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,uu u uuuipuer
Tho Uffht In the Window.
I'll l-..,. il.o 1I..1.1 I ..
. - l' "sui uuiiung in me win-
uw iui you unm yen como back," said
wj m-, us sub went lo tho dogr with lier
"-'I"""- ti a i mo light you'll have,
l think, for there a a storm vomino- up
una tho moon's gone nl ready. You'd bet-'
ter stay at home. Will."
And he looked anxiotislv into. i..- ....
band's face, for sho knew that there was
u ivuiiiauon in me inn mat ho found it
hard to resist, and it was hard to tell what
might happen in sonio of those wild nio-
us wmeu iouoweu bis drinkmcr bouts
Jut now, solier and s'cady. ho turned
...... kwkuu ,mo ncr eyes with the old
smilo that had won her heart.
"I'll be back soon, Katie," ho said
" 1 11 remember you and the light."
And then he kissed her, and sho listened
to his linn slop going down tho road until
it died away in 1 lie distance.
Then with tho hopo that always hides
loving woman's heart, she
-sat at her tewing, building pretty castles
in the air. J
William was to leave off drink entirely
and they were to prosper as their h-.ii
never done bere; the farm would flour
ish; the home grow pretty under her
They would put by a penny for a ruinv
day, and when they were old. Will and
sho would bo a nieo, oozy, ehurcli-o-oin
old couple, with their children and grand"
children about them.
Other children would come, thouo-h
Uinir only little ono lay in the church
yard, and then a tear fell upon the work
tho mother held in her hands.
It was once when Will had taken too
much that ho would dandle tho child, and
let it fall and hurt it.
Sho knew ho had killed it, though he
loved it as much in sho did; he never
guessed it, and he never should know.
l'oor William! ho had only ono fault,
and that oh, yes, he would rid himself of
lhat, and all would be well.
So she stitched and thought and thought
and slilched, until the candle, sinking" in
Us socket, warned her how time had down,
and, turning to tho clock, she saw that it
was three hours since William had left her.
Saddened, but not terrified as yet, the
W'fo set a new candle in the socket, and
hound back the curtain, that none of tho
light might be lost from tho road.
Then sho folded her work and sat wait
ing and wntching.
Alas! sho watched the night awav,
William never came at all.
Ho had boon in good company at the
inn, ami he had been urged lo drink until
his senses left him, and when dawn broke,
was staggering arm in arm with another
as senseless as himself, amongst the docks
and wharves of tho seaside town which
was the nearest to his homo,
How it happened he never knew any
i i J
morn than how it was that he let his babv
r..n i ... i. i. . i .i . , , . . - .s
an, out, ue nati siiippeu unused tor a sail
or for a year's voyage, and when ho eanie
suilieienily lo himself to remember home
and Katie, ho was out at sea, and to those
about him the talo was nothing but a joke
Ho wrote to Katie a penitent letter, end
ing with a vow to return to her a sober
man ; but she never got it.
remaps it was lost, as a hitter is now
and then. However it was, it never glad
dened the poor wife's aching heart
All she knew was that her husband had
disappeared where, no ono knew; why
no one guessed.
The other men at the inn were not more
sober than he, and tho man who served
them had his hands full.
That he was drowned seemed to bo tho
popular belief, for the water was very
near, and drunken men had walked into it
before. But at last a word fell on Katie's
car that gave her ono straw to hold by.
The miller, who had been at his work
w hen ho might, had been at the mill that
Men had passed his gato, and ho " be
lieved ho heard Midler's voice."
" And 1 saw ono of 'em, Mrs. Mullcr,"
he said, "and ho was a sailor with ono
of Iheui wide collars turned down. lie
was a sailor, and they were going to the
Then Katie began lo hope. She had
heard of men thus carried off to soa on
long voyages. Not every man desired to
bo a sailor, and crows wore sometimes
" William will como back," sho said;
and tit night, when clouds overcast the
sky, she put her candle, in tho window as
.she had on the night ho left her with a
kiss. If he ever came he should know shu
had waited for him.
She found some work to du sewing, at
which she could earn her bread, and peo
ple were kind (o her, and she owned the
little cottage and its acre of ground.
There was. no danger of starving, at
least her body was in no danger, but her
heart her aching, arxious heart how
hungry that was! Of all Iho world she
oved but ono being. Her kindred were
a'.l dead. Her babe, lay under tho willows,
wilhin the white palings of the church
yard. She had no love lor gossip or tea
thinkings, no htait for talking things
over. Iler hopes were blighted, her heart
was ciurhcri. . . .,
Tho long days were full of miserable
fears; the" long nights full of terrible
The letter would have been so much!
She could have been patient with (h it in
her bosom; but the fates had not spun it
into tin ir web for her.
Perpetual waiting and watching was her
portion. Sho was always looking out ol
iho window for William, always fancying
his li'Hiro in lint of any ono at all near
his height or shape, and always being dis-
''nything might make us doubt the
irtith of those (ales of clairvoyance that
wehear.it is lhat no such power ever,
comes lo one in such anxiety as that
which oppressed Katie
i I .ho liavti had i
ii. vi.inn of that shiu
lmJ ?.T ! ?. ,?f , ' ; of et-1
- ..... I...,.n sn ia olid of ill'
111 me not ii.' .i. - i,,. I,.
. .. , i ., i, ,.,., Mm deck and thought
miHiaim v f -.
of her. it might have savod her, foi the
discipline of Iho vessel had been a goo.,
thing for William Mullcr, and he was in a
fair way lo be a sober man for life
Thore had been no chance to write to
the poor woman again.
When tiny parted from tho ship b)
which tho lost letter had been sent, they
.. ..i i... th, wilderness ol water.
went, luunu miw , f
and Iho world might have been empty o
all human beings save the crew o ui
ono bl ,ck vessel, (or all that they could see
or hear to tho contrary.
lie also was tad and remorseful .but
how much happier was the man s falo than
iho woman's. ,
Action sustained him and ho know tht,
limit of his anxiety.
Sho had but lhat window wtlh the s in
falling through it by day and the candle
burning in it by night, the dull routine ol
her daily life, and an illimilablo anxiety.
If William never came back, she knew
lhat all her liTe would only ho watching
IVir him. Ami (bus born, not so much ol
privation, though hor life was hard, as of
Horrow nnil yearning, the doom of hor
r.ico fixed ilself upon her.
Her eyes hono brighter, her skin was
clearer, her teolh more pearly. She grew
thinner and thinner, anil her face fixed it
self Into un expression that seemed a
finile, but was nol the deadliest omen of
I!y consumption had her father died, hor
mullier, who was his own cousin, her little
sisier, her brother.
The disease seemed to shun her until
now, and even now sho had not guessed
her fate. Sho was weak; but sho had
never been verv strono- Sho not r..,.l
well; hut how couhfsho, with William
'11. . , .
aim year 11:111 passed. Tho ship was
coming homo. V ith a glass the captain
could see the shores. Onco William beg
get! that he might look through it.
"My wife is there, captain," he said,
" and I m anxious about her."
bat what did tho shore lino toll him?
Tho seabirds flying about tho vessel
were not the kind of birds that whisper
lie hoped as men will bono -.ml I.oli, , v..
that ho would lind the woman he had
left as ho had loft her the light of life in
the sweot eyes, tho heart boating as living
hearts beat Katie just as she was a year
How good ho would he to her: ho would
never give her heart a pang again.
As he stepped ashore, unit. life w.,ima In
his pocket he could hardly walk fast
enough, he was so anxious to reach her.
u, Had ho hut tho wings to lly to her.
Tho sun was settin''. iho skv was dull
and gray, as it had been Hi: it fvoninir
when he had kissed her and promised to
be back soon.
Well, it was over it was all right now.
lie strode out of the town
the village. lie passed the inn with a shud
tier. Ho turned into the Ion o poiintrv rood
dotted hero and thero with farm "houses
and barns a low lying country. Hat and
uninteresting as a landscape.
Thero was neither moon nor star: 1ml ho
know his way well, and at last, just where
he knew his homo stood, he saw a bine .f
yellow lightl Nearer and nearer to it. as
ho now began to run. he saw a candle n
eandlo set in his own window. Katie's
hand had set it there, and indeed it hail.
All day long Ivttio had been verv weak
md ill. She could not sew as she
A neighbor ha 1 droimol in with a cift
of some delicacy, and she tried in vain to
cat it, but her appetite was gone.
Uu tlio hoattli sho had kindled a little
(ire, and, when night fell she had lit a can-
lie, anil wontlei iii!r at her own weakness
for she had staggered as she crossed the
room hail set it in tuo window.
If ho should come to-niirlit." sho
whispered t) herself, " ho would bo so
glad to jee it. "
j nen mo reineniDranoo ot tio manv
nights that she had spent in watching for
nun came to uer .
I shall never see vou iwain. William."
she said, " never!" and sho began to weep
ino tears rolling Heavily down lroiii her
eyes and down her cheeks.
hue did not wipe them away.
Her cheek dropped against tho window
pano nearest to her. Sho had not loosened
her hold of the candle-stick yet, nnd her
inn resicil on tne sill.
After a while she gave one lung, shud-
lering sigh, and did not move again.
It was at that moment that her husband
miming homewards along tho road, grew
I .1.... .i... n l ii n i t
..eitain tuai tin; ijiurrcd yellow light was
that of a candle his wife had set in the
window lo guide him home.
He nuuu on towards it faster and faster
yet. lie saw not only tho caudle, but the
hand that held it Katie's own.
He saw her face lying against the pane
the sleeve of her worn gown, through
which the arm shaped itself so sharply.
" Katie," he cried, with joy, with hope,
with love that seemed new-born, for his
love for his wife had at least never been
sullied by any thought of another woman,
"Katie! Katie, darling! I'm here. I've
come home, Katie!"
Sho did not stir. His voice brought no
answer. He shook the door.
Si ill no reply.
Ho pressed his face against tho pano.
How still she was, how wan, how palo!
" Sho is asleep, ' he cried ; " but I can
not wait !"'
And he set his strong shoulder against
the door and hurst it open.
lie rushed into the little kitchen, the
red firelight Hashing in his glad eyes as ho
" Katie, wako up," he cried. " Katio,
it's .your William come back to you. "
Hut Katio would never awaken again.
Katie would never know that till her
watching, waiting and praying had not
been in vain. Sho was dead.
Her light had gone out forever, though
the light in tho window burned brightly
for her husband.
MlSTI.CTOK GATIIKItlNii IX NoiSMANDY.
It onee happened to two American wan
derers to spend Christinas in an old French
Wo reached the grand old chateau, so
venerable and ivv-growii, six weeks ho-
furo Christmas. Thus we were in time to
see the em iotts and interesting harvest
which is collected every year, about the
end of November. This is the gathering
of the mistletoe, which grows abundantly
in the apple orchards of Normandy, and
is sent thence in great quantities to Loudon
ind New York, (hough chielly to the
former city. For New York tho mistle
toe is gathered near the end of November;
for Loudon, it is harvested a few days bo
lieforo Christinas, anil when tho apples
have been gathered and carried to the oi
ler presses, or stored away in " caws, us
tho French call their cellars, all tho peas
ant children of the neighborhood, and poor
people from the towns, como out to the
mistletoe harvest. I hey are lured by (ho
fanners for a few tents it day, and thev
gladly come with huge baskets, and with
little" donkcy-( arts (not much larger than
wheel-banows), called chnrrcUc. These
no in led so Inirli with (ho Harvested para-
sito that they look liko miniature hay-carts
roing home lo I lie (armor s Darn.
I .ii l lo Jeanne Duval oatno up to (ho
chateau from Miiix Ih ise's orchard, hav
ing heard the foreign lady say that she
wished lo see (he harvesters nt work.
Will yon (ell the lady who talks like a
babv that I have come to show her tho
wav to the orchard? " she said to Eliza,
tll(' fcMiiic ile chamhrc. Tho lady whoso
An.eiiean - French seemed so baby-liko to
Llie !)aL01S-51J0aivlll," uuim, IUHU i.iuh mv:
.i . . . : ..I.; 1. 1 .. i.. .. inw , i...
broad highway, regarding (ho demure Ut
ile maiden by her side more than tne beau
tiful world about her, nil silver-gray and
tawny-gold, olive-green and crimson in
its glorious autumnal dross. Little Jeanne
wore a cairso gray woolen potlicoat
reaching to her ankles, and beneath this
were so many other short, full-gathered
petticoats that her skirts stood out as if
.....I-!.,,,. .. ..l.U.. ..a 11, n ol.il.
th en say. She wore coarso stockings and
niibvlf, or wooden shoes, that seemed as if
they had been cat from solid chunks of
wood. Her loo-e lilack jacket reached
just below her waist, and her head was
covered with a white cotton cap, very like
a night cap, in which, as the lady said (o
horsell, sue looked " like a little old woman
out short." fit Nicholas for Ihccmher.
l;t me tell you of an amusing device by
which you can conceal a present, a Christ
mas gift in a " Treasure Loaf," Tako a
well-browned loaf of bread, and wi(h a
sharp knife cut a deep vertical incision of
a square shape ; work (tie knile under until
you can lift oil' tho pieco entire and thon
you can scrape oat all tho soft part of tho
loaf. When the crumb is all taken out,
wrap up-your gift in toft paper and put it
into the hollow loaf, and scrupo off the
crumbs adhui ing to tho lid; then place it
in tho cut. and tastcn it with flour pasto.
Put the lo if in tho oven long enough to
brown over tho joined surfaces, and no
one will suspect' tint tho loaf has boon
touched; and it can safely bo sent lo any
ono as a Christmas gilt, and not until tho
knifo slips through tho outer crust will its
recipient have an inkling of its contents.
Coming along by tho tncKlotr,
Just alter Mm sun went down,
Watcht ng the gathering ehailuwa
Creep over the hillentea brown.
Coming along in the gloaming.
With norer a star in the .ky,
My thoughts wont roaming, a-roaming,
Through days that are long gone by;
Daya when desire slid, " To-moTovv,
To-morrow, benrl, we'll be gty I"
Pays ere the heart heard the sorrow
Which echoes through yesterday.
I. ITe was a goblet burnUhrd.
That wiih love Tor wine wa filled;
The cup la bruised anl tarnished.
Ami the precious wine la spilled,
But to the travctcr weary.
Just coming in sipht of home.
What does it matter how dreary
The way whereby he has come?
Coming tttong by llie meadows,
And watching the fading day,
Duskier than night's dusky shadows
Fall shadows of yesterday.
In the noithern sunsel' glimmer.
The great hear opened his eyes ;
Low In tho east a shimmer.
Showed where the full moon would rise?
Lights in n window are gleaming,
And some ono stood at n gate,
8nid " Why do yon stand there, dvonnlhis ?
And why arc you home so late ?"
Ycslcrday's shadow and sorrow
That moment all vanished away !
Here were to.day nnd to-morrow
What matter for yesterday ?
Tdrea Chapters in a Key's Life.
CIIAl'TKlt i" it's a no v."
His advent is heralded in tho brief hut
strong sentence jtut quoted. No matter
wiial hopes liava been indulged m concern
ing girl babies, thero is something in the
pithy announcement, "It'sabov," which
lispels all landfill dreams and sets everv-
body squarely on a prone basis. His very
voice, as it utters a defiant warwhonp to
tho grand army of humanity, tells the
story to experienced years. Tho visions
of a dainty girl darling very soon vanish
before this positive piece of prose, who
kicks his sturdy heels throui;h tho tlelicato
pink socks intended for his sister, and who
grows red its a turkey cock's head at
Thanksgiving time when ho is expeeted
to show off to a good advantage before
callers. He persists in an abnormal ile
vylopment of nose and aptilVness about llie
eyes, along with several other little tricks
known only to interested parties. Parents
and nurses become reconciled and accept
him on trust, seeing no other alternative.
Ilo emerges from his puffy and rosy ohsti
naey into a roly poly, wide awake thing of
beauty, which is a joy fully one-hall' of the
time. There is a process from infancy to
little boyhood, a sweet time, when the man
child is half baby, hall angel. In the clear
depths of his innocent eyes is a world of
trust aud hope nnd love. His white brow
is fair as a freshly opened lily, and his lips
as sweet us hermosa roses. He is most
bewitching at this age, for the peculiari
ties which mark the enfant terrible are as
yet undeveloped. He is an armful of love
and beauty and promise and dread and
hope. Love him while yet there is no guile
on the tender lips, no sin in the unwritten
soul, no taint, no touch of tho world t
breath upon God's unfinished work.
CHAPTER II" GIT LI", OLD IIOUSI.Y "
"Mercy, what a noise! Look at that
chair, with a string tied on the anus and
made fast to the writing desk and flower
stand, all to he driven lauloni by that
young imp in kilt skirt and fancy hat and
shoes! Who upset that work ba-ket? an I
good gracious, what work has been made
with my wool and thread! There's the
last Graphic lorn to scraps and stuH'id in
tho cuspadore with my screwdriver lhat I
lost a week ago. What is he doing with
the cat? and, dear me, if he hasn't thrown
grandma's spectacles into the grate.
"Where's Harry! Hun lo the kitchen
and see. All tho eggs are broken in the
basket of folded clothes, and the milk for
pudding has been fed to the cat and dog
Bridget Launigan is in a towering rage,
and says, ' Pint's the use shlavin to kape
clano wid such a young divil forninft ye?'
Miss Frigidity Ftissbuneh calls, and is hor
rilied by lining requested to ' bo a horse
and let Harry ride straddle to Boston.' Sho
is questioned, also, on many delicate
points. He gels very close and asks what
that whtie stall' on her face is, and what
makes her wear such a funny little hat."
A few years of this juvenile tenor and
then appears another stage of Iho buy. He
gets a fever only appeased by marbles. Ii
is useless to head off this phase; if it is
shut oil' in one direction it breaks out more
violently in another. It goes through a
period of six or seven jears and costs
much in anxiety, broken window panes
and mortified pride. Ho is alllictcd with
rats, pigeons anil boyish complaints, which
aro harmless, but annoying. Ho brings in
six dirty steel traps to aiiiusChis sick sis
ter, who grows worse under it, and in his
solitude ho straps his legs fast to six feet
of stills and sloops to enter the door of her
room, to the horror and dismay of his
mother. Ho brings little notes homo from
school, which ho tries to explain in a fa
vorable light, but fails to convince Ids p tr
eats that it was "only because Hill Wilson
dropped his slate on Abo Hennegan's toos
and made me laugh. He carves his awk
ward initials on old Mrs. Williams' cellar
door and sho threatens his arrest. He goes
to see Humpty Dutnpty, and comes home
and throws real brickbats at his aunt, and
Bridget is met with a battering blow from
h:s head when she is bringing in the coal.
Ho makes life a burden and home a snare
and a delusion. He tears the. comforters
in more ways than one and slits the piilo.v
cases to match them. Gradually ho leaves
off his hurly-burly life and imperceptibly
gldes into ,
CIIAl'TMt III "WllF.llli'S MY lil.l'li IIK? '
Whore is the blacking brush? I am goino-
to a httlu
surpriso party and won't be
home till eleven. Is
my percale shirt
dono up nice? I wish ou'tl make mv col
lars stiller. I d ju't thank settle one for
throwing my coat down and getting it
wrinkled all up. How do you like this
hat? Think it looks better than my soft
ono! You will lind tho pigeon boxes all
deserted about this period ; not a rat trap
cumbers tho back yard. Tho woodshed
theatricals are all ended ; the stills are put
away; kites forgotten; window glass is in
perfect safety. The dust has tilled up the
rude initials in Mrs. Williams' cellar door,
and thero is an uninviting quiet all around
the house. Chairs stay in their places, and
pantttloons will no longer bear cutting
over for the boy. lie gets them now out
of now stuff, and " mother's cut " will not
satisfy him. Ho is not in tho way now,
and there is a heavy pain in mother's
heart as sho thinks that sho will never
need her much any more. The innocent
eyes have a deeper meaning in them now.
They have taken into their depths tho re
flection of a face younger than mother's,
and life begins to look real to them.
The world is fnll of homes whore these
pictures will be recognized nnd hung up
as family portraits homes where there
are no sounds of young voices now. Tlioy
grow away into tho groat world so soon,
nnd wo put away tho nameless feeling of
desolation as we tlo the east off toys of our
childhood; and when tho1 evening of life
approaches the heart goes back along iho
track of time, nnd is onco moro with.the
childron in tho dour long ago. Cincinnati
MONTPELIER, VT., "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER
i Jiicer Facts,
Piss and tiik Foxes. A pair of young
foxes were onco caught nnd given" to an
old cat who had a family of kittens. Puss
I cared tenderly for (ho orphans, and
( brought them up with her kittens. But
when pretty well grown they began to
, sho v their fox nature. First they would
' not let tho cat family play with a live
; mouse or squirrel ns cats tlo but they
would snatch it away aud cat it at once.
I Then they began to kill chickens, nnd had
I lo be put in a pen too high for theui to get
out of. Kvery day puss would jutnpin
and feed them, and the kittens would of
ten pay them a visit. But tho foxes ting S
hole under the pen. and got out, and killed
some turkeys. Then they were chained
up, and puss began lo look sideways at
lliem. Sho would feed them, but if they
organ to act nangnty mo would give them
a smart box on the ear. This is (ruo.
Hot Wateic Kiv-ku. Did yo ever hear
of a river willi water so hot that you
couldn't bear a hand in it, and that sent
up clouds of steam ti3 it rolled along?
Well, I have. It is in South America,
and runs from somo very hot springs,
where the water stands at one hundred
and ninety-six degrees Fahrenheit. (You
can sou how hot lhat is with a kettle of
Witter and a thermometer.) Perhaps you
would expect to lind plants and weetls all
dead along that stream, but, on the con
trary, they arc extremely luxuriant, even
growing in the steaming water. There's
a hint for some of you who have plants.
" .Mamma." There's another odd thing
in that strange country of hot rivers, nnd
that is among the Indians speaking the
liuichua language. Their name for
mother is Mamma, and travelers who
haven't heard a word of L'nglish for
mouths are much amazed to hear the
Indian babies call "Mamma," just liko
babies at home. New Jerusalem Messen
ger. A S.vi.cv Don in tiik Pui.i'ir. When
Spurgeon was still almost a lad, says the
Loudon Echo, he was sent down to preach
for an aged Baptist minister in the country.
Un his arrival, the old man looked at him as
if he expected tho world to como to an end
by the mere force of tho boy's impudence;
and. instead of giving the accustomed
greeting, walked up and down muttering
loud enough to bo heard, "Tut, tut, is it
como to this! boys for pulpits! children to
preach! babies to preach !'' Mr. Spurgeon
(oo muttered to himself, but not loud
enough to be heard, "You shall pay for
this, old buy.'' So next morning he chose
for his fust lesson tho sixteenth chapter of
proverbs, and read until ho o.imo to
tho verse, " A hoary head is a crown of
glory. ' Looking up with an air of surprise,
lie ixclaiuied, to the astonishment of tho
orthodox congregation. " Solomon's wrong
there. Some hoary heads can't be civil to
a boy who comes to preach for them.
Rudeness gives no crown of irjory." Then,
reluming to the book, ho added with dra
matic surprise, "Oh, I see, Solomon's
right after all, for rudeness even lo a lad
who preaches for you is not tho way of
righteousness." The old man was capable
of bearing a joke even from tho pulpit, and
when the sermon was over, ran up the
stairs and, slapping lite boy preacher on tho
back, exclaimed with delight, " Ihoe'rt
the s luclcsl do that ever barked in a pul
pit!" Shooting Lous Down thu SiumtA.
Tho Truekee llc,nblican, describing the
mode of getting out logs in tho mountains,
says: "A chute is laid from the river's
brink uii the steep mountain to tho rail
road, and while we are telling it the mon
ster logs tire rushing, thundering, flying,
leaping down the declivity. Thej come
with the speed of a thunderbolt, and with
somewhat of its roar, a track of lire and
smoke following lliem; lire struck out by
their friction witli the chute-logs. They
descend the 1,700 feet of the chute, in l l
seconds. In doing so, they drop 700 feet
pi rpoudiculat'Iy. They strike the deep
water of the pond w ith a report that can
be heard a mile distant. Logs lired from a
cannon could scarcely have greater veloc
ity than they have at the foot of the chute.
Their average velocity is over 1U0 feet in
a second, throughout the entire distance,
and at the instant they leap from the
mouth their speed must be fully 200 feet per
second. A sugar pine log .sometimes weighs
ten tons. What a missile! How the water
is dashed into the air! Like a grand
plume of diamonds and rainbows, tho
feathery spiny is hiirlud into tho air to the
height of aOOVuel. It forms Iho grandest
fountain ever beheld! How tho waters of
the pond foam and seethe and lash against
I he shore! Cue lug h tving spent, its fireo
by its mad plunge info the deep waters,
has floated so as to be at right angles with
the path of the descending monsters.
The mouth of the ehnte is perhaps fifteen
feet above, the s irlaeo of the water. A
huge log hurled from the chute cleaves the
air and alights on the floating leg. You
know how a bullet glances but can you
imagine a saw log glancing? Tho end
strikes with a heavy shock, but glides
quickly past for a short distance, then
with a crash like the reverberation of artil
lery, the falling log springs 150 feet verti
cally into tho air, and with a curve like a
rocket, falls into tho pond seventy yards
from the log it struck.
Tin; Intkkioi: ok U keen land. At
tempts have been mado lo penetrate into
the interior of Greenland from tho west
coast, but, until this summer, with litllo
success. Three Danish gentlemen, Messrs.
Jensen, Korncrtip and Groth, under the
direction of tho commission for scientific
exploration in tho Danish colony, started
to explore and survey the coast between
Godhaah and Frederikshaab. Licutanent
Jensen look advantage of iho opportunity
to make an excursion into the interior over
the ice. The aim was to roach several
mountain peaks rising out of the ice. The
baggage was placed in three small sledges
of the travelers' own, ami thu toilsome
journey commenced on July 14:h. After
twodays the! loose snow accumulated on
the surface of the lee lo such an extent
that the journey became very dangerous,
while they continually sank in concealed
crevasses and holes, saving themselves
only by adopting the Alpine expedient
of attaching themselves to each other with
a rope. Tim surface of the ice was gener
ally undulating, but there were also many
rugged parts anil chasms which rendered
the journey a very difficult one. It was
foggy nearly the whole time, and on July
2:ld a snow slonn caiiio on. On (ho 21th
tho expedition reached the foot of Iho
mountain referred to above. Then cttiie
on another storm which lasted for six days
witli continuous snow and fog: the travel
ers were snow blind. The weather cleared
on the 3 1st, when the assent of tho moun
tain might bo undertaken with somo pros
pect of success. Tho height was estimated
about 5000 feet above tho sea level, and on
Iho other side of llie mountain, as far as
tho eye could reach, ico sheets and gla
ciers wero seen, and not the smaller!
speck of land freo from ice. After finish
ing their observations tho expedition
returned, anil reached Iho starting point
on August 5th, having been away for
twenty-three days. Tho mountain referred
to was forty-five miles from the coast.
A bare-footed darkey while hoeing cot
ton ono day, saw his liig too under a clod,
and. thinking it was a mole's head, hit it
and hurt himself. After working witli it
for a while he got tired, sot his foot on a
stump and said: "Well, j3s ptin away
now; I doesn't care, yon. hurts yeseif
wiisin yo do mo."
" A Yankee in a lloosier Land." out in
Indiana, in tho course of a very kind letter
at hand this week, has a word to sav to
employers, suggested by C tuseur's advice
to young meu who want to get ahead.
Ho says :
"Gives bny credit for whit ho does
right, and ho will work for your interests.
Wnen I left school I went into a store, and
one of my employers, who In 1 learned the
business in thu same store before me, was
right after tho boys if they did wrong; but
I never did anything right without getting
credit for it, and his words of commenda
tion Inspired mo to tlo more and In tier.
My health being poor, I left tho store for
an outside business, and thero I tried to do
my best; bat for yoars it seemed as if I
could tlo nothing right, and I was contin
ually found fault with. Consequently, I
lost my interest and did not do h tlf that I
might. Since I have had men under me
my own experience keeps coming to my
mind, and I have tried to have all pa
tience iiossiblo with them and to sty a
word of encouragement when they do
right. I find it win ks well, tin I I believe
my men liko to work for me."
No doubt of it. The fact is, while it is
the right and duty of an employer to com
plain when he is not well served, it is
eq i illy his duty to acknowledge faithful
service, and the man who fails in this is
not only unjust, but impolito. Tho aver
age boy is manly, anil wants to be treated
man-fashion, lie only asks justice, and ho
knows when ho fails to get it. Indeed, no
one h is a keener appreciation of justice,
or smarts moro keenly under injustieo,
than a boy. Tho employer wdio treats his
boys fairly and honorably will bo repaid
tenfold in faithful service. If a boy prove
trustworthy, trust him, not grudgingly,
but openly and heartily. Moro than one
boy that Couseur could naino has gone to
tho bad because, when he was honestly
trying to do his best, ho was constantly
watelied and doubted. Per contra, he re
members one in particular who refused to
leave his employer, even when superior
pecuniary inducements were held out,
giving as his-r-cason lhat he had been
trusted lo tlo hisvork without being
watched, and that ho h td faith to believe
that the time would como when Mr.
would bo in a position to do belter by him.
And it ditl. Jl that " boy ' were to draw
his check for )f'.'0,000 to-day, any hank in
Boslon would honor it tit sight. Trans
cript. Ciiai-i.ain Little. Dear Chaplain Joe
Little, where are you? It is years since I
met you, filled as you wero with philan
thropic schemes for educating the poor
whites of Iho south. Thore may bo men
moro capable of carrying through a prac
ticable enterprise, but there never was a
moro enthusiastic, unselfish and hardy
spirit. A college, a theological seminary
and a musical academy graduated Chap
lain Little, but not altogether could lake
the freshness and iho oddity of his genius
out of him. When spiritual advis'T t-a
regiment of wild Virginians, ho told them
stories, sang them funny songs, adopted
their dialect, and won their open hearts by
manly open-heartedm ss. When Mushy
caplured Little il was in an unlucky time.
Orders had been issued on the Federal
side, by General Pope, 1 believe, that
bushwhackers should have no quarter, and
Mosby prepared to retaliate by shooting
" It looked pretty solemn," said the
chaplain, " when they cast lots to see who
should inherit my hoise."
But ho took his little nondescript har
monium, and began to sing for dear life.
All the droll songs that were ever invent
ed, this doomed captive sang to the bush
whackers there in the mountains.
" I think I ought to shoot you," said
Mosby at length. " A fellow that keeps
up men's spirits as you do is loo valuable
lo the Yankees for me to let oil'."
But let him oil ho did. Nobody could
shoot such a combination of goodness and
drollery as Chaplain Litllo.
Once, after a battle, a certain church
was turned into a hospital, and wounded
and dying lay all up and down tho floor.
It was a bluo linio, when men were dying
not of wounds alone, but of the de-pair
which was liko an epidemic in the very
atmosphere. A severe chaplain added to
the terror by passing about exhorting the
poor groaning fellows to prepare for death.
Chaplain Little, seeing how fatal this de
spondency must prove, walked up into the
pulpit, planted his little melodeon on his
knees, and struck up a ridiculous song
known as "Tho Ohio Girl." Sunlight
came in with tho rich melody of thu chap
lain's voice and tho humor of his song.
Thu surgeons look heart, and life seemed
lo come back to battered and homesick
men. Btitthe austere chaplain in the mid
dle of the church called out:
" Chaplain Little, you ought lo he
ashamed of yourself lo sing such stuff to
men who ouglit to be preparing for death."
Whereupon a colonel, who had just had
a leg amputated, raised his head, and ad
dressing the hist speaker, said:
"Chaplain Ithink, I wish 1 had two legs,
so that 1 could kick you oiil-of'-dnors."
Dr. Ktjytcslon, in Scribacr for Xovcuiber.
The Nut Pine of Nevada. The most
valuable trees in tho forests of Nevada is
the nut pine, of which there aro extensive
forests. Its value lo Nevada, says the San
Francisco Uulletin, is not easily overesti
mated. It furnishes fuel, charcoal and
limber for the mines, nnd together with
the enduring juniper, so generally assoei.
alcd 'i ith it, supplies tho ranches with
abundance of firewood and fencing. Many
a square mile has already been denuded
in supplying these demands, but, so great
is the area covered by it, no appreciable
loss has yet been sustained. Besides its
general uses, this tree yields edible nuts,
which are excellent as food, and in fruitful
seasons the pino nut crop of Nevada is
perhaps greater than the enliro wheat
crop of California. The Indians alone
approciato this portion of nature's bounty,
aud celebrate the harvest home with danc
ing and feasting.
Tho cones, which are a bright grass
green in color, and about two inches long
by one and a half in diameter, aro boaten
oil' wiih poles just before the scales open;
and lightly scorched by burning a thin
covering of brushwood over them. The
resin with which tho cones aro bedraggled
is linn burned off, tho nuts slightly roasted
and tho scales made to open. Then lliey
aro allowed to dry in the sun, after which
tho nuts aro easily thrashed out nnd are
rea ly to bo stored away. They are about
hall'ali'l inch long by a quarter of an inch
in diinieler, pointed at tho upper end,
rounded at llie base, light brown in gener
al color, and hands unely dotted with
purple, like birds' eggs. The shells aro
thin, and may bo crushed batwecn the
thumb and finger. The kernels aro while
anil waxy looking, becoming brown by
roasting, sweet and delicious to every
palate, and aro eaten by birds, squirrels,
tlogs, horses nnd men.
BitiUFLBra. IJloness is many-gathered I
miseries in a single name.
Life is a pendlum swinging lutwcun a
smile and a tear.
Idleness is hunger's mother, and of theft
its full brother.
No man can I e provident as lo time who
is not careful as to company.
One boll serves a parish, and one helpful
hand serves many a cause.
Knowledge and timber should not be
much used until they aro seasoned.
In this theatro of man's life it is re
served only for God and angels to bo
Home Decokatiox. Decorative art
was once known only lo the rich, but now
it Is f imilinr to thu middlo classes, who
crave forms of beauty. Lot us dwell for a
few moments on houses and the art of fur
nishing rooms. Rooms are quick tell tales
of character and taste, or the lack of it,
and each room should express somothing
and be in harmony with itself. Thero aro
elegant drawing rooms which chill you as
you enter, and simple, cosy sitting-rooms.
in wuicu every cinir says, do sit down
with mo, and a welcome will come from
the verv walls. Taste is but a synonym
for good household culture, and sho is a
wise woman who surrounds thoso she
lows with oSjects of beauty. It is not an
impossible fact, for women run accomplish
much in this direction. I know one who
has changed, as if by magic, an ugly sev
en gabled liouso into a marvel of beauty.
It is a thousand little feeilities, a pretty
nracKet, an artistic gem ot a picture, stat
nctte or bust, a guazo curtain veiling some
litilo recess, a pretty hanging basket a
graceful stand of (lowers, a tiny cabinet of
choice treasures, a cosy cliair, or a com
fottablo divan, these and many anolhor
oiijeet, trilling in itself and easily manu
factured, aro tlio traps lo catch sunbeams,
which shimmer and lighten up and glow
through tho dwelling whore tasto dwells
in unity with utilities and love.
Yankees Coxtuoi.ling the English
Mauket. The first American shipment
of h iney to England, eighty tons in ono
ship, arrived there in good condition on
tlio hltli ol tins month, and the I'M Mall
Uazclte notes with somo curiosity that it
was stored " by American bees themselves
into halt a million neat little glass-sided
boxes." " Thero seems to be no limit,"
says the Ouzel tc, " to the provisions with
which America is prepared to supply us.
The first experiment of bringing honey
in luc comb, on a large scale, to huropo
from America having proved successful,
it will no doubt be repeated. Honey will
even perhaps become wild us, as it was
with the ancients, an important article of
Colonel T. W. fliggiuson says that the
leeiing in J-.ngland toward America is the
feeling of unwilling respect toward a pow
erful competitor: and that American
breaihtull's are making light the work of
Lngltsh millers, -and American machinery
and inventions are steadily advancing in
llie English market. Mr. Chamberlain,
M. P., told a friend of Colonel Iligginson:
" formerly we sent screws from Birming
ham to America to tho extent of tens of
thousand pounds annually. Now Ameri
can screws undersell us in the Binning
IlLIitiMAX AND HlS I'OllTY TltL'NlvS.
An amusing scene look placo on tho recent
arrival in New York from Europe of the
magician Ilenman. When his trunks
" of which." says Mr. Ilernnan, " I have
got over forty "wero brought beforo the
cu-tonis inspectors, and one after the
other of them opened rapidly and found to
contain nothing, the inspector looked at
ilerrman curiously, placed the chalk mark
upon the trunk and passed it, and waited
for another, which, upon being opened,
was found to be, like the others empty.
This continued until the entire lot of forty
had been passed. Then the inspector
asked Mr. Ilenman, " Where aro your
clothes?" and was answered by tho re
mark, " I have none except what is con
tained iu this small valise," nt the same
lime produning a traveling bag of ordinary
size, which he unlocked and began to
empty of ils contents. Tins, cameras,
cards, dice, clothes, false heads, wigs, and
thousands of other articles, sufficient to
fill all the trunks, wore then laid upon tho
vessel's deck, to tho surpriso of all on
board. It soon becaino known who Ilerr
man was and all passed pleasantly after
ward. The Last of the Keely Motok. Tho
Philadelphia Times sums up, in a few
words, tho final winding up of the affairs
of that most audacious liumbug, the
" Keely motor." The inventor, so-called,
claimed lhat Ile could develop a power in
connection with a small keg of water that
would drive a large sized steamship across
tho Atlantic at a cost of a fbw cents a day,
and that all our methods of river and land
locomotion wero to bo changed by this
wonderful discovery. Thousands of per
sons believed his extravagant assertions,
and, as " the fools are not all dead," many
took stock in the company formed for its
development, of course with a total loss of
their investment. Sow that tho final
collapse has como, the facts elicited are
that ihe liabilities of tho concern aro less
than 8500, but 8150,000 of the money of
tho stockholders h is been subscribed and
paid out for useless machinery, and over a
million and a half has changed hands in
the rise and fall of its slocks. There
were 20, 00il shares of a par valuo of 8100
each issued. These sold at first for 800
per share, but the scheme was so skilfully
manipulated tint they frequently changed
hands at 8 500 per share. Now they aro
without value, and could nut bo sold for a
cent, even if offered in lots to suit custom
ers of small means.
A Giui.'s Composition on Boys. Boys
is strange things. Boys is of three kinds.
The baby boy, the little boy, and tho big
hoy. 1 don't liko tho baby boy, because
he squalls and kicks, and I have to rock
1 1 i .11 with a cradle. lUit if Iho big boy
squalls or kicks, I can ruck him wiih
slones. 1 like the little boy the best when
it snows 'cause lie can haul mo on his sled.
A hoy is a Utile man, if ho behaves him
self and if he doesn't he's a litllo devil;
that is what mother said brother Bob was
the other day when ho told old Mis Smith
that mother said sho was an old bore. My
papa s il l he was a littlo boy onco, but
mother said that she wasn't and she wishes
papa was a little boy some more. Sister
Julia says she don't liko boys, and when I
saw her and Tom Brown a sitting in tho
rocking cliair on Sunday night, sho said
she was trying to squeeze tho life out of
him 'cause shu didn't like him; but I
don't think sho was a hurting any placo,
for ho wouldn't let her get up. This is all
I know about boys, and mother says sho
hopes I won't never know any more about
NiiVKU. Never fail to offer tho easiest
and best seat in tho room to an invalid, an
elderly person or a lady.
Never bo guilty of the contemptible
meanness of opening a private letter ad
dressed to anulher.
Never enter a room filled with pooplo
without a slight bow lo tho gonoral com
pany when first going in.
Never accent favors or hospitalities
without rendering an exchange of civili
ties when opportunity offers.
Never write lo another asking for infor
mation or a fivor of any kind, withont in
closing a postage stamp for tho rep'y.
Never fiil to say a kind and encourag
ing word to those whom you meet in dis
tress. Your kindness may lift them out
of their despair.
Tiio Seieulii; Amc.rhim says that a good
cement for fork and knifo handles may bo
madfl of ono p iutid of rosin aud ono-half
pound of p iwdered sulphur moltod togeth
er, an I abiut twelve ounces of lino sand
mixed in. Usu while warm. Knifo and
fork handles should never bu put into hot
WlliatK AKI-: TIIK tVM KM! III KlKllf
" Tell me, gray-liaircd mall," I aaid,
" Wlioro in this field are Iho wicked folks laid?"
' I have- wandered tho ijiiiL-t old church yard 1lnV,
Aad studied the cpit-iplis, old nnd new,
hut on nionunicnt, on obelisk, ptll.tr or stoac,
I read of no evil that men have d me."
The old sexton stood by a Kmve neivly made.
With tits li.-uid oa his chin,-tnd termed on h is spade;
I knew by die Kl'-H'-n of hi eloquent eye,
Uii heart wan mstiuctinj; lib litis to reply.
" Who in to ju Igo whtiu toe soul Likes lib flight 't
Who is to judge 'twixt the wronnand the riglit?
Which of ns mortals thall dure lo say
That our neighbor was wicked win died to-day?
" lo our j'Hivney through tilV, ttie farther we triced
Tho belter we learn lhat humanity' need
Is charity's spirit, which prompts us to lind
ltalher virtue tliati vice in the lives of our kind.
" Therefore (food deeds we record on lliesa stones;
The evil uicu do, let it lie with their bancs,
I have tailored as sc:;ton for mmiy a year.
Uul 1 never have buried a ba-1 man here."
Somo slanderer asserts that paper
makers tire the great magicians of the
day, inasmuoh as they transform beggars'
rags into sheets for editors to lio on.
Ho was twitted of his baldness, and rn
turteil sharply: "Well, there aro two
things you never saw in this world a
icd-heatl ,d nigger or a bald-headed fool.'
A soldier excused himself for the steal
ing of a liquor ration, by saying: "You
see, both rations were in one bottle; initio
in the bottom, and so I had to drink off
his to get at mine."
" I loll you, Susan, that I will commit
suicide if you won't have me." " Well,
Thomas, as soon as you give tuo that proof
of your affection, 1 will believe that you
A 1 uly asked a judge what sho would
say in court if she was asked her age. The
blunt jurist replied : "Say, madam, what
I believe would bo tho truth, that yon are
not yet come to the years of discretion.''
The relationship of a man and woman
can easily bo discovered iu rainy weather.
If they are lovers the woman will b ive
all the umbrella, and the man won't caie
how wet ho gets. But if they are mar
ried, it is jtist the opposite. Marriage
makes the difference, that is all.
Mrs. Partington, in illustration of the
proverb, " A soft answer turncth away
wrath," says that "it is butler to speak
paregorieally of a person than to bo all
the lime Hinging epitaphs at him."
" Papa," said a bright little boy" who
had just come home from a sleight of
hand entertainment: "I wish I was a
conjuror." "Why, my son?" " I would
turn you into a rat, call up the cat, and
wouldn't I have fun? "
Thu reputation that a man gits from his
ansesters often wants as much altering to
fit him as thare old clothes would. It is
What Kills. In tho school as in the
world, far more rust out lhan wear out.
Study is moro tedious and wearisome to
those who study least. Drones always
have the toughest time. Grumblers make
poor scholars, and their lessons are always
" hard '' and " loo long." Tho time and
thought expended in shirking would be
ample to master their tasks. Sloth, gor
mandizing and worry kill their thousands
where ororstudy harms one. Tho curse
of Heaven rests on laziness and gluttony.
By the very constitution of our being they
are filted to beget that torpor aud despond
ency which chill tho blood, deaden tho
nerves, enfeeble the muscles, and derange
tho whole vital machinery. Fretting,
fidgeting, ennui and anxiety are among
the niot common causes of disease. On
llie oilier hand, high aspiration and enthu
siasm help digestion and respiration, and
send an increased supply of vital energy
lo all parts of tho body. Courage and
work invigorate the whole system, and lift
one into a puror atmosphere, above the
reach of contagion. Tho lazy groan most
over their " arduous duties," while earn
est workers" talk little about tho ex
hausting labors of their profession. Of nil
creatures, the sloth would fcem the most
worried and worn.
The Human Hack. A statistician in
England, in studying a generation of a
million of people from birth to death,
finds that one-fourth of them ilio before
they reach five years; less than ono-twen-ty-eighth
between live anil ton years; in
the next five years the mortality is lower
than at any other period; in Ihe next live
yoars an increase, especially among
women tho iullticnce of dangerous occu
pations begins to be seen iu the death-rate.
Eight times as many men as women dio
violent deaths. Tins is perceptible for
twenty years. Consumption is prevalent,
and accounts for one half of tho deaths
from twenty to forty-five. From thirty
live to forty five the effect of the wear and
tear of tho system are seen. At forty-five
tlio million is lessened to four hundred and
twenty-one thousand one hundred and fif
teendeath-rate increasing rapidly. About
ono-sixth of iho million is left at seventy-
hvo, at eiglity-live only thirty-eight thou
sand live hundred and sixty-livo are left,
and at one hundred two hundred ami two
aro left. At fifty-three, men and women
surviving aro about equal in number, and
from lifly-five and outward tho women ex
ceed the men.
A SLMisrirrrE for a Cnrisi'Mvs Thee.
A very amusing wty of presenting
small gills at a Christmas suppor is to
have a large basket of bundles neatly
folded in numerous white papers and tied
up, and placed in a basket upon tho par
lor table when tho compiny return from
Tho basket is thon handed aioun I, and
each person takes tho package directed to
turn or herself, and spueiiny unuoes tnu
wrapping; but finds, in great surpriso,
another paper pared, directed to another
guest, and so hands it at onco lo its owner.
And in this way all tho gnosis change
Again they aro opened, and behold!
another paper parcel, well tied up, and
another name appears. And so tho ex
change goes on, until, al last, each person
finds some pretty littlo arlielo for him or
herself, after the manifold wrappings have
been lorn off'.
It makes a groat deal of fun for all con
cerned, aud tho gifts need not bo costly, as
a few littlo tritles will bu very productive
of mirth and jollity. Ehrich's.
A collision botwecn a steamship and a
gigantic fish, which took place tho other
tlay in tho vicinity of tho Tong Tong
Islands, is reported by the 'limes of India.
Tho Messagcries Maritimos steamer lni
dgr, on its voyago to Shanghai, was sud
denly brought to a slop by a violent shock.
The cause of tho collision was found to bo
an enormous ray, or tlat lish, estimated by
those on board to weigh from oight to ton
thousand pounds. Tiio monster was lying
nslcep on tho top of the water when its
repose was rudely disturbed by a " dig in
Iho ribs " from tlio stem of tho stoamer.
After llie first alarm had subsided, efforts
wore mado to haul the creature on board,
hut, owing to its unwioldinoss, all attempts
in this direction proved fruitless, and the
fish, doubtloss even more " shaken '' than
tho passengers on tho boat, was reluctantly
allowed lo move off and seek such remedies
for Iho injury it had sustained as are to be
procured in Iho niystoiious tleep. rati
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" I have a theory nliotit the dead lan
g lages," said a new student. " What is
ii?" asked the professor. " That thnv
were killed by being studied too hard."
Whim we are out of sympathy with tho
young, then I think our work In this world
is about over. 'I hat is a sign that the heart
h is begun to wither and that is a dread
ful kind of old ajo. (Icorge McDonald.
Not tho surf-beaen rock, that lines tho
shore of the ocean, stands half so firmly
as tho truth. It will livo and flourish, and
will still lie truth, when all ils opposers
have perished, and every rock rolled from
If by revenge you should overcome your
enemy thu victory would bo unhappy and
inglorious, for in gaining it you would lie
overcome by your own corruption ; but by
exercising a meek and forgiving temper,
you will always come off with honor and
Christian faith is a rrrand cathedral with
divinely pictured windows. Standing
without, you see no srlorv or beautv. nor
can possibly imagine any. But standing
within, every ray ol light reveals a har
mony of unspeakable beauty and splendor
Man. once roused lo the height of deter
mination by strong resolution and indom
itable will power, cannot be chocked in his
career. When a man thoroughly makes
up his mind to commit suicide, for in
stance, he'll do it If he dies in the at
tempt. Black lead is excellent lo lesson friction
between two pieces of work. The slides
and rests of desks or bureau drawers may
he made to move oasily by spreading com
mon stove blacking evenly with a cloth or
ihe linger over their surface. Time nnd
patience may thus bo saved.
Let me ask the most timorous woman
whether thero bo not a groat difference
between the sight of a drawn sword in the
hand of a bloody ruffian, and of the same
sword iu tho hand of her own tender hus
band? As gro it a difference as there is
between looking upon creatures by an eye
of sense, and looking on them, as in the
hand of your God, by aa eye of faith.
" What," the young man asked tho
young woman who was waiting for him
to ask for his hat, " what tlo I put you in
mind of?" " A French clock," she said.
softly. And pretty soon he arose and went
on his way. The next inorniDg ho cnlled
upon an mincnt horologist, and asked
him what was tho distinguishing trait of a
French clock. Tho horologist said, "Why,
it never goes."
Handle it carefully, Marier, said nn
economical citizen, as his wife was jam
ming his old shirt into the rag-bag. That
shirt represents capital! It may bo turn
ed into a million dollars' worth of Hutler's
cheap rag money, when the old man fixes
things, and capital should bo treated with
respect! No, Marier, don't sell it to the
junk man ! Lay it carefully away as pos
sible hat money !
" When," asks tho Warrensburg, Mis
souri, Press, "when is tho time to travel? '
When you hear her father's foot on the
third step, young man, is about in good a
time as any, to start, and you can prolong
the tour to suit your own convenience and
tho length of the old man's cane. From
the innocence with which yon ask thu
question, wo suppose you didn t travel un
til ho was clear into tho parlor. Served
A Witness Ui-ox a London Tuiai..
" How do you know it was brandy?" ask
ed the lawyer. " Well," replied the ready
witness, " I smclled of it first, and thon I
welcomed about a glass of it." Tho un
expected veil) wholly upset the gravity of
the court, jury nnd miscellaneous people;
and they were not at all assisted in recov
ering their equinituity by his further tes
timony that the man who bought tho
brandy drank of il himself " till he was
A New York " modiste " has written a
pamphlet on the " Art of Dressing." That
isn't the book the times demand. What
tho young men who conie home at 2:15 a.
m. want is lucid instructions in tho art of
undressing. And if such a work could be
supplemented with a few hints on practi
cal methods of distinguishing the foot of
the bed from thu end where the pillows
are, it would Ivivo an immense sale,
Be at work. Do what you can. Weep
with them lhat weep if you cannot relievo
lliem. If you connot give gold, give per
sonal services. Teach children, if you can
nut instruct men. Be a support to the
household, if not able to be a pillar of state.
Be a lamp in the chamber if you cannot
bu a star in tho sky. Gladden Iho
circle of home, if you cannot illuniino a city.
Talk to the few, if you cannot preach to
iho many. If you cannot save a world,
try to lead at least somo one soul to Christ.
Two prominent candidates for the pres
idency of Vassar college were rejected bo
cause lliey lacked in refinement. They
wero both distinguished as scholars and
wero possessed of many qualities fitting
them for (he place ; but it was said of ono
that he was " slovenly in his dross," and
of tho other that he " had been seen to eat
with his knife." A man may bo careless
as to his dress, and eat wiih his knife, and
yet make a good president. Butjthere is
power in culture, and ho who is to teach
refinement neods to bo refined himself.
Tho fact that a candidate for a county su
periutendeney sat in a house with his hat
on was used as an argument against his
election and rightly, too.
Xeuiui.hia and Rheumatism. Avery
simplo relief for neuralgia is to boil a
small handful of lobelia in half a pint of
water till the strength is out of tho herb,
then strain it off and add a teaspoonful of
lino 3alt. Wring cloths out of the liquid
us hot as possible and spread over the part
affected. It acts liko a charm. Change
the cloths as soon as cold till the pain is all
gono; then cover up till perspiration is
over, so as to prevent taking cold. Rheu
matism can often bo relieved by applica
tion to the painful parts, of cloths wet in a
weak solution of sal-soda in water. If
Ihcre is inflammation in the joints, tho
euro is very quick ; tlio wash neodsto be
luke-warm. Country Gentleman.
New ritovEKBiAi. Philosophy A
short liorso is soon curried, but a mule,
short or long, will kick you into tho next
A wise man reflects beforo ho speaks; a
fool speaks, and then reflects while his eye
is getting woll.
Who hath a cold hath sorrow to his
sops, especially if his handkerchief hath
starch in it.
Who wants to beat a dog soon finds a
stick, but already has the dog shot around
tlio next corner, yelling " ki-ki!"
What cannot be cured must be endured,
but first try Jones' Magio Linimont.j
Trust not a horse's heol, nor a dog's
tooth, neither a man who says he'll pay
Tho fool never thinks higher lhan the
top of his house, and ponneth tho festive
joko at tho expense of tho lightning rod
Rather go lo bed suppcrlcss than rise iu
debt, now that Iho bankrupt law has
A spendthrift lots go tho bridle, grabs
his steed by the mane and yells, " Whoa
Emma!" Oil City Derrick,