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??tnh>r JBa*rdero reeejsaed^t ,R,fc>nwen?#
tt'M' ??! I ?OIIU f
?I can't Staad it, and what's nnra 1
won't.' said little Mrs. Hinkle,clutching
the bars of her uncomfortable old cage
of a ro:king-chair.
Mr. U inkle placidly hung up hia al*
manao, and Wrnt eat to sow the early
pcaa He could itatitl aim -.it anything.
an?1 vet remain aa serene a> a cabbage
lte:id ? whieh, inde.d, hta wile uften
ha>d be resembled, l.aviny'a tantrum*
troubled hiui about aa uiuch aa a tun
?qttitoa butuing wnuld trouble an el*
pliant; but re thought they were kino:
of Wearing to her, and that she 'cam*,
to iittiuker' alone. So ho left her awing
ing horaclf seasick iu. the rocker an ?
a hu filed of] 10 the garden with a hoe aud
a pint dipper ul pens, At the gate he
met Mi>| Niddjin?.
'Aud how's your pour wife/' said she
sniffling. She suffered wi?h a chronic
r..)4 in the head, which gare her ao ex'
tiemely sympathetic manner.
'Able to be stirring.' repljej Mr
Hink)*, shuffling on hie brown leather
moccasins. Kven a cbaba^e head ina\
be, as it usually is roffl -d in -ji|?*; and
deep tu his slow beating heart Mr. Hilt- j
kie waa aaeoysd et. ihn aia.ht of ??ia->
.Niddlitiga and the nmbroidi red be i (ick
mg ba^ whieh betokened a week's vis
'Jynviuy's putrhiky enough without
being set on. sajii hfl, }eat)itlg on bia
hoe in the favorite ultirtide adopted by
nrateoroWs, 'Yea I really ib'ifk thfi ja,
he vrfit od neighing fhe proposition
deliberately. 'Not that 1 miod Urr we
iug spry tcmperrd aud npitting out at
me. It's only s way she has. and eoilies
of her ?nj/;yi?g tueh poor U,%-*llk, S^o'll
cool down; but the old maid hain't any
rail to rile her;'and hero Mr Hiuklc
?ave the hoe baudie a re-eutiul poke,
aa if it petaooated the apinster aforesaid.
Kike many men not gifted in pubjic
?pte?kioj:, he wa? mgeh given, to talking
aloud whan alone, la dour* hia wiie
claimed exclusive right of spce<h.
'And here I've stuck, like a d ib of
putty, from the day I married with
Keulen.' ehe wai saving to Miss Mid
dliugs. '1 hate to ?alk oa eggs, of
his wweld be in my hair '1 be. v
had tfecir remark* to iiulio ..lio il eil in
doings,-and. you may dep.-nd up- n it, ii
Mrs. Ii inkle must have been ground
very sharp indeed, judging by hit- cut
"Poor thiog!' groaned Miss Nid
diu?, using her handkerchief just then
t cciute it wywjd pro.dcc* the e#eot of
'See hicer I was fate epos- this morn
ijjg by hin ??*?r J'Jsefee,' said Mrs. Hin
kle, uoeisjg tU?s?4 of bor nose rapidly
bsok :id forth with her forefinger, as if
she a playing on a Jew's harp. 'That I
woman had tb* ittapuJooce to twit use isl
tieglegtiag Reuben, because I leave
him to j;et hia onn supper circle
'IVonit tedl me aud' Bui lied Mi.a
Niddliuga* 'Did Mr. H'?kle complain
*< atfaV hint eouvplM'iuln^r cried Mr*
iiitikl-; 'he hain't got spunk enough
Why, he's nu more grit than a-dry-stick
and he's aa sot. I fi-sulda't make him
break,jrith his folks if J was to auffwr.
Wish I waasMgle; th,c.n J wouldn't b.
nosed round by 'e?j, iV-ow here you arc,
free to go when yon please!'
Mies .Middling* sighed iu the ufflr
/jsjtjo*? It ?yas her peculiar trial Mist
her relative? ut-vcr opposed her go 1
'lf you wish to separate. I supp-?s.
you're got enough to live on,' suggested
ab? , cautioaely,
Mri Htokiee rocker jerked LsjI
into a full Stop. She had often si d
'Keubeo Miu.?.t obo>;ae bet-vi at is
and her, (that 'the wou d ttku mrej ff
and lh like but t.y have a thud p.r un
Inai at a i-1-penalmu st^ri^cd bur.
?Well?j es,' j*nd sho beMUtiaify
'I've got the property I brought n Ith .
o.e nhen 1 Waa married, 1 wou'i .1cm)
but ihjtt lit ?ben ha? d'.ue tli? fair tiling
tii?re; I ut iheu if he'd becu some men,
he might htvc d <>ubted it by this . tT.ue,
'I be long and chon of it is, he's half a
sleep. 1 have U keep stirring him up.
after all.he don't appreciate me!' ?
?I believe itaxoeld yaska fcim pretty
throughly if yim should/leave ?him,' .re
turned M ies NiUdlir.*. \Ue'd begin te
realise what a suuant wile he'd lost.'
'?""?rte'd flutter the kitohan wi h hm
greaay fewness**, and camp dnwn on
W^lofi^t Tliliis beotf-?thairs w?st he'd
do?the uiiuule L was uff if snapped Mrs
'He couldn't maqage without you, to
??!? his l ie,' declared Miss Niddlins
confidently. 'He'd go dowu on bis
kuees to y"U to get you back.'
Mrs. Hiukle seeiued flattered by tbe
'A pretty figure be'd cut.' laughed
ehe, Mat ?%? lie is, and looking you might
si> as if he'd been blown up ia his
? I 'hi sure I dou't see how you can
?mile, aituated uh you 'are/ said Miss
Niddlins, .?-bowing symptoms of fresh
?His folks have tried my soul out of
me,' cried Mrs Hiukle, hastily resum
iag hor wmth; 'and what's mndled nie
tin; most has been to see Reuben take it
so cor I. That man hasn't any mure
nerves than a tub of lard ! I wouldn't
value jumping the meeting house
steeple it 1 thought it would give him a
'Poor W'lnau !' s?M Mis* Niddlins.
displuming the i'-'I ?ilk hankerchief thai
might | mperly be culled her badge of
iu -urninc. ?!?'? y>o'r duty yourself to
_o ?\ h< rt! u cau '.ake. so tie p;aoe of
y.iur lira J
1 ?lotj't feel char,' said Mrs Hiukle,
us she settled the coffee lor dinner, ana
thus ended tneir first conference.
But as Mise Niddling ?=pent the week,
justifying Mr 11 inkle's apprehensions
?die and Mrs. 11 inkle had auiple nppor
tuniiics for renewing the 'i ?cussi??n o
tho lattcr's gHevUUCOS, lijl, from li 'i j
Icelmg ?clear' Mr.?. IliukU-. b\ fim tint"!
her gm-st departed, cum; t<> feel, ns ?1.
eapressed it, vli in a muddle-' hh'en j
her ox eyed huaba'ttd notiucd sotneth u^: i
ainisa tfith her
'1 wonder whether or uo says tja
wouldn't be kind of quieting to Laviny,'
he reflected one tnor ling jogged
along i?> ;be village after Luruip-aeed
*I hain't nccii h.-r so fractious since she
had the uvurlogy in h.?r fa CO. If she
Wasn't ;. poor sick civs ur 1 don't know
but I should get out with her?1 really
don't ;' aud Mr. IIinkle lowered, his
vutce to an awestruck whisper as fee j
gave utterance to treasonous ,
?IIts folk*' lived in a L hisdavhc !
c dored house ;jt tito Pour Corners, an i
his sistor I'hebe was hanging up clothes I
iu the back-yard as he drove up.
'Got any sage to sj arc ?' cii. d Mr.
11 inkle, ultouiug D> bbiu.
'Mercy on es ! is Laviny going t??
make cheese in mud time ?' Was Mise
'Tisu't none of her doings,' und Mr
Hiukle, slowly, puuishing the wheel
with his jat?ij -lash ; 'but sho'a in n tcr
rible nervous way. ami I think maybe
si e mods soaiet hto:: soothing. What's
go rd her herejervesf
'I don't know, without t's a sound
sc--4diog,' replied M'ihs Plicae, with hei
mouth lull t?f clothes-pins.
'Now, sister you're haid on Laviny."
said Mr. IIinkle, in an injure! tone
?>bc ain't tough, like yhatyoube.'
Her jteuijptsr is tough en -u/h ; but
I'm auited if you are. poor soul !' and
Miss I'hehe hunted for both sage aud
?alenan, though jnwajrdjj* sera lad.-d
? bat all the poppies iu the world
euuldu't soothe Laviny when she once
got 'act uu^.'
M.v.u. r. tiilu Mrs Hinkle had b<en
doing a furious forenoon's work, and.
ready to drop from e^hnuatios, was just
bunging up the inop after scrubbing the
kitchen floor, when drar. blundering old
Roubeti sculled across th<' threshold
with his to: it paper bags, scattering
dried leaves like uu autu'ttu wind, and
leaving muddy ntOCOasin trucks at every I
atep. Before those clumsy footprints
Mrs llilikle'a b-eblo forbearance fled.
Ti??t hebs her husbiitd had trusted
iu.?bt prove a narcotic acted lipon hur
no it powerful irritant.
'Iteubcu i I inkle !' said blie bruci :g [
her Boj^uk buck .-igsiust tho pump, 'hon
much .longer do you think I'm going to
wsrd> floors for you to litter ?'
?Th?r*, thcto ! .uoyr dou't Act,'plead
ed Ilcube.ii ; I'll sweep it up Vuu do
putter round ntore'n you're able, tbut'a,
a fact. Yuu know I'm ready and Will
tng tu hire a girl any day
?A girl ?moituhiiig my pain' " cried
Mrs. Hiukle, in wrath '1 down the
broom, Reubeu; you've nude tracks
enough. Yt ur J'ulks ahull never hare
.that handle, .that 1 spend yuur money
on hired help.'
j 'You're rather hard on 'em, Laviny,'
said Mr. Hiuklej 'they mean well by
you. Here's .'h?be now boou aud sent,
you something stilliug- 1 told her what
a fizz your nerves bad been in lately.'
'So you've been running tie down to
your folks !' cried Mr*. Pinkie, glaring
at her huabaud. 'After all I've stood
from you, it's too much.'
Mr. Hink!? waa a mild uiaq?mild as
milk ; but even the sweetest of milk will
sometimes turn sour in a thunder storm,
snd oft recurring matrimonial tempests
had had their effect upon him.
'I've always make excises for you,
Tiaviny, and tried my best to live peace
able,' said he. s! >wly ; but I believe
'tain's iu tho povtcr of mortal man to
yet along with you.'
Then, in a state of gr* -t amazement
at himself, he Went out to unUckle
1>. bbin aud sow the turnip seed. Listen
ing in vain for the d une. horn, he re
turned fo the -nouse half an .'tour pa<t
noon to find the &re out. his unlucky
mud prints diied upon the l^r, and his
'Qoue ?-II in a huff fc> her sister
Trtpp's, I guess,' said he, patiently
setting out the .Sunday rcttrnnt of beans.
'I'd have hitched up if I'd hare koowed
she wuniK'l to go. She wouldn't speak
to me, I a'pone, 'cause I'd riled her.
1 hadn't oughter dono it?last's a fact.'
Having relieved bin mind by this iaal
confession, Mr. Hiukle ate his dinner
wuh no exeelleut appetite*, and in due
time his supper a!*o, his w.i'o uot h-Vi.ig
?1 pypnet she caloulnteatfer me to go
Ibj her, nbd I'd better be off,' said he,
a* ha strained the milk -vith extreme
cart uii.ti deliberation, and t>y this means
I \ nlow strealfi tr.okle dnwn the out
Mde i i the paii upon the spotless pantry
Ihor. ' \\ hy, it' there ain't Exra Tripp
now !' amj us ho spoke, in the west door
eume hia wife's brother-in-law, with in
w Hing feel, as though goa?Wl eu by lb:
apt are of the setting SUU yJm^ hyu.
?l.xviny ain't sick, I hope ?' said Mr
11 ink ie, anxiously.
?No, 'ti-n't that,' replied Mr. Tripp,
tai.-iii-.g his finelinger under bis collar,
-s if It is cruvkt choked hiia?' 'lia-'t
that?but-,' J) j
?She's celling most out of patience
waiting fur me. I suppose,' suggested
the LvuMisneotiug Reuben, 'Well, I'd
irngh'er (jjOUii afore, only th<3 u.T ox
V-r k?- tit rough ih: knee, and?1
'Lnviny says t>he won t coma bac*;,'
iu'erinipled Mr. Tripp, despcratoly ;
Tar hhe's lived with yuu aa long as s!<c
can Maud it !'
Mr. Hiukle flopped d>wu like a
I might have knowed she couldn't
hoar what I do,' groaned ho. "This
morning, when she was blowing of me,
I spoke haVh to her; I d.m't eeu how
I come to. Uut, Hera, yuu don't think,
now. she won't never cwuio round?'
Mr. Tripp mutterrd something about j
bis sister in law being 'pretty resolute,'
and turned away.
'1 v?i#h you'd curry over Lavinf's |
cough medicine,' asid Mr. H inkle,
rouuing himself. 'Lord ! to think ol her
hacking in tho night, and me not hear
ing her! And, iCzra, I'd take it kindly
of you jl you',d*iep iu in the tuoruiug
and tell me how she rested.'
Mr Tripp consigned the buttle to his
coat puckot, while Keuben, returning to
the duscrtnd kitchec, which already
wore a masculine air, tilted his chair
against the wall, and listened to the
dirges of <he frvgs, or ^gavc expression
to hia feelings by eingi: g
?'Ae on enma Ictfls tuiiMlng's tap
The sparrow tolls her ruo-m.
Far from the tents of joy aud hops
I cit aud grieve a-lono."
'A dreadful poor hand T shonld be to
bit alone,' commented be, us he tdiulllod
about to fasteu tho windows. ?
'Lnviny is a msbter-wom-n for m il:
ing things liyily. .Somehow I cau'l
bear to lock her oul ,' and i*. is a fat!
worthy of uoto that the titithfui Koubeu.
for tho fir.-t time iu his it :.? 1 li ' n nil
to bed Icniing the ;.orch door Utiboltc i
If ii? hud cherished a vague hopo
that his wife tuight stoal home in the
early morning, he certainly saw no
iru*es of her ruling presenoo on rising,
luitcas], t'u. jaboiuiuatioii of desolation
|3oem'jti if I Watt just a I rente work
with nothing inside,1 said tbo poor man
m?>\ rng a hot.' the ohautio kit che ti in a
huahed uiauuer, like a ptrsou at a funer
al ; '.the pith ia all knocked out id' me,'
But tint withstanding this alarming
j internal condition, by dint of burpjng
j three tingor? he succeeded tu making a
lumpy haaty.pnddtng for breakfast, ai l
also a cup of coffee, which, by reason of
tho large amount of fish-skin that set tled
it, bore an unpleasant resemblance to
chowder As he waa sitting at this
frugal repast hia sifter Phebe flounced
'ITas Laviny left yau, Reuben 7 It
Mr. tlinkle nodded bii head solemn
ly, his mouth being not available just
then as an organ of speeoh,
'The worst is her own,' stormed Miss
Phebe, raining a ahewsr of hair-p ns
from her failing chignon. 'I guoss we
aha'nt die on her account!'
The reflection scorned to convey uo
oousolation to Mr. liiukie.
'You nevsr felt right toward Laviny,'
said he, sorrowfully, 'I don't lay this up
agaiu ber, her clearing out ; I blame it
00 to Miss Niddlins. She always had
a dreadful faculty for unsettling Laviny.'
Miss Phebe had a contemptuous nose,
turned upward at the end like a sled
runner. It curled higher yet at this
?I wish yon bad some of my spirit,
Reuben Hiukle,' said sho, coiling her
back hair with a rapid oircular motion,
as if she wore winding herself up ; 'if
you had, you wouldn't go nigh Laviny
for one.while. She's contrary, aud de
pcud upon it she'll be a great dr>s! more
apt to come back if you don't tease her '
I'll keep house f< r you, so don't you be
a mite concerned.'
Mr. Ilinklc groaned in nnswer Ah
dough is without yeast, so was lie with
out Laviny. "He needed her to keep
him up,' bo said, pathctioallr ; and
though tortures would not bare wtang
from her the confession, it was equally
truo that Laviny needed him to keep
her down S?.me IwuYeu is safest hid
den in its three measures of meal. Ct
tainly, in her husband's pressesi, Mrs.
Hiokle had been a patient Griselda
compared to what she now was, freed
from home restraints. She fretted and
fumed in au eapli'sira manner, raising
an unwonted fermentation in the Tripp
household. She hated his folks ; she
hated KcuLen for not bating them j she
1 hated herself for buying borne their in
I tertoren.ee ao |o?gj and declared she
h d no! had 'the temper of a fly' ?
I ihich, indeed, nap quite true Bat ns
' tho wee* wore o?i without briiittinr the ;
cut ?tcu \i::ua of ucr husband -.
I iVci, ilc effer menace of h:r mood wu
fust subsiding, when the rnnior that
Miss Phebe was wielding her domestic
sceptre, agitated it anew. Pretty work
it was, to be erawdud out o* her own
home b) his folks I She knew now why
tteubca had not come. They had beeo
setting him agaiuat her. What if he
should uever come ? For the firsl time
this thought intruded itself, and iu her
anguish she sought relief in the cam
pbor b"tll?. What right had Phebe iu
her kitchen, solacing Reuben with de
lectable cookery, whan he should have
been huugcriug in solitude after hie
wilt? fcjhe dectared such conduct
#ould provoke a stint, though she did
1 not give her authority fir this convic
tion. Odd thing was sure. It' bi
should not have tbe washing of her tea
spools ; said without delay Mrs. Hiukle
sent a juvenile Tripp to remove these
sad other personal valuables, ohoosiug
the dinner hour tor the erani, that the
(.eiiio effect uiight be greater. Whin
Mr Hinkle was lurced to stir his tea
with a ibfk, perhaps l.c wouid be iu
more hast to couoiliate bis wife 1 The
plan was well laid ; but it failed in the
execution through the tardiness of little
Joe, who, having a woodchyck to at
tend to oa the way, did not reach bis
uncle's till the remaius of tho dioucr lay
oold on the pantry ebelf, and Mr. Hink
le was half a mile away at his ai'tcraoou
Miss Phebe sent <he spoons obedient
ly, iuwutdly resolved that Reuben
[ should net know of this proof of'La
i viny's ugiincv?,' Tor she was well aware
, that only her own re peat dd aisur.iiic-;s
that Laviny would softon toward hitn if
t left to herself had kept hue passive thus
?Scorn's I wasn't doing tho hand
some thing not to go nigh her,' ho of.on
I said 'I woudor whether cr oo ah j aitit
C< uuttn? on my fetchin.' hor i''
'If ,<ho ootuos of hor free will i.he"..
; bo likely tu stay put,' Mias Plo t*.- would
j auswer; 'but try to drive hor aud you
I know what Lavit.y is.'
.Mr. Hiirkle did know, unfortunately,
; and, knowiug, sokooled himself to pa
I Thus the days were .en, and he plod
dp] through *b5 fpripg work, ebecred a
little in spite of himself by-Miss Phebe'e
earnest efforts at making him comfort
able, while Laviny, mortified and then
alarmed by his non appearance, worried
herself into a course of exasperating
sick headaches, and in every senae shut
out the sualight from the house of the
Tripps. In the midst of paint-scrub
biug Mrs. Tripp found no leisure to de
vote to her complaining sistor, but left
one of her children to wait upon her.
Mrs. Fliukle felt abused. When had
Reuben been too busy to bathe ber
aching temples? Little Joe mads her
nervua as a witch, and one day she
told him so, and a moment after had
the satisfaction of hearing him say to
his mother in the kitchen that be 'could
net pet along with Aunt Laviny nohow.'
Why, that was just what Keuben had
said?Reuben, who had never spoken
habtily to her in his life ! Was she an
uncomfortable pcr.j.ca to live with 7
'Taint iu the power of mortal man to
get along with you, Laviny.' The
worcbt came back to her with the stal
ling force of a proof text, aud haunted
her afterward continuaTy.
It uiust have beeu iu rhubard time,
for dandelion greens had gone by, when
one mortiiftg little Jo* rashed iu with
the terrible tidings that 'Uncle Reuben
had fallen kcr chunk from a beam in
Mrs. Hinkle tore the bandages from
her head and started up.
'Where's my bonnet, 9usw I *'m
going home !'
'Maybe he isu't bodiy injured. Wait ?
t'U wc hoar further news,' urged Mrs
'i teil *ru I'm g' home. ?usan
Trip] ! Where'a uy bonnet i and
snatching it by the string, Mrt. Hinkle
sprang in;.; the wagon just vaoated by
her nephew, :.nd drore array at a doc
Lit;la Joe tarnet] a series of sotner
ssults, aad then lay Writking oa the
grass in z St cf uaoootrn?able giggling.
'Didn't Auut Laviny streak it?'"
shouted he. ' And Unule l?eub'?n wasn't
bur: a c ite. but she w-'uhlu't let me
tell her ! Te. hcc-lue
Yet, though n., bones v. e-re broken by
the fa"., t ?hat Mr. Hinkle
f? d bis tv."o hundred pounds avoir
Ioi9 ci niidcrablj ?haken, and he waa
;ttx !ly, ac.-o!iin-j to hia wife's prcdic
lion, Icomping 'h?n qo the lurs^e in hit
boots,1 when; op:r.".:>g his es, they
re.?'.cd " her frightened face iu the
'Why, bleJS yrur heart 1 come right
in, Laviny,' aald. he. A.nd she ncui ia,
aad shut the d>>or.
Five mluut-fs afterward, as Mias Phe
be lilted the lawb, she heard her ais:<T
in ]?w say,
'I koow I've hectored you awfull/,
Reiben, but I do mean to liv?* peace
able cjw, and put up with your folks.'
And Reuben answered, heartily : 'I
haven't blamed yeu a bit, Laviny. I
koowed 'twas Miss Niddlin's work. Hut
after we'd lived together so long, she
might bavo let us be till God divorced
Flowers in a Sittimo Boom.?-A
corr espoudent writes: "I saw a single
petunia in a lady's sitting room that was
perfectly lovely. It. was placed in a
hanging basket and suspended in front
of the window. Rome of the long slams
fell urcr the sides of the basket, gome
were looped half way, aud some were
tied up straight All were covered
with biotsoms It was a purple and
white variegated variety. On one ride
of the rooai was a Madeira viue. cover
ing, nearly all*the wall and festooned
over tho door , ou another ?ide an K?g
huh ivy ; in the corner a Wandering
Jew ; atid these, with a few pretty but
cheap plauts, made a room ?t fur a
queen in its rustiq beauty, and the
whole not coating over fifty oents. Very
prettv hanging p-ts can be male of the
tops of g< blets or the half of a eocoanut
shell, b> crocheting a net of some bright
women to hang thom in.'"
? "l he voice of woman,- gontioinan
' >uid a rotnant.o individual, in a late
argument in a beer saloon, ? itwe voice ot
woman, no matter how much some of
you may ancor at the scutiment,
oxorcisvg a soothing, kn iuspiring, a
hellowirg inflence upon the ear bf iu?in;
eoni'Vns him in affliction and?" ' Tom,
youftakca! I" exclaimed hia wife, at this
mv.u.cot allowing herself at the door,
"come homo, you loitering scamp, and
leave those Worthless fellows to them
selves. Oh! when I get you home,
1 won't you catch it!"
Whore is Your I*i\ier?
~ IT *i?iriA
Young Harry was sent on an irrtlf.
one evening in early wiater, After
giving him hia mrsSlge, hU metbe?'? *
said. ' i? ?nun
'?He Bare you takt the iautsru wUa>
'?Bother the lantern!'' anewsrad the
bey, groflly and disrespectfully, aaJ an
started, muttering to himself" * !? annul*
' What do I Want with n Unter*! X '
guesa I know tho way fact enough!" u^uum**.
Very aoon, Master Harry, in croasiag
the strset, atnmblad into a hole which
had beca made by a recent rain. By
thia) fad! he knocked th* flesh frees
bia abiub. ne, and covered his clolhjo/g
with mud. -???<? i to^vo
On bis way back be forgot that the
fence had earn J in near the edge ef e>
ravine. Aa he groped hie way slang
the bank, he fell oTer, and wen?, spraw
ling to the bottom ef the ravine.
With much ado, and after asm/ ?
bruising* he got into the road eao*
more; but when ka finally reached h>
uiother'.s doyr, ha looked more like e>
acareorow tkaa a living boy.
The lantern would hare a*re?J kSsn
from aB this Wuo't be a foolish feile*?.
not to take it?
Certainly he was. Bat what shell We
said of ti vse boys -.nd g.r'.a who kaea*
the bibie tu bo the on'.y iemp wh eh oan
g i do 'be;- fee', safely through the paths
of hpe *ho'.r bo :-i heaven, *ed,y?e
- fu?o t-> carry '1 A.-.0 'hey no! etilf
more fooHsn! Aro they not likely ro>
suffer eren tnor* than -the bey? You
nr.oK the- are. Take the Bible there
v rc fjr your 31 ? lantern, an! let it bn
a Uxp u^.'o j??: i'dst ani a light uat?a
your put a. " ??mspmmm
Wha>t G>nie of % Tomboy
J ?'???j'wTi. * v.^? ,-. tffcMI i
Mias Martha Knight is egood looking
girl who was b-rrn in Boston, u&d res/
early iu life mortified her paxenAe end
their friends by being that childish fsehl
aiue m"OBtrr>aity called a "Tomboy.'*
She cared -lotting far dvld* fad misva
turs housekeeping like o<ber little f irle,
but wanted gimlets aud auger*, sad lira
and hat'Hcta aad .nails aod la sah at *e>
w< rk with. Instead of learning In saw
on dolls, clothes, she aaade sleds aad
wagons and kites for numskull brothers,
and tho finally bacame a wonder of ae
ehaoieal genios. Her t&sts ran thaa
way, aud her fri uda concluded C* let at
go when they found they co?;id not lies*
it. Mi^s Martha Enight beitvjj poor
went into a bag rcanufoetorj to eaxa>
her lircliaood. Of course savoh a girt
could uotatay at honve and drooje away
lier life et the family fireside. Ska want
uke a man, and has now become faux ana
aad the pride of the old fall I. She ha*
wau the distinction of beiog ti*e Aral
female inventor that erer received a pa,
tent for a eomplete invention at Wash
ington Her invention .is a machine
far making paper bags. Several attempt*
had previously bsaa made iu this diree
tion by men of mechanical geainJ, aad
all had failed. This "Tomboy" has aow
done it, and made a success. Unaided
she drew her plans, and she superinten
ded the putting up of the machinery at
Amhcrat, Mass. It works well and a>e*
everlasting fortu&e is made.
Kl'MStvS tht BfetfrirlrsV
'.eua^j ?t Ism odu seat aWT
???v. *T % law eWts
The Arabs have a fable of a saiuer
who was one day startled by a eaaaef*
no?e thrust in the window of a Tfi
wher* he va* sleeping. Seid the
el. '?<* ****?i twrWU eW>
'?It is very-coid outside; want to gee
my noae m-",. ^Ym^ t^t*
Tfce nose was 1st iu. then the seeV,
and fin-iily the whold body". Freeaatly
tho miller began to be extremely incon
venienced by tbe ungainly companion
tie hid admitted in a room esrtainly *>oi
large enough for mytfi -4m.i4m\ i*v?
' It* y-Ti a-a,. -n!700,b?Syttk Wriy
leave: .u: ntfjC'.f: I #b.a'.r?
t tm, aiid tho canae. to t>o rn
1 The moral r- ?V.3 'able' odrfrfftnt a".
I M'.ueo ?*eraptsti->nj occurs we ansjsa never
i yield *o a< We must not lead* it* no???
I in. Kverytiviog huo e.:i dml be *4:nrd
I away from. He w:^ ; .el'tuaven in -be
ft a-where X
A lady.-w^tVra sigh, ejielataa^d:
???"?Well I tltave, lnataoy ia.w,a?4|l*
'.'Orr mamma, bow glad I aav/ tatd
" her child, "that you hare lost it; for iy
?>r m .'D?ea^o^l1^o^PwW^V*,, *1m*