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m I a iWen of ami m In tha ara.
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ImI aia tan lhaaoHMl vtotMa cniMnl tn ihff t
And aha am I lUn-lla,n' untuimltnl hoat,
I (Kvuiih mahlnlml hy lairiaxU, and atraal
In all lh fwy of moRnwM lho,i(lil,
It hut an ahn la ih halant. vinho
Afainal thy (raalnna, it a ttjat breushl
Am.l Inanity I al am I, lhat Nanthl '
Naujhl lint lha anlftam of ihy Hfilil dltln.
rtdmc nnrhk, lulh twachad my hnaom loo :
' in ni) aWril doth Ihr afwlt ahlna
l ihinaa ihr aanlfatm m a ilfop of ilaw.
N aujhi ' hat I llva and an hsf't imlom fly,
l-ajat limanl lh atitr ; for in lh
I liar and Uraaih. and da all : aitaiilnt hlih,
I tn lo the thratH of thy illimlly,
I am, 0 IVod ! and aarajy thm, muai I I
1on ait ! difarilnt, piMhvr all thou ait I
Ihrrcl my umVatalandltii; than to thae ,
C.mtrol ta a,ii, vk my oandrrinx heart i
llxmch hut an atom mkfat inwian.il) ,
.Mill I am aonvMhms, fathhimal hy lh) hn.l I
1 hold a mkhlU rani. liit hratn and earth,
On tha laat vnn of mortal hang Maml,
lloar to tha rralmt hrt aniah hata thfir Ullh.
Jilil I ha IvumUrir. of lha iiiit.anl '
Pie i ham of Mac It complMt in ma ;
In ma U mUar'. but fnnlalton Ion,
Andthc naIMapla i.phtt-.dall) !
I can cummaaxl Ihe lichlning, ami am unit '
A nvmarch and a iUvt ; a worm, a eod '
Whanc came I hara , and IwwT ao mara'louily
L.utHructHl andcnncnirdt nalnovnl ihliclol
lj auraly throuf h lomc hlgh anrrn :
I or from uaalf alone il ooaht noi ha
Creator, ja Thy ilom and thy ward
Crtatod m l Thou aonrca of hfa and cro,l
" Mjwit of my pim, and my lorj
ThT fltht, thyloit, in llwtr hriKht plnviiude
t ilVrd ma nh an immortal aoul, In irinc
0r ,S !.)- ofdoath. and U.la (t r
III haatwly fluht beyvoA thx little aphare,
I.vm la ll aourn lo lha lt author thart
O thoushta Inairahk ' 0 riilon. UeM
v. """Rh otlhlai our concaplioni all oTlhrr.
et ahall ihy ihaooTd image fill our hrrait,
Andaaa lit honurt lolhy IVity.
IjMwk thy pmnKt-UinB i,t rl to) '
Main ihv a worU admire, obey, adore
And hea the tongue ii ekaiuant no more,
ITie aoul ahaJI tpeaV in leju-i of gratitude.
Way dov n U)on da Snwanea rlbWr,
Dr"a har my heart ara lurnla' eber,
Dar'a wbar de Ola folia Illy.
Clenr na n binl song, the voice floatod
ia Uirough Uio ojKn, rino-sbnilcHl irin
ilow, where wit Btlith Arorgnn ami her
aunt, Mrs. Hnywnnl, who had just como
from Miwsnchusctis to visit at this com
fbrtabio Western homo.
"Why.IiliUiJ" cxclftimod tho elder
of tho two Indies, " hnvo you a littlo iio
grohero? I thought old Hauunh was
wns all you took Went."
Edith flushed sliglitly, but smiled,
aaying : " Xo, nuntio ; your critical cars
deceived you this time. That was Our
"Indeod I A voico liko that in a whito
child is worthy ot cultivation. Does
she sing any other songs with equal pa
thos?" "I must confoss, anntie," replied
Edith, "that her music is mostly con
ilned to negro melodies, which she has
learned from llauunh, but sho sings
then all with great fervor. Bonlly,
auntie, I hardly know what to do with
Milly. I havu hoped your coming might
help mo out of tho quandary. Since
mamma's death sho has becu under no
control nt all. Papa thinks whatever
sho does is just right, and bo, of course,
permits her to follow her own inclina
tions." Hero tho conversation was interrupted
by tho entrance of Milly herself. Bho
did not look at all liko a "Tom boy,"
for sho was a sweet-faced, demur o little
"Milly," said her sister, "Aunt Hay.
ward thought you woro a littlo darky
when sho hoard you sing." An irresisti
ble smile broko over the pretty face, and
tho red lips parted, revealing two rows
of pearly teeth. Bho hold out two littlo
sunburned hands, saying: "Not quite
so bad as that, nuntio, though I am
tanned 'most black enough, Edith says,
and my head is moat woolly enough."
And sho shook bock her tangled curls.
"IIow would you liko to go back to
Boston with mo and take lessons in sing
ins T" nke4 Mrs, H.ymtrd. Milly
opened her eyes with wide astonish
ment, "Why, auntie, I don't need to learn
losing. I always know how, 1 thought
you heard me."
"You boo how sho is," said Edith.
" Whou she makes up her mind to any
thing there is no changing her. tjlio
tuner storms or acts naughty, liko other
children, but alio will say, with the air
of a sago; 'No, Edith, I must 1 ought
to I' and thorn alio will stay. Papa ssys
she is tnado c tho ssmo inotal as heroes
and martyrs, and I don't know but ho is
Mrs. Tlayward remained in her broth
er's hoiutf from early June until August,
and c cry day Milly grew more and mora
into her heail, till the childlui woman
felt that she inu.t have tho littlo Wt-at-ero
rluMcr to brighten her city home.
Hut Milly was Arm iu her refusal
"I cauuot leave paiMl" she would
say. " He has the lirst claim on mo."
One day lu the summer she had gone
muu distance from homo lo pick ber
rlitc, whm there arose cuui of those ter
rible stonns ao common In somo parts
of the West ; lightning and rain, aooom
aauk4 by a furious wind. While the
family were hi great distrota oer Mil
ly's alatouce, she ouiuo galloping homo
oa pet cow. When questioned, sho
" I ht-tird Itrlndlo's IhiII jual liefurti
Uio slonu iMiun 011, it ml I know the rows
nem nil rfuliiK ilnnn InllinfurW Imlrlnk,
nd Ihrlr rtlli liiids ri(iht Ihrotiih the
Ix'rty miIIi. M I Mailed n iiiluiile or
two, till Ihey etiiiui llling along, mid Hum
Jumped right on llriiulle'n Imok. I knew
by I lie oloiuli Hint wo were going to
Iimoii blow, niul I thought she was so
olg the wind couldn't iv.it ry hor oil', mnl
I inoiiul to hiiir her tight mid lie low, mi
1 wouldn't blow nvmy. And you see I
.ticivedod. My botrloi are all right,
though," she itddml, irnyly. " I hid
them In mi old hollow cottonwood tree,
and I'll go mid got llioni niter the storm
"Werojou not frlghtiuiod?" asked
lllth, ns she helped Milly change tho
"Yen, EtHo, I was," sho answoriHl,
aoberly, " and 1 prnyisl a little prnyer ;
but I didn't forget to cling tight."
At length tho tlino omun for the H01.
Ion niinl to go homo. It was arranged
Hint Edllli should nceonijiany hcrfnther,
as ho drove with his sister tho thirty
miles to tho oily, where sho was to take
tho eastern-bound train. They woro to
remain a tiny in town for tho purpose of
shopping, returning on tho third. As
Mr. .Morgan kisnod his pot daughter good
by ho said playfully: "Now, Pussy,
yon mutt take good cure of things whilo
paps is gone,"
"I will, papa," was the earnest reply.
"T disllko to go away," oontimied her
fnthor. "Everything U very dry and
there have lieen tiros west of us; but
Patrick and Hannah aro faithful and
yon are worth n half dozen any day."
"Don't worry, papn.Vlonr," said Milly,
gyaly. ".Tiint go mid havo a good time.
Wo shnll bo all right."
Tho morning of tho third day was clear
and pleasant, A breeze from tho oppo
site direction during the night hail blow n
away tho smoke, and with it went tho
fear from tho heart of tho poor old
black woman. Pat, too, was in good
spirits, though, in his way, ho had been as
lugubrious nsHaminh. So they all wont
to work willi a good will. Pat was ro
shingling n barn j Hannah was baking;
for sho declared sho must do "heaps of
cookin'" before "Mars' Morgon ami
Muss Edith" should como ; and Milly
was acting as littlo maid of all work to
(ho sable cosk. Sho waahod dishes, but
tored pio plates mid cako-tins, occasion
ally leaving her work to dart into tho
sitting room, to assure horsolf that every
thing was in order for tho liomo-comiug
of her loved ones.
Owlne to rtdo uji in dt chariot
Sooner tn tie mornta.'
she sang. But hark I What was that ?
A cry of torror or distress. Sho llew to
tho door, followed by Hannah. They
saw Patrick crawling toward tho house
on his hands and knees.
" Tho prairie is on lire ho snouted,
adding, immediately : " Howly mother,
bo merciful I for it's helpless I am iu
tirely." Tho prairio was indeod on fire,
though nt somo distance. Pat, from his
perch on tho barn, had spied it, and,
in his hosto to get down and givo tho
alarm, had slipped on the ladder and
fallen to tho ground, severely spraining
"Yon must burn a sthreak, Miss
Milly , and just as quick oa ever yo can,
for tho Are is a-comiu' liko an express
Milly understood bIio had often
heard ot it and already tho matches
and somo bits ot paper woro in her
" Where, Pat? " sho called.
" Out forniust yon wire fence. I'll
dhraw water, and Hnnuah must carry it
till ye, to shpriuklo tho ground this Bide
yer fire." And Patrick dragged him
self painfully to tho well.
Milly did as sho was told and every
thing succeeded bravely. Tho fright
had n wonderful effect on Hannah's
rhcumatio limbs, and sho carried water
on tho doublo quick.
On came tho great firo, nearer and
nearer. Milly could hear tho roaring
and busing of tho flame, tho trampling
and snorting of horses, and tho bellow
ing of cattle, as they raced for life.
At tho right and left of hor tiro they
passed, but tho child scarcely noticed
them. Bho dimly saw, through tho
smoke, several gaunt prairio wolves
dash by; brt Uncoined perfectly natural
and sho had uo thought of fear. Bho
was saving hor home.
With wet blankets sho whipped back
tho tire, when it threatened to como
whero it should not. At last she had
tho satisfaction of seeing so wido a belt
of burnt land between hor homo and the
great firo that sho felt sure they wero
aufo, uud ska) started to beck a refnga
from the blinding smoko in the house
her elforta had saved; but, borno on tho
wind, far up in midair, catno sailing a
blazing mass of straw, and, to Milly's
horror, it fell on the house roof. With
almost superhuman suiftnosa sho ran
toward tho now scenoof danger. Up
tho stain she darted, catching, as sho
run, a broom. From a dormer window
tho climbed out on tho roof, and with
a broom shoved the naming straw
lo tho ground, whero it was quenched
Hannah was by this time at the open
window with water for Milly to pour on
the uowbla7ing roof. Bho caught a pail
and dashed tho contents on the flauuo,
unheeding that her own clothing was on
tiro ; but Hannah saw, and, seizing
bed quilt, she climbed out of the window,
almost as quickly aa Milly heraelf had
doue, ami wrapped it about her pol to
smother tho flame. Hannah had done
her beat, but before the reached her tho
calico droas waa burned literally off, m
ni nearly all her clothing. Tho blaxa
was easily eiUnjjuhihed, but it bad dona
SUPPLEMENT HONOLULU APRIL
With honrl clouded with torror and
fnri.),nliii(ja, Mr. Morgan mid I'Mitti
ilrotn towwd homo that nllornooa over
llin htnckoiiod diwort Hint hud boon so
liontitlful hut two days before, Tho
shndow lifted ns they onimi In night of
Uio oor.y fhrmdioiuiii, nlnndlng snfo in an
oasis of groon,
"Thnnk (hhl I" snld Mr. Morgan, and
IMIth responded "miieiil"
llul when limy reached homo they
found Morrow enthroned nwiiltliiglhoin,
Milly wise, gentle, bravo Milly
burned nlmont past recognition, lay upon
Hit) bod, hnr charred ourln blackening
the pillow, Tho" father mnl slslor saw
I twn too Into for remedies. Milly win
dying I Hha did not appear to sillier,
but lay1 iinconsoloiin, though nt litlcrvnhi
alio murmured littlo suntehon of tho
hymns sho loed host. Suddenly sho
sang, mid hor voice was clesr una strong
lie rharlolt da rharlot I lla nhnela roll In lire.
A long nilciico followed, broken only
by tho labored breathing of tlio lllllo
martyr. Thou sho sang softly and
lining !ow, awrit chariot, erinln' for to-rarry
Tho honrt-hrokou watchers listened to
catch tho remaining words ; but thoy
never woro sung, utiles, it may lie, tho
ilnilii was tlnlshed iu tho upper homo.
Unseen, the mystlo chariot had swung
a itAoit roH a irr:.
No orimo iu Enploiid, saving thai ot
murder, is punished more sovorely or
summarily than U tho marrying of a
young womau against the express wishoa
of licr parents. Those worse crimes are
wholly unknown in that chilly, somber
clime. Tho blood of tha peoplo novor
boili, save with that anger or indigna
tion which Is inseparable from seuso,
and warmth of spirit is a thing called
'uio being by tho will, rather than nn
involiintnry passion making tho wholo
A Lapland courtship is rather n plcan
nnt conception, and ono under which
tho rights of all aro prescrvod, A young
lady ii not forced to look n suitor in tho
eye mid toll him she does not lovo him ;
nor shnll sho bo forced to givo her rea
sons for refusing. Nothing of tho kind.
Tlio parents dt tho ditnihcl, whou hor
hand has boon asked In marriage by ono
whom thoy aro willing to accopt, say to
ono another, "Now, see. If our daugh
ter will have this mnn, wo will accopt
him for n sou. Lot tho caso bo decided,
oven as it was decided when Luloa of
tho Glen turnod in her flight and bowed
tho head to Lapp-Alton. It shall bo
Accordingly, information is given to
the damsol that n suitor has applied for
her baud. Perhaps she knows tho
young man, while it may bo that sho
has novor seen him. Howover, on a
day appointed, tho damsel nnd hor par
onts, with their oliicf frionds, together
with tho suitofand his friends, como to
gether and sit at incut ; tho suitor and
tho object- of his desires being placed
opposite to ono another, so that thoy
can converse freely, and each view the
When tho feast is concluded tho com
pany repair to an open spaoe, whore the
"race for a wifo" is to "bo run. Tho
distance marked oil is generally about
'wo English furlongs or a quarter of a
mile and tlio girl is let out in advance
of tho starting point about tho third of
tho whole distance, so that ii sho bo at
all fleet of foot, and bo desires, she can
easily avoid the suitor ; tor, if ho do
not overtake her beforo sho reaches tha
end of tho race, sho is free, and ho may
uover trouble her again.
Iu this way, it may bo seen, a modest
maiden is spared all perplexity, or pos
sible shamo of refusal. If sho does not
wish tho young man for a husband, tho
has but to keep her back to him, and
make for tho goal, which sho is sure to
reach if bIio wishes ; while, on the other
hand, if tho suitor has pleased her, and
sho will hnto him, sho has only to lag in
liar flight, and allow him to overtake
hor, and, if Bho bo particularly struck
it she would signify to tho lover that his
lovo is rcturuod sho can run a short
distance, then stop and turn, and invite
him with open arms.
The Lapps aro not a moral people, nor
excessively honest, but their marriage
relations are, aa a rule, happy and
Ah Auutlu clergyman mot a promi
nent saloon-keeper, with whose family
ho was acquainted. " How is it that I
novcr see you iu church?" asked tho
pattor. "llocauso I don't go there. If
j 011 reverends don't patronize my saloon,
1 iuu not going to patronize your
churches. It U yourbusines to sot the
gool example ami como first."
"I'm a very sick man," observed tho
tramp, languidly, as ho anchored him
Milf at a restaurant table; " the doctor
lays I must hne ttrungthonlng food.
Give mo something with plenty of iron
In it," Tho wulter shaded the corners
of hU mouth with his hands, and then
bellowed iu stuiitoriau tones: "Ono kyg
of nails I"
Tubhh aro 25,000 people employed ia
cigar-making In Now York city. There
wo 627,000,000 cigars aud 230,000,000
cigarette inanulaottircd there j early.
It Is more by a disregard of small
things than by open and flagrant of
'euaea that men ouaie short of excel.
Tm Albany llcprcti la afraid that u
good many people go lo church tiiuply
for the purpow) ot keeping up a bowing
ucqiuiuUnce with the Almighty,
Ifl TllttlUl II) UK .1 tOlltiy.Vl.tSV.
The amall farmer wltownsto rntrdiTa
Uio dlsiutleis of tho fjolilli, mill wipe
out tho Inst estlge of (ho planting oris
looraoy, botwoon which mid tho people
thorn wns iiIwhh ii Ineli of sympathy,
by keeping his own neron tinder bis own
supervision, mid using hired labor only
ns 11 supplement In IiIh own . In nllll held
lobe the lyplonl ootlon minor,
llul the olmorvi r w ho onres to look be
neath tho sutfneo will 1ttot signs of a
interne current, n will discover that
tlioro Is beyond question a sure though
gradual robmielilng of tlio .mull farms
lino inrgo estates, mid n londeiioy toward
the ro-oBtnbllnhmonl of 11 laud holding
oligarchy. Hero mid tlioro through all
Hie Cotton Hlnlei, nnd nlmont in overy
county, are renppearing the planter
princes of the old limo, still lords of
ncros, though m,i f hIuvoa. There is In
Mississippi one plnnler who raises mum.
ally 12,000 bnles of coltt.ji on twelvo
eoiinolldnteil pliiiilntloiiH, aggregating,
perhaps, fiO.OOO ncros. Tim Cnpohenrt
oslote, 011 Albiimnrlo Bound, originally
of several thousand acres, had t?T2,000
worth or laud added last year. In tho
Mississippi valley, whore, moro than
anywhere else, Is preserved tho distinct
ive cotton plantation, this reabsorbing of
separate farms into one ownership is go
ing on rapidly. Mr. P. a Alorohead,
nn authority on thorni lauds, says Unit
not ono-third of them nro owned by tho
men who hold them at tho closo of tho
war, nod thoy nro pasting, olio nfter tho
other, into tho hands of tho commission
merchants. It is doubtful if there is a
neighborhood iu all tho South in which
casual inquiry will not bring to the
front from ten to a dozen men who have
added fnrm nfter fnrm to their posses
sions for tho pnst soverol years, and now
own from six to twenty places. It must
not bo supposed that Hicho farms nro
hunched together uud run after the old
plantation stylo. On tho contrary, tnoy
are cut into even smaller farms, and
rented to small croppers. Tho question
involved Ih not whether or not tho old
plantation method will bo revived. It
is tho much moro Furious: prohlom as. to
whether tho hind divided forever into
small farniB shall bo owned by tho many
or by tho few, wholhcr wo shall havo in
the South a peasantry liko that o
France, or 11 tonniiiry liko thatof Ire
laud. Henry II'. Grady, In Jfarper'a
Nobody knows whoro tho potato camo
from originolly. It has been found, ap
parenUy indigenous, in many parts of
the, world. Mr. Darwin, for instance,
found it wild In tho Chonos archipelago.
Sir W. J. Ilookor soya that it is com
mon at Valparaiso, whero it grows
abundantly on tho sandy hills near tho
sea. In Peru, and other parts of South
America, it appears to be at homo, and
it is o noteworthy fact that Mr. Darwin
should havo noted it both in the humid
forests of tho Chonos archipelago and
among tho central Chilian mountains,
wheio sometimes rain does not fall for
six months at n stretch. It was to tho
colonists whom 8ir Walter Raleigh sent
out iu Elizabeth's reign that England is
indebted for potatoes. Herriot, who
come out with these colonists, and who
wrote on account of his travels, makes
what may, perhaps, be regarded aa tho
earliest mention of this vegetable.
In 1830, only fifty years ago, not a
single, locomotive eugino had been built
iu America. Tho first two used in this
country woro brought from England In
that year. Soon afterward wo began to
build a few, as an experiment, bnt made
slow progress. Tho number in use in
this country Jan. 1, 1870, was 16,445,
valued at 8101,450,000. The number of
cars iu uso, including palace and freight
cars, was 498,000, which would cost, at
a low estimate, 8600,000,000, tho valuo
of locomotives and cars together being
Tuere is a peculiar religious sect in
Russia which is characterized by -rare
purity of doclriuo aud practice, endeav
oring to live iu the closest possible con
formity wiUi tho letter of tho scriptures.
No member is permitted to possess any
property boyoud tho frugal needs of ex
istence. Purity mid chastity aro among
the first requirements. It Hiiflleieutly
describes tho brutal character of tho
surrouuding population to bay that Ihe
followers of this sect havo been subject
ed to much Buffering and persecution
Adukiib rigidly and mulovintingly to
truth; bnt, while you express what Is
truo, express It in it pleasing mnnner.
Truth Is the picture, tha manner is tho
frame that displuys it to advantage.
Thosb passionate persons who carry
their hearts iu their mouths are rather
to lie pitied than feared, their threuteu
iiigt serving no other purpose thau to
forearm him that is threatened.
Lin it divided iuto threo terms that
which was, which ia nnd which will lie.
Let ua learn by the pant lo protlt by tho
present, aud from tho prescut to liiu
better for the future.
Puilaiikm'IIU and New York aro con
nected by inoVo telegraph wire than any
other two elites in 1110 worm, mo uuru
br being 110.
AwiTcu U the symbol ot inodeety,
foritulwu) keeps its hands before it.
ftapruinu fuaihur bands are baalnar
lilt good elect to outliue Urge bU.
A IIUIH) IlKADKII.
The following Interesting article
how to mod well was wrllh-n hy Join
H. Hurt. It will rnpnyararnful perusal
There Is ono nocomplinhiuimt In pay
lleulnr wliloh I would earnestly roeoin
iiimnl hi you. OiiUlvitln umIiIiioiinI;
Ihu ability to read well, I stop to pur.
tloiilnrlzu this, because It In no very
much neglected, mid bocniino it Is no
elegant, charming mid lady-llke an no
oompllMinimil. Where one person In
renlly Interested hy iiiuslo, twenty are
pleased by good reading. Whero one
person ti rapabln of becoming a skillful
muslolnii, twenty may become good
renders. Where them U nu ..,.!,,
rtultahlo for tho oierelso of inimical
talent, tlioro nro twenty for that of gixnl
The nultiiro of the tolco nocesssry for
reading wsll gives a delightful chsrm to
tho same voloo In conversation, (loot!
reading Is tho natural oxponnnt and vo
hlelo of all good things. It Is the most
olTootlve of all ooinmoiiturios upon tho
works of genius. II nooms to bring
dead authors to lire na;alii, and makos us
sit down familiarly with tlio groat aud
good of all ages.
Did you over nollco what llfo nnd
power the Holy Scripture has when
well read? Havo you over heard tho
Wonderful effect produced by Elizabeth
Vrj on tho criminals of Nowiraln bv
simply reading lo them tho parable of
mo t'roillgat Bon ? Princes and poors of
tho roalm, it is said, counted it a tirivi.
ligo to stand in the dismal corridorn,
among felons and murderers, uinrnlv tn
hharo with thorn Uio privilege of wit
nosulng tho marvelous pathos which
genius, taste nnd culture could infimn
into that simple story.
What a fosoinntlon tlioro is In ronllv
good reading I What a owor it gives
ono I In tho hospital, in the nlmml.nr
of tho Invalid, in the nursery, in tho
domestio aud in tho social circlo, among
chosen frionds and companions, how it
enables you to minister to tho amuso
ment, tho comfort, tho pleasure of dear
ones, on no othor accomplishment can.
No instrument of man's dovising can
reach tho heart as docs that most won
derful instrument, tho human voico. It
Is God's special gift and endowment to
His choson creatures. Fold it not away
iu h napkin.
If you would double tho value of nil
your othor acquisitions, if you would
odd immeasurably to your cniovmort
mid to your power of promoting tho on-
Joymcnt 01 othors, eultivnto with in
cessant caro this divino trif t. No mimin
lielow the skies is equal to that of pure,
silvory speech from tho lips of a man or
Woman ot high oulture.
tub av.vxr hidk or death.
Tako tho sunny tide of death. Soonor
or later it must como to all. and nt (l.n
latest it is only a few swiftlv-tiiuDiitiir
days distant. Kings aad potentates
birvo no refuge from tho summons of tlio
ilread messengor. Death is tho great
leveler of man, and dust to dust tho
heritage of all. Why, then, should wo
hhriuk from its contemplation? Why
banish it from our thoughte with ashnd
diT? It is not rational to permit death
to shadow our lives ; nor is it rational
to turn iu terror from what must as
turoly come as to-morrow's sun. Those
who ore suddenly chilled day after day
by the thoughts of doath either shadow
their lives by misdeeds, or reject tho
philosophy that should mako every well
orderod life wait serenely for its end.
Tho rational appri luion of the up
right man is, not tut he mar fall t
r-oon in tho race, but that ho may linger
loo long, and outlivo overrthinor but
hope. liaplltt Weekly.
" Who wrote the Book of James, in thn
New Testament ?" asked a Sunday-school
teaclier in a Missouri villaco : and a litlla
fellow at the foot of tho class shouted :
" Tho Jamca boys I"
A Texas lumberman says it will take
1,000,000,000 feet of lumber, in ties
aloiio, to finish builaing the railroads
now projooted in that State.
Dn. M auch says the best cure for hys
terics is to discharge tho servant girl,
in his opinion there ia nothing like
brisk oxereiso and useful occupation to
keep tho nervous system from becoming
uuatrung. Borne womeu think thoy
want a physician, he says, when they
only ucod a scrubbing brush.
In the regular army ot Venezuela
there aro 00,000 QeneraU and about
00,000 raou. That U to say, one General
to I wo men. Iu a general way tint army
is not unlike our navy.
a tkaouku asked the definition of the
word "riot." "It meant." aaid a 12-
year-old lad, " a free fight in which any
or') can Uku part without paying a.
ClIiCAOO claims to be the onlv citr in
U. world whose health department au
pTTisee tha erection of every houuM
i7 n wiimn we cuy iiuuva.
Tunis it a gentleman iu Ht. Landry
parish, Louisiana, who has been married
mtt-uu years, aud durlug that time hit
wife has given biith to aixUon chil
dren, An Englishman who haa spent 000.
alderahle time in Siberia ttates that
pears at, very abundant, end that the
tree grown there aro never injured by
blight. Home of those healthy petu
troa's aro much wanted in this country.
a. 111 11
In aoau respect tho geatltr mi ta
euri'itta aa. Mo eua, 1st
IfO T MAKK TKJ.
Hard water makes tho most delictum
, as ll lIlMolviyt lens of i,i tnilliili ami
fivoa Dm cup n moro ilolleutn lit, ,r
toil oven with hard water Ilium In
"Ido dirTereiico between wells located
nr-ar togiilher. Hut glrun Hk .nine
quality r,f water, ami 11 di!l'iroiii;o In tlio
tislilpiiliillon will iiiiikn to a netisltivn
Main 11 total olniiigo In the oharnolor of
Thorn Is not ono oily hm-keltlo out of
100 that In lis printout condition Is III to
boll water fur 11 cup of ton. I;t our
reader go homo lo-iilghl ami Inspect his
own oiilllt, nml liu Mill verify our statu,
mont. lie will find tlio Interior of his
kettle Incriisliul with tlm mii,.riil .In.
Hnlw extracted from thn water boiled
In ll from morning until night m each
succeeding day. As I ho water Is
"clean," the cook but emptier! and fllli
tlm kottlo, timer thinking of tlm grow
ing crust thai must now ho ncraHMl oil"
If tho kettle Is to bo cleaned. Water
that has stood nflor boiling will not
mako 11 good cup of ten, nnd yet how
often tho tired Inboror, mochntilc, mer
chant, doctor or lawyer has Iriixl lo so
laco himself with n beverage mado from
walor containing tho debris of that
which has stood nil day on tho rangn,
being only lllloil ns often as any addition
was needed. Tako a clean kottlo novor
used for anything else, fill it with fresh
water, Iho harder tho hotter, Imll quick
ly over n vory hot fire, nnd pour as soon
ss it boils upon tho tea Icnvos fresh
from tho conlstcr. Lot It stond four or
five minutes, and thou drink.
How to spoil tea : If tho ilrst experi
ment docs not mako 1111 infusion strong
enough, or if tho pot Ih partly empty
and more is uecdod, do not put any
fresh tea into the teapot, for it will auro
ly bo wasted. Toa water will not dis
solve tho thoiuo from tho dry leaves of
frenh tea; only puro, fresh walor will do
that. Tho addition of tea to tho noarly
empty teapot will increase tho color.
bnt it will not mako tea tiercoptibly
strongor in its exhilarating quality.
Any ono may try tho oxperimont. Put
a tablo-spoonfnl of tea into a quart of
water and let it stand Ave minutes, or
boil it if desired. Thon add two moro
spoonfuls of tea leaves to tho samo de
coction. The color will bo increased,
but tho tea will bo littlo stronger in tho
activo principlo so much desired. Whon
moro liquid or a stronger infusion is de
sired, put tho additional tea in a cup
and pour fresh water on it ; after it .has
stood a fow minutes, It may thon bo put
in the pot to good advantago. Chrit
ttan at Work.
TUB ItEVTOH OOT SICK. ETC.
An extraordinary story was told by
tho Rov. A. Langdon at tho Exeter
Diocesan Confereuce. Tho rector of a
living worth 1,000 a year was very ill,
and, as ho was assured ho would not
livo forty-oight hours, ho was anxious
to arrange his wordily affairs.; A lawyer
was summoned, and there was discov
ered u client anxious to get hold of tho
adyowsou and next presentation to tho
,iving. This client, being informed that
tho reotor could not livo forty-eight
hours longer, uirrood to civo 10.000 fai
ths noxt presentation. No soonor were
zaattors sotllod than the sick man felt a
great weight lifted from his breast, and
,10 at once had a jrreat desire for ehtVtnn
broth, mutton chops and so n. nn,l
tyradually gotwoll. livincr for twontv.flvn
years in tho onjoymont of his benefice.
auo uonorauio courso would have been
or tho rector to havo retired on cretin,,
yell, and to havo allowed tho purchasor
to ot once mako tho noxt presentation,
7int ho could not do this It would havn
bsen simony Manchester Eng.) x-
jiurisa HIM TIME.
Tho late Hoiaco Greeley possessed a
fine common-scn.io when enmiL'nd in
journalistic and political work. But
wliou ueset ny tlio impecunious who de
lired to borrow small or larea sums nf
money, he exhibited nn almost infantile
iimpiicuy. .ur. uougaoii, who was a
member of tho Tribune stuff, savs that
many of his mistaken charities were due
10 an impatience 01 interruption, iie
tried to cloister himself uo. but all sorts
of pooplo, with tho greatest variety of
bees in their boiiuut, would forco them
selves into his presence.
On ono occasion a widow, for so her
weeds proclaimed, wanted to do some
thing for sowing-girls. She interviewed
Mr, Greeley iu his editorial " den," and
begged for pecuniary assistauoe.
Ho. beinir un to liirf uvea in wnrlr Inlil
, 0 -,- - -j . . , ...
her, again and uguiu, to go away, and
kopt on writing, Hlie, however, kept
on lalkintr. belnir ono of tho sort whn,a
continual dropping weareth away tho most
rocky ol refusals.
At last, in sheer desperation, tha irri
tated editor rushed to tha speakiiig-tulie
couneoted with the counting-room, and
bawled through it in tho mcut querulous
of tones, "B , forhcayan'a bake, teud
me up fil"
The money came up, and Mr. Gree
ley, putting it Into her handi, discourag
ing her voluble thanksgiving, half thrust
her out ot th room. Going back to his
desk, he resumed work with a tmile,
which said he had purchased hit lima,
though ho did pay a good price for it,
A NEwtrArica cauvattiug tgant, being
told by an old lady that It waa no uto to
tubsoribe for papers now, as Mother
Bhipton aaid thn world wat coming to
an end this year, s.dd: "But wout
70a want to rrad an account ot tha
whole affair, a aoou at it comes off V'
"That I will," answered the old lady,
and all ttbortbl.
Thk true gentleman is one who vaunt
blnself upon uothing.
iikii r.iri: 1.1 uiiE.n iihitaix.
A funny story f. K,K U, mniU D.
InttrallTiKif tlio rcd.tniHi lley obtain,
lug III military clrelia. Ji u moIi nn
nm-iiliilii its would have dnllglitod )y
Olmilos Oiukimn, mid nemi tii remind
lis Hint his neeoniit of thn aircmnlooit.
Hon 0DI00, with Its " how-noUo-ilo-H"
luetics, was not so iivonlrnwn nfUtr all,
A Ktlnril-ifMiiii clock nt Alilnmhol mid.
.hilly look It (11(0 Us head lo ship lick
lug, mid n ivipilnltion for Its repair wits
"'nt lo the Imrriiokinnntur, who panned
It on hi tho ordnance storekeeper, from
whom It wont, Ilrst to the Qnnrleriiiiis
tor General, mid then to the Goiieral com.
mnmllng, who forwarded lo tlio'llorto
(luarild, whence It was relegated to tlm
War Ofllco, whoro, nfter Iwo or three
weeks' delay, the required repairs wero
milhorlzoil, llul 1,,oro this decision
wot convoyed to tlm cmnp a question
nroso ns to under what vote tho oxjienso
estimated under 62 wits to bo
charged, each department Miltlvoly do
cllnlng to bo ronpousllilu for the amount.
The question wnt finally referred to tlio
Treasury, involving mi Iinjiortnnt con
stitutional principle mid, after a further
delay of three month, It was nettled
that tho IJarrack Department should
bofir Uio expenso. Jlut this woo not
im end ot the nll-lmiiortnnt rjuenlion.
The corresjioniloneo was transferred
to Ahlorshot, and, alter a fow wiwlta
11 requisition for tronsjiort waa addressed
lo tho commanding officer of iho mill,
tary Iraln, who tout n four-horso amrnii
nillon wagon, under tho escort of a
Bcrfjcant and eight oldtorH, lo fotch tho
clook, which, however, it turned out,
had been removed, soon nfter tho orig
inal requisition hail been sent in, by
homo modelling ignornmus totally devoid
of appreciation for official routine. Tho
corrciondonco over this precious clock
had lasted olght months, aud it is calcu
lated that tho tiostage stamps and sta
tionery, etc., alone used over the affair
would havo paid for ten now clocks
while, reckoning tho timo of tho officials
employed over tho matter as worth their
usual rato of pay, It would havo been a
saving to the country had tlio Aldersbot
authorities orcctcd a clock factory on
purposo to repair tlio offending timo
picce. All this reads liko ono of Mnrk
Twain's exuberant bursts of fancy, or a
loaf out of ono of Charles Dickens' nor
ols, highly exaggerated, but it is all
sober fact, and such idiotic performances
on tho part of grown men may well make
Englishmen wondor how the British
military organization would stand Iho
sudden strain put upon it by a foreign
invasion. Already tho bittcrly-learned
lessons of the Crimea Beom in danger of
being forgotten. landon letter.
A rOETIO HECO.VOIf.TATlOy.
Some Umo ago u man camo into a
Baltimore lawyer's ofilce in a state of
great excitement, and asked him to com
mence proceedings for a divorce. Mr.
Dobbin hoard him through, and then
said, "I think I havo something that
will exactly suit your case. Bit still and
I will read it to you."
The man remained seated, all ear
supposing hewas to listen to Blackstono
or Kent, whou Mr. Dobbin began to
read "Betsoy and I aro Out." By tho
time ho had ended tho man's eyes woro
full of tears.
"I believe I will go homo," ho said.
And ho and his wifo hae lived happily
over Bince. "Editor's Drawer," In
VOLUBILITY AJfD ILLEGIBILITY,
Tho florid school of oratory never had
a more brilliant representative tlian Ru
fus Choato. There were, however, two
classes in tho community who did not
admire Mr. Choato as an orator the re
lKirtcrs and tho compositors. No matter
how expert a phonographer a rejxirter
might be, his uimblo pencil could not
keep pace with tho velocity of Mr.
Quoting from "Othello," ho once in
Funeuil Hall used tho words "Olagol
the pity of it, logo I " Judge of the ora
tor's surprise and tho city's bewilder
mont, when thoy read in the next morn,
iug's paper, " Oh, I argno I the pily of
it, I argue I " And yet the best phon
ographer in Boston reported that speech.
It is said that a Scotch printer left on
Edinburgh ofllco bocuuso ho waa baffled
by Carlyle'a tnauuscript, the most flleg
ible ot handwriting. Going to London,
ho found employment at a printer's.
The first "copy" put iuto his lianda
was a manuscript ot Carlylo's.
"What I" ho exclalmod, "have you
got that man in London, loo?" and,
m Izing hia hat and coat, rushed into the
Nit a few Boston compositors have
fill a similar impulse, aa the foreman
h.unded them a "tako" ot Mr. Choute'a
manuscript. Its marvelous illegibility
once defied Uie deciphering power of an
entire newspapsr cor.
On a certain occasion Mr, Choato was
expected to deliver a great speech. Pub
llo expectation wat at ferar bout.
Knowing the failure of phouographen
to report the rapid orator eorrecUy, Uie
editor of a Boston journal made arrange
ments with Mr. Choato to print the
poech from hi manuscript, and an
nouueed tho fact.
The speech wo delivered and the
manuscript sent immctliately to the txli
tor. But not a man iu tha editorial
room nor one of the printers could mako
bead or tail of the manuscript, and the
xciteU publio read in the next morning's
paper an announcement of the inability,
and that Mr. Ohoate't c!rk were busy
la making e legible copy ot the iptech
lor the press.
Ir you with to look toollth try to look
IVsiioe) had nnrer firm inner Ix-eit
so near aillrpntlon, "Tha i-oiln," at
tlm historian Mnrlln Mpreeaon t, "wur
no longer bathed In llmlr tweat, bill
Knmiiil In tholr ,lwl, dobasml Imlo
IU binl of thn rit, nmoiig whlcJi
Umy wander, jMiilo-ttrlr-kn,,, niitllaU-.i,
In qiiealof nu asylum In lliawililamaat,"
riila fervent nnd sympathetic girl cnmi
l length lo tr.r tlm ilnsoUtlon of hei
eoilMrn her own vlllnun whs laid van. I..
ami pliMilnrtMl by a marauding lrriil.
I'nim rlilldlioo.! aha had Iwwi familiar
with tlm legem!, " Trance, lost through,
maid, shall hy n maid bo snrod."
The utory of bar mphiitii at eourt, In.
mp, in ll, Hi,i( , fnmiliar lo sit tho
rld. A Hi. Miasm vulgar flotlont ob.
"euro nm .lrni!,, )( iMmllnl truth.
What this tuilHiiglit Kr did for hsr
notirilry wm alinply thin Hho liretight
to Iir iijkiii Him armies of I'ruiica tlm
nllmweo of whsl our own Wralern
urwKjIior wutild call a "jxiwerfnl re.
ival of rellirloii," Prom Iwids of rook.
! and iliaaomtn iuinrira she mode
'Ymcli MMirn ordsfly, deeeiit, moral
mi! ilnvmil. Hoim revival. Hh ,,.
'he King believe in himself; a),e mailo
Iho ootirt blivo iu Hm csnae, Mnn of
(itli saw In her tlm expected tlrgln
nvlor; men of iindenitnmling imrnalrcil
ho iidvsiitngo to their tilde of having
hr thus regard.sl. Sim mny, too (nn
I'ltiio of hr warrior romrndes testified
.ll Intar yearn), have really iiostwaivl
nmio military talent, as well ss martial
irdor and fiispirntiori. Thoy said of her
llint she had giK jtidirmcnt In tiloolnrr
rtlllery, Later in her short piiblla ca
'W l'o showed herself rostle, rauli
micontrollnblo ; slin mado mistaken ( she
InciirrcddisatterH. Hut formnnymonlhs
iluriiia; which I'rnnoii regalnod a pjaco
nmoiig tho jiowors of Kuropo, sha was
glorious presence in tho array a war
rior virgin, In brilliant atllro, splendid
ly equipped, superbly mounted, nobly
attended ; a lender whom all ryes fol
lowed with confiding admiration, at ono
wno nail icoii their deliverer, and was
illll their chief. Tim JowlincM ot her
origin was an element in her jniwcr over
n peoplo who worshiHd every hour a
iavior who was cradled in a manger.
Wo can dill rend over tho door of an an
cient fun nt Itheims, the Mnlson Bongo,
this incriplion : "In tho year 1420, at
tho ooronntion of Clmrlc VII., In this
tavern, then called tho Zebra, tho father
and mother of Jcnrino Dare lodged, at
tlio expense of tho City Council."
Her career could not but bo brief.
When sho left homo to deliver her coun
try, sho had lived, ncojrdinrr lo tlioinn.t
recent French authorities, seventeen
years and two months. 1'iftcen months
later, May Hi, 1 130, after a series of im
portant victories followed by minor de
feats, alio was taken prisoner under the
walls of Compiegne, which she was at
tempting to reliove. French troops,
fighting on the side of the English,
captured her aud held her prisonr.
French priests, in the motrojiolitan
.'hurch of Notre Damo, at Paris, oelo
urated her capture by a "T Deum."
It is doubtful if her own King lamented
her loss ; for this devoted, deluded girl
oclongcd to Uie order of mortals whom
Uie irowcrs of this world ofton find it as
convenient to bo rid of as to use. It f
probable that sho had oxpended her
power to bo of service and had become
unmanogeable. Small, needless fail
ures, chargeable to her own rash fmnt-
uosily, had lessened hor prestige. For
tho fair aud wanton Agnes Sorrel the
idle King of Franco would have at
tempted much ; but he mado no nerions
effort to ransom or to rescue tho nulil to
whom ho owed his crown and kingdom.
-James rarton, in Harper's Magazine.
HESsiiiLE J i:rs.
Probably women have been better
treated on the whole by tho Jews than
by any other people. Polygamy, it is
truo, was permitted in the early ogee,
and was not considered a violation of re
ligious law in tho patriarchal dayt, and
oven as lately as tho year 1000 after
Christ, ot a synod hold at Worms, wa
havo evidence that it wan usual, aa Rab
bi Gierson found it necessary formally
to prohibit tho practice. In spito of thie,
the condition of Jewish women waa
superior to that of any pagan or
Mohammedan nation. Thoy wero never
treated as wholly Inferior, thoy were
nevor shut up In prison-like edifices, nor
compelled to cover their face in the
prcsenoe of men as being their superi
ors ; wo rind ot them as walking about
tho streets, field and lanes, without any
reproach, and of their readily convers
ing with strangers. They wero alway
present at publio ceremonial, rejoicing
and festivities, and from tho days of Mi
riam downward encouraged Uie "people
by their songs ot exultation, and, aa we
remember, enlivened tho long march ot
tho Israelites by their dancing and ting
ing. Tlio Hebrew wifo waa the compan
ion and oiteu guiuo of tier hutband,
rathor than Ids toy, aud Jewish wotuea
were admitted to tho highest post of
honor and dignity were even roaJi
Judges iu Uio land.
Thkkx U a dentist up-town who adver
tise that he can make a set ot teeth for
a person lu ten minutes. Double set
aro act ou hinges, and if thoy do not
luippeu to fit the owner, all ho ha to do
is to grab them and chew his food in hi
hands, which la not only a novel inven
tion, but ono that is very saving on the
Ha was an tntiro stranger to the gtrU
present, and the Ixy went mean atvl
would not introduce hhn. lie Anally,,
plucked z? courage, and, stepping oca'
to a young lady, requestM the pleaMM
of her company for the next dance. Ma
loolonl at him In lurpriae, ami laforBaat
him aha had cot tho pleasure ot hit a.
quaintance. " Well," remarked Osatav
noria, " you don't take any xoontc
than I do,"
I'BOirkuiTr U a moro retlued and
vro teat ot character than lul varsity, a
im hour ot inuiwer sunshine liitabiatu
greater corruption tain Uui
It U a great art to kaep'ynitmH
(ruled and happy, and it we,ntn
great heart to wake oUmn m M
: v jr&jii .ia-