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SATURDAY MORNING,. OCTOBER 3, 18T4.
For tho Young Folks.
i Sammy was a bright, dear little fel
l?w as one would wish to see. His par
ents riever thought boys wore trouble
60rue?in tho way?more bother than
they wore worth; -uo, indeed, they wore
as proud of bim and his brothers as they
could be, and wanted theiu to nrtko
good and useful men. So, as a begin
ning,. when Sammy was nine years old
This papa took him into his store ns '-cash
oy.'" Sammy" was delighted with the
hange from Bchool; be got very tired
cuctimes, but bo braved it out and
vcr made any complain.. He had,
wcver, one fault which grew upon
bis papa was afrr.id would spoil
Hi for busiucss if indulged in?u fault,
u can call it such, that every child
possess in a greater or less do
that of a desire or curiosity to sec
everything that was going on.
my got so bo ran to tho store
cry unusual noise. Sometimes
out on the sidewulk iu hi*
to sec and bear; it might bo
anT^organ-grinder?bo might have a
xnolpkey (what boy could miss such a
tight ?) er perhaps it was a baud, or
dog/fight?surelv a great teuintatiou to
a boy* Weu, tho trouble was Sammy
wcu)d get out so far be could not hear
tho "trat tat-tat of some clerk's pcucil, or
the call of "cash," conseijuoutly there
-was some dissatisfaction. Sammy, how
over, was always so willing and pleasant
when bo did hear that all wore ready
to forgive his negligence. One day
thero was soldier without any legs, and
only one arm, on the street corner, and
ho Imd a real lively moukey all dressc l
up like a soldier. It was too much for
Sammy; ho could not see it as well as
he wanted to trom the store-do >r. so,
hatlcss, he slipped aoross the street for
??just u minute," ho thought. But the
minutes flew and flew; he was so do
' lighted rtitb tho funny pranks of the
monkey (hat bo did not realize how fast
the time passed. Hit? papa was watch
iiig bim, and though if he s'ttved a
reasonable time ho would not say any
thing. As hi1, did not return to bis pijptj,
' 'his " papa."Spying lifo City Marshal,
called to Iritti.ntitl whispered :
?2?.!*I want you to ..cross the street and
nVYert Sammy; just cm-ugh to scare hitu.
He has a- bad habit of leaving the stort
without permission, und 1 want to break
"him of it."
?Ob, fie!" said the Marshal. ' I don't
want to touch Sammy; why, he's a
favorite of mine; ho s uuly a littlo Its)
low, let him alone."
Mr Clay insisted; so'tbo Marshal w is
?oon at Sammy's side, and, grasping
him firmly by the arm, said :
y'jYou must go with mo."
Sammy gave one look at his captor's
1?ce, and began to struggle aud try to
jU hnvcu't done anything wrong," he
paid; "please let me go. Why, I'm Mr.
Clay's boy; I Work in the store; yon
know, papa, don't you ?"
"Well,, well, it makes no differ eure;
Tcan't have any idle, vagabond boye
'Ih'ofctreeta; they must go to the Cala
boose," the Marshal said ateruly. Sum
toy's face was hot and flushed; ho wan
greatly terrifiod, for he felt it would be
a terrible disgrace to bo shut up in the
"Pleaselet mo go," he pleaded. "I'll
promise I'll never trouble you again "
-i-'^'Yott; .pTomiso," said the Marshal,
etil! keeping his hold.
Yi i"Oh I \C8, sir," replied Sammy, half
frightened out of his wits,
-enHe lodged bock to tho store; his
papa did not notice his return. Sammy
.was entirely cured of lounging; ho made
a- very prompt, energetic business man.
Hcr ricvor know until bo grew up to
manhood that bis papa was tho cause of
his ', arrest and tbo City Marshal only in
4 >i Want to See Mother."
Night before last a young lady resid
ing in Sncrooicnto, who had been ill for
some ..months, ..died. That night hcr
mother...*ff*rn.. out by weeks of care aud
watebiP.gi ..bad lain down upon tho foot
of the bod,, leaving two women to watch
ovejf the suflb rer, who appeared to bo in
a '.upor. Sbo had hcen asleep but a
few . minutes when hcr daughter awoke
and inquired of the nurses : ' Where
is dear mother ? I want to seo her this
minute.'' Tho ladies explained tho
cirepmetarices, to Whioh tho girl replied,
"YeBj TkndW niother is tired out; but I
Suet see her right now." Expostula
ted wore Useless; sho beoamo excited,
and reaching over to her mother cu
irJeavored' to arouse her, but was too
week. Tho ladies finally concluded to
v.ako tho parent, who immediately sat
Up iri bed and looked at her daUghtor.
The latter.glanced full in hrr faca lur a
second, and fell back dead.
- ' ? " ' ???:t "' ? itmm it _
"Had you; sir'/' said Henry Erskine
to a dilatory carpenter, "been to build
tb? ark, wo should uot bavc had the
Girls ore often wild, wayward and
hnrd to govern. They give their anx
ious mothers and foud fathers nrtny
serious hours of thmightand euro. Thoy
principally delight in having their owu
way : they are impatient under some re
straint, and they frequently limey that
they know a great deal more than thuir
They giggle and act very Ibolin h
sometimes, when anything h ippcns to
please them. Thoy pout aud make up
faces when they feel cross aud unonn
fortablc, or when any one is unibrtun
a c enough to iuour their youthful dis
pleasure, and thoy resort to tcirs and
find a gru.tt deal of comfort in a goud
cry wheu the world docs not move upon
its axis exactly in couformity with their
They arc very roinnntio with regard
to their expectations for the future
They have an uncontrollable passiou
for cheap, sensational literature, and
they usually entertain about as unreal
and exaggerated ideas of lile as they
find pict- red aud described in the start
ling narratives which thov are in the
habit of readiug. They look forward to
find tlieiuselvu.s in the same impossible
situations as the imaginary heroines,
whoso chequered careers they follow
with such thrilliug iutercjt, anxiety
They condescend, sometimes, to flat
ter and flirt With the teudor hearted aud
contiding youths of their acquaintance,
who at an early age are so untoetua i to
as to feel that
"Tue rosy boy with a cherub wing
Has many u shaft for his slender sling."
The girls some howaeem to delight in
tormenting und teasing such boys, nor
appear to feel one atom of pity or com
passion lor what theso tender youths
suflcr and endure by ruasou of hopelessly
Girls iouieliines make old and gray
headed men say and do a great inn y
foolish and undignified things. Sujh
instances arc nut uncommon, and who
can fancy ? more ridiculous picture thin
that of atl old in.in, with hair and
whiskers -freshly and ingeniously dyed,
Jfftinly endeavoring to conceal the fact
Th?t has the 111euina?? islil, liiskiug round
like a y uug cult iu a green pasture, in
futile endeavors to pct'auu le home youug
girl uf sweet sixtcm that he is as young
as ever he was.
Gir's arc very communicat ive with
euch other They arc in the habit of
talking over between themselves all
their joys and sorrows, enjoining eich
other the most solemn obligations u'jv'Or
to tell what they hear to an , b >dy else;
how well they obey these muluil iujuud
tinit is evident lrom their subs^juent
com sc of conduct. If you would how u
secret broadcast over the laud, tell it to
a young girl, and make her promise to
religiously keep it.
A girl becomes a complete girl only
when she doesup her back hair in ma
turc fashion, and gets her first long
dress on. Then uhc sails out into the
beau mundo, with u great many lofty
and supercilious, airs uud fancies that
she is a full fledged woman.
But with all their failing aud short
comings, girls urc a lovely, lively and in
teresting institution. Tai world we
live iu is a great deal brighter, better
and more beautiful for their being in it.
When grown t > perfect maturity t hey
make our best and loveliest women, and
a noble uoman is God's greatest uud
grandest earthly creation.
Kepose the Secret of Tower.
A peaceful life is most likely to he a
full one, with finer and keener schsibili
ties; better related to beauty and p ?e'.ry
and all higher matters; more dignified
and 'self respecting.
11 r pose is tho sccrcct of power in per
sons, pictures, statue*, architecture,
books, and nature, ns if it were a means
of retain!uiug as woll as disclosing jifoj
and health demands a frequuut paining
to restore tho balance of the systuui,
and keep up perfect circulations.
The night, if spout in healthy sleep
after proper oveniug hours, reduces the
world's chaos, aud wo arc new every
Who does not know the magic of a
brief pause in tho midst of the worst
confusion? A clam of five minutes will
iuvito back our vagraut ideas and
So the homo should bo lik a hush and
n lullaby in thin headlong, whirling,
noisy, furious and distracted world of
tho nineteenth century?a nook upart
from tho thoroughfares?a grot oor
bower under tho sky, where tho beauti
ful .'-pints of tho uir will hover and
It? atmosphere should bo a little
oriental and cheering, us if exhaled
from poopies and balsams.
Medical students uro warned uot to
ask a certain minister to proach for the n*
lie has his text ready : "In his diseases
Ana sought not to tho Lord, but to the
physician. And Asa slept with his
The Pleasure of Doing Nothing.
M. Berryer, who was ono of tho great
est French statesmon of tho presont con
tury, in his youth was Tory lazy. H iB
masters had great trouble in making
him submit to school discipline. The
undcriuastor quito despaired of him, and
went one cay to loll tho head-master
that this boy would never do anything,
and they could not make anything of
him. He sent for him into his study,
aud said to him: ''My boy. work is
disagreeable to you, and you think that
happiness consists in doing nothing.
Well, come into my study; you can look
at mo while I am at work; that won't
fatigue you, and you will do nothing.
Hut lot us understand caoh other?
uothitig of any kind, roinombor."
The boy was delighted. The first
hour passed away to tho grc.it pleasure
of the scholar. lie congratulated him
self on neither having to open his
dictionary nor learn his rudiments by
heart. At tho end of an hour and a
half, however, ho had sufficiently on
joyed the delights of fancy. He put
out his arm to take a book. The raastjr
stopped him atoncu "You forget our
agreement; you arc to do nothing. 'Co
read is4.0 do somethiug. Enjoy the per
mission t have given you, do nothing."
The boy soou began to discover that
the pleasure of doing nothing soon be
came monotonous He hazarded some
questions; the master did not reply.
Then, when he had come to the end of
the page he was writing, he said, "My
hoy; cauh has his taste; you have that
of doing nothing, 1 have that of work
ing. I do nut trouble you,so do not
disturb me "
Young Berryer could scarcely help
saying that it would be difficult for him
to find happiness much longer in such
patience. At the end of three hours the
master got up and went to take a walk
under the shade of the trees in the park.
As soon us he came into the garden ho
wished to leave his master and go with
his schoolfellows, who were having a
merry game. The master held him by
the arm. "You are uot chinking of our
agrecmeut. I'h^'ing is doing some
thing. Domain by my side; we will
wulk up and dowu this nvenuo, or you
tau Bityluwu if >ou-li.kji it hotter."
But tho boy had h.iil enough of doing
nothing. He was very willing to promise
to leuru his lessons iu order to escape to
An Astonishing Story
Here is a story which may well as
tonish all naturalists! Iu Murraysville,
Cdoko county, Tenn., a Mrs. Kennedy
has for some years Buffered great pains
and "felt something running up and
down her stomach." So at last, after
snmo hospital treatment, she went for
Perriain Gyles, M.D. This physician
having summoned two of his brethron,
tin n|oration was undertaken. Surgical
particulars are unnecessary. The ro
suit was that two living rattle snakos,
one 30. the other 32 inches long, were
removed from the woman, and she is now
perl'aetly well, whilo tho snakes (in a
stuffed Htute) adorn the museum of Col
John Stephens. Mrs. Kcuncdy says
that several yoars ago "she sw.illo.ved
two small, Hoft. white eggs" which she
found iu a field, "supposing them to bo
Ahout a Bear.?Several hundred
persons attended the funeral of a tame
bear near Boston a few days ago. An
invitation to be present was sent to tho
Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, who
responded as follows: "Dear Sir?Many
thanks fur your polito invitation to
attend the obsequies of the lamented
plantigrade. I nm sorry that it will not
bo in my power to be present upon the
melancholy occasion. I have a greut
respect for boars since those two female
ones taught the little children of Bothol
I and of Belial that thoy must.not bo
1 rudo to elderly persons. 1 think a loose
bear or two might be of service in our
cotiiDunity, and 1 regret much the loss
of an animal who might have done"so
much ns n moral teacher for the youug
of this city and its suburbs. irours
truly, O. W. Holmes.
A Clergyman had a fondness for long
words, and undertook to instruct the
clerk In the uso of them. One evening
as they were about to leave tho vestry,
John asked (ho minister ii he should
put out the candles.
"But out ! Say extinguish," answered
"And," said John, "does extinguish
always stand for put out?"
"Alwtiys," replcd the clergyman.
Next Sunday it happened that a dog
began to bark in tho church. John
roso iu his seat and solemnly gave the
"Somo one will please to extinguish
that thar dog."
An old geutlouiiu of muoh cxporionoo
in the world says that nil that is nocos
sary for tho pcrfoot enjoyinout of love
sausages is confidence.
Josh Billings lin Fnglish.
Timo is^tnoney aud many people pay
their dcb'? with it.
Ignorance m tho wot-nurso of preju
Wit without Bcnso is a razor without
a handle. :
Half tho discomfort of lifd is tho re
sult of getting tired of ourselves;
Bcnovplcoco is the cream on the
milk of human kindness.
People.df good sense are those whoso
opinions Agrco with oura.
Face ail things; even adversity is po
lite to a^nxan's face.
Passion,1 always lowers a great man,
but sometimes elevates a little one.
Stylo iiovorythiug for a sinoor, and
a little of it would not hurt a saiut.
Men now a days aro divided into
slow christnins aud wide awako sin
There are people who expect to es
cape hell because of tho crowd going
Most people arc like eggs?too full
of themselves to hold anything else.
It is littlo trouble for a graven imago
to bo patient, even in fly time.
Old ngo often increases us in wisdom
?and in rheumatism.
A mtolo is a bad pun on a horse.
Health is a loau at call.
Wheat is a serial. I am glad ol
Manner is a great doal more attrao
tho than matter especially in a inou
Adversity to a man is like training
to a pugilist. It reduces him to his
Pleasure it like a treacle. Too much
of it spoils tho taste for everything.
Necessity is the mother of invention,
but palcut right is the father.
Did you over hear a very rich man
Beware of the man with half-shut
eyes. He's not dreaming.
Man was built after all other things
had bcou made and pronounced good.
If uot ho would have insisted on giving
his orders as to tho rest of tho job.
M|? fatten slow in a church?they
can't divo on religiou no more than
lition cheats tho econtrio with tho
lorn; and makc3i them
scrvo^hi the hab ilia incuts of the bar
There are farmers so full of science
that they won't set a gato post till they
have had the earth under tho gate
Whop lambs get through being lambs
they become sheep. This takes the
sentiment out of them.
A California Gas Spring.
About half a mile over a mountain
from Harthat Spring there is what is
called tho Gas Spring. This is probibly
the greatest curiosity of tho mountain .
Tho water is ice eold, but dabbling and
foaming as if it boiled, and tho greatest
ponder is the inevitable dostruotioa of
life produced by iuhuling tho gas. No
live thing is to he found within a cir
cuit of one hundred yards of the spring
The very birds, if thoy happbn fly over
it, drop dead. Wo experimented with a
lizard on dclructivouos its proporities
by holding it two foot above tho wator
it stretched dead in two minutes. It
will kill a human being in twenty mitt
utes. Wo sto.id over it ab mt five in in
utcs when a dull heavy, aching sensa
tion crept over us, and our oyes began
to swim. The gas which escapes lure is
tho rankest king ofcarbonio and, a id
hence its sure destruction of life; also,
quenching of flame instantaneously.
Is it a Trne Allegation.
I once owned a pet nlligitor, about
tou or twolvo inches long, and h id j him
fixed up uiccly, his domioilo soar ran god
that ho oould take it |wct or dry, just
as 'Garter* preferred. Ouoday l*o.iught
a mouse, and concluded to turu it Jovcr
to my pet, and stood by to watch the ro
suit. The mouse was (put in tho water
and was swimming around; tho '(Jartor'
advanced to tho [jatt.. k and seized the
mouse, which instantly acting upon tho
defensive, turned upon the alligator,
biting it about tho eyes and face cans
ing it to relinquish its hold and boat a
hasty retreat. The aligator could not
again ho induced to couio up to the
scratch. That the alligator is a natural
born coward, no ono can deny.
"I shall toll how it vas. I drink mine
lagor; den I put mine hand on mine
head, and doro vas vonj;pauo. Don I
put my baud ou mine body, and dero
VHS auodor pain. Den I put mine hand
in mine pooket, und oh min.-. Got dere
vas nothing. So I jino mid do detnpor
a nee. Now dero is no paiu more iu miuo
head, aud paiu iu mino body vns all
gone away. I put mino hand iu mino
pocket, aud doro vas dweuty dollars.
So I shtay mid do dcinporanco."
Who fears t'offend takes the first stop
A pointed or round chiu indicates a
congenial love. A person with such a
chin will have a beau ideal, and will
not bo easily satisfied with real men or
Tho indented chin indicates a great
desire to be loved; hunger and thirst for
affection, When large in women, she
may overstep the bonds ofetiquettc, and
make love to ono that pleases her.
A narrow square chin indicates a de
sire to love, and is more common among
The broad square chin indicates vio
lent love, or at least devoted attach
The broad round chin indicates ar
dent love, combined with groat stead
fastness aud permanence of affection.
The retreating chin is in licative of
the want of attachment, and but little
ardor in lovo.
The chin, iu its length and breadth,
indicates self control, ^solf will, resolu
tion, and decision; &c.
Carnivorous animals have the upper
jaw projecting, while those of a gramin
ivorous nature have the lower jaw pro
jecting. In a man with projecting up
per jaw, w'o"^ found large destructive
neos and love of animal food; when the
lower jaw projects, then the lovo r,r
In a 'Ventilator.
The terrible stories of death in chests
with secret springs, came noar a ropcti
tiou lately in an English provincial
town. A Mr. Kelk, quito recently mar
ried, had invited a party of friends to
his house, and his young wifti, in her
auxiety to get rid of the hot Vir, ventur
ed up stairs, aud seeing a small closet
with a ventilator, she entered to open
it, when the current of air closed the
door. In vain she called to the ser:
vant, although she could bear tho door
bell ring and h?r visitors enter, aud ns
none .suspected that the<imprisoned lady
was iu the roof of tho house, all the
other parts of the dwelling and grouois
were searched Oue of the visitors aug
gestcd that there might be au Jold chest
with a secrot spring, and this gave a
clue to tho closets and when at last
fouud. Mrs. Kelk was seriously ill and
hysterical. Violent epileptic fits follow
cd, and the shock bciug inoro than tho
uervous system could sustain, death
shortly put nu cud to ^the poor young
A Troublesome LonoEtt.--W*c
once over heard a conversation bctweeu
two scrvauts at a first cla<s hotel.
'?What's do matter wid No. 8 dis
morning Mr. Johusing !"
"Why, you see, he come in berry
drunk last night au' got in on No 20,
dat rasible ole man, an' he fust took him
him fur a thief an' thou he took him in
the countenance. Dat'sall."
"What de debble docs 20 leave his
doah unlocked for den, eh 7"
"'Cause do onrasonable ole cuss just
lays iu dc bed an' rings dat bell all
"Numbah 20 is de trooble3omost ole
cuss we eher hub."
Foor.bo IIim?A story is told of a
verdant youth who went to buy the
praetioe et a country doctor. The d izt ;r
said his patients were so numerous he
could not remember them all, but his
horse knew them and always stopped at
their doors. The next diy tho country
doctor drove his customer through the
town, und as he said, the horso stopped
at uoarly every door. The barg iiu was
concluded aud the mouey paid. Tho
purchaser remained in town, lor several
days wondered why no patieuts came,
lie ceased to wonder, however, when ho
found his predecessor had borrowed his
milkman's horse iu showing him around.
Fashion notes for tho fall set forth
that three new shades of oolor will bo in
troducedthis seas >n, aud that two of
these?flour do soufro (flowers of sul
phur) a peculiar yellow and cardinal,
a handsome red will probably be very
fashionable. The other color is called
volcanic. Also that autumn bonnota
will have low crowns, but tho trimming
which will bo in tho mo.Jt cases plaoed
in front, will add matorilly tot hoir olti
tuco. Flowers will not bo worn so much
as last season*
Beautiful.?A poor Irish woman
applied to a lady for u flower or two to
put iu the baud of her dead infant, and
when a handsome. Douquet was handed
her she offered to pay for it, which, of
course, was deolincd, when, with a look
full of gratitude, bIio exclaimed, "May
tho Lord Jesus meet you at tho gate of
hcaveu with a crown of roses." Nothing
could bo inoro touchiugly beautiful as
well as poetical.?Darlington Souther
Why should there bo moro marriages
in winter than in summer? Booauso
in winter tho gentlemen require oom
foetors and the ladies muffj.
A distinguished- editor Woi- ia. his
A long, thin, ghostly visaged indivi
dual was announced.
With an asthmatio voico, but in a
tone of stupid civility?for otherwis tho
editor would have assuredly traufixed
bim with a fiery paragraph tbo next
morniug?the stranger said :
'Sir, your journal of yesterday con
tained false information.' ?1
?Impossible, sir: but what do "you, al
lude to?' *
?You said that Mr- M. has boon
1 Coudemned.' ' j l0\
'Now, Bir, I am that gentleman.'
'Impossible.' , -
'I assure you it is a fact, aud now rI
hope you will contradict wbat you have
'By no moans.'
'You are deranged.'
'1 may be, sir, but I"will not take it
*I will complain to a magistrate.,
'As you please, but I never retract.
Tbo most that I can do for you is to au
uounco that the ropo broke, and that
you arc now in perfect health. I haVe
my principles; I never retract.' 1 >t*'i
Things That Look Bad. ?di
A gentleman playing base ball.
A poor boy putting on airs.
A fool teaching a school.
A rhh man disowning his poor kin.
A man trying to sing when he can't
A bankrupt who has moro than ho
An insurance agent smoking in a
A misanthropist talking about ohari
ty aud benevolence.
A young man calling an old man by
biscbristain name; his father 'thegovor
nor,'and 'bis mother 'the old woman/
Dr. Simon a physiciaa of Lorraine,
gives a now ouro"for boils, namely, by
treating them with 3camphorated oloho
hol. As soon us the culmination point
of the boil "makes its appearance, he
puts a little of the liquid iu a saucer
and, dipping tho ends of hiss little fin
gers in Jit rubs the inflamed surface,
especially the central part, repeating
the operation eight or ton times for
about half a minute. He then allows
the surface to dry, placing ovor it a
slight coating of camphorated oil. He
says that four such applications will,
in almost all cases, cause boils to dry
up aud disappear.
A loving husband onoe waited on a
doctcr to request him to prosoribe for
his wife's eyes. "Let hor wash them
every morning with a glass of brandy/*
said the doctor. A few weeks after the
doctor by chanco met tho huabtnd.
"Well, has your wife followed my
advice?" "She has tried to do so, dop
tor," said the spouso, "but she oould
never get the glass higher than bor
A Critic thus alludes to tho merits of
a rising young artist: "He possesses
some merit as an artist, but it is hard
to say whether it lies in landscape or
marine painting; you never oau tell hts
cows from his ships, excopt when they
have their tails exalted, when tho
absence of spars betrays their character.
Even then thoy may bo mistaken for
schooners scudding under bare poles."
Soundings on a Jbar?Rapping for
A little nonsense now and then, is ro
linguished by tho best of moo.
California makes two million dollars
this year from berry crops.
Dramas with legs naturally have tho
Wise sayings often fall to the ground,
but a kiud word is never thrown away.
Iho newest thing in oar rings are
sli] pors of painted wood
'? ??' in %
The best part of boauty is that which
a picture cannot express.
Tho most useful thing in tho long
Au article you oan always borrow?
Modern rod of connection?Stioks of
It is an orrorto imagine that women
talk moro than men. They're listened
A baby was born last week with one
log in Chieago. Whero was the other
'Talk about tho severe mental labor
of men,'says Bertha. 'It takes more
haul study to 'discover tbo front of ft
new spring hat than Bwould win a caso
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