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9 BABY'S FIRST WORD. es
BY PAUL H. HAYNE.
We watched our baby day by day, as
With earnest expectation, $C
To bear his infant lips unclose
In vague articulation.
K But weeks, nay, weary months, passed on' lo
His last wee tooth had broken
From rosy gums,-yet not a word,
Not one, had baby spoken. is
"O Rol!" I cried, "it cannot be
A child so quick and clever, I
Who hears ('tis plain be hears our talk), w
Should thus stay dumb forever!"
Rol answered sharply, vexed and red, St
of "What wretched nonsense, Jenny! hi
I never could have dreamed, my dear,
You'd prate like such a ninny!" lY
(Yes, that's the term, I must confess.
ON By which, with judgment narrow, m
He dared for once,-just once, you know- la
To call his "winsome marrow.")
But what cared I? since, as I live, th
True as my name is Jenny, c
From out the cradle, clear and loud,
Came back the bad word "Ninny!"
Thence up rose baby, all aglee,
His peaceful slumbers routed,
And thrice that naughty, naughty word dC
He spoke, nay, almost shouted! ta
Rol, glancing in my startled eyes, St
His mirth could scarcely smother. an
But oh! to think the rogue's first word ba
Should thus abuse his . .. mother!
-Youth's Companion. B
e,, Or, True sympathy Rewarded,
)rip- 'It is no use, mother, I would
sooner stay at home than wear M
Br that dress again,-I did want to to
t**' go to this party, and I wanted w
some kind of a pink dress-I could pl
etor not have a silk, but I could get a A
&c., tarletan and have it just as pretty in
t as I want for ?2. Indeed, it is ne
too hard,' Effie said, almost cry- or
-I am very sorry, my dear, but in
tan you know I began this year with ot
,by the determination of not going in- it
to debt for a thing. I am just get- is
a~ ting a little relieved now. Bear of
Sup, my child, next year you can m
ea have more pretty clothes,' the
Smother said, soothingly. o
S ext year ! Oh, mother!iNext w
* year I may not care for them. m
EL Don't you know that Mr. Arthur
told us Willie Carleton would be m
ughome, and the party was given n<
'~for him ?'w
Wih There was a bright flush on the E
Spretty face that looked so en treat- da
Singly into her motber's.
'How can I manage it? No way gi
that I can see.' t
~''Mamma-oh, 1 know ! .Please
mamma, Mr. Stewart's rent will mn
-be due in-let me see-yes, just ni
eight days. Ask him to let you ui
d,have half of it. Do0 !' al
Her voice was raised in the ex
De- citemnent of the moment, and Mrs._
-ow Fairleigh said :
En- 'Hush, dear, he will hear you.' ~
orld. 'Ob, no, he cannot. I heard him
go out over half an hour ago- t
aper 'Indeed I cannot dear. Mr.
Stewart has always been so
Sprompt. 1 might borrow it, but
c'ie hate so to do it. Well we will see ;
tabut don't make up your mind to
Y. it. t
__ Then her thoughts flew to the
one she wanted to wear the dress
T wo years before-when Willie d
LsS was on the eve of leaving home
wml for a sea voyage, he had told lEffie
ote she ought always wear pink. And
he looked so much, and said not a h
~great deal, but only a word now
~:and then, that with his image, had
sabeen treasured in Effie's heart a
o h ever since.
'Why, mother, how pretty you 4
__- look. I declare that puts me in
mind of what Mrs. Arthur said
the other day-that she did not
Sknow how Mr. Ste wart could live
Sin the same hoube with you and
not fall in love with you-tbait
Syou were prettier now than half
Sthe young girls she knew.'t
'Hush-sh directly, Effie. How
c].e could Mrs. Arthur talk so ? 1 am
astonished at you Effie, to repeat e
her words. Dear me!I suppose
s,es Mr. Stewart should be in hist
room I IDo go and try the door.
I shall be miserable until 1 am e
* une hn has gone out. He could i
3ar every word, and wnat woula
3 think of you and me ?' Mrs,
%irleigh said, looking vory un
Mr. Stewart was in his room,
id he beard every word. Quick
thought he darted across the
or and noiselessly turned the
'Now rest easy; the door is
eked and he is out, of course.
u know wher he is in, the door
never fastened,' Effie said.
'Go and see if the key is out.
cannot rest, I'm so afraid. And
bat would be think of me?'
Quickly across the room Mr.
ewart went again, returning to
s armchair with the key not on.
to Mrs. Fairleigh's front door,
it with the key to the little wo
in's heart and her reserve of
'Then she does care what I
ink of her,' Mr. Stewart said ;
am glad of that.'
'The key is out, mother,' said
'I am relieved now. Now, child,
n't you ever talk or let anybody
lk to you like that again. Ar.
ewart has some sorrow, I know,
d I would not add to that by
,ving such talk reach his ears.
it, indeed, I should like to know
bat his trouble is; and I'd like
comfort him if I could. He is
good man, I know, and I'm sor
enough for him.'
And in the front room Mr.
The next day there was a light
p on the back door, and Mr
ewart stepped in, saying :
'I am going out of town to-day,
rs. Fairleigb. I may get back
-morrow, or perhaps not for a
ek or ten days. So, if you
ease, I'll pay for my room now.
ad, madame, if you would have
quired a little among your
ighbors, you would have found
it and saved me the mortifica
)n of knowing that I was keep
g your room for ?4, ?I less than
her gentlemen are paying for
e same kind of room. There it
for this month, and the balance
last month. Good morning,
And Mr. Stewart was out and
F before the astonished little
oman could offer a word of re
'Oh, how lucky ! Mr. Stewart is
y fairy, surely. And if I did
>t know better I should think he
as in the room and hoard us!l
Efie exclaimed, her bright eyes
ncing with delight.
In loss than an hour the happy
ri was on her way to purchase
Le pink tarletan.
'This is a clever little ruse of
ie,' said Mr. Stewart. 'But,
less I can manago to steal in
oberved, I shall have to stay
night at a hotel, or-let me
*e! Cannot I fix up some story
-not exactly a lie-to tell the
d woman ? What a sweet voice
ie has! Ah! I have it! I will say
received a letter, and learned
iat the gentleman I had business
ith was in town, and there wai
:longer any necessity for going
es, that will do.
And, well pleased with the littli
[an for Effie's pleasure and hit
wn relief, he determined to re
irn borne as usnal, and give the
ivented reasons for his not being
at of town.
Effie was just stepping into
raper's when she felt her dresi
ulled gently, and, turning, sh<
tw a little, pale face, with great
leading brown eyes raised t<
'Please, oh please, give me some
'uing for mamma. She's so sick
od so cold and hungry, too I'
The little thing was shivering
.nd Effie saw the poor blue toe
eeping out of the old shoe .
'Oh, come on, Effie ; it's th
sme old story they all tell.
m going to got some fixings fu
be party ; are y ou ?' said a frien
'Please!l' the quivering lips u1
'Come, do,' said the gay girl.
Effie put her hand in her poch
t, took out and opened the pori
aonnaie. Nothing was there bu
wo pound notes.
The child's eyes were fixed f
agerly on her face that slie coul
'I must help her; I believe she
is telling the truth,' she said, turn
ing to her companion, who, with
a toss of her head, said:
'Very well-I came out to buy,
not to be sold,' and passed on.
'Where do you live, child ?'
'Not far. Will you come ? You
will know then.'
Effie followed the little form as
she hurried, shivering, along sev
eral squares to a row of small but
decent looking houses. Opening
the door she led her friend up the
stairs to a small, almost empty
room. Tears sprang to Effie's
eyes as she saw the pale face so
wasted and full of suffering. Effie;
listened to her story, and then
bidding the child to stay with her
mother, she started off.
In less than half an hour she
was back again, w.ith a strong,
pleasant looking woman, bringing
a basket well filled with things
Effic thought the best for the sick
A fire was soon started in the
little grate; a cup of tea and toast
were placed before the mother.
Nell started down stairs to beg
their landlady to let the girl broil
a piece of steak on her fire. From
the basket Effie took a pair of
shoes and warm stockings for lit
tie Nell. When the dear, good
girl bad made them comforta
ble, she placed the balauce of her
money in the woman's hand, tell
ing her that she must take it to
buy medicine with. And then
she went to find her a doctor, and
sent him where she bad been.
Willingly he went, bless his kind
heart, feeling never better paid
than when having a chance to
help God's needy ones.
* * * * * *
'And that's where the money's
gone?' said Mrs. Fair!eigh, that
afternoon, when Effie told her
story of the sick woman and poor,
'Yes, mother ; and I hope you
are not hurt about it. I'm not
going to ask for any more. I
don't care about the pink dress
now,' Effie said, looking doubtful
ly at her mother.
'Dear child, I am not hurt about
it, but you were so happy when
you went off to spend your
'Oh, yes, mother; but oh !I am
happier now ; indeed I am. Just
think how much my money has
'But their names, my child ;
you have not told me that.'
'Why, hers is Eleanor Fenton,
and Nell, her little child.'
Scarcely had she uttered these
words when a quick step crossed
IMr. Stewart's room; his door
opened, and without a knock
'Take me to them !' Mr. Ste wart
cried. 'They are mine-my child
and hers ! God bless you Effie, for
whatyounhavedone! Now come
with me quickly, do !'
Au hour had hardly passed
when a carriage rolled up to Mrs.
Fairleigh's door, and soon after
Mr. Stewart came in bearing in
his arms his daughter. Gently
b e placed her in his armchair, be
'fore the brightly burning fire, and
-then turning to Effie, he said :
S'Will you stay and take care of
them while I speak to your mo
SNever in the world was a wo
man so taken by surprise as Mrs.
SFairleigh, when, meeting her in
'the hall, Mr. Stewart said, taking
Sher hand and drawing her into
her own room:
-'Mrs. Fairleigh, if 1 had had a
cheerful heart, I should have
offered it to you long ago. But I
could not think of casting ray
Sgloom over you. Now I1 am re
lieved, and will be happy if you
Swill just say yea to my question
can you care enough for me to
rmarry nwe? My poor daughter
wants a mother's care, and Effie
ought to bave a father, and I-I
-want the little woman who said,
only yesterday, she would likeb to
'Oh ! did you hear ?' Mrs. Fair
leigh began saying, blushing like
a young girl.
*'Yes, all-but my answer.'
'Yes. Thna enough. Thank
you, dear Mary,' Mr. Stewart said
raising ber hand to his lips an(
then drawing her nearer. 'I hav<
felt like kissing you many times
I might as well begin now.'
And before Mary could object
the kiss was taken ; and with i
merry laugh, the first she bac
ever heard from Mr. Stewart, hE
drew her with him to his daugh
'Here my daughter, is the mo
ther of your kind little friend
and she will very soon, I hope, bE
your motber, too.'
And when Mary Fairleigh wa:
bending over to kiss Eleanor, Mr
Stewart went and put his arm
around Effie, and asked :
'Can you make up your mind tc
welcome me with a kiss,: littl(
'Indeed .[ can,' said little Effie
with a warm kiss, 'and I am jusl
as glad as I can be.'
Under their loving care the
widowed daughter soon grew wel
and cheerful again ; and Nell'E
merry laugh resounded through
out the house.
The night of the party EffiE
stayed at home. She forgot al
about it in the excitement of thal
day on which Mr. Stewart founc
his daughter, and the next also
Then the third day it was to be
and then it was too lato to gel
How happy she was! Ho%
happy they both were! The par
ty was quite forgotten until aftei
11 o'clock, when Willie startec
'They will never forgive me
But how I hate to go. May ]
come to-morrow ? Will you takE
a walk ? And in the evening we
will go to the opera, and-I as
selfish enough to make you prom
ise that while I am here you wil
go with no one else ? Say, Effie
promise me that, and I will g
away contented to night anc
happy enough, too !'
Of course she promised, and
was glad enough to do it.
And, with such a beginning, we
may know before a week hac
passed she had promised more
Mr. Stewart carried his wife tc
their eiegant home just as soot
as their daughter was well enougi
to be removed, and that was
scarcely a month after he found
her. And in the new home there
is to be a wedding right soon
Willie doesn't believe in long en
gagements, neither do I.
'You are very happy, Effie,' bei
mother said, as they were busy
in making beautiful things foi
'Indeed, I am, mother. I hav<
been every hour since I spent my
money. Oh. mother, did evel
two pounds bring such happines
'Oh, my love, it is all the re
ward of a pure, kind and loving
MISS JOHNSON'S PL AN.
How to Treat the Traditionial "Nan Unde:
One of the most striking char
acteristics of woman is her cheer
ful perseverance in looking unde
the bed for a man. No man in hia
senses ever looks under the be<
for a woms,n, but there arc mnil
lions of wo,men in this countrj
who would find it quite impossibl
to .sleep in any bed under whici
they had not previously searche<
for a concealed man. Experienc<
is lost upon them. The averag
unmarried woman of forty year
of age has usually looked ude
the bed at least 7,500 times, with
out ever once finding the expecte
man, but she is not in the leas
discouraged by so long a course c
failure ; and it would be easy t
find women of eighty or ninet;
years who still nightly search fc
the man whom they have neve
Miss Johnson, of Evanston, Ne>
York, will hereafter be famous a
a woman, whose long persevel
ance has been signally rewarde<
It would be indelicate to inquir
into her precise age, had she nt
Ade..ribed herself in a recent all
davit as having been born in the
I year 1834, and we may therefore
take it for granted that she is at
least 43 years old. If we assume
that she began to look under the
bed at the age of 15, it follows
that she has performed that cere
l mony more than 10,000 times.
Until last Friday night she never
found the smallest fragment of a
man under her bed, but on that
eventful night her perseverance
was rewarded, and the long-sought
man greeted her astonished gaze.
Miss Johnson being an unmar
ried lady, not wholly unconnected
with the milliner's trade, and full
of womanly independence, resides
entirely alone in a small house
containing but three rooms, a
kitchen, shop and bedroom. Dogs
she despises, and cats she mis
trusts; while, as for men, she re
gards them as poor creatures, who
may possibly have their uses in
time of drought, when water must
be carted from the creek; but
who, as a rule, make more trouble
about a house than their necks
are worth. Holding those views,
it naturally follows that Miss
I Johnson lives alone, and the cool
bravery with which she locks up
her house at night and seeks her
solitary couch, no matter if a first
class thunder storm is in progress,
has for years been the admiration
of the more timid of her sex.
It was about 11 o'clock last
Friday night when Miss Johnson
stooped down and looked under
her bed for a possible man pre
cisely as she had done on ten
thousand previous nights. Whe
ther she was or was not astonished
at perceiving a large-sized man
lying under the bed with the back
of his head toward her, will never
be known, but at any rate, she
gave no sign of astonishment, and
did not even inform the man that
she saw him. On the contrary,
she resumed with great delibera
tion the nocturnal twisting of her
back hair, and even softly hum
med 'Hold the Fort," with as
much distinctness as could be ex
pected of a woman while holding
a comb between her teeth. Her
back hair -being finally finished,
she opened her window, turned
down the lamp until it gave forth
a dim and modest light, and then
stepped gracefully into bed, but
not to sleep.
That sagacious woman was per
feotly well aware that the man
under the bed, not suspecting that
he had been discovered, would
creep forth w ith a view to plunder
as soon as. be found that sbe was
asleep. The bedstead stood in the
corner of the room, and from the
position of the man it was plain
that be would creep out at the
side of the bed. Miss Johnson,
therefore, changed her usual man
ner of composing herself to rest,
and lay, as she subsequently ex
pressed it, "flat as a pancake,"
with her head projecting over the
side of the bed at the precise lo
cality wbere she expected the
man to app)ear. For at least half
an hour she lay perfectly still,
watching for the man with a
stealthy vigilance that would have
done credit to an astute and ex
-Not a muscle or a hairpin of her
.frame moved, and her breathing
a was as slow and regular as that of
3 a profound sleeper. At length
I the man, confident that she was
- asleep, softly began to worm him
r self from under the bed, moving
, after the manner prescribed by
Sway of penalLy to the original ser
i pent of the Garden of ~Eden. Lit
a tle did he imagine that a pair of
a pitiless gray eyes were waiting
s for the appearance of his head,
r while a pair of lithe and nervous
.hands were ready to pounce upon
. his cars. It wvas not many min
t utes, however, before each ear
f was suddenly caught in an inex
o orable grasp, and his head began
yto oscillate with remarkable speed
r between the floor-and the edge of
r the bedstead.
Von Moltke himself could not
V have surpassed Miss Johnson's
S tactics. She had the man comi
7pletely at her mercy, an I he was
1. as helpless as though ais head
e were in the stocks. A. first his
t captor maintained a gri:a silence,
- but after she had bumoed him
sufficiently to ease her mind, she
addressed him upon the wicked
ness and folly of seeking to rob
her. In vain did the man protest
that his motives were innocent;
that he had mistaken the house,
and had merely intended to take
a quiet nap under his own bed
stead, where the flies could not
find him. Miss Johnson sternly
told him that he could not make
her believe any such nonsense,
and that she would "let him
know," and would also "show
These threats were carried out
by a renewal of the bumping pro
cess, until the man yelled for
mercy so loudly that the neighbors
were aroused, and rushed to Miss
Johnson's house with the firm
conviction that a gang of burglars
had murdered that excellent wo
man, and were quarreling over
the division of her spoils. It was
not until a strong force, armed
with clubs and hatchets, had
recklessly entered the room that
Miss Johnson snrrendered her
captive, with the remark that
the sooner they took themselves
off the better, and that if any
other man would like to hide un
der her bed, she was entirely
ready to knock a little sense into
Thus this intrepid woman not
Duly defended herself with the
most signal success, but she
pointed out the true way to deal
with a man under the bed. Most
women would have tried to poke
the man out with a broom, at the
same time requesting him to
"shoo." The result would have
been to expose themselves to an
attack at a very great disadvan
tage. Miss Johnson's plan, on
the contraiy, places a man under
tho bed entirely at the mercy of a
cool and courageous woman, and
those women who may at any
time hereafter find a man un.der
their respective beds will do well
to imitate her example, and share
her well-earned glory.
THINGS TO BE AVOIDED.
Never betray a confidence.
Never leave home with unkind
Never neglect to call upon your
Never laugh at the misfortunes
Never give a promise that you
do not fulfill.
Never fail to be punctual at the
Never make yourself the hero
of your own story.
Never fail to give a polite an
swer to a civil question.
Never question a servant or
child about family matters.
Never refer to a gift you have
made or favor you have rendered.
Never associate with bad com
pany. Rave good company or
Never appear to notice a scar,
deformity or defect of any one
Nevex answer questions in gen
eral company that have been~ put
Never lend an article you have
borrowed unless you have per.
mission to do so.
Never exhibit anger, or impa
tience. or excitement when an ac
Never pass between two per
sons who are talking together
without an apology.
4ever enter a room noisily ;
never fail to close the door after
you and never slam it.
Next to her own love affair a
girl is interested in somebody
else's love affairs.
Forty years is the old age of
youth, while fifty years is the
youth of old age.
Motives are like harlequins
there is always a second dress be
neath the first.
Prosperity seems to be scarcely
safe unless it is mixed with a lit
The man lacks moral courage
who treats when he should re