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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany; News, Agriculture, Markets, &c
Vol. XL. WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1875. No. 39.
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G. D. Prentice said: "No living poem en
surpass in beauty the following lines, fom
the muse of Amelia :"
Palo star, that with thy soft, sad light,
Comes out upon my bridal eve,
I have a song to sing to-night,
Before thou takest thy mournful leave,
Since then so sofly time has stirr'd
That monas have almost seemed lke
And I am like a little bird
That slept too long among the flowers,
And, waking, sits with waveless wing,
Soft singing 'mid te shades of even;
But, oh! wish.sadder heart I sing
I slfg of one who dwells in Heaven.
The winds are soft the clouds are few,
Ap toeret thought my beart begales,
As, fostng up trough mist and dew,
The pal yomng VnV comes out in sailt;
And to the green resounding shore
Inqnery tmoops the ripples crowd,
Till an the ocean, dimpled o'er,
Lifs up its voice and laughs aloud;
Andstar on star, all soft and calm,
FTI pyoarc serenely blue;
And losearth and steeped In balm
My spirW het in eder, too.
Lovedode! thoingh lost to huaa sight,
I fel thy spirit Ingering near;
And softy-as I feel the light
That rembles Wrough the atosphere
A in some emples'holy shades,
Thgh mute the hymn and hAshed the
A solemn awe the soul pervades,
Which tellstat worship has been there;
A bent o icne, lef alone,
Whoaassy a ceuwe swung around;
Which thrills the wauderer like to one
- Who tredsin consecrated groud.
I know ty soul, froma worlds of bliss,
Yet stoops swhile to dwSll with me;
Balh esqght thoryer I breathed In this,
ThatIst l'ast maight dwell with thee;
I hea f nsnr om the seas,
Tht thrills me like tlay spirit's sighs;
I heara voealesesay breain,
That-m3s to mine its low replies
Avlsallov and sweet, like thine;
Ii gIves an aper to my prayer,
And brings my soul from Heavn-* sig
'rht1 iBlnow and meat thee there.
rn know thee there by that sweet face,
Bound whiebs atender halo plays,
bA iinbed wish that expressiva gne
Tht ne thee lovely al1 thy dsye;
R4 thamuaestae o'er It shed
A besair18y the light of even,
Whoe sapression never fled,
Zumubmheiis soul had fled to Heven
I'S know thee by the starry crown
Tht gtbra In thy raven haIr,
Oh! by theeiesigts alone,
lae thee there, 1'1 know thee there!
Ber, ah! thinm eyes, within whose sphere
Thsweest youth and beauty met,
Thsaia love and softness here,
"Kast swimg In love and softness yet;
Eng.-aki s dark ad liquitbeams,
Though sadened by a thousand sighs,
W4re holier than the light that streams
Down from the gates of Paradise
Were bright and radiant like the morn,
Yet sof.and dewy as the eve;
Too sad for eyes where smiles are born;
Too young for eyes to learn to grieve.
1 wonder if this cold, sweet breeze
Bath touched thy lips and fanned thy brow!
Jor all may spirit hears and sees
Reale thea to my memory now;
J4revauy born breathe apart
Will but Increase, if that can be,
The love that fils this lonely heart,
Already filed so fual of thee;
Yet many-a tear these eyq must weep,
And many a sin must be forgiven,
Ere these pale lids shall sink to sleep.
And you and I shall meat in Heaven I
Ezra Newton had just hnished
looking over his yearly secounts.
'W& ,asked his wife, looking up,
'how do you come ouit' -
'I fid,' said her husband, 'that
my expenses during the past year
have been thirty seven cents over
'AM your income has been a
'Yes, I managed pretty well,
'Do you thin1r it managing well
to exceed your income?t' said his
'What's thirty-seven cents?' ask
edl Mr. Newton, lightly.
'Not much to be sure, but still
something. It seems to me we
ought to have saved before falling
'But how can we save on this
'Perhaps there is something in
which we might retrench. Suppose
you mention some of your items.'
"The most important are house
rent one hundred and fifty dollars,
onA altpiAn nf fn.'~A fiw~ hirndrad
'Stillwe ought to be saving up
something against a rainy day.'
Mat would be like carrying an
umbrella, when the sun shines.'
'Still it is well to have an umbrel
la in the house.'
'I can't controvert your logic,
Elizabbth, but rm afraid we won't
be able to save anything this year.
When I'get my salary raised it will
be time enough to think of that.'
'Let me make a proposition to
you,' said Mrs. Newton. 'You say
one-half of your income has been
expended on articles of food. Are
you willing to allow me that sum
for the purposeT'
Ton guarantee to pay all bills
out of it?'
'Then I will shift the responsibili
ty on you with pleasure. But I can
tell you before hand you won't be
able-to-save much out of it.'
'Perhaps not. At any rate I will
engage not to exceed it.'
'Tat's well. I shouldn't relish
having any additional bills to pay.
As I am paid every month, I will at
each payment hand you half the
The difermt characters of hds
band and wife may be judged from
the conversation which has been
recorded. Mr. Newton had but lit
-de prudence of foresight. He lived
chiedy for the present, and seemed
to fancy that whatever contingen
des might arise in the future, he
would somehow be provided for.
Now trust in providence is a very
proper.feeling, but there is a good
deal of truth in the adage that God
will help those who help them.
Mrs. Newton, on the contrary,
had been brought up in a family
which was compelled to be econom
ical, and although she was not
disposed to deny herself comforts,
yet she felt that it was desirable to
procure thezt at a fair price.
The time at which this conversa
tion took place was at the com
mncement of the second year of
their married life.
The irst step which Mrs. New
on took on accepting the charge
of the household expenses, was to
ntitute the practice of paying cash
for all articles thzt came under her
epartment. She accordingly call
d on the butcher and inquired.:
'How often have you been in the
habit of presenting your bills, Mr.
'Once every six months,' he ire
'And I suppose you sometimes
have bad bills!t'
'Yes, one-third of my profits on
an average, are swept off by them.'
'And you could afford I suppose
to sell somewhat cheaper for ready
'Yes, Iwould be glad if all my
ustomers would give me a chance
to do so.'
'I will set them an example then,'
replied Mrs. Newton. 'Hereafter,
whatever articles shailbe purchased
f you shall be paid for on the spot,
ad we shall expect you to sell as
reasonable as you possibly can.'
This arrangement was also made
with the others who, it is scarcely
eedful to say, were very glad to
eter into the arrangement. Beady
oney is the great support of trade,
ad a cash customer is worth two
who purchase on credit.
Fortunately,.Mrs. Newton had a
small supply of money by her which
lasted till the first monthly install
ent from her husband became due.
hus she was enabled to carry out
er cash plan from the beginning.
Another plan which occurred to
her as likely to save expense, was
to phs articles in large quanti
ties. She had soon saved enough
rom the money allowed her, to do
this. For example instead of buying
few pounds of sugar at atime,she
purchased a barrel, and so succeeded
in saving acent on apound. This
perhaps amounted to but a trifle in
the course of .a year but the
same system carried out in regard
to other articles, yielded a result
which was by no means a trifle.
There were other ways in which
careful housekeeperis able to limit
expense which Mrs. Newton did
not overlook. With an object in
view she was always on the lookout
to prevent waste, and to get the
full value of what she expended.
Th es wan s eyoand her anti
cipations. At the close of the year,
on examining her bank-book-for
she regularly deposited whatever
money she had not occasion to use
in one of the institutions-she found
that she had one hundred and fifty
dollars, besides reimbursing herself
for the money during the first
month, and having enough to last
'Well, Elizabeth, have you kept
within your allowance?' asked h -r
husband at this time. 'I guess you
have not found it so easy to save as
you thought it would be.'
'I have saved something, howev
er,' said his wife. 'But how is it
'That's more than I can say.
However, I have not exceeded my
income, that is one good thing.
We have lived full as well, and I
don't know but better than we did
last year, when we spent five hun
'It's knack, Ezra,' said his wife,
smiling. She was not inclined to
mention how much she had saved.
She wanted some time, or rather to
surprise him with it when it would
be of some service.
'She may possibly have saved up
$25 or so,' thought Mr Newton, 'or
some such trifle,' and so dismissed
the matter from his mind.
At the end of the second year,
Mrs. Newton's savings, including
the interest, amounted to three
hundred and fifty dollars, and she
began to feel quite rich.
Her husband did not think to in
quire how she had succeeded, sup
posing as before, that it could be
but a very small sum.
However, he had a piece of good
news to communicate. His salary
had been raised from a thousand to
twelve hundred dollars.
Here he added: 'As I b*re al
owed you one half my income for
household expenses, it is no more
fair than I should do so now. That
will give a better chance to save
part of it than before. Indeed, I
don't know fow you have succeeded
in saving anything thus far.'
As before, Mrs. Newton merely
said that she saved something, with
ut specifying the amount.
Her allowance was increased to
six hundred dollars, but her ex
penses were not proportionally in
reased at all; so that her savings
for the third year swelled the aggre
gate sum in the savings bank to six
Mr. Newton, on the contrary, in
spite of his increased salary, was
o better off at the end of the third
year than before. His expenses had
increased by a hundred dollars,
though he would have found it dif
icult to tell in what way his com
fort or happiness had been increased
In spite of his carelessness irrre
gard to his own affairs, Mr. New
on wasan excellent manin regard to
his business, and his services were
valuable to his employer. They ac
ordingly increased his salary from
time to time, till he reached sixteen
undred dollars. He had steadily
preserved the custom of assigning
me-half to his wife for the same
purpose as heretofore, and this had
become such a habit that he never
thought to inquire whether she
found it necessary to employ all of
it or not.
Thus ten years rolled away.
During all this time Mr. Newton
lived in the same hired house for
which he paid an annual rent of
me hundred and fifty dollars.
atterly, however, he had become
issatisfied with it. It had pass
d into the possession of another
andlord, who was not disposed to
keep it in repair which he consider
About this time a block of excel
lent houses were erected by a capi
talist who designed to sell them or
let them ashe might have ant op
ortunity. Theywere more modern
nd much better arranged than the
ne in which Mr. Newton now lived,
nd he felt a strong desire to move
nto one of them. He mentioned
it to his wife one morning.
'What is the rent, Ezra?' inquir
d his wife.
'Two hundred dollars for the
orner house; one hundre'l and
seventy five for the others.'
'The corner one would be prefer
able on account of the side win
'Yes, and they have a large yard
beside. I think we must hire one of
them. I guess I'll engage one to-day;
you know our year is out next
'Please wait,Ezra,until to-morrow
before engaging one.'
'For what reason '
'I should like to examine it.'
'Very well, I suppose to-morrow
will be sufficiently early.'
Soon after breakfast Mrs. New
ton called on Squire Bent, the own
er of the new block, and initmated
her desire to be shown the corner
house. The request he readily com
plied with; Mrs. Newton was quite
delighted with all the arrangements,
and expressed her satisfaction.
'Are all these houses for sale or
to let?' she inquired.
'Either,' said the owner.
'The rent is, I understand, two
'Yes, I consider the corner house
worth at least twenty-five dollars I
more than the rest.'
'And what do you charge for the
house to a cash purchaser?' asked
Mrs. Newton, with subdued eager
'Four thousand dollars cash,'
was the reply; 'and that is but a
small advance on the cost.
cVery well, I will buy it of you,
added Mrs. Newton, quietly.
'What did I understand you to
say!' asked the Squire, scarcely be
lieving his ears.
I repeat that I will buy this
house, at your price, and pay the
money within a week.'
'Then the house is yours. But 4
your husband said nothing of his
intentions, and in fact I did not
'That he had any money to invest,
I suppose you would say. Neither I
does he know it, and I must ask 1
you not to tell him for the pres- i
The next morning Mrs. Newton i
invited her husband to take a walk, i
but without specifying the diree
They stood in front of the house
in which he desired to live.
'Wouldn't you like to go in ' she
'Yes, it is a pity that we have I
ot the key.' .
'Ihave the key,'saidhis wife, and
forthwith walked up the steps and a
proceeded to open the door.
'When did you get the key of a
Squire Bent?' asked her h u s- e
'Yesterday, when I bought the i
ouse,' said his wife quietly. i
Mr. Newton gazed at his wife in 1
'What on earth do you mean, I
lizabeth V' he inquired.a
'Just what I say. The house is I
nine and what is mine is thine. f
o the house is yours, Ezra.' s
'Where in the name of goodness ,
id you raise the money?' asked I
er husband, his amazement still as z
great as ever.i
'I havn't been a managing wife t
for ten years for nothing,' said Mrs. i
ewton, smiling. t
With some difficulty Mrs. New-e
tn persuaded her husband - that 3
he price of the house was really I
he result of her savings. He felt
when he surveyed the commodious g
arrangements of the new house, g
hat he had reasons to be grateful i
for the prudence of his managing I
A FEW RUL.Es FOR DA, LiiE.- -
Do not express your opinion too J
reely and decidedly when it differs a
rom those around you, for merely 1
saying what "I think" when no good f
will be done.(
Try to give up your will and way I
o others in trifles as in more im- (
ortant matters, except where pri. 1
ipal is involved. I
Do not complain of little discom- f
forts, but bear them cheerfully.
Try to avoid making disagreeable i
remarks of any description and t
nake no unpleasant comparisons. a
Do not perform disagreeable du- I
Lies with a martyr-like air but al- t
Do not indulge the idea that in c
a different position from the one I
n which God has placed you, you t
would lead a better; happier life. c
The new style of pantaloons to be t
worn this fall will be large enough 5
CAPITAL AND LABOR.
The following extract from a
address recently delivered in Norl
Carolina, before a Council of Patrox
of Husbandry, by ex-Gov. Z. I
Vance, is full of plain commc
nmse and practical and useful st4
gestioms upon the subject of capit
md'labor, to workers in any depar
SBiain manure is our great wani
iducition for young and old, esp
iply in matters pertaining to al
diealture. We don't so much nee
laborers as a proper utilizatic
A that we have. Instead-of croW
ig so much at the negroes, m
3hoild work a little more ourselve
It every depot and cross-roads in ti
3tate, you may see any day crowd
f idlers standing around loose,whi
ffing sticks and spitting at a mar
ibusing the negro as a labore
amenting the scarcity of -mone
md hoping'for that issue of $M
)00,000 of feserve lately discuse
n Congress and cused elsewher
here is reallyno ground for despoi
>ur great losses bywar,substantiall
ll that we hAd before ishere. O1
nother earthisherer1md our tillei
:o it are undisturbed ; the early an
atter rains still fall according t
he promise, and the genial sui
ihine still warms and fructifies as <
ild, whilst the goodness of God sti
estows the increase. The strengi
md courage of our people are sti
ith them; and though, alas! man
>f our bravest and best are nother
ret all'the glorious recollections 4
r history- remain to cheer an
less us. And the negro, too, i
ler, aogood tor better -than b
vas before, if we know how to wor
dm. Don't despair of finding
vay to do that. You say he won
9ork unless he is compelled-ver
vell, neither will white men. Bt
*mpulsion is of different sort
Pormerly you compelled him b
irtue of being his master-nov
empel him to work by force of hi
weessities. Show him that you ca
ive without him, put your own han
o the plough andsay: to him,:
rou will help, well; if not, we
gain ; enforce the laws against vag
bondage, and he will gladly wor
hen he can do no better. At prei
ut he thinks he can make aliving b
oting, but he will come out of the
r due season. On the whole I at
nelined to think he is the bei
aborer weare likely to get in tb
loth ; as he is the best tool w
iave with which to cultivate th
oil, let us sharpen and improv
dm in every possible way. An
or this great Anglo-Saxon peoph
rhose blood has filled the eart
rith the most beneficent and util
arian civilization it has ever wii
essed, and strewed the shores <
s oceans with mighty cries, ri
iulated its surface with steaz
oads, covered the wild seas wit
he white wing of commerce, ani
yen invaded their unknown deptb
rith the iron-shod pathways of th
ightning, for these men to acknow
dge that the wheels of their pr<
gess are stopped because the n<
70es won't work andkeepecontracti
3 a sorry spectacle indeed ! Sham
o us if it be so !
And as to capital, the want <
rhich makes us complain so loudi
-are we really suffering for that
say not. We are suffering fror
want of capacity to use what w
iave, rather. What relief would
resh issue of government currenc
to us, unless we had the equivalen
o give for it!i Suppose that $44
00,000 were given to us, how lona
rould we keep it, if our comsumr
ion annually exceeded our sales a
r as it does now? Like wate
eeking its level it would soon fini
bs way to those who had a surplu
o give for it. What is the use c
n idle fellow lounging around wit]
is hands in his pockets, without
bing in the world to sell, but wh
ys his very axe handle and hi
abbage from the north, abusin
estern capitalists for grabbing a)
le currency!i Let him raise abal
f cotton, and see if he don't rol
bat Yankee of some of his ill-goi
n gains!? Let him grow his owi
rk, flour, corn, and hay, and sei
that bloated bondholder don'"
have to shell out? To give you some
idea of gur condition as to capi
tal, I would refer you to two or
three points in our State. In Char
lotte, which is the biggest town of
a its size in the United States, we
h have five chartered banks, with a
is capital paid in of $850,000. Their
B. deposits will exceed $1,500,000,
n on which they pay six per cent.
2- -total, $2,350,000. Raleigh has,
dl I learn, over $600,000 on deposit,
t- and Wilmington some $800,000,
and their banking capital is about
; half their deposita--total bank cap
. ital in three towns, about $1,550,
. 000; deposits $2,900,000. Now-sev
d en-tenths of these deposits belong
n to our farmers-such men as you,
k- down on middle men, and clamor
re ous for more capital. What do
B. they do with it? Will they lend to
Le their neighbors who are in straits
is and havn't got well on their feet
t. since the war, and secure it by
a mortgage at 6, 8, or 10 per cent. ?
r, Not one in ten. You havn't confi
dence in your neighbor, though he
mortgages his farm; but you put i.t
din one of these banks on long call at
6 per cent., and your neighbors go
to the bank and borrow it at 18
g per cent., to raise the wind for the
y next crop. . Or he goes to a com
L. mission merchant and buys his sup
.S plies'on a credit, at a cost of over
d 50 per cent. over cash prices, and
D mortgages hiseop in advance to
1. pay for them; ad- when that mort
If gage is foreclosed, your crop gone,
1 no supplies on hand, and the same
h process to be gohe ovr again the
i1 next year, you say, its *ant of more
y capitaL 0 my brother, take no of
fence, I pray you, at the words of a
)f friend,when I say it is a want of com
d mon sense and common charity to
S1ward each other. Make your own
.e supplies, -and -you will not have to
k borrior so much money. If you hav6
a any to loan let your neighbor have
't it, unless you had rather see the
y banker speculate .on your -money
.t than him. Nobody blames the
.banker-or the com M -In-merChant.
y If they caantni a mahine on your
r, money, who should blame them for
5 -it? Not1, for one. Learn to use
ci your capital wisely before you clam
a or for more. Pour your surplus
if cash on your farms, or into manai
1 facturing, instead of the banks,
.~ and you will knock out a middle
k man every liek
y TELEGRAPH OFFIcs EIPEBIENE.
t A correspondent writing from Pal
i myra, Mo., says: The other day a
4 colored man walked into our ofie
e and requested us to send a message
e to a town about thirty miles from
e here. After much questioning we
e succeeded in getting the address,
r1 what he wished to say; and the sig
, nature. He said he wanted to "see
ii it go.".
i- "Allight," we replied and calling
i up the offee for which the message
>fwas destined, inside of two minutes
>- we informed him that it had gone.
a "Gone ?'' he said.
I He studied awhile, then said:
s "How long before it will get
e there ?"
L- "Why, it's there now," we answer
- "Oh, I guess not," he replied; in
e "Yes it is," we replied; "it was
there the minute we sent it."
S"Oh," he said, "I reckon it takes
some little time on the way." Then
?he fell into a brown study, finally
a saying: "I reckon I couldn't ever
e learn that business."
a "Maybe not," we said.
,"Was you raised in Missouri?"
t "Oh, no," we replied, "we are
.from New York."
"I reckon so," he said.'
s"Cause you're so smart ; they
r don't raise folks like you in Missou
j ri." And he picked up his carpet
B sack and took his leave, doubtless
f fully convinced that we had been
1 trying to humbug him.
i Two old farmers were talking at
> the connetr a few days ago. One
a remarked: "The telegraph is won
Sderful." "Yes," replied the other,
1 "it's the most sublimest improve.
a ment that Iknow of."
- "How do you ever expect to be
i come a duchess, my daughter ?"
S"Why, by marrying . a Dutchman,
to be hsare."
The hour for taking the first
meal varies even among the people
of the same nation. The farmer rises
before the sun, and sits down to
his breakfast at five o'clock with
a good appetite. The professional
man riseslaterin the day, and eight,
it may be nine o'cloc, finds him
sipping his cup of coffee. The
Lofidon nobleman is hardly pre
paredfor it by midday, and the shad
ows of evening fall before the Par
isian epicure has taken his first
meal. Tobias Venner, of Shake
speare's time, recommended to per
sons of sedentary habits a couple
of poached eggs, seasoned with
sauce and a few corns of pepper,
drinking thereafter a good draught
of claret. Sir Isaac Walton break
fasted while fishing, off a p'eee of
powdered beef and a radish or two.
The Greeks ate but two meals, the
first at midday, the- second in the
evening. The English in the thir
teenth and fourteenth centuries
had four meals a day. In the six
teenth century my lord 'and lady
sat down to a repast of two pieces
of salted fish and half a dozen red
herrings, or a dish of sprats and a
quart of lager, and the same meas
ure of wine. Pepys, of Charles I's
reign, had at his company break
fasts a barrel of oysters, a dish of
meats' tongues, a dish of anchovies,
with ale and wine of all sorts.
Miss Sedgwick writes of an En
glish breakfast party that the num
ber of guests is never aHowed to
exceed twelve. There are coffee,
tea, chocolate, toast, rolls, grated
beef and eggs, broiled chicken, rein
deers' tongues, swhae, fruits
and ices. When Mrs C. H. Hall
brefasted with Miss Edgeworth,
the table was headed with, early
roses upon which the dew was sti
moist. There was a little bouquet
of her arranging by each plate
this from Marie Edgeworth, then
between sixty and seventy years
old. A breakfast in Scotland con
sists chiefly of cold grouse, salmon,
cold beef marmalade- jellies, five
kinds of bread, oatmeal cakes, cof
fee, toast and tea. Southy alludes
to the different preferences of va
rious nationas in regard to- food
when he describes a man of univer
sal taste as one who would have
eaten sausages for breakfast at Nor
wich, sweet butter in Cumberland,
orange marmarade at Edinburgh,
Findow haddocks at Aberdeen, and
drank punch with befsteak if the
Frenchman had obliged him with
an English dinne.- He had eaten
a squab pie in Devon, sheep's head
itith the hair on.in Scotland, and
potatoes roasted on the hearth in
Ireland, frogs with the French,
pickled herring with the Dutch,
sour krout with the Germans, mac
earoni with the tinsn, and turtle
and venison with the Lord Mayor;
and the turtle and venison he would
have preferred to them all for his
taste, though catholic, was discrim
They have a new wrinkle in
Boston for making chickens out
of old hens-that is, by breaking
the breast bone about one and
one-half inches from the point
where apersonfeels for it. It look
ed as if it had been done with long
priers by bending the bone up. It
is very nicely done, and cannot be
discovered until the chicken is dis
sected. This is no fish story, for I
bought them myself; but I should
call it foul play.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Queen
~Victoria's second son, and heir ap
parent to the throne of Saxe Co
burg, Gotha, in Central Germany,
has sold the right of succession to
that Duchy to the German Gov
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HOW TO BE ACCEPTABLE.
If we could only~impress-upoR
all mankind the fact that a m
cred duty. which deolves upon
each individual is to keep him
self or herself pure, sweet and
acceptable to those about them
at all times, we shotld feel that we
had accomplished a work -of price
less value. Of course we cannot
do this, nor can we expect to influ
ence any large proportion of the
people in that direction of thatclean
liness which so nearly approximates
godliness But we do ifntlate
a select few to greater care of them
selves, to greater consderation for
the tastes and feelings of others, and
in this we have a sweet and lasting
reward. Thousnded one young
readers will, by and by;refleet that
to our teachings they owe some.
thing of their good manners, not a
little of their good mrails ga&very
much of their good habits,-and they
will, some way, thank us for our
earnestness in their behalf. So we
remember that when we preaeh
temperance and ceianliness an& a
life of thoughtful puritj, we are
teaching-our readers an all-impor
tant lesson, and-one which cannot
be too early learned.
There is a great deal of seTfish
ness in the worldand this trait is
manifested in nothing more than in
personal habits. It ought, for ex
ample, to be a sufficient inducement
to any man to abandon the use
of tobsceo toknow that the habit
makes him offensive to all the
world. To the right-minded man
it surely would, for disguise it as
you will, the habit of using tobac
co by eatingit, or burning it in a
pipe or in aroll, or puttizig it in
the nose, does make the person so
employing it very dirty, very offen
The offence does not cease for days
after the poison is abandoned.- Its
odor is wonderfully noxious and
wonderfully lasting. It is simply
detestable. Those persons who
contaminate themselves with this
dangerous and unclean herb ought
to be placed in acoldny by themn.
selves, without perziisteruto api
proach cleanly human ens
riages among tobacco users strictly
to the n1Eifo 1# obj
poisoned eiaee w ould speedily
die out, because s tr on g and
healthy offspring are not possible
from such a union. Disase imbd
cility and deformity of boby and
mind and conscience-these are
the fruits garnered in the offspring
of parents addicted to this selfish
In thus teaching our friends ho4w
to be acceptable, we are incuctn
a still higher moral-the moral of a
pure life. For impurity ini thought
or act or word is always an offexice,
always objectionable. We. demand
of all, the young as well as theold,
that they preserve themselves pure,
blameless and acceptable and free
from the contaminations which be
set humanity everyiwhere.
A Pittsburg preacher has been
requested to repeat his sermon and
"say it slow." In one of his sen
tences he remarks :-"The mar
velous multitudiousness of the
minutise of the corroborating cir
oumstances are the insurmount
able difficulties which unmistaka
bly prevent the skeptiefrom discov
A little girl who sometimes re
flects intently upon the phenomena
of the great world around and
above her, and looking up into the
starry night one time she said she
thought "God must have lots of
company, there were so many lights
ini his front room."
-To understand the world is wiser
than to condemn it. To study the
world is better than to shun it.
To use the world is nobler than to
buse it. To make the world bet
ter, lovelier and happier is the no
blest work of man or woman.