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Hard on the heart are pressing,
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Will the cross remove,
And leave in its stead a blessing.
'Neath the snow
No roses blow,
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But they gather sweets s
In their dark retreats
To brighten the days that are coming.
Dark and drear 5
The skies appear,
When the cloudy day's declining,
But the night must fall 11
And cover all, t
Ere the sun renews its shining.
TrE DO TOR' IJHOIICE.
The cream of Galton society
was congregated in the Town
Iall, waiting for the lecture.
Conspicuous in the crowd sat
liss Alfreda Morton, smiling and
appy ; for was not her new silk
ress the envy of the.town, and
er hat imported direct from Pa
is, and was not her escort for the
vening young Dr. Grey, the best
eatcb' in Gatton, a rising man in
tis profession, with some fortune
And then it was so seldom that
)r. Grey honored any young lady
with his attentions, that handsome
Iiss Alfreda felt especially honor
She smiled complacently upon
er less fortunate sisters, chatted
aily with the doctor, displayed
or pretty, ringed hands, and
Iade herself the centre of attrac
ion till Mabel Benson and her.
sther came in and took seats in
ront of them.
Now Miss Aifreda had a piece
f spito in her nature, and made
ome pretensions as a musician,
while Mabel Benson was undoubt
dly a better musician.C
The young lady never allowed1
,n occasion to show her petty
alousy to pass,and one was ready
or her now.
She turned to her intimate
riend, Effie Barr, who sat directly
>eind, and said :
'Just look at Mabel Benson's
ion net I It's every bit made up
>t of old pieces. It's her own
york, I know.'
'It looks nice, though, Al freda,'
'Gh, it looks well enough, butE
he idea of wearing such a thing
n good society ! She had those
lowers on her last summer's hat',
,nd that tip-is off her winter hat,
,nd that pearl ribbon is the same
be had on her light silk dress.'
'1 think it is. But you know
he Bensons are not rich, .and
label has to save all she can,'
aid Effie, who was kindhearted.
'Let her save in some other
ay, then ! Why!i don't you think
he actually gave twenty-five dol
ars to the pastor's library !'
'She did ?'
'Yes! Brother Jack's one of the'
ommittee, you know, and he toldI
no. They pay her twenty-five
ollars a quarter for playing the
>rgan, and she gave her last quar
er's salary for the library. She
night have bought a decent bat
ith it !'
'Did you give anything to the
ibrary ?' asked Effie.
'No, indeed ! 1 told him if they
.vould got a new Brussels carpet
'or his study, I would give them
en dollars, but to buy nasty old
>ooks, never I Look at her over
kirt! As sure as I live, that's
Ter old poplin, turned ! I declare,
f .L could not have one. decent
iress, I would not pretend to go
nto good society at all.'
'But, Alfreda, I know she bought ~
1er little brother a now suit with ~
er own money only last week.
[t's good in her you must allow, (
,o spend her means for the rest.' ~
'Bother! I dare say she only E
loes it to get praise for her good- f
ess Anyway, if she goes like a
owdy, she needn't expect to be
ccei ved in respectable society.
won't recognize her, for one.'
'Hush ! there comes the lec
urer,' said Effie.
They settled into attention, but
oung Doctor Grey, who had
card every word of the whispered
olloquy, turned his attention to
liss Benson, who was directly in
cont of him.
He had noticed her before, as a
leasant, sweet faced girl, but now
e gave her as thorough a study
s be could with he:- back towards
His glance-went first to the de.
pised hat, and be saw a dainty
ttle grey creation, with a droop
ig gray plume, and a cluster of
nowy lillies of the valley, and he
ecided, if it was her own work,
was far prettier than many of
he wonderful bats and bonnets
round, which had cost much
And many times during the
vening be was drawn to look at
or regardless of Miss Morton's
ilken robes and luring smiles.
When the lecture was over and
,reetings were exchanged, Miss
Ulfreda turned her back on Miss
3enson, but Doctor Grey lingered
o say good evening.
And as Mabel raised her eyes,
alf astonished, to answer him, he
bserved what he never had be
orc, that her eyes were the
weetest, clearest brown, with an
xpression of earnest womanli
ess in their depths which went
traight to his heart.
After he left Miss Alfreda at
er own door, he went to his own
oom musing oddly on what he
ad heard of Miss Benson.
'Why, I didn't know she was so
weet,' said he to himself: 'De
idely, I must cultivate Miss Ben
on's acquaintance. Thanks to
he stylish Miss Aifreda for the
So it came about the next even
ag, that Miss Morton waited in
er elegant parlor for Doctor
~rey till she was wild with vex
While he, forgetting that she
ad invited him to call, rapped at
e door of Mabel Benson's little
ottage, and quita astonished the
ittle organist by asking per.
uission to spend the evening with
But she was not displeased, ei
her, for Dr. Grey was a very at
ractive young man, and could win
riends when he chose very rap
He did not stay late, but asked
>ermission to call again.
And upon the very next Sunday
vening he did call again.
Miss Alfreda was furious at
eeing this, and deter'mined it
bould soon stop.
She took every occasion to
[raw the Doctor to herself, some
imes getting some attention from
um, but the very next thing he
poiled it all by appearing with
At last there was a grand ox
ursion on the river planned, and
Eiss Morton was one of the com
rittee of arrangements.
She meant to make it a crown
ng stroke, rule Mabel out, and
ecure the Doctor for herself.
She contrived to have it under
tood that no lady was expected
o attend whbo could not appear in
n entire new suit, stylish dressed.
Tnis she knew Mabel could not
Mabel would not attend, there
ore, and she would have the field
lear with the doctor, having al
'eady secured his promise to be
The doctor meant to go.
He also guessed what Miss Al
reda was up to, and determined
o beat her a)t her own game.
She had told him that she was
are Miss Benson did not mean to
:, and she felt quite confident that
e would invite her instead of
But iDr. Grey resolved to find
t for himself what Mabel's in
A day or two before the ex
ursion, he rapped at Mabei's door
gain, and after they had chatted
ocially upon different topics for a
ow minutes, he said :
Mssenn, T should like to
escort you to the excursion on
Thursday. Will you go with
Mabel's sweet face flushed, she
hesitated, and then said:
'I should like to go very much ? sp
But I do not think I can this
'Please tell me your reason ?'
said the doctor, plumply.
Mabel still hesitated and flushed so
'Any objection to your escort ?' ah
'Oh, no !' tb
'Please tell me, then.' th
He got up, crossed over to Ma- th
bel's chair, and sat down beside M
'Don't be afraid to speak frank- to
ly to me, Miss Mabel,' he said, 01
'Very well,' said Mabel, still ba
blushing. 'I know it is very silly w,
of me to care, but this is to be a TI
very grand thing, and the ladies to
will be very stylish dressed. I lu
can't afford a new dress, and I pe
hsd therefore decided not to go.' m
'Precisely,' said the doctor, in
coolly. 'May I be allowed a remark dE
or two ?' "i
'Yes, I suppose so.' nt
'Then, I saw a young lady last -pl
f Sunday, dressed in a hat with a tb
grey feather, a plain black silk li(
dress, and a linen duster. That to
young lady was quite stylish tb
enough for me to be proud to nE
take her anywhere. I want her to w,
go with me next Thursday. Will ca
she do so?' ar
'She would be glad to go. But uE
others might not be so kind in in
their judgment,' said Mabel. st
'That isn't an answer.' T
'Very well-I will go Dr. Grey.' st
The young doctor bent down ot
and took Mabel's band in a strong, ac
warm clasp. re
'Than k you. But I'm not satis- gt
fled, yet. Miss Benson-1abel, i
if you accept me for your escort m
on Thusday, I shall understand re
that you also accept me for your lii
escort through life. Now, Mabel, of
will you go.' t
Mabel hesitated one minute, er
then, lifting her eyes frankly to pI
his face, she said, softly :
'I think I will.' sa
Half an hour later, as they inJ
were sitting side by side, she said : T
'I shouldn't mind the old black in
silk dress, if I only had a new at
'When -you belong to me you at
shall have a new bonnet every b
week if you want it,' said the pl
Doctor, 'but just now I had ra- b
ther see your pretty head crown- ar
ed with 'that little grey concern fo
than the finest hat a milliner ever
got up. Why Mabel, that little as
bonnet brought me to you.' i
And when Mabel looked up in at
wonder, he told her all about the W
night of the lecture. 6
But Mabel did not care now fur
all Miss Alfreda's spiteful flings.
for the whole world could offer p
her nothing better or sweeter than tt
the offering just laid at her feet. ja
Miss Alfreda was furious on o
Thursday when Doctor Grey step- d<
ped on board tho excursion steam- la
er with Mabel B'enson on his arm,
and she read, or guessed the truth
from their happy faces. g
But if she had known it was her
own work she would have been m
much more so. ti
Don't judge a man by the
clothes he wears. God made onee
and the tailor the other.
Don't judge him by his family rs
connections, for Cain belonged to
a very good family.
Don't judge a man by his fail- a]
ure in life, for many e, man fails h
because he is too honest to suc- b
Don't judge a. man by his speech, t
for the parrot talks, and tongue is
but an instrumetnt ofsound. h
Don't judge a man by tbe houseq
he lives ini, for thbe lizzard and the
rat often inhabit the grandest ci
Thbe wortbijest people are most
injured by slanderers ; as we usual
ly find that to be the best fruit q
which the birds h.ave been picking S
It takes one less time to get a
over one's own misTotane than to I
be reconciled to a neighbor's good p
FOR THE HERALD.
New York Fashions.
ring Millinery-New Materials-Novelties
Shapes in new Spring bonnets are
different that every one can have
mnething to suit. The poke bonnet,
so called the Sara Bernhardt, has
e brim pinched at the back, while
e front brim is turned up against
e crown. Then we may see the
arie Christine, which shows the
)nt brim cut open, and this also is
be turned back against the crown.
;her bats come with soft, wide
ims, and these are turned up, down,
ckwards, forwards, or any other
iy, just as the Milliner may fancy.
ie "Cashmere," or Oriental ideas as
coloring and pattern, which I al
ded to in my last letter as about to
netrate everywhere, are notably
anifest in straws, which we see dyed
all sorts of shawl like colors and
signs. During the winter, we had
lasbmere" silks and ribbons, but
>w we find rich ribbons and silks in
ain colors, both dark and light, and
ese will be used as shadings to re
;ve what would otherwise be a pic
re all too bright. Farthermore, as
e gold shades are extremely promi
:nt in Spring goods of every kind,
observe heavy importations of Tus.
n and other yellow straws. They
e at all prices and degrees of fine
s, while chips are constantly dyed
old gold colors. Then we have
raws in braids of alternating colors.
ere is a great run upon this latter
yle ; iome being dark, others light ;
hers dark and light combined, while
ain we see straw bonnets entirely
d, blue, or garnet, for the different
Lrnet shades will continue very fash.
nable. More expensive bonnets are
ade of lace-like braidings ; transpa
nt of course, and needing to be
ied, or again the bonnet is composed
these straw laces united with some
ing heavier. Small turbans for gen.
al wear, are largely brought out and
obably will be much worn by those
ung ladies who have adopted the
me shape this winter. Flowers are
wonderful profusion and beauty.
bey are both large and small, placed
pronounced bouquets or in trailing
id fairy like vines and sprays; the
ter styles being especially appropri
e for those rough, carelessly shaped
its which will be seen at watering
aces. Variety is farthermore given
rthe introduction of feather bands
id fancy wings, which will .be used
r serviceable bats and bonnets.
any are dyed in Cashmere hues, but
sain we observe bright bands of nat
al feathers, as well also as breasts
d heads of birds. Birds likewise
ill be employed, but of course not
New Monrie cloths are covered with
lm leaves and other Eastern fancies;
e same may be said of new lawns
conets and indeed the whole family
cotton goods, both of high and low
~gree. But invariably we find plait
was, etc., to match, and this of coursi
a broad enongh hint that plaii
sods must be combined in order t<
e effect of shading. Light wooler
>ods are likewise devised in Cash
ere patterns ; summer silks are beau
ul in their shawl like semblances
w satins are similarly wrought
w velvets as well, and thus -it be
imes apparent that these Orienta
eas extend throughout the entiri
nge of dress. But it must be re
embered that extra stylishness bringi
>rresponding expense, and therefore
1 these new goods are considerably
igher priced than those which havt
en longer in the market, are less
ronounced in character. Belonging
ithe former class, the jardiniere, 01
oral pattern may be mentioned, the'
owever being still looked upon a.
iite fashionable, while in the lattei
itegory, we find the family of smnal
ecks, stripes, etc., which are always
Short walking costumes will be
uite as much worn as ever. In thi:
yle, the Narcissa is very tasteful
ad adapted to all new wool or silli
aaterials. For a demnitrain, thougl
lowable with a short costume, the
[ermione overskirt is novel and quite
retty, while embodying opposite ideas
-e fin t Alida overskirt which i.
adapted to a walking costume only.
The Alcina is a new polonaise which
combines the effect of a panier basque
with an overskirt, but requires a
trimmed skirt below. The Aleson
basque is an excellent design of light
spring woolens or silk, while for a
spring street jacket, nothing newer or
more jaunty than the Frederica could
be found. LUCY CARTER.
A CHILD'S REQUEST GRANTED.
A little waif away down in Maine
wrote a letter and placed it in a
glove which she had been knitting
for a manufacturing firm. Itw as
found by one of the salesmen of a
Chicago fancy goods house, and
was read aloud to his associates.
It ran : 'I am a little girl only
eight.years old. My name is Cora
Norwood. I live in Bucksport,
Me.. I knit these gloves for eight
cents a pair. I wish the gentle
man who buys them would send
me a wax. doll for a Christmas
present as I bave nore and want
one very bad.' The clerks im
mediatejy purchased. a splendid
wax doll. and forwarded it. to her
by the United States express. The
way bill was filled ou.t as follows :
'Consignor,.Keith Bros. & Co. Chi
cago, Ill.' 'Address, Cora S. Nor.
wood, Bucksport, Me.' Collect
nothing.' 'Prepaid with Jove.'
'Remarks: Be happy.' Across
the face of the way bill was writ
ten : 'The letter pasted on this
way bill is a request found in a
pair of gloves, and this. box con
tains the desired wax doll, being
the gift of the employees of the
firm selling the gloves. Please
let this way bill go through and
be delivered with the doll. Those
who handle the way bill. m.ay in
dorse on the back. their Happy
New Year. B. Schermerborn,
Agent.' When the young lady
received her doll the way bill bore
testimony to the good wishes of the
transfer clerks all along the line.
Two VALUABLE INvENTIONS.
The following new inventions
by residents of Nevada have been
caveated .at the Washington Pa
A Barber's Muzzler.-This is a
very serviceable contrivance
which can be faskened over a bar
ber's mouth to prevent his talking
while shaving customers. .It is
made of iron, padded inside, and
can be fastened securely so as to
covet the whole mouth. Itis fur
nished with clamps and screws
which are fixed at the back of the
head. Price, $2.50. Those fur
nished with a lever attachment
for the purpose of breaking the
barber's jaw come at $3. The
plates whbich fit on the eheek are
of the best chilled steel.
The Bonnet Grapple.-This lit
tle machine is destined to be of
great service to theater-goers. it
is an ordinary grappling-book
with a rope attached. T be grap
ple is thrown over any lady's bon
net which may happen to .b
struct the view, and the crowd be.
hind can always be ,dopended
upon to pull the rope. It some
times disfigures the lady's face
permanently;. in which case she
never returns to again obstruct
the view.- Virginia (NYev.) Chron.
THE HILL OF ILIFE.-The roads
leading over the hill of life are nu
merous; some people take the road
which is bright and gay--on which
flowers of the richest hue are
blooming-but they find, that be.
fore they are half way, the flowers
are faded, all is bleak, they are
weai ied and are glad to lie down
and die; others strive to go over
the steep bank~s which lead to for
tune and t; fame, but the paths
on which they walk are bleak and
rugged; some stop at a deep pre
cipice which they are unable to
pass; the foothold of others gives
away; and they are hurled to the
bottc,m; while only a few reach
the coveted goal; but the wise
man chooses the road which goes
over the bill with a gradual slope,
on w bich here and there are sweet
flowers which cheer him on his
way untii he arrives at his jour
ney 's end, where dwell Peace,
Happiness and Contentment.
Next to space hope is the most
boundless thingr in all creation.
Blind Tom's birthplace is Geor
gia and he began to excite atten
tion as a musician at the age of
four years. All sounds afforded
him delight ; even the crying of a
child caused him dance about in a
state of cestacy. When at home
he often bit and pinched "his bro
thers and sisters to make them
emit cries of pain. If kept away
from a piano, he would beat
against the wall, drag chairs about
the room, and make all sorts of
noises. When in London, a flute
was pruduced for him, of a. very
complicated pattern, and having
twenty-two keye. He frequently
rises up at night and -plays this in=
strum ent,imitating upon it all sorts
of sounds which he may hear at
the time. Once when the agent
attempted to make him stop play
ing a piano in a high-tohed -hotel,
at three o'clock 'ri the, morning
Tom seized him and thew him
through the -door. In Washing.
ton, he threw'a man down-stafrs,
who came in bis .room. When at
his home, in Georgia, he lives ina.
building about two hundred yards
from the house, and there remains
alone with his piano, playing ae
day and night, like one possesded
of madness. Bad weather has an
effect upon. his music. -In cloudy,
rainy seasons. be plays somber mu
sic in minor chords, and wh6n the
sun shines and the birds si-g, he
indulges in waltzes and light mu
sic. Sometimes he. will hammer
away . for hours, producing-b
most horrible discord imagiriabie.
Suddenly a change cmes over bit,
and be indulges in magnificent
bursts of harmony taken'.frow he
best productions - of-the masters.
Since his childhood he has been
an idiot, and he played.nearly as
well at the. age of seven as he does
now; but now his- repertoire Js.
mun larger, as he can play any
thing be has ever heard. He now
plays about seven thousandfreits,
and picks 'up new ones every
where. It is a cnrious.fact that
he wilt not pla.y Sunday Sebool
music if be can help it, having a
great dislike for it.
THE MEANEST MAN.-AImost
every city and town, lays claim to
the meanest man, but we believe
that the smallest specimen of a
mean man resides in Newbury
port, says tLhe Herald of that city.
A few days -ago he called At/a
hardware store, and represented
that he was troubled with a mouise
in his pantry at - home, at the
same time asking the clerk for the
loan of a mouse-trap to catch the
animal. The clerk replied ~ht
was hardly the way business was
-done at that establishment,- but ins
formed the gentleman who was
being impoverished by the niuse'
that a good trap could be puir
chased for twenty cents. After'
some bickering the bargainewas
concluded. .A few days 'after
ward, h owever, in walked th e
owvner of the trap with the informs.
tion that he had been successful inl
catching the mouse, and that the
ar ticle would be of no further tse to
him. This was folloy'ed by'a re
quest that the storekeeper take
back the trap and return him the
original p)rice. Thbis was rather a
stagg'er in the way of cheek, but
the man behind the counter quiet
ly took out twenty cerats, passed
it over to the m. in., and remarked
that be would refu the money
and at the same time present him
with the trap. Gracefully thank
ing him the mn. m. quietly pock
eted the cash and trap, and walked
out with the satisfied air of con
Never permit the most~ resolute
curiosity, or the most friendly con
cern, tonfnd the lowest depth of
character. Gain the reputation
for r-escrve by reserving.
*Our actions are our own ; their
consequences bclong to heaven.
Reason is the test of r'dicule
not ridicule the test of truth.
When reason is against a man, a
man will be against reason.
Censure is the tax a man pays
thre public for being eminent.