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PEACE ON E4RTH, GOOD
WILL TO HE-N.
It came upon the Imidinight elear.
That glorious song of old,
From ngels bending iiear the e:irth,
To touch their hmrjs of goil!
"Peace to the earth guod will ,o men
From the heaven's all graf:ousKing!''
The vorld in solemn stillnesz lay
To hear the angel sing.
Yet will the woeS of sin and strife
The world has. sat'ered long;
Beneath the angel strain have rolled
T%vo thousand years of wrong:
And mnian. at war with man. hears n;ot
The love song which they brillg;
Oh! hush the noise, ye men of .strift,
And hear the angels sing.
And ye, beneath life's crushing load,
Whose forms are bending lov:
Who toil along the Climbing way
With painful step and Alow.
Look now%! for gla(i and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
Oh! rest besides the weary read,
Anti hear the angels sing.
For lo! the days are ha;tening oi.
By prophet bards foretold,
When with the ever eireling years
Comes nIn1l the age of gold;
When Peace shall (ver all the eai tIh
Its ancient splendlor ig
And the whole world give baek the
Which now the angels sing.
IN THE WINDOW$
"I'll keep the light in the win(low,
Sandy, till you come back."
"Never mind, mother," said the
boy, standing at the door in an un
certain, slouching kind of way,
--I-I miglt be late."
"It's dark along the lane," said
the mother, "and a bit of candle
light would be ill-spared if you got
a tumble by it. I11 keep the can
die buning till ye come back."
She was a hard featured Scotch
woman, healthy and active, though
no longer young, and, as she talked
she worked on, ironing the linen
she had washed and starched, and
heaping it, like a snowdrift, in a
great basket bcsides her. Four
other children were in the room,
girls and boys too young to do much
for themselves, but Sandy was eigh
teen, a tall, handsome fellow, with
ripe lips and cheeks, and dancing
eyes. "If Sandy only would have
been a little steadier," the mother
often sighed; but to be -steady"
was not Sandy's forte. Off, ever
and always to the river-side, where
other lounging boys watched the
boats come in at the ferry, or
plunged stones into the water for,
the village pet, the great Newfound
land, '-Whiskers," by name. to fetch.'
No harm in that, the ryther thought
if the boys had all been good; but
evenings, at the store, they were
worse; and the decent washerwoman
shivered as she listenedl to her boy's
home-comning step at nights, lest
some day lhe should cop)y Squire
Peeler's boys and drink too much.
Squire Peeler's boys were her terror,
though they were the s~ons of the
richest man in the neighborhood.
But now, as Sandy stood in the door
so tall, and fair, an bonny', the
mother's heart grew light. "He'd
be sure to 'settle dlown' and help
her with the brains, some day,"
she said No dagtbt of that; he wais
but a bit-b oy now; anid she ironed
on nntill her- work was done, and
then putt the candle in the window
to light the boy along the lane at his
home coming. The candle burnt
itself away and sunk into the soc
ket, and the very wick smouldered
out, leaving only smell and smoke
behind it, and still lit no Sandy
across the threshold of his humnble
home, for thiat night4 Saindy ra.i
T4he life at homxe was too hard
for him. The restraints of h's
mother's watchful eye irked him.
'To do his own will, to have his own
way, Sandy left his home behind
him, but lhe had grace enough to re
member, with a pang, these words:
"I'll keep the light burning till
ye come back, Sandy."
Some vague hope of being rich
and doing great things for those at
home, was in his mind, or he be
lieved so- but a seltili dlesire to es
cape the drudgery and1 the res
traint gave the actual impulse to
his steps. He shipped as a sailor
the neg day, and began in earnest
a wild and rackless sailor's life.
It suited him. Now and then,
when the storm was at its height.
and far in the distance the lamps
of some tall lighthouse shone like
a great red eye, the tiny flicker of
that window-sheltered candle would
dawn upon his memory, and he
would hear his mothers voice say
ing, "I'll keep it burning unjtil ye
come back. Sandy." Now and then
amid the yarns and songs of the
forecastle merry-making, he heard
the cooning of the tnnes aba naee
to sing over hLr work-old Scottish
ballads, or perhaps sonie hymns
handed down fro;m the time when
the old Covenanters worshipped
God, and defed man among the
purple heather. They never lured
him home to help her, though.
The years rolled on, and even
this one sting of conscience ceased
its paining. In those days there
were no such beings as sober sailors,
nor captains of teinperance princi
ples. flard drinkers were most old
salts. and most young ones. Sandy
drank with the rest. lie grew broad
and stout. His ceek was bronzed,
his light hair changed its tint, his
voie grew deep and coarse. Ile
was in no way a good man, but lie
was a good sailor. As the years
passed lie caine to be an office.
first minate of the Agameinnon. His
pockets were full enough for all his
purposes. The sea was better than
land to him, and when on shore he
led that kind of boisterous life that
drives the thought of "mother' from
men's very souls. le had friends,
at least he thought so, men who
knew him when his "pay" Jingled
in his pockets. IIe was not niggard
ly--nay, once he had emptied his
remaining dollars in to a beggar's
hand. Sandy was the bravest of the
brave; but he had never been gen
erous enough nor brave enough to
go back to the eastward seaport.
whers his mother had left the can
dle burning for him in the window
Five years were gone, and ten
and fifteen and twenty. A man
nearly forty years of age stood in
Sa'ndy Cameron's shoes-a man
who led the wildest life under the
moon ashore; a man to whom firely
brandy was as water to a child; a
man who remembered God only in
his oaths; when the Agamemnon
came after a long and stormy voy
age just within sight of the coast
within siglht of its light-house, at
least, for in the darkness of a
stormy night nothing else was visi
ble. Battered with storms already,
brusied by the waves, wounded by
rocks, still the Agamemnon fought
her way homeward; by the morrow
eve sound earth would be beneath
the feet of the wave-weary mariners
-for ouce, at least, all longed ior
it, even wild Sandy Cameron. He
was glad. IIe watched the tower
ing lamps with joy, and swor.e that
they were pleasant sights. Before
he slept he stf)oo( a long while lean
ing over the taffrail, smoking, and
thinking,. if he ever thought. It
was an evil lingering for the Aga
memnnon. A spark from the cigar
held in unsteady hand, regarded by
eyes not brighter for recent draughts
of brandy, made its way somehow,
wind borne cr demon-borne, into
the places wh re the cargo of the
vessel had been stored away, and
a,t the dead of night they of the mid
watch saw stealing through the
planks beneath them red and y'ellow
Longues of flames. The vessel was
-'Fire ! fire ! fire '" the word1 rang
ts way to heaven., shouted by every
aqngue on board.
The scecne that > llowedl beggars
leseription. Non :who lived to re
member ever coal 1 forget. There
~vas na hope from the first, none
;ave in the boats. They were filled
it on1ce. W'.o could forget it!
in, who co 11(1 forget it. The
>dman po'.nting~ to the lights
m~ shore and c'rving :
"I wanted to see the children once
'i fore I (lied.
Tne captain, deathly pale, show
ng that stran;e bravery which sai
or-s only passss at su2h a tinje,
Changing from a dlictatoral old
iaird drinker tom a very hero; cling
r'g in romaQ tie fondlness to his ship;
'd while 1Le did his best for every
>thcr soul -m hoard, f'o-getting him
;elf and vowingz to sink with
The young passenger and his
>ridle-she clung to him; the moth
~r with her ba'e boiind to her breast
-praying on her knees amid the
umult. The or-phan child going
omeli to its grand p~renlts, wondecr
~tric.ken, and yet scarcely consce ous
f its danger. The sailors changed
ike the captain into heroes. Wbho
o0uld forcret all this? Amid them
dl ggantic in his ..rength qobeie
it last by the awful scene around
nim, toiled Sandy Caimeron. Tiey
-ememberedl him well whose lives
ie saved. The bronzed man with
i&ght hair and the grrip of IIercules.
So the boats and ra 'ts-some to live
some to die-were all afloat. All gone
nto darkness, and struggling forms
ind vanished f'rom the waves. and
ilone together, thie flames approach
ng them like dancing demons.
stood old Captain Oaks and his
irst mate, Sandy Cameron,
"Captain," said Sandy', "it's most
"Aye. aye, lad."' said the captain
'Give me your fist. We've sailed
ogether a good while, now. We
seem bound for the long voyage
1ow. Lord help us, Sandy."
'-There's a chance yet, maybe,"
said the first mate. "Try for it cap
'-No," said the sailor," I go with
ie r. No wife waits for me, no
3hild. She's my wife and children.
ill in one. Try you. I go down
That was the last that Sandy
Cameron saw or heard of the cap
lain. A rush and a roar from be
low, where spirits were stored, end
ed the words. There came blind
ness aV1 silence, and time paused
At last there was sound again.
The sound of waters. Sight. the
red lamps of the light-house. Feel.
ing. that of the wet sand against
his face. Some strange providence
had saved Sandy Cameron's life,
Bruised and weak, lie lay motion.
less for a long while. Bruised and
weak, still he staggered to his feet at
Above him-his sailor eye used
to remember such things-towered
well-known rocks, kissed by a strug.
gling moonlight. The sea had flung
him into the arms of his native sea
port: and up above. a man wander.
ing along the shore, watching the
light-house signals, perhaps, was
Singing a hymn:
"There'a a light in the window for thee,
There's a light In the window for thee;"
And then the tears rolled down
the sailor's cheeks, and his soften
ed heart yearned for the mother
who had said: "I'11 keep the light
till ye come back Sandy.''
Twenty yars ago, and she was
nearly fifty then. Probably she
was dead; but some one might be in
the old home vet, who could tell
him of her. And so, in the mid
night darkness, the sailor staggered
up the river path. through the chang
ed streets. and. led by the compass
of his heart, to the lane where his
boy hood home had been so long
The lane was no more a street of
houses now; but at its end. or he
dreamt, Sandy saw a candle-gleam.
le drew nearer. No fancy misled
him. Yes, between the curtains
stood a candle, in very truth-and
in the window of his own old home.
IIe staggered on. his heart beating
wildly. IIe struck the door with
his hand. IIe waited, trembling
and the door opened; at it stood an
old, old woman, with white hair
his mother. le knew her stern,
strong features and her blue eyes
'-What's this?" she said, in her
Scottish accent; and he answer
"A poor sailor, shipwrecked and
"Come in." she said, "come in
and warm ye. It's a bitter night.
The candle led ye here, na don't.
It's burnt these twenty years.
Ye wonder at that? I'd a boy once.
IIe left me. The candle burns for
him. "I've gone without bread,
many a time, to keep it burnin'.
The others are all dead; but I'll
not believe lie's gone; and I said I'll
keel) alight till ye come back, San
dy--and I will."
And then, as he flung himself on
his knees before her, she knew that
Sandy had come back, indeed.
iIe ne ver again forsook her. A
better son and a b)etter man than
Sandy came to be. those of the sea
p)ort say they may never see again.
And if you go hither. they will
point you out the little cottage-win
dow, at which, strong in her faith
for his return, Captain Cameron's
mother kept a light burning for him
for all the nights for twenty years
that and the mansion were, with
her son. nlOW married and captain
of an ocean steamer, she yet lives
to bless him.
A HAPPY COUPLE.
A married and experienced friend
tells us that a man should always
be a little bigger than his wife, and
a little older, a little braver, and a
little stronger, a"nd a little more in
love with her than she is witti him.
A woman s.hould always be a little
younger, and a little nrettier, and a
little more considerate than her
husband. lIe should bestow upon
her ill his wordly goods, and she
should take care of them. IIe may
owe her ev~ery care and tenderness
that affec.tion may prompt; but pe
aniary indebtedness to her will
become a burden. Better live on
a crust that he earns than on a for
tune that she has b)rought him.
Neither must lhe jealous, or give
the other cause for jealousy. Nei
ther must encourage sentimental
friendship with the opposite sex.
Perfect confidence in each other,
and reticence concerning their mu
tual affairs, even to members of
their own families, is a first neces
A wife should dress herself be
comingly whenever she expects to
meet her husband's eye. The man
should not grow slovenly even at
Fault-finding, long arguments,
or scoldings, end the ho'piness that
begins in kisses and love-making.
Sisters and brothers may quarrel
and -'make it up." Lovers are lov
ers na longer after such disturban
ces occur, and married p)eople who
are not lovers are bound by red-hot
chains. If a man admires his wife
most in striped calico, she is silly
From our Ragular Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, D. C..
April 22, 1884.
The Danville investigation by
Senator Sherman's special Commit
tee, is attended at intervals with
some interesting tilts between mem
bers of the committee, and the
witnesses, and some of them are
something more than exciting.
The evidence of Mr. Dezendorf
last Tuesday, and that of citizens
of Copiah county last week, will
furnish Mr Lamar with all the pab
ulum requisite for an interesting
speech. He has been watching
these investigations with eager in
terest, and he doubtless intends to
give us the results of his observa
tions. IIe Iuds that most of the
Northern people are ignorant of the
real conditions of that sentiment
in the South among the negroes
that interprets Democracy to mean
that slavery is to be restored and
negroes again reduced to bondage.
The Democrats in Mississippi,
while in a numerical minority of
30,000, go on year after year secur
ing victories, to the surprise of'
those who take it for granted that
the 30, 000 negroes, in excess of
the whites, are all Republicans,
and that Democratic success must
therefore corne through fraud. This
theory iL not by any means correct;
for the negroes are not organized 1
as are the whites, and they are apa.
thetic at elections unless impelled i
by some strong sentiment. They
conceive that their interests and
those of the man who, pousessing
the wealth, the learning and the
governing experience and conserva- i
tive opinions, have striven for the
control of power, the collection and
expenditure of taxes and the main
tenance of good order. In the I
elaboiation of these points; Mr. j
Lamar will invite a long and it may
be a most interesting controversy.
The end, aim and object of the t
Democratic party is to protect labor i
from the reaction of enormous and
grinding monopolies. The argu
ment that is urged against tariff
reduction is that it will tend to re
duce American labor to the condi
tion of the "pauper labor" of fore- f
ign countries, which if true should I
put an end to any debate on tariff
reform. Bat, see if it is true. To day E
the spinners of FallRiver,to the num
ber 30.000, are working on to-thirds
time, while every loom in England
is running full time, and while our f
cotton manufacturers enjoy the pro
tection of average fifty per cent du: i
ties, the wages of American >pera
tives are no higher than those of the
English spinners. Mr. Shaw, the
counsul at Manchester, England, in
his last report says: "Opel atives
here are the best paid and most
comfortable working class in~ En
gland. and their influence and
wealth are increasing at a rapid v
rate." Mr. Shaw is a Republican,<
and yet he gives this unbiased evi
dence in regard to wvhat we are
pleased to call -'pauper labor" in<
free trade England. The Manches
ter operatives are happy and con
tended, while the Fall River spin
ners are fighting, and fighting con
tinually, against a reduction of
wages that has aggregated in three
years more than sixty seven per
cent, and more now threatened.
The contrast is one worthy the
study of the politician as well as the1
political economist. When proper
ly studied out, it is p)ossible thatI
the Amer-ican operatives may desire
to shake off a system that robs them
of their ear-nings under the swind
Iing pretense of protecting them.
Everybody remembers that when
the old public functionary, James
Bnchanan, was Pr-esident, his beau
tiful niece, IIarriet Lane, presided
ali the White House, and never,I
since the days of Mrs. Madison,
have the honors of the Executive
Mansion, been administered with
more grace. She at once became
so popular that a revenue cutter
was christened after her, and once
upon a time she accepted an invit
ation to take passage in the vessel
from Washington to New York.
This simple act, which was in viola
tion of all p)recedent in the histo-y
of the Republic, called forth a most
ster-n rebuke from the President,
about whose ears came animadve
sions from all parts of the country.
llow different things arc in these
days, though hardly ts:o decades
have passed since this simple social
innovation: The successors of Mr.
Buchanan, with the exception of
Mr. Johnson, have used the ves
sels of the navy for purposes of
pleasure without regard to time,
season cr expenditure. Grant led
off in the business, Hayes followed
it up, and Arthur has outd"!ue them
both by using one vessel k-- him
self during tbe summer of lash year
and the year before, while he sent
his daughter on a junketing tour
in another, nor is this all of it, nor
worst of it, for thi-ee weeks ago the
U. S. man-of-war Yantic was dis
patched to the Bahamas by Secreta
ry Chandler to bring home tho
family of Mr. Edmunds,the upright,
the incorruptible and accomplished
Senator from Vermont, and who ex.
pects to be in a position next year
tc reciprocate these hospitalities
from the Executive fansion. While
it may seem odd that Mr. Edmunds,
nnder the present stress of circum
stances, should take a hand in this
sort of business, the tax payers may
well pray for a little less of the
Edmunds method, and a little more
>f the Buchanan style of perpetuat
ing national integrity.
"A M&N ANDAHALF."
As Mr. Topnoody took up his
>aper Tuesday evening, his wife
.rom the other side of the fire-place
ooked up over her glasses at him
.n an inquiring way and finally
"There was a man here to-day I
,etting some sort of statistics or
>ther. Do you know anything
"No, my dear," replied Mr. Top
ioody, without taking his eyes from i
"lie wanted to know everything, t
ike a census taker, or an assessor,
>r something like that."
"Did you tell him what he
vanted to know, my dear." f
"Of course, I answered all his
luestions because I didn't know
vhat else to do."
"What was the nature of his
[nestions, my dea:."
"Well, he wanted to know if we
iad a cow, or horse, or dogs, how
nuch furniture, etc., and how many
n the family."
"Did you tell him !"
"Certainly, I did."
'-Did he ask you anything else?" i
"Yes, he asked if there was a
nan in the family."
"Did you tell him?"
"Well, I'll bet a dollar he was a
>urglar, and put on that disguise,
uist to get the 'lay of the land.' t
Cou are a bright woman, indeed
drs. Topnoody, to furnish any
hief that comes along with such t
nformation; a very bright woman,
must confess;" and Mr. Topnooby
,ot up and began putting on his
vercoat; "I must go to the police
tation and inform the officers."
"Don't be alarmed, Topnoody; I
xed him all right; I told him there f
ras a man and a half in the house,
nd the man was no slouch, eith- t
"A man and a half? What do you
"Why, I told him right to his
ace, that I was the man and you
rere the half, and he looked at me
minute and said I needn't swear
o that statement, and then he left."
Mr. Topnooby went out, but not
?fter the police.--Mierchant Travel
WHICH WAS THE FOOL?
There was once a certain lord
vho (as a great man did in the old
lays) kept a fool in his house to
unuse by jests and antics. His
naster gave this fool a staff, and
~harged him to keep it till he should
meet with some one who was a
;reater fool than himself, and if he
net with such a one to deliver it
ver to him. Not many years after
uis lord was on his sick-bed. His
'ool came to see him, and was told
>y the dying master that he must
shortly leave him.
"And whither doest thou propose
*o go?" said the fool.
"Into another world," replied the
'-And wilt thon come back again
vithuin a month?"
"Within a year?''
"Never? And what provision
2ast thou made concerning thy en
:ertainment in the place whither
"None at all."
"What!" said the fool; "none at
dll? Then take my staff. Art thou
foing away forever and yet has
nade no preparation for the jour.
2ey? I am not guilty of such a fully
THRIFTY.-"I am going to be
narried," said a young lady to her
rather. "I tell you this so you
will not be surprised when Wilkins
isked for me."
"I shall not be surprised."
"You will not object!"
"Oh no, but who is Wilkins!
Don't be'ieve I ever saw him."
"Why don't you know him! He
ied to clerk for you."
"Let's see. Wilkin's. Wilkins.
Oh yes, I remember him. Hadn't
been with us two weeks untill he
showved a disposition to turn cash
bis way. Tapped the drawer once,
I believe, marry him by all means,
for he is a thrifty young fellow."
Let us make a beginning by
knowing one little thing well, and
getting roused as to what else is to
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DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH
(The Lanczt I
Among the many means by which
we seek to guard ourselves from
the effects of chill there is one
which hardly, even now, receives
sufficient atteation-the use of
woolen underclothing. The major
ity of persons of the male sex do,
indeed show their appreciation of
its wholesome qualities; bnt there
remains a considerable moiety of
these, and a far greater number of
women and children, who prefer an
undersuit of smooth but relatively
meagre linen. Yet the superior
advantages of wearing wool next
bhe skin are easily apparent on re.
lection. They do not depend mere
ly on its greater warmth and close
iess of application. It is further
-apable, according to its texture
md in virtue of its composition,
)f better adaption in respect of
;emperature to the needs of various
:limates and the changes of seasons
;han any other dress material.
gIoreover, whether it be fine or
-ough, dense or light, woolen cloth
ng. it is evident, exhibits a special
acility for absorbing and distribu
ing moisture. It is this property
,specially which renders it the nat.
tral covering of the constantly per.
piring skin. If one be engaged,
or example, in active exercise of
imb, a linen fabric will absorb
rhat products of transudation it
an till it is wet, but will leave
nuch moisture unobsorbed upon the
lammy surface, whereas a flannel,
rom its more spongy nature, will
,est upon a skin which it has nearly
Iried and be but damp itself. It
s obvious, then, that in the event
>f an after chill, and this occurs in
ummer as in winter, the body is,
n the latter case, most favorably
lisposed to resist it. Flannel is
tot less cleanly than linen, though
t may appear less white; and if the
rearer bathe daily it is surprising
iow long it will retain its purity.
l'he disadvantage of skin irritation
o which it sometimes gives rise is
isually associated with coarseness
>f quality or freshness of -manufac
ure, and is with nearly all who
tave experienced it, a merely tran
ient condition. Women as well
is men, we repeat, but above all,
~hildren and the aged, who are alike
>articularly apt to take cold, should
~ertainly adopt a woolen material
or their customary under-garment.
?t is easily possible to adjust the
exture to the season, so that it
ihall be warm enough in winter,
Lnd not too warm in summer.
COOKERY IN PUBLIC
Perhaps you do not know that
here is, in connection with the a.g
tation of 4the question of industrial
aducation, a movement to have de
;>ar tments of cookery and domestic
iconomy introduced in our public
,chools. Such is the case, however
md I believe the day is not far
listant when the art of cookery
will be given the attention it de
ierves. I am using all my influence
:o bring about this result, and never
niss an opportunity of pressing the
>oint. The result of the observation
s that people in all parts of the
~ountry are gradually coming to the
~onclusion that in a country like
:his education for the mases must
nelude industrial training in some
rorm. And certainly there is no
aranch which has greater claims
2pon the educational authorities
bhan this, which prepares the girls
bo become competent housekeepers.
The experiment has already been
;horoughty tried in England and
shown to be a success in every way.
Sewing and cooking are taught
there in institutions corresp~onding
practically to our common schools.
rhe British association appointed
m committee to investigate the mat
ter and the chairman reported that
cot only was the instuction in these
iepartmnents signally successful,
but that it appeared that the pupils
in the schools where these things
were combined with the regular
course of study, better work wae
done in the regular branches. The
mind of the student requires diver
sion for most efficient work, and
this explains the fact cited, which
is certainly a strong argument for
the introduction of these depart
ments in our schools. I don't see
why it is not quite as necessary
that the home should be properly
managed as business. In a country
like ours, where so much is made
of the common people, I do nof, see
how a public school system can be
considered which does not in
clude practical instruction, complete
which can be used in every-day life
by both sexes.
If ev-ery person would be half as
good as ge expects his neighbor to
be, what a heaven this world would
If evils come not, then our fears
are vain; and if they do, fear but
anmants the pain.