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THE NEW ENGLAND FARMER AN AGRICULTURAL AND FAMILY NEWSPAPER. SATURDAY. JUNE 12, 18C9. J (THE, BT LTDIA A. C1LDWIII. Jane to-day has been unbinding All the b auty of her hair; The pure fragrance of her tresses Floats through ail (he golden air, And ill grteoness of her garment Lies about as everywhere. There fa folded down an odor In each bad the Ban unlocks; Tnr; is laid a rosy garland On the brown and rugged rocks ; All along the brook's meander Gleams the purple of the phlox. One would guess that late last evening While the sky hang calm and blue, An unlooked for wind had shaken All the sura in clusters through, And had bathed the Bleeping meadows In a shower of golden duw. For the buttercups are flashing All about yon as you paas; Far adowa the vale the cowslips Are one lush and golden mass, And tne dandelion blossoms Bhine like gems amoi g tlie grass. 'When the birds, like painted shadows, 'Neath the branches come and go; Where the biooks, with silver music, Through the vale melodious flow ; 'Neath the elm tree's swinging branches Bloom the lilies like the snow. Here I've eat for full an hour, (iaziog round me like a child, Where the brook and river mingle With a Taplutv Strange and Wild Where, about tbe cottage windows High the lilac bloom U piled. And a sadness, like the dimness Coming o'er a twilight sky, Steals upon me. I remember That tbe beauty which doth He Like a golden dream about me, like a dream wilt soon paas by But a spirit falls upon me, E'en as erst the passing seer, Cabt the glory of his auntie O'er his brother's grief and fear, And a voice ia Breaking to me Which my soul alone may bear. And I tit as I were dreaming, Till tbe soft melodious tuue Of the waters to a murmur Low and liquid, stems to swoon; In tbe spirit of thy beauty Is my soul baptized, O June I From "The Quiver." JOHN IIENTIIORN'S TRIAL THE DABKNE8S THAT PRECEDED THE DAWN. One by one the charges were read over. He, jonn Henthom, stood charged with having stolen a handsome gold watcb, four other articles of jeweiry, ann some bank notes, trom .boenezer urant, commercial traveler; and tie was charged on toe second count with having the ahove men tioned articles in his possession, knowing them to cave oeen stolen, tie was only a lad just eighteen; he had no friends in the great ciiy, which seemed to him so hard-hearted, at tbat moment to be continuing its business with the same eager roar as ever, while he stood on his trial. He had no friends-? Yes, he had a dear little friend, his sister Lucy. She was standing by, listening to ine person wno read over these charges in a hard, dry, matter-of-fact style, and then asked her brother yes, though she could hardly believe it, it was her own brother John who stood there in the dock, between two policemen whether he was gamy or not gnuty. She listened eagerly for John's reply. She saw his mouth open and make an ineffectual effort to form the words. At length it came with a gasp, "Not guilty." Little Lucy breathed more freely. Her little finger was laid upon her lips ; her thin face was paier tnan ever, out her eyes were bright and anxious no, not so much anxious as watchful and eager. She knew now for she had heard her brother speak that Jobn was innocent : and though she knew for she was nearly tarnished now soreiy jonn migiit nave oeen tempted by necessity, yet John was innocent. John was innocent; but John must Be proved Innocent. She knew that the gentlemen ranged in rows before the judges were all clever lawyers, who could prove that John had stolen nothing; so she slipped down from the crowd among which she was standing, and, being so small, she passed unobserved to the corner of the lawyers' seats-She watched all their faces for a long time. Some of them were busily engaged turning over great masses of paper and parchment; others were sitting moodily, with their hands upon their foreheads, briefless barristers who were meditating on the inequalities of the world, and how it was that "that densely stupid Fumblertrump has his hands full of c?ses," and they, "who could beat his head off at billiards, or any other gentlemanly employment," were left briefless. Among these unhappy and involuntarily idle barristers, was one who had for fourteen years frequented the courts, and never met with that treasure a brief. He had no connection no one to give him a start. His little fortune was ebbing slowly away. He had managed to pick up a few pounds in a variety of ways. He had sometimes communicated the first intelligence of an appalling accident which he had been fortunate enough to witness, to some of the daily papers, and had received a few shillings for his trouble. But bit by bit his little capital the careful, hard-earned savings of a loving father, the vicar of a little country living dwindled away. He was thinking, with his head between his hands thinking bitterly of his unprofitable life ; he contrasted his own position of compulsory idleness and unavoidable gentility with the industrious and grateful toil of the day laborer. He pictured the rough-handed man returning from bis work tfred but not exhausted the merry faces and the hearty greeting the crowing children and the radiant-faced wife. He then thought of himself, Edmund Carcw, returning to his lonely chambers with pale face and dejected spirit; and Edmund Carew was about to curse the day of his birth, when a light finger was laid upon his elbow, and a face pater and sadder than his own looked up at him. "Will you make the judge let my brother off?" "Who is your brother, little woman f" Little Lucy pointed to the dock. Now, by some means or other, Edmund Carew's ears had heard the charges against the lad in the dock, and his memory had retained the outline of the case, though his mind had been occupied with bemoaning his own unhappy lot. He looked up at the lad, and saw a fine, manly-looking young fellow confronting the whole court. In an instant a lesson was taught to the young lawyer. Here was a youth, friendless in a great city, and yet boldly keeping a good heart in the presence of a most crushing and cruel trial. The sight lent fresh courage to the briefless barrister's heart. The judge spoke: "Have you any counsel ?" "No, my lord," said John. "Then, Mr. Fnmblefrum, I think" "Pardon me, my lord," said Edmund, rising, "the prisoner was not aware, bat I am instructed by his friends to undertake his defense." His friends! John looked around in amazement. His friends ! yes, the barrister bad said his friends; but he could not understand it ; for he could not see his little Lucy standing by the barrister's side. The case then commenced. The counsel for the prosecution called his witnesses. The claimant of the articles, the waiter, the boots and the bar-maid at the inn, were all called to prove that John Henthom must have been the thief. It appeared that John had been in the habit of frequenting the "Blue Boar" in the hope of meeting with some employment; the "Bine Boar" was the rendezvous for persons seeking- tutors, travellers, agents, &c. The claimant of the goods was described as a commercial traveller; he had met the prisoner at the inn; and had some conversation with him. He deposed to having lost his watch and other articles ; he gave the number of the notes, and identified the watch and jewelry. The boots, bar-maid and waiter were called to prove that the first witness had a watch when he arrived at the "Blue Boar." The waiter noticed "perticler," as the clock in the commercial room had stopped, and he had asked the gentleman to be so good as to give him the "hexack" time. The bar-maid proved that the commercial gentleman had taken a few glasses of spirits, and had gone straight to bed, after John Henthom had left the inn. "Was the commercial gentleman Intoxicated ?" "No sir, not that ; bnt he was careless-like in his manner when be bade the prisoner good night." "When did the gentleman first mention his loss ?" "When he came down the next morning." Police constable 112 Z was called to prove that the watch and other articles were found by him at the prisoner's lodgings, at No. 137 Zebedee street. While these witnesses were being examined an old gentleman made his way into court. He now sat beside Edmund Carew; he wore a large pair of gold spectacles, from beneath which there beamed a pair of benevolent eyes. He never looked about him, but kept his eyes fixed upon the witnesses, as one by one they filed into the box. Edmund Carew cross-examined the witnesses for the prosecution. His interest was aroused; he was working for another; his own troubles were forgotten, others beside himself were friendless; it was a new joy to him to find some one whom he, helpless and useless, conld befriend. He threw his whole mind into the case, and he cross-examined with keenness and vigor, and tbe parchment-faced attorneys nodded now and then at one another. Mr. Ebenezer Grant lost Mr nonchalant manner and his tone of supercilious indifference, as the young barrister pressed home a few pointed questions. The bar-maid ceased to be coquettish, and the waiter to be positive. Finally the barrister declared his Intentien by calling witnesses for the defence, and began of caning upon Mr. Blenkinsopp. When Mr. Blcnkinsopp entered the box poor John Henthorn gave way altogether. He leaned forward, buried his face in his hand and sobbed, and Mr. Blenkinsopp's voice trembled a little, as he described himself as the senior partner in the firm of Blenkinsopp, Fusscl & Fudge, attorneys. He Identified the watch and notes and other articles as his own. He deposed to having. given them into the charge of the prisoner on the alter-noon of the day on which the robbery was alleged to have been committed. Would he tell the court the circumstances under which be had entrusted these articles to the prisoner ? Yes. He was summoned on the day he spoke of to attend a large and important meeting in the city. He left his office about noon, and on his way to the place of meeting he turned into the "Blue uoar to get some mncn. He met the prisoner in the common-room ; got into conversation with him. While there discovered that he had brought his watch and notes of value, and some few trinkets with him; he had done it unintentionally, as he made it an invariable rule to leave all articles of value behind him when he attended public meetings; he gave them to tbe prisoner to take cnarge or. "Did you tell the prisoner your name ?" ' "No "How were you to receive your property ?" "I agreed to call at the prisoner's lodgings in zeoeaee street. "Did you call there ?' "Yes, and heard from the landlady that Mr. Henthorn had been arrested." The counsel for the prosecution here asked a question. "Excuse me, Mr. Blcnkinsopp, was it not ratuer tool inn tning to entrust sacu vaiuaoie property to ft total stranger r "Not when you have studied men and their laces as long si i nave. An honest man carries bis character in his face. The watchmaker was called to prove that he soia me wsica to mi. Blenkinsopp aboarn montn previously. A clerk from Mr. Blenkinsopp's office was called to witness the numbers of the notes which had been drawn from the bank early on the day before the robbery, and the numbers entered in his pri vate pecK-DOOK, according to custom. Mr. Ebenezer Grant would gladly have closed the trial at this stage, bat his patience was doomed to a farther trial. An inspector in the detective force was called, and he gave evidence as to the character of Mr. Ebenezer Grant, and in the course of it, a slight history or tne commercial traveller s career came to light. He was a traveller, but the firm for which he travelled was not to be found in the directory. Before he left the court he was arrested on more than one charge, and there was some talk of indicting him for perjury. John Henthorn was acquitted, of course, and he and Lacy were invited, together with Edmund Carew, to dine with old Mr. Blenkinsopp. And then Jobn Henthorn told his story. After receiving tbe watch and notes, he remained at the "Blue Boar," in the hopes of bearing of some employment. While waiting he met Mr. Ebenezer Grant, who had been most affable, and most prodigal of nis promises to get Jonn employment, joun aa-mitted that he was very much taken with his companion, and tbat he had confided too much to him. He told him of the curious old gentleman who had entrusted his property to him; he showed him the watcn anu tne notes, ana Mr. Ebenezer tyrant nad taken a great deal of interest in tbe storv, and had examined the watch and tbe notes, and pronounced on the quality of both. He had endeavored to persuade John to give them up to him to keep; he had declared he knew the old gentleman well, and when he found that this tack was unsuccessful, he made hints which John did not understand then, but the meaning of which he now understood fully, viz: that they should go otf with the money and divide the spoil. John then told more of bis own history. How bis mother bad died when he was roung. and his father only lately, leaving his sister and himself totally unprovided for: how they had sold the little furniture in the cottage in the little country town where they lived, and be had come up to town to set k iheir fortune ; and how all their little fund was spent. When the little dinner broke up, I think Edmund Carew went home happier. It was not because he bad made a good start in his profession, for he was hardly aware of that; he had been interested in the case and had forgotten himself; it was not became Mr. Blenkinsopp had compelled him to take one of the bank notes as a fee, declaring that the case was his own, and Edward Carew his barrister; it was not because he had made the acquaintance of the senior partner of an influential firm of the city lawyers I think the happy faces of the brother and sister whom he had befriended made him feel happy; but this I know, that when he reached his lonely chambers they did not seem so loneiy as usual ; a iragrant memory seemed to be present; a frail, fairy-like form seemed to move about them ; when he fell asleep he dreamed that a little finger touched his elbow. and two blight little eager eyes were gazing into his. Mr. Blenkinsopp went home happier. He was a lone old man. He bad a benevolent heart; but he was odd. People th -night him a ttern old man ; but they did nut know of the sweet home he had when young, and how in a week the old home bad been broken up, and he had been sent to the care of a stern old aunt full of precise kindness, and sharp, prudent and saving ways; they did not Know oi tne up-nui ngot he had endured, and yet how he had forsaken many a pleasure and many a gain, that he might so home and watch by the side of a sick old aunt who had been the making of him ; still lets did they know the story of the old Bible which his aunt had read so regularly to him when he was a lad, and which he read so regularly to his aunt when she was an invalid ; they did not know of that night when the sternness of the aunt had forsaken her, and the story of a loving Saviour's death had laid hold upon her heart, and he learned to see that there was more reality in that word than 1.3 had ever thought of, and went to bis room to read and pray, but not to rest. They did not know how the bright and happy truth had dawned upon him. and how he had changed in all but the cold, stiff manner that ne could not change; tor though the heart was warm and tender that heat within, there was neeAed something without to draw forth the kindlier manner. John and his sister went home happier that night; for John's misfortune had proved his suc cess, and he was to go to Mr. Blenkinsopp's tomorrow, and commence his occupation as a clerk there at a fair salary. "John," said little Lucy, as she bade her brother good night, "1 have thought of a nice text for today." so nave l, Lncy. "What i yours, John ?" "No, tell ine yours first, Lucy." "'When my father and mother forsake me, the Lord taketh me up.' " And now yours, John." "I have been young and am now old, yet never saw I the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.' That's the text tbat came into my mind when Mr. Blenkinsopp told me I could go to him as a clerk. I remember our dear father's life, Lucy, and how he wore himself out trying to help others, and how he always said he could trust the providence of God, because he knew the grace of God." Then thev parted for the night, and little Lucy knelt beside her tiny bed in that dingy little room. and thanked God for his care, and prayed a bless- , ing on the good old man, and on the noble young man who had befriended them on that day. There was a wedding some years after this, when Edward Carew, Esq., Q. C, was married to Lucy Henthorn, only sister of John Henthom, Esq., of the firm of Blenkinsopp & Henthorn ; and a very happy wedding it was, and people remarked that old Mr. Blenkinsopp looked the merriest of the party till the bride and bridegroom went away, and then it was noticed that he coughed a good deal, and muttered to himself, and wiped his spectacle glasses very often. THE SHORTEST WAY HOME. "The shortest way by half a mile I come bo very often by it Is up the road, across the Btile, And through the meadow. Shall we try It?'' Tbo days were not without a charm When talking soft and looking silly, My Love and 1 walked arm in arm, And lanes were lone and fields were stilly. We found bo raary things to say, That always In the shiny weather We took the well, the shorter way, To be a longer time together. We spoke about (but goodness knows Our topics of confabulation) About the weather, I suppose, The crops, the harvest, and the nation. At all events, although the talk Was neither wise nor very witty. We ended each successive walk With "Home already what a pity I" We might have lost a little ground Through coming by the road selected, But both agreed that we had found The journey shorter than expected. Cftn Life's experiment support Th paradox that Love proposes? Does any path seem very short, Unleen it be a path of roses ? We seldom find the nearer way; And if we bit upon and take it, By creeping on from day to day, It seems as long as length can make It. The road to Fame Is never brief, The way to Wealth Is dull and dreary; All earthly routes, in my belief, Are very long and very weary. Nay one that leads through care and strife Is short, when mo rials oitce begin it; We take the "near cut" ouijof life, Although we take the longest in it. DOMESTIC ECONOMY; OR, HOW TO MAKE HOME PLEASANT. BT ANNE 6. H ALB. rent,.,., nAnn..itn a r si i- il 1866, by K. P. Eaton & Co., in the Clerk's Office of the DiBtrict Court for the District of Massachusetts.! CHAPTER XVI. Hours Cleaning. Continued. These matters having been attended to, look to your wardrobes, closets, drawers and chests. Dust them nicely, and If they need washing, use, as for all nice cleansing purposes, not the number less powders and soaps so loudly advertised and puffed for their labor-saving qualities, which are generally injurious both to the paint and the hands of the washer, but a harmless and most excellent preparation of your own, made in the following way : One bar of hard soap cut into small pieces and dissolved In four gallons of hot rain water. which is kept over the fire till the mixture is ready to boll. Then stir in a quarter of a pound of borax and one pound of common washing soda finely pulverized. This makes a soft soap, of which two tablespoon fn Is to a gallon of water gives a suds strong enough for all sorts of wash ing or scrubbing. If any receptacles for clothing are not completely tight the cracks should be covered with strips of paper pasted over them ; end if you have any fears of the moths, sprinkle benzine very plentifully within and about them, and among the woolens placed therein put cedar chips or shavings and tobacco stems. Furs should be thoroughly shaken, and hung in a draught of fresh air a day or two before being laid away; then placed in thick paper bags, with a little gum camphor; the bags pasted very tightly not a crack or a crevice anywhere to admit air. No moths can then attack them from the outside, and if any should chance to remain after the shaking, the camphor will de stroy them. But many sins are laid to the charge of the moths that are really perpetrated by our common house-flies and those little silvery fish-like insects that are called shiners. Spiritsof turpentine, or benzine, sprinkled about tbe haunts of these latter insects will cause them to"skedaddle." When the flies abound, all furs and woolens should be kept well covered from them, and death-dealing potions, In the shape of saucers filled with a mix ture of cobalt, sugar and water, or tbe "Lightning Fly Paper' placed In their way. Before laying away winter clothing, and the blankets, spreads and heavier quilts, it is well to repair and wash all that require such treatment; and those that are beyond repair place with your materials for making carpets and upholstery work ; the rags being cut out, both cotton and woolen assorted, and your savings of the same during the year, together with old newspapers, worn-out or useless books, broken glass, bits of old Iron, Ac-placed In readiness for disposal to purchasers of such things. There is always in every house more or less rubbishbroken or defaced furniture, cracked crockery, handle-less jugs and pitchers, noseless coffee pots and teapots and teakettles, leaky palls and paas, machines or implements, or tools, that hare become rickety or rusty, or have been crowded oat of nee by more attractive or better inventions, and old-fashioned and faded clothing, dl of which when first set aside seem too good to destroy, and which are waiting a convenient season, when, by some wonderful ingenuity, they are to be restored to usefulness. This they are kept for in some out-of-the-way place usually the garret and every spring need to be dusted and replaced and re-arranged. Sometimes at this spring cleaning a spasm of sense leads tbe good housewife to attack her collection with a daring hand, and presto ! they are whisked into the tinman's cart or an old-furniture wagon and she has ample space for drying her herbs, and the children get a new play-room betides ; while her pantry becomes resplendent with new pans, and her closets glitter and gleam with new glass and china, gorgeous to behold; and a pretty whatnot, or chair, or table gets the best place in the parlor. The next thing to be done is to clear the chimneys. The grimy noeept are seldom seen outside our largest cities, so we must either burn the chimneys out by rousing fires some rainy day, or hire a man to go to the roof of the house with a brick or a billet of heavy wood attached to a strong rope, which he will lower and raise through the flues till we have reason to suppose tbat the soot is all scraped down to the foot of each flue ; whence it must be removed as it falls into the fireplace, or, if there is no fireplace, by displacing a brick. Marble mantels should be cleaned by rubbing them briskly with a woolen cloth wet with cold soft water-soap yellows them. When turned yellow they may sometimes be whitened by occasionally wetting them with weak lime-water. The bedrooms and their furniture should then be examined; if you have the least suspicion that tbe joints or crevices of your bedsteads are inhabited, or that any blood-thirsty red-skins not to give those intruders a worse name have taken lodgings in the walls or about the floor. After a thorough washing and scrubbing with soap suds, give every spot that would be likely to harbor them, a plenty of drink for them, by applying thereto with a feather a solution of corrosive sublimateone ounce in half a pint of New England rum, prepared by a druggist. If one application does not finish them, try another. If your room is badly infested it may take even more; but it is sure to clear them all out if you will persevere in its use during the month of June, then by keeping your bedding clean and allowing a plenty of fresh air through the apartment you will never again be troubled with them. If the room is carpeted the carpet should be removed before you begin this operation. Taking up carpets, shaking them, and putting them down are the most laborious jobs of house cleaning if you can impress a man or a large boy into your service, get them to do these for you. Your curtains are easily removed ; should be washed, if of muslin or white cotton, and left soak ing in clear rainwater, in the sunshine, while you get the room ready to put them up again. If you have a grass p lat they will whiten better by spread ing them there. Carpets are generally beaten too much. If you can spread them on the grass and sweep them well, first on one side and then on the other, a number of times, they wi!i look better and will not be so worn as by beating. A small rattan cane, a cows kin whip, or a few birch or willow rods are the best implements for bcatin, them with, and it is well to hang them on a line or bars for this purpose. Nice carpets should only be shaken lightly and then swept with a soft brush. Let them be left in the open air several hours. While your curtains are bleaching and your carpet airing you will do your cleaning of the room Don't attempt more than one room at a time and finish all the chambers before you begin with the lower story. Commence your work by sweeping the ceiling with a soft brush or a cloth tied over a broom. Then rub the wall paper, as high as ycu can reach with your hand, with a piece of old flannel if there are any very bad spots upon it use a crust of white bread, rubbing with the inner side. Make a sort of mop, by tying the flannel to a pole, for cleaning the higher part of the wall. After this wash the windows, cleaning the sash with the soap suds before mentioned. Never apply soap directly to paint. If it is badly smoked or soiled wet your brush or cloth-flannel is better than cotton with hot snds, and take upon it a very little fine sand, with which rub lightly, and rinse with clean water immediately; then rub till dry with an unwet cloth. A meat peg, or a strip of whalebone, is of great use to clean corners and crevices and mouldings ; cover it with your cloth ; you will need this in cleaning the window sash. to he continued. MARRIAGE IN RUSSIA. When the bridetrroom is presented, the whole house is in confusion ; alt the relations, friends, and neighbors, on both sides, are invited to the house ot the bride, w nen an tne expected company are assembled, the matchmaker comes in, leading the bridegroom by the hand, and, going straight to the head of the house, presents him. The lather hrst, then the mother, kisses him. i tie bride's father then leads the young man to a table covered with a white cloth ; on the table is a silver salver with a loaf of bread on it, and on the bread a salt-cellar with salt. Two rings one of gold, the other of silver are placed on a small silver tray before a golden image or tne virgin wary holding the Child Jesus in her arms. With this image they bless the future couple. All the company stand; the mother holds the bride, completely dressed in white, by the hand, surrounded by all her dearest friends and companions. All bow before the image. The father takes the im age, the mother the bread and salt; the young couple then kneel under the image, and are hrst blessed by the father; the latter then takes the bread and salt from the hands of the mother and gives her the image, and the same ceremony is re peated. After this the futher and mother of the bridegroom do the like. Then comes thegivi gof the rings; the bride s lather gives the golden ring to the bridegroom, the silver one to the bride. They are now affianced to each other, and give each other tne nrst kiss, w nen tne -ceremony is over, the com nan v enjoy themselves ; thev chat, laugh, eat, and drink, and separate, after having fixed the day for (he marriage. During the interval between this ceremony and the marriage, the bridegroom spends all his evenings with the bride, often tete-atete. The marriage ceremony follows. It is also called the coronation, because, during the ceremony, a crown is placed on the heads of the affianced. Then the priest otters them a cup oi wine, oi wnicn tney both drink, as a sign of the union thev have con tracted. A solemn procession is led by the offi ciating priest, tne onae ana onacgroom louowing, round the desk placed in the centre of the church. upon which is laid the Bible. This is meant to represent the jovs which await them, and the eter nity ot these ties. During tne puonc ceie oration of the marriage the ringB worn by the voung peo ple are exchanged ; the husband now wearing the silver one, tbe bride the golden. From the church all the company are invited go to the house of the bridegroom s father. A week after they return to church, when the priest litts the crown from their neaus. mis is tne nnai consecration ot tne marriage. Comfort for Tea Drinkers In the life of most persons a period arrives when the stomach no longer digests enough of the ordinary elements of food to make up for the natural daily waste of tne ooaiiy substance, ine size and weight ot the body, therefore, begin to diminish more or less perceptibly. At this time tea comes in as a medicine to arrest the waste, to keep the body from fall if) away so fast, aud thus to enable the less energetic powers of digestion still to supply as much as is needed to repair the wear and tear of the solid tissues, jno wonder, therefore, that tea should be a favorite, on the one band, with the poor, whose supply of substantial food is scanty, and on the other, with the aged and infirm, especially of the feebler sex, whose powers of digestion and whose bodily substance have together begun to fail. Nor is it surprising that the aged female, who has barely enough of weekly income to buy what are called the common necessaries of life, should yet spend a portion of her small gains in purchasing her ounce of tea. She can live quite as well on less common food, when she takes her tea along with it; while she feels tighter, at the' same time more cheerful, and fitter for her work. because of the indulgence. Chemistry of Com mon lAje. A DOOMED CITY. Independently of other inducements, it Is worth while to make tbe tonr of the ancient cities of Etruria on account of the loveliness of their situations and the varied beauty of the landscape encircling them. Take, for instance, Volterra, set on high, overlooking the Mediterranean, the fertile Pisan territory, and a Plutonic tract of conntrv at its feet, split and warped into savage fury of chasm and nakedness by internal fires. Its situation marks it finely for a doom as tragic as that of tne cities ot tne nam ; lnuecu, one more dramatic, for it will be thrown down from its towering height into a bottomless quicksand below, which is swallowing in immense mouthfuls the mountain on which it stands. Having already engulfed the Church of St. flinsti, it has reached on the north the ancient walls of the Badia, from which the monks have fled in dismay, leaving their remarkable cloisters trembling on the brink of a precipice of sand 500 to 1000 feet deep, which leans over a treacherous abyss of hidden waters, sapping the un solid earth above them with relentless energy. Each year the distance between the precipice and the city is growing less, yet it seems fascinated by tbe peril. The massive walls which have stood firmly on their foundations three thousand years may help Induce a feeling of security in their ability to outlive this enemy as they have all others. But the contrast in sensations is most startling when, after following their circuit for miles in wonder at their hugeness, one comes at a single step upon this tremendons undermining of a mountain which, at an unexpected moment, is destined not merely to leave no one stone of them on another, but to bury them forever from human sight, and with them tbe people who truBted to their strength for safety. It is an impressive spectacle, not only of the transitoriness of all human work, but of those agencies which are preparing the earth for new forms and species of existence. I comprehend sleeping quietly on the edge of a volcano, or during a battle, for there the elements of death have In them that of the sublime, which puts the spirit on a level with the occasion ; but tbe thought of the prolonged, helpless strangulation of a whole city irresistibly sucked into the bowels of the earth, Is awful. No heroism can avail in burial alive, and no human sacrifice can avert the destruction after Nature hns sonnded the signal of doom. Yet with a degree of stupidity which seems cast belief, the . Votterrians once refused to perroft an enterprising cjtlygnof Leghorn to save their city by draining off the encroaching waters while there was time, on condition of having for himself the land he reclaimed from devastation. Possibly they feared the loss of one of their "sights," which are food and raiment to the poor of Italian cities in general, each inhabitant consoling himself with the reflection, "after me the flood' The "sight certainly is one not to be met in other parts. Go to see it, but do not tarry loBg.ComhiU Magazine. THE EAGLE. High on that dark o'erfaanging crag. Untrodden by the bounding stag, The eagie builds her massive neat. And bids her half-fledged nurslings rest Iu peace. Guarded from harm, with dainties fed. The young ones press their turfied bed, Unconscious bow, by weary flights, Tbe stores secured for days and nights Increase, .v Fast fades tbe snow from distant hills, Swelling a thousand trickling rills; Fair Alpine flowerets stnd the grass, And tender fern-Ieavea fringe the pass, Tis May; Content, the eaglets seek no change, All luxury within their range. But soon the eagle stirs her nest, And tempt them from their sluggard rest Away 1 She flatters over them to show How trusting her their trust will grow ; Then, as she spreads her wings above, Each, on her all-protecting love, Re?ies. Higher and higher still they soar. Seeking the lights of earth no more ; Not peering in the starry sky, But guided by her steadfast eye They rise. So doth God lead us first by sight, Till Faith reveals His clearer liget. Lost in immensity of space. Crushed in the world's o'erwhelming race. We die : Thrice blest thu hopeful smile, Bidding us courage take awhile. Pledge of a higher love, which brings Fredom to captive souls, aud wings To fly. NOBLES AND WORKERS OF THE MIDDLE AGES. The feudal nobles, looked with an insane hatred upon the busy cities of tbe working-men, and constantly labored to destroy their benefactors. They would have been glad to have swept them from the earth. Like Commines, they could not understand why God permitted laboring communities to exist. Froissart rejoiced in the slaughter of "the low-born peasants" of Ghent, and lamented that any of tbem were left. The Dukes of Burgundy loaded the cities with taxes, which they collected whenever they were able. They made every excuse for pillaging and burning tbem. The "good" Duke Philip burned the rich town of Dinant, and drowned eight hundred of its citizens in the river ; the bold Charles made magnificent Liege a fearful solitude. A warfare almost constant raged for several centuries between the working-men of Flanders and the feudal powers around them, in which the men of labor were often more than a match for the men of the sword, in which the long pikes of the tradesmen often put to flight great hosts of mail-clad warriors, and which aided iu a great degree to produce the downfall of cmvairy. ine example ot uiient ana Hinges every where awakened the self-respect of laboring men. Ghent stood at the front of European progress. James, and his son Philip, van Arteveldt awoke a wild enthusiasm for self-government which was felt in every land. Tbe Parisian butchers and clothiers rose against their king, all Flanders obeyed Philip, and the people, it is said, adored him as a god ; nobility and royalty began to be looked upon as badges of infamy ; the crimes of kings and nobles made them hated murderers and assassins; and tbe peasants of France, in the rising called The Jacquerie, said very truly that, "the nobles of tbe Kingdom of France, Knight and Squire, were a disgrace to it." Eugene Lawrence tn Harper's Magazine. ONE OP THE DOGS. A year or two since, a smnll farmer, in the upper part of Maine, one morning found a homely looking sorrel -colored dog hanging around bis house. His tail had been recently chopped off, and the animal, altogether, presented a sorry appearance. Tbe farmer paid little attention to the animal, not wishing to be troubled with him. For two or three days the friendless dog hung around tlie premises, with a piteous look ; until at length the farmer, moved with compassion, called the dog to him and fed him; he was almost famished. That settled the whole thing; the dog, overflowing with joy and gratitude in having secured a new friend, stuck to his benefactor like a counter. He would not leave him. The farmer soon after ascertained that the dog's former master had cut off his tail, and the animal immediately left him in disgust and dudgeon. The new master did not wish to keep him, and a friend who lived some seven miles away carried the animal home in the box of his chaise. But the dog found his way back again as soon as he got released. The farmer then made up his mind to keep him. He turned out to be an excellent watch dog and a hunter. One night after tea the farmer missed his dog. "Where is Skip (" No one had seen him since he started with his master into the woods early that morning. At last tbe farmer bethought him of his gun, which he had laid down on the ground whilst he loaded his sled with wood. He had come off and forgotten it. It was then snowing; if he left it all night it would be covered up, a id it would be difficult to find it. He returned to the woods for his gun, and there found it with the faithful dog beside, watching it. On Sunday Skip would go to meeting with the family. When they rode, the dog would stay in the wagon and watch it ; but if they went on foot he would go into church with them, which they could not well prevent, and by which they were annoyed. One Sunday, when the family were going to meeting on foot, the farmer shut the dog up in the house. Skip did not fancy such treatment, and every Sunday morning afterwards he would invariably get upon a little knoll near the house and there await the departure of the family for church, and then cross lots at full )ound, always keeping ahead of the family until they arrived at the meeting house. How did the dog know when Sunday came? 'He must have kept the record of time somehow. Our Dumb Animals. DOCTORS AND MINISTERS IN SWE- DEN. In Sweden a physician makes no charge whatever for medical attendance, and, what is more remarkable still, very many of the people who can afford to pay for the services of a doctor are willing to avail themselves of such aid without paying anything for it. One physician told me that of ninety-six cases that he had treated within a certain time only six paid him at all ! It is customary for those who do pay to pay by the year, and fifty-six dollars, or about twelve American dollars, would be a large sum for persons in good circumstances to give for tbe benefit of a physician's counsel for a whole year. There is therefore, no great inducement, in the way of profit, to go into the medical profession. Nor is it an introduction to society, the physician not being in this respect materially above the apothecary in social standing. The clergy, as a profession, are not materially better off than the physician. Their pay comes from the State, but their salaries are very small, and, with only here and there an exception, they have very little influence, social or political. They are not men of learning, and perhaps they are as influential as they could be expected to be. The established region is Lutheran, with one archbishopric, eleven bishoprics, with 3500 clergymen. They are said to be "highly educated," but I was assured there is a great lack of education among the clergy, and the very small salaries which even the dignitaries receive would confirm the statement that the church does not retain the aid of learned and able men. Letter to .V. Y.t Observer. A LADY DENTIST. A young German widow of superior character, capability and position, left in reduced circumstances at the death of her husband, came over to the Dental College in Philadelphia to qualify herself for the profession. Her success was signal her executive faculty the wonder and admiration of the students, who considered it a privilege to witness her dexterity and skill in operations. She finished the required course with the highest honors; but one of the professors, though be knew her to be thoroughly qualified, refused his signature to her diploma, not liking women in the profession. This balked her whole plan, for in Germany the rules are very strict and she would not be allowed to practise without all her credentials complete. in this strait, tne higher powers ot the college interfered in the cause of justice, and signified to the professor that he must either resign his place or give his name to the well earned diploma. Whereupon he did the distasteful thing of acknowledging a woman qualified to practice den tistry ; and the lady is about to return to her own country, probably to run a most successful career as to fame and fortune; for she has royal friends who have watched her course from the first, and are ready to smile upon her efforts. Her rather singular choice of a profession arose in the first place from her interest in the teeth of young girls, that seem now-a-days to be so defective, requiring dental services in the very vigor of youth. It is to be hoped that a woman so fully qualified may do something in the way of discovering the cause and the remedy. FASHIONABLE MATCHES. The daughter marries either the richest man she can get, or the most fashionable one of her set, or she is married for her father's money. Her wardrobe is the most costly that can be found. Her honeymoon is passed in cars, steamboats and hotels, in a whirl of fatigue and excitement. Not being able to keep house In the same style as her father and nothing less luxurious would suffice her she goes to a fashionable boarding-house to reside. There she is surrounded by expensively dresficd, idle women, who have no apparent object in life but shopping, dressing and gossiping. She soon makes an intimate friend of one of them, and commences the same vapid, aimless, unsanctified life. Her little children, born in this godleBS existence, arc left to th spent ire charge of nurses, and sometimes escaping from the vigilance of Bridget or Lizette, are seen wandering around the forbidden precincts of the parlors and halls, with the scarea toon oi utile criminals evading tbe police. No morning and evening sacrifice of prayer and praise has fallen on their ear; a hurried prayer to nurse, while half Asleep thev are coin to bed. is all they know or have been taught of the higher duties of life. On Sunday, in these caravanseries, the household, with few exceptions, arise too late to attend morning service ; or if they do, it is only another ministration at the shrine of fashion. Dinner on the Sabbath is a full dress affair, and the conversation Is just as worldly as nsnal. Brooklyn Monthly. A Wonderful Clock. A clock which has iust been completed for the Cathedral of Beanvais contains 90,000 wheels, and indicates among many other things' the days of the week, tbe month, the year, the signs of the zodiac, the equation of time, the course of the planets, the phases of the moon, the time at every capital in the world, the movable feasts for one hundred years the saint's days, &c. Perhaps the most curlouB part of the mechanism is that which gives the additional day in leap year, and which consequently is called into action only once in fonr years. The clock is wound up every eignt uays. ine main aiai is twelve reet in diameter, and the total cost exceeds $40,000. A little dot a few davs ago. while coming down stairs, was cantloned by his mother not to lose his balance. Hii question which followed was puzzler: "Mother. ir i snouia lose mv balance, frn wnna " tn '' GRAY HAIR RESTORED TO ITS ORIGINAL YOUTHFUL COLOR, by the ue of that Bcien- titic DUcovery, eaUea HALL'S VEGETABLE SICILIAN HAIB EENEWER. It will make Hair grow upon bald heads, iept tn very aged pereotu, u It furniribtbe notridve principle hv which the hair is ooorUhed and UDDorted. It will prevent the hair from falling out, and does not Btain uie sun. Ko better evidence of it superiority need be adduced thm the fact that to many imitation of it are offered to the public. It is a Splendid Hair Dressing ! Our Treatise on the Hair sent free by mall. R. P. BALL ft CO., Nashua, N. H-, Proprietors. For sale by alt DrugglnU. 0teowl4 FIRE! FIRE!! FIRE!!! GLOBE FIBE EXTIXGl'ISHER CO., No. 4 Dey Street, Sew York. Great reduction in price. No. 1 $35 ; No. 2 $40 ; No. 3 f . jnrtt ciasa Agenuj waniea. Adaress as above. 4w22 FOR SUMMER COMPLAINT, Diarrhoea, Dysentery and Cholera, fK ASY OTHER POBM OF BOWEL diseue in children or adulte, PAIN KILLEE IS A SURE REMEDY. It has been favor bly known for nearly thirty years, ana nas ottto uwea in every variety oi climate. It is neea both Internally and Externally, And for Snellen Colds Coughs. Fever and Airoe. Head ache, Nenra gic and Rheumatic Pains in any part of the MOST POPULAR MEDICINE EXTANT. Bold by all Druggists. 4w23 IMPORTANT NOTICE. FARMERS, FAMILIES, AXD OTHERS e.fi miivhsH no Kunctlu ponal tn T)r. TORI AH' VENETIAN LINIMENT for the cure of Cholera, Di- arrbtei, Dysentery, Ooop, Colic, and Sea Sickness; taken internally (it in perfectly harmless see oath ac companying each battle,) and externally for Chronic nneumaiuim, ueaaa'-nt', looxoacne, core inroai.uois, Burns, Swellings, Bruises, Uoquito B.U'S, Old Sores. Pains in Limbs, Back, and Chest. The Venetian Lini ment was Introduced in 1847, and no one who has need it but continues to do so. many statin if it wan Ten Dol lars a bottle ibt-y wonld not be without it. Thousands oi uertincates can oe s. en ai me nepoi, speasing oi us wonderful curative nronprties. Price Fifty Cents and One Dollar. Bold by the Druggists and Storekeepers throughout the United States. Depot, No. 10 Park riace.isew xors, dwm LADIES l IS TOU WANT TO HAVE DELICIOUS BREAD, USE CLARK'S Premium Concentrated Yeast, NE VEBr FAILIXO YEAST CAKES One trial is sufficient, for they are invariably pronounced THE BEST, Whenever brought into competition with others. No chemical preparation, yeast powders, or oilier compounds, can compare with this meritorious article, for its Economy, Purity and Perfection of manufacture. They are composed entirely of Vegetable Extracts, one of which, Hops, is the most healthy of articles, and which are so essential for making Sweet, Light and Nu tritious Bread, or anything requiring yeast. IP YOU WANT GOOD BREAD, AND RELIABLE YEAST, Always on hand, tell your Grocer to give you CLARK'S IEAST CAKES, MANUFACTURED BT CARTER, MANN & CO., 4tcow22 Ko. 207 State Street, BOSTON. GHEEN'S HAED WHEEL RAKE. Superior to all Drag Rakes in use. cipniNG wire tkt:tpt. any boy jo call work with eBe. Fanners pronounce It the bcRt tiling out. lias tsisen a premium wnerever exnio ited. Every farmer will want one far the coming hay-ins season. Send on early, as the supply is limited. Address ail orders to A. J. GREEN, Manufacturer and Patentee, 3w23f No. LeominBter, Mass, "lirANTED AGENTS! LADIES OR TV Uentlemen to sell our popular Hlleirorical iun- graving entitled "FROM SHORK TO eHOKE,'-ug-geslive of Life's Journey from Chilihood tt Old Age. A peifect gem. B. B. RUSSELL, 56 Cornhill, Bus ton, 4HS VIXEGAIt. HOW MADE FROM Cider, Wine, Molasses or tJortihum, in 10 hours, without uoiint druifs. Fur terms, circulars, &c, address jf.i. BAUtt, vintgar Matter, uromweu, uonn. 4WZ4 Etna Sewing Machine. QHUTTIK, "LOCK STITCH," yj Biraigni neeoie, oimpie, uuraoie, rracucsi, Adjustable. We have four sizes, adapted for manufacturers' ue, besides our new "Htna Improved" Fam-ilt Machine. Agency for N. E. Blates, 318 Washington St., Boston. H. B. WILLIAMS, Agent. Agents wanted. 12teowl2 GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES ! CHICKERING & SONS Gm-Ajsrr, square, and UPRIQIIT PIANOS. WE TniS DAY ISSUE A NEW CATALOGUE, fn which we Drint our VERY LOW EST PRICKS, and from which we make no DIS COUNTS or DEVIATION whatever. Our oblect is to furnish to our oatrons TOE VERY BEoT PIANOS which can be manufactured, and at the vert lowest phices which will yield us a fair remuneration. Rosewood 7 Octave Square Piano, Agraffe Bridge, Carved Legs, and alt Modern Improvements, at Prices from 9475 to SOOO. It will he our aim, as It hns been during the past FORTY-SEVEN 1 EARS, to mate the VERY BE8T POSSI BLE Instruments in everv resnect. Our rules are: Never to Sacrifice Quality of "Work Done to .ECONOMY Or MANUFACTURE. Rosewood 7 1-3 Octave Grand Pianos from Oar Latest and Best Scales, from 9ionoto$i3oo. Our prices are set as low as they poeslblv can ne 1o tntrare the MOST PERFECT WORKMANSHIP, and the VERY BEST QUALITY OF MATERIALS used in every ttrancti or me business. Every Piano Made by Us is Fully Warranted, ana sausiacuon guarantee i to tne purcnaser. lawiw The Great American Tea Co.'s GREAT SUN-SUN CII0P 19 A VKBY SUPERIOR QUAUTY OF Pure Natural Leaf Tea. It has a fine, delicate, aro matic flavor, and it Is very strong. It is a selection of the choicest leaves from the best cultivated Tea districts of China. Vast numbers of the Chinese people worship the Sun as the highest and purest object of excellence, and as they designate the Emperor of China "His Imperial Highness, Brother of the 6un, Emperor of the Celestial Flowery Kingdom," It naturally follows that whatever comodity or objects to which they apply the double title of "Sun-Sun" must necessarily possess the highest qualities of purity and imperial excellence. And that Is exactly what we claim for our Great Bun- Sun Crop that it is perfectly pure, of a choice, rich flavor, very full strength, and conducive to health as well as pleasure. The Great Sun-Sun Chop Is cured without coloring matter of any kind. It Is fired or dried upon porcelain, and it must, therefore, he entirely free from all impurities. It possesses all the delicious aromatic flavor, as well as all the soothing and invigorating virtues which have rendered the Tea plant famous throughout many generations. The Great Sun-Sun Chop, We feci fully persuaded, will sal! the taste of all lovers of good Tea whether tbey have been seen stomed to the use of the Black or Green varieties heretofore. And Its perfect parity enhances its value, aid must establish it In favor with all classes. The price Is One Dollar and Ten Cents ter Pound ($1.10), which, considering its purity and strength, makes it the cheapest Tea In the market. We warrant it to give entire satisfaction, and if it docs not prove so, It may be returned, and we will refund the money paid for it. To Clubs. The Great Sun-Sun Chop Is put vp Id neat Pound Packages, with the trade mark. The price $1.10 per poundIs printed on each ponnd package. But we will furnish It to Ctnbs in boxes of SO or 00 pounds at the cargo price of One Dollar par pound, and in case the money accompanies the order, we will discount one per cent. We will ihlp to Merchants, Peddlers, or Club Orders, to collect on de-livery, at fl.00 per pound. In order to get up a elub, let each person wishing to join say how much Tea he wants. Write the names and amount p'ainly on a list, and when the Club Is complete stnd it to us by mall. Merchants, Peddlers, or other persons desiring to start business, wishing for further Information, can have a copy of our paper (which contains fuller information) malted to them by writing for It Address all orders to The Great American Tea Co., . " 1 1 , 31, 33, 3B and 37 Vesejf Street, irnw touk. Silver Plated Ware Of all descriptions for sale by BK0W1J & KUSSELL, 5-1 Bromfield Street, BOSTON. V. B. We make a Specialty of Beplating and Repairing Old Ware, Baskets, Castors, Sets Knives, Forks, Spoons, c., In m Thorough Manner mnd at Reasonable Price., and to Utie Fact we would call the Attention of Housekeepers proposing to Visit the City during the coming Anniversaries andjjubilee, w21 STATIONERY AND ACCOUNT BOOKS. J. M. WniTTEMORE & CO., Stationers, 114 Washington St., Boston, Offer a superior stock of STATIONERY AND ACCOUNT BOOKS, AT TBRY LOW PRICES. We have jaat received a new lot of COMER'S STEEL PENS, Adapted to all klds of writing, and bave a FULL STOCK of GOLD A'I STEEL PENS Of various makes. 4w21 SWIFTS SB HILL'S LAWN MOWERS, A LLKN'S PATENT WEEDING HOES, i A. ocume tioe, urass jiooks, urass cnears, unurns, Vanes .Grindstones, &c, Sc. For sale ai PARKER, GANNETT & OSGOOD'S, Warerooms, Jfo. 49 North Market Street, and 49 Merchant Botr, Boston. 4w23 Dealeh in BOOTH. HlIOKeJ and UUuBKKS. corner jurcnanu itow ana Aorta Htreet, liceton, Agent for MARTIN'S YWHKK RLACKUVfi, This Blacking sicnred the First Premium at the Great New England Fairs held at Vermont 1SS8 and Rhode isiana isoi. I3wzu A DAT, AND CONSTANT EM-ipA ployment guaranteed in a light, honorable ana pro ma Die Dueinees, cimplee tree. Adorers wu s'.amp, HAND & CO., Biddeford, Me. 13w29 f A DAY GUARANTEED. AGENTS X to sell the Uomu ehuttlff St; wing Machine. Il maktsthe lockstitch, alke on both fides, tm the underfeed, and is equal in every respect to any Sewing Ma chine ever invented. Price $36. Warranted for fiv years. Bend for circular. Adf'drma JOHNSON, CLARK 8c CO., Boston, Mass., Pittsburgh, Fa., or St. Louis, Mo. 12w22 THE LEAVITT IMPROVED Lock Stitch Shuttle Sewing Machine IS THE MOST SIMPLE AND SUBSTA tial, as well as ornamental shuttle machine in use being free from cogH i.nd (prings, and all machinery oi a complicated or delicate nature. It Is adapted lo the greatest ranze of work from lace to leather passing seams and all irregularities with perfect ease and wi hout change of tension. LEAVITT & BHAUT, Agents for New England. HO Bromfield St., BOSTON, Mas. Agents far SPRING'S NKHDLES for all Sewing Machines. Needles sent by mail. 4V Agents wanted. 8w21 Q" ff A MONTH TO AGENTS. WE VAVV have steady and very profitable employment for those who really mean bunintsa, either Ladies or Gi-nts. Address, enclosing 3-cent stamp, C L. VAN ALLEN k CO., 171 Broadway, N. Y. 10w2W Trnv wit.,Li you work for i.iso TT a any, w nen you can mase $ru a wees in tmr new business. Can be done la t!oor by either hct. We have one hundred new articles, never before introduced and wanted in every house. Samples sent on receipt often cents. Address WALTER HOLT, 105 Nassau Street, New York. 6w22 ATMOSPHERIC CHURN DASH. MANUFACTURED BY B.B. BFXCHER, Chfcopee Falls, Mies. Saves time, labor and money. It Is simple rapid, durable, easily cleansed, occupies but little room, acts atmospherically and will make more Butter from an efjual quantity of cream than any other Churn in use. Sold by PARKER, GANNETT & OSGOOD, Nos. 49 North Market Street, and 46 Merchants Row, BOSTON. 8w2l COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. MIDDLESEX, SS. PROBATE COURT. To the Heirs at-Law ar.d others interested in the estate of JOSEPH RICH ARDS, late of Natick, iu said County, deceased, Greeting: Whereas, Sarah A Richards, Administratrix of the estate of said deceased, has presented to said Court her petition for license to sell so much of the real estate of said deceased as will raise the eum ot one hundred thir. ty-eight dollars, for the payment of debts and charges of You are hereby cited to appear at a Probate Court, to be holden at Cambridge in said County, on the fourth Tuesday of June next, at nine o'clock in tho forenoon, to show cause, If any you have, against the fame; and said Sarah A. 1b ordered to Berve this citation by publishing the same once a week, three weeks successively, in the New England Farmer, a newspaper printed at Boston, the lant publication to be two days at least, before said Court. Witness, WM. A. ltl&IARDSON, Enquire, Judge ef said Court, this twenty-eighth day of May, In the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine. 8w23t J. H. TYLER, Register. SALEM LEAD COMPAN1 , MANUFAC-turers of White Lead, by new and improved machinery, whereby they are turning out an article which for purity, brilliancy and body, ie unequalled In this country, and will be warranted perfectly pure. They have, also, Leads of lower grndes, They manufacture, also, Lead Pipe. Their prices will be warranted as low as those of other manufacturers, for goods of equal quality. FRANCIS BROWN, Treas'r, 13wl5 Office, Tost Office Building, Salem, Mass. nan to $9,000 per year 4 J A V V- J Bure,and no nss. Agents wanted on commission or ealarv.in everv nart of the United States and C;nadas, to sell our celebrated Patent, Wkite Wire ( taffies Litnes, warranted to last a lire time and never rust For full particulars, address the AMERICAN WIRE CO., 75 William St.. N. Y.. or 18 Dearborn St.. Chicago. P. B. "Everv household should have one." N. Y. TYtbune "All they purport to be; never wear out." jV. Y. Independent. "They give entire satisfac tion." iv. i. vnrtstwn Aavocate. 4w!i2 SANGKH'H ENGLISH TOILET CREAM SOAP. Best in use. Manufactured by O. 3D. SANGER Ss CO., West Newton, Mas. 13w20 MAKE TOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHS. A Dackneewlth full directions mailed for 15 cents. Success guaranteed AddreBs, BLACKIK & tO . 748 Broaaway, new torn. 4wziy GROUND BONE, THE SUBSCRIBER OFFERS FOR SALE Two Hundred Tons of Pure Ground Bone. Farmers would do well to try the experiment of making their own superphosphate instead of being humbiiKgfd as they bave been. If they have any doubt about getting the pure article let them club togetber and send their agent to the mill and Bee that they get wlmt they pay for. I have been selling to tbe principal agricultural houses in Boston and Providence for the last three vears L. B. DARLING-, M)w7 rawiucKei, k. i. E. FRANK COE'S SUPERPHOSPHATE. RK PORTS BEING IX CIRCULATION tbat there is no Gevuine Coe's Suverrthosvhtite manufactured, the subscriber takes this method to contradict all sncn statements, and at the same time to no tify the trude tbat tbey can be supplied wilb the GENTriNE "E. FRANK COE'S" At tie NEW ENGLAND AGENCY, N. 18 Doane St., Boston. 8mI6 J. A. TUCKER. TO THE EDITOR OF NKW ENGLAND FAKHEK: Esteemed Friend. We have a Cisitive cure for Consumption and all disorders of the ungs and Throat. It cured the Inventor and hundreds of acquaintances. We will give $1000 for a case it will not relieve, and will send a sample free to any sufl'erer who will address ns. BAYKK & CO., 210 Broadway, New York. . 13wl9f NOW 13 THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE New York Weekly, THE PEOPLE'S FAVORITE JOURNAL. THE MOST INTERESTING STORIES Are always to be fonnd In the NEW YORK WEEKLY. At present there are FOUR GREAT STORIES running through Its columns ; and at least ONE BTORY IS BEGUN EVBBY MONTH. New subscribers are thus sure of having the com- new continued utorv. no matter when they subscribe for the New York "Weekly." Each cumber of the NEW YORK WEKKLY con tains Several Iteautlfal lltuotrations. IKinble the amount of RBAMNG MATT It It of any Paper of Its class, and tbe Sketches, Short MoHts, Poems, etc., are by the ablest writers of America and Kuro;ie. The NEW YORK WEEKLY Does net confine Its usefulness to amusement, bnt publishes a sreat Quantity of really Instructive Matter, in the most condensed form. The N. Y. WEEKLY DEPARTMENTS Have attained a high reputation from their brevity, excellence, and correctness. Tne Pleasant Paragraph are made up of the concentrated wit and humor of many minds. Thb Knowledge Box is confined to useful lnforma tlon on all manner of subjects. The News Items give In the fewest words the most notable doings all over the world. The Goeaip with Correrpon dents contains answers to Inquiries upon all imaginable subjects. An Unrivalled Literary Paper 18 THE NEW YORK WEEKLY. Esch lisne contains from EIGHT to TEN BTORIKS and BKKTCHKS. and HALF A DOZKN POEMS, In ADDITION TO THE FOUR BB1UAL BTOKIKB and the VARIED DEPARTMENTS. THE TERM'S TO SUBSCRIBERS I One Tear single copy, Three Dollars. " " lour copies eacnj, leoAronar.. it eight copies, . Twenty Doliais, Those sendlns t30 for a elub of Eleht. all sent at one time, will be entitled to a eopy frkb. Setters up of otabs otn afterward add .Ingle copies at $2 60 each. jiite DBX ET.TAH BOWS SEWING MACHINES. "WORLD BKNOWX KD." THESE MACHrSES ABE ADAPTED TO every variety of Family Sewing and ManuiacuiriDa? PLTJMMEB Ac WILDER, ST 4t 69 Bromfield St., Boston. w!7 Brooklyn White Lead. gCOMPANT ESTABLISHED IN 1826. THIS LEAD IS WARRANTED STRICTLY Pt'HU, and is nnsarpassed for body mnd cov-erioR qualities. For economy it cannot be excelled. For sale by the Company's Agenu, FUL80M k DEARBORN, Wholesale Dealers in Paints it Oils, 8ml3 8 k 10 India Street, Boston. WOOD'S GOLD PRIZE MOWERS. TITIS IS BT FAB THB BEST MOWING MACHINE for the Farmers to bay. Tbey are warranted to give perfect satisfaction in every reepect. Tbey are well made, very durable and easy draft. National Hay Tedder. This la a new, simple and very dnraMe machine, very perfect In ita operation, nothing about it liable to get oui oi oraer. iiaay oran ana very easy to manage. WHITTEMOEE, BELCHER & CO., 34 Merchant Bow, BOSTON, Manufactory Chieopee Palls, Maa. 8wl0 DRAIN PIPE, SEWERAGE PIPE, WATER PIPE. DOUBLE GLAZED, VITRIFIED CLAY PIPES. Two inch to twenty-four Inch diameter. American, English aod Scotch manufacture. Straight butt joint Pipe, with collars. Also Socket Pipe 1, 2 and 3 feet length. On hand ana to ariive. ine lartresiana oesi assortment oi seiecteu Pipe ever offered in this country. We Invite all nariles In want of Pine for Water. Drainage and tewer purposes to call and examine our swea. a Wharf 388 to 413 Federal Street. OFFICE AN B SAMPLE BOOM, 13 ifll-EBT SQUAB E, . JAMES EDMOND & CO. 9wl9 PLOUGHS! PLOUGHS FARMERS WANT will Hud the celebrated Convex Mould Board Ploughs, Blanafaetnred by the MORSE PLOW CO.. equal to any umcr iu maraet. Thene Ploughs received at the New England Atrricul- tural Society's trial at Amherst, in May, 1868, after a mil ana lair trial, the SOCIETY'S SILVER MEDAL. Theee ploughs are now for sole at the STORE FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY THE MORSE PLOW COMPACT, No. 13 Commercial St., foot of South Market St., By E. E. LL'MMUS. Also Ploughs of other manufacture. 15tf A DAY GUARANTEED TO AO t35.lv tive, pushing agents who will engage in tbe bhi? oi a new, original nna intensely interesting worn, " The Science of a Xtw Life," a bt,k that every man and woman will purchase on seeing. No competition and t-iciurne lerruory given, ror descriptive circulars aa-drtss COWAN & CO , 716 Broadway, N. Y. 4w2HF THE BEST THING YET. WHITTEMORE'S DRAG RAKE. TT IS ACKNOWLEDGED TO BE FAR L tbe best that was ever in this marktit as hundreds of farmers will testify. Cull and nee thim and satisfy yourselves. . WfllTTKMOKE, BELCTIER & CO., 4w21 34 Merciiauts RiW, Boston, PATENTS: MUN.V & CO., EDITORS SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. 37 Park Kuw. New York. Twenty-three yeurs' experience in obtaining aaiKittiuaa ana JiLttufitAW atka in. Opinions no charge. A pamphlet, 108 pages of law anu mi jrmauyn ire. AddreBs as above. 8wlT A VALUABLE GIFT. HO PAfJFS. T)R V 8. 8. FITUITS "DOMKSTIO FAMILY I'UY- ttlClA IN" describes all Dieeae es and their Remedies. henl by mail, tree. AddrcflS. DR. 8. 8. FITCH. OmoslO 7u Broadway, New York. THE EYE. DR. E. KNIGHT HAS DISCOVERED the new treatment of the Eye and Ear, by which be is curing some of the worH cases of Blindness and ueatnees ev r Known, witbout instrument or pain. CANCIRS. Dr. Kniirlii's new treatment for Can cer surpasses all others now in use. It enres without Etiile, planter or pain, and heals without a scar. Consultation Free. Oilice, 31 East Canton St., Boston. 3ml6 A CHEAP FERTILIZER. HORN SHAVINGS! HORN SHAVINGS TT IS WELL KNOWN THAT HORN 1 Shavings form a very powerful and permanent manure. They contain twice as much ammonia as is found in our best prepared smmonia'tcd superphosphates. The chief value of the fertilizer is In ita nenerating gradually, as the plant re qui res It, ammonia; and this active agent being thus slowly disengaged does uotovtr stimulate me growtn oi tne plants. For circular, price, &c, address, S. HARRIS & SON, 13wl5 Clinton, Maes, STUDS INSTEAD OF EYELETS, FOR LADIES', MISSES, AND CHILDREN'S BOOTS, THE PATENT STUDDED BOOTS AND SHOES are now offered to the public by ftrst-clase dealers, with the full assurance that they supply a long acknowledged demand, and are stronger and better man any ouer style. They are laced by simply winding the siring from one suifl to anoiner, in tne parts wmco arc to oe arawn together, inis can be done quickly, maaing "tne put ung on ana mtuiig on ' oi tne dooi an easy umk. The studs are turned from wire, have solid beads and snaiKS, ana cannot pun out. Manufacturers can obtain Studs and Settint Machines ant Dealers all styles of Studded Goods, at lowest cash pnnes, ey aaareesing BOSTON Shoe Stud and Button Co. 99 milk & 2 Pearl sts., BOSTON. 6m 5 OQnnn SALARY. ADDRESS IT. 8. Iy8 DIVORCE. -LEGAL DIVORCES OBTAINED "WITHOUT PUBLICITY IN V anv State, for anv good cause, let ma moderate. Auvicefrceaird confidential. R. W. PEARSON. Oonn- celbratLaw, 63 State St., Boston, Room 19. 13wl8 XTOT RUM, BUT MEDICINE. KINGS 111 LEY'S BITTERS are made from Mandrake, Dandelion, Dock. Wild Cherry, Golden Seal, Prickly Ash, &c. Eight years' trial proves theee the Best Bitters for PyspepMa, Liver Troubles, Jaundice, Hrad ache, Disordered S'omach, liilionaness, and to relieve thattprii'gy feelintr. Sold by Dnnrimtf, in large bottles, at 50 cents. C. K. Kincslet, Northampton, Mass, G. C. Uoodwib & Co., M.S. Burr & Co., Boston Agents. ieua W T" ANTED AG EN TS TO SKLL THE W AMERICAN KNITTING MACHINE. Price $25. The simplest, cheapest and beet Knhting Machine ver lnrentea, win snit zv.uuu incnes per minuie Liberal inducement!" to Agents. Address AMERICAN KN1TT1NU MACHINB CO., Boston, Maat., or St. Louis, Mo. 12wl4 EVERY FAMILY SHOULD ECONOMIZE! BY PUUCnASING ONE OF THE CELE-brflted LAMB FAMILY KNITTING MACHINES And manufacturing their own Knit Goods of every variety. The following testimonial will give an idea oi its capacity ana ease oi operation : Mr. N. C. Carter. Agent: Four weeks ago to-iiay I purchased a Lamb Knitting MBcnine oi yon wun oniy one nour instruction, i nave since knit 109 pairs Stock-inas. 30 pair IFristers, 1 pair Gent's Drawers, I Undershirt. 1 can knit a stocking in seven minutes. urn. lymak dlark. No. 12 Franklin Court, Lowell, Mass., Dec. 16, 1868. Descriptive Circular and Sample Stocking (tehirh no other machine can make) sent on application, with stamp, lais aninuiu aua m r u uu., N. CLARK, Agent, 6ml0 SIS Washington St., Boston, Mass, "A WORD TO HORSEMEN." TR. TOBTAS'S CELEBRATED VENE- I 9 TI AN HOB SB LINIMKNT has been teated by the first Horsemen in this country, and proved to be superior to any other. The late Hiram Woodruff, of "trotting fame," was never without a bottle in his stable. It is also used by Cel. Bush, of tbe J rome 1'ark Course, at Fordham, N. Y.. who has over twenty run ning horses under his care, among which rank some of tne nnesi sioce in America, it is warramea to cure Lnmeuesfl. Sprains, Scratches, Bruises, Gulls, Cuts, Wind Galls, Oolie, Sore Throat, Nail in the Foot, and Over Heat inn, when used accordinx to the directions. All who own or employ Hones are assured that this ijinitreni win ao an, it not more, in curing tne aoove named ctmnlatnts. No horse need die of Colic. If. when first taken, the Liniment Is used according to tbe directions. Aiwtys nave a eotue in your stable Prtee, in Pint Bottles, One Dollar. The eennlne is signed S. I. TOBIAS on the outside wrapper. For iitlo by the Druggis'i, Saddlers, and Storekeepers throughout the United States. Depot, 10 Park Place, Elderflower Balm for the Complexion. THE ELDERFLOWER BALM WILL beantify the Complexion, render the skin clear, pure and youthful. It will remove Tan, Moth Spots, Freckle, Sunburns, and will cure Plmplea, Eruptions, Imparities, Irritations and Facial Sjres. For sal by ail Druggists. Price, 91.00 per bottle. M. S. BURR & Co., 36 Trem-ont St., Boston, Wholesale Agents. 8ml8 PLASTIC SLATE. THT9 EXCELLENT AND CHEAP MATERIAL FOR ROOFING having grown into such favor with the public as to tempt unscrupulous persons to a violation of tbe patent which proUcta It, notice is hereby given that all such infringements will be prosecuted according to law, HINCKLEY CO., 13wl4 69 Broad St., Boston, Mass. rm, hall's VOLTAIC ARMOR BANDS AND SOLES, FOR RHEUMATISM. NEURALGIA, COLD FEK T, HKADAOliK, and all NERVOUS DI30KDBK8. They harmonize, equalize, and bring Into fait play all the electrical and magnetio' currents of the body and of a necessity Restore Harmony and Health. They are approved and endorsed wherever tbey have had a trial. Sold by Druggists everywhere. Special Arrangements made with Physicians ana Agents, VOLTAIC ARMOR ASSOCIATION, Proprietor . THE American Hay Tedder,"- Th. BEST and OVLY PERFECT Mac tun. Ever Invented for TUHWIWO OB TEDDING HAT. HAT CUT, CURED AVI) STORED IJf the barn ia ONE DAT. avotdioff ail riak ot dam- age from aurms and audden sbowera. The quality of Utt Hay Crop Very Much Improved. Vers Light and so Simple sni thtrablt that It cannot get out of repair. BOUT'S SELF ADJUSTING HORSE HAY RAKE, FOB SIMPLICITY, DURABILITY AND EASE OF OPERATION UNEQUALLED. The Best sfetaJHc Tooth Bone Bake hi the Market. THE Perry Gold Medal Mower TRIUMPHANT Before tbe New England Agricultural Society three years in tuceeMion 1864, 1S07, 1868. Triumphant Everywhere. Durable; Light. Draft; Cutting the Grass In the very best manner. Burt's Rocky Mountain Wood Teeth Wheel Horse Rake, Gatbera the Hay Pore and Clean. Teeth lodependcnt and by a new device all breakage avoided. Operation very easy, weight of driver balancing the Rake. HADE ONLY BT AMES PLOW COMPANY, Quincy Hall, Boston. 7 Send for nominated Circulars. !Swl4 HAKTFORD Sorghum Machine Company. BRANCH OFFICE AND MANUFACTORY AT BELLOWS FILM, VT. NATHAN BENHAM, President, F. G. BUTLER, Secretart. THIS COMPANY WAS ORGANIZED for the manufacture of Evaporators, Cane tiills, and all apparatus necessary for the MANUFACTURE OF 6UGAR, from Uaple Sap, and also from the Bor-ghum and Southern Cane. CORY'S SUGAR EVAPORATORS, Combining the advantages of Cory's, Cook's and Harris' patent, and fully licenned by the proprietors of each, has been proved to be the best apparatus known for tbe MANUFACTURE OF MAPLE SUGAR, Requiring but about half the fuel, and leas care, while it will produce aug ir which Bella from three to fix cents per pound, more than that made in any other way. Our Evaporators have been awarded the highest premiums wherever exhibited. The sugar which earned off th first prize at the recent Vermont State Fair wan made tn one of our Evaporators. We aUo manufacture GUILD'S PATENT SAP REGULATOR. The simplest and most perfect feeder, which la furnished with each Evaporutor, making it a perfect suit feeding apparatus. Circulars sent to at;y addrt-Ba. 14tf METROPOLITAN Mining and Manufacturing Co., INCORPORATED BY EVPKG'f AL ACT OF CONOKEtid. Mechanics, Farmers and Laborers WANTED TO GO TO VIRGINIA. The Congress of tbe United States has chartered th's Cmpiiny to colonize and develop forty-two thospaiid acres best Agricultural, Mineral and Timber I.a id( water power, coal, and Iron iu Virginia. Ten Acrei of Land or One Iloiise Lot Given to each party who buys one share of unaBBessa-ble stock at $100, Employment given to competent men who deolre it. Fare to the property from BoBton tH rail $16.85; time 36 hours; Bteamboat and rail, $14 35, all Hrst class passnge. Full particulars given at office. B. W. BALDWIN, Qen'l Agent, 13wl4 No. 31 Pemberton Square, Room 1. The Baskets and Crates OF THB AMEBIC AN BASKET COMPANY NOW TAKE TIIE LEAD IN ALL tlie great n arfeets. The pickers are delighted with the biiskets, they stand eo firm. The express-men like the crates, they are so strong and easy to handle. The commission men are pleased with both crates and baskets, they bring the fruits in such excellent condition, and occupy twenty-six per cent, lens space than any other ventilated package in market, OrderB to secure attention must be Bent early. Verbena baskets and grape boxes at a very low figure. Circulars free. 13teopl PEAR TREES, VINES, AND ALL ARTICLES rSUALLT foDml Id a Nursery, in large quaDtities. VEHBENAS, ROSES, CARNATIONS, And all varieties of bedding out plants Immenee stock. GEORGE W. WILSON & SON.MaMen, Mass. 3ml7 Boston Office 64 Liberty Square. BEAUTIFUL HAIR, Nature's Crown. You must cultivate It. GRAY HAIR, Is a certain Indication of decay at the roots. Wow Style. Important Change A Beal Hair Restorer and Dressing Combined in One Bottle. MRS. S. A. ALLEN'S HAIR RESTORER Will Restore Gray Hair to its Natural Life, Color and Beauty. It is a most delightful Hntr Dressing. It will promote luxuriant growth. FALLING HAIB is immediately checked. Mrs. S. A. ALLEN'S ZTLOBAL8AMUST, another preparation for the ffain dear and transparent without sediment. It rery simple and often product wonderful results. It great superiority avd economy as a Hair Dressing over high cost French Pomades is acknowledged by all. not only in Ihis country, but iu Europe. The Restorer and Zylobatmmum should not be used one with the other, IVold by all Dri'gcibi. Proprietors, a. K. VAN DUZfcK & Co., Wbulesal ) Prottsjista, 36 Barclay St., and 46 Park Place, New York. 19 $20 A Bay to Male and Female AGENTS TO INTRODUCE THE BUCKEYE '20 SHUTTLE BKWING MACIIINKH. giitch alike on both sides, and Is the on'y LICENCED yllUri'LE MACHINE in the market ro!d for less than $40. All others are infringements, and tlie seller and user are liable to prosecution and imprisonment pull partiulars free. Address W. A. HENDERSON ft CO., Cleveland, Ohio. 13wl7 TBE MAGIC COMB. TEETH ARE coated with solid dye. Yon wet your aair and use tfle comb, and it produces a permanent black or brown. we comn sent oy man ier (l b. Address, law it u, ri i i upi, ppringneia, aiass. WANTED AGENTS 5 TO $200 PER month, everywhere, male add f male, to intro duce the GKNUINU IMPROVED COMMON SEN HE FAMILY HEWING MACHINE. ThiB MaeMne will stitch, hem, fe!, tuck, quilt, cord, bind, braid and embroider in a most superior manner. Price only tlS. Folly warranted for Ave years. We will pay $.000 for any machine that will sew a stronger, more beautiful, or more elastic seam than ours. It makes ihe "Elastic Lock Stitch." Everv second stitch can he cut, and still the cloth cannot be pulled apart without tearing it. We pay Agents from 75 to i0 per month and ex-penne.B, or a commission from which twice that amount can be made. Address, SKCOM B ft CO., Pittsburgh. Pa.; St. I.ouiB, Mo., or Boston, Muss. CAUTION. Do not be imposed upon by other par ties palming off worthless cast-iron machines, under the same name or otherwise. Ours is ihe only genuine and really practical cheap machine oiannfastured. 12tl4 OASTORIA, A PLEASANT AND COMPLETE SUBSTITUTES FOR CASTOR OIL. PROBABLT NO GREATER GENERAL want exists than for a harmless yet effectual purgative. The millions of Pills annually nsed In spite of the many objectionable features nertainins to them, and so often fflt by the sick, show conclusively that a sim ple cainaruo, aoaptca to ait noeas ana ages, is realty required. OASTORIA Is the prepared prescription of an old Physician, and is simply a well-known purgative, so combined as to render it perfectly palatable, and still retain Its laxative properties. Preserved without alcohol, H may be given with perfect safety to the youngest child or most delicate female whenever a cathartic is re- Oil without Its nauseous taste, It is the mildest yet most effectual Family Medicine offered to the public. Unlike nils, it is not naDie to gripe, or its use to do followed bv constipation. By eenttv vet surelv carina Costlveness, it prevents attacks of Piles, and for Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Sick Headache, Liver and Bilious Complaints, and especially for dlsordersof the Stomach and Bowels in Children, Castorla is a safe, pleasant and effectual remedy. Ons trial will convince yon of its desirable qualities, and it eot is no more than for the cheap physics which Hood the market. rreparea oy in. s, riTUHKK s CO., Tl Corn Hill, Boston, Mass. For sale by all Druggists and Dealers, i ' tmo wim per Dome, lyeowa COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, SORE THROAT, INFLUENZA, "WHOOP-imq Coi:h. OHomv T.rvtK Oowi'LAiirT. Bmon CHIT IB, DlFFlCl'LTV OF BREATH UNO, ASTHMA. BLEED ING or the Lungs, and every nciion t.r the 'J hroat. Lungs and Chert. Are sneedilv and permanently cured by tbe use of that old and reliable remedy, WISTAR'S BALSAM OF wild ciierhy. TTiit uW2 trUMnn ttrenaratinn doe nmt din vn a nnfmk and. Ifiufi tlie. cause behind, as is the case with most medicines, but it loosen find cieanse the Lung and allay irritation, thus removing the cause of com- laint. Consumption Can be Cured By timely resort to this Ftandard remedy, as Is proved by hundreds of w stimonials received by the proprietors. Preoared by HBTH W. FOWLS & BON. Boston. and sold by dealers generally. GRACE'S SALVE Works like masrio on Old Sokes. Bt kits, 8cai.tjr. Cuts, Wounds, Bribes, Sprains, Chapped Bands, Chilblains, ftc It Is prompt In action, soothes ihe fmin, takes out tne toresjess, and reduce the most angry ookliia swellings am tntlummaH -t. ; thusffi uiifgr.Ji.-f ,

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