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FANK P. BEnRARn, Prnnrietnr_
"The finest child they ever saw!"
So all the gossips said,
I saw a sompth ing very small,
And most intensely red
A sort of centre to a cloud
Of ruffles, puff and lace
And felt, with all a father's pride,
I saw my first-born's face.
'Twas lovely-so his mother said;
So both his grandmas swore
Who dear old ladies, as they are,
Could ne'er agree before,
'Twas lovelyl Well perhaps it was;
Although to speak the truth,
A due allowance must be made
For such decided youth.
His head seemed an uncertain fit,
Ilis eyes were rather small,
iis nose-I don't pretend to judge
Are noses boru at all?
His little flAbby, piniched fice
Looked so extre:nely raw
I could but shudder as I heard,
"Oh, ain't he lite his pa?"
We waved for a week or more
About our treasures name;
No two of these must we consult
Could fix upon the same.
It must be Alfred, James and John,
And Henry, Charles and Paul,
Until, unless one name should offend,
We gave him none at all.
The ills through which the infant passed,
Sure ne'er was passed before;
For each disease that babies can h ave
He had, and fifty more.
He teethed and teethed-for aught I know
He might be teething still,
But that I stopped the doctor's cares
By settling up his bill.
He lived through colic, thrash and croup;
He lived through heat and cold;
He lived through dosing, steaming cures
Through cracks and cuts untold;
The flabby little puckered face,
Is rosy, hard and brown,
I'll take the odds that he can lick
The biggest boy in town.
A SECOND LORLEI.
Unfortunately for myself and ev
erybody who ever saw me, I an
very beautiful. Itis not egotism tc
make that remark, for I have had
plenty of mishaps on account o:
my looks, and every ill that can be
fall a family has been laid to th<
score of "Frank's terrible appear
ance." When I was a child every
thing went wrong. Once on a fer
ry boat a young and lovely lady
petting and talking to me, becamC
so interested that she quietly back
ed off the edge,and only the presenc<
of mind and daring of her husbani
rescued her in a very damp ani
choking condition. Nurse scolded
mamma raised her hands in horror
and the lady gave me the name o
"Lorlei," which I have ever siner
I was a continual source of anx
iety lest I should be kidnapped bj
some childless people, and madt
into a circus-rider, or an heiress
My life was miserable, with th<
guard set around me to say nothing
of a dozen or two toilets a day, m:
hair to be combed and brushed in
cessantly, and myself kissed and
fondled like a lap-dog. It grew n<
better, later. My sisters happenei
to be very plain, and I couldn
help it if I got all the invitations
boutquets, and proposals, and the3
received none. To ntake it worse
one of my admirers died of heart dis
ease, and left me the large fortuni
that should have gone to his sisters
and then they loved me excessively
I combed my hair in the mos
horrible way I could invent, wor4
stiff collars up to my ears, plait
dresses of sober color.. made facel
at myself in the glass by the hour
and all to no purpose, My hai:
would turn into the cainninges
little ringlets about my forehead
and fall down in a golden mass o
curls just at the wrong time. Th<
neck above the ugly linen no amoun
of sun could make other than whit<
and well-turned ; and the clums'
dress hid a form of the most perfec
mould--stately, smooth and round
ed as only a healthy English gir
can ever hope to be. .
I couldn't have any girl-friends
for without meaning it I capturei
their lovers ; they grew jealous an<
called me names ; and the attach
Iment usually ended in a storm o
tears and reproaches on the on
part, dismayed repentance on th
other. I couldn't have a gentle
man friend, for, if single, he prc
posed in a month, and, if married
the wife came to the rescue, and
got the worst of it. I tried on
plan, and you shall have the result
I cut my hair off nearly close, an<
mercy me !-I had done the busi
ness. I was handsomer than be
fore! I looked a very picture c
mischief, -my hair curled tighte
than ever,. and my eyes would dance
spite of all the sober books I read
and all the sad things I tried t<
think of- I took Aunt Hetty int
Imy confidence, one day when sh
camne to the city to buy some furn:
enr for ha cQnntrj hone_ an
promised that as soon as her sor
started for school, I would be wit
her to spend the summer. I mad
my preparations secretly, and on]
on the day of my departure aske
and received permission to go ni
watched and alone. Used to m
freaks, mamma asked no question,
but gave me some advice-"to wea
a thick veil in the cars, not to tak
my gloves off, and not to wink a
any one." As though I ever knoN
ingly did wink!
My own sisters would not hav
known the little brown mouse of
girl that sat so demurely in the caro:
its way to Rockbridge. I had oi
dered a wig made of bright ret
hair, and it was a very marvel ii
its way. Short, crisp, fiery curl
covered my head closely, well down
on the neck, and twining loving;
around my ears. A dress of watei
proof of the most ungraceful c
and make, green glasses, shoes an<
gloves two sizes too big, and wit]
the exception of mouth and com
plexion, I was hideous. Aunti
would not believe that it was my
self, until I had shown her my eyes
and spoken to her several times.
There was not a soul on th,
place that had ever seen me, excep
aunt and uncle; and as they calle<
me "Lorlei," the servants never sus
pected that I was the Frank Morri
son they had heard so much of fron
the young masters. There were feN
neighbors, and I rather avoide<
them. For the first time in m;
life I was ugly, and consequentl;
happy. I rode the horses, sat on th
barnyard fence during the milking
fed the shickens, ate apples an<
new butter, took long walks in th,
woods, and my big feet and scarle
hair never invited a second glanc
from any one I passed. Wha
happy, jolly days they were to me
only those who are blessed wit]
too much beauty and long to fle,
from the consequences can imagine
One morning I took a book, an(
going through the orchard, follow
ed the stream to a favorite nool
lay down, and laughed the pretty
musical laugh that was at once i
pleasure and a bane. I laughed t
think of myself in this rig in ai
opera-box; and looking at th
water, I said, "Why not be a rea
'Lorlei' for a while?" No soone
thought than done. Off came th
clumsy shoes and knitted stockings
and holding my dress up I wen
splashing in the shallow waters.
stepped on a big stone ; it rolle<
with me, and I sat down cosily il
the middle of the brook, wet to m;
waist, and my dismay finished b;
the heartiest laugh you can imagine
Looking at a part of the bank tha
I had not before noticed, I saw:
gentleman, in sporting dress, hold
iug a fishing-rod in one hand an<
waving the other at me in the mos
genial and pleasant manner. I
might have been that my eyes di<
not match my hair; at any rate,
faincied that he stopped laughinj
rather suddenly, and coming clos
down to the water stood eyein
me inquiringly. I had been angry a
first; but my usual sense of humo
came to my aid, and sitting there
with the lapping water full about me
I held my sides, and laughed wit]
him until I was tired, and my cheek
glowed like two roses.
"Well," hie finally said, stopping
to laugh at every word or two, "yol
have succeeded in your loudly es
pressed wish, and made a veritabl
'Lorlei' of yourself."
"Did you hear me ?" I asked, fee:
ing for the first time a little shy
and rising slowly to my feet. H
saw that I could not come out c
the water in my bare feet, an
laughing still, he answered:
"Yes. But I fear you will cot
tinue a water-nymph until I at
gone, so good-bye." And as suddet
ly as he had come, he disappeared
I put on my shoes, and made th
best of my way back to the house
Aunt Hetty laughed at me when
told her of my adventure, but starei
when I described the man.
"Bless me, child," she said, "iti
Walter Gray, who lives on the nex
farm, or rather owns it, and lives i:
New York. I did not know he wa
The days flew by on golden wings
every one seemed more happy tha:
the last. I took an apronful c
-peaches and a book, and lay dow:
in the hammock under the elm fo
a lazy time one morning. I wa
Sscarcely settled when I heard aunti
calling me, and then steps comin
near to me. I raised myself, an
-who should be with her but ths
Walter Gray. He laughed heart
fly on recognizing in my aunt
rniece the "water-nymph," but soo
made me feel at ease by his cou.r
eous and merry manner. He ha
come over to see if he could ba;
a cov af uncle, and over the merii
of butter and milk we grew quit
friendly. Auntie would have hiri
ajta in innekadITtried to ana
s the country girl, and be as awkward
L. as possible. Two or three times I
e almost betrayed myself by some
y unguarded remark; but by drop
1 ping my fork, upsetting my milk,
L and knocking my chair over when
y I rose, I managed to seem ill-bred
enough to suit my course frock,
r absent collar, and tumbled hair.
e To my utter astonishment, Mr.
t Gray asked me to go to a pic.nic at
- the school-house the next day.
While I was staring, first at him,
e and then at myself in the glass,
i Aunt Hetty quietly said, "She will
1 go .iith pleasure." I was ready to
beat her, but beyond a few mutter
ed words, I said nothing until he
i was gone. Then I made a few re
3 marks to her which made her look
i so sorry, that I kissed her and pro
mised to go peaceably.
- I made myself look as countrified
as possible, next morning, and my
looking-glass told me that I waa no
i longer even passable. Mr. Gray
- made no remark about my appear
ance, except to ask if the glasses
were absolutely necessary, and on
my gravely assuring h'm that they
were, he helped me into the carriage,
aud away we went. How I enjoyed
the glances the girls gave me, and
I their evident contempt for my dress
- and manner! I found myself alone
- with Mr. Gray, toward the end of
t the afternoon, and we sat down on
r the moss at the foot of a tree for
i what I called a good talk. His
r manner had been perfectly kind
r and courteous, and he had done
3 everything in his power to make
, me forget the difference between
I myself and the pretty country girls
I had met. After a little I forgot
t my part, and letting the glasses
fall unheeded in my lap, I pulled
t off the yellow cotton gloves I had
worn all day, and lying backward,
1 clasped my hands above my head,
contentedly. After a minute he
I "Maggie Thorne is entirely thrown
. away on that old man. What a life
for a bright, fair woman to live,
shut away in that quiet house."
Following his glance toward the
house on the other side of the road,
I lazily answered:
"Imperial Ca3ar, dead and tarned to clay,
Might stop a hole to keep the wind away."
The look of utter amazement on
his face was too funny as he gasped
S "Miss Lorlei, what are you ? Hid
eous and lovely at the same time,
jan uneducated country girl firing
SShakspeare atme in that style. You
wear these green glasses all the
Stime, and yet I have noticed you
can see much farther and better
t without them. You have the most
Sexquisite hand I have ever seen,
-and your feet are large enough for
a man. You bow like an empress,
t and tumble over your dress the
Snext minute. I can't understand
S I kept my face through all his
speech ; and then gave him answer,
Spulling on my gloves:
" 'I don't know what you mean
t by Shakspeare, and you need not
r insult my feet: I can't help their
size. What made you bring me, if
only to tease ?i" And without fur
1ther ceremony 1 left him more mys
Stified than ever.
I saw him very often in the next
two months, and learned to like
1 him very much for his kindness to
. my awkward self. How much I
Sliked him I scarcely knew until a
letter from mamma came, saying
-that summer was long over and
,people were growing very curious
a as to my whereabouts. With a cold
f feeling at my heart, I took the letter
j in my hand, and went through the
orchard to the place where I had
played "-Lorlei" for the benefit of
1 Walter Gray. Bitterly I regretted
. my masquerade, for I thought he
.could never be brought to like the
a red-haired, clumsy girl he had
pitied and been kind to.
S I lay on the grass crying, holding
jin my hand some of the dead leaves
lying all about me, and thinking
show like my own hopes they were.
How long I lay there I do not know,
till some one dropped on the grass
by me, and a cool, soft hand held
"Crying! water-nymph?"' and be
4 fore I knew it I found myself close
held by two strong arms, and a
dear voice speaking to me.
"Your aunt says you are going
away, Lorlei; going away to be edu
scated, and taught many things it is
Sright for you to know. I dare not
Slet you go, little one, until I ask if
tyou will think of yourself as my
own Lorlei, and try to become as
graceful outwardly as your pare,
good heart and natural abilities
11will let you. I a4ve learned to love
you very much, and you will let me
hope, will you not ?"
-For an answer, I lay quiet, look
eing up in his face, and thinking
how nice it was, and fearing to
a break the spell by showing him my
-Do you like this awkward, ugly, a]
clumsy, red-haired girl?" I finally g
managed to ask, with a long-drawn a
breath of satisfaction. ti
"Stop the adjectives," he answer- In
ed, closing my mouth gently with ai
a caress (and how glad I was my 01
mouth was pretty)* "At times you p(
are more graceful than any one I tb
ever saw, and as for the hair-" d<
I sat up eagerly, and asked; w]
"You like yellow hair, don't you." ar
"Yes," he said, wondering at my wl
eager look and manne.z.
"Turn your head away, and pi o- sa
mise not to look," I said, turning th
his head so that he could not see gc
"I promise," came the voice I was
waiting for. With trembling hands ov
I took out the pins, unfastened the w<
elastic which held my red wig, and af
pulling it off, turned his face toward sh
me. He looked as though he had Bi
seen a ghost, and stared at the red in
hair in my hand and the golden on all
my head, in mute astonishment. of
"Yes, it's mine," I said, answer- lit
ing his look; and I pulled one of li
the short curls hanging over my cli
eyes. And I can dance and sing. Ai
and play the piano, and I love a
Shakspeare!" I could get no fur- w(
ther, for reasons lovers can perhaps a J
explain; and when, an hour after, w<
in my pretty white ruffles and wo - an
manly finery, I crept into the sit-! bi
ting-room, I found Aunt Hetty pc
talking to Walter, and saw him lin
gravely kiss her hand as he came (fC
toward me. When I saw the light se
in his eyes as he looked at me, for hil
the first time in my life I thanked in
God for my glorious beauty. co
There was a grand time when L on
went home, and for a while my "un- ly
fortunate appearance" ceased to be th
the general theme of conversation. re
My first anxiety, when nurse "
brought me my littte Fannie to an
look at, was whether she was pretty. th
I need not have troubled myself. K
Her nose is flat, her mouth is wide, pa
and only her blue eyes and sunny ha
temper keep her from positive plain- 'a
ness. She has relieved me from all m
fear of perpetuating the race of go
From THE ALDIE for January. ti(
"I wish I was a kitten, mamma,"
said sleepy little Bennie. "I coulda
curl up all day by the fire, and play tr
when I liked. I wouldnt have to dr
go errands or pick up chips, or
anything else I hadn't a mind to. I ria
could lie in bed in the morning, and
when [ got up I would be all dress- st
ed, and wouldn't have to be washed tri
or combed. Oh, dear, I don't like
to go errands, mamma." re
Little Bennie was lying on the
hearth-rug during this whine of his, ~
with the white kitten by his side ; S
and as he looked up to his kind L
mother, the am-ised smile on her
face grew misLer and fainter until r
it entirely disappeared. But what ec
ailed Bennie ? He scemed to grow wj
smaller and smaller; his finger nails h
grew pointed and sharp; he felt m
smooth and velvety, and he had a s
nice long tail which he whisked m
ferociously about; for he began to a
find out somebody was tormenting!t
him. Where lay the white kittie to
when he began to scold, lay now a n
boythatlookedlikedhim. And,look- to
ing a: himself, he found he was a? er
white cat, like the one he was tor-m
menting but a few minutes ago. th
Had he got his wish ? Oh ! wasn't
it nice. To be akitten, and not have
to work any more, seemed to be be
all he could desire. But : if heil
could only gat away from the great i
boy who held him so tight, his fin- h
gers pressing into his sides, (which
felt sore and uncomfortable as if
they wer-e in the habit of being
squeezed). He found, by looking hi
at his paws, that his nails would
come in and out, and he wonder-ed'
if he couldn't stick them into that
great boy's hand that held him so
tight-even in the sound sleep
which he seemed to be enjoying.P
For a moment. he felt almost afraid re
to make a trial; but he extended W.
them a little way, making a littleb
mite of a scratch; and still the hE
great boy slept on. Gathering ci:
courage from this he ploughed them i
deeper in the hand that restrained ja
him, and was duly rewarded by its
letting him free. Oh, wasn't it ar
nice ! He galloped over the soft
carpet, under the chairs, and over
the great sleepy boy who lay by
the fire. In a chair by the window i
sat a lady who looked liked his mo- i
ther. And she looked at that images
on the floor as if she felt sorry about H
something. Why ! it was his mo- a
ther ; and he tried to tell herhen
was Bennie, but only succeeded in ar
making a pitiful howl that set the t
boy by the fire squirming. His
mother looked at him and said,
"What's the mtter. Kiti r" But
I he could answer was, meow! "1
aess you had bett --r go out doors
little while." And she walked to
ie door, and he by h3r side, switch
g his long tail, of which he was
vfully proud. But when he got
it doors-oh, my. didn't he cut ca
.rs! He rushed up and down
e garden walk, he ran up and
)wn the tall trees, and played
th the fallen leaves, and capered
ound, until he reached a pond
iere swam some gold fishes.
"Won't I have one of them "'
id he; and lie put his paw into
e water; but it didn't look very
>od: and lie thought he wouldn't
,ve fish for dinner that day.
At that moment a bird flew over
'er his head, and he thought she
)uld taste good. So be rushed
ber her, over rocks and fences, till
e lit in a tree, and he climbed up.
it the bird madi an awful screech
, and be wondered what it could
be about. Up in a little crotch
the tree, away up high, was a
tle black bunch, and lie would
:e to know what was in it. So he
mbed away up and looked down.
id what do you think i Snug in
little nest, made of hair and wool,
,re four tiny birds, with s-arcely
leather to cover their backs. Oh!
m't they taste nice, thought he,
d forthwith proceeded to take a
te. But just as he succeeded in
king his nose in among the bird
gs, to see which was the fattest
r he was a great epicure), such a
reeching and squalling saluted
3 ears that he drew back in dis
ty. On looking around, he dis
vered that the boughs of the tiee
which he was clinging were fair
alive with robins, which the cry of
e old mother bird had called to the
scue. "Oh! is that all!" said he.
Vho's afraid of a bird 1" And he
ain proceeded to take a bite. And
e screeching still continued. But
tty scratched his head with his
w, and thought to himself "I1
,ve heard, or else I dreamed, that
barking dog never bites;' and
ay be its the same with birds." So
.thering fresh courage he opened
s mouth But such a commo
)n! It seemed as if fifty sharp
tle swords were sticking into his
,ck; for the infuriated birds were
cking him, till he beat a retreat
wn the tree, and scampered away
er the lawn, till entirely beat out,
lay down under a tree, and for.
it his troubles and his hunger in
;ood nap. But in dreamland his
>ubles still clung to him ; for he
'eamed that the great big dog that
'ed at Farmer Brown's acrossi the
rer was hunting for rabbits, and
*d found him. He awoke with a
irt to find his dream only too
me. There stood old Black Lion,
th his great mouth open and his
a tongue hanging out, and two
eat rows of teeth, so sharp and
aite! Up sprang Kittie, and
ampered towards the house with
on in hot pursuit. "tI wish 1
Lsnt a kitten," said he, "1 had
ther be anything else." He reach-.
the house, and jumped upon the
udow-sill just as he felt Lion's
>t breath upon his back. Not a
inute too soou was he, and he
ratched at the window till his
other opened it, and he
roke to find it a dream. His mo
er was just opening the window
let his white kitten in, and the
uise awoke him. "I'll never want
be a cat again, mother: I1ll go
rands, or do anything vou want
e to do. I had rather be Bennie
an anything else."
His mother kissed him fondly
.a told him how happy she would
if he forgot his selfishness and
temper. And Bennie, with tears
his eyes, told her his dream, and
w he missed his mother's care in
s cat life. And with many pro.
ises for good behavior, in the fu
re, from Bennie, we will leave
m in his mother's kind care, and
me time 1 will tell you something
ore about him.
Too CmtI BY HAL.-A corres
indent of the Lewiston Journal
lates an Androscoggin legend.
iich has probably been mellowed
time, though the narrator says
could give the names, if he
oose, as he knew the parties w,ell
his boyhood. It appears that on
:lear, cold, quiet morning, some
ty years ago. a family were seated
ound the table taking their break
st, when a ri> was heard at the
>or, and, as the custom then was,
e outsider was bidden to "come
"when a man past middle
e entered, and, after the usual
lutation, seated himself in a chair.
e was a neighbor living some half
:nile distant. He was asked to sit
and eat some breakfast, but he
Lswered, "1 don't suppose I ought
stop, for our house is on fire ;
ey sent me to tell you."
Bumn of cninty-Cigons
TIE CORNER-STONE OF IWO
When less than thirty years ago
the examining committee of the
Boston public schools recommend
ed the introduction of Physiology
into the department for girls. the
movement occasioned much Surp ise
and some opposition from the toach
ers. It was not their own ig-no
rance. for most of them were hard
students in other direction,. bat
some thought it useles.. ani many
of them supposetd it to be indeliite
for young women to be acquainted
with the laws of their own being.
The committee said in their re
port: "Those parts should be learned
first which are most essC.eial to
the physical, mental, and moral
well-being of the individual. A
woman might be an excellent
mother of a family, and yet know
nothing at all about the causes of
the French or American Revolu
ton. She could not. except by
accident, bring up her children with
healthy minds and bodies,. unless!
she were acquainted with the im
portance of pure air and a whole
some diet, and the indispensable
necessity of good physical and mor
In another paragraph they speak
of "the absurd phenomenon of girls
studying algebra at the momnapit
when they can find no time ior )hy
siology or the principles of domes
tic economy; solving equation, be
fore they have become acquainted
with the importance of pure air and
a healthy digestion; studying- the
binomial theorem. while thev are
ignorant of the laws of their own
structure ; as if it were more proba
ble that they would become practi
cal engineers than practical house
wives: or makers of roads and
bridges, than mothe-rs. nurses. or
teachers of children.
To this one of the teachers ir-oni
cally rejoined that "they should
have said darners of stockings and
washers of dishes; for her part she
had something else to do besides
rocking the cradle and singing lul-1
Less than two -ears afterward
this same young lady assumed the
positi>n of wife and housekeeper,
and when a few more y:ars had
rolled away, I found her the de
voted mother of a half dozen health
ful and intelligent girls and boys.
IReminding her of her indignant
question, "Do you think that his
tory, algebra, and other studies are
to be neglected, while we learn the
best way to keep the house in order
or nurse the children ?" she replied.
thoughtfully, "It is no matter now,
for I have learned those very things I
once so despised,and am still happy:
but if I could not have had my dear
mother to live with me the first few
years and teach me, I might nave!
receivel1 a punishment I wat; not
able to bear !" You will observe
we do not argue for ignorance in
any other science, for the neglect
of mathemitics or languages, paint.
ing, poetry, or sculpture. Attend to
these if you have time, taste, and
Iopportunity; but first of all, and
far more imperative, study the !le.
o)f life.-Sience of Health.
ABoUr EELs.-The eel season is
now at hand: the recent rains hayv
ing started them in the Susquehan
na and all the creeks and streams.
on their fall jour-ney back to tide
water, and the consequence is that
large numbers have been caught in
different parts of the country with
in the past few days. The eel tray
els up stream in the spring. and re
turns dlown to the salt waters in the
fall, always going in large schools.
There are a great many peculiai
ties connected with the eel that but
few people know of. For instance.
there are some eight or ten kinds
of them, of which s weral never
enter into fresh water. Somec of
the varieties are. when full grown,
ten or twelve feet in length, weigh-i
ing one hundred pounds. The kind
here, the common fresh and salt
water eel, is usua.ly from twelve to
t wenty-four inches in length. Eels.
it has been proved, have both sexes
in one. and spawn somewhat after
the manner of other fish. Like the
turtle,thev can t'-avl out of the water
for some distant-e. from ,tream to
stream. so tha:t in almiost every rivu
let, howvever small. they can be
found- The gills or breathing or
gans, are covere.l up by a most
delicate curta.in. which acts like a
valve and a reservoir for water, so
to speak, to keep its gills moist
Iduring the time it is out of the
stream. It has a heart in its tail,
the same as is known to exist in1
the salmon, with pulsations at
about ninety-four to the minute.
Have the courage to show re
spect for honesty, in whatever
guise it may appear, and your con
tempt for dishoiesty and duplici
tv., hy w homsoever~ exhibited.
BIRDS AND BAttIES.
-Kty hiid. how can youi ne
von. yo. bir a'b th, e lon dayl
w' ithiout a hath or fresh wat er to
drink. Poor little thing ! look at
its soiled plumiage and droopinc
head. It cannot sing while in
this .1fonlition. ExceeI) care
mus- he given to insure songs and
Katy, bhi~ng under the rebulce
given in the presene of ai stirancr.
ge,t!y and b-)vr,,!v cared fr the
in the a c..a we w a: imle :im -
mortal of five mnths. not as weil
vareu f*or as the bird. It moan(d
and fret 2ed.
-What aiS;, my baby ? It is
Strange that my babiei are so fret
ful an1d aiiing. I used to think
how happy I -hould be with them. 0
I love childrenl hut I declare, they
perplex no.1 fret. Ime almost to
Looking at tie s,croiilou,. hun
gry little waif. we could not re
frain from saying. "Dv you li%tie h
mother luce your baby as well as
your birds? if you do, then why r
not take as good care of them ?
"Why, Mrs. Younig, do yoN O
a momelit think that I neglect ny
"I do not thi.k you intend to
neglect it; but I am quite sure
Vou undoestand bird nature better
tha- you do baby nature.
--Do please explain yourslt,"
and she sat down to nurse the
"Are you sure you w%ill not be
ofifded or hurt ?"
"1 am willing to hear you,'" She
"Birds are pretv a.d Musical.
Babies are precious and immortal.
Pirecious because boic uf our bone.
flesh oa our fesh. part :i a
of f'aher and mother, both in body,
soul, and spirit. They are, more
over, reflecting our loves and hates,
our hopes and fears. All passions
and ambitions entertained durin t
the ir help1less, yhtastie, antec-n:italI
life are reflected ih blrailn adi' body
and spirit of tie child. Look at r
the grievedvhungry eyes. and quiv
ciing lips. Presz it to your bosom
caress it ; kiss it. Your baby is
dying for love.
"Do I not .ve it :l th1e care
"You think you do; butt did you
froma the beginn ing /01re this chiild?
Di you welcomne it anid ask for it
as the nmothier of Sam:uel did]? Were
you full of joy anid thaniksgiving
Did you in your hieart. exult and
consider your.elf -b!essed amnonr
women ?' A h, iit tc neot her, G~od
p)ity you. By your dread and dis
like of thre unborn child, barriers
were built. Youmr hab'ies are envel
oped in clouds. The bodyv cannot
thiveY where sepatratinag wah
even~ of diivl/: exist."
(Science ot TmitiM.
TRDSOF ANiM\LS.-It has beenU
well remarked by a clever author
thatt bees are geomctricians. Thme
cells are so constracted as. with the
least qua.ntity of material. to have
the largest sizel1 spaces ani the
least possib)le interstices.r
The mole is a meoteoooit
The torpedo, thc ray and the
electric eel are electricians.
Whole trib)es of birds are mnvt-i
The beaver is architeet. builder
and wood cutter. He cuts downs
trees, and erects houses and damis. .
The marmot is a civil engineer.
Hie not only bailds h:ises. bat ()fn j
sterts agnaldt1-ts :1ul drains to
keep themu dry.
Thie ant is a soldier. an:l mtn
tainis a regnlar standing army.
Waps are pa~per man ufa1ctues.
Ca:terpillars are silk spinners.
The squirrel is a ferryman. With
a cIlip or piece of bark fo a hoit.
and his tatil for a sail. he crosse's a
Dogsy. wovs jackals. and1 many
others. are hunters.
Blamck hears and herons are tishert
Ants are lay laborers.
Mu onkeys are ropie dancers.
.\f \Ns l)b:mi:Nu:N'': ti" N Wo
'I \.-.\:an re'!i'' thr more t han '2
ag4ement. lie is so accustomedr
to these that he is u nconscious rm
their worth. They are >del>
cat ely conceale'I. andi yet SO ceae-t
lessly exercised, that lhe enjloys
their effects as lhe enjoys the light C
and atmosphere. Heseldom think$
how it would be with him wereF
they withdrawn, lie fails to ap
p)reciate wvhat is so freely given. (I
He may he reminded of them now
and then ;lhe may complain of in
trusion or interference ;but the
frown is smoothed a-.ay by tie.
gentle hand, and the murmuring
lips are stopped with a caress, and
t.he mnaement goee on.
I I \nm:.-....l t is a man's
n if he iuuhappy with
n' . i milne cSes ont of ten.
a Velry exceptiol. wom'an
14i) hOt be all she can 1 o an
Sen:ive h-:sland. anid a more ex
eptionable it she finds herseL
Uryi nIele(e!ed. It woolhich
Nry Iaov t) hate a man ho hat
hoh d 'a u oman to hIm make..
Slffort to relder h.r appy;
arId iot to lo-e one who im on
tart tan.l tender and where a wo
1n loves she always Striv-'s to
Th :.,ret-mnion in thi, -v,rbi
aVe oitn been n retched In their
omestic relations, wile cuoltnonl
ieu have bcen ceeding happy
bie rcason is verv piain: ahtrbel
I themselves, those Wio 4esre
be woId's applause are careless
f their little %Norbi nt home
'hile those who have none iithi.
otiAsm strive to keep the hearts
bit are their Own, i and are h.appV
I their tenderness.
No wouman will love aI man the
etter for being renowned and pro
Sicent. Though i.e be first among
lei, she will be on:y pronder, not
)rder: and 1i she loes him
brouh"l Ii. renoWn she will not
ven he proud. But givc her love,
ppreciation and kindness. and
he-c is 110 sacrifice she would not
iake for his happiness and comnl
)rt. The man who loves her well
her hero and king. No less a
Cro to her beCause he is not one
anyv ot her ; no less a k ing- be
ause his onily kinzdom is her
eai t and home.
A PEFEC-r HOME.-The most
erfect hnme I ever saw, says
Lelir wami.; a lit"le h1o1se it).
ithe wt ince-isc of whose fires
-eut no costly things. A thouS
di d->.b:rer 'A for a years liv.
Ig. of father, mother, and three
bilde:.. B,t the mother was
he cro-tor of a home: her rela
ion with he children was tihi)
lost b atifu I have ever seen ;
ve!) a d1Ill a1 comm:n pla3
ian was lited up and enabled to
-jo .-i work for souls by the at
losphere wlieh this woman cre
ted ; every inmate of her house
ivoaintarily looked into he(,r face!
)r the key-note of the d:Ly and
ways ranl., clear. From tile
ase-budi or clover-lear which, in
pite of her' hard hlousework, she
hivays foumnd time to put by ou
lat es at ibreakfast, down to the
tory shme had on handI to be reali
aI the evening. there was, no inter
aissionl of her in)fluecelC. She has~
hvays been and a!ways will be
Iy i-heal of a mother. wife, hone
laker. If to her gaiek brain. lov
a g heart anid exq:uisite face ha.1
*een a-hiedl the appliances of
realth and tim enlhargements of'
'ider cult ire. hers wouild have
een: absitely the ideal home.
is it wyas. it was the best I have
Lealth f olios Xneatiness, an1d dis
ase the dhepartuire fr-om it. The
se of the same towel by manv.comn
aaon in a pnubile :!ae. though rmo"e
llowahie than thme nce of the -anme
vothi -ush, is, nevertheless, a not
iiuch heal thier p)raetice.
h-CU cot.ioi Fgyptia n orgas
~r inati ation! of the eVes is~
prealinrg rapid;ly thinroughout1 the
ountrv. and alida. I have in
ra:nv. andl !nmay sav in the mn
rirtl v of e(Ie-. been able. to tlrar-e
he di aie to lie use~ of the0
Is are genera4 y found in our coun
rv h ei'l a in d the sleepinrg
part mn:nts of the workingelasses
.ud. heing t h.s :'d' by nearly c.
r*y 04n. a4reI n,a l* the carrri.r ia(t
nie 'rI hee mlost dlangerous, and. as
egardi- its symptoml1. most tron
lesc,m: hi --aseo of thle eye. I
herefore w')n M strong!y reanmi
ienid that the n-o of the rolling
owel be abolIi.,he 1. lar therehr
ye wviil isard on'e 0f th~e event
nstru mcnts for the spreadu otsi-h
dangeronus disease of the eye. by
vhichm thonsands of wvorking men
.re annllyb de'prived of t h.ir
nieans of support.
Several years ago a hopefn1 young
amiister left these shores for the
jannib)al I:;lands as a missionarv.
)n arriving at tne end of his jonrney
he natives weighed him and c-ut a
liver off his leg as a sample. He
amelhomie by the unext boat, and is
ow the traveling agent of a circu-s.
The Scripture says "the glery
f a woman is her hair." but it no
-here says that the glory of any
-oman is any other woman's ha r.
Love that which is good and
Knaowled e a power.