does bis own governing
and keeps his own secrets. -The crdinary dy
at tbe Tuileries," wrote a correspondent lately,
'when there is no reception, pass off monoton
ously enough. The Empress works embroidery
or needlework, part of tbe evening. About tea
o'clock, Bou apart plays t xingt tt an with the
ladies and gentlemen cf tbe court, and after e
'few t'ourt de barguier retires with the Emprese.
He continues to display the warmest proofs of
attachment to bit bride. All that she asks ah
obtains, except in matters of publio policy
there be is impregnable. You know that sbe
met with a first repulse with regard to tbe prop
erty of the Orleans family. Lately she return
ed to the charge, entreating the recall of the
exiled generals. Bonaparte shook his head,
and begged ber not to repeat such epplica
tions." But though her power as empress of
France is extremely limited, sbo rules the Em
pire of fashion with undisputed away. In com
pliment to her, the Span'u'o styles of dress and
decoration have neon made the fashion of Paris,
and will, of course, soon become the gage every
where. In our Declaration of Independence ne
fashion clause was inserted, an 1 therefore, oar
republican bells aud dames will probably yield
ready obedience t the decrees of the new Em
press, or to speak more correctly, tbe decrees cf
her Majesty's milliner. '.Ve observe in tbe shop
; window s of Broadway, a vnriety of likenesses of
the Empress, some representing her on boree
back, some in the ball-room, and others are sim
ple portraits. These likenesses mny resemble
her ; but not two of tbem resemble one another
The prettiest one we have seen, and therefore,
we suppose, the best likeness, shows tgure
petite, an oval countenance, very pleasing, but
not expressive ; an air more meditative than
dashing, and tbe general fleet quiet, simple and
refined. The artist hue placed ber on a black
horse, with a supernatural quantity of mane,
and tbe surrounding ecenery is that of crags and
mountains, in the midst cf which tbe ImperodG
ra de lot Franc tut a is riding unattended. W
shall watch the progress of the Spanish test
; here with some interest.
The Romance of Beal Life A Son hie Trsgeij"
We recently gave an account of the death by
suicide f Prince Camereta, a relative of Lonie
Napoleon's. All eorre of ttories have recently
been circulated upon tbe subject. Among them
one that be was in love with tbe Counter de
Montijo, and that on her marriage with Loni
Napoleon he gave way to despair, and committed
the fatal act. Another, that he was betrothed
to e charmlfg young actresn, and that family
reasons prevented tbeir marrifge, and hence big
suicide. It will be seen by the following, which,
we copy frcra the Liverpool Albion, which cam
to hand by the Niagara, that she too hat plun
ged rasbly and recklessly into the mysteries cf
Amongst the list of artistes ennonnced by
i Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Corelsnd to appear at tt
! Theatre Royal in the projected French perform
ances, cur readers may have observed the name
of Md lie Marthe, a beautiful and charming ae
tress from the Gymnase Theatre, inrarie, wher
she was a creat favorite. Thi young lady, it
appears, committed suicide in Taris laet week,
under very distressing circumstances. Ehe wi
much attached to the Frinco Camerata, a rela
tive of tbo Emperor's, who put an end to his ex
istence early in the present mcnth ; and fearing
she would bo troubled by hi friends and rela
tives in consequence of ime Talunble proaent
he had given to her. she suffocated berjelf with
clu rcoal. Tbteo two events b.aye ettd a 2eep
-loon over 1'arLs, end caused universal rrgrei.
Mr. Mitchell has, in consequence been forced t
visit raris again, to engage some one el t
play the roW aligned to the nnfifftuAi t-