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and the sailor looking back, sees him sowing his field with the them all. They expected the stream to terminate in the dash graceful idyl of summer and harvest. Little did the needle. of the torrent, and they found it was losing itself in the gen. woman dream that sho was stitching passion and pathos into tlest current. The whole of the faculties seem sometimes her weary seam, till Hood came and found them there.

concentrated on the placid enjoyment.

The day Arthur Murphy died he kept repeating from Pope: LOVE OF FAMILY AND OF COUNTRY.-The wondrous

u Taught half by rennon, half by mere decay, skill of the Creator is not more clearly evidenced in

To welcome death and calmly peas away." the harmonies of the material than of the spiritual

Nor does the calm partake of the sensitiveness of siekness. world. There is a well-ordered harmony of the There was a swell in the sea the day Collingwood breathed affection. The grand and true development of any his last upon the element which had been the scene of his single one can not be realized without the grand and glory. Captain Thomas expressed a fear that he was distrue development of all. This is illustrated by the

turbed by the tossing of the ship. harmony between love of family and of country.

“No, Thomas," he replied, " I am now in a state in which

nothing in this world can disturb one more. I am dying, and Says Dr. John Harris:

I am sure it must be consolatory to you, and all who love me, I am aware that a fow ancient philosophers maintained

to see how comfortably I am coming to my end." that, according to the example of the Lacedemonians, the family ought to be abolished; that the children should be

BODY OF A LOVER RECOGNIZED AFTER FORTY YEARS' handed over to the state. But experience is wiser than spec

BURIAL.- The following incident, related in Frazier's ulation. The well-ordered family is the very home of patri- Magazine, contrasts strangely the mutability of the otism. When “he of battle-martyrs chief,” Leonidas, de- living with the unchangeableness of the dead. It is voted himself for the good of his country, why did he select a sad picture, but the radiance of undying love as his companions in death men who had familieg-why but

makes it beautiful even in its sadness: because he knew that for them patriotism was a grave reality? When the Swiss patriot, Arnold, of Winkelried, saw,

A few years since certain miners who were working far at the famous battle of Sempach, that his countrymen could

under ground came upon the body of a poor fellow who had not break through the mailed wall of hostile lances, he ad.

perished in the suffocating pit forty years before. Soine vanced, exclaiming, “Dear confederates, I will open a path

chemical agent to which the body had been subjected-an for you; think of my wife and dearest children!" and

agent prepared in the laboratory of nature-had effectually

arrested the progress of decay. They brought it to the sur** Shaped an open space,

face, and for a while, till it crumbled away through exposure By gath'ring with a wide etnbrace,

to the atmosphore, it lay there the image of a fine, sturdy Into his single heart, a sheaf Of fatal Austrian spears."

young man. No convulsion had passed over the face in And who can say how much he was inspired by the thought

death-the features were tranquil, the hair was black as jet. that in that very act he was purchasing with his blood lib

No one recognized the face; a generation had grown up since

the day on which the miner went down for the last time. erty for the land of his wife and children? A well-ordered

But a tottering old woman, who had hurried from her cot family is not only a source of happiness to all within its hallowed circle; it is a blessing to the community.

on hearing the news, came up, and she knew again the fare

which through all these years she bad never quite forgot PROCESS OF DYING.–The mysteriousness of the The poor miner was to hare been her husband the day after process of ying, connected with the still more mys

that on which he died. They were rough penple, of course,

who were looking on--a liberal education and refined feelings terious future destiny, has often disturbed the quiet

are not deemed essential to the man whose work is to gei up of the soul. Says the London Quarterly:

coal or even tin-but there were no dry eyes when the gray. The pain of dying must be distinguished from the pain of

headed pilgrim cast herself upon the youthful corpse and the previous disease, for when life ebbs sensibility declines.

poured out to its deaf ear many words of endearment unnsed As death is the final extinction of corporeal feelings, a numb

for forty years. It was a touching contrast--the one so old ness increases as death comes on. The prostration of disease,

the other so young. They had both been young these long like healthful fatigue, engenders a growing stupor, a sensa

years ago, but time had gone on with the living and stood

still with the dead. tion of subsiding softly into a coveted repose. The transition resembles what may be seen in those lofty mountains whose

WITHOUT SOCIAL ORGANIZATION.- What would be sides exhibit every climate in regular gradation; vegetation luxuriates at their base, and dwindles in the approach to the

the condition of man without society and social regions of snow, till its feeblest manifestation is repressed organization is forcibly expressed in the following by the cold. The so-called agony can never be more formida- passage: ble than when the brain is the last to go, and the mind pre

Without society there could be no union of labor; every serves to the end a rational cognizance of the state of the

man would have to do every thing for himself, and would body. Yet persons thns situated commonly attest that there

consequently spend life in the lowest occupaiions; progress are few things in life less painful than its close.

would be impossible. There could be no intellectual advance. “If I had strength enough to hold a pen," said William

ment from age to age without society, nothing inherited Hunter, " I would write how easy and delightful it is to die.”

from the past, nothing given to the future, no additions made “ If this be dying," said the niece of Newton, of Olney,

to knowledge and experience. Without society there could “it is a pleasant thing to die."

be no fraternizing cominerce, no fine arts, no enlarged idras “ The very expression,” adds her uncle, “which another

of integrity and benevolence, no public opinion, no religion, friend of mine made use of on her death-bed a few years ago."

no true humanity in man. The same words have so often been uttered under similar circumstances that we could fill pages with instances which STUDY OF MIND.-One of the noblest yet most neg. are only varied by the name of the speaker.

lected of studies is that of mind. Said & distin" If this be dying," said Lady Glenorchy, “It is the sasiest thing imaginable."

guished writer: “I thought that dying had been more difficult," said Men carry their minds as for the most part they carry Louis XIV.

their watches, content to be ignorant of their constitution “I did not suppose it was so sweet to die," said Francis and internal action, and attentive only to the little external Saurez, the Spanish theologian.

circle of things to which the passions, like indexes, are An agreeablo surprise was the prevailing sentiment with pointing.

Do mestió Economy.

THE WAY THE ENGLISH BRING UP CHILDREN.-The speaks in high terms of the hot-air bath recently English bring up their children very differently from erected in that institution at a cost of $300. It is of the manner in which we bring up ours. They have value in cases of rheumatism, acute and chronic, an abundance of fresh, outdoor air every day when-dropsy, skin diseases, catarrh, influenza, and ague. ever it is possible. The nursery maids are expected In regard to the last-mentioned disease he says: “I to take all the children out every day, even to the have several times witnessed the aversion of its parinfant. This custom is becoming more prevalent in oxysms by placing the patient in the bath prior to this country, and should be pursued wherever it is the expected attack, quinine being given as an ordipracticable. Infants should be early accustomed to nary tonic for the remaining debility." The influthe open air. We confine them too much, and heat ence of the bath on persons in health is also interthem too much for å vigorous growth. One of the esting. After the very first impression of the high finest features of the London park is said to be the temporature is past, the sensation is rather agroeacrowd of nursery maids with their groups of healthy ble. In ten or twelve minutes the perspiration children. It is so with the promenades of our large stands in drops on the skin, and the pulse beats cities to a great extent, but it is less common in our more quickly. After ten minutes more the pulse is country towns than it should be.

almost doubled, and the perspiration pours down In consequence of their training, English girls ac- the skin copiously, and no doubt remains that the quire a habit of walking that accompanies them greatost luxury in the world is the cold douche. In through life, and gives them a healthier middle life winter or in summer, after twenty or twenty-fivo than our own women enjoy. They are not fatigued | minutes' toleration of the temperature of 130 degrees with a walk of five miles, and are not ashamed to or more, resistance being no longer possible, a rush wear when walking thick-soled shoes, fitted for the is made for the shower bath, and its contents are dampness they encounter. Half of the consumptive brought down eagerly. The bather feels the cold infeebleness of our girls results from the thin shoes tensely grateful, and leaves the heated apartment they wear and the cold feet they necessarily have. under its influence, carefully wrapped in a blanket. English children, especially girls, are kept in the His pulse rapidly falls to its wonted rate, and he nursery and excluded from fashionable society and feels himself a very fresh, clean, hungry, and indoall the frivolities of the season at an age when our pendent man." girls are thinking of nothing but fashionable life.

THE BEST FUEL.-Wood is the healthiest, because SEA VOYAGES V8. CROWDED WATERING-PLACES.- it contains a large amount of oxygen; coal has none; To every body, says the London Lancet, except some hence in burning it the oxygen necessary for its comnervous and delicate females and a few males with bustion must be supplied from the air of the room, very susceptible, untamable stomachs, a moderate leaving it "closely” oppressive. A coal fire will go sea-voyage is one of the finest tonics known. The out unless it has a constant and large supply of air, rapid movement through the atmosphere, the change while wood, with comparatively little, having a large from latitude to latitude, the constant breathing of a supply within itself, turns to “live coals." Closepure, undefiled air, the complete relaxation of mind grained, heavy wood, like hickory and oak, gives out and muscle, the novelties of a sea life and of nauti- the most heat, while pine and poplar, being open cal maneuvering, soon begin to work wonders upon grained, heat up the quickest. The value of fuel, as body and mind. The complexion becomes clear, the a heating material, is determined by the amount of eye bright, muscular movement easy, quick, and vig- water which a pound will raise to a given tomperorous, and the appetite keenly sharpened.

The

ature; thus one round of wood will convert forty nervous, worn-out, exhausted, irritable person finally pounds of ice to boiling water, while a pound of coal becomes fat, lazy, and insouciant. For the victim of will thus heat nearly eighty pounds of ice-cold water; commerce, the votary of fashion, and the devotee of hence, pound for pound, coal is as good again for literature and science, we say there is nothing like a mere heating purposes as wood is as good again as sea voyage to bring about that necessary and perfect peat, which is the product of sedges, weeds, rushes, moulting process," as Schultz calls it, which event- mosses, etc. But if a tun of coal, that is, twentyuates in an almost rejuvenescence. Can a tithe of eight bushels, or twenty-two hundred and forty this be said of Saratoga or any of the fashionable pounds, cost five dollars, it is about equal to the best places of resort in which our wealthy citizens crowd wood at two dollars and a quarter a cord. Coal at themselves and their families during the hot months twelve dollars and a half a tun is as cheap as wood of summer?

at five dollars and one-half per cord. It would be

more equitable if wood was dry to sell it by the Hot-Air Batis.—Turkish baths, in which heated pound. Such is the custom in France. For heating air is employed, are introduced, to a considerable ex

sleeping apartments wood should be used. tent, in England, and in several towns are largely frequented, the usual charge being twelve cents. Mr. HINTS For Cold WEATHER.--Do not begin to get Boulton, house-surgeon of the Newcastle infirmary, I the rooms too warm just at once. Accustom your

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selves and the children to a moderate temperature, yolks of five and whites of three eggs together, with but provide against absolute cold or dampness. sugar and salt to taste, and stir into the boiling Never tbink it too much trouble to build a fire where milk; let it boil and place in your sauce-dish, with one is needed. By observing this rule many consti- the foam floating on the top. You may season with tutions will be saved as well as many doctor's bills. lemon or vanilla. A tight, well-protected house is the best thing to

NICE AND NAMELESS CAKE.-Two capfuls of sugar, save fuel, but even the saving thus inade is no gain

a small lump of butter, half a pint of milk, four really, unless you have the discretion to ventilate

eggs, one cocoa-nut grated, a' teaspoonful of soda, your rooms thoroughly as often as the air becomes

and two teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar. too dry or offensive in quality. A draft is a bad thing, but no fresh air is worse.

BREAD Cake.-Five teacups of well-raised breadAs much of our comfort and health depend upon dough, three heaping cups of sugar, two even eups the table, and the manner in which it is supplied, it of butter, five eggs, a glass of syrup, and a nutis well to study to make up by cunning skill in prep- meg; fruit as you like. aration of food for the greater variety of summer. Winter fare is quite different in its character, as it

To Roast BEEF.-Rib roast is that part where the should be, and we may venture to eat more rich and

ribs commence, on the fore-quarter to the back of the

The first two or three ribs is called the first cut, substantial dishes in cold than in hot weather. The delicate and cooling custards, creams, jellies, etc.,

the next two or three the second cut; these two cuts

are the best to roast. Cut off all the bones, and saw lose their relish in the season of frost and snow, and

the ribs in two places, carefully peal or cut off all puddings, pies, fried cakes, and pickles are in favor; por do we esteem these things injurious when properly with a clean cloth wrung out of cold water.

soiled or dirty places, if any, then wipe it all over

Then mado and rationally eaten. Good diet makes good blood, and good blood makes good brain," says

rub it all over with fine salt; put it in the pan to

roast with not too strong a fire to burn it. In half somebody, and we agree—but always in moderation.

an hour take it out and drain the gravy into a bowl; SUPERIOR TOMATO CATSUP.-Take a half bushel of baste it over with the fat and dust on flower all over ripe tomatoes, slice, and mix with them two table the meat; this must be done every half hour till the spoonfuls of salt. Put them in a brass or copper meat is roasted, which will keep the gravy from kettle, and stew them over a fire four or five hours. being burnt. Take up the meat, skim off some of the When cool, strain them through a tin colander to fat from the top of the bowl and pour it into the pan, separate the skins and seed from the pulp and juice, dust in some flour, let it boil, and stir it till it thickto which latter add a pint of sliced onions, and stew N. B. A roast of ten pounds will take about them three or four hours longer; then turn the liquid two and a half to three hours to cook. If you roast into an earthern or stone jar, and while hot add before a fireplace you can let the gravy remain in the throo table spoonfuls of black pepper, one of cayenne, pan. two of mustard, and one of cloves, each ground. A sirloin of beef, or a loin of real, can be roasted After it becomes cool add half a gallon of strong in the same way. In the sirloin of beef the suet cider or wine vinegar, and it is then fit for use. To must not be roasted, or it will spoil the gravy. preserve this catsup pure and fine, bottle it up, and

To ENTIRELY CLEAR OUT THE RED ANT.-Wash your keep it in a cool place. If the bottles are packed in

shelves down clean, and while damp rub fine salt on a box of dry ashes they will keep better on account of the exclusion of the light and the uniformity of

them quite thick, and let it remain on for a time and

they will disappear. temperature. IRON FOR PEACH-TREES.--The scales of iron that

YEAST FOR BREAD OR CAKES.-In a quart of boiling Accumulate around the anvil of a blacksmith's shop

water stir sufficient wheat flour to make quite a thick are more valuable than manure for peach-trees. A batter; while hot, stir in it four ounces of white shovelful put round a healthy peach-tree will be very sugar and a teaspoonful of salt. When cool put in likely to keep it in good condition; and it is said

sufficient yeast-say near a teaspoonfulto cause the that trees already diseased have recovered by the

mass to ferment. Lay it by in a covered jar for use. application of these scales. Iron in any form will

Half a teacupful is enough to make two large loaves. answer a good purpose.

To renew the yeast when used up reserve a teacupful.

It is simple and efficient for raising buckwheat cakes TO PREVENT MOTAS IN CARPETS.-Rub or strew

and bread-very white and very light if the flour is around the edge of the carpets and on them salt and

good. pepper and they will not eat them.

SWEET APPLE PUDDING.–Pare and cut in thick COCOA-NUT CAKE.—One pound sugar, one-half a

slices, or quarter and core, sweet apples sufficient to pound butter, three-quarters of a pound flour, five

fill the dish you wish to bake the pudding in. Put eggs, one-half a teaspoonful soda, one grated cocoa

them in a kettle and add new milk sufficient to nut.

scarcely cover them, heat it boiling hot, and stir in FLOATING ISLAND.-A nice dish for tea may be Indian meal enough to make it a stiff batter. Salt, made in the following way: Beat the whites of two sweeten, and spice, to suit the taste. Butter your dish, eggs to a stiff foam, which pour upon a quart of put in the pudding, spread a little cream over the top milk previously set to boil; when the milk boils the to keep it from scorching. Bake three hours or more, foam is done, and you may take it off. Beat the according to size. Serve with cream or butter.

Items, Literary,

Literary, Scientific, and Religious.

WALKER'S FILIBUSTER EXPEDITIONS.—The failure they have taught this whole people to read and to of General Walker in Honduras naturally suggests a write, to cipher and to sew. They have given them review of his other piratical adventures. His first an alphabet, grammar and dictionary, preserved their expedition was against Lower California, which he language from extinction, given it a literature, and aimed to organize into an independent state. He translated into it the Bible and works of devotion, left San Francisco in October, 1853, in a vessel es science, and entertainment, etc. They have estabpecially chartered for his use, and escaped the sur lished schools, reared up native teachers, and so veillance of the authorities by pretending that bis pressed their work that now the proportion of inhabobject was to work the mines. Having disembarked itants who can read and write is greater than in New at Cape Lucas, he proceeded to La Paz, where he England; and whereas they found these islanders & published a constitution, and proclaimed himself nation of half-naked savages, living in the surf and President of the Republic of Lower California. His on the sand, eating raw fish, fighting among themsuccess was a brief one, however, for his provisions selves, tyrannized over by feudal chiefs, and abanfailed, his followers became sick and disaffected, and doned to sensualities, they now see them decently many deserted, and he was finally compelled to sur clothed, recognizing the law of marriage, knowing render to General Wool, on the 8th of May, 1854, for something of accounts, going to school and publio alleged violation of the neutrality laws. He was worship with more regularity than the people do at afterward tried at San Francisco and acquitted. home, and the more elevated of them taking part in

His second expedition was into Nicaragua. In the conducting the affairs of the constitutional monarchy spring of 1854 a civil war broke out in that country, under which they live, holding seats on the judicial beginning in a revolution organized against the con bench and in the legislative chambers, and filling servative party by Castillon, formerly cabinet minis posts in the local magistracies.” ter. Castillon invited Walker to join the rebel party,

PROTESTANTISM IN TURKEY.Of the thirty-seven which he did in the end of May, 1855. Walker was

million inhabitants of the Turkish Empire, about supported by the influence and means of the Nicara

seventeen millions are nominally Christians, though gua Transit Company, who hoped through the revo

twelve millions of the latter are adherents of the lutionists to reuder themselves free from the tax

Greek Church. The great success of the missionalevied upon them by the Government. So far suc

ries, of course, has been among the Armenians, moro cessful was the revolution that a new administration

than fifty Protestant congregations having been gathwas inaugurated, with Walker for Commander-in

ered in Turkey in Europe, and Asia Minor. There Chief. Once in power he played inany fantastio

has also been much success among the Nestorians, tricks. Reckless and un principled, he maneuvered

and recently there is an extraordinary opening 80 as to get the government and its revenues into his own hands; he alienated the Transit Company by ists are already la boring successfully among the lat

among the Bulgarians on the Danube. The Methodseizing its property, provoked the Central American

ter people. Religious liberty has lately been secured States to a general alliance against him, and rendered bimself unpopular even with his own party by weakness of the present government, this law is not

for all throughout the empire, though, through the bis despotic and merciless butcheries. After various respected in distant parts of the empire. In and reverses his career there ended by his surrender on

near Constantinople it is enforced, and thousands of the 18th of May, 1857, to Captain Davis, of the

opies of the Scriptures are now annually sold in United States sloop, St. Mary's.

that city to Turky. To those conversant with the He made the utmost endeavors to get afloat another expedition against Nicaragua, but failed, for though, changes of the last half century, it is among the most

remarkable "signs of the times,” that converted through the incapacity or connivance of the United

Turks can now be seen openly preacbing the Gospel States officers, he got off from Mobile on the 14th of

in the Turkish capital. November, 1857, with 150 men, he met with no sucsess, and again surrendered to Commodore Paulding

THE PRECIOUS METALS.-From the commencement on the 8th of December.

of the Christian era to the discovery of America the Walker's last effort was against Honduras. It was amount of the precious metals obtained from the a more miserable failure than any of his former en surface and bowels of the earth is estimated to be terprises; and there are few persons who do not

four thousand millions of dollars. From the date of think that he richly deserved his fate.

the latter event to the close of 1842, an addition of

nine thousand millions of dollars was obtained. The MissioNS IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.—R. H. Dana, discovery and extensive working of the Russian gold Esq., a prominent lawyer of Boston, in a letter from mines, in 1843, added one thousand millions more. the Sandwich Islands, details many interesting facts The double discovery of the California gold mines connected with missionary labors there. He says: in 1848, and the Australian in 1851, added to the “ It is no small thing to say of the missionaries of close of 1859 two thousand millions. Making a total the American Board that in less than forty years to the close of last year of sixteen thousand millions

of dollars. Tho average loss by wear and tear of dressed in elegant native binding, among which are coin is estimated to be a tenth of one per cent. por Shah Namahs, Korans, and poems in elegant variety, annum, and the loss, by consumption in the arts, and monuments of native skill and industry. In this by fire and shipwreck, at from two to seven millions library is the famous Koran, written on vellum, in per annum. The amount of the precious metals now the ancient Cufic character, by the Caliph Othman III, in existence is estimated to be ten thousand millions about 35 of the Hegira (A. D. 655,) bearing numerous of dollars, of which six thousand millions is esti- autographs and seals of Oriental monarchs. There mated to be in silver and the remainder in gold. is also a portion of the Koran written by Huzut Ali,

son-in-law of Mohammed, with the seal of Timour and TYRIN PURPLE.-M. Bigio, of Venice, states that

other kings of Persia, and a memoranduin written after protracted researches he has succeeded in dis

by Shah Jehan, referring to his having given 1,500 covering the long-forgotten purple dye which was

golden mohurs for it. Among the early records of formerly so famous in the east. Pliny distinguishes the East India Company are two volumes preserved two tints, one violet and the other red. The former

in the library containing the autographs of subscribis derived from the Murex Trunculus, which at present

ers under an act“ for raising £2,000,000 upon a fund is very rarely found in the Adriatic; the latter, which

for payment of annuities, and for settling the trade is the true Tyrian purple, is furnished by the Murex

to the East Indies," dated July 14, 1698, in the tenth Brandonis. An important fact is noted by this ven

year of tho reign of William III. The first entry is erable naturalist, namely, that the coloring material

by the commissioners of the treasury as subscribers derived from the murex is purple when first secreted, of £10,000 in the name of his Majesty. The subwhile the inferior kind yielded by somo other species scribers, 1,344 in number, includo most of the Engis originally colorless, and only assumes its purple lish nobility as well as foreigners. The signatures hue on exposure to the air.

are written on forty-seven pages of parchment. The SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE.--The total amount of the

amounts subscribed range from £100 upward, the original bequest to the Smithsonian Institute was

highest (No. 1,055) being that of Jobn Dubois for $515,169, and interest on the same to July 1, 1846 ; £315,000. The printed library contains the largest dovoted to the erection of the building, $242,129.

and most unique collection of works on all subjects In addition to this, $135,600 of unexpended income relating to India, China, and the Archipelago, and has been vested in state bonds, so that the presentable as well as useful libraries in Europe.

as a whole may be regarded as one of the most valu. income of the institution is $38,325.14. The principal expenditures are, for salaries, about $9,000; for NAZARITE ORGANIZATION.—The Methodist Church publications of all kinds, $9,000; for meteorological is likely to be delivered from this pestilent faction. observations, $2,500; for lectures, $1,000; for the At a delegated convention held in Pekin, New York, library, $3,500; for museum, $2,000. There are they adopted a discipline, and organized themselves bome incidental matters involving expenditures, and under the style of “ The Free Methodist Church." about $5,000 is set apart from the income to make a In the new organization their officers are nearly the certain financial change for the sake of economy. same as in the Methodist Episcopal Church, but the The collections of various kinds which had accumu- names of these offices are many of them changed. lated at Washington have now been concentrated at For instance, for Bishop they substitute “General the institution, Congress agreeing to mako an appro- Superintendent," for presiding elder they are to have priation of $4,000 annually to keep them up. Thoy are local superintendent, etc. The Rev. B. T. Roberts, such as the collection of the Exploring Expeditions, who has figured largely in the movement, was elected under Captain Wilkes, in South America and the “General Superintendent.” South Seas, that of Lieutenant Ierndon's explora

John ANGELL JAMES.—The life and letters, includtion of the Amazon, Captain Stansbury's exploration of the Great Salt Lake, Captain Perry's Japan ing an unfinished autobiography, of this eminent

minister and writer will soon be published in LonCollections, etc. This museum is stated to be now

don. It is edited by Rev. R. W. Dale, the successor superior to any other in the country as a general col

of Mr. James. lection, though in the specialities of exotic birds, sholls, fossils, and minerals it is said to be surpassed FANNY Forrester.—A biography of this sweet by the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. poot, devoted wife and missionary, is in course of Wo are glad to see that the secretary who has charge preparation by Rev. Dr. A. C. Kendrick. of this department looks forward to the object of

Tar Sister Of Kossuth.—The monument erected “having a publio museum, illustrating as fully as

in Greenwood Cemetery to the memory of the sister possible the natural history of the world, and taking

of Kossuth is an obelisk of Italian marble, thirteen rank with those of London, Paris, Berlin, and Vi

feet high, and upon it is the following inscription: enna."

“Emilia Kossuth ZULAVSKY, born in Hungary, Nov. THE INDIA-HOUSE LIBRARY.-The India-House li

12, 1817; died in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 29, 1860. brary contains upward of 24,000 volumes of every

Erected by her fellow-exiles, who admired her in lifo class of eastern literature, of which 8,000 are manu

and now mourn her in death. script; this latter portion is famous throughout the

“Ye who return when Hungary is free, world of literature as containing the choicest collec

0, take my dust along-my heart is there." tion of Sanscrit and Persian MSS. extant; some Kossuth is now in Sardinia, where his two sons are of beautiful calligraphy, superbly illuminated, and being educated.

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