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GARDEN WORK.

To lay the broad foundations of a great common- “ When once a man realizes "God loves me,' it

weal, Where right should not be trampled beneath op- much the force of this remark, and if true, it

is half way toward his conversion.” I felt very pression's heel.

exactly illustrates the subject I am writing on. In his brave barque, all boldly, he launched a good-For it shows this—that kindness is God's

ly freight, None other than the fortunes of a most poble State ;

“power.” His attribute of “good will to And o'er the sounding ocean, through storm and man” endcars Him to His creatures more than foam it passed,

Ilis attributes of power, wisdom, justice, and Till on the Arasafa the Welcome slept at last. faithfulness. And as He finds it mighty, so we And out of the sunny Rbineland, forth from the cas- must resort to it. If it be His characteristic, tle Learth,

it must be ours. " He that loveth not, knowFrom the echoing rock of Lurlei, and cloistered eth not God, for God is love."

Nonnenworth,
And from Idyllian valleys, where smoke-wreath rises

through The apple orchards, melting in a sky of softer blue; From “ Homespum," a recent volume from From many a peaceful hamlet, from many a lowly the press of Hurd & Houghton, New York, we cot,

extract the following life like and suggestive Came they who the Angle's lessons had never yet chapter on “Garden Work.” The book abounds forgot;

with beautiful descriptions of rural life, from And to the blue-eyed German, within this distant which it is difficult to make a choice.

land, In love bis English brother stretched forth the

“God Almighty first planted a Garden," says friendly hand.

Bacon, “and, indeed, it is the purest of human Where Conowingo's waters through dales of quiet pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the flow,

spirits of man.” And in the mighty shadow of sylvan Pokono, " There is no apcient gentlemen,” says the And by the Susquebanna, on sweet Wyoming's grave digger in Hamlet, “ but gardeners, ditch

breast, And beautiful Obio, that seeks the golden West, profession re-makers; they hold up Adam's

.' Not without tears of sorrow, they reared the peace. Said the gentle old Archbishop Sancroft to

ful bome, Regretful tears for the fatherland beyond the blue folk :-“ Almost all you see is the work of my

bis friend Hough, who was visiting him in Sufsea's foam ; And baving compassed freedom for them and their's, ' own hands, though I am bordering on eighty they gave

years of age. My old woman does the weed. The boon to the bondman,-first to rend the fetters ing, and John mows the turf and digs for me; of the slave.

but all the nicer work—the sewing, grafting, Then let us sing the Saxon, who launched the Wel budding, transplanting, and the like-I trust to come's keel,

no other hand but my own, so long, at least, as And laid the broad foundation of our dear old com

my health will allow me to evjoy so pleasing an monweal,And the blue eyed German with bim, who sought occupation.” our peaceful shore

- The Poets are full of the delights of To light the fires of freedom, we will guard forever- gardening; Cowley and Pope, at least, came to more!

realize their dreams in this respect. One can

run through very few pages of English verse, THE POWER OF KINDNESS.

and not have to leap bedges of allusions to gar. Such a one can do anything. It was the dens, or without bringing away a memory stuck prescription offered to an overborne and des. full with their fragrant blossoms. An appreci. ponding wife, “Always meet your husband with ative writer observes that “ Bacon and Milton a smile.” A prescription more easily offered were the prophet and the herald, Pope and Adthan carried out, doubtless. But then what dison the reformer and the legislator, of horti. grace was ever easy of accomplishment. Was culture.”. Speuser's stanzas abound with real patience? or zeal? or contentment? But if garden pictures, terrace raised above terrace, the virtue of kindness be difficult, the end it and lawn stretching beyond lawn. The garden proposes to itself is a worthy end. What is, scene in "Romeo and Juliet” is the favorite the end but the subduing what is hard, and the one with all readers, because in the fragrant melting what is rough and coarse and cruel ? atmosphere of the garden, in the tempered moonIt is worth something to bring to beauty an light, and to the sound of trickling waters, love acre or two of barren soil. We are willing to is made in the true spirit of romance. Tenny. take pains to turn a stone into a statue. And son has shown us how it is attempted in the human hearts are better than barren heaths ;

-more exquisite passages of his everywherethey shall still abide when of all earth's stones quoted “Maud." The poet Shenstone wrote no one shall be left standing upon another. from his favorite Leasowes : “I feed my wild

I lately heard a public speaker remark, I'ducks, I water my carnations; happy enough

if I could extinguish my ambition quite.", falling down about my face and eyes, and on Father Adam was placed in a gardea to - dress my knees, too,-before many others were, -for and keep it." Every reader of English recalls striped bugs and green cabbage worms. at once Milton's fine description of our first Or, next to the early morniog work, with the parents in Eden, rising with the dawn, to dress dewy earth off ring its grateful exhalations to the alleys green,

the postrils, the twilight stroll through the lim" Their walk at noon, with branches overgrown." ited grounds is full of peaceful delight, and tends

The grey old monks, in fact, who had an eye to provoke contemplation. If you were in the open to the good things of life in their day, morning the laborer, you can realize that you were the first genuine cultivators of flowers and are the lord at evening; going about and pullfruits, and around their solitary keeps of learning up scattered weeds, perhaps changing ing slept securely many a productive garden and around a few plants, thinning the sprouted rows blossoming orchard. They had the true relish of beets or onions, grubbing up some pestiferous for what those things brought them, and tended root, or planning somewhat for the next worua tree or a flower with the same zeal with ing's industry. which they wore the pavement smooth with In all the old fashioned gardens one finds a their frequent devotions. They taught us hor double row of currant bushes, almost as inevit. ticulture, and we are thus become their debtors able as the lilac or the white rose-bush, at the for more than the mere learning they were in garden gate. A charming alley is thus opene strumental in hauding down.

up för nearly the length of the plat. They -The sincerest pleasures of the home life maintain their lines as faithfully as appointed are woven closely in with those of the garden. metes and bounds; and, spread over the green I have almost made one of my own heart, from ruffles of their leaves, may be seen, all through thu habit of living over again the delight I used the season, a white crop of old ladies' caps, that to take in digging, planting, weeding, and tells of the grandmother whose hand planted watering the little half-acre Elysium, where the purple morning.glories under the windows, grew so luxuriantly my bulbous cabbages and whose head now and then shows itself between bright-eyed beans. I am conscious that Goethe the verdurous walls of the bean-vines. A man did not miss of the general truth in his obser. would as soon think of tearing a true sentiment vation that he took the solidest delight in the out of bis heart, if such a thing could be done, simplest pleasures; and, for an enduring plea- as of pulliog up the currant bushes that are so sure, clean and sweet both in itself and its mem- well rooted in the garden. ories, we can truly think of nothing in nature How the red beet-tops glisten in their long before a little garden. It should not be so large rows, as if some pains-taking hand had varas to become a task master, and thus worry out nished them, one by one! How crowded the placid zeal; but only spacious enough to ex. stand those carrots, boring each its long yellow cite the physical energy and give a healthy start finger into the mellowed sub-soil! With what to the thought.

a Dutch-like and dogmatic air the swelling cab. I am not making any allusions to city gardens bages erect their pulpy heads in the performnow, nor to their more luxuriantly gay cousins ance of the useful work they are set to do! of the suburbs, where the owner is far from At the further end of the plat stands the being the author, but einploys bis gardener as summer house, sort of Pomona's shrine, in many a man does his upholsterer ; those make its way, as well as a moonlight resort for lovers ; beautiful “estates," and are objects of attrac- a contorted grape vine weariog a lattice of leaves tion alike to shrewd brokers and fashionable below and a canopy of green overhead, whose purlovers of nature; but they have few of the sa- ple tributes you may sit and pluck in the dreamy pory associations of simplicity, and peace, and afternoons of September, while the yellow home. Fine enough exotics may grow and show finches are clustering on the buslies and the there, whose health and beauty salaried garden- poultry are wallowing in the soft garden mould. ers look carefully after; but you will search in - Daybreak, in summer, is a fresh experivain for simple morning-glories, climbing like ence every morning, in the garden. A good eager children to the window-sill to peep in, or deal has been said, good and bad, about the for snowy caps out among the hean poles in the glories of that hour on the hill top and at the delicious summer weather.

riverside; but in the seclusion of the leafy little Work, before breakfast, in the retired garden patch beside the homestead it is, apparently, spot, is a sort of inspiration for the rest of the not so well known. If one only has a garden day. In that still hour you mark how your in which to offer salutation to the day-god, he lettuce and cabbages have shot up during the has at least one more inducement to get out of night, and at once renew your faith in nature. bed in the dewy hours of the morning. To be I fear my closest friend would have failed to re. right in the midst of your own growiog vegetacognize me then, as I used to look in that bles; to behold the favorite sunflowers all paiched and shredded apparel, the limp hat-rim turned to the east; to watch the bean-sprouts,

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coming up with their twin leaves out of the ground where they have waxed fat through a cleft heart of the seed; to shave down ranks of whole seas

ason's dirty idleness-to get into the red-stemmed weeds with a single sweep of the beans, the peppers, the mangoes, and such other bright boe; to brush your peas, pole your vegetables as ripen in seed-vessels-to go from beans, set frames to support your cucumbers and garden to barn, from barn to kitchen, from kit. tomatoes, trim your young hedges, hunt the chen to cellar, and so back to the garden again, bugs among the squash vines, and plan new keeps the feelings of the domesticated me in a paths through beds of vegetables and rows of state of contented pleasure all the while, and refruit-trees: this it is to seize a fresh pleasure in news the ties continually that hold him to the the very bloom of its freshness, and load the home be loves. heart with a harvest of memories that grow all The poultry run in and out before him, and the more fragrant with age.

the season's chickens delight to wallow in tbe Somehow, the poets have linked all the pleas- loosened dirt uuder the lee of the fence, stretched ant names with the pleasant occupations. their yellow legs in the genial suo. Grand . Therein they bave shown themselves to be mother's marigolds await the clipping of her poets. The very word Garden is laden, like a shears, and looks like a shoal of bright fish, Wain, with bundles of blossoming associations. dyed in the yellow stream of some Pactolus. As When men speak of subduing the rugged wild for the rows of sturdy-looking winter cabbages, ness of nature, the phrase goes that they will they may stand out awhile through the fall make it “ beautiful as a gardeo." In gardens frosts, and even get powdered with the first live buds and blossoms, along with the bees and light shows of November; and the growing turthe sunshine; and they die there, too. They key-ponlts may peck at the loose outside leaves lie close to Home. We step from the kitchen on their way to roost in the apple-trees. door through the garden gate. Peaches ripen One cannot think of the Spring house cleanon their walls; and blooming plums drop plump ing, without a revived reminiscence of the early on their mellow soil. Our feet loiter in their garden-work, too. The boys are raking the delightful walks, and the atmosphere breathes rubbish from the grass and the beds, and setonly contentment and peace.

ting fire to it in the piles they have heaped up in gardening, and its cognate associations, we around; into whicb the old shoes of the past get away from the hot fuming of the world and year are thrown as burnt-offerings. The girls go back to the cool and shaded bowers of sim- are at the posies, scratching away like so many plicity and truth. We seem to stand with un. hens in the high tide of mischief.

The dog covered heads in the porch of nature's great bas his pose in every nook, new or old, that is temple. We smell savors as fresh as the morn- to be found. The windows are all opened, to ing dews and as sweet as the breath of the let in the genial sun. Bees drive across the rustling corn. There is such a retired, such a yards, impatiently foraging for the first blos. cool, such a far-off look from the outer world to soms. The robins make the air vocal with their the heart of the garden, that one deplores the welcome calls, and are scouting about the plan. necessity that takes him away froin so peaceful tations for nice places to build their nests. The a pursuit, and wonders if there may not come a sprouted sprays of the old elin on the lawn are time when he shall stay at home altogether in pencilled on the ground in the sunshine, with his rustic corner, and dress and keep his little the utmost minuteness. All about the premgarden-spot to the end of his days.

ises there are the joyous sights and sounds of When the pale autumn suns fall aslant Spring, bringing glad tidings of the new life through the dried stalks, and little flocks of that has suddenly broken over the world. birds flutter here and there over the grounds in —And this is the life of home. Has the quest of seeds that have burst their pods, and whole world any thing to offer that is debased tomatoes lie red and glossy among the wilted with so little alloy ? and fallen vines, and bean-pods bang from the But finest of all, and crown of all the home poles without green leaves to shelter them any glories, are the roses; those beautiful children longer, and slender-waisted wasps find their way of the dews and sun; clambering in such wild to the decayed fruits that lie here and there, riotousness about the porch, and thrusting their over the ground, the thoughts are allured by boquets of red and white in at the windows; every object to the tenderest mood of contem- cloudy masses of colors just fetched from Paraplation; the very atmosphere is full of the real dise, mingled as if in chance drifts, and piled ization of pleasant dreams. These particular against the house like snows against the walls days in the garden bave charms wbich are not in winter! The little parlor-shaded and low matched even by the glimpses of glory furnished -is filled with the breath of their very hearts. in the spring.

Through the whole of June, the dear old place He who loves the home-spot then finds em-is a sort of Dreamland. In the most brilliant ployments after his beart's desire. To gather colorings of oriental tales—in the dreamiest and garner-to pull the rich roots out of the pictures of islands in the southern seas, noth. ing so satisfies the imagination and the heart as POWER-LOOM AND HAND-WORK FABRICS. the luxuriant rose vioes, bossed from root to Whatever relates to textile fabrics, especially crown with glories of buds and blossoms; lav- those of cotton, cannot fail to interest American ishing their sweet lives on the happiness of manufacturers. In our growing familiarity those who dwell contentedly at home; and con- with the marvellous amount and delicacy of the jaring up for soul and sense, through the magic products of power-looms and other machinery of color and perfume, ideal scenes that line the worked by steam, we are in danger of forgetting roadways of life with banks of ravishing fra- what is daily accomplished by means of handgrance and bowers of beauty without end. looms and the workings of the supple and sen

-The rose is the angel of the garden; and sitive fingers. To this day India cotton goods, one can therefore readily comprehend what the especially the Dacca muslins, or those froin poet Gray meant when he exclaimed-“ Happy Eastern Bengal, have been imported into Eng. they who can create a Rose!" Sir Henry laud, recommended by their superior softness, Wotten wrote of it, in his verses “On his Mis richness and durability. So, also, of the calicoes, tress, the Queen of Bohemia,”

chintzes and ginghams, which form the staple 11 You violets that first appear,

manufactures of Coromandel. Though nearly By your pure purple mantles known,

driven out of the European market by cheap Like the proud virgins of the year

aud successfulimitations, they are still preferred As if the Spring were ail your own,

over the East, where the curious believe themWhat are you when the rose is blowu ?"

selves able to distinguish by the touch and even The Moravian. by the smell these genuive products of the In

dian loom. The highest qualities of the Dacca

muslin are splendid examples of the superiority A HOUSE SINKS INTO THE GROUND.

of intelligent labor over the most elaborate maOn Sixth-day afternoon, 10th of 5th month, a chinery. The band of the Hindoo, to use the singular and startling accident happened near language of a writer in “Once a Week," " is Girardville, at the foot of Mahanoy Plane, educated to a delicacy of touch that is marvelabout six miles from Mahanoy City, Schuyl. lous, and that delicacy is transmitted through kill Co., Penpa. It seems that at that point a succeeding generations until the native manipu. " brease” of the Boston and Mahavoy Coal lator acquires a kind of instinctive aptness Company's colliery had been worked to within which gives him all the unfailing regularity of about 20 feet of the surface of the eartb, and a machine, directed by the intelligence of man." that located just above it stood a two story frame The native women spin with the finger a yarn building, occupied by Mr. Thomas T. Myers, a which surpasses in fineness the machine-spun breaker boss at the colliery, and his family. yarn paraded, in the great Exhibition of 1862, He also had a number of boarders, whose cloth. j as a marvel of European skill. The classes of ing, &c., were in the house.

muslin called "woven air” and “evening dew" About three o'clock on Friday afternoon, as are, as their names would import, of unsurpass. Mrs. Morris Robinson, of this borough, wife of ing fineness of fabric. It is related that a the superintendent of the colliery, who was on weaver was chastised and driven out of the a visit to the house, and Mrs. Myers were in city of Dacca for neglecting to prevent his cow the kitchen, they felt the bouse moving, and from eating up a piece of this quality of muslin rushed in baste into the open air. Two min which he had spread out and left upon the utes had hardly elapsed after they left the grass, the article being so tine that the animal house, before it sank with a surging, swaying could not see it on the herbage. So delicate is motion into a buge chasm, to the depih of about the manufacture of the shirt stuple of the Dacca eiybiy feet. Large masses of earth and rock cotton that it can only be spun into yarn at from the sides of the chasam, immediately certain times of the day. Preference is given closed in upon the house, burying it almost to the morning, before the dew has left the completely froin view. The crash when it went grass; or, if spinning be carried ou after that down was tremenduous. The complete eptomb. time, it is over a pan of water, the evaporation ment of the dwelling, which was about thirty from which yields moisture enough to prevent five feet long, may be imagined, says the Mi- the fibre from becoming too brittle to handle. ner's Journal, when we stare that the chasm The Dacca muslin, with all its delicacy, will formed by the sinking of the mine would readily wash, which European muslin will not. A piece have admitted a building over one hundred feet of "evening dew, one yard wide and four in length. Fortunately the startling occurrence yards loog, weighs only one ounce and eightywas not attended with the loss of human life. six grains. Had it taken place at night, ten lives might Figured muslips is a still more costly and have been lost. But it took place at an hour delicate work of the Indian loom. No approach when some of Mr. Myer's children had gone to has been made by Europeaus in producing school, while the othere were playing outside. the charming effect of weaving gold and silver

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threads into the different fabrics made in India. I rivers of nearly solid matter, which have their outThe embroidery in the woven garments in which let in the sea, only their motion is exceedingly slow, the absolutely pure gold is employed, never tar

not exceeding about 100 feet for the whole summer

The lower extremities of these glaciers, nishes, and it washes just as well as the other reaching the ocean, are buoyed up by the deep water

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and then are broken off from tbe rest of the mass, What will our American manufacturers, who when they slowly drift away to the south. They may look to competing at some future day sometimes bave an extent of several miles, and are with the English in supplying the Indian mar-seven-eighths are in the water and le s than one

really mountains of ice-icebergs—of which about ket, say to the following statement made by the eighth exposed above the surface. These floating writer whom we have quoted above: “A native ice-mountains often carry enormous blocks of rock, with a rude bamboo loom will, with his fingers torn from the mountian side along which they have and toes, finish a piece of muslin which cannot moved, and drop those rocks when and wbere the by all the application of our most delicate ma- plain how boulders and erratic rocks bappen to be

iceberg is finally lost. In this way geologists ex. chinery be produced in Europe.” A like supe found where there are no similar formations-pamely, riority is evinced in the Hindoo's almost in- by icebergs at a time before the present surface of stinctive appreciation of appropriate form and the continents were upheaved from the depths of the color in desigo. He has learned to print fast ocean:

It is known that this is one of Agassiz's colors. The pative fabrics are remarkable for favorite theories; he supposes that the whole earth

was covered with glaciers. the sobriety and harmony of hue which they present. The English colors will not wash, and lishment of a European college at Pekin, the Chinese

THE EMPEROR OF Cuina lately decreed the estab. even Prussia is gaining the advance in supply- capital. The founding of the college was opposed ing dyed goods to India.--Public Ledger. by the Emperor's minister, Quojen, who presented a

memorial, saying: “In a country so vast as China cvery talent can be found. If astronomy and the

other sciences are necessary, Chinese letters will be A great deal of trouble is "borrowed” by the found by means of which they can be taught." habit of looking at things "wrong end foremost." Thereupon the Emperor rejoins : “Let Ouoj r then

“ [low disconsolate you look !" said a bucket seek for the letters of which he speaks. We bero by to bis fellow-bucket as they were going to the authority to open a sebool, over which he will pre.

entrust bim personally witbibe duty, and give him

side and teach the things taught in tbe European “Ah!” replied the other, “I was reflecting op school. The examinations will show at a later time the uselessness of our being filled; for let us go the relative merits of the scholars of the two schools.” away ever so full, we always come back empty." TO PRESERVE ICE.—An exchange gives the follow“Dear me ! how strange to look at it in that ing method of preserving ice for domestic purposes,

cket. way,” said the

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and especially for the sick room: Make two bags of enjoy the

stout woolen fabric; the inner one should be ten thought that however empty we come, weinches wide by fourteen inches deep. Toe outer always go away full. Only look at it in that bng should be made at least two inches wider each light, and you'll be as cheerful as I am." way. After placing one bag inside the other, stuff

fea: hers between the two, and sew tbe bags tígriber

at the top. Put a block of ice into a bag of this deITEMS. It is said that Chili and Peru have accepted with nearly a week, #heo under exposure it will melt in

scription and it will be preserved from melting for certain reservations, the profiered mediation of the less than an hour.- Del. Co. Republican. government of the United States in their quarrel with Spain.

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY Congress now sit.

ting at Paris, it is andounced, has determined upon The French government has granted a concession the gold five-franc piece and its multiples as the to the new Franco. American Telegraph Company, basis of an uniform international currency. This which pröpos-8 to lay a submarine cable from Brest will make the French system of coinage that of the to some point on the American coast.

civilized world, if other nations adopt the report of The abolition of imprisonment for debt is gradu- the Congress. The five-franc piece is worth 96 cents ally conquering a place in the legislation of every in gold. European country. Even Imperial Frunce, so timid

TELEGBaphing is making great progress in the of liberal laws, bas now adopied the reform.

Erst. China is about having its great wall of prejuElectro MAGNETISM has found a new use in the dices against foreign innovation broken down. The aris and manufactures, in being made instrumental East India Telegraph Company is making efforts to in smelting iron. A fixed electro-magnet is placed introduce the telegraph into China, and in this is opposite an opening in the side of the furoace con backed by the influence of the Frencb Ambassador taining the metal to be smelted, and a current of at Pekin. The British government has given this magnetism is directed into the molten metal. The company the privilege of erecting telegraphs at Hong effect on the iron is said to be very remarkable, ren- Kong, and the progress made by this, an American dering it extremely tough and hurd. The process is celegrapbic enterprise, is most gratifying. In England, carried on with great success at one of the most im- | a rivul corporation called the Anglo-Indian Teleportant iron works in Sheffield.

graph Company has been organized; and it contem. ORIGIN OF THE FLOATING ICEBERGS IN THE ATLAN pla'es not only lines in the East, but a new line con. TIC.—The valleys of Greenland are all filled with necting Englind with the East, the present teleglaciers, of which some have an enormous extent. graphic connection with that part of the globe being They are always in motion, gliding downwards like very unsatisfactory.

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