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century. But if the house were not picturesque and ideal in itself, it would still be worth climbing up the steep wooden scaur from Whatstand well (“Hot Stannel”), or Cromford, to behold the diversified view of the Derwent Valley which Lea Hurst commands. There is nothing more pictorial in this panoramic shire. Lea Hurst stands on a bold bluff, but higher hills are above and around it. It overlooks a deep and devious valley, where other valleys meet to diverge. Let us stand at the gateway which divides the hall gardens from the belt of green park, a quaint gateway that invites the artist to steal its lichened steps, its moss-grown columns, with their orbs of stone, into his sketch-book. From this Pisgah-like plateau we look around. Behind us to the southeast rises the comb-like mass of Crich Cliff, towercrowned, its limestone bulk now glistening white and anon grey, as Sun and shadow play with the picture. Opposite, rising from the rocky gorge where the Derwent plashes voicefully over its mossy boulders, between steep and hanging banks, the woods of Alderwashey (“Arrerslee”) climb dark and thick to the sky-line. The eye follows this hilly ridge to Cromford and Matlock, with all the beauty of blended wood and water, hall and hamlet, hill and dale, grace of green park and gleam of grey tor, that these names suggest. Closer on hand, and sheltering Lea Hurst from the north, are the mountain hamlets of Lea and Holloway (“Howy”). Not readily does the entranced eye take in the infinite range of this picture, exquisite at all times and in every season. But what lends to Lea Hurst an enchantment that neither architectural harmony nor landscape loveliness can confer is its personal and human interest. The law of association has linked this quaint home and poetic country with the life and labors of one of England’s “uncrowned queens; ” and were the house gaunt and nngainly, and the Scenery wanting in poetic grandeur, Lea Hurst would still be the haunt of pilgrims. As Longfellow, in a prose passage, has expressed it : “Even scenes unlovely in themselves become clothed in beauty when illuminated by the imagination, as faces in themselves not beautiful become So by the expression of thought and feeling.” The genius, and goodness of Miss Florence Nightingale have consecrated Lea Hurst, just as William Shakespeare has consecrated the half-timbered house of his home at Stratford-on-Avon, Wordsworth, Rydal Mount; Burns, his Ayrshire cottage ; Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford; Tom Moore, his retreat at Mayfield; Charles Dickens, Gads Hill; and Charlotte Brontë, that isolated moorland parsonage at Haworth. —Cassell's Family Magazine for December.

WE are to know that we are never without a pilot. When we know not how to steer and dare not hoist a sail, we can drift. The current knows the way though we do not. . . . The ship of heaven guides itself and will not accept a wooden rudder.—Emerson.

REASON in man, instead of rejecting all that is deep and mysterious, cannot be satisfied without mysteries; reason requires truths which are above itSelf, just as the eye delights in looking upon an immense expanse of Sea and sky.

A HELP TO NURSES. N the course of an interesting lecture delivered two weeks ago to the nurses of the Philadelphia Hospital Training School, Professor Abrahamsohn called attention to the fact that there were 180,000 GermanSpeaking people in this city, of whom a large percentage have no knowledge of English, and from whose number the hospital wards are largely recruited. He had no doubt that there were those among the audience who had experienced difficulty in treating such cases from their lack of knowledge of German. The language, he admitted, was a difficult one to thoroughly master, but his intention was to show that the elementary knowledge necessary for the purpose of the nurse could be readily acquired. According to figures published in 1875 by the University of Berlin, there are in the English language 43,000 root words; in the French language, 56,000; in the German language, 82,000. Of this number but a very small percentage is used even by writers and scientific men, while the vocabulary in everyday use is counted not by thousands, but by hundreds. The number of words used by men of good general education is about 900. The uneducated and laboring classes use not over 500. It is this last class that the nurses have mainly to deal with in hospital life. A child of six years uses 100 words, and has but little difficulty in making known his likes and dislikes, his wants and woes. The lecturer proposed to teach 100 words, ten each lesson, which can easily be memorized. At the conclusion of his course he will bring patients before the class and demonstrate how completelv can be obtained the history and symptoms of the case by using only a few words.-The Press.


—John Bright was 74 years old on the 16th inst. He has been taking a somewhat active part in the canvass for the election of members of Parliament, and has made some speeches on the Liberal side.

—After serving a pharmaceutical apprenticeship in New York, three Cuban young women have opened a drug store in Havana.

—The President’s sister, Miss Rose Cleveland, has returned to the White House, after an absence of four months.

—Dr. Ray Palmer prints in the Independent the following extract from a personal letter recently received by him from John G. Whittier: “It is rather the fashion of the worshipers of Art to ignore or condemn a poem which has a moral or devotional aim. A little wickedness and irreverent audacity in a writer seems to many literary judges a thing to be commended. I have no complaint to make of a lack of commendation. I have more than I deserve. But I don’t like to have the praise bestowed only on the unmoral and non-religious pieces.” —The State census of Wisconsin, just completed, shows a total of 1,563,423, divided as follows: White males, 806,342; white females, 748,810; negroes, 5576; Indians, 2695. —The city of Quebec is now lighted by electricity. The motive power is derived from Montmorency Falls, seven miles below the city. —The census of England and Wales records 7,668,000 Women as wage-earners. - —A mastodon’s tooth, twelve inches long and six in diameter, was taken from a gravel pit in St. Catharine's, Ontario, a few days ago.

—Castor beans are extensively grown in the West, particularly in Missouri and Kansas, for commercial purposes. Castor oil is made from them there.

—Vesuvius is again in a state of eruption. The lava is Streaming down the west side of the mountain, and some alarm is expressed.

Information has been received at Wichita Falls, Texas, of very disastrous prairie fires in Indian Territory, especially in the section lying north of Red River Station. The eastern limits of the fire are not known, but it is believed that the fire belt is from forty to sixty miles wide. The loss to cattlemen is placed as high as $400,000.

—The health of the unfortunate Empress Charlotte is rapidly failing. There is no truth in the report that she recently manifested signs of a return to sanity. Her case has always been utterly hopeless, says the London Truth.

—The Coast Survey reports great earthquake waves off the Pacific Ocean at San Francisco, as indicated on the Coast Survey tide gauge. These earthquake waves were noticed on the 19th inst., between 1 and 8 o'clock p. m. They were thirty-five minutes apart, and were as great as those observed during the great upheaval in Java some years since.

—The British Government has decided to send Matthew Arnold to France and Germany to inquire into the System of free schools in those countries.

–During the past year five thousand new books have been added to the Iowa State Library. The State now posSesses one of the three best law libraries collected under State authority in the United States.

– Various lines of telegraph are to be constructed in Corea under the superintendence of Chinese officials. The preliminary surveys have already been commenced between Gensan and Seoul, at several points on the ChineseCorean frontier. The length of the lines actually undertaken is over 400 miles.

—The lumber operators of Maine with one or two exceptions have agreed to employ no man in the woods during the coming winter unless he has recently been vaccinated. Many have posted up notices through the State and eastern part of Canada stating that their men must be vaccinated before they will be employed.


THE war between Servia and Bulgaria has been in progress during the week, and several severe engagements have taken place. The Servian troops who had invaded Bulgaria, and were attempting to capture Sofia, the capital, have been repulsed at the writing of this report.

THE elections for members of the English Parliament began on the 23d. John Bright is a candidate for reelection in Birmingham, and is opposed by Lord Randolph Churchill.

IN ENGLAND, the “Aborigines Protective Society” has issued a letter signed by Herbert Spencer, Cardinal Manning, the Bishop of London, Mr. Forster and others in favor of the avoidance of war with less civilized countries, and urging electors to support candidatos for Parliament who hold the Same view.

MUCH excitement continues in Canada over the execution of Louis Riel. A mass meeting of sympathizers with him in Montreal was attended by 10,000 persons. Other meetings were held at Quebec, and elsewhere.

A DISPATCH from Calcutta, India, on the 23d, says that five thousand persons have been drowned and 150 villages submerged in Orissa by a cyclone, and that 1341 square miles in the Moorabad and Huddea districts have been devastated.

THE relief committee in Galveston, Texas, to relieve necessities caused by the recent fire, had been advised by the close of last week, of total subscriptions to the amount of $104,700. Of this sum $82,600 had been received and about $50,000 distributed.

THE whole adult population of the village of St. Martha, Quebec, voluntarily assembled in their parish church on Saturday and pledged themselves to abstain from alcoholic beverages for one year. The village contains a population of 2000.

SMALL-Pox continues to decrease in Montreal. The deaths last week were 164, against 231 the previous week. It has made its appearance in Charlottetown on Prince Edward's Island, and caused five deaths on the 21st instant.

CoNSIDERABLE subscriptions to the aid of the Zoëlogical Garden, (Philadelphia), have been made, the amount, on the 21st, having reached $8111.

JoHN SHARPLESS, a well-known Friend, (O.), aged 62

years, residing near Chester, Delaware Co., (Pa.), was murdered on his farm on the night of the 22d. He was induced to go to the barn by an unknown colored man, who crushed in his skull and fled.


*** A sub-committee of the yearly meeting's committee will hold a conference in Frankford meeting-house, on First-day afternoon, Twelfth month 6th, at 3 o'clock. All interested in that meeting are invited to be present. H. T. CHILD.

*** On First-day next, 29th inst., at 3 P. M., Friends in an especial manner are invited to attend the religious meeting, at the Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons.

*** More teachers are needed, both on Third-day evenings, and at the First-day school at Friends' Mission, Beach street and Fairmount avenue. Are there not young Friends who are willing thus to aid in this labor of love?

*** Quarterly Meetings in the Twelfth month will occur as follows: 1st. Burlington, Crosswicks, N. J.

5th. Whitewater, Richmond, Ind.

7th. Prairie Grove, Marietta, Iowa.
10th. Salem, Woodbury, N. J,
17th. Haddonfield, Haddonfield, N. J.
24th. Fishing Creek, H. Y. M., Millville, Pa.

*** Conference at Crosswicks.-The yearly meeting's subcommittee to visit Burlington Quarter, expect to be at Crosswicks, and to hold a conference, at 2 o'clock, on the afternoon of Second-day, the 30th inst.; and they will also attend the quarterly meeting on Third-day, the 1st of Twelfth month. After that they may visit all the meetings composing the Quarter—as may be arranged at the Confer€IlC6. ISAAC EYRE.

***The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of Swarthmore College will be held at Friends' Meeting-House, Race and Fifteenth streets, Philadelphia, on Third-day, Twelfth month 1st, 1885, at 1.30 P.M. GEO. W. HANCOCK, Clerk.

***The rules of the Teachers' Library Association of Friends have been so amended that members can take from the library three books at one time, and any periodical on the table except the last two numbers. These last can be kept one month, and there are no fines on books. It is hoped this valuable library will be freely used.

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