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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU
In speaking of a person's faults,
Pray don't forget your own,
Remember those with homes of glass,
Should never throw a stone.
We have no right to judge a man
Until he's fairly tried;
Should we not like bis company,
We know this world is wide.
Some may have faults, and who has not?
The ir *1 as well as young;
Perhaps se may for aught we know,
Have ifty to their one.
I'll tell you of a better plan,
That I find works full well,
To try my own defects to cure
Ere others' faults to tell.
And though I sometimes hope to be,
No worse than some I know,
My own short comings bid me let
The faults of others go.
Then let us all when we begin,
To slander friend or foe,
Think of the harm one word may do
To those we little know.
Remember sometimes curses, like
Our chickens-roost at home.
Don't speak of others faults until
We have none of our own.
WHEN THE SHIP COMES IN.
A sweet-faced woman and a
sweet-faced child are wandering
among the shipping docks of the
great city. The woman is plainly
dressed, but evidently in her best
attire, and there is a touch of gen
tility in her finery, in the real
lace collar, relic of better days,
perhaps, the pearl ear-rings and
the neat gloves. The child is neat
ly dressed, too, and, as she clasps
the woman's hand, locks love at
her guardian. But the woman's
face is not at its best now; there
is an anguished expression upon
it, a careworn look, and a faint
wrinkle upon the pale forehead
hat ages her and lessens the
carm of~ her features.
She is inquiring of the dock
en, of the stevedores, of the
oungers about the whbarves,wheth
r the brig Good Luck has come
n. She always receives the same
eply to her eager question, and
that reply is, that the brig Good
Luck has been lost a month ago,
asbed on a lee shore, and ground
to pieces by the sea, and will nev
er come in-never-never more.
If they told her, she wouldn't
blieve them, for the w oman and
her child have supreme faith
feel as sure as God rules that the
brig Good Luck will come in soon
with cargo and crew, though they
have been asking the same ques
tion and same prayer for many
and many a day.
Then she goes across the street
andI winds her way among the
bales and boxes and passing carts,
ad through all the hubbub and
bustle of the wharf; and climbs a
flight of stairs to where the brig
owners have their office. They
are used to seeing her. They
smile sadly when she enters with
the child, and look significantly
at one another, as much as to
say: 'Poor thing! she's mad. No
wonder, no wonder!'
Mad ! Yes, she is mad with
'hope deferred,' with anxiety to
meet her husband, Caleb Selter,
master of the brig Good Luck; to
meet the master of the brig, her
husband and the father of her
child. Giod of heaven, why does
he stay away from her so long ?
'Is the Good Luck in yet ?' she
asks of a clerk.
'Not yet, ma'am.'
'She is expected, of course, to
'There's a vessel coming in now.
I see the tall masts. Look ! Look !
pointing out of the office window
to the river -front. 'Maybe thbat's
it ! iEllie, dear, look ! there's fath
er's vessel, with father on board!l'
TIhe child clasps her little hands
at the sight.
'Sorry to say that ain't it,
ma'am,' says the clerk, relapsing
into his calcula,tions and paying
no more attention to the woman.
She stares out of the open win
dow at the approaching vessel
drawn by a tug, and then with a
-blank look upon her face, and a
moan that is heart-rending, says :
'No, Ellie, no! That is not th
Good Luck. I see the figure-head
the figure bead of the Good Luc
is an angel ; a white and gold an
gel. No, no ! that isn't it.'
'But papa will soon come hom(
won't he, mamma?' whispered th
Old Mr. Tawmao, who is th<
head of the establishment here
now comes from behind the desk
and, approaching the woman, sayl
in a kindly tone:
'Mrs. Selter, sit down; mak<
yourself as comfortable as you car
in a dingy office like this. Here
little one, come here ; give me a
kiss. A bright, pretty little d9ar
'She looks pale,' said the moth.
er 'She is tired; she has beer
walking too much.'
The old gentleman sits dowr
and lifts the little girl on his kne(
and kisses her.
She winds her arms about hic
neck and exclaims:
'You'll tell my papa to comc
soon, won't you ?'
It was the habit of this firm tc
pay a sort of pension monthly t
the widows of captains who were
lost in their service. It was nol
much of a stipend, being only hall
pay, but it was certainly a blessing
in very many cases. Mrs. Seltei
had always received her husband'i
money here, while he was at sea
or it was sent to her when sho
was sick or the weather was bad
'Ah, Mr. Tawman, I'm sure th<
Good Luck will be in to-day.'
'Certainly it will. What's t<
hinder it?' he answers.
He puts the child down an<
goes over to his desk, and unleck
ing his drawer he takes out an ac
count-book and begins writing i
receipt. Then goes over into th<
Cashier's room. While he is ther<
the Telegraph Clerk calls hir
Click, clickity click! goes th,
magic instrument repeating it
dot and dash message.
'Hear that?' says the operator
'That's news for you I' The pro
prietor could read every word b:
'It's like a message from God,
says Mr. Tawman, reverently.
must not tell her.'
He comes back to where th
woman is sitting, his face is flush
ed with emotion ; some strang
exitement. He throws into he
lap a bundle of bank notes.
'There, Mrs. Selter, now g
home. Take a car at the door.'
'Oh, I'm not tired. And I sboul
like to be here aihen the bri
comes in. But I thank you s
much, so much,'
'Here, little one, says the good
hearted Tawman, 'here's some
thing for you to buy candies with
He puts into her tiny outstretel
ed hand a bright quarter of a dol
lar, and laughs at the wvonder an
delight of the little recipient.
'I'll keep this for my papa.'
Poor little thing, she is wear;
unto sleep. She cuddles hersel
in the big chair and sinks int
slumber in an instant.
'Now, Mrs. Selter, you've ha
no dinner,' says Tawman.
'Oh, yes, sir.'
'Yesterday, perhaps, but I mea
to-day. Go down with Mr. Pe
ton there, our young man, an
get soiinething to eat. You se
we have arrangements for th
comforts of our clerks. We giv
them a hot dinner, and a good dir
ner, too. There's nobody there.'
'Go down there and ask tb
waiter, George,' addressing M
Pelton, whom he had summone<
'to give this good lady a cup
tea and a piece of toast, somx
chicken and all that.' Then pau
ing a moment, as if propriety au
philanthropy are struggling f
mastery in his mind.
'No, no, George. Tell Hende
son to Rend the dinner up into U0
room here ; that's' better!l' TI
young man leaves the room. Thb
Mr. Taw man enters the office agai
and consults the telegraph operi
'Send this message at once, M
Lindsay, if you please.' He writ<
something, and the operator clicl
it off at once. It's a long messag
a very long message indeed ; bi
the Presidnt.'s message itself
not half so important, so interest
ing to those whom it concerns.
Then by the time the message
- is sent, the dinner is ready in Mr.
Tawman's private office, when
Mrs. Selter partakes of it, but does
not think proper to waken the
weary child that she may eat al
Then Mr. Tawman says: 'Now,
you had better go. I'll see to the
child; I'll bring the little girl up
with me to-night.'
No, no ' exclaims the mother.
'I must have my Ellie with me
always, sir. You are so very good,
though, sir ; so very good ! And is
there no news of the Good Luck?'
'Not a word, I'm sorry to say.'
'1I can't be possible. The brig
must come in to-day.'
'I'm sure I hope so, with all my
heart and soul, Mrs. Seller.'
'I know you do,' she responds
with a sigh.
'Now go. I'm-sorry you have
to waken the child, but I suppose
you can't help it.'
'Come, Ellie,' says the mother,
touching her lightly on the shoal
The child with a start awakens
and cries, 'Is it my papa? Dear,
dear papa ?'
Then, seeing her disappoint
ment, she burst into tears.
'Don't cry, dear, don't cry. The
brig will come in. Don't cry '
The good old man speaks sooLh
) ingly to the sobbiag child ; and the
, mother catching her hand walks
slowly and sadly away, followed
by Mr. Tawman, who lifts the lit
> tle girl down stairs and help'both
her and her mother into a car.
i The next morning the woman
- is again loitering about the
- wharves with the same agonized
inquiry. She again puts the ques
3 tion to the wharfmen, and again
3 receives only the same answer.
1 Then, as before, she seeks the of
fice of the brig owners, still ac
i comrpanied by her little girl, and
'Has the brig Good Luck come
.in yet ?
.'INot yet, ma'amf.'
SShe sighs and looks out of the
window at the shipping. She
'says she will wait for Mr. Taw
I man and sits down.
W'hen Mr. Tawman comes in,
as usual he greets her very kind
.ly, and kisses the lifttle girl and
a says :
r 'I'm sorry the brig isn't in yet!'
'Will it be in to-day ?'
co 'I hope so.' And he goes behind
his desk and looks over his letters.
He has not long been engaged in
his correspondence when a scream
from the woman startles him.
She has riseD aDd is poiDtiz.g
L. excitedly out of the window.
- 'Here is aship coming in. Look!
-'That's not it,' says a clerk ;
. 'that's a schooner.'
j 'Oh, no!' adds Mr. Taw man ;
'that's not the Good Luck.'
'It is ! It is 1' She darts from
'the office, dragging the child after
f her, runs across the bustling
o wharf out to the very edge of the
d Mr. Tawman rushed to the win*
dow, opens it and calls to her.
To no purpose, however. All the
n clerks cluster about the window
.- to catch her.
d 'This woman is mad 1' says one.
e 'She is going to drown herself.'
e Tawman says quietly to the
e telegraph operator.
. 'It's the Mary.'
The schooner is being towed ui:
the river by a tug. She is mak
rgpeparations to anchor in the
stream opposite the wharf. All
this time Mrs. Selter is standing
ein the midst of a crowd of excited
people waving her handkerchiel
d and the little girl is waving hers
'Look!i look ! there ! There's
rman overboard 1' cried one of thi
clerks. A cry of alarm goes uj
rfrom the wharf.
'Tfbunder !' exclaims Mr. Taw
man, thoroughly aroused. 'Wha
does that mean ?'
. 'He's swvimming like a fish,' say
r. 'He has landed. Hark at th
:s 'God of mercy!I look!i look
e, shouted the operators. 'She 1
it hugging him ; so is the little girl
s It's Capt. Selter!'
'Thank God 1' exclaimed Taw
man 'and pray heaven she may not
sink under the shock. Poor wo
man. How she clings to the
drenched man. Dear! dear!'
Then be puts cn his bat and
runs down the steps like a boy,
and darts over to where husband
and wife and child are united and
'The Good Luck's come in '
yells old Tawman, lustily.
'Ah ' be exclaimed, shaking the
Captain by the hand, and not car
ing for the gaping and wondering
crowd all around him. 'this isgood
luck, isn't it, eh ? Did you get my
When the man can speak he
'1 planned it all ' chatters old
Tawman. 'You see I got a dis.
patch, yesterday, from the Break
water, saying that Capt. Selter
had been picked up on a raft by
the schooner Mary. The shock
would have been worse to her if I
hadn't told her, when I put her
on the car yesterday, that the
brig would come in; and come in
it did. Over to the office every
one of you, and after dinner and
dry clothes, Cap., we'll have a talk
about business. Come on '
HOW EDISON MADE A BUG.
A correspondent of the Indian
apolis Journal tells the following
story of Edison: One of my let
ters spoke of the possibility of
utilizing the present gaspipes by
running the electric wires through
them. "How is this wonderful
Edison going to get his wires
through the pipes,.I should like
to know ?" asked an unbeliever.
Edison thought it over.
"Why, see here, Johnson !" he
exclaimed, the next morning; "I'll
make a bug that will drag a wire
through all; the pipes in Ne w
"Make a bug ?" said Johnson;
"what in the world are you talk
ing about ?"
"Well, I'll make a bug," said
Edison ; "an iron bug that will go
where you send it, and drag a
wire after it."
His assistants drew around
while he described his coming-or,
rather, his going-bug. Next day
he hatched a rude specimen of
that insect as large as a coat bub
ton. And it stood out on the ta
ble and crawled!
It was constructed thus: A
minute electro-magnet carried be
ind it a fine, insulated wire, the
armature of the magnet oper
ating a friction pawl. Now, ob
serve every time the circuit is
closed through the magnet the ar
mature is attached, the paw]
clutches the sides of the gas-pipe
with its claws, and the magnet
behind is drawn toward the ar
mature about a sixteenth of an
inch. When the circuit is open,
the armature reaches forward
ready to take a second step. Thbus,
at every closing of the circuit the
little magnet- advances one step,
and drags forward the insulated
wire. This description will be
perhaps incomprehensible to non
experts, but more people knoi
something about electricity than
formerly did, and every telegrapL
operator will understand how th
iron bug reaches out its armatur(
and crawls around a gas pipe.
"Now, don't misunderstant
this," said Edison ; "it isn't-at al.
likely it will ever be used to threac
gas pipes ; I have made it merclj
for fun-just to show that I car
make a first class bug that wil
crawl around all by himself.J
shan't make a cockroach, for there
is no necessity for any more, but
By the way, 1 may make a toj
lightning bug,some time. lie coul(
be made to lighten easy enough.
wonder if he could be m-ade t<
Preserve you integrity of char
actr, and in so doing you wil
never wreck on the coast 2f rigb
Hiaste trips up its own heele
ftters and stops itself.
MIND YOUR OUR BUSINESS.
If people would only abstain
from intermeddling in things
with which they have no concern,
and which an unjustifiable inter
est, arising from a prurient dispo
sition of petty curiosity, prompts,
how smoothly affairs would pro
ceed in families and society, and
how much mischief might be
avoided and vexation spared I The
happiness and tranquility of life
depends upon trifles, and by such
is much misery and disquietude
A prying spirit only administers
to its own uneasiness; and thosei
who are on the watch for causes
of offense, find, that one day or
another, they come home to them
in an accumulating wave, like the
I Dutchman, centuries ago, who
cut open a dyke to injure a neigh.
bor, and drowned himself and laid
two provinces under,water. Great
events spring from little -causeg,
and matters, unimportant ia thern -
selves, have - a direful effect in
connection with others.
It is always best to look upon
the shiniig aspect of tbings and
not worry one's self in torturing
every look, gesture and expres
sion into a preconceived notion,and
converting an imaginary - griev
ance into a real trouble. There
is an unhappy fancy in some peo
ple to parade themselves as ib.
jured and long-suffering iridivid
uals; as patient martyrs, and os
tentations victims of the neglect
and indifference of others. This
pioceeds from obstinacy, pride and
an ill-temper and querulous tem
perament, of which they are not
conscious. They fancy that they
are a personification of amiability,
and wbile the world is ringing
with praises of their e'niplary
resignation, they littlelWhik that
they have occasioned themselves
the very sorrow of which they
complain ; and that, had they
known how to practice the great
maxim, "bear and forberr," the
farce of the self-tormentor would
have wanted a prominent illustra
"Oii, IT WAS THE MOCKING
BIRD."-Most young ladies have a
great fondness for birds as "pets,"
and the possession of a mocking
bird or canary is highly prized by
them. This is the case wi-th a
young lady residing on Jones
street, who has a fine mocking bird
that can chirp and whistle to per
fection; but, unlike many others
this young lady persists in having
the cage, containing her pet, hung
in the parlor instead of in her
"boudoir," as is generally the case.
No particular reason was assigned
for this fancy, other than that she
liked to hear the chirping of her
pet, whilst discussing "ritualism"
-with the nice young man, with
lavender pants, who is frequently
seen meandering in the direction
of her house after twilight.
The other evening the cavalier
ca.ied, and was ushered into the
parlor where was seated the fair
one, looking more lovely than
ever in the faint starlight (the
gas not being lighted), and they
were soon in earnest conversation.
Shortly afterwards some member
of the family passing the half
opened door, heard a peculia:
sound, and, pausing to listen, was
impressed with the conviction that
the sound strikingly resembled an
osculatory collision, and looking
into the room, inquired what that
chirping noise meant. The young
lady, hastily moving slightly from
the proximity of her attendant,
replied: "Oh, that's my mock
ing bird chirping." Thbis expla.
nation was, however, only par
tially satisfactory to the inqui.
rer, and when shortly after
wards the lights had been brought
in, and it was discovered that the
cage had been removed to anoth
er apartment to supply with wa
ter, etc., for "birdy," and had not
been brought back, blank dismay
was pictured on the faces of th(
couple who had striven to put oli
their "chirping" on poor "birdy.'
1It may be observed that the chirp
Sing of a mocking bird is very sim
ilar in sound to that produced by
a "paroxymal" kiss.
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JOB PR. .
DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH
HoW MR. AND MRS. FLY TAKE
A WAsH.-Tbe toilet of the fly is
as carefully attended.to .a that of
the most frivolous of human in.
sects. With a contempt for the
looking-glass-an article wbich
he reserves for the most ignoble
uses-he brushes himself up and
wabbles his little round head,
chuck full of vanity, wherever he
happens to be. Sometimes, after
a long day of dissipation and flirt
ing, wit-hbis- -sixsmall legs and
little round belly all ~soiled with
syrup and butter 'and 'cream, he
passes out of the dining-room and
wings his way to the clean white
coid along which the morning
glories elimb, and in this retired
spot, heedless of the crafty. spider
that is practicing gymnastics a
few feet ab&ve him,~he.proceeds
to purify and swe' bimself for
the refreshing: re.pose and soft
dreams. of the balmy summer
night,.so necessary to-one who is
ecpected to be early at breakfast.
It is a wonderful toilet. Resting
himself on his front and middlea'
legs he throws his hind .legs rap
idly over his body, binding dowa,.
his frail wings.for an instant.with
the pressure, then traking 4them -
over with a backward motion,
which he repeat.s until they are.
bright and clear. Then he pushes
the tweeg&salongisbody IrnkF
his wings, - giig bthat l'ueer ;
structure a thorougb .curryiing~,
every now and then throwing 'tfe
legs out and rulbbing them togeth
er to remove what he has collect
ed from his coiporeal surface.
Next he goes to work dio his
'v'an. Resting on his hind~legs
aid middle leds be raises his twp
forelegs and begins a vigorous
scraping of his head and shoulders,
using his proboscis every little
while 'to pusff"flie accumulation
from his limbs. "At tiiies he is so
energetic that it seems~ as if he
were trying to -pull his head off,.
but nofly ever dommitted suicide.
Some of his niotions 'very much
resemble those of pussy at her
toilet. It is plain, even to the
naked eye, that he does his work
thoroughly, f.or whein he has fin
ished he looks like a new fly, so
clean and neat has he made him
self within a few minutes. Thbe
white cord is defiled, but floppy is
himself again, and he bids the
morning-glories a very good even
How LADIES Kiss.-Two' ladies
meet. They pucker their mouths
into an annular protuberance, and
cocking their heads to 'one side, as -
a hen will before picking up a
grain of corn, two facese full of
unspeakable resignation and, in
flexible devotion to duty, approxi
,mate, touch and retire.
The school girl 'kiss is a very
differen.t affair. As unlike the kiss
of friendship as August is unlike
'December, as fire is unlike ashes,
as life is unlike death.
Th.e two school girls meet.
Mouth flies to mouth and lips to
Each would swallow the other.
It is well it is so.
The swallowing tendency -of
one is offset by the like tendency
of the other.
Thus are both preserved for the'
sons of men. -
And they talk while 'they kiss I
Each says to each, "Oh, you
dear, darling creature I Where
have you been these ages?. (since
morning.) I've got so assay things
to tell you 1" etc., etc., 'etc.
And this is all said contempor
aneously with that kiss; in the
same instant of .timue.-Boston
A little.Swedish girl, while out
walking with her father on a star
ry night, became absorbed in con
templation of the skies. Being
aked what she was thinking of,