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MY SADDLE HORSE.

TUIEY GAVE ME ADVICE. WITH a glancing eye and curving mane,

FROM THE GERMAN. Ile neighs and champs on the bridle-rein; THEY gave me advice and counsel in store, One spring, and his saddled back I press, Praised me and honored me more and more; And ours is a common happiness.

Said that I only should " wait a while", T is the rapture of motion-a hurrying Offered their patronage, too, with a smile.

cloud, When the loosened winds are breathing But, with all their honor and approtation.

I should long ago have died of starvation, A shaft from the painted Indian's bow,- lad there not come an excellent man, A bird in the pride of speed we go.

And to help me along he bravely began. There is life in the breeze as we hasten on; Ilis kindness and care I shall never forget;

Good fellow !-he got me the food I ate ; With each bound some care of earth has Yet I cannot embrace him, though others

gone,
and the languid pulse begins to play,

For I, myself, am this excellent man!
And the night of my soul is turned to day.
A richer verdure the earth o'erspreads;

EXERT YOURSELF.
Sparkles the streamlet more bright in the
meads ;

G. R. RUSSELL. And its voice to the flowers that bend above Sit not with folded hands, calling on ls soft as the whisper of early love. Hercules. Thine own arm is the demi,

god. It was given to thee to help thyself. Bound proudly, my steed; nor bound đo forth into the world trustful but fearproudly in vain,

less. Exalt thine adopted professio. , nor Since thy master is now himself again ; And thine be the praise, when the leech's wainly hope that its name alone will exalı

thee. Look on labor as honorable, and power

dignify the task before thee, whether it be Is idle, to conquer the darkened hour

in the study, office, counting-room, workBy the might of thy sounding hoof to win shop, or furrowed field. There is an equalBeauty without and a joy within ;

ity in all, and the resolute will and pure Beauty else to my eyes unseen,

head may ennoble either. And joy that then had a stranger been.

TIE BLIND HORSE. ON LISTENING TO EVIL REPORTS.

LEAD him forth, the sightless hero! 1. Hear as little as possible to the prej

Round him group the noble jt steeds; udice of others. 2. Believe nothing of

Ile will match the proudest horses the kind till absolutely forced to it. 3.

of the famous racing breeds. Do not imbibe the spirit of one who cir

Now he hears the hum of voices, culates an ill report. 4. Always moder

Voices blending in his praise ; ate, as far as possible, the unkindness that

And he longs to meet the glances is expressed towards others. 6. Always

Of the eyes that on him gaze. believe that, if the other side were heard, a very different account would be given

GARDENING FOR LADIES. of the matter.

MAKE up your beds early in the morn

ing ; sew buttons on your husbands' shirts; LABOR AN HONOR.

do not rake up any grievances; protect SCHILLER.

the young and tender branches of your Busy hands, by thousands stirring,

family ; plant a smile of good temper in In a cheerful league unite,

your face, and root out all angry feelings, And it is in fiery motion

and expect a good crop of happiness. That all forces come to light. Briskly work, by Freedom guarded,

WAR.
Both the master and the men,

WHITTIER.
Each one in his place rewarded,

How like a fiend may man be made
Scorning every scoffer then.

Plying the foul and monstrous traile
Labor is a decoration,

Whose harvest-field is human life! Work the blessing will command ;

Whose sickle is the reeking sword Kings are honored by their station

Quenching, with reckless hand, in berling Honors us the well-worn hand.

Sparks kindled by the breath of God!

Urging the deathless soul, unshriven
IIEREDITARY WEALTH.

Of open guilt or secret sin, WEALTH inherited should be an incen- Before the bar of that pure heaven, tire to exertion. Instead of that, it is often The holy only enter in ! the title-deed to sloth. The only money that does a man good is that which he “POMPEY, de corn's up !”-“De corn earns himself. A ready-made fortune, up? Why. I only planted it yesterday !"like ready-made clothes, seldom fits the "I know dat, but de hogs got in last night, man who comes into possession.

and guv it a lift."

TIIE HORSE,

HOLD ON, BOYS.
COL. 0. H. SMITH.

IIold on to your tongue when you are In the domestic horse we behold an an- just ready to swear, lie, speak harshly, or imal equally strong and beautiful, endowed say any improper word. Hold on to your

with great docility, and no less fire ; with hand when you are about to strike, pinch, size and endurance joined to sobriety, scratch, steal, or do any disobedient or speed and patience ; clean, companiona- improper act. Hold on to your foot when ble, emulous, even generous ; forbearing, you are on the point of kicking, running yet impetuous ; with faculties susceptible away from duty, or pursuing the path of

Hold on to your of very considerable education, and per- error, shame, or crime. ceptions which catch the spirit of man's temper when you are angry, excited, or intentions, lending his powers with the imposed upon, or others are angry with utmost readiness, and restraining them you. . llold on to your heart when evil with equal willingness ; saddled or in har- associates seek your company, and invite ness, laboring cheerfully ; enjoying the you to join in their games, mirth and revsports of the field, and exulting in the tu- elry. Hold on to your good name at all mult of battle ; used by mankind in the times, for it is more valuable to you than most laudable and necessary operations, gold, high places, or fashionable attire. and often the unconscious instrument of Hold on to your truth, for it will serve you the most sanguinary passions ; applauded, well and do you good through eternity. cherished, then neglected, and ultimately Hold on to your virtue; it is above all abandoned to the keeping of bipeds who price to you in all times and places. Hold often show little superiority of reason, and on to your good character, for it is, and much less of temper.

ever will be, your best wealth.
TO THE EVENING STAR.

TIIE WILD NIORSES.
THOMAS CAMPBELL.

A TRAMPLING troop! I see them come;

In ope vast squadron they advance! STAR that bringest home the bee,

I strove to cry - my lips were dumb. And sett'st the weary laborer free! The steeds rush on in plunging pride, If any star shed peace, 't is thou,

But where are they the reins who guide? That send'st it from above,

A thousand horse, and none to ride! Appearing when heaven's breath and brow With flowing tail and flying mane, Are sweet as hers we love.

Wide nostrils never stretched by painCome to the luxuriant skies,

Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein, Whilst the landscape's odors rise,

And feet that iron never shod, Whilst, far off, lowing herds are heard,

And flanks unscarred by spur or rolAnd songs, when toil is done,

A thousand horse, the wild, the free, From cottages whose smoke unstirred Like waves that follow o'er the sea. Curls yellow in the sun.

On came the troopStar of love's soft interviews,

They stop -- they start — they snuff the air, Parted lovers on thee muse;

Gallop a moment here and there, Their remembrancer in heaven

Approach, retire, wheel round and round, Of thrilling vows thou art,

Then plunging back with sudden hound; Too delicious to be riven,

They snort, they foam, neigh, swerve aside,

And backward to the forest fiy.
By absence, from the heart.
MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS.

OPEN TO OBJECTION.
Four good mothers, says that quaint

Dr. ABERNETHY's prescription to a rich book “The Tip Trumpet,” have given birth patient was, “ Let your servant bring you

three or four pails of water, and put it into to four bad daughters :--Truth has produced Hatred ; Success, Pride ; Security,

a wash-tub; take off your clothes, get into Danger ; and Familiarity, Contempt. And, it, and from head to foot rub yourself well on the contrary, four bad mothers have with it, and you'll recover." –"This adprodnced as many good daughters ; for

vice of yours seems very much like telling Astronomy is the offspring of Astrology : “Well,” said Abernethy, “it is open to

me to wash myself,” said the patient.Chemistry of Alchemy; Freedom of Op. that objection." pression ; Patience of Long-suffering. A GARDEN IN WINTER.

GAIN BY TOIL.
TBENCH.

LONGFELLOW.
WHERE is the garden's beauty now?

THE heights by great men reached and kept The thorn is here ; the rose, O where?

Were not attained by sudden flig;ht; The trees, like giant skeletons,

But they, while their companions slept,
Wave high their fleshless arms and bare,

Were toiling upward in the night.
Or stand like wrestlers stripped and bold,
The strongest winds to battle dare,

A DUTCH REASON.
It seems a thing impossible

“MYNHEER, do you know what for we That earth its glories should repair- call our boy Hans ?” -“I do not, really.” That ever this bleak world again

“Well, I will tell you. Der reason we Should bright and beauteous mantle wear. call our boy Hans is - it is ish name.”

FLOWERS.

PROBLEM M.
MARY HOWITT.
I have a meadow, in the form of a right

I God might have made the earth bring forth angled triangle, containing three acres. Enough for great and small;

mowed a strip two rods in widih around The oak tree and the cedar tree,

it, and found I bad cut just one-half of it. Without a flower at all.

Required the sides of my meadow. Our outward life requires them not

PROBLEM N. Th:n wherefore had they birthi

There is an island 20 miles in circumTo m'nister delight to man,

ference; and three men, A, B, and C, start To beautify the earth ;

from the same point, and travel the same To comfort man, to whisper hope

way about it. A goes 3 miles per hour ; Whene'er his faith is dim;

B, 7 miles per hour; and C, 11 miles per For who so careth for the flowers

hour. In what time will they all be toWill much more care for him ! gether?

PROBLEM O.
KIND WORDS.

A gentleman purchased a span of horses, Dickens, in his Little Dorritt, tells us for which he gave his note of $600 on inthat a kind word “dropped like a heavy terest, at six per cent., tor such a length stone into the well of Clennam's heart, and of time as wil make the interest equal to splashed the water into his eyes.” one, plus the quotient of the principal,

divided by the square root of the sum of THE FARMER'S SONG. the principal and interest. Required the His wants are few, and well supplied

length of time for which the note was By his productive fields;

given. lle craves no luxuries beside,

A RIDDLE.
Sa ve what contentment yields. From a river take a letter, and a number

will appear ;
More pure enjoyment labor gives
Than fame or wealth can bring ;

From this number take two letters, and a

woman will be here. And he is happier who lives A farmer, than a king.

Pray tell what river this can be,

And thus unfold the mystery.
ILL-TEMPERED MEN.
A LADY, speaking of an ill-tempered

POETICAL ENIGMA. man, says, "" He never smiles but he seems I'm a singular creature, pray tell me my ashamed of it."

name; I partake of my countrymen's glory and

fame; ANSWER TO PROBLEM G.

I daily am old, and I daily am new; 2 minutes, or 1-30 of an hour. I am praised, I am blamed, I am false, I

am true ; ANSWER TO PROBLEM H. I'm the talk of the nation while I'm in

my prime, A's age, 7 6-17 years.

But forgotten when once I've outlasted my
B's
6 16 3-17

time.
C's
« 19 2-17

In the morning no Miss is more courted

than I ; ANSWER TO PROBLEM I.

In the evening you see me thrown care. A gained 1 cent 5 mills.

lessly by.

Take warning, ye fair!-- I like you have ANSWER TO PROBLEM K.

my day ;

But, alas ! you like me must grow old and 366 6-7 and 215 5-7.

decay.
ANSWER TO RIDDLE.

BIBLICAL ENIGMA.
Thou-sand.

I am composed of 22 letters. My 2,

22, 20, 18, and 10, was the son of Zerali. ANSWER TO ENIGMA.

My 7, 5, 1, 22, 3, 9, 8, Wils a patriarch.

My 12, 13, 16, 16, 2, was the son of Obed.
Teach the women to save.

My 12, 9, 10, 17, 2, 22, 14, was the son of
Noah. My , 10, 6, was a plain in Pales.

tine. My 15, 5, 2, 11, was the son of Ephan. PROBLEM L.

My whole the names of two of Solomon's

sons. Three men, A, B, and C, agree to dig a ditch for $21.80. A and B calculate that

PIZZLE. they can do four-fifths of the labor; A and C that they can do two-thirds; and B and A man hought 19 apple-trees to set out C that they can do three-fifths. How in his orchard. lle wanted to set them much should cach receive according tosont in 9 rows, with 5 trees in a row. llow the estimates ?

could he do it?

LIST OF STATE AND COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES

In New England, with the Name and Address of the Secretaries, 1861.

MAINE

MASSACHUSETTS. State Board of Ag., S. L. Goodale, Saco. State Board of Ag., Chas. L. Flint, Boston. State Society, E. Holmes, Winthrop. Massachusetts Suciety for the Proniotion Androscoggin, W. R. Wright, Lewiston. of Agriculture, P.C. Brooks, Jr., Boston. Cumberland, John Sawyer, Raymond. Essex, Chas. P. Prestoni, Danvers. East Somerset, William Folsoni, Hartland. Middlesex, J:10. B. Moore, Concord. Franklin, Warren Weekes, Farmington. Middlesex South, Jas. W. BrowII, FramHaticuck, A. M. Gliden, Ellswortis.

inghan). kenneber, D. Cargill, Winthrop.

Middlesex North, Geo. Stevens, Lowell. Lincoln, William S. BrowlI.

Worcester, Juo. B. Washburn, Worcester. North Arvostook, Joel Bean, Presalie Isle. Worcester West, Chas. Brimblecom, Barre North Franklin, J. M. Kempton,

Worcester North, William G. Wymnun, North Kemuebec, J. Percival, Watervlile. Fischburg. North Penobscot, J. S. Patten, Springtield. Worcester South, S. II. IIolbs, Sturt ridge. North Somerset, w.ll. Rilssell, Bingham. Worcrster Suutti East, J. Gev. Metcalf, 1 Oxford, Elliot Smith, Norway.

Meudon. Penobscot and Aroostools Union, L. Rog-Hampshire Franklin and Hampden, II k. I ers, Patten.

Stark weather, Northamptoll. Piscataquis Central, E. B. Averill, Dover. Hampshire, A. P. How, Amherst. Sagadalive, John II. Thompson, Top-ham. Highland, Jona. McElwaini, Middlefielt. Somerset Central, Isaic Dyer, Skowhegan. Tampriel, J. N. Barg, West Spriugfield. Waldo, Timothy Thorndike, Belfast. Tampden East, George Rubinson, Palmer. Washington, William D. Dana, Perry. Franklin, Jas. S. Grenell, Greenfield. Vest Oxforil, G. B. Barrow's, Fryeburg.. Berkslire, Thomas Cult, Pittstiek. West Penobscut, T. P. Batchelier, Ken- lousatovic, Samuel B. Sumner, Great duskeag.

Barriugton. West Sonierset, A. Moore, North Anson. Hoosac Valley, W. W. Gallup, N. Adams.

Nortolk, II. 0. Hildreth, Deuhan.

Bristol, Lemuel T. Talbot, Taunton.
NEW II AMPSHIRE.

Plynuouth, Van R. Swift, Bridgewater. State Society, Aaron Young, Dover. Barnstable, Ş. B. Phinney, Barnstable. Rockingham, William Crawford, Sandown. Nantucket, Jas. M. Bunker, Nantucket. Merrimac, Jonathan E. Lang, Concord.

Martha's Vineyard, J. Pierce, Edgartown. Cheshire, Calvin May, Jr., Keene. Grafton, D. H. Ward, Rumney. Sullivan, D. W. Blodgett, Claremont.

RHODE ISLAND.
Belknap, 0. A. J. Vaughan, Laconia. State Society, W. R. Staples, Providence.
Hillsborough North, J. F. Chase, Deering. Aquidneck, George Brown, Newport.
Hillsborough South, H. A. Daniels, Milford.
Souregan, M. Kimball, Mason Village.

CONNECTICUT.
Connecticut River Valley, Alexander Mc-
Lane. Fairlee, Vt.

State Agricultural Soc., Henry A. Dyer,

Hartford.
VERMONT.

Hartford, F. A. Brown, Hartford.

New Haven, W. Webb, New Haven. State Society, C. Cummings, Brattleboro. New London, H. L. Jewett City. Franklin, Edward A. Towles, St. Albans. Fairfield, John H. Sherwood, Southport. Cbittenden, Jeremiah French, Burlington. Windham, Dr. J. B. Whitcomb, Brooklyn. Addison, I. Cobb, Middlebury.

Litchfield, Wm. Humphrey, Jr., Litchfield. Rutland, Henry Clark, Poultney.

Middlesex, D. Barnes, Middletown. Bennington, Eugene Canfield, Arlington. Tolland, E. E. Marvin, Rockville. Windsor, Lorenzo Kent, Woodstock. Greenwoods, Iliran Perkins, Winsted. Washington, C. J. Gleason, Montpelier. Woodbridge and Bethany, Miuot Augur, Union, Williain S. Kublee, E. Berkshire. Woodbridge. Caledonia, E. C. Redington, St. Johnsbury.

FARMERS' CLUBS In Massachusetts, with the Names of the Secretaries, 1861. Amesbury, Geo. Turner. Greenfield, J. S. Grennell. Shrewsbury, S. A. Cushing. Amherst, 1. A. Marsh. Harvard, T. Bull.

Sulithboro', J. S. Savage. Ashtield, Wm. F. Bassett. !Iingham, T. T. Bouve. Shelburne, D. O. Fisk. Belchertowi, S. W. E. God- Holiiston, Austin G. Fitch. South lladley, H. W. Ju ld. dara.

Hopkinton, William H. Lin- Sterling, Ezra Sawyer. Bernardston, H. W. Cushi- culn.

Stockbridge, M. Wali ! ma!).

Lee, Alexander Hyde. Sunderland. J. M. Smin. Cheshire, S. W. Lincoln. Leominster, James Bennett. Titicut, O. H. Shaw. Chester, J. B. Elder.

Lexington, Il. liolmes. Valley Far. Club, Holyoke, Colerain, II. B Miller. Lunenburg, W. H. Jones. M. L. Smith. NorthampConcord, Joseph Peynolds. Milton, Dr. J. R. Webster. tun, Smith's Ferry. Curtisville, M. s. leath. New Braintree, M. II. Fay. Ware, C. P. Morse. Deertield, B. F. Stebbins. Northboro', Jo. Bartlett. W. Grunwile, G. H. Atkins. Ella:npton, D. W. Lyman. North Ring, G. F. Fiint. West Medway, G. L. Pond Fitchburg, Jabez Fisher. N Stockbridge and Lenox, West Newbury, E. Gardner. Franklin, Waldo Daniels. Charles M. Sears, Lenox. West Springüeld, J. Morgalı. Grafton, J. P. Stowe. N. Wrentham, S. E. Fales. Whately, Jas. M. Crafts. Granville, W. A. Pennell. Princeton, E. E. Hartwell. Worcester, G. A. Barnard.

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TIDE TABLE.
The tides given in the Calendar pages are for the Port of Boston.

The following table contains the difference between the time of high water at Boston and several other places.

When the sign – is prefixed to the hours and minutes, in the table, the time must be subtracted from the Boston time ; and when the sign + is prefixul, the time must be added to the Boston time.

h. m. Albany, +4 12 Charleston, -4 15 New London,

-2 36 Puzzard's, - 350 Frying pan als, 5 00 Newport,

3 50 « Narrayauset, - 3 53 Georgetown Bar,

- 4 30 Norfolk,

- 3 00 St. Mary's, - 200 llarbor, Amelia, - 3 00 Philadelphia,

+ 2 67 Berinula Inlet, - 4 30 Island, Block, - 3 53 Plymouth,

0 00 Cape Aun,

000
Pr. Edward, -1 00 Portland,

-015
Charles,
-3 45
Rhode, -4 45 Port Campbell,

-2 30 0 00 Marblehead,

0 00 Port Jackson,

-3 30 Fear, - 3 30 New Belforil, - 3 53 Providence,

- 3 5 " llenry, 3 50 Newburyport, - 0 15 St. Salvador,

+ 4 15 St. Mary, - 2 30/New Haven, - 1 14 Sandy Ilook, - 4 53

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Ky.

Mo.

Ky:

RANK OF THE STATES BY THE CENSUS. — The following table, giving the rank of the States at each general census, by their comparative populations, is curious and instructive. By drawing a pencil line through the name of a State, in each columu, its relative rise or fall will be strikingly exhibited. Thus, Virginia, which during the first three decades held the first rank, is now the fifth,- having been passed successively by New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and lastly by Illinois. North Carolina, in 1790 the third State, is now the twelfth. Illinois, in 1820 the twenty-first, is now the fourth State in the Union, - having in the last ten years nearly doubled her population, and passed seven other States. Since 1850, six free States have risen above fisteen slave States, while but one slave State (Arkansas) has passed a free State (California). Eight free and four slave States have risen or retained the rank held in 1850 ; eight frce and ten slave States have fallen. The slave States are printed in Italics. Rank. 1790. 1800. 1810. 1820.

1830. 1840. 1850. 1860. 1.... Va. Va. Va. N. Y. N. Y. N. Y. N. Y. N. Y. 2..........Pa. Pa. N. Y. Va. Pa. Pa. Pa. Pa. 3..........N.C. N. Y Pa. Pa. Va. Ohio. Ohio. Ohio. 4.....

Mass. N. C. N.C. N.C. Ohio. Va. Va. 5..........N. Y. Mass. Mass. Ohio. N. c.

Ten.

Ten. Va. 6. .........Md. S. C. S. C.

Ky. Ky. Mass. Ind. 7..........S.C.

Md.

Ку. . Mass. Ten. N. C. Ind. Mass. 8..........Conn. Conn. Md.

S.C.
Mass.

Mass. Ky. 9..........N. J.

Conn. Ten. S. C. Ga. Ga. Ten. 10.. ......N. H.

N. J. Ten. Md. Ga. Ind. N. C. Ky. 11..........Me. N. HI. Ga.

Ga.

Md. Ala. III. Gi. 12..........Vt. Ga. N. J. Me. Me. S. C. Ala. N.C. 13..........Ga. Me. Ohio. N. J. Ind. Me.

Mo.

Ala. 14...... ..ky. Vt

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Me. Conn. N. J. IU. S. C. Miss. 15...... .R. I. Ten. Vt. N. H. Ala. MI. Miss.

Wis. 16. .Del. R. I. N. H. Vt. Conn.

Mo. Me. Mich. .....Ten.

Del. R. I. La. Vt. Miss. Md. Md.
La.
Ind.

N. H. N. J. La. S.C. 19..

Miss. Del. Ala. La. La. N. J. Iowa. 20..

Miss.

R. I. Iul. Conn. Mich. N. J. 21.. ...Ind. Miss. Mo. Vt. Conn.

La. 22..

Mo. Del. Miss. N. H. N. H. Me. 23.. Ill. Mo, R.I. Mich. Vt.

Ter. 21..

Mich. Ill. Del. R. I. Wis. Conn. 25..

Ark.
Fla.
Ark.
Ter.

Ark. 23.. Mich. Mich. Del. Ark.

Cal. 27.

Fla. lowa. N. H. 28..

Iowa. R. I. Vt. 29..

Wis. Cal. R.I. 30.

Miu. Fla. Fla.

Min. Kan. 33..

Del. 34..

Or.

17.

18.

........ Ohio.

....... Ind.

Ark.

... Del.

31.

THE PUBLIC Debt. - The public debt of the United States, Jan. 1, 1861, was $63,709,321.63 ; of which $11,900,461.64 were in the form of treasury notes. This debt has of necessity been largely increased since.

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